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VOL. VII.I WINNSBORO, S. C., WEDNESDAY MORNING
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The Feats of a Tight Rope Performer and
Maglcian at a llCiOht of Three Hun.
dred Feet In the Air.
One of the most extraordinary and
almost incredible exhibitions of hi.
man intrepidity and daring was last
Monday, the 1-th inht., witnessed by
the citizens of this place. It seemed
to me to equal if not surpass in
thrilling and painful interest any
or Blondin in their wildest efforts.
An individual named Donaldson-a
tight-rope walker and "magician," as
he styles himself-who had on the
previous Wednesday miade a balloon
ascension in the ordinary way (the
first balloon etcent of any kind he
had ever made in his life), repeated
his porformnee on Monday last, but
this time with no basket attached to
his balloon-nothing whatever, in
fact, but a common trapeze. Upon
this he seated himself with the great
est coolues.i and composure, and went
floating away into space, to the aston
ishnicat of the large crowd which
had gathered to see him, but few
cheers greeting him, as the spectators
seemed spell hound wit h fear and ap.
prehension. After ascunding to a
considerable distance he commenced
throwing out a number of circultra
which lie bad attached to a little hoop
below the balloon, and which in the
clear atmosphere appeared like
twinkling stars surrounding the bil.
loon, producing a most novel and
pleasing effect. But this was noth.
ing to what followed. At the height
of some three hundred feet he com
menced balancing himself on his
back on the bar of the trapeze, and
oing through othor fearful evolutions.
Hetie d ibetately slid from the
ar head downwards, and, catching
himself by the feet, remained suspen.
ded for several seconds in that awful
position I The appalling sight was
one never to be forgotten by those
who witnessed it. A thrill and a low
murmur of horror passed through the
immense multitude, who were looking
on with intensest interest, and
many hurried away from the sight
giddy and faint. The daring wro
naut, however, went through his evo
lutions successfully, and, regaiuing
his seat, went soaring rapidly and
steadily upwards. When at the
height of three quarters of a mile he
had the astounding nerve to repeat
his performance, wafioh, at so great a
distance, could only be clearly visible
by the aid of glasses. What made
this ascent all the more hazardous is
that the balloon is a very small one,
carrying but little ballast, and with
nothing but a light anchor attached
to the hoop.
I am glad to say that the mronaut
completed his voyage safely, although
he once or twie seemed to be in con
siderable danger. The trapeze struck
the roof of Heonry Connaierd's re~idene
on, 15th street, wheni Mr. Donaldson
ma~do a alful leap from the tirapieze
and prevenited a collision. The hal
loon then a-ceundedl and camne down
again on the other side of the road in
a field, and was about striking the
top ofa tree, when Mr Donaldson
turned a somersault on the trapeze
rope and prevented the bar from
catching in the tree. There is some
talk of our having a repetition of this
painful oxhibition during our fair
next week, if the authorities do- not
interfere to prevent it. It really seemis
to me that they should, and that it is
also the duty of the leading press of
the country to denounce such reck
less and unnecessary risk of human
life for the mere gratification of mnor
bid excitement.-Recading, Berks. Co.,
Pa. Correspondcnce of thes Netw York
The Savannah Advertiser says the
train on the Charleston and Savan.
nab Railroad, due there at 9:15 Mlon
dlay eveninig, did not arrive until
11:15. The detention wag ocoasion
ed at Grahamville, whore the train
was delayed until one box oar was
knocked almost to pieces in order to
give air to a number of mules shipped
at Charleston, nine of' which were
found dead frow suffocation when the
train reaohed Grahamville. There
wore eight mules shut up In the oar
altogethIier, and those that died will
be re shipped by return train this
morning. Evidently a Prof.' Bergh
is sadly needed in Charleston-to give
a few wholesome lessons upon the
treatment of animals.
The Courtet of Monday says Gen
eral Q. A. Gilmoore, who came hither
last wer to ezamine into the
strength of tdei fortitoation of the
cast of South. (arolins and Georgia,
aerbeing absent on this duty, re
turned to the Mills Hose. Saturdash
and left yesterday for New' York
thence in Washington to reor.
TIE DANGER OF OPERATING AT A HOTEL
Two young men, telegraph opera
torp, boaid at one (f our leading
third-olass hotels, and being of a
somewhat hilarious disposition find
great amusement in carrying on con
versation with each other at the table
by ticking on their plates with a
knife, fork or spoon. For the infor.
iation of those not familiar with
telegraphy it may be well to state
thatu combination of sounds or ticks
constitutes the telegraphic alphabet,
and persons familiar with these
sounds, can converse thereby as intel
ligibly as with spoken words. The
young lightning strikers, as already
stated, we're in the habitof indulging
in table-talk by this means whenever
they desire to
SAY ANYTHING PRIVATE.
to each other. For instance. No. I
would pick up his knife and tiok off
some such remark as this to No. 2 :
"Why is this butter like the offence
of Hamlet's uncle "
No.2-I give it up.
No. 1-Because its rank and swells
Of course the joke's is not appre
ciated by the landlord, (who sits close
by,) because he doesn't understand
telegraphic ticks, and probably he
wouldn't appreciate it much if he
did ; but the jokers enjoy it immense
ly, and laugh immoderately, while
the other guests wonder what can he
the ocoad..en for this merriment, and
naturally conclude the operators must
A few days ago, while the fun.lov.
ing youths were seated at breakfast,
a stoutbuilt young man entered the
dining room with
A HANDSOME GIRL
on his arm, whose timid, blushing
countenance showed her to be a bride.
The couple had in fact been married
but a day or two previous, and had
come to San Franei-co from their
home in Oakland or MAud Springs, or
some other rural village, for the pur
pose of spenuing the honeymoon The
telegraphio tickers counmenced is
soon as the husbiod and wife had
No. I opened the disclosure as
follows : '-What a lovely little pig.
con this is alongside of me-ain't
No. 2--"Perfectly charming ; looks
as if butter wouldn't melt in her
mouth. Just married, I guess. Don't
you think so ?"
No. I-"Yes I should Judge she
was. What lusoious lips she's got!
If that country bunikin beside her
was out of the road, I'd give her a
hug and a kiss just for luck."
No. 2-"Suppose you try it any
how. Give her a little nudge under
the table with your knee."
There is no telling to what extent
the impudent rascals might have gone
but for an amazing and
ENTIRELY UNFORSEEN EVENT.
The bridegroom's face had flushed and
a dark scowl was on his brow during
the progress of the ticking conversa
tion, but the operators were too much
occupied with each other to pay an y
attention to them. The reader may
form some idea of the young man's
consternation when the partner of the
young lady picked up his knife and
tick off the following terse but vigo
"This lady is my wife, and as soon
as she gets through with her break
fast I 'ropose to wring your necks
you insolent wheips."
The countenance of the operotors
fell very suddenly when this message
commenced. By the time it ended
they had lest all appetit~e and appre
ciation of jokes, and slipped out of
the dinning room in a very rapid and
unceremonious manner. The bride
groom, it seems, was a telegramph ope
rator, and "knew how it was himself.'
-San Francisco Chronice.
On to Washington.
General WVade Hampton and General
Butler left for Wahington, yesterday
morning. It is I4aid that the objecotof
their visit is to denounce the vile cal
umny of E~dmunds, of Vermont, who
in a recent speech in the Senate
charged that they and General Ker
shaw were leaders of the Ka-Klux
Klan in South Carolina. General
Korshaw, wo are informed, will join
Generals Hampton and Butler in
The Doello In New Orleans.
A New Orleans dispatch states that
several duels have originated from
the testimony of Captain Scott before
the Congressional Committes, who
s*ore to the bribery'of certain officials,
Sotst has challengeJ 8buatoi' Camp.
belly and they wIll fight with double.
barreled shot.guns.. ILuclen Ad arn
ohallenged Sott, attd they 'will fight
with swords. Police Superintendent
Badger has challenged Carter.
Th~e executors of the Fisk estate
have disposed of the Oentral Park
gardens to alle persens from whom the
Col onel pp robase4 thelpi in Novemiber
The intereab of, the Fisk, fataily .it
Bunday concerfs at the Grand Opert
Honne has alsn ased.i
Civil Rights Bill.
The Houso concurrent resolution
requesting Senators Robert:on and
Sawyer to resign their seats in Con.
gresg. for alleged opposition to Sum
nor's supplementary civil rights bill,
was killed by a handsome majority in
the Seniate, Wednesday, as it deserv
ed to be. The House went off half
cooked, as usual, and simply showed
its own stupidity by acting upon a
matter of wthich they know nothing.
Senator Robertson, so far from oppcs
ing the bill of Mr. Sumner, waruily
advocated it, as the debates in Con
gress.ional Globe plainly show. Ie
objected, and very properly, to its
being tacked on as an amndment to
hisi amnesty measure-being convine.
od, and the result has proven his
judgment correct, that such a course
would defeat both his bill and Suui
ner's, too. This was, doubtless, Sum
ncr's intention in pressing his amend.
iment at the time and in the manier
he did-not, perhaps, to kill, which
lie can and probably will soon intro
duce again as a separate measure, hut
to prevent. the remova I of the politio .1
disabilities of the protminetnt South
ern gentlemen of the old regimlo
Sumner, we are charitable en .ngh to
admit, is, in the main, a very good
sort of a m:ml, of some intello
tual force and of very fair in
tegrity, but he has one great fault
that such a great philanthropist as he
sets up to be should correct and sub
due. Ile cherishes malice over-much
and bears ill blood entirely too long
for a brave Christian gentleman. It
has been upwards of fifteen years
since Brooks administered a drub
bing to him for the insulting re
marks he made about South
Carolina, yet it seems as fresh
in his minds as if his old careas4 was
still aebing with the pain of the
The lilitary Prisoners.
On Thursday afternoon last, the
following York County prisoners were
returned from Columbia for imprison.
ment here until their cases are dis
posed of: R. T. Riggins, W. II.
Wh ite, J. F. Little, M. S. Bowen and
R. P. Caldwell, white ; and San, Stew
art and Frank Fowell, colored. J. S.
Miller, who was tried at the recent
term of the United States Circuit
Court, has alho been sent here to serve
out his term of inprisonment. which
will expire on the 28th (if March next.
Including those returned from Colun
bia, there are now twenty two mili
tiry prisoners in confinement here.
"The Fastest Time Ever ladeon a South
The Mobile Register gives a glow
ing account of the fast time nma~c on
the New Orleans, Mobile and Texas
Railroad, by a sp'cial train carrying
Mr. Tom Scott, the railrcid monopo
list, and a party of his friends to
Mobile. The trict was in special
order, the engine was the best the
Company had. They picked outtheir
champion engineer and their star
conductor, and with all this "to do"
made the distance of one hundred aad
torty and one-fifth miles in three
hours and thirteen minutes.
Reducing Bones to Powder.
A farmer writes :"Last year I
collected lot of hones and redneed
thiem ini the followving manner. Put
them into a large arch kettle or boil
er, with an equal bulk of good hard
wood ashes ; then poured in water
enough to make a thin mortar, and
boiled the mass from one to two
hours, when the bones became com
pletely dissolved or broken dowr
Iwith the exception of a few hard
shin bones. The mas~s was shoveled
into a box and allowed to remain a
week or so, when the remainder of the
bones completely disappeared. Be
fore using, I dried it off with dry l',am
and plaster, and ground it flne with
a hoe. A little wvas used in tho hills
of different crops with excellent reo
The Raleigh Cairolinian gives no
tice that "an effort is niaking to pro.
vide fundis for di.stribm tion among the
Democratic papera of the State, to
enable them to better prosecute the
campaign, print and( distribute public
documients &e We learn that sever.,
al thousand dollars will be devoted to
this purpose, and it is estimated ihat,
the coun try press of North Carolina
will next summner be the most eilicient
arm of the service.
An Intelligent gentleman, lIvIng in
a portion of Meoklonburg eounty
where the lands are the richest and
where chills abound, tolls that he and
his familly have escapedl the disease
for years by the free, use of whitewash
in the dwelling house and out-build
ings. So cheap and cleanly a reme
is well worth trying.-Southsern
The Chesterfield Democrat says':
We learn that the Pee Dee river Is
rapidly rising, and already overflowing~
the low grounds opposite this place.
It is feared that much damage may be
General Maury's Accouns of the Assault
I went into a sleeping car at Chat
tanooga to secure some hours of rest.
The conductor of the bleepiig ear met
me aid politely informed we that any
of the berths would be at my servioe.
as be had no other passengers. I laid
my traveling bag and shawl upon a
scat, and fell into a clvil chat with
the conductor, during whioh he it.
formed me be was fronli Louisa Coun
ty, Virginia, the adjoining County to
mly own, Spottsylvania. I turned
from him, and without a word, took
up my valise and shawl and went out
of the sleeping car aud went into the
next in front.
I had been in that car about five or
ten minutes when I missed the cape
of my over-coat, and thinking I might
have left it in the restauraut of the
dopot, went hastily in and asked the
proprietor if I had left my cape there.
Ile told me no. I then wet into the
sleeping car to look for it, and found
it in the seat, where I had placed it.
[ took it up, and was on my w.iy out
of the cars with it whuu the same
coiducto: confronted me, and said to
"You loft this ear very abruptly just
now, sir ; why did you do so 7" Ilis
nsiner was aggre.slve. I replied,
"JIcause bir, 1 ohose to do so ;" and
then, with coarse language and inso
lent manner, he demanded again my
reasons. I replied, 61 left the ear
because you are the iuthor of a sean
dal upon the Southerb people." He
ran to the stove, tooR up an iron po.
ker, about eighteen Inehes long, and
name quickly up to -me with it de.
nouncing and threateuing me in vio
lent and foul terms, until Ihad reach
ed tue door of the sleeping oar, when
just as I stepped out upon the plat
form of the car, he suddenly caught
me around the neok with the arn
holding his lantern, threw me down
upon the platform, and struck me
rapidly and violently on the back of
my bead with the poker. He inflict.
ed several cute upon my head und
several upon my arms before be was
prevented, by Mr. Pock, the brakes.
man, from further vi~vrtoe.
I had no weapon upon my person,
nor anywhere within reach, and hav
ing been maimed iu both my hands,
was at his mercy from the moment he
threw me down.
These are the main facts known to
Ii about this outrage. I lay them
before you, and am respectfully,
DABNEY H. MAURY.
A Man with Three Arms.
The Williamsport (Pennsylvania)
Gazette and Bulletin is reponsible for
the following :
Among the passengers on the train
bound south last evening was a nian
born and raised in the county of
Otsego, New York. His nami is Wil.
liam Jacobs. He prides himself on
three well developed arms and hands,
the member extraordinary having
grown above the right shoulder blade.
It hangs suspended down the back, and
can be raised and lowered at will.
In length it is shorter than the arms
proper, but possesses extraordinary
muscle which he display when occasion
demands it. No person passing
through a railroad ear or meeting him
upon the street would observe any
deformity, but after becoming cogni
sant of this singular ease would per.
ecive a peculiar it, of his cont. He
states that he has often been question.
ed as to why he does not place him.
self on exhibition or become one of
Barnum's permaann attractions. His
invariable reply is that he is averse
to public exhibitions. His father be
ing a wealthy farmer, he baa always
preferred to remain at home and was
the most active and profitable of the
Louis Kelly is, perhaps the most
daring andI sucecaifulI Indian hunter
in the great West. lie travels alone,
fights alone, and wears a turbans
around his bead when out on the
prairie. lie is said to be a graduate
~of a college, and hails from Virginia,
or South Carolina. lie is about
twenty two years of age, handsome,
well forn' -i and muscular. Th~e In
dians dread him as much as they ever
did Kit Karson or Daniel Boone.
lHe never misses his mark. An In.
dian is as good as dead the moment
he draws sight on him, Ile will
,travel weeks Lt a time through hostile
Indians and never expresa thought
of danger. Kelly is now on a trip to
the head .waters of the Yellowvstono,
a country never yet visited by any
white man, Hie has been known to
dare a dozen Indians on the open
prairie to fight him in a body. No
andian will over get within reach
of his deadly rifle.
- A contemporary very aptly and
truly remarks: If some men are asked
to advertise, they say It does not do
them an$ good-that a paper has no
influenoe. But let the editorwrltie a
half. desen les against them, and
they imme9diatei institute legal pro
coed(ings, laying~ their damage. at
The Confedrrate Archives.
Wm. L. Stone recently delivered an
o--ation in New York. In the course
or his reuarki he gave the following
bi-of inforuation ooncerning the dis.
position which was made of the rebel
a chives at the collapse of the rebel.
li "n : -0., the morning of Mr. Davis'
Oadture,'' says Mr. Stone, "David
Tilgaan waited upon him at his bed.
ido and said, 'By this you may see
that the enoay is here ;such and such
is the disposition of the roads. If )ou
como uih nio 3ou will be able to
leave the country in safety. If you
d., not, vou will be captured in five
hours.' 'o this Mr. Davis replied
eurtly, ho knew his own lusinoss,'
rilgnan continut:d : 'Veay well' sir;
I liav been entrusted with the treas
ures and archives, and propose to
secure them, even at the peril of the
loss of your favor and my life. I
shall start at once by the way I have
marked out.' The result is well
known. In less than five hours Mr.
Duvii was a prisoner, but the ar.
olevef were safe. Wheu a few weeks
after in the recesses of the forot,
Tilgnan learned that all was l.nmt, ho
alone, with his own hands, buried the
treasure and archivt a, and un
less, during the four years that
elapsed botweeu his partinig with me
and his unto ward death, he revealed
the spot, the soret as to the where
abouts of the archives are forever
buried. As long as they can be kept
frot the ken of uan, so long shall the
story be a monument to our brother's
unaserving fidelity. This is the true
history of the archives of the South
ern Confoderaoy, although rumors
are from tine to time sot afloat of
their being now in the vaults of this
bank, and now of that."
The Curse of Cotton.
The South, a j.>urnal published in
New York, and devoted to the mater
ial intorests of the Southern States,
argues that cotton has wrought the
final ruin ot, that section ; not the
simple giowth of it, nor oven the ex
altation of it into their chief article
of production, nor the investment of
millions of dullars and the expendi.
ture of much mental effort and physi.
oal energy in its culture. Not In all
these has lain the curse but rather in
excessive, absorbing and, therefore,
ruinous devotion to the growth of
eotton, to the relative exclusion of
other important agriculturil produe
tions, which were necessary in order
to render her independent of foreign
sources of supply, to the neglect of
those nechanio arts without which no
State can realiz-i the highest advan
tage of a civilized coadition, anJ to
the utter disregard of numberless
other profitable modes of investing
capital and utilizing, 1.aor.
A Mud Elelhaut.
A story comes from India of a mad
elephant which fur many years has
been the terror of a tract in the "Cen
tial Provinces." About twenty years
since the aninial escaped, and killed
in that period somne eightly or a hun
dred hundred human beings. Some
of the carcasses, it is said. the ele
phant devoured, but thii is quest ion
able, as beisig contray to the habits of
the creature. Th le monster was more
dreaded than any "man eating tigers"
since the houses of the native were no
protection, the elephant destroying
houses to get at the inmates. TPhe
savage beast was hunted and killed in
December last, by an English officer
attlho hea I of a party of natives. Thle
Govern meat reward, one haund red dol
lars, was divided among the natives.
It is a very easy matter to criticise
a newspu per ; but to publish a live
one, so as to Interest, amuse, and
instruct the public, is no small under
taking. Thoase in this commnunaty
who are so prone to find fault with
every little item which does not suit'
their critical and exalted Ideds,
ih uld buy type, ink, andl paper, and
publish an organ of their own. [Let
them try it for three months only,
anid if it dcn't give them some ideas
of the newspaper business, then woe
are no judge of human nature. The
conceit would be taken out of such In
dividualaso quickly that they would
hardly knaow what was the matter
with thema, or whether they ait.,o on
their heads or f.et.-ErchaJnge.
I Darkness in tihe Treatmuent of Smll~l PoX.
If a patie'.t, in the beginning of the
attack, be put in a ruma froan which
absolutely all light is eteluided mase
that of a candle, the (ffect ii to ar
rest tute disease in the popular of vesl.
cular stage ; the skin between the
vesielcs is never infi imed n'r swoll, a;
the large scabs of ma'ter nieve r form
over the face ;there is not ittens.' pa in,
and only trifling ltushiny, and the
smell is either very ligi t or alhogeth
er wanting.-London LInnerS.
A Californian bassued a neuspaper
for libel and received damages to the
amocunt of one cent. .By the way
lsn't It a little singular that nobody
who sues a newspaper for libel now-s
days every think, to start a national
bank with the money be makes by It 1
,.The notorious outlaw Billdebrani
has been hung by Lynch law in P'uls
ki County,. Missouri
What the Treaty Says.
The following are the portions of
the treaty which relate to points in
"Whereas differences have arisen
between the government of the Uni
ted States and the government of her
Britannio Majesty, and still existing,
growing out the acts committed by
the several vessels which have given
a ise to the claims generally known as
the 'Alabama claims ;' and
"Whereas her Britanie Msjos'ty lasn
authorized her high commissioners
and plenipotentiaries to express
in a friendly spirit, the regret felt by
her MIajoty's government for the
escape, under whatever circuistaneos,
of the Alabama and other vessels fron
British ports, and depredations coin
tuitted by those vessels;
"Now In order to remove and ad
just all complaints and claims on the
part of the United States, and to pro
vide for the speedy settlement of such
claims which are not admitted by her
l-itanic Majesty's government, the
high contracting parties agree that all
the said claims growing out of acts
committed by the aforesaid vessels,
and generally known as the 'Alabama
olims,' shall be referred to a tribunal
of arbitration, to he composed of five
arbitrators, * * 'who shall proceed
impartially and carefully to examine
and decide all questions that shall be
laid before them on the part of their
The Now York Commercial, a Re
publican paper, makes these very sen
sible remarks :
'Fred. Douglass, who was lately
refused admision to the Planters
Hotel, St. Louis, explains that he
went there for the express purposo
of creating a rumpus, thinking thus
'to bring the disease to the surface,
and effect a cure.' We are afraid
the disease lies deeper than Fred.'a
remedy can reach. Full equality be.
fore the law is the privilege of all,
'without distinction of race or color,'
but the Almighty has established oor
tain natural barri'rs bowteen the
white man and the black, that no
human statutes or ordiiances can over
overthrow. Chrles Sumner, with
lis civil rights bill, and Fred. Doug.
Ls, with his social equality chimera,
inay not see this, but the future will
demonstrate it even to their satisfae
Political Trouble lircning.
The Springfield (Mass.) Republican
gives a politioal statement, which is
construed as portending trouble. It
"Senator Wilson has gone back to
Washington, after two or three days
in New England and New Yoak, in a
very alarming state of mind as to
Gen. Grant's prospects of ro-election.
They tell us from Washington that he
says he cannot trke the stump in the
New Hampshire election unless the
President first 'cleans -out' th New
York custom-house. Even Forney
has got frightened, and takes very
gloomy views of the political situa
tion. There are no bettter politi'ial
baromoters than Henry Wilson and
John WV. Forney. They scent danger
from afar, and know well, when to
hide from the coining storma."
The Way KIt llors It.
An ignorantecritic finds fault with
Joaquini M iller's poem, Kit Carson's
Rio, beeause the hero dashes away
"on bareback htorro," and subse
quently "rises in bis stirrups." This
kind of criticism is the paltry work of
an un informed mind. TUhose who are
familiar with M r. Carson's habits know
thas the never carried his stirrups upon
his horse. He wore them banging by
a strap over his shoulders, and when
he wanted to rise he placed his feet
in themi and stood up his whole weight
falling upon himself, leaving the
horse untouchted beneath. Any per
son with ordinary intelligence, will
see by the above explanation, that
Kit's idlea was to relieve his horse at
times from his heavy burden.
Whtile blasting rock in his own
well, Mr. Hlenry B. Young, a ras
peotable citizen of this County, imet
the mliffortune of losing his life by sc-I
eidental explosion, on the 31st uIt:
Another person in the well with Mr.
IY. at the time the explosion occurred,
escaped with little or no injury. The
hands at the windlass on hearing the
e xplosion, lowered the bucket, when
Mr. Young without assistance got into
t, and was drawn up, but survived
only about two hours. Mr. Young
leaves a wife and several children to
mourn his unfortunate death.-.
A Mr. Warren Nottingham, of Ma
oo, while hauhting In H ouston County
recently, tried the experiment of dirng.
ging a shot gain over the fence after
him. is left arm Is now In a sling.
A thoughtful Danoury lady pute
lard on the stoop when she wants her
husband to stay ho.ne of an evening.
Barring an hour or so devoted to rub
bing his back, the time is pleasantly oc
Cut a Caper and Down he Went.
Or, rather off he went. A chaevalier
dindustrie (French for swindler) has
boon among us. iHe is a well-built,
stoutisl man, about 5 feet 10 in
height, hair out short and quite gray,
moustache and long full beard, about
forty years of age, gives himself out
fir thirty-five, a j.jint gone off of the
floger of left hand, well dressed, wears
black suit, velvet ve'st, ilik bat,
squaro-toed boots, quite neat and gen.
tIe ini manly appearanco. Represents
hiinulf as a Royal Arch Mason, b.mn
taken 33d degree in Scottish rite.
Gives himself out as a we althy Vir
giuia widower, two small and interes
ting children (not with him), was a
solonel or general in Confederato
irmy, name J. H. Girdnor, pants for
Inatriomy a second time, wished to
buy a bandsomo house and looked at
,overal, expected splendid buggy and
wo horses daily, but departed on
'oot and very flet foot at that.
The long and short of it is that this
ndividual proved to be a perfect
'Dead Beat," and ran off between two
mns, without paying his . landlady.
Boware of him all ye following nam.
id pwople : Citizens, hotel-keeperd,
andladios, business men, maidens, and
Our brethren of the press will per
iaps save other communities from
eing duped and artfully swindled by
'xtou3ing this notice of General Gard
ier, the wealthy Virginia gentleman.
--dgeficld S. C. Advertiser.
'he Third Commandment not Good for a
The New York correspondent of the
Boston Journal tell, the following
mmut.ing story :
A well-known doctor of divinity
vas riding the other day in a street
iar in company with a friend.
EIo is a positive man, and resents an
nault quite vehemently. Earnestly
ingaged in conversation, he handed
he conductor a ticket as he came to
ollect the fare. The conductor did
iot move on. As he remained study..
ng the ticket, the doctor's attention
was attraoted toward the offioial, who
seemed to be highly interested in the
3ar ticket. le read it, smiled, shook
bis head, and finally said to the doo.
"This may be all very well, but
.he ticket is no good on this line."
:WhatL',4 the reason it's no good, I
A1"uld like to know ?" said the testy
t uor, "it's one of your own tickets ;
I bought it this morning." "I guess
not," said the conductor. The alter
Dation drew the attention of all the
passengers. "This is very good advice
but it will not pass you over this
line ;" and the condu3tor read :
;Thou hialt not take the name of the
Lord thy God in vain." An explo
sion followed- amid which the doctor
paid his fare and left the oar. He
has concluded to keep his religious
cards in one pocket and his car
tickets in another.
Presldent W. J. Mlagrath.
We are gratified to know that at a
recent election this faithful, vigilant
'und laborious officer received a well
done from the stockbo'dere, which
lust be flattering to his many friends.
WVhen the 8,000 ballots were counted
out it was found that he had s oceived
a unanimnous vote, standing at the
head of the ticket for directors. This
isan honorariunm well bestowed, and
will find an affinitive responase from~
tidewater to the Blue Ridge.-Chuwr
Th'le Cape Fear River Is now at a
higher point than has been known
since 1865. It has risen some sixty or
sixty-fivo foet atFuayettoville, the wa
ter being nearly to the top of the
bluff. It fell about five feet on Mon
day, but was rising again Tuesday.
Considerable damage has been caused
slung thle banks by the carrying away
of timbnr staves, fenee rails, &o., and
in one or u, instances barns and
store-houses have been washed off.
Should the water rise much higher, a
serious diatress 'will bo the conse.
q uen cc.
Discoveries wvhich, it is said, promise
to be as interestmng as those of the old
lake dwelling in Switzerlan~d, have re,
centtly been made inl the south of France.
A mong the Pyrences mnountainls, at a
short d'stance below the snrface of the
ground, the remains of ancient cities have
been fon, which are presumed to be.
long to a prehistoric age. The houses
are or the same charactar as those of
the Swiss, lakes. Investigations are
makingc the result of which has not yet
A Chinanlan who had his nose hit
off in San Franoisco, bad it carefully
psecked-and sent baock home to show
hisfrien ds one of the A merloan ois.
Why are washer womn the .illes6
of people ? Because they put out
The sentence of Watson, the Ette
glish clergyman who murdered hisu
wife, has been commuted to penal ese
-:i-uda for life.