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VOL. V. NANNING, CLARENDON COUNTY, S. C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 1889. NO. 18
WOMAN AND HOME.
A WIFE'S POSSIBLE TROUBLES WITH
The American Girl Compared with Her
English Sister-Points About the Toilet.
Teaching the Little Ones to Talk-Use
ful Recipes for the Good Housewtfe.
Husband, lo.-I buy everything that' is
needed in the house, and you have only tc
speak to mo if you are in want of pin money.
,That doesn't seem to be a great hardship.
I wouldn't mind asking for money, if I was
sure of getti:.g it without any further ex
Ah wouldn't you, good sir? Suppose your
self in the place of a wife, who, however petted
and indulged,is expected to render a strict ac
count of every trifle she buys, or rather fancy
yourself telling her, because compelled by the
necessity of the case, of every cent you spend
on personal luxuries? She may dip into her
purse for caramels, perfumes and flowers;
'our cigars, luncheons and other marginal
expenses foot up a far larger bill.
First and last, in many otherwise happy
Domes, there is a good deal of friction and
consequent discomfort with regard to the
management of the finances. Either there is
not money enough to warrant the style as
sumed or attempted, or else husband and wife
do not agree perfectly about the spending of
it, or, againt there is a lack of openness about
the resources of the married partners.
Among wage earning classes this does not
so often occur, where the husband quite often
puts his week's salary without reserve in the
hands of his wife, taking what she chooses to
give him for spending money, and leaving to
her the disposition of whatever his hard hand
labor has gained.
I Where, however, there is a fluctuating in
come, and a man desires that his home shall
present a brave front to the world, making,
for business reasons, or those of personal
pride, a goodly show in the eyes of his towns
people and acquaintances, there is often great
injustice done to wives. Their extravagance
is taken for granted by the uninformed.
How shall the wife of a lawyer, doctor or
business man know precisely how to arrange
her expenses, if she is treated like a child or
potted dependent, told to buy whatever she
pleases and send the bills to her husband, she,
in the meanwhile, uncertain how far she may
go, till some day there is a mutter, a rumble
or a storm, when payment is asked; or, when
a crash comes,-she finds that she has been
walking heedlessly on a lava crust, with ruin
seething under her feet.
Entire and candid explanation of the
finances of the business firm, in which hus
band and wife are partners, and the manage
ment of home affairs, according -to business
methods and in a common sense way, would
relieve a great deal of embarrassment and
prevent no end of annoyance and pain. The
most considerate of husbands do not dream,
dear, generous souls, of the dislike which the
most trustful and loving wives feel when
obliged to ask for money, unless it be directly
for purposes of household economy. It is the
exception that proves the rule, when, even
after years of happy marriage,a wife is found
'who owns to no dread in this regard, is con
scious of no reluctant aversion-feels about
her husband's purse as she would about her
own.-Margaret E. Sangster in Once a Week.
The American Girl.
A pleasing and constant topic of English
writers is the American girl, writes George
Wiliam Curtis in Harper's Magazine. One
of the later commentators says of her:
"American girls have shown that they can
receive, travel and live without chaperons,
escorts or husbands, and are fast developing
a bright, clear, intelligent, self reliant, cour
ageous and refreshing variety of the human
race." And again, "Even if in future years
the slender Yankee belle is hidden behind the
ampler beauty of the English matron, we
may still hear from her lips the wit and
shrewdness, the aceute accent, the Intelligent
question, and the rapid repartee that pro
claim het original nationality.n The "so
ciety" pictures in the papers and magazines
represent the dismay of the British matron
~with marriageable daughters as she surveys
the-avatar of the American divinity -and
rival. The essential differences of society In
the two countries are at once suggested, ad
the alarm of the watchful parent is 'ustified.
The passages that we have quote appar
ently describe by contrast, which is a fact
~which does not seem to have occurred to the
*writer. Doubtless at heart he is loyal to the
English girl, and does not admit, even in
debate, that her supremacy of maidenhood
can be disputed. When he says that Ameri
can girls have shown that they can receive,
travel and live withoutchaperons, escorts or
husbands, he seems to mean that they have
~hown this distinctively as compared with
When he adds that they are fast develop
ing a bright, clear, intelligent, self reliant,
'courageous and refreshing variety of the
puman race, can he mean that it is a new
variety of girl, and that it is not perfectly
fainiar in England. Soin the other passage,
~when, supposing the American girl trans
formed into the British matron, he remarks,
;with evident admiration, "We may still hear
from her lips the wit and shrewdness, the
'acute accent, the intelligent question and the
k'apid repartee that proclaim her original na
' nlity, " would he have us understand that
aenot the characteristics of the Brit
ish matronr of today? Or does he intimate
'only that the coming of the Americans will
bu nlarge the number of these delightful
iThe writer certainly seems to describe by
contrast, but he has wisely left a little cloud
jin which to envelop his retreat in caseoof
'emergency. Certainly we need not press him.
~Whatever he may think or say of the Eng
lish girl, he has spoken well and truly of her
'American sister. His description applies to
the girl who grows up amid the average con
ditions of A merican life, the girl who is por
trayed in her m-ore jejune condition in Henry
James' Daisy lfiller. The two chief qualities
of that younag woman. as represented by the
shrewd and subtle artist, are self respect and
self reliance. Tho perplesxity of the phenome
non to the forcign reader lies in the fact that
she docs what the European girl without self
respect does. ____
Learning to Talk.
The child's first achiieveents in speech
consist of isolated words. ,Ho will say
."papa" and "ma mma," manage a paraphrase
of his own upon the names of his attendants
*or of the members of the family, and gain
command over such monosyllables as dog,
horse, cat. The putting of words together
to make a coher"ent. sentence is a later devel
opment, and one that is said to come earlier
>with girls than with boys. A girl child is
more precocious in nearly all respects than
her brother*e. frm. Bb' ir h
In Stray Lae rmaBb' ir h
infant autobiographer complains piteously of
the confusion ho underwent when what he
had been tol was a dog was called a puppy,
a doggy, a bow wow and Carlo. A similar
-experience followed with the cat, whom he
heard described as a pussy, a puss, a kitty, a
kian and Tabby. One is surprised that a
aebl shonld learn as raidly' as he does, re
calling -nder bow many different titles the
same object is presented to him.
If a parent wishes r hhaby to learn quickly
Fto ross his wants she must strive after
simplicity in the vocabulary she bestows upon
him. A plate should be called a plate, and
not a dish one half the time and a plate the
other. The terms glass, tumbler and goblet
are also puzzling to the baby intelligence.
His frock should be indicated to him as a
frock, agip,'of a dress, and not as every one
of the tree.. 4s deogrows older this careful
ness-rilir-become unnecessary, but its omis
sion at the outset is a hindrance to his im
Another thing that retards an infant's pro
gressin learning to express himself intelligibly
is the absurd practice of addressing him in
the gibberish known as "baby talk." There
is neither i-hyme nor reason in mutilating
language beyond all recognition in order to
adapt it to baby comprehension. The prin
ciple that leads a mother-to chop her child's
food into fine bits that it may demand less of
an effort from his digestive powers does not
apply to things linguistic. With those there
can be no mincing matters. The English
language is hard enough to acquire at best,
without doubling the task by insisting that
a child shall first learn a patois and then un
learn it before he is able to express his
thoughts in a fashion to be understood by
ordinary mortals.-Harper's Bazar.
Fashionable Powder Rags.
"What is this? A handkerchief?" asked a
Madison avenue hostess, as she picked up
from the floor a three inch square of dainty
cambric, benstitched and trimmed on the
edge with lace. It was a reception day, and
the guests had just left, but by some chance
the article in question had been left behind. --
"Let's see, mamma," said the daughter.
"Oh, that isn't a handkerchief," she con
tinued, "that is a face dlolly, or, to express it
less elegantly, a 'powder rag.' All she girls
These face dollies have become a feature of
fashionable walking or evening toilets. They
are carried in the center of the handkerchief,
and-in order to make them secure they are
pinned in with small safety pins. The dolly
is well rubbed with lily white or any other
popular powder, and can be applied without
dete:tion. When the owner feels that her
face will be more attractive by the use of
powder, she has only to bring her handker
chief up to her face.
It is very amusing to witness the skill with
which this whitening process isaccomplished,
and the dexterity with which complexion
cloths are managed. Some society ladies
carry both powder and rouge and apply it in
the very eyes of their escort without any
compunction of being detected in its use.
Any one standing in the lobby of a fashion
able theatre cannot fail to notice how fre
quently the handkerchief is brought into re
quisition. In nine cases out of ten the sudden
uplifting of the handkerchief covers an ap
plication of the cosmetic inside.-New York
Long and thick hair is so scarce among
ladies that when one comes to have her head
washed who has a full suit she is always the
subject of remark and envy. Not more than
one in ten ladies have full suits. Some who
had long and thick hair as children have lost
most of it through carelessness. The hair
will fall out if not kept clean, and many find
that, after reaching a certain length, it breaks
off. However, if a lady has just enough hair
to hold a switch the hairdresser will do the
rest. Style, moreover, has favored the short
haired, for less and less hair has been worn
lately. From the immense waterfalls to the
present scanty head dress is a wonderful
change. Switches are univeisally worn, but
in constantly decreasing size. Still a woman
with long hair is to be envied, for her hair
will always look natural. A switch needs re
freshing, because, without the natural oil of
the head to keep it bright, it will look differ
ent from the wearer's own hair. Some sleep
in their switches so that they may take the
oil from the head, but this is bad for the
scalp, makring it too hot and causing the hair
to fall out. Soimany ladies wash their hair so
seldom that I do not wonder they lose it.
Beauty and Bathing.
So much has been said about bathing, per
haps there.islittle new to be told. l et, ms
its connection with beauty, too much cannot
Bathe intelligently, bathe conscientiously.
We hear discussed the relative merits of cold
and warm baths. I fpink the warm bath,
properly. taken,.the greatest promoter of a
clear, soft, rosy skin. An emmient'physician
recommnds the warm bath to be taken twice
After carefully drying the body with soft
linen, apply rose water and pure glycerine,
using them in a mixture of equal parts well
shaken. Rub into the skin, then put on the
night robe warm. It is hoped that no one
desirous of a beautiful skin will wear any
garment at night that is worn during the
day. Allow no cold surface to come in con
tact with the body after a warm bath, but
get immediately into bed. The good cffect of
such a bath, followed by a night's rest where
inadueven temperature is kept up for eight
or nine hours, will be felt at once. Add to
this formula a sweet temper and a mind at
peace with all the world and the silken rose
petal may not outvie a woman'sskin.--Dress.
- The'PigPen Puzzle.
No house is complete now without its pig
pen and our little pigs. "Pigs in Clover" is
the late y and puzzle, and it is having a
great run. The puzzle consists of a circular
block otwood, with a pasteboard rim around
i, and three other paper rims in concentric
circles inside the outer one. .Each of these
inner rings of cardboard hasan opening in it
anithe openings are on opposte sides. The
inse ring of all is two inches in diameter,
and is covered over: It is called the pen.
Four marbles are placed in the outer division
of the box. These are the pigs. The test of
skill is to get them all into the pen without
touching them with the fingers. The box is
manipulated in one or both hands, so that
the marbles roll one at a. time through the
gates in the circular fences and finally into
the inner inclosure.
They act very much like pigs, inasmuch as
nobody caen be sure of them until he has them
all in the pen. He may get three in, and.,
while trying to put the fourth in, the others
will run out. Anybody who has ever driven'
pigs will appreciate the toy, and if every
body who appreciates it has driven pigs it
proves that there are thousandsof pig drivers
ini this city.--New York Sun.
The Tables of Royalty.
In Italy the court dines around a table cov
red with a magnificent service in gold; it is
the only luxury; there are no flowers, and
the dishes of the country are invariably
served-above all, the fritto, composed of a
foundation of artichokes, liver, brains and
cocks' combs. At the German court the finest
table is that of the grand duchess of Bladen;
she has an excellent French cuisine and a Pa
risian chef. The queen of Sweden has a very
tempting table and bill of fare-soups, al
most always milk, and beefsteak; one of her
favorite dishes is composed of balls of mince
meat cooked with oil and surrounded with a
we,.min afnnnbadma-then thbe is al
most at each repast the national plate, salmon
preserved in earth. Queen Victoria's favorite
wine is pale sherry, which she drinks from a
beautifully carved silver cup inherited from
Queen Anne. The royal dinneris very com
plete. The table is lighted with gold candela
bra furnished with candles; orchids placed in
epergnes rise up to the ceiling. The queen
eats a special bread, well cooked and of a
mastic color.-London Globe.
A Strange Eventful History.
Mile. Rouseif, the once celebrated actress,
is about to return to the scene of her first
triumphs. Her history is a strange one.
During the war she nursed the wounded sol
diers, like many other actresses, and her fa
miliarity with pain and death gave her a
gloomy view of life. She, however, con
tinued her career, n nd created the role of
Caverlet in Emilie Augier's play, but in the
Lent of j876. Pere Didon preached at Notre
Dame, and his sermons imbued her afresh
with religious mania. She used to lacerate
her flesh like Saint Theresa, and looked upon
herself as a veritable Magdalen. She con
ceived a violent disaster for her profession;
tried literature, but failed; and eventually
entered a convent. This secluded place she
left some time ago, being thereunto induced
by a young mystic and pbet. Latterly she
reappeared on the stage at Cairo.-European
Mrs. Hearst's Boarding House.
Yesterday the wife of Senator Hearst called
at a stylish boarding house on Fourteenth
street, near I. to engage rooms for friepds of
hers. She found a few vacant rooms and en
gaged them at once, saying she hadn't suffi
cient accommodations at her own house.
"Is your house fullI" asked the landlady.
"Yes. just crowded, or will be." replied
"Do you keep a boarding or lodging house?"
"How's that?" asked Mrs. Hearst, doubt
"Do you give room and board, or only let
"Oh, I give both board and room at my
house," said Mrs. Hearst, cheerfully, as she
presented her card. "Please have the rooms
all ready. Good morning," and she swept
away to her carriage, into which she was
shown by a liveried footman.-Washington
The insectsmost harmful to roses are the
green fly, red spider, rose hopper or thrips,
and the rose bug and the black slug. Now,
though these insects involves some little trou
ble, yet success will attend all persistent ef
forts. The green fly, the thrips and the black
slug can all be kept under by syringiug the
plants with a solution of whale oil soap. One
pound of soap is sufficient for eight gallons of
water. Throw the water in a fine spray on
the under as well as the upper side of the
leaves. A syringe with a bent nozzle is the
best instrument with which to apply the
liquid to the lower sides of the leaves. The
red spider can be held in check by syringing'
the leaves with clear water; in dry times this
should be done every day. If the rose bug
(melolontha subspinosa) makes its appearance,
which is not very often, it can be destroyed
bythe insectexterminator.-Vick's Magazine.
From those suffering from chapped hands,
or for those liable to them, nothing can excel
the healing qualities of mutton tallow. This
may be bought at the druggist's or made at
home, and ought to be kept in every house.
Take the fat of mutton, usually that around
the kidney, and try out, strain, pour into a
cup and put aside to harden. If liked it can
be taken from the cup before it is very hard,
and worked into a ball, and in this shape is
much more convenient for use than if left re
maining in the cup. To apply it, first hold
it before or over a fire until the surface near
the fire is soft, then rub this soft tallow to the
afflicted parts, working it gently into the
skin. It is very soothing and gives relief al
most immediately. There are very few cases
of chapped hands, prdvided proper attention
is paid to washing and wiping them, that will
not yield readily to this treatment.-Cor.
Detroit Free Press.
Ice In aurry.
Take a tall cylindrical jar-which of ne
cessity must be earthenware. Pour into it
an ounce and three-quarters of water and
three and one-third ounces of the sulphuric
acid of commerce. Then add one ounco of
sulphate of soda in powder. In the center of
this mixture stand a small earthenware ves
sel, and let it contain the water which it is
desired to freeze into ice. Cover the middle
vessel, and then, if possible, revolve the whole
affair by a gentle motion. In a few minutes
the inner vessel will contain a block of solid
ice, whilst the outer ingredients can be used a
seond or even a third time to produce fur
ther' blocks of ice by pouring more fresh
water into the inner receptacle. Work in
a cool place. If greater bulk of ice is wanted
increase the miixture in the same proportion.
A French savant has recently announced
his belief that women are increasing in size.
Certain it is that the hands of the average
woman are much larger now than formierly.
The happy change in public opinion which
enables women of all ranks to work with
their hands, and take pride in doing so, may
not be without effect in enlarging those
Hlints to' Housekeepers.
A hot flatiron with a fold of flannel over it
will relieve neuralgia very quickly.
For warming over dark meats use brown
sauces made from browned butter and flour,
for white meats cream sauces, which, of
course, can be made from milk.
Take two large spools,- drive large nails
through them in the wall about two inches
apart, hang your broom up, brush end up.
One or two potatoes left frcm dinner will
make a comfortable dish of Lyonnaise pota
toes for breakfast.
IKeep c.rbol-ic acid always convenient for
use. It is one of the best disinfectants and
insect destroyers that can be used. A small
uantity need only be applied at a time.
Vinegar improves by keeping, therefore,
it is best to lay in a large supply.
Syrup mado of brown sugar, with a pint
of hickory tea to three-pounds of sugar, is a
good substitute for maple syrup.
Powdered rosin, according to H. Hager, is
liable to spontaneous combustion, owing to
oxidation by the air, and it should be kept in
tightly closed tin boxes.
To cleanse porcelain sauce pans fill them
alf full of hot water and put in the water a
tablespoonful of powdered boraz and let it
boil. .If this does not remove all the stains,
scour well with a cloth rubbed with soap and
The following often acts satisfactorily in
removing oldI ink stains from polished ma
hogany and cherry. Add a very few drops
of niter to a teaspoonful 'of water, dip a
feather into this mixture and touch the ink
spots with it. When the stain disappiears rub
the spot at once with a rag wet with clear
water, thn dry and polish. This is to pre
W AN AliAKER ON RUM.
HE EXHORTS HIS CHURCH BRETHREN Ti
VOTE FOR PROHIBITION.
"It is Your Duty," He Said, "to Make ii
as Difficult to Get Liquor as to Get Poi
son"-"God's Going to Countthe Votes.'
PHILADELPHIA, March 31.-Postmaster
General Wanamaker made his first pub
lic utterance to-day on the question of
high license and prohibition. He de
clared in favor of the. constitutional
amendment, and exhorted the 800 per
sons who listened to his words to work,
prav and vote for it. A
Mr. Wanamaker reached Bethany
Sunday school at 2 p. m. Half an hour
later, while the Bethany orchestra played
the opening hymn, Mr. Wanamaker
was in his place as superintendent of the
largest Sunday school class in America.
After the usual exercises Mr. Wana
maker led the way to the church, fol
lowed by 400 members of his adult Bible
class and 400 visitors. While the visit
ors were being seated Mr. Wanamaker
announced that it was quarterly meet
ing, and that there was no regular les
son. He said he had been requested to
talk of temperance. He road a portion
of the fifth chapter of Ephesians, begin
ning with the verse, "Be not drunk
with wine." He said:
"What is the Christian idea of right?
It is important that we get the right
thought, because then we will do right
and lead a happy life. The Christian
idea is that we carefully guard our de
portment. We should be temperate in
all things that we do. The Bible says
that he who does not do this is a fool.
Now. a man who calls you a fool is not
minded much, but when God writes us
down as fools it is a very serious thing.
We should be temperate in everything.
That means the use of tobacco and of
opium. It includes profanity and anger
and impurity of life. We are so to talk
that we shall build ea-h other up."
Mr. Wanamaker then referred to the
wreck of the American men-of-war at
Samca, and spoke of the broken-hearted
wives and children who were waiting
for the return of their husbands and
fathers who had been dashed to pieces
on the rocks. He continued:
"Right here in our city are broken
hearted people, beaten against the rocks
of adversity by this tide of liquor and
of license. The man who will not sign
a temperance pledge, though he does
not need it himself, to help a weaker
brother, is not as much of a man as he
thinks himself to be. Christ said: 'Densy
yourselves. Take up your cross and
follow me.' There is no need to be drunk
to be under the influence of wine. The
uan who takes only a l'elle and will not
ive it up is as much controlled by it as
if he was an habitual drunkard. He is
under the influence because he won't
give it up.
' What's the reason you won't stand
out for the amendment? Because you
like a glass of beer. You say: 'I want
to be free to take an additional drink if
I feel like it.' What influence keeps
you from voting against the amend
ment? Isn't it the iniuence of a glass of
beer' There are thousands of 'nen in
this city who (1o not get drunk. They
say: -We have the right to drink it if
we want to; to sell it, to buy it, or to
give it away. A man may not drink it
at all, but he may be under the influence
of the liquor spirit. He will say: 'I am
a temperance man, but I am in business
atnd the liquor people deal with me, so
I won't say anything against it.' Now,
what influence is he underi
'-it's the same with many-a politician.
e's afraid he won't get votes, so he is
'ilent on the liquor question- When a
minister or a teacher refuses to speak
out on this question he is ruled by the
iquor interests. The drunkard who
votes for prohibition is a freer man than
the total abstainer, who carries water on
both shoulders and then votes for liquor,
or to put it in the barness ef high license.
"Just as the saloon keeper must an
iwer for every glass he sells, so we must
answer for voting for liquor. It is sim
ply a qjuestion of whether or not we are
in favor of the saloon. It isn't a ques
tion of high license. The quibble that
prohibition does not prohibit has noth
ing to do with it. The law against steal
ing does not prevent stealing. The same
power that puts the amendment in our
Constitution will attend to the enforce
ment of the la w. It is our duty to make
it as difficult to get liquor as it is to get
-License means that the city, the
tate, and the saloon keeper sh~all go
into partnership to ruin men, to build
up jails, almshouses, hospitals and
houss of correction, and to keep up the
taxes. Go~d's going to count the votes.
Vote for prohibition and yon will be
voting for Him, for order, for religion.
and for the highest civilization. He will
see every ballot. When Tou go home to.
night go down on your knees, every one
of'you. and lray God to help you to
arry the amendment."
Mr. Wanainaker then closed with a
prayer. Hp hurried into the main Sun
day school and made the closing address
to the children, and then led tbe usual
twenty-minute prayer meeting at 6
WOMEN IN POLITICS.
hM-s. Minnie Morgan Elected Mayor of a
Kansas Town-A Solid Female Coun
OsiuamosA, Kansas. April 3. -The
Oscaloosa idea is still extant. After a
vigorous fight, the female candidates
for city offi,:es won the day by sweeping
majoi-ties. At Cottonwood Falls, Kan
sas, tile ladies were also triumphant,
Mrs. Minmie Morgan being elec-ed
Mayor, with all the members of the
Council of her sex.
FOt'R THOUSAND wOMEN VOTED.
LEAvENwoRTH, Kansas, April 3.
yhe contest for the mayoralty here lay
between D. R. Anthony (Republican),
ad L. M. Hfooker (Democrat.) Susan
B. Anthony. sister of the Republican
candidate, worked heroically for him,
but Hooker was elected by about 2,500
majority. Nearly 4,000 women voted
during the day, most of them casting
their ballots for Hooker. A man was
tabbed at one of the precincts and
women at another ward became in
THE RACE WAR IN OHIO.
Great Excitement Over the School Ques
NEW RICHMOND. Ohio, March 31- -
This place of 3.000 population is the
scene of great excitement, which many
fear will end in trouble. In no part of
the State has the law abolishing separate
schools for blacks caused so much
trouble as in this. This and Adams
Counties have particularly suffered, and
the court dockets are crowded withsuits
of damages and criminal proceedings
growing out of the school rows. At
Felicity recently one man was shot, a
number injured, and one house demol
ished in an effort to forcibly eject col
ored cbildren from the school house,
which was almost wrecked.
There are 200 black and 700 white
school children here. All the blacks con
sented to remain in separate rooms ex
cept the children of James Ringold.
They were made miserable in every way.
Ringold caused the matter to be 'orought
into the courts, suing the superintendent
of the schools and thirteen prominent
citizens for $5,000 damages. Last
Thursday the Circuit Court gave him
one cent and costs All the blacks then
rushed for the schools and a tough and
tumble time ensued, which ended yes
terday in the School Board closing the
schools until next September, though
three months of the present term re
mains. Many whites and not a few
blacks are indignant that their children
must be deprived of three months'
schooling, and the feeling runs high.
This has been one of the most ex
citing Sundays the place has ever
known. The streets have been crowded
all day. All other topics were forgot
ten. Ministers counseled forbearance,
and wise men attempted to calm the im
petuous. Each side professes to fear
violence from the other. All the teach
ers will sue for their salaries for the re
mainder of the term, and costly litiga
tion, if nothing else, is sure to follow.
There is a prospect that a mandamus
will he asked for in the morning to com
pel the School Board to reopen the
WOMAN'S UNPURCHASED HAND.
Is Casting Votes that Shake the Turrets
of the Land.
DETROIT, Mich., April 1.-At the elec.
tion of School Inspectors to-day the
women voted for the first time in this
State, and many amusing incidents oc
curred. The Fourth Ward has the best
organization of women in the city. They
had carriages to send for those who did
not come as expected and a list of regis
In the Tenth Ward William Stuart
tried to have fun with the female voters.
When the first went to deposit their
ballots Stuart challenged them on the
age qualifications. "We are ready to
swear that we are twenty-one years
old," they said.
In the Sixth Ward, when Mary Brady,
a big Irish washerwoman, came to vote,
she encountered a gang of ward pullers
who laughed at her, said she was no
(Iitizen, couldn't vote and told her to go
home She tried to fight her way through
in fine Irish style, but gave up mad and
started back. A policeman went after
her and Mary voted, holding the police
man by the arm.
In the Fourteenth Ward Miss New
berry, a woman's worker, said: "I am
not at all carried away with the work,
but I guess I can stand it. It seemed a
little strange to approach strange men
at first, but I am getting used to it. It
is a little strange to help hold up a
bumlding, but then I suppose it is a part
of the work."
The returns are slowly coming in, but
it is certain that Mrs. Parsons, the
candidato fo, School Inspector in the
Fourth Ward, is the only woman elected.
MR. BLAINE ASTONISHED HIM.
A Republican Offce Seeker Told to Get
Senator Gorman's Indorsement.
BALTIMOuR., April 1.-A few days ago
a gentleman who resides in Baltimore.
and who desires a Consular appoint
ment, went to Washington, and, calling
upon Secretary Blaine, stated the object
of his visit. Mr. Blaine was favorably
impressed with his visitor, but called
his attention to the fact that his papers
had few signers of political prominence.
"Don't you know some of the mem
bers of Congress from your State?" the
"Can't say that I do," was the re
"Don't you know Mr. Gorman?"
"Great heavens! does Gorman run
this administration, too?"
"Never mind about that," said Mr.
Bamne; "you get a letter from Senator
Gorman and come back bere."
The applicant left the State Depart
ment to go in search of Mr. Gorman,
but at last accounts had not found him.
PREACHES FOR PROFIT.
Padre Agostino Wants the Money if His
Sermons Are Worth Any.
Paidre Agostino is a learned monk
perhaps the best orator in all Italy-and
is at present pr-eacniing daily in the
Curch of San Carlo a! Corso in Rome
and "stirring the city to its centre."
"I protest," said the padr'e from the
pulpit. "against reporte'rs taking down
what I say and making it a source of
profit. It is an infringement of my;
ight. If thlere is to he protit mnade? by
niv sermons or my words I am the per
on entitled to it, and I should receive
This was foliowed by a burst of ap
pause and chapping of hands in the
aredl building, mingled with much
iatyt frm the reporters. of whom
ome two or three score were present,
nd other profane persons.
ISudden Death of a Railroad Offcial.
CI'eI'NA-rr. April 4. W. W. Wells,
upeiniitendent of the Southern Division
>f the Queen and Crescent System. dIed
suddenly yesterday morning in his car
tt Somerset, Ky. He had been ailing a
ew days, but a sudden attack carried
Earthquakes in Cuba.
HAVANA, Anril 4.-News has just been
recived here ~that two earthquake sbocks
were experienced in Santiago de Cuba
THE GEORGIA MORMONS.
THEIR SAFE ARRIVAL IN THEIR NEW
11031h. OGDEN, UTAH.
The Brethren Seem to Be Pleased With
the Manner in Which the Native Apos-1
ties Received Them.
AUGUSTA, Ga., April 2.-A short time
ago about fifty persons from the poorer
and ignorant classes of white people left
Augusta and vicinity for Utah. They
went in charge of several Mormon elders,
and were going Mormonites to be.
Letters have just been received ini Au
gusta from several members of the party.
Thus far these new Mormons seem well
pleased with their change of homes and
The first, a letter from a Mrs. Rear-"
don, told of the journey from Augusta
to Ogden, Utah, where the party has
settled. It describes the scenery along
the route and the good treatment the
party received at the hands of all. Of
Ogden the letter says:
-'Ogden is a much nicer place than I
had any idea of. The buildings in the
main portion of the town are large and
beautiful, and the town is just booming.
It is the greatest place for business I
ever saw. The people are the finest in
the world. They are first-class in every
way. The people are tony here. They
make plenty of money and they use it.
They are fine looking, and all use proper
language and wear fine clothing."
Another letter from John Reardon,
who has found employment in a publish
ing house, says:
"I never was so surprised in all my
life as I am at present. The climate is
elegant, and you have no idea what a
thriving place this is. The town is on a
boom, and you can't get a house for love
uor money. The Mormons are the wealth
iest people in the town. Ogden has a
population of about 12,000, of which
none are negroes."
Mr. Reardon speaks in glowing terms
of his reception into society. R;ardon
was unknown to society circles here,
and is said to have been a noted gam
Another letter is from a younger
member of the party, who speaks of go
ing to school. The following extract
was taken trom it:
"We are stopping at Ogden, Utah.
We arrived here on the night of March
9th. The whole party of about fifty
went to Elder Browning's. His wife
had supper prepared for the whole party,
and it was the nicest supper I ever sat
down to. After supper the party scat
tered out among the Brownings to sleep
and stay until they could get homes.
We have all got homes and moved to
them. * * * It looks funny here to see
the shade trees in the streets apple trees.
"There are more apples here in the
winter than there is in Augusta in the
spring time. While traveling I went
over, through and under mountains. The
scenery in the Rocky Mountains was the
grandest I ever saw, and all around us
was covered with snow. When we got
to the top of the mountain we were over
two miles above Augusta. Papa says
to tell uncle to hurry up and get out
here, for these Mormons are certainly the
best people in the world. It seems as
if they all wanted to do something for
you as soon as you get here."
Of the religion and practices of the
people among whom they have cast their
lot nothing is said, and polygamy was
not broacned in any of the letters.
Thus far the Mormon emigrants, or at
least those quoted above, appear to be
satisfied with their step-later reports,
when the novelty has worn off and the
situation gets down to root hog or die,
may tell a different tale.
'fhe last letter quoted, says, "that all
seem to want to do something for you as
soon as you get here." How long this
solicitude will hold out remains to be
The South Boominr.
According to the Baltimore Manufac
urers' Record, the first three months of
889 have shown an unprecedented in
usfrial activity in the South. "Scarcely
a week," it says, "has passed since the
pening of the new year that has not
witnessed the formation of companies
backed by millions of capital to prose-t
ute great enterprises, while the num
er of smaller but none the less import
nt ventures has surprisingly multiplied."
t has not been a boom in simply one
ield, but a general awakening in tbe1
ho'e domain of trade and industry.
or has it been confined to a limited
rea or a few States, but has been uni-(
rersal throughout the South. The Re- .
ord gives this glowinig picture:I
"Soaithern furnaces are multipiying- t
ew ones built from profits of existing
plants.' Southern cotton mills are in-t
reasing, faith in their dividend earn-i
ng power being so strung-based ou
ast experience-as to draw heavy in
estments of capital for building new
ills. Mining and railroad building.
oo, go on at a rapid paee. Some of the
ichest portions of the South are now
eing opened to the approach of capital
and commerce. New towbs and cities
re springing up, and even the most
finished' of the older municipahities arer
idding farewell to the spirit of oldt
fogyism and welcoming the genius of
That sounds graaidiloquent, but our
ontmporary gives figures to suipport
is views. The new enterprises or~gan
zed o'r projected during the first three
:wnthis of this year number near'ly thuir
een hundred, or two hundred more than t
for the corresp)onding period last year,
hile the capital and capital stock rep
esented by the enterprises of 1889 reach
fifty-eight million dollars, as against
hirty-eight millions for the first three.
onths of 1888.
This encouraging exhibit is a matter
or congratulation North as well as
outh, for Southern prosperity is an ele
ent of national prosperity.--Neu- York
-A. C. McManus of Lancaster' Coun ty
as painfully hurt on Sunday afternoona
y being thrown from his colt. Thea
olt became fractious and ran under a
hed, knocking Mr. McManus otT aud
ragged him about the gard with nis foot a
itched in the stirrup. His injuries are I
PRYOR AND PROTECTION.
Some Facts from the Record of An Ex
Confederate Who Predicts a Break in
the Solid South.
Some of our esteemed contemporaries
have been commenting upon a recent
interview by the New York Herald with
Roger A. Pryor. Some of them appear
to regard him as an exponent of South
ern sentiment. Pryor announces that
the doctrine of protection will break the
Solid South and that our people are
drifting in that direction.
Roger A. Pryor has no right to express
any sentiment for the Southern people.
He has not lived this side of New York
in twenty-four years, and a new genera
tion has come upon the stage of action.
He has less right to speak for the men
who fought the war through. At the
battle of Sharpsburg he had command
of a brigade. The story among the
soldiers then went that his conduct
was such that General Lee never
suffered him to have another
command during the war. He
was around A. P. Hill's headquar
ters at Petersburg as a kind of "inde-.
pendent. scout," going and coming as he
pleased. A short time before the fall of
Petersburg he came to the picket line of
McGowan's brigade and crossed over
pretensively to get news about the Yan
kees. He waved a newspaper at a Yan
kee officer. They met between the lines
and conversed for some time. Pryor.
locked arms-with him and walked into
the lines of the enemy. He turned his
back on old Virginia, his own State, and
everything Southern. He left his people
in the darkest hour in the face of the
enemy, who had their cannon trained
on the city where he had left his wife.
We know this to be true, for the
editor of the Medium wrote out for
Gen. Lee the full particulars of his de
sertion as it was narrated by Lieut.
Reeder of Orr's Rifles, who was in com
mand of tho part of the picket line where
the desertion took place.
Roger A. Pryor ir no more tha expon
nt of Southern sentiment than Bene
cict Arnold was of American liberty..
As to protection, South Carolina has
a large and intelligent number of pseudo
Democrats who are of that way of think
ing. If our contemporaries wish to
know who these men are let them go tol
the legislative journals and count those
who voted to exempt cotton factories
from taxation for the period of ten
ears. Those who voted such an Act
oted for the most odious kind of pro
THE ABERNATHY NURDEREES.
rwo Convicted and One Acquitted-One
Pleads Guilty of Attempted Rape.
YORKVILLE, April 4.-[Special to The
Register.]-The detachment of the
enkins Rifles haying in charge the
Abernathy murderers arrived here safely
yesterday afternoon from Columbia, and
was met by the remainder of the com
pany, under command of Lieutenant H..
C. Strauss, and escorted to the jail
where the prisoners were safely locked
up, and a detachment placed on guard.
Quite a crowd followed them to the jail,'
but the brass buttons and shining
helmets of the. military .seemed more
than anything else to be the attraction.
The trial of these prisoners took place
in the Court of General Sessions to-day,
nd resulted.in theconviction of Charles
Colston and John C. Feasteirand the ac
uittal of Charles McMants. Jackson
arnett pleaded guilty of attempting to
ape A bernathy's daughter.
The Jenkins Rifles are still on guard
~t the jail, but lynching is not feared,
ts the people are satisfied with the ver
South Carolina Teachers' Association.
The President of the South Carolina
eachers' Association has issued the
"The South Carolina Teachers' Asso
~iation, an organization having for its
bject the professional improvement of
ts members and the advancement of
ducational interests generally, . is de
~irous of increasing its membership and
'f extending its influence.
"This can only be done by means of
earnest and hearty co-operation
n the part of the teachers of
he State, and with a view
f securing that co-operation, I address
ou this circular, and invite you to be
~ome a member. The dues . are only
ne dollar a year, payable at the annual
"The annual meeting for 1889 will be
eld in the Female College building at
~olumbia on thie 16th, 17tia and 18th of
uly; an attractive programme is being
repared by the executive committee,
he railroads will reduce their rates,
and no effort will be spared to make the
eting both interesting and instruct
"Send your name and postoffice ad.
ress, at once, to yours, respectfully,
"ElNRY P. AnceEft,
'President S. C. Teachers' Association.
"CuXarleston, S. C., April 2d, 1889."
The Largest Lectern Ever Made.
St. John's Episcopal Church, Savan
ah, Ga., will receive on' Easter Day
he handsomest eagle lectern ever pro
uced. the gift of a prominent parish
ner of Grace Church. New York, in
Pfmory of his wife. The lectern stat~ds
feet 8 inches high; the base is a
rved octagon, resting on four lions
uchant, they supporting four heavy
innacles with diying buttresses. Be
een each are statues ot the four Evan
lists. excellently modelled in bronze.
he shaft is full of pierced tracery, sur
ounted by an ocl agon cap, and on it
the eagle with outstretcaed wings
anding on the orb set in a crown of
ory. The eagle is artistically modelled
ud the feathers are delicately chased.
A Misunderstanding of Orders.
NASHvILLE, April 4.-A collision be
een freight trains occurred this
orning at Crown's Cross Road, three
iles from the -city, on the Nashville
*d Decatur Railroad. Both engines
id sixteen cars were totally wrecked,
nd Eroest C. Green and M. L. Eby,
akemen, were killed. Albert Finch,
~fireman was severely hurt. The col
sion was caused by a misunderstand
ne of orders.