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TiiK rm K KTom or ?nil?, UM.TIM K
l\ll\IT> MA lt lt I AUK.
Wed Jnil to R Hut Whom Her Homily 8i'|i|>oiii
Wounded by Calumny, bul llwayi Dravo,
(bondon Corteipotidei OJ New Wk ?ii. >
Just before Mrs. Langtry sailed for
Amuricn a suppl was given herby ft few
of tiloso who knew her best lo bul her
good-bye and give her courage. Among
those present was Henry Irving, who
Haid to her at parting, "God speed you,
Mrs. Langtry, and bring you sale hi re
turning. I hopo WO shall sec you very
soon again."
"Perhaps boforo you think," was th?
answer. ujf ?hoy groot mc na they did
boforo-I'm coming home und ..hall givi
it up."
This little speech, with ila half-hearted
laugh, was the most patin tie bit of her
self and of her lite that Lillie Langtry
hOSOVOr given to any one. lt meant
much, and it convoyed moro, perhaps,
to those prosont than it possibly could
have to any one oise, for they know hor
better and tho lifo she has ond?? d.
With hoightcned interest, overy word
by cable and otherwise thal foretold the
reception to Vio given Mrs. Langtry by
thc American press has been watched for
oogorly by many anxious friends, by ono
or two iutiuiate friends in particular.
To-day word has come which seems to
prove beyond a doubt that the mean at
tacks of previous years have omitted and
that tho unhappy woman is b. ing for
gotten in tho actress. It is grateful news
to Mrs. Laugt ry's friends, although thc
cruelty of tho \ asl can never bc lorgivon.
They wini. <r n i with much reason,
if tho-Ame i h -s knew tho woman
whom thej i; ... even by sight, lt
do,es not sci . .' it were possible that
they could K ven cs much of her as
thia and say, ? ven tor money, or for
vengeauco, or for petty professional sue
pees, ibo things some m thom Mid.
One of Mrs LanglryV. cloacal and
most intimate friends is a literal y woman
of position, of undoubted hon , and
virtue, ami oi' unerring insij into,
kuuau nature From her coin ; -
lute confirmation ol'these I ot H I
Langtry's hie. 1 .;i
Graphic because i 1 . vc
ono of all the New V. 1
novcr fails to rceo uii/.c
credit to au honest woman.
readers to knott n ?idc
nature as, it is surely not
If I were to K<? into details tit?: li
might bo disputed, t will stat . m thi' ,
but facts which bear witness i<> * it. ; r ow U
truth-simply those absolute necessary
for ooheronc?.
Lillie Langtry was married n tho !U;o
often, ribo had been brough I np vory
?uiotly, but still, ns many girls aro, with
tho idea that sure hupp i ness lay enly
whore there i.s moni y. \Vhen .'.'r. Lang
try admired her and asked ber baud in
marriage tho ono maiu thought in ibo
child's mind waa her brother. This lad
she was particularly fond ii, nnd when
she become sure that if lay in her power
to educate tho boy und have him alwoye
with her she accepted tho i ll< red mar
riage. From tho day <d her murringo to
the present limo it is doubled if -Mrs.
Langtry ever saw her husband free for
au hour from tho olVocts of liquor. For
a time there was a comparatively happy
life, yachting and Hying about, but it
was little happiness und of small dura
Koon cunio thu death of her brother.
Ile was killed by .t lull during :>. hunt.
Then thc facts lay before her. Who
had nuulo tho saorillce for nothing, To
please her family, to havoruer brother
with her, and to do for him what his
people could not do, thia girl, this almost
child, had thrown herself away. Abso
lutely and in overy way it was u com
plote sacrifico. Her husband waa a kopo
less drunkard, a beastly drunkard, lu
tho three years that eho hud then been
married ho hud ncvoi approached her
with ono word or action of tho lovor or
of a husband. She simply bore tho name
Ol wife, and the disgrace ol* being yoked
to a man who v.us i. physical wreck und
a confirmed drunkard.
What wonder is it that social triumphs
became dear; what wondor that tho stage
and America si i med to ofter a reh use to
a woman acknowledged to he the most
beautiful woman in England? Small
wonder, intlecd.
lint what did this unhappy woman got
for her endeavor to honestly put her
talents to account and to carn for herself
an honest living?
What, indeed, but calumniation, scan
dal, hos, unhappiness, misery and abso
lute torror! Nothing from tho world.
From ono man she got a quiet, earnest
dovotlon. Unit MI tinco years has never
failed to be ll COI' fort to her, whicll she
has never : i honoi !
Did it bri tn ospooj for lita ? In
stead it brm ii u upon her la ud re
doubled inftun moro determined out
rage, anti mealier, more contemptible
lies. Hbo, who.se only au lay in the fud
that, being bound by law to n mun who
had absolutely novcr claimed hor as his
wifo, permitted tho devotion o? a mau
who would gladly lune K'V( " ber h..
name she, whose only bin was Ibis, was
treated as a Magdalen, as an oi
would bo treated.
Do Americans and A nc ?
por mon ever think of this, mil i ide <>?
tue story? t>o tboy evi .
all these yi ul til- % c aa..
on a person who ever hen itl I
say one word again ' ker I
band? Do thoy know that her ..
supports him ? Do they over thin!
it wa? a hard Hiing to bo one Womal:
standing alono sud hoing stoned by tn?
entire population of a country like
Amorica? Did they over think of tl?
bravery, of tho womanliness and of th?
uniliuohiug courage of a woman that
could hear anti see and know all thew
tilings said of hor and never, even to her
friends, complain ol tho wounds in
flicted? Do you suppose that any in
significant paragraph writer that at
ti a.j,ted to bo funny at this pom
woman's expenso ever thought of tho
tears, tho sbamo and heartsick mist ari
bb) wretched joko would bring upon her?
Do yon Bupposo that any woman win
flouted her because she Wi no husband!
or child with her, over thought of tho
longing that tkero might ho in thia poor
tic tress woman's heart fur a homo and a
husband and u baby of lier own?
In ali moroy I cannot think those
things have ever been presented to these
pcoplo as somo of us fool it hore. 1 do
io>i think those bitter lies will ever be
brought up again, since tho victim is
botter known at her real value.
Still, if they ure, I hope sonic ono will
hi ing to tho author's mind the picture oi
thia bravo, unhappy soul. A beautiful
woman still, a brave woman still, and a
successful woman ius well, we who know
IHM- l.cst know she would gladly give it
all for Hu- home, the love ?md, above nil,
liie peace, which she, above nil others,
cyuld pi.dully appreciate.
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rm; iMii&itiE.vr'ti norithi-:.
An O.H s,-,m- m " Moc?>|iUoil in lin- Willie
'i-M--. Wiih n VMtor IMnn|i|K>li!tcd,
(ItUllmora American.)
As tho tumors began to gat lier the
crowd together in 0 semi-circle iu the
ICust Hoon, awaiting the President's en
trai.ce for his regular Monday reception,
they gave a little start when they looked
toward the BOUth window, for leaning
against tho pUlar near tho (.reen Room
door was the fao-simile of the President.
At first the lishors thought the President
hail come into the room before them,
but a second glance showed their mis
take, for beside the living picture of
President Cleveland stood a lady and a
little baby boy about two years old. The
lishors turned to a number of newspaper
men who were standing by and laughed
at tho mistake. Hoon tho President
Caine in and took his place, but the man
that looked Uko him still leaned against
the pillar, and gave every one a chance
to compare tlie two men and thus Bee
thc resemblance. Tho only differonco
was that the President weighed a hun
dred more pounds than his double. Rut
the President had not noticed thc gen
tleman, for there were a number of
ladies among the first to speak to him,
and lie began at once to shako hands,
"?low'dy do? ilow'dy do?" he ex
claimed, and finally, when two little girls
came along, like Pooh-Bah in tho
".Mikado," lie said, "Ilow'dy do, little
girls, how'dy do?" and somo of thobig
i girls laughed heartily. One gentle
man brought his little son along and in
troduced him as ' the future President
. ?I the United States." 'i bo President
looked at the little hov and said, "ls
tl i?" At last the* President's fac
idmili id herod up his li tilo boy in his
il 'ul'.od Ina wife, and got in line,
. roached tin- 1 'resident.
t .o has soon Robson and
(lui "Two Dromios" Ino
..ilv when tho two moot fae?
. . liv first tune, and seo thc
. holwec'H each othor. Oi
.u ii great many people have seer
' DO'lHOllsicu) farce, "Tia; Tw?
Joh! i," and perhaps tho Presiden! anil
kio fac-similo to-day are better describee
by this contr?t. Tlicso two meet aftci
hinumcrablo escapades, iu w hich one i?
taken for the other. They, too, are sur
prised when they meet taco to face
When the President's double came up h
shake hands with him to-day, every om
expected to sec the same scenes erntete?
in the White HoilSOJ but they were dis
appointed. The I'residont looked at tin
gentleman, smiled a little-perhaps a
the likeness -patted Hie fat baby on tin
check, shook uanda with tho wife, an?
thc crowd passed on. There was a dis
appointed party, who bad waited to sci
what the President would ?lo when lu
saw tho man that looked like him.
vt ni:*, .NOT TU Oltl.Mi.
Home Winn I'olllln lor lluntliroM .Mi n \\ li
Tipple ni w ronii Hour*.
i eli ii: ii: ? Tri I-? r.e.)
Moderate drinkers engaged in pursuit
calling for judgmoui and acumen, am
who use liquors during business hours
end, with scarcely au exception, as (luau
eial wrecks, howovor successful they ma;
bo in withstanding the physical const
eplOllCCo of their indulgonco. Thousand
who retain their health and ure nevi
ranked as victims of intomperauco, lo?
their property, wreck th.eir business an
ure thrown into bonkniptcy because t
tippling babils ?luring business hour:
These men are not drunkards, :-.n?l onl
close observers can detect tho infltionc
of strong drink in their doportmout; bi
novcrtlioloss liquor gives them fab
nerve, makes thom rockloss, clouds tl:
judgment, and soon involves them i
bini purchases, worst: sales, and ruinoi
contracts. Sooner Ol later it is show
that thc-habit of tippling during businoi
'..ours is a forerunner ?>f bankrupt?;;
Let ovory such drinker roviow his bm
ness transactions for a serios of yea
and answ er w hether this statement is m
Liquor acts on tho brain in the san
manner as chloroform or ether, produ
ing a stimulation which affects co
thought, followed by a doprossion corr
sponding to the amount of the dos
What man would expect to succeed
business if ho were accustomed to tak
while at work, oven very slight whiffs
other, chloroform, <>r laughing-gas ai
keep himself all tho time, more or lot
iindor such beclouding influences? Sm
a man, even if able to prosorvo 1
health, would grow reckless, loipiociot
ami soon prove no match for a clef
headed rival. Liquor is an indispensal
allay wherever victims aro systematical
il. , c< ?l, and ito effects are scon also
the rivalries of legitimate business. T
professional gambler keeps a freo bi
ui i- drinks himself when at t
table; mid, while a sober, eleur-hcadi
m il : -rebuilt, dealer or opemt
' ; ivor to jily his rival wi
mid gain great iidvantof
8 self-sought indulgen*
. , [ts victims not only
. ad ;.. nu hiing dena but ala
irado aud stock oxchauges a
u ovory lino of business requiring
clear, ceo' hoad. Moderate driiiker? w
attempt t?> do business with oven slig
iv excited brains aro tho mon who oro
tho timo makbig losse? and going to I
_-W i WM -*# * 9>~
The Runton Oazttle says timi the R
Mr. McClure, of Malden, recently ri
.rom the pulpit a notice for a nmctlng
ho Indies exohnrvcly in the vestry, th
"On Wednesday (iflcrnixm nil thc old h
rn this congregation will meet for the j
nos? ,,f n general Cackle; no rooster will
idmiltcd. lie wu? promptly iuvitci]
hand In his reib'imtjon and walk. Anil
A Weotcrn Kdltor Turn* ?iv l?iiougli <?i>y i?
hot Ht? Coiifreri ? Tn Kc a liny orr.
", *
I y pu writers ot the host class will, in
tho bunds ol' an expert, transfer to pa
per, space and punctuate from seventy
to eighty words a minute. Cu copying
matter, or writing from dictation, evi n
hotter can he done; but thc operator who i
depends upon his own brain to supply |
his lingi rs must bc very export, and '
have a constant mental tlow lo roach that!
standard. The fastest penman rarely j
exceeds forty-live words a minute, so it ;
will bo 800? that tho little machine has'
greatly tho advantage. But tho saving ;
of labor is also a great blessing. Nobody I
bottor than newspaper men realizes tho
drudgery ot the pen or pencil. Let a :
man write continuously for two or three ?
boms with tho speed that most news
papor men acquire and his w rist and his
arni and his eyes all ache alike. Ho must
stop and rest or his nervous and over- j
wrought hand will soon begin to make
1'spider marks.'' To lawyers' clerks who
used to have to copy with labored pcu.1
tho awful and UUlutclligablo verbiage
made necessary by centuries of tradition, j
the typo writer has indeed been a bless
ing. Ho can now rattle off a little com
plaint in a suit to recover tho price of a
cow killed on a railroad-a little matter'
of OOO or 700 pages of cap- in n day at
most, lt used to take bim a week to do
it with the pen. The merchant eau now
dictate a hundred letters in the same
time ho once took to write twenty, and
have them all ready for his signature
whon the dictation is over.
Many persons refrain from thc usc ot'
tho lype writer, and especially those j
matured in years, from the fear that they
could never learn to operate it proficient
ly, but that is a false idea. lt is very1
simple. indeed, those accustomed to
compose and who are at all apt, can
learn in a short while to drive tho ma- !
chine at its best. The Herald writer '
knows of an editor who had never touch
ed a key until tho other day. Then
somebody gol him to buy u type writer. ?
Ho hunted up his topics for discussion,
mostly newspaper scraps and clippings,
laid them beside the machine, got out :
Iiis oil can and oiled her up, took oil' his j
coat and put on his ( nfl' protectors, and1
then, with a kind of hurd and aggressive
lct-hcr-go-Gallaghcr look on ins face,
squared himself for business. Tho key
worked n little hesitatingly at fust, and
the "clicks" were infrequent, but tho
editor toiled away. Pretty soon it was
observed that the chestnut bell on the J
end of the machine struck a little oftener ]
than it had done for an hour or so. IC\ i- '
doutly tim triumphant editor was getting
tlie Pang of things. Hy night he haili
many sheets of "copy" piled up, und Iiis I
face wore a gleam of triumph. True, i
some ol' tho copy was a little rickety i:i '
alignment, and a few of tho capitals were
out of plumb, but tbeso fault were easily
corrected with tho pen.
The next doy tho editor was at thc j
machine bright and early. He told thc |
rest of tho stall'tlicy might take a vaca
tion that day, us ho was going to lill the
papor-lie wanted to see just how much
there was in a type writer, anyhow. He
turned on the steam aboutit n. m., and
now tho chestnut bell was going at the
rate of ten strokes to the minute. Sheet
after sheet of "copy" flow off, and the
machine fairly quivered, but the editor
never stopped except twice t<? wipe his
brow and three times to cool off a Iud
box. Hy 2 o'clock the supply of sub
jects began to get low and tho machine
cooled down, but toward night, when
thc? editor turned loose on his column of
jokes, tho strain was too much. He had
just whizzed oil' tho fourteenth funny
paragraph, thc bell was making twenty
strokes to tho? minuto, tho smoke was
rising from the heated cylinder, when
snap! went ail eccentric, tim crank-pin
lb w into the ash-pan, and tho poor little
machine lay prone and lifeless.
A l*ri-r.i-her'n Sunday Pot I linne.
Let mo toll you a little story about au
early pastor ot this Cedar drove l burch
-the Hov. Mr. Babbitt. In those early
times preachers wanked harder than tiny
do now. Mr. Babbitt possibly tilled tho
pulpit of three churches-Pcqua, Lea
cock and Cedar Grove. In those days
hunting of course was a great sport. The
ring of the rifle and tho bay <d tho fox
hounds were familiar sounds. < >n one
occasion Mr. Babbitt had to borrow a
horse from a parishioner to lill a distant
appointment. He started one beautiful
Sunday morning, but had not gone
many miles bofore ho beard tho musical
bay of the deep throated hound, and
horsemen following. Incensed ut the
supposed Sunday desecration ho shirted
forward to reprove the bold riders for
?their sport. Unfortunately his horse
was an old fox hunter. The hounds bay
oxcited him. He smelled the battle afar.
His ueck was clotho t with thunder. In
vain did the preacher apply rein and bit.
Tho old horse was among the hounds,
and so over hill, fence ami ditch went
tho would-be denouncer of Sunday sport.
The horso never shipped till the fox was
holed.--Lancaster Rxamiiier.
A? I.?ml Lefl In 1 hat (?un.
Many years ago, before tho introduc
tion ol friction matches, an old funner
used to light his tinder for tho morning
fire by the uso of an old Hint-look mus
ket. One day in his absence tho wife
loaned the musket to a neighbor, who
returned it loaded, and uiontioued tho
foot to Hie woman us lie handed it to
her. But her husband did not return
home until past midnight, being on a
rousing spree. Ile crept into bed with
out waking his wile to enjoy a lecture.
Next morning ho rose ni good season
with tho usual Hurst and a hammering
headache; alter rubbing a few cobwebs
out Of his eyes ami biking a "wt e dion '
from tho remains of tho over night, he
commenced preparations for starting the
tire. Tho splintery woro collected and
tho tindor placed in tho pan of the lock ;
click! went tho hommor, and tim explo
sion that followed shook tho honre, dis
pelling tho fumes of liquor from the old
man's faculties and rousing his wife with
a sudden alarm. Guessing at tho tron
ido si m exelui med, while not fill 1 v awake,
"Th-th that gun is loododl" Hooking
with an empty shire at the smoking gun
and at tho bullet holo in tho bedstead,
inst about two inches aliovo bis wife's
load, tho fond husband replied: "No,
I'll l>o darned if it isP-Thomas J. Bow
ditch in Fact and Fancy.
Tho way tn do good ls to lie good. Thin;
must lie light; then it Will dilne.
A Timely Article irom nn Experienced nnJ
? n < r.-in i Partner.
(W. !.. JorifB ?a Atlanta Constitution.)
Ts wheat it profitable crop in thc cot
ton belt? Except in limestone anti high,
mountainous regions, it in not. Thc
yield is too uncertain, thc cost of raising
too great. Wheat i.i probably farther
removed from its original wild (and,
therefore, hardy i state than any plaid
we cultivate. It bas been domesticated
SO long, and so changed by domestica
tion, that botanists have failed to identi
fy the plant or plants from which it
originally came, lt has been so changed,
it has becomo so artificial in its nature
and habits, thal it gives way under com
petition, and cannot hold its place, in
tho struggle for existence, with tho
hardier and moro vigorous plants that it
encounters. Hut for man's aid, wheal
would die out and disappear in one, or
at most two or three years, it must
have a thoroughly prepared soil and an
abundance of food, especially nitrogen
ous food, the costliest of all. lt has
very little root power, and cannot set
free ?ind appropriate thc locked up food
in the soil. Everything must be ready
prepared und fully within its roach. As
a consequence of these peculiarities, it
yields readily to adverse influences,
whether of climate, seasons or soils. It
withstands moderate cold quito well; but
this said, all is said.
Aa il matter of long experience and ex
tended observation, wc know that wheat
thrives best ill cool climates. The north
ern United Stales and northern Europe
is tho home of the wheat ero]). In thoso
regions wheat is successfully grown,
even when sown ill the spring. At tlie
South, w heat sown itt that season would
not bring back tho seed to tho .so.ver. A
southern climate then does not seem to
bo adapted to thu constitution of the
wheat plant. Hut ni addition to this, or
possibly as a consequence of this, wheat
is greatly mon- liable te? bo destroyed by
rust at the South than at the North.
This is tho weak point in wheat culture
with us. This is tho chief thing that
lenders the w heat crop so uncertain and
unreliable. How to guard against rust
i then tie. foromo? I consideration in the
preparation for tho crop. .Ns a matter
of universal experience, it is weil known
that dampness, both of soil and air, and
a succulent, sappy growth of tho plant,
ure both favorable to tho development of
rust. A dry .May and a good wheat Clop
usually go together. Now so far as the
amount of rain and tho general humidity
of tho atmosphere is concerned, thc
farmer is helpless; he cannot control
these. Hut ho eau ward oft' in part the
effects of excessive rain by selecting for
his wheat fields high knobs or knolls,
from which water runs oft* rapidly, and
the soils of which ure, therefore, com
paratively dry. He can sole, those
soils, abo, which are least retentive of
moisture. As a rule, .suchas have com
paratively little humus, arc dryer than
those which abound in that substance.
Tho soils of low lands are damper than
those of uplands, and thc air \ idell rests
upon thc fornur is generally dumper
than that over the. latter. This is shown
by the heavy dews which prevail on bot
tom lands, lt i;; obvious, thcrefi re. that
a farmer's judgment becomes a decided
factor in the raising of n w heat crop.
Again, we have said, thal a succulent,
sappy growth of wheat, favors tho devel
opment of rust. Can a fanner control
this? i'cs; to a certain degree ho can
1st by <i proper selection of soil its dis
cussed above; and 'Jd by a pr opt r regu
lation ol' thc manure applied to tho crop,
b.xe ssive doses of most fertilizers, but
particularly of nitrogenous manures tend
to d< volop Luxuriont grow th of stalk and
leaves. Evory ono has noticed t ie ten
dency of wheat thus manured to fall
down or 'dodge." Tho stem is soft and
unable to hold up the heads. Hence,
whilst wheat must have manure, .nd
must, have nitrogenous monurotoo, these
should not be applied in excessive
amounts, and the nitrogen should be
well proportioned to tho other ingredi
ents, so that a well balanced development
of the. plant result. To sum up, there
fore, wheat should be sown on high dry
land, with a rather thirsty soil and with
a soil rather devoid of humus. Such a
soil is usually poor. Wheat will not
grow on poor soils hence it must bo
mau iii ed. Wheat needs more nitrogen
than most other plant?- -henee it must
be manured with nitrogenous manures
but u medium manuring-tho equivalent
of, say live hundred bushels of cotton
seed to the acre would bo better than
a much larger amount. Cotton seed is
a good manure for wheat, especially 00
very poor land. And poor land is best
for wheat when properly manu;ol. Hut
cotton seed may be improved by the ad
dition of a little phosphate. Fifty bush
els of cotton soca and KM) to 160 pounds
of aciil phosphate per aero is a safe and
reliable manuring for wheat.
Hut woy discuss thc growing of wheat,
when it is admitted to be an unprofitable
crop. Because, a crop which might not
pay as a market, or money crop, may
pay very handsomely when grown for
home use. This is most generally true.
There are very few things u farmer can
buy, cheaper than ho can raise. Our
people have fallen into the terrible belief
that thoy can buy almost everything
cheaper than they can raise it. They do
not think they cnn buy cotton cheaper
than they do raise it, but probably that
proposition comos nearer tue truth than
it does in thc case of almost any other
crop grown. Hy all means let < very
farmer sow enough wheat for home use.
For thc small crop necesyary to this end,
ho can Ibid enough laud weil suited to it
-he can sparo tho needed manure, and
Ito can tako timo to give it thorough
preparation. % Plough, roll and harrow,
until brought into finest tilth; sow ot
once, and sow that variety which has
succeeded best in your own locality.
Procure seed a littlo south rathor than
1 tr north of yon. A varioty which lias
Pec?me accustomed to a warm climate
will succeed better than ono accustomed
to a Cold el il nate.
Human things must be known to le
lloved, divine tldngs must, lie loved lobe
' known.
Colored Men Who ll?vfl Amassed ConaMernble
Worldly Uoods.
John W. Cromwolli iv negro journalist
in Philadelphia, has compiled un inter
esting exhibit of tho business condition
of hin moo in America.
Tho Carolinas take tho lead in tho
number of well-to-do negroes. North
Carolina lias twenty who uro worth from
Sio.doo to $30,000 enoh. In South Car
olina tlio negroes own $10,000,000 worth '
ol' property. lu Charleston fourteen '
men represent $200,000. Thomas R. j
Smalls is worth 818,000, and Charles C. I
Leslie is worth $12,000. Tho family of j
Noisettes, truck farmers, are worth :
8150,000. lu tho city savings banks tho
negroes have $124,830.35 on deposit.
One mau has over $5,000. l?o recently I
bought n $10,000 plantation and paid
87,000 in cash.
In Philadelphia .lohn McKee is worth
half a million. Ho owns four hundred
houses. Severa! are worth ten thousand
dollars each.
Tho negroes of New York owu from
the lo .six million dollars worth of real
e.stat<i. 1'. A. While, a wholesale drug
gist, is worth a quarter of a million .yud
hus an annual business of two hundred
thousand. Catherine Black is worth
one hundred and fifty thousand.
In New .Jersey tho negroes own two
million dollars worth of real estate. Hid- !
timor? luis moro negro home-owners
than any other larg.- city. Nineteen men !
are worth a total of eight hundred thou- j
sand. John Thomas, tho wealthiest, is
worth about one hundred and fifty thou
sand, hess than a hundred negroes in
Washington are worth a total of om
ni i Ilion.
In Louisiana thc negroes pay taxes on
fifteen million dollars in New Orleans,
and thirty million in the Stale. Ionic
Lafon, a Kreuch quadroon, is worth ono
million one hundred thousand. Tho
Mercer Brothers, clothiers, carry a steck ;
of three hundred thousand. Missouri ;
lu*s twenty-seven citizens worth a million
dollars in amounts ranging from twenty j
thousand to two hundred and fifty thou-1
Tho riebest colored womat' of the
South, Amanda Kubanks, made KO by I
will of her while father, is worth four
hundred thousand dollars, and lives near
Augusta, Ga. Chicago, tho home of
eighteen thousand colored pcoplo, has
three colored firms in business, whoso
proprietors represent twenty thousand
dollars each, one fifteen thousand and ?
nine ton thousand. The Kastlake furni
turo company is worth twenty thousand.
A. J. Scott has thirty-five thousand in- 1
vested in the livery business, and is
worth one hundred thousand, including ,
a well stocked farm in Michigan. Mrs.
.John Jones and Richard < ?rant aro Wi : th
seventy thousand each. A. G. White,
of St. hollis, formerly purveyor to tho
Anchor line of st< amors, utter financial \
reverses, has, since tho age of forty-five,
retrieved Iiis fortunes and accumulated ?
thirty thousand. Mrs. M. Carpenter, u
San Francisco colored woman, has a
bank account of lilty thousand, and Mrs.
Mary Pleasauts has an income from
eight houses in Sa.: Fraucisco, a randi
near San Meteo and oue hundred thou
sand in govemmeut bonds. In Marys
ville, Cal., twelve individuals are tho
owners of ranches valued in th<- aggre
gate nt from one hundred und fifty thou
wind to one hundred and eighty thou
sand dollars. One of them, Sirs. Poggy
Brodau, has besides a bank account of '
forty thousand dollars.
These statistics show that the brother ,
in black is making some headway in thc
world. Ile is learning to "tote his own
Tvvi Children Married-Thc llnjtpy I nion ol n
\ outhful I'nlr in ?\cv? S :n U,
James Brown, a retired produce- dealer
living at No. 3*15 Kast Eight-six street, ?
had Iiis son Milton, sixteen years old, i
arrested for stopping away from home
overnight, Tho lad was arraigned in
the Harlem court yesterday morning.,
A rosy little girl, fifteen years old, j
watched him through tearful eyes from'
tho spectators' seats, .lustice Power
asked tho lad what ho staid away from
homo for. "Your lather says you aro
an incorrigible boy," ho said, severely.
"I am not a boy, sir," was the respect- '?
ful responso, "but a lawfully married
j mau, and I believe it is my duty to live
with my v. ife. That is why I staid away '
from home."
"Your wife, did you say ."'' exclaimed
j thu justice in astonishment. "5 ou don'l
mean to toll me that you arc mai ried?"
"Yes, judge," roplicd the lad. "I was
married Monday night, and then; is niv
wife," pointing to agir! in tho spectators'
scats, who blushed and smiled through
her tears.
The paternal Brown was equally as
tonished. He said that lu- had no idea
his boy was married. "However,'' lie
sind, "let him go with his wife if he
wants to." Tho little girl bounded from
her seat, kissed thc juvenile husband
heartily and the couple inarched proudly
out of court, l'util last Saturday tho
salary of tho younger Mr. Brown was
four dollars a week. Ho is "looking for
a job," now.-- New York World.
The Motlier'* lli^ln to Her < Mid.
To the question, Has a mother any
right to the babe whom she has borne nt
the peril of her own life.' thc heart of
humanity can give but one answor, By
a law of human nature, alike natural and
irreversible, her claim in this respect is
superior to that of any other, not ex
cepting that of the fattier, it is from
her bosom that the child draws its s is
tenanoe, and she is its God-appointed
cart laker, at least in its earliest y oars,
and her right cannot be overborne with
out cruelty amounting to outrage. And
yet, strange ns it may seem, tho laws in
nearly every State in the Union give l ie
power of custody of the child, not to the
wife and mother, but to the husband and
father. The mother may bo a paragon
of mOral excellence, and except ional ly
well fitted to nurse and train her child,
but tho father, though a man utterly
vile, has a legal right to snatch tho babe
from its i not lier's arms and dispose of it
rts ho pleases. To the credit of human
uature lot it bo confessed that this right
in our day is not often exercised but it is
.i reproach to our civilization that such a
law should bc permitted to stand for a
-anglo hour upon any of our statute
'looks.--Frank Leslie's Weekly.
Certain trifling liiwssli as disgracefully
il? a diameter \,f ologaili e ni | .e !
bulb". B COUTI tin
You can pill'ChaSO Mic only KOA I) (JAUT made
are the easiest of ocucss, without llorac motion, 1
adapted io their use.
New York Belting
Standard RI?
Thc liest mad", and carr? in ..took all sizes, 9 li
(NO, guaranteed to i>e ASOOOD AS CAN Uti MAI
Tann?' l :ui<l Kaw MMe Lace Leather, superior I
Alu 1, a tull linc of MANILLA HOP li, Oil mzea.
make* nt Mu/.z'.o and Ureeeh Loaders,
One cai load SHOT, 83,030 SHELLS; Ouo Imnli
ni l/uv Prices. Also in Monk the most complote
Kinttiis Tonis, Hollows, Anvil*), vico?, ol J Dominio
bc a tiuuglil ul lowed cuati prices Octore the a lvan
lu xddltion to Hie above, we will offer for thc
?5 Ol'KN a:i<t Tol' UUOOIKS,
!.-> TOP I'll KTONH and PON i
io i:\ti-ii lcd rope vnuioLK
Those 1:.i aro order .<! dd, and will KO nt a 1
ivlt li iiio v .gular iw< Ive mont lit1 ?utii'unicc. An e?
iii u ino*/ uro ABSOLU n: HA UH AI NS.
'.ur regular . li ul bT.SKOPKN nu ' TOP Bl
wiatilng a .-i rioUj Wno Muggy wo can offer some e
bniioi makes ol -.KAUKOOK & SMITH aim other
lianne me same ina? wo w n ofter many s:>ce
li imo**, Light and ii.' ivy Carr 140 llameas, Bingi
ISOaa-t ?ed SADDLKS, Ladt??' and Mon's. Ti
Leathers, litrlli?, Url !:.!?>. .Ve., at prices 11 ivor be foi
H it nu .< and buj new ai 1 lie prlcua thc ?. gooda wll
We < aa a's > oil r exir mo low rorie ia >n a larg
pi'iaiuvt IMO i lo pill i 1'1'f ni Kid Skin?, Sac 1,1
1.1 alte r. Harness Lcathor, t e?na- [joailicr. Ac, Ac
LOOK OUI for tue L* UtUAlN'S for tuc NKXT SI
At tho OM ^',?1111, nnposlt
jBrx'.rv.-'. ?nnra.'.vrr.->!*?-rrs'ii.r*i.'rt-j7i >,7:r.-??iaif,
DAY '& ta
ll KA I ?QU Al
Coacli Materials. SatUUt
Shoe Fi
Tho Finest and Most Varied Assort
Brought tu the Ci
Tidings cf Cc
To those who have been wrenched an 1 j
now ofter you thc most delightful vehlcl
Try ono and save your health. livery in
a colt, should have one, ai tho price IS w
-Wholesale and f
Cook Stoves aiu
In Stock, Mantels, G
5 Car Loads COOKING and I IB ATINO ?
60u QBATKS, Ulalu and Enameled.
2 Car Louds KIRK BUICK.
100 Bundles. Sum r IRON.
2 Casku ? HKK'I ZINC.
TIN WARU, Stamped and Uicced, lu gr
t^-Buy tho "EXCELSIOR" COOK .
for vcarp, giving satisfaction.
tSTSend for Circulars and Uricos.
Augusta, Ga., Sept. 28, 18S6.
JITK K - Fleming's Corner, Northw est
solo of Public Square.
LAURENS C. H., 8. C.
Office over W. IL Garrett's Store.
Wi 0. URN KT, V. P. M'OOWAN,
Abbeville. Laurens.
LAURENS c. H., s. c.
LAURENS C. H., H. 0.
I that will not anauj yon waa a soro baok horae.and
cheap ami reliable. Any ordluary buggy harness
and Packing Go.'s
[bber Belting,
?14 lucites. Also, PURS OAK LEATHER BBLT
lu quality (recommends lucir.)
Mai hmo on, Rivets and Belt Rooka at Loweat
{UKI. SHOT GUNS, of improved patterns and best
incuts. Watts, Powder, .te., which wo will run off
linc of II Atti) WARB, Carpcntora' Toola, Black
>ii Nail?, Spikes, Lock?, HlnRCH, Ac, which, having
C?8, cu aw. es us to offer them at STRICT BAR
: next sixty days, io close out consignments, at
I'.Y rn.KTONS.
luurlflcc. Thor arc all stan lard Work, sad sold
lamination ot these vehicles will convince any one
QU I ES. !? lancer limn for many years, and to those
\ rs Inducoinoats. This stock comprises tho oele
first-class makes, ami are In quality TUB BEST,
tallies in Blugle umi Double ll am os?, Fine Track
lo and Double sVa?on Harness.
. - . ... >i Second-ll and Mcl.cllan Saddle Stirrups
c offcreiL You csu afford to throw away your old
i bc sold ror.
o consignment ol [.KATUBR Just received, com
Limnga aad Toppin{s; Oak and Hemlock Sols
e O -orgia Railroad Bank, 704 Broad St.
iM\y. I ia mess, Lea tiler,
: i N a.
ment of Children's Carriages Ever
ty. At all nriees.
>mfort and Joy
orke;l about by so-called road carts. We
le. with FINEST wheels and axles for
an wliS owns a horso, or wishes to train
(thin tho rcaoh of all.
LL, Augusta, Ga.
tetail Dealer in
i Heating Stoves,
l-rates and Tinware.
eat variety, very T,ow Fri?os, at whole
>TOVE. This Stove has been sold by us
A T T O lt N E Y S AT LA W,
C. II., S. C.
SfcT Office over store of W. ti. BOYD.
Dr. W. H. BALL,
tullen days-Mondays and Tuesdays.
LAURENS C. H., 8. C.
lt. V. TODD. W. H. MARTIN.
LAURENS ?. H., 8. O.

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