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TEE MULE-SHOE CURVE.
As long as the railroad, for over 100
l?Sle? 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 with
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 successfrdly
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 faraway, were sitting Tom Lewis, the
engineer, who was abbrtly: to go oat, and
two of bis "pards??Tom. Burke, road mas
ter, and Jack Harris, station agent. '
To understand their conversation, we
should know something about them. Do
you aver realize, gentle reader?as you sit.
magazine or paper in your band, at the
wide window of the drawing-room car on
the.iast express?bow 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
valve, and his eyes fix id on the line ahead,
should relax his vigilance for a single mo
men'.?: l-.ould even stand up to stretch bis
cramped ihubs? 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 waitiug supper for him? Suppose the
tired train-dispatcher, hi9 bead aching and
bis eyes dim with hard usage, should make
the least little mistake in the world, and
order the east-bound freight train away
fiom the siding towards which you are
It was a little dull at times in the "new
town," and, if one bad no liking fcfr drink
ing and gambling, he might find the even
ings long. Should he etroU, however,
along the adobe buildings of the older set
tlement, be might detect signs of a certain
sociability. From some of the bouses
came the tinkling of the rude harp of the
country, and an occasional ripple of laugh
ter; from somo doorways there- emerged
figures, clad in raantilia and rebozo, and
escorted by rather sorry cavaliers, who
hastened to the aforesaid bouses, and at
intervals there was 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 Marlquita,wbom be met at Ala
inosa on Christmas Day, and who asked
him to come and see her when she re
turned. To be sure, the acquaintance was
anything but intimate,' and Mariquita
would never cause Tom to forget a certain
blue-eyed maiden in Denver. But, as be
fore Baid, it was very dull in the town, and
when be bad 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 Jose looking mighty
black when you was a-dancin' with Mari
quita the other night, an' he's part of tbet
mean cuss Carlos tbet you fired out of the
engine bouse 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 willin', you bet Til dance
with her in spite of all the greasers from
here down to Sonora. Hello! there's the
train." Ten minutes later be was on bis
engine, and had begun the ascent of the
It was anything but dull at Manitou, at
the foot of Pike'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 gUded 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
bttle 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 atrip
to the Grand canon of the Arkansas, and
then to Wagon Wheel gap. Just at- 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, be 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 bis
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 tho
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
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
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 I
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 '?stir'* would be (how
wildly improbable he would have thought
It!) the beautiful girl who might be eve a
now on the top or the stage on her way
from Del Norto to Alamosa.
When be parted from his new friends,
before the train from the north arrived, ho
left the Mexican village ou one side,
climbed a little elevation, aud, getting
therefrom a splendid view of the Spanish
peaks, threw himself on the ground, and
lay there smoking and surveying the
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 be 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 otk 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, "Delnionico of the Mountains."
After it was over, be sat silently smoking:
and then, after carefully exam
ining the .caps on bis revolver and
looking several times at bis watch, be
walked away in the direction from which
be bad 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 bis 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 eo." interrupted Burke. It
was Joso and Carlos, an' don't you forgit
it! Wa'al, what 4iie devil's work are they
up to now?"
"Only throwiug his train off the track
to-morrow morning," said Stauley. Then
he gave all the details of the plan, as dis
cussed in his hearing, and designated tho
place which they bad 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?eb! what's the
matter, young feller? Here, drink this."
Stanley had turned deadly pale, and well
be 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 bo
thrown off the trftck 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."
Joso and Carlos had conceived, as they
thought, a very satisfactory plan. The
big Americano, strong-armed and loud
voiced, had brought his fate upon him
self. Had he not dared to pay atten
tions to the sweetheart of one caballero,
and insult another by laying vigorous
bands upon bim? Madie de Dios! bis
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. The 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 be 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 and intricate trail. They
beguiled the 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, they 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 fumed to
the teeth; and two ot them frontiersmen,
faithful aud devoted enough to be cut to
pieces before harm should come to lives
entrusted to their care; and who, too,
bated the greasers with such a righteous
hatred that, in the line of their duty, they
would have looked upon the extermina
ation of an entire settlement of them with
extreme indifference. Trouble ahead,
Senors Jose and Carlos!
When at lost they reached the chosen
spot, and toiled at the spikes with their
rude tools, little, too, did they know that
from a hiding place not far distant, these
three same men watched their every
Burke, filled with righteous wrath,
showed some Impatience.
"Say, Jock," whispered he, "what's the
use of waiting? Let's blow tho d-d
scoundrels' brains out now, and have done
Karris put his hand on his 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
last month, when the prisoners had put
up a job to dig their way through the wall,
and some one give 'em way. They let 'em
enjoy themselves a-working the whole of
every night for three weeks, saying that
i exercise was good for 'em. And then,
[ when they finished the hole and was crawl
j ing through, they bagged 'em all as they
I came out au' wished 'ein good morning.
And blame me if they didn't make 'em go
to work an' build the wall up again."
So 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 I
bound it tu its fellows. It was half an
hour's hard work more to dispose of these;
nnd then, at last, the rail lay loose, aud a
touch, they said, wonftl throw it from its
place. Now to choose a good hiding-place,
by no means too neat from which they
could ultimately see the results of their
diabolical work and descend to enjoy tha
Craita. Meantime, 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, and
h-gh 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 anything I ever see in
all my born days."
"It's all right," said Harris, with a
smile. "Now, it's our turn. They're just
behind that gray rock you see there, near
the old pinon. Now we'U go to work and
spike that rail again. We can see them if
they hear us and-come down to find out
what's going on. You, my boy?he turned
to Stanley?"go down the other way and
keep a good lookout; but first lend mo a
hand with that hammer and 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 Carlos finished their
breakfast, took each a long pull at a flask
of aguardiente, and lighted 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
tD one, aud that one did not see them, and
their knives w<..a 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, my boy," said he,
cand 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'U signal him and
get on the train."
So they did; Harris and Burke clini.oed
uii tue"eiigtixe w.licu me train, alter sweep
ing safely round the curve, came to r
stop. Stanley had some difficulty in con
troUing himself and appearing at his ease
as he entered the passenger car; but there
came to him a speedy distraction. Pretty
Miss NeUy, 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
ahe once more turned to him.
"I don't think much of that Mule-Shoe
ourve, 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 ItcMOrt on Earth.
The loveliest summer resort on earth
is probably the plateau of Newera EUa,
the '-Kind'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
I isle," it would be a mistake to suppose
I with the "old hymn that "man alone is
vile." In the lowlands there ure not only
scorpions, lamia tir-ks, venomous snakes,
! and thirty or forty varieties of mosquitoes,
but landleeches, hastening through the
gross with a cloth-measure movement?an
alternate contraction and extension of
their auatony. They introduce themselves
in the lower garments of persons trespass
ing on then: 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 fi,0(K) feet so fully in
sures the plateau against the peril of
climutic diseases that the recovery of low
land refugees generally dates from the
second day of their arrivah The climate
is that of a perpetual May?light showers
now and then, but generally cool morn
iugs 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 of lighting, c;dled the
pneumatic system, has been described by
a Frenchman, M. Bender. He employes
the fatty residues obtained from the recti
fication vi crude mineral oils, through
which he passes a current of air. The air
Ulkus up a definite quantity uf this hydro
carbon, and the flame produced is very
brilliant, giving oil no smoke. Cheapness
and immunity from explosions are ad
vantages claimed.?Arkansaw Traveler.
The Greek Letter College Societies.
Judge Tourgee is getting up a national
convention of members of tlfo Greek letter
eollege societies, to be held at Chautau
qua in August, "to spread knowledge and
promote the favor of Greek letter so
Mr. Parnell has two sets of secretaries
one set to work at night.
A Portrait at the Exhibition.
She wears a great big bonnet
With a bunch of roses on it,
And 'tis tied beneath her chin
In a bow;
Altho1 she looks so shy,
I sometimes catch her eye,
As the restless crowd pass slowly
To and fro.
Now, do you think she'd care
If sonn day I should dare "
To speak to her, and ask her
What's her name?
Alas! tho' fair, she's mute,
She'd never he?.l my 6uit?
For she's nothing but a picture
In a fram.'. ?Lifa.
Der Visties on der Poats.
Ven I landts in Castle Garden,
About finuf 3-ears ago.
It vos shtrike me mine attention
Ven I hear dose shteamboata blow,
Mit hoo hoo here unt hoo hoo dere,
. From efery dtng dot floats,
Unt I finds der loudest vistles
On der fery smallest poats.
Py chtminy crash us! alnd dot so
All ofer dis crate landt,
Und all der shmallest funerals
Must hafe der piggest bandt?
Der shmallest shtore der piggest sign;
Dose dudes der finest coats?
Und you find dot most all vistle
On some fery shmall tugpoats,
Ton notice dot dose grosser ships
?Aind been got mouch to say;
Eat all dose klein? Ieedle poats
Yoost climbs righd out der yay.
Dot noise dond count ven drouplo comot
Unt, poys, yoost shplit your .troat,
Dot vistle makes no dee fron ce, poys,
Uf you lose your leedle poat
?Wilhelm Strauss, in Judge,
Hey, what yerrunning for?
Fur ter keep up de circulation ob dan
Well, what's the chickens running for?
Fur ter boar false witness agin me, I sup
The Protected Cow.
O cow, where'er you browse for food,
Assume a bolder attitude,
And turn thy meek and dreamy eye
Triumphantly to azure sky I
At buxom maid switch not thy tail,
~3P!n short, actioSdlgniflnd,
Display toyman tttjproper pride.
Graz3 on, 0 cow-, and chew and dreaml
The milk you give will give its cream;
The cream be given to the churn
Which gives the butter in its turn.
To market will the butter go
In golden balls, in tier and row;
No oik nor grease, called butterine,
Shall in thy borrowed garb be seen.
Feed on, O cow, in sunshine bosk,
Thou hast protection In thy task;
And artful man shall not compete
With thee. Thy victory is complete I
Couldn't See His 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. ?
Ho was full of injudiciousncss and insolent
officiousness, and countless kinds of
viciousness 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 und 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 and was worth a mil
?S. W. Foss in Ljnn Union.
Tho Mun Who Advertises.
He's just a bit ecstatic, but not a whit
rheumatic, and he does it up emphatic
when hi sen .Is a Lusiness "ad."
And he cuts a knowing caper, faying: "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 better, 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 tho 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 I
could drop, bs fat and sleek and rich
as any mud."
?S. W. Foss in Lynn Union.
He Called and It Came.
He sweetly played his soft guitar
The dearest one to him by far?
A litt!o maid.
Above his head a witching star
In cloud rifts pl.iycl.
He sang a song ne'er heard before,
In accents mild:
His notes a tender cadence bore?
There were some neighbors lived next door;
And they were wil'..
The cold moon 'rwath a eload had tied,
S-. -lark and thick:
"Oh, come," he sang, "and wo will wed;
Corny to me quick!"
And then jr. cune and -truck Li's head;
l! wju> :i brick! ?Tid Hits.
Not Worth Jangling Over.
No m^Aho uas ever eaten salt mackerel
at n U>J^^!:will ever light for the
i SSO TT pORNELSON. 18S/?
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CLOSE, or they would not be
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You will find the prettiest and best selected
STOCK OF DRESS GOODC*
TOCK OF DRESS GOODU
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 STORJLl/
will prove the assertion.
THE NOTION DEPARTMENT
Is complete and we defy any house in the
State to undersell us.
PARASOLS, &c, &c.,
Are specialt ies 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.
Other Makes for Ladies.
He also keeps BANNISTER, and TAY
LOR and CARR'S, CELEBRATED
HAND SEWED AND MACHINE SHOES
for gents 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 first
class houses, who are willing to stand by us.
We lead in
THE CLOTHING BUSINESS^
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
Stuck of HATS ever brought here. Call
at CORNELSON'S and you will never re
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Such as Neckwear, Jewelry, Collars,
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"Pearl Shirt," are leaders at CORNEL
Remember CORNELSON is head quar
ters for FURNITURE.
it you wa::t HARDWARE, remember
at CORNELSON'S is the only place in town
where you can supply every need and
The best FLOUR, BACON, LAUD,
CANNED GOODS, SUGARS, HAMS,
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and everything in the Grocery line [t
Charleston quotations, can be had at COR
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is Wurth looking at.
It you need anything in HARNESS "i
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1 guarantee every sale made. I only em
ploy first class men. who will serve my cus
tomers as they should be.
&E0. H. CORNELSON.
a UEODOKE JLVuiJiN
IS NOW OFFERING LNUSLAL AT
TRACTIONS AND GENUINE
BARGAINS FOR SPRING
AND SUMMER WEAR.
DRESS AND WHITE GOODS.
We display a grand collection of New
j 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
JERSEYS! JERSEYS !!
in all the latest Styles, at lowest prices.
j MATTINGS: MATTINGS! MATTINGS !
In White, Red, Check and Fancies at very
WINDOW CURTAINS, LACE CUR
TAINS, RUGS, &C,
in large asssortments
Call and see our large' NEW STOCK.
The prices are light and we solicit your
Office of CoMrTitOLLEn Gexeual. \
COLUMBIA..S. C. April 1, 138G. )
? CERTIFY, THAT Bl LL&SCO
J. 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; and 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 SLate 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 Oraugcbufg,
for and in behalf of said Companies. Ex
pires March 31st, 1887.
W. E. STONE Y,
ATTEi'TIIv* C7-7Z1""1'I 7-.Z.Y.7.7.Z'.
."New Departure InZYaval Stores!
W. J. Keenan .
HAS ESTAULlsHED AN OFFICE A'i
COLUMRIA.S. < ..
For the pureluise "i Kosln and S/;iiits
Turpentiue. Shipments to be made to
! Charleston and Ullis Lading to Colum
bia. Produce sold foi half Commissions
and cash returns on date of arrival at
Charleston regardlesso? statool the mar
I ket. i receive ?0 per cent of the product
oi Richlaii I .v.-1 r.exb.igioii C< unties ami
j refer to any large producer in those coun
tses or anv Ban!: in Columbia. Address.
W. J. KEENAN;
P. O. Box 4J. COLUMBIA, S. C
; _ April 8-?nio, _ _
HAMILTONS L\Sl?A.\CE AGENCY
Executive Decakt.mem. )
< iffice of Comi'tiioelei: Geneual, /
Columbia, s. c, April i. inaa.;
Jcertify that Mr. John A. Utiniiltcn, ol
Orangcbuig, S. (.'., Agent of the NORTH
BRITISH and MERCANTILE, QUEEN
Insurance Companies of North America,
WESTERN ASSURANCE, FACTOR'S and
TRADER'S. PEiCAN ami HOME INSUR
ANCE COMPANIES, has complied
with the requisitions of the Act of the
General Assembly entitled An Act to regu
late the Agencies <?; Insurance Companies
not incorporated in the State of South Caro
lina, and I heivbv license the said JOHN
A. HAMILTON Atronl aforesaid, hi take
iisksstnd tiai.sac: ail easiness ui itisuiaace
in this State in the Count j ?I Oivuigeburg
for and in t? ha, said C.iiiioanie.s. Ex
pires March W. E, STONEY,
i 'omptroll rGcm ral.
/ \NF. SAW M ILL ULTFFT ( UM
> * piete and in (lenVct onli .??./.. Out'
iinwn ii"i;>L ia >jlkr. ? m. v.\ "n
TV-KIVE 11? i:." K EN GIN K ' >ne S ? W
MILL wiin i ?? ; i amagi . Ais .. all
fools neceaiai'v, been used oni\ one
vear. Also. on'. NEW l? HOUSE A'MES
UPRIGHT BOILER, one SEVEN i! ORSE
ENGINE. Apph to
May 27-SUMS. CEO. II. CORNELSON.