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OliA^GEBURG, S. C> FRIDAY j SANK ART 31, 1879.
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SHERIDAN & SIMS, Proprietors.
One Year..*.. 1.50
Six Months.1.00
Ministers of the Gospel.1.00
First Instertton...:..7r.7.$l M
Euoh Subsequent Insertion.60
Liberal contracts made fur 3 mouths
and over.
tit mmmmt*
job oaj'Fic?
What part of Ihc crop is just com
pensation to the laborer ? This is an
important ques'ion, and one concern
ing which rather vague ideas prevail.
Let U3 look at it briefly, in the light
of first principles. All capital repre
sents so much labor. The value of
a house 'when finished, is measured
by the labor expended in getting the
lumber, dressing and Utting it, &c.
The labor expended in making an en
gine, melting the ore, forging the
iron and fashioning and putting it to
gether, measures its value. Now-,
suppose the gross earnings of a fami
band's labor, after deducting rent of
land and horse hire, cost of ploughs,
&C., is invested in land, his earnings
another year, after like deductions,
is invested in a horse and implements.
We have three equal things?the la
borer's work for one year?as much
land as the work can purchase?and
as good a horse and as many imple
ments as that amount of work can
buy. Now if these three equal things
are formed into a copartnership to
make a crop, ought not each one to
be entitled to an equal share* of it?
in other words to one-third of the
ciop; the laborer one-third, the laud
one-third, ana the horse and imple
ments one-third.
But, enquires one, arc these three
factors in the case equal? Let us
see. Assume that a hand can culti
vate 30 acres?-one-third in small
grain, one-third in cotton, and one
third in com. Let the land be suffi
ciently good to produce 800 lbs. oats
to the acre, 1-3 bale of cotton, and 8
bushels of corn.
At SI.00 a hundred, 8,000 ibs.
oats would bring.880 00
" 3 bales of cotton say.100 00
80 bushels corn.GO 00
Total. $210 00
From this deduct for rent of
land $2.00 per acre.. SG0 00
Hire of horse.(30 00
?Total'....i'....:^r2o oo
And there is left to represent
the value of labor proper...$120 00
Any one familiar with farming,
will admit that the above calculation
is very favorable to the laborer ; the
crops are above the average without
manure, and rent and horse 1dre arc
placed at very low figures ; and yet
the net proceeds of the year's labor
proper, would not buy 30 acres of
land at tho low price of $?.00 per
acre, and would not more than buy a
good horse and the necessary tools
to work the crop. If there is any
inequality in the three factors, lami,
labor, stock and tools, the labor is
certainly the one which is rated too
high. For let it be remembered
that to get 30 acres of cultivated
land, tiie farmer must buy and pay
taxes on at least 4 0 or more acres, to
say nothing of barns and other im
Arrangements for labor made, the
next question is, what crops to culti
vate. The testimony is universal
and without exception that those
farmers are most prosperous who buy
least?in other words who raise what
is needed for home consumption.
Excessive cultivation of money
crops has cursed us for years past,
and there is not a shadow of a doubt
ihatjour true policy is to curtail them
to tho very last degree. What par
ticular crops to plant, must bo left to
each one's discretion?soil, climate
aud surroundings entering largely
into the pro?lem. Let every one
scan closely his past experience and
see what clops have paid, and what
hare not, and discard promptly all
that have not paid. It is far bettet
to let land rest and grow vegetable
matter for its enrichment, than to ex
haust it by cultivation aud at the
same time lose by the operation.
Sowing down largely in small grain,
is another cheap method of utilizing
:Jand?if profits are small expense ac
counts ire small also. We know all
this is trite and old, but men like
wagons run in ruts?follow old hab
its?and it is only by repeated urging
that they can be turned out of them.
?Southern Cultivator.
A Baptist preacber in North Caro
lina, has read the Bible through fif
teen times in the lost lifteen years by
torch light. Last year, besides rais
ing, with his own hands, two bales of
cotton, fifty barrels of corn and two
hundred bushels of potatoes, he trav
eled two thousand miles, preached
one hundred and twenty sermons,
and received for his ministerial ser
vices $120.?Exchange.
Proposed to His Grandmother.
Col. Thornton of the East India
service, tells thus the romance of his
"One clear, starlight evening in
I June, Hellen and I were walking on
the terrace, among dower-beds that
were cut in tho soft, green turf. In
spired by the stillness and ordorous
influence of the night air, I told her
my heart's secret, with all its hopes
and fears."
"She looked up at me wondering*
ly, and teats glistened in her bcauti
ful eyes as she said :
u 'Ah, Capt. Thornton, arc you
sure? Do you?do you love me? it
cannot be. No, never.'
" 'Why,' 1 cried, impetuously press
ing my suit and her, 'you love anoth
?* 'Sir,' she said, almost sharply,
'do you know who I am?'
" 'The loveliest girl in England.'
*? 'No, sir, I am not; >roat heavens,
Captain Thornton, I am your grand
"My grandmother! Talk of sud
den shocks after that, wou't you ? I
tried to speak, but my voice failed
me. I readied out my band and
touched her. Yes, she was there,
real enough, and 1 was not dreaming.
" 'Tell me all!' I gasped.
"And standing there, by tho broad
stone coping, she told me all. How
her parents had died when she was
little more than an infant, and Sir
John, her guardian and my grand
father, had watched over her with
jealous care, always keeping her at
school, bower, until he brought her
home?a young lady.
"Then, while I was in India, the
poor old man fell suddenly ill, and
on his dying bed persuaded his young
ward to marry him, just in order to
inherit his vast estate, which she bad
refused to take as a legacy.
" 'And believe me,' said Miss Hel
len, '1 did it only to keep it for you,
the rightful heir, whose wildness had
temporalily piovoked the old gentle
man.? Washington Capital.
The Friendly Sea Gull.
A pretty story is told by the Wil
mington Star, which vouches for iis
strict accuracy. During the preva
lence of the severest storm of the
12th of September last, after the
darkness of night had set in, one of
the seamen on board of the lightship
off Frying Pan Shoals, saw a large
black bird dash through the mist and
light on the railing near where he was
standing. He took the bird which
proved to be an ordinary sea gull, all
wet aud drabbled by the storm, and
warmed and dried it in his bosom,
after which lie placed it in a bed im
provised for the occasion, after first
feeding it as if it had been a little
child. The next morning, the storm
having subsided, our seaman turned
the bird loose, of course with no ex
pectation of seeing it again. Very
much to his surprise, however, on the
very next night, aud about the same
hour of its previous visit, the gull
again put ill appearance, alighting
upon the rails of tho ship as before,
when it was fed, caressed and cared
for as on the occasion of its iirst call,
and. from that time up to the 9th of
November, nearly two months, when
the last information was received
from the ship, the bird had continued
its nightly visits and had been regu
larly fed and consigned to its "little
bed," where it would remain until
releasod the next morning.
A Feminine Mystery.
Assuming that no man ever saw a
woman slap her cars or wear carinulfs,
it behooves tho sterner sex to respect*
fully inquire why this is so. Women's
ears taken as they come, look very
much as men's ears. To an impar
tial and fair-minded observer, they
are more delicately constructed, and
naturally not well fortified against
cold as the average masculine auricu
lar appendage. The feminine ear is
not protected by whiskers or hair,
and fashion declares that the hat or
bonnet shall in no way contribute to
its warmth or general comfort. It
goes into battle against the common
enemy without armor, and with no
more preparation for the conflict than
were this the month of Juno instead
of January. That it should escape
under such circumstances^ or tliat^ un
wrapped and thus exposed, it should
not require slapping, as either a pre
ventive or protective measure, is a I
mystery which the average masculine
mind is not equal to.? Chicago Intert
Thy recent dca'.h of Mrs. Ann Hin
| mnn Kellogg, of Fail field, Conn., in
the ninety-third year of her age, re
calls an unrecorded incident of the |
war of tho revolution. Mrs. Kellogg I
f was the daughter of Captain Elishu
Iliuman* ol tlie United States nav.y,
and her mother was the only Ameri
can who remained in New London
when the town was destroyed by the
traitor Benedict Arnold, in 1781. At
that time Cdpft Hinman's ship was j
hourly expected to arrive at New
London, and it was hoped that ho
might come in time to save the town.
Mrs. llinman was Well acquinled
with Arnold, as he had often dined
at her house, and had been a friend
of her husband. Induced by anxiety
for her husband's safely, she remain
ed after all others had lied, and saw
the entry of the British from the door
way of her house. As Arnold rode
up he saw and saluted her, and said
that if she would point out her own
properly it should be spared. She
pointed out the houses of several of]
her neighbors as her own, and thus!
saved them from destruction. Arnold
remained on horseback near her
house nearly all day, noting the battle
that was raging at Fort Uns wold-, on
the Groton side of the river-, where
the tall monument commemorating
the event now stands.
I Three times were the British driv
en down the bill by the deadly fire
from the Tort. Then the ammunition
of, its defenders became exhausted,
and they were obliged to surrender.
The British ofliccr in command of the
storming party was so enraged at the
desperate defense of the fortj that, as
ho entered it, he asked: "Who com
mands here?" Colonel Lethard re
plied : "I did) but you do now," at
the same time surrendering his
I sword. The officer received the
sword and instantly plunged it into
the heart of the gallant colonel. An
j American officer, standing beside his
olonel, snatched his own sword from
[its scabbard, and, in a moment, the
cowardly Briton lay dead beside his
victim. An indiscrimidate massacre
of all within the furt followed, and
thirty of the wounded Americans
were piled into a wagon, that was
rolled down a steep hillside to the
bottom, where it was dashed in pieces
against u tree. Then huriied prepa
rations were made to evacuate their
position by the British, Arnold hav
ing learned of the expected arrival of
Captain iliuman.
Mrs. Iliuman, having witnessed
these outrages from her housetop, be
came so much incensed against the
traitor that she hurriedly descended
from the roof, took a musket from
the closet, where it hail been left the
day before by an American soldier,
and levelled it at Arnold as he sat on
his horse in front of the house. Tak
ing a long, stead)- aim, she pulled
the trigger, but the piece missed lire.
Hearing the snap of tho lock, Arnold
turned and asked her what that noise
was. With great presci.ee of mind,
she dropped the gun so that he did;
not see it, and she answered that it
w as tho. breaking of a chair.
This incident formed the subject of
a painting by Huntington, the artist,
whose wife is a grand nitec of Mrs.
Iliuman. This painting is now in
the possession of Mr. Thomas Day,
of Bergen Point, N. J. In it Mrs.
Hinman is represented as levelling a
musket at Arnold from a window in
her house, and the burning town is
seen in the background. The re
mains of both Captain and Mrs. Iliu
man now lie in the Cedar Grove
cemetery at New London, where their
monument is one of the finest to bo
Beheaded at Prayer.
Hamlet refrained from killing his
mother's husband while the latter was
on his knees, but Mrs. John S. Cald
well, of South By fiord, had no such
scruples when she decapitated her
husband with an axe. Mr. Caldwell
was knelling at a chair offering his
morning devotions, tho only other
person in the house being his sister
in-law* who was in the same devout,
posture, when Mrs.-Caldwell stealthi
ly entered the room and snatching up
i an axe, which her husband had
brought into the room tho night be
fore, dealt him a blow on the back of
his neck, which nearly severed his
head from his body. Death was in
stantaneous, and the soul of the sup
pliant followed the half uttered pray
er to the other world.
True Lovo.
What is love? It is not that exal-1
tation of heart ami soul that, devoted
to a simple object, lifts the beloved
being to its utmost, reach, attributing
to her all the virtues and worth that
Constitute the essential germ of the
worshippers character? Is it not
the first step towards the high table
land of a. calm, enduring, trustful af
fection that, independent of merely
material considerations^ and superior
to tlio judgments of the gossiping
multitue, pervades uc whole beings
and holds itself sacred among the
most sacred things of existence?
When a true woman knows that
a man loves her?not merely nd
mires, but truly loves?she is at once
inspired with an ambition to deserve
the respect which prompts the love)
even if there may be potent reasons
why that cannot be reciprocated.
She knows that he overrates her with
virtues, but determines to realize as
nearly as possible his cslimato of
them. It is the same with n man;
the knowledge of a good woman's
love makeS him nobler and belter.
I And such love lasts forever; it en
' durcs tho shock of heavy trials, is
I proof against the still more potent ef
fect of daily petty vexations ; it suf
fers no diminution from the ravages
of time or absence, but grows strong
er and surer as age comes on, and
renders the parting that must come
less bitter; for to those who truly
lovo, death is but a temporary sepa
Irue love ekalls, purifies, sancti
fies; and tine lovers are belter fitted
for heaven than those whose hearts
have never been warmed by it. Thus
there is deep und thorough satisfac
tion in the close proximity of lovers)
a real happiness in the touching of
palms, and a mystcrous pleasure in
the exchange of tender looks, but we
know also lhat there is a sacredness
about these things which is utterly
lost if they are made, as it were, an
exhibition for spectators.';
Circumstantial Evidence,
in the year 18G0 two men named
Perry and their mother were hanged
for the murder of a man who hud
never been murdered at nil* Mr.
Harrison, Lady Campden's toward,
having been collecting his lcnts, sud
denly disappeared. John Perry ac
cused bis mother, himself, and Irs
brother of having robbed Mr. Harri
son in the previous year, and of hav
ing again robbed him and murdered
him on the night when he was missed.
The mother and Richard Terry denied
all knowledge of the mailer ; but at
length pleaded guilty to the first in
dictment under some pressure of poli
cy. The other indictment was no'
then proceeded with, on the ground
that the body was not found. Hut
John persisted in Iiis story, and at the
next assize they were all tried for
murder. .John then retreated his con
fession, and said ho must have been
mad. Nevertheless, they were all
condemned. Some years after Mr.
Harrison appeared alive, and thus ac
counted for his mysterious absence:
: After receiving his rents he had been
j set upon by a gang of rulliaus, carried
to the seaside, put on ship-board, and
sold sr. a slave to *.lie Turks. After
ins master's death he escaped, and
with gicat difiieully working Ins way,
first to Lisbon, and thence to Dover,
lie arrived in England, as our law
book coolly says ulo the surprise of
all the country."
A Sad Suicide.
A telegram dated Nashville, Janu
ary lGth, says: Miss Rosa Solomon,
n beautiful Jewess, of liopkinsville,
Kentucky, who had been on a visit
to this city, committed suicide yes
terday. It is stated that she was
engaged to be? married to a gentleman
of high standing of Cincinnati upon
her return home. She had frequent
ly heard from him since her arrival
here, but yesterday evening 9he re
ceived a letter from him stating that
ho could not many her. She natu
rally evinced great distress, and
went out of the house, as her rela
tions thought, to take some fresh air.
Proceeding to R. E. Page's drug
store, she purchased 20 grains or
strychnine, saying that she wished to
poison rats. She returned to the
house and went to her room. About
9 o'clock some- of her relatives went
in and found her unconscious and in
convulsions. Several physicians were
sent for and Dr. Uaxtcr arrived, but
too late to do any good, for she died
about 10 o^clocki
FRANCISCO ALMS house, who Pock
On the the Gth of August, 1874, a
woman who gave the name of Sophia
Jansen, was committed to tho alms
house by the Insanity Commissioners
of this city, under the impression that
she was of unsound mind, but barm
less. On tho Juno following her
commitment she was discharged at
the request of tho Swedish Consul, of
which nation she was supposed to be
a representative, but subseqently her
insanity assumed a dangerous form,
and she was sent to the Stockton In
sane Asylum. I'revious to her ap-^
pearanee in this city it was known
that the vornan had walked the entire
distance from Omaha, scaling preci
pices and mouniahis, plodding rav
ines and crossing the dizzy trestles
over which the railroad passes be
tween here and that cityv
Akhouuh destitute on her arrival
here, she refused to make known the
objecto! her visit and never djd vol
unteer any information of her ea-ly
history, except that her name was
Jansen, that she was born at Smallen,
Sweden, in 183G, and had been in
the couutry live years, having come
to Evnnslown, 111., with her brother,
and joined her father, who was a
Methodist minister at that place.
Subsequently she stated that she had
left home eleven months be ore, but
she refuocd to give any reasons for
doing so. Communication was had
with the Mtij'or of Evanstown and oth
er parties mentioned by her as resid
ing there, and the result was that her
story was found to be untrue. The
mystery sui rounding this strange
wayfarer excited considerable public
interest at the time of her arrival in
this city, but after she was committed
to the alms house, all eflorls to fath
om the occasion of her peculiar be
havior having proved fruitless, she
was soon forgotten. The second link
in the queer change of her history ap
pears in the fact that not many duys
ago a young man visited the alms
house, gave a description of poor So
phia Jansen, correct in many particu
lars, and asked Concerning her where
I This young man informed Supcrin
j lendent Kvating that the strange wo
j man was his aunt, and that some five
j years ago, w hile in a fit of insanity,
she wandered from her home near St.
Louis, Mo., and hail not been heard
of since. In addition, he stated that
the woman was the sister of John G.
Kuhman, a well-known resident of
j this city, who died here in December,
j 1877, leaving property worth nearly
half a million of dollars, and which
'yields an incomo of 83,000 per
month. The unknown woman was,
therefore, an heir to Kabmau's estate,
?I2 only others being a slst?r and a
brother* w ho reside at St. Louis, and
the children of a deceased brother,
living in this city.?San Francisco
Cull, 12fA.
An Emphatic Opinion.
That a petition should be circula
ting for the pardon of Cardozo is
nothing extraordinary?for th? vilest
crimiuul has the right to circulate n
petition?but that a number of prom
inent Democrats arc signing it ie, we
I must confess, a trifle startling. The
one thing that has redeemed the in
vestigations from degenerating into
mere farces is the conviction of Car
dozo. The ex-Treasurer was as in
telligent, cultured, unctuous, bland,
Pharisaical, unscrupulous and deeply
dyed a villain as ever lived, nud con
signment to the penitentiary for a
few years is a ridiculously inadequate
punishment. To dream of pardoning
him is an insult to every outraged
citizen of the State, even the negroes
whom he duped and swindled.
Should Cardozo bo pardoned, and
should then run for any office against
any of the influential Democrats who
signed his petition, we think we
would support Cardozo. Swails has
been a sufficient example of tho ef
fect of misplaced clemency without
having Cardozo inflicted in addition.
'? Winnsboro News and Herald.
He had broken his promise to mrtr
ry the girl, and her father wanted a
money considration to help heal a
wounded heart. Tho young man said
he would consider a reasonable prop
osition. "Well* then,0 said the hate
father, who was seeking justice for
his daughter, "Young man, how does
a dollar and half strike you ?"
Killed by a Meteor.
Recently Leonidas Grover, who re
Bided in the vicinity of Newtowr,
Fountain Co., Ind., met his death in a
way that is probably without parallel
in this or any oilier country. Mr.
Grover was a widower, living on his
farm with a married daughter and her
husband. One evening the married
<eoupre had been absent on a visit to
sonic neighbors, ami uport returning
at a lalC hour entered tire House, find
ing evuything to all nppe'ArnnCXi in
usual order, and supposing that Mr.
Grover had already retired, went to
bed themselves* Next morning the
daughter arose, and having prepared
breakfast, went to the adjoining
room to call her father', and was hor
rified to find him lying upon hisshat
teied bed, a mutilated corpse. Her
screams brought the husband quickly
to the bedroom, aud an inspection
disclosed a ragged opening in the
roof, directly over the breast of the
unfortunate man, which was torn
through us if by a cannon ball and
extending downward through the
bedding and floor; other holes show
ed the direction taken by the deadly
mlsslVe. Subsequent search revealed
the fact that the awful calamity was
caused by the fall of a meteoric
stone, and the stone itseir, pyramidial
in shape and weighing twenty pounds
and a few ounces, avoirdupois^ and
stained with blood, was ilhearthei}
from a depth of nearly five feet, thus
showing the fearful impetus with
which it struck the dwelling. The
position of the corpse, with other sur
roundings, when found, showed that
the victim was asleep when stricken
aud lhat death to him was painless.
A Singular Story.
Jonathan R. Bass, of Cambria, Ni
agara C?unty, N. Y., has not a joint
in his body. He webt to bed in 1857,
and has never been out of it .since.
He cannot even moVe a finger. Ho
van as captain of a canal boat be
tween Buffalo and Rochester in 1850,
and was gelling stiff then. When he
could not do any work ho had to
quit canaling, and then went to book-
keeping. His joints kept getting
stiffer and Btilter. The doctors could
do him no good, and at last he had
to give up, and, after twenty-one
years, he has been abed at the farm
homestead ';f his family, between
Lockport and Lewiston. His trouble
commenced with a pain shooting
through the bottom of bis right foot
that tumbled him to the ground. The
foot commenced to swell aud got to
I be almost twice its natural size.
Stiffness in the joints followed. Now
JJuss is literally a bone man. There
is no more bend to his legs, arms
and body than there is to a marble
statue. His arms arc ns fast to his
side ns if they were nailed there. For
eight years after he went to bed he
could move his arms, but the joints
finally became solid bone. They have
to feed him with ft spoon. His jaws
arc ns immovable as his joints.
There is a 'space between his teeth
that is just wide enough to get food
through. In I860 ho became blind.
His mind is sound, but he Speaks
with dillloulty.
The Farmers.
Agriculture, commerce and manu,
fncliues are the three pursuits that
unite a country?but the greatest of
these is agriculture, for without its
products the spindle cannot turn and
the ship will not sail. Agriculture
furnishes the conservative element in
society, and in the end is the guid
ing, restraining, Controlling force in
government. Against 9torms of pop
ular fury, against frenzied madness
that seek collision with established
order, against I he spirit ot anarchy
that would sweep away the landmarks
and safeguards of Chtistian society
and Republican government-, the
furmers of the United St?ters Will
stand tin the shield aud bulwark?
themselves the willing sUhJecls nhd
therefore forcing all others into quiet
A Mississippi negro wa9 barefdoted
and hoeing cotton. He saw his big
toe under a clod about six feet from
him, and thought it was a mold
Smashing it with his hoc, he hopped
around and howled for a brief space;
but, finding no relief, planted the
several pounds of podei extremity
and battered loo upon a stump, and
sagely remarked : " Well, Jes you
pain and misery jes ns much as you
kin. I doesn't kyar. You huvtyo'self
moic'n you docs mo "
On the steamer St. John's wbdc&
arrived at Savannah-, Gtv, recently
from Jacksonville, was a passengilr
by tho name of John Hayes, whoso
bo&d t$ silvered as it were with lb*
frosts of Seventy winters, yet who
it seems is still afflicted with tho pas
sions and follies of youth, and is
also something of a gay Lothario.
Mn Hayes had been in the city but
a 8borttime when he was approached
by an elllcient constable and invited
to take a walk to Magistrale Wade's
office, in accordance with a warrattt
which had been issued against him.
The warrant VvAs based' upon the
complaint of Mrs. Lillie Willington*
who hud arrived the same morning
from Jacksonville, by the train oA
the Atlantic and Guif Railroad, and
who staled that the venerable Hayes
Was a gay old deceirer, and !Mr\S tefl
her in the lurch and run off with heP
properly. She was not going to bo
trifled with, on discovering that hep
ancient lover had given her the s.ipi
and bad left Jacksonville by steamer
for Savannah, she hastened to tho
depot, took die enra and overhauled
him, greatly to his disgust. Tim
lady, we umieratnnd, is only ttfSttty^
eight yeAVS oT Age, and is propossesa
iug in appearance, and is from Hart
ford, Connecticut, where Huyca also
lived. She states that the fosciua*
ting Lothario had induced her to
abandon her husband and hie with
bim to the Land of ^Idtvero to enjoy
the full fi-ulliOn ol IoVe*fe dream. She
gathered up what property she eotildv
and the pair fled to Jackson vi He*
where they had been Hying for tho
past five or six weeks. Hayes becora
ing discontented and yearning tut
additional conquests in Cupid's realm;
sagaciously collected all the personal
property of Mrs. Willington, without
bidding her an affectionate adieu, or
even a farewell kiss, took French
leave and started instanter for Sa
vannah. The fair totofev as elated \
soon discovered bis desertion and
sped over the rails after him.
The parties were each represented
by able counsel, and ttm c&Mhinaliou
was at once had before Magistrate
Wade. ARer heaving the evidencd
and the Argument the Magistrate or
dered the defendant to surrender up
the plaintiffs property-, and thus
were separated fickle* treacherous 70
years, and sweet, confiding 28.
The defendant elated that his con
duct with the plaintiff wAs not or a,
criminal nature, but Magistrate Wadd
was unable to view the proceedings
through the same glass aud did not
give credence to the assertion.
A Marrying Mail.
Rev. John Mandoline, of Brooklyn^
just sentenced to five years imprison
ment for bigamy, missed his calling:
He should have been a humorist. In
his confession to the judge he wrote:
"After my first Wife died in 1873, I
went to Philadelphia, where 1 became
acquainted with Mary K. Rustcl, and
married her. Soon af er ray wife left
me on account of my religion. I
then went to Newark as a preacher
of the Uospch There I became at>
quatnted with Ah Old widow, who pro
posed marriage to me, and-, after tell
ing her my eiicumstnnces as regards
my first wife, who is living, got mar
ried to her. She also left me. 1
then went to Bradford, Conn.* where
I made tho acquaintance or a third
woman, to whom I was married:
She found out the circumstances res
pecting my previous marriages, and
ono morning upon returning from
work I found that she also had iedi
I then came to Tioy, where 1 formed
the acquaintance of it servant girl, to
whom I was married. She fled from
mo. Learning thai this last person
intended to have me arrested, 1 left
Troy and went to Lowell, Mass. 1
came across a friend who introduced
me lo a young lady, and after sonn)
time keeping her company, I propoeod
And was married to her. About a
month after she was informed of my
previous marriages* aud 1 had to
leave Massachusetts. I then came
to Winfield, L. I., where I was mar
ried to my present wife, Miss Weidol*
and for which marriage I was locked
up. I therefore ask for mercy;"
Uncle Solomon says he has noticed
oil through his life* how ready peoj 14
are, when they have made a mistake*
to'correct it?by abusing aomebo f
else for it.

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