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Vol. X. WfIDNESDAY IVIORNIN(1. AN Y 17. 1 .
F,VYF,it Y IEDNE.SDA Y MOV:NING,
At Newberry (C. 11.,
BY T109. V. GRENHKR,
1-Eitor aI l'roprietor.
Illvariltbly it Adva ce.
, T piper is stoplpei lit tle expil atioll of
fillie C'r wi dih It is plaid.
1i- The M initrk doniotes expiratiou or sub
H''EMI E IN NO iEATrI.
BY F. IlEIIt LYTTON.
'Ilt:e is 1l0 (IC1l 1i h! The St uc'rs go <low n
To ike 111111 Sotte fitirer shore;
A nid brigh t ill h.aveii's Jewele<d crown
They sih Iue Ior eve! Ilore.
Tiere is Ito leath ! The 4list we treald
Shi c1111e igwe belli.11 tle sulinlie slt)%Vhow
To)g(,le'll gr'at in or' Initllow frl'lf(,(]
Or r.iin0bow-titItei fl>werS.
TIle gItllllite rock-; <isorgluize ]
To F'eed tie littin-ry moss they beuilr;
The forest trecs <drink daily life
Fromn out tile viewles air.
' C'ieIe is no ditih! The le ves n 11111' faill,
The flowers Ialy .1lo And pass awiy;
They only Valt throtugh wil try hours, b
The coming of* the Mily.
There Is io dle l! Ali mirgel f'orI 1
W:lks Wer' the eni-th witli silent tre.I ;
lie heltrs ottr best beloved tlit-'s .1wity,
And then we call themn "dead."
116 leaves otir licarts all desollite,
lie plucks our 'fitirest, sweetest flowers;
Truisplaited Into bliss they now
Adorit immortail bowers.
rihe bird-like voice, whose joyous tonle, tI
Made g1lti these sectics ol'sin azid stril'e,
Sings now tl lier-llstilig solig,
Amid the tree o' lif'e.
And where ie sees at SIil ile tooIl iigh t,
Or lle.rt too pure 'or alint and11h vice,
Ito bears It to tilmt world ot' lilhit, '
To dwel In1111 Paadise. N
Mlornl hito that idcyinig lI t'c.
They leatvo us bitt to cone aguitt; it
W7ith joy w welcome theml-the stlie, al
Except inl Sill lani panin.
And ever near uz, thoitigh iniseel,
The delt linilort:li sliiriti treat;
For all tile bou nd iess universe
Is life--there is 110 'dem!"
|I Fromt 0111r Firesidie Friendi.
WHAT CAN WOMEN DO?
DY MRS. A. M. lREEMAN. nl
.8OIonion ih'own had liye daugh. i
tern. The oldest of t.hese waIs twenty- 0
rix,the youngest seveniteeni. In1 some W
of the hteathenl colm)ties it is conf
sidered a misfor'tune when ai girl1 is "
born. Solomon B3rowvn's muind mayl~ m1
hav'e been colored with this heathien- cli
iSmi-though he owned a pew~ in n
the church, and conltribted Conl-I
scientiously to the donations--for' I'
he( shook his heazd in solemn (disap1- w
pr1oval ats his family increased, de- tF
claring that girls were, and had ty
been since the world began, a fail- la4
Dear little Mr's. Brown emuphati- -
cally declared her skepticism as to
this broad asser'tion, saying with g<
some spirit, "that tihe girls could
not be dispensed with, and as the w
great Father had seen lit to create (II
-them, it must have been with the liu
Consciousness that they might be te
pronounced good. Of cour1se thley y<
were good." She would just ask 01
Mr. Brown, wvhat there was, that m1
might be said truthfully, in dispar. tr'
agemnent of their own children ?
"If they were boys, Lucy,' says a
Brown, footing up aL dr'y good's bill,
"they would be self-supporting. If, t(J
for instance, Matilda had been (d
namied Solomon01-an d, you kno1w, i
that name has fallen to the eldest H
in our family for generations.-shc, a
or he rather, might have lear'ned a n
trnde, andl would now be able, not ti
only to care for himself, but to ren- ti
der -need1ful assistance to the family. w
I am sur'e, I never blamed Betsey V
'Trotwood, though I didn't under- il
stand her, that she couldn't for'give si
David for not being a gui. I have y4
never forgiven one of my girls that tl
'they disappointed mei." c
Dear me, Solomon, In sure the 5l
gir are doing the best they can. i
Matilda is a very good dress maker w'
"Bosh !" cries Solomon, imipa- ti
tiently, "the country is over run o
'vith dress makers. I tell you all Ic
htis feathiers, fnss and1 Ihunerry is sl
:rnining ,us--that is tihe people.. cl
4Dgn't you understand every addi
tional girl is an additional burden n)
.(O some one'? Hfow much (10 .yOu
suppose, Lucy, I paid out for rib.. P
bons last year? Only one hundred I
"But, my hutsbandi, there were r
five of the girls you know, not a
counting myself, and that makes 0
-twenty dollars only, for each. 1 am Ii
196 a isn't extravagant at all. n~
*Thoee deacon Smlart's Sallie pa~id 5]
that~ rnuh for one loman sash. n~
Our girls are very handy about ai
turning their thing%, and fhxing "
& thkem up as good as nowv. There il
were only twenty-four yards in the g
*dears'. dresses this spring-time is 8
nm ' 6dress of eneh-.-while Mr's. 5
~liiwli used thirty-five, and.Y mut
sky' that og\~ girls" weore munch' the 11
"And would have been prettier e
~f f they'di on ha4e out ..oC
oht,"a'gowle~ S$olomuon', desper
yaolT 6dni p iq oNnts'iTh'i i
I i" / ltebI Wo' obstinate facts. sdi0t h
m lu) . igt uptotpl of uni- 4
- ted counab m n htinnta. .
"I tell youl, Lucy,' .,wo cani't g(j o
1thi way, that's ce-tail. Som
11ung Imitust be donle. Why (onl,
I-y get initrried l'
'But thit 'was ia liselemi (uestioi
>r this was a New England Stat(
)d there weesevevral thoulsanl
01r1" Wom11In tlmi mni, tild its onl
Anl WAS IlIowed on3' ioe Nwife,
its qulitu impoNsible that all coub
provided vidh a husband.
-De.ar m1e, Solomon'," aid the lit
u wife, smiling hiuorously. "-Yo
re.that this isn't Utath-A-hli
eIre is actually no o31 e "o Whom w
Iy sval the darlings ; liat yol
mrself, would (ulie disapprove c
w.ir goilg hu11sballd-h1un1tilg.
Now, Nwhile Solomon had bec
]Ifillg thlis Complainingly an
ml fidentially, to his wife. his fiv
liappreciated daugIters had bee
iteming from the next room.
"Th111e old bear," cried "Matilda
e oldest, unlder her breath1.
"Poor papat," said Iluey, 01h
MngefrCst, her blue yes full of Luan
"Poor papa,. imdued," snapped oul
e seconld sister. "I (10 believe Il
4gri'uidges 11 te bird* sallowalnel
hich wve eat."
"Bird's allowanlce! Josephine, ll
re there is'it a licartier family 0
rIs in this country thanl ours
o Canary's portion would do fo
U--of thA I'm sure ! I do thin]
a Shame. that five great girl
>lv to work as we are, should de
miid uipon onec little, old brokel
NvN man for their support. Comii
>w, ".L'iida, isn't it ridiculous
or't you think that we might d(
"I'm sure," 'Matilda said. "1thav
ve beenl trying just tle best that]
iew how. You know I bought tl
achiie, aId then -then
"Well," Lucy said. laughing
>Oor papa had to imlake the pay
onts oin it."
"I'm sure I couldn't help that
0cau.se I ]aid expected to get plen
of sewing to do, and sowing yoi
"Is a drug in the market. NI
ilda, and Josephine, and Sarah
d Flora, all of those pretty, tra
tiunal ways of a woman turnin
lionest penny are out. of datc
'0 been thinking all this'over, aMU
,1 made up1) my mind. Come girl
11 youl stanld by me ? Have yot
c courage to lay aside your dnin
Slippers, to eneas your feet ir
Iavy sho , to let the sunl kisi
own freckles on your face, in fac
*to wear a bloomer?"
"A loom..er," the four cried to
"Yes, 1my3 dearus, for of course thn
rk, that I have laid out for us E<
i, couldn't lbe done in trins~ii.
ve beeni thinkinjg that we had bet
r' take Jacob Sloam'is farm for I
ar'," and Miss Lucy as she spok,(
>ened her poct knife and Comn
enc'ed whittling a bit of stiek ii
no0 Yankee style.
"Jacob Sloam's farm !" they cr'i<
"Yes, dear's, I was over talking
~Jacob) yester'day, and he's qu1it
lighted that we should1( hav
ought of making the experiment
ei is surle, lhe says, that it will b
success. Only think girls, hos
cc it would be, if we could 11e1
e old father no0w, after all of th
01u1l1 he has had with us ! An
hat a triumiph, too, itf we couli
'ove to him, that girls are a bloss
g, at least; if not exactly thai
ill worth being born. What sa;
m? Will you put your nameVis t
eo contract. Comoi now, don't b
hwar'dly, or tr'y to find excuses fo
tirking a duty. Jacob never ha,
re more able-bodied people thia:
"What will the world say ? Ani
ion, dear Lucy, you have had a:
'for you know. Will Frank Lawi
r b)0 satisfied that his future wif
iould engage in an unladylike o<
"If lie is dissatisfied that a w<
an should do what she may d
elI, I'm very glad to have an 01
rtunity of learning it beforo rr
[r's. Frank Lawler, instead of Luc
rown. Tf I have girls, you ma
st assured that they shall be sol
ipporting, quite independent c
ttside help11 towar'ds gaining
velihood. If they have a talent fa
usic above the ordinary possei
oni, they may become teachers;
>t, they will not spend four hiom
day, in useless beating of thei
hite, helpless fingers against somn
I used piano keys. If they ai
reatly gifted with superior intell
ence they may go into the profel
ons, if not, they wvill learn trad<c
I. don't mean millinerls and diros
iakers, and so on--but nico liEE
ght trades, liko' watchmnaking', an
lgr'a'vin)g, and drafting ani, )i
orgI heav,ior ones, if they have i
misalo. WVe all have muscle. Tli
rno-excuse'that weeshould roemai
toh 'Pedvd*orld' iA full of)yo
gag a 9itaderstand why *g
gne e rls, shu#go uani
N-wori ol( Jacob's faii."
S D eear me, Solomon, said the
%wife Lucy, in the evening, "you
could 1Ver gluels whath thosQ girls
S "Perhapm purcllised each a now
Ssik. growled Solomon, without
t lifting hi ; eyes from his paper.
"No, indleed, not," cried the wife
indignantly. "They've rented Ja.
cob Sloam's farem--sigty neres, and
A Wnty of it in fruit."
t "What, cried Solomon, the plpe:
f fIlling helplessly it his feet. "You
(on'*t surely mlail our girls, not
f "Matilda, anild 'Josephinle, an(Id 'Saral,
an1d Flora, ani(d lucy ?"
%"I micanl no oneu else's girls lure
I ly," tle wife replied, a little cross
a ly. "They tike posselision inl the
I 11ornill. Jacob Sloam is to find
everything, and they Ire to have
"I just tell you, Luey, what it is.
I This is the most consulmmate peace
. of laun111big I ever heard of. It will
t be a dead failure, and they'll make
thelmisolves the laughing stock of the
neiighborhod. Farming, indeed ?
Why 'Tilda is that afraid of her
1 land that she never sweeps even,
f without gloves and Flora wraWps
ler head ill a towel to dust. Tve
r seen Josephinle do the breakfiftst,
things with thoe dish ra' clinging to
, aork, and Sarah wraps her fingers
with Ia bit of cloth. each on1e sepilr
I ately if she has the vegetables to
prepare. Brave farmers they will
make '" And Solonon Brown vent
> back to his paper with a scoriful
" Solomon, too, was some (If a fogy.
E Women w'ere wolmenl, and womlien
they imiuist r-main to the end of the
chapter. A great pity, lie had often
said, that i. was so, but nuature could
-1not be tortured out of her old, well
worll Channels by cdiition. Eve,
I(e considered, as having been a vi
- cious sort of little body, bending
poor Adam's nose down close to the
grindstone, and there her daugh
ter's had relentlessly held it,through
all of the hong years since that first I
' Solomon believed ill progession.
-IHe thought that the sciences might
I be better understood, that new dis
coveries were to be made ; that the
Athanfic would be crossed in a bal
loon ; but Solomon's radicalism
I(di't include the possibilitie's of
the coining woman. She was to be
what sile had boonl from the begin
ing. So he pooh-poohld at hi.s
dlaughter's farming, not b)elievinlg
that any goodl tihing should come
out of Nazareth.4
It was an up hill road to those
live dainty daughters of Solomon
Brown's. But, in one tiling they
resembhled their father. They were
obstinate, and when they learned] his
-prediction as to their failure, they
were quite determined not to fail.
Thiey were up early and wvorked
late. Their strawvberries were a
success. They gave employment to
a number of girls in the village in
gathering their small fruits, thlus re
ciogiinug thle Crute policy, that we
men must help11 each othler. Th~ley
kept onle hired muan, and under his in
structione these young ladies learn
ed to turn a ready hand to all kind
Sof farm labor.
Old Solomon Brown's "pooh
poohs!" grew less emp)hatic and he
-began to speak with a sort of shlame
faced pride of "Our girls' p)lace." -
'Then when thlo fame of these wo
meni farmers had traveled far, and
a p)eolhe camne from a distance to in
s pect personally their success, Solo
mon b)egan to feel proud in saying,
"Yes, sir', they are my girls."
"Your girls arc all boys then ?"
said one smiilinig, quoting Rip Van
- "Just as good as boys," salid
Solomon Browvn blushing, at tile
retraction of old sentimQnts. But
thleories must fall before convictions,
and wvel1lfilled wheat, fine p)otitoes,
Sgood corn, etc., woroe more convin
cing to Solomon of his daughters'
'worth, thani volumes favoring the
~"Subjection of Woman."
Solomon Brown's daughters still
hold Jacob Sloam's farm. Lucy
the youngest, is married to Frank
Lawlor, but instead of her going
r' homo to him, as is the manner of
'the world, lie came home to her.
Under the hlomestead laws a wo
"man that isn't at the hlead of a famni
r ly.-that is a widow-cannot proc
~emupt land. If this was not the
0case, I do believe, that one of Solo
mon Brown's girls would go west
'and take up a piece of land. As it
Sis, they are all going in the spring
Sand Solomon wvill enter a hundred
anmd sixty acres in his own namo,
whic)llh in ial~ity will belong to his
Sdaunghtoe, as it dil l. 11 purchased
0 with the pr1ofitsl of their farming
'0 'Midn's lanrd.
Josh Billings says': There are
etJoithings'hi ehdhdvApldt~ that aro
A't"I'N Pl.iNNEI) AT' TIEEl 1W1.
VEA'T'SENNION O9FT1l1 U, (-FN
AN A" To \V\MENI ('11AP'TE1 XIv, '
TITL 11, I PA T 1, 0 l TilE (IN]-:I.l,
sTr.\'lu'rEs, iELIATING To TIllE IE.\tltkk
01 I11iiWAYv S .\NI, JlSI(DiE.J.
Be il'I(en by the Senate and
it)se of lIepreseltattives of the
itatu of South Carolina. now Ie
mdt([ sitting in eneral Assembly
id by the atithority of the salue:
Sl. 1. That Chapter XLA, of
I'itle I1, Part 1, of the ( General
)tatltes, he, an11d the sanie is here
)y, repealed, anild the following sub
itituted ats such cbapter:
S1e. 2. The County Conmission
ars of the seveUrAl countics of this
itate shjall divide thIeir respective
'ollties into hiighwiay dist-ricts.
mehl district to coitain not less
hlan two miles of public highways.
lor. 11nore thanl thirty milesbt;, to be
!Olvellient for repairing higliwvays,
mUd from time to time to alter the
SEt-. 3. That for the purpose of
CMPing ill repair highll-ways, the
2ounty Commissioners of each
ounty sh11l divide the persons la
Ae to road duty ill each highway
listrict into convenient collpalles,
md appoint an ovirseer of roads in
mh highway district, whose duty
t shall be to have the persons be.
I' namWd warned out to work the
mlid roads whonever lie 1ma1ty decim
t necessary to repair the samue. He
lhall determine the number of days
or working at eachN warning: /ro
:e./ed, That not more than six days
LI r1<juield il it year. When the
1,0l11issioler having oversigit. of
amch sections gives orders to the
riermeer to work the road, and lie
Ieglects to do the same, he shall be
ruilty of a misdemeanor, and upon
-onviction thereof in a Trial Jus
icCs Court, shill be fined in a son
lot less than five nor Imore than ten
St.:!. 4. Any persdiftble to road
hity, who thiall have been duly
varined two days boforo the day fix
A in his notice for such working,
;ating the hour and place of work.
ng, shall bo subjeet to the direC
ion of the overseer in charge. If
mly person of the legal ag refuse
0 work upon the highways and
oads (having no justifiable excuse),
xcording to the direction of the
)VOerseer, he shall be deemed guilty
i>. amisomeanor, and1(, upon Coin
'ictioni thereof in a Trial J'jstice's
Jourt shall be fined in a sum~ not
ess thanU five dollars, nor. mUore
han ten dollars, or be imprisoned
n the county jail for a period of
iot less than five nor more than
Si.a. 5. That oin an.y eaxtraordi
imry occasion, when any hiighw~ay
thiall be suddenly obstructed by
torm or otherwise, so as to require
mmidiato labor to remove such oh
truct,ion, it shmall be the duty of
hie overseer ill whose district uc'h
)bstruction occurs to p)roceedl forth -
vith to have such obstruction re
noved, and for this purpose shall
mmmuon to his aid am sufficient numn
er of workmen to open and repair
much highway. If any person shall
n such case performn more (lays' la..
>or than is requiredl by law for the
year, he shall be paidl for any such
>vorp)lus at the rate of one dollar
oer day by the County Commission
3rs, upon01 the certifieate of tihe
>verseer show~ing that such overt
plus labor wvas performed. If on
my such extraordinary occasion the
>verseer shall, for the space of a
:ay, after application made to him
for' such purpose by any citiz,en re
siding in his district, neglect to call
>ta sufficient number of persons
to sp)eedily 01pen and repair such
highway, he shall1 forfeit and pay to
the County Commissioners of his
county, to be exponided in the re
plair of highways when and where
necessary in his district, the sum of
fifteen (*15) dollars, unless the over
seer shall show sufficient reason for
such neglect; the said fifteon dol
hars to be collected by an action for
debt in the name of such County
Commnissioniers as plaintiffs before
any Trial Justice in said county.
If on any such extraordinary occa
sion any person liable to work on
highways, after being summoned
for the puirposo of removing such
obstructions by tihe order of tile
overseer, shall neglect to turn out
and assist in opening and repairing
such highway, 14 ahall be gility of
a misdemeanor, d, upon convic..
tion thereof in' any Trial Justice's
Court, shall be fined three dollars
p,or day, said fing tQ .be collected
and expended as horoinbefore'pro.
vidled in thd matter of forfeiturp~ of
t.o. 6., Af4in,r poregn receive bad,
ii.f iunry or dA1age in his person
or. properAydhrough N,4.feet iii the
topnair of a 1hi#ttM, Maa
bridt"'e, ie Ilay 1ecl-over ill actionl
agi'st te c ity the Iaioliunt of
dallage.s fixed by the finding of a
jury. If such defeet in any road,
CauisCWay or bridge existvd before
Such'1 inljurly ol11tdilliage occul-led,
such danmage shlnot be recovered
by the person so injtired. if hig,Joad
OxCeeded tief ordinlary weight of the
.omi11ty VIenl Such injilry or daiage
7i. '. If. bt-for.e the connuiclene.
ilent of anl actioln provideI for ill
ie fore.(ilg ectioll, the Cointy.N
"Jonnisioners tender to the phlinl
aili the amouit which le Ilight. be
nlt.itled to reco'el', together with
dl legal costs, aiI the plailitill Ie.
ftse to acVeplt the fiami1e, aid does
not recov'r upoll sibsequent tril a
sumln larger thanl the aIllollit so -t1
dered, the defendant shall recover
costs, and the plitntiff he enfitld
to the results of no verdict. If t(he
ConiissiouIIs of any county nog
leet to have repaired ally of the
highways and briidges which by law
ar0 Ieqilred to )e kept ill repair,
sHlall be deemed guilty of a misde
mlieanllor, and upon conviction there
of shall be 1ine1d in a 811111 not less
t.han 011 hun1dred 1101m 1ore 11than
five hun111dred d1llar1., inl the discre
Lion of the Court. The County
Coumissioners shall authorize the
overseCr of any district, to allow a
1n11 working one day, and 1118) flr
llishing a horsHe. plough or cart, two
(lays' labor: and on1 workin" him.
self for one day, furnishing a wagon
and two horses, nudles or oxen. thr<* 0
Sc. 8. All ablvbodied iale per
sois between the 'Iges of eighteen
and forty-five yealrs shall be liable
anialtily to %orlk Onl the public
hilihwas and roadIs iot less than
three nor more than six days, under
the direction of the overseer of the
district in which they may reside.
Ill warling 111011 to work lpol the
pmblic roads, the overseer shall
llake out a list for the warner, re
quiring him to give to each person
the kind of tool lie shall use in
working upon the highways and
Sue. . That if any perso-:,. hay
ing been 1.mtilled or warNed,as here
inbefore provided, shall pay to the
County Treasurer of the county in
which lie may reside the sum of one
dollar per day for each day's work
required, the same shall be received
in lieu of such labor, and shall be
applied by the Commissioners of
such county to the construction and
r'epair of the highways' in the dis
tricts to which they b)elong.
SEe. 10. The ov01erseer ill their
respective disticts shall have full
power to cut down and make use of
any timber, wood, earth or stone iln
or near the road1(, bridges or cause
way, for the purp~ose of repairing
the same, as to them shall seem noli
cessary, making julst compensation
therefor, should tihe same be de
mnandled. Overseers1' shatll not au-.
thiorize the cutting dowvn of any
timber' tr'ees reserved by the ownier
ill clearing his land, 01' planlted for
the purpose of shade or ornament,
either 'in the helds ar'ound( the
springs, or about tihe dwelling
houses, or' a11pur'tenances, nor the
cultting~ of any raltimber',we
otheri timber may be procured, at
or near the place, or take stone or
earth from within the grounds of
anyl personi enclosed for cultivation,
withlout tihe consenit of the owner of
the same. If any per'sons shall by
any 1means1 hinider', forbid Or 01ppose
the said overseers, 01' either of them,
from cutting down and mnaking use
of any timber)01, woodl, stone or' ear11th
in any 01' near' said roads 01' ('ause
ways, foi' slight reCpairs8 of br'idges,
for the purpose of making 01' reC
pair'ing the same,i0 01' shall in any)
manner' obstruct the passage of
said r'oad, causeway 01' bridges b)y
gates, (ditches, 01' any other obstrue.
tions, excep)t where authiorized by
law, or shall hinder, forbid or threat
en1 aniy trav'uelr from traveling any1
pulbliC road, and every person(J1 for
such1 offense shall be deemed guilty
of a misdemneanor', and upjoni con.
victionl therecof in a Trial Justice's
Court, shall be ihned in a sum not
less than fiv~e nor more than tenl dol
SEC. 11. If anyl person liable tO
perform suich labor shall remiove
from one county to another, whoc
prlior' to such remioval performed0(
the wvhole, or any part of it, or' in
any other way has paid the whole,
or any part of the amount aforesaid
in lien of such labor, and shall pro
duce a certificate or receipt of tie
same fr'om the overseer of the dis
trict from which such persons hiave
removed, such certificate or receipt
shall operate as a complete discharge
for the amnount: Lherein specified.
The residence of any person who
has a family. shall .be held to be
wvhere hid family resides, and tbth
idei'ide' of 6gthAer petson shall
Ed" hel'a to: 'be 'wher -he 1boards
IWhy otn 't tHiattot, rA
300kd12. sehO6mnty Com
lissionlers inl this State are
hevreby aullthorized anld emlpowvered
to iave special -ulpe.vision of the
building of I(w bridges over the
rivers and creeks of this State allo
of extla, anid expensive repairs of
old bridges. When suih work is
to bet aecoiplislied, the Coiimis
Sionlerm-shall give fifteen datv' no
tive. inl thle county paper anid inl
wviting,. du1ly p)sted inl the icigll
horhi'od inl which suchl is to be
p Ifor.ned, giving not ice 'lint. the
'ormn1iss ioners of the sectionl In
wh'llich stl wor isw i.- to Ibe IiforlIed
%ill bv a a iplave onl such ia
day anld litr, swiul sitle sel s i.
cationls, to let out such Nwork to the
lowest, bitder. and to fitake froi the
su t csful bidder sNuicient bond
for the faithful perforimlance of his
duty. Whenl the work is done, it.
shall be intiliected by the Comlimilit
si0mner letting it out, whose duty it
shall be to report the results of his
investigation to the full board, Who
Shall accept or reje(t the samile ae
COrdin3gly ats they ma11y deteriinle
whether. or not the constructor hails
01 has nlot c<omplikd wI ith tlie terimls
of his contract. If any tbridge over
Iiwaters of this State which conisti
tute it boundary line between Couin
ties shiall be iccessitry to be erect
ed or repairod, it shall be the du
ty of the Com11ission:_-rs of suh
c10tities to) clause the sate to be
eretted or repaired inl the liuan
nIVr a1foresaid, eachl miounty hearinig
11 eiual slhtre of t.he(, expense inl
curred. And wihe any suh bridge
Alrea.-Ldy exists or shall hereafter be
built, it shall be the diuty of said
Commissioners to divide the smie
by lieasilreimlent froi the centre.
and each board shiall be responsible
for the good condition of the half
next adjoining the county in which
they exercise the functions of Office.
And whIenl it be';oIles necessary to
build a new bridge, or to entirely
replace anl old one which his been
carried away or destroyed, it shall
be the duty of the boards of the two
counties to do the saine as afore
SE. 13. That all Acts or parts
of Acts inconsistcnt with this Act
be, and the sane 1ar hereby, repeal
Approved March I), A. D. 1874.
AISSENT-MINDED)NENS A N I)
It. is worthy of notice that growth
of the mind is often accomlpanied
by an atIparent loss of po0wer ill par
ticular respects : and this fact is ox
ceedinigly import-ant, especially to
all who desire to estimaite the con
dition of thxoro own mind. The
mental phenomenon called (not very
correctly) absence of mind is often
regarded by the person experiencing
it, and( still more by those who ob
servo it in him as a proof of failing
powers5. .But it often, if not gener
ally accompanies the increase of
mental powVer. Ne' 'on displayed
absence of minod much more frequen t
ly, and to a much more marked do
gree, when his powers were at
their highest than in his youth, and
not only did( istatiaos b)ecomoi
much less frequent when lie was at
an advanced age, but the opposite
quality, sensitiveness to sma1ll1 an
noyance, began then to be display
ed. E~veni ani appa ront impairmeont
of the memory is not necessarily
indicative of failing montal p)owers,
since it is often the result of an
increaLsed concentration of the at
tention on subjects specially calling
for the exercise of the highest forms
of miental power as analysis, com.
parison, generalization, an(d j udg
ment. I have already noted thlat pro
found thinkers often refrain from
exOrcising the memiory, simpilly to
avoid the distraction of t lh e i r
thoughts from the main11 sub1ject of
their study. But this statement
mayt1 be extended into the general
remtark that theu miost pr1ofounhd
students whether of physical science,
mnathema itics, i story, politics, or,
iln line, of any difficult subject of
research, are apt to give the memo
ry less exercise thn shallow think
ers. Of conrse, the memory is ox
(ertedl to a considerable dlegree, (ivon
in the marshaling of thoughts be
fore, the theories can be formed or
weighed. But the greater part of
the mental action devoted to the
formation or discussion of theories
is only indirectly dependent upon
the exercise of memory.
A (hilR , THA T BETs To WVi.---M r.
.Johm Fishibac,k, proprietor of the In
dhianmapolis Sentinel, wageredI cne hun
drool dollars with a young lady niece
that she couldn't "hold her tongue"
for a week. The young lady very un
expectedly "took himm up," and unless
shte speaks within the next two hours
(it is now 4 o'clock P'. M.) Mr. Fish
back will have the one hundred dol
lars to pay. .1)uring the week lie has
escorted her to tihe opera, and although
lie has done his T>e. to"get her to
speak, anid hirej other miembersof the
fatnily to "trap her, yet she han Ves
siatoed all their efforts. On Th'1ursday
last4he. jounalish otred to o
mnijoo,te ad v hArflt
REIASONING. 9N A IIAR..
Thle following eiretumlstance was
related by at respeotable farilnoi at
happvining wvithini hkiti ownt observat
tion, aid inl illistrationl of its tiuth
it Inlay he proper to reilmrk that, inl
(thecunr whetre it happened(. -inl
Corn I wall1-the. hills. which are step,
rise so abruptly anld nlear. to vach
other that vIlatever passes on tile
sitle of one may be ealsily dimverned
oi the other. His at teition was first
'Itran to a 11v. which he pere"iv
v 1 riunnillg down a shq, ch,s to
the heie in field of tit: llips, and
8o01n aflt erwaads Io'. pv.vi%v I hat
inl purlsuik, of her w re at coiuple ofi
tog's. As the do.gs entered tile field
ble saw that the hare sIopped for ia
Illoient and lifted her vars. Tll
puiiers pressed on, bit whlen they
had colle wiltin little more thanl
gimshot of their hope for prey, the
hare stopp(d. and then rani back
for soie distanie along its former
track, whIeni by ia sildenl spring it
threw itself onl one side inlto the
iidst, of tie tu.irinips. ant there re-I
ilatiled vroluched and1(l still. Th,l1e
do.s passed onvard in their u0111s
at at rapid rate:. anid ag soonl as they3
had passed for-ward on its traek
with aniother. bound( the harv Spran1g
back to the place it 111( quitted,
111 ran alolg t(e )colisu bv which
it la. Collie down, with the evidelit
iltlnUt1ion of e0n founlding together0'
its upward anld down1wardI course.
By this tii. the dogs had collie to
he lower extelit to which the hIlare
proceeded, anid there they stoppod
ats not kniowiig wlm firther course
to take. It was thuls the persoel
t,ed creature secuel its own safety -
and iy infornimt vts to)generous
to help them out of the difliculty.
['(or. of iad ad W4atar.
AL RECEN'T1 MiIAME Asi SEEN FROM
DENvia.-The mirage is frequentily
su(en, on the l4plains, anld ofteii, in the
early days when pople traveled
with ox-teams, it prenited to the
wealry, exhausted aid thirsty gold
seeker tho appearaiee of water, ap
pearaitly withinl oasy reach, yet,
alas, at dolusion and ia snaro, that led
astray, disappoinited and disgtised
everybody. But probably the most
lerfect, picturesque picture, in the
Hine of optical illusion, ,ver seen in
these parts, by (ither old-timer or
now-comfer, appeared, last evening
a little before sundown. A. double
or reversed image of the Rocky
mountaiis, from Mount Vernon to
the Cache i-la-Poudre, and from the
foot-hills back to the grandest peals
was suspended in the air on the east
of the city, and apparantly just be
yond the outermost houses. The
refraction was so p)erfect that the
fewv who saw th(e image was actual
ly puzzled t:o distinguish between
the real and the fle titious moun tains.
The lovely, but unsubstant,ial pic
ture, wvith its heaped up beauties in
endless variety was quickly dissi
p)ated, the white turban on Le'ng's
pealk being the last object to
C uI S A ' T1Nas1'RnAro.--The
following resolution was offered by
(General Young, of Georgia, in the
llouse of' Representatives, A pril 20th.
W'mhereas the great nieedof lthis coun
try is some well-devise.d and sure sys
temt of ceap tranisportation by water,
wh ich ill give not puhy cheapJ (lut lets
from the interior to the sea, but the
mean1s of a freer intercha:nge of' produncts
between the States-a systen'avhich is
nleeded by thie whole country uand had
been domnandled by (lhe people of' all
soetions. Ther'efore be it.
ReJtsolbe', TJhiat thie Conuuittee on
lRailroads anud Canuaisq he instructed to
re'pare aniud re3port a bill for the im
prrovement of' the great nttioniah water
high ways of' the country and their
connectionm by such artificial clhannelhs
as will give to our peoplhe the cheap
tranisportat(ion wl.ieh they demand;
ando that the 14th day of' May be set
apart of (lhe consideration of' this sub..
ject, to the exclusion of all other buisi
nmess. and orders, and 1 ech day there.
after unutil it is disposed of.
On the mvotion to suspend the rules
to vote oni t he adopim ''lie resolution,
the ayes were 13I0, noes 74. GO
Southern Demonocrat(-Mr. WV hethornec,
of' Tiennessee-votedl no. One Weic.
tern I)em,ocrat--M r. lI1Ihn--also v'o
tedih no, and S. S. Clox, of New York.
A good mother was tirying to ex
plaml to a young hopeful the other
day about fighting against the (1ev
il. After telling the little fellow
who thio devil was, and howv hard
lie w~as to successfully resist, lhe
tur'ned around and said :"Mammaui
I'd b)e scared of the old1 devil,
b)ut if I was to comoi across one0
of his little deCvils I'd knock the stuf
fing out of him."
T1hie most original spelling we
have ever seen is the following.
It beats phionetics.-80 you be
a tub. 80 eli I pea--a top). Be 80
-bat. See 80-cat. P~ea 80-palt.
Are 80-rat. See oh I double you
-cow. See you be-cub. See a bee,
-cab. Be you dlouble tea-butt.
See a double ell-call.
"Did you hit him~ plumlb in the
centor ?" asked a dying Omaha man
of his, son who had just come in
from a desperate street fight. "Yps,"
was the reply. "Then I die hap
py," nd acalm grin of, pleasure
roeupon his fAce.
A phrenologist told a man - that
-he hid, cop ativeness vefy largely
devlo edandwasofa quarre so
disg tin. "hatisn't ,so sa
it riknook you down, -"
TlUl. I*OWF,i O0'' '1'I"'ui.
''le 1>llowing lb autiful illustaa
tionl Ifttipi ityad pomwor
(if' truil , is tol( by an oye witnes:
of the soene ill one of the hkighi
A litte giline y:t's of age,
"a ol I'eret as at Wit nWSs ag:lin I I
prisonlelr whlo was oi trilkial l'or a f.l.
ony commit d nhrthoie
o1'red as a witness. - desirk. to
know it'youl t1dlrstmal thev nature1
ot all' oat h ?'
'1 donI't kinow What1 youl mean,
wa.s tle sinple' answer.
o'here, .o lonor,' said tile
cOiln(il1, d11(dressingt t he colrt, -is
alythiin.g CarthIet' necess.ry to de
imlonstrate the validity of iimy ob
jOCtion ? Ohis Witness sh1o10ld be re.
jected. Shie does Iot coipreleid
thle natture of'anl onth.',
'1,( us see,' said lhe jid.g'.
'VOMe herY, myl% <bo1Inhterl.'
.\ssured by the kinld tole and
mnanlier of the Jtidge, tle cbild
mtepped toward himl), and looked
coifidlily up ill his Caee, With i a
cal(n, clear. eye. and in a Imanlner
so artless aid rl-ank, thaL went,
straight to the heart.
'l 1id you evor take the oath 7'
elired the Judge. The little
girl stopped back with i a look of
hlorror., and the red blood mantled
in a bluish all ovor her face and she
Sh thought that he intended to
iquiro if' she ever bhlasphemed.
'1 (10 IMt mean1111 that,' said tle
.1udge, who saw her mistake. '1
me10an1 were you ever a witnuess be
'No, sir, I never was inl court be
fore,' was the answer.
lo handed her Ole Ilible open.
'Do vo kiow that book, my
Siho looked at it and a1n1sworod)
Yes, sir., it is tle Ilible.'
'Do you over read it ?' lho ask
'Yes, sir-, overy evelliig.'
'Can you tell me what th Bibk
is ?' enquired the Judge.
'It is tle word of the great God,
'Well place,yoIr hand upon this
Bible and listen to wht, I say;'
and he repeated Slowly and ol.
emily thle oath11 usually ad millnistor.
od to witnesses.
'N ow,' said the Jludge, 'you have
swornI as a witne.ss. \yill you tell
me what wvill befall y'ou. if' you (1
not tell lie truth ?'
'T shall bo0 shtut up ini the Stato's
Prison,' anisweod t,he cliibl.
'Anything olso ?' asked the
'1 shall neOver go to heavencz,' she
'.lfow (10 you know this?' asked
(lie Judi~ge algaini.
Theli child took the Bible, and1(
turniiin g rap)idl to' 1thLe ebia pter con.
taining the Toni Commandments,
poiniited to thie injunet,iuon, 'Thou
shalt, iiot hear false witness again
thy neigh bor',' '1 learned that, ho
lore I could read.'
'H as any one talked wit h you
about, your~ bei.nig a witnes in
'"4irt h er'o againist thiis ma n?' en
(jtured( the .1ludlge.
'Yes, s ir,' she replied. 'My mo.
ther board they wantied mio t.o be
a wvitness, and last, lighit,she catlledl
mue to lier rooml, ami14 asked moe to
toll her the Tlen (Comnmainments
and thion we kneeled down Logoth.
er aLnd she priayed that I mi ghit
uinderstand how' wied it was tc
bear f'also w itniess against my
neigh bor, an'd that, (God would heir
me, a little hil to tell the t,ruth
's it was bef'orc him. And wha ~i
1.came up here with inther, shc
kissed rme, anid told me to r m
that, God woiuld boar every work
that I said.'
'i*o you helieve this ?' askedl th<
Judge, while a teiar glistenied it:
h is eye anid his lipIS <inivered w iti:
'Yes, slir,' said1 tho child wi th r
voice and mannelr that shiowedl
hier con vict,ioni of itis trth waspr
'(God bless yoiu, my child,' sait
the Juge, 'yuihav a goodh moth
or. This wites is comipetenit,:
hoe continued. 'Woire I on at tria
for my life, and innocont of' th<
chiar'g agauins rie, I1 would pra)
God for such a wvitness ats this.
laet her be0 examined.'
Nhe told her story withi(lie sim
plieity of' a child, ais she was, bui
thiere was a directness abouti
wIiheb carried convietion (4' j (
riuthI to ever'y heart. Shme waL
rigidly cr'os-xaminedl. The cou1n
sot plied her,with infinite and in
g.onious q uestionipg, but ebo va
ried from her flhat statemqnt ir
nothing. T1he truth as'spoken'by
that little child was sublime. Falso
hood .and perjury had. preceded
her testimony.. his prisoner had
entrenched himself in lies, till he
deemed himself jmpmregnablo.
Witnessnes had falsified in his fa.
f'or,-adid villainy had manuf'actur.
ed afog-.him a shame:.dofense. But
befosp :hor testim9ny, falehood
Wa sogterud likg ohn$ . TM m.
tlo ld fo Whome a xrther 'bad
prk$di' forehath to bo"#Iman
per sinare- one Inch -. i'At tlie
750e. for each toibsequent In1411
colimon udvertisemewns ten per cet
Notices of meetings, obituaries and trib
of' res"pect, sane rates per square as ordinal
SpIevial notices In local column 20 cents
vertisements'notmnar'ked with'ibo unim
her of insertiois will bm kept In till f'orlid
ald charged accordingly.
SpWeiil contraets mnade with largo a<lver
tisers, wit liberail leductiond on al'ove rates.
Moie with Netless and Dispatch.
bef'0oro God, briokoe the Ouilill* de
Vices (of, Inatured villainy to piaecei
liku a pottor's v o i s o I. Th0
strength that hor mothor prayed
Cor was givenl her, and tho sublitne
aiul teiiiblo simtiplicity-terriblo, I
Ilelil, to the prisoner and his as
"out.ates--with which f3ho spoko
wvas like a rovol.ation from God
A 1101,1 1TIE 1VOLANO.
The ridile of Bald 'Mouitainl hls
bevnii olvd at. list. The terrifled iu
habital(s of that regioln may now re
(IIur l eealld olice Inlore Slcep \yith
'ltt diealiiig of voleamons belhing
(ut red1-hiol lava u1pon them. They
ne4ed not now fear tile sudden comtting
Ot the day of jiignent. The thinv is
i vxplaiiimed. There is nto voleanio or
coinDg of the day of judgnent in the
ma1tte r at all; nor is it the action o'
4/-/rieldy, as somlike philosopliers would
hlave us believe. Not by any mean.s.
Saobolles. ( Who selis to be a doetor
.ildging froill his Iaeill, possibly a law
yer. ) has folund out ali about, it. .lle lives
in I he vicinity 'anid lis got to tli lo(
toi of the whole thing. With solle
I'elictanc1(! we giv-e the reiaders of the
i:..i hisi coiclus4i. Hlere it i.,
in hi own language. Never minld the
first words, his subject demands stroig
Nv.AIt R V T ol,ANIv Rl(.oNs,
March 19,-"] I-Il float in the m1uu -
tails !"---4Oh RIMld-y preparing to
E'rulpt, !-Volennlo !-81moke :-Firo ! !
The earth Iakiig !- hings t rottiig ,!'
-I hIeiIA iall this, aild I could iiot
stind it. I had never seent a1 voleini, so
I. iin4iii1ted liy horSe and put ollt for
"Old Bald." Th1e nlew.s got woris thi.
f1trither I weit. As I lipproached tilie
inioiliutain i lIet tle untives atin'
immi01, wollion. childrell and dogs. '.ley
bogged lil to (11111 back, "Ilnid sunlDg,
"Turti, sinner, tutrni," anid I thiink somet
of' them prayed for me. It beat old
i's. Ward's saloo at Grenvillo. To
get oit of the fuss 1 pushed '(n. I
struck a leading spur of old Unid, :iit
r.ode up. up ais far as 1 coul ride.
ThenI I ismouni(lltedl, htitchled mty honrse
andu wa'lkeid onl. WVhere' the spurt jin
ed ii'11: the mai ounin n i ~ y waiiy wats
obstrutedu by perpen)dI(iclari rocks. I
'ouildl s-ei smo(kOe rom the top, but I
coub1 llot hear' the mumbnhlinDg. I elimbii
0(d up anid iirouiid the m)ounmtainl to)
auvoiud the rocks. A (tOt eroceedinDg
for somne ime, 1 bleganl to hear (lie
rIulablinig. It appearied to be below
me and11 fairtheri aroun d the monlt ain.
I got onl a high poinut, from which
there was a conuni alldinDg v'iew biehow.
Th'le rninblinitg f'rom thtis point ivasi (er
rible anld unaDic('ounDtablle. .Just here I
sa1w a sight thant as5tonished me1 mior'e
thin if the earth had yae Id at mny
feet. I saw a wagon with four' 11ules.,
drii ven i'iuriously aivouuul the side of
the munitajii. 1t haud 0o1 it anD obil
fashiiioed wagon-bed, anud from1 (lie
noiise, t here wasM a few loose rocks in
it. IIlow the thing hebil fogetheiur
bouning about over the ro'ks is
unalcemniable. it weiit a1 few hun.Di
dred yar'ds, 1and tiuned rmui. It
stoppedC( about ten m1inuItesq as if to i'ist
the ules ; then here it camne aga In.
Thle r'oad (if it could be called a road)
was ablouit 4100 yards long. It, would
turi i'll resIi'lt thei mle s ait each end. I
saw it mako seveiral trips). Th1enD I
took a drink fr'om my flaisk, anid sueraml
bled downi to this Devil's tur'nipike. I
placed myself by the side of thie road.
to wait for the wagon. lTn a few
mi nutes hiere it camell. The driver
did iDot see lue, until he was wi tin
lty' stepIs of me. .110 appeared as
waRs r'idinig onie of tlie DIniles) and1( tried
to bluff m1e biy yelliDng ont:
Get out of' thle way, you d-d fool !"'
As soon as lie spoke I. kne1w hlimi.
It was Geolrgo Sikes. IIe used to live
over in IBuncomlbo. when Miaii was
ai parit of BunlCombe). .I pickedl up a
couple of roc0ks anid plaiced miysel fin
thie miiddle of the r'oad. Then lie
stoppe)d anDd T wenDt for himii. Said1 I,
''George, it' you don't want to 11e lift.
(3d from1 thait Dle with one( of the
dloricks, talk fast."'
''Talk what ?"' said lie.
"VoleanIo !" said T.
"'Now look here, Sawbones,"' (lie al
ways3' called me1 SawhYoties,) "you know
thant I ami ai pSoir matin. I amlt paid by
the editoris to (do this."
'Hut how abiout the smoke ad(
Ilie said (one of' his boys wais onl top
andl( w'ithi sticks and1( wet leaIvesI he
Ikept, iup ai smoke. At niight they
"HI ow about the blow out'?"
IH e r' e Ge orge laiugheod ouItright.
Heo said thie nat ives weretver
skitt ishl whenOl they hierdI thle r'umD
bhinig, but whenD "tile blow out'" camlie,
tbey inclolitinent ly toddtkd~ ! lIe liad
buried a1 keg of powder abloult tight
f'eet deep, iinser'ted a tini t1ubo iln thie
keg, tramiped isi the dir't, lit a slow
match and then she blew out!
"'1'They say they hear thiis rumitblinDg
to 01(1 "ort ?"
'"0, yes !, htey hcar' it tligro ! TPhey
will hear- it in NewV York'l soon1, th'o
news is sprleaiding mighty fast! aw
bones(3, for God's saike give .me1 all the
-tobaced you hauve about you--go htomue
to your ifiy,ily anid I.eep your miouth
I (did como1 home to mDy falnily.
The old guilt sa1W iitue1 coing and rani
to mieot inec. Tho.fh;st word was "vol.
cano !" [ told her thie voleano wais
all rightt, but thaot t1io cus.jedness of
hmuman nature was br'eaking miy heart,
and thiat;rfr1lp didn't get'in the hiouse
and make~ ogg,'t llgeig of cofl'ee,
there woul ,bo a1 eono right there.
$hoe went -nog being d M9gnmded
crusader, sheo consequend d8 what
I ask her, i9. ,
.If you ?ro.in the, "volano" businos
yoit can<su press thmist I do Dnot want
"iijuro Mil'Q.uan 's business; and
hi volea-arthqud1o, bdsiness is