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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. 1I boyhood they had
jamnied the same cat's head into
the same 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 thea 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
night, 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 while 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
then thus suspended about ten
feet from the floor. They then
locked the door outside and retir
At 3 a n Judge Carter woke with
that species of thirst which usual
ly comes after Kentucky punch and
technically known as 'hot coppers.'
Leaping lightly out of bed to 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 up and
through the darkness and called:
"Eh?-um ?-what?" The Judge
"I've fallen through a trap !" yel
led the now frightened Judge, "get
up and light a candle !"
"Where are you ?" asked .Judge
Carter, sleepily, framing his opih
ion that his honorable brother was
"Down here; fell through a trap !
Don't get out on my side of the
"All right 1" 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
dered. 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
discovered the bed, climbed into it,
and got warm enough to talk the
There were recently two temper
ance societies started under glori
ous auspices. The headquarters
of one is at Selma, and~ the other
-Love is blind. That is why
sonimany yonng like best to court
Wno CAN TzL?-SOme years
ago there was a young man phy si
cian 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 lingeted for
long days and then died. 'On'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 drawin
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 our
vive the one it loved so well.
4kWHAT A BoY WON'T Do.-A
boy won't smokehis father's cigars
when the box is kept in a burglar
proof safe and none of the 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 diress and
there is snow on the g-oun(d
He won't eat pie, if tli pantry
door is locked
He won't tie a tin can to a cat's
tail, if there is a dog handy.
He won't go in Swiiming whenI
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 hoo'y
when school is out. In fact, a boy
that is a boy won't do anything he
ought not to (do, uniless he gets a1
good chance and "nobody's look
-Mrs. Francis Stegall, aged 70!
years, died in Goose Creek Town
ship, near Mouroe, N. C., a few~
days ago. On her death-bed she
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 residIents had ever heard of any
suspicious circumstances 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 comnplains 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-op~pera
Lion when the' dogsology is being
I7ote for wIVhc
But wben in need of Pure OLD RT
key, PEACH or APPLE and FREP
GER BEER, PORTER, &c., come,
W Orders from abroad pro
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EASLEY, S. C.'*
FOR THE NEXT FORTY DPAYS
ROBINSON) & WYATT
EASLEY, S. C.,
Will sell at the LO)WEST tigiires,
the remainder of their Fall
andl Winter stock of goods,
Not ons, O lothing, i.
-uid G roce'rs' Drugs, in order to make
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W~e keep constantly on hantd a full
line of choice Groceries. Tlob~aceo, &c.
Give us a call and we will he sure
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S. 'IM. S32TIJDE'E,
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i the City. aug 15
M. F. ANSEL, J. H. NEW'TOX
Greenville, S. C. Pickens S. C.
ANSEL & NEWTON,
.Attorneys at Law,
PICKENS C. H., S. C.
C. H. ROBNusoN,
Picken, S. C.
J. T. NIX, J.J. NIX,
Greenville, S. C. Hlamipton, S.C.
Nix, Robinsou & Nix,
Attorneys and Counsellors at Law.
PICKENS C. H., S. C.
Will practice in all the Courts of t he
State, and of the United States.
All business shall receive prompt
Ets. W. TAYLOR. .IAMES P. CARY.
TAYLOR & CARY,
.ttor:nees at Law,
PICKENS C. H., S. C.
Dec I 1-y
ADAM -C. WELBORN,
Counsellor at Law,
GRE ENIVIfLLE, S. C.
.1ratzices h the Start and(
U. S. Coutrts.
Olie It, Cleveland IBlock, overIaa
Weil' Clothing House.
A. BLYTHE. W. 1). MAYF11--L..
BLYTHE & MAYFIELD,
COUNSELLORS AT LAW,
GREENVILL1E. S. C.
ITractices~ in the 6state a1mt(
U. S. Courts.
Prompt attention to all hue~iness.
Offleet ini Law Rang~e.
C. P. RUNlON,
Easley, S. C.,
Still "The Leader of Low P'ries
H AS A MAGNIFICENTI 1IN11J
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