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VOL. XV- PICKENS, S. C., THURSDAY. OCTOBER 15, 1885.
SOf all the tender and comfortable things
bat now and then sweet memory brings,
here's nothing dearer that love rgoalls
han the old-fashioned house with its white
Not a mansion to-day, though a marvel of.
an ever usurp Its place in my heart,
Sor there my earliest prayers were said,
4nd I slept at night in a trundle-bed.
leath ooverlids reaohing from feet to chin,
ya mother's hand tucked gently in,
d a ood-night kiss on my tired brow
ear holds no such blessing now i
oi garden was t..~ nt in flower-beds
bhere arl olds lifted their velvet head%.
And warmed by sunshine, refreshed by ew,
Tho bachelor-button and touch-me-not grow.
In the river, that curved like a shepherd's
We Ashed Yor minnows with bent pin-hook.
with little bare feet oft waded through,
Aid bravely paddled our own canoe.
Twas a home of welcome no one could doubt,
rWhose iatoh.string hung invitingly out,
And many a stranger supped at its board
While biasing logs in the chimney roared.
0, this is an age of reform and change,
jAnd things esthetic, modern, and strange
provements that savor of silver and gold
re superseding the cherished and old.
But Iturn from palace built for show,
WVith Mansard roof, and stories below
f frescoed, caloiminod. dadood halls,
To the old-fashioned .house with its white
A YANKEE SCHOOL TEACH
ER IN UTAH.
Lehigh is a little town a few miles
south of Salt Lake City. I reached it
late one cold Friday afternoon in Do
comber, and when I alighted at the
station asked a small boy who was
standing near if he would direct me to
"Hotel! There ain't no hotel in this
"Where do people go who want to
stop in Lehigh over night?"
"They go to the Bis hop's house over
The Bishop's house! A Mormon
Bishop, and I a Yankee school teacher
sent out as a missionary from the Epis
eopal church! But there was no help
for it, as I must have shelter for the
night; so I crossed the road and
knocked boldly at the door. It was
opened by the Bishop's wife, a tall,
thin, careworn woman, who eyed me
"Can I stay here all night?" I asked;
"I have just com to Lehigh on the
"Who be yon?"
I told her my name, and added that
I had lived part of my life in Louisiana,
that portion of our country being less
obnoxious to .these people than the
"Bo you a Gentilo?" she inquired,
atter another sharp look at me.
"I am not a Jew. that's certaiu," i
said laughingly, "So I suppose I must
be a Gentile."
1"The Bishop don't allow Gentiles in
this town. They never set foot here.
But you can come in if you want to."
I was surprised at the end of her sen
tenco, which boro no resemblance to
the beginning, and gladly accepted the
rather equivocal invitation.
The room which I entered was small
and poor, used for parlor, dining-room
and general sitting-room. In the apart
.utnt beyond I heard the click of a sew
ing-machino and the sound of girl's
"What d'yo come to Lehigh for?"
Mrs. Evans inquired, still eyeing me
with immense curiosity.
"I came hero to open a school," I
"A school! What sort of a school?"
"A school for all the boys and girls
that want to come. Haven't you
daughters that you would like to
She ign'ored the last qucstion and
faced me with her arms akimbo.
"What be you going to chargeP"
"Nothing! That's a queer way to
keep a school. Guess you'll get tired
of it 100on enough."'
A long pause followed, during wvhich
she seemed to be studying me and
growing more and more perplexed.
At last she shot at me this questionc
She turned around abruptly and
fiung open the door of the next room,
where!I had heard theosewing machine.
"Girls, comoe out here. IIere's a
woman, an' she's young an' she'sa goin'
to, keep) a school, an' you can all go,
an' she ain't a Pr-osbyter-ian or a
I is Impossible to express the vigor
of her tones as shio annoimnced these
separate facts, each one seeming equal
ly surprising to her.
'The girls crowded around me-such
a number of them I
"Are all theso your daughters?" I
inquiredi, though t fel t that it could
not be possible.
"Oh, no. 'They are MatildIa's, Ead
Jane's, and Loreny and Martha
"And who is Matilda, and Jane, and
Loreniy and Martha Ann ?"
"The Bishop's families," and she set
her tooth hard and turned away from
I found afterward that no first wife
of a Mortnon ever speaks of the ether
women ho are "sealeed" to her hus
band as his wives."'T
"families.,, a soil hy arc always
I noticed asalorgan ini the back
room, standing opposite to the sewing
"Do you play?" I asked.
They all shook their headp rather
sadly. I learned that the organ was
to tom a great and awful mystery. It
- ad never boon opened since it vas
-brought into the house some months e
*fore, taken by the IBishop in part pay
bf*ont of ade bt. There 1sas a man at
the railroad station, hny' *ofd eo, who
-could play an organ. Evidently they
felt the greatest admiration for the
mnan at the station.
In packinr, my trunk that morning, I
shad acCIdentally left out a little sing
Ing-book, and at the last minute tucked
it into my sateheL. I was thankful
that I had it witin ra I eat down
'to the brgan and played and sang to
4the.m. As I went on from one piece to
afnother, they grew more open
mouthed and Wider-eyed.
"Hlow many tunes do you knowP"
-on1o them aked at 1..t*
Y laughed as I told them I kne*
"Never counted 'emP"
"No; I never counted thom."
Tho man at the station; they in
formed me, only know six. It wa
plain that my musical reputation wa
already far ahead of that acquired bi
thQ man at the station.
When I went to bed that night th
Bishop had not returned. As I ap
proached the dining-room the nex
morning I heard a gruff bass vole
growling, with a jerk on each word
"Put her out! put her out!" I naturali
supposed some sort of wild animal ha;
entered the house, and hesitated an in
stant before opening the door. "A
Gentile woman-all night-in thi
house! A Gentile woman! You put he:
out! Put her out!"
I opened the door then and walkot
into the little room. The Bishop stoo
in thb middle of it, in a perfect fury.
"Good morning, sir, ' I said, a
pleasantly as I could.
"You're a Gentile woman!" hi
growled, in response to my salutation
"I laid out this town of Lehigh jus
thirty.four years ago, and you re thi
first Gentile woman who over got inmt
"Well", I said, as I took a chair an<
seated myself comfortably, "that I
quite an interesting circumstance. I'u
sure I'm proud of the honor of beinf
the first. I appreciate it."
- "You've got to go," he growled, is
the same jerky tone in which he ha<
said "Put her out! Put her out!"
"-Oh, no," I said; "I've come tl
stay. It is all the mOre necessary foi
me to stay if I am the only one, but .
assure you, Bishop Evans. there ar
plenty more who will como after ne.'
He looked as if he were going to
strike me. I have no doubt but that
he would have done so if lie had dared.
But one's life is safe enough in Utah.
The killing days have gone by, and the
Mormons know it. They are afraid of
our Government interfering when they
shed blood. The Bishop simply glared
with a ferocious look and clinched
hands, then strode out of the houso,
giving the door a terrific bang behind
him. Mrs. Evans was nearly frightened
out of her wits.
"There's a train from Lehigh at 11
o'clo'ck," she began, when I i:nterrup
ted her. "I didn t come to Lchirh at 6
o'clock Friday afternoon," I said, "to
leave it on Saturday morng. I have
come to stay, my dear madam, as I
told your husband."
That day I attempted to find a board
ing-place, the attempt eonsistin- in
walking from house to house, kno<.king
at the door and asking for a room of
some sort, not being particular as to
size, location or furnishing. The doora
were invariably slammed in my face,
though in many cases the slamming
process was preceded by the question,
which after a while became ludicrou.
enough to me, "Be you a Presby
terian?" That I was a Gentile seemed
somehow obvious enough. .
Not getting a boardino-house, I
bought a house-a poor litte affair o1
four rooms-and, though Saturday aft,
ernoon was not a very favorable timc
for setting up housekeeping, I managed
to get my trunks, boxes and some pro
visions into it, finding that hurried and
uns,tisfactory operation proforable tc
returning to the Bishop's house for the
night, even if he had not carried into
execution his threat to "put her out.'
Sunday morning brought divers of
his "families" to visit me in my novv
abode-Matilda, Jano, Loreny and
Martha Ann all had their representa
tives under my roof.
"Can you sing us a tune out of your
own head?" one of the girls asked.
I sang a few lines for her, then said:
"Wouldn1't you like to get. a lot of your
yugfriends in Lehigh to come and
gaeego sing this afternoon? I have
plenty of books in a big box, and I'Il
"All the young folks in Lehigh?"
"Yes; just as many as you can get."
"Oh, my! They'll all come!"
I never mentioned the words Sunday
school, but that is the way I began
one, the first in all the thirty-four-years
My day-school growv slowly and
through bitter opposition. I had fur.
nished two of my little rooms with the
appliances sent fronm the East, and
enough wvondor and curiosity was ox.
cited by thomn to keep sonio of the chil
dron in daily attendmnce.
But their greatest wonder was about
my religion. They became convinced
at last that I wvas not a Presbyterian,
but what I was rem)ained a mystery.
One day a girl said to me in an insinu
ating manner: "'reacher, you ain't a
Presbyterian or a Methody, andit 1 can't
think wvhat you be. Don't folks have
any religion whe you come fromP"
I answorodl; "Oh, yes, a very beau
tiful religion. I was writing some of it
this morning on the blackboard," as
indeed I had done, and I turned the
board that she might read those wvords
"Le all bitterness anti wrath and
anger and clamor and evil speaking be
p)ut away from you, with all ma lice.
And be ye kind one to another; even
as Go0d, for Christ's sake, hias forgiven
God was not an unknownu wortd to
the Mormon children, for they are
taughit thmat every Bishop becomes a
god in reward for faithful! service, and
Iwas not surprised at the girl's next
question: "Is your God a smarter man
than lirigham Young?" They seemed
profoumily impressed when I read to
them that God made the mountains.
"Blrigham Young couldn't do that,''
was one of the comments. "Did your
God make the mountains round hero,
teacher? I shouldn't think Ho could
make themi if lie lives way off in the
States." One of the boys brought me
several packages of books from the
post ofmee, andi conflid entially informed
some of his playmates that "God wviti
Ireal good friend of teacher's, and lie
ves in the, 8tates, and made all the
mountains in the whole wo:-ld and
sent her books through the post olflce."
Though all the Mormon fathers an'd
mothers were oPposedI to tihe school,
anid forbade the children attending,
many of them came regularly, to my
wurp rise. Upon questioning one of the
girls, who every day brougjt her little
sister with her, as to how she dared to
to so, she, answered: "Father hasn't
murt me yet, and I know ho won't
mneddle with little nachol tum ho'
whipped me-a.I I'd rather have a
beating than stiay home from school."
Bishop Evans thruiatenud to disinherit
one of his graudchildren if she persist
. ed in going to the Gentile school. The
message reached her in the stree:t. She
stood still for a moment, looking
thoughtful, then with a sudden toss of
the head she said: *Youi tell grandpa
3 that ho isn't very rich, and there's 166
grandchildren - besides mew, and 1'd
t rather have an o,lucatlon than my share
of the propuerty."
One night the peopile turned out and
stoned my house-1 had otten won
dered why they didn't burn it down
over my head. I certainly thought
L that they would dtnuolislh it, but I lay
t perfectly still until after a while I
r could hear their speculations as to
whether I was inside, and if so, how I
could sleep through such a commotion.
The next day one of my scholars said
to m.: 'Didn t the stones wake you up,
"Oh, yes," I answered; "they made
a good deal of noise."
She gazed at me in astonishment.
"Soared! No. I never thought of
" hy wasn't you?"
"Becaue I was warm and comfort
able in bed inside, and they were out
in the cold and snow working hard,
and I was pretty sure they would get
tired after a while.""-joston 'ran
As I approached Manikuagon Point,
opposite the red light-ship, warning
vessels off that dangerous shoal, I saw a
very small boat standing in from the
open sea, so far off that it seemed as
if it must have como up out of the sea,
;and did not appreciate the dangers
about it. As we both approached the
beach, I saw that it contained a man
and 'two children-a bright-eyed boy
about eight years old and a girl about
ten. The man jumped from the bow
into the surf, and pushed the boat off,
while directing the little boy at the
stern in a grull, sea-worn voice:
"Heave away, lad: got your oar over
to starboard, or she '1 swing around.
Now, Alary, shove her head over
hurry up! don't you see that heavy
swell? Hold hardl Now get her head
about, quick as you can. That's it.
Haul in your sheet." And at last
those little mites were standing out to
'sea sain, and settling themselves
'down in the storn-shcots as cjnposed
'y as they might sit down on a door
"Whore on earth, sir, are your chil
dren going, alone, and on this stormy
coastr Will you ever see them again ?"
"0 yes, sir," he replied, smiling ;
they are used to a boat; thet ure tak
ing some seals I have just broght in
from the nuts down to the next bay;
it's only a few miles. We don't think
much ajhout such dangers; but we are
perhaps a little too venturesome some
times. One of my friends on Anti
costi sent his two boys to take the
boat abross the mouth of their bay for
a load of hay. A squall cane up so
heavy that the boat could not beat in
to shelter, and they were carried out
to sea. Nothing was ever seen of
them afterward." Here he scanned
the horizon, and looked after his own
boat with a thoughtful expression.
"But with this fair wind the children
will soon reach home. We have an
other danger besides the weather:
sharks are dangerous here; they some
times follow a boat for hours, and now
and then they capsize her and take a
man 'down. At least we supposo
it must be done by the sharks. Last
year, right out there, an Indian was
after a seal; pretty soon we saw him
stand up and fight something in the
water with his paddle. In a minute
his canoe capsized and he went under.
When we got there all wvo found was
his canoe stove in amidships."
"But that seems more like the ac
tion of the devil-fish."
"Well, yes, but we have never seen
any devil-lish here, and there are plen
ty of sharks." -C. If. .Farnhama, in.
Jiarper's Afagazine for September.
The Flight of Humminag-Burds.
The humming-birds are small (the
largest species attaining to about the
size of a swallow, the smallest not
much larger than a bumble-bee) and
of delicate structure. They are famed
'for their magnificent -plumage, whlich
almost always displays meta ' tints.
Their flight does not resemble that of
any of our native birds, being main
tained by rapid vibrations of the
wings, which enables them to remain
apparently motionless in one spot for
a considerable time. Their passage
from place to place is effected by a ser
ies of rapid darts, almost too swift for
the eye to follow. Their flight might
perhaps be best comparedl to that of a
moth. Like these insects, the hum
ming-birds hover for long over a flow
er, sap g the honey wit itheir long,
.thmn bill, and in other p)articullars also
-in color and form, for example
humminga-birds and moths offer soe
remarkable parallels. Representatives
of each may be found, to distingtuish
between wvhich needs a close scrutiny,
and whlichi, when on the wing, might
perplex the best observer. T1o all out
ward appearane the humming-birds
are birds when at rest, insects when in
motion. -Popular cSicnoe AMonthlty for
Imagine a slenderly built man, about
the medium height, weighing, possibly,
140 pounds, and who, althougrh 88 years
old, appears 60, but retains the erect
figure and q1uick movements of youth;
a complexion naturally dark and tanned
by the suan, with biack, feverish eyes,
black hair, anid a thin mustacho, so
black that it seoms dyed; clothed In a
plain business suit that may have been
picked up in any ready-mado store, a
standing eolnar, frayed at tihe corners,
a black tie, a eommhonplaco straw hat,
andl cheap shoes, staring, intensely
black eyes, the most, prominent feature
of the thin, restless face, which looks
prematuroly agedh, and yet displays a
wonderful vitality in overy glance
This mani will be S:am-Jonos, the great
Southern evangul ist. -1.0ouisv ille 'our
P. T1. B;ian hans p)romiised to give
Jumbo's skin to Truft's College when
the elephant dies.
THE WIlONU MAN.
Worldn g the Cinfdenn (aJmo on an Old
New Y,rk Soldier.
James Chittenden is a well-to-do
farmer of western. Now York, who
fought under Gen. Grant, and who
came to the city to pay the last sad
tribute to the mm"nury of his old colu
mandor. Time has whitened the long
hair which streams over his coat-collar,
and ons bending at the plow has it
parted a stoop to his broad shoulders;
but his face is ruddy with health, and
his atop) as fim andi springy a1s ever,
while his arm is as strong and his
glance as bright as when he first shoul
dered a musket. Many eyes were
turned upon him as ie sauntered sadly
down Broadway on his way to the city
hall yesterday afternoon in his travol
stained linen duster, heedless of the
clamor of the passing crowds and the
din of car-bolls and carrlage-wheels.
A sorrowful expression clouded the
benevolent countenance of the veteran,
and he was walking along slowly near
Canal street, saddened by thoughts of
days that were gone, when he was as
tonished by a cordial salutation from a
slim, dudish youth, who suddenly smil
ed up at him and waved at him an am
brosial hand glittering with rings:
"'Why, bless my soul, Mr. Smith,"
exclaimed this product of latter-day
eivilization in the most honeyed tones,
"who ever would have thought of see
ing you? This is indcod an uuoxpoct
Mr. Chittendon for a moment was
taken aback. le survoyed the new
comer from the crown of his white tile
to the points of his dainty patent-leath
or shoes and saw at once that he was
an entire stranger; but lie loves a joke,
and a twinkle showed in his clear
gray eye as lie replied with a quiet
"My name is not Smith; it's
The dudish young man bowed his
most fashionable bow and at once pass
ed on, with profuse apologies for his
mistake, and Mr. Chittenden again
pursued his way. He had stopped
laughiig at his little adventure and
had relapsed into his former train of
meditation when he was a second time
accosted by another apparition in a
standing collar and cuffs, and a voice
even more unctuous than the first, sa
luted him as "Mr. Brown." Whether
Mr. Chittenden's faith in human nature
had been shaken by his first encounter,
or whether his love of a joke again im
pelled him, he does not now remember,
but he immediately seized the hand
extended to him and shook it with cor
dial violence, uttering at the same time
the warmest greetings.
"How do you find yourself, my dear
est friend? There, stand off so I can
look at you," cried the exuberant
farmer, emphasizing every word by
tightening his grasp of the stranger's
haud. "I'leased to see me? 'Iho plcas
uru is mine, sir;; oitircl' miine. Only
to think of it's being yo'u! %1 hat, Como10
to see the funeral? How considerate
of you, cli?"
"Oh, yes, and-and all that sort of
thing," replied the other, his smile a
little fainter and his tone a little less
cordial than at first. "Why, what an
affectionate fellow you are, Mr.
"Aye, lad; cordiality runs in our
family," rejoined the farmer, closing
his fingera relentlessly and working
his arm like the handle of a force
pump; "a firm hand shows a warm
heart. Affectionate? Well, I reckon
I am. None of your loose grips for
me. Meet a friend as a friend, I say,
and don't be ba'ckward in showing
your frien uship. Why, how well you
look. I should never have known
"'Timo dioes alter one, it's true.
There, there, Mr. Brown; I have been
suffering with a sore hand, if you would
"Don't mention it, sonny; don't
mention it. Nothing like exercise to
keep good blood circulating. I can
never control myself at the sight of an
old friend. WVell, well, only to think
that it's you. How --how-you've
"Yes, indeed, and that reminds me
-'ve an important engagement, and
I see I have no time to lose, so If you'll
just excuise me-"
But Mr. Chittenden is not the man
to p art froni old friends so hastily, and
so he only jerked the arm of his new
acquaintance the harder, renewing his
exp)ressions of delight. By this time
the thing was getting serious. The
would-b~e confidence man was capering
with pain, anti struggled in the vice
like grasp of the stalwart rustic like a
lobster in the cluitches of an octopus.
His face and hins were colorless, and
his brow streamned with cold perspira
tion. His eyes stood out like saucers.
His collar broke loose, his hat fell off',
and the light seemed to have fadedl out
of his life. The agony depicted on his
face was not lessened when he saw
that a crowd was gathering; and the
farmer released him only after a final
wrench which nearly tore the wily
sharper's arm from its socket.
"What, going already?" exclaimed
Mr. Chittenden, who had never turned
a bair and rather enjoyed the exercise.
"Well, well, you needn't be In such a
hurry," lie continued, in a reproachful
tone, as the confidence man picked
himself up and darted around the cor
ncr out of sight of the a ppreaching fig
uro In the helmet and brass buttons.
"That's rather shabby treatment of an
old friend like me-but lie didn't seem
so very gladh to see me, after all," and
Mr. Chitten don beamed benignly upon
the grinning bystanders and calmly
pursued his journey. -New York,
Miss Belva L,ockwood is not quite so
ridiculous as campaign carticaturles
made her. She might be 40, or she
might be 50. 11cr features are of the
clear-cut Grecian,retined typo; aquiline
nose, straight forehead, overhanging a
p air of sharp,penetrating eyes, a glanc
into which at once convinces one that
the lady is endowed with more than
ordinary brain power. Mantled over
her foroehd Is a roll of handsome,
wavy gray hair that adds much to her
natural beauty of her face. There is
nothing in her outward appearance or
expression that would lead a casual ob
server to guess thatt she belonged to
that miuch-ridiculed class of women do.
nomninatod "stong-tr indod.
A Domestic Tragedy.
Last summer while the writer was In
Amelia County, Virginia, the following
incident occurred, illustrative of the
philosophical manner in which negroes
accept the decrees of Providence. Amo
lla, it will be remembered, is one of
the black counties. Thie negroes occu
py most of the old homesteads, and are
given over t3ignorano and supersti
tion. The Wigwam, the old Harrison
p lace, a house well known in Virginia,
s surrounded on every side ty hordes
of negroes, who own small tracts of
land, and farm them. One of these
settlements is at "thm Ludge." once the
property of Mr. Robert Archer, a dis
tinguished Virginian gentleman of the
old regime, now, with all his descend
ants, dead and gone. My hostes.s and
I was peeling poaches on the broad
veranda, when Mary Ciesar, the dairy
"Miss Anna, gimmo piecc o' ?ight
bread, please, marmt."
"Who is sick, Mary?" said Mrs. II-,
light broad being a luxury reserved for
the ill negroes.
"Sister Rose Archer, marm."
All colored people claim the frater
nal relation, whether there is any in
reality or not, if they are members of
the same church, or have "experienced
"Why, I thounht Roso Archer lived
In Richmond. What is the matter with
Mary's large greasy countenance,
which rivalled a bombazino dross for
blackness, fairly shone.
"Well, Miss Anna, you 'memuber Sis
Rose was married to Unk Crutch henry
Archer's son Willum, en doy moved
fum de Lodge to Richmond. 'Bout
three week ago Sis Ros cn Willum had
a fight'bout somo'in', on Sis Rose hit
Willum Archer orlick on de head wid
a stick or wood, en it kilt him, it pintly
did. Willum Archer always was a
sickly nigger. Well, Miss Anna, she
done all she could, en gin him er fun
eral, en den, bein' cz she was awidder,
en pore, she come up to do Lodno to
stay here 'lon ger Willum's dadily en
mammy. Unk Crutch henry Wore
mighty 'flicted 'bouten Willum being
kilt, 'cause he were do onliest son whar
he had, but Sis Rose say she gwinc dar
to be all to company she ken for Will
The peach knife fell. Mrs. H--,
though schooled to Amelia eccentrici
ties, stood transfixed. Then she gasp
"And William's father and mother
lot her stay there after killing their on
"Miss Anna," said Mary. in a pecu
liarly soothing voice, "Unk Crutch
Henry done ax Rso'huck un, sho come
to kill Willum Archor, en Sis Roso say
she dni' know huc' umt.''
* S * . * . .
'This was Monday. Sunday afternoon
Mary re-appeared, an expression of
triumphant excitement in her eyes,
though her manner was as gentle and
deprecatory as eovr.
"Sis Rose Archer dead, Miss Anna,"
"Dead! When did sho die?"
Mary smoothed her apron.
"Well, Tuesday muornin', Miss Anna,
Br'or Jemos Barksdale went to Court
House, en do sheritf sont Sis Rse word
to git ready, 'cause he was cumin' to
do Lodge Monday nmornin' to git her
en hang her for kilinii' of Willium Arch
er. Eu Sis Roso say of do sherifi were
comin' to hang her, ez sh were poroly
enyway, 'tl:a'nt wuth while toga up, so
she gwtne die."
"Nonsense!" cried Mrs. H-. "As
if people could die when they chose!"
"'Sis Ruose done die,"' said Mary,
stoutly. "S.. say 'twa'nt t/l whalc
to get ut, jest to be hunyfltd, en shm die
last night, en p)leaLse, Miss Anna, hom
me go to tie funeral. Unk Crutch
IIentry gwine gin her a mighty nice
buryin', bumi' ez she wams a widdor en
Willum Archer was die onliest son he
hicd."'-J. U.* (Cabet, in A'detor's D)raw
er, IJurper's .Iaya(zine for ; cti,br.
A New Hotel D)odge.
"Key to 278!" said the bell-boy to
the clerk of a city hotel, as lie rushed
up to the counter.
The clerk took the key out of the
box andi extendled it to tho boy, when a
thou ghlt struck him, and he stoppled
andi looked in the box at, the address
on an enivelopo lyiiiw there.
"WVho wants it?'iio inquired.
"Lady~ in parlor-ini a hurry,'' re
plied b ront, dancing a jig of imnpa
"TIhat ain't her room. Go back and
ask for her name."
Front dhisappleared and returned
"She saysS it don't make any, differ
ence--It's a mistake-and she's gone."
"Thought so!" ejaculated the clerk
to a reporter standing by. "She was
working the'now racket. It's a p)retty
goodl one, and sometimes takes; Oper
ated by women generally. T1hiey go
into the l1abes' parlor, ring for the bel
boy, :.em send imb in a matter-of-fact
way for the key of some rqom. Hie
asks the clerk for it, and, if ho is bunsy
and thinking of somethiing else, lie
hands It out wvithout a question. 'Thion
tihe female sharper goes through the
room In a hurry, trusting to thieves'
I uck that the occup)ant wvillI not return
before she gets away. Then the hotel
Is responsible for the loss. --St. Louis
The largest hotel ini Santiago, Chili,
recently built, has Its oddity, like other
things In that country. Tfhe oddity is,
says a correspondent of the Sun, the
bar in the cafe wvhere ladies are ex
pected to lunch. '"It is,'' lie adds,
"the only hotel bar iu South America,
anti the p)ropriotor.of the hotel, who
wanted to introduce aill the modern Im
provements, was rather bewildered in
selecting the location of this one. But
it is a beautiful bar, anti the ladies ad
mire it as mnueh as the men. At first
they wqre disposed to walk up to it and
say 'Th'o same for tme, if you please,'
with their brothers or husbands, but.
have been conviinced that the proper
fornm Is to sit at tihe tables anti take
their drinks there. To see a lady drink
ing a cocktail in the bar-room of the
Grand Central of Santiago may startle
the prohilbitionist who comes here, but
It Is quite as much the' fashion as to
suck mlint juleps through a straw on
the balconies of n. Long nhaiioh iotL"
THE N$WS OF TUE STATE.
Some of the Latest Saylngs and Dolg, In
-The Citadel Academy is well undet
way, with excellent prospects.
-Newberry College has opeued
unier very favorable auspices.
-B. F. Welsh has been acquitted of
the murder of W. C. Moore, at Lau
-The Green Pond Walterboro and
B3ranchville railroad Is in a fair way to
-Z. M. Wolfe, of Orangeburg has
been acquitted of the homicide of
-An amalgamation of the Huguonot
and Camperdown mills at Greenville
-Abbeville is to have a bank and
Major A. B. Wardlaw has been elect
-The New Brighton Hotel on Eulli
van's Island is being put in trinl for
-The executive committee of the
Piedmont Fair Association is booming
the coming enterprise.
-David Miller and James Carson
had each a hand and arm lacerated by
cotton gins in Spartanburg.
-Congressman Tillman will address
the survivors of Colleton at Walterboro
on the 17th of November.
-The State Convention of the Wo
men's Christian Temperance Union
will be held in Greenville on the 15th
-Thihree prisoners escaped from
Newberry jail a few nights ago by
taking the lock off the door of their
-Henry Butler, colored, accidental
ly shot and killed another colored man
in Bordeaux, Abbeville county, last
-The South Carolina College has
opened with about 175 students. The
prospects of the institution are brighter
-Tle 1Rev. A. W. Moore, of Lan
caster, was thrown from a buggy in
Laurens county last week, and pain
-Owing to the increase of business,
two trains a day now run on the Abbe.
ville branch of the Columbia & Green
-Mr. G. W. Williams, of Lancas
ter, had his house destroyed by an in
cendiary fire last week. Loss about
$500. No insurance.
-'Te lRev. 11. M. Allen, of Hall
Township, Aiderson conty, was
thrown from his horse and had his
right arm, just above the elbow
-Mr. J. D. Avinger, of Vance's
Ferry, claims to be the youngest Con
federate soldier, having entered service
whet he was only thirteen years and
six months old.
-The Columbia postotfice ueeds n
separate delivery windows for ladies,
as the crowds are such at the single
window now used as to preclude the
presence of ladies.
-J. E. Elliott, of Lancaster county,
fired two loads of bird shot into the
head of a negro named (Geor2e Carter
who had attacked him with the heavy
end of a w,agol whip.
-Henry Ashley, an aged colored
man who had affiliated with the Dem
ocrats, died in Aiken last week, and
was buried by big white friends, the
negroes having ostrrcised him.
-Governor 'I'hompson has offered a
rewvard for the airest of parties en
gagedl in tihe lynch1ng of Culbreath
andi has instructedl Attornmey-Gener.aI
Miles to assist in the prosecution.
.-An Orangeburg farmer has exper~
imnented in raising tobacco, and comes
to the conclusion that it is a more val
utable crop, and that it would require
less cultivation and less fertilizer than
-Major Jose ph Carter, trial justico
at Carter's, Colleton county, in coming
dtown stairs on Ihe evening of October
7, stepped on a small (log and fell,
breakinig his arm in whichb he was
wvounided during the war. HIe is doinig
.-Mr. 1tobert Brodie, of Aiken,
seiz/edl an immncse hawk by the wvings
as it was endeavoring to carry off one
of is chickens, wvhen~ the savage bird
imialted Its talons in his legs and held(
on until Mis. Brodie decapitated it
with a hatchet.
--The main statue for the Calhoun
monument at Charleston has been fIn
ishmed andt ill be shippel)d from Naples
in a few (lays. Th'le statue is of bronze
and1( represenits the great statesman in
the act of rising from his senatorial
chair. it will surmount the monu
-Trhe Adjutant and1( Inspector-Gen
aral of the Uiited States has prepared
uniiform rules for infantry art illery
andl cavalry practice, and General
Maniganlt will promulgate the rules at
an carly (late ini this State, with the
h,ope0 of securing uniformity of prac
-Mr. C. L. Payscuri, of Lanacaster'
bonght as o1(1 gold an old-fashioned
medallion with thle following inscrip.
tion on it: "This is the picture of
Edwvard Fenwick, Esq., of South Car
ohinas, grand son of Itobert Fenwick,
E.sq., of Stanton in the County of
Northiumbecrlan,d. Edward Fenwick
was born in South Carolina January
22d, 1721, amid dlied July 8, 1775."
-A gentleman just from Charleston
says that D)r. Bellinger will be acquit
ted ift tri ed for the killing of RIl9ey.
lie says that suflcient evidenuce to jus
tify his action will be brought out by
Dr. Bellinger. It is rumored that ho
consulted some of his personal friends
before the difficulty, and was advised
by them to follow the course that lie
-The Presbyterian Synod of SouthI
Carolina will meet at Chester on
Wednesday, October 21, at 7:30 p. in.
The 8.vnod embraces iive presbyteries,
116 ministers and licentiates amid 192
churches. Among the interesting mat
ters before the meeting wIll be the
observance on Saturday, October 24,
of tihe centennial of organized Presbv
te,'ianism In South Carolina, wlih
9.ddresses by D)r. Girardean, and the
consideration of the Woodrow case.
e sS man.sva, as4 Sa
iraets .r Iatesres,Iin4tMWs talMr na
-Germany in at o i poi
Spain's claim to the CaroIf1'
--Frandulent thousasd 40
on the District of Gioltmbia art
-The resignation of Civil-e.
Comissioner Eaton eontinues toa o
-President Cieveland wni
New York in NYovember to tovt
-Yale College is keported to f; +'
losing its students. Expensive living
is the eause assigned. .
-The "Moonlighters" In Ireland are
forcing the farmers to take an oath that
they will not pay rents.
-The amount of standard dollars
ut Into circulation during September,
?n th'reghr conrse of busiuess, was
-The Virginia contest seems to Ed -.<
attracting but little attention, theugh
it is said to be waxing hotter each sue
-The cholera in Spainu l,still dimin.
ishing--the new cases being less that
two hundred per day and the deaths
only a little over one hundred per day.
-C. L. N. Reade, agent of the
Southern Express Company, who ab
sconded from Morristown, Tenn., with
$12,000, has been arrested in Mexico.
--The Supreme Court of Virgini
hus granted a writ of error in the
Cluverius murder case. This brings
up the case for hearing before that
-The grand lury at Green River
found "no bill' against the sixteen
persons charged with complicity in the
Chinese riots at Rock Springs, Wyo
- A suit for 1,000,000 acres of land
in Mississippi between Col. H. Evers,
of England, and Thomas Watson of
Chicago, has just been decided in ftvor
of the former.
-The Rev. H. D. Jardine, of St.
Mary's Catholic Church, Kansas City,
Mo., has been convicted of Improper
and indecent conduct and suspended
from priestly functions.
-The Texas beardless mall robber
has been arrested. He says be was
out of money and had to rob some one
and thought that Uncle Sam couid
stand it better than anyone else.
-Samuel A. Green, of Boston, has
been authorized to act as General
Agent of the Board of Managers of the
Peabody Fund, in place of J. L. M.
Curry, appointed Minister to Spain.
-The colored Republicans of New
York have appointed a comtnittee to
demand from the State Republican Con
mittee "more recognition and repre
sentation in the Republican party."
-Haverhill, Mass., an important
shoe manufacturing centre, hts for the
past three months shipped- eight hun
dred cases of shoes per month more
than for the same period of last year.
-The funeral of the Earl of Shattes
bury took place in Westminster Abbey
on Thursday last. An immense crowd,
made up of all classes in life, were lq
attendance, and the services were
-The lawsuit In Iowa, known as
the Jones County calf case, which has
been In litigation over eleven years and
ruined several farmers has been set.
tied, after an outlay o $20,000, The
four calves were worth *50.
-W. D. Ne wsome was convicted at
Salt Lake City last week of two'
charges, polygamy and unlawful co
habitation. This les the dirst double
conviction under the Edmunds law.
lie will be sentenced on Octobot- 17.
-The immense wholesale stationery
and printing establishment of HI. 8.
Crocker & Co., of San Francisco, was
burned last w'ek. Four men were
buried in the ruins. The loss is esti
mated at $500,000; libsured for. *150,
-Tho Irish Catholie Bishops counsel
peace, and condemn all acts of violene
and intimidation. Sir Richard C se
Home Secretary, says that unn aI
thinigs quiet down, repressive tn4Ae..
ures, more severe thair ever, will have
to be employed.
-The United States Geographical
and Topographical Survey decides by
measurement that Clingman's Dome a
peak of the Balsam Mountain, NI. (.
is the highest peak east of the 20oky
Mountains. This settles a long dis.
-Mrs. Cole, of Madison county, N.
C., is the oldest woman in the United
States, having been born in 170,j*.
years before the accession of King
(eorge to the throne, and haUa vivid
recollection of events which occurred
thena. Shte is a widow.
-It is stated that Mr. Win. T. Black.
wvell has built In Durham, N. C., dur
lng last and this year ilfty.nine buid
ings. He makes it a rule to sell any of
these buildings at prha~e cost, and sIx
per cent, interest on the linvesment, to
~arties wishing to become citizens of
-Mrs. Veronica Bulls, who per
formed the remarkable fast in New
York, died on Thursday morning. Her
fast began August 10, and since that
time she did not touch a -morsel of
solid food, living entirely on water in
which 'small quantities of morphine
-~The trial -of Agnacia CJortes,
charged with the murder of Stani..
forth a brilliant youn lawyer, three
months ago, at San Antonio,Taras,
reslte ina verdict oif not nity.
Cortez was the mistress of Stau.
lie was found dead in her room. The
defence maintained that Stanifortb
-W. II. Stedrecker, a bookmaker ft
New York placed his pocket.ok
containgl 800, on a seat in arailra
ear, ini order to count ether .aaoney
with which he had just bsest p.144
bill on the train going to thme,T
Park races. On the arrdval of
train at the track, being aboeo~4
conversation with a friend, hp wais~
off, leaving his pocket-book bbE4
Stcdrecker has not since seem5
pocket-book or his ,nen.