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Bonillo Strathoyre?
Then"* meadows in Lanark nnd mountains te
And pasturas iii Hlolondnnd Lnwlnndsiorbyo:
Dui fhoro's uno greater luck that tho boan
could doslro
Than to liord tho lino cattle In bonnie Strath
O. H'M np in tho morn nnd nwa' to tho hill,
Whoo thc lang Biuitncr days oro BOO worm and
Bao still.
Till tho peak o' Hon Volrllch in girdled wt' Aro.
And tho ovcnlu' lu's Kontlyon bonillo Struth
Thon ther..> mirth In tho shelling and lovo In
my drehst,
When tho sun is gano donn nnd tho kyo aro al
rout ;
For lhoro'8 mony a prince wad bo proud tn
To my v. iusotno woo Maggie, the pride o'
Her lips aro Uko rowans In rlpo Blmtner seen,
And mild as tho Starlight tlu< glint o'her ccu;
Far sweeter her breath than tho .scout o'thc
And her voice Is .?weet muslo lu bonnlo Strath
Sot Flora by Colin and Moggie by mo,
And we'll danoo to \*x? pipo 1 BWOlltn' loudly
ami free.
Till tho moon In tho hearona ollmblng higher
mu? in.! her
Illds us sleep on fresh brackens In bonnie
St ni I lievre.
Though - ?mo t<> gay touus in tho Lawlandi
Will roam.
And some will gang KOdgOrin' far from their
Vet l il ave herd my cattle, und 1>IKK my alu
And lovo my alu Maggie, in bonnie Strathoyre.
-Harold itonitnu in Spectator.
wrair, TWmiM-i
"Yes," saki tho Rov. Mr. Dibble. "I
know I eotihl drpond upon tho hospital
ity of luv Hock to entertain this excellent
young tlivlno,seelng that my own house
hold ls hi so disorganized u condition,
owing lo th ? exigencies of cleaning
house, lt will bu only for a night or
two, and wo all Know whnt is promised
to those vho receive the. angel un
Ano Mr. Di brm rubbed his bands and
looked smilingly around upon the mem
bers of Ihn Young Ladies' Aid Associa
tion, while a tory preeoptlblo murmtu
of asfonl rose up from this aggregate
collection of curls, bang-, frizzed hair,
and er i nilled laces.
Not n damsel in thonumbor but would
gladly have extended her gracious hos
pitality to tho Rev. Felix Amory, whe
was to preach a sermon in aid ol' "Ilona
Helps and Missions" nt tho village
church upon the coining Sunday evo
"I'm sure," said Miss Lidia Larkspur
promptly anticipating tho crisis, "paps
would lin most happy to receive tho gen
While all thc other ladies looked ill
dignan (ly first at Miss Lidia thon ai
each ot nor, and whispered, -'Uah
"Most kind of you to promise it, ]
nm sure," said Mr. Dibble, and so tlu
matter was settled, not at all to the gen
oral satisfaction.
And Lidia Larkspur went homo, ant
Issued orders that tho parlor curtain;
ohoultl bo washed and ironed, and f
pound-cake of th richest nature con
While Kate Daer, tho doctor's sister
who was aa fond of young clergymen aj
Lidia hcrsolf.and would in no wiso havi
objected to varying tho monotony of he
home, life with ll spico of ecclesiastica
novelty, returned to her croohot-worl
with a yawn and a general impressioi
that lifo was a bore.
"Wc are to have a young lecture
from ibo city in the church on Sunda;
evening," she said to her brother whci
he bustled into dinner.
"Lb?" said Dr. Duel', swallowing hi
scalding soup; "arc wc? Hy tho way
Kate, there's a new ease of small-po
reported among those hands on tho rall
way onbankmont."
"Dear mo!" sold Kate, who was coir
pounding a refreshing salad in a carve
wooden bowl; "I hope, you keep wei
vaccinated, Hugh."
"Oh, thore'a no trouble about that!'
sr.id tlie doctor; "only tho other pr
tients in thu hospital object to such
"I should think it very likely," sai'
Kate, with a little mom .
.*I must try to isolate him gonn
where." said Dr. Doer thonghtfull;
"In one of those stone houses by tl
river, perhaps. Old Mrs. Viggers hi
had tho disease, I know."
And then Dr. Dtier tasted the sala
and pronotllU ' t first-rate.
Pltchorvillo was all on tho guivii
that day when tho double-shotted pie<
of tidings Hew, on tho tongue of populi
rumor, through tho town. An actu
tunall-pox caso in their midst, and
?oung minister coming all tho way fro
Tow York to appeal to their sympftthi
on behalf of home missions."
"I wonder if it is contagious!" BA
old Mrs. McAdam, looking very roun
eyed through her spectacles.
"Contagious!" said Mrs. Kr.imons; '
ought to find its way into every homo
our village."
"What!" cried Mrs. McAdam; "t
small-pox I'
"No; certainly not," said Mrs. El
mons; "the sympathetic movement
favor of homo missions."
And thou everyone laughed. Mi
McAdam looked pawled, and Mrs. El
mons drew herself up and remark
that "il was very irreverent to laugh
sacred things."
But Miss Lidia Larkspur, whose fath
. did not believe in vaccination, and w
.hod a mortal horror of the diso*
.against which the famous Jenner wag
?so successful a warfare, was much tri
?bled in her mind.
"I've always had a sort of premoi
VJ.m that I should fall a victim to t
small-pox." sighed she. "I only wi
pa would let mo bo Vaccinated!"
It was on a sultry August evening, t
sky full of lurid clouds, tho air charfl
with glittering arrows of elootrioity, a
tho big drops beginning tc knock
Miss Lidia's door- a most mystorh
tap, as she afterwards doclared.
"Who's there?" said Miss Lidia, op
lng it sufficiently to obtain a glimpse
a tall polo man with pooketrhandk
ohief folded turbanwiso around
"Excuse me," said this apparltl
"hut I boiiovo I havo lost my way. Mij
I ask shelter from tho shower? 1 am
young man from tho hospital."
"Certainly not," said Miss Lidia, cl
lng tho door abruptly In his face, w
a fittlo shriek. "Good graciou*! ha*
stood faco to face with tho-small-]
J Aadth?n. ?hp ran tor the, sert.
and (ho camphor-bottle, and went into
Mrs. Printemps lived in tho next
house-a picturesque cottago, overhung
with Virginia-crooners, with a little
plaster cast of Cupid in tho gardon, and
a groat many bluebells ana carnations
-a young widow who read all tho new
cst books and sometimes wrote gushing
poems for the second-rato monthlies.
Mrs. Printemps imagined herself liko
the gifted and unfortunate Mary Queen
of Scots, and dressed up to the part, as
far as nineteenth-century prejudices
would allow her-and she was seated
by tho easement, trying to find a rhyme
to suit a most unaccommodating lino of
poetry, when tho tall palo stranger n\y
penrod under her window, "for all tho
world," as Mrs. Printemps subsequently
expressed it, "like a troubador, or David
Rizzio himself."
"Excuse mo, madame," ho bogan,
"but I am from tho hospital,ami-.
"My goodness me!" ejaculated Mrs.
Printemps, jumping to her foot; "how
dare you como here and tell mo that to
my fac<i? Why don't they isolato you?"
"Madame-" said the surprised
"Go away!" said Mrs. Printemps,
banging down her window and bolting
it noisilv. "Betsy" lo her girl "run
across tho meadow to Mrs. i'nderlay's
and tell her that the small-pox ease is
rampaging all over tho count rv, trying
to got people to let him in, and she isn't
to open the ?loor on any account. And
stop at Dr. liner's and ask him what
sort of senitary regulation he culls this
kind of thing?"
"I'm afraid I'll moot bim, mein!"
said betsy, getting behind Ibo sid,.,
board; "and I ain't boen vaccinated for
?even years, and-"
"Nonsense!" said Mr.*. I1 int
..If you go across tho pasturc-ii ; I ; ... ll
got there full five minutes before ho does.
Make haste now."
Kate Doer was standing in her door
way watching tho storm roll grandly
over the mountain-tops, when the weary
and bewildered traveller opened tho
gate and came hesitatingly In.
"I bog your pardon," said ho meek
ly, "hut 1 think there must be some
thing singular in my appearance. Peo
ple soom to shut their doors against me,
and shun me as if I had tho pestilence
And I cannot find tho rosidoiico of Mr.
Dlbblo, the clergyman. Would it ho
asking too much if I wcro to request
permission to rost in your porch until
tho storm is (?vcr? I came from tho hos
pital, and-~"
"Oh, I understand," said Kate quick
ly. "You are lim small-pox patient.
Hut I have been vaccinated, and am not
afraid of tho disease. There is a very
comfortable chamber in ibo second sto
ry of tho barn, and you shall bo care
fully nursed and taken care of there,
"But you aro mistaken," cried tho
young man: "I am not--"
"Hush!" said Kate gently. "Do not
be afraid to confide in nie. I am Dr.
Duer's sister, and know tho wholo storv.
Sit hore and rest a little, and I will
bring you some broad and milk until
my brother comes."
"I am a thousand times obliged to
you," said thc stranger, "and tho broad
and milk will taste delicious after my
long walk. Hut I do not know what
If .ils you to think that I am a victim
to varioloid. I have lost my hat in tho
wind, to bo sure, and nm compelled to
wear this Syrian-looking drapery on my
hoad, but 1 never had small-pox, and
hone never to encounter its horrors."
Kate Duor turned red first, then palo.
"Then," said she, "if you aro not tho
small-pox caso, who aro von?"
"I am Felix Amory," said the young
stranger, "tho chaplain of St. Lucetta's
Hospital in Now York. I am to preach
in aid of tho homo mission on Sunday
Kate Duor burst out laughing.
"And everyone has been mistaking
you for tho small pox case!" said she
"Oh, Mr. Amory, do como In. How
could wo all havo been so stupid? Hut
you soo. tho minuto you began to speak
of tho hospital-"
"I dare say it was very awkward of
me," said Mr. Amory. "Hut it's tho
way I havo always mentioned myself to
strangers. St. Lucetta's, von know-"
"Yes, I know," said Kate. "Hut to
tho gooil folks hero, there is only ono
hospital in tho world, and that is the
I'itchorvlllo Instituto."
Mr. Amory enjoyed bis toa, sliced
peaches, ami delicate "angel cako" very
much, as ho sat tctc-a-tetc with Kate
Duor, by tho soft light of tho shaded
lamp, while tho rain pattered without.
And when tho doctor came in it was
coaior yet.
"Tho small-pox caso?" said he. "Oh,
that is safely isolated at Hopo's Quarry
sinco this morning. And doing very
well, too, I am happy to say. Upon my
word, Mr. Amory, I am sorry that you
havo had such a disastrous expe
"All's well that end's well," said UfO
young clergyman, leaning back in his
snug corner with an expression of inef
fable content on his face.
Miss Lidia Larkspur was quito indig
nant when she heard that Mr. Amory
was staying at Dr. Duer's residence.
"Just liko Kitto Duor," said she. 'To
manoovro to got that j>oor young man
into her hands,' after all. Hut if a man
rushes around the country, tellingcvery
body Unit he comos from a hospital,what
can ho expect?"
"Tho most awkward tiling I over
heard of in my life," said Mrs. P mi
te m ps vindictively.
Hut this was not Mr. Felix Amory's
last visit to Pitehorvillo. Ho oame in
autumn when tho leaves wore rod --and
then in tho frozen beauty of winter.
And tho last time, lie asked Kaki Duor
"if she was willing to encounter tho
trials of a minister s wife?" Arid Kate,
after a little hesitation, said that shu
was willing to try.
And Miss Lidia larkspur declared that
"anyone could get married if they were
as bold about it as Kate Duor."
Mr, Thomas A. Hall, tho totlptor, who
has recently flnUhed a larc;? statue of
Daniel Wooster for Concord. N. H., is
now at work on a portrait of V. T. Bar
num. The figure is in a sitting position.
It will not bo put up during his lifetime,
but his family prefr- to lavo tho por
trait from lifo instead of wilting to have
it done from photograph*. Both these
statues are to bo catt ki bronce In
N?turi)*? Moanit <>r Indicating the Coming
of a Htorat,
The wind risos, foretelling a storm.
It cries and moans at the window as if
it lamnnted tho evil it was powerless to
prevent. It is a sound which tries tho
nerves already sinking as thc electric
stimulus is withdrawn from the air. Tho
low spirits wo are unable to account for
aro Olton caused by tho suspension of tho
bracing, positiv.- electric current during
a chain,"' of weather, too slight, per
haps, lor us u< not ice. This sinking of
spirits unconsciously lentis sensitive peo
ple to regard the erv of tho wind as a
sort of banshee warning of disaster and
wreck. This is ono of tho oldest super
stitions In tho world, for before tho time
of Virgil and Theocritus, when to Greek
and Etrurian an eclipse was tho frown
of un offended doily and a comet was a
llery messt u :< r of wrath, tho s:irh of tho
wino was full <>f unutterable portents.
In olden dav?, when wintlow frames
were not aa close ns ours and chimney
crannies nimrod pipo for any tune the
wind cit?se to play upon it, imaginative
colt rs wove many a legend <>f demons
of (ho air lind witches shrieking discord
and horror, as if
Tho cloudy it lr WMH Ulled round about
With i" wunger)! . mid wot'ul, wHltlni*plaints
Old-country tradition is full of such
tales, and WO are al! primitive enough
to feel a louch of creeping dread at thc
ohlrieh voices of the wind, forgetful thal
Ibo clamor and wailing is only tin: wind
forcing itself through a crevice loo sinai!
for it.
Tho world is ful 1 of superstitions whieb
nave arisen as naturally as the childisr
droad of tho wailing of tho wind. But
you must ho sure that these well-worr
ideas have neither meaning nor wort!
before you throw thom away. A super
stition is not alu ays a thing to bi
laughed at, a truth which the latest re
search of science, strikingly illustrates.
In places on the west coast of Eng
land, on tho calmest, quietest of ?lay?, i
strange, hollow moan is heard from :
distance at sea, although tho waves lit
sleeping at. one's feet. Fifty years agc
the o ast folk believed it the. voice of i
spirit, by tho old heathen Saxon nairn
of Bucca, which foretold tempest ant
woe. You hear tho voice now, ominou
as of yore, but you know that it is tin
noise of a storm so far ott'on theAtlant'n
that its swell has not even roache!
shore. Sound travels Ft? much faste
than currents of air that tho tempes
leaches tho ear long before tho hrs
ripple of wind tone ?K'S fie cheek. Sonni
in air travels about thirteen miles i
minuto; in water four times as fast, out
stripping Ibo speed of any tornad*
known. The shore at these place
gathers tho sound as in tito drum of th
ear, and currents striking castwart
carry tho roar of storms which ar
sweeping miiloeean hundreds of league
away, not a blast of which may eve
vex tho shore It is wonderful whs
carriers of sound anti motion tho gre?
empty spaces of the ocean are. Befoi
a galo is felt ill tho British isles a hoav
Bwell stits tho lightship swinging at th
station of tho Ki&h and Cockle Ga
while at Valentia the surf rises twentj
four hours before tho ?torin roache? th:
projecting point. In tho bey of Moi
leroy, California, the. billows como tea
ing in from tho Pacific while tho day i
perfectly calm. A cyclone off days i
sea has sont these surges to tell th
shore of its work.
W a 'istast hills look clear, sailoi
forbo* storm. When instead of ii
usual h.w.e, Blue, hill, as seen from Dei
ham, invites tho OVO to pierce its del
and woody paths in singular Hearnes
wo know il is tho last of our goo
weather for awhile. How is this?
great German observer says the moistut
m tho air washes it.; dust and impuritii
away, leaving this beautiful cloarncsi
But this reason fails to ho satisfactory
Why isn't it as clear after a rain as we
as before it. when wo know tho woo?
fold their huesl mist about them, ns
to keep their recesses fresh? I preft
Ibo theory hat tho air beforo a ston
has a rcfraeting quality which brine
distances near, liuo tho glasses of a tel
scope. Hov does it gain this quality i
ono timo and not at anothorP Porhai
by tho different arrangomontof its mol
miles by tho alteration of the* eleotr
current so that various layers of the a
act like lenx s in n degree One fim
the same len sed i ko quality in tho air i
Arizona plains when mirngo is visibl
and on tho northwest prairies, when i
times it ls likt! looking through a gre:
prism, and tho slopes aro outlined wit
purple and bud with roseate tinges <
Bnenanting harmony.
You have heard of the old signs ar
sayings about the right time of tho mot
for sowing seeds and expecting rain
mell a quarter, and you have taught
it tho idea that tho moon had anvthii
o do with tho affairs of the earth beyoi
jiving light like a big ian tom. ..]
act, writes one English scientist, "tl
nfluenee of tho moon on the weather
ts mythical as its Influence over bunn
?fe.'* Presently tho name writer spca
>f "tho powerful agency of tho moon
musing tides of ocean and of air, sn
oct to the sumo tidal influences
Farther he declares thal "changes
.ho weather aro associates with vario
IS poe ts of tho moon." Mr. Park Har
ion, ono of tho closest observers
nodi.-rn times, after studying a mass
observations, concludes that thcro is
endenoy in tho moon to wami t
?arth at her first quarter and cool it
he third, slightly but perceptibly. it
tiaisher, the COlebr \tcd moteorologi
inds that there aro r ore north win
n one-half of tho moon's jioriod ai
nore south winds in tho other-cain
mite BtlfHciont to affect snob susocptil
nings as the germs of seed.
But leaving tho slight additional h<
riven by tho moon out of tho quostlr
efieureh brings a new and serious phf
>f tho moon's influence before us. T
noon is a radiator and reflector of t
am's heat, which pours upon her foi
>eriod fourteen tiroes tho length of c
lay, part of whioh flows into space a
nut comes to earth. In this period
solation tho moon receives not 01
teat, but a portion of that intense vi
md electric force of which the sun
ho center and source. At hor th
Klatter tho mo->n has been exposed
e un intel riqit- . bout of the sun for ?
lours, absorbing quantities of vital h<
ind eleetricity as well. Why may i
t bo also reflector and radiator of t
ileotrio energy, whioh we And diflu?
in the grouud, tho leaf in its sheaf, the
blood within our voins, the tissues which
overlay our frame. Scionce deteots a
tido of nervous oloctrio force at its fullest
about 10 o'clock in the forenoon, and
from 3 to 4 in tho afternoon, when
human strength and life aro at their
best, in tho hours opposite which tboy
aro at their lowest, when the sick feel
focblest, and when the dy i tig find re
lease. The hours of its ebb and flow
aro as well kuown os tho tide of ocean,
and beyond a doubt suoh a current
exists in lower forms of organic life.
All things point to the sun as thc royal
source, tho moon as the dispenser ?nd
regulator, of this magnetic life. Ad
miral Fitzroy, founder of tho weather
service of Great Britain, fairest and most
exact of observen, writes in his weather
book that all the phenomena agreo with
tho idea of such an cloctric influence on
tho part of tho moon and farther that
it explains all unreconciled facts in
meteorology. This being true, it re
dooms from absurdity tho dependence of
mankind for centuries on tho aspects of
tho moon for signs of weather, for times
of sowing and reaping, for weaning of
children and young animals, in short,
tho most delicate operations of nature,
sensitive to influences we duly fed and
distantly perceive. When all scientific
men agree th;<t, whatever tho reason,
certain changes of tho weather nod cer
tain changes of tho moon happen to
gether, we have not far to look for a
code of weather signals available by
land or sea. Tho old superstition was
that the moon caused the change of
weather, in which lies tho mistake, just
as if wo believed that tho cautionary
signals of tho weather bureau caused
Storms, That tho moon's changes agree
with tho changes of weather as with tho
tides is a belief on which we want tho
experience of twenty thousand striot
observers.--A'. Y. Mail and Express.
Natural (ino tn Dwelling;!*.
Thc necessary danger attending the
use. of natural gas may not be greater
than that encountered in places where
tho manufactured artielo m commonly
employed for purposes of light and fuel,
but it is certain that since ?twas utilized
in western Pennsylvania sud southwest
ern New York more, accidents have re
sulted than can be charged up to artifi
cial gas the world over. Two of tho
most serious of those oasualitios have
taken pince in Pittsburg, where not long
ago a main exploded, wrecking several
buildings and killing four or five people,
and where, within a week, tho explosion
of another pipe has resulted in toe de
struction of a steamboat and the loss of
ono life.
It natural gas may bo utilized in thc
homes and tho business of tho people
with safety a very important problem
will have boon solved. Whore so em
ployed for domestic purposes tho ocon
omy of tho household hos boon revolu
tionized. Tho pipes am run into ordi
nary cooking and heating stoves, as
well as grates, and, besides saving the
labor of carrying in coal and removing
ashes, os well as the cleaning and dust
ing m:ule imperativo under the old sys
tem, tho now device obviates thc neces
sity of kindling Aros and of watching
them, and at thc same time reduce? tho
expense on account of tho fuel and light
by moro than one-half. Whoo a fire is
wanted in every room in tho house a
match for each room will supply thc do
mand. If tho fire becomes too strong lt
may bo checked by turning a lever, and
on thc other hand by a similarly easy
movement every stovo in the houso may
bo made rod hot ata moment's notice.
The only drawback to all this is thc
reflection that ono's houso is connected
by direct pipes with the Infernal regions,
with tho nevil knows who in charge of
tho generating proceas. If all goes woll
bolow tho little flames so successfully in
troduced in the houses above will b? ex
ceedingly enjoyable, but in thc event of
disturbances in tho depths, or of some
slight defect in tho means omployod to
control tho supply, there is no telling
what might become of the dwellings and
their inmates. If thc natural gas wells
can bc controlled and regulated as suc
cessfully as the reservoirs of the artificial
article aro, there appears to be no ex
cuse for tho dreadful explosions which
havo taken place from time to time. On
tho other hand, if these explosions aro to
ho set down ns unavoidable, the natural
gas SO to rp ri se becomes a dangerous one,
not only to tho pooplo who avail them
selves of ib< seeming conveniences, but
to the public at large, which may be
blown to kingdom come at any timo
when it least expect* rt.
Washington Correspondents.
A number of Washington correspond
ents dictate their dispatches to short
hand men, and these transcribe them
for the press. Stenographers aro very
cheap herc, and in ordinary times you
can find ono who will take down and
rewrite a column lotter for a dollar.
This is much cheaper than doing tho
writing yourself, as tho greatest expen
diture of onergy in wr^L'ng is in thc
pushing of the pon. Some correspond
ents dictate their letters to the typewrit
er and several I know have wives who
can run tho typewriter as well as tho
most experienced professionals. A lead
ing correspondent of a Now York paper
lia-, a wifo who can take down a column
of correspondence from his dictation in
half an hour. This column contains
about 1,600 words, and she must write
at thc rate of fifty words a minute. This
is vory fast typewriter work, and its
8|>eod will lie appreciated when lt is re
membered that tho ordinary longhand
writer who composes does remarkably
well if he writes fifteen words a minute.
A few newspapers keep men at the Capi
tal who aro expected to devote them
selves to lottor-wrltlng exclusively.
These aro few, however and their letters
are devoted to editorials, descriptivo
matter, and gossip about mon and
measures. Tho Hold of Washington
correspondents seems to ra? to bo widen
ing ovary year. There are plenty of
bright men In the business, and of the
hundreds her? the great majority are
trained men. The dUslppated men
among them can ba counted upon your
fingers; and as a rule they rre hard
working, keen-witted, snob-hating, gen
tlemanly fellows.
A traveler in Mexico writes that ha
was recently in a city of 19,000 popula
tion where net a singla copy of m dalby
newspaper was taken.
North Ciirollau Takes it Homo Treatment
Instead of Coing to Parin.
North Carolina boasts of no less
than fonr madstoncs, cadi of which is
alleged to have certain sp?cifie virtues,
making each tho great and o dy niad
stOiic. Wonderful apparent cures
have been erected hythe uso of these
madstoncs di.ring thc past half centu
ry. Some of them aro even older than
that, but faith in their efficacy has
never diminished. There is a famous
oto in Halifax county, and pcop'o
bitten by rabid dogs have berm taken
to tho Htono or the stone has been
taken to them for years. Last year
?.wo cases wore treated by ii and one
's now under treatment.
Another st mo is known far and
near as the Painter inadstoue, and is
owned by Mr. Painter, ol Parson
county. It is in demand by both Vir
ginians and North Carolinian?, and
ibero are cases known of persons bav
in ar. cases known of porsons having
been taken hundreds ot miles to he
touched by this stone.
On Chi 1st mas eve li. M. White, of
Halifax couiny, Va., was bitten by a
mad dog. Ho went to Painter's as
soon us possible for treatment. P un
ter applied tho stone sixteen times to
the wound, lt adhered fifteen times,
hut nt tho sixteenth application thc
stono would not adhere. White was
given immediate relief, bast week a
negro woman living near Danville was
bitten. Saturday she was taken to
Painter for treatment, and this is now
in progress. Tho people of that sec
tion claim that this is the only gen
nine madstono in tho State. None of
these madstoncs have ever been sold.
Uv some persons they are regarded as
giving luck to their possessors.
A Kentucky Farmer Blown ills Roy'tiltead
Oiv, Calling ulm Laxy.
NewB has just been brought to
Owcnsburg, Ky.,by a gentleman ?rom
Muhle.iberg county, this Stale, of au
un lat ural nui'der, that ol a son bv his
father, near the Mud Hiver coal mines
in thai county. G. L. Hopkins, ibo
father, is a farmer, and is about lin;,
years old. He has an ungovernable
temper at times, and has boon the
dread of tho neighborhood, lu his
fa oily bc has been quito severe, and
at times even cruel, and then lor a
season, over-indulgent. Last wick lie
was on a spree, and in one of hi
savage moods, finding fault with every
thing nt home. He charged his b'ou
Willie with laziness and worthlessness,
although the neighbors looked on him
as a patient, much abused ard over
worked boy.
On Saturday morning, about T> o'clock
Willie, who is nearly nineteen vein s
old, got up and bedail nun;i on his
best clothes. G. L. Hopkins, Hie
father, who was standing with his
back to thc fire, seeing this, exclaim?
ed: "You lazy whelp, take off them
breeches and jun on your working
trousers." Willie nettled up and re
plied: "Pap, I've had enough of that,"
and went on dressing. "PH show
you how to talk to me," and grasping
?ho shotgun from lhe hooks on the
joist, fired as ho spoke the last word
and blew the whole top of Willie's
head off. Ho hastily picked up his
hat and coat and lied, and has so far
escaped arrest.
Robbed of ai,500 und bia Watch,
riiil Cox, a fine-looking man, wdio
hails from Yazoo City, Miss., paraded
thc streets of New Orleans for ii week
with a big dog at his heels and a thous
and-dollar silver certificate pinned lo
his waistcoat. Ho has been a regular
al tem?ant at the Exposition race-,
sometimes netting heavily, and was
usnally in the coonany of sporting
men. Ile drank ii great deal and used
to display thc silver certificate without |
any fear of thc consequences. Last
Thursday night Cox was taken tolas
rooms intoxicated, by three men,
named Waddle, Costello and Faulk
ner, who put him to bed. When he
awoke the next morning his silver cer
tificate, $500 in hills, two diamond
cluster pins and a gold watch and
chain, valued at $100, were missing,
It was found that (he hinges had been
removed from the door leading into
the back yard, bul it is th light th t
thc presenco of the big dog would
have prevented a robber from entering.
The police were informed late Satur
day night and thev arrested Waddle,
but the other two men who tosk Cox
home have not been found.
Predicted"*!!" Own lieut li.
Daniel G. Sperry, of South Wind
sor, Conn., who early in December
predicted his death in three weeks
thereafter, died on Tuesday afternoon,
within a month of tho date he pre
dieted, ilo had already settled his
business affairs and had bought a mas
sivo oak collin, which ho kept in his
house. Tho ladino of his prediction
thal ho would pass away in December
had ao eff' < t upon him other than to
make him moro depressed in spirits.
Ho said nothing further regarding his
presentment, but it was evident to Ititi
friends that he had not abandoned it,
for ho showed no interest in dally
affairs or in tho future. Ho was well
advanced in years, hut was in ordinary
good health until this strange presenti
ment began to prov upon lum.
A Uuili niel Wreck.
A disastrous wreck occurred last
Wednesday night on tho St. Joseph
and Des Moines branch of thc Chica
go, Burlington and Quincy system,
about four miles east of Albany. A
passenger train bound for St. Joseph
encountered a broken rail, when thc
whole train, oxcept the engine, was
thrown from tito track and down an
embankment fifteen foot. There were
fifteen passangers on tho train and not
one escaped injury. An old man
named Miller, from Palmyra, Iowa,
WM instantly killed, his neck being
broken, ?ereral wero seriously hurt.
--Th? health of Ex-President Arthur
baa caused some anxiety dnring the
last few weeks. Ho has been under
treatment for severo indigestion and
bis diet has been restricted to tho
simplest articles of food, principally
milk and pepsin. He has MI fte re 1
much from Insomnia and the attendai
nervous excitement and depression.
Offer to the public at large, tho largest and handsomest stock of Cloths, Cassi
mers, Montaignacs, Beavers, Worsteds, Meltons, etc., ever brought South.
These will be made up into Suits, Overcoats, Trousers and Vests, at Prices
Unprecedented in this or any other market. Perfection in fit, and handsom
est trimmings, ns well ns Lowest ol Prices shall be our motto.
Sole Agent for Dunlap, Knox, Vouman's and other celebrated Hats.
Also, a thoroughly completo lineo! Underwear, Neckwear, Suspenders, Col
lars and Culls, Handkerchiefs, Umbrellas, a.nl undoubtedly the cheapest and
best stock of Shirts in the city. Thc best $1.00 Shirt in tho market.
The choicest stock of Overcoats in the market-our own make.
Wedding (unfits a specialty, and satisfaction guaranteed.
All of thc above aro offered to the public, and tho prices guaranteed.
Tailor, Hatter and Furnisher, 718 Broad Street.
Can always bo found a full line of Medium and Cheaper tirados of
At lower price-? than nt any other houso thia sido of Cincinnati. This work
ia all made to order, ia limiter running and better Unladed than the clo*?
of work generally sold aa standard Vehicles. But I have just recolved a ful?
lluo of Fine Family
Carriages, Phaetons and Cabriolets !
Just received, another shipment of those. Fine Open and Top Bungles,made
upon special orders by the best manufacturers North and East. Nothing be
ing used in the construction of these Vehicles but tho best materials, and in
quality, style and tl nish, are unequaled by any others now in tho market.
In stock a full line of
All gradea, which I will oller at lower prieea than hive ever before been
known In tho history of tho business. Milburn, Studebaker and Standard
Plantation Wagons, all sizes. Oak and Hemlock Solo Leather, Calf Skins,Shoe
Findings, Carriage and Wagon Materials, Harness Leather, Belt Lacing of
superior quality, Rubber and Leather Belting. Also, a full lino of
Guns, Shells. Powder, Shot, Table a.id Pocket Cutlery. Plow Points for all
makes, Nails, Ax% Hoe?, Plcka and Mattocks. Pitchforks, Shovels, Spades.
Steelyards and Scalo Beams, Grindstones, Rakoa, Padlocks, Carpenters'
Tools, Flies, Hinges, Window Sash, D iora and Blinda, Farm and Church
Bells, which I am offering at lowest cash prices.
(Successor to R. H. May Ab Co.,) at tho Old Scand, oppoaito Georgia Rall?
road Hank. 7'-I Broad street.
Stearn, Marble & Granite Works,
Manufacture all kinda of
Home & Eastern Granite Monuments,
529 Broad St., Near Lower Market,
Tim (JH KA P S i CAltPtil'? ii\ UKoKMlA*
Stock Larger, Prices Lower than liver Before,
Carrots and House Furnishing G Kids, the largest S'ock S ?nth. MoquH. Bm#
?els, 3-Ply and Ingrain CarpotS, lilias. Mats and Crumb (.Moths, Window S'iS'i?:?
Wall P. rs, Borders, LnceCurtat'-s, Corn loos and Poles, Cocoa and Canton Mai?
tings, Upholstery, Chromos. ?2r*Writ? for samples and prices.
Mar. 17,1835.-16 Til Krmul S . Mi trusta. O?
Ul- %JDW*XT.l '? ?-M,UWI.U-J??3C
Columbia, S. C. Laurens, S. C.
A T T O lt X E V s A T L A W,
i, UJRRNS e. H., S. C.
OFFICE- Fleming's Cornel', Northwest
side of Pabilo Stpiaro.
LAURENS .'. H., 8. 0.
By buying vour Drugs and Medicines,
ATT O li N F. Y AT LA \\, pf,l0 colognes, Paper and Envelopes,
Memorandum Books, Face Powders,
.Tooth Powders, Hair Brushes, Shay
Omeo over NV. IL Carn if- store. jng I),.u8hc8, Whisk Brushes, Blacking
, .., ,"," Brushes, Blacking, Toilet and Latin
Abhevuie* ' . I i ur ell s * ?ry -Tb'> Tea, Spice, Pepper.Glnger,
AObovlllc. Lamons. Lftm,,s ftn(1 Lanterns, Cigars, Tobacco
BENET & MCGOWAN, and Snuff, Diamond Dyes, and other
invp/invvvc . rp i . : articles too numerous to mention, at
I.AUKENS C. H., 8. C. | Also, Puro Wines and Liquors, for
' medical purposes.
I. W. FBROUSON. GEO. F. VOUN?. No trouble to show goodfl.
FERGUSON ?: YOUNG, Respectfully,
? nvn, ". VKVS KT I V W B? ! POSEY ft BRO.,
ATTORNEYS Al LAW, Laurens C. H., S. C.
LAURENS 0. II,, S. 0.
lt. P. TOM). W. li. M VKTIN. ;
M. f. HOLMES. H. v. SIMPSON. 1
A T T O lt N IC Y s A T L A AV, !
Dr. W. H. BALL,
in M I S ? .
Office days-Mondays and Tuesdays.
LAURENS C. n., S. C.
- ANO -
201 Vine Street, CINCINNATI, 0.
The typo used on thia paper nzt oa?t by tho
atoOTti foundry, - ED.
August 5, 18S5. 1 ly
Pelot & Cole,
628 Broad Street,
Pictures made m any kind of weather
bj the
Instan tan eons Process.
Special attention given to copying
.nd enlarging Photograph?.

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