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HER LIFE FOR HER CHILD
Now a Once Gigdy New York Woman
Expiated Her Sins by a Life in After
Years of the Noblest Self-Sacrificein the
Interests of Her Child.
NEW YoRK, August 28.-A gentleman
who has just returned from the Paris
Exposition tells a story whicti out iv
mances romance. It is the story of a
woman's life, far out of the ordinary
Thirty-five years ago in one of the nne
old houses on Second avenue lived a
couple who were known to the very
small part of New York society as Mr.
and Mrs. Scott Richardson. The gen
tleman was on the sunset side of 60, but
the lady was young and beautiful. He
was a practical business man and made
all else subservient to that. Society was
a bore to him, but he made no objection
to having his wife in the very dizziest of
_-The result was just what would natu
rally come from such a course. One
morning all the city dailies chronicled
an elopement in high life. The beauti
ful Mrs. Richardson had eloped with
Mr. Hugh McBride, a wealthy young
brqker, who had been the season's pet
in society. If Mr. Richardson cared he
concealed his feelings remarkably well.
He closed-his house, took apartments in
a hotel and went serenely on with his
b? siness up to the time of his death.
which occurred about ten years later.
Be left all of his wealth to the son of a
former marriage, and,.so far as outwara
seeming went, had entirely forgotten
The lady in question went with her
lover to Paris, where they took apart
ments in the Rue Troget, and for three
yeas lived a very gay life. At the end
of that time a child was born, a little
girl, who was named Helen McBride.
The young father seemed all at once to
tire of his love, and with no word of
farewell he left Paris and returned to
New York, where he married within a
year a young lady to whom he had been
betrothed before he knew Mrs. Richard
son. Deserted as she was, with no re
sources and no friends, and with a
child to support, Mrs. Richardson awoke
to the fact that something must be
doge. She was a woman of nerve, and
she loved her child with all the strength
of her passionate soul. Realizing that
the future of her daughter depended
solely upon her efforts, she resolved
upon a course of action which would
enable her to educate her daughter
and place her in an honorable position
Gathering up all the money she could
command, she went to one of the best
private institutions in Paris, where she
made arrangements to have her child
carefully reared and thoroughly edu
crted. Sle was to furnish all needful
money, and once a year she was to visit
her, but the little girl was not to know
that she was her mother. Having com
pleted her plans, Mrs. Richardson re
turned to her native city, where for
years she presided over a notorious re
sort on Greene street. It was notorious
because of its splendor. Millionaires
went there, and at the end of fifteen
years Mme. Louise, as she was then
known, had not only supported her child
in elegance, but she had amassed quite
Then came another crisis. Helen was
taken ill of small-pox. Now the strength
of the mother love asserted itself.
Leaving New York, she went to her child
and remained by her side, the most de
voted of nurses, until she was stricken
'with the dreadful malady herself. For
weeks her life was despaired of, and
last she recovered it was only to
was terribly grieved that her faithful
iurse, as she thought her, should be so
afieted, and wrote to her unknown
guardian in New York, askng that she
might be received on her return and
kindly eared for.
.There were yet five years to elapse
before the young lady's education would
beflnised, as her mofher desired her to
be thoroughly accomplished. Mrs.
Biebardson returned to New York, sold
out her business, placed her money in
bcank and retired into strict seclusion in
a ch~eap boarding holuse. Meanwhile
money was freely furnished for her
daughter, who graduated, and after a
sbott season in society was married most
adeintageously. There was just one
thing more for Mrs. Richardson to do,
and that she did unhesitatingly. She
took'all that rerpained of her money ex
cept $1,000 and gave it to her daughter
fora dower. She had never returned
toaris,-nor did she everexyet to.- She
-had expiated her sin by the escrifice of
hrlife; so far as possible she had
For the past twelve years she has
managed to exist, going from cheap
C odgings to cheaper ones until her last
abode was in one of the wretebed shan
ties on Ninety-Third street.
-This'summer an old New Yorker vis
- .ltinig Paris met Mine. Helen Desprets.
"You speak English remarkably well,
madame," said the gentleman.
"I should do so," was the reply. "My
-father and mother were both Ameri
-"What was the name?"
'Ah!" and instantly there flashed into
theigentleman's mind the old story. Be
fore he thought he said: "I think Iknew
The lady then began to ply him
eagerly with questions. The one desire
of her life was to know mere of her
parents. The result of the interview was
that the lady discovered who her mother
was, but not what she was. So far as
was known she still lived, and the lady
determined if she did to find her. Aec
companied by her husband and children
sh~e came to -New York and began the
search for her mother. Her husband,
of course, discovered the truth and told
it to her as gently as possible. Although
greatly shocked, the loyal woman per
sisted in her search.
- "No matter what she did, she was my
mother, and it was all for me. I will
fidher if she iscon the earth." And she
-dikfird her-alone, sightless, helpless
and almost starving. Last week an out
ward bound steamer carried back to
. sunny France the reunited parent and
It Makes a Great Difference.
The nomination of three ex-Confed
erates at the Norfolk convention has not
excited the cry of rage from Maine to
California that one might have ex
pected. Gen. Mahone, the candidate for
Governor, was a leading spirit in the ter
rible slaughter that followed the futile
explosion of the "crater" at Petersburg
-during thc siege of that place. But for
him th6 result of the explosion might
give been an earlier triumph of the
Union cause, instead of the destruction
of a great number of colored soldiers.
Yet there is no cry against him from
Senator Chandler, of New Hampshire,
nor from Senator Sherman, of Ohio.
Ingalls, too, is silent. Exceptional
activity in behalf of the Confederate
cause is not, therefore, it appears, a
matter for denunciation in cases where
the ex-Confederate is now acting with
the party of high tariffs.-Balimore
Xrs. Kaybrick in Prison.
LONDON, August 30.--Upon reaching
Woking prison, Mrs. Maybrick was ex
amined by the prison physician, -and
upon his orders plnaed in the infirmary.
The Settling Up Is Certain.
Y<.u may take the world as it comes and goes,
And you will be snre to find
That it will 'quare the account she owes
Whoever comes out behind.
And ali things bad that a man has done,
By whatsoi ver induced,
Return to him at last, one by one,
As the chickeus come home to roost.
You may scrape, and to'l, and pinch and
While wour hoarded wealth expands,
Till the cold, dark shadows of the grave
Is nearing your life's last sands;
'ou will have your balances struck some
And you'll find your hoard reduced,
You'll view your life in anott er light
When the chickens come home to roost.
You can stint your soul and starve your
With the husks of a barren creed.
But Christ will know if you play a part,
Will know in your hour of need;
And then as you wait for death to come,
What hopes can there be deduced
From a creed? You will lie there dumb
X% bile your chickens come home to rcost.
Sow as you will, there's a time to reap,
For the good and the bad as well,
And conscience, whether we wake or sleep,
I< either a heaven or a hell;
And every wrong will find its place,
And every passion loosed
Drift back and meet you face to face
When the chickens come home to roost.
Whether you're over or under the sod,
The result will be the same;
You cannot escape the hands of God:
You must bear your sin of shame.
No matter what's carved on the marble slab,
When the items are all produced
You'll find that St. Peter was keeping tab,
And that chickens come home to roost.
THE ALMIGHTY A REPUBLICAN.
Colonel Shepard Thinks God Defeated
Cleveland and Attacks the South.
DETROIT, Mich . August 28.-The re
doubtable Col. Elliott F. Shepard talked
to the National Editorial Association
last evening on the "Etbics of Journal
ism," and particularly urged the
brethren against keeping alive the old
Colonel Shepard is out this evening in
an interview in the Detroit Journal, in
which he denounces everything in heave~
above and the earth beneath that isn't
Republican. He charges that Cleveland
intended in case of a re-election to se
cure the admission of Utah, New Mexico
and the division of Texas, where y the
Senate would be Democratic, and that
accomplished "The Son of Destiny" was
to run for a third term, and otherwise
Mr. Shepard said that through "the
good Lord God Almighty, Cleveland
was defeated" and the great conspiracy
thwarted. Of the Southern brigadiers
Colonel Shepard was especially denun
ciatory. He charged that each and all
of them are still disloyal, that they are
waiting for a favorable opportunity to
make war again, and be closed his dis
course by urging the interviewer to
quote all the bitter things against the
South so that the visitors might know
just how he felt.
Colonel Shepard is quoted as saying:
"I frequently meet General Sherman
and he agrees with me that the Southern
people are as traitorous as ever, and
that there is no patriotism among them.
He does not think that they will take up
arms again during this generation, but
that it is only the sturdy, unflinching,
patriotic spirit and superior strength of
the North which keeps the country to
gether." These remarks do not tally
with those addressed by General Sher
man to his comrades at Milwaukee
to-day, saying: "We have passed
through one crisis of our country's
history. I don't see any chance of an -
At a late hour this evening Colonel
Shepard requested that an authoritative
denial be given to the remarks attributed
to him. ~He sayrs the tenor of his re
marks were to the effect that he knew
General Sherman was very hopeful of
se ntinuous growth of -real a
jj ~ g th of the South
which 'could in any way idered as
disloyal might entirely disap f rom
Republicans and Democrats alike
indignant over Shepard's break. An
effort was made to give the visitors a
pleasant time here, and everything
passed off harmoniously except for the
talk from the Colonel.
Vain Quest of a South Carolina Republi
can in Search of an Office.
WASHINGTON, August 26.-Another
Southern Republican, John Tolbert of
Abbeville,. S. C., has turned his face
homeward very mad and very much dis
gusted. He came to Washington with
his clothes fairly padded with endorse
ments of his stalwart Republicanism and
ability to fill any position in the govern
ment from President down to a messen
ger. He had no sooner arrived than he
brcught all his influence to bear for the
office of United States Marshal of his
district. His hopes in that..direction
were shattered in a day. The place had
been promised to a carpet-bagger.
He caught his breath and concluded
that the position of United States Dis
trict Attorney was just his size, and so
every day for four weeks Tolbert wore
out the pave'lent between hs boarding
house and the office ot the Attorney
General, and the latter's patience as
well, in his endeavors to capture that
valuable plum. Friday last it was whis
pered into his ear that it could not be
had. It had been promised to a North
But Tolbert wr-s not to be beaten. To
day bright and early, and several min
utes before the ladies in the Postoffice
Department had adjusted tbeir frizzes
and related in their entertaining way the
latest gossip, Tolbert was on hand and
filed his application for the position of
a chief of division. lie said be did not
intend to return home empty handed if
he got nothing more than a cast-off pair
of Clarkson's trousers.
He got neither one nor the other, and,
as he left the department, he was inci
dentally heard to remark that it was
some satisfaction for him to know that
neither the position nor the trousers had
been promised to a Northern carpet
bagger. It was with such frigid encour
agement that Toibert rook the firtt
homeward bound train this afternoon
without office, without money and with
out anything worth speaking of except
his ticket, his luggage au:l his experi
ence, together with a profound hatred
of the Northern carpet-baggers that . ad
done him up so neatly.
Paris Green and the Cotton Worms.
That one drug house in Vicksburg
should receive orders for fifteen tons, or
30,000 pounds, of Paris green ih one
day demonstrates thbe extent of the ap
prehensio-n felt by cotton -planters~con
ernimg the cotton worms in the large
area of country tributary to or trading
with that city. With the cotton worms
apparently s'i formidable in their second
generation, the third generation, which
forms a vast increase over its p)rogeni
tors, may do very serious damage. It
is extremely unfortunate, if it be true,
that the available supply of Paris green
has been already exhausted. It is likely
that far more than the amount already
used will be needed for a month to come.
Where these pests are unchecked by
poison, in their third generation, they
have been known to ravage cotton fields
and leave the stalks as bare of foliage
in the latter part of August and Septem
ber as they are in early February. before
being pulled up and burned, prepara
tory to the planting of a new crop.
N. 0. Times-Domocrat.
It is reported that Baby McKee re
marked'to-the President of the United
States: "It's a1 ~time between frolics,
FIVE DOLLARS FOR A TRICK.
Where the Feminine Form Divine Is
Displayed R-=ai aless of Restrictions.
With all of its claims to morality.
says an Ocean Grove letter, Ocean Grove
is the place on the Atlantic coast where
the feminine form is most generously
displayed. The female bathing suit takes
possession of the streets, and the prac
tices of bathers here are in marked con
trast to those of the women of other
resorts. This is a resort for families,
and apparently all of them have brought
their bathing suits along. Instead of
dressing down at the beach, as is the
custom elsewhere, many of the women
living away up in the town dress in their
rooms at the cottage and walk the whole
length of the streets and avenues to the
bathing pavilions and back again every
morning. Taking a stand at the foot of
any of the avenues that run through
Ocean Grove to the beach, you may see
hundreds of young women in the morn
ings in their bathing robes going down
to or returning from the beach. Some
wear waterproofs-most of them do not.
They walk along the avenues a half
dozen blocks from the ocean with as
little nervousness as a woman at Long
Branch would take a header.
The ministers are numerous here, and
they have frequently put in a word
against such a free display of feminine
perfection about the lower limbs, and
once or twice I believe that an indigna
tion meeting or something of that sort
came of their repeated complaints. But
the procession of handsome limbs con
tinues right through the Grove, and the
poor thirsty man who is on his first visit
says: "Well, if that's allowed, what's
the matter with my getting a drink of
brandy after my bath or a cigar after
my Sunday breakfast?"
Every olicial there regards the gay
young man as a party to be studiously
and well avoided. Does a small boy
run loose along the board walk? ".\y
dear," says the pious officer, "don't run;
walk. You may create a noise or get a
splinter in your foot if you run " '
The worst case of officiousness to the
average new man is the sallow Jersey
man who, as soon as the sun goes down,
begins to patrol the beach. He carries
a small cane and is so heavily loaded
down with importance and authority
that be could not well carry a heavy
.tiek. Early in the evening this pecu
liar character makes its appearance on
the beach. Over beneath an improvised
hammock are a young man and a young
woman, and it is as natural as life that
they should sit close together. he
looks into her eyes and feels that there
is something in the girl that brings her
quite close; he therefore rests his head
in her lap. "Marjory," says he, "I
like you so miuch,"-and then the Jer
seyman says, "Brace up there now."
This not only seriously interferes with
what might have developed into a real
love match, but it makes the young man
feel that romance, after all, is a sort of
insanity breaking loose. He feels
ashamed of himself to be so rudely
awakened. And then at 10:30 the
officer creeps along the beach, muttering
as he goes: "Time's up. All off the
beach at 10:30." At 10:45 the couples
slowly make their way towards the
Grove, followed by impudent officers."
On Sundays the bathing hours both at
Ocean Grove and Asbury Park are be
tween 7 and 9 in the morning, and after
9 o'clock no one is allowed in the ocean.
Sunday is also the day for excursionists,
and most of these have been used to
places where a man who hires bathing
suits is always ready for business. They
hang around the bathing houses to find
that they are left. One of them rudely
asked last Sunday, as the proprietor
turned him down:
"Is one allowed to chew a toothpick
Sunday on tbe board-walk?"
There iWa sniff of propriety in the de
ligtful mosphere of the place which is
most ~ easing to people who walk the
stra~ t and narrow path. The ozone
o s in with a pious clasp of the hands
~fron~t of the breast, and the ocean
-cealls with strict propriety.
Fo.ur more men have been killed as a
result of the Howard-Turner feud in
Harlan County, in the mountains of
Southeastern Kentucky. The last en
counter occurred on Tuesday morning
last between a posse led by Judge Lewis
and a band of about fifty outlaws under
the leadership of Wilson Howard.
Judge Lewis represents the law and or
der side, but he is not implicated in the
feud, and only desires to enforce the
law. On last Monday he heard that
Wilson Howard, who killed George
Turner, was hiding in the mountains
abont fifteen miles from Harlan Court
house, on Martin's Fork. The Sheriff,
who was a relative of Howard, refusing
to make the arrest, Judge Lewis organ
ized a party of ten men and attacked
the outlaws on thbeir own ground. The
Judge's party were attacked in the rear.
however, by a detachment of the out
laws and put to flight and three of them
killed. The whole County is terrorized,
and such is the fear in which Howard is
held that he rules it like a King. WVil
son Howard's stronghold is in a country
where there are no roads, and only a
resident could find the bridle path. All
around are deep ravines, clumps of
woods and huge piles of rocks, behind
which the outlaws may hide. It is
miles from any railroad. In the camp
twelve moonshiners' stills are running
all the time, and from twenty-five to
forty men are working them. Every
mne of the men is wanted by the author
ities for some offense, and consequently
tey are ready to fight to the death.
They are armed with improved Win
ees:ers and know how to use them. In
the party is Bill Jennings, perhaps t he
most desperate man in the whole County.
He is an uncle of Wilson Howard, and
shares in the leadership of the outlaw.s.
An Extraordinary Will.
A remarkable will was recently filed
in the Probate's office of this County.
Two bachelor brothers, Wakefield, lived
near Reidville. They were quite wealthy,
owning about 5,000 acres of land around
that town. They gave the land on which
the Reidville schools were tounded. The
schools were named for Mr. Reid. It is
said the Wakefields never forgave the
trustees for not giving their name to the
schools. WVhen one of the brothers died
he willed thbe whole property to his
brother. The surviving brother re
cently died. His will leaves the
whole property to his sister during her
life, then to the Judge of Probate for
Spartanburg County in trust for ninety
nine years, and after that time the
whole estate with the accumulated in
terest is to go to his heirs living one
hundredyears hence. If his will could
be carried> into effect the property
around Reiili. would be tied up to a
very hurtful extent. But it is not pro
bable that the latter clause of his will
will he sustained by the courts. The.
law in this State seems well settled that
a man cnnot direct the disposition of
his property after death longer than the
life of a person living aiid twenty-one
years after the death of that person.
An anti-sewing machine guild has
been formed by the Chinese tailors of
~ong Kong. A Chinaman who had
joined "the party of progress" and had
been using the sewing machine was re
rently waited upon b~y a deputation
from the guild and requested to pay to
its iembers 30 taels as compensation
for using the ."foreign devil." He re
fused and was instantly assailed. The
police saved his life, but lie is not quite
a eager now to use the sewings machine.
DELICIOUS PURPLE WORMS.
Gathered and Eaten by the Ton by the
Mr. Keeler, who has lived almost con
tinuously in California, but is now visit
ing this city, has brought with him many
fine mineralogical specimens. After
showing these to a reporter, the other
clay, he handed the latter a small bottle,
saying, "Do you know what those thinge
are?" In the bottle were a dozen or
more dark-colored objects, shriveled but
juicy looking. The average length was
about one inch, and they had the appear
ance of luscious raisins. The reporter
said he supposed that was what they
were. The Galifornian smiled too, as
he said, "No, they are. not; they are
worms." Then he went on to say that
they were considered a great luxury by
the Piut.e Indians. "I call them the
nut-pine worm, because they feed on the
nut-pine tree; what the scientific name
is I do not know."
"On the Eastern slope of the Sierra
Nevada mountains in Southern Califor.
nia, between Bodie and Bishop's creeks,
is a great stretch of these nut-pine trees.
They bear a small nut extremely rich in
oil. So rich are they that you don't
want to eat many of them. In August
the ground under the trees begins to be
covered with green worms as thick s a
man's finger and from one and a half to
two and a half inches in length. The
worms.soon grow wings and fly into the
trees. The worm, which should now be
dignified by the name of butterfly, does
not leave the tree, but soars around
among the branches extracting the oil
from the nuts. In about a month the
body is full of oil; so full, in fact, that
the entrails have been forced out. Then
the wings fall off. It is about this time
that the Piutes make their appearance
and camp among the trees. They come
in large numbers and provided with
sacks. The worm having lost its wings
again, it crawls along the limbs of the
tree to the trunk and falls to the ground.
Incidentally it falls into a trap prepared
by the Indians. To prevent the worms
from escaping they dig trenches around
the root of the tree, the trenches having
concave sides. I have known of a bushel
of worms being taken from one of these
"When the crop of worms has been
harvested the Indians build fires on flat
stones or the hard earth. Wnen the
bed has become hot, not hot enough to
roast, the worms are spread upon it and
dried. They are then placed in sacks
and carried to the Piule camps. A
friend of mine once told me that he
had one season estimated that fifty tons
of these worms were gather and dried.'
"How do the Indians use the worms?'
"In soups. The Piutes seem never te
tire of soup. They have it almost every
day. A buck is allowed two worms and
a squaw one for each dish of soup.
Sometimes a gallant Indian gives a
pretty.or popular squaw one of his por
tion. The worms are not eaten until
the soup has been consumed, they being
reserved as a final tid-bit. I tasted the
worms, and found them rich and oily,
like the nut upon which they feed."
New York Tribune.
DEATH PE1NALTY COMPLICATIONS.
New York Murderers Stand a Pair Chance
of Not Being Punished At AlL
NEW YORK, August 26.-What seems
a sudden outbreak of murder and
violence, added to the wholesale hang
ings of last week, has started a general
chorus demanding more and imme
diate victims to vindicate the outragel
majesty of the law. The brutal murder
of the Grocer Luca in Brooklyn, in the
presence of his wife and family, is
specially exasperating to that law-abid.
ing community, all the more so as the
perpetrator was caught red-handed and
admits his crime. Numberless calls have
already been made by the press and in
dividuals on the authorities to see that
this midnight assassin pay the penalty
of his crime within a month or sixty
days, at least, as an example of swift,
certain and severe justice. That this
man McElvaine richly deserves the
severest penalty the law could inflict
nobody doubts, but will it be believed
he stands a fair chance of not being
punished at all? Owing to the technical
mess into which the gush of the
sentimental reformers of the mode 01
capital punishment has got the law, not
only McElvaine and three other Brook
lyn murderers, but fourteen out of the
eighteen now imprisoned in the Tombt
in this city have the same prospects be
fore them. The law says that they must
be sentenced to death by electricity, yet
there is now a great probability that, Oil
the appeal of the first sentence under
this new statute, the Court of Appeah
may decide that the electric metljxd of
execution is unconstitutio~nal, being
"cruel and unusual." The sentence,
therefore, could not be executed. If the
penalty is changed the lawyers will con
tend .hat the culprit cannot be resen
tenced under a return to the old method
of hanging, and must, perforce, go free,
since the present law states that mur
ders committed since January 1 must be
punished under the electric execution
code. If the highest court says this
way cannot be used then there is no way
in which the death penalty can be legally
carried out. The Maybrick case, in
London, seemed to show the hardship of
the Englhsh law in not providing a court
of appeal to revise capital sentences.
We reverse the experience, and exhibit
the mnalversion of justice in a Court of
Appeals that stays the execution of
crimmnals for whom even Koko's "some
thing .lingering, with boiling oil in it,"
would be none too gentle.
Thrilling Adventure of a Somnambulist.
Residing on the South Side is a man
whose physician has strongly advised
him to indulge in a regular exercise.
This young man has been troubled with
insomnia, and is'-occasionally afflicted
with somnambulism. He believes, how
ever, that he has the making of an ath
lete in him,. and when lie received his
physician's instructions he resolt'ed to
bring it out. So lie had a horizontal bar
('rected in the back yard of the house.
and upon this he prac-ieed daily. His
principal feat was to grab the smooth
bar with both hands and swing around
with great rapidity. One night last week
the young man's mothter was awakened
by the noise of a door closing. She
arose and tiptoed toward the back part
of the house. Looking out of the rear
window she saw her son, clad in his
nightgown, revolving on the horizontal
bar with lightning rapidity. Amazed at
the spectacle of the gyrating son and
his flapping night garment, she aroused
his father and told him about it. The
old gentleman arose, donned his pants
and went to the rescue. When he sue
ceeded in stopping the revolutions of
the flying boy he learned that he was
asleep and that lie posed as a somnam
balistic athlete. He awoke him with
some difficulty and led him back to his
bed. Now the young man has his pa
rents lock his doors and windows when
lie goes to bed. lIe is anxious to reg:din
his healthb, but lie will not go so far as
to (do a horizontal act in his nightgown.
Mr. Cleveland and the World's Fair.
NEW YoRK, Aisgust 29. -William Mc
Murtrie Speer, secretary of the World's
Fair committee, to-day received the fol
lowing letter from Grover Cleveland,
dated at Saranac Inn yesterday:
"I acknowledge the receipt of the no
tice of my appointment as a member of
the committee on permanent organiza
tion for the International Exposition of
1892. I shall be very glad to co-operate
as a member of such committee with
other citizens of New York to make the
FIVE DOLL.ARS FOR A TRICE.
How a Clever Barroom Trickster Fleeced
"You see this dollar?" said one of a
company of men in front of a rosewood
bar in one of the leading hotels in Phil
adelphia, and be handed a dollar to one
of the group, who examined it and
passed it around among the company.
All decided that there was nothing unu
sual in its appearance unless is was coun
"No, it's not a counterfeit," said the
first speaker, "but I will let you take
that dollar, spin it on the bar. I will
turn my back, and will tell you whether
it turns head or tail."
"Impossible," said one of the doubt
ers, "unless you,'use a looking glass."
"No, I don't use anything, and I'll
bet you drinks I'll tell it every time."
"Done," said the doubter.
The man turned his back to the bar,
the coin was spun, and, as it settled, he
It was "heads."
"Make it three out of five times for
another round," said another of the
"Certainly," consented the stranger,
Again the coin was spun around and
"tails" was called. The third time it
turned "tails," and a third time the
"I can keep it up all night, gentle
men," he said smilingly.
The drinks were paid for and the
stranger. under the genial influence of
the liquor-and the urgent requests of the
"I don't often give my tricks away,
but it will leak out sooner or later. You
see. gentlemen, the coin on the 'head'
side is nicked very slightly by a knife,
the nicks being about an eighth of an
inch apart. The nicks are so small as
to be scarcely perceptible. When you
spin the coin, if it turns on the nicked
side it settles quickly, whereas on the
other side it slowly settles, taking twice
as long to 'die' as on the other side. By
the difference in sound, you see, I can
tell which side turns up, or, rather,
down. It's all told by sound."
The coin was handed around and spun
again, and what the stranger said proved
true, much to the delight of the group,
who were glad, apparently, as is usually
the case, to get hold of a trick which at
first seemed inexplicable.
"There, fix me a dollar that way,"
said one of the group, handing out the
money, and the other four requested a
like favor at the hands of the stranger,
who, taking out a penknife, obligingly
did as requested. Then, bidding
them a polite good night, he gracefully
retired, leaving the group spinning their
coins. Suddenly one of them picked up
his dollar, examined it, and quickly flung
iton the bar, the sound given out being
the unmistakable dull, dead sound of a
"Done for $5," said he, as he looked
ruefully at the door where the stranger
"Well, we've learned a trick well
worth a dollar," said another, philo
A ROMANTIC ELOPEMENT.
How Ed. Heilig Stole H Lady Love
from the Greensboro Female College.
DURHAM, N. C., August 29.-The
Globe has information concerning a ro
manitic elopement which took place at
the Greensboro, N. C., Female College
a few days ago. Ed. Heilig of Mt.
Pleasant, N. C., - was the suitor for the
hand of Miss Mattie - Kindley of the
same place. Objections seemed to have
been interposed by the young lady's
parents, who dispatched their daughter
off to a boarding school, hoping to
break off the attachment. Heilig went
to Greensboro, procured a ladder,
mounted to b.'s lady love's window, and
in the darkness of night carried her off
to Salisbury, where they were married.
The last Legislature of this State
granted this institution special police
powers for the prevention of such dis
turbances and making it a misdemeanor
to enter the grounds for the purpose of
interfering with or inducing any stu
dent to violate the rules of the institu
tion. As this is the first violation since
this enactment, it is thought that suit
will be instituted against young Heilig.
A QUABTEE OF A MILLION.
Is What a Columbia and Greenville En
gineer Comes in for by the Daath of an
Uncle of His Wife~.
It is not often that a freight train
leaves auy city with an engineer at the
throttle worth a quarter of a million of
Such was the case yesterday when
Engineer W. H. Dorsett drew out from
the Columbia and Grreenville yard with
the mornmng freight for Greenville.
Mr. Dorsett has filled the position of
engineer on the Columbia and Green
ville Railroad for some over a year past
and has made his home in Columbia
during that period. His wife, a Miss
Pope before marriage, is the daughter
of the late Superintendent Pope of the
Vaucluse cotton factory, and is a niece
of Mr. L A. Pope, who, as the owner of
extensive silk manufacturing business at
Paterson, N. J., amassed a large for
By the death of this uncle Mrs. Dor
sett falls heir to one-fourth of his for
tune, estimated at over one million of
dollars, as she is one of the four heirs;
among whom the estate of the deceased
is to be divided. Mrs. Dorsett yeste
day received n-otice of the bequest an'
sent on an acknowledgment of the receipt
of the information. Mr. Dorsett yesterday
received a telegram requesting him to
come on at once to attend to the busi
ness.--.C'olumbia Register, Augujest |d9.
A Young Man's Shocking Death.
Josiah Lliott, J1r., of Round 0, Colle
ton County, a young- man about 25 years
of age, met with a hori-ible death last
Monday. He left his home in the morn
ing andI camne to town for the par pose of
carrying a boiler to his father's place of
business, the conveyance being two tim
ber 'carts, an which the boiler was
placed, and lie with othe-rs started to
return home-. When passing out of
town he tied the sweap of the ceart, the
cart beinig reversed, to sonme poles on
which the boiler rested, and seated him
self on the boiler. He had beeni in this
position hut a few nminutes when the
rope with which the sweep was tied
broke and the sweep- flew over. and
struck him on his hack, hi-caking his
shoulder and ribs, and mnjr-ing him in
ternally, causing death in about half an
Valuable Discovery Near Pickens.
Colonel J. E. Hagood has had some
men at work in a mica mine necar this
place. and went out last Monday to see
how the work was progressing, when lo,
they had unearthed a valuable marble
quarry. Right under their feet was a
mine of untold wealth. The marible
taken out rivals in purity and texture
that of any of the famous quai-ries of
the East. It is whiter than that pro
duced by the famous Beaver Dam quar
ries near Baltimore, andl will compare
favorably with that put on the market
by the noted Proctor qu:trries of Ver
mont. Colonel Hagood says the supply
is almost inexhaustible~.-Pkens &en
Ertent of the Johnstown Calamity.
The full mnagnitudA of the calamity
at Johnstown has '>een carefully cal
colated. The losses in Pennsylvania
alone fro~m the floods of May 30 to June
1 amounted to $t0,000,000 and 6,500
lie - Phladerisiki pre.
. HOW IT CAME ABOUT.
The Way a Popular Play Was Written and
an Old Custom Revolutionized.
In "Leaves from a Dramatist's Diary," Dion
Boucicault relates how he came tg write one
of his most successful plays. It was toward
the close of 1859 that Boucicault entered into
an engagement with Misi Laura Keene to
perform five months at her theatre, the
Olympic, in New York He opened in "Jen
nie Deans," which me; with great success,
and was followed In time by "Vanity Fair,"
a comedy in three acts, which failed. Mr.
Boucicault, who writes his reminiscences in
the third person, so to speak, continues in
these words: "This work had been relied on
to carry the engagements prosperously to
the end of May; twelve weeks of disaster lay
ahead, in which all the profits of the season
and more, too, must inevitably disappear.
"Have you nothing-no subject, no play
half writtent Can you think of nothing to
replace this unlooked for collapse?" pleadel
"'1 have nothing,' replied Boucicault, 'ex
cepting a very poor sketch of "Little Dorrit,"
and another of "Bleak House," but let us
meet to-morrow and talk it out.'
"It was a bitter night, and the sleet, driven
by a northerly blast, lashed the author's face
as be turned up Broadway. A few doors fromi
the theatre a dim light in a cellar showel
that a thrifty little Italian, who sold chetap
publications and small stationery, invited the
belated pedestrian to buy a home made cigar.
His name was Brentano. Descending into
the den, where he knew he would find the
usual display of ten cent literature, Bouci
cault asked for two novels, over which he in
tended to spend the hours of the night. Bren
tano pointed to a shelf where a scanty row of
cheap novels represented his stock in trade;
from these the visitor selected a dozen at
nazard, and with the pockets of his overcoat
stuffed, he pushed his way through thi sleet
and darkness to Union square, near which he
resided. The following morning Miss Keene
receive: this letter:
".My Dsau Lw'a-l have It: I send yon sevi-u
steel engraLvings of scenes around Kiliarney Get
your sc.ua painter to work on them at u:xe. I
aiso s-ua.l a book of lri:;h mekdies. with tb-.
marked I ,esin, haker to score fur the ort.hestra
I shall read act one of my new Irish play on Fri
day; we rehearse that while I am writing the see
ond, which will be ready on Monday; and we re
hearse the second while I am doing the third. We
can get the play out within a fortnight.
"Yours, D. B.
"Among the books picked up at Brentano's
was, happily, 'The Collegians,' by Gerald
Griffin. Throwing it aside Boucicault evolved
'The Colleen Bawn.' These incidents may
appear too trivial for such particular record.
but these results will be seen to have a signal
importance. The least important was the
revolution effectel by this play in what may
be termed the Irish drama and the represen
tation of Irish character. But the adven
tures of the Colleen Bawn in England will
be seen to have contributed mainly to a fun
damental change in theatrical affairs
throughout the world. In September, 15G:),
it was produced in London at the Adelphi
theatre, and its success enabled Mr. Bouci
eault to carry out the plans he had vainly
endeavored to put into operation in 1852. He
refused to allow the 'Colleen Bawn' to be
played on royalty or fees. He engaged four
comedians, Mr. John Drew, Mr. Sloane, Mrs.
Slnaneand Mrs. Hudson Kirby, and instruct
ed them in the principal characters. He of
fered the play as the star, supported by this
group of American comedians. He expe
rienced much resistance on the part of man
agers in the provincial theatres, but at last
his terms were accepted, the play became the
thing and the author received half the gross
receipts. A second and a third company
were organized and sent out.
"In the following year he sent out 'The
Streets of London,' and in 185 he sent out
three companies with 'Arrah-na-Pogue.'
The leading dramatic authors, perceiving
the very large profits accruing from this new
method, began to secede from the Dramatic
Authors' society, and to follow the nnw
method, under which the name of the author
of the play was starred and his importance
recognized. The provincial theatres became
so overrun with these new companies that
managers proposed to the authors to send
out, not groups, but entire companies of
comedians. By such means the mnanamers
could dispense with local companies ato
gether. This suggestion was accepted, and
thus 'stock companies' were swept away.
"At a meeting of the French dramatists
and composers, held in Paris in 1866, Mr.
Boucicault described this new methods of
arvesting the provincial theatres. The
shrewd andl practical Frenchmen adopted
the idea at once. But It was not until after
172 that the United States finally gave up
stock companies and adopted the new sys
A Small FamIly.
An old lady cff 75 or more met an acquaint
ance in a Boston horse car, and imparted to
her the information that she was intending
to start shoi-tly for California. "My only
daughter lives out there," added the old lady.
"and I want to be with her. You know I'm
Moro surprising even than this woman's
case was that of a "contraband" who came
into the Federal lines in North Carolina, in
1803. Hie reported himself to the officer of
the day, and the following dialogue ensued:
"What's your name?"
"My name's Sam."
"No, sah, not Sam Watt; I'se just Sam."
"What's your other name ?"
"I hasn't got no oder name, sah! I'se
"What's your master's name?"
"I'se got no mass now-massa runned
away. Yah! yah l I'se free now."
"Well, what's your father's and your'
"I'se got none, sah-neber had none. I'ne
just Sam-ain't nobody else."
"Haven't you any brothers and sistersP"
"No, sah-neber had none-no brudder, no0
sister, no fader, no mudder, no massa! Noth
in' but Sam. When you see Sam you see all
dere is of us. "-Youth's Companion.
Uses of the Phonograph.
The phonograph seems destined to play an
important part in the future, and It is being
utilized in all sorts of ways, both "useful and
ornamental." If half of what the inventors.
claim for it comes true, the children of the
near future are going to have some wonder
ful toys. Inventors are now at work on a
long li.-t of nursery wonders, in all of which
the new mxechanismn.is to be the main featu're.
Te phonographic doll will talk, laugh, cry
and sing like a human being. Noah's ark
will contain a drove of neighiug, braying,
lowing, barking. igewing, hissing, cackling
creatures that will rival a menagerie. The
song notes of flue singing birds hav e beenu
preserved on metal slips and the results com
bind, so that one may have a papier mache
canary which will require no attention arid
which wvill sing with many tues the volunie
and at many times the length of any birdl
that ever lived. Mothers, too, have the prom
se of a phonographic cradle, at the bend "?
which the wonderful me~hanism is placedi that
will sing sweet lullabies by the hour to tihe
fretful infant, soothing It and its tired parent
to sleep at the same time.--Frank Leslie'
Stealing Democratic Thunder.
The St. Louis 6tlobe-Demnoc-rat, the
leading Republican paper West of the
Mississippi River, in an editorial article,
under the caption "The Tariff Out of
Politis," says: "The Republicans have
n opportunity to take the tariff out of
politics and keep it out for the next
ozen years at least. They can do this
by making an honest, intelligent revision
af the customs schedules, coupled with
suh a modification of the internal taxes
a the people desire, or as soundt( con
iervative potlicy dictates.' This is ex
ectly the position assumed by thn' plat
Form of the national Demnoern:ey m.~ the
Last campaign. for which the' party was
lenounced os the advocate of.- fre
~rade. But the concession is inevitabhle,
nd io the Democratic par'ty is duec all
:he credit of the battle foir tariff refornm.
A mnan named Jones in Kansas, who
s widely known as "Buffalo" Jones, has
Ievoted twenty years to the study anti
earing of buffalo calves, and has an
mmense range in Utah atnd one in Kan
as from which lhe supplies parks and
rivate individuals. He says thlat his
arge, fine brutes are free from the dec
ected appar-ance noterd in circns ani
M iv rxr3r , S. C.
A GRADED SCHOOL FOR BOYS AND GIRLS.
Twenty-Second Session Begins Monday, September 2, 1889.
REV. '1'. J. ROOKE, MRS. E. C. ALSBROOK.
hiss Marie Graves, of Virginia, a skilled and experienced teacher of Music
and Art has been employed as assistant
Thorough instruction given in Hebrew, German, Greek, French. Latin,
Book-keep ing, Calisthenics, and Kindergarten. (No extra charge)
The Department of vocal and instrumental Music will receive careful and
systematic attention Special attention will be given to Reading, Spelling,
Singing, English Composition, Penmanship, and Drawing
The Department of Fine Arts will include Charcoal and Crayon sl-etching,
Water and Oil Painting, Lustra, Kensington, and[ other ornamental work.
The school is non-sectarian. Boarding pupils are required to attend Sun
day-school and Church at least once every Sabbath.
'he most approved text books are used. The blackb.>ard is leetlied an es
sential in the class room. The meaniiny of an author is invariably required of
each pupil. In all work done, in whatever department, and whaitever the ex
tent of iground covered, our motto shall always be Tmoo)r-GHNF.s. To this end
we shall require that every lesson be brneed, if not in time for the cliss ree
tation, then elsewhere. No real progress can be made s") long as the pupil' is
allowed to go on from day to day reciting only half perfect lessons.
TERiMS PER MONTH OF FOUR WEEKS.
Priuary Dep:rt'ment (3 years' course),................. . $1.00, $1.5), and $2.0
Intrtiediate Department (2 years' course) .... ............... .... . ... :(
Hight-r D--particmit (" years' course),...........................$3.00, :mit 3.50
o.ll egiate -epartmient (3 years' course),.....................$41.0), ail .'0
Musie, i nidng use of instrument............................. ..--- - -.
Painting and I irawing,.................................... .... ... .)
(ontingenLt Fee. per session of 5 months, in avance,................. - - . .
Board, per mnti...... .. .............................. ..... . (()
hoard frot Monday to Friday- (per month),............................. .1:0
Before deciding to what school to send your children consider the superior
advantages of the Acadanuy for a thorough business education andt Ietra
tion for 'olleges and Universities.
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Manufacturers and Dealers in
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boat, Machinists', Engineers' and Mill Supplies.
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