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Vol. IX. WEDNESDAY MORNIMN, SEPTEMBER 17, 1873. No. 37
EVERY WEDNESDAY MORNING,
At Newberry.C. 1.,
BY TP(A F. GRNEKER,
Terms, $2.50 per .hnum,
Invariably in Advance.
-YThdpper is stopped at the expirat n of
time for watch It is paid.
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You hold my heart in your slender hands,
In your cold, sour cruel, careless hanils,
In your beautiful hainds, fanned by a
Like the breath of tie rose, it is dying its
In your beautiful hands with their glitter
Each ring a trophy that scornfully sings
Of other hearts that have lain like aine
On your cruelly beautiful, pitiless shrine:
Of other hearts that have gone to their
Swooned to sleep by that sweet, sweet
That breath of the rose that conies and
As the smiling, beautiful lips unclose.
When night after night down dizzying dan
They follow and follow your dazzling glan
Widle round and rouhd by the music whirl
As I'd follow and follow you over the
Then hold ine fast in your slender hands,
In your cruelly beautiful, pitiless hands;
Let me forever be dying my death,
Swooned to sleep by that sweet, sweet
Let me forever be whirling there,
Lost in a trance divinely fair:
Let mne forever be stricken and slain,
And dying with this delicious pain!
THE WMOW'S WHIM.
"You know," said the widow, in
a viee smothered with sobs, "the
inisfortue'-here she applied a
delicate cambric handkercief~ to
her eyes--"the loss-." She could
get no further
* Her visitor bowed, with an air
'"I wish," continued the widow,
"1wish.to erect a monument to the
roemory of'umy poor husband. I
have chosen you to execute the
order." She had become somewhat
The sculptor bowed again.
"1 wish this monument to be su
perb-worthy of the dear compan
ion whom 1 have lost ; proportion
ed to my-"
She was getting hysterical.
Her visitor handed her a bottle of'
salts that stood con'venient on
the little work table.*
The n idow resumed, "Spare no
exp)ense. I would will.ingly con
secrate my whole fortune to his
A pause, which the sculptor
hesitated to break.
"I should like," said the widow,
again coming to the point, "a tem
ple with marble columns,and in the
middle, upon a pedestal, his stat
Hero she swallowed a sob. "I
shall do my best to fulfill your
wisbes, ma'mn,".said the man of art.
"I had not, however, the honor of
personally knowing the late Mr.
Beltair, and his likeness is indis
pensable to the completion of the
design. Doubtless you have a por
trait of him."
The widow raised her round
arim and pointed to a magnificent
portrait, by one of our first artists.
"An admirable painting," said
the visitor. "I need not ask yon
if the r'esemblance be striking."
"it is himiself. Life~ is all that
is needed. Ah, if I could have
given mine for his!" The hand
kercheif was again in requisition.
"I will send for the portrait,1
ma'm and .I guarantee that thej
likeness shall be exact."
"Send for the portr-ait !" cried
the widow, with a stifled shriek ;
"take'from me my only consola
tion, my only happiness ? Never! !"
"But, m'a'm, it will only be for
a little while."
"A little while! An age ! How
could I live without this dear im
age ?" It quits me neither day nor
night; I contemplate it without
ceasing through my tears. It
will never be removed out of this
room, where I shall pass the re
mainder of a miserable existence."
Tfhe -widow had workedi herself
up to such a pitch of feeling that
the sculptor rose to ring the bell
for assistance. But she laid a
white hand on his coat sleeve, and
be sat down again.
"Then you allow me, ma'mu, to
come here to take a copy of it ? Be
not alarmed; 1 shall not long in
vade your solitude. A single sitting
The widow agreed to this er
rangemfent, and requested the
sculptor to commence.- the nextI
day. But he had a previous order
to execulte. She wvould have level
ed the difficulty with gold, but lhe
--My word is pledged,'.' lhe said,
donot, however, be troubled
atbout thii delay. I will work so <
ilignely that the monument1
shall be finished within the time
that another artist wo-ild have re
que.ted for conkideration."
"You have been a witness of* my
sorrow," were the widow's parting
words; "you may imagine my im
patience to see the work comple
ted. Make youe best haste; spare
no expense, and let ine have a
le had afterwards several let
ters repeating these in)ijuctions.
At the end of thee months the
sculptor returned. Ile fbund the
widow still in the deepest mourn
ing, but her cheek was less pale,
aad there was a slight tinge of
coquetry in the arrangement of
"Now, ma'am," said the visitor,
"1 am at youi- disposal."
"Ah ! well, 1 am glad to hear
it," replied the wido.v, with a gra
"I have sketched tho statue and
shall only need one sitting to
transfer the resemblance. Permit
me to enter your boudoir."
"And wherefore ?" inquired the
widow, with an air of surprise.
"To see the portrait."
"Oh ! will you walk into the
drawing room ? it is there you
will find it now."
"Yes; there is a much better
light than in the boudoir, where
you first saw it."
"Would you like to look at a
sketch of the monument, ma'am ?"
"Willingly. How grand. What
exquisite ornaments. Why, it's a
palace, this tomb!" exclaimed the
"You told me, ma'am, that it
could not be too magnificent. - I
have spared no expense; and here
is an estimate of what the monu
ment will cost you." .
"Dear me cried the widow," af
ter having glanced at t-he total.
"It is enormous !"
"You begged me to spare noth
"Certainly; I wished to do the
thing handsomely. Still we ought
to be rational."
"Well, this is only the first
sketch; there is yet time to alter
"Very good. Suppose, then, we
suppress the temple, the columns
-all the -architecture, in short
and content ourselves vith the
statue? I was. too ambitious, it
will be quite sufficient."
"You shall be obeyed."
"It is decided, then. Nothing
but the statue."
A short time after this second
visit the sculptor fell dangerously
ill. He was obliged to suspend his
labors; and, having followed the
recommendation of his physician,
and made a tour on the Continent,
he presented himself anew before
fhe widow, who was now in the
enth month of her bereavement.
L'his time there were some roses
mong the cypress. The artist
>rought with him a little plaster
nodel of' his statue,l which pro
nised to be a masterpiece.
"What do you think of the re
emblance ?" he said to the wid
She gazed upon it for a moment
mnd then carefully replied:
"Is it not a little flattered ? My
oor husband was tolerably good
ooking, but you make him actual
"Indeed ! Well, I will rectify
ny work by the portrait."
"It is scarcely wv o r t h your
chile," observed the widow. "A
ittle more or a little less resem.
>lance. what does it signify ?"
"Pardon me, ma'am, but I plume
nyself upon exactness."
"If you really wish to take the
"The portrait itin the drawing.
oom, is it not? I will go there."
"It is not there now," replied
he widow, ringing the bell. "Ro
ert," continued she addressing
he servant who answered her
uLmmons, "bring the portrait of
rour late master"
"The one that was taken up in
o the garret last week, ma'am ?"
"Yes, the same."
Just then the door opened, and
n elegant young gentleman pre
ented himself with a jaunty air,1
ssed the lady's hand and enquir
d after her health with the most
"What is this little plaster
an ?" asked he, pointing to the;
~tatuette, which the artist had
laced upon the chimney-piece. 1
"It is the model of the statue
r the tomb of my late hus
"You intend to erect a statue to
is memory ? Upon my word,
hat is very magnificent'"
"You think so ?"I
"Great men are .sculptured at
ul! length in marble ; but it ap-;
ears to me --pardon my frank
ess-that the late Mr. Bellair
as a very ordinary man. In
act, his bu'st would suffice."
"As you pleass, ma'am" said the
culptor, turning to the lady. r
"Then we will decide upon the
ust," said she bowing him out.
Two months later the bust arri
edjs sa gay procession dles
ended the hall steps, and got intolc
he -a-riage that waited their an. (
proach. Te widow was On her
way to the altar, with the elegant
dandy who had caused the sup
pression of her husband's statue,
there to take upon herselfa secod
vow of conjugal fidelity.
Scandal adds that the b u q t
.vould willingly have been return
ed ; that the newly-married con
ple considered the sculptor's de
mand enormous ; and that it was
Only with conside.rable difficulty,
and with a threat of further pro
ceedings, that he was at length re
imbursed for the time and trouble
:spent upot the widow's whim.
[Froin the Rural Carolinian, (Charleston, S.
C.,) Septeinber, 1873.j
CH A RL ESTON---HER COM
M ERCIAL PROSPEIuTY
A BRIGHT FUTURE.
We look back with ainazement
at the advance Charleston has
made in commercial prosperity in
the past eight years. In the ear
ly part of 1865, a cheap Class of
"irregular" army officers were
swaggering in wanton authority
in a desolated city, whose docks
were filled up, houses deserted,
and rin in full view on its once
most opulent strects. The geo
graphical advantages of Charles
ton, however, soon overcame all
obstacles. Cotton was wagoned
from forty to eighty miles, and
then put on the railroad, that it
might find its real valui here , and
tonage fbrced its way to our port,
to carry it abroad. We say forced
its way because an enterprising
steamship Captain, finding on his
arrival that ro dock was available,
made one for himself, by driving
his ship, head on, under full steam.
through thc soft mud, and saved
himself the trouble of putting out
lines, by securely fastening his
vessel in the mud alongside the
Under such discouraging cir
umstances, it is not stranre that
the 500,000 bales of cotton reciep-ts
>f 1859-'60 were started at 112.
)00 bales in 1865-'66. But with
the reconstruction of material
things even under the disabilities
>f political reconstruction, Charles
on has been slowly and surely
3ROWING STRONG, until, at this
time, the close of the eighth cotton
Fear since the termination of the
war, we can look around on a
reat prosperity in all things per
aining to her general wolfare.
IVe have lived through the doubts
)f capitalists, .who, fearing to in
rest in Charleston, put out hun
Ireds of thousands in neighboring
:ities, and now repent themselves
it their leisure, as the quarterly
-eturns mark the quarterly de
rease of income. In the mean -
ime, great r-ailroad kings have~
>rojected and built newv lines to
livert business from Charleston,
nd for a long time it was thre-at
~ned that cotton would turn off
rom its accustomed route, and
eek new markets, from Columbia
nd Augusta, away from the
City by the Sea." Subsequent
~vents prove that all the efforts
f the "mighty railroad kings"
~ave failed in their designs, as the
~otton receipts of Charleston for
~he year closing on the 31st Au
ust, show more than one thous
nd bales per day, including fifty
wvo Sundays. Compared with the
reat crop year of 1870, Charles
on is the only pot-t that gains r-e
atively inl crop) figur-es.
All this prosper-ity comes fr-om
~he steady enueavor, and willing,
atriotic co-operation of compara
ively' a few people whose busi
ess capital, mntelligence and good
nanagement, have invited stately
hips from remote seas, and built
Ip coastwise facilities in advance
f all other South Atlantic ports.
)ur railroads, too, have been an
mportant auxiliary in bringing
bout this healthy increase of!1
~rade to our port. Their several
anagements have evinced a
-ady willingness to co-oper-ate
vith the merchant in all matters
~hat look to placing Charleston in
~he position nature has designed
~er to occupy among the cornmer
ial ports of the South-second
)uly to New Orleans. -
To fully substantiate what we
ae said concer-ning the increcase in
he export trade of Charleston 1
he past year, we will give the
gures of some of the leading ar-- I
ielee To fot-eign ports (luring
he year just closed, England
as taken direct 118,000 bales of
otton and 60,000 barrels of naval
tores; France, 20,000 bales oft
otton; North of Europe, 16,000
~ales of cotton; Spain, 10,000 bales,
f cotton-showing an i-ease of'i
0,000 bales to for-eign ports is:<
ompai-ed with the previous year.
['he coastwise steamship lines have I
ke wise done a large business,even I
rough the ordinarily duH sum-]
et- months, showing gr-and totalsf
f 16,000 bales to Boston, 22,000 to<
'hiladelphiia, 11,000 to Baltimore,
nd 170,000 to New York, while
e prevTions year's figut-es present
ly 2,600 bales to Boston, 14,
00 to Phihlalphia, 9,000 to Bal-t
timore, and 133,000 to New York
-showing an increase in the ex
ports to coastwise ports this year,
as compared with the preceding
year, ol upwards ol 50,000 bales.
In naval stores the comparison
is equally as striking in its in
ere.se. Th e exports to coastwise
ports the past year have been
135,000 barrels, agairist 70,000
barrels the previous year. The
exports to flreign ports also show
an excess. This branch of our
expurt trade shows a large in.
crease from year to year. A num
her of new stills have been crect
ed on the lines of our railroads,
and new hmdsare constantly being
opened to t he business. The day is
not far distant when Charleston
will supersede Wilmington in the
naval stores business, and become
the leading market on this conti.
nent for its sale and shipment. At
any rate, her steady and marked
advancement in the trade the past
three or four years, coupled with
her natural advantages as a sea
port,justifsty sich a conclusion.
* In rice, there has been a con
siderable increase in exportation,
amounting to some 5,000 or 6,000
tierces, while the demand for home
consumption h a s increased in
about the same ratio. The pro
ducers of this cereal have realized
a profitable season, as it has main
tained a good price throughout.
The lumber trade, like every
other branch of business, exhibits
a marked increase the past year,
the exports to both foreign and
domestic ports showing an excess
of upwards of 2,000,000 feet over
the preceding year. As new timber
lands in the vicinity of Charleston
are being opened, together with
the development of the vast coun
try of untouched timber lands
along the line of the Port Royal
Railroad, the product of which
will seek Charleston as a market
and a port of shipment during the
season of the year when the fear
of malarial Fevers will prevent
vessels from visiting Port Royal
and its adjacent, waters, 'we can
confidently look for a consider
able increase in this branch of
trade the coming year.
The demand for phosphate rock
has kept pace with all other
brauches of trade. Notwithstand
ing we aro not in possession of
the exact figures representing the
foreign and domestic export of
tlie crude rock, yet we are fully
justified in saying there has been
a, considerable increase in the busi
ness, over previous years. This
increase, too, has been sustained
in the face of an advance of 25 per
,cnt. in the price, and a larger ad
vance in the rates of freight.
Three new mining companies are
in the course of formation, whose
facilities will most probab!y meet
the anticipated increased demand
the approaching season. Those
now engaged in its mining find it
difficult to obtain sufficient labor
to meet the demands on them.
Should this diffculty continne,
aoupled with the high rates of
wages exacted, a still further ad
vance in the price of the article
must be looked for.
In the manufactured article,
there has been a corresponding
increase over former years. Each
>f the six companies engaged in
the preparation of the crude rock
is a fertilizer, have been taxed to
their utmost capacity to supply
the demands on them. In some
>ases, we are credibly informed or
Jers were declined in consequence
>f their inability to fill them. All
the companies have been busily
mgaged during the summer, in
>verhauling their wor-ks and mak
ng such additions and improve
nents as wi.ll enable them to meet
UIl requirements in the future.
['hey have also been engaged in
,he preparation and manutacture
>f their various fertilizers, and
aave made such progress in this
-espect as will warrant us in say
ng they will be able to fill all or
1cers promptly the coming season.
While the shipping and commis
sion merchants have been busily
mngaged in their various branches
>f business andl exhibiting in
>reased figures, our wholesale
merchants on iIayne and Meeting
streets, and East .bay, have not
>een quiet "lookers on" at the bus
.?e going on in other marts of
~rade. They, too, exhibit a large
uid healthy increase in their fig
ires, ranging through all depart-;
nents. The most marked im-'
>rovement in the wvholesale trade
>f the city tile piast year, has
yeenl in tihe grocery business,
which, with all other branches, is
teadily on the increase each sc
Our truck farmers also claim
1good share in the increased trade
>f Charleston. A t one time i
vas feared they would meet with
ecavy losses, on account of the
hen unpropitious season. But
~rovidence smiled upon th.eir ef
orts, and through a favorable
hange of season, although some
vhat later- than usual, they have
ecen enabled to~ make larg~e ship
nents realizing good prices there -
or. We arec pleased at being able
o record these facts, na the truck
asines of our City has become
An importalit item. It is mainly
-:onducted by rersons of limited
men11vas, and affords employnient
to a large class of needy and in
A retrospective view of'the en
.ire bUSinless of, Charleston ing
.he commercial year eiding oin
Ist August, aggregating as it
joes nearly seventy-five millions
lol lars. is encouraging indeed,
Ind Should stimulate every one
0 ress f*orwarl with all the enOr
y and deterini mation nature lia
11do-wed thlern with, until Charles
on attains her proper position
non-1 the commercial i,arts of
he country. No city on this Coll.
inelit, or elsuwlhere. can Preset
more hono rable class of men en
rage'l in mercantile purSUits than
Clarleston can. Our banks, too,
-c condueted by men of acknowl
c6ged abily and unblemished in.
In anticipation of a still further
intrease in the business for 1S73
'7-by no means an unreasonable
eq)ectation, for the b u s in e s s
slows an increase every year fbr
.tie past eight years-we would
td'er to the complete arrange
nint,s now naking to meet the
ceving tide of prosperity. Messrs.
Janes Adger & Co., have two
st(amers on the line to Boston,
coial in capacity to 5,000 bales of
cctton per month. On the New
York route, there are several first
eta!s steamships, of from 1,250 to
2J."00 bales capacity each, repre
seated by Messrs. Wagner, Huger
& Co., Wm. A. Courtenay and
Janes Adger & Co., wlhich can
move 1,000 bales of cotton per
d:w, and even 50 per cent. more if
rcquired. The "Clyde Line" to
Pliladelphia and thence to Provi
duce, aud all the New England
mrills, can move from 6,000 to S.
OCO bales a month. The attention
of cttou shippers has been at
tricted to this line, because there
is io cartage between the wharf
in Charleston and the most dis
tan; cotton mill on the Penobscot
Riv::r in New England. The Bal
timnre line, repre.ented by P. C.
Trenholm, has also a capacity of
at least 5,000 bales a month. Thus
it rppears, that in domestic steam
sh'p transportation alone, Charles
ton can move upwards of 50,000
bales of cotton a month.
Our railroad officials have not
been idle in this important par
t!cular. They have been busily
engaged in increasing their facili.
tes of transportation, both to and
from Charleston, and are prepared
tc offer such facilities to shippers
a will meet all requirements.
Closely allied to ships and ship
ping, is the important matter of
ectton presses. Ships that have
loided at Mobile and New Orleans,
fir:d they gain largely in bales
when loaded at Charleston, owing
to the power-ful presses we have
at wor-k, 10 and 12 per cent. fn
many instances having been se
cared; an -advantage which the
ship-owner fixes his eye on quick
ly, and always afterwards gives a
kindly look at offer of charter
With all the facts before them,
every candid observer must admit
that Charleston is yearly gaining
ground as acommercial mart and a
leadmng seapor-t. Let us hear no
more croaking, but let every well
wisher of the "City by the Sea"
pnt his shoulder to the wvheel, and
push forward the car of progr-ess,
until it reaches the desired goal.
CosTr OF LoAFERIs31.-Does the
young man who persists in being
a loafer ever reflect how much less
it would cost to be a decent resp)ec
table man ? Does he imagine that
Ic-aferism is more economical than
gentility ? Anybody can be a gen
tleman if he chooses to be, with
ot much cost, it is mightyjexpen
sive being a loafer. It cost time in
the first place--days, w e e k s,
months of it-in fact about all the
time he has, for no man can be a
first class loafer without devoting
nearly his entire time to it. The
occupation, well followed, hardly
affords time for eating, sleeping
dr-, wve had almost said drinking,
but on refiction we will except
that. The loafer can find time to
drink whenever invited.
It costs friends. Once fully em
barked on the sea of loaferdom and
you may bid fairewell to every
triendly sail that floats under an
bonest~and legitimate flag. Your
sonsorts will only be the ouccan
~es of society. It costs money,
for though the loafer may not ear n
a cent, or have one for months,~
thc time lost might have produc
d him much mon:ey if devoted to
ndustry in stead of sloth. It<
yosts health, vigor, comfort-all<
hec true pleasures of livmng, honu
r, dignity, self-respect of the
~vorld when living, and, finally,2
ill regret of consideration wvhen1
lead. Be a gentleman it is fari
One "Elder Marvin Lutz" has es -<
:ablished a new religous sect in New K
Eaven under the name of the "Free
lhristians." the doctrines whereofi
n-e said to be highbly imnmoer
iDIDN'T LIKE BEANS.'
Probably no branch of business
alfords such a field to the Itudi
crlOUS side of nature as that of lhe
theatrical )rOfes.siOn, and a short
anecdote related to us a day or
two since by a friend who is Coll
Ietted witi the above profession
is too good to be lost, and the fact
of its being an actual occurrence
will giVC it a keener relish.
AbOUt aI ytrI ageO. :U troUpeC wVAS
started from Bozton, to Make a
short seaSn through the ptincipal
towns inl the East. In the com
pany was the leader of the orches
tra (Jake Tannerbaum.) a family
of fine musical abilities, of decided
ly Teutonie extrelun, who liked
his beer anld ch-eee. btlt had a 1
mortal horror of our Y:alkeu dish.
pork aid beans. Among the ]
places they visited was the fiMIous
"brick and herring" town of Taun
ton where our favorite dish is to be 1
found ou Sunday Thu boys of
the troupe, aware of'Jake's pecu
liar aversion, resolved to have *a
little fun at his expense, and ac
cordingly "put up a job" on him.
The landlord Was let into the se
crel, the waiter fed, and the fun
commenced at the breakfast table,
where he was politely asked by
"Will you have a f'ew beans for I
"No," was the emphatic reply
"I dond vant no peans."
"Oh," said the waiter, "you I
must eat beans, everybody eats I
beans on Sunday." I
With a look of extreme disgust,
Jake replied : "I tole you I vont
eat peans; vat's the madder are
you crazy? Gif me some sdeak
and fried nerdaders."
"Very well," said the waiter,
"but vou will have to wait till it i
is cooked and wait he did for I
about fifteen minutes, when his
temper getting the best of him,
left the table to see the landlord,
and state his grievances. No soon
or was b1, out of the dining-room
than the door was locked, and
Jalke, not finding the landlord.
was. compelled to go without his
breakfast. Resolved not to be
cheated out of his meal, he put on
his hat, and weut in search of a
lager beer saloon. where he could
get.his favorite Bologna and beer;
but, alas! for poor Jake, the Sun
day law was in force, and nothing
was to be had ; so he had to wait
till noon to satisfy his appetite,
which was never poor. Well, the
dinner bell sounded, and up went
our hero, who, as before, was met
by our faithful waiter, who again
approached him, a f6 d smiling
"Well, Mr. T., will you have a
few beans to commence with ?"
This was to*o much, and the an
swer, not couched in the most ami
able tones, came forth :
"No, py cheeses, I tole you two
dimes I vont eat peans."
"But you must have a fewC
beans," persisted the waiter.
"Mine got in himmel, who der- I
il is going to eat dis dinner, you
or me; dat's vat I'm drying to
"0, very well," responded the
waiter, "if you can't speak civilly,
[ shall not wait upon you."
.Up jumped the irate Dutchman
Lo again find the landlord, wLich
be did, and related his grievances,
but was part.ially pacified on be
ng told that the.waiter should be
promptly discharged, and told
bin to go up stairs and get his
linner, while he in the meantime,
was going to take a short ride.
Back went Jake only to find that I
the boys had again locked the I
loor, and he was wild. Seizing''
bis hat, he again rushed out, to
make a more thorough search for
something to eat, but with no bet
ter result than before. Ashamed
toecome back too soon, poor Jake
waited until near supper time,
when he again returued to the ho
Lel, and seated himself in a corner,
not a civil word could anybody
get outof him. Shortly, supper was
innounced, and Jake was one of
Lhe first at the table.
Prompt to his cue, the waiter 1
iwam went for hi.m ; but before he1
Gunld ask him his order, Jake
"Yass, you pr-ing me some
)eans!" and, for the first and pro
bably the last time in his life. Jake
.lid eat beans; but howv the lager
rnd Bologna did stiffer when the
.:ompany struck the next town.
A school inspector, exami n ing
.h boys, put thenm through their
'animal kingdom," and in the
~ourse of his performance rather
randly exclaimed, "Now can any
f you boys name to me an animal
>f the order Edentata-that is a.
'ront tooth toothless animal ?" Al
>oy at once, smitten with wisdom.
-eplied, "I can." "Well. what ist
.he animal ?" "My gr-andmother-!"c
-eplied the boy.]
A maxim of Mrs. 8toddart's espe- f
ially intended for bachelors, youngj
und old : "Never fall in love with a'a
vomian by the water-side; there are sit
tations in which every woman looks
ikera n.ngl ''
THE E.AD BOY AND TIE
Ther was 011ce a youiig and lovely
boy. whose mother parted his hair
down the middle. and oeeasionally hit
him on the back with a flat-hon. There
W< :al bad. wicked and depraved
boy. about Whoil I, at tile imoient. do
not re:olleet any further parti culers.
yhese two were brought up together.
1nd :-iUultaneously received a present
if a -vervien apeice. Oh, how that
bad. wicked and depraved boy kicke-d
jp his heels. The good boy smiled the
,e while eraphicalIlv and slobbered.
'he bad boy went straight1way and
aid out his good money in all wana--r
Lnd kinds of uasty and indigestible
:ueses-hard-bake. e o C., a n u t (he
>ought fift'een of these), bull' ev.s.
itick liceorie, tama1.rilid., :awl Auara
.ian beef. The boy fell to and red
ideously upor these things. and so
.xl1auste:! his little capital, co:aing to
he good boy when it was all 'one.
'ith a long pitiful face. "Ah !" said
hie good boy. "had you not spent
tour sovereign thus foolishly you
gould have had it now as I have mine.
rnstead of buying hard-bak- -a thing
[ myself never touch. except whenl it
s given ne-yUn might have bestow
d five shillings upon the Society for
"upplying Woodun-legged I Lfi d e 1 s
vith Worted Slippers. Instead of
)uying cocoanuts. you might have
1ropped another five bob into the do
iation box of the Hospital for Para
yzed Shakers, and, instead of wasting
he other ten shillings in the way you
lave you might have done, I don't
inow what was good, ki nd. generous,
md noble." The bad boy, confused
Lud confounded, turned away his
1ead at this, and wept bitter tears.
Phen the good boy went out for a
troll. feeling ever so much gooder for
iaving said what lie had, and on his
ray accidently dropped his own sore
-igil down a sewer rating.-Punch.
VALIDITY OF CONFEDERATE TAX
'ALES-AN IMPORTANT DEcIsioN.
Phe Holly Springs (Miss.) Reporter,
)f thle 21st. gives the following synop
is of a decision delivered by Judge R.
.k. Hill, of the Federal Court, in a
.ase invol,ing the validity of tax titles
equired in May, 1861:
The Judge holds that the State Go
rernment of Mississippi from 1861 to
[865 (during the war) was revolution
Lly. illegal and uneoustitutional. That
muy law passed by State Government
luring that period, imposing a tax on
he people for the support of the State
)ruvernment, was in aid of the rebel
ion, and necessarily unconstitutioual
That all sales of lands for taxes by
,he Government of Mississippi in
L862, 1863 and 1864, during the pe
-iod of the late civil war, are null and
oid. Under his decision, all tax
;ales of land between 1861 and 1865
ire nullities, and will be set aside. It
unsettles the titles of puchasers at tax
~ales to thousands, if not millions, of
Leres of land in IMississippi. The de
~ision is equally applicable to the sales
f lands for taxes in the other Confed
~rate States engaged in the war. and
ienee its vast importance.
Prentice Mulford thus writes of his
xperience at the Vienna Exposition :
'Of course I got lost. I couldn't find
he 'Ausgang.' This, in German
neans 'git out' place. I must have
valked seven miles in that maze of
>uilding before the 'Ausgang' present
~d itself. I knew that it would come
;ooner or later. I knew that if I sim
>ly stood still the 'Ausgang' would
~ome round where 1 stood. -I think
Lbout five hundred other people were
*imilarly lost, for they kept coming up
o me and inquiring in all sorts of
anage where the 'Ausgang' was. I
aid to thenm. "I ami simplyafeow
v'orm of the dust as yourselves. Yester.
Liy, or the day before yesterday, or
ast week, or maybe lamst year, I1 man
Lged with a great deal of difficulty
o get in here, and I've been wander
ng arouud ever since trying to get
>ut. Some said 'Yaw,' and sonme said
A Hartford subscriber writes
hat he is just recovering from
mall-pox, and will be on in a few
lays to renew his subscription.
Ye hope he won't mind a little
hing like that. We will send
he pap'er and wait for the money.
Ye will wait cheerfully. We
bin't of that avaricious kind of~
eople who will grab for money as
f for life. We despise such things.
Chere's no earthly reason for his
:oming on we will wait.-Danbury
Milwaukee is to celebrate Shake
pear's birth-day by a din ner-, for~
vheh an exchange suggests Polo
uius sausages as an entree. The
;uests in that case would probably
~xelaim, as Hamlet did when he
tabbed Polonius-"A rat ! a rat!"
Au idea of the value of house prop
rty in London lnay be gleaned from
he follouwing statement; Upon a block
if handsome offices just erected in
acadenhall street, the ground floor of;
he back block-simply a room under
ifty feet by forty-lets for 1,000 guin
as a year,on a twenty-one years' lease,
.ud all the other rooms in proportion.
Whiskey is called an Emotional In
Advertisements inserted at the rate of S,,.0o
per square-one inch-for first insertion, and
7.5,-. for each subscquent insertion. Doubi
column advertisements ten pcr cent on above.
Notices of meetings, obituaries and tributes
of respect, same rates per square as ordinaiy
Special notices in local column 20 cent:
Advertisements not marked with the num
ber of insertions will be kept in till forbid
and charged accordingly.
Special contracts made with large adver
tisers, wit%-h liberal deductious on above rates.
Jag PRIGM MG
Dune with Neatness and Dispatch.
BURNE BY AN AEROLITE.-The
bart of " Mr. Nathan Nye, in West
Sandwich. Massac-husVtts. was totally
consumed by fire on the 8th instant. du
ringa undeuhr -turm. The lightning
strke v is-n hy a man about half a
nile distaut. who states that when
W,.iti twn degrCCs the ohl appear
ud to change. and lukei as if fire was
beliii poudrc from a ucket. and waved
its -li t the barn. o-Itred.. and inme
diately the whole barn was in flames.
Afterward, among the ruins, about a
barrel of loreenish ioking, porous, but
extreiey hard substance was found
scartered :bout. priicipally in one cor
ner. There w;is nothin(r about the
barn to melt into and form such a pe.
euliar. Lva like wattEr, and it is sup
ps-dto hav esended with the light
ning. A framient has been sent to
Profe-sor Aga.siz for examination.
ec Bedford Standard.
Brigham Young preached a sermon
Ltely, in wich he said that the sisters
thought they had a great deal to bear,
but if they could stand in the shoes of
their husbands they would know what
trials and perplexities are. "Just fancy
a man," said the prophet. "with two
or three or haif a dozen beloved wives
catehiug him on one side, and before
they take halfa dozen steps, more wives
catehingr him oi the other. with 'I
want this:' -I want that;' 'this is not
right.' and so on; their minds just
pulled to pieces. I say if the hair is
spared on their heads , they may con
sider that they have got blessed good
The Missouri farmers take to the
Granges with a vim that iudicates they
like the movement passing welL The
head officer of the "Patrons" in that
State says that t'.,re are five hundred
Grauges in his organization. averaging
seventy-five members each; whieh
makes a total mewbership of more than
;-7.000. Judging from present progress
which the Patrons are making he
thinks that there will be 100.000 mem
bers enrolled before next spring. In
Arkansas the order is mnaking~ fast'head
A tuan who had missed his way
overtook a boy going with a pot of tar
to mark his master's sheep. Hie asked
the road to Bauff. but was direeted by
so many turnings that he agreed to take
the boy behind him on his horse. Find
ing the boy pert and docile, he gave himn
,somec wholesome advise. adding ocea
sionally: Mark tme well, my boy. "Yes,
sir, I do." He repeated the injunc
tion so often that the boy at last cried
out : "I canna mark ye onynmair, as the
tar has gi'en out.".
Thbe heart of a deacon who offi
ciated with the contribution box
at a recent meeting for foreign.
missi-ns in Boston, was gladdened
by observing among its contents a
neatly-rolled package. On hastily
investigating his former belief in
the depravity of human nature
was changed to a certainty by dis
covering one dollar and one cent,
and upon the p)aper the following
"The cent is for the heathen, and
t'he dollar to get it to the m."
In New Orleans, recently, a
city lady and a country gentlemen
paid a visit to-the skating rink.
After seeing 'the ladies and gentle
men flying around for a while,
the lady asked the gentleman
what he thought of the exhibition.
"Oh," he replied, "it~ is pretty
good, but tmot near' as good as the
blondes." "You just wait a mo
ment until you see some of the
ladies tumble and you will think
it is fifty times better," said .his
The Rev. Dr. Goddard states
that Napoleon, when a boy, one
day came home to his mother
without shoes. His mother said
to him: "Lou is, what have you
done with your shoes ?" and he
answered: "Mother. I met a poor
beggar boy ; he had no shoes, so I
gave him mine." General Wash-.
ington and~ that great and good
man Adjutant General Dawson
did the same thing.
T wo Irishmen on a sultry night
took refuge under the bed clothes
from a party of mosquitos. At
last, one of them, gasping from
heat, ventured to peep beyond the
bulwarks, and espied a fire-fly,
which had strayed into the room.
Arousing his companion with a
punch, he said : "Fergus, its no
use; ye might as wolltome out.
Here's one of the eraythers search -
ing for us with a lantern !"
De Witt Talmage, of' the Brook
lyn tabernacle, has changed the
wording of the Scriptures with re
gard to salt. His reading is: "Te
are the antiputrefactic of' the
earth ; but if the antiputr'efactic
has lost its antiputrefactic quality,
wherewith shall it be antiputr'e
The wheat yield of the State of Ore
gon, the present season, is said to sur
pass that of any harvest ever gathiered.
There are fears that there wil not be
sufficient tonnage to carry off the mar
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