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THOS. J. ADAMS, PROPRIETOR. EDGEiTELD. S, C., TH?RSDA?, AUGUST ll, 1892. VOL. LVn. NO. 29.
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MANAGING A MULE.
IRWIN RUSSELL.
Too Nebuchadnezzar), whoa, sah ;
Whar is you tryin' to go, sah?
I'd hab you for to know, sab,
I's a hoi di rf of de lines!
You better stop dat pranoin',
You's powerful fond of dany"
But I'll bet my yea h's ad va
Dat I'll cure you ob youi
Look heah, mule ! Better
Pus' t'ing you know you'll:
How quick I'll wear dis line^
On your ugly, sCubbo'n back.'
You needn't try to steal up
An' Hf dat precious heel up,
You's got to plow dis tlel' up,
You has, for a fae'.
Dar; dat's de way to do it!
He's corni'*' right down toit,
Jes' watco him plowin' t'roo it !
Dis nigger ain't no fool !
Some folks dey would a beat him ;
Now, dat would ouly heat bim
I know jes'-how to-treat him;
You must reason wid a mule.
He minds me like ? nigger;
If he was only bigger
He'd fotch a mighty rigger.
He would, I tell youl Yes, sah !
See how he keeps a clickin',
An' neber thinks o' kickin'
Whoa, dar! Nebuchadnezzar!!
# ? ? . *
Is dis heah me, or not me?
Or is de debil got me?
Was dat a cannon shot me?
Hab I laid heah more'n a week?
Dat mule do kick amazm'
De beast was sp'iled in raisin'
By now I s'pect he's grazin'
On de oder side de creek.
The largest library in the world
is the Imperial at Paris, which
contains over 2,000,000 volumes.
You may be sure of this : if you
are doing all you can to make a
child better you are doing some
thing that pleases.
A strong solution of alum to
which there has been added a little
glycerine and vinegar, is a sure
cure for mosquito bites.
Galileo's first telescope was made
from part pf a lead^ waterpipe, in
each end of which ne" cemented
common spectacle glasses.
Kansas has four cities in which
the vote of the women is larger
than that of the men. One entire
set of councilmen are women.
Out of the twenty-six Barons
who signed the Magna Charta,
only three could write their names.
The remainder made their mark.
thinner than printing paper. Ohe ^
ounce will cove;; 146 square feet.
A cubic inch at $18 per ounce, is fi
worth $210.
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A man with a mind for statistics
has computed that over sixty-five t!
quadrillians of people have lived l<
on the earth since the beginning tl
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of time.
The largest farm in the world is
said to be in Louisiana. It is one
hundred by twenty-five miles, and
embraces 1,000,000 acres. It costs
$50,000 to fence it.
Miss Raines, a daughter of L.
B. Raines, of Pelham, formerly of
Greenville, committed suicide
Monday last by jumping in a well f(
and drowning herself. ej
H. C. Settlemire shot and in- ta
stantly killed his fellow workman, *>
J. F. Bayerby, at the Beaumont 01
Cotton Factory, at Spartan burg on 11
>sday morning. Cause un- ?J
?: a
- p'
rd the number of square 0j
yarui. . floor or wall: Rule.- ^1
Multiply . -ength by the width ^
or height (in feet) and divide the n
product by 9, the result will be fc
square yards. w
The thimble was first called the ?l
"thurn bell," because it was used e^
on the thumb instead of on the 0j
finger, as at present. The word 8*
soon evoluted into thumbell. The *"
word thimble is comparatively 81
modern. ai
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Over three-eighths of the words 0j
in the English language are def- m
ived from the Latin, over one
fourth from the French, about one- m
tenth fron the Saxon, and a little ai
less from the Greek. The indebted- nj
ness from other languages is ia
It ?B impossible to. ceflK^tf ill- t?
ion. Had Adam counted.'.con- ri]
tinuouly from his creation to the th
present day, he would not have sa
reached that number, for it would be
take him over 9,512 years. At the ye
rate of 200 a minute there could be P*
counted 12,000 an hour, 288,000 a
day, 105,120,000 a year, wi
The Rev. Manning Brown, a dis
tinguished Methodist minister, de
died in Columbia on the morning Hi
of the 29th ult, Mr. Brown was in
well known in South Carolina as $
an able minister of the Gospel, .
and the news of his death will
cause sorrow to many hearts. The .
funeral services were held at I8
egj
Washington Street Church in the to
afternoon.-Register. I pr<
LISTLESS COTTON.
Twenty Acres from Which the
Owner Expects Large Profits.
MADISON, Ga., July 27, '92.
Mr. R. H. rCampbell, of
this city, local nlft'?ager of the
Gate City Oil Company, has thirty
[acres, of lintless cotton, near the
[city limits, which is^ growing and
j fruiting luxuriantly every day, and
promises to repay him richly for
skill and labor hechas bestowed
upon it. One not aware that it is
the lintless cotton would be nnabl
to tell the difference, and would
predict a yield of a bale to the
acre on several acre's of it. These
better acres, will- yieM SOO^'lf?)
bushels of seed, entirely free from
lint, resembling okra seed, only
larger, which, at the ruling ^ price
of cotton seed, 'would bring-$45i
But they are worth much more
than this, to say nothing of the
labor and expense of ginning and |
baling, which they save. A con
servative estimate of Mr. Camp
bell's crop is 4,000 bushels. He
expects to sell them in packages
of a peck or less to people all over
the south, the seed being in great
demand. Herin is a partial solution
of the overproductiou-of-cotton
problem, and Mr.. Campbell,
whether intentionally or not, is
a benefactor of those farmers who
buy and use these seed. -
How Grain will Shrink.
. Farmers rarely gain by keeping
their grain after it is fit for market
vhen the shrinkage is taken into
iccount. Wheat, from the time it
s threshed, will shrink two quarts
o the bushel, or 6 per cent, in six
non th s, in the most favorable cir
?umstances. Hence, it follows
hat ninety-four cents a bushel
br wheat when first threshed in
August, is as good, taking into
iccount he shrinkage alone, as
.ne dollar in the following Febr
l?ry.
Corn shrinks much more from]
he time it is first husked. One
und red bushels of ears as they
ome from the field in November,
rill be reduced to not far from
t?shel for,corn in the cari as-' it
omes from the field is as good as
fty in March, shrinkag? only be
lg taken into the account.
In the case of potatoes-taking
hose that rot and are otherwise
>et-together with the shrinkage,
here is but little doubt that be
ppeen October and June, the loss
> the owner who holds them is
ot less than 33 per cent.
This estimate is taken on the j
asis of interest at 7 per cent.,
nd takes no account of loss by
ermin*
A Model Plantation.
LAGRANGE, Ga., July 26.-A few
>w days ago we had the pleasure
: visiting the magnificent plan ta
on of Mr, C. H. Hudson, near
Hut-field's, where he has a body4^
if 1,000 acres of the finest land
i the State. The plantation is in
large of Mr. J. W. Oliver, was is
model superintendent. On the
lace are a number of tenants, one
ld negro last year making twenty
?ree bales of cotton with one
mle, enough corn to do him, and
is crops promises to do as well
>r him this year. The crops
orked by Mr. Hudson's wage
ands are ?imply models. Under
rery hill of corn is a good supply
: home-made compost, and every
alk of corn has growing by it a
3UJishing pea vine. One field of
zty acres in corn will make an
rerage of from six"to seven bar
ds to the acre, and there is plenty
: cotton on the place which will
ake more than a bale to the acre.
This farm is conducted on a
odel system, and by terracing
id fertilizing the lands are built
} and are better and produce
rger crops each succeeding year.
usines8 principles govern every
ing, and the rules adopted are
gidly enforced. " The result is ^
e tenants and hands are well Sl
tisfied, the same tenants having te
en on the place for a number of 8e
ars, and they are growing in
osperity each yeari
The success of this large farm,
?ere crops are diversified and
tated, thus making it self-sus
ining in every sense of the word,
mon strates the fact that Mr.
tidson is one of the best farmers
the State, for his ideas prevail
everything out there, from a
rming and business standpoint,
a success.
Statistics show that more money
spent in the United States for
gs than for flour. Farmers went
look after their poultry and im
!>ve it by getting the beBt stock.
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Reply toTreasurer Stevens.
MR. EDITOR: Mr. Stevens says
in your last issue that I "disin
genuously" attempt to bring cen
sure upon his official conduct, etc.,
by the statement of facts which I
laid before the public two weeks
ago. I disclaim any such attempt,
and beg to say that I wrote two
letters to Mr. Stevens to which I
received no replies, and also spoke
to him concerning the matter at
Holley's Ferry on July 12, before
I laid the matter before the public.
I will al so call Mr. Stevena's at
tention to the'fact that the party
to whom I refer is Martin Ether
idge, and therefore in looking up
the matter on the books he has
"treed the wrong coon." I talked
with Mr. Stevens at Hoiley's Ferry
in Martin Etheridge's presence,
where Mr.. Stevens said that Mar
tin's real and MB personal property
were at different places on the
books, at least as well as he could
remember, and we agreed there
that if such was the case, that the
Auditor was to blame instead of
himself. I can't see how the entries
were at different places, as the lists
are all made out in alphabetical
order, and Martin's property is all
together in the same township and
school district.
Now, as far as this Wesley Eth
eridge matter is concerned, I know J
nothing about it, and I therefore
ask Mr. Stevens to try it again,
and give us Martin Etheridge's
business as it appears on his dupli
cate, and then I will talk more
about it.
Mr. Stevens also seems to em
phasize the fact that the interested
party is a negio, as if that, made
any difference so far as justice is
concerned.
Now, Mr. Stevens mentions
jomething about letters which
Wesley wrote to him, and which he 1
lid riot answer, and thus tries to 1
ixplain ' ?W?y Iiis ? silence, when I 1
vfote to him twice for information r
ibout the execution against Martin, r
rhefee- letters which I wrote are th? J
mes to which I referred in my 1
iommunication, as any child could
mdfc^ntf-?ry^--?
'tVhy did not Mr. Stevens write M
o Martin Etheridge about the tax 1
>n his land hot being paid as he r
ilaims to have written to Wesley?
! have some other questions to ask e
tim, but I shall wait until he looks c
ip Martin's business on his tax c
ecord, and tells us the whys and '
irherefores. c
Mr. Stevens also seems to think 1
hat I am endeavoring to injure
lim in the race for Treasurer, but 1
disclaim any such intention, as I s
an prove by the fact that I tried 1
very means to have the matter ex- 8
?lamed privately, tout did not sue- '
eed, therefore my only recourse p
ras to force him to an explanation 1
hrough public print. Of course, s
Ixi Stevens, when I talked with "
ou at Holley's Ferry, my commu- t
lication waB already in the hands *
f the printer, but had I received d
be satisfaction I sought then, I g
'ould have withdrawn my letter g
r at least would have counter- I
landed its effect at once over my t:
wn signature. tl
Besides, I have made, as yet, no *(
pecial charges against any office, g
ut only stated that the Treasurer fl
?sued the execution, the Sheriff y
?rved it, and that I had written J
ie Treasurer twice- without any a
jply. There are facts. At last I *
lid, "let us place the blame where "
: belongs." Is not that as fair as *
ny public official could wish? *
Now comes something that
trikes deeper than anything else.
Cr. Stevens thinks that it is evi
ent to all, that I am attempting
) injure him because I am hoping o:
> gain an advantage for a white s(
-tend, politically. God forbid that rr
should ever stoop so low as to re- qi
yrt to such vile schemes to injure ol
ay one's reputation. No, Mr. le
tevens, my sense of honor can C1
sver allow me to resort to such ?
: hemes, and I shall fight to the
itter end any attempt to saddle "
ich insinuations upon my charac- tl
r. I was simply inspired by a ci
mse of justice, and now I ask
ni in conclusion to lookup Mar- Di
n's business and find out whether
is property is separated, and if so, 01
ie Auditorshall explain why it ar
so, and then try to have the mat- pi
r corrected. After this is accom- fie
ished then I am done, and not rp(
?fore. The amount of $6 is not
licked up in the road" these days, m'
id I don't intend to have any of to
y friends imposed upon if I am co
?le to prevent it, even though he
as black as a coal. After we ex
am this matter through public th
int then I am willing for the
iblic to be our judge, and I shall g
?ide the decision. on
W. H. HARE. on
Caughmans, S. C. no
I Extracts from a Sermon by Rev.
Sam Jone?, Delivered in
Nashville, Tenn.
Hear, oh ! mother's love. There
in no ocean so broad or 'deep, no
plain so expansive, as to encom
pass the love of mother, mother,
mother! See her, forgetful of
everything, all surroundings, her
own sufferings, her own hardships !
Oh ! mother, mother, mothtr, my
mother, mother 1 I believe the
saddest fact of my life is that I
kissed my mother good-bye when
.was an eight-year-old boy. If
my mother could have guided ^me,'
I should never have wandered in
to ways of Bin and death as I did.
She taught me the sweet little
prayer, "Now I lay me down to
sleep,"-and somehow, even now,
whenever I lay me down to sleep
that little prayer is whispered in
my ears. And if I over get to hea
ven I will find my mother and put
my arms around her neck and
kiss her again and again. Thank
God for mother, mother, mother
Oh, those gray heads! You will
never go so far that you will ever
forget mother. I care not where
your journeyings may be; no
pathway ever so old, no spot,
where you will forget mother.
Mother loved you, has sacrificed as
no one else sacrifices for you. Let
all the world malign, abuse her
boy, but mother sticks closer to
him at last. When you are sick,
mother will watch by the bedside
longer than all others ; and alone
in your room mother watches, and
when the last quiver of the body
tells of death, she falls over the
bed with agonizing wails of grief.
When did that mother got such
love as that? I answer, it is just a
little of the nature of God. Now
bow much more will God cling to
his wayward children? Thank
God for such bottomless love as
this ! I have more than a thousand
times gone beyond the patience of
mother, father, sister and brother,
out in all my wanderings from
Sod he looks with sympathy upon
me.
You tell me that one of my
'Mldren is in tronhl^Jp^day, and.
;here is not fire top thick ioH
ne from going to my child. Love
ove!
I have more respect for a drunk
?njrascal than I have for a sober
?ne. A fellow that will do his
levilment when he is drunk is
>etter then that man who would
lo devilment in his cool, 6ober
Qpments.
I have absolutely won my dog
Vhen I go home he prances
.rouud me and kisses and loyes
oe and says, "What made you
tay so long?" He says, "If you
rant a bird-hunt to-morrow I wil
lunt them and find them for you.'
! ask him, "Why do you love me
o?" Amid his kisses he says,
You never said an unkind word
o me in my life, and 1 love you
lecause I cannot help it," I stray
own tp thp barn where I have a
rand, neble old horse. I like a
ood horse, I love fine stock. And
am going through this country
rying to get the people to improve
he stock of folks. This horse
ooks at me and says, (*I am so
lad to see you back. Do you
rant a horseback ride to-day? Do
ou want to drive me? I will give
ou ihe finest ride you ever saw." I
Bk, "Why do you love me so?"
le says, "When you left you
loked after my interest, and said
on't let him get hurt. That's why
love you so,"
How to Measure Corn in Crib,
Hay in a Mow, Etc
This rule will apply to a crib
f any kind. Two cubic feet of
Hind, dry corn in the ear will
lake a bushel shelled. To get the
tiantity of shelled corn in a crib
: corn in the ear, measure the
ngth, breadth and height of the
.ib, inside of the rail ; multiply
ie length by the breadth, and
ie product by two, and you have
ie number of bushels in the
ib
To find out the number of bus
?ls of apples, potatoes, etc., in a
n, multiply the length, breadth
id thickness together, aud this
oduct by 8, and point one
.ure in the product for decimals.
> find the amount of hay in a
ow, allow 512 cubic feet for a
n, and it will come out very near
rrect.
The exact geographical centre of
e United States is marked by a
ave-the last resting place of
e Major Ogden, who is buried
a little knoll a short distance
rtheast of Fort Riley, Kas,
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MB. j?jJiTOR : I had the pleasure
of attending a sociable at Mrs. W.
A Culhreath's about a week ago.
The b??ux and belles were lovely
and thf;goose hung high. Among
our visitors was Miss Sue Mealing,
of CuiSyto.:. She is a strong Till
manitfti' I think she had breat in
fluenc&over some of the boys.
Theie was a certain couple that
saHn'.Ihe corner most of the time.
Mind?pr. G., Mr. J. will get ahead
ofyoqv
Our.handsome young friend, Mr.
Tandy* Broadwater, of Trenton, is
visitir^ friends and relatives in
community. Some of our girls
Beemfo be all smiles.
Mr.-* and Mrs. \V. A. Lomax are
visiting Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Tal
bert.;!
Wefare sorry to say our popular
youiifc friend, Dr. J. E. Branson,
has l|ft us and gone to live' -with
the wbple of Good Hope. We wish
h im- much success.
Little Annie Sue Martin and
pretty Miss Fannie Broadwater are
visiting Mr. N. L. Broadwater, of
Tren|on. Hope they will have a
pleasant trip.
* Mieses Lula Cul breath and
Jennie^Gilchrist were out driving
one ?vening last week, and the
hors<?ran away with them. We are
gladjjto say they were unhurt.
Teethe delight of many friends,
iarming young f riond, Mr. D.
^_nson, has returned home
from?I*arkBville, where he has been
clerking for Mr. W. A. Gilchrist.
Jkffip L. H. Perrin, of Greenwood,
sper$ last Monday with his father
?n-?g?iMr. W. E. Gilchrist.
Our sweet little friend, Miss
Annie Wash, was very sick last
svee|L We are glad to her somei
jett?r. ' A. B. C.
Rehoboth, S. C.
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He* Had to Express His Joy.
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CM Pete had been one of the
tesufelkves ever owned in the State
>f|||jto?i8iaua. He had lived
hron?L two generations of the
>i?rtfe?&*family, and in the third
o o ne " ventured, to
laves when asked would say, "He
aus' be oven a hunder."
He had been a good servant, and
n his declining years received the
are which faithful slaves in those
ays got from generous and kind
learted masters. He had his own
abin, and special rations were
llowed to him. Among other
?vors which he enjoyed was that
f taking three drinks of whiskey
very day. Three times each dav
he old man tottered over to the
citions store to get his nks.
lain or shine, he never "d, for
? dearly loved those <J i*s.
?When he picked up his glass
is knuckled hand shook so that
ie whiskey was fain to leap from
ie glass to the floor. Old Pete
ould raise it slowly, look at it
)hdly, and then let it slip down
is throat. He would close his
pes while his puckered and shriv
lled face went through" most
onderful contortions. But the
id of his enjoyment was a sight
> behold. He would lower his
lin, while his frame quivered and
emble.d in its dry skin until his
mes rattled, and then a mingled
nack and long-drawn "A-a-h"
ould come through his thin lips.
Once his owner said to him that
he would emit the wry face, the
liver, the smack, and the "ah" he
lould have another glass of whis
3y. -Pete said he would try it. He
id not the courage to look at the
eliow liquid this time, but
optied the glass into his mouth
ith a single motion. Then came
e struggle. He shook like a wind
laten read, but kept his face
inly set. His teeth were clenched,
idVhe was the picture of an old
an, resolute and heroic.
"Courage, Peter," said the
BO ter.
But the sigh of delight conquered
m. It slipped between his hard
>sed teeth, and came out in a
ag tremor.
"Th' Lawd bress me, mas'r," he
sped, "I c'u'dn' do et. Et was
) good. I hed t' 'spress my joy."
N. Y. Tribune.
En the opinion of Prof. Houston
may not unreasonably expect
?ure progress to present these
e features : Electricity produced
.ect from coal, the steam engine
tirely replaced by the electric
?tor, orial navigation effected,
iduction of light without heat
d the application of electricity
the curing of disease and pro
iging of life.
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POPULAR FALLACIES.
The Erroneous Belief That Co
lumbus Discoverd America.
Mrs. Frank Leslie, in writting of
popular fallacies, gives a bit of
information about the discovery
of America, which is not generally
known .
One of the most astonishing
facts in this very astonishing
world is the persistence shown by
people of every nation and every
tongue in perpetuating certain
platitudes, truisms and stupidit?s
Certain foolish proverbs are to be
found in nearly every language
and generation after generation
repeats them with an owl-like
solemnity . suitable to ; the first
enunciation of a profound and
newly discoverd truth.
For instance, the proverb that
"a rolling stone gathers no moss"
implies that no man should try to
improve his condition by seeking
new fields of effort. It is just as
tr to-dlay as it ever was, but if
in ^ci9 some millons of men hear
ing of gold in California had
announced to each other, a" rolling
stone gathers no moss," and
settled comfortably down in the
moss of New Englsnd farms, or in
Pennsylvania and New Jersey
swamps, the world would not have
been so wealthy to-day as it has
come by the rolling of those
enterprising stones. So with
Kimberly and its diamond fields,
so with Australia, and so with all
oxplorers c adventurers by,
land or sea. They are talking
largely now of celebrating the
discovery of America by Columbus
and I would suggest that over the
statue, sure to be elaborately dis
played, should be a scroll with the
motto, "A rolling sotne gathers no
01088."
But speaking of Columbus,
reminds me of another peculiar
platitued grown into not a truism,
mt a falseism, if I may coin a
vord, and that is 01 ?abit of
(entimentalizing over tue discovery
>f America by Columbus, when
n point of fact it has been clearly
md- repeatedly proven that the
?areemen, notably Red Eric and
lis son Leif, not only discovered
Imerica 400 years before Colum
?us was born, but made a perman
nt setlement in Greenland,
xplored the coast line as far
outh as Long Island, and named
t from its abounding growth of
fild grapes, Vineland.
They furthermore wrote of their
iscoveries and they were placed on
ecord in the famous Heimskringia,
nd the Veddas, those great Norse
ecords to be still seen in the
ibrary at Copenhagen, and which
oubtless were studied by
Ihristopher Columbns when he
isited Iceland, some 400 years
fter the record of voyages of Eric
nd Leif. That he did thus visit
celand is proved by a letter
ritten by him to his son Fer
ando, mentioning in so many
rords that, in February, 1477, his
ither visited the island and noted
ie great rise and fall of the tides,
ot ouly is this letter publishad
1 various historical collections,
ut the younger Columbus has
nbodied it in the biography of
is father, called "Vita dell ad
iralia Christoforo Columbo." We
1 have been taught that Colum
is was an industrious student of
ie travelas written by ?kplorers
is own and previous times, and
is son especially mentions that
lis searching mind sought out
ie writings of Adam of Bremen."
tfow Adam of Bremen's principal
ork treats largely of the Norse
scoveries in the new world, and
pecially of the tract called
ineland, known to us as New
?gland ; and it is almost certain
at Christopher Columbus, having
ad this account and intending
prosecut9?the search for riches
the new world, went to leeland
study the records of former
ivigators and try to make more
t of the expedition than they
,ddone. Naturally he took all
e glory that he could, and, as
opie have done ever since the
?rid began, "he built upon an
ievman's foundotion," without
ting any especial pains to give
cn the credit of it. The uncer
nty of the voyage was naturally
ry great, and we can well imagine
it with only the vague and gen
ii directions left behind by the
ics as guides the great naviga
.'s anxiety was intense and his
idfall very uncertain.
Nobody objects to Christopher's
diving all the glory and all the
athumous honors which the
icago exposition chooses to give
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discoverer of America, especially
as he never set foot on the con
tinent, while Leif, the son of Eric,
"came to stay" and was buried upom
the coast ot Massachusetts, with a
cross at his head and another at
his feet.
But although the facts so briefly
referred to are patent to ail men
who choose to step into a library
and look them up for themselves,
the world will go calmly on for
several hundred years more speak
ing of Columbus as the discoverer
of America merely because it has
done so for the last 400 years.
A Poor Argument.
Reference has been made to the
bad spelling of some of the people'1
party and their official documents
This does not amount te a row
of pins in the controversy of
contending factions. Some of the
greatest men of action in all the
world were poor in spelling and
?veak in grammar. Napoleon was
DI ten criticised in this way, and
?ome of the letters we have seen
from General Washington were
rery faulty according to a severely
;ritical modern standard. Perhapi
:he most eloquent and eminent
Virginia lawyer of twenty-five
rears ago was the worst speller in
he Union. He knew it and de
)lored it, but this technical defect
lid not prevent him from acquir
ng and maintaining a great fame
The political leader in the Demo
iratic party, who, up to a recen
leriod had no rival in the know
sdge and managment of affairs
3 reported to be a very bad spelle
f the simplest words. We remem
?er how Mr. Stephens annoyed
enator Gordon by rattling him
bout the misspelling of the word
Marshal," which we find spelled
rongly in the correspondence and
roef-reading of the Chronicle's
ispatch from Fountain Inn. Good
pelling is a gift. Bad spelling is
a imperfection of the mental con
;itution that, in vigorous natures
nd otherwise highly-endowed
itellects, does not in the least
tilitateT against" "a su c c e s sf ul
are. We once heard a bishop
?lebrated for his erudition, say
lat some reputed wise men were
?ry sadly lacking in common
inse ; and so it is with spelling
here is many a person who does
Dt know how to spell accurately
i all times, and yet is distin
lished and prosperous. There are
ime persons who never commit
lapse in grammar and yet can
)t get along at all in this prosy
Drld. Once John Kelly, when
i undisputed political monarch
New Yoi was reprieved for
signing to most important
it iee in Tammany affairs a per
n so utterly uneducated that he
uld neither read nor write, much
38 spell. Mr. Kelly justified him
lf by saying that' his subaltern,
was true, did not have any 6chot
tic training but "he understood
wto manage men," and so was
igularly fitted for the work map
d out for him. One of Senator
>rman's most powerful auxi
.ries in [Baltimore can hardly
m his name, but he is a notable
wer in the primaries and at the
tte capitol. And sp it goes. When
issie Senator Hoar declared that
irdy "Senator Beck's mind was
rest when he- was speaking."
ck replied that Hoar "remin
i him of the Virginia soil
?cribed by John Randolph,
lich was poor by nature and
ined by cultivation."
[f this campaign were to be
ight on issues of grammar, the
ople's party would probably
;cumb without much resistance ;
t, as Judge Sam Rice used to
r, when twitted with his old
ie declaration that Southern
n could whip Northern men
h pop-guns : "I say so still, but
?found you fellows, you would
; fight it that way!"-Augusta
raid.
lamuel J. Tilden drew up the
tform of 1876 upon which he
j elected to the Presidency by
,000 majority of the popular
e of the country. That plat
en said, "We demand that all
tom house taxation shall be
y for revenue." The Demo
tic platform of 1892 reiterates
t demand.-Sandusky (0.)
ming Journal.
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bought some years ago during
oil excitement by Chicago
sulators $l,5ooo, was sold
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WHERE'S BILL?
CARL SMITH.
Where's Bill? Yes, o' course I'm glad t o
See th' old town once again;
When I turned th' bend I had to
Jes git up an' yell, an' when
I seen that old steeple risin'
I Like a guide post on th' hill,
Leapin' up fr um th' horizon,
I jes had to- Say, where's Bill?
Know that meetinghouse? I jruess .so?
An' that's where we uset <o ?o.
Us boys ! Settin' sith? an' jes so,
Like we was put rip-to show.
There's the graveyard back behind it,
With th' old stone on th' hill ;
I believe I could find it
If I tried to now. Where's Bill?
When we two was boys. Bill showed it
. To me one day, an' th' year
Cut in it was- There, I knowed it
Wasn't fur away frum here,
See, it's old, an' stained, an'breakin'
Grass-growned, too, an' cracked until
It seems like some poor, forsaken,
Homeless thing that- Say, where's
Bill?
Bill an' me we often wondered
Whose that stone was ; for wo guessed
It'd laid down there a hundred
Years or more at very best.
An' he ust to say : ''Now I don't
Want no better tomb, I will
Lay there when I die." Say, why don't
Some o' you-uns say where's BK'.?
Yes, old pard, this is the stone, an'
It's the one you ust to claim
Pshaw! You talk about yer own, an'
Sich fool things. Why-what's this
name.
Here, cut underneath the creeps
An' th' moss? Why are you still?
His name ! Here among th' sleepers
An' I- Well, I've found you, Bill.
There are signs in the New York
Tribune and elsewhere that tho
Republican leaders are beginning
to repent that force bill plank in
the Minneapolis platform. But the
party is squarely on record in its
favor. No regrets can alter fact6.
Boston Globe.
President Harrison is evidently
very doubtful of his hold on his
Dwn State, as he found it necessary
to take another cabinet officer from
Indiana. If Indiana can't bo in
duced to go Republican under tho
pressure of a President and two
jabinet officers* it will be safely
Democratic in after years^-Nash
ville Herald.
The New York Herald has
mnounced a novel plan for the
present Presidential campaign. To
he person who most nearty
iredicts the popular plurality of
lither devland or Harrison it will
;ive a free trip around the world,
laying all expenses ;" to the-' per3on'
naking the second best prediction
t will provide a trip to London,
'aris and return, and the third
.est prediction will be rewarded
?y a trip to London and return.
Jompetition is open to residents
f all parts of the United States,
he only conditione being that tho
rediction must be made on a
allot which ie printed in the
[erald every morning. Any
ne can make as many predictions
3 he has ballots.
The following is the number of
elegates each county is entitled
> in the State Democratic Con
dition :
bbeville, 12
nderson, 12
iken, 8
arnwell, 12
eaufort, 10
erkeley, 14
harleston, 18
healer, 8
aesterfield, 6
larendon, 8
slleton, 10
arlington, 8
dgefield, 12
lirfield, 8
iorence, 8
aorgetown, 6
reenville, 12
ampton, 6
Horry, 6
Kershaw, 0
Lancaster, 6
Laurens, 8
Lexington, 6
Marion, 8
Marl boro, 8
Newberry, 8
Oconee, 6
Orangeburg, 12
Pickens, 6
Richland, 10
Spartanburg, 14
Sumter, 12
Union, 8
Williamsburg, S
York, 10
Total, 320
Six companies are now working
the old Coosaw territory. W.
, Fripp is operating in the same
rritory with forty flats. During
e months of May, June and July
ese parties mined 70000 tons
lien is the same as $70000 in
yalty to the State. In July
000 tons were mined and |the
tput for August is estimated at
000 tons. This estimate is based
charters already taken out for
e shipment of it by for eign
Bsels. Coosaw claimed or it was
timed for "that compauy that
cause of ItB'i?nproved machine y
could mine?w??h more profit to
e State. That appears to have
m a mistake. Coosaw now
erates three dredges and takes
tfrom 5000 to 6000 tons.. The
rolina Mining Company with
9 dredge takes out 7500 tons in
aonth. This company will shortly
t in another dredge of the same
>acity.
Phosphate Inspector Jones has
en these figures to us. The
ult certainly sustains Tillman
his course iu the Coosaw case
1 leaves the opponents of tho
?sent Democrctic adminstration
ground to stand on so far as
)saw is consented,-Medium

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