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After tho l'an of Troy.
Troy hu-* fallon; nnd never will bo
War Uko iii" war Hint WHS wnged form?.
Lo.tltl I hui huv I li? iso lon yours book iiKftln,
W Uh I ho love iiiH iii" glory, tho nlcnsuro like
Tho elfish of m u?s mid Ihr din ol thc ll?lit,
i in- feasting mid music, iii" color und hunt!
? et, mixed with ii nil, thoro Rounded to mo
liver a inonu from Ibo fur "ir s?'u.
TJicro still remains this fur nil time io bo:
I lie wnr of the worlil was I'miKlii ter ino.
? Ive them no pity who died for me lhere;
Mon cnn nevermore il lo tor u moo w> rn ir.
And winn dn. s it mutter ttint now thoy Ile,
t^ui'i mid silent, he non I li tho sky?
Iii member Mini nono ovornioro eau bo
Muck toe Hies" vein s tn Tiny with me.
-Flori ne" Peacock, tn Academy.
Under t he Simw.
.lillie, with Its roses, weill long llgO?
To-niirhl the eil rt ll fl lying deep linder the
RH? ? w ;
Hope's richest trensures, like roses of yore,
Are sotlttered iiml vanished, lo cuni?'-never*
The brent li of thy blossoms, O, lovo-huunted
days '.
Tim soi ( Myhill- zephyrs, thy birds' teador
Thy fni.iiway skylnnds, so blue und so fnlr.
The mists oi thy mornings, rose-tinted mid
One voice linnie thy muslo, its silence lu pnlll|
Ono fuco mudo thy benn ty, "twill como iK'Vr
While chill winds uro blowing I weep In my
O cr thc lev?' Hint Iles burled deep under tho
-norton Transcript.
STOiiY or A it i :< IA si;.
In one of the mountainous dainties
of Wales there live?! for many years a
hermit, of whom no one hail anv knowl
ills abode was a eave, in a wild re
gion; and he never appeared among Iiis
fellow-beings except to ' blain snell llc
eessarios as his hermit life, required.
Ile would never, while living, reveal
his name, nor place of hirth, nor tho
cause which bad led him lo seclude him
self from the world.
One da\ a couple of travelers, passing
through thal region, visited tho eave,
and found thu hermit not only dead, lint
in a slato of decomposition.
The hotly, after an inquest, was
buried, and Miine garments and a few
trilles, which belonged to the deceased1,
wein deposited at the nearest magis
trate's o Alee, with a full statement af
thc facts.
In a pocket of one of these gai'lllOlltS
was found a manuscript, supposed to
have b.cit written by thc deceased, and
which, as il tells its own tory, we hero
transcribe without a word of comment:
I w as born in a yi ur I shall not re
cord, in a place I shall not reveal, ami
lintier a Ult ino 1 shall not disclose.
For many long years I have been
dead lo the world, and my desire now
is that the waves of oblivion shall roll
ov : 1110 and leave inc ns if I had never
bc. I
And yet there are some fai l-, in my
life w hich I wish lo set forth.
Win P
Well, I doubt if I could tell anyone
why. j
1 only know that thc impulse is on
mc to write them down, perhaps to tlc
stro\ the record when (haie.
My youth passed pleasantly.
I had Kimi. Indulgent, ami tuons pir
en ls, w ho sought lo nuiko my lifo a hap
py one.
I was sent to school at an carly ago,
and kept there till I had acquired a
good English ?ducation.
Then, at my ow n request. 1 became
an iindcrclcrk in tho large dry-goods es
tablishment of a prosperous merchant.
By strict Integrity and diligence I
gradually roso lo a Ural position.
At two-and-twonty I had'the confi
dence of un employer, and was often
Invited to Ids dwelling.
At lil'St this made mo very happy,
and as I looked forward thou, tho fu
turo seemed very bright. Hut, alas,
and alas! this was Ibo beginning of a
sorrow which will novel* end while 1 re
main on earth.
My employer had n daughter a kind,
gentle, lovell being w ho. to my en
raptured vision, scorned nu angel just
come down from Paradise
From tho moment I liest beheld hor
my wholo soul went ott! to her, and
from that time forth I could con. ive of
no enjoyment in which she had no part.
As I am confessing this to myself, or
to a world that will never know ino, I
will say that I loved her to a degree of
worship which made her a something;
above and beyond my reach; anil
though naturally easy and Huent in con
versation, I COtlld not speak to her with
out changing color and choking, and
appearing moro like an idiot than a
man of sense.
This made mo avoid meeting lier
when alone, or pressing forward to tako
my oh anco With those who were seeking
her at evcrv Opportunity) perhaps be
cause of a liking for herself, perhaps be
cause of a liking for tho money ?ho
Would inherit.
I do not think she ever .suspected mo
of having any regard for ber hoyond
that of her iH-ing tho daughtor of my
employer, whom 1 was in duly bound
to treat with respectful deference, and
certain I am that she had no conception
of tho holy love and worship I secretly
gave hor.
As I have said, I avoided as much ns
possible coming in contact with her
would have gone a mile out of my way
rather than speak to her, and yet lier
presence, in my company of which I
formeil a part, was a glowing joy, und
her absence a depressing void.
Among her numotfOUS Stilton was ?
fellow-clerk, who held a position of con
fidence under our employer similar to
HIV Own, and who, when we were alono
together, was always praising her sweet
ness and beauty, and proclaiming his
own undying love.
"Oh. inner the golden moment whim
I shall bo able to Olasi) her dear little
Ininti in mino, and call her by tho en
during name of wife!" Ito would some
times exclaim, or usc words of similar
Impott; and when I would as often turn
aside, lo con?cai the fooling! that would
nluio.it overpow er mo, ho would mis
take my action for a dislike on the sub
"Ah," ho ono day said to me, "I per
?oive my darling linds no favor in your
sight; and she knows you do not Uko
her; but for my sake, 1 trust you will
not lot her soo that you absolutely hate
tho sight of hor person, mid tho mention
of her name.
Thia to mo, whose excess of lovo for
the object in question was consuming
mo Uko an inward flrol
...Mun!" cried 1, turning upon bim
with tho glaring fury of a wild boast,
"if you loved that hoing with one ten th
of tho passion that is destroying me,
you would cut your wagging tongue
from your gaping mouth oro you would
permit so nippant a mention of so sacred
a name."
Ho st ar tod, und stared at me, while I
walked indignantly away.
Did ho understand my words? Did
ho comprohond them tn their breadth
and depth?
Only so far, perhaps, as a shallow
bram and a superficial feeding could
reach, for ho was ono entity, and I an
From that moment, however, ho
ceased to speak of her in my pres? nee,
and I, feeling that sho was lost to ino
for ever, only secretly worshipped her
from afar.
t?o matters drifted on for a time, and
I became miserable over my solitary
brooding; anti while. I wished myself
far enough from the scone of a rival's
triumph, I shrank from tho thought ol
going where 1 .should never look upon
my idol again.
Ono niglit, having forgotten some
thing at tho store, I procured the key
from tho porter and entered the build
lo my surprise, I soon perceived tho
glimmer of iv light in the counting
room; ami on approaching it cautiously,
thinking thoro might ht; a burglar at
work, I was still moro surprised to see
tho safe-door ojien, and my rival seated
on tho tloor, apparently counting a
largo roll of bank-notes.
..Well, this hx>ks like singular night
work!" said I.
With a startled cry, he fairly leaped
to his feet, letting the money fall around
lum, and turned towards me one of the
most ghastly laces i ever behold.
After looking straight in my face for
a few moments, din ing willoh hu shook
and trembled, and his very lips quiver
ed, he stammered out:
"Wh-wh-wliy, is it you? Wha-wha
what tlo you waul?''
"Suppose in turn I ask you what you
aro doing with that open safe and
money at this untimely hour?"
"O?i, that?" he answered, glancing
down at tho scattered bank-notes, and
evidently recovering himself with an
oflbrb "Ha, ha!" he affected to laugh.
"Do you know, my dear fellow, I took
you for a burglar!"
"Instead of yourself, eh?"
"The fact is, you seo, my dear friem
"Suppose you leave tho 'dear friend
out?" I Interrupted.
"Well, then." ho coolly went on, "tin
fact is that, after going (ionic, tho ide:
caine into my head that I had mad?! ;
mistake in my money report; and Ol
tho governor, you know (moaning oui
employer), ia very particular nbou
trilles, and might discover it before
should got a chance to make a corree
tioil, 1 thought 1 had better attend to i
nt once."
"And doubtless you found an error
which you were about to*set right!"
said, with a sneer which ho seemed no
to notice.
"Oh, yes, I think there was an error
hut I am not quite sure, because of you
interruption, 1 shall have, to go al
over tho money again. And now that
have accounted for my presence hero
suppose you do the same," lie adde.il
giving nie a searching look.
"Well, I caine in togo!-" Here i
occurred to me that I, an honest man
was being interrogated by ono who wa
perhaps a thief, and I suddenly brok
Off and added: "That is my business.'
"Oho!" lie exclaimed with a peoulia
look and leer.
"And I carno in Iry the porter's key,'
I sharply continued.
"Aha! yes, yes. Just so!"
"And by what key did you como in?'
"I suppose you are not ignorant t
the fact that there is a private key?" h
"Which belongs to the. governor."
"And which his daughter could gc
for me."
..Having ovory confidence in your ir
"At least she ought to have in her fi
turo husband, you know."
This allusion to his coming marriag
with my worshiped angel nearly drov
mo wild.
I controlled myself as well as I coull
and merely said:
"1 hope you will find your money al
fair iftl correct, and not havo to tak
away or add anything!"
"Thank you! I hope I shall!" li
blandly answerod.
1 turned away abruptly to seek win
I came for and leave tho building.
As 1 was about to dopart, in no et
viable frame of mind, ho called out:
"1 suppose you will ro|>ort what yo
have discovered, and as much to my ii
jury as possible?"
'.Probably von aro now judging ni
h vourself, ' I angrily replied; "but
will thank you to understand that I ai
too much of a gentleman to bo a tal
"All right, then, and good-night!" I
Heilig too angry to respond I hurrie
out and locked tho door without sayin
another word.
I returned tho key to tho porter] but
did not mention to him, nor to anyon
else, thc faot of my having met my fe
low-elerk in tho building, under circun
stances so calculated to excito stlSploio
of his being there for an evil purpose.
In this I am now certain 1 did wronj
but I was yoting theft, without oxpet
onco in tho evil ways of mankind, strlc
ly honest um) honorable myself, an
posse.-.-.ed too Hinch pride to deie.ea
myself to thu low condition of a tal
1 reasoned, too, that if my rival lin
originally designed to rob Iiis employe
ho would not iii) it after what hail o
curren, ami that I really had no right I
I Injure his reputation merely because I
bad boen chosen from all tiie world t
tho fatr bolng who was all tho world
It was something Uko a month aft
this event, that 1 was ono day fearful
startled and -.hocked at suddenly flndir
myself lintier arrest for stealing mom
from nv employer.
Nolv Phfltnniiing that I know myst
to be entirely innocent, tho very fa
that I should be suspected of such a ii
furious transaction nearly crushed i
with shame.
.fudge of my unbounded amazonio
and horror, then, on being assurod th
marked money had boon found in r
trunk, that Ih? amount of a thousand
pounds had hern abstracted within thc
last tow weeks, thal my fellow clerk ami
rival had suspected me ever since the
night (so he swore) he had (?con tue
coming out of the store, and that the
porter had already gi' en evidence of
my having hol lowed his key to enter
thc building at an unseasonable hour.
I comprehended at once that thia was
a most hondish plot of my rival to get
me out of tho way and shield his own
dishonesty, for he alone had robbed his
emplover, and profited by it.
What could I do?
My slaloment of the fact that 1 had
entered thc premises for another pur?
pose was not believed j and when I add
ed the whole truth of what 1 had soon
tltoro, I was simply regarded as a cold
blooded rascal, who was trying to in
volve an innocent young man in my
own ruin.
All my previous life of probity went
for nothing, or only stood out, white?
robed, lo make my later acts appear
more dark ami damning.
Well, to bo brief, ? was tried, and
convicted, and sent to penal servitude
for a term of years.
She, who was my idol, was present
when tho awful verdict "Guilty" was
pronounced by tho jury; and ? shall
never forget tho mournful look of pity
with which she regarded mo for the last
time, as she passed by hi the felon's
dock, leaning on thc ann of my wicked
rival and destroyer.
Well, I was, as I have said, convict
ed, and 1 served out my time; hut he
fore I left that pince of misery and de
gradation, 1 had the satisfaction of see
ing my haled rival lhere, in the convict
garb, justly brough! there by Iii? evil
After my release I learned that his
angel wife, my worshipped love, had
diod of a broken heart.
That was tho end of life for ino.
All since then has been only the dull,
dreary round of a mechanical existent ,
with no hopes no fears, no passion .,
nothing but tho tired wailing herc till
the Master shall call me hem e.
I am ns one dead -I am as ?niebun,
-und the world ami all that live in the
. World are dead to me.
Why do 1 still exist':'
Booauso it would be verv sinful to lift
my hand against tho life the Master
gave me.
bet Him work His will, how and
when He will, and lol nie humbly how
before the awful mystery thal I cannot
He. who luis a purpose in all things,
placed inc here for a purpose, ntlllcted
mo for a purpose, and will work ot 11 a
purpose through my sufferings; hut
what that purpose was, or is, or is to he,
is known to Ililli alone.
1 only wait for tho end. ami resign
myself to say:
"God's will bo done on earth as in
Pei Sandera.
Old man Tea Sanders is probably the
most notorious "moonshiner" in north
Georgia. Ho has been in Fulton
County jail eight times on thc same
We saw old man Tea on Saturday
night's north-hound train. He w as just
out of jail and oil lin wav homo,
The Toccoa people will appreciate the
old man's appearance when we say that
bo would remind you forcibly of "Grip
With an old, llabby wool hat. rim
turned close against the corner on tho
left side and a kcoD, searching eve that
was never dazed during his 7l? years of
life, old man Poa is tho perfect image of
some civilized independence. Nothing
abashes him.
Ile is afraid of neither man, woman,
or beast. Ile ls an incessant talker and
loves to tell of his tricks on the revenue,
His latest dodge. Just before his last
arrest an ofllcor got oil'thc train at Hel
ton, near which town he lives, and start
ed over to old Pea's house. I Io met an
old man in the road.
"Ohl man, do you know Pea San
"O, yes; bought many cr gallon er
licker from him.'
"Where does he live? '
"Right down thar."
"Is he at honieP"
"Cuess so; if bc ain't the. old 'oman
"Good day, sir," said tho ollleer.
"Good luck to ye," said the old man.
The ofllcor marched on to old man Pea's
house. Ohl man Sanders turned around
as thc officer went on and muttered to
himself: "Guess you won't lind him to
day, mister."
Wo said to the old man, "Mr. Sanders,
do you intend to keep on nioonshining?"
Said he: "Them fellers in Atlanta axed
me there and I told 'om I never mado
any rash promises."
"Guess, then, you mean to make some
more 'mountain dow.1 "
"Let 'oin provo it if I do."
Tho old man scorned very well satis
fied with his imprisonment and among
other things said he had been "boarding
at the United States hotol in Autlantcr.
They trentcd mo very well, but I like er
froze up in (hat cold spell."
A young Hour merchant from Atlanta
engaged him in conversation.
Said he: "Mr. Sanders, did you buy a
still before you left Atlanta?"
"Oh! when I want another one, I
thought I would como around and get
you to make it for me."
The old man's ticket gave out at
White Sulphur and the. conductor start
ed to put liim off. Col. K. Schafer, of
Toccoa, stepped forward and paiil tho
fare. Tho old fellow chuckling to him
self said: "Good friends is better than
monoy."-Toccoa ((/a.) News.
A six-year-old son of C. M. Khortt, of
Sugar Grove, N. Y., swallowed a toy
kmfo w hile using it as tho dart of a
blow-gun formed of a hollow metal pen
holder. Tho knife, which was open,
measurod an inch and live-eighths in
length, and went into tho stomach llan
illo first. As soon ns the boy's grand
father, Kairi Davis, hoard of the acci
dent he proHcrihod a diet of buckwheat,
having read Just tho night before how a
young Californian had got rid of a knifo
which he had swallowed by eating
heartily and frequently of half-cookod
buckwlieut. The lillie poy W?S given
all the buckwheat cakes he would cat
and no doctor WUK called in. Hu recov
Tho .Inpaiicso M<HU> ol' Malon;; l^<> Sor- I
pentium Mili n Delightful Morsel.
A .Japan correspondent of tin: San
Francisco Chronicle wrilos: On? after
noon in April 1 wa> strolling about tho
.streets engaged in watching tho in
teresting occupations of iii opeople, when
I mot a young Japaneso who loni been
educated Ut Harvard, and who ap
preciated a slice oil' the breast of a cilll
Vtts-back duck and a tenderloin steak as
perfectly as "one of tho manner horn."
Having politely saluted mo, hu re
"I mn on my way to Mnnoki's.
Would you like to join 1110 ill a feast (d'
broiled eolsP Ii is said (hat this month
the iniagi is a lit morsel tor the god.*." |
I replied, with a somewhat dubious
shake of the head. "1 never was very
fond of those marino snaki s."
"Probably yon have never tasted thom
prepared by my countrymen." ho slyly
returned. "i remember once eating
some at Delmonico's (shuddering.)
They wert! sot!,' flavorless morsels, in
olosod in ti quivering jelly. Como along
with me."
"Are the eels good to-day?" patron
izingly inquired my friend of Ino pro
prietor. "1 have heard thal their Ila vol"
is not quito what it used lo bc. Do you
procure thom from the city canals, or
art! they from tho Sa?nala river'.'" The
proprietor bowed, then twitched tho left
corner of his mouth, after tho fashion of
a Japtllioso uttering a joke, and an
swered :
"Honorable sir, do yon fora moment
imagino 1 should ollercannl-hrcd eels lo
such a judge as yourself? No, no!
You know that 1 have a high reputation
and buy nothing bul (ho inosl'hcnutiful
eels thal come from llie Sumida, li -
momhor?ng thal I ho (imo was near for
you lo pay us a visit, I have saved some
of tho littest lish you ever saw'. Would
you like to como imo thc kitchen and
[lisped them?"
"Hal." gently added bis wife, who
had listened lo his speech with down
cast eyes, "lhal is so. Wo have gome
eels lit foi* a thiillllo."
"What do you say?" inquired my
companion. "Would you liku to visit
the culinary depart inoul ? '
"Not until I have ?lined," I answer? il
smiling suspiciously at the faint odor of
pickled radish thal issued from a rear
ilopartmonl. Tho waitress quickly ap
pen roil with some tray- containing
square, black, lacquered boxes, hearing
thc >igns of the house and a number.
Placing one before each of us, she re
moved tho lightly-lilting lid; and re*
Voa lett lilt! content-, which ware sec
tions of nicely-browned, broiled, split
eels, skewered together, that gave out a
most appetizing odor, l in- girl smiled
as shu watched my looks, and replen
ishing my salicor, placed it near me,
"I think you will lind the iniagi very
pleasing to \ ot:r taste."
1 look ni\ chop-ticks in n:v righi
hand, inserted Hie points in ilio Heall,
broke oil'a morsel and atc. Ye gods!
lt was delicious! rich, lender, delicately
Ihivored, and boneless! I drew my box
toward mo, nodded approvingly at tho
attendant, and enjoyed the delectable
food. The smiling girl brought ill box
after box, tho contents of each being
nicer than (ho last. I have partaken Of
fried oysters al home, broiled lish in all
countries, and tho delicacies of every
elimo, but have never moro I borough ly
enjoyed any dish than I did I lioso eels.
At hist 1 laid down my chopsticks, and,
glancing at my friend, exclaimed:
"You were right in saying thal ibis is
a dish for the gods. We ought to intro
duce it at home."
The waitress bowed in acknowledg
ment of my praise, and inquired if wo
would like lo cat sonie rice.
"Y<*^" nodded HIV companion, "1
think I could empty a bowl or two."
Away went the girl, who, aller a brief
delay, returned, bearing a large tray on
which was a covered wooden tub, con
taining hot rice, two lacquered bowls, a
teapot, and sonic liny cups.
I contrived to cat one portion ot thc
delicious, well-cooked cereal, then
lighted my pipe and watched 111} friend,
who hail his bowl refilled a dozen
times, and moistened his food by satur
ating it with lea.
"How do you contrive to n uder tho
skins of the lish so lender!" I asked tho
"1 do not know," she answered,
glancing timidly at the mats. "Tho
cooks never permit us lo learn their
secrets. If you like to visit tho kitchen
they will no doubt explain everything to
"Now for the hill," said my compan
ion, relilling his pipe. "Altogether, you
have given us a very tolerable meal."
In a few moments she came back,
carrying a small scoop-like tray, in
w hich was placed a slip of paper con
taining a reckoning. This she pushed
along tho mal toward him; she. thou
bowed and remained willi her face (dose
to tho tloor, while ho minutely scruti
nized tho document. Taking lils purse
from his sleeve he dropped some money
into tho tray, and remarked in il low
"You may koop tho chango" (10
cents). His munificence almost over
powered thc uaitre.-s, who bowed re
peatedly, and gratefully murmured:
"Your gonoroslly resembles thal of a
foreigner. Anyone can soo that you
have traveled." After we had smoked
awhile he asked whether I would like lo
visit tho kitchen, and Oil my replying In
tho affirmative summoned the landlady,
who said: "You honor us too greatly.
My husband shall show you how wo
prepare the eels." Wo lo.-e, quitted thc
room and dcscoiltling the ladder-like
stairway, tho slops of whioh wem
polished smooth as glass, slipped on our
foot-oovcrings and entered the kitchen.
On the hard earthen floor wero rows of
little charcoal furnaces, provided with
iron rods that served as rests for tho
ski?werod cols. Maroki, whoso only
failing was a Weakness for bow ing and
politely sucking in his breath bet ween
Ilia speeches, led tho way, and was ex
ceedingly attentive. Pointing to a
rango of tubs containing Ano specimens
of fish, ho remarked:
"Those were caught this morning;
they aro the most expensive lish in tho
Nippon llashi market. Aro they not
worth looking atP"
"How do you contrive to so com
pletely extract tholr bones?" I de
manded. "Our cooks can not accom
plish that feat" Motioning a lightly
clad servant (<> approach him, lio said:
"Somo customer.-) have just como lu.
Preparo au eel hi tho prcsonco of those
gent lemon." Thc man, who ovidontly
took great pride in lils work, selected a
vigorously squirming lish, struck its
hoad smartly upon a wootton block
upon thu Hoor, ami kneeling by it
grasped tho creature's neck, inserted a
knife in the lett side of thc vertebra1,
ami dexterously ran it down to the tail;
then rapidly applied his instrument to
the Oilier side Ol tin; bai l.bone ami re
pealed Hie process, leaving tilt- eel split
open. Holding up thc head, to which
was attached tito vertchru? and lateral
bono inclosing the. intestines, he bowed
ami said:
"There is not a splinter left in the
"That is so," proudly remarked tho
proprietor. ?.! only employ tia; most
.skillful men timi cooks." 'The operator
washed down Ibo block, chopped tho
Mallem <! ell into three-Inch lengths, and
shouted I" ti cook, who advanced to re
move it on a .dish. Thc next process
wa s a mysterious ono a nd was performed
behind a sereu, from whence tho
platier of cols was presently handed out
to one of thu lioilcrs. M\ opinion is
that thc lish had simply been plunged
Into boiling water to make tho skins
We advanced to a rango and saw a
COOk skewering the pieces of eel on loll?
bamboo splinters. Then he placed
them on dui rods over tho glowing coula,
and win ?i one -?tlc was browned, dex
torously picked them up with a pair of
iron chopsticks and turned thurn. After
they w rc thoroughly cooke I hu seized
the lish with thc sanio instrument and
plunged ii into a vessel containing old
shoytl, wh'.'di was thick and dark as
molasses, Thu steaming unagi was
then drain '. placed in a lacquer box,
and sent up-stairs to thc customer.
A Chinese ?VIII I iona Iro.
Hu Ilsueh-ycn, thu groat Chin?se
banker ami millionaire of Hangchow,
is doad. In some respects, says tho
Shanghai A. he was one of the most
remarkable ni u hi his country. His
father wan a merchant, and bo himself
bogan lifo from a pn tty low rung on
the ladder, having buen originally a
simple clerk cir "purser," as tho Chinese
sometimes say, in a commercial hong.
Hut by dint of bis extraordinary talents
for business ho rose rapidly hi wealth
and fame, and for sonic voa rs past has
been recognized as thc loading mer
chant of t 'iiina thc representativo of
China's financial amt commercial inter
ests. To borrow a phruso mado familiar
to us i>\ Mr. Kdward Jenkins, Hu Tao
t'ai was, in no far-fetched sense, a true
Paladin of finance, and when he died
had already been honored by llio em
peror with a button of the first grade
(l'un p'iii tim/'Cui), a yellow riding
jacket, and (ho rank of provincial judge.
His beautiful palace at Hangchow was
ono of tho show places of China. The
Chincho say that lils career was scarcely
like one of real life it was a "spring
dream." Advancement from so low a
degree to tho high honors and unbound
ed woe Uh which ho afterward attained
is a phenomenon less common in China
Ilia i in Europe and America. There
have1 been many miners ami gulch la
horers in thc United states who have
risen to bo bonanza kings. Mr. Gilead
L\ Heck docs not stand alone in thc an
nals of tho far west. Hut in China such
freaks of fortune aro rare, and Hu Tao
t'ai may fairly claim a placo as a suc
ccssful merchant basilio T/.u Kung, tho
disciple of Confucius, who, when en
gaged in business, always made a
profit. In this, however, thc sage was
more fortunato than the millie nairo,
though he never amassed much wealth,
for tao losses sustained by Hu in lils
celebrated .silk speculation were simply
fabulous, and there were probably few
merchants in tho whole, of China who
ever owned tts much as was then sacri
iicod. Hu diod at midnight a few days
ago at Hangchow, ago something over
30 years. Ho w as not a particularly
cultured man, hui his influence was
great, and ho was renowned for the ex
tensiveness and liberality of his chari
ties. Tho Jiu Pao, in its obituary notice,
says: "Ho has saluted tho world; and,
now that bo has gone, having died in
impoverished circumstances, who is
there who will not look hack upon his
career and accord him a sigh of regret?"
A N'OVOI enterprise.
A Halifax, No a Scotia, correspon
dent of tho New York Evening Post
writes: B. 15. I>ai nhill, of .loggia's
Mines, Cumberland county, has under
construction an immense, raft for tho
purpose of carrying to Now York about
3,000,000 superficial feet of piles, logs,
spars, hardwood timber, and hoarus.
Its dimensions are, length -110 feet,
width 66 foot, depth 35 feet, and it will
draw 21 foot of water. Tho raft is be
ing built upon a well-constructed cradle,
which will bo launched with tho raft
and removed from it in tho water, leav
ing the raft with its chains and binders
lo support i* If. The structure is tor?
pcdo-sli: i at the bow and stern, and
a cri - tction nmidship will bo of tho
form of an ellipse. When completed it
will weigh 8,000 lons. Th,, weight is SO
distributed over the four set of launch
ways as tO exert a pressure of HO pounds
to tho square inch, which is about two
thirds of the pressure allowable on or
dinary launehways. About one-sixth of
tho < argo has been slowed. When com
pleted tho COSt will be about *-'0,000.
Tho raft is lo be towed to New York by
an "ocean tramp," or by two tugs, as
soon as launched, which will bo about
midsummer. Should Mr. BnmhlU's en
gineering skill prove equal to his enter
prise and courage in planning and un
dertaking so novel an operation ho will
have provided a cheap method of water
carriage for tho products of tho forest.
Many persons view tho scheme with in
credulity, and predict that it will be a
The annals of modern diplomacy de
scribe no event more important and
Unique than tho spectacle oiQuoon Vic
toria and Mn. Minister Phelps sit
ting in a co/\ room at Windsor Castle
drinking tea and comparing their ro
spOOtiva vlQJVS on establishing tho auto
nomy of raspberry iain. This occur
rence, says ino Philadelphia Press, can
not fall ti) draw tho two great English
speaking nations closer togcthor in the
bonds of common sisterhood.
TH Animals li om tho Hart i Mountain?
?.<-t. 1.11 ?.-.<. on the HRS? brui Grounds ns
Targets for Sharpshooter**
(From the New Turk World.)
Never did a more amusing or excit
ing affair take place in New Jersey
than tlie groat boar Inuit which came
oil' at thc Elysian Fields, Hoboken,
on Monday afternoon. Thc German
steamship Eider last week brought
over from Germany two wild boars,
wiiich had been captured in tho Hartz
mountains by agents of Charles Heidie
tho collector of wild animals. When
thc boars arrived they were presented
by Mr. Reiche to Charles Kaegebahn,
<>f No. 31-1 Washington street, Hobo
ken. For several days ho was at a loss
what to do with them. Finally sonic
of his friends suggested that a grand
w ild boar hunt be given at thc Elysian
The suggestion met with favor, and
tho hunt, was lixed for Monday after
noon. Invitations were issued to a
number of persons, but many more
people came than had been asked.
They swarmed over the fences of thc
baseball grounds, whore the hunt look
place, and crowded through tho gates
despite tho precaution of thc keepers.
Among those who caine were nearly
till thc eily officials of Hoboken, many
of those of Jersey City, besides hun
dreds of prominent citizens aiuPrlood
Iinns and street gamins.
Tho sharpshooters who bad boen
^elected to kill the brutes were Henry
A. (Jobie, It. Wclfolman, W. Hollister
Ward and George Brown. Only the
two latter appeared. W. Hollister
Wall is the editor of a Hobokon week
ly paper, and his father is a clergyman.
Ile learned to handle the rille carly in
Mle, and ls an expert shot. George
Brown is a colored man, and is in the
omplov of Mr. Reiche. He, too, is a
crack shot.
At .'5 o'clock the inclosed grounds
were crowded with spectators and thc
tops of the fences were lined with
people, while out of neighboring win
dows peered hundreds of laces. Half
an hour Inter the door of the pen was
thrown open, and as thc smaller of the
boars shot through those of the specta
tors who hail not already secured a
place beyond the reach of tho terrible
looking t ushes of tho wibi beast sought
safety in undignified Hight. A dozen
valiant policemen scampered with the
rest of thu crowd out of thc way,
while Chief Donovan and Mayor
Tinikcn vied with each other to reach
tho fence top. The obesity of the
mayor prevented a successful execu
tion of tho manouvre. The boar, an
undersized, yellowish brute, ran half
way across thc field, then he stopped
lo root with bis long snout in thc
spongy earth.
Sharpshooters Wall and Brown
edged carefully up, while the crowd
kept cautiously back. While the
boar had bis bead hall' Willied to thc
eyes in tho dirt, Brown drew a bead
on bim and tired. With a squeal of
agony the animal (urned ami ran willi
jaws widely extended towards Editor
Wall. That valiant huntsman ner
vously pulled up his parlor l ille and
pulled the trigger. The cap snapped,
but the gun failed to go off. The
boar, however, fell dead at his feet.
Then the oilier boar was released.
Ile was a lng follow and w s inclined
lo bo lazy until Kaegebah.i's big wolf
hound was let out. Thc dog walked
lip to him, smelled of him, and then
quickly proceeded to seize him by the
left car. The boar squealed, and the
dog ict go and gazed at t| \. Strange
quadrupod lu apparent astonishment.
He was much more astonished when
tho boar opened wida? bis tremendous
jaws ami made a side lunge at him.
Hail that blow bit thc dog, that dog
would have worried no more boars.
Luckily, however, for thc sport, thc
dog escaped, and then began the fun.
First tho d'g chased thc boar, and
Ilten thc boar chased the dog. The
(wo sportsmen got as close as the\
dareil, but could not get a good shot.
Suddenly tho boar started towards a
group of spectators and sent them
Hying in every direction. Mayor
Titnken got against thc fence, and
when the brute was olosc to him
kicked tremendously. His Honor's
feet looming up like a big stone wall
frightened the bog, and it ran towards
Cns Soldo, who tumbled over Bill
Wright, who in turn knocked down
Water Commissioner Winjos, who, in
falling, toppled over against Chief
Donovan, luau instant all was con
fusion, and ('harley Kaegebahn ran up
with a baseball bat anti beat the boar
over thc head until he ran towards
Brown, the colored sharpshooter, who
blazed away at him. His ball nearly
broke a foreleg. Thc dog kept snap
ping at the boar until Mr. McAncrny
told Mr. Kaegebahn to call him off or
thc sport must stop. Thc dog was
Immediately called ou".
Thc infuriated animal hail mean
time lunged towards Editor Wall,
who tired a big lille ball into his breast
and killed him. Carl Echcrt, Heritor's
expert butcher, ran out and with a big
Unite, cut the boar's throat. The two
boars were at once hung up and clean
ed, after which they were hooked to
the side of a big truck and paraded
through the streets.
- The Loyal Orange Institution of
England bas issued a manifesto de
nouncing Mr. Gladstone's proposed
Irish measures. It summons Orange
brethren everywhere to remember
their special and solemn obligations to
def md the Protestant succession, and
to make all ncccsary preparations to
prove their loyalty to Orango princi
-Thc Intended journey of tho Czar
to Nova Tschorkask, to present his son
to the Cossacks as their chief, has been
prevented by tho discovery of a dyna
mite plot to assassinate tho imperial
Early. A Cossack officer and his
rothcr, the lattor being a student in
St. Petersburg, have been arrested in
connection with tho crime. They are
believed to bo Nihilist agents.
-Tho Senate vory graciously passed
Mr. Edmunds's resolution for him and
then proceeded very graciously to con
firm Mr. Cleveland's appointments for
him. Tho United States Senate is a
very obliging assembly.
Trees About tho House.
Otu: good tree will oftoll redeem a
piuco from ugliness. Nothing else can
give ru much grace ami beauty to home
surroundings. A house standing in a
ard in which there arc no trees, always
as an air of hoing unprotected. No
matter how fino tho building may bc, it
looks desolate and cheerless. There is
something companionable in a good
tree, and tt gives a more homelike char
acter to home. Hut many make tho
mistake of planting too many trees.
When we set small trees wc forget what
they will be in a few years, and we are.
likely to plant them too close together.
Most kinds grow too rapidly, anti soon
wc arc in a thicket. We havotOO much
shade. When tin? question comes up wo
lind it difficult to decide on which ono
to cut down, ami very likely we allow
them all to stand awhile longer, wait
ing for circumstances to decide the mat
ter. When wc do get around to thc
removal of sonni of them, almost always
we lind that all of them have suffered
from crowding, and those we at last de
cide to leave aro far from being tho
Symmetrical trees they might have been
if they had been given more room.
Another mistake is in planting trees
too near thc house. Wo do not look
ahead far enough to see what tin y will
be in a few years, and the result is, in
many casi>s, that, our windows are ob?
?cured hy branches, ami thc sunshine is
barred out. lt is well enough to have
moderate shade about the house, in cer
tain places, but wo do not want it every
where, or so much of it as to make
a perpetual gloom about thc place.
Therefore, let us make allowance for
growth and development. Wo can put
shrubs between them to take away the
vacant look. Lot thc rule which gov
erns tho distance between the trees ap
ply to ibo distance from the house, lt
is never tho number of trees about a
house that attracts us, but thc beauty of
each tree. One good one is a valuable
possession, while a dozen poor ones aro
as bad ns none. - E. E. lidford, in (he
American Harden.
A $25,000 statue is to bc erected at
Toledo in honor of thc late General
James II. Steadman.
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