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VOL. LXV. NO. 19.
WILLIE TISITIXO IS THE COCSTBT.
I wish 'at I could live out hero
";..r H?Wh?*?,ftj8r? are hills to climb,
. And whore a boy can Bilde down like .
? :iJ n'A Bashan wintertime;
? - . Whe re the; are dr i f ts to tu ral.e la
?? . -, And ponds to ?kate upon
. " I wish my Cousin John was me
-. . And I was Cousin John !
"'/ Td like tb have ? bolt to ride
.' A i ' And lambs "n' thlnjrs to pet,
.. With ap pied Ir. the cellar, and
* ' " , 'Drink jnflk thnt's steam in' yet.;
VS -i Tdlike-tolive where 1 could whoop
Around with all my might
Aod^n'ever nave to be afraid
. : > i 'Aoop1 would oome in sight. '
ff. * li's jolly sluing in the sled
itt"* ? J-wheh bnole drives to town,
And lets the horses walk up hil!
And makes them gallop down !
It's jolly getting out behind,
Sometimes, and hanging on
rlsh my Cousin John-was me
Uta Lwas. Cousin John !
7 CT X
A- STORY OF THE
It was not a pretty story, but it was
more. It was fraught with that prim
itive ruggedness one gets an impro*
siou of along with cutting yrnirio
- ihe crack of
me was Thompson,
anil lie could handle a bunch of steers
with the best of them, but there was
an air of metropolitanisin about him
that assorted ill with his surroundings.
And although he went rougher than auy
mau of them he bad never been abie
to live down his nickname of "East
Side" Thompson. Under the influ
ence of rolling prairies, the boundless
sweep of cloud and sky, an intimacy
with the ?l?ments and reliance upon
nothing but his own wit and courage,
a man grows to be a strong, sagacious,
vital creature, so different from our
circumscribed ideas of a man that, for
want of a better term, we call him a
The Threo-X outfit of cow-punchers
had. boun ou. the trail- more than a
month, and,according to all precedent j
and reason, the rains should have set
in weeks before, but they had not.
The grass that had sprung up with the
first early showera had seared and died
"bef ore; the, ne vt rain came to keep it
.aliveV* ?The shallow,, sluggish little
streams of brackish water that crawled
along the bottom of their beds, which
the yea-?'before bad r bean awqilenj b.e
yoii^h?ir?j?nk.VOTally gave -out ut
terly. In -every direction the white
alkali-plains glistened-away to the
?^Bjge^^ ljhie. of .tho. slcyin-an-: aititnd*^
of isolation. The oldest inhabitant in
all the country could "not recall a win
ter tba^ equaled thia iu'vdr tess.
Howb'Lit, Nevada wai then a hew
. state, and the population migratory.
Wilson^the ^boss of the routfit; . had
hop-ad ? t?--g?t 'Vtft of the sagebrush
country and strike tho California lino
somewhere r.bove Bodie by the end of
the first month ont, but there was no
rain, no water, and the plains lay in
open, cracks. .Pay aft*1- d*y-the?aaa
arose, smiled down upon the parched
little banch of men and cattle 14 long,
hours as he sailed across a cloudless
8ky,ierenelyvunconsciong of the male
?ict?onsTlurlerF?gainst him, while the
bare, burning prairie stared back in
unblinking defiance. There were gor
geous sunsets every evening-moments
when the great fiery ball seemed al
most to stand still to give a long back
ward glance before dropping ont "bf
sight, and with a Midas, touch turn all
the world to molten gold. But to the
played out cow-punchor sunset, means
nothing'but.bedtime-bedtime after a
hard, parched, hopeless day. There
were^leai; chaste, moonlight nights cf
wondrous radiance, too, but the moou
was seen only in the early morning,
when they TOBO to another day, more
hard, more parched, more hopeless.
The cattle-mere anatomical charts by
this time-went staggering cabout in
crazy circles, too weak to need watch
ing, the three Xs on their flanks re
duced to half the original size by th?
shriveling of the hide, o? fell heavily-:
to the earth to rise again, after many
'-seasons of sun and shower, as prairie
flowers and salt grasB. Their bellow
ing, was reduced to a moan almost
human in its misery.fbr the One voice
common to all created things,' animal
or human, is the voice of suffering.
The Missourian, a great, hulking
young fellow, "ras first of the men to
show signs Of weakening. That is the
most terrible mom jut in all like experi
ences, when the men who have hold on
grimly and endured:* together see one
of their;number losing his grip. This
had been an ill-assorted outfit when
they started out with tho cattle across
thc ; plains, but standing together,
: shoulder to shoulder, defying death
against fearful odds Knits a man deep
ly into the life of his fellow. Among
? these men there was no spoken sym
pathy, no overt act of kindness, ^ut
in rtheir very sullenness was that grim
mest of all sacrifices, each man endur
ing.m stoic silence in order , that he
might not intrude his own sufferings
np.on his already overcrowded neigh
bor. . The clinching of the lips to sup
press a groan when one is thirst-mad
dened may require more heroism than
facing a cannon with .flags flying and
.drums^bjsatrng, inasmocb as "he that
ruleth his own spirit is greater than
?Be that taketh a citTj'
\ j At last one day'tn?Ttf?ss??rian gave
out utterly. He was not of- the cow
boy build iii the first placo, but bis
splendid-,horsemanship and enthusi
asm hacHndneed Wilson, the boss, or
"Tankee Bill," as he was called, to
tak*?f hirrf on: Iii bis^delrrium he lay
*??fiiC<iri*? for tratet,' ^y^nnd night
He blubbered' and begged for water,
and called upon- the names of those he
hail known in his childhood.. Every
jjttMU-gant .abont his own business,
rjrhich was largely the formulating of
.^fervent and eloquent oaths nne'it the
iiealj'the drought audtlie demy, and
apparently no olie heard h i s "cries.
Wnter was the one thing he wanted,
and the one t?in# they could not get,
jo, after,.they J?ad put h|a bpots under
his head to makehimcomfortable,they I
lot jupa alone. Under ordinary circum- '
3tancss a Missourian more or less was
of no great consequence to "yankee
Bill," but this breok in the ranks
ed the last vestige of hope.
JOHk'XT VISITISO IS THE CITT.
I wished 'at I Iked hore, where things
Are ail set nt the door,
And where yo.: see so many sights
.You never saw .before ;
I'd like to ride in nice, warm cars
That whiz along the street,
Instead of in a bobsled, where
You nearly freeze your feet.
They never have no wood to chop,
. Nor cows nor sheep to tend ;
. They never have to carry slop
To where the pigs are penned ;
They never carry water from'
A wall that's far away,
Nor every night and morning teed
Tho stock a ton of hay. .
They never have no cows to milk,
Nor other chores te do.
And every time they turn around
They look ut something new ;
There's always lots that's going on,
The streets are never still- \
I wish that Cousin Will was me,
And I was Cousin WM!
??ft* -Ar * ^ T^E^E
. ALKALI PLAINS.
- I ?
Whatever may have been done after
that in the effort to keep up their spir
its was more bravado, for each man
foresaw the end. *# $SStk
The Missourian had been a quiet
sort in the camp, abd no one had ever
heard him talk much, but now he
talked incessantly in the soft, thick
drawl of the south. And always of
home scenes, of the memories of boy
hood that whetted the edge of their
torture till it was beyond all endur
ance. Now he was fishing along some
stream; now he was in school strug
gling with some problem he could
never solve beyond "carry seven."
Always coherent enough to call up
memories in their own minds of a
youth, misspent for tbe most part.
They could not move farther away
because they were camped under the
only Rhade in sight They thought of
dragging him oS'beyond ear-shot, but
while every one would have been glad
to have done it, no man could do it
himself. Their horny hands had grown
gentle in their ministering touches.
Escape was long since out of the
question, for the horses were worse
off thau the men; not one of them
could carry a saddle, muc_ . JSS a rider.
Each man had saved a la6t charge in
his revolver, knowing that that per
haps would be their only deliverance
from a death too ' horri? lo to name.
All but "East-Side," who, when a de
cision had to bo made between himself
and his horse, had led her out behind
a-^ittle acclivity and put his last charge,
through har game little ~heart.-Now
lie must make his exit in some other
way, if he would let his disembodied
spirit pass on unincumbered by a sun
parched frame. The knife he carried
in his boot was a miserable hack of a
thipg, fit op ly for shading tobacco or
chucking bacon. He felt a momentary
regret as he ran his fingers along its
jagged edges that aman with his record
should be obliged to make his end
with so mean a weapon. The big
Swede in a moment of mndness had
raised his pistol as if it had been a
jug, saying: "Wal, boys, here's to a
wetter country!" But he had not
shot. Tho cold iron seemed to cool
the rashness of his brain, nud the mir
age of hope lured thom on a day far
After the second day the Missouri
an^ talk began to grow less.his raving
subsided in a weak, incoherent bab
bling; at last it ceased altogether, and
he lay staring wide-ej'ed into the re
lentless sky. As they had done every
thing else,they did this,silently,stoic
ally. A shallow bed was scooped ont
anil tho canvas taken off the wagoo
for a. winding sheet. When the
broken circle-closed in around the
open grave, the boss cleared his throat
and said: "Boys, before we go any
farther, Borne one must make a prayer,
They sabed, but although every
man's soul mjgbt .be consumed with, a
voiceless cry to some power above
himself for the reposo of the departed
soul and rel?ase from a like fate,they
weire all dumb when confronted by the
thought of taking the name of God
reverently. Instinctively they turned
y VJt'sypur lead, 'East-Side," they
said. And ^East-C .de, " groping
blindly backward toward the memo
ries ot his youth, tried to recall some
thing of religions import Slowly
through his desiccated brain percolated
a line from a church hymn, "From
Greenland's loy Mountains," but al
though the thought was pleasant in
this barning desert, the words were
not to the point-besides, that was all
he knew of it He shook his head
sorrowfully. "In the beginning,"
he thought he had! struck the right
lead there-"In the beginning, God
created-" But again he was stuck
and could go no further.
yLead np, 'East-Side!* " they urged.
Then the light broke. The backward
groping had brought him down to the
days of his childhood, to the words
his grandfather had been wont to say,
ns with bowed heads, the family, to
the third and fourth generation, was
gathered around bis table on Thanks
giving day. So, under the burning
sun, whose only shadow was cast by
the flocks of carrion birds that circled
above the remnant of the outfit, they
Btood Over the grave of theil-dead
companion, waiting for a like fate, or
death by their own hands, to be torn
by coyotes perhaps before'the breath
was out of their bodies, the six gaunt
men with bowed, uncovered heads,
while VEast-Side" pronounced in sol
"Oh, Lord, for what we are about
to receive make uz devoutly thankful
A prayer'was a pray or to "East
Side." Anything that begau with
"Lord'" in reverent terms and ended
with "amen" was a prayer. His
grandfather had boen a godly man, and
he had said it, therefore it was appro
priate bu this occasion. Tho effect
was the same npon vhe others, for the
words smacked of tho phraseology of
the wandering exhortera they had
After tbe passing of the Missourian
there was even less to' do; the men
were more taciturn lyth each other,
but there was noticeably less profanity
among them, possibly because they
harbored their strength more jealous
ly and the exertion was unnecessary,
or because their mouths wore too dry
to articulate many words. It was now
six weeks since they had set out across
the "sink," expecting to get the cattle
off their hands and have a little "time"
in the city before starting back to the
camp, but the wild-eyed, sorry-looking
things seemed unpromising enough
now even for a glne factory.
As "EaBt-Side" lay on the ground
looking up through the holes in his
hat-they stood upright and walked
no more than was absolutely necessary,
for that required an expenditure of
strength-lazily watching the flocks of
birds that swooped and poised in the
air above him, he discovered, or
thought he did, that they cast a shadow
against the sky-a.tiny gray shadow
that he watched for the utter lack of
anything else to watch. "When the
birds flew lower, the shadow seemed
togrow latger, but when finally they
flew away there was still the shadow,
larder and darker. With a wild whoop
he sprang to his feet, forgetting tho
Valheof harboring his strength ns he
grasped .tbe import of that shadow, lt
was a cloud! Every mau sprang tip
fat that tiny speck and went to work
with white face and unsteady hands.
The speck grew larger, and the men
worked harder; every hole or trough
that led to the basin was cleared for
action so that not one precious drop
might be lost. Their words were few
but kindly as they scraped away, with
one eye on the gronnd and the other
on the clond slowly but unmistakably
growing larger and coming their way.
During the night those sun-scorched
dreamers dreamed of moist winds,and
rain clouds foregathering over the
moon, then of raindrops pattering
gently until they made a soaking
downpour. But they had often
dreamed that-dreamed it when their
parched tongues hung out of their
months and cracked for dryness. By
this time they had grown wary; oven
in their sleep they were on tlieir guard
and not tb bo beguiled into believing.
When at Inst in the early morning
the rain did come, with tho first pat
tering drops every roan forgot every
thing in the world but the all-consum
ing passion to slake his burning
thirst; until their hats had caught
enough to drain, they sucked their
shirt sleeves. Then, because his own
need for that last charge was no longer
imperative, the outfit boss drew a bead
on the likeliest animal in the herd, and
they feasted royally, joyously, uproar
iously on steak and wate -. And in the
exuberance of their glee no ono no
ticed that for couvenience they had
chosen the mound that covered tho
Missourian for their table.
. After the feast every man lay down
irv his trench, which was now filled
with water,and soaked, soaked through
to the marrow, rousing- himself only
to drain Iiis ha t-then-f al H n g back an d
soaking more. And wheu, after 21
hours of soaking they got up out of
their trenches, each water-logged man
was a firm believer in the'elticacy of
prayer.-San Francisco Argonaut.
QUAINT AND CURIOUS.
The largest leaves in tho world aro
said to be those of tho Iuaj palm,
which grows on the banks of tho
Amazon. They reich a length of from
30 to 50 feet, ?and aro 10 to 12 feet in
A St Peterpbnrg paper has tho fol
lowing interesting item concerning
rations in the British army. "The
English have plenty of food for their
soldiers, bnt, like the Malays, they
feed their men on tiger's flesh to make
them more courageous and blood
The smrdl, hard shell known as the
cowrie is still used in parts of India
and Africa in place of coin. Whales'
teeth are used by the Fijians, red
feathers by some of the South Sea
Islanders, and salt in parts of. Abys
sinia. In parts of India takes of
tea and in China pieces of silk pass
as currency. Oxen still form the cir
culating medium among many of the
Zulus and Kaffirs.
According to Dr. Robert Munro the
ancient dwollers in Scotland used thus
to safeguard themselves against benev
olent assimilation: After rearing a
fortress of rough stone blocks, they
build huge brush fires along the out
side of the walls, which partially
melted the surface into a crude glassy
substance and tilled all the chinks,
making the whole very annoying to
the assiinilators when they tried to
climb the smooth surface.
In London just at present the fad
dists and the curio collectors are vying
with one another for the possession of
the skeletons of Dervishes that have
been brought back from tho bloody
plains before Omdurman, ^ome 150
to 200 Dervish skeletons are on the
London market, and experts in bones
declare that their superiority over the
average skeletons of commerce will
cause no little stir in anatomical cir
cles. One of the principal dealers in
London states that these fine, athletic
Dervishes make the finest skeletons
ever put on the bone market
Since Will Stnmph was so nearly
electrocuted last summer by coming
in contact with a live wire his system
has become a virtual barometer, sub
ject to the slightest atmospherical dis
turbance, according to the Punxsutaw
ney (Penn.) Spirit. Meteorological
variations are indicated by a change in
color of the myriad scars on the sur
face of his anatomy, which are the
result of the wounds inflicted by tho
wire. Rainy weather or snow is in
dicated by redness and a slight itch
ing pain iu the scars. Clear weathor
is indicated by the absence of those.
These manifestations begin to be no
ticed 24 to 30 thirty hours ahead of
the occurrence, and are always accom
panied by nervousness and slight
attacks of nausea, which aro inc: eas
ing perceptibly in violence. Although
quite annoying to Mr. Stumph, ho does
not suffer ranch and is curious to know
what will be the outcome.
He-I wonder why it is tl at mflr-ied
women are so much more iu'erest: ig
thau single ones?
She-Probably because they have
learned how to corn eal their opinion
AUTOMATIC OBE UNLOAD:
The most wonderful machine oakthe
fition the coming season on the Carnegi
introduction at all lake ports there will
The shovelers at Conneaut, realizing tl
awe and displeasure. During its dons
guard it at night for a time under tli? gi
completion. With tho new machine' BU
time that it requires a force of 100 to d
new machine is 400 tons. Its height
with many swivel and hinge joints its n
same period of time that one laborer cn
vessel's hold an3 lift a lew pounds; the
? California's jjiant
Trees Are gavepl.
?3 The United S Utes Government Qos Q
O Acquired tho Famou? Redwoods.. O
/CALIFORNIA'S grove of the
( f Calaveras mammoth redwood
yjV/ trees has beec s?ved from tho
hauds of the vandal.
At the opening of the United States
Senate's session, on March G, (Mr^
Hansbrough, of North Dakota, re:
ported tho House joint resolution.d|
recting the Secretary of the Interior
to place under bond tho "Mammoth
Tree Grovo" and the "Southwark
Grove of Big Trees," in Calaveras
and Tuolumne Counties, Cali?or-;
THE "GBIZZLY GIANT"-93 PEET Oin
nia, and the resolution was adopted,
and the Government acquires the
Some months ago a lumberman
bought an option on the ground for
the purpose of cuttifig down the big
trees and sawing them into lumber.
A cry went up in Califonia from the
snows of Mount Shasta to the orange
groves of Los Angeles, to save these
mammoths of the forest. By the ef
forts of the women of California the
matter was brought before Congress
with the above result.
These are the "sequoia giganteas,"
or redwoods that first gave California
her reputation for having the biggest
trees on earth. Through one of them
a Concord stage coach may be driven.
The stump of another, thirty feet in
diameter, is used as a dancing pavil
Redwoods like these tower up 200
feet without a limb, and then burst
out into a crown of foliage, rising 100
to 200 feet higher.
Some scientists say they are 1300
years old. Others insist that they
must be 6000 years old-older than
Christianity, older than the Mosaio
These trees have outlived the natu
ral age or cycle in which they be
longed. The climate and surround
ings of to-day are not congenial and
they aro slowly dropping their limbs
and wearing away with age and
Some of these grooves of trees were
offered for sale recently at ridicuously
low prices-$20 an acre for large
tracts that have in some places six or
seven of the groat trees upon each
It is difficult to realize that but for .
the prompt action of Cougress, for a
few dollars one could have bought a
tree so old that our entire civilization
has lasted for a time which is only the '
L OF MACHINES.
EB AT CONNEAUT, OBIO.
? chain of great lakes will be in oper
e docks at Conneaut, Ohio. With its
be little demand for unskilled labor,
tis fact, regard the new machine with
traction it was deemed prudent to
I are of several arc lights to insure its
: men can unload a wessel in the same
o the same work. The weight of the
is more than fifty feet. Equipped
movements are almost human. In tho
.n sink his shovel into the ore in a
scoop of this machine grasps ten tons.
fraction of its ago. Peoplo of Cali
fornia have been accustomed to look
upon them as the deities of that land.
No wonder a summer day spent in
the Sierra Nevadas under the red
woods is ono never io ba forgotten.
The wini may blow if it will, but so
faintly does sound descend that it
seem more like tho rolling of a dis
tant ocean. Sound and silence alike,
ore majestic and impressive in those
Here Bret Hart located one of his
most fascinating stories, with an In
dian lover living in a spacious hall
within a hollow treo. Here he hides
and shields from danger of outlaws
his paleface sweetheart. What moro
romantic placo in which to unfold tho
love of a wild, passionate child of na
Many of the hollow trees in the
grovo have served tho more prosaio
purpose of homes for miners and pros
pectors. In 1853 one of tho largest
trees in the Calaveras grove was cut
down and the trunk smoothed off.
Five men were busy over three weeks
felling it by means of burning and
the use of pump augers. The stump
is twenty-four and a half by twenty
three feet, and Professor Whitney
THE BO AD WAY BUNS TH BOUGH THE TBEE
counted 1255 annular rings, which,
making allowance for the core of the
tree, indicates an age of about 1300
That a vast difference exists be
tween the ages of these trees is now
generally accepted as a fact, and this
tree was evidently of the younger
generation. The stump of the tree
cut down has served various purposes
-theatrical performances have been
held upon it; over thirty people at
a time have danced upon it; a news
paper, the Big Tree Bulletin, flour
ished for a time from its surface.
CABIN', MAIlirOSA GROVE.
Upon the fallen tree itself was main
tained a tenpin alley arid a reception
The Baptist Church in Santa Rosa
was, with tho exception of tho arches,
built entirely of lumber secured from
one redwood, and but half of the tree
was used at that. Tho age of this
giant was estimated at 1200 years.
When .one of these big trees gives
np the ghost and falls under a stress
of wind, it goes down like an avalanche
of the Sierras. The ground trembles
and the crash and ruin in its path
mark a tragedy of nature.
The "Father of the Forest" in the
Calaveras grove, which fell not long
ago, had seen a thousand years when
the great majority of its present asso
ciates were either non-existent 01
literally but little larger than mustard
seeds. Its first limbs are 100 feet
from the base, and, with a diameter
of six feet, compare favorably with
the largest trees of the country east
of the Kookies. There are.125 trees
in the lower and upper groves ever
forty feet in circumference. In the
Yosemite National Park, in a belt
about two and a half miles long by
two miles wide is the next largest
grove of redwood trees. Here are
some GOO trees which wonld be con
sidered too large as shade trees for
the broadest avenue. The largest has
a circumference of eighty-one feet
three feet above the earth. It is in
many ways the greatest and grandest
forest on the globe.
Tho big trees are generally wearing
away with time and weather, and
seem to have outlived the age in which
they belonged, so that they will drop
their limbs and topple themselves all
'too soon without the vandal's axe to
bring them down. Many of them
show signs of decay, and some are
hollow at the base, though still living,
with the heart gone. In the hollows
of those woodland giants there is fre
quently plenty of space for a comfort
able house of three or four rooms,
and in one of them seventeen horses
have been sheltered at the same time
from a storm.
The gigantea ls wont to play jokes
on t ravel ors, and they are elephantine
enough to be serious. The camper is
never tempted to seek rest in th?
gras ses and ferns and shrubs at its base,
? THE "FALLEN MONARCH."
for he is liable to be bombarded with
cones, and as they are about the size
and weight of eggs, a drop of several
hundred feet gives them surprising
force. But the real danger lies in the
limbs, which frequently fall, though
the tree may apparently have none to
In tho Mariposa grove there are
standing 365 large sequoias-one for
every day in tho year. This grove
was donated by Congress to Califor
nia in trust at tho samo time (1861)
aud by the same act as the Yosemite
Valley, and is managed by the same
boord of commissioners. A troop ef
cavalry guards tho domain.
Whistled at They Died.
It was tho fourth day after the late
General Lawton's force had left Ma
nila on its dash into Laguna. They
were approaching the town of Paete,
and a squad of five of Weissenberger's
sharpshooters, mon from the North
Dakota regiment, were working their
way through the bamboo thicket. It
had been the boast of the North Dako
tans that they had not as yet lost no
men in action.
Suddenly tho 6quad received a vol
ley of fifty shots from an insurgent
trenoh fifteen yards ir front. Two
men were killed, one mortally wound
ed, one slightly wounded, and the
fifth unhurt. He was Slutland, big
and red-cheeked. He does not think
he did anything remarkable; but in
stead of running he dropped behind a
rock, yelled for assistance and emptied
the chamber of his rifle into the
enemy. He held his ground till as
sistance came, and then he joined in
the charge of our line, which emptied
That night two North Dakota men
who knew that their wounds were
mortal were lying on cots side by
"'Let's smile and die game," ono
"We might as well whistle, too,"
was the reply.
They whistled until their breath
gave out, and then they died smiling.
-New York World.
Wherein Woman ls Superior to Man.
In three things only are women
superior to men; they aro superior to
men as nurses, as teaohers of young
children, and no man can trim a hat
equal to a woman. In all other re
spects men are the superiors of
women. The best cooks are men; the
best housekeepers are men. Although
nearly every girl takes piano lessons
and studies music, all of the great
piano-players and musicians are men.
These facts have been demonstrated
by thousands of years of experience.
Women who are trying to become
lawyers, and who imagine that they
,can divido up the world's material re
wards with men, should remember
that they carry a serious handicap;
nature intended that women should
travel in certain paths, and will not
reward them in other directions.
Women are natural nurses and natural
teachers. They should bo natural
housekeepers and oooks; they would
be if they didn't fritter away so muoh
of their time in running after foolish
Ititptri-Flre Guns of Old.
As far bock a3 1770, on a royal visit
to Woolwich, a twelve-pounder brass
gun was filled twenty-three times with
shot in a minute, sponging between
each fire and loading with great sufety.
This surprised every spectator.
The tramways, omnibuses and un
derground railway in and around Lon
don, withiu a radius of five miles,
carry each year, it is calculated, about
IT. J. liUTHERFOIil).
B. B. MOREIS.
W. J. RUTHERFORD & CO.
AND DEALERS IN
Lime, Cement, Plaster, Hair,
FIRE BRICK, FIRE CLAY,
READY ROOFING, ANO
Write xis for Prices
Cor. Reynolds and Washington Streets.
SBHPys ONE DOLLA!
Cut thia ad. ?ni ?nj a>ud lo us wlib. ll.lal, und ?r nlil M-ml 'nc lui* SKW
IBPROVKD l'A I! M. lt <;:::i OliCAN, bj f.-rlcbl C. 0. P., >.uhjce: locxamina
Moo. You can examine Hutyo.ir nenrc^t freight depot, ond If
/ou Und lt. exactly UH rcpretfcnU'f'l, t..? grriteal lalee-fM ?t;r nv t
? nd far belier than orr ana rjierilvd ky eiSeaa ti leora mar.17, par tb? f :
?**?'. OUR PRICE $35.50, lew tie JI.OO ilrpni:i, or *S l..%0 ?ad
r.lKhlrh?rrra. THE PARLOR CE M I? one of Iho noit BOBABLI
Ul SWEETEST TONED instniarnls eter wad.. Xromtho illustration
?ho??n. which i*anrravcd direct Bron a photograph you cnn form
lomeidenoC I ti beautiful appearance. li::dc fro:n WM ftunrtcr
jim) oak or ivuln;<t n* dedrcd. Ff.'orul'd kry ?;:p, full panel bod?,
.'eautihil i.?injiir!.-y dc.lrn panr.'j ind mar.' ol?rr handsome dccnrntlona
.nd annatal; matins ll tho ttXX LITEST STYL". THE JPAIILO"
U?-:M UC?ee? hi^li, <2 lachen long,-! tncaea v.-idctnd insidia SSi
"outids. Cont.tiPS 5 oetATC?, ll EtMM, as fellows: Plsniv.n, rriarjpal,
'iVIiti, 3e!od?a, C'?r.l', Cremona, Ua?.?Caupier, Tr.dr.eCau;>l?r,
i ina. :i Fur!? and TM Uuniena; '- UrUvo I'aupV.-a, 1 Tja. Swell,
I t.r?? ; Orran Snell, i P-Ne of Oreae.tralTined Brseaala? Pipe
?i.-lttr lt...!<. 1 ?rtnf a; Par* Bwrft Bevela Breda, 1 Silof ?7
'harmliurly llr.lllanl (Virale KC'L-I, 1 .-. t uf J I lUcli flt llow ? Moola
llapuoa Rrrda, X S I of V'.ta\'.ng Sufi Strim!: -M. Principal
teed.. THE PAR'_OR CE*! actioneoaeiata.of tao
rlcbrafrd Smell Bei?, which ero or.ly used in the h Jell
at grade inuUinnei:ti>; Ctlcd arith IUmnio.id Cooplrra ard
'.I Humana, also lx-it Dol -ts fe'ts. Ia>I li 11, etc., bellow*
>f ilia be*trubber cloth, bellows r'.rvc!: a:id I'.nest
eather in vaitve. THE PARLOR CEf/1 bCutnbhed
?Uh n lOaU beveled pinta Freu* ?i mirr..r, ni-.-:.--! platal
.cdul frames, and every modem improvement. Wo
.ni I.h frte a haadiora. organ ?tool ac J Ino best orjun lastrce
SmNTEED 25 YEARS. S'W?K
??ue a writte.i bleating <3-ycarguaranlea, ty the
?rins and cortditioaa vf walch lr any Bart (ureaoat
.pair IC fra. of charts. 'J'.'/lt on? tuontlt and wc
efund vour money if you a re not perfect;}- satisfied,
.f theta orB-nn? viii be nd-l at S35.50. OIUfJEK
IT OX CK. DON'T J>KLAY.
OUR RELIABiLITY IS ESTABLISHED gyj?
lean ivlth usmik jravenei^Uliur about aa, write
ha publisher o? thia papiir or UotropoUtaJl
Vatlon ?1 Iim'jT, or Corn Kat Baale of Chicarr.i; ?g?
>r (rcruian Exehanrro Hock. Kew fork; ur ?ir.y BM
railroad or oiprcss comiuxny in Chicago. We :.???y
ia t. a tapltal of o?er <T0O,0u0.O0, occupy entire 1 iSjf
tnt of the latycat bur!n??<i blockalu 1 blcaco, ifflji
jud employ nearly 2.000 peoria In our o?vn
tiuilulMir. WK BtXL UKIUNtl AT f??.O" ?nd ?pi
ru sm, ain.oo aadapi also cvcr}<hlrir in mn:ilcal Instruments at lowest wholesale prices. Write for frcespecL.
jruan, piano ?nd musical laitMaMBCOatalogBO. Addrea^, (Beare, Koota:ci ii Co. r.-t- TJ-.croijfhJ/ rellaMo.-Zdltor.).
4EARS, ROEBUCK & CO. (Inc.). Fulton, DcsplainesznC Wsyraan Sta., CKICACO. CUL,
WITH YOUR ORO?B.eut thia
ail. out and send to us.and
tlliAD? PBOP CABINET SURDICK SEWING MACHINS *-T fr.lr?t,CO.P.??bJactto^awiaa
Youi CM? examine it at your nearest freight depot and If fo^ffSgSCt,.
Mrfaje?Taa?afaetorj.exactly ?areDrcsented, et]oalto?"T-bln?ioJicraMllf"
iahleliai ?S0.OO,and Til1
ardVrel?ht*c^uuma. Uaehlna waigaa 120 pound? and taefrelaht will
mm? cents for each MO miles. QIVE IT THREE MOUTHS' TRIAI In
your t?vm home, and we wlU return your ilu.io any day you are not
aatlifled. Weaelldlffertntntakeaand fradetof Sowlna: !Uehla?tat tS.iO,
am 00 ail. 80. SIS.OOandop, all fully described In our Fr*. Sewlar*
Haahln. Catalojie. but $15.50 for this DROP DESK CABISKT BUBJ)1CK la
the arreateat val?as ever offered by any houac._
BEWARE OF IMITATIOW&R^^^
tisements o?erinK onknowr.maehlnea ander various names, with tariooaln
daermrntt.' Write lome Wend In Cblea?o aad learn who aremllable and "ho are not.
--na" evcpr jjoDtKS IJIPrtOTKJlKNT.
EVERT GOOD POINT OF EVERY HIGH
GRADK XACIIINK JUDE, WITH TUB
DEFECTS OF .NONE. Made by thcs
beat mnkcre in America,
from tho best material money
S0U?D QUARTER SAWED OAK ^&?K!^SSS?
Closed (head dropping from sipht) to be used as a crater table, elana
or deai- the other open with full length table and head in place for
- jewing. ? fancy drawera. laleat 1900 akeleton frame, carved, paneled, cm
ed and decorated cabinet finish, flne*t nickel drawer pulls, rests on four
crs adjustable treadle. genuineSmy?h iron stand. Fine?! lonre Hlph Ana
hrtd positive four motion feed, self threading vibrating shuttle, automatic
bobbin winder, adjustable bearings, patent tension liberator.tmprovcd looae
wheel adjustable pressure foot, improved shuttle carrier, patent needle bar,
natcnt dru's guan?, head la bandaomely decorated and orsanenled aad beantlnillj
nlrkel irlxoed. CUARANTEEO tba Habteit reaalnR, moat durable and nearest
nnlioleaa mnehlne mode. K?er? knonn attaehment la furnished and our ?TCO In
Htmction Boole tells just ho?v anyone can run lt and doeitherplainorany
Ulnd of laney work. A 'JO-Yeara' Dlndlnsflutranteeis sentwlth eTery machine.
IT nncTC voil aif?TUIMR to ace and examine this maeblnr. comparo it with
IT LUaliS TUU rtUiniWU th0(e vour n|0rekecpcr sells at tiO.OO to
t;.'..oo to tio.oo, ray vour freiirht agent the 315. GO.
'are not satisfied. ORDEll T0-U?w
t: i 00 and then if convinced that you aro saving ?2...00 to M0.O0, r?y
mw rn imU YOttllVtl if nt any " .'c within three months you say you
fLSJf?S^V^^tSiaWiS?^i - .rt thoroughly rcl'ablc.-I'Mltor.)
EOH'I DjSIiAT. "(Seara", Roehucic * g. .rt thonmghlyrci?aiiie.^<iiior.i ... <
TO TTAddress, J?OESUCK & CO. (?nc.) Chicago, ?ll..
GEO. P. COBB,
Furniture and Household Goods,
Wagons, Buggies, Harness, Saddles.
Have Purchased a New and Beautiful Hearse. Calls
By Telephone Promptly Answered and Attended
To. Lowest Prices.
THE HANNIS DISTILLING CO.,
EED LABEL MONOGRAM
Sold by all Dispensaries in
j South Carolina.
DISTILLERIES: Han ms ville, Martinsburg, W. Va., Hount Vernon,
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S S. GRABFELDER & CO., S
J LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY,
9 Are Furnishing to the
. South Carolina H
S Dispensary J
* SILVER BROOK XX,
g ROSE VALLEY XXX, ?^>?^>?^ S
2 AMERICAN MALT, H^?H ?
g DUNN'S nONOQRAH RYE,