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11 at the
er not to send n'
two cold, cruel women.
c stay here," I begged amid a
rm of sobs. burying my face in her he.
"only let me stay and I will do any thing. I
willscrub the steps as little Paul does:
will be good oh : so good I will never dis
obey you. indeed I will not
Mrs. Hart's tears flowed at this passicat
ate appeal of mine, but she could not grant
my request now-it was too late.
"You have ever been an obedient a:l
good child, Dorcas." she answered. softi'.
"and I know you will not fail to male
friends wherever you go. Those ladies a"o
very nice. I have no doubt, when once you
get used to them. Come, cheer up and go
and bid the girls good-bye while I get yo.r
So saying, she put me gently aside and
began to empty out the contents of 1-:y
small chest of drawers; while I, sei-.
that further pleading would be of no avail,
went slowly out to where my comnpanzns
were, and proceeded to bid them good-bye
a task that was not accomplished without
much weeping on either side.
This over, I went back, and madam, with
her own hands, dressed me in my best at
tire, which consisted of a linen suit, em
broidered pantalettes and a white straw flat,
then much worn by children. I then bade
the matron an affecting farewell, clinging
to her, and sobbing the while she kissed me
gently, saying: " God bless you, my little
Dorcas." And then. taking Miss Armund's
band, I was hurried to the carriage, where
the coachman stood holding open the door.
He helped the ladies in, tossed me in after
them, shut the door, and, mounting his
box, drove swiftly away. I looked back
tila turn in the road hid the tome from
myview, and I passed out of that life for
All before me now was a strange and un
known road; did it lay in pleasant places?
I turned my attention to my companions
within the carriage. Neither had spoken
. ince starting. Mrs. Clayton sat looking
optof the window, evidently deeply inter
ested in the scenery though which we were
passing. The other, Miss Armund, sat re
garding me with a grim, moody expression
-of countenance that fairly chilled me.
Thus we rode on for some time when Mrs.
Oayton suddenly exclaimed, vehemently:
."Its all nonsense, Maria; the child was
much happier where she was; you are do
ng:no kindness to her in taking her
-prhaps not," answered her companion.
,'sbordy. "I am partly doing a duty, though.
ndyoncanhardly miss the trifle that it
";O o SsYX)DME AWAY"
- cilost to educate her out of the immense
Caledon' estate. Methinks you might un
.eg some- slight inconvenience for the
~eoi eingmistress there."
Mirs.. Clayton flushed angrily, but said
nothinggandftimther conversation was pre
-i -ented by the carriage stopping at the
We alighted~and entered the great'
which was c ea,
and this hurrying, surging crowd fai~
'wderidme.- But over all hung the con
-.is"vzion that Iwas going away amlong stranlge
--pople, with these two silent and unloving
- men, who both seemed to owe me a deep
-~andlong-staniding grudge. My heart was
readyto burst with grief, and unable to re
-trainmy tears Ihid my face in my hands
Sad wept bitterly. .Several people noticed
my grief, an earks were being made as
totecause, whnMiss Arudmade her
way tome and, sitting down by mc, endeav
pacify me by promises of fmne pres
- ns ad seeing that all were regard
inme cu~~syI hushed my sobs and be
The next mdment a shrill cry of "All
Ahnnrd" sounded-through the room, and
there was a rush for the outgoing train.
Mrs. Clayton and Miss Armund, with me
between them, hastily scrambled in, getting
barely inside ere the train started. The
*coach we had entered was already full of
passengers, but the ladies were given seats
somehow, and in my haste and bewilder
ment I stumbled and pitched head first into
a fat old gentleman who was squeezing
hmefinto a seat near by.
-"Gracious me!" he exclaimed, rather
crossly, while Mrs. Clayton gav-e me a with
eringdook from her dark eyes, which did
not add to my composure.
-"See here, Sis," said a kind, jovial voice
at my elbow, "there don't seem to be any
place in particular for you; suppose you
take a seat on my knee."
"And, almost before I could comprehend
what was being done, I found myself
perched upon the knee of a handsome
vnefellow of perhaps one and twenty,
who, ~seeing my confusion, had taken it ul>
on himself to come to my assistance.
Mrs. Clayton thanked him graciously, and
bflss Armund seemed satisfiedl, so I con
cluded it was nothing improper to. take the
proffered seat, and, finally gaining cour
age, I dared to glance into my companion's
face. It was a handsome debonair face, but
yet kind and manly, and his eyes won my
heart at once, they were so bright and kind
ly in their expression. He did not ply me
with questions, but after his first remark
continued his conversation with his comn
-panions, quite a number of young men who
ocupied the seats near, and I guessed they
were evidently from some school or college,
for they were dressed exactly alike in
brown suits with white gloves and hats. I
learned afterwards theyvwere the collegians
fromB-- going home for their vacation.
I gave the others only a glance. I could
notbear their rather bold looks, and then,
too, some of them had laughed at my awk
wardness, and, child though I was, I did
not relish being laughed at.
"Well, little one," said my friend, kindly.
"have you gotten ever your fright veti
,Tou were rather mixed up, wiern't you?
'ever traveled much, eh?' and he laughed,
"I was never on the cars before but once,"'
I said, mieekly, "and I don't like it-they
make such a terrible noise."
Here the other gentleman laughed loudly,
as if the idea of the cars making a noise was
very funny. indeed.
"Is that lady your mammal asked one,
pointing to where Mrs. Claytton was sitting
engaged in conversation with another lady.
"No, sir." I answered. I did not like be
ing questioned by this strange fellow with
his bold, black eyes and ready tongue.
"The other one, then f"directinghisglnce
to Miss Armund, who, when she heard his
remark, scowled savagly.
A \.W-rUi\ D PRIEn.
and never mirnd fellows that ask questions
of little girls'-a rexnaurk that was not lost
up'on his friends, fur I was asked no more
Presently some of the passengers got out.
and I found a seat by the side of my young
friend. who still was as kind and gentle as
at first, till I felt I had known him always.
and I began to dread the i ime when he must
go and I would be left again alone with
those two stern, silent women.
But night came on and still my friend and
his party were with us; the lamps werc
lighted and their rays fell weirdly on the
faces about me. I could see Mrs. Clayton
sitting boit n rght, the white plumles in her
hat nodding with the swaying motion of the
cars, and her eyes wide open. with no signs
of sleepiness about theta, though most of
the other passengers were in a state of
semi-drowsiness. Miss Armund sat bent
forward. her head on her breast. fast asleep.
Even my young friend was nodding, and I
felt my own eyes growing heavy and dull,
and almost before I knew it I was sound
I awoke once, for an instant, and could
hardly recollect where I was, but it came to
me soon. My friend was still beside me
and had placed an arm about me, or I should
have tumbled to the floor. He looked at me
now with a quiet smile, and feeling reas
sured I again let my head droop against his
arm and ;:11 fast .sleep. I have often won
dred since then if no unseen spirit whis
ptred to him of the part that the sleeping
child at his side should play in his life, or
how all their lives their fortunes should be
intermingled. Doubtless such a thought
never crossed his mind. He was kind to the
friendless child from mere good-hearted
ness. nothing more.
How long I slept I do not know. I was
:.akened by some one shaking me roughly
by the arm. I started up to find Miss Ar
mund standing over me looking, in the dim
uncertain light of early dawn, more grim
and ugly than ever. I was alone in the
seat. My young friend and his party were
all gone: they had left the train while I
slept. I learned afterwards that when he
must go he had called Miss Armund to
take his place. saying I was tired and
sleepy, and he disliked to wake me.
I felt a strange loneliness and fear when I
knew he was gone. but I swallowed my feel
ings as best I could and obediently followed
the ladies to a handsome carriage that stood
waiting for them and into which a servant
assisted us, and we were soon rolling rap
idly toward home, for as such I now desig
nated it. After half an hour's drive, we
arrived at what I suppose was an entrance
way. A porter swung open a heavy iron
gate and the carriage swc C t up a beautiful
avenue bordered with trees, and finally.
stopped before the house, or mansion-a
massive pile of brieks surrounded oanall
aides by broad veranaah's or porticos. A
flight of marble steps led up to the front
entrance, and the pillars supporting the
piazza were of the finest and most delicate
specimens of architecture.
We ascended the steps, and Mrs. Clayton
rang the bell. A servant admitted us and
led t1he way to a handsomeiy-furnished sit
ting-woim where the ladies removed their
wrps; but Mrs. Clayton gave me in charge
of a domestic, who conducted me to a pretty
room lor - e und oor i the rear part of
' s," said the maid, kind
't bore till breakfast-time."
my hat and sacque as she
tn, showing me the bath-room
ad toilet accessories, she left me alone.
I bathed my faee, combed and braided my
air and brushed my teeth, as I had been
accustomed to do at the home. and then,
aing nothing else to do, I drew a chair to
the window and sat down to wait for the re
ppearance of the maid. While sitting here
my attention was drawn to two children.
bos, who were in company with a large dog
racing up and down the lawn a short dis
tance from the house. One was a dark
faced lad of perhaps twelve years. I knew
t once that he was Mrs. Clayton's son, the
resemblance was so great. But the other
~hild was much younger, not more than five
years old, and fair with light curling hair.
"It must be they have no little girls." I
said to myself; "that is the reason they
have adopted me."
Just here the maid entered. briskly.
" Well, little miss, ready for breakfast? "
she said, cheerily; "but, if you please, what
is your name2?"
" Dorcas Lynn," I answered.
" Thank ye, miss; mine is Maggie Mitch
ell, and Mrs. Clayton sent me to fetch ye
own to breakfast."
So saying she led the way to the break
fast-room. It was a largo, lofty room;
nd the table, at which the family were
already seated, was glittering with cul
glass and silver. There were at the
table Mrs. Clayton, her husband. a stolid,
:orulent man of fifty, perhaps, Miss Ar
:und, the two boys I had seen in the gar
den, and a little girl of about my own age, I
thought, though I afterward discovered
that she and her brother were twins:
therefore she was two years my senior. But
she was certainly the most strikingly-hand
some child I had ever seen. To me, in fact,
she looked as I might have imagined an
angel would. She was fair as the lily, with
soft, rose tint in either cheek; her hair
was golden as a sunbeam, her eyes blue as
the sry in June, and her lips like wet coral.
She was seated near her mother, and gave
:ea cold stare of indifference when I took
y place beside her. No one spoke; the
ery air seemed oppressive. Taken alto
gether, it was a meat uncomfortable meal,
nd I felt glad when it was ended.
The children immediately withdrew when
breakfast was over. I remained standing
by Miss Armund, hardly knowing what to
do. Mr. Clayton arose, and placing his
hands in his pockets, regarded me in a
uestioning manner for a few moments,
and then asked: "What is this child hero
"His tone was more the one of a servant
addressing a master than that of a husband
addressing a wife, I thought.
Mrs. Clayton flushed angrily at the ques
tion, but her voice was steady enough when
she answered him.
"She is a protege of my friend, Miss
Armund,"' she said.
"Ohi oh: yes; a very tine one, Miss
Armund," he said, snavely.
"Thank you," was Miss Armtund's chilly
"Yes, yes. ma'am; not at all," and taking
his hat, he hastily left the room.
Again a strange stillness fell upon us.
M~rs. Clayton had risen and gone to the win
dow, where she stood idly beating
against the panes with her white
jeweld fingers. Miss Armund sat still and
grave, the hard lines around her mouth
harder and grimmer than ever. She clasped
her arge, bony hands together and looked
iie cue who struggled with a great passion
.a, she said. "but I
efor I go that I have
schiid hefo the purpose of
ing and taking care of her. I wish
you to treat her as you treat your own chU
dren. Allow her the same privileges you
allow them, and I a:: e.ntenrnt. It is," she
continued, thoughtfuliy. "but tsnall recon
pense for the wrong done her. but it will
suffice. Carry out my instructions and you
need do no more: but I wish them carried
out, mind you." and her voice grew stern.
-You understand me, Lena:"
Mrs. Clayton hal turned from the window
at Miss Armund's first words. and re
nuined quiet and attentive to what she was
saving. Her face betrayed no expression
but that of extreme inditference; but at
Miss Armund's question: "Do you under
stand me, Lena ' she raised her het and
" Your instructions shall be regarded,
"Very well. Tell James to get tho car
riage. I will be ready in a moment. I can
not just say when I will come again," in
answer to Mrs. Clayton's polite invitation,
which I could not help thinking was given
Miss Arnund came toward me then and
hcd out her hand. "Good-bye, Dores,"
was all she. said, and I shyly repeated good
bye. Then her lank form disappeared in
the doorway and she was gone.
[TO BE CONTLNUED]
GENEtAL NEns NOTE.
Itemeq at Interest Gathered from VarOus
Ice in the Rhine has broken the bridge
of boats at Cologne and caused the suspen
sion of navigation on the river.
A pecial from Beaufort, N. C., says the
business portion of that town was burned.
Loss about $50,000.
At Madisonville, Tex., on Tucsday night
"reformers" shot one man and hanged two
others. The sheriff has called for troops.
A heavy snow storm prevails in Bulga
ria. Railroads are blockrded and mails
due in Sofia on Saturday have not arrived.
Judge A. P. Aldrich contradicts the re
port that he has contemplated resigning.
He says he will serve out his term.
The Birmingham (England) Canal burst
yesterday at a point near Dudley. Hun
dreds of families were rendered homeless
The Democratic primaries in New Or
leans resulted in the election of fifty-six
Nicholls delegates and forty-eight McEnery
A call has been issued from Boston for
the sixth annual meeting of the National
Law and Order League to assemble in
Philadelphia on February 21 and 22 next.
At Los Angeles. Cal., on Tuesday the
workshop of the Los Angeles Furniture
Company was burned. Loss $200,000; in
It is reported that the British Govern
ment is about to offer ?15,0010,000 of new
3 per cent. stock guaranteed from repay
ment at par for at least twenty-five years.
The managers of the Cincinnati Base
Ball Club have decided to have the club
spend the winter practicing and giving ex
hibition games in the South.
The Court of Claims has dismissed the
claim of the 3Iississippi Railroad Company
against the United States for compensation
for carrying the mails before the war.
The residence of Dr. J. J. Bustin at
Mt. Willing was burned on Monday morn
ing, together with all his household furni
Coal dealers in Philadelphia are raising
the price of coal fifty to seventy five cents
per ton, and many of them announce that
they will sell only one ton on each order.
The meeting of the ladies of Trinity
Church called at the request of the Rector
to meet this afternoon, has been postponed
until next MIonday afternoon at 4.30.
Senator Blair's bill to aid the Colored
Naticnal Industrial Exposition appropri
ates $600,000, to be expended uder the di
rection of a board of commissioners to be
appointed by the President.
An 1,800 ton bark. believed to be an
Aerican vessel, has beena wrecked at the
entrance of Waterford (Ireland) harbor.
Her crew, consisting of twenty-flye persons,
The report of the arvl of thesteamship
Tonawanda, from Savannah, which was
reported in distress off the New Jersey
co-st, in New York is an error. The vessel
is still missing.
A special from the City of MIexico says
tht an earthquake three seconds in dura
tion was felt Tuesday night at 8 o'clock in
Mexcalam, Guerroro, and one of two see
on is yesterday morning at S o'clock in Te
nacingo, in the same State.
Senator Sherman has introduced a bill
appropriating $200,000 to reimburse depos
itors for losses sustained by failure of the
Freedans Savings and Trust Company.
No part of the money, however, is tQ be
paid to assignees of depositors.
John Foley, aged 20 years, has just been
arrested in New York for the murder of
Denny Kearney on Christm'as dlay, 1880.
He confesses the killing, but says he acted
A violent storm has been raging in the
Irish Channel, and great damage has been
done to property and shipping. A portion
of Fastnet Rock has tumbled into the se-a.
A large vessel has been wrecked off Dun
cannon and all hands are believed to be lost.
The steamer Tonawanda, from Daries,
Ga., December 29, with lumber, was towed
into New York last night from Birigantine
Shoals, where she was reportei, January 1.
in istress with her piston rod broken. She
had lost her first mate and one seaman.
A party of negroes were digging a grave
last week near Robbins, in Aiken county,
and one of them, Handy Sweat, was sent
on spirited horse for an axe to (-ut at root
that impeded the digging. The horse threw
its riecr. killing him almost instantly.
At Lefayette, Ind., Judge Vinton, sitting
in the Circuit Court, has decided that tele
phon~e companies doing a general telephone
business were compelled by the statute to
furnish instruments at the legal rate of $3
a month, whether they wished to do so or
A large defalcation, covering a number
f years, has 'been discovered in the firm
of R. J. Allen, Son & Co., wholesale deal
ers in oils, alcohol and chinaware, in Phila
delphia. The defaulter is Henry Hoopes,
who has been in the employ of the firm
A special from the City of Mexico says
that the earthquake felt there Monday
morning was perceptibly felt throughout
southern Mexico, and at the city of Igua
lapa it was quite severe.'- Some damage to
property, consisting principally in the
cracking of walls, is reported, but no loss
Mr. Ammi Baldwin, 1:ds cashier of the
Fidelity National Bank, died suddenly of
parysis at his residence in Cincinn-iti yes
terda. Mr. Baldwin was indicted with
othr cfltccrs of the Fidelity Bank, but for
oe recason his bond was placed at $10,
000 and he was able to secure bondsmen
and has not been in jail.
The strike among the titut glass workers
has e:endcd from the Wesern to the East
eru factories, and men who left work in
:iften factories in Brooklyn, Philadelphuin
New Bedford, Boston, and Corning, N. Y.,
have failed to return to wvork. with two,
-xceptins. Ab~ut 15,000 me are now
Two extoress trains Cn the D)utch State;
rtilwuy, It'olhut:d. c:uneO into collaion rear
Meep ~strday, while running at a igih
r a ~~The eugine and cars were
in .and twenty six persons
umbera ofinjued is not
nown, but it is ycry large. Both
ins were filled with passengers.
A collision occurred between two freight
trains at Olympia, Ky., on the Chesepeake
and Ohio railroad Tuesday, causing ;great
damage to the road by the total wrecking
of a number of cars. Brakeman F. A.
Hennesy was instantly killed, and several
other employes of the road were seriously
A collision of freight trains on the
Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad occurred
yesterday morning at Tye Hill, Ky. Pat
Finn, engineer. was slightly hurt. as was
also Emmet Payne, tireman. Tom Hen
nessy of Blacksburg, W. Va , brakeman,
was caught by coal shooting over him and
The President of the Board of Poor Di
rectors of L-icaster, Pa., yesterday morn
ing asked the tramps confined in the county
workhouse, 110 in all. who were willing to
go to Reading to take the places of strikers,
to sign a paper to that effect, but only
twenty-five complied, the others fearing
violence. Those who have consented will
be sent there.
The dead body of an itinerant clock
mender, E. Dawman, was found in the
woods four miles from Cresswell. Wash
ington county, N. C. His head was horri
bly crushed, and he had been dead appa
rently four or five days. Three negroes
have been arrested on suspicion, and one of
them has confessed to seeing another kill
The coal fleet which left Pittsburg for
Cincinnati and Louisville on Thursday is
having a rough trip on account of the re
ceding water and heavy ice. Between Pitts
burg and Wheeling at least ten tows are
reported grounded, and in a number of
cases portions of the tows have been aban
doned. The loss cannot be estimated at
this time, but it will be very heavy.
A special from Dubuque, Iowa, says:
"Senator Allison, who leaves here to-day
for Washington, said in an interview that
the party which failed to do its share in
speedily reducing tariff taxes would lose in
public favor. The necessity forsome action
was great. and Congress would be com
pelled to act. Ie did not wish to outline
any definite plan, but said that parties were
so'divided that in order to reach any result
mutual concessions must be made. He
would be willing to repeal the tobacco tax
and sugar tariff and to further enlarge the
J. H. Avey, one of the victims of the
railroad accident on the Southern Railroad
near Chattanooga, died in Covington, Ky.,
and his wife is reported to be in a dying
condition. The other wounded are doing
well. Bones and hair and a letter have
been discovered in the wreck indicating
that a man, woman and child, names un
known, were burned with the ladies' coach.
The letter was from St. Augustine, Fla,
was signed "Ben," and addressed to "Dear
Lula." The officers of the Cincinnati
Southern Railroad Company emphatically
deny that there was further loss of life
than previously reported. They publish a
list of all the passengers and employes on
both trains, and account for each and
Architect Schmitz Diemtsued.
On Wednesday evening the following
correspondence passed between Comptroller
General Verner, Secretary of the State
House Commission, and Assistant Archi
CoLUixyA, S. C., Jan. 4, 188.
Mr. E. J. Sckmiz, A istant Architect
State House. Columlia, S. C.:
Ds.ut Sin: At a meeting of the State
House Commission, held this day, I was
instructed to inform you that your sala.y
ceases this day as Assistant Architect. You
will also dismiss the porter, and you a.e
requested to turn over the keys, etc., to
' 'J. S. VEUnssn, C. G. and Sec'y.
(Per W. Williams.)
The following letter from Mr. Schmitz
was addressed to the State House..Commis
CoLUMB.A, January 4, 1888.
2;% the Honorale Commiss>ion:
GENToLMEN: Tour letter of January 4,
informing me of my dismissal as Assistant
Architect, received. As such summary
dismissal might be construed as either re
fleting upon my competency or otherwis
upon my personal character, yoo .'
ble boy' " ut earn
estl requested to give your opinion upon
these two questions in writing to me.
Being not aware of doing any improper
action with which I could have been con
nected, I have done this step only for self
protection, and hope that you will do jus
E. J. Sca~vrrz.
The explanation of the matter is in all
probability this: By the terms of the recent
supply bill the State House architect is re
quired to reside in Columbia. This Mr.
Neilson cannot do, on account of his busi
ness In Baltimiore. Somebody else will
have to be chosen, and, in the interim the
work has been stopped, and the services of
Mr. Schmitz, incidentally and consequently
are not now required. There is evidently
no reflection upon Mr. Schmitz's inttgrity
or competency implied in the dismissal. It
is merely in accordance with the natural
courte of events, and any application that
Mr. Schmitz has made, or will make, for
the position of Architect of the State House,
will be duly and properly considered.
Columbi~a Daily Record, Jan. 0.
..r. Ca~rlIies Committees.
WASmsNGOo, D. C. January 5.--Speak
er Carlisle's committees give very general'
satisfaction. There are, of course, some
disappointments. This is usual. Even the
political opponents of Mr. Carlisle praise
him for the care he has exercised, and
recognize his most earnest endeavors to not
only satisfy those directly interested, but
render the best possible satisfaction to the
There were many conflicting interests to
be considered in the formation of the com
mittees. and many members not only begged
to be placed upon certain committees, baut
refused in advance to serve if given assign
mnts they did not like, and which they
It Is believed that Mr. Carlisle has acted
very wisely, in view of the policies of his
party. respecting tariff reform, appropria
tions, pensions, financial matters, territorial
interests, railroad, educational, labor and
other p~roblems, which are pressing Con
gress for action.
The Speaker said tonight that he was
never more completely exhauated from his
word, and that he felt greatly relieved now
that it was finished.
Most of the committees will meet tomor
row and organize, by the selection of sub
committees, assignments of measures which
have already been referred, and will ap
point clerks, etc.
Members of the Committee on Ways and
Means say they believe that hearing will be
granted on tariff matters, and those most
interested will be given an opportuniy to
present arguments, verbally and written.
Woman and I1er Diseases
Is the title of a large Illustrated treatise,
by Dr. R. V. Pierce. Buffalo, N. Y., sent
to any address for ten cents in stamps. It
teaches successful self-treatment.
Plantation phlilosop~hy: Dat sorter charity
hat is only drawed out by the fack dat de
pusson what needs he'p 'longs ter de same
secret society dat yerse'f does ain't de sorter
iharity de Lawd labs.
An agricultural exchange thinks that the
oid-fasioned plough is soon to become a
thing of the p~ast. We have often thought
There was a land of bitter tears and wail
A land mast like that drear one Dante
Where wan.fac d Niobe, with dark robes
In sad procession moves, brows bound
It is a land peopled by witless mortals
Compared with them the virgin's live
d And it is writ above it< gloony portais:
"We did not think it pail to advertise.
Therc is a land that ltws with milk and
Not the condensed. n;r yet the orghum I
Each dweller bears a gripsack fat with t
Bonds, coupons. stoeks and various other
Happy are these as. at high tide, the fishe.s:
No tear doth drown the laughter in their I
For better luck they :ave no sort of wishes:
The cake is theirs-they learned to adver
A cold snap-The click of a steel trap.
The gate-keeper at the railway crossing
should be a man of signal abilities.
The man is known by the company he
keeps away, from.
A tire in the Brooklyn navy yard de
stroyed property worth $290,002.
The rabbit is timid, but no cook can
make it quail.
A rolling stone gathers no moss, but it
knocks out all opposition at the foot of the
Table Boarder-Waitcr, there's a hair in
this stew. Waiter (cheerfully)-Yes, sir:
it's a rabbit stew.
One rood act done today is worth a
thousand in contemplation for some future
The English language sounds funny to a
foreigner, as when one says, "I will come
by-and-by to buy a bicycle.
When a man attempts to warm his hands
over a hotel register it is high time to in
uuire into his mental condition.
The man who spends all his money on
liquor is usually down at the heel. Old
boots and bottles go together.
Coal is so high that it is only the million
aire who can afford to heap coals of fire on
an enemy's head.
"The rich," said a Jew, "eat venison be
cause it ish deer; I cats mutton because it
A little Burlington boy spelled cat,
"C-n-milk." because, he said, cats didn't
Sherburne G. Hopkins. who, some weeis
ago, sent a bogus infernal machine to Chief
Justice Waite, pleaded guilty in the Wash
ington Police Court and was fined $100.
A correspondent says that milkweed is
the proper thing to plant on a milkman's
grave. He is wrong, though: a water-lily
is the thing.
"It's queer how some people make
money," remarked one traveling man to an
other. "Yes: I suppose you refer to the
counterfeiters," was the rejoinder.
Life says that as between the dude and
his cane at this writing, the cane seems to
have a trifle the best of it in the matter of
A wolf was caught in the streets of
Chicago the other day. It was supposed
that he had unwittingly strayed from the
The man who has a long ulster never
dreads the winter: nay be rather welcomes
it, for he is then enabled to conceal the
bags in the knees of his trousers.
A camel will work seven or eight days
without drinking. In this respect he differs
from some men, who drink seven or eight
days without working.
What is it to be a many Well, it is a good
deal like work to be a man., and that is the
chief reason why men, real men, are so
Miss Admiration-General, were you
ever mixed up in many engagements? Gr
eral-Quite a number. but I fortu' e
caped with being marr - ' ace.
Won" - uch more adaptability
en. The girl with the teeniest,j
tiniest rosebud mouth catn hold from four
to six six-inch clothespins between her j .tws
There arc two ways of getting through
this world. One way is to make the best
of it, and the other is to make the worst of
it. Those who take the latter course work
hard for poor pay.
The man who goes fishing and sits in a
rampinviting posture on a narrow thwart
from early morn tell dewy eve, and calls it
fun, is the same chap that never goes to
church because the pe ws aren't comfortable,
He who helps to circulate a piece of gos
sip is as bad as th~e one who originated it.
To put your fist in a tarbarrel and then go
round shaking hands with everybody is
what some people like to do.
"If two from one you take, how many
will remain. Alice?" asked a young man of
his girl. "Why, you can't take two from
one, Charley." '-Oh, yes, I can Alice,"
and he kissed her twice. " Now," said he:
"I've taken two from one, and hundreds
reman."'- "And they will remain there,"
W~hen the Wedding" Comei.
At the request of many readers, the fol
lowing order of weddings is published: 1
At the end of the first year-Cotton wed-i
Second year-Paper wedding.
Third year-Leather wedding.
Fifth year-Wooden wedding.
Seventh year-Woollen wedding.
Tenth year-Tin wedding.
Twelfth year-Silk and fine linen wed
Fifteenth year-Crystal wedding.
Twentieth year-China wedding.
Twenty-fifth year-Silver wedding.
Fortieth year-Ruby wedding
Fiftieth year-Golden wedding. s
Seventy-fifth year-Diamond wedding.t
A Shocking Aceident.
Mr. Angus Heath, the father of Walter,
and Mr. Eddie O'Bannon, after hunting.
awhile Saturday morning, went into Mr.1
Heath's house, but set their guns against
the steps outside. About 1 o'clock it com
menced raining, and Mr. O'Bannon taking
his gun in. Mr. Heath asked his son, who
is 3 years old, to bring his in also. Wal- '
tr stepped to the door and stooped down,
taking hold of the barrel of the gun, the
stok resting on the ground. As he straight
ened up, the left-hand barrel went off, the
entire load taking effec: just above the ~
right breast, ranging across to the left, but ~
di'd not come out. His father says it was I
instant death. It is thought that the ham- a
mer struck the step and caused the gun tod
go off. Mr Heath is a new comer in this -
vicinity, he having lately moved from near
Levels Church to where he now lives on '
Cedar Creek.-Aiknn Juernal.
Years Teach More Tan Blooks.
Among other valuable lessons imparted
by this teacher is the fact that for a very I
long time Dr. Pierce's "Golden Medical
Discovery" has been the p)rince of liver cor
rectives and blood puritiers, being the
household physician of the pour man. and
the able consulting physican~ to the rich
patient, and pra:ise-d by all for its mnagnili
cent set-vice and eflicacy in all diseases ofa
chronic natur-e, as malarial poisoning. asl
mients of the respiratory and digestive sys
teus liver disease and all cases where the
The Growth of the Southern Slats.
CUATTANOOoA, January 3 -The Trades
nan has received oflicial reports from the
omptrollers of all the Southern States ex
ept Louisana, giving the total real estate
,nd personal property valuation in 18..,
88~0, 1886 and 1887, railroad valuation for
he years 1S 0, 186 and 1887, and tax levies
The total realty ani personalty valuation
a Alabama, Georgia. Kentucky, Maryland,
Mississippi, North Carolina. South Caro
ina. T( anesse, Texas and Virginia is as
ollows: 1875, .2,-14,04:,252: 181U, $2.
i05,7:.729: 186, :3,07,634,451: l1 7,
23,Q7f.84 045. The increase in four years
)tween 1876( and 180 was 84l,047
Jetweea 18S0 and 18S6 it was $571,89t,7 2.
mil in the single year i87 the increase :n
he ten St'as was 2213,5(M. The In
-rease in the four years ending inl w. was
per cent, aa'l in the six years ending mn,
86, per cet. In the twelve months of
887 the increase was t3 per cent, and im
he seveai years ending in 1557, 0 per cent.
The total railroad assessment in the tea
states in 1S7 is $258,05G,847, an increase
>f S per cen!. in the past twelve months,
tad an increase of 123 per cent. in the past
In round numbers the increase in the e
last seven years in the ten States has been: 1
Ma:amo $75.000,000, Georgia $77.000,000,
Kentucky $13' ,OuO,0O. 31aryland $22.000,- b
)XII, Mississippi, $;0.000,)00. North Caro- r
inn :)7,-00000, S.iuth Carolina $al,000. C
)00, Tennessee $25.000,000, Texas $332
0,0)0, Virginia $18,000,000. In the past
:welve months the increase in real estate
ld personal property assessments has been:
Alabama $41,000,0im. Kentucky $97,000,
00, Mississippi $0,000,00, Tennessee
15.000,0, Georgia $30,000,000. Mary
and $5.000,00)0 North Carolina $5,000,000,
In South Carolina there was a decrease of
.5,000,000. and in Virginia a decrease of;
The South's .dequate Labor.
The South has a fair supply of labor to
meet the demands of present industries
which is tractable anti trustworthy. IjI
found that the Southern man who is en
gaged in industry pays a warm tribute of
praise and appreciation to the colored labor
rs. Ante-war delusions -about the negro
are scattered. Everywhere the black man
is at work. I saw him on the railroads, in
the furnaces, in coal and iron mines, in
cotton compresses, at freight terminals, at
warehouses, at coking oveins, on farms, at
teaming, etc. The negrois at the front in
the manual work in the South. For sucha
service he is "a favorite," and he is doing
his part well in all the region which I saw
A gentleman who is engaged in lumberingi
in lower Alabama said he had engaged col-1
ored men largely for thirteen years in his
operations, and had found them honest,
capable and loyal. Some of his hands had
served him the whole time, and a few were
receiving $15 a week wages. He found
that whoso treats the negro fairly and justly
and keeps faith with him need have no
trouble with his help, and will get good
work done . This opinion was confirmed
by Prof. Cravath, of Fiske University, in
conversation with him.-Baltimore Manu
There is great alarm among manufacto
ries dependent upon the Reading Road for i
fuel. Not many of them carry large stocks 1
of coal ahead, and two weeks' stoppage of
mining would close up the majority of
A TONGUE IN KNOTS.
I contracted malaria in the swamps of f
Louisiana while working for the tele- r
graph company, and used every kind of
medicine i could hear of without relief.
I at last succeeded in breaking the fever,' Z
but it cost me over $100.00, and then mn
system was prostrated and saturated 'i
malarial poison and I b - . aimost
helpless. 1 finally .... here, my mouth~
so filled W' - .,res that I could ~searcely'
eat a. my tongue raw and fi led with.
li knots. Various remedies were re
orted to without etfect. I bought two
bottles of B. B. B. and it has cured and~
strengthened me. All sores of my
mouth are healed anil my tongue entire
ty clear of knots and soreness, and I feel
ike a new man.
Jackson, Tenn., April 20, 1886.
A. F. Bmrros.
STIFF JOINTS. C
i MOST REMARKABLE CASE OF SentoFUI.A
I have a little boy twelve years old']
Those knees have been drawn almost
louble and his joints are perfectly stiff,
md he has been in this icondition three ~
rears, unable to walk. Du sring that time 2
he medical board of London county ex
mined him and pronounced the disease;1
Icrofula and prescribed, but no benefit t
ver derived. I then used a much ad- t
rertised preparation without benefit
Eiree weeks ago he became perfectly5
ielpless and suffered dreadfully.s
A friend who had used B. B. B. ad-,
ised its use. He has used one bottle!
td all pain has ceased and he can now, -
valk. This has been a most wonderful
ition, as his complaint had baffled
sverything. I shall continue to use it on
iim. MRS. EMA GmFurrS.
Unitia, Tenn., March 2, 1886.
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er 6 years and found no relief equal to
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W. C. McGAUEY.
Webb City, Ark., May 8, 1886.
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HARLTTE FEMALE INSTIFUTE,
The current session of this Institutie
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te. There is room for only a few more
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~hoo, thE accommodations of its board
g department, and the emciency of ifs
rps of teachers are unsurpassed any
here in the South. The first of January
a very convenient time for entering.
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