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Consolidated Aag. 2,1881.1
SUMTER. S. 0., TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 1882.
New Series?Vol. I. No. 45.
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WHAT IS LOVE."
What is Love??a rainbow glory, .
* f ^Otaaied in a stormy cloud;
' i Glow-worm of a fairy story,
Spangled beauty's winding shroud.
:?.Born ih-smiles^but .nursed.itLsorrowj
Love is^ the ch3d of weeping skies,
Though the rose'sbloom it borrow,
Soon the fleeting splendor dies.
~ Yet with aH of ev?-round it,
- " itke'a jewel darkly set,
Dear aslbvirig bearts'have found it,
Howcan they its light forget 1.
'.<-Tb^refaa;Sweetness in its anguish,
>.;.There!sa music in its sigh;
Hij^.mayiw^ may languish,
-;J5^15iEJives-~it cannot .die.
" Though relentless fate may sever
? x- -Seartsthat Love would fain unite,
-^'Jfem'ryisstar sbaH linger ever.
the fountaof young. delight.
i; A^YtHhga fade away, and leave us:
f Youth and heal th, and fortune wane.
z- ?^?^^iiethkj^ and friends deceive us,
- S?Uvwe hug love's rosy chain.
_ .Like^th e cloistered vestal,- telling
w^Xvtry'hoIy bead with tears,
Lbve^ in geatTe^oosom dw'elring, ;
Counts the joys of vanished yearsl
);:k '-t X>E XATtTiTCR CHUfEE.
AS DISCUSSED IK THB CABIN.
Hekia pick up?3rbbia* wbarebber he goes
By wnkin' de railroad an' washin' ole
*3He kin lib'bout as cheap as a leather-wing
watches de rat market keen as a
boa^daa* his rations are pretty nigh
fflfighty smart cuss is de yaller Chinee.
rhe*3 iiot gwioe to keer whar you put him
[a? his.eatrfc- don't cost but a nickel a day ;
: wood?t give a straxv . for do fines'
jgbotel, . " . .
t ar slab-sided shanty will suit him as
a empty old box or a hollow gum tree,
|a big hoa'din' house f>r de yaller Chinee.
he eats little mice when de blackberries
-de ba'r on his head gets de shape of a
;I tail ;
I know by his do*es an* his snuff-culled
the comes from a scrubby an' one gallns
vr' lace j
-An*:I*s:trabbled a heap, bat I nebber did see
Such a cnxisome chap as de yaller Chinee.
":J?country -was made fur de whites an' de
:Fur dey hoesj all de corn an' pays all de
r ' tax: " -
a You may think what you choose, but de 'ser
tion is true,
"Dat de arf cullured furriner nebber will do;
v-Fur dar*s heaps o' tough people from ober de
'-: ?Bot de cussedestsort is de yaller Chinee !
..Sgj 7 .
: >Wheit de bamblc-bee crawls in de dirt-dob
' ' ' ber'sbole,
"To warm up his fingers and git out de cole,
*Dar,s. gwine to be trouble in de family,
?An* -one" de crittera mus* pack up and go ;
^Ari'de Chinerman's gwine to diskiver right
VJ)at de rabbit can't lib in de stamp wid a
. ' - ' ' : ;
; ^y"When de woodpecker camps on de mockin' j
"j?z!:::-. ^bird's nest,
'r.f Yon, km -tell pretty quick which kin tussle de
gr best. '
rBar^s a mighty good chance of a skirmish
-I; .' ahead.
When"de speckled dog loafs round de tommy
... cat's bed;
' Aa* dar/s gwine to be a racket wuf waitin' to
. - -When de wurkin' man butts gin de yaller
gla-?^eriment on a Jackass.
tl McDnffie (Ga.) Jounal: Mr. Paul, a
"'r-jlfew da^s ago, read in some sinful news
paper that a donkey conld not bray
;,:iritl?out raising his tail, and accordingly
a bright idea struck him : He penned
his famous jackass up in a corner of
. the stable, and climbing np in the
' troogh, a: Dve the dead line of the ani
jnaTa heels, he attached! a brick with
three feet of clothes line to his (the
tail. 'Then he opened the door,,
"smile<rv*arirdibly, and waited develop
ments. 'The animal walked into the
lot, and backed his ears for a yell, but
it. was do go. His tail only raised the
brick high enough to hit him on the
shanks. Then he whirled around and
the donnick struck him in the side.
Then be flung up his heels and tried to
stand on his head, but the fragment of
> country chimney lit on the small of
bis back and drove him to frenzy. He
climbed over tbc* gate and dashed
thrbu'^h the field in the direction of
. Angnsta, closely-followed by Mr. Paul's
experiment. When found he was in
stoe of Joel Neal's lot, with a brick
.."^ge^jn a crack of the fence, and his
backbone pulled out till bis ears had
disappeared under bis skin. Mr. Paul
Sa^tJiaiUtat kind of treatment may
^erent tfie coarsest of the uoise from
f*ee^?gr but it will demoralize the
?*er&000 hogsheads of tobacco,'
Tslo^^nearly ?2,000,000, have been
sold Tri New^York to a representatiye of
That Bey. Nominating Governors, etc.
Sometimes every thing works along
smoothly and nice for several days and
there is no mishap or misfortune and
then again it looks like the old. boy bad
broke loose and everything goes wrong.
There is nothing settled in this sub
loonary life, and a man will never be
happy until he can take everything easy
and patient and at all times "be prepared
for the worst, and about the time he
gets so he can do that he is about old
enough to die and generally does it.
A long time ago I heard an old man
make a little talk in Sunday school and
'he had on a great big long tailed coat
that he used to wear when he was fat
and now he was all dried up and says.be
'my children there is nothing in this
world I care for now and I can shake it
off and leave it as easy as I can pat off
this old coat,' and he sorter straighten*
ed up his shoulders and it dropped off
on the floor. Mine is not ready to drop
yet, and so I must wait and take it,
come weal, come woe, and make the
best of it. I thought a power of my
scuppendine vine, as Cobe calls it, and
I had put posts in the ground and plank
ed it around to protect it, and it was
growing so beautifully and spreading
out over the top and the old cow had
been grazing around it most every day
for a month, and sure enough yesterday
she sorter climbed up on the planks and
reached her tongue out and nabbed it,
and got it all down and used it up bod
aciously before we could get to her, and
its no ose to try to'express my feelings,
for I am no saint, but am a sinner, and
last night somebody left the gate open,
and when I got up and looked out of
the window this morning to see if there
was any frost on the ground, the sheep
were in the front yard, and I didn't
wait to take off my ascension garment
or put on my shoes, and stood not on
the order of my going, but went for
them at once before they had eat up the
rose bushes and the unanimous hedge
and other ornaments, all of which had
been mentioned to. .me from time to
time by Mrs. Arp for fear I would for
get it, and so I flew around amazin and
got the rheumatism again, and have
been gruntin' and takin' on ever since
as a^cous.ter irritant, and I am getting
along pretty well considerin, and the
same day I turned the colts in the rye
lot to graze and set the little children to
watch 'em and keep 'em from fudgin
over into the orchard, and sure enough
the children got to playing mumble
peg in the sand and forgot "the colts,
and they stepped aronnd to the orchard,
and when I went to run 'em out they
kicked op and galloped off and stradled
my young June apple trees just to
scratch themselves and broke two-of 'em
down, and when I got to the house and
set down in the front piazzer to rumi
nate and get calm and serene, I heard a
scream of fire in the back .yard, and
shore enough the- black smoke was a
pouring out of the kitchen which is in
the basement, and the flames were all
over the cook stove, and licking the
ceiling and we smelt tar, and shore
enough Ralph, the boy that is everlast
ingly a doing somethiug, was boiling a
two gallon bucket of tar to pitch his
new boat, and it had boiled over and
taken fire, and it was an awful sight to
behold, and the boy bad run, but one
of the girls rushed in and gathered the
bucket with her apron and slung it a
rod out of the door, and by that time
we all had water, and squenched the
conflagration, for which I shall always
think the Southern Mutual ought to be
thankful, for Fve been insuring in that
company for twenty years and the
chances are against them now and get*
ing more so every day. As it turned out
we only lost a coffee pot and a tin pan
and the tar bucket?and the boy lost
his tar, and in a short time the family
got done talking about it and become
ail calm and serene. A boy is a great
invention. He is so useful and keeps
things moving around so lively. ."He
shot a mink this morning and has pret
ty well exterminated the snakes. He
builds fires and brings water and milks
the cows and goes to mill and- puts up
martin gourds and loses his knife and
borrows mine and loses that and digs
the potatoes for dinner and carries them
in his hat and hunts eggs and pigeon
squabs and gets more scolding and less
whipping than anybody and don't care
a cent what a pound of sugar cost, so he
gets, three teaspoonfuls in his coffee.
Then again he is so convenient to lay
things on and can bear so much and
keep fat, and learn so much naborbood
news. Where in the world he got that
tar I have no idea, but my opinion is
that he and his mother are in partner
ship about that for she never scolded
hiiu nary time about the fire.
Well, I think I will go over and see
Newt Tumlin. He has moved over to
the settlement, and is running a fur
nace about three miles off, and the
other day he got on the top of the
smokestack and called me and I heard
him from my piazza. He wants me and
Cobe and him to get together and pick>
out a man for governor, and write a
card and present tbem to the people of
Georgia. Newt says that three men
has as much right to do it as nine.
Jesso, and I thought we would nominate
Cobe, but Cobe says be don't respire to
such a high perdition. But when a
man forms and expresses an opinion be
fore he hears all the evidence, it dis
qualifies him as a juror and he can't try
it. However, if a man don't live in the
county I suppose he can talk as much
as he pleases, for he can't set on the
case no bow, and his talk don't amount
to any thing. Well, it does show right
smart cheek and a disposition to tamper
with the jury, which I don't think is
commendable. I don' think that non
residents ought to interfere with our af
fairs until they move back again, espe
cially when they have got no better ex
cuse than that they was afeerd of the
small-pox. When there is a conundrum
to guess, I don't like for a man to plow
with another man's heifer. It looks
like these nine men were afraid the !
Democracy would nominate Mr. Ste
pbens, and they wanted to get in ahead
and. shew smart. If they wanted Mr.
Stephens shore enough, a considerate
modesty would have waited ue'U the
regulars nominated him, aud then they
could have fallen iotojioe and slid back
into the party very gracefully, and got
forgiveness. But they wasent the first
to nominate him nohow, for Bob Har
grave nominated him at Borne, and
Rat Johnson non mated him at Carters
ville, ami old father Willi'ngham says
he has been running him in the Free
Fress for several months. There are
several fellers scattered about in the
; State who have got ahead of the hounds
and are running Mr. Stephens on their
! own hook, all of which is premature, and
I'll bet Mr. Stephens don't thank 'cm
for it, for human natur is human natur
and it don't magnify his popularity for
I a few fragmentary friends to be dicta
ting' terms to the regulars and veterans
in service. I'm- for Mr.' Stephens my
' self when he has been nominated by the
Georgia Democracy, for then the case
will have been tried and a verdict ren
dered, but I don't want the small-pox
to scare me into it beforehand. We
are all vaccinated now and are no more
afraid to go to Atlanta than the Presby
terian preachers are. But then I sap
pose that politics and preaching are very
different things, thongh some folks do
mix 'em sometimes. Anyhow, I'm
going to keep unbiased till the time
comes for maybe I might get caught on
the jury myself. Who .knows?
A Strange St?ry.
For some time past rumor, has had it
that two well known LaFayette sisters
I were about to be married to two .young
gentlemen, one of this-'city and the Other
a prominent business man of Chicago.
At the earnest solicitation of the young
ladies the engagement arid, .proposed
I double wedding was kept a' profound
1 secret, or as much so as was possible.
I Two weeks ago yesterday was set . for
the wedding, and although it was
thought to be a strange whim, the im
portunate demand of the ladies most
j concerned that none but their immediate
family' and the gentlemen themselves
i should know anyting about it was re
spected. At daybreak on the eventful
I day the family were up and about, but
it was thought best not to disturb the
young .ladies until later, although the
wedding, hour was set at 8 o'clock. At
7 o'clock the expectant grooms made
their appearance, and it was then deem
ed best to awake the girls. A younger
sister was sent to their room to call
them. Presently .she returned with the
information that they, were not there".
A look of inquiry and dread amazement
went from face to face; and then all hur
ried to the room. Sure enough the
birds had flown, and the undisturbed I
bed revea^red^h^F^they^h^ not even j
One moment's. brief and appalling |
silence, in which the heart-throbs could
almost be heard, and then a hurried
search , took place that revealed the
worst?the. trunks containing all their
wearing apparel and jewelry were miss
ing, and on the dressing case, under a
little iron .photograph holder, was a
j brief note merely stating that tbey had
j gone, they did not want to marry, and
1 never would come back. Diligent
search and inquiry revealed nothing
and it was only by accident their where
abouts, in a fashinable sporting bouse
at St. Louis, was discovered.. A
.Lafayette man who was over there this
week stumbled upon them in this place.
He describes one of the girls as beiag in a
pitiable condition, having-been badly
beaten and kicked down-stairs by a
drukeri bully, whom she had importuned
for the money due her. The other
seemed much depressed, and both
seemed to bitterly realize what they
had done. The heart-broken father
I and mother left for St Louis immediate
j ly, and, for the time being at least, the
Courier is pledged to secrecy. No
; cause for their rash step is given?none
can be until they themselves make the
revelation. They were the loved and
petted daughters of fond parents?the
affianced brides of honorable and in
dustrious men, who are no less grief
stricken than the poor parents?LaFa
yette (Lid) Courier.
When They Died.
A fraction more than one-third of all
the Presidents of the United States
(not counting the two ex-Presidents
I now living nor President Garfield)
have died in the month of July. Those
who met their fate in this month were
Jefferson and Adams (July 4, 1826,)
Monroe (July 4, 1831 ,) Van Buren
(July 24, 1862.) Taylor (July 9,
1850;) Johnson (July 31, 1875.)
Four others?Madjson, Jackson, Polk
and Buchanan?died in June. In those
two months, therefore, exactly half of
all the Presidents the republic has had
departed this life. The following list
may be of interest in this connection :
President. Died Aye.
1 Washington - -Dec. 14, 1797 67
2 Adams - - - July 4, 1827 91
3 Jefferson - - -July 4, 1826 83
4 Madison - - June 28,1836 85
5 Monroe - - - July 4. 1831 72
6 Adams - - - Feb. 23, 1848 81
7 Jackson - - - June 8, 1845 78
8 Van Buren - - July 24, 1862 80
9 Harrison - - - April 4, 1841 68
10 Tyler - - - Jan. 17, 1862 72
II Polk- - - - - Juue 15,1849 54
12 Taylor - - - July 6, 1850 66
13 Fillmore - - - March 8,1874 74
14 Pierce - - - Oct. 8, 1869 66 j
15 Buchanan - - June 1, 1868 77
16 Lincoln - - April 14,1865 56
17 Johnson - - July 31, 1875 67
The oldest President at the time of
his death was John Adams, and the
youngest James K. Polk. Next to
him was Abraham Lincoln, who was
assassinated. The average age of the
seventeen Preidents on their death was
72| years, and of the sixteen who died
from natural causes 73? years.
The following is the result of an ex
periment with corn : That which was
planted at the depth of 1 inch, came up
in 8? days; l|s inches, in 9? days;
2 inches, in 10 days ; 2|",inches, in 1 to
days ; 3 inches, in 12 days ; 3^ inches,
in 13 days; 4 inches, in 13? days.
The more shallow the seed was covered
with earth, the "lore rapidly the sprout
made its appearance, and the stronger
afterwards was the stalk.?GaUowy
The man who goes into business
with the devil soon finds that his part
ner is soul proprietor.
Spoopendyke's Hen Coop.
*My dear,' said Mr. Spoopendyke, as }
he appeared before his wife with a broad j
grin on his face, 'say, my dear, I've j
bought some chickens so we can have
fresh laid eggs. Look!' and he held
oat a couple of pair of fowls tied by the
legs, for Mrs. Spoopendyke's contem
'Well, upon my word !' exclaimed
Mrs. Spoopendyke. 'Of all things!
chickens ! Ever since we've been mar
ried I've wanted chickensV and she ap
proached the birds cautiously and with
a look of misgiving that belied her
words, 'Where can we keep them ?'
In a coop, Mrs. Spoopendyke, in a
coop V retorted her husband, laying the
chickens on the bed while he divested
himself of his coat and vest. "We might
keep 'em up the chimney or in the
clock, but we probably, won't. We'll
just keep 'em in a hen-coop, and I've
got the laths and nails down stairs to
build it with. Come down in the yard,'
and Mr. Spoopendyke grabbled his new
acquisition by the legs and started off,
followed by his wife.
Do you know how to build a coop ?'
asked Mrs. Spoopendyke, as she watch
ed her husband dig a post hole in the
corner she had reserved for a geranium
*If I don't you probably do,' snorted
Mr. Soopendyke, kicking away at the
spade uutil he loosened his leg. 'Now
I put this post here and that one there
Then the two fences make the rest, and
T only lath up these two?dod gast the
post I1 he concluded, as it toppled over
on .his ear. 'Can't you hold it up ?
What're you sitting around there like a
cork in a jug for ? Hold it up, will
Mrs. Spoopendyke grasped the post
firmly with both hands and held it at
an angle of thirty degrees.
Now hold it perfectly still while I
dig the other hole,* and Mr. Spoopen
dyeke hacked away at the ground again
and set his second post.
'I see what you mean,' giggled Mrs.
Spoopendyke. 'You "slat it up, from
one post to the other and then put the
chickens in. My! how nice that'll
Mr. Spoopendyke glared at her a
moment and then began patting up' his
laths, standing between the posts and
the fence corner and whistling as he
Now,' said he, as he finished, 'what
do you think of that ?'
Mrs. Spoopendyke examiued the job
critically. - -
?'It's a perfect palace!' she exclaimed.
But say, dear, how are you going to
get out ?'
Yah-h-h I' roared Mr. Spoopendyke,
bounding into the air. . *Why didn't ye
tell me? Wbat'd ye want to let me
build myself in like, a mummy for?
ain't ye got any sense at-all anywheres?
Why didn't ye watch what I was do
ing?' and Mr. Spoopendyke grinned
horribly through the slats.
'I supposed you were going to build
a hole in it,' faltered Mrs. Spoopen
So I am !' yelled Mr. Spoopendyke,
jamming his leg through the strocture.
'Want any more holes ?' and be kicked
the side half way across the yard.
'Four chickens, four holes I' he roared
and the laths flew in all directions.
Want any more holes?' and he smash
ed the roof oat with the spade. 'Holes
constantly on hand 1 If you don't see
the hole you want, ask for it!' and he
blew out the end with terriffic energy.
New goods coming in* at all times!
Second-hand holes a specialty !' and he
banged out the other end. 'Parties
wanting holes to send in the country
will consult their interests by applying
here before going elsewhere!' and he
ripped down the rest of the coop with
prodigious clatter: 'Want any more
holes in this particular coop ?' he roar
ed, wrenching out the posts and slam
ming them across the yard. 'Does this
hen coop begin to convey the impres
sion of having a hole in it?' he de
manded, stalking op to his wife.
'Yes, dear,' replied Mrs. Spoopen
dyke, soothingly. 'I'm so glad you
got out, but where can' we keep the
Keep 'em !' ripped Mr. Spoopendyke,
with a horrible grimace, and grasping I
the wretched fowls by the legs, 'who's
going to keep 'era ?' and he cut the
lashings.' 'S'pose I'm going to run my
business just to gratify every whim of a
woman ?' and he jerked the chickens
into the air.
'Never mind,' cooed Mrs. Spoopen
dyke, as the last bird slid over the fence
and disappeared. 'Chickens are a nui
sance, anyway. We really didn't need
. Why didn't you say so before I
bought 'em ?' blurted Mr. Spoopen
dyke, as he dashed into the bouse.
4I didn't know it,' sighed Mrs.
Spoopendyke,, looking around on the
wreck, 'and, besides, I don't believe we
would have had many eggs, because
those chickens were all roosters.'
And Mrs. Spoopendyke followed her
husband, who stormed around the rest
of the evening because she couldn't find
the paper of January 12, 1879, which
he had cautioned her to save because
there was something#n it he wanted to
read, and which he had used the next
day, in conjunction with the back
breadth of her new flannel petticoat, to
clean his shot-gun with.
- ?. -
Just a Common Liar.
'Old B.' says that some years age in
a Carolina town a crazy man was
brought before an examining board to
settle the question as to whether or
not he should be sent to the asylum in
Columbia. After the doctor got
through with his examination one of
the committee, an old farmer, said :
'My friend did you ever borrow any
bags or jugs ?'
*Yes, lots of thern.5
'Did you ever borrow your neighbor's
'Yes, many a time.'
'Well, now, whnt became of the jogs,
bags :-nd newspapers?'
'Why, I carried them all back.'
The old farmer gave a blow almost
as loud as 'Nancy Hart's' whistle and
'Gentlemen, he's no lunatic! Just
simply a common liar, and all the
asylums in the world won't cure a man
The JHodern Printer.
The Man is at the Desk. He is an
Editor. What is that in his hand ? It
is a Microscope. What does the Editor
want of a Microscope ? He is looking
for bis salary.
See the Elevator. It is not running.
How the Man swears. lie is an Editor.
Do Elevators ever run ? Oh, yes, when
they are first put in a Building, and be
fore they are Paid for.
This is the Man who has had a No
tice in the Paper. How Proud he is.
He is Stepping Higher than a Blind
Horse. If he had Wings he would Fly.
Next week the Paper will say the Man
is a Measly Old Fraud, and the Man
will not Step so High.
Here is a Yalise. It does not Weigh
Four Hundred Pounds. It is the Va
lise of an Editor. In the Valise are
Three Socks and a Bottle and a Book.
There is Something in the Bottle. May
be it is Arnica for the Editor's Sore
Finger. The Book is Baxter' Saints'
Best. The Socks got into the Valise
by Mistake. Perhaps the Bottle will
get into the Editor by Mistake.
Behold the Printer. He is Hunting
for a Pickup of half a Line. He has
Be:n hunting for Two Honrs. He
could have Set the half Line in Twenty
Seconds, but it is a Matter of Principle
with Him never to Set what he Can
pick up. The Printer has a Hard time.
He has to Set type all night and Play
pedro for the Beer all Day. We would
Like to Be a Printer were it not for
the Night Work.
Is* this a Corner Lot ? No, it is a
Towel. It has Been serving an Appren
ticeship in a Printing Office for the
Past four Years. The horses are Drag
ging it away. A man will Take an Ax
and Break the Towel into Pieces and
Boil it for Soap Grease. Then he will
sell the Towel for Tripe. If you Find a
Piece of Tripe with a Monogram in one
Corner, you may Know it is the Towel.
Here is a Man who has Just Stopped
His Paper. What a Miserable Looking
Creature He is. He Looks' as if he had
Been stealing a Sheep. How will he
Know what is going on, now that he has
stopped his paper 'I He will Borrow his
Neighbor's Paper. One of these days
he will break his leg, or bc a caodid-ite
for office, and then the paper will say
Nothing about it. That will be Treat
ing him Just Bight, will it not, Little
Has the Printer Tobacco ? He has,
But he will not Tell you So. He car
ries it in the Leg of his* Boot, and when
he wants a Chew he Sneaks down in
the Back Alley where Nobody can See
him. When he Spits tobj^co^it^soands
like a Duck diving in the Water. The
printer is a Qaeer man. He is a Fickle
person. Sometimes he Has ten thou
sand Ems on the String, but they are
Always his Dupes. If you are a Prin
ter do not be a Blacksmith, or you will
Here we have a Knife. It looks like
a Saw. but it is a Knife. It belongs to
an Editor, and is used for Sharpening
pencils, killing Roaches, opening Cham
pagne Bottles, and cutting the Hearts
out of Bad men who Come into the . of
fice to Whale the Reporters. There, is
Blood on the Blade of the Knife, but
the Editor will CalmlvLick it off, and
then the Blade will be as Clean and
Bright as Ever. The Knife cost 70
Cents, and was imported from London,
Connecticut. If you are Good,-perhaps
the Editor will give it to you to Cut off
the Cat's Tail.
Here is a Castle, It is the Home of
an Editor. It has Stained Glass win
dows and Mahogany stairways. In
front of the Castle is a Park. Is it not
sweet? The lady in the Park is the
editor's wife. She wears a Costly robe
of Velvet trimmed with Gold Lace,
and there are Pearls and Rubies in
her Hair. The editor sits on the front
stoop smoking an Havana Cigar. His
little Children are Playing with Dia
mond Marbles on the Tesselatcd Floor.
The editor can offord to Live in Style.
He gets Seventy-Five Dollars a month
map I 9 i ?
A Sad Case.
Illinois has a sensation. Mrs. Lay
of Sandwich is dead from starvation, a
victim of deception and fanaticism. Her
husband set himself up as a religious
prophet, and he published a magazine
called the Prophet's Warning. He
claimed to be a modem Elijah, and be
succeeded in bamboozling some fools in
the "North, bis poor wife among them.
He made his wife believe she would
give birth to a holy child if she fasted
a certain number of weeks. She had a
son who was a prophet also. Between
father and son the woman died. The
Chicago Inter-Ocean of the 22d says:
'This son looked forward .to his mo
ther's death as one of the possibilities
; of the scheme, and the world is treated
J to the astonishing spectacle of a de
mented woman starving herself at the
instigation of and under the encourage
mentof her sod, and with the conniv
ance of her husband. The woman died.
The question of what shall be dene with
such men now demands an answer.'
The North looks down with painful
commiseration upon *the p?or South,'
and yet that self-same complacent North
seems to bo the chosen home of hum
buggery, knavery, dclusiou, supersti
tion, fanaticism and general badness.?
me-? -- am
A merchant's wife recently gave her
husband the following letter with in
structions that it should not be opened
until he got to his place of business :
I am forced to tell you something
that I know will trouble you, but it is
my duty to do so, I am determined you
shall know it, let the result be what it
may. I have known for a week that
this trial was coming., but kept it to
myself until to-day, when it has reach
ed a crisis and I cannot keep it any
longer. You must not ccusare me too
harshly, for you must reap the benefits
as well as myself. I do hope it won't
crush you. The Boar is all out.
Pie''i send mc some this afternoon. I
thought by this method you would not
Darkness may as well put on the
name of light, as a wicked man the
name of a Christian.
An important Act.
Heretofore parties selling or dispos
ing of personal property on which a
mortgage or lieu existed were subject to
be indicted only by the person to whom
It will be seen that the party who
purchases property on winch a mortgage
or lien exists is rarely ever the party
who is iojured, but the mortgagee or
lienee or party who holds the mortgage
or lien is generally the one injured, but
who has heretofore had no redress on
the crimnal side of the Court.
To remedy this defect, the Legisla
ture, at its last session, passed the fol
lowing act, which we think will be
worth thousands of dollars to our citi
Be it enacted, etc. :
That from and after the passage of
this Act, any person or persons who
shall sell or dispose of any personal
property on which any mortgage or
other lien exists, without the written
consent of the mortgagee or lienee, or
the owner or holder of such mortgage
or lien, and shall fail to pay the debt
secured by the same within ten days ,
after such sale or disposal, or shall fail in
such time to deposit the amount of the
said debt with the Clerk of the Court of
Common Pleas for the county in which
the mortgage or lien debtor resides,
shall be deemed guilty of a misdemean
or, and on conviction thereof shall be
imprisoned for a term not more than
two years, or be 6ned not more than
$500?or both, in the discretion of the
' Provided, That the provisions of this
Act shall Dot apply in cases of sales
made without knowledge or notice of
such mortgage or lien by the person so
selling such property.
Recording is constructive notice, and
any person selling personal property on
which a lien exists, with such notice or
actual notice, lays himself liable under
In The Breeders'.Gazette Dr. Salmon
gives.the following in relation to the
prevention and arrest of the progess of
this disease :
The practical points id suppressing
such outbreaks are briefly as follows:
1. 'Recognize the disease on its first ap
pearance. 2.' Remove sick and dead fowls
beyond the reach of healthy ones. 3.
Disinfect the droppings of sick ones. If
cholera is in a locality, every farmer s
should be on his guard; and if he loses
a bird, or has one sick, be should sus
pect this disease. ,-After a little .expe
-rie?ce, the "droppings may ?be relied
upon to determine if the affect?on is~
really cholera. The droppings of fowls
consist of the kidney and bowel excre
tions, mixed; the former, in health, are
white, and are easily recognized. In
cholera, the droppings are almost en
tirely the excretion of the kidneys;
they are serai-liquid, and have a yellow
ish or greenish color. This is charac
teristic of the disease.
Many people, I find, are very care
less in. regard to their fowls, and if one
of their flock, by some chance, happens
to take a particle of contagion into its
stomach and contracts the disease, this
first bird, when it1*dies, is allowed to
remain where its fellows can feed upon
its flesh. There is no more certain
method of communicating the disease
than this, and it is not surprising that,
within the next week or two, three
fourths of the flock are either sick or
When taken at the beginning of an
outbreak, the disinfection is a very
easy matter Three ounces of commer
cial sulphuric acid are added to four
gallons of water, and all droppings of
the sick fowls are thoroughly saturated
with the mixture, by sprinkling from a
common watcriog pot. Iffchis is prop
erly done, it almost invariably stops the
disease ; but, if other cases occur, the
disinfection must be repeated. If many
fowls have died, the well ones of the
flock must be placed by themselves on a
fresh run; or, in case none is at hand,
the old one may be safely disinfected
with the same solution.
This solution of sulphuric acid, first
recommended by Pasteur, is absolutely
certain in its effets; it destroys the
germs of the disease, and accomplishes
this within an hour or two after comiog
in contact with them. It should not be
forgotten, of course, that sulphuric acid
should on no account be allowed to
touch the hand or clothes ; but when
diluted to the extent recommended
above, it is perfectly safe. If enough
water is added by the druggist to the
three ounces of acid to make the whole
measure a pint or a quart, it may be
carried with much less danger of acci
Pruning in June.
We have tried pruning in almost all
months of the year, and on the rhole
prefer June. This being about the
busiest mouth of the year, there is usu
ally little time for pruning, and so the
favorite time is early in spring, and
many of our old orchards, in their rot
ting limbs and decayed trunks, bear
testimonv to the mischief wrought by
the ill-timed use o^the saw and axe.
Small limbs, an inch in diameter or
less, can betaken off at any time with
comparative safety. But the thorough
pruning called for in a long-neglected
orchard is best done in the early sum
mer. The sap is absorbed by the rapid
formation of wood and leaves; the wood
laid bare in pruning large limbs soou
becomes seared, the healing process
around the edges of the wound begins
immediately, and in a few years the
wound will'be completely covered with
new wood and bark. There is no
chance for decay as when large limbs
are removed in the early spring. There
is far too little pruning done in the farm
orchard. A dead limb should not be
suffered upon the fruit tree. Good pru
ning leaves no stubs, but cuts close to
the trunk or branch bearing the excised
limb.?American Agriculturistfor June.
A stranger in a printing office asked
the youngest apprentice what his rule
of punctuation wjis. Said the boy: *l
set up as long as I can hold my breath,
and then I put a comma ; when I gape,
T insert a semicolon, and when I want
to sneeze, I make a paragraph.'
xne uonamg ?jngiisn fiction-1
Undisturbed by the jarrings of poli
tics, the strifes of parties, the headlong
rush for gain, a company of devoted
scholars of our language have been dili
gently at work for a quarter of a centu
ry in preparing an English dictionary
worthy our tODgue and our literature?
a work that will take rank by the side
of the great French dictionary of Littre.
In common justice, let us set out by
stating that the coming dictionary of
our language, which will probably be
finished within the present decade, was
originated in Eogland by Englishmen.
Twenty-five years ago the English Phil
ological Society set itself the task of
gathering material for the needed work.
After the labor had been fully arranged
and the various branches got accustom
ed to their duties, the director of the
work, Herbert Coleridge, died. With
out the head, the hands went busily on
in their duties until 1876; Dr. Murray,
then took the position of editor. After
three years of diligent preparatory
drudgery, he found that he bad at bis
j disposal two tons' weight of material,
and the important pledge that the Clar
endon press, of Oxford, would print the
work. Several hundred volunteers,
diligently at work for so maDy years,
have thus far supplied 360,000 slips
bearing valuable information for the
lexicon. He has in his possession 2,500,
| 000 quotations, collected by eleven hun
dred readers. These and other needed
I material are stowed iu an iron building
erected for the purpose ; the valuable
material, the fruit of so many labors, is
all classified and arranged in several
j thousand pigeon- holes. Americans have
! in recent years given Dr. Murray sub
[ stantial aid, and to the praise of our
countrymen be it spoken, not for any
pecuniary compensation, but, as the
English editor glowingly expresses it,
from 'an ideal love of the English lan
guage as a glorious heritage, and a pride
in being intimate with its grand memo
ries, such as one does find sometimes \p
a classical scholar in regard to Greek '
The enthusiastic Doctor goes on to ex
plain that there are hundreds of writers
constantly at work at home and abroad
elucidating important lexicographical
points not touched upon in any cf the
dictionaries we have.
The first four hundred pages, con
taining the letter 'A,' are finished, and
will be printed and published in the
present year. If the work is printed in
accordance with the portions now ready j
for the press, the completed dictionary j
will consist'of twelve quarto volumes of
2,000 pages each. .Reductions may.
however, be made in the length of the
I quotations, bringing down the entire
, work to four tiines the size of Webster's
(Jnabrid'gea^^'d^oTre-*nd a-half times
larger than' that of Littre*s*^ttlike most
other works of the kind, the draining
complete English dictionafjririiT be the*
well-considered labor df many hands,
instead of the resultant toil of one mind.
As soon as the first portion of the dic
tionary reaches the United States we
shall, see what the- crowning lexico
graphical work of the age is like, and
its editor and co-Iaboreis be iu a betkr
position to decide whether it is advisable
to print all their material for each letter,
or condense quotations and -abbreviate
A Pretty Story-Perhaps True.
A Paris newspaper tells a pretty anec
dote about Ambroise Thomas, the com
poser, and his dainty villa of Argenteuil,
which, in September, 1870, be was
compelled to abandon on the approach
of the Prussians, without being able to
remove any of his artistic treasures or
curios. As soon as the village was
occupied a young staff-officer, charged
with quartering the troops, appeared at
the villa and asked of the trembling
concierge who occupied the lodge, M.
Thomas having locked up the main
building ere leaving for Paris: 'Who
lives here?' *M. Abroise Thomas.'
'The composer?' 'The same.' The offi
cer took a card from bis pocket, pencil
led a few words upon it and shoved it
under the fastened door; then, obtain
ing a piece of chalk, inscribed some
words on the panel and departed. No
soldiers were billetted there, and when
a new regiment eame np and the villa
was visited, the quartermaster read the
chalked inscription and passed on to
another house And so all through the
siege, to the wonder of the care-taker.
When the armistice was signed and
Paris' gates were opened, M. Thomas
hurried off to Argenteuil with a sinking
heart, being sure that his dwelling had
been profaned, if not plundered. To
his surprise, however, he found it just
as he had left it, and on opening the
door discovered the card of the young
Prussian officer, inscribed with his
name and rank, and the words 'Nephew
- -^mm. -
Health and Poultry Raising, j
A young woman whose health failed j
in the close confinement of the school
room went to raising poultry because she
I was obliged to do something for a liv
ing, and because the doctors advised
mental rest and as much active outdoor
exercise as possible. In two years her
health was firmly re-established, but in
the meantime she had found poultry
keeping so pleasant and profitable that
she refused to teach again. She has
been in the business five years, and is
earning a fortune as fast as ever a pair
of woman's hands earned one.
Hot alum water is the best insect
destroyer known. Put the alum iu hot
water, and let it boil till it is all dis
solved ; then apply the solution hot
with a brush to all cracks, bedsteads
and other places where insects are found
Ants, bedbugs, roaches and all creep
ing things are killed by it, while there
is no danger of poisoning the family or
Bad breath may be cured by taking
a teasponful of the following mixture
three hours after eating: Chlorate of
potassa, two drachms; sweeteued water,
four ounces. Wash the mouth occa
sionally with the same mixture and
the breath will become as sweet as an
Figaro says that there is in Paris a
writer who does the descriptive part of
novels for novelists whose genius docs
not lie in that line of writing. From
him they purchase, cash down, every
kind of description of Paris scenery.
jsews ana u-ossip.
Some time ago it was announced thai
Beatrice, youugest daughter of Victoria,
was engaged to the eldest son of the
Landgrave of Hesse. This is now offi
Complete anarchy prevails in Egypt.
The Khedive's life is threatened, and
all efforts to form a ministry have failed.
It seems as if. France and England
would have to take part in settling the
djsturba nces existing there.
While New York city is fighting despo
rately against skim milk dealers, Gen*
cral Schenck, of poker fame, announces
that a diet of skim milk has cured him
of Bright's disease.
Dr. Kendall, a practising physician
of Syracuse, New York, was recently
found dead in a cemetery near a grave
which he bad been robbing. No one
knows who the murderers were.
There is one poor mm living near
Camden who kcep3 eight dogs in bis
yard, and it takes more to feed those
dogs than it does his family, yet he
complains of hard times. Can he *ex*
pect anything but hard times as long
as he keeps those dogs ?
. As a rule the negroes seem to be
wonderfully impressed with tue necessi
ty of registering. Very f^w will
fail to comply with the requirements of
law. From the action of the blacks
the whites may take a hint.
Let no Democrat lose his. right to
vote, but register. If he does,- he will
be an instrument of turning over the
State to- those who before plundered it,
as eiT(atigplly as did the Reconstraction
Acts ofwougress in 1867.
Under the caption 'Benefit of the
No-Fence Law* the Marion Star says:
Miss Rosa McGill a colored maiden, of
the beautiful villiage, of Selkirk, gave
birth a few days sgo to three girl :chH- '
dreu, all of whom arc living and doing
well. \, < .. .
Get out your slates and go to - cipher* .
ing on the redistricting problem'. It
will amuse you several hours arid then
it will do no possible harm. Represen
tative Gray, of Greenville puts down
Beaufort, Lower Colleton,. Berkeley,
Surater, Williamsbnrg and Clarendon,
as the 6th District. Highly colored*
The white man is determined to keep
the negro under. The latest outrage is
the assertion of the editor of the Macon
Telegragh that 'no case of delirium tre
ments has ever been developed in & -:
pure blooded negro.* What ie the 15th
amendment worth to the dark race if,
they cannot have all the privileges en
joyed by their white brethren ?
In accordance with a new law the
screens in front of barrooms are being
taken down, throughout the S t?te where
licenses arc granted. Members of the
various churches-and temperance-Advo
who iudulge in the sparkling wine
. drink will have . to take
theirs b&?n^^he 4?or or get^rejnir.
keeper to mj^e^tlt^airs
A young.'gentleman told \Ar yonnj
lady recently while visiting- her at her
residence, in this city, and who taunted
him with the reinarjs.that there are plen
ty of men who paint and powder, that it
was all so, but added, they do not .wear
corsets 'Of course not,' responded the
fair one; 'but they use something else
in getting tight.'?Palmetto Yeoman*
The Union Times -says: 'We are
sorry to learn that some white men in
this county are inducing democrats not
to register. Look oat for them. They
have registered themselves and will very
likely be found as candidates, with
their names sandwiched in between,
radical negroes and white greenback*
ers, on a mongrel ticket.'
Col. A. M. Speights has sold out a
half interest in the Merchant's Hotel to
Mr. W. C. Parker of the Hotel at
Union, S. C. Mr Parker with bis fam
ily is here and be will give his time
and atention to the house and if these
two famous hotel keepers do not work
the Merchant's up to a high standard it
will be a surprise to their friends.
Impure water is often a cause of sick
ness. By degrees a well may become
very unwholesome, when the family^
using it will hardly suspect anything
wrong. Be sure that there is nothing
in your well that will render it im
pure. If you have doubts, get a good
band to clean it out for you. It
may save a doctor's bill.
Young Mr. Arthur, a son of Presi
dent Arthur, caused talk in Washing
ton the other day by appearing on the
quarter-stretch of a race course in a
loud?not to say thunderous?costume.
He WGre trousers with tong-like legs
padded on the side with bucksin, a red
necktie, a la-de-dah English plug and
an Oscar Wilde sunflower.
Six uncompleted war vessels are now
rotting on the docks in several ship
yards. Their keels have never touched
water and never will. Yet Upon these
hulks have been expended ihe enor
mous amount of ?9,434.674. For the
greater part of this steal Robeson is re- ."
sponsible. Yet be is to-day the leader of
the Republicans in the House, and its
actual speaker?Keifer being a ' mere
Susie Green says a contemporary,
bad her pick from among the young
men of Lexington, Ky., for she was
handsome and rich ; but she preferred
a gambler of the flashiest kind. He
was known to her for a month as a
stock broker, and at the end of that
brief courtship she married him. They
stopped at a Louisville hotel on thei*
bridal tour. He brought her a lemo- ~
oade in her room, and she found it bit
ter. He had put an opiate in it.
When she was unconscious he stole her
purse and ?1.500 worth of diamonds,
and deserted he.
Mr. Ben Wood, of New Torjc, claims
to be a Democratic Congressman He
is abseut from his seat almost all the
time. The deadlock in Congress *
brought him to Washington, whereat
he signalized himself by voting with
the Republicans. After two days
work of this kind be has returned home
to the satisfaction of all parties.
Ben is somewhat malodorous on gene
ral principles, and bis vote would
make it appear that ho wears John
Kelly's collar, as that worthy is now
training Tammany with the Republi