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LAURENS C. H., S. C., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST If), 1885.
NO. 3
Ant ullin Scones.
Blue nm tho >ps away in tm- distance,
And noisily trIUclll (ho l> otu tl- hiv,
I li .-ninth' liccomcth ll pilli ?'l OXlstOUCO,
And mnnnoth tin- w ind na lt shh ora ??nv.
ltu^illiiK tho limpie?till leaves mil mid quiver,
And rattling thc bindea or tin- brou n-tnssolcd
corn.
Swaying tin- irolileiM-ntl. rippling tin- river.
All uninterpreted, sol ami forlorn.
Thc Btlllnosa startled by sound i>r mils cir,,p.
pings
Tho orooh la half-covered with i?ntt< mut
lott vos:
White-cowa in Hu- sunshine und slindow uro
cropping;
Tho tlirushorlB grinding the Kohl from tho
shon vc
Now nilli thro ti (} li tho azure tim i ph ;t of How
ers
willi white Wim s outspread lu :i gtorlllcd
wily;
Moths norvously mt for their few happy hours:
lt Boeuicth tue morn of thu world 8 Phial
Day.
And hurk! nt tho sunrise the chanticleer'!)
orOWing,
Thal riiiKoth ns sweet ns pure Isrnfcol'fl
VOl?O !
To school, now, the ?boulin;.'. ?ny children nro
KolUK
Tho onl- "VOtlvltv, color mid noise.
Ab. dearie tho children!- the ti'\\ girl airy
Tho ixe/ fighting hornets, who taketh no
dnr, ,
Now nnlrtlng his naino with tho rlpoued poko*
lie'*y.
No- A-yhiK to slip in the fuir!
.??' ovonlng the kal y did sin iii -t n mni raspclh,
The frog and the screech-owl niel llre-lllos
tilt:
. flic ninon In pule lossiuner stitlclh and gasp
?th,
Ho HUM with her passier, and sorrowed by
Shu looxoth on lovers, and scomoth us sad*
dened
As it ?he lind lost, und was ever moro drear;
Tho Night's lustrous eyes nie nil troubled mid
maddened:
And down on tho marigold tr loki? s n lear!
C. I- Phlfor, in The l ui rent.
Till-: TELEGRAPHIC SIGNAL.
John Mills, the In n. of (his sketch,
.wits a railroad engineer, ami had hoon
fora loni; tine- ia (ho company's em
jploy. When Ihn new engine "09" was
?completed and |>ltteeil OM tim road. John
was given charlu nf it. and h.- evinced
?natural pride in his preferment. At
Ono of lilO stations llu re wu- a \<>Ull"
girl, a totsgrnph operator. I let ween w hom
?nd the engineer lhere hail sprung 11 ? ? a
mutual nttaclnnent, ami whenever "?O"
raine alone;. Kale ?retierallv managed lo
he ni the door and exchange signais
with her lovel-. (Mm <l:i\ tin- l rn i n waa
detained ut the station, und the locomo
tive dotnohed and sent up thc rotul, to
do sinne additional work, and Kale went
along tor a ride A- she listened to the
sharp, shrill notes ol' the whistle, il
occurred to hov thal sho might leach
John to sound her name in thc Morse
t?l?graphie characters, so that she could
distinguish - his signnl from (lint of tho
other engines, whenever Iiis train ap
proached. The plan worked to n charm,
and fur and near the whistle shrieked
K-a-t-e, until one day, as the operator
s: i upon tim platform, she over
heard a conversation between two voting
men, and learned I hat they understood
tho signal, and were I nugi i i ugly wonder
ing wlio Kale could he. Their moana
of commun lent iou having been dis
.cupvorod they were obliged to discontinuo
lt. In the meantime, Kat . hail, by
menus of tim telegraph, mudo tim itc
, quaint,'ncc of a young lady, an operator
lin a ?phy.nnl oily, hut whom she had
j.DOVOr seen and lo her she made know n
(tho fact tl?r-? til" sci ret had hoon dis
covered. 'I hen In t- li iend suggested n
iplan as brilliant as il was ingenious. lt
\wiif .simply to arrange a moans of tole?
gp: trophic communication hot ween the nj>
prov??ft???;"; train and thc slution, so n< to
fing a \n:\i ii i'h! n away in lin <.!..- t of
jute's otucc, t'WgUlu ".">!?" I? in^' tho
only ona provided with tim menus of
completing the eirouit, which was dono
by laving tim poker upon tho tender
brake so as to touch tim w ire in pUH.sijlg.
Kate found an opportunity lo acquaint
John with thc proposed plan, and in the
meantime had found an nhnildonod
wire which ran for a long distance close
by tho track, and w hich she proposed to
use for carrying out her purpose.
Thanksgiving dav caine noon lifter, and
John fortunately having a holiday, ho
mid Kate went bravely to work, and be
fore tho day had ended thc task was
completed, and proved a complete suc
cess. Thia dramatic linnie of their love
episode is 'old in follow iii"; ski Ich:
It was very singular how absent-minded
anil inattentive tl.per dor w as on tho
day tllttt tile gn at scientific enterprise
WM finished. No wonder she was dis
turbed. Would the new lim- work?
Would lier little battery be stroll"
enough for such a great cit cuit '.' Would
John DO able to close it':* The people
began to assemble for the traill, 'lim
. cloek pointed to the hour for its arrival.
Suddenly, with startling distinctness,
. tb? bell rang ch ar and loud in (he OC'ho
ftlng room. With a cry of delight she
, pul,yo her dainty hat and ran in hustfl
,out .upon thc "platform. Thc wVistle
\U|-uko./lcrWl and ch ar on the cool, crisp
idi'*.'.and ".Vi*" appeared round the curvo
Wu u;|jo wooil -. The splendid monster
?lid swiftly iii? to her foot and paused.
"IV^oet.. Joliy- Perfect! It works to
^woa-*'
.On > ft *jn?-?K?gj?he reached the cab and
Wita ry, ifo lucinan'- -eat.
sat down (CftxM(Ul loll what lu was
"Messed . ' ?nid tin lircnmn, "Ho
going to do," Awfu? bright idea!
told me about u. **-twicerOft WUl tender
You see, he laid thc :t, tlx? ti't?Q ulam,
brake there, and it h v h. J$ ?as just
Rmi I saw the win - tom
prime!" **P*b tm4
Hut the happy inoinenls 'ityjfyt^d,
"69" groaned and dow Iv ti? *\?6i
whilo Kate Btoodi on thu platform. *?t|?
fnco wreathed in smiles and w.
.tanto.
80 the lovers root each day, and none
knew how she was made aware of his
approach with'such absolute certainty.
Science applier*! to love, or rather lovo
applied to science, eau move the world.
Two whole weeks passed, and then
lhere suddov.lv arrived at tho station,
late one s//enlng, a special, with the
directors'/bar attached. The honorable
director*Vere hungry they always aro
-and would pause on their Journo) and
take a ?op of- tea and a blt of supper.
Tho kanora'oles and ?heir W?TM, and
Child/wi.Ulled the station, arel tim |>hice
put on ip?i tc a gala aspect. As tor Kate,
she., demnreh sat in her den. boo., in
hand, and over its unread pages ad
mired the gay party In tho brightly
lighted Waiting-room.
Siiddonly wiJh furious raith-, her ol?e
telo tell/sprang Into life Kveryspr.rk
of eolor left lier face, uml her book fell
With * dull shun to Hm Door. What
was rt? Who* did it mean P Who rang
M WUh nQYfchted face, she burst from
h?triofieo and brushed through tho as
tonishcd people and out upon the snow*
covered platform. There stood tho
din (.tors' train upon tho track of thc
oncoming engine.
"Thc conductor! Where is lie? Oh,
sir! Start! Start! Got to tho siding!
Thc express! Thc express is coming!"
With n cry she snatched a lantern
from a brakeman's hand, and in a
Hash was gone. They saw her light
pitching and dancing through the dark
ness and they were lost in wonder and
amazement. Tho girl Is crazy! No
train is due now! There can be no
ditngor. She must bc
Ahl that horrible whistle. Such a
Wild shriek on o winter's night! The
men sprang to tho train, the. women
and children lied in frantic terror in
every direction.
"Hun for your lives," screamed the
conductor. "There's a smash-up coin
ing!"
. A short, sharp scream from the
whistle The. head-light gleamed on tho
Snow-COVercd track, ami there was a
mad rush of sliding wheels and thc
gigantic engine roared like a demon,
?ho great ".r>9" slowly drew near and
stopped in tia; woods. A hundred heads
looked out, and a stalwart figure leaped
down from the engine and ran on into
tho bright glow of the head-light.
"Kate."
"Oh! John, I-"
She foll into his arms senseless and
white, and the lantern dropped from
her nerveless hand.
They took her un tenderly and boro
her into the station-house and luid her
upon tho sofa in tho "ladies' room."
With hushed voices they gathered round
to offer aid and comfort. Who was she?
How did she save the train'.' How did
she. know of its approach?
"Sha is my daughter*" said tho old
stationmaster. "She tends the tele
graph.''
The president of thc railroad, in his
gold-bowed spectacle*, drew near. Oin
grand lady in silk and satin pillowed
Kate's bead on lier breast. They all:
gathered near to see if she revived. She i
opened ber eyes and gazed about drean .
Hy, a< if in search of something.
"Ho you wish anything, my dear?"
said the president, taking ncr hand.
"Some water, if von jilease, sir: and I
want I want
They handed her some wine in a silvia
?fohlet. She sipped a little, and then
opked among tho strange faces as if in
search of someone.
.'Arc you looking for anyone, miss?"
"Yes-no-it is no matter. Thank
you, ma'am, 1 feel better. I sprained
my foot on the sleepers when I ran
down the track, lt is not severe, and
I'll sit up."
They were greatly pleased to sec her
recover, and a quiet buzz of conversa
tion filled the room. How did she know
it? How could she tell the special was
chasing us? Good heavens! if she had
not known it, what an awful loss of
life there would have been; it was very
careless of the superintendent to follow
our train in such a reckless manner.
"You feel better, my dear," said tho
president.
'.Yes, sir, thank you. I'm sure I'm
thankful. 1 knew .John-I mean tho
engine was coming."
. You cannot be more grateful than
wo ure to you for averting such a disas
trous collision."
"I'm sure I'm pleased, sir. I never
thought tho telegraph-"
She paused abruptly.
"W hat telegraph?"
"I'd rather not tell, sir."
.Hut you will tell us how you knew
tho ongino was coming?"
'Must you know?"
"Wo ought to know in order to re
ward you properly."
She put up ber hand in a gesture of
refusal, and was silent. The president
and directors consulted together, and
two of them came to her and briefly said
thev would be glad to know how she
had been made aware of the approach
ing danger.
"Well, sir, if John ls willing. I will
toll you all."
John Mills, the engineer, was called,
and be came in, can in hand, and the
entire company gathered round in tho
greatest eagerness.
Without tho slightest affectation she
put her .unid on John's grimy arni, and
said
"Shall I tell them, John? They wish
to know about it lt saved their lives,
they say."
"And mine, too." said John, reverent
ly. "You had best tell them, or let
me."
She sat down again, and then and
there John explained how the open cir
cuit line had been built, how it was
used, ami frankly told why it had been
erected.
Never did story create profounder sen
sation. The gentlemen shook hands
with him, and the president actually
kissed ber for the company. A real cor
poration kiss, haul and hearty. The
ladies fell noon her neck, and actually
cried over tue splendid girl. Evon thc
children pulled her dress, and put their
arms about her neck, and kissed away
tho happy tears that covered her cheeks.
Poor child! Sim was covered with
confusion, and knew not what to say or
do, and looked imploringly to John.
He drew near, and proudly took her
hand in his, mid she brushed away the
tears and smiled.
The gentlemen suddenly seemed to
hw found something vastly interesting
Ite taltV about, for they gathered in a
jfcuott ba (t/ie eorner of tho room. Pres
A*V,kv the president said aloud
' "(?Vadle tn ev ?gd di ree tors, you must
~(i>W me, and Jt trust tho ladies will
pa. \? ftiupe, if I ?all you to order for a
<h? ti. <?u#r of business.
brief n. WM a fjuddeu hush, and the
lhere paeked to sufToeation, was
room, now ^
painfully (pin ^ wiJi pieaWf lftko ^.y.
" 1 he s?cr?tai, t*
un * of this mooth ,Uww M Kut0-a Jw|k#
1 hu secretary sat ftuso<
and then there was a ' ?
"Mr. Presiden"" |ff m
Kvery oyo waa hirued W|) htt(,
where a gray-halrcd gent
mounted a chair.
..Mr. President!" tunta
"Mt. (naves, director for the '
Ci'iit lernen." ,iu.
. I beg leave, sir, to offer a rc*. .?
lion." -t'
Then he began to read from a slip ox
^..Whereaa, John Milla, engineer^of
engine number W of th** railway Un*.
cr? ted a private telegraph; and wnjprejr
ns ho, with Ihn ?"-s? i?imv of tho telw
pniph operator of thtas'iirion (I leave a
blank for hoi' moue), used tho Baili lino
without tho conseil) of this Company,
and for ot I MT than railway business:
"It is resolved thal ho be suspended
permain ntly from Iiis position as en
gineer, and' that tho sahl operator bo
requested lo re? ign
A murmur ol disapprobation Ulled iii"
room. Inn die president commanded
silence, an I tho State director went oil.
?.-resign her place.
"lt is further resolved, and is hereby
ordered, (lint the said John Mills he anil
is appoint--I chief engineer ol the new
repair shop . al Slawsoll."
A trenn iidous choi r broke from the
assembled company, and the resolution
was passed with a shout of assent.
How it all ended they never knew.
It seemed like a dream, and thev could
not believe it true till they stood alone
in the winter's night on the track be
side that glorious "."iii." The few cars
the engine had brought up had been
joined to the train, and ".VJ" had been
rolled out on the siding. With many
handshakings for John, and hourly
kisses for Kale, and a round of parting
cheers for the two, the train had sped
away. Tho idlers bad dispersed, and
none lingered about Ibo abandoned
station save tho lovers, "oil" would
stay that night on tho siding, and they
had walked up the track to bil) it a long
farewell.
For a few moments they stood in the
glow of the great lamp, anti then he
quietly put il out, and left the giant to
breath o away iu fiery lifo in gentle
clouds of white steam. As for I bolo vers
the\ bad no need of its light. The
winier slar> shone upon them, and the
calm, cold night scorned a paradise
below.
What HanglrtK '? Xdke.
Thc follow ing account of the HOnstV,
lions of hanging is sent ns by a corre
spondent who is n"member of a kind of
"Suicide ( 'lull," and was actually, lie
says, partly laing flip other (jay, in (ho
presence of several friends;
A good stout rope had been obtained.
This w as securely fastened to (ho rafters
of thc barn roof, [pulled Itt tho rope
with my hands tu make sine that it
would not brook. Then I permitted my
self lo be blind-folded and mounted on a
chair. For tho moment, I admit, I was
weak enough lo turn pale and tremble.
1 soon, however, recov ered my presence
of mind. Putting my head through thc
noose, I gave the signal. I felt the chair
drawn from under nie. There was a
great jerk, and I felt a violent pain in
my neck, as though my scarf had all of
a sudden become tight. Now conies
tho most curious part of my experience.
After tho tirst feeling of torture, which I
admit w as decidedly very severe, I lost
consciousness. I seemed to bo trans
ported into a new world, more bountiful
than anything imagined by the poet. I
was swimming, methought, in a sea of
oil. The feeling was cxipiisitolv de
licious. As 1 swam easily and without
effort through the liquid mass I noticed
afar off an island of tho most glorious
emerald green in color. This it was my
wish to n ach. I swam easily and con
tentedly on. The sea kop! ovorj instant
changing its hue. though it remained of
the same substance throughout, At one
instant it w as a mass of gold, ns the sun
WOSshilling brilliantly on il. Thc next
moment it was a vivid blood red: hut
there w as nothing terribie or disgusting
in this nea color, lt kept changing, in
fact, to all thc hues of thc rainbow, yel
low and red being the predominant
tints. 1 got nearer and neater lo thc
isle. As I approached it there sprang
out suddenly from the ground a number
of people strangely disfigured, whoso
faces .seemed to bc known io nie. 1 at
last reached thc land. A magnificent
chorus of voices, human and those of
birds buist forth. I closed my eyes in
ccstacv. I Hunted calinyon to the shore,
nial lay as a child in its cradle, slightly
weakened from, I supposed, thc enervat
ing effect of tho oily matter in which I
had been swimming. At last I opened
my eyes. Thc magic charm was at once
dispelled. Tho divine harmony ceased.
The faces were still piercing at nie with
an expression of eager curiosity, but I
jierccivcd that they belonged to the
mombo rs of our society. The pain in
my neck was great. 1 w as now in en
tire possession of my semes. My friends
had fortunately cut mc down in time. I
was still weak, too weak to at once re
lieve, my friends' curiosity. When I was
able to speak I told them my experi
ences. (Tllough I drew a charming pic
ture of the bliss which I had felt, not
one of thom would consent to try my ex
periment. They all considered my con
duct heroic, hut absolutely 'refused to
emulate mc. Thev said 1 looked so
ghastly! l'all Mal? Gazette.
Concerning NA mos.
The fact ls, scarcely any nuisance is
a greater nuisance than that pertaining
to ill-assorted names. Why, for in
stance, with our beautiful and musical
Indian nomenclature, should we have
our Syracuse, Memphis, Thebes, Toledo,
St. Ixillis, San Francisco, Cairo, Baby
lon, Jerusalem? What an linouphoni
ons, ill-assorted name is New York
when wc can have Manhattan fer the
taking! Why should racing litar OS bo
named Misa Woodford and Flora Tem?
pier" -or an Indian Hole iu the-Wall,
Man-Afrntd-Of-Hls-Uarso, otu. ? Why
? hone! a harmony composed for a reli
gious hymn be named Pedi ral street
and another Howdoin squire? Why
should two of our gunboats be called
Terror and Yixen. Why should so
many names of hamlets, villages, towns
and o?tie? be repeated in thirty-eight
states and steven territories, amt give
rise to hummel 'able Washingtons. Jack
sunville-. Jefferson-., Ailanise, and po
on? Christian ut Work,
The fact that a commercial agency
has been beaten in a suit lo collect dam
ages for an injurious report and ordered
by u Montreal court to pay W,000 might
to have a wholesome eflcot on concerns
of tho sort. Mer .-untile agencies aro
useful institution' beyond doubt, but
they blunder mi-cr thlv at times ami
ought to sillier for it when they injuro
bunna is reputations. Chicago 'liihunc.
A party of -French selontists is search
ing for romains of tho roc, tho gigantlo
uirdi??*nri\nhu*1y d< cribed In the "Ara
bi .tn Nights." Fragments of eggs havo
been found, but no skeletons or bonos.
<QUI:EK TIUN??S IN TEXAS!?
DUaraetcrtatta* of Some ?>r th? Nntlvo
t> row t lu.
Tho centipede in not a very pretty in
sect. lie runs !<><> meei) tn legs, Once
I thought t'nm f un na". Im' after see
ing a lol of i 'hirienhun IIHIIKII papooses
pulling* centipedes from their holes mid
greedily devouring them, legs, poison
?ind all, I no longer doubted the wisdom
and beneficence of their creation. In
the course of m\ choukcrct! career I
have had several adventures with con
lipedes and always came out second
best. A ccntipi do eau raise a blister on
a man's body quicker than rt red hot
iron,and if yon ilon't iiutilciliately apply
a remedial poultice of pounded prickly
pear and dose yourself inwardly with
post whisky which latter is wa ITU nt ed
to kill anything hut an army mule tho
resultant effects may bo serious. Cen
tipedes usually attack their victim at
night, when lie is asleep and can't de
fend himself. They nw - armed with
about S?00 little lance? conveniently
lashed to thc toe of euch foot of w hich
they have several and at the base of
each lance is a tiny sack of vi noni. If
a centipede crawls across your hotly
which he'll most likely do if you lie
down anywhere within a half tl milo of
him -you'll have no difficulty in follow
ing his trail, and you'll remember bis
visit for wonks. N'o man ever died from
the bite of ll centipede, but I have
known one to make a man wish he were
dead.
I' AUA NH I. AS.
Thc tarantula is an exaggerated spi
der, with teeth and hair, They arc al
ways ready for a tight and will tackle
anything, not excluding a buzz-saw. la
days gone by 1 have often amused my
self by tensing one with ll red-hot coal.
At lirst they would light shy. but after
they once got mad they would attack
thal coal and never surrender until tin y
were burned to a crisp, I never heard
of any one ealing a tarantula. If one j
bites you use same remedies as pre- j
scribed for centipede sting, only moro
so.
T1IK VIN KU A Ito AN.
The vhiegaroan has never been scien
tifically classified, and is content to plod
through life undistinguished, save by
Ids humble frontier pattons mic. The
Mexicans and Indians, who have been
acquainted with tho vinegaroan longer
than I have, solemnly assert that his
bite is deadly. I have always taken
their word for it. Thc viin-garoan lives
under decaying logs. and. if disturbed,
scorns to run. I saw a tight once be
tween a vinegaroan and a tarantula.
Thc tarantula was lifted out of thc pit
dead in one minute.
TIIK BTIKftlNO I.lZ/.Altn
is found most anywhere, but principally
snugly ensconced in the folds of your
blanket when you lie down at night. He
always lets you know thal he is there,
and I have known strong laen to tear
their hair and dance and pray in a very
Undignified and eccentric fashion, upon
discovering that a stinging lizzard liad
selected I lunn as a bedfellow. The sting
ing lizzard's w eapon of defense and Ol
fenso is Iiis tail, which is long and as
full of joints as a bamboo polo. When
hu punches you with tho sharp end of
tin- caudal appendage you think of
sheol's lire and howl. The stinging li/.
Kard is not good to eal. The application
o?a fredi quid of tobacco \vi!l take the
lire ont of thc spot where lie -.d?tes
yon.
'I'llK DKVII. Iii KSK.
Tlic hotly of a devil hume is all of the
same si/.', and he look.- not unlike a
green walking-stick set U| on twelve
other walking-sticks, six on a -ide. The
scientific men w ho have sought to clas
sify thc fauna of Texas have somehow
overlooked the devil horse, hut he
doesn't si em to mind the slight and
cont innes catching Hi. s with monoton
ous persistency. I was never bitten by
a devil horse, and 1 never met any one
who had been.but fha natives class them
among the poisonous, and they ought to
know.
A COLONY OK Kl UK ANTS.
My camp was once invaded by bro
ants, lt w as a goo'I place, convenient
to wood and water.and I bati d to leave.
I disputed the right of occupancy with
them for three weeks, nt the end of
which time I ineii itinontly surrendered
and lied. Duna ; that taree weeks I
dug them out. burned them out ami
drowned them out. but they didn't seem
to mind it in the leas?. They went on
burrowing the building and exploring
the surrounding country, and when my
tent got full of them, and I bad been
bitten in about B.OOO.OOO difforont
places, I though) it time to move. The
bite of (bc lire ant is like the sting of the
-tinging lizzard. lt burts and make- a
s ue place. They increase with a rapid
ity that is aha ming, and the more you
try to exterminate them the more nu
merous they beeonio. lt used to bc a
te-t of courage among thc Comanche
Indians for a brave to thrust his bared
arm into a nest of fire ants and bold it
there w ithout flinching, while his com
panions went through the movements of
a somewhat complicated dance around
hi tortured body. They don't do it any
more. Once near Pope's Crossing, on
tln> Pecos river, I reached a village of
fire ants and started to make a detour.
Wo discovered Indian signs of recent
date, and halted to investigate. A band
of Indians had camped on the edge of
the ant village, and a prisoner, who af
terward proved t<i be a bear-hunter
named (?oggiu, was stripped, bound
li a nd anti foot, and laid (town among
th?; ant hills. You can imagine his hor
rible sufferings. We fourni his bonce
and gave them a decent burial. Thc
fire ant is pugnacious, and his mode
of warfare is always aggressive. In the
aggregate, he will attack any living
thing/from an elephant down, kill him
by sneer force of numbers, and devour
all but the bowcK Sanderson, Texas,
(S>r. of the Philadelphia Times.
The ministers, it seems, trouble thc
librarians as much na any other elasa ol
persons. At a recent conference of libra
rians in New York Dr. Bael. Librarian
of Union Theological Seminary, wai
asked how he got along. Ile said he
was afraid that ministers were as bad a?
any one olia, for since he. had Iioen lib
rarian moro than 1 .(HM) volumes had
been taken. "One minister," ho said,
"kent a book twenty-three yours, but
finally returned it, with a noto to thc
cflcct that he ii coded tho book no longer,
as ho had obtained a better edition.'"
Til li CALHOUN MONL'MKNT.
Tit? llronzetl Statue of the O real States- '
mun to Ki'st I'pon Native Oraiiitc.
Tlxj Sunday News mentions timi OM 1
Friday last lli? contract lor building ilia ?
stone work rbi' Ibu bronze still nu ol
John c. Calhoun w as au ?ii dod io Mr,
E. T. Viott,ol Charleston, for tho sum
ot $13,000. Tlic monument is io bu
erected on Marion Square, and the
work will ho pursued torwurd ul once
so Hutt il will he finished by tlx- l-l ol
November next.
The design Tor thc monument was
furnished by .Mr. A. K. lhirnUch, of
Hoino, who has already completed thc
maia stotuu and is now ai work upon
the smaller ligures. When completed
tbe monument will be one of Ibo lu ig
est und handsomest works of tho kind
in-tlie United Slates and will consti
tuios tilling intuito io tho memory ol
thu illustrious South < 'aroliuiaii, i\ hose
luiigniticeui stutosmtiiiship oxeitoi. I lie
wonder and admiration of toe entire
people and swayed ibo donnie.- of thc
w bolo nation.
The stonework will bc of hammered
drosbcd vraube 30 feet square at Mu
base and 33 feet high. Tin: lirst layer
ol stone will bc le t square, and ?n
top of il will bc placed SCVCIl inver
sive layers gradually reducing thc
base to :>0 l'eut square. Then will
come four stone steps bringing thc
whole up lo a height ol' 1.">A Oct. On
top of the steps will rest thc Ural basu
of thc die-block, lt. will bc i_' feet
square and will support thc second 11
ouse, which in turn will be sin mourned ? 1
hythe die-block or pedestal for thc
main Hgt I I'C. Thc die-block will have
four sielen, tu o ol' which w ill bc squ ire
and two cir. ular in shape. I he
corners will be gracefully panelled,
and in these panels will Maud four
bronze palmetto trees in high relief.
Tho die-block w ill l>:' iiuished oil' on
top with ti heavy moulded cap, which
will bring the munumi nt opto a I iel o ii I
ol :'>;) led. Tho ooh Hiing in thu
nature of ?in inscription upon tbe mou
illent will bu thc single word (.'alli un,
carved hi raised eight-inch letters on a
conspicuous portion ol' thc granite
work.
On lop of tho die-block will rcsl Mic
colossal ?i:iiue oi Calhoun, l? feel high
giving the whole structure a total eic
valioii ol I - ;. . ;.
The main statue has la en completed
ami is now ?it Uenoo, linly, awaiting
shipment tis soon ;t> tho pedestal is
ready for its reception, li is casi in
brozo and represents Calhoun in ihc
act ol rising from thc Senatorial chair.
Thc model was made by A. E. liar
nindi, sculptor, at Koine, and Was casi
ill bronze nt mc laundry of Sun
Mitchell, in thc same city. Thc. four
allegorical ligures are now being made
by Mr. Harnisch, and w ill br placed at
symmetrical points on thc stone steps
ot thc base.
Mr. Vieil, willi his wonted energy,
has ah cady ordered the granite fruin
the quarries id' Messrs. Woodward,
Haskell & Ilion, ai Wiuusboro, and
expects io commence work a- - ?on us
it arrives.
.\ MODKllN IMil ISITOIt.
Iliiriiiosc Victims ot ito- Victorious Hug
lisli I'IHII nu i :i pto il in their bcalll A-;on>.
TIlO reports receiv ed :it Loudon <? in?
Arm inc news from llurniah winch thc
other night caused mitch oxcitcmcul
in and out of the ||ou-o of C'oiumous
on the testimony of tho churlish war
correspondents. The Fnglislt am hot
ities in Ihiimah -tau.I convicl.nl of
cruelty as cold-blooded ns anything in
the stories ol the repression of tho
Sepoys or die French couques! of Al
geria.
Thc provost marshall at Mandalay
has Had lately to superintend Ibo exe
cution of numbers of Burmese Dacoiis.
Not coulent willi having them shot
down in ordinary business fashion, tho
provost marshal, who has a morbid
taste for ame!nor photography, luis on
several occasions added unspeakable
tortue lo his victims'death pangs by
delaying thu interval bot wei n orders
to "present" and "lire"' lone; enough
to allow bini to take two or three
negatives with thc camera bc cairn -,
at out w Ith bim.
He pleads scientific interest ns au
excuse for bis barbarity, but so far bc
has nothing even scientific to show in
selfdcfcuee, tor, bringa poor baud at
photography, hi* attempts to lix the
horror and anguish of violent death on
his negatives haue, been abortive, Tho
provost marshal's methods were so
leisurely thal the nbsenco of results is
surprising. Having bad thc prisoners
drawn up linc ngniusi a wai;, he would
station tlic dring platoon before (hem
and get tlio camera hilo position ?md
calmly prepare bis plates. Thc oflicer
commanding the soldiers was inst met
ed not to give thc fatal signal lill the
pluto was exposed. Thus thc most
interesting negatives were obtained at
?he very moment of the prisoners'
tient h ngeiM
On oe- elision be varied bis sri.'ti
ldie sports by oxlorting incriminating
evidence against thc liurnioso minister
from a native named Wooguol by
threatening him willi execution. Five
Daeotts had bcon shot in Wcoguei's
presence. He himsolfwas then placed
against tho wall. Tllfl platoon were
ordered to level their guns at bim, and
lie was thus cowed Into making the
desired Statements after (ho fashion
which prevailed in tho Tower ol Lon
don in sixteenth century. Thc British
commissioner declined to ..et on such
evidence.
Thc provost marshall's brutality so
exasperated tho Kuglisli and native
spectatoatithnl it was only thoprosouce
of thc troop- w hich prevented the
attetnpl to lynch him in dcfcrcilCO to
thc indignant pr?tesis, A rigid In
quiry has been ordered, and Ibis
modern Inquisitor will lake no moro
negatives. Thc now Government will
undoubtedly rigidly inquire Into thoso
facts. It is no wonder the Times cor
respondent was ordered away from
camp.
-Dr. Oliver Wondoll Holmes is
temporarily depressed by tho pulling
down in Boston of tho old house in
which he was married mid lived bap
oily for many > ears, and which with
Its associations was ono of tIto pleas*
antf.st homes.
1 ' ^T1 M '"" Eta-raye T lin WtWfUM
CKItSONAI, NOTKS.
?Miss Cat hurl no Wool fe, tho wealth'
|oal Kpiiibtor lu tho country, hay si.'.,
100,000
-John Kol Icy i- reported t<? have
secretly written a volume ol* personal
roiuluiutscoucos af a political nature,
which he will shortly publish.
-(ji'ii. Hoger A. Pryor has declined
0 Borve on ilio Tammany co in in it tee
>n olcction fraud?, for tin: reason that
o do so would interfere willi his bus
nos.
- Governor Foroker, of Ohio, has
mtircly severed his connection with
?i- old law linn, in order lo give, holli
n appearance ami in fact, ids < mire
mention io public duiie-.
- .hi v Could hud planned to steam ?is
ar i 111 o tho tropics us Kio Janeiro,
XII his llOl ? o li is HOW to he lo lliril ?he
'tttifaritu's prow towards tin: western
?hores of th?; Caribbean Sea.
-The Ladies' s?Iu Culture Society
d'California arc disposed io comphdii
>ecuti-c Mi-- Cleveland hus not no
viiuwlcd^cd the ^iit oi n spcciuiou of
hoir manufacture, although now -he
ia- probable worn them ont.
--John Sherman has writeen au all
ograph letter io .1 icob Unl?nder, ol
'iininnal i, who named a hoy baby I
iftcr the Ohio Senator, in which he
-end- "Iii- kindest regards lo thc
uolher and a kiss lo thc baby."
-Senator Beck says that sii.ee his
pro-silver specen oe has received let?
[ors from Covcrnurs ol' nine States,
hid they repeal the historic remark
>i thc Governor ol' North Carolina to
tho Coveruor of Somh Carolina V
- Io prcseiilutivo il. Itundulph Tuck
.r, who hus written a letter to hi- con
stituents in which hu declines to bo a
?iiididitio lor re-election, will have
la en in Compress twelve years on thc
.'Xpiratiou of his present terni.
Mary Anderson Im- nul quite
made up her mind wind she will lo
next henson, lier ambition prompts
lier to attempt a professional lour of
[icrmniiy, and -he int- iiiauv reasons
Ibr,believing thal -he would succeed.
- Mi.-s Alice Jordan, tho young lady
wi... recently joined thc junior cla?s
;ii thc Vale Law School, hus \\i:h
drawn, owiiifi to the announcement hy
tho faculty Unit -he would inn lie eligi
ble lor a degree al er passing the rc
ipi i red examinai iou.
- Mi-- Matul Gurduor, duughler of
ex-t loveruor Cn rd ncr, of Massnchu
sotts, i- giving lessons in whist lu
llo-loll Vi,Ultu helle-, ostensibly to
teach them the game bul really, prob
ably, a- a missionary labor to incul
cate I he silence which whist imposes.
- Mr. Stanley, the explorer, who i
livimj In London, willi a trip io the
uopie- in mind, u>ed lo hive dark
hair' but sonic hiitcr experience on
thc Congo changed it io nu iron gray.
Now, nguiu, st i ango enough, the color
of hi- hair Im- chuugdd from grit y lo a
rieh brow ll.
-- Mr. i ?hurles C. Williams, of Wis
consin, is delight liing rural audiences
in Dakota, with u lecture nu the ulus
nnd ()u<< of Com*russ," and as Mr.
Williams has not been a ll enrose illa
tive since the Kori y-fou rt h Conj?rcss
Ids iid'o.iuialioii mi tho "Oilts*" is
especial'v cxtensi\e.
- fi n rs ugh Miss lioso Clovi -
land, si of tie- Prushleul and now
mistress i thc White House, was a
'cacher iii thc Fornido Sniuiuiiry nt
Mllliey, N. V. lier Indy h i .iid>" us a
ulek-uaine culled her "Johnnie," tu
which name -he would llllSWOl' n
reiulily as to thal of Hose.
- Lieut, (?ri ely lins arrived nt the
drill conviction thal iee iii the -ea
never forms to a depth of neue than
live hei to ten feet. The Hoc berg s
and itcbei'iis of great thickness thai
arc encountered floating out t.. sen, he
mililllaius, are merely detached por
tions ol' the ii rent polar lee-can,
- Mr. Sith Sprngue, of lliughum,
Ma--., ha- been ? Icctman i wt m \ nine
years, ami there i- no disposition to
soled tun other mau, while the town
collector, Mr. Andrew J, Cnrdlicr,
now seventy-one, hop- around und
collects ns lively as Il0 has been doing
for the past Quarter of n century,
- General Toombs in his will gave
1 to his faithful servant, Hilly, tho uso
ot a room, privilege of w ood, : '.id an
annuity ns long ns he lives. There is
a bequest IO each one ol the family
servants, and tho desire is expressed
thal they bo retaile d ?IS long US they
wish to stay on thc same terms ns
heretofore.
- Mr. Henry J. FJIicotl, of Phila
delphia, will make Ibo plaster casi of
the .lohn McCullough statue, which
will bo a "V'iiglnlus" seven feel high.
I Thc monument, of which the bron/.o
; statu?* will be Hu* central Itgurc, will
bo of saudsiono' or gray maible and
1 will be I'm M ted nt n cosl of $20,000
? within three pionlllS.
- Prof. Huxley, who i- only tour
year-older. I han t he oldct l Steillll rail
Way, is astounded when he reflects
thal he lived when he C "lld liol (ravel
any faster than horses i . ld transport
I him, mid ' so hud no advantage over
' Achilles, but llo09 liol I't'llcct thal the
I men/is of individual locomotion have
not'iinprovcd ill ?,000 eenturies, ex
cepting possibly in yeing upon two
feel instead of nil-four-."
- Mrs. Langtry at a I itQ Loudon le
coption wore a tight-fl lins black vol
vet cont, heavily trh ? iici with snbli s ;
it entirely covered her drcs9 and was
very well shaped. Her hat was in
tin- newest Parisian mode; high, with
thick gold embroidery over the crown
and pigeon's feathers placed nt thc
back standing upright. The narrow
brim wa- I rimmed willi brown fur.
-Sarah llernhardt is acrnin serious
ly III. After her double performance
of "Marion Delorme ' on Sunday ant
was prostrated by her ext reine ncr
vous si min consequent Oil lier oxer
-ion-. On Monday she waa confin?e'
to her bed by a fever, llercnfter sin
will not appear on Sundays or at mnt
inees, the demand of so tunny per
formalices on her strength being grout
cr than she Cfc benr.
-Tho Mississippi Legislature' vote
not to accept any railroad passes, au
then, hoi rifled nt ?ts own virtue, car
ried a motion to reconsider thc vote
MU. BAVARD TO IlKSIQX.
lu his livrcHvcmentH ho Weluoiues ltotli-e.
im ni from iii)- Public l?ye.
(llWi. Special to the Philadtlphia Times.)
There Is a rumor currcul herc thal
Secretary lluyuril will shortly resign
hi- |i|iice in President Cleveland Cai)
Inel. This determination, it is said,
had been reached several days usro,
when it became apparent that Mrs.
Bayard must die. Tho secretary was
on the point nt (enduring his rosigna*
lion on thc sudden death <>f ids daugh
ter, but was persuaded not lodo HO by
personal fri eada and by thc kind
attentions ol'thc President. Tho sec
retarv wa- very loud ot his children
and nt hi. wife, whose illness leis boen
very long und Irving. Ho is a very
sensitive mail and lias been worried
somewhat by constant public criticism.
This it-elf, however, would not have
seriously ufl'cctcd bini, but in connec
tion with his family uflUctions it
served io add perceptibly to his our
dens.
.lust now, on this second bereave
ment, he probably feels thal retire
ment from the public oyo ami publie
criticism would be tho most welcome
thing to him. To one in his present,
unhappy situation the political game is
not worth the cambe. Ile is not only
sensitive, bul hi^h-spiritc d, and will
go om ot his office with dignity,
mourning only his beloved dead. The
sad event while not sudden and Un
expected as that td" a fortnight ago,
will cast a gloom over the social world
of Washington which will not bc
easily dispersed. Near friends of Mr.
Bayard aro of the opinion that he will
re>igti within a week.
- Later reports from Washington say
lhere i- no h ai ndu< ion for ibo report
that Mr. Iluyal'd intends to resign.
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