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Alone I sit in gorgeous state,
And view my gathered treasures rare,
Which seem to mock my cruel fate
My lonely lot, so bleak and bare.
Within is wealth and warmth and light,
Close curtained from the whistling wind,
That sweeps and swirls with reckless might.
Whose breath brings death to human kind.
But the cold wind of her deep scorn
Has blighted all my joy of life;
Within my soul no hope is born
No rest or peace or savage strife.
And what care I for pride or fame,
Since love from out my heart is driven?
All, all is but an empty name
Ashes the prize for which I've striven.
Dead ashes from a deep despair,
A heart burned out by passion's fire
O God: she was so false. so fair,
And blind was I with fond desire.
I loved with love that ne'er grows old;
My worship followed where she led;
But weary of a tale oft told,
She left mel-and the world is dead.
-Martha M. Ross in 'limes-Democrat.
= H :IRESS OF CALEDON HEIGHTS.
3T.LOEEN\CE E. DIAMOND.
- CHAPTER VI.
Be kind enough, dear reader, to imagine
Ave years have passed since I was first
brought to Caledon Heights. My life had
varied. very little one year from another. I
had attended school a great share of this
e.my kind and gentle teacher had grown
very dear to me in the three years she
taught us in the little white building among
the toes. But at the end of three years she
wasaaeaaed to Mr. Dayton, a worthy young
M.'D., and he took her and her mother away
with him to his home in the city. I shall
never forget the terrible loneliness I felt,
when, on one bright morning in October, I
went up to the little cottage to bid her good
bye. Every thing was in confusion inside,
far-they-were packing their goods, and I
felt an added weight of sorrow in the sight
e5 fi round; even- the trees
seemed to sigh mournfully, I~thought, as I
down tl narrow gravel walk after a
uaseirom Mrs. Dayton, who
seem quite donse now for our next
teacher wala gentlemn, :and a most dis
ble eat that;-but I learned rapidly
tnies ''' and-bad- the satisfaction
ligin~gcacidtlelast scholar in school. I
was now about fitec, -years of. age. In
personal appearance tIwas'tail, with a mod
-ers ey pbtnp. Egure, brown eyes, pink
d white, even teeth. My hair was
y and was my especial
*atardlv and no one de
nied me the privile of curling it; I always
wore it so, .in rippl g curze to my waist.
Maggie and theof r se:-ats declared I
was retty as a picture, but I never be
S' laced-beside the
radiant beauty of golden-haired Irma Bar
rett, my feWicharms would sink into insig
Irma ps now crown a young
Irving was at ouege, bu he did not par
ticular ' himself, the servants
ed, r. n rs. Clay
go scrapes 'hesticceeded in
ge t6. brom the accounts I heard
from him he was wild and reckless. But
Bertie Clayton, now grown a handsome
arudteas, wandhe ver
~ei ybut I noticed that strict
13 bkaWaweadid not often see
raTay-herirceumstaxno that occurred each
yeardf my Stay at the Heights served to
,.he ze - that for some good
was G Ofthis itocratic
Thte ffrstjyear after -my being
' e thI ws urpriedto see ar
o gte a carriage coaning
alarge party~ .eildently come to
pas quite al .n af the Heights,
for~they broug l1uggage with
Th~. ~ e -ntr--and'.nistress seemed
* sffefwart learned they -were
~fr- few-'lay%. Among the
company was an old gentleman- whose hair
emppipes~eowbutt yet who looked hale
.a te2gtgHe .was -a noble looking old
ouh.Every one seemed to like him, I
t~eh;But it was. to the old lady, his
-wife, my heart warmed, though I only
~.~aInglimpsg of. hers but her lovely
* -iitfaie beneath.thbisehite hair was one
t to be soon forgotten. I felt as
re tithe kind
~l44ii-sre tfiey would
"1 zra theyl" I asked Maggie, who
was finy room atthe time of their arrivaL.
I'hpTb old lady.andge' an are Mr. and
nasan edthey are, or
th/Idiip's s.. 'hey always
come herQ. for a vis.-t in June and bring
thi onngrelations with them, and a fine
time they have, I can tell you."
Idid not doubt her words, as I watched
tb' merry, laughing party enter the house
andproceed to make themselves at home in
the spacious rooms. But that evening,
greneyjto my surprise, I was transferred to
a farm-house ten miles distant, where I re
~ ed for a month with no other company
ithetupid Gdrman housewife and her
equally stupid husband. The reason as
signed for6 this was they needed my room.
Whend r etuzrned again to Caledon the
,~~rwgegone. Eyery year of my stay
-'tils was repeated . wondered but could
W~id nolue as towhy Iwas thus banished.
SThe reader must nat imagine that I had
forgo1iten ~my friend Dudley, who had so
kindly. psnised to retura some day and
.look after mny welfare, not by any means.
. His, return was the one beacon toward
a-~whih Ih was ever looking, hoping and
S M 'nl.Igresv (foolish as the idea was)
.togve him1 po the memory of him rather,
frithose days. -Sometimes an awful haunt
ingfear would come upon me that when he
returned and saw Irma Barrett so beautiful
and clever he would forget poor me, but
this thought was too terrible to be endured
an I drove it away. He surely was my
friend-mine alone. The Claytons and Bar
bzetts bad nothing to do with him, I said,
/Theyjbad been the bane of my existene
but they should never rob me of my friend,
-Oliger Dudley. And I watched and waited,
always' pafiently, for his coming. I spent
hours wondering what he would say when
he should see me grown to be a young lady
now, I thought proudly. Would he like me,
I wondered, and, would he have grown old
er and graver in all these years? Of course
he had. But this meeting about which I
bad planned; as is often the case with most
of our plans, came about in a very different
It was a dull, misty day in late October,
that I saw the carriage arrive from the
depot, bringing a- party of visitors to the
Heights. I saw that the Caledons, who had
not made their usual summer visit, had ar
rived. I knew instantly I should be ban
ished. and for the first time I rebelled at
this. For, what if Mr. Dudley should arrive in
"BLEsS SIv SOUL! wHO Is IT?"
my absence. I somehow daily expected him
now, and the thought that he should come and
not find me there nearly drove me dis
tracted. You r-my think me foolish and
bold. dear reader, to say nothing of being
over-confident in an entire stranger's prom
ises, to have clung with such tenacity to so
frail a hope, but I fervently pray you may
never have felt the want of a friend as I
It was while debating these thoughts in my
mind that Maggie ente-:ed to infirm ate I
must get ready to go to Mr. Kranz in the
morning; it was already too late to go this
I made no ans:er to her remarks, but
after dusk that oveting, impelled by some
restless spirit, I wrapped a shawl about me
and stole out for a walk:. In passing through
the hal I encountered the old gentleman
I knew to be Mr. Caledon. He stopped
short on seeing me and threw up his hands
with a gesture of astonishment.
"Bless my soul," he exclaimed, "who is it."
"I am Dorcas Lynn," I answered, sur
prised at his words.
"Dorcas Lynn," he mused, thoughtfully.
then.observing my plain dress and evidently
supposing me to be one of the servants he
said, more 'quietly.: "Excuse me, li:tle girl,
but tyou greatly resembled my-some one I
used to know. I am mistaken. Don't mind
it, child," and he went on, leaving me
strangely disturbed at his words. I wan
dered out into the dim,-dreary shrubbery,
now leafless and shorn of its beauty. The
wind blew in fitful gusts, now roaring
through the trees in a fury, now dying
away to a breath. Almost unconsciously I
had wandered to the shore of the lake where
I could see the boats gently rocking on
the water. I had been at the heights five
years, but in all that time I had never en
;tered one of those boats; but a strong im
;pulsemade-mne determined to-night to take
a sail in one. I had often watched them
rowing on the lake, and I felt sure I could
manage one easily enough. Accordingly I
unfastened one and got in, heedless that a
-stift breeze was blowing now, and that I
knew nothing about rowing. I took up an
oar and attempted to row, but it was clumsy
work, I found, and the next thing I did was
to drop it into the water. I was somewhat
frightened at this, for the beat ':ifted
swiftly out from the land and I could not
see how I could reach the shore again with
out the missing oar.
I sat quite still, however, and the boat
drifted on, borne by the wind, which was
blowing from the land. A gale was spring
ing up, I saw, for the boat rocked fearfully,
and I clung to the side lest I should fall out.
I should never get back to the shore, I said
to myself. I should be drowned in the lake.
But after all the thought was not so terri
ble. I had nothing to live for, I said. Every
one at Caled~on except the servants would be
relieved to know they were rid of my pros
ence forever. And then I suddenly remem
bered that i f I died the mystery which sur
rounded me would never be cleared up.
'Who Itwas, whatl was, and what strange
clue kept me at Caledon would never be
known. Even should Mr. Dudley return
and discover, - as he had prom
Ised, this secret, its knowledge could never
benefit me. I should long since have fus
nished food for the .tishes in the lake where
once in uassion I had wished lI-ma Barrett
All those thoughts flashed through my
brain in the few moments 1 clung to the
boat that was now being tossed like an egg
shell in the center of the take by the fear
ful tempest that was raging. Every mo
ment I expected to be thrown out into the
boiling waves, when suddenly I saw a boat
put out from the shore and row straight for
the place where I was. Some one had seen
me from the house, I conjectured, though it
seemed improbable, as it was now dark and
afinierain falling with the wind made it
unreasonable for any o'ne to venture forth.
I waikhed the boat as it neared me, and
could faintly discern a single person in the
bow. 'In my anxiety to see who he was I
leaned out over the edge of the boat, and
suddenly losing my balance, I fell oat head
long into the water. I felt a rush of cold
water, a blinding sp-ay covered me com
pletely, half suffocating me; then I felt a
strong arm grasp me, and I was lifted into a
boat beside a dark form and knew I was
My preserver did not spak, b-ut I did not
wonder, for it reqjuired his utmost efforts to
manage the boat and guide it to shore. But
suddenly as it had risen the wind lulled and
only a gentle breeze swept the lake. The
sky; which bad been overcast, now partly
cleared and the moon shone through, by
whose light I could see my companions
face. Surely there was something familiar
in that face-some long-remembered linea
meat. It could not be ! yet it must be Oliver
Dudley who was with me. And at that in
stant ho spoke. I knew that voie ; had I
not waited years for those same kindly
tones. "Dorcas," he was saying, "little
Dorcas, and is it thus I find voun?'"
Somehow his word1s seemed strangely
cool and calm. I could hardly sipeak, so
+umultuous were the feelings that rushed
,"Mr. Dudley'" I criod, springingr forward
'td clutching his arm, eagerly. "-It is you,
-eally von! Oh, how gatd I am!'' I poured
forth this in a torrent, still holding fast to
his arm the while lest he might vanish as
suddenly as he had come. But his answer
was very different from what I expected.
"Take care. Doreas! you will up.set the
boat. Yes, it is really mec in the fiesh; rath
r too substantial looking for a ghost, am I
not." were his words.
I dropped his arm as quickly as though he
had struck mec. His cold 'tone, his entire ab
sence of welcome to me, chilled ma to the
heart. I felt instantly that all was changed.
He had forgotten me, and such a weight of
misery as settled upon me then and there I
hope, kind reader, you may never knew.
We had reached the shore now, and, un
heeding his proffered assistance. I elam
bered out, and before he could detain mie, I
sped up the narrow path to the house, and,
entering noiselessly.I reached my own r-oom
without being seen by any one. My clothing
was wet from my fall in the lake, my hair
disheveled and hanging loose about my
face. I was a forlorn looking object enough,
but my looks were fit accompaniments to
my feelings. Mechanically I removed my
wet dress and then crouched down in the
darkest corner like a whipped spaniel,
wringing my hands in dumb, helpless agony
at my disappointments.
rTO BE C )\TLtED)
The Pittsburg Steel Casting Company
has notified the cilal at Washiogton of
its readiness to submit the new steel gun to
the preliminary tests of the Government
CLILSING ON T IE CONGAREE.
TIlE STE tMB0AT EXcclIoN GIVEN BY
TIlE COXL111A BO1RD OF TRIJE
The Start from Granby-A River Voyage of
Forty-Three 31Mklr, Shoning; E urivated Fa
calities fu.- Water Transportation-The Na
tivrs Undergo a Surprise-A Golden Future
Within (Cotumbia's Grasp- Back to the
Queen City of the south.
(From the Columbia Daily Record.)
CONGAIEE, S. C., Jan. 25.-I venture
th. statement, without fear of su easful
contradiction, that two-thirds of the citi
zer s of Columbia and three-fourths of the
population of South Carolina have no ade
quatc conception of the navigerous poszi
bilities of the Congaree River. Too many
have long considered it in no light but that
of a muuddy, rock-bottomed stream, inca
pabe of being put to practical use.
Thue writer has hitherto belonged to the
great army of ignorants, who have been
unaware of the grand opportunities for the
city of Colunbia and the Palmetto State,
wrapped up and lying dormant in the
uliginous wafers that lave the limits of the
Queen City of the South, an'd awaiting
only the Titau sparks of ENTEII'hlsE and
ENE~ni to transmute the-n into vivifying
elements of progre-s. The events of yes
terday have lifted the scales from my eyes
and I ste that. not half of that river's grand
forees ha% e ever been known.
Teise preliminary remarks have been
suggested by a Trip down the Congaree,
given by the ColunAbia Board of Trade to
I number of guests, of whom the writer
htad the honor of being one.
WHY AND WitERIEFOiE.
F.r sone t'me the Columbia Board of
Tradc have devoted their attention to the
Congaree River as a source of water power
and as the most potent adjunct in the fu.
ture greatnesi of this city. They have re
garde'i it as pair e.rcellence the means
whereby Columbia is to take her place
among the cities of the South. They have
done more. They have acted upon their
belief and, as will hereafter be shiwn,
have been ilstrumental in a work that will
live after them.
On several cec:sions the South Carolina
Steamb at Company have tendered the
B. sard of Ti ade the use of their steamer for
the purp:asx of seeing and comprehending
I the pi.ssiblities t.f Congaree River naviga
tio n. Ilei e Was the ol'portuwity to show to
Columbia. and through her to the world,
her ereat treasure of hitherto t unused water
power. Accordingly an exeutsion was ar
ranged for yuterday, and the Board issued
invi'ations to a number of :entlemen to
ncoml!pany them and have their eyes
LEAVLNG THE CITY.
We h ft the City lall at 9 m0, e infort
ably ensconced in carriages and 'busses.
.Lust before leaving rain began to fall, in
ducing sevtt:l gentlemen to remain behind
and the excursionists to fear that a bad day
had been sekcted. Not so, however, for
the r.dn-ged soon wiped his sudatory brow
and before Old Granby was reached the
e emental flood gates had been closed.
THE PERSONNEL OF TILE PATY .
The excursionists included the following
From the Bard of Trade, C. J. Iredell,
President alt. 31. And rson, Secretars : F.
W. Wing and Jasper Miller, (.f the Execu
tive Committee :nd the following members;
Geo K Wiight, T. E. Brapigan, Philip
Motz. IX 11. Crawford, N. W. Trump,
George L. Baker, M. A. Markley, J. 11.
Manke., J C. Stanley, T. C. Robertson,
D. L. Boozer. W. Ht. Gibbe%, Jr., P. C.
Lorick, R. N. Riehbourg, and Wilhiam
Guests: Governor J. P. Richardson, Ex
President b. A Pearce of the Board of
Trade whzo C imle from his home 'n Georgia
for this special purpose. Col. L. P. 3iIie
of Getrgeetow;i Col. T. J. Lipscomb, Ren
roetetative B. L. Abney, Frederick Condit,
WY.1J. Keenaun, Dr. Bird 31iller, E. 31.
Brayton, Allein Jons. A. A Vos, -Zoseph
Bates and John S. Bates of Wateree River,
C. 3M Olsen, A. T. McCants, N. G. Goi
zil.s of the Keirs ansd Courier, J. Wilson
Gibbcs of THitE Eve.NiNt REconnI.
At 10 o'clock the party reached Grainby,
thrt e mxiles fro n S:ate House, wher.: they
found tile boat awvaiting them. On board
ere Capt. W. H. Bixby, of the United
Staet Enieer Ccrps, having chlarge of
the riv er and b arbosr improvements in South
Carolina, Assist:u:t Eugitneer Reid Whit
forid, and Cap:.. W. Garnon. United States
Inspec to' or 110lls for Charkcston Distrilt,
who11 was there for the purpose of inspect
ing that- sti amer and issuing a perroit for
Preparatory to the start the excursionists
enjoyed thems~t Ives in viewinlg the situation
and ex umining tue boat.
TilE "JIoUN M. COLE"
is a hightl presture, side-wheel steamer, with
a length of 12-> feet, a width of 45 feet, h~as
about five feet dlepthl of hol, antd draws
four f1 et wl.co deep loaded. Hecr steel hull
was made in sectipns at Wilmington, Dela
wsre, arad put togcther withI the upper
wood-work in Chat leston in 1886. She has
a tounage capacity of 217, and can carry
6J( bales of cotton. Yesterday she was
lunded witht rosin. She is commanded by
Cart E. C. David, MIastei-, and belongs to
the South Cars lina Steambeat Company.
This boat runs in connection with a sini
lar steamer belonging to the same company,
the casrting capacity of whicha is about
1LO00 bak s of cotton. This latter stcamer
takes regular weekly trips from Charles
ton to the Congaree bridge of South Caro
lina Railway Company, where she receives
freight by transfer from the Jlohn M1. Cole,
to and fr.'m alil points on the Congaree and
Santee Rli'ers to an~d frem Charleston and
D~own the Congaree.
At forty mirnutes past ten the wvhistle
blew. the boat was east from its moorings,
and away tihe steamer sped downW the Con
garee, making eight kusts an houlr.
For t eral miles the0 course of thle river
was a stmigi. t south~eat and revealed a
beauty thatt was uindreamedt of in tthe ex
eursioists' philosophly. Th'le expanse <f
water in looking down the forest-girded
vista, the clear channel devXoid of rocks,
through which the boat was bowvling along.
and tne occasional shriek of the wvhiatue
conjured up) tw~ feelngs in the hearts ot
the party who wette
EXPEitIENeiNt A RtEvLtAr[ON.
The sce'ne en soyage was indced a su
prise, and many were the glad expressions
that fell ham~ the lips of those who were
beinning to realize the por lying unused
at thxer ft-t.
The course of the Congaree is slightly
siuous, btut thle gineal dirction is good.
not intelrfet ing ini the ighjtest de-giee with
naviatin. A Grnbythe river is abott
600fee wie, t~davs rages -10feet along
the line, It hias alo an average depth of
four feet at death low water.
The following are the landings otn bothl
sides of the river, with their rcspective dis
ances from G- anby to its junction with the
Wateee anti Stutee-:
On the Richlandi side: Clxilds's plantation,
44 miles; Seegers'Big Lake plantation, 4tx;
Franks Landing, 38: Lykes' Landing, 3:::
Westonl's Lauding 3(:. Mitchell's, 72:
Buck Head Landing (Bates') :31.
On the Lexington side: Chickas~aw, -42
mileIs: Springer's, 41; Starling's, des ; High
Hill, 192: 1 Hunt's Creek. 35k; Kaigler's, :3;
Bell Hall, 31; Ball's Hill, 8: Peterkinl's
bridge is 43 miles from Columbia aud 41
miles from the river junction.
_NAVAL STOnES STATIONS.
Between Columbir. and the South Caro
lina Railway bridge there arc three statIons
for naval stores: First. Chickasaw L:dnr
ins, now owned and used by Capt. C. M.
Olsen. It is known also as Olsen's Uluit,
contains about 350 acres, and carries on a
very large business. Second. Iaigler's
Third, Bell IIll. These stainns are on
the Lexington side. Considernble guano
will hereafter be shipped trm Charicton
to these points, instead of sending it by
There are also tha following creeks etmp
tying into the river: Congarce. Gill Creek,
Hunts Creek, City Gut. Mill Creek, Big
Fever Creek (which divides Lexington and
Orangeburg counties), Old River. Cedar
Creck, Pocket Hole Creek, Devil's Elbow
and Buck head Creek.
TUE FinST iOAT ON TuE Co AoAEIE.
In 1822 a boat n :ned the "Charleston'
undertook the trip from Charieton to Co
lumbia. On board was a young lady, who
was a:inig to school in the former cit and
who was on her way to spend the holidays
on the Santee. She is now an old hidy.
Mrs Atkinson, and is living in George
This was the first boat that ever piyed ha
tween the two cties. In 185 river travel was
stopped and no boat has run on the Con
garee since, untit navigation was made
possible last year.
HOW IT CAME AHUoT.
In 1886 throuah the instrumentality of
our Congressmen, and earnestly and elTec
tively assist--d by the Columbia Board of
Trade, Congress made an appropriation of
$7,5U for work on the Congaree. In
February, 168. the work was cunimencaI
by Assist-nt Engineer Whitford, tinder the
supervision of Captain Bixby. Mr. Whit
ford was very diligent and assiduous and in
live months suceceded in clearing a channel
seventy feet wide and four feet deep, by
the removal of artificial obstruct ions. 0)
struciions had been accumulating in the
river for forty-two years and the celerity
and cheapness with which they were re
moved is remarkable. With the money
appr :printed there was also built a first
class self-propeiling steam-hoi :ter which
was used in the work and which belongs to
the goverument. This was accomplished
by t iun strictest ecnuomy and tim indefatiga
ble personal attention of Mr. Whit ford.
SOME (;itANI) i'ossninrTii-:S.
With the improvement; already imade
the .John M. Cole is enabled to make two
trips a week. The nineteenth of June will
b the last day of grace given to the South
Carolina Railway Company to place a draw
in their bridge.' When this is done the
South Carolina Steambo:at Company will
place upon the Congie a steamer with a
carrying capacity of 1,590 bales of cotton
or the same number of barrets of rosin.
The boat will make regular trips and every
inducement will be offered to shippers fu:
quick and che ip transpc.rtation. The east
per bale will b3 about one-third of the
present railroad rate.
Heretofore the people on the Lsxington
bank have been compelled to haul their
produce by wagon, to some railroad :tation.
The territory along the route is exceedingly
rich and is productive of magnificent tin
ber. Here we find cypress, pin-, oak, ash,
sweet gum, mapie and almost every variety
of wood known to the Atlantic States. Th<
opcniug up of the Congaree will furnisii
cheap and easy transportation facilities ard
induce the crection of mils, turpentine dis
tilleries and stations for the production o
naval stores all along the line.
N1o1E AID FLOM (oNG tESS.
The next step in this wort is to scurt
Government ail for its cominuation. Secre
tary Anderson, of the Board of Trade. it
set ding in weekly petitions to Cor.gress,
signed by citizens of every class, to induce
further appropriations. Having alre 1dy
shown what benefits have been derivea
from a small::ppropriation and live months
work. it is easy to see that additional aid.
sullicient for the comple-te develoment o
the river, would be-an inealculable bless
ing to our pe'le.
ADvAxIrAGE TO Rts:.
When the proper governmental improve
ments have been miade Capt. Bixby say
the river will not be so liabile to ove: lmw
These overilows have alr eady caused con
siderable damage and last year an immensi
amount of property was dest royed thereby.
It will also improv-e "the culture. value aus
health of the adljacent towns an.1 encouragt
the setthent of previously unoccupier
territories. In no othler way can soi snmal
an expenditure of public money piroduec
such valuable results in thle development o!
the country at lar ge."
5oMaG OTHlERit U .S
When Congress grants another appro
priation and all thi? obstructions in ti:<
river have been removed, we w:I! hav<
opeui navigation to Georgetown andl Charles
ton, antd wvhen the Canal is cotmpletedl and
the tw o miles below Gervais street, we w'il
have oj-en navigation from the mountairn
to the seaboard for 'steanmers of ordintari
capacity, andi the whistle of sicambhat:
n~ ill tie heard on cvery side. This is at
object to be attsined in the nearr future, i
Congress grants the aid asked for. 'Th<
benetits accruing to Columbia wviil ha, conr
mur ienated to a dozen adljacent counties.
ltEst'ING rTE ROU'TE.
The party amnused themselves on tio
voyage by taking in the scenery and ds
cussing objects of interes!. At 2.:30 thn
gue.ets were ca!!ed to dinner, and an elegan
one it was 3Mr. Tonm Branigan had :
corps of waiters en hand and:( served-o:,e o1
the finest dinners thart I have ever assiste'
itn demolishieg. There were ttu-key, wilr
duck, chicken trlad, tong.ue, oysters. coffee
cranberry sauce, potato salad. 'old slaw,
celery, pickles, wincs and e-igars. Th<
bracinig air hnd put the di'ers in spleadid
gastronomic condition, which was heiight
ented by the elegrance of the feast, and sior
the "serried ranks" of victuals evidenced
At :115 the boat artived at the bridyu
atnd the excursiaanhts started ofr in partie
of two- and thrce on tours of intsi-ction
Dr. T1. C. Robertson aid 3r. D)avid Crasv
foid were theC Nimrods ( the pity', biut a!
they fauil mo rindl the "lIitd e boy" whoi selb
the gcaue to bird shooters they returned
A fter sup'per had been served, the excnur
sonis:s induilaed in a litile stunmp speakin~a
until t;he :t rival of the. tain which was t
take themn tbtek to the city, At 9,.10 wt
boarded the tratin arnd ar i ved at I10 u'einec
in the City on the Congaree.
Ilow Womnt Diifr 1rom Men.
At beast thuree muen on the average jury~
are buouaid I disag'mee wi htihe rest jat- ii
show that they've got riutis o1 their o'wn;
but there is no disagrteemen~it :mn~c the
women aus to the merits of Di'. P'iere-n
"' ,Yrite Prw(s1rijtion." 'ier a-red
uinnm ons in protouneh'ti it the best re
edt' in the worni~d for :nl thioc ehtuoune di
ase-, wseatktneses antd comptla~ints peCui
to thei' sex. It transforms the pale', ha
gard, dispirited woman, into one of spar
ling health, and tihe ritiging laugch a'm
"ignsIi suipremue" in the hauppy household.
Orer 100) Yer.re Old.
Out :neighblarig county of Chiede( eIi' ld
can prob~aby boast of the oldest cidnt it
this section of the Stat'. HIsI namec~
Join Ouitlaw', and he was biorn in 1I:
Though lie served in the war o f 11:i hie
has nevei' received a pension from the
National Gov'ernment. Mr. ()'n'aw ias
quite a ntmber of children, and the mnnu
er oif his grand children is le-'end. IHe
has a son living in this cotunty oin Mr. .1.
W\e love ie m'a fot' jlow%.
But in the evoltV:1:
Will you .oget your von ?
O "'! v' 1:vc eme, h:7
(Then ' i lea ." li ng I \" i.
When yn'e :eca'c a wnt a.
::d I've h !.me a :n:m?
He w1 doe's not look bieore lags behind.
Doi't e-%pect too nuch from those around
lie that. smiakils roth sow, but he that
holds Lis pe ace lotl reap.
A helping hand at the rgtmoent
wOlid :t\.: niav17an fron rni:1.
Where there is ncfwant of will there will
be no want of opportunity.
Tlhe u::kludest cut of all is to h,:' fonad in,
the average eight-dolar suit of (cnthes.
More pople are drowned in the intox
iCing clp thani1 in the sea.
One talent carefallC plo ed is hetter
than a hailrid'i mcrely posewed.
I)ispense with the cl;eck rein. ,aml ct
more work from youlir horse without.
M,-n are not iwletr d1 by tli:r"r de.-s now
adays: they ade jidgc, by .im-r ''rds at:d
lie who dets o -oIt; '--.ne. IlIe
whoi car's not for others 'ill soon tind iht
others will not care for him.
A woman confesses to the marrying of
eight lusbiand. Few women possess her
power to fasten-eight men.
Landl:adv-Jane, pass Mr. Dumley the
salt for his egg Danmle-Thanks, not
any suit. The egg is none too fresh as it is
"111i\" (.i it is, said TIt. a' he trulail
alon'.r on fit, "1ht a m:a niver naid :a
team tin r' te :nne way he :.
A good. 11aithy business year. in spite
of the Pesiderinti1 elecion. seems to lie the
'eneral convictiou a.monlg; conservative
Sweet p't:no"C. lile the white. were
found 'grwing here when Colhnnhu'.ms cane,
andi they were among the presents he carried
to Onueen Isahella.
New Orleans women enitivate rameli::s
at. such goitd profit that more than one
wom:,:n iC .til to h:ve "gone to Europe on
her c.:meliat bud;h "
"Ah. yes,'' s id a ealinet-maker to a
(crockery- dealer, to whom he was intro
duce.-'-"a, yeS, you:1 sell tea-sets. and I
sell e tees."
"1):in. what wiwl y.- z call a man who
stole a "ailon av w.4' -ky and drank it. and
got the'jim-j-i" " eglirt I th nk 1I'
c:ll him a snake thie'."
JnI *1s-Strange thin Mttir:r,:i ' every
tinge 'you draw a breath somebody dil:.
Mrs. .Tones-Well. I ain't going to stop
breathinig on that account.
i"H it rin ?" ie exclaitcd. in the
co'urs. of a thril'ing rceital of h-irder life.
," it rained so hard that afto-rnoon that
the water stood three feet on a slant roof,'
Begar -Plase, scr, can't ye help a po
man with a large fm.ily out of work?
Schoolmaster-No; why don't you set your
family at work?
These woin would render their charities
useful shol'l judiciously diffuse them.
He who would have a good crop must sow
with his hand, and not pour out of the sack
into one heap.
Whea a hotel clerk becomes an angel, if
his wings are proportionately as wide as
his earthly smile, he'll topple over the hat
tiements of heaven unless his feet are ade
"You needn't order me around, sir.'
sail the washerman. "I'm not the hired
giih. It's Bridget's place to liok after tie
milk. I':n the launciry. l :d y." "That
d(oe-n:'t scsi-r me. said the man. "I'm the
P. W. G. It K. of the U. O. G. G . and
iNo1t Eminent Past G. W. of the Anciei:
Ordecr of M. X. U. Z.. and I want samne
b~odyt to ta-ke this iniik." "Ye, sir, sak(
the "washerwvomno, mneekily, . a 'e wenC't tt
land a crock.
"I 3;e tt a post-amortemn examiation h
of'eu imade in munior cases. What does
post-mortm ex b::ar-on mean?" asked
youling wif-:e of huer bette r-half. "AX post
mnorteml exainiation, myi dear, is intended~
to all' w the victim tostate ve'rb- ly his owr
~ testim'my aainst his asailant, ad is taker
dorv n nwriling. " ':Thanks, falin.0g: ant
vion wo n't look down on mn. witI you, be
cause I caven't your education?" HeI sait
"'F r ten yars prist," said the newa
boardler, 'my h:abits have been regular a:
elieekwork. I rose on thme stroke of iix
half an hour inter I sat down to b-cakfast
at seven I was at work, dined at twelve
Iate surper at six. and in bed at rnine thir ty
Iate only hearty food, ad hadn't a sick da)
ueaconi in sy'mpathietic tones: "and -.vha
were you ini for?" And in the awfui si
I -ec that foliowed you could hear the hash
Igrate its te. h.
iouthbern Newas Notes.
A mine of painit-clay3 has been fouun
ne-ar McNair St::tion, Miss.
Pittshtis, Lincol:1 county, Teann., ha:
.(ubascrlibed $25,000-' for a bank.
P'rohibition waill rule in all but about:
idonen t-o'ns in Arkamsas this y'ear.
The Jh'lierson county, Ark., grand jur
his found near];y four hunadred true bill
Ciat ksviihe, A: k., will follow the exam
nie r-f Lintie Rock-i and foibid the sale o:
eigare~ttes-' ti) heys.
31:s. Po2ly Butier, lving near Clehurne
Ark ~ .Ii ~ty years ild and( has. eighity-twa
Only ~ (t:,000~ has1 been scu-red of tht
'%l,00 mbt qeerir'tion at Penrsroh Fla.
to reccure tihe Peuienco a andI Memiphis road
Tw a.o himan skulls were recutiy un
earthed at Clarksdale, .mi's. by men dig
giga ic. Thir pre ane- therei is
A. 'N' -rni ciril no'w li viI n-ear T:n
ton. Tenn., take h: ler gunl andm goes allekh
:and ls not.e game than any of the y.ounI
At a blii i.:ar libt Springs, Atk., rec
Saeti :ro farmers of Al t
h'l''ni '.e: ,'ac yetr ie aI priz t'o the
oge. T. t P:umt-er whorlesi the "irge a
h At. Ton tile fo the~ iar wasi Mr ie
m tis 0. i : d eighedr il pound'ls.ii~hi
vear-ld in f l r . T (.N1il 'a ' 'h
-uIa one u o fhslswre se
tre i 30 ptNo('f Teli lii ifes
ANOTHER BLACK EXbus.
A .?lltor. Colored People to Emigrate to Sontlh
(From the New York Star.)
TonnIAA. Kax., Jan. 22.-Three years
a-"0 se:vertl well-known colored mhen. men
of means. met to consult as to the best
meti'oi of relieving their people from the
wore than servitude that prevails in the
Cxtrcm'e Souhern States, especially in
Loui iann. Misi$sippi and South Carohina.
After c refuly studying the plan of gov
ernmient of the various countries open to
thcm. tiey arrived at the conclusion that
South Americ-i was the land that would
aive the m shelter and a home. The pub
lie was not called upon for contributions,
it these men sent out educated agents,
whos reports are now coming in. The
Guianas, Brazil and the Argentine Confed
eration were examined as to climate, lands,
la ,- andc privileges.
While tiese agents were out, their prin
cipLas qietly effected a secret organiza
tion. whose head is in Topeka, for the
raprpose of spreading the news by means
o trustworthy agents throughout the
Suthlern State:. The men thus organiz
i represent nearly $2,000.000, their own
mn ,r~e and property. Before the end of
t is re. ci:ed an exodus from the South
era .tates will have commenced that will
carry ed1' more than a million of laborers
from the cotton, sugar and rice fields,
where they are now at work, while the
tihacco fields will yield their full quota.
While there will he two colonies or out
litting points established in Honduras and
Costa Mica, the main efforts of this new
organization will he directed to moving the
colored people to South America. There
will be settlements established in the
Guiana Highlands, directly north of the
equator, and in the Brazilian Highlands,
on the southern tributaries of he Amazon,
to which will be directed those people
comingr from Florida and Southern Ala
b:uua, Mississippi and Louisiana. Farther
woutia immigration depots will be estab
lished in the Argentine Confederation for
pxople from Kentucky, Tennessee, South
Carolina and -Northern Alabama, Missis
sippi and Louisiana and Texas.
Important concessions will b3 made by
the Brazilian and Argentine governments
in the way of lands and immunity from
taxtion, and aid in transportation, which
'..ill place the new haven within the reach
of all who can secure money enough to
cirry them through the first season. Their
rights and privileges as citizens are guar
au:eed. and. owing to the mixed blood al
ready existing in some of those countries,
the color will not debar them from politi
cal and s-:eial preferment.
A Horror of ta1. Mines.
VcTona, BTISi CoLUmBA, January
2>.-An explosion occurred yesterday in
Wel:ingtou colliery while over two hundred
minei were at work. It was at first sup
posed t'tat no lives were lost, as the micers
were rapidly hoisted out, but it is now be
lieved th it ninety or more were killed ot
suffocatel. The bodies of twenty whits
miners vero taken from the mine laa1
iight, aid there are about seven-y more
men stW ir: the mine, and there is no rea
son for )>ileving that any of them are alive,
and no Lrpes of raving them are entertain
ed. Three-fourths of the men still in the
mine are Chinamen. There is no scarcity
of volunteers, and oticials and employee:
of the Vancouver Coal Company are ren
dering every asistance required. how tht
e.' plosion took plae:. is a mystery.
Which was Killed First?
A curious complication has arisen it
consequence of tihe murder of the Wool
folk f-;nily by Tom Wooliklk near Macon
Ga , which was one of the most revolting
tram;iics of this generaion. The mur
derer now lies in jail under sentence o;
eath, tnd he has been approached by the
heirs of both his murdered father and step
mnother No one but the condemned mat
knows the particulars of the crime. If h<
killed hiis father first, his stepmother's heir
will come in(o the property-; but if hi!
mother (lied first, his two surviving sister:
and himnself succeed to the property. .
full confession from this monster is ex
peetued before his execution in order to elea
up this point.
Three miilion women in the Uniteu
States are working for wages. The mar
who cannot miarry rich may at least secure
a w ife w hose w aes will make his hom<
A TON~GUE IN XNOTS.
I contracted malaria in the swamps o
Louisiana while working for the tele
graph company, and used every kind o
medicine I could hear of without relief
I at last succeedea in breaking the fever
but it cost me over $100.00, and then m;
system was prostrated and saturated witi
riaailpoison and I became almos
helpless. I finally came here, my mouti
so filled with sores that I couid scarcel;
eat, and my tongue raw and fi led wit]
little knots. Various remedies were re
sorted to without effeet. I bought tw<
bottles of B. B. B. and it has cured ani
strengthened me. All sores of ma
mouth are healed and my tongue entire
ly clear of knots and soreness, and I fee
liea new man.
Jackson, Tienn., April 20, 1880.
A. F. Bmn-rON.
A MOST IGM~UIA3ALE CASE OF ScEOFUL.!
I have a little boy twelve years oli
whose knees have been drawn almos:
double and his joints are perfectly stif
and he has been in this condition thre<
veais, unable to walk. During that tim<
the medical beard of London county cx
amined him and pronounced the diseas<
srofula and prescribed, but no benefil
ever denived. I then'used a much ad
vertised preparation without benefit
Three weeks ago he became perfectl3
helpless and satiered dreadifully.5
A friend who had used B. B. B. ad.
vised its use. IHe has used one bottb
and all pain has ceased and he can now
walk. This has been a most wonderful
action, as his complaint had baffled
everything. I shall continue to use it oi
him. Mns. EMM~A GRwIFrES.
Unitia, Tenn., March 2, 188S6.
WEBB CITY, ARK., BLOOD.
IT ving tested B. B. B. and found it t(
be all that is claimed for it, I commend
it to any and every one suffering from
bodpion. It has done me more
aodl for less money and in a shorter
space of time thau any blood purifier i
ever used. I owe the comfort of my
ife to its use, for I have been troubled
with a severe form of blood poleon for5
or 6 y-ears and found no relief equal to
that given by the~ use of B. B. B.
W. C. McG~m~.
Webb City, Ark., May 3, 1886O.
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ON THE FIRlST OF OCTOBER, the
undersigned opened a
FIRST CLASS BOARDING HOUSE
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The Building, located on the northeast
corner of Wentworth and Glebe streets,
is conveniently near the business portion
of King street, yet free from the noise
of the thoroughfares. It is within easy
reach from the Academy of Music and
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The hiouse has been thoroughly re
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new furniture and fixtures.
For further information address
Miss. E. E. HASELL,
or Miss S. S. EDWARDS,
1 tf Charleston, S. C.
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GLIAU.OTTEi FEMALE JNSTIf[UTE.
The current session of this Institute
closes January 21st, 1888, when the
Spring Session begins, which ends June
The present session is one of the moat
prosperous in the history of the Insti
tute. There is room for only a few more
boarding pupils. The health of the
sc'ool, the accommodations of its board
ing department, and the elliciency of its
corps of teachers are unsurpassed any
where in the South. The first of January
is a very convenient time for entering.
Puils are charged only from date of
Rev. WM. R. ATKINSON,
Charlote, . C.