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LAI KENS C. LIM S. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 1886.
big job of Clothing
THE .LAST OF THE LEGISLATURE.
THU OUNEUAL ASKKMHLY WINDS l l'
ITS m-siscs* trott THU SKSSION.
Au Mourut Mouth'* Work-The Cream ?>f
What Wi?? Doue During the r.?at Werk?
l.eyUlatur* Leave for Home.
COIAMMA, Deoembox 2i.-Bulb houses
of tho General Assembly accomplished s
lirgo amount of solid work during this,
tho last week of tho seosio .. While tho
fate of most of the big measures bsd
been dotoriuined In fore, tho events of t ho
past week huvo not been devoid of in
terest. A resume of tlio proceedings is |
Tho election for Comptroller-General
resulted as follows:
Ou the lirat buhot tho vote shed:
Vernor 52, Coit 43, Thomas 38, Withers
23: and thero was no election.
The second ballot resulted: Vernor oO,
Ooit 40, Thomas 83, Withers 20. The
name of Mr. Withers was then with
Third ballot; Vurner 7?, Ooit 41,
Thomas 37. Then carno a number of i
ehanges, and tho President of tho Assem
bly announoed tho thud result: J, S.
Vernor 00, J. C. Coit ll, J. P. Thomas
24, and Mr. Vernor was declared elected.
Tnt: HOAKU ol' AORICUUTORB,
Tho olection for ten members of tho
Hoard of Agriculture resulted as follows:
For tho State at, Large, Goa. Johnson
llagood and Col. D, P. Duncan; for tho
First District, J. S. Porcher; Second
Distriot, John Lawton; Third District,
J. S. MoCutehen; Fourth Distriot, H.
L. Buok; Fifth District, W. A. Ancrum;
Sixth District, lt. A. Love; Seventh Dis
triot, T. J. Moore; Eighth District, P.
Mr. W. li. Wilson, Jr., nominated
Hon. W. II. Bra?Icy, of Charleston, to
fill the vacancy in tho Board of Trustees
of the South Carolina University, croat,
cd by tho death of Mr. Paul Hammond,
and Mr. Brawloy received tho whole vote j
of tho joint assembly for taut office.
Thero was some fighting over the ap
propriations in both boitsos, but they
went through-the members evidently
thinking that tho Legislature having
adopted certain measures, should furnish
tho money to carry them otd. The
ligures of tho original estimates, as al
ready published, wore not much changed.
No Kpecillc appropriation was omitted.
STATE ItorsK REFORM.
f Senator Khame started a lively tight
by loving to strike out tho proviso nt
tac . :d in the House to tho State Houso
ap? ?pdation- mainly on account of the i
sp >ch .jl Mr. Toale, of Charleston, us to
tho I''?! work on thc building-that the
a uv . it bo expended nuder tho personal
supervision of a competent architect,
who shall reside in Columbia during tho
progross of the work. Tho Senator con- ?
eidered it a iellection on tho State House
commission to allow this proviso to ro
main in the bill. If it wero retained it !
would provent the re-engagoniout of the
present urchitect, Mr. Neilson, of Balti
more, or somo ono equally competent.
Such architects could not afford to come
and livo hero ou tho salary which could
Senator Howell indicated improper
work which had been put on tho State
? TouBe, and gave several 3trong argu
ants for tho retention of tho proviso.
Senator Buist thought thut this was au
jfl'ort to get rid of tho pr?tent architect,
Mr. Neil sou.
Senator Howtll retorted that if the
Statements ho bail seen published wore
true, and tho purport of tho proviso
wero what tho Senator assumed it to bo,
he thought that hy ull means tho proviso
should be retained.
Senators Murray and Smythe mode
foroiblo argumenta in support of the
proviso. Senator Mo Master also advo
cated it as a good thing.
The defenco of tho amendment fell to
Senators Kimmo and buist. They indi
cated that tho State HoiibJ commission I
would regard tho adoption ol tho proviso I
as a reflection on them and dwelt on the j
necessity for Mr. Noilson's experience
end talent in tho completion of the
work. Tho other side d:; claimed any
reflection whatever upon tho commission
but insisted that it was necessary to have
hore a supervising architect who would
give hts wholo time to tho work and pre
vent tho introduction of poor - materials
into the building. The Senate, without
e division, refused to strtko out Ute
i it i'. WINTHROP SCHOOL.
The following ?R the text of tho Ad to
establish scholarships iu tho Winthrop
Training School of this oity:
Section 1. That, for the purpose of
improving the commou schools of the
State and providing trained teachers
therefor, there shall bo appointed annu
ally from every county in this State one
young woman, who bas not tho nooeasa
i y means, to a benifioiary scholarship in
..Tho Winthrop Training School for
Teachers," at Columbia, which scholar
ships are hereby established, snub ap
pointment to be modo by tho State su
perintendent ot education upon a com
Ktitive examination be!d by a board of
reo persons, to bo named by bim, in
every county of tho State, uudor snob
regulations as ho may prescribe: Pro
vided, that tho appin--!nt shall hnvo at
tamed thoagoof 18years: And provided,
further, that no schehvnihip be allowed
to any person for over ono session.
Section 2. That iu ease the person ap
pointed shall fail to pass tho examination
prescribed by tho laiard of trasteen of
said school for admission thereto, ox
.shrill fail, from any cause, to uttend the
session of said school, tho State superiu
tend it of education may appoint anoth
er ll tho vacancy.
Beetloo 8, Thut thero shall bo paid
ou d the State treasury tho ?uta of one
hundred and fifty dollars per annum for
every beneficiary BO appointed, thirty
dollars thereof to be paid at tho com
meuoomont of the sohool year to tho
ftoard o. i -dees of "The Winthrop
Training Sohool for Teachers" to cover
tuition fees, books and othor nooessary
school exponaos, sud tho remaining ono
hundred and twenty doliera to be paid to
the beneficiary in three equal m.-tal
monts, the first at tho commencement ot
th? school year, aud th? othor two at the
expiration ot three- and nix scholastic
' rooutim respectively, to cover board, such
..nins to bc paid upon thc order of tho
State superintendent of education; bpt
I no order for board shall be issued except
upon tho eortittoato o? tho superintend
I ont of said sehool tba1 tho appointee is
in eel nu I attendance upon said Behool
und ia maintaining herself with credit
Section -I. That upon tho completion
of their course suoh beneficiary btuduntB
shall bo required to teuch for ono year
1 in the common schools ol tho respective
oottnties from which thej aro appointed:
Provided, positions are ottered thom, as
tirst grade teachers in Mich schools,
Section 5. That tho State superintend?
ont of education shall bo ux-oifioio a
men her of the hoard of trustees of "The
Winthrop Training School for Teachers."
TU K WESLEY CLAIM
was uext taken up on tho majority ro
port of tho ways and moans conimitteo
recommending that the matter L i re
ferred to the attorney general to report
to tho next General Assembly. A
minority report was submitted by
Messrs. Brown and Pono objecting b>
such reference and pronouncing tlie
claim fraudulent und void. This latter
report was adopted hy a heavy majority.
NO MORB CIiaOMOH.
Tho following is a bill of some inter
Section 1. That no person hindi sell,
exchange or dispose of any article ot
food, or attempt to do so, upon any rep
resentation, advertisement, notice or in
ducement that anything other than what
is specially staled to be tho subject of
tho Side or exchange, is or is to he de
livered or received, or any way connect
ed with or a part of thc transaction, usa
gift, prize, premium or reward to tho
purchaser. Any per.sou violating any of
tho provisions of this section shall be
doomed guilty of u misdemeanor, and
upon conviction thereof shall be pun
ished by a tino not exceeding ono hun
dred dollars or by imprisonment not ex
ceeding thirty days,
Section 2. This Act shall go into ofleot
from and utter tho date of ita approvid.
TUE COLOMBIA CANA*,.
Tho Columbia Caual bill was reached
on Tuesday night. There was a light, a
very hot fight, in which a good immy
hard words were said and a good many
yo.vs and nays were called, even after tin?
House had voted 74 to :$0 to refuse to
strikeout the enacting words of thc bill,
l'bo opposition came principally from
Edgefleld, Sumter, Newberry, Spartan?
burg and Darlington. Some of thc
spoeohes were vt ry bitter.
Dr. Pope led the attack aud charged
tho supporters Ol the liill with springing
a mine on the House. This was denied
hy Colote 1 Haskell in equally emphatic
terms. >lr. Haskell charged the mem
ber from Newberry with making chorgos
which existed only in his imagination,
dust abcut tho timo when tho discussion
was getting red hot another vote was
readied on a motion to amend tho bill
lu such a way as to give tho trustees the
right of way instead of "the lands," as
was expressed in the bill us it came from
The amendment was adopted- -yeas
5H, nays 15 -and waa amended so as to
give thc tundees thc right of way, and
tho earth, stone? and other material
necessary for tho construction of the
Canal and hanks. This latter amend?
meut being accepted hy tho friends of
tho bill, the House adjourned without
reaching a final vote on tho bill. Next
day (Wednesday) tho hill passed the
House, with some unimportant amend?
monts; and it has since became a law.
PIUUAIVY Et.K< TIONS.
Tho House bill to prevent and punish
frauds m primary elections eliciUd n
spirited del into. Mes rs. Hamilton, ol
Chester, the two Thomases, Gary and
Blackwell, of Edgoflold, opposed th<
measure, which was roundly denounced
as uu unwarrantable attempt on tho part
of the Legislature to control the part)
machinery with which it had nothing K
do. Messrs. Brawhy, Hyde, Wilson, ol
York, Rutland, of Fairfield, and Dautz
1er, of Orangeburg, advocated tho bill OB
tho grounds of good public policy. Th<
bjll was dually recommitted by a vote ol
61 to ab,mt 80, tho negative vote not he
ing counted. To recommit tho bill al
such a stage of the session was virtual!*
to kill it.
There were three bills relating to for
felted lauds on the Calendar. Two o
tb' tte wore left over from the last session
Gue of thom, known a? tho "Murra*
I bill," proposed to remedy tho trouble bj
bringiug suit in the Courts of Commoi
? Pleas against delinquent taxpayers, re
' covering judgment und issuing exoou
tiou thereon. Tho Patterson bill, whiol
WHS passed by tho Senato recently, au
thon/.es tho issuing hy tho sherill'of dis
I tress warrants (without a suit at law
! against the personal aud real property o
delinquent taxpayers. The third bil
was not considered.
A motion was carried to take up tb
Murray bill first, and Mr. Burke, o
Charleston, tired tho first gun with i
motion to strike out tho enacting words
Thou followed five-miuuto speeches b;
'Messrs. Parker, of Abbeville, Simpson
of Spartnnburg, and Haskel!,, of ltich
land, in favor of tho Patterson bill. Mr
Pope, of Newberry, holding up thu Mut
ray bill end of ?ho debate.
Viually Mr. Brawley called tho attci)
tion of tho Home to tho necessity of dc
oiding which plan it preferred-th
Murray or tho Patterson, and in order t
get at a sense of the Home, moved t<
Indefinitely postpone thu bill undor con
sideration viz., tho Murray bill.
Thia motion was carried without
division and then tho Patterson bill wa
taken np. Thorn was no finthor disc tu
sion, but Judgo Maher got in a numbe
of amendment!! which it is thought wil
perfect tho schomo embodied in tho bill
Briefly stated tho provisions of diebil
in ita present shape ore os follows:
1. Hereafter immediately upon th
expiration of tho timo for paying taxe
in any year tho county treasurer of cac!
oouuty is dirocted to issne in the mun
of tho State a warrant or execution i
duplioato against each defaulting tai
payor in his oouuty, (thia in tho natur
of a dist ref s warrant.) Upon this wai
rant tho sheriff ia directed to levy upo
the personal property of tho doliuqueul
if it is BuOieieiit to pay the taxes, if uo
then upon tho real estate.
'2. Tho sheriff ia authorized and d
rooted to take po?session o? so much ?
the defaulter's eetoto, personal and rca
as muy bo necessary to pay tho taxes and
pouultioK and costs (tho costa aro fixed ia
tho bill ut au aggregate of ?jd.ou, with 5
per coal, added, ) and to ?ell the sante at
public Quotion, giving in case of a side ol
real estate a propel title.
8. lu caso there is no bid for un
amount saOioient to cover the taxes and
costs on tho land offered for side, tho
sheriff ?8 directed to execute a title tor
tho land to tho sinking fund commission
and to put them in possession. The
sheriff's deed is in all casey, to bc held ns
prima fucio evidence of a good title.
Action for the recovery of such property
so sold and conveyed ave barre d at tho
expiration of two years from tho date ol'
tho salo and conveyance.
.I. Defaulting- taxpayers may atop such
sales by paying to tho sherill' the amount
of taxes and co.-ts name.', io tho warrant,
wit li au a illdavit setting forth the facts.
?. All tho forfeited lauds now on tho
record are to bo restored to tho tux list?
with only tho taxes for tho iiseul year be
ginning November 1, lSi<7, charged
0. Tho State renounces nil title by
forfeiture for non-payment of tuxes to
I each and every of said parcels of land,
and will treat them hereafter us the lauds
of tho former owner, his heirs or assigns;
hut this renunciation of title is upon the
reservation and condition that tho State
may hereafter collect by suit nt law, or
other legal method, from said lands a
sum equal to tho aggregate amount of all
annual assessments for taxes, with the ;
pf" alticn that might and would have
'U rssesscd mid charged against tho
i lands in caso the sumo bad never
oeeu declared delinquent and forfeited;
and the retention of tho possession and
use tif said lands for ninety days after
tho approval of this Act by said former ,
owner, his heirs or assigns, shall bo
deemed BUflioient evidence of his or their
acquiescence in and acceptance of tho;
reservations ai d conditions of said rc-1
nunoiation of title.
7. Tho sinking fund commission is
given thc right "to compound with tho;
form; r owners, their heirs or ussigus, for ;
all such taxes as desoribod iu lust section j
at one-half part ot t he whole mun so due, i
without penalties, provided tho money j
is paid into tho hands of said commis- !
sion on or before tho expiration of one ?
year from date of approval of thia Act, j
ami tho receipt of suit! commission fori
auch part thereof shall discharge tho
said taxpayer und his said land from any
furtiu r liability to tho Stato on that ac- !
count." The commission ia also author
ized to bring actions against nil owners
lof forfeited l inds for the full amount of
j costa, taxes and penalties when such
! lauds have been conveyed 'to them hy
the sherill'under tho term ; of this Act,
and any judgment obtained hy them in
I such snits is mudo a lieu upou thc land
in question. Tho s.de having been
, effected tho proceeds ure to bo applioel,
first to tho payment of tho taxes, costs
j and penalties, and tho surplus, if any, in
? to bo paid to the former owners of the
This is in brief the hill as it passed
. the ll<.>iee. Tho synopsis given above
? only gives an outline of the features.
Should it become u law (und there is
! scarcely any doubt that it will) it will
have to ho republished in full, An
j amendment W09 adopted directing tho
I comptrollor-general to furnish a copy of
j tho Act to oaeh county auditor and
; treasurer in thc Stute.
I lui Lust liny.
The General Assembly" adjourned tins
morning between 1 and ? o'clock, after
n month of solid work.
Yesterday was taken up in disposing
of third reading bills. There aro lit'teen
Becoud reading bills remaining on the
ffou.se calendar, which are left over for
consideration next session. Most of the
. members will le'svo for their respective
; homes on the outgoing trains to-day.
! They deserve the commendation of tho
State Sor tho able manner in which they
, have dealt with questions of great public
A I KllllllU.K l"lM.0s|0.>
And tin, ? LOM or Property - Ki?talille?>,
Hoi'iiasTKii, N. v., December 21.
About half-past 8 o'clock Ibis afternoon II
terrific explosion occurred In front ni
Poole's Hour mill, in this eily. Only a few
' seconds after ibo lird explosion another fol
lowed, and two Others in rapid .succession.
Instiiutly flames burst from Poole's nilli,
r I io Uro burnell wllh great fury, mid il lt
; feared that some of the workmen perished
? in ibo flames. The cause of thc explosion
! was that the sewers hi the vicinity wen
. tilled with naplha. To day 14,000 gallon!
of naplha were pumped from the Vacuum
. OH Winks through Hie pipe line in tho he?!
j of the old canal. Il was intended for till
j Municipal (?as Company, but breaks in lin
line allowed the naplha to Cica pe into tlx
adjoining sewers, and fruin thence into tin
mills and there exploded, and ut'lcrwanh
In tho sewors In the streets, throwing otu
the man hob covers and tearing lip th?
roadways. The amount O? damsgc cunno
lie calculated at this hour. People In lin
vicinity for a distance of three quarters ol
a mile were panic Blrlckcu from Ihe fre
quent explosions. <en. man vas su n li
jump fruin the recoud story window lo tin
rivi r bank, a distance of tif ty feet. Then
are sovoral persons missingaad it .suppose?
Ihey Were c.mght by Ihe falling walls.
\n important Armit.
The arrest of n suspicious character upoi
his general appearance, movements or com
paoionvllip, without waiting until he ha
robbed a traveler, tired a house, or mut
tiered a fellow-man, is an Important func
tion of a shrewd detective. Even mor
important is the urn st of a disease which
If not chi eked, will blight, and destroy
human life, 'l ite frequent cough, loss o
appetite, general langui r or debility, palin
?kin, and bodily aches and pains, annoiinc
the approach ol' pulmonary consumption
which is promptly arrested and permanent
ly ? und hy Dr. Pierce's "Golden Medien
DltCOvery." Sold hy druggists.
--? --?? <?> ? --.
Ue~-Celling married nee-ins to be dan
g?rons now. No fewer than seven bride
have been accidentally killed on their wes!
ding day this year. She (Ingeuuously)
Ihit no true woman will shirk her duty
Toni, through a craven fear of death.
Pride text-hinging bridal costume fe
traveling sui!) - Old 1 appear nervous al n
during tho ceremony, Ulara! ihidtsmni
envions, A llttlo at first, dear, but ut
after George hnd'sald "yes '
The latest fashiunablo whim, or "fad,
ia modern style, is the collection of eil
diver. It ls sahl to be raging willi great*,
intensity than ihe ceramic lever of H fe1
mwmmrn ....?-LJIMI ? II ? IM; I IJ I ?I HII.
Somebody at the Bottom ol na lugotilo.il
Scheine, Which May Helli **?>?*titn???
IITH, but Will Cerlal ly l'ut .Uumy In
Somebody'll 1'ur e.
WASHIKOTON, December 16. -Con
gressman Tillman, of South OaroUua,
chums to liavo discovered what he terms
a "gigantic attempt to make a raid on
tho treasury," by a combinat ion or syn- '
dicate, supposed to bo working in tho
intorest ol' fourth-class postmasters.
Siuco tho mooting of Congress Senators
and Representatives have received by
almost every mail numerous prinlexi i
petitions, Vi dh long lists of signatures
attached, urging Congress to poss a law
to iuereaso tho salary of fourth*class
postmasters, noc-rding to the following
"Tho postmaster who opens and closes
one mail per week to receive $20 per
quarter; two mails per week, ^'2->, and so
on, increasing quarterly salary of ?*> for
euch additional mail opened aud closed
per week, until tho limit of $'250 per
quarter is reached.'1 Tho petition further
states that "when tho salary of a post
muster os fixed b}' this law CXCCOdt tho
amount of stamps sold at his ellice thc
postmaster shall retain to tho credit of
In's salary thc amount of stamps sold,
und the department shall, on the adjust*
tuent of his account, issuo bini a cheek
un tho treasury, for the balance, li tho
amount of stamps sold should exceed
tho salary of the postmaster he shall,
niter deducting the amount of his salary,
deposit the balance in tho treasury."
.Mr. Tillman says ho has received sev
eral hundred of these petitions from al
most every postmaster in Iiis district,
ind he probably would not have made
tho discovery hud not the postmasters in
forwarding his. petition sent "too much."
What in* terms "too much" is a printed \
oirenlar of instructions prepared and dis* !
tributed among fourth-class postmasters
by the paify or parties who aro leading
in the proposed raid on tho treasury,
iud which gives thc movement in favor
af tho proposed increase very much tho
appearance of au organized "job." Tho
"instructions" are in substance for each
postmaster to get every signaturo he can
to tho printed petition, "regardless of
race, color or sex," and then "write a
short personal letter" to his Congress
man, s:atuig tied tho applicant has got
"tho most prominent citizens of thc
vicinity" to unite in petitioning for the
increase and asking for tho matter tho
"duo consideration it BO justly dosor ves."
Tho circulars calls lor a contribution of
twenty-live cents, or more, in pursuance
of an "agreement," plainly referred to,
to pay the expenses of the getting up of
the circulars, etc., and tho postmaster is
unjoined to send tho money in silver in a
registered letter, os he will "get tho can
ccllatiou of the stamps," and bo at no
ros' therefor sending it. Tho tell-tale
document closes with thc confident as
surance, that "if ive will all do our duty
wo eau get our hill through Congress,"
which n mains to bo proved.
Mr, Tillman exhibited a copy of the
above to many of his Congressional asso
ciates, and while a majority of them aro
disposed to assist overworked aud poor
ly paid postmasters, they seriously ob
ject to aiding tho authors of the cir uilar,
who are evidently making a harvest of
twenty-five cent pieces.
Nothing l-l lo- Lemons.
Lvery part of tho tree is vuluublo in
medicine, though wo rarely employ any
of it but ita fruit-that is tho lemon
itself. And every ono knows knows bow
to employ thia in a lemonade: To
squeeze the juice into cold water (this is
tho shortest way i e?r to cut it into shoos
und let soak in cold water, cut it into
slices and thou boil it. lather way is
good, Lemonade is ono of tho best and
safest drinks for any person, whether in
health or not. lt is suitable to ail
Stomach diseases, is OXCOllont in sickness
-in cases of jaundice, gravel, liver com
plaints, inflammation of tho bowels and
fevers, lt is a sp?cifie against worms
and skiu complaints. The pippins
crushed, may also he mixed with watt r
and sugar and Mod as a drink. Lomon
juice is the best anti-scorbutic remedy
known. I not only cure's thc disease,
but provents it. Sailors make a daily
use of it for this purpose. A physiciau
suggests a rubbing on the gums daily
with lemon juice t>> keep them in health.
The hands and nails aro ulsei kept ch>an,
white, soft and supple by tho daily use
of lemon instead of soap. It also pre
vents ohillblains, Lemon is used in in
termittent fevers, mixed with strong,
hot, black tea or coffee, Without sugar.
Neuralgia may ho enrtsl by rubbing the
part afl'eeted with a lemon. It is valu
able also to euro warts, and to destroy
dendron"Oil tho heoel, hy rubbing thc
mot of Hie hair with it. lu hie!, itu uses
are manifold, and tho moro wo employ
it externally the better wo find oursolvos.
Natural remedies are tho host, and na
ture ls our best doctor, if wo woultl only
listen to ho teaching. Hub your bands,
head and gums with it, and drink lemon
ade in preference to all other hVniels.
Farm and Fireside.
-u l li n O. lilli of . Url.li-,-.un.m
WASHINGTON, Dec. 21.-Mr. L. Mayei
of New York, who waa married on Sun
day lust to Miss Flcgeiihehncr, came to thii
i lly on Monday with his bride and regis
tered at lin- Arlington, Last night, while
lying on the ned, his wife being in an ad
joining room rending, bc suddenly enllet!
out lo ber. Mie hastened to his side, and
at once saw that he was seriously ill; she
rang tl e IM-11 for help, and bathed his fact
willi brandy. A doctor was hastily sum
monctl, but j?i?t as h entered the room tin
unfortunate bridegroom expired.
The blow to ihe bereaved woman wat
yery great, and she passed the night ir
snell paroxysms of grief that some doubt
were entertained that her reason migb
give way miller the stralo. This morning
uer two brothers arrived and made prepara
lion for the funeral .services, which wen
held this afternoon.
Oi.i.s MARY, TKNN., Dee. 22.-A bil
riot occurred here Tuesday night whei
some colored and white workmen becalm
Involved hi a quarrel following pay die
ind loo much indulgence In drink. Ove
two hundred shots .vere fired. One mai
md ono boy were killed and others Injured
The old notes: Maud (awakeningStraten
ly at :t A, M..)--Mother, there's a man try
lng lo breuk In the house. Mother (wearily
- lindi, my child; lt's your father; h?'
. ring thc doorbell.
\ Ci KO KUI A ?ONSET.
Tb? Scrlvoo County Kori bo WU o "fiels
(r'ioin the New Vmk tribuno
Mr. Cox must look to his ''.Huu.sel"
laurels. There ia a mail writing just
now iu a (leorgiu paper, "Tho Scriven
County Watchman, who, tis an ali
round observer and reporter of the oir
ounistanocs attending a really : upcrior
sunset, also a really superior sunrise,
bide fair, if bin health is spared toni tie
paper doesn't change bands, lo naiko bil
mark in HUH fascinating department of
literature. Here is a sample of what he
i-i equal to. Wo ijuote from a late num
ber of "The Watchman:"
"Those who noticed Day's gnat lord
as he followed bin appointed coursu
through tho nkiey, on Tuesday last, saw
a rcro and wonderfully beautiful sight.
H rose and sunk to rest, Bcoiniugly, in
a ..? ft of bi nod. There wer- no signals
of his approach, no bright streaks in tho
east te betoken his arisiug, for Aurora
scorned to have forgotten to open tho
gates of tho morning and harald to a
bleeping world the coming of its kui;'..
Hut suddenly lr bini mountt 1 above tin
horizon and into tho heavens a dull red
bull of lire. Ny glare, no brilliancy, no
rays, hut mendy a lurid orb standiug
out in bold relief against a hazy, leaden
background-a painted sun upon a
painted sky! Gradually, silently, ray?
lessly, Hie king of day moved ou ward
and upward. As he cleared tb" trece
anil hilltops, struggling toward the
zenith, Ibero came into In's chock a
healthier line, but not that go.goons
brilliancy that usually screens hun from
the ken of mortal eyes, for at almost
any time <it tile day libs dui!, dead faco
could bo gazed upon without any dis-.
OOmfott to thc oyo. Having struggled
in vain at noonday to redeem bis un- ?
promising morning, lie seemed from
that time to journey moro eagerly to- !
ward his homo 'n Hie West, growing'
darker und darker as each minute tied
[ind tinnily sank sadly to rest in tho lap [
of night! Vosper threw lier mantle over ,
his retiring course and soon shrouded
tho world in her suhle robe."
One cannot fuil to be convinced on
Rinding the above that tho New South
lias como to stay. A section that furn
ishes such sunrises and sunsets ought to
hud no diflioulty in disposing of nil the
real estato it can place on the market.
lloyd as In vont ont.
Sonic of the most important inven
tions have boen tin work of mere boys.
Tlic invention of thc valve motion to Hie j
steam eugine was made hy a boy. Watt
left the engine in u very incomplete, COU
ditiou from tho fact that he had no way
to open or close tho valvos except by
means of levers operated by hand. Ho
sot ii j > a large engine at ono of the mines,
and a boy was hired to work these valve
levers. Although tins was not bard
work, yet it required his constant atten
tion. As ho was working thoso lovers ho
saw tho parts of thc engiuo moved in tho
right direction, and nt the OXilot tune he
had to open or close tho valves. He
produced a long, strong cord, and made
ono end fast to tho proper part of the
engine and tho other to tho valve lever.
Then ho had the satisfaction of seeing
tho eugine move off willi perfect regu
larity of motion. A short time after
ward tlic foreman came around and saw
Hie lK>y playing rnurbles around tho
door. Looking at the eugine he roon |
saw the ingenuity of the boy, ami also
Hm advantage of so great an invention.
Mr. Watt thon carried out the hoy's in
ventive genius in a practical form, and
made tho steam ongino a perfect auto
matic working machine. The powi r
loom is the invention of a farmer boy
who had never seen or heard of snob a
thing. Ho cut ono out with Iiis knife,
lind after ho hud got it all done he, with ;
great enthusiasm, showed it to his f nth -1
er, who at ouce kicked it to piece;, say- ,
ing he Would have no boy about bim
who would spend his time on such biol- ;
ish things. Tho boy was afterwards up- !
prom -ed to a blacksmith, amt bc soon
foi.tm thal ' ' . now master was kimi and
took a ii e*i\ itercst in him. He made
a loom oi w hat was left of Hie OUO bis
father h.ul broken up, whioh be Bhowed
to his master. The blacksmith saw that
bc hud no common boy for an appren
tice, and that the invention wa? n *ery
valuable ono. He immediately bad a
loom constructed under tho supervision
of the boy. It worked to their perfect
satiaftictioii, and so thc blacksmith furn - !
ish od tho motina to manufacture tho |
looms, the boy to receive one liait' tho i
prollts. lu about i year the blacksmith
wrote to tho boy's father that he should
visit him and bring with bim a wealthy
Kent hanan who was the inventor of tho
celebrated power loom. Von miv be
able to judge of tho astonishment of Hie
old man when bit son was presented as '
tho inventor, who told bim thc loom was
tho same aa tho model he (the father)
bad kicked to pieces a year before. ]
Smoeton, tho great mechanic, win n a
boy, disdained the ordinary play tilings
of boyhood. Ono tiny, after having
watched some niillwrignts, ho was dis
covered, to tho groat distress of his
family, in a situation of extreme danger,
lixing a window on tho top of the burn.
Ho afterward built tho Eddystone light
bonne in tho midst of tho waves. Cyrus
II. McCormick was not twouty-two yours
obi when bo produced the first practical
reaper the world ever saw. Youth.
\ \ \ ? I...H, . ll,.... \el.
SIWNSIIKAO, QcRiiRo, Deo. ?? About
1 o'clock this morning a h ?mb, to widt h a
lighted fUSO was attached, was thrown
through a window Into tho dining-room of
Dr. Cao Hold'? residence. Mrs. Caufield,
bearing the t raill und hissing ol' thc bum
lng fuse, sprang out of beti, seized the
bomb and succeeded In detaching ibo fuse.
Tin- bomb contained enough giant blasting
powder to w holly demolish tito house ami
kill thc Inmates. Dr. Canfield's father,
who D a bailiff, bas lieen engaged lately in
-living processes for violations of thc
Canada temperance law. and bud licen
threatened with violence If bc did not de
O Moalie lu Ila- Klovr.
CINCINNATI, Dec. "v.*- Eil. Johnston,
colored, living two or three milos Weat Ol
this elty, placed some dynamite cartridge*
in the oven of bis stove to thaw this mm li
ing. Soon after a terrific oxploslon took
placo, nearly deMroylug bis house, killing
bin eighteen.year obi (laughter and an in
fant one /'ear old, and seriously Injuring
Johnston i nd hU wife.
IMC A VI ti AVA I.OKIV AHI-i UK, j
. A C nm It's Nm mw Knouite Irom I .* li un
mi Vue tun I Tow er
A very ancient dismantled and totter"
lng brick tower which reared hs lotty!
' head high above tho treo lops un the;'
line of tiie Greenwood Lake Kdlroad,
between Arlingtou and Keurry, M. J.,
! wa; t'ue f-ocue of a thrilling incident late
: last night, whioh almost resulted in tho
i dea'h ol SOVI nd persons.
A religious fanatic named Charles
Sheppard was seen late last night wend
ing his way toward tho big tower, flo
; was muttering inaudibly and g.-: tiouiat
! ing wilily. Upon reaching ?lie baso -i
tho tower, which swayed with every
j bree zo, tho ..crank," lo the horror of the
onlookers, oommeuccd climbing the
rude and rotton outside stairway \..ti(-;i
I led to tho orown of the tower, ile car
ried two lanterns which ho bghte i when
about half way Up, and swinging them
around his head pranced wildly iii out
the platform, \ liich thrcateueii every
moment to crash downward un 1er his
upon renohing tho top of tiie lower,
thu fanatic pi iced ora hi).tern facing lite
notth and tito other the south. kneel
; ing dnwu with face toward the full moon
1 he then prayed aloud.
j A fe > bricks loosened theinsclvvi from
tho rotten mortar aud fell with a crash.
Tho platform upon which tho ern ik had
danced, next toro a Wu y from its ht* tem
lugs and crashed downward Uiiagiugl
with it a section of thc staircaso, li
tho crank a prisoner.
George Oliver, a young man
the group of pooplo who behold n ?th
hon\ir tho crank's position, brav
danger of the old tower, and clitl bed I .
the top where ho found Ibo id io I.j iii
his devotions. Oliver lied th? rope,
which ho bad brought with him, H rom il
tho fanatio's waist, and lowered him lo
tho top ot tho disconnected stairway.
( ?liver had no EOonOr followed and
reached terra (irma, when thc old I >w< r
swayed violently i ud loll with u deafen
ing row aud a orash upon tho railroad
A north bottled traiu was dm iii n tow
minutes, it was Hagged futthoi down
thc track and delayed until tho de is
was oloared away, which occupied over
an lour. Tho bystanders mine lousiy
m MO e.i um.i. w ll Kilt
Ititi Slu Will Have to t'l|;lu for Ills l-.ou.v,
A special dispatoli front Tient n, N
.I., says: "An interesting witt eas? is.11 >vv
pondi ug before Vico Chancellor Bird,
and wi I 1)0 decided S ion. I* is iii I kv.- ' |
lug because ot tho strange hinti ? ?' in
which tho tesbdor disposed of his prop
erty. George Hutchins was n promue it
rosulont of Ancua, Ciuudcu comly.
Previous to his dentil, iu th?.? earl . part
of tho present your, Mr. ii uohi ho
carno deeply inlen ..? d u "... urj
George movement, and when his papers
were examined alter his interine '. it
was found that ill ilia la I ....iii lifter
giving to his wifo one-third ol all ol bia
property, and t > S.;r.tli Wm ii, a relative I
residing m Indiana, 11 ROW machin with
sullloietd money for shipp ug purp ?ios,
he i al willed all his propcrtj to tho
labor agitator to aid In oirjuluti g bis
lit- ? 1 u turc,
Too money is lt. be known as "Tito
flutokius Ftiud,' and is lo bo tined "'or
tho oxpress purpose of spieuding tho
light on social and political liberty aud
justice iu thu United Stato" ol America
by means.M tim gratuitous, wiso, eliloient
and economically coi ducted distributii n
all over the land of said (b ulge's publi
lieations on tho all-important ia d ipies
lion and cognate subjects, inclttdii 5 his
.Progress and Poverty,' ids replier ' > i
criticisms thoreon, his .Problema oi tl >
Timos'and any other of \ ?ol . and
pamphlets which ho maj think il wiso
nnd proper to gratuitously dist ribute in
this country, provided that Henry
Georgo,^his heirs, executor:- aud ed ninia
trato rs, furnish nnuiutl reports oi tho
disbursements and management 1 I tho
1 Hutchins fund t.) tho Irish World and
American Industrial Liberator, an-! .-ced
a paper containing sttoh reports ti tho
wife of tho deceased and io William S.
William s. Braddock, of Watoriord,
('anulen county, was appointed tho ox
center of tho (-.state. When he found ont
thc content? of tho will he reins, t lo
distribute tho estate iii tho way sig
naled, and filed a hill in tho Court of
Chancery setting forth that thc gift was
net legal and t/alid, there bein -; neater
relatives, and it' it was legal ho heh i that
it was void for uncertainty. The pallors
have been in tho bauds of the vico
Chancellor since May last. Hon ry
(borge, through his OOUnsol, has ftiud
an a", rwor to thc bill, iu Which ho holds
that ho has a rigid to thc money, ami
says ho will contest tho notion of the
menu ?> JON Ks UN COTTON.
The "Kind Hale" Man In Geom In Telia
How Hu Kaisen Coi "ii.
(I iota the Anni t 11 oustilaiion.)
AUIANV, D< comber 10.--"Howie
i it possible for you tO have made twenty
eight bales of eel!.m per mule upon v, ni
plantation this yeal ." ?vasa ked ol' lion.
Primus Jones Jones, the 11 est bale u>nn
of Iiaker county.
"Tho easiest thing in tho world, ' wat
the reply. "If I live b n years longer I
expect to make fl?ty l?alos to every mule.
I Filly aerea ie the average number ti adi d
I by a mule ami it will bo a simple mattel
for mc t<> bring my land up to a high
state of cultivation that cindi and every
acre planted will produce its l>.de of cot
ton. As [?said before, intensive farming
is going to become tho salvation of Ihu
Colonel Jones believes ' heavy for
titivation. Ile has an Immense shed io.
feet long hy 62 feet wide, in which lu
nous np his stock at night and in w ined
nc makes up tim compost. Thc lumia
in his sheil alone, exclusivo of nail?
shingles, .vc., oost him over 81)00.
A new wrinkle in bull fighting has bivi
developed in Mexico. The arena tsffoodci
with electric light, which seems io fnh i
craze the animals, making the tamest bill
a howling terror, Thc light ttlso give
?dded splendor to the gaudy uniforms ai.
decorations of thc matadors and tho (iii
mouds of fuir spectators.
Time rolla around rapidly and mam
our subscribers doubtless think they arc
year ahead When they sro a year bellin i
The black ink and White paper tell th
?tory of tUJe^^rtott^^^^
TU IO soi I II PHOSPGKINO.
What Hie Manufacturer'? Koconi ??yu of
tho Development of thc South.
The South has much diversified its
agricultural produotiou since 1800. Total
production is increased tuoroby, the
variety of its products is extended, the
food supply is much greater, less atton
tiou ia pidd to cotton as an exclusive
crop, [u a wind, planting is giving way
to fanning, to genuino agriculture; so
llie people como nearer to self-support,
li cotton should tai!, other crops romain
to fall back on. Vet farming has not
kepi abreast of thc industrial advance in
eivauecd methods, farms have not tho
i-i.-ible thrift and tidiness of Northern,
Midd lo and Western States. A great
leal has hoon done to show tho potsibil
tiea of tiio region for farming in tho
Sorthorn way to Northern farmers; and
inquiry by tho latter olass is widely ex
tending. This year tho cotton crop, as
.veil na others, is above tho average in all
hu South, Iv.ist of thc Mississippi, ex
? ?pl ?ag tobacco. I feel confident that
?ie South will yet make a marked gain
igrioulture by tho introduction of
lorn and Northern men, who will bo
?ichly rowarded by farming in the South
ii tie ir skillful and thorough way.
There aro very great possibilities tn
?he South in Olltting its forests and in
nakiug them up into tho articles whioh
ho large variety of tho woods lit thom
or. The finest hardwoods in the United
States i? largo quan'itics aro in tho up
mds of tho South at tins time iu the
from West Virginia to Alabama.
Vud immense tracts of pine and other
ult woods remain uncut. Some forosts
?rc primeval, yet they promiee to bo ac
ii : within a ?hort time by tho con
ition of noa railroads. As tho
forests ot thu northwest fail these of the
South will como intonso and full do
maud. 1 iv. the evidence of tho dis
positiou to con ame much of this pro
duct of wood in tho South iu manufacto
ries to bo built there.
ol lt HKXIC VA I II vin-:.
Klori M in liieren??- ll liv Mean* ol <. Monetary
Prom tho Macon Totograph.)
The desire of American manufacturers
. secure markets for their printie In the
i munies Miiith of us hus grown more In
ense your by your, tis over production has
iicrcascd The desire lo gain these mar
ot.-, while retaining thc present lariiT and
he resulting high c?sl of production has
aised the idea ol reciprocity treaties to
... received willi favor in many quarters.
i li it negotiated willi M xlco hy General
'bunt several yen- ngo, however, has
level hi i ii ratified by Congress, ami prob
ihly will noi he. The proposed admission
rice il duly of certain Mexican produc
tions M 'ut ;i would compete with like arti
eli s in i li. ii. Ibo United States has aroused
thc opposition of special interests.
bl iill'deipaliou, perhaps, of the failure
of dds Irtnty, another plan lo increase
! ?de between Mexico and the United
States is how boh e, considered. It has not
becomen subject of negotiation, hut il
s reported that thc Mexican Government
. very desirous of milking <i monetary
letty with the United Slates which will
[irodde for lite acceptance <>y each govern
m nt of thc silver dollars coined hy the
ii her hi payment of all customs and taxes
il their par or bu e value, lt is proposed
10 extend the same privileges lo the silver
eerlllicutcs issued by the united States and
intended lo be issued by Mexico. Then,
nt staled periods, to bo agreed upon in thc
Healy, die two govemm nts would make a
settlement by un international clearing
house, ul which tho balances due from one
eon td ry lo the other would be adjusted.
I ii i ft't'Cl Ol this, it is expected, would bc
lu dd .! ; percent, to the pun basing power
11 the Mexican money in the markets of
Hie United State.-, over its value in any
illa r < unity in the world, while the value
: our shyer dollars in Mexico would be
raised lo par and the rate of exchange on
Mexli " would he determined i>3 tho course
if trade alone and not depond in any way
ipotl the ll net Hilt ion of silver in the Lon
li will he seen thal it nn agreement of
this kind should he CUtCt'Cd upon, lids
country would oiler special Inducements
for Mexican trudi-. The standard o? value
in Mexico is the silver dollar. Thc action
nf Kngiiind and German) in demonetizing
silver, ami ol tin- Lutin union in restricting
Ita e hinge, lins caused a croat fall lu the
indue ol silver bullion in Europe and
Anteilen, hut lue crtdll ol Ibo United
Staten, and Hie fact that its C0?I18 of silver
ure receivable for till public dues, has kept
them up ni a parity with gol i. The effect
ni the proposed treaty would be to lend
Mar advantages which American silver
money possesses in our markets to that of
Mexico, which would perhaps more than
nt Vee t the difference in t'.old prices between
American and European g.nuls, and lend
lo a great increase in trudi-.
Thc project will no doubt lie earnestly
opposed hy tho large and inlluential eic
ment tv h i eh favors the -ingie gold standard
and VvishCS the coinage of silver stopped.
The whole silver coinage "I Mexico would
practically bc added to our own, and it.
may well be feared that Die effect would
bc "hi l.
\ J,i|i and til? Hatchet.
SAX FHA NI isco, Dec 22 -The Bolivian
bark Kemi .li >. in p ul from Hakodate, re
inna-lint hist I Innsdav night n Japanese,
win.hid the watch on deck, suddenly be
? ame Insane. All the crew were below,
id al midnight he called them on deck,
stationing himself at thc door of thc
forecastle with a hatchet in hand, and pr?
paie I io give a lively reception to whoever
ventured above, Thc drat Who appeared,
a Japanese, was saluted with n blow. The
ne.M was a negro, wdio was also struck and
dangerously wounded. The insane Japan
( e then jumped overboard ami was seen
m. more. It was found, also, that Ihe
e.-ok of thc vessel had been almost killed
prior lo Ihe assault upon thc crew and his
recovery is doubtful.
OollMon on Ihr Itali.
It'ii K HAIMOS, IOWA, December 22.
Yesterday, on Ino Cherokee and DakoUi
branch ortho Illinois Central, which ia just
liebig completed through lids place, a train
Winded with supplies, when about ten miles
WQSt of this photf, collided with a work
train which hud on board about 200 labor
ci s The collision occurred just at ihe end
ii a long bridge, There was a blizzard *
blowing from the northwest, and neither
ongineer discovered the danger until the
triona were within twenty yards of each
other. Ona liremun was killed and both
nglnccrs are probably fatally hurt. Many
of the Inhnrcrs were hurt, but not danger
mid \ Tlc work train wan runntng with
. -**+? '
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