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THOS. J. ADAMS, PROP'S,.
EDGEFIELD, S. G., TUNE 9, 1881.
VOL. XLVL--NO. 27
HAVING just opened my SPRING and SUMMER STOCK OF GOODS,
I can show positively the Largest and Most Select Stock, that I have
ever ottered. The following are a few of the many bargains I am offering:
Prints, f>, 0] and'TJc. For Gie can give some of the best brands. Quite
a large variety of beautiful patterns.
Bleaching, 5c to Pvc per vd., by Piece, for the very best full yd. wide.
Splendid Pique at Sc. Victoria Lawns at 10c and up.
Colored Mueiins, Lawns, Pique?, 10c and up. ? Very nice Dress Goods, 10c.
Parasols, from 15c to very handsome Silk ones at $.! 50.
Full line of Domestics, Ticku gs, Ginghams, Linens, Cottonades, Cassi
meres, Black Cashmere, Blxck Al?aca, Black and Colored Silks.
Splendid Stock of Table Damask, Doilies, Towels, Oil Cioths, &c.
India Linens, Linen Cambric, Thread Cambric, Irish Linens, Nainsook,
Mull Muslins, Dotted and Striped Swiss Muslins,-and in fact every thing i
in the White Goods line at close prices.
Fans, 3 for 5c, and up to beautiful Silk ones.
Tremendously large lot of Dress Goods, Lace Buntings, Black All-Wool
Bunting at 25c. Immense stock of Core t?.
Ladies' Hats, trimmed and untrimmed. Flowers, Feathers, Ornaments, &c.
Lace Fichus, Lace and Silk Ties, Silk Handkerchiefs, Buchings, Cuffs
and Collars, Veilings, Kid doves, Lace Mit?, etc., etc.
HOSIERY.-Only an examination of our Goods in this department can
give any idea of the extensive and beautiful line of these goods we carry.
RIBBONS.-I call special attention to my large and choice stock of Rib
bons. Full line ol all "the newest shades. [any one.
Buttons, all the novelties, and an assortment that WiP certainly please j
LACES.-Having devoted a gcod deal of time to this department, we I
can show a very large assortment of Val., Torchon, Languedoc, Breton and
many other varieties. Russian Laces, elegant patterns, entirely new. All
of which are being sold at prices which [ ' .hem within the reach of ever\r
one. Hamburg Edgings and Insertions, Iriih Trimmings, Cash's Frillings.
Shoes for Children, Ladies and Gents, a very large stock-and such as we
can recommend. Very full stock of Ladies' and Misses' Slippers.
Gents' Shirts, Collars and Cuffs. Gents' Clothing.
Gents' and Boys' Hats, from 10c to the nobbiest styles in Straws & Felts.
Stationery, Saddlery, Coopery, Tinware, Hardware, Fancy Groceries,
Crockery-complete assortment in each department, at prices that will give
My stock is positively unequaled, except in large cities. Purchasers will
find it to their interest by giving me r. call.
Edgefield, S. C., April 13, ISSI -2ml9
Landfilm, Bothwell d Co.,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers lu
BOOTS, SHOES, HATS, TRUNKS
Satchels, Umbrellas, etc.,
?A ngustai Gra?
608 Broad Street:
HANKING our Edgefield lriemls tor past favors, we will endeavor to
laave nothing undone tc merit their continued patronage. We guarantee
our PRICES TO BE AS LOW as any House ?in the City, for the same class
of Goods. Call and see for yourselves.
Full Line o?' Mackinaw and other Straw Hat*.
LANDRUM, BOTHWELL &. Co.,
Apr. 21, '81.-3m20] 2d Door Above Railroad froging,
%tk fifi iliiifiiOT Bimi;,
Xo. 72S Broad .Si., Under Central Hotel, Augusta, fia.
Miss NELLIE PURCELL
RESPECTFULLY announces to her Edgefield friends and patrons, that she is
now receiving tho must beautiful assortment of Spring and Summer MILLI
NERY GOODS she has ever bad the pleasure of exhibiting, embracing
Fine French Millinery. Novelties in Neck Wear. Velvets, Ribbons, &c
i?SF- Prompt, personal attention given to all Orders.
Augusta, Ga . Mar. 15. ISSI_?ni\?
REA DY HA DE CLOTHING
HATS, CAFS AND FURNISHING 'GOODS
I AM now receiving d*ily mv SPRING and SUMMER Stock of CLOTH
ING, FELT and STRAW HATS, for Men and Bovs, from thc BEST to the
I have a Resident Buyer ali the time in the market, and am prepared
to give Bargains at any tirap.
H. S. JORDAN,
Apr. 6,1881.-mis 2] 736 Broad St., Augusta, Ga.
Broad SU ?ear Lower Market, Augusta, Ga.
MONUMENTS, TOMBSTONES, and MARBLE WORK generally al
ways on hand or made to order. A large section ready for lettering and
delivery at shortest notice. Several hundreds of new designs of the most
modern styles o? Monuments, furnished at a lower price than ever before
in this market, and of the best workmanship, similar to that of the new
Confederate Monument, recently erected by me in this city.
THEO. MARK WALTER.
AUGUSTA, GA., Nov. 25, 18S0. Iv51
All kinds of Cooking Stoves, Ranges,
Slate Mantels. Tubs, Wash boards, Bread
Treys, Biscuit Boards, Roiling Pin%
Wooden and Stone Oh urns. Tin Bed-room
Sets, Bath Tubs. Milk Buckets and Puns,
Water Coolers, Bird Cages, Lanterns Tea
and Cottee Pots, Andirons, Shovels and
Tongs, Smoothing Irons. Crockery and
Glassware, Spoons, Knives and F<>rks,
Sieves, Knife-brick, Stove-polish, Coffee
Mills, Sheet Iron Stove Pans. Wallie and
Wafer Irons, Iron and Tin Saucepans,
Granite Iron Ware, thc nicest ware ever
made for cooking vessel?* Wholesale
or Retail. Cheapest Place to Buy
Augusta, Ga, Mar 1, 1881.-iel::
KEEP YOUR PROPERTY INSURED
Georgia Home Insurance Co.
IMG TRIED! EVER PROMPT! ALWAYS RELIABLE!
THE GEORGIA HOME INSURANCE COM
PANY, of Columbus, Ga, continues to insure
I i IV K L Ll Ni LS, ! ?A R NS, STABLES, M ERC HAN
DISE, ?c., ifec., at the LOWEST BATES, and
invariably pay? its losses promptly, fairly and hon
estly, and without resort to equivocation or sva
Ordinary Dwelling risks will be carried per an
fnum at v per cent., or ST 50 for $1,000 insurance.
On the two-year plan, at 1 I-f) per cent., or -*12
for 81,000 insurance. On the three-year plan, at
li per cent., or 815 for $1,000 insurance. And on
the five year plan, at -1 per rent., or $22.50 for
Parties desiring insurance in a solid and reliable
Company, can flo no better than plicin? their risks in the iu?>t]y popular GEORGIA
S&* For insurance, or further information, apply f o Mr. W. p. ADI ?ISON, whe
will canvass the Countv, or to the undersigned.
D. R. DURISOE, Agent.
Edgefield, S. C., Jan. 24, 1531.
Iii NES ON MART GARY?
UV .1A M KS P. TRADE .VKLL, .1U.
i The proud Eagle of Edgetield is cold in
bis grave ;
His free pinions are fettered at last.
And the brave neart that nothing on
earth could appall
Has yielded to death's icy blast.
TJie hearts of his soldiers are stricken
And filled with the deepest regret,
For full well they know what a friend
they have lost
What a bright constellation has set.
All silent and still is his eloquent voice ;
Cold in death is the warrior's hand ;
The Eagle forever has taken his flight,
God grant, to a far belter land ;
And we, who so often have followed bis
As it waved in tho front of the light,
Can true witness bear to a splendid ca
Ol' this brilliant and chivalric knight.
As a leader of men he had scaroety a
In State-craft, on forum or field ;
And be dieil as he lived-a true knight
With no sinister-bar on his shield.
Wherever in battle we Raw his proud
There we knew was the deadliest fight;
And he ne'er sent his men, hut himself
led the way
An heroic and well approved knight.
May he peacefully rest, his warfare is o'er;
The eye of the Eagle is dim ;
His clarion voice we shall never hear
Carolina will long mourn for him.
And well may she mourn, for her war- i
rior son ;
And his name and his fame shall not
As long as our /lag bears a palmetto tree,
Or the ^-'Uthern cross gleams in the
He sleeps his last sleep; the soldier's at
The long roll can awake bili, no more?
And in Mart Gary's breast throbbed as
knightly a heart
As Richard of England e'er hore.
His soldiers his mem'ry will ever keep
Guard his fame with affection and pride,
And reconnt to their sons the brave deeds !
of the man
How he fearlessly lived, fought and
Sleep, General, in peace; your bright,
Shone o'er many n red battle-plain ; j
The charge of your squadrons, the cheers I
nf your men,
Cannot call you to glory again.
No! never airain shall tho proud Eagle
He forever has folded his wings ;
His eyrie is vacant, his weal or hi* woo
Rests alone with the great King of
THE ATLANTA Exrcsmox-The
construction of the cotton exposition
building in Atlanta has begun and
will be actively pushed forward to
completion. The main building will
be 720 and the short will be 400 feet
in length. The building, when com
pleted, will contain more than a mill
ion three hundred thousand, feet of
lumber. Special premium crops have
been planted on the exposition grounds
under the ri.arge of the Hen. Mark
A. Hardin, Superintendent of the'de
partment, and a number of valuable
premiums have been offered to the
successful competitors, aggregating
more than .$2,000 in value.
The results of the recent town elec
tions in Virginia make up a melan
coly spectacle for the contemplation
of Mahon e. His party seems to have
gone to pieces in several of ita former
strongholds, and ro be weak bey o id
expectation in the State at large.
What of November ? Is there any
reason to belied that the Repudiat
ors will do better than they havf been
able to do in May9 As the Admin
istration declines to recommend the |
local Repnbl.can leaders to coalesce
with Mahone, and present a combii a
tion State ticket, in opposition to the
one nominated by the regular Dem
ocracy, there will be a triangular cor .
test. And the conservatives will .vin,
of course. The signs of the times
are sil with them.
A RELIC <*?; THE ROLLICKING
REI'UME.-One day last week, as a
gang of laborers were cleaning the
recesses of one of the oki files rooms
in the Treasury Department, ii two
j gallon jug of antique pattern war.
brought to light, to the handle ol
which was attached a mouldy card
bearing the following inscription :
"The Hon. Howell. Cobb, Secretary
of the Treasury, with the compli
j ments of Lewis Wigfall." I'pon re
i moving the dirt-encrusted cork, it.
; was found that there still lingered
j within a drop or two of "Old Her- :
j mitage Bourbon," whose fragrant
j bouquet, like the long-bu.ied Faller
; nian exhumed iii Pompeian excava- ;
I lions, perfumed the air and bewilder- .
; ed the senses of the fiuders of the j
I precious relic. What a flood of mern- 1
I ories this ancient amphora recalled
of the days when "Old Buck" occu
pied the White House, and the warm
Southern blood gave a tropical im
! pettis to the society of the capital.
Was h i nnt<m Hep ubfican,
The Columbia Register says: Beu
j j-irain and Richard James murdered
? David Merewether Harrold in Ma
; rion County in August last and were
j sentenced to be hung on the fiiat
' Friday in June, but the three prin
cipal witnesses against R chard hav
: ing been proven to be guilty of of
[ fenses which rendered their testimo
? ny null and void will be granted a
i new trial, but Benjamin will suffer
' the penalty of his crime.
Colonel T. A. Ccott.
Death of this Remarkable Man-Sketch
Toll the bell slowly ; reverently
Heed wo its solemn tone.
O'er the land how speedily
Must the sad news have flown.
A man whom the people honored,
So genial, kind and true ;
A friend of the poor and needy,
Such men are rare and few. '
Called from the midst of his labors,
O'er all hearts a gloom is spread ;
There's bereavement in the message:
" Thomas A. Scott is dead."
JV/., in Phila. Timen.
PHILADELPHIA, May 21.-Colonel
Thomas A. Scott died at nine o'clock
this evening, at his country home,
Woodburn, ve-n Darby, in Delaware
county. After sinking rapidly du
ring the afternoon, he fell into a state
of total unconsciousness at seven
o'clock, and remained so until the
moment of final dissolution. He was
surrounded afr the la3t moment by
members of his family" and several o'
the officers of the Pennsylvania Rail -
Colonel Scott was born at Loudon,
Franklin county, Pa., in 1S2!. His
father died when he was quite young,
and Thomas was obliged to stare out
for himself. In 1841 he was appoint
ed a clerk in the t ll collector's of
fice, fit Columbia, Lancaster county,
Pa., James Patton, his brother-in-law,
being t he collei tor. While in this
position he displayed a rare aptitude,
lor figures, and six years alterward
be was transferred to Philadelphia,
to act as collector to the chief clerk.
Shortly after this he married. In
1850 Colonel Scott was appointed a
Station agent at. Duncansvllle, and af
terward superintendent of the Wes
tern Pittsburg division. While serv
ing in that position his abilities for
the first time made themselves strik
ingly evident, and he acquired a per
fect, knowledge of railway transpor
tation. On the dea-h of Wm. B.
Foster, Vice-President, in 1860, Col
?mel Scott was elected RF his sue
While he served as Vice President
ie played a very distinguished part
n assisting the Government: in the
.ran6porLation of troops and supplies
luring the war. His first movement
,vas to open a line via. Annapolis to
Philadelphia and the East and the
:'"orth. Shortly after this he was ap
pointed Colonel of the Di3tiict volun
teers, and on May 23J, 1861, he was
selecied to take charge of ali (JOV
?inment railways and telegraphs. In
August ofthat year he was appointed
Assistant Secretary of Wa?*. On
June 1, 1862, he retigned and resum
ed his duties as Yice-Piesident ot th?
road. On the death of Mr. Thom
son, President, Colonel Scott succeed
ed to that ellice. During the rail
road riots of 1877, millions of dol
lar.*1' worth of property belonging to
the company was destroyed. Colo
nel Scott worked unceasingly night
and day, and contracted a disease
which finally impaired his health.
About three years ago his health be
came so poor that he was obliged to
TO abroad, remaining away nearly a
year. He returned much better. Short
ly after he arrived homp he suffered
a stroke of paralysis, end on May 1,
1880, alter nearly thirty years serviue
with the Pennsylvania Railroad Com
pany, he resigned.
Jr. is said that at the time of his
death his fortune amounted to ?13,
000,000. His liberality throughout
his lite was shown in many ways.
Among hi? latest gilts were ?.50,000
to the jefferson Medical College,
$50,000 to the University of Penn
sylvania, ?50,000 to the Washington
and Lee University of Virginia, $30,
000 to the Orthopedic Hospital, and
$20(100 to the Children's Department
of the Episcopal Hospital. Colonel
Scott was married twice. His first
wile, whom, it is said, he married
when he was receiving a salary ol on
ly 850 a month, was a daughter ot
General Stewart, of Philadelphia.
She died more than twenty years ?igo,
leaving t wo children-James P. Scott
aud Mrs. Howard W. Bickley, o?
Philadelphia. Shortly before the war
broke out Cel. Scott married his sec
ond wile, Miss Anna Riddle, ot Pitts
burg. Two children were born to
them-Edgar Thompson, now about
eight yeats of age, idH. Mary, who i?
a lew years younger than her brother
A Double Murder in Alabama.
CHATTANOOGA, May 30.-A special
giver an account of a double murder
at Bridgeport, Ala., yesterday, twen
ty miles lrom Chattanooga. Au Irish
tramp named Mehan while bathing
on Saturday mornitig with some young
men became angered because they
spattered him with mud. He rushed
for hie knife and cut William Cope
land in the nock, causing instant
death. The tramp was sei?ed and
? bound hand and foot, and while ia
prison Sam Reese, a couoin of Cope
land, shot Mehan through the head,
causing death immediately. Reeee
e.?rsped. The two.cousin are con.
i nected with the wealthiest and most
! .substantial families in that neighbor
I The fly ig never po?uve. He al
ways specs 9o.
i Sheep Husbandry.--.! Chance for
Mr. J. Washington Watts, of Lau*
j rene county, who haa given a greal
j dea'.of attention to the subject, writes
; that "it is really surprising to see
; how. little encouragement sheep hus
! bandry gets from the Press of the
j State. No branch of the farming in
j terest pays aa well, and it ought to
i be encouraged in every possible way. '
Mr. Watts is right. We do not
j appreciate our great opportunities,
p.nd the resources of the State are not
half way developed in any branch of
industrial enterprise. With a little
ol' the care that is given to the culti
vation of the cotton crop bestowed
upon improved breeds of ahaep, South
Carolina might easily become one ?
the largest and most successful wool
producing States in the South. There
?6*"?8v"cry inducement to invest capital
in sheep raising. The mild climate,
the natural growths of both field and
swamp, the abundant supply of wa
ter and the large extent of wood and
pasture land are ail very favorable to
sheep husbandry, aud should attract
the attention of those who aro hunt
ing for aa easy, pleasant and reliable
j investment for their money.
The State contain* a total area of
thirty four thousand square miles and
haa a population of less thar? one mi!
ribn. Immense bodies of land are
lying idle in all sections of the State,
or cultivated in an infeiior and in
many cases wholly unprofitable man
ner. Cotton is the chief product, and
it is raised to the neglect of other
j valuable crops and to the exclusion
?l?ost of any other practical indus
try. There ii not a stock farm of
considerable size or a sheep ranch in
the State, notwithstanding the fact
that (by the census of 1870) there are
about 1,230,000 acres of swampland,
6,443851 acree of wood land and
2,650,890 acres ot other unimproved
lands in the State which return but
little retenue to the owners and help
to drive away a thrifty ola-s ol immi.
graute. These neglected acres fur
nish unparalleled ad vantages tor sheep
and cattle ranges, .and although this
is t*ue they have continued to lie idle
for years and are yet unproductive of
S.UV good to their owners or th<* State.
By the census of 1870 there were
only 124 501 sheep in the Stale, many
of them of an inferior breed and good
neither for wool nor mutton. There
ftgjgB twelve wool-cardin'* and cloth
dressing establishments, employing
only forty banda, and with a total
capital of $17,200 and total products
amounting t ) $21,250. The -number
of factories making woollen goods
were then employing thirteen hands
alo representing a capital of $3,700!
Tbc total value of their producta
? amounted to $13,200. These ligures
I are sufficient to show that the manu
facture of wool! en'goods in this State
cm be made almost as largely remu
nerative as the manufacture of cotton
goods. With more careful attention
to sheen raising, t he larger invest
i nent of capital in improved breeds
j and the establishmentof a sheep ranch
I ">n every farm, the wool product and
jnianuhVtnres of this State are sure
jjto be not by any means the least prof
itable of our industrial interests.
j Yesterday was a red hotter day in
j tie Castle Garden calendar, no lees
j tian 4,200 steerage passengers having
i-hec landed, and all by steamships of
j tie Inman Line from Liverpool. The
j City of Berlin brought 1,413, the City
rt Paris, 1.558, and the City of New
! "fork, 1,205. This is the first time
j b the history of the Garden that
? hree steamships belonging to any one
; ompany, with such large passenger
! ists, have arrived so close together
I ;8 to have their passengers discharged
j >a one and the same day. The Fur
i ?essia from Glasgow, and the Vanda*
j ia from Hamburg, are expected to
i.rrive to day. The number of immi.
frants received at Castle Garden du
jring the present month aggregates in
'the neighborhood of 02,000, and it is \
?expected that the total number of ar- j
?rivals for the mon h will foot up fully | :
75,000, which will far exceed any j I
former emigration statistics. The SOO J
j passengers uf the steamship Nevada, i
' on which smallpox was discovered, '
are still detained at Hoffman Island,
and will be kept there by the health
authorities until all danger of new j
i cases being developed is past,- ?V. 7
: STRYCHNINE AS A MEDICINE.-Dr.
? Lewis Hall Sayre, ot New York, was
. /med by a certain Mrs. Annie Mor
? a*n for $25,000, her claim being based .
.on the alleged injury which she suf- j
1 fered from the unskilful treatment of
: j)r Sayre. The substantial nllega
; tiou was that Dr. Sayre had prescrib- j
? ed strychnia for her in such quanti- |
ties as to undermine her constitution
and destroy ber health. The trial rc
, Halted in a verdict for the defendant. J
1 Pr Sayre was able to show by the ;
testimony of eminent members of his j
profession, and by the standard med- j
irai works, that the medicines which
he prescribed for his patient were pre
"?Bely those that ought to have been
given for the disease of which she
fi , j i
The CUfiin University for Colo
The annual catalogue of the C
lin University at Orangeburg, S.
for 13S0-'81, illustrates and exam
fies the eiibrts South Carolina is m
ing for the higher education ot*
people. This University is tor i
ored students exclusively, ?nd is s
ported by the State. Connected w
it, by special Act of the Lesislatr
is a branch of the State Agricultu
.College and a Mechanic's Institr
the University as a whole being
rected by co operating boards
trustees. . The institution is un<
the. vigorous administration of
Kev. Dr. Cooke, whose long exp?
ence in New England and the Nor
west qualifies him for his arduous ?
ties. He is assisted by a corps
able teacher?, the faculty in the c
ferent departments numbering ni
including the president.
The Claiiin University is di vid
into three departments : .the colle
proper, the nounal school and t
grammar school. The college y?
is divided into three terms. In t
College classes during the year tht
were twenty students-juniors ii, ;
phomores S, freshmen 10. lu t
Normal and College Preparatory the
were 126 students, and in the Grai
mar school pupils, making a toi
of 388. The attendance varied som
what during the different terms, tl
average number of pupils being
In the several departments tl
courses of study correspoud with tl
curriculum in other well conducti
and progressive institutions. Tl
classical course is constructed on tl
same liberal plan as the undergrad
ate course in the best American cc
leges; the agricultural and et-ientiJ
course is adapted to the wants of tho
who desire a higher education for tl
indubtrial pursuits ; the Normal echo
course of three years is designed
prepare teachers for the comme
schools of the State ; and the gran
mar school course of two years is n
garded as a necessity, and is intende
to ground the pupils in the rudimen
and equip them for the sharper cou
petitions of more advanced literal
labors. The institution is authorize
to issue oerti?V.ite? ol graduation !
students completing the normal oniirs
the usual baccalaureate degree i
those completing the classical .our.
nnd the degree of bachelor ot philo*
opliy to those who finish the ogricnl
tura! and scientific course. The re
quisites for admission to the Uoiver
sity are a satisfactory examination ii
the studies: of the preparatory eoure
and testimoni?is ot good moral char
acter. The institution controls a bou
one hundred and titty ames ot land
the greater part of wlii^h is undo
cultivation, and scientific and indus
trial education ar^ practically united
so that the student, by manual laboi
OD the farm anti in theshop.can mak<
his own way through college and
greatly aid in meeting all his expenses
Connected with the University
there is also the " Baker Theological
Institute," in which young men are
trained for the ministry. The tuition
in the University (except in randie) is
free, and the incidental expenses
amount to only four dollars a term
Rooms with bedstead, mattress, table,
chairs and washstand are furnished
without charge, and board can be se
cured from ?4 to $6 per mon* h. The
University has a library of about
twelve hundred volumes, two literary
societies, the necessary philosophical,
mathematical and chemical apparatus,
and a reading room well stocked with
newspaper: and periodicals.
The nnnnal commencement exer
cises of the University will take place
this year on June 8th. By the char
ter of the institution no student can
be refused admission or denied any
of the privileges of the University on
account-of his race, complexion or re
ligion : the State system is to have
only colored students at Orangeburg
and only white students at the South
Carolina College in Columbia.
The progress of the Clallin Uni
versity is morit satisfactory, and *ince
1876 it has steadily improved. It is
mainly supported, like the College at
Columbia, by the annual interest on
the invested proceeds of the sale of
the Land scrip given the State by
Congress. The whole of the sum in
vested was lost or stolen in Radical
times, but th whole of the principal
has been replaced by the Democratic
Legislature, and the interest, of course, j
is paid regularly. South Carolina j
takes as much pains to educate the ;
colored people as the white people,
and any who are still averse to seek- j
ing aid from the National Govern
ment in enlarging the channels of ed- j
ucation can probably remove their
scruples by recalling the fact that the j
only State Colleges we have owe their ;
existence, in their present shape, to
the funds derived irom the sale of
public lands under the Agricultural
Land Scrip Act:.-News and Courier.
"Dar ain't no use o' tryin' to hide
yer sins under tine clo's, fo" de Lawd
can see slick froo broadcloth," said
the Rev. James Delavan, at a Kansas !
camp meeting. Dan. Kirby, a well
dressed gambler, construed the words 1
ae a personal insult, and whipped the '
preacher after the services. !
Denunciation of the ?lian?e
the Text of the Revised Bibi
LoNBOS, May 18.-The $ktn<
this morning ha? an editorial on
reyi^eJ iernion of the New Te
mont. The following aro the-n
points: Tho writer o'' the article
sert* that, "whatever scholars 1
think of the labors of the revi*
the impression produced upon
public mir'? is.one of disappointm
and dissatisfaction. It is obvious ;
a great many of the alterations adi
ed have been approved for reason
mere literary criticism, which ma
us rather skeptical as to the i rift
bi li ty or even good taste of the re
"Where no material change in sc
or substance of the authorized \
sion has bzeti shown to be requi
by the revisers, for the proper 0
struction of the original, they' lu
nevertheless thought themselves i
tilled in mending the English ?
improving the grammar ol passa
which have struck deep root in
hearts and memories of the Engl
peuple. One word has been substi
ted for aaother ai the .whim of 1
New Testament company; moods ;i
tenses have been shifted about to fl
isfy some pedantic scheme of synt
"The system upon which the re
sers appear to have acted is altogetl
erroneous and deplorable. Even i
Lord's Prayer, which every Engl:
speaking child learns to lisp at
mother 's knee, has not been spar?
The revisers have handled it as abc
commentator might handle a noto
ous corrupt chorus in the 'Eumenid
or the 'Vacchfe.' St. Paul's praise
charity, unequalled in its own" ki
for ringing ar;d rhythmical eloquen
in the old version, is mangled A
made irreeogni/able by the senselc
substitution ot the word 'love' J
"Had they purged the sacred te
ol the errors which had crept into
and placed, where it was uecersar
the mriwum readings in thc margi
they .would have performed une]
and acceptable work. Rut in the i
fort to attain dry and merely meemi
leal accuracy Ot expression, they ha
so 'reviled' the noblest book iii t
English language as ro deprive it
much of its beauty, .tnd iliey li?
de.-;roved many ot' it- historical as*
elations/' lu conclusion ihe&ko'
f/rd writer says that it rem lins 110
for the revisei - io revise-the text th "
have produced. If this new verair
is ever to be generally used and 1
?arpersede th* authorized vers:
many of the alterations that im
been made must be discarded.
The New Tinted Stales tulumi;
sioner of Agriculture.
"Dr. George B. Loring 0; Mass:
cmnsetb- who succeeds Le Due p
Commissioner of Agriculture, ho
long been the standard cattle .?hoi
orator in that State, and ou him ha
usually devolved the duty of arlin
M temporary Chairman of Republi
san State Conventions. Thia fact I
finally oauie to speak ol as "this ar
tiual honor" when he stood up to ex
press his ?hanks to the assembled de!
agates. In Massachusetts a oatt!'
show is a display ot pumpkins, man
gel-wurzels, bed quilts, patent churns
embroidery, apple-paring machines
wagon jacks, and other articles use
Fol to farmers and their families, witl
\n occasional quadruped'by way 0
notification of the name. In everv
hamlet that has within the last twen
y years or so held a cattle show th<
aime of Dr. Loring is a household
vord. Dr. Loring is considered ?
landeome mau by the. farmers wives,
Be wears a Prince Albert coat, but
;oned closely, and his nen voice
leems to proceed from the region ol
;he middle button. He has the fae.
ilty of becoming eloquent on topiun
ittle calculated to inspire men io el
)quence, and he can speak to any
ength and breadth on any subject
vithont forethought. When Le rises
n the tent at a cattle show and waxes
?loquent upon the soil of the snr
unndirig hills, even the squashes
?eem to crook their necks to get a
matter view ol him, the conscious
pumpkins turu a deeper red, aud the
cinches of seed corn prick up their
:a.rs. Di Loring is also equal to an
>ration at short notice on eentenni -.l
occasions and that sort oi thing, and
10 lias never been known to refrain
Vom heilig eloquent. Dr. Loving is
10t a practical tiller of the soii. He
s a doctor c-i medicine-whether
) rac tical or not. we- are. not informed
-and his home ia in historic Salem.
[Te may not prove himself equal to
LeDno in originatiag-sluh projects as
inquiring for his native lund a mo.
loply in the matter of tea and lear
ng China and Japan out in the cold;
Dui it is not to be feared that the
?ountry will derive less benefit from
the Bureau of Agriculture under his
-onfroi than under the guidance of
After a clergyman has taken a free
bottle ol tonic, felt better, and?writ
ten out his certificate of the curative
equalities of the medicine.-for publica
tion, it makes him unhappy to have a
?lector come along and pronounce the
atuff gio bitters; and bad at that
Brevities and: Levities.
Mi n who recklessly run in debt ?vi e
j freoauntly inclined to eau de V.
j A. vei! is a protection against the
j sun of heaven und the sons of earth.
j Why is the eartii like tf.bte? kboard *.'
j Because the children of raen multiply
Lon the face of it. ? .. -
j A lady friend says that ' bachelors
I are like-a butch of biscuits-good
I enough after they are mixed".
Translating from . t he German-es
carting yuur giri home from the fash
ionable dancing party.
Soot: of a mau with a rope around
his neck aud a mob at the other end :
" I'm saddest when I swing."
Every business man lik^sto be pat
ronized, provided his jut:on does not
patronize him in a patronizing manner.
Never despise small thing?. A flea
"will get over more ground, in pro
portion to his ?ixe, in Qrie,.second than
an eleph-int. will caver in an hom 's
A professor asked his class, " What,
is the' auront ? "A"student," ;"hesitat
ing, replied : " Professor,* I diel know
bnf I have forgot te n*'* " That is sad,
very sad," rejoined the professor.
,; The only man . in the world that'
ever knew has forgotten it."
Men owe their resolution, and mest,
of their ' success, to the opposition
they meet with.
? The divinity- of charity consists in
relieving a man's needs before they
are forced upon us.
A strong man is one whose passions
stimulate his reason sud whose rea
son controls his passions. . ./
'Unfortunately, the only- pedigree
worth having is on? that can be nei
ther transmitted or inherited.
j. One of the kindest things heaven
has done for man is denying him the
j rower of looking into the future.
Even machinery isjppen to persua
i sion. The tiremeu of an English
? steamer cokes the steamer to make it
j Talk is thinner than milk. If you
j don't, believe it set a pan of each side
j by side, and see which affords the
; mor.f cream.
' " There is a giri with * line figur?,**
1 *aid Leonardo Toppletc ;.his friend
Frederick Von Weises; - ht, as tro
? uugainly Miss Dromedaries stalked
by." "Doyen call hers a fine fig
ure?' was the astonished <piei v. "I
Cio ; she has $10,000in her own name."
t -Roeftrxiw ThmocToJ..
French savants have discovered
that mau is a venomous animal. Rab
bits inoculated with rite saliva taken
from any child or from an enraged
mau will die. The deduction is that
parasites exist in the stomach which
infect the saliva pf young children,
and also that ol a grown person when
the latter becomes angry.
We print this morning a special
dispatch from Washington which gives
the opinions of many of Mr. Conk
ling's friends, both in and ont of the
Republican party, of ?hatgentleman's
real motive for resigning. According
to these gentlemen, Mr. Conkling has
grown uncomfortable in the Republi
can party and xs seeking, ina some
what indefinite way, a new alliance
or a restoration ol' his old snpremacy.
If he cannot again become the leader
that he was, he would prefer to see
the party with which he has served
so long go to pieces, in the hope that
he can secure a benefit from thc chaos
that will ensue. He seems \to have
put ont a feeler for the votes of those
who are opposed to monopolies, or the
overgrown power of corporations, lt
is very probable that Afr. Conkling is
striking ont tor a new party. That
the stoty we publish to day comes
from some of the Senator's closest
friends makes it entitled to great re
spect. If Mr. Conkling really in
tends to strike out from hi* old asso
ciations, it is ? political event of the
very first importance.-Philadelphia
Th? Relative Patriotism ot Roscoe
Conkling and James G. Biaine is nu
der discussion by some of the Repub
lican Organs -in- New York State.
Neither 01 these uien did an}* light
ing in tlie wai1 and the great, point to
b*? settled is. whether Conkling had
patriotism enough to send a substitute.
It is well known that Blaine.did meet
.tl! the te^uiremento ot patriotism in
this respect, and "perhaps Conkling
did, but it lois not be?-? ascertained
so far, and until it i>: die real merits
of tbe controversy net ween Conkling
and the administrationcannot be de
A curious, stoty comes from a town
.ii Columbia County. N. Y. Some
yeats ago a loving couple became es
tranced. Each married, and in the
lapse of time the companions ci both
died. A year or so later the couple
met, ?md not long alter they were
married. A few months ago they
both 'lied within a tew hours of each
other. They were buried on the
same day. the wife by the ?ide of her
first husband, the husband beside hi?
first wife, .