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Editor Orangeburg Deinobr?t:
In tbo Dcmocint of April 18th,
JVC. H., of tbo Fork, maclo allusiou
to thft "huge piles of pea-Vino hav
^suspended -on aacks-" he eaw when
passing my place in August last, and
in plain terms condemned the practise.
Now, I so fully agree with J. C. II.
iu all he has said about the pea as a
fertilizer, tbat it is with some reluc
tance that I attempt ,lo de fend the
practice of gathering pea vines even
for hay ; but for the sake of consis
tency 1 must explain. This piece of
^and was prepared and planted in
peas for the purpose of gathering ike
vines for cow food?and just here is
another ?obi\ quality of pea viucs
that cannot bo too highly praised.
Nothing compares with pea vine hay;
as a regular feed for milch-cows. I
"would respectfully commend the fol
lowing plau to my brother farmers.
Prepare in the spring by thoroughly
breaking one or two acres of good
land. About tho middle or last of
May guano welt and sow down G or
7 peeks,of either the speckled or cow
pea to the acre. Turn under well
then harrow or smooth with a brush,
and when you see a few yellow peas
/on' them, cut close to the ground,
hang on racks a few days and then
house them. And you get an amount
of food that will surprise yon. The
yield per acre is in proportion to the
quality of the land, averaging from
2x0fi0 to 10,000 pounds. The butter
from this feed rivals tho celebrated
Goshen in appearance and excels it
in flavor. This hay is not to be de
spised as a feed for mules, fattening
them without corn or oats ; in fact, it
is a? good as Northern clover. And
is as J. C. II. expresses it, "the clo
ver of tho .South," and the farmer
who does not utilize it as such is just
a little behind this progressive age.
If .J. C. H. will conic over in St.
Matthews again next August we will
?obligate to show him on more than
Q.ne^p/nce not only huge stacks of
pea vine hay, but corn bouses and
sheds large enough to hold all this
ibay, where a great quantity of the
very best home made manure is made
and protected from the weather, ob
viating in tho futurej the necessity of
?sing so much guano. So we not on
ly get the milk and butter, with the
pleasure of having fat cattle and
choice beef, but actually get more
than the worth of the pea vines as a
fertilizer in the piles of rich manure
made by these cattle under shelter.
I wish to be understood?I do not
Advocate the plan of gathering pea
vines indiscriminately from the ianci,
but do earnestly recommend these
patches as the best method now
known for getting tho greatest quan
tity of food to the acre ; and such
food as will pay a better percent
age for money and time expend
ed than any other. Does it in
jure the land to take off this hay ?
Certainly it doesJ So docs it injure
land to take any crop from it that is
grown there. Who among us will
leave pur corn and cotton to rot and
decay'in tho fields as fertilizers be
cause the land is injured by tak
ing them off. It pays us better to
gather them; just so in the case of
Jheso patches for pea vine hay. I
fully endorse J. C. H.'s statement
that the pea is the best known fertili
zer that we have. I will go further
than J. C. II. is willing to go, and
say that it improves land to grow peas
on it, even if you take the vines off,
provided you leave the roots in the
ground, cut them off when gathering
instead of pulling them up. As
proof of this assurance I saw on a
place in this neighborhood last year
while inspecting crops, (for you
know, Mr. Editor, we inspect
each others crops over here ever}' year
when they are made, to see what we
have been doing, and not always the
least important part about it, how it
was done.) rice growing on land
that had been planted in peas two
consecutive years and the vines gath
ered from the land each year, a"i3o
rice gowing on land immediately ad
joining this, tint had been planted
in cotton the preceding year, and
Well manured too, and incredible as
it may seem, the rice growing on the
pea land was better than that on the
cotton laid. IfJ. G. II. will again
examine the analysis he gave us of
tho pea vine, he will see that the
amount of ammonia was in too great
proportion for tho other sorts, and in
excess of the natural supply of the
soil, so it must have been gathered:
from tho atmosphere, and as the
lime, magnesia, potash and phosphor
ic acid are in oxceBs of tho supply i
found in our common soils, aud these
latter are not supplied by the atmos
phere, wo must account for tboir
prcsenco in such quantities in some
other way. Tho pea sends its tap
root deep into the subsoil and draws
those .supplies of lime, magnesia, pot
nsh, etc., from a greater depth than
ordinary crops generally feed. The
atmosphere supplies the .ammonia, it
being absorbed by the broad leaves of
the pea, and thus the pea vine shows
this rich analysis without robbing the
surface soil to any great extent, and
without being such an exhaustc of
the soil as the analysis would indi
cate ; it is the greatest restorer .of
worn out lands that we can use, as it
draws its supplies from beyond the
reach of other crops, and places them
near the surface where they can bo
utilized. If this were not the case,
any land that would grow a good
crop of pea vines, would be abundant
ly supplied with all the necessary
minerals to make a heavy crop of
cither corn or cotton.
This pea subject makes me feel like
a Fork of Eiiisto man, I grow enthu
siastic, and could write enough to fill
up one whole side of your paper, and
then the half would not be told ; but
every farmer ought to know these
things ahead}' by experience, and
the}' woidd, if they would but sec,
read and think for themselves.; but
unfortunately for us as a class, we
read too little, think scarcely at all,
and judging from the way so many of
us plod along in the same old furrow
our fathers followed, we wilfully
close our eyes, and bring our igno
rance and prejudice to bear against
all innovations and improvements on
the old style. J. W. S.
Middle St. Matthews.
A Sad Fate.
Last week we published the marri
age notice of Mr. Philemon Sanders
and Miss Bluncot Garret, daughter of
Mr.J. W. Garrett, of this place. This
week it is our sad duty to announce
tho death of Mr. Sanders. lie was
married on Wednesday, the 9th in
stant, and started off on a bridal tour
with his lovejy bride on the same
morning, or. the train for Charleston,
en route to his father's residence,
near Walterboro, in Colleton County,
reaching there on the next day. On
last Wednesday, tho 10th instant,
just one week after his marriage, he
rode up to the town of Walterboro,
seven miles from his father's resi
dence, and while paying a visit at
Dr. G. M. River's house, about four
o'clock in the afternoon, tho terrible
tornado struck the town of Walter
boro, and he was among the number
killed by the falling of Dr. River's
house during the storm. Mr. San
ders had been a resident of Spartan
burg for several years. He was a
young man about twenty-five years of
age, of steady habits and good busi
ness qualifications and gave promise
of being a useful and influential citi
zen. To have been thus suddenly
cut down in the bloom of youth, with
in a week after his marriage, with a
long, happy and prosperous life ap
parently in prospect is indeed a sad
and mysterious fate. And what a
chilling blast to the happiness of tho
lovely young bride of a week must
this sad death be 1 Truly aro "the
ways of Providence mysterious and
past finding out 1" May Ho who
"tempers the wind to the shorn
lamb," sanctify this dispensation of
His Providence to the young bride
in her sorrow !?Sparteniburg Herald.
A Beautiful Extract.
A naval officer, being at sea in a
dreadful storm, bis wife sitting in the
cabin near him filled with alarm for
the safety of the ship, was so surpris
ed at his serenity and composure that
she cried out:
"My dear, arc you not afraid ? How
is it possible yon can be so calm in
such a dreadful storm?"
He rose from the chair, dashed it
to tho deck, drew his sword, pointing
it to the breast of his wife, oxclaimcd :
"Arc you not afraid?"
"No 1" she immediately replied.
"Why not?" enquired tho officer.
"Because," replied his wife, "I
know that tho sword is in the hands
of my husband, and iic loves mo too
well to hurt inc."
"Then," said be, "I know in whom
I believe, and He who holds the
winds in His hands is my Father.
A-Miner's Luck.
The race of bonanza kings has not
?yet run itself out, and those of ;tho
Atlantic slope aro likely to i|ival
those of the Pacific. Four years ago
H. A. W. Tabor was a merchant?
one of the sort who were left in Cali
fornia Gulch after the Pike's Peak
.furore in 1859?and none woro so
poor as' to do him reverence. To-day
he is mavor of the city of Lcadville,
whoso 1G,0GC population is growing
at a rale of 400 daily; treasurer of]
Lake county, postmaster, president
of the bank of Lcadville, Lieutenant
Governor of Colorado, and last
month he received from a single one
of his numerous mines a net income
of over ?1,500 a day. Even this on
ly covered tho actual dividend after
a surplus had been withheld for, the
purchase of new and heavy machine
ry. Largely interested in over two
dozen mines, this latest'and busiest
of bonanza kings came to New York
to buy more. If anything could add
to the marvelous romance of the man
and his lifo it would be the fact that
all his wealth and that of thousands
of others has been taken from the
carburet earths, which can be shov
eled as free as sand, handled almost
without expense, and which, were
walked over and passed by as worth
less by experienced minors for twen
ty years. When the ten thousand
miners, who struggled alter golden
sand in California Gulch, drifted de
spondently away over fifteen years
ago, and that name became a camp
by-word, the loft stranded, among
others, a couple of German shoemak
ers and the merchant Tabor. These
three became partners to carry out
the small trader's carburet vision,
and the Little Pittsburg was their
first find, where there aro now thirty
paying and 1G0 prospective mines.
German number one grasped gladly
at the 8100,000 offered for his share,
as soon as their discovery was known.
A week later German number two
went away with 8202,500. The Yan
kee remained, and he and Senator
Chnfico to-day own jointly 73>-100 of
this mine which, in its consolidated
form, pays for kscjf over and over
again every month, and which has
over 85,000,000 worth of ore in plain
sight.?Jycw York Graphic.
Dean Swift's Newspaper Hoax.
One of the cleverest hoaxes ever
perpetrated was invented by Swift
and intended for the public good,
lie caused to be printed and circu
lated some "last words" of a street
robber named Elliston, purporting to
be written shortly before his execu
tion, in which the condemned thief
was made to 6ay : "Now, as 1 am a
dying man, 1 have dono something
which may be of good U3C to the puh
ljc. I have left with an honest man?
the only honest man I ever know?=
the names of all my wicked breth
ren, the places of their abode, with a
a short account of the chief crimes
they have committed, in many of
which I have been their accomplice,
and heard the rest from their own
mouths. I have likewise set down
the names of those we call our setters,
of the wicked houses we iregucnt, and
all those who receive and buy our
stolen goods. I have solemnly
charged this honest man, and have
received his promise upon oath, that
whenever he hears of auy rogue to bo
tried for robbery or house-breaking,
he will look into his list, and if he
finds the name there of the thief con
cerned, to send the whole paper to
the government. Of this I hero give
my companions fair and public warn
ing, and hope that they will take it."
We are told the Dean's ruso succeed
ed 30 well that street ..xobbcr&cs were
for many years after few and far be
tween.
How to Do It.
An intelligent and thrifty farmer
says : "Hut for the cooperation of my
boys 1 should have failed. The eld
est is near twenty-one, and the other
boys in the neighborhood, younger,
havo loft their parents; mine have
stuck to me when I most needed their
.service;;, and I attribute this result to
the fact that I havo tried to make
their home pleasant. I have furnish
ed them with attractive and useful
reading, and when night comes and
the clay's work is cndccl, instead of
running with other boyo to ths rail
road station and adjoining towns',
they gathered around the great lamp
and became interested in their books
and papers.
? ???Tab fll?ftDIiR.
. ?o?
JJIJt. IIASTffXG HOLLEY, AN OLD ANp JZ*.
OFFENSIVE WIIITE MAN, WAYLAID AND
?KILLED.
The western portion of Ibis county,
lying between GraniteviHe and, the
Savannah River., was ,on Friday the
18th, thrown into the most, intense
excitement on discovering that one pf
the most diabolical murders in tho
annals of crime had been committed
in that neighborhood. The murdored
man was Mr. Hasting Hoi ley, an ola
and respected citizen of Gregg town
ship. *
?Some 25 or 30 years ago, Mr. Wi
ley Floyd married Caroline McClcn
don. During the war Floyd became
too in Li mate with his wife's sister,
Li/./.ie McClendon, and since the war
has been living with both, and is the
father of some twelve children by the
former, and the reputed father of six
by the latter. About a year ago
Hasting Holloy reported Wiley Floyd
who is iris brother- in-iaw1, for bas
tardy. The case came up before Es
quiro Soulhnlj* of Langley, and on
tho evidence of tins >yoman, Lizzie
McClendon, the justice mnde Floyd
give bond for the support of two of
her children. Some three weeks
since he was reported to Justice Sims,
of Grauitcville, and Saturday, the
12th of April was appointed for the
trial. But neither Floyd nor Mr.
Hasting Ilolley, who was tho princi
pal witness against Floyd, was pres
ent. Mr. Juck Floyd, a son of Wiley
Floyd, stated to the Court that his
father was too sick to attend the
trial and in his name asked a contin
uance. The trial was postponed un
til the following Monday. Again
both Mr. Floyd and Mr. Ilolley were
absent, the former pleading sickness,
asked through his son that the case
suould be continued until the follow
ing Saturday. Justice Sims issued
summons for Mr. Hollcy which was
carried to his residence the following
Thursday evening. Tho constable
was informed by Mrs. Ilolley, (tho
wife of Hastin^^jjfiey,) that her
husband had l?SF^&h^?n Friday,
the 11th, to attend the first trial and
that she had not seen him since, and'
that she supposed he was with his
relatives either at GraniteviHe or
Vaucluse. The constable told her
that he was not at cither of those
places. She then became alarmed
and on the morning following, Fri
day, the 18th, the neighbors began
a search. They took the road to
GraniteviHe which ho bad taken
when he hud left home on the even
ing before the day appointed for the
trial, for being very old and quite in
firm, a walk of that distance was no
small task, and he started the even
ing previous that he might have plen
ty of time to make the trip and that
he might have time to rest before the
trial began. His relatives and friends
svho were searching for him or rather
his body, for their suspicions of foul
play had ripened into a certainty,
found his body in the woods about 30
or 40 yards from the road at a dis
tance of a mile from his home, and
some two hundred yards from the,
house of John (or as lie is better
known), Jack Floyd, on the road
leading to GraniteviHe. The body
was terribly mutilated. From the
signs on the ground in the vicinnity,
he had been killed or stunned in the
road and then dragged to whore his
body was found, when the fiends not
satisfied with the lile of this poor old
inoffensive man, cut ins head from
the body and his hands from his arms.
The head was found near but it is not
known what was done with the hands,
as they have not yet been found.
The coroner was sent for and im
mediately on his arrival impaneled a
jury of inquest. The evidence before
tho jury was of such a character as to
render it necessary for him to issue
warrants for the arrest of Wiley
Floyd, his son Jack Floyd, his wife
Mrs. Caroline Floyd and Liz/.ie Mc
Clendon. And they are now in jail
for murder.
D. S. Henderson, Esq., has been
retained by tho defendants, and O. C.
Jordan, Esq., by tho friends of the
murdered man to prosecute.
When a man takes the life of a fel
low being when under some great ex
citement, wo can make some excuse
for him and pass upon the net with
much leniency, too much very often.
But whoa the crime has been studied
and royupwed, every step weighed
well before taken, then there's Home
thing in it that strikes the most bru
tal with horror. We do not know
?who tho guilty pal tics ?arc in this
case, but one thing is certain, n cold
blooded .murder has been committed
hero .right in onr midst, at?d the most
deliberate and the most cowardly
wo have ever heard of. Justice de
mands that the perpetrator should
meet with tho punishment his ,orl.mc
demands, and we hope for-once that
justice , will not be cheated, as is the
cuse now almost daily. As has been
the case, until the(out throats in soci
ety hesitate no more to kill a human
being than they wonld a brute that
crosses his path, but at the same time
we want it to be the guilty who stujer.
We can't afford 'any more legal mur
ders any more than we can afford
these butcheries.'
We are not in favor of manufactu
ring opinions and lest something said
in. these .columns might affect these
cases when the}' come up before the;
courts, sve shall not give the state
ments of any of those who are or wjll
bo witnesses until an investigation is
had and a decision rendered.?-Aikcn
Courier Journal.
.Bargains.
An eccentric old man, fond of pick
ing up good bargains, ?n one occasion
attended a sale of old military stores,
in Edinburg Castle.. A lot of twenty
drums, with their drumsticks, were
ottered at the rate ofsixpence a drum.:
Such a chance was not to be mis3cd,
and at bis nod the hammer fell. lie
had to havo a cart to take them
away, and then remembered he had
no proper accommodation for them ;
so he called an open air meeting of
juvenile population and distributed
his prizes among them, more to their
delight than to that of the older in
habitants, who were driven distracted
by the constant din of the spirit-stir
ring drum. A more profitable deal
in military stores was effected by a
Constantinopolitan Jew, who hoyght
some six hundred rust}' old helmets,
that had lain in the Church of St.
Irene, from the Turkish Government
at the rate of about sixpence a pound,
lie cleaned them'up, and was reward
ed for his pairs by discovering that
the despised martial relics were
made of fine steel, and adorned with
Arabic inscriptions showing that they
were of a very ancient date. T/ho;
lucky dealer sold a few for twenty
piasters a piece. Finding they went
oir readily at that price, he raised the
price to thirty, then to forty, and
finally to fifty piasters, until an Ar
menian offered to take the lot off his
hands at something like eighteen
shillings per helmet, and he closet)
with the offer. The purchaser put
them up at the bazaars, and then the
authorities, waking up to their folly
in parting with thcin so heedlessly,
bought them back again at from .C2
and ?3 apiece, and thought they did
wisely?a poof that they had made a
shocking bargain in the first instance.
A Double Sabbath.
Rev. Dr. Field once kept n double
Sabbath. In crossing the Pacific, it
becomes necessary to niter the reck
oning of the days to conform to that
of the eastern and western hemis
phere, nccoring as a ship is sailing in
one direction or the other. In going
to Japan, when tho 180th degree
of longitude was reached (which is
just half way round tho world from
the Jioynl Observatory at.Grcenwich,
England, from which longitude is
reckoned), a day is dropped and in
returning ope is added. The ship in
which the doctor was sailing crossed
the meridian on the 8th of June, and
so two days wero put down on the
vessol's calendar as the 8th of June.
Now, as it happened that this was
Sunday, the crew and passengers had
two Sabbaths succeeding each other,
one of which was the Sabbath in Ja
pan and in all Asia, and tho other the
Sabbath in America and in Europe.
vSomo of the ship's company were puz
zled to know which to keep ; but the
doctor did not think it would do him
any harm to keep them both, and he
says ho shall always remember with
pleasure his double onbuuih on the
sea.
"I say, Sambo, docs you know
what makes dc corn grow so fast
when you put de manure on it?"
"No, I don't hardly, 'copt it makes
do ground stronger for dc corn." \
"Now, I'll jest tell ye. When do
corn begins to smell dc manure, it
don't like dc 'fuimnc.ry, so it hurries
out ob dc groan' and gits up as high
as possible, so as not to breathe the
had air." ;
Letter from Mississippi.
Fouest Gi.kn, Holmes Co., Miss.
April 14lh, 1879.
Editor Orangeburg Democrat:
As it has been some time since
yo,i,i littve beard anything from tbis:
corner of the world, perhaps a few
lines from your quondam correspond-"
ent may proye acceptable. We have
had on unusually mild and early
spring, though the weather lor the
past few days has been quite cool for
.the .season. The crops of all kinds
nro very fine, and farmers hopeful.
There is promise of an abundance of
fruit. The appearance of farms and
orcbaVdc is most pleasing and en
couraging. The County Grange met
on Thursday last, at Centre Grove
Grange. There wns only a small at
tendance owing to the fact that this
i3 a wry busy lime with aU, clusscs.
The trial of Jenkins for killing his
brother-in-law, Reeves, is fixed'tor
next week- It is said that the cir
tCum&lantiaJ cyideh.ee against {he
accused ih almost overwhelming.
Reeves was an influential and popu
lar citizen, and his death is h great
Jop3 to the Community in which he
lived.
Thcr.c is a lively political interest
stirring the yeomanry of Holmes. No
less than thirty candidates arc anx
ious to immolate themselves upon
the altar of public service. It is to
be hoped that pura patriotism is at
the bottom of their zeal, and that the
emoluments of ollicc have nothing to
do with their ardent desire to serve
the popple. If we were not quite
sure that every office-seeker desires
only the good pf his country, aritl
nothing else wc might be led to criti
cise the spirit, which fills several col
umns of our county paper with "an
nouncement's." "Will they bo willing,
like Cin.cinnatUBj to return to the
plow, when they are no longer need
ed to guide the helm of the "Ship of
Stato?
It is the opinion of the majority,
that there ought to he more farmers
and fewer lawyers in the next legisla
ture. The farming interests of the
country suffer through neglect of our
representatives.
If "brevity is the soul of wit," I
am sure that your readers will agree
that this is one of the wildest com
munications that you hny.e received
for some time.
MofiE Anon.
Outrage by a Tramp.
On Tuesday afternoon, a tramp,
calling himself Patrick Kelly, went to
the residence of Dr. Isiah Simpson,
I ami requested, to have something to
eat. The lady of the house kindly
granted his request, and gave h;m a
dinner. Rut the worthless fellow, far
from feeling any gratitude for the
kindness thus shown him, acted in a
most disgraceful manner?breaking
some pieces of crockery, and making
ofT with some articles of children's
plothing. He was afterwards overta
ken on the road by Dr. Simpson
(who was absent from home at the
time of the outrage) and then taken
in baud by policeman Potect. He was
' somewhat obstreperous when first ar
rested, threatening to draw his pis
tol, and had to be soothed with a
wholsome blow on the side of his
foolish head. Pity is that he had not
suffered much rougher treatment.
When ho was taken to his cell, and
the sherilF started to search his per
son, he showed some signs of resist
ance, but being assured that the
searching would be ?Jone f4whether or
not," he quietly suhmi'ted. In view
of such outrages as this, it might be
well for our town council to onset an
ordinance that would protect our
ladies and children from any such
trouble. Whenever a tramp comes
to town, let him be put to work on
the streets, the Council paying 1dm
moderately for what he docs. Should
he foolishly refuse to woek, let him
be put in the guard house on bread
and water diet for a few days. TJns
would bring him to his senses.
Tramps are, generally speaking, va
grants of the very worst character,
and they should bo treated according
ly.? Winnsboro N< wa and Herald.
The Winnsboro News and Herald
says: "Northrop is a beautiful speci
men of a judicial ofllcer. Ho inti:
mated In Court on Monday that Car
dozo had received fair treatment and
that he was therefore justified in talk
ing an extreme course in the United
States Court. Who ever heard of
tin eh an nrgumcnt be lore in a court
of justice?"
FAITHFUL UNTO J)?ATII7 * >?? >
?o?
a wipe FUr,FJX<un(} her jmarriagte
vow even to 'J'f i SO thai* QF the <3a|J.
lows.
A touching story is narrated in
connection with the .execution of
Walter Watson, at Highland,'ihjax
ann, on Friday Jast for the murder
of Ezra, Comptoh. The porJie#had
quarrelled about the charge-of-a*if?ac
ler of a dollar for some soap made by
Compton; who Was a st?retfep$$,
Tho wife of Watson, to whom he had
been but a year married, endeavored
to restrain him from the quarrel, but
her entreaties failed. A week before
the execution Mrs.': Watson'visitp<J
tho Governor, with her babe ??'hev
aims, and made a'strong personal
appeal for mercy, but the official de
clined to interfere because the'sebr
tence had been confirmed by thd^B
preme Court. The faithful wifo was
a daily visitor to her husband's cell',
and joined him in fcrvpnt prayers;fpr
forgiveness. During the last night
most of the time she sat on his kneo
breathiag words of love and cucourr
agement, or at his fe,ct caressing his
hands. He was truly a penitent.arid
expressed himself as ( having uiq?e
peace with God. As the time, a^
proached for the execution stye was,
for a moment overcome, and fell, on
her husband's neck in uncontrollable
anguish, but suddenly she raisedjher
(laxen head and assisted in arraying
him for Ids doom. She had contnb-:
ulcd a necktie nnd a pair of ?Uppers,;
and put them on with a fierce detejs
minalion that overmastered her agp^
ny. She combed his hair, aiid seeing
all was ready, said sbe would go with
him. All present remonstrated, w}th
her, in which the minis'er, ,joined.;
Her reply was a rebuke that few wo
men would have ventured. "I should
not have cxpec ctl this from a minis"
ter. When I was married I promised
to eleave to nvy husband for better or
worse. I promised this to a.minister,,
and I am going to keep my word as
far as God will lot me." On reach
ing the gallows, the pair soon to he
sm mlered mounted the steps hand in
hand. They A were sealed side by
side over the fatal trap. She again
look his hand and sobbed with bor 1
little head resting upon his shoulder
while the minister made tho closing
prayers. - uuttx ?f?
Meanwhile tho culprit sat in his I
chair unmoved.. A heart-broken wife',
was, sobbing on his bosom, strong
men sobbed, but the rann to be hang
ed seemed an uninterested spectator'
of the absorbing scene of which he
was the central figure. For fully-'
five minutes he sat there without tho
least perceptible twitch of a muscle.
There was no bravado in thiscompo
sure ; it was the calmness of resigna -
tion. At the closo of the religiouq
exercises the two stood up, and for
the last, time she embraced her hus
band, kissed him passionately, and
with "Good-bye, Walter," stepped
back and fell into the arms of the good'
Christian ladies who were there to re
ceive her. The last words of the un
happy man were a leryent prayer Cob.
mercy and for heavenly aid to his
poor wife. At the sheriffs slKJsnvr'
the remains of her husband in -Ins
collin, and kissing: his Upa and ar
ranging the hair, turned away with a'
look of woe'and said, "I cab cry npv
more ; I have no more tears. God
have mprcy on me and .my little
baby.!.' i i ?? < iimjI
An hour later the coffin was on-ah
? cast-bound train, accompanied by the
wife. At Hiehlnnd, a bleak station1
seven miles from this point,'-it was
deposited on the barren ground, and
as the train moved on only one other'
person besides the widow: was in
charge. The face that broken-heart
ed woman turned up to tho occupants
of the passing tram, most of whom
had seen the hanging, will h?unt
many in their dreams. '??:',?
"I never knew a fashipnable wp?,
man who didn't think more of a fool
than of an upright, sensible man.,"
8 ay s Tai range.
1 hp produpt of honey in California
has grown from a single hive of beep,
imported into that country thirty
years ago, to 3,5<G00,000 poundai a
year.
The Federal constables are an ex
pensive luxury. They cost the coan
try ?300,000 in 187G and 1878 for
running tho elections and disfran
chising voters in the interest of the
Republican part)'. Tho country can
dispense with their services.

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