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THE SIGN BEARER.
"Sandy" was not really lila uamo, of
course; but when a man becomes, in
point of fact, nothing but a peripatetic.
Band wich he is apt to grow indilfcront to
small points of etiquette and to tho social
exactions that demand a prolix to a gen
tleman's name when he is addressed,
For old Sandy waa a gentleman in
spite of tho fa< t that there was nothing
visiblo of bim above tho sign board, *o
to speak, but a pair of drooping ^boul
ders inadequately covered with a rusty
tweed coat; a weather honten neck, in
which sollie of the cords seemed to have
Acquired undue prominence by reason of
the heavy boards swung hy straps across
Id'i drooping shoulders; a careworn face,
forever rod oom ed from insignificance by
.> pair of mild gray eyes that luid caught
ra commercial trick of looking very per
suasively into the face of every passerby,
os bo supplemented th* big lettered an
nouncements of his boards by a flutter
ing rose colored leatlet extended in a
tremulous brown band; thin, wind blown
gray hair and a disreputable but that ub
solutuly refused to locate itself chrono
logically in the calendar of fashion.
That was thc upper man Sandy. Sandy
below the boards waa principally notice
able on the occasion in question for a
pair of brand new shoes that apparently
squeaked in uncontrollable amusement
ot buding themselves on such foot, with
such absurd accompaniments as tho.o
Immensely rugged trowsor ends and
those brilliantly painted rims to Kandy's
Sandwich boards, which set forth in the
most positive language the location of
tho finest and cheapest shoe blacking to
be found in all New York city or per
haps in the world.
Few, indeed, let them bo over80punc
tiliously inclined, would have known to
call old Sandy but just that; for it
seemed to go beyond tho memory of man
when ho bad not formed one of a solemn
procession of thin sandwiches, ranging
according to height, tall, taller, tallest,
that plodded patiently up one side ot
Broadway and down the other, proclaim
ing tho same excellence of the sume shot
blacking with the same patient indiffcr
'once to the changes of the weather ns t<
the change i in the political horizon
with til? same Stolid acceptance of th?
Jostling that was inevitable when theil
unyielding boards came in sharp contad
with th'e swift rushing tide of humanity
that now swept with them and now
But hoartfl must trob, oven tonier tin
.heavy pressure of sandwich l?oar<! '., am
lt was because the front man in the pro
cession, "tallest," knew Mutt old Sandy'
bn<l occasion to beat somewhat sorrow
fully just then that he turned and aske<
lum a question on that bright but blus
tering morning, not ungently, only ah
ruptfy for want of time:
"How's the Midge?"
There como moments of relaxation am
refreshment even into sandw lobed livet
said when old Sandy's companions brok
rankt! on thut ?lay to go to lunch h
separate?! himself from them and, ?lroi
ping his Uow commercial march hter
Walked a?t rapidly ?c. he could for tb
righi impediments on his shouhlcr* casi
ward, ever eastward, until lie roache
tho dreary neighborhood of Hester stree
Where be turned abruptly into a doc
that stood open and clattered up stain
his brand new shoos creaking vocife:
otislyon the bare boards of the steep an
diity steps, his imprisoning boan
thumping ou thc ste]? above him us 1
mounted Ita tily up two nights an
Stopped suddenly at u. door immediate]
in front ol him and knocked twice. Tl
first knock sounded a tritio apologoli
tho second a trifle impatient; both tai
lng of recognition, he cautiously turin
tho bundi?' uud peeped into ihe root!
lt wuj not un interior calculated to fa
cinate the gaze, nevertheless old San?:
Stood there quito awhile looking in wit
out making any motion toward emeriti
The room was dark, not for want i
Windows, for it boasted of three, bi
what w ith the opaque newspapers th
supplied the place of numerous mit
lug panes of glass and the obi shawl at
old quilts that had been pinned up
high ns a woman's ario could reach
kee]) the w ind at bay. and the unwuatli
Condition ?>f the lipper sash, the reib
tion of Hie bright sunlight that w
flooding th? streets old Sandy had ju
left was reduced to Its minimum. Sm
sunshine, however, as dkl penetrate in
the dingy room fell direct upon thr
cages full of canary birds that swui
high up against tho unwashed ti pp
.ash, and when Sandy opened tho du
they were rejoicing in it with an ex ubi
ance of vocal content that seemed aim?
Insolent in its contrast with the iadm
an?l stillness of their surroundings.
AH Sandy's ? yes got used to tho <
BCurity they became conscious of i
other pair of eyes fastened on his 01
with a sort of imploring IntonsK
They looked immensely large, staring
him there fro;-.i the ?nadle in front oft
sullen : tove, but perhaps it was becai
they were bot in Mich an < xeeedini
pmall face from which all the ll?
eeemod to have worn away, leaving t
dry skin drawn Uko a ?Irumhead Ol
the baby cheek bones. Two meager ar:
terminating in two clew like hands wi
?utstrelohoil in mute appeal towan! <
Sandy. Dut no sound ? ame from (
Midge's dry lips.
"Bless my soul; it'd all alone. IN
OM Handy creaked in on the tipt"0fl
his brand now sluwy, making nil 1
moro noise by reason of bis superhun
oflorts to make none at all. Tho cant
birds brought their chorus to an asl
lubed halt and turned their small hei
sidewise to investigate bim thorough
evidently regarding bim ns a ri
. musician of an unknown genus, t
Sandy stopped whoa ho reached
oradlo and said ugain very uoftly c
"Bless my soul! Poor little Mid
All alone. It wants rn? to walk i
Sandy was almost aghast ot this nugf
tion. "I wonder if I dar?'? Tho rooi
.cold, Midge, und you might Ctttch c<
-and you don't look as if you could nt;
many moro knock downs."
Tho Midge, indeed (entomologie!
nicknamed presumably for its eli
body and oxaggornb'd extremiu M did
took ns if it couhl ?I i nd any moro kn
downs at all, but as it persisted ir
mute demands of som . sort* old Ssl
cost about him furtively for somet?:
to wrap it up in. Nothing Hath)
tory presented itself to his view.
dy shawl that wa? visible wa? the
pinned up against tho window, an
wa? sooxceedingl v dirty and moth et
that even if he hud Mt nt liU'rty tc
tcrfcrc with tho arrangements of
tenant of tho room in her absence
wouhl not have used it. The Mit
glowing tired of bis unexplained ina?:
. emitted n low wail from lt? sn
6ld Sandy completely on hin boom ends.
"Don't cry, Midge. Bless my soul,
don't cry. You shall have a walk."
With sudden decision ho jerked oft
hi i old tweed coat, which, thong}? cruel
ly inadequate out thero en tho wind
?wept streets oven when ho had been
weather boarded with his wooden adver
tisements, would doubtless present a
luxurious contrast for tl io Midge to tho
wrinkled and crumby quilt (hot he was
then enveloped In.
Ile did it rather clumsily, but tho
tlidgo was no pampered darling of for
tune and allowed himself to bo rolled
taco downward and inclined in old
Sandy's coat without protest. Only
onoo h?* gave a B?gh of relief wi ion ho
was Anally hoisted high up and laid
against Sandy's restless breast, with his
Small hot liva I renting on the old man's
uncoated shoulder. When edd Sandy |
bogan to creak soberly luck wu rd and
forward over tho baro floor in his vocal
shoes, tho canary birds, concluding by
this time either that he was a harmless
?ort of monster whose presence should
tot be allowed to curtail tbeir enjoy
ment of tho sun mine, or rise that the
.founds emitted by t luise shoos must Ivo
drowned at all hazards, bogan singing
.gain with nil the capacity of *ix little
yellow throats. Sandy quite approved
of tiris performance on their part, and
stationing himself in the very broadest
Sunbeam he could find ho turned his
back toward tho cages BO HS tobring tho
Midge's weazened face ?dose to tho pretty
things singing thero so airily in the sun
shine, and singing ns if there had never
bad a heart ached or broken in all this
hard world, "Purty lamb singing for
Ho said it very persuasively, hut the
Midge signified his disapproval ol' this
halt by bringing his small, cold feet
into convulsive contact with Sandy's
stomach, and clutching feebly at tho
t shirt eollar against which ono hot little
"I'm an idiot, Midge, of course I am.
What's the purty birds to you when you
ain't over been out of sii;ht or bearing
I of their everlasting wobbling? Hui
'? there! money is in 'em, Midge. I won
der whore nho is nil this lime," and full
of contrition for his orror in judgment
j old Sandy resumed his tramp w hile the
Midge lay mol ion less in his inexperienced
arms. It seemed to bini a very long
time that ho croaked up and down that
bare floored room with the Midge's little
hot head resting on his shoulder, hong
enough for him to make a great many
somber reflections on tho barrenness of
its appointments. He had nover seen it
beforo by daylight. Ile had always
como of evening?, when bc wa? legiti
mately freed from his liuards und wan at
lilK'ity to huik after Jira'n wife anil hoy,
as ho had promised faithfully to do when
Jim, poor follow, had died nearly a year
gone now. It hadn't been much of an
undertaking nor at nil unpleasant, for
; Jim's wife was a nico little creature, and
it had shortened many an livening for
old Sandy to sit in tho room where tho
j cooking stove and tho baby's cradle and
1 tho high swung canary hirds'cages wer?
all equally at home, nial watch Jim's
wife at her sewing. She was always
busy and neat and trim when old Sandy
came, and careful of the Midge, too, and
, that was what made it . ? hurd to under
stand what looked likestichcrucl neglect
on ber part now. Ho didn't door it to
himself that a little hitor on. when Jim's
memory had grown lei? green, he would
like to ask Jim's wife to bo his wife und
Jim's boy should be his boy.
Presently the ?loor oponed and Jim's
wife i.tood where Sandy himself bsd
I stood ul vol lt half an hour earlier. She
was very pretty; especially ut that mo
ment, with her large, wondering eyes
fixed on old Sandy alida Hush from hur
ried walking or some ot lier causo dyeing
: her cheek i a bright rod.
"You here this lime of day?" she said
! with moro of wonder than gratitude in
her voice, and stepping aside : he dropped
a large paper parcel on thc old trunk be
hind tho bed head.
Ohl Sandy looked at her apologeti
cally: "Hoseemed sobad lust night, you
know, I thought I'd run up and ask
after him. I didn't think to Btopso long,
but finding him alone"
Jim's wife had all this timo hoon get
ting out of her bonnet and a rather smart
looking mw walking jacket. .She an
swered testily with her back to him:
"Yes. 1 ran out for a minute to do
an errand md borrow a coal of liro from
Mrs Merrie across the hall. I made a
good dale of five birds to-day."
"And forgot tho coal of lire"-old
Sandy was regarding the now finery
with gloomy eyes-"tin Midge was
most froze when 1 ^ot here."
"I can got it now," the girl answered
with Hushing cheeki, and started once
moro toward tho den. Something in the
Midge':; looks, however, cauticd ber to
stop and look hurd at the small white
face resting on old Sandy's shoulder.
She took a step in-,uer to him, then
Stopped und gasped:
I "lu he asleep/" Sundy asked, very
"Lay him down in the bed," she an
swered In a strango, quick way that
caused Sandy to obey without question*
lng. Tho Midge did not object. Yes, ho
was asleep. Dreamlessly, painlessly and
forever. "I reckon Jim sorter pine. *"or
him," said old Bandy quietly, when
there was no longer any nxnn to hopo
that tho Midge would ever wake tip
.gain, "and I expect it's best so. This
woi ld waa too much for bim." lt carno
back to him inter on, that when he liad
stood in tho broad sunlieam beneath the
bird cages, how tho Midge had clutched
at bim convulsively, "if bo went then,"
ho said to the woman, who could only
kneel and moan in her impotent sorrow
and remorse, "he went with tho sun a
shilling on him and the birds a singing
to him name as if lin wan out under th?
country ts ki ca, I Uko to think lt was
Poverty is a hard taskmaster. Old
Sandy was back in tho ranks a very little
while later, nnd it wasunly when ho felt
tho northeast wind cutting through him
liku a knif* that lie rouiomhcrod bow he
hail loft the Midge wrapped up iu b's
Old Sandy wa i not co duty the next
day. A substituto had to bo found to
carry his boards,and tho mensonger that
brought tho news of bis sickness to the
atore brought ab o a request for th? van
guard of tho sandwich men to com? to
bim I bat night as Keon as he could. When
ho did go it was to find obi Sandy flushed
with fever and in s state of rontlo soo i
that boded no good.
"You'll have togo in my stead, Hony,"
bc i aili, as soon nu his friend had drawn
the only chair in the roomclose up io (ho
sidoof bis iron lounge. "I'd rather have
gone myself, for I pi inised Jim to look
after thom and I wunted lose?that they
put the Midge away in good style,
None of your pmij>or doings for Jim's
h-.v.' Ho r?i?i?d ii)> nv
his lim! under his pillow ?nd brought
out un excessively old pocketbook. "It's
all in there. I've l*;on savin' tsp for
Heal ly, a year now. I didn't wW-it to
(road too cloie or. Jim's beelu, ?ame ss I
done when we sandwiched together on
th? street. I was going to ask her to
marry me when tile year was good ont.
'1 hat woidd a boen about thc host way of
kcepin1 my promise to Jin?. I think he'd
a-said 'OK,' don't you, Bony? I uns
plannili' to furnish a room for her real
well, with a bureau and a washstand
(Pvt? priced no end of 'em) and a lot of
woman's gim cracks on tho mantelpiece.
Hut 1 reckon that game's atiout wp. 1
think she's got lier hoad set a different
way. Th?* Midge's gone home to Jim,
md I shouldn't wonder if I was in for
be pncuuiony; fools mighty like it in
ny *ide. That's the reason I can't go
myself, Bony. J reckon it come of for
got tin' my coat. I wont you to take that
money to her, Bony, ami toll ber I sent
it for the Midge's bury in*. Tell her to
have it done decent, carriage and all.
Docent's th*- word, Bony. 1 don't want
h' T to have no excuse for tubing help
from anybody that ain't got a right to
offer it. lt would sorter hurt mo to
think that Jim's l>oy lind ?ny but honest
money spent on hint, dead or alive.
Maybe there'll bo enough for a bouquet,
:oo. You'll como and toll nie how it
ire--M off, won't you. Bony?"
Bony promised that ho wonld, but
when he came back tlie next night to tell
nhl Sandy hov.- decorously the Midge bad
been put away in a . m.Il black collin,
willi & wreath of immortelle? lying at its
head, and the collin Oil the front seat of ,
a carriage with himself arni Jim's wife j
on the back ?eat, everything decent and
paid for with honest money, old Sandy |
was past taking any interest in it, for he,
j too, had gone to swell tho caravan in
numerable and to give Jim un account :
of his stewardship. - Jeaijnette lt. Wal
worth in Kansas City Times.
1 t 1 ?'.<'. I ! i j ; I ?lie It'll ii 'I 1,1 .l.ljnOl
Horseback exercises were favorito pas
times with the mon at arms and th*
landowners. Those people being descend
ants from one of the races tbut have
furnished the best horsemen of the world
-thc Cossacks and the Tartars have In
herited a strong love of the hors?'. The
rank of tho mon at arms show? tbii, as
those who fought on foot Occupied a
much lower position than those who
fought mounted. Up to a comparativo
Ir recert period there were no means of
, importing better blood to improve the
breeds of horses, hut they made the nrost
of their Tartar blood. As animals for
cavalry purposes these are not to be de
spised, 'flier have eat ried I* rictiry
Anne of the most formidable and ejec
tive cavalry of th? world.
It wa? on these horses that the soldiers
of Timeur ?rel th? horde* of Qhengis
Khan rode to conquest. On these horses
the sons .uni grandsons cf Kublai Khan
swept over western Ania, conquered the
dominion* of the caliph, all uf liussia
and the best part? of Huugary and
Poland, lu Ute Seventeenth century the
kin; of Spain sent som* ef the beet
Andalusian horses to Japan, and the
Portuguese also present od the milers of
that country with well bred horses. Ia
: later years the Kiupcror Napoleon pie
i seated the tycoon with several tine Arab
horses, so that their Tartar brod ef
I horses has heeu materially improved.
: Most cf the horses of that country are
raised on th? great grassy plains in ?
j semi wild stale, sud then caught and
broken to lbw saddle.-Cor. San Frau
cisco ( Chronicle.
Thc frog-reft* of* Florid?.
There ia no doubt that Florida ban
mad" more progress in the last five years
thou her most sanguine admirer could
I base prophesied. Tho causes arc nu mer?
1 ons, not the h ast being her natural ad
? vantages. We have plenty of lumber,
good harbors and line soil and climate.
There is more than $4,000,000 inverted in
Bummer resorts and watering places.
Several sanitariums have been started
with, ns far ag I have heard, good suc
cess. Alligators? Yes, slr, plenty of
them. Three or four tanneries devoted
solely to the preparation of alligator
skins. Next month opens the bunting
season for thc alligator men. Yon know
just SS soon as cold weather comes the
; alligator buries himself in the mud,
where he stays until summer. Well,
somehow these men lind out the nests of
. this gay bird, and having located him
they dig down in tho bank at such a dis
tance from the water's edge as tho ani
mator's head is likely to be. In nine eases
out of ten they hit lt. Then they gag
Iiiui, bind his front feet and gradually
dig him out, securing him ns they go
along. Tho average prioois $1 a foot for
alligators, hut sometimes they get more.
-Jacksonville Cor. Chicago Nows.
?Tauted a. Kuli Share.
Several years ago, iu an aristocratic old
! town in Massachusetts, there bred a
' wealthy judge who had an only daugh
ter. She was a little deficient mentally,
but this fact was to a great extent
ignored on account of her father's
money. One day the family were ut a
stylish dinner party and stier several
goori, old fashioned dishes bad liecn
served tho waiters brought in pintes? con
taining on each plato a piece <jf upplo and
a piece of custard pie. The judge's
daughter addressed one of (hem in a loud
voice, saying: "I don't like apple pic,
but I'll take two pieces of custard."-.
Detroit Free Press.
MEAT FOR BABES.
Muir ibo Behool children.; All up the ix?J* cf
Kemi them all lesson full heme tu the 1*0* ot
1 RI*rklH>nri1 and exeivlae. prahle m sad qiirstton.
Bother their young trains sad jpoll their <U
j Muff Hiern \ ;tl, 'ouif-lea, ell they can smaller at;
Fill theta with 'ometrtes, ail th**/ csa wu? r at-,
Crowd them with 'onoiuk*, all they can cbattar
When limy ere through with the labor audahow
What do they oara for ttl WI Jil do Uley
know of itt
ferd them and cram theia with all sett* ?X
Rush tliMM and puah (knut through high sc hon ll
Keep Out hot kettle en, bolling and f rothlag;
Marks rottet for ererythtng, death couct* for
Koah thom sad push them while? they're the
will for lt;
Knowlsdg* lu great, though many you kill for lt;
1'ile on ilui taxes to pay you the bill for lt!
Urge them and pms? thora to higher aanblUoris;
lined not tWelr minds' or their ht? 11? co?di
Btlck t? (he system you ?.?og have been cher
Careless of those who are fading and oerlahfng;
Birong meat for babe?! 1* the age's last motto;
Drop tho weak eoul* who can't learn as they
feed them and All them, no oud to tho euri y fofl
Puah Uieui and pre sn them, no atop to the hur
Parente at homo will attend to the bury In*;
Strong moat for babes) I* tho motto ef pro
Knowledge, a fiend K, ambition aa ugnss.
S?w York. bun.
- OF -
LAURENS CO., S. C.,
OF MONEY TAH) FROM NOVEM
BER 1ST, 1885, TO NO Y EM
BER 1 RT, 1886.
7'n Hit Honor the Presiding Judge of the
Court of General Sessions for Itaurmx
County, February Term, ?8H7:
ROADS ANO BKIOUEB.
Lewis Moore,.$ 5.00!
G. T. Roberts,. 6.001
J. M. ( lardy,. 81.26
A. C. Owings,. 150.00
G. \Y. Mr .oro,. 05.00!
Whntn & Leven,. Ci xii KI
Y.c. Mellaros,. 9.00
J. I). Dagnnl,. 14.00 !
J. 1). Dagnnl & Bolt,. 12.50
J. W. Fowler,. 12.82
Alf. McNinch,. 10.25
E. S. Allen,. 18.IX)
(J. NV. Moore,._ 20.00
J. H. Bowers,. 9.60
R. B. Leven,. 15.00
NV. I). Maturity. 17.7.r>
Wilson & Bolt. 70.00
J. \Y. DuPre,. 16.00
Gabriel Pinson,. 3.60;
R. B. Leven. 55.00
Phil. Harris,. 15.00
J. S. NVUbanka,. 3.00
T. J. Dillard,. 20.00
W. R. Crawford,. 5.(M)
B. L. Henderson,. G.33
.LC. Moore,. 12.00
J. c. MePavid, . 10.50
NV. i'. Turner,. 6.17
E. s. McKinley,. 387.50
J. P. El led go,. 27.1 KJ
E. S. McKinley,. 8.<K?
Alf. McNinch,. 5.00
Dagnal <v Bolt,. 27.00
Leven iv Wham,. 150.00
J. MeCravy,. 6.00
F. C. Winn,. 20.50
J. A. Franks,. 12.28
Edward Larks,.... 37.50
A. B. Barksdalo, . 3.79
NV. D. Sullivan,. 10.55
C. Puckett, . V?.( KI
\V. B. Wharton & J. A. Puck
ett, . 13.00
Robin King,. 12.00
W. J. M ilh r.. 4.00
P. H. Todd,. 21.75
W. i'. .enport, . 5.<M>
j W. NV. tireen, . 2.40
! Wm. Parks,. 15.00
I J. M. (Hardy,. 12.50
I J. B. Davenport,. 3.00
! Henry P. Lttndford,. 2.Tu
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j C. ti, Kike,. 8.00
j Ball & Wiitts, . 75.IKI
LOOK HOUSE CI.VIMS.
E. NV. Dendy,. 13.00
? . 8.16
" . 12.90
" " . . . 16.00
? ?< . 23.00
" " . 25.85
" " . 13.50
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? ? . 21.65
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J. E. Goddard, . 3.00
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J. D. Powers, . 9.40
J. E. Goddard, . 16.50
" ? . 16.70
H. P. E. Fuller,. 15.95
; R. J. Stoddard, . 7.90
L. NV. Copeland,. 4.20
D. T. Copeland,. 0 **0
? " " . 14.70
T. P, Byrd,. 27.10
H. S. Shumate, . 6.00
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i J. S. Johnson,. 13.20
NV. H. Drummond,. 5.80
J. R. Cooper,. 1.00
J. I). Patton,. (>.(??
J. W. Leake,. 3.00 !
S. M. Nabora,. 8.50
J. H. Balentine,. 0.86
D. F. Balentine,. 13.801
J. H. Allen, . 1.80
J. O. C. Fleming,. 3.20
.1. P. Dillard,. 11.50
I). D. Little. 5.80
J. E. Garrett,. 4.80
.1. O. Martin.. 1.00
W. W. Campbell,. 9.70
Hugh laminan,.. 3.20
A. B.Stewart,. 10.65
David Burnside,. 10.20
H. G. Coleman,. 11.86
J. A. Madden,. 8.85
B. B.Prior,. 3.00
J. A. Westmoreland,. 6.40
Zimri Carter,. 4.50
P, A. simpson,. 8.00
J. N. Wright,. 4.80
J. Wash. Watts,. 8.32
U.S. Griffin,.... 5.33
I). P. Goggans,. 2.25
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fl. M. Langston,. 100.00
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? ? . 14.50
? ?. . 14.00
? ? . 12.00
Joel Ellison,. 8.50
C. M. Miller,. 159.95
YV. S. Pitts, . 12.15
?uni Cook,. 35.4(1
YV. IV Stoddard, . 11.12
.* " . 2.90
.1. C. Cook, . 6.15
I " ? . 7.20
j !.. W. Copeland,. 7.7* >
ll. L. Henderson. 4.lo
O. (?. Thomson,. 10.25
C. M. Miller,. 17.60
YV. S. Pitts,. i
W. F. Irby,. 2.GO
W. B. Stoddard,. 5.26
J. P. Hunter, . 8.50
N. I). Frank,.$ 59.25
" " . 82.65
J. E. Goddard, . .Yon
A. C. Nelson,. 3.00
J. A. Burdett,. 4.30
Calvin Davis,. 7..r>o
YV. H. Franks, . 1.50
Robt. Franks,. 9.80
G. YV. Corbet,. 3.30
.1. A. Burdett, . 10.85
lt. I). Nance,. 5.00
J. A. & G. H. Burdett, and E.
Robt. Franks and F. C. Rose,. 12.60
Y. C. Hollams,. 7.o:>
W. ?). Byrd,. 3.00
J. ll. Burdett,. 34.60
T. \). H arieton,. 5.10
N. 1). Franks,. 3.20
YV. F. Rose, . 2.oo
P. M. Pitts,. 16.65
I N. 1). Franks,. 17.'tu
i .1. M. Clark,. 2.50 !
j B. C'. Burns,. 2.40
S J. E. Goddard,. 12.90
j J. O. C. Fleming, . 50.40
YV. V. VVinebrenner,. 12.05
A. T. Brown, . 3.7?
N. 1). Frank;-. 69.15
J. T. Hellams,. S.20
C. C. Moore, . 17.7o
D. C. Barksdalo, ...... 7.90
Berry Owens,. 17.7"
J. NV. Peterson, . 3.50
Martin Williams,. 6.90
W. 1). (ioodfrey, . . 17.40
J. H. Burdett, . ">.('>'>
dull' Burdett. i.3()
Janu s Burdett, . 3.7<1
J. W. Whit, lord. 10.35
V. c. Kellarna and c. M.
Franks, . 7. lo
Elihu Culbertson, . 8.10
j A. C. Nelson. 4.35
W. H. (?oilfrey. li.-.'o
; F. C. S. Childers, . 7.50
J. B. Campbell,. 3.00
j (i. 1). Smith, . 3.(Xl
Chas. E. McCrary, . 16.50
li. S. Grilltn,. 1.7?'
Kcnderson inman. 2.00
A. S. Biddel, . 3.00
J. W. irl.y, . 1.50
J. E. Godfrey. 2.70
Robt. Franks, . ti.7o
! Melmouth Fleming, 7.20
I \\? A. White, . 7..".">
1 J. W. Dupree, . 12J50
W. A. Law,. 187.50
?* <? . 62.ot?
Col) STY Ci >M MI s.- ION R Us.
J. L. Crawford, . 84.00
J. C. Rasor,. 45.75
Jan. Bell, . 24.80
INFORMANT VS. LIC<IUOR I?AWS.
Dave Hunter,. #100.00
INSU it ANO v..
J. A. Barksdalo, Ag't.* 50.00
Traynhnm A Dial, Agents, ... 25.00
Sil IC HI FF CLAIMS.
B. F. Ballow, . + 84.75
'? ? . 176.90
? ? . 205.55
W. W. Liner, (Nowsborry.).. . 17.22
4i " . 56.70
?? u . 67.10
T. B. Crews & Co.,. $100.00
u " " . 168.25
" " u . 5.00
J. C. Carlington,. 4.00
Walker, Evans & C ogs well, 148.00
J.J. Boozer,. 25.30
? ? . 17.60
" " . 11.95
REPAIRS, PUBLIC BUILDING.
R. L. Bishop, . 20.00
(i. w. Parkerton,. 47.75
? " . 2.50
Lesley _ Bro'fl.,
E H. McKinley,.
J. M. Robertson,
? '? . 57.00
II. M. Borger,. 3.25
Ii. C. Culbortson, . 8.90
Nelson Young,. 8./30
C. M. Miller,._ 1.G0
Dr. Thos. .McCoy, (Export). . 12.fX)
L. IS. Irby,.'. '.'.lo
Dr. li. IO. Martin, (Export). 2'1.00
J. D. Hnirslon,. ?2.80
Hill Kimmi. 5.00
Martin (I ri Hin, . 3.50
Sallie Dobbins. 5.10
Press Subor,. 7.'.III
Sallie Dobbins, . T.iio
( Seo. I bobbins,. 7 .'.III
(?. M. Fleming. 3.00
W. I). Sunders. '2.l<?
N. li. Dial. . 37.30
Dr. T. E. Todd. ( Export ; ll .50 j
.). W. Todd,. 15.80 j
W. S. Harris, . i.00
J. P. Dillard,. 2.30
Dr. .J. S. Wolli", ( Expert ). .. 11.00
.h IKY COMMISSIONS.
J, O. Templeton,. 30.00
" ? . 12.00
" . '.?.I ii i
" ? . 15.00
Dr. (5. NV. Duval),. 20.00
Dr. J. S. Wolli",. 15.00
Dr. B. E. Martin. . 20.00
Dr. .1. ll. Miller,. 15.00
Dr, S. F. Blakcly. 5.00
EXAMINA nov LCNACIKS.
I ?rs. E. < i. Simpson and J. II.
Dis. .1. H. Miller and .1. ("'.
j Wilborj. 10.00
j Dr. D. I.. Anderson; . 5.0?
Dr. J. J. Boozer,. 5.00
A. W. Burnside,. 10.50
Drs. J. K. Smith und W. F.
Dr. .J. D. Patton. 5.00
" F. I). Coleman,. 5.00 I
" <?. ?.. Martin. 5.00
" T. E. Todd, Medical service
for Jail. I '
Sailor* Not A Shlffl*>?? Rat.
lt is too much tho fashion to allude ta
our Bailors ns a thriflions, careless class,
who only draw (hoir wages incontinently
to wa?.?*> them. Se-ine;, however, that
during the past yuar "Jack" romiltr?d
mo lem than ?437,000 to lon relatives and
friend* by m< ana of money eiders ob
tained at various p st offices ?; home an I
abroad, it i ? only fair to ra-?"" bim some
eroiit for forethought and consideration.
Of thia stun about ?48.000 was romitted
frew abroad, the. totals nt Tr.rinis porta
b?ir>g euiiounly dissimilar. For instance,
from Hamburg no loss than ?7,604 waa
tent horn*. *nol.? from Pira?'!* only ?1
was dispatched. From tho live i>orts of j
Uauslnirg, Brvmcn, Havre, Antwerp an I
Ammonium 100:0 than ?33,000 was re
mitted, lc^Yitv/ otdy ?10,000 for tho !
united ratuittaticci front thc other thirty
tire ports which "Jock" t i <. piel t
ir* stm r,lv?6.
lite scene was in Brixton; disraeli rs, a
rising young drajier and a pretty young
lady. 11?^ had r.n affection for her. Rho a
liking for him. and so they l?vame 1 ..
trothed. It did not como ol?? thc parents
objected. Willi? hi? eye; ra re full of 1
gathering tears he bade bia faltering fare
wells, OKU dosed the doer upon his
ho?*??. A in OTU en t liter he opened it.
stepped r-ack bite the rwan. und with
t^&rs in hi* eye? lr ?l.-.-tily mm mureil:
..I hope ti ila will make ne. difference
?d>out your coming t<> TUT place of busi
i!ess, .iijd that your mother will continuo
t<i do business with us. I shall l t- liappj
t<> give UlC U'Ual diwCOUnt. Our a!"? i? i-,
large and varied ..ur ?am to please."
And the door ahnt finally, leaving him
?Jone with his grief. TJd Bits.
TIU..1, ? Mun Weighs ?Won*.
According to experiments carried out
by the Belgian savant. Qttctelet, u man
attain* his maxiiTie.ru weight toward his
40th year, and beginn to lose it sensibly
t< 1.1 Iiis fioth your. A wannan, how
ever, does not attain her maximum
weight until her '0th year. The ag. ut
wliieh people attain their maximum
weight and tho weight itself differ in the
diff?rent claasea of society. In tho aillu
cot classas the average maximum weight
h? 172 |ioundfl, and is attained at an years
of ag?. In the artisan class it i- IM
polirais, attained at 40. Among form la
borers it is 171 pounds, attained at CO.
In til? general classes it is 104 pounds,
! ami is reached between 4n und -VJ years
of age.-Chicago Tribun?.
A Chtnrup Ftiiternl.
j Mid. tba wife of Chm Shuni, waa thc
.Vrt Chinese woman to die in New York
> rity. The body In tho collin was en?
shrouded in a black ?md red hloar.e ni i
dress. On the feet were a pair of sh., i
of peculiar workmanship urn! profusely
decorated with riblions of gay colors.
Another pair was placed in the Cofilll, BS
wen? uko two black suits Of clothes. ( >o
her wriits ber husband placed four largi
rings. One pair was of ivory an<l tho
Other of poid. Pearls and trinket? In a
small were also placed in the COfHn.
TU? World'? l.iirff??t Gold Minti.
The famous Mulatos m.ne. regarded
by many iw the largest gold mino in ll e
world, bau been sold (0 R company of
English capitaliste. TIKI mino is situ
ai, J al Sonora, M?v.. and wu*i worked
hundred* of year? ago by ibo natives,
but waa lost track of. In 1804 it was
rediscovered un I sold to Fronoh parties,
v/ho. after working ?t for nearly Hf ty
yean*, resold it u> n rich Mollean, and
it bas been in his banda ivor ?in ie,
There ure 100 ohambors in tho mino,
some 150 fest high, yet .not a stiok of
timber Li used to SUpporl tlio roo!', tho
support consisting Ol pillars left 111 dig
ging out thu oro. Tho oro is of low
Sh? Mill fallow Ulraotlnuft,
Physloiau (to young woman patient)
-You havo asevero cold, Miss Smith,
und aru threatened wah pneumonia.
You will havo to romain very quio! for
Patient-Oh, Dr. Pellet, I must go out.
I havo ao much shopping to do,
Physician-I soe, also, that your nos?
hu a tendency to inflame at the tip
Patient-(thoroughly alarmed) -Oh,
sir, I will do any thing that you tell mo
At a colloq examination: "What M
tho best insulator?" asks tho profesar of
Thc State o? Soulli Carolina,
County of fiHuroiifi.
COURT <>!.' PHOB AT E.
Silas S Knight, UH lld min?')
iHtrntor willi th? will un
lioxvd of S.u ah KvutlH do- i
ngaltiHt SUMMON ii
corrio Kvuns Plnkiioy Kv- I
una, -curry KVUUH ami |
col lu an KVUIIH,
To tim D?fon?ants iibovo named
YOI) ar?- horoojy NUitiinonod und ro
. 111 i r?-? I lo aiiMwcr tho (>oiii|>liiini in thia
action, which is Hied in tho oflloo ol' thc
.iii'l^c ot I'rohnto for tho sahl (bounty,
IIIHI lo Morve a copy ot' your answer to
thc mihi ?-oin plo i nt on the subscrib? r at
ins oillcc, Luurous, South Carolina,
\\ it hin t ?\ eely illly? aller service h O roof,
exclusive of the . ay of Hitch service I and
and ll'you full lo an-.wer th?.ll)plaint
within tho timo aforesaid, the plaintif!
in t ids nc I ion will apply lo l lie coin t for
tin* relief demanded in the complaint.
I lated 17lh Jan. A l> IKK7
A \V ISP KN SI DK,
J V V (
.loiui w Konen ?on,
To thc defendant H < !ori ie II va ns, Pink
ncy levant, Carry Kvuns, Calhorlno Ev?
ans: You will trke nolien that tho Hum?
mons and complain) lit this action were
li .?n nulli" otllccnf thu Judgo of Praliato
lor liuurens t'ounty, South Carolina, on
I'ho I "t h day ol' .lannary, 1^77,
John w Korguson, Plain Atty
Kvory reader ol'this pa por who aim.*
10 I nv machinery, can learn how lo
save money ll* fi o will send his nunn- on
11 postal card lo Thc "Hi.\ie" Co., Atlan
ta, (?a. A sample copy of ?.Illxio," tho
liuiidsoiuesl industrial Journal in thc
country, will he sent him I'roo of ohorUO,
you v. ai:', and don't delay. Send ut
once, li only costs ono cool to Mend ns
u postal card and you will gm informa"
lion thai will save you many dollars.
AddroHs Tun " I >i x i f" < !o.,
.C on .?'Hut hui" building, Allanta, Qa,
STATE OF SOUTH CAUOTJINA.
--COUNTY OE EA V HENS.- I N
TU E PRO HAT li COURT.
NV >i KUI-: \s. <?. W, Shell, o. c. c. e.. has
applied lo nc- for Lol tern ol Administra*
lion on tlc Kstntool' ll. ll. Walkin-, do?
TIICKI! .'ic llierofore lo cito and minion
i-h nil nd singular tho kindred and
erod Hoi s nf sahl deceased to l)U lind ap
|,car lielnrejmo, in tho Court ol' Probate,
to lu liol h u nt Laurens Court House,
. rn the Uri I, day of March 1887. to show
cause, il nu*, they can why sahl Letters
-In.nhl not he granted.
All pi ?S..U-- huvingolulnis against said
cstaie will pri sent iii" sanio on <n- before
that dav. or ho forever harrell.
(liven under my hand and seal, this
lat h dav ol' Jan mirv, P*S7.
A. Y\. KC ONSIDE,
. a Probate Judge.
P A T E N T S,
Caveats; Trade Marks
Olitainod, and till business lu tho 0. 3.,
I ucnl OOico ut'eilded lout MuIH-.U
Oin olibre ls opposite Ibo C. S. Patent
' ?lllee, and wc eau obtain Putouts in loss
lhiii> than those remote t'rolil WASH
I N<. PON.
Send MOOKI.or DRAWfNO. Wond
\i- lo patontahilitv free of charge
: 111 -1 wc i u ak e NO CIIAHOK INI.I'.ss
\* KOOTA IN PATENT? Wo refer boro
io I he poslmastor, OIIIOIIIIH of tho C. S.
? iii ollloe. Kor circulor> acviso, torilla
an references lo actual ellonts In your
nw i . !? or ( 'ouufVi Writo lo
C. A. Snow A Co.,
0| i i.-ulu Paton! OlUeo, Wash in ton
H. ( .
EA ?'RENS COUNTY
' E hi ES TAT
i i reo* ire houses iii th o town of Lau
acres lan.' locntod III (tilVorent
pori inn- <?!' Laurens county.
K?n S \ i.R or ?? :\ r
number ol toloudid .* sidenoos In tho
t ow n . u' I .au ri ns.
\ n w ?loro huns" nt High Point on
thc <; LA S H lt, Price low A aplendld
siand l'or ii store.
\n ch eui! Iioiisi and lot tn th icily ot'
i .reen villi! this property ls splendidly
located i onvi niiml lo li ti st noss portion
ol' the eily, also lo idiurehoH and street
railway a liar ga in is oil-rod-[f not
sold, t he house ano elegant furniture
will l.e routed low. _
Kor p irilo liars ns to any .?f tb'j abov?
properly call In or address
I M IIA MPTON,
M un ager.
J i i i A HI.I Ni i Ti ?N , \t tm nm .
,1 . T. .IOU NSON. W. II. lllllU KY
JOHNSON ? RIOHKV,
AT rOHN KVS AT LAW.
?oiiii: I-h mimi's ( oi lier, Northwest
iiiile of PuMIe Sipiare.
LAURENS, C. IL, - - - Bi C.
,K<\ ?. AKI.INOTON.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
I. A r OK NS ?'. IL, - - 8. C
(?nie Vdvortlsor Ouilding.
W.O. HEN KT, V. C. M'ooWAN,
it EN KT ?v MCGOWAN,
A I'TORNEYS AT LAW,
LA KR KN S C. IL, ... s. C.
j. w. i tann SON. ano. r. VII NU,
FERGUSON A- YOUNO,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
LACHES'S C. H.. - - . fl. Ch
N.J. HOI.M I'S. il. Y . O.Ml'lSOM,
HOLMES tv SIMPSON,
A Tt'o H M'. Y S AT LAW,
LAI H KN S C. H., - - - B. C,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
LA I O KN .S, H. C.
g&~< Ulico over wtoro of W. L. lloyd.
"W. H. Marti
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
LAURENS C. Il ,
DR. "W" H BA'
Ollioo ovov National K id
(lillee (pi v . M nula vs mid t HIM