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A NEW JERSEY TOBOGGAN CLUB.
Lads and Lassos Taking a Slide?Sens*
tlons of "Mcdlfled Rapture"
The toboggan slide at Orange, N. J.,
consists of two rows of posts that become
lines of red flags by day and of fire and
coal oil smoke by night. Between these
runs a long trough that looks like a grain
chute a mile long. This wanders down a
long hill, across a little valley, and up a
smaller hilL It is mied half full of loose
snow. The participants in the sport,
with their toboggan, are fed in at the
upper end, and in due process of time
are shot out of the lower end. Then they
climb np to the top, and the operation is
The toboggan resembles a buckboard
without wheels, turned up in front.
Those of the Essex County club were
of maple and hickory. The Indian
article is put together with catgut; the
American imitation with rivets. The
more luxurious ones hare cushions. To
thoroughly enjoy tobor^aning one must
be gotten up in correct toboggan costume.
The outfit of tho omb members consists
of a knit cap with a tassel, a warm tunic
like ga- Tituiy Tyith a big hood, knicker
bockers, loggings and moccasins. The
cc^cume for women is. similar, with the
customary substitution of a . short skirt
for the knickerbockers, and a greater ex
ercise of tasio in cut and color.
Tie modo of procedure the other
night was as follows: The toboggan wat
put into the end of the chute, which
came up to a square platform, like a
spout into a well-curb. The bow-oars
man?so to speak?sat cross-legged, with
his knees resting on the dashboard. He
seized the ropes and braced himself. No.
2 sat down in the same fashion. She
clutched No. 1 by the shoulders and
murmured that they would die together.
No. 8 did likewise. The steersman
doubled up his left leg and sat on it,
trailing the other behind in much the
same manner that the rudder is appended
to a canalboat. When the starter saw
the last party disappear over the brow of
the hill, he said "Go!" and go they did
with a rush.
When the steersman put the helm hard
a-port he kicked up a perfect cloud oi
snow. The sharp wind and the sharper
particles of snow smote the riders in the
face. The lamps and people floated by
in a confused mass. Everything faded
and grew mdistinct except the con
sciousness taat the riders ' were shoot
ing through space and snow with
a gentle, undulating motion, with
out jolt or jar. When the steers
man understood hia business the
toboggan kept in the middle of the road.
When he didn't it carromed first on .one
side, of the trough and then on the other;
but it couldn't go astray, neither could
it run into a convenient lamprpost.
There was none of the rumbling and
thumping that accompanies a ride on the
"double runner" of New England or the
less pretentious "bob-sled'' of Pennsyl
vania. There was no "riseto tell how
fast the toboggan was going. The sensa
tions combined all the delights of falling
down, 'down through unlimited space,
without 'the fHMHtt of* bringing- Trp
against something hard. When the ex
perience is ventured in any other than
the regulation suit, it is a case of "modi
fied rapture." The rider's hat blows off;
he has a faint sense of being out of place,
and a young geyser of snow spouts up
each sleeve to meet and mingle some*
where in the neighborhood of the back
bone.?Now York Tribune.
Scene at an Iadian Agency.
five hundred Indian warriors, armed
with Winchesters and the best revolvers,
were there co kill the beef,. Steer afto:
steer was let out of the pens, and these
warriors ran them over tile , prairie, lull
ing them as they would buffalo. One
old copr^r-skinned rascal stood by the
chute, and as the gate would be raised to
let out the aniaalhe woula hit him on
the root of tho tail with a. stone hammer
to make him run. The poor, brute would
roar with pain, and then the gate would
be raised andhe would dash ..out acrqse
the prairie with nalf-a-do?en ycung In
dians after him. ' Then the ?jport.-would,
begin. First one young warrior .would
shoot a horn off, then. anotusr would
break a leg, and so en. "She poor aul
nral woui'dbe^turedto death , by slew
dejja^Chla .deathibeing- put. .off as long
a*^peasibla soothe sporfcmigbt last longer,
-Gen. J. S. Brwbirv ? ??
Churactejr of th> Vnxaaae.
& is. cdnu&t.: impossible to .understand
the character of the Burmese. Asian
w?l net-injure a Worm*^ his religioner
bids the shedding of blood; he wiQ starre
rather. j^hanikiB a cow or bullock,th-oBgh
thiixoie.no fodflor for then. TbotefSho
foHnwj?heohase-are looked upon, as ac
cursed, yet there are always one or two
in every remote village who kill game,
which the people readily buy; but they
case no more for .taking the fife of a
human being, often with the greatest
tortures, than we should think of killing
a flea,?Sacramento Bee.
In Dread of tho Evil Eye.
Theophile Gau tier lived in dread of the
evil eye. Offenbach was credited with
being a jot tatore (one who has the evil
eye), and Gautier would never write the
name of Offenbach. When it became
absolutely necessary that this name
should figure in his copy, Gautier would
pick up a newspaper and clip out the
necessary letters, which he would paste
in order upon his manuscript. Theratat
name was there, but Gau'ier had not
written it, thus escaping the jettatura.?
Esquimaux Woman of Quality.
The Esquimaux woman or quality
wears dainty boots of dressed seal skin,
with high leather tops stained different
colors, and reaching about the knee.
Then come tho trunks of seal skin, with
the fur on, reaching half way down the
thigh. The upper part of the body is
covered by a loose-fitting smock, pulled
on over the head and fitted with an at
tached hood, which can be worn or
thrown off tho head at will,?Exchange.
It dean meek no diffunce how big
er bar er pusson is he hates de pusson
dat wont tell de truth.?-Arkanaaw
FOLLOWED BY A BIG SHARK.
Kot To Be Token In by a Dummy?Greas
ing a Yellow Dog for Bait.
In 1874 I was mate of a coasting
schooner voyaging between Charleston,
Beaufort, Savannah, and other points
on the southern coast. She was built at
Charleston, and I went out on the first
voyage. The name of the captain was
Martin, an " easy-going, good-natured
man, and we had three men before the
"We left Charleston in the afternoon,
and were scarcely clear of the bar when
a monster shark was observed in our
wake. There are always sharks in plenty
in Charleston harbor, and this chap
would not have received much notice ex
cept for his size and the grim, persistent
manner in which he followed us. He
ranged up on the starboard quarter, not
more than ten feet away, and there he
stuck. When we had made our ofiing
and set our course, the captain deter
mined to get rid of the unpleasant visitor.
When a sailor sees a shark following
his ship he feels as a landsman would if
a wolf was pursuing his carriage. The
shark is there to eat you, if opportunity
occurs, and you feel a spirit of revenge
sturing you up to .get rid of him.
We had a big shark hook on board,
and after the decks had "been cleared we
brought it out, baited it with a chunk of
pork, and the morsel was dropped over
board'and the rope paid out until the
pork was right at the shark's nose. He
refused to touch it. Sharks are always
hungry, and sharks aren't a bit particu
lar whether they eat pork or sailor, but
this fellow seemed to know that we had
formed a conspiracy to destroy him. We
made up a dummy and carried it aloft
and heaved it overboard with great out
cry, but that trick also failed. The
shark paid no attention to the splash,
but kopt his wicked eyes on the man at
the wheel, and remained where we first
We had a slow passage down to the in
let, and as we entered it the shark sud
denly disappeared. We went up to
Beaufort, unloaded a part of our cargo,
took on some cotton, and came down
again, and we had scarcely crossed the
bar when the big fish again took his po
sition on the starboard quarter. It was
the same when we started, into Savan
nah, and the same at Brunswick, and we
dropped him. again off Charleston as wo
returned after an absence of two weeks.
We tried-every way known to sailors to
drive the fellow off, but he wouldn't
budge. At Charleston the captain con
sulted a colored clairvoyant, and she sold
him about an ounce of pink salve and
told him that he must buy a yellow dog,
grease its paws with the salve, and use
the dog to bait the shark hook. He paid $9
for the salve and was a whole day
finding a yellow dog. One was finally
discovered following a colored man
about, and an offer of $8 made him our
dog. On this occasion we left Charles
ton just at daybreak, having been in the
harbor three days. Aa day fully dawned
we picked up our old enemy, and all
hands wiUingly turned up to see what
locJc we--wotdcl -Imvvs *vHUt3i&'new''bait.
We greased the paws of the dog, and he
at once began to howl in the most dis
mal manner. You'd have believed from
his actiOTiS that he knew what was com
ing. When we had lashed him fast to the
hook we: found that the shark had
neared the ship by several feet, and that
he seemei to be a bit nervous.
Well, when all was ready over went
the dog, and he had scarcely touched the
water when the shark had him. He had
dog, hook, and all at one snap, and
started to make a skip when the hook
brought him up. We took the line to
the capstain and walked the old chap
alongside, and when we had his lie ad out
of water we nV?d two charges of buckshot
into it. Wo vb an drew him aboard and
finished him off, and after breakfast wo
fell to and slit him open to see what sort
of cargo he tarried, .There was the .dog,
swsllpwed almost whole, ahnman hand,
a beef bone, the heel of a boot, a pint
bottle, two.feet of small chain, & score-of
buttons, a-silver-plated table knife- and
two iron spoons, and several othor trifles
which he | had picked up while cruising
ajround and waiting, for uc to come cut.
We hovo him over after the examination,
and though the . schooner ran on that
same .rot}to for the .ensuing aleven
: months, none of .us. sighted. rhi^rki
large or small The gre^se^^g\bui3?<ERS.
seemed to have given the whole
fraternity-a valuable hint.?-New York
Bun;. ; - ?" ?"? ?
Ft* Not m Yankee XaTentton.
Pie ia not one oi. the myen^fons which
a jpinitixe proiritSancs Mfc for:the e-c?r>:
cpe of Yankeo genius. -Jt iD very muoh
older than America, so far as the mod
ern age knows anything about America.
It is French, Spanish, Italian, English,
German. It is of the north'. It was car
ried into the British Islands by the ma
rauding migrants from the northern
seas. Our own word is a corruption of
a very early British word, and is, in
etymology, a first cousin of "pastie" or
"pasty." Pie is our name for what is now
more familiarly known as "tart" in the
land where all was once pasty.
The tart of to-day differs from con
temporaneous pie only in this: The in
terior of the tart is thicker than the in
terior of the pie. It takes more apples
to make a tart 'han to make a pie, if the
pie-maker be frugal, as she generally is.
In the European countries the tart is
baked in a deep earthen dish. In Yan
keeland pie is stewed into sogginess in a
tin pan.?Chicago Herald.
Mountain Air as a Specific'
In mild cases of norvous disturbance,
in simple overwork, and mental ex
haustion from worry and anxiety,
mountain air is often a specific. Its tonic
properties, the distraction of magnificent
6cenery, the purity of the air, tho still
ness of high altitudes, all contribute to
the beneficiai result.?Phrenological
Russia an an Iron Producer.
Fifty years ago Russia stood almost first
among iron-producing nations; now hex
name ia nearly last, and her imports of
iron and steel amount to more than $76, ?
HOUSEHOLD SERVANTS IN JAPAN.
Capable and Faithful Retainers?A Kind
"Good-Night"?A Lost Hairpin.
Housekeeping hore has no trials. The
worn and vexed spirits of American
chatelaines ought to rest in Japan after
death. Capable and faithful servants are
plenty and cheap. Our establishment
boasts five, and for these we pay about
what two would cost in New York. I do
not visit my kitchen once a month, never
give an order outside of a spoken wish,
yet the domestic machinery moves with
an ease and perfection unattainable at
home by almost any effort on the part of
the mistress. The manners of the serv
ants are amusing, not to say startling, to
an American accustomed to the cheerful
familiarity of her native help. Every
night at bedtime our five retainers ap
pear, prostrate themselves in succession
to the earth, and retire. This is to wish
me good-night and to renew their testi
mony of profound respect and pleasure
over the privilege of serving me. It was
difficult at first to preserve the necessary
dignity for the ceremony, but now lam
as majestically gracious as any other po
The other day, on one of my rare visits
to the kitchen, a hairpin became loosened
and^^ropped- without my notice. I had
1 been seated in my own' room-only a few
momentewhen my houseman entered,
: bearing a small salver, which he pre
sented to me with many genuflections.
Fancy my surprise to see a little hairpin
1 upon it, and "to learn from my proud but
embarrassed servitor that it had fallen to
the kitchen floor from my head. After
ward I found there had been a discussion
as to who should pick it up, and almost
a quarrel as to whom belonged the ines
timable honor of bearing it to its owner.
A Few Facts About Red Snow.
Even to-day the wild theories about
the red snow are not yet ended. Seeing
that the young spores of th'e algae moved
incessantly backward and forward in the
water, the idea arose that they were ani
malcules, and red Bnow only the lowest
form of animal life. By degrees, how
ever, it came to be an accepted fact that
, thiB voluntary motion does not belong ex
clusively to animal life, and the young
spores of the lower plants, although they,
move freely about in the water, and are
plentifully provided with fine hair-like
I threads like the real infusoria, still re
I main plants, and never turn into ani
mals, and thus the plant nature of the
"enow blossom" was finally settled.
I The red snow alga found on the Alps,
I Pyrenees, and Carpathians, and also on
I the summits of' the North American
mountains as far down as California,
is not, however, such a determined
enemy to heat as its having its home in
the ice region would imply. In the
arctic circle, as well as on our own
mountains of perpetual snow, especially
.on Mpnto Rosa, the red snow is seen in
summer like alight rose-colored film,
which gradually deepons in color, par
ticularly in the track of human foot
steps^ till atjengthit.tuiru^nlnic^bu
Irfthis state, howover, it is not a rotten
mass, but consists principally of care
fully capsuled "quiescent spores," in
which state these microscopic atoms pass
the winter, bearing in this form the
greatest extremes of temperature.?
Henry Yi'ard Beeoher on Music
Some men Bay that they would rathei
hear one ballad than the whole ol
Beethoven. No doubt persons who have
advanced but a single step would say so.
Melodies are only one step away from
love of singlo . sound, as of the horn 01
bugle, or what not; v,hen one has ad
vanced beyond that, the love of melodic
strains is developed, People say they
do not care for what is called harmony.
Of course they don't; they are not high
When persons come to harmonies they
have only simple ones. That is natural.
But when we come to Handelt to Bach,
to Beethoven, wo have then the suprem
est developments of music, and the mere
outward form is comparatively lost in
the'sweeps ?ol ? the uiwardneas that it is
carrying along-with it. Aetfie vas i mul
titude of persons are not .developedy ery
highly, so the vast multitude of person*
?dp.not like these.: masters; but, if they
live' long enough, they will; for I thuih
!we,sha)lhay^ something of the music of
earth even in heaven.?Exchange,
Making Up Skeletons In Paris.
There iff in cwdf thooutrjihg quarters
of Paris a building in which corpses are
boiled in huge caldrons until the bones
are perfectly free , and white; but inas
much a?it. is Very difficult to obtain a
r^rfcc^.corp3w>--a3siiming that all those
ivhieh ore boiled have already passed
through the dissecting-rooms of the hos
pitals?a number of persons of both
sexes are employed to make up skeletons
from the promiscuous mass of bones
which have undergone the boiling pro
cess. Then they are fastened together
with wires, and when the work part is
complete, it is impossible for the scientific
eye to detect anything wrong in a skele
ton that has been made up from the
bones of several individuals. ? Paris
Rendering Woven Fabrics Incombustible
A simple preparation for rendering
woven fabrics more or less incombustible
consists of three parts of borax and two
and a half of sulphate of' magnesia,
mixed with twenty parts of water just
bofore using. The fabrics are first thor
oughly impregnated with this solution,
then wrung out, aud washed after hav
ing become nearly dry. *A mixture of |
sulphate of ammonia and sulphate of I
lime is used by some.?Sciontific Jour- j
A Wilderness of Dirt und Dust.
Pekin, the capital of the Celestial
empire, is said to be the dreariest wilder
ness of dirt and dust that can be con
ceived. The streets are in a shocking
condition. The city is nothing more than
an overgrown, straggling village of one
storied houses. In every direction there
is the appearance of neglect and decay,
unBwept streets, stagnant sewere, dirty
crowds, and evils odors,?CMcago Timts.
The balance of Henry Kohn's Immense
Stock of WINTER DRY GOODS, CLOTH
ING and SHOES will be sold at prices to
astonish you. I have carried over too many
heavy goods, and as I want to make room
for SPRING GOODS, the balance of my
WINJH3B. STOCK.?Will bo given away at
COME ONE ! COME ALL !
I5nnATHES there a man with soul so dead
Who never to his wife h:ith said,
*' I will a ilowcr garden make.
Both fur my own and thy dear sake,
And sow with seeds to come up quick,
Which you, of course, will buy of VickI"
If such there be, I pray repent,
And have an order quickly sent.
Then sweet thy rest, I'm sure, will be,
And thy dear wife will smile on thee.
TheGumrj is a work of 15c pages, Colored Plates, 10?
Illustrations, with descriptions of the best Klowcrs and
Vegetables, prices of Seeds and plants, and how to grow
them. It tells you what you want for the garden, and
how to get it. Printed in English and German. Prie?
only 10 cents, which may be deducted from first order
BUY ONLY VICE'S SEEDS, AT HEADQUARTERS.
JAMES VICE, SEEDSMAN. Rochester, N. Y.
'TVTEW V?RK CT|ORI
ll EW I ORK pTjORI
Upward and Onward,
I Defy Competition
Always lie Leafler of LowPrices!
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
enumerate everything we keep to sell,
Our Stock embraces $50,000 worth
BOOT AND SHOES
HATS AND CAPS,
. SHIRTS, TRUNKS,
&c., &c., &c.
CAJLE AAI> SEE US!
AND SAVE 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.
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 bo re
Orders filled as rapidly as possible.
TO OWNERS OF STEAM
MILLS, &C., &C
1 have just received a lot of WROUGHT
IRON X and 1 inch, PHTNG, COUP
LINGS, ELBOWS, B. G. BRASS VALVES,
CHECK VALVES and PACKING STUFF.
AN INVOICE OF
GOOD at 85.00. BEST AT 56.00.
Stock Food and Hay
John A. Hamilton.
C. MAYHEW. J. M. MAYHEW.
0. Mayhew & Son,
COLUMBIA, S. C,
COLUMBIA MARBEL 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
tiye or Foreign, to order.
Building Stone of all kind furnished.
Correspondence solicited with those
in want of any work in the above line.
Jan 7-1 yr.
Wishes to inform her friends and the public
that she has
Establisliment 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, EMBROIDER Y, &C.
Agent far the Genuine
ISINGER SEWING MACHINES.
NEEDLES, OIL AND ATTACHMENTS.
Orangeburg ?. H., S. C.
Finest variety of Tropical Fruits In Mar*
ket. Fresh cargoes every week.
^"Orders filled with dispatch.
C. BART & CO.,
53, 55 and 57, Market Street,
oct 22-61U3 CHARLESTON, S. C.
Van (Mell'sFliotiipi Gallery
OVER B. B. OWEN'S, Russell Street,
Oraugehurg, S. C.
To the Public : I have opened a first
class Photo Gallery. I would he pleased to
have samples of work examined at Gallery.
All werk strickly Brst-ciass.
Photos of Groups and Babies a speciality
by Instant method. All Vowing Exteriors,
Dwellings, Horses, Dogs and Animals
taken at short notice by instant method.
Old pictures copled|and 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 full life 3x5 feet
All work done with neatness ami dispatch.
Yewing any where iu the State. Special
discounts on all orders over?10.00. Give
me a call, I will assure satisfaction. All
work CASH ON DELIVERY. Postively
no credit. VAN ORSDELL, A rtist,
July 17 Russell Street, Orangeburg, S. C.
TU OMAS' IC EST A IK A AT
Is constantly supplied with the very best
Oysters and Fish that the Charleston
Market affords, which is sold at a reasona
ble price. Meals can be had at the Restau
rant at any hour and cooked in a way that
will please the most fastidious. boy 5-5m