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DEYOU'D To. 1OLI UI~ll, XORALITY, IUVLUON AND TO TUR GENER IL INTEREST OF THE COI~k
By Do F. BRADLEY & OO~ PICKENS, S. C., THURSDAY, 'NOVEMBER 16, 1882, VL I.N.8
Four negro colleges flourish in 'Atlan
Talbot was the only county In Geor
4 ga that hield a fuir thip year.
A stock cormpany hs been erganized
*t Birmingham, Ala., to build a cotton
The-new dhectory for Knoxville,
Tenn., places the population of that
city at 17,151.
M. W. Harris, of Perry Ga , has some
EgyptiaR cotton growing on his place
wgich is ten feet high.
A lot of Confederate bonds, amounting
to $145,00, was sold recently at Charles.
ton, S. C., for $12 50 per thousand.
Columbus, one of the most progress
ive cities in Georgia, is moving to build
a thorough system of street railway.
George Crane, who murdered his wife
in Daugherty county, Ga., has been sen.
teiced to life imprisonment in the pen
'l he Selma (Ala.) Times says $15,000
has been squandered by Selma people
in matrimonial insurance companies, all
of which has been lost.
. At Tirzah church, York county, S.C.,
Felix Jones and Charles Starr fought
over a woman and Jones was killed.
Starr, who is but eigh en years old,
-V A meteor fell at Mt. Airy, N. C., re,
cently, burying itself several feet in the
carth. The mass greatly resembled iron
,ore, fand weighed several hundred
A North Carolina exchange says the
Liberia fever has broken out strongly
Lmon]g the negroes (f that State, and a
large number are anxious to emigrate to
Two years ago so little dried fruit was
shipped from Tennessee that it was
scarce worthy of note. The business has
now grown, however, to be one of the
most important in the State.
Near Luray, Va., recently, an eagle
whose body was snow white and wings
jet black, was killed. From tip to tip
of its wings it measured six feet seven
inches, and weighed twenty pounds.
The artesian well at Trh(ninaville, Gn.
-has reached a dlepth of 1,100 feet mostly
through solid rock, without getting a
flow of water. Many fine specimens of
fossil sea shells are brought up from the
Thonmaston, Ga., is overrun with rats,
and it is saidl the rodents have become a
perfect plague, In the country round
about the farmers are loosing heavily by
the pests and can find no way to pro
tect their grain or kill off the raiders.
0. W. H~obbs, of Sampson count y, N.
C., recently exhibited a very line sam
pie of watermelon brandy. Its flavor is
good, it is clear as crystal, and has none
of the disagreeable smell of ordinary
brandies and whiskies, but has an odor
like that of bay rum.
The tcottoni planters of Mississippi are
condemning the Cotton Seed Associa
tions of Memphis, New Orleans and
other places, becankse they have dIivided
territory and fixed rates for seed. They
think the price of seed should be gov
erned by the laws of trade.
The suit brought by the heirs of A n
drew Johnson to recover 160 acres of
land in the most valuable portion of the
Fifth Ward, in Chattanooga, Tenn , has
1 een settled by a decision in favor of
Sihe present holders of the property. The
mutount involved was about $200,000.
The Jacekson (Miss.) Clarion says: A
wealthy English syndicate last year pur
chased 700,000 acres of land in the Ya
zoo dlelta and they are now examining
9 600,000 acres of pine land with a view
to purchase. The same syndicate have
bought 8,000,003 acres of grazing land
The French Government has sent an
expedition to Florida to observe, from
thc classic battlements of old1 Fort San
Marco, at St, Augustine, the transit of
Venus November 6. The expedition
carry with them scientific app~aratus
* ~ weighing 30,000 pounds. They have ar
rived at St. Augustine.
Nashville American ; The grand jury
yesterdlay found eight indictments for
mmider in the first degree nind assault
with intent to commit murder. All
these cases were of recent occurance.
The large number of murders, attempted
murders and other s:mnguinary afihirs
which have occulrredl here are givin.~
the capital city an unenviable prom
One of the most brutal crimes ever
cornmmitted is reported from Dan vil let
Va., A little negro boy, agedl eigh,
years, had a silver dollar, which D~ave
Mills, a colored man, coveted. Thle boy
refused t> give it up, andl Mills, in or
der to coerce him into compliance with
his demand, caught him and hel him
over the escape pipe of a steam engine
un'il the little fellow was nearly cooked.
Mills has been arrested.
A few days ago, says the Gainesvill"
(Ga.) Southron, Mrs. Martin and jour
children undertook to cross the Chatta
hoochee at Faulkner's ford to the left of
Belton. A little boy had charge of the
boat, and it becoming unmanageable
the little fellow jumped out. At this
Mrs. martin became frightened, and her
little'child fell overboard. She jumped
out to save iit. Both were drowned. An..
other little girl-went overboad and was
drowned. Two othera saved their lives
by clinging to limbs and rocks The
b~odies were all recovered as soon as the
peoele in the neighborhood could get to
the scene. The water was not over fo'Ir
L.~s A,~.. mL.~ sL ....2.if. - - -.
or two ago. One Scott had been sued
at the spring term, 1878, of the Superior
Court of Wake county, but 1:e died
about a month later. His death was
never suggested to the court, and in
1879 judgment was taken against him,
no administrator having been appointed.
It would appear to any one not up in
law that such a judgment would be
void, but strange as it may appear,
the question is a doubtful one and
is being contested, one side claiming
that it is worthless and the other
that it is binding on the estate.
The Virtues of Coffee.
The action of coffee is directed chiefly
to the nervous system. It produces a
warming, cordial impression on the
stomach, quickly followed by a diffused,
agreeable and nervous excitement,which
extends itself to the cerebral functi ns,
giving rise to increased vigor of imagin
ation and intellect, vithout any subse
quent confusion or stupor, such as are
characteristic of narcotics. Coffee con
tains essential principles of nutrition far
exceeding in importance its exhilaratinm
properties, and is one of the most dosir
able articles for sustaining the sy-tcm ir
certain prostrating diseases. As com
pared with the nutrition to be derived
from the beot of soups, coffee has de
cidedly the advantage, and is to be pre
ferred in many instances. The medicin d
effects of coffee are very great. In in
termittent fever it has been used by em
inent physicians with the happiest ef
fects in cuttiug short the attack, and if
properly managed is better in many
cases than the sulphate of quinine. In
that low state of interfmittent, as found
on the banks of the Msis.ssippi ltiver
and other malarial districts, nee )npa
nied with enlarged spleen and torpid
liver, when judiciously adiniiitore(i it
is one of the surest remedies. In vellow
fever it has been used by physicians,
and with some it is their main relia tce
after other necessary renedies have been
Administered; it retains tissue change,
and thus becomes a conservator of force
in that state in which the nervous sys
tem tends to collapse, because the blood
has become impure; it sustains the
nervous power until the depuration and 1
reorganization of the blood are acconi
plished, and has the advantoge over
other stimulants in inducing no inj(uri.
ous secondary effects. In spasmodic
asthim its utility is well established, a3
in whooping cough, stupor, lethargy
and such troubles. In hysterical at
tacks, for which in many cases a physi
cian can form no diagnosii, coffee is a
Coffee is opposed to malaria, to all
noxious vapors. As a disinfectant it has
wonderful powers. As an instantuneous
deodorizer it has no equal for the sick
room, as all exhalations are innedi
ately neutralized by simply passing a
chating-dish with burning coffee grains
through the room. It may be urged that
an article possessing such powers and
capacity for such energetic action nmst
be injurious as an artic!e of (diet of ha
hitual emp)loyment, and not without
deleterious prop~erties; but no corre
sponding nervous disairrangemients have
beeni observed after its effects have dis
appeared, as are seen in narcotics andl~
other stimulants. The action implarted
to the nerves is natural andl healthy.
Habitual coffee drinkers generaliy en
joy good health. Some of the oldest
people have used coffee from earliest
infancy without feeling any (depressin g
reactjion, such as islprodued( by alcoholic
stimulants .--Phsiladellin'a Imefls.
A Woman's Clever Escape Fromi Prio.
Probably the most original escape
from prison ever devisedl was sue-~ ess
fully (arriedI out yesterdlay ini lrooklynu.
Mary lRowe, conIi ned in the Havmoimd
Street .Jail under indietnuent for ' Prand
larceny, coolly walked across thle coui' t
yardl from thle womn's prison in the
old jauil to the visitor.s' room d inl thle new
wing, and after sitting iniietly inl a
(chair for a few moments was bowed ont,
by a keeper at the front dboor. She was
committed by du tetice Fisher, oin Sep
tend er 19, to await thle aet ion of thle
(rand Jury, amid was placed ini a cell on
the upper tier of the old jail. She hi::.s
been freq itly visited by fiundas since
her inicarecerat ion, who brout t her up
parel that she m'rht presenti a resp~ect a
b le appeuaranc wIlen arra:Iigined in t rt.
It is thle cuistomi of thle t emale pri. on
that the inniait es shatll in t urn serve
meals to t he other lpisoners, aund ves-.
terday Mary was anumig thiose di'tailedc
to bring thle br-ead and (0ollee from the
kitrheun..( Going to aL ret ired 1o0rtion of
he jail she attired hierse'lf in deep
nmournmng and dIrew a heavy ernae veil
over her face. She thlen passedl through
oneC (t the corridlors, crossedl the coulrt
yard :11n( entered the jail ollice in the
new wing. Keeper Cowaun wa's on dut y,
and eingI ; hso urprise' at s -uch an early
vi-sitor, sli(' aninouned~ that. she lm'dl
comeI to meI(et her sister, M rs. Malecn,
who' hadl been locked nyl for intoxica..
tion 0, bu t wVho( wasI to be diischiarged t hat
morning, aind that. she hadl been unisue-.
'essful ly sek'ng her thlrouigh thle jail
for an hour. ( owanu informied her tiat
MIrs. Madden hail h~eon dischiarge~(ld lhe
day before. TEhe supiposed skIter biur.st
into tears and)(, exressing her regre't at
hiav ig arrivred too late (, was e'scorted( to
the door by the keeper, who drew hack
the bolt and bowed her out , saying lhe
was sorny hue conul not aid her. Tent
minutes later it was dliscovre.l that
Mary Howe had escaped and a generaul
alarm wvas given. Keepe)r ( 'owanu has
b~een sus51pnded and thle Brooklyn police
are bustily searchuing for aL woman~tl .in
black. Mary's met hod of laiceny Vwas
as followvs: She would ad vertike for a
J)OSitioii Rs a Servant and1 oiler' to wor'k
at nominal wages, having~ never been in
service before. After a few days in the
house she would disappear with wvhat
ever* valuables she could get. Many
complaints were lodged at police head
--The average man is supposed to Jose
six cuff buttons per year, and he is just
mean enough not to throw away the old
ones so that the Ainder can make a pair.
--Raw starch, applied witih a little
water. as a paste. will fenerally 10.
move all stali frQIm bed-tic 11ng, -q(v
TOPICS OF TH1E DAY.
A TEnEPiHoNE has been run into a
church in plean, N. Y.
LIEUT. THACKARA bas resigned from
the United States navy.
MINISTER HANNIBAL HAllMIN will pMAs
the winter at Bangor, Me.
TE revision of the Old Testament
will be completed in a few months.
DANIEL SEALIs, of Cleveland, is said
to be the wealthiest c9lored man in
THE new directory for Knoxville,
renn., places the population of that city
ANY Romqu Catholic who can prove
that the Apostle Peter had no wife, can
cbtain a $5,000 prize offered in Scot
IT Is asserted that in the three years
3nding 1880, there were no' fewer than
252 theaters destroyed by fire, or partly
40, resulting in 4,370 deaths, and about
GENERAL BRADY, of Star-route noto
riety, is said to have lost $75,000 in op
erating his Canadian lumber mills,
which lie is now trying to dispose of to
avoid further loss.
ONE of the blenevoleut New Yorkcre
who helped introduce the English spar
cows here, has had .to remove every
L)rackot from his house and go to an ex
p)ense of $100 for painting.
A NEw underground railway is pro
)osed for Paris, to cost about $30,000,
)00. The central station is to be at the
Palace d la Bourse. In all, the lines
will be twenty-four miles.
- Mrs3 GABRIELLE GREELEY has begun
making improvements on the Greeley
iwamp at Chappaqua, and has given a
[)lot of ground to the Episcopal Society
>f that village on which to erect a
--al(3. - - .
IN TIE high school of Dedham, Mass
ichusetts, the experiient is being made
:f using daily newspapers instead of
text-books in the reading class. The
Principal thinks that the plan is suc
A nOoK has just been issued in Ver
mont entitled "The Resurrection of
Christ from a Lawyer's Standpoint." It
is an investigation according to the laws
if evidence, and it ends with a full ac
2eptanice of the resurrection of Christ as
in historical fact.'
THlE Hon. Levi P. Morton, is giving
laudlable attention to the interests of the
American colony in Paris. lie has ro
3ently been chosen as a warden of the
americanm Episcopal Church in that city,
mnd has become a patron or the "Paris,
British and American Schools."
JAY GOULD stopped at Rochester re
3ently on his return from the WVest. On
ilighting from a car at the new depot,
ie stepp~ed on a sidetrack in front of a
noving locomotive, and would have been
run over but for the ou tcrics of those
PROF'EssoR RE~EsI, an astronomer, de
noes that the comet of 1882 is identical
nith the comnet of 1843 and 1880. From
lata given after Gbze"'.'" en of its orbit.
he says it will not return to our systuer
mn less than four thousand years. It is
not necessary, therefore, to lie awake at
night dreading a catastrophe.
.RICrARD WAoNER has sold the copy.
r'ght of all his musical productions to
Behott, the Mayence publisher, the con.
sideration of the agreement being the
yearly payment to the composer of 150,
300 marks (about $35,000). This an
nuity is also to be paid to Wagner's
heirs for thirty years after his death.
And still it is thonght the publisher baa
made a p~rofitable contract.
1URUNKA~RDs are sullering in the rural
counties of Wisconsin, where the local
option law of the State enable the total
abstinence people to vote down the pub.
lie sale of intoxicants. Heretofore the
traffic has been continued out of sight,
but now the railroad companies have
prohibited their employes from taking
liquor as freight, and the dealers can
therefore obtain only very limited sup
CONFEDERATS bonds still have some
value in the South. A large quantity of
them belonging to the estate of Jacob
Barret, of Charleston, South Carolina,
were sold1 recently at auction. The
whole lot, $149,600, was bought by Ed.
ward Moreland at $12.50 per $1,000.
The bidding, which started at $10 per
$1,000, was quite spirited, $6,450 of
Oonfederate Ijank b~illS were also sold al
$10 for the lot.
GurrEAU's skeleton is not yet articu
lated. It is ready for wiring with the
exception of the thigh bones. which are
riot yet sufficiently bleached. They are
submerged in an ether bath where they
will remain for some weeks before the
process of preparation is completed. It
is not likely that when articulated the
skeleton will bo placed on public exhi
bition. It will probably be consigned
to repose amnong other ghastly relica of
eye of an outsider is never allowed tc
THE harvests of 1882, with few exoep
tions, resulted favorably, and there :i
immense wealth in the granaries of the
country. Crop failures were appre
hended, but not realiz'd. The autumn
too, has been most favorable to the ma
turing corn, and that which the usua
frost might have destroyed was saved b,
the prolongation of fine weather. Bn
in the face of the great wealth whiel
lies back in the country in the hands o
the agricultural classes, business is dull
The boom that was expected to follosi
the assurance of good harvests has no
been experienced, and merchants in th<
country and in the cities are complain
ing of slow sales and slower collections
ENOUGH is already known of the radi
cal movement in France to justify grea
uneasiness. The conspirators, who ar
mostly young men iri cities and manu
facturing villages, are united in clos
organizations, which long escaped obser
vation by passing for trade unions. In
cendiary papers and tracts are sedulom
ly distributed, and as each group or fed
eration of alliances has its distinctiv
name, the existence of a national leagu
was not so apparent. A central con
mittee, composed of one delegate fror
each federation, has been meetin
monthly at Geneva. There are evidence
not only that the'objects of the conspir
ators are akin to those of the Russiat
Nihilists, but.that one, at least, of th
champions of the latter, Prince Krapat
kine, is an associate of the French plct
ters. The federations of Paris and yvi
cinity are known to have more thai
1,200 members, while Lyons is anot'.
A PelissO Item.
"Je)tla!" said Mrs. Jones, as shi
was writingta note to her dressmake
with her mouth full of stub pens ant
eraser, " how (10 you Spell police?"
Mr. Joncs started and nearly droppet
the paper he wai reading.
" What's the matter now, Maria
Cl(ot lIes-line stolen again?"
Mercy, no. I don't meanthat kin
of poice: this is a garmalent soniethin<
like a dress."
SOh., said .1 ones, in a relieved voice
'"well I never heard of but one way o
spellng thile word p-o-1-i-e-e."
"Yer." answeredI Mrs. J., thiought
fully, "that's the way I have spel!ed it
but the-e seems to be several meaning
for the same word."
Easiest thing in the world," mum
bled Jones, with one eye on his payier
"it means com)rt, protection, etc."
"Does it," asked his wNife, innocent
ly; " well I never heard of the polie
comforting or protee~ing any body yet
1 thought it was their mission to assaul
>eople-t here--' she continued, placid
y. "111 sendt that note ofY this mo
ment.; I hope Madame Bias wvill be a
She was: and she nearly fainted whei
she opened Mr's. J.'s note andl readi:
'I shatll send the police to-day-bi
"It's the pieces!" she gasped whet
she came to, "'a few miserabile p):lltr
silk p):eoes that I kept out of her hai
dIress -saved in the cut ting! Well if sh<
ain't the meanest! Run, Katy, and go
them out of the trunk up-stairs-th<
plush is made into a hat-she won' t gei
that. Good heavens! what a hard tim<
an honest woman has to get a livin' it
It was Mrse. Jones' turn to be aston.
ished, wheni in reply to her note she re
coived the followmng:
(ldeer MIs .Jones
Herewith I sen you all, anc
( v.ry pence in tnt posses tlon an I hno inor<
so help mue hi heving! You will Piese to ciai
ol7 the Po Lice wich would disograise mue for
ever Yure tru friend
MAny' JA:N. nlhss.
Thlen Mrs. .Jones hunted up a mna-a.
zine deos modles and found that pofIe<
was spelledl in this connection pelis e,
and shte saidl it all ramo of her beinn
muarriedl to a man who couldnm't speli
but ,Jones takes a sly revenge by re.
fer:ing to his wvife as "'a distinguishet
me iber of tihe Pelisse force'" --Dkro
l'ost and Tribune.
A Russian General, who now hoilds a
very important command in the fai
East, complainedi, wvhen sonie five 0i
six years ago. lhe visitedll~ Inndon, that ii
was impossible to undlerstandi fn wl
principle the English dressed them
selves. A few male friends had invit-ed
him to dinner; anti on appearing among
them lhe found h'iiself thet < uily one 0
the p~arty wiho wore a frock ei at. Th'e
niext mtornling he wvas ti breakfast wit!
a fewv mlore fiendiis; andt, dletermline
this time to be on the safe side, lhe pre
senited himself in a dress suit. We hiavt
met with1 a novel in which one of thi
principal inicidecnts wvas the refuisal of
check taker at the lioyal Italian Oper:
t! amit a (dist inguishted foreigner who
with the regrulatio n evening coat, wi rt
a pair 6f lighlt-colored trousers sue
as, ini a l ike connection, wouhi
he acceptedl on the' Continent (a
least in suimmer) as qunite ap~prt
piate to a festive occasion. TIhie onl
approach, indeed, to a dlesp~otism ti
taste that now exists in England is thi
authority exercised in the matter o
costume by our operatic officials, wh
toicrate nothing but black and whiitte
Jn ordinary life peop le will doubtles
continue to dress as they may think tit
without heetling thie remonstrances an<
app~eals addresscd to them by those whi
have studied the subject. andi who hav'
at once better Information and bette
percepftions than the general mass e
mankind. But wvhat may be permittei
to ordinary individuals can not be tol
crated on the part of painters, sculptor
and stage mantagers. Smith, Jones ani
Birown live, dress absurdly, die, and'ar
forgotten. But the men whose lot Iti
to mniluence the pulblic mind have heavie
espontsi bilit ies; andl~ the ovil they 4,
lives after them. -Lonfdon Standard.
--On a small island near Fiji a so1
material is found which on oxposur
harden and looksP much lika fleabrl
"Do Mortuls Nil Nisi Bonum."
Why should we "say nothing but
good of the dead?" Of all the ignorant,
silly and absurd maxims ever manu
factured that one is the worst. Espe
cially is it to be deprecated because it is
apparently prompted by a kind, forgiv
Ing and generous spirit, and is, there
fore, calculated to appeal to the inno
cent, the unthinkino- and the generous
minded. We will Tet a ducat that the
man who built that maxim was some
mean, sniall-souled scoundrel who was
guilty of rascalities that he wanted cov
I ered up when he died.
We believe in throwing the mantle of
charity over the dead, and when a man
b dies we (o not believe in publishing to the
world all the frailties and eccentricities
of his character that resulted in placing
him, diring life, in jail or the Legisla
ture. We d(o not believe that all lead
_ ing citizens after they die -play on even
b electro-plated harps, and we cannot un
derstand that there is any sense in ex
I pecting public journalists to pretend
- they believe the deceased was a man of
all-wool virtues, entitling him to a glo
. rious immortality beyond the sunset
glow, where his, credlitors will (ease
froi troubling and the weary tax col
lector will not break through and steal.
When some insignilicant Alderman
e dies, why should established custom de
e mand that the editor of the local paper
should array himself in sackcloth and a
a gum coat and vrit e a gorgeous obituary,
In which he tries to show that the ab
9 sence of the deceased will leave the world
- lop-sided, while he knows that lie does
not believe what, he says, and that the
readers do not believe it., and even the
deceased would not believe it. and
would blush to see it in type.
We enn uiderstand that it is a seemily
'hing for the living to refrain from rak
Ing up 11old grievanices rec'arding the
1 dead, and letting bygones.o bygones;
r but it is entirely beyond our compre
hension wh'ly the livingishould pretond
to see virtues in the dead that they
know the dead never possessed or had a
soul large enough to appreciate. It is
true, however, that
" Custom 41hw1'S often reason overrulo
And only sr'ves for reason to the fool."
We recall a circumstance that goei to
prove what a hollow sham obituaries
usually are. In the office of the Daily
Aryus one night there was brought in
news of the death of a local Justice of
the Peace, named Schumerhoff. The
managing editor told the local editor to
" give the remains a gilt-edged send
off." 'I h local edito-r was a eompara
tive stranger in the town and had never
heard of the deceased before. He
sharpened his pencil and began:
It Is our painful duty to rocord the death
of our esteened townsman, .Judgo Carl Schu
imerhoif. lie died this evening at seven
o'clock, after a brief but painful illness.
which he bore with Christian fortitude."
Then he turned to the night-dispatch
editor and said: "1 What kind of an old
landmark was Schumerhoff?"
1 "Old Schumerhoff! why he was a
.common, har'd-listed Dutchman; made
t money by parsimonious econ)omy and
- usuriy-a regular mnoney-lendinug, two
- perI-cenit. at month Shylock; eame here
t from Germany years ago. 'There are
lots of people wvon't be howed down
with gr'ief when they hear he is gone."'
TheIn the local editor continue I the
"Judge Schumer'hoff came from the Father
111land When ho was quito young. Although of
, an old and prominent famnily in Germna'iy he
wasg poort, but by energy and1( eitn'prlse, comn
billed with a liberal, prog ressive policy in busi
ne~ss, he amalssed a ha~ndsfomdO comfpetenlcl. It
('nnl truly be said( of him that be was tho
-architect of his own fortune. Such en ar(~ilO
searci'e in these dlays, anid thie Judgo's place in
soiciety and btusiniess c'rcles will not bo easily
fille I. is dealth has cast a gloom over thme
"H'Iad he a family?''
"Yes, and lie us'ed to bang his wvife
arolundI and~ pound her black and bluo
until she got a divorce. but you need
not dIwell on that point, you knowv, for
lie was a lpromineont citizen andl well
"'iIhe' dtc(alQed WaIs an ex('llenlt husband, a
fond father and1(-"
"'How dlid you say his moraTh wveren'
"Morals? lhe dlidn't have any. lie wvas
a regular old rip."
"a use'ful andiu e'xi'mplairy mnembler or society."'
"How wvas lie politically?''
" Well, lhe usedl t o be a redl-hot Know..
nothing, but lately he0 was a Green
"Although we have been obl~g''d to dilffer
w~th him p)olit ically3, . et we cann~ot let this op
portuinity pass without pay'ing a j st tribuito
to h a sinicer'ity. u ItS was a man ot'~11) simpli ty
of 'bar'n'ter andl liber'al wvays in poliiticma
"lDid he ever hold any offce?"
"No; never was anlythling but a ,Jus
tice of tile Peace. lie was too unpopular
to be elected to anything, although he
was always running for someithing.'"
"And his maniiy e'xcellenit qualltlties of hea:d
endi' nea'rt indlear'ed hIm to all who knew himi.
His modest and unlassmiaing mnananer prevente i
himI froml ta king that act iv~e part in poldit i's, or
regelv'ing the r'eward1s of oflice. that hhi mlerits
"Say, y'ou might hint, iln that oblit
iiary', that 01(1 Schumerhoil- is hiavinig a
warm receptionl if lie haus gone to where
" While all that is mortal of Judge N. lies Io
the cold1 embrace of d'ath, at his late residence,
3 the Immortal hats gone to put on immnortality in
a but ter land, where thero awaits hIm the roe
wairds or ani uipright man, a jusat .Judare, anid a
6 (Christianiltizen'l. Altor life's fitful fever lhe
, sleep. we(ll."
Anid then old Schumerhoff had a
i pompous funeral, a gildied monument
I and a lying epJit aph, all in keepiner wvithb
t the obituary thle Argus publisfed.
.. Texas Sfig
S -A man and woman lived together
as man and wife for nine years. At the
Sexpiration of that period the man
1 claimed to have discovered that the wo
-man had another husband living. To
2 offset this the woman professed to have
-discovered that the husband had anoth
ci'e wife still in existence. 'Then it was
3 ascertained that the first-or second
a hiusbandl of the wife had in the interval
marr'ied again. Then it was attempted
to be proved that the first-or isecond
Swife of the original husband had died,
~ andl at last the much muddled suit was
" dropped by mutual consent.--N. Y
- -Those foot-prints in the sandstone
L' at Carson, Nev., turn out to have been
made by a ha.emoth. The women
folks will now breathe easier.-Deit
c -G.oarse salt, ln 0r7stnt., I e~obq
. to use in plckling,
That machine will run the smoothest,
the fastest and the longest which has
the least friction. The farmer realizes
that his horses are wearied out and die
young, - often, because of this extra
stra'n upon them which comes from
without. But this is not the only kind
of friction with which they are familiar.
There is a friction which is due to the
make-up of the animal. Some horses
are constantly fretting and fuming
and wearing themselves out, while
others go steadily along with their load
and never turn aside to fret themselves.
These last possess the staying qualities
which are valuable in horses or in men.
Now it is possible to decrease the
amount of friction, both external and
in'.ernal. It is, and ever should be, the
aim of the good farmer to buy ma'thines
which have least friction. And the in
ventor who does most in this line will
win both fortune and renown. Con
paring the tools and machines now in
use with those used fifty years ago it
will be seen at once that a great advance
has been made in this particular.
But men are much like horses. They
are very largely in the harness and pull
ing heavy loads. And niany of then
are breaking down in health, or coNMI
plaining bitterly of their lot, when there
really is no need of it. Friction is kill
ing them or souring their natures. And
this friction comes often-times from with
out, and oft-times from within. One
man Is being crushed between mill
vtones which lie cannot lift off or pu~t
far down beneath his feet. But this is
not often the case, and when it is the
lest thing that man can do is to leave
that position at once at any sacrifice.
But miuch of the friction of' life which
comies from without may, or might by
forethought and good judoment, be
avo'ded. Many cruel wor~is are rc
ce:ved hy, and unkind deeds done to,
those who have not tact suflicient to leave
certain words unsaid or questions tin
asked. Some persons never know when
not to put a question, Some other per
sons never fail to put it exactly at
the right time. One gets a curt,
cold or insulting roply. The oth
er receives a courteous and full
answer. One wins respeet, the other
contempt. Now thingalls and frets the
tactless one, but if lie only knew human
nature better, he - perhaps more often
she-might hjave avoided it. You may
be. constantly in company with another
of greater slowness or u ickness. If
the latter, one moment's haste on your
part may make him pleasant all day. If
he is slower than you and you keep
steady step with him for a brief time, it
may smooth your path. In other words,
tact to see and know the fitness of
things and willingness on your past to
make concessions to meet their de
mands, will generally win the (lay. It
makes no difference who the other par
ty is; whetLer between parents and
children, husband and wife, teacher
ters and people, whoever thle ot her par
ty may be, tact, kindness and a wvilling
ness to bend wvill save a great deal of
the wear and tear of life. We do not
say all, but it is worth trying to see how
But the fact remains that more friction
comes from within ourselves t han from
without. A mbition, e&nvy,and~t thle legion
of foul spirits whliich attend1( t hese, unite to
wear away the heairt. flow often do
they succee]i in squmee ing out the juices
of life, and lea vintg it. buit a dr y, bitter
rindl. And t hen the man looks ouit uplonl
the world anid thiniks it all as dry and
bitter as his own heart. What is this
beauteous worldl andi the great loving
hearts in it to such a soul? No w~oinler
he cannot com~prehendi them. WVhat
we need, each one, is to c ultivate fruit,
andl by so dloing kill out~ the wveeds. Re
joice ini others' prosperity, and then wve
shall not envy their good fortune.
Think of our blessings, and then we
shall not revile our hard lot. Look for
flowers, and1( raIinbo(ws, and gorgeous
sm'nsets, not for cloudts, and fog, and rain.
We need to think more of our fellow
men andI forget self. We neeud to live
in the sunlight of the presence of God,
and our hearts shall sing a newv song~ of
gladness, pcelC andi love. TIhen slii~l
wve have conquered the frictions of life,
anti in this light and t his spirit, we shall
ever do our best work--workers for
God, wvorkers for man, and thereby
workers for our best selves. -G~o/den
An " old man with a cane" is not an
uncommon object in thme city streets;
but wvhen that ma~n is the p~erson andi
that cane the auxiliary limb of one who
has contributed largely to the reading
publie's e*n~oyment, whio was for many
years the bright .artieular star of
almost numberless social gather
ings, andl wh'ose fun was always
fresh and1( crisp and never unkindly,
the man andI the canei are a pleaisureO
and a benediction. We feel that we
1st echo the sentimenit of all his 01(d
frends and admirers whien we ex
press thle hop1e that the aill iction which
hie ''in herited from his wife's family'"
will henceforth treat him miore lenient
ly, that Benjamin P. Shillaber anid his
trusty cane may be oftener seen taking
their walk abroad, andl that his sunset
(lays may be as bright andl genial aus the
thousandi andl one goodi things that have
come from his read~y pen.--Bostoni TJran
Didn't Want a Pass.
The other day an Arkansaw man se
curedi a free pass over a railroad. He
was very much pleased at first, but after
discovering that if injured in an acci
dent he could not recover damages, he
approached the Superintendent and
said: "Look here! how about this
thing?" "What's the matter with ltP'
"What if I get killed on the road, my
wife wouldn t recover damages." "No,
sir." "Then [ don't want the pass. I
ain't got no wife nor no relations, but
I want to feel that if 1 had a wife she'd
get pay for my death. I'm much
obliged to yer, but I reokon I'll have to
- 1t is said the Horseshoe F~alls at
Niagara have lost the sh~ape which won
for them thoW game, and now roeible
alau-v. '. . -. . -
. '* ~ * . .
WIT AND WISDON.
-The man who.worsbhps the fow s0m
he has made is no more Intelligent than
the heathen who prays to the litSle
wooden god he has wiuttled into 4b"
---It is an old and true sayinrg tbat
opportunity has hair in front, but e bald
behind. If you catch her by the for.:
look you can hold her, but if you wait
till, she gets by your hand slips and she
-A queen bee lays In the height of
the season from 2,000 to 3,000 eggs In
twenty-four hours. The man who will
dist over how to graft a queen bee on a
hen will make money enough to buy out
the wjiole continent in six months.
Philadelphfa News. .
-In a village near Cork, a physician
wadisturbed one night by repeated
tarpings at his door, and on getting up
he Found a laboring man. " Have you
been here long?" asked the doctor.
Indeed I have," answered the caller.
"Why didn'tyou ring the bell?" "Ooh,
be ause I was afraid of disturbing your
-SA smart young man asked a gen.
tleman from Cape Cod: "What's the
difference betwewn ycu and a clam?.'
thinking that the Cape Codger would
say he didn't know, and then the young
man would pity him for not being able
to see any din'erenIce between himself
and a clan), but the thing didn't work.
The C(odger took the young man and
swept a path across the street with him,
and then, aftcr crowding him into an
empty fish-larrel, and yanking him out
again. said: ' A clam wouldn't be play
ing with you in thfs way. That 8 the
difference' between me and a clam."
The Young man had no more questions
to ask.-Ncw Laver. Register.
-The Ass and the Cat: An Ass one
day Observed a Cat ascend a Tree to
Escape from a Dog, and a Bright ide:t
entered his head. "When my Master
comes to set mc to Work I shall run up
the Tree and Rema'n for the Day.''
And when the Master came, lo and be
hold, the Ass Started for the Nearest
Tree at Full Speed, and Ascended about
four Feet. wvhen lie fell back to the Ground.
and was so Completely Knocked Out of
hiape that his Master found it Impossi
ble to Adjust his harness on him, and
was obliged to l)es'roy him There and
Then. Moral-Never Attempt to be
too Versatile, an, don't F.ndeavor to
Dodo-o Honest Wor- when you have to
Worc for a Living, lest Peradveriture
you get Left.--r-J. K. D.. in Puck.
A Fable and a Moral.
One day a Giraffe met an Ass en the
banks of a river and called out:
"Say, my friend, why can't you keep
that infernal bray of yours still for half
an hour at a time. I no sooner fall into a
doze than oil'goes your "gee-haw! gee
haw!'' until my nerves are all uin
At that moment a Monkey camo
swinging down from the top of a tree,
"Mr. Girafl', I wish you would keep
your nose at home. it isn' t very pleas
ant to have you come poking it into the
tree-tops just as the family are settling
down for the,. night. And why do you
go troopjing~ through the forest like a
beast who is a 'raithe Constable may
attach his neck for debts?"
" And I desire to remark," began the
Parrot. a he settled down on a limb
near by, "that if I was a Monkey I'd
have some respect for other people's
rights. You (10 nothing but chatter and
chuckle a'l (lay long, and there is a
growving suupicion in ~these wvoods that
y ou had rather dine on Parrot than on
"And what are you talking about:"
demanded the Hare, as lhe cre pt through
the grass. "As for chatter, I'd lke to
hear some one equal you, and your
squawks and squeals are enough t o
drive a Hare crazy. You are of so lit
tie account that even a hungry Hunts
man won't waste powder to kill you!"
" I wish the whole crowd of you
would clear ouit" exclaimed the WVolf,
as he ca~me for'ward andl licked his
chiops with self-satis'ar'tion. ''Fact is,
an honest, indu1Istious Wolf, can scarce
ly keep his head above waiter when comn
p)elled to exist among you."
" And I would like to add," observed
the Alligator, as he crawled to the
bank, "that if any of you are meaner
than the member from Arkansas, who
has just sat downVf, I'll pr'esent him with
" And it was only yesterday that this
Alligator devoured one of my kidls!'"
shouted the Goat, as he came down the
" And you have often tokn do)wn my
houses for the mere fun of the thiing:"
charged the Ant as she came out of her
" Ladies and gentlemen," remarked
the Rhinoceros, as lie hove in sighit,
"let this convince you that we all have
our faults, and that we are expected to
bear with each other's. WVhile the Ass
may bray, the Parro)t chat ter, the Wolf
howl and the Alligator rake in the pot.
they allow the rest of us to go our wvays
and do as we like, lie wvho begins to
find fault with the Ass will not stop
until he has discoveredl that the whole
world is wrong. Let us now shut upl
and look for breakfast."-Dctroit Frco
Thle "Mitch-Cow Racket."
D~uring his wanderings through the
yards yesterday the reporter stumbled
onto another little scheme which it was
thiougnht wais exterminatedl a few months
ago, buit while there are ''suckers" in
the world scalpers and other not over
scrupulous persons will alw~ays do a
"rushing business.'' The "milch-cow
racket" is the term used by those who
are postedl, andI from the protits derivedl
therefrom the racket is a profltable one.
Milch cows are alwvays in demand, and
the prices obtained approximate sixty
dollars. When the (demand exceeds
the supply the '"scalper,'' in order to
"accommodate" the customer, goes to
some1 remote pen and purchases a cow
called a "stri pper"'-that is, one whose
(lays of usefulness as a milker are orer.
A calf a few days 0old is then purchased
for a few dlollars and tied in a pen
along with the cowv, which is suplposed
to be its mother. The customer soon
makes his appearance and a trade is ef
fectedl-the purchaser takes the boguis
cow and calf and the accommodating
"scalper" the sixty dollars. The trick
is soon found out, and the buyer makes
a strenuous comnplaint, but there is no
remedy, and lhe has to accept the in
evitable. The trick was practised yes
terday, and came to the surface shortly
after wards5. The buyer on this occasIon
made an unusually strong break, which
was subsequently tfottled by a com
promise.- thlicaao Tribune.
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