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ANTIQUITY OF THE TELEPaONE.'
The Priests in India Have Used it for Two
"The principle of the telephone has
been known for 2,000 years in India,"
was the rather incredible statement made
last night by Fred Amesbury, who has
just returned to New York after a two
years' sojourn in the land of striped
tigers and wonderful fakirs. "I do not
assert, mark you," continued Mr. Ames
bury, "that they use the telephone as
we use it, or that they have any system
of general communication. What I do
say is that the high caste people have a
method of communicating with each
other by vibratory action on a dia
phragm, just as we do, but it is confined
entirely to their temples, and its exist
enoe has remained a secret until within
a very jew years.
"It was in a town called Panj, about
200 miles from Madras, and while there
became acquainted with an English
officer named Harrington who was a
puime favorite with the natives because
on one occasion he had saved a priest
from drowning. He was a very genial,
pleasant fellow and had that peculiar
magnetism about him that made and
kept friends everywhere.
"It was through Harrington that I was
enabled to learn the existence of tele
phonic communication and to satisfy
myself of its antiquity.
"There are two temples in the village
about a mile apart. In the interior and
on the ground floor of each is a small
circular structure whieh is guarded day
and night from the natives as well as
from strangers and is supposed to be
the abiding place of the 'governing
swirit,' but in reality is the terminus of
the telephonic line, which is laid under
ground from one building to the other.
"The superstitious natives regarded
this little structure with the greatest awe
and reverence, because they had seen
demonstrated before their eyes-or
rather ears-the power of this spirit to
communicate with the other temple.
They were required to make their offer
mg in one building, and make known
their wishes and desires. Then immedi
ately repairing to the second temple
they would be informed of all they had
said and done, although neither priest
bad left his post. This was regarded as
a demonstration of the power of the
-We were unable to determine the
composition of the wire that connected
the two buildings. It was some kind of
metal, but neither steel, copper nor
brass, although it closely resembled the
latter. The transmitter was of woodand
about the size of the head of s flour bar
rel, and to establish connection, instead
of ringing a bell, the person wishing to
attract attention at the other end stood
close to the curious looking thing and
shouted, 'Ooey! ooey! ooey!'
' "This was answered by a similar
about, which, while faint, was distinct,
and could be heard two feet away.
"After Harrington and I had gained
the confidence of the priests-or, rather,
after he had-we were given a carte
blanche to do as we pleased, and we
talked to each other from one temple to
the other for more than an hour, and
were enabled to make an incomplete in
"e larned that the telephone that
we saw had been in-use for thirty years.
The priestswere very oldmen, and they
remembered that the ling of communi
cation had been renewed only once dur
ing their incumbency.
"They showed us the remains of
worm-eaten transmitters and wooden
naits thatbnust have been hundreds
of- years old. They claimed that the
system had been in existence since the
creation, and laughed at us when we
-told them that the same principle has
only been applied to England and
America within the last dozen years. In
every part of India and in Burnmah this
of secret communication exists,
hundreds of travelers have
never suspected it. I believe that it
*dates back'fully two thousand years."
A Bogus circular.
* Mr. Jones, chairman of the Congres
sional Democratic campaign committee,
"A circular letter dated 'Democratic
'Committee Rooms, Washington, Feb
rmary 1, 1888,' and signed H. M. V.
Judson, secretary, has been sent to
-numbers of postmasters in the South,
requstng them to procure and send to
their Senators and Representatives liste
of names with a request that public
documents and field, garden and flower
...e.aeds be sent to the persons named in
snah . Inquiry at National Demo
cratic Committee rooms and at the Con
gressional campaign committee rooms
shows that H. M. 'V. Judson is not sec
. retrary of any Democratic committee in
Washngtn. It is also ascertained that
Senators and Representatives have sent
to their constituents all seeds and nearly
all documents allotted to them. The
circular refereto implies that they
have been dereli~ in this respect, and it
has unnecessarily stirred up the people
and annoyed the Senators and Repre
Mr. Jones says Judson is a myth, and
he advises that no attention be paid to
the circular described.
A PEACHER CURED OF DYSPEPSIR.
Mrocosuzmm, Fra&., Leon Co., July 20,
1886.-I have been a sufferer from indi
gestion and dyspepsia for a long time,
and have tried many remedies, but until
I was induced by my friends to try your
B. B. B. receit~e. no relief, but since
using it have found more relief and com
fortithan from any other treatment I
have used. Hoping you will forward to
my address your little 32-page book for
presripionalso evidence of cures.
Sedat earliest date. Rev Ron'T C.
IT GIVES SATISFACTION.
OnLrA, Fra&., June 1st, 1887.
We have been selling Botanic Blood
Balm ever since it first came before the
public. We sell more of it than any
other blood purifier in the market, and
it gives perfect satisfaction.
J. H. MEGGs & Co.,
Retail and Wholesale Dealers in Bo
tanic Blood Balm.
PIA~os AAD ORGANS.
We are prepared to sell Pianos and
Organs of the best make at factory
~sfor Cash or easy Instalments.
' sfrom $210 up; Organs from $24
up. The verdict of the people is that
they can save the freight and twenty-five
pecent. by buying of us. Instruments
- 'eliered to any depot on fifteen days'
trial. We pay freight both ways if not
-satisfactory. Order and test in your
own homes. Respectfully,
N. W. TRUMP,
* Columbia, S. C.
The announcement that Senator Vest, of
Missouri. will decline a re-election in 1890
causes considerable surprise among hi.
personal and political friends. There
.ems to be no question that he could be
returned without any trouble, but it is
said that his health has been very much
THE LEGEND OF ST. PATRICK.
The Day When Every True son or Ireland
Revels in Recollections of hittle and Killarney.
Saturday was St. Pairick's day- a
a day dear to the heart of every patriotic
Irishman, and one which he singles out
from every other day in the year. No mat
ter in what portion of the world he muy
be, the true son of the Emerald Isle will
honor St. Patrick's Day. While it reminds
him of the dark cloud which has so long
hovered over his native land, it also brings
many pleasant recollections, and recollec
tions of such a character as to make his
heart leap with emotion as they well up in
the storehouse of memory. He goes back
in imagination to the days of his childhood
innocence when with glowing life and spir
its he climbed the mountain sides or bathed
in the broad streams and lakes whose rip
pling waters purl along the grassy banks.
Blessed with robust health and too young
to understand the unfortunate condition of
his conutry, he roamed the green fields as
happy as the larks that flitted over them.
He remembers also as he grew to manhood
the winsome lass, whose cheeks were like
the bloom of the rose; whose eyes were like
the azure skies in June, and whose voice
was sweeter than all other melodies of earth.
No after joys can equal those which were
his when hand in hand he first walked
with her who was destined to share with
him the joys and woes of life. When he
used to say:
Och, Kittie, I love ye, an' faith I can't
Yer lips air so rosy yer eyes air so blue;
With a smile that's so roguish-the saints
all defend it!
That if I am ravin' the fault is wid you.
Ye chide me an' frown, yet meself it is
More angry ye'd be wid me were I to go.
Sure. Kittie, me heart like a stone would
Ef I thought wid more than yer lips ye
Then out on ye foolin' me, darlin, nor taze
But end this suspince if ye value me life
In coorse there is minny another could
An' make, like yerself, me a true, lovin'
Don't flash wid yer two eyes, I didn't quite
Though the truth 'tis the same, an' the
divil say no
Thin come to me arrums-och, must I ex
Me socks air all out at the heel an' the
There's the pig. the poor darlin', an' sure
he is faillin'
Wid groanin' an' moanin'-begob it's a
From mornin' till night the swate craythur
An' no one to carry his shwill to the pin.
Then come to me shanty, I beg of yez,
Say yes an' wid joy I'll be dancin' a jig;
If not for meself in yer heart ye take pity.
Och. Kittie, remember the woes of me
All these joys, it is true, have vanished
-vanished like shadows under the cover of
night-but the recollection of them is like
pleasant dreams which the Irishman never
wishes to forget.
The day is also specially honored because
St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland,
first brought the glad tidings of the gospel
to the Island and dispelled the darkness of
paganism. When quite a boy he was cap
tured by pirates and sold as a slave in Ire
land. For many years he was employed as
a shepherd along the mountains of Slemish,
but finally succeeded in making his escape
to France where he entered a convent and
studied for the priesthood. His sole aim
was to complete his studies, that he might
retul n to Ireland and convrt the p.eople to
Christianity. The wish so dear to his heart
was finally gratified, and in due time he
appeared at Tara with some French monks
and commenced the mission which was only
to end with life. By the aid of the sham
rock he made clear the doctrine of the Holy
Trinity, and convert: flocked to him by the
thousands. 3Iany amusing stories are told of
St. Patrick. one of them being to the effect
that he charmed all the snakes of Ireland
into a large box and sank the box in the
lakes of Killarney.
Always Going to be Ma'rried.
Among well-known female characters
in Boston is a maiden lady of uncertain
years who is perpetually going to be
married. At precisely 2.30 p. m. each
day she makes her appearance at the
corner of Boylston and Charles streets
and strikes across the Common toward
the old Congregational Church, on
Brimstone corner. She is dressed as for
a wedding ard by her airs and graces
attracts a crowd about her in front of
the Hotel Pelhar., where she finnily
stops to wait for a car. Having boarded
the conveyance for South Boston, she
affords entertanment to her fellow-pas
sengers by all sorts of queer antics.
From beginning to end she never says a
word, but it is plainly to be seen from
her manner and gay attire that she is on
her way to meet her fiance. At a cer
tain street she invariably gets out and
takes the next car back, to go through
precisely the same performance the fol
owing day. Behind the story of this
poor woman's partly-blighted intellect
there may be, nay, probably is, a sad
tale, but what it is none of the hundreds
who daily see her know.
The Postal Telegraph.
It looks very much as if we might have
a complete system of postal telegraphy in
the near future. The House Committee on,
Commerce has favorably reported a bill
which appropriates $8,000,000 for the
establishment of a postal telegraph. The
report claims that the Government can
place in service a system answering all
the needs of the pulblic for a sum vastly
below that which is represented by the
Western Union Telegraph Company. In
brief its conclusions arc these: First,
That the time has arrived when the Gov
ernment should construct and operate a
postal telegraph system as a branch of its
postal service. Second, That the Govern
ment has the right to build and operate
telegraph lines under the jurisdiction of its
Post Office Department. Third, That
public opinion will not permit, and good
faith and justice do not require, the pur
chase by the Government of the property
and franchises of the Western Union Tele
The bill places the general supervision of
the system under a Fourth Assistant Post
master-General. The work of establishing
the lines, etc., is to be done under the di
rection of the Secretary of War, with the
approval of the President.
The bill provides for telegraphic postal
money orders at existing mail rates plus
the telegraph tolls. The rates fixed are on
a basis of 10 cents for twenty words 500
miles or less and one-third of a cent a word
for press dispatches, one thousand words
or less.-Augusta Evening News.
Mr. Tildeni's Carrlage to be Soid.
The executors of the estate of Samuel J.
Tilden have consigned to Peter C. Kellogg
& Co.. auctioneers, the coupe D'Orsay
wich the late stat'esman had built before
his death, with instructions to sell it March
17 to the highest bidder. This vehicle was
built with special provisions for case and
comfort by J, B. Brewster & Co., and was
a source of great gratification to its vener
able owner. In closing that po'tion of the
state it was alloted to a sister of Mr. Til
den, but her death preyented its delivery.
-New York World.
The bootblack deserves to succeed. He
GENERAL NEWS~ NOTES.
Items of :Interest Gathered from Various
Senator Vest denies the story of his re
The German Emperor's symptoms are
The report of the burning of Suakim is
A fire at Marion C. H. last night de
stroyed nearly $20,000 worth of property.
The treaty with China has been signed
and sent to the President for transmission
The great storm at the North is over,
but railroad travel and telegraphic commu
nication are still much impeded.
John Healy, who attempted to commit
suicide in Savannah last Saturday, will re
The steamer City of Exet-r has sunk in
Bristol Channel. Only one seaman was
At Columbus, 0., the main building and
works of the Buckeye Buggy Company
were burned last night.
Thousands of people from all parts of
Germany have viewed the remains of the
late Emperor as they lay in State at Berlin.
Thirty-six persons have been convicted
in Charleston of carrying on business with
out a license. The question will be carried
to the Supreme Court.
A cable from London says the report
comes from Egypt that the Soudanese have
captured Saukim, killed the Governor,
massacred the garrison and burnt the town.
Henry Bergh, the philanthropist, and
founder of the New York Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to animals, is dead.
The Reading road south of that city has
been blockaded since Sunday night. Fif
teen trains are now snow-bound between
there and Bridgeport.
It is reported from Deckerton, N. J.,
that the Catholic church was blown down
Monday by a terrific gale. It is a com
Two hundred pounds of powder ex
ploded in the Empire mine, near Grass
Valley, yesterday, killing Daniel Terrelox
and fatally injuring two others.
At Danville, Va., yesterday, a jury was
obtained in the Taylor murder case. Tes
timony for the State was closed and that
for the defense begun.
The French Transatlantic Steamship
Company has furnished its large fleet with
complete apparatus for "dropping oil on
the waves" during bad weather.
The Philadelphia Record says: "One
little underground telephone wire gave to
Philadelphia yesterday the only communi
cation that it had with the outside world."
The Rev. Eugene Peck,pastor of the East
ern Presbyterian Church of Washington,
was struck by a locomotive while walking
on the railroad track on the outskirts of
that .-ity yest.rday and instantly killed.
The coroner's jury at Camden have con
cluded that the recent collision on the
Three C's road was attributable to negli
gence, but whose they cannot determine.
There was a disastrous fire at Milwaukee
yesterday morning. Two firemen were
killed and three mortally hurt by a falling
wall. Loss $425,000-insurance $250,000
The Democratic State. Executive Com
mittee of Tennessee has called a State Con
vention, to elect delegates to the National
Convention and nominate electors and a
candidate for Governor, to be held on May
9 in Nashville.
Frederick Schumacher, a German, 19
years old, of Eureka, Cal., committed sui
cide Tuesday, on hearing of the death of
Emperor William. He tied a chalk-line
around his throat and rolled out of bed.
He had often expressed the wish to die at
the same time as the Emperor.
The largest audience that ever assembled
in Wilmington gathered at the opera house
to participat.. in the memorial services in
Lonor of the late Emperor William of Ger
many. Speeches were made by the Ger
man consul and by several prominent citi
One of the secretaries of the German
embassy to Russia, Prince Hohenlohe, who
attempted suicide at St. Petersburg recent
lv, in his room at the Hotel de France, by
shooting himself through the head while
in bed, is at present under the care of Pro
fessor Reyer and is improving rapidly.
The emploves of McClure & Co., coke
operators at Pittsburg, have struck on ac
count of the refusal of the firm to grant
the demand of the men for a division of
work. The strike affects nearly 2,000 men
and has resulted in shutting down 1,356
John L. Sullivan, the Boston bruiser,
has gone to drinking again. His confine
ment in a French prison was too great a
strain upon his delicate sensibilities. He
says that he will not go '-'o the prize ring
any more, but will hereafter confine him
self to exhibitions in boxing.
At Pittsburg, Penn., Brace Bros., laun
dry proprietors, have sued for $10,000
damages the president of the trades assem
bly, an ex-district master workman of the
Knights of Labor, and the proprietor of
the Commoner, and fifteen others, mem
bers of a boycott committee which attempt
ed to ruin their business.
The Boston Globe has just given the
world an unexampled instance of newspa
per enterprise. For forty-eight hours dur
ing the great storm it was impossible to get
any way of communication between Bcston
and New York. The Globe wais deter
mined to get news from New York, so it
ordered dispatches sent by cable via Lon
don to Boston.
The nation, it seems, is now about ready
to settle the junketing bills incurred in 1824
as the result of the congressional invitation
to Lafayette to visit this count ry. It is a
litte late, but with more than a hundred
million surplus it is about as good time to
square up all round as we shall have.
The high price of coal has led to the sub
stitution of wood for fuel in many country
districts near the seacoast. The general
use of coal has been followed by an in
creased extent of woodliand, which now
coes into play, to the benefit of all con
cerned. A wood fire has no superior.
The colored people of Georgia have
asked the Railroad Commission to settle
the question of discrimination against them
"on railroad cars by compelling railroad
companies to sell first and second-class
tickets. The matter will be decided at the
Representatives of various Georgia rail
roads appeared before the Railroad Com
mission yesterday to answer why rates
should not be reduced to 21 cents a mile.
All made arguments against the reduction
except Joseph M. Brown, representative of
the Western and Atlantic Company. The
subject will be considL red again in April.
E,-en the medical gentlemen are not de
void Af professional jealousy. Two doctors
were bragging about the number of their
patients. "Why, last night I was woke
up half-a-dozen times," said the younger
doctor. "You were, eh?" replied the other.
"Well, why don't you buy some insect
A dispatch from Topeka, Kansas, says:
It has just been learned that the "Rush
lounty-seat war" broke out again on Satur
day last. Fifty-five teams and about 100
men owning them, being all the county
oficers except the superintendent of schools
and board of county commissioners, en
tered the town of Walnut City and carried
off the records, safes and all office fixtures
In the United States Circuit Court yes-C
erday Judge Shipman rendered a decisioni
[n the suit of the Rogers Locomotive and 1
road Association in favor of the plaintiff.
The suit was to recover $220,000 in bonds
of the Mississippi Railroad Company,
guaranteed by the defendant, on which in
terest was not paid.
Major Robt. E. Blankenship. president
of the Old Dominion Iron and Nail Works,
(on Belle Isle), was run over and instantly
killed yesterday by a freight car in the
yard of the Richmond and Danville Rail
road Company, at its depot in Richmond.
In crossing the tracks he stumbled and fell
forward under the rear car of a moving
The son of Dr. G. W. Cox of Spring
field, Mo., became infatuated with a woman
of ill repute. named;Effie Ellis, of St. Louis,
and was well-nigh ruined by the associa
tion. Dr. Cox, in his rage, enticed her to
Springfield by telegrams in his son's name.
As she stepped into the carriage he poured
a quantity of vitrial on her head-lacerating
her and destroying both eyes. She will
survive. Dr. Cox has been arrested on the
charge of mayhem, and has been bailed in
What to expect in bonnets-Women.
Never allow your domestic animals to be
teased or ill-treated.
The sluggardis told to go to the ant, but
he generally goes to his uncle.
Epicures still hold that good raw oysters
do not require any condiment.
If you want to know what a sliding scale
is try to handle a wet fish.
What part of the turkey might summon
the guests to dinner? The drumsticks.
At the close of the last fiscal year there
were 406.007 pensioners on the pension roll
of the goverment.
A man who is naturally a genius can
conduct himself in such a manner that he
may be considered a chump.
A man is a good deal like a fog-horn,
after all, and when things look dark and
gloomy, he is apt to go off on a toot.
We knew it would come at last. A
young man recently died from the too fre
quent use of a brass mouth organ. This is
a terrible warning.
"Lizzie, did the doctor propose to you
today?" "No. mamma; he only asked if
you would live with me after I got
The . chewing-gum habit is said to have
become quite common among Congress
men, some of whom should beware of
overtaxing their jaws.
What mainly puzzles the small boy when
he begins to study politics is this: "How
does it happen that a drum major has never
been elected President?
The spirit of Captain Kidd lately told a
medium that he buried no treasure at all.
He said be intended to, but he paid a
plumber's bill in a fit of absent-mindedness.
Whatever you may be sure of, be sure at
least of this, that you are dreadfully like
other people. Human nature has a much
greater genius for sameness than for origin
"My errand here tonight," said a young
lawyer to a damsel on whom he had called,
"reminds me of the cry of an owl." "In
deed," said the maiden; "what is- your
errand here tonight?" "Courtship. To
wit, to woo."
The girl who was the most constant in
her attendance at the sewing circle where
clothes were made for the heathen, is now
the wife of the man who has to sew on his
When a man offers you a cigar, and then
hesitates in deep thought, don't think that
he is philosophizing. He is simply trying
to recollect which side of his vest contains
the gift cigars.
A young man who had habitually smoked
about forty cigarettes a day has been pro
nounced an idiot by a circuit court in Ken
tucky. What's the use of going into court
to settle so simple a question as that?
The only certain indication or a profitable
cow is to see that she gives a large mess of
rich milk. All other points may fail, but
this one is an infallible mark of a good
He (with emotion)-Now, dearest, that
you have accepted my proposal, let us seal
it with a kiss. She (in a business tone)
What's the use? Your bid has been ac
cepted, and there is no need of sealed pro
One of the most unreasonable things in
friendship is to be mad with a friend be.
cause he is not mad with a man you are
mad with. There are people who actually
feel pain while hating, and they should
never be asked to hate.
A young man need not wait for great
opportunities in order to use great efforts.
He can pitch right in and try to make a
good man of himself. In most eases that
will be found to be quite a heavy job.
There are times when a man should not
give up his seat in a street car to even a
lame woman. That time is when twelve
men are packed like sardines on one side
of the car, and four women have spread
themselves to take up every inch of room
on the other.
It is astonishing to observe how few peo
ple understand the common rules of meas
urement in purchasing wearing apparel.
For instance, a man will buy a coat that is
a "size" too small or too large. A "size"
smaller or a "size" larger is what he proba
bly needs, but he does not know what a
"size" is. Well, a "size" in a coat is an
inch. a size in underware is two inches, a
size in a sock is one inch, in a collar half an
inch, in a&shirt half an inch, in shoes one
sixth of an inch, pants one inch, gloves
one-fourth of an inch, and in hats one
eighth of an inch. Very few purchasers
ever understand the schedule named.
The Monument to Hendrick.
The Hon. R. C. J. Pendleton, of Indian
apolis, is visiting Atlanta in the interest of
the Hendricks' MIemorial Association. His
purpose is to augment the fund now in the
hands of the monument association, so that
there will be enough money to ensure the
completion of the monument in accordance
with the original design.
The project to build an appropriate mon
ument to the Hon. Thomas A. Hendricks
was started in Washington city soon after
his death. It was the purpose of the pro
jectors to secure an appropriation from
Congress. A bill was introduced by a
member of the House from Illinois, but, at
the instance of the dead statesman's friends,
it was withdrawn, for they thought it
would be much better to raise the~money
from voluntary subscriptions. The idea
was to give the people of every State and
Territory an opportunity to contribute their
quoa. Consequently the citizens of every
part of the Union have come forward and
made generous contributions. The books
o the treasuser show the names of giversi
in every State and Territory. 3Mr. Pendle
to has a book containing the names of
President Clevelatnd, all the members of his
:abinet and many prominent public men of
ihe national capital. They gave generously
sn cheerfully, .for they legarded it as a
rivilege to be able to testify in this man
r to the honor of the lamented Vice
President. The fund grew rapidly until it
:eached about $:3,000. According to the
~ommittees possession the monument,e
ven wholly completed, will cost about
MIr. Pendleton is now canvassing the
south to rase the needed money. When
te left Indianapolis a few weeks ago thea
leticit was $7,000. This amount he under- i
ook to raise. He visited St. Louis, Kansas t
ity, Memphis, Nashville and Chattanooga
nd met with most encouraging success in
ach of those cities. Already he has se- t
ured enough subscriptions to decrease the c
Lefcit to about $3,500, and ther remainder il
e is confident of obtaining before he re- I
unsn hme. .
SAVE YOUR HANDS. '
Precautions Which Should Be Adopted
by All Housekeepers.
Women who have done housework a long
time are in some instances troubled by en
largement of the joints of the fingers and
hands. This trouble is brought on by the
exposure of thc hands to the extremes of
temperature, and especially by putting
them in hot and cold water, and letting
cold air come in contact with them after
having had them in water. This may be
avoided in several ways which I will men
Ahandled dish-mop can be used for all but
the very worst dishes, and the hands hardly
be wet. Another ofi these mops can be
profitable utilized in cleaning lamp chim
neys. With a self-wringing mop a floor can
be washed without wetting the hands; a
model housekeeper of my acquaintance uses
one, and says that with but half the labor it
is as effective as a common mop.
A pair of mittens should be kept express
ly for wear when hanging out clothes; they
are best knit.1buttwo thicknesses of old flan
nel make quite serviceable ones. Another
pair of mittens should be kept for out-door
wear, for making beds in cold rooms, or
any work which chills the hands and can
be done in mittens.
Wearing an old pair of thick gloves, or
better yet, loose mittens made from an old
rubber blanket, when blacking stoves, does
away with the necessity of washing the
hands after the operation. A little whisk
broom is useful in cleaning windows; the
glass can be washed and rinsed with it, and
for the corners it is especially nice.
In rinsing clothes a stick can be used to
press the suds from the articles in the tub
and lift them to the surface, where only the
tips of the fingers need be used in feeding
them to the wringer.
Apples or vegetables to be.pared in win
ter should be brought from the cellar in sea
son to allow of their surfaces being warmed
before being handled.
Clothes taken from the line in cold
weather should either be handled in mit
tens or allowed to stand awhile in a warm
room before being folded or sprinkled: for
the latter operation warm water should be
used. A tin box with a perforated cover,
such as pepper and spice are sold in, makes
a good sprinkler.
It may be thought too much trouble to do
work in this way, and doubtless it will take
more time at first; butit will be found after
a fair trial to be in reality superior to the
old method. At all events it will pay in the
end. "An ounce of prevention is worth a
pound of cure."
If any one is already afflicted with en
larged joints, such precautions will greatly
retard the progress of the disease-in some
cases arrest it. and one instance is known
to me of a partial cure being effected.-Cor.
Farm and Rome.
Mrs. Harriet Beecier Stowe has been
failing in health ever since the death of
Ellen Terry is never a prey to that
horrible nightmare of disease, "mal de
At Queen Victoria's table there is al
ways one servant to every two guests.
Mrs. James Brown Potter kindly gives
the Princess of Wales the honor of her
approval by saying she is "a dignified
and gracious figure."
Miss Whitacre, of Chicago, must be a
great musical success, as Lucy Hooper
in a late letter from Paris speaks of her
The daughter of "Grace Greenwood"
(Mrs. Lippincott) was interrupted in
her career as an opera singer, com
menced so successfully last winter, by a
Lotta (Miss Crabtree) has a beautiful
summer home at Lake Hopatcoing. The
house itself is an elaborated old-fash
Alma Tadema is to paint a portrait
of Mary Anderson in some historical
The mother of President Cleveland
died when he was on the threshold of
his prosperous career.
One of the most sympathetic allies of
Marie Christine, Queen Regent of Spain,
is Queen Victoria.
The Empress of Russia is the highest
type of a bright, vivacious woman,
adored by all who know her.
One of Martha Washington's letters
sold at auction not long since for $151.
Madame Patti was ofi'red $6,000 a
night to sing in concerts in South Ameri
Mrs. Beck, wife of the well known
Senator at Washington, is the great
grandniece of George Washington.
The widow of General Grant is sixty
A daughter of the celebrated English
artist, Millais, is also a niece of Mrs.
Henry Irving and the Pria'e of
Not lonog ago the Prince of Wales
sent Mr. Henry Irving, th actor, a
note, through his secretary, notifyin o
him that his royal highness wouia
breakfast with him at a day and hour
specified. Accompanying this notifica
tion was a list of persons Mr. Irving
was to invite to meet the prince. At
once the actor signitied the delight
which this evidence of the royal favor
had given him and begged permission
to add two guests, whom be named, to
those named by the prince. The an
swer was a prompt negative. Mr.
Irving could only invite to his own
breakfast, in his own house, the persons
whose names had been furnished him by
his self-invited guest. Then Mr. Irvino
wrote again. He besought the royai
clemency. He ventured to reason the
ease. He said that when he was in
America he had received signal kind
ness and hospitality from the individu
als mentioned; that they had just ar
rived in London, and that he knew not
how to explain their %xclusion to them
if they were to be excluded from such
an occasion. Theni his royal highness
relented and graciously consented that
Mr. Irving might ask his two American
friends to his own table.
This is a perfectly true story and one
entirely characteristic of the social sys
tem of England. If the English like it
that isetheir affair. If there are Ameri
cans who like it that is their affair.
Talk About Politics.
Gen. W. L. T. Prince, of Cheraw, is the
nly person thus far who has beeni sug
ested as a delegate-at-large to the National
Knowing ones say that Capt. George E.
Prince, of Anderson, will lead off first in
he preliminary skirmishes for the position
f Solicitor in the Eighth Circuit. The
iomination will very likely be decided by
primary election, and it is expected that
everal elections will be held before a nomni
ition can be made.
There are five candidates for the State
enate in Edgetield: W. Scott Allen. Jas.
allison, C. P. Boozer, W. J. Talbert and
V. J. Ready.
Lewis W. Simkins and J. B. Hlumbert
rc announced as candidates for the Senate
a Laurens, and it is generally understood
hat Senator Crews will seek another term.
Shrewd observers of political events say
Lit the Hon. D. S. Henderson, of Aiken,
an poll a larger vote in a primary election
2 Edgefield county for Congress than the
ron G. D. Telman,-ews nd Con- I
SIGNS OF INJUSTICE.
Circumstance; Undr Whienh They Are
Most Re:dily Noticed.
Where is no tium whea a uman has a keen
eye for signs of injustice than whin he
has himself outrazed jus:iee. ata1 i,; reahiZ
ing a measure of its 1initries.
a prominent Amcricai ruina r
betrayed his trust. r.ais-i na en a
fraudulent issue of stock. cnib m i 9
by the half million dollars and then i i
the country. taking more or less of is
spoils with him. Durin. the nt ul :. a
of his criminal transactions. it .:as +D
posed that among other sums he had ims
appropriated a fer:v hundred dollars vieli
were not to be found: -and accor '.nlt hat
item was included in the tblisited state
ment of his stealings. But just here there
happened to be a mistake: and the ab
sconded swindler wrote from Enrcpc to
one of the New York dailies. protesting
against the gross injustice which was
done him in this suspicion. He seemed,
in fret. to be less disturbed over his
crime and its exposure than over the slight
est exaggeration of, or error in. its minor
details as passed upon by the public. And
his state of mind illustrates the feeling of
many a man as to the duty of others to be
strictly just toward him when he has prac
tically made himself an outlaw. So long as
an evil-doer. or a foolish-doer, can go un
hindered in his chosen course of wrong or
folly, he seems to forget that there is such a
thing as justice; but when he finds himself
on the public pillory. he scans every missile
thrown at him, and if one of these he larger
than what he now supposes to be the reru
lation size. he is disposed to grieve over this
harsh world-s cruel injustice. A sense of
justice is a desirable trait in any man: but it
is better that a man should exercise that
trait in looking at his own duty to be just
toward others, than in looking at the con
duct of others when ju'tiee is hcinug inoted
out to him for his viulations of the rIh L.
S. tS. Times.
-It does scem to be tre io t mthdt
counts for more than for~n r'c int -
mation in which public men are now i-ld
in this country. lie makes -iistke. bat
is honest," is said of one man wim 1 tone of
kindness: "he is cautious and tricky. but
very smart." is said of another in a tno
that indicates diseust. This is a sign of
-The way to ecouomizo time is to stick
to regular hours of work. One necd not be
a clock. but by following one closely he
may understand the sec: et of its accom
-The start is alreaay r.ade; if we have
gone wrong so much has been i st and can
never be recovered. The wasted hour or
moment is forever beyond our recall.
- e erg-""
-Rumors are among the best things in
the world to let alone.
Abstract of the tenth annual statement
of the condition of the Valley Mutual
Life Association of Virginia for the year
ending December 31, 1887, as filed with
the Comptroller General:
Bonds and Mortgages.....$...$81,764 18
Property (real and personal) . 14,123 13
Cash in National Valley Bank. 10,415 86
Cash in Office............... 577 76
Cash in hands of agents and I 14,213 41
in process of collection..
Individual Credits $1,261 56
Amt. due Female 324 85
Bills payable....... 4,000 00 35,586 41
Net assets 31 Dec. 1887, $115,507 03
RECEITS AND DISBURSEMENTS DURING
.. YEA 1887.
Cash on hand Dec. 31, 1886. .$ 4,013 47~
Premiums and Annuals re
Interest on Redemption Fund
invested............... 4,808 45
Advance payments by policy
holders................ 6,933 76
Assessments..... ........ 2.38,720 67
Investments paid in by bor
rowers................ 13,012 69
Bills discounted from time to
Aggregate Receipts in 1887, $334,362 341
Deathossespaid. .$229,288 08
Paid Agents...... 8,469 04
Advance payments 6,875 83
Salaries, taxes and
other eipenses 35,737 11
Investments... ... 1,0000
Discounts........ 998 66
Bills payable from
time to time.... 41,000 00
Cash on hand De
cember 31, 1887, 10,993 62 $334,362h 34
* * * * * * * *
In closing this Report, I cannot for
bear from tendering to the Board my
congratulations on the prosperous con
dition of the Association. The recent
improvements which have been made, in
our system of management hlav3 elimi
nated several elements of hazard, and
removed many causes of complaint on
the part of our policy-holders. I am
persuaded that when they have been
subjected to a practical test, the result
will be to establish on a still firmer basis
our claims to public confidence and
patronage. A m H. H. S~iT
Active and reliable agents wanted in
every town and county in South Caroli
na to canvass for the Valley Mutual. To
the right parties liberal contracts will be
offered. Address, with references,
LEE HAGOOD, Manager,
adv Columbia, S. C.
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