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INCONSISTENCY.
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HAT IS TIIE REVOLUTION THE REPUB
LICANS FEAR?
j When the Republican party in '7G
apd '77 tore the conti'ol of the execu
tive branch of the government away
from the lawfully-elected President,
the Democrats of the country pa
tiently endured the great wrong and
went back to the peoplo of the coun
try for a confirmation of the high
l trusts confided to them. It now so
transpires that i'uey hoiu both houses ;
won, yes, won on the very issues in
volved, in the very abuses of those
same laws, the repeal of which the
Republicans meet with such implaca
ble hostility, openly avowing their
determination to defeat the measure
repealing these laws at any cost.
Should they bo introduced as seper
ate measures, they will lillibusler,
and, holding to high party service
the very President they had forced
upon the country and the Democracy
by fraud and menace, they now sum
mon him with the veto power in his
hands and demand that he should
use it if the people's representatives,
in their high right, presume to graft
upon' the appropriation bills such
measures of relief as will can*}' out
in letter and spirit what the people
have themselves endorsed in three
consecutive elections. Thus the
Democracy, in possession of the full
confidence of the people, find nothing
in the way of fulfilling the solemn
demands o f the" country but the veto
of the fraudulent Executive the Re
publicans now hold as their last card
against bo'.h houses of Congress and
the people of the country as well.
Hovr, is this veto invoked to protect
and defend the constitution ? If so,
there might be justification of this
cabal. But it is not pretended by
anybody that the repeal of any or all
these Jaws is in auy possible way un
constitutional. For manifestly if one
Congress .could pass them another
. Congress can repeal them. Therefore
.the^Republicans can set up no such
claim. - But the Democracy on the
. ptfieV/ hand hold these laws they
would repeal to be clearly unconsti
tutional and ulterly invasive of the
reserved "rights of the several States
or the people," and being such they
are constrained by their oaths to re
peal them. But it may be said "do
so in a regular way," "do not make
them riders of appropriation bills and
thus inaugurate a revolutionary
metdod of legislation." Would it be
believed that this is from the mouths
of those partisans who through the
course of a quarter of a century, be
ginning in 1856, have again and
again, at distinct intervals and under
various political exigences, and in no
less than three several Congresses,
pressed this very system of legisla
tion into service, and that the very
election laws they defend were so
forced upon the country? Can inso
lence and base hypocrisj' go further
than all this? But whilst they filli
buster on the one hand if sepcratc
bills nre introduced for the repeal of
the obnoxious laws which they have
hitherto used in the presence ol the
whole country for unblushing parti
san purposes, and which, if left on
the statute booke, will be again so
abused, they demand of their Execu
tive that he should stand by them as
a partisan leader and veto the appro
priation bills of Congress for being
coupled*with the very provision they
openly declared they will fillibuster
against if presented in the ordinary
course of legislation. Is there noth
ing revolutionary in such conduct?
Is this not indeed a "new rebellion
sprung on the country in pursuance
of that other rebellion by which
Gen. Grant seized State llousea, sup
pressed the people's lawful assemblies
and forced upon Congress at the
point of the sword the acceptance of
"a commission which standing 8 to 7
sanctified the great Presidential fraud
before the country and the world?
Can open facts attest more fully, can
human language portray more con
vincingly the bold and blatant false
hood which talks of "starving out the
government of Confederate briga
diers?" "Snooting the Union to
death" and all this? Who practiced
for fonr years this system of riders?
Whose bristling bayonets were those
that gleamed three years ago in our
State Houses and barred the way of
the representatives of the people to
the legislative halls? Whose artille
ry was It that was summoned to
Washington and held ready to be
parked on the avenue of the Federal
capital? Whose army was that mo
bilized for the march on Washington?
We say to our stalwart accusers,
were they not 3*011 r former masters,
who drew his sabre against the con
stitution and the country, and liber
ty itself? And we, have wo not
borne in patience %\\ tips, and gone j
back to the people and come again
in their name seeking nnd ensuing
peace at your hands, but to meet
with malignant maligning, which pro
nounces Northern Democrats "cow
ardly plotters" and Southern Demo
crats "traitorous rebels?" You de
manded the executive office at our
bunds or war. , We gave it up to you
rather than inflict war on the country.
You now demand that; the people's
representatives shall submit the high
est legislative rights, with which the
people have entrusted them in the
constitution, to tho stolen "factor.in
the legislative power of the country"
?tell us that "tho feelings created
by the war arc not yet pacified," and
bid us submit! There is but one an
swer wo can now make as freemen?
We will not ! You threaten to car
ry the issues before the people. ,We
will meet you and gladly. Should
the people decide against us in choos
ing their lawful representatives, wc
will teach you a lesson wo Jong have
learned, but yon never, which is to
submit to the behests of that peoplo
cheerfully and bravely. You cannot
betray us into, wrong, do what you
ma}'; nor can you push the Demoera-.
cy out of control of the government
the people have given them, do what
you dare !?Columbia Register.
A Remedy Needed.
The most atrocious murder that
has taken place in the annals of crime
for a long period of 3'ears was the
killing of Judge Elliot, of the Ken
tucky Court of Appeals, at Frankfort
recently. It was more deliberate
even than the Alston murder in At
lanta. Judge Elliott having render
ed an opinion adverse to the case of
Thomas Buford, was approaching the
Capito.1 Hotel 4at dinnertime, when
Buford, who had prepared himself
for the horrible deed, deliberately
shot Judge Elliott dead in his tiacks
with a double-barrelled shot-gun.
The other barrel of the gun, ho said,
was loaded for Judge Pryor, and
some children being in the way was
all that prevented a double murder.
A sad state of affairs must exist when
men become bold and desperate
enough to openly commit such horri
ble crimes as this. It is awful to
contemplate, and the example will
have a woeful eirect upon soeict}', un
less the gallows is brought quickly to
the rescue to stay the murderer's
bloody hand. Justice should be
promptly meted out in such cases,
and the habit of delaying the trials
of such bloody villians should be dis
pensed with. Better that he was
hung on the day ho committed the
deed.?Orecnvil'e News. ^ i
A Hint to Young Husbands.
Love and appreciation are to a wo
man what dew and sunshine arc to a
flower. They refresh and brighten
her whole life. They make her
strong-hearted nnd keen-sighted in
everything affecting the welfare of her
home. They enable her to cheer tier
husband, when the cares of life press
heavily upon him, and to be a very
providence to her children. To know
that her husband loves her and is
proud of her, and believes in her ;
that even her faults arc looked upon
with tenderness ; that her face, to one,
at least, is the fairest in all the world ;
that the heart, which to her is the
greatest and noblest, holds her sacred
in its inmost recesses above all wo
men, gives her a strength, and cour
age, and sweetness', and vivacity,
which all the wealth of the world
cpuld not bestow. Let a woman's
life be pervaded with such an inflence
and her heart and mind will never
grow old, but will blossom, and
sweeten, and brighten in perpetual
youth.
The other day, not a hundred miles
from Abbeville, we saw a wondrous
sight?a young white man with a
ragged coat on his back, with n shab
by hat and decayed shoes, driving a
rickety wagon drawn by two aged
skin-and-bono mules in patched nnd
rotten harness. Wc asked ourselves
the cause of all this poverty. The
answer wus at hand, was before our
eyes and appealing to our nose ; it
was in the wagon and the poor young
man was sitting upon it?a load of
guano!?Press and Banner,
KNlOIITS OP HONOR.
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INTERESTING ARTICLE ON THE ORIGIN
AND PURPOSE OF THIS ORDER.
Editor Orangeburg Democrat:
In a recent number of tho Demo
crat you noticed the organization of
a'Lodge of'Knights of Honor in Or
angeburg under very favorable aus
pices. As the Ordor is comparative
ly a now one in this county, and in
fact not old anywhere, a little light
thrown on its origin and objects may
be of interest to your readers, and
particularly so to all new members:
The Order of Knights of Honor
is a secret benevolent society, com
posed of a Supreme, Grand and Sub
ordinate Lodges. It was established
in June, 1873, by persons who felt
that tho various systems of. relief to
tho families of deceased members, as
adopted by other orders, was ' defi
cient in important rospects, and who
believed that ,an.'Order .established
with tho pu/pose of paying a death
benefit as one of its main objects
would meet with approval and suc
cess. The unprecedented growth of
the Order has confirmed tho wisdom
of its projectors. Tho objects of the
Order arc stated brieily by the Su
preme Lodge Charter as follows :
First. To unite fraternally all ac
ceptable white men of every profes
sion, business and occupation.
Second. To give all pos3iblo moral
and material aid in its power to its
members, and those depending on its
members, by holding moral, instruc
tive and scientific lectures, by en
couraging each other in business, and
by assisting each other to obtain em
ployment.
Third. To promoto benevolence
and charity by establishing a Wi
dows' and Orphans* Benefit Fund,
from which, on satisfactory evidence
of the death of a member of this cor
poration, who has complied with all
its lawful requirements, a sum not
exceeding two thousand dollars shall
be paid to his fauilly, or as he may
direct. ii i
Fourth. To provide for creating a
fund,for the relieffOf sick nud distress
ed members^
Fifth. To ameliorate the condition
of humanity in every, possible man*
n.dr. . I ' .:
The first Lodge in this county (Le
banon) was organized at St. Mat
thews Academy on the 15th of Sep
tember, 1877. During the present
year Lodges have been organized at
St. Matthews, Branchv.ille and Or
angeburg. The Order now numbers
over one hundred members in this
county and rapidly increasing. Un
til' sometime last summer the Lodge
at St. Matthews Academy was the
only one in the State South of Co
lumbia. Since then they have been
organized at Charleston, Blackville,
and other places. The Order now
numbers over 45,000 members in the
United States.
As a distinctive feature from other
life insurance organizations, there
are no large salaried olliccrs at its'
head, and no large amounts of money
are allowed to accumulate in the
hands of its officials. Ihc Benefit
Funds are collected by assessments
on each member upon the death of
any member in the Order; but while
there remains as much as two thous
and dollars in the hands of the Su
preme Treasurer no assessment can
be made. In other words, when an
assessment is called for and collected
the Supreme Treasurer cannot make
another assessment until he shall
have paid out all the money collected,
so as to reduce tho amount in his
hands to less than two thousand dol
lars. This Widows' and Orphans'
Benefit Fund can be used for no
other purpose than paying up these
'death rales of two thousand dollars.
The assessments now average one to
every' twenty-seven deaths, and they
average about one assessment each
month. The annual dues are seven
ty-live cents per quarter, so that we
have for those under forty-five years
of age, an insurance of two thousand
dollars at an annual cost of fifteen
dollars. Those over that age and up
to fifty-five are assessed at a higher
rate. None are admitted after hav
ing passed the latter age.
The yellow fever epidemic lust
summer swept away one hundred and
ninety-five members of tho Order,
causing the Lodges to bo called on
for about seven extra nsscssmpnts.
These are now all paid up. The Or*
der paid out on theso yellow fever
deaths ?390,000 to the families of
tho deceased, and the Order is strong
er to-day than before the Scourge.
For a cheap, safe and reliable life in
surance it cannot he excelled* As a
social, fraternal and benevolent insti
tution its rank is among tho foremost.
j. W. Su^Meiis.
Middle St. Matthews.
The Love ot Home8 ?
A man who is not ashain<2d'of him
self need not be ashamed oftds early
condition. It happened to inc to be
born in a log-cabin, raised among the
snow-drifts of New Hampshire at a
period so early that when the smoke
lirst rose from its rude chimney and
curled over the frozen hills there was
no similar evidence of a white man's
habitation between it and the settle
ments on the rivers of Canada. Its
remains still exist; I make-it an an
nual visit. I carry my children to it
to teach tho hardships endured by the
generations which have gphe before
them. I lovo to dwell on tho tender
recollections, the kindred- ties, the
early affections and the narrations
and incidents which mingle with all I
know of this primitive family; abode.
I weep to think that none of those
who inhabited it are now among the
living, and if ever I fail in.hffection
ate veneration for him who- raised it
und defended it against savage vio
lence and destruction, cherished all
the domestic virtues beneaUrlts roof,
and through the lire and blood of
seven ycurs' revolutionary wir shrunk
from no toil, no sacrifice to serve his
country, nnd to raise his children to
a condition better than his^mn mny
my name and the name of wy poster
ity be blotjcd forever from the memo
ry of mankind.?Daniel Webster.
A Terrifio Storm.
Wo learn that tho rain Storm on
Saturday evening, 22d ult., was very
destructive in some sections of the
county. In the neighborhood of
Camp Creek Church miles of fencing
were blown level with the ground.
On the plantation of Mr.jj. H. W.
Stevens, in the WaxhawsJthc storm
partook somfewhat of hOrricane, blow
ing down houses and twisting off the
tops of large trees. The track of the
hurricane was from west f> east, and
extended only about 400 yards in
width. Singular to state, yet we are
informed that no lives were lost.
Air. John Denton was shelling corn
ia Ins crib when the storm struck the
house, parring oil* the roof and scat
tering the timber in every direction,
yet ho received but slight injur}*. A
stable, containing two mules, was
leveled to the earth, yet the mules
came out unhurt. At this place the
I rain fell in torrents for about fifteen
minutes, and the wind blew with
great velocity, and was very destruc
tive to many fine fruit trees. We
presume, from the indications, that
the storm was pretty general through
out the count}'.?Lancaster Ledger
The Horrors of Famine.
London, March 10.?Correspond
ence of the Times, dated Arment,
Upper Egypt, February 24, gives a
heart-rending account of the condi
tion of the population of the Nile
Valley. The scenes are described to
rejcmble those in India during the re
cent famine. In bouic of tho villages
the people arc past help, sitting naked
like beasts, eating roots, and sufler
with the endurance of despair. Mad
ness, worked on by famine, stamps
such a brand on the starving Fellahs
us cannot be easily described. In
ono town the women and children
fought over scraps of bread like wild
animals. The case is said to be still
worse in the inland hamlets, where
the villagers arc said to be starving
like dogs.
Keep a Scrap Book.
Every farmer should do this. When
he finds a valuable hint in his paper
he should cut it out at once and pre
scrvo it for future reference. In a
few years, if he pursues this plan, he
will have collected a library of valua
ble information of such a character as
is not to be obtained from any other
source. If he does not keep a scrap
book his papers will soon be mislaid
or lorn up and then the good ideas
he has obtained from reading thorn
will soon have passed from his mind
nnd been lost. An old Government
Patent Offico or Financial Report
makes n scrap-book that will answer
very well. Cut out two leaves and
paste scraps on both sides of one
throughout the book?this will fill it
evenly.
HR. BLIFKIN'S FIRST BAU V.
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A PICTURE THAT EVERY FOND FATHER
WILL RECOGNIZE.
That first bhby was a grout institu
tion. As soon as ho came into this
"breathing world," as the late Win.
Shakespeare lias it, ho took command
in our house. 'Everything was sub
servient to him. He regulated the
servants, ho regulated me. For the
first six ironths of that precious ba
by's existence he had me up, on an
average, si* times a night. "Mr.
Blifkins" said my wife, "bring a
light do; the baby looks strangely ;
I'm afraid it will have a fit." Of
course the lamp was brought, and of
course the baby lay sucking his fist,
like a little bear as he was. "Mr.
Blifkins," says ray wife, "I think I
feel a draught of air; I'wish 3'ou
would get up and see if the window
is not open a little, because baby
might get sick." Nothing, was the
matter with the window, ns I knew
very well. "Mr. Blifkins," Said my
my wife just as I was going to sleep
again, "the lamp, as you have placed
it, shines directly in baby's eyes?
strange that you have no more con
sideration." I arranged tho light
nrd went to bed again. Just ns I was
dropping to sleep?"Mr. Blifkins,"
said my wife, "did you think to buy
that broma, to-day, for the baby?"
"My dear," said I, "will you do me
the injustice to believe that I could
overlook a matter so essential to the
comfort of that inestimable child?"
She apologised very handsomely, but
made her anxiety the scapegoat. I
forgave her, and without saying a
word to her I addressed ray self to
sleep. "Mr. Blifkins," said my wife,
shaking me, "you must not snore so ;
you will wake up the baby." "Jest
so?jest so," said I, half asleep,
thinking I was Solon Shingle. "Mr.
Blifkins," said my wife, "will you got
up and band roe that warm gruel
from the nurse-lamp for baby*??the
child I if it wasn't for his mother I
dont know what he would do. How
can you sleep so, Mr. BJifkins?" "I
suspect, my dear," said I, Jtthat it is
because I'm tired." "Oh, it's -very
well for you men to talk about being
tired," said ray wife ; "I don't know
what you would say if you bad to
toil and drudge like a poor woman
with a baby." 1 tried to soothe her
by telling her she had no patience,
and got up for the posset. Having
aided in answering to tbc baby's re
quirements, I stepped into bed again,
with the hope of sleeping. "Oh,
dear," said that inestimable woman,
in great apparent anguish, "how can
a man, who has arrived at the honor
of a live baby of his own. sleep when
he don't know that the dear creature
will live till morning?" I remained
silent, and after awhile, deeming that
Mrs. Blifkins had gone to sleep, I
stretched my limbs for repose. How
long I slept I don't know, but I was
awakcucd bv a furious job in the
forehead from some sharp instrument.
I started up, and Mrs. Blifkins was
sitting up in bed, adjusting some por
tions of the baby's dress. She had,
in a state of serai-somnolence, mis
taken my head for tho pillow, which
she customarily used for a nocturnal
pin cushion. I protested against such
treatment in somewhat round terms,
pointing to several round perforations
in my forehead. She told rac I should
willingly bear such trifling ills for tho
sake of the baby. I insisted upon
it that I didn't think my duty as a
parent to the immortal required the
surrender of my forehead 03 a pin
cushion. This was one of tho many
nights passed in this way. Tho baby
was what every mau's first baby is:?
an autocrat, absolute and unlimited.
Such was the story of Blifkins, ns he
related it to us the other day. It is
a little exaggerated picture of almost
every man's experience.
Psalms of David.
Lamartine says that they are a
"vase of perfume broken on the steps
of the teinplo, slicddidg its odor to all
humanity." Paul Ucrhart calls them
'?ft deep sea in which uru hid the
most costly pearls, a paradise of most
delicious fruits and HowerV Alexan
der kept Homer's Iliad in a Persian
casket of gold and pearl, as a jewel of
priceless value, and the people of
Rhodes engraved an ode of Pindar in
letters of gold for their temple. Rut
one touch of David's heavenly harp
is far above nil the bnskincd rap
tures and splendid vanities of pro
fane wits.
A Silent Sentinel.
In the open ground just across the
creek in Fort Pickens, at the foot of
Secession Slope, is tho grave of a
solitary Confederate soldier, who
drifted to. this place after the'surren-;
der in Virginia, broken down with
hardships and covered with small
pox. When ho reached Abbeville he
was in the very. dclirum of dissolu
tion and shunned by. his companions,
a terror in his loathesomeness to the
community, he suffered und died
alone, with no gentle hand to wipe
the death damp from his brow and
nothing to lighten his way to the
tomb. In his madness lie iorgot his
own name, and in the hurry and con
fusion of tho falling Confederacy,
with all the terror and dismay of
those dark days, he was buried with
out any sign to mark his resting
place. As if in sympathy with his
lonesomeness, a little cedar bush has
struggled up through tho hard red
clay, and stands to-day n silent sen
tinel over the poor fellow's neglected
grave. Last week, the ground all
around was turned up by the plow,
and the trees and undergrowth cut
down, but the cedar bush still stands,
in sunshine and in storm, the only
shelter and the only keeper of this
unknown grave. Not so, either ; for
the God of Patties knows this bleep
ing dust, and will one day raise it up
to enlistment, in the army of the
skit's. Who he was and where he came
from it matters not?a stranger in a
strenge land, he died with his har
ness on, and will take his place in
the ranks when the last roll call is
sounded and the batallions are mus
tered to storm the very gates of heav
en. In the flowery month of May
let a few fresh blossoms be laid at
the root of the little lone cedar on
the bill-side for the dead Confederate
who sleeps safely in the bosom of
that fair country he would have,
gladly .died to ea.vc.?Abbeville Medi
The New System.
? i ? - if an
"William," began a .Second stree.
woman the other morning as she laid
aside the daily paper, "what is the
new metric system proposed by Alex
ander Stephens?"
"It is a very wise measure indeed,
my dear,'' he replied. "Suppose you
want a new dress costing $1 per
yard?"
"Yes."
"Under the metric sj'stem you
write to your father In Wisconsin for
the money to buy it with. The
money comes, you take half of it and
buy me n pair of pants, and then you
use the rest in purchasing fifty cent
dress goods. It is n very good meas
ure, very good."
"And they propose to make it a
law, do they?"
"They do."
"Well, sir!" she exclaimed, show
ing a red spot on each cheek, "when
the metric system comes into practice
in this family divorce will follow, and
Alexander Stephens is a fool, oir, a
fool!"
"Don't Put It in tho Paper."
"For heaven's sake! don't let it
get into the papers," is the first cry
of a person caught in a mean scrape.
Keep it out of the papers and it is all
right. No matter how contemptible
or dishonest the position may be, or
how much reason the offender may
have for shame, remorse and contri
tion, if the circumstance can be kept
from the "cormorants of the press,''
as the people who have good reason
to be afraid of newspaper reporters
sometimes call call them, he is tran
quil and happy. We arc no champi
on of that extreme license of the press
that is sometimes displayed, but we
have noticed that the cues who cry
out the loudest against newspaper
disclosures are generally these whose
own lives and nets would not heai
very close inspection. People who
live clean, straightforward lives have
little to fear from the newspapers.
A romantic young man says that a
young woman's heart i? like the
moon?it changes continually, but al
ways has a man in it.
An observing roan has discovered
a similarity between a young ladies'
seminary and a sugar factory, as both
rellno what is already sweet,
A roan was boasting that he had an
elevator in his house. "So he has,"
chinned in his wife, "and ho keeps it
in tho cupboard in a bottle."
A SPANISH HEROINE, f u :\
?O? ri il
A GIRL OF THIRTEEN CAPTURES HALF A
DOZEN ROBBERS. 1 ,Ul* .
A whole band of robbers was very
neatly trapped in La Carolina, Spqin,
by the bravery of a girl of 13, who has
bedome the heroine of her neigttbb*
hood. She is the daughter of a farm
er named Fuerss, and is called Gara
mlta. The family consists of 'the
husband and wife and danghtcry^The
furmer sold some Rattle for $l,yjOO,
and had the money in the house*'" A
band of robbers knew of the sale and
the money and laid their plans to rob
the house. After, the farmer had
gone out with his work people, a
couple of strangers approached 1&e
house?a man travel-stained,Sup
porting a woman who seemed unable
to .walk any further. The .n}an,lc*ld
the farmer's wife that he was 'going
to a distant village witli his^ife,'and
she, being ill, had broken down on
the way. He hsked permission" ,for
the sick woman to enter the house
and rest while he went to find a con
veyance to enable thein to oontfnue
their journey*. Permission was grant
ed, the woman taken in and the man
loft. The sick woman partook of
some refreshments, and the .mother
and daughter went on with their
wotk. Very soon Caramita discover
ed that their guest had on a pair of
pantaloons under the gown. She
communicated the fact to hor mother
unobserved by the . visitor, and ; the
two managed lo slip into another
room, close and lock the door. The
visitor, left alone and knowing that
his character had been discovered,
threw off his disguise and ordered the
women to open the door or die.. Xbe
door was not opened, and the robber
begau to cut through it with a knife.
At length he hacked a hole big
enough for his body, and begs?.4o
crawl through it. The woraau fata ted
and fell on the floor. The brave girl
seized her father's gun, v.iiieh v-c i in
the room heavily charged villi buck
shot, placed the mpzzle against t.ho
side of the man, now half way jthrpugh
tho ,b?le, and Unabtequ'ekltf bp^et
either backward or forward, a.ndj>all
ed the trigger. Therfl was an;instant
ly dead man and a loud report^ .Tug
other robber, lurking in? thqn,ej@h\J9r
ho.od, heard the shot and returned to
the house to find his comrade's.tootly
plugging the hole , ,in the ;dppr; and
hanging there. Before he could.re
move tho body, , which was held in
the opening by the girl, and enter the
room where the mother and daughter
were, the father came wUh a force
sufllcicnt, to capture the other robber.
Then they sent for soraa policef|to
take charge of the living robber and
the corpse. On the person ot the
dead robber the police.found tvyo pis
tols, a poniard and a wh'stle. The
whistle was a treasure now, as.there
were doubltless more robbers within
its call. The police sounded the
whistle and concealed themselves in
tho house to await results. .The
shrill call brought four more .me^j
into the house, where they were caged
and ironed, and all live were marched
lo jail in good order, and the dead
robber was buried. Little black-eyed
Caramita saved her own and .. her
raother'3 life and her father's money:,
made six robbers fewer in Spain an?
herself tho heroine of La Carolina.
Wholesale Kissing.
A Cincinnati Enquirer reporter,
who has been investigating the
charges against Dr. Keiler, Superin
tendent- of the Soldiers' Orphans'
Home, at Xcnia, Ohio, states that
out of nineteen matrons in the insti
tution sixteen admitted that they had
been hugged and kissed by the Doc
tor some twice, and others thrice.
The Superintendent sayB in defense
that ho intended nothing wrong, but
did it to make friends with the ladies,
all of whom, however, declare that
his kisses were exceedingly unplont?
ant.
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Hie Minneapolis Times, spooking
of an editorial in a Chicago paper on
"Lying as a fine Art," gracefully ye*
marks .that that paper -''never writes
about a subject it doesn't thorougldy
understand.
In Miohigan etiquette permits a
bride to be married without gloves,
w.hi.e.h induces 'the abandoned Butfaio
Express to remark, "precisely tho
way she handdlcs her husband."
A correspondent of tho London
Times says that celery cooked in milk
and thickened with flour will cure
rheumatism.

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