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so they are apt
of a houseful of com
ess of some member of
o bring the mistress to their
f the increase of wages is not
you will in all probability find
urself without a servant in the house
:when you come down stairs in the
morning, for they delight in surprising
with a mistress in this way.
I should So, after all, we of the Old Dominion
where fried chicken are not better off than our Northern
uld be supplied at a sisters. The South provides us with
But, alas! this no better domestics than Castle Garden
been realized. In- offers, and we wonder if the good cook
Dinah of my imagin- is a'thing of-the past.
tless apron and gay1
ulatto girl-gowned Making the Sun Work.
former mistress, her [Youth's Companion.]
head, adorned with One of the most notable inventions
an unomited bang~ displayed at the Paris Exhibition is an
did not look promis- apparatus for transforming the heat of
been engaged by a the sun into motive power for pump
y held possession of ing water and other mechanical uses.
ncluded to try her It is the device of a French inventor
e I asked her if she named Charles Tellier.
it. She drawled out, This apparatus is of great interest as
ad some soda." I pro- foreshadowing the time when solar
and the result was n- heat, in combination with electrical
th he vhougt that c transmission of force, will be made to
all myeffortsto teach furnish motive power for all engines
glt, for as she had at- and take the place of coal and steam, a
he winter before and change wlich will vastly cheapen man
e considered cooking ufactures and travel and greatly en
eat consered cookgg h.,nce human comfort the world over.
eath her. I struggled The heat which comes to the earth
onth, and then we in the sun's beams is, as has long been
ual pleasure. knQwn, the equivalent of from one to
B A SUBSTITUTE. tive or more horse powers for every
in search of a cook, square yard of the earth's surface, ac
from one extreme of cording to the latitude and the season
e other I found the of the year.
I had been directed. The utilization of this waste heat, its
- place it was. The conversion into usable power, has long
nocent of glass, and as been the study of inventors, and much
the problem of what time and great sums of money have
dishcloths and tea been spent upon it. M. Tellier's con
ed, for rags of every trivance aims to accomplish this object
'on were sticking out by means of water saturated with am
,they would have monia gas.
coat, so brilliant was At the freezing point water will ab
we rode up to the sorb one thousand times its volume of
ted by six or seven ammoniacal gas. But as the tempera
various stages be- ture of the water is raised this capacity
undress, when we for absorption rapidly diminishes, till.
about a girl to do at 60 degrees C., 140 degrees Fahrenheit,
promptly vanished. nearly all the absorbed gas is driven
'ted for some time, a o.
in the doorway, tell- Any one who has observed the force
name was Martha, and with which the cork sometimes pops
:go to-a "service place," forth from.a bottle of ammonia water
S.be~ did;. hentA thkereinto ite warm hand-will
soaToz1,.zsre ictthou and tmal o
Ii mcstastolid, indifferent looking the principle upon which M. Tellier's
iivldn?IjEhsve ever seen. invention rests. For the ingenious.
When,askedt if she could cook, she Frenchman has adapted this rapid ex
said thatshe"had made light bread pansability of ammonia to generate
once or twice, but reckoned that the power and drive a piston head in a
yeast wasn't- good, 'cause it didn't rise cylinder in a way similar to the use of
no how." This was discouraging, but steam.
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THUNDERBOLTS IN COLUMBIA.
The Capital Startled by a Terrific Electric
LSpecial to News and Courier.]
COLUMBIA, October 23--The long
drought which has made Columbia "as
dry as a powder horn" and raised a
considerable proportion of its loose soil
into the air, plaguing the inhabitants
sorely, ended abrnptly early this morn
iLg. At 1 a. in., distant mufterings of
thunder were heard and an hour later,
with several startling explosions, the
storm reached the city and the rain
began to pour down. There was no
wind, but the thunder was heavy and
a great deal of rain fell. The climax
was reached at 4 a. m., when a tremen
dous burst of thunder awoke every
body in the central part of the city.
Lightning had struck very near, and
suggested the thought of a conflagra
tion at that uncomfortable hour. Sure
enough, the city fire bell began ringing
after a while and the fire department
turned out, promptly enough, consid
ering the hour and the rain.
The lightning had entered the new
office of the Postal Telegraph and Ca
ble Company, located on Main street
between the Carolina National Bank
and the City Hall. It sneaked in over
the wires without leaving any trace of
its entrance, but when in the office and
coursing over the insulated wires strung
from the rear to the operating room-in
front, it revealed its presence in the ex
plosion which alarmed the city. Every
wire in the office was melted and sev
ered. The lightning arrester near the
switchboard saved the instruments
from destruction. The current passed
upward towards the tin roof and set
the woodwork of the ceiling and office
partition on fire.
The Independent steamer had its
quarters just around the corner, and a
stream of water was directed against
the burning woodwork, which soon ex
tinguished the fire. The burnt place
was not more than eighteen inches in
diameter. The office was of course
flooded with water, and much of the
pretty papering was ruined.
Manager M. S. Harris went to work
at daylight, and by 9 a. in. had put
up new office wires and was ready for
business. Fortunately no one slept on
the premises. If a man had been in
the office he could hardly have escaped.
By daylight the rain was over and
the morning was clear. A northerly
wind is lowering the temperature this
The chimney of the house of -a,
colored man in Ward 4, in this city,
was knocked down by lightning this
RIDGEWAY DEPOT BURNED.
AUGUSTA, October 23.-The severe
lightning at 3 o'clock this morning
struck the Charlotte, Columbia and
Augusta Railroad depot at Ridgeway,
S. C., and the building was burned to
the ground. All the freight in the de
pot was destroyed except the cotton,
of which only three bales were lost.
Through the heroic efforts of the rail
road agent all the money belonging to
the company, which was locked up in
the safe, was saved.
THE STORM IN AUGUSTA.
Augusta was visited by a fearful
thunder and -lightning storm, accom
panied by high winds and rain, about
3.30 o'clock this morning. Although
the storm was quite severe no damage
has yet been reported.
Modes of Execution.
A contributor to American Notes and
Queries summarizes the modes of exe
cution in different countries as follows:
Austria, gallows, public.
Bavaria, guillotine, private..
Belgium, guillotine, public.
Brunswick, axe, private.
China, sword or cord, public.
Denmark, guillotine, public.
Ecuador, musket, public.
France, guillotine, public.
Great Britain, gallows, private.
Hanover, guillotine, private.
Italy, capital punishment abolished.
Netherlands, gallows, public.
.Oldenburg, musket, public.
Portugal, gallows, public.
Prussia, sword, private.
Russia, musket, gallows, or sword,
Saxony, guillotine, private.
Spain, garrote, public.
Switzerland: Fifteen cantons, sword,
public; two cantons, guillotine, public;
two cantons, guillotine, private.
Ujnited States, other than New York,
gallows, mostly private.
Symptoms of Catarrh.
Dull, heavy headache, obstruction of
the nasal passages, discharges falling
from the head into the throat, some
times profuse, watery, and acrid, at
others, thick, tenacious, mucous, purul
ent, bloody and putrid; the eyes are
weak, watery, an inflamed; there is
ringing in the ears, deafness, hacking or
coughing to clear the throat, expector
ation of offensive matter, together with
scabs from ulcers; the voice is changed
and has a nasal twang; the breath is
offensive; smell and taste are impaired;
there is a sensation of dizziness, with
mental depression, a hacking cough
and general debility. If you have all
or any considerable ntumber of these
symptoms, you are suffering from Nasal
Cat-arrh. The more complicated your
disease has become, the greater the
number and diversity of syinptoms.
Thousands of cases annually, without
manifesting half of the above symnp
tomns, result in consumption, and end in
the grave. No disease is so common,
more deceptive and dangerous, or less
understood, or more unsuccessfully
treated, hy physicians. Five hundred
dollars reward is offered by the manu
facturers of Dr. Sage's Cat-arrh Remedy
for a case of catar.jh which they cannot
curc. Remedy sold by druggists, at
FIGHTING RESUMED IN KENTUCKY
One Man Already Killed and Several
Wounded-Both Factions Armed
and Ready for Further
CHICAGO, Oct. 23.-A dispatch from
Louisville, Ky., regarding the reported
beseiging of Judge Lewis and party in
Harlan court house by Howard and his
It had been hoped that trouble was
at an end, but an event which occurred
Saturday afternoon has precipitated a
renewal of the var. John Howard, the
nineteen-year-old brother' of Willis
Howard, was in the town where the
father of the Howard brothers lives.
Fihlay'Smith, son of Wash Smith, one
of the wealthiest men in Harlan coirn
fy, and who is spoken of as one of the
-best citizen, was also in town. John
Howard- was walking along the street
and Smith was in the door of the
Cumberland house when they saw each
other. Howard pulled his pistol and
young Smith seized a Winchester rifle
which were near him and both began
to shoot. None of the bullets were
buried in the targets they were intended
for, but it was thought at first that
Howard was killed. Smith's bullet
grazed his temple and the shock
knocked him down. While he lay there
Smith left, as did Howard a few min
The familiar sound of revolver and
rifle told the people that trouble had
come again. This shooting occurred
about 5 o'clock Saturday. John How
ard left town and when the news
reached Willis Howard, within an
hour or two, that his brother had come
near being killed by a member of the
Law and Order party, he vowed ven
geance. News was brought into Harlan
Sunday that Willis saId he intended to
wipe out all opposition to him and his
methods at one stroke. This seems to
be verified when word was received
from several directions that Willis
Howard's followers were arming them
Later a reliable messenger of the Law
and Order party brought intelligence
that the outlaw had sent word to all
his men to come well armed to a ren
dezvous a few miles from the county
seat. Willis is implicitly obeyed by his
followers, and the messenger said a
large crowd was gathering at his sum
mons. An attack was expected at any
time when the gentlemen left Harlan
Court House. The seat of justice of
Harlan court, which is now converted
into a citadel by the Law and Order
pary,'-wtich : is the nearest raili-oad
THE ATTACK MADE.
LOUISVILLE, KY., Oct. 23.-Later.
News has just been received here of an
engagement between the Howard and
Turner factions near Harlan Court
House. The fight took place yester
day, and James Dean, of Howard's
party, was killed, and tive others
wounded. Three of the Turner crowd
PARTICULARS OF THE FIGHT.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 23.-The staff
correspondent of the Times, who went
to Pineville last night, wires that paper
from the scene of battle of.yesterday
morning as follows:
Wilson Howard and one of his prin
cipal henchmen, named Jennings, are
among the wounded, and it is said
that Howard's injuries are probably
The Turners have been in possession
of the town for more than a week.
Their leader is John Tdrner, just 17
years of age. Howard's forces have
been in camp one mile from town.
There are about forty men in each~
crowd, all equipped with Winchesters
Yesterday morning Turner led his
followers and made an attack on the
Howard camp. The attacking party
got in the first work, but were finally
driven back to the town.
Report reached Pineville at 11 o'clock
this morning.that the Howard forces in
Harlan, eriraged by the battle of yester
day and the probable fatal wounding
of their leader, left camp last night and
started for Harlan Court House, in
tending to kill every body that belongs
to the opposition and burn the town.
G. C. Hoff, clerk of the Harlan county
court, at Pineville, is afraid to go home,
though he has no connection whatever
with the trouble.
THE LEWIS PARTY CUT OFF.
LOUisVILLE, Oct. 23.-The latest re
port from Harlan Court House states
that Wilson Howard had cut off Lewis
and his party from communication w'ith
the town. Eiheriff James Howard, of
Harlan, who is here, urges that the
governor send troops to that county.
He says, on. account of the wide extent
of the feud, he cannot find men not
concerned to form a posse and'execute
He Fooled the Widow.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 23.-F. M.
Hoyt, a fine looking, middle aged
stranger, was arrested this afternoon,
charged with obtaining money underi
false pretenses. A warrant was sworn
out by Mrs. Julia Hunt, a widow from
Defuniak, Fla. He went there two
months ago, representing. himself to
be a detective, aidd promising to marry
her, he got possession of her entire es
tate, which he sold and came to Louis
ville. He also secured $815 in cash from
Hymen at Edgefield.
EDGEFIELD, October 22.-Mr. Burns
Hollingsworth and Miss Sallie Strother
were married last Sunday morning.
They attended a ball the night before..
Mr. J. F. Hill, of Cincinnati, 0., and
Miss Eller Halstine were married this:
A STARTLING STATEMENT.
Enormous Concentration of Wealth in the
United States--Twenty-five Hundred
Persons Own One-half the
Wealth of Sixty Millions.
In spite of the rapid increase in the
number of millionaire in the United
States in recent years, the popular
notion is that wealth is yet very much
more evenly distributed in this country
than in England, Mr. Thos. G. Shear
man, the well known New York sta
tistician, has been engaged for some
time in collecting facts to show as pre
cisely the propotion of the wealth of
the country held by a few rich men
and families; and he finds a greater
concentration of wealth here than in
any other country. The results of his
investigation will appear in the Forum
for November, from advance sheets of
which the following facts are taken.
Mr. Shearman makes the following
eunmeration of owners of more than
$150,000,000: J. J. Astor, Trinity
$100,000,000: C. Vanderbilt, W. K.
Vanderbilt, Jay Gould, Leland Stan
ford, J. D. Rockefeller.
$70,000,000: Estate of A. Packer.
$60,000,000: John I. Blair, Estate of
$50,000,000: Wm. Astor, W. W. Astor,
Russell Sage, E. A. Stevens, estate of
Moses Taylor, estate of Brown & Ives.
$40,000,000: P. D. Armour, F. L.
Ames, Wm. Rockefeller, H. M. Flag
ler, Powers & Weightman, estate of P.
$35,000,000: C. P. Hun,tington, D. 0.
Mills, estate of T. A. Scott, J. W. Gar
$30,000,000: G. B. Roberts, Charles
Pratt, Ross Winans, E. B. Coxe, Claus
Spreckles, A. Belmont, R. J. Living
ston, Fred Weyarhauser, Mrs. Mark
Hopkins, Mrs. Hettie Green, estates of
S. M. Harkness, R. W. Coleman, I. M.
$25,000,000: A. J. Drexel, J. S. Mor
gan. J. P. Morgan, Marshall Field,
David Dows, J. G. Fair, E. T. Gerry,
estates of Governor Fairbanks, A. T.
Stewart, A. Schermerhorn.
$22,500,000: 0. H. Payne, estate of F.
A. Drexel, I. V. Williamson, W. F.
$20,000,000: F. W. Vanderbilt, Theo.
Havemeyer, H. 0. Havemeyer. W. G.
Warden, W. P. Thompson, Mrs.
Schenley, J. B. Haggin, H. A. Hutch
ins, estates of W. Sloane, C. S. Higgins,
C. Tower, Wm. Thaw. Dr. Hostetter,
.W.m. Sharon, Peter,Donohue;
These seventy names represent an
aggregate wealth of $2,700,000,000, an
average of more than $37,500,000 each.
Although Mr. Shearman, in making
this estimate, did not look for less than
twenty millionaires, be discovered in
cidentially fifty others worth more
than $10,000,000 each; and he says that
a list of ten persons can be made whose
wealth averages $100,000,000 each, and
that another list of one hundred persons
whose wealth averages $25,000,000. No
such lists can be made up in any other
country. "The richest dukes of En
gland," he says "fall below the average
wealth of a dozen American citizens;
while the greatest bankers, merchants,
and railways magnates of England can
not compare in wealth with many
The average annual income of the
richest hundred Englishmen is about
$4.50,000, but the average annual in
come of the richest hundred Americans
cannot be less than $1,200,000, and
probably exceeds $1,700,000. The rich
est of the Rothschilds, and the world
renowned banker, Baron Overstone,
each left about $1 7,000.000. Earl Dud
ley, the owner of the richest iron mines,
left $20,000,000. The Duke of Buccleuch
(and the Duke of Buccleuch carries half
of 'Scotland in his p'cket) lett about
$30,000,000. The Marquis of Bute was
worth, in 1872, about $28,000,000 in
land, and he may now\be worth $40,
000,000 in all. The Duke of Norfolk
may be worth $40,000,000, and the Duke
of Westminster perhaps $50,000,000.
Mr. Shearman's -conclusion is that
2.5,000 persons own one-half the wealth
of the United States; and that the
whole wealth of the country is practi
cally owned by 250,000 persons, or one
in sixty of the adult male population;
and he predicts, from the rapid recent
concentration of .weaith, that under
present conditions 50,000 persons will
practically own all the wealth of the
country in thirty years-or less than
one in 500 o,f the adult male popula
Big Cotton Stalk.
Simeon B. Hull tells the Mineral
Post, of Acworl'h, Ga., of a big cottonI
stalk his uncle grew just after the war.
It was fifteen feet high, grew three
years, and was about eight inches in
diameter at the ground. It contained
eighty boils on one limb, and yielded
him fifteen pounds of cotton.
Many women are prevented 'by feel
ings of delicacy from.consulting a phy
sician in those disorders arising from
functional derangement of her pecu
liarly delicate organism, and the most
serious results are often caused by this
neglect. To such persons Dr. Pierce's
Favorite Prescription is an especial
boon, as it offers a sure and safe cure
for all those distressing disorders to
which women are peculiarly subject,
while it saves a modest girl or woman
from the embarrassment of a personal
consultation with a physician. "Favor
ite Prescription" is the only medicine
for woman's peculiar weaknesses and*
ailnents, sold by druggists, under a
positive guarantee from the manufac
turers, that it will give satisfaction in
every case, or money will be refunded.
See gui,'aratem bttle wrapper.
A Presbyterian Boycott on Professor Wood
The opening of the present session of
the Columbia Theological Seminary
has been signalized by the renewal of
the "boycott" which was instituted
year before last by the faculty, then
consisting of Professors Tadlock, Gi
rardean and Hersman. Last year, so
far as we know, no case arose to test the
views of Drs. McPheeters and Beattie,
who were then associated with Drs.
Tadlock and Girardeau. But this year,
we have learned from different sources,
an event has occurred which shows
that the present faculty unanimously
concurs as to the "boycott" with the
faculty which instituted it.
A young gentleman who had recently
graduated at the University of South
Carolina, where he had studied geol
ogy, astronomy, physiology and physics
under Professor Woodrow, presented
himself before the faculty of the Semi
nary, desiring admission to the junior
class. There were present Professors
Tadlock, Girardeau, McPheeters and
Beattie. During his examination he
stated that he desired to pursue the
study of mineralogy at the University
under Professor Woodrow, and asked
whether he would be allowed to do so.
To this Dr. Girardeau replied, urging
him not to press that request as it
would be opposed; that permission
would be readily given to attend the
instructions of any other professor in
the University but not Dr. Woodrow's.
To this statement no objection was
made by any one present, all by their
silence giving their assent. The stu
dent, seeing the state of affairs, for
bore to urge his request, and so the
matter ended-the faculty unanimously
acquiescing in this ending and thereby
became parties to it.
Indictnents Found Against Burke.
NEW ORLEANS. Oct. 23.-The grand
jury to-day resumed the State bond in
vestigation and returned three more
indictments, two of them being against
ex-Treasurer E. A.' Burke for forgery
in uttering, as true, forged bonds of the
State. The forgery is understood to con
sist in having numbered constitutional
bonds that were negotiated by Maurice
Hart for Burke. They were pledged to
various banks of the city, and when
their fraudtflent character was discov
ered they were returned to Hart and
he refunded the money he had bor
rowed upon theni. Consequently.Hart
is $20,000 out of his pocket. In obed
ience to a mandatory order of the court
calling for dispatches sent from this
city to Major Burke in London since
the bond investigat' n has been going
on, J. T. Alleyn, m. sger of the West
ern Union TelegrapL company in this
city, has been befor the grand jury,
and it is understood, submitted the dis
patches specfically called for. It is
believed, however, that they did not
contain anything of importance to the
The Plant that Will Down the Jute Trust.
- [G reenville News.] .
A News reporter was yesterday
shown a small specimen of the sisal
hemp, a plant that is now being grown
in Florida and which is expected to
some day do away with jute and is now
looked upon as an article that will
down the jute trust.
Aaron Cannon, of Laurens County,
obtained the specimen from a person at
the Atlanta Exposition, together with
a pamphlet giving a description of how
it is grown, etc. The sisal hemp is a
species of grass something like the bear
grass thbat is abundant in the lower sec
tion of this State The stemls arelike the
Palmetto tree and these with the
leaves are what are used in mak
ing ropes, cords, etc., and what is ex
pected will make the best and cheapest
of bagginlg. A gentlemen of Florida
now has a machine at work which is
developing the manufacture of many
articles from the plant and it is claimed
that all that is needed now is a machine
for making bagging and persons are at
work with this idea in view.
Sisal hemp is a native of the Baliama
islands and is grown In great quantities
in Yucatan, Spain and Cuba. The ex
ports from Yucatan to this country in
1888 amounted to over $6,000,000. It
was in troduced into Florida forty years
ago and had been grown on a small
scale there until recent years when
prominent planters began to plant it
freely. It is well adapted to any warm
The fibre is strong and tough and is
claimned by exerts to be better than
that of jute. The hemp is planted in
rows and the first few years does not
yield much. It is sold by the ton, and
the average amlount realized from an
acre is said to be about $50.
A Mot.lon "Squash."
Colonel M- , commonwealth's
for -County, had unbounded in
fluence over the presiding justice of the
County Court under the old system.
B-, a young lawyer, had been re
tained to defend a prisoner, and dis
covering what he conceived to be a
fatal defect in the indictment, sub
rnitted a motion to quash. He was
proceeding to sustain his point as best
be could when the presiding justice, a
rat old fellow, settled himself in his
rhair and f'-'l asleep. The argument
proceeded, and at its close "the Squire"
roused up, and rubbing his eyes, said,
Colonel M- was on his feet in a
moment, and inquired, with much
Isperity, "Do I understand this Court
is sustaining the motion to quash my
"Oh ! No, Kurnil," said the Squire.
r snnuahes the motion to sqush.".
Everywhere the Same.
Two men were chatting in Power.
Hotel, Rochester, last evening. "Lei
me tell you something funny," said on:
of them. "About two weeks ago my
watch got out of order. Of course
didn't know what ailed it, so I took i1
to a jeweller. 'The main spring is eul
of gear and it needs cleaning,' said thi
man who talked with me. As I fell
pretty poor I asked what the pricf
would be. 'Four dollars,' said he
That hit me pretty hard, and I con
cluded not to leave it. In a day or tw
I dropped into another jeweller's ani
asked what he would charge to :2
tha timepiece. He .wQuld do .it fo
$3.50. To make the story short,
tried at least half a dozen differen1
jewellers and got figures all the wa.
from $4 to $1.50. Wondering why then
was so much difference in the valu:
men put upon their work in this par
ticular line of business I landed in or
a fellow who kept an unpreptiow
shop and asked him if there, was any
thing wrong with this watch. -Look
ing at it carefully through his glass h1
said there was a screw loose-that wa.
all: He tightened it and charged me
fifty cents. Aside from this nothinj
was wrong;and the watch didn't neec
cleaning, he said. Funny thing, wasn'1
Whats the Matter with P r
A pious and prosperous7old deacon o
Portsmouth. N. H., had been specu.
lating in pork on a "margin," and foi
some months was very successful it
his ventures, so that he saw visions o:
great wealth in the near future. Bu1
after a time pork did not pay so well
and still he kept speculating, until t
sudden panic in pork caused him tc
loose heavily, and to square himself hA
placed an attachment to the amoun1
he had lost on his brokers, and soughi
to recover by law what he had lost b3
This sudden catastrophe of course
noised the secret of the deacon's spee
ulations abroad, and his unseeml3
haste for wealth became the talk of the
town. But the deacon braved it dowi
and went about the streets with hif
head as high as ever.
One evening he attended prayex
meeting at his church and the pastoi
.called upon him to lead theexercise
by asking Divine- guidance. Theinvo
cation was after the desconi usai
style.. Beginning with. the,presideni
and his cabinet, he besought prosper t;
for all the rulers of the' natio'n, stat
and city in order. '!in.brxehiing of
into lesser affairs he was praying elo
quently for tie financial. success of al
Portsmouth enumerating every trad:
and calling in succession, when a sinful
mirth loving boy in the back part o
the chunrch called out: "What's i
matter with pork?"
A large sized hush fell on the con
gregation then and there, during whici
the good deacon made haste to "boi
down" his remarks and take his seat
Next to having his investments pai
out profitably the deacon has an arden
yearning to;find that wicked boy. H
wants to talk with him.
. Big Lumber Enterprise for Oconee.
We made mention in our issue of tha
10th instant that Mr. John Mitchell, o
Marquette, Michigan, in company witi
our Mr. G. Wanner, were en route tV
the mountains of Oconee and adjoining
sections of Georgia and North Carolin;
to buy timber trees for the firm o
Powell & Mitchell, large furnitura
manufacturers. They returned las
Saturday for a few days rest., We lear:
that they have been successful In secuz
ing nearly all the timber, such as por
lar, ash and white pine, on both side
of Chatuga and Tugaloo rivers, for:
distance of over fifty miles. They hav,
procured a suitable site for the boons
and mills, near the Air Line Railroa:
bridge on Tugaloo river, and. in tha
near future Messrs. Powell & Mitchel
will begin the manufacture of this in
mense body of timber into useful arti
eles of furniture and husbandry.
An Interesting Family.
In the Western part of North Caro
lina, about seven miles West of Ho
Springs, there lives a family by th
name of Brooks. It is a very interest
ing one, and many a visitor to the quie
little town of Hot Springs has had hi:
curiosity so aroused by stories of thi
family that he has hired a teani an<
driven seven miles to the Brooks resi
dence. This consists of a little low loi
cabin in an unsettled district, and is os
cupied by father, mother and twente
very handsome children. Every oni
is a blonde, with yellow golden hai:
and peachy complexion, and allas igno
rant, wild and untutored as they ar;
beautiful. In addition to the abovy
family proper, the two oldest girls are
married, and one is a widow with tw:
children and the other has three chil
dren and a husband. Both these littli
families are living with the old folks at
home, making in all a family of twenty
eight, when none are missing. Th4
home or log cabirn consists of but on4
room, and that is a very sniall one
The family sleep in berths, arranged
like those on a sbip.
Our Mammnoth Corn Crop.
COLLMBIA, 8. C., Oct. 22.-The De
partment of Agriculture reports a phe.
nomenal yield of corn for the State thi:
season, the crop being over twenty
million bushels. The nearest approach
to this since the war was seventeen
A Baby's Resections.
[London Figaro.] -
I'm a very little baby,
Little face and hands and feet
And my mother says she never ,
Saw a baby half so sweet.
It is nice to hear them talking
In that way, but I can see,
Oh, a lot of little babies,
Who all look and laugh like me.
When I look out of the window
There's a baby in the grass.
And he waves his hand as I do
To the people as they pass;
When I put out hands to touch him
And to pat him on the cheek,
He will look and act as I do,
But he'll never, never speak.
There's a baby in the mirror
There's a baby in the spoon,
And there's one in front of mother
When we play a little tune.
These are funny little babies,
Where I go they always come,
But I never hear them talking,
So I guess they're deaf and dumb
Heroic Act of a Farmer's Boy.
LovisviLLE. KY, October 23.-Van
.dyke Heyser, an eighteen-year-old boy,
who was injured in the wreck at Nollin,_
fifty-three miles below here, on .the
Louisville and lNashville Railroad, yes- .
terday morning, died in the afternoon.
Heyser was a farmer's boy, and was
coming to Louisville to get work.
When the mail train appeared and all
began to flee, Heyser ran toward the
coach door. He was almost out on the
platform, and In a second more would.
have been safe, when a frightened wo
man reached his side, nearly fainting
with terror. She would have fallen had
not Heyser seen her condition and -
nobly gone to her rescue. Supporting
her with one arm, he stepped to ope
side and assisted her to pass him, genfy
forcing her out to the platform. Before
he could follow her, the mail train
crashed into the accommodation train,
and the heroic boy was caught in'the -
ruins and fatally injured. A few mo
ments later he was dragged out from .
the dust and smoke of- the wrecked;
coach, torn and lacerated by -splinters
and his body about the hipsso badly
crushed that there was no doubt that
his death was only a few hours off.
A Colored State Fair. .
It seems that the colored people of r=
the State are going to emulate their -
North Carolina brethren, and hav .ar
State Fair of their own.
Col. A. P Buter commissionerof
agriculture,, has received aletter*.vn
A.E. Hampton pesideifeftieo .
posito,fting; that his: comnys
r during,thefirst week in January, 1890
and asking leave to use for the purpose
I the.State Fair grounds and buildings.
Col. Butler has, of course, no-authority
in this matter, but has referred the re
quest to Secretary Holloway, of ithe
State Fair Association. -The commie
sioner will give the colored peoj)ie ia
possible assistance in 'their enterprise
and has written the railroad companies -
1 sking them to give reduced ratesof
freight and passage to the proposed
fair. As soon as he.receives the answers
She will make them public. A
The Daughters of the Confederacy
Nzw OREANs, October19.-8carcely
any young. lady in the country is bet
ter known by reputation than Miss - -
fWinnie Davis, daughter of Jefferson
Davis, but more generally known as
the "Daughter of the Confederacy?"
This young lady leaves on Tuesday
next for New York, whence she will
Sin a few days sail for Europe.. Miss
~Davis goes as the guest of Mrs. Pulitzer, -
t of New:York, who takes her abroad in
the -hope of restoring her to health.
- For the past year, or, in-fact, since she
- made her tour of the Northern States,
5 Miss Davis has not been in good health.
SHer..eyesight troubles her.seriously,
and she suffers from a constant pain in
the side. All literary work and even
reading has been abandoned. It is
Sthought that six months at the health
resorts of Germany, prefaced by a
winter on the Rivera, will restore her
- to perfect health. Her mother is in
New Orleans to-day making afrange
ments for Miss Winnie's departure for
New York. .
The Color Line at Harvard.
BOSToN, October 19.-The senior
class at Harvard College has elected
Clement Garrett Morgan, a colored
man, as class orator. The eiection was
hotly contested, but Morgan received a
substantial majority, about 270 men
voting. He entered the college with
little means, and during.his freshman
year worked in odd hours in.a barber
shop. Since then his rank as a student7
has brought him beneficiary money
from the college. Last yeaLr, as corn
petitor for the Boylston prizes, he car
ried his audience by storm and won the -
Deafness Can't be Cured
by local application, as they cannot
reach the diseased portion of the ear.
There is only one way to cure deafness,
and that is by constitutional remedies.
Deafness is caused by an inflamed con
dition of the mucus lining of the Ens
tacbian Tube. When this tube gets in
flamed you have a rumbling sound or
imperfect hearing, and when it is en
tirely closed, Deafness is the result, and
unless the infiamiation can be taken
out and this tube restored to its normal p
condition, hearing will be destroyed
forever; nine cases out of ten are caused
by catarrh, which is nothing but an
inflamed condition of the mucus sur
We will give One Hundre<1 Dollars
for any case of Deafn.ess (caused by
catarrh), that we'cannot.eure by taking
Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for circulirs,
F. 3. CHENEY & CO.. Toledo. O'