HOW PAT CONVERTED HIS FELLOW-CONVICTS.
Yesterday it was the good fortune of a reporter
of this paper to meet a priest who is
frequently called to the Charity hospital, 1
and who has aceomplised much good in reforming
the unfortunate people so often >
found in that institution. During the conversation
the reverend father told numerous
amusing anecdotes of his personal experiences,
and a funny story about a priest in
Ireland who was laboring to get a number
of convicts to join the Catholic church. It
seems that seven men were sentenced to be
transported, and among them was an Irishman
convicted of counterfeiting. According
to the custom of the country the convicts
were allowed to choose any religion they
desired to adopt, and the Irishman made up
his mind that they should all become Catholics.
Accordingly when they assembled
i in the prison yard the subject of religion
was brought up by the Irishman, who said:
"Boys, we have all been bad together, we
have made lots of money and spent it, and
now since we all have to join the church
there is no reason why we should be separated.
I now propose that we toss a ha'penny
and shape our course on the result. If a '
harp comes up we will be Catholics, and if
a queen shows on top we will be Protestants."
"Agreed," said the convicts, and Pat
tossed the ha'penny and the harp won.
Accordingly, they all became Catholics,
and just before their departure the parish
priest approached Pat and asked him how
he managed to convert his fellow convicts.
"Oh, easy enough," replied Pat, and then
he told the story of the ha'penny.
"Did you risk your immortal soul on the
turnig of a penny?" exclaimed the priest in
"Indeed I did not," replied Pat; "that
ha'penny had a harp on both sides. I made
it myself."?Nqio Orleans Times-Democrat.
A Reflection.?"What's become of Par- ;
son Jenks, who came out here to preach?"
asked a friend of a Dakota man.
"Well, you see, he made a sort of a bad
break and we just firmly passed him along
to some other community. We didn't like
his style somehow."
"Why, I'm surprised at that, he was considered
a very able and earnest worker '
down in our country."
"Don't know any thing about that, but
we found it necessary to help him out of the
neighborhood on a rail."
"I am astonished! You did a great injustice
to a worthy man, I am certain.
What were the charges against him?"
"Why, in his sermon, one Sunday, he got
goin' on about the Holy Land, and said
they could raise bigger- wheat over there
i * 1 J "T*V 1 i. 1
man we couiu in .uHKuia auu men went uu
to quote something that I don't believe was
ever in the Bible about the seed falling in
some particular kind of sile, and increasing
a hundred fold. Just as soon as he said it I
and Deacon Penny rose right up and went
out and got a rail, and Deacon Jones and
the members of the choir brought the rev
erend gentleman out and set him on. I tell
4 you no man can preach to us who goes to re
fleeting on Dakota's wheat raising."?Estelline
The Woods Weke Full of Them.?
In the regiment, Indiana volunteers,
during the lato war, was an unsually eccentric
native of "Erin Go Bragh," who had
the fortune while on picket duty to capture
a Confederate soldier and take him to camp.
In the same company was a lazy and far 1
from courageous comrade, who, seeing Dan
with a prisoner to be turned over to the
colonel of the regiment, said :s
"Dan, you are obliged to go back on duty;
let me take the prisoner up to headquarters."
"Bedad, an' not a bit of it. If you want
a rebel go out and catch one for yourself.
The bush is full of 'em," was Dan's reply.?
Detroit Free Press.
It was a Maine girl of whom the story
is told that she refused to marry a most devoted
lover until he should have amassed a
fortune of $10,000. After some expostulation
he accepted the decree and went to
work. About three months after this the
avaricious young lady, meeting her lover,
asked: "Well, Charlie, how are you getting
along?" "Oh, very well indeed."
Charlie returned, cheerfully: "I've got
$18 saved." The young lady blushed and
looked down at the toes of her boots and ,
stabbed the inoffensive earth with the point
of her parasol. "I guess," said she faintly
"I guess, Charlie, that'sabout near enough."
But They Wrote No Fish Stories.? i
many 01 me uposues were nsiieruieu, my
son, but you can read the Bibie through and
through and never find where one of them i
fills up a chapter of 15,000 words, telling i
how it took him four hours and a half to
land a ten ounce trout with a nine ounce rod j
of split bamboo. Indeed, the largest fish i
story in the Bible was told by a man who, j
so far as we know, never caught a fish in i
his life, but was rather taken in by one the
first time he went to sea. The same rule <
holds'good unto this day. The man with i
the smallest string tells the biggest story.? <
Blameless Angels.?The new baby had '
proved itself the possessor of extraordinary 1
vocal powers, and had exercised them much
to Johnny's annoyance.
One day he said to his mother:
"Ma, little brother came from heaven 1
didn't he?" 1
"Yes, dear." !
Johnny was silent for some time, and then
he went on. ? 1
"Say, ma." <
"What is it, Johnny ?" i
"I don't blame the angels for bouncing '<
him, do you?"?Merchant Traveler.
Impervious to Injury.?Traveler (to <
ticket agent)?"Gimme a ticket to New \
Agent?"The next train doesn't stop at ?
New Brunswick. It goes through that (
town at fifty miles an hour."
Traveler?"That suits me. I've umpired ,
too many games of ball between the New >
Yorks and Chicagos to be afraid to get off;,
a train that's only jogging along at fifty j |
miles an hour."?New York Sun. j l^-She
had a lovely loot, and her visitors j
were admiring it. They were ladies, of j <
course. A man who is not a shoemaker'1
dares not mention such a thing unless they ;1
were alone in a dim corner of the drawing- j 1
room, where nobody can overhear.
"What a beautiful foot you have, dear." j
"Yes. Pa says when we go to Europe j <
he'd have a bust of it made." !1
46TA blind man was sitting- in company ,
with some visitors when one of them left .
the room. "What beautiful teeth that lady (
has!" said the blind man. "Why," said a j
friend, ingreatsurprise, "howcan you tell ?" I ]
"Because," answered the blind man, "for
the last hour she has done nothing but ,
"I like your mother so much, Miss ]
"Yes. She is so pleasant and kind, and .
" ' 1
"Perhaps, if you ask her, she'll let you 1
become one of the family. We're going 1
home in three days."?Chicago News. <
Writton for the Yorkville Enquirer.
A SUMMER EVE.
The sun is sinking,
And his last lingering ray
Sets me earnestly to thinking
On what and who from me have passed away.
And I hear falling
Music sweet, faint and low,
And in my heart it's ever calling
To the future and back to long ago.
And I now see fingers
Sweep o'er the piano keys,
And old songs again 'round me linger,
Echoing the song the zephyrs whisper thro'
And now a maiden
Springs with twilight to my yiew,
And I hear her songs that were fading-Yes,
fast fading from my heart and memory too.
But the sun hath gone;
The zephyrs are mute and still,
And sit in silence all alone;
Yet memories wakened here my heart and
And leave there reigning
With undisputed sway
An old friend, while twilight, waning,
Gives to death and darkness another day.
Oh ! how do joys pass
Sweetly to the future call,
While sombre shadows, thickening fast,
Till niolit thmw'fi her rnlip of ilnrkness over all.
'Tis then we for day
Long again to greet the light,
And wish all shadows to llee away
And bring back onr friends where all's pure
RECOLLECTIONS OF MR. TILDEX.
WHY HE ?r.LV XOTPOPULAR IX SOUTH CAROLIXA-SOME
FACTS ABOUT THE CAM1'AIOX
[F. W. I), in the Sunday News.]
The "Sage of Grammercy Park" was not
x favorite in South Carolina. Indeed, so
far as there was any feeling on the subject,
it was one of distrust and aversion. This
was due to the manner in which South Carolina
was treated by Mr. Tilden in the campaign
of 187G. Mr. Tilden had no expectation
whatever that this State could be carried
by the Democrats, and was averse to
the straightout movement. There were electoral
votes enough in sight, he thought, to
make him President, without any help
from South Carolina, and there is good authority
for saying that Mr. Tilden had no
doubt as to the result, "if South Carolina
would only keep quiet." But South Carolina
determined to make an heroic effort to
throw off the political yoke, and what in
the beginning seemed impossible was, in a
short time, well within the bounds of probability.
It should have been evident to every
dispassionate observer that nothing was
beyond the reach of the white people of
South Carolina, united as they were, and
animated with one purpose and one hope.
Nevertheless, Mr. Tilden gave the South
Carolina Democracy the cold shoulder.
This caused considerable irritation in the
State, and engendered the idea of voting for
Hayesand Hampton. By this plan a considerable
number of colored votes was obtained
for General Hampton, the Democratic
candidate for Governor, in exchange for
white votes for the Republican candidate
for President. The Democracy or the state
felt that they were deserted by the leaders
of the National Democracy, and made the
best bargain they could on their own account.
Toward the end of the canvass Mr. Tilden
seemed to realize that he had made a mistake,
and promised to contribute the enormous
sum of $5,000 to the Democratic campaign
fund. A draft for this amount was
accordingly made, and was discounted by
one of the Charleston banks. Mr. Tildeir,
however, failed to provide for the draft, and
it was ultimately paid out of money raised
in South Carolina. This story concerning
the draft and its fate comes to me from an
It will be remembered that Gen. Hampton
was elected bya majority of 1,134, while
Colonel Simpson, the candidate for Lieutenant-Governor,
had a majority of only 139.
The majority for the Republican electors in
this State was 964. It is very evident from
these figures that the electoral vote of South
Carolina could have been secured by Tilden,
if he had sustained the Democracy of the
State in their efforts, and had given them,
in the canvass, the assistance they desired,
and to which they were entitled. But he
did not realize this fact until too late.
After the election it was proposed to buy
one of the Republican electors. The whole
history of the negotiations will probably
never be known, but it seems to be reasonably
certain that one of the lot offered to
fast his vote for Tilden and Hendricks for
the sum of $50,000. One of Mr. Tilden's
agents came to South Carolina to look over
the field and ascertained that this could be
accomplished, but the money was not forthcoming.
Mr. Tilden relied upon Oregon,
and let South Carolina go. The Republicans
heard, in some way, of the negotia
tions which were in progress and were considerably
alarmed. It is said that, when
the Electoral College met, one of the Republican
electors took a pistol from his pocket
and announced, with an oath, that he
would blow out the brains of any elector
who ventured to vote for any other persons
than Hayes and Wheeler. C. C. Bowen was
credited with this exploit. At all events,
the electoral votes of South Carolina were
*iven to the Republican candidates.
Mr. Tilden, as I have shown, literally
threw away the election. South Carolina's
electoral votes would have given him a
majority, without the vote of Louisiana
\nd Florida of which he was robbed by the :
Returning Boards. Besides this, he earned
the ill-will and dislike of the people of
8outh Carolina by his attitude towards :
them at the time of their successful strug- 1
ifle for deliverance from Radical misrule,
fhe feeling of the people was well expressid,
four years later, by Gen. James Connor,
who was in the thick of the political battle 1
}f 187(5. When the effort was made to foist
lilden upon the Democracy in 1880, General
Connor said openly that it was better to
be beaten with Bavard than to win with
There was never any doubt of Mr. TilJen's
ability, especially in money-making,
but in South Carolina he had "but few en- !
thusiastic admirers, for the reasons I have
?iven. There was always an idea that 1
filden lacked nerve in a political crisis. 1
Is it to be supposed for a moment that Han- '
;ock would have allowed himself to be defrauded
of the Presidency as Mr. Tilden
was? Not a bit of it. General Hancock 1
would have opposed any compromise of
my sort, and would have appealed, if neiADOO??tr
fn Mia r\AAnln nf M*a /?Aiintni? Ia I
uVOW 4Jt IV HIV pCUpiL \J 1 tilt? LUUIlli^V IU
place him in the office to which lie had
been elected. It was the conviction that
Mr. Tilden lacked courage that made Southern
members of Congress willing to acqui- 1
esce in the Eight-to-Seven Electoral Commission
There was hope for South Carolina and (
Louisiana upon the installation of Mr.
Hayes, and the two States made the most of
the situation. Much, too, as Mr. Hayes has
been abused, it should be remembered that it :
was during his term of office that the Southern
States began in earnest their recovery :
from the ills and losses of the civil war.
There was little room for improvement during
the Grant era. When King Stork
gave place to King Log there was assurance
of peace and order, and the Southern States
moved forward with a rapidity which was
surprising to even their own people.
HYMEN IN IDAHO.
Wagon Wheel, I. T.?A section of the
recent history of this camp will give outsiders
a faint idea of the demand for women
which exists in parts of the West. A few
weeks ago John Doane, a miner here, was
taken sick, and, as he seemed likely to die,
word was sent to his relatives in Missouri.
In ten days his two sisters, both maiden ladies,
reached Wagon Wheel, but too late to
see their brother alive, lie had died a few
days after the telegram had been sent, and
had been buried in the little cemetery under
the hill, where several men had preceded
him with their boots oil.
The leading men of the town took the ladies
in charge and saw that they were prop
eriy careu lor ac me noiei, wnere uenriy everybody
here called on them. One of the
young women was rather tall and angular,
probably 30 years of age, while the other
was much younger and more prepossessing
in appearance. They were well nigh exhausted
after their long journey, and the
mayor of the town, Cap. Bowen, and the
sheriff, Sylvester Ford, insisted on their
taking a good rest before attempting to
transact any business or thinking of going
home. Their brother had some property,
and the girls decided to remain and settle
up his affairs.
About a week after their arrival Sheriff
Ford informed some of his friends that he
was engaged to Miss Doane, the elder, and
certain actions 011 the part of Cap. Bowen
led the boys to believe that he was trying
to dazzle the eyes of the younger lady.
That set the town in an uproar, and from
that time on for several days until the matter
was settled no young woman in America
was so industriously wooed as was Miss
Fanny D'oane. The mayor had a good start
of the other boys, but he needed it, and
more, too. He had been very kind to the
young women, however, and it took some
finesse to cut him out, but Henry Bowler, a
strapping young fellow of 30, had the requisite
In the course of a few days it was arranged
that the weddings should take place
here, and that the ladies' mother should be
sent for that the thing might go off in good
Mrs. Doane arrived here last Monday
evening on the warpath, determined that
the marriages should not take place. She
was a comely, well-preserved woman, of
perhaps 50 years, with a brisk way about
her. When she saw her daughters she
burst into tears, and upbraided them for
their forgetfulness of their dead brother,
and their immodest haste generally, and at
ttrkAn ohn onto Qnrl
i^M?iii) uucu one oun inv ou^iiu utiu ^v/ni
er, she gave them a piece of her mind as
well. All hands were in despair when old
Cap. Bowen came along, and both the sheriff
and Bowler besought him, as mayor of
the town, to intercede in their behalf. This
he did after a while. He called on Mrs.
Doane in the sitting room, and introduced
himself in the most dignified manner as
the mayor of Wagon Wheel, a man necessarily
interested in the welfare of all its citizens.
He began in a diplomatic way to compliment
the Misses Doane. Lovelier girls he
never saw. He could sympathize with the
sheriff and Bowler, because his own heart
had been touched.
"Now," said Bowen, "if your husband
was here, madam, I could talk to him more
freely, but ?"
"I have no husband," said Mrs. Doane,
with a sigh. "I am a widow."
"A-a-a widow? No husband?" gasped
the old Cap., the idea dawning on him
slowly. "Yes, yes, very sad. I see. Yes,
I see. I'm sorry?that is, I'm glad that you
are here. So the consent depends entirely
upon you? Of course it does. Yes, itdoes.
Suppose you think this matter over a few
minutes, I will call here again in half an
hour. I must see a man on important business
and then I will come back. Please do
not talk with anybody else until you see
Then he slid out, went home, put on his
boiled shirt, a stand-up collar and a white
necktie, and a long frock coat that he always
wears on state occasions, and with a goldheaded
cane in his hand he presented himself
at the hotel sitting room before the half
hour had expired. Mrs. Doane was sitting
in the same chair, and almost in the same
attitude, and as the mayor entered she looked
up smilingly and complimented him on
his punctuality. After making a few inquiries
as to the sheriff and Bowler, Mrs.
Doane announced that she had about concluded
to make the best of what she was
t,l V.r.,1 ?> oowl cha
UU<UU WUU1U UCtt uaujuu# LiUt, otiiit
"it will necessitate my moving here. I
never could leave those girls out here alone,
never in the world."
The old captain pulled down his vest, and,
after passing his cane from one hand to the
other a few times, said: "That is what I
was about to say, Mrs. Doane. You see we
need the fair sex in this town. Your
daughters, lovely girls, will make six, and
if you should stay that will be?that will be
seven; yes, seven. Now, I was about to
say that, since the young folks are to settle
down here so comfortably, what is to prevent
you, being a widow, as you observed
some time ago, from settling hero also?
Mrs. Doane fanned herself vigorously,
looked out of the window, and said: "That
is what I said, sir."
The mayor mopped his bald head, and
with an expression signifying that he was
about to try it again, he began :
"Yes, I know, and, as I was saying, since
the young folks are to have a wedding, why
shouldn't you and I, neither of us are very
old, also figure in one? I offer myself to
you humbly. I am the mayor of the town,
and I own $7,000 worth of property hereabouts.
I will help you look after the dear
Mrs. Doane understood him now, and rising
from her chair swept out of the room
with a remark, to the effect that she must
have time to think. If he would call the
next day she would give him an answer.
That evening the widow and her daughters
talked the matter over, long and earnestly,
and the old captain, who was a little anxious,
stood in front of the hotel and notified
all callers that the ladies were indisposed
and could not be seen'. To the sheriff he
confided his secret, with the remark that
until this thing was settled the common
herd "had got to stand back." The next
Jay the mayor received a favorable answer,
and last evening the three couples were
married by the minister, Mr. Norris, the
whole town being present.
Although the sheriff and Bowler are hap
py men, they do not show it as much as the
captain does. He will wear his long black
coat every day hereafter.?Xew York Sun.
J6S5" Teach self-denial and make its practice
pleasurable, and you create for the world a
destiny more sublime than ever issued from
the brain of the wildest dreamer.
US?* There are some people who never have
a cheering word for the struggler. They
make life just as hard as possible for all who
are striving to do right.
CHARLESTON, CINCINNATI AND CHICAGO. i
The New York Commercial Advertiser ofj
recent date contains a lengthy article con- j
cerning the organization and plans of the j
Charleston, Cincinnati and Chicago Railroad
Company, from which the following
facts, of interest to many of our readers,
Among the stockholders and directors of
the corporation are A. 13. Harris, James
Kirkhain and E. W. Rond, all of Springfield
; E Howard, John T Haynes, W. S.
Eaton, Charles North and Charles Whittier
of Boston, and Edward Lumson, of
Lowell. Mr. Harris is both President and
Treasurer of the company, and Mr. It. A.
Johnson is its general manager. Thus officered,
and with ample funds in its treasury
for all contingencies, this company began
The route this road is to follow may be
seen on any general railroad map. A line
drawn north from Sumter, S. C. would
strike the point of the triangle formed by
the intersection of the boundaries of Virginia,
Kentucky and West Virginia. This
railroad will follow that line as far north as
Tnlinann f!itv Tonn whom flpflppf.inf* VerV
slightly to the west, it will traverse several
eastern counties of that State, cross the nose
of Virginia, and entering Kentucky will
run in almost an air line to Ashland, on
the Ohio River, opposite which place is
Ironton, at the confluence of the Scioto and
Ohio. Thedistance from Sumter to Charleston
is eighty-four miles, but as those
cities are connected by rail, there is no immediate
necessity bf building another
road, if indeed, there ever will be. It
was, therefore, determined to begin work
at some place farther north, where a link
in the chain of existing railroads would facilitate
the company's operations. Black's,
a Station on the Atlanta and Charlotte Air
Line in York county, S. C., was chosen
and grading began. Thence to Shelby, N.
C., is fifteen miles, and Rutherfordton is
thirty miles beyond. The road bed on
this division of forty-five miles is finished
and ready for the rails, which the rolling
mills agreed to deliver at Black's Station
last Saturday, and track laying will begin
The contract for rails for the entire road
(which will be more than 000 miles long)
has been taken by the rolling mills at Bethlehem,
Pennsyvania. They are to be G01
pound steel of the A and C pattern. The
company has also completed the survey between
Black's and Sumter, and has given
the contract for that division of 140 miles to
Col. P. P. Dickinson, ofNew York. -A surveying
corps has nearly finished laying out
the line from Rutherfordton north to Marion,
and another under the direction of Thomas
Matson, is at work between Marion and
Johnson City, Tenn. Each of these divisions
will be put under contract as soon as
the surveysare finished,and the corps withdrawn
from those fields will he sent North
to locate the extension of the line to its
ultimate terminus. All this earlier work
was done by the Construction Company under
the authority of the small companies
whose charters it owned; but it has been
decided to absorb these petty corporations,
and do all the work hereafter under the
charter of the Charleston, Cincinnati ana
Chicago Itailroad. It has also been decided
to push forward with all possible dispatch,
in order that trains may be plying between
Charleston and Marion, 295 miles, a year
hence, and from the former point to the
Ohio river by or before July 1, 1889. The
estimated cost ofthis railroad is from $6,000,000
to $7,000,000 but the company has a guarantee
of $10,000,000, and is therefore safe
against all possible contingencies.
The counties in North and South Carolina
through which the road is run have
voted bonds in its aid to the amount of
$925,000. The natural resources of the undeveloped
regions through which the road
will pass are declared to be vast, varied and
practically inexhnustible. From Asheland
to Marion much of the country adjacent to
the line is in its native wilderness. The
most extensive forests of hard wood in
the United States are contiguous to it. It
passes through the great coal fields of Kentucky,
the hematite deposits of Tennessee,
and the vast beds of magnetic ore in the Alleghanies.
It runs the entire length of the
gold belt of North Carolina, and in its
course from the Ohio to the Atlantic it
crosses every trunk line south of that river.
In Pike county, Kentucky, there are hundreds
of thousands of acres of rich coal land j
along side this road, and in Mitchell county,
North Carolina, are immense lodes of magnetic
iron ore, on one of which is the famous
DEPRECIATION OF CAPITAL.
A few days since a man earning a moderate
salary said to a friend that he had
concluded to buy a house. He had half
enough money to pay for it and borrowed
the rest from a savings bank, which he was
able to get at 4* per cent. Twelve years
ago a house as good as that which he purchased
would have cost a quarter more,
and if lie had borrowed the money from a
savings bank he would have been obliged
to pay 8 or 9 per cent, interest. Meantime
his salary has continued the same. That is,
he can earn as much money as he could
twelve years ago, but the money he earns
will hire twice as much capital as it would
at that time and would purchase for him at
least 20 per cent, more of the particular
property which he desired. If he was using
his money to purchase the necessities
of life he would find that a dollar now will
purchase as much as a dollar and a third in
1872. The same is true of all sorts of investments.
Boston or any city in good repute
can sell its bonds to-day for less than 3 per
cent. In 1872 municipal bonds, with a
few exceptions, paid from G to 7 per cent,
interest. As a rule, it is next to impossible
to invest money so that it will bring half
the income that it would a dozen or fifteen
years ago. Thus it appears that those who
had 850,000 or any other sum invested
in interest-bearing secuaities fifteen years
ago have practically lost half their income
by the depreciation in the capacity of money
pure and simple to earn interest. In the
meantime, on the specie basis, wages are
quite up to the standard of 1872, in all the
leading industries of the country, and in
some even higher. The wages of to-day
will, as before stated, purchase a third more
of the necessaries of life. With such facts,
nno fails to see that capital, as the years
pass, is getting the advantage of labor. In
fact, the earning capacity of money is constantly
depreciating, while the purchasing
power of wages is increasing.
The Formation* or a Featiieii.?In the
skin of a fowl, where a feather is to appear,
there is to be seen a little pit, and at the
bottom of this rises a little mound, or pyramid.
Around this pyramid certain little
grooves extend, deeper at the base, and
seeming to radiate from one large grooveat
one side, all growing shallower, and finally
disappearing at top. The whole pyramid
is covered with a skin composed of the same
scales, or flattened cells, as those which cover
the whole body. In the ordinary process
of growth the new formations on the surface
of the body throw off as effete matter the
older "portions of the skin; but here they
are retained, and become so closely united
to each other that they form a sort of horny
coat, more or less strong (according to its
age), over the surface of the pyramid. As
new cells grow at the base, they push up this
little horny protuberance till it breaks at its I
thinnest point, which is opposite the large groove.
Then, as new growths still push it j j
forward and flatten it, it assumes the form j
of a feather, the ridge in the main furrow, | -i
or grooves, form the separate barbs of the j J
vein. When all this web of the feather is ^
completed the pyramid loses its grooves and
becomes smooth. All parts are of equal
thickness, and so hard as not to break easily,
but remain tubular, and form a quill,
which is attached to what remains of the
pyramid. The finger nails, and even single J
hairs, are developed and formed in the same c
way, and every one who has injured a nail
anil lost it, knows by how long a process,
some three or four months, the missing finish
to his digit is being reproduced.?HV.vconsin
?hc f 0rkrilk inquirer, i
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THIS famous remedy most happily meets the
demand of the age for woman's peculiar and
multiform afflictions. It is a remedy for WOMAN
ONLY, and for one SPECIAL CLASS of
her diseases. It is a specific for certain diseased
conditions of the womb, and proposes to so con- ,
trol the Menstrual Function as to regulate all the \
derangements and irregularities of her Monthly <
Sickness. The proprietors claim for this remedy <
no other medical property. j
BRADFIELD'S FEMALE REGULATOR
Is strictly a Vegetable Compound, and is the
studied prescription of a most learned physician
whose specialty was WOMAN, and whose fame
uutumu uii v itiiiiu auu lyuuiiutcoo uc^ciuou v/*
wonderful success in the treatment and cure of
female complaints. Suffering woman, it will relieve
you of nearly all the complaints peculiar to
For sale by druggists. Write for book on Female
BRADFIELD REGULATOR CO.,
August 11 32 ly
T. S. JEFFEBYS.
I HAVE on hand one BUCK-EYE ELEVATOR
SELF-BINDER REAPER, which I
will sell at a very low price?very little more
than the usual
Price of a Common Reaper.
I also have two CANTON REAPERS, which I
offer at reduced prices. I keep in stock THOMAS
HARROWS for cultivating cotton. Also,
IRON AGE HORSE HOE
AND CULTIVATOR, RANDALL HARROWS,
CARDWELL SEPARATORS, HAY CUTTERS
1 Iirrropr i> \ ddawc Alan ?> lurrm utnolr
<11111 > > I 1 l'j i'i I J 1 i.A IV 11V/ ? k ?.J, iVIOW, <k nuhv- okvv?
Window Sash and Blinds and Panel Doors,
At amazingly low prices.
T. S. JEFFERYS.
Florida Tonic !
MR. FOSTER S. CHAPMAN,
One of the landmarks of the Georgia Drug trade,
now of Orlando, Florida, writes:
"I can hardly select a single case, of
of the manv to whom I have sold
QUI NX'S PIONEER BLOOD RENEWEIt,
but what have been satistied
; and I find it the best remedy for
all Skin Diseases I have ever sold, and
a fine Florida Tonic.
"FOSTER S. CHAPMAN, Orlando, Fla."
A CERTAIN CURE FOR CATARRH !
A Superb Flesh Producer and Tonic !
Guimi's Pioneer Blood Ileiiewer
Cures all Blood and Skin Diseases, Rheumatism,
Scrofula, Old Sores. A perfect Spring Medicine. .
If not in your market it will be forwarded on receipt
of price. Small bottles $1,00; large bottles .
?1.75. Essay on Blood and Skin Diseases mailed
free. MACON MEDICINE COMPANY, <
Macon, Georgia. *
For sale by DOWRY & STARR, Yorkville. 1
July 14 11 lv c
MACHINE SHOP. i
AWlO'o'OO OOOCOWO.O.O 0.0l.8.0.'v"l.^^^^?
rrWE undersigned would respectfully inform j
_|_ the public that he now has in operation, on j
i.:.. i?* s:t,-oof a FnitvnRY
ANI) MACHINE SHOP, in which he is prepared to
do all manner of work in light iron and brass
castings, and general machine work.
Of all kinds, promptly done on short notice.
Steam Engines, and agricultural machinery of
any kind overhauled and repaired. Besides, any
class of work that may be wanted in his shop, he
will attend anv call for repairing stationary engines,
doing the work on the premises, thus obviating
the necessity of moving the engine.
Prices reasonable. Terms, cash on completion
of the work. EDWARD THOMAS.
THE STATE O F SO IT II CAROL IX A, f
County of York. p
WHEREAS MARGIA WILSON has applied t
to me for Letters of Administration, with v
the Will annexed, on all and singular the goods f
and chattels, rights and credits of EDWIN WIL- I
SON, late of the county aforesaid, deceased. v
These arc, therefore, to cite and admonish all e
and singular the kindred and creditors of the n
said deceased, to be and appear before me, at our i
next Probate Court for the said county, to be
holden at York Court House, on the'JTTH DAY ii
OK AUGUST, A. 1)., 1KS0, at 11 o'clock, A. M.,
to shew cause, if any, why the said Administra- tion
should not be granted.
Given under my hand and seal, this 11th day of
August, in the year of our Lord one thousand
eight hundred and eighty-six, and in the
111th vearof American Independence.
.1. BHATTY WILLIAMS,
J udge of Probate. (
August IS 33 2t
APPLICATION FOIl CHARTER.
NOTICE is hereby given that at the next session
of the Legislature of South Carolina,
application will be made for the re-charter of
WRIGHT'S PERRY, on Catawba river.
August IK 33 3iu
JOHN R. ASHE.
Ul i\0 IM) KilYIT.
[HAVE a small supply of Guano and Kainit
still on hand, and can furnish the trade in
uch quantities as they may want while the stock
All parties who have bought Fertilizers from
ne this year, and have not given their Notes for
he same, will please come forward at once and
ilose up the account by note.
I have on hand a full supply of all sizes of Old
lickory Wagons, and offer them very cheap for
Jash or secured paper. Come and see me when
n want of a first-class wagon.
Dry Goods, Groceries, ?&e.
I am prepared to serve the trade in any departnentof
my business on as reasonable terms as
I oder something new in the way of Grain
Cradles, on the home-made pattern, with seven
Ingers. I haveonlva limited number to otfer.
JO PIN R. ASHE.
MY full stock of Groceries consists of the best
goods that can be bought, and will be sold
is low as any other house will sell you.
A full supply ot Hardware, including Plow
Fixtures and all other articles in that line rejuired
in agricultural operations.
BOOTS AND SHOES.
A large lot of all grades. Call and examine
;hem before buying. I will take pleasure in
showing them and can save you money.
TOBACCO AND CIGARS.
A full iineof Chewing and Smoking Tobaccos,
inuff and Cigars.
ntlnnfian /.ItfA.i /-? ?11 1 - Sn/1a Ma.ui.
abicutiuii ^ltcii u/ ?u numo vt ^lvuumental
and Tomb Stone Work. Prices are lower
than ever before. I can certainly sell you work
ffieaper than any traveling agent can, fori will
save you the commissions paid to them. Call
ind see specimens of work and ascertain prices.
J ED. JEFFERYS.
NEW FURNITURE STORE.
A FULL supply on hand, consisting of Wood
Burial Caskets, Cases, and plain Coffins.
Moss White Caskets and Cases for Children.
Walnut, Maple and Common Bedsteads.
Washstands, Tables, and a general supply always
Special orders filled at short notice.
All kinds of Furniture repaired. Terms liberal.
J. ED. JEFFERYS.
The Howe Machine Company's
LIGHT RUNNING. HIGH ARM,
" New Howe "
I CALL special attention to the following features
The NEW HOWE is a new machine through>ut,
differing in every point from the machines
ieretofore manufactured by the company. The
leedie is self-setting. It has the most room unler
the arm; the perfect Howe stitch; no holes
o thread, except the needle; the easiest shuttle
o thread : the most perfect take up ; the loose
>alance-wheel; the largest bobbin ; absolutely
10 vibration; the most perfect tension. It is
he lightest running; noiseless, and the most
dousing in appearance.
Prices within the reach of all. Call and get a
lescriptive circular, and see the machine, which
s always on exhibition at my Photographic
I would inform the public that I am yet inak- I
ng PHOTOGRAPHS in all the various styles. I
Uso, Ferrotypes and other cheaper styles of I
lictures. Pictures by the idiotographic process
nlarged, and all work done in the best style of
he art at reasonable prices. Gallery on West
.liberty street, near the jail.
J. R. SCHORB.
"MOORE COUNTY GRIT"
The best Millstone in the World tor Table 3Ieal.
Samples of meal sent on application. Send for prices on
Portable Corn Mills, Upper and Under Runners and Millstones.
Wo are agents for Kngincs, Boilers, Saw
.Hills, Cotton Gins, Planers, Shafting, Pulleys, Ac.,
also for Roller-Mill Outfits which save SO to 7ooents
for the miller in every barrel of flour he makes.
Write stating what you want and terms you wish to buv on.
Give references. Address, North Carolina Millstone
Co., Parkewood, Moore Co., N. C.
June 23 23 (5m*
THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE.
Arc.HSTA CHRONICLE is the largest
J_ Weekly newspaper in Georgia. It is a twelve
>age (eighty-four column) paper. It containsall
he important news of the week, and is tilled
nth interesting and instructive reading to the
armer, mechanic,business and professional man.
ts Washington, Atlanta, and Columbia Letters,
vith its full Telegraphic service, market reports,
ditorials and general news, make it one of the
nost readable and one of the best newspapers
n the South.
Til 10 AUGUSTA CHRONICLE can be read
11 any household. It is free from sensationalism.
August 4 31 tf
GARRY IRON RO
Manufacturers of all kinds of g, .
IRON ROOFING ygjSBS
JKDU'ED AM) I'OKKl'UATED SIDING,
Irou Tile or Nhiugle,
F1KE I'KOOK DOORS, SHUTTERS 4C.,
THE LARGEST MANUFACTURERS 0]
Orders received by L. M. GRIST.
C. & L. NARROW GAUGE RAILROAD
SCHEDULE of Mail and Passenger Trains '
from Lenoir, N. C., to Chester, S. C., taking
effect at 12 o'clock, Noon, Sunday, July 4,1886 : ?
Leave Lenoir 7.30 A. M.
Arrive at Hudsonville,* 7.50 A. M.
Arrive at Lovelady,* 8.05 A. M.
Arrive at Hickory A.
Leave Newton 9.1:. A. M.
Arrive at Maiden,* 9.37 A. M.
Arrive at Lincolntou, ^ '
Arrive at Hardin's* 10.35 A. M.
Arrive at Dallas, 10.55 A. M.
Arrive at Gastonia, 11.10 A. M.
LeaveGastonia 11.20 A. M.
Arrive at Crowder's Creek,* 11.38 A. M.
Arrive at Clover, 11.50 A. M.
Arrive at Yorkville, 12.30 P. M.
Leaye Yorkville, 12.40 P. M,
Arrive at Guthriesville,* 1.02 P. M.
Arrive at Lowrysville,* 1.35 P. M.
Arrive at Chester 2.00 P. M.
Leave Chester, 4.25 P. M.
Arrive at Lowrysville, 4.50 P. M.
Arrive at Guthriesville, 5.20 P. M.
Arrive at Yorkville, 5.40 P. M.
Leave Yorkville 5.45 P. M.
Arrive at Clover, 6.15 P. M. ^ _
Arrive at Crowder's Creek 6.33 P. M.
Arrive at Gastonia, 6.52 P. M.
Leave Gastonia, 7.10 P. M.
Arrive at Dallas, 7.25 P. M.
Arrive at Hardin's, 7.48 P. M.
Arrive at Lincolnton, 8.10 P. M.
Arrive at Maiden, 8.40 P. M.
Arrive at Newton, 0.02 P. M.
Leave Hickory, 0.40 P. M.
Arrive at Lovelady, 10.07 P. M.
Arrive at Hudsonville, 10.22 P. M.
Arrive at Lenoir, 10.48 A. M.
* Flag Station.
G. R. TALCOTT, Superintendent.
The Accommodation Train arrives in
Yorkville at 5.25 and leaves at 6 o'clock P. M.,
on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, going
South- Going North, this train arrives at Yorkville
on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, at
10.38 A. M., and leaves at 10.55.
July 21 29 tf
OWING to our superior facilities with the best
machine presses, an abundance of type and
n,.a+L<-.1ticia aniinintiinontd thrrm(rhnnt. nnr nffipp
wo are prepared to execute all manner of JOB
PRINTING in superior, stvle, and at prices that
will compare with New York or Philadelphia
charges for the same quality of work and materials.
We have recently made a reduction in
prices for the following classes of work, to which
we invite the attention of business men:
For 500 For 1UW
Half-sheet Bill Heads, $3.50 $<>.00
Fourth-sheet Bill Heads, 2.25 3.50
Sixth-sheet Bill Heads, 2.00 3.00
Monthly statements at same price of sixth-sheet
Dill heads*. We will till an order for bill heads,
giving any desired number of either size of sheet
at proportionate prices.
For 500 For 1000
Commercial Note, $2.15 $3,25
Packet Note, 2.25 3.50
Letter (large size) 3.00 5.00
For the above work we use a superior quality
of paper, and guarantee entire satisfaction in everv
We also give special attention to the printing
of Briefs, Arguments and Points and Authorities,
which we furnish strictly according to the
requirements of the Justices of the Supreme
Court, and in proof reading exercise the utmost
care to ensure accuracy.
We are prepared to furnish all other kinds of
printing, from a visiting card to a large volume,
and will be pleased to furnish estimates for any
style of work desired. Address,
L. M. GRIST, Yorkville, S. C,
Juiy 28 30 tf
1886. WEST LIBERTY STREET. 1886.
V/vnbirillfl OTlll PoOfl Vf'llllov'
1U1AT111C UUC1J ninj i cvu uiumiu
ARE still on a boom, and the year 1880 finds
me with some of the finest" Vehicles ever
shown in the Livery business in Yorkville, and
surpasssed by none. Everything will be kept
in the best style. Give mo a trial and be convinced.
Cincinnati and Colnmbns Buggies
Of every description will be kept. Spring Wagons,
Phaetons, <fcc., of the best make, always on
I have a fine Queen City Hearse and a Clarence
Coach, which will be sent to any part ef the county
at short notice. Terms reasonable.
A Big Bargain.
I have a Jumpseat Pliseton and some Buggies
on hand that I will give a big bargain in, if sold
soon to make room for my new stock.
HAVE YOUR HORSES FED
At the Yorkville Livery and Feed Stables, where
thev will receive the best attention.
F. E. SMITH.
July 7 27 tf
THE COTTON PL AST.
The Only Agricultural Journal in South
AN EIGHT-PAGE, FORTY-COLUMN
AGRICULTURAL JOURNAL !
Strictly and Intensely Agricultural,
Fiirlitinnr fAT' nnil inline
ll^llllll^ 1U1 uau 1&IU1MQ
The attention of the Farmers' Clubs organizing
now in our State is called to
THE COTTON PLANT,
As the only Agricultural Magazine in our State.
Only 60 Cents a Year.
HEND FOR, SAMPLE COPIES.
Address THE COTTON PLANT,
Marion, S. C.
May (i 18 tf
THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
County of York.
WHEREAS JOS. F. WALLACE, C. C. C. Pis.,
has applied to ine for Letters of Administration
on all and singular the goods and chattels,
rights and credits of Mrs. JANE E. P.
SCOGGINS, late of the county aforesaid, deceased.
These are, therefore, to cite and admonish all
and singular the kindred and creditors of the
said deceased, to be and appear before me at our
next Judge of Probate's Court for York county,
to he holdenat York Court House, on MONDAY,
the 23RD DAY OF AUGUST, A. D., 188G, at 11
o'clock, A. M., to -shew cause, if any, why the
said Administration should not be granted.
Given under my hand and seal, this 14th day of
July, in the year of our Lord one thousand
eight hundred and eightv-six, and in the
111th year of the Independence of the United
States of America.
J. BEATTY WILLIAMS,
J udge of Probate.
July 14 28 Gt
FIRE! 1FIRE!! FIRE!!!
THE TAYLOR it COX Steam Fire Extinguisher
for Cotton Gins is the best protection
against loss bv fire. Beats insurance. IN- *
STANTANEOUS, CHEAP, EFFECTUAL and
RELIABLE. Send for circulars and full particulars.
AGENTS WANTED. Good pav given.
J. N. SUTHERLAND, Belton; S. C.
GIN SAW FILING MACHINE.
THE TAYLOR GIN SAW FILER is one of
the best made. Anybody can tile Gin Saws
with it. Requires no practice. Does its work as
it should be done and ten times faster than by
hand. Every Machine warranted. PRICE $12.
Pavs for itself everv season. Order from
J \ SUTHERLAND. Helton. S. C.
IF YOU H'AXT TO BUY
i X Engine, Boiler, Wood-Working MachineaTL
ry of any kind; Saw Mill, Machine Tools or
Machinery of any kind for wood or iron working,
do not fail to consult the undersigned, who
has for sale all kinds of Engines and Boilers and
Wood and Iron Working Machinery, both new
and .secondhand, at prices that simply defy competition.
Lot mo know your wants and prices
will be named. If you want to sell Engine, Boiler
or Machinery of anv kind, describe it and address
J. X.'SUTII EB LAN D, Belton, S. C.
July 28 :?<> 4m*
MORTGAGES of Real Estate, and Titles to
Real Estate. For sale at the
July 7 27 tf
B I BOY ORE PAIYT
152 TO 158 MERWIN STREET
W'tt ' ^ TpH" Send for Circulnr?ind Price
F IRON ROOFING IN THE WORLD.
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