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EDGEFIELDf ^., OCTOBER 20, 1869. <_ -
u You are certain that yon will retar
night, and pay me ?"
14 Oh-yes, sir, indeed we will i" said as
voice; and the speaker raised a pair of i
? eyes with a look of wounded surprise al
"Now, I wonder," said Jake Hopkins,
' ing his hands, and looking after the two g
as they walked away-" I wonder, Jak
yon? ain't an old fool to- trnst them gi
You was born with a soft place in your he:
" And your head too," said a good-natt
voice behind hira._ " What's the matter
I find you here talking to yourself like
" Why, you sec, Mr. Larkins, tho poor 1
I told you about that was sick, next doo
ns, died list week, and left them two g
you mind I spoke of, to look arter tbemseb
They're rale beauties. The bigger ont
about fifteen ; and she's well edicated by
mother ; and the little one's jest turnm s
en. Well, they took on awful about tl
ma j and I jest took them in here for a S]
till they'd look around, and find something
dc. T?-day, the older one, Hester, said, i
was wiHin', she'd make some bouquets
some flowers, and try to s?dl 'em ; so I
ter do it. We will share the profits. Sh
to pay me to-night."
" Poor children ! About seven you si
ceo was. Just the age! just the age!"
said, sadly. "But come!" he added,-mc
briskly, " I called to see about ?he carnell'
Are they in blossom yet ?"
" Opened this morning, sir. Will you wt
in ?" And the florist led the way to hisgree
We will follow the orphans, who sadly a;
slowly wended their way to an old church
the centrai part of Naw York. Here th
found a seat, cud offered their beautiful flo
ers to the passers by. Lola, the vounge;
was soon absorbed in watching thc bu
scone ; but Hester's face never lost its ta.
wistful expression. Neither was aware
the admiration her beauty excited, until ?
elderly gentleman suddenly stopped in fro:
of Lola, scanning ber face eagerly ; while h
fine eyes were moist with tears. '. Wh.it
your na RP, little girl ?" he asked.
" Lela Crawford, sir."
Ho turned to Hester, saying, in a ?ok
that trembly with emotion : .' Y>ur tji.st<
is wonderfully like a little girl I lost som
. four months ago. Would you object to wall
lng home with me, so that my wife can sc
-her? T think it would comfort her. I wi
buy all /our flowers."
" Certainly we can go," said Hester, nsinj
?^^^ They soon reached the house. The gentle
^gnttn left them io thc parlt-r, whilst he wen
t' -j^^o call his v.ifo. In a few' moments, a ?tali
y w handsome lady, in doer mourning, cume io
V*^LAs soon as abo saw Lola, she nprang to^rdf
Jker, clasped her in l<er arms, and Durst into
^ Hester's pyes tilled, as the lady sobbed out
4 Ok., ruy child ! my child !"
When she grew more composed, she ques
tioned Hester; and the girl told ber simple
Her father had been a clerk in a wholesale
house .u Philadelphia, and, dying two years
before, left them penniless. Her mother was
the daughter of a wealthy merchant, whose
family cast her off when she married. After
her lather's death, her mother came to New
York, and took in sewiug. Consumption
claimed her for his victim, and she died a
week ago, leaving them orphans.
" Where are you living now ?"
" At Mr. Hopkins's, the florist's, who al
lowed us to offer these flowers for sale."
"The very children he was telling me
about this morning," said Mr. Larkins.
Mrs. Larkins still held Lola clasped close
in her arms, as if she never would let her go.
M Will you let your little sister stay with
me to day ?" she asked, turning to Hester.
,: You catt call for her to-night, after you
have sold all your flowers."
" These aro mine," said Mr. Larkins empty
ing the basket, and placmg a gold piece in
Hester's hand. " You will have to go to Mr.
Hopk ns for more."
When Hester returned in thc evening, a
most startling proposition met her. Mrs. Lar
kins wished lo adopt Lola, and separate her
entirely from her sister. She wished her to
be as her own child, " with," she told her
husband, " no lew connections."
Hester was stunned. Lola, her little sis
ter, the otily thing left for her to love, to be
taken from her entirely ! She asked for a day
t < think about it, an !, taking her sister by
tho hand, left Ibo hi.use. In ber own lillie
room, she thought more c&lmiy of the propo
sal. Her sister was very you:;g, and prom
ised to be very beautiful. If she staid with
her, what was there before her but poverty
and ignorance ? If she went to the wealthy
merchant to be as his only child, there was a
certainty of education and comfort. lii'.terly
rose before I er the condition of tbrsc advan
tages. SJlC must never see her. never clasp
her in her arras, and ca!l her sister ; she must
not watch the unfolding of her mind. The
only one who must not share in the triumph
of her beauty and accomplishments must be
her own sister. The struggle was a hard one ;
but true love triumphed ; and, putting aside
all seliish considerations, she derided fur her
Bister's >rood. Lola Went t:), Mr. Larkin*,
where, for the present, we will leave her.
Jake Hopkins, an old man, with only a
moderate income, a widower and childless,
was only too glad to have Hester remain with
tim. Her gentle manners, her low. sweet
Toice, at;d her touching gratitude for his
kindness, all bad their charm for the old man.
His bouquets never met PO ready a sale as
when her taste arrausred them. Tho vases
sent to him to be filled for great parties were
never so loudly applauded as when Hester
grouped the sweet flowers. Then, after work
was over, there was no band like nester's tn
give him his tea, no voice like hers to r< ad
the evening paper. Kia p;pe was filled by
dainty white fingers; and, when the news
was read, that clear, sweet voice could wur
ble songs without number. Putting aside
and bravely crushing down her grief for ber
mother's dea'-J, her longing fur her sister,
the noble girl devoted all her thoughts to
i showing her gratitude to her old friend.. One
earnest wish dwelt in her heart. It was to
finish her education. Through her father's
life, sue had attended the best schools ; aud,
thanks to her mother, she was no mean musi
cian.. In her present home, there were no
books, no piano; and she determined to have,
both. But how ? Thc sale, of flowers was
not enough. All she made there would hard
ly clothe her.
One morning, an advertisement in the paper
attracted her attention, and she determined
to answer it.
"Heigh-ho!" said Mr. Lawrence Holmes,
throwing aside his book and rising, " this is
stupid work} my brains arc all in a maze."
Mr. Holmes bit a cigar (probably to clear
his brains) and sat down again, with a yawn.
He was a lawyer, a toan nbout thirty-five,
and one of the most talented men at the New
York bar. He was handsome, and wealthy,
and unmarried. "Quite a dangerous individ
ual," the jnothers.decided. " Quite a catch,"
the young ladies whispered. A knock ai bis
office door made him look up. " Come in !
By Jove !" was bis ihsught, " what a beuuii
ful girl ! wuatTadiiir.t eyes] what a complex
ion ! what hair ! Will you be seated ?" he
added, handing a chair.
" You advertised for a copyist," said Hes
ter Crawford, timidly, " and I called to see if
I could not do what you require."
" Will you. write something for rae?" he
said, pb>"ii^)aper, pen, and ink -b-.'fbr? her.
"Any? TOp1ur name. Venus! what a
perfect ?J2t te hand !" was the aMde in his
u Hester Crawford" was written. . dis
tinct, clear hand, upon the paper.
"That will do!"
Hester found the terms were liberal, and
she went home happy, with a roll of writing
and blank paper under her arm, while Mr.
Hohnes resumed h?3 cigar, and mused thus :
" 1 Hester Crawford !' what a pretty name,
aud how beautiful sho isi Hester !"' And
he took up the paper upon which the name
was written. " An orphan, she says, and
living with an old florist, who was kind to
her when ber mother died. So young, beau
tiful, and lovely. She must not come here ;
it wis] set thu fellows about this strebt l> talk
ing. Poor g*ir! ! sue is fricndtesj I vriil !<-;
In the eve.inj.', Hester received a ii tile
note. stating tba!, as il w;is inconvenient, for
Mr. Holmes to be iuterrupted at his office, a
boy would call for the writing and bring her
'iny further orders.
Patiently the noble girl toiled, day aller
uay. Always, at the florist's service, she yet
contrived, by early rising, to wr'tto
und as uer hand grew moro
ijf%he^c5ie?,?io ?tiffpopers- Three months
?ave lier enough to biro a p?or piano and
?uy a second nand book of old roupie. The
lld florist's delight was almost ludicrous. TTe
nsisted upon certain hours being devoted to
iractice and study, and allowed her yet more
;ime for the writing duties. Mr. Holmes
?ailed occasionally, to give some directions
ibout the law papers, and when he heard her
lesire to improve herself, insisted upon ser.d
ng her some books. He' was very kind,
hester's mind dwelt upon each little token
)f interest with deep gratitude. Uuacknowl
;dged, hardly confessed to herself, tho one
dm of her life was io be worthy, at som*
.ime, to associate with her sister. Lola lit
le dreamed that, many nights when she was
ast asleep, Hester was under her window,
praying for her. TV'ith the happy forgetful
ness of childhood, she was soon perfectly
contented in her new home. Mrs. Larkins
avished upon her all the love she had fell for
1er own little one, and no indulgence was
spared to make her happy. For a little while
she grieved for her sister, but her new motlier
nen filled her place, aud, as titne rolled on,
?Lc aimost forgot her.
Two years passed; and, if We !ook into th?
lorises little sitting room, we sball see Hes
?er and Mr. Holmts. " Miss Crawford," said
ie, taking from his pocket a newspaper, 1
?vant to read to you a.little gem I discovered
icre to-day ; it is called ' Neglected Flowers.' "
With beautiful modulation and expression,
be read a piece cf poetry, one of the heart
mailings which genius sometimes pours foi th.
As he ceased, he looked up for her approval,
lier cheek was flushed, and her eyes Ut with
i deep joy.
" Are they not beautiful ?*'
" I-I think I know the author."
" What ! Lola ? She writes most beau'?ful
ly. There is, in her prose articles, a depth ol
feeling and a pu iv, holy spirit rarely me!
with ; I have preserved them all."
? You f-and thc flush deepened.
" Yes ; do you know her ? I wish I could
say as much. I should be proud to claim her
for a friend."
" You have been the kindee friend to her
for two years," said Hester, in a low tone.
She is here beside you."
'. You the author of ' Neglected Flowers ?'
Y'ou ! And yet I might have guessed it! Let
me congratulate you. You are making a
sensation in all the fashionable world, and
people are very curious about the hidden
" Comp, Mr. Holmes, you are too kind ;
yrvir flatt.-ry makins me blush.''
N>. Battery. L ought to thank you, too,
for being so kin;! as to continue to copy my
stupid papets, when you are, of course, much
better paid for these gems."
" Paid ! I never received a cent for them.
They would come into ray mind while my
hand travelled over your pap-rs, and I wrote
them down. One day I ventured to sc^nd ono
to tho editor of the papier you hold iu your
baud. I told him n?ither my name nor ad
dress. Tho next day I saw myself in print.
Since then I have sont many more, but., as he
never saw me nor hoard my name, of course
he never paid me for . them. They cost me
nothing bul a few hours of timo, and I pevoi
fancied or flattered myself that '.hy w<rc
wot th anything."
"This explain* why G-was so myste
rious when I inquired of him who Lola was.
Have you any more ?"
" Oh, yes I many."
? May I see them ?" A portfolio was taken
.fro?i ?ttjfeblo-drawc-r, nnd Mr. Holmes i
placed it under his ?rm. " Maj ? do v
please wi?Hhem ?" he asked.
" Good-evening, then ; J am going to :
the evening with Lok."
Weeks passed away, s nd Hester 1
uotLing from Mr. Holmes. The boy
brought tho law pa;.ere, and she Continu
devote some hours each day to ber mo?
genial writing and studies.
One evening, she was seated at the p
singing to Mr. HoDkins, who, half af
listened to the pure, fresh voice pouring
his favorite ballads, when Mr. Holmes i
in. She started np with dcligh;. then s
still, blushing at her own eagerness. <
a Miss Crawford,"The said, gravely, " I
called upon business. Will you sign ?
papers for me, without knowing what
"Certainly. Ara I signing away all
property ?:' she asked, laughingly, as she <
plied with his request.
".Yes, for a fair equivt.lent."
.Ko m.-j:e wa* said about ibe papers-,
evening passed pw? ru it ty, w,?i, ?.n^p
conversation ; at.d then there carno ano
long lapse of time before Hester sow
Holmes. At lost, he came again. She
missed him sorely, grieving over his sile
and wondering whether he could be offen
with her. It was in the morwngahat
cnlltd. Hester was at ia^tftPVm in
green house, arranging bwquets for a lc
party to be given at Mrs. Green's, wht
book was laid before her. The litle, in lr,
gilt letters, " Neglected Flowers, by Lo
made her open it, to find all her fugitive, i
ries, sketches, and poetry collected togetl
and tastefully embellished with engravir
" You are surprised/' said a well-knc
voice, "but, I trust, not offended."
"Gneiidedl Ob, Mr. Holm:- this :s y?
work! How kind, how veiy hind you an
" Not at all. I am, to day, the bearer
many commissions-the book, the contri
you signed last month, and fivo hundred d
lars from the publisher."
" Five hundred dollars!"
11 Yes, hero it is, ii: gold, as you see. Y
roast givi1 up law, Mi s Crawford, nnd pit
liV? literature j bot"- and bis v. icc-.? r.s lo
ni?*]-; you forsake the ?:i^'r ma)
!'.:.;:.? y> ;i will n.0! forget thc lawyer?
??bc sfood >:!..-i:t, nervously fingt-Hng tl
!:ag of money on thc table, white thc h
blood mantled over check and brow. A loc
of proud joy carno iuto Lawrence Holmes
^?>***rter," he sajd, gently, "you cannot 1:
surprised wlietj^rsay I love yon ; you mu;
have seen ie beforeahis. Will you not .?pea
to*4?o ? any I call ye? ?wwJ^ -j-. -j?
'.I am so unworthy," she stammered, if 1
poor nnd-obscure." "
"PojorP bc said, gayly, pointing to tb?
noney. " Obscure ! here are live papers tba
lame to day, with notices of; Neglected Flow
era.' Poor and obscure ? No I Yet, wen
you both, I hove you. Will you be my wile ?'
And he opened his arms to fold her to hi;
bosom. She did not speak, and it was no
Two months later, them was a great part]
givcu at Mrs. Larkins'*. Many of the guest:
were already assembled ; and Lola, beautifu
as a picture, and exquisitely dressed, wa;
Qitliug from group to group, tho darling o
" I expect the bride, Mrs. Holmes, wil
honor us this evening," said Mrs. Larkins lc
a lady who stood besido her. " Did yoi
know she was the author of that crem of lite
rature, ' Neglected Flowers ?"
" I heard cf it. Who was she ?"
" I don't know. Nobody knows. She wrote
secretly under the signature of ' Lola,' until
after her marriage, and then ??he buist upon
thc world with lier name already in every
o ?o's mouth. [ Intv.; not yet s ton her; bu!
ber mother-in-law promised to persuade her
to join tia. Ah, there she is !"
Ra?^i'intlv beautiful, witii an exquisite
dress of soft white lace, and glittering with
diamonds, Hester came across the room,
leaning on her husband's arm.
" How beautiful !" whispered all.
" Surely I have seen that face before,"mut
tcred Mrs. Larkins, as she advanced to mcot
Hester gracefully acknowledged Mrs. Lar
k'ins's cordial welcome ; but her eyes roved
about the room. Suddenly, it lighted. A lit
tle girl, whose white dr*T *as P"1"6 and
lovely as b? own> wa3 coming to meet her.
She ennui slowly and timidly, with ber ?-yes
fixed upon Hester's face; while berown wore
a puzzled expression. Hester smiled ; and
then, with a glad cry of " Heater ! sister Hes
ter !" Lola sprang into her arms.
Hester held her there tightly, and, turn
ing to Mrs. Larkins, said, in a low tone that
reached only her ear : " You will let me see
her someti-ncs ?"'
"I shall be only leo git 1, if you will let
her Mil! be mine," was the reply. " Forgive
me," 6he added, frankly, holding out her
hand, " for haviug separated you for so-long."
One little scene, and wc close the story.
Thc room is a luxuriously furnished library,
opening into a conservatory. At a table, wo
sec Lawrence Holmes wri'ing. Near him,
Hester ia st ated on a sofa, with Lola besido
her. T!iey are talking?f the events' ?f; the
time when they never saw each other. Be
yond, in thc conservatory, busy amongst his
beloved flowers, is the guest of the house,
who, too humble to claim the place Hester
wishes him to fill, insists upon calling himself
Lawyer Holmes's head gardener, Old Jake
? - ? ?%
TOE PURPOSE AT LAST AVOWED.-The Re
publican says of the South Carolina Uni
" Yet tho University will not go dowr.
In times of blessed memory, wheu the Jews
refused thc Gospel, th-j Gentiles accepted it.
co now the advantages one class contemptu
ously ivj.-ct, another will gratefully accept
and profit by."
j2???* A fashion authority states that the
fashion for coats this fall will bo a good deal
like that of last fall, especially with those
who have to wear last fall's coats.
JSSF1 Tile 'Georgetown Radicals!
Ohariefton 27cv's?) promise that jt?
ed p?op?b r?ijLfonly elect the
tEe Loyal League the.taxes shall 1
so high that the , lands, of tho^wb/
will be sold. They will then?Ec k
by Commissioner Leslietf..?p?;,/?
among the freedmen, in this way^
get possession of the laud and get i
white men. The real e^t?owfl.ers
Carolina, the farmers and*p!antet3,Jt
and digest this infamous proposition,
tell its own tale at the next elective
jC^ST.Tho Arkans?s"jfos??na/! is a
per just started at Little Rock by n
man named Tabbs Goss. Tubbs I
Radical, as Ibis little extract fr'fjm *
rial aimed nt ono Barton, ir. 1.'Uli
shows :-" I have got my foot on bi?;
last, and will keep it there. H? 6$
me in every county in Arkansas, df*?
the Radical party, who are rob?>H
pie of their hard earnings by way j
J53T"A Cincinnati Judge doci'/
Friday, that j.bCTC wt.s ncibingiu .hf s
o? or. .Stat.; rn- thc cit j t-rdin&uc-<
prtfhibitid a woman l'rom we\citC.Uj
JES?* Tho body of a young wj?'".,
in France a year ago, has been7**'
when it was found that the uni?la
had torn her shroud, scratcb?cK?i-*^)
the crucifix, aud gnawe? i her'B
tue agony of burin! alive. *
jSUp^-?i'-'nna papers express awi"
Sickles " might occupy some post
adapted lo his abilities than the present
which is the most delicate euphemia
" State Prison" that we ever remembe
ing.-New York World.
j52ST Colonel John Screvcn, tho ;
eratic candidate for tho Mayor of Sav<
and the entire Democratic ticket, were
cd on the 11th by ubout two thou^H?
jority. The negro?:?, geucrally, voW
An able bodied negro man c
Jim Quinn brutally ravished an uidertj
near Baltimore, a few days ago, and ra
but was arrested, and while on his v
prison, wes lyothed.
XS- A u*ger i?: Non!? CariiJfcjg
of 8krt|rt1g a mule, :":id.? a Q-/?\ .
c^iifin which ho acbiowl'.-dgtl
d.wtiiail v.:;. cuusod by associating wit??
pet-iwfcgera and other radicals. Tt?l is
rible, but then the nigger might have'i1!1
better than to associate with such peoj^
JOST Low-necked shirts are prey***
Lbo latest "style" for nice young m7n.
magine a sweet youth with his hair,pa
n tire mkhl?e~-g hc^???/t^fa?^^^???
,,-3 ecki'd shifE- "-T^^^^^HH
I S?rT A man* heet A-^M IB-^?SS?
wo, says an exciijange. Two dollars, or
in? a half is a better friend-and so on
The more, the more so.
" Mr. Jones, you said you werei
lectcd with the fine arts ; do you mean I
rou are a sculptor?" " No, sir, I r'on't st
nyself, but I furnish the stone to 'he i
?ILL POi\ D O ?H A t\S
a FTER the first cf November it is propos^
OL Turnish tlieso OYSTERS, cither in tiio?l
>r opened, in qu:intiti?;s? to suit purchaser.-;, n>^
lie iu>-jst market ?-rices.
Tho MILL POND OYSTER tupplied will
GULLA ISLAND OYSTERS ;
From the Lucas Mill Pond at Charleston, wi
br flavor und plumpness is well known to hoi
?pST TERMS CASH.-Orders solicited h
ill parts of tho country.
THOMAS McCRADY, A^eut,
P. 0. Box No. 330, CHARLESTON S. C
References :-.T unes Ad>:er A Co., Hon. J.
Sampli' ?I. Or Vi. J. Ravoncl, David Jinnin
McCr.uh A Si r.. W <}. Dingle; John 8. Ryan
Charleston, Oct. ll, Im 4
-J, N. ?OBSQh?, rf
Nos. 1 & 2, Atlantic Wharf,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
H.VVIN? AMPLE MEANS FOR ADVA
CES, a busineiS experience of twenty years, *
confiniuR himself strictly to a COMMISSI
BUSINESS, without oncri*:-s on his own i
count resneclfj??.'-,rorlcfts consignments of CO
TOv/^^D"? WHEAT, CORN, A.c.
SHIPPERS OF PRODUCE to him may,
their option, havo their consignments sold, -oit!
in Charleston or New York ; thus having tho i
vantage jf two markets, wirhoutostraoommisiii
Bishop W. M. Wightman, S. C; Rev. T. 0. co
mers, Tenn.; Ho?. John P. King, Augusta, t
Messrs Geo. W. Williams A Co., Charleston, S.
MeRsrs Williams, Taylor A Co., Now York.
Charleston, S. C., April 27 ly 18
WM. M. LAWTON, :
Commission Merche m
CHARLESTON, S. C.
LIBERAL ADVANCES made on Consig
ment?, and on Produco Shipped to Lire
Charloston, Sept 23_3m_41
Popular with the Ladies
TlIE Silver Steel Patont Parabola Gold Bo
niihod NEEDLES; Tor sale by CIIEATIU
BROTH '?RS, ure bceomin;; very p | ular. Rei
the following certiQcuto from a Ridge lady, lr
procuro a supply at onco:
RmcE, Oct. 4,1801.
MESSRS. CIIKATHAM Bnos.- Gentlemen : I ha'
given your Noedlcs a trial, and thoy aro o^nr
thing they aro represented to be. I gave one
a lady and she quilted a quilt out without i
M ns. J. D. IP.
0..-t 12 2t 42
JUST received and to arrivo,
Dost Farina MACARONI,
Best Factory CHEESE,
FroFh Soda and Butter CRACKERS,
Lemon and Cream CRACKERS.
G. L. PENN.
Oct. 5 tf 41
Multum in Parvo !
DR. T. II. PATTISON continues tl
Prncticc of Medicino for Cash. Those m
I prepared to comply with his terms ncod not ?j
I peet his sorvioos. Rates same as last year,
i June 29 tf it
FALL AND WINTER TRADE.
3rd Door Above National Bank,
Offer to the Citizens of Edgefield and adjoining Counties
Every Depariment Complete,
Embracing the Largest Stock ever brought to the Augusta market.
We are prepared to exhibit all classes of Goods known to the Trade at PRICES
WHICH CANNOT BE UNDERSOLD.
WI GUARASTEE SATISFACTION TO ALLI
_ ^ Stock will be Replenished Dnring* the
Entire Season with. AA1 the Latest Styles.
??p" Merchants will find it to their advantage to inspect our Stock as our Wholesale
Department has been filled to its utmost capacity with an especial view of meeting the
demands of the trade.
Augusta, Oct. 12,1869.