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MY ANGEL MOTHER.
In the land beyond the river,
Over the skies forever fair,
-Dwells my sainted angel mother
Watching for my coming there.
One day over the silent waters
At the setting of the sun
Went she with the mystic boatman,
And her earthly life was done.
Much I miss her at the twilight,
When the shadows veil the skies,
For she used to sing at evening
Many tender m'lodies.
I have stood I'a old cathedrals
Where a hundred singers sung,
But their voices mdver thrilled me,
Like her voice, when I was young.
She would take her time-worn Bible,
When the lamps were all alight,
And from that God's word she red us,
Truths to guide our steps aright.,
And she whispered to us of heaven
Where the many mansion are;
Ar.d while she was here among us
Heaven seemed not so very far.
Oh',3I know the angels met her,
When the boatman rowed her o'er,
And they sang a song of welcome
When her feet. touched Heaven's shore.
* There she wait& the IIeaven-ward coming
Of the one lo-ved on earth,
On her face and heart the glory
Of her new Immortal bir th.
Sometimes, in the twilighit silence,
I fancy she is near,
And I listen for her blessing,
Which I teel, but do not hear;
Then I long to hear her calling
From that fairer shore than this
* For my heart grows weary waiting.
For my Angel Mother's Kiss.
The recent order of Secretary
Sherman, directing the exchange of
silver coin for National banik notes
Ihas had the effect of distributing large
amounts of silver coin in remote dis
tricts where there was a scarcity of
small change. Thle exchange so far
for the present month aggregates
$60,000. The disbursements of silver
to date has been as follows:
On account of cur
rency obligations $12,260,904 81
in redemption of frrac
*tionial currency 19,070,361 96
Tijotal $31,331,566 76
TJ.here still remains outstand-ing
dractional currency to the amount of
,$22,489,357 52, which added to the
-silver in circulation gives a total of
*2,770,542 29. The late act of
Congress provides for a silver circu
)ation of $50,000,000, and at that
tline there' was $40,000,000 in the
frenwy,which the Secretary claims
tY4 igh&t to issue, so that if all the
fractional currency were exchanged,
there would be a silver cir'cnlation of
$54,000,000. It is believed, h'owever',
at-Tie Treasury, that at least $10,000,.
000 of, the fractional currency has
4 benh lost or destroyed, whieb, of
gonrse, will.niever be presented for
redeinption. The amount received
for thedemption has fallen off from
$8,500,565 in May, 1870, to $?
908 for the'month of March last. It
is not probable, therefore, t hat the
total silver circulation will exceed
e $44,000,000, until Congress shali
tnke further nation~ inibi t ..e :rms
The Governor's Second Message.
Mesage No. 2 from his Excellenc3
the Governor was presented to tb
Senate and read as follows:
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
COLUMBIA, May 4, 1877
Gentlemen of the Senate and House o
I beg to call your attention to th(
fund raised undbr the resolition o
the House, adopted on the 20th Do
cember last, and to ask what dispo
sition of the balance of this fund re
maining in the hands of General Ha
good you desire made.
As all the State offlicers are now
installed in office, it may be propei
that this fund should be turued ovoi
to the Treasurer as a portion of th(
I a'so bring to your attention tht
fact that this is the only amount avail
able just now for the general expen
see of the government. The las!
month's bills for the mainEenance 01
the State institutions are due, and
these accounts have hitherto been
paid on the 4th of each month. The
salaries of the State oflicers Lave beet
paid on the fom tcenth of each month
If it is the wish of your honorabh
body that these liabilities should b(
discharged out of this fund, I suggesl
that directions should be given to ih<
Treasurer to that effect. In connec
tion with thjis subject, I tratnsmit V
letter from Messrs. Gleaves and Pur
via in reference to their salaries, anc
I recommend that provision be madt
to meet their clahims
I haJe the honor to lay before you
also, the report of the Superintenden
of tre Institution f)r the Deaf, Dunit
and Ulind, 11n1.1 the mlemorlal of th<
trustees (it the Palmetto Orphat
114m . Thsi ins t i itutions deserv<
conSideratio , anI)d I II(S)oe Ihat aluet
aid may be extended to them as wil
enable them to fulfil the charitabh
objects for whicb they were created
The report ot the superintendent o
the formner shows the d isbu rsementi
I have made for its support so far
As the coniditioni of the Orphan IIomi
was deplorable, I have- appropriate<
$500 to meet its immediate and prtes
WADE IIAItXTON, Governior.
Where He Will Find a Peg for His Car
What is to becomo of John Patter
son, of Pennsylvania and South Caro
uin a, is a question which John has nov
to consider seriously. .He has hoar(
of a prop)osi,tion to bu.ild a new poni,
tentiary in South Carolina, and hai
gone up and down WVashington saying
"That's for us follows.'' John thuinks
however, that in view of the ncw fa.
cilit,ies for t,h-e accommodation of car.
pot-baggers, he- will follow Chamber
lain's example and withdraw forovo
from the bull-dozedf State. Tho fivy
years "good stealing," of which he sav
so brilliant a promise have boen unex
pectodly abbreviated. John mnigh
return to Pennsylvania, whore th,
Cameron's may find employment fo
him as thov did before he was son
down to buy the South Carolina Son
atorship. It would, per'haps, be a
well for him not to settlo in Juniat
County, wvhere jail room is said to b
quit,e asi plentiful as in Sou.th Car'olina
but ho couldi lie abount IIarrisburg a
of yore, where men of his' kind ar<
still-encouraged, and perhaps ho migh
pick up a precarious living in the oh
line by doing odd jobs of bribery fo
his Winnebago pa trons. ie w ill nov
or be prosecuted there, for in tihe re
quest by the Ilouse of Ropresentative
to thto Governor to have him indicte
he was associated wit,h a Pen nsylvani
statesmlan whoso power on the resor
vation is still equal to almost an
emergency. T hore, at least, J olmn ii
find a peg for his carpet bag and wor
for his nimbhlo fingers-Now Yorl
".Don't give up the ship" is no longe
heard from the Chamberlaini officiahi
They have alim "cc i thei, ..eta
Baptist Ministers and Liquor.
In the Baptist Ministers' Confer
ence, yesterday, Dr. Reid of Brook
lyin, sprung' a vote upon total ab
stinence. "How many of you," ho
asked, suddenly jumping up and
facing the brethren, "believe that for
your own sake, for Chirist's, and for
that of your friends, it is your duty
to advocate and practice total ab
stinence from wine, ale, and beer?"
"One minutel" a brother shouted.
"Do you mean as a beveragel"
"Yes," the Doctor answered. Then
an anxious voice from the back seats
asked whether he included cider.
Dr. Reid said: "No. And now for
the vote." The decision seemed to
be unanimously for total abstinence,
and on its announcement, Brother
Knapp said: ",-Brethren, I was total
abstinence until last summer. Then,
because I was an inordinate water
drinker, and water made me too
flesh)'"-here the Doctor straight.
ened himself up to show how very
fleshy he was yesterday, and conse
quently how inconvenient any st
perabundant adiposity must be for
him to carry-"then under the phy
sician's order-no under advice-I
drank claret with mny dinner. I
found that by drinking a little claret
I prevented thirst during the entire
afternoon. This sumnmer I may not
find it necessary, but I probably
shall. I just thought I'd explain
why I didn't vote on the question.
Brother Lawson said that, for the
Brooklyn Convention, he had been
with others to Albiny to see what
restrictions coitld .be laid on the li
quor tratlic. A memorial is to be
> presented by many Baptists to the
Speaker of the Assembly and to the
i President of the Senate. Th ten
perance eno have weight and influ
i ence in Albany, and it is believed
I that the Legislature will not meddle
with the existing liquor law. The
Prohibitionists expect, therefore, to
f close two thirds of the bars in the
3 large ciie of New York before the
.end of the year'. Tue Chairman of
3 the Ilouse committee into whose
I hands the liquor question has been
p)ut is, Brother' Lawson said, a chris
tian, and works for the cause of temn
pe ran ce.
In the Methodist minister's meet
ing yesterday,. Dr. Goodsell, W. C.
.Steele, and Geo. H. Corey were ap.,
. pointed a commnittee to go to Albany
and.present to the Legislature the
i ministers' f.ormnal reso-lutions against
either the repeal otr any modification
a of the excise laws of 1857, and against
:the enactment of any new liquor'
Niagara Falls was actually sold at
auction on Tuesday last. The priop
e' erty bt'ought under the htammuer at
3 this remarkable sale was the exclus
sive right to the water of the Ame
rican side of the Niamgara River at
the Falls, t-he.Hydrau lie Canatl, Grass
Island, above the F?alls, and ten lots
in the Village of Niatgar'a Falls, thge
whole being known as the Canal
Sproperty. The first bid was $5,000,
and the pr'operty was sold for $11,000
rIt had to be sold to avoidl being
sold by te sheriff to satisfy a nmrt.
s gage. 'Te property belongs to 11.
3 II. Day and cost over a million dol
I. larB. The cantal furnishes one hun,
I dred and seventty thousand horse
e' pGwer. The purchasers were J. F.
-Shoelkonn & Son, of Buffalo, for a
sto"k 'company at Niagara Falls and
SBuffalo cap)italists. -At thme concclu
sion of thte sale the auctioneer said
'that he felt exhausted after iuking
such a trcenedous.sale of water', and
1that he would be particularly obliged
if e very body would step into the
Snext room and take a drink of sUoe
thing stronger with him. Iberykody
Thte very best thing to give a meQan
, an is to give hi1n the go-by.
AN IMMENsic LiVicSNAKE TAKEI FROW
A Boy's STO&CH.
The Dtibuque Herald relates v
wonderful and almost incrodiblo storj
of a snake which was imprisoned ic
ihe stoiach oi a lad for a period ol
live years. The boy, whose natne it
Bunning, resides with his parentE
near Dyerville, in Delaware county,
Ia. Five years ayo, being then tet
years of age, he began to suffer fror
pains in his stomach and abdomica
regions, which at times were almosl
beyond endurance. The best physi
cians in reaching distance were con
suited, and every remedy known tc
medical science was brought into re
quisition, but all in vain. As the
lad grew older the pains became lcsE
frequent, but when they did ocei
they were of such an excruciating na
ture as to throw him into terrible
convulsions. Just before the paine
and fits came oi young Benning
would declare that lie felt. something
crawling in his body and windin
and twisting about his intestines. Th(
boy ate voraciously, but rcnained
poor and emaciated. Several physi.
cians believed him to be troublec
with tapswormn and treated him foi
that afiliction, but without favorabl(
results. The cratrips and convulsion
continued and recently wore accom
panied by choking sensations. Ben
l.ing's parents having tried ever
mcanls in their power to procure re
lie1 froim1 hiS troUbles, recontly sough
the advice of a doctor who happene<
to visit Dyer-villo tor the purpose e
lecturiig. This physician, whos
name is not given, inade an examina
tion of the patient, and sutted thu
the boy's stomach was inhabited b.
a living reptilu of soe sort. 11
adininistered a dose of medicine, an
expressed the belief that it would &
operate as to cause the living reptil
to make its appearance in the boy'
throat. The doctor 1roved to be cor
rect. In a fewv minutes after adinn
istering the mendieine the head oft
snake oppeared in the boy's mnouti
and was gently drawn forth from iti
five years impr isonment by a forCep
in the huanids of: the doctor. Tih
snake was of a garter species, beauti
fully striped, and measures 13 inche
in lengt h. The snake died soon1 af
ter' leaving its living prison,. andi
now p)reserved in alcohol'. The IHer
aid says that it has been seen b'
hundreds of people, and theo eveni
created considerable excitemenit. The
theory given for' the presence of th<
snake ilk Bonnlin)g's stomach is tha
he must have swallowed it wihl
drinking from Bomne one of th<
springs ini the vicinity of hIs resi
dence, or else dIranlk the germ fron
which his snakeship grew into hii
formiidable size. Thle story is a re
maarkable one and well calculated t(
excite wide spread attention.
A Pro-roonUAm'I Ws An1vIaIC.- At
English phoitograper mnakes tihe jul.
lowing suggestions: 'Wh len a ladQ
sitting for a j.icture wolid comipos<
here mouth to a bland and sereim
character, she should, just upon en
tering the room, say 'bosm,' anm
keep the expression into which thi
mouth subsides unmtil the dlesired ef
f'ect in the camera is evident, if, o1
the other hand; she wishes to assnumt
a distinguished and somxewhiat nobbi
bearing, not suggestive of sweetnes03
she should say 'brush,' the result u
which is infallible. If she wishes t<
make her' mouth look small, she mus11
say 'flip,' but if the mouthi be alread;
too small and neceds enlarging, sii
must say 'cabbage.' I(she wishes t<
look mournful, shie must say 'ker
shunk;' if resigned,shie muIst forcibi
The latest hats ini Paris areC madt
of nothin)g buit flower*s alranged, nc
as head-dresses, blut in the ordinar
NKw ORLEANS, April 28.-A re
mnarkable grapholito has been found
near this city. A grave digger em
ployed in the Shiloh Cemetery threw
up among the dirt a rocky fragment
which attracted the notice of the
superintendent, an intelligent man,
not only on account of the rarity of
auch a discovery in alluvial soil, but
also by its singular shape. Further
investigation resulted in the exhu
mnation of a slab of what appears to
be petrified wood three feet two inch
es in length, eleven inches wide, and
one and a haif inches thick. On
thie is rudely cut in large Roman
capitals the following inscription,
which no one has yet been able to
translate or expai:
R U I B D Y E II O V
E R1 N O II E I T S E
T NGR A S G T E N
The grapholite, by a vote of eight
to seven of the Cemetery Directors,
has been transmitted to the Smith
sonian Institute through Mr. Wayne
MacVeagh, who has taken great in
terest in the discovery. The savans
will propably b able to determine
whether the characters ropresent
some charm employed in the Voudon
worship of tWe negroes or are really
a relic of a prehistoric civilization
A Happy Couple.
A man should always be a little
older, a little braver and a little
stronger, a little wiser aid a little
inure in love with her than she is
A wonian should always be a littk
6 younger, a little prettier and a litth
more considerate than her husband
Lo 1od bestow upon her tll hio
worldly goods, and she should take
care of them. le may owe her ev
ery care and tenderness that connu
bial affuction can prompt, but pecu
iary indebtdiiess to her will become
a burthen. Bettor live on a crust
thazt he earns than on a fortnne that
she brings him. Neither should be
jealous, nor give the other cause for
jealousy. Neither should enlcouriage
sentimental friendship With the ops
posite sex. Perfect confidence in
each other and reticence conlcorning
our nmtual affairs, oven to the mom
bers of their own family, is a fit no
A wife should equip) herself in the
most becoming paraphmarnelia when
silo explects to meet her husIban1d's
Seye. The hlusband should not grow
slovenly, evenl at home. W hen she
meets him with a kiss and a fond
clasp at tile door, he0 shonld not fail to
kindly reciprocate the kindnelCs.
Fault-finding, prolix argumen ts, or
scold ings, ends the happiness that be
gins with kisses and love making.
Sisters and brothers may quarrrl anid
theni 'mlake up.' Lovers are lovers
no longer' after such d istmii banices oc,
1cur, and married people who are not
lovers are bound by red hot chains.
It a mai&n admwires his wife most in
striped calico she is niot silly to wear
Thej~j te3lephone will be death of the
prlesent telegraphi lines-that is, all
thle wires will have to be buried
under grounid, or the wicked girls
wvill climb the poles and hear wihat
thle boys are talking about in tile
Sjournialiet who, noting thle presenta'
t on of a cupI to a brothe1r editor, re.
mIarkedl: 'lie neceds no cup. ie cani
dr*~ ink from aniy veC3sl conitainling Ii
qjuor, whether tile neck of a b)ottle,
the mothi of aL p)icle jar, the spik
of a keg, or t he bung of a barrel.
"It's not loud p)raying," says' at
tArkansas circuit-rider, 'WhIich counKtI
withl the Lord, so much as givinl
four full quarts to the gmllon.'
A New Game.
The Virginia Chronicle sayso A
man came into a restAnrant gud
mounting a high stool leaned over
the counter and ordered a porter
house steak with eggs on the side,.
and some ale and oysters to begin
on. In about half an hour lie had'
finished his repast and was begin
ning to deliberate what kind of des
sErt he would wind upon-,-when a
man walked in, and tapping him otr
the shoulder, remarked:.
'Is your name Bill Hickst'
'Yes, that's my name," said t1he
man on the stool, as the band stole
down to his hip pocket, fumbling for
the handle of a barkery'what do you
'We had a little trouble once be
fore in White Pine, and now I guess
I've got you dead, to rights' contin
ned the new comer, pulling owt a
large sized six shooter:
'If you'll j lst step into the street
and pace off your dietance, I'm yo*r
man,' said the feeder, who just fin.
ished his pie, and whipping out r#
a revolver he sprang off his perch
and rushed after the other into the
The frigh-tened restaurant inan
got down behind the counter anct.
1)ent hiB Car to liGten to the 110ts
and the rush of the mohl but
didn't hear anything unusual, and im
about five minutee he recollected
that there was $2.50 owing on the
meal. Then he went out on the side
walk to investigate,
'Was there a row ovot herea tew
minutes. agol' he inquired of a stAr&
gazor on the sidewalk.
'Didn't see any. I've been here
for the last half hour or so.i
'See two fellows with ulaters and
revolvers come out'
'Yes, they were talking Abont
swappin' guns, and they're over
across ther way now, takin" a driak.
The restaurant nan went back to
clear up the dirty dishes and reflect
on his foolishnese.
A Kentucky darky said: 'I've
know'd dat mule fur free yeah,' an' I
don't tink de animile kwad hurt a
lamn, 'cause'- The blank -space in
dicates where the recommendatlon
was interrupted and Sambo for
warded to the other side of the fence.
'Handsome is as handsome does,'
quoted a Chicago man to his wife oni
a recent occasion. 'Yes,' rejoined
t be lady, in a winning tone, and hold.
ing out her hand:, for instance, a
h usband who is al ways r'eady to hand
some money to his wie
Married ladies- will beo so good a
to hold the Norwich Bulletin resa
poJnsible for the following: 'Don't
you think,' she inquired amiably,
'that most meon are possessed of a
devii?' lie said be thought they
wore, particularly after they were
An up-town girl sat on her lover'st
hat anid kept him three houtrs.over
time. T1he next time that young
man goes to see his girl be should
hang his haLt on a nail, instead of
holding it in his lap..
In wAindin)g up an article on the
.hast corn crop) an Alabama editor re
marked: "We hrave on .whibitioy in
our sanctum a magnificent pair of'
Josh Billings says: Whenever I
find a real handsome woman engaged
in~ wimmnin 'a righites bizziness, then I
am going to take my hat under my
arm and jine thre procession.
Tfhe salaries of good base ball phAy
era will this year range from #20~ per
week down to a wvhack under theojaw
for' jumIping into a muan's garden after
I ree iermkrg