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A Character Sketch 1,y an Inimitable
Richard M. Johnston, in "Mr. Absalon
Billingslea, and Other Georgia Folk."
"I shall first stick a pin right in
thar, sir whar you names the preach
in' o' the blessed gospel, er ruther
the tryin' to do it. You names it
meanness an' foolishness, an, I'll iow
ast you your name. although I hain't
a doubt but what it's Rogers. That's
"My nane's none o' your business.
sir. Answer my questions."
"Umpb. humph: Well, you know,
Mister-Rogers-I'll call you that
jes' for the sake o' the argument so to
speak-that when one man astes a
question, sometimes before lie can
git his answer he's liable to have
more'n one question ast of him his
self I'll put you another. Wern't
you or wern't you not the one that
chawed paper an' rolled it in a wad.
and ',oked at me, an' flipped it from
your fingers, an' a leetle more an' it
would have struck one o' the female
persons o' the congregation; an' done
it more'n wunst, at that*"
"I shan't answer that question, sir,
neither. None o' your business, nor
the business o' no other clodhopping,
deceitful old cuss."
The preacher's eyes moistened as
he said, in low, measured tone:
"Young man, when I see you a
standin' out yonder at one o' the back
cornders. I knowned whut you was
arfter, an' I let sister Aikens go
'long on home by herself. so as me
an' you could settle it betwix' our
selves; jes' you an' me, us two."
Here Mr. Gunn made a brief pause,
in order, it seemed to snuff the air.
Then he proceeded :
"I come back in here determin'd
in my mind to ast you, like Abner
ast Asahel, to turn to the left, or
turn to the right, any way you choos
en, so as to not be a follerin' arfter
me; and I've jes' a minute :%go made
my pra'ar to Godamighty to not let
me cry 'ithout where ri"s will, an' ef
it were to let me cry good, and bless
Ilis holy name, He have heerd me,
an' I feel 'em a-comin'."
They were, indeed, coming drop
by drop, quicker and quicker, though
his face was wreathered with smiles.
"Now I ain't o' keerin' not so
mighty much about the names you
named me, but did you mean to say,
sir, that the preachin' o' the blessed
gospel is meanness and foolishness?"
"I did, you old-"
These were the last words of the
chieftain then and there. The preach
er took a step rearward, doubled his
fist and dealt upon the assailant's
breast a blow that prostrated him
upon his back at the foot of the pul
pit. Snatching his cane as lie was
falling, he raised it aloft.
"Now try to. rise it you day," cried
Mr. Gunn, whose eyes were floods of
tears. "an' I'll scatter that pulpit
with your brains.'
"Mfy God '" cried Rogers.
"Them's the words, sir; them's the
very. words. Before I let you up I'm
going to make you beg Godaigihty's
pardon; an' ef' you don't do it 'ithiout,
I'm goin' to git down on you an
choke you tell you do."
"You got the advantage of me,
"I know I has, an' P'm goin' to
keep it. Come. sir. I got no time
to tarry long. (Jut 'ith it. You sorry
for your impudence to Godamighty
in His own house? No mealy-mouth
in' about it. Out 'ith it. Sorry or
not sorry, whacb?"
The prostrate man looked up. and
he afterwards declared that if he had
ever seen the bad man it was on that
occasion, in the weeping eyes that
went upon him.
"i'm sorry, M1r. G unn."
"All right, so fur, sir; but tell me.
now, is it a godly sorrow, or is it
y'oure sorry because you're knocked
fiat on your hack, an' ain't quite
shore you ain't goin' to be beat into
"I-I-I-reckon, MIr. Gunn, it's
?-It's-a-some o' both."
r "That's jes' what I 'spicioned.
Howo never, I'm thankful you got on
that gainin' grotu(d. Know the Lord's
"Of course I do. MIr. Gunn."
"Say it "
"Say it, I tell you."
* "Won't you give a man time to
think it up?"
-I thought you kniowed it. Said
"I do Mr. Giunn. but it's been so
--Blaze away, and go as far as you
p ~ "Now I lay me dlow n to sleep."
"Stop it. sir," cried the preacher,
with almost a shriek. "Call that the
Lord's pra'ar? M1y goodness of gra
cious of merciful heavens? Look at
me, Tom Rogers; I heerd o' vou
some time baeN. You an' you gang
detwixt y'ou driv Br'er Pilcher away
from the p)astorshIip in this church,
an' ived his horse's tail otT."
"I di'in't. MIr. Gutnn, Gsod knows I
--Very' well, maybe you didn't: but
vo kowe whoI done it. and youn could
A Broken-Hearted Old Man.
Mr. Brooks, the father of the St.
Louis trunk murderer, better known
as 3laxwell. has again arrived in this
country to make a last effort in be
half of his son.
The father was formerly a well-to
do resident of Hyde, near ManchPs.
ter, England, but he has exhausted
his fortune in his son's defence. 1r.
Brooks is beginning to realize that
the cause is hopeless, but he will ap
peal to the governor of Mississippi.
He is firm in his belief that his son is
innocent and was convicted on the
perjured testimony of a detective,
who was smuggled into the prisoner's
cell in the guise of a convict. In
England, Mr. Brooks says. such
methods are not permitted, and no
man would be convicted on such tes
timou. Of course he believes his
son's story that his victim was acci
dentally killed. le thinks ti at the
young man's fatal mistake was his
concealment of the body, his flight
and his contradictory nonfession.
It is possible that the old man is
right, but he will not be able to con
vert many to his belief. Brooks, alias
Maxwell, has shown himself to be
heartless, reckless and mendacious,
and there is not much hope for such
a man. But there will be abundant
sympathy for the stricken father. He
has a heavy load of grief to bear,
and be is standing up under it man
;ad for the Boodlers.
CHICAGO, February 16.--The Ap
pellate Court announced its long.
looked for decisions in the boodle
cases this morning. Both cases are
One was the case of Edward S.
McDona'd, formerly engineer of the
county hospital, who was indicted
and tried jointly with Wm. J. Mc
Garigle. After the verdict McGarigle
escaped to Canada evidently fearing
the three years' penitentiary punish
ment imposed by the jury. As he
was never sentenced by the Court
the appeal was only taken in McDon
The other case is what is known as
the omnibus case, in which twelve
defendants, eleven of whom were
county or ex county commissioners,
were put on trial.
During the trial Geo. C. Klehm,
ex-president of the county board,
arose and pleaded guilty, in the pres
ence of jury, after having assumed
to be defending in good faith with
the other eleven. It subsequently be
came known that while Klehm was
attending the consultations of his
co-defendants he was clandestinely
meeting State's Attorney Grinnel
every night and carrying to him the
secrets of the defence.
The jury convicted all eleven and
and fixed the punishment of four at
a fine of $1,000 each and for the re
mnaining seven at two years' impris
onment in the penitentiary. The four
who were fined promptly paid their
fines. One of the seven, Capt. R. S.
McLaughry, sixty-five years old, re
fused to appeal and went directly to
The Georgia Jim. Cro w Car MIust Go
W~AsmsIo-rox, Feb. 16.-The In
ter-State Commerce Commission ren
dered a decision to-day in the case
of William HI. Heard vs. the Georgia
Railroad Company. The Commis
sion hold that the petitioner, a col
ored passenger on defendant's road,
between Atlanta Ga., and Charles
ton, S C;, who paid first-class fare,
was subjected to undue and unreas
onable prejudice and disadvantage,
in violation of the third
section of the Act to regu
late commerce, in being compelled
to travel in a car of inferior accomn
mo(dations, of which only one-half
Iwas assigned to colored passengers,
the other half being used as a smoker
for both white and colored passen
gers; and that it is the duty of the
carrier under the law to furnish to
p)assengers paying the same fare
equal accommodations and protec
tion, without discrimination on ac
count of color. But if the separation
of white and colored passengers is
expedient for adequate reasons,
such separation is not unlawful, if
the accommodations and comforts
for colored passengers are in all re
spects equal to those for white pas
sengers paying the same fare.
Opinion by Commissioner Schoon
Buildi Up Your T'own.
Kimos.on (WIis.) Commuomne '1.
Talk abaut it.
Write about it.
Speak well of it.
Help to improve it.
Beautify the streets.
Patronize its merchants.
Advertise in its niewspapers.
Speak well of its enterprising, pub
lic spirited citizens.
I f you are rich invest in something~
employ somebody; be a rustier.
If you dont think of any good
word to say, don't say anythnng had
Make the City Lively-A Spicy Libel
1ispatclh to the Chronicle.
CIAIAiLESTON, February 15.-Since
Charleston has had three daily pa
pers things have become warm. The
'ut and the World are quarrelling,
and the News and Courier stands
apart looking on. The Sun has, be
sides, a libel suit on its hands. An
article published a day or two since
in reference to an alleged case of
swindling an insurance company has
led to the complication, and papers
will be filed to morrow, it is said,
bringing suit against its owners for
an amount aggregating $60,000. The
case which gave rise to the suit was
that of a colored man, named Dud
ley, who died in December last with
life insurance policies amounting to
$10,000. The Sun charged that the
doctor who had charge of the patient
is interested in the insurance money,
hence the suit.
It is also rumored that a Pinker
ton detective is here investigating
the case o: a citizen who was acci
dently shot and killed while out
hunting a fortnight ago, and whose
life was insured for $20,000.
Big Game for the New York Grand
NEW YORK, Feb. 16.-The c. &rges
against Jay Gould and Russell Sage,
made on behalf of the stockholders
of the Kansas Pacifc Railroad C-n
pany, charging them with appro
priating to their own use three mil
lions of the company's bonds, were
laid before the grand jury this morn
ing by Assistant District Attorney
Semple. The jury was given all the
documen' s bearing on the case, and
on Monday next witnesses will
be summoned. A decision will prob
ably not be reached before the latter
part of next week.
WHAT THE PARTIES SAY.
District Attorney Fellows in a re
cent interview on this matter said :
"I know of no reason why there
should be any dispensation as far as
these men are concerned because
the. are rich, nor on the other band
ought they to be persecuted. Men
have met me on every corner, full of
advice to do this or that. There is
much vindictiveness shown by some
men. I shall submit the whole case
to the grand jury and let that body
George J. Gould said yesterday:
"I think the whole proceeding is an
outrage, and can hardly restrain my
indignation. I do not care for my
self, but the effect on my wife and
my mother may not be calculated.
Even if there should be no indict
ment found, innocent persons will
suffer from the apparent disgrace.
There could have been no indict
ment the very day after the transac
tion was completed, and certainly
there is no chancc for it now, nine
years afterward. I have every rea.
son to suppose that the persecution
of my father is simply a blackmail
Russell Sage said that he had ex
pected the action of the district at
torney. * I should not kn(.w Col.
Fellows by sight if I met him on the
street," he added, "but I can under
stand that he really has no escape
'from the popular clamor raised
against him in the recent political
canvass. He may be of the opinion
that there is no case against us, but
if lie did not present the matter to
the grand jury it would be said at
once that he yielded to improper mo
tives. I expected that he would do
just what ne has done. The grand
jury will be allowed to examine the
question, and I have no doubt that it
will reach the same conclusion that
any sensible man, who is made ac
Iquainted with the facts, must come
to. The transaction has been open
for nine years, and bondholders could
have comp)lained before this if there
hiad been any injustice. On the con
trary, it has been approved as a wise
measure and the Union Pacific
reaped the full benefit of it."
End of a Celebrated Case in Charles
- Special to the Register.
CHARLEsToN, S. C., February 16.
-The real property of the estate of
the late T1. W. Malone, consisting of
twQnty two houses and lots in the
city and suburbs, was sold at auction
to-day, and realized about $21,000.
This ends the celebrated Malone es
Malone came to Charleston many
years ago, and began the practice of
law. Nobody knew where he came
from or anythisg about him. He was
very eccentric and successful in his
business, and died in 1864, leaving a
large estate and without a single rel
ative, as far as is known. The estate
was taken in hand by Mr. Buist, a
well-known lawyer, who carefully
nursed it until it has reached the
value of nearly $70,000. Various
claimants have appearea, from time
to time, with a view of claiming as
heirs, but none of these have suc
ceeded in establishing their claims.
Under the laws of this State. his
entire property, both real and person
A Summary of the Blair Bill.
The bill appropriated annualiy for a
eight years the following sums to be
"expended to secure the benefit of
common school education to all chil
dren of school age living in the
First year, $7,000,000; second r
year, $10,000.000; third year, $15,- t
000,000; fourth year, $13,090,000; t
fifth year, $11,000,000; sixth year, t
$9,000,000; seventh year, $7,000,000; t
eighth year, $5,000,000. The money 1
is to be divided among the several
States and Territories and the Dis- t
trict of Columbia in proportion to il- t
literacy-the computation to be made t
according to the census of 188' t
and (afterwards) 1890. There t
are to be separate schools for r
white and colored children. No State i
or Teritory is to receive the money 1
under the Act until its Governor shall i
have filed with the secretary of the <
interior a statement showing the
common school system in force in the
State, tLbe amount of money expended f
during the preceding school year i
for the stpport of common schools;
the number of white and colored chil
dren between the ages of 10 and 21;
the number of schools in operation,
average attendance of scholars, &c.
No amount is to be paid to any State
or Territory in any year greater than
the amount expended out of its own
revenues in the preceding year for
the maintenance of common schools.
No part of the fund is to be used for
the erection or rent of school build
ings, but an additional fund of $2,
000,000 is to be allotted in the first
year for school-houses, either for
construction or renting, in sparsely
populated districts; not more than
$150 for each building.
Schools of the Olden Time.
Wn. Edrington in Fairfield News and
I resume my subject by giving
your readers a concise sketch of the
system of "teaching the young idea
how to shoot" from 1810 to 1822.
The books used in 1810 to 1816 were
Dilworth's spelling book, a poor
thing, the New Testament and Amer
ican Preceptor, as readers, Pikes'
and Gouph's arithmetics. In 1816
Mr. Jas. R. Wood, from Newberry,
taught at Rock Creek meeting house,
and until 1820. He first taught us
how to spell and. read correctly, was
thoroughly versed in English gram
mar, and introduced Webster's spell.
ing book and Columbian Orator and
other readers in the reading class,
and Walker's dictionary. Geography
and history were not taught till 1822,
and then only the former in any
school that I attended.
I recollect in 1810 and 1815 the
students had much fun in turning the
schoolmasters out, as it was called.
It was accomplished first by calling
on our teacher for a holiday, say at
Easter and Fourth of July. If he
refused, the students met early next
morning at the school.house and bar
ricaded athe door, as there was but
one; some of the smaller ones were
put insisde with pikes to contest the
teacher's entrance by thrusting them
through the cracks between the logs,
as they were built of logs, unhewn
and covered with clapboards with
weights. The larger boys remained
outside with a view to clinch the
school-master and duck him in a deep
hole in the spring branch, should he
refuse to give them the holiday, Hie
was a young athletic man, and was
as fond of the fun as the students1
were. He, of course, refused and
sprang off a race, the larger boys fol
lowing. After a circle of a mile or
so, he returned, tile boys at his heels.
They clinched him and carried him
to a deep hole of water, and after two
or three duckings of the head, lhe
capitulated, giving the wanted holi
day, and sent to a still house for a
gallon of peach brandy, of which
some of the boys drank too freely.
They remained till noon and after
demolishing the contents of their
school baskets and playing and talk
ing over their triumph, they all re
tnrned home to tell their parents of
the fun they enjoyed. This olden
time custom was soon after abolished.
The tutors in those days taught
twelve months without vacation, at
the rate of one dollar per month. The
country then was densely populated
with whites, and but few negroes, and
the schools generally contained from
thirty to fifty students.
From 1810 to 1815 there were many
fully grown pupils of both sexes in
their spelling books and Testament.
The fullest capacity as teacher, then,
was to write well, set plain copies,
and make good pens of goose quills
and mend them for pupils. The pupil
that was the best pen sman and could
read the fasted without stopping till
he finished his lesson was called the
Miss Cornella Shock's Arrival.
From the New York Sun.
A citizen of Portland, Me., was
annoyed to receive a few days ago a
letter from his sister in the county
saying that she would send a friend,
Miss Cornelia Shock, to spend some
time with his family. It was an unu
sual liberty een for a sister to take,
CAUSE OF COTTON FIRES.
'lanterm the Blame-The 1ewing of
NEW YORK, February 15.-The
cational Board of Fire and Marine
nderwriters have investigated the
ecent cotton fires and have decided
hat the fault must he laid to plan
er:. The underwriters contend that
he sewing of bales are so faulty
hat large spaces are left which ex
>ose the cotton to danger from fires.
['he underwriters invited r. commit
ee from the Cotton Exchang to meet
hem yesterday afternoon. They no
ified the cotton men of the results of
heir investigation, and stated that
hey would shortly issue rules and
'egulatious which must be adhered to
n baling cotton, if planters and ship
yers wanted insurance. The cotton
nen agreed fully with the underwrit
,rs, and at the next meeting of the
xchange they will recommend that
otton not baled according to the
orthcoming rules shall not be dealt
n on the Exchange.
Death of Nasby. the Hunorist.
TOLEDO, 0., February 15.-D. R.
Locke (Petroleum Y. Nasby) died at
is residence in this city, of con
;umption and a complication of or
;anic troubles, at 6 :30 this morning.
David Ross Locke, who has fo
Fears ranked among the leading
iewspaper humorist and practical
iewspaper men of the conntry, was
t native of New York, and was, at
;he time of his death, in his fifty-fifth
rear. In early life he learned the
)ainting business, and while yet a
)oy took his turn at "tramping."
After a while he settled down in a
ittle place called Plymouth, Ohio,
here he founded the Plymouth Ad
;ertiser. le started with no capital,
>ut the enterprise was successful.
Later he was counected with several
Jbio papers, among them the Mans
leld Herald, the Bucyrus Journal,
he Bellefontaine Repub>lican, the
Findlay Jefersonian, and the Toledo
It was at Findlay that he first be
an to write the "Petroleum V. Nas
>y" letters, which were destined not
)nly to attain a wide circulation, but
o play an important part in the ex
;itement of war times. His first let
er was upon the withdrawal from the
Lnion of South Carolina-"Wiu
;ert's Corners Secedes." The popu.
arity of these letters throughout the
]orth was something wonderful.. It
.s said that Abraham Lincoln kept a
)amphlet edition always by him.
3eorge S. Boutwell, in a speech
n New York, attributed the suc
ess of the northern armies to
hree great forces--the army, navy and
Ka9by letters. Charles Sumner asked
he privilege of writing an introduc
ion to a compilation of the series.
I'be letters have becn kept up in the
Blade up to the time of Mr. Locke's
Mr. Locke has found time to do a
great deal of literary work, having
vritten several successful plays.
Among them "Widow Bedott;"
leveaal successful books of
ravel and other works, and
and has kept hard at work editing
sis paper all the time. Mr. Locke's
:onnection wit'.1 the Blade began in
1865. and he has built it up until
now it is one of tihe most prominent
papers of the north.
Mr. Locke had amassed a large for.
~une and leaves his family in com
The New Factory at Piedrnont.
Greence Entecrprisec andv Xoundtineer.
The reliable statement that a new
ractory is to be built at Piedmont,
falls most satisfactorily on the cars
af the public. The building is to
be 300 feet long and four stories
high. Four hundred looms are to
be put into it, and from 12,000 to
14,000 spindles. Old Piedlmont and
New Piedmont combined will have
1,000 looms and 40,000 spindles. Of
the spindles, 8,000 will be used
in making yarns, which are not
woven. From 18,000. to 20,000
bales of cotton will then be used
each year, according to the kinds of
goo's mad~e, which are at present 4-4
sheetings, 3-4 shirtings, 7-8 shirtings,
and drills. From 200 to 250 new
operatives will be employed, making
about 900 in all. This immense es
tablishment will be under the man
agement of Col. IIammett, and will
be driven with water-power, soonnle
mented by steam when necessary.
TLhe population of Piedmont, it is
expected, will be increased 1.000
persons, making a total of about
Work on the new enterprise has
been begun, which is in Anderson
County, and will be in operation by
the first of October next.
The Place for the Quill D)riverM.
(Barn eell People.)
Greenville will invite the State
Press Association to meet there next
summer. But if our quill driving
brethren want a better time than they
have ever had in their lives let them
A Colored Man's Splendid Farming.
Lewis Duckett, of No. 4 Township,
who owns one of the largest and best
p antations in Newberry County, and
who is a number one farmer, has
given the O!>merrer the results of some
of his farming operations last year.
He made good crops round; but the
following were special yields.
On two acres he planted cotton
seed that he bought from Prof.
Harris, of Greenville, which the
Professor called "Duncan's Im
proved." He broadcasted the land
with home-made manure and then
put in 400 pounds-200 to the acre
-of acid. The cotton from this
patch yielded 35} pounds of lint from
100 pounds of seed cotton. From
the two acres he gathered 8,833
pounds. He had the cotton picked
by day labor at so much per hun
dred, and weighed it carefully him.
self as it was picked; so that there
can be no mistake about the yield.
The two acres made 6 bales of 508
pounds each, exclusive of the weight
of bagging and ties-or 3,1131
pounds of lint.
On a 20 acre new ground, the
third year of cultivation with 200
pounds of ammoniated fertilizers per
acre, he made 26 bales of cotton
weighing 527 pounds each, 233
On a 7 acre new ground, second
year of cultivation, he made, without
fertilizing, o7 bushels of corn, ex
clusive of the rotten and refused
corn. This was not an estimate or
guess-work, but he shucked and
measured the corn.
Lewis says that he has a little over
four acres of ground that he thinks
he can make 20 bales of cotton on,
and that he is going to try it this
Some persons who do not know
Lewis Duckett may be disposed to
question the figures above given; but
those who know him know that he is
a splendid farmer and a thoroughly
truthful and responsible man, and
that his figures are correct. He is
probably the wealthiest colored far
mer in the State, being worth from
$20,000 to $25,000.
An Old New Mexican Crater Shows
Signs of Bursting.
SAN MARCIAL, N. M., February 6.
A miner who has just returned from
a prospecting tour through the Oscura
mountains, which are situated about
100 miles east here, brings inforrma
tion to the effect that a crater, which
for many centuries has been in a
state of-inactivity, is showing signs
of bursting forth anew. Being inter
viewed to day by a Globe.Democratic
reporter to-day, he said :
"The crater lies to the south of the
Oscura range and to the east of the
great lava beds. I was attracted to
the mouth of the crater by the rising
-of the smoke, thinking that it arose,
perhaps, from the camp fire of another
party of prospectors."
"Was the smoke arising direct
from the mouth of the crater ?"
"Yes; I descended to the bottom
of the crater, which was probably
seventy five feet deep. The bottom
was composed simply of a crust of
hardened lava, near the center of
which was a small hole about as
large around as my arm and from
out this aperture the smoke was aris
ing. Some times it would come in
a large volume, once more filling the
air with dense, black smoke."
"Was this small hole the only one
on the surface of the bottom of the
"Yes, it was the only hole, but the
whole surface was intersected by
"And was the smoke pouring from
out these crevices also ?"
"No. I sup)pose the crevices were
caused during the cooling of the lava,
which was left in the crater after the
volcano had spent its force, anid are
of no great depth, while the aperture
from which the smoke was arising
was caused perhaps by the air es
caping from some vacuity in the
depths of the volcano and forcing
its way through the lava, when the
lava was in a semi-hardened state,
being too hard to run, and yet soft
enough for the air to force its way
In addition to the facts giver
above, he stated that a low, rumbling
noise could be distinctly heard at in
tervals, and that the smoke arising
from the depths of the volcanc
smelled strongly of sulphur. This
crater is situated right in the midst
of a volcanic region, being one of the
many craters that are situated in the
southeastern part of Socorro County.
It was, no doubt, as were also the
others, at some prehistoric period it
a terrible state of activity, as the
country for miles and miles around
is one solid mass of hardened lava.
It is not much to be wondered at,
then, if this volcano, like nmany
others, after lying for centuries in an
inactive state. should suddenly break~
forth with reneweC activity.
The City Concil of Charlestnn or
THE HEATHENS BLUSHED.
As They Feasted Their Eyes Upon
Washington Society Women. a
WASHINGTON, Feh-uary 14.-At A
the Cninese ball last night the Core-' rc
an Legation was present in court K
costume, and its members moved ti
about through the big parlors of Sen. cl
ator Stewart's palace with their big T
black sugar-loaf hats held on to their
curiously shaped beads by a strings
of long glass beads of different col.
ors which ran around under their yel
low chins. Their almond eyes curi
ously watched the beautiful bare L
necks and bare backs of the fair
ladies present, and the Corean Min
ister says the women of this country, D
as they appear at evening receptions,
look as though they grew up out of
their clothes. When the Coreans T
first appeard at a White House re
ception-it was in the jam of last
week-their lemon colored cheeks A
blushed to a decided orange hue, and
the leading members of the Legation
came up to Dr. Allen, their Ameri
can Secretary, and asked him if he
really thought it would be etiquette s
for them to look at these women.
Allen told them to feast their eyes,
and the indications at the ball last
night showed that they were follow.
ing his suggestion with a vengeance.
In the mean time the young girls at C
Washingtoo, at least some of them,
seem to enjoy the admiration of these
Corean nobles, and they hung around
them at this ball like the beautiful
nymphs about the ugliest satyr.
UP IN THE AIR.
The Freak of an English Millionaire In
SAN ANTONIO, TEX., February 12.
-Mr. George Fay, of Guanajuata, G
Mexico, passed through the city yes- L
terday en route for the City of Mexi
co, from which eapital he returns to
his home. Mr. Fay is an English
millionaire, and has been on a north
ern and European trip, where his mis
sion has been one of a remarkable l
character. He has lived for some t
years in the city of Guanajuata and a
owns considerable property in that h
vicinity. He is a cultured gentleman a
of immense wealth and eccentric 8
tastes, which lead him to indulge in t
fantastic luxuries as rare as they are
phenomenal. He is now engaged in
building in a suburb of Guanajuata, t
a magnificent palace that will not be C
less than 100 feet'high and surround- '
ed by immense gardens which will e
recall the legendary hanging garden m
of Babylon, an i to which access will b
be gained by a gigantic elevator. Mr. A
Fay believes that it is necessary for e
him to live at this latitude in order to a
be,from the noxious effects of the
micropes, which infest the atmos- t
phere of large cities. This aerial pal- c
ace will have telephone connections v
with the city of Guanajuata and i
be supdlied with water by means o
of huge tanks with hydrau- 1
lie power. The most curious
feature of this Cabyionian palace will
be that it will be supported by enor
mous columns of brick composed of
asbestos and paper. Mr. Pay has re
cently been to France to see in
course of construction the mammoth
towers of the Paris exposition of 1889,
for the purpose of getting some ideas
that will assist him in the building
of his palace. It is said that Mr. Pay
has drawn all his plans and calcu
lates to spend $6,000,000 in this
queer freak of his fancy.
PHIL SHERIDAN'S HOTmtR
she Tells Where He was Born, and Says He
Would not Have the Presidency.
CmICAGo, February 16.-A Times
special from Somerset, Ohio, says:
Mrs. Sherdan was visited at her
home to-day to learn what she had to
say in regard to where her son Phil
lip R. Sheridan was born. She said :
"Mr. Sheridan, my husband, and I
were born in County Carlin, Parish1
of Kilibran, and near the town of
Virginia. We landed in this country
in 1828. After residing in Albany,
N. Y., we came here to Somerset in
1826. On March 6, 1831, Phil was
born in a little frame house still
standiog on WVest South street, near
"You have no doubt heard he is
spoken of as a candidate for the
"I have, and I hope I will not hear
it again. His whole life trom his1
childhood has been one of hard labor
and he should cease. I am sure he
will not be a candidate and would
not accept the Presidency if tendered
A Colored Preacher's Comment.
New York Tribune.
Governor Taylor, of Tennessee,
recently told of a colored clergyman
who preached a sermon on the text:
"And the multitudes came to him
and he healed them of divers dis
ease." Said he: "My dying con
gregation. this is a terrible text.
Disease is in the world. The small
pox slays its hundreds, the cholera
its thousands and the yellow fever its
thousands, but in the language of the
St. Valentine's day, calles to mind
very ingenuous acrostic by Edgar
llen Poe-which appeared in the
ew York Evening Mirror of Feb.
Lary 21st, 1846. The reader will
tve no difficulty in spelling out the
iree names if he hits upon the right
ew. It is entitled:
D Her whose name is written below:
For her these lines are penned, whose
right and expressive as the stars of
Shall find her own sweet name that,
pon this page, enwrapped from every
Search narrowly these words, which
holds a treasure.
ivine, talisman, an amulet
That must be worn at heart. S. arci
well the measure,
he words, the letters themselves. Do
The smallest point, or you may lose
nd yet there is in this noGordian knot
Which one mighig not undo without a
one could mere comprehend the plot
Upon the open page, on which are
ich sweet eyes now, there lies, I say
A Musical name, oft uttered in the
i poets, for the name is a poet's too,
In common sequence set, the letters
ompose a sound delighting all to hear.
All this you'd have no trouble in de
rere you not something of a dunce,
And now I leave these riddles to
POINTS ABOUT PERSONS
Senator Wade Hampton has shaved
[f his side whiskers, and a newsp .
er correspondent says that his face
oks lrke a peeled onion.
-"Slaves and Poltroons," began
rovernor West in a speech at Salt
ake City. He did not finish. The
adience made a rush for him, and
ie speaker retired.
General Wilson and Senator Rea
an had a pleasant meeting in Wash
igton, the other day. Wilson cap
ired Reagan with President Davis
rd his party. He offered Reagan
is parole, but the latter refused to
ecept it, saying that Mr. Davis was
ick, and he would stick to him. At
iat time Reagan fully expected to
Mr. William Means, president of
:e defunct Metropolitan bank of
incinnati, is a brother-in-law of ex
ongressman Henry S. Neal of the
leventh Ohio district, and their
ives are sisters of "Bunnie" Camp
ell, the young lady in the famous
,rbuckle case. Mr. Means was sev
ral times a millionaire and a gener
1 favorite in Cincinnati society.
William Preston Johnston, son of
ie General Johnston who died at
hiloh, is president of Tulare Tni
ersity and a Shaksperean expert.
[e has not a single hair on his head
r face. Even his eyebrows and eye
ashes have disappeared,
Senator Harrison H. Riddleberger
i tall, straight and not bad looking;
.e has a long, thin face, a high, full
nrehead, and his brown hair, which
s thinning rapidly at the crown, is
embed well back. He refuses, it is
aid, invitations to state dinners at
he white house, and once declined
o go to a dinner party at Senator
malmer's because he had no dress
oat and was too poor to buy one.
Attorney-General Garland writes
o an Arkansas paper that he will
*trictly adhere to a resolution formed
n 1883 that he will not, under any
ircumstances, again be a candidate
or the United States Senate.
The best thing in Bismarck's re
lent speech was the sentence : "We
ermans fear God and nothing else
n the world."
Sir Morell Mackenzie, the Eng.
ish physician who operated on the
ferman crown prince's throat, has
-efused $30,000 to come to this coun
ry to treat a prominent citizen. And
ret $30,000 is a very respectable fee.
Captain Calhoun, who recently
lied in St. Joseph County, Michigan,
iad four sons who had not seen each
>ther in 19 years. They met in Chi
:ago on their way to their father's
'uneral and rode home in the same
:ar, two of them occupying the same
ieat, yet they did not recognize each
>ther until they met in a livery sta
>le at White Pigeon, where each was
rying to get a rig to go to the old
Standing Side b.y Side.
A laundry which stands in the
shadow of a New York church, bears
he appropriate legend on its sign.
oard : "Cleanliness is next to God
Half of us Agree With Himi.
Congressman Tiliman, of South
Carolina, says that the overcoat is a
:iorthern luxury, unworthy of a man
with blood in his veins.
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