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LAI KENS C. LIM S. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 1886.
big job of Clothing
WUil?S OK Ti IK WAI!.
A OLANCi; AT CAI'TlJltKI? CONIKIMilt
ATK FLAGS AT WASH i \ i .To; . ?
Tito Story Told liy Tlie.so Mu to Kl?bl?lll*
of ti Lost Cause-ISuiiiioiti ot situ und
Bannon o? TulU.is-iiiiu the Fing? uro
Kept lu HID War Department,
(loller to Un- NoW York Worlil.)
WAHIIINUTON, .July 20,-Yostorduy in
walking through thu immons-e granito
pile of tho State, Wnr and Navy Depart
ments, t was taken with tho ouriositj to
seo tho battle tings whioli have sot Ibo
couutry in an uproar. Turning to tho
right from tho main corridor ol' tho
building on thc second lloor, f entered
thc commodious apartments of tho Ad
jutant Oonoral's oflico, ami fotttul luym ii
confronting at ii corner de l; in ono ol'
tho rooms, a rather btnturcd mun, of
woll-fcd form and placid face, with bia
coat oil' like an ordinary dork, bonding
to bia work, nibmutely mopping thc
heat from hhs forehead und signing or
ders. This individual looked as little ns
possible like kindling tho memories ul' a
great rebellion ov shuting tho world on
llame in any quarter. Thc heat of tho
day seemed ull sullioiont tor his onorgioa,
All tho same, it way Gouoral Dunn,
Adjutant Qoiioral of tho United State?
Army, whoso autograph on a s,l i, > of
paper addressed to Mr. cleveland a low
weeks ago, and recommended tho dhiri
hutton over tho couutry of a variety ol'
tattered bunting in thu garrot ol tho
War Office, set tho country by thc ears
and ia likely to play a considerable rolo
in a coming oampaign tor un American
President. I had been told Hint Adju
tant ?ouoml Drum was extrem?, ly sensi
tivo tu thc iuijuiries ol visitors eonc rn-1
lpg this f ame bunting. 1 wm agreeably
surprised, therefore, on informing this
gentleman that I hud witnessed in the
old days of tho rein Ilion the spectacle, of
the arrival of n any of these Hags in Ibo
War Department, frcah from the battle
lichla on which tin y wcro captured, mid
of my wish to nguiu inspect them, ul bo
lng mot with tho bland? ! of imiilos ml
promptly put in charge of an alton lani
with instructions to aid my mission.
Carried by an elevator live .'.loi ie;, up,
under the roof (.f the. War Doj ail m tut,
iilmost huming in this Washington ? un
mer weatlior, tho key bein;: (tuned by
my guille in the door ot nu attie room, I I
stood un instant later in a bille I , ace
hardly moro Utan i< n n et s-p.aro, ie . rly
within reaching difilancc on all Ridi of
these battered merni utoa of tho MU?, tho
vory mention ot which han sot aliro the
hearts ol' sixty millions ol people a i >w
raga saturated with thc explosive wash
of patriotism ! Hut tho ii rsi thought on
Booing them in this pout up npaci ot
attic Ts of tho smallness of tin cause to
tho sizo of tho e?bot. Tie- Hags heaped
about the room appear at Iiis' Bight only
a handful at tin most, but counted M nu?
lately there ale T?n in all, over live I un
drcd ol them hoing (Joufoderato and tho
remainder Fi th n I Ungi recaptured from
their captors. One half ol tho etiliro
number sro attached to their stave: a.
as.thoy wore originally lal.in, tho ll-.igs
of tho two sections hoing stacked in
separate masse.; agaiust two sides ol (he
.oom, foping the oilier hal! folded and
protruding from pigeon holes on Un op
iM>sito walls, 'l'iii: ight ol tho star ind
?tri)>es keeps always familiar, Bul lin
llrst look al the dark red heap of thc
banners of rebellion, piled lien- Rgaill8t
tho side of the attie, blots out twenty*
jfvO years from the memory sud brings
back as if it wore yesterday, the red y ea rs
whou"1>hoy waved at tho hoad ol their
rogimeuts'.' Thoro I - bardlv a dug among
them all thal lift? not its history roCuft)
ed in thc book (n^tutUllfUltlSjpJ Hie keep
er of tho room. Nearly nil ure riddled
with bullet:., and many, like those car
ried through such bailies as Hie Wilder?
ness omi tJlO 8CCO|ld Dull Hun, were ..hot
literally into tailers .ind almost un
recognizable sprays of rag.
Tho contrast hi tho appearance ol the
Southern and Union standards is sigull
cant of the history of tuc war. The lat
ter aro rigged on chan polished poles
?ttid ure of linn, riel, material, many ot
them of silk, showing en abundance in
tho North ol tho fabrics of which thoy
continued to bo mudo. The majority of
tho (Jontederalo daga uro ol tho wretch
est shoddy Imidin;:, mis-eiv.blo in color,
M in substance, w hilo great numbers of
them are mount, d ou ru le, unbarked
gaos and saplings, hastily out from the
woods on tho mareil recalling tho
blockade and tho pinching days when
war had fallen on a scctiou without
manufactures, and thc intense, desperate
purpose of a people forgot seemliness
and absorbed every thought but the win
ning of their lights,
?^any of tho Hag? lying folded m tho
os and taken out to bo exhibited by
the guardian of tho room recall still
more vividly tho narrow straits of rebel
lion on lia last legs, being literally ludo?
pendent of discrimination in color and
hiado Of patches from women's dresses
and underskirts of nearly every huo and
material---pitiful reminders of tho Spar
tan poverty and courage that wore still
to fail of their end. There aro some ex
contions, however, in thia storeroom of
battle tronh;e:i, io Hu ?P mementos Ol
?1?? stonier days of thu war for the
South. Tho attendant drew from thc
pigeon holes on the walls and unfolded
for my inspection throe or four magnjll
neut banuors of heavy silk, fringed with
tassels of gold ami ornamented with
pictures iu oil and ri. h embroider inga on
ft'field of blue. These llaga ropo nt
tho early and halcyon day? of the J .oat
Causo, when they were mado by looal
associations of ladies and presented to
tho military organizations which oarriod
thom. Ono of those ile-gs belonged to
tho Apalachicola (Jnurd, whoso name is
hutched in gold lotter? on its foldB above
the oxultant mottoes: "In dod is Our
Trust I" "Our Bights Wo Will Main
toinl" Tho fmcat of them all is Un
Norfolk Light Artillory, with au oil
portrait of Washington iu tho conti? ol
Ila (told, tho mottoes on Hie re yo roo sidi
being ino samo aa those of tho il ig jost
described. Tho days when tho Confcd
erato armies could ailonl snob luxury ii
ensigns utiioklv passed away, howovor,
aa is cvnlc.noetl by thia coUuotion, repre
sentlug every period of tho war. In Hu
beginning of tho robo)li*?u the design ol
tho flag carried by the Uoutheru regi
j mciitu was that of tito Slurs and Bars
two red bar? and ono wbito- changing
at a later period to a red tlold with tho
Houthorn Cross, resembling tho .British
Union Jock. A study of tho record
kept by tho War Department of tho
nam-: and capture of each of those flags,
though a work ol' days, would bo of in
tonso interest to tho veteran Moldier, lt
would recall to him tho episodes of tri
umph on half tho fields of tho robcllion.
Tho sight of the Hags themselves would
do something more- epiiokouing Iiis
heart heats with memories of the great
light. That not a few of these standards
have been thc centros of deadly personal
encounter is evident from thc numerous
blood-stains still traceable upon thom.
Tho stavos, also, ol many ot thom aro
ragged willi tho gnaw of bullets, thc
lead in sooic instances piercing their
centres and remaining imbedded in the.
wood. Everything, ill fact, in tho ap
pearance of tuc whole oollcotion, os it is
piled hero in tho narrow garret, faded
and soiled and tattered, shows that tllOSO
aro lie banners of holiday parade, but
havo passed through the lire nud ex
tremity of nctual war thc sorrowful
weeds blasted and fallen from its wrath.
For myself, not a soldi* r, but a resident
of Washington during tho war period 1
recalled the stirring incidents of their
presentation to tho War Department as
they wore brought straight from the
fields of their capture. On one of these
occasions thirty ol' these standards, us 1
remember, were carried boro two days
after tho light at Winchester by a dele
gation of soldiers whose hands had actu
ally seized them in tho light, (Juster,
with his long, yellow hair, at their head.
?Stanton, tho grim Secretary, unbent,
! 'Veil results and these were the. palpa
ble evidence a <>i triumph, Comiug oat
of tho lion's ilen ol his ollico ho look
eaeii soldier by the hand and welcomed
them us a body with a speech. As the
little group stood before Ida door listen
ing to his address, tho captured stand
ards held above their hoads in tho nar
row hail of tho old War Department
made a picturesque cloud of color,
which, together with tho entire scene, it
was not easy to forgot. When tho allait
M'S" over the soldiers tarted again for
the Held, and Stanton, taking Custer's
arm, walked slowly down the stops ol
the SVar Otlloe. Such was his habit with
any ol tho brilliant leaders ol the wai
alter fl visit lo his departen nt.
Wi i.it AM JACKSON AHMST nov,.
- * i?. .
i'd i- Colt ?m iMovomoiit.
Prom tho New York financial (doon
iolo's eottonqrtielo of July 28 tho follow
lng ligures ure gathered rotative to tia
lUOVOUH nt ol tho staple during tho pa:?
For the week ended July '.!-! tho lota
racoipts roached i),'2!)5 bales, agains
I,GOO bales last week, 1,201 bah s Hu
previous week, and ?1,608 bales thrci
weeks since; making tho total receipt
since the 1st September, 1880, 0,202,001
hales, against 0,280,012 bales torthc ; ann
periodo! 1885 0,showingadecroasoeiuc
September I, 1880, of 87,0H bales.
Thc total sales for forward dolivi t \ fo
thc week wcro 183,700 bales. For im
mediate delivery the total ; all B loot ll]
tin., ut ck 8,800 bales, including 0,20
bales for export and 2,050 for homo con
The exports for tho week reach a loin
of IS.PII hales, of whioh 10,051 were t
Croat Britain, 10 to Prance, and 2,23
to tho rest of tho continent.
Tho imports into continental port
during tho wu k were 20,11110 bale;
These ligures indicate an increase in th
cotton ni Bight of 78,100 bales as con
pared with thc same date of 1880, a
increase ol 08,002 bales as C.ttfK}:;;'rc
with the correspondit.;/ ??:itc of 1880, an
a decrcuso of &V6?023 bales as compare
with iv y
Thovtotal receipts from tho planti
lions since 1st September, 1880, ai
5,183,220bale ; in 1885 U wen: 5,838,5'
bides; in 1881 were 1,720,110 bale
Although the receipts at the outports fi
tho past wei |< were 3,205 bales, thOOOtu
movement from tho plantations was* on
huies, the balance being taken fro
the stocks at tho interior towns. Ln
year tho receipts Iront tho plautatloi
for tia) isainn week were 8,827 bales, al
and tor 1885 they Du:) bales. Tho tl
crease in amount in sight lo-night,
compared with last year, ia 110,812 bole
the increase us compared with 1881 5
715,812 bides, and the increase ov
IKS! I is 701,025bales.
Tho Chronicle says that thc specul
lion ill cotton for futuro delivery at tl
market lins been fairly active for t
week nuder review, out prices im
shown good deal ol variableness ai
Irregularity, influenced largely by 11
nipulation by thu regular operate
Saturday was rather limier, but on Alt,
day the announcement of tho failure
a bouse reported to have been a lcai
in tho iHort to "cornet" this erin? cany
a sharp deelin in 'uly and August t
tiens, mid weakened tho whole posltlo
but on Tuesday 11 bettor report from li
erpool and the repetition of report? tn
tho Southwest that damage was Ind
done by drouth, with some accounts
worms, caused an e. pially smart ad von
( In Wcduesday the early months opot
lower and tho uoxt crop dearer, wli
tho tone suddenly changed; thoro \
an active buying of August, with :
next crop moro freely sold, closing low
wliilo this oreo maintained a small
vance. Thursday au irregular openi
was followed by a general declino,'atti
ute,i to tho report of failures at N
Orleans, tho 1 licet of tho rccont sh
decline. Friday tho markot was 1
and weak. Cotton on thu spot has 1
with a moderato dornend 'or Uouu 0
sumption, quotations woro rodu
l-lOO. on Monday. On Thursday a la
busiuess was done for export, and
lands wero advanced l-10c. Fri'
there was little doing, and middling
lands nominal et lil,e.
X |'iU? In Hie Lottery
Of lifo which ia usually unapprecii
until it I? lost, perhaps never lo returi
heall ii. W hui a priceless boon il is,
now wo ought to cherish it, that lifo 1
not I?' a worthless blank to us. Mau
LllO ?li Cases lliSt Mesh is heir to, apd wi
?"tnakollfe burdensome, ttmh as conjrump
i -en.l ulu o? (Ilchings), and other &crofu
ind Mood tl heanes, aro completely Ot
hy Hr. lt, V. Pierce's havo failed.
Pierce's l rea Usc on cooiumntton mallet
IO cents bi stamps. Atkin SM, Wo
Dispensary Medical Association, OOO 1
Arcot, Buffalo, N. V.
. Youth looks at the possible, age al
t OKItCINO TIIK OLBKUY.
ICxpoiloncri ul lin- Clinrlotton Churches
Aller tho Occupation of lite City ..Hr ut al
Order ot tito ? . ? - t Ooiutusudor.
(Front tho Sunday Nows.)
Having just road tho interesting .' ketch
of "Tho Parish Church of St. Michael,"
by Mr. Ocorgo S. Holmes, whloh forum
n part of tito "Your Dook" for issi), ami
having noticed u slight iuaccurnoy on
pago .'$07 (in tho extract from tho ohron
clo of tho vonorablo A. ii. Miller) 1 am
tempted to correct it while recalling
other incidents of tho times referred to.
Tbs statoraont is;
"Tlie Kev. Mr. Howe officiated ut Bt.
Paul's, with others, until sonic tinto in
Fobruary, 1805, when ho loft tho city in
consequence of bin objecting to rend tho
prayer for tho President of the United
Staten. Tho sume thing ocOUlTcd to thc
Kev. Mr. Marshall, 1). D."
Thc fact* are: Uov. Mr, Howe did not
leavo tho city in Fobruary, and Ur.
Marshall never loft at all.
Thc Kev. Mr. (now Bishop) Howe bad
boon ollicintiug at St. Paul's for some
time when, on tho morning of tho 18th
February, lst??, tho United States troops
entered end, while tho fire which burst
out at tho Northeastern Kuilroud depot,
wan swooping before it tho (then) well
known residences in Chapel, Alexander
and Charlotte streets. In this day of
terror and distress tho HOY. Mr. ito wo
brought comfort to many. On tho fol
low ing Sundays those members of tho
Episcopal Church, who wore still lu tho
oily, gathered around him tit St. Paul's
and, on tho P.ith and 20th of Fobruary,
(which days were Sundays,) amid all
that was dark around them, had, at least,
tho comfort of undisturbed religious
In thc beginning of March, however,
Col. Stewart L. Woodford, commander
of tho post, sent for Mr. Howe, and,
while entirely courteous ill Iiis language
ami maunor, insisted that tho prayer
for tho President of tim United States
should bo used, or Mr. Howe must leave
tho city. As Mr. Howe did not concede
to an army oflicor tho rigid to make
changes in tho ritual of his church, Col,
Woodford notified him that ho would bo
sont out of tho city, with every facility
given him to reach his family; but, in
tho meantime, consented to his holding
services on tho 5th of March. .
On that day Mr. Howe spoke fcoliugly
to his congregation, explaining tho posi
tion and hiking leave of us -mme know
for how long. Ilia tones and hoar i tig
wore so impressive that, on his retiring
to tho vestry room, two oflicors of tho
United States navy who had uttended
tho service hurried after him and o flo rod
to uso their influonoo with Col. Wood
ford to induce a recall of Iiis or 1er.
They were Un&UCCOSSfu), and the next
day, March tl, thc Kev. Mr. Howe was
sent by steamer to Georgetown, S. C.
St. Paul's was thou closed, but tho ser
vices of our church were still held in the
littlest. John's Chapo), Hampstead, by
that vonerablo, godly mau, Dr. Alox,
Hero for wicks tho seddon, d face? and
still siuhler hearts of those who, pent up
in Charleston, saw the enemy's heel
upon her neck, and folt it themselves,
gathered from Sunday to Sunda, to
pour out together their prayers und their
sorrows, (heir hopes and tilt Lr leurs.
This place of \" irsnip being remote from
tho great highways of the city, and so
unpretending in itself it was hoped that
ri llgioUQ worship tlu re ut least would bc
unmolested, 'these hopes, however,
wororudely dispelled when on tho '.'Iii
(1 think i of April thc church was clo. isl
und Dr. .Marshall given a week l> i CCldc
w'.?f'Uter. ho. would toko "the oat i alle
giance" and u'se the prayer for ho Pres
ident of the United States or iea.e tho
city. Dr. .Marshall wrote to Cen. 11 atoll
to expostulate. Herc is tho (ionoral's
"UKAOQUAIVTBIU! Noni linus DIBTIUOT, /
DKPan m HST OF TUB Bourn.
OIIAUI<RKTO> April 25, 18115, N j
Honorai Orders No. 21).]
lt hus been reported at these, head
quarters that the Kow Alex. NV. Mur
MImil, missionary of St. John's Chapol,
Hampstead, has, in tho forvicca ol tho
said ohapol siuoo tho occupation of tho
eily by tho United Stutts forces, omitted
tho prayers for tho President of tho
United Slates. In u written commun
cation, addressed to the commander of
tho posi of Charleston, ho styles the
pruyor for tho Prosidont ot tho United
Stales u "political prayer." lt is, there
foro, ordered that ho be pout beyond tho
lines of $io, army, and bo forbtddou to
einer tho city of Charleston during its
occupation by tho United Slates troops
without permission of thc oommaudoroi
Ibo district or department, lt is further
ordered that his personal property bc
confiscated to tho uso of tho United
states Government. Ip. punishing tho
hoad ol the oongrogntion worshipping ut
St. .lohu's Ohapol tho hrigudior-gcuorni
Commanding desires it to bo coubiilored
n wurniug to tlioso who, attending the
services for weeks, so f r (Oj'goi their
duty to thv?r country as not to inform
the military authorities of the conduct
of this disloyal priest, with other words
of warning added.
By command of
ih-lg. (ion. .lons HA o it,
LBONAUD B. PXHBY,
Acting Adjutant < milora). '
This BUOOhuCII of war literal me, (ot
mult. ul. i was tal,eu down ut tho time.
in tho helpless and ulmont hopeless
condition of tho times, in dreud of being
loft without u clergyman to bur" 01
(loud, Dr. M.'s Won V; induced hls.,' to
Hiibinii, Thia tempered Hatch's anger,
und ho rovokod tho order, but Dr. M.
nover used tho nrayor until thoro was no i
question as to tho proprioty ot using it.
Boforo tho noxt Sunday canto vounu he
was run over by a oarelous driver, mid
for mouths confined to a bed of siitVoring.
Summerville, S. C., July 10, 18*7,
Plauofl nuil Organs.
All of tho beet makes. $2T> oash and
balance Novombor 1, at snot cash prices
on a Piano. $10 cash ana balance No
vember 1, at spot cash pri?es on au
Organ. Delivered, freight free, at your
nearest depot. Fifteen days test trial
ami freight both ways if not satisfactory.
Wiito for circulars.
N. W. THUMP,
? Columbia, S. <
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Indians never kiss one another, and n;
ouo who has eyer seen au Indian eau blame
A UriilllNC KAM1IA.
A PAH31KU STltANUK HTOltV ITtOM
NKW .1 HUSKY.
A family With ii I'cculiiir Mnlady-?I#aii|;h
inf; in Church mu? ul Odd Times ?ml
I'lncon-Curious Stories Toto i?y I'coplo
I "lissi III; I". \ .
Ni'.w YOKK, July 28.-Tho ?tory o?
Jersey's laughing family io certainly ono
of tho oddest Hint ovor reached tho oars
of a correspondent, That a family w ith
Buch a peculiar malady, ami ono so
seemingly interesting to tho medical
profession, should have lived so long in
a Stutc pretty well populated without
gotting into tho newspapers, except in a
brief and remote way years ago, is de
cidedly strange. The family resale iu a
large, substantial house, not far from
tlie Delaware river in liuntordon coun
ty. The father and sous are farmers
and prosperous and well to do. Tho en
tire family are chronic laughers, having
an affection of tho muscles of tho mouth
and throat thal compels them to give
vent to apparent merriment at slated in
tervals. Thc malady hist appeared in
thc father about a dozen years ago. Ho
waa usually a very quiet man, enjoying
fun, tait manifesting his enjoyment with
out much noise. Ile was scated at the
dinner table one day iu the spring of
the year, isling steadily and not engag
ing in any ol thc conversation which tho
other members ot thc family were curry
ing on. Suddenly, without any cans.',
ho burst into a loud lit of laughter so
oxtrcmoly dillbront from Iiis accustomed
laugh that all woro attracted by it at
oms'. When a: Ked what was thc reason
of his sudden outburst ho made no re
ply, but continued his merriment. Some
of the boys thought ho had hysterics,
and pounded him on 'lie back, but it
diu no good. V?tor o few moments he
made m Hons for pencil and paper, and'
wrote that ho was unable to control his
risibles, and asked them to scud for a
1 ho rural physician came, but could
jove no reined-, thai stopped the laugh
ter. I'eal slier peal of what Sounded
like the heartiest kind of fun carno from
him, and nothing would avail to prevent
it. Tho doctor tinnily came to the con
clusion that ho was tho victim ol a
nci vous attack, and, leaving a nervine
A SINOUIiAU TKOUUIiB.
Tho father continued laughing until
about BUUiloWU, when he su I dollly
Stopped and foll on the tloor completely
prostrated. Ho soon grow better, how
ever, atc a i.early supper, and spent thc
OVOUiUg much as usual. No signs of the
return ol tho trouble appearing, ho wont
to bod and was soon fast asle ep. Along
about - o'clock, however, his was awak
ened by l.i laughter, and tho same
symptoms as of the day before mani
fested lliemsi Ives. Ho kopt it up until
7 o'clock, laughing loud and strong. At
7 o'clock th. noise Maidenly ceased and
did not return agaiu until dinner time.
Tiltia it continued, recurring each day
U< ?ri ly lifter noon and in tho nigbtabout
J o'clock, und has every since. As tho
Weeks pas I ... grow SO accustomed to
the di ii m o that ho was caused very little
inconvenicuci 1>,V it. He did not get
tiled out, as at lirst, and soon was able
to go about bia work sowing seed and
planting corn, digging vegetables and
watering the cattle-while laughing im
moderately. Ho could not talk while
undi r one of thc spells, but carried a
slide !'.':.' i'cneil around with him, after
the fashion of a deaf and duuio ocr jon.
Tin; trouble was very regular in its
coming and going, and only occasionally
broke torth at unlooked-for seasons.
Once tin; old man was taken in church,
just when tho minister was exhorting his
hearers iu tho most solemn strains, and
ap? iii d tho i licet of tho discourse, be
sides disturbing tho equilibrium ol tho
clergyman. Another time ho was found
by one ol bis neighbors ulong tho road,
lying beneath a bag of f\our, laughing at
a terrific rate. He lias boen taken while
driving borne from the mill, and thc
suddenness of tho sounds frightened ?lie
horse, causing it to run away ami dump
tlic mun apd part p| his load out in tho
hu eighteen months the fut lier was
tile only one of the household alllietcd
with tile malady. Several of them hud
complained from time to timo of an in
clination to join tho father in Hie laugh,
but none of thom did so until noftrlv two i
years after he waa taUou, when" Susie,
tito youngest child, suddenly burst into
a similar lit during one of hor father's
I rom i i sd time on she has laughed at
about tho sumo hours that ho* iathor
docs OQO Uy ono tho r?maining mom*
bora foll victims to the stmugo com
plaint, until two years ago there was but
oue left free and that was Charles, the
eldest son. Wp long coemption lcd him
v heUeyo bo would escape tho malady.
I But bo was mistaken, and it is c\:\i\\ Uo
hud his first attack while pioporting for
tho hand oj s gut ai wilkesbarre, Pa.
Ho friglitonod was the maiden by
Charlo? s queer behavior that she run
from tho room, and it was a week before
tho proper explanation could induce her
to see bim nguiu. Shr is uow one of
tho faraily and escaping tho malady
novor minds thc hideous chorus of
laughter which twice a day resounds
through tho house, lt is regarded as
odd that none of tho neighbors should
have caught tho infection; although
.nany Ol them minglo constantly with
NO ItKMKOV KNOWN,
KverytUiv.g posaiblo has been done to
vemovo or alloviato tho malady, but
without any perceptible effect. &oyoral
eminent physicians from this city and
Philadelphia ave understood to have
visited tile houso and booonio interested
in the case. Thoy all confessed them
selves buflled and wanted somo of tho
family to como boro to Now York for
treatment, This thoy refused to do.
Their noticeable misfortune has render
od them very sensitive, and thoy "ill
not travel whore they will bu subjected
to public scrutiny and remark.
Tliey go to church or the store in tho
village close by and attend social gath
erings occasionally in tho neighborhood
in tho oveningH, but only among lifo
long friouds. People within a radius ol,
a fow mile? aro BO accustomed to the
thing that they never mimi it or men
tion it. (JouBcquoutly, wory few people
outeidoof thc immediate vicinity, timi
tho physioians who havo attended thom,
aro cognizant ot thu circumstances.
People passing tho house, especially in
tho summer time, have been lilied with
ouriosity by what thoy Baw ami hoard,
and have carried accounts tn distant
pinces. Those roports arc very vaguo,
for tho pnssciHdjy havo had uo dclluito
iden of tho inattor. They only know
that it looked remarkably strange tu seo
a father and bis sons out in tho hold
plowing mid sowing ninny nuls apart, I
yet each ono laughing as though he hud
heard the best joke in thc world. Util i
ons stories are tobi of the travelers who j
wont that way. ?Several yo us ugo two
young men came from tho interior <.!'!
tho State to attend a party ul Keston,
It was u warm night nod they did. not j
start until luto. They drove past UK: '
house of tho laughing family soon alter
tho rogular nightly attack had begun.
Tho windows were all opOU, OS it SVUS ;
carly summer, end every sound con: I Ix
cle.irly hoard. An the young mon np !
preached they heard the mest unearthly
noise their cars hud ever received. lt I
soouied like pandemonium, and tho '
youths felt euro thoy had struck the cn !
tranco to Sheol.
Tho horse took hight and nearly run !
away with them. Coining to tho con
clusion that at least tho pince was haunt
ed, they hurried home, and tho hext
morning ?.prend ibo DOWS. Parties were
formed to investigate tho matter, but
nono of them solved tho subject until
informed by a mau in the village marl
ut hand as to tho nature ol tho caso.
They wore urged to remain reticonl
about the matter, and have done BO.
Tho years of incessant laughter have
told somewhat 00 thc laces ol tllO I am i
ly, hut not so as to bo very not ic 'cable.
There aro scores of lines under tho cj'es .
autl above tho cheeks, caused by the !
drawing up ol tho skin. Then Unir
mouths have become wider and they :
koop thom closoil with ?illieulty. Thc
most marked result of tho disoaso, how- '
over, is in tho voice. Tho entire l'ami y
talk in tho same lone, resembling aa
ucurly as anything thc voice ol tbo-alto j,
singer. Males and females have tho
Bamo inllootion and intonation. Mo toi
them hnvo more or less trouble with !
their eyes, .several having become very i
near sighted. Tho pupils have c
braoted, and tho entire eyeball is dimin
ished iu sizo. This is nccouutcd for bj
tho contraction of tho ovos while laugh
ing, and tho offert required iu working
or rending while undergoing an attack. ;
Vory little physical aunoyanco is . . .
thc laughers. Thoy rend and write, ?
sleep and work without any trouble.
Tho only thing they seem unable to do, , !
whilo attacked, ist?' cat, and that can
readily understood. Sovoral grund
children have boon born, and in all bul
ono instance, they were taken, soon after
birth, with stated attack; at iii sanio
hours no ?hoir parents. Of course they!,
do not laugh as the older ones do, but ?
they crow and express all thc signs of '
baby glet: twice a day, and novel' QVj L
while in Hint state, il tho disease con
tinue iutho new generation, thc laugh- , t
iug family may ultimately become a
Tho Tongue an linios ol ? hui ai l.t. i |
Words weigh character. Thc longtio ?
is the tell-tale of tho in nor, the i al lil", i
"By thy wonks thou shall bc instilled,
and by thy words thou shalt bc con-11
demited." Wo may judge ol t:
or Buperlioialnoss ol n nt . .... a < hara? li i
by tho tono and fcvend of bis conversa- j
tiou. Those who livoin a narrow, en
vious, sellisli sphere, unmoved by high J
aims ami pure motives, take dollgb.l "..
doprociaUng tho reputation I .. neigh
bor, in giving a frosh vent and a now j
version.'o some potty gossip designed
t)Dly to annoy and irritate; if tho rumor
is against a minister of tho gos?,ol or I i
some ono in high standing in society,
tho indulgence ?n theil low taste is the !
moro Keenly relished. Such busy bodies |
in thoir intermingling, not on') tov< -
tho secrets of tho community, ont dis-J
cloho to ali tho hollowness of their pro-1
lossiouid friendship, and \\\>. daugor ?rn?
plied iu making thom a confidant. Tho
tidtloi is one of tho posts ol society, ile ?
or she isa standing monaco to all. .Sine.
SJnct tho day.; ol tho Apostle .lames !
the.ro is no record ol any such having
hoon cured of tho ovil. ..(.ry;
kiud of beast and of hi*! ?nd ol Hor
ponts, and pf, things in the sea, is tamed, !
i;i;d oath been tamed ol mankind! but '
the tongue eau no man taine; it is an
uuruly evil full of deadly poison."
"If any man oilbnd not in word tho
same is a perfect man." l ei it bc our
dailv ai ir. tu attain such a high and on- j
nobliug state ol grace. "In all talk 1
about persons let it bo thoir morita that1
wo hasten to disclose, thou, goou deeds
that wo glndty ue.udvl. lu all discussion
on character let thc good ; ot,,e. into !
prominence tn a'.\ \tu tillered hopes
Ior tho f\\tWTO lot DUI bigllOst ideal re
COMO ibo c-mphasis. Lot truth and iud
error, light and pot darkness, love and
not hate, bo our thornes. So shall WC
ino'?ase and perpetuate all th t I., good
by irank utterance while evil will de
crease rnd disappear under tho thick
drapery of silence." -Baptist Weekly.
< ir wiioi.i Mineral Spring*,
Near Shelby, ?(. U., aro uow open for
tho ,'oooptiou of guosts. These Sprint
aro two milos from Shelby, ol milos west
of Charlotte, N. C.-, and within ono milo,
of Hie C. C. Kailro'id. Hacks will be at
station oji arrivid ol ovory train. Par
ties from Wilmington and along thc Uno
of tho Carolina Central Kailvoad can
roach this delightful vosort before dark
on tito lome day. Within Pi hours ride
of Wilmington. Tho Cuisine ia under
control of a Chief equal to any in tho
South, and no oxponro shall bc spared
to pr?vido tho table with tho best thc
market alfords. Polite and attentive
servants in all departments. Cold nud
warm baths. White and, pod Sulphur
and Chalybonto Witera. A good string
band ?oeurod for the season. A Bowling
Alloy in good order. Livery aooomnup
dationa attached to the hotol. Partios
can leave Charlotte each afternoon at
1.80 o'clock, and roach the Springs be
fore dark, tho railroad schedule now tic
ing l>cttor than it over was before. Ad
ams S. MoBniDK POSTDN, Propriotor,
Shelby, N. 0.
-.wji V .t?rfa JJ.'?? it 7v* rJ?.wr.n?ifC/vr.ar.M??*?ar.
I l M. I.I. VI is?i: ?, IA .)
HON. A. I'. Iii ii.ru, Commissioner ol
AgrioulUiro, Columbia, S. C.:
In coinpliauco willi your request, un i
ror tho beuotlt oC so m o ol our runners, I
will give .you my i xpoiioUCO, tnul timi oi
.som?; ot' ruy neighbors, but moro pur
lioularly my own, as 1 cou speak moto
definitely, of tlu; uso ol' pino straw as it
manure. I Lave been using it for sis
leon your.-, ami 1er the mont ot' this tinto
I haver lu cn using Im cords lo the aero
tor colton, ami with that amount oi
straw and IOU lbs. acid phosphate, !('<)
lbs. kahlil, itu ly bimbel <>i cotton
seed, ! inui i! an average o? o b lo of cot
ton to tho nero, and soino years I get a
balo aud a hull', on what was t??t lo bo
old woru om land, bul by thu uso of UK
abovo I now have my i., t ?<.l in good heart.
lt is said by sonn farmers that strati will
kill tho colli li, luit I have never hud it
to kill my cotton, and would uso double
thc quantity thal I ito if il wore .so thut
i could got il lo the land, ns petting it
in tho laud irs :i small matter with us.
Wo break tho oki botls down willi six
furrows with a .-.even inch turn piont'):,
thou open with ?rn eight inch double
winged straight hoc bixlcou indies IOUJT;
tliio it may bu seen how 1 got in my len
cords to tho without trouble. Jt ia said
by some that ! claim loo much for pine
straw, ina llii is .? mistake, as 1 only
claim what tho analysi , I behove, gives
it, about i" ct nt. | uta. bj butte take
it ut much loue, and still I am au advo
cate for its use, for I claim a good ?leal
for its pcrcoiuthig luiluonco iu tho land
- tho same lhat yeai I has in our bread
ror iu this: it opens tho soil and lots hi
the air ainl admit tho gases from tho
rain, which, in closo clay soil, is vor,')
necessary, aud, as J think, in all soils,
whether it bo clay or otherwise. Thoru
mc many objections to tho u:-.e ol straw
One adduced by mon of inlolligcnco it?,
L!mt straw, when rotted, becomes saud,
winch, according to my cxporionco, is
both iulso and true, for i claim that tho
game soil thai produci s tho growth, when
rotted i' will bo thc 'ame, either saud or
play, i M licve all th farmers know
thal cotton grown on clay land 1ms a
yellow m. jo, produced by tho clay; and
il our Iii i j arl ikes ol UJO ..oil, why not
pino st raw '!
Dut to give yeti other luau my own
Dxpot'ience. In speaking io a woll-to-du
lamieren tia subject, ho said he would
put tin: hum : (io could not et pino
straw, lu. ?. -..o .hat uses it largely.
Hut it l.ia.) bo u&kedi how ive aro lg ;;it
iu sucn iju.u.i '.' I . >.'.j 'Wy now
I. do il a: tin . v.ntillg, I lltVV. iii tim
woods Ufte? 1 hundred pi.l< , four feel
iiigh and ?oiiv feel wid ; these havo been
[.tilted vvl.eSi thc weald* i* was ittoli that i
JOUid Uot do muer farm .volk; and w lie,i
ive lay by our crop, which wo usually tit)
tbout the I "Jill ol ilnlyi then, between
that aud the blade gathering, wo ?;et all
wo use iu the Kn-, raid wiiou wo liri t gi i
it in lot 't iv ii oi twelve foot dcc|i
nv.;;y from tin. iv.nc.. ll Isl is Uot dont
we could m v? : gi L it from tho wm ds in
the spring, having ;t ... vii.; !ot, iii.:
tramped by it<o .. iand though not
put np, a, til. .cannot bc on account ol
icpth, it becomes eompaet, and, once
tvet, docs not got di v until hauling Ol
Ibo time for piling. 1 may bo wrong,
but I think UK rea ? nt whs ibero is no
moro ?draw used is because ibero is not
..nough poi m itu latid, f?r it tabes ii
largo tgiantu>, .n on tu, to mato a little
i-arth winn lulled; aud i will .a,> Ibis:
Hie mule mu uses ibo moro phosphate
lie may wnii payillg rc; ulta il !.. will
ody be ? uie ?md got Hie i .-.w well, iu
ibo furrow:.. I Iniyi linly live hug.
|?i'c? to lie r...ro li?r svvoet potatoes, nm
llii:-, a'u-ne, ami made \ r\ litio jiOlat?nS
but I put two 'mile; io lim plough, tea.
50t tho straw well ni ibo ground, 'then
Ls ono fae I abont straw thal may not 1?
ijottcittlly known; ii is this: very sooi
ifle? .1 is put in Ibo ground it gi?
through a sweat, and doa 1 I rtel il ri
my more until rotted, at .vino bimi
have taken it iu> Ivory Kio .?tum) ol Un
plant furrow ..nd found lhat tho dee .m
noi.ed .straw was .1 uctivork Of libio rout;
that have been iced;;;.; Iheri Ihrougl
thc season, liol I ; say, hofore
oloso, tho' tho iirst yoa? i: tl- Uso o
-Uaw it d..c.: nut pa.' t>o largely, bul ca-:
succeeding y. ar .will pay more ami more
ov tin uni been my experience, and Mi
H. .M. I'i tts, of Sumter county, gave m
the same n ins experience, ami he ha
it broadcast with good results, which
have 110vcr done. Now, m ocH\C.lusioii
k t ni'.- .say, wlute Uv. cotton plant I
made up ni f ...1 oompoucul part , an
niuo a?r?w will and docs constitute on
iu lho.se paris, .i bille push and pine
timi we have mat On band in tho liai'
yard at ii" gre 1! cost.
^ oin.) faithfully, c.
i .01 w lt, DKSOUAMTS.
fulton, ?. Ci, Jnly 11, 1887.
l l., t oloi ni V ali timi thu Demo? 1.0 >.
ii bonrdox Ingall v 1,11 ..;.serve olosol
he will continuo to discover evidence i
thc uiiiitueiSb ol tho negro, from a !?>
pnbiioan ?tuud|>oiut, for the cxcrei.se i
thc right ui .NiuW.e , . i ?ie lutes; camp
comos bum tho bialc ol' t'loi " i :, wlici
a colored editor actualb givos his cnn
est i nd01 ; : c ; v. to a Pcmooratio Oo
orner. Iii: papor, thoUonthoru Loiulc
published a' .bu k ;' avilie, says of tl
Governor ol thc State: "ile alwa;
shows cousideraiiou lo;, tho Colored pc
plc and i. eu . icady tu speak words <
wisdom aud onoouragoniont tu thci
Wo duly appreciate tho l?ovciuoi
liberality in Ulis regard, ami ho mi
feel ashlired mal bis etioNs for iuereofci
eilueatiuuid facilities fur oar people w
be remembered. He shows that ho a
precintes the foot that Uc is tho Chi
Magistrate of all tho people of tho bud
and not ol any particular party or ck
of people." -Calveston >,cws.
A TOUIIOMOO lio i Pito Ct atarlos Old,
Il tho concentric rings in trees are
eoirect index of moir age, that mysto
ous btrueture i.ear Alau hester, Coll
county, Tenn., eullod tho Ohl bte
Fort, ls ol a very ancient origin. T
troon growing on tho rudo stone wt
that surround tue old structure show,
thoir rings, fully live hundred yo
growth. Thoso trees, now being <
away, aro tho only witnesses to the i
of Uio steno work Will thoir tciAimt
bo accepted by historians? Will
anUtpiiiiidns uvor lind out who built t
old stone fort, aud for what purpose li
any investigators wish to oxamiuo th
troce, they should do so pretty soon,
?thoyare vapidly disappearing.- Hon
I om- Lumbexman.
SC 1100L.I10 V ltl.l)M>ICUH.
I'jiigilHb 11? Slio la Taught aud Written lu
(Ki'oui iu.' ^ om iib' Corapanloa.)
Tho subjeot ol schoolboys' blunders
bas recently boon agitated in various di
rection!', and tho collected rosult is ox
ocodiugly amusing. Homo of tho vory
best .-. iof inndvortontly happy
pbraslng como from English boys, and
, aro recorded in tho Cornhill Magazine,
j Ono youthful historian shitcs, in oxnmi
I nation, that "a constitutional monaroh
is ono who lias a good constitution."
Another seems a trille vague about tho
feudal system, and writes that "it wo? a
law that every one should gut up at >S a.
m. to put out his tiros." Perhaps a
philologist might think that tho boy was
.nf French descent, from bis roforring
the word lend to fen -lire.
Passing on to thc Bible history, wo
lind versions of tho l?euutitudes whioh
i it] hom those generally received:
'.1 dossed are yo when men shall say unto
you, Mtaca,' " and "Blessed aro tho poor
in spit.- of it."
A certain passage in Xenophon tells
ie. that "on ono occasion nil tho soldiers
(M aped unhurt, but ono man on tho loft
wing was said to bo shot." A translator,
by transposing tho words, modo tho
statomont "that one was said to bo shot
on tho loft wing," whereupon a clover
boy aptly remarked: "Ile must have
I? ou a goose."
"One pupil, who was asked to explain
thc morning of tho phrase, "thc last in
firmity ol' noble minds," at once replied,
"thc disease you dio of."
Am.thor youth defined "guerdon" as
"a largo Hat thing that you broil on."
Tilia probably seems funnier to au Eug
lii liman than it does to au American, for
ll bitiglishmau is apt to use tho word
gi ill instead of gridiron.
A no thor hov must have boon Bullering
from pangs of hunger, for he wroto, iii
answer to thc question, "What makos
tho tower of Pisa lean?" "because there
was a sore lamine in the land."
KI.KCTltlf I IUi: HALLS.
A Quevtlon HulttOtl ns i?> Whothoi They HC?
Not Opt ira) Hin- .....
(From Ibo New Yoik sun.)
1 u nearly all of tho reporta ol personal
injury by lightning strokes victims who
recover say they have seen balls of Uro.
Thc Uro ball sectus to figure conspicu
ously in all stories of prostration by
lightning, and it would bo interesting to
i Indy this special phase ot tho phenome
na for thc purpose of ascertaining
nhl ther thc flory ball has any existonoc
excopt as tho result ol' tho bright Hash
upon the optic nerves. Almost invaria
bly thc persons who ure close enough to
il i's. h ol lightning to sec this ball havo
declared that it moved slowly, danoing
and bounding through tho room or
across thc hold, and in cases where mou
Lini women have been prostrated and
subsequently recovered thoy have aa
seitod that tho ball bounded slowly to
ward them and Si lok thom full in tho
cheat. 1 rcoontlj talked with a man who
wai m n factory which waa struok by
bluing, and ho told mo that two balla
ol tin approached him from tho ond ol
thu room, slowly bounding ulong tho
iloor; uud leaping almost to thc. ceiling.
Win o they reached him, he said, thoy
both struck him on thc breast at tho
arno instant, and ho foll insensible.
Tho factory chimney was struck on thin
occasion and partly demolished. Ile re
is.'., rod in fifteen minutes and carefully
examined Ins clothes to sec ii they wero
I ll fully believe that thc Indi of Uro is
morely au optical illusion, and that it is
. .. only by poisons who aro not in tho
direct line of tho electric current. Ho?
anybody investigated tho matter?
Labor ISO I lon.
Thc political labor movcniont is not a
trausiont phenomenon, destined to
speedily disappear, but a movement of
more permanent character, which will
. untiuuo in some form until its objeotst
so far OS pOSSiblo, have been attained.
Por Ulis reason it behooves our atalcs
luon, and tho educated and thinking
class generally, to censidos what they
ighl to do in order to guido tho niovo
ment aright. Au exclusively working
mon's party is an undesirable thing,
oven if Us aims aro right; and no stiel i
part) eau bo maintained for any length
i-i time if an honest attempt is made by
thc educated people to help tho working
peuple improve thoir lot. That much
may bc see luplishcd, if ?ll classes will
worl< together for this end, there can bo
uo reasonable doubt. Morco vor, the
duty cannot bc shirked. Tho question
Of improving tho life of tho toiling
masses is tho main political and Booial
problem of thc age, and will remain so
until it is solved--il solution bo possible;
and d can only bo solved by nioaaurea
that aro just to all otliev , ortiona o?
ouciety. While American working mou
are desirous of attaining their cuds by
j nat moons, the*' arc liable to bo misled
by their passions or their supposed iu
torost, or by designing men who pandor
to both, lt is tho duty of tho business
men among us to do all they can to holp>
tho working men in their legitimate,
aspirations, and at thc samo timo to
how them their errors and robuko thom
winn they go wrong. With popular
leadership of thc right sort, partios made
up ot laborors mandy would Boon cease
to exist, and working men would attain
their ends by nicaua of partioa cornpoBod
<>f all classes and aiming at tho good of
all. The Contury.
.All .Men Arc Liar*,"
Said David of old. I.Vc Was probably
prompted to make the, ftliovc remarks after
11yin ? Miine unreliable catarrh remedy.
Had he liccn permitted to live until thc
prosout day, and tried Dr. Sages Kemcdy,
he might have had a better opinion of man
(klnd. Wo claim that no eases ol catarrh
i an Withstand the magic effects of thia
wonderful medicino, Due trial of lt will
convince you of Its cllicucy. by druggists;
II Hy cents.
Orasshoppors aro destroying orops in
varions parts of Bolgiuni.
Tho Massachusetts ltopublioan Btato
Convention will bo hold in Boston on
A .Lowell, Mass., dispatch says that
four girls woro drowned Thursday at
North iJollorica, whilo bathing.
At K nob Liek, Mo., a collision occurred
about 1 o'clock Thursday morning be
tween two freight trains, resulting in
tho death of three mon.