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THE SOUTH IN THE SADDLE.
Capital Coming in to Ma2ce this Sonny X>aiid
Blossom as the Bote.
(Baltimore Manufacturers' Record.)
Special reports to the Manufacturers'
Record from all parts of the South show
that since the excitement attending the political
contest ended, there is a very general
disposition to give renewed attention
to industrial matters, and the outlook in all
directions points to an almost unprece
dented activity in the development of tne
Soath's unlimited resources. A larRenumber
of the leading bankers of New
York and Philadelphia are now in Virginia
?w; ? ? oo ta thp nnrmrtimi
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ties of heavy investments in that State
Work is being pushed on the great iron
ship-building yard at Newport News,
which will be the 'first enterprise of that
kind south of Maryland, and which will
doubtless be followed by others still farther
South, while negotiations are pending for
building another furnace at Lynchburg,
and a $300,000 hotel at Richmond. A 100ton
coke furnace will be put up at Bluff ton.
Ala., and there are rumors of several others
at Leeds, Birmingham and elsewhere
Rome, Ga., is to have a rolling mill and
cotton-tie factory. In Laurel county, Ky ,
100,000 acres of coal land have been purchased
for $100,000, and two $25,000
mining plants are being put in. NewEngland
capitalists are making heavy investments
at Forth Worth, and will build
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& cotton mm 01 aoout io.vw sptuu?t?, a
company has been organized with a capital
sto-ck of $3,000,000 to construct a deep
water harbor at Corpus Christi, Texas.
Camden, S. C., is to have a cotton mill to
cost $100,000; Memphis a $100,000 furniture
factory; Meridian, Miss , a furniture
factory; Bolivar, Tenn., a woollen mill,
and Fort Worth, Texas, a new. electric
pbat; large granite quarries are to be
opened at Austell, Ga.; a $300,000 gold
Slicing company, to operate in Cleburne
county, Ala., has been chartered. Boston
capitalists have contracted, so it is telegraphed,
to invest $1,( 00,000 in Birmingham
enterprises. The activity in Southern
industrial Interests, which is barely hinted
r.t by these enterprises, which are but a few
of the leading ones reported to tbe Manufacturers'
Record for one week only, is not
confined to any one State, but extends over
the entire South. Virginia and Kentucky
threaten to enter the field against Alabama
in the development of coal and iron interests,
while Alabama is still determined to
maintain its advanced position and press
forward even more rapidly than in the
past. Other States, while doing less in
coal and iron, are making rapid progress in
the development of diversified industries,
in buildin cotton mills, wood-working establishments
of all kinds, and other enter
prise3 that will add to their prosperity.
The Manufacturers' Record feels safe iu
predicting that this winter will see greater
activity in industrial development than
ever before known in the South, and that
every one of the Southern States will shar>:
in this prosperity.
THE CONGRESSIONAL CANVASS.
The Result JJeclared by th? Stat? Board
(Columbia Record, No". 22.)
The State Board of Canvassers were in
session all day yesterday and in the evening
announcement was made that the Dem
ocratic electoral ticket was elected, the
voting being, highest for any Democratic
elector 65,825, highest for any Republican
The Board met again today and declared
the results in all the Congressional Districts
except the Seventh, the contest in which is
First District?Samuel Dibble, 8,540; S.
W. McKinlay, 1,296. Dibble declared
Second District?George D, Tillman,
10,704; S. E. Smith, 1,405. Tillman declared
Third District?James S. Cothran, 8,578;
Laurence Jones, 4. Cothran declared
Fourth District?W. H. Perry declared
elected by a vote of 11,410.
JJUin JJisincc?ocnn j. nempum uecl&red
elected by a vote of 9,559.
Sixth District?Geo. W. Dargan declared
elected by a vote of 8,586.
Colonel "William Elliott was declared
elected Congressman from the Seventh district.
the vote standing Elliott S.358; Miller
7,008; Simmons 34.
A resolution was passed sustaining the
County Board of Beaufort and declaring
the Fusion ticket elected.
The total vote for State officers is a follows:
For Governor, John P. Richardson, 58 788.
Lieutenant Governor, Wm. L. Mauldin,
Secretary of State, J. Q. Marshall, 58 741.
Attorney General Joseph E. Earle, 58,768.
State Treasurer. Isaac S. Bamberg, 5S,808.
Comptroller General, J. S. Yerner, ZS,
Superintendent of Education, J. H. Rice,
Adjutant and Iospector General, M. L.
Bod ham, Jr., 5S.804.
The amendment to the constitution,
making the term of office of Probate Judije
four years instead of two, was carried, the
vote being: yes, 26.806; no, 20,543.
The constitution amendment making the
office of School Commissioner appointive
ins: end of elective, was defeated by a vote
of 15,125 to 33,457.
Ti;e vote for Solicitors is as follows:
First Circuit?W. St. Julien Jervey,
Second?W. Perry Murphv, 8,896.
Third?John S. Wilson, 4,965.
Fourth?J. M. Johnson. 7,953.
Fifth?P. H. Nelson, 7,068
Sixth?J. E. McDonald, 6,446.
Seventh?0. L. Schumpert, 7,678.
Eighth?Martin F. Ansel, 8.723.
Thoughts for Thanksgiving Day.
Are we poor? We might be beggars.
Are we beggars? We might be lepeis.
Are we lepers? Our sickness might be
unto death. Is it unto death? We have
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tei Heaven oeyunu. rur i?u ict us niv_
hacks. Thanks surely if we art in health
of body and mind, and even in illness there
is much reason and occasion to be found
" ; rOS'a grateful heart. Has trouble come to
us now? It might be worse. Are wc
alone? There is poorer company than ourselves
to be had. Have we lost our dearest
and best? They, at any rate, are not
here to suffer. Has the year dealt crush
ing blows in business? It has not taken
away also our power and will to work.
Have we work? Then fur -hat and all the
rest give thanks again. Give thanks that
we live and breathe and have our being in
this world of wonder and light and beauty.
?Harper s Bazar.
A Po**ible. Rival to In galls.
Is the courtly and stately Thomas F.
Bayard politically dead and done for?
Verily, so it would appear. And who is
this picturesque individual we observe
dancing a cancan, as it were on the remains?
Who but 'Tony Higgins, a Republican
from way back, perhaps the
_ original Republican of Delaware, as jolly
a good fellow as ever lived, the joy of the
company, a close second to Dr. Depew
himself at Yale dinners, one 01 me son
that makes the ball so fine and the assembly
shine. And now they say be may
snine in tbe United Spates Senate. We
hope so. The Senate lacks briskness.
Even Ingalls has lost tbe art of sparkling
in the dull depths of the Vice President'*
chair. Let us have Tony and augment
the gayety of nations.?New York Evening
A Horrible Accident.
Mrs. Henry Gunter, who lives on Mr. J.
W. Reed's place in the Pen Branch sec
tlon, went from her house last Saturday to
do some washing at a well some distance
off, leaving two children in the house.
She was not gone long before she heard
the children screaming, and immediately
going to the bouse she found the clothes of
both of them on fire. The fire was extinguished
as soon as possible, but the little
ones were so badly burned that one of
them died six hours after the accident, and
the other one is badly burned. There was
but little nre in the chimney and it is not
known how the accident occurred.?
Orangeburg Times and Democrat.
Abbeville?C. A. C. Walker, W. C. Ben
j et, R. E. Hill, James N. Ktng, Ellis G.
| Anderson?J. P. Glenn. H. R Vandiver,
j J. B. Watson, R. P. Cliukscales.
Aiken?James Aldricb, W. M. B?>atwright,
Tonn Gary Evaas, Jas M. Cobb.
Barnwell?J. J. Maker, J. B. Black, G.
I VV. jlorrail, J. W. Jenney. o. a. uuess.
Beaufort?J. J. Washington, W. N
Hey ward, A. C. Reynolds.
Berkely?R. S. Pringle, Hawkins, K.
Jenkins, James B. Morrison, T. W. S:acland,
J. E. Wiggins.
Charleston?James Simms, K. 8. Supper,
Geo. M. Means, W. H. Brawley, C.
McHugh, E W. Hughes, H. B. Lee, H.
L. P. Bolger, Edward McCrady, Jr., John
F. Ficken, R. C. Barkely, J. D. Cappelmann.
Chester?J. Hemphill McDaniel, Jesse
H. Hardin, F. L. Whitlock.
Chesterfield?A. M. Rankin, J. H. Tur
Colleton?F. C. Fishbume, H C. Sanders,
W. J. Fishbume, J. R. P. Fox, A.
Clarendon?E. R. Plowden, Jr., James
Darlington?E. W. Cannon, J. C. Clements,
J. E. Nettles, J. H. Byrd.
Edgefield?W. H. Yeldell, J. H.'Strom,
D B. Purifoy, Ernest Gary, J. P. Be-in.
Fairfield?J. D. Harrison, T. B. MeKinstry,
0. W. Buchanan.
Georgetown?Walter Hazard, J. H. Baxter.
Greenville?John R. Harrison, J. M.
Whitmire, R. M- Cleveland, A. C. Stepp.
Hampton?C. J. C. Hutson, R. T.
Causey, R. S. Williams.
Horry?B. L. Beatty, John R. Capers.
Kershaw?W. D. Trantham, G. W.
Moseley, W K. Thompson.
Lancaster?C. T. Connors, B. F. Miller.
Laurens?C. R. Wallace, John Wharton,
J. L. M. Irby.
Lexington?J. Kinc' ? Davis, J. H.
Marion?D. F. Miles, E. B. Smith, E.
D. Carmichael, R. G. Howard.
Marlboro?W. D. Evans, T. N. Edt-ns.
"^Newberry? Geo. S. Mower, J. M. Johnstone,
R- T. C. Hunter. C. L. Blease.
Oconee?A. R. Broyles, A. Zimmerman
Orangeburg?J. H. Dukes, T. M. Raysor,
C. G. Dantzler, L. S. CoDnor, Aaron
Pickens?Benjamin J. Johnston, John
Richland?L D. Childs. John C. Has
keli, B. L. Abney, Joha C. Seegers, James
Spartanburg?W. G. Austell, H. II.
Arnold, W. G. Britton.S. T. D. Lancaster
Sumter?H. F. Wilson. A. K. Sanders,
A. Moses, H. G. Shaw.
^ Union?G. B. Fowler, I. G. McKissick,
H. S. Beatv.
Williamsburg?J. B. Cbandler, J. A.
Kelly, Edwin Harper.
York?Benjamin J. Gold, William B.
McCaw, William H. Stewart, J. C. Wilborn.
Abbeville?R 11. Hemphill.
Aiken?John M. Bell *
Anderson?E. B. Murray.
Barnwell?D. P. Sojourner.*
Beaufort?W. J. Yerdier.*
Berkeley?C. St. G. Sinkler.
Charleston?Augustine T. Smythe,* G.
Chester?Giles J. Patterson.
Chesterfield?E. J. Kennedy.
Clarendon?J. F. Rhame.
Colleton?M. P. Howell.
Darlington?B. W. Edwards.
Edgefield-W. J. Ready *
Fairfield?T. W. Woodward.*
Greenville?M. L. Donaldson.*
Hampton?J. W. Moore.
Kersbaw?G. G. Alexander.
Lancaster?J. B. Erwin.
Laurens?John W. Furgerson.*
Lexington?Henry A. Meetze.*
Marion?T. C. Moody.*
Marlboro?C. S. McCall.
Newberry?Y. J. Pope.*
Oconee?R. E. Mason.*
Orangeburg?Jauie3 F. Izlar.*
Pickeus?W. T. Field.
Richland?F. W. McMaster.
Spartanburg?R. M. Smith.*
Williamsburg?S. D. M. Byrd
York?W. Blackburn Wilson, Jr.*
2sote.?Names above with asterisks are
new, the others hold over for two years
Four Sisters Wedded to Four Brothers.
A Louisville. Ky., correspondent says:
Four brothers married to four sisters by
the same minister was tbe record furnished
this afternoon, when George Rot hen b rger
was married to Miss Louisa Wieglieb by
the Rev. Adam Zimmerman, of St. Johu's
Church. The parents are German Lutherans,
Zimmerman's congregation, Thirty
-v ears ago they settled upon adjoining farms
j ten miies from the city and their tamilics
] have grown up together. Two years sg<>
i the first couple of brothers ana sisters were
j mairied. There remain three pretty girls
of the Wieglieb family who will soon seek
husbands, bur there ate no more Roiheaberger
boys. The couple.3 &'read> mar|
rivd are living happily in this vicinity.
At the recent session of the
Assembly of the Knights of Labor,
I at Indianapolis much attention was given
| to the financial condition of the ord'jr.
j Representatives of the glass men, District
I Assemby 300, announced that in case of
j need they had $10,000 from which the
i general executive board could draw as
I much needed. District Assembly 48 of
Cincinnati offered $2,000 as a gift, making
the aggregate $15,000. Nearly every delegate
tried to make some offer, and by so
doing prove the falsity of stories regarding
the bankrupt condition of the order.
! Since this showing the members are jubilant.
Atfc.ra lively debate in which the
question of foreign immigration was thoroughly
discussed, the committee's report in
favor of restriction was adopted. This
settles the fact that the General Assembly
wishes some action taken looking toward
the restriction of foreign immigration.
Black Toncue in Deer.
i Some residents of tbe neighborhood
where deer thought to have been tilled by
the black tongue were found sometimes
since, give it as their opinion that ihe
deaths were caused by their feeding upon
frost bitten pea vines. Only in the local;:its
where the dear had access to such pasturage
were any found dead and post nv>ruTms
of those discovered revealed tbe fact
that they had eaten of frost bitten viues.
If this be the cause of the deaths it would
be well for the farmers to look to the glazing
of their stock. A horse or cow is as
easily killed by such food as a deer and
by a little thc-ughtfulness and care a serious
loss may be eyaded.?Marion Index.
Jone's Third Trial.
Edgefield, C. H. Nov. 19?The jury
in the charge of the case against Jones for
murder remained in their room eighteen
houis endeavoring to agree on a verdict.
Suuday morning at 10 o'clock they reported
to the Court that it was impossible to
reach a verdict, and a mistrial was ordered.
Thesoiicitor made an effort to have the
r>n?ptr?prl nvpr trxlflv hut the witnesses
for the defence bad gone to their respective
isoaics, and for that reason another trial
could not be obtained. The case therefore
went over until the nest term of Court.
"I say, barber, you ought to shave n:e
at cut rates." "Why so, sir?" "Because
you hack my face so unmercifully."
Some naval expert has recommended
castor oil to prevent foaming in engine
boilers. It may have that effect in the naval
service, but the result of its application
to human machinery does not inspire confidence.
This has been a great year for nuts. The
chestnut crop in all sections of the country
was immense, and dealers expected to see
very low prices, but the demand has been
equal to the supply at good prices. Hickory
nuts are in great supply.
RELIGIOUS AND EDUCATIONAL.
?We dote upon this world as if it
were never to have an end; and we neglect
the next as if it were never to have
?The Japanese Government has instituted
a college for women, with
English professors, and put it under the
control of a committee of English wo
men for six years.
?The safest way to stay the progress
of wrong is to advance the right. Every
direct attack upon the wrong, by the
right, imperils the right by inviting a
counter-attack upon itself.
?No way has been found for making
heroism easy, even for the scholar.
Labor, iron labor is for him. The world
was created as an audience; the atoms
of which it is made, are opportunities.
?Doctrine serves to gather humanity
Into the various folds, according to
their individual convictions; but the
actual worship flows from each through
but one channel, finding equal acceptance
from a loving God.
?"I will give you an orange, Willie,"
said a famous English Freethinker
to a little boy, "if you can tell me
where God is." "And I will give you
two," replied the boy at once, "if you
can tell me where He is not"?Harper's
?The Ten Commandments were given
to the people some thousand years ago
for their moral advancement, and the
Sermon on the Mount is nearly 2,000
years old; and still it is hard work for
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nearly more uia.ii iittii ui i?no pcu^io ui
civilization to give them more than casual
?"The form in which women shall be
taught and the subjects that they shall
study are of minor importance, and
time will settle them. The great desideratum
is that they be given the collegiate
education when they need it,
and that they can be the judges of their
own needs."?Arthur Gilman, in Century.
?One of the most important things
that the Christian can do, says the N.
Y. Independent, lor the culture of his
own piety is to acquire the habit of
systematically and devoutly reading
ana studying tne ruDie. r>y tins uauii,
he will "grow iri grace'1 by growing
"in the knowledge of our I<ord and
Saviour Jesus Christ." The more he
reads the Bible the more preci. is will
it become in his experience.
?How lonely the mother feels when
for the first time her boy shows that he
feels too big to be kissed! As they begin
to feel like little men, too many
boys thing that any show of affection
on their part is babyish; they are afraid
of being called "girl-boys" or milksops.
Just as if a man is ever more manly
than when he loves and protects the
mother who loved and protected him
through so many helpless years, Suoh
a boy is sure to grow into the man who
takes such good care of his wife.?Rural
WIT AND WISDOM.
?"One man's conduct may lead a
host into a snare; beware how you follow
man; the prudent man looketh well
to his going."
?"Why is it that, whenever you are
looking for any thing, you always find
it in the last place you look? The
reason is because you always stop looking
when you find it.
?Young man, don't break in two in
the middle if the world goes against
you. Brace up and go against the
world awhile, and see how quick you
can knock it out?Washington Critic.
?The faults and weaknesses of
others, instead of being: woven into gossip,
scnndal and useless criticism,
should be used as danger signals, to
warn us away from the paths which
have led to them.
?It is clearly an undeniable fact that
mankind generally had rather remain
actually ignorant of any certain thing
not already known to them than to
learn it in any way which will show
and virtually acknowledge their ignorance.?Des
?If the right is not used as a weapon
of offense, it is not so likely to need to
spend itself in its own defense. And if
the wrong is busy neither with its own
defense nor with the direct offense
against the right, it is more fairly open
to see the right as exhibited in the
right It is better to draw one into the
right than even to drive him out of the
wrong.?S. S. Times.
?Hardly any one can step out of his
own door without finding something
that can be benefited by his good offices.
If he sees it aright, and give his heart
and hand to it, he will, then and there,
be making a contribution to the world's
improvement The talk we hear sometimes
about the want of a "field" is
proof either of insincerity or poor
?If the problems of the time are
properly dealt with, it would be found,
at least in our own favored land, that
"Poverty and Progress'' would not be
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cal economists. Thrift and economy
among the laboring clasfes would go
far toward the reduction )f waste improvidence
and criminal carelessness in
regard to provision for sickness and
old age; and go far also toward solving
the labor problem.?Mrs. M. J. Gorton.
?The young men and women who
ca.i look poverty fairly and squarely ia
the face, are too few. We want more
of the young men who can wear old
clothes till they can pay cash for new
ones, or who are willing to walk till they
can afford to ride. We want more of
the young women who are willing to do
their own work till they can afford to
pay somebody to do it and who will live
uncomplainingly in one room till they
can afford to furnish two.
His Curiosity Fully Satisfied.
Small man (on railway train, writing
letter to his wife)?It would afford you
some amusement, my dear, if you could
see the freckle-faced, long, lean, gamble-shanked,
impertinent, ill-bred, half-baked specimen
of a back-woods gawky that is
looking over my shoulder as I write
Large man on seat behind (fiercely)
?You lie, you little scoun?
Small man (turning round)?Beg
pardon, sir; are you speaking to me?
Large man (confusedly)?Y? no! Nol
I didn't say any thing. I wasn't speaking.
man resumes his writingLarge
man goes back to the rear platform
of the last car on the train and relieves
his mind by swearing volubly
at the flying landscape.?Chicago Tribune.
The House of Bishops of the Protestant
Episcopal Church has elected the Rev. J.
Mills Kendrick, D. D., Missionary Bishop
for Arizona and New Mexico. The new
missionary bishop was born in Ohio, and
is about 55 years old. The salary is
IN THE REGULAR ARMY
flecru:t< Earn aa Much Money as Hen at
Any Manual Labor.
"It is a mistake to think that men who
enlist in the Unired Slates army are not
paid as well as citizens in the ordinary
walks of life," said a veteran who has
served under Uncle Sam for nearly a
score of years. "I think they are better
paid. If I didn't I wouldn't be in the
When asked to give a few details the
old warrior replied:
'*'iuke the place of a private. When
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lie enlists ic is xor nve years. j.ne nrst
two years he gets $13 a month. The
third year he gets $14, the fourth year
$!.">. and when his term expires he i3
receiving $16. Now, if he re-enlists
within thirty days his wages will be increased
$2 a month, making a private's
pay. after he lias been in the army five
years. $18 a month, or $216 a year. That
amount, however, is clear profit. Everything
in the hne of clothes and rations
that is necessary the government furnishes.
"Now," asked the old soldier, "where
is the man who works for $2 a day who
is better off than a private in Uncle
Sam's police force?"
The question seemed difficult and the
reporter gave it up.
"That's not all, though," resumed the
militai-y man, who- evidently was proud
of his vocation. "If a man after enlistment
and assignment to a post is found
out to be skillful at any trade, so much
the better; he can make it pay. If he is
;i OllUULLUiiVd liO IIIIU piCUl?J VI mxx- .
ployment and compensation. If he is a
barber he can always find subjects for
his razor. If lie is a tailor he can reap a
harvest. Tailors are usually in demand,
and consequently in luck. In the last
post in the west at which I was stationed
thf; regimental tailor?an enlisted private
?had practically nothing else to do but
work at his trade, except, perhaps, occasionally
do guard duty. What do you
think he saved during his five years' service-?"
Thf newspaper man couldn't guess.
Between $4,500 and $5,000," was the
reply. "Or course this man was careful
in his liabite; he didn't drink and he
didn't play poker. But his case may be
cited to show what a man can accumulate
while serving his country iu the
on ormr r?viroto **
'What are the highest wages paid by
the government to an enlisted soldier?"
4 'The hospital steward is the highest
paid man in the regiment. He gets $45
a month?$540 a year and all his expenses
paid. A corporal gets $2 more
than a private, or $15 a month for the
first two years and $1 more each subsequent
year, with $20 for his second enlistment.
A sergeant gets $2 more than
a corporal, and in five years receives
''Have you found that most of the
men in the army are foreigners?" inquired
"That is often stated," was the answer,
'-but it is not the truth. My experience,
which has been quite extensive,
lias shown me that native Americans
f/-.?m tlio ainritT? r\t nnr man Tiiora
are, of course, many Irishmen and Germans
who enlist, but they are in the
"Who make the best soldiers?"
'Well, probably the Germans make the
best soldiers on post duty. They are
usually well up in the manual. On a
camixugn?say out west against the Indians?where
we have to make long
marches over sa*dy or rocky country
with our accouterments on our backs,
fifty rounds of ammunition in our belts,
the sun pouring down its heat from
above, with no water except the few
pints in our canteens?in marches where
we have to do thirty and thirty-five miles
a day under such disagreeable circumstances?the
German is apt to flag. He
can't stand it as well as the tough, hardy,
native American. The American makes
the best all around soldier. He's hard to
"Are there many desertions?"
"The proportion of desertions is quite
small in this country. The service is
voluntary, and the discipline is not un
necessarily severe. .Besides, it is nam
for a man to desert without being recaptured.
Very frequently deserters
surrender themselves. After a few
months of freedom they discover that,
after all, soldiering compares favorably
with manual labor as a private citizen."
"How about soldiers marrying?*
"The government doesn't want married
men. An enlisted man must get
permission from the commandant of his
company before he can become a Benedict.
At military posts there are generally
one or two men in a company,
sometimes more, who are married. If
their wives do the laundry work of the
company they are paid for it. Otherwise
a maiiied soldier gets no more rations
than if he were a single man."?
A Balloonist'# Big Jump.
"I have ciade." said Professor E D.
Hogan. "103 ascensions and three jumps.
One jump, made out in Jackson, is the
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400 feet before my parachute opened. The
popular impression is that the parachute
opens with a snap, but this is not so.
First one section opens, then another,
and so on by easy degrees, and as I've
watched it opening when it was just
above me and was thousands of feet up
in the air it reminded me of a rose opening
in the morning.
"How did I feel when I made my first
jump? Oh, well, rather afraid. I looked
down and saw the hills and fields away
below me, and the people looked barely a
foot high, and the buildings looked like
toy houses I looked down and shivered
when I saw the space between me and the
earth, and then looked at the barometer
and found the distance to be almost on?
and a half miles; but all the same 1
jumped. I leaped into space hanging to
the parachute, and down I went like a
shot for 200 feet. The parachute then
began to open, gradually lessening my
velocity. I herird the people's applause
very faintly. It rose up to me like the
merest suspicion of a sound. I afterward
learned they clapped and cheered for all
thev were worth. The parachute was
oscillating somewhat, and I came neai
being banged against several chimney
tops. The buildings are our greatest terror.
Many an aeronaut has been dashed
against a building and killed?more, in
fact, than being dragged over rugged
ground. I met with one accident. See
here," pointing to a big bulb on his right
ankle. "I got that in Nebraska in August
of 18o3 by being dragged over a
heap of rocks. I never could bend that
ankle since?can't even stand on that foot
"You see a great panorama from a balloon
in mid air," continued the professor,
"but, of course, the landscape is all in
An/1 f rrli e o1^r?Kf VatA
imiiioimv? biuv/ugu o ouguu imc^r?
New York Evening Sun.
Mrs. Harrison's Little Joke.
There is a good story of Mrs. Harrison
apropos of her fad for painting. It shows
how she relishes a joke. Dr. Newcomer
is a well known physician here, and with
the conyersatism of a high-class practitioner
despises a doctor who advertises. Mrs.
Harrison knew it, One day sitting at her
wiDdow painting she saw the doctor's big
white deg trotting by the house. Hurrying
to the door she called the animal Id,
and while another lady held the dog's head
and fed him meat Mrs. Harrison painted
him ou both sides with the legend '-Use
Newcomer's Pills." Then they turned
him loose and he trotted through the town.
"Wife (tenderly)?Do you remember, J
Charles, how embarrassed you were when
you proposed to me? Mr. Hardup?No, j
dear; I've been so embarrased since we
were married that I have forgotten all
Mrs. Brown?Now, just loek at those
flannels! If anything will shrink more from
washing, I'd like to know whet it is. Mr.
I Brown?A boy will, my dear.
THE LAND OF LAKES.
An English Traveler's Impression of th?
Province of Finland.
Finland is, in the language of the
country, Suomesimaa, "the land of
lakes," and this is really the truth, as
no less than one-third is under water.
Much of this is, however, marsh land,
though the lakes Saima, Lodoga, Enare,
etc., cover some thousands of square
miles. The surface of the country is
flat, with a chain of low hills about the
center, the highest of these being the
mountain "Aavasaksa." Tiie coasts
are deeply indented and picturesque,
with bold granite cliffs standing clear
out against the deep blue sky, and
many islands belonging to the Archipelago
of Aland dot the surface of its
western waters. Inland there are dense
forests of pine, fir and birch, which have
a strange and enthralling influence upon
the imagination. Notwithstanding
their usually somber aspect, there are
innumerable pleasant glades in the reoesses
of these woods, where the tall
white-stemmed biroh and great boulders
oovered with lichen crop up from
the grass and form a pleasant picture;
besides this the lakes have a beauty?
solemn and romantic?which can scarcely
be found elsewhere. The landscape,
too, dotted with numerous windmills,
and the church towers, built apart from
the places of worship, present strange
pictures. From these towers the night
watchmen sound their horns or play upon
triangles as an alarm of fire.
Often in the dead of night a
great blaze on the horizon will tell of
some forest fire. These are mainly
owin!? to the carelessness of the peas
antry, and, combined with the great exportation
of timber and its lavish use.
for firewood and for building purposes,
have caused a great rise in its value
within the last few years. Traveling in
the country, though cheap, is not always
pleasant. Many of the roads are
what would be described as "corduroy"
?that is, having rough logs laid across,
over which one's vehicle bumps and
jumps in a manner calculated to make
the bones sore for a considerable time
after a journey. The velocity with
which the natives send the carriage
down hills is also likely to try the
nerves of any not to the manner born.
Most persons posting through Finland
have their own vehicles?wheeled ones
for the summer and sledges for the
winter?and they change horses at each
stage of about fifteen versts (ten English
miles). Should you have to trust
to the post-house lor a conveyance you
are more likely than not condemned to
travel in a cart without springs and a
hard seat with no back to it or an ordinary
work sledge. The charge for postr
ing is little enough, being ten Finnish
pennies (Id English) per verst, and the
driver is required by law to take you at
the rate of one Sweedish or seven English
miles per hour.?Comhill Magazine.
THE HANDSOME MAN.
What Constitutes One According to Fanny
Fern's Critical Mind.
Well?in the first place, there must
be enough of him; or, failing in that?
but, come to think of it, he musn't fail
? ^ * Xl -U A?
in tnax,, Decause more uau uo uu wam,j
without health, at least according to
my way of thinking. In the second
place, he must have a beard; whiskers
?if the gods please, but a beard I insist
upon, else one might as well look
at a girl. Let his voice have a dash of
Niagara, with the music of a baby's
laugh in it Let his smile be like the
breaking forth of the sunshine on a
spring morning. As to his figure, it
should be strong enough to contend
with a man, and slight enough to tremble
in the presence of the woman he
loves. Of course, if he is a well-made
man, it follows that he must be graceful,
on the principle that perfect machinery
always moves harmoniously;
therefore you and himself and the milk
pitcher are safe elbow neighbors at the
This style of handsome man would
no more think of carrying a cane than
he would use a parasol to keep the sun
out of his eyes. He can wear gloves,
or warm his hands in his coat pockets,
as he pleases. He can even commit the
suicidal-beauty-act of turning his outside
coat collar up over his neck of a
stormy day with perfect impunity. The
tailor didn't make him, and as to his
hatter, if he depended on this handsome
man's patronage of the "latest
spring style," I fear he would die of
hope deferred; and yet?by Apollo!
what a bow he makes, and what an expressive
adieu he can wave with his
hand! For all this he is not conceited
?for he hath brains.
But your conventional handsome
man of the barber's window-wax-figurehead
pattern; with a pet lock in the middle
of his forehead, an apple-sized head,
and a raspberry mustache with six
hairs in it; a pink spot on its cheek,
and a little dot of a goatee on its cunning
little chin; with pretty blinking
little studs in its shirt-bosom, and a
rack-tie that looks as if he would faint
were it tumbled, I'd as lief look at a
poodle. I always feel a desire to nip it
up with a pair of sugar-tongs, drop it
gently into a bowl of cream, and strew
pink rose-leaves over its little remains.
Finally, my readers when soul magnetizes
soul, the question of beauty is a
dead letter. The person one loves is
always handsome, the world's arbitrary
rules notwithstanding; therefore when
you say, "what can the handsome Mr.
Smith see to admire in that stick of a
Miss Jones?" or "what can pretty Miss
T see in that homely Mr. Johns?" you
simply talk nonsense, as you generally
do talk on such subjects. Still, the parson
gets his fees, and the census goes on
all the same.?Fanny Fern, in the It. Jr.
?Ana otiier uay a nosion man received
a letter on the envelop of which
were the word9: "Blood! Blood!
Blood!" in big red letters. Thinking
that it contained a threat to kill him,
he gave it unopened to the police.
When they opened it they found it
was a harmless appeal from a Salvation
?A citizen in Marietta, La., put
some chestnuts on the roof to dry, and
the rats gnawed holes through the
roof to get the chestnut, and when it
rained the water came through those
holes with a rush.
The whip is the parent of stubbornness,
especially of high spirited animals.
The woman who gets but one letter a
year always reads it on the street or in the j
"No," said a gentleman of cautious nature
and unwillingness to speak harm of
any one; "I do not say that he is a miser,
but I think that he is sometimes a little too
fearful of making others ungrateful."
A sign before a New York office reads:
"Women treated for ugliness." If somebody
would treat men for ugliness there
would be a wild rush for the Dar without
a moment's delay.
WHAT A CHILD DID.
An Anecdote Illustrating Mr. Lincoln'*
Great Tenderness of Heart.
Will the world ever know what
depths of tenderness there were in the
heart of Abraham Lincoln? An anecdote,
which has never been published,
brings out one more instance in which
his sympathies, awakened by a little
child, nobly controlled Ms action- in
one of the first skirmishes of the civil
war, a young Union soldier was so severely
wounded in the lag that the limb
had to be amputated. On leaving the
hospital, the young soldier, by the aid
of influential gentlemen, obtained a position
as Government weigher of hay
and grain. Not long after he had entered
upon his duties, his superior officer
said to him:
"See here, Mr. M , this hay
weighs so much on these scales; but to
the Government it weighs so much
"I do not understand, sir, that way
of doing business. I can enter but one
weight and that the correct one," answered
the young weigher.
11 ir? 3Uyci IUI ?T am.ou a>n uijr ? iuuwwi.u*g
threats. The young man from that day
suffered many petty persecutions for
his honesty, and it was not long before
he received notice that the government
had no further need of his services.
The summary dismissal made him so
down-hearted that when he told the
story to his family, he seemed a man
"Father," replied the eldest daughter,
a girl of thirteen, "cheer up! I am
going to see President Lincoln. I know
he will make it all right."
Her father and mother tried to turn
her purpose, saying that it would be
useless to see the President, as he
would not attend to such a petty matter
as the dismissal of a weigher of grain.
But her faith in the Presidents sense
of justice was so strong that she went
WViUA TTaiica "f."hnAA
iAJ IIUU Tf lliiw AJ.VU0V, UUKV4 u^w
days of patient waiting in the anteroom,
was admitted to Mr. Lincoln's
The hour for receiving visitors had
nearly expired, and as she entered the
room the President, throwing himself
on a lounge, said, wearily: "Well, my
little girl, what can I do for you?"
She told her artless story. Mr. Lincoln
listened attentively, and with a
smile aaked: "But how, my dear, do I
know that your statement is true?"
"Mr. President," answered the girl,
with energy, "you must take my word
"I do," replied the President, rising
and taking her hand. "Come with me
to Mr, Stanton."
"Stanton," said Mr. Lincoln, as they
entered the office of the great War Secretary,
"I wish you to hear this child's
"I have no time," answered the overworked
"But you must," replied Mr. Lincoln.
"I have not a moment to spare today,
"Come again, my dear, to-morrow,
and Mr. Stanton will hear you then,"
aid the President, leading her away.
The next day she was admitted at
once to the President, who took her
over to Mr. Stanton's office. The Secretary
listened to the child's simple
story and was so moved by it that he
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finished: "The infernal rascal!" He
went to his desk and -wrote an order
for the immediate dismissal of the dishonest
official, and for the appointing
the little girl's father to the vaoant
Mr. Lincoln never forgot the ohild;
he told her story to several Congressmen,
and through their influence her
two brothers were enrolled among the
pages of the House of Representatives
Tha African Elephant
In Petermann's Mitteilungen Herr J.
Menges raises once more the question
of the possibility of utilizing the African
elephant. Heir Menges points out
that there is strong evidence that the
elephant was used in anoient times in
Africa, and asserts that no serious attempt
has been made in modern times
to subdue it to the uses of humanity. He
maintains that it is quite as docile as
the Indian elephant, and much stronger;
ana that, if it could be really tamed
and trained to work, it would be of immense
utility in the opening of Africa.
But, unless some protection is accorded
to the African elephant, Herr Menges
believes that by the end of next century
it will be quite extinct.
An Excellent Remedy.
They were returning from the theater.
"I am troubled with a slight sore
throat, Miss Clara," he said, "and I
think it would be wise if I should button
my coat tightly around my neck."
"I would, indeed, Mr. Sampson,1' replied
the girl with some concern. "At
this season of the year a sore throat is
apt to develop into something serious.
Are you doing any thing for it?"
"Not so far," he replied. "I hardly
know what to do."
"T havfl nftftn hAard Dana sav." shvlv
suggested the girl, "that raw oysters
have a very soothing and beneficial effect
upon such a trouble.'"?N. Y. Sun.
A Heart-Breaking Loss.
Boblay?Wonder what makes young
Perkins look so cast down. One would
fancy he had lost his best friend.
Wiggins?So he has. His sweetheart
has jilted him.
Bobley?Well, it's really a blessing in
disguise. He has escaped a mother-inlaw,
Wiggins?Oh, you don't understand;
th6 girl was an orphan!?Judge.
Shot Himself Free.
A captain of the Forty-sixth line regiment,
stationed at Fontainebleau, has imagined
a novel manner of encouraging
good marksmanship. A soldier having
been condemned to four days in prison for
a slight breach of discipline, the captain
offered to diminish his punishment by half
if he could put six bullets in a bull's-eye.
The soldier succeeded, and, encouraged by
his success, begged to be allowed to fire
again for the remaining two days' imprisonment.
Permission was accorded. The
soldier made six more bull's-eyes and was
liberated at once.?New York Herald.
The citizens of Rhode Island have adopted
an amendment to their State constitution
abolishing the property qualification for j
Here today and gone tomorrow?The
man who borrows a five dollar bill from
When a horse comes in from a journey,
the first tiling is to walk him around until
he is cool. The nest thing is to rub him
drv. This removes dust, dirt and sweat
and allows time to recover and the appetite
to return. Also have his legs well
rubbed by the hand; nothing so soon removes
"The male is late to-night," as the woman
an said when she got up at 2 A. M. to let
la her husband.
How She Supported Herself WIthoat Per.
forming Any Work.
There was a poor woman living in one
of the little shanties up-town, with a
large family of pigs, goats, geese and
children swarming around it She sup
| ports ner iamiiy Dy taking in wasmug,
! and her poverty and industry have secured
for her the compassion and the
washing of a number of benevolent ladies.
One of these ladies recently
remonstrated with her on the size
of her bills, and said that she had
to pay much more for her washing than
she did a.t any of the laundries. The
hard-working widow admitted that this
was the case, but she respectfully, but
firmly, declined to reduce her price.
"You see, ma'am," she said, "I do
the very finest handwork, and it wouldn't
pay me to do it for the price the laundries
get for machine work. If you
compared my work with their* you
would see a great difference. Those Chinamen
living in dirt like pigs are taking
the bread out of honest women's mouths.
I don't see how any lady can be willing
to send her clothes to them. Of course
they do it cheap when they have no
families to support and can live on almost
nothing; but they tear your
clothes all to pieces, and dear knows
what you catch from them. No, ma'am,
you'd better pay a little more and have
your clothes done nicely by a clean, respectable
woman, besides helping her
to support her family."
The lady was influenced by this candid
statement, and decided to continue
her patronage. But a few weeks after
she was surprised to see emerging from
a Sing Sing laundry in her neighborhood
the well-known figure of the son
of the poor but honest laundress, staggering
under a huge bundle of clothes.
A dark suspicion crossed the mind of
the charitable woman- Having a slight
acquaintance with Sing Sing from a few
previous negotiations, she entered the
laundry and made some cautious inquiries
about the boy who had just gone
out Sing Sing readily acknowledged
that he came every week with a large
bundle, and it was too obvious that the
poor but honest and hardworking laundress
was doing an easy and profitable
business by subletting the washing
given by her customers to the much
despised Chinaman against whom she
had warned them so vigorously.?Chir
NO VERMIN THERE.
How a Lady in Search of a House Mystified
Lady?You are sure that the house
contains no vermia?
House Owner (indignantly and very
emphatically)?Vermin in a house of
mine! Not much!
Lady?Well, I'm glad of that If
there is any thing I do detest it is a
house overrun with roaches and?
House Owner?Oh< I won't say there
ain't a few roaches. Most any house ia
liable to have a few roaches. .
Lady?And rats and mice?are there
any of them?
House Owner?Well, there might be
a mouse here and there and a couple of
rats or so, may be, but there ain't none
Lady?How about bed-bugs?
House Owner?Bed-bugs P Well,
now, of course, bed-bugs is different.
Jevver see a house that had been lived
in at all that didn't have & few?
(Warmly.) Why, the house I live in
myself is chock lull of '?m.~ Whst-Lda
say, though, is, that there ain't no veiv
a rain in n0 house of mine; no sir, not
none. When do you think you'll more
Lady?Fm afraid your house will not
suit me. Good-day.
House Owner (soliloquizingly)?Now
I wonder what that woman can find
fault with in this house? After almost
sayin' she'd take it and my provin' that
there's nothing wrong with it, she don't
want it. That's just like a woman.
They ain't got no sense, nohow.?Texas
Mr. Beecher's Estate.
Henry Ward Beecher left a comparatively
small fortune. He had an estate
in the Peekskill which cost him
about $150,000. He had insurance policies
which footed up something like
$20,000 or $25,000, and in hot haste his
heirs sold his pictures and books and all
personal belongings endeared to his
friends, at all events by many, many
years of close association with the dear
old man, and now how does it stand?
The $150,000 place at Peekskill has
literally gone to seed. Those magnifi
cent flower-beds, on which the old man
eloquent spent years of thought, fortunes
of experience and thousands of
dollars earned by the sweat of his Imperial
brow, are choked with weeds
and overrun with grasses. Already
the market price of the place has fallen
to |85,000, and I understand?in fact, I
have seen it stated in print?that an offer
of $66,000, which was refused, will,
in all probability never be made again.
And on the heels of this, with what was
curiously called an "autobiography,"
written by one of his sons and his sonin-law,
lying as dead as Mark Twain's
own books upon the shelves of the
stores, come a rumor that his simple
will is also to be contested. ?N. T.
He Was Not An Indian.
Tramp?Could you give a bite to a
poor man who hasn't eaten any thing
Lady of the House (shouting shrilly)
?Tige! Tige! Come here, Tige!
- T. (loftily)?You are calling your
dog, madam. I want you to understand
that I don't eat dog. I'm no Indian.
And he strode away in silent dignity.
A Crown of Costly Gems.
A crowd of costly gems that once adoroed
the heads of some of France's titled dames
is exhibited in "Wanamaker's store. It is
valued intrinsically at $75,000, and was
made in 1820 by the crown jeweler of
France for the Duchess de Berri. It forms
the shape of a horseshoe. At either end it
is about an inch in width, and the increase
is gradual to the front and centre, where it
is about three inches wide. The body is
of solid gold. In the centre of the front is
a torquoise about the size of a pigeon's
egg, and the same kind of jewels are spread
over the serf ace all around. About these
are arranged scrolls of gold, into which are
set diamonds, about 200 in number, ranging
in size from the most minute stone to a
circle of large gems that surround the great
turquoise. After the death of the Duchess
de Berri the diadem passed to the head of
the Duchess d'AngouIeme, and was subse
! quenuy worn uy me Xiinpresti XL?ugeaie.?
| Philadelphia Times.
By a young lady, a situation as teacher
in a school ox private family. Can
teach the usual English branches, with
Latin, French and German; also Drawing
and Painting. Address, with references,
A. B. 0., Drawer 8, Colombia,
I A PHYSICIAN'S
WARN ING I
Of all the terrible, soul affrightentag canes that .1
affiict all classes of humanity, nothing in all af? \
has ever approached comparison to the snga of
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BLOOD POISON zJZZ,
nf 5j?sb and life. Alas! How often jest such aa^ ^
affliction loves to affect a nobk life with its poisonocs
taint, it strikes with destructive aim tfae tx*6
notable, sparing neither *
SCROFULA king dot statesmen.
Even unto the third
gensration are thesnsof the father made manifest -r
What a fearful heritage to beooeeth an Innocent
chili! Ah 1 thehcrribleravages ef thfaafflktioel
To Its activity is do* sore throat
SO R ES 8018 Ever, sore kidneys, sore longs,
sore skin, great ulcers, internal, external
and eternal unless proper treatment is appliedThe
best remedy is a prescription used extensively
in private practice by an old Atlanta physician. It
is now prepared a thousand gallons at a time, and
is sold in large bottles at
PIMPLES only cue dollar per bottle.
It is called B. B.B. or Botanic
Blood Balm. Under its peculiar influence the
blood poison first becomes passive, then divided,
and lastly is exuded through the Ever, through tfae
kidneys, and through the pores of the skin.
It is dearly the duty of every one who suspects
the least trace of syphilitic or scrofulous poison is
their b!ood,whether recently from contagion or from
inheritance, to get it out of their system thoroughly
PAIN ^ thfi ^ remedy 90
that pimples, sores, aches, pains, weak _
kidneys ana other symptoms will not be transmitted
to innocent posterity.
Demand it of your druggist and take no substitute.
Testimonials from those who have used it
may be found in the illustrated u Book of Wonders*
seat free to any address by the Blood Balm Co*
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