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BOND SERVICE OF THE HEART.
When b; the fire we sit hand in hand,
My spirit seems to watch beside your
Alert end eager at your least command
To d> your bidding over earth and sea;
You sgh?and of that dubious message fain,
I s<?ur the world to bring you what you
TilLfrom some island of the spicy main,
He pressure of your fingers calls roe back;
Yra smile?and I, who love to be your slave,
Post round the orb at your fantastic will,
Though, while my fancy ski ma the laughing
My hand lies happy in your hand, and still;
Nor mere from fortune or from life would
Than that dear silent service to fulfill.
DOCTORiNG ROYAL PATIENTS.
Court Etiquette That Hedges In a Queen
from Her Physician's Touch.
It was a matter of wonder to many
persons in Paris that Dr. Fauvel, the
great French specialist in throat diseases,
had not been summoned to attend the
king of Spain at the commencement of
his malady, especially as Dr. Fauvel had
.always attended Queen Isabella and hex
children during their residence in Paris
for any troubles of that nature. But
such a proceeding was forbidden by the
strict rules, of Spanish etiquette, which
jjrohibita one of the royal family of Spain
from being .attended by any physician
who is not aSpaniard by birth.
At the time. of. the last illness of the
young Queen Mercedes there resided in
Madrid a German doctor who was es
pecially famed for his treatment of ty
phoid fever, the dlaeaae from which the'
queen was suffering. He had recently
saved the life of Mrs. J, B. Lowell when
she was suffering from a violent attack
of that terrible malady. A few days be
fore Queen Mercedes breathed h.rlast
her Spanish doctors sent for their Ger
man colleague and requested him to pre
scribe for their patient without seeing
her. This he positively refused to do,
saying that he must examine into the
physical condition of the queen before
prescribing for her. But that could by
no means be permitted.
"Then," he said, "let me merely see
her?let me go to the door of her room
and look at her without crossing the
Even that concession was refused.
"Then," gentlemen," he declared, "I can
do nothing. I will not attempt to pre
scribe for a patient that I have not even
seen," . .
He 'withdrew from the palace, and a
few days later the young queen was dead.
But the sacred laws of Spanish regal
etiquette had been preserved without in
t A similar affair, but with a different
denouement, took place a good many
"years ago in Russia. The late czarina,
the mother of the present emperor of
Russia, was shortly after her marriage
attacked with a serious affection of the
stomach. Up to that time no physician
could approach the bedside of one of his
lady patients of the imperial family
nearer than ten feet. The empress grew
worse and became alarmingly ill. The
? i ghutwmi^ ^ ^y?rmfl?q---g^'g?^>rder3 that a
famous physician called Botkin, of whose
skiU in such cases he had heard, should
at once be sent for. Botkin came, and,
to the horror of his colleagues, he walked
straight up to the bedside of the empress
and took hold of her wrist to feel her
pulse. He was instantly hurried from the
room and was loudly remonstrated with
on the impropriety of his conduct, being
told that his imperial patient was
to be looked at from a distance and that
he must not approach her. Botkin list
ened in silence to all that the other doc
tors had to say, but wnen the report of
the consultation was drawn up he refused
lo sign it. The emperor, who was ex
ceedingly anxious respecting Botkin's
opinion, sent at once for the report, and
on noticing that the name of the new doc
tor did not appear in it . bo caused him to
be summoned at once to his presence.
"Your majesty," quothBotkin, frankly,
"I can not pretend to treat a patient that
I am not permitted to examine. The
empress is, I learn, in a very critical situ
ation. I think I can save her, 'but to do
so I mnrt be allowed to goto work in my
? The emperor rose from his chair, took
Dr. Botkin by the arm and marched with
him into the sick-room of the empres and
straight up to her bedside. "There, doc
tor," he said, "examine your patient, and
if any one pretends to interfere with you
remember that you are obeying my com
mands." The course of treatment pre
scribed by the great physician proved suc
cessful. The empress was saved and
that particular rule of imperial etiquette
was abrogated forever.?Mrs. Hooper's
Pleasant Mode of Traveling.
Steamboating seems to have lost its
former charms for the traveler, owing,
I suppose, altogether to its slowness as
compared with railroads. It is the
pieasantest mode of traveling, though,
and I would not be surprised to see the
world shake off its wild and impatient
way of hurrying through life and re
turn to some extent, at least to the
leisurely and comfortable way of getting
from one point to another. I may not
live to see the day when this change
wiU take place, but it will come. The
time will never be reached when the
tourist with leisure wiU not prefer river
travel to rail.?Capt. J. H. Dunlap in
Precious Pearls, but Not Any Bread.
"Certainly pearls are prized by the
Mexicans. It is common to see girls
ttere with strings of pearls around their
nedes which would fetch' a large price
in London. I, myseif, know women in
LaPaz who have pearls of extraordi
nary value, and sometimes they are so
poor that they have npt the wherewithal
tobu; food."?Interview with a Pearl
Theumbrella as a Nightshade.
People with weak eyes in New York,
who go ut of an evening where there
are electic lights, carry parasols and
umbrellas o protect their eyesight. The
sunshade ? transformed into a night
THE MOST PERILOUS VOCATIONS.
Trades That Arc Exceedingly Dangerous
to Health?Those Least Hurtful.
Labor performed in factories where tho
air is laden -with irritating particles of
dust, whether of vegetable or mineral
origin, or where poisonous matters, such
as arsenic, lead or mercury are used for
coloring or other purposes, should be ab
solutely forbidden for children, and em
ployers should be obliged to adopt every
know precaution to lessen the dangers for
adult workers therein.
The most perilous occupations, by the
inhalation of irritating dust, are needle
makers, pin-pointers, cutlers, grinders,
etc., since they inhale a mixture of
metallic and mineral dust. The height is
reached in the grinding of forks and
needles, which must be done on dry
stones. Workmen that do the wet grind
ing, such as razors, scissors, table-knives,
etc., have their risk also in their liability
to rheumatism, pneumonia and bron
chitis of an acute form. One authority
says the mortality among this class of
toilers is so great that they die at or be
low their 35th year.
Workers in lead suffer greatly, and,
like mercury, the poison affects women
more readily than men. Coppersmiths
are not subject to disease by virtue of
their trade, but the makers of bronze
powder, which is the filings of copper or
brass, are greatly broken hi health.
Phthisis and bronchial catarrh are com
mon among them. The adoption of red
phosphorous for the white in the making
Of matches lessens the dangers, as this
form of this substitute does not give off
vapors and is not poisonous, even when
talc on internally. Toy balloon makers
are poisoned by the vapor of carbon bi
sulphide sometimes producing actual men
tal disease. The hearing is impaired and
the sight affected.
Printers and pressmen usually work in
badly ventilated rooms and take little ex
ercise. Dyspepsia and diarrhoea are com
mon among compositors. Rheumatism
and sciatica is the lot of the cooper.
Carpenters frequently have hernia and
cabinetmakers are subject to varicocele.
Tailors and shoemakers work under the
worst hygienic conditions, and consump
tion claims over one-third of them.
Cement-makers find it impossible to
work many consecutive days together.
They have a persistent cough. Nine
years is the limit at the trade of a cutter
of millstones, It is said that almost aU
the sandstone cutters near Edinburgh
die of consumption, and it is rare to see
one attain the age of 50 years. The
makers of pottery and porcelain sooner
or later become asthmaticaL The female
operatives are pallid and chlorotic and
their infants almost aU scrofulous, with
an enormous mortality. Bright's dis
ease is common among glass-blowers.
Blacksmiths become prematurely aged,
caused by the extreme exertion, the ex
posure to the heat of the forge, the pro
fuse perspiration and sudden changes of
temperature. Phthisis is hardly known
among this class of toilers.
The dust of flour and meal to which
the miller is constantly exposed has no
effect on the respiratory tract. The only
ailment is an irritation of. the akin.
Brewers are sometimes dyspeptic and
troubled with congestion of the Rver;
butchers have only rheumatism to fear,
and are usually florid and robust in ap
pearance. The sapping of the vital
forces in the trade of baker is thorough
and their power of resisting epidemic
disease almost nothing.
Feather ornament makers, who are
mostly women, suffer greatly. Three
years at tin- trade is the limit with great
impairment to health; The lungs and
eyes both suffer. Artificial flower-mak
ers are in danger, through the poisons
necessary in obtaining the colors needed,
to paralysis which last long after work is
abandoned. Bleachers of colors inhale
chlorine gas, which is harmless, while
tlxeir other only danger is eruptions on
the forearms caused by having to work
with hot water and strong lye, which
cracks and fissures the skin.
Fanning would seem to be the most
healthful of aU pursuits. The life is free
from anxiety, but the fact is a painful
one that their lives are shortened and
made uncomfortable by the poorness of
food they consume. Salt pork is the
chief article of meat, and usually poorly
A class that are actually benefited in
health by their profession is the tanners
and leather-dressers, fat-renderers, lard
refiners, bone-boilers, gluemakers, pork
packers, soap-makers, ofl-pressers and
makers of cheese.
The manufacture of tobacco would
seem to have no dangers beyond that of
the absorption of nicotine by the system,
for workmen claim exemption from in
flammatory and epidemic diseases. But
ton-makers, and all workers in bone, are
healthy men. Another class of toilers
who enjoy good health and a certain im
munity against epidemics are the work
ers in wool. The little dust eauaed by
the combing never troubles them.?New
Irrigation in the Nile Country.
Irrigation in the Nile country in Egypt
is carried on as foUows: First, a hole is
dug in the ground to a level with the
Nile river. Two upright poles are erect
ed and another pole or crossbar is ex
tended from one to the other. Then a
long pole is placed upon the crossbar.
Attached to one end of tliispole is a stone
of probably twenty or twenty-five pounds
in weight, and upon the other is a rope
with a pail. A native or slave belonging
to the Sheikh operates this machine,
wliich is called a shakiro. Ho draws the
pail down, fiills it with water, and then
the weight raises it up, after which the
water is emptied into a channel, wluch
conveys it over the land and into oilier
Had Been Painting in tho Country.
"Why, Palette, old boy," said Robin
son, heartily, "where have you been lately
?out of town?"
?'Ya'as," relied Palette; "beenup along
tin' line of the Hudson, painting littlo
bits of scenery?trees, rocks, and that
sort of thing, y'know."
"Ali, all! Patent medicine ads, I sup
pose?"?New York Sun.
Two Correspondents Answered.
Mabtdt P. Topper, Texas.?The poem to
which you allude was written by Julia A.
Moore, better known as the Sweet Singer of
Michigan. The lost stanza is something like
"My childhood days are past and gone,
And it fills my heart with pain,
To think that youth will never more
Return to me again.
And now, kind friends, what I have wrote,
I hopo you will pass o'er
And not criticiso as some has hitherto hore
Miss Moore also wrote a volume of poems,
which the farmers of Michigan are still
using on their potato bugs. She wrote a
large number of poems, all more or less
saturated with grief and damaged syntax.
She is now said to be a fugitive from justice.
"Wo should learn from this that we cannot
evade the responsibility of our acts, and
those who write obituary poetry will one
day be ovcrtakon by a'bobtail sleuth hound,
or a Siberian Nemesis with two rows of
Leonora VrvTAK Gobb, Oloson's Forks,
Ariz.?Yes. You can turn the front breadths,
let out the tucks in the side plaiting and
baste on a new dragoon where you caught
the oyster stow in your lap at the party.
You could also get trusted for a new dress,
perhaps. Rut that is a matter of taste.
Borne dealers ore wearing their open ac
counts thi.i long winter and some are
not' Do aa you think best about cleaning
the dress. Benzine will sometimes eradicate
an oyster s^w from dress goods. It will also
eradicate every one In the room at'the same
time. I have known a pair of - rejuvenated
kid gloves to break up a funeral that started
out with ovory prospect of success. Benzine
is an economical thing to use, hut socially it
is not up to the standard. Another idea has
occurred to mo, howevor. Why not riprap
the skirt, calk tbo salvages, readjust the box
plaits, catstitch the crown shoot, fllo down
tbo gores, sandpaper tho editors and dis
charge the dolman. You could then wear
the garment anywhere in the ovening, and
half tho pesplo wouldn't know that anything
had bapponcd to it
It Ixofcod Sqnally for a While.
[Tho Louisville Postl
A young lawyor, who has bean recently
married to a beautiful bollo, was made the
victim of a. malicious anonymous letter that
might havi resulted seriously to his domestic
Happiness. It seems that the young man
had made in enemy cf a man who has an
office so near that ho can at times overlook
his movements. A few days ago the young
man's bride received an anonymous letter
saying: "As now a groom as your husband
ought not to hare a young lady call on him
in hir. office, and he ought not to take her in
his arms and kiss her. Wednesday, 11:15 a,
m." The young wife was almost heart
broken. She cried until her eyes wore red,
and when her lord came home upbraided him
bitterly. She showed him the* letter, and as
he didn't hare any explanation but a denial,
matters began tolook very interesting around
his home. He couldn't think who would tell
such a falsehood about him, and he started
down town in a very moody condition. As
he sat in the corner jf the ear brooding over
his trouble, an idea suddenly struck him. It
had the Bame effect on him as if he had sat
down on a pin. In an instant he was run
ning at full spaed homeward, while the pas
sengers in tho car wore congratulating them
selves on their narrow escape from a dan
gerous lunatic. Bursting into ids wife's
room he fairly danced with delight as he ex
claimed: "Don't you romember7 You wore
in my office Wednesday morning; you were
the young woman I kissed!" Peace now
reigns, but ho had a close calL_
"In tho Regular Army, Ol**
Would-be Recruit?Now, Mr. Sorgeant,
you've told me all about the pay and cloth
ing, and all that How is it about the grub!
?*he food, you know?" "
Sergeant?Well, that thoredepinds largely
appan wheer ye gc. If ye jine my batthery
??that's?av the Phif t'?I won't desave ye,
for ye'll ioind it out soon enough yerself?if
ye coom t' my batthory yo'il be c?mpeUed to
ate yor mince pie cowld.
A Variation of tho Compass in Georgia.
In the early history of Gwinnett two
neighbors disagreed as to their land lines,
and agreed to have tho dividing line settled
by the county surveyor. This surveyor was
fond of his toddy, a fact not unknown to
one of the parties in interest
On tho day the lino was run one of the
parties notified tho surveyor that just be
hind a tree to which he desired him to run
was a bottle of old corn liquor, and if he
happened to hit that tree the bottle was his.
Strange to say, tho surveyor hit that tree
centrally. To do this it was necessary to
make a curve, but this was not hard to do,
and when tho other party protested that the
lino was not a straight one, tho surveyor
silenced him with the remark that it was
nocossary to nnglo a little to meet the varia
tions of tho compos*.
The line was duly established, and to this
day it stands as tho dividing line between
two tracts of land. It is needless to say it
is not a straight lino, but it has been duly
surveyed, and "that do settle it"
A Texan Home.
When Mr. Morton was American minister
to Franco, ho was entertaining a party at
dinner, among whom were several English
swells and that great American raconteur,
Tom Ochilt*ua One of the Englishmen had
described the Duko of Westminster's place
as being remarkably large and beautiful,
wbon Tom broke in with: "Why, that's
nothing. A friend of mine in Texas has got
a placo a thousand miles square, and a house
a? big as a hoteL Ho mot mo walking about
tho house one day, and said: "Hollol Tom,
whoro do you como from)' 'Why, old
man, I've been staying with you for two
weeks.' It was a fact; wo hadu't happened
to meet beforo."
Overheard On tho Train.
[Mntl and ITxprcss.]
"Morning papor, sir?"
Old gent, angrily: "I havo no use for a
"Have a picture book, sirf
A NEW STUFFING FOR FOWL
! a. Purchaser Finds Fault "With tho Plumb
ing In His Turkey.
[New Tort Tribune. i
I Purchasers of food in some of the down
town markots are not always suro of what
they obtain. A tall man of middle age went
op to a market stall two evenings ago and
b'-'gan to examine the display of turkeys and
"Did you wish a large or a small bird, sir?*'
?aid the proprietor, persuasively waiving his
hand toward an extensive array of turkeys
of all sizes.
"Well, you see," said the buyer, confiden
tially, "1 thought I'd give 'cm a good solid
.firmer at home, and the family's pretty
large, so I need a good deal."
"That's right," said tho dealer, genially.
"We hive a fine lins of young holiday gob
blers. Here is a beautiful bird," he added,
taking down a largu turkey, "weighs twenty
pounds without trimming; nothing better in
New York large, delicious and economical."
After sonic bargaining 'and proof of the
weight, the head of the large family made
th? purchase and departed with a light heart
and a heavy turkey.
Tho next morning as tho dealor in fowls
wa3 counting his gains his customer ap
peared woaring a rather sour expression,
and laying a two pound coil of lead pipe on
the counter ho said deliberately: "When I
buy a turkey I most generally oxpect to do
tho stuffing myself; any way not have'em
plugged up beforehand. I want to know
how yon explain that pipe which my wife
found in the turkey you sold me last night?'
"How do you explain that jripef"
"You Bay you found this in the turkey V
Inquired the dealer examining the lead with
great apparent interest. "Well, it's really
romarkable what a healthy turkoy will eat,
but my dear sir, you can't expect me to
know just what Connecticut farmers fatten
their poultry on, can yon?'
"Oh, you can't fool mo like that," said tho
angry pur ser of lead pipe. "You staffed
that pipe '.he turkey to make it heavy,
and you're a fraud."
"Sea hore, my friend," said tho dealer, Im
pressively, leaning over the counter, "what
is the matter with that bird? Don't its pipes
draw well? Isn't tho plumbing in that
turkey good? Aren't the sanitary roguln
rtions perfect) And yet when everything
nbont that turkey fa A No, 1, and the drain
age fine, you como around here and tell me
I am a fraud The trouble fa, you want too
much, but if you think you can come in here
and get a whole gas main with a twenty
.pound turkoy. you'ro mistaken. Now got
right out of here, or I'll put a lead pipe into
And tho victim of the heavy-weight turkoy
didn't wait to talk anymore, but he hurried
Mrs. Partlngton's Sister.
"What's that about plaster of paris curing
hydrophobia?" said Mrs. Pugmiro; "I don't
believe a word on't Plaster of paris has no
Buctionary qualities, and wouldn't illuminate
the poison half as well as a bread poultice.
Don't you rocolloct the timo yonr pa was
snake-bit in Vermont, how we dosed him
with whisky and poulticed his log, and he
got over it In a few days?"
"It Isn't plaster of paris, ma," said "Ma
tilda. "There's a celebrated Doctor P-a-s
t-e-u-r living in Paris, who claims that he
can prevent hydrophobia by inoculation,
and lately four children who had been bitten
by a mad dog were sent thero from Newark
"La, suz, is that so? Well, that was kind
in the neighbors. And the little ones got
back all safe and sound, did they? I do
hope the treatment of this Dr. Pastour
will prove sufneacious, but do you know, I
haven't much faith in immaculation, any
way, oven In smallpox-"
Just then the door bell rang, Matilda's
beau was admitted, and further scientific
discussion was postponed.
A Brutal Condnctor.
"I can't let this girl travel over this road
on that half-faro ticket," said tho now con
ductor to the Widow Flapjack,
"Why not? What fa the matter with my
"She fa no child. She fa more than half
"Well, if that don't beat everything then
Til give it up. Here poor little Mamie has
been traveling over this road on a child's
ticket for the last ten years, and now all at
once you say she fa no child. That's a new
way to worry the traveling public."
She paid full fare, and thon tho diminutivo
girl in tho corner pulloi horsolf out, so to
speak, like a marnie telescope.
Took Her Advice for the First Time.
(San Francisco MaTorIck.1
"Send out an alarm. My husband has
been missing all night and all day!" fran
tically cried a. little woman dressed in a
faded red dross and groon shawl, as she
bounced into the police station.
"What land of a looking man was ho?"
asked the sorgoant.
"Little short man, bold headed, gray
clothes; nosomost as rod as yours."
"You will find him at the morgue. A man
of that description was found drowned this
"Drowned! drowned! And It's all my
fault! I told him to go and soak his head,
and this fa the first timo ho over took my ad
In the Ball Boom.
[Detroit Free Press.]
Major?Who fa that young lady on the op
posite sido of the room.'
Widow?That is my daughtor. This is her
first season. Sho is not quite 19 yoL
Major?Will you introduco me?
"Widow?Certainly. Itosa, my dear, this
fa Maj. Uuns. Major, my daughtor Rosa
Rosa?Good evening. And so you were in
Major?Yes; I enlistod immediatoly after
tho battlo of Bull Run and served till tho
Rosa?My poor dear father was killed in
The major fa now buried in deep thought.
rTVTEW VORK ?TO?E
Ii EW JL ORK DT ORE
Upward and Onward,
I Defy Competition
Always tie Leafier of Low Prices!
Having Enlarged My Store it is Now
the Largest in the City and Fill
ed With Every Desirable
Goods Imaginable at
the Very Lowest
To See is to Believe!
What We Say, ^Yc Do, or
It would take this entire paper to
enumerate everything we keep to sell,
Our Stock embraces $50,000 worth
BOOT AND SHOES
HATS AND CAPS,
&c, &c., &c.
CAIjLi AIVI> SEE US!
AI*? SATE MONEY!
CARPETS, WINDOW SHADES and
LACE CURTAINS big specialties.
CALIFORNIA BLANKETS at a great
GUNS to suit any price. Come and Sec.
Don't fail to Come and See Us.
Once dealing will bring
New York Store.
j. m. mayhew.
COLUMBIA, S. C,
COLUMBIA MABBLE WORKS.
Manufacturers of and Dealers in
All Kinds of
AMERICAN AND ITALIAN
Mantels, Monuments anil Tablets
furnished to any design
at Lowest Prices.
Polished Granite Work, either Na
tive or Foreign, to order.
Building Stone of all kiud furnished.
Correspondence solicitetl with tho9e
in want of-auy work in the above line.
BUTTEB FOR FAIL! USE
IN CONVENIENT PACKAGES.
I will have in auother lot of the 10 pound
BEST GILT EDGE BUTTER,
such as gave such general satisfaction, in
tima for Christmas. My patrons can leave
orders for same, it will he sent home. Also
tubs of fine
at 24 cents delivered.
ONE CAR OF
at my yard. Trice to suit times.
CORN, &c. &c,
Red Che?<itut Anli, Hard Coal.
BURNS EIGHT HOURS.
All goods delivered free.
John A. Hamilton.
Mrs. L ffl. SfflOAK
Wishes to inform her friends and the public
that she has
Establishment next door to B. B. Owen,
where will be found constantly in Stock all
the Latest Novelties in
LADIES' IIATS AND BONNETS,
NECK WEAR, GLOVES, HOSIERY,
LACES, EMBROIDER i", &C.
Agent far the Genuine
SINGER SEWING MACHINES.
NEEDLES, OIL AND ATTACHMENTS.
Orangeburg C. H., S. C
Finest variety of Tropical Fruits in Mar
ket. Fresh cargoes every week.
ESTOrders filled with dispatch.
C. BART & CO.,
53, 55 and 57, Market Street,
oct 22-Gms CHARLESTON, S. C.
Van Orsflell's PhotojTFaDli Gallery
OVER B. B. OWEN'S, Russell Street,
Orangeburg, S. C.
To the PUBLIC: I have opened a first
class Photo Gallery. I would be pleased to
have samples of work examined at Gallery.
All werk strickly tirst-class.
Photos of Groups and Babies a speciality
bv instant method. AUVewing Exteriors,
Dwellings, Horses, Dogs and Animals
taken at short notice by instant method.
Old pictures coplcdjand enlarged. Special
attention given to this branch of work.
Pictures finished in water colors, India Ink
and Crayon. Also Photo taken from the
size of smallest pocket to fnil life 3x5 feet
All work done with neatness and dispatch.
Vewiug any where in the State. Special
discounts oh all orders over?10.no. Give
me a call, 1 will assuresatislaction. All
work CASH ON DELIVERY. Postively
no credit. VAN ORSDELL, Artist,
July 17 Russell Street. Orangeburg, S. C.
Is constantly supplied with, the very best
Ovsters and Fish that tin- Charleston
Market affords, which is sold at a reasona
ble price. Meals can be hud at the Restau
rant at any hour and cooked in a way that
will please" the most fastidious. nov5-5in