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LTU2DAT, MAY 26, 1877. T East t'Mtlots of Ltvro. r.tti oa wilci a Sreach cf rr Suit Could Hardly be Sated. tk O4oo Tribal . rople may talk much m they i :e about the exqusue uipio- t -e skill of Gortchakoffor Bis I rtk in a long correspondence, t i then baa been a correspond- ( : going oa during the past week t twotn a young lady who live r :if Union park and a clerk in a L'jdry good store down town, Trtlca for tact and fertility or re- ;aret, would extort, were it fully I xowa. the admiratiou of all Zzrope and America, lie lias Iran paying the young lady very rJiried attention for the last ten cirxUta, and as she would like to Cllat weddiug trip to the East CIm saamor, or else outer her cJt for breach of promise before C courts take their vacation, ce wants to hurry up things. Accordingly she began writing let tare to him, aided by her affec tionate brother, who is studying for the law ; and ho be.ng of a sus picious disposition, ! giving him taoet guarded ropllea. Last Sat urday eek sho wroto to him as follows: Eaturday, May 5. Dearest How ard s Mamma will not bo in this Ttalng. I shall bo at homo utter TJ, and am afraid I shall lie terrible tanosome if no ono calls. Ever yours. Ada. When the young man got this ho winked and said to himself laconi cally, "Not much sho doesn't," axi wrote back s Dear Miss Ada : I regret that year respected mother will bo lUent,asl had Intended to call t-U evening to see If her health LJ improved. Your nolo, how V9T, reassures me. You speak of Iz'.zj lonesome. Ah, I know too rl the feeling ; but in the coni fer four beloved authors, Mil tea, fUkospoare, Jeremy Taylor, XTtiia, ami all those immortal t.'.lt who are never from homo t i sever out of temper, how can t:i ta lonesome I - ""L;s tie young woman read thl u tor at "company of onr belov ed," the felt rather triumphant, t-t at the next word sho bowed t:r beautiful head on her hands tzi burst into lenrs, saying: "Hu's Juct as mean as old gctout." Her brother Algerou rend It reflective ly, and said: "lie demurs; wo must join act ion and plead to I ho Jurisdiction. Thin is a deep scr pat, sir; but I'll fetch him." Then C dried her tears and w rote : It is nnktnd of you not to como last nigni, but Feruiunim was here, aud stayod till noarly 11. lie ia such a darling follow; I Just !ste upon him. But don't be Jnlous. The Sabbath bells nro ringing sweetly. Do you not love iti mellow musio of the bells? At L'-Jit 1 oftcu iu my dreams seem to hear the chiming of a bell you must know which one. "There," said tho brother, "1 Cuess wo've got him in a letter two I'.nes long. Wirt Dexter couldn't save him from $10,000 damages." The clerk read it, sat down thoughtfully, aud repliod : "Don't be jealous." Why should 1? True friemUhlp is never soltlsli; and under all circumstances, no matter how far apart we may be, or how dlSfarcnt our lot in life, 1 bail' be your friend. Ferdinand is, indeed, a noble fellow, and .worthy of your love. , When Is it tseomsoff? P. 8. I cannot say I do like the baSls, for I like to sleep late on Sun day mornings. The bells you hour at nights must bo the alarm bell oa the West Lake Street cnglno house. As you say, I know it, for I often UBcd to hear it when 1 ' boarded over on Warren avonuo. The young mau did not conclude this letter without some misgiv ings, "because," said ho to him self, as ho road tho rough draft, "It .looks a little bit forced too plain to be artistic. It might bo con trued that I was trying to beg off Then, too, I don't quite liko tho beginning. 'Why' should I?' seems as if I was so confident ot her love that I couldn't be jealous. Well, I'll chance It." So ho sent the letter, and when sho rocolvod it the girl had a fit ot dry hysterics, and said: "Algernon, you must redress your sister's wrongs. You must imburo your hands." Then he wept again. "I don't know," aid her brother, doubtfnil v i "lm( bljor'u I am, and tossing about tisces of calico aud boxes of thread aud playing the counter was a set of parallel ban is powerful in do tolling tie muscle. He's a brazen, Cry serjent, and I always said he kut if you will go on nursing "n Krpents in your bosom you i expect thorn to turn again t;sd yon. Ho must have a counsel learned in the law toad vine Iiirn ; lC4ile, he has taken an impression of his letter in a copy ing press. He is a three-ply trai tor. Perhaps, though, we can scoop him yet," and so they tried, and after a session of three hours, product the follow log ultima tum : How funny your last letter was ! Congratulating me on my engage ment to Ferdinand! The idea! Who better than yourself knows where my nflcctlous are unalter ably placed ? Won't you come up to night? Pa and ma will beat home, they will be glad to see you. "That's pretty good, I guess," she said "and italicizing that 'they' will make the jury think thntull our allusions to the old people were put in to bo interpre ted the other way. I guess, young man, that'll make yu sick." It did too, for a while, for ho read it over backward and forward, aud whistled soft copious selections from thirty-live standard operas before be saw his way clear to an answer, Yes, no saia oweny, "her pa and ma will be at home, but the old man'll go up stairs to bed at a quarter to 8, and the old woman'll go out and tell tho ser vant about putting the dry codfish to soak, and forget to como back 0, 1 know the old frauds liko a book. Bully I'll take a witness with me I That's lit" So ho sat dowu and wroto t Tlinnk your parents for promis ing to bo at home, and tell your respected mother that I shall ex pect her to teach mo whist. Aud so Ferdinand Isn't tho happy man; who is? I was jiiHt beginning to think that ho might, when wo knew each other better, come to bo a hopeless adorer of yours, but it seems I am to have no chance. Yon can't have told mo whom tho groom expectant is to be, or I should surely have remembend. The poor girl did not llnd much cousolntlou in this, but as sho had her parents well drilled in their parts, sho looked forward hope fully to tho night, being pretty suro that sho could keep him there pretty late, mako tho weakness of her eyes an excuse for turning down tho gns, "then," said sho, "my word'll bo as good as his be fore a jury with marriageable daughters." When the bell rang at 7:86 sho started up wltn a beat ing heart; aud w lieu. he entered with a companion and said, "I have mndo bold to bring my friend Mr. St.," she screamed wild ly, "Lost! lost" ami fell faint ing to tho llnor. That is how tho matter stands at present. The young man thinks that ho turned her position very neatly iu his last lottor, mid )laced It on record that up to that time he hadn't boon pay ing any attentions to her. As for tho future, flint must look out for Itself. Oat of Jewell's Suits. Thirteen years ago Marshall Jewell persuaded an old woman sick unto death to sell him some valuablo property alongside of his Detroit tannery for $230 down and o00 annuity, on which no pay ments wero ever needed, tho wom an dying. To-day tho Supremo court decided that Jowcll had no right to tho property, and must hand it over to the heir with all its improvements. The cuso wusou a decision in the court below against Ell Allonc, complainant, heir-at-law of Mario Genevieve Thibault, tho woman in question, who prayed the court to cancel the conveyance made to Jewell when, as the plaintiff alleges, Marie was In no condition to make the deed under which Jowcll had and holds this land. Tho evidence, us re hearsed iu Associate Justice Field's decision, shows that Mario, old, sick and docrcpid, lived iu a wretehed house on land iu Dotrolt adjoining Jewell's tannery. In November, 1873, tho physiciau at tending her told Dolscn, Jewell's agent, that the woman was losing control of herself, and might lose her littio property if she was not protected. So Dolson, Jewell's ageut, aud a lawyer, his attorney, weut to protect tho woman. The end of it was that she. half er.ii- alone, friendless, sick, Ignorant, unucrsiandinjr little Eu.il h. nm.t.. over this laud, worth $8000, to Jowcll for $2i0 down, her doctor's bills, taxes, with oo'cuoaucv suctir. ed till tho next Spring, and an an nuity of $500. Tho doctor hud glvon her up. There was no one to luko euro of her, aud iu ten weeks she was dead. The Imir sued. Tho eourt below ilui.hl.,.1 against him. Ho anocalnd. i.. summing up In his favor Justice fluid said, that while no one Mr cumstauco provod might be held to-siiow the woman's iimnnitv thus Voiding the deed, all UlO font as existing and known to Jewell should cancel the conveyance, and tiio court decided accordingly that me neon was not secured by proj er means. New York Sun.' Oil Dick oa Peek. TUB FRACP3 IN THE NAVY VT.- TAIITJIEST. Tmm tl CLcinmu Comitrfrci J. Dirk Thompson is becoming the w ar horse of reform in the navy department. The first thing the matter with "Old I"k" w tUit every hair of his while head honest, aud that was not what was the matter with his illustrious pre decessor, Robeson. Another thing the matter with Old Dick-and when we say Old Dick we mean no disrespect is ids capacity for eloquent and emphatic conversa tion. Wo understand that Mr. Smith, of the New York Sun, saw him a few days ago, and asked him how affairs were in Ms depart ment. " Fearful, sir," said Old Dick. ' The affairs of the nuvy depart ment are in a slate that was fear ful. One of tho first things I found that struck me was a big contract for timber 'at the highest market price' the highest market price,' old Dick said in the highest straiu of hit voice. " Did you ever hear of a contract like that before? I said at once annul that contract. A few days aftcrwurd along came the contractor; ho had delivered six ship loads of timber at ' tho highest nurkct price,' aud hadn't heard that the contract was an nulled. What,' said I, ' it's like ly all thoso loads would hare been thrown on us at once if you hadn't heard, isn't it ? And then,' said I, you can keep your timber. It will not bo paid for, and I'll see whether my order to annul your contract was stopped, and if so where it was stopped.' So much for him." Aud Old Dick glared with honest rago at tho thought of paying the highest market price for the poor est quality of sticks. " Another thing," suid Old Dick ; " I sent all around aud abkod everybody about tho state of our accounts how much money we had. I thonght it Importaut to kuow what we had to go on. Tho reports wero all iu, aud I saw wo ought to have a bal ance over at tho treasury depart ment of ucarly eleven million dol lars. I sait over to see what we had, and tho report was three hun dred thousand dollars, and what do you think of that?" Aud the flash of Old Dick's eyes and the rip-saw tones of his voico would havo brought down a coon from tho tallest sycamore of tho Wabash. "Hello!" suid I, "let's draw a line here. Wo must stin t fair. It seems to mo tills is what they call a 1 discrepancy.' These things are turning up nil the time," said Old Dick, hot aud glaring with the wrath of righteousness. "Here was a bill from Japan with a $G00O item iu it that I couldn't under stand. What's this $0000 for ? ' I inquired, and it turned out that it was for 'furnishing a house.' What?' said I, 'all that money for furnishing a house In Japan? No, sir. strike out that item.' It wasu't paid mid it sha'ut bo paid, sir. Things aro in a fearful state." As Excitixo Incident. A very cxcltlug incident occurrea not long since nt tho villago of Soudan, in France. Iu conse quence of the weathercock at the top oi the church steeple getting rusty, aud no longer turning as it should do, it was determined to tako it down. A man climbed up tho steeple, hut Just before he could reach tho weathercock he lost his balance and slid down for seventy feet, then rebounded on tho roof of the church, and rolllug thence was precipitated to the ground. lie was not much hurt, but being much shaken by the fall, was re placed by a man named Chevalier. In about half an hour Chevalier mado the most gallant efforts to haul himsolf up by means of a rope, but at last his hand slitmcd aud ho fell backward. Ills foot caught in tho rope, as luck would havo it, and there ho remained, ono huudrod uud twenty feet fiom the ground, with his head down, beat ing tho nir with his hnnds, strug gling to recover hlniseir. A spec tator went to his rescue, slipped a rope around his body, uud cutting that which held his foot, freed him from tho tearful position iu which lie had remained lor three hours. George Francis Train has become quite hardened. Ho says to tho Ilostou Globe t I was silting on bench iu Madisou park tho other day, fuociug tho sparrows, wheu a beggar catuo along and asked for alms. I refused him, when in most Viteous tone of voice ho de clared that ho was starving. Still I refused him. " If I do not havo food," said lie, "I shall die. "Vory well," said I, " I rccogni.o your right to die. Go fortllito tho ttoldsl Why should I rob the earth of compost ? How dare It cheat tho globe out of a corpse ? In dii appointing you I ploane a million ot pusmlrcH, who thank mo nnti eipativciy for my generous denial Leavo mo." A Bonanza of a Steal. A T CsUV)rBW sf $13,800. The tniiu over the Jackson road arriving here on Saturday mom-in-, brought among it pasmse" Ii. if. Lanier, late m collector of Carroll parish. Immediately "P"" Lis arrival hero Mr. Lanier report ed to Chief Boylan that he had been robbed of a package of money couUiuiiig $13,80O-tax collection funds which ho purposed turuinsf over to the State-and that the robbery had been committed on board the sleeping car on which he rode from Jackson, Mississippi, to Vew Orleans. Mr. Lauier stated that when lie,retired he placed the i l.!o package in a pocxei jus.uo u vesin which he slept-aud that upon awaking at about five o'clock in the morning he found his vest pocket cut out aud the package gone. To this lime noming has been learned touching the case, .i,.,i, D.n ili-ieetivcs have been UlVUgU - engaged iu working up the matter, New Orleans Times. As the detectives are working ud the above case, we will try and throw a little light on it for their benefit. When Mr. Lauier reached this city on his way to New Or leans, ho went to ono of our mer chants and asked him to take care of a package which was said to contain fourteen thousand dollars. Tho merchant did not want to take any such charge, and asked Lanier to go down to the bank and buy exchange on New Orleaus, and thus relieve himself of all risk. Ono of the elerks of the house went dowu to tho Vicksburg Bank ami tho Bank offered to give him exchange on New Orleans at par, as at that time tho Bank wish. cd to move some curreucy from New Orleans. Lanier first agreed to the proposition, but went off nnd never came back, and never showed any money. Why ho did not transport tho money by ex chnngo when he could havo done so for nothing, is a nut we leave for tho detectives to crack. It is too hard for us. Vicks. Herald. This is vory sad. " While the good man of tho house slept," the thieves came and stole his goods. Mr. Lanier should have knowu that John A. Murrcll, Sixteen String Jack and the James brothers were all on that train, aud be should have put his money in his shirt collar and covered it with his car. Tho pooplo of Carroll parish can bear up under the loss of the mon ey, uut It will be very painful to learn that a shadow of suspicion should cloud tho fair famo of the tax collector. Skipping the Light Fantastic. At precisely 7:30 o'clock last evening Professor P. Valleau Car- tier stepped out upon the floor of tho dancing academy at 8 Union square, and began to waltz. He announced that he would try to waltz steadily five hours. Tho first lady who danced with him was Miss Sarah Leoboldti, who was out of breath in eight minutes. A young man took her place, but at the end of seven minutes she renewed the floor with tho rofes so r and waltzed for 30 minutes. The professors's wife and other ladies and gentlemen w ere danced out of breath, and still tho intrep id professor kept on. Tho profes sor changed partners without stop ping his regular steps. Uccasiou ally ho was handed a small glass of wine, which he drank while step ping in time with tho music. The music chosen as the easiest to dauce to was that or the piano. Bets were made against the dancer. At 11:80 o'clock the Indies clap ped their hands and waved their handkerchiefs to cheer tho walt zer. Mr. Lafayette Harrison, a man of Bonio note as a dancer, took the floor with Professor Car tier, and waltzed with him some forty-five minutes. At 12 o'clock the Professor showed some signs of faltering, mid slices of lemon were put iu his mouth. Ten mlu ute s after swallowing tho slices of lemon tho professor revived. Mrs. Carlicr, tho professor's wife, took tho floor with him to completo the last half hour. The professor became a little dizzy, and peppermint lozenges were given him. In tho last live minutes the professor varied his walulmc by putting in fancy steps, and his wiia oucasionuiiy wntspcrou noas of encouragement. At I'i-.'M tho task was completed auu a grand hurra irom the spec lators rang turotigu me nan. a X. Hun. General Ord passed through St Louis on tho 21st on his way to Chicago, to consult with (ieueral Sheridan regardtug tho Mexican invasion from the Texas border, The officers accompanying Ord say Lordo is making groat efforts to reinstate himself; and there is much activity along the Rio Grande by his partisans Escobedo and Padre Vnsuaues. Lordo evi dently intends making tho United 81 ute bis base of supplies aud op p rations till strong enough to make a stand m Mexico. Icavin" the French restaurant, I Km the citizens of iiMe tVU on the 4th of March Mr. L ui Salinger's Kostaurant witl be under my charge. I will, a ' have ou baud all the delicacies ct the season, such as FISH, 07STB2S, CBABS, I will also keep at all times a COLD LUNCH. I will take boarders at $7 V" week, 2 meals a day. Ke-ular meal from 7 a. m. to 1! -"rvWLEkSiftr- Greenville, March 3. .. At Cost for Cash ! The entire stock of Goods now on baud, comprising DRY GOODS, NOTIONS, Fancy Goods, HOSIERY GLOVESf Ladies' Misses and Childrons' PINE SHOES, is Irom this date offered At Cost for Cash. L. D. McMEEKIN, Agt. April 28-m , DRUGSTORE, A.B.FluUjr. J.iVFinlaj. Jito. H. Moore I A. B. FMLAY & CO., ' Drmn8 is I RUGS ATI MEDICINES PERFUMERY, TOILET SOAPS, Paints. Oils. Dyes, la. I A1SO SODA AND MINER AL I WATERS Oa Draught and in Bottles. Onion sets, and Garden Grass and Flower seeds of all de scriptions. Corner Washington Avsena and Mttlberrv streets, r'obfi-f.0. OUEENVILLE. SPRING SUMMER Gr o o r s . We are now opening onr Block of new and beautitul Spring Sumner GOODS, consisting of the latest styles of Prints, Linens, Lawns, Ribbon, Notions, Fancy Goods Our stock of Gentlemen's, La dles, Misses and Children's. onoEO are made expressly to our order, of the best material, and guaran teed to five satisfaction. GENT8' FURNISHING GOODS A large stock. WEISS GOLD9TEIS. Aprlll, 1877. DR. J. L YOUNG, Resident Dentist. GREENVILLE. Office nit-stairs opr A. B. Flnlny ACo.'s Drugstore, w Miungton ay .. Toeth Exrracted Without Fain nov. 4, 1876. XV. D. Illlili, Lake Washington Landing, Forwarding and Receiving ' Ten Centa Per Packago. rirLt stock or Groceries and Dry CHEAP FOR CASH at my store at tho Landing and the llainuictt place. myvu W. A. Foixock, I II. Xrktschiiaii, Vn'i. I uisirr. W. P.Kbkticiimah, Ats't Ouhlcr. Czr.Ii cf Grc:r.vi!l3. Transact a Ueneral ' - ' Bought and Sold. SpoclaUtteutlon to the payment V el J4t!AKt i; ii si T.I If. ITli"'!"-' roB CO FEBEVAKY ..I. I 1 4 5 6! 71 f ; J M A ITEWDPAPIZl Especialli Devoted TO THX nlii U wiu i$li!!st ha SSiiKjiliS'l CO MARCH 4 51 11 H IS W i-japs islwiaHi.- GreenvilleG H CO axd thx APMf. II 41 31 lsllSlw S IU '151 181 IT ma,u Washington, D:IIvsjv , . i Issaquena and Suitimr.' (Communications of local in terest in these counties solicited. . ALL MANKKR Ot Job Wos?h Dsss Nistl, Chtslaa4EtsIUslT. TIMES, GresRvills, : mm .i oo MAY ..Ill T s IU U u ir. in n is a a a u -s 4Si 3D si .. CO JUNE .. . 1 3 4 5 7 S IV II IS 1J U 1.1 1C 17 18 It!' -2 44 i 20 27 iS i Si it. d. jornrzoii cz C2. BUILDERS, HARDWARE HEnCC JAHTO, -DEALERS IN Sash, Doors, Blinds, RESPECTFULLY solicit tho attention of tho Planters, l!retr ' it Mechanics ami the public generally to their large and well izS I ( X'lantation ana uuiiaerH' ixaraTTcr. PAITJT, 01X OUR -LU CIDER VfUl IS WELL STOCKED WITH ' Choice varieties of ss&ssxsd Plr.a zr.i Crzz: - At reasonable prices. We ave added to onr PLAIIIKG MILLS 3;:' In tbe country, which enables ut to make a . r.2DuoTio:j i:j Estimates made on Bnildinf or Uechasietl we:i ' f - Our Undertaking Department is fy furnished with U Metamo and Wooden Cases Of all sizes. JSTPrices from (10 to $-10 according to size and triiiiuiiuge A HOME INSTITUTIOIJ, With ample ADJUSTS & PA YS at M, A. VAN' l i w h - i .-r - ?! - f ii' t I ttT rrt!;-, TU CO J CO coram or GO yV CO inn o Paint, Oils and Gh:: AIID GXjJLZZ, TbaTTooi C fist art at imitatlsicf tallies, t.i l j 4 ever ter: ksaA -! Dee;-.:r4,ir3. Capital, which LOSSES natr .- lart 1 on i ....ft k ' i 'urn' . r... t rr aiidlae.e J or taxe tn .is csirici. apz,7ti. 'iivi(5ttffn..