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Last night I lay on her breast,
To-day rUe at her feet;
Then tt> her heart I was pressed?
Must you now put your foot on m*,
Ah, iightly as possible, pray?
Grace for your red rose of last night!
No doubt I look faded to-day;
But are yon quite so fresh in this light?
And?need there is none of that tear,
For I Ue quite exposed to the dew
Did it never occur to you, dear,
That the flower may have wearied of
?Charles Henry Webb in The Century.
THE GREAT SPHYNX OF GHIZEH.
The Most Astonishing Work Whicli Past
Ages Have Bequeathed Vs.
M. Renan publishes an earnest appeal
on. behalf of the excavations undertaken
in Egypt by M. Maspero. The special ob
ject for which funds are just now needed
is to clear away the sand which half
buries the great Sphinx of Ghizeh. M.
"The clearing of the great Sphinx was
begun two months ago. Up to the pres
ent time the ordinary resources of the
Boulak museum have sufficed for the
work, which might be completed in sixty
days if money did not fail. About 20,
000 francs only are wanted. The ap
peal for the Longson excavations, which
were addrese d two years ago to the in
tellectual public was so fruitful that we
are encouraged once more to ask the true
connoisseurs in ancient things to con
tribute to one of the works, the most im
periously demanded by the present con
dition of Egyptology.
"The great sphinx of Ghizeh, at two
steps from the ? pyramids, is, in my
opinion, the most astonishing work of
the hand of man which past ages have
bequeathed to us. It is an immense bed
of caived rock, about seventy metres in
length. The hight ofthe monstrous edi
fice, if it were cleared, would exceed
that of the highest houses. No fashion
able monument, either in the rest of
Europe or the refit of th9 world, can be
compared to this strange idol,the vestige
of a stage of humanity which baffles aU
our ideas. The impression which such a
spectacle must liave produced on imagi
native races, and who were dominated
by the senses, may be understood from
that experienced by the Egyptians of the
present day when standing before
that enormous head, emerging from the
sand, and casting across the desert its
sad look. The Arab at this sight flies
terrified, either throwing a stone or fir
ing a gun at the strange being.
"The temple opposite the sphinx, if it
is a temple, has also a character of its
own. This fantastic construction resem
bles less the other temples of Egypt than
the Pantheon resembles Notre Dame.
But all tins ensemble, which is unique in
the world, must be of tho remotest an
tiquity is indisputable, since the statues
found there are those of king Chepren,
thus taking u3 back to ages whiqh,
everywhere but in Egypt, would be caUed
Mr. Renan, in concluding his appeal,
points out that to lay bare the Sphinx
wiR be to restore to the light of day tho
most ancient work which bears the trace
of human thought, and he anticipates
that "the descent" which it wifi afford
into a world now more than 6,000 years
old will push stiU further back the lim
its of a historic past that seems to fly
with each step taken to reach 't."?
Let Vs Get to Our Journey's End.
"One of the kind wishes expressed for
me is a long life. Let anything be asked
for me except that. Let us five hard,
work hard, go a good pace, get to our
journey's end as soon as possible?then
let tho post-horse get his shoulder out of
the collar. I have lived long enough to
feel, Rke the eld post-horse, very thank
ful that his end draws near. Long life
is the last thing that I desire. It may be
that as one grows older one . acquires
more and more the consciousness of the
difference between what ought to be
done and what can be done, and sits
down more quietly when one gets the
wrong side, of 50 to let others start up
and do for us things we can not do for
ourselves. But it is the highest pleasure
a man can have, who has (to his own ex
ceeding comfort) turned down the lull
at last, to believe that younger spirits
will rise up after him aud catch tho
lamp of truth?as in the old lamp-bear
ing race of Greece?out of his hand be
fore it expires, and cany it on to the
goal with swifter and more even stops."
Oil as r. Preservative of Wood.
Wagon makers or repairers can save
their stock from worms by oiling with
Unseed oil. Single trees, doubletrees,
neck-yokes, spokes and cross bars that
are of white hickory, and are kept in
stock for a year or more, will be eaten by
worms if not kept in a dark place or
otherwise protected. Coal and kerosene
oil are good also, and the expense of ap
plying is but little- Linseed oil is pre
ferable, as it acts to some extent as a
wood filler, filling the pores and thus
.aiding the painting which follows in its
proper place.?The "Wheelwright.
Loug-I.ived Widows of Veterans.
The longevity of women who are for
tunate enough to marry soldiers is
shown in the fact that our pension rolls
bear the names of about 20,000 widows
of the veterans of 1B12. The brides of
74 years ago are nearly centenarians
now, and the number of them quito sur
passes belief.?Chicago Herald.
What Is Said of Tea.
Dr. Burncy Yeo, of London, reports
the curious observation that there are
persons who usually drink tea without
injury, but in whom, when in a de
pressed mental condition, it occasions in
digestions and palpitation of the heart.?
Detroit Free Press.
The Debris of Flood Kock.
Drtidging boats are now taking away
2,000 tons per week of the debris of Flood
Rock. Dynamite surface blasts are used
to break up the boulders left by the sut>
marine mine.?New York Letter.
pearly Collection"' fox. ?he. Ho^Itai?. ^
'?? One of the straj?^esf'sights of'London:
is the yearly co?Sstion for the nospitalfl
on Hospital Saturday. In almost every
corner of the great city- and its suburbs
are to ba seen ladies seated at small
tables set on the sidewalk. A large
placard is attached to the table soliciting
a contribution. On the table is placed a
box with a slit in the lid through which
a penny can be dropped, and on the box
is printed the worde, "For the hospitals."
The lady does not solicit contributions.
She sits on a chair beside a littl^ table,
sometimes knitting complacently or has
a book in her hand. Often a coup\e of
little girls act as solicitors and modestly
request the passers-by to remember the
sick and the wounded. Ladies of the
highest social standing do not consider it
beneath them to attend to contribution
boxes on Hospital Saturday. These little
tables obstruct the crowded thorough
fares, They are on the bridges and
along busy streets, but everybody cheer
fully gives way for them, and few pass
them by without dropping their mite in
the box for the hospitals.?Detroit Free
Production of Insect White Wax.
The British consular agent at Chung
King, Mr. Hosie, has made a tour
through certain districts of China for the
purpose of gaining information concern
ing insect white wax. He has found the
substance to be the product of minute
brown, lice-like insects which, exist, to
gether with a small black beetle, in ex
crescence of galls attached to the boughs
and twigs of an evergreen called by the
Chinese "the insect tree." Early in May
these galls are collected and placed on
the wax tree, usually a stump, from
which rise numerous sprouts. The crea
tnres soon deposit a white coating on the
[ boughs and twigs? which often reaches
a thickness of a quarter of an inch in
ninety or 100 days. The branches are
then lopped of, and the wax is care
fully removed by scraping and boiling.
The material is then poured into molds,
and becomes the white wax of com
merce, used for candles.?San Francisco
Armored Ships Not In llepute.
It is, therefore, a fact that armor clads
are drifting into disrepute? It can not
be disguised that at the present time
there are very earnest debates on this
point. The question as it affects the
armored ship stands differently from
what it did some years ago. An insig
nificant torpedo boat may by one blow
destroy the Inflexible. To meet this
species of peril it has been proposed to
armor-plate the bottom of the ships.
Such a proposal seems to be carrying
the principle of employing armor to the
verge of absurdity. There is a demand
on the part of naval officers for^riiioline
netting to protect the sldps against loco
motive torpedoes. But where this de
vice is adopted it can not be said to give
a sense of security. Moreover, the use
of such an appliance militates against
the speed and baxdiness of the vessel,
and exposes her to'bther risks.?English
A Woman of the Servian 'War.
There is a 3-oung woman at Widdin
who went through the Servian war dis
guised as a man. Only the commander
of her company knew her secret; she
was obliged to disclose it to him when
the company set out upon its march, mid
he appears to have loyally kept it to him
self. In all exercises, parades and re
views she took part jointly with her male
comrades. The heroine took part in tho
forced march into Servia, fought at the
battle of Slivnitza and joined in the at
tack upon Pirot. Her comrades voted
to her the company's medal for bravery.
When, in consequence of the war coming
to an end, the militia was dispersed, she
went to Sofia, and was there presented to
Prince Alexander, who awarded to her
a second decoration for bravery. She
then returned to Widdin, her place of
domicile before the war, where she now
acts as servant to an old lady.?Foreign
Wales' Private Railway Saloon Carriage.
The prince of wales has a most luxuri
ous private railway saloon carriage for
continental travelling. It is generally
kept at Havre, and is in charge of a first
class mechanical engineer, who exam
ines it carefully before each journey, and
who travels everywhere with the prince.
It has spacious drawing room, sleep
ing berths, with bath room, even shower
baths, at each end, for the Prince and
princess, and is supplied with a reservoir
for gas for forty-eight hours. It is con
sidered the "finest thing out on wheels,"
and was built three or four years ago in
Manchester, England. Under such con
ditions journeys on the continent become
bearable.?New York Sun.
<>i>ium Used by Chlneso Smokers.
The opium used for smoking, called by
the smokers "dope," is an aqueous ex
tract of the ordinary commercial gum.
The Chinese have a secret modo of pre
paring tins extract, making it more pal
atable to the taste and easier to get ready
for smoking. It is imported from China
in an oblong brass box about five inches
long, two and a half wide. The can ie
only half filled, as in wann weather it
puffs up and would overflow the can if
allowance was not made for this swell
ing. It is about the consistency of tar
melted in the sun, and nearly the same
color.?New York Cor. Philadelphia
A Curious Characteristic of Type.
Speaking of types, I wa3 shown some
French and German letters at one of the
foundries that have the curious charac
teristic of being higher than the type in
use with us and the English. The
Spanish type is, I am told, also higher.
German letters cast in this country,
however, are uniform in height with
tho English.?Cor. New York News.
Cutting a Tree for Congressmen.
During the visit to California of the
congressmen who accompanied the re
mains of Senator Miller a tree was cul
down purposely for them which meas
ured 320 feet in height, 27 in circumfer
ence, and 9 feet in diameter.?Chicag?
1 IhaSba Ii
^ Animal'GFe'TsaTe Known ?nd Kot
The most interesting and least appreciated
of dogs is tho dog that visits. So is usually
a liver-colored animal, two hands high and
about' twenty-six inches long, with a pin!:
spot on his nose. His ears droop and his tail
almost drags on the ground, and his whole
make-up is admirably suited to the require
ment? of bis occupation. 3e appears to have
been gotten up exprossly for visiting pur
poses. He is not like other dogs. Ho is a
Mtt of special dog, as it were, being an odd
pattern throughout, and if any part of him
should break it would bo impossible to re
Tho dog has no calling list He never
makes calls. He has neither the timo nor in
clination to practice cold formalities. As an
illustration of the mannor in which ho goes
visiting wo may refor to tho experience
which a Caledonia avenue man had with him
last week. The dog wont and sat down on
the man's front stoop about tho middle of the
afternoon. Ho did not know anybody in
that family, but ho wanted to get ac
quainted. The lady of tho house openod the
door and told him to go away, but ho only
wagged his tail, as much as to say: "We will
get on nicely together when wo come to an
The man of tho house camo home at 6
o'clock and kicked the dog into tho middle or
the street. After supper he went out ami
tried to repeat the operation, but only suc
cocded in kicking thin air until his leg was
lame. The visiting canine was just out of
range overv time.
Tho dog then ran around on tho back door
steps, and wagged his tail in tho most pleas- j
ant and good-natured manner. He had ]
Then tho man discharged the servant on
suspicion of having fed the dog, and told bis
wife that he was going to get the bruto to
follow him to a remote part of the city and
then lose him. The animal followed, and
when the gentleman had walked about two
miles he contrived to cut loose from that
liver-colored visitor and took a street car
for home. When he opened the front gate
the visiting dog came down from tho stoop
and wagged his tail and looked happy and j
contented. He visited there continuously for
several days, and then gathered himself up
and went away to make somo other family
Likely to Become Dangerous.
There wore throe of us walking over the |
battlefield of Chickamauga, when we met a
colored man in tho woods with an old army
musket on his shoulder. When asked what
game he was aftor ho replied;
'Tze lookin' fur a pusson named Joe Peas
ly, an' when I sot eyes on him he's gwino to j
"What's Joe been doing?"
"Ho stolo my wife away. ? I'ze been layin'
fur him dose las' sixteen y'ars."
"You have been a long timo getting mad
"Dat's a fack; but I'ze mad now."
He dropped behind, and pretty soon wo en
countered a second colored man. He also
had a musket on his shoulder and a tragic
look on his face.
"After squirrels?* was askod as ho halted.
"No, sah! I'ze .*rtor a pusson named Sam
Benham, an' when I sot oyes on him ho kin
say fox'woU to dis world 1"
"What's Sam been doing?"
"Ho says I ruu'd off wid his wifo, sah. I'ze
bin huntin' him for ober fifteen y'ars.i*^
We passed along, and about*-ten -jffkt?ti
later the two old muskets began to pop. The)
fusilade was kept up for a quarter of an hour,
and then there was deep silence. When wo
circled around and struck tho highway we
saw one man legging it up the road and the
other down, while a white man nodded to uia j
from his seat on a log and said:
"I hod to come down and stop it Thoy
have kept this thing up every day for tho I
last six months, and tho first thing thoy know
they'll hurt each other."?Detroit Freo Press.
Heading Him Oft
"Mr. Featherly," said Robby at tho dinner
table, "what's an average?"
"Yes. Pa says you come to see sister twice j
a week on an average."
Featherly was vory much amused. After
explaining to Bobby the meaning of the word,
"I suppose you thought it was some kind oi J
a carriage, Bobby?"
"I thought perhaps it might be a bicycle,
but I knew it couldn't bo a carriago, because j
ma says you're too mean to hire-"
"Bobby," interrupted his mother, "will you
have another pieco of pie?"?New York Sun
A Minnesota Sky Scrapor.
It is announced from Minneapolis that a
hotel is to be built in that town which is to
Cave the dining room in the tenth story, the
kitchen in tho eleventh, nnd tho laundry and
servants' quarters in tho twelfth. There is
such abundance of room in Minnesota that it
is surprising that anybody there should want
to run a building up to such a height If the
scheme L not tho result of jealousy concern
ing some shot-tower in St Paul, ono can only
think that tho owner contemplates turning |
tho structure into a grain elevator in case it
is not successful as a hotel?Harpers'
How Stranco ?
Hiss Carolina?Isn't it strango young in an
seem to be getting more bashful every year?
?Fliegende Blac ttor.
Very, Very Inoxperiencod.
"What kept you out so lato last night,
Harryt" asked a thoughtful young wife of
"That confounded night-latch, darling. I
couldn't find the keyholu," hu responded with
"Oh, you poor dear!"' she snid, innocently. I
"I'll have the man come and fix it this very J
It is needless to remark here that she was !
a very young and inexperienced wife indeed.
A Spirit in Limbo.
Materializing Medium?This is the spirit of
Harry Hardup. Does any one recognizo
Medium?Ho doos not seem to kno x you.
Voice?Sufforin Isaacs, nein.. Ho vaa
owing to mo $10.79. Holt 'im vi?Ta I put
some attachment dose angel vings of his on.
! fAEBOTT f SONS,
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AND WHEAT MILLS.
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With adjustable seed board, Beater and
stationary brush improvements, that make
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We offer to the public the very highest
grade of Machinery.
V. C. BADHAM, MANAGER.
BRANCH HOUSE, COLUMBIA, S. C.
1886 Spin anfl Simmer 1
We are now prepared to show our Ssock of
Spring anfl Summer
DRESS GOODS. .
WHITE AND FIGURED LAWNS,
L- v ? CRLNSLED, SEERSUCKERS,
ALSO LACES, EMBROIDERIES AND
We are offering a Bargain in Ladies
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LADIES LINEN COLLARS.
Our STOCK OF SHOES is as complete
as ever, comprising full lines in best makes.
Our stock of Clothing we are selling off
at very low figures to close out.
Prices in all departments low down. A
call solicited. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Branson & Dibble,
ORANGEBURG, S. C.
Corner Russell and Market Streets.
I will now devote my entire at
With an experience of ten
years I am in a posltiou to
know what variety of Lamps
to keep on hand that will suit
any purpose and give entire
satisfaction. When in need
of a Burner that will give
you a large brilliant light
call for "SORENTRUE'S
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? Remember that "FAIR
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Motto, and don't forget that
whatever you may need in the
way of or for a Lamp you
will he sure to get it at
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Jan 21-1 vr
piaaos aai> organs.
I WANT EVERYBODY TO KNOW
that 1 represent seven leading PIANO
AND ORGAN FACTORIES and will sell
at Manufacturer's LOWEST CASH OR
I am prepared to give special induce
ments to long time purchasers.
Any Instrument sent on fifteen days
I will positively save every purchaser
from ?10 to 550. D. N. MARCHANT,
ORANGEBURG, S. C.
At G. II. Cornelson's store.
J W. BOWMAN.
ATTORNEY at law
A Big Boom
ll EW I ORK IJT
We are now prepared to present to the
public the most complete Stock of
SPRING AND SUMMER GOODS,
SPRING AND SUMMER GOODS
Ever opened in the city, and at the lowest
Also a complete line of
MATTINGS, OIL CLOTHS, SHADES,
Wo have just received a full line of
DRESS FABRICS at from 10 to i:> Cents.
Wc have just received a full line of
MUSLINS AND PRINTS at 5 Cents.
Just received 100 pairs of
LADIES' FINE SHOES at from ?1 to ?3.
Just received 100 pairs
LADIES' SL1PPEKS at from ?1 to g2.50.
Just received a fine assortment of
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SOUTH CAROLINA BRANCH OF
THE VALLEY MUTUAL LIFE AS
SOCIATION OF VIRGINIA, COLUM
BIA, S. C, JANUARY 21, 1886.-I have
been appointed State Agent of the Valley
Mutual Life Association of Virginia and
Col. LEE HAGOOD has been appointed
manager. The office of the South Carolina
Department is at Columbia, No. ? Main
street, (under City Hall.)
I will make an active canvass of the
State, and want the assistance of a number
of live men to canvass every county in the
Tin Company was organized eight (8)
years ago by some of the leading business
men of Virginia, with the view of furnish
ing our people with good sound insurance
at the lowest possible cost. Its success has
been unprecedented, and far exceeding
that of any compauy organized in the
South. Its liabilities from its organization
to this date have been fully met, its Reserve
Fund of S108.000 securely invested, with an
actual membership of about 8,000, aggre
gating over ?I5,000,000 of insurance.
Airy communications addressed to^ me
the manager at Columbia will reeelve
WM. M. BOSTICK, Jr.,
Jan 28-lino_State Agent.
Under Times and Democrat Office,
Keeps on hand a line Stock of
Gold and Silver Watches,
Gold and Silver
Headed Canes, &c.
Also, Musical Instruments, such as
Banjos and Guitars,
And all other goods in this line.
STA large assortment of 18 carat Plain
Gold Rings always in stock.
IS^Goods warranted, and prices low.
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This is not a cure all but a Remedy, as
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This preparation has never been known
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