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VOL. III, MANNING, CLARENDON COUNTY, S. C, WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 1888. N. 26
TO THE NIGHTINGALE.
Oh, dear one, with tawny wings.
Dearesot singing things.
Whose hymns my company have been.
Taon art come, thou art come. thou art seeni
8k, with the muslo of thy voice,
Sweet sounding rustler. the heart rejoice;
AhI louder, louder, louder sing,
mute out the language of the spring;
Nay, let those low notes rest,
Ohl my nightingale, nightingale, rinl out thi
Come, my companion. cease from thy slumbers.
Pour out thy holy and musica. numbers.
1mg and lament withasweet throat divine.
Its of many tears, thy son and mine;
Cry out, and quiver and shake, dusky throat,
Throb witha thrll of thyliquidest note.
Through the wide country, and mournfuy
Leafy haired branches and boughs or the yew.2
Widens and rises the echo until
Even the throne room of God is shall 81.
Thes when Apollo, the bright locked, hathheard,
"Ias.sehaeansrthine Vlgy, bird,
21aping histvory, aenstged aze
tandiag agod to the high god's choir.
Ay ad not beaone.
Harkt om immorta throats aris.
Soanngn together in a heavenly moan,
And thin. own.
-. Mary F. Robnan, from Aristophane.
A Brother's Keeper.
11 IOS 101 OF LOVE AID DUT.
3T MAT &ETWLL CATEERWOOD,
AuSR or "CBAQUE O' DoOM," " STEPEnr
GwrrnRIE" "TaE LONE MAN's
CaUr ," AID OTua SToms.
A prolonged snore from Mose covered the
climax of this story. Adam dragged him
up blinking like an owl.
"T'whoo-oo!" imitated Adam. "Wakeup,
:hicken-eater. The story's told and the
molasses is a waxin'. You help me sling off
"You musn't let such back-achey,
gruesome yarns get into your head, Miss
Phebe," said Tom Holmes. "It isn't
healthy. Life's not a tug; it's pretty much
as one makes it. Here's Painter over the
Bellow. He could be living like a decent
Christian, but shuts himself up like a wolf.
What if things haven't gone to suit himi A
man can't boss the world. A man expects
:o be trod on once in awhile, but let him
:ake it with a good grace and kick back if
ne can, and if he can't, grin about it."
"People who are out of the water can give
such lucid instructions how to escape
crowning," retorted Gurley. "You've al
ways had a good time yourself."
There was some bustle in taking off the
tettlesand helping the sugar. The party
shifted about, talking. When Gurley
arought Phoebe White her saucer of sugar,
she said to him:
"I wonder what that hermit is doing
scrossthe Hollow? May be he's sitting be
lore his fire with his heart all bitter."
"Perhaps he is," said Gurley, smiling in
lulgently. "I've been down in the mouth
self when I was lonesome."
Eoimas looked at her with the
umused contempt which experienced people
always bestow on visionaries.
"Go over and invite Painter to join us,
Miss Phobe," he suggested.
"Id like to go and carry him some sugar,
just to let him know there were human be
ags in the world who could take a thought
"Do it," said Tom. "I'm curious to know
aow he'll receivoyou."
"I will," returned Phobe White, nettled,
'if some one pleases to show ie the path.
Mose, nou forfeited your hat. Redeem it by
going across Black Hollow with me."
"I don't care nothin' about that old hat,'.
:epiied Mose, slouchiig into the lodge with
a3jrfal ot the grained sugar.
"What'll you be up to nexti" disapproved
"liobody will go with her," said McArdle,
aufny. "It is too absurd."
tt1iot at all absurd." said Gurley, ready
wt another saucer of sugar. "Will you
ake my arm, Miss White? I know every
stepping-stone in the Black Hollow."
"Pinter will shoot you both," said Tom
"wat WhECl. cHcKEN-E.E3I"
Malmss, chuckling. "You are a pretty pair
ogoon such a fool's errand."
When they returned, Adam called as soon
as he-saw them at the edge of the camp.
"You better limp back here fast, you
lolks, what's left of you. Camp's breaki
ap and the horspittle amb'lance is a-start
"Yoadidn't staylong," remarked Holmes,
jsanding by his democrat wagon, which had
.ys arrived to take his party home.
Mote stared at the adventurers, sus
pending his business of washing out the
MW'hat did Painter do?"
"BE took the sugar from Miss White and
san of it in his mouth," replied
"And then he threw the rest of it at your
8Baf what's he got in his house?" in
MBottl'ed snakes," said Gurley; "Chemical
starts and a fijrnace. I had the merest
sabefore he shut the door on us. But
haea man of science over the Blael
;perhaps an inventor: one who hasi
at any rate fooled eyerybody as to his
shagnter and pursuits."
"He ain't fooled nobody in his looks," as
Phosbe White was shivering close by the
Ire. She had not spoken a word since re
:ia-ning. McArdle approached and talked
so her, and she turned her face toward him
lo hasten with apparent effort.
Garley was waiting to hand he' into the
leinocrdt wagon where Randy bompson
already sat wrapped up like a sausage.
After Phobe had. drawn up her scarlet
gxe and fastened it more snugly arond
Sfor the ride, Gurley saw her takea
Asbpotmonnaie frota her pocket and
a crisp green note swiftly to Mo
.ArDe'4 ''~a ghand.
'S Mge~n borrows money of her," the
gaang man thoulght, with scorn, as he can
zered home after they had separated.
"Makes a. sort of triboutary chapel of hez
title school-house, to sweli the church's do
and sponge off her the rest of his life.. 0
that I had my will of him!"
Psyche Fawcett rode over tolreturn-Mrs.
Holmes' call, and she handed in a card for
Miss Phoebe White also. iss Fawcett
would not be taken into the room of state,
but snuggled to the sitting-room fire of
logs which was always kept burning there
until the heated season put it out.
"This is a sight that warms one's soul,
&Iadam Drusie," said she. 'And my soul
"TMS IS A SIGHT THAT wARMs'OiE's sOUL."
has been in a shiver ever since we came
"There is not much of you except your
soul to shiver, my dear," laughed Mrs.
"I thought I had grown vastly corpulent.
But Cupid says I have wai ted away. For
The idea of calling Jack Gurley Cupid!
It always annoyed him; it made him so
helpless with fury-a big bluff fellow to be
mailed Psyche's Cupid. especially when he
was about sixteen, and all knuckles and feet.
"Is that your baby looking through the
loor?" said Miss Fawcett, twirling a willow
twig which she had snapped off during her
ride. "The great monster ! how he has add
id to himself. Come here, Thomas Holmes,
junior, and see your aunt."
Toddles slyly shut the door and patted
away. The vision was too wonderful for
him. Miss Fawcett was exceedingly slight,
and tremblingly alive. She had a low
orowed face, clear as alabaster, and the
:color of her eyes varied from yellow to vio
iet, according to their expression. They
followed every speaker with change and
sparkle, and her playful nostril and round-,
sd cheek and chin spoke in unison with
them. Phoebe White thought her the most
beautiful woman in the world, as she her
self passed inside the door to be introduced.
Miss Fawcett stirred in response to the in
troduction, and sent through the room a
current of rose fragrance from the bunch
f yellow roses at her belt.
"Yes, I came on Saturday so I should be
sure of seeing you," she exclaimed. "-Mr.
Gurley has been telling me about you."
Mrs. Holmes lifted her eyebrows.
"I'm very glad he has," said Phoebe, so
innocently pleased by the sight of Miss
Fawcett that the young lady laughed.
"I believe we aren't going to be a bit
strange. I always hate or adore people on
sight. Madam Drusie here was a big girl
at school when I was a little girl, but I
pinned to her and have hung on ever since.
Iardly let her be courted in peace. To
t!s day I believe Tom Holmes considers me
a long-legged girl to whom he must per
force offer his other arm if he wants a min
ate with Drusie."
"You forget how early Cupid' began his
siege of you," said Mrs. Holmes.
"Siege I I don't call it a siege when our
people made the engagement and threw us
at each other. You should have seen
the way that fellow used to glower
when his mother made him dance with me
at children's parties, Miss White. He trod
an my feet, too. I never forgave him."
"But he has improved," laughed Mrs.
"You can't improve a Gurley. The old
(rish is too strong in them. Can you both
:ome and ride with me? I know this is a
busy morning with you, Drusie, but I al
ways made it a point to interfere with your
Mrs. Holmes excused herself on many
accounts, so Phoabe White only went with
Miss Fawcett behind her ponies.
"Where do you want to go?" inquired
Miss Fawcett, as her low phaeton entered
the road. "That is, after we have driven
through Greensburg main streets. They
are smooth, even at this time of the year,
when other roads are full of ruts."
"Anywhere," said Phoebe. "I love to be
Dut-doors in this humid air without having
to feel the ground moist under my feet.
Spring weather makes one feel so new."
Bhe thought suddenly of Thorney, chop
ping wood across the Black Hollow, and half
regretted being at ease herself and in the
mompany of this untroubled girL.
Miss Fawcett observed her closely from
1time to time as they poked along the fence
" I've been abroad several years," she
said, "and dropped all may old strings. The
girls are changed about. In a school-town
so many of one's intimates are transients.
We used to have the house full. N~ow it is
really lonesome for me. I haven't settled
myself. Someti.as I think I never can set
tle myself. You snow my aunt lives with
me, of course. But we don't get on. She's
so set on having her own way. She's
mamma4's sister. My father had no sister.
Only a brother who wvent off and died, or
he would have had half the property. It
was real convenilent of him. Besides he
was so ugly, poor man, with a deformed
mouth so he couldn't speak plain; ad I
know it would have torn me all to piece. I
can't even remember him. Mr. Gurley says
you have no relations."
"1I have a brother," said Phoabe.
" I'd like a sister," said Psyche. "An
older sister who would take all the care and
leave me nothing to do but spend money.
How nice it must be for you! You can live
just as Bohemian a life as you want to."
"I don't think I like a Bohemian life," said
"Oh, I do! I've always wanted to be a
boot-black or an actress or a waneering
"Wheni you have your beautiful home?"
"Beaiutiful cage ! who wan is to be tied by
her foot to a perch I"
"I should love every stick and every blade
of grass on my homnester d," exclaimed
Phoebe. "It tears me up 1 y the roots tc
change from one place to an.>ither. I should
think you would be so happ.J to have your
home and all sorts of ties provided for you.
No strain, no uncertainty, no half-witted
brother depending on you -undisciplined
"Is your brother half-witte.1? How ammus
ing he must be. And it 'wor~d be perfectly
delightful to meif Idid notknowwhat wa
coming to-morrow andthe next day god the
"You wolntlike," sadPhrebe, forc1
bly, "to be dogged by anevi!. fate, to have
your best wishes crossed, to 'un like fugi
tive through the world."
"Tx es.Ishould, said MissFag(cett," watch
ing her with iterest. "I shz -iddote onit
could come out acharacter instead of a tuft
of swansdown-as Cupid calls me."
"And when you turned on this evil to fight
it, suppose you had to fight, knowing it was
part of you and you were part of it-and you
never could get away from it!"
"That's rather mixed. But one thing I do
see clearly. You and I are in the wrong
skins. You ought to be me and I ought to
be you. You dote on the respectable and
are just soaked with domestic fervor. I
would love to be in some mysterious mess,
and every day I want to pitch our unex
ceptionable furniture through the conserva
tory sash and start out in the world and
seek my fortune. Travel cooled my noble
rage, but didn't give me scope."
"I didn't say 1 was in any mysterious
mess," remarked Phoebe.
"Look over yonder," said Miss Fawcett,
pointing with her whip as they trotted in a
level space below the hill. "'That's Mr. Gur
ley's property. Cupid is a fair to middling
young man. He is, in fact, not bad. But do
you suppose any girl wants to settle down
there and watch cows, and hear Jesse
Stone's wife count the eggs, go to church
on Sunday, give regular parties to the
Greensburg folks-year after year the
samei Or would you like that sort of things"
"Oh, no," said Phobe, blushing, "that
wouldn't do for me at all."
Psyche laughed. " When I get on with
you a little more I think I'll call you Ruby,"
she observed. "You have the color of life
in you and I feel what is almost the di
amond's grit. Do you like this long-necked
classmate of Cupid's - McArdle, Mrs.
"I am sorry for him," said Phebe. "His po
sition isn't comfortable."
"Poor dear," observed Miss Fawcett.
"And it comes to you to complain ?"
She shook the tassel of her whip over the
ponies and added:
"Never knit your brows at me, but
hearken. Thursday evening of next week
I am having the class at the Place, inform
ally. There are nine or a dozen young men,
and some of them are nice, I believe, and
some are what the English call nawsty.
We shall have just as many girls, and I
want you to come; and perhaps dancing."
"Oh, I don't know them," cried Phobe.
"You will know them plenteously by the
time the evening is over. And this McArdle,
who, in common with myself, finds life a
pair of Chinese shoes, will lean upon you
for the occasion, and escort you forth and
back, according to the custom of the coun
There was a double log-house standing at
the edge of a cleared space, and, on Mon
day evening, Phoebe knocked at the door.
She was now remote from Greensburg,
up the hills, in the Barker distric).
The door was opened by a taw-framed,
thick-nosed woman, with large, white
teeth, which she displayed in instant wel
come. She kissed Phoebe White, and,
, -E I tu
THE DOOR WAS OPENED.
though she was so uncomely, her dress
looked full of snuggling places for chil
drea's heads, and her large shoulder like a
pillow for the forlorn.
" Now, take off your things and be comn
fortable," she said. -I was afraid you
couldn't come this evening, the weathcr's
" I don't mind the weather," said
Phesbe, " when 1 am asked to supper with
you. Here you are shut in princess-like,
with a red-hot forest stacked in your fire
place, the woods outside breathing, and the
Ilitchen kettle singing. I wish Thorney and
[ were set up in a log-house life."
"How is Thorney?'' inquired Mrs. Barker.
" He is well. . He is so stout and braw
ny." She looked at the hearth without
brightening. "lIam glad he has muscles,
"Mr. Barker's late to-night," said the
schoolmaster's wife. "Hir. school is so full.
He's fitting some of the young men for col
lege, and often helps them after hours."
She hung up her guest's wraps on deer.
antlers. Several doors of various heights
,pened from this general room. Beyond
one the kitchen showed its burnished stove.
and tin vessels; another, stooping down-.
ward a step, gave entrance to a bedroom,
where Mrs. Barker's best finery hung on
the log wall protected by a muslin curtain.
rwo more doors just like it probably opened
an similar state-rooms. But the master's
library was a bolder conception, cast out
like a dormer-window from the main pile,
to be entered by a pine archway hung with
curtains of chintz calico. The shelves were
very full. Rudely carved pyramids of
pomegranates supported the master's row
of Greek authors. His study-chair was a
gnarly stump, chopped into shape and cush
A long clock in a cherry case filled one
corner beside the tire-place, i ts yellow dial
miarked in Arabic figures. One iron hand
pointed to five~and with a deliberate, rasping
voice, it told the hour.
Phobe stood on the hearth to warm her
bands, while M~rs. Barker drew a table from
thne wall and set up its leaves on extra legs.
The broad-boarded floor showed the many
grooves this table had made in its manyv
journeys. The master's-wife spread a cloth
of unbleached linen, exactly balancing the
ample folds at each table corner, and put
her blue-edged dishes and horn-handled
knives and forks in array upon it. Her
talk with her guest was as brisk and con
stant as the fitan leather pat of her foot
steps on the naked floor. She brought jams
and finally scented cake from her store
room. The master's chair was dragged
from his library to preside at the foot of the
table like a throne flver two splint-bottomed
seats and one wooden chair with gilding on
the back. The hostess' sewing-rocker stood
near the fire for Phoebe's use.
"I told Mr. Baker if he saw your brother
to ask him to supper along with you."
'-Thorney would be too shy to come," said
"You 'pnar very different to me," re
marked M. Bar'ker, candidly, as shie set
down the maple sirup in a gleiss dish and
arranged in a goblet the silver spoons she
had bought with her owa first savings, be
fore she married Mr. Barker. --I always
tell girls," said the master's wife, standing
back and admiring them, "-the first thing
they ought to do is to get a set of spoons.
Take some of your earnings and buy 'em
whether you're thinking of going to house
keeping or not, Then younaave 'em."
"-Thorney and I can hardly afford silver
when we set up our house,"- said. The(be.
and petted the girl's head against her shoul
der. The master, with his fists clasped, the
thumbs pointing upwards, one at each side
of the pile of plates, glared sternly at his
" You've been worried out," he pro
nounced. "The children of that whole dis
trict need killing. I've said so repeatedly.
They're a noisy, scandalous set."
"Oh, no," said Phoebe.
"Yes, they do. Some of them ought tobe
skinned slowly and hung up in the sun to
dry, Adam and Mose Guy, for instance."
"Adam and Mose Guy ain't children,"
piped Orcutt, "and they don't go to school
"They used to," maintained the master.
"I can't control myself wry well," plead
ed Phoebe, drying her face. "But nobody is
"She has to carry too old a head," said
Mrs. Barker, putting her guest in the gilt
backed chair and spreading her napkin.
"She ought to be thinking of young folks
and a good time, and here she is worrying
to save money, and studying Dutch between
whiles. Next time you come, Mr. Barker
shan't hold a school examination over you."
"Do let him! How little I shall ever know
if Mr. Barker does not train me. And I
have been seeing young people."
She began to tell about Psyche Fawcett,
and talked rapidly while the meal lasted.
After supper the master and his son went
into the twilight, chopped wood and
kindling, fed the pig, and carried fodder to
and milked the cow. In the midst of these
homely cares, and while the master's bass
reverberated among solemn trees with Old
Hundred, Phoebe's voice and presence
broke into his hymn. She was standing
wrapped in her scarlet shawl ready to go
"Good-night, Mr. Barker. I must hurry
"But you are not going home now. You
are going to spend the evening, and may be
stay all night."
"I muat go," said Phoebe.
"Wait till I've milked the strippings,
then," commanded the master. " You can't
go alone. It's dusk."
But repeating good-night, Phoebe was
already on the paththroughthe woods when
Sirs. Barker ran out of the cabin after her.
However, the master had scarcely carried
his frothing pails into the house when Mrs.
Barker came back, drawing her shawl to
a focus over her nose.
"She wouldn't let me go a piece with
her," said the master's wife. "I don't
kmow what possesses that child to-night."
She looked anxious as she hung her wrap
m the deer-antler.
"PIl just step out and overtake her,"
said Mr. Barker.
"But she oughtn't to go alone through
the woods, ought she?"
"She isn't alone, Ogre, dear. A man met
her just out of the clearing. That's why I
urned back. I saw she wanted me to."
"May be it was her brother, or one of the
"It was a stranger. I took a good look at
aim, and enough worse looking he is than
ner poor simple brother. I don't like it.
And her getting so excited before supper,
is if she saw something out of the window
"I don't like it either," said the master,
rubbing his grizzly head.
[TO BE OONTXNUED]
The Way Girls Do.
"Oh, Kitty! I've something the best to
"Oh, but I have, though!"
"Do tell me, quick!"
"You'll never lisp it to anyone?"
"I wouldn't have you breathe it for
"Oh, I won't."
"Not to any one, remember."
"No-hope to die if do."
"Well, then-oh, it seems so funny!"
"Oh, do hryup ad tell me."
"I'm afraid you'll teiL"
"Oh, indeed, indeed, I won't."
"I'd never forgive you if you did."
"Well, but I won't."
"He might not like it, you know."
"Oh, I forgot! How foolish I am!"
"Are you ever going to tell me?"
"Yes; yes-I said to myself right away
hat I'd tell you anyhow."
"Well, do, then."
"Well, then-oh, you will be awfully
"Oh, do hurry and tell."
"Well, who to?"
"To Charlie Lawson."
"Tee, hee, hee!"
"Isn't it funny?"
"Why, you old darling!"
"Don't you oongratulate me?"
"Of course I do. Charlie's perfectly
ovely. I'm awfully glad for you both."
"Ob, thanks!"-Detroit Free Press.
A Kilkenny Cat Fight.
MUsLOGEE, I. T., July 2.-A desperate
ight between United States oficers and
wo notorious desperadoes took place at a
rreen corn dance near Eufaula late Satur
lay night. United States Marshals Phil
ips and McGiaughlin attended the dance
vith the expectation of arresting some es
aped outlaws. They found two whom
hey wanted, brothers named Barnett.
['he Barnetts refused to surrender, and in
he fight which followed Phillips was in
tantly killed. McGlaughlin and one of
he Barnet brothers wee riddled with bul
ets, so thot both died shortly. An out
ider named McIntosh was shot in the
rm by the surviving Barnett, who terror
zed the gathering for some time.
Effects of Kentucky Whisky.
LoUrsvItta, Ky., July 2.-Near Pine
rlle last night Jas. McGorge and Bill
Imith, special sheriff deputies, ishot each
ather to death. They were sent to arrest
ome violators of the local whisky laws.
leturning they stopped at a floating saloon
in the Cumnberland river, and while drink
og there they got into a wrangle over a
>stol taken from a prisoner. Smith had
he pistol and in the scuffle to keep it, shot
vcGorge through the n'wk. McGorge
trew his own pistol and shot three times
vildly as he fell. One shot struck Smith
n the head, killing him instantly, and the
ither two wounded Bill Boskins and an
ither bystander. McGorge will die. The
people were much excited over the affair,
.nd the owner of the boat abandoned it and
a hiding. _______
Highwaymen in California.
SAN FaRtcIScO, July 8.-The stage run
ding between this place and Hildrneth was
topped yestetday evening by masked men.
['hey jumped from behind rocks and comn
selled the express messenger to throw away
sis gun, and then compelled the driver to
-sad over the express box containing $10,
0n in silver bullion. The robbers escaned.
WHAT THh.Y TaINK.
A Variety of Opinions from Many Sources
--The Republican Ticket an Viewed fron
Secretary Vilas-"Cleveland will be
The Times will give Cleveland and
Thurman its hearty support.
James G. Blaine: "It is a good nomi
Don Dickinson-"That temperance
plank in the twelfth hour defeated
Nashville American: The nomination
of Harrison and Morton means a fight
for both Indiana and New York.
Senator Vance (Dem.) of North Caro
lina-"i am a Democrat and it suits me.
We'll beat him so badly his mama won't
Senator Vest (Dem.) of Missouri,
"Admiration shudders and shrinks into
the coattail pocket of chagrin in the
presence of Harrison. We will beat him
New York Times (Ind.): Albeit not a
great man, General Harrison is a citizen
of the Republic, who has done worthily
such share of public work as has de
volved upon him.* * *
Senator Wade Hampton-It is the
vtry best nomination that could be
e for the Democratic party. It is
the weakest nomination the Republicans
could have made.
Representative Bynum (Dem) of In
diana: "The best they could make. But
we will carry Indiana. The Pacific coast
is lost to the Republicans.
Secretary Bayard-"I don't see why
Harrison should have been selected. He
is a man of fair abilities, against whom
nothing can be said, but still, it seems
to me like a surprising nomination."
New York Tribune (Rep.): In his
whole career as soldier and statesman
Benjamin Harrison has displayed a
sound judgment, a well-balanced mind,
and a character of the highest merit.
Baltimore Sun (Dem.): While not a
man of commanding intellect, or here
tofore a recognized leader of his party
in or out of the Senate, General Harri
son has nevertheless been regarded as a
gentleman of excellent parts and of irre
proachable private life.
Savannah News: The Republicans
have nominated Benjamin Harrison, a
Western lawyer and politician, for
President, and Levi P. Morton, a New
York banker and politician, for Vice
President. It cannot be said that these
gentlemen make a strong ticket.
Atlanta Journal: We cannot regard
this ticket as an exceptionally strong one
for the Republicans, and we are inclined
to the belief that it would have been a
stronger one if the positions of the nom
inees had been reversed.
Petersburg (Va.) Index-Appeal (Dem.)
The nominee for the first place on the
Republican Presidential ticket seems to
have been selected more on account of
his availability as the favorite son of the
doubtful State than for any individual
merit of his own.
Indianapolis Journal (Rep.) "If his
nomination were not so clearly the re
sult of human wisdom, we could call it
The Sentinel (Dem.) says: "General
Harrison's nomination is not in any
sense a strong one."
Macon Telegraph: Democrats should
not make the mistake of believing that,
though the Republican candidates are
commonplace men and their platform a
thoroughly bad one, their own candi
dates can be sasily elected.
Sam Douglass, State secretary of the
Greenback party says: "There are 20,
00voters in Indiana, remains of the
old Greenback party, who will vote
solidly against Harrison. The policy of
the present adiministration has been ac
ceptable to the Greenback party."
Representative Burrows (Rep.) of
Michigan: "Harrison can carry every
rdtate that Blaine carried in '84, He
will sweep Indiana, New Jersey and
Connecticut will fall in line under the
banner of protection. The soldiers will
support him enthusiastically."
The Atlanta Constitution says in one
of its leading editorials:
"There is one fact that need not be
disguised, and that is that Harrison will
be a stronger man before the country
than Blaine would have been. He is a
man of high character, and appears to
have conducted himself as decently dur
ing his political career as any Republi
can could be expected to do.
A. K. McClure, in Philadelphia Times
(End.): It is just fair to say that General
Harrison is a clean, creditable Presiden
tial candidate, and his nomination in
vites the country to turn from the
fiendish jackals of low grade politics to
soberly consider and decide the grave
national issues which are to be decided
by the American people in November
Guarding Against Falsehood.
Dunn was an English farmer who em
ployed a laborer named Paul. Mr.
Du..a one day asked Paul to take lunch
eon, and Paul refused; but afterwards
the workman repented, and went to ask
for the food.
"No," was Mr. Dunn's answer; "you
said you would not eat, and I never allow
any lies to be told in my house."
"So," said Panl; "I lost my dinner."
Next week Paul returned to his work,
the thought of his lost meal still rankling
in his mind. Mr. Dunn asked him again
whether he would take some luncheon,
and, determined this time not to be done,
Paul said, "Yes."
A huge Cheshire cheese was set before
him uncut, and Paul inquired, "Where
shall I cut it?"
"Just where you please," said Mr.
"Then," said Paul, "I'll cut it at
home, and-you won't have any lies told
in your house, you know."
A Railroad Wreck in Montana.
STr. PAU, Minn., July 3.-A Helena
(Montana) special says: "An east-bound
Northern Pacific passenger train jumped
the track on Sunday night at Gold Creek,
fifty miles west of here, the day coach,
dining and Pullman cars rolling into a
ditch. Miss Nelson, of Riley & Wood's
Theatrical Company, and Mr. Ulin, of
Missoula, Montana, were seriously injured.
Many others were injured, but not danger
GEORGIA'S MONSTER SNAKES.
Stories of Them Revived by Attacks on
Horses and Cattle.
(Philadelphia Times Correspon'ent.)
ATHENs, July 2.-H. H. Carlton, the
Representative from the Eighth Con
gressional district of Georgia, has a
magnificent suburban home in southern
Athens, to which is added an admirably
equipped farm. Mr. Carlton taken
especial pride in his horses, of which he
has a -large and valuable stock, but
which during his residence in Washing
ton spend most of their time in a rict
pasture at some little distance from the
A few days ago two of the Congress
man's horses became afflicted with an'
ailment which baffled veterinar skill.
They came up from the pasture lmping,
with inflamed and running sores oz(
their legs. Their eye-sight, too, ap..
peared to be affected, while a heavy dis
charge of mucus from the mouth. and
nostrils gave indications of lung fever.
Medicine was copiously administered,
but both the animals died. Others of
Mr. Carlton's stock were taken sick in a
similar manner, and in a short time the
disease broke out among the fine blood
ed stock of several gentlemen residing
near by, and several of the animals have
died. Tha matter was, of course thor
oughly investigated, but without resuit,
until it was given wide publicity.
There are living in and around
Athens several of the early pioneers of
Wilkes and Madison counties, who near
ly fifty years ago were actively engaged
in agriculture there. When the news of
the trouble with the horses became
known these old people unanimousiy
declared it to be caused by the bite of a
species of monster serpent known as the
"horned" or "bull" snake. Fifty years
ago, they declared-and their state
ments have been verified-this section
of the country was overrun by these
reptiles, and so desperate was their war
fare against cattle that it was only with
the greatest of care that any stock at all
could be preserved from them. It was
not until parties of hunters rid the
country of these reptiles that cattle could
be raised here.
To describe these venomous reptiles
almost necessitates one laying himself
open to the imputation of witng a
"snake story." Your correspondenthas
never seen one of them alive, but he has
seen the preserved skin of one, a mon
ster some five feet in length and of un
proportionately huge girth, which was
killed near this city about ten years ago.
The color is dark brown, and on the s.d
of its tail is a spur or horn of about
three inches in length,, somewhat re
sembling the spur on the tail of a
scorpion, although, of course, very much
larger. All this I can positively vouch
for and prove, if necessary.
But I can only give you tradition -s
to the way in which this now almost
extinct snake carries on its warfare
against cattle. The old settlers state
that the snake would strike at their foes
by throwing their tail foremost, and,
with the horny appendage described,
dealing a deadly wound. As is the case
with the rattlesnake, they can thus pro
ject themselves, albeit tail foremost, for
several feet. These old people, were
shown some of the wounds on the legs
of the cattle, and are persistent in de
claring them to have been caused by a
bull snake. Farmers now living in
Madison county, hard by Athens, have
often been brought into contact with
these monsters, and unqualifiedly ex
press themselves in a similar manner.
This story would be hardly complete
were no mention made of a statement
'ven your correspondent by an old*
ldMrs. Clarissa Evans, of this city,
and corroborated by her children-now
men and women. Mrs. Evans says that
on her farm in Madsonn county she and
her husband once encountered one of
these snakes in a sapling thicket. Her
husband struck at the serpent with .a
fence rail, and the serpent simultane
ously struck at him with its tail. Mr.
Evans dodged the blow, and the ser-'
pent's horn grazed the bark of a poplar
sapling. This happened about noon.
By nig'ht the leaves of the tree were en
tirely withered and by morning were
black, dry and shriveled.
The Joins summer Meeting.
On the occasion of the meeting of this
Society during the Grange Encampment
at Spartanburg, August 6th to l1th, the
8th of August a been assigned the So
ciety on which day to hold its annual.
summer meeting. The meeting will con
vene at 11 o'clock a. in., when the fol
lowing order of business will be ob
served at the morning session and the
following essays read:.
Test of the purity and vitality of
seeds, by Prof. R. H. Loughridge.
Diversified industries as promotive of
arcultural prosperity, by Hon. Samuel
The nature and treatment of conta
gious diseases of stock, by Dr. B.
Mclnnes, V. S.
The ideal farm, by Hon. yohn S.
Viticulture, to beassigned.
The Southern dairy, to be assigned.
This annual gathering of our people
from all sections of the State at the close
of the cultivations of the crops, to com
pare notes as to the bestimodes in the
p reparation of the soil for seeding, the
kid of manure, how much used and the
cultivation of the various crope, and thes
results obtained, is a pleasing ar~d
profitable occasion for the meeting of
the farmers of the State. Besides the
pleasing intercourse of our people, the
subjects for essays are practical, and the
ssayists are gentlemen peculiarly fited
to treat the subjects assigned.
The discussion on each essay is anoth
er pleasing feature of the occasion, fur
nishing much useful information to
those whom intended to benefit. All
things considered, it would seem of the
highest importance that there should be
a full turnout of our people at Spartan
burg during the second meeting of the
[nter-State Farmers' Summer Encamp
It Rivaled the Sun in Brightness.
APPLETON, Wis., July 3.-At 2.30 yes
erday afternoon a tremendous meteor was
>berved to pass across the Southern sky
from east to west. It rivaled the sun ia
>rghtness and left a long train of sparks
in its wake. The meteor moved very slow
yand was evidently at a very great height.
[t was visible for half a minute and finally
faded away without noise.
"Merely to begin it will be a great under
taking. But we have saved more than a
hundred dollars between us, Mrs. Barker."
"Well, that does first-rate for two or
phans. And I hope you've put it out safe."
"I-loaned a little of mine," said Phoebe,
hesitating. "The rest I keep by me; to
be always ready."
"Mercy! you oughtn't to keep such a big
sum in the house. You bear the spoons in
mind," urged the master's wife, laughing.
"You ain't going to keep old maid's hall
with Thorney for ever."
"I hope I am. It would be almost too
much to have a snug log-pjle like this, and
be sheltered up among Lrees, and. never
tormented by anybody. Thorney is a good
boy, and I have only hll). It would be
nice," said Phoebe, locking .r fingers, "if I
could be proud of him; zt- he were bright
and handsome, like suchy.upg-men as Mr.
Gurley, and could direct 7a4vise me in
stead of my having todireetand advise him.
But he can't help it, you know, and I must
just cover up his weakness as well as I can
and take him for his good qualities."
"You dear child!" said the master's wife.
"He's my brother," explained Phobe,
sincerely. "And even if he appeared dis
gusting to other people, it would be base
for me to own to myself that I found him so.
Other people do not know the best of him."
"Does he favor the father's or mother's
side?" inquired the master's wife.
"I don't know," said Phoebe.
"But your kinfolks could tell."
"I don't know any of them," responded
Phoebe, briefly, and a great stamping out
side the door broke through this conversa
The easter entered with a second and
smaller self at his heels, excepting that he
was gray and stout and his son was light
locked and chubby. He wore a blue army
overcoat, and the boy one of similar cut and
"Well, here you are, Ogre," said Mrs.
"The Ogre's late to-night," he responded,
in a great bass. "He had five stupid fools
to eat up. And here's Miss Phoebe." He
advanced his square paw and shook her
"Are you going to eat me for another
fool, Mr. Barker?"
"I hope not. But we'll see how you have
your German. Orcutt Barker, take off your
hat, sir, when you come under a roof, and
speak to Miss Phobe."
"I was waiting till you gave me a chance,
sir," responded Orcutt, boldly, with the ap
pearance of enjoying skirmishes with his
"Mind your tongue, sir, mind your
tongue," growled the master, rolling his
son's head between his palms. Neither of
them could resist a tousling romp, which
lasted until the elder felt sufficiently re
laxed from his day's toil, when he anonce
resumed his mastiff-like demeanor, and
Orcutt gravely shook hands withPhoebe and
hung up their wraps.
"Well, Miss Phoebe," said the master,
planting his feet on the hearth and gather
ing his coat-tails under his arms, "what is
the height of a tree on the opposite side of
the river, which forma one side of a tri
angle, the hypotenuse being--"
"Please, no, Mr. Barker. Try me with
"What's the hypotenuse, pa?" inquired
Drcutt, immediately bringing slate and
"There is nothing in the world," said the
master, "so beneficial and strengthening to
the mind as that same science of mathe-.
"What's the hypotenuse, pa?" ropeated
Drcutt,importunately,twitching his father's
The master turned and drew a long
switch off the mantel, where, from a limber
nd jucy shoot it had dried in disuse to
brittleness, and suggestively measured the
listance between his outstretched hand and
his son's fat legs.
"That's the hypotenuse," threatened the
master. The son set down giggling to solve
>ther imaginary problems.
Supper was coming upon the table.
Mr. Barker's basso seemed to reverberate
inong the dark joists.
"Now, Miss Phmbe, let us have that verb
:onjugated before we blunt our minds with
Pheobe therefore plunged into German
:onjunction and afterwards produced her
xercise from her pocket; he examined it
"What's this? This is too ambitious. A
pood student keeps his eye on the structure
>f the language; he doesn't run after senti
"It's the last part of Schiller's 'Diver,'
and is familiar enough to every body but
me," said Phmebe. "I did enjoy it. The
sense of much of it came to me without the
"Yes, I don't doubt itl" commented the
aster, dissentingly snorting. "Let me
~you pronounce now."
-It bears one along," pleaded Phoebe,
even the foolhardiness which took him
nder the water a second time after he had
rought up the cup in safety once."
The master listened to her reading, giving
rent to gutteral corrections, while she took
er momientary stand in his book alcove.
Lhe sash there was not so deeply imbedded
in logs as were the other windows, and such
ate light as still straggled across the clear
ng illuminated her and her German text.
Mrs. Barker drew back her own chair from
he table and announced with housewifely
formality that supper was ready. Orcutt,
having suspended his ciphering to hear I
Phebe's exercise, now briskly laid aside
is slate; and the master was willing to<
ostpone further drill until he had filled the
lates on the table.
"Come, Miss Phobe," said he. "Some<
fay, with constant practece and the chance 1
f conversing with intelligent Germans,
ou may get a fair grip of the language."
"What's the matter, child?" exclaimed
rs. Barker. "What do you see out there?" 1
" Oh, nothing, nothing," replied Phoebe, I
;oming swiftly away from the window.
"WATs~H -ATR ~L
"May be I fancied ope of the diver's mon
strs had come up out of the whirlpool and
was grinning at me. I wish I could plunge,
ato some place and be hid and quiet far
She put her bands over her face, but not
a i.mtoaStop a stray so..(
A an. irkmarpet her aim aoamu Phmbe