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LAI KENS C. LIM S. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 1886.
big job of Clothing
Bl ETI! ODS Ol' ItKOAPTUHl'' OUHINO
TH J: U AK.
A Conscript In Pootilla i\ttlr?? Willoh lit|i i?
House r,,i- Several Oayn-Tlte Clotting
Iinji of tho lt? lu lli..li--A Dcttpt'llltfl
In tho sumtnor of LBOJ Wirt Adams's
cavalry, nitor au arduous camp
rested to recruit mon and horses in
Shepherd's old liol tis in Copinlt comity,
Mississippi. Food tvud forage n
alum to MI ; the hornes grow fat, and Hie
lazy life POOH wearied the nu n, whose
home was in tho buddie. Timo dragged,
but Sergeant tleath'sold Crt eper or< nted
a diversion, ouo niorniug, o}- btatnpod
ing tho brigado horariH, which wore all
loose at grass. Creeper knew a thing or i
two, and counted eu fun whou lie laid
his pinn*. Working ?rouml tho two
thousand grazing horses, until all were
between li buuel I and the camp ii. tho
woods, tho old horse, whoso wisdom wan
known sud acknowledged throughout
tho brigade, took his uland and surveyed
tho ground. With a wild biiori at?l a
ringing neigh in Rpraug into tho bord.
What he intended to convey to the un*
dorstaudiug of Iii? f< Hows f cannot say,
hut n panie scorned to seize each separate
iiQast, ttnd with tbiiudortitg hoof? tliej
boro down upon tho camp, Thou was
thoro ''mounting in hot halte" tho
friendly trocs bein nth whose stu itt r wi
bivouacked. Mud, blind with an un
uamdd ?error, and turning not : ide,
like nu avalnuciio the Hy ing si piad ron
swop! through tho camp, With Hie
iniing mano and tail, head on high,
and hashing eyes, Minti ld demon Creep
er led bia frightened bouts, it wa? plain
to BI e that ho gloried io the niisohit i ho !
ATTACKtXO Tilt: OAVAldlY,
Thc camp monotony was broki u ni
last when tho Outlying ?oouts r i - rtod
tho advance of ti b'cdoritl itteurHion I ?rn
Brtiinsburg, on iii. Mi sihsippi river.
This force Of white .ml ucgro troops,
composed m infantry, cavalry, ni d '.>.?] '? j
artillery, aud iii lOttutii ? nt nil t.. a) oui j
1,000 tuen, had been lauded ft? m ; tu
porta on tho river, presumably for tho
.urpot e ol Biirprii tug aud capturing our
>re0 at .Shepherd':, o?d Heids. I'tti ly
MU liing euanlod Gen 'ltd Adit m i to in et.
Hiern moro than Indi way. bi levi n ti ile?
south of L'ont tl lisoii is t id matt's I to,
in the cono ty ol ifeirerson, . tl hore tho
adv neo parties O? thu hostile hue? incl .
Hoi skirmishing and nit exchange oj
uh elia from tho llold batteries on ei' tiei
sin? opened ihe engug mont, lloro ti
curious, nn<t perhaps unique, catsuit ly
ooourrod. Oitr naval rj waa dismount
iug, preparatory lo an itdvanco on foot.
An ollioor wa? sent? ?! . u ii.'- lop i til of a
fpneo bordering tho toad. A shell from
tho enemy strttok Hm t::ii al ono i nd
without exploding, I'hc rough rail ? ra.
driveu with IreincitdottH roicu Hom tin
der thd otll?erVleaving :.. grenl HJ tiler
tinco or four feel long, tu . ot tho thick
noss of two lingers, traiu-llxing Hm un
happy man's thighs und projecting .i
foot or more beyond oneil hi|>. i lu
man swore with rago and pain, rcpt liing
all approaches ou the part of fri? -,
until Dr. Martin coining up forcibly
broke oil' ono projection of tho tough
oak mid drew out tho remainder from
the other Hide, 'I i o wolli da boah u and
tho captain soon i Mimed his dutton, but
he heard not the i.l t jibe oil 11.:t? ". >n SH
buttock" thrust until ho mci a soldier'*
doath in tho closing days of thostrugglo,
nmvi.No rilK i i:t>i:i;u a ?AI K,
Tho enemy had posted bimei If it. und
about Coleman's dwelling, hun..; and
outbuilding.':. ITcro wo assaulted him
and drove bun out and back after n n i ;
resistance. Ti e Federal toteo greatly
outnumbered om.-, but would assuredly
have boon captured hud tho while eon
tingeiit been as cm ily d? moralized ns
were tho negro soldiers. Time after
tinto those mon, composing tho rear
guard an thc Federal commander drew
off his forcea, wore broken nud hut ?ed
helter-skelter upon thu main body, and
only tho stubborn lighting of the white
troops enabled nuj portion 1 f tl t
mana to escape, Darkness foll ? bi wo
still pit pitied thom, and the ol?ase H IS
not given over until near midnight,
wh? o exhaustion com pi lied a halt. Day
break lound the i-neiuv oil I e.nd bis
transiioits, and the tkit steamed away
foi . Nute ho*. I have of ten thought that
had tho Federal fore.- be? ii BK?lfiiliy
commanded ea thin occasion Oeil ral
Adams Would have found that this nt tack
waft a rash venture. Und his force been
lt lbir?l huger not a bim- coat would have
esoaped? To tho beal ol my knowledge
the Oonfcdorato force ?lal not ox owl
lour ban tired men, wolli- 1 um ?nro I
Haw Utrea limes that number oi tho
enemy. They hud also tho advautngo
ol* a . Irong position of their own :;? be
th o, taken ?-s soon IM mudo aware of
otu approach. Our lind nish, howl Vt r,
drove thom from it, aud their officers
found it impossible fully to rully tho
uegio ttoopH. They would stand when
we paused, but each ftiicceodiog onset
;>p? i e.... bioko Hteir run kp. Their bro
?AS very high. 1 ui ubov? our heads tho
minio ballorS'S?ng tn fUlgry ehoru-', and
our loss was trilling. At hitor vals, winn
orossiug un sminouce, n man would fall
lol darkin?'.. Andrew battle, a rugged
Irishman, went bach f ? horse to carry
oil' thu \nn\y of lal Site.in..?we, a n.e.-H
mate. "Whom have you thore?'1 he ?a-?
rskexl from a bank on tho road- ide.
"I'oor Ed Sneduakie, us dead as h
answered. "That's a lie, Battle!"
ohed bia questioner, who was noni
ber tliatt Sueduskio himself. Down
/'ont tho unknown dead upon thc
groun l, and Battle, with an oath Strong?
ly suggestive of disgust, resume? 1 Inn
pin..- among thc pursuers, A joting
cavu'rymau, intent upon glory, wont,
contrary to orders, mounted into tito
action. Hoon he was seen on foot rush?
lug to tho tear. "Hello, ?Tones, where
now?" "M., horse WSS shot from under
mo and I am going I nek for another."
Again bo HUM to the rear und nguiu re
porta bis horse killed. Five separate
times that day and night hi." hone w,e
"Shot through mid thntigh." Next daj
ad live of Hu a-unfortunate animals wow
found unscratched, peacefully grazing
among tho ?hun. Well, a ell, their rider
was soareely more than a boy and
IP?, PP ij lauiijmMU-ir.n.,' Jit aft j. IKUIAVKIMaWI
doubtless Uo sent bouiu bis thrilling bul*
Iciiii, and mother nuil Bistora gloried iii
his lia;.liing courage ?iud DUirvolod ut bis
wondrous escupes. Poor follow! be hud
les weaknesses, l>tit lie bud bis virtues
ami his friends.
I1UKTINO TUM bl ...i-'uriu;.*.
Among tko Southern soldiers.' ?huies,
ono of tho lend iniportuut toward tho
?.lose of tho war, was that of I ringing in
\ troth tho hills and forests und habita*
Hoon in tho wilderness deserters from
the ii rm iou and slippery conscripts who
sought to evade the service. The caval
ry man's ^>>ui il ?lighted it? this work for
awhile. A detail for MI oh an expedition
mount relaxation from tho di&oiplino of
1 tho camp, oxomptiou from tho hardships
! of tho mureil, aud variety in pl.ice of
lrl< tome routine. There wos also ii spice
of udvi uttire, for dosortors wi ul?l somo
times fight, though skulking wus their j
mn'!) point. The writer was ono of
twenty mon, undor tho command :.f a
!i iitenant, sent during the early part <>f
I8?J into Scott and Luke coontie*-, in
Mississippi, ?ni H man-hunting orrand.
Game was abuudiuit and our officer was
provided with ft formiduhlo list <>f those
tu bu mn down. Wo tiM.h a guille from
a neighboring county, whost name wus
l?iguo. I!- knew tn-> country and ho
know the pi opio, and ho weill ?li. gui d.
His di guiso was ciVeetittil, but bis name
must bu chtinged <uit. of cousidoratiou
for thc future, From pig t?> shout wus
jiu easy traiitiitiun, though somothiug
safer might have been found. Never
theless, tn us In MUS alway. Shu;'.;. ?le
served ai faithfully ns ho had served his
??tate in the field before being wounded
and disabled. Ho was a good guide, and
I ho| i. his neighbi rs will not call him to
iiccount when they read thia.
roi .-.ii I N nm rill', UKI?.
Thc tlrst house wo visited was wah bcd
in vaiu for several days. Aiitheutio iu
forniatiou said 'lune should bo two <?e
sorters thereabouts, Two ot ?un1 | otv
lay all night undor tho house li ; tung
to tho conversation of tho inmates, bul
aol u word wus dropped of advtu tugo to
oui ?pi? si. Openly in daylight tho
house was visited and diploini'oy used in
Vinn. TIlO WOtaou would iu>! be 1 ?<! ii to
betraying their lord?, but received with
keen suspicion und reserve ail itv nd*
Vftlices. Su: rounding mid sea: cl "j he
house in the small houri after mi luighf
only ga voile cir labor for our p.. s.
toi the tuen wore known > l?e ut -least
in corni niuieiition wi:ii tlx :t Inn s, and
our or lori tO take Hu in w re imp) raf ?ve.
Tho visible members of tho honsch?.<ld
consisted of 111 etI 1 idden ?d?l won; ai, < YO
miihlle-nged womeu, ?iud 11 purni army
of whit? hui il scions. A ticootid lim?
ppii s wi re . ' ". (1 andi r tho hon .', mid
about midnight ono of them cum to the
rendezvous md period thai ?1* . nd hin
companion hud heard whispoviuj over
head, nod bel itv I they hid detected ?1
mab's voie !, Al 01.ee the hom 0 was
surrounded and ndmiltanco domanded,
Tim door was opened, und tiio woiuou
sullenly dem undi ?I why wo continued t<
persecute thom, i'ln.y assorted ii) du
strongest terms lind tho whereabouts ol
their husbands ?\ ns ubi olnb ly iitikm . 1
to theie, mid declared that they hud aol
Man m nea rd of them for mouths. Din
regprdh g n'l their protestations, wo pro
.'e.. hal io turn tho cabin lopsy*tuvvy
Tho scant f 11 ruituro wus moved aud iii?
loft ransacked in tain. Nothing re
muined bid tim bcd on whicu he help
less old wdnuui lay. When called upoi
to rise that it might be overhauled, sin
wept and her daughters remonstrate!
violently. They vowed that she cold?
not got up. nod t?> move her woutl hil
her. Tin licutciiitnt approached to hf
her, win 1. she sprang at him and attack
eu him willi the ferocity und colority o
a tigress. Leaving him to defend him
self against lier long talons, wo- tor
away t iie hod clothing, and under ii"
Inunda was revealed a box-like strim1.ir
Wherein \ay tbt ? bicots of our sewell
I ie v wore wretched, oiuvon-lookin
creatures and shivered and whined ssw
dragged till lr limp careases out.
IN PUMA Mi ATTI UK.
Wo w itched another house for day
and passed a sm.iii he'd whore two wi
men cultivated a orop of oom. The nm
wo wanted was net to he soon, I'll
womi 11 gave m? indications timi the
knew the nut'iro of our errand, bi
would talk nt any time with apparel
frankness. The wife of tho deserter sui
that te r husband bail abandoned In
and that she and his sister, who live
with her, biol a haul st niggle to keep iii
wolf from tho door. Wo were all hi
I convinced of this fact, and should hat
been w holly so but for tin direct SH
authentic manner in which WC bad bu
informed to th?; contrary. Finally v
1 were compelled to abandon this ce
from sin er luck of nay clew to w.u
upon, us, in spite of constant an 1 rh;
, espionage, WO inadc Ito headway ul
1 ?aw uo suggestive aoliou on tho part
tho two women, Tho detective instill
must have boen utterly lacking in ovo
i mora bor of the squad, r Wo leann
I sometime after that, lim alleged sister i
Ink with whom WC bud frequently co
VOrsod, amt whom WO had many tun
I noell at work in tile Held, was simply t
! deserter himself, clotho?! in one of I
wife's homespun gowns,
\ TKHIUIU.K HIOIIT.
Another case was that of a man w
hud no family. Ho wus a nhagg
boarded giant ami owned two old 1
groes, who guarded him ami the soei
of his haunts with a sagacity and (Idell
almost superhuman. His habit was
he out in tho woods, seldom approat
nig tho house, and the negro seivai
contrived to provide for bis daily si
tonanoe in spite of all our efforts to p
vent. it. ?t would have boon eu y
prevent tho negroes from going to li
hy placing them in duress, or by
moving thom altogether from the SCO]
Hut this might have defeated our cir
for we know not now close tho Int
might bc lying and had tv assurai
thal wu ourselves were not undor his <
nervation, for the denso woods 0
thickets encroached directly upon I
-miall clearing in willoh the bouse stoi
In default ofn better plan we at loni
took measures to keep tho old sorva
under close hiirveihuiice for twontv-f(
hours uninterruptedly. At break of t
tho cabin was enterca by two men 1
iHny wi ro given certain instructions 1
informell that Ibo slightest, violation
itteinptod infraction would result in
111111K iludo death of twilit. Hut ono
permit tod to pass tito door at a til
and tho dead dine, which lay near
baud, must not bo crossed. They .<
cautioned ..gainst any signaling
assured timi such au attempt would bc
promptly punished. Men wore lying iu
ambush all around, and at dark our linc
W08 drawn in to closely encircle tho
building. Shortly boforo midnight u
stealthy t'ortu crept past inc in thc gloom
and the game was in tho toils. Swiftly
pulsing around thc cordon 1 untitled thu
men thai, Stoworo had entered tho house,
and we at onoo took positions at every
door and window. Aa SOOQ as thc Ic u
tenant's step sounded upon the porch.
lin: fugitive lt aped from li back WJUilow j
into the ?rou grip of Sor gean I Howard.
Tho mall fought and hit and swore and j
yelled li ko a demon, but Btrong urmul
boro him dowe aud strong colds bound I
bin writhing limbs. Ilia hair und beard
ltd down his hack uud breast in malt, d i
musics, his hands and face were bluek I
with tlie accumulated grime of months,
ao l Hm mels ol' his lingera resembled
Ihu ! mg ottrved talons of rome great
bird of prey, ll is oyes glared liko a rand*
luau's, and every struggling motion re
minded us of those of a bullied, raging
wild boast, Tho Bight HUS terrible, anti
one who witnessed it i an never forgot it.
Tin- lott mi Movement,
Tho New York financial Chronicle, in
its levi iv of thc moveinent of the cotton
crop for thc week ending on tl c night
of Augui.t 20, says Hint Hu- total roe< i phi
have reached Pd,270 halos, against 0,0 lil
bales Inst week, 7,270 hales the pre*
violin week, and 1,1111) bales three Weck?
'Lim exports for the week reach a total
of 22,815 hales, of which 17,585 wer - lo
. ?reit britain, 2,5 IS to France, and 2,182
lo the n sf of tho continent.
Thu total Miles for forward delivery
for thu week uro 887,000 bales. For ?rn
mudiate doliYury tho tolul sides fool up
11,270 bales, inolu nog 5,-170 tor exp? rt,
?,801 for homo consumption,
'iii'; imports into coutiuoutal ports
for tho week have been 15,000 bahs.
There ia an inoroaso in the cotton in
sight of 83,321 bulen os compared willi
tue sarao ?late ot 1880, un inert-use <-i
5K,570 hulea as coin] ired with tho cor
ruspouding date of I ibo, und u decrease
ot 313,008 huleu uti com pu ri d with 188-1.
'Im- old interior Bb .. havu increased
during tho week 281 bales, and wiro,
Friday night, 21,381 balcB los than : i
thc h arno period hut year, lin receipt*
ni thortamo towns huvo boen 727 bales
less (hun tho sante week laid year,
Ut hough tho receipts at tho < utpor s
the punt week wen 10,270 bulos, tia
actual m o vc me h I from plauhilioiiM wm
only 10,510 bales, thu buiuUL'O gol I te
iiici\uii.o thc s nok at the interior towns.
Lust ye o- tho receipts from thu planta
lions for thu hame week were 12,?07
halon, und lor 1885 tiny weio i 5,02-1
The llgurcB from llombay tdiow a de
crease compared with lust yunr inila
week's receipts ol 2,000 hale, and u?
chungo in nliipmelits, and the Bhipm .it
siiico Junuury I show an iuoroase of hi.
'?lo bahs. Since JuUllury ' the total ex
porta of colton t< Kuropo I rom nil In.ii:
b ive been 1,032,000 bah s.
l in Chronicle MIVS that cotton for ?u
lure delivery ni Now Vork for the wool
nadi r review has been sluggish, an I rc
utricted almost wholly to ?be broker
and reguor operators on the lloor ol tin
Cotton Exchange, attracting \i.ry iit??
itttontion from outside parties. Til
font uro of th'- week was t he .-harp ad
vance on Saturday last, on n di mund t
cover contracta, arising from Hu- boho
Hint "bear'' iutltieuOCH hail been cxliilll I
. il for the present. Monday an.I Tut s
day saw tho loss of part of lin-, ad VU HO
uiider alis to real i/.c. Foreign udvici
ami eroj) accounts had little ullect, ht
cause not very decid? d in their chtiliictei
hui the increased receipts ut tim port
m rc a dei i*C8hing ii thu nee on Mundi j
tin Thursday notices were freely issue
for duliverics on August contracts, wit
a very di pressing elVoot ui>oii options ft
tins UK.nih uud weakening thc wliol
market, t<> whieli the tall ol Hooded rain
in Texas ami liberal receipts nt (iain:
ton in somo degree contributed. Frida
there was u f u rt Uer decline and u vcr
unsettled feeling. Cotton on the sj.,
has met with n good di mund for expo
ami homo consumption, mid tpiotutioi
wcro udvuuccd on Saturday, Tuesday nu
\vodncsdny I-Kio. each day. l< ridii
pines receded I-ldc, middling ll phi Ul
closing al '-J ldc.
Thc Ohroniclo'H wcatlior reports inti
cato that heir licial ni i ns have fallen
portions ot Texas during the wei k, b
tu it at some points the drouth COIltinili
I'llO correspondent Ot Columbia, 'l exi;
reports that in consequence ot HIIOWC
WCOthi r, Ctttl rpiilni.i li.ive become li
merolia ami are doing luuob damage, .
other points in the South the conditio
iiavu been fairly favorable. Picking
progroBsiog ti nely.
i llriniir-l.nl.il- Cum*.
John ll. itohb, a Camden, Pa., pop
hunger, 351 yeal s old. who hus had II new
lluvi ling around in his body for thirty li
years, was relieved of thc pointed pa ce
steel Tuesday, hy tho surgeons ul tho Coi
i r Hospital, in Phiiudolniiiu Ile won!
ibo hospital Monthly suttorlnu from a si
<dtive tumor on lils thigh. The nu -
suspected Hie presoncoot o foreigu lui
mid decided on a surgical ??per..non.
incision wa? mud? ht lue tumor and wi
thc knife r--?n lied almost down lo thc lld
boin il Struck a haul substance, wir
proved to IKI ?CI ordinary Sized need
purdy Incysied. tin recovering consol?
ness after tho opcrallou Itobb recollect
Hint while sliding ni- Hg Un- lloor when
was bul eight Vi .il - old bc hud (hive
needle so deeply hi Ids b>ot thal it coi
not bo recovered, lb experienced bm
ile dist olin M from it." occident ; I I
noli rely forgotten ii until ibo surgci
found tho in e ile lu operating on lin uri
which ii caused in coming in con Un > w
the thigh '"'he.
Plano* mu? Organs,
All of the bent makes. $25 cash r
balance .\o,ember 1, at spot cash pri
on a I'niuo, :> 10 cash and hiduueo i
vembor I, at spot cash prices on
Organ. Delivered, freight froe, ut y<
nearest depot. l-'ilteen daya test t
ami freight ladli ways if uotsatisi >. h
Writ? for circulars.
N. W. THUMP,
* Cohunbin, S. (
Thc Secretary of War bus approved
roi pi ci t of lin-ex Cenf. derale AsaOOlstlfl
ntosgo to ereot a memorial to tho Con
-rate ?lead hulled in Hie Government h
Oakland ?binotory near timi city, in
-eich regulations aa muy bo prescribes
la- (?uarterniuster Genend.
DOWN IN Ali: ?MO.
How Ornerai Or\antes WttB laitoinltril
\ii\.- In Sigh I ol ills Uointt.
i Mox lean Letter )
A font yearn ago a good deal of kid- 1
napp ag was carried 011 in Mexico,
money having berni generally tho oh cot.
Anybody ol wealth nod iniluouco waa ?
bailie te !... s. i'/.ed in an unguarded mo
meut aud spirited away, and seldom, In
deed, wore tho victims 0VC1' heard of
again, unless Ha ir friends "came down" 1
most handsomely. The modus operandi,
afler u man hi d been snailed and hid
den, mis to post notices here and tl.ero
within sighl (d' Iiis family - sometimos
they were pinned up, ku-khix fashion, ;
with a dagger, 01 decorated with Bkulls
and oross-bouos -stating wind MIDI of
mouey was required tu bo left within a
given time at a certain spot t<? ransom ?
ili.i,- rel.Jive, ami plainly intimating 1
that ll OU .compliance with this demand 1
wotdd seal leis death-warrant. When tho
money w is promptly 1 " i, 'he kidnapped
persons woro usually released, according .
to premiso; Iud in many m sta net s u
fresh iteinaed was made, followed by
another, ami a.either as long as there
vero tht slightest prospects of further
\ ni.oon-ei mn.INO TAU:.
One of the most celebrated eases of ?
this kind wi i e.; (ioueral Corvanlos, (
which oecurTcd, 1 behove, in 1874. Ile ,
was a prominent poliuoiau, in the prune
of life, belonging to a family ol' great j
vi .I,i: and mihtouce, anil tie miscreants .
who captor**! hon well know that his j
people won I.? I move Heaven und earth I.
for ??in ri le . ?. Welt, days aud weeks!,
wenl by, and though tho country was',
seoul ed f.?r the mi H ng man no trace of L
Ihm vas discovered, or was likely to bo 1
so lo iij'as a peony could bo gat tied by .
in-, o i utioit, Hi bi in i ly spent thou-1.
sand . ot dolUn in tl .. vniii search, and ',
in repeal .'U depositing largo sums oil,
mom y for bis IIIUS'MU, ?o- iudicntuil by j.
mysterious placar , until they were j
completely impoverished; and then, j,
m oid i / tho oar of llifl ih'tiae'el.
young wife tu d Ike nrayers of his need ! t
mother, tho goverUiu ut ol?ured u con
siderable aoioniil ' 'or his resterai ion. 1 j
Hut itUi uo (lervuiite'-s appeared. At last |i
by tho imprest necident bo was discover- .
cd -in thu luarl ol the populous city 11
raid ivithiti 11 stone's 1'oo.v .if Ins own
dwelling-nuder tht lloor of a descried ?1
boase, ly i 1 * Hat upon his back in u
place barely wide enough t<> bold him, .
;?..?,"Vd, hotrod hand and foot, with j j
.'IN.IIU well-sharpened diiggcrs thrust ,
within a huir'a bri ..itii Cf li is hedy, soL
that ?1 he dmukl have stirred they would 1
have pierced lum. Having remained so L
long in Hus t' trd>'e cooiiitmu he was j
barelj 1 \'t\ . .vkeu found, aud it was only
ufitir weeks of can.lui nursing, vl uiug,,
which time lie lay specoiiless and hi.-, j
life l ull.; by a thread, that he was able L
to tell his tulvoi ture.*.; and meantime, <d 1 (
course, tho miscreants bad ample oppor
tunity to t BClllM). 1 ,
lt seems thal late ono evening lie was!,
standing ni his own door, when sudden
ly a /.crape was thrown ovor his head by
lome unknown perseus and drawn so
tightly ns to pre vent any outcry; then '
howie placed ina cur ringo and driven
rapid I) a vcr long distance, ns he sup- '
po.?-, d. !>. u id less thc rapid d ri vo, they'
having rot urned to nearly the sumo point j ^
wheoco lin y started, was intended for a 1
"blind," and ho never believed himself ;
so lu ar I me. Tin- faces of llifl captors ' -,
ho liol.aw. for tiley were closely ,
masked, and tin y visited him only at 1
night b\ .ec dim light ot lantern . ilav- (
i ng gagged and hound him, they first U
talked ot taking down 11 portion of tho ti
vail ami bricking lum tum up, leaving a .
oosi placo where a brick or two could
lie removed when it was necessary to.
feed him; hut, fortunately for him, they
decided upon the door as less trouble- t
somv Ui then.si Ul s. Tearing ap a plank j
and pi n ing bim under it, bu was found 1
to be loo corpulent, deSpito all their 1
crowding, lo allow lb . board to lit 111 tho |
placo again, BO a little earth was dug out
to accommodate bim with a living
st pulchro. A few Btnall holes, bored
above lits face, admitted Bllllioieut air to
ki op him m 1 xi Ateneo, and there ho re-.
mainod foi Wieks, helpless, voiceless,
entombed alive within sight ami sound of
his homo, while his friends were ran-H
stick i I ig tile world for him. livery night
his captor? cunte, roinoved thc plunk and .
hunted lum ni and with thc point of a'
dagger ni his throat took out the peg
and rce him food, aud th? a walked him
up and down tho room awhile for oxer
OliO. fly and hy lie grow SO Wi nk us to ',
bo incapable of on lory or resistance, ami
then his keeper forced stimulants down
his throat, and dragged him about fur
needed exercise, desiring to keep tho
breath ol lift in lum as lung us money
might bc felike ?ming. Finally, bo- i
licvii.g him id>.mt th ad aud that all re
sources ol profit had been exhausted,
they addoil mental torture to his misery
hy assuring him that his frionds lead re
fused to pay anything for bis ransom, '
?md, crowding him under tho plank
again, they left htm to dioat leisure, lt
happened that very nigh! that a heavy
storm como np, and a beggar entered
(ho deserted dwelling for sholter, by
ohiiuct Keating him el( upon thc board
under which Cervantes lay. Heating
faiut mo oiing, apparently proceeding j
from thu lower regions, tito follow was
frightened neu I.? to death, behoving]
that it cntiic fruin SO1U0 ghost, and ho '
ran straightway to tho nearest priest. I
Strangely enough, in this la/.y country,
whore superstitions fancies aro of cum
mon occurrence, search was Instituted,
and what remained ol poor Cervantes j
was rescued not an hour (00 toon.
"I I ri I H., Well."
"fwnnl to thank you for tolling mo of
Dr, Pierce' 'favoritoPre ciiplion,' 'writes
. lady to her friend. "For a long limo I
wus unlit to attend lo Ike work of my
household. I kept about, hut I feit
thoroughly miserable. 1 had terrible hack
Aches, und bearing down sensations across
me mid wi.s quito weak and discouraged
I .sent unit got some of the medicine alter
receiving your letter, and it has cured ri e.
I hardly know myself. I bel se woll."
The prompt action of .Mayor Jarrett
ruesdsy night In calling upon the military
io Ive ia readiness in case Of emergency,
louhtlesa had lbs offect of quieting tko bol
llgpront |Hi?tlon of Petersburg. Vn., as
vorythlng Inti booh perfectly quiet ann no
a mom I talion of any KO. I has been made
Che military who ivimiiticd in tbolr anno
rles Bli night were dismissed yesterday
sri-:Kn IN STKNOUMAPHV.
I wo ll u nd roil Words Vet Minuto .I ni
teen So innis tn Spnro.
"All this talk about speed," said II
short-hand writer, "reminds ino <>f a lit
tle experience that I bad away hack in
18150. I WHS then locate! bj New Voil;,
mid was n mere kui and comparatively |
new in the business. I bad uovcr b i n
in u court room and know ali ohlloly
nothing about the form of trials
could write short hand, bout ver. There
was a big murder trial going on t" North
Carolina, ami they sent to New York it
hoi. haste for a stenographer. I hap
pened to be the only one al th'- time
available und < indium sent mc down.
"I shall novel forget that expcrii t.e
About tho first man I carno iu contact
with was thu judge advocad . Ile \, i
grutTand sarcastic as a crosi cut saw half
it mile from au oil can. lie looked mo
over iu a sneering way thtd I shall liovor
forget, and scorned to . ?. sadly disap
pointed over the fact that lhere w is not
more of mc.
"'The man whose shoes you have
been sent to lill could write two hundred
words a minnie,' he saul grutlly. lt. v.
Uiauy eau you write?"
"'? don't know exactly, sir,' l stam
...Well, I'll drop into your room inti i
morning boforo court opens aud pitty? tl
brough your paces,1 in- said BartMstio
"Wkou l got to ru;) ronni I was ubi ;t
the worst frightened boy y< u ever uaw,
I'liis was a nice -.ort of mau to!- oh?: win
knew uothing whutevi t ubi tl! couti . !;
'licountor. About tho Iii ' thing I . ?'.
when I entend my room was au . !
/olumo of Wobsh r's sp' ? chi .-. A ii id "i
it once struck me. 1 picked uni c- oi
hose and practiced on il mont all rd
Tho consequence w is tb u 1 ml c un
nilled i?, to memory anti lim! h. righi
ny linger cuds, \ll thal remained ,vos
;o deviso some soliente to g't th-' ju-'?.
tdvoe.de to soled tied partit ular pi .
[or tho text. Bright uud ri. Iii ol'.'
norning ho carno into my io m.
" *liovo yoii anythijiij h re tli.it I cac
.cad to you frota'"' ho tl ?ed.
"'I don't know,' I replied, ti <.
y as possible. 'Lot's see. Ah, ic ?.' a!
took which M' ilia to bolong lo ;'
oom. lt's Webster's Sp? ?chi M Iii H
,his might do.'
"i opone I it'earel?sslj ut tin partim
ar speech which i had practiced
md bunded it to hua. He oxatnii ed
;a re'.idly, and ull th? tinto m\ h url wi
rt my month. I was afraid ho wei
urn the pftges a id pick out s< nu oil .
'peech, lint ho id i'l
. 'I shout.I think this would do,' I
mid, and proceeded to count oil i
nun lt ni words.
"Well, at it wo wont, nt i win rt tl
wo '-u.nhed words were writti n 1 sti I
ia' ht'.c-u second; ol the minuto tn
-pate Ile timed mc with one of thosO
nd stop-watohes, and 1 eau see it vet.
.iluml' lu* said, 'I guess you'd do/
md : ' i that ho seemed to think 1 was
nor. a n sui than I lookt d."
Kvi.it i:iT; na K I i i I I I. t ni sn.
Sui Lost iii I lui ilorttey Sw uni ps l|il|i|>lne.'i>
in \\ ut orford
(Kroni tho I'litladclpliia Tillies.)
r.voretto Burttullc, the H-year-okl boy
vbo disapi and from Iiis home mar
A'aterford, N. J., Friday and whose dis*
ippearance oatised thc people of tlmt
ncinity to desert their eli ure h on Sun
lay and scour the country for miles
iround, was found nt vs, Kric streut,
'aniden, ami taken homo. Sunday the
icarchiug parties tramped many miles
ind failid to timi any traeo of the boy.
\botit J o'clock one of the party m the
" There's tho bell ! thu boy is found.''
All stopped und listened. Sine enough
ho big boll mi thc Kpiscopal C liurch, I
mir mil' s away, could be lu ard sprouti
ng tin- news that brought joy to
"Thank (lodi l hopo ho's alive." cx
daiincd tho bi? hearted constable. A
'orvont "amen" wi nt nj? from a scon of
Jiroats. Tho dogs were caih vt in und
ho searchers started for home, hoping
or UlO best, but fearing that only tho
Haly had boeu found. Wi.en the party
?ouched Waterford they were mel by
mot her crowd, and tho cheers of the
nen when it was known thc boy was
iiife made the pine nop,.
Baggage Alaster Dill, of tho Cm.?di n
ind Atlantic Railroad, found the Iud
toinfortably housed nt 88J la ic street,
. 'aulden. ?vt rette had gulle Miel e Sat?
irduy night ami asked for something to
.nt. Ho said ko had m db r t..tic r ni I
mother and had hoon workiiig ou a farm
ind tho people kadi irneil him away.
Tin- Camden ami Atlantic Railroad
iflloials allowed tho Constable und tin
ittio fellow to travel h. a.ic on ono Ot th
freight trains and tin y arri" cd al Vt it. i
'ordshortly liofore two o'clock, When
bo Constable-ind Kvorotl stood on lin
dopa of tho Hart!. Ho ll ?ino the fntbei
.idled out : "bi he .?cady"
"No, ho's ulive and all right," answer- .
?d tho ollicor?
Qlliokor than it can bo told tho moth r j
nad thrown op?n tho door and olnspt '.
uer boy in her nrnis. She Wold for joy
19 she showered ki-'-e:. oil him, ll id,
ucking lum up, ran inti tl t i oil e.
Ino fut lu r gras peel thu Coutvtabio'i md
nilli a gnp that made him wine.- and al
most shook Iiis arm out o' the sookt I
When tho boy was soon by a Times
reporter ho twill: "1 wanted to Boo-. nie
itln r places besides Watt t ford All thc
rest of tho boy s go away and i tirant 1
to go to Atlantic < 'ii j and sci tho cannon.
I winded to MC everything. 1 went
through the wood and found a now rail
road. I Wont 'do.ig lins and i got
hungry. The pi opie at fl house gave mo
something to eat and 1 su pt in tho barn,
riioy gavo me raj breakfast und I walked
dong tHo road thal runs by the railroad.
I got ray dinner at a farm herve and a
man took mo to Camden. I saw boys
playing ball, but they wouldn't let nu
[day. I watched tiicm until night, when
I WODI lo the house Mr. Bates lourd me
at. I waiitod to frtny there, but Mr.
Hatos made mo como homo with him, 1
promised my mother I wouldn't runaway
any no rc, and 1 guess I am glad to bo
Tl. . big lortolsc-skell comb is coming
back Into favor, and hnppj the malden
whose gm dmother preserved for lier ike
frail contris ance that helped llCT to capture
Don't disgust everybody hy hawking,
blowing and 'pilling, but usc Dr. Sage's
Catarrh Remedy and he cured.
aram r.w.uiwirwarviuiii^uci imu^'unTnnriis.vrAu
I'll}'! PUN NS Y I. VA NIA Ol.ATI <>K.
L'lcvuluiitl .imi lin- Viii.i. I Pint lorin of
I tiri I I tilly I inloi'Miil.
Tho following ?-.tho platform ad op I . !
hy tlii- Democratic Ktato Convention ol'
J' iu.vr. i'h**i wo ronow our nllegiuncu
to tho principles and c"i< cl irai ionn of tho
platform adopter! nt Chicago in ISSI,
which Mr. Cluvoltiud, tit?' uomiuco of
th< party, heur! ily indorsed, declaring
, in Iii- lotter "I iicoi'ptaiico: "I have caro
ftdlj c i' ?demi the platform adopted Icy
conven! - n mat cordially approve
tl i- sutuc. Ko j'hiiii ?; statement <>? Dom
.?. failli i"!!1 ?ii?' principles iipoii
?which tb i parly tppoula to tho ?suflYiigcs
"i Mm people needs ?o supplement Ol'
I explanation." To theae principios Im
Ina faithfully udlmrcd ii. all Ilia pul dio
; iilteiv.oci s. Wc further ulllrni tia- pint- !
form adopted by dur Slate Convention
of i ?yo, um) m vhnv <-i tho ' ?dbtiiig; coi .
dit ion i.i the ? nidio tren ury wc denim d
with umpluisi.s I ml tho largo surplus ill
ready in tito Treasury ahull lie usod t..
pay tho public i! hi loxd u.r.t tho current I
md MI. . i'.'"*.vi y o.cr. INO going on lu;.,
youd Hu h?cdi? uf g?v?rnuuid sholl ho
u.". i. ?i''. ? \ prevented by a wiso mid
I pru h id reduction oi internal tiixiilfou
?in ! - i ;..u- ii importa iu accordance
.. . .
Ki;?o> n. i d iii-o ii>l I j indorse the od- (
"Ul..-ll: ', i ' . : !:i:. I, ni ?. lOVclitiid. ,
Wo-, . -, .. . ... patriotic, lie lina i
t?re.'tft di tlc ? . ' .yiu 'hi: Douv?Oratio
! p irt-yj luci du * i 1 iiifaiiH
of tho gevor
fin"? by gi .ii . ? .'oi*
lure pine'll 1 ii leo o within .. corri spend
ing p.'ttl ii. while ut ?'.o ttihu l um; pr'ii
t- ct mg ii.- I .. illy bom fiauduluiit
0 nts .o. i roo: Ups hte.t.
1'ii iii. V\e poinl willi pul ' U tin;'
fuel lui.. : .nf" o l.hUiii ...:.<; pally lifts
Fi .1- rai ti ?\. n ii Vi ut iii I one nero of thc
public lamb lia') e. n granted to cor:
pondions, nor has on) land ...'.ant UM II
ros i-, i di't xiv!id d.
Si\.;.. Th hiiiurc of I lu iihde roy cu iii
ln.i. Iii! r it Pad h. vu e.iiei-n'? p?li? t- .
aud nearly unauinujusly pilled 1?) I t
'oral iel i... id ti- Leg isl lui?', wa.- n o ri ni
agaiii.-t iii majority ol tlio CoiumolP
wealth whereby the people munt pay a
million dollars nun uni ly tn luxation ibid
>.ln m'. : dud would lin vc lie? II pal I by t '.io ,
coVjiorutions, and llio failure of th? Stub
administra! ion to ttlt?mpt niiy cof reetiou
o? Hu; wrongdoing or . xpoiilire of tlio
fi.md or fi.?I neg lee I, condoned fl
crime ngniiiHt both authority nud pooiih
und eollff. .-i d tho biipreuiMoy ff l'ljjlfX
. uh- in Pen nay Wahja,
St;...-.!1!, 'tba! .vf n'.;'ini uurdcclii
ration ju favor bf the passage >l stiel i
legislation ail will properly unforeo t...
provi ions of H'M 1.", of lite Stal.i Coiisti
tiitibii, relative to corporations t po
vfut hhpropei discriminations ami to
c<pmli/.o lax ii iou.
jyuiiri . l i;it wc dououhoo tho action
of tho last l.iopiiblic ni legislature in the.
tlof. 'it of Ibo liill for tho relief ot tlio
1 producers and reti?era of od in lin. oil
I u?ir iel o. 'ii ?Min.', known as tho Bill?!
ingaloy bill, lia h ?og in tin intercHl of
monopoly an?! u^uim t the intotosl of tho
pcoplt) ?o that i . . g.- r"i lio;; of tin; h?late.
NINTH Tho Democratic put;- ftyrupn
tliiVcH with ; iii-oppressed;of at! iiiitions
mid in. all nioveme ls having for their
object tho attainment of tho blessing i i
local oelf-gdvefiiittbut such isitteciij y. I
l.y tie- peoph of thu. Cuion us t'.e r suit
bl iii ti old -xv ; lil li?' bibi m ?o poli
cy. Tho gn bi of hi .. ruin io Ire
land ia duo rm tho u kn- ?wit ! g moni ol
snored Inhcvibu . .. I ila ?idlnnl sirup
do for t ti . '. : .
deiav.ni ti d' p.
acid loaders dp ?.'.'. -.. I tamed
weat h i r i roguom ieatlOi ri for Soph ni lien
; inti ':?i tr 1. (?ur nnd ? aol a ii d: tf,
cloudy and r ol: ;(, fi ir ai.ti ('Old; !. c?o'
nnd rain; .?, : . .lt Cloudy und mild: 0 rdld
;, good rains* thunder sod sumo Windi 8,
cloudy and Wann? 0, fair sud warm; lt),
partly cloudy .'. I nil I. li. rain, 10
cloudy (ind mild: IB, rainy, thunder Mid
cool, 11 little rain and cooler-, r?, cloudy
mal lillie rain; 10, good rain HIM! thuodcr;
17, nun and thunder; Is. and 10, lil?ruin,
thunder and windy: 80, partly cloudy mu?
thunder; 21 ami ?I, fair and wami; M:l.
good ruin ami t.nit.der; 24 und 'J.">, parih
cloudy and thunder; ^u, good rain and
thunder; "A, min in tlio morning; ?48, rainy
md thunder; 80, little ruin, Ot), very rainy
"Just fancy I" is tho new expression. Ii
takes the place of "tho idea!" or "do tell!'
A OA Mlil.riCs Dltfc'AM.
Tim Nutiio of Hie Winning HOMO lloveahsd
i<> illin lu si?.?.|> Itefoi-oliaud.
(Kroin Ibo St. I'aul Qloiio.)
A down town pool-room furni?hon a
story, while not romantic., prove? that
dreams, while not inf nibble, can bo
buruod to good account at times. A
prominent ot. Anthon) hill youth who
had been playing tie' horses thure for
threo weeks with intermittent fortune,
WOH going home a few nights wince well
under the influence of oooktnils which
he lind absorbed purely for theil
mudioinuJ virtues. He was ..' that happy
tUOod win n everything out of tho ordi
nary nm ol things nttrnots the eye and
mal is a strong bid for the curiosity ol'
the beholder. Tho young man had felt
hi- way can tully along the sidewalk to
rle bill bonrd hiding Alderman Dowlan'a
wood yard., on Wabushn Htrcet, when
through the dim glnro of tho street lamp
tho highly colored lithograph ndvortis
teg the piny "My Geraldine,"caught hi?
There wasaomothiugnbout tho blazing
I nil ling, the tall mun with a twenty*
inch dagger in hi*-, baud, the lomon
colored looks of tho girl Moating on tho
hight un m.O tho ? lab?rate lettering that
tiekli ! 'ii curiosity, and leaning up
v 'ainsi a i '.? prapli |K>le, he gazed at thc
gaudy lull and read ami reread, "My
; roraJdino, my doraldiuo," and whoo ho
reached home nud Lad rolled into bed
ii Hai li to .shep whispering "My Gera!
dine, ni) Geraldine,"
In lu? dream that night he met a
I? uttifld girl With divine lonn and wav
!lg hair th :l hail oapttired the Hottest
mini! ! i midday sun and married
l ev. With Lei personal charms she
> ."?.I (lim gruel tvcultll in valuable
, ri ; ft; mu? bank ttook, end her
. waa fhraldine. Thc following
i ? t . young mau awoke and
. i i !. ?i ct uded mind ie-j wator
and w 'nt dow ..v'...st, but ho
. . i I 'ot diivo I . reata from his hood
I! (1 ill) ll" v.. lit ll v town tO his lillico
dpi mechanically muttered "Goral
' nc, Geraldine.'!
ftc dropped into tin" pool-room, aa
u'Oj his eu . ,ui. n.'d in looking over tho
i lu ra? o timi were to contest in the
... raci . hu was st u Hod when half
i .1 the list bia eye fell 111*011 tho
. Geraldine, A queer superstition
ito Ina i i . i taut he oonoludod to
' ! uro 01 ii \ituner. Tho horte
o' II favorito -i tho race and thc
>.. ; eagerly grabbed at tho young
, lier mid gave him
li n ; !.. . ii-1, withal! his avail
md [i i * lontlie moe, ho rested
.on iden t that lui ^^ ? -'iii vin. Finally in
it d> op voieu thc pool seller announced
i h u tho horses were oli, and tho
young mau cultnly waited for tho
n i ?.t tho winuor to bi given, ile had
>i long to wail MU! n< showed uo signs
0/ htirpri .. when the caller Bang out!
"Gcmldino wins the mee."
Tho young mun walked calmly np and
....-iu . . his ein eus, pui'.ing S'iOO dcop
inti i iiio 11 oils* ra pocket us t he result o? a
few cocktails and a drop or two of
WAH f?o VI i;voi. tv ISK.
I'.H i ItniMlull'Hstor> Vhoul Him anil Two
(Prom Hu- Annlsloil Uni Dlast.)
lt seem a facl that history repeat?
Itself. 'LllO phrase, "bet her go, (hil
higher,' that hus buen going the loliudfl
latch m the Southern papers, reminds
UH ol an incition! that occurred in Wash
ington a good many years ago when
ll,.H. Henry A, Wiso wa 11 mombor of
Congress. Wiiile engaged iu conversu
tion near tho .statue of Washington, on
the casi front of the Capitol building, a
strong! looking genius approached us
und asked: "li we could tell him tho
meaning of the stat 110 opposite-tlio
loan wit!, thu ( xtoildi 1! ana and a ball iu
ins halal, looking directly in the face of
l'i" statue by which we wore standing?"
now abo naked, "Who the statue repre
sented near us?"
Mr. Wise looked it ?ills at lum for a
few moments sud, being sa ti tied that ho
WHS really seeking information, explain
ed to linn who the statues represented.
I :.e mau with extended arin iu d hall in
los band represented Christopher Co
lumbus, Ile- discoverer ol' America, and
UK hall in his baud Illustrated his theory
lim; tlie earth was round und by Hulling
dm w. st he Could ei reiunnavigute tho
globe, or rather he would timi a new
continent to bidauco tho ouo they knew
.ill about. The stat ito by which wo woro
standing represent .' George Washing
ton, kn wu iii the "Father of his Conn
try." Mr. Wiso called Ins attention to
ti.' superscription: "Inst in Peace,
first m War a iu I First in tho Hearts of
ins Countrymen"-which had evidently
. i ipili t!>.- Btraugor's attention, but
lucro is uo i J tune or inscription ou tlio
ntiitue of Columbus, nud ho or any ono
. could oe rcasouiibl) excused for
inking to whom tlio tuttiu was erected
. o l thc menning ot tho hail in the. hand.
! ! Mr. Wiso conti lilied bj culling tho
.itieiition ol' tia Btmngor to the right
?u n ol'the Washington '.tatu?, extended
willi th? baud open ind ooking directly
m tuc Inoo of Columbus, about 120 yards
-'10' Colnnibos looking' us iu tho
. a throwing the Pall al him. Mr.
. mid it reminded bim ol boys play*
I (bani ball woe not known at that
? '. . ho ul mool fanoied booouldhear
' s ?, "Lot bor go Christopher, 1
?will outeh hoi I"
.1 (.'ow .\iir??? n Pig,
\ nth mnn o! ibis city lias a linc milch
cow. ihm suddenly failed in giving thc
<pi mlil> of liicteul tluld she had usually
vin. whereupon om friend concluded
:i.ii nv' cow v. m MI U. i ?>on examination
.ie tliii.hu lllIU her flllmutlt WOS what (S
. ilk .i the "boll \* ? i,. Hi- pursued thc
. ?is- n n .lly aloptcd by cow doctors In
ucl) (?:s, ? nod sphi thc lad, inserted a
quantity cf .salt, turpentine, etc., and
'?' ind it up nicely. On goingOUl the next
o.e. lo s e uoW "Bossy" was getting along,
? i" cntl du a hull grown pig, winch ho kept
in lue sumo lot, busily engaged hi sucking
the cow; anil this accounted for the fulling
. .IV of milk for table USC. b is needless to
-ay ti" t thpre was a very much disgusted
individual there er thereabouts.--Haines
ride (0<t.) Magie.
- ... -- . ?
Thc Kifsmn mission which recently
went to K.ehirnr hui Itoon compelled to rc
turn to Khoksnd. Members of the mis
sion so ont mui d public opinion ut Kasbgur
hy Insulting Mohammedans that a riot
again! Russians wau niovoked. In this
sevcrnl Ruseliris were killed.