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BY JULIAN A. SELBY
Horrible Produce of Nature.?
If yon can imagine a pine-apple
eight feet high and thick in pro?
portion, resting upon its base and
denuded of leaves, you will have a
good idea of the tree, which, how?
ever, was notjof the color of anana,
but a dark*, dingy brown and appa?
rently as hard as iron. From the
apex of this fastioated cone, at least
two feet in diameter, eight huge
leaves sheer to the ground, like
doors swinging back on hinges.
These leaves, which are jointed at
the top of the tree at regular in?
tervals, were eleven or twelve feet
long, and shaped very much like
the American agave, or century
plant. Thev are two feet through
in their thickest point, and three
feet wide, tapering to a sharp point
that looks like a cow's horn, very
convex on the outer (but now un?
der) surface, and on the under
(now upper) surface, slightly con?
cave. This concave surface was
thickly* set with strong thorny
hooks, like those upon the head of
the teazle. These leaves, hanging
limp and lifeless, dead green in
color, had in appearance the
strength of oak fibre. The apex
of the cone was a round white
concave figure, life a smaller plate
set within a larger one. This was
not a flower, but a receptacle, and
there exuded into it a clear, treacly,
liquid honey, sweet and possessed
of violent-intoxicating, soporific
properties. Fr>*n- underneath the
rim (so to speak) of the under?
most plate, a series of long, hairy,
green tendrils stretched out in
every direction toward the hori?
zon. These were seven or eight
feet long and tapered from four
inches to a half inch in diameter,
yet they stretched out stiffly as iron*
rods. Above these (from between
the upper and under cup) six
white, almost transparent, palpi
reared themselves'toward the sky,
twirling and twisting with a mar?
vellous incessant motion, yet con?
stantly reaching upward. Thin as
reed and frail as quills, apparently,,
were yet five or six feet tall, and
were so constantly and vigorously
in motion, with such a subtle, sin
nous, silent throbbing against the
air, with their suggestions of ser?
pents flayed, yet dancing on their
toils. My observation on this oc?
casion was suddenly interrupted
by the natives, who hod been
shrieking around the j tree with
their ?uri? voicts?, ana ?uiuiuiig:
what Hendrick told me were pro?
pitiatory hymns to the great tree
devil. With still wilder shrieks
and chants they now surrounded
one of the women, and urged her
with the points of their javelins,
until slowly and with despairing
face she climbed up the stalk of the
tree and stood on the summit of
the cone, the palpi swimming all
about her. "Tsik! Tsik!" (drink!
drink!) cried the men. Stooping,
she drank of the viscid fluid in the
cap, rising instantly again with
wild frenzy in her face and convul?
sive cords in her limbs. But she
did not jump down, as she seemed
to intend to do. Oh, no! The atro?
cious cannibal tree, that had been
so inert and dead, came to sudden
life. The slender, delicate palpi,
with the fury of starved serpents,
quivered a moment over her head,
then, as if instinct with demoniatic
'intelligence, fastened upon her in
sudden coil round and round her
neck and arms, and while her avr~
ful screams and yet more awful
laughter rose wildly, to bo instant?
ly strangled down again in a gar?
gling mo?n, and the tendrils one
after another, like green serpents,
with brutal energy and infernal
rapidity, rose, protracted them?
selves and wrapped ber in fold,
after fold, ever tightening with
cruel swiftness and savage tenacity
of anacondas fastening upon their
prey. It was the barbarity of the
La?coon without its beauty?this
strange, horrible murder. And now
the great leaves ?ose slowly and
stiffly, liko the arms of a derrick,
erected themselves in the air, ap?
proached one another and closed
about the dead and hampered vic
? tim with the silent force of a hy?
draulic press and the ruthless
purpose of a thumb-screw. A mo?
ment more, and while I could see
the basis of these great levers
pressing more tightly toward each
other from their interstices, there
trickled down the stalk of the tree
"Let our Jost Censi
great streams of the viscid honey?
like fluid, mingled horribly with
the blood and oozing viscera of the
victim. At sight of this the savages
gathered around me, yelling madly,
bounding forward, crowded to the
tree, clasped it, and with cups,
leaves, hands and tongue* each* one
obtained enough of the liquid to
send him mad aud frantic.?Dr.
Jay, in the South Australian lteghtcr.
"When we come to the second
centennial anniversary of our na?
tional independence, it will proba?
bly be written that the Indian race,
with the exception, perhaps, of a
few remnants in some outlying
frontier section, has passed away.
In the District Court of the United
States, for South Carolina.
I In the matter of J. ?. GyleR, of firm of
Hope &, Gyles, Bankrupts, of Colum?
bia.?Petition for Full and Final Dis
learing be had on
1875, at Fede?
ral Court House in Charleston, S. C.;
and that all creditors, Ac. , of said bank?
rupt appear at the said time and place,
and show cause, ii any they can, why
the prayer of the petitioner should not
By order of the Court, the 28th day of
I Mav, 1875. DANIEL HOBLBECK,
I Clerk of the District Court of the United
States, for South Carolina. June 1 tu3
COMFORTABLE BOOMS in the build?
ing corner Lady and Main streets;
COTTAGE containing eleven (11) roomR,
on Lady street, near Main; and desirable
RESIDENCE, containing ten (10) rooms,
corner Williams and Plain streets.
Prices reasonable. Apply to
W. K. GREENFIELD.
June 1 tuf2
ALL persons indebted to the estate of
the late JAMES N. JONES, will
Eake payment to the undersigned; and
1 persons having claims against said
estate wUl present them properly proved
by the 20th of June, 1875, otherwise they
will not be paid.
CARRIE JONES, Adm'x.
June 1 ?9 Per W. H. Such, Agent.
7b all Parties whom it may Concern.
f*|lHE copartnership heretofore existing
JL between J. N. Jones and C. C. Mont
Jornery, under the firm name of JONES
: MONTGOMERY, has been dissolved
by the death of J. N. Jones. The busi?
ness will be wound up by C. C. Mont?
gomery, surviving partner, who hereby
requests all parties owing said firm to
eome forward and make settlement with
C. C. MONTGOMERY.
Max 21, 1875._ May 22 stu
I State South Carolina, Bichl and Co.
J.V THE COURT OF PROBATE
By B. I. Boone, Judge of Probate in
WHEREAS Geo. D. Hope hath ap?
plied to me for Letters of Admi?
nistration on the estate of Edward Hope,
lateof RichlandCounty, deceased: These
are, therefore, to cite and admonish all
and singular tho kindred and creditors
of the said deceased, to be and appear
before me at a Court of Probate, for the
said Countv, to be holden at Columbia,
on the 12th day of June, 1875, at 10
o'clock A. M., to show cause, if any,
why the said administration should not
j be granted.
Given under my hand and tho seal of
the Court, this 29tk day of May, A. D.
1875, and in the fWth year of American
Independence. B. I. BOONE.
May 30 m2 Judge of Probate.
IT is the most wonderful medicine ever
known, and possesses curative power
unequalled in history of remedies. For
solo only at HEINITSH'S Drug Store.
Davis* Diamond Hams.
AFULL supply of those choice HAMS
, just received and for sale by
Apr? 10 JOHN AGNEW & SON.
At TS OF THE raoHLuTURE
[30B 1875, with postage, $1.15. Fc
? sale at It. L. BRYAN'S
May 5 Bookstore.
rpHRASHERS, HORSE POWERS, EN
X GINES, FAN MILLS, GRAIN
"CRADLES, REAPERS, Ac, Ac., at ma?
nufacturers' price. Send for catalogue
to L< TRICK ft LOWRANCE,
April 22 Columbia S. O.
ILUMBIA, S. C, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 2, 1
The symptoms of Liver CompluinUare
uneasiness end pain in the aide. Some?
times the pain is in the shoulder, and is
mistaken for rheumatism. The stomach
i is affected with loss of appetite and sick
Iness, bowels in general costive, and
sometimes alternating with las. The
bead is troubled with pain, and dull,
heavy sensation, considerable loss of
memory, accompanied with painful sen?
sation of having left undono something
which ought to have been done. Often
complaining of weakness, debility and
low spirits. Sometimes many of the
I above symptoms attcad the disease, and
' at other times, very few of them; but the
Liver is generally the organ most in?
Sim M?NS' LIVER REGULATOR!
For all Diseases of the Liver, Stomach and Spleen !
ris evidently a Family Medicine, and by being kept ready for im?
mediate resort, will save many an hour of suffering, and many a
dollar in time and doctors' bills.
After forty years' trial, it is still receiving the most unqualified testi?
monials of its virtues from persons of the highest character and re?
sponsibility. Eminent physicians commend it as the most
for Constipation, Headache, Fain in the Shoulders, Dizziness, Sour
Stomach, bad taste in the Mouth, Bilious Attacks, Palpitation of the
Heart, Pain in the region of the Kidneys, Despondency, Gloom and
forebodings of evil; all of which are the offspring of a diseased Liver.
If you feel Dull, Drowsy, Debilitated, have frequent headache,
Mouth tastes badly, poor Appetite and Tongxc Coated, you are suffer?
ing from Torpid Liver, or "Biliousness," and nothing will cure you so
speedily and permanently.
The Liver, the largest organ in the body, is generally the seat of the
disease, and if not Regulated in time, great suffering, wretchedness
and DEATH will ensue.
Armed with this ANTIDOTE, all climates and changes of water and
food may bo faced without fear. As a remedy in MALARIOUS
FEVERS, BOWEL COMPLAINTS, RESTLESSNESS, JAUNDICE,
NAUSEA, the Cheapest, Purest and Best Family Medicine in the
"I have never seen or tried such a simple, efficacious, satisfactory
and pleasant remedy in my life."?H. Gainer, St Louis, Mo.
"I occasionally use, when my condition requires it. Dr. Simmons'
Liver Regulator, with good effect."?Hon. Alex. H. Stevens.
"Your Regulator has been in use in my family for some time, and I
am persuaded it is a valuable addition to the medical science."?Gov.
J. Gill Shorter, Alabama.
*T havo used the Regulator in my family for the past seventeen
years. I can safely recommend it to the world as the best medicine I
have ever used for that class of diseases it purports to cure."?H. F.
"Simmons' Liver Regulator has proved a good and efficacious medi?
cine."?C. A. Nutttno, President of City Bank.
"We have been acquainted with Dr. Simmons' Liver Medicine fer
more than twenty years, and know it to be the best Liver Regulator
offered to the public."?M. R. Lton and H. L. Lyon, Druggists, Belle
??.aCMCOlNrS' LIVER 3^EK3-XJT ? /\ TOR !
For DYSPEPSIA, CONSTIPATION, JAUNDICE, BILIOUS AT
DEPRESSION OF SPIRITS,
TACKS, SICK HEADACHE, COLIC,
SOUR STOMACH, HEART BURN, Ac.
Xt TT?JHI 3STo
Is a faultless Family Medicine,
Docs not disarrange the system,
Is sure to cure if taken regularly,
Is no drastic violent medicine,
Does not interfere with business,
Is no intoxicating beverave,
Contains the simplest and best remedies.
CAUTION.?Buy no Powders or Prepared SIMMONS' LIVER
REGULATOR, unless in our engraved wrapper, with Trade Mark,
Stamp and Signature unbroken. None other is genuine.
Jan 30 JwCnio J, H. ZELLIN fk CO., Mscon, Ga.. and Philadelphia.
The Mm (Sold Life Insurance Company, of UoUe!
C. E. THAMES, President; T. H. FOWLER, Secretary; Gen. S.D. LEE,
Superintendent of Agencies.
Assets $760,000 in Gold.
CAPITAL STOCK $200,000 GOLD ALL PAID IN.
SURPLUS AS TO POLICY-HOLDERS OVER $400,000 GOLD.
GOLD Oli CURRENCY POLICIES ISSUED !
ASOUTHERN COMPANY, keeps and lends its Money in the South. Since
chartered, if< dividends have varied from 17 to 27 per cent.
May l? >V. II. GIBBES. Ag??nt.
ROSE'S HOTEL, COLUMBIA, S. C.
WM. E. ROSE, Proprietor.
FIRST CLASS HOTEL.
=Ke3v*i!^t-i&^h,. Fare$2J a day, including
'???^'Vr^l^g^^Oninibus ride. Situated
fSfgg near the Capitol and in
***,..^j'centro of busini ss part of
??5 the city. My Omnibus
? ~ will convey passengers to
^ and from every train. The
Ladies' Apartments are
complete; entrance on As?
sembly street. BILLI?
ARD and BATH ROOMS
are all new and in good
order. Ap ?!
jjtJTlllfTlf fr** f
Manufactured by HOLMES, CALDBR ft CO., Proprietors.
Office 203 East Bay street Factory corner Cumberland and Philadelphia streets,
rlPORTERS and dealers in Lubricating and Paint OILS, WINDOW GLASS and
PAINTERS' MATERIAL. Agents for Averill's Chemical Paint, Prince's Metalic
Paint, Rubber and Leather Del ting. Feb 25 JCmo
;end the True Event."
Kinard & Wiley?To patrons in
nrolina for their liberality: We
Indeed thnnk yon for buying S~\
ur fine ready-made Clothing, \_/
Neckwear, Under-wear, cheapest, TT
orgeat stock ever in the city, JLA \
nd wo believe best, for we
Adams' Black Silk Tics
riftilpRppciixlty, good fit; guaranteejLfA
Durability, elegance, comfort to "T>
uyer. Tho Quaker City and _D
&Star Shirts are all the go, and X
n Silk, Linen,Gingham Umbrellas A
TJJTe claim to sell at less profit a good *
W rticle than anyheuse in the trade J\.
In fine, ready-niado Clothing, our O
tyle and price is uncqualed. kJ
Linen Cuffs, Hand kerchiefs, Collars; I \
ur stock can't be surpassed. V_f
Elegance, style and fashion, Hats in ( \
assimero, Silk, Straw, Felt,Wool.\J
t No. 124 Main street J\.
S P & I H S
Now in store, end to be eedd at low
B. & W, 0. SWAFF1ELD,
I Spring Clothing!
H Spring Clothing!
The Largest and Best Stock
Ever seen here,
AT D. EPSTIN'S,!
UNDER COLUMBIA HOTEL.
CJTYLES, New and Handsome!
O FABRIC and DESIGN, Elegant!
BEST MAKE UP!
PRICES, Lower than ever! I
Very full lines of Bovs' and Youths'
CLOTHING, FURNISHING GOODS and
Call and examine at
April 4 Under Columbia Hotel.
South Carolina, Riehl and County.
Y.V THE PROBATE COVET.
In re Estate of Heinreich F. Franc},'.
NOTICE is hereby given that JOHN
C. SEEGERS, guardian of the estate
of Heinreich F. Frank, has applied to
me for a final discharge as such guardian.
I It is ordered that the twenty-first day of
I June, A. D. 1875. be fixed* for hearing
the petition and a final settlement of said
! estate. B. L BOONE,
j May 21 +12 Judge of Probate R. C
THE premises belonging to the
II? South Carolina University, known
?!J as STEWARD'S HALL, consisting
of about three acres, moro or less, with
buildings thoreon, will bo let to the
highest bidder. Proposals received bv
L. C. NORTHROP, of tho Board of Trus?
tees, at his Law Offices, Rooms Nos. 10
and 12, Southern Insurance Building.
May 28 12
COL. A8BUBT COWARD, Principal.
A Full Corps of Able Professors
/COMPLETE outfit of Arms. App a
\J etc., for thorough mental and i
cal training. Location noted for he
fulness, and possessing Railroad ' and
Telegraphic facilities. For Illustrated
Catalogue, apply to Principal.
June 1_j_ U3
GREATEST OF ALL HSroStt
IS HELNTTSH'S QUEEN'S DELIGHT,
for purifying the 'Hood. For sale at
his Drug Store. April 16 t
jUME xi?NUMBER 02.
Pianos and Organs*
CASH PRICES! EAST TERMS!
From #25 to 8100 can be saved
in the purchase of a Piano or Organ
under our new system of selling at
Cash Prices with Kasy Terms for
payments. Pianos have never before
been sold on such favorable terms in
Fine Pianos at $275, $800, $325
and $350, fully guaranteed for five years.
Terms $00 cash, and balance in six
months, nrSlOO cash, and balance in one
The Celebrated Mason &
Hamlin Organs are also sold upon
cash payments $25 to $50, and balance in
six and twelve months.
Special Terms arranged to suit
convenience of all responsible parties
Monthly or quarterly payments received
if preferred. Pianos and Organs for rent
and rent applied on purchase. A good
stool and cover goes with each piano sold
from our warerooms. Send for our new
Reduced Time Price Lists and
see what real inducements we now offer.
LUDwEN A BATES,
Southern Music House, Savannah, Ga.
TIE Mechanics' and Farmers' Build?
ing and Loan Association, of Rich
land, is now receiving deposits of $1.00
and upwards, and allowing interest at
the rate of 6 per cent per annum on all
amounts over $10.00, which remain 30
days or longer. Deposits received by
T. H. Oibbes, Treasurer, at the Central
National Bank, R. D. SENN,
April 22 %_President
Money to Loan,
On Marketable Collaterals.
EXCHANGE on New York, Baltimore,
Philadelphia, Boston, and aU promi*
nent cities of the United States and Eu?
rope bought and sold.
DEPOSITS received and interest-bear?
ing CERTIFICATES issued.
STOCKS, BONDS, GOLD and SILVER
bought and sold.
ACCOUNTS of merchants and others
from the city and country solicited, and
LIBERAL LINES OF DISCOUNTS
granted by the CENTRAL NATIONAL
BANK, corner of Plain and Richardson
itreets. JOHN S. PRESTON, Pros't
J. H. Sawvkk, Cashier. Mar 24
Rot. 3 Broad Street and tot last Say Street,
YET. BY USnra CHEAPER GRADES OF STOCX,
WE CAN FURNISH WORK AT
LOWEST LIVING TRICES.
Piries Paper and Envelopes.
Wedding and Bull gnvitaiions
ON THE BEST STOCK AND PRINTED IN THE
_ Se|>t 4_
This Year's Crop of Maple Sugar.
Just received 1,000 pounds new
crop maple SUGAR, direct from .
Vermont, for sale.cheap at
Choice mess Mackerel.
No. 1, 2 and 3 mackerel.
Just opened and for sale low, at retail, .
by john agnew A son.
Congaree Iron Works,
COLUMBIA, Si C
JOHN ALEXANDER, Proprietor.
al Castings for
Stores and Dwellings, Patent Railing,
for Gardens and Cemeteries, iron Settees,
and Arbor Chairs; olso. Brass Castings of
all kinds. Bells for Churches, Schools,
Work-shops, Ac. Guarantee all my work
first class and equal to' any,; MoSth or
South. Works at foot of Lady street and
near South Carolina and Greenville and
Colsmbia Railroad Depots. Not 18
Attend Perry A Slawson's clearance
sales of cigars.