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lTI-W EEKLY EDITION. WINNSBORO. S. C.. AUG UST 23, 1883. ESTABLISHED 1848 80 GOES THE WOILD. The eagle plucks the raven, And the raven plucks the jay, To whose voracious craving The cricket falls a prey. Tho big fish dine at leisure, Upon the smaller fry, And the minnow eats with pleasuro The poor unconscious fly. The miser skins his neighbor, The neighbor skins the poor, And the poor man doomed to inbor Spurns the beggar from his door. And thus the world is proying, The strong tpon the weak, Despite the precious saying: "The earth is for the meek." "ECIET OF A LARUiI-TREE. A lady, young, beaut ful, blonde, sparkled with diamonds as she danced, herself the magnet of all eyes, amidst the music, light, and revelry of the August night at Silver Spring. Dia monds twinkled in the fair hair, poised there as a butterily; diatonds trembled like dewdrops about the snowy ithroat, and formed a blazing pendant medallion amidst the flowers of the satin corsage; diamonds flashed in the tiny ears and on Pacch dimpled wrist. "Professor Horton, do you see the lady with the diamonds?" inquired tte C olonel, with his soft, good-natured laugh. "Yes, I see her. What, tihent?" re. torted the Professor, grimly. "Oh, nothing at all, only the Silver Spring will be regarded as a fashion. able resort, what with the new Belle vue Hotel and such guests. Next year we will be able to hold up our heads with Saratoga and Newport. if we can add a race-course and club house, sir." Here the Colonel rubbed his hands together with a gesture which has become traditional with the hotel proprietor of ill ages. The face of Professor Hiorton was lean, sallow and dolorous, on the Con trary, and was clouded by the discon tent of one who has a grievance to lay at the door of eircumstances. IIe retorted, sharply, "Mrs. l)elaunay is the name, eh? Are the dialonlds real?" "Real! They are of the purest water, and cost seventy-live thousand dollars, I am told. She was an heir ess, you know, and when she married lust year, the accumulated interest of her miority was invested in these jewels." Such was the Colonel's glib explanation. "Who is her partner?" pursued the Professor. "Oh, the French Marquis de Hatti. 'T'hey say ie followed Mirs. I)elaunay here, after being all about in society at New York and Washingtonl last winter." "1 do not believe in foreign noble men," grumbled the Professor, "They prove to be valets and barbers more often than not. Ile looks more like a prize-fighter than a gentleman; but perhaps time prize-lighting element is the highest element of blood among the nobility," mused the republican spectator.. "Iinmph! I should not care to meet hiin on a (lark night. le might crack my skull like an egg sell betweer finger and thumb. Oh, the customs of fashion. That young husband, leaning against the wall, permits the Marquis to waltz with his wife, instead of knocking him down for Ins impudence." At this mement a pretty girl ap petared behind the professor and the landlord, with round, fair face and hair meekly brushed back from the temp)les, and ingenmous blue eyes. The preotty girl smoothed her neat apron attd lowered her eyes (denlurely as she detmantded, in the softest of voices, "if you please, sir, may I have my tea?"' "Mrs. D)elaunay 's Engl ish maid, Alice," explainted the Colonel, whten hte :had grantedl the reqjuest. Why did Professor Hlortont follow theo Englisht mid, so young, so genteel, so demure,t- with his eye? ie couki( not toll. 11e 5saw hier paseS ouitside tan other wind(ow, where the Marquis do Ratti wais taking the air, the (lance being ov'er, andt( it seemied to thme ob server thtat the two exchattged a glance, a smile, a signal, before the girl (is appeared arountd the corner of thte house. W'ee only lack thte gallantries of iobleiment and lad les'-mnaids to com liete the runin of our Silver Spring," nmut tored this stern moralist, whose idieas .rese so old- fashioned. iIe sought his ~wn chamber gloomily, for ini adlditioni ,0petrturbation of mnhid, owing to hay Unghis sylvan retretat inivad(ed by te bWiilistines of fasioti, ite was literally roken by bodily fatigue. Hie had ambled imny miles that day, botan zing in tihe valleys, anid seek ing gee ogical specimetns on~ ad(jacemnt hills, is shtoes were dusty, his raintent Sriot',torn, his loose sack-coat freighted ithte "rubbish'' precious to tihe sa N~ant in time wide external ptockets ~~~hile rhleuinatic twvinges it knee and jJack remindted him that heo was no }onger youmg, thereby increasing his ~xasperation. TIhien to return to a 'otel whore till the wvorld was dlancing, n1fi d onte womn wvas dleckedl li.ke ain del with seventty-flye thloluand dlollars' orthi of diamomnds. TIhe Professor's S* ip of bitterniess brimmed over at hose reflections. TIhie room was stif Ingly hot, biut ho lighted hmis lampli, ~: d forced iimself to read an extract cm Dr'. Dollinuger, while moths bluni redl about the dlame, frying them IVes to a condition of unipleasant spness, timd mosquitoes stunmg his ples. ils watcht marked midntight. d still te movement of te ball-room d1 the twang of musical instruments cited his ear, preclutding te possi ties of s1001). 'Squneak, squeak, fiddles! -Boom ay, bass viols! Keep It ump till morn ,by all means. I wonder if that ms music of to future? Alt!" here listener clinched his teeth, with a olical expuressiotn of countenance, the violins shudder over his nerv system, snatched up his broad felt and strode out of doors, actuated o impulo of escape. he night was sultry and oppressive. Professor brathed a sigh. of r.. lief as he quitted the vicinity of the hotel, which sparkled with many lights through the trees like an ogre's eye. Darkness and the obscurity of the shrubbery welcomed him abroad at this unusual hour. le strolled about the gravel paths, fanning himself with his hat, and paused beneath the pro jecting roof of the ornamented kiosque of the Silver Spring. "There will be a thunder storm be fore morning," soliloquized the Pro fessor, replacing his hat. All was deliciously still here, and far below, guarded by the encircling basin, bubbled the Silver Spring, cool and limpid source of health, as the Profes sor firmly believed. hIad not the nymph of the fountain spread her wings in startled flight in the disas trous change from rural tranquility to a fashionable resort? The Professor leaned on the parapet, and peered into the crystal depths of the spring, musing in this vein. As lie (lid so lie perceived two persons advancig from opposite directions to meet a few yards distant from himself. They proved to be a luau and a wouin, and they scarcely paused before separating again with the same rapidity of movement as they had met. 'Wait for me."said the woman. "1 shall have to manage, to get away at all.'' "I will wait till morning," replied the man. "She is sure to dance to the very last, you know," added the woman. "Don't lose your head, that's all," admonished the main. "I lose my head, indeed!" retorted the woman, whose voice and bearing were youthful. The Professor moved slowly away, scarcely lieeding these words wafted to his ear by a passing breeze. At an an gle of the path was a rustic bench be neath a larch-tree, known, as Professor Ilorton's favorite seat. Hither lie directed his steps in an irritated mood, and sank down on it in sheer weari ness. The scent of flowers reached him, while the foliage seemed to spread above him "fragrant robes of dark ness." Grateful repose succeeded noise and light, lulling all his senses to soft obliv ion; he fell asleep. Ile was awakened by a terrific peal of thunder, and opened his eyes with a bewildering uncertainty as to surround ing objects. The trees swayed wildly in the rising wind; a few large drops of rain fell heavily among the leaves; lightning quivered on the horizon. Suddenly a female form bent over him, some small object was thrust into his hand, and a voice whispered in his ear: "I am early. She had a he.tdache. Quick! take them, or I shall be missed. The thunder rolled, the trees swayed, the woman vanished. Professor llor ton winked several times, and opened his mouth to speak, then closed his lips without a sound. The object thus unexpectedly consigned to his care was a small leather bag, scarcely more than a tobacco pouch, and heavy. Mechanically he thrust it into one of the wide pockets of his loose coat. IIark! A heavy footstep crushed the gravel on the patch to the right. The professor rose to his own feet as if moved by a spring, his knees shook, his teeth chattered, a deadly fear smote him. Fear of what, evil? ie did not know. To shrink to the left, gain the next clump of shrubbery, and conceal him self, was the work of a melment, and accomplished with the more ease that he knew every inch of ground from long familiarity. had he not planted many of these trees which nowv provedl friends? T1he hiding place gained wvas a larch surround(edl by stiff little 'Japa nese cedlars, and forming a sort of labarynth. Scarcely had the Professor glided into this shelter than a vividl sheet of lightning illuminated the whole couiitry sidle. Hie sawv himself seated On the rustic bench beneath the larch tree!liHe could not believe the evi dencve of his own senses; the breath remained suspended on hiis l ips. H ad lie been a dlevout Catholic lie would have crossedl himnsel f, inuvokmi g the p)rotection of a calendar of saints; a chill of superstitious dIread certainly stagnated his blood. Was he to be lieve that his hour had conpl There sat his own image on the rustic bench, the soft felt hat pulled d1own over the brow, the broad shoulders, the slouch ing nonidescript attire; nothing was lacking to comiplete thme resemblanie. Was he still asleep, victim of niight mare, or had he goiie mlad? lie pinched his flesh and rubbed his eyes violently. T1hie figure under the larch tree did not vanish. Swift realization of the truth dlawnied on tihe dIroway scholar, lie was alone, at a distance from the nowv silent hotel, and hie hiad in his p)ocket a bag which belonged to the other. What if this unknown had found him still on the bench? What if be emerged now, accosted time stranger, and gave him the bag? "'I should be mnurderedl as sure as there is a heaven above us," shudldered the man of letters, with a conviction for which ho could give no reason. At this junction the wind freshened and( tihe rain fell in torremnts, whiile the lightniing became less frequent. Pro fessor llorton quitted the larch-tree, reached the hotel with surprising agil ity, found .a window of the recent ball-roomi unfastened, groped his way through that desertedi apartment and gained1 his owvn chamber. The bag was gone. lie had lost it from thme wide pocket, p)robabily in his fight, IIls watch marked two o'clock. The Pro.. fessor ox ti nguished the candle. 'poned the shutters of the window, and seated himist If with his eyes fIxed oni the eastorni horizon, lie wvas a prey to the most exciting emotions. Professor Horton was the first votary of the Silver Spring abroad next morn ing. If ho was feverish and haggar<,, with a stealthy, even furtive aspect, the boy at the fountaIn did( not notice thme circumstance. Always an early riser, the Professor sipped a glass of the sparkling water, and then walked along the upper paths of the grounds(1. Cautiously lhe skirted the rustic seat beneath the larch-tree, and approached the larch. A short, dry laugh of tri umph escaped thn lips of the usalny undemonstrative student. A leather bag, half hotuchl, lay, concealed by the long grass, beneath the spreading boughs. The larch-tree had kept its secret well. The bag remained where it had fallen from the Professor's wide pocket. He clutched it, returned to to his room, and proceeded to investi gate the contents. The little bag held the )elaunay diamonds. Necklace, bracelet, butterfly ornament-nothing was lacking in this precious heap swept hastily from cumbersome case and casket. Five minutes later the rosy landlord was seized by the collar, dragged into his private ofilce, and confronted by Professor Horton, whose agitation verged on sheer lunacy. The latter took 'from his pocket a little bag, and poured out the )elaunay diamonds, telling a wild and incoherent tale, meanwhile about a larch-tree and mid niglt'ralmbles. "Nobody would believe it, you know," said the Colonel, coolly. Tie hotel proprietor is never surprised in this world. "Take the trinkets, and restore them In your own way. Do not mention Inc in this transaction," retorted the Pro fessor. lie stooped and ptinged his fingers once niore inl the rainihow of precious stones with a sort of initoxica tion; the starry rays of rose and blie lazzled, blinded him. "Beautiful and fatal gift to mal" lie nurinured, with parched lips. The Colonel closed one eye, with the aspect of a sagacious bird. Professor lorton sought his bed, and slept heavily until 4 o'clock in the afternoon. MIe was awakened by voices, and peered through the shut ters of his window. A carriage waited to take the I )ebaunay party to the steamboat on the lake. MIr. and Mis. )elaunay were already seated, while Alice, the maid, had paused to reply to the head waiter, after which she re-entered the hotel. At this moment Professor Ilorton's door was opened, and the Colonel entered with the bouncing swiftness of nmoient peculiar to fat men in haste. If the conduct of the Professor had been extraordinary in the morning when he had restored the jewels, that of the Colonel was not less so in the afternoon. lie locked the door, made a warning gesture to the Professor, and stole on tiptoe to a second door at the extremity of the large room, where lie lay down on the floor and applied eye and ear to the crack. Voices bec-'me audible in the adjoining chamber. "[ was there at one o'clock, and gave it to you," saidt a woman. "A liel I waited all night, and you did1 not collie," said a man. "I gave it to a person under the tree, and lie took it," gasped the woman. "Fooll Then the game is up. Get yourself dismissed at Newport, and cut to New York. If I believed you were tricky, my girl, it would be the worse for you." "There was a sond of footsteps, and immediately afterward the Delaunay carriage rolled away. The Colonel rose to his feet, chuck ling at the success of his stratagem. "Set a thief - alhem-I mean a womlan to catch a woman. My wife thought of having the English maid sent back in search of the missing bag, In order to give her a chance to com municate with her accomplice In the hotel, if she had one. The bag was dropped in the empty room next to you, for the purpose, and a man joined her there. Your story is amply cor roborated, you see, by the few words exchanged." "I believe the Marquis die itatti is the accompllice, and( no more a French numIi thanli you are,'' exclained the Professor. "So do I; but haow to prove it?'' re joined( the Colonel. "'You sh ould have th em arrested," urged the Professor. "Whmat is the charge? Your advent uires of thne night? Th'ie noble Marquis is caught whispering with a1 pretty' girl? No, ino; I gave back tihe diamond's to Mr. I elaunnay-with a suitabile exp)la nation- and lhe has carried themt away ~in a monecy belt. We alone know the truth."' "Aind thme larch-trees," added tIhe Professor. "It was thne noble larch tree that kept the secret, my friend. Well, wvell, I hope you are pleased with the fashionable elements attracted to our Silver Spriug. Doubtless tIhe Mar qtuis de Rat ti and the demure English maiid Alice belong to one of those bands oft English thieves wvho arc said to keep a mail of country-seats with reference to the p)late chest, and are now trying their fortunie in America. Ilow beau tiful they were-those d iaimondsl'' Thme Marquis de Rtatti departed by the nine o'clock boat that same evening. IIis foreign accent was never more app)aremit thami when lie took leave of Silver Spring. The receipts of the Chicago Railway Exhibition amounted to $85,000, but the amount of loss has not yet been as certained. The eleotrical railway was in operation 118 hours, and in that time carried 26,805 passengers. The entire distane run was 46( miles. The report of the electrician in charge of the road, althiough it gives these and other par ticulars, and says that theomotor proved the theoretical calculations made as to the power developed, does not contain one word about the amount of power actually required to operate it, the per. centage of loss in conversion, or any thing that would indicate either its suc cess or failure from ai comimercial stand point. This omission is signlificant. There has been no doubt, in recent years, that trains could run by eleotri pity, but the question is, how much floes power thus applied coat? The en gineer, instead of answering this ques tion, repeats what was already known, that trains can be run by electricity. -A moiister lobster in the London Fisheries Exhibition was sent over from America. It measures three feet in length, and one of its claws welihs eight pouinds, the total weight being about twenty-eight. Two Electric Froakv. A most extraordinry instance of an electrical fog is mentioned by Mr. Crosse, of Bromnfih, England. This gentleman, for the purpose of studying atmospheric electricity, had a long wire extending from tree to tree in his park. The wire being perfectly insulated con veyed the atmospheric electrioity to the room of the observer, where 0110 end( terminated in an insulated brass ball, near which was a second ball connected with the ground. Mr. Crosse's account. is as follows : " On a dark November day I was sitting in ly electrical room, during a very dense fog ind rain which had lasted many hours a.coipanied by a strong south-west wiid. 1 had at this time 1,000 feet of insulated wire, which crossing two , g'1l. yalleys brought the electric flu.: :to*lily room. From alout 8 o'clock in ttk morning to 4 in the afternoot the wire gave no sign of electricity. Abmt 4 o'clock, while reatling, I suddenly heard a very strong explosion between the two balls, which was an inch apart. Shortly, the explosion became more frequent, until there w\as one uninterrupted si treat of discharges, which gradually died away and then reconmeiced with the opposite electricity in equal violence. The stream of fire waf too vivid to look upol for any length of time, and the discharge coitintied for live hours without any internilission and then ceatsed entirely. The least contact with tihe conductor would have occasioned instant death ; the stream of fluid far exceeding any thing I have ever witnessed, except during a thunderstorm." An extraordinary display of atmos pheriec electricity, in. connect ion with telegraphic lines, which may fairly be attributed to the prevatfilce of a snow storim, was observed some years ago on our western plains, and Is thus told by a writer in the Ilartford Times : " It wais first noticed on the telegraphic wires in central Iowa. '1'he lines, lead ing west, were rendered useless for the transmission of messages, owing to ait imeessalnt discharge of electricity, in creasing in intensity until "t would leap from one strap ini a lltiil l is Streamll to the ground-plate of th e.lightning-ar rester. At times the whole brass-work of tho switch-hoard would appear as a maiss of flaue, illumiinatiug the ollice with a blinding glare. * For several hours pleviouls and for soi tim1e itfter the electric discharges, a soutl-west wind was blowing at the rite of thirty five imiles an hour, accomlpalnied by light snow, with the thermometer at 51 F. This display took place within the region having Minnesota on the north, Detroit on the east, southern lowa on the south, and Omaha on the west. It wais hu.e.el l".::y tele graplh operators, who all united in say ing that its effects were entirely dif ferent from those experienced (luring ordinar'y aluroral storm11s. Where a ilnumber of wires were on the samle pol one would be highly charged with electricity and the others but slightly, or not at all. During the remarkable electric phenomiena that occurred on the 17th of November, 1882, one source of listurbalnce wis a snow storm, which prevailed in England, and seriously in terfered with the transmnission of tele praplhic messages from that country, and had also obstructcd the hild service there. 1)rust Reform. In spite of the attack of "A Woman'' on male dress, it is obvious that men on the whole rtu little danger to health from the caprices of the mode. Their clothes are at all times so fashioned tlit they Can w.ea, r unknown any... qutanltity of innerCi clothing, anud the( galyest dandy inl even ing dress5 may 1)e aimlply protected from1 sudden ch ills. Th'lis is niot, the caLse as regards ladies ait balls, aind here'inl men0 show morel' sense0 tan w~om1enl. The open1 coat, ailso, niay ahvays be butttonied across the chlest, anid i11mer dr'awer's mlay make up1 for' thin tr'ousers. As to the latter garI ment, wihh some1 womenl enivy andl( othier's alttalck, there is, ifwe may say so andli absurd 111ss mlade ab)out its advo cacy an(d use. We believ'e it is atn 011en secret that "dual"' garmntts huave long beeni wornm by ladies of all aiges, fromt schoolgirls upi to miat ronst, andt( that, as they~ alte not exhlibited, thley may be0 as long or als short., its light 01' as warml, as tight 0or ats loose, as tihe wear'er wills 01' the sealsonls demlfandi. Men showv their trousers, womenl0i comiceal them); that is all the dliffei'emnce. If a glirl dlesires free (1(1m sheo has only to concentrate all the comfort anid warmath In thtese invisible garmnts, and1( thent with a light, loose sirit shme cant walik as freely ais anmy manli andl( yet look as feiminine as any) fashion alble ladoy. No public meetings, 1no ostenmtatioums exI hbitionls are requtiredI for thtis reform. Anmy womuanl umay dhis 1)e11s( to-mtorr'ow wV imh heavy skirts without even thme knowledge of heri lord. Perhaps a solution so simln)e der'ives time improvement of its attm'activetness, thlere must be a cause aind aL crusadle with prot1agonlists aind marty rs-speclies, resoluitionis anud leaders, comm1fittees, counIcils, exhibitions anid ap)peals-all to compass a change thmat any gIrl can1 ac compllishi by hlalf ani htour's shIopping and a few inutes' trouble and thmought.____________ TheI, onno Ulrop. Fr1oml thte .11une cr'op r'eport of t,he Agr'icutumral DeparitmenlOIt of Illinois, it appleatrs "that thte estitnated inct'ease in thte cornt acreage over 1882 Is three 1p01 cent., making the corn~ area this year over 7,500,000 acreCs. Th'ie conditionl inl dlicates a yieldl thre'e-fourithms as large as as time average, or 108,760,000 bnshtels less thanil thte crop of 1882. Tihe~ condI tioni of green comrn anmd stugair canme is (dis cour taginRg. W inter wh eat prospects are' nlot as good as in May, amnd tile pres5 ent estimate is 16,000,000 bushels. Oats are nlearmly upl to the average condition andt thme prospective yield Is 100,090,00d buishels. Rye, flax and barley have fail 1(1n off 10 per cent, ill the acreage. .l'here will be 100,000 acres of Irish po' tatoes. Severe frosts hlave greatly im jured time fruit crop. --The number of shecep in New Mex Ico Is rep)orted to hmave increased fromn 10,000,000 In 1880 to 20,000,001) at the nr'esent imn. Melons for Chills. A rorrespondeltt writes in relation to chills: Some years agto I was in a min- t ing town inl California (uring the melon season. As melons and fruits gener- t ally had to be hauled in wagons a dist- f ance of some twenty miles, I could not il procure them with the usual reg'tlarity. t Upon one occasion my supply of melons r gave out, and 1 remarked to an ac- t qlIaintance that, as a result, I expected a I would have a chill. Sure enough, one I day while engaged in a mine L was i takein with a very severe chill. I spread % out in the sun with all the coats that. I could be gathered around piled u, but C of coarse could not keep) warm. Just r about this time a supply of melons ar- t rived aid I at ote p btg.gnting. th'enl i .heartily. I bad a oravin appetite for e oysters anm vinegar, but little or no apl)- t petite for anything else except melons. A I procured from an adjacent, store some v Baltimore canned oysters and consumed u about three cans daily, served with a strong vinegar, and between meals ate li heartily of melons. Strange as it ta.y I seeml, these two reimedies combined, 11 without anty mledeiie whatever, cured 1: the chills as thoroughly as could have n been done by means of quinine or any n other remedy. I had only one chill. iF The philosophy of the miatter appears a to be this ; The melons reopened the a bowels, which had probably become n costive, and the oysters, being a strong t, diet, strengthened nature, thus enab- n ling her to throw off the disease and y restore the system to its normal condi- h tion. The fact that the chills were f, completely eradicated while usi jig me- g lons must he conclusive proof that they b will not produce chills, if eatei regu- a larly. I afterwards spent much of my n time during several melon seasons inl Marysville', a eity much addicted to chills, by reason of adjacent swamps and low lands. I ate mtelons regularly e and had no chills, while utlmy who t were afraid of thein had chills. I have t, never been in any place where chills ap- r peared to be so prevalent, as in Marys Ville, and I will give it as my opinion h that luelons, regularly eaten, would (10 more to eradicate them than any other means that could be devised. i Ito )%eIIcvadi In Tein peranco'. r: c "Fact is,'' said Mr. Stwiller, sitting a down at the round table with his o friend. "Fact is-t wo beers, ''onyl there's just, as much .intemperance in eating as there is inl drinking, and t that's what puts me-by George, that's I refreshing, isn't it.? Cold as ice. Fill a '0nm up again, Tony-out, of lmtience o w.ith these total abstinence faunatics. b A man can be temperate in his eating and he can be temperate in his drink ing, and I go-light a cigar?-in for o temperance ill all things. Now I like to-thank you, yes, I believe I will re peat-sit dow n1 with ia friend and enjoy a glass of beer in a quiet way, just, as we do now. It's cool, refreshing, mildly stimulant-have another with a me-and does ine good. I know when I have enough and-once more, Tony -when I have enough I know enough " to quit. Now do I look-hello, there's tt Johnson; sit downi here with us John son; three beers, Tony- was just asking Blotter hero if I loo ked like a victim of dyspepsia. I don't drink 0 muclh water this weather; I blieve it's b the worst-this time with me, fellows -thing a malt can put into his system a such weather as this. I believe beer is a tie best thing for any man, and L know H it's the best thing for me. But 1-- ti don't hurry; have another before you t go; here, Tony!-<oii't gorge myself 1 wIth it; I don't, sit arounId and1 get full h every time I take a drin1k. 1 like to three more Tony--sit downt quietly with at friend( and enijoy a glass of bol r and( a bite of hunch, but I dlon't like to gorge myself. I dlon't eat myself inato t( a --till these upl agait - dlyspeisia, ~ either, and1( then claim to lie a tempijer ate inani. Tempjerantce in all things is ~ imy) moizzer-miozzo-mnotto. Thatlh inc. A \ow, I dlon-dlonk-dlonkall, I dontkall 9 my3self' a (drinkinig imant-once imore wiz 1110, fellows--I like to sit down 2 qjuieshily wish few frens and 'joy glash I' beer-just becaush does me good; good. ti But .1(1011eat iinyself to dleatht-ocesh t m1ore all roun'-like these temnporals ~ falatics-oncesh in while I like glashi a of bieer--juish mi quiet wayt3 onicesht in ' while I like glash of beer-bitt yott don'see-you don'see mae gettin' full ev'y time--" (Taiks temperanlce in I all thinigs and und(10ue 1ndlgence in a niothimig over twelve more glasses and .1 i succumi.bs.) 1(aing Uipona Orutches. e T1here was a novel race from the custom I house to the Cominercial office, In Inwmi- i ville, Ky., tihe othier morning between 12 < and 1 o'clock, between a couple of one0-i legged mn inmed Cook and Rogers. The Ii t .er ms a recent arrival from MemphIs, ' wnere he was considered the crack one- e legged ruinier of the country. Since lisa arrIval in Louisvihe lie lias been taikmg I pretty loud about his racIng abillitees, and he met Cook, who claims the reputation of being the fleetest one-Ieggedl runner In LouIsville. Upon meetmng both men claimed to be able to "do'' the other, and a match was soon arranged between thmem. They divested themselves of their coats, vests and bats, and each with a single crutch under his right arm, got in position ~ for the iace. At a given signal they star ted and time Louisvmlle man with threeI tremendous hops sprang in tihe lead. But Memphis was alongside ot himn In a mo ment, and then ensued one of time grandest races ever witnessed. Tihe ra.en happed 1 together as thought they were one man, and the thne nmade was womndcrfuh. A race horse could not have caught them, for ' they made fully twelve feet at every stride. T1ogether they weni., and as they reached ~ the string running from the Commercial ~ office to the Kentucky Behool of Medicine, the belated pedestrians who witnessed the 1 race declaredJ that it would- be a dead I heat, when suddenly the Memphis man's t crutch struck a treacherous rock and away he went head over heels, first one end up1 and then the other, The Louisville man S put on an extra spurt to keep hIs adver- I sary from rolling in under the string ahead] of him. But when the MemphIs man strusic the hIgh street crossing he stopped l rolling, and the Louisville man wont under 1 the wire an easy winner by two lengths. iHarboring at Home. A New York barber recently remarked iore are a groat many families who dis ke to bring their children to the shop > have their hair trimmed. They pro 3r having it done at their homes. This a lucrative l)rauch of the practice, as Lie price charged is treble that which ules in the shop. Already I have welvo families on my list. I visit their hihiren once a month, and keep their air in order, Next there are gentle ion who can chord the luxury of a pri ate barber. 'i'te valet, as a rule, is a ad workman, outside of his natural Luties of tiruniing his master's clothes nd boots, answering the ll, reading ii the " o 1e uag and hnstoh iue ne heocau stand withlout. being aught by his master I wait on about wenty gentlemen now at their homes. .11 of my clionts are gentlemen of 'oilth, and oil of thetn are very partic lar about the trimming of their heacts ud hair. I have one exceedingly boral customer at the Palmer House. to tbiuks that my manner of coinbiig is hair conceals his growing baldness -om a prying world --an important iatter to any muau who find,, himself oaring the fortieth milestone, which, called the old age of youth. It it not liaving and hair cutting only that I do along this class, I am provided with laterials to produce a delicato gloss on to whiskers, also with an incomparable iixture for restoring gray hair to its outhful color. )o you want a bottle? fo? You may, when you grow older, ol as iuany of my customers do-that ray hairs are in-mltiig. I have a achlor who nntertains his friends, malo ad female, in regal style in his apart tents in the-well, in a flat on Michi an avenue. Ii hair and beard daily row thinner. Why? Because every soriing lie has m make it microscopic rauinuation for gray huirs in each. If iere aro any, out they come with the veez_rs. I expostulate and cite my s9torer as the propor cure, but le in sts. he'll bo sorry wt lien lie has no air, which won't be a very long time oi now if lie keeps up his present rate t pulling it out. The lpernicious prac co of men shaving themselvei is the 'orst opposition ext:stiig to the tonso. al trade, But, fortunately, every one innot learn to handle his own razor, ad as for cutting their own hair, non then can do that." "Another very lucrative branch of ractice is among lady clients," droned 1o barber. "I attend a good many idies regularly once a week to slhaimpoo it dress their hair. The importanceo e every art which tends to preserve and eautity the hair is very highly re arded, I am glad to say. When the 3alp is kept free of dandruff and is ver a certain fragrance. Ladies should so little oil. 'T'he hair brush is better ian sticky liquids, They should be treful about keeping their hair immed. It is lable to split at the e,d i ad grow harsh when not attended to. am; as I say, waiting on a great many dies at their residences, and, by the ay, it would surprise people who have D opportuniti a of seeing for them 4vos to learn of the clegunco and lux ry of certain Ohic.tgo homes. I recall to mistress' dressing-room in a house a Prairie avenue. Its walls are mostly irrors with silver fratmes. the spaces etween them filled in wi:h costly lace lornments. 'i'he toilet set is silver id gold, heavily studded with precious ones. Every article in the room is of 10 richest and most expensive charao r, as; indeed, it can afford to be, seo ig that the owner's husband makes aff. a million a year. vEo(leIni l:riiltIion, at Ssa. A violent volcanic erupltion recently 1ok pIlace in the ,Java 8oas. During [ay 20 and 21 the outbreak at Krakatau dland, situatedi ini the Strait of Sunda, as very heavily felt at Batavia. .From njer it is reported "thlere wats a tre iendous eruption, with continual shak ig and heavy rain of ashies," on the ithi of May, and on the nmght of the >lloing (lay it wasw distinctly seen iero. A steamer which reached1 Ba Lvia oni the 24th or July having passed :rakatan Island on the north, met with heavy ram of ashes, covering the decks 'ith one and a half inches of volcanic iatteor. Whdle this eruption seems to have con notabhly violent it is an agreeable ur priso that no fatal effects accompany ug it arc reported. The groat curve lade by the islands circling round lorneo, including Java, defines an area f moat intense volcanic activity, and it rould have been nothing remarkable ad the recent outbreak bcbn exceed ugly destructive. In 1822 the eruption 'I Mount (hidung-gung on the main iland desolatedi over a hundred villages ,d destroyed four thousand persons. Jhe eruption of Mount (.untur, in 1843, cording to the estimate of J1unghuhn, writer on Java, threw out thirty mil on tons of sand( and( ashes. That the olcanocs of this island-the gem of the Indian Ocean-haveonot exhausted their nergy by these exploits is shown by he fact that In 1872 the eruption of the etive volcano Morapi proved fatal to urany inhabitants of Kadu, and the lama60e feared from the ashes ejected Ly this fiery cone is said to have inter ered with coffee planting in the dis riets of Probolingo and Romaneb. As it as 1878, according to seismic statis es of Dr. Becrgsma, there were sixteen arthiquakes registered throughout the iland. As the scene of the i cent disturbance leS on the Wecst Java coast, and the ,hole island Is swept at this season by lie regular south-east trade winds, the olcainic ashes must have fallen mostly ,t sea and cannot have affected the ho growing coffee crops. It Is to be ioped that the recent erup)tion at Kra ata, by relieving the earth of the in ornal pressure, will be a safeguard gamset further disturbances at p resent. iut as Java is the centre of the most etive volcanic region now known on he globe, having standing on a single >lainl twenty-eight distinct volcanic iomes, varying in height from five thou and to fourteen thousand feet, it must ec some time before a sense of secnrity eturna to the J.vannone. THE VERDICT THE PEOPLE. BUY THE BEST! Ma. J. 0. BIoAa-Dear Sir: I bought the drst 4 D)avte Machine sold by you vnyviAe, )" ywiewho l gl Jn,tl .nb4 lR~tls~ .I"" , ,. . am, well p aeW11 it. evers Mires aqy, rouabl, and s as good as when tst.bought. Winnsboro, S. C., Aprit39Y. J. W. tO.' Mr. BOAU: You wish to know what I have to say in regard to the Davis Machine bought o* you three ears ago. I feel I cant't say too much in is favor. Inadle about 80,00 within live months, at times running it so fast that the needle would get per fectly hot from friction. I feel confident a could not have done the saute work with as much ease and so well with any other machine. No time lost in adjusting attachments. The lightest running machine ! have ever treadled. Brother James and Williams' families are as much pleased with their Davis Machines bought or you. I want no better machine. As I sali before, I don't think too much can be said for the Davis Machine. Itespectfully, I.LEN STRVPNSON, Fairli County, April, 1l83. M R. IoAU : My inticltne gives me perfect satis faction. I dud no fault with it. The attachments ate so siple. I wish for no better than the Davis Vertical Feed. Respect fully. Miw. 11. MiLi.iNo. Fairfield county, April, 18S3. Mt. ioAi: I tought a uavis Verttral boed ewiug Machine from you four years ago. I au elighted wilh it. It never has given ne any rouble, and has never been the least out of order. It is as good as whetn I first bought it. I oan cheerfully recummrn4l it. lHespect fully, Mis. M. J. K1aaz.AND. Monticello, Alril 30, 188:t. This Is to certify that I have been using a Davis Vertical Feed Sewing Machine 'or over tw.ye.rs, purchased of Mr. J. 0. Hoag. I haven't found I 6 pvssesswi of any ftilt-all the attachments are so simple. a ,never refuses to work, anti is eortainly the lightest running In the unarket. I consider it a iirst-clasa nachine. Very respectfully NIINNI8 M. WII.I.INOYAM. Oakland, Fairiolt county, S. C. Mit BOAU : I am wett pleased m every partioul with the Davis Machine bought of you. I think a first-class machine in every respect. You knew you sold several machlues of the same make to dlilerent members of our famlies, all of whom, as far as I know, tire well pleased with them. Rosnect fully, tratrtc1,1 county, April, lai. This Is to certify we have hail in constant tis ihe )avis Machine bought of you about three years ago. As we take in work, and have made the price of it several tines over, we don't want any better machine. h is always ready todo any kind of work we have to do. No pnckeringor skipping Wtitches. We can only say we are weib pleased and wish no better nachine, CATIIB1IIN WVId6K AND SISTHa. A pril 25, 18v4.:TEtN s.sAi iTH I have no fault to find with ay mnachne, and don't want any .,etter. I have mn.tde the price of it several times by taking in sewing. It is always ready to do Its work. I think it a first-class ma chine. I feel I can't say too much for the I)avis Vertical Feed Machine. As. THoM As SMITH. Fairfield cotmty, April, 1883. Ma. J. 0. IloAO-Dear Sir: It gives me m'tch pleasure to testify to the merits of the Davis Vor tical Feed Sowing Machine. The mnachine i got of you about live years ago. has been almost !d con stant ust ever since that.lnime. I cannot see that it is worn any, and has not cost lmo one cent for repairs since we have had it. An, well pleased anmd domn't wish for any better. Yours truly, itOBT. URtwvORD, Granite Qutarry, ntear WVinnsboro 8. C. We hatve tused the Davis Vertical Feed Sewing MacinO for time last five years. WVe would not have amy othier make at anty p)rice. The maohine has given tus umnboundlet satisfaction. Very respectfully, Mus. W. K. TURNHKam AND l)AUoHTHRss Fair ieldi tinty, S. C., Jani. 27, 1888. iiavil.j boughmt a Davis Vettical Feed SewIng Machimw from Mr. J1. 0. Boag some three years ago, andl It ihaving givenl me perfeot satisfaction in every respect as a iamuily muachinie, 'oth for hea.'y anti light sewing, amnd never needed tIhe least re pair in aiiy way, I can checerfuily recommnend it to any onue as a first-class machinie in every particu iar, amid tinik it second to none. It is one of the simplest machiines made; may childiren use it with all ease. The attachmuents are more easIly ad justed and it do0e4 a greater range or work by means of ts Vertical Feed thman any other Ima chino I have ever seen or uastd. MRs. TaIOMAe Ow!Noe. Wlnisboro, Fairdield couty, S. U. We have had one of the Davis Machines about four years anid have always found It ready to dot all kinds of work we have hlad occaston to do. Can't goe that the machine is worn any, and works as Wei as when hew, MRs. WV. J. CRAWFOnD, Jackson's Creek, Fairfiel county, S. U. My wife is higlhly pleased with the D)avis Ma chinie bought of you. She would not take douible what she gave for it. Tihe machine has not b)eemn out of order since she had it, and she earn de any kindi of work on it. Very Rtespectfully, ~Fs Monticello, trair field counmty, 8. U. The iDavis Sewing Machine is simply a Ireas tad Mae. JT. A. (GooDw Tx. Rtidgeway, N. C., Jan, 10, 18811. ,0 O HAC, Esq., Agenti-Dear Sir: My wife has been usig a Davis dowl MachIne constant ly for the past four years, ant it haa never needed any repairs and works just as well as when first bought. She says it will do a g,eater range of practical work antd do it easier and better than any machine she has ever used. We oheerfully recommend it as a No. I family machine, ortr.,JAg. Q. DAvis. Winnshoro, 8. C., Jan, 8, 1888. Mit. BeAo I have always found my Davis Ma chine ready do all kinds ef to work I have had 00 easion to do. I cannot see that the machine is worn a particle and it works as weid as when new. Respectfully, Mite. IR. C. GOODING. Winnsboro, 5. C., A pril, 1688, MR., BOAG: My wIfe has been onstantly using the Davis Machine bought of you about 'Iv. years ago. I have never regretted buyig ia, IIt is always ready for any kind of fain il seig, either, hev or light. It is never out of ix or needing tops ~~ Very respoofuJ* , ay Pairfigid, 8. C,, MArch, 1888.