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EJEC TED BY A (?HOST.
BY JOHN PITMAN'.
I had taken my chambers in Gray's-inn
?quarv, and was Inclined to like them." They
were on the second floor, and consisted of
(bree rooms. The door on the landing opened
on to a narrow passage, at the end of which,
on the right, was the door of the sitting room,
the three windows of which looked on to a
dingy green expanse, where stood a few tall
gaunt London trees. In one corner ol' the
Bitting room was a door leading into the bed?
room, which communicated with a dressing
room. This dressing room had a door leading
Into the end of4he passage, to the left of the
main entrance from the landing. Thus I could
make the complete circuit ot my premises :
from the sitting room, through the bed and
dressing rooms into the passage, and through
the passage iuto the ?ltling room again. I am
anxious to be understood on this point, as a
realization ol the topography ol the place is
necessary lor the comprehension of thc Inci?
dents I have to relate.
I will premise by assuring my reader that at
the time of which I am speaking I was in
thorough physical health. As is the case with
most sucking barristers, I rather prided my?
self on cultivating a habit of mind that should
not permit me to be unduly impressed by
causes unwarranted by calm reflection. I had
been accustomed to a sedentary, to some ex?
tent a solitary life, and in moving to Gray's
inn-square bad determined to apply nryself
unremittingly to legal studies.
My new chambers had been unoccupied for
some monlhs, and after making sure that they
had been well cleaned and scrubbed, I sent in
my furniture, and took possession. It was on
a chill dark October evening that, after dining
at an accustomed eating-house, I wended my
way to my new quarters. I shall never forget
that evening : there was a heavy clammy feel?
ing in tho air of the streets ; and as I turned
into the dreary square the air seemed heavier
and clammier. On arriving at my chambers,
I found the deaf spirit sodden old creature
who had attached herself to me as laundress
And charwoman in the act of setting out the
tea-things. Thu lamp was lighted, ancla bright
fire burned in the grate. On my coming In,
the old woman mumbled a few words, the
meaning of which I did not catch;'however,
wen picoeed wi tn the air of comfort she had
imparted to the place, I wished her a cheery
good night as she went out.
Having closed and locked the outer door, I
returned down the passage Into the sitting
room. I can perfectly call to mind its appear?
ance on that night. The polished furniture
was gleaming and glistening in the light, the
windows were veiled by thick curtains, and
the door leading Into the bedroom stood ajar.
I congratulated myself on my possessions, and
. having poured myself out a cup of tea. and
lighted my pipe, settled myself with a volume
- of Hallam in an arm-chair by the Are. I had
been reading for some time, my attention had
somewhat wandered to a vague sleepy con?
sideration of matters not strictly relevant to
Constitutional history, when I became aware
of a strange all-pervading sensation of cold.
The sensation was so sudden, so acute, that I
rose from my chair shivering, in the expecta?
tion of Anding one ot the windows open. But
no ; they were all closed and fastened. Through
the panes I could discern the gaunt branches
of the trees, unstirred by auy gust of wind.
On glancing round the room, I noticed the
flame ot the lamp, which, though somewhat
-dim, did not flicker or seem agitated by the
Icy stream of air which chilled me tb the
bones, The bedroom door, as I have men?
tioned, was ajar; and thinking the draught
might proceed from one ot the Inner rooms, I
lighted a candle, with the intention of looking
.through them. Bot the instant I entered the
.bedroom the candle went out ; not suddenly as
from a current of air, but quietly, instantane?
ously, as though lt had been introduced Into
an atmosphere of carbonlc-acld gas. At the
.-same moment the sensation of cold again
-came over me with ten times greater intensity
than before. The gaslight In tue square shone
feebly into the rooms, and I was able to And
my way through them into the passage, and
back into the sitting-room. My sensations ap?
peared to rae somewhat unaccountable ; but
attributing them to some draught, of which I
.could ascertain the cause in the morning, I
closed the doors and resumed my place by the
fire. After a little while I fell again into my
Interrupted train of dreamy thought, and
gradually fell asleep. Now, before proceeding
further, I may state that I had never been a
victim to nervous fancies. Nothing had ever
-occurred to me bearing in the remotest way
on the events I am about to relate, events so
utterly inexplicable by natural causes, and yet ;
?o fantastically real, that even af ter a lapse of
many years I call them to mind with a shudder i
I remember, as though it were yesterday, i
the appearance of the room as I mused lazily i
. in my arm-chair before going to sleep. The i
sound of an organ, which was playing in some <
neighboring street, came to me fitfully, at i
times seeming to be almost close to me, at <
times, again, seeming to proceed from some
great distance. The dre had burned low,occa?
sionally cracking and ticking ; the lamp, as I
have mentioned, was burning dimly, and a
large portion of the room was tn deep shadow. 1
I do not know how long I had slept, when I
became conscious of my own being. I cannot
say that I awakened; for though all my mental
faculties were struggling painfully Into life,
my vital action seemed suspended, and I was
unable to move hand or foot. A cold perspl- 1
. ration burst from all my pores as I made t re- <
m end ons but vain efforts to shake off the ,
incubus that was upon me. My feeling was
not one of Impotence ; it was as though I had
been frozen into a solid block'of ice. I en- I
deavored to call out ; I had no power over ray i
voice, and could not utter a sound. But as I i
gasped and panted, there stole into my nos?
trils a deadly, terrible, overpowering stencil, 1
unmistakable In Its penetrating sickliness lo :
me who hud frequented hospitals. It was the ?
dread odor of decomposing mortality that was
suffocating me as I sat. I felt that I must 1
break the spell, or die. With oue terriAc axer- I
tlon that strained every nerve and muscle, 1
burst from the chair, and fell cowering on my
knees before the Are. The lamp had gone out,
. s taint gleam from the Are afforded the ou y 1
light in the room. I relighted the lamp, aud
having swallowed a glass ot brandy, endeav?
ored to collect my thoughts. My Arst Idea
?was, that a dead body must be somewhere
?..ucealed in the room. The hideous odor si bl
clung to my nostrils, and tile absurdity of such
a supposition did not strike me. I searched
the room, but of course found nothing ;
though, to my astonishment, the bedroom
door, which I had caretully closed, was wide
open. As I advanced towards it with the in?
tention of shutting it again, my lamp was ex?
tinguished in thc same unaccountable manner
ss bet?re ; I locked lt, however, securely, and
again struck a light.
By this time I had sufficiently recovered to
endeavor to reconcile my sensations to natu?
ral causes, or at any rate to a formidable at?
tack of nightmare. I lighted my pipe, In the
hope of neutralising the terrible stench that
pervaded the room. Leaning on the mantel?
piece, I actually smiled at beholding my owu
pole scared-looking face in the mirror. As I
looked, suddenly every pulse In my body stood
stilL I beheld the reflection of the bedroom
door, which gradually, noiselessly, opened of
Itself. I tried to command myself, and turned
round towards the door. The same Intense
thrill ot cold, but not a soul was there. 1 con?
sidered for au instant, and cross-examined
myself as to my own condition. Il was evi?
dent that my nen es were completely unstrung,
and I decided, as I reflect? d in the looking
glass my own giiastly-lool.ing face, that I w;is
not in a condition to in.es?gaie thc matter
any further for that night. A dread was upon
me that I could not shake ofl'; so, has!.,;, put?
ting on my great-coat an 1 hut, I hurried oui
of Hie room, through the passage, found my?
self on the landing with a igh of relief, ?"id
locking the outer door, walked to tho rooms
of a friend who lived in tito neighborhood.
8-, who was :\ ailing far the Indian Civil
Service, was glad to see me, and offered mc a
shake-down for the night. I informed bim at
once of the cause of "my ignominious Hight
from my own rooms. My experiences had
been t >o*uum!stakablyrcalfortomc dread ridi?
cule in t:ie relation of them. So, confessin ;
unreservedly that I had been almost frighten?
ed out of my wits, I sat patiently enough us he
endeavored to prove satisfactorily that my sen?
sations were entirely due to nerves or indiges?
tion. Beloit* retiring to rest, however, we
reed lo spend the following night together ?
my chambers. In the inoruiug we each
an to our respective duties, with au arrange?
nt io meei at dinner in the evening. I dui ?
Sali ut liray's-iunsquare during the day; ,
rbat with attending to lectures and read
ougii law, had not only overcome auy |
mi supernatural agency in thc events o?
preceding night, but as the evening drew ?
/.r, entirely ceaased to think of the matter. ,
it was about eight o'clock as wc entered the ,
rooms together. The old laundress hud evl- <
dently been at work, as on the preceding ,
evening. The Are was burning brightly, the |
lamp was lighted, and the tea-things ? ere set i
out on the table. We walked thiough the ,
room6. and found everything in pei feet order. ,
8- laughingly envied me my comfortable ?
quarters, showing by his manner that lie was :
:more than over convinced 1 had been the vic- ,
tim of an exceedingly bad attack c f nightmare.
Altor a little while wc agreed to play at chess,
and arranged a small side-table in Iront of the
Ure. I sat in thc arm-chair with my back to
the bedroom-door, as on the previous night ;
S- was seated opposite to me. consequently
facing the door, which I had _ closed, locked,
and bolted, on completing our'tour of inspec?
tion ; S-, who was in high spirits, joking at
me the while. I remembered, however, the
uncomfortable tendency il had to ojien on its
own account, and determined that it should bo
as securely fastened as a good lock and bolt
would admit of. We were both fair chess?
players, and equally matched.
Two hours, perhaps, had elapsed, when tho
interest of the game culminated, and wo wore
considering it with an intentness known only lo
chess-players. Tin- move was with mo.
Knowingit to be a critical one, I was consider?
ing it at length, iu air its aspects; my decision
was just formed, and I was on the point of
moving a piece, whim gradually, surely, I bo
came aware of the same extraordinary sensa?
tion of cold as on the night before, just as if
tho surrounding atmosphere wore becoming
iced iuto solidity. I felt that the bedroom
door behind me was opening. I looked up
with the intention of calling S-'s attention to
the phenomenon, but my movement was un?
necessary ; he was equally conscions of it with
myself. *He had risen from his chair, and I
can never forget the expression of his face,
which was livid and distorted. His eyes were
wide open, and turned full on the door that
was behind my chair. All his features were con?
vulsed, and his appearance, as lie bent lor
word, as in an intensity of horrified expecta?
tion, was perfectly terrific. I actually saw his
hair lilt from his head, and the great beads of
perspiration burst from his forehead. He took
not the slightest notice of my movement, but
slowly raised one hand, as if pointiug to some?
thing lu the room behind me ; then suddenly,
and without giving me a moment's warning,
with one loud yell of agonized terror, he
dashed to the door leading into the pass
passage, through thc passage, and out of the
main door, wuicli slammed heavily behind
him. 1 hurried alter him into the passage.
Then I remembered that the outer door closed
with a spring-lock, and that tho key was in
the pocket ot my great-coat, which was hung
up In the bedroom. We had inadvertently
lett the door open on coming in, and thus S
had beeu enabled to escape. It would be im?
possible for me to describe my feelings at find?
ing myself alone in the passage. How long it
was before I mustered sufficient presence ol'
mind for reflection, I cannot tell, but at last I
realized to myself the fact that to leave my
chambers it was necessary to get the key.
With a desperate courage, 1 returned to the
sitting-room. The lamp was extinguished ;
the fire was burning with a sickly glare. With
closed eyes I advauced into the bedroom. I
quickly felt my way to the peg on which my
coat was hanging, when something hap?
pened that caused my very heart to fctand
still, and mv blood to lreeze. I heard a move?
ment in tho passage,-a strange, heavy, shuffl?
ing sound, as of a body dragging Itself along
the floor. An Impulse . eized me, unaccounta?
ble as all the other events of that memorable
night. I felt impelled to follow the thing that
was painfully, slowly dragging Itself dowu the
passage. I stepped through the dressing
room ; and as I moved, I heard it move on be?
fore me, keeping at the same relative distance
f. um me. I quickened my pace, I ran ; bul
still I could not overtake that which 1 still
heard dragging itself along.
After three or four headlong rushes trom
room to room I stopped in the middle of the
sitting room to recover breath. As I stood,
a revulsion of feeling came ovor me. My
eagerness to confront and discover thc cause
of the sounds 1 still could hear, gave way to
horror. I felt my life and reason to depend on
my escape. As I moved to the bedroom-door,
lt closed in my face. I frantically endeavored
to force the lock. The thing was dragging it?
self along the passage Into tue room in which
I was. Again the nauseating stench of the
night before rose into my nostrils ; I rushed
to the window with thc intention of throwing
it open and jumping into the space beneath;
but lt was too late. I turned my eyes down?
wards. It was close to me, and 1 beheld it.
A man writhing on thc floor, his features blue,
bloated and decomposed, the eyeballs turned
up, yet bearing full upon me, dead and glassy,
an Impure phosphorescent light emanating
from the body itself. As I gazed, one discol?
ored band was raised to the throat, in which I
perceived a hideous gash. It drew Itaelt grad?
ually closer to me. * * * I became Insen?
sible. When I was discovered in the morning,
my friends, who were telegraphed fer, re?
moved me to the country, where, amongst
cheerful scenes and people, I soon recovered.
S- died of brain lover within three days of
the night on which he sat and watched with
I have never cared to make any inquiries as
to the previous Inmates of the chambers. It
is true I have heard that an inmate of one set
cut his throat uuder peculiarly horrible cir?
cumstances; but I was never curious to iden?
tify Hie scene of the suicide's death with the
chambers I occupied for so short a time; in?
deed, nothing would induce me ever agaiu to
The Border Land of Dreams-A Cur iou*
Analysis-How to Sleep.
What Professor Bain calls the voluminous
pleasure of failing asleep," ls so very rarely
?nalyzed by men of science, that some very
odd notions arc abroad upon the subject. One
sf these is, that you cannot tali asleep until
pou cease thinking. The common recipe for
lor tho securing of sleep-to goon counting
tmndred after hundred until you become in?
sensible-is said to be invaluable, because it is
supposed to exorcise thought, lu fact, it docs
nothing of the kind. It is possible to go on
counting mechanically while the mind is busy
lu qi?te other directions, drawing Imaginary
pictures, recalling the events of the day. and
so forth. The monotony of counting certainly
tends to induce sleep, and so tar lessens thu
chances of the obtrusion of conscious thought.
But the notion that ono must cease lo think
before one can sleep ls only a vulgar error.
Certain operations of tho mind-of memory)
reason, Judgment, and, above all, of Imagina?
tion-do not cease even after actual sleep has
In sleep we remember and call up before
us persons long dead; we reasou with thom,
and Mme limes, by au Inexplicable mental
freak, we allow them to puzzle aud perplex us
with an argument or u conundrum which I
they have to explain to ns, and Judge of their
appearance and conduct; and we imagine an
incessant panorama of action iu which they
are engaged. Frequently the mental products
of sleep ate next day available to us. Weare
possessed at the epigram which one or other
of the characters in the sleeji-drama uttered.
We eau remember the extravagant vagaries
and gorgeous spectacular effects of the sloop
scenery-the castles of milk-white cloud, the
seas of liquid fire, the guidons In which every
flower has a heart of diamonds. And as all
these intallcctual processes must have their
correlative physical effects, lt ls Just probable
that tho brain-material gets no rest at all; that
the constant transmutation ol substance in thc
cerebral colls, which physiologists postulate,
goes i n by night as by day. Some great anti
radical differences there undoubtedly are be?
tween inc tuiiiking of wakefulness and thc
thinking of sleep; in ihe latter, for example,
we are never conscious thal wo arc thinking,
and our thoughts ure entirely beyond thc di?
rection tf tho will.
But lhere is a remarkably curious period
just on this side of actual sleep, in which there
ls only u half consciousness of thought, and in
which our thinking is, to a certain extent,
subject to volition. The men anil women,
and the scenes wo behold during Ibis period.
have none of thc fine Independence and com?
pleteness of tho creations of dreams. Thc
dream ligures aro like tho impossible figures
Which the magic lantern shows us; tho figures
thal haunt this transit ional state ure like real
mon and women soon through a piece ol
bottle-glass. During this period wo still pre?
serve some notions of consistency and agree?
ment; in thi? land of dreams impossibility has
become nat ural. Take thc very case of count?
ing numbers. In a dream you feel confident
th.u you ca i count u hundred backwards and
forwards a tho same time, and you may have
A vogue ph /slea! Impression that your organ
Bf calci.la ion is a pirco of india rubber
which bus been paiufully stretched lo the ex?
tremes of the hundred, and thal its two points
drill somehow cross each other when you (who
ire outside of the process) arrive at fifty. This
nonsense is Impossible In that confused and :
Mill conscious period of which wo speak. Then
ive ?tili have the resolution to go on counting
:>ne, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.
nins, ten, in constant succession. lu a .short
time we become vaguely aware that nine lias
dropped out. Thou eight drops out. Each
Lime we come to seven wo uiake a sudden
grasp at ten. as if the Ailing up ol the hiatus
were an unnecessary mental effort.. Every
decade is now represented by one, tv .>. three,
lour, five, six, suvou, ten.
HIL l II.UUJIJC X Vj
Thc same peculiarity attends tim coui|K>und
montai processes. All thc faces, ligures,
speeches, and scenes that crowd this semi?
conscious state have a certain reality about
them, which stops at a parti ciliar point.' They
either want the complete Identification that,
wakefulness would give them, or they include
one or two points of extraneous detail.
The combination is very singular-far more
singular than anything that occurs In actual
dreaming. For one is, by fas and starts, con
scion* of thc gross absurdities that are present
to one's mind. In dreaming proper, one is
never conscious of the extravagance of the
thing dreamed. It is true that a confused
effort of consciousness is sometimes (elt In
dreams. Some terrible danger threatens the
dreamer; he is in a condition of absolute leur;
and then, all at once, he says to himself.
'.Why, what a fool I am ! It is only a dream."'
And he may remember, after he has awoke,
that he h:u (hus reasoned willi himself. But
in almost all cases it will bc found that Hits bit
of reasoning is only a recollective antidote
against fear which the dreamer, in anticipa?
tion of some snell frightful dream, had pre?
viously prepared. As a matter of fact he can?
not, in a dream, convince himself that he
dreams. He hopes that he is dreaming: but
he is still mortally afraid of the object that has
terrified him; and before he has become quite
assured that he is dreaming he Invariably
awakes. Indeed, the occurrence of the notion
that he may be dreaming is only one of Hie
symptoms of dawning wakefulness.
But in the pro-somnolent period there ls a
nebulous consciousness that something is
wrong, with an indolent disability to set it
right. Perhaps it is the picture of Prague by
moonlight thal rises up somehow in that won?
derful and expansive mist which lies Imme?
diately within the human eyelids. \^*e are
standing up on the massive Pradschin, with
the pale white castles beside us. with the great
dark city sleeping down tncre on the plain,
and willi Hie broad Moldau lying under thc
lambent moonlight. There ls thc bridge wc
know. The gas lamps by the river side glim?
mer down into the water. There, too, arc the
Sofien and Sch?tzen isles, a dark mass in the
middle of the stream. But why is it that, lust
beyond the islands, at the bend of the spacious
river, wc hazily see the gray Tower of Lon?
don ? Thc bridge down there ls adorned with
big statues; it has massive gateways on tho
city side; it clearly cannot be London bridge.
And yet the Tower is there; and if wc fix our
eyes on it long enough, thc islands out in the
stream will melt away and give place to hud?
dled masses of shipping; tho banks will de?
velop wharfs; handsome cabs will begin to
to drivo across the bridge In the direction of |
the borough; policemen will quarrel with
drunken women on the pavement, under the
cold moonlight, with profuse use of Blllings
gate, until we suddenly become arware of the
absurdity of fancying that such things could
happen In the grand old Bohemian city in
which Nina Balatka loved the Jew.
Not less singular arc the minute points of I
detail in which the dozer loses his own identi?
ty. Ile will be involuntarily recalling a con?
versation lie has lind during the day with some
one-following the successive remarks, as he
imagines, willi sufficient accuracy-and acci
dentally discover that he ls talking to this
person," not as he did talk, but as he imagined
during the afternoon that a friend of Iiis would
have talked under the circumstances. Of |
course, these freaks are moro marked when
some time has elapsed since the occurrences
with which they deal happened. Since imagi?
nation ls onlv memory kept for a lew yo u s in
bottle, it follows that memory, the older it
grows, is the more likely tc play tricks with
facts in the way of combining what might
have been with what has been. Men delight
to look back upon important events In their
lives and imagine new versions of them.
This amusement, which is universal, has
other consequences than the temporary ti?
tillation of the fancy. Tho clear lines of |
fact become blurred, indefinite, ?'lastlc. so
that they Include a good deal of ex post furto
speculation. Let us say that a man has
been Jilted in his youth-a circumstance
that seemed to him sufficiently tragic at
the time. Years afterwards there are few
things which interest him so much as to look
back and calculate, with the aid of accumu?
lated experience, what would have been the
result had be not been jilted-had he married
the young woman who is now a sober matron.
And, as he does so, he Invents all possible theo?
ries of conduct which might have happened.
He explains occurences this wuy or that way.
a* his taney or mood inclines. Suppose the
bare facts to be that he was absent trom the
young person to whom he was engaged; (hat
she In an Innocent way formed an intimacy
willi somebody else; that her absent lover
heard of it, and, without the least inquiry into
the matter, broke off the engagement; that
she. bitterly wounded and hurt, refused to re?
ply to him", and subsequently married the
third person who had partly caused the trouble.
Now, In actual dre lining nb action ls taken o i
these things at all; tue disappointed lover
dreams that he has married his old love, that |
he is walking about with her in beautiful val?
leys, with a perpetual bloom of youth on her
face. He wakes up in the morning only lo
thank goodness, perhaps, that he is not mar?
ried to her. But on the borders of dream?
land all thc old circumstances are preservo
with Important modifications.
It is clear thal In the tacts we have mont ton?
ed a dozen different explanations might be
procurable. All these the disappointed loroi
has conned again and again, until he ls nol
quite clear as to the particular version ho
ought to believe. And now the face ot thal
tender friend of his appears through tho haze
of Imperfect sleep, and there is a sorrowful
look in the eyes, which has also in ir some
Hiing of reproach. He begins to think he
mun have truelly wronged her. Ho goes
back to tho old times, and reviews all the old
scenes and Incidents and faces, and lo ! tho
figure of UK'third person has dropped ont of
the picture. He forgets entirely ilia! Iben
was a young lieutenant coucerned in thc
affair. He ia amazed ai his own hardness of
heart, and resolves to repair the wrong done
to this girl with the sail and beautlfid eyes.
He win go to-morrow morning and bo:
her forgiveness. How pleasant it will be
on the old and kind rooting, and, as the sprlnj
ls coming In, ho thinks ol'Hastings, ?md rain
bles along the shore, and a happy marriage.
lt is not so long ago since thc terrible misfor?
tune and misapprehension occurred. Ho will
goat once and make it up with her. All ll.
ho thinks without being actually aslc i>. Hut
should some cat on his garden wall begin lo
howl, the young lieutenant .suddenly jumps
into the picture again,bringing with him all Hie
attendant circumstances of thc marriage, thc
long lapse of years, children.?md residence in a
loreign country. The disappointed und dozing,
lover growls dissatisfaction ?it his ow n stupid?
ity, and wonders how he could have been such
n fool as to think of going to-morrow lo make
il up willi his old love, when thal respectable
lady ls a major's wile, and lives in Bhawalpoor.
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a bag to thc acre; location perfectly healthy all
ibo year; four and a half miles from Lewis; nie,
South Carolina Railroad; well settled; h;is been iii
constant cultivation since Hie war; has all neces?
sary buildings; small dwelling, barns, stables,
?iiihousc, screw, laborers' houses. Lyon's Creek
runs through the estate and furnishes one of the
best dites for a factory in the stat<-.
Will bo sold with thc lease, the following: s fine
young MULES, a large lol or improved Imple?
ments, Briney Ploughs, New (Jiu, Dickson Colton
Seed, enough to piont the entire crop: 2000
bushels or Cotton Seed for Brliljslng; SOU bushels 01
corn. AU will besohl on the place, low for cash.
Parties desiring lo lease are requested tollispecl
the growing crop of coll?n. Which ?ill give entire
iatisfaction. For terms, apply lo Msw. LAW?
RENCE KE1TT, st. Matthew's i'. o., orungeburg
Diatrict, S. C.
REFBBRNCEX.-Major T. B. Whaley, J. C. Kelli,
Esq.,Orangeburg; ?. W. Perouucau, Esq., Wil?
liam Middleton. Esq., Charleston.
g UP ER IORC 0 LOONE WATER.
Manufactured and for sale by
Dr. IL DAER,
oc'.j No. l-l Meeting stree!.
YER'S CATHARTIC PILLS,
FOR ALL THE PURPOSES OF A LAXATIVE
Perhaps no one medi?
cine is so universally re?
quired by everybody as
a cathartic, ii or was
ever any before so uni?
versally adopted into
use, iii every country
and among all classes,
as this mild but efficient
purgative PIM.. The
obvious reason is, that
il is a more reliable and
-far more effectual rem
- i - edy than any oilier.
Those w ho have tried it, know that it cured them:
those who have not, know that lt cures I heir
neighbors and friends, and all know that what lt
does once it docs always-that it never tails
through anv fault or neglect of its composition.
Wc have thousands upon thousands of the certifi?
cates of their remarkable cures or the following
complaints, but such cures ure known in every
neighborhood, and wc need not publish them.
Adapted to all ages and conditions In all climates:
containing neither calomel or any deleterious
drug, they may be taken with safety by anybody.
Their sugar coating preserves them ever 1 esh and
makes them pleasant to take, while being purely
vegetable uo harm can arise from their usc in any
They "operate by their powerful Influence on the
internal viscera to purify the blood and stimulate
it into healthy action-remove the obstructions or
thc stomach, bowels, liver, and other organs or
the body, restoring their irregular action to health,
and bv correcting, wncrever they exist, such
derangements as are the first origin of disease.
Minute directions are given in thc wrapper on
the box. for the following complaints, which these
PILLS rapidly cure:
For DYSPEPSIA or INDIGESTION, LISTLESSNESS
LANGUOR and Loss or AI-PETITE, they should be
taken moderately to stimulate the stomach and
restore its healthy tone and action.
For LIVER CoMn.Aivr and its various symp?
toms, BILIOUS HEADACHE, SICK HEADACHE, JAUN?
DICE or GREEN SICKNESS. BILIOUS COLIC ami
Bi Lint s FEVERS, they should be judiciously taken
for each case, to correct the diseased action or
remove the obstructions which cause it.
For DYSENTERY or DIAKBMOXA, but one mild
dose is generally required. .
For RHEUMATISM, GOUT, GRAVEL, PALPITATION
OF THE HEART, PAIN IN TUE SIDE, BACK and
LUNGS, they should be continuously taken, as re?
quired, to change the diseased action or thc sys
tem. With such change those complaints dis?
For DROPSY and DROPSICAL SWELLINGS they
should be taken In large and frequent doses to
produce thc effect of a drastic purge.
For SUPPRESSION a large dose should be taken
as it produces the desired effect by sympathy.
As a DINNER PILL, take one or two PILLS to pro?
mote digestion and relieve the stomach.
An occasional dose stimulates the stomach ano
bowels into healthy action, restores the appetite,
and invigorates thc system. Hence it is orten ad?
vantageous where no"serious derangement exists.
One who reels tolerably well, orten finds that a
dese or these PILLS makes him feel decidedly bet?
ter, I rom their cleansing and renovating effect en
thc digestive apparatus.
DR, J. C. AYER A CO., Practical Chemists.
Lowell. Mass., U. S. A.*
Sold at wholesale and retail by BOWIE
MOISE, Charleston, S. C., and by Retail Druggists
everywhere. DAC -0Ct4 mwf3mos
A D S E N'S
CIGAR MANUFACTORY AND WHOLESALE
AND RETAIL TOBACCO HOUSE,
No. GU King street, Corner or Society street,
"SIGN OK THE INDIAN CHIEF."
LA CAROLINA CIGARS, at $20 per M
La Carolina Cigars, No-1, at $22 per M
Corona je Espa?a, No. 1, at $25 per M
El Bouquet, at $30 per M
Partagas, (Havana filling,) at $40 per M
H. Upraann, (Havana.) at $50 per M
Figaro, (Genuine Spanish.) at $75 per M
Jenny Lind, at $M) per M.
As all these brands arc made under my especial
care and supervision, I can warrant that all
Cigars smoke well and will give satisfaction
at thc prices.
Imported Cigars of different grades.
For Cigar Manufacturers, a large assortment of
A stock or Chewing and Smoftng TOBACCO,
Merchants and Consumers arc respectfully In?
vited to give me a call, thc undersigned being re?
solved to give satisfaction.
dcclS smwlmo_J. MADSEN.
fTIHE WATT PLOUGH TRIUMPHANT!
This PLOUGH ls now thc leading Plough or the
Middle and Cotton States.
Among the hundreds or testimonials wc have
rrom practical Planters and Farmers, we would
call attention to the following extract rrom a let?
ter received rrom Colonel B. G. LOCKETT, or the
large planting firm of Jordan A Locket!, dated
Albany, Ga., November 27, 1809:
"Berorc closing this letter, I cannot refrain from
expressing mv sincere thanks to you for the iu
vcntlon or the" BEST PLOUGH NOW IN CSE. It
is the delight of thc negro. Besides doing the
best work that I have ever seen any Plough do, it
runs with more ease to the ploughman, and tte
draft to thc animal is lighter than any Plough 1
havs ever used.
"Your Plough has already become a necessity
to me, ami 1 would feel ruined without it. 1 am
natisBed we have saved, anunually, thousands of
dollars in mules alone, lt ls the Cheapest Plough
I have ever used, or any kind or descrlpilon, ami
I am anxious Ul bring, if I can, to the notice of
my fellow-planters, this most valuable Plough."
Colonel Lockott commenced using these Ploughs
in the snriug of ISM, and now lias mon; than two
hundred and nfty (250) of them ou his plantations.
We have testimonials as emphatic rrom leading
planters la North carolina. South Carolina. Geor?
gia, Alabama and Texas, but this will suilicc for
Hie most incredulous.
During tin- present Tall. I his Plough has taken
Premiums at Eight Fairs held in Virginia, North
Carolina, South Carolina and Alabama, and rc
eel ve I Hie Highest Ratings at Hie Great Field Trial
in Pennsylvania, in August last, when more than
Fifty Different Ploughs were tested.
WATT A KNIGHT,
No. 1452 Franklin street,
For salo at Factory Prices, freight added, by
J. E. A DC ER A CO.,
der6 mws Charleston, s. C.
p 0 P U L A Ii BOOKS
SENT FREE OF POSTAGE
AT THE PRICES ANNE XE D
NOVELS BY CHARLES DICKENS.
OLIVER TWIST, 172 pages, SOC.; American
Notes, 104 pages, 20c; Dombey A Son, 305 pages,
40c: Martin Chuzzlcwit, 342 pages, 4uc; Our Mu?
tual Friend. 330 pages, 40c; Christmas Stories,
162 pages, SOc; Tale or Cities, 144 pages, 25c: ?
Hard Times and addlonal Christmas Stones, -oj'
pages, :ioe.; Nicholas Nickulby. 340 pages, -10c. ;
Bleak House, 340 pages, 40c; Little Dorritt, 330
pages. 4oc; Pickwick Papers, 326 pages, 40c; Da?
vid Coperlicld, 33u pages, -loc; Barnaby Illidge,
257 pages, 35e.: Old Curiosity Shop, 221 pages, 35c;
Great Expectations, 184 pages, 3uc; Sketches, 1M
NOVELS BY SIR WALTER SCOTT.
Thc following Novels by Sir WalterScott malled
nt 300. each: Waverley, Ivanhoe, Kenilworth, Guy
Mauuering, Antiquary, Rob Rov, Old Mortality,
The Black Dwarf and a Legend of Montrose, Bride
or Lammermoor, Heart or Mid-Lothian, Tho Mon?
astery, The Abbot, The Pirale, Fortunes of Nigel,
Peveril or the Peak, quentin Durward, st. uo
nan'a Well, Ked Gauntlet, "iii" Betrothed and
Highland Widow, Thc Talisman, Woodstock, Fair
Maid ur Pen li. Annie or Gelcrstcin, Conni Ki (jeri
of Paris, Th? Surgeon's Daughter.
SEA TALES OF (.'ATTAIN MARRY ATT.
Midshipman Easy, Peter Simple. Jacob Faith?
ful, Naval Officer, King's Own, Newton Forster,
Pacha or Many Tales, The Poacher, The Phantom
siui), ttaarleyow, Percival Keene, malled at 55c.
Meta's Faith. 55c; Countess Gisela, Marlin.
4de.; Thc Seve-i Clines of London, 30C.; Hard
Cash, Charles Reade, 40c.; Love Me Little, Love
Me Long, Charles Beatle, 4oc; Madame Le Mar?
chand? Fortune Teller and Dreamer's Dictionary,
40c.; Laws Of Love, 35c; Ladies' Guide tu Beauly,
Mc.; Parlor Theatricals, or Winier Evening's En?
tertainment, 35c; The Modern Pocket Hoyle, eou
taluingall the Games of Skill and Chance, 55c:
The Parlor Magician, 35c; How to Behave, or thc
Spirit of EHquettC, 20C.: How lo Talk and Debate,
20c; How to Dress with Taste, SOC.; How lo Cul
and Contrive Children's Clothes at H Small Cost,
SOC. on receipt of the price, either In cash or
slumps, copies or anv Books in Hus list will bo
sent by mull posipuid.
CHARLES C. RIGHTER,
nov? No. H? Klug st.. Charleston, S. C.
TTPIIAM'S ANTIDOTE FOR STRONG
A SPRK CURE FOR DRUNKENNESS.
One Dollar a Bottle. Sent by wall, post:.t.e
paid, on receipt of pri c.
The Antidot? is the best remedy that can Ix
ad w in i.-tered in Maiiia-u-Potti, and also for all
Kui sale by Dr. ll. RAER.
No. 131 Meeting street,
ocio Agent for South Carollda.
Q.E011GE S. HACKEE'S
DOOR, SASH AND BLIND FACTORY,
KING STREET, OTTC-SITE CANNON".
PRESSED LUMBER or every description.
Turtling done to order. Alarge Stock or the
above constantly on hand.
WircruonM anil office,
No. -.-J ELAYNE STREET,
de IT fmwlmoPAO Charleston, S. C.
O Hi JL fl. IS.'S
18 THE BEST FOB
FOB 8AXE BY ALL
tVnoLFS.VLF. and RETAH,
DRY COOPS DEALERS
iJ2 .a'a^ 2" ls t? ejH
^ 2 I "2 ? - I 5I?S 3 ? " 2/sS?
s ?1 g**., ti"* ls*-BS ia
.2 J ga aja -a=; ? fig u Sr-.
Alum & Dry Piaster
Aro most desirable for quality,
finish and price.
ill E S
Cannot be Sledged!
Cannot be Wedged !
Cannot be Drilled!
FAMILY PLATE SAFES,
Please send for a catalogue to
MARVIN & CO.;
(oldest cafe manufacturers)
-, . . , (205 Broadway, New York.
Principal )m chestnut St., Phila..
\! arebousca j m Bftnk St > Ck.velautL0
And for sale by our agents in the
principal cities throughout the
For sale by
WM. M. BIRD A CO.,
No. 9M EAST BAY,
dteto lye CHAKLMTOK.
ROSAD ALIS, ?
GOODRICH, WINEMAN k CO.,
Direct Importers of European Drugs and chem
cals. Obaiteston, S. C. mays stuthly
Jg E CAltEFU
When you are exhausted by overwork of head
or hand, and feel the need of something Invigorate
ing, don't drink whiskey or any Intoxicating
thing, whet ber nmler the name of Bitters or other?
wise. Such articles give just as much strength
to your weary body and mind as thc whip gives
to the jaded norse, and no more. Alcoholic stim?
ulants arc injurious to nerve health, and arc al?
ways followed by depressing reaction.
DODD'S NERVINE AND INVIC.ORATOIi
Is a Tonic and Kentle stimulant, which ls not at?
tended by reaction. What lt gains for you it
maintains. When it refreshes body or mind, it
refreshes with natural strength thai comes to
stay. We are not recommending teetotalism lu
the interoet of any faction; but long nnd extend?
ed observation toadies ua that he who resorts to
the bottle for rest or recuperation, will lind, as !. ?
keeps at it, that he is kindling a lire in his bones
which will consume like the flames of |ierdltion.
Turn from it. Take a tonic that will refresh and
not destroy. DODD'S NERVINE id for salo by all
Druggists. Price one dollar. Sec book of coru?
scates that accompanies each bottle,
tfai?xoate, Cntlerrj, Six. ?
JJ A R T ? CO.,
HARD w A RJE MERCHANTS,*
CHARLESTON, S. C.
D. D. COHEN. D. S. HART. N. S. HART. r. MORAN. JOHN V. M'NAMEE.
WHOLESALE STORE, No. 39 ELAYNE STREET: BETAIL STORE. CORNER KING AND
BAR IRON, MILL ROCKS, *
PLOUGHSrEEL, BOLTING CLOTH,
NAILS, CIRCULAR SAWS,
METALS, FAN MILLS,
GUNS, HOES, PLOUGHS.
A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF
ALSO, A UANDSOME ASSORTMENT OF
RODGF.R8' TABLE AND POCKET CUTLERY,
PLATED AND BRITANNIA WARE, ^
HOUSE FURNISHING AND FANCY GOODS OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.
Bcpt24 fmw3mos DAC *
W OPERA GLASSES
CO DRESSING CASES
^ GLOVE BOYCES
? HANDKERCHIEF BOXES
WORK BOXES AND BASKETS
S BOLLS, TOYS, ETC. ?*
Wc offer TOOTH BRUSHES from 5 cents to 60 cents; Hair Brushes 15 cents to $10; Nail Hat, Bata
am! Clothes Brushes. Combs, Pomades, Perfumery, Ac, m large variety, and cheapest In the city.
EUGENE WARD ic. CO., No. 219 KINO STREET,
decSO 0? Two doors below the Academy of Music
THATCHES AND JEWELRY AT REDUCED PRICES.
W . CARRINGTON" ?Sc CO.,
No. 2?G KING STREET,
Have, by late Importations, greatly Increased their stock of 1
Making our assortment the largest in tho State, and which we are now offering at prices compatible
with the decline in gold.
We desire to call special attention to our line of WATCHES or English, Geneva and American
manufacture. Waltham Watches, in solid Silver Cases, at $20, warranted.
AGENTS FOR TUE AMERICAN WATCH COMPANY.
W. CARRINGTON. W. THOMAS.
LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES,
No. 93 BROADWAY, NEW YORK OITY.
WM. C. ALEXANDER.PRESIDENT
Organizo cl September, 18 5'9.
CASU ASSETS OVER.$10,000,000
ANNUAL INCOME OVftt.$ 5,000,000
All PROFITS divided annually among tho assured.
Its losses are paid promptly.
AU its POLICIES ARK NON-FORFEITING.
0. A. BOWEN, ol JAMBS ADOER & 'Jo., Resident Agent.
WM. B. SHAW. No. IU Meeting street, General Agent, Charleston, S. O.
Drugs, (?l)cmicais, Sit.
BEFORE USING AFTE't USING
It ls sold by Druggists everywhere.
MCKESSON A ROBBINS,
JOHN F. HENRY,
Wholesale Agents, New York.
G. W. AIMA R, CHARLESTON,
AGENT FOR DR. TUTT'S
STANDARD - PREPARATIONS
Dr. William II. Tull:
DEAR SIR-AS a Hair-Dresser for thc last twenty-five years, Ia Europe and the ?"nlted States, I
have^^UndsT?^TB? and it affords me pleasure to say
yet introduced. For ?ic last lew years, I have used it, iu presence to aU others, with entire satiB^C
H0U. Ladies' Hair-Dresser.
No. 108 Broad street, Augusta, Ga.
Prepared at the Laboratory or WJf ff Turr & LAND,
nov22 mws l mo_,
I KAM BOXE m
STANDARD GUARANTEED ?j?
tm IfeSa I
MANUFACTURED BY ?
I WILMINGTON, DE L-| a
?fifa*. F0R SALE DY MM
?^0 CHARLESTON^/ \
PANKNIN'S HEPATIC SITTERS.
THEY CURE DYSPEPSIA,
AND ALL DIS EA5E6 OP THI
STOMACH AND LIVER.
TITBT ARE r."COMMENTED BT TEX
ME DIC A. XJ FACULTY.
HEGEMAN & CO.,
AGENTS, NEW TOES.
i?anufactnred by C. F. PANKNIN,
r.vmmr ?OT /JtTETSASY,
CHARLESTON, S. C. ^
^Fw A'ate ty Druggist* Everytchcre,-?M