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VOL. XI WINNSBORO, S. C., WEDNESDAY MORNING, A UGUST 25, 1875. [N.1 THE FIAILIPI ELD lfI AI4 D 18 PUnLISHiED WEEKLY BY W I L L I A M S & D A V I S. 2. rms.-The IIRRAi A published Week y in the Town of Winnt m at $3.00 a viaibly in advance. ' S tir All transient advertisonents to be 'AID) IN AlVANC,6' Obituary Notices Tributes $1.00 per i quire. " lilE AS IT USED TO BE," '1'he girls are planning to get a bean; They dress for party and ball and show And the old folks tell us it wasn't so When they were young and used to go I Bnt the ditference is really no more tor less Than a little change in the style of dree And human nature itself, you see, Is just the same as it used to bel After the verses and prayers a* said, The old folks light the boys to ed, And they lie as still as though Ate o cleal, 'Till daddy goe off to his dronms instead Then down the back stairs-so slyly and slow, With their boots in their hands-and away they go, Aue the old man laughs in the morning to see, It's just the same as it used to be I Those good old maids are waiting yet t'ver love alflire they froth and fret or girls they never saw such a set * vey one is a silly coquette ! But if backward something like forty years, They woilil carry their meddlesome eyes and ears, In flirts aid freaks of their own, they'd see It's just the same as it used to be I Of cour--e to aged 'tis right to hold The years they were happy the best that rolled ; But the truth is plain, and ought to he told, That. iho world grows better in growing o'.l And only love, in its sht ow anit flame, Is ever changing and yet the same Freaks of fashion and charm, you see But it's just the 'ame as it used to be ! The Slamese Twins Outdone. "TWO SOULS WITH DUT A SaNouE ZJlOUGttT, TWO IEARTS THAT nEAT As ONE. It appears that Savannah is shortly to have the opportunity of seeing a curiosity of nature's laws, which is said to rival the colebrated diamese Twins. This wonderful lusus naturw is at rresent being exhibited in Au. gusta, and the Chronicle and Sentinel thus describes it "This strange freak is in the shape of a louble child, or, more strictly speaking, two children joined togeth or. The curiosity is tje offspring of o ilored parents, Crittenden and Sa'ah Jono.-, of Boeoh Island, South Carolina One of the ohildren is a perfectly de. veloped female, large for her age, and with every appearance of health. The other, who is a male, is but impel feot ly developed, has only the ruoitnents of limbs, and does not eat, depending for sustenance upon its sister. Those two beings are joined together by a widle batnd, in the centre of which otne of the lungs of these strange oreaturen seems to be loated. Touch the tnah, and the female will shrink ; pincb it, and sne will cry. Reverse the opera tion, and still it is the female a ho manifests setnsibility. Th'e head of the female is small and mie-shapenm, the ears presenting more the appear. aince of those of uan animal than a human being. The pulsations of the heart and the net of respiration ean be plainly perceived in the ligament joining the bodies. This ligament, if such It can be ealled, is joined to the girl at the end of the breast bone and to the male lower down. It is broad and thiok,~covered with skin like the rest,of the body. Whether there are two distinctive sets of vital organs or whether both are dependent upon one, has not yet been dotormninod. The latter opinion seems to provail, how. over. It is apparent, at any rate, that the male receives nourishnment through its companion. A well known physiciain of this city examined the twins ye-terday and pronounced themi to be the most wonderful natu ral phonotmenon of the kind in thte world. The mother and father of the children are stroing mand healthy. Twins were never born to them be foro. The twine are about eight weeks old. Messrs. 'lamkorson & Wocathorshy, of South Carolina havo themi in oharge, and intenml to tamke them from Augusta to Savannah, amnd thence to blow York. The first bale of South Carolina cotton of the new crop was reeived in Charlesten, Saturday aftornmoon It was grown by Mr. U. T1. Dowinug, of Barmnwell, and was consigned to Messrs. WVrptonm & Dowling. The first bale received in (Jharloston last season, which was also consigned to Messrs. Wroton & Dowinm, came on the 22d of August, eight days later than the bale which lhas now como to hand. Two bales of the new crop of Florida upland cuttont reach ced there Sunday, per steatmerDiota. A Dco:ro Prayer. The following grotesque yet a solomon prayer is a verbatim report taken in the winter of 1862.3, at a Methodist tueeting held by planta tion negsoos in a settlement near camp : "O Lord God of die glorious universe, wilt don look down in the omnipresence ob dye eye upon dose, dy collard children, bowed upon do kuuulobone dis night, take a solemn peep upon us, an' let a heap o'light in. Dou knoweat what dese dy poor 1 darkies need. Dere be Bam, dere e be Jerry and do Pompey. Doy are t in dere sins, dat's what I reckon. t help dem to get up and git from t de wilderness ob sin and come into I de clearing of savation. Take a f solemn peep also upon do darkies in c Ithe other cabin, who fiddle and r whirl upon de bombastic toe, while m dy servant fulminates words to dee. May day rise above the anthratory things of dis word and fly, like Massa Linkum, ballon, heavenward.- 't (Professor Lowe's balloon was anchored near by.) Ruler of all m humans on dis earth, will don brews do generals in do field die night, a if it be ciroumnspootion in dy eye Bross do colonels in de field dis night f if it be cirelinspection in dy discreet c rye, and alto bress do Union soldiers, a who carry de musket and ohew do t eatridge, fighting for de Union and c de Stars and Stripes. Dey fight in a a scientifio cause, and be do bestest of i men ; but good Lord may doy swear I less and pray more. Arid finally, I ress dy humble servant now suppli. eating deo in the behalf of deso a benighted darkies. It behooves dee 1 to dig deep and sound in do very f bottoin of his heart. May there be c nary hlimmage between myself and r my Savior. In de language of the a mighty Washington, die world is all 1 a ileetin show. To-day we are alive t and boppiua round like grasshoppers; t to-morrow the sickle of death outs us I down and spreads us down and t sprea.le us out like grabs in hay-time. p On every side, don knowest oh Lord, t is do evidence of the dislocation and v destruction of tie human family. I Dore be fighting among one anoder, and natural disease. But we die to live again, either us saints or evil $ spirit. Dero be disousaions on doe- d trines, eleeshion, before ordination t poefcotion, and sich like, confuse ds r intellects of both black men and t white. But don knowest, good Lord, v dat deco are vain allusions, splittin' and dividin' dy creatures into sexes without mercy. Many dere will be . with slick countonanees, white eel. r lare and fine clothes, who will find t do gates abut against them, while do i blind old woman, hobblng on i erntches, she go straight in. Amon," ! ducational 4onthlh. During Robbery Il Brooklyn. A bold robbery of more than $5,000 worth of diamond jewelry b from the safe of Kline & Co., fourth street Brooklyn, N. Y., was success fully accomplished on Thursday. t Mr. Kline, who is an elderly man, b was alone in the store about 10 A. M., when a stout, middle-aged stringer, wearing dark clothes, entered and asked him to put a crystal in his silver watch. Mr. Kline put on his spectacles and began to search for a suitable crystal, in the front part of the store. The stranger then began noisily walking up and down the floor, a sign for a confede.. rate in an adjoining hallway to cnteor through an unlocked door, a roar roomn where the open safe stood. A moment later the stranger began to cough in a curious way, and Mr. Kline, who had thought his actions very peculia&r, asked him what was the inatter. Tfhc stranger replied that ho was suffering from a bad attack of catarrh, and thben ho wont away hurriedly, saying that he thought, lhe would leave his watch and cull for it an the way home in th.' evening. In a inomient Mr. Kline, whose suspicions had boon aroused inspected his safe, and discovered that it had noen robbed of diamond jewelry, most of which had boen entrusted to the Girm for safe keeping to the value of $5,32G. Tne thieves made good thair escape. A servant girl subsequently reoognized the pictures of two well known thieves in. the rogues' gallery as those of thne men whom she had seen oining fromn the house. The tunnel under the English Channel will be constructed hetween Cape Grisnes and Tolkertone. Iti wil' be twenty-four wiles long, and as the French Assembly and the English Parliament have passed theire respective channiel tunnel bills, and there is plenty of money in the hands I of the tunnel companies, the work I will soon be commienced.. The bass and pickerel in Lake I George think of calling a meeting to t formally express their gratitude to s MI r. Seth Green for the seventy thou- d samnd young trout which lhe planted there. The tront -are nearly all gone, anid every little while a bungiy L piokerel put his bead out of the water d to see if Seth is coming with more, fi Declined With Thans. KlPP DAVIS'S LETTER TO THE ROCK- I FORD AGRICULTURIBTS. :y Telegraph to the News and Oourler.J M MM.ens, August 19.-The Ion. lefferson Davis has sent the following r otter : MEMI'Hu, T ENN., Aug. 15, 1875. rfienry P. Kimball, &cretary of the Winnebago County Agricultural Society, Rockford, Ld. . DEAR SIR : I yesterday sent to on a telegram announcing my reve atio of my conditional aooeptanof be invitation to address your assooia ion at their annual weeting in Sep- t ember next. - The long period which t ins clapped since the receipt of your 6 irat letter, and the considerate a ourtesy which has maakad your cor , espondence, wake it a duty to you mnd myself that suffioieut explanation hould be given of this change of >urpose. Three objects mainly induced me a o accept the invitation : "First. v L'he hope that a pereonal intercourso eight remove some of the prejudices viich have been generated by parti. an facliocs and matured by iudividu. Al and sectional hate. Anxious as in orwer years to promoto the interests f our groat valley of the Atississippi, nd believing that with mutual con deueo and ou-intellignueo much ould be done for its advancement, 1 olely delayed my acceptance of your t ovitation until it became reasonably robable that it should be met. The roductavo capacity of the Northwest a ceds for its development cheaper p ud safer transportation to the Wa ets of the South wtss4.aud also to ureign countries. In England. erpo iall),euruest attention has bdel di. j ected for several years past to wore tirect and economical trade with tLo lississippi valley, In this conneo. ion there was a (esire to confer with ti he Patrons of Husbandry and pros- t erous sections to discuss with theum lie securing of better means of trans- h a 'ortation for your farm produce to he muot favorable markets, and pro. ide agencies which should ensure a urger return to froemen, and by such oualorence to learn the' views of onae wewber of the family of the Missis. ippi valley, a family, the chief inter st of all of which is not only agricul. f ural, but the cultivation of such va ious crops as to make trade among hemsuives extensive and lucrative, rhile it stamps upon each and all the W awe interests and the same policy. a 1s to the foreign trade, to render l nob eonnectious eflicient, there must ceds he a disposition to attend to i'e subject under consideration, sure y not at purposo to smother it by the b uterpolition of matters Laving no ' ust relation to it. I was encouraged to believe that w our reception of me would . be bene- b cial to your association. This was p he more supposable because sereral e thor agricultural societies of Illinois g ad in like manner Invited ne to ad - b ross their annual meetings. Yes. a erday I received a printed paper, it U cing a protest of a number of your sw allow countrymen against the action o f your board in their invitation to p me to address the meeting. 'There. jr pen, I sent y ou a telogranm withdraw- ta ug may acceptance of the invitation to u articipate in your meeting, and I hope o1 cither your association or the dirco- IA ors will suffer bairm by the delay in a rocuringan orator, or by the corres- i ondence which has caused it. The h bjeet was to gratify wishes long t utertained to see in its cultivated se ress the country known to mue as a eo raokless wilderness, but that being g iarely a personal gratification, it may ni 'c,indulged in at may convenience or *ostponed indefinitely. I can well believe that the cause bich has changed my purpose was a unforescen by you as by me, anid 'ou may bie asaured that I feel no diii. d fiectiou toward the dirctors or your- h elf, and have suffered no personal %I mbarrassment from the event, as the navitation was unexpecoted, and only ( ecoptable as an expression of general t ~ood wvill ; so any only regret is the oss of opportunity to promote thie >ublic interest with which the wet a ame of your community Is identified, a 'igain expressing the hope that north ar .the directors nor yourself may suf- a er ibjury or annoyance, and thank- ~ tag you for'the kindness and consid ration you have manifested, I am, ours respectfully,( JEb'FER~SON DAVIS. A little Idaho three-yeatr old fell nto a well reoently where the water a vas onaly six inches deep, and remain- 1 d there six hours before he was dis- h overed. When lie was finally res, na ned his pent; up wrath knew no ti ounds. There was no crying about j, t, ut such a volley of inveotives poa the heads of neglectftul parenats over before fell from childish lips. na lue is an example :"You link I kin ei ay in a well wifout nuffina t' eat like f'og ? Fy .[ wasn' njo better fou. ta cr'n' on I'd do wifout children I" Lizzie Prioo, a colored girl, was urot to death in Charleston, a few h aye ago, while attempting to start a v re with kerosene.e More of the Parker Plot. Special Dlupatoh to the News & Courier] Cc LUMnIA, August 19.-About the only things that Parker has left be ind him are the boats of unplessan umors ; rumors which however seen o come from good sources, and whiol ender it very evident that his releasi rom jail was a well developed job romi beginning to end. As was elegraphed last night, McCord, tb ustice who let him go on $2,0010 bai old Mr. Wingate that he would no elease Parker without givii.g hin otice. This was at 10 o'clock al ight. Col. Rion who represented he State in these cases, was to hane een in the city, but was delayed y floods in the country. McCord cut to the office of the eulicitor, who as, of course, not there. Solioitors to not generally remain in their fliocs at that hour of the night, t seems to be generally well knowr ow that wheulParker was recaptured fter his Camden jaunt he was in cry low spirits, and wuaavory much acensed against "the friends" who ho had "pushed him up" to escape, ut who had refu.ed him sleltor fter his lighting rod glide. It is :sown, too, that he threatened to sake a clean breast of all his tluan ial peculations, and that he wi eadj to do the same thing for his riends. When this threat was made here wasp great commotion among Leso friends. Judge Mackey was elegraphed for, arrived promptly, rid gave the most wonderful oxem. hticationb of the elasticity of the rent writ cf habeas corpus that the orld has ever seen. Justice McCord, > whom was entrusted the duty of %trying out the concluding~aot in the sco, followed the very striking prc. ltout laid down by his honor Judge [lokey, nod as is known, the next -aiu carried Parker to parts uknown. Col. Rion, who arrived in e0 city on Tuesday, says that he as no intention of dropping the atter. On the first day of the lotober tern of the Court of Sos. one, the StatA will apply to Judge arpeuter for a rule compelling the eriff to show cause why he should ot be attached for failing to arrest arker. The State will also appeal om Judge Mackey'. decisiou in re habeas corpus case, and from his roer vacating the arrest of Parker u the sinking fund case. Another arrant is to be issued, and as soon 3 Parker's whero'bouts are asoor tined a requisition will be made for in. The officers who represent the tare say that they follow himt all trough the country with a viow to ring bins Lack to justice. IIK COMPTROLLEn-GENERAL'S OFFICE. To day Comptrol!er.Goeneral Dunn as served with papers in the suit rought by Mr. Jas. B. Campbell, laintiff, to test the legality of his leetion to the office of comptroller eneral. The case will be argued efore Judge Carpenter, in this city, t the October term of the court. uder the laws f the State, no per. >n can bring a t uit to eject a State Iicor without first obtaining the ermissiot of one of the circuit idges. This will account for the -ansfer of the case from Blarnwell, here Judge Miaher granted the riginal order, to this~ circuit. Judge laher simply gave the necessary per 18810n for the plaintiff to bring uit, and the sumumons and complaint avs been isaued here, returaable in ,renty days. The plaintiff is repro. mted-by Mes~ra. Rutledge & Young Charleston. The comptroller aneral will be represented by Attorm sy--Goneral Melton. The Lamentated Gloster. While the horses wore trotting at e track , esterday, a littlc group of orsemnen on thme grand stand were iscussinlg the merits of the noted orse t loster, who died in California. lester's old driver was in the corn any, and he evinced much fooling 'hen 'roferring to the lamented otter. He said Mr. Goldsmith, lostor's first owner, had the aoimals til, hanging up in his sitting room od that Budd Doblo had egg cups nd an inakstand made out of his oofs, and uses them daily, and nether great admirer of the animal ad a pair of boots, a pair of shoes, ed two pairs of slippers made out of is hide. Mr. Bargent, who drove iloster, told how the horse beat toldsmith Maid at Chicago In rivate, and how lie was kept huck i all the race. so, that the Maid iould not be beaten in public. here is no doubt whatever that if a had lived he would have trotted a ie this season in 2:13. All agreed at he would have been the fastest orse in the world. A medical student, under exami ution, being asked the different Feets of heat amnd cold. replied "Heat expands and cold con. acts.'' "Quite right ;" can you give e an example ?" "Yes, sir I In summer, when it is ot, the days are longer ; but iu inter it, I. cold, the dna aea shor.. Van Winkle, With a Variation. A LIVELT INCIDENT OF TRAVEL IN Tl; SOUTH-Hi)W 8AM1 CAVED AND ABANDONED His HOME. A gentleman residing in this city had occasion a few days since to take a journey down the river and several miles back from it, using a sa.d.ale. horse. Darkness overtook him in a sparsely.aotled district, and as tie roads were in a bad condition and the evening looked threatening, he halted befo-e a forlorn.-looking hut and raek. ed if he could find lodging. "I rockon you :nought," replod the long-haired, sorrowful-eyed squatter, after hesitating for a mo nont. The Vinkeburger found little to oat, and his horse found still to-s. The squatter and his wife were all alone, and they had but a few words for the stranger, and soamee~ly spoke to each other. %% hen tho evening grow the traveller oanspod' down on the floor on a blaniket, and lbeing very tired, he fell asleep, while host and hostess wore smoking thei r black clay pipes at the other end of tie room. He had slept about two hours when the squatter shook him by the shoulder and said "Stranger, I'm powerful sorry to disturb ye, but I want to ax a fa vor." "Yes-yes-what is it Z" inquired the Viokaburger, as he rubbed his eyes and sat up. "Yo like to seo fa'r play, don't yo, stranger I "Yes; of course." "Wall, ne'n the old woman can't agree ; somehow she's oross and teohy, and I guess I'm a trifle ugly. Leastwise, we don't hug up worth old boots. We've fit and fit ; I'm ol( and she's chuck full o' grit, and it's about in even thing." "Well, L'mu sorry,') put in the Viekaburger, as the squatter hesitat ed. "We've been a.talkin' since ye cum, stranger, and we've made up t, ask ye to hold the candle and to let us go in for an old rouser of a fight. - a reg'lar sockdologer-which r;hall nottle our fuss. If I lick, she'll go if she licks, I'll travel." * I'm sorry if there's any trouble, and hope you won't fight." -'We've got to do it, stranger," re. plied tha woman. "I won't live with a man who kin lick me, and he'., just as highborn. Sama as good as the run o' men, but he's lazy and sassy, and he wants to wear his hat on l is ear 1" "Shc'a right, stranger," said the squatter, "and this cabin can't hold both of us any longer. It's to be a squar fight-no kicking or clubbing, and we won't go back on yer deeis ion " The Vicksburger protested, but the woman placed a lighted candle in his hand and posted him in the door, and the main and wife stepped out on the ground. "Suke, I'm going to wallap 3e right sniart in just four hoots and a holler 1'' said the squatter, as he pushed up his sleeves. "Saw, ye don't weigh nuff into three ton I" ahe replied in a grim voice, andl the batte comamencod. Theo Vicksbiurger bet twenty to one ou the man at the start, but in two minutes be had red uood the odds to ten, and in two mnore minutes he was betting even. TJhe wife wvas like a wildcat, springing, dodging, striking and clawing, and pretty soon her husband had to stand oni the defen si ve. "Look out for the Bengal tiger, Suke I" he warned, as he clawed the air. "I can whip the boots off ye, Sam I" she replied, and the battle grow flescer. One of the woman's sharp nails struck the husband's eye, anid blind .ed him for an instant. As be throw up his arms she seized both her bands in his hair, yanmked him down, and in another mninute had the "gouge" on him. "Sam, do you cave ?" she asked, as they lay quiet. "That's the dead-wood, Suke, and I'm a licked aman I" ho mouriifully answered. She let himn up, and he turried to the Vioksburger' and inquired: "Stranmger, was it a fa'r fought ?" "I guess it was." "T1honm I travel.'' He entered the hut, put on his coOt andl hat, took up his rifl, sand~ a hoecame out lie reached his hiand to his wife, and said "Good-bye, Suke I We agreed fa' and squ-ar', and here I go." Then turning to the travolor, lhe added a "Much obleoged, stranger ; ye held the candle plumab fa'r anid ye mdin't holler for either oiic of ua I" And he walked down to the fence, leaped over, and was soon lost to sight. "Uood 'nuff on the shoot," mused the wife, as she gazed .after hims, "but his fightins' weighst is ular downa to nothini' 1- Vicksburg fferald. 'Ihe new style sof pantloon~s this fall wilt be lare anonuh tonte buck. "Gill-Edged uiter." We wish we could get the atton tion of butter-makers to the following stat ements oft he Philad el phia Lodger showitj thei profit of supplying the market with a eheioo article. Tio Ledger says : 'There are at least two dairymen and butter-makers in the neighbor hood of Philadelphia who always sell their butter at one dollar a pound, and cannot supply all who desire to be their custoneis. One of these attributes his sucets to three poiats, goo. food for his cows, uniform toi. peratuco of 58 degrees in the milk room, and nOatnOs, cleanliness and dainty nicety at every step from the moment the milk is obtained until the dollar is paid for the pound of but, or. lie feeds his CowU often, a of not much at a tiimie, on whito clover and ca ly-uiown miendow hay, which he cuts line, lloisttenis and iiixes with corn meal and whoaten shorts, The last iurde' in hort \Vavne, It.d., wat a little out of the way of the ordiiry achivements in the art. .1oseph \Vaill, i (Chri.stian and pray lug negro occupied the lower halt of a building, only a tliin partition wall separating liml from Mr. (ronk, a Gelrin citizeni. Wall wIa s no.. customed to pray at the top of his voico and coninued long .lit his do votions. CronkI dill not, believo in prayer, and espcci.ally ob.jected to the lengthy and deto,.ating supplica. tions of the pious negro. The other night he was kept from his rest by Wall's groans, and threat.c.cel to put a stop to it. Wall heard him, and riiing Iromi his k~ncs, rushed upon (irolk with ai loaded revolver. A struggle ensued, the revolver fell to lie floor. Wall drew a long knifo, Cronk was carved open, struck on the hoed with a poker, and his spirit took its departure. The pious negro is in jail, resting in the firm belief that lie will step higher in glory for slaughtering an enemy of the lord. Thu clnso is one emin'intly d iServing 600 investigation of theologlans. The Vieksbnrg Herald tells the following, which is richly worth republishing :' A member of the colored church was the other eCenling, conversing earne:tly with an acq uaintance, and seeking to have hiin chiango into the better paths, but the I riend said io was too often tempted to permit him too becomoii a ( hrist iain . ''War's ye r backbone, dat ye cai't rose up aund stand tonptation !" cxelaimeind it food tain. "If was dnt, way myself e1e1. liight in dis yere town I had ia Ohnice to steal ia pa'r of boots-~. mighty nice one+, too. Nobody was udar to see me, aand I reached out Iiiy Iiand and do debhil said take 'om. Dion a good sperit whispered for mo to let dcm boots :t ine."' "And you didn't take 'em I" ''N, sal-not much. I took a pa'r o' icieap) shoes off de shelf an' left thema boots alon." Illssulslppi ltei. In Hinds County nineteen hun dred mortgages hiavo beeni reordedl this 3 ear. Post master P'ease, of V icksburg, has been stied for three cunts ever obargo oni a letter. The~ Columbus Index estimates the shipmenlt ot peaches from~l M is sisippi, thiissoasoni at 300,00)0 boxes and the total profits lit over aI quar. ter of a millIon of dollars. From all quartors the crop re ports cotinuio good. In many neighborhooss the corin crop is niow entirely eafe. On all sides the cot ton is reported as lieaIlhy, but back ward. -i~t~ ~'. Says the A tlianta Con st ition: Let's see. TJhae stand~ardl railroad gui LO of the South is live feet eight aindl y(et the0 gao of the Sou therin Pailio road is four leet eight and a hlalf incheinS. hlow is this ?1 Is tie latter really a Soutern enterp.ric~e or is it to be siminply a feedeor I or St. Lou is and t he mnorthle rn li nes ? It wou il e wellI to unid erst anrd thi, maat ter befoCvro goinrg mauchi Iurth er. To coiiorm to1. thie( SoutIhern P acif(ic's 9!:uge, te senthI woubId have to ch ang.: 9 Oin I mi les of tr'ack, 11nd4 t he geair of ,5S0 I eng ine andi il 21,000 (:airs. T hi s wouli d bainkriupt the son thi oin111panies. It wvould be very we! to r0 ai: 0 a howl aginsiit this ra scalIi y wore it not 'lhe f.ot thlat four feet eight. 1and1 a halfI inches is thn gunIago on al thLbe South-i ern roads excei't a few ini Noithi Carolinas. A Delawav~re m1:11an rriedI a wvornan beo eitse thie was deal8, :ini ho I houg ht. shlu'd kep, lion motth st ai. So 51he did, but when ho fell iuto the well cnd yelIled hi mself' haruso try inmg tol imake her hear, he wished that she hiad ears a foot long aund could hoar a whiiaper a mile awasy. Thei re is now a 5.tro'v.g probabhilhity thiat lios. Tweedl will w:on be resti're ii to fredom. lio stole too much to kent, in !.risona11l his life. Florida llcmns. Cotton is coming into the interior towns in small quantties. 'ie orange crop suffered oonsid. crably in West Florida by the drought. Thirty-six moccasins were killed in Levy County last week by a party of hands while ro.noviug ruils. Mrs. F'. K. Smith, the mother of Gen. R. Kirby Smith, of Confeder ato fame, died at Palatka on the 3d inst., aged ninety years. On of the employees of the Jack. sonville Postoflice recently found a muoccasin snako two and a half foot long in the drop letter box. Gertrude Jackson, of Mississippi, has smiled on this one and that one until tour young en have been shot on her account. Gertrude still lives, but there are four fools less. tcWs Items. An English clergyman owns a miastiff that is valuied at $2 OO0. Only a Kaiser can afFord to buy such a do;. The farmer who hung an old coat in his field to frighten birds away and a tern ard found a young brood in one of the pockets has lost faith in lks re 1 ws. During the past six months the tiro lisurance coinpanies in the United States have sustained lossos anaonting in the aggregate to $26,000,000. The Newburyport herald says the furniture business is more deeply depressed than any other in New i.ngland, and factories are suspend ing on all hands. General Adam Badoau, at present our ennstl-gounral at London, will sueceel Mr. Jones as minister to Belgiatn, who has resigned, and is :n route for home. John Mitchell, the fiend who brutally murdered a negro woman iu 1873, and was tried and convicted and sentenced to be hung in 174, And who through the oarolessness of the Shoriff and the County Commis ioners. broke jail or was lot out more than it year ago, is still furk ing in the woods near Ehofield, and " a terror to women and children. No reward was ever offerod either by ;ho Shoril or the Governor. This is jnstice with a vengenance, under one of the best Radioal governments the world ever saw. The Albany Evening Journal i;)nke4 a tstatement of the debt of New York which, if true, shows that 3tato to be in an amazingly sound in ncial candition. According to ,he Journal the debt has been brought down from twenty and a luarter millions in 1872 to an un provided for balanco at this time >f little moro than six hundred thou and dollars, which may be wiped >nt by a very s'ight tax for the next roar. Mr. Henry Hein, a baker in the amploy of Mr. Kraft., has been miss ing for several days ; and as the last dime hio was seen lie was on the banks of the river asleep, 'and his hat and cane were afterwards round ini the samte spot, it is feared that ho rolled into the river anid wvas :Irowned. Mr. ileiii was a Germianl by birth, and hadl ervedt in the Uonfederato army.- Col. l'Mxn~ix. A "suiled dove'' in Munc, Indi. sna, having been sonit to prison, bas put aI number of the nicest young rn of that city on the ragged edge by exposing tho.r Connoiotioni wit~h ior. They haive left the city nuwor >usly, and1( are dwelling' elsewhere in un1ves of gloom. Interlocutor-"You say, Johnson, that four halls lodged in your bosom? IeOs, codli.ish balls." A being, erect yn two legs, t'lacks his faeo. tightly to repeat this to grinning eacasians, and is onlled( an "artist'' white tilh) st ardy yeoman that raises roastintg ear's to nellt at 40) cenlts a lozoen is dubbed a elod-hioppr. Ind. Illerald. lieports i'roin the nilners in the Black lHills come in slowly, but a bial eagle which flew over that, regioni ately, asys he sa1W a lot of IInd 11ia dancinig a rounid a fire and liat overy on of Iii 'eml had at hantdfui Tfimes are iminprovi ng. in Cuba. Meait iian now be had iln the market for $1 50 a pound, and trains on deo0 railroiid are running three times a week- 'Thiese blessings are attributed to a plentiful upply of soit money. It is worth one's while to address 1 f ir in Itussia. At the one held in Niji Novgorod, ninety niillioni rlollars' worth otf eommwodities change hands every year, to say nothing of tlemonade anid pies. When Joaquina Miller returnea to his haotel at Long ihnm'oh,' after his Ii rst pa iigo, into( the surif, he comoii vely i.car ber'ig ni'rr11 s ied an1 an impjos. Lor'. Nobody recognizod himi, hie was