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Maker of men! shotdd we not joy to Bee
Thy splendid world before our eyes out
With all its stores of jewels and gold.
And lovely gifts of fruit and flowering
Fair is our home, and happy should we be,
For unto us 'tis given to behold
Beauty enwheeled by mysteries untold,
While time's great tide sweeps to eternity.
Yea, Lord! Thy world is fair. What wild
Of young boughs tossed by winds that
leap and soar,
And laugh to drive the lazy clouds be
What golden dawns upspringing from the
What stately rivers marching to the sea!
Yet?Oh, my lost one! come again to me!
?Julie K. Wetherill in Times-Democrat.
The Man Mflliner In New York.
The English man-milliner is not so
lofty as the man-dressmaker. His scope
is smaller, being limited to the head-piece.
As a modified form of phrenologist, he is
more tolerant of the weaknesses of the
human race and doesn't freeze up their
little founts of childish vivacity every
time they approach him. There is a man
milliner now in New York who enjoys an
Immense vogue, quite as much for his
rabid Anglicisms and joUy manner as for
his he.ts and bonnets. He is quite an
original type, ^.e is not of the deadly
upas-tree style, but has a lively and cheer
ful disposition?a sort of masculine airy,
fairy Lilian, "so inuoceut-arch, so cunning
simple,"' with a keen appreciation of femi
nine charms and a knack of enthusing
When a pretty woman comes into his
shop on Fifth avenue and tries on several
hats he stands by looking on, writhing in
transports like the pythoness on the tri
pod. She puts on a great coaching hat
and, being human, peeps at him expect
antly from under the brim. He clasps
his hands, thrown into an ecstatic frenzy
of admiration, and cries: ''Oh, exquisite,
beautiful, superb:" The assistant now
brings out something very dashing, and
mannish, shooting out wings trom every
angle?the sort of hat that wants squared
elbows and a throaty voice. At this the
little man grows quite gamey himself, and
says, with a sporting air: " 'Pon me soul,
now, that's awjully jolly." There is, too,
just adding a piquant flavor of his univer
sal bonhomie, a faint aristocratic aroma
about him. It suggests all kinds of mad
dening possibilities?a clientele of titled
women on the other side, a family connec
tion with a live lord, a personal acquaint
ance with a genuine professional beauty?
to what heights will not the unchained
imagination soar??New York Cor. San
Frank K. Stockton and His Wire.
The wife of Frank R. Stockton, the au
thor of that tantalizing story, "The Lady
or the Tiger!''' is one of those women of
whom the world hears little but who does
not an inconsiderable share of those ab
surd and delightful tales. She was a Miss
Marian Tuttle, of Amelia county, Vir
ginia, and has long held the position
of literary critic of her husband's
work, A youthful admirer of his quaint
fairy tales and children's stories once
wrote to ask If it were not true that Mr.
Stockton had a large family of children
who heard the stories beforo they were
written out, and gave the "inventor"
points as to the things children In general
would or would not like. But Mr. Stock
ton has no children, and his wife Is the
person who holds the place c! juvenile
oracle. She writes every one of them
down, too, at his dictation. Their sum
mers are spent in the Virginia mountains,
at "Lego," once a part of Jefferson's es
tate, and not many miles from Monti
ceUo. Around a great cherry tree are three
stakes; one end of a hammock is tied to a
tree and the other end moved from stake
to stake according to the position of the
sun. In that hammock lies the author of
"The Late Mrs. Mill" and dictates to his
wife, who foUows him patiently from one
stake to another, with her writing table,
pencils and papers, and scribbles ener
getlcaUy, only looking up once in awhile
to discuss a sentence that she does not en
tirely approve.?New York World.
Prearranged Conversation in English.
Some thirty years ago I was an attache
at our legation at Munich. Old King
Louis was then alive, although he had
been deposed for making a fool of himself
about Lola Montes. I used frequency to
meet him in the streets, when he always
stopped me to ask how Queen Victoria
was. I had at last respoctf uUy to teU him
that her majesty was not in the habit of
writing to me every day respecting her
health. His son was then the reigning
king. At court receptions he liked to
show off his knowledge of languages. In
order to be quite correct in his English,
he was accustomed to submit the
observations that he contemplated mak
ing in that language to a professor of Eng
lish. The professor once or twice got into
difficulty owing to our unswers not being
precisely what he had anticipated in the
prepared conversations. So he came to us
and explained the system. After this the
conversations never encountered a hitch,
for we knew what the king was to say,
and arranged our answers so as to givo
him the cues.?Cor. London Truth.
One of the "Mind Core" Principles.
There are fifty-five people in Minneapo
lis and St. Paul who were cut oil from one
great resource of conversation, namely,
discussion of the weather. They were the
members of the recently active "mind
cure" class. Their teacher forbade them
talking about their ailments in conversa
tion, and also prohibited finding fault
with the weather. Should mind cure prin
ciples spread, some new source of ideas
would have to be discovered for the great
army of commonplace people with limited
conversational powers ?Pioneer Press
Comment or Little Pour-Years-Old.
Little Four-years-old was in a state of
nervous excitement during a violent thun
derstorm a few days ago. Running to her
mother she laid her head in her lap and
sobbed, "Oh, mamma, I'se so 'fraid of
thunder." Seeking to quiet her, her
mother responded: "Yon should not be
afraid, my child. Thunder is God's voice."
This soothed the child, and she went
away about her piny. In a few moments
another tremendous thunderbolt was
heard. She dropped her playthings, and
in an awe-struck voice inquired: '-Mamma,
what did God say then? Someiln' awful?"
A person with more sense than religion
*is generally a rascal, and a person with
more religion than sense is generally a
fool.?Rev. Sam Jones.
My dear boy, if you must part your hair
in the middle, get it even, if you have to
split a hair to do it?Uncle Ezek.
NINE-TENTHS OF THE WARE WORN
SAID TO BE NOT SOLID.
! Brooklyn as a Center for the Trade?
J What Is Claimed for the Triple-Plated
The Class Who Buy the Boyus?Mourn
Cheap jewelry is widely worn. Brook
! lyn contains a dozen or more stores iu
! which a large trade is done iir all classes
: of plated ware, from the 50-cent diamond
? (?) pin to the elegantly engraved triple
plated bracelet. Some years ago bogus
jewelry was only affected by the lower
classes of colored people, but if a dealer
i with whom a reporter tnlked recently is
j to be believed nine-tenths of the jewelry
I worn is not solid. The reporter's inform
i ant desired to impress hiin with the fact
j that a vast difference existed between
I plated and "snide" jewelry. "Snide jew
' elry is sometimes called electro-plated
\ ware, and is what is generally supposed
i to have been dipped in gold.
The dipping process is no longer in use.
j To the inexperienced eye no difference is
to be found betweeu an electro-plated
chain worth 75 cents and a solid gold
I chain valued at ?10. Both look alike, and
i if the plated chain turns black iu a few
' days its nppearan'- ? when purchased is
j quite ns good, if not (tetter, than that of
the real article. This city is becoming a
[ center for the cheap jewelry trade. East
ern manufacturers have for weeks been
examining sites for the purpose of erect
ing a mammoth factory in Brooklyn on
] the river front. The industry is a large
one and employ s thousauds of hands. In
case the manufacturers mentioned above
can And a favorable location, ground will
be broken for the factory the coming fall.
WILL OUTWEAIt SOLID JEWELKY.
It Ls claimed that cheap or triple plated
' jew&lry will wear longer and give better
J satisfaction than solid, and that it makes
' a better appearance, and if lost or stolen
: the loss is comparatively a small one.
Quartz stones, cut diamond shape, or with
thirty-five faces, are of recent date. They
: are of a yellow color and unbacked. At
; night the effect of a dozen or more of these
1 stones is dazzling. Quartz is found in
Brazil in large quantities and shipped to
Holland for cutting, and from there trans
; ported to this country. Diamonds have
i often passed from the custom house ofli
? clals in New York and elsewhere billed ns
Continued the reporter's informant: "The
fraud is now something of a 'chestnut,'
i but has been practiced with entire huc
1 cess. R .ine stones, backed with tin foil,
! are much worn by young girls in their
j hair, and by members of the theatrical
! profession. Rhine stones are made of
! glass and contain a small per centage of
I red lead. Formerly the manufacture of
I Rhine stones was exclusively a French
1 industry, but of late years many have
? been made in New York. I sell a good
1 quality Rhine stone, nicely mounted in a
'stud, for thirty-five cents. Quartz dia
| uioud rings and pins in solid gold settings
can be bought from ?4 to $10 each. Brace
lets of rolled gold warranted to wear ten
years, bring $1 to 83 each. Watch chains
are worth from 50 cents to >=2. A large
trade Is done in gold plated, nickel and
silver ore watches. It Is said that silver
ore will wear longer and not scratch so
easily as watch cases made of coin siver.
They arc one-fifth cheaper. A watch with
a silver ore case can be bought for $4.
THE CLASS WHO BUY THE BOGUS. _
"What class buy plated wedding rings?"
"You would be surprised to see the men
who purchase bogus engagement and
wedding rings. They do not appear as
though for $4 or $5 would make any mate
rial difference to them. We sell plated
rings from 35 to 90 cents each. It is amus
ing to see the manner in which many
well-dressed and respectable people buy
cheap jewelry. Before they ask to bo
shown goods they make the clerk under
stand that the jewelry which it is their
intention to purchase is not desired for
them. It is usually bought for servants
or children, thay say. Children can not
wear large plated bracelets or brooches,
neither do they were heavily plated watch
I chains. Many people's pride will not al
I low them to acknowledge that they
' purchase bogus jewelry for their own
Ch?ap jewelry Is rarely worn by women
in mourning. An entire set of cheap
mourning goods composed of imitation jet
I can be purchased for $L Of fate years
i the dry goods houses have added cheap
jewelry departments, and the business
done in this line is large. The lirst-class
jewelry stores, too, have been coiupeRed
to acknowledge the importance of the
chenp trade, and sell plated ware. One
dealer .informed the reporter that the
profit on cheap jewelry was small?only
75 per cent, being realized.?Brooklyn
Language Is r Slippery Thing.
Language is a slippery thing to deal
I with, as some may find when selecting
I their similes. Says a writer: "Speak of a
j man's marble brow, aad he will glow with
I conscious pride; but allude to his wooden
I head, and he's mad in a minute." The
young lecturer's ''similes were gathered in
a heap" when he expressed the whole body
of his argument on deceit in the follow
! lug: "Oh, my brethren, the snowiest
[ shirt front may conceal an aching bosom,
j and the stiffest of all collars encircle a
: throat that has many a bitter pill to swal
i low."?Chambers' Journal.
Way t" (io Shuil to the Sea Sands.
i Canvas shoes for seaside wear seem to
I have familiar forms, but are in new and
desirable colors. The moccasin-shaped
bathing shoe has also suffered 'a sea
? change," and can now be obtained of can
vas, llannel or duck, in all colors, to
match bathing suits. A thin and light
j but firm sole of cork is stitched securely
i to a thin layer of leather, and thus affords
' perfect protection to the feet from sharp
rocks and other "dangers of the deep" sea
Itcsults of a Druggist's Mistake.
, As corn will soon be large enough for
the coons to bother it, and as you fre
quently give information gratis, I writo
: this for the benefit of my brother farmers.
Last year I went to a drug store to buy
strychnine for use to kill coons in the
; field, but the druggist made n mistake
j and put tip morphine, all of which I did
not know until I got ready to use; so I
used it, and the next morning the Held
wus full of coons, all fast asleep ?Arkan
sas Cor. (tlobe-Democrat.
A Gooii Percentage Lived Through.
"Are y.?in afruid of scarlet fever among
your children, Mrs. W..k"
"Oh, uo." replied Mrs. W., "not very. It
ran through my sister's family of six chil
dren and she only lost two."?New York
A RAILROAD TIE OF PAPER,
ItB Claims Set Forth by the Inventor?
Durability and Klastiolty.
"That is a railroad tie.'' It was of the
regular sfze and polished aa smoothly as a
! piece of Italian marble. The grain was so
! line and the whole appearance so artistic
, that it might easily have been taken for a
i chip from a pillar of u Grecian temple hv
? stead of such a practical tbing as a rail
i road tie. The speaker wis a short, stout,
i sod-faced man with a large head and over
! hanging brows, and was the inventor of
i this aesthetic sleeper, and in his little
! office there were ninny models of cars and
i railroad trucks scat tered about. "Thls,"said
he, as he patted the railroad tie lovingly,
! 'is tiie result of years of labor, and I be
? lievc now that it is perfect. It is mode of
i paper, which I believe is to enter to a
: large extent in nil building operations ?t
! no distant day. The great enemy to the use
of paper is moisture, and in my invention,
I of course, a means had to be discovered to
I prevent dampness from having the. slight
est effect, as a railroad tie being in the
! ground is subjected constantly to it, and a
I rotten tie might cause the loss of many
lives and much property.
"The process of manufacture is secret
to a certain extent, butthc tie is absolutely
Are and water proof. There; I will throw a
piece of the prepared paper into the flre.
You see it will not burn. I have sub
merged it for weeks and months in both
j hot and cold water and the moisture has
! never been found inside the suface. Con
i bequently it can not rot. Though oppor
I ently as hard as iron, an ordinary spike
I can be driven into without difficulty, and
when the spike is in position the material
is of such a nature that it closes arouud
the iron and holds it so firmly that it can
never be shaken loose. There is also a cer
tain amount of spring in the tie, and when
there L a load on it it operates as a sort of
cushion and takes away a certain amount
I of jar from running cars. Under certain
. conditions, by slightly altering th-3 combl
: nation of materials, the paper can be made
! so hard that it will turn the edge of the
j hardest tool without being more than
I scratched. The ordinary wooden tie will
; last about live years under the most favor
able conditions, while the paper tie will
j last any kind of weather for at least thirty
j "The paper used is generally made of
! straw, although almost any kind of fibre
will do as well. Straw is preferred be
cause it can be easily obtained and the
? supply is unlimited. There are mills in
J the west where the straw Is made up into
boards. It is a large industry and was
first started to utilize the waste straw in
the yaste west for fuel, instead of wood.
This is a paying business, and fortunes are
being made out of wdfat oidy a few years
ago was thrown away or burned upas
useless. These boards are put together in
layers, and after being treated to a liberal
dose of cement are put under a tremend
ous pressore in a hydraulic machine.
This forces the atoms together in a solid
mass. Under pressure a dozen boards
will take the place of one. Heat is also
an agent in the manufacture qtpaper ties,
and they are thoroughly baked in a own
at a high temperature. Under the pres
ent imperfect conditions and appliances it
takes considerable time to make a tie, but
with everything built in accordance with
my plans they can be turned out quicker^
than they can be cut from trees, and at a
much less cost."?New York. Tribune. !
Servants of the Knglluh Aristocracy.
The children of the farmers are proud
to be token as servants of the hall; the
gamekeepers|and bailiffs and head garden
ers are the grandees o? the inferior world.
All tins class of dependents, by far the
most comfortable of the laboring people
in England, live only to serve their bet
ters, to coutribote to their comfort and
grandeur. Their very numbers are a part
of the pomp of the aristocracy. They
come to look upon themselves as the ap
purtenances of rank, while the humbler
sort, those who live in the gardens and
stables and kennels of the lords, or the
house servants who pass their existence
cleaning their siver, preparing their
viands, whitening their hunting breeches,
and dressing their hair, have no concep
tion of a state of things in which
man is equal to man. They do their
work, not as self-respecting people do in
other countries?for hire, as a matter of
business exchanging labor for pay?but
for the honor of It; for love sometimes,
and always because it Is proper, because
it is their duty add their place to wait on
the lords.?Adam Badeau's Letter.
Printer* Ink and Photography.
For the benefit of those persons not
familiar with processes by which
photography is used in connection
with printer's ink, It may be well
to describe it briefly. A sheet of
gloss is covered with a lilm of sensitized
gelatine, upon which the light coming
through a photographic negative is al
lowed to fall. Whenever the light conies
through unobstructed the gelatine is made
insoluble: elsewhere it will absorb water
' like a sponge. After being washed in
j water an ink roller is passed over the
j gelatine surface, and it is found that
; where the gelatine is hard and dry the
! ink "takes," but where it is spongy and
! full of water itdoes not take. From such a
j plate pictures in printer's ink can-be made
j with an ordinary press. The same plate
i suffices for thousands of copies sometimes,
! and gives a delic.-icy of tone which prom
ises to drive wood and steel cuts oiit of all
line books. Carefully made pictures by
this process are unquestionably finer than
photographs.?New York Post.
The Germ Theory In 1731.
It has tieen found that Pasteur's germ
theory wns anticipated more than a cen
tury and a half ago by a physician of
Lyons named Goifton, who, in writing
about the origin of the great plague, in
17LM, made the following statement:
".Minute insects or worms alone con ex
plain these diseases. It is true they are
not visible; but it does not therefore fol
low that they are non-existent. It is only
that our microscopes are not at present
powerful enough to show them. "Wc can
easily imagine the" existence of creatures
which bear the same propoitlon to mites
that mites benr to elephants. No other
hypothesis con explain the facts. Neither
the malign influence of the stars, nor ter
restrial exhalations, nor miasmata, nor
atoms, whether biting or burning, acid or
bitter, could regain theii vitality once
they had lost It. If on the other hand, we
admit the existence of minute living crea
ture, we understand how infection can be
conveyed in a latent condition from one
place to break out afresh in another."?
Philadelphia hack drivers and grave
diggers ore moving to do away with Sun
The mortality among the children ol
New Orleans has been remarkable this
Cured by S. S. S.
Contumtri iliuuld not confute our Specl?c
wil/i ths numeruu? imitation*, substitute*,
potash an<l mercury mixtures which are got
ten up to tell, not on their own merit, but r.n
the merit of our remedy. An imitation Is
always a fraud and a cheat, and they thrive
only as they can stealfrom Vu article lmllat< d.
Trcatircon Wood and Skin Oltease* uialird
free. For sale by all druggist*.
TUE SWIFT SPECIFIC CO.,
Drawer 3, Atlanta, On.
S. S. S. vs. POTA
I h.ivc had blood poison for ton years. I know I have taken one bnndrcd bottle of
iodide of potash in that time, but It did mc no good. Last summer my face, neck, body
and limbs were- covered with sores, and I conld ecarccly use my arms on account of rheu
matism in my shoulders. I took S. S. S., and it has done me more good than all oilier medi
cines I have taken. My face, body and neck arc perfectly clear and clean, and my rheu
matism is entirely cone. I weighed 116 pounds when 1 begun the medicine, and I now weigh
152 pounds. My first bottle helped mc greatly, and gave mc an appetite like a strong man.
I would not be without S. S. S. for several times its weight in gold.
C. E. MITCHELL, W. 23d St. Ferry, New York.
JOHN C. WHETSTONE,
ROWESVILLE. S. C,
Practical Machinist and Millwright,
THE SMITH IMPROVED GIN, FEEDER AND CONDESSER.
ALSO AGENT FOR THE
TAYLOR AND DAY STATE ENGINES, GRIST -MILLS. At'..
^*9"\Vill (inter Machinery of any kind when requested to do so.
23TRepairin.g of all kinds (if -Machinery a specialty. All orders promptly attended
to. Address as above.
CHARLESTON, S. C.
HIGH GRADE FERTILIZERS! HIGH GRADE FERTILIZERS!
SOLUBLE GUANO (highly amnmniated.)
HIGH GRADE KILL FEKT1LIZ1
James Van Tassel
B>i: VB.I'SC I>
CHOICE FAMILY GROCERIES,
Wines, Liquors and Segars,
4 T MY ESTAHLISILMENT (AN LIE L'UUXD ALI. THE STAND Alt 1
i'l arriclcs of GROCERIES at Keck Hotteln Prices, as well as purest and bes
WINES, LIQUORS, &c, sold anywhere. Also the clinic.-; SEGARS AND TODACCC
to be found in the market.
JAMES VAN TASSEL.
To the Public. rorSale.
kpiioituuitfiHU 1: i> .1 Eiisin
TAKE PEE ASCII E IN AN- I Calves. One yearling registered; J er
nouncing that I will run the lee liusi
ness from May 1st, isso. Customers pleas*
reserve your orders and ohlige.
ja 11 i? CHARLES P. BRUN50N.
sey Hull. Kugistered Ayre?hirc heifer:
Several gcade heifers as also several Mile'
Cows hi milk. Apply to
E. N. CH1S0LM,
Rowesvillc, s. C.
JOHN A. HAMILTON,
lies, Olis, k,
ORANGEBURG. S. C,
The GULLET! STEEL BRUSH, COT
TON BLOOM, and Improved TAYLOR
Prices as. low as in the State, Work 'guar
anteed, Terms accommodating. Also, fur
nishes Saws, Ribs, and parts of Gins for
repairs, Bristles, &c.
Brass CHECK VALVES, Piping, Coup
lings, Round and Sheet Gum Packing,
Babbitt Metal, &c!, &e.
SUGAR MILLS, and SYRUP KET
TLES furnished at factory prices.
Jolin A. Hamilton.
JOHN C. PIKE,
ORANGEB?RG, S 15.
Call and examine, my Goods before
purchasing. They aretirstclass and
my prices are as low as the lowest.
JOHN C. PIKE.
Twenty-five Years Experience.
' T, DeChiavette,
Watch Makki: AND Jewelek,
A ltd dealer In Watches, Clocks, .Jewelry
xx Spectacles, Silver and Plated Ware and
Musical Instruments. All work warranted
fun... vcar. Orangeburg. . C.
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n thceountv. ' M. M. METTS,
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\ LI. PERSONS HAVING C LAIMS
i\ against the Estate m Thomas H.
Zimmerman, dec ased, will present the
same duly attested to the undersigned, and
all persons indebted to .said Estate will
make payment to Moss & Dantzlor, Attor
neys at Law. Orangeburg. S. C.
Qualified Eecutor of Estate of Thomas
11. Zimmerman, deceased. July ?-3t