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THE STOITER WATCHMAN; Established April, IS50.
Consolidated Aug. 2, ISSI.!
"Be Just and Fear not-Let all the Ends thou Aims't at. be thy Country's, thy God's, and Truth's.'
SUMTER, S. C., TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1881.
THE TRUE SOUTHROX, Established Jone, 1S66.
Sew Series-Vol. li to: 19.
Two Dollars per annum-in advance.
One Square, first insertion.Si 00
Every subsequent insertion. 50
Contracts for three months, or longer will
be made at reduced rates.
All communications which subserve private
interests will.be charged for as advertisements.
Obituaries and tributes of respect will be
Marriage notice? and notices of deaths pub?
For job work or contracts for advertising
Address Watchman and Soutlrcn. or anrdy at
the Office, to N. G. OSTE?N,
FOR LEASE OB SALE.
THE PLANTATION KNOWN AS AN?
DERSON VILLE, in Charleston County,
eighteen miles above Mount Pleasant, most
?desirably and beautifully situated on See
Wee Bay, with a good landing for ves?
sels of -i to 6 feet draft. The place is quite
healthy, with fish and game in abundance,
?nd the soil quite productive, being adapted
to both Cotton and provisions. The finest
quality of Long Staple Cotton has been grown
upon it. It contains between eight and nine
hundred acres, a large part of which is well
wooded and timbered. The place is in need
of repairs : but it has on it a dwelling house,
in good condition, and som-; ont-baildings.
To a good tenant, who will obligate to put
the place in order, a favorable lease will be
given, j or if preferred it will be sold fer a
For further particulars apply to
__Sumter, S. C.
FARM FOR SENT.
ADESIRABLY SITUATED FARM, about
seven miles from Sumter. Wiil be
let to a good tenaut at a reasonable rent.
For further information apply at this office.
Oct. 4 ?
F. fi. FOLSOM^ L. W. FOLSOM.
F. H. FOLSOM ? BRO.
Practical Watchmakers and Jewelers,
Main- Street, apposite John Reid's,
LOLD AND PLATED JEWELRY,
LCtadcs, Silver and Plated Ware,
nng Machine Needles, Oils, Etc
Ineral Repairing done at Conscientious
<.vGivens a call and be conv inced. .
v Set 35 _3m_
. -D. ?.
This Remedy offer3 a Safe Cure for
Epilepsy, Fits, Convulsions. Incipient Coma,
Paralyssi, Nervous Debility, Brain Ex?
citement, Insanity in many forms,
and in all cases where the Brain
or Nervous System has been
It tranquilizes the Brain, and removes dis?
orders of obstinate standing. It restores the
mind, removes Nervousness, feeds new pow?
er, tones r:p the Brain, invigorates Digestion
and the General Health, and imparts strength
to the exhausted Mental and. Physical Or?
gans. Manufactured only by
WM. A. GIBSON.
Corner of Singana Queen Streets,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
PRICE PER BOTTLE, $2.00
Wv'A.' Gibson, Esq.. Druggist, Charleston,
S.C.-Dear Sir: Since my daughter look
the first?ose of your medicine you sent her
she has not had one St. Before that she used
to have them every day, at least one, and as
many as -two, three, six and nine a day, for
the past eight years. Words cannot express
oxtff^y^n?^delight over the wonderful action
of your medicine on her whole system. We
cbeerfullv recommend those afflict d to irv it.
MRS. C. HASELDEN, Adams Ruc. S. C.
: -.Vir. WHILA. Gibson, Druggist,Charleston,
. S. C.-Dear Sir : Your medicine has acted
like a charm cn my son, who has teen afflict?
ed with Epileptic Fits for over six years. The
medicinal effect has been a source of joy and
happiness, as be bas not had one in eight
ZBWitbs. H. M. MACWOOD.
No.4 Franklin st., Charleston, S. C.
Mr. Wm. A. Gibson, Druggist, Cor. King
?nd Quetn Sts.: This is to certify that my
wife has been suffering for years with Epilep?
tic fits to such an extent that I could never
leave ber alone without a great deal of anxie?
ty. Many times I had to leave her in charge
of my store, but not until I would administer
to her a dose of your medicine, that I would
feel sate to leave her. And now she is perfect?
ly well, having had DO return of fits since.
And while I use the remedy I consider - it a
"ii??rr. to her, and advise any one who suffers
from Nervousness or Epileptic Fits to used it
MX once and be restored *o health.
Oct'25 _King St., Charleston, S. C.
CHARLESTON, S. C.
THIS POPULAR AND CENTRALLY
located HOTEL having been entirely
renovated during the past Summer is now
ready for the reception of the traveling public.
Popular prices S3 and 2.50 per day.
Special rates for Commercial Travelers.
E. T. GAILLARD,
Oct 25 Proprietor.
THE GRAND CENTRAL HOTEL.
COLUMBIA, S. C.
SfATING renewed my Lease of: 'The Grand
L Centrai Hotel" "for a term of years, I
leave to inrorm the Public that the House
b&i ?ees thoroughly re-painted, and is now
furnished willi new and improved Black
Walnut Furniture, Wire Spring Beds with
bett Hair Mattresses, Velvet aud Brussels
Carpets. Electric Annunciators connect with
every room, and the Hotel is connected
through the Columbia Telephonic Exchange
with _ every prominent place of business
throughout the City. These ad vantages, with
competent "atiendan ts, warrant nie iu assn ti ng
the traveling Public as good accommodations
as .the South can afford.
JOHN T. WILLEY, Proprietor.
Sept 20 3m
ASSOCIATED RAILWAYS OF VIRGINIA AND THE GARGLINASj
RICHMOND, VA., November 1, 1881.
Memoranda of Arrangement of Round-Trip Rates, Tickets,
Routes of Transportation, and Advantages offered for the
formation of Parties of Visitors to the
iilli COTTON EXPOSITION,
At Atlanta, G-eorgia,
From the Territory traversed or reached by the Railways of the Atlantic
ROUTES j PERIOD OF VALIDITY j j RATES OF TICKETS.
j IS DAYS. OF TICKETS'j-"
FROM "WEAT 0F ! HEREIN ENUM'RATT. ?j FOR For Condition of bole and Tjs0
TRAVEL.! -?--~jj _of which fee Notes
T^TX-T- Is- >E ? I j SIXGLE A. li. C. ! D.
-OIMi. g?0 j ^ =^ = lilSDIviD- Parties Parties Parties; Parties
Kotes. " i5* :? ff ten tvrerty ofthirty of fiftj
j ? TB; i! UALS. each. each. each. | each.
?Joldsboro',.I 9 ' 2duy>. 6 days 2days. ?$22 1)0 19 .10 3 6 35 13 60? 10 90
Weldon.? 9 ?2 6 2 jl ?3 00 IS SO 16 15 13 45 10 75
Wilmington.I 10 ;2 6 ?2 (l IS 25 16 90 14 50 12 30 10 00
Tirboro'..| 9 ;2 6 2 24 00 21 20] IS 20 35 15 12 10
Wadesboro',. 10 .^.?I 12 SO l i 65 12 55 10 45 S 40
Cheraw,. 10 2 1 '2 jj 15 00 13 25 ll 35. 9 45 7 55
Florence,. 10 2 4 2 1 15 00 12 35 10 GO S S5' 7 10
Columbia,./. 10 1 6 1 f :2 00 9 55 S 20 6 S0? 5 50
Wilson,. 9 2 6 2 j 23 00 20 Op 12 10 U 25 ll 40
.Magnolia. 9 2 6 2 i 21 00 17 85 15 30 12 75 10 20
Marion,..'.....;. 10 2 6 2 j! IS 25 13 15 ll 25 9 40 7 50
Suurter,. 10 2 G 2 ' !? H 55 ll 00 9 45 7 90| 6 30
NOTE.-9 via Wilmington & Weldon Railroad and Columbia.
NOTE.-10 via Wilmington, Columbia & Augusta Richmond and Columbia.
Movement of all partieson contract rates io groups A. B, C, and D, will be only via Co?
lumbia, Columbia and Greenville and Atlanta and Charlotte Air-Line Railway Division, and
tickets will read accordingly.
The Round-Trip Tickets herein named when used singly, are of a specific contract form,
void if transferred lo other than original purchasers, and authorize the requirement or'identifica?
tion of said purchasers, at the option of the Railway's Agents or Conductors.
To the end of affording increased facilities for visiting the Exposition, Contract Tickets,
adapted to parties of the size herein named, are likewise offered. They embrace all the stipu?
lations of single tickets, with the additional one, that they are good for transportation to At?
lanta only wbeu presented on Trains in connection with all others of the specif c class they be?
long to, asper the prices given.
Holders of these tickets may return upon them singly, within the period of their validity,
provided they are the original purchasers and identify themselves accordingly.
An office fur the identification of purchasers and stamping of return-coupons has been es?
tablished at the Union Depot ia Atlanta. It will be opened 30 minutes prior to the departure
of the trains.
None of the conditions of these tickets will be changed in any respect.
Investigation of the appliances for personal comfort, lodging, and food, means of transit
between Atlanta and th? Exposition Grounds, authorizes the assurance that all elements exist
contributing to a pleasant and economical visit.
For all information not contained in this advertisement, apply to the undersigned or to the
Station Agents of the Railways at interest. A. POPE,
Nov. 15. 3t . ? General Passenger Agent.
WILMINGTON, COLUMBIA AND
AUGUSTA R. R.
ON and after Nov. 6th. ISSI, '.hts following
schedule will be ran -n this :
NIGHT EXPRESS AND MAIL TRAIN. (Daily)
(Nos. 4? West and 4S East.)
Leave Wilmingtou.10 40 p in
Arrive ni Florence ......u............... 3 00 a rn
L^ave Florence. 3 20 a ia
Leave Sumter. 4 52 a ia
Arrive at Columbia... 6 4?
Arrive >:t Florence....
Arrive ?t Wilmington.
This Train stops onlj at Brinkley's. White
ville, riemington, Fair Bluff, Marion. Florence,
Timmonsville. ?vnyesv??le, Sutater, Camden
Junction ano Eastover.
TOKOL'GU I'ttCICHT TR.UIS.
~ baily, except Sundays.
Leave Florence...-... ll 40 p m
Leave Sumter .,. 2 2$ a tn
Arrive at Columbia. 5 30 a m
; Leave Sumter.
j Arrive at Florence
LOCAL FREIGHT-(Daily except Sunday.)
Leave Florence. 6 00 a m
Arrive al Sumter.. ?0 55 a ni
Leave Sumter.ll 40 a m
Arrive at Columbia . 4 00 p m
Leave Columbia. 7 00 a m
Arrive at Sumter.......~..ll 15 a m
Leave Sumter.12 15 p m
Arrive at florence. 5 10 ;> m
A. pop?. G. P. A.
JOHN F. DIVINE, ?enera! Su'p't.'
Columbia and Greenville Rail Bead,
PASSEN 0 ER DEFARTMEN'f,
COLUMBIA. S. C., August 31. ISSI.
ON AND AFTER THURSDAY, September
1st, ISSI, Passenger Trains will run as
herewith indicated, upon ibis road and its
branches-Daily exept Sundays :
??o. 42 Up Pa>senger.
Leave Columbia (A).ll 20 a ra
Leave Alston._..12 26 p m
Leave Newberry. 1 21 p m
Leave l?o?lges.. 3 52 p m
L?avo Belton. . 5 05 p m
Arrive at Greenville.-. 6 27 p m
No. 43 De*
Leave Greenville at.
Leave Bel tun..
Arrive at Columbia (F). 5 50 p m
SrAUTANuenc, UM- N <fc COLUMBIA R. R.
No- 42 up Passenger.
Leave Al*ton". 12 40 p m
Leave Spartanburg, S U ?fe C Depot (B) 4 03 p m
Arrive Sparenburg ii ? D Depot (li) 4 12pm
No. 43 Down Pas.-enger.
Leave Spartanburg R ? D Dcp..t(!I) 12 4S p ai
Leave Spartanburg S U & C Depot (G) I 07 p ia
Leave U:;ion.. 2 36 p m
Arrive at Alston. 4 36 p m
LAURENS RAIL ROAD.
Leave Newberry. . 3 55 p m
Arrive at Laurens C II. 6 45 p m
Leave Laurens C II. S 30 a m
Arrive at Newberry.Tl 30 a m
Leave Hodges. 3 56 p m
Arrive at Abbeville. 4 46pm
Leave Abbeville.12 15 p m
Arrive at Hodges. 1 05 p m
BLUE RIDGE R. R. & ANDERSON BRANCH.
Leave Belton. 5 OS p m
Ler? ve Andersen._. 5 41 pm
Leave Pend^tvti. 6 20 p m
Leave Sonnen CO). _ 7 2:l p m
Arrive at Walhalla. 7 45 p m
Leave Walhalla.t. H 23 a ru
Lt-::ve Seneca (D). 1? ?4 a m
Leave Pendleton.I11 30 a m
Leave Anderson.lt 12 a m
Arrive at Belt-n. .H 4^ a m
On and ai'ier above 'late J hr-J ugh ears will Le
run between Columbia and Hemierscnville with?
A-Willi South Carolina Rail Road from
Charleston ; with Wtitnin?'.on Columbia & Au
gusta R R from \V~iimiisgWn and all point.-- norih
thereof: with Charlot**. Col uta bia ?fe Augusta
Rail Read from Charlotte and poiuis north
B-With Asheville ?fe Spartanburg Rail Roa.i
for points in Westcru N. C.
C-With A. <fc C. Div. R ?fe h. R. R. for all
points South and West.
D-With A. & C. Div. R. & D. R. R. from At
lanta and beyond.
E-With ?. & C. Div. R. ?fe D. R. R for ;;11
point* South and West.
F-With South Carolina Rail R-nd for Char
lestor. ; with Wilmington, Columbia Si Augusta
Rail Roa i foi Wilmington and the North : v?.h
Charlotte. Columbia ?fe Augusta Rail Road foi
Charlotte and tue Xor;!..
C. - With Ashville .t Spartanburg Rail _J?<>ad
from IL'n b r.--'.:*-. nie.
ll-With A. ? C. Liv. R. & D. R. R. from
Cb" lott'; <fc bdy?nd.
^tan?Vird Hine used ?S Wa.-hingto?, T>. C,
w';,.. h is iiftccn rrinutcs fasfer ?hau Cli.mbia.
J. W. FRY; Snp'C
A. POPE. (.Vr.^al Passenger Apent.
At;rust lisSt if.
NAME STAMPS FfJR MARKING CLOTHING
wilh imieliible ink, or for printing visiiing
STAMPS OF A IV Y KIND
for stamping BUSINESS CARDS, EN YUL
OPES or anything elso. Specimens of various
styles on hand, which will bc shown with pleas?
ure. Tho LOWEST PRICL'S possible, and
orders lilied promptly.
Call ?>n C. P. (?STEEN,
At the Watchman and Southron Office.
South Carolina Railroad,
CHANGE OF SCHEDULE.
ON AND AFTER OCTOBER 16th. ISSI.
Passenger Trains 0.1 Ca md CD Branch will
run ns fidiows. until further notice:
KA ST TO i;?r.njjsiA-DAILY EXCEPT ses RAYS.
Lea va Ca tilden . T 4 ? a : 1:1
Leave- Camden Junction. S 45 a 1?
A i rive at Columbia.ll 00 a m
WEST FROM COLUMBIA-DAILY EXCEPT SUN?W.YS.
Leave Cul umbi a. 5 15 a in... 0 00 p m
Arrive Guinden Juiict'io:?, ll 10 a 111... 7 40 p in
Arrive at Camden. 1 10 p in... S 45 p m
EAST TO TH A RI. ESTOS AND AUGUSTA
(Daily except Sundays.)
Leave Camden. . '.> 50 p m
Leave Gauolcn June'. 5 87 p m
! Arrive at Charleston...-..10 :'.0 p 111
I Arrive at Augusta... 7 40 a m
WEST FR'rM CHARLESTON AND AUGUSTA.
(Daily except Sundays.)
J Leave Charleston. 6 30 a tn
Leave Augusta. 7 00 p HI
Arrive Camden June'.ll 10 am
I Arrive at Camden. 1 10 p in
j Columbia ard GreetivUie Railroad bf>th ways.
for all points on that Road and on the Sp;ir
I winburg. Unt'-n and Columbia and Spartanhu'g
j and Asbviliu Railroads, also with tho Cbar
: lotre. Columbia and Augusta Railroad to and
j from all points North by trains leaving Camden
j at 7 40 a m. and arriving at S 45 p ru.
Connections made at Augus'a to all point?
I lVest and South; also at Charlton wi-'h
j Steamer.? for New York and Florida-(?n Wed
"! r.esdays and Saturdavs
Ou Saturdays-ROUND TRIP TICK HTS are
? soul t'< :?tid tr'HU ali Stations? :it Ofie first Clsi?s*
j fare for the round trip-tickets being good ti:l
j Monday ii?><-n, to return. Kx<-ur.-i->n tickets
I good for i0 days are regularly on sale to and
j from all stations at 6 cents per mile f r round
THROUGH TICKETS to all points, can he
j purchased by applying to James Jones. Agent
I at Camden. " D. C. ALLEN,
General Pas?enger and Ticket Agent.
! JOHN B. PECK, General Sup't,
j Charleston, S. C
j NORTH-EASTERN R. R. GO.
NORTHEASTERN RAILROAD CO.
CHARLESTON. S. C., Nov. 6. 1881.
On and after this date the following Sche?
dule will be run.
Leave Charleston. Arrive Florence.
8 00 A. M.12 55 p. M.
4 50 P. M.ll 55 p M.
8 15 P. M.1 30 A. M.
Leave Florence. Arrive Charleston.
3 20 A. M.7 30 A. M.
12 01 A. M.7 50 A M.
1 05 P. M.5 35 p. M.
Train leaving Florence at 3 20 A. M. will
not slop for wav passengers.
J.*F. DIVINE, Gen'1 Supt.
P. L. CLEAPOR. Gen'l. Ticket Agent.
CHERAW AND DARLINGTON AND CHERAW
AND SALISBURV RAILROADS.
SHIFTY ii IL t., S. C., .May 23, ISSI.
ON AND AFTER THIS DATE, TRAINS
uti these Roads will run as follows,-every
except St:r. lay.
Leave Wadesbor.-?. S 40 a m
Leave Bennett's. ?) 00 ;> m
j Leave Morrea. 0 15 am
I Leave McFurlan. $ 35 a iv.
j Leave Cherav.'. 10 Jj a m
j Leave Society Dill . 10 50 a tn
? Leave Darlington . i 1 ?,h a tu
j Arrive at Florence.12 DJ p ta
, Leave Florence. . 12:0 pm
j Leave Darlington. I 20 p m
I Leave i?'Cictv Hill.. 2 M p nj
j Arrive at Ghera?. 2 50 u m
I Arrive at Wadesboro . 4 LO p m
I Thc freight train ?rill leare Florence at 6 30 A
1 M every day except Sunday ; making the round
i trip tn Cheraw every day. and to Wadesboro as
j often as may be necessary-keeping out 0! the
j way of passenger train.
j B D TOWNSEND. I'.-e.-Uent.
j ~ir?7~R0?5S0?, & 3?N7~
j COMMISSION MERCHANTS
j 5>ea3crs in Fertilizers,
CS EAST BAY,
CHARLESTON November? 1881.
! At thc commencement ol' another business
i year we acknowledge with pleasure the pa
? tronage and confidence of our plantnig
i Hobsons Cotton and Com Fertilizar,
; Robson's Compound Acid Phosphats,
i have given very gratifying satisfaction. <>ur
I Cotton and Corn Fertilizer is one of the higli
! est standard. It contains among other val
? uabie ingrediments 3 per rent, of Ammonia,
i M per cent, of Potash, DJ per cent of availa
: l.?e'Pho.?pha?e. Having been among the fir.*)
i to ^introduce Guano tu this Stale, we can
I confid?titlv refer to our planting friends that
I during the series of years w have so1'!- them
I Manures we have always givcu a pure article.
Every Man tire is tested. We offer the above
j Fertilizers for cash, time or cotton.
! Plant?is ordering immediately will he
j allowed to the 1st of April to decide which
they prefer, cash or time. An order for a car?
load often tous will bc sent free of ? ravage-,
for a less amouut $1 per ton will bc charged.
Nov ir? 3tu
[For Hie Watchman and Southron.J
Messrs. Editors :
If our young folks would like to know bow
thc course of* true love ran in the days of
Horace, let them attend to the following free
translation of one of his odes :
While thy heart found rest in no other love
And other arms could not thy snowy neck
Not Persia's King with regal store,
Could boast a life so bright with pleasure's
While thy heart with no other passion burned,
And Lydia's love was not for Cloe's spurned:
Not Ilia, with her Roman name,
Could boast a life so full of fame.
Thracian Cloe now fills my soul with fire,
The queen of grace and mistress of the lyre ;
For whom, to die would be but pleasure.
To save to earth so rich a treasure.
Calais, Thurine Onytus' son,
Has now my heart's responsive passion won,
For whom 'twere cheap two lives to lose
To save his soul from death's repose.
What 1 if our old love should come again,
And bind our souls with its brazen chain ;
If golden-tressed Cloe should leave my heart,
And forgotten Lydia its former joys impart?
Though co star like Calais' beauty shine,
And turbulent Adriatic shew no wrath like
Yet, 'twere sweet with thee to tread life's
And sweet with thee lo close its day.
A VAGABOND LIFE.
THE SON OF AN ENGLISH GENTLEMAN
A WANDERING SAILOR.
An Eton Scholar who Buns Away to Sea,
"Works in a Silver Mine and rind? his
"Father Dying cn a Battlefield.
[From the Philadelphia Press, Nov. 24.]
Leaning against one of the cotton
bales stacked on Christian-street
wharf yesterday afternoon, was a tall,
powerfully built man, about 40 years
of ago, dressed in a rough blue suit,
rather the worse for wear Around
his neck a faded silk handkerchief
was loosely kuotted, and a wide
Lr.immed felt hat was carelessly
pushed far back on his head. Al?
though his complexion was deeply
bronzed, his face would have been
considered very handsome but for an
ugly 6car extending frnrn thc right
) temple across thc bridge of the nose
nearly to the end of the left cheek,
fie was clean-shaven, with the excep?
tion of the tipper lip, upon which
flourished a long tawny moustache.
He appeared to be gazing wistfully
at the men loading one of thc ocean
steamers, and from time to time
stroked his chin with a hand, sun?
burnt, like his face, and somewhat
begrimed, but small and shaped as
delicately as that of a woman.
"Ile says he's au Englishman,"
said a Custom House Officer to -a
Press reporter who happened to be
on the wharf, making some inquiries,
"He has been leaning against that
bale for these two hours and more.
I expect he's hard pushed, as he iias
been trying the captains of two of tho
steamers for leave to work his pas?
sage to Liverpool. AU the holes
appear to have pegs, however. He
looks a decent sort of fellow, too."
The reporter accosted the stranger
with a few remarks which were
readily and cheerfully respouded to,
and presently the news mau and his
fresh acquaintance were seated op?
posite to each other in a neighboring
tavern discussing a concoction called
by the ungodly whisky punch, and
chatting as pleasantly together as
though they had known each other
A COSMOPOLITAN'S CAREER.
Yon are right," said the stranger,
"I am b\7 birth an Englishman: but for
twenty-five years and more I have
been an inhabitant of so many climes
and cities that I have almost forgot?
ten my nationality. My name-well,
at present, I call myself Wilson.
Were I in funds I would add captain
to it or colonel, for 1 have earned
the right to both titles by sea and by
land. However,.. I do not at this
moment possess even the traditionary
last cent, so I drop all handles and re?
main, yours truly," lifting his glass to
his lips, "Jack Wilson. Why am I
here '? Well, for the life of me 1
don't know. I came herc in a coaster
from Baltimore the night before last.
I had a grip-sack then with a few
things in it and $20 in my pocket,
but I got drunk in a saloon some?
where about this bit of river beach,
.and when 1 awoke this morning my
bag was gone and so was my money."
"Did you speak to the police ?"
"Not I. 1 broke the rum-seller's
head with one of Iiis own whisky
bottles, smashed the greater number
j of the glasses under his counter and
i walked outside to cool oft'a little and
j wandered on to where you saw mc
! standing. ? should say by your
' darned inquisitiveness 3'ou're a writer
j for the newspapers ; now, if you'll
j stand a meal and give me sufficient
j to pay my fare to Now York, I will
j tell you the story of my vagabond
j wanderings, and I won't swell your
I head either. Agreed? Very well,
I now let mc wet my whistle and I'll
I "At thc time I came into the world
j my father was a wealthy Devonshire
I nquire in England, il? dill md tlu-n
i reside in tuc country, Jor l?e luid a
; commission in oin; ur tin- household
1 regiments, and therefore rented a
mansion in a fashionable quarter of
London, und lived in thc style befit?
ting: a man of means and fa mil v. In
my ninth year I liad tue misfortune
lose ni}' mother, shortly after which
event my father sold out ol the anny,
gave up his town house; and went
abroad, having previously made ar?
rangements for sending me to ivton.
There 1 remained for five years, spen?
ding my holidays at the pince in
Devonshire, my only freud being the
steward who bad been left in charge.
Ile had been an old sailor in his time,
and 60 fired my youthful fancies with
the stones he told me of the soa tba
determined to run away to Lon cl
and ship on board some vessel,
was a hardy lad, fond of every ki
of sport, but with a strong distaste
study. I had no relatives who seem
to take any interest in me, a fact, a
discovered in after years, which u
entirely oiving to my father, who v.
at that time wasting Iiis substance
every species of debauchery on t
HE RCXS AWAY TO SEA.
"My plans were early laid,
started for school with fen brig
sovereigns in my pocket, my qu;
telly allowance. Eton, as you leno
is close to London. I changed cs
at a junction, and pr?*s?'?i!y foi;
myself in the midst ot the groat cit
I asked my way to the docke, ai
clambered on board a huge barq
that a man told me would sail th
day for South Amcrcia I inquir?
for the captain, and was shown in
his cabin. J shall never forget 1.
look of suprise when 1 asked him
he wanted a boy. 1 was dressed
the fine attire of a young Etonian,
ring was on my finger. I certain
did not look thc sort of boy to aspi
to the humbie positiou of ship's mo
I key and so the captain evident
thought. He asked me if I w;
serious. I replied that my greate
wish was to go to sea. 'It perhaj
will not bc an unkind act to cure yr
of that feeling/ he said, with a sini
ter look that half frightened m
'You can stay on boanl, boy.' Refoi
the twiiiiglit liad settled on the rivi
we were many miles down the Tham<
I on our way to 6ea. Very litt
notice was taken of me until we g<
? into the channel, when I was arouse
from my sensations of enjoyment, ft
I was not in tho least sick, by tl.
captain shouting to me. 'Con
here, you young land lubber, an
turn to. If you imagine you're
passenger on board this'ere sh;
you'll soon discover your mistake
I was not long in making the di
cover}' that the commander of th
good ship Nelsen was as big a bruf
as I had ever heard of even in til
romances I had read at school. Th
miseries iniicted on me during th*
long voyage I have never forgot ter
I was half starved and cruelly beater
deprived of my sleep, and robbed b
the sailors of my clothes and jewelry
However, the voyage came to cud a
last, and on arriving at Rio de Jatu
iro, 1 managed to slip off the vess(
and owning to thc kindness of som
negroes, I remained hidden on sher
until the Nelson sailed again,
stayed for two or three months wit
! my black friends; they lived on th
outskirts of the city, and while wit;
them, I employed myself by makin;
lariats, which I sold on the streets o
Rio I became quite expert in lass
making and sold a number, so I seoi
had a few dollars saved. These enc
bled me to purchase one or two ne
cessities. I next fell in with a plan
ter, who offered me a positiou a
assistant overseer on his plantation a
Pernambuco, which ? gladly accept
ed. I had a pleasant time for th
year and a half that followed, and bc
came the best of friends with m;
master, but the wandering fever wa
strong in me. I was now wei! dress?
ed, a perfect horseman and a goot
shot, and I had a comfoitable suppl;
of 'shiner*,'" so I determined to seo ;
little life in Mexico, my resolve bein?
somewhat hardened by the coldues
of thc planter's daughter with whoa
I was deeply in love. I obtained ;
passage on board a schooner to As
pin wail, and continued thc journey ti
Panama on a pack mule, in company
with several other mon whose des
tination was the same as mine-Mex
ico and silver.
S1LVEP.-.M1XIXG AXD BLOCIUDE-RUXXIXG.
"At Panama I shipped on atothc
vessel for Maxatlan, and there joinei
a second mule caravan, which eventu
t ual ly brought me to AI om us, au an
cient ruined town of old Mexico, rc
christened by the Spaniards, when
I purchased a smalt snare in a sil vc:
mine, and set to work. The gan:
with whom my lot was now cast was
made up of adventurers from all ovet
the world. Thc nights were pass?e
in the wildest debauchery, and frc
quently the whole of severa! days
hard toil was lost in one stake al
cards. In addition, we had to be on
the constant alert against the attacks
of Apache Indians, with whom we
were in contiguous war. One way
or another, i made a good deal ol
money, and I began to have dreams
I of ?eturning to England a rich man.
i I was now in my twenty-first year
and as big a man as I am uow. One
! day we heard that war had been do
i dared between the Souther- uuU
Northern Slates ol America, and
that fortunes were being realized by
blockade-running. In company with
three other men, ? traveled night and
day until I arrived in Charleston
where I purchased a share in a steam?
er and her cargo of cotton bales. We
eluded the Federal cruisers and suc?
cessfully crossed tho oc?an to Livcr
I pool, and in a day or two i found I
was master ol' ?12,000. 1 hastened
; tu my paterna: home in Devonshire,
I but tim place was shut, up and desert-:
? ed. I learned in tin; village thai my
I lather had been ruined at play at Bad
? en-Baden, and that all the family acres
J had been sold under the hammer, lt
had been supposed thal 1 had been
d owned, the captain of Ino Nelson
! having stated that fact, in r-ply to au
j advertisement making inquires as to
; my whereabouts. X budy seemed
j to know what h.ul ln-come nf my
j lather. I wrote U< two ur three near
i relatives, hui. tuc reveres i received
! were the reverse nf eui dial. M v f;w
i thousands could have redeemed but
j little of the pm pe ri}* formerly owned
by my father, und he ides 1 I;-d no
j wish to remain in a land where I felt
worse than a stranger. I again in
? vested my fortune in a steamer and
! ?et sail once more for thc land of the
i free. In attempting to enter Charle -
. ton harbor wc were captured by a Fed
! era! i -an-of-war. I hadthe pleasure of
j seeing my ship .sunk hy my captors
: and shortly alter I was lan.lc 1 with
my crew and sent North as a prisoner
? of war. I managed to gain the good
graces of one of the sentries ana wit!
bis connivance I escaped.
FINDING HIS FATHER.
"lily feeling in those days were en
tirely with the Southern cause : be
sides I attributed, ruy loss of property
to the North, so 1 determined to get
to thc South and enlist. After a wea?
ry tramp for two months, during
j which I was several times arrested
I for a spy, I managed to get into thc
Confederate lines in Carolina, and I
had no difficulty in finding a Colonel
of irregular cavalry willing to take
me as a trooper. I passed th io ugh
many battles of the war without a
scratch until the action at Mansfield,
Texas, was fought. General Banks
commanded the Union forces, and
Kirby Smith was our General. I com
! manded my troops in this battle and
j received thc wound you notice on
my face. My horse was shot and 1
was slashed with a sabre and felled
to the ground. It was some hours
before I recovered consciousness,
and I found that my wound had stop?
ped bleeding. 1 was very weak and
exhausted, and only a hearty consti- i
j tution like mine could have existed :
? after losing so much blood. Lying j
by the side of me was a man in the!
uniform of a Federal officer who was i
groaning piteously with pain. I turn-j
ed toward him and found that a bayo-1
net had pierced his stomach and j
breast in several places. I raised his !
face toward me, judge of my horror
and surprise in recognizing my father.
? whispered in his car and a faint
gleam of pleasure crossed his face as :
he heard my voice. I crawled to?
ward some of the dead, and stripped i
them of their coats which I placed !
around the dying form of my fatiicr. j
, On one body I found a flask of bran- |
dy with which I moistened his lips. |
lu a few sentences he told mc that he j
thought I had been drowned, that all ?
his property had been lost and that !
j he was an officer on the staff of Gen- j
feral Banks. I begged him not to
speak further. Ile desisted, but mo-1
tioned to me to open the breast of
his coat, where I lound a bundle of
letters. I put them in my pocket,
and in a few minutes my father breath?
ed his last in my arms. I looked in
vain for some human aid. Around me
were hundreds of the dead and dying, j
but I was afraid if I left my father's
body I should not be able to find it
again. Night came on, and my wound
began to bleed afresh, and I once
more became unconscious. Weeks
passed away before I recovered my j
reason, and then I found myself in a j
military hospital. I liad had brain fe-;
vcr, btu my wound had healed during !
my insensible condition. ? ?vas once
again a prisoner of war, however, and
as soon as I was well enough to travel
I was sent with others to the North,
and this time I found myself in du?
rance ville at Fort Delaware, where I
remained until the end of the war.
SERVING A3 A WHALER.
"The rest of my life I will tell you
\n a few words. Among the papers j
my father had given me were vouch?
ers for three hundred pounds in a
bank at Halifax, N. S. I went there
and, with some difficulty, established
my claim and received the .money.
I then obtained the position of
mate on board a whaler and I have
followed the sea. in various capacities,
'ever since. Fortune, however, I
appears to have deserted me. I have p
never been able to save any partier*. |
lar sum of money. Cards and drink
have always dissipated my pay and
profits Last September I was in
Liverpool, having arrived there in a
San Francisco vessel. My wander?
ing instincts never permitted me to
remain long in the same ship, which
is probably the reason I am not in
command of one. 1 came from Balti?
more as third officer of a brig. I intend?
ed to have returned in her to Liverpool, j
as I have lately seen an advertisement I
in a London paper inquiring for heirs j
of my name. However, I got drunk j
on the day of sailing, and my ship j
departed without me. I carne on j
here hoping to be able to ship as '
seaman on board of one of the steam- j
ers of the American Line, particular- '
ly 33 1 heard that an old messmate j
of mine was in command of one of
them, but his boat is not in port
Last night as ? told vou, I was clean
ed out in a saloon, so unless 1 succeed
in getting work on a ship. I do not
exactly know how I shall get fixed.
However, if you pay my fare to New
York I shall probably be all right,
as I know several of the captains
there- No doubt the story I have
told you of my life is often equaled by j
the adventures of many an .English
gentleman's son in this country.
However, as .Malloy sings:
HoHicless. ragged and tom, under a change?
Who so fret; in thc land, who so contented j
The Cause of Her Terror, j
A lady in Bath was recently much j
alarmed by dreaming that some one j
was holding her wrisr. Vainly endea- j
voriair to scream for assistance, she sue- j
cecded at length in whispering just loud ?
cuou?ih to awaken herself. After a few
minutes' relief at being no longer un-?
dor the ihiluenc'c of the dream, she ec- ,
came conscious that some one was real- !
ly holding her left wrist, and all her \
strength was inadequate to release it. ;
Whether to cali her hostess or not was '.
easily decided, for ber terror rendered j
lier as speechless, as she had been before ;
awakening. It could not bc that
any of her friends had seized her wrist .
?U >j'ort ; it was too rigid a . :asp, and
hau 'reu continued some- time, for lier
left hand was cold and numb. !^ut just \
as .-he should be abie speak in a mo?
ment she found the relentless grasp was 1
that of ber own right hand, and not .
easy to withdraw from its twiu co nipan- i
ion. so desperate had become its hold.;
-Bath (Mc.) Times. j
A yoTing frenchman, who had sown !
a heavy crop of wild oats, determined i
to get married and settle uown. On :
tho wedding day his mother-in-law.,
said to him : "1 hope, my <*.?ar son- ;
in-law, that. 3roti will be guilt}' of no ;
more Wncs in future." "My dear ;
madam," ??o replied., "I promise you j
that tins shall be lue last."
A Two Thousand Dollar
A man in a large active business,
in New York, said in our hearing:!
"The worst oversight of my younger
days was that somebody did not in?
struct me to take caro of my teeth. :
At-oO years of age 1 have but eight j
natural teeth left, and' I could well j
afford to pay evo:: ?2,000 apiece to'!
get back half a dozen or more that I \
needlessly lost/'7 In explanation he i
put it in this way: -Artificial teeth j
are at a best a very poor substitute, j
I am in a large business that needs a =
goori deal of strength of body andi
mind. All strength conies from good !
food weil digested. But perfect'j
digestion only takes place when food j
is thoroughly masticated (chewed) j
and mixed with the saliva, and good, j
firm, natural tcetli are essential for
tin's. So, if I had better teeth 1 could
do a great deal more of profitable
business, and earn additional money !
enough to pay a great price for sev- '
eral of them.,J
This is worth thinking of by the
young. Here are some good rutes:
1st. Never crack nuts with the teeth,
or bite very hard substances; it breaks
or cracks the enamel and hastens
decay.-2d- Always brush thc teeth
before going to bed, if not in the
morning also, and use a wooden or
quill tooth-pick (not pins or other
metal), to remove any food from be?
tween the teeth. If left lhere
overnight it ferments and injures
the teeth. Use only a moderately
stiff tooth-brush; a very stiff one
injures the gums, and promotes
decay. 3d. Do not use any of the
"boughten" tooth-powders, unless it,'
be finely powdered orris root. Thc
most active tooth-powders, which
whiten the teeth quickly, contain in?
jurious acids or alkalies. Charcoal;
however line, is not good; it has the
"grit7' and wear of diamond dust.-?
4th. If the slightest decay begins on
any tooth, have a reliable, skillful
dentist plug it firmly at once. It will
be one of the best possible invest?
ments of a small sum for the future.
American Agriculturist for Decem?
Keep a Bottle of Lime Water.
If good milk disagrees with a child or
grown person, lime water at the rate of
3 or 4 tablespoonfuls to tho pint, mixed
with the milk or taken after it, will
usually help digestion and prevent flatu?
lence. Lime water is a simple antacid,
and is a little tonic, lt oftcrj counter?
acts pain from acid fruits, from''wind io
rite stomach," and from acids produced
by eating candies and other sweets ;
also "stomach-ache*' (indigestion) from
overeating of any kind. A tablespoon?
ful fer a child cf two years cid, to a gill
or moore for an adult, is an ordinary
dose, while considerable more will pro?
duce no serious injury. A* pint cf cold
water djssolEea ip^g ?a? 10 rrflir" nf
quietly, corking well. Thc lime' will
settle; leaving clear lime water at the
top. Pour, off gently as wanted, adding j
more water as needed. Some cai-bonic
acid will enter, but tue carbonate will
settle, often upon the sides of thc bottle,
aud freshly saturated water remain. The
lime should be removed aud a new sup?
ply put in once a year or so, unless
very tightly corked -Amtrican Agri?
culturist for December.
An Empty Barrel.
Gaze at an empty barrel. It has not
the appearance of possessing the capa?
city of exciting men to fierce hate and
deeds of blood. But listen. The Fin?
negan brothers reside in the same
house. Now it chaDccd the other day
that James wanted to pack some stuff
in a barrel and he wanted the barrel
perfectly dry. So he set the article
out in the back yard where the sun would
shine on it. He did not explain this
to his brother, and when Michael came
nloug and saw the barrel there, he j
thought: If that barrel stands there,
it will dry up and fail to pieces. As ir.
was a good barrel, he desired to save it,
and so got a pail and ?lled the barrel,
with water. Then bc left, and present?
ly James came out io sec the barrel.
He fou ad it fud. "Dang it,*' said he.
"why can't they leave things alone !''
and he dumped thc barrel. He hadn't j
been g'jp.!- tea minutes witt ^ Michael !
returned. Happening to glace at the j
barrel, he observed that it was empty, j
Ile thought the witter had leaked, out j
and proceeded to refill it Wiren James
carne round again to see if thc barrel
was dry, he wai. put into a state of great
wrath. He dumped thc barrel and
went to tell his mother not to use it for
a.cistern. And while he was gone
Michael strolled round again. "Be
gorra, that barrel lakes fashv" he re?
marked, and was rather ugly at having
to lug another barrolful of water to re?
fill iL But he did it, and when James
found it that time, he was so mad he
danced up and down and tore his head
and swore. Ile dumped the barrel, and
as bc did so. Michael looked out the
window and saw him. In a minute
they were face to face in thc yard.
"What d-ye mane by making nm work
by dumping tit.,- bar i yelled Michael.
"Ye dang foul, why cama yo lave? it j
alone ?" asked James '?a a whisper
that, cou!'! bc h*rd in tl:.-, next yard.
Who:: two brothers tight they always
put mere ugliness imo it than
they would wiui anyone else. Mrs
Finnegan stau.i afterwards that she
didn't know which of her boys she was
most proud of as she saw them mop
each other about, the yard, they both
fought so well. But a policeman heard
tho racket and came in and separated
them and hore them to the station.
The barrel ? that was entirely stove to
pieces during the combat.
_ mi-? ? -^
The Greenbaekors will have the bal?
ance of power in the next Congress.
The new moon hung in the sk j, the' san was
lo tv in the '.vest,
And ray betrothed and lin the church-yard'
paused to rest
Happy maiden and lover, dreaming the old
dream over j
The light v.-I?ds wandered by, ' and robins'
chirped from the nest.
And lo ! in the meadow-sweet was the grave
of a little child,
Wi:!; a crumbling stone at the feet and the
ivy running wild
Tangled ivy and clover folding it over'and'*
Close to my sweetheart's feet was the little
Stricken with nameless fears, she shrank and'
clung to me,
And her eyes were filled with' tears for a 8CT
I did not see :
Lightly the winds ware blowing, softly"her
tears were flowing
Tears for the unknown years and a sorrow
that'was to bel
Harper a Magazins.
Lead Pencil Manufacture;
33; P. Clark is employing about teri1
hands and making about 4',?0? lead'
pencils a day. He buy's his cedar in
Florida, and it is received here in slabs'
of pencil length, of two thicknessses".'
one for the lead to go in, and the other
to cover over it, a's you will see by'
examining the end of any lead' pencil.
Four little groves are sawed in the'
thic^r slabs, for the leads which are
kept in hot glae and taken out one by
one and inserted *n the eroves. Then"
the thin slab is glued to the leaded slab;*
and thus united they are run through
a melding machine, four pencils coming^
from each slabl After the ends are
rasped by an invention of Mr. Clark,;
the pencils are ran between grooved4
wheels, at considerable pressure, for
the only finish they get. This bur-"
nisbes them, and' they are then' tied in
dozens and boxed for sale, mostly in1,
plain woods, and of three degrees of
hardness. Ticonderoga graphite is used.
It comes in a fine black powder, and is*
mixed with German white clay, about'
half and half, and then ground with'
moisture, forming a paste. This ia*
pressed in dies into lengths of four
leads, which are cut and then baked at
enormous temperature. The pencils'
sell at 85 cents, ?1.50 and ?2 a gross,'
and they are good pencils, writing
smoothly and evenly. 3Ir. Clark says'
he makes 100 per cent, selling the
pencils at S5 cents a gross, and the re?
tailers made a good thing selling them
at a cent a piece, The graphite costs
25 cents a pound and the clay little'
more than the freight, and the more:
clay used in tlx leads, the barder they#
will be. Mr. Clark makes several"
other sinai! articles besides his indelible"
pencil, of which latter be sells about
$300 worth a month,, and sends to' all'
parts of the world. The c?d?r used fof
these pencils is cut from fallen trees in*
[Florida swamps.-Hampshire Gazette.
. - -?.^?.? -
How it Happened.'
There was a railroad excursion'
from Jackson county yesterday, and
among the crowd was a man who.
called at the cilice of the Chief of
Police to make a statement. When
Ithe Chief was ready tc hear the de
|ta?ls the mau began :
"I was just coming out of the depot
when I met a fellow with a squint in'
iris left eye. Got that down ?"
'.Well, he held out his hand and*
sa:d, 'How do you do, Judge Per-*
kins?' I kinder holdout ray hand
and said I was purty well, thank you;
I'm no more Judge Perkins thar, yotf
a:e, but I thought Pd draw the fellow1
out a little. Got that down.
"We?l, we shook hands and walked?
for the corner, and he asked nie. iff
ever absorbed. I said I did, and we
went over to a saloon and surr?'und??
some beer. Are you following- ?"
"My friend s?id' his name was'Col?
lins, and that he was in the mule*
business. Then we absorbed some
"Ile asked me if I didn't remember"
of loaning him' $2 in Toledo, in' .1866,*
and hang my buttons if I wasn't foot
enough to remember. I wasn't iti
Toledo in '66, or anywhere near it?
but I saw a purty good chance to
make $2. Hang me if I didn't thiul?
Pd found one Detroiter good enougt?
to fly right to heaven !' Then we ab?
sorbed some more."
"Well, the chap wanted to pay ro?
back the $2, and I also wanted to get
hold of it. ile handed out this $20'
bill for me to change, and I gave him.
back $14 and was to hand him!. $4
more at the depot to-night; Then
we absorbed some more.".
"It's a counterfeit bill.'*
"You bet :. and Pm a gone up man !
Farewell, cid Jackson county I"
"What do mean?"
"I mean that S7 of that $14 was to
buy sehool books, and the other $7
was to buy porous plasters and a new
dress for a school teacher out there.
I have been done for and laid low.
Do I return and face the music ? I
do not. Do I jump into the river and
sleep in the arms of death ? I do,
and don't you forget it. I waut a
chew of tobacco; a few instructions
as to tiie best place to jump, and Pll
trouble earth no more."
But he didn't jump. He had 22
cents, and this sum was enough to get
di tink on. ile was picked off the
walk in the evening and taken to the
station house, and when asked his
name, lie ropiied :
">'o uso. ole feller-no use. If I
lent you two dozzers in Chicago in
1ST?, you can't pay it back nohow
won't have it, won't take it."-De?
troit Free Press.
There is imminent danger of a wed?
ding in this town. The other day the
young minister accused a fair heathen
of attending another church. "You
have been running after strange
gods," he said. "Nay," said the
lair penitent, ' but strange gods have
been running after mc .--[McGregor