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VOL.11. MANNINGI CLXRENDOY COUNTY, S. C WEDNESDYNO. 13.
with this little maltlea. wtiose indiffer
ence to all his attentions only made her
more charming and desirable in his
So it was not strange that one day
while on one of their numerous excur
sions,and while Teddy had gone farther
down the river to fish, he should take
this most excellent onportunity of wak
ing Llew acquainted'with his great love
for her, and offer her his heart and
Llew, taken by burprise, replies, in
the usual wav, that She is sorry, but
does not care enough for him to marry
him, etc. Only one consolation does
she give him, and that is that she loves
no one else. So Phil is comforted in a
degree, thinking that some day he may
be able to win her love.
He leaves her there and wanders down
the banks of the river, for in his great
disappointment he can hardly bear to
Suddenly he hears a sharp cry and his
heart almost stands still, for it is Llew's
voice. Can she have fallen into the wa
ter? Blaming himself for leaving her
there alone and so near the water, he
rushes back and sees Llew standing on
the bank wringing her hands while in
the water he discovered Teddy.
Without hesitation lie throws off his
coat and leaps into the river. He is a
good swimmer, but Teddy has become
unconscious and is very heavy, and it
is not without difficulty he gets him to
Uew is standing perfectly motionless.
but this moment has brought her to the
knowledge that she loves Phil Delmarre
with all her heart, and that without him
her future life would be a dreary blank.
When Phil reaches the bank with the
unconscious boy in his arms he carries
him to his uncle's house, which is not
Llew follows, silent and unremon
strating, and they soon reach the place
where Mr. Delmarre is enjoying his
morning cigar on the porch, and as the
procession neared the Ateos he called
out to Phil in a F offc ce:
"Hello! What s up now? Looks as if
you'd been near the river!"
"Yes. We've had an accident," re
plied Phil, still holding the boy in his
Here the old housekeeper made her
appearance, much to the relief of Phil,
who beo'an to give orders for her to pre
pare a Fed for his little charge, and for
once she did not -wait for her master's
bidding, because the distressed looks
on Llew's face., who was standing by,
touched the heart of the old woman.
When Llew was left alone with the
old gentleman she summoned all her
courage and walked up to his chair and
stood fore him, much to his surprise,
for all the neighbors had looked upon
him as an ocre, and no one had ever
before been inown to speak to him un
less it was absolutely necessary.
"Mr. Delmarre, I am very sorry that
we have been obliged to intrude upon
your quiet household, but it was quite
unavoidable, and I can only hope our
stay will be as short as possible."
9he stood waiting for an answer, but
received none save a deep grunt, which
ver nearly made her jump.
Just then Phil came out, his drippin&
garments being changed for a dar
suit that was very beeoming to him.
"You had best' go to your brother,"
he said in polite tone. leading the
"Yes, but let me first endeavor to
thank you for the great service you have
--" but here she was interrupted by
-*Let us not discuss that. I am now
going for a physician. There is the
room," and he hurried away. Llew and
Mrs. Smith made Teddy as conifortable
as possible, but when he recovered from
his sleep he was delirious. WVhen Phil
and the doctor came he was in a restless
The good old doctor pronounced hin
too ill to be moved for a week or two,
to Llew's great horror. To stay a week
with that horrid old man!
None knew what the old man thought,
for he kept his thoughts to himself, and
sat most of the day on the porch with
either a cigar or paper.
Phil next went to Teddy's aunt, but
Teddy would have no one near him but
Llew, so her aunt packed a few things
in a valise and sent them to her.
It was not long until the whole town
had heard of the accident, and one and
all declared that "it was the strangest
thing they had ever heard of that old
John Delmiarre would allow them folks
at his home."
Mr. Chesleigh, Aunt Mary, and the
doctor paid regular visits at the farm,
and Teddy improved slowly under
Lew's tender care. She seldom left his
bedside, and her newly-discovered love
grew stronger as she learned more of
Phil's noble nature. He was the hgoht
of the house, kind to everybody, butihis
great kindness to Teddy would have
won Llew's heart alone.
At last the day has come for Teddy's
departure, and preparatory to this Llew
1has persuaded him to take a nap. She
is sitting near the lounge, her deft fin
rs busily employed in putting the
fishing touches to a smoking-cap bor
Mr. Delmarre, Sr., whose heart she has
won by making herself necessary to his
comfort in a thousand little ways, such
as reading his newspapers to him
and making dainty dishes for his lunch.
In the meantime her thoughts are
with Mr. Delmarre, Jr., whose heart
she had won long ago.
Suddenly the dioor 'opens and the ob
1ject of her thoughts conies into the
-room. With a pretty gesture she places
one finger on her lips for silence.
Thinking himself unwelcome, he is tip.
toeing his way out of the room when he
Shears his name, "Phil," pronounced in
soft, low tones.
Turning with a surpried glance he
retraces his steps and comes to her side,
and is still more astonished to see her
Spiquant face bent low over her work,
and covered with blushes.
"Phil," she repeats. with one swift.
shy, upward glance, "do you remember
that o-nce I said I could never repay you
for sa~ving Teddy's life" her voice
"I beseech of you not to allude to thai
day," for he remembers another inci
det of that very day-one that brings
pnflthouhts to him.
"BtI have changed iny mind. and
wilgv on a very worthless gift. but
one hatyouonce asked for, and-and,'
hen breaking down and covering hei
lace awith nvr t :. - . rIhi Dun't I
you understaund: Muit I propli to
But ji' i -I- i rinu-tinii T d'iv raise-s
upou on. elboV.and is;1 w.ping the
interestin:: p '-i ling n1 :i: i'x' large
-Well, l.hw I. i -- thought, vou
had tof e--:._ but ' I di(Int th1ink
ou'd haeth l tI,-- t f rl
"O0h. Teddv: cri* Lit-w re~proachiful
lv wh 1,.-,.rpin "hek<-z. while Phil
breaX.- into ;iln iudignifivai roar. at
which Lh-w's fa-'- grown rst'r still, as
she be:ts :1 hai v re-:r:t!, hwt rushe, in
to th nrmni of old Mr. ihm:irre. who,
holding hr. :ii marches into the
"What's m, now?" he exelaims with
a smile tiat h:-. beicom' quite common
to him d::rin Lw's .
When Phifs Lxplana:tion is giveU lie
says to L-ew.
"So I'm niot to lose you after all? I
had quite decidi-d to aik you to remain
here. if thris scani didn't." nodding
toward Pi:il. "ufor you have becone quite
indispensable to --the f, mily.
Then, tin- ha d of the con
fused gor!, h-- acd it in Phil's and
gently u,hed tieim ifroi thr.e roon
From there thy gro into the little
Here V.. w ill r..:'s fr lack of space
and leave our - 'rs to imagine what
took phlce in the garden.
A Story of Storrs.
"Yes, the late Emery A. Storrs was a
character, sure enoizh," remarked an
attorney who had grovfn gray in the
service.' 11an :!Tcdautcs have been
told of hi.s wtierfi talent for word
painting and gift of rmp:artr, but noth
ing I have ever heard quite equaled the
effect on mie of a little speech he made
the first time I saw him, a full score of
years ago. He renresented the plaintiff
in some commonplace action. and the
lawyer for the defendant was a young
mani just branching out. 1he suit, i
think, was for breach of contract, or
something similar. The budding attor
ney. who shall be nameless here, was
well aware of Storrs' ibility. and ac
cordingly prepared1 his case with the
greatest care. After the evidence had
all been heard he stood before the jury
and delivered a memorized speech,
.which was about 200 degrees higher
than the subject. Storrs followed him
- -If the court pleases, gentleman of
the jury: I am sure that I voice the com
mon sentiment of us all-Judge, jurors,
spectators-when I say that the address
of the gentleman who has just spoken
has been to us a great delight. I have
likened it in my own mind to some
great edifiee-stie magnificent work of
architecture. But I am nuzzled to de
termine the partibular school to which
it belongs. It is not Doric; it is too
ornate for that. It is not Corinthian; it
is not ornate enough for that. It is not
Ionic; it is too strong and massive to be
Ionic. At this very moment, gentle
men, a story comes to my memory that
solves the problem. You all remember
the old gray church-the Second Pres
byterian, Dr. Patterson's-which used
to stand on the corner of Wabash
avenue and Washington street. It was
a beautiful edifice, with its masonry of
gray, its great decorated windows, its
castellated towers. One day an old
man and his wife came for the first time
from their country home to see this
great city; they walked up and down
and marveled -as they saw the busy
streets, the Court-House, the stores, the
warehouses on the river, and finally
they stood before the old gray church
Arms akimbo they gazed upon it in si
lent awe; but then the old gentleman,
turning one eve on his wife and holding
the edifice fas't by the other, said: "Nan
cy, what asplndid specimen of cathartic
"The jury was convulsed, the effect
of the other speeech utterly destroyed,
and Storrs won his case."
A MercifulI Man.
"The merciful man is merciful to his
beast." Yet how many farmers,. and
especially farmers' boys, after heating a
team in driving to the village, think no
thing of letting them stand' about the
streets for hours at a time, perhaps with
not even a blanket, while they are gos
siping near a warm stove or taking ex
ercise about their ordinary business.
A citizen of Kalamazoo, Mich., got a
happy thought and, being a humane
man, acted on it. N oticing the exposure
of teams coming to the city, especially
in cold and stormy weather, he deter
mined to give farmers an opportunity to
make their horses comfortable during
their stay. He purchased land just .off
the principal street and proceeded with
his undertaking. He was made the sub
ject of many joles from all quarters for
is "foolish enterprise," but he went on
and carried out his plan, and to-day
there is nothing in Kalamazoo so popu
lar with country people coming to the
city on business as the farmers' sheds.
They are described as follows:
On the right is a waiting-room, well-fur
nished and comfortably warmed, supplied
with hooks for overcoats and hats and ward
robes, and apartments for ladies' wraps; in
another room are tables and a restaurant;
as you pass into thre yard is a tank of water
for horses. You drive up to the platform of
the waiting-room, you and -our ladies
alight by simply stepping on the platform;
you hand a dime to an attendant hostler
and he takes your horse and buggy, to an
empty stall to stand until you call,gtving him
all needed attention. Give two dim es, and
your horse is not only attended to but fed.
.n either case you are entitled to thegv
leres of the waithig-r-om, which inc~udes
tables where you may partake of your own
lunch, free, or for a low rate you have as
ample a bill of fare to choose from as you
may desire. When you choose you and
yours go out on the street, transact your
business, do all your errands, and return to
the shed waiting-room.
Sundays these sheds are filled. Ladies
arrange their toilets, leave their extra
wraps, and on their return from church
they take a w;arm soapstone, get thor
oughly warm, and find it much pleas
anter than formerly, before these sheds
were offered. A portion of these sheds
have doors and locks, so if a man conmes
in and desires perfect safety from thieves
he can have it. Why should not all
principal villages have those humane
helps to the comfort of farmers' horses?
Dr. Oliver Wendell H~olmes is still a
The aver-green Pine.
a Vabant tree is the ever-green pine,
Tbat rows on the bleak mountain side;
Not a fear does it feel of the win# or the
As it stands like a king in its pride.
The lightnings may flash 'round its tall wav
Ad e wind 'mid its branches may rave:
But It stands In Its strength like a 1ion at bay,
Ora hero, who'l ne'er be a slave
sorrowful tree is the ever-green pine
That grows in the sweet smiling vale,
It murmurs forever a low, plaintive song
That resembles a 'lorn lover's wall.
it stretches its strong. shady branches abroad
And it sighs to the flowers below.
And it tells of the sorrow corroding its heart
To the breezes that merrily blow.
Oh. a beautiful tree is the ever-green pine
That grows on the hllrs sloping side;
it shelters the woodbird, gives shade to the
And makes cheerful our house. far and
Then honored and loved be the ever-green
Tet fears neither Ughtnin nor gale.
And cherished still more be e sorrowful tree
That sighs in the sweet smlb3i vale.
-"Oh, Teddy, can't you get any more
apples uan this? I'm sure I could if I
-were only up there," cried the girl
standn' with up-turned face under an
old ale tree, from which a small boy
was trying in vain to gather a few ap
"Iknow you could. Do come up,
Llew. There is no one here to see, and
I won't tell."
"Why, Teddy Chesleigh! I am eigh
teen years old." with indignant em
"Well, I didn't suppose you'd do it.
But there is a bough of daisy apples
right near the fence. You might reach
"I will," she replies, after a moment's
hesitation. "Here goes." and looking
around to assure herself that no one was
within sight, she tossed down her hat
and mounts with nimble steps the rick
ety old fence, catching the branch,
heavily laden with delicious fruit.
*Oh, Teddy, they are elegant!" she
exclaimed. with a gay little laugh,
.disclosing a row of white, even little
She makes a perfect picture there, her
-uplifted arms forming a frame for the
bright, laughing face with its crown of
;bonnie brown hair, which the wind
.blows recklessly about, and her slender
in a close-fitting dress of soft,
gi gray, standing out in bold re
ow aganst the blue sk, while the wind
throwming the dress aside, shows a pretty
little foot and a slender little ankle.
Clutehing the branch lightly in both
little brown hands, she gave a vigorous
shake, when looking down to note the
"Sult of her shaking, she sees. much
so her horror, a young gentleman,
equipped for hunting, standing not far
of, whom she immediately recognizes
as one whom she had met during the
past winter at Albany.
With a little gasp she turns her crim
on fae up to her brother with a re
roachfu glance, but, undaunted by
,er indignant looks, the shameless
youngster sits grinning in the tree
apparently enjoying the situation im
The gentleman turns toward the more
friendly face and addresses a few re
marks to him about the apples, thus
giving Llew an opportunity for descend
from her exalted position.
en she is again on the ground, she
tries in vain to smooth her hair, which
is blowing in dire confusion all over her
'face. The gentleman now raises his
hunting-cap, and smilingly offers his
hband, saying, "Miss Chesleigh, 1 be'
"Yes," she answers, her face bright
'with bhus'hes, as she hesitatingly holds
<out a little, tanned hand. "Am I not
:speaking to Mr. Deinmarre?"
-"At your service. I must beg pardon,
3Miss Clhesleigh, for my untimely intru
ion," with a smile still Jurking in his
dark eyes as he looks at the still-con
"I grant it, but I wish to assure you
hat I do not do such undignified things
aften, but the fruit did look so tempt.
m'tte congratulate you on your
saooes," glancing at the goodly number
which lay on the ground. "I used to
be quite an expert in such matters, and
have come into this country to renew
mysk ill, and as a beginning have start.
edotto hunt, but awkwardly broke
my gnat the first attempt to use it.'
ehnLlew calls to Teddy, who is
~teigup the apples, and adjusts hxer
"Come. Teddy, it is eretting' late, and
auntie will be worrie<T about us. Be
sides it is tea time." Then she says tc
Mr. Delmnarre: "I must say owood-by foi
to-day, but if you spend &e summei
.here we will be such near neighbori
that we shall probably see each othea
"Allow me to walk with you, as I g<
"this way and am begning to think il
is supper time, also. Then, .as silence
'ives consent, he walks on with them
'epnK Teddy carry the fruit. The eon
'versatron Is carried on chiefly by Tedd:
and Philip during their short .walk, foi
ILlew has not yet quite regained hei
When they reach home and Mr. Del
smarre has left them Teddy receives
err scolding, but, as usual, prove
invunerable. But Llew succeeds ui
etrnga promise that he will never
never t 'l.For she knows her Aun
Mary, a sedate spinster of uncertair
age, who has presided over the house
hold since the death of their mother
would be utterly shocked.
Her father is a middle-aged gentle
man, almost too indulgent at times ta
his motherless children. He seldor
goes away from his farm, but Lle~
spends several months of each winte
with h''- fashionable cousins in Albany
where she had met Mr. Delmarre.
Adjoining the Chesleigh farm is th
land of "old John Delmarre," as he i
generally called, a crutsy old bachelor
whom none of his neighbors know ex
.cept by sight. He is the uncle of Phi
Delmarre, who is the old man's favor
ite, and as we have said he had comn
to ed the summer months with hi
The summer months passed quickl
by, and Phil, in spite of all the beauta
ful women he had seen, and womez
em. who had bestowed on him thei
A Blow at Stripes--.Some Esthetic Gowns
Taken from Old Picture%.
(From the New York Star.)
The season has reached a point that
is not productive of novelties in the
world of fashion, which whirls on in a
repetition of its toilets, scarcely paus
ing to breathe a sigh or drop a tear
for the dead General, whose magnifi
cent presence so recently graced the
festive board, carrying sunshine in
his smile, while his heart was darken
ed by blighted hope and unrealized
dreams. On:y personal association
with the latest of the dead heroes re
vealed the unselfish eonsideration of
his nature, which was as punctillious
in matters of etiquette as in aflairs of
more serious import.
A striking characteristic of men who
are kindly Tavored by nature is the
desire to have themselves photograph
ed, but this was an onerons and rarely
accomplished duty which the man who
used to be known at the handsomest
in the army paid to his friends and the
public; hence I treasure the pho
tograph of him at his brightest and
best which hangs before me, as so few
If the striped goods that are piled
upon the shop counters are to consti
tute the whole or a portion of our
costumes for the coming seo.son our
streets will look as though the convicts
from all of the penitentiaries in tho
land were let loose upon their.. No
mazic of the modiste can convert
striped material into anything stylish,
even though it be used for the under
skirt alone, as I noticed in a Redre-rn
costume. To my objection, the reply
was that stripes seemed to obtain.
The costly goods in stripes are quite
reduced in price and the fashion will
not extend into the late spring.
Many gowns with sleeves of differ
ent material are seen in imitation of a
costume that Sarah Bernhardt wore in
"Marion Delorme." Sometimes the
skirt is slashed at the side over a plush
petticoat, in which case the sleeves are
also of plush. The front breadth may
be of this material laced across witm
cords or tied in three places with rib
bon about two inches of width; this
may be picot edged or plain satin,
ganze or velvet.
The charming gown which was worn
by a lady during a morning call that I
recently made upon her tempted ine
to compliment her regarding its pic
turesque effect. It was composed of
two shades of olive in camel's hair and
plush, the lower half of the sleeves
and the front being of the latter, while
the straight, full back was of soft, fine
camel's hair, in that rich shade which
catchesand seems to imprison the sun
beams. The sleeves had a large butl
at the top, and were finished at the
wrist like the neck, with ruffles of old
A silk purse worked with anher
beads and having a deep fringe ot them
at the ends, was carelessly caught in a
buttonhole of the corsage, turnishinm
the delightful bit of contrazt, that
with an amber comb tucked in her
hair gave completeness to tie picture
that she made in this successful copy
of a style more than a century ago,
that was obtained from an old painting.
The lady showed me a gown of white
camel's hair and plush made in the
same fashion. These gwns sire quite
light in weight, being made on a thin
foundation of crinoline. Many women
could obtain picturesqueness by study
ing and copying portraits of ancient
The chatelain is again in demand,
more for the fan than for the watch.
A magnificent one that is in a show
case at a jeweler's on Broadway is in
crustea with diamonds atnd has two
large solitaires pendant together with
a heart, the size of which will favora
bly compare with that of the fashiona
ble woman whose waist it will adorn.
A chain of platina with diamonds
sunken in it is attached to the chete
lain, and also to a fan of exquisitely
painted white satsn with sticks of pearl
inlaid with gold. The newest fanms
are small and medium size; most ot
them have pearl sticks that are plain,
carved or inlaid, the latter being very
costly. A handsome fan may be oh
taied for $30, having pearl sticks
with a tiny bunch of violets in enamel
near the top of the outside stick. A
rose bud is enameled on other fans
that are painted with roses, but the
modest little violet makes far the prect
Short skirts or petticoats of Jersey
silk, with rufiles of lace, are preterred
to surah, because the gown does not
stick to the smooth surfacee. They are
sometimes worn in place of a flannel
petticoat. The beautiful embroided
robes in cashmere and albatross cloth
make graceful summer gowns, and are
worn at home from $15 to $40, the
latter having the nlowers worked an
chenille. here is sufficient of the
wide 1.1.rioidery to form the entire
skirt, or it may introduced as panels
and draped in a short tunic, nsing the
narrow for the corsage trimming.
Lace combined with embroidery re
lieves the stiffniess that these pattern
gowns are likely to have. Quautities
of ribbon must be faistened around
them. Some of the reduced stock ini
elegant designs of pompedour effect
will be founid very elfective to use in
this way. These color-s also come in
the new ribbons representing vines,
stripes or sprigs.
A great deal of drawn work will be
seen on thin materials like batiste. If
done at home the expense of this wvork
is much reduced. The canvass or
etamine robes worked with colors arec
very undesirable this season, although
the shop counters arec flooded with
them. Fur trimming on wraps and
gowns will be worn very late in the
season and are par-ticularly used for
evening gowns. Chincilla forms a
stylish trimming rose color velvet or
plush. Feather tr-imming and fur- will
be seen on indoor toilets even inmid
summer. The new wraps will be
quite short in the visite shape. Plusli
will be extensively used, and some o1
the new beaded nmaterial is particular
The corsage is not to be pointed,
but made round, witl' the front some.
times cut in deep points filled in wiul
& Game that L-9 Taking the Piaoe of Pro
Drive-whist is raging in the East as
progmssive euchre raged in the West
last season. It has been introduced in
a limited number of Detroit homes by
ladies and gentlemen, who practiced it
while visiting Boston. New York. and
Philadelphia friends. Drive-whist is
not very unlike progressive euchre in
its general form. Any number of tables
may be brought into the game; one
hand is played, and then the couple
change tables, advancing in rotation,
as in progressive euchre; only in drive.
whist the same partner is kept through
out the evening. Then, again, it is
more social, because each couple must
in the course of the evening meet with
and play ever; other couple in the room.
unless, of course, there are more couples
than there are hands played; but, as it
is possible to play from thirty to thirty
five hands between the hours of 8 and
10:30 o'clock, the last contingency is
not likely to arise. Players assert that
the game is very fascinating.
To play drive-whist, the host or
hostess must procure score cards in
sufficient number so as to provide each
couple with one. These score cards are
made like dancing programmes to be
fastened by a cord, and give a space at
the top for the lady's name and address,
and opposite, the gentleman's name
whose partner she is. Below the card
is ruled in spaces so that there is one
column for points won, another for
points lost, and a third for the names of
your opponents. The manner of choos
ing partners for the evening is left to
the ingenuity of the hostess, and differ
ent ways are adopted. One is to write
the gentlemen's names on the score
cards (one name on each card) and then
let the ladies draw one card each.
When partners are once selected they
are kept throughout the evening. The
cards are dealt and one hand is played.
At the end one couple at each table has
won a number of points and the other
couple has lost. The gentlemen then
make a record, each on his own card, of
the points won or lost, with the names
of the other couple. The losing couple
at the table then change p laces, each
goinoe to the next table, and the losing
coupiTe at the head table going to the
vacant place at the foot. Another hand
is dealt and played, another record
made, another change of positions fol
lows, and the game goes on. At the
close of the game, when the nnmber of
hands previously decided upon have
been played, each couple adds together
all the points wori and all lost, and this
determines the difference. The couple
that has won the greatest number of
points is entitled to the head prize, and
the couple that has lost the greatest
number of points gets the foot prize.
The prizes are provided by the host or
hostess, or if a club meets to play it pro
cures prizes from its club fund for that
purpose. The score cards are given to
the ladies at the completion of the game.
-. Y. World.
He Had Consulted His Director.
A large proportion of the cotton-mill
property in Spindleville is, as everybody
knows, in the hands of the Haughton
family, who got it through the marriage
of one of the daughters of the family to
the man who started the mill business
there. When he died the property,
through - a series of perfectly natural
steps, passed into the control of the
Haughtons. Daniel Haughton. the head
of the family, was a man of great na
tural shrewhlness and strength of char
acter. His two brothers, Jacob and
Jehiel, were always associated with
hini: but, while his business proceed
ins were understood to be with their
adice and consent, Daniel always held
a sort of veto power over his brothers,
and nothing was ever passed over his
veto. He is dead now, but the story of
the way in which he used to "consult
his directors" is still told in Spindle
One day a cotton-broker called at the
office of ~ the mill of which Haughton
was treasurer, and offered him a big lot
of cotton at a certain price.
"This is so large a contract," said
Haughton, "that I really ought to con
sult my directors about it. They're in
side, and I'll just step in and consult
Jacob and Jehiel were in the inner
office. Daniel wvent in and explained
the proposition to them and said:
"Well, Brother Jacob, do you think
we had better buy that cotton?"
"No, I don't thlink we had Brother
Drniel; not at that price."
"Well. Brother 'Hiel, what do you
think we had better do about it?"
"I shouldn't buy it, Brother Daniel;
not by any means.'.
"Oom!" said Daniel.
Haughton went back to the outer
office, where the cotton-broker was
"Wel, sir," said he to the man, "I've
consulted myv directors, and I'll take
that cotton at the price you named!"
There is a story. of a similar touch of
nature in the case of the senior partner
of the cotton-null at, call it Bootby,
Con. After his death one of the exe
cutors found it necessary to consult
some of the directors. He accordingly
asked Mr. Parks what action the board
of directors were accustomed to take uin
der certain circumstances.
"I do not know," said the director.
"Why, yes," said the p)uzzled lawyer,
"you must be a ble to tell me something.
A director for many years, you of course
attended the meetings and aissisted in
Growing momentarily more embar
rassed, the director leaned forward at
last and frankly explained:
"All true; 1 ought to know, but the
fact is I usually got notice of a directors'
leting the 'day after it had taken
Bagk-v (contiai.r.tialiy to piekpocket
on the baek platfo.rm)--M good.' rQ5 fel
low. I wish you wouldn't try that."
Pickpocket (in greai trepidain)-"IL,
Isir? Why, I--- Bagey (soothingly)
,'Ther'.there- dlr.'t aplo0giz. You've
been trying to piek my pioct, and I
think it my duty to tell you that the
wallet vouare 'tingering is tilkwl with
bills w'hich I've beeni tryin,.. to collect
for six nionths, and I don't believe
yo oany hottr. '- L'hiadelphia
M. CLETELAND'S HZALTJ1.
Afternoons of Receptions and Evenings
of Labor, with Little Exercise.
Reports that the President is in bad
health have been circulated in Wash
ington recently. These rumors are
without foundation. Mr. Cleveland
has been under tremendous pressure,
but lie enjoys his usual good health.
When he entered the White House he
was overwhelmed with work, as he
naturally expected to be, and he de
voted the days to the reception of vis
itors and the long hours of the aight
to labor, without complaint. But a
year has now elpsed and Mr. Cleve
land finds himself unable to shorten
his long days. This is not due so
much to the actual amount of work he
is called upon to accomplish as to the
fact that his time is frittered away by
thoughtless and inconsiderate callers.
He awoke to the fact some time ago
that he must call a halt in this matter,
and formulated a series of rules which
were intended to be cast iron. With
the opening of Congress, however, the
rules proved themselves to be as plia
ble as wax, Senators and Congressmnu
having called during the morning and
retired rather than speak to the Presi
dent before a gathering of thirty or
forty people in the library, returning
a!.ain during the afternoon, sometimes
with office-seekers, sometimes with
relatives, sometimes with constituents,
and rarely with a good reason. They
are to a certain extent a privileged
cIass, and the occasional visit of a
Senator or Congressinan would inot be
an annoyance. When. iowever, out of
the 300 or more Cong. -ssmen and the
sevemy-odd Senators some thirty or
forty call at. the White House every
afternoon the President finds that 4 or
5 o'clock arrives before a single matter
of public business has received atten
tion. An hour's ride in the afternoon
and an hour for dinner are followed
by five or six hours of as hard work as
any man could well be asked to under
take when refreshell in the morning.
much less at the close of a long and
Shoiril the present custom continue
the President tnay be compelled, as
President Grant did before him, to say
once for all that after 2 o'clock or 3
o'clock no person shall be admitted to
his presence, no matter who it is, or
what the object of his visit. He be
lieves that it is wrong for him to risk
his health in the future. He takes
now but little exercise, although oc
casionally, when out riding, he de
scends from his carriage and enjoys a
short walk alon some unfrequented
country road. This is absolutely the
only out-of-door exercise or recreation
that the Pre-ident enjoys.
A DREADFUL TRAGEDY.
Mysterious Wife-Murder and Suicide by a
A horrible tragedy occurred at Pied
mont, Greenville county, last Wednes
day niortiix. Janies W. King, a
resident of Piedmont, after accotmpa
n ing to the depot his brother-in-law,
Pillips, who took the up freight train,
returned to his dwelling in the village,
inurdered his wife by stabbing her in
the breast and throat with a knife, and
after this bloody deed cut his own
Parties who suspected something
wrong broke open the door of their
room and fund Mrs. King lying in a
pool of blood, and tier .asband lying
across her, both dead, and the knife
lying on King's breast. What led to
this dreadful event seems to be wrap
ped in mystery. Evidently King and
his wife did not live happily together.
A circumstance creating this belief is
that Kmng had recently notified mer
chants of'Piedmont not to let his wife
have goods on his account. King
earned his living by ditching, and
some of his children worked as opera
tives in the Piedmont fagtory. But
little can be learned of the people
They camne to Piedmont as strangers
fronm North Carolina. It is surmiied
that King had some family trouble,
aid had become insane when he com
mitted the awful tragedy. King was
abut forty-tive or tity years ot age.
They leave, it is said, nine children
several of them very yo ug.
-The Burmese Crown Prince's son
is dead. His army of 3,000 men has
been dispersed, 600 of them following
his brother into the dense forests in
- A freight train on the Ontario and
Western Railroad went througrh a
bridge in New York, and four men
wre killed and their budies burnt to
-A fire in the of the docks National
Steamship Company, New York., on
Thursday destr ov.ed $:35,000 worth or
cotton received' from Chiarlestonl.
-The New York Star in answer te
some complaints that the Democratic
administration was not making r~e.
.novals fast enough, has figured it out,
allowing ten hour? for each wvork (lay,
that a removal and app:>intiraent have
been made for every nine minutes 01
time since President Cleveland came
into ofiict. This shows that lie ha'
been making pretty rapid progress.
CANWT BE BEAT5
TUlE DREIVEN WELL 3tAKE> IT EASY to gei
MoWell Cleaning. ('heap I Durable~
SUMTERt, S. C.
FLURIENCE S. C.
MI. JACOBI. AGT-~
MANNING, S. C.
Wms Shepherd & Cos,
128 MEETING STREET,
CHARLESTON, SO. CA.
Tinwares, House Furnishing Goods,
Potware, Kitchen and Stove Utemsils.
W Send for Price List and Ciren
J. Ca H. CLAUSSEN & COs,
Stoa18 B8k8f J andy Factory,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
W. A. Reckling,
110i MAIN STREET,
COLUMBIA, S. C.
Portraits, Photographs, - Ste
OLD PICTURES COPIED AND ENLARGED.
EDE L BROS.,
Tobacco & Cigars,
And Wholesale Liquor Dealers.
H OT EL,
Colm bia, B. C..
V.11. FIShER, Prop'r.
~NOTICE TO FARMERS.
I respectfully call to the attention of rih.
Farmers or Clarendon the fact that I have
secred the Agency for the Corbin 1.c-k
Harrow, Planet Jr. Horse Hoe and Cult -
vator, Johnson Harvester and the Coi-?!
nental Rieaper. I have one of each of the--e.
instruments for display at my stables, :'zd
wll take pleasure in showing and exla i;
ing their utility. No progressive faruer
can afford to do without these implements.
W. K. BELL, Agt.,
Apr15 Manning, S. C.
I desire to call to the attention of the Mill
Men and Cotton Planters of Clarendon,
that I have secured the agency for this
County. for the DAN! EL PRATT RE
VOLVING HEAD GIN. Having us.:d
tis Gin tor several years I can recommend
it as thet best Gin now in use. Any infor
mation in regard to the Gin will be cheer
fully given. I can also supply the people
of Clarendon with any other machine-ry
which they may need, at the lowest prim.
Parties wishing to purchase gins will tiu..
t to their inter. s-to giv teir ordrs ear~y.
W. SCOTT HARNIN,
May~ 5 M.andi~ig, n. C.
. . B. HAYsWoRE, So i, *.C
HAYNSWORTHI & DINKINS,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
JOHN S. WILSON,
Attorney and Counsellor at
MANNING, 5. , c. An1
3. E. SCOTT,
Attorney and Counsellor at
XANNING, S. C. feb-a5
VERI8N~advertiser to cn
RtTinSi f esaesaetmae
ota cstof adver isng. 'headvetsewh
wants to snend one dollar. finds In ihe in
ormtion to eqires. wie forh whowli
vertising, a scheme is Indicated which will
meet his every requirement, or can be stade
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