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VoL I ENSAY MOR ,NING, FEBRUARY 12, 1873.No.
EYERY WEDNESDAY MORNING,
- Atewherry C. H.,
BTH, F. GRENEKER,
Editor and Proprietor.
Ternas, $2.50 per Jhsumu,
Invariably in Advance.
no-Ttwgpe Is stopped at the expiration of
t ime for w kit13id.
07 The X mark denotes expiration of sub
Coueges a"d efcademsie.
Williamston Female College,
IUMLIN ON, ANDMISO CJon S. 0.
The Spring &sion Opens Febru y
Rates per Session of 2) weeks, iN ADVANCE.
Board, excluding washing and lights,870.00
Regular Tuition, 'icluding Latin,
Greek, and Vocal Music.. 10.00 to 25.00
Instrumental Music............. 20.00
Wil&stin is a quiet, up-country village,
near e -=ientains, on the Greenville and
(7t6ndfin Rai road, 78-miles from Newber
ry. The Institution is non-sectarian, de.
pending for its support upon its own mer
its, and earnestly laboring to elevate the
standard of Female Education.
The Annual Vacation occurs in the win
ter, so that pupils have the benefit of a
summer residence near the
Celebrated Wffliamst= Chalybeate Spring,
thus improving their heaLth while prosecu
ting their studies.
ine-i willleave Columbia on Satur
y iorning. Feb. 1, to escort to William
ston any pupils who may meet me either
there or on the way.
For a Catalogue, address
REV. SAMUEL LANDER, A. M.,
Jau. 1, 1-2tu. President.
z Due West Female .Collegel
This is, as to its present organization, the
Other! oldest Female College in the State.
An able and experienced Teacher of Mu.
- sie and the Modern Lnguages, has recent.
lv been added to the Faculty, in the person
of Dr. Henry Anisansei, of Geneva, Swit.
The advantages are equal to the best and
the expenses as reasonable as those of any
Over one hundred (100) pupils are now
There is room for a few more.
Appy at once to
J. I. BONNER, Pres.,
Due West, Abbeville Co., S. C.
Jan. 29, 4-1m.
,. P. PIFEB,M. A., : : Principsi
Xiss 7AENIE LEAVELL, :: Aui*t*
Prof. . WEBBER, : : Musical Dep't
T HE Exercises of the above School will
be resumed on TUESDAY, 7th JANUARY,
Tuition from $12.50 to $22.50 per Session.
Paid in advance or satisfactorily secured.
PuspBs.will be charged from date of en
+trance-to the end of the Session. N o re.
duct.ion except in cases of protracted ill.
Plain, substantial boarding can be ob
tained with the Principal at $15 per month.
For particnlars, &c., npply to
S. P. BOOZER, Esq., Sec. B'd.
COL. S. FAIR, Pres't.
Jan. 1, 1--tf.
Invaluable in Teething, and Summer Corn
plaints of Children. Cures
And other Diseases, incident to the perios
of Den tition.
Unlike the "Soothing Syrups," now -s
widely used, this CORDIAL contains
Or other injurioue Drug. It is egmnposed o
the very best materials, and ihould be
-found in every Nursery. The best physi
ci ans recommend it.
Drs H. BAER,
CHARLESTON, S. C
gf*For sale by MOTTE & TARRAN'I
Newberry, S. C. May :5, 1S-tf.
C. M. HARRIS,
Cabinet Maker &Undertaker
Has on hand and will make to order, Bei
steaids, Bureaus, Wardrobes, Safes, Sofan
Settees, Lounges, &c.
Cabinet Work of all kinds made and i
paired on liberal terms.
Has on hand'a full snpply of Metalic, Mt
hoga1ny and Rosewood Burial Cases.
Comais maede to order at short notice, an
Oct s40 p f. M1ARTIN HARRIS.
Fisks Mellic Budal CaSei
THE SUBSCRIBER has constantly c
hand a full assortment of the above approve
cases, of different patterns, besides coffir
of his own make, all of which he is prepare
to furnish at very reasonable rates, wit
promptness aad despatch.
Persons desirous of having cases sent t:
railroad will have them sent free of charg
A Hearse is always on hand and will I
furnished at the rate of $10 per day.
Thankful for past patronage, the su
-scriber respectfully asks for a continuati
of the same, and assures the public th
no effort on his part will be sparr ' to rend
the utmost satisfaction.
A. C. CBldMAN
Newberry S. C., July Si.
Music Given Away.
We will order "Pzvas' MrIt.L Mos-r
L.r" to be sent for one year to any one wl
will set,d us live subscribers to our pape
Think of it! . You can get at least Six
Beautiful Songs. Duets, and Choruses, at
from fifty to sixty Piano pieces, wor.h
least S40, by sending uifivc subscribe s
our pper.Feb. 5, 5-tf.
A CHINESE SONG.
He saw in sight of hii house,
At dusk, as stories tell,
A woman picking mulberries,
And he liked her looks right well.
He struggled out of his chair,
And began to t>eckon and call;
But the went on picking mulberries,
Nor looked at him at al.
"If Famine should follow you.
He would find the harvest in;
You think yourself and your njulberries
Too good for a Mandaria !
I bave yellow gold in my sleeve."
But she answered, sharp and bold
"Be off! Let me pick my mulberries,
I am bought w1th no mnan's gold."
She scratched his face with her naiis,
Till lie turned and lied foi life;
For the lady picking mulberries
Was his true and virtuous wii:
-From The Aldine fur January.
THE FRONTIER WEDDING.
BY THE MINISTER'S WIFE.
One day in early winter, my
husband rec.eived a summons to
Burke's settlement to unite a cou
ple in the bonds of wedlock. It
was especially requested that his
wife should accompany him, as we
should be expected to remain all
night and partake of the festivi
It was twenty miles to the set
tlement, and we reached the log
house of Mr. Burke, the father of
the expectant bride, about noon.
A dozen tow-haired children were
at the door waiting our arrival.
They telegraphed the news in
"Marm! marm! here's the el
der and his*woman ! They're no
thing but folks ! She's got a man's
hat on and aturkey's wing in front
of it; his nose is just like dad's,
crooked as a cowhorn squash !"
Alas for Mr. Morrison's aquiline
nose, of which he was a little vaiV.
"Sam !" cried a shrill female
voice from the interior of the cab
in, "run out and grab the rooster,
and I'll clap him into the pot.
Sal, you quit that churn and sweep
the floor. Kick that corn-dodger
under the bed. Bill, you wipe
that cheer for the minister's wife,
and be spry about it."
Further remarks were cut short
by our entrance.
Mrs. Burke, in calhco short gown,
blue petticoat and bare feet, came
forward, wiping her face on her
"How 'do you do, elder ? How
d'ye do, marmi? Must excuse my
head, hain't had no chance to
comb it since last week. Work
must be did, you know. Power.
ful sharp air, hain't it ? Shoo,
there ! Bill drive that turkey out
of the bread tray. Sal, take the
lady's things. Set right up to the
fire, marm. Hands cold ? Well,
just run 'em through Bill's hair
keep it long a purpose."
Bill presented his shaggy hair
but .I declined with an involuntary
"Laws, if she ain't actually
shivering," cried Mrs. Burke.
"Bring in some more wood. Here
marm, take this corn-dodger int<
your lap-it's as good as a soap
A fearful squall announced thb
execution of the rooster, and short
ly afterward he was bouncing
about in a four-quart kettle hunt
over the fire. Sal returned to he:
.churn, but the extraordinary visi
tor must have made her catreless
for she upset the concern, and but
-ter and buttermilk went swim mini
over the fioor.
I"Grab the ladle, Bill," cried Mrs
Burke, "and help dip it up. Tak
'keer, don't put that snarl of hai
Sjin. Strange bow folks will be s~
nasty ! Dick, do you keep you
feet out of the buttermilk. 1
won't be fit for the pigs when th
butter's gathered. Drive that bei
out quick, she's picked up a poun
"'of butter already. There, Sal, d
Itry and churn a little more keer
fl. If you're gwine to be splicei
to-morrow, you needn't run eraz:
"I avise you to dry up !" re
marked the bride elect, thumping
awy at the churn.
By the time I got fairly warnm
ed dinner was ready, and you ma;
'be sure I did not injure myself b;
Night came on early, and after
a social ehat about the events of
to-morrow I signified my desire
Sal lighted a pitch knot and
climbed a ladder in one corner of'
the room. I hesitated.
"Come on," said she, "don't be
afraid. Sam, and Bill, and Dick,
and all the rest of ye, duck your
heads while the elder's wife goes
up. Look out for the loose boards,
marm : and mind or you'll smash
your brains out against that beam.
Take kcer of the hole where the
chimney comes through."
Her warning came too late. I
caught my foot in the end of a
board, stumbled and fell headlong
through what seemed intermina
ble space, but it was only to the
room I had jnst left, where 1 was
I saved from destruction by Bill,
who caught me in his arms and
set me on my feet, remarking
"What made you come through
that way ? We generally use the
1 was duly conmisserated, and
at last got to bed. The loss said
about that night the better. Bill
and Dick and the others slept in
the same room iiith us, and made
the air vocal with their snoring.
I fell asleep and dreamed I was
just being shot from the muzzle of
a Columbiad, and was awakened
by Mr. Morrison, who informed
me that it was morning.
The marriage was to take place
before breakfast, and Sally was al
ready clad in her bridal robes when
I descended the ladder.
She was magnificont in a green
calico over a crinoline full four
inches longer than the rest of her
apparel, a white apron with red
strings, blue stockings, a yellow
ribbon, and white cotton gloves.
Her reddish hair was fastened in
a plug behind, and well adorned
with the tail feathers of the de
funct rooster before mentioned.
When it was announced that
Lemuel Lord, the groom, was com
ing, Sally dived behind a coverlet,
which hung across one corner of
the room to conceal sundry pots
and kettles, and refused to come
forth. Mr. Lord lifted the corner
of the curtain and peeped in, but
quickly retreated with a stew pan
and a few words from Sally, ad
vising him to mind his own busi
Lemuel was dressed in blue with
bright buttons. The entire suit
had been made for his grand father
on a similar occasion. His hair
was well greased with tallow, and
his huge feet encased in skin
Very soon the company began
to gather, and the room was well
"N ow, elder," cried the groom,
"drive ahead! I want it done up
nice ; I'm ab)le to pay for the job;|
do you hear ! Conme, Father Burke,
trot out your- gal !"
But Sally r-efuised to be trotted.
She would be married where she
was, or not at all. We urged and
coaxed, but she was firm, and it
was finally concluded to let her
have her own way.
Mr. Morrison stood ; the happy
couple joined hands through a rent
in the coverlet, and the ceremony
proceeded. Just as Mr. Morrison
was asking Lemuel, "Will you
have this woman," etc., down
came thbe coverlet, enveloping
bidegroomn and pastor-, and filling
the house with dust. Dick had
been up in the loft and cut the
strngrs which held it. Mr. Morri
son crawled out, looking sheepish,
-and Sally was obliged to be mar
ried openly. To the momentous
question, Lemuel responded, "To
be sure, what else did I come here
for ?" ad Sally replied, "Yeas, if
ou must know."
Salute your bride," said Mr.
Morison, when all was over-.
"I'm r-eady to do anything, ci
der, said Lemuel, "but skin me if
I know about that,sir. Just show
me how, and I'll do it if it kills
-, My husband drew back, but Sal
ly advanced, threw her arms a
round his neck and gave him a
-kiss that made the very windows
crie vm, if 1 don't do ditto!"
e Lea ,muel, and hastily takinir
i huge bite from a piece of maple
,tgar whieb he drew f.rm his
pocket, he made a dash at me,
broke my watch-guard into a doz
1n pieces, tore my hair down. and
ucceeded in planting a kiss upon
ny nose. greatly to the delight of;
Then he turned to my husband:
"Now, Elder, what is the dam
ige? Don't be afraid to speak."
"Whatever you please," said Mr.
Lemuel produced a piece of fur.
"There, Elder," said be, "there's
i piece of muskrat skin ; and out
Lere in the shed is two heads of 1
abbage, and you're welcome to
be hull of it."
My husbaud bowed his thanks,
Uld the young people went to
lancing, Mrs. Burke went to get
ing breakfast, and at my request,
Ar. Morrison got our horse and
n e bade them all adieu. I never
ould have lived through another
meal in that house.
I have since heard that Mr.
Lord said if he had seen the El
ler's wife before she was married,
Sally might have gone to the
"Alas, it might have been !
ANOWTHERII HEATHEN (II
HOW HE GOES AFTER A DIANA GAME
ANDI WINS ALL 11s BETS.
In Chinatown, Virginia City,
there is a Diava game which is
liberally patronized by the Celes
tials. A man who happens to bet
on the card about to be turned
wins forty for one. There is a
Chinaman who bets at the game
who is looked upon with dread by
the owner of it. Within the last
ten days he has won over $1,600,
and his luck or prescience, what
ever it be, seems never to desert
him. A few nights ago the Chi
naman packed off over $400 which
he had won from the game.
The proprietor says the China
man comes in every evening, and
will stand aloof from all others
for the space of five minutes or so,
when he will walk up to the table
and bet, say, on the nine f dia
monds, and on the square surround
ing that card, and also on the
three other nines. The deal goes
on and up comes the nine of dia
monds. On that card the win ner
is paid forty for one; on the square
he gets two for one. and on each
of the other nines he receives ten
for one. This was the. tirst bet
made by the Chinaman on Trues
dy eveniug. After receiving his
wvinings lie retired to one side
and communed with himself for
the space of five or six minutes,
when he again approached the ta
ble and bet his money on the eight
of hearts and in the square, and
on all the other eight spots.
The next card turned was the
identical eight of hearts, making
him a winner as before. On his
money being counted out, he re
counts it, piece by piece, with the
utmost coolnetss, and again steps
to one side. After the usual lapse
of time lie again approaches the
table, this time betting on the
deuce of' slubs, which wins. like
his othier two bets. Retiring as
before, he appears to be absorbed
in mental calculation. Approach
ing the table for the fourth time,
ue places his money on the six of
spades, and on all the other siXes
and on the square. Again he hits
upon the winning card, and re
ceives his winnings with the same
stolid look of indifference. By
this he is pretty well loaded down
with coin, a certain percentage of
silver being paid him, and he re
tires for the night.
The Chinaman has been betting
with this same run of luck, or
whatever -it may be called, for
about two weeks. He has not
won every bet he has made in the
meantime, but he has not lost $75
Iin all this time, while he has won,
as previously stated, over $1,600.
IThe owner of the game is begin
ning to entertain a superstitious
dread of this silent and methodi
cal Chinaman, anct has purchased
a new box and new cards to be
dealt. He says if the Chinaman
keeps on winning as be has start
ed in, he will break the bank,. but
e will not debar him from play
THE LATEST DISCOVERY IN
FOOD---TIIE SAVORY PEA
NUT IN T H E F OR M OF
African peanut flour is the latest
discovered article of food. So we
are kindly informed by the press,
but the information is shockingly
incomplete and rouses in us a
desire to know more about the
matter. Who discovered it, or
why it was discovered, or whether
the product is worth the discovery,
now that it is discovered, are
points upon which the world needs
enlighteument. Did some phil
osopher, ruminating the savory
but unsatisfAtory esculent, con
clude that a more thorough grind
ing than that given by dental
formation would develop prop.
erties as yet unknown by the pea
n ut-eatiigpubliC? Was itthought
that our sources of food-supply
arc so scanty that the accession of
a nw material was necessary?
Or, lastly, did he imagine that his
name, connected with peanut flour,
would be handed down to a grateful
posterity. and that future genera
tion would bless the inventor of
peanut bread or flapjacks ?
Tt might be suggested that the
world has managed to drag out a
tolerable existence for several
centuries, content with peanuts
"aa iturel" or peanuts simply
baked with their jackets on ; but
such suggestions argue a mind
narrow and u naccustomed to grope
with subjects seemingly insignifi
cant, but in reality vital, or victual
importance. To paraphrase an
ancient axiom, he is a benefactor
to his species who causes two pea
nuts to grow where but one grew
before, and surely he who teaches
us to respect the hitherto unknown
capacities of the democratic ground
nut has really added something to
life and itsjoys. But why African?
we would ask. Ara the "gouber
peas" of Virginia and North Car
olina to be despised? Are our
native products to be ignored in
favor of this foreign article, whose
only claim to superiority is the dis
tance from which it is brougnt? Are
the banks of the Congo to flout it
over the shores of the Pedee ?
The native heathen African roots
riot from his soil more delicate
legumninous specimens than does
his more enlightened and entirely
infranchisedl brother of our South
The p)eanut is inseparably con
nected with the drama, and the
urchin who calmly cracks the
crispy shell in the gallery amid
the dying struggles of a Richard or
the agonies ofaLear reeks not as he
munches the toothsome kernel
what shore nurtured his favorite
viend. We do not hear the curious
in peanuts insist upon being sup
plied with the foreign rather than
the domestic product; it appears
all one to them, and we would
wager that if the novel flour comes
into general use our own proud
land will r.ot be found behind hand
in either quality or quantity.
What effect will be produced upon
the price of the raw material re
mains to be seen, and the attitude
of the large and distinguished
body of roasters and proprietors of
stands is vet to be learned. The
matter affects, through them, the
whole juvenile portion of the corn.
Imunmty, and the manner- in which
they will regard it will be anxious
ls awaited.-Provtidence Her aid.
Another illustration of Darwinism was
recently furnished in the case of two
newly arrived monkeys from China,
which were lodged in a San Francisco
bar-room., one of them being kept in a
cage and the other left at liberty. Du
ring the night the latter homuncu1us first
consider ately handed a bottle of rumn to
his imprisoned brother, who thereupon
became comiatosely intoxicaLd, and pro
ceeded to get frightfully drunk and disor
decrly himself, breaking decanters and
"lasses, throwing an empty bottle at the
head of the bar-keeper on that official's
entrance, and otherwise comporting hio
self as his master remarked, "for all the
world just like a Christian."
The latest internal revenue reports
sho0w that two hundred and sixty-nine
distilleries are in operation in the United
States, with a producing capacity of 539,.
688 gallons daily. An equitable distri
bution of this product would give about
three drinks a day to each of the voters
nf the country.
A TOUCHING TRIBUTE To HIS MEM
It is seldom that we are called
upon to note a more painful fact
than that which we now record,
and which is nothing more or less
than the rumored death of Bar
num's gorilla, who is supposed to
have perished in the flames of the
museum recently consumed. The
news of his untimaely and frightful
end will cause a feelintr of heart
felt agony to thrill the bosoms of
his many friends throughout the
country, who witnessed his play
ful antics in his cage wherever
Barrnum went on his last summer's
tour. or enjoyed his society at a
beer saloon when the labors of the
day and evening's exhibitions were
The deceased gorilla was a
young man of exemplary habits,
and by his versatile industry sup
ported an aged father and mother
in Jersey City, who can hardly
bear their present loss. His origi.
nial name was Briggs, and he was
of Yankee, not Celtic origin, as
has been erronously stated. Mr.
Barnum became acquainted with
young Briggs many years ago,
and keen observer of human na
ture as he is, he soon saw that the
boy possessed talents which would,
if rightly applied, bring him into
public notice. Mr. Barnum first
employed Briggs as a mermaid,
but his nervous sanguineous tem
perament unfitted him for wearing
a wig and codfish skin, and he was
shortly after promoted to the
position of wild man. In this he
achieved no success, and it was
not until Barnum put his great
traveling show on the road in
1872, and gave Briggs the position
of gorilla, that he developed those
excentricities that have made him
famous. For two years no better
specimen of the gorilla tribe has
been seen on this continent.
Though naturally convivial and
social in his tast6s, he has sat in
his cage an object of wonder and
admiration to thousands, and sub
mitted to being stirred up with a
long pole for the benefit of coun
try clergymen, who stood by ex
plaining to their youthful Sab
bath-school scholars how fearfully
and wvonderfuliv we are made. No
murmur of discontent ever escap
ed his lips, except at Terre Haute,
Ind., last July, when he was heard
to remark he'd "be d-d if he
could stand it much longer wear
ing a hair overcoat in hot weather
on a salary of $10 a week." His
salary was at once elevated to
$12.50 a week, and he was allowed
ice in his den thereafter, and no
better behaved specimen of his
tribe was ever placed on exhibi
Mr. Barnum, we are informed,
with characteristic energy, has
telegraphed to Africa for other
specimens of rare wild beasts, to
supply the place of those destroy.
ed by the late conflagration. He
may procure elephants, lions, ti
gers and cockatoos, but he ca
never fill the place of Gorilla
Briggs. Not even Dr. Living
stone, with all his expcerience in
African jungles, can capture so
fine a specimen, one who could
caper so nimbly around his seven
by nine cage, and dance to the
lascivious tieklings of his keepers
club with such patience. Gorilla
adieu ! an d may the j hairy, four
legged Phoenix who arises frorn
your ashes possess your noblb
qualities of mind and heart, ant
give entire satisfaction to a de
luded public for the usual price o
haf a dollar.-St Louis Denocrat
A little girl, daughter of a clergyman
being left one day to "tend door" an<
obeying a summons of the bell, found
gentleman on the step who wished t<
see her father. "Father isn't in,' sai(
she, "but if it's anything about you:
soul I can attend to you. I know the
whole plan of salvation."
Two men exert themselves to no pur
pose-one is the man who tries to havy
the last word with his wiC ; and thi
other is he who, having the last word
tries to make her confess that she is ir
Neither great poverty nor grea:
rhes will har rasnn
Tbi:,iv members'of the Fi-st
Baptist Chureb, in Nashville, have
agreed that they will dispense
with all finery on Sunday-wear
ing no jewels but consistencv. and
hereafter appear at church in plain I
calico dresses. This is certainly a
very sensible I move, and the ladies
of the first Bap>tist Church are en
-titled to great credit For being the
fir!t t( 1e.d off in this much need
ed refoirm. This is a natter
which hias attracted considerable
attention of late, and in many cities
prormiient ladies are taking the
Sam11e sensibie view of the question
of dress :ts that held by the Nash
villI ladies reterred to. who. in
carry ing in to efect this good reso- I
lution, xill receive the hearty sup.
port and endorsement of all whose
good opinion is worth anything.
With reference to a similar
resolution on the part of the young
ladies of a certain school, the New
"Honor to the young ladies of
Portland (Me.) High School! The
first class girls (first class in every
sense) have resolved to dress plain
ly and to dispense with dress
parade on examination day. If
they indulge in jewelry it will be
to a very limited extent. Lace
they have entirely abandoned.
But we have something to tell
of them even better than this.
Tery have solemnly determined to
refrain, upon all occasions and
under the severest temptations,
from the use of slang phrases and
expressions. We shouldn't won.
der if the marriageable youths of
the United States kepta special eye
on that remarkable school."
HOW TO AVOID CONTAGION
IN S31ALL POX.
1. Onthe first appearance of the dis
ease, the patient should be placed in a
seperate apartment, as near the top of the
hoise as possible, from which curtains.
carpets, bed-hangings and other needless
articles of furniture should be removed,
I and no person except the medical atten
(htnt and the nurse or mother be per.
mitted to enter the room.
2. A basin containing a solution of
chloride of lime, or carbolic acid. should
be placed near the bed for the patient to
3. Handkerchiefs not to be used, but
pieces of rag employed instead, for wip
ling the nose of the patient. Each piece,
after being used, should be immediately
4. A plentiful supply of water and
towels should be kept for the use of the
nurse, whose hands, of necessity, will be
soiled by the secretions of the patient.
In one hand basin the water should be
1impregnated with Candy's fluid of chlo
ride, by which the taint on the hands
may be at once removed.
5. Outside the door of the sick room,
a sheet should be suspeinded, sn as to
Icover the entire doorway; this should be
kept constantly wet with a solution of
chloride of lime. The effect of this will
be to keep every other part of the house
free from infection.
6. The discharges of the bowels and
kidneys of the patient should be received
into a vessel charged with disinfectants,
such as the solution of carbolic or chlo
ride of lime, and immediately removed.
By these means, the poison thrown ofi
from internal surfaces may be rendered
inert, and deprived of the power of
7. The thin skin of cuticle which
peels off' from the hands, face, and oth
er parts of the body in convalescent
patients, is highly contagious. Baths
should be continued every day for four
times, when the disinfectation of the skin
may be regarded as complete. This,
however, should not be done without
first consulting the medical attendant.
Samuel and Sarah Hall, of Grafton,
Mass., celebrated the sixtieth a-miversa
ry of their wedding a few days ago. They
are each eighty-six years old, and have
twelve children, whose Christian names,
like their own, all begin with S, the
name of the youngest being SufEcist.
A Kentucky man who had an arm shot
Ioff during the late war has since then had
Shis leg broken by a fall from a horse, his
remaining hand "chawed up" by a thresh
I ing machine, one of his eyes put out by
r running against a fence rail, and half his
ribs caved in by the kick of a mule.
A German resident of Davenport, after
several years experiment, has succeeded
in manufacturing sugar from corn, which
is said to grade with the "coffee A," and
can be made at a cost of four cents a
The dearest object to a man
b Bhould be his wife, but it is not
unfreqnantly he clothe.
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isers, with liberal deductious on above rates
Done with Neatness and Dispatch.
FIOW A MAN GOT TO BE HIS
Bob went to Utah, married, got
>adly mixed, and became his own
crandfather. Enter Sam.
"IW hat's the matter, Bob ?"
"Sam, wbo am I?"
"Why, you are yourself, Bob
liarrison, ain't you ?"
"No. far from it."
"Why, w hat's the matter?"
"Wll, sir, I'm so mixed upl ; 1
lun't know who I am."
"Don't take it so hard to heart.'
'I ain't. I am taking it on the
"Well, sir, what's the matter?
Well. I'm n married."
"Married ? ha ! ha! ha ? why, sir,
"OU should be happy."
"Yes. but I ait't."
"Why, all married men are sup
)osed to be happy."
"Yes, but are many so ?"
"Well, sir, as I said before, don't
ake it so hard ; tell us all about it."
"Well. Sam. Ilil tell you how it
s.-You see I married a widder,
ind this widder had a daughter."
"Oh, yes! 1 see how it is. You
aave been making love to this
"No, worse than that. You see,
my father was a widower and
married this daughter, so that
makes my father my son-in-law,
lon't it ? Well don't you see how
I am mixed up !"
"Well. sir, is that all ?"
"No I only wish it was. Don'o
you see, my step-daughter is my
step-mother, ain't she ? Well,
then, her mother is my grand
mother, ain't she ? Well, I am
married to her, ain't I? So that
makes me my own grandfather
doesn't it ?''
HALF A II1,MON EMGcxxx-rs SEEKING
HOMES IN AMERIcA.-The German Emi
gration Association of this city have re
ceived further advices from the home or
ganization relative to the movement of
the German farmers and mechanics to
emigrate to this country. The home *
organization, to effect this purpose, is
said now number 82,000, and it is pro.
posed to form a union with the National
Agricultural Laborors' Union of London.
The latter association having a member
ship of 200,000, it is contemplated, when
the season opens, to send at least half a
million of German and English farmers
and mechanics to various points in the
New World, but mostly to the United
States. Both of these associations have
for their principal o'tect the relief of the
present overcrowded labor market, and
the Germ.an organization has a paid up
capital of three thousand pounds to car
ry out their plans. It is proposed among
other things, to urge legislation by the
American Congress for the better pro
tection of emigrants. A commission
will leave Bremen in the middle of Jan
uary for the purpose of purchasing land
for large colonies who contemplate emi
grating in the Spring, also to make re
ports upon the particular section of the
United States, both for climate and soil,
which is best adapted to Germans.
THE FUTURE OF LoUlsIANA SU
GAR Pr.LA-r10oS.-The New Or
leans Picayune asks;
What will be the condition of
the sugar plantations of this State
in 1880? Large numbers of them
now belong to New Orleans mer
chants and bankers. Do they in
tend to run them, or let them
grow up in weeds and bushes ?
Numerous plantations are mort
gaged to New Orleans capitalist.
By a law of this State, passed
in 18C>9 or 1870, plantations or
lands mortgaged to secure loans
or advances made since the pas
sage of the law, when the mort
gages are foreclosed, have to be
surveyed and sold in lote. Mort
gagees cannot come in possession
of the whole plantation as former
ly- The law will, doubtless, in
many instances embarrass the
mortgagee, and give the mort
gagor longer possession than he
would have otherwise had.
If one may credit the Chicago Tri
bune, the snow on the line of the Wino
na St. Peter Railroad, on Saturday last,
was deep. It says the track.clearers in
several places encountered drifts so high
that they stepped over the tops of tI:e
telegraph poles easily.
A family of four German emi
grants recently started from New
York for a town in Kansas, and
all but one, a boy of eleven y ears
of a. died on tha~ way.