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A Family Companion, Devoted to Literature, Miscellany, News, Agriculture, Markets, &c.
Vol. X1. WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 13, 187
THNE HERA LDI
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At Newberryq S. C.
BY THIOS. F, GREN~KERY
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NAMING THE CHICKENS.
There were two little chicl-ens hatched oat
by one hen
And the owner of both was our little boy
So be set him to work as soon as tbe.v cAme,
To miake them a house and fiad them.a i3ame.
As for bailding a bouse, Benny knew TerF
That he couldn't do that; but his big brother
Must be handy at tools, for he'd been to col
Where boys are supposed to learn all sorts
Phil WO* very good natured, and soon his
lIad a nice cozy home for his chicks and
And a happier boy in the country just then
Could loot have been foud than our dear
But a name for his pets it was harder to
At less Jast as suited exactly his mind; I
No 7nother of tw:gns was ever more haunted
With tronble to find Jast the ones that she
and it cost two hundred rubies. I
wLi~h you must make good.'
':~.ry dear madam, I beg you not
to detain me. I am obliged to go
on duty at once. As to the two
hundx~d rubles-I really cannot I
inwardly disturbed he was; but
stepping close up to them both he
said, with apparent self-command':
'You will renounce your claim
when I tell you that I am a-a poor
man, who has nothing to live on
but his ofpceri ay, and the amount
of that pay hardly reaches the sum
of two Lundhed rubles in a whole
year. 1 can, therefore, make no
annds for the misfortune except
by again begging your pardon.'
'Oh: aiybody could say all
that ; but we'Ill see if it's true; we'll
find out if you have nothing but
your pay. I declare myself not sat
isfied with your excuses, and I de
mand my money,' pe:rsisted the
lady, in the hard voice of a thor
oughJ3 nnfeeling woman.
'That is true-you are right,' the
husband add -d, dZtifully support
ing h:r. 'By good luck we have
bhe open couif now jast in session.
Go w th us before the judge and he
will decide the matter.'
All further protestation on the
:fficer's' part that he was poor, that
do was expected on duty, did not
elp mafters. Out of respect for
his uniform, and to avoid an open
cene, he had to go with them to
bhe court-room, where the gallery
was densely packed with a crowd of
After waiting some time, the lady
had leave to bring her complaint.
'What have you to answer to this
32mplaint' said the judge, turning
to the officer, who seemed embar
rassed and half in despair.
'On the whole, very little. As
'he lateness of the hour, and being
:equired on duty, compelled me to
urrv, I did not notice the lady's
brain, which was dragging on the
vround. I caught one of my spurs
in it, and had the misfortune to tear
the dress. Madame would not re
eive my ex.nse, but perhaps she
might find herself more disposed to
Forgiveness, when I again declare,
o help me God, that I committed
this awkward blunder without any
mischievous intention, and I earn
estly beg that she will pardon me.'
A murm,ir ran through the gal
ery, evidently from the people1
taking sides with the defendant,!
and against long trains in general,
nd the lady ini particular.
The judge called to order, and
ased 'A you satisfied with the
daenant's explanation ?'
'Not at all satisfied. I demand
wo hundred rubles in payment for
my torn dress.'
'Defendant, will you pay this
'I1 would have paid it long before
this had I been in a position to do
so. Unfortunately I am poror. My
pay as an officer is all I have to live
-You hear, complainant, that the
defendant is not able to pay the
sum you demand of him. Do you
still wish t.he comapLint to stand ?'
An unbi oken stillness reigned
tr'oug'oat the hall, and the young
oiucer' bw: .ath~ could be heard comn
'I wish ito tosKu. The law shall
givef me y righits.
There r:n through the ows of
people a murmaue of indignation
that sounde. like a rushing of wa
-Consider, complainiant, the con
sequence of your demand. The de
fendant can be punished only by
being depaired of -his personal lib
erty. and by that you could obtain
no satisfaction, while to the defend
ant it might prove the greatest in
jr'y in his rank and position as an
oder, and1 especially as he is an
officer who is poor' and dependent
upon his pay. Do) you still insist
upon your comiplaint?'
The course the aifihir was taking'
seeed to ha~ve become painful to
th lady's husband. He spoke with
his wife urgentiy, but as could be
seen by the way sheo held up her
head and the energy with which
sh shook it. qut uselessly. The
judge was j ait going on to further
consider the case, when a loud
v~ice was heard from the audience:
I will plhce the two hundred
?ule:; tThe service of the defend
There followed a silence, during
which a gentleman forced his way
tro :gh th" ec'owd and placed him
.if by th.a -ol1ung 'ffieer's side.
'S I a the Prince of --
and beg you will oblige me by ay
cepting the loan of the two hundred
rubles in question.'
'Prinece, I am not worthy of your
kindness, for I don't know if I shall
ever be able to pay the loan,' an
swered the young man, in a voice
tremulous with emotion.
'Take the money at all events, I
can wait until you are able to re
turn it.' Thereupon the prince held
out two notes of a hundred rubles
each, and coming close up to him,
whispered a few words very softly.
There was a sudden lighting in the
young officer's face. He immedi
ately took the two notes, and turn
ing toward the lady, handed them
to her with a polite bow.
'I hope, madame, you are satis
With a malicious smile she reach
ed out her hand for the money.
'Yes; now I am satisfied.'
With a scornful g;ance over the
crowd of spectators, she prepared
to leave the court room on her hus
'Stop, madame,' said the officer,
who had suddenly become like an
other man, with a firm and confi
'What do you want?'
The look that the young woman
cast upon him was as insult.ng as
'I want my dress,' he answered,
with a slight but otill perfectly po
'Give me your address, and I will
send it to you.'
'Oh, no, my dear madame, I am
in th' habit of taking my purchases
with me at once. Favor me with
the dress immediately.'
A shout of approbation came
from the gallery.
'Orderl' cried the judge.
'What an insane demand,' said
the lady's husband. 'My wife can
not undress herself here.'
'I have nothing to do with you,
ir, in this matter, but only with
the complainant. Be so good, ma
dame, as to give me the dress i
mediately. I am in a great hurry ;
my affairs are urgent, and I cannot
wait a moment longer.'
The pleasure of the audience at
the expense of the lady increased
with every word, until it was hard
to enforce any approach to quiet,
so that either party could be heard.
'Do not jest any more about it.
I will hurry and send you the dress
as soon as possible.'
'I am not jesting. I demand
from the representative of the law
my own property-that dress,' said
the officer, raising his voice.
The judge, thus appealed to, de
'The officer is right, madame.
You are obliged to hand him over
the dress on the spot.'
'I can't undress here myself before
ll these people,andgo home without
ay dress on,' said the young wo
man, with anger and tear-s.
'You should have thought of that
sooner. Now you have no time to
los 3. Either give up the dress of
your own accord, or-.' A nod
tat could not be misinterpreted
brought to the lady's side two offi
cei of justice, who seemed aboutJ
to take, upon themselves the office
of my lady's maid.
'Take your money backr, and leave
mec my dress.'
-Oh, no, madame ; that dress is
now worth more than two hundred
rubles to mec.'
'How much do you ask for it ?'
'Two thousand rubles,' said the
'I will pay the sum,' the weeping
lady's husband responded, prompt
l-. 'I have here five hundred r'u
bles. Give me pen and paper and
I will write an order upon my bank
er for the remaining fifteen hun-1
After he had writ ten the draft
the worthay pair withdrew, amidst
hisses from the audience.
Query: Did the lady ever againi
;et her dress sweep the street. ]
The British Copyright Commis
sion has held a dozen sittings, and
a majority of the publishers and]
authors who have testified before it,
urge that the period of copyright
should be largely extended, if not
made per-petual. The present term
of copright i2n gland is for the
HE COULDN'T LINGER.
A great many strapped printers,
ire on the road now, and scarcely a
lay passes but one or more of them
3trikes us for a job. Those from
ne West say that business is dull
n all the towns out there, and those
-oming from the East have the
ame tale of hard times to tell about
,he country they have passed
;hrough. One of them limped into
he office the other day, and pro
)ounded the old, old question:
"How's work ?"
"First rate," said one of the pro
)rietors; "never was better."
"I'd like to get in enough to get
ne something to eat,' said the
ramp, as he pulled his coat down
ver one shoulder.
"More work here than we know
vhat to do with," continued the
"Well, that's what I'm after,"
iaid the tramp, and he threw the
)ther shoulder in view.
"But"-and the tones of the boss
vere as sad and plaintive as the
noan of a lQst child-"there's no
Like a startled mud turtle "juk
ng" into its shell, that printer shot
)ack into his coat, and a sigh
)artly of regret, somewhat of relief
-escaped him. He was sorry to
)e disappointed, and glad that he
iad been made acquainted with the
ituation before he had wasted any
f his energies in any uncompensa
"If you ain't got any money, how
to you pay your hands ?' he asked,
rancing around at the boys, who
vere pulling out with as much en
rgy as if they were working in a
"We pay them in real estate and
own lots, sir," replied the boss,
ho happened to be in a communi
,ative humor. "My partner and I
unm the paper, not as a money
naking institution, but a medium
hrugh which to dispose of a quan
~ity of land which we could not get
>ff our hands in any other manner.
When we find a pi-inter who is will:
ng to work, and take his pay in the
ree soil of Missouri, we employ
ui; otherwise, notsoever."
The tramp looked puzzled and
listressed, but he said:
"I don't care about settling down
ust now and becoming a landed
roprietor. I'm poor enough al
eady. I don't want any more of
~his country than I can convenient
y carry around with me. I'm too
~eeble to grow up with any consid
rabe amount of it. Good day,
' Hold on," said the proprietor.
'Don't tear yourself away from a
:onanza before you are acquainted
with the nature of its resources.
Ihere is an opportunity offered you
o acquire distinction, if not wealth.
ou see that young fellow over
here by the windowv?"
"The one with a far away, vacant
ook in his mild blue eyes ?"
"Yes. Well, that young man has
nst about completed his appren
;iceship, and I've made him out a
leed to one hundred town lots in
sonsideraion of his services. You
san see them from the window.
Ealf of them are on the bar and
he other half in the river, but they
vill be very valuable in a century
r two. 0, sir, all the boys here
re heavy property holders. The
ressman owns half that bar, and
he jours can each point with pride
o the mighty Missouri, and say it
oils and surges over their posses
~ions, guarding and enriching them.
ou 7ee that man over in the cor
"That long, sad, consumptive
.ooking being ?"
"Yes. Speak low. I gave him a
leed for one thousand acres of land,
n payment for three years' work.
[t was swamp land, in Linn Coun
y, and he has just retuirned from a
visit to it. He is working this
~veek for a lot in the cemetery. His
lace will soon be vacant, and you
nay have it on the same terms if
The tramp moved uneasily about,
m finalPy went to the window and
mIz'3d onit over the town. Present
y he called the proprietor to him
"I haven't long to tsrry. Some-:
thing seems to call and beckon me
away. But I don't mind working
a couple of hours for that corner v
lot over there-the one with a sa
loon on it."
"I'm truly sorry," said the boss, tl
"but I deeded that lot last week to 'w
the boy who carries papers. There's f
a lot right back of it, with a nice P
cellar on-wouldn't that suit you ?" g
"No, I believe not. I guess I I
can't linger with you, however much ri
I might desire to. I have a pre- c(
sentiment that I am not long for la
this world, and I fain would lay ti
my bones to rest in the home of my
childhood. Farewell, old man. V
Your kindness has moved me. I'm a]
homeward bound." M
He bounded down stairs, and;tE
continued his journey into the East. t
-.-.-... M r(
THE PRINTER'S DUES.
This is supposed to be the time et
of year when people have money,
and indeed some of them-not a
few either-do have it, for we have
open evidences of the fact. They g
are bringing their cotton and o.her s!
produce to market. What better 63
proof is needed than this ? AndI
yet the Printer is forgotten and his 1n
bard-earned money does not put in tc
its appearance. To such of our
patrons who are due us for sub.h
scription and advertising we com- e(
mend the following remarks of an
exchange, and ask them to step in aI
and see us:
The printer's dollars-where are b
they? A dollar here and a dollar P
there, scattered over the numerous ho
small towns, all over the country,
miles and miles apart ; how shall le
they be gathered together? The ti
pper maker, the journeyman com
positor, the building owner, the s
grocer, the tailor, and all assistants
to him in carrying on his business aE
bave their demands, hardly ever so I
small as a single dollar. But the h
mites from here and there must be o:
diligently gathered and patiently f(
hoarded, or the wherewith to dis- 1s
charge the liabilities will never be- tI
coe sufficiently bulky. We imag- t
ie the printer will have to get up h
an address to his widely scattered if
dollars something like the follow- 'm
Dollai a, halves quarters, dimes, P
and all manner of fractions into k
which you are divided, collect your- h
selves and come home. You are h
wanted. Combinations of all sorts '
of men that help to make the print- b;
er a proprietor, gather in such b
force, and demand with such good c
reasons your appearance at this
counter, that nothing short of you a
will appease them. Collect your-l
selves, for valuable as you are you
will never pay the cost of collect- a:
ing. Come here in single file, that 1
te. printer may form you into bat- li
talion, and send you forth again to 54
attle for him and vindicate his I
Reader, are you sure you haven't 0
a couple of the printer's dollars I
sticking about your clothes ? If t]
you have, order them home imme- a
WHr A Cmin LovES SUGAR..-The
craving of children for sweets is
well known to be one of the most t,
imperious of their appetites. It '
has reference probably to that cease
less activity which especially char- 0
acterizes the age of childhood. It P
may be that sugar performs in their a
system t~t e part enacted by the fatty0
substance in th3 bodies of adults.c
As it undergoes oxidation-is burntg
up, circulating with the blood-it s
may be the source of the power
which enables them to keep in mo
tion from morning to night. Be
sides this, it is known that it ren
ders easier and mnore perfect the V
digestion of the albuminous food ir
upon which their growth depends. d
In respect to these offices it is, a:
therefore, nearly essential to their h
well-being. And yet how strong, V
for generations, has been the pre q
judice against sugar! Under what t
difficulties, and in the face of what
discouragements and protests have
our children obtained the luxury. t
Why are washerwomen the still- h~
est of people.? Because they put
out their tabs to catch soft water b
men it r..ina hard. ii
"Will you 1" asked a pleasant
Dice. And the husband answered:
"Yes, my, dear with pleasure."
It was quietly but heartily said;
1e tone, the manner, the look,
ere perfectly natural and very af
ctionate. We thought: How
leasant the courteous reply! How
ratifying it must be to the wife!
[any husbands of ten years' expe
ence are ready enough with the
)urtesies of politeness to the young
dies of their acquaintance, while
iey speak with abruptness to the
ife, and do many rude little things
ithout considering them worth an
?ology. The stranger whom they
ay have seen but yesterday, is lis
ned to with deference, and al
iough the subject may not be one
the pleasantest nature, with a
ady smile; while the poor wife,
she relates a domestic grievance,
snubbed or listened to with ill
)ncealed impatience. Oh!. how
rong this is-all wrong.
Does she urge some request
"Oh ! don't bother me," cries her
acious lord and master. Does
ie ask for necessary funds for Su
s shoes or Tommy's hat
"Seems to me you're always want
g money !" is the handsome re
Is any little extra demanded by
s masculine appetite, it is order
1, not requested:
"Look here, I want you to do so
id so-just -see that it's done;"
id off marches Mr. Boor, with a
w and a smile of. gentlemanly
lish for every casual acquaintance
3 may chance to recognize.
When we meet with such thought
sness and coarseness, o u r
Loughts revert to the kind voice
id gentle manner of the friend who
id 'Yes, my dear, with *leas
e." "I beg your pardon" comes
readily to his lips, when by any
btle accident he has disconcerted
er as it would in the presence
the amost fashionable sticklers
r etiquette. This is because he
a thorough gentleman, who
inks his wife in all things en
ted to precedence. He loves
er best. Why should he hes
ate to show it? not in sickly
landlin attentions, but in prefer
ng her pleasure, honoring her in
ablic as well as in private. He
row.s her worth. Why should he
esitate to attest it? "And her
isband he praised her," saith holy
rit ; not by fulsome adulation, not
y pushing her charms into notice,
ut by speaking as opportunity oc
rs, in many ways of her virtues.
Though words seem little things,
ad slight attention almost value
ss, yet, depend upon it they keep
ie flame bright, especially if they
re natural. The children grow up
a better moral atmosphere and
an to respect their parents as they
se them respecting ea-ch other.
[any a boy takes advantage of the
tother he loves, because he sees
ten the rudeness of his father.
asensibly he gathers to . his bosom
e same habits and the thoughts
ad feelings they engender and
i his turn becomes the petty
grant. Only his mother ! Why
aould he thank her i Father nev
r does. Thus the home becomes
3 seat of disorder and unhappi
ess. Only for strangers are kind
ords expressed, and hypocrites go
at from the hearthstones fully pre
ared to render justice, benevolence
rd politeness to every one and any
ne but those who have the justest
aims. Ah ! give us the kind
lance, the happy homestead, the
niling wife and courteous children
f the friend who said so pleasant
r: "Yes, my dear, with pleasure."
She used to meet him at the gate
rth a kiss and a smile like morn
ig light but now she comes to the
oor in a dingy old calico wrapper,
rd shoes down at the heel, shades
er eyes with her hand, and in a
oice that seems to need oiling, in
uires: "Did you bring that but
Some one remarked the other day
>Gen. Toombs, that they had seen
n item in a newspaper stating that
e had joined the Methodist church,
rhen the General replied: "Yes, I
new itwas alie as soonlas I saw
EXTERMINATION OF GRASS
At the convention of governors
recently held at Omaha, to decide
upon the best mode of exterminat
ing grasshoppers, a committee of
three was appointed to colket and
issue in pamphlet form all the more
practical means, based on experi
ence, for tue destruction of the
The following resolutions were
1. That it will be wise and pol
itic for the legislatures of the States
and Territories most deeply inter
ested to enact a law offering a
bounty per bushel for the collection
and destruction of eggs and un
2. That the several legislatures
authorize local taxation for the pur
pose of systematic efforts by ditch
ing, burning, etc., and we suggest
a repeal of the game laws, or a
modification of them, so as to pre
vent the destruction of birds which
feed on the insects; also the pre
vention of prairie fires until a suit
able time for the destruction of
young grasshoppers by .the
grass, and the encouragement of
tree calture for promoting moisture
and harboring birds.
3. Recommending, as far as
possible, a. survey to be made in
each State during the coming win
ter to ascertain those portions of
each county on which eggs are
most thickly laid. Further: That
we deem it .he duty of the Nation
al Government to make some- effort
to destroy and counteract the gieat
pest, thus preventing its in'uries,
and recommend the attachment of
a special commissioner to the gov
ernment surveys, to be sent annu
ally to the West, and that $2,500
be-appropriated-for the purpose of
paying the expenses of the commis
The president of the convention
was requested to draw up and pre
sent to the President of the United
States a letter setting the urgent
necessity of action by the General
Government on behalf of the sec
The Governors of Minnesota, Il
linois, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska',
Missouri, Colorado, Wyoming, Da
kota and Idaho were requested to
transmit to their respective dele
gates a record tf the proceedings
of the convention and request them
to urge on Coiigress speedy action
in this matter.
It is ascertained that grasshop
pers have not done the amount of
damage imagined ; that they can be
encountered, anid exterminated with
much less labor and difficulty than
heretofore supposed by united ef
fort at the proper time. No fears
need be entertained as to serious
results in the coming spring.
ON HIS E.-A New York man
was reading a story to his wife, the
other night, and came to a piece of1
"fine writing," in which the ear<.
the heroine was compared to "some
creamy white, pink tinted shell of
"By the way," said the husband,
cutting short his reading, "that de
scription of the ear reminds me of
your ear-you have an ear like a
It was the first compliment she
had received from him since the
early days of their marriage, and a
blush of pride suffused her face as
she asked :
"What kind of a shell, darling ?"
"An abalone shell," he replied.
She had never before heard of
nor seen an abalone shell, but she
did not want to display her igno
rance, so she made up her mind to
hunt it up in the "Condensed Con
chology" that ornamented the cen
ter table. Next morning, the first
thing she did after her husband had
left the house was to hunt up the
description of an abalone shell.
She found it. It was described as
a shell about the size of an ordinary
wagon wheel. She nursed her
wrath during that day,- and when
her husband came home that night
she met him at the door with the
towel roller, and now his ear is as
big as an abalone shell, but it looksI
like a piece of pounded beef.
Love of truth shows itself in dis
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YOU SEE, DRAWN OUT
BY ME, AND E'-%D
ED WITH A
TAKE =~ PAPE-We fI t1he
ollowing going the rounds of the
press. Read, ponder azd-p,&y up-1
Why don't yon take -theps
1hey're the life of my deli~~
~etabout election time, ancl then
I read- fot spite. Subscriboe, yon
,annot lose a cent; why should you
je afraid ? for cash thus spent is
monefly lent at interes; idur-fod
0-^d Go,mn, and. 4t"ke, -qnm-s
Why was the first of September
like the trans ~'ression of Adam?