Mkntou, December 1.?Nearly all
Mentor was interested to day in
celebrating General Garlleld's birth
day. Two engine companies paraded
all around his pumpkin patch and
threw sever! 1 streams over the
Northern rail fence in honor of the
occasion. About six o'clock the Gen
eral got up, and, after making the
Ores, turned out to see how kindly
nature had smiled upon the 49lb
birthday of the now Ohio sage.
A stable boy from Hon. Henry B.
Payne's residence, near at hand, was
the first to meet him as he perambu
lated thoughtfully through the cab
bage garden in his morning gown
"Wish you m;ny happy returns of
your 321)th birthday," said the boy,
The General turned away with an
injured look, and alter u few words
of thanks to the engine companies,
returned to his study, where, after
helping to dress the baby and (ill the
tea kceile, he sat down to await con
gratulatory dispatches. Four wires
were run into his study, ami two sic
nographers, his private secretary and
seven reporters waited with him un
til noon for the enthusiastic outpour
ing of congratulations that were ex
At noon u telegraph boy rang the
bell and the entire household rushed 1
to .the doorway'. All grasped at the j
dispatch and opened it with enger
hands. It read :r
Many congratulations cm your o7.lh
birthday; When you succeed to. the]
high and lioly invasion to which the
uiugniUcunti voice o'f the American
people, through the sacred medium of j
a pure, hough siightiy. eOjpnizcd bal- j
lot-box has elevated, yojuj-wo not fur
get the District Xu?i'.ueys!in> Jewell
spoke about. A. J. Dymcxii- i n ::.
- The Mentor bage went.and stincd
the kUclwn - iiro to ciittiiva] WisfirafcH
An operator called out at this junc
ture that another dispatch was arriv
ing. Everybody rushed to hear it. It
read as follows:
Livunro?L, Nov. UU. 1
To Garjhld, Mentor:
Congratulations, old boy, on ??th
birthday. Send me Minister to Eng
land: Else raise hell in 11-raid?tne ?
great American journal.
J.vs. GoitDON Bkxxbit.
Gartield sank in his boots und
mused that this at least should have
been spared him. The next dispatch
revived him- It read :
Congratulations on your G8ib birth
day time. We vants der Deulchc
vote, I holds on dose Interior Du-1
partmcuts, now you don't disretnem- \
ber of it. Caiu^ Scuukz.
The sage hemmed and hawed \
awhile, and observing that two of the
operators were Germans, walked out i
and rocked one of the bubiets untii |
the next dispatch arrived. When it
came it was a startler:
On your 75th birthday please bear
in mind that I was largely instrumen
tol in your election, and give me
something at least as good as Mayor.
"Who the devil is O'Dowd ?" said
Garfield. Nobody knew. One ope
rator said he was the brolbcr-in-lnw
of old Daniel Pratt, the great Ameri
can traveler, and he needn't mind re
Dispatches came also from Conk
ling, G.tant and .Sherman.
Grant said :
I congratulate you very much on
your G8lh birthday and 3 our election.
Don't you hope you may get it in
Colliding sent word :
The kindest regards?excuse me ;
Spraguc is said to be in town.
Sherman sent word :
I hope you feel pleased on' your
5.0th birthday in occupying my place.
But the closing dispatch ol the
day was one which excild the winde
household for lite t ost of the evening.
It was-froin Henry Ames, iho heir ol
Oakcs Ames, and tend :
Please rennt at once 815,71)2?the
principal and interest on $32? for
eight years at six per cent., and iluts
avoid more stringent proceedings.
Xou testified '.lut it was a h au.
The President elect sank helplessly
in his chair and said he didn't want
any more birthdays. The evening
close with music.?New York Star.
The Bloody Shirt.
A significant article by the linn.
George S. Bout-well, in the North
American Jievtow for December, en
titled, "The Future of the Republi
can Party,'' is sure to arrest attention.
Written after the result of the recent
election had been ascertained, this
! article d-dines the position which the
j Republican parly is, in logic and in
policy, bound to assume toward the
Southern Stales. Concession, com
! promise,.conciliation, the author says
? insubslancc, will no longer be lolcrat
? ed. No per son is to be admitted lo a
j seal in the Senate unless the record of
; his election is clear. New laws ore
to be passed for the supervision and
protection of the ballots in the elec
lions of the members of the House oj
Representatives and Presidential oleo
tor's. The civil, magistrates must
have the means within'eall (the ar
my) of protecting llu; ballot and keep
ing the peace. The United states
must insure to the people of each
Sta.e a truly Republican form of
government. No grunts will lie
in ado for internal improvements in
any Southern Stale where the equalt
I ly of all men before lite law is not a
living, practical fact.
It had grown very, very late", and
despite, her yawns from car to cur
the young man's jaw still ceaselessly
rose and fell.
'?Suppose," he said?and lie kind
of hitched t:;? closer?"suppose"?
and he Si?rt of put one arm around
her fragile, waist?^'suppose"?and
somehow he got hold of one of he:
little hands?"suppose"?'and llseem
etl,as il hediew her head i\o\xn on
[ Iiis,.?in u ly. Jm sji.tr-.4 ^u^Kiose^-fitt -were
in command ofn gallant ship, in what
capacity would you like lo have me
yo iu the vessel?"
He thought she would say "iirst
mate/' but it had grown very, very
late and as- his arm eucielcd her
waist, and her litlle hand rested in
his, she rubbed her golden bead
against his polku-tspulled shirt front,
and sleepily and brokenly inurinHirud :
"As donkc\ ? donkey-pump."
lie took his squat felt hat and car
ried bi:? ice-cream heart out under
the bilent &lara.
X-, traveling through Drit
taiuy, asks an old woman who is ped
dling crosses and medals at a church
porch, the price of a certain trinket.
41* it for 3our wife or your sued
lieai I ?' she asks.
'For my sweelheart,' replies X
not precisely seeing the drift, of her
I 'Ten francs.'
'Ten francs-? phew !' says X-.
turning on.his heel.
'Come hack, come back,' cries the
old woman : 'lake it for three. You've
been lying lo me, though ; you ha\c
no sweetheart?if ii had been for lier
you'd have bought il at pjiee wilhoul
I regard to the price.'
'I'll lake it?hero nie your three
I 'Von haven't a wife either?if it had
been for her, you'd have beulet me
I down to two franco. Oh ! you men,
j you men !' !
Many work for it, bog for it, starve
: for ami die for il; and all the while
Mom the cradle to the grave, nature
and God aro tbundering iu our cars
the solemn question : "What shall il
' profit a man if he gain the whole
Uvovld and lose his own soul?" The
madness for money is Ihc strongest
land lowcsj 61 the passions; it is the
insatiate Moloch of the human henit,
before whose remorseless altar till lite
liner attributes ol humanity aro sncri
jficcd. It makes merchandise of all
' that is sacred in the human iificciioilS,
and oven t.tallies in Hip awful solemni
I tick of tue etcmul.
Ii. F. Taylor once paid thuTollow
ing tribute to the toilers at the case :
The printer is the adjutant of thought
and this explains the mystery of the
wonderful word that can kindle a hope
as no song can?that can warm a heart
as no hope?that word "we,"' with a
hand-ln-hand warmth in it, for the
the author and printer are engineers
together, engineer iudeed ! When the
little Dorsican bombarded Cadi/, at
the distance of live miles, it was
deemed the very triumph ofengineer
ing. Hut what is that range to this,
whereby they hombaul ages yet u
I There al the ''case" be stands am
j marshals into line the forces tinned
! for truth, clothed in immortality und
English. And what can be uoblci
than the equipment of a thought in
sterling Saxon?Saxon with the ring
of -pear on shield thereon, and thai
commissioning it when we are dead,
to move gradually oil to tho "latest,
syllable of recorded time." This is
to win a victory from death, for this
hos no dying in il.
The printer is called a laborer, and
'the ollice he performs; toil. Oh, it i.s
not work, but a sublime rite that he
is peformtng, when he thus.sights Chi |
< ligino that is to Iling a worded truth
in grander curve than missile e'er be
fore described? Hing inlq the besom
of an ago yet unborn, lie throws otf
his coat indeed ; we but w?nder, the i
rather that be dues not pui his sl.oc- '
'torn oil his rcetMot' the place whcVe6n
he stands is holy ground.
A little ko"^ v,;; - tutcrcd some- i
where, long ago?it wandered through
the twilight fecbh r than it star?l I
died upon the car. But the printer j
caught it up wlieio it was lying there
in silence like a wounded bird, and j
he equips it anew with wings, and he i
sends it ilbrlh fioui the ark that had ?
.. ? I
jj\yeai$v&i 1 - i tr^eri t4-H wre* ^Ttrifrfo~t inn
future with ihe olive Inarch of peace
and around the world with melody,
like the dawning of a spring morning
How tbo type have built up the
broken inches in the b:idge of time.
How they lender the brave utterances 1
beyond the pilgrims audible and elo
quent?hardly lettering the free spirit
but moving?not a word, not a sylla-|
bietest in the wbiil of the world?'
moving in connected paragraph and I
period, down the lengthening line of'
Some men Und poetry, but they do;
not look for it as men do foa utiggets !
of gold ; they sec it in uuture's own
handwriting, that so few know how ;
to read, ami they tender it into Eng- ;
y^h. Such me the poems for a twi-i
light hour and a nook in the heart;;
we may lie Under the trees when we j
read them, and watch the gloaming,1
and see the faces in the clouds, in ;
the causes ; we may read llietn when j
too winter coals are glowing, and the
forgetful hand, and still, live evening
hells', the melodious thoughts will
An Interesting Puzzle.
In a storm at sea there was n Chris
tian captain ou boa id a vessel with
Hit ecu seamen, who chanced to meet'
with a Tutkish vessel with the .same
number of seamen in her, who were!
in danger of being lost. The Turk
I ish captain most earnestly entreated
the Christiau captain to lake him and
his men on hoard his vessel in order
to save them from Urn. danger to
which they were exposed. The Cht is
tian captain consented and look him
and hit' men on board his visaed, but,
the storm still increasing until their
destruction seemed inevitable, it was
then ngteeded by both captains to
place all the men on deck und east ell
every ninth man, until half the in. n
were thrown overborn 1, in order lo
save ihe other half, The Christian
cnplaiu performed this with such'
I simplicity, accuracy ttnd Ingenuity
that, by casting oil every ninth man,
j he drowned all the Turks and saved
his own men. The question is. how
wer?; the Ihirtv inen placed in line?
j Have yon paid your subscription.
The Methodist Conteren?o.
j For the information of our readers
j we -publish tho .following list of lay
I dclcgotcs and reserves to tlfe South
jCuvolinn Conference, which meets.at
I Marion Courthouse one the loth of
1 Orangeburg District?B. A. Mc
f Ivibbou, Dr. J. W. Summers, Jumcu
j Stokes, Roy. John Inabnit. Reserves:
J. LT. Wnnnaronker, p.V* Dibble,
Charleston Kistrict-?Win. Stokes.
A. K.t Williams, Dr. N. F. Kuklund,
V. Dibble. Reserves: fW. S.
L'tsey, J. JM. Bmbbra,m, II. Cogswell,
\V. J, Causey.
CVkcsbury District?Rev. M. M.
iioyd, J. F. Lyon, J. R. Wright, T. S.
Moorman. Reserves : T. F. Harmon,
Columbia District?Abrain Jones,
1". fM Wright, Dr. W. ,M. Walker,
liev .^A. B. Brown. '"Reserves: B. R.
i^u-.rip?eVd-, W. T. b; Cousur, R.'D.
Semi, R. II. JenSings.
GvoenvillU'Distiiel?W.' S. Morri
son, 1'. A. f.IcD:tvid, J. W. Daniels,
! J. V*C. Turner.
I Snartanburg Dt$|riet?S. M. Rice.
Dr. A.*C. Fuller, T. L. Harnes, J. B.
Sandorsi ?'. .
Sitiiiler District?W. II. Steinmey
cr, John O. TJurant, William R.
Croskrey, K..Rollings. Reserves : J.
W. lfembert, M. K. McDonald, S. II.
Speircer, Dr. Janica M. Burgess.
F!|)V.eneojDistrict?-J, B. Clarkson,
Gr. Ib/drmeyer, J. F. Carraway, II. P.
I h ock-; Reserves: J. Kpps, W. A.
Brunkoh, RR. Lowson, J. A. Kellcv.
? , O! ?5
M:\rion DisLi.cl?-Mosaic. Nc rto.i,
.Seiiei.t, P. AI. Hamcr, J. C. Coviug
ton. Reserve: Dr. I). L. Swell.
In/various'parts of the South in
dications are cropping up of the ics
ulntiou by Southern inerohanls to
patronize Southern cities, and refuse
V-U^tf ? Vui^ v hull J?ct^4o-4i*> -fi.?:s5f- -
paigii funds of the South-hating Re
publican putty, by purchasing from
Philadelphia and New York. Il is
impossible thai there can be organi
zation in ihe movement, but there j
caiigNja general ma ui fest a lion of de-j
termination that will soon make ilsclf
felt. Tho anxious alacrity with
which a number of Northern dealers
and manufacturers spread denials of
charges of bull-dozing their employ
ees for the Republican ticket, shows
that Ihey respect and fear the com
mercial South. Let us all determine
to do each his pat t towards making'
the South materially solid, ami leach
in" Urn Icrson that we can accept re- \
h?lfenud make our disapproval o see-1
lioual hatred felt. Patronize Ilal'i j
?note, Charleston, Richmond and At-!
Ian'a, wherever possible. Muke the
South independent of her enemies.? \
(ii i envttle A' ws.
How Georgia Lost Her Vote.
The Electoral vote of Georgia is J
probably lost lo Hancock and English i
for the following reasons: The Re
vised Statutes of the United Slates
provide, iu Sec!ion 137, that '.he elec
toral colleges of the several States
shall meet on Hie Iirst Wednesday in
December,and east their vote. The
Georgia Codi', Sei lion Id!2, provides
that the Governor hall notify the
electors lo meet at the capital on the
first Monday in December,lo b: ready j
on the Wednesday following lo cast j
their vole. This the Governor has j
done, but the electors did not meet;
i nor vote, and il is though! by leading
oJlicials and law vets that they have
no right to meet ami vole next Wed
Not a Bigot.
Bob (ngersol, in defending himsell
from Ihe charge of drunkenness,
sa\s: 4H don't pl'dcnd lo 1)0 tl lelo
taller. 1 heard a sloty the other
day that illustrates my position.
There was an Iiishman who joined tin
Sons ol Tempo: a nee, at id a lew days
allot wards one of his fi'n nds saw him
in a saloon with n gl ss about hall lull
of wl tskcy in !>?-> b o d. Saul he :
?Pal, I th ?uglil you were a lolotaliei r
?So t am,'said Pal, 'bill, thank Cod,
j 1 am uo bigot.""
Niiw Yokk, November 24.?A
Knuxvjile. Term., special gives Ibc
following particulars of a recent poi
soning in tn.o vieiuity of Kingston,
forty miles from Kuoxville, On
Thursday evening last was celebrat
edHfio "marriage of Joel Hcmbcll, well
knowu in that county, and Miss Dail,
an accomplished daughter of Colonel
Dail, at, whose residence- about, lifly
ladies and gentlemen had assembled.
Subsequently a reception was tender
ed the couple, and extensive arrange*
ments had been prepared foistheir en
tertainment. By some means'.,in pic
paring the feast arsenic was used in
stead of soda. About forty [persons
immediately after supper was served
exhibited symptoms of sickness, and"
live o?jtlio number have sinco^-dicd.
The first victim was Hoheit Dail, a
brother of the bride ; the next was lit
tle Miss Lowery, an orpnan. Mr.
May; of Missouri, and Mr. Gailahei,
of this .city, also died the following I
lay. Today another one is aijdeil'
to the number. Tito father of the
bride who was uot cxpccled to live is!
reported better to-day. About thirty
other persons who were present are
reported seriously ill, a, number, ol
.whom will probably de. The poi
soning is thought to have been acci
& - 7 :?- -
He Did See.
Many years ugo there lived at Sa
lem, Connecticut, an eccentric mnn
t.atncd Amasa Kilboru, about whom
numberless stories nro told lo Ulis
day. On one occasion in sumtifer he
had a live acre lot of chqfce grass cut
and spread out to dry. - - tfurfhc aflec
uoon a shower came up rftuf ttoojhctl
it. The next day the hoy iraBprcad
out to dry. Anodier shovftr fttrao up
and re-dienched it. On.lhe .third
day lue Programme, was .repeated.
been properly'dried and raked into'
windrows, a cloud pillar moved up!
over the western hoiixon, and a dis- i
taut growl of thunder echoed from Ihe'
bills. Kilboru was mad. Ho looked!
at. the cloud. "Run up to the house,
boy," he said, in a voice trembling!
with resentment,, "and bring down a
(ire-brand, quick, now!" The boy,
ad;ed "^uo questions. He came buck '
with the blazing torch, and Kilboru ;
touched o(feach windrow. "There," j
said he, "I'll sec if this hay will gel
wet again !" 1
Oregon has a legislature that is not]
afraid of woman. A bill has passed
both branches extending the n lit of
sutfrtigc to tin few women they have
in the State, The question now has
lo be submitted lo thepeoplc?that is,
to the men people?fur npptoval. I
The males are largely in the majority
in that State, and there seems no dan
ger of anarchy resulting from woman',
suffrage. While in Utah, a little
further south, a man is allowed any-1
whetc from one to a du/.en wives, (n
Oregon a man is lucky if he gets one.
In Ulali polygamy is allowed, in Ore-]
got) nolygatty is et forced. The ac
tion of the Oregon legislature seems
a bid for emigration <.d women to the
Slate, and we may soon he able to
learn the i fleets of woman suffrage,
I were men are more.conragsous than
beie in the South.
At a social pally in Alloghany
City, Pa., on Salntday night last the
guests amused themselves by indnlg
ing in private thcalricnls. In cue of
the scenes enacted a marriago core
m?uv was performed, the parties be
im' Mr. Frank llcn.ty and Miss
' Williams. Although intended as a
I sham ceremony, il was conducted in
regular form, the u*ttal questions be
ing propounded and Ihonhswers made
prOjicrly. At the conclusion of the
ceremony the couplu discovered thai
' the ncison ollict'atiug was it baue Ii?1?v
uletygmnn, thai the mm t inge was
logaij und thai the knot would be a
'lit uhlc&OUiu ?'uu lo untie.
Wo wish every man who takes Ibis
j paper \V('Uld stti'c up.
We commend the followbr
gossipers of Orangeburg:'
evil wrought by gossipers l; i
ed? We think not. A' wjse^j^an
can scarcely say too little in company
if the conversation trenches in';the
least upd^i?candal. Many, a "sqcujL
noble-minded woman btra&feeti oklij
cd to withdraw herself troru
borhood intimacy which
been pleasant olherjYise, c
lemnrks were returned. i>y some ftflp
tale-bearer, so perverted as to make
her doubt the extsUuift'' ?'t-'gfnjm^'
j-friendship, and "accept lonelinep^ for
the snlce of the safely it' brought.
You say' wo must talk 'about sjpjme
!,tb\i>g." Yes ; anr^tliroiigh tlmt vesy
fact we see a remedy fo>v .ike,evU,tjio ?
so thoroughly interest, ourselves, Ju
other and better\ldtjpNthat,we ?o?l j|
no space to spure lor OOr neighbours
affairs. Let us talk of our'JiOrhcJi,
our house plaids, our books, oV^?V
! ' l ?'?'J_e"\
babies. Let us teach our eyes to hud
beauty everywhere, while we blind $1
them by constant wnichfulhcss!f'to.
blemish. Never, under any eirotfnJ
stqnccs, cast the first stone.. Then, if
an firing neighbor goes down, you
cannot blame yourself for assisting,
in the downfall.. - '.: i'^
North Denver? Colorado, is e*?ej>
oiscd o.n the subject of ghoslo. . .A
gentleman of that place, wbilcpassifjfe
a cemetery at a late hour, was seared
into rapid flight by a number t?f(
white-robed figures. Reluruing'w??,^
courage strengthened by the posses*
siodo-pfa rovolvev, ho heard a' full
chorus of earthly and unearthly
uoiies,' whit h caused a second1 and
?' ? . jt>T no*T ??'
more precipitate flight. It is suspect
ted by tnanyithat body-snatchers wew>
at work, and adopted these means of
preventing interruption by p?sser??
bv. " ' "-f S
The Mexicans aie foud of dancing
but at Saolc I'e Ihe wallxis not coun
tenanced in good society, and can
only be seen in the low public dance
houses. "At a fashionable gather
ing," says a recent visitor, "even the
square dance is conducted with great
decorum. The Indies all sit ou one
side of the ball room and the gentle
men on the other, and when the nius
ic begins the young men walk out in
to the middle of the floor t?nd beckon,
to the young ladies whom they desire
for partners. At the close of tho
dance the ludies return to their sidej
ofjtlio room and the gentlemen lo their
own." I ol
Some months ago the fourteen
year old daughter of lillen Dnusbury
a respectable colored woman o/ Mem
phis, Tenn., was attacked wttjjf at
homo alone, tho family having gone
to chinch, and beaten and stabbed to.
death by unknown hands. Jf^nst
Sunday night the girl's mother and
her other daughter were attacked pi>
jtheir way to chinch by a man and a.
woman, both unknown, and beaten
with fiat irons, being probably fatnlty
injured. Tbc family having no ene
mies that tlicy know of, and the mo
tives and perpetrators of the rounders,
A tragical story comes to us fron*
Kock Hill. Mr. John M. Howe, a
citizen of that place and a liquor
dealer, was known as tv Binden ehaniv.
or. He had no fear ol the ino&t ve?.
onions snakes*ami indeed had a -rat
tlesnake for a p"t. One day lest week
be took the snake out of Its cage*
[anil was amusing himscLC by allow
ing it to coil about his arm,, as lip
j had been in the habit of doing, whoh
suddenly it became vicious and sank
its fangs "in to his finger. In thirty
I in in tiles [Lowe Was dead, (jesptto. lug
[most persistent eilor's to save him..
I We mean what we say and we say
lit in the simplest way, Conssens*
Lightning Liniment is the best Lini
i nt .11 ihe \voild for ihcumalbm,
lame back, neuralgia, wails, corn's
and so:c throat. Pi ice ?r>0 cenls^
White's Cream While is ihe lost
worm killer. For sale by IV. X tt.
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