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TI-WEEKLY EDITIONJ -1NROO -AVAI-.D Y,NY~M 2,1878.
A W1VOULD-DWC REMICIDE.
Fruitless Attompt to Assassinate King
Alphonso, of Spain.
On the 26th ult., as King
Alphonso, of Spain, was ri:ing
through the stroots of Madrid, a
pist-ol shot was fired at him. The
criminal fired from tho side-walk in
front of house No. 93, Calle Mayor,
not far from the arched entrance to
the Plaza Mayor. Ho aimed too
low, however, and the bidl passed
through the hand of a soldier stand
ing guard on the opposite side of
the street. The King saw the lash
and, with an involunt-ry Imlovem1et
of his aInl, cleCke.1 his horse ulo
montarily. He then redo traiquily
onward toward the palace. Several
women who were staiding near the
man who fired pointed him out with
loud cries, and he was at once sO
cured. He did not make the
slightest attempt to escape. Torri
ble indignation was ianifestod
among the peoplo. AtteinWts were
ma)tde to WVreak suinmiry v'engeance
upon the assassin wl n he wis on
his way to the dobierno Civil.
The prisoner displ:tyed great
coolness diring his commitment.
He insolently drow a cigar from his
pocket, which, after having struck
amatch, ho coolly lit and began to
smoke. He is a very thin man, of
medium height, wears a light
mustache and has his hair closely
cropped. He admitted the crimo
and triumphantly declared himself
a S cialist and Internationalist, but
wlhen interrogated as to who his
accomplices were, denied that ho
had acted in concert with any one.
He said that he cano alone from
Tarragona purposely to kill a king.
This was his first serious disap
puintment in life,
General Grant was standing,
when the shot was fired, at a win -
dow of the Hotel do Paris, over
looking the Puerta de Sol. This
hotel is a long distance from the
scene of the attack, but looks across
tho greit central plazt of Madrid
directly down the Calle Mayor.
General Grant, who was following
with his eyes the progress of the
royal cavalcade which had just
passed across the Puerta del Sol
before him, clearly saw the flash of
the assassin's pistol,
The tribunals are actively at
work investigating the past history
of the prisoner. The culprit has
been removed to the Saladero pris
on and the persons arrested as his
accomplices have been liberated.
Nothing has transpired about the
risoner The newspapers are for
idden a publish any accounts of
the prisoner's antecedents or asso
ciationf for fear of defoating the
ends of justice,
THE RADICALS MEAN MIScHIEF. TiEy
ARE WORKING SECRETL4Y, AND WE nELIEv9
THEY WILL YET PUT OUT A TICIKET,
TRIBUTE TO INNFEDERATE VALO.
The Confederate monumant, the
work of the Ladies' Alemorial Asso
ciation, of Augusta, was unveiled on
Thursday in the presence of a vast
concourse of people. Governor
Colquitt, Alexander H. Stephens
and other distinguished citizens
were present. The oration wais
delivered by Col. Charles C. Jones.
The military was headed by the 13th
United States Infantry Post Band
from Atlanta. The monument is
seventy-six feet high. It was madeo
in Italy, and is said to be ono of the
hIandsomet. in this country. A
statue of a Confederate soldier is
at the top, and four statues, of
Lee, Jackson, Walker and Co~bb,
twenty foot from the base. Several
Confederate flags were displayed on
the standI in front of the monument.
The star-spangled banner and Con
federate flag were blended and sur
mnounted by an olive-fringed stream -
or with the watchwvord, "Peace."
The city was crowded with visitors
from South Carolhna and Georgia.
"Wh," asks an eminent professor
Of linguistie science," "do not the
lower animals speak ?" We never
gave the subject very close thought,
but we Ouppose it.is to avoid being
called on to make adIdrosses of woel
come and after dinner speeches.
The time when a pions editor is ex
cusablo for knocking splinters from
the third commandment is whoa he
jobs the ~wrong end of his pene
holder in his inkstand and hastily
shoves it behind his ear without
wiping it off.
OH TUxEAYTHE POLLs WILL OPEN
AT SIX, A, M4., iND OLOsE AT SIX, P. 14.
The most r esponisible position in
a fatmily is that of the niurse, and a
good niurse never fatild : to recorn
26u Dr. Bull's Baby S ritsp to .the
paehits' of'ftifnl omr siikl 6shldrea.i
BA'LLX,YG TIZI RAT,
HOW 44 FaMOUs St. Louis Rat-Oatialler
Captures the Rodlentq.
Tom Comtollo, of St. Louis, Mo.,'
is famed as a hunian rat-catohor.
He captures and removes thoso
animals alivo from hotels and houses
where they are an annoyanco and a
post They are thon taken to the
rat-pit to become martyrs to the
superior ability of the well-bred
black-and-tans. Costello catOhos
rodenta by mans of a 1%bollod rat."
A reporter iccomip-mied hi:iI on 3il
expedition to a wrot-!e a:l worn,
elton hotel, fairlv alive with t,ho
Vormlin, fnd gives tho follow.g
account of his experioneo: Tnu
arrival was made after midnight.
Bilently and cautiously the rookery
was oxamkined until the circuit run
by the rats was determined.
J-Uts in a building are as the in
habitants of a city or the inmates
of a iarge building Certai-1 holes
in floors and wainscot.ing, (rakin
pipes, daIrk-hails, passes in the
w .11", etc., are to r.tts what streets
inl the city ire to podestii.L1us, and
hallways in bauidings to the in.
mates. Just as ono avenue, by
relasonl of superior width o- light, is
ralised by people to the dignity of a
proimenade, or as some alley -w. ty,
by reason of being a short cut be
tweenl two points, is mlladeo ia
tiloroighftaro, is t dritai-pi)e, a
nolsoMo hallway, or a hole in the
floor put in constant and general
use by the rats. Well, on the oc.,
casion referred to, Costello looked
around and found that a dumb
waiter, or liand c(lovator, leadiug
from the basoment of the building
upward, was the boulevard, the
uain street, as it were, of this rat
He laid for a rat and caught him.
A small bell was tied abont the
captivo's neck by means of a ribbon
and then the rodent was released
It was off like a flash. Minutes
>assed by without results. At last
he sikurrying of rats through the
walls and upper passages of the
house was heard. It gradually in-.
creased. The principle the rat
catcher worked on was that the
bell would scare the rat. His terror
would comniunioate to his fellows,
and they in turn would floo before
himii as from a pestilence. Ho had
calculated correctly. The noise
became like that of the rattling of
a heavy rain. The bright- eyed
vermin rshrieked and squealed as
they fled in their terror.
The reporter and Costello stood
in a small room-the elevator ended
in it. Thore was a rattling noise in
the olovator. The room was darker
than an Egyptian night. The noise
increased and pervaded the room.
Then tho reporter realized that the
rats wore in tho room in a myriad.
He could hoar their squealing, and
at last obsorved the phosphorescent
gleam of their oyos. They crawled
over his feet. The perspiiation
stood on him in drops and his hair
raited. He lost a year's growth
right then, "No danger; keep
still ; don't move, and Vlhey won't
bite you," said Costello. Tlhe re,
porter groaned in terror. Costello
then lit a lamp. The floor was cov
ored with the rodents. With a pair
of tongs ho picked up and bagged i
thoem all. There wecre one hundred
and twenty -eight of them. When
they were in the bag the reporter~
was very, very happy.
LIvER ia KING. -The Liver is the
implerial organ of the whole human
systom, as it controis the life, he.lth
an1d happihness of man. When it is
disturbed ini its proper action, all '
kinds of ailments are the natural
result. The digestion of food, the I
movements of the heart nrna blood,
the actio)n of the br-ain and nervous
system, ar-c all immnediaLtely con
nocted with the workings of the
Livor. It has boon ancessfully;
proved th at Green's August Flower
is unequalliad in curing all persons
afflicted with Dyspepsia or Ljiver
Complaint, and all the numerous
symptoms that result from an uns
healthy condition of the Liver and
Stomach. Sample bottles to try,
10 cents. Positively sold in all'
ton nthe Western Continent.
Threedoseswill prove that it is just
what you want.
When Shakesearo or any old
pay is performed at the Standard
Theatre. London, all the auditors
'in stall and pit as well as in the,
upper portions of the house supply
thomnselves with books of the pay
and closely follow every line spoken
on the stage. As the audience fol..
lows the actors in scene after sceno
thle rustle of the turning leaves is
hoard all over the large house, If
any unfortunate actor makes a Blip,:
the audience, in ohorue, immediately
informs hire of the fact.
TUB' S OP QA NVUT T4BQLqNA,
This body composing the Presby
toriain churchos ani(d milliators in this
State which convened in our town
last Wednesday evening, after an
oarnest and intei esting meeting,
%djournod abot 2 o'clock on Monday.
Thore wcro some fifty ministers
and about forty ruling olders in at
tondiance, besides several visiting
miniters. The opening sermon,
preitolahd by te Rev, Dr. Girardeau,
wis an able and cloquent disctusion
Li' the iu,bnniI11-tal Principles of the
Ddaonl%te. The sai learned di
Vn1 the Iext day presented a Very
bJ ;atd al)e report O1 the
iaMIe sujbjUct-, as chairMan of a
!oiunitLee appointed by the Synod
last year. The Deacons' office thus
Ippeared to claim the earnest atten..
bion of the Synod.
Another interesting matter wvs a
report from IRev. Dr. Alger, chair
uan of a second committee uppoint.
>d last year upon plans for improv,
m.n- tho the con tribtitions of the
-hiurciies. IUth these reports are
,ixpeted to be published.
But a umater of live ier interest to
Ihe body appeared to po the quos
ion of forming a newt Presbytcry, a
Otition to wiici effeot wits fclt up
b)y Sunday ministurs and oldors in I
ipart.anburg, Union, Liurens and
3IrCenville counties Tiiis measure
vas warmly opposed, chiefly by
Imilbers of Souta 0arolin't Pres)y
.ery. But the Synod finally granted 1
-ie petition and ordereJ tho organ
Z-LtIon of the new Prosbytery asked
'or. This wis dono on Saturday,
mld the Presbytery chose the name
>f "Ennoree," after the beautiful
:ivor which runs through its
'Tlie matter, however, which ox
,ited the deepestinterpst of all was
0he case of ROY. J. E White, who
Lppoaled to the SyuAd from the
tetion of Bethel Presbytery, which
iolds him under a sentence of us
p)ensiou from the ministry, This
,ase wis discssed at length on
iaturday and again on Monday.
But the Synod 11nally decided that
sheI appeal was out of order and
Lecordingiy dismissed it. W1en1 this
xvas disposed of the S.nod adjourn.
xl to meet at Rock Hill in Novem
Tho meeting of the Synod in our
)omunity has been the occasion of
nuch intervst and pleasuro to our
xopie. The meetings have been
argely attenided, much hospitality
uas been shown the members. On
itbbath the pulpits of the Baptist,
Uethodist and Presbyterian church
.s were all filed by memhrs of the
synod. At the Presbyterian church
here were very large congregations
-norning, afternoon and evening.
Z.fF' rX AFG IAIjST4 N,
A traveler gives the following
frphic picturc of Afghan life Two
nen (iurolled and one was wound
Md. He rofused to have his arn am.
mtatod, gangreno set in and lie
lied. His brother as, next of kin,
~laimed tile antagonist's life. A
IBuropean writor thus describes the
inial scene :"About nioon there was I
t great crowd and a tumult of voices I
>utside the citadel gate, but as we
mew what was to tako place we did
lot go out to see the ceremony.
Presently the din was hushed, there
,vas a momentary pause of complete1j
silence, and thou a sudden outburst ,
>f applause. We hardly needed to,
>e told what had happened, but
tOOn :after F?aramuz 1IQian camne in,
n perfect oestasies of delight at the
>rutaLl sight ho had just witnessed
md applauded. He told us that
fta r the Judge had pronounced the
)risoner gvuilty, he consigned hinm
o tile care of the avenger, who at
nce stepped forward, and, un
Iheatthing his knife, threw down his
brother's homicide, kneeling on his
thest, with a sonorous Bismnillaha.
:ahmaina--rahim (in the name of the
nenst merciful and graciousB), cut his
shroat from ear to oear as he would
have done that of a hp,
AID FOR DIEUTENANIT BENNER s5
[~4xa,ry.-At a meeting of the South
arn Relief Committee of the Chamn.
ber of Commerce of the State of'
Now York a few days ago, it was
votod to sot aside from unappropri-.
sted receipts the sum of $8,000 as
bhie nucleus of a fund to be hold in
brust for the widow and orphans of1
Lieutenant Hiram U. B3enne.r, Un-..
bed States Army, who heroically
volunteered to take charge of the
relief steamer' Chainbers, with mredi
sines and provisions for districts on1
bhie Mississippi infect'ed with yellow4
!ever, bust cut off from all commnuni
iation with other 'places by reason
>f the panic caused by the epidemic.
~oIhef behind'M%im a widow and
am iIa4ilA. ,
Oysters have a language of their
own, and clams stow.
Cork trees boar an edible acorn
resembling our chestnut.
The man who is going down in the
world is the coal minor.
Bad-fitting shoes make corns on
horse's feet, the same as Q people's.
Be careful how you indorse drafts,
mspecially the draught of a chiniley.
The entire seacoast line of tho
lobo amounts to about 130,000
Not two persons in one thousand
)f the people in Roumania can read.
There are nine hundred miles of
vater-mains underlying the streets
if a man is on his way to the
voods to commit suicide and a bull
mddenly gives chase, the chances
tre that he will run for his life.
The power which the toad has of
nflating his body is the power of
lefense, to prevent the possibility
)f his being swallowed by snakes.
Old sailors tell us of frequent
ights between whales and sword
ishes; so inveterate are they that
>oth often float dead upon the stir
ace of the sea after the conflict.
If anything will rediee a full"
rown fat man it is a well-directed
We have seen many a poor horse
)ut in a driving rein and not a wet
mtir on his back.
Thanksgiving approanhes, and
he wise turkey will at once com -
nonce taking anti -fat,
Milk is nutritious, but the chap
vho drinks a half gallon of it must
eel completely cowed down,
"1 declare, It beats awl," as the
hoomaker said the first time he
ised a sewing machine,
Joint debat-Tho one held be
ween the heads of the house on
vlhether this piece of stove)-pipe will
Part of the edge of the cone of
Uount Vesuvius has given way, and
Prof. Palmieri is having a sort of
eotaining wall of ashes built,
A man who was in the habit of
alking to himself, being askod by
)is wife why he did so, remarked
,hat he liked to converse with a
nan of sense,
Gen. Ben Butler says he has but
me thing to beg pardon for on his
leath bed-that's bolping to elect
"Is this air-tight T" inquired a
nan in a hardware store, as he ox
Lninedi a stove. "No, sir," replied
he clerk ; "air never gets tight,"
le lost a customer,
Ono archivist of Antwerp has dis.
ovored a bill of sale of September
st, 1547, for twenty.two bottles of
)etroleum, at that early date im
?orted into the oity.
Brick Pomneroy contests with
least B3utler the daddyship of the
Lat money scheme. We always
hought it was a bastard.--Atlant0
There is much importance dis
>layed in the manly tread of the
>olice ; there is much pride showvn
n the looks of a darky with a white-.
ibbonod hat ; there is much light
mess in the gait of a prize pig; but,
or a conglomeration of all these,
imve us one little boy after a sum
nor-day's fishing, with a sixteen
oot pole in one band and a three
neh sunrdsh jn the Other.-dSyraou46
There is nothing like making
r'oarself - understood. The other
svening a Western gentleman was
ieco.sted by two practising comnnr~
dists, who intimated that they wvould
'trouble him for his watch." lie at
meo explained that he carried bia
vatch in his hip-pocket ;. that it was
a stom-winder, full. barroled, anid
~hat there would be "troujble all
iround" if he was obliged to pull
t out. The eommnunists requested
imn to pass on his way and to keep
~heir share of the watch till they
isked for it again.-Boston IIeral,
A F'ulton (N. Y.) man laid his
mnger on the table in front of a
mzz saw to feel the momentum of
>f air, The saw was going so fast
ihat the teeth were not to be seen.
IIs finger was taken off. While he
gvas looking at it the foreman eatoe
ip with the question, "How did o,
hown so," answered hie p)g 's
>ther forefl~ er,',as he. eg * w 1
Lwi fron te tpoth. *To hishog'9r
Tlio Rev. (so-called) Henry Ward
Beecher has announged his dis
tinguishod disapproval'' of Mr.
Tildon's rocest letter, . He thinkEt
tlio denial unsatisfactory mid in
sincere,. Now, anyone would think
that Henry would be the ja4t living
person to talk about the 'unsatis
factoriness of denials, on account of
reasons purely persoal.-, Wash
Apples are. so plontifql in New
HaupshirO'ai'pi-iocs so low that
the faruinors oatnnot afflord tq pay for
picking thein. Barrels, on the con,
trary,. .gro in tlhidal4t that
when some thieves ontarod 4 b:rp
in South Seabrook the -other night
they emptied tbo apples upon the
bain floor and cLrried ofI only the
Lays a Boston phys!cian, "has no equal as A
bloid purilier. Hlearing of tts many wonderful
cires afteIr ll otIer renlediOz har failed, I vI46
tedthe Laioratory, al I convinceI myself of
Its genu ic M01i6. It 1. p ro ara I from barks,
roots ani hkerlm, ech of vhIc is highly effec
tive, 111d theY are compounded In such a ni.qn-t
ner as to pr;dqqe astonishing results."
Is the great plood Purner.
W ill cure the worst case of derofit8,
Is recolninended by physiians and apothcca
Han effected some inaryelloun crp-s' oa0i dt
(ures the worst eases of Canker,
loets with 1voiderfl liepes in Mercurial dist
Will eradicate Salt Itheum from thesyten.
flemoves Pimples and Humors frorn the face,
Qi1res Qo0stpation and PegulatQs ti4 ooWels,
1s a valuable remedy for Ila(lpelte.
Will euro Ryspepsia.
Restores the entire system to i a healty oondiu
RemoVes the 04480 of Dizziness.
Relevos vaintness ot mio stomach,
Oures Paine in the Back.
Effectually cures Kidney Complaini.
Is effective in Its cut'e of 11emalo Weakness,
Is tln great remedy for Qdneral 1)ebility,
Is acknowledged by all olasses of the peopl tqt
-be the bost and n osS relile blosqq pilrliley
in the worki.. -t
VegethI)e Is Sold b~y *11 .D gIsts,
TNl~ JANUAtY noxt. we will iest e the
..first~ number of
A moitly j,ournial devoei to the
terests 'of Teaohers, - ahoohl,' atl4 th'
Cauueo( f dqcation in gebiera). dT4o j$uin'
it within thep rpapth of all, we lyy ix4
the sllbsorIption price at the toW ~agg
)hrrv OGiers asI 4lwuv,
Sploii$nen copy will be sept .hy: mnail
Propaid oil receipt of a fivg cent st ~.
.$m'Teneboers will do w9rep 5nd . op
pyr odijoational Catslegue,'
*.lease 44ess '1v
obt4 dzop Pa 17 o I 6t.