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VOL. III. MANN~-'ING, C LA RENDON ('0 UNTY. S. C., WEI)NESDAY. tJNL ikY1.~ O6
T.llE LA OF TIEH Ei .
so:E E OF Tu~i t:AT PA,'dJ M: T ';;
RECENT LEGILAT -
Statutory 1'r.vaioon, on Variot-N Matt:
or rune1:Gen.
The following are some of the mere
important Acts passed at the recent ses
sion of the General Assembly:
AIn tET AND M.uL.
AN Acr to Amend Section 20 of the
Code of Civil Procedure, relating to
Arrest and "ail.
SEeTION 1. That Seeo'iUR O.) t
Code of Civil Procure be aen
adding thenreto the followi-g, to be
knowni as Prangaph
"In an action for ti ovr s
damages in a cause of actio r
out contract, when the defe n is a
non-resident of the State, or is about to
remove therefrom, or when the action is
for injury to person or character, or for
injunig or for wrongfully t.kueg, nte
tainig or converting property.
IIAwKM: .AND) PEDULOi.
AN Acr to amend Sections 1,33' and 1.: 12
of the General Statutes, rlating to
Hawkers and Peddlers.
SECTIoN 1. That Sections :.1 of the
General Statutes be. nd th, same is
hereby, amended, so that said section, as
amenaed, shall read as follows:
"Section L,33. The clerk o: the Court
of Common Pleas for each coauty shill
have authority to issue such license to
any hawker or peddler, to be available
within the limits of his county, and to
be of force for the space of one yetr
from the date of issue; and he shall
charge for any such license a fee of one
hundred dollars, to be paid by him into
the hands of the county treasurer for the
use of the county."
SEc. 2. That Lcetion 1,:l2 of the Gen
eral Statutes be, and the same is hereby,
amended, so that said sect:on, as amend
ed, shall read as follows:
"Section 1,:M2. The provisi::ns of this
chapter shall not extend to vendors of
fruit, maps, newspapers, miagazines,
books. vegetables, tobacco, provisions
of any kind,or agricaltu-al products, or to
sales by sample by persons traveling for
established commercial house-, or to
sales of staple articles manufactured in
this State."
PAMTrION.
.LN AcT to amend an Act entitled "An
Act to amend Section 3,S'0 of the
General Statutes, in relation to Parti
tion," approved December _,i, A. D.
~..ro 1. That an Act entitled "An
Act to amend Seztion 1,830 of the Gen
eral Statutes, in relation to 1:rtiion,
approved December 26, 1865, be amend
ed by adding thereto the following
proviso: Provided, that nothing herein
contained shall be construed to affect
the power of the Court of Common
Pleas to dispense with the is-suing of
such writ in cases where, in the judg
ment of the Court, it would involve un
necessary expense to issue the same, and
the Court slall have power i all pro
ceedings in partition, without recourse
to the said writ, to determine, by means
of testimony taken before the proper
officer and reported to the Court, vhetli
er a partition in kind among the parties
be practicable or expedient; and in cases
where such partition cannot be fairly
and equally made, to order a sale of the
property and a division of the proceeds,
according to the rights of the parties.
THE sTEA~IlNG OE MIELONS AFD) FRUIT.
As AcT to Punish the Stealing of Melons
or Fruits.
SECrioN 1. That whoever shall steal
from the premises of amnother any melons
or fruits, whether severed from the free
hold or not, shall be deemed guilty of a
misdemeanor, and, on conviction thereof,
shall be pnished by imprisonment for
not more than thirty days, or by fine of
not more than Iifty dollars.
REP.uP.S OF HdwAYs.
As Aer to amend Section 618 of the
General Statutes of South Carolina,
relating to the Repairs of Highwas.
SECnoN 1. That Section Gld of the
General Statutes of South Carolina be,
and the same is hereby, amended so as
to read:
"SECTION C18. The county commis
sioners shallitake charge of and superin
tend the repair of the highways in the
county; the bridges shall be repaired
under their supervision, and the expense
of the same shall be paid out of the
money in the treasury, raised and appro
priated for this purpose; and all the
work on bridges given out by the county
commissioners, whe n thc amonnt shall
exceed the sum of ten dollars, shall be
done by contract; when the amount
hall exceed the sum of one hundred
dollars the county commissioners are
hereby required to advertise the same in
at least one of the papers ina ths county:
said proposal in all such cuses b~e accom
panied by two or mocre suilicient sureties;
when the amount is less than one hun
dred dollars and is over ten dollars, the
county commissioners are hereby re
quired to advertise the same by posting
a notice in three public places, one of
which must beC at the p~lace where the
work is to be done; said notices to be
posted ten (10) days prior to the day on
which work is to be let: and the county
commissioners shall have the right to
reject any or all bids if in their judgment
the interest of the county so requires.'
cosm>E~nTE so .nils
As Acr to allow persens wh sh1l have
resided within this State for ten years
since the close of the* Ci War, and
who have lost~heir legs oruarms, or
have been permanentl di'ebled in:
their legs or arm's, durng Military
Service mn the years *3, i 2
164 an 186r to:antebdt
of an Act enitled An Act to pirovide
Artific"ialbs fo hl .lies of the
State who lost their leg~s (o rms, or
who have Lsen p1 an sr abe
in their legs or artu aurig M-ilitary
Service in th years~ j. , s, *;,
1864 and 1s8.>, an wh have' noL t beeni
supplied under the provisins of form
er Acts of the Generai Assembly," ap
prove'd December 17. D. 18H , and
the Acts amendatory thereto.
SrnoN 1. That p~ersons~ who w. en
gaged in the milita~ry . \ vi f- C: (''
federate State, un-i n he so ye n~vc -
sided~ withini thle Stae for a period nil
ten years since the close' of the~ civil war,
*y be pe*rmalnenltly disaied in 41heir
e r dring such s.nice, shall
, nted to the benefits of an Act 6n
iIt "Au Aet to provide artfi:-i;d limbis
ftr al 'oldiers of tle State wlo los
tieir legs or arms, or who have been
pernently disabled in their legs or
arus during military servie" in the years
A8t3, l', 1 1,'186 and i '15, and
who have not been supplied under the
provisin"s of former Aets (f the General
eiy," approved December 17,
. D. -1 an d of all. the Acts of the
Generil ably amendatory thereto.
The provisions of this Act siall not bc
to 1pply inl the case of any one
wa> may v received as.sistaine froi
..y t -.r.tato. And every applicant
r t relijej tftendac.l I. tli Act ,llH
f ~nih tisfactor pi rooi to the compt
taller gene'ral of the State- that no such
ass.tc hs been furniiACsd such al)
pl'cant by anv uther Statc.
THE H T oF DEEP.
AN AeT to Amend Section 1, (67 of the
General Statutes, relating to the Hunt
ing of Deer.
SEc-noN 1. That Section 1,67 of the
General Statutes be, and the same is
reby, amended, so that the said see
Lon shali read as follows:
'Sction 3,'87. It shall not be lawful
for any person in this State to kill any
ueer, or to worry them with dogs, or
otherwise, with intention of (es-troving
them, between the first day of l'ebruary
and the first day of September. in any
year hereafter, except in the ecunties of
CIarendon, Georgetown, Colleton, Wil
liamsburg, Mariboro, Kershaw, Horry
Darlington, Marion and Berkeley, in
which counties it shall not be lawful to
hunt them between the first day of Feb
ruary and the first day of August. Any
person violating this Section shall, upon
conviction thereof, be fined not less than
ten nor more than twenty dollars, or be
imprisoned not less than ten nor more
than twenty days, which fine, if imposed,
shall be recoverable before any Court of
competent jurisdiction; one-halk thereof
to go to the informer, and the other half
thereof t o the use of the county in which
the conviction is had."
SzC. 2. That an Act entitled "An Act
to amend Section one thousand six hun
dred and eighty-seven (1,6187') of the
General Statutes, relating to the hunting
of deer," approved December 23, 1884,
be, and the same is hereby, repealed.
THE LICENSE LAW IN ANDERsON AND
LAtRENS.
AN AcT to submit the question of License
for the sale of Suirituous, 3alt or In
toxicating Liquors in Anderson and
Laurens Counties to the gualified i
Electors thereof, and providing pena-!
tics for the violation or evasion, or
attemnpted evasion, of the Prohibition
Law, ii a majority of the said Electors
vote in favor thereof.
SEc-ToN 1. That it be submitted to a
vote of the qualified electors of the
Counties of Anderson and Liaurens to
pass upon the question of license for the'
sale of spirituous liquors within the
Limits of said county, or no license;
therefor, at a special election to be held'
on the tird Tuesday in August. A. D.
18187, between the hours of 8 eelock a.
m. and 4 o'clock p. in.: Provided, that
no election shall be held except upon a
petition signed by a majority of the!
owners of real estate in either c'ounty in
which the election is to be held. That
for the purpose of holding sail election,
the commissioners of elections for such
counties be authorized and required to
ppoint a commissioner of registration
in each township, who shall serve with
out compensation, and likewise appoint
three days in which such commissioners
of registration shall register all male
citizens residing in their respective pre-!
cincts over the age of 21 years, and give
to them certificates of registration, which
shall be delivered to the managers of
election when such voter deposits his
ballot. The commissioners of election
for said counties shall give fifteen days'
notice by publication in one or more
county papers of the name of such com
mussioners of registration, the days upon
which and the places at which such
registration shall be had. The books of
the registration shall be open for inspec
tion by the public, and shall be, on the:
day preceding the election, turned over
to the managers of election. A separate
book shall be kept for each poll; and no:
pers.>n~ shall be allowed to register or
vote in such election who has been con
victed of any crime which disqualifiesI
under the Constitution, and who is not
a citizen of the State and a resident of
the county for six months preceding the
election. The county commissioners
shall furnish the necessary blanks and.
books re quired herein.
Sre. 2. That for the purpose of hold
ing said election the commissioners of
election, for State and county oilleers,1
in said cotunties, are hereby required to
appoint three mlanagers of election for
each voting precinet in the counties, and!
publish a list thereof at least fifteen days
before such election, stating the time
and places of such elections and the
question to be voted upon, and the form
of ballot thereon, as follows: Those who
favor the granting of license to sell
sirteus bliqul~ors in such counties shall
v~oe abalotwith the words "no pro hi-'
bition'' written or printed thereon, and
tho0se v~0 opp~ose sush license shall vote
a ballot with tihe word "prohibition"
written or pirited thereon. In case any
uaage so appolinted refuses or fails to
serve in such elections, said commission
ers of election .',hall have the right to
ap,-oint some other person to take tihe
ple" of such manager so refusing to
erv e . The commissioners of electioh
shiall furnish the managers with suitable
balot-bo' as and the necessary stationery
'or condiucting the election, and the said
tnagr .shall qualifs i ur State elec
'ens. They "shall proeed to count the
bal '< a so as the polls close-, and
shal lodge with the said commlhissioners
i elcto th ballet-boxes containing
e alt n- poll jists, with a certified
,t emet of th. r'sult of tile election,
*: * 'lc p. m. on the day following
le elein. Th commrissiouers and
-nnagers of e'lection shall serve without
:Oitypensiation in ti s election. but the
-o'unty commissoners for such county
shall fromi the coPun.y funds. deiray all
aceessry expenses incurred byv the com
ruisioners of eletion herein ordered.
T:1 That the commissioners of
*eetion shall tablate and declare the
snu a m i lec ion an publish such
-rilete threof with the statemnt,
by ceinets, i th ollier of the clerk of
die Cut for Anderson county and
Lairens county reslpective-ly, which
!shall he deemed and ;aken to bet' notice
to &l the citizens of the sail counties as
t tht result of the election therein.
Sc. 4. That if a majority of the elee
tors voting in such electio shall vote
"no prohibition," then the council of
such city, town or villagi in such coun
tv shall continue to grant licenses for
the sale of spirituous liquors under the
provi-ions of law as now existing in such
city, town or village.
Sao. 5. That if a majority of the elec
tors, voting in such election, shall vote
'-prohibition," it shall not be lawful for
the county treasurer or the council of
any city, town or village in such county
to grant any lic-nse for the sale of spir
ituous. miiait or imoxic:'g li(quor.
Shat ia nijority of tie elec
tors voting in such elect ion vote proli
bition, it shall be a misdemeanor for any
person or persons except druggists, to
sell any spirituous, malt or intoxicating
liquors, except domestic wines, as now
provided by law in such counties, with
out a municipal license, and any persor.
violating this law, upon conviction
thereof, shall Le imprisoned for a term
of not less than thirty days, or more
than twelve months, and fined in the
discretion of the Court.
SEc. 7. That if a majority of the elec- J
tors voting in such election vote prohi
bition, it shall be a misdemeanor for any
person to give away, barter or exchange
spirituous or malt or intoxicating liquors
in connection with any business con
ducted by such person in such counties
without a municipal license, and upon
conviction thereof such prson shall be
imprisoned for a term of not less than
thirty days or more than twelve months,
and fined in the discretion of the Court.
SEc. S. That if a majority of the elec
tors, voting in such election, vote prohi
bition, it shall be a misdemeanor for any
person to keep any spirituous or malt or
intoxicating liquors in any room or
house in said c 'unty in which a United
States license to sell the same is posted,
without a license under the State laws
also, and upon conviction thereof such'
person shall be imprisoned for not less
than thirty days nor more than twelve
Months, and fined in the discretion of
the Court.
SEe. 9. If a majority of the voters in
uch election vote prohibition, it shall
bc the duty of every railroad agent in
uch counties to keep a separate book,
in which he shall enter every barrel, keg!
>r package of spirituous, malt or intoxi
nting liquors received at his station by
freight or by express, the date of its re
-eipt, the consignee, the character of
spirits marked on it, and the amount
.ontained in each package. i
Sc. 11. If a majority, of the said
alectors vote "prohibition," it shall be a;
a1isdemea nor for any druggist to sell
it
my spirituous or malt or intoxicating
iquors, or any bitters compounded by
Liim, or for him, to evade this law, with
>ut a written prescription from a regular
practicing physician in actuc 1 attendance
apon a patient, which shall certify that:
uch physician is attending the person
or whom the prescription is made, the
imout prescribed, and that in the judg
nent of such physician the stimulant is
aeeded for that patient, and that the
3ertiiicate is not given to enable the
atient or any other person to procure .
Inch stimulant as a beverage. All such
prescriptions shall be filed to them- .
elves, and shall be open to inspection 1
by the police or any member of the city
>r town council, or by any other person
interested therein. Any person violating
;he provisions of this section shall, upon
3onviction thereof, be imprisoned for,
sot less than thirty days nor more than
weve months, and fined in the discre
ion of the Court. :
SEc. 12. That if a majority of theI
lectors, voting in such election, vote
prohibition, any physician who shall:J
give the prescription, as prescribed in
the foregoing section, to enable any per
ion to obtain an intoxicant as a bever
age, or who shall give the prescription
ander circumstances different from those
stated in the certificate, shall be guilty
of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction
thereof, his name shall be stricken from 1
the roll of physicians, and he shall not
again be allowed to practice medicine in
such counties, and shall be liable to iine
and imprisonment in the discretion of
the Court.
SEc. 13. That all Acts or parts of Acts
inconsistent with the provisions of this
Act be repealed, in so far as they may in
terfere with the operations of this Aet,
so far as they may affect the counties of
Anderson and Laurens.
-rhe FamtiXouon .5tory.
-. moon story, which appleared in
the fall-of 183~>, in the columns of the
New York Sun, was the most gigantie
newspaper hoax ever perpetrated. It
was known that Sir John Herschel had
gone to the Cape of Good Hope, to
make observations with the new instra
ments of extraor linary power. Then
there appeared a gies of p~apers de
scribing what Sir Jolms had discovered.
They purported to b >pied from the
pages of a supplemen he Edinburg
(Scotland) Journal s ce, exclusive
copies of which had been -ceived at the
Sun ofiee.
It was known that the~ Ctiosphere of
the Cape of Good flop~ unequalled
for purity, and of courise has a corre
sponding facility of astro'nomical ob
servation, and w it was stat i, that
nobody amorw u could undertake to
deny, ~espei.' as it was said to be con-]
firmed by actua obseryvation, that the
great olbj c glas., '1 e astronomer's
chif t elegraph wa a' lensx of seven tons
wieight, no great vwonder was felt if the
reu ? romi its use were unexampled.
It w:.s said, then, in the alleged report
of the "grea isc~oveies," that so great
was th'e mnifing1 powevr of this in
strumeant. ( ,A 4 time.. that it could
impa)rt to ob'jects at the distance of thle
mloonI a deg.re of visibility equal to that
enjoyed by' objlects on our earth nt
x?ore thian on e hun'xdredt yards ofl ' his
pu it in St.IJohn' power to new\.
not~ oLy the larger class of natural ob
jects in t'e m~o' n, but to see w'ithi eaLs
th e dwel'ings, anias and even pesn
of the L'inarians, which he accordingly
described.-Ben. Perley Poore in MI.n
uatureis' Gazette
Alice O)ates, the weelilo non coamic
Upera singr, died 3Ionday. even4ing'' at
the re'idenc- of h--r husb~an, m ji a-~
delphia. She had wast el awy' greatly
under a painfuli compxllication of diseases,
some iterest::: t-; About tar Con
gr- eron:: Cot-ntt i:: 1he Buck t riet
Hlow smlsWas 1eatenl.
(S:ahor'c Sani in th0 Au:na Chi::e.)
A few days ago I had the rlasure of 1
meeting James Singleton, one of the I
colored members from Berkeley county i
in the Legislature of 1882-and an in
teresting and powerful factor in the re
cent contest in the Seventh district be- I
tween Col. William Elliott and Robert 1
Smalls. That fierce political race is I
fresh in the recollection of all, and it I
will be r-emembereLd that Colone! Elliott p
ntered the 'neld against his expressed i
nMcliuation. and yielded his pleasare and I
iludgment to the wishes of his party. 1
yhe Seventh district bad been a Ivpub- <
ielan stronghold since the days of Fed- a
eral occupation, and in 1882 had sent a <
Rlepublican, E. W. M. Mackey, to Con- 1
yress 1,y a overwhelming rajority. t
Macker died in 183, and Robert Smalls t
i colored Rdepublican, was elected to till s
the unexpired term. In 1881 Smalls was
retuned to Congress, defeating Colonel h
Win. Elliott. the nominee of the Demo- t
rats. In this election the Republican
najority had been considerably dimin- t
shed, bint not enough to afford amy hope S
Or the Dei crats in the next election. v
ft was under such adverse circum- 1
tance-4. and in the teeth of despair, that t
olone: Elliott was tendered the Demo- ]
ratie nomination in I8S. He had no
le. ire iora second sacrifice, but yielded b
:o the solicitation of his party, who be- c
ieved him the only man in the district f
hat eenid lead the "forlorn hope." His I
ictoy is Well known, and to that victo- a
-v no one contributed more than Tamesil
ingleton, of St. Stephen's parish,
3erkeley county. t
Singleton favored me with a short I
iketch of his own political career. He (
-eceived no furher education than a l
)rief course at a country school, and s
rhat he has achieved has been due to 9
heir force of character, aided of course, f
y the peculiar power held by the Re- s
)ublican party in his county. in 1882-83 1
te represented Berkeley county in the la
tate Legislature. His colleagues were I
nderson Singleton, W. W. Becket, C. i
. Rlavenel and W. G. Pinckney all col. t
red men. - 8
It was in this Legislature that Pinch- b
iec made himself famous by voting for Y
giself as Urited States Senator. When u
s name was reached, in course of the I d
lection, he called out, "I vote for Wil- b
iam G. Pinckner." Pinckney's vote Ie
as the only one c ast for himself, and c
ien. M. C. Butler was elected.
Since 18S Singleton has not been in e
)oities himself, though at every etection a
ic has worked for his party, except in i
he cliction in 18s-, when he joined h
orces with the Democrats and insured h
he election of Colonel Elliott. Ie is r
till without the arena, but the bee has t]
Lot entirely ceascd to buzz in his bon- so
tet. There is no certainty of his con- si
inued allegiance to the Yemocrats, as h
is defection was rather because of the a:
'bossism" of Smalls than from any con- B
ersion to Democratic principles. There g
s no doubt, however, that his alliance u
ron the vietory of '86, and the party e
wes him its gratitude and a part in its a:
riumphs. t
After meeting Singlzton I inquired n
uto his work for the Democrats last in
-car. What he helped to accomplish
ay be appreciated by noting the change
a the votes of Berkeley, and especially
a St. Stephen's Parish. where Singleton
tid his best work. In 1882 this Parish a
,are Mackey about 400 votes against 56 n
or E. Sam Lee. In 1884 Smalls re- al
eived in the same Parish a large major- n
tv over Colonel Elliott. In 1886, Colo- e:
1e Elliott received 401 votes in the si
ame Parish against 45 for Smalls; thus
ore than reversing the Republican ma- ft
ority of 1882 and 1884. T
Ithas been claimed that this enormous it
aajority was obtained through fraud. I p
iill not now discuss this charge, but lIi
ertainly there was widespread defection st
n the ranks of the Republicans in the d
eventh district. The strength aof that ti
>arty, indeed the life of the party, and h
he party itself, was in the colored n
-oters. Smalls was a colored representa- p
ive, and they looked at him as a friend n
n places where he could benefit his own e
ace. This, they claimed, he always tI
ailed to do, and rep~resented his con- jk
tituents only in color. b
In the words of one of the disaffected, a
inmalls "had grown too heavy for the I
arty to carry," and the party "had to
rop him." ~On one occasion, speaking 1o
:o a voter who was working against him, ti
imalls is said to have exclaimed: "The b
an dog can't stand by the fat dog," k
Ld struck his hand on his pocket for cm
miphasis. Such a representative must o
.c lefeated, and lhe went down beneath k
he we'ight of indignation his actions t]
td his neglect had brought upon him. a
t is said that Smalls helped to defeat v
aimself by his candid recognition of the g
robity and honor of Colonel Elliott. a
smallanounced from the stump that h
Dolonel Elliott was in every way fitted si
or the place, and that his own (Smnalls') it
egal representative in Beaufort. What- t
aver may be the result of the contesti
ver the seat in Congress, it appearsb
2vi dent that outside of fraud practiced b
>y either party, Colonel Elliott beat a
Smalls by just and unpurchased votes. b
In
An 1 idahn I~dito:ttui a larg?-lar. c
"We wish to return our sinceres
hanks," savs the editor of an Idaho 0
paper, "to "the enterprising but mis- I
~uided burglar who broke into our resi- t
lence night before last under the im
pression that he was cracking the crib
>f the druggist who lives next door. He
ntered at a window and carefully re
amoved his bouts, setting themn down on.
thme Iloor. To this circaustancee and to i
thme Lfat that we saw him c'olne in we are
indebted for the tirst good pair of boots
we have had in ten years. WVhile he was1
rusn'&ing thle haouSe we imetly slipped
ut of bedu and excanmgei our1 old boots
fr is ad ah wentiac'k to bmed and
Wi e-. ilow loug he was in the
hu we do n ot kuow, but the p~resumpnl
um is tlamen he went away be took a
th ld bo ot.. Thmey have been missing
ever since. and there was nothing else
to tak~e."
-, rs.- L. A. B'ib of Montgomery,
"lI. ed-I Sunday' night inm the eighty-~
I-r...dent...the hi lLr ipil Si- a
eietyXi an her goo d deds to the sick j
and wounded on b~othj sides. jt
H1OW THEF.Y Pi.AYEb T.
k Base LaHl Teamn ihat :tNeerMn
severe.
(From the Miwank.:e wi'nr.-)
If the dramatist who declared a quar
er of a cycle ago that "much villainy
nay be vented in a pudding," had stood
vith a Wisconsin reporter near the
-acant lot at the corner of Grand avenue
.nd Ninth street, yesterday afternoon,
te would have added: "Much hu!mor
nay be vented in three little colored
>oys and two little white boys playing
>all." The game was a side issue to a
-ame in which larger boys were engagd
n the other part of the field. The
irgest white boy, who wore a tight
>lush cordurov suit, and tie lrgest
olored boy were a the z0L. playing
gainst the'other three. The n a-'est
olored boy was catcher, while a woolly
Leaded, sable-skinned youngster twirled
he sphere for the outside, aid a diminu
ive white boy played the bases, short
top and tieltrs' positions. A still
maller colored boy gamboled around
ome-plate and behind the catcher, get
ing generally in the way.
The white boy in corduroys went to
[le bat as the reporter came on the
cene. The pitcher asked him where lie
anted it, and when he said, "High
all," threw it and struck the batter on
he foot. The catcher said 'Dead ball."
i next ball was out of reach, and the
amboling urchin ran after it, as it
ounded against the brick wan. The
atcher ran after it too, but the other
all upon the hll and fought for it,
-hile the man wn second base ran around
ad came in. Tiien the catcher, whose
.p was short enough to show white
,eth, angrily cuffed the little~ iellow on
de head with his fist, and obtained the
all by force. The tiny coon was evi
ently half-minded to cry, but changed
is intention, and kicked at the catcher's
ain. The fielder, meanwhile, had be
un to climb a sapling which served as
rst base, and, missing his hold, had
:raped the skin of his wrist. The next
all was over the base, and the striker
it it over the fence in left field. He
roceeded to run around the bases. The
elder was bewailing his sore wrist, and
1e pitcher threw his hat on the ground
ad stood on his head, facing second
se, and stuck out his tongue at the
ase runner, while the catcher shouted
i treble, "Put her home! What yer
ing Jimmy!" A bystander threw the
all over the fence, and it got in the'
tcher's hands in time to drive the
)rdurov voungster back to third base.
Jhen the'ball was thrown to the pitch
he lav down on his stomach upon it,
Ad en<Ieavored to induce the man on,
tird to run in on the supposition that
e had lost it. By this time the - iielder
ad got to third, and when the -
inner started to run in the pitcher
irew the ball to third. Then the fielder
dd'he wouldn't play, and the pitche
ood on his head and walked around on
is hands, making horrible grimaces,
2d the ball rolled under the fence.
:armony was finally restored and the
tme progressed. The pitcher threw
p his hat and yelled, "Butterfingers!"
rerv time the catcher misscd a foul tip,
id there was constant discussion be
reen the batsman and catcher as to the
mber of strikes. The game remained
statu quo when the reporter left.
Old-Fashioned I!oiskee.rs.
Therre's a kind of woman who is fast
appearing from the race. They are
t being born in any great numbers,
id in a couple of generations they will
>t be known at all. They will be an
tinct race, and as they leave no
atues or endurable works of art or
onuments behind them, nobody in
tture ages will ever know they existed.
heir monuments are eaten every morn
g and every evening and they disap
sar. As long as women of this kind
re their good works will renew them
lves, and they'il be missed when they
e; but it looks sadly as if this genera
n would see the last of th-m. Per
tps some of you may have guessed 1
an the lady of the old school who
ides herself on her housekeeping. I
ean the lady w-ho is in most cases rath
old, who will not accept anything but
e best meat from the butcher, who
ows butter and eggs and cheese like a
>k, and whom the grocer hates cordi
ly while he respects and admires her.
know one, and I would like to see the
an who would try to palm off on her
eomargarine. Those housekeepers,
Lose mothers who pride themselves oni
einging up their children well, and who
sep a constant eye on their servants,
mn only be beat from the strictest rules
Epropriety in the household by house
ieping considerations. There's one of
is dear, old-fashioned school up town
ho has a very pretty servant maid, a
ry tempting servant maid, who always
ts served first in the morning, and has
1 the tradespeople interested in the
oue. The milkman tries to come late,
>he may find her, and the buttermnan
wild about her, and the butcher some
mes comes himself to see that the meat
all right. Those advantages have not
een lost upon the lady of the house,
at she is a stickier for propriety. So,
hen, the other mnorning, she found the
ther's boy kissing the pretty servant
aid, she was shocked. She wrote a
te to the butcher and told him if he
>uldnt send a boy who behaved him
dl she would take her name off his list
Ecustomers and she'd get her meat else
here. At breakfast she spoke about it.
Well, mamma, you'd better write to
ie uttermnan, too. He kisses her every
toring," said the daughter of the
ouse.
"What? The butterman, too?"
"Certainly. I saw him yestera mornll -
"Dear me! Well, I can't lpdy it.H
ust just doe it. for I can't get anythin1
ke as good butter anywhiereee.-a
rancisco Chronicle.
The str-ike of the coal band 0~ n'
ork is causing somleaprhri
bout the coal 5upliy and c'r'plai
e being made on that score
Phil. Y. Green, a p~roin-nt colored
anter living near Carey, lliss, wa
illed by unknown men who a'ccused hhn
ienticing away their tield hand.
Fire occu;rred- in th aleaz'ar pal'n,
as compljletdy d 'e'yd Jt isi
orted that seve ral per?ons were burnedl
::::y .n'. . Scenv, and People.
Ti wor d has been girdled by a
biceele. An American has brought a
new Arai'an Nights tale to the city of
Harou 'l Rxchid, and a fresh wonder
story to tie nursery books. A young
ii an from tile little village of Turney,
Mo.. 'Mr. Thomas Steveus, started from
san Francif)eo at S o'lock on the morn
oig .o ril 2- 1844, to go around the
vr hi ' ib yele. He has just arrived
;in S"n Ftrncel, after spinning about
t vhir1ing globe for two years and
elit mionth. He went as specil dele
late to all nations of the prosperous
maazine, Outing.
31r. Stevens wheeled across the Sierras
through snow sh'is, tunnels, canons,
along precipices and around mountains
where he heard the roaring of the snow
slides and found the peaks covered with
thirty fcet of snow, Then over the
dresert of Nevada, with its mirages, where
no birds were visible and little shining
lizards were the only living things; now
calling on the Piutes, now aiming a shot at
a mountain lion, then riding by the clear
moonlight through the Rockieg; next
crossing Utah, swimming in the Salt
Lake, chatting with a pretty Mormon
maiden, riding past the castellated rocks
o a G rcen 1;iver, and slowly crossing the
red desert. Then going through Ne
braska and Iowa, past a communistic
community of 15,000 happy people, with
30,000 acres of rich land, with towns
and factories. So on through Illinois,
Indiana, Ohio, Northern Pennsylvania,
New York and -Massachusetts. At 2
o'clock in the afternoon of August 4 he
caught sight of the spires of Boston. He
had crossed the continent in 103; (lays
and had traveled 3,700 miles.
'Mr. Stevens rested in New York dur
ing the winter, and in the spring of
188 sailed, with his bicycle, for Liver
pool to take up the thread of travel that
he was going to Lie about the world. He
sailed on the City of Chicago with two
slips of bicycler's paper-one to paste on
the Chinese wall and one on the cliffs of
the Kvbeer Pass.
On 'May 2, 1885, he started from Edge
Hill Church, Liverpool, to wheel across
the vast continents of Europe and Asia.
He wheeled :00 miles to London, meet
ing at a bicycle tournament on the way
Mrijor Knox Holmes, who had recently
taken a spin of 114 miles in ten hours.
Crossing to Dieppe on a Channel steam
er he wheeled through Normandy, down
the valley of tie Seine, passed noble
hateausand ruins, till, on May 13, he
saw the Arch (if Triumph and entered
Paris; then by vineyards down the val
eys of the Maine and Moselle to Nancy,
rid through German Lorraine to Stras
burg, through the Black Forest to
Munich, where he tipped a student of
the university under the impression that
lie was a waiter. Through Austria,
where he met a man who spoke English,
ut had never before met anyone else
who spoke that tongue; through Hun
ary, where rows of women were work
ing in the fields under overseers like
blacks in the South in the days of
,avery; through Servia and Bulgaria,
and through Turkey, where the Turks
were delighted with his bicycle, and a
pasha had a Turk play "Yankee Doodle"
n a harp for him. He arrived in Con
tntinople July 2, 1885, two months
ter leavng Liverpool.
Pishing oi through Asiatic Turkey
d Peria, the plucky American arrived
t Teheran in November, 1885, when the
uiter came and he had to stop till
pring in the Turkish capital. He then
tarted to go through southern Siberia
nd northern China. The Russians re
ued him passports. He tried to go
hrough Afghanistan. The Russians
bjeted. He started to go anyhow.
he Russians stopped him. He wheeled
ack to Constantinople, took a trip to
alcutta, and rode through India and
outhern China. lie rode through
hina last fall. Mobs of superstitious
hinaen mobbed him as the devil on
vheels, and he reache'd Shanghai sur
ounded by a Chinese military escort.
ihen he took a spin across Japan and
ad finished his journey. He sailed from
'okio to San Francisco. He traveled
about 10,000) miles on his bicycle, which
s an ordinary road machine.
.* Chibl's Devotion.
Some years ago there was a country
rntemaan in D)erbyshire who met with
errible rev erses, and was bereft .of wife
an' son, only a daughter about twelve
eirs of age being left him, relates a
vriter in Cassell's Magazine for D)ecem
ber. A neihbor sent a few chairs and
t couple of oeds into an ernpty cottage
o btt thec father and child migbt have
roof over their hieads, bat could do n~o
nore, though she would have gladly
ave keit the little girl, wiho, however,
usisted that she must be at home in the
ew house to welcomei h.er father, and
nake him as comfortable as she could.
he only possession she had clung to
was a small rosewood workbox, which
a belcnged to her dead mother, and
whon left alone to awai.t her father's re
turn from the county town, she opened
wn' work~box and sat down with her
iedie like a little old wvoman. It was a
warm atituman afternoon when she thus
~'tt led herself, but in the course of an
ura heavyt rain came on, which lasted
her whole evening, and it was long aftert
lar k wh en she heard her father's weary
otteps aIpproachiing and joyfully
peea the door to let him in. lie was
wet thtrough, and almost broken hearted,
t torougidy beaten man, andthe child's
ne ie was that a cup of tea would
Omort him. She had been provided
0 ith thle tea and the pot to make it in,
1d a etl and everytingi necessarvy
'a pl' nwoal, buit her de.p:p'it may
)h.u1ie Vhea o.he fo1101 there_
.asnt a art':i cof 1t, '; the house.
E ih oi *her i:-. e sitting shiiv.:ring,
.r e a .,ri.: in: his Lands, was
noiatia o he and a unie as
'>0b : h I Iru tup i w rkbox,
ont th :digt avi io l'o cot
s ec.,etH:.:2to ibet on thea
.dddtie th"ke p*liecs ais son
ha iame '~ st eough, boiledi
e~ etl . adL e te hot cur> of tea
uere wat.J .aomthing sublime about that'
bid' mother-wit and devotion.--New
wup- whousiicted for~ brin
od rieitde to pass the Blroadwa~y
GRAIN PRODUCT OF THE COUNTRY.
Great teduct ion iii the Corn Product-De
crea'e of Value of Wheat and Oats.
WAsixeTo , January 13.-The de
partment of agriculture's estimate of the
area, product and value of corn, wheat
and oats for permanent record are com
pleted. The official work of the year
has been thoroughly reviewed with State
co-operation. All the available data of
crop production and the aggregates are
substantially those recently reported.
The corn crop in round numbers aggre
gates 1,665,000,000 bushels, grown on
75,000,000 acres, and has a farm value
of S610,000,000. The yield is 22 bushels
per acre, 4- bushels less than last year.
There is an increase of area of over 3 per
cent. and a decrease of product of 10 per
cent., while the average price has in
creased 12 per cent., or from 32.18 cents
to 36 cents per bushel.
The aggregate product of wheat is
457,000,000 bushels from an area of
nearly 37,000,000 acres, having a farm
value of -9314,000,000. The average value
is 68.7 cents per bushel, against 77.1
cents for the previous crop and 64.5
cents for the great crop of 1884. This
is 35 per cent. reduction from the aver
age value between 1870 and 1880. The
yield of spring wheat centres is better
than was expeeted early in:the season, but
on the Pacific coast much worse. The
general average for winter and spring
wheat is nearly 12.4-10 bushels per acre.
The product of oats is 624,000,000
bushels, 5,000,000 less than last year,
from an area of over 23,000,000 acres,
producing a value of $186,000,000. The
average yield is 26.4-10 bushels against
27.6-16 last year. The average value is
28.8-10 cents per bushel, last year 28.5-10
per bushel.
The Right to Blacklist.
In the city court at New Haven, Conn.,
Saturday, Judge Pickett rendered a de
eision in the cases of William H. Wal
lace, assistant superintendent in the
New York, New Haven and Hartford
Railroad, and Stacy P. Opdyke, super
intendent of the New Haven and
Northampton Road. accused of conspira
cy by Thomas F. Meany, who charged
them with "blacklisting" him. The ac
cused were fined $50 each. They will
undoubtedly appeal from the decision.
The Judge, in his decision, said, that he
was clearly of the opinion that a con
spiracy designed to hinder any man
from putting his labor on the market
when, where and for such compensation
as he may agree for is equally criminal
with any conspiracy designed to hinder
the sale of merchandise of any producer
or dealer, and is more disastrous in
effect than any other form of conspiracy
except that to take life. To convict of
such conspiracy circumstantial evidence
is competent and may be conclusive. It
is sufficient if it is shown that the parties
had a mutual understanding to the com
mon design and tLe part each was to
perform in the attainment thereof. The
court was satisfied that Wallace and
Opdyke had a mutual understanding
that a man not approved by one should
not be employed by the other. This
was to all intents and purposes a boycott.
upon the individual.-Baltimore Sun.
The Last of a Heroic Family.
Paymaster Milton BuckinghAm Cush
ing died at his residence in. Dunkirk,
N. Y., last week. He was the last of
the famous Cushing family, one of four
brothers who entered largely in the his
tory of their country, to whose service
they devoted themselves. Of a family
of five l>:others and two sisters, fouir
brothers and one sister survived. Two
of the brothers entered the navy and two
the army. All died in the service, and
their mother, now of the age of seventy
eight, survives all. The Gushing name
is familiar to all who are acquainted
with the history of the war. The most
famous of the four was, perhaps, Com
mander Win. B. Cushing, of the navy.
01 his many exploits during the war,
the sinking of the Confederate ram
Albermarle in the Roanoke River in
October, 1864, was the greatest. He
became a commander in the navy, but
did not survive the war. He is buried
at Annapolis. Alonzo H. Cnshing,
another brother, graduated from West
Point, and received a commission as
lieutenant of artillery. He was killed
at Gettysburg, where he commanded a
battery. He was buried in the West
Point Cemetery. Howard B. Gushing,
another brother, was killed by Indiana
in Arizona while serving as a lieutenant
of regulars. He entered the regular ser
vice from the volunteers, with -whom he
enlisted during the war. Paymaster M.
B. Cushing, who has just died, 'as the
oldest of the four. He entered the navy
at the outbreak of the late war, and had
a record of twenty-six years, making him
one of the oldest in the service. His
last active service was as paymaster of
the Mediterranean fleet in 1879. Since
then he has been incapacitated for ser
vice.
Sound( ing the Alarmi.
The Jacksonville Times-Union says
the tourist travel is being diverted to a.
considerable extent from Florida to Cal
ifornia, and asserts that scarcely any
ell'oxts have been made to secure for
Florida the attention at the Narth to
which it may partly lay claim. b furth
er says that the diversion to California
has been made by a systematic and
thorough advertising of "its attractions
and by the liberahity of railroads in
granting extremelye low figures to travel
- - to the TNcilic coast. A convention
ot the h.otel men of Florida was held at
Jacksonville last Wednesday and action
to avert the disaster which threatens
them by the diversions of the travel
which has for several seasons crowded
the hotels of the cities and towns in
Florida, The Times-Union says the
railroadis and the hotel men must reduce
their rates, and that these reductions
and theL advantages of Florida must be
advertised in a thorougL and inteuiigent
Laannher.
The troubles which have existed for
sometime between the beer brewers and
Knights of Labor, at Philadelphia, have.
been practically settled.
Receipts of the French treasmy~ for
issn havxe a decrease of 32,000,l%0i francs
t-s compared1 with the receipts of 1885
and aL deliciency of 71,00030')' francs as
compared with the amount estimiated in

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