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LAURENS C. H., S. C., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST If), 1885.
Ono of tho Pack.
1 roo how lt Is; I'm on? of tho pack
A paltry playing card: nothing moro.
You Rhum? mid ilcal, tln<n take mo hack.
Or los? mo to Mo where 1 was boforo.
There uro royal hoads at your mimic court.
Hut they furo no hotter; they're In tho sumo
For you vary tho usual onlor of sport:
You luke what you ploaso whllo you play
) our iriokn.
Ko doubt lt servos well a? a source of fun
Tn match your lovera, this ono against thnt;
'?'?:<"!. h perhaps, when tho evening's iimuse
ini nt ls done
And tho i>Hck put usldc, wo Boom rather Hat.
Hui suppose that by chunco In tho dead of tho
When you drouin with disdain of our being
Wv should break your re|H>sc, rising up in our
And declaro to your fuco that our feelings
For, whatever you fancy wo each have a soul,
And tho ruloB that apply hore nro .liv so
That whllo wo ??.ctn bent to your lliiger'a
And aro played with,.yet wo two aro taking
Don't you BOO that a fcqtlOnOO of hearts you
Whllo ur m) it nu: ono moan llltlo trump
E|Mil IO Hive,
Or auccuiub to an < quail/ luckless mistake
And lol a MUK go lor Ino sako or a knuvc?
Does Tom's Diumond take you. or ls lt my
Tho doner, after all, will perhaps cud tho
Thou. Hindu. )on may yield to young Alger
Or the on?-eyed o!d blinker's Cyclopean noe.
Tho j.'Hino'a lo bu Lottery-to you said
Or Mitti lin? ny? No; both, I decline I
Why. iho ItCXI thing I know jou'll take to Old
And leave mo to sorrow and Solitaire.
Cr m purposes si ill! This never will do.
You ve begun Vingt-et-un; I'm at Thlity
Just ton yours apart. Ali, 1 wish 1 know
Pomo smoother way lo make mattera run!
You chauve the unmo like a pantomime!
And now li's BUOliro, I n ally believe.
For you're trying to cheat mo hair of Ou
With a"|itlle Joker'*-a laugh lu yoursloevc.
lot us end this boiisonrel What do you say?
Leave mo out, and (?<> ?m with tho rest,
Or throw tho whole heap of curds away,
Ami slake yo,ir all ?m a niau as the best.
You ean't inailttgo lOVO according to Hoyle,
And your olfort to do i-o you surely would
Hostiles, what's tho usu of such Intricate
Ymi shall win all the gamos If I only win
-Coo. Pat.-.m Lathrop, lu Editor's Drawer,
lim per's Magazine for September.
HE WAS AN A UT 1ST.
Ho had a studio onCbostuut stroot
before Iiis arrival it was known as an
attic, lt bad that trado mark peculiar
to an artist's den, uamoly, dust and
disorder. Hut tins morning thoro was
a suspicion of neatness in ?bo arrango
unent of many unlinisbod canvases;
momo of tho dust and dirt had beou re*
moved, lliougb a few snider-webs lurk
ed in tho corners. However, taking
.-all into consideration, it was not sobad
ai place as it might bo.
So thought its solo lord and muster,
'ny name David Marvin, as ho sat bo
foro his easol, putting in a littlo darker
background to tho lovely faco bo was
?tainting, l'orbaps you might not call
t lovely, but I assura you that tho art
ist thought thoso deep brown oyes, tho
auburn hair, and the linn rod lips
"So you think a broom and wstor
has somowiiat improved tho appoar
auco of my room, Miss Lothorp, ho
was sayiug to tho original of tho por
"I do, indood; 1 boliovo if I hadn't,
irominded you in timo you would havo
.heon entirely lost in thelacowork thoso
littlo croaturcs woro spinning about
yon," abo ropliod, laughing, and Hash
ing a glauco of thoso liquid orbs at
"1 wiall abo wouldn't do that," he
thought, bonding bis flaxoti hoad to
avoid auy moro (lushes lot us suppose
"Hy Ibo way, you wishod to soo those
new water-color skotchos of mine.didu't
..Vci, 1 should liko very much to soo
them, Mr. Marvin."
Thoro was nu mistake this time; tho
oyes bad n curious gloam that caused
tho painter to divo into a cornor in an
agony of soareb for tito skotchos.
Hoi what was this? Hump, bump,
up tho stairs it carno, and amid a groat
bea val of sighs tho door was swung
opon, and In tho open portal appoaroa
a peraonago of groat proportions; an
immonso white chip bonnet adorned
with flaming rod rosos and bluo rib
bons, a purplo gown, groou-flannol bag
of dimensions unknown, and a white
cotton milln-ella uiado the tout ensem
"Laws a morey, Davy! Hut thorn be
tho awfulest stairs I ovor soon. Hore
am I, a-blowing like an old whale, and
nevor a broath of air In thia stujo of
yours; lt oughtcr boen called stowpan,
it's my opinion. He, hoi"
Miss Lothorp had withdrawn into a
cornor by tho window at tho panting
dame's unceremonious urn val, and was
now oyeing hor gaudy attiro with bad
ly concealed merriment on hor face
"And nevor a cheer, nuthor. Uless
my soul, Davy, ycr getting airy lu yor
sky parlor; but you hain't laming no
sonso, that's ono thing; a tutnbliu' out
yor oboors for this rubbish," sho con
tinued, with a majestic wavo of hor
hand to tho works of art lying around.
"Well, upon my word. Aunt Ellis,
fou' vu takon mu by storm. ldid not
ook for you on such a bot day as this,"
at last gasped David.
"Oh, no! I was so/ton suro of that.
I know I wasn't wantod; that's just
why I came, Davo Marvin!" snapped
Auut Eliza,looking vindictively at Miss
Lothorp. "Who'? that?" she asked,in
a stago whisper. ,
"I neg your pardon, Aunt hil/,
said David, recovering his lost onotgy
and pulling himself up with a jerk.
"Miss Lothorp, allow mo to Introduce
any aunt. Miss Hawkins."
"I'm from ltodlngton, Pu.; yo'vo
boord of Rodin'ton, miss?" inquired
Abo old lady, with som? pride. "It's a
real smart town, Davy was brung up
there," abo ?rent on, seating horaelf.
"Indeed!" Miss Lothorp murmurod,
.endeavoring to appear Intercatad.wblle
Mr. Marvin Inwardly cursed his fate.
"I hope that feller hasn't been telling
ye yarns about his ao'-ao, ob, whatev
er you call 'em; they say all lo Phlhv
dolphy do. you know. Why, do you
know. I 'member Davy whon be wore
a littlo chap io petticoats, fetching wa
tur from tho well, anti mlndlnT the
babies, carryln' thom plg-a-baok. Ye
needn't blush. Davy; H's gospel truth.
I wonder what ytr mother would say If
abo secb y> now* dabblio* in those
na*ty peintsP Like aa not she'? woab*
ing your father's clothes; Iiis father's n
luiuur, Miss Lothorp. Why, vor surely
"Yoi; you will pluaso oxcuso mo, but
I roiuombor that 1 have a .pressing on
gngomont that 1 cannot slight. Good
"lam sorry, Miss Lol?orp," said
n ,. ; i in . . Uiwlv voice aurnriao and
indignation making his naturally stupid
touguo dumb, "Hood morning. Oh,
aunt! What have you donor" ho ex
claimed, ns im closed tho door aller tho
young ludy. "I cnn hardly say I thank
you for airing those spicy anecdotes of
my juvonilo days," ho continued, bit
terly, us ho busied himself before his
casol. "What will abo think?" was
tho next thought. "And she'll never
como baek!" ho unluckily muttered
aloud. Alas, poor David
"You blamed fool, Davo Marvin!"
oxclaimod Aunt Eliza, grasping tho
forulo of hor umbrella. "You blamed
"Y'aro. I s'poso yo'll be bringing
that proud hussy homo ter Kellington
whim yo git her. Ile, ho! Wiitin you
do! r>ui, uover fear. Dave, no ono
that's4 insulted mo-"
"Once for all, aunt-"
One half hour aftcrwar 1 Aunt Eliza
carno out into tho broad day light, mop
ping her moist brows, and frowning
darkly nt thu tilth door window, fruin
whence her painter nephew was gaz
ing down stupidly on the crowded
Another morning two weeks later,
David was at his easel, working on tho
doop brown oyes, willi tho hoavily
fringed lashes. Was it-no-but it
was tho original again sining before
"Yos I really thought that you would
never como again. You we.o so terri
bly put out, you know," ho was saying
tho hot blood mounting to his brow.
"Why, what made yon think th. t? I
wes vory much amused hythe oLi lady;
sho is very communicative, dou't you
thinkP" sho asked with n qttoer gloom
in her oyes that tho poor fellow uroad
od so much.
"Ah, yos-that is-" ho stammer
ed, then quitted Ids work, and brush
and palette were thrown down.
"Mr. Marvin! '
Ho stopped mid looked doubtingly
"Miss Lothorp, don't you-I moan
would you mind hearing moro about
that little fellow who carried his sisters
-tho way sho saidP"
No answer; tho oyes wero hidden by
tho long lashes, and' a faint, shclMiku
tint crept over her face.
"You will not say that you havo an
engagement !'" ho asked, thinking bo
had tho upper hand, and consequently
"On, will you not boliovo mo? It
was really tho truth. Why should I
inako an excuso whon I Uko-"
A full stop.
"What wcro you going lo say, Mr.
Marvin?" sho inquired, ignoring his
question. "Somothing about yourself,
"It was-not until you litiish your
sen lenee," ho said.
"Mr. Marvin, yourself or nothing."
"Myself! Do you moan it. Mnbol? I
was going to say thal 1 love you, my
That incorrigible young man was on
his kneos, grasping (ho two warm
palms of Mis, Lothorp. Her dark hoad
was bent ovor him, thu bonnio brown
eyos that David both loved and feared
were lookiug down in his blue orbs
with unutterable tenderness. What
moro was needed?
"Darling, your turn now," ho whis
pered. "You li!.eil-whom?"
"II O. David I I intended to toll
you-not now, but somewhero olV in tho
vague ages-that 1 liked to lisleu to
tho lady s chat about-"
"Mel () darling of darlings!"
Tho posliuos wore something artis
tic, since their altitudes were struck
quito lunocoutiy, somewhat after that
Eanning of Hoiuoo and Juliot in Friar
aWrenco's coll. Tho friar alone was
But lo and behold! Who niado an
appoaranco at this moment but thnt
\ eum able gontlemun lu fominiuo garb
"David Marvin! Yo blamed
Sakes alive! I'm suro I bog yor par
don, Miss Lothorp. I-"
"Aunt Eliza, allow mo to introduce
my little wife to bo," David said,rising
from his crumpod position.
"My soul! Yo dou't say! Would
you marry nu nrllst, Miss LothorpP"
"Yes, indeed, any amount of thom,"
sho answered, with a fond glance nt
"Ooo at a limo, darling, 1 think
would bo best," ho suggcstoij. "Talso
mo first for a trial."--Waverly Maga
Groat Men's Feot.
"ROT. Horny Ward Booehor, tho pas
tor of Plymouth," continued Dr. Palm
er, "bas soft, ith,ibby foot Ho always
wears a broad-solod, oasy-fitting shoo
of tho finest kid m ado, ?nd suitors but
little, from eorns or bunions. 1 bright
en up his finger and too nails nbout
onoo a month. Mr. Booehor ls a most
intorosting talker. Tho last timo ho
was hore he related many pleasant an
ecdotes of his home in Peekaklll, whoro
be resldos with his family during tho
summor. In speaking of the regiments'
encampment at Poeksklll, Mr. lleoohor
remarkod that the boys in bluo greatly
addod to the incomo of the shopkoopors
of th? town, and takon upon tho w hole
they improved its social and moral con
"Rev. Dr. Tal mage, who recently
sailed for Europe to rejoin his family
in London, is also one of my custom
ers. His foot In some respects resem
ble a canoe, being long and narrow. I
cannot say they are froe from corns
and bunions, liko Mr. Boeohor's, hut
nevortholess they are pleasant to look
upon. Dr. Tal mago's too-naiis grow
out perfectly straight, and aro as pink
and white asa woman's."-A'ew iorh
Ai ft curious statistical trlflu it may
bo mentioned dint tim United Slates
has ovor fifty penitentiaries timi 2,400
jails. These institutions eoutniu ovor
A I'l-nctlcnl .Manner of Arni nu lng C.irii
Crlbn With ? View to Utility.
One of tho objections often stated
against favmors is nu assorted habit of
working on the hand-to-mouth princi
ple. In othor wortla, to answer a tem
porary purposo rattier than a perma
nent ono. In tho settlement of a new
country tins is often necessary from
tim want of money, where so many
things must bc accomplished, and is
Unwarrantable. Hut a habit oma; tixed
is apt lo be followed, ami in no respect
moro often than in cribbing corn. Tho
result is a loss from ratted, bitter,
moldy, or rotten CODI, and to a tlegreo
capable of paying all tho way from 10
to '20 percent, on tho investment nec
essary to build permanent cribs that
would keep tho corn perfectly from
yoar to year.
An examination as to tho result of
Imporfcctly-biiilt cribs in deteriorating
tho value of corn, and tho rulo will ap
ply moasuroably to all grain, will show
that a crib infested with rats and mico
tho difliculty is not alone in what tho
vermin destroy by cuting out tho chit
or germ of tho corn, but also from tho
effluvia arising from and contaminat
ing tho corn from thoir ncsting-placos.
lt is also known that bitter corn arises
largely from fermentation of tho cob,
which, put in wot, does not dry out
proporly. Mold is incipient decay (rom
too compact storing when damp and
rotting is an advanced stage of decay.
Tho loss of a few ceuls per bushol in
selling mnkes a largo aggregate in tho
crop. Hence, however tho crib is
built, it should be only of such sizo ns
to givo circulation of air, immunity
from rain, and safety against vermin.
The writer has never known a crib
made of rails, eight foot at thu bottom,
Hared to twelve feet at the lop, anti
covored securely from rain, to fail in
preserving Corn perfectly if dry enough
to crib. Tho reason is, tho air circu
lates freely nil around tho crib. If a
crib eight feet at bottom and Iwelvo
foot at top should be ex tended, say,
100 feet, lb?; caso would be different,
and if tho crib is uniformly twelve feel
wide thc danger of injury wdll be in
creased in a largo degree. Twelve
foot cribs arc not unusual in tie dry
autumn and winter climate of tho
Wost, and if tilled so full that tim rain
and snow cannot beat in under tho
roof, in ordinary seasons they keep tho
corn perfectly. In seasons wbon corn
does not ripen perfectly, or when from
a long spell of foggy weather penetrat
ing tito crib. Ibo corn becomes damp
through and through, If wann weath
er 00SU0S before tho wind thies il out
tho germ is attacked, producing bitter
ness und mold, and ut length rotten
Tho fact thal corn kept compactly in
wilie cribs never dare bo used for seed
is Bllllloient evidence that such aro not
calculated to season corn in tho bust
manner for commercial uses. It is
questionable if it really is for animal
feeding purposes. It is therefore wiso
economy thal every fanner build crib
rooui enough to properly save all corn
thal must romain with him after tho
lirst of March or April.
lu building a crib thoro aro thrco
things to be taken into consideration.
Immunity Hom rats and other vermin,
provision against Mic leakago of roofs,
and the driving in of rain or snow next
ibu eaves, and safely from heating.
Protection against vennin is provided
by elevating thu crib eighteen indies
above ground on posts, placing au in
verted till pan ou a large, tlat, smooth
steno between Ibo top of tho post and
tho sills of tho crib. Danger from
leaky roof is secured by a proper in
clination- not less than a quarter pitch
- and attention to keeping tho roof
boards, if so made, carefully nailed. A
roof of grooved boards, properly but
toned, makes a porfOCt roof. lt should
uo a double pitched roof for obvious
reasons, and extend over thu sides of
tho crib i wei ve inches to prevent tho
drip from driving in on lop of thu com.
If befoio snow ls oxpootod il be tempo
rarily boarded light from uiidor tho
caves, six inches below tho top of the
oom, this boarding to bo removed car
ly in tho spring, no danger from driv
ing snow will bo experienced.
To prevent healing or fermentation
in the body of a crib twolvo fcot wido,
tho writer has found tho following plan
safo and practicable: Form a skeleton
of six-inch foncing two or three feet
wide nt tho bottom and half tho height
of tho crib, carried to a sharp peak at
tho top of tho skeleton, running tho en
tire length of tho crib, tho spaces bo
twucu tho boards six inches wide.
Thus you virtually divide Ibo crib into
two, tho bases of each hoing only four
ami u half or live feet wilie. Tho crib
will thus havo a horizontal and a vor
tical circulation of air through the cen
tre, and at a more nominal cost com
pared to that of Haring tho outsidos of
tho crib. Tho projection of tho roof
proven?s drip hoing blown in. that
Striking tllO sidos never penetrating to
do damage, if, in addition, tho sido
strips are put on diagonally instoad of
vertically, this drip will bo distributed
still moro equally along tho outside
aud quickly tirios. Undi in tho man
ner describod, tho writer hasnovcr had
corn spoil that was put in tho crib in
tho ordinarily dry condition as it comos
from tho liol?! at husking time, nor
avon whon othor cribs of llio samo di
mensions, but not so protooled, woro
Foote and tho L.twy^rrf.
foote novor tirod of roasting tho law
yors With his Wit, Of which a sample
may bo given. A simple country fur
mor, who had just buried a rich rota
tion, an attorney, was complaining to
him that the exponaos of a country
funeral, in respect to earrurgos, hat
bands, scarfs, otc, woro vory groat
..What, do you bury your rt*.ornoys
horeP" naked Foote. "Vos, to bo sure
wo do; how olsof" "Oh. wo novor do
that in J om I on. " "Nol" exclaimed
UM astonished countryman. "How do
you manager" "Why, whon the
pationt happens lo dio wo lay him out
in a room ovor night by himself, throw
opon tho sash, lock tho door, and in
the morning ho is entirely off." "In
deed!" Mild tho other amazed, "What
becon.-os of him?" "Why that wo can
not tell ? \ o tly; all wu know ls Ibero1
a strong smell of brinistoiu in th
room noxl morning."- - Tangle Uar.
"No, slr, wo don't make cocortnuts,"
said a member of a linn whoso sig
road, "Cocoanut Mantlfuotttring Com
pany," in response lo nu inquiry of a
reportar for tho New York Mail and
Express. "What wo ?to is to prepare
cocoanut for confectioners, bakers, and
families, to bo used for pies ami pastry.
Tho nuts are brought hen: by the ves
sel-load, some ships bringing as many
ns 400,000 in one cargo. They are put
up in bags of one hundred oneil. Tho
nvorago wolght of thc green nut is one
niul one-half pounds. The best are
those thickest in meat ami richest it)
natural oil and sugar. They como
from ?San lilas, Cow island, ?San An
dreas, Kuatans, .Jamaica, and l?aracoa.
They grow on Um islands of tim Cur
ribonn sea, and the trees are so planted
that tho roots aro constantly washed
With salt water. The nuts aro not
picked fron) the tree, but fall to tho
ground when ripe because of tho decay
of tho stems. When the husk is taken
oil* they are ready for shipping. Thu
perishable nature of the green Dui has
made desiccated cocoanut moro desir
able in thu market, and titi s is lue ar
ticle we manufactura and sell."
"What is the operation? '
"Tho COCOil lill ts ate placed in a largo
hoppor, from which they fall to a zinc
covered table on a lower Hoot*. In
front of this table several men ate
placed, who crack the shell of thu nut
with a hatchet as it falls on Ibo table
Then the shell is pried ol?", leaving the
meat whole, from li lo 1 1 o'clock six
I*men at this work open Iwolvo thousand
nuts. A peeling machins then taki
oil* tho brown skin ot ti e nuls, nitor
which the meats ate broken into pieces,
tho miik drawn oil', and the pieces put
into tubs of clean, cold waler. Tho
meat is then inspected as to its quality,
and next it is put into a grinding null
turning four hundred revolutions a
minute. The pulp thus made is mixed
with granulated sugar and put in long
pans of galvan zed iron, which arc put
in tho desiccators nud the witter ex
tracted at a high lomporaturo. An in
teresting fact about tho work is that
tho cntiro process must bo completed
by 2 o'clock in tho nftornoon. be
cause of tho delicate nature of tho
fruit. 'Hie numbm' of people employ
ed in this department is forty-six. Tin
dosiccated nut is while as snow, and
perfectly dry, when il luis boen through
the process, and it is then allowed to
cool, and is left in a dry temperature
for ten days before it is filially put up
for the market. Al ?1 o'clock each day
tho work is all done."
"What about tile idea that cocoanut
"lt is supposed by many persons tobe
so. liut tho host growths show by an
alysis about lb per eccl of digostibia
oils, 6 per cont of sugar, about IG per
cont of water, and only 1 per cent of
ash. This being lim case, there is
scarcely anything people cal moro di
gestible and nutritious."
Th? Rattlesnake's Roveiijrn.
"Speakin' o' snakes," said tim Texas
frontiersman, "reminds mo ov a little
advonturo mo and a chum had With rat
t les mikes tbat made me respect tho rat
tlesnake over sinco."
"What kind of an adventure did you
bnvo that makes you respect tho rattle
snake?" asked a St. Louis man.
'Well, ono ovening just before dark
out among tho Rio (?rando canyons
thoro como tho all-flrodost rain you
ever seed. Uefoio wo could get out
tho water had risen so the only way of
escape was to cross a canyon thirty
feet wide and 600 deep.
'When wc got to this canyon wo
found about ono million rattlesnakes
thoro. They recognized mo as their
friend, it socmod, ns I tried to keep my
chum from shooting into a mound of
'om, for they crawled around mo and
looked into my face, as much as to say: j
'You eau help us over if you will.' I|
noticed that thc snakes paid no atten
tion to my chum, excopt a big rattlor
my chum wounded would look at him
and then go around to his followers
and seem to toll them something.
'Well, I lied a knot in tho tail of a
big rattler and thou got another and
looped Iiis nock into this, and so on un
til 1 had a snake ropo about sixty feet
long. Thou I coiled it in my hand as
I would a lariat and throwed it across,
and tho hoad snake, tied himself to a
troo, and tho last ono on my sido did
tho same. 1 had my lot of suakos to
go ovor first, mid thon I went over on
this snake rope bridgo. The last snake
lot go of tho tree, and ho crawled up
and tho others followed unlll nil were
"My obum had dono ns I did, but ho
lot tho big v, oumled rattlor havo him
self nenie tho last snake, and tio him
self round tho trco, so whon nil tho
snakes were over, and my chum was
going ovor as I had dono, that big
wounded rattlor snomod to grin, show
od all his tcolh, and lot go. Of course,
tho v, hole, shebang wcut down with
a 'swish,' and my chum was throwod
off and smashed into jelly, and-"
but tho crowd had BC altered and loft
tho big Texan to himself.
Ho muttered: "i don't kocr a durn;
thoso toilers think a rattlosnako is tho
deadliest enemy lo mankind. Ho is
not ns poisonous as thc copperhead, ami
always rattles a warning beforo ho
strikes. Ho's my friend, anyhow."
at. Louis (Jlobe-Democrat.
What would becomoof an nnwatehod
public garden in this city to-dayP In
a brief space it would bo a desolation.
Th grounds of tho Hoohostor Universi
ty aro an oxamplo. Thoro is not a
dowering shrub on thoso grounds that
bi not despoiled of its boauty ovory
year by thoso who havo not loamed to
respect public property. Tho children
are not taught lo respect such proper
ty as they ought to bo. And boro it
may be well to suggest that such re
spoct ought to bo inculcated in tho
schools, if it ls ?ot at homo.-Kochest cr
Of all tho states in tho Union, Goer-]
S'a brings tho most fuutastio things to
o surface. Its very latest oddity is a
spider as big as a hickory nut, tho long,
curved back whereof shows tho human
face lu profile. Thu face is liko that of
a man of thu Malay typo, ibo brow, tho
eyos, tho nose, tho mouth and the ohln
being Imitated with ti precision quite
Mtartdug in its way.
TIIK NR WS OF TUB STATU.
Bomo of Uto Kniest Saying! nntl Doings In
-Tlio Newberry Opera IIou so is
-There will bo no lair at Similor
-Spartanburg i- rejoicing overa lot
of new stree! lamps.
-Edward Hatfield, of Sumter, last
his middle linger by a cotton gili.
-The grading of lin; Savannah Val
ley Railroad was completed on the
-Miihoin Leo Ward, of South Caro
lina, committed suicide in Ballimore
willi a pistol.
-A lire occurred in Hamburg on
tho morning of I '21 li which destroy
ed five building
- Since Septt 1 r I, two thousand
nine hundred < les <d' cotton have
been sold in Lancaster.
- Tho Asheville & Spartanburg Hall
road will bo completed lo Asheville by
the middle of Dccembor.
- Mrs. Mary Smith, an riged lind
respected lady of Sumter, bas 52 grand
children and IO great grand-children.
- An extra (erin ol' lin: Court of
Common Pleas will bo held in Lnucas
tor on tho first Monday in November.
-There are live families in Lancas
ter county, living in twenty yards of
each other, with oillv two to tho fam
-The Marion county lair will not
be hold until November 18 and ll),
The succ?s-: of tin; exhibition ?8 CIT
-An accidental (ire destroyed tin'
cotton aili, press ami engine ol" Mr.
W. I). Hinds, of Sumter. Loss about
-Cyrus Jenkins and Will Campbell,
two colored raftsmen, wen; drowned
in Wadninlaw river during n gale oil
- A brass band bas been Ol'gaili/.cd
at Spartanburg. The instruments cos!
(our bundled dollar-, and have been
-Thc Highland Park Hotel, ni
Aiken, will open for tho tall and win
ier season of 1885-0 on Tuesday, No
- Horsed ratling is forbidden by the
Yoi'kvillo town council, and police
patrol tho lots to pri vent violation-; of
- Senator Buller bas goilO lo Now
York to see bis family depart on their
trip to Europe. They expect lo sail
on the 22d inst.
-Mr. D. T. (it icc has withdrawn
from tho ridgefield GVtronYc/c, having
transferred his interest in the same to
Mr. T. O. [hilson.
- A HOW postofll ?0 hus been estab
lished in Edgcflcld county at tho real*
dence of Senator CnlliSOII, to be called
- A new street railway is projected
in Charleston, lo run through King
street, from Calhoun to Broad, termi
nating at the west mid of Broad.
-The young ladies of the Methodist
church ai Spartanburg have organized
a society to furnish (ho new church
with pulpit furniture, carpels, etc.
- In a drunken negro frolic ill Aiken
county, Millcdgo Woitthoi'shcc was
Slabbed in several places and bad
one arm nearly severed from his body.
- Mr. Bobert li. Thompson, of Lan
caster county, was found dond in bis
bed on October 7. Ile had died ol
heart disease during Ibo preceding
- C. I\ ( 'al ler, of ( 'arter*.- Po totllce,
follet?n COUIity, was handling care
lessly lin "unloaded'' pistol one day
last week, and shot himsolf Ihrougli
- A son ol Mr. ( liarles Smiley, o
Collctoii county, was (brown from rt
llOI'SO Oil October 1 1 and badly bruised
Some of his teeth w ere knocked ont,
and his lace badly cul and bruised.
-A mau who was pul in ibo guard'
henson! Lancaster Ibo other nighl
got thirsty hofore morning, und cul
out with bis pocket knife (brough il
heart-pine plank two by twelve inches,
-The hand of Hie RCVCII-yonr-ohl
son id'.I.B. Cushman, Aiken county
yoi caught in a colton gin and was si
terribly crushed that it was found nec
essary lo amp?tale tho arm Ihrci
illCllCS below tho elbow.
- Hon. W. J. Talbert claim- thal I?
can, al the pi 0| or tittie, fully exonerad
himself hom nus complicit' III lin
late terrible crime at Edgcllcld will
which his name ba^ been connected
and asks n sn ipensioii of public opinioi
until thal limo arrives.
-A little daughter of Mr. h\ M
I!udgins, ot Urconvillo county, fol
from a pile ol'cot lon some dav-, a^c
and struck ber bead on the ?rou m
Violently. She was seized willi tit
shortly afterwards, and had niue lil
before tl" . could be stopped.
- Mr. John Rhode, of Round O
Col letOll count)', lost his duelling
botlSO, kitchen and smoke-house b
fire on Sunday. Ootober ll, The fir
caught from thc kitchen while Mr
Khode and family were at church, am
t!iey only got back to their premisos i
time to save some bedding.
- Mr. Isbnm 10. Watson, ol' Mario
county, lost his dwelling and content
by lire one night last week. Ile an
his wife were sound asleep and oui
awoke in time to get out of tho hons
with a very few articles of olothini
Thc origin of tho lire is unknown. Mi
Watson was insured for about $l,0O<
Barned t<> i>< o n, ?nd Restored io i.iro.
I know of a man near Maxey's, (?a., wi
for ten or twelve, years was almost a soil
sore from head to foot.
For three years, his appearance hoing I
horribly repulsive, be refused to let ar
ono see him. The. disenso nfter eating li
flesh, commenced on bis skull hones. I
tried all doctors and medicines wlthoi
benefit and no ono thought he could p?s>
bly recover. At Inst he began the use i
B. ll. IV, mid af(er using six bottles, h
sores were all healed and ho was a sour
Ho looks just like a man who had bc?
burned to death and then restored to lit
The bast mon of the eountj knowoftii
case, and several doctors and niereban
have spoken ol it ns a most wonderful ens
JOHN CHAW FOHU, OruRglst,
* Athens, Un.
-John N. Par liol I, who lives in Lis
hon Township, Darlington county, in
forms tho Darlington Vindicator thal
about six mouths ago a puppy wai
born on bis placo having two hoads
two tongues, four undcrjaws, three
eyes, six legs and two tails. This
wonderful prodigy, Mr. Parnell says,
is still living and in good health, une
ls much sought after by fox hunters
and is the leader of tho dogs in al
the fox chases in that section, having
caught Ito less than sixteen foxes with
out any help. This dog bas this ad
vantage over ot hers-having two heads
one on each side, be eau watch hotli
ends of the road at once. If tho fox
gets in the rear all the dog bus to do h
to reverse lever and take thc back
track without making any halt.
-Tho tow n of Summit, in Lexing
ton county, bas dried up and passed
away, and not only grass, but cotton
and corn are growing in thc streets.
A citizen of Gilbert Hollow bas bought
Ibo site with tho exception of two
building lots, and the owner of Olio of
these bas brought suit for damages
against tho bold and daring icono
clast who bas injured bis business by
nu ning what once promised to bc a
flourishing railroad town into acorn?
-Two ol (ho men charged with
being implicated in tin; Culbrentli
lynching, W. F. lil am and Oscar Bur
nett, escaped from Kdgcgold jail Sat
in May night and have not boi-n beard
from since, although ibo Short IT ba?
m ado and is making diligent search lol'
them. They went out under tho wall
tho gatos ot* tho jail yard having boon
securely locked at the time. It is said
that they have gouc to Georgia.
-The citizens of Grconvillo, Ninety
Six and points between are much In
terested in a proposed narrow gauge
railroad, which ls lo moot tho pro
posed Augusta, ridgefield & Newberry
narrow gauge at Fruit Dill. Ovct
$50,000 has boen subscribed, and a
meeting will bo hold at Ninety-Six thc
13th of November to elect a president
mid niuo directors.
- F. L. ( layton bas entered suit
against, the Merchants1 Mutual Marine
Insurance Company of Baltimore,
dui ming $100,000 for false imprison,
mont and malicious prosecution. Thc
suit grew out of Ibo arrest ol* Clayton
on tho conspiracy to defraud the under
writers by having the brig (), li. Still
man cast away in September, 1884.
Commissioner Hogers acquitted hi.ti
ol tho charge, but bold Capt. Brother
ton and Mate Drown lo await thc
action of the United States Court.
THE LAURENS HAU.
.IOIIN C. IIASKKI.I., N. li. DIAL,
Columbia, S. C. Laurens, S. C
IIASKIOLL & DIAL,
A T T O lt N E V S AT L A W,
I. VI UKNS c. II., s. c.
.7. T. JOHNSON,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
OKFICK- Fleming's Corner, Northwest
side of Public Square.
LAURENS C. IL, S. C.
J, C. OAKLINGTON",
ATT O R N E V AT LA W,
I \l KI NS C. ii., a, c.
Ofllcc over NV. II. Garrett's store.
W. < . IIKNKT, I . P. M'OOWAN
HUN KT At MCGOWAN,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
LAU lt IONS C. H., s. C.
.1. W. I I I;?.I SON. UKO. V. VOUNO
FERGUSON & YOUNG,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
I.AUHKNS <.. H., S. C.
fl, I* TOM?. W. II. MAltTllf
TODD A MARTIN,
A T T () RN E Y S A T L A W,
I.AUKKNS 0. H., S. C.
N. J, liol.M KS. ll. v. SIMPSON
HOLMKS AL SIMPSON,
A T TO ll N E Y S A T L A W,
1. VIMIKKS C. II., s. C.
By buying your Drugs and Medicines,
Pine Colognes, Paper and Envelopes,
Memorandum Books, Face Powders
Tooth Powders, Hair Brushes, Shav
ing Brushes, Whisk Brushes, Blacking
Brushes, Blacking, Toilet and Laun
dry Soaps, Tea, Spice, Pepper, Ginger,
Lamps and Lanterns, Cigars, Tohnccc
and Snuir, Diamond Dyes, mid othci
articles too numerous to mention, al
thu NEW DRUGSTORE.
Also, Puro Wines and Liquors, foi
No tronido to show goods.
B. F. POSEY & BRO.,
Laurens C. H., S.C.
August 5, 18S?. 1
COLUMBIA & GREENVILLE Ii. It.
Oil and ultcr July 19th, 1885, Passen
gor Trains will run as herewith iudi
cateil upon this Road and its branches:
DAILY, EXCEPT SUNDAYS.
No. 68-Up Passenger.
ti C Junction A 10 SO a ni
Columbia (C G D) 10 55 a in
Ar Alston ll 55 a tu
Ar Newberry 1J 68 p nt
Ar Nincty-SIx D 2 14 p tn
Ar Hodges S 16 p m
Ar Helton -1 24 p ni
Ar t? reen ville 5 45 p m
No. .r>2-Down Passenger.
Lv Greenville 10 00 a ru
Ar Relton ll 21 a tn
Ar Hodges 12 34 p in
Ar Ninety-Six 1 23 p ut.
Ar Newberry 3 08 p m
Ar Alston 4 10 p in
Ar Columbia 5 15 p m
SPARTANBURG, UNION AND CO
No. .03-Up Passenger.
Lv Alston ll 68 a m
Ar Union 1 69 p in y
Ar Spart'g, S U & C depot 3 27 p m x
Ar Spart'g, R & D Dep B 3 37 p ut
No. 62--Down Passenger.
Lv Spart'g R & D Dep ll 12 05 p m
Lv Spart'g S U & C Dep G 12 ll p m
Ar Union 1 48 p m
A r A Iston 4 05 p m
No. 3-Up Passenger.
Lv Newberry 3 15 p IR
Ar Goldvillo 4 15 p ia
Ar Clinton 5 10 p m
Ar Laurens 6 00 p tn
No. 4-Down Passenger.
Lv Laurens 9 10 a in
Ar Clinton 9 65 a m
Ar Newberry 12 00 m
Lv Hodges 3 20 p in
Ar Abbeville 4 20 p tt
Lv Abbeville ll 25 a in
Ar Hodges 12 25 p in
BLUE RIDGE AND ANDERSON
Lv Belton 4 28 p ra
Ar Andei son 6 01 p in
Ar Seneca City G 15 p m
Ar Walhalla ' 6 45 p tu
Lv Walhalla 8 60 p m
Ar Relton ll 02 p t?
Trains run solid between Columbia
A Seneca with R. & D. R. R. for
A. With Atlanta Coast Line and
South Carolina Railway, from and to
With Wilmington, Columbia an?
Augusta from Wilmington and all
With Charlotte, Columbia and Au
gusta from ( 'harlot tee and all points
B. With Asheville and Spartanburg
from and for points in Western North
C. Atlanta and Charlotte Divinion
R. ?fc I). R. R. for Atlanta ?nd point?
Soutli and West.
G. R. TALCOT*.
M. SLAUOUTKR, Gen. Pass. Agt.
1). CARDWELL, A. G. Fas?. Agt.
MAGNOLIA PASSENGER ROUTE.
0. h. and S., A. and C., and P. 1. Aid
BLUE TIME-GOING SOUTH.
Lv Woodruff *7 50?%
Lv Eimroc 8 2* *
Lv Ora 8 52?*
Lv Laurens 9 32? ?j
Lv High Point 10 10*
Lv Waterloo 10 34.?
Lv Coronaca ll 07?
Ar Greenwood *n 35
Lv (J reen wood 5 50 a rfl I 00 p ??
I Ar Augusta 10 25 a ni 7 00 p
Lv Augusta * 10 50 a ra ?10 00p
Ar Atlanta 6 40 p in 7 00?)
Lv Augusta ?ll 20?
Ar Clialcsstoa 6 00 f
Ar Beaufort 8 06 p
Ar Port Royal t 20 p
Ar Savannah 7 00 p
Ar Jacksonville 6 16#
Lv Jacksonville ?8 60 ? %
Lv Savannah 6 55 a li
Lv Charleston 7 00 a
Lv Port Royal 7 35
Lv Beaufort 7 47
Ar Augusta 1 65
Lv Athmta ?8 20 p ft
Ar Augusta 8 10 i J|
Lv Augusta ?2 30 |E .(? 15 p ?
Ar Greenwood 7 00 p 3 ll 40<
Lv (J reen wood 2 00 p 4%
Ar Coronaca 'J 2H p *
Ar Waterloo 3 01 p ?fe
Ar High Point 3 23 p *
Ar Laurens 4 03 p ?
Ar Ora 4 43 p ?
Ar Euorce 6 13 p ni
Ar Woodruff 6 45 p *
* Daily. Connections made at Grc?a
wood to and from point? on Colaaibka
and Greenville Railroad.
Tickets on sate at Latrena ta all
points at through ratea, baggage
checked to destination.
E. T. CHARLTON, G. P. A.
J. N. BASS, Supt., Augusta, Ga.
Dr. W. H. BAU*
I? KN TI KT.
OFFICE OVER WILKES? BOOK
AND DRUG STORE.
Ofllcc days-Mondays and Tuesday*.
LAURENS C. ?., ?. C.
PRINTING MACH1HP. WOKS,
201 VIM StrMt, CWCHHiATI, <h
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