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THE ITCLE-SHOE CTJEVE.
As long as the railroad, for over 100
nules of its course, meekly traversed the
valleys at the foot of the range, the great
mountains, seemingly secure in their
height and majesty, regarded it \vith j
seeming indifference. This changed to
contempt, when, at a certain point, it
turned and faced them; to alarm, when it
began to climb their sides, and to a cer
tain humiliation, when it successfully
surmounted them, and gaily danced off
to the westward.
Just before the daily passenger train .Is
due from the north, there issues from the
engine-house a large and powerful locomo
tive, expressly designed for the heavy
grades ahead- On a certain beautiful
September afternoon, not long ago, it was
in its place, giving signs of life in the
shape of occasional threads of smoke from
the stack, and little puffs of white steam.
In anticipation of the train's arrival, the
station's platform was occupied by a grad
ually increasing line of idle citizens, and,
on the bottom of an overturned gravel car
not far away, were shying Tom Lewis, the
engineer, who was shortly to go out, and
two ofnis "pards??Tom Burke, road mas
ter, and Jack Harris, station agent. '
To understand their conversation, we
should know something about them. Do
you ever realize, gentle reader?as you sit,
magazine or paper in your hand, at the
wide window of the drawing-room car on
the fast express?how completely you are
in the hands of some hard-worked, under
paid men? .Suppose the .grimy fellow in
overalls, sitting in the" "cab" of the great
engine, with his hand on the throttle-1
valve, and his eyes fix id on the line ahead,
Bhould relax his vigilance for a single mo
ment? t 1 onld even stand up to stretch his
cramped limbs? Suppose the official who
is charged with the care of the roadway
should forget one little culvert some Sat
urday night, when his wife and children
are waiting supper for him? Suppose the
tired train-dispatcher, bis headachingand
his eyes dim with hard usage, should make
the least little mistake in the world, and
order the east-bound freight train away
from the sidiug towards which you are
It was a little dull at times in the "new
town," and, if one had no liking for drink
ing and gambling, he might find the even
ings long. Should he stroll, however,
along the adobe buildings of the older set
tlement, he might detect signs of a certain
sociability. From some of the houses
came the tinkling of the rude harp of the
country, and an occasional ripple of laugh
ter; from some doorways there emerged
figures, clad in mantilla and rebozo, and
escorted by rather sorry cavaliers, who
hastened to the aforesaid houses, and at
intervals there wa3 talk of a grand baile
Between the average Mexican who
dwells.under the American flag and the
average American pioneer, there is apt to
be but little affection. There was not a
male inhabitant of the "old town" whom
Tom Lewis regarded with the slightest
complacency; but it was quite different
with little Mariquita,whom he met at Ala
mosa on Christmas Day, and who asked
him to come and see her when she re
turned. To he sure, the acquaintance was
anything hut intimate,' and Mariquita
would never cause Tom to forget a certain
blue-eyed maiden in Denver. But, as be
fore said, it was very dull in the town, and
When he had a "night off," while they
were repairing the big engine, and there
"was a baile the same evening, and Mari
quita asked him to come, of course he went
"?otherwise, this story could not have
"Wa'al, Tom," said the roadmaster, "I
allow yer'd better be mighty keerful. I
ain't a-sayin' the little gal ain't pooty, an'
good, too; but them greasers is a queer
lot I seen that feller Jo3e looking mighty
black when you was a-dancin' with Mari
quita the other night, an' he's part of thet
mean cuss Carlos thet you fired out of the
engine house the other day."
"Thank yer, kindly, old man," said Tom.
"I'll try to take keer of myself, but Mari
quita's a daisy. little gal, ez you say, an'
ez long ez she's wUliu', you bet 1 11 dance
with her in spite of all the greasers from
here down to Sonora. Hello! there's the
train" Ten minutes later he was on his
engine, and had begun the ascent of the
It was anything but dull at Manitou, at
the foot of Ptke's peak, that season. Peo
ple had come thither from all parts of the
country, and, if the "society reporters"
were to be believed, there were more pretty
girls there than ever before. For only
one of them is there room in this brief
tale, and Nellie Stevens needed no "local
indorsement," for she had attracted atten
tion even at Newport. Clifford Stanley
met her there, and forgot everyone else
from that moment. A good fellow was
Clifford; manly, upright, and well-to-do.
He had enjoyed life thoroughly, but he
convinced himself that it would be thence
forth a blank, unless Nellie smiled. He
dropped everything and followed her to
Colorado, as he would have followed her
to the end of the earth.
Had she smiled? Ah! no one knew.
When they came down from Pike's peak
together, a certain gilded youth offered
odds, in the billiard room, that they were
engaged; but he found no one to take him
up, for the simple reason that the bet
could not be decided.
After a while, Manitou began to pall a
little on the -visitors. The great peak had
been climbed; Glen Eyrie and the Garden
of the Gods visited; Cheyenne and Will
iams' canons explored. They sighed for
new worlds to conquer, and planned a trip
to the Grand canon of the Arkansas, and
then to Wagon Wheel gap. Just as they
were to start, adverse fate, in the shape
of a peremptory telegram, called Stanley
to Denver, and sorry enough was he to go.
When his business was finished, it was
too late to follow the party to their ulti
mate destination. Besides, he had written
a long letter to Nellie; as a matter of fact,
he had "put his fate to the touch." Per
haps a little separation might help his
? cause; so he went to a friend's ranch, near
the "old town," arriving a day before that
on which this story opens. He would join
? the party, he thought, as they passed the
station on their return; and as one of the
railway officials was on the train, he
would know when to look out for them.
Next day he strolled about the neigh
borhood. He was restless and uneasy,
and, like most anxious lovers, spent much
time in arguing with himself. Nellie j
could not really prefer that "dude" from
New York to him, he tried to persuade
himself, and yet how could he be secure? !
He was subjecting himself to an ingenious j
course of self-torment, when he met the
three railroad men.
He fell into conversation with them, |
and found a mental tonic in their hearty j
ways and sensible observations; all un
conscious, meanwhile, that the Divinity
which shapes our ends would make them
?casual acquaintances?actors in a drama
of real life, in which he himself would
have a part, and the "st?x" would be (hovr
tvfldly improbahlo bo would have thought
It!) the beautiful girl who might beevea
now on the top of the stage on her way
from Del Norte to Alamosa.
When he parted from his new friends,
before the train from the north arrived, he
left the Mexican village on one side,
climbed a little elevation, and, getting
therefrom a splendid view of tho Spanish
peaks, threw himself on the ground, and
lay there smoking and surveying tho
prospects, just as two villainous-looking
Mexicans approached the base of the low
cliff, and began talking eagerly together.
Suddenly his attention was arrested by
what he overheard of the conversation
below. Fortunate, indeed was it that
he understood Spanish, for the fel
lows were plotting vengeance against
Tom Lewis. He listened eagerly;
they spoke vaguely, but finally agreed to
obtain certain information and meet
again at the same place at 8 o'clock.
Stanley waited until they were offt of
sight, and then descended and walked
towards the "new town." There was an
uncommonly serious expression on his
face, and he said but little to the ac
quaintances whom he met on the streets,
or while submitting to the miseries of
supper at a restaurant called, with savage
irony, "Delmonico of the Mountains."
After it was over, he sat silently smoking:
aud then, after carefully exam
ining the .caps on his revolver and
looking several times at his watch, ho
walked away in the direction from which
he had come.
An hour later he broke in upon Burke
and Harris, sitting in the latter's. room.
Burke caught the expression on his face
in a minute.
"Bet you ten to one, Jack," said he, "be
fore he opens his mouth, that this yere
young "feller's got something serious to
"Well, I should say so," said Stanley.
He told his story rapidly and concisely.
The Mexican scoundrels had, he said, a
grudge against Tom Lewis.
"I told him so." interrupted Burke. It
was Joso and Carlos, an' don't you forgit
it! Wa'al, what Vie devil's work are they
up to now?"
"Only throwing his train off the track
to-morrow morning," said Stanley. Then
he gave all the details of the plan, as dis
cussed in his hearing, and designated the
place which they had selected where they
would draw the spikes from the rail.
The expression of his hearers' faces, as
they listened, boded ill for the future well
fare of the two Mexicans.
"Sort o' rough on Tom," said Harris, "an'
not on him alone. The vice president an'
his party will be on that thar train. The
telegram came half an hour ago. You
asked me to let you Know, an' I was
a-goin' to send word to you, out to the
ranch. Now we'll just?eh! what's the
matter, young feller? Here, drink this."
Stanley had turned deadly pale, and weU
he might, for in that party was Nellie I
He struggled to regain his composure,
and a few works sufficed him to make the
situation clear to the men. Harris rose,
muttering an oath between bis teeth.
"Forewarned is forearmed my boy," said
he. "There's plenty of time. The night
freight eastward is taken off, and there'll
be no train over the curve till Tom's comes
along, an' you bet your life she won't be
thrown off tho track neither; an' them
cussed greasers will wrastle their hash in
?well, just wait and see. Don't say a
word to a soul, and look sharp now, for
we've plenty of work to do."
Jose and Carlos bad conceived, as they
thought, a very satisfactory plan. The
big Americano, otrong-armod and loud
voiced, had brought his fate upon him
self. Had be not dared to pay atten
tions to the sweetheart of one caballero,
and insult another by laying vigorous
hands upon him? Madre de Dios! his
blood should atone. And then, what mat
tered it if ten or twenty Gringos were
sent to perdition at the same time? Ac
cidents will happen, and rails will be
loosened, in spite of all possible vigilance.
No one would be the wiser; and, indeed, if
they concealed themselves near the spot,
there might be a rare chance for plunder.
Yuien sabe? They would be wary and
watch their chance. Tho Gringos some
times carried plenty of money in the cars;
and if the big man with the two revolvers
and the belt full of cartridges, who took
care of it, should bo killed, as he surely
must be, they might secure a fortune,
cross the mountains by paths known to
them, defy pursuit, and live rich and
happy in Sonora or Chihuahua. A pretty
plan, indeed! So, in the gray of the early
morning, before the first rays of the rising
sun had bathed the snowy summit of
the Sierra Bianca in rose-pink, they
climbed the steep aud intricate trail. They
beguiled tho weary way with gleeful talk;
they indulged in roseate visions of the fu
ture; they built grand castles in the air.
Why, pious rascals as they were, when
their revenge was achieved and their fort
unes were made, thoy might even place a
votive offering in some tawdry little adobe
chapel on a Mexican hillside. Little did
they know that, an hour before, three men
had climbed that same path ahead of
them, all strong and brave, all armed to
the teeth; and two of them frontiersmen,
faithful and devoted enough to be cut to
pieces before harm should come to lives
entrusted to their care; and who, too,
hated the greasers with such a righteous
hatred that, in the line of their duty, they
would have looked upon the extemiina
ation of an entire settlement of them with
extreme indifference. Trouble ahead,
Senors Jose and Carlos!
When at last they reached the chosen
spot, and toiled at the spikes with their
rude tools, little, too, did they know that
from a hiding place net far distaut, these
three same men watched their every
Burke, filled with righteous wrath,
showed some impatience.
"Say, Jack," whispered be, "what's the
use of waiting? Let's blow tho d-d
scoundrels" braius out now, and have dono
Karris put his band on bis arm.
"Not for the world," said he, with a
grim smile. "We'll do as the guards did
down at the penitentiary at Canon City
j last month, when the prisoners had put
up a job to dig their way through the wall,
j and some one give 'em way. They let 'cm
enjoy themselves a-working the whole of
every night for three weeks, saying that
exercise was good lor 'em. And then,
when they finished the hole and was crawl
ing through, the}- bagged 'em all as they
came out an' wished 'em good morning.
And blame me if they didn't make 'cm go
to work an' build the wall up again."
bo Jose and Carlos toiled away without
molestation. Finally, in the bright day
light, they succeeded in drawing the last
spike: and they tried the rail. Ah! they
had forgotten the chairs at the ends, which
bound it id its fellows. Jt was half an
hour's hard work more to dispose of these;
and then, at last, the rail lay loose, and a
touch, they said, womtl throw it from its
place. Now to choose a good hiding-place,
by no means too neaE. from which they
could ultimately seo the results of their
diabolical work and descend to enjoy the
fruits. Meaatime, their task had given
them a good appetite for the breakfast of
tortilas and frijoles which they had
brought with them.
Harris, creeping cautiously through the
bush, marked the place they chose. It
was some distance to the southward, s,nd
high on the hill. Then he returned.
"Well," said Burke, as ho approached,
blame me, if for pure cussed deviltry, that
don't just lay over anythiug I ever see in
all my born days."
"It's all right," said Harris, with a
BmUo. "Now, it's our ton. They're just
behind that gray rock you see there, near
the old pinon. Now we'll go to work and
spike that rail again. We can see them if
they hear us and-come down to and out
what's going on. Ycu, my boy?he turned
to Stanley?"go down the other way and
keep a good lookout; but first lend me a
hand with that hammer aix*' bag of
The young fellow started at once.
When he was out of hearing, Harris spoke
"It was better to send him off," said he.
"We don't need him; and it's fitter work
for you and me than for a youngster like
The two men examined the caps of their
Winchester rifles, placed the weapons
against the rock within easy reach, and
began their work. Being experts and hav
ing proper tools, they made speedy prog
Meantime, Jose and ( *oh finished their
breakfast, took each a 1 . poll at a flask
of aguardiente, and ughted their pipes.
What with unwontedly early rising and
novel labor, they were a little drowsy,
and only the finishing blows of the heavy
hammer, ?wielded with extra force by
Harris' stalwart arms, attracted their at
tention and aroused them. They stepped
from their hiding-place. In an instant
Harris saw them.
"Get under cover, quick there, Tom,"
said he, "so they'll think there is only one
? "One, indeed, was all the scoundrels saw
as they crept down the slope. They were
almost overwhelmed with mingled aston
ishment and rage. Were their plans thus
to miscarry? Never, while they were two
to one, and that one did not 6ee them, and
their knives were sharp. So on they
stealthily crept. They were just on the
edge of a steep descent, when they saw
their expected victim drop his hammer.
In another second he was erect and facing
them; and another man was with him,
and both had their rifles to their shoul
ders, and their fingers on the trigger.
"Throw up your hands, you d-d
greasers!" shouted Harris. The Mexicans
had stopped for a moment, but they had
the animal courage of desperadoes, and
they whipped out their revolvers. Before
they could raise them the two Winchesters
cracked as one, and Jose and Carlos fell
over the precipice and down hundreds and
hundreds of feet. Stanley, hearing the
reports, ran to join his companions.
Harris briefly explained the situation to
"Your head's level, mybpy,"said he,
"and I allow you don't need to be told to
keep mighty dark about this thing. Tom
and I will see the sheriff this afternoon
Of course, it will come out pretty soon;
but it -wouldn't do to let the boys know
now, for they'd clean out that old outfit of
adobe shanties in about five minutes.
Now, we'll gather up these things and go
down below the curve; and when Tom
Lewis comes along, we'll signal him and
get on the train"
So they did; Harris and Burke climbed
vu tue cii&iuo ?LW nie tram, alter sweep
ing safely round the curve, came to a
stop. Stanley had some difficulty in con
trolling himself and appearing at his ease
as he entered the passenger car; but there
came to him a speedy distraction. Pretty
Miss Nelly, who had been looking out of
the window, turned to see him standing by
her, and the least confident of lovers could
hardly have mistaken the expression in
Stanley took his seat by her.
"Did you receive my letter at Alamosa?"
With heigthened color she said: "Yes,"
then turned and looked out of the win
He shuddered again, as he sat gazing at
her, and thought what, might have been
her fate but a few moments before. Soon
she once more turned to him.
"I don't think much of that Mule-Shoe
curve, which you told me was grand and
awe-inspiring," she said. "When we as
cended it was dark; and when we came
down, just now, I am sure I did not notice
anything in particular. But then," she
added, with a pretty blush. "I suppose I
was thinking of somebody?I mean, some
thing else."?A. A. Hayes in Belgravia.
Loveliest Summer Resort on Earth.
The loveliest summer resort on earth
is probably the plateau of Newera Ella,
the "King's Summit," as the natives call
it, in the highlands of southern Ceylon.
Like the seat of the Olympian gods, it is
above all earthly troubles. On "Ceylon's
isle," it would be a mistake to suppose
with the 'old hymn that "man alone is
vile." In the lowlands there are not only
scorpions, lamia ticks, venomous snakes,
and thirty or forty varieties of mosquitoes,
but laudleeches, hastening through the
grass with a cloth-measure movement?an
alternate contraction and extension of
their anatony. They introduce themselves
in the lower garments of persons trespass
ing on their native jungles, and extract
toll at the rate of an ounce of blood
But neither leech nor lamia ever visits
the heights of the King's Summit. An
elevation of nearly 0,0(HJ feet so fully in
sures the plateau against the peril of
climatic diseases that the recovery of low
land refugees generally dates from the
second day of their arrival. The climate
is that of a perpetual May?light showers
now and then, but generally cool morn
ings and sunny afternoons, even in
August, when the monsoon clouds brood
over the coast plain and vent their electric
wrath in thunder-claps resembling the
crash of a volcanic explosion.?Dr. Felix
A Method of Pneumatic Lighting.
A new method uf lighting, called the
pneumatic system, has been described by
a Frenchman, M. Bender. He employes
the fatty residues obtained from the recti
fication of crude mineral oils, through
which he passes a current of air. The air
takes up a definite quantity of this hydro
carbon, and the flame produced is very
brilliant, giving off no smoke. Cheapness
and immunity from explosions are ad
vantages claimed.?Arkansaw Traveler.
The Greek Letter College Societies.
Judge Tourgee is getting up a nationtl
convention of members of tlfeGreek letter
college societies, to be held at Chautau
qua in August, "to spread knowledge uud
promote the favor c? Greek letter so
Mr. Parnell has two sets of secretaries
one set to work at night.
A Portrait at the Exhibition.
She wsars a great big bonnet
With a bunch of roses on it,
And 'tis tied beneath her chin
In a bow;
Altho' she looks so 6hy,
I sometimes catch-her eye,
As the restless crowd pass slowly
To and fro.
Now, do you think she'd care.
If somo day I should dara
To speak to her, and ask her
What's her name?
Alas! tho' fair, she's mute,
She'd never he?! my suit?
For she's nothing but'a picturo
In a fram.'. ?Life.
Dtr VIstles on der Fonts.
Ven I landts in Castle Garden,
About finuf years ago.
It vas shtriko me mine attention
"Ven I hear dose shteamboats blow,
Mit hoo hoo here unt hoo boo dero,
. From efery ding dot floats,
Unt I finds der loudest vistles
On dor fery smallest poata.
Py chhniny crash us! aind dot so
All ofer dis crate landfc,
Und all der shmnllest funerals
?ust hafe der piggest bandt?
Der shmallest shtoro der piggest sign;
Dose dudes der finest coats!
Und yos find dot most all vistle
On some fery shmall tugpoats.
Ton notice dot dose grosser ships
*Aind been got mouch to say;
But all dose kleine Ieedle poat s
.Yoost climbs righd out der vay.
Dot noise dond count ven drouplo com?
Unt, poys, yoost shplit your .troat,
Dot vistle makes no dee fron ce, poys,
Ui you lose your Ieedle poat
?Wilhelm Strauss, in Judge.
Hey, -what yer running for?
Fur ter keep up de circulation ob .dab
Well, what's the chickens running for?
For ter boar false witness agin me, I sup
The Protected Cow.
0 cow, where'er you browse for food,
Assume a bolder attitude,
And turn thy meek and dreamy eye
Triumphantly to azure sky!
At buxom moid switch not thy tail,
]^In short, by action dlg&ifwj.
Display to man thy proper pride.
Groz3 on, 0 cow, and chew and dream!
The milk you give will give its cream;
The cream be given to tho churn
Which gives the butter in its turn.
To market will the butter go
In goldeu balls, in tier and row;
No oil, nor grease, called butterine,
Shall in thy borrowed garb be seen.
Feed on, 0 cow, in sunshine bask,
Thou hast protection in thy task;
And artful man shall not compete
With thee. Thy victory is complete 1
Couldn't See Hl? Faults.
He was a most emphatic, wilful, stiff-necked,
systematic, mental, spiritual, erratic
and a most degraded creature;
He was given to frivolity nnd most un
seemly jollity, and had no] singlo
quality as a redeeming feature. o
Ho was full of injudiciousncss and insolent
officiousness, and countless kinds of
viclousuess deformed his reputation.
A sapless imbecility, a lack of strong virility,
a monstrous incivility and moral ob
Yet his steps were all attended, all his
freaks and whims defended by a ret
inue of splendid, rapt extravagant
For this vicious, mediocre, cracked, iras
cible old croaker was a rich- and
bonded broker aud was worth a mil
?S. W. Foss in Lynn Union.
The Man Vfho Advertlaes.
He's just a bit ecstatic, but not a whit
rheumatic, and he does it up emphatic
when hi sen.ls a business "ad."
And he cuts a knowing caper, saying: "Put
it in the paper, at top of highest col
umn, if you want to mako me glad.
Start it with your biggest letter, set it up a
little bettor, than that other feller'd
ad. across the way.
I want it fixed up nice at the cheapest kind
of price?I'm going to see if advertis
ing doesn't pay."
Then the paper man sits down and scratches
on his crown, and hits his scalp a fear
ful kind of thud;
He's thinking as he's winking: "Were col
umns made all top my business -
could drop, b2 fat and sleek and rich
as any mud"
?S. W. Foss in Lynn Union.
He Called nnd It Came.
He sweetly played his soft guitar
The dearest one to him by far?
A little maid.
Above his head a witching star
In cloud rifts played.
Ho sang a son:j neVr heard before,
In accents mild:
Hi* notes a tender cadence bore?
There were some neighbors lived next door;
And they were will.
Tlie cold moon "nenth a cloud had lied,
Sc '.'.ark and thick:
"Oh, come," he sang, "and wo will wed;
Corn'.1 lo mo quick!"
And tbe? cunc and -truck his head;
l! was a brick! ?Tid Bits.
Not; Worth J?ngling Over.
No moD^'io uas ever eaten salt mackerel
at n LojH^k !:.'?.;-?-.vi:: ever tight for the
MahiM BKl?.Mil'-.uuk?-.- Journal
11886 (P TT pORNELSON. 188/?
188G VjT. XI. L/ORNELSON. 188V)
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very conclusively that our GOODS are
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CLOSE, or they would not be
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STOCK OF DRESS GOODC
TOCK OF DRESS GOOD?
With TRIMMINGS to match in this mar
It is useless to call over the different
kinds. A visit to
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ORNELSON'S MAMMOTH STORXlrf j
will prove the assertion.
THE NOTION DEPARTMENT
Is complete and we defy any house in the
State to undersell us.
PARASOLS, &c, &c.,
Are specialties with us.
It is an established fact that CORNEL
SON'S is the place to buy your SHOES as
he keeps the largest Stock to select from.
Among them you will find the celebrated
Zeigler's Fine Shoes
For Ladies, Misses, Children and Boys, j
Other Makes for Ladies.
He also keeps BANNISTER, and TAY-1
LOR and CARE'S, CELEBRATED
HAND SEWED AND MACHINE SHOES
for gcuts in any style. He warrants every
pair or money refunded. In fact every
pair that leaves his Store, matters not of
whose make, as we only deal with fust j
class houses, who are willing to stand by us.
We lead in
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We have a large and fresh stock of the
latest Styles and Patterns, all of which
were selected with care. If you need any
thing like Clothing, along with the prettiest
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Remember CORNELSON is head quar
ters for FURNITURE.
If you want HARDWARE, remember
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where you can supply every need and
The best FLOUR, BACON, LAUD.
CANNED GOODS, SUGARS, HAMS,
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terners as they should be.
&E0. H. CORNILSON.
IS SOW OFFERING UNUSUAL AT
TRACTIONS AND GENUINE
BARGAINS FOR SPRING
AND SUMMER WEAR.
DRESS AMD WHITE GOODS.
We display p. grand collection of New
and Seasonable Styles at prices lower than
in very large variety, and unequalled bar
gains are guaranteed.
in all the newest designs at prices that defy
In all the latest Styles, at lowest prices
MATTINGS! MATTINGS! MATTINGS !
In White, Red, Cheek and Fancies at very
WINDOW CURTAINS, LACE CUR
TAINS, RUGS, &G,
in large asssortments
Call and see our large NEW STOCK.
The prices arc light and we solicit your
OKKICE OF COMrTIiOLEER GENERAL. /
COEUMniA.-S. C. April 1, 188G. )
? CERTIFY, THAT Bl LL&SCO
JL VILL, of Orangeburg, Agents of the
Citizens and Hanover Fire Insurance Com
panies incorporated by the State of New
York; of the Hartford Fire Insurance Com
pany, incorporated by the State of Connec
ticut; ami the Springfield Fire aud Marine.
Insurance Company incorporated by the
State of Massachusetts, have complied" with
the requisitions of the Act of the General
Assembly entitled "An Act to regulate
Agencies of Insurance Companies not incor
porated in the State of South Carolina,"
and I hereby license the said Messrs. BULL
& SCOVILL Agents aforesaid, to take risks
and transact all business of Insurance in ?
this State, in the County of Orangebufg,
for and in behalf of said Companies. Ex
pires March 31st. 1887.
W. E. STONE Y,
April b'-.'iino. _
"lTii::r::iT c:::?::t::t muss:;
."New l>4-pa vtuve Bn JiavaI Stores!
W. J. Keenan
h as established a3? cffice a'i
COLUMBIA.S. < ..
For the piiiehase ??f Kosin aud Spirits*
Turpentine. Shipments to be made to
Clirtrlestoti sv?d Hills Lading to f>'um
iiia. Produce sold ?'??! half Commissions
and cash return-, on date ??? arrival a:
Charleston regardless of state of the mar
ket, i receive 90 per cent of the product
ufFiichlarid > . '. Lexington Counties and
I refer to any large producer in these coun
tses or anv Bank in Columbia. Address.
W. J. KEENAN
P. O. Rex 42. COLUMBIA, S. C
April s-:;mo, _
HAMILTON S L\SIKA.\CE AGEXCY
Executive Deiwhtmext. )
Office ok Comituoele^Gexekae, /
Columbia, s. c, April l. isso.)
Jcertify that Mr. John A. Hamilton, OJ
Oranecburg, S. C, Agent of the NORTH
BRITISH and MERCANTILE, QUEEN
Insurance Companies of North America,
WESTERN ASSURANCE, FACTOR's and
TRADER's. PE1CAN and home INSUR
ANCE COMPANIES, has complied
with the requistitions of the Act of the
General Assembly entitled An Act to regu
late the Agencies' ? iti-ur.u:<v C-.mp.i
not incorporated in the State of South Caro
lina, and I hcivl.v license the said JOHN
A. HAMILTON A'-'enl aforesaid, to take
risksvuitd liausa tail business ul iusiiiaace
in this State in the County ?i Or.u.geburg
for aud in l>..)i.i,i ..; -,i?; C.nuoames. Ex
pires Mate-.; .d--, :>.?:. vr. e. stoney,
i omptroii ? <;> n i ti.
/ \NK saw mill i .'I.TITT i ?M
* * |i!ete a id in imdi . ?../. . i hie
TIIlR'n Ii" ?JLKI.\ ??... twen
TV-KiVK !l< USE ENGINE One saw
MILL with iect Carnage. Ais?, all
Tools neceasai'v, i.a> been u?cd oil!v one
war. Also, one new I'd HOUSE a'MES
Upright roller, one seven dorse
ENGINE. Apph to