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Vol. XIII. WEDNESDAY MORNING, JULY 25, 187. No. 30.
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WIDDER GREENE'S LAST
"I'm goin' to die," says the Widder Greene,
"I'm goin' to quit this airthly scene;
It ain't no place for me to stay
In such a world as 'tis to-day.
Such works and ways is too much for me.
Nobody can let nobody be,
The girls is flounced from top to toe,
nd that's the hull o' what they know.
The men is mad on bonds an' stocks,
Swearin' au' shootin' an' pickin' locks,
I'm real afraid 1'11 be hanged myself
Ef I ain't laid on my final shelf.
There ain't a cretur but knows to-day
I never was a lunatic any way,
Bat since crazy folks all go free
I'm dreadful afraid they'll hang up me!
There's another thing that's pesky hard
I can't go into a neighbor's yard
To say 'How be you' or borry a pin,
But what the paper'll have it in:
'We're pleased to say the Widder Greene
Took dinner a Tuesday with Mrs. Keene.'
Or, 'Our worthy friend Mrs. Greene's gone
Down to Barkhamstead to see her son.'
Great Jerusalem! can't I stir
Without a-raisin some feller's fur?
There ain't no privacy, so to sa;,
No more than if this was Judgment Day.
And as for meetin'-I want to swear
Every time I put my head in there;
Why, even 'Old Hundred''s spiled, and done
Like everything else under the sun;
It used to be solemn and slow,
'Praise to the Lord from men below,'
Now it goes like a gallopin' steer,
High diddle, diddle! there and here.
No respect to the Lord above
No more'n ef he was hand and glove
With all the creturs he ever made,
And aul the jigs that ever was played.
Preachin' too-but here I'm dumb
But I tell you what!i I'd like it some
If good old Parson Nathan Strong
Out o' his grave would come along,
Au' give us a stirrin' taste o' fire
Judgment and justice is my desire.
'Tain't all love and sickish sweet
That makes this world or t'other complete.
But law! I'm old! I'd better be dead
When the world's a turning over my head;
Sperits talkin' like tarnal fools.
Bibles kicked out o' deestrict schools,
Crazy creturs a-murderin^round
Honest folks better be under the ground.
So fare-ye-well! this airthly scene
No more'll be pestered by Widder Greene."
HE'S NOBODY BUT A PRINTER.
"Oh, he's nobody but a Print
er !" exclaimed Miss Ellen Du
pree to one of her friends, who
was speaking in terms of praise
and commendation of Mr. Barton
Williams, a young and very in
"Ellen, you speak as though a
printer was not entitled to re
spectabdlity. I hope you will ex
plain yourself," replied Miss Mary
"Well, I hope you'll excuse me ,
I do not think it becoming for a
young man who has to labor for a
living, to try to move in the so
ciety of' those who are his superi
ors. And, moreover, he might
win the affections of a young girl
superior to him in rank, and then
do you think her parernts would
be pleased ? I know I would ra
ther live an. old maid all my days
than marry a.printer-a man that
has to toil all day and night.; and
then, oh, to think of being ranked
among the poor," whined out Miss
"Then you think they are be
neath you ?"
"Yes, of cors.
"Both in word and intellect,
too, I suppose, do you not ?"
"Yes, everything !"
"Are you superior to a Frank
lin, to a Blackstone, to Campbell,
and many other eminent men
who were printers? Or do you
believe your intellectual powers
soar above many other distin
gaished printers of the present
"0, now and then you come
across one that is re-pectable, but
they are few and far between.
And as to Mr. Williams, I do not
consider him a Franklin, or a
Blackstone, or any one else much."
"iNor do I considler him bene'ath
my notice. Now, Miss Dupree, I
th~ink you ought to reflect serious
ly upon wvhat you are saymng, and
have some regard for my feelings.
You know not what you may
come to before you die."
"Well, I don't think I shall ever
come to be the wife of a printer,
or anybody who has to labor, nor
do I intend to countenance such
Mfs Grossman remained silent
"Good evening, sir."
Mr. Williams and Miss Cross
man conversed freely-mostly up
on literary subjects, upon which
both were well posted, and, of
course, the conversation was in
terestin(g to both, and Miss Dupree
sat as though she had been seized
by despair-now and then giving
a lazy nod of dissent or assent to
any and everything said to her.
Mr. Williams was gone and Miss
Dupree turned to Miss Crossman
"Mary, I am really astonished
at you. You are certainly in love
with that fellow. Well, you may
do as you please, but I assure you
I'll never consent to keep compa
ny with a printer."
Miss Dupree took her leave, and
Miss Crossman was left to think
of "love and matrimony," and her
* * * * *
Ten years were passed. A man
and his wife were seated before a
blazing fire. The evening was ex
tremely cold, and the wind blew
fierce and keen. The editor was
housed, with his wife, in their
stately mansion,-furnished in most
superb style, and lighted brilliant
ly with costly chandeliers. They
were the happy parents of four
intelligent and interesting chil
dren. It was about an hour after
sundown and the bell had just been'
rung for tea.. A rap was heard at
the street door, and upon opening
it, there stood a woman, pale and
dejected, and apparently not far
from the grave. She had with
her, three ragged children, shiver
ing with cold. The gentleman
and lady kindly asked them in to
"Sir, will you be pleased to give
me a little money to buy some
bread for my hungry children.
My husband has been drinking for
the last three weeks, and left me
without a morsel to give these
poor innocents, or any fuel to keel)
them warm," and then she wept
"Where do you live, ma'am ?"
"In the garret of the old Phcenix
"How long has your husband
been addicted to drinking ?" asked
the gentleman's wife, in a kind
"About three years."
"Madam," rejoined the generous'
editor, elI am truly sorry for you,
and of course shall bestow upon
you such charity as my means
will aflow. Will you relate your
misfortunes. I always feel a deep
sympathy for the unfortunate."
"Mine is a sad story. I was
raised in affluence; my father was
a wealthy merchant. My hus
band also was rich when we were
married. We took a tour to Eu
rope, and returned home, and we
lived happily and prosperously
for two years. Mr. Brooks was a
fashionable young man. He spent
money freely and we lived ex
travagantly. Three years more
and he was considered on the de
lining ground, and finally, by
high living and unnecessary ex
penditures of money, we were dis
possessed of our borne and reduced
to abject poverty ; and then my
husband took to drink; and now I
am a beggar, and these children
depending on my success for a
living, and I beseech you, in .be
half of my poor little children, to
bestow upon me such charity as
you feel disposed to grant."
Her story was told, and met a
kind response from a generous
heart. The lady of the house re
ognized the poor woman ; but
she did not feel disposed to make
herself known, but ushered them
mino the dining room and sat down
with them to a warm supper.
"Madim," said the lady, "what
was your maiden name ?"
The poor woman was so over~
come with gratitude and surprise
that she could not utter a single
word. She thought her's a famil
iar voice ; she had heard it before,
but she could not remember when
or where ; and after a long time
"I think I have known you in
time, but I cannot remember your
name, my good lady."
"Mary Crossman was my name
when I1 knew you."
"My God! who is your hus
"0O, he's nobody, only a printer !"
The poor woman remembered
being introduced before her muar
riage, to Mr. Williams-and she
remembered too how cold and
indifferent she was on that occa
ion. Yes, "nobody but a printer"
went like a dagger to her heart.
That printer was now her bene
Many persons complain that
they cannot find words for their
thoughts, when the real trouble is
that they cannot find thoughts for
A sure sign of a wasteful wife
is her lighting the candle by stick
ing it into the bars, instead of
using a match or a little DPe~pr.
THE STATE HOUSE PLOT.
Some Interesting Recollections of the Closing
Scenes of Robber Rule in Columbia by
One of the Men who guarded
the State House Doors.
A reporter.for the News and Cou
rier yesterday called upou James
Shannon, the signer of the communi
cation in relation.to "Furniture" Den
nis & Co., published a day or two ago.
Mr. Shannon gives an interesting
narrative of his adventures from the
time that he received his discharge
from the United States navy, July 21,
1876, until his arrival in this State.
He says that he made his way in
search of work from Brooklyn across
the country until he reached Darling
ton on the 8th of November last. Upon
his arrival there, he accidentally came
into contact with Baruch, then a Trial
Justice, and now Sheriff of that coun
ty. Through him he was introduced
to Whittemore as one who could pro
bably , prbcure him employment.
Whittemore seemed to think that he
had found in Mr. Shannon a man with
nerve and recklessness enough to do
the work which he himself said that
his "niggers" lacked the courage to
do. He accordingly promised him a
situation as United States deputy mar
shal; to execute warrants which he
was then preparing to issue. Mr.
Shannon witnessed much of the pro
cess of manufacturingaffidavits against
some of the most prominent and re
spectable white men in the county who
were marked out for arrest and perse
cution. He describes the modus ope
randi quite minutely. He says that
Whittemnore kept his blank affidavits
ready,and sent out his agents to drum up
negro intimidation witnesses. A negro
who made his appearance was invaria
bly given to understand about what he
was to swear to, and against whom.
When he was too stupid or too con
scientious,(this latter rarely happened,)
his language was twisted and contorted
to suit. About forty of these were
prepared; one, he remembers, against
Col. Law, a prominent Democrat of
that county. The manufacture was
continued until the time arrived for
the convening of the Legislature,
when Whittemore left for Columbia.
Almost immediately upon his arrival
there he sent down an urgent message
for Mr. Shannon to come up, tender
ing him the position of "Arresting
Sergeant" of the Legislature, and of
fering at the same time to defray all
expenses. His idea evidently was that
le had gotten hold of a desperate and
courageous :nan who would hesitate
at nothing. On the morning of Mr.
Shannon's arrival, he was met by
Whittemore, who went into the State
House, and returned in a few.minutes
bearing a commission as Deputy Ser
geantat-Arms, which he handed him.
Mr. Shannon immediately went on
duty, and was given virtual command
of the negro constabulary about the
doors. Here he remained until the
storming of the House by the Demo
cratic members. He states that the
movement was a complete surprise.
He was the only man at the door at
the time, and'was swept out of the
way, despite his resistance. On that
day, about three hours after the en
trance of the Democrats, Mackey came
to Mr. Shannon and asked- rather
abruptly if he did not have a pistol.
Upon his replying in the negative,
Mackey told him to call at his office
next morning. He did so, and was
handed a fine Colt's six-barreled re
volver with the significant remark
that ''he knew how to use it." The
force of negroes was increased, all of
them being armed and under Mr.
Shannon's orders. On the first or
second night that the Democrats were
in the hall of the House, six cases con
taining 120 breech-loading rifles with
ammunition and accoutrements were
brought over from the State armory
and deposited in Kennedy's office.
Mr. Shannon heard Beatty, who acted
as his superior officer, say that in case
of an "emergency" the door of Ken
nedy's office was to be broken open if
the key could nof be conveniently ob
tained, and the men armed with the
rifes. After the Democratic mem bers
had been in a day or two, Mr. Shan
non ascertained, or was given to un
derstand that Jillson, Dennis, Hayne
and some others of the bolder spirits
were to act as deputi sergeants-at-arms,
and attempt the ejection of the ob
jectionable members, being supported
by the Radicals and negroes who were
freely admitted by orders, while all
white men were rigidly excluded. Up
on resistance being made sufficient force
was to be used to provoke violence.
Immediately upon any manifestation
of this sort Lieutenant Anderson or
Kellogg, one of whom was to be at
the door, would give a signal to bring
up the troops from down stairs. These
lieutenants expressed many fears lest
their mea should refuse to act in put
ting out or shooting at the white men,
but it was determined to lead the
troops into the melee, so as to get at
least one hurt, which they judged
would be sufficient to answer the pur
pose of securing martial law, or the
ejectment of all Democrats and the
upholding of the Chamberlain govern
ment. How this plan was baffled by
the withdrawal of the "Wallace"
House is known to all. The Radi
fully cognizant of the plan, and were
all armea. After the adjournment of
the two Houses, Mr. Shannon was
retained to discipline and watch the
negro constabulary, and remained
there until the final capitulation of
Chamberlain and his crew. He says
that Elliott brought in an additional
supply of arms, which, with the oth
ers, were stored in the headquarters
of the constabulary, and kept ready
for use. He also says that the troops
frequently declared their intention of
throwing down their arms if Hamp
ton or his men attempted to capture
the State House, and expressed their
wish that he would. Twenty deter
mined men, he says, could have taken
the building at any time. Mr. Shan
non was behind the scenes, and cer
tainly knows of what he speaks. His
statements can, he claims, be confirmed
by Andrew Doherty, who was, like
himself, in the Radical service with
Democratic feelings, and who is now
in Columbia.-News & Courier, 12th.
THE SOUTHERN BLACKS.
NEGRO CIVILIZATION RETROGRADING,
ESPECIALLY WHERE NEGROES ARE
IN THE ASCENDANT.
Northern people, who judge of
the negro- race by the few speci
mens of intelligent colored barbers
and waiters they see at home, al
ways have their theories as to the
condition and capabilities of the
race suddenly unsettled when they
study the pure African types of the
plantation-ignorant, ragged, dirty
blacks, with countenances so brutal
as to be repulsive, and persons and
clothing so disgusting and odiously
unclean, that their presence is in
supportable. However enthusiasti
cally one may favor the principle
of equal civil rights, he does not
want to ride in a railway car with
such creatures as these. Fortu
nately he is not obliged to, for they
go into the cars provided for them
of their own accord, and seem to
have no desire for the company of
the whites. Occasionally a respect
ably dressed colored man or woman
rides in the same car with the white
passengers, no one objecting. Col
or prejudice appears to be slowly
giving way, but the prejudice against
close association with such dirty,
bad-smelling people as are the ma
jority of the plantation negroes may
be expected to continue for all time.
The whites at the South say that
all negroes will steal, but this is an
extravagant generalization, for eve
ry white man or woman who repeats
this common saying will, if ques
tioned, admit to having known col
ored people who were scrupulously
honest. Nevertheless, it cannot be
denied that the blacks as a class
are . much more given to stealing
than the poor, ignorant whites.
Southern prisons and penitentiaries
are full of negroes, and in more
than one Southern State there is a
serious agitation in favor of reviv
ing the whipping post as a punish
ment for theft, to relieve the com
munity from the heavy burden of
supporting so many prisoners. I
have found convincing evidence
that the heavy preponderance of
blacks over whites in the county
jails and State prisons is not the
result of any unfairness on the part
of judges and juries in the trial of
the former. In addition to proofs
of this given in former letters, I
may cite the Mississippi State pris
on, which, under Republican ad
minstration, had on its rolls about
1,000 convicts, only one-tenth of,
whom were whites, and now has
about 2,000, (effect of improved ad
ministration of justice,) but shows
no change in the proportion of
blacks to whites, ten to one being
still the ratio. In most of the old
slave States a large number, not all,
of the convicts are hired out to
contractors for work on railroads,
levees and plantations. The sys
tem is not a good one for correc
tion and discipline, but the States
are too poor to build prisons large
enough to hold all the negroes
guilty of grand larceny.
It may well be doubted, as I said
before, if, on the whole, the negroes
are making any substantial pro
gress. They are in the best condi
tion in sections where the whites
predominate, while in regions where
the black population is proportion
ally heaviest they are barely one
remove from African barbarism.
They speak the English language
and profess a religion that is nom
inally Christian, but in their ways
of living they are essentially barba
rians still. To give them political
ascendancy over the whites was the
most horribly grotesque experiment
ever tried in the science of govern
ment. The only hope of their get
ting forward in thLe path of civiliza
tion, with anything like rapidity,
lies in the prospect that the tide of
emigration will soon be deflected
frot the West to the South, and
the whites, thus reinforced by large
numbers of settlers from the North
ern States and Europe, will become
as dominant in numbers as they
are now in intelligence. The ne
gro appears capable of originating
and developing no fruits of civil
zation from his own nature ; the
white man must sow the seed.--E.
V.maly i- n N. Y. Tribune.
[From the New York Tribune, July 4.]
THE HOME OF HOWLING AND DESPAIR
HOW GOTHAM GETS RID OF HER
The Public Home for Dogs, at
Sixteenth Street and East River,
was opened yesterday morning,
not formally, but very unceremo
neously. The dog-catchers, who
with worldly wisdom had stored
in cellars, during all last week, an
immense canine supply, felt ag
grieved that the pound was not
ready on Monday, as they expect
ed. Not only would the delay
oblige them to hold over a large
stock ready for market, but the
additional captures of Monday
must be cared for after some fash
ion. There was danger, too, that
the whole lot would spoil on their
hands. It did not seem impossi
ble that an attack of the much
dreaded Society for the Prevention
of Cruelty to Animals might break
out at any moment. These fears
were not unfounded. Several
choice lots, penned up in dark cel
lars, without food or drink (in one
or two instances numbering 50
curs), were turned into the street
by Mr. Bergh's officers. Therefore
those dog catchers whose stock
had been spared, were at the pound
bright and early yesterday morn
ing, anxious to be relieved of their
victims. Nobody seemed to be in
a very pleasant temper. The dog
catchers were earlyfor the reasons
mentiored, and because the many
bites and scratches, received in
Monday's hunt, were not alto
gether enjoyable. And the keep
ers and the workmen, cursed by
the dog catchers, and hurried by
Mr. Bergh's officers, who threaten
to lock them up as accessories to
deeds of cruelty if the pound is
not speedily finished. Grasped by
the nape of the neck, the snap
ping, sprawling little beasts were
transferred, not tenderly or with
care, from the wagons to
pound. Soon each of the 9'- ken.
nels had an occupant.. Still they
came:.and presently each kennel
had two occupants. A sorry set
they were. Thin and mangy,
sore eyed and lame, they stood
with their paws on the edge of the
kennels and howled at the visitors.
All were tied by ropes, and some
of the more desperate tried to
jump over the sides of the boxes,
as it determined to hang them
selves. Those poor curs that had
been fastened to staples in the
aisles had constantly the air of ex
pecting to be kicked. Outside the
building were fresh arrivals. There
were constantly before the doors
haif a dozen wagons, each with a
sort of rough coop upon it, in
which were the unhappy victims
of the law. They were surrounded
by a great mob of boys and men,
dishevelled women, with babes in
their arms, made up the crowd.
The boys hooted and slyly poked
up the game ; the dogs yelped,
and the big, two-legged brutes
laughed at the sport. The howl
ing from all sides was terrific. It
was worse than Bedlam let loose.
or than a band of street musicians.
By noon over four hundred dogs
had been received, and two hun
dred more were crying for room.
The ordinance requiring the
animals to be kept for ty-eight
hours before drowning is declared
to be a nuisance by the officers.
Most of the dogs might be dis
posed of directly after being re
ceived. Generally speaking, no
valuable animals found or stolen
by the dog catchers will be taken
to the pound. All such can be
sold to the dog fanciers or their
masters again for much more than
thirty cents a head. An clement
of black mail enters into the busi
ness, says Mr. Hatfield, of the
Bergh Society. Only one respect
able dog was received at the pound
yeterday, and that has not been
claimed. It is a pretty brown
spaniel. Those pets which had
been redeemed, seven or eight in
number, were poor specimens of
Spitzes or miserable little mon.
grels. Their masters and mis
tresses must have loved them, not
because they were pretty, but be
ause they were good. One dog
catcher will be likely to get into
trouble. That is the man who
shall bring to the pound the es
pecial pet of Mr.. McMlahon, the
keeper. McMahon says his par
ticular dog~ was stolen from the
basement of his house on Monday,
and he threatens all sorts of ven
geance in a mild way if he catches
the catcher who caught that cur.
The crowd -did not seem toI
diminish much as the day drew to
a close. Dogs still arrived and
howled, the workmen still pounded
and painted, and still the pound
was unfinished. At 5 o'clock 550
crs were distributed among the
knnels, and nearly 200 more were
at the door. The keeper says he
will find room for them all in some
way, and that they must bear it as
best they may until 5 A.M. Thurs
day. Then he will put them out
of their misery. Then the iron
basket will be filled and swung out
into the river. Six minutes under
water will finish the contents. Mr.
Bergh's officers will be on the
ground on Thursday. Yesterday
they made no arrests. Fetterer,
the dog catching broker whom
they seized on Monday, was not
held for trial, much to their dis
gust. But the officers claim that
they are by no means through
with this business yet. They are,
THE SLAUGHTER COMMENCED.
NEW YORK, July 7.-Nearly 800
dogs were drowned at the pound
to-day, and the institution is still
full of unclaimed animals. The
dog-catchers are proceeding with
their work of canine extermina
tion with a vengeance, the moving
incentive being 30 cents per cur.
Arkansas furnishes this strange
tragedy; Emberry Cannon and
his two sons went on a spree in
Rockwell, and made so much
trouble that Sheriff Starks de
cided to arrest them. The drunk
ards resisted, and were savagely
whipping the sheriff, when he l
shot and killed one of the sons.
This happened three years ago.
Cannon declared that he would
retaliate for the death of his son,
and he offered several desperadoes
the job, at good pay, of killing
Starks. These efforts to hire a
murderer were heard of by Starks,
and he advertised his farm for
sale, intending to move to a safer
part of the country. Last Sep
tember George W. Garner, a fugi
tive from Texas, but a stranger in
Rockwell, called on Stark and pro
posed to buy the farm. He asked
to be shown the premises. Mrs.
Starks noticed that Garner carried
a revolver, and she warned her
husband not to accompany him.
Her fear'was well grounded. Gar
ner was under engagement to as
sassinate Starks, and Cannon had
agreed to pay $625 for the deed.
Starks was found dead, with seve
ral bullet boles in his head. Gar
ner and Cannon were both con
victed of murdrr, a few weeks ago.
On the day before the one appoint
ed for his execution, Garner and
his wife, who had been admitted
to his cell, were discovered dead.
The woman had gone in with her
mouth full of morphine, with
which they had poisoned them
selves. Thus over 4,000 persons,
who gathered to see the execution,
CHEAP GIRLs.--A girl who
makes herself too cheap is one to
be avoided. No young man, not
even the worst, excep.t for a base
purpose, wants anything to do
with a cheap young lady. For a
wife none but a fool or a rascal
will approach such a woman.
Cheap jewelry nobody will touch
if he can get any better. Cheap
girls are nothing but the refuse ;
and the young men know it, and
they will look in every othe.r di
rection for a life-long friend- and
companion before they will give
a glance at the pinchbeck stuff
that tinkles at every turn for fas
cinating the eye of any that will
look. You think it is quite the
"correct thing" to talk loudly and
coarsely, be boisterous and hoy
dnish~in all public places; to
make yourself so bold and forward
and commonplace, everywhere,
that people wonder if you ever
bad a mother, or a home, or any
thing to do! So be it. You will
probably be taken for what you
are worth, and one of these years,
if you do not make worse than a
hipneck of yourself', you will
begin to wonder whbere the charms
are that once you thought your
self possessed of, and what evil
spirit could have so befooled you.
So on, but remember, cheap girls
attract nobody but fools and ras
A HOME PAPER.-An exchange
ays, we like to see a man refuse
to take his local paper, and all the
time sponge on his neighbor the
reading of it.- We like to hear a
nan complain when we ask him
to subscribe for his home paper,
that he takes more papers than he
re-ads now, and then go around
and borrow his neighbor's or loaf
bout him until he gets the news
rom it. We like to see a man
-un down his home paper as not
worth taking, and evory now and
then beg the editor for a favor in
,he editorial line. We like to see
. merchant refuse to advertise in
. ome paper, and then try to get
share of trade which papers
ring to town. But, above all
hings, we like to see a rich, miser
y man who cannot pay for his
ocal paper always manage to be
~round in time to read the paper,
t the expense of a friend not
wvorth the tenth part of what-be
imself is. It looks so economical.
thrifty and progressive, you know.
-Four things are required in a
wife-virtue in her heart, modesty
n her face, gen.tleness on her lips
nd industry in her hands.
One of the severest penalties to
which criminals in Holland were
n ancient times condemned, was
o enerived of the use of salt.
THE SECOND BABY.
Between the first baby and the
second, what a falling off is there,
my countrywomen ! Not in in
trinsic value, for the second may
chance to be "as pretty a piece of
flesh as any in Messina," but in
the imaginary value with which
it is invested by its nearest kin
and more distant female belong
ings. The coming of the first baby
in a household creates an immense
sensation-that of the second com
paratively a commonplace affair.
The first baby is looked for with
anxiety, nursed with devotion,
admired with enthusiasm, dressed
with splendor and made to live
Baby number two is not longed
for by any one (except, perhaps,
the mother); is nursed as a matter
of course, and admired as a matter
of courtesy ; is dressed in the cast
off clothes of number one, and gets
initiated into life without much
ceremony or system. The first
baby is generally welcome, even
to parents who are doubtful about
the morrow's meal. It flings a
poetry over their poverty ; they
look on it with unutterable love,
with tender respect, a mystic bond
of love that no time, and perhaps
not even eternity itself can untie !
It is a new and wonderful thing!
They can't get familiar with the
wonder of it! Its whole little be
ing is a marvelous work, and the
hearts of the parents, especially
of the mother, glow with the
purest ecstacy, when they take
it in their arms and think : "This
is my child, from the care and love
of this creature nothing, I thank
God, can set me free!" So it is
with the first child. Indeed, one
would think no child had ever
been born into the world before,
when one listens to a couple talk
ing of their first-born during its
first year. Ah! there is scarcely
any joy in life equal to that joy at
the birth of the, first child. It
never comes again ; there is never
another first .child. Of course
parents will say and feei that the
second "is very precious ;" that
"love it just as much as the first;'=
that "each child brings its full
share of love with it;" and that
True love in this differs from gold and clay
That to divide is not to take away.
So that they can love a dozen as
much as one. But let them com
pare their sensations at the first
birth with their sensations at sec
ond, and they will acknowledge a
wide difference. But it by no
means follows that, because the
first child creates so much more
vivid a sensation in the household
than the second, it deserves to be
loved more. As a general rule,
you will find the second child, in
various ways. superior to the first
-often superior to all the succeed
ing children, where a family is
In the first place,a second child
benefits in infancy and childhood
by the experience gained by the
Babynumber two escapes most
of the medicine administered to
number one, and a great deal of
the dressing-in which respects
baby number two has decidedly
. Baby number two escapes the
evil effects of flattering tongues,
which tell number one twenty
times a day that it is "the sweet
est little thing that ever was seen."
Baby number two escapes the
evil effects of jealous suggestions,
such as "Oh!i your nose is put out
of joint," "You're not the only one
now !" "The new baby is the dar
ling now I"
Baby number two has the ad
vantage of the company of an
elder brother or sister ; he learns
a thousand things more easily in
:onsequence. His ownr voluntary
imitation is aiorth all the direct
teachings mothers clad nurses can
SThen again, if number two be
followed by more of his kind, he
is sure to take them kindly ; as he
has never been the only one he
sees no harm in the coming of
"another, and another, and ano
"But," says some reader, and
with considerable show of reason,
"do not all these advantages which
ou attribute to the second child,
belong to the rest of the younger
bhildren ? 1 think not, and for
these reasons. Parents become
cstomed to the birth of chil
dren, and those, with limited in
omne-as if any incomes wvere un
imited-find that to educate the
other children at as great a money
ost as the two elder, is more than
they can manage. and so the
younger children are not so well
ff as the second child. The sec
ond child is generally the best of
the family. I ought to know, for
[ am a second child myself, and
on that ground alone-have come
to the foregone conclusions, and
make a point of watching the ca
eer of second babies.
Why does the wife of the re
ormed drunkard rejoice. Because
he anhsand doesn't liquor any
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DONE WITH NEATNESS AND DISPATCH.
BLINKUS AND THE ROBBER.
Last night, just after Blinkus
and his wife were snugly stowed
away in bed, Mrs. B. tbought she
beard the front door slam.
"Hubbie dear, do you hear that
front door slamming?"
"No, dearie, I locked it just be
fore I wound up the clock."
"I didn't see you go out in the
"But I did, love."
"I think you must be mistaken."
"Well, I know when I locked
the door, dammit !"
"Now, you shan't swear at me.
That door is open and you know
it. 'Sposen the burglars get in
and carry off all the silver. We'd
be in a nice fix."
"Thev'd be worse off with the
old plated stuff. Besides, who in
h-I ever heard of a burglary above
A street ?"
"If you don't get up and lock
that door, I'll rush out and scream
for the police. I'll rouse the neigh
borhood if it's the last act of my
Blinkus, somewhat alarmed at
threat, rose up and began to
fumble around for a match.
"The matches are at the end of
the washstand, love."
Blinkus passed at the point de
signated and broke a soap-dish.
"I never saw such ain awkward
an since I was born," quoth Mrs.
B. from the bed, just as B. stum
led back over a spittoon, and sat
own in it so forcibly that it was
smiashed ibto forty pieces.
'"O Lord !" ejaculated~ Mrs. B.
Blinkus next struck his toe
against a towel rack, and an oath
issolved itself -into the darkness.
Then he stepped on the baby's rat
tle and ran one of the points into
his foot half an inch. Jumping
aside he upset the center-table,
and began to flounder out toward
he hall. His young hopeful's chair
as there, and he fell over it six
different times before he reached
"Was it open ?" queried a voice
from the bed.
"Oh! it must have been some
thing else I heard."
flow A TEN-DOLLAR BILL PAID
INETY DOLL AR'S DEBT. - Mr.
Brown kept boarders. Around
is table sat Mr. Brown, Mrs. An
drews, the village milliner; Mr.
Black, the baker ; Mr. Jordan, a
carpenter, and Mr. Hadley, a flour,
feed and lumber merchant.
Mr. Brown took out of his pock
et-book a ten-dollar note, and
handed it to Mrs. Brown, saying.
"Here, my dear, are ten dollars
toward the twenty I promised
Mrs. Brown handed it to Mrs.
Andrews, the milliner, saying:
"That pays for my new~ bon
Mrs. Andrews said to Mr. Jor
dan, as she handed him the note :
"That will pay for your work
n my counter.'
Mr. Jordan handed it to Mr.
Hadley, the flour, feed and lumber
merchant,- requesting his lumber
Mr. Hadley gave the note back
to Mr. Brown, saying :
"Tat pays ten dollars on board."
Mr. Brown passed it to his wife
with the remark that that paid
her twenty dollars he promised.
She in turn paid it to Mr. Black
to settle her bread and pastry ac
ount, who handed it to Mr. Had
ley, wishing credit for the amount
mn his flour bill, he again return
ing it to Mr. Brown with the re
mark that it settled for that
month's board. Whereupon Mr.
Brown put it back into his pocket
book, exclaiming "that he never
thought a ten-dollar bill would go
'Tbus a tcn-dollar greenbac2k was
made to pay ninety dollars indebt
edness inside of five minutes.
We commend the above philoso
phical illustration to the careful
attention of our subscribers, who
are in arrears, and earnestly ap
peal to each one of them to st-rt
adollar, cr a half dollar on a debt
paying mission. It. will certainly
be kept in motion till it returns to
A friend says that the first thing
hat turned his attention to matri
uony, was the neat and skillful
Lnannr in which a pretty girl
andled a broom. He may see
,he time when the manner in w hich
,hat broom is handled will not af
>rd him so much satisfaction.
The worst edncation which