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IN THE CLOUDS.
T'HREE HUNDRED FEE V CP A
cMUC H BTZ EEPLS.
A Panoramic View of New York--As
oending the Scaffolding--The Dan
g et of a False Step.
(Rom the New York World, June 28.]
Travelers on the East River boats
have noticed for several weeks past a
net- work surrounding the great
steeple of the Church of the Re
deetner, on East Third street, which
rises high above the tenement roofs
of the most densely populated see
tioa on .the earth's surface. The
spire can be seen with a glass from
Hempstead plains, twenty miles
away on the barrens of Long Island,
and its golden cross is visible from
the hills back of Jersey City. It
rises 300 feet above the curb, and
since its erection, twenty,seveu
years ago, it has stood firm and
stable, enduring many storms and
requiring but few repairs.
The scaffolding about the spire is
for the use of the workmen, who are
now giving the church a thorough
overhauling, inside and out, under
the direction of Mr. Schickel, archi
tect. Inside, the church is to be
done over in oil-colors in place of
the present faded waterscolor work,
and over the main altar, seventy
feet above the floor, a Munich artist
is busy painting an elaborate work
of Christ in his glory, surrounded
by saints and angels. A new high
altar will bring the chancol end of
the church into promiinonco. The
plain, diamond--lighted, painted
glass windows are being replaced by
elaborate stained glass, the offerings
of wealthy parishioners, and $60,000
or $70,000 is to be spent upon the
work of renovation.
The entrance to the tower is
closely guarded, the pastor alone
carrying the koy of the little door
which opens into one of the groat
pillars at the base of the tower.
Within the bulky bit of masonry a
circular stair runs winding up in
dust and darkness for about seventy
feet, where it leaves the visitor to
the level of the aisle ceiling, or what
may be called the line of the trifori,
um. Another climb of the rickety
wooden stair over the plastering,
and the long passage below the
ridge pole and above the iuuun nave
ceiling is reached. A small door
here looks into the tower-room, and
from the windows of as apartment
fifteen feet square one may see that
the cornices of the five-story tone
ment are on a level wvit.h him. In a
room below the tollers and bell
ringers assemble, and fnd roady to
their hand the ropes that servo as
keys to the chimes above. Up
through a trap door is a lofty room
-lofty because here the clock
wveights travel their monotonous
journey up and d>wvn. Firmly fixed
upon heavy trainsvorso beams, se,
curely anchiored into the five foot
brick walls, is a great box of sand.
It seems to have no pairticular rea.
ion for being in that particular
place, and calls out a question fromn
nearly every visitor. It is to pre
vent danmage if the 500 -pound chime
weights or the 250-pound clock
weights should fall. Nearly 30 feet
high is this room, with a stairway
winding about it. Above it the
clock work is shut up in a large
closet, with the levers which chime
the quarters and the hours exposed.
Up another story are the clock
faces, four square. Up again, and
the cool air blows refreshingly in
among the bells from one louvre
window to another. There are in
all five bells, from the great hour
teller, weighing 5,000 pounds, down
to the "baby," weighing less than
500 pounds. The inscriptions upon
them are a curious mixture of Eng
lish, Latin and German, for some of
them are imported. There are one
or two empty chambers, and then
slanting sides begin to tell of the
Stepping from a wee win-,
dow fAr up the spire side,
a Wold reporter, wvho was
accompanied by Mr. Ebelmann, the
head carpenter, found himself on a
narrow platform of planking, and
much in need of a clear head, A
ingle misstep or a pnomentary sur
render to anything like dizziness
meant a fall of 200 feet sheer, with
fiagstones to stop on. From this
platform rose the scaffolding, built
from the outer.gallery of- the tower,
and entirely independent of the
pyramidal spire. It was ticklish
enough to climb about upon loose
plnigin mid-air, witl e wind
bongat the rate of. twent a mile.
an.houir; but when fity feet of that
iras donie there was yet another Aifty
f, tet inxe to,oIimb to get to the top
ot theumoss, x Asladder zwas lqahed
to the, onte sdes t ,the scaffold
frasse , work. U tot: uis , .
Ebelmann ran like a cat, and
the' reporter with the gacea
and speed of a cow, but the soul of
a lion, followel. At the globe,
which from the street looks as big
as an orange, and is fifteen feet in
circumference, a couple of workmen
were found, within a little room
made by stretching tarpaulins about
the scaffolding, busily at work gild
ing the hollow ball, the canvas
keeping off the wind. Past this lit,
tle house in the clouds the daring
reporter climbed, and sitting upon
a single plank stretched between
two uprights of the scaffolding over
I the cross, took a look at things
earthly. Tompkin's square, though
a quarter of a mile away, seemed to
be at the base of the tower. Bat
talion upon battalion of tenement
house roofs stretched north and
south. The two rivers were near
enough to be jumped into, and east
and west, so far as this narrow little
island is concerned, embraced each
other. To the southwest was a
great ocean of buildings, pierced by
the lowering peaks of the Mutual
Insurance Cowpany, the Equitable,
the Tribune building and Post
office, with Trinity spire peeping
modestly up. The Brooklyn sub
urbs showed over the tops of the
bridge towers, 271 feet high. Up
the East River Blackwell's Island
pointed its southern end straight
for the steeple. Astoria and Ravens
wood peeped among the trees, and
nearer by Hunter's Point gave forth
its snudges Beyond the ranges of
low hills skirting Williamsburg
stretched the plains of Long Island.
To the north Central Park looked
like a little bunch of green against
which the bald white face of Tam
many Hall stood out diabolically.
The Hudson was lost behind tall
buildings for a while, but between
the hills could be followed up to the
brow of the Palisades. opposite
Tarrytown. Tc the south the whole
harbor lay open, dotted with its
geen and fortified islands, and son
tinoled in the dim distance by the
Robbin's Reef Light-house. Through
the Narrows tho lower bay faded
iut.> ocean, and a sharp eye could
just catch the IIighlands of Naves
ink against a background of joint
gray sky and gray sea. A dull roar
of the busy city reached the observ
er's airy pereh. upon which he hard
ly dared stir a foot. 1'inally the sun
went down in the clear air behind
the line of the Orange 'Mountains.
The Hudson turned blood red, and
then golden, and the landscape was
invaded by grays and blacks. Gas
lights began to pee) along the nar.
row lanes of thG avenues and then
on the cross lines of the streets, and
the reporter of the Vorld was
deeply impressod with the suspicion
that if ho didn't get down by day.
light he would be apt to get down
quite too much all at once. Hug
ging closely the creaking ladder, he
wiggled, p)ainfully and slowly, back
to the little wvindowv, down the dark
spiral stair and out again into the
great church interior, thronged with
the vesper worshipers.
Not ice-Finaml D)ischiarge.
NO(TICE is given to all persons in
any3 wise interested in~ this the
estate of' William~ Dawkins, decoensed, that
8. M. Dnw'' ins, as admnist~irator of said
estate, will apply to thle Judge of Probate
at Winnsboro, 8. C , on the 16th day of
July next, for a final discharge.
June 13-xl1m 8. M. DA WKINS.
LONGCLOTH and SEA ISLAND
BLEACHED -and UNBLEACHED,
SHEETING I SHEETING1I
L. C. HANDKERCHIEFS,
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PIANOS & ORAS
At Manufacturers' Prines.
EVERY MAN HIS OWN AGENT
LUDDEN & BATES,
THE Great Wholesalo Piano and Organ
Dealers of the South, now sell In
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to purchasers on the No Agents, No
Commission Plan, at Manufacturer's Fac
tory PaiCEs, thereby giving purchasers
the large commissions heretofore paid
Agents. From $50 to $10!) actua&ly saved
in the purchase of an Instrument under
this new system. Write for particulars.
We can't be undersold.
THAT BEAT THE WORLD.
7 Oct. Pianos, $135. 4 Stop Organs. $55.
7j Oct Pianos, 145. I 6 Stop Organs, 60.
7 Oct. Pianos. 160. 9 Stop Organs, 67.
Gr'd Sq'e Pianos, 178. 12 Stop urgans,78
MASON & IAMLIN ORGANS,
7 Stops, $100, | 9 Stops, $108.
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Not by reputable makers like Stainway,
Chickering, Steck, Knabe, but by Bogus
Manufacturers who advertise $9U0 Pianos
for S2;i; $6; Pianos for $175; $,7U Or
vans for $5. Deception and fraud are
in all such absurd offers. Buy Instru
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Hballet & Davis. lathushek P'no.C:a,,
Haines Bros., "Mason & Hainlin.
And you will have those that will last
a lifetime anml pleasa you better every
day. All Insiruments we sell bear the
makers nai es and arc guaranteed for six
Fifteen Days Trial
If desired. We pay all freight if not
satisfactory. Illustrated Catalogues free.
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for the diseases it is intended to cure.
Its ingredients are so skilfully
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it is so mild as to he hairmless even
to children, it is still so effectual as
to purg~e out from the system those
impurities and corrupltions which
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the Country' repose in it p)roves their
exp)erience of its usefulntess.
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have atccumnulatedl, and are con
stantly being received, and as many
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they furnish convincing evidence o
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Dr. .1. C. AYCR & CO., Lowell, Mass,,
.Practfcal aesd Aesatylica Chemiste.
*.D nYT ALL pn1VGGIDS EVKnYwuERJ,
HA MS! HAMS !!
J UST R ECEIVED a lot of ohoice Mag
tnolia Hlama unoanvassed, Lard andl
F~lour, Meal and Pearl Grist alwayb
fresh and everything~ usually fourad in a
first class Groaery House
The finest Wines. Brandies and1 Whis
kios that can be had. All kinds of cool
drinks preparecd in the mnoet fasty man
it. J. McCAJRLEY'S,
april 18 -Jas. R. Aiken's ld stand.
FRUIT JARS1 FRU'IT JABS I
M ASON'S erated frpit Jars, with
..L.LBoyd.' Poelain Lined Coireys, for
-1ana2 9.1. E MMA8TER A CiOt
Arnived and to arrive, con
sisting of Walnut Chambel
Suites, Painted Cottage Suites
Wardrobes, Sideboards, Safes,
'=,," 13ook Cases, Bureaus, Tables
Chairs, Bedsteads, Cribs
- Desks, Towcel-racks, Wash
stands, Lounges, Sofas, Hall
Stands, hfat Racks, Coat
Hooks, Corner jtands-for
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SW' Save high bills by purchasing AT HOMTE,
A NEW SUPPLY OF
Ruwro WINDOW SUADES, Low in PricQ, Durable and Convenient. They
will nover get out of order, and will last longer than any other Shades
Spring Bods, Picture Frames, Pictures, Brackets, Mirrors, Childron'
And Shingles at 'rices to Suit the Times.
Neatly dope at modorate Prices. Furniture made to order.
I keep on hand a full supply of Metalic and Rosewood Burial Cases
and Collins of thu fincst finish. Also, a cheap stock of Coffins.
R. W. Phillips.
TO THE PUBLIC.
M Y oustomenis know that I have heretofore led the FUR NITURE trade of the
- Sou.h, io style, quality and prices.
Thu time lis coma when tNaeso gaa.ls can be purchased as aheap from mess in
th e North and West
I do not go 'okwards, but continually raise the starclard of my goods, and add
new styl-t. 1 , sve m1 1 1ao -tlotioni in pricos wherever possible, and spared no
expense to plAce in your hands a price list that will help you to purchase gouds.
I rospectft.lly invite you to oall and examine my siock and prices before pur,
Orders by mail will receive as much attention aR if given in person.
It woul-l nake the list too largo t. describe arid -c-)y all the diferent priceR of
Parior Suits, Dining HIe in, (inice. Standing, Parlor and L 'dies' Desks, Secreta,
ries, DwarfLibraries, and Book Cases, mantittetrod by tzun.
Thanking you for past favors, I remain, yours respectfully.
G. V. DeGRAAF,
147, 147k and 149, BROAD STREET,
jan 8-- aggt .
7.,No charge for drayago or packing.
KLITCK, WICK1 NE G & 00,
HAVE ALWAYS ON HAND A CAREFULLY SELECTED STOCK OF
--AND A CHOICE ASSORTMENT OF
TE.A.S, WIlT~ES .A.~bD LIQT.TO~SS
O IIDERS sentrcaive the samne attentioni as wvhen given in persop; anid speci,j
care is givenr to packing. endi for Catalogue.
jan TE VS CASH.
The Patent Self-Acting Cow MUmer MTfg Co.
V. P.a'ryen ho ons cow shul hve one. of ur woderft:1 Milkers.
tis n emi hu alIMuteaI ad uci- ntfi a xplahyd, yv Pr, White an4
wilson of trais city. sent free to anmy addreue.
,,,t, ,GEO. If KING, Wrve.desst.
Oflee, 57 Broadway, New York,
WATERS' ORCHKESTRION atmoas ORGAN
no eeer tae. oneer
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Liuned in perfec harea
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