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Vol. Ix. WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY '28, 1873. No. 2.
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TrHE PoETs DIEAM.
1:Y C,. H. ra::ST,.
Near the ntrgin of a il-r,
Neath a weeping willow's shade,
Lay a poet sweedy dreaming
Of a land, far exceeding
Any Fanev ever made.
Through his mind there swept a vision
Clear and bright as sun-iet beam;
Of a woman silent sitting,
In a barque of airy lightness,
In the middle of the stream.
As the current floated onward,
So the airy barque went on
In its careless grace and beauty
On the bosom of the river,
Softly, swiftly and was gone.
of ft Vt 4t -9 ar
On waking he bethought him
Of the vision in his dream,
And half turned him rounil to view it
ln itS careless grace and beauty
Resting on the crystal stream.
But like many other fancies,
It had vanished from his sight,
Down the sparkling, flowing river,
With the silence and the fleetness
Of a fading gleam of light.
This is not a dream, he miurmur'd
I have known a being- fair,
Uright and glorious in her beau!
As the stars that shine ai,ove us'!
Aye, by far iore soft and rme!
On Life's river we were floating,
Gently, l.appily along,
When from out of my terder keeping
She was snatched, without a warning,
By a wild wave fierce and stror:g.
Life to me has since been gloomy
Wer-my sod-a sadness caue;
And I'm ever sadly dreaming
Of the one I've just beholen
Ia my visin-tis the same.
TPhe Love 'That Was Never Told.
'A gulardian1ship)! Well, it's no
new thing for me,' added John
He placed the letter on the ta
A packet layv there also. After
a tmoment he took this up, and
broke the sealing-wa.s. A pack
age of yelow letters fell into his
hand : closely united was also a
velvet miniature case. and an old
fashioned English locket.
He turned the open face 61' the
locket to the light.
It revealed a- curious face-an
aqutilinie nose, an artist's eye, the
mouth of a ravening animail, half
concealed by a beard oif silk. John
Steele looked at~ it lon;. and earn
estlf. "Poor Bert ! He'll do bet
ter, now that he is out of the
body," he said.
He had always been the friend
of his old schoolmate, discerning
the delicate soul enthralled by the
law of a depraved physical nature
in herited from a line of debauched
It opened softly. The face of
an angel smiled upon him.
It was the portrait of Bert
Vatne's daughter, taken in her
seventh year. Her fathcr's brow
and eyes in fair tracery ; the dead
mother's zweet mouth, the curls
of beauty, and the smile of inno
'We called our child Violet,
John ' said the latter. 'You see
she is a delicate thing to be left
unsheltered. God forgive me my
life !-for if I did niot tell you, you
would know that folly has short
ened my days. But I was never
fit to be a father.
'Will you take my little girl in
to your keep)ing? She is agood
child, for the blood that flows in
her veins seems to be that of her
-mother's f:amily, with a little of'
Sthe best of' mine-enough to en
dear her to you, for you always
loved me, believed in me, John,
when I did not believe in myself.
SWhen we meet again
P iv daughter has a fort.ine. I
trust~ yeu with her and it, as I
would trust no man on earth.
John-noble Johmn Steele! my
weak hand treminbles-miy dying,
dying sight fails mue
That letter was Bert V ane's fi
nal act, written in the last hour of
The child was at school in New
Engla nd,and,after mature tho)ugh t,
SJohn Steele decided tha&she bad
better stay there for the present.
Hie was about to embark for a trip
to Europe, and had no one with
whom to leave her if' he had her
brought to Lakehome. But he
wrote to the matron of the school,
enclosing a kind note for the child,
ettled the business transactions of
the matter, and then took passage
board t he Europe, in charge of
syoung brother Herbert, destin
-r a musical education.
* * * * *
vas absent two years.
ing~ his stepbrother in Ger
e returned to Lakehome.
For months he was much engross
ed by business, the, he found a
spare Opportunity to visit the
The matron received him with
dignity. But he had not much
time tc spend on ceremony.
'1 should like to see the little
girl,' he said, 'and I should like to
talk to her alone'-looking at his
Madame stared, and withdrew.
A few moments, and the door
swung open again. A girl of seven
teen, with clustering curls, and the
trailing robes of womanhood,
swept softly toward him.
Ie looked into the oval face,
chaste as a flower, and saw the
lineaments of the child's portrait.
'But- , he stammered.
'You thought I waq a little girl,
Mr. Steele ? No; papa thought me
only a child wheu he died, but I
She had a strange, sweet digni
ty. She was utterly lovely. And
John Steele was strangely col
The train he had meant to take
went by without him, the conver
sation with Violet so deepened
and broadened-she showed such
frank happiness in his company.
'I have wanted to see you so
much, Mr. Steele.' she said. 'That
note, so kindly worded to the coin
prehension of a little child, made
me love you.'
John's swelling heart came into
his throat, but the artless eyes,
sweet as heaven's trulth, met his
'I am so old and ugly, shel does
not think that I have a heart,' he
thought, the blood receding again
and leaving an aching void. I am
her ,uardian-that is all. I must
It was decided that she was to
go to Lakehonie. The inmates of
the academy parted from her as if
they loved her. But it did not
need the beaming looks of teachers;
or the clinging embraces of the
pupils, to show John what a trea
sure she was. He was lost in a
kind of maze for days.
She stole quietly as a sun beam
into her place at Lakehome. She
brought floweri into the house,
she opened the grand piano, she
sung to its music the sweetest
words. Finding that she had
been taught to ride, John gave her
the little brown pony, Barley, who
had hitherto consumed his useless
days in idlenuss; and every night
as he drove out from the city,
Barley and his mistress came to
mect the buggy.
So fair the sweet face under the
plumed cap, its frank eyes nearly
drove wild her guardian. If lie
but told the truth, he knew that
he should acknowledge himself her
The summer went by. Winter
'Will you stay here, Violet, or
shall wve go into the city for the
'Which would vou like ?'
'I have no choice but to satisfy
'Then, we will stay here-it is
homne. And we will have company,
and keep holidays-make time
fly, in short. How 1 love this old
mansion !-do you know it guar
He (lid not look at her, though
she twined her little bands over
'Dont you ? she asked.
He did not say that of late it had
been a paradise. He responded
indifferently-turned away with a
white lip, and a choking in his
The weeks flew by-Christmas
came.- The house was full of com
pany-smiling matrons, gay girls,
indulgent papas, favorite sons and
brothers. It was a happy time.
Alas ! Alas ! that earthly happi
ness is short.
It was Christmas Eve, and in
the midst of the merriest game,
John Steele had just kissed Violet
under the mistletoe, when the door
swung open, admitting a new a
rival-a young man of one-and
twventy, handsome, healthy, de
It was the young musician from
Germany. Fresh and ardent, he
was one with them immediately.
In the confusion, John did not see
that from the first, he admired
Hie had come and seen, and lie
conquered. John observed, with
a sharp surprise, the change in
Violet. She was another being,
to his young brother from what
she had been to him. He was in-'
credulous. It could not-must
not be. Then lhe forced himself to
What right had he to rebel?
They weire both young and happy
-it was fitting.
'Only she is all the world to me
and another fair face will please
Herbert as well!' his tortured
spirit cried. 'But 'tis a dangerous
thing to p)lay with souls.'
lie dr-eaded to interfere - he
dared not confess.
"Fool ! 1 should only frighten
and wound my little dove! What
arn I in her eyes! A dull plodding
gray-beard! Why should I scare
her in her happy dream?'
Then a gleam of hope would
force its way into the darkness:
But she has been huppy with
Ine uitil that boy caite. Jlight
she not be willing, if she knew
ai b if she knew but ha(i my love ?
Oh! I cannot. cannot lose her!'
And yet to all observant eves
ho was the grave, reserved, quiet,
John Steele--courteous wilhi his
equals, kind to his inferiors. He
was, as ever, the thoughtfil host,
the imdulgent the steady friend.
The hidden war with bilmself
went for weeks. At last he miade
'When Herbert asks her hand
of me I shall know whether or not
she truly loves him. If all her!
heart is not his I will hope-I will
offer my love to her. , If she con
fesses to loving him I will be si
The holidays went by, the house
grew quiet-Herbert sought an
interview with his elder brother.
John listened quietly.
'1 have expected this, Herbert.
I will talk with Violet,'
'But you can give ine your con
'1 can say nothing now.'
With a look of surprise, Her
bert withdrew-went down the
wide oak stairs, crossed the ter
John rang the study-bell.
'Pompey, ask Miss Vane to come
He turned faint at the sound of
her light step) on the veh'iet u the
hall, yet fought off the weakness
successfully before she came in.
The pain remained but she saw
no sign of it.
She wore a dress of blue, her
bronze curls clung about her shy
face, her pet grayhound, Caliph,
followed close at her side. He
motioned her gently to a seat.
For a moment he did not speak
-he felt tired with suffering. Her
dog which lie had given her,
crossed the room, and laying his
slender head upon his knee, look
ed up wistfully into his face.
'What is all this that Herbert
tells me, Violet ?' with a forced
smile. a steady voice.
"lie has told you? with a swift
"Told me what, Violet? Come
closer, little one, and let me look
into your fice. What could he
tell me '
'That we love each other.'
She was on her knees besides
his chair, hcr blushing bright feat
ures hidden on his shoulder. She
could not see his face. His face?
-no, ah; no!
fy child, have you quite given
your heart to this young brother
of mine so soon ? It is but a little
while that you have known him.'
Utterly! A little ?-but it seems
a long while that we have been
together. I have been-[ am so
happy with him guardy !'
'But you have been happy with
me-ha've you not ?'
'Ah ! that is different.'
A little silence, lie quietly and
forever put away all hope.
'Yes, very differ-ent, my Violet.
Kiss me, little one-only once.
There; thank you dear-. Go now
and say to Herbert; that I give
you to him, and to the life you
have chosen as his wife.'
Sth6 slipped away like a beam
of light. But Caliph, for the first
time in his life, when permitted,
did not follow her. He pressed
closer to John's knee, and-uttered
a pitiful whine. Gaining no atten
tion, he joined the sile~nce of the
stately room, easing his troubled
heart by the employment of lap
ping up, with his slender tongue
the tears that fell on the folded
hands of the master of Lakehome.
The Laws of South Carolina.
Acts and Joint Resolutions Passed
by the General Assembly at the
Session of 1872-'I3.
JOINT REsoLUTION TO RATIFY TIIE
AMEND)MENT TO TIIE CONSTITUTiON
OF TIHE STATE OF sOUTH1 CAROLINA,
RELATIVE TO THlE IIOLDING OF
Whereas Article XV. of the
constitution of the State of South
Carolina provides that an amend
ment or amendments may be
made to the same; and that such
amendment or amendments shall
be agreed to by two-thirds of the
members elected to each House,
such amendment or amendments
to be entered on the journals, re
spectively, with the yeas and nays
taken thereon ; and that the same
shall be submitted to the qualified
electors of the State at the next
genera election thereafter for
represen:.atives; and if a majority
of the electors qualified to vote
for members of the General As
semboly, voting thereon, shall vote
in favor of such amendment or
amendments, and twvo-thirds of
each branch of the next General
Assembly shall, after such an
election and before another, ratify
the same amendment or amend
ments by yeas and nays, the same
shall become a1 part of the con
stitution: Procidrd, That slch
anendeinitt or aiendnents shall
nave been read thr.ea tio8yes, oi
three several days, in each lois:
and whereas the ceneral A.ssem11
bly, at its last session, did, int each
branch, pass a joit rcsol tition
proposing an anendment, to the
constitution of the State of South
Carolina, whiCh was agreed to by
two-thirds of its meimbers, to wit:
Strike out all that portion of see
tion 11, article If., following the
words "4ei-hteen i u nd red and
'evety, ocurrigg in the fourlth
Ind tifth lines, and ins!rt the fol
lowing : "And forever thereafter,
:n the first Tuesday following the
the first Monday in November. in
aVery second year; in such 11ai
ner and such place as the Legisia
Lure may provide;" and whereas
the said proposed amendment has
ieen submitted to the electors
jualified to vote for members of'
Aje General Assembly at the next
leneral election following the ac
ion of' the General Assembly, and
L m:jo'rity of the said electors
have voted in faivor of the same
Be it resolved by the Senate and
[Iouse of Representatives of' the
.taLte of' South Carolina, now met
And sitting in General Assembly,
1n4l iy the authority of the same:
That the amendment to the con
.titution of the State of South
oarolina1, proposel and agreed to
by two.thirds of the members of
2-wh branich of the last Genieral
Asseibiv and voted for by a ma
ority of the electors qualified to
vote for members of the General
Assembly at the last general elee
Lion, to wit ; Strike out all that
portion of section 11, article II,
tollowing the words "eighteen
hundred and seventy," occurring
ii the fourth and fith lines, and
nsert the following: "And fbrever
Ahereafter, on the firsL Tuesday
ollowing the first Monday in No
emi)ber, in every secon.d year, in
mch manner and in such place as
-he Legislature may provide," be
id tihe same is hereby, ratified
ind made a part of the coustitii
ion of the State of South Caro
Approved January 29, A. 1).
VN ACT To I.m'ULATE THE APPOINT
-.ENT AND SALARY OF TRIAL JUs
TICES IN TilE CITY OF CIIARLfES
Be it enacted by the Senate and
[Iouse of Representatives of' the
tate of South Carolina, now met
knd sitting in General Assembly,
mud by the authority of the same:
SECTION 1. That the Governor
lo appoint by and:with the advice
tnd consent of the Senate, five
.rial justices for the city of' Char
eston, and no more, to hold their
>ffices for the term of' two years,
inless sooner removed, according
.0 law: Proovided, That during tIhe
-ecess of the Senate the Governor
nay appoint either one or all of'
laid trial justices, to hold their
>fices, unless removed by Legisla
ure, when the appointment shall
,case, unless confirmed by the
senate. If a vacancy occurs dur
ng thle session of' the Lcgielature,
t shlall be filled only by the ad
nice and consent of' the Senate.
SECTION 2. That the trial jus
ices appointed for the city of
Tharleston shall reside in said city
mnd keep their offices there, which
hall be opened fr'om day to day
'or the transaction of business:
Provided, That the trial justices
ippointed shall be commissioned
y the Governor, in the following
flanner', to wit: Two for wards
>ne and two; one for wards three
Ind four; one for wards five and
iN; one f'or wards seven and eight;
Lnd shall have theiir offices located
n a.centr'aI location, convenient
.0 t'he peole of the wards for
vhich they are appointed.
SECTION 3. That, instead of the
ees and fines heretofore allowed by
aw for the tr'ial justices in the city
>f Charleston, they shall each be
dlowed a salary of' t welve hundred
lollars per annum payable quarter
y, on the first days of January,
XIpril, July and October, by the
~ounty tr'easmurer for Charleston
~ounty, out of the county funds,
lnd that all fees taxed1 and recover
d in criminal causes in tihe courts
>f said trial justices shall be forth
vith turned o,ver to the county of'
hlarleston; and the said trial jus
.ices shlall make to the judge of' the
irst circuit a monthly report of'
1II fees, fines and costs rccover'ed
>r collected by them during the
SECTION 4. All the appointments
>f trial justices, resident within
~he city of Charleston, heretof'ore
nade, shall cease and determine
n and after the first day of April
iext, and the trial justices pro
Tided for in this act shall enter
1pon their duties upon that day.
SECTION 5. That the trial jus
~iccs appointed for the city of
Dharleston may each appoint two
~onstables, and no more, to serve
~he processes of their respective
~ourts, removable at pleasure; the
aonstahlas so appointed sali en
ceive a salary of five hundred dol
lar per annum, to be paid at the
times provided fur in section 3 of
SEeTIoN 6. That if either of the
trial justices appointed for the city
of Charleston shall neglect to at
tend to the duties of their offices,
or shall be guilty of eXturtion or
oppres,ion in oflice, or shall fiail to
pay over, as required by this aet.the
fees and tines collected by him in
his office,be shall be liable to indict
ment therefor; and on conviction
shall be liable to imprisonment
Ior two years and a line of one
thousand dollars, or both, within
the discretion of the court, and
shall be removed from office.
SECTIoN 7. The trial justices so
appointed shall give a bond of
twentv-five hundred dullars for
the faitLhful performance of their
duties, the bond to be approved
by the judge of the first circuit.
OFFIcE SECRETARY OF STATE,
COLUMBia, S. C., February 21, 1873.
The foregoing act having beei
presented to the Governor of this
State for his approval and not
having been returned by him to
the branch of the General Asscm
bly in. which it originated within
the time prescribed by the consti
tiltioll. has become a law without
HI. E. 1IAYNE,
Secretary of State.
AN .ACT To AMENl) SECTIoNS NINE
TEEN AND TiiiRTY-TUREE OF CRAP
TEaR XvfI. UF TITLE VI. OF THE
ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT FOR RE
VISING AND CONSoLIDATING TIIE
GENERAL STATCTES OTHIE STATE,
RELATING To TIlE LOUNDARIES
OF LANCAsTER AND YoRK COUN
Be it enacted by the Senate and
House of Representatives of th1e
State of South Carolina, now met
and sitting, in General Assembly,
and by the authority of the same:
SECTION 1. Tbat Section nine
teen (19) of ehapter XVIII. of ti
tle VI. of the act entitled "an act
fbr revisint and consolidating the
general statues of the state be and
the same is hereby amended by
adding after the words "Catawba
river," in the second line, the
words "and Big Sugar creek, from
the point where it enters into said
SECTION 2. That section thirty
three (33) of said act be amended
by striking out the words "fron,
which it is separated by the Ca
tawba river," in the last line, so
that the section will end with the
words "North Carolina line."
Approved February 27, A. D.
AN ACT FOR TIIE BETTER PROTECTION
OF RELIGIOUS WORSlIIP..
Be it enacted by the Senate and
IIonsa of Repr-esentatives of the
State of South Car-olina, now mnet
and sittinlg in Gxener-al Assembly,
and. by the author-ity of the same:
SECTION 1. That if any person
shall, wilfully and mrr!iciously, dis
tur-b or interrupt any meeting, so
ciety, assembly or- congregation,
convented for the purpose of re
ligious worship,or- shall enter such
meeting while in a state of intoxi
cation, or shall usc or sell spirit
uous liquor-s, or use blasphemous
language at or near the place of
meeting,su ch person shall be deem
ed guilty of a misdemeano-, and
shall, on conviction be sentenced
to pay a fine of not less than one
hundr-ed dollars, or be impr-isoned
for a term not exceeding one
year or less than thir-ty days or
both, or either, at the discr-etion
of the court.
Approved February 20, A. D.
AN ACT CEDING THEl- JURIsDICTION
OF TIlE sTATE 01- sOUT11 CAROLI
NA TO TIlE UNITED STATEs OF
AMERICA, OVER CERTA;N LANDs
IN TIHE COUNTY OF DARLINGToN.
KNOWN As TilE "NATIONAL CEME
Be it enacted by the Senate and
House of Representatives of the
State of South Car-olina, now met
and sitting in Gener-al Assembly,
and by the authority of the same:
SECTIoN 1. That the jur-isdiction
of the State of South Carolina is
hereby ceded to the United States
of Arner-ica ovcr certain lands sit
uated in the county of Dar-lington,
and near the town of Florence,
known as the "Natioual Ceme
tery." Provided, That the jurisdic
tion .herebv ceded shall not vest
until the United States of Ameri
ca sbal!l have acquirecd the title
to the said land by grant or deed
from the owner or owners ther-eof.
and the evidences of the same
shall have been r-ecor-ded in the
office where, by law, the title to
such lands is -3cor-ded; and the
United States of America are to
retain sneh jur-isdiction so long as
such lands shall be used for the
>)urposes in this act mentioned,
and no longer-: and such jurisdic
tion is granted upon the express
condition that the State of South
Carolina shall retain a concurrent
jurisdiction with the United States
in and over the said lands, so far
a that civil pr-ocess. in all cases
not affecting the real or personal
property of the United States. and
such criminal or other proet-s as
shall issue under the authority of
the State of South Carolina ag5aiist
anV persoIn or Perso nIs ch ar'.ed with
crimlies or Im isdenicmanors colilnit
ted withiln .r without the limits
said lands imay b." executed there
in, inl the same way anl mannuer
as if nojarisdiction had been here
Si:crioN 2. That all lands and
tenements which may boe granted
as af'oresaid, to the United States,
shall be and cnitiine. so lo : as
the same shall be used for the pur
poses in this act melioied, exoll
crated anil dischi:Lred fromi all
taxes asse-ssmen ts and f It C r
charges whibch m1av be imlposed
under the aULIority of tle State
of South Caroliia.
Approved January 1G, A. D.
AN ACT To PROVIDE FOR AN ASSEss
".ENT OF RE.k, 1'ROPERTY IN THE
Be it enacted by the Senate and
House of Representatives of th.
State of South Carolina, now met
and sitting in General Assembly,
and by the authority of the same:
That an assessm-eit of the real
property In this State shall be
made in the year one thousand
eight hundred and seventy-three
(1873,) at the same time that the
assembly of personal property is
made. and in the manner and ae
cording to the rules prescribed for
the assessment of real property in
chapter XII. of title III. of the
SECTJON 2. The comptroller-gen
eral is hereby authorized and di
rected to adopt the measures ne.
cessary to carry out the intent ofi
this act. and to exercise, for the
purpose of making and complet
ing, the assessment provided for in
this act, all the powers relating to
the assessment of real property
conferred upon him by the chap
ter of the general statutes herein
Approved February 27, A. D.
THE STUDENT'S TRICK.
A young man of eighteen or
twenty, a student in a university,
took a walk one day with a pro
fessor, who was commonly called
the student's friend such was his
kindness to the young men whom
it was his office to instruct. While
they were walking together, and
the professor was secking to lead
the conve--sation to grave subjects,
they saw a pair of old shoes
laying in the path, which they
supposed belonged to a poor1 man
who was at work close by, and
who had nearly finished his day's
Theyoung student turned to the
professor saying, "Let us play
the man a trick ; we w ill hide his
shoes and conceal ourselves behind
those bushes, and watch to see his
perplexity when he cannot find
"My dear friend," answered the
professor, "we must never amuse
ourselves at the expense of the
poor. But you al-e rich and you
may give yourself a much great
er pleasure. Put a dlollar into
each shoe and then we shall hide
The student (lid so, and then
placed himself with the professor
behind the bushes close by through
which they could easily watch
the laborer, and see whatever
wvonder or joy he might express.
The pool- man soon finished his
work and went across the field to
the path where he had left his
coat and shoes. While he put on
his coat he slipped one foot into
one of his shoes, but feeling some.
thing hard he stooped down and
found a dollar. Astonishment
and wonder were seen upon his
countenance; lie looked upon the
dollar, turned around and looked'
again and again; then he looked
around on all sides but could see
no one. Now he put the money
in his pocket and proceeded to p)ut
on the other shoe, but how great
was his astonishment when he
found the other dollar ! IIis feel
ings over camne him, he fell upon
his knees, looked up to heavernS
and uttered aloud a fervent thanks
giving, in which lhe spoke of his
wife, sick, helpless, and his chil
dren without tbread, whom this
timely bounty,from some unknown
hand, would save from pcerishing.
The young man stood there deep
ly affected and tears filled eyes.
"Now" said the professor "ar-e
you not much better- pleased than
if you had played your intended
"O dearest, sir," answered the
youth, "you have taught me a les
son that I will never forget. I
feel now the words which I never
before understood: "It is better to
give than receive.
The young cotton crop of Alabama
is represented to have suffered much
1NNx( HALF A MILLION
P O ND--.N ECCAENTRI
An c:Grarinary wi Iase was
:w- l , ebildre of an eeenti
to:a~ a! Irwh bccea h V I ImiC
'-It :ay to :n utter Straigri.
The jiihren) en!eavered1l tosIo
tha te fthrxas in!!-a.,e. 'Ind
i ! :et . One of the .on
conhi ren".mber on two Occasions
bing t!ied by tle icet to tie han
:u 'hO sion hii father tivi a
I*tpe r,41:nd1 his nock, hicbl the end
ofit n:ee ImII runl round the
room, an'i th:-ashed him as he
%xent oi l. I' H W hen living at t
lrii-usscl he had known his fitther
to walk ill) and down the front of
I he hionsta iiight with loaded pis
toLis. and one evening while the
servants were at church, his father
issisted that there were robbers in
the house, and took his blunder
buss to shoot them. It was all de
lusion. There- weas no noise a
bout the place. On another ocea
sion he insisted that he heard peo- e
ple whistling outside of the house.
and went out with a loaded blun.
derbuss. On one occasion during
the six weeks he n%as referring to
his brother and himself went with I
some ladies to the theatre, and d
out of spite, or from some motive
or other, his i*lbder dressed the
housemaid up as a first class lady
of fashion. and sent her to occupy a
the next box to them. They had L
to cbange their seats in conse
quence. His father aiways kept y
a lot of fire-arms in the house d
generallv !oaded. lie always t
kept a loaded blunderbuss in his n
sitting-room. There was also a
needle gun. several revolvers. and
a number of bayonets. This L
testimuony being corroborated by c
other members of the falmiy, the
will was broken and the children
became heirs to an estate valued at
half a million pounds.
[Ia;fax (N. S.) Citi:en.
How A PARENT PLAYS ISDIAN c
AN) GETS THE WoRST OF IT.-A f
New Yorker is very much annoy- t
ed because his two boys have read I
so many Indian stories that they j
have gone wild with anxiety to i
play Indian, to go out on the prai
rie hunting for the real noble red
men. The man was taking a nap r
after dinner in his easy chair, a
when he was awakened by an I
alarinig noise and a strange t
sensation in his head. HIe jump- 1
ed up suddenly and found that ,
one of his boys, dressed in a red a
table cloth, and his face decorated i;
with blue paint, was trying to i
scalp his father with a carving
knife, n hile the other boy, attired r
in a blanket shawl and a rooster m:
feather, flourished a hatchet and a
emittedl war whoops from behind I,
Ai chair anid a card table. The e
man decided to put a stop to this e
kind of' thing. So next day, while C
the boys were playing with bows e
and arrows in the garden, he I;
dr-essed himself in an Indian cos- s
tume, and jumped over the fencee
with a wildl,unearthly yell, for the 3
purpose of frightening those clil- 1
dren. The oldest boy, however e
stood his ground, and drawing an a
arrow to the head, in which was f
inserted a tenpenny nail, he bu- 1L
ried it in the chieftain's leg before a
lie took flight. That night the
fatthmer walked up stairs on a crutch I
anti flogged the family all ar-oundv
bcfor-e he sent them to bed. IIe isj
thinking now of' some other way
to effect a cure of the sanguinary
disposition of his offspri ng.-in- C
TIHE CoTT~ioN T.Ax DimInuED Ul
c 's-rrrenox..-The Atlanta 11cr
aid is ini ree'it of inftormaition that
the United States Court of Claiins
has decided that the cotton tax law.
under which sonme eighl ty-eight mail- t
lionis of dollairs were collected was un
constitutinal. It appears that a Mr.
Berg in tead of petitioning Congress ~
to refuind the tax paid by him, brought
suit in the Court of Claims for its re- I
"overy. and employed eminent council,.
amongv whomii was the present Ord i
niary of Chatham county in that State-.
Tis~ gentleman a few days ago re
ceived a pirivate letter which annouue
ed that the Court was against the cou
stitutionality of the law. but its de
cisions has not yet. we believe, 1,;eui
officially promulgated. To a very
largec number of our readers this intel
ligence will be most gratifying. as it
will eniable themi to recover the mou
e'y illegally wrung fromi thenm at a
time when they were most in need of
freedm from taxation.- V~ W iigton
It is said that in Scotlanid one mian
in every thousand goes to college;
Gernmany the proportion is one for ev
ery two thousand six hundred ; in -
Eugrland it is one for every five thou
sand eight hundred.
Another cotton factory is to be i
started in Anderson County, five milesi
from the Pendleton Factory. with a I
water power sufficient to drive thirty<
AIv rfo -nri t !i!N w n -d :i t!:( rate wI 7,
11 411AI-one inch- ior tirs ineion. an
1>'.1-re ch u p: t: cr n. I b!
oltniiii :adverti:c-uemts ten per cent on above.
Notices of inectings, obitunries and tribua:,
A repect, !ane rates pter :-quare as ordinalv
Spcci:al notices in local column 20 ccnts
Advertisements not marked wiii tie nun
jer of insertions will be kept in till forbid
tid charged accordiugly.
Special contracts ninde with large adve
iserS, wio ieral deucti,us on alove rates
Done with Neatness and Dispatch.
INCIDEAT IN -A R.AILWAY
.\ few days 'inece,says the Toledo
ano-/. as a pia>5Lenger tr-ainm
Iinli! e:* wvard ove2r the ~h.\lih
o: 1!-m t 1h )ii-ion kf the Lake
ba:ndi .ilicPhigan1 SoutheLrn
a l w'as bLVtween liillsdlL
:i thit city. Oquite : exCe:C:nCnt
as cre cl the lad icS car as
,l!- >:hI: l'1>o 0de o1C (har
al sittig :!n , as a Germi0an
f -ood Iro.ortions , while upoo
he (t her sOle at a tall, Jack com
lexioned, li!!-whi.eredi Amelri
The i va ellI i filled, ,n the I i
al gentlemnan, d:,-ir a li!e
rCSh1 ai ra"Vissing th jildow 1'ext
he seat ;ck-up"i.dI by him, but was
llested by his fierman fellow
asseilger to ( "put that window
own r!ight away quick '" The re
UCst wa.s coInpled WiLL at Once,
nd the tall g' o-tleman moved to
he rear end of the car and raised
not her window: when his German
1end immncdiateLiy left his seat
nu requestLd that the csecond
indow be also elosed. "No !" said
ur American, "I have complied
-ith your request once, and hav
ig -Ift your neighborhood, can
3C nojustice in your demand. Up
U r'Veeiving- the a1bove reply the
evrman returned to his seat, and
rawin forth. a sachel quickly Un
>cked it, and taking theref-om a
.volver. to the utter astonish
kent of all, and causing no little
1rprise among the ladies, placed
ie weapon in his pocket with the
rnark -'I'll shoot that d-d Yan
Co if he don't shut that win
ox!" The tall, dark man notieed
.e movement and heard the re
iark, and after the German had
gain taken his seat, walked down
be aisle of the car. approached
be German fromi behin1, and pIaL
ing his left arm (a la yarotc)
round his neck, with his right
and he drew out the pistol, and,
lacing it in his ow n pocket. quiet
'resumed his seat, to the no
mall amusement of the othcer oe
upants of the ear. Whlen theC
onductor came round our tall
eiend gave him the revolver, with
he request that it be returned to
is German friend up)on arrival at
'oledo, provided he had cooled
Anoi;tir An'varsl.(.-W ill it
ay ? With the great share of liber
1 and progressiv.e men. who are enter
rising and thrifty in the ir businetss,
is query has been, settled in1 the um.,t
ractic:d~way. They advertise end
et rich by it; but there is aright
nd wrong way to advertisc. Tf a mian:
: to advertise in a paper he- wants to
now several things :Is the papr
ad ? It is mat.rial what class of
cople read a papier as well as how
lany. Many a man who wants to
dvertise fails to see this point clear
and, thlerefo-re, isapprehends the
collical or profitalble a spects of tlle
use. If a mdan says to ti dry goods
caler. *What ude you ask for bjroad
otf alnd tile answer is . iX dol
rs." the inquirer purov-es nothing' by
ying. '-It is too much ; I can buy
l' th for four-and-a-halfi dollars."
Vhat is the quality ? That the test.
?erv likelv the six-dollars cloth is the
hel:pe.,. A lady goes into a store
nd wishes to see silk; thecy are three.
>ur. or ten dollars a yard. 1- cain
ny them cheaper.' she says5. Is it
ny reason why the seller should re
uee his prices ? There is very like
y, to be ai great differene in value. a:s
e-ll as price. b)etwee-n dealers. It is
tso in advertising.
TILE LENGTII or DAYS-Thle
ays of summer grow longer as
re northward, and the days of
'inter grow shorter. At H1am
urg the longest day has seven
een hours and the shor-test sevetn.
Lt Stockholm tihe longest ha:s
ighteen and a half hours and thme
hor-test five and a half. At St.
>etersburg the longest has nine
cen, and the shoirtest five hours.
Lt Finland the longest has twen
y-one and one-af, and tihe short
st two and one-half hours. At
Vandorbus, in Norway. the day
ists fr-om the 21st of May to the
ud of July, tile sun not getting
elow thle horizon for tile whole
ime, but skimming along ver-y
lose to it in thte North. At
pitzbergen the longest day lasts
bree months and a half.
D)r. W\yville Thomllpsonr decribe-s the
ceaIn as conItalInfln a moltle,y numbeir
f loo.'e thisloting.aOl at different
epth-skeleto-s of men,li anuchors.
hot an-d cannon ;and the broad gold
ieces wrecked in theL loss of umany a
alleon off the S~panish main, 'the
rihe forumin am kind of false bottoum
2 the oeeatn. beneath which thlere Ily
lthe depthl of clear. still water.
rhich was heavier- than. mltenI lead.
A Mr. PenliStan. a Philadelphia li
Luor dealer. it is stated drew the first
apital prize in the Havana lottery
ist week. 8500.n(i0. lHe had just
ailed in business. an:d it is not a
mprobable thit previous lotter- deal
ngs and its losses was the e: of is
ailure. So it is not wonr' wihiI for
very foolish per-son t - iand imitate