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VOL. XV. PICKENS, S. C,, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8 18
Have patienc". heartl
That were no rose t- were not first a ole
How conos the day? Not with the noon,
Hut slowl stealing up tho east, in fain1
Havo patience, heartlwhit so thine own 1i
Have patience, hoartl
Book not at morn to make the day as brigh
Force not the b,id, before its time to bi
How slowly, when we watoh the sky, the
And yet, for all, indeed, the sun goes dc
Have pationoo, heart!
For rain will comoj thino own self knows I
Book not to . ..,e clouds before tho
spent their rain,
Or else across the sky the clouds may o
Havo pa no, grieving hearti for good a
1Have pationoo, heartl
What though no kisses fall upon thy ti
And love holds not its rose to thee, nor da
Mourn not: perhaps thy love needs heavi
Oh, heartl bo sure 'twill wait for thee in ]
-Amy E. Blanchard, in Harper's Wool
'No one 4 knew where the c
came from, or even its name.
One day a.sloop freighted with br
was unloading up town, and a band
dock was tossing bricks, two by t%
to another man on the dock. All o
sudden a wee little chap, not more th
2 years old, came toddling along, 1
right in the way, and was knockedo
by the flying bricks.
Bill Forstor, who was handling .
load, was a rough mar.. It had i
boonexactly his fault that the child I
boon itnooked down, still he felt v<
sorry for it. The little follow's hi
was badly cut, and he was stunn
lie war" g.rt -cl into the -cabin of
sloop, and there lay quito motionlc
The Captain of the sloop sent to
police station, and the surgeon car
4 The child was ca-ofully examin
The surgeon said the case might b
serious one and that the little boy I
bettor be taken to the hospital. Fors
had a sister, who worked in a laund
and at once he sent for her. Mc
Forster hurried down to the who
took the child in her lap, and listet
breathlessly to what the surgeon an
The cabin of the brick sloop was I
a hand.somAe place to look at. It i
dirty and slovenly, hot and clo
Molly Forster set about making it ti,
Sho opened the little windows of
cabin, and kept off the crowd v
were swarming in the narrow quartc
She fanned the child,laid it on a con
pillow, having first spread her ch
apron overit, and bathed the poor bab
head, trying to stanch the flow of bhi
trom the wound. "if," said the s
goon, ''you could keep the child p
fectly quiet for a while it would bo
for the bettor. I am afraid to jolt I
in the r ' alanco. Maybe he will co
to before long. It is rather coolor h
on the river than in the hot wards o
hospital. Can you take charge of I
until I come back? I will see you t
evening." Molly had already torn
her handkerchief and bandaged
child's head. Now she followed
surgeon's dircctions. The doctor y
a hunnnc man, for when ho left ho 1
a half dollar into Molly's hand and t,
her to buy som ice to cool the wi
she was using on the bandages.
Molly Forster fanned and fani
that little sufferer, and bathed its ho
and was tender with the child. Ab,
sunset the surgeon came again
just then the child OpoenOd his eyes.
'Well, that.'s ai good sign.'" said
d1octo1. "Now hadni' t you better
vertise him silcoi no 01n0 'has conic
himP? Somebody wvill claim him
suppose. I can arrange for you to k<
him if you wantI to.''
Although the accident wvas repor
ini two b)rief lines in all the nowspapt
and notwithstanding the efYorts of
police to 10l(d tihe parenits of the chi
no one ever came for It. All thiat ni
Molly Forster iiursed the chil. c
* sional ly Bill would push his hard-hib
and woeathor-beaten face into the ca
i idow and look wistfully at tihe Iil
child. Ho never wvont to sleep t
night, but kept walking up and do
the eleek. At dlaybreak lie said
Molly in a hoarse whisper: "Mo
take that kid to your room. It's
to be (lone."
Bill Forstor, who wvas a man of 4(
have said was rough. 1 (10 not ki
4how it happens, but handling bri
scomns to make p)001)1 coarse and ra
or brutal. Bill would take net o
one glass of whisky, but as many as
could d(rinik. Mixing with a crow(
men wvorso than lie was who froque
od rumshops, lie was much given
lighting, and his lace wvas as often
not disligured wvith a black eye or a
lip. Bill earned about a dollar an
quarter a day, andi when the week
u'- ho never haid a penny left. Perhi
It Ji.l had not been a little dlrowsy
stupid that morning from too mi
liquor the (lay b)eforo when the Ii
chap got in the way lie (Biill) wo
have been more careful hiow lie Li
The week after Molly had ts.
charge of the childl Bill resisted
temptation to go on a spree aind
his sister a dollar and a half .1'
was the first time for years that hlie
over saved a cent. 'rho week al
-that Bill did even bettor. There
~Molly working as hard as she couh
tire wash board or the ironing bed
earning 70. cents a day, andl feeding
child. 'flint shamed Biill. It hap
0(1 that the little boy's short frock
been sained with blood. MollyI
carefully' wvashied it, but stid
thoug~ht lhe saw stains on it ant
worried him sick.
Next week, when lie saw his sis
who was waiting on the wharf for
with the little fellow in his arms,
said, "See hero, Molly, its kindi of bi
on you, having to food1 this little fell,
Broad and milk anti potatoos c<
j'nioy, and nursing him takos; a,
lots of your time. Any ways, a dir
ing of that kid would be juist ruinai
to you. Hi-o's at dollar and a hall
his keep, and heore's a dollar bush
and bpay calico or something and mi
a froek for that child, rndnimid
burn th8 one lie's got on, and n
time I ges him let im~ be look
nprtuo. Won't ennuP'
"It's mighty good of you, Bill-and
just you wait. I'll rig him out. Ho
ilsn't a bit of trouble. W hon I'm at
woLk I tako him to the 'laundry, and
day he's a real pot there. I used to be
test afraid he was kind of dazed-but don't
you bother, Bill, he's all right, for he
o's takes to playing now. He's only quiet
on account of his natural sweetness
all real good children's that way-and
t as I love him, just as if he was my own
Onthe next trip up the North River
1y- Bill Forster pondered a great (teal over
wn the child. The fact is, the child, wheth
or he was awake or asleep, was never
for a moment out of Bill's mind, lio
low had never thought much about any
, thing before, and it was hard work for
him to think at il, Maybe becauso
>me for more than one-half of life his brain
Luet had been muddled by liquor he had
Dover sot it % orking. As the empty
sloop floated up the broad river, slow.
r ly moving with .the tide, Bill sat in the
shado of the flap ping jib and argued
1s with himself, and the general conclu
m's sions ho arrived at wore by no means
flattering to himself.
are- "Th beginning and the ending pf
dy. this hero is rum. I've wasted nigh on
to 25 years of my life. Why hasnt the
boom of that mainsail knocked the
stupid brains out of me before thibP
ild \Vhat have I got to show for 40 year of
life? Just these here ragged ane brick
ik soiled clothes I stands in. Came near
on murdering a child, did you, you good
rot for-nothing boastP? Didn't have no
' bettor sense nor that? A hording with
drunken sailors, you big blackguard,
yot and not knowing nothing better? Just
fitton to toss bricks from on aid oif a
vOr sloop. That's the best you kin do.
the You took a drink this r'lcrning, and
ot you fool sharp sot for another just this
and lossed minute. You can't got it be
3ry cause you are on the river where grog
lad shops ain't floating round. Ain't you
od. mnan enough to go to HIaverstraw and
the no matter what happens say Bill For
,s ster, don't you take another drink no
tho matter if another follow does stand
uo. treat? There's lots of things that kid
ad. wants. There's a whip,likewiso a pair
3 a of shoes, and when \Vintor comes ilan
iad nol J>otticoats and wool socks, likewise
ter Christmas >resents. Now, you loafer
r, of a Bill 1' orster, every time you see
jy the bottom of a glass ain't you guz
rf, zling down something that little shav
i(d or wants? Maybe it's just like you,you
id, white-livered purp; you'll be letting
mot your sister be a takiqg of the victuals
vas out of her own mouth so as to food 'cm
so. to thlat child, and it was ne as shoved
Liy. the kid on her. Maybe you'll be hunt
the ing around for more babies to knock
rho over with bricks 'you good-for-nothing
rs. lounging Portuguee."1
rso Whoa Bill h:i't called himself a Port
man uguose he had poured the last drop
y from his private vial of wrath on his
>od own head. Bill helped to load the
ur- sloop witi Orick at iavorstraw, and
or- although it was a hot, sultry day and
all the work was heavy, he never took a
Jim drink. The other hands might come
me back, smacking their lips and banter
oro ing him, but lie stood hrm.
I ''No use, boys," said Bill. "I did
ili the business for that baby-and onco is
his enough. I have got to take 'kccr of
up him. It stands to reason. None of
the you is family men like me. I kin stand
the as much running as the best of you,
vas but don't you try and rub it in too
nit steep! I hain't the reputation of being
old sweet-tompered, and mebbo I kin teach
ter some of you manners."
It must be stated that there really
iod was no necessity for Bill's excited
ad, words, for the hands on the sloop seem
ut cd to take in the situation at once, and
n rather respected the way Bill assumed
his self-im posed duties.
the Down the river Bill was thin king
ad- what name the 6hild oughit to have.
for Should it bo George Washington, Ulys
ses Grant, or -Moses? lHe knew all tiho
aop names of the steamboats going up to
Aloany, and to call the child "'Albany''
ted or "'Vibbard'" was suggested to him.
rs, At last he made up his mind that Molly
the shiouldl have the naming of the child.
Id, ''She's got most rights to hinm, any
ht ways.'" Th'on lie felt kind of mclain
.. choly with the idea that soimebod y
od might come later and claim the child.
bin Bill had never read a story book ini his
*tlo life, so iio romance of a rich father atnd
hat mother coming in a carriage to doemand
their lost baby pro5einted itself to his
ly, Bill became parsimnoniouis, andi that
otvwok saved almost every cent of htis
wvages. lie begrudged himself even
,1the tob)acco lie chowed. lie only kent
ow suilcient money for his most meagre
Dks waiits. lHe never took a dIrink and de
thi- clined being treated. T1o Molly he gave
uily his money.
lie Sure enough, tihe little 'boy, when
of Bill next saw him, had on a now frock,
at- and with what pride Molly exhibited
to him to her brother!
as "lIe just looks like a daisy, Molly.
out Isn't lhe pretty! Kind of sleepy, ain't
I a lie, Molly?P"
vas "He does sleep a good deal, but
dabout babies! But, Bill, wvhat's this
ich pile of money for? I ain't spent all
Ltle you gave mnc yet. I dlon't wvant it and
uil the chiild don t. His cost for keop is
wso little. It's mighty good of you, Bill;
aind nowv and thon you can give him a
te bit of clothes. As you say, when Win..
he ter comes the poor iitljo iamb wvill want
othicker things, and( they cost mocro
ha moiney. Here, I ain't goiing to take
adthis, dep~riv.inig youi of your ha:rdbairned
m.(t wages'"--and Mloily made a motion as
vias If to return the hiandful of silver.
I at "'lIut, Moll, juist hiohl hard a miniutc.
id, lie mayn't, want, it now. Supposin'
the work was slack and I didni' t earn noth
en- ig- You have got to koop) the caish
iad for the time the boy grows. lio's got
mad to go to school, and has got, to look as
Bill 11uco as any other boy. Hie's to 1)0 lied
lint dliented-kniow somiething more nor
handling bricks. Doin't h'o (10 a lot cf
Ir loing, Molly?'' Inquired lBill anx
iO"Old don't you keep worrying abott
ary lim. Ho'a been playing over so sweet.
>st Maybe lie's one of thiet' children whamt
v:t s talks late in life, and they, so I hear
yuJ tell, is always the smartest in the long
s-run. Fact is, Bill, I have a surpriseo
on1 for you. Ho never said( a word before
or osray. I wvas afraid myself lie wvas
"s, -lind of dumb."
ike Bill averted hmis face aitd then looke 1
ou0L out on the wvator,~ for the brother ati(
ext aister were talking on the dock.
lg'But--butt, to-day, Bill lie said 'mud..
der' 80 sweot, and1( then ho said It over
and over a(0in, and hold out his pretty
little moutI1 to be kissed. Oh, BIll, his
s8nss is coming back to him, slow,iut,
Are;" and Molly cuddled the slooping
child closer to her breast.
Bill kept right on in the good way
ho had planned for himsolf, ad never
swerved a hair's breadth. Mtllv was
his savings bank. Brother and sister
contributed to the child's support. In
a month Bill was richer than ho had
over boon in his life.. Thou ho insisted
that Molly should rent a better room.
The one sh lived ini, ho said, looked
out oil a dingy, dreary hack yard.
"Standis to roason," said hill, "that a
baby should see horses and trucks and
things a-moving about in the sreeta.
It makes 'em lively."
"Little Bill"-so they called him
(Molly insisting that her brother's
name should serve for the child)--inm
proved. but too slowly for big Bill.
yho police surgeon was called in, Bill
Forster insisting on paying him a foe.
The Opinion the toctor gave was a
guarded one. "Thero is manifest im
provemclt-not, perhaps, as rapid as
Ishould wish. You are a capital niurso,
ma'am, and I am sure your kindness
and attention will help the child. He
will coni round, I believe."
The cool weather came, and with
lowering tempoeratures the doctor hoped
the child would gain strength. The
ciCatrico on the, head had tlulte healed.
Slowly the little boy seomed to acquiro
now words. Molly wondered at them
at tines, and thought that she had
taught thmn to the child; but then again
the little fellow's adopted mother was
startld by words she lelt quite certain
the child had picked up somewhere
else. Ttose new words came to the
child at first vaguely. lie would ro
pe:at thom over and over again, at first
1hesitatingly. then givitt;g themn a sliglt
cmphasis, as if to lix them on his mnind
sonething liko a little bird thatt" I'ipus
the first fain t tteno it has heartl.
The child was mi:e awake now.
This eban''e deligtiited Molly. It never
was fretful. ''he child would :y quiet,
with its blue eyes wide open for hours,
withiout a whinper.
So it went on for another week or
two. Bill, who was always comin
and going. when he left New York for
a trip up the river, was happy, for the
child was bettering fast, so ,o believ
It was ain October evoning wlien, as
thw briek slool was belinI broight ip
to the vaarf, Bill saw g?olly leaning
agaiist one oi tie bii Wooaie:t :o;ss of
the doci. 1I1l1 was bu<y itii the
hawser, but at once he saw that, his
sister did not -have the c.iild in her
arims; miore tlhiai that. she was crying.
Bill chked down hiisgrit-f--he seem
ed to know at once wvhat had happcn
ed. One last hope there was. laybo
it was so cool that Molly ha.l been
afraid to bring the child with her.
- ):11," .3 i. M%111y., O'bbiui;, , "lt
poo' little fellow has gone to-to heav
en. It was last night. lie called to
mo ai sail: 'Good-night, mud-der;
good-nlight, farl-der---iow 1 am oi n1t
waiin i garldn-good-gotodightlt
Oh, Bill, lie ha never spokeun so long
a string of words before-then lie play
ed fqr a lolment with a ring on my fin
ger, and then h.a added. 'God bless
far-der and Imitl-d-r, and then he look
ed so lovingly at m, an.1 around the
room as if searchiing for you-and thou
he died-so quiet! Bill! Bili! don't
you.taku oil so! It was an accident,
and Gad and his litte child have no
fault to find with vou."
nags It-steadt of'Ciosets.
In closets which are not provided
with drawversq and wardrobes where
diresses may' be hung or laid awvay from
till danlger from dust or crowdhing, bags
which wvill c'omlplotehy envelope the
dlressi and prlotect delicate fabrics are a
necessity. Such bags must be long
enough to hol a dtress-skirt without
folding. aind wide enocuirh to give room
to all kinds of frills anur flounces. Any
kind of material will answer, but inus
lini or. pit 8is most oIften uisedl. Cut
one side of the bag three inches longer
than the other; seam together, bind
aroundi( tiho top), work four button-holes
across the longest side, which buttons
down on the other like a flap. The
bot,tom of tIle bag now becomes the
top), scam it across again, and in the
casmng so mlade run a flat, narrow
stick; at each uppor)0 corner sow tape
loops by wvhich to hiaiio thec bago Oil two
hooks in the closet. T'o ide tapes,
sewedl near* the casi0 pin the dress..
skirt by tho band anT also tho waist,
by which oven part of it will least muss
the trimming. After the dIross Is care
fully pinned in plago, pull dowil tile
bug ovcr it and button tho flap across
Bags for the various smiall articles In
kitchien and1( wash-rooyu, which need
keeping together, shiouldl be made of
soime dark, strong material, and of a
plaini, square shiape, and furnished with
curtain rimgs Sewedl arotund the top) to
run the diraw string ini. Suchx bags are
useful rOeeptacles for clothes-pins,
small11 clothes-lines, strings, and the
hiundired and oinO things which must be
kep)t in somei pla1co where they can be
found in a hurry.
Jiags for the store-room and for hold
ing buindlhes and scr'aps nmst be of
strong stufif. Th'lo former of firm, close
ly-woven liiieii, sewed ini a turned
semni, iAnd( provitded with tapes for ty
ing up, several imiches bol aw the top,
so they mauy be turned over and tied
closely, elfectually preventing the en
traiice of anyi) unidesirable object, ani
mate or othxerwise..-MArs. L. A. France,
in (Good lJouisekeepiny.
Thiioo I"rigidl Facts.
1. Every man knows botter what he
waiits to buty and( sell thlan his govern-.
mnt caii possibly know for 1im. He
will buy and soil to the best advantage
if left free to buy and sell as ho choos
2. Every one who buys Bolls at theO
amiei time. His purchase is really an
exchange. T1hxe muon oy lie pays for the
goods whlich he huy1)s Is really an order
given to the seller for other goods.
'h'lo moro1( bJuying, tIle more selling.
3. As regard.s dealings between in
hanbitaints of the samo street, tile same
village, the same town, the same coun
try, ho one thinks of disputing these
truiths. But thety are just as true as
regards dealings betweoen inhabitanta,
'of (iffcreint countries-7 'I I 1Farrc,.
"If you writo storios for the pavor,"
said a Rtook Y'and R-tilway freight
conductor, "let me tell you a true one
that came under my observation last
winter out near Des Moines when I
was runnIng on the Iowa division.
This is no railroa.l yarn, but a fact. I
saw- it with my own eyes. One day
we wore running along and I was in
the engine. As wo began to cross a
bridge we looked ahead anl there was
a Ittle girl about six years old clam
bering over. the timbers. She had
some school books in her hand, and
was evidently on her way home from
school. The engineer whistled, when
sh turned her f:tco toward ust. I'll
never forgot that face as long as I live.
It was just as white as the snow on the
ice In the crock thirty or forty foot be
low her. But she didn't scream, nor
try to jump. nori do nothing. She just
looked at us with a steady glare as if
she'd stop ttue train with her eyes that
we were unable to do with our brakes.
At first vo were all so broko up we
hadn't any idea what to do, and I bo
lievo we'd of stood there like posts if
she hadn't suddenly stretched out her
little aus toward us in a mute appoal
for help. Well, sir, that broke the
charm. and we all started up wildly.
I swung way out as far as I could,
holding by ono hand, and with the
other muotioning her to got down
down between to timbers. Would
you believe it? That little thing fol
lowed my directions as if she'd boon a
man. And she took her time to it,
too, and climbo(l lown as deliberately
as if sho'd been at home. She was
none too quick, though, for her little
brown hood, with a red ribbon flutter
ing from it, had no soon'er disappeared
betweon-tho timbers than we thunder
ed over her.
'Lot her out, Bill,' I shouted to the
engineer, 'let, her out lively, or that
little thing will never be able to stick
down there till we get over the bridge.
Tturn her loose!'
"So Bill he lot her out, but she'd no
sooner reached the bank than I jump
od off aid went heels over head in a
snow bank. I got back to the bridge r
as soon as I could, and waited for our
long train to got by. Don't mind toll- ,
in' ye that as I stood there I did som - -
thing I never did afor--yos, sir, I -
stood there and prayed that that littlo i
one might be ablo to stick it omit till I a
could got to her. But I guess my o
prayors are no good, for when the 9
train was by I rushed out on the !
bridgc, over timbers by the dozen, ex- t
pectng every minute to see that little
ro'd ribbon. Bnt It never showed up. 5
Tears began to fill my eyes so that I e
could hardly suo the crosspiecos-I
have a little girl of my own, you know
-but on and on I went, and no brown
hood or rod ribbon could I find. Thon,
I turnd 1ima tQukL,d to th.e ie below,
and thoro she was. Yes, she had fall
en thirty or forty feet through the
"low I got down to her I don't
know, but I got thure. 1 lilted her up
in my arms. Her eyes wore closed,
but she opened them, looked at mo a
second, and said:
" 'How did you get down here?'
"This guestion would have mado m
laugh if [ had felt sure she wasn't hurt,
but as it was I hurried up the bank
and to the caboose. She said she
wasn't hurt much, but I know she t
couldn't toll, and we started for the I
next station, t
" 'I'm going home, ain't 1P' she in.
quired, after we had fixed her up in
"I told/ her 'yes,' knowin' that muin
ute that we wore going right by her
hionse. 1 was in such a hurry to get
to ai sumrgeoni that 1 thought. it right0to
deceive hecr. Pretty sooni she wegnt off
to sleep, and she looked so deathly
lying there that all of us wvent to wip
in' our eyes like women.
"'Bu>ys,' says 1, 'if she never wakes I
uip i'l1 quit the road. I never want
to see tanat bridge agin.'
''And you have quit the road?"'t
"N'o, i'm at tihe old business. She
got well, and all the spring used to
watch for my train as she would for
her papa coming home freom work.
We nevel passed her house unless she
was out waving that little brown hood
at u3 anid makin g that rod ribbon
dlance. Our engineer used to whistle
for her regularly, and she got so she
could tell that whIstle as far as she
could hoar it. Once in a while, when
not in a hurry, we'd stop our train
andic have ia talk with her. She said
she loved us atll, oven the old engine,
but she has never set her foot on thmo
track since that daiy she fell t,hrough
the bridge. This is a true story, and
the little girl's name Is Lily. '-Ohi
Jay G,uta't WValtooat.
A young friend of George Gould was
dining with the family. Conversation
turned onl tricks, and the young friend
said ho could t-ake off a man's vestI
without removing hIs -coat. lie ex
plained that f'ent, which consists of
working the vest down the arms by
gradually coaixin g tIme sho ulders
through the armhlolos. TIhen the vest
can be removed by slip pIng it off uin
deor tihe coat sleeves. Dcx tori ty and
p)atience are required. Tholi young mnan
was positive ho was the only one pros
ent who could( do it. Mr. G;ould listen
o.d to theio xplanation andl said( that
any man could do It, and that lie could
do it on the s pot. 'The caller was zeal
ously anxious to bet his modes05tjio
against an equal sum to be put -up by
the millionaire; but the latter advised
him not to bet any more than a big
apple. as lie would be sure to loso it.
Mr. Gould thoreupon 'rocoeded to per
form the elusive act de first took off
"Hold( 0on, sir," said the young nmin,
"that 18 not permitted; it is barred." '
"I understand that," replied the I
banker: "I'll put on the coat again. *
i'm only getting ready."
T7hon ho took off his vost and at once
p)ut on his coat, and succeo(dod it with C
putting on his vest outsIde of his e.t.tt
"I'mn at your service now," he quiet- C
ly said. C
The young man lest an apIple, but '
gained a verification of tihe importanit 2
truth that there is more than one way r
of doing a thing. In lis own stylef
there is no greater lover of quiot funj
than Jay Gould.--rookLyn JEagle.t
rho Lesson That Was Taught Thom by an
There havo boon a nreat many sto.
rios told of the rcckess daring and
tbandon of the cowboy. He is an
American production, and at tlesound
)f the word cowboy the mind reverts
o some western locality whoro law
ad order aro unknown, and are sup
Alied by a rude sot of conventionalities,
,ho non-observanco of which moans
riolonco without process of trial. The
ypical cowboy must be foarless, ready
o shoot at a moment's warning, wild
n his make-up and language, and
ready to perpetrate a joke on a "ton
lorfoot" at any time.
But there is often con'siderable brag
,adocia in the cowboy, and a good illus
ration of this fact was told a Sentinel
-oportor by a station agent, who had
Ived in the west for many years and
ad boon in t,he employ of various rail
roads in localities where cowboys were
"I have soon a good many dtring
leeds performed and coarse jokes por
otrated by cowboys," said the agent,
"but I will toll you of a little incident
where the wind was taken out of three
owboys by a determined, fearless
'tenderfoot. It happened only last
pring. I was then station agent and
olograph operator for the Northern
acilio Railroad company at a place
iear the Montana line. It was not
nuch of a place, as it consisted only
>f a depot, a house or two, and a sa
"One morning a traveling man ar
ived at the depot by stage from up
iorth somewhere. Ho had a imall
ample-case and sachel. He was be
ow medium height and rather slight,
mit was very neatly dressed and wore
i silk hat. He was traveling for a
Jow York jewelry house. g-Io was
ibout an hour early for the train east,
ind he opened his grip on the pllat
orm, took out a brush, and dusted his
lothing and shoes. He then drew out
n old newspaper, leaned up against
he side of the depot with one foot pro
acted in front of the other, and began
"Meanwhile, however, throe cow
oys had sauntered up to the depot.
hoy all eyed him closely and watched
is operations. When ho began read
ng they huddled together and talked
,while in an nndertone. Presently ono
f them-a big six-footer--left the
roup and began to saunter carelessly
bout the platform with his head in
ho air inspecting the posters on the
uilding and the cornice. When he
ot around whore the traveling man
tood, ho lifted his big brogan and
lanted it firmly on the jewelry man's
oot. No apology was made. Tho
raveling man merely looked up, drow
us foot back a moment, then placed it
aek whore it was. The cowboy pass
d back to the other two. They all
huckled and joined in the low-toned
"Soon the cowboy started out again
n a similar round, gapiug at the roof.
Vhen he reached the traveling man ho
ried to bring down his coarse boot on
he extended foot. The traveling man
erked his foot back suddenly, and the
>rogan came down with a thump on
he platform. Another conference and
huckling followed. Finally the cow
oy set out on the third round. Just
,s he was about to raise his foot to
laut it on that of the traveling man,
he latter looked up quickly and said:
" 'See here, there is my foot, and it's
oing to stay there. You step on it,
you want to, but I want to tell you
hat before you can.get off of it I will
"Such a volley staggered the cow
03y. lIe looked at the foot, anxd then
t the smtall p)ossessor, and linaihy
oved oil without stepping on it. An
thor consultation followed.
''The traveling man calmly read his
apor a few minutes, and then took
rom his sachol three alppios. lie look
d at them a moment, and suddenly
btrewv thenm a few foet into the air and
hen quickly drew a revolver, lired
three shots, splitting each applo into a
'Jozen pieces before they reached the
~roun d. lie replaced the cartr'idges
n the empty chambcers of the o volver',
ud( returnedl it to his pocket.
"The cowboys witnessed the net
without saying a word(, and( soon, conm
plotely cowed, turned and left the de
)ot. 'The traveling man to1(1 mo after
~hoy left that he would have killed the
bree of thenm had thoe fellow stepped
n his foot agauin, and I thiink he would,
is lhe was quick as lightning, lIe
hen showed mie a medal he car'riedi,
vhxich ho won as being thle msost rapid
md one of the best shots in New York.
['ho story simply illustrates that there
s sometimes a great deal of fictitious
ralor and dlaring about theocowboy."'
Paris As Tou flalth.
In health, Paris is on a ievoi with a
mtndred other places. It has inothtino
>f its own to ilTer. Its cl'4Oatt p)re
onts a fA r avoratro of the qu'aiis a.nd
ault of co cntral Con tinentaul weather;
he air is drier and more vivifying tihan
hat of England; extremos10 of heat and
:old ar'o sotmetimos felt, but they are
onfrequent; strotng winds tare r'are; antd
bough fogs have becomtte sotmewhat ac
:limatizedfof late years, the air is on
ho whole fairly bright anid pleasant.
hut the Same atmtosphoroe may be foutnd
iost everywhere along the samoear
lId1 of latitude. The sanitary conidi
ions are good; the sewerage is excel
eat; the water is abundant and puiro,
mnd the precauttiotns against infectioun in
11 its forms are minute andi well ap
'lied. The material coniditions of life
re. however, groinitg so much alike
n all large towtns that we are living
'vorywhoro under mnore and more sinm
lar influences, and it tmay bo said with
ut much inexactness th at, so far as
litreopo eI concerned, what used to be
ailed ospeci ally a healthy or uin btoalthy
lace Is T>ecoming dlihlleul[t to find. EIp .
omics come and go In Par'is as thtoy
.o In ether centres of popullation, but
boy are seldotm traceable to local
auses, andl ususally tassumo a general
haractor. Butt all those qualities are
sorely negative; they imply tihe ab
anco of octins, nsot the presence of
scommon datiens; Paris p)ossesses no
ositive advatntages in climate or
onlth, and Entgiisht 1)001)1 will nsot be
ampted to live in it for [reasons of (hat
ar--h F/c1orlnmgInhu 1vicnn
Grant's Love 'or Horses.
When ho first entered the Wit
House as President of tho Unite
States ho owned over a hundred hea
of horses, which he kept at his fart
near St. Louis. The foreman of th
stables in which the horses were kel
was Albert Hawkins, who is no,
coachman for Piesident Clevelanc
Albert says General Grant was an c>
collont judge of horsellesh. It was
diflicult matter to deceivo him in
horso trade, because ho was familia
with all tho points that are consdere
in examining them. li0 could look it
to a horse's mouth and tell his exmc
ago within a few months. lie alwa3
insisted that his horses should never 1
ill-used, either in or out of the stabhl
They wcro given the best kn'd of foot
furnished with large eomfortablo stall
and regularly exercised. Any ina
who was known to ill-treat or mtisn
one of his horses was immediately di
missed. The General took a fancy I
Albert because ho was always kind an
gentle in dealing with the stock undt
his charge. After the General becan
President lie sold many of his horsi
in St. Louis, and directed Albert I
como on to Washington and assun
control of the I)residential stables.
The General s favorite horses wet
Cincinnati, Egypt. and Jeff Davis. Ti
former was as gentin as a lamb, and 11
know and obeyed the General at a
times and under all cireumstance,
Cincinnati was a good saddle horse. i
addition to being a first-class horso i
harness. The General could ride hi
to any point in the city, jump off It
back, and leave him standing unhitch
od for any length of time. No mtattt
how long the General remained awat
when he returned Cincinnati was the
waiting for him. 11 did not pay an
attention to circus parades, and wa
not to be frightened by noise and con
lusion on the street. When the Geni
al directed him to stand and wait ft
him, Cincinnati would not bud ge ti
the General had mounted him. 'Dot
ing the General's second term in tli
Wi te House arraigetments were nati
for an equestrian statue representiii
General Grant 1nuunted on his favorit
war horse, Cincinnati. Every day f~
nearly a month the General would g
down to the stable, have the bridal ai
saddle put on Cincinnati, and off I
would go to meet the sculptor. 0
several occasions Albert accompanit
him to a beautitul spot in the vicinit
of the Soldiers' honle, where the can
was tnade, and General Grant. frequent
ly visited the presidential stables, wer
into the stalls, and talt:ed to his horse
just as though they were hutna
beings and were capable of understatm
ing every word he said to them. '1'h
Jeff Davis horse was a terrible kickt
and biter, and the'stable hands wel
afraid to go near his stall. His fei
had to be passed in to him through a
adjoining stall. ''he General, howeve
had comiplete control over him, and h
could enter his stall, handle hin as I
desired, and, in f:ut, do anything I
wanted with 1:1 . 0 d Jefl knew h
voice, for as soon as th- General ento
ed the stabie lie wonld tlirow back IF
cars and move around restlessly in 11
stall until the General showed hit
some attention. On set eral uceasionl
the stable hands tried to deceivu Je
by imitating the Geteral's voice, but a
soon as he disbovere.l the deception ht
made his heels play a lively tine o
the side of the stall.--iioslon lcra.d.
The >Iet. Wa:. Oft.
A few days aro, after a couple c
esteemedl citizetns, w ho are clo,se nil'
hors, had airranigetl to piass am fe.w da:y
withm theirt faiilies ait at Ilake itt Oak
land county, one of temi i'.leredt
wager a box of ei;;ars t hat lie wotib
catch thle lrglestL lish. ITe wag,er wa
promtily ta I:ketn. and' iet(L day otte .
the gent letieni put ini ant appea.:rancie a
a lishi stand ont the mar~ ke t atnd said tL
"1Liave yoti got a firishpickere
woi rhiing about fifteen: poundsti?"'
"Wellci, I wanttt .1 on to 1-n htitm onl he
anid shipi himt to ine at 1 -t'. I pro
pose0 to ctch himi ott a boiok out
*Vety well, sir. I tink ll ship l-b
twVo toget her.''
other est.eemtted rait--n) wa:s her o ao
hourt ago, andtm botught on e noiiihtin;
twentty pouniids. It wti taie iU5 it,
to pa;ck the two in tIhe samtie box!'"
Thle lishi were imid for, butt i
be t w ats dhe c!a red oIY. --1Lctr o~ it r
A three-year ('hi boyt it LouisvilbI
promiUses to) be glry-hte'ai ld lefE,- i~e
reaches hiis t een s. Thei, ch i hl ha :s at
tracted muchel attetion)t firom tIe iteigh
of the k ind be fote. Phy siei antt smt
that, even ini famtilies where turntin
gray durinig youth is hiereidit ary, tie
have tiot kniiown of a ease whiere th
peculiarity wa ~s XI exhih;ted ini onte s
young. The boy is ai healthy anid live
ly little fellow, and Itis patriarebalii Iconi
dIitioni does not scotu to atnnov Itimti it
Thev mortal remains of tIe fau ithfut
Esther anid Iter kinismin I, A\lord ecai
rest ini a little shitneu ( at ib uu mula i, Per
sia. T1hey ate covered eacht by a wood
on ark, on wh ieli ae th small pieces oi
pap)er like labels, covered with Iliebrev,
chiaracters. Thte' ate plaicedl there h)
thle lichbrew pilIgim<n. All ar utnd tter
stmall domloie somhe liftyV feet highi. 'Thu
build intg is of red bricks, thie w,'all
muchel patched by itmud; lith blu dotn
is of tiles. TIhioso loinbs ar e bteh
sacredi by the liebrons iti Persia, :imt
thousands mat ke ilgri inages aonniuallv
Th'ioughi th( lawvs of p)ropri(ty are s,
rigorotisly strict in Mlexico thait at getn
tlemnatintay tnot rido in tho samiine.ca
rige with htis lady to whtom lie is be
trothodt, yet most desperate flirtation
Pra opon11ly idutged itn to ain exitrem
which would put to blush, Newv Yorl
Chicago, or San Frantcisco. Fol low in
a sontorita upi andhmc'I dow te)1 prome t
and staring initntly in her face is a
aceptedl motdo of c.omptlim1et, tati
fying to the recliientt, bitt frauigh wit
<I anger to the adorer if shoe hapi mait
have other devoted~ wains, amd It nc
u frequently hiapp' that dlsl at
~osuit, she bei:t re.ominently tht
b hocan ho- i greatest numi
har of such ncr.
THE ItAWS OF THE ITATp.
Some of the Latest Sayings annA Doings la
-Daily freight trains are now run
n on the Blue Ridge Railroad.
Q -qhicken cholera prevails to a con
t siderable extent in York county.
v -0. T. Culbreath's life was insured
I. for $2,000 in favor of his children.
-Greenville and Polzer have been
a placed in telephonic communication.
S --The annual fair of the Pledmont
Fair Association is only two weeks off.
-The Newberry County Fair will
t be held on the 28th, 29th and 30th in
o -There were three deaths in Camden
during the month of September-all
" -New buildings are going up rapid.
ly in Charleston and old ones being
-M. A. Waldrop, of Greenville, ex
d itibits a stalk of cotton with 143 ma.
sr tured bolls.
o --The residence of Mr. Jerome C.
s Miller, of York, was burnt by an acci
,o dental lire.
i -Capt. 11. F. Edwards, of Darling
ton, was found dead in his bed on last
a Friday morning.
0 -Road-workers in some parts of
Abbeville county are excused on ac
count of headache.
of -The Evangelical Lutheran Synod
of South Carolina will meet at Lox
ington on the 23rd inst.
-A sturgeon weighing 100 pounds
- jumped into a boat crossing Sand-Bar
r Ferry and was captured.
. -Spartanburg banquets the Green
L) wood, Laurens and Spartanburg Rail
y road men on the 13th inst.
-The State Baptist Convention will
meet at New berry on Thursday before
the third Sutinday in November.
-lobert L. Connor, son of Mr. L.
). Connor, of Cokesbury, was killed
in a railroad accident in Arkansas.
u -A protracted meeting at the Bap
tist church in Wiliiamston has attracted
a much interest and worked great good.
r" - J. A. Attaway, of the Red Bank
section of Edgefield county, claims to
l have discovered a coal deposit on his
-A young man of Abbeville county
gave a cow and calf, a shotgun, a sow
and seven pigs and six dollars in cash
for a hound.
t -The next term of Court for Edge
field county will convene on the second
n Monlay in November. Judge Ilud
sonl will preside.
u -A wild turkey gobbler runs with
r a drove of tame turkeys in Orange
o burg during the day, but at night goes
d into the swamp.
n -Sarah Scott, a colored woman,
' died suddenly on a steamboat in
Charleston as she was on her way to
u St. llelena Island.
c -The good will, material, etc., of
the Rock lill Jcrald is offered for
sale by Francis W. Williams, assignee
of J. M. Ivy & Co.
-The Associate Reformed Synod of
a the South was in session several days
i in Due West. The next session will
s be held at Bethany, Miss.
o -John Benson, convicted of killing
ni another colored man in Lanrens and
reconmelnied to mercy, has been son
tenccd to be hanged November 20.
-Capt. 11. F. Edwards, of Palmetto,
f Darlington county, was found dead In
h:lis, edl on the morning of the 80th ut.
lie wvas perfectly well the night before.
- -Williaim .J. Cunningham was tried
> last week in the Lancaster Court for
I tihe murder of Robert Bowers at the
SiIaile gold uminle on May 12, last and
-WV. G. SmnithI, of' Anderson county,
from one-sixteenth of an acre expects
to make about 100 pounds of good
tobacco,, which at 25 cents a p)ound
would( be worth $25.
-The farmers of Easterni Kershaaw,
where the choleira has been killing out
so many hogs recently, arme thoeroulghly
disgusted with hog raising and are
anxious to sell out their entir'e stock.
-In A bbeville county, a few days
ago, a colored1 woman living several
miiles from thme village, wvho has been
1somlewhlat n,otor'ious for her immorali
ties, was visited anid whipped by the
-Thle new Catholic church at Abbe
ville will be0 dedicated on the four'th
Sunday in this monith with appropriate
ceremnom,es. Work onl the new Meth
odist church in tIle same town is pro
-Thell gin-hlouse of McDaniel &
Brooks, at Modoc, Edgefleld county,
-was accidenitally burned o" the 26th
nit., together wIth 25 bale,, of cotton
beloniging to farmers in the vicinity.
Loss abo ut $2,000; 110 isurance.
-It is said that Mr. O'Shields, a
wvell known farmer in Spartanburg,
hains beeni warned to leave the county
after' he gathers his cr'op, the chargo
being that he warned the sheriff ofth
apprachof he atelyncldhig party.
I-George U). Wadley, Superintend
cut of Construction of the Georgia
Centiral Railroad System, will comn
mnuce work on the Savannah Valley
R~ailroad1 imumediately, and expects to
comp)lete it hiside of eleven months.
-There are thirty-seven practlsing
Sphysicians in Newberry county, oneoof
.whom is a colored maln, Dr. Z. W.
SMcMorr'is, who graduated In 1883 at
Meharry School of Medicina~ of the
Central Tennessee Colleg'e, Nashville.
--There was a heavy freshet in'
'Lynchue's River, in the eastern part of
alKershaw county, last week, caused by
-recent rainis. The low lands were
- flooded and( the damage to the corn
- anid cotton plant(ed along that stream
s was very great.
S-The old Star Fort, at Cambridg'
in Edgefleld, the Aidvert eer says, stili
remains as a monument to the memorf'
aof those who shed their blood for
liberty in the great war with Our
Smother country. The trench which
General Green had dug in trying ter
Sundermine the fort is still open, gad
the marks of the pick, made ter i
. century ago, are distinctly seets. The
. trench is 200 yards long, 4 f9t Wide
and 6 feet deep.