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IN THE 8W1N6T
Bock and forth in the swing, with rfcy &
tnicad flow and motion,
They sweep in the evening breeze, swift as
a Rrrallow'a vying,
Soft, as in moonlight dreams, smooth aa tho
roll of ocean,
Back or d forth in the swing.
This is tho festal strain they breathe on zeph
"We have drunken of Lethe's stream, lost
in a wandering dream,
*We have saten of lotus, love hath smote us
\rlt~k. shafts of .a golden gleam,
And our souls vibrate between."
INDIANS SLIDING DOWN HILL.
A StreaOr of Copper Lightning? Squaw
31 others and Pappooscs?Fan.
Twenty-five years ago, in Minnesota, I
used to watch the Sioux boys and girls
* fn their winter village up the Minnesota
river. Their arrangements were simple.
First, a strip of bark from four ito six
feet long, and not over twelve inches
wide, was peeled from a living tree.
One enc; was cut to a point, a' small hole
bored' through, and a string tied in. Then
the little Indian, taking his piece of bark
to the top of a hill, placed it on the,
crusted show smooth side down, bent up
the pointed front by. pulling at the string,
as*d,pbtoingone foot about'in the mid
dle c? this crude sled, gave a hard .push
with the other, and .went securing like
a streak of copper lightning. He stood
erect, and sometimes'with both feet on
the1 bark?one behind the other, but usu
ally the hind leg was sruck out as a sort
of balance and'rudder combined.
The dash dawn the hill was all right,*
and so was the arrival at the foot if the
crust of the snow, wasn't broken; but the
fun for the spectators began when use
wore out the hard surface, and the
striking of a toboggan into a soft spot
sent the bark's nose into the snow and
the Indian flying in somersets. His
proboscis might plow the snow too, but
usually not until he* had taken a header
of about fifteen feet; and he didn't stop
at that, but usually did two or three flip
flaps before coming to a rest. Hurt 'em?
Bless your heart, no. Why, I have seen
squaWs of ' sixteen to eighteen?lithe,
graceful young things-r-take the ride and
the tumble shrieking with glee; and, if
one happened to have her papoose along,
didn't bother about the baby a bit. You
know, they carry them on their backs,
held in place by a blanket, which is
belted around the waist.
.To see a girlish squaw-mother shoot
through tho air head foremost, while her
babe went rolling end over end, would
have stirred a Society for the Prevention
of Cruelty to children; but the pappoose
seemed always to come out all right,
being so swaddled in rabbit-fur, thistle
down, and blanket that it hadn't the
remotest idea of the mercury dropping to
20 degrees below. Now, for real, solid
fun that kind of sliding down hill beats
the luxurious toboganuing that has come
into New York fashion, out and out?
Cor. Chicago Tribune.
Prot. Henry's Big Bfagaet and Battery.
Among the many valuable and historic
pieces of apparatus about the college are
, ?flveral hwtni.manfiB, which ycreJhreepted
and used by the late. Professor Henry
in his experiments on electricity. In
, one of tho laboratories of the school of
^science may be found his "big magnet,"
?as it is called, mounted on a large frame,
^?phich, when charged with electricity
nby means of his "big battery" of one
cell, was capable of lifting 8,800 pounds.
He afterward made one of nearly the
same size and capacity for Yale, which
has been in constant use there until
within a few years, when it was laid
aside, and is now preserved among other
rehc3 of the college. Professor Henry's
large magnetic globe, made partly of
wood, constructed so as to show the
electnc current of the earth and the
dipping of the needle, together with his
galvanometers, coils, electro-magnets,
and recorders, are of special interest and
Of peculiar historical value.?Prince
A Soul Absorbing Occupation.
Yes, my son, it is possible for you to
live to the end of your days, performing
successfully every day the rare feat of
keeping your mouth shut at the right
time, of never*uttering a sentenc e until
you "aave first weighed it carefully in
your mind, revised it, and adjusted it
accurately to existing conditions of
things. Yes, you can do that But then,
you won't do anything else. No, my
boy, if you do that always,'you won't
do one other lingering, solitary, lone
some thing in all your life. You will
have time to do nothing except to think
what you are going to say and how you
are going to say it, and then by the time
you are all ready, and open your mouth,
tiie man you were going to sey it to will
have grown weary of waiting and gone
away.?Burdette in Brooklyn Eagle.
One of M, de Lesscps' Strong Points.
"One of M. de Dessep's strong points,"
says the London Times' Paris correspond
ent, "is never deferring for a minute
what he thinks it necessary to do. I
have several times been present at con
versations with friends or advisers who
would recommend him to see a particular
minister to ask for something. The ex
pee i; y of the step would be discussed,
am! no ?ooner had this boen settled than
M. de Lesseps would ring for a cab to be
f etched, and would start at once to make
the application. At the end of the day
nothing of what had to be done is left
undone. He is unique in this respect end
ne\er violates his rule."?Exchange.
Didn't Core to Go Abroad.
lady visitor?I suppose, Mr. Swipe,
you will soon go abroad to study the old
Mr. Swipe?Well, really, I am afraid
that in the study of the old masters I
should forget my own individuality, and
come to paint like one of them.?Harper's
"Lean beefsteak and hot water for sev
enteen weeks" is the lab * diet that such
of the world's fat peo^ie who wish to
get thin are trying.
The Biel rebellion cost Canada over
THE SOOTH OF THE 60UTW?ttiB?8.
The Obliging Conductor ? A Entitle
But there is another south, the south
of the southern people, not go easily
reached, but well worth reaching. Ono
needs to have plenty of time and plenty
of patience to travel in this Bouth. And
he will bo happier if he carry with him
certain simple stores besides the articles
I have mentioned?such as tea, coffee,
lump sugar, potted meats and preserves.
A portable bath-tub and his own soap
and towels will make a vast'difference in
his comfort. Certain things he must not
expect to find here either. Southern
trains have little regard for their time
tables, and he had better carry a supply
of paper novels for odd hours at stations
in what are most appropriately named
waking-rooms. But, as a compensation,
southern railway officials on local roads
are the most affable and obliging of men.
They return for you if you are too late;
they wait for you to ?at your dinnersj
they stop anywhwintbe.\roo& to let a
man get off. "Never you- mind, ma'am,"
saya the obliging conductor, "you take
your time with the dinner; the train
ain't going off without you." ?
One' time I remember, a, tafun ^which
waited a half-hourlor. the-passengers to
get dhiner before they started. We were
altogether three hours behind i time. I
asked the man at the station if this train
did not meet another. "Yes,' ma'am,"
said he; "but, you' see, we meet at-,
and whichever" train gets there first waits
for the other, so there, ain't a bit of
' trouble." Somewhere at the ?nd. Of the
line a boat waited for the train with the
same engaging politeness. The south
ern conductors are always' kind to women
and children, and hospitably polite to
strangers, and-the station-masters seem
rather to like answering questions. One
has to expect a certain absence of the
virtue next to godliness south, and he
can not look for honest}' among the
blacks; but what are trunks made with
At first the untidy ways will jar on his
sense of order; he will -aery likely be an
noyed by the languid fashion in which
life moves on; it will irritate and dismay
him to see the absolute lack of compre
hension of the meaning of comfort. But
very soon he will feel a subtle, reluctant
fascination; he will be soothed by the ab
sence of hurry and bustle; he will appre
ciate the gentle courtesy which seems to
bo the southerners' birthright; he will
be touched by their pathefic hospitality;
he will learn to admire their bravery,
gayety, and that energy which often
lurks beneath their indolence.
And nature will have her word. Those
weird cypress forests, those solemn pine
woods among the red clay hills, those
tropical splendors of plant and flower
and sky, that softer loveliness of the
southern homes?stately old mansions
which ruin makes bat the more
picturesque, set amid their gardens on
shady streets or overlooking fields of
cotton, or rice, or cane?all these and a
hundred sights as fair come to capture
his heart and haunt his memory. If
the traveler have a friend with a planta
tion^ in that case he:,wi&haye:alL_the
'poetry without the discomfort. In any
case, the real south (which, by-tbe-way,
is by far the cheaper south) is the one
which is sure to repay the traveler for
his outlay of time and money. My
friends who are going to the real south,
you who are about to enjoy?I congratu
late you.?Cor. Harper's Bazar.
A Collection of Arabian Manuscripts.
The collection of manuscripts which
the sultan of Morocco has turned over
to the medresseh", or liigh school, of Fez,
proves to comprise copies of numer
ous west Arabian works which in Spain
were destroyed by the holy inquisition.
In scientific attainments the scholars of
the Moorish universities ware several
hundred j'ears ahead of their Trinitarian
rivals, and by ignoring their." existence
Christian historians of (^riU^ation liave
been obliged to assume 1,000 years inter
regnum of science. In the giiastly night
of-the middle ages Bagdad and Cordova
were the intellectual Go?hens, still en
joying the fight of a sun which in tho
land of their neighbors seemed to have
set forever at the downfall of the Roman
empire.?Dr. Felix L. Oswald in Chicago
For Anything Needing Head-Work.
"How do you like the English ?" asked
a British squire of ids Scotch gardener.
"Wed, sir," was the" answer, "bein'
frao hame, and among the English, I
find nae great faut in them; but I maun
mak' this remark, that for mee-nisters or
gardeners, or anything needing hede
wark, ye maun come to us i' the north!"
Fuel for the Transcaspian Railway.
A telegram from Askabal announces
that the yield of the Transcaspian
naphtha springs having been found
I amply sufficient to supply fuel for the
I locomotives used on the Transcaspian
! railway, work at the springs has now
been commenced by order of Gen.
The Egyptian chariots had linch-pins
of bronze, and were put together with
pins and nails. Screws, so far as known,
were not invented.
Individuals luive been cured of stam
mering by always filling the lungs with
air by a strong inhalatk. ? before begin
ning to speak.
Only 320,411 immigrants entered the
United States last year, a decrease of 10
per cent, since the previous year.
The Roman schoolmasters used a whip
made of eel 6kin to punish their scholars
on the naked back.
If a man don't say much, he em soon
get the name of knowing a heap.?
One firm in Germany has made and
Bold 3,000,000 thermometers during the
last five years.
Hardly will you find any one so bad
but he deeiree the credit of losing good.?
THE BRIEF LIFE OF A SONG.
Whistling a Tune Into Notice and Then
Barring It in Oblivion.
A song, a flower, an actor becomes
popular. Everybody sings and whistles
that song because it has a tune? Not
exactly; other eongs have tunes and do
not achieve this universal sequence. The
girls who sells a paper of pins hums a
certain tune as she wraps up the little
package; the grimy little boy who blacks
"yer boots" whistles it as he puts on the
shine; it is in the air, in the streets, in
the parlor; it is played by German street
bands and ground by the street organs;
babies murmur it before they can talk;
jokes are made at its expense; it resounds
from Maine to Mexico; but how did it
begin? and when and where does it end?
There is even now a generation which
has never heard "Pinafore;" in ten years
from now no one will care for the
"Pinafore" that drove this generation
half distracted, and the chances are,
should that opera be then revived, it
would fall flat; its fun would not touch
the humor of the day, and the young
folks would say: "Dear me, tliis is
decidedly antiquated; Why can't you
give us something amusing?"
Once upon a time, about a thousand
years ago, there was written a song
known as "Villikins and His Dinah." It
traveled far and wide, from cottage to
palace, by rail and by sea; it was sung in
.the theatres between the acts; as encores
,at concerts; somebody even wrote a play
on the touching story; it was whistled uni
versally, and every undeveloped musical
genius in the land sung nothing but "Vil
likins."- Who knows now where that
popular ditty first impressed itself on the
sensitive public ear? Who knows, in
deed, who wrote it, or by what inspira
tion he hit on a melody that bewitched
millions as it did. Nobody sings it now,
any more than he sings "Life on the
Ocean Wave." "Ben Bolt," and a dozen
other sentimental ballads that bad such
vogue; yet they are unchanged, and
quite as fetcluhg in substance as the
hour they were written. A song or a
tune has its day, and can never be resus
citated. The first person who whistled
it into notice is lost in obscurity, and
more singular yet, ho who was the last
to whistle it can never be discovered.
Who is the man that finally buries the
This view of the life of a song is dis
tracting. Yesterday the classic "See
Saw" permeated society, to-day it is "Tit
Willow," to-morrow?well, to-morrow'B
tune is unborn, but, as sure as the sun
rises over Park street steeple, it will be
here when it is wanted. Probably at
this moment some poor devil in a back
street in London is covering music
paper with the notes of a tune for the
music hall favorite to beguile a rough,
unorjtical crowd. It is wretched stuff,
but it has "go," and go sends most any
trash headlong into dangerous popu
larity. It catches on like a leech to the
public's tympanum, and, after one or two
nights, it will be carried away bodily.
What is sung with success in the London
music hall ascends with ease to the pale
of good society.
, The higher type-rrCtilbert. and S.ullivanr
songs?have bewitched nations, but if
the readers of to-day live twenty years,
their children wiil ask them who were
this Gilbert and Sullivan, and nothing
?will induce them to believe those old
fashioned things were ever thought droll
and amusing. "That ever considered
fascinating! Why, my dear sir, you
must be mistaken. How uninteresting
it is. Don't you see we have outgrown
all such rusty twaddle." In its day, "The
Beggar's Opera" took London town by
storm. London society lost its head in
admiration of this new departure; its
music, its singers; but let any reckless
theatrical manager of to-day place on his
stage that once popular "musical innova
tion," in all the glory of modern dress,
and he woidd be beggared as well as
Polly. "I can not sing the old song"
warb1- the tired world. No, you can't;
that L che unblemished truth.?Bor. Bos
A Photograph from tho Kctina.
A physician friend of mine called my
attention to an account of a recent at
tempt to observe in the retina of a mur
dered gUTs eye the image of her un
known skayer. He laughed and said:
"It is all nonsense to expect that this
thing can be done. I liave known of a
dozen experiments, all of which failed
from the very nature of the thing.. All
there is to it is this: The brilliant coat
of tho retina has a color due to what is
known as visual purple, and tliis color is
to some extent visibly impressed by
light. When in college we tried a care
ful experiment on a horse. We gave the
animal atropine and placed a negative of
my own photograph over its eye. It
was then kept in a dark room for six
hours. This was followed by exposing
the retina to the picture in broad day
light for a few moments. The result
consisted of three dark patches repre
senting my chin, no3e, and forehead. It
was an absolute failure as far as produc
ing a recognizable hkeness is concerned."
?Chicago News "Rambler."
Good Manners of EngUsh Servant*.
In the presence of their masters tho
English sen-ants maintain a manner that
may almost be said to be refined. It is
quiet and subdued; too obsequious per
haps to suit the democratic idea, but
otherwise unobjectionable. This man
ner, however, I suspect is something like
the livery,- put on for their superiors, and
laid aside as soon as they alone.
In many old famine? there still lingers
among the retainers an attachment for
those they serve, a fidelity and devotion
that recall the feudal feeling, and which
are returned by a protection and interest
that make the tie a not unlovely one. I
knew instances of friendship on both
sides as sincere and loyal, if not as famil
ir, as ever exists among equals.?Adam
Fossil of the Oldest Knovrci Bird.
The fossil remains of an archo.'opteryx,
the oldest known bird, which seems to
form the connecting liny between birds
and reptiles, has just been sold to the
Berlin museum for $5,000.
Sayings of Bob Burdette.
'.'Doctor, stop a minuto. What do you do
Jar a coldT "Sit In a draught or got my
bet wet. What do you want to get a cold
or! Get up, Bolusf'
WITH HAU AN ETZ.
Shakespeare? didn't know ovory thing, after
llL He said, "But love is blind, and lovors
jannot see." Can't oh? Two young, inex
perienced lovers can get along Sunday night
frith less gas and less room to movo around
n than the oldest man with the biggest
spectacles iu America.
NO PLACE IS SACRED OR SAFE.
"That's a nice looking horse to bring around
for a gentleman to drive," roared Old Hyson.
"Take him back; I'll rldo down in tho cars.
Ho hasn't been groomed for a weekl What
ire you doing with him? Letting him run
in the corn field?" "Well, Mistah Hyson,"
add tho man, "ho ain't lookin' fust rate, for
ifnc'; but'deed I can'fc help it no how. I
lone de best I kin wid nothin' to do onythin'
'"id. Miss Hyson she done come to de born
in' tuck away do curry comb, sweat scraper,
mane brush, quarter boots, clippers, safety
bit an' collar pad, 'cause she gwine decorate
em for de ohutch fair, she say."
AN EAST TRANSITION.
One of the finest qualities "Bed-handed
Bate," or any other wild western hero has who
whacks bulls, scalps In?ians, writes poetry
and goes play actin' on the stage, is his
ability to drop slang and adopt fine talk
when he shifts from the commonplace to
the''pathetic." ''Waughp says the scout,
patting old Ki Ikoro as he cnt another notch
Iii tho stock, "thar's another blank blanked
Ereasor wiped out, on' thar's anuthorun
agoin'- to toiler him right soon. Dod rot my
eternal feel ins ef I ain't coin' to folio r this
byar trail till ItendB in a pool o' blood. Pur
I wasn'trallus jest this way, stranger; but
when the dog blamed skunks run away weth
the gal I cottoned to, tho purest, loveliest
being that over robed her womanhood with
tho beauty of the angels, I wrote her namo
across mo hoarfc and with a pen of iron
burned R-r-revongo above it! And the
sighing night winds wandering with com
plaining cadences through tho swaying
pines, tho murmuring stroaras that go sing
ing down in tho sunless shadows of tho
mighty canons, and tho storms that shriek
and roar through forest and ravine evor and
alway sing to mo the ono unchanging theme,
Ainita and revenge. Waughl"?Brooklyn
The Old, Old Story.
We borrowed a mule and buggy last week
and started out to stir up our delinquents.
We rode twenty-five miles tho first day, had
our new hot smashed by coming in contact
with an overhanging limb, woro out a buggy
whip that cost sixty cents, aud collected
8L50 in cash and a bushel and a half of corn.
Tho second day we rode twenty-two miles,
missed our.dinnor, dunned seventeen of our
beloved patrons, and didn't collect a cent.
The third day wo oroso at 4 o'clock a. m.,
misled our breakfast, lost twenty minutes
trying to wake up Jim Alexander as wo
passed his houso, rode twenty-four miles and
collected $4.50. The fourth day we traversed
the whole country, lost a goose one of our
friends had given us for a Chrlatmas din
ner, and collected $3.50. We then came
home, turned the mule out to dio, and went
to bed. If anybody wants to buy a good
printing office, with ample assets and small
liabilities, and large latitude for famo, otc,
we are prepared to offer a bargain. ?Don
ough (Ga) Weeldy.
. She Floored Him by Wire.
Young city gent engage1 to a Santa Rosa
belle; happy day, 31st ult Somebody fickle.
"All is over between us." Tho 31st arrives
and ho.sends her a telegram: "Please ao
i'Wflftitty * "imgi atolntiony- on our mutual
escape." She replies: "ilany thanks. Had
forgotten all about it 2.5c. coL"
He vows to bo even with this levy on his
purse If ho be obliged to wear one collar a
week during tho rest of his life.?California
A Pardonable Mistake.
Old Smithklns is so absorbed in art that
he mistakes a group of young ladio3 for one
of the cushioned seats In tho gallery.
Didn't Wait to Wrestle.
Reuben Doolittlo was well known as the
strongest man in Connecticut and a remark
able wrestler. Man carao from distances to
throw him, but all failed. Once a stronger
arrived at Reuben's on this errand. Reu
ben asked him to stay all night, promising
to wrestle in tho' morning. Both were up
betimes, and the stranger was invited to go
oat to the barn and have a drink of cider.
At tho barn Reuben seized a largo barrel of
cider, and, with apparent easo, lifted it and
drank from the bung hole. "Now," said ho,
as ho put the barrel down and wiped his
mouth, "wo'll have some breakfast, and
then wo'U wrestle." The stranger decided
ho had other business that would provent
the match ?Detroit Free Press.
Tho Woods Aro Full of It.
Amateur Sportsman (to old settler)?Any
game about this neighborhood, stranger?
Old Settlor?Plenty of it, stranger.
Amateur Sportsman?Big ga?ne?
Old Settlor?Some oll-flred big game,
Amateur Sportsman (excited)?Con you
put mo on it?
Old Settlor?You bet.
Sportsman?What kind of ammunition
will wo want?
Old Settler?Poker chips, stranger.?Now
York Sun. _
An "Experience" Vouched For.
"Brothron," said the Rev. Sam Jones in
his closing sermon at Cincinnati, "you'd
better do liko Chicago?brag ou yoursolf
and stand by yourself;" and ho intimated
that Chicago was cn hand to bear testimony
like tho yellow brother at tho meeting:
Well, at this experience meeting an old
colored brother got up and said: "Broddorn,
I aro the meanest nigger iu all this country.
Til steal, aud I'll toll lies, and I'll get drunk,
and there ain't a mean thing in God's world
I won't do."
Well, that was considered a good "experi
ence," and he took hin seat, and then a great
big yellow brother jumped up and said:
"Br'ern, I have heord Br er Stovo's confes
sion, and it's true, 'fore God."?Chicago
"Father, is a blind man always heavy P
"Don't ask such foolish questions; you
know very well he is not"
"Well, pop, you know he is genally led."
At this juncture the juvenile offender
podged ?? flying book?Boston Sadfet
AS THE SEASON IS NEAR AT
HAND FOR PUTTING IN
And wishing to make rooK, we will make
it to the interests of all to eall and get
As we are determined not to cany over
any Fall Stock. We still lead in low
~ZZm prices and are Headquarters for
GENT'S, YOUTH'S AND BOY'S
Our trade In :
Zeigler's Fine Shoes
For Ladies was never better. Every pair
Wo cany the largest and best Stock of
In the market. All warranted.
GEO. I COMELSON.
? ^pilEODO?E TT'OHNS
FASHIONABLE DRY GOODS
We arc now closing out the balance of our
Winter Stock of
at less than cost of raw material.
Now is the time to procure Great Bargains.
Everything selling off at unheard
of low prices. This is a
for all to
C. & E, L. Kerrison,
88 BffASEE STREET,
CHARLESTON. S. C.
IIlack a ud Colored Dress Goods,
LINENS, HOSIERY, &c, &c,
IN LARGE V ARI ETV.
[ggrAll Orders will receive prompt and
JSTCash orders amounting to 910 or
over will he delivered in any county free of
charge. V. Ac E. E. Kerrison,
aug201y Charleston. _S. C.
' MORE LIGHT
I will now devote my entire at
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