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An Overworked Word.
We wake up and make up,
We rake up and shake up,
And use the word "up" when we can;
We drink up and think up,
We kink up and shrink up,
And do up a shirt like a man.
We slack up and back up,
We stack up and whack up,
And hold up a man or an ace;
We beer up and cheer up,
We steer up and clear up,
And work ourselves up on a case.
We walk up and talk up,
We stalk up and chalk up,
And everywhere "up" ' to be heard;
We wet up and set up,
But hanged if we let up
On "up", the imuch overworked word.
THE ORPHEUS OF THE WOODS.
The Southern Mocking Bird---His Haunts.
Song and Wanton Destruction.
:(From the Macon (Ga.) Telegraph.)
Up to emancipation times, or rathei
the close of the war, mocking birds
were plentiful everywhere in Georgia.
During the years Ithat followed freedonm
armed a race to whomi guns had been
forbidden. The negro became at
enthusiastic hunter, but lie was un
skilled and could gratit his craze for
destroying only upon birds that were
nearest at hand. "ocking birds, car.
dinals, joreels, catbirds and thrushes
went down as easy conquests before a
class that had never been taught bettei
and bad neither sentiment nor con
science. The negro hunters of to-day
with possibly a fe.w exceptions, are
not wing ,so, and thev till their bag,
,vith bird. that can be killed in Th
trees. It goes without saying tha
these -are the birds- that shoui be
spared to the fields and to society.
M observation has bta-: that few
very few, negroe- will plss, gun in
h.d, an% thuig that as feathers ana
is large eoonghI to cook; and this a
borne out by the itk t that the bluejay
the woodpecker and the eatbird an
disappeari'g from the fields and wood:
almost as fast as the mocking bir<
The destruction of the mocking bird
has been more rapid bc'-ause hi ne
has been .sytematically robbed bv
nsqties of both colors for private gai
or gratification. A yea or two since
wc noted one shipment of these bird
from Savannah which contained 60K
or 700. Upon the streets of this au<
all other cities they are openly solb
When it is remeinered that ever'
bug or worm thus cut off may repre
sent thousands, the value or Tte bird'
services can be understood. True, !,
takes figs and berries, but lie earn
Most Southern people are familia
with the habits of these birds, but i
will be news to many to be told, as it
the' "Encyclomedia Britannica," tha
they go to'New England in the summe
to breed and return in the iall. Aud'u
bon's statement was that sone of then
"go North," end this term applied t(
the migration of birds means with bin
northward. in Miaryland and Vir
ngiia the bird can be found in summer
uthe comes southward in the autumn
I am inclined to tink that some Pas
us and go to Florida in very col
weather. I have seen them late in th
autumn fiving southward high in th
air and northward early in the spriing
Audubon says that the stay-at-hor
rds~j.(8-f the family fight these migra
tory fellows upon their return.
Mocking birds can be taught almnos
anything in the way of tunes. Maco:
.sed to boast of a bird that whistlel
"Dixie," and years ago a Frenchmal
traveledabout the country playing air
upon his piano which his bird woulo
follow accurately. At the Pulask
House in Savannah, a negro used ti
keep a bird that would whistle a gooi
alto to tunes his master whistled.
One of the most popular errors con
-cerning the mocking bird is the belie
that he has no song of his own: tha
he -adopts and blends only the notes o
other birds into a song. This is purel:
-nonsense. The young mocking bird
reared in the garrets of great cities
and bevond the reach of the songe
others,~sing as do the natives in thei
freedom, though not as strongly, sinc
they lack the inspiration of mates, thb
mellow sunlight and liberty. Thei
*song is, in fact, a number of songs, btu
entirely original. No man ever heart4
the divisions of the mocking bird'
song in any forest. That he inter
sperses them with cat call, the hawk'
-screech, the wvhirr of the bull bat anm
the chicken's melancholy "peep" an<
*notes from other -birds is true, bu
these are only characters in his recit
tive ballad,fe-atuires in the romance of hi
summers. That he sings his part
backward and forwar-d and combine
thetm anew is also true. The mockins
bird'S sonig is to th~e ear what ih
kaleidoscope is to the o. e, and t:a
combmiationis of his soi.gs arec a
enisa the giaa wrmsi in the toy
but the song rotes are thoe same.
This bird is probab' the most coin
tinuous siniger in the won id, b'ut uteri
are two weeks out of tiny-twso wheai
nothing can temptu him to s-ig, am
Lhaa, is when he is inoltng. At .tha
tinie he may be lonna m op1rg it;
seeinded spot, I -s: mi r-a less metan
.choly.. lHe looks then hot and sick ain
theaoniy note he utters is a tow, shor
whistle, not unlike that which the to
* -iakes as hie removes uir, hat and miop~
hisbrow. Perhaps during this seasoi
the bird lays aside mockery, repent
~and makes good resolutions.
Georgia tias 1no law to protect he
wild singe-rs, whose soi:gs (delight ain
astonish the world. Some of on
Southern cities have laws to protec
buzzards and er force them rigidlj
The negro. whio by pulling a tnigge
may baniia more melody fromn th
woi-ld than human iips can sound, ma:
do it with impjunity, but it costs hiul
$5 to bit a buzzard with a clod of diirt
Why the Case~ was Dismnissed.
A young mianl hid been arrested fo
kissing a pretty gir-i and 5he was 0:
"You say," said 'the attor-ney for thi
defendant,'"that the young man kisses
you against your will?"
"Yes, he did, and he did it a doze:
"Well, now, is it not true that yol
also kissed hini during~ the affrayl"
Objected to; objection overru-led.
"Now answer my qi estion,- conl
tinued thie attorney . "Did you lne
kiss the defendant'a1so?"
"Yes, I did," replied the witness
indignantly, "but it was in seli
-One who knows says that nearly ever
man who goes fishing takes a big hottle c
"snake medicine" with lhm. On his ro
turn the medicine is missing,. b-ut no sniak
bite is mentioned. It is presumed that h
testemedicine to be on the safe side.
TC OLD BOY AND THEN-EW BOY.
Their Points of Difference Compared--A
Qnestion a. to Which is the Better.
(From the S~t. Lwmis Rkplivo.)
There is a vasi lifference between the
boys of to-day and those of fifty years
ago, more e;specially as regards the
things which minister to comfort and
pleaAure. The new boy, even if his
parent: are only moderately blessed
with this world's goods, hia; a ward
robe which would have astonished the
old bov. Instead of the unlined
cowhide boots--oftener shoes-rough
woolen or rougher fur cap, coarse cot
ton shirt, coat and pantaloons cut
down from the cast-ofl' paternal gar
ments, rarely an overcoat and still
more rarely any underwear, except
the aforesaid shirt and home-made
socks-the new boy has his button
-shoes, rubber boots, handsome cap of
sealskin or cloth, neat linen, substan
tial underclothing, knickerbockers,
coat and vest of fashionable cut, with
overcoat to match, all bought for him
at first hands, and frequently a watch
and cliain. Think of an old boy with
a watch and chain ! le would have
been a greater curiosity among his
companions than a trick elephant.
From the time the new boy is out of
his cradle he has a full as-ortmen't of
"store toys;" and as he gets older
money provides him with marbles,
tops, kites, balls, bats, knives, wagons,
sleds, skates, bycicles and nearly
everything else in the shape of play
things that can be imagined.
The old boy, in his infancy, was
lucky if he got a silver dollar to cut
his teeth on, an improvised rattle
and a rag baby. Toys of larger
growth ke nanuiactured hinself,
"swaibped" tor, zot soniehow by "hook
or crook," or borrowed or did with
out: they were aeldom or never bonght
for hii, id Christmias and Santa
Claus never favored him with their
visitatiris-while New Year was pro
verbial v stitgy and Thanksgiving nly
stutfed i:iz stomach. Now and then
he had a few coppers in his pocket,
but silver was qui:e beyond his reach.
A warm sleiDng apartient ni winter
he never eniuved, unless on the sick
!ist. In a old room, usually no
bigger than a clozet, he crawled be
tween ice-cold sheets, and with chat
tering teeth saw his breath go out in
white vapor. In the morning he often
broke the ice for wa;4hinz-water, half
dressed himselt with numb finigers and
tinished his toilette by the kitchen
stove. The new boy has an infinite
variety of literature, prepared espe
cially 'for him; that of the old boy was
of the ancient SundaY-school sort, of
which'no more need be said to those
who have tried it. Thte new boy goes
to the theatr, circus or at ieazt to the
dire liuseumt but these places of
amusement and recreation were hardly
known in the old boy's time- -certainly
not for lMim. The new boy begins
with kinderzarten and ends with col
lege or at least high school. The old
boy was fortunate if he obtained his
"tirec IZs" fromt some rural pedagogue
)r at best was ground th'rough a much
)-orer educational mill than negroes
L. ;e nowadays.
Wheni out of the mill lie was setto
work and thought himself well paid
with indifferent board and clothes.
The genteel idleness of the average
I new boy, w\hich so often degenerates
in vagabonflism, was not tolerated
fifty crs ago, and, unlike the aver'age
ne W boy, the old boy had no money to
spend until he made it. He had no
dad's ca-It bank to draw upon ; only
the revenue ot his own toil and thrift.
tPerhaps it is only an old boy's par
tiality- for old ways, but it seems to us
that "the hard ex:pericee of the old
boys did more foir them in many ways
than the. softer and easier lot of the
new boys does for them. The former
werc quite as happy with the. little
they had as the latter are with their
much, anid they were taught-what the
others are not-economy, industry,
ingenuity, self-denial, self-reliance, the
fvalue of money, the necessity of labor,
and, most oft all, the line in the primer
fwhich declares that
Satait fimds some mischief still,
For idle :ands to (1o.
Prob~ably the newv method of training
;-snmakes more geintlemen, btit the
old met hod made nire men; aiid the
world needs men more thani it does
entlemen. We cannot, of course,
evive the old conditions, but caii we
not gr'aft some of the old pirinciples
and practices upon the new conditious?
It would be worth while tryving the
experiment, if only for- a chiange-anid
it might make a decided impr'ovement
in the pr'esent status and future pros.
pects of the rising generation, whose
chief ambition seems to be to begin
where their' fathers leave oil
Chicago's Weatthiest Preacher.
The only rich domtiinie in Chicago is
te Rev. Dr. Ryder, the eloquent
Uiver s-:ict divine, wh-lo only a few
years5 "o retiredi fr'om the pulpit.
*.iii m.aCdeal hiis money~ outtsidle of id
proessi>n. In at set of rich men
lvig on the Souith Sid~e, in the vicin
itv of his. ol'i ebarinch, D~r Ryder has
afways hen a great favorite, and they~
s howed their pir~eeence inl a practical
wr When on investmwent could be
mLde profitabiy in the city railway
.toet the eloquent U..niver'alist was
pul~t into the stuck. Local brokers all
ay that the doctor' has a headi for' inan
ciering hiimself. HeI has been one of
te mno-t active tiraders in local securi
ties and real estate atrd one of the most
stressfull. ie is believed to be worth
S-K>0,00n', part of it being invested in
Wa:bash avenmue reatl estflte, but most
of it in street-eatrstock. There was one
Irecent invyestment by him whi;:h was
dsatroos. When John ih. Iloxie
twas numl!'ading his Consumers' (Gas
stock tIl Revy. Dr. Ryder' w~as oneO of
te gent lemten to wihom he gave
:he nointers to buy--and to buy- quick.
The'doctor' bought 1,000U shares and
sak $30,00 ~in it.
A Dastardty Attempx.
3I r. (Charles Bar] :rv was bef!ore Tria!
.Justiet WVoodrutf last 31onday orv n'ing
ian swore ouit a warran~it aga.tinsit Wiilianm
Arnod. :iharging him wvith haiving mnade
an ass-un upon .Mrs. Barbary with a fl
ite-t. A enold, we understand. has lift the
countr\ M r parts unkuown. It seems that
the devil isturnied loose in is helliih di
retion'. Manyi~ men seemi lto orge-t that the
ladies of this iomd( have any\ v~irtue. Junge~
SLynch seems to exe-rcise 'u - limtect tear
;ver such d.astardly- rascal- 11 r '. v.i
Hail 5torms,-(ro" Desroed
The heaviest rain of thce ean i in iL5
section fell Satuma- aftrunoon. 't '\: -
c opllanid by- h:d]i'in the - ei -n of 3r.
.Job Wessing~er and in Sw it zr N eck. Th
hail stones were as large as guinea eggs :nro
completely deatroyed MIr. W essmnger
-rops. I -ayes were threshed from the
tres. 3ir. R. W. Shull informa us the
hail "-as piled up in drifts over knee high.
Messrs. W-ade and Sim Corley's ciops were
bhidiy in jured and in places destroyed.
eTheir fr'uit was all thrashed from the trees.
KILLING A GRIZZLY.
Close Ouarters With a Big near---Narrow
Escape of a Hunter.
( -n.:a Oi r T/i'f. Feld aud erm.)
"We were taking a band of wether
once--we had 10,000 in ~the band
from Umatilla county, Oregon, to
Cheyenlne," said a shepherd to a cor
respondent, "and had three men beside
myself, each man with a dog. We haa
several horses, guns and campaign
outfit1, of course.
"One hot day about noon the sheep
anchored en us and while they were
lvings in the shade we went down to
the wvater to cook dinner. This was
in the I'lue Mountains, on the middle
fork ot the John Day river, at a sort
of hore-sloe hieibed about a quarter of
a mile -round. It did not look like a
white had ever been there before.
"Some of the boys went in swim
ming and went across the river on the
inside of the bend. They found thou
sands of tracks of all kinds of game
in the sand-deer, elk, coon, bear mid
"'Them goose tracks,' interposed a
voice, 'was beaver tracks. A beaver's
hind foot is webbed and makes a track
like a noose's.'
"That's so. I found that out after
ward. The river wa, full of mussel
shells, with mussels in them at that.
You could have scooped upl) a wagon
load of then in little or no time.
"They saw a right fresh track of a
bear anid a cub where they had been
after those mussels and gone into the
"I tried to get thetm not to go into
the bri-h after the bear, but no, they
were bound to go.
"'They stationed inc oi a point that
cam d down between the cogs of the
hiorse-shoc and commanded the under
lyin lat completely.
"Then the'v took the dogs and their
gans antcd went irmo the brush. A man
could just. crawl through the brush ani..
that wva- all.
"Th' bear was there, you bet, and
the dovs baved her before they had
gone a hundred yards. The ment
could it tell from the barking where
-he wvas. They kept as near together
as pos:ihle, Bill Sloane in advance.
Preszently Bill shot and the bear made
a lunge and was on top of' him and
got hint down. The other man raised
his gun to shoot, but was so close that
the bear struck his gun from his hand
and knocked it clear out of his reach.
lie got away from her and she went
back aid stepped around on top of
Bill, who was about half dead. The
third nian opened on her and she
would drol down every time he hit
her and he hit her every shot. He
called fir help and I hurried there as
fast as I could. I had a little collie
bitch that was as timid as a hare
arout vol, but for lighting game I
nevcr saw anl animal so big that she
was afraid to tackle it. She went to
the bear a- lvintg. The other dogs
were simply barking around it. Dixie
sized otn to the bar from behind and
made it so lively for her that she left
Bill and was wo)rried by the dogs until
she died fron the etl'ccts o the wounds
She had received.
"We "ot Bill out, packed him ott a
horse to the nearest tow n, which was
100 miles away, attd it was three
months before lie was able to be up and
AvQ3UAN's UARBA RBAROUS DFS.
The Milliners Protest They Should Not
Dear All the Utlame.
(Fieoe the Mili. ry Tr''4-e'i.)
The effort now beinig made by cer
tatititumatnitariants to discourage the
wearintg of birds or their plumnage by
ladies i'n their hats is all very good ill
its way andt ie potnte o
such perons to yo-e as re'fur niers, but
why they shouati visit their wordy
wrath uilont the poior mtillitters, as
some have dond, is as mysterious as it
is inconlsistent. The milliner does not
kill thle birds, nor (1o they reach her
until they have passed through the
hands of' several dealers or middlemen,
and she would not sell them were they
not demanded by her customers. The
Cosunmer of ant article is the person
responsible for its being ofl'erett as
merchaendise. So we advise our
beevolent brothers and sisters to "go
for" the c'onsutmers.
And while ther arc about it let them
not stop at plumes ont hats; let them
recollect thte beatutiful tortoise shell
comb Miss Fashion wears in her hair
wa; origitnally taken from a poor
innocent creature who used this mate
riai for its ottly defense. The kid
gloves shte has on her hands wer'e
stripped from a babe whose p)arents
had honed that its maturity would be
spenit itt the harmless amusement of
bontdintg aboutt otn suburban rocks
and foraiging freely ott fence-board
The satchel she carries ont her arm
bit ai short timne ago formted part of at
apibtoust animtal w hose-ottly crime
:otisited in ba-kingt itt thle sunshminei
oni the :ntd its of the St. Johnt's
Rivr, F':oiida, occasiontally firolicking
in its wv:t ers en r~i wacling fur ant ini
c:ulou, black picantinnye ont whtom to
make a mteal.
The silk e's she trobes hcereelf int
wa n!aie tr lm the' wicnding thrteadl
that for::t.! pro :eioni for thotusandcs
oi imture'- b~e':ud inii eric'onte, wvho
wee cruelly sealed within their
sendedl retr'eats lest they might cat
their way out andt sp~oil the continuity
of the valuable ie.
Tihe satcque th it htelds her fair form
fomi tihe trude winttry blasts once
helped to 1)rotec~tt a beutif'ul animal,
whose itrtive hiomte is amid the icy
regint otf Ahi ka w~'here he is ruth
lee-Ily sacriiced totr a spec'ies of skin
gae: ate aneinnal -useettib 'Coh domtes
'ietini anid capale o a. hjigh d'gr'ee
of' culturce, viein wit thedc av~e:age
[taliana in: inuical abtdit v. a~s was
d emonstirated by c see:l that have
been exhibited a t aiOus muttseumsi,
w here th ey Iliandle thie barrel orgati
whith marked sktll.
The p:ortenomonai" -he so daintily
carrties i'n her hattd a:d te card case
that ace c mpais het' en her calls of
ceemtotny were ee' pa~rts Ot beautiful
taks Itiat excited thce cupidity of
A iato Africani hunters who mur
deed at pos-ible .Jumnbo t.o secure them
G ' orne's circular cllng a metetingc. of
the t iia Paty forecc to-dhay. invites 'all
nu-mherc i of the parmty whoc, while r'e't'mmt
fut cfreedt in all paticulars respecting
t Irish, Govrnment bitl 'ire desironts to
* toesabl ith a t- leisttive beody in Dubtc
:' t manage aftrr specifically andl ex
that ( Cinnbecrlaict will not atteld
Thcer e is reason for the be~lef tha t ex
A erman chnelci has wittent a longi let'
to In'tlpec ".V rnie' dilging ~ all he~ k-nows
ef the fracth ' bibrt-; ccd bibed.( -t'atg
tiac he subitcs to the iecevciteand will
serve his timte pat ietly, lit that lie pro
poses that the brier<ce' and bribed shall not
make him ai scatpegoat, and that they shall
enjoy the eijtal privilege with himself for
GENERAL NEWS ITEMS.
Facts of Interest Gathered from Various
The President's bride-elect has just sailed
for home in the Chicago.
Edgefield papers contain the announce
ments of fifteen candidates already.
The Turco-Greek fight has ended and
both armies are preparing to retire.
At Guaymas, Mexico. 18 cases of small
pox cases have been reported, 6 fatal.
Col. Edward F. Stokes, of Greenville.
has been declared insane.
Thunder storms have been raging in Ger
many for three days, many persons and
hundreds of cattle killed.
The monument to the dead of the Wash
ington Light Infantry in Charleston is to
The recent heavy rains have done great
damage to the crops in the upper part of
Gen. Frederick N. Ogden, famous as a
White League leader, died at New Orleans
Thursday, aged 49.
Mayor Courtenay arrived in Washing
ton Tuesday night en route to New York,
where he will take the steamer for Europe.
The Edison machine works. in New
York, began work again Thursday, after
many weeks' idleness, with twelve men.
Secretary Manning's recovery is so slow
that he will not return to the Treasury De
partment before autumn.
There was a heavy hail storm in Lau
rens County on the 24th. which did consid
erable damage to crops.
William Brown, aged fourteen, and Miss
Anna Cooper, aged thirteen, were married
on the 16th instart at Durbin Church,
Miss Bessie Church, of Union City, Pa.,
drowned herself in a cistern while suffer
ing from mental aberration, caused from
Mr. M. 11. Coleman, of New Market,
near Greenwood, lost by an accidental fire
his residence ant everything in it. Hisloss
is considerablv above a small insurance.
Mr. Stanmore Kirkland, who resided
about five miles from Aiken, in Shaw town
ship, fell dead on Sunday morning while
attending to the feeding of his farm stock.
There was a destructive fire in Wausau,
Wis., on the 24, burning great quantities
of lumbers, machinery, mills. etc. Loss
esimated at $215,000,
Major Bacon told General Gordon in
Lexington that he had stood many a night
cold and ragged on picket guard while the
General slept warmly in the commander's
The Savannah rice market has declined,
forced down by Sandwich Island rice,
which has been suffered to come in duty
free. Georgia's rice crop last year was
Evolution has been discountenanced by
the Presbyterians, and the Augusta Assem
bly has adopted the majority report, which
holds that Adam was created from organic
Sunday morning Wayne Anderson, a
wealthy and respected farmer of Mountain
Grove Missouri, was found murdered
shot in the throat and breast. His two
sons confessed to the crime.
The Rev. Mr. Fulton, of New York,
who has been spending some time in Aiken
with the Rev. Lucius Cuthbert, has accept
ed a call from the Camden Baptist Church
of Kershaw County.
Senator Butler has replied to the circular
of the Free Trade Association of South
Carolina in a manner which must be spe
cially gratifying to the Association and the
en and Uourwr.
The Methodist church at Parksville,
Edgefield County, of the Rev. G. 11. Wad
dell's pastorate. was blown down by the re
cent heavy winds. This is, we believe, the
second church blown down at Parksville.
Gadstone\ p'- : ''.ed at the Liberal
conference. sh -..:: is ready to leave
the home rule 'i til another ses
sion after it rt 6: c assed a second
reading. Hi< em"- *v.ns meet with the
approval of the i: Ients.
The runaway r :-ist in N:- e York r
slting in th! deat z oif Mrs. P'endleton,
again enforce the often :old war.ing that
in cse of a rui'y't . s::f.-i to temaia
in the vechiclek- di tske th echant'ts.
The French Government have olicially
disaowed the speech of the French Minis
ter at Lisbon, congratulating the King and
Queen upon the marriage of. their son to
Princess Amelia, daughter of the Count of
The Augusta artesian well has been bored
to a depth of 872 feet. On Saturday a layer
of hard rock was pierced, and for some
minates water poured over the top of the
well, and at intervals since it has been run
A young white lad named Perry, aged
about 16 years, was plowing in a field near
Hancock~Landing, 30 miles from Augusta,
last Thursday. when a flash of lightning
struck the young man, killing him and the
mule he was working.
On last Friday evening a negro man liv
ing about two miles from Prosperity had a
quarre1~l with his wife about another man.
~e left her threatening suicide, and he was
found in a forest yesterday morning hang
ing to a limb tied by a hamestring.
The remains of Mr. Henry Sparnick,
who died at Denver, Colorado, on the 29th
of November last, reached Charleston
Wednesday night on the 9.30 train from
Augusta. in charge of Mi-s. Newell, the sis
of the deceased. Trhe reniains were entered
in Magrolia cemetery.
The Crotch pond, near Trenton, in Edge
iel County, was drawn off on Friday last,
and eght liuudried pound of fish were ob
tine-o says our townsman. Scout Gray
-a varied assortment, consisting of trout,
ercl, bream, jack, eels and cats.
Gladstone has decided to dissolve Parlia
nent. TheQueen has signified her consent.
The motive of the Premier is stipposed to
ba dsire to conciliate Chamberlain. The
lext session will be devoted exclusively to
the iscussion of the home rule bill.
On Thursday morning a largo oak, near
I. M. M. Bogg's residence, on Little River,
n oce County. was torn to pieces by
ightning. Two of Mr. Bogg's children
ad two colored men were struck down.
Little Sloan Boggs was buried under the
flling timber arnd fatally injured.
The floods of last week, following so
losely on the cyclone of Saturday, did
i-unae to the Syarminburg Opera House
amounting to '$600 or $800. The fine fres
en pantn on the ceiling, costing several
und-ed dollars, has been damaged beyond
epatir. A hutndred chairs have been ruined
~nd the roof is cone.
A sot dumpy man, who hatd come all
th : wav [from TIe::as to secure a smiall post
tiire fiamu the Presidtent. was roarmng his
disppitment in a Washington saloon the
thet day. "How can a little stump of a
fellow like you expect odlice of Cleveland
ow." saiit bystatiter; "don't you know
e has taken a fancy for Hymen?'~
General Gordon did not imitate Mr.
tphns list wveek by taking his toddy
sraight and open before the crowd. It was
n Liton. in 182, that the Great Comi
moner Garinn up to his work in a cam
pi'n speech, Wvhipped his tlask acrtoss his
lips nd declared in conclusion, "this, fel
lo-itiens, is true .Mo'1ersonman D~emoe
The hieaviest wreck that has ever oc
ctrrt on the Western North Carolina
Road toook place t wecnty miles East tf Ashe
ville, on the Blue Ridge Mountains, on the
2thi inst. A freight train of nineteen cars
was descending~ the mountain, when the
engine jumped the track just as it passed a
trestle which spans a creek. The whole
trestle gave way and plunged the nineteen
ear o the bottom of the grorge.
Swimnung the Hudmon.
John Robinson, who claims to be the
champion amateur swimmner of the Mersey.
Wales, and the Isle of Man, England.
swam across the Hudson River, on the 23d
inst., from Nyack to Tarrytown, fora purse
of $500 against time, the het being that hf
could not cover the ditanc', about three
and a half miles. in one hour aiiI forty-five
minutes. The swirmner is 25 years of age
and weighs 150 pounds stripped for the
water. This was his first professional race.
At about 1.30 o'clock the steamer Black
Bird arrived at the steamboat dock it Tar
rytown with a company of sporting men on
board, and took on board many others who
desired to see the swim from the start to
the finish. When the Nyack side was
reached Robinson got into a small boat,
manned by two oarsmen, and pulled nearly
ashore. On his way he divested himself of
his clothing, Ile swaim in a pair of trunks.
At the given signal. at 2.27 o'eloek. he
made a dive from the stern of the boat and1
began his work, swimming hand over hand.
in George Fern's style. The water was
smooth and the tide at the flood. Robn
son proceeded' nearly all the way on his
right side, occasionally turning over on his
left to rest himself. le kept up a steady
stroke and was surrounded by a small Ileet
of boats tilled with spectators.
During the trip two young ptigilists on
the steamer put on boxing gloves and en
tertained the spectators with a sparring
match. By the time :this exhibition was
over the swimmer was nearing the Tarry
town shore, and several more boats cane
out to meet him. It was just 4.0'3 o'clock
when he touched Bird's Dock, with nine
minutes to spare.
Charles Banks, colored, of Edgetield.
who was sentenced by the United States
Court at Greenville, in February, for retail
ing liquor, to three mouths andl $100 tine,
would have been discharged to-day but for
the fact that a warrant had been lodged
with Sheriff Rowan upon the affidavit of
B. P. Cover, Deputy Sheriff of Edgetield.
charging Banks with the murder of John
Lagrone, which took place several years
ago, which induced Bamnks to take French
leave about 5.30 A. M. When called to do
work about the jail this morning, in which
institution he was what is known as a
"trusty," he skipped over the back fence.
* Banks stated to Sheriff Rowan and Dep
uty Maguire that he would cheerfully go
with either of them, or lie would go alone
and surrender. but lie did not want to go
with Deputy Covar.
Hon. Clinton Ward wrote to Sheriff
Rowan some time ago, highly endorsing
Banks, and stating that his personal inqui
ries had failed to develop any around for
the charge of murder against the prisouer.
Mr. Reedy. on whose placed Banks lived.
sent money to pay the prisoner's fare home
as soon as be should be discharged.
The prisoner seems to have di readed to go
under the charge of Covar, which was his
reason for escaping.
A burglar who had ransacked a house
without profit entered the bedroom of the
owner and indignantly inquired :
"What sort of a man are you that your
silver is the cheapest plate, your watch out
of order and your wallet is entirely empty:
Do you imagine that my time is of no ae
count, that I must fool it away im this man
"Alas!" replied the householder, "the
fault is not my own. The holder of a
chattel mortgage just cleaned me out to
"Ah! I beg a thousand pardons. No
man should have had his house robbed
twice in twenty-four hours. My breth;ren
should have notified me by telephone."
Moral : Give the burglar the preference
in such matters.-E.r.
A late dispatch from W\iieox. Ariz~ona.
says: As the Indian., have h-'en forced into
a small sectioni of the counti y North of the
railroad, and the troops are after each of
the bands, and eve-ry way of escapec is
guarded, it is o:ly a guestion of a very
short time when they wil! be surrounded
and captured. They' ara .l headi for
the San Carlos reservation, w mre they will
meet wvithi quite a ;;%rent r"ec- n fo0 ''
former times, as the..-....-- .'i::'.ien
t kill all hostile., o-htflrhing the r -rv;
ion, which is well guarded by troops una
friendly Iudians. Ge'n. Mikle will make
his headquarters at Wilcox for some 'me.
HeI has enlisted a comp~any of Mexicans
and another of Americ'ans. who startedl last
night for the mountains, Ini addition to
their pay the General has offered a reward
of $50 for each Indian or head of an Indian
brought in, and $2,000 for Geronimo or' his
Meaneet sneak in Towin.
Malarial gases siieaked tip through the
poorly construc(te'd drains and made baby
very sick with malarial fever. Baby would
have died but for timely use of Browvn's
Iron Bitters. There is nothing meaner in
itsvsy of coming, nor worse in its effects.
than this malaria from the underground
regions. Mrs. MeIonald, of New Haven,
Con., says, "For six y-ears I suffered
from the effects of malaria, but Brown's
Iron Bitters cured me entirely."- Try it
when malaria steals in and 'undermines
your constitution. It will give relief.
A man is obliged to (lie before his will
amounts to anything, but that of a woman
is alway's in force.
You can tell who a man works for, indi
vidal. corporation or nmniipahty, bgy the
w~ay he handles a shovel, slings a pick or
swings a sledge.
A blind pauper inmplo'red a tr::mp forn the
gift of a pair of old p:mnt. " Great S-ott!
exclaimed the see-dy wvanderecr, "doIC :s I do:
get your drawers dyed."
In the land of history: They do say thai
the first question asked by a deaconm visitingr
Egypt was, "Now", what were the real facts
of the Potiphar scandal"
A Western editor tells w~hat lie would do
if le were a jackass. A rival journalist re
marks that what ple~tl desire to know is
w~hat be would do if he wasn't onme.
"No, sir," said the man, "y'ou needn't
tell me a woman ever had her dress pocket
picked. I don't believe a thief can discover
it. I know I've tried for two hours to find
the pcket of one of my wife's dIresses and
bad to give it up."
Head Waiter-'-James, see wvhat those
two men want at table number seven."
.James (returning)- "They say they're
not particular what they have." lead
Waiter-"Well, give them the regular (lin
ncr, then"-Tid Bitsu.
It is absurd for a yong man to deliber'
ately become a drunkard with the uhmimmte
purpose of reforming and becoming an
evangelist, ie mnay drink himself todeath
before he becomes degraded enough to ex
(-ite general interest in his case': and yet it
seems that a voting man who ha~s been good
all his life is iiot respected by sensaLtionali
Many a Lady
is beautiful, all but her skin;
and 'nobody has ever told
her how easy it is to put
beauty on the skin. Beauty
on the skin is Magnolia,
OH! MY BACK'
Every strain or cold attacks that weak back
and nearly proitrates you.
Srngthen SteSadies the Nervee,
Enriche, the Blood, Gives New Vigor.
Bron n eras the beetin medicine I
i pecal beeil in nervou orphysica exhitus
in. an n all debilitating ailments that bear so
he'avily on the system.Use it freely in my own family."
-. nnine hatrd k nrk and rose red lines on
BRIOWN CH EMICAL CO., BALTIMORE, MD.
tein list of prize fr rcpsinforativeahc
e x. etc.. ri eo byal ceasipt medcine, or
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the Liver. Bilions,.ets. Nervous Dyupepsia, Indigee
tion, Irregularity of the Bowels. Constipation. Flato
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(sometimes called Heartburn). Miasma. Malaria,
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It changes the complexion from a waxy, yellow
tai n g to a ruody, healthy color. it entirely removes
low, gloomy spirits. It is one of the BEST AL
TERATIVES and PURIFIERS OF THE
BLOOD, and Is A VALUABLE TONIC.
For sale by all Druggists. Price S.0O perbottle.
C. F. FSTADICER, Proprietor,
140 50. FRONT ST. Philadelphia, Pa
Simplest, Most Durable, Economical, and Perfect
in se-wastes no grain; cleans it ready for market.
THRESHING ENGINES a HOR
Baw Mlls, and Standard Implements gen
erally. Send for illustrated catalogue.
Aa. B. F AR QU H AR,
Pnslvanla Agrienltural Worke. TOEE. Pa.
The SolubleG uano; is a highly concentrate
rade Fertilizer for all crop)S.
ASH LEY COTTON AND COR~N COMPs
to erophs and)1 also largely used by the Truel
ASU1LE Y A SLI ELE.MEN T.-A very ches
tilizer for Cotton, Corn ant1 Smlall Grain Cr<
A SHL EY D)ISSOLVED) 130NE; ASIILE'
tades-for um~ al iland in C!ompost heap.
Fur Terms, DIn~ etions, Testimlonials, and:
mblications of the Complanyt, address
THE ASHLEY PHOSI
e- CUIRES -Diphtheria, Croup. Asthma. Bronchitis,
oarseess. r.ltuenla eakin Coulrhoin Co
Thsea pilw n c drrul disovery.at n othr
cSol eve rywhreorsent by mail fr 25ec in stan
pue ndhihl cn
entrtd. One once
yother kid. It is
everywee or 2 5 cents in stam:
they know all about Mustang Lin
iment. Few do. Not to know is
not to have.
"MOT H E R'S
MAKES CHILD-BIRTH EASY.
The time has come at last when
the terrible agonv ineident to
this very critical period in a
woman's life can be avoided.
A distinguided physician, who
passed the -reatest urtion of
his life (foity-four years) in
this branch of practice. left to
childbearing woman this price
less leg-acv and life-saving ap
pliance, 'TIIE MOTHERS'
FRIEND," and to-day there
are thousands of the best wo
men in our land who, having
used this wonderful remedy
before confinement. rise up and
call his name blesed.
We receive letters from every
section of the conilltry thank
ing us for placing this prepara
ti) in the reach of suffering
Vom11. Ono lady from North
Carolina writes us that she
w(ou!( like to timk the pro
prietors, on1 1er knees for bring
ing1 it to her lnotic, as in pie
vimus ciOtinemnent she had two
doctois, and1 they were coni
pelieI to use chlioform, instru
mients, etc., and she suffered
almost deati: but this time she
used "MOTlf ERS' FRIEND,"
and her labor was short, quick
afid almost like magic. Now
why should a woian suffer
when she can avoid it? We can
prove all we claim by living
iritnesses, and anyone interest
ed can call, or have their hus
bands do so, at our office, and
see the oi iginal letters, which
we cannot publish.
This reiedy is one about which we can
not publisi certificates, but it is a most
wonderful liniment to be used after the
first two or three months.
Send for our treatise on the Health and
Happiness of Woman, mailed free, which
ives all particulars.
THE BRADFIELD REGULATOR CO.
Box 28, Atlanta, Ga.
Sold by all druggists.
In heteraninGCountres ofiur.ope,
'beirigitsmIe dicalasis,itis eonfiday
reomImendedas a cure andpreventive o
FEVER AnD AGUE,
sna1alatheraiseases oriinating froim
-m prvnthe SacraftioneCFiraiO
cmsfrDysppia,Crafp inthe stomah
BmneralWakness,Nervous and Mental
Oomplaint.anadiseases of the lidnies~an
without a rival?
afthe systemit is un equalled.
-D O S E
A smallane-gasfolthreetimes a day
Soldby allDruggists and deaergienrdly.
TOPAZ CINCHIONA CORD IAL CO.,
Jale.fptr~n s &M adune
SSP.AR TANTBT.ERG. S-.C.
'Price per Botle $1.00.
E o Ufltrie Oor t.
Sam e qrick sales. Territora
.n stl~factonl guaranteed. Adet
DR. SCOTT, 842 Broadway. NEW YORK.
d Ammoiated Guano, a complete High
)IND.-A complete Fertilizer for these
ters near Charleston for vegetables, etc.
,p and excellent Non-Amimoniaied Fer
ps, anld also for Fruit Trees, Grape
EACID PHOSPIi?2, of very High
or the various attractive and in~strnctive
HATE CO., Charleston,'S.C.
*Catarh Ceraiobus Detery c.
plet tree. h. L . ohnson & .Boston. Mass.
aha bo .s w5Eort t 0e . t 22utecsto bxo
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