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A boutonniere! A dainty thing
Were I a poet I would sing
In flowing verso thy beauties rare,
Ihe steel clad knight wore on his crest
A ribbon from bis lady's breast;
The modem lover still doth wear
A bud from her corsage bouquet,
Some heliotrope in volute spray,
A tendril, too, of maiden's hair?
Ah boutonniere I
Those tendrils wind around my heart,
'Che rosebud's thorns have made me smart;
Would I coukl think thou wert no snare,
A North East (Md.) citizen has had a coffin
made similar to the one hi which Gen. Grant
was buried, and has requested his family to
inter him in it after his decease.
A party of New York Bohemians propose
to establish a large cigar factory at Sag
Harbor, which will give employment to
, about 1,000 men and girls.
San Francisco boys stole the roof of the
new city hall, which is of lead, taking it
away piece by piece.
Iowa towns are loaded up with oleomar
garine sold by houest old Wisconsin farmers
as genuine dairy butter.
A vessel secured $4,500 worth of sponge
In one week's trip along the Florida coast
A statue of Guautinioc, now being erected
at Paseo, Mexico, will cost the Mexicans
A Kansas baby has an eye in the back of
A Noted French Writer.
Jean Richepin, who has just had a play j
brought out at the Theatre Francois, once bo
longed to a band of gypsies. The chiefs sis
tor fell in love with him and asked him to
, marry her, the penalty for refusing being
death. He coyly asked for time to think the j
matter over, and then fled from the camp and |
went to Paris. There he led the maddest
Und of a Bohemian existence, played on the I
stage with Sarah Bernhardt, whoso most J
favored lover he was, and when bo became I
weary of her too demonstrative devotion he
fled to the Sahara to escape her. Now he
seems in the way to become an altogether
proper and conventional memt>er of society.
Want to Know the Time.
One of the features of a Thanksgiving J
service in a Minneapolis church was a strik- I
? ingly beautiful cornet solo. After tho service
a reporter asked the organist the name of the
piece. "It is beautiful, as you say," said tho
musician, cautiously, 'but it is so pai ticularly
secular that the good Presbyterians hero
would be shocked if they knew what it was."
This answer was printed, and now all Minne
apolis is trying to find out just what that
cornet player played.
Gold Lands in Africa.
The St. Louis Globe-Democrat, referring to
a contract recently undo between a London
mining company and an American manu- i
faciuring firm, says it is oue of the most re
markable ou record. The company proposes
to work extensive gold lands in Africa, and
needing a large lot of machinery, inquired in
all the large cities of Europe and America,
and finally placed its order with an American
firm. There are to be six stamp mills, com
Doctor and Lawyer.
St Louis has a physician who guarantees
to cure almost any disease for a good round
sum, which must always bo paid in advance.
Of courso ho often fails, and then the patient !
wants his money bad:. The doctor employs
a lawyer for just such emergencies, and pays
him $5,000 a year salary. The lawyer is se
skillful in pacifying angry imtients and com
promising with implacable ones that tho
doctor is atlo to make about $6,000 a j'ear
above all expenses.?New York Sun.
Cure for Snake Bite.
Ida Newman, of Quihl, Tex., was bitten
by a snake aud died, and Alaj. Henry Brown |
writes thus to The Pearsall News: ''I read in
your last issue of the death from snake bite of
little Ida Newman, of Quihl, and my heart
almost blod for her parents, under tho belief
that if they had immediately applied a warm, I
wet poultice of tobacco the little innocent
would havo survived. Two just such bites
were overcome in just that way near me at
Belton in 1858."
An Odd Silver Dollar.
Milkman David Whitney is the possessor of
a silver dollar on which tho head of tho god
dess of liberty stands ut right angles with the ;
"buzzard" on tho other ride, as if the old lady
had been knocked down and tho bird was !
about to commence a oanquet upon her flesh. I
At the Birmingham bank the specimen was
pronounced genuine, but entirely unique and '
unexplainable.?Ansunia (Conn.) Sentinel.
Destitution In tho Mountains.
There is said to be much destitution among
the whites in the mountain region of Giles
county, Va. Many peoplo live in open
cabins, which afford less shelter in winter for
their occupants than do tho barns and other
buildings iu the north used for tho shelter of
livo stock. In winter the women and chil
dren are without shoes and stockings, and
havo scarcely sufficient clothing to cover !
Several years ago a young girl near Aiken,
S. C, was in tho act of placing a pitcher on a !
fence post when she was struck dead by light- !
uiag. Since then the pitcher has remained on
the post, safe by superstition from the touch
of negroes, who believe that the arm which
touches it will bo paralyzed. Storms and cy- j
clones and earthquakes have not displaced it, 1
although the post which holds it is fast crum
bling with decay.
If any readers have received postal cards
mailed at Atlanta, Ga., and written any time
between 1SS3 and last week, they may hero |
read an explanation of the delay. The post
master the other day found over fifty postal '
cards that had fallen under a board of tho ?
letter box. Some of them were three years !
old. There was nothing to do but to mad
them, as it would be a violation of the law to j
Died in Disgrace.
Several Russian engineers were recently
tried on a charge of having defrauded the
government. Among those who were found
guilty was the chief of the department, Col.
Bernard. When he wa^ put into the prison
suit and his decorations were removed from
his breast, ho was struck with apoplexy and
died on the spot
The Noted Confederate.
John S. Mosby is a slight, bent, blonde man,
with a cold gray eye containing no more ex
pression than a boy's marble. He talks
slowly, never gets excited and does not know
what fear i?.?Detroit Free Press.
Have you paid the Printer ?
AMONG THE WARRING BIRDS.
Blucjays Who Acted the Part of Peace
maker.-?A Curious Story.
A resident of Memphis erected on his
lawn a large bird house, intended as she sum
mer bouse of a floelc of martins. It was a
three story affair, and three varieties of birds
inbabir-.d it?martins, bluebirds and spar
rows. The numbers were about equal. Tho
mixture of breeds did not appear to cause
discontent for a long time. Each bird nation
gathered stic ks and straw and other material
for nests, and harmony prevailed for weeks.
One day. however, the gentleman's family
discovered that there was something wrong
with the inhabitants of tho airy house on tho
lawn. There was unusual commotion, a
squealing, pecking and flattering which de
noted trouble in the hitherto happy family.
A close watch brought the further discovery
that the martins and bluebirds had joined
forces and were making a mighty effort to
drive the sparrows oh" the premises. The
sparrows battled pluckily for their home, but
were hi the end doomed to defeat and an ig
Opposite the lawn in a neighbors yard
stood several large oaks. A small colony of
bluejays had pre-empted homes there. The
sparrows on being forced from homes and
nests took refugo in the oaks. Their advent
was followed by bird chatter, and chirp and
squall, participated in by both sparrows and
jays. The noise attracted the family, and
now two households wore watching with in
terest tho actions of tho wingod tribes.
Shortly the sparrows, seemingly escorted
by a number of tho jays, returned to tho
lawu and house. This was followed by a
convention of bird music, m which tho jays
took tho prominent part. By and by the bed
lam of voices ceased, and the jays did the
talking or chirping. They soon returned to
tho oaks,- leaving quiet and peace on tho
lawn. Tho three bird colonies worked all
summer without further jar or disagreement.
Did the jays act the part of peacemakers4?
KxokukCor. Globe-Democrat ?
A Will to Negro.
Isaac Simonds, a negro, of Boston, Mass., is
turning white every day. He is over fiO years
old, and was once a slave. Kino years ngo,
while visiting in Louisville, Kv., he took
sick, and after a three weeks1 illness recov
ered. But ever since then his skin has been
gradually losing its ebony color, until now ho
would readily pass for a white man.
Hire* a Substitute.
When a wealthy Chinaman is sentenced to
ueath he repays the judge with a bland smile
and a low bow, and theo yawns and stretches
and goes home. He can in most cases hire a
substitute for ?>0 in American money to suf
fer in his stead, and is only troubled because
the trial interferes with his routine daily life.
?Detroit Free Press.
A Wooden Legged Cow.
Some eighteen montl* ago ou English
former successfully amputated ono of tho
hind legs of a valuable and well bred short
horn cow, the object being to retain the cow
for breeding purposes, while a wooden log
was RflLvcd to tlie stump. The cow is now a
mother, and has a fine bull calf running by
Candidates' Nur Scheme.
During the last canvass in St. Louis the
candidates instituted a new scheme. Thoy
kept a record known as a "black book," in
which they wrote the names of the "bleeders"
and "no goods," who are in the habit of work
ing candidates at election time.?New York
Tribune. ' ,
Tho Great Frondo Myth.
In speaking of Professor Norton's recent
work on Carlyle The St. James' Gazette
says: "The Carlyle fable?the great Froudo
myth of the dyspeptic literary monster and
tho martyred wife?was never thoroughly
believed in by a largo number of persons."
In Chicago, of Course.
Bridget?Ma'am, Oi've tuk tho crape ofTn
th3 dure. Phat will Oi do with it?
Chicago Widow?Put it away carefully,
Bridget It has already served on two of
these melancho'y occasions, and we cannot
tell what may happen.?Rambler.
Went All tho Way Down.
A negro -well digger in Leesburg, Ga,, was
alarmed at the disappearance of his crowbar,
which he was using hi the bottom of a well.
Investigation showed that a thin crust of
stone was between him and a pool of cold
water twenty feet in diameter. ?
Justice Miller, of th? United States supremo
bench, is tho John L Sullivan of that learned
body. It is said that his skill with Indian
clubs and boxing gloves has won him as
much respect as his knowledge of musty
Joe Demones, 15 years old, and black, went
down to the landing at Jc.Tersonville, Ind.,
to seo a steamboat go out. As he stood look
ing she blew her whistle viciously, and imme
diately the boy lost the power of speech and
hasn't spoken since.
A New Trick.
A New York sharper, who only had desk
room himself in an office, "rented" the rest of
tho place to an Englishman for $500 a year.
Tho money was paid in advance, and tho
sharper is now some distance in advance of
An Expired Treaty.
The treaty with Mexico which permitted
troops to cross from either country into the
other in pursuit of hostile Indians expired re
cently. United States troops now crossing
the line must go as citizens instead of as a
Locusts in Mexico.
Large swarms of locusts are again spread
ing d"vasiat ion in various parts of Mexico.
The inhabitants are engaged in a combined
efTort to extinguish tao pests, and thousands
are killed daily.?Chicago Times.
Wanted Moral Suasion.
A lad in South Boston having handed his
teacher a note reading, "Licking don't do lids
boy no good; talk tc him," provoked an in
quiry that led to tho discovery that he had
himself written tho note.
Wages in (i er in any.
For n day of ten hours a woman in Ger
many working in the fields gets 15 to 30
cents, a man 20 to 511 cents, seamstresses 20 to
50 cents, machinists and carpenters '."i cents
to SI, and masons $J.
A ?Ig Nugget.
A gold nugget weighing thirty-live pounds
and valued at $6,000, is on exhibition in San
Francisco. It was found in the northeastern
part of the state, and is the largest and finest
one ever unearthed.
A Strange Disease.
John Snyder, tho hoosier whoso only relief
from the effects of n strange disease is in al
most continual walking, shaves as ho walks,
and takes his meals on tho go.
Don't borrow your neighbor's paper.
THE GOOSE BONE'S PROPHECY.
A Farmer Soya It Promises an Open
Winter and a Good "Wheat Year.
??You may depsnd upon it," said ft Rode
land county farmer to a reporter last week,
"we will Lave an open winter and a good
wheat year; the goose bone says so," The
goose bone is accepted by many Rockland
county people us bettor authority than Wig
gins, or their Hackensack friend, De Voe.
In many farm houses it will soon be found
hanging in the hall, and upon its predictions
some men placo the fullest reliance.
The real prophetic bone, it 13 claimed, can
only bo obtained from a goose that was
hatched out in the spring, and the goose must
not 1)0 killed until the Indian summer has
passed away. A bone taken from agooso
hatched in May lost year has a row of dots
around the keel of it, indicating the tem
perature; aud the darker tho spots" the
colder the weather. It is claimed that
tho marks dividing the bone in
dicate tho throe winter months,. De
cember beginning at the front. Those
who havo read this year's bone carefully say
it indicates more regular weather thar that
of last year, and not so severe. There will
will not bo many days during which running
water will freeze. The coldest weather will
occur during the first half of January, and
in that time there will besereral days of
freezing. It will be the severest part of the
whole season. Near the point of the bone the
discoloration is a littlo heavy, thus showing
that the first day of winter will give proof of
the season's change. This will bo followed
by rising temperature and falling weather
January will be ushered in with cold and
the oold will strengthen as the days lengthen,
tho coldest day of tho winter being Jan. 6.
Tho severe weather w'll be brief, followed by
rising temperatures .i javy thaws, and
tho last half of the '.. ..ui will seo many rains
and snows. During February there will not
bo any very cold weather, but it will be a
rather disagreeable month., with snows and
rains. A few cold days will be all that Feb
ruary will contribute to winter. An early
and decided thaw is among the promises of
the bone The February thaw wilr1 overflow
the mountain streams, and disastrous floods
may be looked for.?New York Tribune.
PEOPLE OF NOTE.
Lewis H. Stanton, the only surviving son of
the great war secretary, is visiting in Wash
ington for tho first timo in several years. Mr.
Stanton lives at Morris, Minn., where ho has
a large stock farm in the delightful park
region which extends over the western and
northern part of that state. He is a young
man, considerably less in staturo than his
father, but resembling him very much in face
and mental characteristics. He lives a quiet,
uneventful life, shunning politics as he would
a prairie fire.
Mr. Heron-Allen, the palm reader, who is
now the object of fashionable adoration in
New York, is a great traveler. His hobby is
the orient and tho eastern question. He is the
author of many of tho "Queer Stories" that
appear in London Truth, anc in addition to
his literary acquirements is quite a linguist
He is a close personal friend of Capt Burton,
! the African traveler, and is twice as hand
some as Oscar Wilde.
William Lockport Hunter, tho famous
Texan hero, who was ono of tho fourteen sur
vivors of tho massacre of Goliad, died a few
days since at Austin, Tex. He was also ono
of tho three men who left the fated Alamo in
the hopo of securing help for the gallant gar
rison. At the timo of his dofitn he had
reached his 80th year.
Capt Billy "Walsh, of tho Salvation Army,
attracts considerable attention whenever be
takes his wallts abroad, for on tho front of
his red ehirt nro tho words, "Jesus calls you,"
and on the back, "A burning hell awaits the
careless," and his belt is labeled, "Eternity."
The captain picks a banjo extremely well
Mrs, Margaret Jerome, widow of Gen.
Jerome, the dashing Confederate officer, died
in a New York tenement house recently', hav
ing existed for several years past in abject
poverty. She persistently refused aid from
tho charitable, ami is said to havo died cf a
A cousin of Charles Dickons, who is said to
be living in New York under very straitened
circumstances, absolutely refuses to sell valu
able autograph letters of the great novelist,
though handsome prices have been offered by
Gerald Maxwell is the stage name of a son
of Miss Braddon, tho novelist, who is a mem
ber of Wilson Barrett's company. Ho is
very clover, and promises to become a good
Richard H. Davis, who is coming to tho
front as a writer of stories for children, is
said to inherit his literary talent from his
mother, Rebecca Harding Davis.
M. Gounod U being pushed by his friends
for a chair among the Forty Immortals, but
ho docs not himself covet tho honor, and it is
even doubtful if he would accept it
Postmaster General Vllas takes his noon
day lunch at a dairy restaurant, where ho
gets a mug of milk and a piece of apple pie
for fifteen cents.
Gen. Ncal Dow, who was on the bond of
his fton-in-law, W. E. Gould, tho defaulting
Portland cashier, has paid the $20,000 ho was
It is said that ex-Queen Isabella still clings
to tho hopo that she will some day again bo
seated on tho throno of Spain.
Secretary Lamar considors James Russell
Lowell tho best writer of pure English now
Ex-Senator Roscoe Conkling never put a
farthing upon a bom race, and does not
know how to gamble.
Mark Twain is now caid to be worth some
thing like .1 million and a half.
Mr.?. Theodore Tilton is in n Protestant
convent at Newark.
Levy is going to play his cornet around tho
An Intelligent Dog.
Connecticut has just lost in tho death of
Carlo, a dog of Farmer Tucker of Oxford,
one of her most intelligent residents. It is
said that it was common for Mrs. Tucker to
send dinner by Carlo to men at work about a
milo from tho house. The workmen would
send him homo with a pail fcr water and ho
would return with it. Two of the men after
cutting wood on ono sido of tho mountain
went over on to the other side. Carlo find
ing an ax, and thinking it left by mistake,
brought it home, a hnlf milo or more He
would lend a horso by the halter. Ho knew
different tools by their names. He knew n
few fami?es by name. Mr. Tucker, one day,
holding a letter in his hand and saying, "I
wish Mi-s. Chatfield could see this letter,"
Carlo, unbidden, advanced, took it in his
mouth and carried it past several houses to
the houso of the person named and presented
it to her.?New York Sun.
Answered Every Purpose.
The Virginia Free I^ais was bound to illus
tr?te its report of the election returns, and as
it had no rooster, flag, cannon or eagle cut it
used tho remainder of a probably unpaid cir
cus bill in the shape of a flno giraffe.
This paper only ?1.50 per^uium.
ftT , THE AFRICAN RACE.
We recently met with a well-known colored porter of a Pullman car, who runs from
Atlanta to New York. His name is Augustus L. Grant, and he lives at No. 250 Hayne Street,
Atlanta, Ga. He said: " I would like to publish for the benefit of consumptives and tor the
comfort of their friends, how I haye been rescued from a consumptive's grave. I know that
many people think the colored people do not have consumption, but I know from experience
that it is a great mistake. Seven years ago I became a subject of this forlorn disease and was
so pronounced by my physicians. My lungs became badly affected, my cough was awful, at
times almost shaking me to pieces. My general health broke down and so declined that I
became helpless and reduced in_ flesh almost to a shadow. Terrible night sweats; no appetite
or digestion; more and more pain in my lungs. I suffered more and more; my cough became
exceedingly exhaustive, discharging great quantities of pus and consumptive matter. I had in
the meanwhile the best treatment; some of the best physicians prescribed for me and became
interested Jn my case. But after two or three years' treatment, finding that 1 continued to
grow worse, they one by one abandoned the case until at last they were all agreed that .it was
only a question of time with me, and the time was thought to be very short. In this condition,
with oae foot as it were in the grave, and making my preparations to go through the dark
waters cf death, one of my physicians mentioned to me a remedy which might be tried as a
last resort. His reasoning was that consumption being nothing more than ulcers on the lungs,
why is it that a remedy which will cure an ulcer on the body will not cure ulcers on the lungs?
At his suggestion I procured a bottle of Swift's Specific and began to take it. I felt so much
benefitted from the first bottle that I persevered in the use of it, and 1 iv improvement was
almost as rapid as it was wonderful, My appetite came back to me, m; digestion was good,
my strength was rapidly regained, my lungs healed over nicely, my cough left me gradually,
and I went to work with a new lease on life. For the last four or five months I have not
lost a day's wages nor felt a symptom of that terrible disease that had brought me SO near the
brink of the grave. My physician three months ago pronounced me sound and well?not a
trace of lung trouble. lie to-day, Tuly 16th, made another examination, and tells me that my
lungs are as sound as anybody's, f feel perfectly well, and I know I am entirely cured, and
that I owe my life ro s. S. S., which was prescribed by the physician. My advice to every
man, v ,>man uni child who has weak lungs is to take S. S. S. It cured me sound and well
after all the doctors and all other medicine had failed, and I want every sufferer to know it."
Treatise oa Blood ? Slia Diseases mailed free. The Swift Specific Co., Drawer 3, Atlanta, Go.
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and continuous lacings in back and
Warranted and for sale by
GEO. If. CORNELSON.
THE TEA POT
!Peter C. Branson
Announces that he has opened the
TEA POT UNDER WAY'S HALL,
And invites an inspection of GOODS and PRICES.
I have determined to start out by giving the BEST VALUE for the
LEAST MONEY. Anything in the Eating Line, from the fresh Teas
to a pound of Flour will be sold at the Smallest Possible Margin. You
will certainly get fresh Goods and Guaranteed at Lowest Prices.
Re sure to call on ine when you want Groceries, and you will save
aug. 1.1880. PETER C. BRUNSON.
UNDER WAV'S if A LL.
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CHOICE FAMILY GROCERIES,
Wines, Liquors and Segars,
A T MY ESTABLISHMENT CAN DE FOUND ALL THE STANDARD
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Send for our hook, "Message to Woman,"
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HIGH GRADE RICE FERTILIZERS.
All orders promptly fdled.
? R. M. MEA.NS, Treasurer.
I have removed to Dr. J. G,
Wannamaker's old stand next
door to Messrs. Vose & Salley,
where I am ready to sell you
anything in the way of
at the lowest possible prices.
I have also added to my stock
a line line of CIGARS' AND
Country Merchants will do
well lo call on nie for Tinware,
Candy and Cigais which I pro
prose to sell them at wholesale
as cheap as they can buy it for
in Charleston or elsewhere.
Charles A. Calvo, Jr.,
BOOK AND JOB PRINTER
?9 RICHARDSON STREET,
COLUMBIA, S. C.
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Several grade heifers as also several Milch
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E. N. CHISOLM,
Rowesviile, S. C.
<'lay l.niiil for Sale.
ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY
or two hundred acres of clay land for
sale at a low figure. Distant two mile'
from Fort Motte, on the Belleville Roa
This is one of the best cotton farms in tl
countv. Apply to W. C. HANE,
or J. K. HANK,
Oct. 28- ' Fort Motte, S. C