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VOL.XPKENS, . C., H , A 6,
0rte for the Motor.
hiterutible, consolidated liar,
And secret mystery of wloe: and things,
Tint 'unkes our monthly bills for gas mount
And into every housohold trouble bringsl
ier wonId you now be loaded with the curs
of anery inen who in revilement vie,
Could these poor, human, weak, and halting
Oct over words as fast as you enn lie.
How mock and open-faced your dire dolu
How secret and insatIablo your sinI
Hlmw quietly you work in safe seolusion,
I),tily and nightly dragging dollars in!
E1xptl:in your vast and wondrous powers of
The secrets of your prison-houso declare1
Ilow (1o00 It happen that the rato's redluo
lIeeoius a mockery, a fraud, a snare?
w%'hat Is thor in your cormoratntlst naturo,
Your mncohanisn wierd and int ricate,
That wakes you swallow u p a Legislaturo
And hold and bind the people of a state?
Sono tito the rule of law will be completer,
A n1 by an honest Legislature then
Strict justice will be meted to the meter,
And peace at last possess the souls of men.
- Now York World.
A MORTAL "TACWIN."
flow a Newspaper Roportor Became Ac
quainted Witlh lls Future Wife.
If I may trust the flattering truth of slep,
My dreams presage some joyful news at
My boson's lord sits lightly on his throne,
Anl. all this <lay, an unncctustoned spirit
Lilts me abiove the world with cheerful
Edward Manchester and I wero boys
together. We lished in teho same
brooks, occupied the samne desks at
school, and cl inbed the old New En
lamtli hills in company. The current
of our vouthful lives ran in the same
channel, until, when standing at the
portals of early manhood. our paths
Following the guidance of his am
bition he became a printer's appren
tice, drifted into editorial work, and
linully crosel the continent. It was
then that I lost all trace of hum. I en
tered college, in duo timo completed
the prescribed course of study, and
after graduation becamo attached to
the United States coast survey. So it.
happiencd that after fifteen years sep
aration we met again at Los Angeles,
Cal., whither I had been ordered on
duty. Of course our boyhood's friend
ship was renewed. lie was now the
editor and publisher of a prosperous
iournal and the same hale and hearty
'giod fellow of my early association. To
his 'ospitable home I was invited and
it was the happiest, cheeriest fireside at
which I was ever privileged to sit.
Ilis wife, who was at least ten years
his junior, tyas a woman of rare men
tal qualilicatiens, and her assistance to
him in his profession, and likeness of
spirit, had brought the pair into per
fect harmony which it was most pleas
ing to observe.
Sitting in his library one evening,
just at the beginning of the ra.iny sea
son, when the cheerful wood-fire in the
open grate is an actual necessity, our
conversation turned upon the subject
of dreams. I doubted whether they
were in any degree prophetic, and
maintained with ardor the opinion that
dreams were simply due to a disorder
ed nervous system, citing many learn
ed psychologists in support of my the
"You may not believe me," said my
friend, "but, nevertheless; I know that
dreams are sometimes forecasts of
things to occur. I say I know this to
be truo because the most important
event of my life was brought to pass
through the influ ence of a dIream. It
is perhaps true that coarse natulres dc
not 'entertain angels unawares' when
.slecp hovers over theni and enchains
their senses but there are line or
gan izations possessed of a sixthi sense
and that extraordinary attribute ih
only awvakened when all the others art
"'I hat is a novel idea,'' I ro"'
'"and I do not care to nec
without defin it .
"'In truth I do not know,' was my
response. 'Puty sOOms to domand 1
the t I ahould cross the desert waste be- 1
foi e me, but my way is not plain,
neither do I believe I shall survive the I
trials and fatigue of the journey. In- c
clination uimpels In toward the city,
whore all is repose, and whore the I
most luscious fruits tempt my eyes and t
the perfume of rare exotics is grateful a
to my senses.' t
"1'ouch them not. The fruit is the I
apple of Sodom, and is as ashes upon
the tongue. The odors which som so v
delicious and entrancing are deadly y
poisons; whoever breathes them is con- a
denined to forever wear a heart of s
stone. Follow me; and I will lead you
to a haven of safety, for has not Allah i
intrusted you to my care? Doubt not t
my sincerity, for if you do so you will t
fall and faint by the way.'
"'And who are you, good lady? I
How can you resist the deadly p'rils of r
the trackless desert? If I trust you, I
what assuranco have I that you 'will
not lead Ime forth to die and be forever f
lost in the ever-shifting sands?' a
'Ask your own heart, and be mind- I
ful of its dictates. I cannot deceive I
you if I would, for Allah has created I
me to keep watch and guard over you.' '
"I was convmeed that the maiden i
spoke truly. Turning to my veiled
companion, after one last glance to- s
ward the city, .1 said: c
" 'Lead on. I will follow you with- c
out reserve. .I put mIy trust in you, al- a
though the way appears diflicult and
the end is as closely veiled in obscurity I
and doubt as are your features hidden s
from my sight.'
"She turned and walked fleetly
across the desert, and soon the blissful
city was lost from view below the hor
izon, and all around us lay the silent,
"Day nfter day and night after
night we plodded on. Sometimes an
awful sense of weariness oppressed me;
my feet sunk to the ankles in the re- 1
morseless, yielding sands; the intense I
heat shriveled my skin and parched my
lips. But my companion was never
weary and Paused not. If I turned
laggard she prompted me to greater
exertion with the words: 'Even the
desert has an end. Yonder lies your
way. The troubles you now endure
are but blessints in (lisguise. At the I
end there is eternal peace and a laurel t
wreath for your brow. Would you 1
fall now, after you have suffered so
"At each sound of her voice my faith
was renewed as if by magic and my
strength came back to me.
"It seemed to me th;4t months had
been consumed in our journey, when at
last we attained the banks of a limpid I
stream. Beyond it was a stretch of
palms and cedars, intermingled with
luxurious plants and the most exquis
ite of flowers.
"'You have attained the reward of
your suff'erings,' said my guide. 'IIere
at last, is rest and peace. All your
journeyings are at an end and now
comes your reward. Henceforth you
will never know a want, but pass your
remaining days on earth in doing good I
to your fillows. Our paths lie a Fittle
apart from this time, but I will watch
over you. A sense of my presence will
always be vouchsafed to you, and in
Paradise we shall be reunited.'
"'But,' I implored, 'why must you
leave me? You have been my good
angel, my guide, my savior in all the
trials which have bero.t my path. Re
main over at my side. for I may yet
fail without your aid.'
'I would that it might be so; but I
fear it cannot. 1Be patient. In anoth
er state of existence we cannot be p)art
"'Then let mnc see y'ouri face once
before we~ pat Your' voice has sus
tained mue-to look upon your features
w1ouhl( bu- far grenter bliss'
10 >xn oseaped lunatie.
"You have a picture in your case bo
>w-whose is it?' I inquired nervous
"'A picture! Why, there are two
undred! How should I know which
no you mean?'
"'Very true; I did not think of that.
lut, pardon me, sir, one of those pho
Dgraphs reminds me most forcibly of
in absent friend whom I greatly desire
Sflp d. Will you be kind enough to
and~me your aid in the matter?'
" 'Certainly, sir. Your manner
lion you first came in led me to doubt
our sanity. liowever, I am now re
ssured, and shall be most happy to
His kindness availed little. 'I'he
hotographer could not tell to whom
Ie picture belonged. lie concluded
hat it must be the order of a transient,
isitor to the city; the negative had
eon destroyed--and so I departed in a
ior1e disturbed condition of mind than
"I had intended to pursue my pro
3ssion in Southern California, as close
ttention to work had induced a pul
[onary complaint from which in this
ild climate I hoped to obtain relief,
ut all my energies were directed to
vards finding the original of the haunt
ng evusive photograph.
''I secured an engagement upon the
taff of an evening newspapor. Wher
ver I went--in church, theater, or up
n the streets-my whole soul was ab
orbed in searching for what a major
ty of persons would call an illusion.
i the fulfillment of my duties I was
cnt to furnish a report of the com
onecement exercises of a woman's
ollege at Oakland, just across the bay.
omo strange impulse moved mo to
end down my report and to accept an
uvitation from the president of the
aculty to attend an evening reception
t the college hall. This was not in
onsonance with my ordinary habits,
or a peculiar and sometimes most un
>ieasant diflidteiice led mhe to avoid
ather than seek public assemlblagc, :f
he kind. The night was warm, and
he ladies sot'glit the pleasant balco
lies overlooki i the bay to enjoy the
-efreshing breeze from the Pacific. As
sauntered up to one of the windows I
>bserved a young woman, who in some
nlysterious way did not impress me as
t stranger, gazili abstractedly into
he starry depths overheai. Thinking
hat it was soie one to whomi I had
eien introduced during the evening, I
troused her from her reverie by a coin
uonplace remuark. As she turned her
ace towards mino our eyes met. I
tarted back in astonisiment. 1 had
not the lady of my dream!
" 'tardonI me, but we have met be
ore I believe,' I said h:lf-apologetical
y, as soon as I could collect mxy scat
"'I do not know. sir; there is certain
y a familiar tone in your voice.' She
poke in the same sweet and bewitch
n1g tones so dtelfy fixed in my meu
>ry. In my confusion, I quickly ad
" 'It must have been in Arabia.'
"The eyebrows wero arched in sur
'I think not, sir,--I have never trav
led in the East.'
"Well, to cut my story short, a last
ng friendship was forsied thenl and
here. You have met Al Mrs. Alanches
er. She ias proved all that my dream
oretold. It is true that she has no
'collections of haviig been iy com
)anion in the desert sands of Alrica,
>ut I am inone the less convinced that
he is the 'taewin' from whose lovely
ace I snatched the veil. "--Edwin Rus
c/l Norse, in ,-h.ic '/i ' Trim nei .
What a Writer TIhinks ol' Society.
''Society recgulatles collectively the
morals of its membeihrs."'
"Ini society thler'e is no firiendsh ip.
These peCople aie an aid to you so long
* ' ' face an. let t inom turn their
A Rambling but Truthful Commet on
the Most Wondorful of all insects.
The thirteen-year locust has made
his appearanco in Arkansaw. The lo
cust always wears his shirt open in the
back, and a recent article in the &Scin
tific Insecteferist, declares that the lo
cust led to the discoverv that shirts
which open in the back are the most
convenient. Thoro are two species of
locusts. One class is seventeen years
old at tho time of birth, the other class
only shows a registration of thirteen
years. There is very little dlifleronco
between the two classes, that is, human
investigation developes but little differ
ence, but the locusts themselves main
tait a social breach which years havo
failed to bridge over. A 17 locust and
a 13 locust, although their clothes are
cut in very much the same fashion, do
not linger in each other's society.
The locust does not cat corn, e;&bba
ges or cucumbers, but goes into the
woods and splits rail timber. How he
can split a piece of wood that would
launt the courage of the professional
rail-maker has not been explained. Ho
may have an improved maul and
wedge which he keeps carefully con
cealed from the meddlesome eye of the
curious. While at work he sings a
low, droning song, never attempting
to change his tune, but with his un
winking eye on the business in hand,
he does his best to prevent his neigh
bor from singing more discordantly
than he himself is doing.
One time, in Tennessee, locusts were
so numerous that the farmers turned
them under with a plow to fertilize the
ground with them. The farmers con
gratulated themselves on the richness
of their coming crops, but, when in
the spring, they plowed the fertilized
land, they were astonished to find, not
a sign of increased- richness, but six
teen round holes to the square inch.
Since that time the land has produced
nothing but holes. This has rendered
the land practically worthless as no
rn'irkct for the prodt t can be found.
Thc greate; dtalage done by the lo
cust results from the ;ttention which
lie pays to young applo trees. Ile
would rather split a young apple tree
than to lead the festivities at a german,
and although this illustrates a perni
cious nature, yet sensible people do not
As an article of diet, the locust has
found but.little favor in America, but
in central Australia, the Bushmen cat
them with great relish. If locusts must
be eaten, it is said that they do best in
boarding-house soup, for then you get
so few of them.
TIhere is no affinity between the
grasshopper and the locust. The grass
hopper is, in the broadest sense, a
vegetarian. lIe illustrates the fallacy
of the vegetarian principle for every onc
who has studied entomology knows
that the grasshopper is not so vigorous
as the musqnuite or the wood-tick.
The ,keige tion of the locust is won.
derful. Although havihg filled him.
self with hard oak timber, lie is not
irritable, like Carlyle used to be, but
sings as merrily as though his mwiv
were as empty as the stomach of a
man who has partaken of refreshments
at the lunch counter of a church fair.
The locust can be traced back to the
days of John the Baptist. John, it is
said, ate locusts and wild honey.
At. one time it was thought that it
you planted a locut, a locust tree
would spring up, but a recent paper,
published in the Xorh . -criecn Re.
view, exploded this idea.
What the future of the locust will be,
no muan can tell. P'rof. D)onnelly-, whc
confiims the rumor that Bacon wrott
the plays attributed to Shiakspeare,
says that lie locust, with his gzreat idei
ot mnathictiatic-s, will, du irinig years tc
cotme, coniiiiue to multiply iunder the
face of te earthI. lie ehim iis to havi
dlis(overedt a eyphder b y whIiich lie cam
plinly de monstramte lthis thIeory. iIe i:
at present1 enigaged in a hook devotec
I he .ales of the worl,
-lbirg(, but the as
The Itartli.idi ht.ntue.
When Patrick Henry put his old cast
iron speetacles back on top of his head
and whooped for liberty he did not
know that some day we would have
more of it than we knew what to do
with. HIe little dreamed that the time
would come when we would have more
liberty than we could pay for. When
Mr. IHenry sawed the air and shouted
for liberty or death I do not believe
that ho know that the time would conic
when Liberty would stand kne-deop
in the mud of Bedloc's Island and
yearn for a solid place to stand upon.
It seems to me that we have too
much liberty in this country in sonic
ways. We have more liberty than we
have money. We guarantee that every
man in America shall fill himself up
full of liberty at our expense, and the
less of an American he is the more lib
erty ho can have. If he desires to en
joy himself all ho needs is a slight for
ei;n accent andi a willingness to mix up
with politics as soon as he can get his
baggage off the steamer. The more I
study American institutions the more
I regret that I was not born a foreign
er, so that I could have something to
say about the management of our great
land. If I could not be a foreigner, I
believe I would prefer to be a 1formion
or an Indian, not taxed.
I am often led to ask, in the lan
guage of the poet, "Is the Caucasian
played out?' Most everybody can
have a good deal of fun in this country
except the American. lie seems to be
so busy paying his taxes- all the time
that lhe has very little time to mingle
in the giddy whirl of the alien. That
is the reason that the alien who rides
across the United States on the ''limit
ed mail" and writes a book about us
before breakfast wonders why we are
always in a hurry. That is the reason
we have to throw our meals into our
selves with a dull thud and have no time
to maintain a warm personal friend
shi with our families.
\Ue do not care much for wealth,
but we must have freedom, and free
dom costs money. We have adver
tised to furnish a bunch of freedom to
every man, woman, or child who comes
to our shores, and we are going to de
liver the goods whether we have any
left for ourselves or not. What would
the great world beyond the sons say to
us if some day the blue-eyed Mormon,
l with his heart full of love for our
female seminaries and our old women's
homes, should land upon our shores
and find that we were using all the
What do we want of liberty, any
how? What could we do with it if we
had it? It takes a man of leisure to
enjoy liberty, and we have no leisure
whatever. It is a good thing to keep
in the house "for the use of guests
only," but we don't need it ourselves.
Therefore I aui in favor of a statue
of Liberty Enlightening the World, be
cause it will show that we keep it on
tap winter and suimer. We want the
whole broad world to remember that
when it gets tired of oppression it can
come here to America and oppress us.
We are used to it, and we rather like
it. If we don't like it we can get on
the steamer and go abroad, where We
may visit the effete monarchies and
have a high old time.
The sight of the Goddess of Liberty
standing there in New York Harbor
night and day, bathing her feet in the
rippling sea, will be a good tiing. It
will be first-rate. It may al.o be pro
ductive of good in a direction that
many have not thought of. As she
stands there day after day bathing her
feet in the broad Atlantic, perhaps
some imoss-growvn Mormoni mingVii to
wvard the far West, a coulirmed victim
of thle miiatrimonial habit, inay Iix th le
bright picture in hiis so-callfed imnd,
and remembler ig hiow, on hiis arriv at
inNwYork, he sawv Liberty bathuine
in after years to try it, oni hiimself.
But Npe, in Boston Ulobe
- hmarpl Callit'rn ia
A short tinmo sinec
ladies were discu
it transplired1 tb
TIE NEWS OF THE STATE.
Sohie o' the Lateit Sayings and Doings lta
-Tbc Edisto River is repported to
be in good fishing condition.
-Lancaster want, a steatt fire en
gine, and Charleston ofl'ers her one,
with ahose reel, for $1,200.
-Over ,10 carloads of waternielons
have been shipped from Williston,
Barnwell county, so far this year.
-Mrs. Eveline Wilson, a pensioner
of the war of 1812, died last Saturday
near Reidville, Spartanburg county.
-The Bank at Johnston, Edgelield
county, is now an assured fact. Almost
enough money has been subscribed
-There are many fields of cotton
near Greceville, from vhich the pro
prietors ex pect to gather over a bale to
-Fannie Harris, a pretty seventeen
year-old white girl, has been lodged in
Greenville jail on the charge of breach
-Billy Roper, of the Trenton sec
tion, has twenty acres of corn from
which he will certainly gather six
Mrs. James Smith, of Aiken coun
fy, had her collar-bone and three ribs
broken, on the 23rd ilt., by being
thrown out of a wagon.
-The hands on the Savannah Valley
Railroad are working energetically,
rud in two months' time the track will
be laid to Mt. Carmel.
-The upland corn is booming in
Spartanburg, and the prospect- is that
not much corn will be shipped there
from the West next year.
-It is now proposed to build an
other railroad through Edgefield, from
the Charlotte, Columbia & Augusta
Railroad, at or near Johnston, to
-Mir. F. M. Stephenson, of Lancas
ter, lost his dwelling, kitchen and the
contents of both buildings by fire, on
the 17th ult. Loss about $1,601); in
-A detachment of the colored
National Guard of Charleston expect
to attend the funeral of Gen. Grant.
The citizens will be asked for funds to
liect the expense.
-A corresponident of the Keowec
Courier says the Blue Ridge Railroad
is an unseemly carcass standing in the
way of live enterprises, and demands
the repeal of the c'iarter.
--Mr. Thomas Reid, of Abbeville,
was so badly hurt by being struck in
tie eye with a piece of rock, which he
broke off while hoeing, that he went
to Atlanta for surgical relief.
-Mr. Will Sapps was struck by
lightning, on the 26thti ult., in Lancas
te: county, and Lum Vaughan, colored,
on the 27th, in the same section. Both
men were paralyzed for a time.
-The citizens of Walhalla are very
angry because the result of their pri
mary election for postmaster has been
ignored and somebody has induced the
Postmaster General to appoint ailother
--Tom McCardell and Lee Clinton,
colored, had a difliculty and shooting
matc'i in Lancaster, owing to indecent
remnarks made by one relative to the
wife of the other. The case was con
-A mad dog in the nieghborhood of
Ty'ersville, Greenville county, last
week, attempted to bite a child, but
only tore her dress. lie bit several
animals, however, before he was over
hauled and shot (lead.
-Senator Wingard anid Represeita
tives Br'ooker and( Gnlignardt att '
the farmers' meetiing at Ley'
Saturday aiid aidled ini the
of' thie ILothwroni 1 OCo,
GENERAL NEWS ITEKR
L-atts of Interest, Ga.hered from Various
-The postmaster at Mariana, Fla.,
las absconded, leaving a deficit in his
tccounts of $1,000.
-Excitement in England over the
lisclosuros of the Pall Mall Gazette
-Mand S. one day last week went
t mile over the Glenville track near
Uleveland, 0., in 2.08i.
-There are now sixteen camps of
pelitentiary convicts in Georgia. The
aw says there shall only be two.
--The counsel of Roil, the Canada
itebel, have practically given up the
light, and rest their entire de'ence on
-The Springfield Republican thinks
that Roscoe Conkling will be invited
to deliver a national oration on the
life of Grant.
-The decree entered a short time
ago in the Chicago University case,
finding Stephen A. )orglas's heirs
entitled to the property, has been set
-The Paris ''elcgraphe has a sensa
tional dispatch from St. Petersburg
saying that war between Russia and
England is certa,n directly after the
elections in England.
-The rate of immigrant fare from
Baltimore to Chicago has been reduc
ed from $7 50 to $7, bacause, it is
alleged, the latter charge has for see
time past been made by the Pennsyl
-It is said that three hundred and
fIfty-eight criminals, who have escaped
from Georgia in the course of the last
thirteen Years, are ''wanted" in that
State. The rewards offered for them
-Special reports from all the South
western countics of Pennsylvania
s'iow that the growing crops are more
adv.nccd and in a better state than for
ye.. 's past. Corn, oats, grass and all
fruits are reported especially fine.
-The Norfolk Landmark recon
men, s Postmaster General Vilas as the
m- .I to ma! e the oration on the occa
sioii of the mt3morial services over
Ge.icral G.ant, to be held in the House
of Representatives at Wamhington.
-Willie Sprague, son of theex-Gov
error of Rhode Island, has married
his step-mothers' sister. This makes
himt his fither's brother-in-law and
snarls up the family connection in a
most singular manner. But if he and
the old man are content, it is all right.
-Mr. J. 1B. Fanning, who lives in
Newton county, Miss., ten miles we:t
of' Enterprise, was wounded it the
face at Mine tui, in November, 1863,
the ball lodgin; just above the ror t of
his monuth, taking twenty-two year to
work dowvnward the space of about an
-The fever epidemic at Plymouth,
Pa., has at last abated. Time hospital
has been abandoned and the nurses
have left. About 160 people have died
from the fever in Plymouth since its
first outbreak. The highest number
sick at one time was 69. About $10,.
000 has been spent in relief measures.
-Mr. J. I. Clark, of Shirley, Cov
ingtoi conity, Alabama, is tic strong
est man, physically, in the State. I)e
can take a 250 potind anvil, and, by
placing his thumb in the mason. hole,
throw it ofl like a marble, and to
handle two stout imien at a time is
child's play. Mr. Clark weighs about
- in order(M to nreve ' of'