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VOL. ViI.] WINNSBORO, S. C. WEDNESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 13,1871. [NO.13
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What XWild Do&
0,. if my love offended to,
And we had words together,
To show that I would minaster be
I'd whip her with a feather I
If then she, like a naughty girl,
Would tyranny declare it,
I'd give my love a cross of poarl,
And always make her bear it I
If still she tried to sulk and sigh,
And threw awa'y nil posies,
I'd eatch my darling on the sly,
And smother her with roses.
But should she clench her dimpled fists,
Or contradict her betters,
I'd manacle her tiny Wrists.
With dainty golden fetters I
And if the dared her lips to pout,
Like many port young misses,
Id wind my arm her waist about,
And punish her with kisses!
A Swing for Life.
Our ves.el was the surveying brig
Plover, which, day after day, in the
reAlms of the Arotie,*with bows sheet
ed in crystal, with icieles hanging p -
dent fron the yards, with frozen sails
and shrouds, went rippling on her
course through vast fieldi of ice, and
among stupendous borgs that towered
above our very masts.
Sublimity, brightness and gloom al
ternated in this wild clinie.
At times we saw the red Aurora
Borealis fanning the cold sky, as if
in mockery, with its lurid light i at
times the ice danled with brilliancy;
but often it seem covered with black
shadows, while the, eternal thunder of
the tides, washing the bases of frunen
cliffs, boomed on our ears.
But there was a little sunbeam in
our midst, w.hich cheered.us more
than words uau erpress.
It was Claribel-the captain's
daughter-a child of ten, gentle and
lovely, while full of life and spirit.
Captain Janes had taken his little
one with him on the voyage, hoping
thereby to strengthen and improve
the ohild, who, although she had not
yet shown any sign of ill-health, was
light and frail, with her fair hair and
blue eyes, AIie complexion of her
sweet. mother, who had died of con-'
The captain was a stearn quick tern
pered man, but he almost. idelized his
child. So did all thmjailors. Chirp
ing like a bird, wrappe4, in her pret
ty fur coat, she would run and skip
about the docks, smiling kindly upon
Sometimes hIe would notnt the icy'
shrouds, and perched away.up on the
topgallant yards, look down laughing,
at her parents, as he anxiously book
oned her back to the dock.
She was a great olintber, and could
run ulong the rails and go kp' the
rigging almost as faist 'as a sailor.
Meanwvhile her laughing voice wvould
seem to ripple and tingle all over thme
vessel, failling silvery 'music upion the
ean of the listeners.
Every morning our ljttle girl must
come on deck anid:,feed the chickens,
diovus, and-other fowl, of ,which there
whichwrs wAmped lpy aipipe running
through II.from the after-cabia.,
'One day oslove, eager, to get the
erutnk bs abaeld out, . rushed at her.
haind with an'ionpetuouity which .scat
the sharp bill int~o tho flesk . of the
e "Plaay nothing to p~ p~ti,
she 4hntI~exed, ,as alho,~gh tly plaspegl,
thiq inujme~d hanld ;. fhewi be agy
aqdm frasid,;will hrt th 2itl
Papa,~ hiowever, overlienra and~l saw'
Thle puret wa passingaatjhe time.
This was a young .fwiss of twenty,
who had, once boon a poor chamois
hunter, lbut wbip 'having a, ate for
the navy, had entereda a'nval sohool,
ndby .his suerl aiiis ial
wosi hsis pressut position.'
*Wiopad pmn af'ection ,for.MXove~s, and
had tjien great paitis to proou're
these is the vessel, at our last port,
"but-but,-I thpught we wore not to
"Whbati, pow~ if they hurt my child?
Oby 9 rders gt onice, sir."
.Tepurser turned giale.
. s"o. ir F' ,he answered, firmly.
"I could nevg obey such an order,
MJy moethpa juste lefore . he died,
made upp a present of a deve, which I
have new at home. This sort of a
bjrd bas, ever , been, sporeod (g mec
"But it has kurt my child P' 'orIed
-th captain, hmis eyps :fairly. blasing.
"ome, air obey I.' .
,The epurser', who, was a fairair4d
genle.looingyoung follow, shook his
sir I" he ahswered.
The captain's rage was unbounded.
I1 picked up a hand-spike, and rush.
ed at the Switzor, who must the next.
ihomdent have bveu kilocked to the
deok, but for an interposition. This
was Claribel, who was a great favo
rite with the puiset'.
"No I oh no I' cried the child cling
ing to her parent's arm t "do not-do
htA strikI him I The bird did not
hurt ine much, papa. It was more my
fault than the bird'b P'
So wild, so eager, so excited was
the little girl, ribw trembling all over
that she at once had the effect of cool
ing her parent's rage. He knew hur
extreme sunsitiveness-knew that if
he persisted in his purpose his child
would be thrown into a delirium.
The hand-spiko dropped from his
"Promise me you won't punish
him at all P' pleaded Claribel, still
"There, there, I promise 1" said
Captain James, kissing her.
le walked away, and she seamed
now contented, smiling through her
tears upon Harry Delfer, the yotng
The captain could not forbear giv
ing him a parting shot.
"You havn't the spunk of a chicken
Mr. Dal fer,'' said he :"I don't know
what you'd do if we were in much
Delfer's eyes flashed, but he eon
trolle I hinclf, for little Claribel was
tugging at his knee, whispering,
"Never wind I"
The wounded hand was well in a
couple of days. Meanwhile Delfer's
refusal to chop off the dove's head was
by many of the sailors, looked upon
as proof of his being decidedly "a
The vessel was then at anchor.
One morning, about three days af
ter the event recorded, a dove flew
out of the bin, and was, 'oy the wind
blowing freshly at the time, carried
some yards from the ship. It alight.
ed upon the edge of an iceberg, tow
ering to the height of our top.gallaut
yard, and from thence to the very
buimit of the berg.
With a quick cry, Claribel bounded
to the rail, and, getting over into the~
main chains, she was, before any per.
aon could pr-3vent her, upon the foun
dation of the berg-a broad, circular
jagged piece of ice, upon which the
base of the froten pliunacle was fixed.
The upper part of the loftly mass
projected outward, like a huge rocky
suelf, overhatiging .!lie fouundation.
As it wa~supported by a rather nar
row strip of ice, an-l as it had been
heard to crack several times by those
aboard the vessel, we all expected to
see it give way at any moment.
Judge therefore of our consterna
tion when we saw Claribol, light as a
fairy,orawling up the rugged side of
the ice-cliff. It seemed to us that no
man, unless it wan an experieiced
climber, could mount that berg. His
weight would, we believe, cause him
to dlip at every step. Caribel, how
ever owing to her lightness, went up
the precipice almost as easily asif she
wore going up-stairs.
At this moment the vessel, caught
by a puff of wind, swung round, so
that, for soveral minutes, the little
climber waus lost to our view.
The captain and the rest called to
her to comec hnck, -but the wind was
blowing against msyo that we doubt
ed if we were heard.
At length there she stood upon that
hugeoverhanging mass of ice project
ing from the sumimitof the lofty berg.
The dove had Bown; to is little lodge
of ie on the very edge of the mass,
and Claribol stood looking down at it.
Not seeming to see or hear us, she
suddenly stooped., and. actually slid
to the ledge l
The .stoutest heart abioar4 ship
qusailed at the little one's peril, eas~
pegial y when a loud crack was aud
denly eard, and the strip supporting
the projecting ice-rook was seen to
yawn with a wide orack !
TIhe captain turned pale. . Falling
from .suoh a height, .Claribel
would be dashed to pieces on the jag,
ged ice, fifty feet below,. which, in
sharp points, projected on all sides.!
Still there she was laughing uneon
scious of her peril, on the sleppory
ledge, rceblbg ouit for the dove.
The berg was now oscillating with
the waves ; the cracking sound wvas
The captain sprung to the quarter.
boat. -Half a dozen men, among them
the young Swiss purser, llenry Del
fer, sprung in.
The boat : touched the lcy found a
tion. All the ccupants at once.
each? man eager to be then one to save
the little girl- endeavored to .ascend
the slippery precipice, and ,failed
all but the young Switzer, once a
chaumoishunter, who steadily mount.
ed to-thme summiit of the berg.
,i Iebad snatched a coil of rope froin
the boat, -aid thrown it ovor .hi.
"Stand by I" he exolaimed, to
these below; but, even as he spoke,
~be glanced'quickly at th,, poil, ssld
.fraw that go another ice-oliff shopp~
five, feeropposito the one umpont which
A nother loud oracking was heard, the
overhanging mass part~ly fell from it.
wipport-not quite enough to dislodge
the child--and wa., kept from going
further only by a slender splinter of
ice beneath, which must give way in a
Delfer sprung forward, and,stooping
over the da6gerous mass, he quickly
secured the rope round the child's
breast, just beneath the artupits.
Now, then was the trying moment.
He would not have time to haul the
gitl up3 no as to lower her on the oth
er side of the berg I he must do so on
this aide I and tnttt do it quick
enough to enable the men below to
catch the little one, and retreat with
her to the boat ore the nmass should
Now however, he made a most dig
eauraging disoovery. Oin lowering
the gir, h perceived that the rope
was not long enough to reach further
than half way down I
''lie icy mass was reeling-it was
sliding-it would fall in ten aO
The captain groaned, the men trep
bled and turned pale, noid of them
weeping like children.
"She must perish I" all cried, ei
inultaneou.-ly, draWibg back, to eeape
tle icy mass.
"Help me, Father in heaven
came the clarion voice of the 8itder.
All looked up; to see hltn brace
himself firmly, his blue eyes flalhing
p hosphorescent light, his long, fair
What was lie going to dot
le could not leap ;iuto the sea, on
account of the bergs there so closely
packed as to insure his destruction.
This was not his intention.
lie braced himself, and awung
Claribel to and fro twice, like a pen
The third time, with one tremen
dous effort of his-.neway arm, he sent
the girl swinging far along to the sum
mit of the opposite berg, so that she
there landed safely upon her feet !
This performance was something
like that of heaving the lead, and was
most adroitly executed.
Not a moment too soon.
Crashing thunder, down went the
huge mass of ice, the gallant young
Switzer narrowly escaping by leap.
ing to the berg to which he had sent
Claribel, and which being, as men
tioned, only five feet distant, was
Cheers went. up to the sky.
Claribel was soon in the arms of
her, father who, afterwprd grasping
HIenry's hand, begged his pardon for
having thrown an imputation upon his
courage on that day when he refused
to out off the head of the dove.
There i4 a sequel.
When Clarihel became a woman,
she was united in wedlock to the no
ble fellow who had saved her life.
Inspector General Joseph Belknap
it is stated, is now continually receiv
ing lettera from the principal ports of
the country, calling his attention to the
unsafe condition of the steam vessels
engaged in the passenger traffic. The
feeling of insecurity is so extensive
that the people, it is remarked, seem
to have turned out almost in mass as
informers. %vean if only one half of
the assertions contained in those let
ters are true, the steam coft of the
country mxust be in an exttremely peri.
lous condition. A prominent citilen
of New York writes that the boilers
of hut few of the Sound and North
River boats, and of the ferry boats,
will bear inspection. Letters frotn
Now Orleans and the principal towns
along the Mississippi assert that the
recent explosion of the boilers of the
Ocean Wave, at Mobile, may be re
peated any day. Inspector Blelknxap,
it is repotted, will shortly issue a
serieS of stringent instructions under
the recent act of Congress, and local
Inspectors will be directed- to subjeot
the boilers of all boats in their res
pective districts to the most careful
scrutiny, and condemn them in all in.
stances whxerethey appear to be in the
least defective asworn from use.
A Kentucky man who attempted to
cross a high railroad bridge at Sh1ep
ordaville, in thdt St ate, on the 24th
nit., stumbled nnd fell between the
ties, but fortunately managed to grasp
a tie with his hands, and there hung
dangling, with 100 feet of sheer fall
beneath him. Ho was utterlyj unable
to regain the top of the bridge, and
he hung on with a death grasp until
his cries brought assistance. Lifted
from his perilous position, he was led
off the brid ge, and hile sat down for a
few minutes, apparently overcom~e by
the danger through whllh he had pass.
ed. Then ho got up, as he said, to
go home, walked a few stops, and fell
to the ground dead. P'hysilans wito
carefully tixamiried the body Bay thma
there was no bruise or wound sufficient
to disable hiin, much less cause death,
and are of the opinion that his death
was caused bf fright.
An aneedote is toldof 3 a .yoq mg
ladyof .l arrisburg who .me recent y
9n a ridjing exegmrpigo. Theno: ,s
commeseed kickiieg,.when plhe, g' thsp
-mostoimple manner requaestoyl her com
p anion to got out and hold the hor'
leg, or he might Injure theve.
About to Spring.
The telegra, in our yoterday's
paper showed that the tiger of the gov
ernment was preparing to spring at
Soith Carolina. That poot 8tate
the object of the sympathy and coin
miseratiou of every intelligent and
considerate persot-a tioniument of
nslsgoverittient and porsecution-is to
be struck at to inspire the "wholesome
alarm" spoken of by the Radicals
throughout the south That is to fill the
southern public mind with ddisnay atid
restrain the southeru people from oppi
sition to the war party now in pow
Martial Ilw Is to be declared in
certain districts. What do those
who declared that the kuklux law
gave no such power to the President
say to that I Thu ohairman of the
Committee to Investigate "Soothern
Outrages" suggests to the President
the propriety of this meusure. lie
understands what is authorised b)
the kuiklut law, and so does General
Grant, not that he is a lawyer, but
that he knows what powers he asked
Congress to give bim, and that was
one of them.
Poor South Carolina I Ifer case
cannot be made tnuoh worso. She
would be glad to be retmanded .to the
territorial condition ; and Congiaess
has much right to romand her to this
condition as it had to pass the kuklux
law under which the President pro.
posed now to act h 'le territorial
governitient would be infinitely pref
erable to the rule of barbarism. It is
far mure nece..ary that that wretch
ed State shouk, be put under Terri
torial government than it was that
the distriet of Oolumbia should be.
The4tadleal party in Cougroes dim.
covered that with the niugro power in
that District there could he no peace
nor rest without a change of govern
ment, and they did not hesitate to
make the chnng-e. -iut South Caro
lina is not to receive the benefit of
any considerate measure of It1dioal
isni. 8he is reserved for pemtitlies
and punishments - to be exposed
daily in her humiliation and t, re
ceive her allotted stripes-to show the
power oi the victor and to strike ter
ror through the land.
Well, this relentless war party
cannot rule always-nor, let us all
devoutly trust, will it be permitted
to rule the country more than for
a brief period. For the sake of the
country and humanity, its days should
be soon ended.-Richnond 'ispatch.
The Pestilence Fly In Canada.
Following on the Colorado beetle,
the next infliction to note in the order
of insect life is the appearani.ce vf the
"pestilence fly." The arrival of this
insect, which is rarely or never secu
in ordinary years, is believed to be
the forerunner of potilence, and it is
said that it was the last noticed in
great numbers in this latitude previ
ous to the breaking out of the cholera
in 1854. The insect, specimens of
which have been exhibted to us by a
citizen who credits the supposition
above cited, is little less in size
than the common house fly. It is
jet black on the back and wings, the
latter being round and short, the bel
ly and under bide of the wings are
striped with yellow, while the legs
are yellow, tipped blacek near ,the
feet. it is certainly an odd lookin g
innect, and one which we do not ge
member having seen before, It Is
found mingling with tihe common flicsa
and as it is represen~tcl to be, quite
common at pt'esent, those who are
t3urioust to examine the new orner.
will have little difficulty in capturing
speimens. As regar(S time aggpposi
tion, or otherwise theory, that the ap.
pearance of this fly is an indicative of
a pestilential season, we are not
prepared to mx press an opinion. At
mall events we mshall give way to no
alarming apprehensIons unitil we have
some assurance freom the flies them
selves on the subject-Hlainilton (C
Railsing 'the Bodies of Drowned Person.
In the case of a rccent acoidentail
drowning, in the hlack.ensack rIver, N.
Jl., soveral persons made attempts to
recover the body, but without succe.a
A French Caunadian, named Buteine,
then undertook the job, and is report&
, ed to hatepjroceoded after thme follow.
ing scientin linutner, Hanving sup
plied himself with somno-glasA gallon
jars and a quantity of unalaclied
ime,'Nie went in a boat to whemre the
man was seen to go down. One of
the jars was illedi half full of lime,
then filled up with water~ anid tightly
corked. It was then- dropped into th4
water and soon after exploded at the
bottom-of the river witha loud report.
After the third-trial, each time in a
differouit-place, the body arose to. the
surface and was secured.. .-:
From -retur~s uastos :to. tli At
Auditor', ol110, says the IPh euix,.9t
appears there is about. $21,940 defleit
to belacoountodi for, u .l
AKbddhad TpihlIQ py e.f fardts
pg',$eed ph led'F jofore 15 'is
liongty ; tst it before 'I "is Wnyy
'A cargo of sax~'uunred little mp
keys, all intended' for ladies' pes
were landed in Now York recent.
A Bolt from a Olear Sky-The Mireti
lous Escape of an Attie sleeper.
Early last Friday morning, at Erie,
1s., a thunderbolt descended from an
almost cloudloes sky, doing much
damage. The Republican says: Ou
the north side of Fifth street, near
Sate, is a double brick house, the
western half occupied by lion. Alfreid
King. The families were startled by
a report which seemed as if heaven
and earth had com together. After
the shoek was over, Mr. King, sleep
ing below, arose fur the purpose of
aseortaining what damage had been I
sustained by is household, be ing ant- I
Isod that the bult had fAllen upon I
As he glanced through the various I
rooms upon the first floor, he found t
them filled with soot and dust, but no (
appearance of demolition. He pans- I
ed up to the next floor above and E
found the same state of things. He
then started for the attic,. in the
southern portion of which his son Ken.
nedy was sleeping, and as he looked
in at door of the apartment he lsaw
the light of the morning streaming
t hrough the roof, and Kennely almost I
buried in the debris.
l had risen from the matrs of
plastering and splinters of rafters and
shingles, which had fallen over him,
and was sitting upright in bed, trying
to clear the dust from his eyei. The f
mortar was almost an inch in thick, Fr
ness, 0110 piece of which weighing '
about fifteen pountids, as well as a
large amount of smialler particles and
oplintered timber, fell upon himi, and
he found himself almost buried be.
neath it, and, what is fuly as singular
as anything else Is that fire was nit t
Coiiimnunicated to the mater ial, which I
was almost as dry as powder, as not a '
drop of rain fell at the time.
A New Party in MassachassettA, 4u
It is reported that in response to a
call of a committee prevlously appoin.
ad, a convention, composed of
some 200 dlegates, met in New Era
Hall last Friday evening, with clos.
ed doors, and adopted a series of re
solutions as a platform for the
"American Union Reform Party."
The first resolves gives the new party
its name ; the second accepts the
amendments to the Fcderal Constitu.
tion ; the third decilares the per etui.
ty of the American Union ; an1d the
others declare for thu maintenance of
the Dible iin our common schools ;
for civil and religious liberty 1 against
a union of Church ad 8tato and the
use of public money for the support of
sectarian schools or churches , in favor
of general reform in National, State,
and civil governmcnts, by a represen.
tatiot' of all claPset of people ; opposi
tion to all class legislation ; a full and
impartial consideration of the great
reforms of the day, etc., winding up
with a declaratiou to nupport no man
for office who will pot pledge himself
to e..rry out the above principles at
all hazards. The executive commit
tee were instructed to make arrange.
nents for the c:lling of a publiemeet
ing at an early day, the iuvitation to
be extended! to the liberal men of all
parties. No nanmes are given, not
even of the cowmitrte by whoum the
convention was called.
Observers of thme heavens report
that the planet 8aturn is now a eon.
spionous object in thme evening sky, t
Using in the a-iuth at 9 o'clock at<
night, and thee about half.way be-<
tween the hmorizon and the zenith. j
Hie is just above thme well-knmown bow
of Sagitairlus. hlis rinlgs are now in a~
very favorable paositionm for obsierva
tion, having the mtiImum inclination
to'the eye ; but the interdsting phie
nomenonrtequireR a telescope of at
least-three inichus aperture to see it
with advantage. The planot Mereu.
ry is now nearly at his greatest cast
ern elongation from the sun, and will
be visible in the west on very cenar1
evetaings, about half an hour after
sunset, for three or four days. Hie is
easily seon with the naked eye wizen
the horizon is clear, ned mnay ,be
known by the peculiar brilliancy of1
bis lIght. Jupiter rises just before
the sun. lie Is now visible as a tuorn
ing star.-Balmore ,Sun.
Sleep for Childtfat
I Alaine votes the Radical ticket.
Acorrespondent of a Now York jour.
nal tells tis what the polcy of the
pai'ty baa done for the nd ustrial In-n
terests of that State. Hie says for in
stence, that Itath ten yeate -ago had
fifteen ship-yards in full operation,
turning out forty good vessela a year.
Then' it was obo of the most " prosier
ous cities ini Maine. To-dsf it has
but four shipgaerds, th^ population
has diinlahed two thiousand, troffie
is deand, and real estate has degreolat
0(1 fifty per cent. "Bath,"- says the
Now Yprk Globe, "'iiggt glot,be dis
pouraged-~--better daysa re 0oming."
Posibly they' are omnitig, -but they
Ml'over dhnmA untilldid~aHIst'gOes.
The New York pipers toport the
.da9yth of a wo~mas ,nthat olty fycnni
hating her thum'b b en 1, another
qman.' SuperitIon Nbeted, and tho
poison, which affected her w1iolo sys
tamrnnnMh not be stopped.'
A Lying Scoundrel.
Here Is a specimen of the damtiable
lies published in the New York Trib
tine, and furnished it by the thieving
eagabonds in this State, who trav
31 about under the guise of drum.
mers and agents, but who are hired
'pies and pimps for the Federal and
tate goveruments :
Thero are many counties in which
irrests can be made only at the peril
>f life by the United States Marshal ;
ithers in which they would not dare
Attempt to make any without a mili
ary force to support them. In some
daces, where small bodies of troops
ro stationed, it has been found noces
ary to take the same precaution that
iosts liable to sudden attacks by an
nomy always take. FLeports to this
'feoot have been abundantly verified
oy sworn testimony before the Con
,reasional Investigating Committee,
nd by the confidential reports made
o the War Department by command
og officers. It Is shown that not
lone in Mississippi, but elsewhere in
he South, are the Ku-Klux move
nonts so dangerous that the War Do
artment has 'recently been compoll.
d, as a matter of rensonable prooau
ion against possible insurrectionary
iolenee, or, at least, resistance to the
igorous enforcement of the Ku Klux
at, to make such disposition of the
aroes at its disposal as will make
ossible a speedy concentration in any
pecial locality.-Brandon (Misr.)
The K. M. Mili ary School,
Sii.e the close of the war, this ad
.lrable institution has boon under
lie exclusive control of Colonel A.
'oward, who hap steadily maintained
ts reputation as one of the best
chools in the country. We are
ratified to learn that after the first
f January next, lie will have asso
iated with him, as co-principal, Col.
ohn P. Thomas, of Columbia, who
ill then mako Yorkville his homo
;ol. Thomas Is pusecssed of the largo
xperieued necessary to the successful
iannagenient of such an institution as
he King's Mountain Military School, I
le having been for a number of years
lie Superintendent of the State Ar
enal Academy at Columbia. We
ongratulate Colonel Coward and the
atrons of the school on the happy
ombination. and our :at i.. r
fly on the fac tthat Col. T ko.... is to
ecorno a resident of our town.
Opinien of Wilumes.
The New York Court of Appeals
as recently decided that witnesses in
trial before a Court of Law must
tate facts and cannot draw conelu.sion
or give opinions. '.The case in which
his decision was given, arose in anit
etion on a policy of insurance to re
over for a lo.s by fire. The plain
iff who, under the New York statute,
ras witness in his ease, gave his own
1pilion as to the quantity as well
is the value of the goods destroyed.
Pr, this evidence the Insurance Coni
>any, which was defendant, excepted
id carried the ease to the Court of
pfpeals, where the decision of the
ourt below was reversed, the evidence
iold inadmissible, and a now trial
irdered, The Court of A ppeals in
lelivering its opinion state d that the
natances in which the opinion of wit
eosses can be adinitted, constitute eK
options to the general rule, and that
lies, exceptions are not to be extenid
dor enlarged so as to include new
ases except to prevent a failure of'
ristico and when better evidonoe can
lot be obtainied.
An Outlnw illid.
Washington Dollard, a negro out.
aw, was killed a few nights since in
31arendon. Th'lere weu'e several war
'ants out against him, but ho had
ucoessfully rebiated arrest-in one
niatanoco choking the Trial Justice,
irnd in another leveling a doublo-bor
-el gun at the ofioer who tried to take
iini and who, thereupon, backed out
ind allowodhina .to esebpe, He is
aid to have been Ku Kiuxed - y his
>,wn color, the party surroundinig his
uouse and being fired upon by him,
t is rumored, with some dauriage to
he assailants. lio then made a dashI
or the woods and was fired upon and
tilled. H~e was a brother of Jim
'teed, recently killed by Constaible
Weeks, and he and his' brother were
,othi fromi Clarendon. They were run
>ff from there and camne to this Couun,
y where they continued their, course
if crime until the country becamie too
iot for them. Both are now dead.
Convenilions of Colored Mlef.
The coo:oMd mon of the Onited
states will bold two conventions of a
iational eharaotorthis fall. -iThe first
sa ealledj a Nationat Convention. anid
nil meet in 8t Louis, on the *22d of
septempber. The soond is c'alled a
south~rn Convordi'on, altbough it Is
.1 ought that nearly all the States v; ill
be gepresented..it will meet in~ Colum-.
bia, 8.P., on the 18th of October.
l'his avowed purpose of spoh is eon
(ulttion oni matters connected with
Lthe'welfare of5 the colortd race.
A couple were married .down in
Maine last week, whose ages were
aevonNT-oigbt and eightyv y.
A Singular Tradition.
St. tephen's Day, in the 1le of
Man, is given over, among i great
p:rt of the population, to a cruel
custom, that of hunting wrens with
sticks and stones I and, when they
succeed in capturing one, it is tiod
to the end of a long pole, and carried
around the country. The oustom
arises froin a superstition, data
ing rar into the past, of a fairy so
beautiful that all the youths on the
Island wont to lolk at her, and then
she would sing suoh wonderous songs
that they followed where she chose
to lead them, which was into the sea;
fosr he was oruel and wicked, and led
them, one after another, to their
0 -ath, until at length soarce a young
i .an was left, and trouble was in a
Manx home for the son or brother
that was missing. At length there
caine a knight, who, vowing von.
geance, laid a deep plot for the do.
struction of this wretched lady. He
scised her by her long hair, but as he
stood over her with his drawn sword,
she suddenly changed Into a tiny
wren, flying away from under his very
fiigors, and so escaped with a mook.
ing song of triumph; but by some
power greater than their own, the
wieked lady-fairy was compelled once
in every year to re-appear in the Is
land in her assumed "form I and this
is on St. Stephen's .0ay, when the
young men of the superstitious island
"go for" her with a vivid memory of
their ancient wrongs.
Rew Orleans Sinking.
Tio Picaynno of the 20th says I
For soni thirty or forty days past the
bat.ture In front of the Bazaar Market
and lied Stores, has been gradually sink.
ing until to-day, just below the Red
Stores, it is seven feet below the ordi
nary level and the settlement varies
from three to seven feet. The length
of battire, which has thus sunk is
about seven hundred and fifty feet, and
the width one hundred and twenty,
aid there is no telling when it will stop.
'he city Surveyor has make borings, to
investigate the strata, with a view to
the construction of a work that will
provent any further sinkage, but has
not buen able to find any strata suffi.
ciently firm to gnaranty the permanence
of anlly work.
At a depth of fifty feet nothing more
Qta ble was found t han sand, with a very
slight, mixture of clay, and just now the
aurveyor Is in a qutandiary as to what is
best, to be done.
At intervals in the past the batture
in this vicinity hus sunk in the same
way, but not to such an extent, the
greatest sinkage we believe, heretofore
beine not exceeding five feet.
Tlh present sink is not in the water,
but inside of the wharves, etc., on the
spaen over which the roads of tho Pont.
chartrain and Chattanooga Railroad
CompaniCe paq These companies
have been compelled to fill up as the
ground gave way, and will probably
have to keep fllhing for some time tno
The Radical 1liiuipias In NeW York.
It is confessed on all aides that the
Radical, camp of New York city and
State was never before in so thorough
ly disorganized a condition ohi the eve
of an important campaigni as at the
present mometnt. The two delaga
thos fronm the city are in the field,
armed cap-a-pie, anid the leaders are
trying to solve the probletn of rnoon,.
ciliation. It is stated that the over
tuires for peace fist came from Greo
Iay himself, the principal terms being
that eithter Greel ey or Fenton
ton should be put on the Grant ticet
for Vice P'resident. The other side
then demanded the renomination of
0onklinug and the appointmieat' of Mor
gan to a first class mission. Wheth -
er the treaty will be concluded, and
whether, if concluded, it will "work,''
is not known.
Two Mari Rlousted Alivc by a Thulnderbolt.
During the storm at Deckortown,
N. J., on Tuesday night, the barn of
Mr. John Sutton wvas struck by light
ning and was burned to the ground.
After the fire search was made among
the ruins when the blackend bodien
of t wo ment were dr agged out. -At
first no one could intify them, but
it was subserluently learned that two
"tramtps" had taken lodging in the
barn an hour before i6 was destroyed.
T1hoir ramons are unknown.
"The color of yolks of eggs" may
or may niot be slightly affected by the
kind of food eaton. But it Is oortains
that the yolk or a new-laid egg Is
always of a light lemon color, and
that ago causes it to grow darker.
A yolk of a deep orange color simply
denotes ran old egg. The lghter the
color of the yolk the fresher the egg.
'rho Raleight Sentinel Is told that
Mr. Parrot (Ireeoh, of Johnston coun..
ty, h as on his farm two pig., five weeks
old which have only two feet each.
They aosaid to be thriving finelysand
will be on exhibition at the ntext 8Smto
A rail wea coliionl oeenirr AL Boi
ton, EnglandI, Tuesday night, uand six
Persons were injured.