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VOL. XLIV, WINNSBORO, S. C, WEDNESDAY, JULY i, 1888. NO, 49.
IA Broter's Keeper.
I DISS'S WORK OF LOYE I? DUTY.
\ 2T KASY HA3TWELL CATHEHWOOD,
'Author or "Craque o' Doom," "Stephes
| Guthrie," 'The Lose Man's
Cabin," and Other Stories.
[Copi(righted, 0897, by the A. X. Kellogg A'twspoi
_ per Company.] . - ^ _
The trivial experiences of common people,
mere atoms in the universe, may seem
scarcely worth the great reader's attention,
until he remembers that he is himself merely
one of those atoms, and that the ancient
of all readers unceasingly cons this primer
world and its simple combinations.
Several people were grouped around the
aeep rea nre, over wmca uuii^ wirec uuu
kettles breathing an odorous steam Into the
air. Beyond this stood a tent of poles covered
with brush and blankets, where the
men who tended camp slept It was a closely
Tom Holmes, in one of his woolly overcoats,
was stretched at the roots of a tree
smoking. Randy Thompson, insulated by
silence, sat uptight and attentive near the
fire. A sister of the two men who were
boiling sugar occasionally helped them try
a ladle-full in cold water, or took her turn
at the long stirer. As Gurley approached
the camp he noticed these people after he
had seen that McArdie was there sitting by
To her black dress Phcebe White had
added a scarlet shawl, looping it around her
waist and hooding one corner over her
head. He felt sure no influence erf the dark
ouirdoors *porld was lost upon ker. She
was listening to other sounds besides ifcArdle's
remarks. Sl*e heard the first sighings
of spring in the tops of naked trees.
44 You're late, my lad," said Holmes, rising
to meet Gurley and his horse, and at
once taking hold'of the bridle.
"But'tain't sugared yet," called out the
elder of the boilers. " Mose, he poured a
bucketful of cold sugar-water in the kittle
when my tack was turned."
' "Ididn'l. do no such thing," retorted
Mose. " Twas you went to sleep early in
the 6venin' 'at let the fire go out"
" J/? went to sleep! when everybody in
the d&estrick knows you ain't never half
awake. Folks mind yet how you used to sit
In school all day with your chin on your
-breast and the boys firin' wads down your
"There ain't one word truth in it,"
-muttered Mose, fixing his tcrpid regards on
"This looks like the gypsy scene in TroTatore,"
lifting his hat as he joined the
party, "even to-the anvil-chorus. Adam
and Hose are going to fall to and hammer
. each other."
"It is rather picturesque," admitted McArdle,
'looking about him. "But I apprehend
you find it different from Miss Fawcett's
' "Miss Fawcetts drawing-room is. not to
be allowed any picturesqueness, then?." responded
"I only meant in point of fact," McArdle
hastened to add, "that this ia what you
might call sylvan; while down at Fawcett
House the refinements of life are?I would
. "Who's Miss Fawcett," inquired Phoebe.
; "She is a very beautiful, very wealthy
young lady," explained McArdle, "who has
just returned from foreign travel to her
homestead not far from Gurley's. 1 bek
lieve it is,understood," added McArdle,
.-considered a fortunate thing, under the cir.
"This 'sn't a had nag, Jack," remarked
Tom Holmes, finishing a critical examinartion
of Gurley's saddle-horse. "But she'll
, -,never make a goer. You could have found
. more points for the money."
"Let-me see her," said Phoebe, coming to
Uook at the pretty animaL "She ha^a^^
. :just like velvet^^|^ffl^
On a velvet nose." Phoebe
put one arm across the shining neck and
;ahe and the horse exchanged a caress.
"My goodness!" exclaimed Randy. "Kiss
a horse! That's most as simple as them
.heathens worshipin' dumb beasts."
" You like a horse, don't you?" said Gur?ey
to Phoebe, with appreciation.
" Indeed, yes. What do you call herl"
. -'Bess. Do you ride?"
1 ** I have always known how to ride?my
fashion. It's as good as being like those
.Centaura; and not half so clumsy."
" I'd consider it a favor if you'd ride her
Rnmpt.impq." said Gurlev.
. u Oh, would youl"
' "Yes; I've really thought of making a
lady's horse of her."
.Phcebe rubbed her cheek against the
mare's warm neck.
44 I would so love to get upon, her now."
' " Butshe isn't properly saddled for you."
- ** I don't mind about saddles. If you don't
44 Oh, I dout object," said Gurley, laughing,
4'except on account of your safety."
He stooped tc receive her foot, and in an
instant she and Bess had shot away through
4> That girl will get her neck broke," ex.
claimed Randy Thompson, apprehensively.
44 You -were careless, Gurley," declared
.-McArdie, coming forward with disapproval
"Let her alone," said Tom Holmes,
spreading smoke around himself. 4tI
shouldn't be afraid to see that little thing
mount a tiger if she took the notion. Besides,
that nag of Jack'3 isn't going to run
44 I'll put up all I paid for her, Tom, that
you'll be wanting to buy that nag of me before
six months. It's a way you have of
abusing my choice and then begging it
away from xrte.^
Phoebe came back in a few moments,
?Krminc to the BTonnd and taking the bridle
on her arm, as the horse paused. Both
were exhilarated by the run;"and she tied
the hitching-strap in a horseman's knot
around a branch by the time Gurley was at
hand to do it.
" Oh, it was delightful. -We rushed like
wind to the very edge of Black Hollow.
And there we stood still and looked across
st tse ioaesomest light that shone like
some thing one-eyed just ready to spring at
kuuimww nvmau. juwuuuu o wu Ldry
or so ago, and soured him against the race.
But it's my opinion the old wretch was too
stingy ever to get married. He is eredited
with keeping 'barrels of money in t&at old
den. We don't know where he came from.
He and his house were suddenly there, like
. a toadstool- * Some of the neighbors think he
is crazy, but his wits all come horns when
he makes a bargain. He keeps his own
.house, and I don't think anybody in this re.giou
has ever seen the inside of it."
"I seen it onct,,v said Nease, the sugarboiler.
"The boys sakl he'd use!LCil uii hi*
money together and made a gold stove
So I peeked at the winder when he'd gont
off, but jest then he come up behind m<
i?- makin' that noise in his head, and I disro
member w&at I seen or what I done."
"He's got an infirmity in his speech,'
Randy, "and that's a great mercy, fo:
folks can't tell what he's a sayin' when h<
sat lookine in the fire with he:
hands crossed oa her lap. Adam and Host
piled on more brush and the boiling liqui<
"Hear what the kettles say. What d<
they say to you, Raady?"
"jlothin'." ' /
' ** 'Double, double, toil and trouble,' is th
Shakespearean rendering of what boilinj
cauldrons say, I believe," answered M<>
Ardle, with lightness and grace.
'That's witch's nonsense," puffed Holmes.
"These here kittles," interpreted Adam,
"says if they have good luck and Mose don't
go to sleep and dip his head in them that
they'll sugar off before long."
"This is what they say, said Phoebe:
"Trouble, trouble, effort double; trouble,
? I N'EVEK COULD TELL X 8TOSY TO ORDER." '
trouble, effort double.' They say it over and
over. Let's tell stories."
"Suppose we do tell a limited number,"
said McArdle, "and draw lots for the enviable
"I never could tell a story to order," said
McArdle had already taken out his notebook;
he cut slips into his hat.
"Put the shadow of a subject on those
fatal papers," urged Gurley, "so the victims
may have a straw to cling to."
"Good," 3aid McArdle, sharpening his
pencil. "Subjects are In order."
"Injuns I'' spoke up Mose.
"The thought of be in' scalped is wakenin'
to Mose," remarked Adam.
"Give us something pathetic?with tears
in.it," proposed Tcm Holmes, with a comfortable
"Indians?Tears," voted McArdle. "One
more will do."
"Something about the North, then," said
fim-'orr timmop Kic hoar? tj"l 1/v-iV 11T> at, tVlA
dark sky. "Any other point of the compass
would do as well, but the lichens on the
north side of this tree s x>ke first."
"Very well,'' said McAidle, and he arose
and carried around his hat lor the drawing.
"The Indians have me," confessed Gurley.
"And I've drawn the North," said Phoebe.
"But who has drawn tears?" inquired McArdle,
looking carefully around.
"This fellow will draw blisters," exclaimed
Adam, dragging his brother's shoe
from the coals. "He'd burn himsolf to
ashes, and set smokin' two or three days
before he found it out, if I didn't look after
Mose ?truck out at his brother with a fist
which revealed the third penciled slip.
"Come, Moses," said Gurley; "let's have
the mellowing story first."
"Oh, git out," muttered Mose, in discomfort.
"Some short and simple tale," added
Holmes; "only let it be calculated to touch
"Oh, git out," repeated Mose, twisting uneasily.
"If you have tears prepare to shed them
now," quoted McArdla
"Oh, blame it, git out," growled Mose,
looking helplessly on all sides of him.
suggtote i Adam.jticni^_mJbuM-inS II
bl"Here, Mose, give me your hat for a forfeit"
said Phoebe White. "You'll redeem
it some way. Thev shan'tdrive you to tearf
while I am by. It is Mr. Gurlev's turn, "a
Jfose giadly gave up his hat, andoj|jm
his shaggy head nearer the
lor unlimit 3dbasldj38^^^^^^rc>repared
' "But give
me your attention and.1 will endeavor to follow
the war-path." w
Adam or his sister kept skimming the
thick sirup, and the sound of the skimmer
on the siden, or the stirrer on the bottom,, of
the Irettle ^vas Gurley's accompaniment.
44 Only a few miles from the place where
we now sit," said he, "there is, as you all
know, a mound so ancient that the aborigines
of this country coifld give no account of
it. .Trees of centuries' growth spring from
it, and it is believed to be the work of an extinct
44 He's stealing bodily from pioneer papers,"
sighed Tom Holmes, "ilose, bring
us a pitcher of fresh sugar-water. We all
love that i&ound. It has been written about
and photographed, but we like to rest ourselves
from it occasionally. "We couldn't
keep house without that mound, but when
you attempt to give it to us. for an Indian
story, Jack, you are taking a mean advantage
of local weakness."
44 Only a. few miles from the place where
we now sit," repeated Gurley, with a deaf
expression of countenance, 4tthere is a
mound so ancient that the aborigines of this
country could give no account of it. Trees
of centuries' growth spring from it, and it is
believed to be the work of an extinct race.
That ought to give me a fair start unless the
judges persist in ringing me back." .
"The Gurleys were always norsey,"
commented Tom. '.'But I could stand turf
t-n.iv better than I can quotations from old
"Not many years ago the speaker was a
youth who had a Familiar, and this Familiar,
instead of being such a mentor as his
age ought to have made him, acted rather
as a tempter."
"Tempt a mulish Gurley!" murmured
"Mexican relics and Aztec tradition interested
us greatly, and we laid up heaps of
knowledge; only, one of us became positive
that this old mound was merely u burial
place of the native Indians, and the other
became equally positive that it was of more
"Aftei long quarreling we decided to dig
until we found proofs to satisfy us. But as
the law protected that mu?md from curious
investigation, we decided to say nothing
about our intentions, but to go quietly there
in the night, with pick and spade, and avoid
"It was fall, and hardly a leaf remained
on the sighing trees. I hugged my coat collar
uar to my ears, not because I was cold,
_ Juft because the weirdness of the woods and
season drove one in on himself. We found
- - ? -3 ? A r.f
tne spot previously agreeu uuuu, uuu uuw ui
us fell to work, digging straight downward.
Our slido-lantern was shut up and sat at hand
to hash on our discoveries. Before long wo
stood to our waists in the hole, and then to
our armpits. The Familiar, being corpulent
and lazy, now climbed out and said he would
hold up the lantern/1
"This story is a contemptible poor peri
formance," continued Tom Holmes.
"It grows "better as it gets on," promised
Gurley. "The lazy, fat Familiar, I said,
opened the lantern slide and fatigued himi
self throwing light into the hole while I
t threw dirt out. And presently the metal
struck something which rang in response.
The Familiar squatted in excitement and
hissed directions over my panting head,
threatening me .with his lantern because
I did not upheave the whole find at once.
The spade s?^x>pod a great head over: and
it continued turning slowly as if by its owu
> will The top of a helmet, on which I had
i been clinking, remained intact, but the lowei
. part;broke away and an under iaw fell froir
its ancient repose, shedding teeth on th*
' spade with the rattle of over-ripe peas.
i;TTT ? ?; >, +>!? omnt.irms of thf
r " i\CXO VYlJhyyw*
? discoverer. I stooped down and took hoi-.
of the helmet, and I can still feel its pe
r ?culiar metallic thrilL The skull was gij
gantic. We turned it in the lantern light
] The ashen front head;had a delicacy of text
ure which was almost inf a nt like."
B "But you ain't tellin' about In'juns," com
plained ilose, curling himself around in an
8 "Wait, Moses. Their moccasin sole:
y make no noise, hut step by step through th<
dark woods they are coming."
ilose glanced behind him.
"I whispered to the Familiar that both of
us working together could hardly dig out
his length in a week.
" 'You could do it yourself in half the .
night,' hissed the Familiar, 'while p hold
the lantern for you, if you'd only put to it.
I hope the whole skeleton is in mail and as
well preserved as the head. This proves
my theory that Indian tribes buried their
dead in mounds, and some of them had
reached a high state of civilization.'
" 'Don't deceive yourself,' said I. This
proves my theory that an ancient race made
this continent great when the old world was
plunged in barbarism.'
"I threw out a shovelful of earth, and felt
as if I had struck somebody. The Familiar
lifted his lantern and flashed it around. We
both saw: standing in unwinking gravity
on the ridge cf fresh earth, a tall Indian
who never moved a muscle while the lantern
pierced him. The Familiar turned our
light around the circle of the pit, and behold,
we were surrounded by a ring of savages.
The searching lantern revealed their
Wfcr-paint, their steady glittering eyes, their
moccasin thongs and even Unj wrinkles ia
" Neither the Familiar or I spoke; we felt
under a spell. When the Familiar wag
pushod into the pit, almost smothering me,
I thought it was a trick. But come hand
took my spade, and earth showered back
into that hole with terrific swiftness. "We
endured the shower of clay, tramping it
under our feet in a dance so rapid, or we
should have been buried. The Familiar,as if
bewitched, still moved his lantern around in
a circle, and there stood every brave motionless
while the spade clinked and the dirt
fell in. In a brief time we stood on level
earth, still tramping earth where the hole
had been. But then the lantern was flung
against a tree, the Indians seized us and we
" were tied to saplings before -I could realize
any thing except a deer-hide throng which
cut palpably into my wrist. *
"The elder Indians stood in a group,while
limber, young ones collected chunks, twigs,
whole stumps, to wall us in for burning.
Instead of preparing my mind for death,
I found myself ruminating on the Familiar's
immense capacity for combustion, and wondering
if he would not burn up richly like a
barrel of tar.
"As our fires mounted so did the spirits
of our captors, who were so determined to
keep from the white man the secrets of
fJioiT* orimant 'PhA-fr nrtrl t/hrATO
tomahawks awhile; then they paused and
stared; then they fell upon their knees in
two circles and all blew the flames. I can
still see those aquiline noses bent to
earth, those leathern cheeks distending and
collapsing as they blew. But that ghostly
fire of the past, rubbed in the beginning
out of two hard sticks, would not take hold
of the breathing present. It failed even
to warm us. And when those wretched beings
became convinced of that fact, tfcev
rose with one accord and tomahawked eacn
other and threw each other into the
fire, in true Indian fashion, until the Familiar
and I were walled aboutby their charred
figures and not one brave was left."
"I don't believe there's a word o' truth in
it," commented Mose.
"How can you be so incredulous?" remonstrated
"Why, it don't stand to reason," argued
"Imagination," said McArdle, spreading
his hands airily, nis a fine thing, Moses."
"Oh, isn't it!" murmured Phoebe, watching
the fire. "It's a kind of wonder palace
that you c*a step into out of any thing.
May be Lazarus had his head in such a pal.
ace. Whatever your self lacksjrou^w^;
I go tha^t seems U3 if God gave us a sixth
sense witn wtacn we can enjoy tnings we
"What on earth is the girl talkin' about!"
said Randy Thompson.
'She is tuning her imagination for the
story about the North," volunteered Gurley.
"J thought one out a long while ago," said
Phoebe, "when I was reading Scandinavian
things?abeut Thor and Sif and Wodin?but
this is about a hill TrolL"
''Now, what's a hill Troll?" complained
"He was a little spirit fellow, sometimes
. good and sometimes bad, who lived inside a
"There ain't none of them thing9," said
Mose, with conviction.
"There was this one Troll" insisted
Phoebe, "and he quarried rock. And Ono
| night when he put up his quarrying tools
a wrinkled dwarf came and offered to show
him away down in the heart of the earth a
diamond finer than any the sun ever saw.
He did not hesitate to follow the dwarf.
'And if I find that diamond, I'll put up my
quarrying tools for a hundred years," said
"They went down and went down until
theTroil began to distrust His guide ana
called a halt. They were under the very
ribs of the earth. 'I'll go no further,' says
' The dwarf laughed. 'Don't you hear a
booming sound*' says he.
"Well, that's the sound made by people
on the other side of the earth trying to pick
this diamond out.'
"The Troll hurried on again until he felt
smothered, and stopped again,.saying:
" 'I'll go no further.'
" 'Don't you hear the lapping of Water!'
cries the dwarf.
" 'Yes.' ?
" 'Well, that's the wash of the open sea,
contending with men for this priceless
"The Troll thought, 'if this way leads to
the open sea, x can easily rise through that
to the surface.' So on he went.
"But presently they came under a rock
dome hung with stony icicles, and. at their
feet lapped a reservoir of water full of
human fragments and pieces of ships.
" 'Here's the end of the search.' grinned
the dwarf. 'The diamond I brought ycu to
seek is that whirling Maelstrom which outa
its planes ot waters on tins coast, mo
is closed up behind you; now get out if you
can through the Maelstrom!'
' Then the dwarf disappeared just as if
there never had been a dwarf, and the Troll
stood under the roar of the Maelstrom, his
knees shaking; he felt himself a dead Troll.
For in those days the Maelstrom was a boiling
whirlpool miles in circumference. When
sailors became suddenly aware of gliding
across a field of water depressed- toward
some unknown center,-they knew the Maelstrom
had them. First she described a huge
circle, as if swinging them around her victim's
head. Then they felt her fury. She
whirled and beat them, she rolled them over
and crunched them in her awful jaws, out
of which no ship or man ever rose again.
"Pretty soon a voice near the Troll said:
'Who knows, Troll, but you may conquer
this Maelstrom and quiet its rage for the
remainder of the centuries.
"He looked around and saw a white child.
'You have worked in the quarries and knit
your strength,' says the child, and I can
cIiatv rnu the wav to the ore-dwarfs, and in
their furnace you will find a hammer and
anvil ready for any body who wants to use
them. IS ever mind what any dwarf does,
but take your heart, your brain, your hands
and feet one after the other, and beat and
temper then? on the anviL'
'They are all flesh,' objected the Troll.
4A nice temper I should beat into them on
" 'The hammer and anvil are not metals,'
says the child- 'You make yourself able to
1 rise through the ilaelstrom.'
* "So the Troll went to the furnace of the
ore-dwarfs. He saw them fuse and force
' into upper rock and soil the metals for which
' men dig. The black fellows would seize jets
of fiery liquid, and leaping like meteors,
fling them to force their way upward. They
* looked curiously at the Troll and made
faces. But without spe%Jong to them, he
' *- " ^ 1 "?rrV?J/VS
went TO ine immmcL ivuu nuivu
' child showed him. These tools, while he
worked with them, passed through all the
colors of the rainbow. 'They must be made
* of light,' he thought.
3 "He beat away on his heart, but the more
he thumped the larger it grew, and when
he put it back into place it pushed out his
chest and lifted him off the ground. At
that the Troll* dropped his tools, dashed out
of the furnace and threw himself across the
reservoir, which opened into the sea, sure
that he could face th i Maelstrom. His light
heart carried him straight up tho whirlpool,
but before he had risen six fathoms he was
pounded and suffocated?the soa throw him
back into" the reservoir and shook her
witch's fist at him through the opening, as
if saying: 4Is that enough flw you!'
,4*The Troll limped back to the furnace,
where every grinning dwarf capered at
him. But he hammered his brains and condensed
them until they became magnetic,
forcibly drawing or repelling objects. And
when he put them uacK m tus heaa he saw
himself differently, and did not attempt the
whirlpool again until he had followed all
the child's directions?beating his hands
and feet to an amber glow, the very tint of
light under water.
"Then he crept out and launched*ioto the
base of the Maelstrom. But it beat him
down, and lashed him across.the fne&with
bodies, and stung him with sea-nettles, until
he threw up his arms and was sucked
among the dead in the reservoir, scarcely
able to lift his nostrils over the brink. So
stubborn was the Troll, however, that he
crept again to the fufnace, and this time the
dwarfs stuck their flame-like tongues in his
face, and bent over and slapping themselves
and twisting their tiny black noses in derision.
"Without watching them, the Troll tempered
himself a third time. And after that
trial of the Maelstrom he would not have
lifted a finger for his life and the whole
world besides. # I
"The child came and smoothed his bruised
limbs, saying, 'Poor little hill'TrolL'
" 'I'm ready to die,' said the Troll. But
after he bad rested along time he added:
Til die trying it, though.'
"Over and over he tempered himself, over
and over he tried the Maelstrom, astonished
to find how life and determination did linger
in him, until he rose through the whirlpool
and drew up calm under his feet. To this
day the Maelstrom remains conquered, and
is no longer dangerous except in winter
storms, .ma ine wnoie worm?wno aia not
care a pin. for the Troll when life was beaten
just to death in his subterranean reservoir?;
could not praise him enough."
[TO BE CONTINUED]
Society's Latest Toy.
"What is the bandurria?" was asked of
a well-known musical authority to-day.
"Well," he answered, "the name is of
Italian origin, and not Spanish, as is
generally supposed. The correct name
for this little instrument is the bandora,
or in Spanish, again, the bandolon. It
is of the same family as the^ mandolin,
which it is destained to succeed as the
favorite musical instrument among '
society people. Here and there names
were derived from the East, where in the
heydey of' the Renaissance they^became
generally used to accompany tile voice
and support the recitals of improvisatore
as well as solo performances. Although
'Panduro' appeare in the Greek, it is not
a true Greek instrument, but an exotic.
Pythagoras, writing about the Red Sea,
states that the Troglodytes made the
Pandonra of daphne or laurel, which
grew^near the seashore. The idea o?
tension would seem to be inherent in the
first syllable of names of the bandora or >
tamboura family, preserving in each instance
?0 remarkable an identity; The
body, the open strings producing four
*4 Uftfi A? pcif
lAJxICD j It ljcu3 ulll ITUTW AAWVO: v* vuua vw?
gut bound around the neck and disposed
for the intervals, smaller than half tones,
belonging to the Arabic scale."
The bandurria has bounded in popularity
along the Pacific Coast. Jn San
Francisco it has developed as a fashionable
fad, completely overshadowing and
eclipsing the ci-devant favorite, thebaujo
although it is much harder to learn. Its
svreet and delicate tones lend themselves
sympathetically to all Spanish airs and
plaintive melodies. In the hands of a
skilled performer, accompanied by tenor .
or mezzo-soprano, it is sure to evoke
frequent encores. Nor is it to be despised
for more ambitious productions.
When the Bandurria Club of Chicago,
composed of the best musical talent in
upper social circles, gave a, testimonial
concert recently the rendition of the
"Miserere" from "Trovatore" was so exquisitely
done on bandurrias and guitars
tnat there was scarcely a dry eye in the
audience at the conclusion.
Kooert tonyer on liuoi ,
I have no hesitancy in saying that the
man who builds a strong, straight wall
week days does better than the man
who preaches a weak sermon on Sundays;
that the maid in the kitchen working
faithfully takes a far higher rank
than the young ladies in the parlor who
dawdle through the days reading the last
new stoiy?a story, perhaps, which, tells
of the grand dignity of the worker, while
she herself is unable to bake a loaf of
broad or wash a shirt.
The secret thread of this life of
nobility, my dear people?this life of
labor?I feel as free to say as you are to
hear, lies in the isolation of the vast and
ever-growing working forces from" those
who employ them; and may I not say
also that this general great contempt of
labor is steadily eating like z cancer
into the strong manhood of A merican
Be proud, my dear people, of the
working folks in every calling, and do
not forget that from their ranks have
sprung the greatest minds in theology,
science, literature and war. When 1 in
memory recall my old friend Garfield, it
is then that I recognize to what distinction
and honor the laboring man can
? - - i a.
attain. 1 trust tnai ere long mt> buabu
thread of honest labor may -weave a
string which will in turn produce a
cable, and then a bridge, upon whose
broad span one and all?labor and
capital?may stand and cheerfully fraternize.
France is spending her Season of
peace in extensive preparation for war.
The Senate has just unanimously voted
the extraordinary army appropriations
demanded by the Minister of war for
the year 1888. These credits amount to
470,000.000 francs, of which the artillery
get 234,000;000 francs and the engineers
236,000,000 francs. In asking for these
sums M. de.Freycinet, Minister of War,
said to the Senate that they were intended
tc perfect the armament of the
French troops and the completion of
fortresses. "We must face manfully,"
added the Minister, "the eventualities in
the presence of which we may find
ourselves." These patriotic words produced
tho best effect upon the Senate.
Seabrin Stroke, ap eccentric old cobbler
in Jefferson, Ga., who still keeps at
iiis tract6, aitnccigii eaymj -uxuc j
old, is a veteran three wars. He bett a
dram in Jackson's army at the battle of
New Orleans, fought in the Mexican war
and served with credit in the Confederate
army through the war between the
States. Despite his advanced age, he
makes as good a shoe as any man in the
The All-Healing Springs, though right
at the base of a mountain, are easily
aooessible by rail. See map in another
A MOMENTOUS MESSAGE.
THE NATIONAL DEMOCRACY TO
Presentation to tlie President at V.'ashingiug
of the Official Notification of His
Kenoniinatlou--Mr. Cleveland Receivesthe
Delegation and His Answer is, as
Always, Fitted to the Occasion.
"Washington, June 26.?The National
Democratic Committee and the ratification
committee appointed by the late
Democratic Convention to notify Cleve- j
iand and Thurman of their nomination for
President and Vice-President met at .the
Arlington Hotel to-d*y.
The notification committee met at 10
o'clock with the Hon. P. A. Collins, of
Massachusetts, in the chair and Thomas
S. Pettit, of Kentucky, as secretary.
T ^^proceedings were conducted in
secret session. The committee adjourned
at 12 o'clock, and it was an
-T il. _ 1- 3 . _ .1 . .1 JL -
nounceu iiiixi it nau aeeiueu w noiiiy
the President at 2 o'clock to-day, and
also to leave Washington to-morrOw
evening for Columbus, Ohio, to notify
The letter of notification -waa Bub^mitted
to the committee by Mr. Jacob,
of Kentucky, and was accepted by the
committee. The letter was signed by
all those present. The committee also
accepted an invitation from Secretary
Whitney to visit his country home at
Grasslands to-morrow afternoon.
The following is the notification committee:
Alabama, J. H. Caldwell; Arkansas,
Wilson Hemingway; California, W. D.
English; Colorado, C. Bart la; Connecticut,
W. H. Barnum; Delaware, E. B.
Cochran; Florida, J. B. Prout; Georgia,
John Triplett; Illinois, J. S. Ewing;.
Indiana, A. W. Conduitt; Iowa, W. W.
Baldwin; Kansas, S. F. Neely; Kentucky,
C. D. Jacobs; Louisiana, John
Fitzpatrick; Maine, B. W. Black; Maryland,
Wm. S. Wilson; Massachusetts,
Charles D. Lewis; Michigan, S. F. McGarry;
Mississippi, John W. Allen;
Minnesota, John Lutewig; Missouri,
Ji N. Burts; Nebraska, John McShane;
Nevada, James S. Mooney; New Hampshire,
G. B. Chandler; New Jersey,
Moses Bigelow; New York, Solomon
"SfliAn Xnrf.li <"5?rnli-na. T. W. SfcrancA!
Ohio, M. V.' Beam; Oregon, J. L.
Cowan; Pennsylvania, K. S. Patterson;
Rbode Island, Isaac Bell, Jr.; South
Carolina, Leroy Springs; Tennessee, M.
T. Bryan; Texas, W. H. Pope; Vermont,
J. D. Hanrahan; Virginia, B. B.
Gordon; West Virginia, B. i\ Harlow;
.Wisconsin, It. It. Kirkland; District of
Columbia, Lawrence Gardner; Utab,
W. M. Terry; Wyoming, J. H. Dixon;
Arizona, G. G. Berry; Washington
Territory, J. ?7. Browne; Montana,
Jamea-Sullivaa; New Mexico, Eatael
Komero; Idaho, John. John M. Selcott.
. Honorary. Membei&r-P. A. Collins,
Maesachueetts;' ThoiofeS. Pettit, Kentucky;
Basil Gordon, Virginia.
'j, AS the m'embere^or the committee
wereTpresent at t?e''inee$mg this moraing
exeeptiaj? E. B. Cochran, J. B.
Proutt, John Fitzpatrick, Solomon Schen
and J. L.-Cowan.
THE JiABCH TO^EHE WHITE HOUSE.
The notificsiid^ committee, accompanied
by mam^ar& of the National
Democratic Committee and the Columbia
DemocrcticjCJub -of the District of
Columbia, met at the Arlington Hotel
at 1.30 o'clockthis afternoon and, form4MM
v>nr*n A \\j hi fo
xug jLLIWU pttixr, JLUCU.Vti^v*. uv mv it ui^
House. They were tishered into the
East room and ranged themselves in a
circle in the south end of the room.
Palms filled allthe windows and a'coves
in that portion of the room, and potted
plants decorated the mantel?.
THE PRESIDENT APPEARS.
The President was -notified of their
arrival and descended to the East room,
accompanied by the following-named
Mrs. Cleveland, the Rev. Wm. N.
Cleveland, the President's brother, and
his wife, of Forestport, N. Y., Mrs. W.
E. Hoyt, the President's sister, of
Fayettevilie, N. Y., Mr. and Mrs. Lamont,
Mr. .W. S. Bissel, of Buffalo, all
of whom were present at the ratification
of his first nomination; Mr. * Bayard,
Mr. and Mrs. Fairchild, Mr. and Mrs.
Whitney, Mrs. Endicotr, Mr, Vilas, Mr.
and Mrs. Dickinson, Mr. Benjamin
Folsom and Speaker Carlisle. Their
approach was the signal for a general
clapping of hands on the part of the
visitors, and as soon as the party had
taken their places Gen. Collins stepped
forward and addressed the President as
CHAIRMAN COLLINS'S SPEECH.
"Mr. Cleveland, we come as a com-!
mittee authorized and instructed by the
National Democratic Convention recently
held at St. Louis to convey formal
notice of its action in naming you
for the office of President of the United
States during the next four years.
"It would ill become the occasion or
your presence to express at length the
full meaning and significance of that
great assembly. Its expression willl be
found and heard elsewhere and otherwise,
from now till that day in November
when this free and intelligent people
will record their approval of your great
services as Chief Magistrate.
j "We beg to congratulate you upon
this hearty and unanimous endorsement
of you* course as President by the great
historic party to which in all the days
of your manhood you have belonged,
and to congratulate the country upon
the assured continuance of your wise,
just and patriotic administration."
THE LETTER OF NOTIFICATION.
Upon concluding Mr. Collins introduced
Chas. D. Jacob, of Kentucky,
who read the following letter of notification:
Washington, June "26,-1888.
To the Hon. Grover Cleveland, of
New York?Sir: The delegates to the
National Democratic Convention, representing
every State and Territory of
our Union, having assembled in the city
of St. Louis on the 5th inst. for the purpose
of nominating candidates for the
offices of President and Yice-President
of the United States, it has become the
honorable and pleasing duty of thin
committee to f >rmally announce to you
that without biUot you were by acclamation
chosen the standard-bearer of
tbe Democratic party for Chief Executive
of this country at the election to be
held in November next. Great as is
such distiuction under any circumstances,
it is more flattering and profound
when it is remembered that you
have been selected as your own successor
to an ofiice, the duties of which,
always onerous, have boen rendered "of
an extraordinary sensitive,- difficult and
delicate nature, because of the change of
political parties and methods after
twenty-four years of uninterrapted
domination. This exaltation is, if possible,
added to by the fact that the
declaration of principles, based npon
your last annual message to the Congress
of the United States relative to
tariff reduction and diminution of the
expenses of the Government, throws
down a direct and defiant challenge for
an exacting scrutiny of the administration
of executive power, which four
years ago wa3 committed in its tra'st to
the execution of Grover Cleveland,
President of the United States, and for
the most searching inquiry concerning
the fidelity and devotion to the pledges
which then invited the suffrages of the
Aj5 engrossed copy of that platform,
adopted without a dissenting voice, is
herewith tendered to you.
In conveying, sir, to you the responsible
trust which has been confided to tlem,
this committee beg, individually an 1 collectively,
to express the great pleasure
which they have felt at the results aitei ding
the National Convention of the
Democratic party, and to offer to you
their best wishes for official and personal
success aud hap i.in ess. We have the
V>nn?vr sir tn hfi vr.n r ohflflipinf. sprwnt.s. I
(Signed by all tie members of the committee.)
Mr. Thomas S. Pettit, secretary of the
notificition committee,, tnen presented.
Mr. Cleveland with a handsomely engrossed
copy of the platform adopted at
the National Democratic Convention.
THE PRESIDENT'S BEPLY.
The President then said:
"I connot but be profoundly impressed
when I see about me the messengers of
the National Democracy bearing its summons
to duty. The political party to
which I owe allengiance both honors and
commands me. It places in my hand its
proud standard, and bids me bear it high
at front in a battle which it wages bravelv,
because, conscious of right, confidently
because its trust is in the people, and
soberly because it comprehends the obligations
which success imposes.
"The message which you bring
awakens within me the liveliest sense of
personal gratitude and satisfaction, and
the honor which you tender me is in
itself so great that there might
well |^e no room for any other sentiment.
And yet I cannot rid myself of grave
and serious thoughts when I remember
that party supremacy is not alone invoi^
j 11.. a: u:.u
YUU 111 feLlO vUUJUlUv WHICH JLJrCfcaCB UpUli
us, but that we struggle to secure and
save the cherished institutions, the
welfare and happiness of a nation of
freemen. Familiarity with the great
office which I hold has bat added to my
apprehension of its sacred character and
the consecration demanded of him who
assumes its immense responsibilities. It
is the repository of the people's will and
power. Within its vision should be the
protection and welfare of thef humblest
citizen; and with quick eai>it should catch ;
from the remotest corner of the land the
the plea of the people for justice and for
justice and for right. ?
"For the sake of the people he who <
holds this office of theirs should resist
every encroachment on its legitimate
functions, and for the sake of the integri- i
ty and usefulness of the office it should ,
be kept near to the people and be administered
in full sympathy with their wants
- "Thisoccasionreminds memostvividly
of scene when; four years ugo, T
4-/-V rrUirtK "Mr\TTT WltTl
U\J bJU.au nrnuu juti uutt uuii*w? mvu
all that has passed since that day I can
timely say that the feeling of awe with :
which I heard the summons then is in- ,
tensified many fold when it is repeated
"Four years ago I knew that our chief
executive office, if not carefully guarded,
might drift little by little away from the
people to whom it belonged and become
the perversion of all it ought to be; but
I did not know how much its moorings
had already been loosened.- I kne\y four
years ago how well devised were the true
principles or true Democracy for the
successful operation of goverfiment "by
the people and for the people, but I did
not know how absolutely necessary their
their application then was for the resto-.
ration to the people of their safety and
prospeity. I knew tben that abuses and
extravagances had crept into the management
of public affairs, but I did not kfcow
their numerous forms nor the tenacity
of their grasp.
"I knew then something of the bitterness
of partisan obstruction, but I did
not know how bitter, how reckless and
how shameless it could be. [Prologed applause.*]
"J knew, too, that the American people
were patriotic and just, but 1 did not
know how grandly they loved their
country, nor how noble and generous
"? shall not dwell upon the acts and
the policy of the Administration now
drawing to a close. Its record is open
to every citizen of the laud. And yet I
will not be denied the privilege of asserting
at this time that, in the exercise of
the high trust confided to me, I have
yielded obtdience only to the Constitution
and the solemn obligation of my
oath of office. I have done those things
which, in the light of the understanding
God has given me, seemed most conducive
to the welfare of my countrynen
and the promotion of good governme^-.
I would not if I could, for myself nor for
you, avoid a single consequence of a fair
interpretation of my course.
"It but remains for me to sav to vou.
and though you to the Democracy of the
nation, that I accept the nomination with
which they have honored me and that I
will in dae time signify such acceptance
in the usual formal manner."
AFTER THE SPEECHES.
The President's remarks were made in
an earnest and emphatic manner,and were
frequently interrupted by applause.
ThJj closed the speech-making, and then
all present proceeded to the State dining
room and partook of light refreshments.
Afterwards the committees became the
guests of the Columbia Club and were
driven about the city.
THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE.
The national Democratic committee
met at the Arlington Hotel at noon today,
and remained in session about an hour
and a half. The Hon. William H. Barnum
presided, and E. B. Dickinson, of New
York, acted as secretary. The followingmembers
Alabama, Henry D. Clayton, Jr; Califnrrio*
"\T P. TarnAV! finlrvradn. T. M.
Patterson, prosy; Connecticut, Wm. H.
Barnum; Florida, Samuel Pasco; Georgia,
John H. Estill; Elinois, *E. M.
Phelps; Indiana, S. P. Shoarin; Iowa,
J. J. R>'chardsoD; Kansas, C. N. Blair,
Kentucky, H, D. McHenrv; Louisiana,
N. C. Blancbard, proxy; Maine, Arthur
Sewell; Maryland, A. P. Gorman; Massachusetts,
Charles D* Lewis: Michigan,
0. M. Barnes; Minnesota, A. P. Gorman,
proxy; Mississippi, C. A. Johnston; Missouri,
John G. Prather; Nebraska, J. A.
McShare; New Jersay, Miles Boss; New
York, Herman Oelrichs; North Carolina,
M. W.,Ranaon; Ohio, Calvin S. Brice;
Oregon, A. Coltner; Pennsylvania, W.
L. Scott; Rhode Island, J. B. Baraabay;
South Carolina, F. W. Dawson; Tennessee,
B. F. Looney; Texas, O. T. Holt;
Vermont, Hiram Atkins; Virginia, J.. S.
Barbour, West Virginia; Charles J.
Faulkner, proxy; Arizona, J. C. Hern
don, proxy; District of Columbia, Wm.
Dickson; Montana, A. H. Mitchell;
Utah, \vm. M. Ferry; Washington Territory,
J. H. Euhn; Wyoming, W. L. Kuvkendall.
The committee deoided to postpone
the election of officers until the evening
session and then adjourned.
The committee met again at 10,30 tonight
and remained in session until after
midnight. The committee was called to
o'rder by Senator Gorman, and proceeded"
at ones to the election of a permanent
chairman. Mr. Barbour, of Virginia,
nominated William H. Barnum, of Connecticut,
and his motion "was seconded
by Mr. Tarpey, of California, and others,
whereupon Mr. Barnum was elected by
a rising vote. - A committee, with Mr.
Gorman as chairman, was appointed to
nominate a secretary and assistant secre
tary 01 tue comminee, ana saDseqaently
reported the names of !3. P. Sherin, of
Indiana, as secretary, and ?..B.JDiekinson,
of New York, as assistant secretary,
and they were immediately elected.
At the snggestioik~of~-jGeir<~ GolSns
the*-Chair" was authorized to appoint
a committee of fifteen to accompany the
notification committee to Columbus to
notify Mr. Thurmanof his nomination:
On motion of Mr. Pasco Chas. J. Cauda,
of New York, was re-electred treasurer
of the committee. On motion of Mr.
Gorman the Chair was authorized to appoint
an executive committee of twentyone
members to take general charge of
the affairs of the campaign, and also to
appoint a committee of seven, to be
known is the "campaign committee,"
which cc'nmittee is empowered to select
such persons, not members of the committee,
as they may deem necessary to
aid them in campaign work. The chairman
was made ex-oificio chairman of the
committee of twenty-one.
A committee of three, consisting of
Messrs. Barnum, Oelrichs and Dawson,
was appointed to select the committee's
headquarters in New York city. On motion
of Mr. Patterson* of Colorado, the
silver gavel presented to the National
Democratic Convention by the Colorado
delegate," and now in the custody of the
national committee, was presented to'
Gen. P. A. Collins, chairman-of the Convonfinn.
A wmmitt/w. firmsrisfcintr nf
Messrs. Gorman, Ransom, Barbour,
Pasco, Faulkner and- Dickson, was appointed
to represent the committee at the
Conventien of the Democratic clubs in
Baltimore on July 4. After the transaction
of considerable routine business
the committee adjourned, subject to the
call of the Chair.
A Hubbub in the Faterson High School.
The Paterson high school for girls is
in a state of ferment. Thirteen pretty
wonld-be "sweet girl graduates" are
bathed in tears, and thirteen irate parents
are reaming about <with six-chambered
revolvers, muskets, big sticks, horsewhips
and other things, vowing all kinds
of. vengeance upon the stony-hearted examiners
who have dared to cast reflection
upon the probity or scholastic qualifications
of their daughters. In the Paterson
high school there was a large graduating
class, composed of some of the
prettiest girls to be met with anywhere
who were believed to be gifted as we'll as
The annual examination came on and
the idols were shattered beyond all r^
i ilia- ?i i i-wT
unable to answers the questions put j
them, and, of course, did not j ass. TlLsi
reiXlttlillilg KUiCU WCit UU3W * UIW* cv j^LMjyj
obtained the majority of their answers
from older and wiser girls. .
D. Rheinhardt, the principal eximiner,
was placed in a position of peculiar embarrassment,
but decided that he must
be square. The result was that the whole
thirteen are left out in the cold.
But like all women they would not own
to being fairly beaten and with heart
rending sobs poured out the story of
man's inhumanity upon the maternal
shoulders. Then the thirteen papas of
of the thirteen damsels called upon the
Board of Education. The Board met in
full conclave and decided, in face of Dr.
Bheinhardt's protests, upon letting the
three little plagiarise damsels through,
on the principle, expounded by the chairman,
that "all girls copy each other's
work." Then they dried their eyes and
went home flushed with their triumph
over the tyranny of the examiners.
As to the unhappy ten who Couldn't
answer the questions, even with the aid
of the others, it is understood that they
Will Lit) auuwou o VUOUbC ihj [Iicnwu Iiucuiselves
for re-examination and may graduate
Some Queer Verdicts.
The duties of those who serve on
coroner's juries do not ordinarily suggest
anything very Tunny, and yet some laughable
results come from their work, particularly
if they do not exactly understand
what was expected of them. *
An amusing story is told of a verdict
bro tight by a Western jury impaneled to
inquire into, the cause of the death of a
man supposed to have committed suicide.
The verdict was brief and to the point,
the foreman saying simply:
"We, the jury, find the deceased guilty
Another jury exmined a great mjiny
witnesses in the case of a man run over
by a railroad engine. The verdict was:
"We find him to have come to his death
Vitt 'ho'fnor nrit. in ton Vw ft rAilrfiad
whereby he .could not breathe, hence he
choked to death."
A coroner's jury in the backwoods of
Missouri heard all the evidence in the
case of a man killed by a runaway team,
and brought in the following verdict:
"The jury Sndsthe deceased to have
come to his death at the hands of a runaway
team, the horses therefore being
blameless, they being frightened by a
It is told of an old German that he sat
stolidly and stupidly on a coroner's juiy
and listened to all the evidence, after
which, he walked over toward the corpse
with some degree of curiosity. Lifting
the cloth, he started back, turned to the
other jurymen in amazement and affright,
and cried out:
"Mine Gott, shentlemen, dot man is
A jury in a Missouri rural community
deliberated three hours over the corpse
of a woman burned by the explosion of
a kerosene lamp. The following verdict
was then announced in writing:
"Resolved, That the diszeased was
burnt to death. The joory,"
A man supposed to be a tramp was
found dead in^the woods out West. A
W AOttflA **V f V*io
J Ul V Xlll^ULXdi lUWV me Wiurt VI UIOVIV^'U,
and reported as follows:
"The jury does not tlnd that the dead
man has been foully dealt with, and is oi
the opinion that he died simply because
his time had come and there was no gelling
out of it."?Detroit Free Pres3.
The Anguata Exposition.
"Washington. June 28.?In the Senate
today Mr. Colquiit introduced au amendment
to the appropriation bill, authorizing
the appointment of Commissioners to the
National Exposition at Augusta, Ga., in
October and November next; also, directing
the departments to loan articles, and
appropriating $30;000; also providing for
a committee of five Senators and five Representatives
WHAT A WOMAN EATS AND DBiXKS.
It Is Often Something That WooH Make
an Octrlch Pale.
. . (From the Sew York Times.)
"The ordinary woman must hare a
digestive apparatus similar to that supposed
to be enjoyed by the ostrich," ma
the suggestive comment made yesterday
by the proprietor of a ftshionabls restauant
in the shopping district up-to^n.
He was checking off the day's order*
as he spoke, and a Times reporter hearing
the remark naturally followed it up.
"Why?" repeated the caterer. "Well,
I'll just show you. All orders here aw - ?
written, you kner, consequently the
ladies haTo ' pat"their testimony jn black
and white. Here are some of their
lunches: 'Bouillon and pistache ioa
cream.' Fancy a man puttingthatoombination
in his stomach to nourish him for
a day's tramp. Here's another: 'Strawberry
short cake and a cup of chocolate;
that was the first course, folio wed by
'cream meringue and a lemon - ice.' 1*a
like to bet thai womeartrSHse Waited by
both her' ,aiieefetrsl' grandmothers tonight.
'. Here's* an order in swell English
handwritihgfor a goblet of iced milk and
an extra porterhouse steak. Nothing
else. Enough to kill her? Pshouldaay so.
Tliio a?'tr - alioKarl A
chicken salad and a cap of tea; this one
reveled in fried Little Necks and pineapple
ice cream; and a third went from
shadroe to charlotte russe without stopping
at.any intermediate stations,"
"What's the trouble with the ladies?"
asked the reporter; "ignorance or economy?"
"Both," was the emphatic reply.
"They come in here and puzzle over the
carte for fifteen minutes and then order
consomme and frozen custard. Deaai
every woman must have, and the Oonsomme
-or chop or bit of fish is a delicate
attempt to lead up to the sweete.. They
have no conception of seasonable food,
either. They ask for mince pie in'June
wd iced tea in December. In Augnfet,
when I have exhausted every resource at
hand to reduce, the temperature oi the
place, they rush in flushed and gasping
and call for a fan and a cup of hot choc"olate.
"Few men eatj. here during tha- day,
but whqn one dees accompany .% laay
the order shows at once his presence.. I
can tell, too; nine times out of ten, if the
man is the husband or only the fiance.
If the latter, the young woman orders in
a lavish, generous way that is most
agreeable to my professional taste; but
when mademoiselle becomes m aflame she
contents herself with a modest luncheon.
That is the time the husband is reckless,
and spring lamb, early strawberries, and
i other expensive delicacies just about oil
the bill for him.
"As-a rale, however, my patrons
during the day are ladies. I had to get
used to them. It took me some time, but
I've learned the ropes, and I let them run
the thing pretty much as they want to
now. From before 12 to 3 o'clook every
day my place is filled with women, ana _
by George! they have a good time if I ' :? ?
"They sit forty minutes some&hes ^ ;
over a 25-cent order. They meet people
whom they know and block the aisles
and delay, the waiters while tbey exthe
recipe of a delicious souffle they had
"I blandly reply that every loaf, of
bread is m ide upon the premises, and
that my cook, who is a chef, creates those
souffles without other recipe than his
own high art. 'No ortiiuaiy cook,
madame,' I will conclude sympathetically,
'could produce the same reeplta
from the safipe ingredients.' " r,
"Which is a lie, of course," pnt ia the
. ,ir> i^.n_ )j ; z i.1- -
' "\raruauy, buu iuo rt?t?u?bc?u wuu
& deprecating gesture, "you know I could
uot give away my kitchen secrete, ana,
besides, that woman will come again to
eat that sotuSe and tell her friends about
it and get them to come, all because of
the little mystery I know about iL
Curious lot, these women." finished the
caterer, generalizing broadly.
"Rather a paying lot, too," suggested
the reporter, glancing at the. prosperous
aspect of the place. The
proprietor laughed as he'leaned
over the desk.
"I have just leased the place for
another ten years,"he said.
A Bad Sign.
An old fellow who was running a sawmill
down in the southern part of Tennessee
had considerable trouble in getting
a man who understood the business of
sawyer. Finally, when the owner of the
mill had become wholly discouraged, a
respectible fellow came along and asked
for a situation. He showed* paper from
one of the leading millmen in the country.
stating that the applicant was one of the
best of sawyers. Ge was engaged, and
when fie had been at work abotif'three
nroalra tVio Ttwvnriaf/Vr AftJltv) J?fm AT1A - ?
morning, ami said:
"Mr Oollier,you needn't go to work
"Are yon going to shnt down?-' /
"Yes, so fur ez you are coasamed." f
' 'What, yon don't want me any longer?"
"Yes, that's it." v
"Why haven't I been giving satisfaction?"
"0 yas, so far ez yo' work goee."
"Then, what is the matter?"
"Well, I have noticed' that yon put on
too many shirta." '
"I don't understand you."
"Wall, you change yo shirts too often.
You have been workin' here now three
weeks, an' I notice that you put on a
clean shirt about every eight days."
"But, my gracious, is there anything
wrong in that?"
- "To some folks thar mouten't be. but
thar is to me. A feller came along here
once and changed hia shirt every twelve
"Well," said the sawyer, "what else
did he do?"
"Bun away and married my daughter,
that's what he done. Then thar come
along a feller that changed his shirt Ixrat
ever'ten days. Hf x .u way with my ?
wife. Then anoth> * f ; that changed
his shirt about ever niue days run away
with my pocket-book containing fifteen
dollars; so I find that the ofner a man
changes his shirts the worse he is, an*
fearin' that you mout run away with my
"mule-colt, I reoon you better go now,
while I've got myeye on'you."
A Downpour In Mobile. ~^***^*^
r t cuf a ;? --* - ?
jliOBLLE, dune zi.?ram siurm yraierJ
day and last night, lasting in all thirty-six
"4jours, and at times approaching a deluge, j
was the heaviest rainfall ever recorded
heN. During the time mentioned the rain
fell to the depth of .ten inches and seventyeight
h undredths. The streets through the . >
city were flooded, and in a number of business
houses damages occurred owing to
leaking, roofs. The Daily Register office,
in course of construction, was flooded from
top 10 bottom, and all the editors and compositors
were driven out.
Ten cents^ worth of do is worth many
dollars of protyuse,