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VOL IX91. . .. WINNS'ROS C.,WDNESDAMONG,.MRC25lT.. -76 .
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The following spicy poem is from
the versatile peu of Mr. John Hay,
.-author of Little Breeches, and other
charaoteristic 'ema. It is appro.
pti ate at this time :
TlE PLEDGE AT SPUNKY POINT.
A TALE OF VIRTUOUn XFfoRT AND MUMAN
It's all very well for preachin,'
3But preachin' and practice don't geo
I'm posted on virtue and temp'tnuce,
And you can't ring i in oRam.aao.
Just foddlo A'ltig with your pledge,
Ef that's what you want me to sign ;
DeitNixt ie and you, I've been thar,
And I'll ntat take any in Vnine,
-A yonr ago last Fa,'th July.
A lot u' thu boys was here;
We all got corned, and signed the pledge
Fur to drink too more that yoar.
Th re was Titrnau doy. and Sherill 'MoPhall,
And nme reud Abner Fry,
Auti heltby't hay, Lovili.:us,
And Me Uolyers-Luke and Cy.
And we anteed up a hundred,
lia the haands o' eaitcon liedge,
Fur a u tie div ided I he follerint' Fo', h
Mongst th b.oy. that kept. thoe pledge.
And we kriowed each olher so well,'4quare,
I ori may take ty neal- f.,r -n Jool
Et vvery in wieu bhe si;;ted his naco
Dida t Ie dea-l ire of the poo.
S'it while at. all wert lovely
We put utp a job next. d.iy
FVur to tace Joy 'tieve hi.s wife was dead,
an11d %e went homes mujiddlin' gay.
',i-na Aoner Fly he kaW" '-r -man,
Arid atome lie wias hung, Mu lhanil
J est bilked I lhe v ido w outvn hot sheer
By gettin iiu siewed in jail.
"lut Chris'mas scooped the Sheriff
'I he eggnog, gethered him in..
,A it Shelbyti tjoy, Leviticus
Was'New eli'.a ai'ht as adi
Asnd alohg in .Marh, the Ol!y crs
Uoi so drunk arln a fresh tle owl
'Votlhi a louke-j 'tongsidou'th,:m: wo yonng
L;ke a sober temperaince fowl.
F.or moantlas alone I walke.1 tho olalc
Itshoughts nay ~be.art. vlosuld baealk,
And all Omnt hiovs a.slapp~ing my back,
Asti asiin', "hViti'll yaa t ext c "
anever slet .gittpliut dreainit' dreams
(if Bin bin, Peraca , "Ar Rye,
But i chawed at. mty niggerlaeead and ewore
I'd take that pool or die.
Al. last-the Fo'th-'I h pnbhpd ty.al
Through chores and hreakrasi soon,
thet aconlede down to Taggart's sto-e,
- For She pledge was ol'at nlot
-And all she boys was gethIared thar,
And each man hilt his glies,
Vatchins' me and the clock, quite a olemn
. cFr lo see Ile last minute 'plass.
The clock stru ek twelve I I raised the jug
And ink one lovin' ps1ll
was chllar clar from skull to boots,
It seemed Ydiild'n't lit full.
But I was roused by a fiendish laugh
-That might have raised the dend
Them or-nary sneakfs had sot the clock
A half an hour ahead I
"All rithi,"I Vqunwked, "'yn'ive got moe
Jest5 order your atrinits lagains,
Anad we'll paddle up to the 1Deacon's,
-And scoop the antee in."
ILut whean we got so Kedge's,
*Wihat a aighat was that we saii I
Thae Dacona and Parson Skeeters .
In the talc of a game of draw.
Tihey had shook 'em the hecft of the morunin
Thse Parson's luck was fa'r,
4n(1 he rasled, t'he minuse we got, thar1
Thse last of our pool, on apr
8o no more temp'rnnco for me, 'Squire,
.I 'low it's all vcry fine,
Baut ez fur myself-.I .lhyk ye,
* .'l noet lake any i ie a
.,What Snow Watbf may Ild..
STh-e Mddatreal Star says that Dr.
'Edwards hias addressed a -comm'uni
eation to the M~Iayor of th'o city o'n the
aubbt'tof the r~duso covered up by
~the snow on thbe streets, whiebh even.
haally he thinkul, wll be desicoated li),
INarch winids, distributed as line dust
in the houaecs and inhalod on. the
streets, Hie says ztitithola litius i!b'ih,
p itbin an' hour or tuo or melting,
the snow-water coniinlj a 'h~witrn; .of
l iving orgwuisttfi, includ ing thost 'or
the innfsoiy animsalcuil, and a vari s
ty taf ottlli tmd - ibriones', a 'tea.
spoonifal bocoming, in feot, a mainia
lure latusritin, entl, it flow -graihs of
the d tust Wen'tiohed cohtaininsg more
filth, assnial life ,aud gerins of disesai
than a blo'ok of' ice '600 'poiinds in
height. Dr. Edwards urges the
Bloard of hlealth of the city to.reihdire
this unwholososme nuisalube fr~n i e
strgety aisore yromnptly anad offaciently
drafn bttfariser yealts, gad' reprpsents
the danger to health 'from 'tisd do
posits in bose..eisteruas, which he
found In every euse teeting with
ective abithal lif'e
The Washidgton> Chronico calls
the recent duel neaor Adgustit a
sketoh-"rnfler the old masters." If it
bad added, in charooal or lamp-black,
the simild would have boon complete,
says the Nashville Union and A men.
The Efficacy of Yrpyer.
The GIlie'd Age tells how tnclo
Dan't and the ohiln Arot qpil a Mis
.issippi stoainboat, 'They were sit.
ting in a row on 'a log in a warm
evening telling about spooks after
the manner Qf south w'estein gros,
when Uncle Dan'l said impressively,
"Chil'n, dars sumnfin a coinin.' t A
deep coughing sgund troubled the
stillness, way.to*a'rd a wooded'eano
that jutted into the stream a mile
distant. All in an instaat it - fleree
eye of fire shot out from behind the
cape and sent a long, bti liant path
way quivering athwart the dusky
water. The coughing grew louder
and louder, the glarint eye grew
larger'and still larger, glared wilder
and still wilder. A huge shape de
veloped itself out of the glooth, and
from its tall duplicate horns dense
volumes of smoke, starred and span
gled ,wit,4 sparks, poure4 out and
welh\ tumbl in' a*ay into the farther
darkness. Nearer and nearer the
thing came, till its long sides began
to glow with spots of light which
mirrored themselves in the river and
attendel trie inmnster like a torohlight
procession. ".7hil'n," said Unolo
Dan'l, "it's de Almighty. Git down
on yo' knees." As the noise aod the
lights drew nearer Uncle Dau'l pray
ed :"0 Lord, we's ben mighty
Aricked, an' we knows dat we ?serve
to go.xo c bA ylace, but good Lord,
deah Lord, we aiint redy yit, we aint
redy-let dese po' obil'n hab but one
Mo' chalice, jes' one mo' channcc'
Take do ole nigg:A If you's got to
hub soumebody. Good Loid, good
dealt o01ta, we dota't know whab
3ou's agwyne to, we don't know. who
you's giot yo' eye on, b".it Wve knows
by de way you'is a tiltin' along in yo'
.haryot o' finha dat somte po' simnr's
gwyne to cetch it. But good Lord,
dese ohil'en don't b'loktg hoab, dey's
I'mtwbedstownt 'whalh dcy don't kn'ow.
nufeu, an' you knows yo' owo sef, dat
dey aint 'apont-iblo. Oh Load, spar
die little chil'en, don't tar de little
chil'en away 'm (ey frens, jos' let
em off jes des once, uAtd take it out'u
de-Me gi ggah., Heah I is, Lord, hse~h,
I i3 1 Do ole niggah's ready, Lord, de
ole-" Here the steamer's whis
tle soreoched fairly in the faces of
ilao owe a-truck grou, and uncle
Dan'lI, eizitg as naainy fthe ohil'n's
hands us his owni brawny o reb would
'hold, acourd ulT toward the wooda.
Look'ing back they saw that the bout
was rounding a point out of sight.
Well,'" said the relieved uncleu
L).D,-"derou soumiff folks atit say dey
sbit no 'ficiency in prah. tis chile
would like to know whah we'd a tben
if it warnt fo' dat rah. Dat's it,
s ft 6 re .
Judge Dent, the President's broth.
e r-in la w , i .d y ing . . I ' * V '
-TlLe Communists of Ntew York have
resolved to celebrate the uprising of.
their brethren in Paris with a ball
and banquet on next Wednesday
Tie Missaltri tiegilnture iaa paes'
ed resolutions of respect to the meni
ry of ex-President Fillmuore and
Senator Sumner, and similar resolu
tions in regard to ex-Senator Wvigfall
John R. McLean, one of the pro
prietors of the Cincinnati l2nduirer,
wao.saent to jail, on Saturday, for een
t'enipt of court, for refusing to testify
as to the source of certain informna
tiont publis~beds in his paper.
WVhen the German manils by the
steamship Moselle were opened at the
!'o w York post,-eflipe, on Saturday,
at d~as fou'ndthat at leant forty pack
ages, oeh cont aining from two liun
dred to three haundred letters, were
l4rokpjn and in a ruinous state. Near
ly all of the damaged letters wore ep
closed in thin,.flim.syaubhp'eE,' and
the packages *'ere tied up in weak,
brown paper, not calculated for an
"Some years ago," said Old llank,
"I took a bed b'ug to an iko? founiidry;
arid droppe'd it in the huale whore the
melted iron was, and had it run intoi
the skillet. Wel my old woman
used that ,r lii~ey pretty siea4y fot
ihast six' years, and he'r'o the other
day she broke it all to smash and
what do youitjnkt gpotlemen, thnt
~e ins'eer jdsLi fralked out of his
l'iole where he'd been lying like a
frog in a rock, and- niade traoks foi
his fobat, llti 1utby George,
gentlomen, lie ldoked"' mighty pale I"
AK farmer'saw an'a'dvdriieed reip~t
to pf'event' wetll and cisterns froin
fr eezinig. He sent his money, and re
ceived the .answ'r a "'1"ke in y'6u
well or cistern on cold nightb and keep
It by the hrn"t
The amorous jailbird. E. S. Stokes,
has conta ibuted $100 to~wsrd furnish
ing reading matter to the female de
partmnent of Sing-Sing prison. Gen.
ero'us and gallant even in the cala
boosel , .. ,
There are more bald beads in the
new English House of Commons than
Our 500,000 dogs furnish one of
the most important economicie 16onsld.
orations how affecting the State. In
\he first place, they militate ~igainst
the mutton oroR annually to the ex
tent of atloast $5,000,000 ; secondly
they oat at an average of twenty five
cents a week eaoli $6,500,000,
enoggh to run ill ouir coniton schools
and leave a large stealable surpls;
thirdly, they slay annually, though
hydrophobla, at least 120 persons,
which (at $5,000 each-the average
price paid by railroads for the very
poorebgrad6 of brakes nen) amounts
toia further sum of $600,000.
Here ia a direct expenditure of
nearly seven aqd ghreoe qqarter mil.
uions'fHr'dds, n6t to mention the
inee, coats, and more remote and
sentimental dauiages resulting from
lawsuits about dtg'6fghts and conse.
fiuent sev.ecanoe of friendahips ,be..
tween the owners of the oqmbative
Add to this the annuil expenditure
in the city for old boots, chamber
crockery, er papweights, bootjacks,
and such other pr4iolos as. may ti
most readlly utilized of moonlight
nights, and it will occur to the most
prejudiced friend of the dog that he
is un animal wherein retrenchment
could be practised to advantage in
these economical days.
Capitalized, our dogs rerr'oAen ",
waste $80,000,000, and invested at
compou d .interest, one year of their
apgregate worthlessness, would pay
off the national debt before 1900.
The execut ive comnmittq , of the
Nationa, Graige of the Patro's ol'
Husbandry are niaturing it plan for
tte to, mu:tion of i statistical bur3au
in conection with the National
Grange for the collectiou and dis
seniination of information broughout
tue country in regnil t6 tAhe condi
tion of the crop3. The new bureau
will be located at WVashington, D. C.,
and in churge of Mr. ). W. Aiken,
secietary of the State Grange of
South Carolinn, who, as general depu
ty of,.he orde, hps been intrument.
at in promoting its growth iumany
Southern StCte. Subordinate gran
ga7 will report direct to the State
grange all itiformatiou of interest re
1.ting to the c.rone. 'lhe % di*Terent
State glaiges will repotn' by tole
graph to the stati-tical bureau of the
order at, 'Vathington. The bureau
will compile anid umaannnzriz.e these
reports anto a miouthij rep ort of' th6
cropS ol' all sections of the country,
and will simultaneou,,ly transmit this
report by telegraph, monthly, to all
St ate gravges, wkich in ,un' I will
firhish it to every sui.ordianate
grange within their jurisdiction.
This infurnation will not be furnish
ed the pre.s for publicatiot, it . being
intended exelusisely for the ben'eft
of members of' the order.
A Saccesslul immlngrant.
Gotfried Weber, a ,rman immi
grant, w.ljo rccently arrived in this
Sti" 'and settled in Lownedsville,
has written an exceedintgly pleasant
letter to the Zeitung ?f tIhis city, in
which he speaaks of his new, home and
the treatmencrt Ihe receives, and other
matters. He is evidently well pleas
,ed \vitihis adopte4 hemee, pnd likes
the people by whom he isoprrounded.
TJhmis unlmigrant, who is evidently a
smart man, says that lie has been
away from his native land fivo years,
during which time he has travel ed
considerably, and theti no'wh'ere ha
lhe ever bceen more kindly received
than in South' ICarolina. which lie
speaks of in flattering terms as a
section of the country wherein he
believes the industrious immigrant
.will be able to lbi a 'comfortable
home. Hie refers to the relatiotn be
tween himnself and his employer as
being of a very pleasant character;
and says nekt year lie will it-t life
fol- himself, having been proihised
laudll to cultivate on hi' own account.
, , n important lleclalop.,
in the bankrupt court on 'lieeiday
the I10th, in the ease of 1T. M.. Friday
bankrupt, upon the application of a
prodlitor chiining under ian agricultu.
ral lien and creditors claiming und,r
judgementi, p'rige to iho amondhi:ent
of tbe bankrupt tact of Mareb, 1873,
it was held by Judge Bryan that the
bankrupt .was not enititled to. hiie
hiouaiestea'&esem ption against said
cjlahmns. II. M. Thompson, Esq.,
of Williston, JBarniwell County, was
on motion, amitted to. practiee in
tclie Dirtrict Court of the United
States, and made a philosophical and
able argument in favor of the bank
rnvt's rights of. homes tea.4 under thes
timonded bankrupt law. . Judge
Blryan while expressing his apprecfa.
tiun and And admiration for the are.
gument of Mr. Thomson, decided'in
aceordance with his previous relitns.
News and Courier.
The Japanese stud ent, J. Katow, at
the )Vashington Lee University, is a
young man of high social p'osition ir
his douintry. He. is a, convert t
The Condition of OttIfoia as do
scribed b d g lRePublichtn N.
t Leghaiblt.o of Sout C rolina,
is apparently a gang of thieves, in
tent only upon plundering the people
whom it is supposed t servp. Lou
practilc has 1iAod tle 1jcgisli6ta'o
of the State a perfected systen of
brigandage. gnorant opgroos, travns.
planted fromt e cotton fields to the
halls of the Capital, where they ha've
been drilled by unsorupulous white
adventurers, have naturally mado a
iockery of govei-aenit and bankrupt
eC the State. It is surprising that
su.u legislators, repreonting con.
stituencies debased by a long period
of vassalage, and under such tutelage,
should have displayed an ingenuity
in fraud.which has no parallel in
It is notnAgong the least of the do.
plorable consequenees of negro supre
maoy in South Carolina that the cred
jt of the State has been utterly destroy.
ed. Th1l btat,e debt. his boon itareased'
over $10,000,000 since the close of
the wpr and nothing has been scour
ed iii publi improvements for thist
prod igal wanto of the public revenues,
The bonds of the 8tate. ro worthlessi
and matters . ive ,novi become so
desperatolfat the robbers who rule
it are forced to depend for their
atealings upen the pittanoe of tafa
tion whidh cAn still, be ,wrung f rom
an iuipovoriahpd eo pIe. Pubido
Imorals hevo been so debased that any
hope for purification from within the
State can hardly be entertained.
N. Y. Times.
The total visible supply of .otton
at present is fixed at 2,080,427 bales.
A. H. Stephens is quite sibk in
Washington. Tho Centennial is not
hmeeting with 'much favor in Con.
The Democrats have made gains in
New Hampshire. The tide of poli
ties is turniug against the adminid.
Ir. Wm. W. Pbolps is the rusijg
.wit in Congrqas. He, is froih e ;w
Jeri-ey, and excels Cox an-I Prootor
A family has 'just b0en 'permitted
by the Eouth Carolina Legislature to
chatige its name from Moses to I-lard .
Moses, as a surname is becomiz ub.
popular in ti d-Ctute'. -'
Ada Clare, alias- Noyes, the at.sn
who wits bitten by her pet poodle, has
died of lydr'opliobia. She was a
native of Chalrleston, and *ihi'e writ
ing for the papers rtceived .tl .gr..
briquct c Queen of the nhaustaus.'
A dend-beat las been palming
himself off upon the citizens of Tole
do, Ohio, as a son of Gen. Wade
H ampton, an hgrowing small MDSm
of moiey. Ttrane tht t'these Yan
kees can't distinguish a South Caro
lina gentleman from a dead-beat.
Manufactunng and . immigratiqn
sem to be taking muoh of the public
attention at present, and if properly
gone into and pushed forward with
alacrity, our financial and political
condition wills1id falif for future
prosperity. Many .immigrants are
now seeking homes within our bor
ders, and many new cotton mills
springing up, with the old ones doing
a paying buk ihies, is a sure sign that
we are 0on tihe road to imnprovewmt.
TIhe Granit evillo mills, near A u.
gusta, Ga.; now runs over 20,000
spindles and 700 looms, .pays .fromu
ten to twlte~et dividends,' had
a handsome surplus, anid is about
building a new mill. The Langley
mills, eight ilcs fr~om Augusta, GA,
now runs 10,000 spindlesi and1 looms
in proportion, and is paying hand.
some dividqn e itc~ n Dispatch.
. The Southerp Ouilti-A6M' rini-rth
has ai full atiil4vtled table of eon
tents. In addition to editorials, in
torcsting ansivers tu inquiries, and
original articles froni correspandcuts,
ib containe"Peof. White's Arialys
of Different Parts of the' Cotton
Plant," his "Analysis~of Different
Foertilizers," .and copious extracts
from~ "Dr. IPendhtqn's Rteport of ex.
periments at .Experimiental Plat of
University of Georgia,.. ,besides
lyrac'tiCea! articles on t,14e varied topics
qonmseced with the farm and garden.
Termi', $2 00 a year, Address W. L.
Jones, Athens, Gan.,'
"In life's great game of poker,'' as
the aged minister tearfully observed
in his funeral discourse, "our deceas
ed brother has thrown. down his hand,
wyhiob, permit me to say, brethren,
was equal to four aces and a quneeu
ho has aurrendered his ohipii drained
his glass to the dregs, and walked
All the new appointroents whlob'
Mr. Disrae i had to iniak4, on beiog
comm rnissioned- to form a new adminis.
trat-ion, present a total of- only iorty.
fise. hero, whmen i'new Pfesident is
installed, alinOat e 'ery Gov9xn m.oq
offitiial, fromt thne highest to the lewest
is liable to be removedl. Eno England
,otoly forty-fi ve'~ persons, all men of
myrk, hiave'to qu'it offies on a break'
un of sik. MInste).
DestWetive Fire In llock lHill-Loss $20,
000- Little Insurance..
Rocis ]XrL, S. C., March 17.-A
tprribl6 e,. .whioli threatened the
-'entiro business 'poritioi of-Rock Hill,
has just.be.en subdued by the .thost
.exo~io efforts of the Rock Hill Hook
eit1 La3dger .oe( ay,.aidi4 b.y. the
efforts cr overy citizen, whito and
black. It commiieied in Jacob
Baer'e. abd exteuded eastwird to
Marl's oonfoptiobe'y and -furnituro
rooms, and westward to Baer's gro
cory, and to Williamsoli & Jarbpr's
drug store, all of wvhioh buildings
were entirely bobsumed. The loss
is estimuated at $20,000, with little or
no insurance. Great credit is due
to the services of the colored people.
The whites of South Carolina im..
plore theFoderal Government to place
them under military rule to save them
from the tyranny and rob'scry of
barbarians and thieves, and PIhila
delphia invites Suth Carolina .to
join her in the centennilal *of libert y
and indep'ondonce.-W/chmond Di.
An Indiana editor mildly remarks
"If you can't bring up wood, remem
ber us in your prayers. tt..is solme
thing to know, as *e i, and shiver,
tilift W& ate hot orgotton if the stovo
On Friday morning last, a chld
was found in i box ear ot the. de Gt
in Cbesteo. iWrn dicovered the
ba y vas very wet, having been ex
posed to the rain that had fallen and
beat in the car during the night.
Fears were felt at first thiat the.-little
unfortunate woul'd hot live long, but
through tho kind attentions of iamany
ladies he soon recovered fromit the
effects of the cruel treatment to which
he had been exposed, and is now
doing will.- XTovi4yd Enquirer.
The residence of 51r. James A.
Nor*o6d of this place was entered
last Sabbath night, and robbed of'
goods anonntin'g 4iore than .tio
hundred Jollara in value. Tihe thief
gained an entrance in a manner un
known to ny.-.of tlle .hoftehlold, and
tl46 ouppoetIen is that he secreted
himself in the house until after dark
ard then went about his work of
NEW ORLEMANS, March 17.-The
jury inj.he case of the Grant Pari.sh
fpranouaet aroug'ht in a verdict of nut
guilty, as to Alfred Chervis. The
jury announcing there was tino poshi.
bility of agreement (at to the others
Swa'dscharged by 11'Qo Wood, and
the prisoners .ero remanded oi mo
tion of the District Attorney, who an
nomumed other indictments against
-. . 90 Vih l a
A writer in Pall MbdI, commenting
on the. alumsiness of the German
language, mentions a fact- widohji anme
to his observation during the trial
of Marshal 1usaipe. The German
press was aa-tiraLly anxious for an
early report of w'hat passed cacti day,
and several Germar\..reportbro- were
engaged in nma-king m'otes; thiese notes
wcrc.taken down in French, not be
cause the trial was .condpietpd ,in
French, but because the reportera
could not wlii' .their own .languaige
'with sufficient rdiidity, ow'mg to its
clunisy nove:#'ent and the suspension
of the sense of a phrase to thoe 'end
of the rsentouco.
Exulting overla victory like that
is. like failiug tgi .wbgga man and
th'ed unakinig mo~sa-i sister.
S Doubtful Compliment. ,
Noting the extraordinaury proces
sion of negroes that foflo wed the re
mains of Suumner in Washington city,
the Richmond Dispatch aays:.
*The whiten either were too proud
to mingle with .them or wvere not
suffoictly impressed with respect
forthe deceased to pay him the
small honorof marching in the pro.
IRon Butler ought to have brought
up the rsoar of that procession, with a
Weathersfield onion in one hand and
a bandana handkerchief in 4he. other,
flentral Lafayette Miehaws.
Among .thmetnoninations sent in~for
confirmation to the National senate,
we are gratified to find the nanmo of
an honored and promineat Georgian.
WYe refer to the gentleman whose
name appears at 4the head. ot- this
police. It it seldoth afl'orded us an
opportunity. te express gratiflcationa
at the appointmentsend4 eonarmation
of.our great, excutive ' and legisla
tive departments, but In this instaneo
no. abote worthy coce for the Inter
nal. Revenue Colletorship of the
Firet;Diatries of Georgia could pos
sibly have bean made.-Agu*G
6lnstiutionalist. -> .
t Thesaq1,585 newspa&pe pub.
lrsbedi a heUnited Kingdom of
In Utah a criminal conmdmned to
death may choose whether he will be
shot or hanged.
The first patent granted in Ameri.
ca was to S. llopkii' in 1760,
takikug pot and pe'art ashno..
Count Wahldck, the painter who
tanjuiat attained the groat ago of
108, rosides it 'aris, and is still in
.0I.enry W. Longfollow, Ed ward L.
Pierce. atl laeci V. Blelh are the
executots of Senater Sumner's will.
.'Why do you uso paiit ?" asked a
violiuist of his dauglier. "For. t.he
same reaon thtt you tiso rosin,
papa." "Ilow is that ?" "Why to help
me draw my beau."
Rect-or'' daughter (to SInday
scho1l sehohlr)-"Oh, you iavo an
elder brothr; well, how olbl is ho 1''
School boy-"Dunino, M iss. but he
has jutst started o' sweat ing."
It is said that (h publislers of
Webstor'n attil Worcester's great
Ena'ish diic.ioarzties, will pay livo
dollars to any otto dscotring a
typogriphiv-il error iii either of tloeo
colossal wo'rks. '
A Pek ii, Illinois, woanInn was asi ked
by the preacher if ier I,iiand fiared
the tho Lord. Sit replied: leear
him ? Bless you, ho isso feared of
1iim that ho never goos ont Snday
Without taking his gun alung with
Striped shoes, it. is said, will be
.'the thing" in the sprinutg; Inale in
satin. to miatcht thq light tinti of
dresses: the st traps cunf vei'V narrow
and extending not onily over the in
itep, but itpon the ankles. Som are
finished with stitall pearl buttons.
A gathering. of all the anti-Butler
Paileal leaders in Massachusetts has
been called at the lub to ooniult on
''how bcst to ciuelch t'he beast.'.'
The brethrien are on , Mhe intxiona
bench of this issue, and each one of
them has a bell for the cat, if h 3 can
only get it on -hut that's the point.
Dick Ilolland, of Cincinnati, hiad n
impulse of gcnerosity in coming hoto
trom the New Orleans ctirnival, and
gave up his slieeping Car berth tO an1
invalid. Tho fact . that during the
night an ngieio in tie rear ran into
the trait) aud oingled tho invalid,
has made Dick slf-den3 ing for lifo.
The Caso of the Rev. Dr. Porteons,
Whose licenso to officiate as an Eplis.
copal minister in tho dioceses of
New Ymik inid Long Ilantd has re..
eent'y been revoked by the bisi-ops,
.Puttett and Lttlejohni, ih exciting
Wi*de attention aviong the churchniti.
Dr. Porteous arrived in this country
from London about two months sinee,
and soon after applied to Jlishop
-Potter for license to preach, exhibit.
ing to the biop his orderi and a
letter from the arch-deacon of the
Diocoso of' Down and Connor, Ireland
and one from a brother of the late
p-ime intister of Canada. The
'hop furni.hed hilm witji the - 1A.
(itired letter of com'edation to
preachi in his dlioceie, and theo im
najense cotngreg'ationsi that listened to
Pr. I'ert('ous whenever lie prerivledl
attesited hi., rapidly. growing poulr
i ty. ., Sub'.sequtently, aftecr having
preached ini coe of theo ehaches nf
lon Epicoopa!~ pennausion, Bir;ho'p
Pottor inftor~mit d him inthat lieretfte
he muti cor~siider his license revohe d.
Dr. P'orte.gns replied tliat lie was not
awareo of an0y aict iont rf ettig otn the
ipiscpal ~i hnrchm, to wihichi liinhop
Petter answered that Dr. P'ortcouis
hadl been gui ilty~ ofC dlivenrig aI comie
'lecture 'and preaching in non.Jpisco
pal pulpits, th us violatin g the ir or
sders and alno saying ho could not
renew his liocense until Dr. Portcous
could produce a full and explicit
letter fronm the bishop. Subsequent
iy a vorbal me.-sage was sent to Dr,
-Porteous by Bishop Littlejohin, -to
which Dr. P'ortoous rcplied, denying
the charges that ho had threatened
to leave and join either the P'resby
torian or Cuvninsrm's new onect., and
holdinug that occuipyintg other1 pidly'ita
was rio offence, aiid goinerallfy defendt -
ing himnself, Bishop itut lj .hn fin
ally formally revoked, Dr. P'oritos's
licetito to ofli'iato as an bpiscopal
iinister. Dr. P'orttoui states that
lie neither uiakos lior seeks criticism
of the acts of eimher bishop. Ho is a
comparative strat.ger here, tind he
thinks iLt muay be right to the friends
who lihave so. kindly treated him .t6
know that heo las done nothing to for
feit their esteem.
tn it recent lecture on "Liquids,"
at the Royal - Institution, Prof.
Tynd all ientioned that lie had learn
ed from~ Capt. Shaw. the head- of the
Londoni fire department, that, a
r.aratch' iri the ncbzaie o f a fire-cogino.
deliv'ery pipe, which an ordinary,
workman might overlook, will )'edue
its throwing power from 200 feet
drown to )50 feet. .
Diepatehes from the North and
~qrthwest report twenty-foot onow
dforms still Deatli~g in the lap of
Alcorn and Ames.
From recent, revelations it seems
pretty cvidenzt that Mississi; pi owes
her present unfortunate conlition
much m:re to onl.) of heti own degon.
eratotns, by adoption, tha n to tho
son-ina-law of Bei)j mi ' Butler, wlio is
now her Oovernor. fi the lato cloe
Lion, it was liobson's Choice, the devi
and1, the deep toa, for tho people at
largo. B'ttecn Aleorn anud A mos :it
%Vas a choice between Dick Torpin
a1nd Jack blc ppe2rd, and if anything
the latter wat prinv inb1e to the ,or.
tiler, It, alp': 178 tll I 'ot ill ..no
of his caiva . , prolahtid : "I hive
got this ol I), DC... ii stag by tho
hornsit, anld I intend to h4old it (own
till the negroes kick overy particlo
if wind out'of it."'
A corrcspoiietzt of tho Courier.
Journal tells the sequel titus
TIT 1'l TAT.
This was part of tho record, and
1 most ohjeotionlable, as it, was tihe
reshest, with whicli Gov. Alcarn
)tleo beft-r tlie people last yars,
W9eek14ing Demoeratie votes. 110 had
.10lbhd lie il I ourbonis an1d truie it
is that buhrbons, it they learnii noti.
ing a111 forget nthitg, forgive I lss.
J en A ms beat t lie C(2,o Vative Hle,
publican, ov. K. C. l'owers for the
nolmiatilion, il wht ich ,s inicensed li
frienld, (en. Alcorn, tli'.t the latter
at once prime2d li r:-elf an iit de
pendent. catudliat for he G(overtinor
iip. 110 didn't, kniow, .wilei I goiiig
out after Democratio wool in '67,
Ahato no A lies woldl Come along ia
18731, see his Stag, and go him several
borns better-. The stag story was not
Forgotten by A mes, and though a
Railical, he inade a very good i it
p i. h1'rougholut tlie am1p align
1e piaised the Valor of the Confede
rate soldiers. They 1.% 1 ho said,
backed their convictions of duty
with their blood and their lives,
[ind lie partook in the -prldo'of
their honorablo me mor-cs. I cero ho
touched uuany o tie Democrats in a
tender plhoo. . The opinion is well
founded that A leorn could have been
elected, if the Democracy had gone to
work with a will. But somo wore
lukewarm ; others exorciscd no pro.
forouQ ais between the two, even if
they conecived it ; wiilO others still
Ait eart wished their incit enemy
]efeatod, ovon by a Radical. Thl'eu
result was, that. while Alcorn mado'a
[lerce' brilliart -und'bit tor caivass,
Anis was clcoted by 15,000 or 20,000
votes. To lis own party the latter
wan persuasive and promising ; to tio
Democracy kind and conciliatory.
Though the De ocitrac stag was, as
i general thing, ip .id . in hortns
again lhin, as it had been against
Alccrn in, Ames was too w iry to kick
the breath out of it. And he rein is a
mora-l for politicials iall-bewaro
how you handle your podal extry bo
Lies for the kicker of to-day maomi
the kickee of to-morrow.
The statement if the receipts r.nd
expenditures at te State treasuries
froni Octobor I, 1859, t:o Sptem
ber 30, 1860, ats p.'tblishe'l oiafti'Ily
i' one of the Ring" Organo !s a stand.
ing evidence of the -hia:less disin
rgenuo~ustm as or the lumio reply to tho
bllernoriual of tieo 'T>:-p .yer:.. F'ot int
dutrc, Iltat, statre ttt totr legislati vo
purmposos and pul; ie print ing were as
ay ;iy Wits $16,,828 70
L'ullit l'tttnting, . 1.177 78
But: in the three years of It ing
rule, eni d ing respeect iveely in (O tober
1871, 1872 andi 1873, the amoitunt. of
moneoy acot ually pa id out for 1legisla
ivo expenises and printing was dA
871 $ 2A0A601 $ l1:L.u5
187:t 712,249 2141,029
$1.28,049 $ 680,225
Toetal far Ihiree yeahr:, - $- $.104,174
Anniual average, .$0 ,'a24
Tlhis shtowi that the average an.
a nul eipend itures for printing arnd
for legislative oexpenses, froma 1871 to
1873, and for the, year -1859-o0 were6
resooively .$654,724 aind $28,O06.
[ni othtor words, tho Ri-ngs, for tho
throe tittnes an much as wanm spent, for
he samte purposes, in that year before
lo -wai' which -they thienisolves have
alhonen as art or.ampto oftheavy ex-'
pentditurns iQnder Conservative rule.
The", force of their folly can no farther
go.-New s ad CJourier..
The Hanrpersialways tuean 'ebust.
ness" They have begun to make
faces at tho black Republican ad
smitistration of South Carolina. It is
a suro sign thatt it is doomed North.
Trho llarpets always daub those in-'
distress. .The colored brother as as
logislator'and-tatesmaun is la conspik
euous fdllure.-- Harper has made a
1iiotaro of him. A sure sign- that he
hats falenfrom his high estate in the
poptilar nyasEd 'of thfe l'irthera
peo ple,-Lancaster Ledger.
e "Carl Schurz has a voipo Iilgo the~
wipd sighingL' through' sugar cane,"
at a Waahinatan norreanandant