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BY JULIAN A. SELBY.
The Best Time and Easiest Wat to
Woo Morpheus.?Mr. Frank Bnckland,
in his "Essay in Land and Water," says:
We read of Bismarck that "his old foe,
inBomnin, still tenaciously clings to
him. Ho passes whole nights waking.
At morning dawn, slumber, if not sleep,
comes at last, but day finds him weary
and unfit for work, yet with mountains
of work to get through." Having paid
considerable attention to this important
?uestion of being able to procure sleep,
venture to record what I know about it
The human frame cannot do without
sleep. I believe the reason is that the
mysterious property?for want of a bet?
ter name we call it "vital energy"?
gadually leaks out during the day.
nrin g sleep the machinery of the body,
especially the brain, becomes recharged
with it The cause of not being able to
sleep?I write now of-people in good
health and hard workers with their
brains?is that the brain' cannot, so to
speak, "go down," but continues to act,
more or less. My father, whan writing
the "Bridgeport Treatise," had his own
way of working. He was an excessively
busy man during the day, and had only
the night hours in which he oould write.
He generally dined at 7 o'clock, and im?
mediately after dinner went to sleep for
two or three hours. He then got up and
worked on until 2 or 3 o'clock in the
morning. Just before retiring he took
some light pudding or a sandwich, with
cocoa or milk. Thus he always slept
well, as the blood was diverted from the
brain to the stomach.
I have no hesitation in saying that
the proper thing to do is to go to sleep
immediately (or at least very soon) after
the meal of the day. All animals always
go to sleep, if they are not disturbed,
after eating. This is especially noticea?
ble in dogs; and the great John Hunter
showed by an experiment that digestion
went on during sleep more than when
the animal was awake and going about
This is his experiment: He took two
dogs and gave them both the same
Suantity of food. One of them was
Llowed to go to sleep, the' other was
taken odt hunting. At the end of three
or four hours he killed both these dogs.
The food in the stomach of the dog
whioh had been asleep was quite. di
6ested; in that of the one which had
een hunting tho food was not digested
This fact, jl think, shows..the advisa?
bility of going to sleep immediately after
eating. This ignored fact always occurs
to my memory when I see'old gentlemen
nodding over their wine. Nature says
to them "go to bed." They will hot go
to bed, but still nature will not allow her
law to he broken, so she sends them to
sleep sitting in the chairs. People,
therefore, who feel sleepy after dinner
ought to dine late and go straight to bed
when a sleepy feeling comes over them.
Most good folks, however, do the worst
possible thing imaginable; they retire
altogether into the drawing-room, and
then, to make matters worse, they drink
tea and coffee. Now, I regard tea and
coffee, when taken at night, to be poison
to certain constitutions. . It is very well
in the morning, but is very bad at night.
The reason why tea and coffee should not
be taken at nicht is that the one contains
an alkaloid called theine, and the other
contains an alkaloid colled caffeine.
These two alkaloids taken into the sys?
tem stimulate the brain, and do not al?
low it to go to rest I speak of this from
experience. If I take thoughtlessly a
cup of tea or coffee after 5 o'clock in the
evening, going to bed at 11, I cannot go
to sleep; and if the brain does fall
asleep, the alkaloid will wake" it up in
about an hour or two. Sleeplessness,
therefore, is usually caused by tea or
coffee, though, strange to say, ten and
coffee actually send some peoplo into
I well recollect the late Dr. Wilber
force, then Bishop of Oxford, telling my
father, then most actively engaged as
Dean of Westminster, of his patient way
of going to sleep. It is better than the
old-fashioned prescription of watching
sheep jumping througaahedge one after
another, snips sailing out to sea. Ac.
The bishop's prescription was to repeat
very slowly the vowels A, E, I, O. In
doing this, they were to be faintly pro?
nounced with each inspiration and expi?
ration. It will be found easy to do this
without moving the lips, for to do this
the muscular action of the Ups necessa?
rily takes place, and sleep comes not. . I
advise my readers to try this plan. I
once*heard of a midshipman who' com?
plained that be could hot sleep at night
because there were no waver, dashing
against the side's of the ship.' To this
noise he find so many moriths been ac?
customed that Ire cohldnotsioepwitliout
the familiar sound. He asked. his mo?
ther to dasb pails of water agaidat his
bed-room doot till he went to'sleep. I
Was once told, when ?h'a*salmon inspec?
tion, that a certain miller could sleep so
long as the continued whirr of the mill
wheel was going on, but directly after
the noise stopped he awoke. :
The deepest sleep i? always just before,
df.wn. /It Is, I believe-, probable that
some change takes place at.this time in
ths atmospheri* condition1, as the hour
jutt before dsem" is .selected by savages
to make their attack, and it is at this
time, also, 1 believe, that a great propor?
tion of children are born. When staying
at. a country home, unfortunately the
visitor not accustomed to countrj
founds, gets often woke up. The abom?
inable cocks begin their horrible, crow?
ing, called in Herefordshire "oook
shoot" I recolleot. on one occasion,
after the wretched cocka had gone from
the fowl house to feed, I fell asleep, and
then came a most awful cry of agony; in
fact, the farmer killed a pig ander my
window, enough to wake anybody. The
j>ig was most vociferous, bet aa he was
mmohtted in honor of my arrival, I
\ooold not say much.
A My monkeys always get sleepy when
the gas is lighted in my study, and
where I and my monkeys always sit.
This room was once called by the serv?
ants the "master's room;" but I found
out lately by accident that they now call
it the "monkey's room." This is Dar?
win going backward! Dogs, likewise,
will sleep at night if they can; cats, I
observe, aro sleepy in the morning, the
reason being that the wretches have been
out all night, and, of oouse, foci very
seedy in the morning, and doubtless
their head aches sometimes, and it
series them right if they do, consider?
ing the row they make fighting and
caterwauling. I have strong reasons to
think that my own black cat is presi?
dent of a free-and-easy club, for they
hold their meetings among the ruins of
the Colosseum at the back or my house.
This is a regular "cattery." All the
otray cats in Regent's Dark and the neigh?
borhood come here to arrange family
matters; sometimes they come into a
back cellar, where I keep skeletons,
casts, Ac., and kindly supply me with a
lot of little kittens, which I convert into
skeletons, casts, Ac. I confess I do not
know how to get rid of caterwauling cats.
Will any one tell us?
I now venture to suggest a new but
simple remedy for want of sleep. Opiates
in any form, even the liquor opii stdat,
and chloroform will leave traces of their
influence the next morning. I therefore
prescribe for myself?and have frequently
done so for others?onions; simply com?
mon onions raw, but Spanish onions
stewed will do. Everybody knows the
taste of onions; this is due to a peculiar
essential oil contained in this most valu?
able and healthy root This oil has, I
am sure, highly Bophorifio powers. In
my own case, they never fail. If I am
much pressed with work, and feel I
shall not sleep, I eat two or three small
onions, and t tie effect is magical. Onions
are also excellent things to eat when
much exposed to intense cold. Mr.
Parnaby, Troutdale Fishery, Keswick,
informs me that when collecting salmon
trout eggs in the winter, he finds that
common raw onions enable him and his
men to bear the ice and cold of the semi
frozen water much better than spirits,
beer, Ac. The Acetic expedition jnst
now about to start should, therefore, take
a good stock of onions. Finally, if a
Serson cannot sleep, it is because- the
lood is in the brain, not in his stomach.
The remedy, therefore, is obvious. Call
the blood down from the bruin to tho
stomach. This is to be done by eating a
biscuit, a hard-boiled egg, a bit of bread
and cheese, or something. Follow this
Up with a glass cf wine or milk, or even
For all Diseases of the Li
"T is evidently a Family Medicine
mediate resort, will save many
dollar in time and doctors' bills.
After forty years' trial, it is still r
menials of its virtues from person;
pponsibility. Eminent physicians
for Constipation. Headache, Pain
Stomach, had taste in the Mouth,
Heart, Pain in the region of the ]
forebodings of evil; all of which ar
If you feel Dull, Drowsy, Del
Mouth tastet, badly, poor Appetite
ing from Torpid Liver, or "Bilious
speedily and permanently.
The Liver, the largest organ in tl
disease, and if not Regulated in
and DEATH will ensue.
Armed with this ANTIDOTE, all
food may be faced with nut fear
FEVERS, DOWEL COMPLAINT
NAUSEA, the Cheapest, Purest o
"I have never seen or tried sue]
and pleasant remedy in my life."?
"I occasionally use, when my ct
Liver Regulator, with good effect."
"Your Regulator has been in us
am persuaded it is a valuable add it
J. Gill SnoRTEn, Alabama.
"I have used the Regulator ii
years. I can safely recommend it
.have( ever used for'that class of dn
' TmoPKt, .
" "fiimriions' Liver Regulator has ]
cine."?Ci A. Notttno, President?
"We save been acquainted with
more than ' twenty years,' and km
offered to the public!"?M. R. Lroi
For DYSPEPSIA, CONSTIPAT
TACKS, SICK HEADACHE, CO]
SOUR STOMACH, HEART BURN
Xt ECcub xa
I? a faultless Family Medioine,
Does 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 ren
CAUTION.?Buy no Powders
REGULATOR, unless in our eni
Stamp and Signature unbroken. .
Jan 30 tw?mo J. H. ZEILIN &
OLIJMBIA, S. C, SUNDAY
water, and yon will fall to sleep, and
will, I trust, bless the name of the writer.
South Carolina, Richland County.
IX TILE P1WBATE COURT.
In re Estate of Ueinreich F. Franck.
NOTICE is hereby given that JOHN ,
C. SEEGERS, guardian of the estate |
of Hoinreich F. Frank, has applied to
me for a final discharge as such guardian, j
It is ordered that* the twenty-first day of |
June, A. D. 1875, bo fixed for hearing I
the petition and a final settlement of said '
estate. B. I. BOONE,
May 21 112 Judge of Probate R. C.
Money to Loan,
On Marketable Collaterals.
EXCHANGE on New York, Baltimore, |
Philadelphia, Boston, and all 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 BichardBon
>treets. JOHN S. PRESTON, Pres't
J. H. Sawtub, Cashier._Mar 24
California and Imported
Wines, Liquors, Etc.
JUST received, direct from
JKfijR^Calit'ornia, a carload of supe
SEDK nor WINES and BRANDIES,
*v^W?nnul? of delicious grapes in
that highly favored country.
Best Imported Scotch WHISKEY,
Old Jamaica RUM, Holland GIN,
Otard and other brands BBANDY,
Sherry, Port and Madeira WINES.
I am also manufacturing
that superior LAGER BEER,
for which my brewery has
acquired such a deserved re-_
putation. Give it a trial?it is pure and
warranted free from any deleterious in?
gredients. Physicians recommend it
M -jr Also, best brands Imported and
T^mum Domestic CIGARS, Smoking and
* kChewing TOBACCO, Ac.
My SALOON is supplied with the best
of everything. LUNCH every day, at 11
o'clock, Give me a call, at the sign of the
big barrel, Nor. 164 and 166 Richardson
street JOHN C. KEEGERS.
The symptoms of Liver Complainfare
uneasiness and pain in the side. Some?
times the pain is in the shoulder, and is ?
mistaken for rheumatism. The stomach
is affected with loss of appetite and sick?
ness, bowels in general costive, and
lometimes alternating with lax. The
aead is troubled with pain, and dull,
heavy sensation, considerable Iobs of
memory, accompanied with painful sen?
sation of having left undone something
which ought to have been done. Often
complaining of weakness, debility and
low spirits. Sometimes many of the
ibove symptoms attend the disease, and
[it other times, very few of them; but the
Liver iB generally the organ mo=t in-|
rer, Stomach mid Spleen !
i, and by being kept ready for im
an hour of suffering, and many a
eceiving the most unqualified testi
i of the highest character and re?
commend it as the most
in the Shoulders, Dizziness. Sor.r
Bilious Attacks, Palpitation of the
iidneys, Despondency, GIooia and
e the offspring of a diseased Liver,
ilitated, have frequent headache,
and Tongue Coated, yon are suffer?
ness," and nothing will cure you so
le body, is generally the seat of the
time, great .suffering, wretchedness
climates and changes <if water and
As a remedv in MALARIOUS
S, RESTLESSNESS. JAUNDICE,
nd Best Family Medicine in the
l a simple, efficacious, satisfactory
H. Haixnft, St Louis. Mo.
tndition requires it. Dr. Simmons'
?Hojt. Ai.kx. H. Stevens.
} in my family for some time, and I
ion to the medical science."?Gov.
i my family for the poet seventeen
bo the world as the best medicine I
eases it purports to cure."?H. F.
>roved a good and efficacious medi
f City Bank.
Dr. Simmons' Liver Medicine fer
>w it to be the best Liver Regulater
? and H. L. Lyon, Druggists, Belle
'ION, JAUNDICE, BILIOUS AT
AC, DEPRESSION OF SPIRITS,
, Ac, Ac.,
or Prepared SIMMONS' LIVER
paved wrapper, with Trade Mark,
Stone other is genuine.
20., Macon, Ga, and Philadelphia.
MORNING, JUNE C, 1875.
SPA It TA NB Uli O, 8. C.
and Tonic; Climate dry,
bracing and bealtbfol.
" Every attention paid to
References in Columbia.?Muj. D. B.
Miller, A. Palmer, Col. Jos. Daniel
Pope, Prof. L. Plate and S. J. Perry.
WILL OPEN JUNE 15.
?U~HACKS meet visitors t^3jg*
ut Sp&rtuuburg C. H. .*ja^iStf^3
JOHN B. BLACK"
Juno 1 lmo Resident Manager.
Spartanburg County, S. C.
-^BBSmna. THIS favorite resort
?j|U0-OB9fc for bcaltb and pleasure
^M^^**flB^will be open to visitors
'VHOEBBEbV on June 1. The medici?
nal virtues of the waters of Glenn
Springs need no other testimonial than
the wonderful nature of the cures effect?
ed by their use; and their merits as an
unfailing remedy in the cure of all forms
of Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Disease of the
Liver and Kidneys, even in chronic
cases, are long and favorably known to
Visitors reaching Glenn Springs by
the South Carolina, Greenville and Co?
lumbia, Spartanburg and Union Bail
roads wiU receive the benefit of Excur?
sion Tickets for the season. A daily
line of Coaches will connect with Trains
on Spartanburg and Union Railroad at
Rich s Hill, five miles distant, and at
Spartanburg, to convey passengers to the
Springs. Steps have been taken to se?
cure to the Guests the benefits of a Daily
Mail and Telegraph.
Dr. O. B. MAYER, ranking among the
eminent physicians of the South, will*oe
in attendance to respond to the profes?
sional calls of the Guests of the house.
The Table will be supplied with the
best the market can afford, Bathing
Rooms, Billiard Tables, Bowling Alleys,
Croquet Grounds, Music on the Grounds
and in the Ball Rooms. Terms mode?
rate. Apply to WM. GORMAN, Colum?
bia, S. C., or Glenn Springs, 8. C.
_May 1C lmot WILLIAM GORMAN.
The Charleston Hotel
WILL not be closed this Sum
finer. AH Guests patronizing us
[during the Summer and Fall
'months, and remaining a week
or more, will be allowed a reasonable
discount?except occupants of rooms on
the first or parlor floor.
The attention of the Country Mer
chants is respectfully called to this no?
tice._ May 28 6mos
COL. ASBURY COWARD, Princi pal
A Full Corps of Able Professors
CCOMPLETE outfit of Arms, Apparatus,
\j etc., for thorough mental and physi?
cal training. Location noted for healtb
fnlness, and possessing Railroad and
Telegraphic facilities. For Illustrated
Catalogue, apply toaPrincipal.
June 1 t?M
Notice to Tax-Payers.
1MIE COUNTY AUDITOR'S OFFICE
. will be open for receiving RETURNS
j from JUNE 1 to JULY 20, 1875, instead
1 of from July 1 to August 20, as hcreto
The law requires the County Auditor
j to assess all parties who fail to list their
l personal property within the time above
j noted, at the same valuation as of 1871,
i and add a penalty of fifty per cent,
thereto; and all new buildings and
structures, not returned in 1874, must be
returned for the fiscal year 1875, and in
default thereof a penalty of fifty per
I cent, will attach. ?
[ To facilitate the Uix-payers in making
(their returns for the fiscal year 1875, I
1 will attend in person at the following
Gadsden Precinct, June 17, 18 and 10.
Acton Precinct, June 21 and 22.
Davis' Precinct. June 24.
Garner's Precinct, Junc.28 and 20.
Cump Ground Precihcti July 1.
Kill inn's Procinct, July 5 and G.
Hopkins' Precinct, July 8.
Trcnholm's Precinct, July 10.
A. L. SOLOMON,
May 2^ lmo County Auditor. J
THE SEVEN VV7)NDEBS
is found in
Heinitsh's Family Medicines.
THE QUEEN'S DELIGHT?For Puri
fving the Blood, and Renovating
i and Strengthening the Body.
THE KINA CHILL CUKE?The best
I Chill Cure known. Will always cure.
THE QUAKER LINIMENT?For
I Rheumatism, Pains, is a wonderful
THE BLOOD AND LIVER PILLS -
Better than any other in the world for
family use. V
THE STANLEY'S COUGH SYRUP?
I The only Cough Remedy that will cure.
I It has cured thousands.
THE LIFE EVERLASTING BITTERS
-A tonic for the Stomach and Digestion,
I giving a good appetite at all times.
THE ROSE CORDIAL'- Will cure all
Bowel Affectlonk; good for children.
For sale only at HEINITSH'S
May 20 t City Drug Store.
?nd the True Event."
Rinari) & Wiley?To patrons in f\
nrohna for their liberality: We
Indeed thank you far buying /~\
ur fine ready-made Clothing, \J
Neckwear, Undor-wear, cheapest, "I"
argest stock ever in the city, I j
And we believe best, for we sell TT I
nion Adams' Black Silk Ties, \J |
Eussian Braces, Suspendera ShirtslkA'
ode specialty, good fit; guarantee jLtJL
Durability, elegance, comfort to X>
uyer. The Quaker City and _L>
&Star Shirts are all the go, and T
n Silk, Linen, Gingham Umbrellas JL
W rticle than an y h e us o in the trad e
In fine, ready-made Clothing, our O
tyle and price is unequaled. - IO
Linen Cuffe.Imndkerohiofs,Collars;/ \
ur stock can't be surpassed. U
TTUegance, style and fashion, Hats in
assimerc, Silk, Straw, *eit,WooL V>
t No. 124 Main street_J\.
The Largest and Best Stock]
Ever seen here,
AT D. EPSTIN'S,
UNDER COLUMBIA HOTEL.
STYLES, New and Handsome!
FABRIC and DESIGN, Elegant!
* BEST MAKE UP!
PRICES, Lower than ever!
Very full lines of Boys' and Youths'
CLOTHING, FURNISHING GOODS and
Call and examine at
April 4 Under Columbia Hotel.
8 P B I H SI
j Now in store, and to be sold at low
R. & \Y, 0. SW4FMLD.
Nos. S Broad Street and 109 test Bay Street,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
t ET. BY rfflWO CHKApeft OSATiek Or.CTOCX,
wa cax r^rnsa wort: at,*
LOWEST LIVING PRICE5.
Piries Paper ami Errvefopet.
$ftiding and <?all invitations
ON THE BCST STOCK A*(D ?niNTEO IN THE
ACTS ?F faS LEGIBL&TTJI1E
F?R 1875, with postage, ?1.15, For
sale at It L. BRYAN'S
Davis* Diamond Hams.
AFULL supply of these choice HAMS
just received and for sale by
April 16 JOHN AONBW * SON.
<Sg ^ftfr THE '?CITY
M? ? CERY STORE
low specified, t
^^^^**List ever pub
Margaux, Pontet Cunrt,
A Preignac, Latour B
Lee, decidedly tbe finest
ported, Obaus A Ducbi..
Carte Blanche, Kelly Man
SHERRIES AND P07
fine quality, age and 1
stock, most carefully si
My stock of French"
Gin, California-"Wines and B
m es tic Whiskies, 'Maryland,
"Finch," ' 'Bomgarden,
ite brands, is always, full
always endeavored to keep
of my business supplied ol
possible qua!i?fc obtainable,
satisfied with flW result 1i
Any rare Wine or _
here advertised, will be
first hands at very few 5
City Hall Grocer and Wine 1
May 20 -t ?'?
Who feeds me from
And shows me every
Of dainties, finer than 1
Whose clerks are
And always at my service (
Attentive to my least comi
., . Why, Solomc
Breakfast Strips, Beef.
Canned Goods and1
Who cares for no men'
While he can keep his ]
Yet sells the finest
? Tis Sol
A Splendid Assoi
fee and Teas?Jt
And can I ever cease
The best of customer
Who always did so'w?1
Oh, Sole \
I'll keep to the store I 111
'Neuth "Mr. Gorman's hi
And ketit by Hardy S-0
. jSfr-Prices still lower, and I
bV rsrxa the
KOCKBRLDGE ALUM, VICHY, J
ORCHAD, KISSINGEN, V
RICHSHALL. The Salts represent
condensed and agreeable form the
dicinal constituents of these^ v|
Mineral Waters, nnd from their
nience and comparative chenpnes;
coming rapidly inte? use.
One or two largo tea-spo<m-fuls 1
to a small tumbler of watc&HE
reprodoces a draught of the
Water, accompanied by a .apart
effervescence. For sale at
L. T. SILLIMAN & CO.
April 6_f_ Drug St
Mackerel. , . -
CHOICE MESS MACKEREL. .,
No. 1, 2 and 3 MACKEREL* .
Just opened and for sale low, ft re
by _ _JOHN AqNSW &B4%
At E. L. Bryan's
GEORGE IV, HiiALifs and;.
?1.25. ? t>r
Scientific London, by Beek?
Science and Religion, b
?1.75. Farrnr's Life of Cl
She Shadowed Home, by Bi
$1.50. . Conquering and to Gor
Schonberg Cotta Family-$i.2*. .
Journey tothe North Pole?$L60.1
JrTfiWs Weatd, .by eutbetf :e*4?,
O't^Sl.25. The Science of L**,' 1
Amos?$1.70. i t? ?'?**! '
; Also, a Variety of new BngBmh 1
paper covers, by: Mrs.
geon, author ef "Castle,*
Wilkie Collins sad Others.. ^ Al
npHE Mechanics' and Farmess'
X i?K and Loan Association, of
Und, is now jocoiving deposits
and npWijSrds, and allowing it
the sale of ? pet cent per aanum
amounts over $10.00, which
days or longer. Deposits
T. H. Gibbes, Treasurer, at the
National Bank, B. D.