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Two PAIRS OF EYES.
Grandmamma's eyes are d:m and old,
They look through s: et :acls rimmed with gold.
Goldilocks' eyes are bright and new.
Curling lashes they suarile through.
Grandmamma's eyes grow tired soon,
And close full oft in an uf:ornoon
Goldilocks' eyes scarce droop the lid,
Only at night is their laughter hid.
Grandmamma's eyes have faded grown,
Goldilocks' blue as the heaven's own.
Grandmamma's eyes were once as bright;
Whence has faded their life and light?
Grandmsamma's eyes have helped her take
Many a stitch for dear love's sake.
Grandmamma's eyes, with a patience mild,
Have watched all night with a sleepless child.
Grandmamma's have often wept
With mourning heartswhile the slow days crept.
Thus have faded Grandmamma's eyes;
Hardly a sparkle within them lies.
Goldilocks' eyes must, too, grow dim,
Lose the sunlight with which they brim.
May their lrightness when dimmed at last,
Not in the service of self have past!
But sweetly, tenderly, day by day,
May they grow old in Grandmamma's way 1
-Ellen l. Talbot, in ieman's Journal.
A QUEER DUEL.
The Fight Between Coodledodger
When Sam Cocdledodger went to Jones'
creek, ostensibly to visit his uncle, Judge
Coodledodger, he went with the impression
upon his mind that he held his life in his
hand, for Jones' creek was, and is, in West
ern Texas where, according to the standard
newspaper literature, one must ght to
live. That Coodledodger went fully beiev
ing this, proves that he had considerable of
courage hidden under his " boiled shirt"
and other toggery that goes to make up the
city dandy so much despised by the rough
and - sturdy frontiersman. But Coodle
dodger's visit had something of vital inter
est in it to him, for he went to woo and win
Judge Coodledodger's fair ward,.the rich
Miss Melissa King.
He had met Miss King in Galveston the
winter before, and had fallen in love with
her there and then for her own sweet self.
Alter her return to her Western home his
)ove had grown stronger and stronger from
day to day until it amounted to a passion at
thetime, or shortly after, when he received a
lettr from his uncle, the Judge, informing
him that Miss King had fallen heiress to an
Immense stock of cattle, which made her one
of the richest ladies of the land.
Upon the receipt of this news Coodledod
ger could contain himself no longer in
peace. He was very poor himself in this
world's goods, and had an appearance and
a name to keep up or suffer social death.
So you see that even if the visit was not
altogether safe to life and limb there was
every thing togain if the goal could be won,
and failing, death would be preferable to
From this do not suppose for a moment
-that Coodledodgerhad the remotest doubt of
success; on the contrary, he was very much
prejudiced in his own favor, which preju
dice proved his correct opinion of himself
and his fascinating powers.
Within two weeks of his arrival at Jones'
creek the fair Melissa was wooed and won.
To give due notice of the betrothal to the
world, and to celebrate the event so as to
make itamemorableaffair for generations to
come on Jones' creek, Judge Coodledoger
gave a supper and dancing party, inviting
the neighborhood from far and near.
Coodleodger, up to the time of the party,
around him, and had laughed heartily in talk
ing to his newly-made frien'ds about what
be expected to go through in the shape of
blood and gore among them before coming
to Jones' creek.
On the night of the party, however, he
snet aman whomn he could not pacify by his
bland manners ad fiuent speech. This man
was John Jones.
Jones had for a long time been an aspirant
for the hand of Miss King, and, coming
h ome fronr a month's cattle drive and tind
nug her promised to another, had stirred up
bis wild-spirituntil it raged as madly as
the-waves that rush against the rocks and
beat themelves into foam, lashed into fury
&am Coodledodger and John Jones met
for thefist time in the ball-room, and were
itnanod to each other by mutual
friends. Coded~odger, true to his gentle
breeMnr scourteous and affable. Jones,
accordiu'g to his nature and wounded feel
lngsff the presence of his rival, was gruff
and-surly, showing his unfriendliness both
- *fb word and act. Jones had the fame of
7being the desperado of Jones' creek. How
/this fame was acquired by him no one could
tell, faor, so far, he had certainly not com
mnitted any-of the atrocious acts that give
meen such reputations. Before midnight,
however, he had succeeded in making him
self very disagreeable to Coodledodger in
special, and to nearly all the guestis in gen
eral, by his bluster and swagger, and rude
remarks in the presence of all.
About midnight he met Coodledodger on
the porch, and taking him by the arm, drew
him to one side and whispered in his ear:
"Now, my city dandy, I want you to leave
this range as fast as horseflesh and steam
cars can carry you."
"Why, what do you mean, Mr. Jones?"
asked Coodledodger, greatly startled.
" Just what I say. If you don't leave this
part of the country between now and day
light, I will horsewhip you out of it before
the sun sets to-morrow."
Just then a man approached them, and
seeing who they were, addressed Jones:
"liow, John Jones, don't play a foci, and go
to bullyragging the fine gentleman from
the city. You can't get a fight out of him,
anohow; he's too soft and tender to hit hard
-or he hit."
"Don't I know It, Bill?" answered Jones,
"or-I wouldn't have given him the chance
to get away with a whole hide that I have
"So you told him to go peaceably, did
"That's what I did, BilL" Then turning
to Coodledodger, he asked: " Now, didn't 1,
"I suppose you did, Mr. Jones. But allow
mne to inform you that I wrill not accept your
proposition toleave now or at any time. I
willreain here and risk the consequen
ces." Coodledodger's voice had a percepti
ble quiver in it as he spoke.
At this time several other young men
came up to where the rivals were standing,
when Jones retorted:
"Well, dandy,Pi'l give you another chance.
You can either fight me with pisto's at day
light or take a horsewhipping a little later
"Fight with pistols!"
" That's what I said."
"But-but, Mr. Jones, ,onsider the-the
danger," stammered Coodledodger.
"Danger of what !"
"Why, I am afraid - afraid you-you
might get hurt."
"What would hurt me, dandy?"
" The pistoLl. istols go off and hurt peo
ple sometimes, accidentalIly."
"That's so, dandy." laughed Jones,
rather uneasily; then added, as he turned
to walk away: " I'll give you two hours to
accept the challenge to fight, or you can
have the horsewhipping in the morning."
The young fenlows burst out laughing at
the spectacle Cocidledodger made. He shook
and shivered in every limb, and when the
bully turned to walk away he clasped his
-bands before him and pleaded: "Please,
please, Mr. Jones--"
Just then some one touched him on the
arm, and when he turned around he recog.
nihed his cousin, Willie Coodledodger, a boy
of seventeen or eighteen years, but tall and
--scla for hi age sanding beside him.
"Come with mne, Sam'. said Wilie.
When the two were away from the crowd
Willie stopped, and. facing his cousin, he
asked: "Now, Sam, can you shoot a
" Yes. I have practiced some at targets in
"Then you must fight John Jones."
"But. Willie. it is da:merous."
"No, it ain't," cried Willie, stamping his
foot angrily. "Jones is a coward and I
know it. If you accept the challenge ten to
one he will refuse to light. If you funk.
he'll horsewhip you sure enough the first
time he meets rou."
"But what w; i Melissa say l"
"She is a Western Texas girl and will
think all the world of you for taking your
part like a man."
After some more talk Willie persuaded
Coodledodizer to a' cept the challenge, and
Willie volunteered to act as second.
Accordingly Willie sought out Jones and
astonished hnim by declaring the light on.
and asked him who he would refer him to to
make the arrangements for the duel.
To say that Jones was surprised is only
putting it mildly: in fact the fellow was so
staggered that he had not a word to say, but
started to walk away without giving Willie
"Say, Jones." cried Willie, "it is fight or
sneak. sure enougizh." But Jones seemed
not to hear as be moved further and further
"Here, you fellows." shouted Willie to a
knot of men who were standing a little ways
off, "come over this svay and be a witness
that John Jones refuses to tight."
This had the desired effect. for Jones
turned fiercely upon Willie and hissed out
between his teeth: "You shall pay for
Half a dozen young fellows camne over to
see what w;s the matt'r. and to these Willie
stated what had traui:Pired.
Jones, when he saw i hat he was caught in
his own net, tried to look as happy as a hun
gry man is at the sound of rattling dishes
when the table is being set, answering
loudly that he hungered for blood. and was
glad to have a chance to appease his appe
tite with dainty morsels from a relined city
Jones had no t rouble to find a second to
act with Whi and make ready for the
battle. So at break of day Jones and his
friend stole away from the sleepy crowd
that was hanging around the Coodledodger
place and made their way toward the prairie
through the narrow belt of timber that
fringed the course of Jones' creek.
When they arrived at the place of meet
ing they found Coodledodger and Willie al
ready there in waiting. The place selected
for the fight was in a small V-shaped cove
of prairie that formed into the edge of the
timber. A gully from the creek came up to
the lower point of the cave, where it forked.
one branch running on each side of the
cove, close to the timber line, and on into
the prairie. Where the two arms of the
gully were about forty steps apart was the
place selected for the duel.
The combatants looked at each other
fiercely as the seconds made known to
them that every thing was in readiness,
and they were marched, each man pistol in
hand, to where a short stake was driven
into the ground. Here the duellists were
placed back to back and told to walk fifteen
steps straight ahead, and then turn and
make ready to fire when the signal was
"Now, forward, march!" commanded
Willie, in ringing tones.
"One, two, three," and so on counted the
seconds until they stopped at fifteen. Jones
and Coodledodger kept as even step as
though drilling for a prize, and both seconds
shouted " Halt!" at the same moment, as if
in one voice, but the two principals walked
on and on-sixteen, seventeen, eighteen,
nineteen, twenty, and they disappeared in
Willie and Jones' friend stood amazed,
each looking after his man, thinking he
would show up presently above the edge of
the gully. Two or three mi-utes passed,
still there was no sign. The seconds looked
at each other, when Willie exclaimed: " I'll
be dog goned !"
Just at that moment a cry of horror
reached their ears. The sound came from
the lower part of the cove, and thither they
sped as fast as their feet could carry them.
When they came to where the gully
forked and looked down in the bottom of it,
a startling scene met their eyes. There was
a pool of water in the bottom of the gully.
In this pool lay Jones on his back and
Coodledodger was sitting astride of him,
holding him down by his long hair, one
hand on each side of his head. Every time
Jones maan attempt to rise Coodiedodger
would force Ilis head under water, and when
he ceased to struggle would let it come to
the surface again.
Almost simultaneously with the two see
onds a crowd of people came rushing upon
the scene. Judge Coodledodger and Miss
Melissa with them. Roars of laughter went
up from the crowd when they saw what
bad happened, and even Miss Melissa
clapped her hands in glee when she saw
that her lover was safe and the upper dog
in the fight. The combatants were parted,
and Jones slunk away by himself, vowing
vengeance against the whole world, while
Coodledodger was brought home in tri
umph, the hero of the hour.
This happened years ago, but to this day
Coodledodger maintains that he was not
running away from the fight (Jones'
friends say he did) when he so suddeniy ran
against his riral in the bottom of the gully,
knocking him into the water-hole, but that
he was playing off a joke. How or where
the joke comes 'in he can not exactly ex
plain, however.-Pe~er Podger, in Garveston
War Without Bloodshed.
It is well known 19at the nitrite of amyl
possesses the power of causing insensibility
very quickly in a human being breathing
its fumes. The effect is equivalent, tem
porarily, to a paralytic stroke. It is very
cheap and plentiful, and Mr. Edward
Weston, the electrician, proposes to use
shells filled with this chemical instead of
gunpowder. He argues that a few gallons
of this nitrite dashed on the decir of a war
ship would soon render her crew helpless.
The most powerful ironclads would be even
more vulnerable than the light cruisers,
for they would be sucking down great
draughts of air through their artificial
ventilators, and the odor would thus rapid
ly permeate ihe whole ship. The whole
crew being rendered helpless for an hour
or two the ship could, of course, be towed
into a safe spot, while the captors venti
lated her and removed the insensible men.
A boat containing five men, stonec'itters,
was upset near Rockland, Me., Sunday,
and four of the party were drowned.
James Foster, colored, was taken from
the Henderson, Ky., jail by a mob at 1
o'clock yesterday morning and hanged to
a tree. His offense was outraging an eight
Dispatches received at Chattanooga from
Hancock county indicate that the Jones
and Green factions are again at swords'
points. Saturday night two of the former
were killed and one of the latter fatally
wounded near Mloorestown.
The Boston board of aldermen, by a vote
of 7 to 4, refused to confirm the mayor's
nomination of Ed win G. Walker, the well
known colored lawyer, as principal asses
sor. This action has made quite a stir
among the colored residents ot the city.
At ?lhelsea, Vt., Charles H. French has
confessed to the forgery of notes amount
ing to $500 against the estate of Hon. Ly
man Hinckley, deceased. The forgery
was so skillful that the executors paid the
notes. The discovery of the fraud was
The Spanish Cabinet has resigned, after
accepting the resignation of Gen. Martinez
Campos, Governor General of the province
of Newcastle, tendered some time ago.
This will enable Senor Sogasta, Prime
Minister of the retiring Cabinet, to form a
new Libeaol Gomrernment.
A PHANTOM MULE TRAIN.
A Weird Story that is Believed in the
Rocky Mountain Region.
(From the Meadville Herald.)
The guide told me the story as fcl
lows: "About twelve years ago an old
man by the name of Cearnals was the
proprietor of a jack train with which he
used to bring provisions and other com
modities into that mining camp you see
beneath you there. This was before the
railroads entered the fastnesses of these
mountains and everything was brought
by mule team or by these jack trains
into camp. The treasures which were
found in the hills were carried out the
"One time the old man, Cearnals, did
not arrive in the camp on time. 'Twas
in the winter-and the coldest one, too,
ever experienced in these hills. A
searching party was sent out to find him
and his train, as the people who had
goods consigned to him feared that some
accident had befallen him. Near where
we are now is where he and his train
were found frozen to death. And now
each night may be seen the jack train
just as they were, but in the form of
spectres,:filing along their way to the
camp. Get out and we will go down the
trail a piece and see them."
We got out of the buggy, and, fasten
ing the horse to a stunted pine, we de
scended the other side of the range on
the road to Alma. After a most perilous
and tortuous walk of half an hour, on
account of the slippery condition of the
ground, which which was covered with
snow, my companion led me to a point
near the old Leadville trail, which could
be distinctly seen above us against the
side of the mountain. Looking at his
watch, he remarked that it was almost
time for them to appear. After kicking
the snow from a couple of bowlders we
sat down, and in silence awaited develop
ments. My companion would not say a
word, but simply puffed away at a cigar,
his looks being cast in the direction of
We waited at least half an hour, but it
seemed a week to me, a cold wave hav
ing arisen, and I was almost frozen and
wishing myaelf at home. Suddenly my
companion clutched me nervously by
the arm and pointed to the trail. The
sight that I saw made each individual
hair on my head stand on end, for there
on the trail, coming around a sharp
angle caused by a bowlder, was a jack
train of twenty-three animals. They all
emitted a faint phosphorescent glow,
which made them appear all the more
vivid against the side of the hill. They
were loaded with different articles of
merchandise, and the last one, which
the spectral driver was urging on with
his short goad, seemed to be loaded
with flour. Every once in a while, as
the train slowly filed along, this last jack
would lean his load against a projecting
rock,. as if resting himself. This would.
cause the driver to punch it with his
short stick. The weird spectors slowly
passed from view around the hill, and,
more dead than alive from fright, we
made our way to where we had left our
horse and buggy. The guide informed
me while on the way back to the city
that this strange sight could be seen any
TORTURED FOR HIS MONEY.
A bupposed Miser Boasted by Robbers.
PITTSBCRG, June 11.-An atrocious out
rage is reported from Fairchance, about
two miles from Uniontown. Samuel Hum
bert, an old resident of Fairchance, was
assaulted by masked men at his residence
at midnight Saturday and subjected to
great tortures to make him disclose where
his money was secreted. At a late hour
Humbert, who lives alone, was aroused by
a knock at his door. In response to his in
quiries as to who was there the men out
side asked for a drink of water. When the
old man opened the door to comply with
their request be was seized and gagged.
Two ruffians then searched the house, but
failed to find anything of value, where
upon they commanded their captive to sur
render his money and valuables. He in
sisted that he had .no money. The two
fiends then built a fire in the grate, and
drawing the old man up to it, roasted his
feet until they were blistered and shock
ingly burned. Still the old man protested
that he had no money and imploredithem
to release him. They threatened to set the
house on fire if he did not confess.
After turning everything in the house
upside down and ripping up the carpet in
their search for money, they bound the old
man hand and foot and departed. Hum
bert, after a desperate struggle, freed him
self and gave the alarm. His neighbors
quickly gathered and organized ai search
party to hunt the rascals down. The fugi
tives were tracked a considerable distance
and have, it is said, been located.
From a description furnished by a
Scotch missionary, it is evident that
native roads in After are hardly in keep
ing with Yankee nineteenth-century
ideas. They are never straight; at beat
they glide along by an easy succession
of curves. Sometimes the amount of
curvation is very annoying.
The path is little more than a foot
broad. Each side is covered with tall
grass, which reaches over the traveller's
head. You can see only .four or five
paces in front, and can never predict
what curve the path will take after that.
The causes of curvature are numerous.
Here a tree fell down long ago, and lay
across the path. Every traveller went
round the end of it, and the original
path grew up to grass that no future
traveller will care to interfere with. At
another place the path turned aside to go
through a little village, but the village
disappeared years ago. At another spot
some one had hoed a field, and made the
road go round its border.
On many roads we lose one mile in
every five. After the grass is burned, or
on bad soil where very little grass grows,
one may have the pleasure of going in a
straight line; but where the grass is at all
flourishing no one can pass thorugh it
without the greatest exertion.
If a person leaves the native path with
the idea of taking a short cut he may get
into a tangle of long grass and bushes,
where his progress will be not zcore than
one mile in four hours.
PIANOS AND ORGANS.
One thousand Pianos and Organs to
close out by October 1. All Organs and
Pianos sold at cash price, payable
November 1-no interest-delivered to
your nearest depot. Fifteen days trial.
Organs from $24 up; Pianos from $150
up. All instruments warranted. Send
for circulars. Buy now and have the
use of the instrument. Remember we
pay freight both ways if the instrument
don't suit. Prices guaranteed less than
N. W. TRUMP,
* Columbia, S. C.
At Chancellorsville, Va.. yesterday, the
monument that marks the spot where
Stonewall Jackson received the wound
from which he died was dedicated with im
posing ceremonies. The Fredericksburg.
Greys, the Maury Camp of Confederate
Veterans, delegations from the Lee Camp
f Richmond and the Lee Camp Alexan
ria were in attendance. General Fitzhugh
ee presided. A number of distinguished
Cnfedrates were present.
POISONED HER WHOLE FAMILY.
A Philadelphia Murdereas Tells the Story or
Her Dreadful Crime.
PHILADELPHIA, June 12.-One of the
most horrible poisoning cases that this city
has ever known has been discovered, and
the murderess, through the vigilance of
Coroner Ashbridgc, was this afternoon
lodged in jail.
John Whiteling, aged 38 years: his al
leged wife, aged 40; his alleged daughter
Bertda aged 9 years, and his son Willie,
aged 2 years, lived in the rear of 1227 Cad
wallader street. John Whiteling died on
March 20: Bertha on April 25, and Willie
on May 26.
The doctors in attendance gave certifi
cates of death, respectively, for "inflam
mation of the bowels. gastric fever and
congestion of the bowels."
There was an insurance on the lives of
each, ranging from $200 down to $50.
The Coroner, accidentally hearing of the
case and having his suspicions aroused,
had the bodies exhumed and a chemical
analysis made of the intestines, and found
arsenic in all.
The woman was sent for by the Coroner
and at first denied all knowledge of the
crime, but finally made a full confession.
She said she was born in Germany and
married a man in Iowa named Tom Brown:
that Brown died in prison, and in 180 she
married John Whiteling, in this city. Her
daughter Bertha was the child of a man
named Storey. Whiteling, she said, was
sick much of the time. She procured rat
poison, and, giving it to her husband, said
that he committed suicide.
She gave the children rat poison and
then summoned a physician, but did not
administer the medicine prescribed. She
said she could not go out washing with a
baby and resolved to get rid of Willie, and
that shetwas afraid Bertha would grow up
a bad woman and she had better (lie, but
she was afraid if she poisoned them all at
once she would be found out.
Mrs. Whiteling came to this city just
after the Chicago fire, in 1872, and has
lived in hous-s of bad repute both here and
in Chicago. She was frivolous in manner
and was brought to the consciousness of her
position when confronted with the evidence
of her crime. When she had finished her
confession she said her conscience was
clear, and that she would meet her dear
children in heaven.
The Kings County Labor I'rotective Arsocla
tion in Line for the Ticket.
At a regular meeting of the Citizens'
Labor Protective Association of Kings
County, held at their rooms in Brooklyn
on the night of the 11th inst., the follow
ing preamble and resolutions were adopted
after a lively discussion, which brought
the whole body to the floor, by a vote of
95 to 5:
"Whereas the Democratic National Con
vention held at St. Louis, June 6, 1888,
has adopted a platform of principles which
recognizes the rights of the people to select
their representatives to fill the highest exec
utive olices of the nation, divested or the
influences and co-operation of moneyed
monopolies which seek to enrich them
selves at the expense of the people, and
always impose unjust exactions on the
"Whereas the Democratic party has re
deemed the pledges made in 1884 to restore
to the people the millions of acres of pub
lie lands which had been corruptly voted
to railroad corporations, who desired to re
tain them for speculative purposes, and
thereby deprive the honest masses of our
citizens throughut the United States of
opportunity to secure lands at prices for
merly enjoyed under Government protec
"Whereas the nomination of Grover
Cleveland as President and Allen G. Thur
man as Vice President gives the assurance
that the Democratic party has fully met
~the anticipations that our Government is to
be conducted so as to redeem the pledges
ma~de, and that the administration of all
the affairs of the country will be on the
basis of honesty, economy and a faithful
observance of the rights of all citizens
alike, and more especially that the wage
earners of the country can the more confi
dently repose their interests in the hands of
the party founded by Thomas Jefferson;
therefore, be it
"Resolved, That the Citizens' Labor Pro
tctive Association of Kings County, re
cognizing the vital interests at stake in the
coming political contest and their impor
tant bearing upon the welfare of the wage
earners of th e country, hereby pledges its
support to the nominees of the Democratic
party, Gover Cleveland and Allen G. Thur
man, for President and Vice President re.
spectively, as representing the principles
most conducive to the prosperity of the
Union and the best interests of its wage
SENT TO PRESIDENT CLEVELAND
The Young Men's Independent Club Notiry
H nm or Their Action.
The Young Men's Independent Club of
New York. which has always taken a clean
and active part in local amid national poli
tics, held an enthusiastic meeting at the
club rooms in the Lexington Avenue Opera
House last night, and unanimously ordered
the following dispatch forwarded to Wash
His Exellency, Grover Cleveland, Prcsi
dent, Washington, D. C..
Your old friends of 1884, the Young
Men's .independent Club of this city, have
this evening, at their first meeting after the
St. Louis Convention, unanimously in
dorsed your renomination, and will give
you the same hearty support as before,
GEOoEo A. JU.sT, F. J. AcIIERMAN,
WILI.AM FORsTER, HIRAM C. DE WITT,
JAMES T. SPARKMAN, Committee.
Addresses were made by Assistant Dis
trict Attorney Foster, George A. Just,
president of the club, Secretary F. J.
Ackerman, Henry C. De Witt and James
T. Sparkman, delegates to St. Louis, who
excited the assembly by waving a big ban
danna, causing prolonged cheering.
A committee was appointed to protect
the interests of the club during the cam
paign-New York Star, June 13.
Reunion or the Two A rmies.
The twenty-fifth anniversary of the battle
of Gettysburg will be commnemorated by a
reuion of the survivors of the Army of
the Potomac on the battlefield at Gettys
from July 1ito 3.
Trhe Army of Northern Virginia will also
participate in the exercises, so that on this
occasion the survivors of both armies will
re-assert in friendship and fraternity the
sentiments of goodwill and loyalty which
now unites both in one sincere bond of
patriotism. The reunion of the two armies
will take place on Monday, July 2.
Governor Beaver of Pennsylvania will
deliver the address of welcome. Th'le re
sponse will be made by Professor McCabe
of Peters-burg, Va. Th'le Bishop.'of Gettys
burg will make the opening prayer, and(
the benediction will be pronouned~ by the
president of the Gettysburg Theiological
Seminary. General Daniel E. Sickles has
been appointed chairman of the Committee
of Arrangements by the president of thbe
Army of the Potomac.
At the annual Convention of the Kansas
State Temperance Union Tuesday resolu
tions were adopted denouncing the state
mt that the prohibitory law cannot be
enforced, and asking that the National Re
publican Convention adopt an anti-saloon
plank. Mrs. J. Ellen Foster, of Iowa,
addressed the Convention. She said that
she was en roule to Chicago, and in the
name of the Republican women of the
country would demand that Republicans
THE COMING LEGLETTE.
They Are Worn by Thousands of Ladies.
They Are Superior to Petticoats, and
Give More Limb Freedom.
Among the questions oftenest asked us
is: "Why are leglettes better than petti
coats?" Any garment that clothes the
legs with regard for their separate neces
sities is better than one which ignores
individual rights to warmth and freedom.
One's two legs are two distinct members,
and each demands the courtesy of recog
nition independent of its fellow. Custom,
which formerly compelled both men and
women to wear petticoats, has been over
ruled in man's case by the growing
necessity for freedom of motion in the
active walks of life, and the result of this
evolution is man's present tolerably con
venient if not wholly beautiful garb.
The same reasons that led to man's
adoption of the bifurcated garment hold
good in woman's case; ease and safety in
locomotion, warmth and convenience.
An aggregation of petticoats does not
give the warmth that one pair of well
fitting and appropriately thick leglettes
will give for cold winter weather, for the
reason that the air circulates freely under
the petticoats, which is impossible with
a garment which fits each leg, and one
therefore gets a minimum of weight with
a maximum of warmth by wearing leg
lettes. The resistance of the outside
dress skirt against the instep and keep in
walking is tiresome when leglettes are
worn, but with petticoats the strain upon
certain muscles becomes so great as to
induce disease and suffering oftentimes.
In wet weather the bottom of the leg
lettes, which should not come below the
boot tops, do not get wet as do one's
petticoats, and consequently there is less
danger from exposure to colds: again,
the leglettes leave one comparative free
dom of movement, so that in case of
accident it is much easier to extricate
one's self from danger than where many
skirts are worn; in short, the leglettes
are a step in the right direction, though
we do not argue that any style of dress
which admits the long walking skirt
coming below the knee is perfect. All
progress is, however, comparative, and
the leglettes are so far superior to petti
coats that the most conventional woman
who gives these garments a trial will
forever after sing their praise.
It is a mistake to say that leglettes have
few adherents; many thousands of women
are at this very time wearing leglettes,
and no petticoats under their gowns, and
no one the wiser for it. At a recent grand
dinner, a lady magnificiently clothed in
an ultra fashionable evening robe of
white moire and the richest of lace
draperies, whispered to us: "I am in a
state of bliss, for the leglettes which I
have on at this moment are simply per
fect; no more petticoats for me."
We are sometimes asked whether we
advocate a dress similar to man's as the
correct one, and we can reply "no" most
emphattically. It is impossible to
even guess at present time what the
future dress of women will be something
which takes cognizance of legs for per
sons engaged in active duties. For house
wear gowns with long and flowing effects
will probably always remain in favor, and
it is well that they should, for nothing
could be more graceful or elegant than a
softly clinging gown for a house or
evening toilet; but we do not believe that
working women, who are compelled to
trudge through rain and shine, through
summer's sun and winter's snows, will
eternally go about carrying yards and
yards of meaningless material in their
hands, or tolerate soiled and wet skirts
hanging against the shivering and rebel
lious pedals. Good sense must in time
come to the rescue and assert itself in a
way to silence carping and false modesty.
How soon? That we do not presume to
say; perhaps not in your day, reader, but
long before earth rolls her last woman
off mnto space and becomes again a barren
In his "Twenty Years in Congress" ex
Senator James G. Blaine wrote of ex-Sena
tor Allen G. Thurman as follows:
His rank in the Senate was established
from the day he took his seat, and was never
lowered during the period of his services.
Hfe was an admirably disciplined debatt r,
was fair in his method of statement, logical
in his arguments, honest in his conclusions.
lie had no trick in discussion], no catch
phrases to secure attention, but was always
dlirect and manly. Ihis mind was not pre
occupied and engrossed with political con
tests or with affairs of State. He had
natural and cultivated tastes outside of
those fields. He was a discriminating
reader, and enjoyed not only serious books,
but inclined also to the lighter indulgence
of romance and poetry. He was especially
fond of the best French writers. He loved
MIoliere and Raicine, and could quote with
rare enjoyment the humorous scenes de
picted by Balzac. He took pleasure in the
drama and was devoted to music. In
Washington he could usually be found in
the best seat of the theatre when a good
play was to be-presenmtedl or an opera was
to be given. These tastes illustrate the
genial side of his nature and were a fitting
complement to the stronger and sterner
elements of the man. His retirement from
the $enate was a serious loss to his party
a loss, indeed, to the body. He left behind
him the respect of all with whom he had
been associated during his twelve years of
honorable service.-Philadelphia Times.
The modern widow's cruise is a voyage
for a husband.
No good cook ever throws aspara!gus
stalks away, because they make a delicious
Wanted for a munsum-Any one of any
three cheers that were not "given with a
Among the passengers yesterday on the.
Wisconsin fr m Liverpool were 150 31er
The annual Convention of the Yardmas
ters' Th'nevoient Aid Association met in
Richmond. Va., yesterday.
The Boliva tlouring mills, six miles from
Lexington. Va., were destri~yed by an in.
cendiary lire on Tuesday night.
An old lady who could not bear to think
of herself a.s growing old, andl 5spent two
thirds of her time in endeavoring to umake
herself look young. said one day to a ladyv
friend: "I know people~ laughm at nme: btin
what can you ex peci.? I belong to the eeu
tury." "Yes, but1 to which "
MRAflACAMEllFREF WUlTNUT C
A REMARKABLE suwO:NG FOR B. B. B.
AGAINST OTHER REMEDIES.
PuTNAM Co., April 29, 1887.
I have been suffering for almost thirty
years with an itching and burning all
over my face and body, I took eighteen
bottles of one blood medicine and it did
mu no good. I commenced last January
to use B. B. B., and after using five
bottles I felt better and stouter than I
have for thirty years, my health is bet
ter and I weigh more than I ever did.
The itching has nearly ceased, and I am
confident that a few more bottles of B.
B. B. will cure me entirely. I am sixty
two years old and can now do a good
day's work in my field. I consider it
the best medicine I have ever seen, for
it certainly did me more good than a1
the medicine I have ever taken. I had
in all nearly a hundred risings on my
face, neck and body.
Ja=- s P15KETON.
A Cattle War in Indian Territory.
ST. Louts, June 12.-Some time ago the
cattlemen of the Chickasaw Nation of In
dian Territory resisted the collection of a
cattle tax of $1 per head for cattle grazing
on Indian lands, and drove the collector
and his deputies away wit h, violence. The
Governor was notified, and through him
the United States Government. A peace
able settlement was attempted, but with
out result favorable to the Indians. Cow
boys began to assemble, and now about
500 are rendezvoused in the southern part
of the Nation. Governor Guy has ordered
out the national militia, about 100 Indians,
and they are assembled now at Ordmore
preparatory to a move upon the cowboys.
As the militia are numerically weaker than
the cowboys, the United States troops at
Mount Reno will be sent to their assist
ance. A civil war is imminent.
Robbed in Broad Daylight.
AL BAN, June 13 -A daring robbery of
the Post Office in this city, on the after
noon of April 26 last, has just been made
public. Assistant Postmaster McMurdy
was alone in the oflice at the time. Two
young men entered and told Mr. McMurdy
that a young lady at the door wished to
speak to him. He went to the door, and
one of the men said the lady had gone up.
stairs and he would go and find her.
While on this errand the other man kept
Mr. Me3Iurdy out of 'range of the vault,
and his accomplice entered it through a
side door, and secured $3,526 worth of
stamps and $21) in pennies. The robbery
was discovered a few minutes later, but up
to this date no trace of the burglars has
Officers of the Supreme Lodge of K. of P.
The Supreme Lodge of Knights of
Pythias, in session at Cincinnati, has elect
ed the following officers: Supreme Chan
cellor, William Ward, Newark, N. J.;
Supreme Vice Chancellor, Geo. D. Shaw,
Eauclaire, Wis.; Supreme Prelate, Chas.
F. Bragg, Bangor, Me.; Supreme Keeper
of Records and Seals. R. M. C. White,
Nashville, Tenn.; Supreme Master-at
Arms, Robert Newell, Little Rock, Ark.;
Supreme Outer Guard, John W. Thomp
son, Washington, D. C.; Supreme Master
of Exchequer, Stansbury J. Willey, Wil
There is not a great deal of difference
between a professional pedestrian and a
tramp. The chief point of dissimilarity
lies in the fact that the latter is the better
The Presbyterians of Georgia are cele
brating in Atlanta the formation of the
General Assembly of the Church. Gov
ernor Gordon presided. Among the speak
ers taking part in the exercises are leading
ministers of the Church in Georgia.
Francis A. Hoffman, Jr., of Chicago,
who was nominated by the Democratic
Staite central committee for State Treasurer
in place of Chas. Wacker, who declined,
has consented to run. Hoffman was ap
pomnted appraiser of the port of Chicago in
1886 by President Cleveland, but resigned
last fall, and has since devoted himself to
his law practice.
University of Virginia.
(Founded by Thomas Jefferson.)
T HE 65th Session begins OCTOBERi 1st,
185S. and continues nine months.
There are 19 schools giving instruction in
Literature. Science, Agricult~ure, Engineer.
ing. Pharmacy, Mddicine and Law.
All the departments are thoroughly
equipped. Location elevated and healtlhy.
For Catalogue apply to
C. S. VENABLE, L.L. D.
Chairman of Faculty.
P. 0. University of 'Virginia, Virginia.
SPARKLiNG CATAWBA SPRINGS,
CATAWBA COUNTY, N. C.
Newly fitted up with new Hotel and
Furniture for over 400 guests and the
proprietors would be glad to see all their
old and many new frends here. The
medical properties of the water are un
rivalled for Dyspepsia, Rheumatism,
Liver, Kidney and Urinary diseases,
General Debility and nervous prostra
tion. Healthier location not to be found.
Much new furniture is being added.
Cool, Shower, Warm and Hot Sul
phur, Hot Air and Vapor Baths. Fine
Band of Music and all amusements kept
at first-class Watering Places. Write for
DR. E. 0. ELLIOTT & SON,
CHIARLOTTE FEMALE INSTI fUTE.
No Institute for Young Ladies in the
South has advantages superior to those
offered here in every department-Col
legiate, Art and Music.
Only experienced and accomplished
Teachers engaged. The building is
lighted with Gas, warmed with the best
wrought-iron Furnaces, and a Hot
Water Heater, has Hot and Cold
Water Baths, and first-class appoint
ments as a Boarding School in every
respect-no School in the South has
216 FALL SESSION BEGINS SEP
TrEMBER 5, 1888.
For Catalogue, with full particulars,
Rev. War. R. ATKINSON,
Charlotte, N. 0.
ASESSHELVING COUNtEIs5, CA'
;HERYOAKL 8II S EY E .CHERI
Being agent for almost the entire.State
for Liddell & Co., of Charlotte, N. C., I
am in a position to offer close figures on
their Variable Feed Saw Mills, New Era
Boilers, Boss Presses, Straight Line
Engines, Shafting, Pulleys, &c. Their
engine, of which I have sold a number,
is the most satisfactory I have ever
handled, and I earnestly recommend a
consideration of its merits to all pros
pective purchasers. Van Winkle, Pratt
and Winship Gins will be offered as
cheap as manufacturers' discount to
dealers will allow.
The Improved Deering Mower with
its durable and Unbreakable Steel
Pitman Connections, in one of its three
sizes-one-horse, two-horse and giant
and the Thomas Imperial Hay Rake and
Plant and Cultivator should be on every
farm. Don't forget that you will need a
Barbour Cotton Seed Crusher in the fall.
Wind Mills, Force Pumps, Brick Ma
chines, Planers, etc., for sale.
Write for descriptive catalogue.
W. H. GIBBES, Js.,
Successor to McMaster & Gibbes and
W. G. &L. D. Childs, COLUMBIA, S.C.
Purely Vegetable, mild and gentle, but
effective in their action.
GILDER'S PILLS for sale by all
Druggists. Manufactured by
G. BARRETT & CO.,
JERSEY FLATS CHILL and FEVER
CURE, guaranteed to cure any case of
Chills, Fevers or Dysentery or money
refunded. Large bottle 50 cents. If
your merchant has not Jersey Flats send
to G. BARRETT & CO.,
H. H. P. is guaranteed to cure Sick
Headache in 20 minutes. Relieve any
case of constipation. Relieve all Dis
orders of the Bowels.
H. H. P. guaranteed to please or
money refunded by
G. BARRETT & CO..
DIAL ENGINE WORKS.
A COMPANY HAS BEEN FORMED
that are now operating these works,
manufacturing the Celebrated TOZER
PATENT AGRICULTURAL AND
STATIONARY ENGINES, noted for
their great durability, simplicity and
economy in fuel.
Excellent workmanship and desigu.
Return Tubulor Boilers a specilty.
Aso Saw Mill Shafting and boxes.
Moat convenient shop in the State for
having your repairs done.
All work guaranteed. Foundry work
in Iron and Brass.
Write us for estimates.
W. P. LESTER,
THORN WELL MOMASTER,
FOR INPANTS AND
TEETHING CHIL DREN.
An instant relief for colic of infants.
Cures Dysentery, Diarrhcea, Cholera
Infantum or any diseases of the stomach
and bowels. Makes the critical period
of Teething safe and easy. Is asafe and
pleasant tonic. For sale by all druggists,
and for wholesale by Howann, Wwrr
& Co., Augusta, Ga
SH OW CASES. WALL CASES.
DESKS, OFFICE FURNITURE AND FIXTURES.
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