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TlRI-WEEKLY EDITION.} WINNSBOIRO, S. C. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1879 WVOL. 3. NO.5
1)0UJSL. WO ONG.
Making Love to a Two- Headed .Girl.
Millie Christine, the two headed
colored girl, hats been relating her
expenic ce with lovers to t reportor.
She claims to have had Len prupos
als. "ho says : "Vhy, I have had
let me seo (counlting lingers on two
haads with two other hands)---why,
ten outright proposals, and prha1ps
as aiuiy more suitors, who never
asked ne to marry them, but "sp ku
of love. Vhito ?, You forgot sir,
that I have been abroad for many
years and saw no colored peoplo,
ailthougl my first have affair was in
this country. You can't expect
that I could tell you of thom but in
a goneal wd y. I don't mind say.
ing that muy suitors have boon of
evory profession aund conditiol of
man, with th majority loading to
ward speculative showmen, whc
thought to 1impOse ptlpon1 mo with pro
fosisie o3 of a p_lssiol that they mighi
realize upon lmy value as a curiosity.
I sent them to the right-aboul
"'Who was your first suitor ?"
This timo the other head talked
"Why, the first was an old gentle
man in Boston, very rich, but ia lit
tle loose here (tlhe other head wa
touched by its own set of hands
illustrating a mild form of insanity)
He presented mo with bouquets
two at a time, brooches and ear.
rings, boxes of gloves (the stor
thiifted on to the other tongue now)
Oh, ho gave mllo lots of things. Yot
see, I am an eXi)Wnsivo girl to mak
love to. "Well, the old follow it
B )sioni usedito cali en 1me brimful o
love, and whisper in my ear. , H<
didn't know wiiehi set of cars tc
whisper to. He would may to me,
very softly : 'My darling, listen t(
mne.' Thon I woulld look round (in
terrupt()d the other head) and say
'What's that,' nalo he would coln<
round to the other side an,
begin again. It was tremendouslj
funny, although I wanted to b<
kind to him, I couldn't, for ver.
mischief, .re:'i:it the opportunity
Finally, in dosperation ho fell or
his knees-ho was the only one tha1
over knelt to 1)e-and exeliiied
'.)arling, or da ings, I love yo;
dearly, and would liku to maitke you1
iy wife o wives.' It was tot
funny, and I held out four hanh
to help him rise. le wanted tt
kiss one, but whilo making up lii
mind whicti one I mautdo lily escape
I never saw him again, but just if
i f was about to leave for E:gland h(
min1 111e . set of bracelets---fou
make a set for me. Iere they are al
inlseribel ; see." She unclasped tw<
at onee and passed tho:n about
Neatly engraved inside of each weot
the words : "To the only woman .
Then ia friend of the Nightingah
took up the story--one w\ho knew
whereof he spoke-and reiarkint
that these lovo afiirs of Millic
Christine had not been the leasi
interesting part of her history, told
how a young Frenchman, who al
ways had plenty of money and wu
certainly a man of edlucation, had
followed thu Nighitingale for twc
years all over the conltinenIt, andc
never censo:01 his~ solicitationi of hem
hand. "Hie sont hbor presents and.
letters, atten dedl her p orrancec
wvith roguilarity, a,d was present al
fifty five in succession in half a
dozen differont cities. Ho poster
odl the life out of her and mec
Then a cirons aLgont in this country
wvan ted to marry her, and pressed
his suit wvith much ardor, and hall
a dozen side-showvmen wanted tc
join wvith her in matrimony. P'eo
p)10 often ask queer qluestilons 0o:
this subject, and ii not credlit
it that she has received bona--fide
oflors of marriago. She has had as
many lovers as fall to the lot of the
average young wvoman, and here is
01n0 now-Count Rosebud, gentle
Thue Count is a very small man
about as long as an umbrella-and
ii years more than thirty. He is
ione of tile attractions hri the compa,
ny of which Nightingale is the
bright, particular star, and has
traveled in the company with her
for some years. .His, love was of
slow growvth, anid only became a
passion that lhe could no longer re
strain the expression ,9f after two
' years' acquaintance. Then love
took fast hold of him. He watches
her overy movement ; is miserable
whenm she talks to pnybody else ; is
ferocious wvhen she smiles on anoth.,
er, and is in p?erfeot agony of do
spair wht n' he braile's not on him.
"Do you l6ve hier, Count ?I"
"As my life, monsieur ; but ah,
she no enre for. me ' as I -for. her.
She is my life light. What care I
if the world know mnylove V"
"To-d:ty, could I be mado so
The Count passed to an adjoining
room, where Millie Christine sat,
and thruggli the half-open door an
inquisitivo eye could have seen him
standing on tiptoe in front of her,
reaching with one hand to each side
of her face as if to caress her. The
case forms, in fact, something of a
parallel to the story told by Victor
Hugo in fiction of "The Man Who
Laughs," and who, despite his ter
rible inutilations, was much loved.
BOOTS IN MELODRAMA.
[Chambers' Journal. ]
A strolling troupe, of whom young
Hortense Schnidor was one, an
nounchd "La Tour de Nesle" for
their last performance. An over
flow resulted. The :etu"s were in
high spirits, and full of fun. Mile.
Schnidor, discovering an old pair
of russet boots behind the scenes,
put them, by way of joke, into the
hands of Buridan as he was going
on the stage. Accopting of the
awkward handful, he placed the
boots on a table on the stage and
quietly wont through his part ;
when another actor, of the name of
Phillippe d'Aulnay, took possession,
and made his exit with one under
each arm. In the next act, Mar
guerite le Bourgoyne entered car
rying the mysterious boots, and
passed them to Gaultier d'Anlnay
he turned them over to Orsini ; in
short, before the curtain fell the
boots, though foreign to the piece,
had been borne in succession by
every personage. The audience
watched for their appearance, while
won(oring what it all meant, and
a pplanded the players to their hearts'
content. Twelve months after.,
ward another company set up their
bills in Agon, and "La Tour do
Neslo" attracted everybody to the
theatre ; but before the first act was
over there were symptoms of dis
pleasure, which gradually increased
until the uproar was so great that
the curtain fell on a half-played
pieco ; benches were torn up, lights
put out, and only the arrival of the
Mayor at the head of a troop of sol
diers put an end to the tumult
Then the Mayor turned on the poor
nrmager, who protested his inabih
bility to understand how the riot
cane about. "That is all nonsense,'
returned the Mayor. "Your con
duct is disgcacefal. You have mis
le(1 the people and mutilated a mas
te:piece. Where are the boots '"
THE .NEW SENATORS
All of the States thit were re
quire:l to choose United States
Senators for the six years com
-noucing Marcla 4th, except Kansas,
have held elections and the class of
1879 is now full. The changes
made in the composition of the
body bf these elections are as fol
lows : -In Connecticut, Oliver H.
Platt, Radical, to succeed Barnum,
Democrat ; New York, Roscoe
Cuukling, Radical, his own succos,
sor ; Pennsylvania, J. Donald Cam
eron, Radical, his owvn suc-cessor;
Indiana, D. WV. Voorhees, Democrat,
his own successor ; Illinois, John A.
Logan, Radical, to succeed Oglesby,
Radical ; Missouri, Geo. G. Vest,
Demoerat, to succeed General
Shields ; North Carulina, Z. B.
Vance, Democrat, to succeed Mer --
rimon, Democrat ; Florida, Wilkin
son Call, Democrat, to succeed
Con over, Radical- carpets.bagger ;
Wisconsin, Matt Carpenter, Radi
cal, to succeed T. 0. Howe, Radical ;
South Carolina, Wade Hampton,
Democrat, to succeed Patterson,
carpet-bagger ; Ohio, G6o. H.
P'endleton, Democrat, to succeed
Stanley Matthews, Radical; Georgia,
John B. Gor-don, Democrat, his own
successor ; Alabama, Geo. S. Hous
ton, Democrat, to succeed Spencer,
carpet -bagger; Arkansas, J. D. WVal
ker, Democrat, to succeed Dorsey,
carpet-bagger ; Louisiana finighmed
the list by electing B. F. Jonas,
Democrat, to succeed Eustis, Demo
crat. Sometime since California
chose Farley, Democrat, to succeed
Sargent, Radical, and Oregon elect-'
ed Slater, Democrat, to succeed
Mitchell, Radical ; Nevada has
re-elected John P. Jones, Radical,
and Colorado.has replaced Ohaffee,
Radical, -.with Hill, Radical. The
Republicans,, have gained one
Senator-and the Democrats have
gained one in each of the followings
States : Alabama, Arkansas, Florida,
California, Ohio and Oregon.
. A preacher in Kentuckey one Sun
day, becomingexasperated,' paused in
his;dliscourse to say : "Ladies and
gentlemen, if you will give .me your
-elose attention I will kee p a lookout
on that' door, and if anything worse
than a man .egters I winl earn you
in timaoto innka e u ae"
VCLE REMUS' PRODIGAL.
Uncle Remus walked into the
office yesterday with a tin bucket on I
his arm, and tackled the first man
"Boss, is Gener'l Sherman bin
roun' here sho null'?"
"Not round here. He has been
"Dat's w'at I'm a drivin' at. I
thunk dein niggers wuz a ginnin un
me a game ontoll I hear Mars John
readin' it in do paper yistiddy."
"Didn't you call on him ?"
"I sorter linger roun' on do
ridges for ter see a't I could see,
but I wish'I 'ay b turn loose on
(1e sea-coo' Widou a nickle of I
ketched L glimpse up3 'im. I sorter
had biznoss .wvid 'in.1 Dey tells me
dat he's got a puwetful stiff 'mom
bunco," continued UUlcle1omus, set..
ting his bucket in corher."
"So they say."
"Dat's w'at I heft tell. I'd a like
might'ly for ter got a little confab
wid de genor'l.
W"hy didn't you go and see
"Well, in do da-timo, boss, I
has tor scramble joun' artor a
picce of bacon-rine for tor grease
my stummuck wid, an' w'en night
come I gotter sorter hang roun' an'
watch my chickon-cpop. Do more
piouser w'at do niggers git do more
closer w'at you gotter keep yo' eye -
balls ou yo' pullets."
"What did you want to talk with
Gen. Sherman about ?"
"Well, you see, boss, w'en do
army went thu Putmon county a
tromplin things. down, my boy
George ups an' follers, arter 'em, an'
I aint neber seed 'imi fum dat day
to (is. Ho wuz de likeliest sixteen
year ole niggor you (ber sot eyes
on. Las' time I hear turn dat nig.
ger he was up dere in Washin'ton,
an' he writ for money. Mars. John
sont 'im ten dollars, ad' I ain't neb
er paid 'im yit."
"Maybe George is a member of
"Who ? Dat nigger ? Ef I know
ed it, I declar, to grabious, of I
wouldn't go up dere an' yank 'im
out right 'fo' do whole crowd. Dat's
me, up an' down."
"May be he is the president of a
"Is dey any calabooses up dere,
boss ? Raise, of doy is, don I know
whar lie's a boardin'."
"Why, you don't think ho's in jail,
do you ?"
"Hit's dis way, boss. W'en a
nigger wv'at's been fotched up 'spec
table turn 'is back on 'is daddy an'
nammy an' goes a trompin' roun'
artor a passel or w'ito people, don
you bleedzer to snrch do jails to
find 'im. Leastwars, dar's whar
I'd 'naug'rato do hunt, an' I boun'
I'd ketch up wid 'im do fus' pass I
A HAUNTED HoUsE.-A Richmond,
Va., letter sa s : A strange story is
told hero to the effect that tbo par
sonage occupied by the Rev. Moses
D. Hoge,' of the Presbyterian
Church, and situated on the corner
of Main and 5th streets, is haunted.
Dr'. Hloge, it is stated, has the ut..
most difficulty in keeping servants.
They come and stay one month and
see the mysterious apparition and ~
hear thme human sigh, and then they
leave, nor do they wait long f orI
wages. The house was built and
occupied for years by Maj. . Gibbon,
a distinguished officer in the Colo,
nial army. After the revolutionary
wvar he lived there in handsome
style. About the hour of midnight
a figure robed in white walks with
solemn stop through the ball and
vanishes noiselessly. It is said by
those who claim to have seen it to
be the figure of a lady. An4Shat
as the figure sweeps by a""deep
drawn sigh is heard, which proceeds
from the b'iek parlor in the house.
Such is the strange tale which the
affrighted servants toll. It is
strange that servants come thei'e
from a distance who have never
hoard of the traditions of the house,
and upon the first night see the
same figure. They all tell tihe same
story. The figure cannot be traced
to any authentio source, but many
have hoard the deep drawn sigh]
which proceeds from the parlor.4
Upon going into the parlor nothing
is seen or heard,- but immediately I
upon going out in the passage the
sigh is heard again. .It is' only
heard about the hiouf~ of twelve
o'clock at night. It Is attributed
to some strange,acoustio property
of the room.
An Idalio editor proposes to nail
another~ editor's "vulnaerable hide to
the wall, sii'ni4kei ht look like a
wood-ohttekk ii g a count,ry1
barnanoor in beMn tAma'
8UTI CAROLINA NEWS, '
The farmers of Anderson are as
iving as many liens this year
The Rock Hill graded school has
)penled with very flattering pros
In Sumter county, there are six
~andidiatos in the field for State
ionator for that county.
The graded school at Chester is
vorking very satisfactorily. It
numibors one hundred and fourteen
Lancaster county bonds issued
n aid of the Cheraw and Chester
ltailroad are selling at sixty cents
n the dollar.
The supply of home-made pro
visions in Darlington county this
ear is greater than any year since'
Kingstree has had its fourth
nnnual incendiary fire. It occurred
n Sunday last, destroying the store
nd stock of the Messrs. Benjamin,
valued at $10,000.
Rev. Jacob Burris, one of the
>ldest Baptist ministers in the
3tato, died in Anderson on the 4th
nstant, aged eighty-eight years.
The South Carolina Railroad is
aid to be doing a thriving business
it every point along the line.
Receiver Fisher is managing the
iflairs of the road in a very satisfac
The Anderson Intelligencer says
the guano combination in that
county could not stand the pressure.
'ho prices have come down, some
if the companies selling for the
amie price (cotton option) as last
The treasurer of York county has
received the sum of three hundred
Iollars from the Peabody fund,
which had been appropriated to the
rree school at Rock Hill for the
Only three miles of the Green
vood and Augusta railroad remain
to be graded on the Georgia side,
.nd notwithstanding the temporary
eomplications on this end of the line
there is no fear as to the speedy
completion of the work.
Mr. William Thomson, of Lancas,
co unty, while superintending the
fer crt1ting of some timb3r, met iith a
painful accident. He was standinn'
by the tree, and as it fell it struco
an old log which was lying on the
ground, throwing it from the stump,
;triking his leg and breaking it in
A cane-brake in Union county
has been appropriated as a roosting
place by the robins, and as many as
three thousand have been killed in
one night, torches and long poles
being the outfit of the sportsmen.
rho highest number taken by one
nan is 185.
Gus. McLees, son of Rev. John
DIcLees, of Creenwood, met with a
3erious accident last week. He and
inumber of other boys were out
Lunting, when a double barrel shot
un in the hands of Robert Tarrant
as accidentally discharged, the
hole load going into the face of
usw. McLees. It is said that he
vill probably lose his eye-sight.
On Thursday last the Sumter
~rand jury found a true bill against
am Lee for omicial misconduct as
udge of probate. He immediately
led, and diligent search has failed
a find him. Lee had- recently
~omplimentLed Judge Mackey on his
mpartiality, but when his own trial
vas imminent he adopted his usual
actics and has run away.
While Flora Lane, a colored
voman living on the plantation of '
vlr. John C. Sellers, in Marion
ounty, was nodding before the fire '
ast Sunday, her clothes caught on
re, and in her efforts to extinguish
he flamcs the building caught on
re, and before assistance came to
er rescue the house was burned
lown, and one of her twvo children was
iso badly b?urned. She died from
he effects on Monday morning,.
At a meeting of the farmers of
l[arhgpi county, held at Marion
n last sales-day, itwas resolved
hat the diserimination in
rieces of commercial 'fertilizers
etwen cash rates and what is
nown as "cotton option" is so
~reat that "we will purchase 'only
vhat we can pay the cash for, and
~ndeavor to wake more home-made
anuresthis year than formerly-"
Claremont Moses, former'Clerk of
Oourt of Newbeary county, was
~ried last week, before Judge Aid..
~ich, on the charge of failing to
urn over the kooks and funds.cof
mt is a son of Montgomery Moses,
who, it will be remembered, was
inpeached and turned out of ofmce
by the last IRadical Legislature.
eho result of the oase is not yet
In Kershaw county, most of the
ogroes who have made contracts
or the present year have gone to
vork, four days in each week for
heir employer and two for them."
elves. The employer furnishes
hem houses, rations and as much
and as they want to attend them,
elves, and lot them have his stock
o do their ploughing, but pays them
o wages. Those who work for
rages alone, get from five to seven
lollars per month and rations.
A good nurse is a blessing to
wery family, and all sensible nurses
recommend that innocent but
3ffectual remedy for all the pains
'nd ills that befall a baby-.Dr.
Bull's Baby Syrup. Price 25ots.
The mpst bashful girl we ever
hoard of was the young lady who
blushed when she was asked if she
had not been courting sleep.
Some one says that nothing is
healthy that is fried. This is prob-.
bly so. Even Friday is unhealthy
-for convicted murderers.
. COME EVERY DAY,
And Exchange YOUR CASH for
BOOTS AND SHOES.
Coffee at from 15 cts. to 20 ets. per
Sugar at 12 pounds for $1.00.
Parched Rio Coffee, Ground Coffee,
Brown Sugar, Extra 0, Granu
lated Sugar, Pulverized Su
gar, Candy, Crackers,
GOOD GOODS AT LOW PRICES
Remember those substantial Boots
tud Shoes, the "Bay State" stan.,
lard screwed and wire sewed.
J. M. BEATY.
If you detest a bursting lamp buy
the Vestal Oil. Ifyon like a bril
unt light buf the Vestal Oil,
dec 24- J. M. BEATY.
New Summer Cook.
rhe Safety -
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Perfeot for all.kinds of (looking and Hea*
Always ready and reliable.
'he most satisfnetory Stove made and the
im- Send for circular,.
WHITNEY & flALL MF'G. 00,,
?-Iy 1980hestnut 8t., Phila
(EW GARDEN and FIRE PUMP.
Tis novel and ex.
is invaluable at the
dienenheW with both
Pie'io and Stufing
Box, doing away with
11 Ficton,eskge,&e.It is workb4
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brow a steady estream of water .over an
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