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? "KILLED?' .
"Killed at-" What matters where?
He is dead, and that is enough!
"Killed!" It is written there
In letters that stare and stare!
What though the telling be rough?
He is dead, and that is enough!
"Died with his face to the foe, *
Trying another to save!"
How else, how else should he die?
I could not have loved him so
If he had not been bravest of brave!
Dead, and no word of good-bye!
No whisper of love from afar!
0 star! star! star!
1 looked in your eyes last night,
And I saw his eyes in your light;
And I knew, I knew he would die,
For that was his last good-bye!
Get you gone! Get you gone from my
Why do you stand and stare?
He Is dead! It is written there! 4
And it's late?so late to-night!
There! there! forgive me, but go!
You mean to be kind, I know,
But leave me to Ged and to him!
"KiUed, with his face to the foe!"
Leave me awhile! The light?
Leave me?to God?and -to him!?
SMOKING HIS FIRST CIGAR.
Out on the Shady Side of the Barn?
Caught hy u Itrolhcr.
The first smoke don't last as long as a
case of sea-sickness, but while it does
last it is original and unique. The new
smoker is no iudge of cigars. He in
variably takes a strong one. He goes a
good deal by the box in which he finds
the cigars. If a rigar has a fancy paper
ring about it he will tak^ it at any price.
H he lives he will know better. Out on
the shady side of the barn he takes him
self and his cigar. He is afraid that
some one will molest him. He lights the
cigar, and holding it in the most awk
ward manner between his fingers puffs
and expectorates. It seems manly to
smoke, and he pictures himself narrating
to his chums how well he handled him
self and his first cigar.
The sensation is not at all pleasant.
He allows longer time to elapse between
the puffs, and wishes that the cigar
would burn up more rapidly. The mouth
has a peculiar taste, which frequent ex
pectorations will not remove. The old
familiar fence is turning green. He sees
everything circle around him. He is bet
ter after a while. Flat on his back on
the green sward, he looks up at the blue
heavens overhead and watches the fleecy
white clouds float in many directions.
Dinner has no attractiops for liiin.
Candy would not tempt him to get up.
He hears Ids name called by an elder
brother. It sounds way off, as if in a
dream. Nearer and nearer it comes, and
finally the owner of the voice comes
around the corner of the barn.
He guessed the cause for he sees the
half-smoked cigar. H he is a real good
boy with a box full of Sunday-school
tickets he will tell his mother, and the
young smoker wUl be taken in the house
and lectured for the rest of his boyhood
days. If he is a real bad boy, one whose
badness insures his living to manhood's
estate, he will get his sick brother up on
the hay in the old barn, and will tell a
fib at the table to excuse his absence.
His kindness will cost the inexperienced
smoker later on many marbles, much
candy, and the best of everything. He
will threaten to inform their parents
many times of the first smoke, and will
scare the smoker into many scrapes and
much trouble.?St. Paul Globo.
Opening Up South America's Interior.
Explorers are now busily employed in
opening up the undeveloped and hitherto
almost unknown sections of South
America. A French explorer Is enthusi
astic about. immense fertile plains be
yond the dense coast forests of Guiana.
An expedition has traversed the valley
of the Xingu, a southern affluent of the
Amazon as large as the Danube, and run
ning through the unexplored heart of
Brazil. Voyagers on the Orinoco, are
seeking to discover the connection be
tween that river and the Amazon. Pata
gonia is found to embrace rich grass
valleys well adapted to stock raising, and
the northern portion of the Argentine
Republic is being explored. Schemes are
on^foot for bringing the interior of the
continent in contact with civilization by
means of railways and steamboat lines.
In every direction efforts are being made
to open up new fields for enterprise.?
New Orleans Times-Democrat.
A Wax Model for Anatomist*.
A highly interesting piece of work is
at present being executed at the Berlin
Royal academy, under the direction of
medical and artistic experts, the wax
model of a carefully prepared human
body of Ufe size. From it a cast in zinc
is to be made, showing with rigid exact
ness the muscles, arteries and veins. An
idea of the nicety of the work may be
formed from the fact that thus far
fifteen months have been spent upon the
head alone, which is not expected to be
finished under three years more. The
importance of the work for anatomical
studies, when completed, will amply
compensate for the trouble, time and
money spent upon it, which, when fin
ished, wiU be exhibited and bought by
the government.?Boston Budget.
A Canoe for Italy'*. Quoeii.
The queen of Italy is soon to rejoice in
the possession of an American canoe, a
genuine Indian birch bark construction,
which Baron Fava, the Italian minister,
has secured for her. The canoe is
twenty feet long, and the baron has pro
cured all the paddles and accompani
ments for it, and is now having bead
work cushions and mats of fragrant
grasses made for it. He will 6?nd it on
to Rome, and in due time it will float in
some lake of the palace gardens and
ferry Queen Margherita over the waters.
?"Ruhamals's" Washington Letter.
The Irrigation Canal* of Arizona.
The farmers of Arizona, in cSgging
their irrigation canals, find themselves
mere imitators, on a small scale, of tha
unknown people who once occupied tha
Tragic Katp. ot Xongfellow's Wife.
Tliat^iiat^i^.so,geiitle.and amiable aa
Longfeliow's'sfcould have been- subje&ed
io bereavement'in the most, tragic and
ippalling form seems a stroke of fate as
cruel as the brutal bruising of flower.
The catastrophe is thus recounted by- his
biographer: "On the ftth of July his wife
was sitting in the library with her two
little girls engaged in sealing up some
small packages of their curls, which she
had just cut off. -Prom, a match fallen
upon the floor her ? light summer dress
caught fire; the shock'was too great, and
she died the next morning. Three days
later her burial took place at Mount Au
burn. It was the anniversary' of her
marriage day/and on her beffOtil'ul bead,
'^?"^^^d^una^jt i^jdeatli^ somej^^id
he had hifflielj^r('-4'iv?? ? a.
"These wounds"henled with time; time
could.;, ord^r as?auge^ .neve^ LeaL-Ahe
deeper i%ou^ds. t"at burned" \-mi&kL~ jle
bore lite gT^ef in Bilence: " orfly^fter
months had pasSed could'he speak oHt,
and then only in fewest w-Qrds. ? To a
visitor who expressed ax hope that* lie
might be enabled to 'bear his cross* with
patience, he replied: 'Bear the cross,
yes; but what if one is stretched upon it?*
When?not till five years later?he began
again to write verses of his own, it is
only infrequent phrases and fines that
reveal the sorrow lying ever at his heart.
?New York Sun.
Prices Coming Down In New York.
The tradesman from whom I acquire
my haberdashery informs me that the
dry goods stores are ruining his business.
They all deal in shirts, collars, cuffs, un
derwear and the rest for men, and mar
ried men almost invariably do their shop
ping by the proxy of their wives, instead
of going to the furnishing goods store, as
of old. It is getting so bad, he avers,
tliat unmarried men get their female rela-.
tives and friends to do the buying for
them, even at the risk of having to give
them the discount in ice cream or oys
ters. The only hope I could hold forth
to him was to cut his prices to compete
with his formidable rivals. In fact, there
is no longer an excuse for a man to be
short of linen or lisle thread, with shirts
selling at 40 cents apiece, as I noticed
at one store recently, and underwear at
an average of $1 a set.
The prices of all manner of clothing
are rapidly descending to the European
level with us. A f^w years ago it cost
three times as much to dress decently in
New York as in London or Paris. 'As
for eating, one can feed better and
cheaper in New York to-day thtui in Lou
doll or Paris. For 2.r> cents I can buy a
healthier and a heartier meal in this city
than I ever could in the cook-shops of
London or the cheap tables d'hote of
Paris, and I am credibly informed that
prices across the water have rather in
creased and the quality of food deteiv
orated cince my time.?New York News
An Kxample of Cielf-ControL.
A droll iucident occurred in court
lately, quite unknown outside of the
court regions. A little god-d&ughter of
the quoen, a remarkably clever child of
3 years of age, was received by her maj
esty. She sat on the queen's lap; every
affectionate attention was shown her.
The queen caressed her, gave her-bon
borisT but not a^word or even any n e tice1
coulaISegot'?utof the chid. The little
creature sat firm, bolt upright, her little,
fists clinched, her eyee fixed, gazing
straight forward. - .
After the audience the child was asked
why she acted, so disagreeably?why she
had not replied to her majesty. "Perche,"
replied the child, solemnly, "avevapaura'I
cheavjee una bizza." (Because I was I
afraid I would have a rage.) This little
Margherita entertains the nursery once
in a while with what Florentine nurses j
call a bizza. She throws herself passion
ately on the ground and kicks and
screams lustily. Imagine the effect if
such a scene had taken place in the pres
ence of royalty! The marvel is how
those terribly rasped baby nerves, just
on the edge of the tempest, were kept in
check by the child.?Home Cor. Chicago
To Protect Birds from Slaughter.
Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes takes a
deep interest in the movement to protect
birds from slaughter. "Iam myself," he
says, "more tlian tolerant of the some
what intrusive intimacy of the English
sparrow. No other birds outside of the j
barnyard let me come so near them?not
even the pigeons. But Btill more am I
indebted to the gulls and ducks, who
during a large part of the year are daily
visitors to the estuary of-the Charles, on '
which I look from my library windows.
I wish they could be protected by law,
and if the law can not or will not do it,
that public opinion would come between
them and their murderers. Not less,
certainly, do I feel the shame of the
wanton destruction of our 6inging birds
to feed the demand of a barbaric vanity."
A Fearful Year of Fridays.
Somebody points out that this year 1
came in on Friday and will go out on
Friday, and have fifty-three Fridays.
Two months in the yqar come in on Fri
da}* and two go out on Friday. There
are five months in the year that have !
five Fridays. The phases of the moon
change five times on Friday, and the sun
was eclipsed on March 5, which fell on
Friday. The longest day in the year and
the shortest both fall on a Friday. Peo
ple who have a superstitious prejudice
against Friday wnl be apt to see strange
coincidences in all this.?Philadelphia
Salt Water Better Than Trenh.
An analysis of the contents of the
principal grenades, tubes and other pat
ent devices for the extinction of incipi
ent conflagrations has recently been
made by Professor Kedzie, chemist of
the agricultural college at Larsing,
Mich. Jife finds that the only activo in
gredient in all that he analyzed is com
mon salt, and his investigations go to
prove what is generally known, namely,
that salt water is better than fresh watet
for putting out fires.?Boston Budget.
THE "BROADSIDE" OF EARLY DAYS.
How the Public AVere Enlightened Be
fore Newspapers "Were Published.
Newspapers, as the word is now un
derstood, are the growth of the nine
teenth century, one of the most astonish
ing and rapid growths of a remarkable
age. In their absence, the periwigged,
broad-skirted gentry of an early age were
informed of the intentions of their gov
ernment, and even of the current events
of the day, by means of broadsides,
sheets of paper printed only on one side
and either displayed in public places, dis
tributed gratis, or hawked about the
streets, according to the ciiaracter of
The collection of the broadsides in the
public library is not as large as that
owned by private libraries of an earlier
foundation, but under glass cases and
carefully stored portfolios there are a
number of valuable documents of this
description that were published in this
country in the days of Salem witches
and rebel tea parties.
Among the earliest documents of this
description in the possession of the pub
lic library is a proclamation^ headed by
the traditional lion and unicorn and
signed by William Stoughton, then "gov
ernor" of the province of Massachusetts
bay, on May 27; 1090. It cites the law
granting 50 pounds sterling blood-money
for every adult male Indian prisoner,
and 25 pounds sterling for every woman
and child; speaks of the bounty on
scalps, and offers to all volunteers pro
vision, surgical attendance, ammunition
and wages from the public treasury.
These gentle traits of our puritan ances
tors have become wonderfully obscured
by the smoke of the Deerfield massacre.
If the Indians exhibit the ferocity of
wild beasts they were certainly hunted
Broadsides such as were common in
England, published from time to time
with a relation of current events, were
exceedingly rare in the earl}- days of the
colon}-. There was one reprint of a Lon
don broadside published in Boston in
1089, another in 1690, and a third in 1697.
One of the last issued is now owned by
the city of Boston. It is but a single
leaf, somewhat smaller than a page from
a quarto dictionary, and contains the
latest rumors from Holland, of a great
Turkish defeat by Prince Eugene, the
coronation of the king of Poland, and
the reception of ambasadors at The
Hague with the negotiations on foot
there preliminary to the peace of liys
Next in importance is one. of those
stamp acts, by ten years the precunser of
that which a century ago aroused the ire
of good Bostonians even more than exor
bitant tax rates, flooded streets and ve
nality in public office does to-day. The
broadside was headed by the royal arms
and bore duly affixed to the margin im
pressions of the stamps whose use it ei
forced. These stamps were not detach
able like our own, but were impressed
by a government official like a postmark.
Not only the stamp but the vellum: and
paper with the stamp affixed were*, sold
by the commissioner of the stamp's* and
no instruments or writings specified in
the act were legal without it. The act
covered nearly every paper that could
be used in business or the administration
1 of the government from an insurance
policy to a newspaper. The stamp tax
on newspapers, by the way, was a half
! penny, the stamp representing a bird en
i circled with a band on which are the
l words: "Half-penny." The 2-penny
' stamp represented a codfish within the
legend, "Staple of the Massachusetts."
The 8-penny stamp bore a pine tree with
the motto: "Province of Massachusetts."
Finally, the 4-penny stamp, which was
to be affixed to insurance policies, bills
of lading and certain other commercial
papers, bore a schooner under full sail
within the words: "Steady?steady."
This valuable old document in Amer
ican history was printed by the publish
ers of The Boston News-Letter, and bears
the date of March 14, 1755. It is siged
by Governor Shirley and countersigned
by J. Willard, secretary.? This is, as far
as known, absolutely unique in leaving
impressions of the stamps, and reveals
the fact that the general court of Mas
sachusett shad pr.ssed and the governor
enforced a stamp act ten years prior to
to the act sanctioned by the imperial
parliament in 1705. The immediate
cause for this document was Shirley's
proposed military operation in the French
and Indian war.?Boston Bulletin.
The Wolf Stories of Travelers.
During my winter journey across Si
beria I was somewhat disappointed at
seeing 60 few wolves. In my journey of
3,000 miles across the steppes I saw only
fourteen, eleven in one band, two in an
other and one solitary brute at a distance
prowling about on the ice of the Yenes
sei. But the sled is a great place wherein
to brood wolf stories. "When you are
lying down under your furs at night and
the sled passing quickly over the fro/en
roads you imagine, if the weather is not
extremely cold, that you can hear the
deep growling of wolves following your
sled. If the weather is terribly cold you
hear what you imagine to be the short,
quick yelping of 1,000 famished brutes
after you. It is a dreadful sound when
you first hear it, but you soon learn to
know that this peculiar noise, which, as
sisted by the imagination, you fancy to
be made bv fiery-mounted wolves, is
caused by tfie wooden runners passing
over the crisp snow. Travelers' Siberian
wolf stories are, I am afraid, too often
the result of* imagination.?Cor. New
Olnoose Made from Sorghum.
And now it has been discovered that
the seed of the sorghum-plant will yield
an excellent grade of glucose, better
than that made from corn, and that the
glucose from the seed and the molasses
from the cane, when mixed, pi educe the
highest quality of 6irup, hardly distin
guishable from Vermont sirup.?Chicagc
We are apt to lumber up our minds
with a lot of useless trash, and which it
isn't profitable to recall; in this sensa
forgetfulness is essential to memory.?
NEWLY FITTED UP
0 0PPGtMTE TH E T EXT.
We do not propose to undersell
everyone else, but we are ready to
meet fair competition. Our Stuck is
now complete: give us a call
Mr. I. S. CUM MINGS is with us,
and will be glad to see Iiis old friends
We sell the. ROYAL 'ST. JOHN
Machines of all makes repaired.
Large Wogoa Yard in rear of
VQSE & SALLEY.
MY NEW SPUING CLOTHING
has arrived and been placed on the
counters and ready for a critical inspection.
New poods opened in even1 department for
the SPUING TRADE; tins large assort
ment of SPRING CLOTHING for Men,
Youths and Boys are selected from the
largest and most reliable Manufacturers in
This stock is unusunllv attractive in
STYLES and PATTERNS, the ONE and
THREE BUTTON CUTAWAYS are of
Imported CORKSCREWS, WHIPCORD
and CHEVIOTS, made and trimmed equal
to any custom made garment, also will fit
and cling to the figure and hold their shape.
See mv line of the PATENT SQUARE
SHOULDER garments in SACK and CUT
AWAY SUITS. I am the sole agent
of these goods, and those who have worn
them can testify to their superiority over
all other garments in fit, wear and holding
their shape. Every department, GENT'S
FURNISHING GOODS, BATS, SHOES,
and BOY'S, are lull of choice novelties for
the SPRING AND SUMMER SEASON.
Call early and make vour selection.
JI. I~ KI>AR1>,
COLUMBIA, S. C.
Twenty-five Years Experience.
Watch Maker and Jeweler,
And dealer in Watches, Clocks, Jewelry
Spectacles, Silver and Plated Ware and
Musieal Instruments. All work warranted
for one year. Ornngeburg. . C;
INSURE YOUR PROPERTY
KIRK ROBINSON, AGENT.
COMPANIES ALL FIST-CLASS AND
LOSSES PROMPTLY ADJUSTED AND
COLLECTIONS PROMPTLY ATTEND
I am still billing Brick, Lime, Laths,
Hair and other Building Material.
1 am now prepared to furnish Coal and
Wood in any quantity. All orders left
with me shall have prompt attention. No
dravage charged. Give me a trial.
July 2:3- KIRK R( 1RINSON
ONK TEN HORSE POWEI! EN
ginc and Boiler complete. Also one
Circular Saw Mill. The above can be
bought on very reasonable terms.
Fob 25 ' HARPES RIGGS.
CHARLESTON, S. C.
HIGH GRADE FERTILIZERS ! HIGH GRADE FERTILIZERS ? I
SOLUBLE GUANO (highly ammoniated.)
ACID PHOSPHATE. /
HIGH GRADE RICE FERTILIZER,
A BLIZZARD. A BLIZZARD,
i XOTIIER BLIZZARD IS COMING. BUT ITZWILL BE A COLO DAY
1Y when PRESCOTT fails to sell you CHOICE GROCERIES, CROCKERY, GLASS
and TINWARE cheaper than any other house in the City.
I have also Just received a choice Stock of
FRESH GARDEN SEED, SEED POTATOES, SsC.
FRESH AND CHOICE GROCERIES
Received Every Week at the Cheap Cash Store.
CHARLES W. PRESCOTT, Proprietor.
IS/'l am prepared to manufacture TOMBSTONES, &c., at shortest notice and in the
most artistic style. . _ Jan 28-3m_^ '
Jallies Van Tassel, j
CHOICE FAMILY GROCERIES,
Wines, Liquors and Segars,
4 T MY ESTABLISHMENT CAN BE FOUND ALL THE STANDARD
-<*"y. ankles of GROCERIES at Rock Bottom Prices, as well as purest and best
WINES, LIQUORS. <ve., sold anywhere. Also the choicest SEGARS AND TOBACCO
to be found in the market.
iviii-Lli looking akouu'd give .he a < all.
JAMES VAN TASSEL.
OLD VELVET RYE
EIGHT YEARS OLD.
Guarantee!! Fare aafl WMesoaie for Medicinal or Other Uses.
FOR SALE ONLY BY
W. T. LIG-HTFOOT.
C. & E. L, Kerrison.
ss h isel street,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
Rluck n nd Colored Ore** OJoodw,
LINENS, HOSIERY. Ac, &c ,
IN LARGE VARIETY.
S?:'A11 Order.-, will receive prompt and
SF'Cash orders amounting tn sio or
over will be delivered in any county free of
charge. <'. ?v e. l. Rerriwon,
auc201v Charleston, S. C.
HORSE AND CATTLE POWDERS
fOUTZ f wtevjfcafctfl
.No ltow-k will <ltr or COLJC. |Wvr* or Lcxa I k
vkr. ii FoutCV l'owdrr? r.ro uwrt In time.
Fnutr.'? l'owilfr-wlllrtirn and prevrnt IIOBCftOLEIU.
Fouls'* Powder* will pri'Vtnt R*rKJ in Fowls.
F.mtzv Powder* will Incron^etlif inmntlty of milt
und rri/nm twenty p<r rcr.t., .'iiul iinikc !lic lintterflrm
K&utzV Powder* will rnrc nr.prove nt almost Kvi.r.v
Uui.AhK to wiiirh ilor*c* and Ckuleare ?nhjeet,
FOCTZ'K POWItKS* wilj. GtTR SATUrACTIOX.
DAVID r. POUTZ. Proprietor.
B .'.1 Tl ."ORE, MS.
For sale by DR. J. G. WANNAMAK
Celebrated Faablon Catalogue
CCUT CDCC lor Spring and Sum
Or.nl rnttmer l&a, ready March
llrth, to any addresa. Illustrate* aud 1UU<
every thins for Ladles', Gent*', Chlldreosl
and Infant?' wear and HousekeeplftTt
Goods, at jjrlces lotccr than those of u^y
uott?cfntno United State?. Complete
nut infliction gvarantffil, ormouev r*>
funded. 11. V. K. KOCH ? SOX,
Oth Ave. <Sc liOth St., N. Y. tin.