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TRI-W EEKLY EDITION. WINNSBORO. S. C.. NOVEMBER 29, 1883. ESTABLISHED 1848.
BUY THE BEST'
ill. J. 0. BoAO-Dear Sir: I bought the fIst
Davis Machine sold by you over five years aio for
nanwl oan PU -we is bought.
Winnsboro, S. C., Aprih 1893. J. W. uol.tog.
Mr. IoAO: I on wish to know what I have to say
II regard to the Davis Machine bought of you three
years ago. I feel I can't say too much in its favor.
I iuatle about $80,00 within live months, at times
running it. so fast that the needle would get per
fvetly hot from fraction. I feel confideni I could
not IhIave done the same work with as much ease
and so well with any other machine. No time lost
1:in adjusting attachments. The lightest running
IItachine I have ever treadled. BrotherJames anti
% ilHiams' families are as much pleased with their
Datvis Machines bought or you. I want no better
llunchiue. As I said before, I don't thka too
itelt can be said for the Davis Machine.
Fairlild County, April, 18I.N
M. BoAG : My macntne gives me perrect sat is t
faction. I find no fault with it. The attachments
ure so Simple. I wish for no better than the Davis t
Vertical Feed. Respectfully.
MRS. It. MLIaNiw. t
lPairlleid county, April, 1883. . .
M It. BOAG: I 1ougnt. a Davis Vertical Feed a
w tug Machine fronm you four years ago. I am
lighted with it. It never has given me any
o unle, and has never been the least out of order. 3
t is as good as when I 'irst bought It. I can e
cheerfully recommend it.
Aims. AL J. KIRKLAND.
Monticello, April 30. 1883.
This Is to certify that I have been using a Davis 04
Vertical Feed Sewing Machine for over tw, years,
purchased of Mr. J. 0. Hoag. I haven't found it a
p->ssessed of any fault-all the attachments are so P
siuple. It never tefuses to work, and is certainly
ihe lightest running in the market. I consider it
a lirst.-class machine.
MINNIE SI. WIILIAINUAM.
tOaklatid, Fairfield county. 8. V. III
it BOAC : I am well pleasert in every particut a
with tile Davis Machine nought of you. I think P
u irst-class mactine In every respect. You knew
you sold several machines of the same make to A
dit erent members of our families, all of whom, Y
us far as I know, are well pleased with, them. .
Mas. M. II. MOILRY. d
Fairflelk county, April, 1883.
'is Ito certtry we nave nadi in constant use W
tie )avis Machine bought of you about tnree years sa
ago. As we take in work, and have marte the
pice of it several times over, we doli't want any P
netter machine. It is always ready to do any kind ti
of work we have to do. No puckeringor skipping
stitches. We can ionly say we are well pleased
anti wish no better iachine.
April W, ISM. A'CAnitiINE WY.IE AND SISTit.
I have no fault to find with my macht ne, and W
don't, want any better. I have made the price of
it severa times by taking in sewing. It is always C
ready to (10 its work. I think it a first-class ma,
chine. I feel I can't say too much for the Davis ,
Vertical Feed Machine. T
Fairfield county, April, 1853. ej
MN. J. 0. HoAj-Dear Sir: it gives me mch d
pleasure to testify to the merits of the Davis Ver
tical Feed Sewing Machine. The maunine I got of
you about live years ago. has been almost in con. f
sant use ever since that time. I cannot see that
it is worn anty, and has not cost me one cent for
repairs since we have had it. Am well please t
and dion't wiish ior any better.
Yours truly, I
MonT. CIIAWFOnID, 04
Uranite Quarry, near Winnsboro S. C.
We have used the DavIs Vertical Feed Sewing f
Machine for the last live years. We would noi,
have any other malke at, any price. 'rho macthine
has gIven us unboundeu satisfaction. S4
MRs. WV. K. TlUiisNER AND D)AUGHiTlits,
Fairfild county.8S. U., Jan. 2?. 1888.
i-avimg iouighit a Davis Vertical Feed Sewing ~
Machine fromi Mr. .J. 0. Boag somie thireo years t
ago, aind it htaviag gIven ine perfect satisfaction In d
every respect, as a ininily macluo, both for liea y
and light sewving, anti never needed the least re- 0
pair in any way, 1 can cerfully recoLnumenld It to
any 0one as a first-class miachlne in every particu-t
tar, and think It second to none. It is one ot the J
simplest miachines mnade; my children usn it wltirt c
all ease. Thie attaclinients are more easily ad
juated antd It do0es a greater range of work bmy
mneans of its Vertical I'eed tihan aiiy other a-.
chine I have ever seen or used.
Mis. THOMAS OW Iso8.
Winnsboro, Fairfild county, S. C.
-We have lhad 0one 01 the Davis Machines about
four years and liave aiways found it ready to do all
kInds ot wora~ we have had occaston to rio. Can't
see that tihe inachinie is worn any, and works as
well as5 when ntow.
Mas. W. J. CRtAwioRD,
Jackson's Creox, Fairileld countyv, S. U.
My wife is highly pleased with the D~avis Ma
chine bought or you. Sue would not lake doubts
wnat sne gave for it. 'rhe machine has not
been out of order sinice she had it, and she can do
any kind of work on it.
JAS. F. Faux.
Monticello, Fairfleld county, S. C.
The Davis Sewving Machine is simlIy a treaa
tara MIas. J. A. GooowYNs.
SItidgewvay, N. C., Jai9, 10, 1oss.
J, 0 IIoAG, Esq., Agent-Dear Sir: My wife
has5 neen ulsing a Davis Sowing Machine constant
.ly for tihe past four years, and It has iievor needed
anly repaiia ant works just as well as when first
bo1ughit. She says it will do a greater range of
plractlual work nt do0 at easier sand bet*Mer than
any machine site nas ever used. We cheerfully
recommuend it as a No. 1 family inachinhe,
your trii.y,JA.Q aVs
Winnsb~oro, S. C., Jail. 8, 188..
Ma. IloAo: I ihave always found my Davis Mi.
ehlu readly do ahi kinuds of to work I have had ec
caslon to do. I cannot see that the anachine Is
worni a particle and at works as wedlas when new.
MRS. It. U. GoODIKo.
Wlnnaboro, 8. U., A pril. 1888, .
MR. Bo0Mm: My wife has been constantly using
the Davis Machine bought of you aliluht Uve years
, ago. I have never regretted buying iit, as it is
atlwayu ready for any kilnd of faim iyswing, eitherV
iteavg or light. It is never out of ix or nemnitg
Fairfleld, S. C., Maroh, 1886,.
The rose that blooms the purest
Has need of summer showers;
The oak that stands the surest
Has felt the tempest's powers.
The gold that shines the fairest
The furnace fire must feel;
The gem of lustre rarest
Has known the cruel steel.
The feet that stand the strongest
Have trod temptation's path;
The heart that bears the longest
Has known affliction's wrath.
And not on fields successive
Gleams Truth's triumphant fori
The cause that is progressive
Reels oft before the storm.
all creation runs,
Framed by the arm untiring
That guides the starry suns.
Yet to that soul possessing
Unwavering trust in right,
Defeat is but a blessing
The rod, a sceptre bright.
For, by reverses cbastened
W~re plainer see our needs,
Our onward march is hastened,
We rise to greater deeds.
Until from heighta supernal,
A grander view we gain;
- And bless the "Groat E ternal"
For what we counted pain.
TUE YOUNG WIDOW.
Mrs. Pieroy was not in good humor
Liat day, as she sat at the breakfast :
%ble pouring coffee for her husband, 1
nd dispensing bread and butter to the ;
liree little Piercy's. She was a hand- J
Dme, overdressed woman, with a good I
eal of false hair, frizzed and puffed N
nd braided on the top of the head, and t
complexion that bore remote witness t
the constant use of cosmetie'. And
[r. Piercy, at his end of the table, was i
ridently ill at ease, as he broke his v
Kg and nibbed diligently at hA roll. I
"But what was I to do, my dear?"
ild he, after a brief silence .which was I
y no nmeans peaceful. <
"Do?" shrilly retorted Mrs, Pierov. t
Why, what do other people do? Are i
e to keep a home for the indigent
:or?" Or a refuge for the widowed i
id fatherless?" f
"My dear, my dear," pleaded Mr. a
iercy, who was a small man, with thin
ir and spectacles, "you may be a a
idow yourself, some day." e
"And it I am, I shall not go begging c
nong my relatives, that you may do- a
mnd on,"said Mrs. Piercy. "And], after 0
1, she isn't any relative of yours-only
ur brother's wifel 1'd like to know s
hat earthly claim she has upon youl I A
3clare, thA.more I think of it, the more i;
am amarsed at the woman's presump- s
on. Her very nAme iq an aorava tion
10. 'Plume Piercy, indeed. I u
ager my new lace pin that she was a t
cond-rate actress when she married
>ur brother. No, Mr. Pieroy, if you a
duk that I- e
But there the torrent of the lady's
oquence was cut short by the unex- s
-cted appearance on the scene of the a
ory subject of her objurgation-a tall, s
retty woman of about four and twenty' A
hose wavey, golden tresses and dei- ua
tely fair complexion contrasted vivid- a
with the deep mourning weeds she y
"A veil down to her feet," mentally i
aculated Mrs. Abel Piercy, "And -a 1
. inch bias band of the very best i
ourtland crape on her gown, I won- o
3r who's expected to pay for all this?"
Abel Piercy, the kindest hearted of g
btle men, welcomed his brothers' t
idow with genuine hospitality; but a
[atilda, -his wife, looked askance at t
ar, with no friendly smile upon her
"Of course you will consider this j
>ur home," said Mr. Pierey, as he a
Lade haste to draw a chair close to the
"Until you are able to suit yourself c
>mewhere else,'' crispely added his 1
The widow said little; she only j
oked with large, wistful eyes, from
ne to the other, as she sat there, the
xorning sunshine turning her fair locks
> braided masses of gold, the pearly
elicacy of her skin arousing the liveli- 1
it envy in Mrs. A bel's heart.
"Though, of course, it's only some
'rench balm, or' Oire'assian dream or
ther, that [ haven't heard of,'' said she
But, after Mr, P.iercy had buttoned I
*n his overcoat-and gkuves, he came
ack to the breakfast room, while his
rife was putting up the children's
chool luches in the pantry.
"i'm not much of a talker, Plume,"
aid hAe, in an odd, hesitating way;
'but you are welcome, my dear-very
velcomel And 1 hope you wIll .try to
eel at home. Don't mind Matilda
ust at first, She's a little peculiar,
l1atilda is, but I do assure you she-"
"Mr. Pierey I" uttered a sharp, warn
*ng voice, at this instant, from the
threshold, "is it possible you haven't
started yet? And you know how par
Aouiar Budge & Bodley are as to
rour getting at the store at nine pre
Mr. P'ircey turned pink all over.
"Yes, my dear, yei'," said he; "I'm
rjuite sure to be in time!"
And off he started on a trot.
When lie was gonie Plume took off
her bonnet and veil, removed her
mantle and gloves and went into the
"Cannot I do something to help you,
sister Matilda?" said sl'e pleadingly.
Mrs. Abel Piercy looked, with cold
b~lue eyes and uips primly compressed,
at tne fair face, which was younger and
fresher than ever without the jet-black
cirecet ot tnex bonnet, and tue slight
gracelul figure before her.
"No, I thank you," said sho. "1 am
not ux ed to havmng line ladies in my kit
' But if you will lend me an apron-"
"No, I thank you. Mrs. Oswvald
Pierc.) I" repeated the housewife, "You
wvill fiud the newspaper in the hall, Per
haps the advertising coma may inter
"We are sisters," said the young
widow, with a quiverIng lip' Will you
not call me Piumie?".
"*Oh, we're no relation at all, in re
ality," said Mrs. Abel Plercy, weighing
out ounces of sugar and pounds of ilaur
with an unerring hand. "And rcally,
your name is such a very peculiar one.
Jane or Martha, or Eliza, would have
been more to my taste. Perhaps, how.
ever," with a keen, sidelonq glance,
"you have been on the stage?'
"No," said Plume. "I was a teacher
when Oswald .married me. But what
did you mean about the advertising col
umns of the papers?"
"Situations, you know " said Mrs.
Piercy, reaching over to the raisin box
"Bridget, you have been at these rais
ins as true as I live! There's halt of
'em gone since I was here last."
sponddt 6'V A " w-' Duarply re
ded Bridget, W)o was used to
these kitchen skirmishes. "Sure I
never lived in a hone,. beruke wnere
they counted the raisins and the lumps
o' coal, and if I don't suit, mum, it's a
month's warning from to day, if ye's
"Situation" repeated Plume, half
ifraid of Bridget's warlike demeanor,
half-puzzk d at her stater-in-law u
"Yes," said Mrs. Abel, tartly, paying
2o attention to Bridget and her skidet
-'-in a glove factory, you know, or a
:any store, or evtn as nursery govern
saa or attendant to some elderly invalid.
For, of course, you know," with an
)ther of those obiuque looks that made
)oor Plume feel uncomfortable, "you
)xpect to work for a living. We are
lot rich enough to support all our reia
ions. Abel s salary was reduced last
rear, and no one knows - how' strictly I
Uave to economize in order to make
>oth ends meet. And a strong young
Voman like you ought to be ashamed
o sit down on a sickly man, with a
aluy, like my husband, because-"
"Stop-oh, stop!" said "ine, lifting 1
tp her hands as if to ward off some in
isible terror. "He said I was welcome.
le told me-"
"That's just like Abtl" said irs.
leroy scornfully. "He'd take in all
reation if ho could. Lie never stops
e think whether he can afford it or
"I am sorry that I jLtrude," s ii
'lume, with dignity. "It shall not be
)r long. I will look at the newspaper
"Yes, that's a deal the best plan,' as
snted Mrs. Piercy, ungraciously. Of 1
Durse you wou't nioution our little i
hat to Abel. He might be vexed, and, c
Fter all, I'm only speaking for your L
Plume looked at her with an expres. t
ton of face which somuehcw made Mrs. t
bel Piercy feel as if she were shrink- i
ig up like a withered walnut in its t
eed not be afrai; fanifo tale bear7r
> make mischief iu any one's family."
Mrs. Piercy felt very uutomfortable f
[ter this litwo convera.~tion was end
"How she did look at me!" thought f
ie. 'But I only spo'e the truth, after L
il. We can't, ie burdened with her s
ipport, let Abel talk as he pleases. I
.nd no matter what she says, I believe I
te has been an actreas. No one but t
a actress could ever put on sueh royal i
'ays as that."
Half an hour afterwards when the t
all rnmg, and some one inquired for J
[rs. Oswald Pidrey, Mrs, Abel nolded I
or bead to the cake'she was taking out -
I the oven. t
"Company already," said she, "and '
ent:eman company, as I live! Well, it C
iis is the way she intends to go on, the I
>oner she suits hersch with at situation I
Mrs. Pierey had been secretly anxious
r an opportunib~y of quarreling with
er sister-in-law. Here it was at last;
nd when the old acatleman with the
lossy broadcloth suit was gone, she
ounced into the parlor with a red spot
nt either cheekbone like signals of
'so you have been~ receiving com.
any, Mrs. Oswald?" said she.
"Yes," Pmume innocently answered.
"Gentleman company, too!" cried
"It was Mr. Van Orden, my line
>and's lawvyer," explained Piumo
"Oh, I date say!" said Mrs. Pierey,
'All that sounds very well; but 1 have
lie character of my house to look to,
"He is coming back with a carriage,"
murriediy spoke Plume. '-I am to go
o his wife's house at once. Mrs. Van
)rden is willing to give me the shelter
whtich my own husband's relat.ives
"I wish her' p y of her barg iin, Iam
lure,'' said Mrs. Abel Piey, wit a toss
f the mountamns of false hair that
,rowaned her head.
And so the two women parted, ini no
spirit of amity.
"I dare say she'll go straight to the
store," thought Mrs. Abel, "and invent
i painful story for my husband's bone
lit. And Abel will make a great fuss
Abel was always soft about his relatives.
-but I shan't mind it. I always have
been mistress im my own house, and'"I
always intend to be, Oswald's widow or,
no Oswald's widow."
Nevertheless, she couild not help feel
ing a little apprehensive when her hius
band came into tea. For when Abel
r eally was ai gry; his anger signified
somethmng. .but to her surprise lie en
tered alt smiles, and rubl.ing his palms,
"So Flume has gone," said he.
"Yes,'' said Mrs. Piercy, pretending
to be busy with a knot in ttne second
child sa hoe. "She has gone but how
did you know It?"
"Van Orden stopped at the store to
taill mc," answered Mr. Pierey,
"Stran.'e, wain't i1s' And quite roman
"Wnat on cairthi is the man talking
aibout?" said Mrs. Pierey, aroused at
last into something lhke active interest.
"Why didn t Piuma tell you? It
seems ttuat those last investments that
poor Oswal a laacred he had beggared
himself with, have turued up tramp
cards after ai. And Van Orden tolls
me that Oswald's widow Is worth $150
Mrs. Abel Pieroy turned first green,
then crimsnn. Alas for the fatal hln-.
der she had committedl Alas for the
ruined cbances of her three little gille
to inherit their aunt's. money I Sihe
made some trivial exonie nuout a for.
gotten pocket-handkerchief. and went
up stairs to weep the bitterest tears she
had ever shed.
It was a lesson to her, but it was an
expensive one. For Plume Piorcy, al
though she always renmained on the
most excellent terms with her kind
little brother-in-law, nevderossed Mrs.
Abel's threshold again. She had been
too deeply stuug-too boterly insulted
An Unknown artcy
"Add one dollar for boxiig," said
the clerk - a 1%. adway dry
V e o was gI aucouiono
aur- Lne entry of a bill of g6ods, as a re
porter was passing. The box was one
of those large, cumbrous affairs with
which Broadway pedestrianism has
been of late so needlessly impeded and
the seeming'moderation of the charge
"one dollar for boxing'' arrested
the -reporter's attention.
"Do you mean to say that YOU 0111
charge one dollar to your customers for
such a monstrous affair as that?" said t
Lhe scribe. '
"That's all," said the clerk. "Al- I
though there is wood enough in it for a i
small shanty, that's all it costs us, and
we charge it 1) at cost price. Oh, no, I
It's not a new box,'' continued he, in- e
'erpreting the reporter's iniuiring look; 8
'it's a second-hand packing-case, but V
ust as good for all purposes as a new I
me that cost not less thak $2.50. Are 13
.here many of them use ? Oh, yes; (
ou would be surprised if I told you a
-hie large quantities of thi II that are C
ised by shippers of all ki s of goods5 t
Where do we get them Why the iI
epairing and sale 'econd-hand '
Joxes is a regularly establi ed business, 5
mid one firm alone has fo -places and 01
teeps - a large force of me I and horses
aid trucks busy in collec ing and do- H
ivermg boxes. Here's hib card." s
The reporter repaired to the princl- 1)
>al stand of the dealer In isecon(-hialnd 1
ooxes. The street up aikl down told o
if it, and in the vacant 14t on one side t
lie pile of packing cases towered high t
bove the adjoining roofs.: As the re- b
iorteL tumbled over the boxes into the il
ittle office and began catechising the c
lerk of the establishment a messenger
oy squeezed past him and handed in a n
tote. Passing it to the reporter the ii
lerk said: "Well, as to how we do a
usiness this is about as good a starting o
'oint as you want. This note tolls ile a
o have a truck at No. 58 Greene street si
,t seven o'clock, and, if you notice, it b
i marked 'sharp.' That means if our a
ruck should happen along at half-past d
even somebody else would have closed e
1c1.4 l$09 . 'tn~ v m gi
"Where does your supply come fi
"F'rom all over. W" don't know the
ainute we may be called upon to take V
rom a half dozen to a round thousand s
'oxes off somebody's hands or out of g
oinebody's way. We refuse nothing. t
Wverything is fish that coimes to our d
tet, that is if it is a box. We take o
hem of all sizes, dimensions and shapes c
,id can't get enough of them. We lI
oay the highest prices, all the way from
wo to three cents up to sixty each. t
lore's a lot," and the clerk, now tho- t
oughly interested, led the reporter ill) b
, rickety flight of stairs and pointed. d
o a long tier of brand new boxes; g
'hlee's a lot of 8,000 boxes made to v
>rder by a regular manufacturer for iL r
>rominent candle dealer, and unfortu- hi
lately when the whole lot was linished o
and ready for delivery it was found that I
hey wvere short by only aL half inch anud i.
he candle dealer refused to receive gj
hem. His canles wouldn't go into t
hemi, so here they are; we paid fouri
ents a piece for the lot, and by this t
,ime next week you wvon't find one of s
hem here. There wvill be IL clear profit t
mn theO tranisaction of not much less than~i I
$200. The originaul cost was flteen <
~ents each. T1he~re's a loado of them t
~oing ofY now to oiie of the up town
ancy grocers. liethought themicheap
Lt seven cents, as they are j ust the I
~hing to deliver his orders with."
"Have you regular customers from
kvhomn you get and to whom you sell I
"See that rack?" saidl the clerk,
pointing to a set of pigeon holes alp~ha- I
betically arranged and filled with small
passbooks; "well, every book inl thati
rack represents a steady andl conistanlt:
eustonier. From most of them we buy 1
:meO kind of box anld selL thems backi
another. T1hey all haIve somiethiing to I
sell o': want to buy somnethiuig every
lay, and sonmetimes often in the da~y.
Ini the (1u11 season we take boxes off tihe
hands of the dry goods men,,.as they
have iio room to store themi and we
halve lncity. We pay for them 40 or
50 cents-repair thenm and sell thiem
againi for $1. The smaller boxes we
get from the grocers and1( slhoe dealers
and pay all the way from 30 to 60
"And noir as to how you get ridl of
"Tihere never seems to be any difil
culty about that. Everybody seems to
want them. We sell to wholesale
grocers, soap manufacturers, station
ers, tob~acco dealers, musical instru
ment dealers, toy houses, 'most every
body. Seine firms know that we can
always suit them, and are constant
buyers. We sell a single box, bu
mostly by the hundred and sometimes
by the thousand. Some merchaiits
charge the expense of boxing to their
customers and some dlon't, but all ap
pear to have discovered the saving that
is made in buying second-hand boxes,
aiid the business with us has1 assumed
the regularity of any other line of trade.
We give receipts for all the boxes we
get and require the same for all we
deliver. Our statements are made out
monthly and settlements made as in
any other business. We keep twenty..
four carpenters constantly emlhoyed
In repairing boxes or in makliig new
ones to order and flye teams are re
quired in dollecting anid delivering.
We keep well Insured, but have to pay
as high as two and a half per cent, on
account o~ the perishable nature of our
merchandis and the Impossibility of
saving anything once a fArn was ntarted."
Sport In China;
Of all parts of the world visited dur- %
ig a service of over Ilve-and-twenty to
years in herl Majesty's navy, I think st
China bears the palm for "wild shoot- f(
ing." By the term "wild shooting," I CI
must be understood to mean that most
enjoyable of all sport, going out with- ye
out the least knowing what your bag is t1
likely to consist of at the end of the i1
day. There is, of course, great pleasure ti
im a day devoted to either pheitsaut, of
pnartridge, rabbit or wild-fowl shioot- W
ing; but to my idea a day upon which ni
all, or iearly all. of the above are met
with, and in whlchfou .can neover tell tl
what gaiuitiM IIk6Ty t6gld yoi a chaice q,
next, is to the sportuani and naturalist it
the ao of enjoynient. And for thuis O(
glorious uncertaity (onend ne,above
tll places, to Chiiia.
Wheni collandIng It. M. S. G
[ was stationed for over a year at Can
on as "Senior OfUicer," and as the duty w
vas not very arduous I was frequently 8i
tble to enjoy my favorite sport. To do o1
his I generally organized a party, con- pai
isting of one or two of the British resi- W4
lents, some of my ollicers and mvself, bi
mid usually hired a 'hous.c-boat'" for lu
he trip. These house-boats are simply au
nastless junks of about twenty tons mi
murden, having on the after part of the ma
leck a suit of three room-like cabn a f,
urnished with tables, chairs, and lock- bli
r1s, and of course with the invariable Wi
hrne and pot-bellied Joss, without fr(
hich no Chinese boat, however small, he
j ever seen. They are propelled either or
y long sweeps or poles, but iore fre- on
uently drift up or down with the tide, do0
nd are really inost comfortrble. Their all
row generally consists of two men ald da
wo women, but I also took my own ox
ttendiant sainpan, with its crew of 1
'JBuglish Mary" (of whon morepro tu
mntly) and her four girls, Who )purvey- rih
i and cooked for us. be
All the sampans at Canton are mail
ed by women-an elderly on as cox- an
vaim, and two or four young girls to
till. "English Mary" was, and I trust
,il is, always emiployed by the senior
lcer to attend upon him, to take him si
) and from the shore, to pilot him YC
trough tile city, to act as interpreter
stwen him and the tradespeople, and "f4
fact to do everything to add to his 1not
At daybreak on bright November
tornig a party of six guns, besides ret
lyself, embarked in our house-boat,
id with a stiong flood tile turned out U
C the rivo' up the Fiat shan Creek; or
ided by oir sweeps we soon reached a see
naller arn or creek, whlicil is known fro
y the English naine of' "the brook,'' 118 I
1d which is a noted place for Wild of
tick. At about two miles from its
utrance we moored tile boat to the th
rther up the brook, the rest landing aL
1 the paddy fields on tile left haild Of
de. Of this latter party I made ono, are
N hadl not advanced ten yards before aw
lipe were rising all round us, and all al't
unils were going merrily. No occasion ar
lere to pick your ground, for every fro
ry bit held its bird,and we soon found r
ur (logs were incumnbrances, so we
l)upled tleml 111, reserving thei for m
ater in the day. brc
On we went, working straight across
t0 paddy fields, towards a hill about 6.
vo Illiles distant, on which is a large
urial-ground, thickly planted withf
warf evergreens, auild surrounded with hal
roves of lichee trees, a well-known co- eai
or for plhlaslan1ts. By the time we ani
,ached tile foot of it cur ganie-bags an
ad become considerably heavier, anula
ir cartridge-belts correspondingly i
ghter. On arliving at tile en1d of tile
addIy .lields we dieterimned to have a
uiet pipe and a 8. aind B. before at- o
tekinig the long tails, and while so do
Ig tookc the opportunity of examiinigru
he0 contents of our bags, which con- r
isted of thirty couplle of snipe, cighi
cen coulle of pamilied snipel-a mucih T
urger bird,--and four and a half couple C
f teal, not includling 80111 score or so
f both kinds of sipe shot by 0110 of
tur boatmen, wvith a mlatchllock about p0]
ighat feet lonlg, wvith wich lie shotre
roml iis hip in a Ilmrvellous mainner. s
llavin~g -fInished our p)ipes, etc., wve
incoupledC( tile dogs, and1( setting our loi
aces to thle hill commilenlced bo'iting to- sk
vards tile graveyard. Ini a very few co
alomenlts a whlir-r-r, followved by a dou)L- ai
>de renort on 11ny hilt, signalled thmat thle
port hadl begunu, anti( alnIlost illnmedia no
ely a linle old goldenx cock gauve m1e a
essol i paitience 101r blazm.i~g att himl de
00 qutickly'. I Iliissed iml cleant wvithm ''
>otlh balsth, antd hlad tile joy of seeinig th
hlm fall to may niext neighbor. We bi,
vorked the licheces wvell, an~d thenm beat th
>Vert tile muillllein~g remains of a past W
~eneration of Celestials, and by the of
lime wve arrIved at the p~agodla thlat be
rowned the fhill, we all felt thaut it was th
ime for "ti fllna" and repose; so, taking thm
>ossessionl of a lower room, Mary made is
l ire, and in a fewv moments hald curry rii
md( rice prepairing for ums. In the mean- or
whlile we exploredl tile pagoda andl~ its at
Whiile enjoyinlg 0our culrry we were vi
nisited by a veiny smartly-dressed young w
Lady, whio, Mary informed us, had been L
visitimng the tomb of 1her ancestors in fr
the graveyard below. Shle was dressed at
in something more like a frock thlan the LI:
usual jack~oL,of brown quilted silk,with di
I border of red an~d black, and1 light lE
blue silk trousers very wide in th~e leg, T1
reaching julst downi to her ankles. I1cr tI
hiair was phiastered back from her face, aL
withl two great rolls on each side, and 04
omn very high structure at top), with 50- f<
veral lairge globe-headed gold pins ti
thlrough it. Iher small deformed feet d
were covered with little shoes about h
ilve, or perhlaps six luches long, with
very thaickc soles, and the upper part,
over thme unnaturally hiigh Instep, em- a
broiderod In different colors, the foot b
beimng tightly bandaged to preserve the
deformity intact. To enable her to
walk, or rathler nobble along, she hlad ~
to sup~port hlerself with a long bamboo a
pipe-stem. Noticing that we regarded '
her fe t somewhlat curiously, she told
Marl to inform us that for a "cum- t
shlaw" she would show us one of them;
so we gave hler half a dollar, andJ she
began unbandaging one; but when it
was nearly uncovered a dreadful smell
becamle perceptible, which she account
ed for by telling Mary three months 1
ul elapsed since the bandages had
,en removed! This was enough, we
ere more than satisfied, and declined
> see any more. "Mas-kee, mas-kee,"
ad the fair one, and she hobbled off
>r a few paces, and, sittinig down,
Lrefully replaced the disturbed folds.
Mary and our boatmen were now
)ry anxious that we should return to
to boat, for the appearance of the day
td considerably changed. It was get
ug very overcast, and frequent gusts
wind plainly indicated a change of
eather, so shouldering our guns we
ado tracks for our floating hqme
One of the peculiaritids of Ubi" is
16 extremely sudden changes that fre..
iently take place in the weather, and
to rapidity with which such Changes
cur. We no sooner got on board
an we carried two ancliors well out
to the paddy tield, and, burying theni
311, roused their hawsers as taut as
ssible; we then drove the boat-poles
Al into the brook's bed, on the port
lo, and mnade the boat as secure as
r mens would perimit, and the sam
n coining back we h'oisted her in and
I secured her. By this time the
ight blue sky hadl disappeared, black
rid clouds massed up to the eastward,
d the veering and increasing breeze I
aned and whistled overhead with a
)urnful warning sound. Presently,
Xer one or two squalls,we got the full
ist. A heavy blinding rain caine f
th the Wind, aid hid everything
im us. For two hours it blow as if t
iiven and earth were coming togeth- j
and thundered and lightened as it I
ly cin in China, and then it settled E
wn to a hard gale which continued <
that night and until evening of next a
r, by which time our grog was all I
)ended, so directly it moderated a
ilciently we got under way and re
-ned to Canton, where we found the
er all in confusion,an ininense num
of the boats forminig the floating
t of the city having been wrecked
I a very large ntumber of lives lost.
Oranges aid Loinons.
'Are oranges and lemons plentiful?"
ed a prominent fruit daler in New
'Well, no," said the dealer In answer, f
>r the simple reason that the fruit has I
comuieuced to arrive in great quanti- t
I as yet." t
"When does the Iruit conie?" asked the a
'A steamer is ex[pected this week; after c
,t they will come on an average of two a
three steamers per week. That (toes not t
aIn much, does it? But when you count j
,n 20,000 to 30,000 boxes each steamer, a
here are, you really see the great amount
ruit they gontain."
,Will next week's steamer be the first
season?" asked the reporter.
Yes, that will be the irst regular arri- t
)resent, but f6y AN grUUIAtafi1drY'i" f
,hiem fit for use. As to oranges, there I
none except what have been stored c
iy by dealers last season; those are dry I
I insipid, but bring a big price as there a
no others in the mnarket." t
*Where (to the oranges and lemons come c
'They come chiefly from Mtesina, Paler
Catana and Sicily. All the fruit is
tight to this country In steamers and I
ing vessels; these latter hold about t
00 boxes. It takes the steamer about a
mnty days to come here if the weather is I
or-ble, but m stormy weather they ,
ro often been two months. As to the I
Ing vessels there is no certainty what- 1
r, the fruit often comiig in decayed (
I selling for less than the cost of freight
iTh. i Florida oranges,'and to-day
y are of the bust oranges grown.
e sk a very thin, and the fruit is f
3ct and juicy; the(re are several varieties,
these oranges, the choicest being the
lian river; antoiher kind known as the
set, on account of the color (of the skin,
ile it sells at a Iless price than the Indian1
er, is nevertheless just as bweet fruit.
e Florida oranges have readiy sale and
nmand good prices; for Instance, when
Sordinary Palermo oranges seil at $2.b50
' ox, the Florida fruit brIngs $5.00
"'1o i about Florida loimons?" was then
'Well, the experiment of ralshig Florida
nons has been tried, but a hard, thick
.nned lemon Is the result that cannot be
npared to the juicy, thin-skinned Mes
"Arc there not large proflts in the busi
"Yes, there are large profits," saidl the
aler, "'and," with a significant look,
aig losses also. As you probably knov.,
3 firit is so1(1 at auction to the highest
hier. On a steamer of 30,000 boxes,
ore may be 200 different brands ot fruit.
eli, a sample, that is, one or two boxes
cacti kind, Is shown at the sale, and the
yer has to bid accerding to that. When
a s'ip is unloadled that in the bottom of
o ship may be damnagedl; thlais, nowever,
all the buyer's loss, so you see there is a
ik m buying. Are there any heavy buy.
i? Yes, I kiiow of one dealer who buys
out 3,000 boxes at every sale.
"deveral years ago when lemons were
ry hIgh, I had sold completely out, and
as in a dilemma to replenish my stock.
ickily I managed to buy twenty boxes
)m a wholesale dealer who had some
ck on hand. I paid him $5 per box for
em, buying thenm more for the accommo
tion of .ny customers than with the
tention of making a profit on them.
hrce days after I purchased them, I sold
em back to the same man I had bought
Lem~ of for $9 per box. On another
~casion I purchased fifty boxes at auction
r $1 per box, thinking them cheap, but
aey turned out completely rotten, and I
d not get fifty cents out of the whole
"IHow are lemons selling nowi"
"Uood lemons are worth $4 per box,
ad you can get them as low as $2 per
''How are oranges?"
"JF4loridas are commencing to come now
0(d are bringing about $5 per box. Tihere
re also a great many Hlavana oranges in.
-The saeo liquor isinow prohibi
ed, In wvhole or in part, In seventy-one
ounties in Georgria, leaving less than
ialt of the counties In which the sale
a unrestricted. The last Legislature
>rohibited the sale in nine counties
mnoro and provided for elections in
A Wild Bide on a Mish.
The following story of the adventure of
an old sturgeon fisher is vouched forand *as
told a Duiblin reporter by two very reliable
gentleman ->f this country. The scene was
at 8kull Shoals, near Dublin. The name
of the old gentleman who, by the way,
nearly lost his life *4 hunger aard starvation
was Pierce Bell. BAll had been fishing
and with good success. On one night' he
caught as many as thirteen of these mon.
ster fish, with which the Oconee river
abounds, and the thirteen aggregated tn
pounds, 1,'787. Alear these phools the ash
come ott Ak t jallow weter to "wagloWg - A
Bell spied one of these resting Idn ',f
these shallow basins by the rocks, and is
bethougnt hin to approach as gently as
possible and when near enough to leap
upon the sleeping monster, push his hands
through his gills and then secure his game.
But when the leap was made and his grip
iecure the sturgeon took it as a signal for.
ready andi darted out into the river. Down,
lown, down they went, until Bell had
about given up. The fish came to the
iurfaci and gave the enemny a chance to
get his breath, but time was scarcely given
Jeforo uncer lie went a second time, up
itream, untii the sturgeon ran its head
)>tween two rocks and clasped the gills
)y their sides, so that poor Bell's hands
Yore securely fastened, and then ten thou.
and thoughts )f escape began to present
heinselves, but none of them proved
The fish would have withdrawn from
he vicehke halter, but it went into it with
uch force that escape was impossible.
.ell was not rescued until by mere chance,
oie days after and in an almost famished
ondition. lie had eaten a hole into the
turgeon's back as big as a man's bat and
kad water to drink and had thus eked out
subsistence. The sturgeon, as a matter
f course, had died in the meantime.
A Stood of the Sea.
A strange sea animal has been seen off
t. Elmo. one of the Pearl Island group,
ituated between forty and hfty miles of
'anama. The boats were out waiting
ignals from the vessels as to the direction
n. which the whales were heading. Bud
lenly the water broke at a short distance
rom the boat Captain Seymour was steer
ng, and he nade ready to catch a whale;
Mt, to his surprise and that of the men in
he boat, who ceased pulling and looked
round when he shouted to them, an
nimial somewhat like a horse slowly rose
ut of the water and then dIved, apparently
larined at the sight of the boat. . None of
bose prerent haU ever seen an animal hiko
, before. anbough they aie all old sailors,
nd they agree in saying, as do another
oat's crew, who saw it the following day,
hat it is an aninal which has hover been
The glance which Captain 8eymour ob
atned enables hii to describe it as about
torns protruding from it, with four legs or
louble-jointed ins, a brownish hide, pro
usely speckled with largeblack spo's, and
, tail which appeared to be divided into
wo parts. Tie aninal was seen on two
ifterent days and an effort would have
ieon made to catch it had it not been that
vales were about at the time. Captain
iymour and his officers agree in believing
he monster is peculiar to the locality and
nat it could be easily killed with lances
mud boub guns. Oflkers of the Pacific
i1ail Company state they have seen this
mitnial on several occasi'ns, although they
iover had the opportunity for close obser
ration which was obtained by the Hope
An od AMn1.
The other day in .England a coal
nine was sold which was first opened
ni the days of the Utesars, and which
ins beent worked at intervals ever siince.
L'his fact indicates that mining is a
olerably perimanient business after all.
t is quite possible that furnaces wil
e smoking in this valley two thousand
rears froii ow, for there is no valley
ni the world that is surrounded by more
mdi~urinig minles. This should be an
micouragemneint to gentlemen who spend
heir time in telliing what uncertamn
"ess mining is. They should try
~o miake arraiigemenits to get back here
lve hiundren yeats hence and see what
hie people wvill think of the business
av that time. Thiere wvill be failures
>f the crops before then; there will be
)otato bugs, and wire worms, and
oeuists, there will be floods, droughts,
alouid-burists and snow-slides; there
will be mildew, and before that time
niew and p~erplexing insects wvill abound
to try the patienlce of the agricultuirist,
but the treasure left In the hills wIll be
just the samie; and men will turn the
sme loving eyes to gold and silver that
they (10 no0W. A good mine is about
the safest and best property that a man
~an get in this world and it is easier to
seetire now, than it ill be lIve huindred
I'itochard1 Uatehing in Irelanti,
Ireland is returning to one of its old
time industries-that of pilohard catch
ing and curing, This was formerly a
leading occupation among the (Jornish
fishermen, though it has declined dmar
ing the last few years. A number of
fishermen fron Cornwall have recently
gone over to the south coast of Ireland,
where the pilehard are found in great
quantities. This occupation is carried
on all along the coast now, and Its re
vival perhaps indicates an imp roved
state of business in ireland. During
the S5ummer watchers arc ke pt on the
lookout day and night for the aipproaoh
of the pilehard alioals, and when the
beacon tires appear thefishermen hasten
to their boats. Tihere is great rivalry
among the fisherfolk of neighboring viu
lages, and disputes are frequent as to
the quality of the fish caught by them,
each cneo generally claiming that ltsown
are the best, though the villages may be
within a few miles of each other, These'
fish, though caught for pilohard, are
sold and eaten for sardines, and are con
sidered far' superior to thema by the
-The cigarette smoking nuisance
has reached such proportions in New
York that many prohibitory 'notices
appear in business 'places, and i mer
chants and busines's dfena largely refuse
to employ youths who use thiet form of