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A Family Companion, Devoted to Literature, Miscellany, News, Agriculture, Markets, &c.
Vol. WEDNESDAY MORNaG, AUGUST 16, 1876
At Newberry, S. C.
BY TH09* Fe G1RENEKERt
Edtor and rmpretor.
Tnmmss g4 per UulM
~Tbe~l stpper at the expirstion of
07 b) mark desotW empihaflon of sub
-WK&T KHALLWG WRA]P
TR THBABY IS?
ST- Wor JUT ARCON..
WhM ,awe vnqpthe baby m?
Sftsn Immuse and velvet4~ooUg
Showiest l1enWilot half white eaou&,,
jme1 ft~tinevn no fairy canspn
*0t~1w WMa &e baby in?
8ot~~cocainaycover his bed
D eTwSais h6es of the sky and the rose,
Tjjts of anl bUdS ttat in Xay-Moms Un
whe"i'heoo of slisp dropshbis bead;
He must have sometg more heavenly in
WW pW,sle wrap the babylun?.
~ci~thatfingmr havemwoves will do;
106i oth6e hearit weave love'ever anew
LdW, Ily,L tbe rigkt thread to spin:
Love we li 6yn
TIE . NIK OF TIMD
Nettie Armitage had seemed s<
frivolous; they had,-each in turn
come in and interrupted the Doc
tor when he was telling her suc
fairy-like tales of recent discoveriec
in science she had shrugged hei
shoulders at them till the situatioi
struck her ridiculously, and ther
she had laughed with the mer
riest of them and pouted at th<
Doctor. But now, as he wai
going, she slipped her hand in hi
arm and sauntered down the lawr
with him. The night was s
night in June, when, if ever
nights are perfect; the air wai
laden with the breath of honey
suckle and mock-orange; thE
winds that curled around them
seemed to come from distant landi
f everlasting bloom, so sweel
they were; and the stars 'hung
their lamps through the clear
dark close above the thick tree
tops. She fancied that tight that
Life was too delicious a thing tc
be indulged in freely, and she
murmured something of the fancy
with half a laugh. "There are
times when we all feel that life is
more than we deserve,", he an.
wered. "To-morrow - it may
be. Shall I feel the same my
elf to-morrow, or will fate-"
She laughed uneasily. "You
mustn't ask me riddles," she
"At eleven o'clock to-morrow,
leu," he said, lifting his hat.
"At eleven to-morrow." And
she went back to the house, wish
ing it were eleven to-morrow now;
ind then, in-. a gay-freak, as she
heard the hall clock strike, she
ran down the hall and set the
bands forward an' hour. 'Bing
him the quicker," she whisered
cring him the quicker," and went
back to the'otheris.
They! were. talking of 4he 1ag
idz burushes-that grew by.Lend
a sheet.of water in the
Ieighboring woods; and she was
iagerto hear the detail wPf the
direction there, for The shared the
popuar frenzy raging just thei
for bulrushes, and thought of al]
hiings'sbe shodld like some great
bunches of the soft brown velvety
things in the vases to-morrow.
"1 believe, if I rose early," she
said, "I could.be there and back
before eleven o'clock."
"Why eleven ?" said Mallory
"Oh, I have an engagement al
thathour-," shie replied, bending
her head a, little, thait he mighi
not see the color creeping up.
"I am -at yoaueervioe," -he said
"Willtyou oome. along, Nettie ?'
"At five- o'clock in the morning
and on foot ? Not a step. Thai
hour in the afternoon, behind e
pair of bays, would suit me very
well." Vary Young thought i1
would suit him too.
"Very well, Mr -Mallory. 1
you ill come at eight o'clock to
morrow, I shall have my bulrus1iet
and be back in good season."
"We'll not fail," said Mallory
"And to that end, I1 assure thim
company that it is the witching
hour of night, whe~n the sweetes
sound the ear can hear is the slam
ming of the big house door;" an
with that they all departed.
As eight o'clock in the morning
came, Miss Alice, with her sheari
hanging at her side, and her ha
tied on, was 1ookIng up and dow'
the road impatiently. She quit
forgot her freak with the old clocd
the night before. "It is a vera
indecorous way to serve me," shi
cried. "Ten~minutes past eight
And I shall not wait another me
ment. I will have my bulrushes
Mallory or no Mallory. And if
am a little late, I don't care ; i
will seem as'though a body wer
not so very anxious ; and I don'
know - I'm afraid - I'm reall;
afraid I was gushing last night
and I do so despise a gusher ! An'
he may only want-may only wan
to engage me to scatch with oli
Miss Stecres the night she take
ether for that operation !" Ani
thereat the little body was off fo
Lender's Lake, with preciou
small idea of the exact where
abouts of that pretty sheet of' wa
ter. "I've a tongue in my heac
I suppose," said she.
As Miss Alice continued, he
idea gre still less. She feare
oshe would lose her way, and nol
be back at all, she wished she had
waited for Mallory; but she plod
ded on after her best senses of lo
cality, tore her gown with briers,
lost- her voil and broke her para.
sol, came near breaking her ankle,
and at eleven o'clock by her watch
sat down aud cried-hot, bitten
by flies, tired out, and lost.
When she had finished crying,
she looked up, and there, glisten
ing double through her tears, lay
Lender's Lake, blue as asapphire,
in the hollow of the hills. Her
'courage came back at once. -If
she could not k6ep her appoint.
ment, she could show by the bul.
rushes that she had intended to.
She forgot fatigue, and was off for
the edge of the-lake, not so easily
reached, after all, and with a tri.
umphant handfal oi the brown
velvet wands and of great blue
flaga, was presently hotneward
bound, lving found the highway,
and staying only to ask at the
door of a little hut for a cup of
Nobody answered her rap; thm
door was open-she pushed it
wider and peeped in, but started
back at the sound of a groan, and
a quick sharp sob, a perfect storm
of sobs. A moment Miss Alice
- hesitated ; but she was no coward
where pain was concerned; she
took heart of grace and walked
in, and -found the,brown old berry
woman with her .little boy, her
grandchild, bleeding to death 'in
"Oh," she exclaimed, "I never
knew you lived here. What is the
matter? Row did he do it ?"
"With the axe I -with the axe I
just now I" cried the woman. "And
I can'% stop it, and I'm alone, and
I can't leavo im, -and he'll die
oh, he'll die!"
"Oh, no, no I" said Alice. "What
have you done ? Only cold vater.?
Let me see. Lay him down. , Get
a towel"-for she remembered still
her school lessons in physiology.
And, before the womaw knew what
had happened, Alice had rigged a
tourniquet with the handle of a
hair brush, and was checking, in
some degree, the flo'v .of blood
with which the boy's vitality was
ebbing. "Now don't let it slip,
and I'll ran and find the doctor, if
I drop. Perhaps some team will
overtake me. Don't despair, the
child shall not die I" and she kiss
ed the brown old woman, and
plunged out, eager' as though it
were her own little brother. "I
know just where the doctor is,"
she called back.
She knew nothing of the kind;
she only knewv where.he had been:
"She's gone to Lender's Lake with
Mr. Mallory." Aunt Huldah had
said, looking up*and down the
road, with a vague idea that her
looking would excuse the culprit
"f5 bu Irushes, I heard them say.'
The doctor's ejaeulation would
have horrified Aunt Huldah if she
had heard it; but bidding. her
goodmorning, he had turned about
determined to have nothing more
to do with Miss Alice Traiesdell.
And then a sort of rage had flash
ed up and swept over him, and he
vowed to himself that he would
reduce the little rebel, and sprang
into his chaise and urged his horse
to a run. And that was the way
it chanced that, less than ten min
utes after Alice left-the hut, she
saw something rolling up the high'
way enveloped in as thick a cloud
as ever an ancient god traveled
n; and he saw a little object fly.
ing down to meet him, curls and
ribbons streaming behind, dishev.
eled to the last degree, and with
Sonly breath enough left to say as
Lhe leaped from the chaise, "Don'i
stop!i He's dying ! Back there
Dr. Fowle did stop, long enougi
to take the little body and lift hei
into the chaise, and spring up be
side her. "Who's dying!" said he
"Mallory!" gasped Alice, ir
amazement, "and if it was," she
said, the old spirit uppermost, al
soon as she could speak again foi
her scalded lungs and throat
"what would you do ?"
,"Let him die I" exclaimed the
"It would be nothing to me i
d. yomi, she ad, touching th<
horse with the whip herself. "But
you would be indictable at com
"Nothing to you! What do you
mean, then? Who's dying ?"
"Not Mr. Mallory-to my know
ledge; that is, I haven't seen him
to-day. A child here in the
The doctor urged the horse-him
self, bending forward, his gaze
fixed before him, and not uttering
"Aren't you ever going to speak
to me again ?" said Alice at last.
"I meant to be back at eleven
He turned and saw the tears
ready to gush, and as they gazed
perhaps they extinguished the
flame of his wrath. Somehow
he never knew how any more than
Alice did-the next moment..the
reins were under his feet, his arms
were about her, and the tears were.
being crowded back by kisses.
"Aren't you glad I put the clock
forward? Aren't you glad I came
out here for buirushes ?" whisper.
ed Alice, as they suddenly drew
up at the little but.
"Oh, God bless you doctor, and
God bless her ?" cried the voice of
the old woman from. within. "He's
alive yet, and you've come in the
very nick of time?"
HOW THE BANKER LOST
A . London correspondent fur
nishes the following readable sto
A very good self is related of a
wealthy banker here, who is very
good-natured, but inclined to be a
trifle fast in iis views of life. He
had a fariite clerk, a young muan
about twenty-oue, remarkably
handsome, modest and highly in
tellectual. Ferthese qualities he
was liked by every one, and the
banker did not esespa the feeling
of good will He was as poorras
-his salary, and had no connec
tions to push his after-fortunes,
and so, like most: English clerks,
he would rise to a hundred and
twenty pounds a year, to go on for
eight years, at ten pounds a .year
rise, and marry when he got. two
hundred pounds a year, henceforth
to vegetate for the rest of his life.
The banker, on Sunday after
noons, when no one was expected,
would occasionally ask the young
man to visit his family at his su
burban villa, as the conversation
of the yong man was so correct
and so clever it could not but be of
advantage to his children. This
was a mistake, evidently, but it
was a good natured error, and we
can only wish, all of us, that there
were many more committed. I
have' not mentioned that there
was a beautiful daughter of nino
teen, but that may always be
understood in any English family
that has known wedded life long
enough. But there were, of co%rse,
no attentions on the part of the
young mnan, other than extremely
delicate, reserved, and proper.
The youth, in spite of the two or
three days' invitation to the bank
er's seat, to breathe the fresh air
and clear his lungs of London
smoke, was evidently very 1ll, and
though he declared himself well
and robust, the banker shook his
"I cannot make out what is the
matter with my young clerk,"
said the banker .to a confrere who
was in the back offico with'-him
after the youtb had just brought
in some papers.
"Well, you are rather green, I
sould say, for a man of your
time of life and experience," said
banker number two. "Don't you
see what's the matter ? - He is in
"In love ! bab! He is' modesty
and propriety itself."
"I tell you it is a fact,'and 'kith
a rich old fellow's daughter, who
would no more think of having
him for a son-in-law than you
"Oh! the haughty old fool; my
Sclerk is as good as his <daughter,
and be hanged to him. Thank
you for the hint."
As sooan as baner- nnmber two
had disappeared, the clerk was
"So, sir, you are in love, and
pining away for the object of your
affection; that's yonr secret, is it?
Why did you not tell me before,
The youth was silent.
"Well, my boy, I piy you; but
tI give you a bit of advice.. If
the daughter is fair, she is worth
running a risk for. Look here I
there are ?500, and two months'
leave of absence. Ran away with
the girl. Bah I don't look .so
stupid. I did the same thing be
fore you, and it has not hurt
The clerk fell upon his marrow
bones, and was upon the point of
making .a clean, breast of it when
the old gentleman rose and left
precipitately, to avoid a ee
The young man considered and
acted, and the consequence was
that the next. day week there
was no daughter at the-dinner
table of the banker at the country
house. The house was in con
sternation, and search for her
was made in all directions. A
note was, however, found on her
dressing-table, conveying the cus
tomary prayer, and one enclosed
from theyoung clerk, stating that,
believing the banker had meant
to give him a hint with regard
to his daughter, and was not able
to give his public consect owing
to appearande, he had acted on
his suggestions, and that, ere his
father-in4aw received the letter,
he (the clerk) would be his son-in
law. The pill was a bitter one,
nd -thejoke a terrible one against
him, and the city men are very
jverse to a joke against them, so
It was hushed up, -and has only
get to the ears of the purveyors
-of scindal an. d to your corres
pondenq, who records it as a trait
of London, life.
Don't insult a poor man. His
muscles may be well developed.
Don't color mzeerschaams for a
living. It is simply dying by
Don't throw dust in your teach
er's eyes. It will injure the pupil.
Don't worry about the ice crop.
Keep cool, and you will have
Don't boast of your pedigree.
Many a fool has had a wise ances
Don't buy a coach to please your
wife. Better. make her a little
SDon't write long obituaries.
Save some of your kind words for
.Don't publish your acts of chari
ty. The Lord will keep the ac
Don't mourn over grievances.
Bide your time and real sorrow
~D~On't put on airs in your new
clothes. Remember your tailor is
Don't be too sentimental. A
dead heart properly cooked will
make a savory meal.
Don't ask your pastor to pray
without notes. flow else can he
pay his provision bill?
Don't linger where 'your love
lies dreaming.' Wake her up and
tell her to get breakfast.
Don't put off subscribing for this
paper. Send in your name with
out further delay.
Women need exercise in more
ways than riding or walking, even;
they reqdire to use their hands
and arms, to throw out their
chests, to put the whole body in
motion. No health lift, no gym
nastic is half so good for this pur
pose as making beds, and sweep
ing, dusting and arranging rooms.
Then there is something peculiar
ly agreeable in the thought that
an intelligent -hand touches and
smooths sheets and pillows, evens
everything off nicely, removes
with care dust from vases, bottles,
books, and secret nooks and cor
nrs, leaves the toilet apparatus in
order, and takes away whatever
is unsightly. The time required
is very little, indeed, when the
work is done with regularity, and
the satisfaction.is immense.
A MAN OF PARTS.
F 1EW OF THE STORIES TEAT WILL BE
TOLD SEFORE THE CAMFAIGN
"What do voa think of the
ticket," asked Mr. Magruder, in the
boarding house, last night.
"Toler'ble," said Mr. Maguffin,
"toler'ble. Down in the custom
house this morning I saw a clerk
behind the counter trying to stave
)f a otof fellows who wanted-to
oet their invoices verified. I asked
him what he thought of it and he
stopped work at once."
"Thick of it ?" he said. "It's a
blazer; it will draw like a house
"Think Gov. Hayes will be a re
"Reformer! I don't know any
'hing about that, but just look at
is war record. I 'Was in the regi
nent that served under Hayes
it Shiloh. The Governor was a
irandishin' his sword and urging
is boys on, when along came a
bullet and knocked off his right
irm. He just shifted his sword to
is left hand, had a tourniquet put
)n the stump 'of his right arm,
%nd thon plunged into the fight
%gaih. Good ticket? I should say
Over in the appraiser's office I
round the enterprising young man
that used to put the figures in
Dharley Lawrence's invoices. I
%sked him what he thought of the
"Thiink of it? It's a roarer."
"Believe the Governor will pitch
in -for reform ?"
"I do't know what he will
pitch in fork but will you just cast
our-eye 'on his war record? I
was in a regiment that served un
er him at AitieUm. The Gov
Drnor was brandishin' his sword
d shouting to the boys to get
in, when along came a ballet and
naked off his left arm. He
just shifted the sword over to his
right hnd, ad a hasty tourniquet
put on the stump of his left arm,
nd then bolted into the fight
igain. Draw? He'll draw like a
bast furnace I"
Happening in at the post office
asked one of th6 boys who were
'ast ii' the~ mails, how the ticket
"it'll sweep the country I"
"Do you suppose Hayes will re
orm the government?"
"Hey ? I didn't catch that," and
the young man put his hand up to
I repeated the question.
"Oh, yes ; reform. Well, now,
I really can't !say whether he'll
be a reformer or not ; but will you
ust let your eye rest on his war
record for a moment? I was in a
regiment that served under him at
Gettysburg. The Governor was
brandisin' his sword and hollerin'
to the boys to let 'emselves loose,
when along came a bullet and car
ried away his right leg. The Gov
ernor stopped just long enough to
have his leg coopered up, and then
he drove into the battle again.
Good ticket? The country was
cryin' for it !"
Then I dropped in at one of the
Uhited States, court rooms, ujp
stairs, and asked one of the officials
what he thought of the ticket.
?tA boon to the country, sir, a
"Think he'll root out the cor
ruption that defiles thie service ?"
"JOst how much rooting he'll do
I am unable to state ; but may I
invite you to consider for a mo
ment his war record ? I was in a
regiment that served under Hayes
in the Wilderness. The Governor
was brandishin' his sword and call
ing on the boys to rush forward,
when along came a bullet and lop
ped off his left leg. The Governor
didn't even get off his horse. He
just tied a waist belt around the
leg and went ahead again. Will
the people vote for him? My
frieed, they'll have to enlarge the
In a room across the hall I met
a United States Marshal making
out a bill for extra charges. I
asked him about th'e-teket.
"Magnificent I" he said, "mag.
"Think the Governor is likely
to reform the administration ?"
"w,m really, I hadn't given the
reform question much considera
tion ; but let me ask you to look
at his war record. I was in a regi.
ment that served under him at
Cold Harbor. The Governor was
brandishin' his sword add whoop
in' the boys forward, when along
came a shell and struck him square
on the breast. It burst inside of
him and tore him into fine hash.
We raked him into a rubber blan
ket, and were carrying him to the
bivouac of the dead, but the Gov
ernor wouldn't have it. He jump..
ed out of the blanket 'and sprung
on his horse and went forward,
brandishin' his sword. Will he be
elected ? Just you wait and see I"
Anatomically speaking, Mr. Ma
gruder, the Governor is, or was, a
man of .parts; much so; but I
don't believe they can get. him to
gether in time for 'lec;ion.
(N. Y. Sun.
A TIGHT SQUEEZE.
On the-corner of Market and El.
Dorado streets, Stockton, Cal., is
a vacant lot, sometimes used to
store agribultural machinery upon.
Nearest the El Dorado side stands
a new-fangled hay. press, designed
to be worked by hand, an. which
has a series of long levers on the
side, like the spokes of an exagge
rated wheel, by which it is opera
The other night, early in the
evening, an immigrant, without
means to get lodgings, spied this
press and concluded it would fur
nish a safe and economical retreat
for. the night. Accordingly he
crept in through the small door,
shutting it after him, and curled
himself up in a self-satisfactory
posture and went to sleep, to
dream, perhaps, of picking up
golden. nuggets upon the'treets
of the El Dorido. Above his head,
shutting out of view the cheerless
sky, was the "follower," .hich,
when the machine is operated, do
scends slowly hut- powerfuly- in
side the press, and compresses the
hay in a compact bale. -
About eleven o'clock a couple of~
young men,. sadly naeeding exer
cise, on their way home, passed by
the press, and noting the inviting
levers standing out in the dark
like appealing arms, concluded to
run the- machine round -a -few
times, just for a lark. They did'
so. There was a sound of subdued
tumult insidle-a smothered impre
cation and a piercmng yell in qui*k
succession. As soon as the twain
could recover from their surprise;
they opened the door 'through
which the' hala is y.oj.ected, and,
by the light of a hasty match, dis
covered the flattest-looking imhmi
grant who ever left the banks of
the Missouri in quest of adventure
in the Pacific wilds.
.He was considerably flatter than
the traditional boarding house
pancake, and was compressed in
smaller' compass than a can of des
sicated vegetables., The "follow
er" was hastily drawn up, and the
stranger doubled up and pulled out.
The. result proved that' he was
more scared than hurt, and the
amateur agriculturists. gave him
half a dollar to secure a more safe
and comfortable dormitory.
Limmss &a Fr.owEs.-A Ger
man florist related the other day
in a high state of irritation his
troubles in this way: "I have so
much drouble with the ladies when
dey come to buy mine rose. Dey
wants him hardy, dey wants him
doubles, dey wants him moondly,
dey wants him fragrand, dey
wants him nice goler, dey wants
him ebery dings in one rose. I
hopes I am not what you calls one
uncallant manig but* have some
dimes to say to datEladies, Madam, I
never often sees dat ladies dat.was
beautiful, dat was rich, dat was
good temper, dat was young, dat
was clever, dat was perfection in
one ladies. I sees her mueh not."
Anonymous letters are the ille
gitimate children of mental vaga
If men would set good exam
pies, they might hatch better hab
Experiences are more necessary
to some personia than to others.
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Special notices In local column 15 eWn.s
Advrsmf ad mau"ewiththenfBuml
ber of inmedmn will-be kept 4ftlI M frbid
and chaqged accordhWgy.
Sp~1alconracs adeI~fk hipadver
flseis, withUberal4sudrnao rate
Done with Neatness and Dispatch
TO RESTORE DROWNING
1. Lose no time. Carry out
these direcetions on thespt
2. Remove tbi~ froth and m:5-kMs
from the mouth andinosrflk~
3. Hold the body, -for. a few se
onds only, with the head hanging
down, so that the %ter* may 1-an
out of the langs andwippe
4. Loosen all' tight.,aricl: o
clothing about the neck anebe.
5. -See that -the -tongue is:pulWe
forward if. it *falls back iito thid'
throat. -ty takinighold otilti with
a handkerchietit will not s!io,.
.6. Iftthe.bre&thighm caft4
or nearly so, it amustbesius~
by pressure of th -thest wittr*'h;e
hands, in imit4tion of tho'naiWO-4.
air .1rop the .1ungs,-=~d4Howx1ng-'
to re-ewter and expand- than-by.
the elasticty t. the -ribs .
member that thi's i's the MsMn
portant step of. -
To do it,reodily0sly th1*4*msn
on his bmck,. with a ceshion, pil-.
"The roast beef just rem.ovsiL'~
uP;1~, mntn thA nneldinrP'