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Bonnie Stratheyre.
There's ruvadows in Lanark and mountains ir
A nd pitstures in Hieland artid Liwltnds forbye:
But there's nae greater luck that the heart
could desire
Than to herd the tine cattle in bonnie Strath
0. it's up in the morn and awa' to the hill.
When the lang simmer days are sac wartn and
sac still. 0
Till the peak o' Ben Voirlich is girdled wi' fire.
And the evenin' fa's gent. ,n bonnie Strath
Then there's mirth in the sheiling and love iD
mr breast.
When the sun is gnne doun and the kye are al
For there's mony a prince wad be proud to
To my winsome wee Maggie, the pride o'
Her lips are like rowans in ripe simmer seen,
And mild as the starlight the glint o' her e i;
Far sweeter her breath than the scent o' the
And her voice is sweet music in bonnie Strath
Set Flora by Colin and Maggie by me.
And we'll dance to the pipes swellin' loudly
and free.
Till the moon in the heavens climbing higher
andt higher
Bids us sleep on fresh brackens in bonnie
Though some to gay touns in the Lawlands
will roam,
And some will gang sodgerin' far from their
Yet I'll aye herd my cattle, and bigg my ain
And love my ain Maggie in bonnie Stratheyre.
-Harold Boulton in Spectator.
"Yes," said the Rev. Mr. Dibble, "I
know I could depend upon the hospital
ity of my flock to entertain this excellent
Toung divine,seeing that my own house
hold is in so disorganized a condition,
owing to the exigencies of cleaning
house. It will be only for a night or
two, and we all know what is promised
to those who receive the angel un
And Mr. Dibble rubbed his hands and
looked smilingly around upon the mem
bers of the Young Ladies' Aid Associa
tion, while a very preceptible murmur
of assent rose up from this aggregate
collection of curls. bangs, frizzed hair,
and crimped laces.
Not a (aimsel in the number but would
gladly have extended her, gracious hos
gitality to the Rev. Felix Amorv, who
-wa to preach a sermon in aid of "Home
p:Helps and Missions" at the village
,ehureupon the coming Sunday eve.
I sur" said Miss Lidia Larkspur,
y Ivptly.anticiating the crisis, "papa
womildeamost happy to receive the gen
While di the.other -ladies looked in
dignantlv first at:AMiss :&idia then at
each otfier, an! whispered, "Bold
"Most kind of you to promise it, I
am sure," said Mr. Dibble, and so the
matter was settled, not at all to the .gen
eral satisfaction.
And Lidia Larkspur went home, and
issued orders that the parlor curtains
should be washed and ironed, and a
pound-cake of the richest nature con
While Kate Duer, the doctor's sister,
.- was as fond.of young clergymen as
-Liaia herselftand would in no wise have
objected to varying the monotony of her
home life with a spice of ecclesiastical
novelty, returned to her crochet-work
,with a yawn and a general it -ession
.that life was a bore.
"We are to have a young lecturer
ffrom the city in the church on Sunday
wenin'," she said to her brother when
e bstd into dinner.
"Eha?" said Dr. Duer, swallowing his
scalding soalpt "are we? By the way,
Eate, thea's nt ew case of small-pox
reported among theae hainds on the rail
wy enbankment:'
"ar me!" said Kate, whvo was com
pounding a refreshing salad i4 .a. carved
wooden 'bowl: --I hope you keep wgell
vaccinated, Hugh."
"Oh, there's no trouble about that!"
said the doctor: "only the other pa
tients in the hospital object to such a
"I should think it very likely," said
Es4e, with a lit de mnouc.
"I must tr'y to isolate him some
where," said Dr, Duer thoughtfully.
."In one of those stone houses by the
river, perhaps. Old Mrs. Viggers has
had the disease, I know."
' And then Dr. Duer tasted the salad
and pronounced it first-rate.
' itcherville was all on the qui ViL'5
that 4nay when the double-shotted [email protected]
pf tidings flew, on the tongue of popular
ggor, through the town. An actuai
emn-Ipox case in their midst, and a
vouno minister coniing all the way from
- okto appeal to their sympathies
es. if of home missions."
on behs- ~ if it is contagiolJs? said
old wonde ',,~ ooking very roisnd.
eyed throug hers clNes mn;,i
"Contaous! said ' ry ome "it
ought to Aind its way into eY? oei
our villa'ne.","h
"What!" cried Mrs. McAdam'
"No; certainly not," said Mrs. Em
mons; "the sympathetic movement in
fa or of home missions."
And then everyone lauo'hed. Mrs.
McAdam looked puzzled, ana Mrs. Em
mnons drew herself up and remarked
that "it was very irreverent to laugh at
sacred thinrs"
But Misslidia Larkspur,whose father
did not believe in vaccination, and who
had a mortal horror of the disease
against which the famous Jenner waged
so successful a warfare, was much trou
bled in her mind.
"I've always had a sort of premonm
tion that I should fall a victim to the
small-pox," sighed she. "I only wish
pa would let me be vaccinated!"
It was on a sultry August evening, the
syfull of lurid clouds, the air charged
with glittering arrows of electricity, and
the blo' drops beginning to knock at
Miss tidia's door-a most mysterious
tap, as she afterwards declared.
"Who's t'here?" said Miss Lidia, open
ing it sufficiently to obtain a glimpse of
a tall pale man with pocket-handker
chief folded turbanwise around his
. head.
."Excuse me," said this apparition.
"but I believe I have lost my way. Might
I ask shelter from the shower? I am the
young man from the hospital."
"Certainly not," said Miss Lidia, clos
ing the door abruptly in his face, with
a little shriek. "Good gracious! have I
stood face to face with the-small-pox
And then she ran for the servanl
and tiie caiplior-bottle. and went into
Mrs. Printemps lived in the next
house-a picturesque cottage. overhung
with Virginia-ereepers, with a little
plaste-r cast of Cupid in the garden, and
a vreat many bluebells and carnations
-a vouig -widow who read all the new
est books a nd sometimes wrote gushing
poems for the second-rate monthlies.
Mrs. Printemps inagined herself like
the gifted and unfortunate Mary Queen
of Scots. and dressed up to the part, as
far as nineteenth-century prejudices
would allow her-and she was seated
by the casement. trying to find a rhyme
to suit a most unacconnodating line of
poetry. when the tall pale stranger ap
peared under her window, "for all the
world." as Mrs. Printemps subsequently
expressed it, "like a troubador, or David
Rizzio himself."
-Excuse me. madame." he began,
"but I am from the hospital,and-"
My (oodness me!" ejaculated Mrs.
Printeips. jumping to her feet: "how
dare yon come here and tell me that to
ny fice? Why don't they isolate you?"
Madame -" said the surprised
--Go awav!" said Mrs. Printemps,.
banging down her window and bolting
it noisily. --etsy"-to her girl-run
across the meadow to Mrs. Underlay's
and tell her that the small-pox case is
rampaging all over the country. trying
to get people to let him in. and she ian't
to open the door on any account. And
stop at Dr. Duer's and ask him what i
sort of sanitary regulation he calls this i
kind of thing?"
"I'm afraid I'll meet him. mem!"
said Betsy. geting .hind ihe side- I
board; "and I ain't b'er. v'acciIated f"r <
seven years., and
"If you go across the past::r. : id .'u'il I
get there full five minutes before he does.
ake haste now."
Kate Duer was standing in her door
way watching the storm roll grandly
over the mountain-tops. when the weary
and bewildered traveller opened the
gate and came hesitatingly in.
"I beg your pardon," said he meek
ly, "but I think there must be some
thing singular in my appearance. Peo
ple seem to shut their d(ors against me,
and shun me as if I had the pestilence.
And I cannot find the rowidence of Mr.
Dibble, the clergyman. Would it be
asking too much if I were to request
permission to rest in your porch until
the storit is over? I came from the hos
pital, and-"
"Oh, I understand," said Kate quick
ly. "You are the small-pox patient.
But I have been vaccinated, and am not
afraid of the disease. There is a very
comfortable chamber in the second sto
ry of the barn, and yon shall be care
fully nursed and taken care of there,
"But you are mistaken," cried the
young man: "I am not-"
"Hush!" said Kate gently. "Do not
be afraid to confide in me. I am Dr.
Duer's sister, and know the whole story.
Sit here and rest a little, and I will
bring you some broad and milk until
my brother comes."
'I am a thousand times obliged to
you," said the stranger, "and the bread
and milk will taste delicious after my
lon' walk. But I do not know what
leat s you to think that I am a victim
to varioloid. I have lost my hat in the
wind, to be sure, and am compelled to!
wear this Syrian-looking drapery on my
head, but I never had small-pox, and
hope never to encounter its horrors."
nate Duer turned red first, then pale.
"Then," said she, "if von are not the
small-pox case, who are you?"
"I am Felix Amuory," said the young'
stranger, "the chaplain of St. Lucetta'
Hospital in New York. I anm to preach
in aid of the home mission on Sunday
Kate Duer burst out laughing. I
"And everyone has been mistaking'
you for the small-pox case!" said sh
"Oh, Mfr. Amory, do come in. How
could we all have been so stupid? But I
you see, the minute you began to speak
of the' hospital-"
"I dare say it was very awkward of
m," said M1r. Amorv. "But it's the
wyI have always mentioemslft<
strangers. St. Lucetta's, von know- "
"Yes, I know," said kate. "But to<
the good folks here, there is only onef<
hospit.l in the world, and that is the :
Mi-. Amory enjoyed his tea, sliced -
peaches, and delicate "angel cake" very
much, as he sat tete-a-tete withi Kat~et
Duer, by the soft light of the shaded
lamp, while the rain pattered without. -
And when the doctor came in it was 4
cosier yet.
"The small-pox case?" said he. "Oh,
that is safely isolated at Hope's Quarr
sine this morning. And doing yer
Sell, too, [ am happy to say. Upon my
word, Mr. Amory', I an;~ sorry that yout
have had such a disastrous exo
"All's well that end's well," said th e
oung clergyman, leaning' back in hi
snug' earner with an expression of inef
-lfe content on his face.
3ii&s Lidia Larkspuir was quite indig
nant when she heard that M~r, Amoryj
was staying at Dr. Duer's residence.
"Just like Kate Duer," said shte. "To 1
man're to get that poor young inan
into har hands, after all. But if aman
rushes around the counttryv. telliing every
body that lie comy fromi a hospital,what
can'he expect?"
"The most awkward thig I ever
heard of in myv life," said Mrs. ]frm
temps vinidictivelv.
But this was not Mr. Felix Amuorvy I
last visit to Pitcherville. He came in
autumn when-the leaves were red-;!?iu
then in the frozezn beauty of winter.
And the ha~t time, he asked Kate Duer1
"if shte was willing t~o encounter the
trials of a minister' wife.?" And Kate,
after a little hesitajon, said tg .she
was willing to try.
And Miss L~idia Larkspur declared that
"anyonie could get married if they were
as bold about i ;s Kate Duer."
Mr. TIhomans A. Ball. the sculpto-, who~4
has recently finished a laroe statue of
Daniel Wobxtr for Concord. N. H.. is
no"' at work 00 a por'trait of P. T. Bar
num. Thie tigure is in a Sitiis p'$iilu
It will not be put up during his lifetlgoe,
but his family pr'efer to have the por'
trait from life instead of waiting to have
it done from phlotograptlh5. Both thieGo
statues re to be east in bronze in
Nat urs Ieaun a: ;a.: the Coming
of: : .rmn.
The wind r . t-iling a storm.
It crido ata mu at lim wnov as if
it lae h -:;, ! ;t w powerless to
provemz. It is : n _-hich trie-s thle
stna :i wtlrenf om. airi. T'he
low ri., we are ua to aeounkt for
are. often- c 1)dbytn useso of the
br:in-(1. i,.:v electrie cuorr n: during
a 4changeo of w-hrtot) Slight," per
Ihp for - to itwie. This sinking of
-su i: had snsitve pCO
ple to ir' i of the wvi:l a. a
4ort of hnC- w:::-ni of ita-ter atd
wre- k. T n of thest super
I ' , v r btf.efore the timCe
,f Vr'l n Th'-or' i[: .' whn to Greek
Indl I aur'im an !*-e wa- the frown
f:mom.:h l :t :t1 a ciitmt was :a
.- .f .rat, the Si-h of the
h',i va. ful; f Iunuttrable portents.
in :ltn *:tv. when wintdow frames
we*re not n ;'.- :s o1r and eliiiney
-rnies oltt-red ;>!pe for :ily tuie the
xwin chose o -,,daly upoin it, ima.:inative
ott rs wv omy a1 lemind of demons
if the air :and wit(cIes slri:king discord
Intl horror. :t- if
imt rwIiir cits :nnt wottui, waiiin:z plaints
:-coun~itry tradition is full of such
*tle'S, antd we are all primitive exnough
0 fel a' touch of ereeping dreatd at tie
drich vo(t" of the. wind. forgctful that
ht. claim r anl wailing is oinly the wind
Ioreing itself througli a crevice too small
or it.
The world is full of superstitions which
i:ve irisen as naturally as the childish
iread of the wailing of the wind. But
ot ust be sure that these well-worn
deats have neither meaning nor worth
efore you throw fliteii r wav. A super
tition' is not always a thing to be
aughed at, a truth which 1e latest re
;earch of science strikingy ziCilustrates.
In places on the west coast of Eng
and. on the calest, quietest of days, a
trange, hollow moian is heard from a
stance at sea. although the waves lie
deeping at one's feet. Fifty years ago
he coast folk believed it the voice of a
irit, by the old heathen Saxon name
>f Bucea, wihieh foretold tempost and
,voe. You hear the voice now, ominous
is of yore, but you know tbi 't is the
oise of a storm'so far ofl' on the Atlantic
hat its swell has not even reached
:hcre. Sound travels so much faster
han currents of air that the tempest
-caches the ear long before the first
-ipple of wind touches the cheek. Sound
i air travels about thirteen miles a
ninute: in water four times as fast, out
tripping the speed of any tornado
niown. The shore at these places
rathers the sound as in the drum of the
ar. and currents striking eastward
arry the roar of storms which are
weeping m idotcan I hundreds of leagues
twar, not a blast of which may ever
ex the shore. It is wonderful what
arriers of sound and motion the great
qmpty spaces of the ocean are. Before
gal'e is felt in the British isles a lIeavy
well sets the lightship swinging at the
tation of the Kish and Cockle Gat,
vhile at Valentia the surf rises twenty
our hours before the storn reaches that
>rojecting point. In the bay of Mon
erev, California, the billows come tear
ng in from the Paitfie while the dav is.
>erfectlv calin. A eyelone oif days at
ea has sent these surges to tell the
hore of its work.
When distant hil]s look clear, sailors
orbode storm. W Iwi :Instead of its
sual haze. Bluae hill. as seen from Ded
iam, invites the e to pierce its dells
md wootdy paths~ in sintgular clearness,
ve know it is th (uIf our good
i'ather for awh uile.Iao is this? A
rreat Germaan obsrve thsle nmoistture
n the air was~hes it 'hist aind impurl1ities
war, leaving this heamiiul clearness.
3ut'tthis reaston fails t-> be satisfactory.
X'hr isn't it as ceanr after a rain ais well
Ls bfItfor it. witwn we know the. woods
old their blue.,t mist about them, as if
okeep thteir rece"'ses tresh? I prefer,
he theory that the air btefotre a storm
uas a refracting quality whzeihnbings
listanes near, like the gla:sses of ate
cope. How does it gain this qutality at
ne time and niot at another? Perhaps
> the diili-rent arrangement of its mole-]
ues by the alteration of the electric 1
urrent'so that varion4 h:tvers of the air
et like lenses in a degree. One lindls
he saime le~s -like quality in the air of
drizna plinsit when muiragei is visible,
mxd nl the nothweiX(st praiie~s, when at i
imes it is like looking through a great 1
>ismn, and the slopes are outlined with
urple and lhid with roseate tinges of
mehainting harmony.
Yon have heard of the old signs and
ayings about the rigrht time of the moon
o' sowing seeds1 and expectimg raim at 4
uha quart tr, and you Itave laughed I
it the idea that the moon01 hatd anything I
,o do with the atihirs of the earth beyond 4
iving light like a big lantern. 'In
act," writes one English scientist, "the I
niluence of the moon on the weather is
s nythical as its inthuence over human
ife." Presently the samne writer speaks
f "the powerful agency of the moon in
asintg tides of otcan and of air, sub
et to the samte tidal influences.'
'arther he declares that "changes of4
he wether' are amssociated( with various
ispects of the moon." Mr. Park Harri
so, one of the closest observers ofI
nodern times, after sttudying a mass of
>bsevattions, concludes that there is a
:endenev in the mooni to warm the
yarth at' her first jua'ter andl cool it at
the third, slightly but pterceptibly. Mr.
3lisher, theL 1;-h-bra;tedl meteorologist,
ns tha t there are moure north winds
n onte-half of the moon's period and
llore. -tuth w'indtl in the othetr--eauses
gitet sutlicent to affect auch stusceptible
'hingrs e', te germs of seed.1
But leavintg the -sight ad~iional heat
riven by the moont out of the questloon,
eseahel brings a new and serious phase
,f thie moon' s influence before us. The
inoiu i-, L .a:tiAor and reflector of the
un's heat, which p~ourC iso her' for a
period fourteen times the length of our'
dat', part of which tIows into spa~ce and
ptrt comews to e'arth. In this period of
iaoh~ion the moon receives not only
eat, btut a pu':tV!n of that intense vital
and electric' force of w idh tha sun is
the center' and source. At her thirti
-arter the moon has been exposed to
& unnfteirupted heat~ of the sun for 265>
'ours, absorbing qutantities of Vitai he2.t
and electricity as well' Why may n~ot
it be also reetor anid radiator of this
electric energy', which we fid diffused
tmhan~htt nature, quickening the seed
in the ground. the leaf in its sheaf, the
blood within our veins, the tissues which
verlay our frame. Science detects a
tide of nervous electric force at its fullest
:tbout 10 o'clock in the forenoon, and
from 3 to 4 in the afternoon, when
hiuman strength and life are at their
best. in the hours opposite which they
are at their lowest, when the sick feel
feeblest. and when the dying find re
ease. The hours of its ebb and flow
are as well known as the tide of ocean,
:nd beyond a doubt such a current
?xists in lower forms of organic life.
ll things point to tho sun as the royal
'oure. the moon as the dispenser and
re(lator, of this magnetic life. Ad
iiral Fitzroy. founder of the weather
;ervice of Great Britain, fairest and most
xact of observers, writes in his weather
book that all the phenomena agree with
he idea of such an electric influence on
he part of the moon, and farther that
t explains all unreconciled facts in
eteorology. This being true, it re
leems from absurdity the dependence of
mankind for centuries On the aspects of
he moon for signs of weather, for times
>f sowing and reaping, for weaning of
Ihildren and young animals, in short,
he most delicate operations of nature,
ensitive to influences we duly feel and
listantly perceive. When all scientific
cuen agrree that, whatever the reason,
ertain changes of the weather and cer
Ain changes of the moon happen to
Zether. we have not far to look for a
ode of weather signals available by
and or sea. The old superstition was
hat the moon caused the change of
Neather, in which lies the mistake, just
is if we believed that the cautionary
ignals of the weather bureau caused
trms. That the moon's changes agree
xith the changes of weather as with the
ides is a belief on which we want the
-xperience of twenty thousand strict
)bserXers.-. Y Mail and Express.
Natural Gas in Dwellings.
The necessary danger attending the
se of natural gas may not be greater
Ihan that encountered in places where
the manufactured article is commonly
riployed for purposes of light and fuel.
but it is certain that since it was utilized
in western Pennsylvania and southwest
ern New York more accidents have re
sulted than can be charged up to artifi
ia'l gas the world over. Two of the
rnost serious of these casualities have
taken place in Pittsburg, where not long
ago a main exploded, wrccking several
buildings and killing four or five people,
and where. within a week, the explosion
f another pipe has resulted in the de
;truction of a steamboat and the loss of
)ne life.
If natural gas may be utilized in the
iomes and the business of the people
with safety a very important problem
will have been solved. Where so em
ployed fur domestic purposes the econ
>niv of the household has been revolu
ioized. Tho pipes are run into ordi
ary cooking and heating stoves, as
well as grates, and, besides saving the
abor of carrying in coal and removing
shes, as well as the cleaning and dust
ng made imperative under the old sys
em, the new device obviates the neces
tity of kindling fires ard of watching
hem, and at the same time reduces the
xpense on account of the fuel and light
>v more than one-half. When a fire is
ranted in every room in the house a
natch for each'room will supply the de
nand. If the fire becomes too strong it
mav be checked by turning a lever, and
>n the other hand by a similarly easy
novement every stove in the house may
>e made red hot at a moment's notice.
The only drawback to all this is the
election that one's house is connected
m direct pipes with the infernal regions,
vith the devil knows who in charge of
le generating process. If all goes well
elow the little thames so successfully in
roduced ini the houses above will be cx
~edingly enjoyable, but in the event of
isturbanees in the dlepths, or of some
light defect in the means employed to
~ontrol the supply, there is no telling
hat might become of the dwellings andl
heir inmates. If the natural gas wells
an be controlled and regulated as sue
~essfully as the reservoirs of the artificial
rticle are, there appears to be no ex
use for the dreadful explosions which
iave taken place from time to time. On
he other hand, if these explosions are to
e set down as unavoidable, the natural
~as enterprise, becomes a dangerous one,
ot only to the pecople who avail thiem
elves of its seeming oonveiniences, but
o the public at large, which may be
>lown to kingdom come at any time
when it least expects it.
Washington Correspondents,
A number of Washington correspond
nts dictate their dispatches to short
and men, andI these transcribe them
or the press. Stenographers are very
heap here, and in ordinary times you
an find one who will take down and
ewrite a column letter for a dollar.
his is much cheaper than doing the
criting yourself, as the greatest expen
Iitre of energy in writing is in the
ushing of the pen. Some correspond
nts dictate their letters to the typewrit
r and several I know have wives who
an run the typewriter as well as the
nost experienced professionals. A lead
ng correspondent of a New York paper
ias ~ wife who can take down a column
>f correspondence from his dictation in
ialf an hour. This colmn contains
Lbout 1 ,500 words, and she must write
Lt the rate of tifty words a minute. This
s very fast typewriter work, and its
ped will be appreciated when it is re
nebered that th e ordinary longhand
riter who composes does remarkably
ell if he writes fifteen words a minute.
. few newspapers keep men at the Capi
tl who are expected to devote them
elves to letter-writing exclusively.
Checze are few, however and their letters
are devoted to erlitorials, dceriptive
natter, anid gossip about men and
neasures. The field. of Washingon
orrespondents seems t me to be widen
~g overy year, There are plenty of
righit iienf in the business, anid of the~
andreds here thme ~get majority are
rained men The dissipatednmen
iong themi can be counte upon your
ingers: and as a rule they are hard
,voriin. keen-witted, snob-hating. gen
:lemaniN fe'llows
A traveler in Mexico writes that he
wras recently in a city of 12,000 poptily
:ion where niot am sincre copy of a~ daily
aewnaner was t-iken.
North Caroliaa Takes a 14)1me Tre:.
Instead of Going to laris.
North Carolina boasts of no l :
than four madstones, each of which ir
alleged to have certain specitic virtm,
making each the great and only mad- 1
stone. Wonderful apparent curtesv
have been effected by the use of these I
madstones during the past half centii
ry. Some of them are even older than:
that, but faith in their eiliacy his
never diminished. There is a famous r
one in Halifax county, and people I
bitten by rabid dogs have been taken
to the stone or the stone h:a- ben i
taken to them for years. Last year.v
two cases were treated by it and one i
is now under treatment.
Another stone is known fr iad
near as the Painter mabtone, :ud i
owned by Mr. Painter, oh P.
county. It is in demand by bo h Vir
ginians and North Car oliti nian, ad I
there are cases known of persons
inz cases known of persons haing
been taken hundreds of imile, to be
touched by this stone.
On Christmas eve R. I White, of J
Halifax county, Va., was hitten by a h1
mad dog. le went to Pinter'
soon as possible for treatment. Pain-:
ter applied the stone sixteen tineS to
the wound. It adhered fitteen ile, im
but at the sixteenth application thev
stone would not adhere. White wa- I
given immediate relief. Last week
negro woman living near I)anville wa i
bitten. Saturday she was taken to J
Painter for treatment, and this is noW a
in progress. The people of that sec- h
tion claim that this is the only -en
uine madstone in the .State. None o y
these madstones have ever been sold 4
By some persons they are rezarded a, b
giving luck to their possessors.
A Kentucky Farmer Biows His Boy's Ha d:
Off, Calling Him Lazy.
News has just been brought to
Owensburg, Ky., by a geatleman trom
Muhlenberg county, this State, of :a1
unnatural murder, that of a son by hi,
father, near the Mud River coal mini
in that county. G. L. Hpkins, thI t<
father, is a farmer, and is about tilty
years old. He has an ungovernabel k
emper at times, and has been the e
dread of the neighborhood. In hi< C
fanily lie has been quite severe, and i
at times even cruel, and then for a d
season, over-indulgent. Last week ie
was ont a spree and in one of hi i
savage moods, finding fault with every-|
thing at home. He charg-ed his son
Willie with laziness and worthle;ssness, t<
altho igh the neighbors looked onl him i
as a patie-it, much abused and over- i
worked boy.
On Saturday morning, about 5 o'clock
Willie. who i- nealy nineteen years b
old, get up and began putting on is;
best clothes. G. L. Hopkins, tle
father, who was standing with his
back to the fire, seeing this, exclaim- I
ed: "You lazy whelp, take otT them
breeches and put on your working h
trouers." Willie nettled up and re
plied: "Pap, I've had enough of that,"
ud wet on dres-ine. "I'll show
you how to talk to me," and grasping bj
the shotgun from the hooks on the
joist, fired as, he spoke the last word h
and blew the whole top of Willie's if
head off. lie hastily pied up his tc
hat and coat and fled, and has so far ti
escaped arrest. w
Robbed of 81.500 and hi Watch.
Phil Cox, a fine-looking man, who R
hails from Yazoo City, Miss., paraded
the streets of New Orleans for a week
with a big dog at his heels anid a thous
and-dollar silver certificate pinined to
his waistccat. lie has beeni a regularr
attendant at the Expositioni race, br
sometimes oetting heavily, atnd wa b
usually in the comyany of sportin d
mni. lie drank a great deal and used
to display the silver certificate without
any fear of the consequences. Last
Thursday night Cox was takein to his L
rooms initoxicated, by three mieni,
named Waddle, Costello aid Faulk
nr, who put him to bed. Wihen he
awoke the next morning his silver cer
tificate, $500 in bills, two diamond
cluster pilns and a gold watch and S
chain, valued at $490, were miissingii~
It was found that the hiniges had been
removed from the door leading into f
the back yard, but it is thought th t t
the presenico of the big dog would
have prevented a robber from entering.
The police were informed late Satur-I
day night and they arrested Waddle, d
but the other two men who tosk Cox u
ome have not been found.
Predicted His Own Deathl.
Daniel G. Sperry, of South Win~d- y
sor, Coinn., who early in Dece:-nher"
predicted his death in thee weels
thereafter, died on Tuesday afternoon ,~ ii
within a month of the (late he pre
dicted. lie had already settled hi' i
business affairs and had boaght a mas- it
ive oak coffin, which lie kept in his
house. The fai!tnre of his prediction e,
that he wor" pass away in December
ad no c t upon him other titan to
make hiimt more depressed in spirits. j
He said nothing further regarding his.
presentment, but it was evidenit to his
friends that he had not abandoned it,
for he showed no interest in daily
affairs or itn the future. lie was well r
advanced in years, but was in ordinary
good health unltil this stranige piresenlt
ment began to prey upo)01 himn.
A Railroad Wrtek.
A disastrous wreck occurred iist II
Wednesday ntight on the St. Joseph
and Des MIoines branch of the Chica- j
go, Burlingtoin and Quitey sys~teml,
about four miles east of Albany. Al
passenger train bound for St. .Joseph
encountered a broken rail, when the
whole trait', except the engine, wvas
thrown from the track and down an
embanktment fitteeni feet. There were
fifteen passangers on the traini and not
one escaped injury. An old man
named Miller, from Palmnyra, !owa,
was instantly killed, his neck beitng
broken. Several were seriously hurt.
--The health of Ex-President Arthur I
has caused some anixiet y during thei
last few weeks, le hatr been under
treatmntt for severe inieturm an:
his diet has been restricted to hI
simlest articles of food, pri"n iyI\
milk and piepsin, lie he~ I.ut~treid
much from insomntia and theated
nervou exitment and depression.i
"In i:2 - itr we nr.umerous
>Iw-esw~wr iimh-rfot was beguiiled
21rb of hi;- a1ll. The mlost noto
ion pha, ,:1 - :4 1iTs , i9. ro run byi Bill
n1d Iv y Ford. TI- uiiin't run anvthino
tiut pkr-roI. h-'o many a poor devil
rith :: t ae f. mgame wa enticed in
"-llow wva-. ihat dn?
-I will tell you. One of the lihang(wrs
i I*OlndI the roois was a gambler
m med Jerry L-wI!. Jerry was crooked
buut'He couhdn't play a fair
-ame if hI w:nted to. Ile had his eap
ra 'und towi gatlriling up the uni
:V. H. ilwi ,ys had his particular
:at %: toe. aild Iwie mani1 who sat op)
IOi:;- to him wvas hvars Ileceed before
""A lit).
"Evrything a:pp:rnfly was on the
l:arI. b:it w:n'. Jrry hail a win
ill wa aom him in iore1 than one.
ite ne'~i ver nt for :mything but big
-amie. He would t around a fellow,
repose a qjuit game of draw. take him
Iii is rolmi. :,I tile two would sit down
:t aethbl in a room by themselves.
errv hl bi< tonti-derate, however, and
:a h'im .itai'nel in a loft immediately
hvt 1!w t.1be. Thier was a small hole
! Che i vihere tile fellow could sec
hnd. Then there was an
-.reios sV tem of wires arranged by
:hi( si0al could Ie iven.
Tile inas w.re 'il giveni on the
oh. of Jrry's foot. There was a hole
a tihit lloor as well as in the ceiling.
(rY Vuld plve his foot over the hole.
Id hi pal .oul work tll wires. They
ad t teleg raph svste'm. One ti) would
lii -':m! Ieh lig. two sollethinl.g else, so
oil st th: the watcher could keep
1rrT inform as to what the other fel
nv'heid. It was a dead-sure thing, and
11ir 1 ria n hint of mouler.
-11W., ..ai the trick discovered?"
nani-d Sam Reid struck
h-v.e wii t . 0. le played bank
4esA and won Q101.00 more. Jerry
ICtel* d him for :i 'ne of draw. an'd
aill cntiid. Tih lirst ilit Jerry
St 11 c. mugh to make the Texain
Ink t!it I-- was- thke bozs poker-plaver
I w.. The ncxt nihit they quit
en The night after Jerry started in
> wi the pi!. but luck was against
im. He couhin't hold anything. He
n Vi-, l-aIt-s< to try and stack the
rd,"' ba:ms. e Reid would have dis
iverei that :iad there would have been
hotin-rap. In spite of signals
"Tir 'uit loser that ilht, but lie didn't
ive up. He triekled Reid again the
et nih, w %von i git along.
-- had won '-1'i.0 4)of the souther
vr's money. and was loving himself out
Swill the ret of it. He raked in a pot
i IG.l. an had dealt the cards him
.If. ed hlid oil about i4.000 left.
''le eot a full I:ind on the draw, and
eriy rot a full hond :ilso, his full hand
en1 1: la . The betting
n n :i d tid h1adA every cent of
i. mom-v i on the call. Before the
ir* er !own ei-d told Jerry to
)141 on :no' '. lie drew a revolver
mi al w tn the table. still retaining
bHl 1Of ihowverVIT.
-oit .thow your hand vet.' he said.
:1rv CtW I Lave in the world is on the
i e' I dolt kiow whih one has the
but I do koiw there has been
ea.:ting donte. ,-mh;, has gyivenl myI
id awy Tait sonmebody is over us.
everyh i' , 1'a:re vou woit object
my Shootini tdhiriouh the ceiling. If
ere is anything crooked of course you
ll object.'
''Rid raisld his pistol and cocked it.
rry didn't say anything but grabbed
Vid'S arM. but it was too late. The gur.
ent off. There wa~s a howl and a
'amperinig heard, and a fall in the next
"Thee.' said Reid. 'Li knewv you were
ibbinig me. I didn't kill that fellow,
at I wishi I had. Now. you just hand
ick every cenit of that nmonev. If you
m't I will putt a hiole through you big
moughi for a dog to erawvl through.'
--.Jerry was tgamei. but Reid had the
-op on hIm.o amd lie was forced to giye
tek every cient he had won."'-Denm'er
A Goo Itemedy.
IIostle' Mlcnnis mt Dr.~Perkins
joniover a fewxy' oago :ion Austin av,
''I am mouch obig.;d to vou, doctor,
r thamt toie vou' '-'ve me," said Hos
'tter. taikinmg' th' l''arnedt physician
-arld by the~ had
''So'it iilele vtu, id it?"
''lt mie?!iw' Welli I should say it
itd. I never4'i h:.d anything br'iace me
lilow. many' bottles- did youi take?"
"'I din't 'tIake "oy myslf. Catch
wI putt i' '0h iimii down my ll thiroat.
hlun I wantl U toiommit suicidV i'll go)
need beneti''d e!teets.i frm It."
''1'o I l~d. m tgave tie stai to my,
eni un10h-. 'ho hadi ju t mae hit wvill
un favor. :bldi now hie is noi more.
nIllotIl tofxvon' tone knot'ked' him
y1 . 1 - '|', r' Si;'i':|rs.
Th Ire t Yua rig atoss lther
ng f:-i .-rei l :md .nt ftorwar'd at
is' ne o'ar:.in.. ir'on .>A to 7.>) iles.
hs ii u I;' be the uik-t time on
> Well (Cleaniung. ('heap ! Durable l
T.~ C. Scane,
O''Liverys stab:e in coanectioin, Feb 25
Shepherd & Co.,
-o -
Tinwares, House Furnishing Goods,
Potware, Kitchen and Stove Utensils.
g Send for Price List and Ciren
Stoa1 B8][81' cul CRdy FacIal
W. A. Reckling,
Portraits, Photographs, Stc
reoscopes, Etc.
Manufacturers of
Tobacco & Cigars,
And Wholesale Liquor DeaIers.
Cliimbia, S. C.
U. H. FISHER, Prop'r.
I respectfully call to the attention of t19,
Farmers of Clarendon the fact that I have
secured the Agenenv for the Corbin Dis.k
Harrow, Planet Jr. Horse Hoe and Culti
vator, Johnson Harvester and the Cotiti
nental Reaper. I have one of each of the'.
instruments for disnlay at my stables, and.
will take pleasure in showing and explai -
ing their utility. No progressive farnier
can afford to do without these implements.
WV. K. BELL, Agt.,
Apr15 Manning, S. 4C.
Notice !
I desire to call to the attention of the Mill
Men and Cotton Planters of Clarendon,
that I have secured the agency for this
County. for the DANIEL PRATT RE
this Gin for several years I can recommene
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 machine-ry
which they may need, at the lowest pric,...
Parties wishing to purchase gins will firal
it to their interest to give theirorders early.
Mtay 5 Manning, o. C.
w. F. B. HvsswoarT, Suter S. C.
Attorney and Counsellor at
MANVNING, B, C, ja2l
3. E.. SCOTT',
Attorney and Counsellor at
MANNG.o s. c. feb.20
E~WSPAR Te et bok
~k1VERTI BINQ suithohepr
ofth costsof advtsing he ada rtiservh
rmationberquires whleforhi Who will
inves tone hundred thusand dollr in d
meet his every reuirement or ecab.fe
St, post-aid to ayaddres for 10 cent.

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