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THOUGHT HIM A MEDICINE MAN.
Aw* Inspired In the Bed Men by an
Individual with a Glass Bye.
A source cf constant interest to the
spectators at the St. Paul carnifalare
the Indians in their tepees at the palace
grounds, and the canvas doors are con
stantly raised for a look at the smutty
inmates as they sit about their fires, the
bucks smoking and the squaws making
" embroidery or sewing. A rather odd in
cident occurred in one of the tepees. A
visitor entered who chanced to wear a
glass eye. AVhen the canvas door was
raised there was the usual cry from the
door-tender,"Five cent," and the visitor
responded by giving the dirty-looking
squaw a dime and telling her to keep the
This paved the way for a most hospita
ble welcome. A young squaw, ap
parently about 20, and rather more
comely than the average, arose and
spread a blanket, to which she motioned
the visitor, and a brave who had been
I sitting in the corner rose and made some
signs of welcome with his hands, which
he raised and lowered several times. The
seat was accepted and one of the, old
squaws, apparently 80 years old, about
as large one way as another and with a
face that looked good-natured in spite of
dirt and wrinkles, filled a long red pipe
and handed it to the visitor, who crossed
his legs, before the fire and puffed* the
smoke iike any of the braves. There
were eight or ten ?Indiana in the tepee,
scattered about in the usual confusion
and in all sorts of postures. One of the
old squaws, had been down-town shop
? ping, and she unpacked her purchases
and submitted them to the visitor,
evidently expecting them to be admired.
They consisted of several pieces of calico
of bright colors and a cake of Babbitt's
soap in red paper. After due admiration
on the part of the visitor there was a
general conversation Avith such as could
talk Engliyh, interrupted frequently by
tho jabbering in the Indian dialect as
they interpreted for the benefit of
others. They said they had not been
cold during the severe weather of last
week, that they wore having a good timo
and getting some money.
There was one little squaw about 10
or 12 years old wlro was unusually
bright, and she informed the visitor that
she could read in "the Second reader."
After a time the comely squaw came
over ,and sat doAvn beside the visitor
and held up a dog, a sleek-looking pup,
that was very playful, for his admira
tion. She said the dog's name was
"Fanny" and was 1 year old and be
longed to her. The dog was duly ad
mired and allowed to poke its cold nose
against the visitor's hands. For nearly
half an hour the call was prolonged, aiid
at length the conversation lagged. The
old squaws were apparently going to
sleep, and the braves were talking
among themselves. It came over the
visitor, that perhaps he had not been
furnishing his part of the entertainment,
and it occurred to him that Iiis hosts
might be interested in inspecting his
glass eye. Speaking to the young squaw,
he called her attention to the fact that
he could place his finger upon it \nth
at once, and with a degree of familiarity
that was unexpected, she insisted on
poking her own cinamon-colored fingers
into it. She called attention to the en
tire tent full to the strange circumstance,
and they looked with admiration and
some degree of astonishment. As they
were looking intently the visitor quickly
grasped the eye with his thumb and
forefinger and, removing it, held it out
to the young squaw for inspection.
Christopher Columbus when he showed
them the eclipse nor Henry Hudson when
be gave them the fire-water never saw a
more completely paralyzed set of Indians.
The squaw looked first at the eye as its
owner held it in his hand and then at the
place from whioh he had taken it, at the
same time, making a sort of half
frightened cry. Apparently the entire
party thought the visitor some/big medi
cine man, or a direct agent of the Great
Spirit* and they fairly ;trie4 a sort.of
#orphip. . Three of them got. on their
knees bafore ths visitor,, and, holding, up
both hands/ -the palms. outward, they
began passing them up and down and
over the, head of the visitor as he sat on
the, tent floor, while they made a noise
that can not well be described, a sort of
long, low sound in which all joined.
While this was. going on. the owner of
the eye. quickly replaced it. . Thi3 seemed
to astonish them even more, and they
ceased their noise, but continued on their
knees" and kept up their motions with
their hands. The old fat squaw evi
dently thought it must hurt the strange
visitor, for in her wrinkled old face there
was a sort of pitying look and she
reached out to take hold c * the visitor's
hand. Again the eye was emoved and
again they began their noise.
"Don't get excited," said the visitor,
"it's nothing but a glass eye, that cost
$10 in Chicago. I'm not a medicine
man, and so far as I know the Great
Spirit has got nothing in particular
against you. I simply thought you
might like to look at some of the curious
things the white folks make."
"Ugh, great!" said two or three at once,
and that was all they would say. Ap
parently they had never heard of any
such things, and no explanation could
persuade them that there was not some
thing marvelous, and during the visit
they kept up their attention?. As the
visitor arose to go they all arose. Ono
held the canvas door up as he went, and
05 soon as he was out an unusual jabber
ing and the beating of drums could be
heard coming through the cloth walls of
their smoky houses.?St. Paul Globe.
In tho Maharajah's Palace.
In the summer palace of tho maha
rajali of Wiwur, an Indian potentate, is
a room called the "hall of mirrors,"
which cost 8300,000 to decorate. It. con
tains a dining-table of solid silver, hav
ing curious moving channols of crystal,
where colored fish seem to dart about.
It would be a great triumph for medi
cal science, if it would be in the power of
physioians to bring about, by artificial
means, a sleep that was restful and re
An Arab Horse-Dealer's Warranty.
The following is the literal translation
of a certificate recently given by an
Arab horse-dealer to one of his cus
"In the .name of God, compassionate
and merciful, thanks be to God the Lord
of the universe. Prayer and health to
the most illustrious of the prophets, to
his posterity and to all His friends-.
Thanks be to God that by his will the
firmament moves, that by his mighty
power He has created the world, the
birds, horses, and every living thing, and
to Adam also, whom He commanded
Hio angels themselves to honor. To
some of these beings living from the cre
ation the Lord promised his favor, hap
piness and paradise, and for others He
decreed scorn and His vengeance, which
is the hell announced from eternity.
Thus it is, as the Lord hath said, He has
omitted nothing from the book which
was for the pleasure of man. He has
granted to him the passion of love for
women, of affection for children, for
thoroughbred horses, for birds, and for
every living thing, and for gold and sil
ver heaped up to hundred-weights. And
he has also said, the stable of your horse
shall drive away your enemies and those
of your God. His shoulders are glory,,
his entrails are ludden treasures, and his
neigh serves to drive away the
devil and his princes. All this
that has been said comes from
the prophet (Mohama) on the subject of
horses, and on hun may the prayer and
the peace of God rest. And finally this
testifies that tho mare sold to Don Ful
ano de Tal, of the illustrious Spanish na
tion," is one of the mares of pure blood
and of tho race of Koheylan Aguiz, is 5
years old, has a small star on the fore
head and another small mark on the
riglit foot. The present certificate has
been written in the name of the bearer,
and on the 5th day of the holy month of
Ramazan,and in the year 1302. Ahmed."
Scarlet. Fever in Cows' Milk.
The latest theory?by no means a re
assuring one?as to the nature and
origin of scarlet fever is that it may bo
had "direct from the cow." and is, in
short, the form assumed in human
beings by some originally vaccine dis
ease. An epidemic, or rather several
epidemics, of scarlet fever in Marylebone,
Kampstead and other districts has been
traced to certain milk. Every care has
been taken to discover whether the milk
could have been infected after leaving
tho cow, and on full investigation this
theory has been excluded. One of the
cows, "the appearance of which was
least satisfactory," lias now been bought
and conveyed to the Brown institution,
where experiments are being made with
the milk and other secretions. The
sanitary officers of the Marylebone dis
trict certainly deserve credit for the
promptitude with which they seem to
have nipped in the bud what might have
become a formidable epidemic, and for
the care with which they have conducted
an investigation which may lead to im
portant scientific results.?Pall Mall
- Invention of a SmoMflif'MiWlHe,
M. Prent)', a Frenchman, has invented
a "smoking machine." Tobacco manu
facturers make their cigars out of quite
a largu number of different leaves,whose
physical and chemical qualities have to
be so combined as to yield an article that
gives out an agreeable odor and burns
well. Combustibility, then, is a physical
quality that must be estimated for each
variety of leaf. Such estimate is made
by measuring the time during which a
certain style of cigar, made solely from
the tobacco to be tested, holes its fire
without drawing on it a second fsima In
this comparative determination the
intensity of the lighting is the element
that has to be determined and
regulated. To accomplish this is
the object of the machine, which is so
constructed as to imitate all the motions
of a smoker, who, at regular intervals,
would inhale definite volume of air with, a
definite and constant force of suction.-?
The Old Custom of " Bonnd-Plowing."
The village of ?Minussinsk, in Russia,
has been troubled by the pe..!" among its
cowg, and the conscript fathors of the
community held a meeting to decide
upon the best means of putting a atop, to
the-calamity. It was agreed that re
sort -should be had to the old Slavonic
custom of round-plowing. A Russian
paper gives an account of the process.
Seven virgins, two old women, and a
young bachelor of good character are
elected. At midnight a procession of the
peasants is formed, led by the two old
women carryisg pictures of saints. In
the rear of the procession the seven
maidens are harnessed to a plow, which
is guided by the young man. A light
furrow is plowed around the Tillage; and
thereby, according to the belief of tho
local agriculturist, a barrier is provided
against tho evil spirit. He has no power
to pass over the mystical furrow.?Chi
The Pliant Pool of Circuiti?tances.
Want of purpose, fixedness of atten
tion to some settled employ nent in a
young man?or woman?tends to laxity
of nervous fiber and instability of intel
lectual action. There appears very soon,
in such a case, a weakness of will, a loss
of individuality, and the youth becomes
the subject of his environment, the pliant
tool of circumstances. Moral training is
the most efficient aid to motive?just as
it supplies reasons for useful activity in
one's immediate sphere?reasons flowing
out of personal responsibility, as a
brother, father, husband, friend, citizen,
man?so it indicates opportunities occur
ing directly in one's sphere for the em
ployment of time and talent; and this
contributes to peace and satisfaction of
Xodc of Divination in Love Affairs.
A practice called a "peaseod wedding"
was formerly a common mode of divi
nation in love affai-? Tho cook, when
shelling green peas, would, if sho
chanced to find a pod having nine, lay it
on the lintel of the kitchen door, and the
first man who entered was supposed to
be her future huabaad.?Boston Budgot.
BILL NYE ON CURRENCY.
Tho Unhappy Lot of an Editor Who
Tackled This Question.
It would seom at this time, that while so
littLs is being said on tho currency question,
and especially by the mon who really con
trol tho currency, that a word from mo
would not be out cf place.
Too much talking has been done by thoso
only who have a theoretical knowledge of
money and its eccentric habits. People
with a more smattering of knowledge re
garding national carroncy have been lo
quacious, while those who have mado the
matter a study have been kept in the back
At this period in the history of oar coun
try there seems to bo a general stringency,
and many are in tho stringency business
who were never that way before. Every
thing seems to bo demonetized. The de
monetization of groceries is doing as much
toward tho genoral wiggly palsy of trade as
anything I know of.
But I may say, in alluding briefly to tho
silver dollar, that there are worse calami
ties than the silver dollar. Other things
may occur in our lives which, in the way of
sadness and i three-cornered gloom, make
the large, robust dollar look like an old
A worse calamity than the silver dollar is
the want of it.
I mot a man tho other day who, two years
ago, was running a small papor at Larra
bio's Slough Ho was thon in his meridian
as a journalist. He boldly assailed tho
silver dollar, and with his trenchant pon ho
wrote such burning words of denunciation
that the printer had to set thorn on ice be
fore he could use tho copy. Last week I
met him on a train. Ho was very thin in
flesh, nud tho Uro of dofianco was no longer
in his oye, I askod him how ho camo on
with the paper at Larrabio's Slough. He
said it was no more.
"It started out," said ho, "in a fearless
way, but it was not sustained."
Ho then pausod in a low tone of voice,
gulped and proceeded:
"Folks tok1 me when I began that I ought
to attack most everything. Make tho
paper non-partisan but aggressive; that was
their idoa. Sail into everything, and the
paper would soon be a power in tho land
So I eggrossed. Friends camo in very
kindly and told mo what to attack. Thoy
would neglect thoir own business in ordor
to tell mo of corruption in sombody else. I?
went on that way for some l imo in a doflant
mood, attacking anything tout happenod to
"Finally I thought I would attack the sil
ver dollar. ? Idldsc." rttttfughtlharTrTelias'
would como to mo and praise mo for my
manly words, and that I could afford to
lose the friendship of the dollar provided I
could wiu friends.
"In six months I took an unexpired an
nual pass over our Larrablo Slough Narrow
Gauge, or Orphan road, and with nothing
else but the clothe31 wore, I told the plain
tiff how to jerk the old Washington press
and went away. Tho dear old Washington
press that had moro than once squatted my
burning word' Into the pure white pago.
Tho dear old towtl on which I hod wiped
my soiled hands for years till it had almost
become a part of myself; the dark blue Gor
don press with Its largo fly wheel and inter
mittent chattel mortgage, a press to which I
had contributed the first joint of my front
finger; the editor's chair; the samples of
large business cards printed In green with an
Inflamed red border, which showed that we
could do colored work at Larrabie's Slough
just as well as they could in the large cities;
the flies of.our paper; the large wilted po
tato that Mr.. Alonzo G. Plnkham, of Erin
Corners, klndiy laid on the table?all, all
had to go. ''
>kI fled out'into the great, hollow, mocking
world of people who had requested me to
aggress, They were pooplo who hod called
my attention to various things which I
ought to attack. I had attaekod those
things. I had also attacked the Larrabie
Slough Narrow Gauge railroad, but the
manngor did', hot see tho attack, and so my
pass .was good. >,,....
, "What .could 1 do! I had attacked every
thing;, and more especially the silver dollar,
and now J, was homeless. For fourteen
weeks I rode up tho narrow gauge road one
day and back the next, subsisting solely on
the sample nice pooan meat that the news
boy puts in each passonger's lap. You look
Inr ?dulous, 1 seo, but it is trua I feel dif
ferently toward the currency now, and I
wish I could undo what I have done. Were
I called upon again to jerk the Arcbimodean
lover I would not bo so aggressive, especi
ally as regards tho currency. Whother it
is Inflated or not, silver dollars, paper cer
tificates of deposit or silver bullion, it does
not matter to me.
"Iyoarn for two or three adult dough
nuts and ono of thoso thick, dappled slabs
of gingerbread or a slat of pio with goose
berry in it. I presume that I could write
a scathing oditorial on the abuses of our
currency yot, but I am not so much iu tho
scatho business as I used to bo.
"I wish you will state, if you will,
through some great metropolitan journal,
that ray views in relation to tho silver coin
age and tho currency question havo under
gone a radical change, and that any plan
whatever, by which to make tho American
dollar less skittish, will meet with my
hearty approval. If I havo dono anything
at all through my papor to injuro or repress
tho flow of-our currency, and I fear I have,
I now take this occasion to cheerfully re
gret it" Ho thon wrung my hand and
passed from my sight.? Bill Nyo in Boston
Too Truthful Bridget.
Bridget?There's a couple o' ladies called,
Mrs. DeVere?Oh, dear, I can't sco any
one now. Excuse me, Biddy. Tell thorn
Bridget?Missus DoVero presents hor com
pliments, an' s 'z she's very sorry, but she's
"Here, Johnnie, what do you moan by
taking Willie's cako away from him? Didn't
you have a pioco for yoursolf I"
"Yes, but you told mo I always ought to
?ako my little brother's part"?Palmer
nie balance of Henry Kohn's Immense
Stock of WINTER DRY GOODS, CLOTH
ING and SHOES will be sold at prices to I
astonish you. I have carried over too many ,
heavy goods, ami as I want to make room
for SPRING GOODS, the balance of my
AVINTER STOCK .will he given away a I
H^_'J-^^. ? in i ... ? - -
COME ONE ! COAIE ALL !
r.RnATiins there a man with soul so dead
Who never to his wife hath said,
" I will a (lower garden make,
j Both fur my own and thy dear sake,
And sow witli seci'., 10 come up quick,
Which you, of course, will buy cf ViCK 1"
if such there be, I pray repent,
And have an order quickly sent.
! Then sweet thy rest, I'm sure, will he,
And thy dear wife will smile on thee.
ThcGuiDn is a work of 150 pages. Colored Tlatcs, 100c
illustrations, with descriptions of the beit Flowers and
: Vegetable;, prices of Seeds and plant!:, and how to grow
I them. It tells you what you want for the garden, and
j how to get it. Printed in English ami German. Pric"
, only 10 cents, which maybe deducted from first order
1 vvy oxlvvines srans, atnnADQCAr.TEns.
j JAMES VICK, SEEDSMAN, Rochester, N.Y
AT E W ~\7~ 0 It K O TjO 11 E
IVEW I ORK ?TORE
ALWAYS AHE AB!
Upward and Onward,
I Defy Competition
Always the Leafler 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. We Do, or
It would take this entire paper to I
enumerate everything we keep to sell,
Our Stock embraces $50,000 worth
BOOT AND SHOES
HATS AND CAPS.'
&c, &c, &c.
CAUL A*l> SKE US!
AND SATIS MONEY!
CARPETS, WINDOW SHADES and
LACE CURTAINS big specialties.
CA L1FORNIA BLANKETS at a great
GUNS t" suit any price. Come and See.
Don'l Pail to Conic and Sec Us.
Oucc dealing will bring
New York Store.
TO THE MANY ENQUIRERS I WOULD
state that one car has arrived. The de
mand for this MANURE will he larger ?
' To CASH BUYERS the price will be re
Ordere filled as rapidly as possible.
TO OWNERS OF STEAM
1 have just received a lot of WROUGHT
IRON JfJ, % and 1 inch, PIPING, COUP
LINGS, ELBOWS, B. G. BRASS VALVES,
CHECK VALVES and PACKING STUFF.
AN INVOICE OF
GOOD at ?3.00. BEST AT SG.00.
Stock Food and Hay
John A. Hamilton.
C. MAYHEW. J. M. MAYHEW.
COLUMBIA, S. C.
COLUMBIA MABBEL WORKS.
Manufacturers of and Dealers in
All Kinds Of
AMERICAN ? AND ITALIAN
Mantels, Monuments and Tablets
furnished to any design
at Lowest Prices.
Polished Granite "Work, either Na
tive or Foreign, to order.
Building Stone of all kind furnished.
Correspondence solicited with those
in want of any work tu theab^ireiilic:
Jan 7-1 yr.
Mrs, L M. 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' HATS AND BONNETS,
NECK WEAR, GLOVES, HOSIERY,
LACES, EMBROIDERY &C.
Agent far the Genuine
fSINGER SEWING MACHINES.
NEEDLES, OIL AND ATTACHMENTS.
Orangeburg ?. IL, Si C
Finest variety of Tropical Fruits in Mar
ket. Fresh cargoes every week.
EgTOrders filled with dispatch.
C. BART & CO.,
53, 55 and 57, Market Street,
oct gg-gmg CHARLESTON, S. C.
OVER B. B. OWEN'S, Russell Street,
Orangcburg, S. C.
To the Public: I have opened a first-'
class Photo Gallery. 1 would be pleased to
have samples of work examined at Gallery.
All work stricklyfirst-class.
Photos of Groups ami Babies a speciality
by Instant method. All Vewliig Exteriors,
Dwellings, Horses, Do^s and Animals
taken at short notice by instant method.
Old pictures copledjnnd 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 sinalle.- t pocket to full life 3x5 feet
All work done with neatness and dispatch.
Vewing any where in the Slate. Special
discounts on all orders over810.00. Give
mc a call, 1 will assure satisfaction. All
work CASH ON DKLIVKRV. Festively
no credit. VAN ORSDELL, Artist,
July 17 Russell Street, Orangcburg, S. C.
Ts constantly supplied with the very best
A Oysters and Fish that the Charleston
Market ;ilTonls, which is sold at a reasona
ble price. Meals can be bad at the Restau
rant at any hour and cooked in a way that
will please U>c most fastidious, jiov 5-5m