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TRI-WEEKLY EDITION. WINNSBORO. S. C.. JANUARY 11. 1883. ESTABLISHED 1847
"T11E NItUIT JOMETR ON.''
Deep down 'inongs the reedy hollows,
And away thro' the Meadows low,
Swift o'er its shining pabbles,
Pausing not In its ceaseless flow,
The brook that comes down froin the inountain
To the ocean must speed its flight,
As the brightness that dawned with the morning
Must die on tte threshold of night.
he ferns by the brookeido growing,
And the reeds as they inurmur and sigh,
And the willows and ineadow grasses
Keep time as the brook sweeps by,
And the ocean Is calmly waiting,
But never a ripple will tell,
When the wavelets the brook In bringing
Shall be merged In its long, low swell.
And there cometh a royal stset
That lighteth the funeral pyre
Of the day as It glides down In the western sky
And dies in its crimson fire;
And night with its swift wieg ioumtillig,
The brIghtness sweeptli away,
And settoth the seat of darkness
On the tomb of the vanished day.
And so it but little recketb
How radiant-l(fe's dawn may be;
It as surely wears on to the g.oaiing
As the brook floweth 'on to the sea.
And however fair be Its evening
Its brightness will soon be gone,
And the waning light and the gathering globn
Will whisper: "The night conietli on."
LOVE'S SUNLIG irt.
Such a weddmng I
"No bridesmaids, no muiic, no break
"I declare I should not fool as if I
had been married 1" exclaimed Marion
Willoughby, throwing herself down
upon a low chair in her own elegantly
appointed drawing-room, and drawing
off the delicately-tinted gloves which
served as a finish to her exquisite Par
There was only one other occupant of
the room, a man, tall and hanisomo,
standing with one hand resting lightly
on the back of her chair. -
She did not glanco up as she spoke, or
note that Choster Thorley's face had
lost its color.
"You are speaking of Mixs; Marvine's
wedding ?" he said.
"There is one essential to most mar
riages you have not enumerated in your
list of things lacking.
"Was love wanting, too ?"
"I believe she loves him.
"She certainly must do so to an al
most absurd extent.
"They are to go housekeeping in a
small flat in an unfashionable locality
where he must be away trom her from
early mornmig until six o'clock.
"He occupies some salaried position
clerk in a bank, I believe-and she is a
girl who might have married anybody."
"Honest labor degrades no man,
Marion.," was the firm, quiet answer.
"Even acolerkship is not always to be
found, and I would rather break stones
in the street than live on money acquir
ed dishonestly or doled out by charity,
though in such a case I would ask no
woman to share my lot."
"This looks like breaking stones, does
it not ?" she laughingly answered, lottag
her own jeweled lingers close over the
man's hand wnere it rested-a hand
whose shape betokencd its aristocracy,
and which was white and soft as a wo
At her light touch his strong frame
He bont and let his lips rest an in
stant caressingly on her hair, for this
girl beside luni was his aflianced wife.
"It could break stones, though, dear:
and I don't know but that it would make
of me a better mani.
"Suppose I lost my money, Marion?
"Suppose it all were swept awvay from
mns in an hour, and I had a position of
fered me, a position which w ould enable
me to live but very humbly, very much
as your friend in going to live, tell me
what you would do ?"
"You are only talking to try me,
Chester, and I hate such questions.
"1n the first place, it is entirely out
of reason ; for even wiere it so, papa,
you know, is very rich, and our home
could always be with him."
'T have said to you, Marion, that I
would rather starve than eat the bread
"Therefore, putting this possibility
aside, tell me still what you would (do."
Her fingers relaxed their hold upon
I as there significance in thc action~ i
lb smiled bitterly as Ito sawv it.
His face was very palc no0w.
Except that he still stood behind her
chair, she must have noticed it.
"Yuare utterly absmad this nitr
"Have I not just. tol you that Edith
Marvmne's wedding was imore like a
funeral than a wedding ?.
"Have you nothing more agreclblo
you can find to say to mo ?"
The man shook off a certain some
thing which seemed to envelope him in
to an almost visible cloud, and answered
with the old courteous grace which
suited him so wvell, and had made his
power with women almost a proverb.
Money always seemed to belong to
him by an inherent right.
It was so very natural that lhe should
He knew so well how to cxpenll, his
Uo gave it so generously, yet without
ostentation, thiatno man envied hinm it.
Yet he knew a half-hour later, when
lie loft his farewell kiss on Marion
Willoughby's beautiful lips, that it was
farewell to all fise hopes and happiness.
The blow had already fallen.
He was a ruined man, with seare a
dollar he could call his own--ho who
had had no wish ungratified money
might procure in all hin thirty yoars of
It had fallen, too, through no fault of
his own, though tuore was feeble com
fort in that.
There was comfort, howvever, i the
knowledge that lie owed no man, and
that he might start afresh In the world,
with no burden oni his broad shoulders
True, there was a deep wound ill his
Xe had loved Marion go well that to
taive hey up was to voluntarily renone.
But all her lifelbad been spent amid
It was to her a necessity.
Deprived of is she would fade and
droop ; and better any lot than to watch
her ntirggle, and know that he had
brought it upon her.
Besides, she had made her choice.
To her a wedding meant flowei s,
music, friends, the toilette of the bride.
The future, the communion of two
hearts. the solemn responsibilities in
curred, were but secondary considera
"Good-bye. my darliu I" lie said, as
But when she added, "Until to-mor
row," ho answered neithor yea nor nay.
"To-morrow" the world know that
Chiester Thorley's ship bad gone upon
Many of his business associates would
have held out to him a helping hand,
but firmly and kindly he rotuseid every
He wrote Marion a few lines. recalling
to her mind the conversation of the day
before, and releasing her from her vows
Two years passed, and the little world
which had known Chester Thorley so
well, knew him no more.
He had entirely disappeard.
Marion Willoughby was Marion Vil
If she sufferod she made no sign ; but
those who had seen the one sparkling
stone, whiah had been the pledge of
her engagement to Chester Thorley,
noticed that she wore it still ; and others,
yet more narrow watchors, observed
that always, when she entered a crow
ded room, she would take a hasty glance
about, as though expetitig to find some
one not thero.
She was as yet )ut twenty-two, a belle
and a beauty still,
The third winter of his absence she
went to spend several weeks with an
"I canlot spare you," her father had
said wIen the invitation had come.
But she, going close to him, and lay
ing her head a moment on his breast,
"I think, papa, it would be best."
They were simple words, but ho in
torpreted them aright.
Tie old wound would not ceiso its
Sho wanted to go amid new scenes,
so ho only kissed her, and bade her re
member that the old father awaited her
"You have not beenthrough the steel
works," some one said to her, one day.
"It really is a most interesting sight.
"Will you join a party, it we make
one to visit thom, liss Willoughby ?"
"With pleasure," Mhe answerd lightly.
And her aunt, charmed with the bril
liant success of her beaubful niece,
smiled at Clay Clayton's numerous do.
vices to en-lnuro Marion's society.
He was tho great 'catoh' of the place,
She had heard something of some
early disappointment In Marion's life.
It would be a silendid triumph thus
to obliterate it, and aiready she felt
quite sure that the fit lay in the girl's
The morning appointed for the expo
dition dawned beautiful and bright.
They soonied indeed lito drones, in
truding upon somc busy hives of work
ers. as they entered the great building
and looked about them.
Department aitor department they
visited, watching with interest the deli
cata, subtle maehinery and its wonder
Marioi's cheeks flaished with intorest,
and Clayton, nobioing it, thought le had
never seenl her look more betautiful.
To-day lhe determiued lie must speak,
when 'suddenily he he.ird a little cry, and
glincing up, saw heri standing quite
apart tromn the group, her eyes ablaze,
her Jips quiyermg.
At ai lit tle distance~ f romi her, adjust
ing somne picco of machinery, was a
man in a working blouse.
Her cry also attractedl himt, anl lie
Their' eyes mot.
His fac grew deathly pale, but lhe
gave no0 other sign of recognition.
She went straight towvards him, obli..
viouis ot all, with hand outstretchied.
"'Chester !" she said, in a vo(ice scaire
louder than a whiisper'.
"'At last I'
9 le bowed low iu respouso, anid took no
uuiiecUt i he nand but ihe old, dhaunt
less bride was1 ini the ulil t hcad and
'"Did you know thtat I n as hero ? ''she
"'No,'' he replied. "'I amn no longer
in your world."
"You wiill come to see mec ?"
Here his voice broke a little.
"'Mr, Clayton," she said, "'let mro
p~resenit my I iend, Mr. T1horloy.''
Spite of the innate breeding of the
man, sonmc of the instictivo surprise at
hearing a steel- worker ad dressied by
Miss Willoughby as friondl made itsel f
apparent mn the mnaiimi~ he yet strove to
Then the pairty passed oin,
H-e wondered, liewever, why Marion
lingered a moment mn the ollico to ad
dress the superintendent some quest ion
as they camp out into the air.
Hie had meant, too, to ask her on the
way home the question whieh all the
dlay, and for many days, had been tremb
ling on his lips, but there was a now ox
pirossion in her eyes and about her mouth
which instinctively told him that this
was not the time to p)lead his cause.
ilad that fellow inside, who bowed so
like a gentlemaii, been any other than
ai workmanii, he might .have suispecte'd
him as in some way responsible.
IL was quite singular enough as it wasu
that Miss Willough by should have adl
dlressedl himi as friendl.
Doubtless some man who had seen
better days, aiid Ior whom she felt a
"Can t see Mr. Thorley ?"
The mistress of the liumzblo little cot
tage looked up. amazed, at tihe beauti
ful young lady who asked the question.
".Indeed 1 suppose yon may, miss.
"He's goe up to his room where he
spends all his eventngs, arid not a bit
of suapper to-night has he touched.
"M3hnll '1 eall him Aon 2"
:No, lot me go to him."
"It's the first room to the right of
the stairs, miss.
"He's the only lodgor I' have, aid
you are his first visitor."
But the girl heeded not the words.
A strange vision she surely was as
she Ftood an iistant outsido his doors,
clad in costly velvet and rich furs.
Then she softly turned the handle
He did not hear her.
1ie had thrown himself upon his sofa
and buried his head in its cushions.
He was so still, so motionless, she
thought he must be sleeping.
Sie swiftly crossed the room, and
laying her hand gently upon his shoul
der, called his name.
"Hcavons I" he cried, and would
have started to his feet but that she
held him back, falling on her knees be
"'Chestor," she pleaded, "you would
not como to me.
"My pride is ht s than sours. -wy
"I have como to you.
"Did you think that my heartuttered
the unworthy words for which you have
plnished me all these years ?
"I have tried so long to find you-so
long und so hopelessly.
And she bowed her beautiful head
and sobbed outright,
''Hush, dear, hush.
"You should not havo conoe here,
"It might compromiso you.
"Compromise wo with my futuro
"Sce, Chester," and she held up the
hanid on which gleamed the ring.
"I have nover had my freedom."
"My own brave girl," he said, his
voice softening even while he girded
himself up to the strength of which he
stood in such need.
"But the heaven yon hayu opened to
me cannot be.
"1 am foreman in the works where
you saw me to-day, Marion,
"My knowledge and love of mach
inory stoodi me in good stead.
"L hard of this opening and secured
"To-day I was adjusting some difll
cult piece of work I dared not trust to
"I am im receipt of a liberal salary,
which I am laying uside, dear, living as
poorly as I canl, hcpmg One day to buy
an interest in the bubiness.
"One or two improvements I have
made are rapidly advancing me towards
this gaol : but it is still far off. I can.
not ask you to wait, nor to forget the
years of iabor which have helped me
"1 have waited already too long, Ches
ter," she whispered. I am ready now
to vecome your wife."
His tace grew deadly white.
"Do not tempt me," he said hoarsely.
"Oh, hoester," shte said. "Whon I
have so much money, why are you so
cruel an11d so proud r"
"I11 cannut go back to a life of ease
and dependence," he answered- "even
with you, dear love, to brighten it.
Bi.s you for coming to me Marion.
Bless you for showing Ine all that ia no
ble woman may be. The memory of
this hour will lighten all my luturo
'Chester, gou (to not understand Inc."
"I ask you to return to no life of
"I will forget that I have a single
shiling in the world except what you
give ie. I will sharo whatever homo
you oIer me-even this.
"For better, for wvorse, darling, we
pledged oursaelvcs, as sacredly as though
already we had stood bef ore God's altar.
In God's sight I am your wife.
"I elaim my right to share your dark
(days, as wuell as those on which tihe sun)
of prosperity may shine.''
Hie strove to answer her, but his
Shie had conquered ; but woman-like,
she gave to himi the glory of her victory
as she sobbed out her happiness uponi
A month later there was a quiet wedt
(1ing, at which were neither fhowers, nor
bridesmaits, nor music ; but Marion
Willoughby missed nothimg.
It was alter the ceremony lied been
perfrmed that Uhester showed 1her a
document which had been his wedding
gift from the firm he had served so faittu
fully, and which admitted him as a
junior p~artnier from that date.
But she smiled half-4adly as she look
ed at it through a mist of tears.
''You said once, clear," she wvhispered,
"that Liowers, to liye, needed sunlight.
"My darling, I had not then made
the wonderful discovery that 1:>yd
makes sunlight everywhere.
"With your heart my home, be its
outward adornments what they will, I
envy no klig his palace, no queen her
Th.e Post-Oflco Dopartment lies or
dered the sale at auction of -artioles ae
cumulated in the Dead-Letter Office,
and a catalogu is published which is in
its way a curiosity. Thore are 12,000
lots, and probably not less than 40,000
articles ; and such a variety can rarely
before have b)eoa seen together. Be
sides several thousand books, and some
Iiundlreds of articles of jewelry, there
is a list of miscollancous erticles which
seems to include almost everything uni
dier tihe sun that could b)e put into a
mail-bag. For instance, there are cor
sets, files, 15-puzzles, carpet-stretchers,
stockings, spatulas, trousers, hypoder
mic syrinages, hammers, fishing tackle,
ostrich-feathers, door-knobs, fiddle
strings, oil-stonles, liver-pads, pipes,
Ilats, padlocks, pistols, mouse-traps,
galvanic batteries, garters, tobacco, tea
spoons, garden -spr inklers, screws, stir
rups, rugs,'shirts, courtship-cards, nurs
ing bottles, strengthlening plaster, arti
ficial flowers, cam paign-torches, boots
and shoes, harmonicas, bullet-molds,
walking sticks, and even. washing ma
Builalo 0111 ana Custer.
In 1867, says Iluffdo .Bill, I was pon
guide and scout at' Fort flays, Kansas
Before that titme I had meut General Custe
when he was stationed at old Fort Fletche
but I was not well aeuiainted with him
One evening early in June he came iltt
Hays with'only a liplit escort and .was 01
a forced march to Fort Larned, which i
sixty fvo ni,ep froli the former place. A
that time there were,ct course, no railroa<
conlnectiohls. When the General expresse<
a wish for some gu l'e to accompany hni
the commanding ofier detailed ie, apt
orders were given Id start tt daylight th
following'mprinlg.. - ..M.the time no hes
long-distance hoise was a big, mouse-c6l
ored mule, and as I had heard what i
lightning traveler Costea was t know tha
only my best rungq Would do to keel
ahead of the 'Whirlkind,' as the Jndilan
'called him. I tbought I would be protiip
and ahead of the Generat at daylight, bfi
when L arrived he: was already on' the
ground with his staff and orderlia. Whe
I rode up I noticed him eyeing theaninia
I was riding and when I announced tht
was to be his guido lie assented, but said
would have to get a [letter horse, It. would
I would find, take something better Ahau
an old mule to keep ahead of him, Ivig
orously maintained that the mule wouhd
get over the sixty-five miles as quick as
any horse he had, and lie seemel to b<
satisfied when the post commander spokc
up and contirnod what I had said. Foi
the first ten miles I had to use the spur
lively to keep the General from riding ovei
me, but after crossing the bnioky Hill
river and getting on into the sand-bills th<
mule got his second wind. ie commene.
ed to leave Custer's Kentucky tuorough.
bred,sud the soldier in time acknowlodget
that I was riding a pretty good horsn. 1ot
a long time we kept up this rapid travel.
ing,. his escort being scattered, out for miles
behind, and as the country was dangerouh
the General calldd h halt, to let his mae
close up and become less convenient tar.
gcts for vagrant bands of Indians. Wher
we started again I madei up my mnind to
show him whet a good mule could do,aud
I struck a gait which astonished him ac
much that he did Dot call for anothoP halt,
We lett the escort to follow as best they
could, and before noon the General and
myself rode Into Fort Larned. The escort
straggled in for hours during the day._ Th<
next day I returned to 11ays, while hI touk
command of his regiment and soonm after
had his big fight at I'awneo Fork creek.
I met him freqtiently after that and guided
him in neveral expeditions. Poor Custei I
1 was thirty-five miles from hum whcn'ht
killed himself, Yes, killed himselt I I The
Indians.who were in the ilght of the Litl<
Big Horn say Uuster killed himself, al(
froi the Indian religion I am conviucel
that they are right. H3 was the only one
who was not mutilated on the bloody field,
nud the red warrior will not mutilate the
body of a man who lIces his own life. ]
think that Custer fought till all his brother
iflicers died, and, no leno to support hi
he died by his own hand and ended t1
career of as brave a man as ever wore
They Can't ba Beat.
At Charleston I met a man from Bing.
h1amuptcu, N. Y., who was agent for somi
sort of cotton machinery, and alimost thc
first thing he said to me was:
"flow (to you manage with the hotel
"Why, 1 have to fce them, of course."
"That shows how green you are. I an
going to stop here four days, and 1 won't
pay 'em1 a cent."
"Then you won't get much service."
"I won't, ehl Well, you Just watch mt
and learn a thing or two. Bee that?"
1t was a lead half dollar, neatly covered
with gold foil, and at first glance it seoem
ed to be a twenty dollar gohld piece. WVheis
the New Yorker's trunk came un etaire
and the two darkies lingered arouixa for ii
quarter apiece. that ''twenty" appeaied Ic
view, and he said:
"Smiallest I've got to-day. ll see you:
before I go."
Trhe same thing~ was worked on the tabh
waiter, on the waiter who brought up ict
water, and on several other colored indl
vidluals, and when we were all readly tc
take the train for Savannah. the trunnku
went down on the wagon and we walket
to the depot. Two mintea before th<
train pulled out the New Yorker turned tc
the Africanm with his gripsack and said:
"James, will you takhe this coin anm
sgiare uip with the boys for minc"
"Pla2e it carefully in your pockuet am
don't lose it."
'-8he's dar, sahi. Ize milyuns o' timea
obleeged to you."
"~Never mind that. Well, we are off.'
All the way down to Savannah that eve
ning my companion chiuckled over hiz
keenness in beatmgt the colored populatio:
but when we reached the latter city hi
ohm took a drop. We were not clear ol
the depot when ho was arrested for pass
ing counterfeit money, and all lis explan
ations did not prevent his return to Char
leston by the next train. I met him after
ward in Alabama, and he told me tin
afinr cost him $65.
A London Tonsorial Saloon.
According to a correspondent, Londor
barber shop aro,queer in conveniences,
went into one the other day and nearl3
broke my baek tryiig to pbse for a hill
cut aud and a shave in an ordinary woodl
en chair. Trho barber is proverl-iall3
loquacious everywhere, and very muchi
concerned about the absolutencedse of yoni
head and hair. Mine Informed me thai
that my hair was very thini, and needed
singeing. I deomrured. Just. as I wat
abodut to rise, however, lie said: "You
won't be satisticee unless you have that hiai
singed." Determined to get as much ex
perience as I coul In a short time and to:
a little money, I reeurned my back-aching
attidfudo and the phagos lighted his taper,
graspedthe comb, applied his torch, and
in an instant my head waa covered, likt
little lulus's, with a lambent flame. You
shouki have heard that unfortunate barber
squeal I You see ho had spreadh the~ bay
rumi and tonic pretty thickly before I mnadc
uip my mind to undergo the singsing,with.
out washing his ha'nde, and hair and hauda
were victims of a grand pyrotechnic die.
play. I rose with some haste and great
indignation, and trusted that the young
man was satisfied. kilereafter I shall havt
my own way In that shop, cad that youni
man won't be so prfu'e Wh hide reeom.
The Gsve-Away Glame,1
" Do you know, ' said a man who was
Eelling jewelry from a dry goorei b;x to a
reporter, "that the Ainericans are the
easiest humbugged of any In the world I
It is true, and I have helped to humbui:
them'about as much as th'i average iman."
Somebody had. -just been reading an at:
count of the Loniavill lottery drawing,
which brought lorlh this speech.
"Can't you till us soio of your exper
lence in that line ?" asked a mali near.
"Well 3u011 *ld laugh to know whit
61fbs p'jc0meimake of themselves some.
tiines. A lodt tw.o weeks ago I was (own
i Urunsw(ck, wlcre I saw a fellow run
ning a perfedtly'Dquare game, but which
Lwa th'e most out-and-mit. steal I ever heard
t of.- 1114 plar was <simple, and hundreds
of the very best. people of the town flock
o ed to give hin i. trial.;- He rented a store
and put a show case across the counter in
the center. In the show case lhe had, I
know, my hat full or $20 gold colis, piled
in one corner, and in the other about the I
sanme sized pile of silver dollars. A dice I
box apd six dice completed is outfit. By I
paying fifty cen'ts a man had ofie throw i
with the dice. If he tirow s'x sires he
took the entire pilo of gold; if he threw I
six aces he was entitled to all the silver.
Ut bourse 'lie knew no one over throw all
the sixes, neither was it possible to got the
sixes to coio all in a bunch. A man a
might as well capect to get struck by 1
lightning from a cloudless sky at noonday 3
as to throw six aces ; it Ma alnost an imn
possibility, that's, all. Well, the fellow
made several hur red dollars and left.
",Did you ever hear how easy it was to f
fol a man with soap?" continued the
speaker. "We street men know that as
an old story, of course. I was down to
Troy several nfifiths ago, when a fellow
came aloug aliost strapped. le went to &
a grocery store, bought a few bars of this 0
transparept soap, cut it into small pieces
about the size of one's thuinhi, Wrapped it
in tissue palier veryn'ently, and then cov
ered the package with tin foil, sprinking z
the whole with a bottle of. cologve to give
it a good smell. Well, sir, that follow got
on a box and soon gathered a crowd by I
somo nice talking, and proposed to take t
out all the grease froni hats, coats, etc., t
that Could be brought In. The first, caso
presented 'was that of the city Marshal,
who walked.up with a great spot on his
ooat, which he wanted taken out. The
tellow carried a Epongo well saturated
with benzine and arnica, which of itself
will take out abuost anything, and by
using a bit of the soap soon had the Mar.
shal's coat free from grease. That started
the soap sales, and In two or three hours,
it being uiaturday and a crowd in town,
the sol) man had sold '$06 wot th, nearly
all o I w hich was clear protit."
'NIopping to draw a breath the jiwelry
man.contiutigd hii4 ntcresting story. "I
tll you you can liuiftaig ani body. I am
not ituie the lost. of the wosld. I he.
lieve I would bito at my own tricks if I
o-mitd get in the crowd While I wis at I
Brunswick. Ga.. I took revenon on tih-,
t6wn byfp',ilhg N'flAt we teru a give
away racket.' i, is a mighty fine thing
to lahy, but a very dangertus one in same (
locahucs. I had been ung a big uibrella
iarize enough to cover fifty people, when
Ino 1ight on the street it crowd or -ailors, r
led on "y some ot the town boys. threw
rotten eg-gs at the umbre'la and broke up I
the crowd. Then I resolved on the 'give. C
away racket.' A fellow has to be mighty I
ca eful about working it, or Ito .will &et
caught out. It can only be played once I
in a town.
"The way to do it'is this : Get a lot of
line gold rings, which cost about $1 a
dozen, and propose to be adveriising
sonic bi gold concern in New York. I
called mino the brazen gold of ban Fran
cisco, statedl that I would show the crowd
a thing or two, and soon got them inter.
(estedt. First, I made a speech mn which I a
statedl my business, then I commnenced to e
offer the rings at any price from two cents
up, teliing them that they conld not ho i
bought for less than $4 aicca at a jawel
er's. I let out about twenty rings at two
cents, and then aked everybody who had 1
bought, rings to hl)d them up. linstant' y I
every ring was in the air. 'Nw, said I,
addressinig the crowdl, 'this is your money,
is it ?' 'Yes,' 9sa1d a dozen. 'And yotu 1
give it trcely for the rings?' 'Yes,' camne 1
again ini chortus. 'Very well, here's twenty ~
cents for you, sir, and twenty cents for
you, sir,' and so onl around the crowd,.
Tlhey commenced to wondet- what in the
world 1 meant ; saidl I was crazy, and a
lot of other things, but I only told themn 1 t
was adivertising goods for my house, and'
l'ad lelnty more things to gIve away.
Next I took up some o1 my handsome
dmmanond studs, which 1 exp~lainedl werer
Lake George diamionds, equal to any onr
earth, etc., and that I was gomng to sell
them for twenty.five Cents tip, the moreC
one piaid the better It would be, of course, I
for him. Twenty stud~s were soon outC
and the same speech made. Then I made
the crowd hold( up the diamonds, and cach 6
man got fitty cents back who had botughit.
"The thing began to get very interest
ing, and the crowd nmbered 800 or 400.
Then I got ouit soic beauitiful gold-piated .
sleeve buttons, whien I explained could
nfl be bought for less than $12. These I
proposed to sell for- fifty cents each, giving ~
to adl who bought a dlollar additional as
before, each time doubling the money
gift. The buttons soon went off, as had
the other things, and I was ready for the
final 'bite' at the crowd. The twenty
pairs of sleeve buttons had been sold for y
half a (dollar, and~ 1 had given back twenty a
silver dollare. 'That fellow's a darned (
fool,' I hoard all around me, but I replied t
to this by sayIng that last week, In MIacon, c
Ilhad given away $i,600O, and ttiat I wast
readly to do it again.
"The crowd was perfectly crazy to see I
what came next. . it was watch chains. I
'Lhe chamns wefe sold at any price from I
$2.60 to anything above that one wanted I
to give, I telling them the while tkat the
more they paid the better it would be for I
them. I hinted that thme watches woti- I
come next, and this led them off like a ho'. i
of madmen. 'the trIck now was to sell as r
many chains as possible at $2.50 1 had a
devil of a lot or chabims, anudeo I sent I
them ouit right and lett. The dollars camne
rushing blindly at me and I raked themi in
lik'e chaff. Then I got out of chaine, .
"Previotisly I had prepalred ti4o bi -red I
Qilk ,bqnd~aerchiols,.exactly alike, an . as I
doon as the chais were all sold out I took (
the mtoney, and,,.in the presence of the C
crowd, tied it all up together, and after C
miaklng a speech, proposed to throw the a
blitmdlo Mt' th$ cro~cd fur the best man to ?
take, WhIle talking irso yi dr,-pped~ I
the bundle Into my bx by my sido, in
which I i'ad the other lindkercliet. In
this was $10 ino silver and some paper to
make it st and out. likq the'one I had drop
ped. All this had been arranged before
banvd, of courso. - With a whoop I. swung
the bag around my head after stopping to
pick it I) where I first dropped it, and up
it went Into the air. Great, Iayens I you
hoult havo son the mob 1I never saw
anything like it. They fought like tigers
Dver the handkerchief, while 1 took occa
alon to leave the spot. I had also arrang
ed to bring the thing to a climax about the
time the Alhauny traim left, so I was driven
it once to the depot. I was just $280
thead. But I got very weak in the knees I
while waiting at the depot. I was a little
oo soon, and about a dozen young men
ame up. raiisingr tile very nmschief of a
noise, which I thought was for me, and it 1
prcved to be trite. They baw nax and came
tround Ine, laughing and knocking .each
xhcr like crazy n.en. I didn't know what I
)n earth was the miatter until they finally I
old In It was tino best joke that had ever
>een played on Brunswick, and although
hey had been victimized, they wanted to
ssure tie it was all right.
Il had Pokt the chains to nearly all the
lest mnen of Birnnswiuk, some of them 1
laying ie as high as $5 for them. I was
atisfied to leave, and had my revenge.
(ou miy put It down for a fact that any
verago Ainerian crowd can bo hum
mgged the sam- way every dlay in the
A Blind Coloired Maln.
Tiere is, in Selma, Alabama, as hostler,
;ardener and general workman a negro
namiet Dick, t wenty-four years old, who,
ince uils fifth birthday has beeu as blind
s the proverbial hat. Tie amount of
vork Ie does and the neatness, accuracy
Ind dispatch with which all his chores and
dd jobs are done are simply marvelous.
ic attends to several horses, feeds them,
vashes their harimss, and, when occasion
lemanus, can hitch up a oam as well as
voli as any one. His stable yard is at
oadel ot cleinliness, and tho garden is
vell wored. le wasle.j the cairriages,
oi a05 ind wiagons, oils vehicles and sece
hat they tre all right, before allowing
hei to be takena out of the lot. lie is as
ight heiairted as most Africans, and can en
oy a1 joke anood laugh at it, though he
eastes but few moments in idlenena of
iny vatiety, his old variety, his whole
iind seemingly being beat upon a careful
lischarge of his various duties. lie is as
tout ats an ox, and is a bad man to tease,
n a bantering lo:ufer found out to his sor
ow not, long siee. Ile had been tormen.
ing Dick uitil the latter's stock of patience
:ava oit, when he turned turiously on his
orinentor, amid the first thing thi individ
iaidl knew he wais landed, all bruIsed up, in
, heap tiname 3 aids away, i'erhaps the
nost reimilmbe gift the man hais is hIs
.bitity to tell within at few moments the
ime of (lay. Day or night, when asked
Ythl time it is, lie replies without hesita
iou, amid iarel fI urther olf from the ek
(t maIking ot tle dial than ten minutes. j
To tcot thij gilt, after having talked
vi Ii him about, his work the reportor
"What ti:uCn is it, Dil'k?"
"lIall-ptit t c," aiiio the imuiediate
A lhooi at the wai'ch showed that at that
na;tant It w s 10.'20, within four minutes
ft he tine guesed by the man, who
,robably knows not the appearanco of
ither wuat ch (r clock. lie goes to his
otou nome blocks (Is, ant to remain during
he night, but is always oi hand bright
ud carly as the Iimrning sun to began his
lay's work. In all sorts of weather be
ever fails to be on time. le is celdon
ick, and then only slightly indisposol.
Thm Fni,,ltti tit Finworm.
'The decrees of lashion in flowers are
Inmost, as inexorable as those respecting
ress-partiacularly in'thie nn'nner of wear
ag them. A young mani~i who should no0W
pp~uar in wide trouasers, ins~aaa.i of those [
rhicha clung to the I 'g, would be subject
o ridicule; so wvould lie be frownie:i on it
*e wore a redi rose when it was the proper
'ung to wear a while one. Jnst now men,
vear large white rosebuds in their button
oles on evening occasions. Tlhils fashion
acks originality. The ment are wearing
irge white roschuds in London. Last
eason the muan of faishlon hero wore the
miallest white flowers he could find. TIhe
lower most in use att present Is the rose,
iter of a dlelic'ato pinik shade or white.
When a bride doees not wear the tradi.
ionatl orange blossoms she adorns herself
nith white toses anal halt opeed buds.
Lihe bridesmaaids carry colored roses, most
f at pm1k tint. Tlhie groom wears a white j
osebudi~ when the bridJo carries white
oses, anid the groomosmen have flowers In
n their coals corresponding to the bouquet C
araied b~y the ladies they escort. Corsage c
otiquets for evening parties or street wear
ounsist simphly of pink or whito roses tied I
aa loose bunch. If more than one kind
f buds(1 are usedi those of the samne color
rc gr'ouped together, Alt flowers must.
ave their own stems, which..Athould be
:rng. At diannera.einocad ol' bouquets at
Ach-phae, smiall baskets of flowers are
laced ini frorat of each guest. At lunch
on parties there Is usually a bunch of
oses for each guest, wiech is fastened on
'to corsage after luncheon Is over and
wern ont the street.
Capitol Paintings Daagea. r
Onie of the great p~aintlings In the Capitol
thich as nineteen feet by fifteen in dimten
ions, was very badly scorched dluring the
larfield fair and the pigments seem to
ave been on the point of takinag fire. A
lose wall of pine boards wva erected inside
lie rotund~a in ordlor to protect the picture
rom mutilation during the fair. Near the
>ainting of the Baptism of [Pocahontas was
large register, through which heat comes
ip from the furnaces to warm the vast
rca. The board wall above alluded to 11
vans set just outside of the register, so that a
he hecat was carried tup by means of this
mnproinpt~u flue directly over the canvas,
nttod of being diffused throughout the
0oom. The consequenco is, that by thisng
toady aplihcation of intense heat the
alntiing has changed color and cracked ini c
thousand places. 11, Is valued at $10,-.g
06 a-id will have to be taken down and
oto~uchted, which will be the work of
nont hs, to repair the damage. Another ri
aunting w"as Pcorocl a little, upon. the'
~t'cr side of the rotunda, and the canvas
f still aniothier, whi'h represents the dii
overy of the Mississippi by D8 Boto, had
hole punched through the sky by the
arpetiteta'idi takihfdo'at 'the woodbi' i
uhlnh hard bena.taen e..li frs ofIt
F. W. HABENICHT,
Proprietor of the
IORNING STAR SALOON
I respectfully call the attention of the
>ublic to my superior facilities for sup
dying everything 11 my line, of superior
Luality. Starting business In Wians.
)or6 i 1876, hav' la all this time
riven the closet attention to my busi
ices and endeavored to make my estab
isihment FIRST-OLASS in every par
icular. I shall in the future, as in the
mnst, hold myself ready to servo my
'ustomers with the beat artinles that can
>e procured in any market. I shall t
tand ready, also, to guarantee every
rticle I sell.
I invite an Inspection of my stock of
Vines, Liquors, Tobacco Cigars, etc.
F. W. HABENICHT.
Scotch Whiskey (Ramsey's).
L. Bin Laubort and Marat Cognae
Rottordam Fish Gin.
Ross's Royal Ginger Ale.
Jules Mumm & Co.'s Champagne.
Cantrol & Cochran'a Ginger Ale.
Apollinaris Mineral Water.
Old Sherry Wine.
Old Port Wine.
Old Cabinet Rye Whiskey.
Old Schuylkill Rye Whiskey.
The Honorable Rye Whiskey.
Old Golden Grain Rye Whiskey.
Renowned btandard Rye Whiskey.
esso Moore Vollmer Rye Whiskey,
)ld N. 0. Sweet Mash Corn Whiskey.
Old Stone Mountain Corn Whiskey.
Western Corn Whiskey.
Virginia Mountain Peach Brandy.
New England (French's) Bam.
North Carolina Apple Brandy.
Pure Blackberry Brandy.
Pure Cherry Brandy.
Pure Ginger Brandy.
Boston Swan Gin.
Rook and Rev.
ergnor & Engol's Lager Beer, in patent
stopper bottles and on draught,
rew Jersey Swee't, Sparkling Cider.
olut, Rook & Bye, Lawrence & Martin.
Rook and Corn.
Digars and Tobacco
Syndicate Cigar, 5 cents.
The Huntress Cigar, 2j cents.
ladoline Cigar-All Havana-10 conts.
)on Carlos (Nub)-ali Havana--10 cents
lnorva Cigar-Havana flleor - cents.
heck Cigar-Havana flller-5 cents.
lurfBoast Cigar-Havana filler-S cents
uckylHit Cigar--Havana filler- as,~
he Unionnm Self-LighMnigart'e
.(Am~ber uiouth-piece to every
The Pickwiok Club Olgarette,
I'CiII1*(nfnd Gecm Gigaret te,
(I ighit smoking.)
le 0111! Billiara and Pool Par
lor in Town.
ICE! ICE! ICE!
An abundance always on hand for the
cc of my customors. I wil also keep a
FISH1, OYSTERS, &O.,
>r my Restaurant, which Is always
peni from the first of September to the
rat of April.
T aball endeavor to please all who give
ie a call.
Very respectfully, .
F. W. JABEICHT.