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Tie k u-, of Waeien 1eigs.
BY FLORENCE E DIADIOND.
I will not weary the reader with minute
details of my establishment at Caledon
Heights. suffice it that in less than three
months after Miss Armund's death I found
myself installed as mistress there, though
I could hardly make myself believe it, and
it was long before I could make myself at
home in the grand old house whose rooms I
had once stolen through like a thief. I then
turned my attention to the Barretts and
Claytons. They had at first attempted to
dispute my claim, but unable to do so they
had vacated the Heights, refusing, how
ever, to speak or recognize me in any way
all except Bertie Clayton, who came to visit
me and seemed really pleased at my rein
station. He begged me earnestly, however,
to go and see if anything could be done for
Irving Barrett; he was a wild, reckless fel
low, Bert declared, yet he was his brother
and it drove him wild to think of his dis
grace. I promised to do what I could, but I
feared it would be little. I will confess that
at first my hatred of Irving Barrett and my
remembrance of his unkind treatment of
me for awhile hardened my heart and made
me half decide not to keep my promise'to
Bert, especially when I remembered the
blow he had given me and the scar I still
carried of it on my temple. But I remem
bered the words: "Except ye forgive ye
can not be forgiven," and I relented. Irma,
too, excited my sympathy. Bert declared
she was wearing herself to a shadow griev
ing over her brother's misfortune and re
fusing to go out and see any one. I felt for
the girl after all-proud and haughty as she
was. This was a terrible blow to her. I en
gaged the services of the best criminal law
yer in the State to defend Irving, and with
the influence of Mr. Dudley, Mr. Leiberg
and other rich and influential men whose
favor I secured, and by a most liberal sup
ply of money I managed to secure Irving's
Whether he really felt the extravagant
expressions of gratitude he expressed I can
not tell. But that he was exceedingly glad
to escape fromthe predicaments in to which
be bad gotten himself I am certain.
I then proceeded to offer the Barretts the
amount of the legacy provided for them in
my father's will. Irving took his share
eagerly, and soon after left for the West.
But Irma utterly refused to touch a cent of
"roU AVE nOBBED ME."
the money I offered her. I went to see her,
anxious to conciliate her if possible. I
found her living with her parents in a
rather small but comfortable house in B
street. I was ushered into the parlor
where Irma sat, her hands folded listlessly
on her lap, her golden hair hanging in care
Iess disorder about her face and neck. She
greited me coldly, yet with a dreamy sort
of absent-mindedness that made me think
her thoughts were far away.
"I have come, Irma," I said, "to endeavor
to be friends with you. -Let the past be
post; we can not alter it. I know that you
have been brought up to think yourself an
heiress. Irma, people have honored sad
lattered you because you had wealth, and
*itis,of course, agreat trial to you to find
~that such is not the case. Yet, I am not to
blame for this. Surely you should feel no
enzoisy against mne for a&min g only what is
.my just right. We have not been toblame,
:Trma, you orn, for the wicked scheme. Let
.us be friends. I helped your brother, let
me help you. My father left you a legacy
of five thousand. Please accept it, and I
will aid you in any other way I can, also.
Irma did not answer me at first. Her
face showed no emotion until I had finished
spaking. Then she arose, her features
working convulsively, and came and stood
"Ido not want your bounty, Dorcas Cale
doni," she almost hissed between her shut
teeth. "You have wronged me beyond re
S.p&. Money, i de not care for that, but you
* I HAVE ALwAYs LovED YOU, DOnCAs."
have robbed me of the love of the man I love
and have always loved. His love and es
teem I valued ten times more than the Cal
eden estate, and you have robbed me of
She paused with ~a dry sob, but went on in
a moment. "You offer me friendship, as if
all the friendship in the world could com
pensate me for my love. I do not want your
friendship or your money, for sooner than
touch a cent of it I would starve in the
street. You are mistress of Caledon now.
Oliver Dudley is your devoted slave. May
you be very happy."
She paused. I knew not what to say. Her
'dpt impassioned words showed me the
'dphof her passionate, willful nature, and
her bold allusion to Oliver Dudley made my
cheek crimson, yet my heart swelled with
pity for her. Once mere I endeavored to
"You speak wildly, Irma" I said. "Mr.
Dudley is nothing to me except a friend."
I blushed the next instant, though, ne
.membering that I did regard him in a dif
forent light, though that he had aught ex
cept a friendly feeling for me remained to
*"And you refuse my offer of friendship,
Kiss Barrett," I said, rising. She bowed
"You are wrong, fearfully wrong," ]
cried. "Believe me, Oliver Dudley is only
'a friend to me."
. She raised her eyes, hard and stony, tc
mine. Never shall I forget their cold, hope.
*"You waste your words, Miss Caledon,'
was all she said, and I walked away, lea
inig her, as I had found her, sitting idly by
the window, her waxen hands folded in hex
"Ohi the wickedness of this world!" I
cried, as I went homeward.
*En for her othrwik saaea
defrauding a helpless orphan, Irma would
to-day have been a happy girl, and we
should have been as dear sisters to
"I had been at Caledon Heights a year
when Mr. Dudley, returning from the
North where he had been attending the
settling of his father's estate, made me a
formal offer of his hand and heart.
"I have always loved you, Dorcas," he
said. You are tie one woman in the world I
would choose for my wife. Without your
love I am miserable, indeed. Surely you
will not secnd me away, Doreas. Only give
me the s sharm of your love and I
shall be content."
It is needless to record my answer. Suf
fice to say that Mr. Dudley did not leave,
and that he confessed the share I granted
him of my love proved quite sufficient.
'We were married quietly, only the dear
friends I had known in the years of my ad
versity being present. Among these were
Bertie Clayton, whose congratulations were
as warm and hearty as one would wish.
My honored -grandparents, in whose
good graces I am happy to say I at once
found myself. immediately took up their
residence at the Heights at my earnest solic
itation. Also:my dear adopted mother be
came an inmate of my home, for I could not
bear to be separated from ner who had
been to me mother, friend and sister in the
time when friendly hands were rare.
A few words more, and I will close. Irma
Barrett ever refused stubbornly to accept
my friendship or my love; she married a
wealthy planter in after years, but I fear
was never happy or contented. Irving
profited by the lesson taught him, for there
is to-day no more upright or honest man or
one more respected in the community in
which he lives. Bertie Clayton is a talented
young lawyer and loved by all who know
him. Mr. and Mrs. Clayton are both sleep
ing quiety in Rose Hill Cemetery and have
been for many years. Near their graves is
that of Agnes Armund; let us hope after
life's lit fl fever thetir sleep is sweet.
So el..s this short and simple story of
my life. After all the darke louds were
swept away and the sun shone brighter
than ever, there is only one regret, one sor
row over which I can never feel quite rec
onciled, that is that my dear kind, father's
dying wish and prayer for one more sight
of his child could noot have been granted.
But after all what matters it? Will there
not be sufficient time in all eternity, when
we shall meet to compensate for all the
little trials here.
And so, dear reader, ends the story of
Dorcas Caledon, the last heiress of Caledon
Not at Home to Him.
Stubbs (hard-headed proser, to Gush, ro
mantic young poet) -Spose you work reg'
lar hours on your po'try business, don't ye,
Gush? Bone right down to it, and grind out
your grist every day. Gosh! S'pose you
hey money rollin in from the magazine edi
tors by every mail?
Gush-Oh, no; I write for no mer
cenary reward. I tenderly woo the muse,
and speak only when the spirit moves. I
place myself on the tripod and wait the
divine influence of the goddess. A poetic
soul, my good Mr. Stubbs, can not confine
itself to a slavish system of routine. I work
simply when the fit is on me. A man can
never write good poetry unless he is in the
fullest communion with his own soul. Ac
cordingly, when my inspiration fails, I ac
cept Walt Whitman's advice, and 'loaf and
invite my muse.'
Stubbs (who has tried to read his poetry)
-H'm. Guess she don't accept yoUX mvi
tatio very often, bigosh! - -
The Hoar Amendment.
The House of Representatives wisely re
fused to adopt the Hoar resolution amend'.
ing the Constitution so as to make the pres
idential and the congressional terms begin
on the 30th of April.
Such a change would only aggravate the
evils of the short session, which are due to
the fact that Congress continues to sit after
the elections to the next Congress have
been held. These evils would be increased
by making the secoad session longer than
it now is.
The Congress which will be elected in
November of this year will not meet until.
December, 1889, and should there be a
failure in the Electoral College to choose a
Pesident the election would fall upon the
present House of Representatives, which
was chosen in 1886.
It is most important that Congress should
meet as soon after its election as possible,
and that the President should be elected by
the House which was returned at the pre
ceding presidential election.
We believe that this is the only Govern
ment in the world where a Legislature
holds a session after the election of its suc
In the States the Legislatures meet soon
after election. In New York the old Leg
islature continues to exist until the meeting
of the new one, but it does not hold a ses
sion, nor can it do so unless the Governor
shall call it together. The resolutions of
Mr. Crain furnish the true solution of this
difficulty. They make the congressional
term to begin on the 1st of January follow
in the election.
'If the presidential term were to begin on
the 30th of the'next April the arrangement
would be quite perfect. In that case, if
there were a failure to elect by the people,
or if there were disputes as to returns, the
new Congress would be in session, with
time enough to provide for the emergency.
It is obvious that if Mr. Crain's resolutions
are adopted the presidential and the con
gressional term should not begin at the
same time. For, if there is no choice in
the Electoral College, Congress must have
an opportunity to make the election, and in
any event to count the votes and declare
the result.-New York Star.
A Strange Wild Animal in New Jersey.
One of the most hideous-looking animals
ever seen in this part of the country is in
the possession of John Driscoll, of Parks
ville, N. J., who has charge of the stables
of John Schultz, the Williamsburg mil
lionaire. The animal is a calf, with a head
like a bulldog. The ears are very long and
hang down along the jaws. The nostrils
are under the jaws, and the tongue pro.
trudes from the Imouth. The top of the
head is perfectly round, and the tail is
about as long as that of a Newfoundland
dog. Driscroll says he was offered $1,000
for the calf by a Bowery museum keeper.
Leaped to His Death.
iAIKEN, February 22.-George Powers,
of Portland. Me., a guest at the Highland
Park Hotel, jumped from a fourth story
window of the hotel about 9.30 o'clock last
night, during a fit of temporary insanity,
nd died from the effects of the fall within
half an hour afterward. The only other
occupant of lhis room at the time was hia
nurse, Mr. Ellis. The terrible fall was
broken by the piazza roof, and from there
he fell to the ground. An inquest was
held today and a verdict that the deceased
came to his death during a fit of temporary
insanity was rendered.
Mr. Summer Salter, who went to Atlanta
several months ago, and was received with
open arms by the music loving people of
Atlanta, has started up quite a sensation by
the discovery of the fact that he has a class
of colored people to whom he is teaching
music at one of the negro churches of that
city. Prof. Salter is the organist of the
synagogue, also of the First Methodist
Church, while his wife is a member of the
hoir. There is some talk on the streets .of
asking him to resign his position as organist
in the Methodist Church. Prof. salter
takes the ground that his profession is that
of a music teacher, and that he has as much
right to teach both races separately, as a
physician has to visit the sick of any race
who pay him for his services.
A cheerful friend is like a sunny day,
which .sed its brightnes on all around
"FLED WITH A CHmISTIAN!"
t Fourteen-Year-Old Hebrew Maiden Elopes
with a Gentile.
About 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon a
carriage drove up to the residence of Rev.
W. C. Lindsay. A couple alighted and,
entering the house, requested the divine to
tie the golden knot that should make the
twain one flesh. They were made man
and wife, and the marriage certificate bore
the names of Camille Peixotto and Wm.
Ordinarily there is no romance or excite
ment attaching to such an affair, but the
circumstances of this union are such as to
make it of more than usual interest. It
was an alliance of Jewess and Gentile,
contracted without the knowledge and
against the wishes of the former's parents.
Mr. McCartha is a native of Alabama and
has been in this city for the last eight
months, and lately has been teaching school
at Spring Hill, Lexington county. He is
about 26 years of age. The youthful bride
is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Peix
otto. and has not reached her fifteenth
year. The couple had been enamored of
each other for some time, and despite pa
rental opposition, had plighted their troth.
About dark yesterday evening a note
from the bride conveyed to her astonished
parent the news of the marriage They
were very much shocked, and the father
immediately went in quest of the elopers,
but they had left by the afternoon train for
Spring Hill.-Columbia Daily Record.
The Court at Sumter.
SUMTEu, Feb. 22.-In consequence of
today being Washington's Birthday, the
Court of Sessions adjourned last night to
meet tomorrow morning.
The grand jury brought in yesterday the
following true bills: David H. Bowen, ma
licious mischief; David H. Bowen, Benj.
R. Bowen, John E. Bowen and Belfast
Bowen, burglary and larceny: Charles
Williams, assault and battery with intent
to kill; Samuel Scriven, robber, and lar
ceny; Addison Wilson, burglary and lar
ceny; Peyton G. Bowman and Walter I.
Harby, murder: John R. Keels and Kin
cheon Pcnnington, murder: John R. Keels,
assault and battery with intent to kill,
assault and battery of a high and aggra
vated nature, and carrying concealed weap
ons; Walter I. Harby, carrying concealed
weapons; Peyton G. Bowman, carrying
concealed weapons; Walter I. larby, as
sault and battery with intent to kill, as
sault and battery of a high and aggravated
nature, and carrying concealed weapons;
Peyton G, Bowman, assault and battery of
a liigh and aggravated nature, assault and
battery with intent to kill, and carrying
concealed weapons; Peyton G. Bowman
and Walter I. Harby, same.
The Court has appointed Monday next,
the 27th instant, to hear the trial of Pey
ton G. Bowman and Walter I. Harby for
murder. The trial of Keels and Penning
ton will follow directly upon it. No day
has been set for hearing the other cases con
nected with the laynesworth shooting
affair. The grand jury yesterday returned
"no bill" against John Bowman, charged
with carrying concealed weapons.-Special
to News and Courier.
SUMTER, Feb. 23.-The cases against
Peyton G. Bowman and Walter I. Harby,
charged with assault and battery with in
tent to kill, and aggravated assault and
battery, were called this afternoon. The
defendants were in court, represented by
Messrs. Moises & Lee. This case is that
of the second Bishopville shooting, in
which G. M. Barrett was wounded by
Peyton G. Bowman. When the case was
called, the Hon. Marion Moise made a mo
tion on behalf of the defence to have the
case deferred until a later day, on the
ground that counsel engaged in the case
was absent, and, further, that the defend
ants were to be tried on Monday for their
lives, and it would be unjust to them to
harass them with lighter charges before
the main charge was heard. Mr. Moise
was ably second~ed by Mr. R. D. Lee in ar
guing the motion for a postponement.
Solicitor Gilland and Attorney General
Earle replied for the State, urging an im
mediate trial of the cause.
The Court decided that it would grant a
postponement of the case, as the defend
ants had only three days left in which to
p'epare for trial on the charge of murder,
and it did not propose to allow their time
to be encumbered by their having to stand
trial during the three days on lighter
charges. The Court, however, did not
deny the right of the State to demand a
trial of the case before the murder case
was heard, and there is a possibility that
the case may be heard on Monday before
the murder case is called. The case against
Henry Dennis for larceny from the South
era Express Company was taken up late
The New Fishery Treaty.
The new fishery treaty between the
United States and Canada, sent to the
Senate Tuesday, together with the Presi
dent's message accompanying the same,
makes about 6,000 words. This treaty,
which replaces that of October 20th, 1818,
permits the free navigation of the straits of
Canso by fishing vessels of the United
States, allows United States vessels to enter
Canadian ports for bait and repairs without
having to formally enter or clear when
leaving; fishing vessels of Canada and New
Foundland shall enjoy in the waters of the
United States all the privileges that United
States vessels are allowed in the waters of
Canada and New Foundland; United States
fishing vessels shall display official num
bers conspiciously on -the bow; penalties
for fishing in the prescribed limits which
are given are three dollars for eyery ton of
vessel so offending. Various other minor
details are agreed upon. The President
considers the treaty satisfactory, urges its
ratification by the Senate and says: *"The
treaty now submitted to you has been
framed in a spirit of liberal equity and re
ciprocal benefits, in the conviction that mu
tual advantage and convenience are the
only permanent foundation of peace and
friendship between States, and that with
the adoption of the agreement now placed
before the Senate, a beneficial and satis
factory intercourse between the countries
will be established so as to secure perpetual
peace and harmony."
The "Rebel" Battle Flags.
The reply of the Secretary of War to the
"battle flags resolution" is presented. It
makes nearly one hundred pages of large
manuscript. The answer gives the history
of all captured flags from the time of the
Mexican war, and a list of the flags returned
to Northern regiments in cases where their
loss was not disgraceful in character. The
full list of all the flags captured is given,
with all the correspondence on the subject.
It says twenty-two Confederate flags and
twenty-two Union flags were returned by
former administrations, all, however, given
to Northern States, the Confederate flags
being sent to Union regiments which cap
ured them. None of the Confederate flags
have at any time been returned to the
Southern States. No flags, it says, have
been returned by this administration. It
denies that there is any law requiring them
to be kept on exhibition, but says a law of
that nature was passed in 1814, relating to
flags captured in prior wars, has been re
pealed in part, and does not apply to the
Confederate flags. It also denies that the
flags have been removed from the depart
ment or "concealed from the public," as
alleged in the resolution. A long list of
flags now on hand is also given.
The Medical Society of New York State
last year hunted down eighty-five illegal
medical practitioners, who were humbug
ging ignorant people out of their money.
Ten of the swindlers were sent to prison,
and from the other seventy five fines
montin to6000 were collected.
THE HEATHENS BLUSHED
as They Feasted Their Eyes Upon Washington
A. Washington dispatch says at the Chi
iess ball last night the Corean Legation
vas present in court costume, and its mem
)ers moved about through the big parlors
)f Senator Stewart's palace with their big
>lack sugar loaf hats held on to their curi
)usly shaped heads by a string of long glass
)eads of different colors which ran around
ender their yellow chins. Their almond
,yes curiously watched the beautiful bare
iecks and shoulders of the fair ladies pres
nt, and the Corean Minister says the
vomen of this country, as they appear at
vening receptions, look as though they
rew up out of their clothes. The Coreans
irst appeared at a White House reception
-it was in the jam of last week-their
emon colored cheeks blushed to a decided
>range hue, and the leading members of
the Legation came up to Dr. Allen, their
merican Secretary, and asked him if he
really thought it would be etiquette for
them to look at these women. Allen told
them to feast their eyes, and the indica
Lions at the ball last night showed that
they were following his suggestion with a
vengeance. In the mean time the young
girls at Washington, at least some of them,
seemed-to enjoy the admiration of these
Cyrean nobles, and they hung around them
at this ball like the beautiful nymphs about
the ugliest satyr.
A Brutal Husband Committed to Jail.
On Tuesday last, Mr. R. D. Barrier, of
Mount Pleasant, N. C., in response to a
message from his sister, Mrs. B. F. Welsh,
swore out a peace warrant, at her request,
against B. F. Welsh, and the matter came
up at once for a hearing before Trial Jus
tice B. J. Witherspoon, Mrs. B. F.
Welsh, his wife, John R. Welsh, his father
and Mrs. Harriet Welsh, his -mother, all
appeared as witnesses against the defend
ant. The testimony was such a narrative
of brutality and cruelty on the part of B.
F. Welsh to his wife as to arouse the hot
indignation of the many spectators who
had gone into Court to hear the proceedings.
If it had not been for the long and pa
tient endurance of his noble wife, who has,
for so long a time, sought to hide her
troubles from the public, the savage hus
band would long ago have been incarcerated
to prevent his outrages. On Tuesday,
however, her patience. was exhausted and
the story of her wrongs was told. We
venture to say that a more shocking history
of cruel and brutal treatment by a husband
to a wife has rarely, if ever, been told in a
court before. The testimony developed
that he had cursed her, kicked and beaten
her, leaving his marks and bruises on her
body, that he had pursued her with sticks,
on one occasion with a butcher knife, pre
sented pistols at her head threatening to
blow her brains out, pursuing her from
her home to her mother-in-laws in the dead
hours of the night where she fled for pro
The Trial Justice, after hearing the tes
timony, was so impressed with the gravity
of the charges against the defendant and
the danger that his wife was in, that he re
quired a bond in the sum of $5,000 to keep
the peace. le was committed to jail in
default of bail.-Lancaster Ledger.
There are at least a thousand doctors in
the United States who wish they had the
Crown Prince for a patient. This is not
because they think they could cure him,
nor for the sake of the money they could
ake out of the royal patient, but they
honestly believe they could give that mys
terious malady a name. For the past five
or six months Dr. Mackenzie has been in
constant attendance upon the patient. He
has poulticed the larynx and bled it and
leached it, and, at last, he has cut a hole in
the windpipe and put a tube for the breath
to pass through; and now, after all this
fuss, he comes out and says he does not
know whether it is a case of perichrondites
If an ordinary man had a doctor of this
kind the patient would be excused for
kicking him down the front steps and tell
ing him to hand in his bill at once. People
arc beginning to doubt if the so-called
"eminent" physicians, the men with big
watchhains and fine turaouts, the men
who make short calls and put in long bills,
know anything- If they do, it is time
they showed it. The cases of President
Garfield and General Grant are still fresh
in the minds of all. There were from five
to a dozen pf the best doctors in the coun
try in constant attendance upon Garfield,
yet they knew next to nothing about the
location of that fatal bullet until he died.
If skillful physicians are as ignorant as
those who attended President Garfield and
those who now have charge of the Crown
Prince, the average man will prefer those
who charge le~s and know more. It is
about time the days of eminent inefficiency
were ended.-Boston Globe.
THE HEw YORK TIM~s publishes a five
column history of the various trusts now
known to be operating. At the head of
the list stands the sugar trust, the value of
its "plants" being $15,000,000, capitalized.
at $60,000,000. The stock actually sells at
80, making $48,000,000 the actual basis for
dividends-so that the increase in value,
above the worth of the property, is $33,
000,000. Ten firms own the controlling
interest in the concern. The castor oil
trust is next on the list. It has raised the
price from 40 cents to $1.24, but is not a
very extensive affair so far as capital is
concered. School slates are "trusted"
and have advanced 1 71 per cent. in price.
Linseed oil has advanced in price from 38
cents per gallon in 1887 to 56 cents now.
The capital of this trust is $11,000,000.
The steel rail trust forced up prices from
$27 to $40 per ton, but have been unable
to keep them there, and are now accepting
$31.50. Ar.drew Carnegle is said to have
made $5,000 a day for 300 days while the
price was up. The iron ore trusts is a big
affair, but figures seem difficult to get con
cerning its operations. It seems pretty
certain, however, that the bulk of the best
ore lands of the country are in the hands of
the syndicate. The Bessemer steel trust,
the plow trust and the thresher trust, are
doing well, but figures are lacking. The
steel and iron beam trust is said to be get
ting $73.92 a ton for what costs it $20 a
ton to make. The nail trust is too recently
formed to permit of figures being given,
but prices have already advanced. The
wrought iron pipe trust has put prices up
2 per cent. and put wages down 10 per
cent. The iron nut trust was formed on
July 20, and is a quiet, but lucrative com
bination. The stone trust is yet in its in
fancy, but with immense possibilities. The
paper bag trust has $2,000,000 capital.
There is a trust of honey producers being
formed-not of bees, but the owners of
bees. The oil cloth trust is said to have
advanced prices 65 per cent. The Times
points to the fact that nearly all the pro
ducts thus controlled by trusts are protect
ed by heavy customs duties.
sHE ENEW THE GRIP'.
They stood a moment at the gate,
A maiden fair was she,
A Junior lie, and there, though late,
They talked fraternally.
"And so you think that no one knows,
So strong the ties are bound,
And that the members ne'er disclose
The secrets deep, profound.
"Learn your mistake," she laughing cried;
"I know the grip of each"
I think," the Junior slow replied,
"There's one that I could teach.
"e Sigma Phi it is," he said;
And yielding then, at last,
That he should teach it her, he caught
And held her fair form fast.
She pouted, blushed, and smiling said,
When she to earth did slip,
I think 'twas very mean or you,
ut thnT know the grip."
I have observed that if by chance,
On some elite occasion,
A swell doth on a lady's train
Make damaging invasion,
The etiquette of time and place
The lady's rage will scatter,
And with a smile she'll say, "Good, sir,
It isn't any matter."
But should her lord make that misstep
In going to their carriage.
As like as not she'd season the
Amenities of marriage
With, "There, you horrid, clumsy lout!
Was ever such vexation?
Some day those hoofs of yours will rip
The earth from its foundation."
To rule oneself is in reality the greatest
Trifles make perfection, and perfection
is no trifle.
Friendship gives no privilege to make
All men are not homeless, but some men
are home less than others.
Pulling the wool over people's eyes
Selling mutton for spring lamb.
A contemporary calls a sleeping car
"that modern masterpiece of misery."
Woman exacts love from man as a duty,
but confers it on him as a favor.
A general advance agent-The pawn
Clocks are awfully dissipated; they keep
all kinds of hours.
It is not hard to gat a woman to tell her
age. The difliculty is in getting her to tell
the truth about it.
"There are no counterfeits in our cloth
ing," advertises a dealer. Does he refuse
to sell to dudes?"
The policemen of the country say they
will make no reduction in their clubbing
rates to arnarchists.
It is generally the idle who [complain
they cannot find time to do that which they
fancy they wish.
If we are ever in doubt what to do, it is
a good rule to ask ourselves what we shall
wish on the morrow that we had (lone.
People in this world almost always have
ideals, and they are generally strenuous
about having other people live up to them.
He was fond of singing revival hymns,
and his wife named the baby Fort, so that
he would want to hold it.
Much as worthy friends add to the hap
piness and value of life, we must in the
main depend on ourselves, ar.d every one is
his own best friend or worst enemy.
A man who had grown rich selling hams
built a country seat, but had some ditliculty
in finding a name to suit. A- friend sug
gested that he call it the All-ham-bra.
The theory that corsets cause consump
tion is slightly disturbed by the discovery
that there are more deaths from consump
tion among men than among women.
Look out for the man who is always sus
picious of everybody else's motives. The
chances are that he has some motives him
"I charged a battery myself once," ex
claimed an ex-sutler. "You did," replied
an old artilleryman who knew him. "You
charged our battery fifty cents a drink for
Keep your combs and brushes sweet and
clean. Wash them in tepid water con
taining a few drops of ammonia. Place
the brushes bristles down to dry, and deli
cate celluloid handles will not be injured.
Very little pure cinnamon is put upon
the market in this country. True cinna
man comes from Ceylon, and costs one
dollar a pound. Cassia, the outside bark,
costs one tenth as much, and is the article
"All minkind are happier for having
been happy," says a philosopher; but he
doesn't want to argue the proposition'with
a man who enjoyed eating a platterful of
lobster salad and two-thirds of a mince pie
the night before just before he went to bed.
Wife-The question, "IHow to get rid of
the surplus?" is an important one in politi
cal economy, is it not, John? Husband
Yes, my dear; but the question in private
economy, "How to obtain a surplus to get
rid of," is of the greater importance.
The barber's pole used to represent an
arm with blood streaming down, as bar
bers of the olden times were also surgeons.
There is a question as to the origin of the
blue stripes, but is supposed to have taken
from the patient's countenance when the
doctor's bill came in.
One of our Western exchanges says that
a practical revivalist requested all his con
gregation who paid their debts to rise. The
rising was general. After they had taken
their seats a call was made for those who
didn't pay their debts, and one solitary in
dividual arose, who explained that he was
the editor, and could not because the rest
of the congregation were owing him their
The Uses or High License.
Some of the results of high license are
as follows: Illinois, with a tax of $500,
has reduced saloons one-third, and more
than six-fold multiplied revenue from those
that remain Chicago has 4,000 saloons in
place of 6,000, and receives $2,000,000 in
place of $200,000. The Minnesota high
license has knocked out 16,000 saloons. In
Missouri the income is threefold, and the
decrease of saloons considerable. The
effect in Nebraska has been a cut of one
half the saloons and a five times increase
of the income. In Michigan 10,000 saloons
have dropped to 5,000. The effect in Ohio
has also been favor able. It is difficult to
argue from such statistics otherwise than
that high license is a benefit. It is non
sense to say it crowds hard on poor people.
The man who runs a cheap whiskey hole
can have no greater kindness performed
than to crowd him and his family into a
safer and better business. Tfhe worst evil
to the saloon is to the saloon-keeper.-St.
Instructions for Pension A pplicants.
The following circular respecting pen
sions has been issued from the Comptroller
1st. The applicant must fill out the
blank, sign and make affidavit to the same.
Tis must be accompanied by affidavit of
one or more disinterested witnesses.
2d. The applicant must have certificate
from two physicians showing disability and
extent of disabling wounds, and such other
detailed information as will show appli
cant's inability to earn a living.
3d. The certificate of the County Audi
tor with complete return of applicant's
property, as shown by blank, both of ap
plicant and his wife (if applicant is a sol
dier or sailor) showing that applicant's
annual income does not exceed $250 per
annum. If applicant is a widow she must
fill out and sign the return of property as
?th. The certificate of Clerk of Court
must also accompany the application as
shown by blank. J. S. VERtNERt,
The State Exhibit.
Mr. J. H. Alexander, Secretary of the
National Exposition Company, of Augusta,
has written to Commisioner Butler urging
him to send the State exhibit over to the
National Exhibition to be holden in Au
gusta in October and November next. It
is to be a grand affair. A delegation from
Augusta will appear before the Board of
Agriculture at their meeting on March 1st,
to urge upon the Department the advant
age of having South Carolina represented
at the epostionn '..Cainmhia TDaily Record.
SUfLIIVAN IN TR~AINING.
An Eye-Witness Describes His Condition
and His General Habits.
(From the New York Heraid.)
A Sportsman reporter, who looked
after Sullivan this morning, says: "To
all who are interested in the doings of
the famous Bostonian I can at once say
that never man looked better. Minus
nearly two stone of flesh since he last
appeared in public, Sullivan looks the
picture of robust health and strength,
and with the exception of a blister on
his right foot-now quite well-he has
not been sick or sorry since he first went
thoroughly to work.
"Yesterday, accompanied by his train
er, George MacDonald, Jack Ashton and
Sam Blakelock, John L., following his
bath and breakfast, covered about four
teen miles, returning to dinner.
"A couple of mysterious bottles were
then brought out, and a mixture from
one applied for nearly 'a quarter of an
hour to the champion's face for the pur
pose of hardening the skin. Next a
darker liquid was brought into play,
another quarter of an hour being spent
in rubbing the hands and wrists.
"Sullivan, who was in excellient spir
its, then entered freely into conversation
and amused all present by relating with
great pith and humor several anecdotes
of his early career.
"In this manner the time slipped by
until Sullivan was due to punch the ball.
This was a new one, the other having
been used up with a smashing right
hander. Sullivan donned an extra jer
sey and took up his position in front of
a football suspended by a cord from the
ceiling. Eight or ten times in succes
sion the ball was sent with terrific force
by means of a punch from the left; then
a crashing blow, delivered with the other
hand, threatened to bring the ceiling,
ball and rafters down upon us.
"Sullivan's terrible right has been
much talked of, and yesterday I saw it
to perfection. Utilizing all his weight
John L. sends every ounce of his four
teen stone into the blow, and, as Mac
Donald remarked, 'a man would be very
greedy to want two such hits.'
"More walking, rubbing down and
tea followed, during which Sullivan told
me he hardly knew what training was
until in England, an3 that he never felt so
well in all his life. Sullivan will step
into the ring as near fourteen stone as
possible, as fit as hands can make him
and, moreover, as confident as a man
who has never known defeat can possi
The Latent Fad in Polite Society.
"The latest fad," said ashrewd old maid,
who keeps a keen eye on all that goes on
in society and has the entree everywhere,
"is for the young men of twenty or twenty
five to flirt with some woman of thirty-five
or forty. I don't think there is anything
wrong in these attachments-the friendship
is purely Platonic. I asked for an expla
nation from my big brother, and he says a
woman is never interesting until she is
thirty. 'Girls say yes to everything you
say,' he said, 'or else they are so smart
there is no enduring them.' A woman,
when she gets to be twenty eight or thirty,
finds out that if she holds her own she
must heve something beyond a handsome
face, so she reads and tries to be well in
formed. They learn to be tolerant of others
ideas. Young men of twenty to twenty
five know more than their seniors in liter
ary matters, and more than they do them
selves later. They are awfully book
learned, I tell you, and use less slang, but
a great deal more profanity than we do.
So I suppose that is why they catch on the
old girls. You just talk with a man of
thirty-five and you find that all he thinks
of is business. Oh, yes! You just talk with
a girl-one of our set-and its dress, dress,
and nothing else.-Buffalo News.
Manufacture of' Ladles' Claarette'.
There are three establishments in Paris
solely devoted to the manufacture of ladies'
cigarettes, and they do a large trade. The
cigarettes for the most part contamn a soup
con, so that the cigarette smoking Paris
ienne doubly narcotizes herself. Scent also
is freely used, and a recent writer declares
that he saw whole bales of delicate Turkish
tobacco stewing in liquid scent. "The
fragrance of the Turkey leaf is not good
enough for them," he indignantly prote-sts;
"they must needs add this mephitic essence
of roses, or carnations or beliotropes.
The journalist rages against the use of to
bacco by Parisiennes, not because the habit
is unfeminine, but because tobacco blackens
the teeth of its votaries.-Chicago News.
The New York Commercial Adrertiser
says that Joseph Pulitzer is threatened with
total blindness. Pulitzer has lately been
contined to dark rooms, and has recently
gone to Santa Barbara, California. It is
now reported that his experience there has
been disappointing, and that Santa Barbara
oculists have advised a trip to the Sand
wich Islands and thence to Japan and
China, and even a journey around the
There is a probability that President
Cleveland will stop a few hours in Charles
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