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Vol. i!, OBANGEBTJRG, S. C, FRIDAY, MAY 9, 1879. JSTo. 19.
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REMARKABLE CAREER OTT A MAN WHO
' "SWjO^E OFF" TAKING F^UI^SEVENTY
Recording the death of Asael P.
Jrimnn, whose-funeral took place two
miles . east of Utica, JST. Y., a corres
pondent ,says : Inman was ,a highly
'cccentrio character.. ..Seventy years
ago he built a log cabin ?n one of the
h?ls that slope to tho Mohawk river.
He was then sixlccti1 years of age,
Jiad a wife and ?30. Somotirae du
ring the first year of his wedded life
Inman told his wife that lie intended'
to preserve silence for iho remainder
of his days,. This conclusion was the
result of an exciting dialogue which
Inman overheard between his father
and a near relative. Expressinga
belief that more harm than good is
?wrought by speech, he announced bis
determination , to pjacc a permanent
padlock on his lips. This was in
1810.
The following year his first child
was born. When that interesting
event was approaching a near climax
Inman rode seven miles in the night
to Fort Herkimer in quest of a physi
cian*. Ho carried slate and pencil,
wrote a statement of the situation,
and returning with.the medicine man,
received the announcement of his pa
ternal responsibilities in silence. The
following year?in 1812?when the
.yeomen of central and northern New
York were summoned to the defense
of Saokett's Harbor, Inman reported
for duty at a post near Adams, Jeffer
son county, riding alono nearly 100
miles through the forests to the re
cruiting station. Producing his slate
he wrote: "I come to fight?not to
talk."
Some years ago Inman had occa
sion to visit Buffalo, and as a suit in
law was in prospective he went pre
pared for a scige.' Entering one of
the leading hotels in Buffalo, the old
gentleman wroto : "Best room. No
meals. :I.burn wood. Thought you
might not havfe enough, so I brought
some along.*' The big trunk, packed
. with W?0tl, was taken up to his room,
and it sufficed to keep the eccentric
warm and cook his meals during his
sojourn in Buffalo. Kerosene oil was
a pet aversion. His theory was that
the glare strained the eyes, while the
oil left an unhealthy taint in the at
mosphere. He was never known to
sit by a coal fire, and always avoided
gas, and his son, from whom I gather
these details, assures me that rather
than sit ia a car heated by a coal
lire, tho old gentleman- preferred to
ride twenty-six miles on the platform
on a bitter cold day in winter.
His wife, who survives him, says
that no woman ever had a kinder
husband. The relations between the
couple were always pleasant, and
Mrs.. Inman has remarked to her
neighbors: "If Asael talked as
much as I do, the Lord knows what
might happen." Mrs. Inman is
eighty-eight years old, and vigorous.
She states that during the first years
of her husbands silence he would fre
quently mutter in his sleep.
Some of his written replies to the
questions ?f acquaintances carious to
know why he preferred silence to
speech are worthy of mention. One
retort frequently used was: "A good
listener is to *be preferred to n poor
talker." Another was: "I want I
to prove that a man can be hnppy
and hold his tongue." Another : "I
am trying to think of something good
enough to say out loud." A clergy
man once asked Inman whether he
did. not think the Lord gave him a
tongue to be used. The pencilled
reply was : "The Lord gave mo a
mind that tolls me when to use my
tongue."
In 1842, while traveling with his
wife in a stage between Syracuse and
Rochester, the vehicle halted in front
of a country tavern. A child was
sleeping on the porch. Inman, look
ing out, saw a large black snake
crawl to the side of the infant.
Grasping his wife's arm, he shouted :
"See!" and, pointing to the snake,
sprang from the stage, pursued the
reptile and finally killed it.
He leaves a carefully written rec
ord of his lifo during some sixty
years ,of his, silence, Portions of
these diaries are quite interesting, but
as a rule he enlarges upon the absurd
ity of giving utterance.to frivolous
thoughts. Ho seems to have regard*
cd speech as a sacred gift, to be in
dulged in only when it promised ben
efit to the human race. Here arc
some of his "axioms:" "Most lives
arc productive of empty noise." "As
one million is to one, so is sense to
sound/' "Ho who talks most fools
least." "The fool talks while the
wise man thinks." Inman leaves a
snug fortune, whioh his son inherits.
His last written mcssngo was: "Si
lence is golden." His oft-penciled
admonition to his son was : "Keep
your mouth shut."
Envy!
There is no passion that finds lodg
ment in the human heart more despi
cable than this thing called "Envy,"
and where indulgence is given to its
baneful Influence, there is nothing
that operates so successfully, as it
does, in robbing one of all the con
stituent elements of elevated man
hood. No person can give acquies
cence to its promptings without low
ering himself in his own C3'cs, and
furnishing a free subject for the ridi
cule of his fellow men.
That a man can entertain any res
pect for himself while he is the slave
cf so base a master, as Envy, is at
best questionable ; that he receives
onlj* sneers and .ridicule from his as
sociates, our daily observation places
beyond all question.
And in the place of such heavy
losses what pray does it profit him?
Docs it make the object of his envious
hatred less worthy of esteem and con
fidence ; less capable of winning his
way in the world ; less estimable in
tho eyes of those who come in social
and business relations with him?
We think not. By sly insinuations,
backbiting and silly exhibitions of
his own weaknesses, the envious man
may succeed in rendering himself
very absurd and disgusting to those
with whom he comes in contact; but
the person he seeks to injure will not
bo harmed by his irrepressible but
impotent ravings. Be advised, there
fore, O, weak and unhappy man, and
seek to root out of your narrow soul
the seeds of Envy, that you may give
room there for nobler and higher
growths!
If you find your poor littlo heart,
so insubordinate and depraved, that
it will not down at the bidding of
your better judgment, then nt least
keep so vigilant a guard nt your lips,
that no Word may escape them which
will betray your miserable enslave
ment.?Stiniier Watchman.
Served Him Right.
A young-lady was addressed by a
man, who, though agreeable to her,
was disliked by her father, who
would not consent to their union, and
she determined to elope. The night
was fixed, the hour came, he placed
the ladder to the window, and in a
lew minutes she was in his arms.
They mounted a double horse, and
were soon some distance from the
house. After some time the lady
broke the silence by saying: "Well
you see what proof I have given you
of my airections; I hope j'ou will
make a good husband." lie was a
surloy fellow, and gruffly answered :
"Perhaps I may, and perhaps not."
She made no reply, but after a si
lence of some minutes, she suddenly
exclaimed; "Oh! what shall I do?
I have left my money behind mc in
my room 1" "Then," said he, "we
must go back and fetch it." They
were soon again at the house, the
ladder again placed, the lady again
remounted, while the ill-natured lov
er remained below. But she delay
ed to come, and so he gentl}* called ;
"Are you coming?'' When she look
ed out of the window and said : "Per
haps I may, and perhaps not;" and
then shut down the window and left
him to return on the double horse
alone. Sensible girl.
Two young girls of Wilmington,
Ohio, were silly enough to follow the
members of a minstrel troupe to Leb
anon, a few days since, and put up
at the same hotel. They enjoyed
their escapade and appeared at the
conceit in the evening. Their ex
treme youth and stylish appearance
attracted the attention of the hotel
clerk, and with a fatherly care, late
at night he lodged thcra in a room
and secured them by locking the
door. Before morning the clerk was
aroused by the arrival of a carriage
containing the brother and sister of
one of the girls with tho intelligence
that her father was on his dcatii bed
consequent upon the rash net of his
daughter. Roused to a sense of their
guilt, the girls wcro soon on their
way back to tho homo they had so
i rashly nbnndoncd.-2Yii7a<frZp/tia Star.
Tho Crops and Other Subjeots.
Gatelands, April 28, 1879.
Editor Orangeburg Democrat:
, It is stated that the Stewart prop
erty on Long Island not many years
since was not valued at $10 per acre
for agricultural purposes, but by lib
eral manuring end judicious culture
has been brought to such n high stato
of fortilit3' as to have produced, last
year, 8,830 bushels of oats, 11,350
bushels of corn, 4,120 of buckwheat,
335 of grass seed, 3,400 of carrots,
100 of sugar beets, 2,400 of turnips,
and 727 tons of bay. Now, I do not
care to hitch any ono "spoiling for a
fight," but I am afiaid our brother
farmer, "J. C. II.," will never get
$10 per acre for his farm unless ho
uses more than 15 bushels of cotton
seed to the acre as manure for corn,
though he may make a bushel of
corn for ovcrv bushel of soed. Sure
ly "J. C. II." must have been im
proving his land previously. At any
rate, I am aware he is a doctor, but
I am just informed that he practices
llomcepalhy. Turn over another leaf
brother. 1 think Allopathy the best,
judiciously practiced. However, I
shall leave it to older beads and
more experienced practioners to
cross swords with your correspond
ent. I am glad that such matters
arc discussed through your columns;
though tho Demockat is a live paper
we all need "more light.," on litis as
well as other subjects.
Since the cold snap and heavy
rains the farmers have been very
busy planting over and replanting
corn, which is very backward in con
sequenco thereof. There is but little
cotton up as yet, and planting has
not been finished. It was at first
thought that the fruit crop bad been
totally destroyed by the late frost,
but we will have plenty of apples and
plums, some figs, peaches, pears,
grapes and berries of different kinds.
Oats arc heading and looking well
since the recent fine rain. Wheat,
though looking thrifty up to last
week, is in some places showing un
niistakcable signs of rust. If it
should be further developed, farewell
biscuit.
I notice that the "Southern Life"
and its oflloials have been getting
some pretty hard raps from you, and
through the press gonorally, and I
think jusljy so. A credulous and
confiding people have been most
shamefully duped, and now the poli
cy-holders have just gotten another
circular asking Ilium io remit 82 io n
lawyer in Columbia, and he will try
and got something for them, and then
ho will t~> himself appropriate 10 per
cent. Sensible people arc not dis
posed to "send the hatchet after the
handle." Something should be done,
however, and it is to lie hoped that
wc will finally get some of the crumbs
which fall from the table. Send on a
requisition for the Paraguay herb by
the wholesale. Wc arc in prodigious
need of it in low as well as high
places. In fact I aver it is needed
generally.
A long life and great success to
the Dk.mockat is the wish of
Loxo Orange.
How to Smoko a Pipe.
To those who arc attached to the
pipe it may be a matter of interest to
know how their last pufror draught
of smoko may be as fresh as the first.
It is well-known, that smoking in the
usual manner, the last portion of the
tobacco becomes damp from the pic
tjenco of oil or nicotine drawn from
the heated tobacco above, which
causes a sickening and nauseating ef
fect bitlor to the taste, and unpleas
ant and unhealthy as compared with
the first half of a well-filled pipe. A
contemporary has found the follow
ing to be effectual in giving a good,
fresh smoke from first to last. Place
a small quantity of tobacco in the
bottom of the bowl, light it, and when
well afire, fill tho pipe, and before
each draught, give a light pull out
ward through the stem, which causes'
tho tobacco to burn upward, all be
low being consumed. This is a sen
sible wny of smoking the timc-honor
cd pipe.
"Thanks bo to God for the pros
pect of a resurrected body that shall
never weary, and for service of love
and activity that shall never pause,
and never end. O, glorious day of
resurrection ! Gladly will I fling into
the gravo this poor sinful frame, if at
Thv call I may rioc up with a body
tireless and puro and glorious and im
mortal,? Talmatje.
PJZUN AND Kl-NIM.
?o?
A GOOD OliD SOUIj WHO KNOWS WIIKN
ANIJ HOW TO UK CAKKFUL.
She wasn't after hair-dye, cosmet
ics, scented soap, or any of thoso
giracrack8, but when tho druggist had
finished putting up a proscription to
euro a long-faced boy of a hacking
cough, she turned from tho stove and
asked:
"Do you keep drugs and medicines
and ptzntajB and so on ?"
"Oh, y??* we keep all siich things."
"And id-nine?"
"Yes, wo have quinine."^
"Well, I called in to see abou,t git
tin, some pizun and some ki-ninc, but
I dunno. So many folk? have been
slaughtered by druggists' mistakes
that I'm cancmo3ii afraid to even ask
for camfur gum, tho' I suppose l ean
smell camfur gum farther olf than
any other woman in Michigan. Have
3"on killed anybody by putting up
morphine for b'akln' powder?"
"Never."
"Been in the business long?"
"Only twenty-one years."
"Well, you orter know gum 'Rabic
J from sweet oil by this time, but some
men arc awful kccrlcss. I've had a
brother pizuncd by wrong medicine,
and I'm a little shaky. Where is
your ki-ninc?"
"This is it," he replied, as he took
down the jar. She wet her finger,
pushed it into the jar and then rubbed
it on her tongue.
"Tastes like it, but I dunno. Sure
that ain't morphine?"
"Yes, very sure,"
"Sure your clerk washed the jar
out clean nforc he put the ki-ninc in ?'
"Oh,-1 washed it myself."
"If this shouldn't be ki-ninc you'd
have tho law put to you the worst
kind. We've got money in the bank,
and we'd never settle on ?10,000 !"
"I know it to be quinine,'-'
"Well, then, gimme 15 cents'
worth, and I want down weight, too.
If I'm treated well I'm a great hand
to trade at one pjacc, but the minnit
I sec any stinginess orjehcatin' a yoke
of oxen couldn't pull me/jnto tjmt
store again."
[Ic weighed out the ({rug. labelled
it with great care, and then she said :
"Now, I want 10 cents' worth of
pizun to kill rats."
"What kind?"
"Why, the pizun kind of course.
Pizun is pizun the world over. Don't
seem as you were used to handling
?cm."
"Do you want arsenic?"
"Certainly, hut you want to be
powerful kocrful! I'm a woman of
fifty and I've nnss'd the sick ever
since 1 was a girl, but I never han
dled pizun without a chill crcepin' up
my back. Where is it?"
He handed down tho jar and she
smelt the stopper, shook her head,
turned the jar around and whispered ;
"That looks a powerful sight like
eream-a-tar-tcr!"
"Oil, no?that's arsenic and no
mistake."
"Well, I've got to take the chances,
I s'posc. I'll tnko ten cents's worth
.?down weight. Any one who will
be stingy sollin' pizun will be stingy
in other things, and I do hate a stin
gy person. My first husband was
powerful stingy, and he was struck
by lightning.'!
When the poison had been weighed
and 'nbcllod she carefully took up the
package and said :
"Now, then, write on this that it is
to be kept in the old china tea-pot,
on the third shelf in the pantry, and
that it'j for rats. Then write on this
ki-ninc that it is to be kept in the old
coffee-pot in the cup-boord, and that
its for chill?,"
The druggist followed orders, and
the old lady put the "pizun" in her
pocket and the "Id-nine" in her reti
cule, and went out saying:
"It may be all right, but I dunno.
If my old man is took olf instead of
the rats, I'll begin a lawsuit next
day after the funeral."?Detroit Free
Pi'caa.
Practical joking is not always un
attended with danger to the per
petrator, as is evident from an event
which recently occurred at Suzc,
Sarthe, France. A man named
Verio wrapped himself in a white
sheet to frighten some girls, and so
far succeeded that they all rat) away
screaming except one, who aimed a
revolver at the pretended ghost and
fired six shots. Vcrlc fell dead, one
of the bullets having passed through
his heart.
Ruined.
Not long ago John S. Morton was
sentenced ,{n Philadelphia to ten
years' imprisonment in the Kastern
Penitentiary. As he left the court
room, his friends?for the most part
fashionable and wealthy men?sur
rounded the Judge, clamorously de
manding that ho should be driven to
jail in a carriage instead of the pti
son van.
This llt,tle incident and the story of
the prisoner is worth the attention of
young men beginning commercial
life.
One short year ago Morton was a
leading citizen in Philadelphia ; not a
leader after the fashion of Tweed or
Fisk, but a refined, cultured gentle
man, the descendant of a signer of
the Declaration of Independence, and
of a long line of judges and lionora
bles, energetic in business, and in .ali
philanthropic and Christian enter
prises.
lie was one of the foremost projec
tors of the Centennial Exposition,
was President of the great permanent
exhibition, and his name was brought
prominently before the people as a
candidate for Governor of Pennsyl
vania.
He had everything which could
give a man a solid, honorable foot
ing in tho world, but unfortunately
he fell into the society of a clique of
fashionable people, of tho sort who
would think the riding to prison in a
van a worse disgrace than the crime
which drove him there.
In his haste to gain money and to
vie in splendor with these friends,
Mo:ton was led to dabble in Blocks
then to gamble in them, and finally,
in order to make up his losses, to is
sue fraudulent stock in a railway
company of which lie was president,
to the amount of two million dollars.
The man had not the hardihood of a
villian born in vice, for, pn discove
ry, be pleaded guilty and fainted in
the cQurt room.
A Fatal Wave.
An accident most distressing in
circumstance, and causing tho death
of Mrs. M. Klinkinbeard, of Marsh
field, occurred in Choos County, Ore
gon. With a party of friends the
lady had gone to the ocean beach to
view the storm angered waters, and
while standing ft little distance from
her companions, near an immense
tree trunk stranded on the beach,
nearly washed away by the waves,
which, following each other, came
higher and higher, she pointed to the
sands at her feet and repeated : "Thus
far shalt thou come and no further."
The next billow chine with resistless
force, lifted the trunk by her side,
dashed it against her, and killed her.
Her companions fortunately recover
ed the body. Mrs. Klinkinbeard was
forty-six years of age, and was one
of the pioneer women of Oregon,
having reached the .State in the fall
of 1817. She was the mother of
thirteen children, several ol them be
ing still young.
Mr.8. Blaine's Piano.
The Hon. Jas. G. Elaine is a thrif
ty man, as all who know him will ad
mit, but wc hardly think the public
has ever been informed how he made
bis substitute do double duty in the
days of tho war. Mrs. Blaine desired
n new piano, and her husband told
her she should have it. The days
came and went. At that lime Maine's
"idle son" was not as he has become
since. One day he called to his wife :
"Sue, here's your piano." She look
ed out and saw a mau coming up the
walk, but he bore no visible relation
to the musical instrument in question.
"What do you mean?" she asked.
"I mean," pathetically replied James,
"that 1 liave hired this man to take
my place in the army. If he doesn't
go, I must. If he goes wc cannot
afford,tho piano." The history of
the substitute is familiar to the coun
try. We trust that Mrs. lllaine
eventually got her piano, and that it
was a better quality than the vicarious
warrior.?Boston J'osl.
"Did you over" notico the poor
chap that stands in the first picture
of the almanac with a fish, and
sheep, and scorpions, and bulls and
twins, etc., around him? Did you
ever notico thny ho was naked and
bad nothing in his stomach? Well,
that poor fellow used to edit a coun
try paper and take his pay out in
"I'll pay my subscription next week."
Professor Warren DuPre.
Tlje death of Professor Warren
DuPre, President of the Female Col
lege at Abingtcu, Virginia, will bc
sad news to his many friends iu this
State. Professor I). A. DuPre, of
VVolforti College, received a telegram
several days ago, Informing him of
the serious illness of his father, and
he .went on immediately, reaching
AbUigton before his death, which oc- .
currcd on May 25. Up to the limo
of going to press, we have received
none of the particulars of his death.
Though not altogether unexpected,
the news of his death has cast n
gloom over many a household in this
community, where he spent so many
years of his life. Professor Warren
DuPre came to Spartunburg as Pro
fessor of the Natural Sciences at the
first organization of Wollbrd College,
twenty-five years ago, and filled that
professorship with marked ability un
til about three years ago he resigned
that position to accept the presiden
cy of the Female College at Abing
don, Virninia, to which ho had been
elected. His removal from Spartan
burg was universally regretted, for
ho was beloved by our entire com
munity. Highly educated and culti
vated, he was distinguished for the
many notable traits of character that
go to make up the finished scholar
and the Christian gentlemen, lie
came as near filling our beau-ideal of
a perfect man ns any one we have
ever met. Ills death is a calamity
not only to the institution of learn
ing over which he presided, but to
the world of letters and to the coun
try at large.?Spartunburg Herald.
Another Murder.
We learn that a murder was com
mitted at Ellenton, in this count}', on
Monday. The circumstances as far
ns we havo been able to learn are
these: On Sunday evening last a
man named Casey was in company
with one Jordan Green. Casey mar
ried n sister of Greens, and on this
occasion Green seems to have been
drinking. They staid nt the ? house
of an old negro wonfan and scorned
to be perfectly friendly. Next morn
ing early Green said he had lost his
pistol and the two went in search of
the same; the old colored woman
went a part of the way with them ;
Green told her he wished to see
Casey privately ; after she had left
them n short time r.hc heard two pis
tol shots; upon going jLo tl)0 place
she found that Casey had been. shot,
lie only lived a few minutes. Green
has been arrested and lodged in jail.
Wo make no comments as ho will
.soon hi tried.?Aikcn Review.
Mutual Admiration.
It's a nice mutual admiration so
ciety they have down in Washington,
"they" being the saviors of the coun
try's unity and the dcspoilcrs of its
treasury. While Conkling was say
ing his piece on Thursday General
Sherman entered a door in his rear,
while the Seriator was in the very
midst of his eulogy of the army. It
had been neatly timed. Conkling
paused in the midst of a sentence to
cordially greet the General of the
army and point him to Senator Dav
is' ohair. A correspondent says in
nocently : "General Sherman's face
meantime Hushing purple at the un
expected conspicuonsncas of his posi
tion. During the debate Sliprman
had occasion to try to look uncon
scious, and blushed, again, ns Conk
ling referred to him by name in a
complimentary manner, and called
him the man noted for his courage
and practical common sense."
Who Are Bjeb.
The man with good firm heuUh is
rich.
So is the man with a good clear
conscience.
So is the parent of vigorous, happy
children.
So is that wife who has the whole
heart of a good husband.
So is the clergyman whose coat
the little children of his parish pluck,
as he passes them in their play.
So is the littlo child who goes to
sleep with a kiss on its lips, and for
whosc'waking i\ blessing waits.
So is the maiden \vhose horizon is
not bounded by tho "coming man,"
but who has n purpose in life whether
she ever meet him or not.
So is the young man who, laying
i his hand on his heart, can sayt "I
have treated every woman I over
saw as 1 should wish my sister treat
ed by other men."
A BATTLE Wp^fFilD.
?o?
AN EXOITIHU BCENB IN A WKQTBjbV OMUt<?i
The r)erformacco at Cole'a eircue ,
lost.night v,-n!4 cloned Ji)j-.Georgo:Conk
lin, the lion-tamer, who entered tho
den with two large liqns^nder'Olii'bi
curnstancca that would, haw made A
man with less nerve .quake wljtyV/f^.1 ^
It will ,bc renjombered that * ?Mr
days ago a large,leopard that oq/ca^^
pied the same cage with the lions jb??*-_
came involved in a alight mioundqr> j
standing with his room mates, anfl; 1
was summarily torn to pieces^ ): iSfie??^,,
terday a fine Brazilian leopard was
placed in the cage, aud occupied*
quiet corner during the parade. It
was the intention of Mr. Conklih-to
train the animal to peform wit,b j.ho
lions, and between 4 and*5 o'clOek'itt
tho afternoon the lion tamer entered
the cage to put the trio through a
course of sprouts, in order to sec bow (i
well they would work together. He1 ?
anticipated trouble, as ^he lions bad
shown a disposition to oo uiu'rjendly ;
to the new leopard, and the latter ;
was evidently pi epared to fight at tho
first favorable opportunity. . :;<>
Mr. Conkiin had been in the coge?
but a few ipoments when the leopard
attacked one of tho lions and put bjsy
teeth through one of bis enemy's .,,
paws. Mr. Conkiin interfered, and
Urn leopnrd sprang upon him, scratch-;
ing him severely behind hid rigl.t gpv.
Mi .Conkiin threw l\\a ani.w~l violently
to the Jloqr of tho cage and put himself -,.
on the o}o(ensive. Three times tho.iu
luriulqd bca&t sprang at him, .but did
not succeed in jn#icUng any injury. ,,
upon him. The lions became extyt' .
ed and Mr. Conkiin became aware
that his position was an, extremely i:
dangerous one. Quite a number of,,.,,
the circus attachces.gathered around
the cage and offered assistance, but
Mr. Copk'in told them to keep back/,
and he would manage the affair ,
alone. .. .. i.t.i ( in fit ?btott
Tho leopatd \ny fqy, a moraont
crouched upon the floor, Iiis ,e$*es
Hashing fiercely, and uttering a\ovq \c
threatening growl. . Gathering "H hio
strength he sprang at Mrj Conkjin,j?
who struck him a side blow on |lieilv
head with the handle of a, heavy
whip. Tho blow proved more power- .
ful than was intended, and killed tho
beast instantly. T|ie body: ;Was
dragged out of the cage, and after, .
paying his respects to the Hons to %1
show them that he was master of tho (
Ijeld, tho lion^lamer left the cage,
The leopard was four years old, ami
was sent to ]\Jr, Cole from Brazil
about three years ago. He was.a..,
beautiful specimen of his .species, and
was valued at S&QO.?St. Louis
Times-_
ThTwife.
Jfyou wish to be happy and have
peace in the family, njxyor reprqvp
your husband in company, even if
that reproof be ever so slight. *f,*i^
be irritated speak not ah o,ngry
word. Jndiflercnce wjll ao.njetimeB
produce unhappy consequences. Al
ways feel an interest in what your
husband undertakes and if he is per-'
plcxed or discouraged, assist Ipm.'by
your smiles and pheasant words. If
j the wife is careful how sho conducts,
and speaks and looks, a thousand
happy heaits would cheer and bright.-1
en our existence, where now there ij
nothing but cjouds of gloonj, sorrow
and discontent. The wife, above all
others, should study to p^pasp her
husband and make home attractive.
All Taken.
Our attention was called to a cir?
cumstancc last week which at oncQ
appeared to our mind as an pjoqnent
argument against the law. A, "farm
er lin.il given a, lipn to one of our busi
ness firms for advances to be made to/
him to the amount of $75," in order,
to enable him. to parry on agriculto?
ral operations du,ring \ho current
year. Last week,, ho pnmo to. town
and besought his creditor to extend
the amount of advances ; he had, al
ready "taken up" tho amount ?lgrPP4 J
on, and not a seed yoL out of the.
ground. What a commentary I And
yet wc learn that this is not the only
caso of the kind occurring so early in
the season. The lien law should bo
repealed.?Kershaw Gazette.
Wk notice that "Hug mo to death
darling," is the name of a new song.
We are ready t,o i\o? owing to who
she is, though. If she is handsome
and sweet wc will bo on hand if she
advise, us when she is "ready to go to
press."

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