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. THE MYSTERIES OF A DAY
C'UHIOUS TII1NUH THAT ARE WOR.
THY OF MKNTION IN THE PAPEUM. j
Which Died First??A Mischievous How?
The < J re at Navlc*- \ Hbnrp Mubnrriber
, Did Not Kscapo?'The Inland Scam lite.
"Policeman Burke, of New London,
while pacing his bout very early on the
morning, of. the 4th, saw in the darkness
two slowly and dimly burning lights in
front of a doorway. That these lights
were part of an infernal machine, which
they only wanted time to sot off, was at
once the profound conviction of Policeman
Burke. But ho was equal to the
emergency. Getting a long pole, he
managed to lift the machine from the
doorway, carry it to the town watering
trough, and plunge it into the water.
The lights went out with a faint hiss,
? and then, after the machine had well
soaked, the faithful officer carried it to
the police station and laid it on the sergeant's
desk. There it stood, with the
water dripping from the charred cads
of two sticks of incense, which had been
stuck into a larcre sweet' potato, which
served the double purpose of incense
and bouquet holder, a bunch of itnmor4-n
i. -i. i_ ^ i i i -
1/CI1CS UUHlg HIUCK. IUIU Hie pULlllO UCtxveen
the sticks. The infernal machine
was but the offering of a devout Chii
: ? uese, wlio^had patriot ically placed it on
' his laundry stpop in honor of the New
Year's'Day of the Celestial Empire.
The mysterious murder of James L.
Wilson and his wife Clarissa, at Winnetka,
III., in February, 1884, was
brought before the public again by a
bill tiled in the Supoiior Court, by William
H. Talbot, of Boston, Mass., who
is Mrs. Wilson's nephew. The papers
ask for the partition, or sale of the personal
estate of Mrs. Wilson, together
with certaiu town lots iu Fremont,
Tazewell county, 111., and all her real
estate in Digh^on, Bristol county, Mass.
Mrs. Wilson had devised her property
to her husband, but it is claimed that
there is no existing evidence proving
that James L. Wilson survived his wife,
so as to take under her will. For this
reason it is claimed that the bequests
and legacy lapsed, and that the property
devised and bequeathed to husband
descended to the heir-at-law of the testatrix,
Just, as if -no will had been made
by her. - James L. Wilson's will devised
his property to several members
of his family. An attempt will now be
mado to ascertain vhether Mr Wilsou
died at the same time or subsequent to
uis wuo's demise.
M. Naudin expresses the opinion concerning
the proposed Algerian inland
sea, that to fill with water the shallow
basins of that region would be equivalent
x to reproducing in Algeria all the
evil features of a series of mj'-shes?an
opinion held also by many eminent men
of science. The deepest would, it is
admitted, not exceed eighty feet in
depth, and the whole coast line would
be bo shallow as to -be but little else
tban a marshy bank, which, under the
influence of a tropical sun for eight
months of the year, would, doubtless,
become a focus which would dovelop
and distribute all the evils of malaria.
An examination of' the region between
Biskra and ' the Gulf of Gabes, by competent1
engineers, shows that the project
if carried out according to the
plan contemplated, would necessitate
the removal of 20,000,000 cubic metres
of sand. .
Last fall Peter A. Weast, of Streator,
lilt, shot and killed Thomas H. Parks. a
wealthy merchant, because of the intimacy
between Parks and Mrs. "Weast.
He was sentenced to three years' con- !
finement in the State prison. Last
week his little six-year-old trirl died, '
and Gov. Oglesby granted Weast permission
to attend her funeral. According
to the local newspaper fully 1,500 ;
persons assembled at the hotel to meet
him. He received a veritable ovation, 1
over 600 people, among whom were the '
Mayor, city officials, prominent mer- I
chants and prominent ladies, visiting
him and shaking hands with him in his 1
room. The church where the funeral
was preached, one of the largest in the 1
city, was filled to overflowing, Bcveral 1
hundred: waitinir outside in thi? bitter 1
cold unfil the services were over, and
then following the remains to the ceme- (
tery. V 1
Andrew Carnegie. the Pittsburgh j
multi-millionaire, began his'career as a ,
messenger boy in the office of the. late ,
Col. Thomas A. Bcott, and afterward be- ,
came an operator in the telegraph de- i
partment of the Pennsylvania railroad, i
He was an expert sound reader, and one 1
day when on a locomotive near the tele- (
graph, office at Altoona he heard the ,
news come that a train had split in two
on a sharp grade a few miles away, and
that -part of the train was coming along ,
like lightning. Carnegie told the engineer
of a passenger train which was
waiting on the track which the fugitive
train would pass over. There was just
time enough to switch off the passenger
train before the runaway came rattling,
Your Connecticut man is usually .
sharp at a bargain when he gives his
mind to it. A Watcrbury weekly news- ,
Tmn?>r mndo #B*?i?arioKi? -i
_ ?g Mtk a?|f Utldl/IV i u IV IV UltiH^C
f 1 caah down for a year's subscription,
C'' . and $1.30 when the subscriber was in
arrears. One subscriber was three
weeks behind when he went to renew
his subscription the other day. He
offered his dollar, and wm told that .
g,- $1.25 was the price. f^I'll stop my J
. paper," said the subscriber.' "Here arc.
twelve ccnts I owe you for the three pa- i
pers." After the editor &ad pocketed J
the twelve ccnts the subscriber handed
out the same dollar and said he guessed
til: he'd ftibscribc for a year. lie saved <
. just thirteen cents by the operation. He
??is 75 years old. i
Awornisft storyof feeling in an arapu- i
tatod limb comes from Byron, N. Y.
Four weeks ago Dr. Townsend amputated
Mrs. Willi am Qoodliff's log just
below the knee. The leg was buried,
|r;v; .*and the patient was getting well all
tight, except that she constantly com- i
Wplained that a corn on her departed foot
pained' her excessively. After three
treeks of this kind of suffering, her hi?pmp:
band dug up the buried member, and
found a bandage remained. bound
5v<:>' tightly around the toes, on one of .which
was the corn. Ho removed the band
ago, buried the member in an easy and
comfortable position, and sinco then
Mrs. Goodliff lias had no trouble with
that foot or corn.
Mu. Philip D. Armour, the great
pork man, is a very generous man. A
clergyman one day asked him for $110 to
relieve a poor woman whose new-born
baby was lying nakod in her one room
where there was neither fire nor food.
The money was at once handed to the
parson, who afterward returned it with
a note saying that he had "discovered
that the woman was of ill repute and
the child was the result of sin." Mr.
Armour at once sent word to Mrs. Armour,
who gave the starving mother
and child ample assistance, while her
husband stamping with rage, shouted
to his clerk : "If that scoundrel comes
in here again throw him out!"
Prisoners in the Benton, Mo., jail
the other night thought that they had
a good chance to escape. Thcv sprung
one of the doors at the bottom, enough
to permit the smallest of them, John
Rine, to crawl through. He then
climbed to the attic over the cells, and
hid until the jailer locked up. Then
he came down, pried open an outer
door, and was free. The plan was for
him to get tools, and come back and
liberate his fellows. But the night was
so intensely cold that it was not long
betorc Rine was back without the tools.
begging the jailer to put him in his
cell before he froze to death.
Greenvim.k, Pa., boasts about Mrs.
Magdalen Miller, who is 90 years old
and the mother of twelve children. She
has also had fifty-one grandchildren.
When young she was as vigorous as a
man and could shoulder three bushels
of wheat. During the graveyard insurance
craze she was insured for over
$100,000, and has outlived all the companies.
She is yet so hale and hearty
that she can go through the snow for
some miles on foot. She has smoked
tobacco for more than seventy years.
Touookakixo ought at once to become
a favorite sport with the deaf, if
the experience of Charles A. Moidton,
of Stanstead, Canada, is worth anything.
Dashing down the hill, his toboggan
upset, and he was thrown head
first into a Leap of snow and dirt piled
alongside of the slide. "When he recovered
consciousness he found that he
could hear sounds with his left ear, in
which he had been deal for eleven years.
The next day he heard distinctly with
that ear and has had perfect hearing
In order to settle the question as to
the proper treatment for persons who
have been frozen, Dr. Laptcliinkski has
made a series of very careful experiments
on dogs. He found that of 20
animals treated by the method of
gradual resuscitation in a cold room,
14 perished; of 20 placed at once in a
warm room, eight died, whde 20 put
immediately into a hot bath recovered
quickly and without accident.
Tiik English navy consists of 24G vessels
and 57,2o0 enlisted men, that of
France of 802 vessels and 39,G05 men,
that of Russia of R78 vessels and 28,975
men, and that of Spain 124 vessels and
men Tlw> I'nitnrl fttotno
? . v ....... A >av> v/ taivv/vt K.HUUV.O 11(1 Y V
is not quite so corpulent. .
Why Gen. Hancock Died Poor.
A New York letter says: Surprise is
expressed that Gen. Hancock did not
leave a larger estate behind him. but he
was ger >us to a fault, and he had
many call* upon his charity. Jt was the ,
heavy cross of his life, that his twin
brother, for thirty years resident of a
distant "Western city, hud disappointed
his expectations, lost his ambition and
sunk into a living death His brother
,.?o u iiinjti, uuu ui luu niu^i iv-iuianc
in the Northwest, clearing from >\.5,000
to $20,000 a year by his practice, when
lie fell a victim to his love for good
company and good cheer. He went
Jowu from his high position like a
rocket, and for the last fifteen years has
been entirely supported by his brother,
the General. Thjjre is a touching little
bit of romance connected wif.h this sad
story. The lawyer was in his prime, a
magnificent-looking man, and became
engaged to the beautiful daughter of a
lady in whose house he boarded. The
engagement began twenty-two. years
ago. But the lady saw danger ahead,
and she refused to marry her ardent and
handsome wooer until he would forswear
the flowing bowl and show himself
a thoroughly reformed man. He
still lives in the same house, and the
lady is there, too, and still unwedded.
She is true to her love; but is equally
true to her promise, and while she tenierly
cares for the man she loves and
mourns, she knows that her life ia
wrecked, and that there is no hope now
>n this side of the grave. The world is
full of such unnoticed heroines.
/ He Went Too For.
"Excuse me," he said, as he halted a
gentlemen in the corridor of the City
Hall, 4'but will you lend me your eyeglasses
He put them on his nose to read a letter
and then returned them with:
'Thanks? Have you the correct time*
He set his watch and confidentially
"Haven't any tobacco about you, eh?'
He was handed a box and,, after helping
himself to a liberal share, he rein
"I want to mail a letter in the box
bere, but I find 1 have no postage
stamps. If you?"
0He was handed a stamp. When he
had licked it on and mailed his letter
"I'm going up Michigan avenue to
Twelfth street. Do you happen to have
a couple of street-car tickets?"
"flilrl This is too much!" exclaimed
the other. "I can stand about so much,
but after that?"
"There! There! Beg your pardon!
How did I know you drew the line on
street-car tickets? No offense?none in
the least. I'll take your name and make
a memorandum of where your generosity
ceases and thiir Jlb&n*t happen again. I
mistook you for a gentlemen who draws
the line on paying for the coupei when 1
ask myself up to his house to supper/1?
Detroit, Free Preu.
W. ^ ^ 'vl?r-fSPltf',': v. ' W$ ';' 'v ; ''1?' '*
of the largest SAIjOON in tlio up-country,
advertisements. The half is not mention
prepared for fall trade. The Palmetto Hoa
Foreign and Domest
the best the market affords. He has
Dua and Pawii Ih'aL
aiiu vvnij ii 1911
Apple, Peach, California and Fre
Ho can cheorfnlly recommend hi8 goc
mixed drinks with nil the DELICIOUS BE1
I'ERATE DRINKS. His specialty is a liirj
and you will not forget again.
A Good Line of Tobaccc
Beer a i
Tleir Large anil W(
FALL AND W
Foreign and Dom
HATS, HATS, H
At Lower Prices than they were Evci
I First Class t>n all its Appointment!
RATES, S2.00, $2.GO.
' Excellent Cuiseno, largo airy rooms, Oti
Passenirer Elevator. Electric boll aud litfhti
Heated rotunda centrally located.
Oct. I, '?4-tf 21
Mrs. M.W.THOMAS, Proprietress
Broad Street, Augnsta, Ga. 4
Greenville, S. 0.
The Only Two-Class Hote
in the World.
"W. R. WHITE, Proprietor. <
J^EW DINNER HOUSE,
Greenwood, S. 0.
Kept by Mrs. F. G. PARKS. Cheap ratea
June ICth, 1882-tf. Ill
t. p. thomson. j. w. thomsov
fjHOMSON & THOMSON,
* AunEVILLE, 8. C.
fi^"Offic6 In roar Mr. Lee's.
June 8th, lfc85-tf. IOC
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QALIIOUN & MABltY,
Attorneys anil Counsellors at Law,
AUBKVII.I,K G'. H., 8. C.
Office formerly occupied by Judge Thomson.
uobt. n, nempnnx. "wm. p. calhoun.
JJEMPHILL & CALHOUN,
Attorney s-at- Law,
Auueville, 8. C.
Will practice in the Courts of tho State.
L. vr. pbhiun t. p. cothrajf.
PERRIN & COTHRAN,
AbbeVijulk, 8. 0.
-Si--iv: < ?-v *?.v.\ n
don't intond to dnpe bin customers by fatae
led in the three Abbeville papora. Heis well
so is well stocked with everything in tbo lino ol
:ic Wines and Liquors,
i got Liquors nine years old. Good old
and Scotch Whiskies,
Porter, Ale and Fresh Lager Beer.
>ds to the pnblio for MEDICINAL USE, anil
v'ERAGES of the season. Also COOL, TEMfo
stook of PURE GOODS, Call at tho
. NO. 4 WASHINGTON ST,
> and Cigars. Budweisex
ill Selected Stock of
l IPart ot
iestic Dry Goods,
C O NS,
OT8 AND SHOES
, Crockery, Crockery.
Offered Before. l-tf-22
ENDORSED BY BETTER AN
SCIENTISTS AS CHEAPER THj
5" PRACTICALLY^|plfe ANY
L Over 500 Send fc
Beautiful |ii?|fwl Price Lisl
Designs. 1 1 Will C,rcu,ar
monumental bronze company
Cor this year will be found
Absolutely Pure Spirits*
Vorth Carolina copper distilled Corn, Fines
brandti of Kentaoky 11 ye, from
$2 to 86 Per Gallon.
imported Cognac Braady a Specialty
Ales, Porter, Champagnes, &c
* [n faot all the popular and standard good
1 that can be obtained. Together with
an assortment of
_ Tobaccos and Fine Cigars
that can not be excelled in quality.
Persons needing such goods would not b
humbugged by buyiuu from them.
Tho place is second door from Com
O'DONNELL & CUNNINGHAM
ABBEVILLE, S. a
jan 14-tf ' 2 5
ALL the new shades in Hats and Bonnoi
with Ribbons, Birds, Flowers, Batii
and Velvets to match.
52 B. M. HADDON & CO.
gUGENE B. GARY,
Attorney and Counsellor-at-Lavt
, 1 ajumtcllb, s. 0.
} T'vF^1' ?- It v "
CxVN EE FOUND THE LARGEST ?
Phaeton*, Roan C'artp, Plantation Waeon*
Hara(?R? Sndille*. Belting, lonthor of all kind
I thirty day* J will OFFER SPECTAT, BARGAT1
'i GIES ?t Icrb linn Manufacturers'Prices. Th
I cm Trjikiv*: which I wili jjnarantoe equal to th
1 vincc yourselves that thoy nre absolute bargaii
^V. R. GO(
(Successor to R. II. May & Co.,)
; | AneusTi.
DAY & TA
Are Now Receiving a
FOR THE SP1
AT l'lllOKiS TO S1
And Never Before Attained, ii
We arc enabled to give our customers e
at the closet possible cash prl
l The finest assortment of HANDBAGS a
TRUNKS, WHIPS and UMBRELLAS.
THE WILSON, CHILD'S & CO.'S 1>HI
TENNESSEE WAGONS, 1. 2 and 4 lb
DAY & TANNAIIILLL'S ONE AND 1
EXPRESS AND DELIVERY WAGON
AXLES, SPRINGS, HUBS. SPOKES, ?S
? IIOYT'S LEATHER BELTING. The
LACING. RIVETS, Etc. ?AK and H
CALF and LINING SKINS, LASTS, T
HARNESS and?j|PpLES. WE CALI
HARNESS DEPARTMENT, IN WHICH
Would call the attention of bayers t<
i Is unusually large and attractive. They hnv
^ have ever otferea. They havo also some hani
soJtment of Black and Colored VE.jVETEJ:
a nice line of Wool Laces iu all colors, the In
Their stock of BljACK CASHMEUE c
unusual care in the selection of these yoodn,
to color, quality and price. A good lino of Jjfc
It would astouish any one to see how ver<
this season. Buyers iu this line would do we
? "WIHIITIE B3
CARPETS are bo vory cheap as to be i
CARPETS and RUGS can be found at the st
The above are only a few lines in which I
j Tho General Stock of Fall and Winter G
; WHITE B I
V Is the largest, be->t assorted, and more attrac
') plete in all departments.
The Human Eye
Superior toauy other in use, constructed in i
?f nature in the peculiar form of a UONCA.^
I to the organs of sight, aud perfectly natural
to the human vision ever invented.
J. SILVER spEtT^i
and is traveling at this time throughout the
known his Theory and Practice, aud at the sai
his Spectacles have been (tied they are snok
testimonials will certify; the original and r
his rooms. He at the same time wishes to
eling quacks who merely sells you a pair of
it may never Bee again. He has established in
in case you should happen to lose or break y<
at a small nominal sum, as it is his custom t<
blea him to know just the glass you have pa
from such men as Judge Tottle, Govenor C
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JTOOK OF CARRIAGES, BUGGIES.
(n'l sizes, 1 to G hor<?p,) Single nnd Donblt
iH.Wagon Material. <tc.. <Vo. For the next
NSIN A. LOT OF D"KN AND TOP DUG
ese Buggies are nil Fine Northern nnd East.
le host. Call and examine them and con
GEORGIA RAILROAD BANK.
fIT1 ATI fill I FACTORY, 703
GEORGIA. I ?? ? ?*
i Fine Assortment of ^
UIT THE TIMES !
1 the History of the Business
very advantage by purchasing our good
ces. Call an<l be convinced.
:S IN GREAT VARIETY.
nd SATCHELS ever brought to the city
LA. WAGONS, all sizes.
'WO HOUSE WAGONS.
:c. RUBBER BELTING and PACKING,
best in the world.
EMLOCIv SOLE LEATHER.
HREA.D, CEMENT, Etc.
, PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO OUR
WE EXCEL IN QUALITY and PRICE.
j a Few Specialties: Their stookof
o the cheapest line of BLACK SILKS thev
lsome Colored Silks. They have a good as!NS
tor Dresses and Trimmings. They have
itest thing for one Dress Trimmings.
uunob be surpassed. They have bestowed
and are absured they are all right in regard
SRSEVT J ACKETS, cheaper than over before.
y cheap FLANNELS and BLANKETS are
ill to examine thu stock of
n the reach of all. A good asaortmont of
ore of WHITE BROTHERSSpecial
Bargains can bo had.
oods now otfered to the public by
:tivo than they have ever carried. It is comsop.H0,18tJ5--m.
accordance with the science and philosophy
fK-CONVEX ELIPSES. admirably adapted
to the eye, affording the best artificial help
AS ETABL1SHKD A
AN1) EYE GLASS EMPOHIUW
IE CIT* OF AUGUSTA.
State of Georgia for the purpose of making
onetimeiutrodnuing these Lenses. Wherever
en of in the highest terms, as tho following
oan.v others can bo seen and examined at
be understood that he is not ono of the travgl
assets at exorbitant priceB and whom yoo
Augusta, at present, 5*8 Broad Street, where
our glasses, he wiU'.replaco the snmo for yon
a keep a agister of all he soils, thereby enarchased
from him. Tnose testimonials are
Ulnnit tianoru 1 ^inr/lnn unil u hnut ftf
j ;OOK at the old gent above in a
bud fix isn't he with His pants all
onggy aud no fit? My friends do
you wish, to avoid getting into just
euch a scrape? Then when you
make up your mind to buy a suit of
clothes come right along to our
etore and have your measure taken
' and have your clothes made to orxv
der bv the very best
TAILORS IN THE COUNTRY.
JfW - and then if they arc baggy and
don't lit. just say to us "send these
clothes right buck, I don't want
them and wont have them." More^Vv\
over, we would r?ot let you keep
N^vy them ourselves if they did not fit
you. We are not working for a fall
trade, but a trudo we can by giving
^ entire satisfaction hold in the fa\
ture. llemember our motto is ''no
^ fit uo pay.
We are yours truly,