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By W. CLARE RUSSELL
Author of the "Wreck of the Groscenor,''
"A Sailor's Sweetheart,'' Etc.
as anxious parent.
Now at that self-same hour, at Greystone
school, Dr. Shaw sat alone in his study. The
boys were long since gpne to bed; the ushers
were congregated in a living room set apart
Closing his book, he drew out his watch?a
fat dial that popped like a cork from his fob
?and sat erect to inspect it - Half-past nine
exactly; observing which he pulled tho bell
A maid servant opened the door.
"Has Mr. Cuthbert come in?"
Now, tho proper hour for Mr. Cuthbert to
return from his evening spell of an hour and
a half was nine o'clock Punctual to the
moment latterly ho never was; but before
this night never had he delayed his return by
half on hour.
This was a liberty. This was a bad ex
ample. The doctor's soul rose in resentment
How could ho reprimand unpunctuality in
anothor, if his son, the school's exemplar, as
his father had striven to make him in all
things, flagrantly omitted the first of virtues
. to the disciplinarian?
Anger, being exoited, must find vent some
how; and Dr. Shaw fell to pacing tho room
actively, meditating thoughts harsher than
reproof, to be delivered when Cuthbert
For a quarter of an hour this idle activity
endured, with now and then a pause be
tween, that his ear might strain at the blow
Then he pulled the bell ropo again sharply.
"No, sir, Mr. Cuthbert ain't come in yet"
"How do you bowl"
"His slippers ain't in the rack, sir."
Now passed anothor short timo.
The doctor looked at his watch, opened the
study door, and listened.
Anger was melting into alarm A tremu
lous busyness of memory kept him breathing
quickly. And, above all things, his heart
yearned for his son.
As ho stood, with head inclined, to bring
his oar to full reception of all sound with*
out the house, Mr. Saunderson camo from
the usher's room, humming a snatch of song.
Tho doctor turned to look at him.
' "Oh, Mr. Saunderson," he exclaimed,
"will you be pleased to tell me if you have
seen my son since he left the houso this eve
"No, sir, not since he left the house."
"That is very'strange, Mr. Saunderson."
"Is not ho returned yet, sir?"
"Ho is not It's past ten o'clock, and his
ususi, I should say his prescribed, hour is
nine, as is known to you, Mr. Saunderson."
Mr. Saunderson of course looked at his
watch "I am mortified by this unaccount
able behavior," continued tho doctor. "Thero
is nothing that should detain him. Doos it
not strike you as very singular, Mr. Saun
""Why, sir, it is somewhat odd, perhaps,"
rejoined Mr. Saunderson, a little too diplo
matic to pledge himself, to an emphatic
opinion bcforo ho had acquired a larger
knowledge of the doctor's viows of the sub
"I repeat," exclaimed Dr. Shaw, "that there
is nothing that should detain him Ho knows
the rules, and this defiance of discipline, this?
defiance, I say, Mr. Saunderson, is?is?-"
"Well might ho stammer and stop in such a
strain of lip reasoning. He looked eagerly
at the floor, and drow out his watch for tho
"Sir, this procrastination cannot bo niero
unpunctuality?there must bo a substantial,
a reasonable cause for his delay," observed
Mi-. Saunderson, ratthng his r's.
"I think so, sir?I think so."
"If agreeablo to you, I should bo happy
to walk to the town and make inquiries."
"No, I am obliged to you; not at this hour.
I'll not suffer myself to feel anxious. My
sou has shown himself restless lately. There
have been signs of impatience in his be
havior, as though our discipline fretted him.
This conduct to-night must mean a resolu
tion to?to free himself from tho traces?he
must think it manly to defy us, sir. But,"
cried the fiery old man, "my house shall be
locked up at the usual hour; tho last person
in tho world to merit my forbearance in a
matter of this sort is my son."
"Suroly, sir," cried Mr. Saunderson, with
a rich roll of tho "r" in sir, "you do not con
sider that he has left you?''
"Left me! "What has put such a thought
into your mind ?" said tho doctor, in a sharp,
febrile whisper, and his eyes shone under his
(i^y?iy, sir," stammered Mr. Saunderson,
who -mS13^ t"u0 to recollect himself and ap
v,.eDen4i his own meaning, "it seems to mo
c. strange thing, sir, that you should bolt
your d?or upon your son, Dr. Shaw, unless
you believe that he docs not mean to come
?I do not understand you, Mr. Saunder
son. Pray step this way and obbgo me with
your meaning," exclaimed tho doctor, with
exctement half suppressed in his manner;
aju, closing the study door, he said in a
s}jCp voice: "Mr. Saunderson, if you can
.irow any light upon my son's absence I do
?ire?I have to beg you will do so."
"I really can throw no light upon it, sir?
none whatever," replied Mr. Saunderson.
"You may be pretty sure that ho will re
turn home presently, sir. That ho should bo
uneasy under the discipline of this school is a
good reason to account for his present loiter
ing. And thero is no doubt, T>r. Shaw, that
he is uneasy, sir," said Mr. Suunderson, with
a "nod at the doctor, who, at tho first word's,
Lad looked'up and stocd listening, with his
head on one side.
"You are right, Mr. Saunderson; he is un
easy," replied the doctor.
"I behove, sir, your son covets a larger
sphere of action, Dr. Shaw."
"He has admitted this to you, Mr. Saunder
"Well, sir, ho has.''
"And when, prayP
"Well, sir, if the truth must be told, this
"But if I understand you rightly," said tho
old man, with a pale smile which proclaimed
many other things than the ease of mind it
was intended to depict, "nothing escaped bun
to warrant you to suppose that ho does not
mean to return?to-night?"
"No, sir; can recall nothing to that effect?
nothing, Dr. Shaw."
"Thnidt you, Mr. Saunderson. I need keep
you no longer. I am obliged to you for your
company. Good-night to you, sir." Mr.
Saunderson bowed and retired. Tho doctor
looked at his watch Twenty minutes to
eleven. He'rang the bell angrily.
"Is the houso locked up?"
"Not yet, sir. We're a-waltin' for Mr.
"Lock up and get to bed, all of you!" cried
the doctor, fiercely. And tho bristling of his
C3"ebrows, and tho fire in his pv -s, dispatched
tho girl from tho loom in a bound.
He seated himself at the table, with his
elbows upon it, and his face in his bonds.
He heard them bolt and chain tho houso
door, nud the slippered tread of the masters
as they went whispering upstairs. Now
through the idlence moaned the wind, with
rattle of dry leaves eddying, and the thresh
ing of the chestnut boughs.
Presently rose the old man and drew the
curtains from the window, whereby the shine
of the lamp would be visible to the furtherest
bend of the glimmering road; returned to his
chair, and with his watch on the table under
his eye began a vigil
This was an only son that had gone forth
and not yet returned.
So, with a British will that mode the row
locks creak like an iron door swinging on
harsh hinges, the oarsmen in the Cleopatra's
boat flung their backs at tho facing spray,
and drove the wedge of their boat's bow into
the blast of the wind and the ebon hills in
Right under the moon, and in tho broken
shimmer of it on the water, lay the man-of
war brig bowing to tho land liko some rest
less colt flinging furious heels at the wind
Urged by sbc heavy blades, the boat ate
her way stubbornly; dashing the surging
spray in sheets and souses until she was
awash, a?d the backs of tho men lustrous
for the drenching.
Meanwhile Cuthbert had recovered the use
of his brain, thanks to copious splashing,
soon after the boat shoved off.
Beholding the stars and flying clouds, and
feeling the jump and wobble of tho sea in tho
strain and ache of his own timbers, he im- J
mediately comprehended the dreadful char- J
acter of the misfortune that had befallen him, I
and raising his voice attempted to address
himself to the young gentleman in t.ho cloak
who was steering the boat, but was instantly
silenced by a kick and a promise of a flogging
if he opened his lips.
"You cannot be aware?" began Cuthbert.
"Hold your jaw, you lubber!"?here came
"By tho Lord, you shall bo flogged unt?
your back is as green as j;our brains, you
villain, if you move your tongue again!"
So there was no help for Cuthbert but to
resign himself to bcoken-hearted contempla
I tion of this bitter divorco.from tho woman of
his love; and with his hands bound ho re
clined, knawing his lip3 with misery, and
watching with distracted eyes the land they
were leaving, while tho foam flew in his faco
and the gale in his ear howled down every
movement of hope.
In this condition of mind was he when tho
boat went rolling alongside tho brig.
It was something to see tho big and brist
ling hull stoop to the upward leap of tho
boat. It was as though a mother leaned
down to embrace her little one.
Briskly the crew handed up the prisoners;
then sounded the keen pipo of the boatswain;
and while the boat soared to the davits tho
pawls of the capstan jerked out a music on
the gale like the hammering on an anvil
while tho furnace roars. "With quick leaps
and runs, and tho disciplined rush, and the
steady pulls of the men-of-war's men, the
anchor was cat-headed, tho yards dropped
their dim spaces of canvas, round swept tho
shore lights, and down lay the cruiser to tho
wind. And then you heard the squnttering
of plowed froth humming at the bows, and
shrieking ?f big sails in tho high gloom.
The four impressed men were left standing
near the foot of tho mainmast, under the eye
of the marine. The business of gettingvunder
way was achieved with tho swiftness that
war time teaches, and all tho wind whistling
of a pipe, the brig being snug in less time
than a woman takes to brush her hair.
While the shore lights were veering into a
"faint lino upon the quarter, and the great
foroland lamp was thrusting its red flame
among the cloudy stars well to tho right, a
brawny fellow came to tho prisoners with a
battle lantern swinging in his grasp, anrl
made them a visible group.
Then approached two men from the opp<
site quarter of the deck, and the lantern
flashed in the bullion and buttons of uniforms.
Behind them stood others, and forward was
a crowd of seamen staring at tho four men;
and this was tho picture of tho deck, adding
to it tho details of a savage row of earronades,
black as ink in tho watery moonshine.
"Are these your men, Mr. Towplank?" said
one of the uniform wearers, tho tonoof whose
voice was as good a warrant of his oflice as
"Tcs, Sir Peter, four of them, sir," replied
the young gentleman who had done Cuthbert
the honor to impress him.
"Well, you look likely men, my lads; and I
I supposo you don't require mo to tell.you that
you aro wanted to servo tho king, and fight
his majesty's enemies.' There is glory and
prize money to be got if you do your duty:
and, as British seamen, you'll never want mo
to tell you what your duty is, I Iiojxj."
With which flourish Captain Sir Peter
Grahame, Bart., in command of H. M. S.
Cleopatra, was about to slow himself round
on his heel to go aft, when one of the men
"If you plaze, sir, me name is Matthew
Murphy, and I'm an Inurikin. Your honor
therefore persaves that's not me duty to
fight for the king, God bless him!"
"Ah, I see?an American, born in Kil
"Indade, then, your honor, I was born in
Gal way," responded Murphy, at which mur
derous admission there went n smothering of
laughter among tho men forward
Hereupon Cuthbert spoke.
"I have to represent to you that I am not a
sailor, sir. My father is Dr. Shaw, of the
I Greystoue school. Your offlcor has com
' mittcd an error in impressing me."
This had in it the matter of a rebuke, and
was a trifle downright for the quartor-deck
? hearing; but then it was delivered in a soft
, and cultured voice, and he who spoke it,
j with figure lighted up by the flare of tho
battle lantern, and handsome, face showing.
I looked like a gentleman.
Sir Peter gazed at him Inquisitively.
"Mr. Towplank," said he, "where did you
meet this gentleman?"
At tho word gentleman applied to tho man
he had kicked, and which same word was a
definition he was the last midshipman in tho
servico capable of making with true applica
tion, not because his father was a retired un
dertaker, but lwcauso his father's son was a
cad, Mr. Towplank's eyes began to roll
and tho wind to feel chill upon his small
"Meet him, Sir Peter! Why,"sir, coming
down a hill. Ho gave .us a deal of trouble,
sir. Ho knocked tho bo'sun down. I never
took him to be better than the mato of a
"I can vouch, Sir Beter, that there is a
Dr. Shaw living at Greystono, and that ho
keeps a school there," exclaimed the first
lieutenant, who stood nenr the captain. ur
.mow this to be so, because my friend Lord
Cosgravo told mo that ho has a son with Dr
"Yes, sir; young Middleton is a pU]>i; of
my father," said Cuthbert.
"Quit." right; Middleton is the num.'," re
turned the lieutenant.
A lar^e name helps out n cn*i grandly hi a
Briton's ear. Mr. Towplank drew his squat
figure out of the glare of the Inn torn.
"Your impressment is a mistake, Mr.
Shaw, and I much regret it," said Sir Peter
Graham > in a kind voice. H? then h?-ld a
whispered conversation with the lieutvnaut
and walked aft
There is poor satisfaction in the apology or
regret that does not right a man to bis own
wishes. With clasped hands and down-lwnt
eyes stood Cuthbert, a bitter mourner; for
every burst of foam Btnick out of the hurry:
Ing waves by the vessel's bow was a mark or 1
increasing distance from all h? loved in this i
world; and he was like to go mad when his
mind went to Jenny waiting for him to come
and speak to father?waiting and marveling,
and then sickening for tho strangeness of his
absence nnd the cruelty of his silence.
His throo companions in misfortune were
led forward to be converted into trim men-of
"Weshall have to treat you as a passenger,"
said the lieutenant, addressing Cuthb-rt,
"until wo can land you. We will s\-.ing you
a hammock in a spare cabin, and you will
mess at our tibia"
"Can you hold out any hope that I shall be
landed shortly f
"Why, you see, we are bound to the chops
of tho channel Gnntbeamne is at BYo<t and
thero Cornwallls means to keep him. Thore
Is talk of the Guerricre being about, and it is
Sir Peter's dream to fall in with her, when
there'll bo tough work for nil hands, for she's
pierced for thirty-six guns and carries three
hundred men. Should a slant of m ind servo,
Sir Peter might put 3-ou ashore oir the Start,
or he'll turn you adrift, no doubt, if wp fad
in with a homeward bounder. But you had
better make up your mind for a cruise. It
will be a now experience for you, Mr. Shaw,
and something to tell the boys about?not to
spenk of the chance of your seeing a blazing
"You speak very kindly, and I can see that
I am to l>e well treated. But my absence
may brenk my wife's heart." He covered
his face with his hands.
"Phew! A wife! Lord help you! Is there
not always a petticoat to every man's trouble,
either causing it, or making it worse? Bat
come below, Mr. Shaw, aud try the flavor of
our rum. Nothing like honest Jamaica to
steady a man's eyo for trouble.
A SAIL RIGHT AHEAD.
Much, undeniably, there was in Cuthbert's
position to make him miserable. Could Lieu
tenant Transom have promised to put him
ashore next day, the young fellow would
have plucked up heart and swung his glass
li?e a man, but there was a bitter prospect of
his detention lasting, with risks of death be
tween, and never a chance (it might l>e) to
send his story to Jenny. Scarce could he
hold up bis head pleasantly as Transom tried
to rally him. Indeed, he was no philosopher;
or rather, ho was a very bad one.
Such a night ns Cuthbert passed a man had
need to commit murder to merit. All through
the hours tho thunder of water sweeping past
was in his ear.--. The bull's eye over his head
had changed from ebony to silver before Ins
pained and heavy eyes closed, and then for
a while the poor fellow forgot hb Borrows in
The bell on deck Was striking when he
awoko. While lie was dressing a marine
"The first lieutenant's compliments, sir,
and when you aro dressed you will breakfast
with him f said the man, ns erect as a sentry
in his box on tho deck that kept Cuthbert
This invitation was, of course, promptly
accepted, and in a few minutes Cuthbert fol
lowed the marine into a largo cabin with a
ceiling garnished with small arms, stout
lockers around their seats, charts on tho
waiLs, and a table laid for breakfast Hero
he found the first and second lieutenants.
Both mon were fino specimens of unvnl of
ficers of those days?tho days of Cochrane
and Strachau?Transom in middle age, und
tho other young, but both with hard, stern
lines of resolution carved in their em
browned faces, both with the hearty, open
look of bravo spirits, dressed in uniforms
' that smelt of gunpowder, nnd 0110 of them
with a cutlass near behind his oar, nnd the
other of them with two stumps for fingers on
his right hand.
They saluted Cuthbert with blunt polite
ness, and, breakfast being served, invited
him "to fall to at once, for we nre rising the
royals of n big ship right ahead," sayn Tran
som; "and whenever there's anything visiblo
on the horizon wc nlwnys accept it as a hint
to bear a hand in stowing ballast."
"How tho deuco canto young Towplank to
take you for a seaman.'" exclaimed the second
lieutenant, scrutinizing Cuthbert admiringly.
"If there wns moon enough to see your hands
by they should have satisfied luin that }-ou
were not his man, supposing him sober."
"He was sober enough. I explained to
your captain that this midshipman gave mo
no chance of representing myself," replied
Cuthbert "I can only trust that Sir Peter
Gruhamc will put me ashore soon?any
Transom looked grave, but said: "Well,
well, there's no tolling what will turn up.
When your people find vor missing, bo sure
they'll start on such a hunt after you as will
bring them to tho true cause of your dis
appearance. It will bo kuown throughout
Greystone that our press gong took three
men lost night, and do you suppose your
wife nnd fnther will not hit upon tho Cleo
patra ns the reason of your sudden vanish
ing,'" A question that brightened up tho
poor fellow wonderfully.
Down to tho flying wind was the Cleo
patra, stooping with a leaning bow, ripping
Up tho breast of the water as a dog slants his
head to make a better lever of his jaw. Tho
mighty press of sail filled the bluo sk}- over
head with thunder, ami tho base of the
sweeping tower of canvas wns an acre of
Sir Peter Grahamo paced tho dock aft
with a telescope, which from time to time ho
leveled nt some object ahead; he bowed to
Cuthbert, but seemed too preoccupied to
speak A crowd of men were on tho fore
castle, pointing forward and conversing in
low voices, some of them looking aloft, or at
. the water rippling past, with grins of satis
The first lieutenant camo to Cuthbert,
after exchanging n few words with tho
"Thero is a sail yonder," ho said, ."which
wc have reason to believe is the- Guorriere.
If she shows French" colors wo shall fight nor.
We are rising her fnst, for nothing can stund
against the Cleopatra on a bowline, and Sir
Peter has instructed me to request that you
will go below* ami remain there on the order
being given to clear for action,"
"Mr. Transom, I hope Sir Peter will not
insist on my going l>elow. I may be ot use
on deck, ami am willing to light with the
"Well spoken, Mr. Shaw, und a gejiorons
offer," replied Transom, glancing with a
smile at Cuthbert's hands. "But, my dear
fellow, you must think of your wife. How
ever, we'll loavo the mntter for the present
The ship may prove a non-eoobatunt?per
haps an East Indfaman. Ono can't detect
nationalities twenty u^?esoff,"
With which ho returned to tho captain,
and they wnlked the deck together.
An hour went by. Suddenly tho mon for
ward hoard tho first lieutenant, who worked
his tolescopo in the main rigging, sing out:
"She has clewed up her royals add top
gallant sails, sir, and her mizzen topsail
yard is down on tho cap. Now sho hoist:
her colors! They are?oh, confound this jog
ging!?they are?they nre-"
"French!" shouted Sir Peter, nnd down
sprang the first lieutenant, and in a trice
there wns shrill whistliug and quick move
ment among the men, and a coming and a
going, and then a steady stand
I (to he coxtixt*ki>.)
Fellow* Wio Conpia tue Cars.
I was watching a hrakeman coupling
cars in the Grand Central yard the other
afternoon, when my neighbor, one of the
principal freight officials of tho road, said :
"You wouldn't believe it to watch that
expert and nervy fellow risking his life,
that there is a new cur-coupler invented
every working day of the year, und yet no
patent has so far been liit on that will re
place the work of the hand in making a
coupling. The couplings themselves are
much better and safer "thar ? they used to
be when they consisted simply of a ring
and a pin, but the work of making a
coupling is still one of peril. Many of
the automatic couplings do very well for
light cars, but they cannot stand the jolt
ing and jerking and the heavy strain of
loaded and ponderous cars, running now
slow, now fast, shaking every bit of loose
iron about them till it rings like a bell.
It takes courage and intelligence to make
a man an expert coupler. A first-class
man in that line doesn't stay there very
long. He cither gets killed or promoted,
"The mortality among the sccoud-class
men must be something fearful," I sug
"On the contrary, they hist much
longer. You see, they arc more careful.
It .'is the smart men who get reckless,
don't observe precautions and so get
"What becomes of a brakeman when
he gets crippled?" I asked.
"If he can hold a llag, we make a flag
man of him. You will find one-armed and
one-legged flagmen all along the railroads.
There several men without arms flag
ging it. ~H a man loses both legs or
can't get around lively, we put him in tho
Btore sheds and supply departments. We
never let a man go who Is crippled in our
service, if he can possibly be helped in
earning a living."?N. Y. News Babble.
'The "J.Ick It Is Dono I5y."
The ceremony of conferring the order of
knighthood nt the hands of the queen is
not imposing. It is not, in fact, a public
ceremonial, and only those are permitted
to witness it who, by their official connec
tion with the queen's household, may at
tend her. The loyal subject upon whom
such distinguished honor may be conferred
may not even invite his "best man," nor
the members of his personal circle of rel
atives or friends to be present. Arrayed
in whatever uniform he may be cut itled to
wear, or whatever dress court etiquette
and the time of day make proper, if he bo
a civilian, the snbject presents himself be
fore his sovereign and kneels at her royal
feet. Seated on the throne chair, the
queen lays the shining blade of n sword
across the shoulder of the kneeling but
exalted beneficiary, and says, using tho
title which she is about to confer, "Arise,
Sir So and So." Plain Mr. Gholtcnham
Brown is thus by a single ntroke of her
majesty's sword transformed into Sir
Knight So and So, and he is permitted
perchance to kiss his sovereign's finger
tips in grateful acknowledgment of tho
In other cases than this of a plain
knighthood, und when the tltlo carries
with it n decoration, the queen, with
her own royal hands, pins the glittering
and coveted bauble upon the coat of her
elevated subject. This is all, but to tho
recipient it is a great deal.
Counting tho Fish In tho Pacific
The excitement about the Canadian
fisheries give a hint as to the prospective
value of one of the undeveloped resources
of tho northwest. The shore fishing of
thotQrovlnccs, on the Atlantic side, is of
snfflueul importance to bring tho United
States and its neighbors to the vergo of a
quarrel,, but it is a small matter compared
with tho opportunities opeu in tho north
western waters on this side of tho conti
nent. The mackerel hsliing, which is the
present matter of dispute, is of no lesa im
portance than tho banks cod fishing ; yet
tho whole extent of the Newfoundland
banks is only about 70,QJ)0 squiu-o miles,
while In the Pacific and Okhotsk we have
300,000 square miles, in Behring sea
almost as much more, and around the
Choumngin islands 80,000 ; altogether
nearly ten times the area of the Atlantic
banks. The total money value per an
num of the fisheries on. the banks and off
the east coast of the British North Ameri
can provinces is in the neighborhood of
$25,000,000. which embraces the catch of
the vessels of all nations resorting there.
When the fisheries of the north Pacific
are developed to anything like the extent
of those of the north Atlantic they will
form one of the great industries of this
coast.?San Francisco Call.
Tho Gray Squirrel Will Prohnbly Rnrvlve.
But If Professor dunning should be
right that with a few exceptions the flora
of this planet will ultimately be reduced
to garden plants and the fauna to barn
yard pets the few exceptions will probably
include the American gray squirrel. In
some way or other natural selection has
insured its survival by probably decisive
safeguards. It can run, it cnnclinib.it
can swim and it can almost fly, for it can
not be killed by a fall. In its tree bur
rows it can survive the hardest winter. If
nuts should fail it can subsist on buds,
seeds and birds' eggs. In spite of inces
sant hunting it has thus survived in every
county of every forest state in the union,
and would possibly survive the entire ex
tirpation of forest trees, for It is probable
that the prairie dog is nothing but a modi
fied gray squirrel.?Dr. Felix L. Oswald.
Wiring Electricity for Power riirpnxps.
At a recent gathering of electricians
there was talk of establishing stations in
the coal regions of Pennsylvania and of
transmitting electricity by wire for power
purposes instead of transporting the coal.
It is not improbable that great strides will
soon be made in this direction. The sug
gestion is another form of an idea that
was entertained by Siemens, who predicted
that the time would come when coal
would be converted into gas at the mine
at the rate of 40,000 cubic feet per ton,
and would be pumped to manufacturing
centers, thus doing away with the expen
sive system of railroad transportation now
in vogue.?Philadelphia Hecord.
Gen. Shciu-k and ISrltlnh Dignify.
The presence of royalty always gives
additional stillness to English entertain
ments, which at the best are not remark
able for ease. Soon after Gen. Schetick
arrived as minister to England he at
tended a hall at Strawberry Hill, given to
the Princi anil Princess of Wales. At the
proper tune the court marched out in
form to the separate supper room, every
one else bowing and and making a way.
The general was still unfamiliar with tho
etiquette, and seeing the solemn proces
sion passing along he inquired with mock
anxiety: "Are they going to look at tho
corpse!'"?Adam Uadenu's Letter.
Demoralization of China's Police Forrp.
The Chinese government has been noti
fied by the superintendent of police that
secret societies are demoralizing the native
police force and rendering it next to im
possible to obtain evidunoe iu criminal
South Carolina, Railway.
Commencing on May 9th, 188G, Passengei
Trains will run as follows until fur
Going West, Daily Through Train.
Depart Charleston. 7.20 a ni
Depart Branchville. 8.si a m
Depart Orangoburg. 9.14 a m
DepartKingville.... 9.5G am
Due at Columbia.10.33 a m
Going East, Daily Through Train.
Depart Columbia.S.27 p m
?Depart Kingvilie.(1.07 p m
Depart Orangeburg.0.4s p nj
Depart Branchville.7.2.1 p m
Due at CJiarleston.9.00 p m
accommodation' local train.
Going West, Daily.
Depart Cliarleston.."..1.10 p m
Depart Branchville.7.35 p m
Depart Orangeburg.8.12 p m
Depart Kingville.9.08 p m
Due at Columbia.10.00 p m
Going East, Daily.
Depart Columbia.0.3Q a m
Depart Kingville.7.18 a m
Depart Orangcburg.8.12 a in
Depart Branchville..-..9.00 a m
Due at Cliarleston.11.00 a ir
way freight and passengeu train'.
Depart Branchville.G.45 a m
Depart Orangeburg.8.12 a m
Depart St. Matthews.8.48 a m
Due Kingville.9.30 a m
Depart Kingville.0.13 p ni
Depart St. Matthews.G.58 p m
Depart Orangelmrg.7.40 p ni
Due Branchville.-.8.45 pm
West, Daily, Except Sunday.
Depart Kingville.10.0."5 a rn G.12 p m
Due at Camden.12.37 p m 7.42 p m
East, Daily, JExcept Sunday.
Depart Camden.7.00 a m 3.15 p ro i
Due at Kinsgvillc.8.30 a m 0.47 p m !
2.35 a m 8.50 a in 7.35 p m
4.18 a m 9.45 a m 8.31 p m
Due at Augusta?
7.30 a m 11.35 a in 10.25 p m
- G.05 a m 4.40 p ni 10.35 p m
7.50 a m G.2G p in 1.42 a m
Due at Branchville?
8.45 a m 7.22 p m 3.15 a m
Passengers to and from stations on Cam
den Branch change oars at Kingville.
Passengers to or from stations on Augus
ta Division change cars at Branchville,
also at Blackville for Barnwell.
Connections made at Columbia with Co
lumbia and Greenville Railroad by train ar
riving at Columbia at 10.35 A. M. and de
parting at 5.27 P. M. Connections made at
Columbia Junction with Charlotte, Colum
bia and Augusta Kailroad, also bj
these trains to and from all points
on both roads. Connection made at Charles
ton with steamers for New York on Wednes
days and Saturdays; also, with Savannah
and Charleston Railroad to all points South.
Through Tickets can be purchased to all
points South and West by applying to
D. C. Allen,
General Passenger and Ticket Agent
John B. Peck, General Manager.
.1. (x. Postell, Agent at Orangeburg.
Booms Democratic Executive Com., ) j
Oranoehlro County, >
Orangeburg, S. C, June 21, 1880. )
A CONVENT! OX OF Til E1)EMO
IX. CRATIC PARTY Ol'' OKAXGE
burg County is hereby called to meet at i
the Court House, in the City of Orange- j
burc, on Thursday, July 22, 18KG, for the |
purpose of electing delegates to the Stale;
Convention, which meets in the City of |
Columbia, S. C, August 4th, 1880, and" for :
the further purposes of electing a County !
Chairman, confirming Club nominations
for members of the County Executive Com
mittee, determining a plan of nominating
candidates for County Offices, and for the
transaction of such other business as may
properly come before it.
The several Democratic Clubs through
I out the County will at their meeting for re
organization elect delegates to the County
Convention called above.
The basis of representation will be, one
delegate at large from each Club, ami one
delegate for each twelve enrolled mem
bers, not counting fractions, it is request
ed tho| the Clubs lake a vote at the time of
electing their delegates upon the Conven
tions and primary plans of making nomina
tion for County olliccs and report the re
sult to the County Convention through their
respective delegations. By order of Execu
tive Committee. A. S. HYDR1CK,
L. II. WANNAMAKER, Secretary.
\ WILL RECEIVE PROPOSALS
I until the 15th day of July, for the repair
of the STAND at BiNNlKER'S CAMP
GROUND, with the following new materi
al, viz. 10,000 boards or shingles, :; feet
long. 4 inches wide and ?.? inches thick. 3
plates 8X8, 15 feet long. 8 post 10 feet
long. 7 posts 9 feet long. Together with
such new rafters ami laths as may be found
unlit for use, when the old roof is taken oft.
Boauls to be cither cypress or pine, posts
cither fat lightwood or the heart of black j
i-yprcss.und not less than ten inches in diame
ter at the top. Old roof tobt; taken off and
new cover put on. Platesand posts put in
where needed. Every thing to be done in '
a workmanlike manner. Work (o be com
pleted b\ the loth dav of September, 1880. !
IK A. T. SHOEMAKER,
June 24- Midway, S. C.
iliiiu:il Ai<I Association Special
4 MEETING OF THE ABOVE
j'A Association will be held at Way's
Hall in this Cilvon Thursdav morning Ji'ilv
22nd, 18S?, at 10 o'clock A.VM., for the
purpose of considering Amendments to
the Constitution and By-Laws of the As
sociation, and such other business as may
be brought up. A full attendance of the
members in earnestly requested. By order
of the President. KIRK ROBINSON,
June 10-lit. Secretary.
rIMIK ORAXGEBURG BAPTISTI
I Sunday School Convention will meet
with the Canaan Sunday School, on Friday
before the third Sunday in July. All the
Baptist Sunday Schools in the County arc
urged to send delegates and a report of
their year's work. Rev. D. \V. Key will
preach the introductory sermon, and several
interesting topics will be discussed. A'
pleasant and profitable meeting is antici- j
pated. . T. M. GALPIIIN |
July 1 Secretary. ;
ILL PERSONS HOLDING
A. ciainis against the estate of J. F.
COPE, deceased, will present the same
properly attested, and those indebted to
said Estate will make payment to the un
dersigned. J. A. COPE.
June 24?It. Qualified Executor.
rpiIIRTY DAYS AFTERDATE I
.1 will file my final account with the
Judge of Probate for Orangcburg County,
as Executor of the Estate of A. B. Griffith,
deceased, and ask for Letters of Dismissal.
L. S. CONNOR,
July l-4t . Qualified Executor.
SLA IT GH TEE
IN FINE DRESS GOODS.
The critical time in the Dress Goods trade
of the season has arrived and
will not delay Hie usual
Winch he makes in the prices of Iiis Spring
Dress Goods Stock ill order to close them
Those who desire to get the most for their
always respond to my notiee of "CUT
Cashmeres; Plaids, Albertross, French
Dazes, Mikado Suitings and Tricot Cloths,
have been reduced fully 2r> per cent, to re
duce the stock.
Fine White Embroidered Hobes in boxes
from $2.50,S2.T? and ?3, these prices are
one half of former price.
HENRY KOUN'S uew Shoes and Slip
pers, the best and cheadest stock ever offer
ed in the City.
NO SHODDY SHOES!
NO TRASH SHOES!
HENRY KOUN'S stock of Ribbons and
Laces, is beyond comparison, the largest
and cheapest assortment in the City.
KliCiS, HUTTINGS AM) SHADES.
Shade and patent rollers complete 7? cents.
Gents reinforced Shirts, linen fronts 50
No use in talking, HENRY KOHN leads
in the Clothing trade for Men, Boys and
Children, be sure and look when you want
a suit of Clothing.
Thousands of Bargains in Corsets, Fans,
Domestics, Cassinrfcrs, Ac., limited space
forbids the mention of.
IT COSTS XOTHiaigTO LOOK.
It will save you money to do so.
LEADEll OF LOW PRICES.