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MANIN~.CLARENDON COUNTY, S. C.. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1 86
A flaunting. gra('evess tiower. you say?
Ah. well, it 1i, ;- so;
And stli it so:ns out yesterday.
That morning oi: ago.
I almost see the cottage yet.
The windinig pt h-an Margaret.
A light-wine-ibreee sailed gently by;
The lark's clear note afar.
Thro' the blue spaees of the sky.
Slid like a fallinz star.
I never saw herlook so ftir:
Ab, if I told her, would she care.
Withifi a scarlet hollyhock.
A pollen-laden bee,
plupplungin i ade the blossom rock.
S5SOpsh('Vhd e Sat1ile at n'.
And with a motion swift and light
She caught the silken petals tight.
Loud hummed the bee with angry wing
"Why thus so ill content?
The sweets you soucht.poor foolish thing."
She said, "are all misspent:"
My heart leaped up to hear her speak:
A sudden cour.-ge dyed mny cheek.
"Dfarling!" I ceried, "Oh, let him fly,
And take me in.his piace:
Fast prisoned in yc.ur hezrt could I
Ask any sweeter grace?
I could not struggle to be fret.
So dear a jailer holds the key.
Her cheek flushed like an op'ning rose,
No word her bps did say
I saw her little hand unclose,
The glad bee tiew away.
Ah. me: 'twas forty years ago
My hair is gray-y.t this I know:
I've roamed thro' many garden bowers
And blooming fields since then
In summer wild-wood gathered flowers,
And in the munmin glen
Pulled harebells fromt the moss-grown
Yet most 1 loved the hollyhoek.
-Mary A. P. Slansbury.
LOVE TO RESCUE.
"We'll take You in," said Betty, with
a patronizing air that was quite new to
her, "because you have been so kind.
3- I have got us all the boughs to deec
rate with. But you mustn't tell any
body, George. Mr de Vaux and I want
to astonish the natives to-night."
It was George Knox for whom she
opened the door of tbc new barn, that
marvelous structure of Mr. Spraoue's,
an outgrowth of fancy farming onlarge
There it stood, like a palace of agri
culture, painted pure white, with lattic
ed windows of emerald-green, and an
airy observatory at the top, surmounted
by a gilded weather-vane.
The barn had just been finished that
summer, but the crops were all in and
half threshed when Betty made up her
mind to have a harvest-home. There
was plenty of room for dancing in the
wide area between the mows, w, hen the
farming implements and machinery
were mo'ved out of the way.
"Walk in, Mr. Knox," 'said Clarence
de Vaux, with the air of one to the man
ner born. "Miss Betty and I have been
doing the decorative inside."
George winced at the constant asso
ciation of his name with Betty's, and
looked jealously at the girl's fair face,
which had never seemed farther from
him than now.
"She will never care for me," George
said gloomily. with a desperate look at
his brown hands and homely clothes,
thrice ugly by contrast with the dainty
elegance of Clarence de Vaux.
He w 'ent into the barn marvelling,
vet fRll of de'sr::ir.
It never occurred to him that he had
any part in the beauty of that in
terior, though he had loaned his team
and spent a whole-day cutting boughs
and gathering tlowers for Betty at her
command, wit!hout even know ; what
she was going to do with them.
'-Doesn't it look pretty?" Betty de
manded, as they stood insiide of the
barn, and she took a few giddy turns
with De Vaux ov'er the well-waxed floor.
"This is Mr. tie Vauxs doing. He is
quite an artist. I assure you.'
-'Ah, now. Miss Betty!' cried De
Vaux. pullng his mus;;tache. "Spare
"It looks beautiful ," George said
And for a momi.-,t his honest eves
shone with pleas'
The scene w.as ai .. pretty one. All
around( the w~uiis were ar'ranged im
promptu seats: thet walils were hung
with green boug~hs and autumn leaves,
with fruit and grain, aund farm inple
ments gaily' decked with ribbons.
Chinese lant-rrn, uapeniid from the
:afters, and a chandelier, made of laths
:Ieveriy nailed to;eher, suppor'ted a
hundred wax candles.
-You will hatve to be careful about
fire," suggested George mtildly. "With
all that hav in the mows, the least
spark would'nmke a m>aze in a minute."
"There won't be any danger, I
guess," Betty said carelessly'. "Would
you like to go up in the cupola. George?
There's a loveir view from there. You
can see Ranke's bill and the mill-pond
quite plainly. Won't you come up. Mr.
"No, I thank vou " De Vaux said
lazily. "I amt ico tired for stairs. If
you'll exes'se maeMiss B-tty, I'll wait
Ior von below."
A look of pique c'ame over Betty's
face, but she managed to hide it. and
went on up the staircase with George.
There wvas a lovely view up there, but
he had no eves for it. lie had been
longing so for a moment with her alone
that fie pressed close to her side, and
looked down into the witching face that
had broken his peace for ever.
"Betty," hie said, in a voice that
trembledl fronm very love. "what is the
matter with von lately? You are not the
same to me :s von use to beL.'
"Why, nothinzt'" she answered in
feigned surprire.' -You'r'e full of no
"No, I ma not." he said decidedly.
"I know w.hen vou are kind to me and
when you are not. Betty, you know
that I love vou with my whole soul. I
have never asked you to be my wife,,
just because your father is a rich man,
and I am only a young farmer who has
his way to make. Bitt if I thought you
could care for me a little- Oh, Betty,
do you think vyou could?"
IHe had seized her hand, and was
lookinig w.istfu!!y into her fair face,
with a great hunger on his lips to taste
the sweetness of that tempting mouth so
near his own.
He was a fine fellow, and Betty knew
it. He had never looked nobler than
he did at that moment: but De Vaux
was a gentlematn with invisible means
of support: his hands were white, and
he could dane- the lawn tennms quad
"I am sorry,~Georo-e," she said hasti
ly.""I am very fong of you, but I-I
do't think I eould care for you ini that
Ic dropped her haud instantly, and a
strange whiteness came over his bronze
"Is it this Do Vaux?" he asked huski
lv. "Are vou engaged to him?"
"No," said Betty with a warm flush;
'I am not exactly engaged to him. but
"-I understand. Shall we go down
They cane (Iowa in silence, and
found Clarence de Vaux smoking a
-You ought not to light that in here,"
said George L.'ernly. "You'd better
throw it away."
"-Sir!" said Clarence, giving him a
prolonged stare. "I smoke where I
"Then you had better choose such
places as can not be jeopardised by your
folly," said George curtly. "Betty, I
wouldn't let him smoke in here."
--I don't see any harm in Mr. de
Vaux's lighting a cigarette if he wish
es." she said with a resentful flash of
her dark eyes. "You must not allow
your personal feelings to provoke you to
rudeness, Mr. Knox."
"I had no intention of being rude,"
George said quickly. "But I warn you
that if you are not careful to-night this
barn will be in ashes to-morrow."
"You are a prophet of evil," said
Betty carelessly. --If you are ready, Mr.
de Vaux, we will go in. Are you going,
George? Well. good-bye. I suppose we
shall see vou to-night?"
-I hardly think so," George answered.
And, lifting his hat, he left them to
walk back to the house together.
The evening brought with it a fine
September moon, mellow and full. The
ladies and gentlemen were all in cos
tume, and Betty's dress was wonderfully
"You look like a poem incarnate,"
whispered Clarence de Vaux. as they
glided over the floor together. "Won't
you give me a few moments in the cupo
la when this is over? The moon is per
fect, and the land.scape is divine to
"6Oh, dear!" cried Betty. as a breeze
swept through her curls r-nd drifted
them backward. "How cool it is up
here! I wish I'd brought my shawl."
"Shall I get it for you?" be Vaux said
"If von will be so kind. It is a white
cashmere, hanging on a peg by the
He started down again with alacrity.
The band was playing a merry tune as
he made his way to where Betty's wrap
It was just slightly above his reaseh;
but he jumped for it, and succeeded in
bringing- it down-only something else
came with it.
A Chinese lantern hanoing near was
caught in the fringe of te shawl, and
flitted off the wire, fallino over the
beam right into the midst o? the hay
In an instant the place was in flames.
Like magic a confagration seemed to
be conjured up. roaring around the
hue rafters and breathing forth a
chosing mass of smoke.
There was one wild scream. The
music ceased with a crash, and every
individual rushed towards the one door,
Clarence de Vaux among them. They
had but one thought-to escape from
the burning structure.
Betty, alone up in the cupola, was all
unconscious of her danger until the
smell of smoke sent her to the staircase.
A few steps down, and she was con
fronted by the fire, which shut off her
a wld for help, she ran up
stairs ao'ain, and clambered out on the
roof. &ut there was no help for her
there. The barn was gabled, and its
slanting roof made it impossible to take
a step without immediate danger.
They saw her below, and a shout of
agonised helplessness went up to meet
her cries of terror.
Down on her knees Betty dropped.
"Oh, God, help me!" she prayed;
And then she heard a voice that had
always carried comfort and security to
"This way. Betty,"- George Knox
And then his strong' arms threw
about her a heavy horse-blanket, whose
wet folds protected her from the flames
while he bore her through their midst
down the fiery stairway and out in the
cool night, where she was safe once
Betty never knew how they made that
perilous escape, for when she came to
herself, they told her George could not
He was horribly burned-poor fellow!
-and raving' wildly.;
Clarence dle Vaux had vanished.
Public opinion, condemning him for his
base desertion of Betty in the hour of
mortal peril, had branded him a cow
ard, and he had left town in a hurry.
It was some weeks before Gcorg'e
Knox again opened his eyes consciouslIy
on the world, and saw Betty wringino
out the soft linen cloths that had coolea
his burns and slowly tempered the rag
ing fever in his head.
"Betty!" he whispered. "Are you
"Yes, dear," she answered with a
smile whose gladness George felt in
every ,part of his being. "fYou saved
me. Not a hair of my head was hurt."
"Thank Heaven!" he said softly. "I
tried to spare you, Betty. I loved you
"I know you did," bhe said kneeling
down at his side and taking one of his
poor bandaged hands in hers; "and 1
loved you too, George, though I was not
quite sure of it. But I am now," she
added tenderly, "and, George dear, if
,you will take me now, I will marry von
whenever you like."
"Oh, Betty!" he cried. "'My darling,
are von sure?"
Se bent over him with a look which
there was no miistaking, and then
George felt the lips he hLad coveted
presed to his own in a fond willing
"Yes, dear'," she answered, "I am
M'. Sprao'ue's barn was in ashes, hut
people sai5 he was a rich man and
could stand it.
i-e was yvery fond of George Knox, to
whom he lookled for the practical reali
sation of all his own brilliant schemes
of agriculture; and when he heard that
it was the "barn fire," as it was known
afterwards, which gave him his son-in
law he said it ad paid.
It is Proml.sed a "iure l'opular Seasou
ThN Winter Than Ever.
This winter the interesting game of
progressive euchre promises to be more
popular than ever. and hundreds of par
ties are organizing to play in many
parts of the country. Its fascination is
independent of that which, to some per
sons. belongs to ordinary euchre, and
consists in the briskness and range of the
competition. as well as in the merri
ment and physical activity which it in
variably provokos. In order to give a
just idea of the game let us describe a
particular instance in which it was
played with success, not because this in
stance is in any respect remarkable, but
because being a fair average one, it will
represent many others. The host or
hostess, then, standing in the drawing
room in the presence of, say twelve, six
teen or twenty ladies and gentlemen
who have been invited for the evening,
holds in one hand a number of pieces of
pasteboard to be drawn successively by
the ladies, and in the other hand a sim
ilar number to be drawn by the gentle
men. Suppose the number of players is
sixteen, or four at each one of the four
small tables, which have been placed
diagonally across the room, and on
each of which has been laid a card re
presenting one of four ometrical fig
ures, say a square, a circle, a parallelo
gram, or an octagon. Each of these
cards has two dupicates, which, after
being cut in two, are held for distribu
tion in the hands of the host or hostess.
The ladies proceed to select each a piece
from eight pieces held out to them, the
gentlemen select in like manner from
another eight held out to them, and the
fun begins by their attempting to match
the pieces so selected. A gentleman,
for instance, who has drawn half a
square, goes around to find the lady
who has drawn a similar pattern, and
who, when found, becomes his partner
that particular table on which lies a
;are. In like manner. two other
.lavers are selected for the same table,
Makin the usual euchre party of four.
The table on which lies a circle obtains
its sitters in a similar way, as do also
the tables on which are lying respective
ly the parallelogram and the octagon.
The table nearest the front door is said
to be at the head of the row, and the
corresponding one at the other end of
the room is said to be at the foot. The
players being thus seated four at a
table. one of those at the head table
strikes a bell, and the game begins.
Everybody plays as fast as she or
he can, and the excitement is great un
til the sound of the bell announces that
a couple at the head table have finished
their game. Immediatelv all the other
players stop playing, and the winners
at each table change places and take
the table next above them, the ultimate
object being to get at the head table.
The losino couple at the head table go
down to t'ie foot, and at every table the
partners change, so that your partner
in the previous round becomes your ene
my in the round now beginning.
The delightful haste and confusion t
caused by this sudden change and ener- i
getic effort to advance are accompanied (
by much laughter, and the spirit of i
competition is soon in full swing. The <
couple at the head who have won a I
game take from a small box containino t
vafers in the shape of red stars, one ;I I
the stars and stick it to their card to in- i
dicate the fact of their triumph. The ;
more stars any player has on his card ;
the more success he has won. But the i
couple who lose at the lowest table of t
all are compelled to indicate their dis-1
grace by affixing to their card half of a
little redl paper seal like that adjoining
signatures in legal documents. The1
more of these wafers or seals any couple<
has the greater is their ill-repute. 1
The gaune continues in this way until
the time previously chosen by the host<
or hostess has expired. This time is t
usually two hours or two hours and a
half, when the final reckoning is taken
and the prizes awarded. To the lady
and gentleman who have won the most t
points a prize apiece is awarded, andt
this may be of any description c: cost,
although good taste seems to dictate
that its pecuniary value be not lare
To the lady and gentleman, on tie
other hiandi who hiave lost the most
while sitting at the lowest ta'ble, and on
whose card therefore, is the greatest
number -of half-seals, a mock prize
apiece is awarded, consisting, say, of a
cheap doll fantastically dressed, or other
ludricous exponent of unsuccessful effort.
The presentation of these prizes is often
accompanied by humorous speeches, in
which the real or affected merits of the
successful or unsuccessful prayers are
dilated upon in serio-comic fashion; and
when the persons seleeted to make the
speeches of presentation is apt for the
task, the merriment often becomes hila
rious. Supper is then served, and dane
ing may follow, or the game may be re
newed. Most young people, however,
prefer to close the evening with some
To any person who has never played
progressive euchre. the pitch of excite
menit to which even our grandmother
and grandfathers often succeed in ele
vatin~ themselves would be almost past
belief but everybody at all familiar with
this festive gamec knows that the physi
cal activity and the buoyancy of spirit
created by its requirements are unequal
ed even by blind-man's-bluff. The in
tellectual conditions unider which pro
gressive euchre attains its happiest con
summation are of a high order also.1
Euhre, like checkers. is an intellectual
game if played in the righit way. It is a
mistake to suppose that whist'or chess
has a monop)oly of the intel"hetual ele
ment. There is as much dif~krence in
the miethods of players of ordinary
euchre as in those of the players of ordi-1
nary checkers; and when, to the usual1
conditions, those active and jovial ones
of progressive euchre are added, the
pleasure is- immnense. - Harper's Ba
Trhe Chinese minister at Washington
is Mr. Isas, Jr.. though he is considera
bly over 64). His wife is only 29. The
oily English sentences the iiinister can
use arc "HIowv do you do," "Good-by,"
and *"Chiampagnie is good." Some
members of the legation are careful buy.
ers of fine gems.
Josephine Jenkins, who writes
Boston prss is a niec of N. P.
Emperor William's First Lore.
The second volume of Mr. Treitschke's
"German History," whicIh has just a
peared, contains an intere-sting episode
in the life of William 1.
The most beautiful ard. :e-omplished
of all the 1oung 1adies of Frederick
William HIIs court was the Princess
Radziwill. Prince William was passion
ately in love with her, and, although it
might have been adjudged a splendid
match had the parties been born in a
cabin, objections were raised again.t it
by the royal family on account of in
equality of birth.
Nothwithstanding the fact that the
adziwills was one of the oldest and
wealthiest of the noble families of Prus
sia, and that in the days of Frederick
the Great a Hohenzollern had married a
Radziwill, the law in relation to royal
marriages had undergone a change
since his time, it having become tie
rule that only the daughters of reigning
houses and those of former sovereigns
should be considered eqjual-born with
the sons of emperors and kings. For
Eve long years every effort was made by
the relatives of both sides to meet the
objections raised against Prince Wil
liam's haopiness. At the request of
Prince Raidziwill, the celebrated attor
aey Eichhorn wrote a legni opinion in
which the equality of birth was- made
plain, but his opinion was ~ opposed by
many eminent legal authorities on the
The ->roposition was considered that
Prince August of Prussia might adopt
,he Princess Radziwill as his daughter,
but five of the ministers replied that it
as their duty to declare that such
idoption did not change the blood.
In the meantime. Frederick William
[.'s third son, Prince Karl, had mar
ried a princess of Wiemar, and the
rrand ducal court of Saxony now made
t known that if Prince William per
isted in his intention the children of
Prince Karl would insist upon their
rcrogative of royal succession. Affairs
ere assuming a serious aspect for the
oyal lovers, since a dispute in the sue
ession might involve the permanency
)f the Hohenzollern dynasty. At the
irgent and repeated entreaties of his
:ounselors, Frederick Willin III. re
uctantly consented to use his kingly
muthority in the matter. This was in
1826, when the present emperor was
Lbout 29 years of age. In a letter filled
ith fatherly and tender sentiment the
ng represented to his son that inas
nuch as every reasonable effort had
>een made, and made in vain, it be
:ome his painful duty to ask him to sac
-ifice his noble sentiment of regard for
he young princess to the interests of
he royal house of Hohenzollern.
Upon the receipt of this letter Prince
Villiam was profoundly affected, but, as
dutiful son, when he had sufficiently
-ecovered from the shock. he informed
is father that he was ready to comply
ith his request.
Bishop's Ring Around the Sun.
If there is nothing new under the sun,
here is at least something new around
t. For the last two years close obsery
rs of the sky have noticed that the
ioonday sun has been surrounded by a
:orona of dusky, coppery, or reddish
ight, as it has been variously described,
he circle of most distinct color having
radius of about fifteen degrees, and
nelosing a brilliant, silvery or bluish
rlow close around the solar disk. A
imilar appearance of much less intens
tv has been occasionally noticed
iound the full moon cn 'very clear
The most experienced observers of
ky-colors are aigreed that this corona
vas not visible before the latter months
>f 1883. Von Bezold, of Munich, who
as considered the most competent
neteorologist to prepare a schedule for
bservations on the colors of the sky for
he recent German Arctic Expedition,
ys that, in spite of the close attention
u had previously given to the appear
nce of the usual whitish glow around
he sun, he had never till recently seen
he dusky ring. Thollon, of Nice, who
and made a special study of the sky
tround the sun for a. series of years, de
lares confidently that a change occur
ed in November, 1883. Baekhouse, of
underland, who has a careful record of
>arhlia for twenty-five years, confirms
his opinion. We may, therefore, safely
ucept the conclusion that the change of
olor from the blue of the open sky to
he intense glare of whitish light close
tround the suii, was until lately effected
ithout tlge appearance of any reddish
;inge in the transitional area.
The new corona, to which the name
>f "Bishop's ring" has been given after
ts first observer, has never been a very
onspicuous affair, anUi therefore has not
ttaied the popular attention that it
leserves; but it could easily be seen
uvery clear day last winter, and has re
eatedly been noticed since then in the
atter months of 1885.-.-Wiliam M.
Davis, in Popular Science Monthly for
A Lawyer Baffled.
Jim Mc Snifter was being tried in
aan Antonio for trying to bribe a col
>red witness, Sam Johnsing, to testify
"Yosy this defendant offered vou
bribe of $50 to testify in his behalf?"
uid Lawyer Gouge to Sam Johnsing.
"Now repeat precisely what he said,
asing his own words."
"He said he would git me $50 if I- -"
"He can't have used those worL.
R didn't speak as a third person."
"No, sah; he tuck good keer dat dar
was no third pusson p resent. Dar was
anly us two. Defendant am too smart
to hab anybody listenin' when he am
talking about his own reskelity."
"I know that well enough, but lie
poke to you in the first person. didn't
' I was de fust pusson, myself."
"You don't understand me. When'
he was talking to you did he use the
words, 'I will pay you $50?'"
"No, boss: he didn't say nuftin about
'ou payin' me $50. Your name wasn't
ientioned, 'ceptin' dat he tole me ef
eber I got inter a scrape dat you was de
best lawyer in S.an Antone to fool de
"Yud an step down."- Texas Sift
The 10-year-old Emperor of China is
THE FREE-TRADE MOVE31MENT.
An Open Letter to the South Caroeuia
In accordance with a resolntion of
the Executive Committee of the Free
Trade Association, a copy of the fol
lowing letter has been mailed to each
Senator and member of Congress from
HEADQUARTERS FREE-TRADE ASSoCIA
TION OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
COLMIA, S. C., March 4, 1886.
My Dear Sir-The Free-Trade As
sociation of South Carolina believe that
of all causes assigned for the present
deplorable prostration of inlutrial in
terestsin the United States, none is mo: e
disastrous and far-reaching than the
system of so-called protection under
which a grevious tariff, imposed avow
edly as an extraordinary nar measure,
has been perpetuated through twenty
years of profound peace.
They believe that this wrong endures
only because unrealized and unexpos
ed. They have therefore resolved to
urge upon the people of South Caroli
na in public meetings, the propriety
ofdemanding of Congress a speedy
abolition of artificial barriers and gaov
ernmental toll-gates, by which the
traffic of the world is diverted from its
natural channels, and man is deprived
by man of his God-given right to secure
the fullest returns to his labor.
Feeling assured that as a custodian
of South Carolina's interests in the
Federal Congress you are desirous of
maintaining her past recird in this
matter, and of removing obstructions
to her material progress, the Free
Trade Association warmly invite your
aid in their work.
They trust that you will consent to]
deliver at least one public address at
such time and placein the State as may
be most convenient, discussing the
burdens of the tariff, setting forth the
position of Congress in regard to its
repeal in whol or in part,- and sug
gesting the means by which your con
stituents may most efficiently co-oper
ate with you in securing relief so
greatly needed, yet so long deferred.
By order of the Executive Commit
tee. I. MEANS DAVIS,
A TALE OF WOE FROM IRELAND.
Maidens Naked and Starving--The Inhabi
tants on the West Coast Subsisting on
Moss and Roots.
The English Government has placed
gunboats at the service of Mr. Tuke in
his work of relieving the inhabitants of
the islands along the western Irish
coast. Indescribable distress has been
developed among among the people
inhabiting the Arran lee, off Galway,
who besides having hardly anything
but moss and sea grass left to eat, re
without fire and often without clothini
and shelter. It is not rare to find girls
of seventeen and eighteen kept in en
forced hiding during the daytime be
cause bereft of every thread of cloth
ing, long ago bartered away for seed
potatoes or roots to feed the smaller
children. Fishing-Inspector Brady re
cently went among the miserable peo
ple of Arran to distribute relief fur
nished by an organization of Iri-h
police. His funds ran short and lie
still had so much pitiablE wretchednets
to relieve that he appealed to Mlr.
Bussey, who is charged with the dis
tribution of the raised in America
through the New York Sun for the
impoveribhed fishermen of Achill and
Boffin Islands, and begged him to di
vert part of his store for the benefit of
the Arranese. This Mr. Bussey was
permitted to do, and he reports that in
order to save the lives of scores of
people, now dying of starvation in
those Western islands, it is imperative
that relief on a large scale be at once
THE WRONG MEN LYNCHEE.
A Shocking Discovery Made Too Late to
-Do Any Good.
The horrible murder on Christmas
Eve, 1881, when three children were
murdered at Ashland, Ky., which re
sulted in a lynching, is recalled againe
by developments, about to be made
which will demonstrate that Neal,
Craft and Ellis were innocent of the
crime for which they suffered. For
sene time seven gentlemen have beeni
employing a competent detective to
sift every theory and investigate every
lew. Their work has beenm crow ,edi
with success, and it is claimed that the
arrest at the real criminals will soon
follow. The evidence is said to be
conclusive and will show that the
triple murder was committed early in
the evening; that the perpetrator
went to the house by appointment with
one of the girls, who had pre viously
on on intimat terms with one of
them, and that the triple murder fol
lowed the unintentional killing of the
boy for resisting the assaults on the
girls. The arrests would have been
made before but for the excited state
of pnh!': keeling on the subject. The
suspecten parties hold very respecta
-Stewart Pringle, a noted Confed
erate negro, died in Morehuse, Parish,
La., last week. lHe went through the
Mexicon war with Col. Butler, of
South Carolina, and was in the Con
federate army with Capt. H. D. Brig
ham. He was Southern to the core.
Twould never admit that the South
was whipped, but would always say
that the Confederates were overpower
ed. After the war he was a staunch
Democrat. lie loved to talk of Lee
and Jackson, but Stonewall was his
favorite. He had a canteen from
which Jackson drank, and no money
coud have induced him to part witb
-On Friday morning. wvhen the
keepers of the New Orleans jail made
efforts to arouse Ford and Murphy,
condemned murderers, they could
not wake them up. After an examni
nation, the physician conclnded the
men had taken belladoua. At 9:30
Murphy had rallied a little, but For-d
was still unconscious. The men were
taken to the gallows in a half-conscious
state, and had to be supported while
the noose was adjusted aroun~d the
neck of each. At 12:45 the drop fell.
snd both men died instantly.
What is the Right Thing To Do?
Th' lilea ,'f marriage a; the object of
i e-an end for which girk: are to be
trained -appears often to be the very
.umbling-block in the way. If they ar'e
allowed to grow up thinkinc of mar
riage only as a possibility. as an incl
dent in their lives which may or may
not happen, will they not be better pre
pared for whatever fortune has in store
for them? Freed from that anxiety
about their future which characterizes
m:ny1v Voting women now unconsciously
influenced by the popular idea that mar
riage is the only suitable destiny of wo
man, there wouflil seem to be a chance
that they might be trained to be happy,
whether they were married or single.
While acknowledging that a well-as
sored marriagre i without doubt the
trult and )et life for both man and
woman, can it be denied that an un
happy union is the greatent of sorrows
In a woman's life. to say nothing of the
train of evils which it brings upon
others! If this idea that marriage is the
great object-the ncessily of woman's
life-could be removed, there would cer
tainlv be more suitable and fortunate
unions and fewer of the hasty. ill-con
sidered, unwise ones. So long as two
people who know little of ach other's
1Int character, tastes and habits, and
n, Jiing of each othcr's antecedents will
rashly join themselves for life after an
acquaintance of a few weeks, so long
must we look for the horrors of the
newspapers, the scandals of the divorce
courts and the life-long martyrdom of
those who bear the ills that they cannot
fly from. if girls did not learn from
th'o'e ibout themn, from much of their
readiL'. fr'o'm tile very atmosphere of
soety ithat -her were expected to mar
ry so rd',i. f they would hardly deem it
poseihh- to aike slich a rikk as that of
mirri' without due consideration.
They wodld wait for the certainty-that
it 't. :i right thing to do, and that the
riglt persons for them had appeared.
Let them feel that the end and aim of
their lives is to be lit to be women and
to fill their places as such in the world
that so much needs both good women
and good men. and there is no fear that
they will not be quite equal to the situa
tion, if they tind it best for their happi
ness to marry.-Henrielta Davis, in
Good Housekccpin fl.
An Antiseptic Climate.
One of the most curious results of my
observations is that the climate of Da
maraland possesses what we might call
an antiseptie character for several
months of every year. The quality is
an attendant of th'e long annual drought.
Every living thing sufiers during that
period for the excessive heat. and much
comfort is impossibie. even in theshade,
while, in place: exposed to the warm
winds, the thermometer has risen to
129 degrees; and the sand. unmoistened
for six months. becomes so hot that I
have seen eggs hardened in it. This
arid heat is opposed to the propagation
of ferment. for it dries ui) everything
that is exposed to the wind before it has
time to sour. No manifestations of tu
berculosis are known. Wounds of every
kind heal renmarkably quickly and well,
withbout enough sippuration taking
placet: to make the balages .tiek. The
manner in which large, neglected
wounds heal of themselves would form
an interesting study for a professional
surgeon. I observed a case of a Herero
whose right lower arm had been shat
tered in battle by a musket-ball. The
healing p aroess had worked itself out in
such a way that the whole lower arm
with all its muscles had become wither
ed and useless, while the uipper-arm -
bone was whole and covered at its lower
endI only with the brown skin. All the
mtscles" andl ligaments of the elbow
joint had vanished, while the shoulder
muscles remained, so that the unpleas
ant spectacle was presented of the man
appearing to gesticulate with his bones. 4
A woman lived at our station whose
feet had been barbarously cuit off' in
some war several y-ears before, so that -
her captors might more easily get off the
iron ornament whichi the Herero women
wear on their ankles. -Althotugh the
woman had to lie helpless for a long I
time, her wounds eventually healed up,.
and now she has been hopping around
on her knees for thirty yeatrs.--C. G.
Builner, in Popt'!ar .Scienzec M~onthly
You Ought (t Kmvr You:-self. C
If von iil prsi<: in burniing for a
long time a kerosene. oil haup. or filling -
your bed-room itih heated gas, you
need not pr1pare to re:tire with i-cry
strong hopa. of getting a good inight's
rest. If von will allow at vase of flowers 3
to remain there ovetr one dayv without t
chaging ithe water, or, if vou'will haveC
any plumbier's wvork in your room, in
stead of using a p~orta'le washstand,
basin and pitehecr, it is all to no purpose
that you insist that vou atre very prm- f
dent in regard to your health. As to c
the question. --Howv much outside air
shall I let into my room?" wve have
nothing to say. If von are an invailid,
your doctor must tell you: if vou are
well, and enjoy a sound mind, you can
judoe for yourself. You know, or
ougt to knowv, how nmieh von can
bear. Only see to it that the air is
fresh; tha uwhat yout admit is atn im
provement on what vou send ut ar
garet Sidne'i. inl (,'I /n !aus- niiutq. 2
CAN'T BE BEATS
rHE DRIVEN WELL MAKES IT EASY to get
o Well Cleaning. Cheap ! Darable!
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SUMTER, S. C.
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Apr15 Manning, S. C.
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