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A RATTLING WATCH.'--ThQmas
Steen, the well-known auctiooor
of this eity, saw an advertisement
in a respectable Western agricult
ral paper which stated that the pro
prietors of the 'Fireside Journal',
published in New York, had pur
chased 25,000 watches from vari
ous pawnbroker shops, and that
for three dollars and a half the
Journal would be sent for 1 year
and one of the watches would be
thrown in. A colored man who
wiorks for Mr. Steen wanted a
watch, and Mr. Steen sent a P. 0.
order for the amount named. A
month elapsed and nothing was
heard from the Journal. Mr. Steen
corresponded -with lie proprietors
Of the newspaper which published
the advertisment, got a written
guarantee from the New York post
olive that the money had been paid
over to the journal and wrote to
the prol)rictors of that sheet, who
denied having received the money,
the duplicate order proving the
payment was sert to them. The
other (lay the watch came, but it
is such a meni one that Mr. Steen
was hamod to give it to the col-'
()red man and returned him the!
money from his pocket, T1e
watch in question is a 'rattler.' It
is open fahee, the crystal revolves
with faci lity , and wenII the insA6t rut -
miit is shaken its works rattle and
areT (ieci(edl y loose, therefore thef
watch is dubbed a rattle. The two
hands are Iure brass an(d tlh case
(f Some whie metal whuich is not.
silver. Tle thin(r 'oes,' but the
4ime it keeps has not yet been de
termilined. Mr. Steenl sayvs he is
sat isfied witI his -exper~ielnce' anid
declares that this is all le has got
t) show for his money. w cop
I(,; Of the pa per have coie. Green
-The theory that consumption
iS contagious has been laugh Ied at,
but some sti-iking confiimatory ev
1 ( h1 a IITs beml n1 I thIered by ihe
BrhIi shi1~ Mei(cal Ass~oci ation, which
Eaus b~een inq(uirin~g inito the exper1i
enlees of p~hysicians in this dir'et
ilon. (Only abou)1t 100 of mforo1 thani
A.0 dO)(octorS's who repiliedI ven1tur
eJ to delareh' theirt dlisbelief ini the:
t han half ol themi were unfpreparedl
to) expre'ss ani opinion0 eitherCI wayv.
But 2h I dkeiled p)ositively that
they~ hadl kniown cases where the
one1( perhison to another, andl~ i e a
birge~2 unmber' of cases where it~ was
kino-nu that thei was 1no hered~it a
ry taint ini the failyi1 ofthe person
';at(ching thes disease. The gr'eat
hi njority of these victims were' t he!
h ubndls or' wives of conisumpi 1t
i es, andi~ maniy othersi' had been
imr ses of the sick persous. Tw Io
or . tee i nstaneos'C are giLven whei re
lni(atedl to three, four' anid five p.er
onIs, oneC aftecr a notheor. TIhe m )ed -
i('ai association (1oes not v entur'e
to aisser1t thatt this data aibsoluitely
lpoves thie conitagioUuness of tuber
(Iulosis ; it is, ho wever. a strj~o
(vidlence in favor' of the belief thatt
tihe bacilli or' germs dIiscovered( by!
l()Qlb are the cau se anid not the re
THE SEEDss WATERMELON.
A writer in the Talahassee Flori
dian says: 'It may be a natter of
interest to your many readers to
know how to produce tho seedlews
watermelon. As soon as the vine
has attained the length of 3 feet or
more, place under it, about mid
way the vine, the amount of con
post you would put in a hill, to do
which it is best to excavate the
earth, and bring to a level with
good compost. Place the vine over
this, and cover to a sufficient depth
to prevent drying, leaving out as
much as possible of the bud. As
soon as it has taken root cut it loose
from the parent stem. If' there
should be a bloom, or bloom bud,
before it takes root in the place of
seeds, thero will be white pulps,
but uone afterward..,
WILL READ EvrHER, WA Y. -OUrF
young friends have heard of palin
dromes-word3 or lines that read
and spell the same backward as
forward. 'T'le following sentences,
printedI in) London Trth5imlply
make sense read word by word
either way :
'Solon i 1 had vast tieast r -es
silver and gol-things precious.
I lppy antId rich ad 11(1 wise was lie.
FaithI'flly ser've I lie (od.
'She sits laanenting') sadly, often
too much alone.
'Manl i ) noble and geneous of
ten, bu1t Soiletimlies vail anid cow
arefulbv hoiled e g . are good
and palatable.,'-Youtls Comip 'aii
- -i1 w p1 ubSerillpt ions- -arto
alway.; paid in advamucee-thait is; to
car if t lhe su1bscrilber1 Ioes, L.ot i t
the publisherPs are obliged to, as
the paper' dlerIs, the printer, thie
type fouindlrs, the ilnk lers, thle;
prss mn, the hudlords and oth
er-S w~ ill 114t wait ( r 1their pay Un
til the next N (arexyiros. We leave
the deAliquent subscriber to finish
this item to Suit hiself.-- KLowee
1:oy1d,' wh1o at the outbrea~Nk of t he
rebhellionm wasi .15 yea&rs of age, is
thme matrionly wife of C'oh. Jolhn
llanun~m'oid, of Te'cxas, who dwells
on a ranchi neiar San Antonia . Ile
was~ one of St onewall .Jackson'
sconts ini Virginia. She was, as
mayU be remiembered,~ ni shed to
Eurlope. She has -1 chiildre'Qn.
-.1t is salid there is a\ color'ed
woman ii1iving near Snapinag Shoals,
who is 110 years old. Ilel huts
band, Wih) is no0w deadl, was thmoughit
to. be 120 yearis ohld wvhen hio died.
-A wise man ought to hope for
the best , be preptlaredl for t he worst,
and hear' with eqlulanimity wh~atev
er luay happlen. -
*-A-\. tritty(V Clored muan near
Santtile, S. C., has bought 4 Jer'
seys, for which lie paid $1I,000.
--St rawbcerries in the Atlanta
market at *40c. per quart.
-Whe a mani's coat is thlread
bare it is easy to pick a hole in it.
--uir e for TH'IE M1ESSENG1~lt
f. F. ANSEL, J. It. NEWTON
'reenville, S. C. Pickens S. 0
ANSEL & NEWTON,
AXtorneys at Law,
PICKENS C. H., S. C.
C. E. ROHN3ON,
I'iekens, S. C.
J. T. NIX, J.J. NIX,
11reenville. S. C. Hlampton, S.C.
gix, Robinson & Nix,
Attorneys aind C(oinsellors at Law.
PICKENS C. 11., S. (1.
Will pictie ino all the Courts of the
s5talte, and of the Un1ited States.:
All busine.s shall receive prompt
'I'(). W'. TA YLO. .1 Al F1S P. CA lUY.
TAYLOR & (A"RY,
46..ttorneys3r at xLaw.,7
PICKENS C. II., S. C.
ADAM C. WELBORN,
oulls ell1o' at Law,
(;EENVI1., S. C.
1i S . (Cou/s.
(1 tie s n ('ev land0 ti) lk vr ItSa
Xel's (h Hing I .ouse.
Nov .';i ly
C .,Y I:.. U. . ELD.
1i I F F'T f, Iid ~ I'A, 11,.. ee4s.',111
A S A A4Nl'llS AND
COUNSIELLORS AT LAW,
G 1t1EENVN I , . S. c.
6% C d~b.
ivet. C\ilt or/s. llL~~
op t 0111 teti o to a.l) l III busi n s,
i O li-e ino IL' w 1 1 ng. "(3t
C. P R U N10 N,
A Aso \l.\(;NSll (iuEN 1i.IN
1in4t recivd Wih-ihoping in a'.o
(i el you atI pics o i the Se 1 st
mI;A& :i. le ink aloia Agten .f or~ u th(
wie hima ri o the )11CSeOl Sea Fow~ 1
iUAN andlow mae bl of ctn t
WVOI( :1~TOie 041I1' ltlOt
TermhDC To~1( iusutre a Colt, $25 00,
For t he Season, 20 00
S.~t'(I C.Prheo IreC
J. A COOK,
I- C) TI H R
GOODS, &C., &C.,
(GREENVILLE, S. C.
call on me and exainine tlw
,'Excelsior Cook Stoe"
before you buy elsewhere.
Y>/nare aid .11ouse Pur
;i/ding Goods al s//ort-crop
prrIs. -r zs t3
At Wholesale, Cheaper than the
PACIF C GUA 0
DISSOIAE) 11RONE Acid
ISA AC WILL1AMS
JS1((ity, 8. C.
( I V\E me- a eall, andl get prices.
I will be_ I lease-il .*( servall i11o
;(hIf frioluis- ol the Paeitie Gu'lain)
See tue at I he l Warelhul ou Eai
etnl of the Dpot.
Feb 22--- 1 f
EASLEY, S. C.
CM N ONE, COE11.1 ALI
N )D furnish voir I oses ill elegaat
solivi (or4 yofo i ISilunune r wit hIt.'e I ail
Uin0 4of dleal, MaIr , .
reuz. 'ablIus, Chair , Iocker,
e ,& . e A enieral
of Lluid.-cape chromno, inl 22x30 inch
frames, chordl, &c., all reUyfor hall'.
ing-4 on thle walls. Al4'>, on unill, a lin'e
i t 11rI a ph .ran II%. a t : t .II
t. A1as2 nh-If aflllneo
I ND0 RlCTKilC', S PP'l.s
Caskt a nl , (cl s, sie ain t s ys
Ipon 21tmes.Clin rnnyli