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VOL. I. MANNNG, CLARENDON COUNTY, S. C., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1885. NO.51.
THE GENERAL A&RSEMBLY. Both Branches of our Legislative Depart ment Get Promptly to Work-Some Meas ures to be considered. (Condense from the Neews and Courier.) Pursuant to law, the General Assem bly of South Carolina met in Colum bia en Tuesday the 24th uit. The Senate was called to order by Lieuten ant-Governor Sheppard and the House by Speaker S.Aons. The annual message of the Governor was received, read, and referred to appropriate committees. Owino- to the intervening of Thanks giving fay there were, last week, but four working days for the General As sembly. These were well spent in the introduction or consideration of vari ous measures of public importance. A brief statement of these will prove of general interest. The House passed to its third read ing (introduced at the last session, by Mr. Brice, of Fairfield) the joint reso lation proposing an amendment to the Constitution, touching the distribution of the two-mill school-tax. After some debate the joint resolution was ordered to be engrossed foi a third reading in about the following shape: "SEC1ION 5. The boards of county commissioners of the several counties shall levy an annual tax of not less than 2 ills on the dollar, &c., for the support of the public schools in their respective counties, which tax, &c., shall be held in the county treasuries of the respective counties and paid out exclusively for the support of the pub lic schools as provided by law. There shall be assessed on all taxable polls li the btate the annual tax of one dol lar on each poll, &c., for educational purposes. The school tax shall be dis tributed among the several ton ships of the counties, and in counties where there are no townships among the tax districts, in proportion to the amount of taxes paid by said town ships or tax districts." ln the Senate, the House bill to pro vide stenographers for the fifth and sixth circuits caused some debate. Various minor amendments were adopted. Senator Black tried to have the section referring to the sixth cir cuit stricken out, and was seconded by Senator Clyburn. The agricultural Senators pnerally supported the mo tion, but it was defeated by a vote of 16 to 14, and the bill was passed. There will be another fight on the third reading. A message was raceived from the Governor announcing his veto of the bill passed last session "to make School District No. 1, Sumter county, a separate and distinct school district, and to require the school tax and fund collected and received in the same to be applied exclusively to school pur poses in said district.) The applica tion of the fund expressed in the title, the Governor says, is in conflict with Article X, Section 5, of the Constitu tion', as amended, which declares that "the school tax shall be distributed 3 among the several school districts of the counties in proportion to the re* spective number of pupils attending the public schools." Among the new measures introduc ed are the following: By Senator Smythe, to amend the lawis to the sale of real estate adjudged to be sold. By Senator Woodward, relatiDg to the time of holding Circuit Courts in the sixth circuit. By Senator Bobo, to provide fees for certain offcers in cases offorcibleentry and detainer; to amend Section 1,743, Chapter 40, of the General Statutes, relating to licenses. BySeniator Maxwell, joint resolution to amend the Constitution respecting the number of county commissioners. (Reducing the number to one, and maing him a; salaried and bonded offi cer.) The Senate has considered a good portion of the very voluminous bill for the revision and improvement of the laws for the assessment and collection of taxes. Among the new bills introduced in the House are: A bill to amend Section 481 of the Genera! Statutes in reference- to the salary of Lieutenant Governor. [This bill abolishes the salary attached to the office and allows the Lieutenant Governor $10 pier diem and mileage during the session of the General As sembly.) Bill to amend the law in relation to the examinination of teachers. [This bill was so loaded down with amend ments that it is somewhat diffiult to follow them. Its object, however, it may be stated, is topgve to graduates of any chartered college or university in the State permission to receive a teacher's certificate from either the State or county board of examiners without undergoing an examination, .-avided, however, he or she has a *god moral character.] Mr. Hemphill introduced a bill to abolish the office of supervisor of reg istration, impose the duties of said office upon the auditors of the several counties and to provide fortheir com pensation. Mr. Hemphill says that the pay of the supervisors is altogether out of proportion to the services which they are called upon to perform; that the work of preparing the registration: lists was heavy in the beginning, but that it is now very light and not more than the auditors can attend to for slight additional compensation. Mr. R. D. Lee, off Sumter, gave notice of a bill to enable the Governor to provide for the enumeration of the inhabitants of the State; $26,000 is the amount appropriated for the work in the bill which, however, has not yet been introduced. Mr. Lee has also given notice of o bill to change the limits of the 7th Congressional dis trict. This he proposes to do by trans ferring Beianfort from the 7th to the 2d district, a change whic Mr. Lee thinks will give the Democrats of the Black district a fighting chance to be repre sented in Congress. The bill to prevent the exportation and trapping and netting of partridges was killed in the House by a vote of 4$ to 41. Mr. Henry B. Riehardson, the new ly elected member from Clarendon county, was ' te House on Wednesday an q He made his maiden speech later. nthe day Thomas A. Hendrix. Thomas A. Hendricks, Vice-Presi dent of the United States died at his residence in Indianapolis, Ind., on the 24th inst. The announcement of the sudden death of this statesman was a shock to the whole nation. Mr. Hendricks has occupied a prom inent place before the public for many years, and throughout his long public career he was noted for his strict adherence to Democratic princi ples as laid down by the Father of Democracy, Thomas Jefferson. Mr. Hendricks was born in Ohio, but when he was yet a child his father moved to Indiana with which State the subject of this sketch was always identified. Hs was at the age of twenty-six first called into public ser vice as a member of the Legislature, and since which time he has occupied various prominent positions. As commissioner of Lands he won the ommendation of all. As a Congress man and Senator while faithful to his State's interest he was always prompt to give his best efforts to the promotion of the nation's welfare. He was nom inated for the Vice-Presidency in 1876 with Samuel J. Tilden, but by the most gigantic frand ever perpetrated on a iation he was deprived of his office. In 1884, as the represenative of the old ticket, he was the nominee for Vice-President with Grover Cleve land as President. They were elected, and since the election Vice-President Hendricks has discharged the duties of this office with the same integrity which has characterized his whole life. By the death of Mr. Hendrieks the nation loses a faithful servant and the South a warm friend. WILMINGTON, COLUMBIA AND AUGUSTA RAILROAD. GESERAL PASSENGER DERPAiTMENT. COLUMBIA, S C., May 11, 1884. The following Schedule will be oper ated on and after this date: No. 48, DAILY. Lv. Wilmington, 8.00 p. m. Lv. Lake Waccamaw, 9.19 p. m. Lv. Marion, 11.00 p. m. Ar. at Florence, 11.40 a. m. Ar. at Sumter, 4.34 a. m. Ar. at Columbia, 6.40 a. m. GOING SOUTH-No. 40, DAILY. Lv. Wilmington, 10.30 p. m. Lv. Lake Waccamaw, 11.46 p. m. Ar. at Florence, 1.45 a. m. No. 43, DAILY. Lv. Florence, 4.05 p. m. Lv. Marion, 4.51 p. m. Lv. Lake Waccamaw, 6.43 p. m. Ar. at Wilmington, -8.05 p. m. GOING NORTH-No. 47, DAILY. Lv. Columbia, 9.55 p. m. Ar. at Sumter, 12.06 a. m. Lv. Florence, 4.50 a. m. Lv. Marion, 5.32 a. m. Lv. Flemington, 7.17 a. m Ar. at Wilmington, 8.35 a. m. Nos. 48 and 47 stops only at Brink lev's, Whiteville, Lake Waccamaw, Fair Bluff, Marion, Florence, Tim monsville, Sumter, Camden Janction and Eastover. Passengers for Columbia and all points onC. &G. R.R., C. C. & A. R. R. stations, Aiken Junction, and all points beyond, should take No. 48 Night Express. Separate Pullman Sleepers for Charleston and for Augusta on trains, 48 and 47. Passengers on 40 can take Train 48. from Florence for Columbia, Augusta, Georgia, and points via Columbia. All trains run solid between Charles ton and Wilmington. Offices Wilmington, N. C. J. F. DIVINE, General Supt. T. M. EMERS0N, Gen. Pass. Agt. W. F. . rasWoE-m, sumter, s. C. 5.. .Dzhxxxs, annlng, &. C. HAYNS WORTH & DINKINS, ATTIORNEYS AT LAW, NANNINe. B. C. JOHN S, WILSON, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, NANNING, 5, C, jans1 Attorney and Counsellor at Law, XAXNNNS,.S.C. feb.25 ALEVL, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Notary Public with Seal. Mch18 The Best Newspaper in America, and by far the Most Readable. Agents wanted everywhere to earn money in distributing the Sun's Pre miums. The most interesting and advanta geous offers ever made by any News paper. No Subscriber ignored or neglected. Something for all. Beautiful and Substantial Premniumnn Standard Gold and otherWatches,Vali Booksi, tho Best Family Sewing Xaddae known to the trade, and an unequaled Ise of objects of real utility and instrueto. Rates, by Mail, Postpaid: DAILY, per Year (without Sunday) $6 00 DAILY, per Month (without Sundar) 50 SUNDAY, per Year . . . 5 00 FOR EVERY DAY IN THE YEAR 7100 WEEKLY, per Year . . . 5 00 DRY GOODS CARPETS FOR FALL AND WINTER 01 If you need any -ew Dry dood5 New CarpOts, New Mattings, New Shadce, New Rugs, New Oitoloths and New Gent's FurnMLg Good* then Is the plae to buy them. They have the largest assortment, and the prices they guarantee to be lower than any other House. Their European and American buyers re port that they have purchased a large Stock and Superior Quality of Goods at very low prices, they hav ing bought them before the recent advance. The following area few of the many bargains they ofer at present: One lot of English BROCADE DE OODS at S2. One lot of Changeable Drew Goods at Me. One lot 34 Wool Cashmeres at Uc. One case 64 French Dress Goods at 25c., worth 75o. These -goods-come in combina tions. 500 pieceS of the latest Novelty Drew Goods from 1234 to $.5 One lot of Real French and Italian Black and Colored Silks at 75c., , $1.25 and $1.50. These goods are imported by us, and other houses pay more for them at wholesale in -New York than we retal them here. One lot of Black Surahs and Radramas at $1, would be cheap atS1.2. One case of Black and Colored, an-Sik V vets at fic., better qualities in proportion. Good Standard Prints at 4c. and 5c. Best Quality Fall Sateen Chints at So. 0-inch Ane Ginghams at To. Engngh Cretonnes at 17c., worth !6c., latest de rge na One case heavy Brown Canton Flannels at ~lecase extra heavy Brown Canton Flan el at c. One case Superior Brown Canton Flannels at Good standr 3-4 Brown Shlrting at3%c. Good standard 7-8 Brown Shirting at 4%c. Good standard 4-4 Brown Shirting at 5c. 104 Brown Sheeting at 17c. 304 fine Bleached Sheeting at 20o., 220e. and Blue al-wool Flannels at 19., 25c. and 36c. Weguarantee that these Flannels are f0c. per ard cheaper than they can be bought at any other house. A. good Jersey at 69c. An all-wool Jersey for $1.23. A fufl new line of Gents' ll Undershirts and Unlaundried Shfrts wilibe sold at a great saving to the purchaser. Another lot of Gent'a Unlaundried Shirts at 47e.,5890. and 80e. Canot be duplicated In any house for les than 15c. and $1. A new line of Tweeds and nCimeres, very cheap, direct from Saxonly. S peces of Yac hacss from10~c. to 50c. per yard. We have them In every eolor, plain and Anwlne of Beaded and Steel Inees; also lack and White Beadd Fronts. A new lineof White Inoes, very cheap, in all Ausv line of Antique Tidies at 1., worth A new line of Bla+ Goods. Something remarkable in Handkerehiefs. 0 dosen 3-4 Gent's Linen Handkerehlefr at Iper dosen, worth $3. Other HandkerchIefs lsen Indies' regular Balbriggan Hose, Slk Clocked, at 20e.; also Ladles' Brown and Pancy Balbriggan Hose at the low price of 23c. ma~sn Chfidren's Imported Hose, fal styles, at17c,19co.,28co. and 33c. The following goods, which were slightly damaged by the late cyclone, will be sold re gardles ofcost: A hltof~White Blankets at $1.90, *3.90, $4.85 and $5.90. The Elankets are worth double the Olot of Red TwillFlannels at I5o., worth One lot of fine Bl ehng at 5%c. CARPET DEPARTMENTS 2,0008SHYBNA RUGS, in all sizes, at leusthan the eastof the raw material. We bought these ~dfrom a manufacturer for net eash who bepshdfor money. One lot of full size Smra Rugs at $3, worth New Carpets received and continually ar Stvng n alictyles. Jine Ingainsatlmo. and upwards. Exra Supers at 65c. and upwards. Yine ruel at 5c. and upwards. our and five frame Body Brussels at $1.10 A ne line of Velvet Carpets' at Sig, last vith Spring Bollerstat 890. each. One Sot of Hassocks at25o. Country~ercantswlfl do well toexnamine our Stok before purehaslug their Fall bills. Al retail orders promptly eptended to, and samples sent on application. Prtes rderng goods or samples will please state In what paper they have seen our adver tsement. IoII Flii&oltl Beik SENS1BLE PEOPLE ARE NOT EASILY DECEIVED, FOR they know quite well that good and bad clothing are alike made to sell; and who was ever known to advertise poor clothing? They know how nearly all clothiers keep the finest and sell-on paper-at less than it cost to make them. Honest prices, well made and nicely fitting clothes, together with a good name (justly deserved), are bound to tell. The above being a fact, I state it merely to enforce the point that I have ready for inspection the largest and best assorted stock of Fall and Winter Clothing for men, youths and boys, that can be found in the tate. Th are peerless in variety and hones tl ood all the way through; even the uner ings are shrunk and the trim mings used are meant to wear, not merely to help sell the goods, as every garment is warranted as represented. There are un assailable ramparts behind which I invite you to deal. I am not here for a season y; I am l'ere to stay. My stock this sea son is the largest I have ever carried, and it embraces every style and fashionable garment that is made. I am willing to compare them with the merchant tailor work, and it is with real pleasure to .tate that the business of this EMPORIUM OF FASHION is steadily on the increase. My large and constantly increasing patronage testifies more forcibly than words than the values offered by me are not equalled by any house in the State. To prove the truth of this I ask buyers to make their own comparisons, as I enjoy then a reputation above that and beyond that of all clothiers in this vicinity at least producing a superior class of regular ailor-made Clothing and Gent:' Furnish ing Goods, Hats and Fine Shoes. This is the headquarters for the correct styles in men's and boys' attire. All orders sent to my care will romptly attended to. pecu . L. KINARD. Columbia, a. c. F. N. WILSON. INSURANCE AGENT, MANNING, S. C. Dec,17 W. E. BROWN, Physician & Surgeon, Offers hi rofessloza sericesto the peofle XamIng and the surrounding country. Calsa tended promptly night or day. Offlaat Drag Stoe JS8 J. C. H. CLAUSSEN a CO., SteNm Baery ain Cady Factory, C1A RLSTONi, S.C. W. A. Reckling, ARTIST, 1101 MAIN STREET, COLUMBIA, S. C. Portraits, Photographs, Ste reoscopes, Etc. OLD PICTUEES COPIED AND ENLARoED. Sept16 EDEL BRS. RICHMOND, VA., Manufacturers of Tobacco & Cigars, SAnd Wholesale Liquor De alers. FOR WALL PAPERS, CORNICES, CORNICE IPOLES, WINDOW SHADES, LACE CURTAINS. Call at the Leadilng House inthe State for these kind of goods. J. II. D.&vs' Carpet Store, COLUMBIA, s. C. Bruel and oI Capts selected especiallyfo the Fall trade have already arrived and many others on t he way. 1,000 Smyrna Rugs And Mats. all New Patterns, also a fune selec' tion of Brussels Rugs and Mats. Ccaand Napler Mattiags, new stocc jt in Notice is given to the public that I have secured the avency for this Coun' ty to sell John P. boy d's work on the Life of Grant, I will take pleasure in supplying any one wishing to purchase. 'BOYCE NELSON~, Sept2 MANNING, S. C. WELL CLEANING CHEAPLY DONE Apply to BOYCE NELSON, MNN G,'S. CAN'T BE BEAT THE D3IVN WELL MA IT EASY to ge# Water. No Well Cleaning. Cheap I Durable I CALL ON T. C. oca1Te, SUMTEB, . 0. JACOBI HOUSE, FLORENCE, S. C. M. JACOBI. AGT., FROPEIETOR. WtL'vcry Stable in connection, Fab 25 COLEMAN'S HOTEL, Kingstree, S. C. MRS. S. A. ST. JOHN,Sole Proprietress. Board f2 per day. The Hotel has recently been thoroughly repaired and refarnished with all modern appliances of a first-class hotel. Saloon, Billiard and Pool Rooms and Feed Stables. The proprietress re turns thanks for the liberal patronage here tofore bestowed, and will continue to main tain the high character which the Hotel has always enjoyed. GRAND CENTRAL HOTEL, Co1umzbia, a. a. U. K FISHER, Prop'r. NOTICE TO FARMERS. I respectfully call to the attention of the Farmers of Clarendon the fact that I have secured the Agency for the Corbin Disk Harrow, Planet Jr. Horse Hoe and Culti vator, Johnson Harvester and the Conti nental Reappr. I have one of each of these Istruments for disniay at my stables, and will take pleasure in showing and explain ng their utility. No progressive farmer san aford to do without these implements. W. K. BELL, Agt., Apri5 Manning, . 0. Notice T FIRST CLASS BARBER SHOP In the rear of the store lately occupied by Mr. F. C. Thomas. Work done in the latest s tyles. Hair-cutting, Shavint Shampco Ing, and Hair and Moustache yeing. La dies waited upon at their residences. Chil uren's Hair-cutting, and Razor Sharpening m specialty. T. T. EDWARDS, Artist Apri Manning, S. C. Notice T I desire to call to the attention of the Mill en and Cotton Planters of Clarendon, that I have secured the agency for this County. for the DANIEL PRATT RE VOLVING HEAD GIN. Having used this Gin for several years I can recommend it as the best Gin now in use. Any infor mation in regard to the Gin will be cheer fully given. I can also supply the people of Clarendon with any other machinery which they may need, at the lowest prices. Parties wishing to purchase gins will find it to their interest to give their ordes early. WV. SCOTT HAILYIN, May 5 Manning, 1- C. HIP, HIP, HURRAH! -FOR THE Oldlreidoll SIlJOR Who keeps Liquors of all sorts. MANNING, S. C. SEE HIS SELECTED STOCK OF WHISKIES, WINES, ETC. The best at low prices to suit the times. [ have oin hand the greatest varicty (fo TOBACCO IN TOWN. LAG-ER BEER. Cigars of all Brands and in fact Iverything kept in a first-class Saloon. Being acquainted with the people of this county for the last twenty-five years, I understand their wants and -eep goods to suit them. W MY PERSONAL ATTENTION GIVEN r CUSTOMERS. PLAIN AND FANCY DRINKS. W FREE POOL on a Fine Pool able. W Remember the Place. .2 M. SCHWARTZ is the spot, whcre he best and cheapest liquors can be got. Dec17 - advertiser to con ofth costof adverlsng.'lheadvertlserwh rmtion he ries. wh dfri hen invest one hundre thousand dollars in ad *etisia schem* Ism ndicate d wiw espec. 14 ed tions hav been IssueY. Sent post-paid. to ay addres fr 10 cents. Wm. Shepherd & Co., 128 MEETING STREET, CHA RTESTON-, SO. CA. STOVES, STOVES, STOVES -AT WHOLESALE ETAILf -o - Tinwares, House Furnishing Goods, Potware, Kitchen and Stove Utensils. m Send for Price List and Cireuak__ lars. TO THE PEOPLE OF CLARENDON CO -0-o C. MAYHEW & SON. COLUMBIA AND ORAINGEBURG. WORKS. kiManufactrr of and Dealers inal MARBLE WORK. W Granite Quarries near Winns boro, South Carolina. Country orders prom tly attended to, and designs furnisheJon applica tion. Jan21 A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU AT "The Maning Palace." -- S. oRkoNSkie, Agt OPPOSITE COURT HOUSE, MANNING, SOUTH CAROLINA. Regardless of the high license he sells the very FINEST BRANDS of LIQUORS, WINES and BEER REMEMBER The best LIQUORS for Less Money than anywhere else. PLIQUOE FOR MDICINAL PUR Agent for the leading Cigars of the State. The John McCullough and the Eagle Brand; also the largest and finest stock of other Clzars and Tobacco in town. BILLIARDS AND POOL. On first-class tables, with separate room for colored people. HOT FANCY DRINKS. He begs to tender his thanks to his friends and patrons and asks a continu ance of the same. Come one! Come all!! rW Remember that Polite Clerks serve you and every attention shown. when he introduced resolutions o respect to the memory of Mr. Arthm Harvin. his deceased predecessor, anc supported them with a few well choser and feeling remarks. The anti-Prohibitionists scored E victory in the indefinite postponemenl of the bill from the last session "t< prohibit the sale of spirituous and mall liquors within the county of Colleton.' There was no discussion on the sub ject. "A bill to regulate the granting of liquor licenses within incorporatec aities and towns" was passed ovei without action, as was also a bill tc prohibit the sale of liquor in the towr f Jonesville, Union county. There ire several other prohibition bills or the Calendar and several additiona: bills bearing upon the subject arf looked for during the session. NOTES OF THE SESSION. Concerning the proposed census, ii is naturally inquired how it will affecl representation from the several coun ies. Taking the United States census )f 1880 as the basis of the new appor tionment, it was found that changes would occur in eleven counties. ThE :ounties which would gain Representa. ives would be Beaufort, Edgefield, Greenville, Laurens, Marlboro, Spar. tanburg and Sumter, who would gai ne Representative each. Charlestor xnd Berkeley combined, which now ave seventeen delegates, would lose rour, and Aiken, Hampton and Rich. Land one each. Under this schedule it is estimated that Charleston would ave seven and Berkeley sir Represen atives, but this estimate would per. aps be increased by a new census is Darleston, where it is said that the population now numbers over 60,000. [n this connection Captain Dennis, oi Berkeley, was asked how about his bill .o transfer the sea islands from Berke. ey to Charleston. To this he replied hat the bill had been passed over al ,he suggestion of Col. Simonton with view of having a conference of the wo delegations. The Berkeley dele. ration favor the transfer (with one ex .eption) and the Charleston delegatios it present oppose it. The are on the House Calendar a mumber of what are known as "Liquor )ills." One Qf them, a bill to prohibit ;he sale of liquors in Colleton county, as indefinitely postponed without iscussion or division. Mr. Petti rew's bill to regulate the granting o1 icenses in incorporated towns and ities was passed over temporariiy. his bill takes away the power of the ,ranting of licenses from the munici Sal authorities and vests it in the coun ly commissioners, the license fee-not ess than $200-to be paid to the use >f the county. The bill to prohibit the ale of liquors in the town of Jones rille, Union county, was passed over. he bill (Senator Biemanu's) to repeal he Act to prohibit the sale of spiritu >s liquors in Oconee county, has not ret been reached. It passed the Sen te last session and failed by two votes n the House on a motion made on the ast night of the session to take it up >t of its order. A bill will be intro lced to repeal the Prohibition law in Barnwell county. An attempt will Llso 3e made to pass bills allowing the Qranting of licenses in Berkeley and harleston counties. The Senate has decided to postpone he judicial elections for the present. here is no oppqsition to any of the resent Judges save in two cases. The riendsof Gen. Moore have determined o brig his name out for the position >f J of the Second circuit against ndge ldrich. The friends of Judge ksher, who is a probable candidate, iad determined not to bring him out igainst Judge Aldrich, but the action f the supporters of Gen. Moore may etermine them to a differeat course. b is mentioned in the lobbies that Ccl. [ohn F. Ficken may be brought out as . candidate for the Bench in the First ircuit in opposition to Judge Pressley, yt no authoritive announcement so :hat effect has as yet been made. The indefinite postponement of the livorce bill is informally discussed. Some significance was attached to hzis- for the reason that the author of ;he bill, a young member from Fair eld, made the motion for postpone. nent. This was explained by the fact ;hat he has been married since the last ession. _______ Hiotels in America. The ruling idea in America is that whatever a guest can possibly want is o be ready waiting for him at all hours >f the day or night. From 6 o'clock in the morning till bedtimo he can eat. Be it breakfast, lunch, dinner or sup. oer, there will be something on the able. In order to post his letters or to buy a paper or to telephone to a riend or to send a message, he has on Ly to walk into the main hall. For a wash, a shave, boot-.cleaning, hair dressing or the relief of his corns, he has merely to sit down on a chair and the appropriate artist will be at his ide in a minute. They all understand their business, whatever it may be, nd no time or labor is wasted in ex planations. The guest knows before handh his own share of the programme -what he will have to oat, where he will have to sleep, and to a cent what he will have to pay. In the best managed hotel's on our own side of the Atlantic the element of strangeness and uncertainty has not yet been alto ther eliminated. A person nevez ows exactly what may happen tc him; how he may be treated, or whal he may he charged even at the house which he frequents habitually. .But the American hotel sets your mind at rest forthwith. For so many dollars pei day you are free of the house and all its privileges, which, apart from the eating and sleeping, are very eonoldern able.-Backwoo'd's Miagazine. The coyote has changed his habits if not his Iskin, according to a Western correspondent, one of thomn ehaving treed a man and hept him there until rescued by a party of hunters. Hither. to the eoyote has been regarded as per. fectly harmless. A pickle famine is threatened this winter. The present supply at the East is set down at 80,000000-one haif only of what is needed for the Eastern trade. The Western crops have suffered, and heavy advances in priesar o1okar1 for.