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Dear, forgive me that I falter?
I am weak,
For the word I fain would speak,
But a vow before God's altar
Naught may break,?
Listen, then, for love's sweet sake?
We could wali. in pleasant weather
Side by side,
Each with each other satisfied;
"We could keep our step together
In the sun
Love is easily begun.
Could we through life's many morrows,
Clasp the glad hands, defying fate;
Tender, true, through joys and sorrows,
By the storm, th9 chill, the shade?
Strange, long, varying years together
One by one
Must the golden life sands run;
Dear, forgive I but tell me whether
Love would lend
Strength and solace to the end!
?George A. Peck in Good Housekeeping.
Ignorance of an Elevator Man.
I have heard a great many stories about
the ignorance of the city farmer and ol
the men who deal in a quarter of a mill
ion of (wind) wheat as if they were toss
ing a silver, dollar, but I never believed
half of them until, the other day. There
was some little trouble about some gr?bt,
in grading it, and several of the .city
farmers called at the elevator to act as a
higher court and decide between the con
tending parties. When they got through
I took them through the elevator, as they
wanted to see how. the grain; looked, and
decide for themselves, whether, it was-in
good condition. "Wo struck a bin of very
nice looking rye.
One of them picked up a handful, and,
raising the hand, allowed it to run back
slowly into the other one. Then he re
versed it, and ran it back again. I sup
posed he was forming a learned opinion
as to the quality. It was reaUy very fine.
Finally he asked what that was. Another
of the party replied that it was a new
kind of wheat raised in a foreign country,
and just being tried here. I told them
they were wrong; that it was rye. Both of
them looked at me. "Rye?" said the first
one; "I thought the only kind of rye was
that which you poured out of a bottle."?
Doing Fairly "Well, Considering.
First Anglomaniac ? Aw?this ? aw ?
looks to be a vewy fair pickshaw.
Second Anglomaniac (adjusting bis eye
glass)?Yass, vewy fine effect, I must say;
wemarkably fine perspective.
First A.?Just so, and a weather fair
blending of color in the foreground. Who
Is the author, I wonder?
They examine the picture aid are
forced to the painful conclusion that the
author is an American. It is a bituer pill
to swaUow, but they have praised the pic
ture and can not consistently recall their
compliments. But suddenly No. 2 bright
? ens up and says:
"Hot ChoUy, me boy, look hera The sub
ject is English, you know."
"Think so, me boy? Ba Jawve, I believe
you are right That accounts for its ex
"Certainly. The inspiration of the sub
ject is responsible for the superiowity of
"Still some of our Amerwican painters
are doingiairlr welL?L____;
"Fairly, fairly. They are getting along
by degwees, me boy, getting along by deg
wees. Come let's toddle.?Exchange. ?
The Chinese Minister at Washington.
The new Chinese minister is delightful
socially, with hospital nature and a tine
vein of humor. He is much younger and
more able-bodied than his predecessor, and
is mifldng good headway in-his "duty
caBs." His interpreter rides outside with
the driver, carrying in his hand large par
allelograms of red paper, with cabalistic
letters marked upon them in black, the
minister's visiting cards. He must make
first calls upon the cabinet, the senators,
the supreme justices, the older foreign
ministers and the members of the house
committee on foreign affairs. When his
calls are returned he opens very choice
champagne, but drinks none himself; he
also treats his guests to delicious native
tea He is stout but not ungainly in fig
ure, and wears native robes and a pig-tail
The Japanese minister, on the contrary,
always conforms to American dress, has
one wife and brings her with him; and
She is very sure to be dainty, polite and a
favorite.?Buffalo Commercial Advertiser.
The Number of Cannibals.
The cannibals in the world may be num
bered by millions. Probably a third of
the natives of the country where I am now
writing (New Guinea) are cannibals; so
are about two-thirds of the occupants of
the New-Hebrides, and the same propor
tion of the Solomon Islanders. All the na
tives of tho Santa group, Admiralties,
Hermits, Lonisiade, Engineer, D'Entre
casteanx groups are cannibals; and even
some well authenticated cases have oc
curred among the "black felloW?" of
northern Australia. I do not know that
the fact of a native being u cannibal
makes him a greater savage. Some of the
most treacherous savages on this coast are
undoubtedly not cannibals, while most of
the Louisiade cannibals are a mild-tem
pered, pleasant set of men.?Romllly.
Aluminium Bronze for Cartridges.
For cartridges it is suggested that sheet
aluminium bronze will prove to be un- J
rivaled by any composition now known,
for it is the/only cheap metal not affected
chemicaUy by gunpowder, and that in
torn does not deteriorate the gunpowder
when stored for a period of years. Alum
inium bronze is likewise most admirably
adapted, on account of its enormous tenac
ity and stiffness and resistance to aU forms i
of corrosion, for torpedo-boat cylinders !
and steam boilers, seamless tubes, stay j
bolts, and particularly rivets.?Chicago !
After Eating a Great Variety.
Never have a great variety at one meal,
but make the variety from one meal to
.the next. Did you ever stop to think
what a conglomerated mass your stom
ach contained after eating a great variety
at one meal? If not, just imagino all you
have eaten and drank mixed up in a bowl,
and then ask yourself the question
whether it is any wonder that people
have dyspepsia. ?Western Health Jour
A Policy on the Queen's Life.
A policy of $0,000 on the life of the queen
with bonuses of $1,905, and an annual
premium of $120.25, was lately offered for
sale at; a London auction mar:, but at
tracted no bidders.
A New York caterer has just received a
set of molds for producing all the "Mi
kado" charaters in ice-cream.
TRAVELERS TS CHINA.
LOOKING OUT FOR ROUTES FOR A
Unwelcome Attentions from a Curious
Crowd of Men anil Boys?Politeness of
the Governor General?An Apology for
the Persistent Intruders.
We had sent Wang Fuyeh with our
passports to the governor general's
Yanien, with instructions to say, if agree
able to him. we should (-11 and pay our
respects, and so far as might be necessary
explain the object of our traveling in that
part of Honan. We had already been in
formed by a young mandarin connected
with the Yamen who had crossed the river
?with us, that the. governor general was
only temporarily holding the office, that
he was not well, and that a new governor
general was expected soon, hence we
anticipated that it might not be con
venient for him to receive us, and in
structed Wang Fuyeh to say, in that,case, j
that we'ware examining.the Yel&w 3r^er
and its embankments, and would like to
have passports into the jjrovince of Shan
tung, together jritfra gaard of policemen
or soldiers to protect our inn and relieve
us of the. ..unwelcome attentions of the
crowd of men and boys who were gather
ing there:,'j 1 ? .
During the absence of our messenger
they continued to collect in the outer
court, which was now densely packed, and
to press upon the inner gateway. Finally,1
through the persistency and activity of
the boys in.-front, and of .the pressure of
tLi men- behind, and perhaps also through
the relaxed vigilance of our servants, they
succeeded in unhinging, the gate and
gained admission into the inner court.
around Which ourselves and'servant3 had
been assigned to rooms. The first thing
which attracted their attention and seemed
in some degree to satisfy their curiosity,
was "Ferguson," our big Chinese cook,
with his charcoal fire and pots and pans,
preparing dinner. This was evidently a
rare treat to them, and enabled our men
to hold them in check opposite the kitchen
door, about twelve feet from our own, for
perhaps twenty minutes, but during this
time the pressure from behind increased,
and the inner courtyard which was only
thirty-six feet long by twelve
wide, became crowded to suffoca
tion. Li Aleck and the three
"boys," aided at times by Ferguson,
screamed themselves hoarse and ex
hausted all their strength in their efforts
to expel the intruders without doing them
bodily harm. Our visitors had but little
to say, but with wide open eyes and gap?
ing mouths they pressed each other
steadily forward, recoiling whenever. the
servants made a threatening rush at
them, and then, as they retreated, edging
a little further into the open space just
outside of our door, which, was closed and
covered by a cotton portiere.
The governor general received our mes
senger very politely, but said it would not
be necessary for us to call, unless we had
something important to communicate, and
he would not call on us because he had
sore eyes, but would send one!of his man
darins to give us such assistance as we
might require. He also said he would
send a guard at once. Wang Fuyeh had
scarcely finished his report when a man
darin, wearing the crystal button and pea
cock's feather,. and clad in silk and furs,
made his appearance, accompanied by his
chairmen and retainers, bearing high state
umbrellas and spears, aud wearing official
h?t8, and all this state was to bring the
g vernor general's return cards. After
leaving them he departed hastily, and the
crowd lost no time in.presBpg into the
inner court and up to our door again. We
gathered our servants once ^iore and
drove the crowd back nearly to the 6treet,
when we were again stopped in the full
tide of victory by the coming of a 3till
more stately mandarin with banners and
umbrellas, and a larger and more showy
It would not do to be caught out of our
quarters or engaged i ? such an occupation
by a distinguished vi.-.tor, so we returned
to our room and received him with all the
state we could assume. On entering he
bowed and saluted us politely in the usual
Chinese way by clasping his hands and
raising them to his face, and we returned
his greeting in the same manner, after
which we showed him to a seat, and a
short conversation followed. He told us
that he had been set by the governor gen
eral, and asked us what assistance we re
quired. Being a bright and intelligent
man, he took in the situation at once,
apologized for the roughness of the people
of Kai-fung-fu, and said he would explain
to them that we meant them no harm, but
had come on a friendly mission. He inti
mated, however, that as soon as we were
rested and had got such supplies as we de
sired, we had better resume our journey.
Before taking his leave he directed one of
his own attendants to remain with us, and
he would send a guard without delay to
drive out our unwelcome visitors and keep
order. The single man left with tts did
his level bef.t to guard the inner gate and
hold it against the increasing pressure
from without, but heUAvas overpowered
and pressed back like the rest, and finally
folded his hands In despair. Our servants
si .11 stood their ground as best they could,
but were at last pressed back against our
door. It was now nearly half past 5, and
no policemen had yet made their appear
The most venturesome of the crowd had
gained our windows and begun poking
holes through the paper panes for the pur
pose of looking in, and thereupon we sal
lied out for the last time and went for the
heathen Chinee in a way they were not
slow to understand. Our servants and
carters came to our assistance manfully,
and even the solitary policeman plucked
up courage to pitch in. By dint of push
ing, yelling and gesticulating, aided per
haps by fear .on .the part of tbi crowd, .we
gradually pushed those in front back upon
those in the rear so vigorously that in the
eX)urse of ten minute1" we had got the
court-yards nearly clear. In the midst cf
our most vigorous onset, we found our
selves suddenly reinforced by a detach
ment of six or eight policemen, with the
chief of police at their head, and this rein
forcement was less gentle in its treatment
of the intruders than we had been; but it
was quite noticeable that there was no
clubbing, as would have been the case
with an American mob who would not
"move on." In a few minutes afterward
we had the court-yard cleared and the
gates barred, but the crowd still remained
in the street and made one or two efforts
to regain its lost ground, but in vain. In
this bloodless contest men lost their hats
and shoes, and the boys were knocked
over aud tramped upon. Severel of them
cried most lustily, and there was a babel
of yelling and shouting, as is "generally the
case with a Chinese crowd, but, so far as
we could make out, nobody was angry or
inspired by any other motive than that of
gratifying an insatiable and ravenous cu
riosity.? New York Sun.
Beneficial Results of Sponge Bathing.
Let us add a few words on the sponge
bath, the form of bathing where the water
is applied to the surface througfi the
medium of cloth or sponge, no part of the
body being plunged in the water. The
practice of systematic, daily sponge-bath
ing is one giving untold benefits to the
follower. Let a person, not over-strong,
subject to frequent colds from the slight
est exposure, the victim of chronic catarrh,
sore throat, etc., begin the practice of tak
ing a sponge-bath every morning/com
mencing with tepid water in a warm room
(not hot), and following the spongiDg with
friction that will produce a warm glow
over the skin, and then take a five
minutes' brisk walk in the open air.
See if you do not return with a good ap
petite for breakfast. After haviug used
tepid water for a few mornings, lower the
temperature of the bath until cold- water
can be borne 'with impunity. The daily
cold sprongiug of a sensitive throat or
lungs will often result most satisfactorily
if persistently and conscientiously fol
lowed The cold, ante-breakfast sponge
bath should, however, be avoided by the
weak person and the one whose lungs are
already diseased, as the reaction following
might not be strong enough to prevent
colds which might hasten fatal results.
Another use of the cold bath is to induce
sleep, by calling the blood to the surface;
the congested brain is relieved and sleep
comes in consequence. It is on this prin
ciple the winding of the leg in a cold wet
cloth proves so effacious in provoking
There is still another use of the Sponge
hath that must not be passed over; it is
bath par excellent for the invalid, and by
the addition of rock salt or of alcohol it is
made stimulating, and at the same time
soothing. It is the only form of bath that
can be given the fever-stricken patient, by
the layman and when soda or ram has
been added, care being taken to squeeze
the sponge quite dry, "to prevent wetting
clothing, no evil results can follow, except
in the exanthemata.?Amelia A. Whit
field, M. D., in Good Housekeeping.
One Way to Keepr Credit Good.
The clearing-house exhibits of the vari
ous cities of the United States are looked
upon as very good thermometers of trade.
They are to some extent, but not to the
extent generally estimated. Many of them
are doctored I had a good illustration of
this several yeare ago. I was a director in
one bank and had an intimate personal
friend in another bank, and we often com
One day we were passing a certain busi
ness house, and my friend remarked that
that man was doing a big business, and
had a great deal of enterprise; that he de
posited large sums, $7,000 and $8,000 and
$9,000 every few days at his bank, and he
understood he had accounts at other
banks also. I had been watching the man
referred to for some time, and the remark
rather interested me, eo much so that I
inquired more particularly as to when
these deposits were made. The last one
had been that day. The same man had
drawn within $100 of the amount deposited
out of our bank. A couple of days later
he returned about the same amount. It
continued that way right along, robbing
his account In one bank to make a show-*
ing of a big cash business in another. It
was very simple, but as you see, it kept
up appearances and gave him good credit
Beef Marrow for the Nerves.
The fashionable fop just now comes as
near ? to having a" new idea as hlfSTraiar
permits, and it is that his nervous system
being exhausted by frightful dissipation,
don't you know, he ought to eat viands
that will strengthen it. His whim is that
beef marrow will do him good Y that
way. The consequence is that grilled
bones are in.the latest bills of fare at the
swell restaurants. *' As the dish is com
posed ofi? exceedingly cheap material, it
could be sold at a low figure, but if it was
the dandies:wouldh't eat it, "and so . the
price is $l at the concern famousior being
the costliest in town.. .The vitality spent
chap, or one who pretends to be in that
condition after a night, of owling, drags
and drawls into the place, drops languidly
into a chair, orders, grilled, bones, and
drinks a whisky eocktail-while waiting
for the food. The bones are served bare of
meat, and browned by partial incinera
tion on the grill, and'with them come a
few slices of thin, crnstless, white bread.
The bones have been carefully cleaned on
the outside, and the eater takes up one in
his left hand, while with his. right he uses
a lone, narrow spoon to excavate the mar
row, which he spreads on the bread
New York Cor. Boston Herald.
Struck with an Ingenious Idea.
Before Gen. Miles surrendered Harper's
Ferry to Stonewall Jackson, In September,
1S63, his troops buried some of their am
munition to prevent its faUing into the
hands of the enemy. A few days later,
after the battle of Antietam, the Second
corps occupied the position. A green regi
ment attached to the corps encamped on
Bolivar heights, and a group of its men,
having unearthed what they took to be
solid shot (of the'elongated kiud for rifled
cannon), were one afternoon struck with
an ingenious idea. They set four of the
shot on the ground in the form of a cross,
with an opening in the middle, the con
trivance constituting what they regarded
as a splendid hearthplace for their cooking.
Piling up wood in the middle and placing
their camp-kettle abovo so as to rest on
the four shot, they lighted their fine
kitchen fire. A few seconds later the
deep-tongued roar of an explosion caused
every man in the Second corps to harness
up and jump out from his tent ready for
an attack by the enemy. A tali column
of dust and smoke was rising from Bolivar
heights, but that was all. For some mys
terious reason only the kettle and its con
tents were damaged by the explosion of
the four shells.?T. F. Galwey.
A Land of Coldless Cold.
On the island of Chiloe, on the south
west coast of South America, they have
290 cold, rainy days in the year, four-fifths
of the rain being mixed with sleet Yet the
natives of that remarkable clime enjoy
an equally remarkable immunity from
pulmonary disorders. Catarrhs are so
nearly unknown that our current theories
on the origin of "colds" seem in urgent need
of a revision. The latter fact appears to
have been recognized now and then. "I
shall not attempt to explain," says Ben
jamin Franklin, "why damp clothes oc
casion colds rather than wet ones, because
I doubt the fact. The cause of ?colds,'I
believe, is totally independent of wetness,
and even of cold."?Dr. Felix L. Oswald.
A Good Shot with a Rifle.
Jo Brown, one of the Georgia senators,
used to be tho best shot with a squirrel
rifle in the south. His father would give
him twelve bullets and tell him to bring
in twelve squirrels. "And mind ye," the
old man would add, "let tho holes bo
through their 'tarnal heads."?Chicago
NEWLY FITTED UP
OPPOSITE THE TENT.
We do not propose to undersell
everyone else, but we are ready to
meet fair competition. Our Stock is
now complete: give us a call
Mr. I. S. CUMMINGS is with us,
and will be glad to see his old friends
We sell the. ROYAL ?ST. JOHN
Machines of all makes repaired.
Large Wogoa Yard in rear of
VOSE & SALLEY.
??- SPRING CLOTHING.
MY NEW SPRING CLOTHING
has arrived and been placed on the
counters and ready for a critical inspection.
New poods opened in everv department for
the SPRING 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 unusually 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 my 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. HATS, SHOES,
and BOY'S, are full of choice novelties for
the SPRING AND SUMMER SEASON.
Call early and make your selection.
.11. I.. K1.\AIEB>,
_COLUMBIA, S. C.
C MAYHEW. .7. M, MAY HEW.
C. Mayhew & Son,
COLUMBIA, s. C.
COLUMBIA MARBEL WORKS.
Manufacturers of and Dealers in
All Kinds of
AMERICAN AND ITALIAN
Mantels, Monuments and Tablets
furnished to any design
at Lowest Prices.
Polished Granite Work, either Na
tive or Foreign, to order.
Huilding Stone of all kind furnished.
Correspondence solicited with those
in want of any work in the above line.
9.:tiril for Male.
npilE WHOLE Ol! A PART UF
i_ my Farm, two miles below the town of
Orangeburg, un tii>" Smith Carolina Kail
way and tiie public roads leading to Char
leston, containing about ?oo acres, a pan
cleared, balance finely timbered. Some
splendid swamp laud. 23." acres heavily
pint timbered, adjoining and lying East
and West of roads to Charleston. T<> be
subdivided In hits of SO to SO acres and sold,
unless sold in entire. These lots will be
line lots for residences.
Jan 28-5C A. D. FREDERICK,
JOHN C. WHETSTONE,
ROWESVILLE. S. C,
Practical Machinist and Millwright,
THE SMITH IMPROVED GIN, FEEDER AND CONDENSER.
ALSO AGENT FOR THE
. TAYLOR AND BAY STATE ENGINES, GRIST MILLS, &c.
s^-Will order Machinery of any kind when requested to do so.
^"Repairing of all kinds of Machinery a specialty. All orders promptly attended
to. Address as above. _._July l-3m _
CHARLESTON, S. C.
HIGH GRADE FERTILIZERS! HIGH GRADE FERTILIZERS!!
SOLUBLE GUANO (highly ainmoniated.)
HIGH GRADE RICE FERTILIZER,
James Van Tassel,
CHOICE FAMILY GROCERIES.
Wines, Liquors and Segars,
4 T MY EST VRLISILMENT CAN UK FOUND ALL THE STANDARD
A 3 I r,if GROCERIES at Rock Bottom Tikes, as well as purest and best
to be found in the market
fl'HISX LOOKIKG AROC3TD GIVE ME A CAIX
JAMES VAN TASSEL.
C. & E, L, Kerrison,
SS IIASUI. STREET,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
art* a ml Colored Dress Goods,
HORSE AND CATTLE POWDERS
No liana will die of Colic Kot-? or Lcxci Pis
vcr., U Fonts'* Powders .ire iim;i1 Id time.
Foutz'S I'owder? Will rare and prevent lloo PnoLzriA.
Fonnsf l'owccr? >vtil [in vent Gapes is Fowls.
KoiitzV Powders will increase tUc quantity 01 milk
and crvani tw< nty j-1 (and make, tue utter f.nn
rouiz's i'owilvr* wii! < isrc or prevent nln.o?: r.VKTtv
Disfask to whleii Horwand Ottlenrc (atijoct.
t'Otm's i'OWDFKb ?iL!. CIVK SATISFACTION.
eaviI) r. f0ut2, Proprietor,
Baiti :?oiie, ill).
For sale by DR. j. G. WANNAMAK
LINENS, HOSIERY. &e.. &e
IN LARGE VARIETY.
Ice Cream Saloon
-1? j IT'IIEKK* AN HE FOUND. ICE
I ? t CREAM. CAKE. PIES, FRUIT and
rs*--\u ?nlL'i's will iwivc iiioiiipt and NUTS of oveiy description.
ckS?UttS?Si? ? ' ' IsrriCNlCSand PARTIES furnisl,
*37"Casli orders amounting to sio or eu on snort notice,
over will be delivered in any county free of | S?" A ?-all gijjfited hy
r^inrfre ' f. * K. I- Kerrisoii, MRS.LUCIE I.L. WANNAMAA.EK,
a?ly Charleston, s. C. Proprietress.