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LAI KENS C. LIM S. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 1886.
big job of Clothing
awiii I?Y 1 lili STORM.
THE NQfCT?RNAL VISTOR DEALS
DEATH AND DESTRUCTION,
jr j -
Hoi/kfca Shaken and FeilCCN Down-.\
l'_Jl Repott ut Home mu? Abroad
-ifnmtiKo to Portion and Property.
This placo was visited on Thurs
day nl?ht, by the most tcrrifllc
wind storm that lias occurred hore
in yours. At.". o'clock Ibo elements
seomcd in wildest confusion and
amid heavy; thunderand llory light
ening, tho storm king threatened
to' let slip tho dog ; of war," and
destroy tho earth by a cyclone
.Such a calamity however occurred
only in tho frighten . imnghodi
of I ho pei plO| und ttl i not o< . . i-i
So far as roported, tho greatest
damage in this county was clone
about five milos from Laurens in
tho Pea-Hidgo section. Mr. Law
rence Sloan lost his stove-room und
contents by being blown off tho
pillars, and throe bouses of Mr.
Janies Jeans' wore demolished.
Property of lt. O. [[arist?n, J, ir.
Malone and several others was
damaged by tho wind. Although
lt is said only a narrow track seem
ed to catch tho full fury of Ibo
wind, no ono reports anything like
a cyclone. It was a long, Im rd,
straight wind, hut nevertheless
powerful. I'ho residence of Mr. .Lis.
Donnend was also blown ot the
foundation, while ho and sovor.il
others wore in the house,
8PA11TA N lt UHU.
A tornado passed just nor h of
town, not for from the experimen
tal station. About eighteen snail
houses, mostly occupied hy colored
people, were blown down, som< of
them being levelled with ho
ground. Ed Motley a colored nun,
was severely burt.
A N DF.H80N
Six miles wost of this city Mat
Chamble's gin-house was blown
down, Hob (/'bambie's df Ming
bouse lost ono or two cdt int 1)0. s and
several outhouses were blown
down. So far wo have heurd of no
loss of lifo. Ono wing of ho Uni
versity building in this Jty was
Tho first appearance of the cy
clone was reported from rickens
county in tho Easley sooth I. Tho
town of Easley caught tho Jil force
of thc cyclone, which reaclcVl it at
2 a. m. 'Tho house of Dr. P >. Cur
eton was unroofed, his fi hituro
damaged and bis chimney blown
down. No other residence was
wrecked, but a largo numtSr of
largo trees In tho village we* up
r bot ed and ono or two cabins lown
down. Tho Inhabitants yere
Tho house of Mr. Hames, oh) Al
fred Neal's iilaco at PickonsHlto,
one milo from Easley, was Utmof
ed and Mrs. Harnes seriously? in
jured by falling timbers. Tl'.re
were two or throe children inj lie
house but they all escaped
Blight Scratches and bruises. Ibo
storm was especially severe tl're
ana a groat many sheds, fcnce?nd
outbuildings were levelled. NM(H
bcrsof trees were piled in COilfuBn
on the ground through tho WO Ail
Aside from thc reports of iMs
and fences blown down, nodistUll
trace of tho storm was lound uni
it reached tho Marietta SOCtiojU
There hundreds of trees were ii
ported literally twisted oh* ail
piled promiscuously on tho grout!
On*? gentleman reported that i
saw ono field that bad been a fore
where there wore at least 600 trot
lying flat, broken od' hythe wind.?
The Dick Foster house on tho plan
belonging to Perry & Stroud WL
moved from its foundation, ail ii
?tables, sltedf and other outhouse j
wero prostrated on almost evoir
Tho houso of James Hood, neal
Dr. Goodwin's, was unroofed. Tbl
roar of the circling cyclone cen tel
could bo beard for nd les, and wai
was something awe-inspiring.
00 WANS VI LLC.
The roads about Oowensvillc
were obstructed by trees felled
across them by tho wind. Nothing
could he learned Of tho other dam
age In that section, but the fury ol
tho gale leads to tho supposition
lhat there was considerable de
Those points seemed to bo L? D'*
line of travel in tho stor-n centro
but from other points that maj
have been robisiricreri out of tin
cyclone's triune du mago was report
ed. On tho Ea/sley road ?bout thro
jnillcs rr?^j? CUy' h0U C *
Charley Curelon, colored was
wrecked and n negro woman crip
pled. Trees ;t:>d (enees, ?dso, were
blown down ir, every direction.
From this place on tho slope of
Paris Mountain, Col. I. I?'. Hunt hud
full opportunity for diagnosing thu
disturbance which Ito dosi; ri bes as
undoubtedly a cyclone, and which
ho believes jumped over Caris
mountain. Il cann-, be says from
tho southwest-, Down below blow
n fearful guio with its accompany
ing rain and lightening, Above
there caine an awful roaring sound
apparently about two hundred feet
in Un1 air, ?md advancing rapidly.
Tho roar w as deafening, ns if all
tho discord of all tho clements hud
. i n compressed Into one grinding
seething chaos of sound and sent
rev dvir.g and reverberating
through space. Ho could comparo
il willi nothing he had ever benni,
Col. 11 nut said; tho cannonading at
thc battle ol Ciettsburg was nothing
to it either in volume of sound or
terror inspiring quality. Of tho
Um two tho cyclone frightened him
a good deni nore, ii passed appa
rently, over tho mountain and on.
Tho storm paid a visit lo Greer's
Where tho Methodist church was
badly damaged and tho awning ov
or Gosnoll Uros.' saw mill was
blown down damaging tho
ct KO no IA
A cyclone struck Lumber City,
this morning, H. Y. Holland, ol
tho firm of Holland, Strickland &
Co., und \V. li. Whiddon, of thc
Arm of Whiddon & Holland, both
prominent men, were killed. Whid
don resided at Eastman and Hol
land nt 1 Hihlin.
A negro w as killed at Austolle.
A (rec was blown across ?i moving
(rain oil ibo Northeastern and sev
eral persons wen- injured. Tele
grams wore sent to Gainesville for
Calhoun luis been nearly demol
ished, but no one was burt there,
TUN s r.sst.K
A terrille wind and rain storm
swept HC roi s Host Tennessee last
night about midnight, Unity to
forty miles wost Of Knoxville.
Many barns and farm-houses were
demolished, ami farmers have losl
considerably in the destruction of
buildings and k diing- of stock.
PKNNsV l,VA XI A
A terrille wind storm passed over
this section nboul 7 30 o'clock (his
morning, doing groat damage to
tho telegraph service.
NORTH CAROM NA
"A small cyclone passed over a
part of Hu tiler ford nod Cleveland
countios ?it G o'clock this morning,
completely destroying barns and
blowing down outhouses. Two
dwellings a*, Delight, Landrum's
and Uridge's, and ?>nc between
Mooresboro and Uonfiotto woro
struck by lightning and totally de
stroyed. No lives yet reported lost."
Working nu Himplo Diet.
A great number of Knshmiri culti
vators occupy themselves in spring and
autumn in taking goods from the plaina
lo Kashmiri by contract, and on (hal
bargain will exert themselves manfully.
I once arranged my loads for the or
dinary coolies, but afterward met with
some Kashmiris who were ready to take
them by weight. They loaded them
selves each with three of tho load? that
bad been made np; ono man carried four
dozen of beer packed in cases-, another
load weighed 109 pounds, and I have a
well authenticated rase of u young man
carrying 240 pounds. This w as not for
a short journey, but for moro than PK)
milos of uneven road, with many long
risos and several posses, ono of them over
p,(?nd feet. In doing such feats as Ibis
thc Kashmiris laka their own time; tho
ten daj'lt' march thoy . pend eighteen or
nineteen days upon; bul they do it all on
A diet of uni avenell bread or of rice.
1 Novel Method of Fted I liff.
I A prominent market gardener and
juiilkman of South Hadley, MOBS., feeds
Als peddling horses by dook power. Tho
(trucked corn and eats are pul into a hop?
jlor over night, and tho alarm clock is net
(tor a morning feed. Tho contrivance
feorks to a charin, tho horses thrive by
il, it wives labor In tho busiest juntof tho
(day and tho machino coats about $0.
A i'o\'-i Iden.
My little nephew, 5 years old, waa
king about tho (larden of Kdeii, nial
I mamma waa telling him al*.ut (?od'?
pidding Adam and Evo to cat tho
Mles. Tho little boy ?nid ; "dod must
Itto l>oen Raving tho apples lo soil."
vc you ti cough? Sleepless
need no longer trouble you.
'^>\ Cherry Pectoral will stop
tf'?\ugh, alloy thu Inflamatlon,
andVuoo ,-epose. it will, more*
ovcrV,,! ,|u. pulmonary organs
and Avon health.
TUESTATE IN BRIEF
NEWS FROM NEIGHBORING COUN
TIMS N A NUTSHELL.
Reports from tho Carolina Oap
Road arc most encouraging. The
work ls being pushed with all pos
Thc dwelllng-houso of Mr. It, IS.
W hito-, who lives m ar Bradley's,
was destroyed by lire a few'clays
The Air Lino authorities set oui
i?u trees on tho Spurlauburg on
j campmcnt grounds, and built n
i now depot.
Tlie bank soon to bo organized
in Croon wood will bc a state bank,
and not a National Lank asia por
ted. Tho Hrst instalment ?ni tb?
stock will bo called for in July.
Thad. s. Burdoll, tho deputy
clerk < f thc l ulled States Dist rici
court, died in Greenville Tuesday
and bia remains were conveyed to
Charleston Tuesday night.
Mrs. .loo Jennings, of Spartan
burg, lias a fowl nest in her yard
I (hat is hard to beat. Several hons,
1 two turkeys and three guinea- arc
laying in it at this (imo.
A company lias been formed lo
raise stock on a grand scale in the
I lower nari of this state, maintain
ing them on Nature's everlasting
; pastures. Large tra?is of land ill
I Brekcloy County have been bought.
.Jap 1 ?avis, tbo white wife mur
derer of A mlerson, bas a respite for
: a few days until thc (Jovcrnor eau
investigate a petition which 11 JO
j people of Anderson sent up, asking
commutation to lifc-impi'isoniiiciit.
; Lavis bas been otlCO ill the Lunatic
Asylum, and till - appears to bo the
i ground of Ibo petition,
j Capt. Cinillard, of tho Soul li Car
olina college, Columbia) and four
I students "were badly poisoned Ly
drinking some milk nt Hie moss
j ball Tuesday. All bad syi (< ms of
i tyroloxiconic poisoning, and Dr.
I Taylor's icrvicoa were needed.
Prompt action prevented serious
results, and all the patients were
doing well when last beard from.
The Paeolet colton mill ls run
ning day and night, President
Montgomery began to get in now
I hands preparatory to (bo opening
of the second mill, and In order lo
train them und give them work
and wilges bo is running at ni.rbi.
Uris receiving tho machinery for
the now mill and will soon have
tho whet ls ready lo turn.-Caroli
The ISnoroc maiuifaeturln* com
pany is HOW constructing a railroad,
which will bo three-quarters of a
mile long, beginning at ii point on
the < l reen ville, Laurens und Spar
tanburg railroad, between iSuorc-o
river and Kooroo station, in Spar
taubnrg- count;,-. The road will run
by (heir brick yard and thence by
. their j laining mills lo the terminal
J point ?it the cotton mills,
j Robert Stevens, chief marshal of
I (Jalliiey City, was tried foranas
J sault of an aggravated na tu rn in
1 Spartan!) irg.
lt was proved that he assaulted
David Allison, a \\ bile man, on the
I streets of CuiTnoy. and struck bim
several blows With his "billy,"
when Allison was quietly walking
along behaving himself. Tue jury
found lum guilty, and Judge Wal
lace se:.ienccd bim lo six months
in ibo Penitentiary or to pay n
(ino of Hf ty dollar-. Ile paid tho
flue and \, as discharged.
Tho Ne. ' il brothers make a ry
liberal oiler lo an y company \\ lah?
lng to erect a cotton mill. They
hnvo a (Ino wat or power (<n Tygef,
flfk'Cll miles south of (own ami
seven miles front Woodruff, ju-t
below thcjuuctlou of all tho Tygors,
Tho fall ls about t wei ve foot with ..
vory large basin for it roservolr. j
With a ten foo( dam there could i
bo a fall of twenty feel secured?
Tho power ISMlfHclctlt I ?rann mill
ns largo as Clifton perhaps, Tho
Nesbitt brothers offer to give (his
shoal) with ono h mit! rod acres of
land to any company that will
erect a largo colton mill. Several
of tho neighbors may offer other
inducements? This Is a (ino situa
tion for a mill and ibo ofter should
attract tho attention of mill mon.
Captain Donning, ol Anguila ( !.?.,
lat?*1 contractor for the building ol
the bridge over'tho Ciilaw'bn r| .
for tho (Toorgla, Carolina an I Nu
(hern railroad company for ihr . im
ot f10,410 92 forttlleged vlolatl n < i
contract on (bo part of (ho railroad
company. Tho case will bo tried
at the approaching (< rm of tho Cir
cuit court for York county.
A BONANZA SN tii.ANS.
A Practical l?inncv's Hxpcri
IllClltS with a Now Food
anti Forage Crop.
Tho popular idea of a bonn crop
is n few rows of Mic plants in a gar
den intended to supply tho family
table for tho vegetable season, and
? Held of benns would only bc look
ad for in an immense truck farm,
'int LL F. Perry lias been experi
menting on bis ms Souci farm
lear tho city willi a new variety of
bean, which ho believes is calcula
ted to revolutionize agriculture in
this country by furnishing a won
'orfully prolific, valuable and
heap food and feed crop that eau
e adapted to n ny soil.
Tho now vegelablo is called Ibo
-Soja Hean."' It came from China,
wheoco civilized Kuropo bas cap
tured so many of its most valuable
discoveries, and w as Introduced in
Ku ropo nt tho Vienna Imposition,
The cultivation of tho bean spread
rapidly in Ku rope, whence it natu
rally spread lo Ibis country. Mr.
Perry saw accounts of ifs remark
able growth and great food value,
and alon"; with Cid. Wash Shell, or
Laurens, he ordered last fall a pock
of tho ' Soja's" from T. W. Wood &
Son,of lliebmond, Va., paying $1.00
a peek. I to plant ed an aero and
last fall gathered bushels exclu
sive of eleven bushels wasted,
which lie sold for$I. a p.-ck or $1. a
bushel, making $100 ns a return for
thu acre. j
M r. Perry i < delighted with Ibo
nev crop and bas great failli In its
possibilities. Tho bean will grow
in any soil, ho says, li docs well
in low ground loo wei for anything
else ?ind yet il i- li ll'dy enough to
stand (bo novercal drought, lt re
quires less eui 11 val ?on than codon,
bein;;- planted in rows (bree feel
apart and two feel apart in I be drill
willi three stnlks In a bill. Tho
beans are about ll'i slzo ol" cow
peas, yellow when dried,and ina
pod and (bo pod- grow thickly on '
a stalk lt lieut like an ordinary col
loll stalk. 1 ho plant -Iu ds ?i. lea
ves, furnishing fertilizing material
for (ho ground cquul to cow pea j
vines, and tho crop is lin rv est cd by
pulling tllC stalks up by Ibo roots i
and -torin" them in barn until
they arc cured. Then (he beaus
easily shell out, and Ibo stalks can
be fed lo cullie, making a feed
w hich experts, Mr. Perry says, con
sider equal lo Timothy buy.
Tho great value of Ilm Soja benn,
however, comes in tho bean ilself.
It produces prolifically, making on
rich ground willi good cultivation,
inn bu feds an acre. Tho fruit, ac
cording Lo analysis, contains tw ice
as much nutritive mader as either
corn or cow peas. As feed for cat
tle it i- far bolter, Mr. Perry says,
than cow pea-, ami it makes a
splendid table dish. The beans aro
so rich that they eau bo cooked in
water alone, not requiring any but
Mr. Perry expects to plant 80V< -
ral acres in thc bean- this season.
I le luis had demands for moro than
bis last year's crop for seed, send
ing some shipments to Arkansas
lind to A hi ba ma. (Ie has furn ?shed
Pre ?dent Mcllrydo, Ol UlC State
College, with supplies of seed for
thc Stale Experimental Stations,
ami bas shipped sample lots to
many prominent farmers in Ibo i
Slate. Ho believe- Ibo Soja bean
ls thc coming crop for (bis country
for farmers who ?ia\ c stock,
Scenes of KOIM'OWJ
(?polio. Mareil 22,--Tho bodies of
sixty-six victims of ti.o theatre fire
were exposed for identification to
day. Many boart retitling scenes
were witnessed. (tosidos Ilia boil I CS
there are also fifty tlirco heaps of un
recognizable remains. Several pro
leets have been organized for tho re?
llof of th" fain i Hos of tho poorer vic
timo, Tho chamber of deputies at
Lisbon * day doodled lo sond a tolo
gram of condolonco to tho municipal
authorities of Oporto. Tba chamber
then adjourned as a mark of respect
for the memory ofilia viet inls.
Twelve Ve.?cs Milo led.
IthUlM'TON, I M>., I "eh. (I, ll s7
I hayo hoon nfllletod wu h b|ood poison
for Iwelvc vent's, (lave used roser lp*
thms from phynfchins ol?ured mc during
thai period, ('brough tho druggist, \\\
\. (JulOlhlS, I procured OHO hollie ?.f ll.
lt, li. omi nineo have ?;->. I thron haltlos,
mid ipp salislicil it hus dqn" u. . 11 io re
goon ijjl M anything (ever uso,! I ion
almost well, and am ann-, wit niu ! wo or
throe weoks I will bo porieelh ll, af.
tor twelve von rs RitUorliia lim . ely.
NV rho Or add rt-s J OS Ii Pl I I 1 I','
Ihikcr und < 01 i I o ll or i
RI.00D BALM CO , \ ..ula, (la.
For Sale by TUA VNU.VM .lt I)IAI?
A CRASH IN KENTUCKY.
TREASURER I TATE NOW A FUGI
An Honored Ol?lcor lil Vents Wiitin
Plundering Ihn People llnlfThot
Time-Short n gc Over !jtl5O%O0O.
LoUl?VJJil.K, LCy.) March 20.-A
special lo Hi ) Livening News from
I'mnkfort, Ivy., states thit Gov.
Bticker this morning suspended tho
treasurer el' the State, .'unies NV,
Tale. '1 ale i s charged with dotai
ent ion in his oillce and ll is said has
lied from the State. Till? tlcfatllt
ing official luis been'lhe tren surer of
Kentucky 21 years. Ho was con
sidered tho soul of honor und the
news will produce tl tremendous!
sensation IrougllOlll the State.
A hiter dispatch from frankfort
states that an Investigation imme
diately instituted on the recom
mendation nf Governor Buckner
lins up to li o'clock this morning
disclosed a deflcil In Tale's office of
?j! 100,000 nml that Hu? irregularities
seem to run hack (deven years.
The discovery of Tate's shortage
is tho result <>f an examination of I
lils looks commenced some days
ago hy an oxport^uccountant. Thc
fJovenor has piaget! the Treasurer's
office in charge of Auditor Howitt
and Ute \ Homey Ooucral, In his
mossagi to tin- Legislature Oover
nor Buckner says ho luis reasons
for believing Ibo delleii is largo
anti thal au iiiimedlntc Investiga
tion l>e ordered. 1 n (lu I [ouse a
committee wa.s at once appointed
and ail order passed b> prosecute
thc investigation in connection
with tho officers in charge of thc
office. Ponding investigation tho
office will bu clo ?ed, Tho Slate
has abundant resources ul Ininti lo
nice! all current expenses, Puy
mellis, dues, ole, will bo mei with
out interruption or delay. Trea.sU?
rer Tate's bond ls for $(100,000 and
shortage ls weil covered.
Ho was in Louisville Saturday
night, when bo was observed to bc
drinking hurd, an ustisual (bing for
liim, since Hull limo ho bas not
been seen, mid bis wb rea bou I s is
n n k now n,
Vue i I lat lill? Legisla t io?.
; Pa kens Sent ind.
Tur. l.\t it?Ns AiivuitTisKii has
a sound editorial on the vucilltltlllg
unccrtdin course pursued by the
Clotiernl Assembly of this state, i
Precedents are established nt one
session onlv lo bc overthrown at
Hie next, Laws ailed lng t bo grea
test interests, arc rushed (brough
by tho untrained, inexperienced
representativos of tho vox ?>opvli\
and lu fore they have 1)0011 bali' fe
ted they nie repealed by lin* -ame
clamor. A hair ami half good law
(bat bas been well tried, and that
i- well understood ls far preferable
(o vibrating from one extrem?lo
Hie other, 'i bis ovil in our Stale is
becoming moro serious, ami it Is
greatly to lie deplored. Its rapid
and alarming increase i; due to j
two things-(hoshort scsi ions, and
the frequency of our elections. Thc
latter, especially, contam?nalos al
most every net willi polities, and
(lie former makes (beni appear OX
A distinguished nml able ox-rep
rcsentntiVO think- Hu- evil could be
greatly remedied by making the
term in tin- boiISC eight yeal -, and
allowing none io bc lil.i own suc
cessor, At Icn-t ?1 would ben groat
improvement to have memberships
in Hie llou-".' arranged as ii Isla
Protection, Don'l You Know.
Thc Augusta boot-blacks ure Bald
to leave their place of business (the
curbstone) ni dark, and seem to gel
rich on their (Ivo eon! shines. Tho
crafl in AH.mia ehargo ten conta,
nml nie licensed by (bc city.
liaising money foi- publie work
ill ('Ililli is HOJokO to Celestial ()f?
Octals, Tho lull' terrille Hoods ?li
the Rmpiro having boon caused by
a breach.in tho Yellow Uiver, 20,
0011,01)0 hals (about $32,600,000)
must bo spent in repairing (he
dam ago j so, to provide thc norma
na ry ft\ndd| nil ptovine I il offilclnls'
salarios will be slopped for a year,
Small giri : "Boh, what's a widow
ei'i anyway V" Small boy: "Why,
Helen, I'm s-prised nt you. lt's the
husband of a widow, of course."
Henry Beigh, founder mid Pres
ident of the Society for tho Preven
tion of C'rduliy lo Animals, died
last wo. k.
A MOUNTAIN MYSTERY.
Sudden Disappearance ol' a
[Clrcotivillo N i'WMi ?
The neighborhood of Glassy
Mountain is becoming noted ns the
scene of frequeni sensntlons or Into.
Firs! there was tho dramatic shoot
ing of Hen floss,then th" night at
tack on Deputy Odom, nnd now
comes tito story <>!' tho mistcriotis
dlsappenranco of a husband, un
veiling :i ?lory of Jealousy ?nd ri
valry wit ls dark potents of moro
wicked revelations to cuino.
lt cuitu ; hy well nuthenticnled
rumor thal a man named Doc Mills,
whoso homo is in the further fast
ness of U tassy Mountain township,
under tho shadow of Hog Hack,
disappeared from his homo about
ja mor.th ayo, under circumstances
j that have given cause for n suspi
cion of foul play. The disappear
ance, ii seems, dbl not arouse Hie
neighborhood nut il tho las! fow
day.*, w hon a great ?lea! of excite
ment has arisen.
Dock Mills, it is snid, lived un
?i lpily willi his wile. Tho cause of j
Ibo infelicity was jealousy-jeal
ousy of a neighbor, Kirkondal by
mime, whom Il?e husband suspected I
lind captured thc placo ho should j
have hold in tho wife's . I lee I ion H. I
Things wool on in ibis way for
some time, until ;i- on his way
homo at nigltl < i several diircrcut
occasions wits rocked and attacked
willi sticks, according lo his own
story, lils nasnihimt hoing always
A little lat ', ansi ono nighl Kir- 1
kendal, lh> alleged intruder, nnd
Viii: ho fnli'udoo, started from ?'
m iyiibor' h dirie honioWaril bound
logi tie i' ? 11 r a while their paths ?
weat i: company, ami thor, they
forked, one led lo Milli's house Hie j
n'.lior in another direction. Hut
Mills, it i> -aid, never (urned int??
his own home'-, p:ttli ol' If ho did,
never reached tho homo. From
(hal day t?> this, runiorsays, bohns
uni been seen In (hu woodland
paths and mountain roads of Glas
sy .Mountain. I Ie bas disappeared
altogether myst?, rlously,
Ali this happened about a month '
i\go. For a w hile . was believed
that tho absent man bad voluntari
ly left Ills wife, bill that story WOO ?
less ami less credence, and now il ,
is como t<> bo believed that M?II
was murdered. Tho section i
arou.si i nnd it was -tated that au
exploring party was t<> bo organ
ized to scour the country, to-day,
Friday, ll may bethe dead body
of tho m. Sslllg Ni ills eau he found.
I le is tho report that comes
from tho mountain country, how
mach i- I rue, cannot bo mild now.
How They Hogan Iii fe.
Daniel Webster held Ibo plow ;
nnd swung tho scythe on hi>
lather's humble farm.
A sa Packer's grund father has boon
ii tanner, and Asa Sought employ
ment In tho same bu thiess. '
Horace Grcely arrived In Now
York with his word ly possessions
in a pocke t handkerchief, carried 1
on a stick over his shoulder.
Ilea; y (May, "Tho Mill Moy cf
thc Slashes,'' rode on a sack of eats ?
lo tho mill ami retained with a
bag of meal lo feed thc family,
Georgo Law's father was an irish
man, ami owned n. small farm.
When lintier eight years of ago 1
Georgo drove Ute cows lo pasture
nnd brought them home.
James (Jordan Dennett, In Bos
ton, was possessed of a yankee
shilling, which ho picket] np lu tin
Common, and that was tho sole
capital w iib which ho commoucod
the world in bb adopted country,
rotter Palmer, tho Chicago mil
lionaire, was a clerk in a country
sloro in Pennsylvania, nt a salary
of .$10 n month, heft ro ho migrated
West to the Dake City in 1867,
Mr. Creely missed the Into storm
clean through, a>> Ibo bureau has
missed a groat many prodictions
in tho last year or two. Tho Sig?
uni Service business is growing to
be an expensive luxury.
A girl In Jersey City is BOUding
circulars all over the country to
prominent people, Informing thom
that she ls making a collection of
diamonds for ber amusement nnd
asking them them to contributo n
gem or I wo^ Thc next thing will
bo tho girl wbt) is collecting farms
or corner lots,
CURRENT NEWS NOTES. ^
I'ncis uml Fancies Gathered From
Rt. Louis has a mining company composed
entirely of woinoii, who own a mino in Col
Twoiity-olght wouion ero now studying at
Columbia college, and co-education is likely
to 1"' tho Mile- then' in thu near future,
Aunt Matilda Hi loy, of Hay wirk, in Nelson,
county, Ky., lias j;ist. celebrated her l~lst
birthday. She is still spry and uetivo.
Mlle. Kitcchl, a celehratod Indian dancer,
who hus been the Kader of the hullot at the
Eden theatre in Paris, is al>out to lx> married
to a Russian princo.
Linly ('.?lin Campbell, writes n London
corresp indent, lu now to bo soon in tho black
Bluff dress and white cap and apron of a hos
pital nurse at St. George's hospital,
Mrs. Prank R, Stockton ts said ?oben fair,
serene, happy tempered woman, ?hos? na
turi'is in strong contrast to that ? lier hus
band, which is nervous and r> st less.
Mi-; Lucy Hooper, whom pen bas beena
[lower lu tho land, is ; marry the Marquis
d' \ I In Sunn horn, of Milan. The i>en in her
cu . has bei u mightier than tho title.
[.'ranees E. Willard thinks it funny that
men tire willing thal women should enter
any profession except their own. Miss Wil
lard ls hard on tho soi. Journalists aro al
ways gltld to welcome tho ?adie?.
A Portland woman has read tho Bible
;h eighty-five thnes; ,ho is 75 years old
mid l?cgtin when she w;us 7. She rends from
thc imo book willi which sho llrst began,
cud bas read it (? least once every year.
Tho queen of tho belgians excels in tho art
of producing bowls of llsh from handker
chiefs, and causing coin . watches and other
articles to Vanish lulu thin air. bi other
word.., t hc is a practiced adept lit Conjuring.
Probably no cotillon in this country bas
equaled in nploudor that recently niven in
Puris by Mme. Uyagno, of South America.
Among tho favors were sunshades covered
with real Ince, real fur boas, gold pencils,
fxpvnsivo fans and other substantial kuk-k
Modem (?reel: women excel not only in
personal refinement, but in general intelli
gence mid desiro f< r self-improvement-. Tho
i . reek women of ti:; upper class arc generally
plover, well bred, well informed, nnd might
rival in accomplishments, cull ur mid con
versational (lowerstheir sisters ol (howest.
Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes .ins I vee rv
obi i id to give up his ol 1 habit <>f answering
per? mil y nil I. Ker.. Addressed to him. A
printed note which opens us follows is now
frequently received by bis cpr respondents:
''Dr. Holmes rej reis that Impaired eyesight
rind tho largo demands mada upon bis time
hy distant mid unknown friends oblige him
to contract his hitherto extended correspond
ence and ton va il himself of an assistant bi
Wade Hampton, of South Caroliua, ls Ott,
Tm pie, of Indiana, is 57. Allison, of Iowa,
Morrill, ? \ ermont, is 77. Ho is tho oldest
Pugh, of Alabama, is CT. Jones, < if Arkan
sas, is |S.
linio, "i Maine, is 51. Gorman, of Mary
land, ls Is.
Cock re tl, of Missouri, is .Vi. Ve?;,?.f Mis
souri, is 57,
Reagan, of Texas, i.< OD. Edmuud :. of V? r
mont, is tJO.
Ingalls, of Kansas, is 5-i. Bool:, <>f Ken
tucky, is ('?;.
Vance, of North Carolina, is 57. Sliornmn,
of Ohio, ls 0-1
Ctillom, of Illinois, ?s 5s. Voorheos, of
Indiana, is 00,
Colq u I lt, of Georgia, is 03 Saulsbury, of
Dclawave, is 70.
Spooner, of Wisconsin, is 45, ruddock, of
Nebraska, is 57.
Blackburn, of Kentucky, is 40. Gibson, of
Louisiana, is 55.
I-'varis, of New York, is 70. Iii-cock, of
Now York, ls 58.
Davis, of Mhmecota, is 40. Walthall, of
Mississippi, is 50.
.Tones, of Nevada, is 53. Blair, of New
llauipshire, is .Vi.
Hoar, of Massachusetts, ls 01. Stockbridge,
f Michigan, ?sid.
Quay, of Pennsylvania, is 54. Aldrich, of
Rhode Island, is 40.
Hawley, of Connecticut, la Ul, Wilkinson
Call, of Florida, Is 5?.
Mitel;.-ii, of Oregon, ls 52, Doa Cameron,
.f Pennsy ivania, is 5-1.
Riddloberger, of Virginia, is 43. Kenna,
if Weal V ir.nina, ls ???.
Leland Stanford, <>i ('nlifornin, is 04,
Rowen, of Colorado, is 62.
Chandler, of New Hampshire, in 521 Mc
Pherson, of New Jersey, i.-; 54,
CHURCHES IN THE UNITED STATE3.
The total number of Shakers is :2-t,ooo.
The total number of Adventists is 07,711.
Tim total number of Mormons tu 260,000,
The total number of Moravians is 10,080.
The total number of Unitarians is '.'O.OOO.
The total nv. abor of Mennonites is 100,000.
Tho total aumber of Hniversalisbs is 35,
The total number of Swedenborg! ana is
Tho total number of Friends "Hicksiton is
The total number of Friends Orthodox is
Tho total number of Congregationalists is
The total number of Protestant Episcopal?
Thot tal number of Lutherans of ull classes
The total number of Baptists of all classe?
The tond number of Reformed Episeopidi
ans is 19,000,
The total number of Methodists of all
classes ?H 4,682,068,
Tho total number of Presbyterians of all
cla.ss.-s is 1,062,490,
Tho total munlicr of Frionds Noii-afllllatlng
Orthodas i* t j.ooo.
Tho total number of Roman Catholics (es
timated) is 7,000,000.
Tho total number ol Roformod (both Dutch
and German) ls 250,074.
Tho total number of Jowfl who aro mem
bers of tho Jowish church is 13,083, Hie?