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Country t'omitUititiy mal Made Mormon*, o'
'I hem Thirty Vi'nrn Ano.
(From thc Now York Star)
Tho (lentil of old Tom ferry, the
greatest Mormon elder cost <>f Utah and
tho leader in what was onco a settlement
of 250 of tho Latter Day Saint?, which
occurred at Pcrryvillo, N. J., last week,
virtually closes the history of Mormon
ism in New Jersey. Of all tho old set
tlement hut two hoopla now romain
ono, Adolino Meyers, an old moid, now
residing in 1 lainesville; and Hie other,
Martin Beeton, an old bachelor, living
away hack in the Line Hid gc Mountains,
lifted! milos from Dcekei tow ;i. The
history of this community, as obtained
from Hilas Huydum, or "Whoa-boy Kile"
as he is more commonly called, is an in
teresting ono. In fact, old Sile himself
is in au interesting story. Sile is one of
oldest settlers in the lillie Ridge Moun
tains, and lives in wind was once the
very heart of the eastern Utah. Early
one morning last week a 'Star reporter
started from DeckortoNvn to hear Silc'.->
?lory of Mormonism. He found tho old
man sulVering fruin rheumatism, con
tracted during tho war, and for which he
HOW draws a pension. Alter tho usual
remarks about the weather and tho value
of tho horseflesh which tho reporter had
been driving, tho latter said:
"Say, Sile, did you ever hear of a
Mormon settlement up in this neighbor
hood ?"
"Did I ever hear ot' il? Du | remem
ber it? Well. I guess I do. I conic
pritty near bein' a .Munmin myself them
days. 'Long in tho spring of 'CO, I think
it was, vt hen all old, lone haired pilgrim
come marchin' into town one nioruin',
He saitl his name wail Lane, Kider Lane,
from Salt Lake ('ity. Ile had a pack of
paper-covered books lintier his arm. ami
lie left one at every house. I think I
got tho one he loft here yet. Just wait
till I go in and SCO."
Tho old man walked into the house
mid returned in a few minutes with a
yellow-covered book containing about
fifty pages, entitled "ThoChristian Way;
A History of the Lise and Progress of
the Mormon Church, by J ulina Lune."
"T'het ere book," said Sile, resuming
his si orv, "is what did it. Tho willimill
folks got a holtl on it an' retid it over an'
over, an' they'd get together an' talk
about ntwoon themselves. Old Lam
didn't stop tbi t time, but he came back
in about a week an' writ out notices tl tel
ho waa ngoin' to stay an' preach on Sun
day. Tliot was 'long about tho middle
of the week, I think, au' ho spent the
rest of the week gobi' around nailin'
these notices up on trees. Wt ll, Sunday
conto, an' the whole ni o nu tai n turned
<nit to Ja ar what the old man had to say.
I was thoro long with my sister, Sallie
Ann, an' i ked a lot of paper an' a piece
of charcoal, an' 1 put down tho Scrip
ture notes thot thc old follow read. I
kinder thought he might I io a little, or
read 'om w ron;,' or sui hin', don't you
know, an' when I got bum I got down
lb?; old ibbie, au' bunted up every one
of the texts what be bad read, an' by
Kosh, Uley were there, an' just like he'd
said om, too. I thought I was n pritty
good Hcripforinu mysolf, but some how I
didn't recoiiimeniber ol' 0V0V .'invin' read
thom things before. There they was,
though, in black ami white, an' f
couldn't go back on the ibbie. It was
tho mont dovilishcst bole I ever gut into.
I bilked With some of tho neighbors
about it, and at l&st wo decided to la bl
a motin'unbeknownst to Lane to talk
it over and see what to do abonj it. Wo
didn't just like tho idea ol goiu' book on
our Methodist brethren down to Saudis
ton, but wo was nguiu' lo ho rigid, broth
ron or no brethren. The night for tho
moctin' come, an' about thirty-live of us
gathered in my house, this sumo old
luaiso light Jierc," pointing to tho house.
"I thought we'd he.st unen tho lnectin'
with jawyer for help lo dooido tho quos
tion, on* si? 1 got np an' prayed the good
Lord to toll us which was right. Well;
air, maybe you Woji*( believe il, but
mithin' said to liic, 'Sile, ,VO??'JJ best leave
tliat galoot alone.' I heard it ?w t as
plain as dav. lt come so silddint, by
gosh, that ? mudr up my mind on tho
spot to stick to tiro Mt finalists, ft didn't
BOOm to strike the other? that way,
though, for every mother's son of them
voU?l to have thc old sinner sbiy and
"Well, course one couldn't do ?Mithin'
?gin thirty-four, an' so Hay bcd their
way, nu' LAUO was invited to preach. Fie
was more than willin' to, you lief, an' he
kei>t right on Sunday ofter Sunday
makin' now converts ail tko tinja. P?y
jill' by, I guess 'twas after be bcd OOOfl
hero 'bout six months, be got up in
J?ueim' oue Suuduy, un' saids 'Urethren,
wo l>ecn hore some time now. ul.iburin'
together. An' tho church of Cod bas
grow?! np t<? Ivs ? big OTTO. Part of imf
religion ia to baptizo, un' ab of you must
Isl liuptizod ?toro yon can git to heaven.'
Thc? Ju? mill ho would bo nstandin' on
tho shore of Luke Bbipc ong at 1,2 o'olock
thet night, o/i' nts would bapti/e all who
beti jined tho faith. Everybody wonted
to seo how it was dow. au ao everybody
was there. At exactly 12 o'clock Old
Lti/ie s?epj?d into tim luke, au' /danit a
minuto after Ann Harrison, a young girl
a?*out'i0years old, followed him. Hoi
commenced to sing n song, ami then he
duneed her down into tho wat**. He
dune Hiis three times, an' then ho asked
for anybody ciao that wonted to bo bap
tized, ?lld young ToM lingot munni
stepped into tho water. Ho wa* followed
by twonty-oiw moro, an' tben they ul)
wont homo. After this baptism they
had one every week, u/jd if there was
anylwidy what wn-Mi't my>?V4i?\ I"- warn t
nolkxly. The church kept a-growjj;' an'
ft-growjn' until VV>, when Leno saitl
good-by an' loft for Utah. We hoard
e?ferw?rd that ho died on li.r road-any
way, wo never taw hun ar "1
'.For 'Inuit three years thoro wasn't no
head an' the church died down. I ben
in '68 a follow calling himself Ed Dock
erty an'eha'm ina to had from NflW York
cAiuo an' took charge. Ho )>mng wi/b
kim two of the purtieat gals you ever see
sui' aaid they was boih Ilia wives. Ho
wa* a (landy feller on' All tho girls hero
abouts was chian gone on him. Ho
hadn't boen boro no moro than throe
months before ho married Sally Pcebus,
a nico young gal. The dniren growed
while Dockorty was hero, nu' when ho
loft thora WOSabout 150members. Along
in '(ii), just before thc war broke out, ho
wont to Texas, tnkin' bis three wives
with him. ' I hear ho died shortly utter
ho got there
.'I went to tho war just after that, and
what they done while I was gone ? don't
know, ft was just after I eonie back in
'03 a feller como along named Sparks,
an' he preached au' bossed tho par?di
until 'CO. whon ne disappeared ono day
an' notion' was heard of him until about
a month after, when his dead body was
lound up here in tho woods near Fid
dler's B?pOW. Ho was buried in great
style, tt was during Sparks' term w hen
Tom Perry was converted. Tom was
pretty wall ulong in years-around tho
sixties, somewhere, f guess-but be be
came a rad hot Mormon, an' ho used to
got up in tho old school-house un' say
tho spirit moved him; then he'd talk an
hour ?il a time, ri al smart, too. It was
On account of this talking power that old
Perry took charge when Sparks was
gonn, and J think ho had 'bout 150 willi
mill and seventy-live men ill bis congie
gat iou. Tho old schoolhouse wasn't
big enough to bold them, un' they bold
their mcolin's outside. Old Toni bad
ono wifo whon ho jincd tho church, an'
alon1 ho got through be bad eight. I
hour they's all dead now. Tho old wo
man war ?Si when she died, an' the
youngest, a gal named Minnie, war
about 22. 'Long in '72 or '7.1 Tom modo
nj) his mind to convert tho whole coun
try tin' ho made up a moctin' to discuss
tllO question With tho Methodists down
! to Sandiston. 'Ibo moctin1 lasted eight
days au' both sides claimed they got tho
best of it, so it was put into tho hands of
a committee to decid?', but somehow
they never reported how it como out.
In 'Tl thu thin;; commenced to dwindle,
an' it kopi gittin' leaser an' lesser until
now. 1 guess, there's only two loft. < hie
of em is a cousin of mine, Miss Meyers,
down in llayncsville, an' t'other one is
I old Mart, P.ccton, who lives up boro il
piece in the mountain on th?; road to
nowhere. The settlement just below at
I Shay town, which was run by ('burlie
Abeis, never 'mounted to muon anyway,
an', I guess, they're all gone now. Weil,
I must go to work. Much oblccgcd for
you fellers stoppin'. 1 don't see much
of lifo up herc."
Aftor thanking Silo for his story the
scribe drove on to the old school house
wilora tho meetings were held. lt is a
little old hut, not much larger than a
good-sized dry goods box. At present
it is occupied by Martin Cole and his
family, consisting of a wife and eight
children, lt bas but two rooms, and
these ara used for cooking, eating and
sleeping purposes. Haifa milo further
up tho road is Tom Perry's old placo.
On a little clearing by tho road is the
house wileri) ho was born and lived all
his life. It is an unpainted wooden
building containing four rooms. There
is a little shod in tho rear. Tom wan
quito a character. He was boin poor,
and by drudging and saving he succeed
ed in buying the land around hil home
stead, amounting to about 050 acres.
Twenty years bi fore he joined the Mor
mon <'burch he epiarreled with bi? wife
about a trilling thing, and they novel
spoke to each other until tho night he
was baptized. All that timo they lived
in the samo house, cooked, ate and slop!
together, yet they never sj toke a word t<
each other. Ile was the father of four
teen children by thc woman. How man;
be bad by his later wives is not known
He had eighty-two grandchildren whoi
ho died. All are scattered in difieren
parts of tho country, none ol them livinj.
noar tho old placo,
About half a milo north from Perry':
placo ks Laka Shippoiig, where all tin
converts were baptized, lt is quite i
large body of witter, considering tue fae
that it is on the highest point of the Billi
ltidge range, over 1,900 feet above tin
love] of the sea. Tho view from the lalo
is ono of the grandest in world. Stand
ing on thc roadside near by one cnn sei
fifteen villages with tho naked eye, tin
nearest one ton miles away Four mile
from the lake, on thc old stage line turn
pike, is SliaytOWn, w hich was also one
a Mormon settlement. (!. 1). Abe rs wa
tho loading older in this placOi Ho be
caijfO converted while attending th
meeting? at Pprryville while Rider Lau
was in charge pf them. I'poji his rotuli
home he gathered around him a band p
a dozcil, and every Sunday during th
HUWmpr they would go Oft* ill tho wood
and bold their meetings, while in th
winter they would tv hohl in Iiis hons?
Allei-s bad but one' vife. He had cigh
children, six uf them girls, all of who)
joined the Mormon Church, and mun ie
young Mormon ponyort*. Noue of thei
arc living now.
A few miles back of Shaytown thor
waa a settlement of Mormon womer
The leaders were u Mr?. Kuy abd a Mrs
Fox. No man was allowed U> join thi
community, but if wonted to ppmo an
got a wifo ito was woloomo, provided h
agreed to go away with her. At on
time there were as many us fifteen men
bois in this settlement. A drive of tim
mile? over a stony, rocky road and yo
are in Prick House, the only town in tb
neighborhood that did.not have at lott
ono ppnvcrt to Mormonism when it WI
provalent. Why it waa called Bric
House is a mystery, us u brick h> oomi
Hiing probably hover seen by the ii
habitants of that village, lloro ia whci
tho weary traveler cate, howovor, and
there is any one tiping moro tluyn nnotlu
that the proprietor of tim Brick Hpuj
Hotel kilowa about, it ia feeding h ungi
people ?j. good, square mool, giving
horse six quart? of its. and asking tl
traveler when ho hus finished !fU mp
whether ho would liko a little "eh.-,
lightning," or would prefer to "buck
stone fouoo." H no prefers "chm
lightning," he gets apple whiski
straight, two drinks of which is warran
eil to' biko jtbfl \\Umji Off tim stol i mell i
a cast-iron man. ff ho prefers to ")au
tho stone feqco," he gota u big boyd
hard cider. All this is done for Af
Three milos from Brick House
llayne.svillc, tho homo of Miss Mcyoi
tho Only living female Mormon ill Ji
soy. Hhp is about 80 years old, and ic
remarkably siisfp o)d lady. When ask
about tho old setUemeruta in tho mot)
tains she told substantially the san
story as "Whosvtioy Sile." Sho said th
marriage in ll-pso days acoordiug to tl
rites of tho church was simply au agrt
...,, ? \ ., '. ?
mont on tho part of tho woman to oboy
tho mun. Thoro wis un written contract,
simply iv shake of tho limul. In reply to
tho question if polygamy was pmeticcil
to any extent she ?hook lier head and
saith "Homo did it, hut I never tried it."
Alter "bucking a stouo fenco" the
scribe started oil Iii* weary way of thirty
odil miles buck over tho hills tt> Declior
town, having Learned more about eastern
Mormonism in twfl ve short hours than
he had ever loamed before in his lifo,
fs thoro not a molal lurking somewhere
in the fact that thc only two living Mor
mons of the two or three hundred who
once lived there atti an old maid anti an
old bachelor?
TUB vt nm: noi>?: nunn:.
Mn kin? Ute MAIIHIOII Mure ol ??% I loam nntlLvHi
ul ii (ititi {lon.e.
(Fiont ll.cN' '' VuiU ?Jun.
Tho daily routine ot' life at the Whito
House has not been altered much since a
bride caino to presido thoro. A w riter
in the New* York Kim says that the Presi
dent's habits have not yioldcd tt> thc
change in his domestic afluir?. There is
one moro servant, iv dorman girl, whom
Mrs. Hoyt brought from Fayetteville
with her, who will remain as Mrs. Clcvo
lund's maid. Dltt tilt; presence of a mis
hess at the Executive Mansion would
not bo perceived bv the casual visitor.
A close inspection t if the private portion
of the house, however, shows that ?1
woman's dainty lmntl and refilled lash
have passed over it, and thc rooms lotti
less like a club house and more like ?
home. Mrs. Cleveland anti her trient
have been overhauling the antique furn i
turc, pulling one piece out of this roon
and pushing another into that, and a
thc west end of tho private corridor the*,
have titted up a lit titi snuggery, w hen
they sit sometimes and exchange con
faiences. A piano bas been taken ii|
into one of the sou til chambers and tba
part of thc house, w hich hus so long bet i
gloomy and forbidding, has now hccoim
musical ami merry under tho touch o
their lingers. Visib ns w bo are shown int?
the President's lil ?rn ry nowadays bea
unaccustomed sounds, a snatch of sonj
disclosed by an open ?loor, or an echo 0
laughter, or a fow nott s of a piano gav I;
When the President hears those sound
li?: often looks surprised and many
time leaves iv pile of official papers ol
his desk, looks inti ? flu; adj?>ining rooi
to seo what tho girls, OH ho ?'alls then
arc up to ami then returns to his work
happier and more contented man.
Cabinet mooting was,interrupted tb
other day anti grave matters of stab rial
were laid aside by n little confusion i
which two girlish voices were appareil
but the interruption passed sudden]
away ami di verte I attention was restore
to tile consideration of tilt: fisheries qUC!
Breakfast was formerly served at tl
Whito House at eight o'clock and tl
President was often at Iiis desk an hoi
or so before. Now the breakfast hoi
is nine o'clock, nial only once or twit
since his main ago has Mr. Cleveland a
tended to any official duties beforo goii
downstairs. Ho usually posses into tl
library on bis way to thc (lining room
toko what telegram s er letters aro 1 vi i
upon his desk and runs through the
while waiting for breakfast to be serve
lb' gets into the ofllcial harness about ;
hour later than bc used to do, and it
generally ten o'clock nowadays beforo
begins work, winn nine was the ho
formerly. Ht: pul ls steadily along un
half-past on?', w hen, on ovory altern:
?lay, ho re?oives the public mid then g<
to luncheon, ami afterward chats wi
the ladies for a few minutes as he sundi
a cigar.
During the morning hours Mrs. Cioi
land sccs nothing <>f ncr husband, 1;
spends her time in rcadiug, sewing, ?
ranging things alu ?ut the house, wandt
ing in th?: conservatory and gossip]
wjt-Ji the gardener nhout the Howers,
which she is very fond. Di the attie
the. White House in a wonderful .-tore
old things, ami tia i young women in
been overhauling them, dragging
light relics of Jeffersonian simplicity a
Jacksonian severity and throwing tb
into contrast with the artistic mode
ness thai hus provailed ? ince Oona
Arthur ami tb?' TitTiinys newed I
President's quarters. Whit . thoro is
necessity for Mis. Cleveland oxorcisi
an\' supervision over tin; domestic alli
of the place, as the servants are v
trained and Humorous, scarcely a t
passes without ti consultation with
steward or a vioit to the nook, who, w
tho rest of tho household, admire til
young mistress as much as flu1 public
llarlirlori >r?rr Ute.
The New York Herald quotes from
Jacksonville niMMsuko tt> provo t
bachelors never di?:, thus:
John Kelly thought Tilden too obi ?
frail to nm a BOCO nd tina* as Presid?
.fohn Kelly is demi. Tho stalwart Ch
dior wrested the Presidency from Tiki
Chandler is dead. (Haul, it i:; SJ
W0|||l1 hftVO ar resit al ami imprisoned
dca if be lnul Attempted to claim
office bc bad been oloctcd t?>. tiran
dead. Hancock w as chosen us a n
likely man tolivo through tho Pr? sa
cy than Tibien. Hancock is ?lead. I
thicks seemed to Dave a haig lifo ali
of him as ??ompared with the man at
hoad of tho ticket. Hendricks is ?I
Seymour, Mc('b'llcn, al] tho old ca
dales aro dead. Meanwhile Tilden tb
there is nothing st > invigorating as w<
iiig away before ll ic. mast on bis yach
I lort?nd ? Hcnomlnatlon Talked or.
"Mr. Cleveland will beat ovoryl
in 'KM,'" said Representative Miller
Texas, to iv Hbvr reporter the other i
"Public opinion US in his favor and
ono cnn beni hita, lt tho. aleotion
curred thia fall ho would be electee!
an immense majority.''
"Will ho bo strong in tho convent!
asked tho Shir.
"Yes. Machino politicians can't
coed in a light neninst well defined
lio sentiment. With Mr. Carlisle so
on the ticket they would get tho la:
majority ovor given to any ticket."
There is considerable talk of this
among Dpiiiopra^ in vi.o Douse,
seems to bo acknowledged on all
that the turn of Hie tide is towards
Cleveland's renomination, and tba
reatly it hos got out of tho control o
politicians.-Washington S|av.
The only thing that eau moko n
I without advertlsloK-tho mint.
Till* BKOTIOft.
An Intelligent Statement of (ix* Coiullllon ol
Ml'iilr?, Viewed Through iii?- Spectacle? of mi
I m p? ri in I Corren|ivndeiit,
(Mobile hf (ter to tim Milwaukee .Iniiinnlist )
Tho long, lanky oditoi' ol a Northern
paper, who wont to Canada to dodgo tho
draft, insists that tho rebel brigadiers
aro again in tho Baddie, ready for anoth
er assault on the Union. He whispers
to those who will liston that thc South
ern mun still li?tes his Northern brother
witli ell the ardor of his BUUbl'cd nature.
As usual, the organ editor lies. I have
spent six weeks looking for uncoil
st meted citizens, without finding one.
On thc contrary, thc visitor from thc
North is impressed with tho cordiality
which marks his-reception hero, and thc
spirit of National pride thal is manifest
ed. A spectacle not unfrcqucntly be
hold is that of un ox-Con f cdc mt e soldier,
who gave one of his logs io feed Uncle
Sum's bullets, steadying himself with n
crutch while, ho praises with generous
gesticulation tliis great and glorious na
tion. 1 have not heard the late unpleas
antness spoken of except when thc sub
ject was broached by a Northerner. Of
course there ure Bourbons lu re who can
not understand that we have passed from
tho bo's to tho HO's, but thc average
Southerner would light for the Union
The story of tho business lifo of tho
South is a sod one. lt may have boon a
finest at the Hil? Van Winkle banquet;
it has certainly slept for twenty years,
ami is now straightening out ?ls logs
prepurtory to going forth to learn what
ami where il is. lt v. ill lind as much
happiness and prosperity as Hip did al
tia* end of tho journey. There is no
limit to its resources; to tho rigid and
thc loft oncean seo fortunes; but there
i< nobody hero to roach out his hand and
lake thom. ( lue rides through miles of
splendid country that bears no sign of
life. immigration is tho inst great
need; no effort has yet been made to
secure new citizens, ls it likely people
would go into such a frantic scramble hi
settle on Dakota blizzards if they know
of tho advantages this section of country
oilers to mon of small capital ami day
laborers? P.ut tho Northwest will bo ex
hausted sooner or later, and tho tide of
immigration will How Southward. Thon,
and not till then, shall we know the New
South, ll is not probable this metamor
phosis will bc completed early enough to
benefit the present generation.
Tho belief quito generally entertained
by Northern people, that tho nogro is
destined to act an important part m thc
development of the South, is fallacious.
They do not appear to progress. I have
neon colored children at school, and it is
hard to realize that a human being can
bo SO siupid as they are, with rare ex
ceptions. Tho older negroes have not a
spark of ambition. They live on a few
dollars a year, and are lazy, shiftless aud
Contented. I could h urn ?if but few
colored employers. Wo drove three
miles into tho country, in Mississippi, to
see a specimen of nogro thrift. The fel
low had rented ground and planted cot
ton. He picked enough to pay his land
lord nial merchant, tho latter being tho
mau from whom he buys meal ami mo
lasses, About one-third of tho orop ho
did not harvest, leaving it us it grow in
tho held; hu is sure of food and lodging
for tho year, and is satisfied. lake all
the darkeys, ho lives in a small cabin
that has ono room, a big chimney and
no windows, lie sponds no money for
clothing; in fact a decently dressed
negro is not a common sieht. Where on
earth they got tho rags that partly cover
their bodies is a mystery, lt is fair to
say I have seen 5,000 negroes, and every
one of them wore a hat which Wordscan
not describe, ami no two of tlieiii wore
ulike. In foot gear, particularly among
the curly-headed denizens of Tennessee
ami Mississippi, they display fearful and
wonderful ingenuity. Tho majority wrap
rags around their feet, and do not re
mov?! or change them until wann weath
er is guaranteed,
Tho relation of tho whites and blacks
is misrepresented. The negroes arc ex
tremely respectful ami frequently alloc
tionato in their conduct toward the
white people. They hove trouble with
tho um ducotcd whites, whom they con
sider beneath thom, lt was from this
class tho overseers were selected in tho
days of slavery. The stories of bull
dozing and shot-gun rulo uro gross ex
aggerations. When the carpet-baggers
were driven out stormy scones wore wit
nessed, but now elections aro peaceable.
The negroes do not exhibit tho slightest
interest ill affairs of State, Thousands
of thom do not oven know when an elec
tion will bo heidi When a Doro oe rat
(bogging tho Bourbons1 pardon for call
ing .Slr. Cleveland such) became Presi
dent some of thom were excited by
pictures drown by domagognos, but now
they Becni to regard tho administration
with favor. Alexander, tho colored man
who delivered Blaine campaign speeches
in Wisconsin bust year, died here this
week. Ho was ii hard character, accord
ing to thu general verdict, und openly
traillokod on his influonco witli his peo
ple. If tho negroes could bo intelligent
ly directed they might do much toward
developing the South, but it is duuluful
if tliey can do un v thing for themselves
during Hie present generation, at least.
1 am not prepared td say they have not
advanced since thc war, as I know little
of their condition when they wore ia
bondage In judging then- *|.,. reader
must keen tal Libel the fact that for gen
eral iona they have been oppressed. It
is therefore not reasonable to expect that
they will at once raise themselves to a
position which humanitarians wish ^iul
expect thom toocomvy,
S cilly i'm. South shines. Ono can
not imagino more charming people.
Their borne? wero built for entertaining
on a grand scale. The rooms uro always
large and tho coiliugs high. Yjtffo ????use
cost a fortuno pri^t'idty, now you could
buy it for a song. Tho handsomest place
I have seen could bo had for $15,000 or
$'20,000. As evidence of its departed
glory, paintings that represented ?\n ox
pondituroof $100,000 (Liver the walls
The grounds are aeres Wido and deep,
finely wooded and watered. Now there
s nothing to support such establish
ment*. Tho architecture of all the houses
is sovorely plain; there i ; so little varia
tion that thu prospect soon becomes
monotonous. A fcaturo is tho bread gal
lorios, witli their immense pillara; nearly
every building lias thom.
Iii these great houses there is room for
hospitality. Tho people haven't us much
money as we have in tho North, bul they
know how to spend what thov have bet
ter. A New Orb ans gentleman said:
"A great many pcoplo live comfortably
on nothing." If they havo but a dollar
they spend it Uko niling. Society seems
to bo their lifo. Breakfasts, luncheons,
dinners, balls and receptions! Tiley
uover tiro of tho crush, tho chatter, tho
music. Tiley work as wo play, 't he
women aro bountiful und well ( .'.neate,!
generally. Men idealize thom. Tin ir
sway is absolute. The result is doubt
less beneficial, 'i'hoy try to Uvo up to
the standard which their mule friends
havo set up for them mortals that are
but ono step from heaven, "a link be
tween a woman un?l an angel." Per
haps too great a part of their lives i>
spent in society; thc .stream of insin
cerity ami llattery which is poured into
their curs year in and year out is apt to
wash away tho freshness und simplicity
which constitute wi ?nian's greatest charin.
They read good books, and coiiseipii rt
ly are broad-minded. They have pmcti
cal ??leas, and make tho best of wives.
Their pale faces will not com pur favora
bly with tho rosy cheeks of Northern
girls, in thc oyes of Northern men at
least. They ruin their complexions by
using powder; at a very early age their
faces are color?? ss. < ?Oilgross might pass
an anti-face powder act, oil tho ground
that beauty is a gift from tho gods for
tho benefit of mankind, and she who
ruthlessly destroys it isa flt subject for
line and imprisonment.
The men do no! average ss well as thc
women, 'flu v ure able, but do liol know
how to make their talents serve thom,
They lack ciiorgy and application, and
possibly opportunity, although nun
ought to make opportunities. Very few
of them still cling to the idea that wort;
is degrading, that a gentleman must bon
Amusements aro liberally patronized.
Tuesday was thc Mardi tims fi livid.
There is no holiday in tho North like il.
Business is suspended, and 111 . - wholi
population appears on tho street . l'ulU
naff tho pcoplo wi ar masks and highly
fantastic costume;, und are givi n dm
license in speech and manuel's, from
early morning uni il late, at night they
blow horns, dance, sing and play tin
fool gonorally. They are both r < itizcii!
for tho frolic; it revives their interest ii
sober things, ami convinces thom that ;
little nonsense goos a long way-.
Mobile has about in.(inn inhabitants
and is better oil' than many other South
01U cilios. lt i:> ll delightful place foi
winter tourists, and as il faun; spread:
throughout the Wost it will finnish win
ter homes for pi opie who obji ct tu - s * n
\> KXII.KD \ M'Oi.r.ov
1'rlitce I'loiePlon Tolls n Truth or Two Mion
lill' t x I . 111 - i < 111.
(From til.' London Kpectntor.)
On tho under-landing Hud the Chain
ber will expel thc Cornie do Paris an
his son and Prince Napoleon and his so
and leave thc other Princes withi
France, Prince Napoleon lins publishe
a protest, in which he makes minccmcii
of Hie supporters of tho scheme^ A
"Orleans Prince," he says, "marries hi
daughter, and invites his friends to cob
brate that event." That i > n<>t n erinn
"I had no connect ion with i: ; yet ii i
this which has suddenly transformed ut
into a Pretender, though I was not on
the day before" Tho perils of Hi" I!?
public do not spring from tho Prince!
but from a Constitution drawn up b
Royalists, but shaped into an instrninei
of Jacobin oppression. "By what socii
improvements have you instilled yoi
rule? Yon have neither boen able t
respect tho Concordat nor to nlsdish i
to continue free traders nor to bccon
protectionists, to reform taxation nor I
defend it, to soften international Ul
friendliness nor to procure au alliance
Proscription has commenced, and coi
fiscation will come; thon tho partisans i
tho Princes will be expelled, and tia
tile Chamber will be driven to tho H.
des Suspects.'" lt is all tnie, and Prim
Napoleon might, had he chosen, h.;
proved his case by a filial illitstrati
His cousin, tho Emperor, was drivt n .
Hint preciso declivity beginning with tl
proscription of tho Orloaiiisl I'rinci
continuing with tho confiscation of tlu
property, and ending with tho terril
Law of Public Safety, under which tho
sands of Hiebest men in Franco wc
sent untried to Cayenne.
Kl noel, nus i-i i i n.
'Ihr CIlflllgrN of Hull' a IVlllltr) Which I
Moline* l-t Serin-.
(Prom tb? Atlantic Monti r.)
Aller an interval of more than lil
years 1 propose taking u second look
some parts of Europe. This will .M?
my readers of tho Atlantic, as woll is t
writer, a vacation to which WO both SCI
entitled, lt isa Bip Vun Winkle exp*
mont which I am promisingnyycol?, T
changes wrought by hf.ll u century
the countries I visited aniouu\ almost
a tronafornintiou. [ loll tho langland
William the Fourth, of tho Duke
Wellington, of Sir Robert Poi I] I
Franco of Louis Phillipe, of Mars]
Soult, of Tl\o\ra, ol Guizot, I wi
from Manchester to Liverpool by I
now railroad, tho only one I saw
Europe. I looked upon England fr?
thc box of a stage coach, upon Frai
from the coupe of a diligenco, mi
Italy from the chariot of vetturino, 'I
bro ly u windowsof Apsioy House w
still boarded up when I was in f<ond<
Tho asphalt pavement was not lo4d
Paris. Tho Obelisk of Luxor vwus lyi
in itu groat boat in [hy. Seine, as 1
member it. \ (lid not SOC it erected;
n\\\ti'? nave been a sensation to lu
looked on, the engineer standing liml
neath, so as to be crushed by it [f it i
graced him by falling in tho process,
for tho dyiiast\C? Avhieh overlaid ci
other V.Uo Dr, Schliemann's Tro
eitles, there is no need of moralizing o
a history whieli, insteiul of i'inis, i? o
stantly ending with What ?ext?
Mr. anti Mt?, .loir. Bragilctt wore ?tr
hy lightning on Sunday w hile urlvilij
church bin buggy, when Opposite Pl
llollidiy's pince, in Austin. Tho
struck u tree alni glanced. Mr, and }
Itmnilclt wore scvevly shocked und
mule they d,yov#j was thrown down, bu
.qftow* Injury waa inflicted.
UI SIM>S I'S lill HOI "I'll.
How ll ls Hnld lo ko IMckliiK \ \<--.\ Xotcd Col?
ore?! Mun.
Now York is full o? business just now.
A big merchant says that trailo is much
lu tter this month than it has been for ft
long time. Au interesting incident of
this increase of trallie WOS related by ft
gentleman ?d' largo affaira.
"Much (d' our titule," said he, "tit this
timo O? year comes from the South, You
would bo surprised at tho number of
Soul hern merchants who eonio North on
a combination tour ol pleasure andbusi
ues about this time. Most of_ them oro
shrewd buyers and are leaving good
orders. Theroforo nt this season ol' the
year, when WO generally expect to be
dull, we ave ' riving ft good, brisk trade.
I eau account for it upon no other theory
than this is the time of year winni South
ern men lind it most convenient and
profitable to come North to purchase
goods. This revival of Southern trade
shows tho prosperity of that region.
Within tho past two years it seems to
have picked up wonderfully and there is
a substance and fidelity about this trade
that makes it profitable. Tho class of
goods that go South has also changed
wonderfully. They are buying more
substantial goods than formerly, but at
thu same time of richer materials. Form
erly the Southern tindo demanded costly
fabrics ol a showy character red, orange
ami figured goods predominating. Now
they an t.living more durable materials
of substantial colors. In fact, no trade
in this country has shifted so radically
within the past live years as tho South
ern. The change has also given us an
index to tho reforms freedom has brought
about in the ?conomie, condition of that
sect i<>u. Tho way it looks in w the South
will in a very few years be among our
choicest customers. Hut the goods they
buy - ill bo a rollox of tho broader lifo
that has come to (hal people, since tho
many are liefer oil'ami the few aro per
haps suffering or have suffered seriously
from tho disastorsof war."
This business man had hardly stopped
discoursing upon tho past and present of
Southern trade and Southern elements
win i: II singular character appeared, lt
\> i Piuchhack, of Louisiana. Ho was
drifting around tho corridors of tho St.
.James Hotel, occasionally speaking toa
man, bul most ol'the time walking about
as if in a half brown study. Ile. is look
ing mu.di older than ten yearn ago, when
lu: bad been elected l llited States SeilU
tor from Louisiana and was trying to get
his si al, to which, by tho way, ho was
as much entitled as was his colleague,
I'itt Kellogg, or .lohn Patterson, of
South Carolina. Hut bo is interesting
now only a;; a reminder ol' the curiosities
ni' reconstruction. You would never
lake him for n colored man ns he walks
about among the throng which drifbs
abolit the place where be stops. Ile is
of ab? mt medium size, und very well
formetl. Ho is stouW than ho used to
be wliile mingling in polities, but does
nu! wear enough (lesli to make him
gross. Iiis full beard is growing very
gray, and his hair is following suit. His
whitening whiskers and locks make his
olive complexion seem much lighter than
it nally is, and he would readily be
taken taken for a well-to-do business
man of the Wist ur Southwest. He is
ipparonfly well to do financially. He
tops ut a swell Imtel, wears good clothes,
plenty of jewelry and eats ami drinks of
the be t. If he hud not been a colored
s an with a reputation for gambling ho
would probably have secured a seat ill
the United States Senate, for in point of
looks, manners and ability In. was the
superior of many of tin; Southern mon
who appeared in Congres-, dunn j recon
\\ inc tteel|te.
Tlie Pillowing is Mr. A. !.'. Broadwa
ter'!- recipe for making an excellent table
wine from blackberries, grapes, niusca
diUCS 1 >1" apples:
fruit. J bushels; sugar t best white) ?SO
pounds; mash tho fruit, put into a 40 gal
lon barn l, tuen put in tho sugar. Add
wat? l' until the barrel is tilled to within
li im-lie, of tho bung, and shake the bar
rel until the ingrediente an: thoroughly
mixed. Theil cover thc bung with some
thin doth to koop out insects. Let it
stand ten days p> tennent, then add
water to within ~ inches of tho bung.
Now stop the burrel povfootly air tight.
I nt i nduce a syphon-being careful that
i; does ie it .lip into fe liquid-and let
Hie . liter end dip into a viul filled with
water. Tho gas will escapo through thc
syphon into the water and not allow any
air to outer tho barrol. Let tho burrel
remain in this condition 'unmolested I
months, and the wine is ready to draw
oil. After the wine is drawn off, leave
the pummaco in Ibo burrel and add u
few pounds ol common sugar or molasses
and lill tho burrel with water; let stand
to make vinegar.
Minni li? ?'nrt.
'. Yen, dear."
'..Do yon ro'.Yioinbor coming homo last
in-lit lUKt asking mo to throw you un ns
sorled lot of key holes out ol' the window
so (hat sou ought lind one hugo und
steady enough to get your latch key in?"
"Yes, dour."
"And do remember tho night before
bow you asked mo lo como down und
hold the stone stops still enough for you
to ste)) on?"
"Yes, dear."
"And tho njght before that, how you
tried to jump into Hie fed aa it passed
your corner of the room?"
"Yes, door."
"And still uuothcr night, when yon
eur. iully explained lo nie Ihal no muli
waa intoxicated as long as ho could lie
down without holding on, and Iben at*
tempted to go to bod on a perpendicular
.?Yea, dour."
"John, do yon realizo that you have
come homo sober but two nights in the
past week?"
"lluve I, dear?"
"That's nil, und you ought to 1)0
p i unod of yourself, too. The idoa of a
man of your age-. Hut, John-why,
you're crying. There, there, doar, I
didn't mean lo ls: too severe. After all,
you did ooiue home sober two nights."
"Yo.;, that's what make* me feel so
And (hen (he meeting adjonnml.T
( niicugo Rambler.
- --*? . (s
Do be n fa mt; tho world at largs has no
interest in your pr?valo affairs.
Dominick McCaffrey Nay? Un? Champion < 'minot
\\ hip Him.
In answer to John L. Sullivan's offor
to box three men in one evening, Domi
nick P. McCaffrey says: "What I wnnt
know Qrst is, how can Sullivan beat three
men in one night when he could not lieut
me in one day, for he had all day to do
it? The winde country knows when wo
met at Cincinnati that no ref used to keep
on after seven rounds. Sullivan knowb
he did not defeat me, and if ho tin ks
be can now the opportunity is at his
pleasure ut any time within four weeks
from signing articles. If Sullivan really
means io do any good for home rule let
Sullivan and myself come togotln r lor
a go to a finish for tho three worlds'
championship and lot the whole pro
ceeds go to tlie parliamentary fund. .Mr.
Sullivan is continually 'cracking' about
his having to give so much percentage to
every man be has to meet. That may bo
true in nearly every case, but not so in
my case. I fought Mr. Sullivan seven
rounds, which is the longest light and
hardest he ever had, and J say distinctly
that i fought him for all or nothing.
Mr. Sullivan got the money, Ind it took
three days for the so-called referee to de
cide which was the winner."
A Stahle Kortllleil tgnlmil WltchcraR.
While Jefferson Orimloy, a carpenter,
was engaged last week in tearing down
the cornice of a house near Souwcuks
ville, he found a piece of pine wood six
and a fourth incheslong, whittled rough
ly into tho form of a cylinder. Six holes
were bored into the wood, three going
entirely through, but having different
diameters. In the largest hole stuck a
pin cut from flu: same kind of wood.
This instrument, it is explained, waa
used to prevent cortainsupposed wizards
from carrying on their mysterious arks.
Tia' pin was placed in the diff?rent sized
holes to impose ulam the wizard diller
cnt degrees of ton uri1, and when placed
in the largest hole it would infallibly
kill, lt was found sticking in thai bolo
when the affair was discovered. A
wooden pin was also driven into into tho
door jam of the horse stable. Behind
tho pin was a lot of horse hair and ii
piece of paper COVOrcd with cabalistic,
marks. This was designed to prevent
spells being put upon the horses while
plowing. -Norristown Herald.
.roux C. HASKELL, Nt lt. DIAL,
Columbia, S. C. Daurcns, S. (J
tfASK 13LL & DIAL,
A T T O R N E Y S A T L A W,
I.Al UI.NS 0. lt., s. C.
J. T. JOHNSON. W. lt. ItlCHKV,
OFFICE- Fleming's Corner, Northwest
side of Public Square
LAURENS <:. H., S. 0,
OfflcOOVCr W. ll. (?anett's Store.
W. ?'. HENKT, F. I*. M'uOW'AN,
Abbeville. Laurens.
LAURENS 0. H., S. c.
LAU HENS <:. II., S. O.
ll. e. TODD. W. ll. MARTIN?
A T T () ll N E V S A T L A W,
A T T O R N E Y S A T L A W,
LAURENS e. M., s. e.
X. S. 1?ARRIS,
C. H., S. C.
Onice over store of W. Ii. BOYD.
Dr. W. H. BALL,
Olliec days-Mondays and Tuesdays.
Dy buying your Drugs'and Medicines,
Fine Colognes, Paper and Enveloper.,
Memorandum Dooks, Face Powders,
Tooth Powders, Hair Brushos, Shav
ing Brushes, Whisk Brushes, Blacking
Brushes, Blacking, Toilcl and Laun
dry Soaps, Tea, Spice, Popper, Ginger,
Lamps and Lanterns, Cigars, Tobacco
and Snail', Diamond Dyes, and other
articles too numerous to mention, ut
Al?o, Pure Wines and Liquors, tor
medical purposes.
No trouble to show goods.
B. F. ?'OSEY ftiBRO.,
Laurens C. H., S. C.
August 5, 1885. 1 ly
- AND -
201 Vlao Street, CINCINNATI, 0.
Tb? typo wwd on thia p?ptr was WW* Hr U*|
MoyitomArj^ Zo.

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