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COLUMBIA, S. C.
Friday Morning, June 18, 1675.
That saucer of ice cream which Vice
President Wilson enjoyed with Jefferson
Davis at Memphis, and his kindly recep?
tion throughout the South, have excited
the wrath of the Washington Republican.
Very angry, indeed, is the organ at the
reception given to Henry Wilson. "If
ho had only been insulted jnst a little,"
thinks the organ, "how happy we would
be." The Vice-Prcsident was not in
r.ulted, however, and took his strawber
. ries with relish, even with tbe late Presi?
dent of the Confederacy. Suffused with
rage, the Republican says:
"There is nothing in the Constitution
or the social code which should interdict
this; but that the Democratic press,
which constantly abuses and traduces
the President, should bo allowed the
privilege of extolling the Vice-President
because of his dalliance with the Presi
dentess of the late Confedenicy, and, by
comparison, to the prejudice of the Pre?
sident of the United States, does raise a
question of seeming consistency and
Now, it is distressing, indeed, that
Mr. Wilson meets with commendation
for burying the hatchet quietly, and
General Grant docs not get any praise
for his war-paint, scalping-knife and an?
nihilation policy. It is, of course, very
much to the prejudice of the President,
but then he has no idea of trying a third
term, of course, and he can possibly
stand it, and continue to make his tre?
mendous sacrifice for another year.
Thx Antiquity or Draw.?The thing
that hath been, it is that which shall be;
and that which is done, is that which
shfLU bo done; and there is no new thing
nnder the sun. Our freshest slang
?comes from Shakspeare; the Chinese
grew tired of gun-powder many years
ago, and Beeoher-Tllton scandals were
^quite common among the anoients. We
had believed that if there was any new
thing under the sun that novolty was the
science of poker. We had learned to
look upon this as a discovery by an Ame?
rican for the benefit of Americans, and
always favored an export duty which
would prevent its mysteries being mas?
tered by the barbarians of Europe.
When Gen. Schenck published his poker
brochure for the benefit of Great Britain
we experienced a pane of anguish, and
almost felt that the Minister deserved
the fate of Morgan. But now there
comes a Scotch woman, Lady Minto,
and makes poker older than steam, and,
ibr aught wo know, as old an the Pyra?
mids. In an edition of the corres?
pondence of her grand-uncle by mar?
riage, she tells us that as far back as 1762
Gilbert Elliot was "a member of the
Poker Club, of Edinburgh, which was for
several years supported by Borne of the
most distinguished men in Scotland."
We suppose there is no use in. denying
the fact so circumstantially stated, and
America may as well throw up the sponge.
We may as well admit that America stolo
poker from Scotland, Scotland from the
Romans and the Romans from the
Egyptians. There is no evidence, how
ever, that the chief feature of the game,
bluffing, was known to the ancients, and
this may still be claimed as a purely
American variation. Whether the varia?
tion is anything to bo proud of, is a mat?
ter of considerable doubt Lady Minto
informs us, that among the regular at
' tendants upon the Edinburgh Poker
Club, were Adam Smith, the great politi?
cal economist, and David Hume, the
famous historian. Though Lady Minto
docs not expressly say so, we judge from
her statements that the Edinburgh game
was that deceptive pastime known as the
cents ante, with no limit. Mr. Smith
scorns to have played a safe game and to
have waited patiently for pairs, occasion?
ally, however, taking advantage of his
reputation to fetcal a spot by standing
pat on nothing. Mr. Hume's game was
bolder, his play being that of a man who
did not believe in n hereafter, though,
atheist as he was, we will do him the
justice to say there is no proof that he
was ever guilty of the ineffable baseness
of drawing to a three card Hush. Such
meanness was reserved for the Western
hemisphere and the boasted civilization
of the nineteenth century.
An ex-Confederate officer has won re?
nown in the field of exploration. An
exchange states that Col. Long, the ex
Confederate officer attached to Col. Gor?
don's Central African expedition, who
not long since discovered a third great
lake at the bead-waters of tho Nile, has
reached Egypt on his return from a jour?
ney to the country of tho piumies, dis?
covered by Schweinfurth. Iiis journey
has been a successful one, and ho has
made discoveries of very great interest
to geographers and ethnologist*. As his
term of service has expired, and he pro?
poses to return home, a new volume of
African exploration, inferior in interest
and importance to no recent work of the
kind, may be anticipated. Tho bravery
and enterprise displayed by Col. Long
reflect credit on the American name, and
havo already been rewarded by the offi?
cial commendation of Col. Gordon and
tho presentation by tho Sultanol'a badge
of the Turkish order of merit.
A torpedo ohicken has been invented
for the benefit of the robbers of tho hen?
roost. It is a/?c simile, of tho genuine
article, but is charged with explosive
material, which makes tho thief think
lightning has struck him when he
touches it. Perhaps Gabriel may as
well sound his trumpet now.
Editor Phosnix: Who is at fault, I
would ask? Some time ago, I directed a
letter to Helena, near Newberry village,
and it was eleven day a. before it was de?
livered to tho party. I have one now on
the way some dayB, marked important,
and I hopo those charged with the.sc du?
ties may deliver it, if the labor is not too
sflvcre; and, if so, I will assist them pro?
fessionally, if called on.
MASK Twain on SrEI.lino. ?There was
a spelling match at tho Congregational
Church, Hartford, Conn., and Mr. Sa?
muel L. Clemens (.Mark Twain) being
called on for a few preliminary remarks,
spoke as follows:
Ladihh and GbntTjEMKK:'I have been
honored with the office of introducing
these approaching orthographical so?
lemnities with a few remarks. The tem?
perance crusade Bwept tho land some
time ago, that is, that vast portion of the
land where it was needed, but it skipped
Hartford. Now comes this new spelling
epidemic, nnd this time we aro stricken.
So I suppose we needed the affliction. /
don't say wo needed it, for I don't see
any use in spelling a word right, and
never did. I mean, I don't see any use
in having a uniform and arbitrary way of
spelling words. Wo might as well mako
all clothes alike and cook all dishes
alike. Sameness is tiresome; variety is
fdeasing. I have a correspondent whoso
ettcrs are always a refreshment to me;
there is Buch a breezy, unfettered origi?
nality about his orthography. lie
always spells Kow with a large K. Now
that is just as good as to spell it with a
small one. It is better. It gives the
imagination a broader field, a wider
scope. ItBUggests to the mind a grand,
vague, impressive, new kind of cow.
Superb eflfects can be produced by varie?
gated spelling. Now, there is Blind
Tom, the musical prodigy. He always
spells a word according to the sound that
is carried to his ear. And ho is an en?
thusiast in orthography. When you
give him a word, he shouts it out?puts
all his soul into it I once heard him
called upon to spell orang-outang before
an audience. He said, "O, r-a-n-g,
orange, g-e^-r, ger, oranger, t-a-n-g,
oranger tang?" Now a body can respect
on orang-outang that spells his name in
a vigorous way like that .But the feeble
dictionary makes a mere kitten of
him. In the old time, peopled used to
spell just as they pleased. That
?was tho right idea. You had two
chances at a stranger then. You
knew a strong man from a weak one by
his iron-clad spelling, and his hand?
writing helped you to verify your ver?
dict Somo people have an idea that
correct spelling can be taught?and
taught to anybody. That is a mistake.
The spelling faculty is born in a man,
like pootry, musio and art It is a gift;
it is a talent People who have this gift
in a high degree, only need to see a
word once in print and it is forever pho?
tographed upon their memory. They
cannot forget it. People who haven't it
must be content to spell more or less
like?like thunder?and expect to splin?
ter the dictionary wherever their ortho
5raphical lightning happens to strike,
'here arc 114,000 words in the una?
bridged dictionary. I know a lady who can
only spell 1^0 of them right. She steers
clear of all the rest She can't learn
any more. So her letters always consist
of those constantly recurring 1H0 words.
Now and then, when she finds herself
obliged to write upon a subject which
necessitates the use of some other words,
she?well, she don't write on that sub?
ject. I have a relative in New York who
is almost sublimely gifted. She can't
spell any word right. There is a game
called \ crbarinm. A dozen people are
each provided with a sheet of paper,
across the top of which is written a long
word like kaleidoscopical, or something
like that, and the game is to see who can
make up the most words out of that in
three minutes, always beginning the
initial letter of the word, t'pon one oc?
casion the word chosen was cofferdam.
When time was called, everybody had
built five to twenty words except this
young lady. She had only one word ?
calf. We all studied a moment, and
then said: "Why, there is no 1 in coffer?
dam!-' Then wo examined her paper.
To the eternal honor of that uninspir-jd,
soul, be it said, she had spelled the word
"calf!" If anybody here can spell call
any more scnsibly'than that, let him step
to the front and take his milk. The in?
surrection will now begin.
In the Tillon-Boecher trial, at Brook
lyn, X. Y., on the 8th, Mr. Beach con?
tinued his argument He reviewed the
history of tho scandal, to show that
Tilton and Moniten had both acted in
good faith with Beecher in seeking to
suppress the scandal, for the sake of the
two chief parties to it, and that it was
not until Beecher had packed a church
committee and enticed Mrs. Tilton from
her home to testify in his behalf, that
they took final and decisive action. He
combatted the argument of Mr. Evarts,
that it was impossible for the jury to
convict on the ovidenco of tho accusing
party, and also claimed that tho confes?
sions of both Mrs. Tilton and Mr.
1 Beecher wore of full capacity to warrant
a conviction. In regard to tho charges
of conspiracy and black-mail, ho showed
that at tho time this conspiracy was
alleged to have begun, Tilton wanted
neither money nor fame, for he possessed
both, while Moulton stood higli in his
business and lacked nothing. For four
years, theso "conspirators" had been
struggling to koop down tho scandid.
Would Mrs. Moulton, Mrs. Bradshaw
and Mr. Moulton, ho asked, all peril
their souls for the sako of Mr. Tilton?
Mr. Boaoh continued thus at some length,
to demonstrate the absurdity of tho
charge of blaok-mail and conspiracy, and
also of tho allegation that Mrs. Tilton
made her confession, acting under the
! control and at tho dictation of her hus
"The Wild So?thebnxr."?Wendell
Phillips is a rare genius, and he is one
of the few wild New England fanatics in
whose sincerity we bolieve. There iB as
little blarney and humbug about Wen?
dell as any Northerner of his generation.
His candor is sometimes overpowering.
He makes tho following characteristic
remarks about our people, in which he
shows that tho method in his madness
"The wild Santhcrner has been tamed;
he will never light the flag again. Tho
cunning of madness is left. He seeks J
to write over the llag its old lie. Calhonn
taught, and every white adult in the
South believes, to-day, that this is a
white man's government. Though you
bray them with the pestle in n mortar,
you will never crush this folly out of
them. Heaven forbid that I should do
the white race of the South such foul
wrong as to bclicvootherwi.se. I respect
their sincerity, their persistent loyalty
to conviction; I remember the long suf?
fering, the faithful cavalier whose party
ended only when its lust adherent sunk
into the grave. Though the glorious
Roundhead conquered, and had, in the
name of justice and liberty, the right to
conquer, God and human nature being
his allies, still all honor to the .stout
English blood that never shifted sides
nor traded in convictions. I will not do
such discredit to the English blood this
side of the ocean as to believe that we
cannot show as stout hearts to-day, spite
of Generals, Senators, Vice-Presidents
and debaters in verse and prose. The
South holds to-day the same souls?un?
selfish, untiring, faithful to death- -as
England did in 16G0, 1088 and 1715. The
North will yet find her Somers, Hamp
den and Vane. Does blood hero run so
thin that the stout conviction which in
England it took 100 years to root out,
Bells out and skulks away in ten years?
Those who think so do not know the
The Laboest Fajim in the Would.?
Mr. George Grant, the enlightened
founder of Victoria colony, in Kansas,
who has been spending a couple of days
in this city, left for Kansas, hist evening.
Tho owner of 576,000 acres of land, em?
bracing the County of Ellis, which is
lnrger than any dukedom in Europe, he
is entitled to tho credit of a public bene?
factor, by the introduction of the best
blooded stock, and showing, by exam?
ple, the best manner of rearing, feeding
and improving the foreign and domestic
breeds of horses, cattle and sheep in this
country. He has just wintered 7,000
sheep, with a ltss of less than one per
per cent He wintered 537,000 cows
without feeding them, except on several
cold nights with hay, with only a loss of
four calves and one cow. His success in
this respect is due mainly to good shel?
ter. The secret of saving f< cd and pre?
serving stock is shelter. During the
past year, Mr. Grant expended SG.'iOO in
constructing shelter, and be has such
faith in its advantages that he will ex?
pend double the amount during the
coming season. He has $250,000 in?
vested in stock, and is the owner of the
thorough-bred English stallion Flodden,
valued at $25,000, the father of which
won the race in I860 at Derby, in which
half a million dollars changed hands.
Mr. Grant has just returned from the
East, and has on the way to his farm
thirty odd brood man s, purchased in
Ohio, Virginia and Kentucky. Mr.
Grant is disposing of bis land to actual
settlers, and sells only to such as can
afford to purchase a mile square or up?
wards. Among tho large number of re?
sident colonists and stock-raisers who
have purchased land of him, and are
now raising stock in Victoria Colony,
are nianv young mi n of prominence,
both in this country and England. The
Hon. Walter Maxwell, younger son of
Lord Horrics, of Evcringhnm Park,
Yorkshire, England, owns two sections,
and is comfortably settled down to the
healthful life of the ranchers. Then
there are threo bachelor sons of a Der?
byshire clergyman, and the nephew of
the Earl of Winchclsca. who is now on
his way over from England to take up
his home there. Two nepbows of Mayor
Guthrie, of New York city, and two
young Shields, of Boston, are also among
the number. St. Louis Hrjuibltc'in.
The grass-hopper plague in the West
has directed attention to the terrible
waste and destruction of game that UHcd
to bo so abundant in the country now
afflicted with insects. Formerly, when
grouse, quail and other insectivorous
game birds were abundant on the prai?
ries, people never heard of grass-hop?
per plagues. They have only been known
since the people of the West have in?
dulged in wantorf destruction of the
birds, so that they might make money
by selling their carcasses to the Eastern
markets. To such a degree has this
business been carried on, that of late
years dealers have been offered high
prices for squab grouse, as a dainty, and
the young birds have thus been slain be?
fore they had done their part in replen?
ishing the earth. Once the prairies used
to be covered with lvfxuriant vegetation,
in which were myriads, of grouse; and
nobody ever heard then of grasshoppers
eating up the .prairie grass. Tho birds
had the advantage over thorn and ate
them up before they got time to lay
waste an acre. The birds have now been
destroyed or driven away to remote and
unoccupied territory, where, of course,
they will again be pursued by the gun?
ners, unless the Western legislators pass
laws by which the destruction of the
birds may bo prevented und their in?
crease be promoted. The grass-hopper
is just as dainty to the grouse and the
quail as is the measuring worm to the
English sparrow, and the way to abolish
tho annual plague of the grass-hoppers
is to prevent the destruction of all such
birds by legally punishing their de?
The Growth or London.?The metro?
polis of tho British Empire, tho largest
city the world over saw, covers, within
fifteen miles radius of Charing Cross,
nearly 700 square miles, and numbers
within these boundaries 4,000,000 inhabi?
tants. It contains more Jows than the
whole of Palestine, more Boman Catho?
lics than Home itself, more Irish than
Dublin, more Scotchmen than Edin?
burgh. The port of London has every
day on its waters 1,000 ships and 0,000
sailors. Upwards of 120 persons are
added to the population daily, or 10,000
yearly, a birth taking place every five
minutes, and a death every eight mi?
nutes. On an average, twenty-eight
miles of streets are opened, and 9,000
new houses built every year. In its
postal districts there is a vearly deli?
ver)- of 238,000,000 letters. On the po?
lice register, there ure the names of
120,000 habitual criminals, increasing
by many thousands every year. More
than one-third of all the crime of the
country is committed in London, or at
least brought to light there. There are
as many beer shops and gin palaces as
would, if their fronts were placed side
by side, reach from Charing Cross to
Portsmouth, a distance of soventy-three
miles, and 38,000 drunkards are an?
nually brought before its magistrates.
Tho shops open on Sundays would form
streets sixtv miles long. It is estimated
that there* are above 1,000,000 of the
people who art: practically heathen,
wholly neglecting the ordinance of reli?
gion. At least H00 additional churches
and chapels would be required for the
wants of the people.
What the Weak Need.?Why do tho
debilitated and feeble dread the sum?
mer? It is because heat is an exhausting
element, and they are not in a condition
to beur the new drain upon their lan?
guid systems, which they think must
necessarily commence with the warm
weather. But cannot this evil be ob?
viated? Most indubitably it can. What
these weaklings need?in fact, whatnine
tenths of us need at this season?is an
accession of physical vigor, and this
desideratum can be secured, with abso?
lute certainty, by a course of the might?
iest, yet mildest, of all vegetable tonics,
Hostetter's Stomach Bitters.
Thousands of men of business, me?
chanics and professional men, break
down, partially or wholly, under their
summer labors, simply because they
have neglected to reinforce the powers
of nature in this way. To persons who
use the celebrated invigornnt and cor?
rective regularly in hot weather, the ex?
haustion which excessive heat is apt to
produce under other circumstances is
unknown. They are not troubled with
nausea, their appetites are good, their
digestion exc client and their habit of
body all that can be desired. This for
twenty years has been the uniform testi?
mony of all who have taken tho Bitters
as a summer tonic and alterative. Its
efficacy is due to the care and scrupu?
lous fidelity to the teachings of experi?
mental science, with which its medicinal
ingredients have been culled from the
vegetable kingdom, the admirable pro?
portions in which they are combined
and tho unequalled purity of its stimu?
lative basis. * J18t3"l
A negro revivalist named Andrew Coon
is said to be as effective with his own
race, in Mississippi, as Moody and San
key are with white people. He is a pow?
erful fellow, physically and vocally, and
the scenes that attend his fervid exhorta?
tions are described as being the acme of
religious excitement. A correspondent
of the Cincinnati Commercial attended
one of his meetings. After a harrowing
sermon, that wrought the impressible
hearers to intense feeling, he made the
following admonition and appeal: "Now,
biedren and sisters, we want mounahs
heah to-night. No foolin*. Ef you can't
monhn for you sins, don' come foolin'
round dis altah. I knows ye. You's
tryin' mighty ha'hd to bo con varied I
'thout be-in' " hurt. The Lord 'spiscs
mockery. Sometimes you sinnahs comes
foil'rd an' holds your head too high
it-comin'. You come foah you's ready.
You starts too soon. You don't repent;
you's no mounnh. You's foolin' wid do
Lord. You come struttin' up to tho
altah: you flops down on your knees,
an' you peeps fru you lingahs, dis way,
an' you cocks up yon cabs to see who's
iiiakin' do bes' pray'r. Y'ou's 'tiroly too
peart for pen it en's. You's no mounahs.
Et you conies heah to fool, you bettah
stay away. Bettah go to hell from de
pew asleepsn'. or from your cabin a
.swearin", dan from the numnah's bench
He was an awfully mean man. He
carried a 850 counterfeit bill to make a
show of it sometimes when lingering for
a little change. His poor, hard-working
wife had been begging him for a nice
gold chain she had seen in a shop-win
clow down town. One day he felt in a
merry mood, gave her the counterfeit
bill, and told her to buy tho chain.
Then ho left home laughing, and ho
catno home feeling full of jokes. It ap?
peared to be tho happiest day of his life.
Ho made a tool of the old woman. But
the old woman wore that gold chain at
the dinner-table, and called the brute
her "dear old darling." This put an?
other face on the whole affair. It had
censed to be a joko to him. The jeweler
called before dinner, and handing him
the base note, told him to "shell out"
fifty dollars, if he wished to escape an?
noyance. He shelled out, and has nover
been able to see the point of his own
joke. But the poor woman enjoyed it.
"Are the young ladies of the present
day fit for w ives?" asked a lecturer of his
audience. "They are fit for husbands,"
responded a female voice; "but the trou?
ble is, you men are not fit for wives!"
The applause was great, and so was the
discomfiture of the lecturer.
Crrr Items.?Subscribe for (don't bor?
row) the Phoenix.
GOO dozen hosiery, put this day on the
bargain counters of Wm. D. Love <fc Co.
When you see a man bend forward
with woe upon his face, and hands upon
his stomach, yon may know that early
cucumbers have arrived.
Bargain counters, loaded with choice
goods, at half price, at Wm. D. Love A
Notwithstanding storms and other at-'
mospheric disturbances, the Pikenix de?
spatches come right along. Vide our
There was another storm, yesterday
afternoon- wind, rain, thunder and
lightning. 1875 will be remembered as
the year of gales.
The ruffle for the benefit of the Catho
lil school came off Wednesday evening?
Mr. Jerome Pagan winning the silver
cup, and Miss Doyle and Mr. W. Wood?
ruff the pictures.
I In Norway, the longest day lasts three
months. The man who, six months ago,
promised to call in a day or two and set
J tie that little bill, must have gone to
I Norway on a visit.
The entire stock of Hamburg edgings
and insertings placed on the bargain
counters this day, at Wm. D. Love &
Co., at a sacrifice?must be sold.
The Greenville Enterprise and J/bun
taineer has passed into the hands of
Messrs. John C. and Edward Bailey.
Mr. B. C. Logan retires from the edito?
When they build a railroad, the first
thing they do is to break ground. This
is often done with great ceremony. Then
they break the stock-holders. This is
done without ceremony.
Yesterday afternoon, while the gale
was at its height, a burning chimney in
the house of Mr. E. 8. Bouknight, cor?
ner of Plain and Gates streets, caused a
fire alarm. No damage was done; men
and horses had a ran, however.
The ovidence in the Beecher case is to
be re-opened, and the old adulterer
made to face some very damaging evi?
dence?from a druggist, named Leys,
from whom he purchased poison, and
Loader and Price, upholsterers, who
testify to direct crim. con. Pity this
evidence had not been introduced several
months ago, and at once put an eud to
this disgusting trial. The intimacy at
tho Long Island hotel may yet be
Our dry goods men aro cutting down
prices in nearly every department; so
that a little money will go a long way.
Messrs. W. D. Love & Co. have bargain
counters, where goods are disposed of at
and below cost. Messrs. Jones, Davis A
Bouknights keep the ball in motion, and
won't let a customer leavo without being
fully snpplied. Mr. Kinard steps up to
the front, and asks an inspection of his
stock and prices; while Mr. Jackson, who
claims to be the "leader of low prices."
will prove satisfactorily that'he will not
be under-sold. Each ol these establish?
ments arc doing a driving business.
A Gap.at Stokm and Bi'sh.?Not at
Love's, Jones', Jackson's or Kinard's,
but at "Heinit8h's City Drug Store," not
for linen and fine clothes, but for good
and cheap medicines, to make you feel
well in the clothes you have: The "Rose
Cordial,-' "The Balm of Gilead," "The
Blood Pills" for tho liver, the Queen's
Delight, the Lamp of Life, and Mother
"Darling's" Baby Cordial. Life is al?
ways worth preserving. Save It at the
least expense, and do it by getting your
medicines at Heinitsh's.
Hotel AnnrvALs, June ll.?JIendri.r
House-T. B. Lewis, N. Y.; T. S. Wil?
liams, Aiken; S. B. Chinnis, N. C.: W.
P. Boof, Lexington; C. T. Ligon, city:
E. A. Wagener, Charleston; J. A. Sence,
It is truly wonderful, the variety and
ingenuity of tho conveniences for the
desk and office?pens of varied patterns,
inkstands possessing uninberless ad?
vantages, letter files, each one the best,
envelopcsjof size and qualities infinite.
It is almost bowildenng to enter tho
largo Broad street store of Walker,
Evans A Cogswell, in Charleston, and
see the number of these attractions.
Here you find the largest stationery
stock South of Baltimore, and you only
have two troubles?first, sufficient cash;
and, second, the difficulty in deciding
among the many things offered, each
j equully suitable to your wants. M7t
At an auction of household goods on
Harrison avenue, yesterday, when a wo?
man had made a bid on an old bureau
worth about two dollars, a boy slipped
around to another woman and whis?
pered: "You see that woman over there
with a blue bow on?" "Yes." "Well,
she says that no woman with a red nose
can buy anything at this sale!" The wo?
man with the red noso pushed hor way
into tho crowd and run the price of tho
bureau up to twelve dollars, and as it
was knocked down to her she remarked:
"I may havo a rod noso, but no cross?
eyed woman with a blue bow on can
1 bluff me!"?Detroit Fre* Press.