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Fell Through a Trap.
Judge William Carter, of Sheb
oygan, and Judge Casweil Marks,
of Selma, were both natives of Lex
ington, Ky. Io boyhood they had
jammed the same cat's head into
the some milk pitcher, stolen
peaches from the same tree, got
trounced by the same farmers,
were otherwise enviously intimate
friends, afterwards chums at col
lege and then errand boys in the
same office. Later in life they
parted and rose to sublime honors
in their seperate places. Last Jan
uary they met for the . first time
since their parting, in Lexington,
and brewed a convival bowl in
honor of the event. About mid
ight, full of affection and enthu
siasm, they retired in the same
bed. It was a huge affair, stand
ing in the middle of the room and
capable of being drawn up by ropes
to the ceiling while0 the room was
being cleaned. It was a very cold
night and they placed their cloth
ing upon the foot of the bed. Just
after they fell asleep four friends
entered softly, drew the bed by the
ropes nearly to the ceiling, and left
them thus suspended about ten
feet from the floor. They then
locked the door outside and retir
At 3 a m Judge Carter woke with
that species of thirst whiclh usual
ly comes after Kentucky punch and
technically known as 'hot coppers.'
Leaping lightly out of bed fn get
the ice pitcher, he went whirling
down ten feet, alighting with a
soul-stirring thump on all fours.
There was a long and painful
pause. Then he peered tip and
through the darkness and called:
"Eh?-um?-what ?" The Judge
"I've fallen throuli a trap !" yel
led the now frightened Judge, "get
up and light a candle !"
"Where are you ?" asked ~Judge
Carter, sleepily, framing his opili
ion that his honorable brother was
"Down here; fell through a trap !
Don't get out on1 my side of the
"All right I" And Judge Marks,
springing out on his own side, turn
ed three somersaults and landed on
his back. Both were now convinc
ed that they were in a bad den of
thieves, and perhaps would be mnr
decred. The jokers had closed the
heavy wooden shutters so that no
light could enter, and removed the
The Judges groped around' on
their hands and knees, nearly fro
zen to death, and only at day break
discove red the bed, climbed into it,
and got warm enough to talk the
There were recently two temper
ance societies started under glori
ou's auspices. The headquarters
of one is at Selma, and~ the other
-Love is blind. That is why
80onmany young like best to court
Wno CAN TrLL?--SOme years
ago there was a young man ph3 si
eran in Texas who was loved by all
on account of his gentle, loving dis
position. Among his more hum
ble, but not less devoted admirers
was a mocking bird that had been
born and raised in his garden. The
bird took the greatest fancy to
him, and when he returned home
in the evening it would hop round
his front steps and then fly to a
tree near by and sing for hours at
a time. The bird appeared to be
in an ecstacy of delight, whenever
the doctor was at home. Finally
the yellow fever broke out here, and
among otheri, the doctor was
stricken down. He lingered for
long days and then died. TOn'tho
night before his death the watch
ers by his bedside had their atten
tion attracted by the mournful, sob
bing notes that the "doctor's bird"
(as they called it) uttered through
out the night. The next day the
doctor died, and that night the
bird was silent. After the funeral
the family opened the room to air
it, and when the bed was drawn
aside the first thing seen was the'
mocking bird lying at the head of'
the bed, dead. How it got there
no one knew, but there it was.
dead, as though it could not sur
-ive the one it loved so well.
WATrA BoY WON'T Do.-A
boy won't snokehis father's cigars
when the box is kept in a burglar
proof safe and none of thi stumps
are left lying around loose.
He won't pour a nest of red ants
down his little sister's back if the
latter wears a high neck dress and
there is snow on the ground
He won't eat pie, if the pantry
door is locked
Hie won't tie a tin can to a cat's
tail, if there i. a dog handy.
le won't go in swimming when
his mother tells him not to if skat
ing is good.
He won't play marbles for keeps
when he is busted, suck eggs when
the nest is empty, nor play hoovy
when school is out. In fact, a boy
that is a boy won't do anything he
ought not to do, unless he gets a
good chance and "nobody's look
-Mrs. Francis Stegall, aged 70'
years, died in Goose Creek Town
ship, near Monroe, N. C., a few
days ago. On her death-bed shel
confessed having murdered her
husband by pouring moulten lead
in his ear. 30 years ago her hus
band, while on a drunken spree
died suddenly, but no foul play
was ever suspected. None of the
old residents had ever heard of any
supcin circumistances in con -
nection with the affair. Mrs. Ste
gall never married, but lead a rath
er solitary life. She made the
confession to a clergyman.
-The editor of a northern Tex
as paper complainsl that dogs fol
low their masters to church, and
howls while the singing is going on.
Possibly the intelligent animal sees
the propriety of their co-oppera
Lion when the dlogsology is being
Tote for uVh(
But when in need of Pure OLD R)
key, PEACH or APPLE and FREI
GER BEER, PORTER, &c., cone,
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july 1 1-ly
FOR THE NEXT FORTV DAYs
ROBINSON & WYATT
EASLEY, S. C.,
Will sell at the LO)WEST tignlres,
the remainder of their Fall
and Winter stock of goods,
Harmd wa1r(e, (G rOCeriies,
-umd G rocers Drugs, in order to make
room for tireir
We keep conistanitly oni hand a full
line of choice Groceries. Tlobaleo,) &c.
Give us a call and we will he sure
to sell to youm if low prices are dlesiredI.
G reenmville, S. C.,
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> you (Pleaise.
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n the City. aug 15
M. F. ANSEL, J. H. NEWTON
Greenville, S. C. Pickens S. C.
ANSEL & NEWTON,
A4ttorneys at Law,
PICKENS C. H., S. C.
C. H. ROBINSON,
Pickeni', S. C.
J. T. NIX, J.J. NIX,
Greenville, S. C. HaNipton, S.C.
Nix, Robinsou & Nix.
Attorneys and Counsellors at Law.
PICKENS C. -1., S. C.
Will practice in all the Courts of the
State, and of the United States.
All business shall receive prompt
JIn 2--1 v
sE. W. TAYLOR. -.u S e. CARY.
TAYLOR & CARY,
.ttorneys at Law,
PICKENS C. H., S. C.
Dec 1 -ly
ADAM C. WELBORN,
Counsellor at Law,
GREENVILTE, S. C.
Practices in the State andt
U. S. Courts.
Oflice I Cleveland Block, over ls-aac
Weil', Clothing, House.
A. BLYTHE. W. 1). MAYFIMIA.1>
BLYTIE & MAYFIELD,
COUNSELLORS AT LAW,
GREEN VILL1E. S. C.
P'ractces~ in th~e State ai
U.~ S. Courts.
Pr'ompt attention to all bau~aie.
Offlee~ in [Law Itangve.
C. P. RUNION,
Easley, S. C.,
Still "Te Leader of Low Pries
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will sell yott at prices to suit the (.'rosT
TIMES. lHe is also the Agent for the~
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Also, RuslS(l Ciocs Dis
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phate and Premiumn Guano.
Giv'e him~ a trial on' thle Seai FowlI
UUANO andII 'mke a bale'of cott on to
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