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ANOTHER LARGE LOT
FROM FIVE CENTh UP.
T. O .-if
DON'T STAY AFTER TEN.
I'vejust a word to say to you,
When me you come to see
You know that none in all the world
Is half so dear to me.
'Tis this: I would request of you,
That when you come again
To see me in the evening,
Yeu won't stay after ten.
For after ten, as moments fly,
I tremble o'er and o'er,
Lest papa's visage I should see
Come peeping at the door.
He's there to execute his threat;
He said he'd surely come,
If e'er you staid so late again,
And tell you to go home.
And when I down to breakfast go
Papa will frown at me,
And say, "My chid, that bean of yours
Is going to hear from me. 4
This sort of thing I will not have;
So, when he comes again,
I'll just go down and show him out,
If ke don't go at ten."
And so, though your society
Makes heart and soul beat warm,
I heave a sigh of vast relief
At your retreating form.
You know that you are welcome,
0, best beloved of men! 4
Many a scolding yqha*e caused
By staying after ten!
IOW HE READ IT.
Altbough it was a bachelor's es
ablishment, there were few man
ions bandsomer, than Mr. How
ad Coleman's, and many were
ha feminine hearts who would
iot have been at all averse to
ransform the imposing stone
-ont and its rows of plate glass
vindows, against which tbe al
noist priceless lace-curtains'feli in
>amy grace, into a paradise that
ould not be a bachelor's para
Everything was faultlessly hand
ome inside, furnished with an
quisite finish ot detail that de
ioted the refined taste of the
People wondered-and had been
on dering for twenty years-why
r. Coleman did not marry.
Forty-eight found him a portly 1
-not too portly-gentleman, with
fine frank face, adorned by a
ick, drooping white moustache,
4riht laughing ey'es, as dai'k as
el could be, and thick luxuriant
~rey hair-a handsome, indepen
ent gentleman who bad all his
ife liked his bachelor life, and his
achelor home that was so grace
ullf~ pr.esided over, by his wid
~wed sister ; who liked the ladies
markably well, but who had
evr been convinced he could
ve any one as ho believed a wife
bould be loved, unless we except
tle May Dean, whose blue eyes
iad oncee or twice been lifted to
ok at this wonderful rich, hand
:me gentleman, who was Mrs.
enderson's brother, and Mrs. An
lerson was one of those genuine.
gh-bred ladies who was not
Lshamed to condescend to be a
varm, true friend to May Dean's
other, even if Mrs. Dean d.id do
er plain sewing for her.
MIay had several times seert Mr.
~oleman, and once or twice be
ad taken especial notice of her,
rather enjoying her unconscious
we of him, and very much ad
miring her undeniable gentle
weetness of manner, movement
He had come to find himself
hinking frequently about her, so
Frequently that he had been ob
iged to bring himself to account
For presuming to give a second's
bought to the insane probability
fa little blossom like blue-eyed
Nay Dean caring for him-old
enough to be her father.
Mr. Coleman sat in his library
alone-such a magnificent, impio
sing room it was, with its high
eiling, its niches where statues
f all the great- scholars and
statesmen stood, its rows of
bhelves reaching to the ceiling,
its long central table, its other
tiny tables where low, pleasant
looking chairs were drawn up, its
sweeping green damask curtains,
its carpet like a huge bed of
Mrs. Anderson had gone out
that night, and Mr. Coleman was
thorou-gly revelling in the pros
pec of a lnga ndireeven
ing, when a servant rapped at the
Joor, with a note on a silver 3al
Mr. Coleman took it rather ab
stractedly, for notes were of such
:oinon occurrence with him, and,
besides, he was already impatient
Lo be in the dry details of sonie
projected improvement in one of!
iis big, flourishing factories-au
mprovement that would be ap
)reciated by the hundreds of girl
)peratives he employed.
So he took the note rather in
lifferently until he saw the name
;ubscribed in full-"May E. Dean."
Just a little look of surprise
,ame into his eyes, and there was
ust the merest possible accelera
ion in his - steady pulses not
mnough to make a perceptible
-emor in his hands-as he read
"DEAR MR. CoLEMAN,-I have
io d6ubt but that you will be
ery much astonished when youi
ind I have taken the liberty of
riting to you ; but what I want
d to say I thought I had better
rite. "Please do not be angry.
ivith me for venturing as I have
lone. I am not sure that I am
loing right in telling you all I
lo; but I have thought it over
nd over, and have come to the
,onclusion that I will. Of course
ou know how poor mamma and
[ are-how she has to sew, and
2ow I have been employed in
NIrs. Emmett's family with the
bhildren from nine till three ; but
he has discharged me and sent
dhc children to a regular school,
nd, Mr. Coleman, I cannot im
gine what is to become of me un
ess you will have me."
He paused point blank, and read
he long sentence over again, a
rious expression coming into
iis eyes and a smile creeping an
ler his moustache.
"Unless I will have her! Can
t be possible, she has really cared
'Or Tive-cares for me enough to
ay aside all conventionalities, and
so gracefully, sensibly offer me
er precious self?"
His eyes were tenderly solemn,
et triumphantly happy, as he
went on, touched to the heart by
"I know I am very, very bold
n daring to ask such a favor of
Fou. I am almost sure you will
e vexed and refuse me ; but I do
2t mean any harm. I must not
t dear mamma be weighted with
e, and Iknow you are very good
mnd kind ; and indeed, I will try
ard to please you in every way.
Please,Mr. Coleman, let me come,
will you not ? But, if you would
rather not have me, do not be
ufraid of hurting my feelings by
saying so. Unless you really do
want me I would rather you said
uo than take me just; because I
bae ventured to ask. Ifyou will
write to me just a word I will be
v'ery much obliged..
"MAY E. DEAN."
There were more suspicions of
emotions in Howland Coleman'is
eyes than had been there for many
a long year as he folded up the let
ter, and put it in his pocket.
There was no thought of the
projected improvement in the huge
silk mills now-no thought of the
details his very' soul loved to
He walked up and down the
library, his eyes on the floor, his
head drooped, his hands clasped
behind him. thinking of the
strange revelation the letter held,
trying to imagine the flushes that
had tinged May's fair cheeks when
she wrote it, and being alarming
ly conscious that his heart was at
last unsealed, and that May Dean's
little hand had been the instru
ment to accomplish that magical
He knew that, although all the
love of his mature manhood went
out to this little blue-eyed girl
who had pleaded her cause so
well, unless she had pleaded it, he
never would have dared presume
to think she loved him.
He did not permit an hour to
pass in inaction.
"She will be in no enviable
state of suspense until I answer
her note. I will go to her at
once and tell her how I love her
Twenty minutes later his car
riage stopped in front of the house
-here Mrs. Dean occupied rooms,
and a moment later he stood in
the plain little parlor, where May
stood, her sweet face all alight
with glad surprise and conscious
"It is very of good of you to
take the trouble to come, Mr.
Coleman," she exclaimed, in a low,
His beart. fairly thrilled under
her sweetness and shy gracious
"You mean it is more than
good in you to allow me to come.
Little girl, you have made me
very, very happy. Let me kiss
you, May ?" he cried.
But she shrank away, surprise
in every feature of her face.
"Mr. Coleman-" '
He was pleased with her shy
reserve more than with her little
With a smile on his face he
again advanced and tried to take
"You. must never call me .ir.
Coleman again, dear. But now
let me hear it sounds to have you
"Oia, sir, I never could do that.
Please, Mr. Cole-"
"Yes, you can, well enough,
you shy little girl ! Why not now,
as well as after we are married ?
Tell me, May, when shall it be ?
I am an impatient lover, now that
the ice I so dreaded is broken."
She looked at him in perfect
bewilderment, her face alternately
"I am afraid something is wrong,
I don't know what you mean."
"Don't you, May, you little
rogue, what does this mean,
He held her letter to him to
"Isn't that the dearest letter
that ever a man received ? Sure
ly you know there could be
but one answer to it, and I've
come to tell you what I should
have done long before had I not
been in such fear of a refusal from
you. You have' asked me, so en
chantingly, in this letter, for-"
She initerrupted him eagerly
"Yes,"sir; for a place in one of
your silk mills. Please say yes !"
Mr. Howland Coleman stood
and looked. at her, all the ridicu
us construction he had put upon
er letter occuring to him for
A place in the mills!
His very soul sunk with the re
action from happiness to despair.
Then he looked at her, and
"May, you cannot have a place
in any of my mills, although there
are always vacancies. But I must
tell you what you can have, if
you will take it-me, and all the
mills in the bagain. May, you will
be my wife ?"
Whbenever Mrs. May Coleman's
usband wishes to tease her, he
declares she proposed to him, and
s.ays he can prove it by her own
FOR THE HERALD.
BROADBRIM'S NEW YORK
Along tEs.-ouOcean Steamers-Ro
manc of the - -Lord's Return
str age Faly lations-Buiness
After a year of intense excite
mnt passed among the swindlers
of Wall street and the robbers oi
the slums, among the Scribes and
the Pharisees, the sinners and
saints (and don't take offense if]3
mention sinners first, because there
are more of them), in the art gal
leries and the law courts, and thi
churches and the streets, it is
positive relief to shake off the hur'
then of osthetics, of morals and
fmance, to get a whiff of salt ai:
among the ships and along th4
docks. It may not be very purn
nor very invigorating ; it comes k
you, in a measure, double-distilled
with a sort of tar-bucket flavor, i1
is loaded with the odor of rope
yarns and slush, still it smells lik<
the breath of- the sea, and brings
back a thousand of the old-time
memories, "in the days when I weni
gypsying, a long time ago." I miss
the old-time sailor, the fellow wit]
a bright tarpaulin, a blue jacke
and snowy white unmentionables
that were twenty six inches arouni
the bottom, the chap who used t<
hitch up his br'eeches with th<
backs of his hands, and who con
stantly swore by his tarry top
lights and his to'gallant eyebrows
and who chewed tobacco, and wh<
could danceanornipe on the heado:
a scupper nail. Alas!1 he is no mor
-he's a myth, a thing of the past
and if T. P. Cook or George Jone
could come back from the grave
they would have murdered some o
these villainous editions of Lonc
Tom Coffin or Black Eyed William
if they hadn't committed suicid(
themselves. Poor Jack is not thr
trim, dainty picture he was o:
yore, and though never considered
an angel, he may emphatically nov
he pronounced a dirty devil; and ]
say it with all respect to that wor
thy and estimable character, o:
whose existence at the present tim(
there. seems to be very seriow
doubt. Steam has transformed hix
from,his exhalted normal condition,
and left him all begrimed and black,
so that his own mother would
scarcely know him. There are sail
ing ships still along our docks,
and mighty ships they are; bul
they look ancient and rusty along
side of those great ocean kings and
queens which now claim the supre
macy of the seas.
Along these docks are monstera
which are little worlds in them,
selves, and it is not till you go
down into them and wander aboui
in the mazy labyrinth of their won
derful machinery, note the splendoi
of their cabins, the marvelous tast(
and knowledge which have called
into requisition every modem ap
pliance of or civilization that ca
add to the comfort or happiness o
their patrons, that you begin to ap
preciate what a wonderful thing E
modern ocean steamer is, and hom
these people live who go down tc
the sea in ships.
~ Those who have only seen steam
boats on our lakes and rivers hav<
not the remotest conception q
what an ocean steamer means
When the sailing-ship "Great East
em" was built, it was considered i
miracle of naval architecture, ani
so it was; but along these dock
to day are plenty of steamers al
most a rival for this monster oceat
leviathan. While our sailing ship:
lie comparatively idle, our wharve:
and our bay are filled with mighty
steamers. Many great ocean line:
concentrate here. The Cunarder:
left Boston, finding it only a prov
incial town ; the White Star wa:
started here by an English corn
pany ; but by far the most popula:
line at the present time is the In
man, whose great steamships "Cit;
of Berlin," "City of Chester," "Cit;
of Glasgow," "City of Richmond,
6'City of Mojntreal," and nine or te1
others, form a magnificent fleet
which has never been equaled, ani
cannot be surpassed. This is th<
line which has brought to ou:
shores nearly a million of emigranti
from foreign lands, and which as
sures, even to the meanest steerags
passenger, fully as much comfort at
it was possible for a cabin passen
ger to obtain on a sailing-ship fort:
years ago. The time made by th
steamers of this line is almost mar
velous, the "City of Berlin" making
one passage in seven days and nine
teen hours, and another in seve:
days and fiftee; hours,-a distanc
of nearly three thousand miles
The hulls of these steamers are c
iron, the masts are of iron, the rig
ging is iron,-iron is around yo
everywhere. Huge bolts and screw
and nuts seem to bid defiance t<
time and wear and storm. Gian
-anchors hang at the bows, linke<
to vast cables, strong enough t
hold the world if it should happel
to get adrift. In fact I could no
Ihelp thinking if we could run on
of those gigantic mudhooks out t
Mars, we could take it in tow, an
then settle at our leisure the que~
tion whether there were more tha:
two moons or not. But looking a
bthe grim outside, or up at th
-. smoky sails and yards, you neve
Sappreciate* the ocean steamer a
3you do when you go down into th
Sgrand cabins and see the magnif
bcent state-rooms rivaling the fines
3apartments of our first-class hotel
S-bath rooms, and lounging-rooms
band smoking-rooms, and reading
rooms with a luxurious table loade,
Iwith the freshest of vegetables, th
)rarest of fruits, and the choicest c
fish, flesh and fowl. Ocean-trave
-is not now the severe trial that
-was in former times, and men tal
now of going to China and Japa
)with less fear than they former]
fma the passage between Ne'
York and Boston. The "City of
Berlin," of which I spoke, is the
model steamer, as well as one of
the largest steamers, that goes out
of the port of New York, her meas
urement being between five and si
thousand tons, and her capacity for
passengers being something over
two thousand,-the united measure
ment of the fleet being forty thou
sand tons, with monster engines,
aggregating seven thousand horse
ipower. This has been a severe
season for our steamship lines. The
emigration which a few years ago
amounted to between three and
four hundred thousand annually
has dropped to less than. sixty
thousand. Freights have been lower
this season than they have been
for many years past. All the lines
have suffered severely,-the, Inman
suffering less than the others on
account of the popularity of their
vessels and officers, and their un
equaled facilities foi- transporta
Near Fulton Ferry lies the
"James Foster," one of the old Black
Ball Line. I never pass her with
out a shudder. About three years
ago she arrived in this port, with
her crew and passengers in a 'con
dition that would have ashamed
the Black Hole of Calcutta. . The
horrors of the slave-ship in the
terrible middle passage were re
vived, and the sailors say that
on a stormy night at sea the ghosts
of dead men and women can be
seen dancing on the bowsprit, or
sitting on the yards, while moans
and cries come over the stormy
sea like the shrieks of drowning
It is not pleasant to be compelled
to travel along these docks at
night. It is true that every block
is patrolled, and the river-police are
lynx-eyed and strong, but the men
they are placed there to watch are
the most daring, desperate and
reckless in the world. It has been
remarked by some philosopher,
whose penetration was only equaled
by his benevolence, that a thief
looked very much like an honest
man in a crowd. Your river-thief
does not belong to that class. No
one could possibly mistake him for
anything but what he is, a low,
brutalized, murderous ruffian. He
began life as a wharf-rat,-he rob
bed market women of apples and
children of their candy and toys,
broken bales of cotton opened to
him untold visions of Paradise, till
at last he stole a boat and set up
Sfor a river thief. Utterly brutalized
and degraded, he has neither hu
m ?anity nor fear. In .a letter a few
weeks ago, I mentioned about the
death of Dan Skelley who was
Skilled by the mate of the "Ocean
SKing," and about which such a
Ssensation occurred at the time. It
was on the night of the 8th of De
cember, 1876, the "Ocean King"
was anchored in the middle of the
Sriver, nearly opposite the landing
Sof the Fall River steamers; the
night was dark and stormy, not a
star to be seen, the only relief to
Sthe inky blackness being the twin
Skling lights that flickered on either
shore. The captain had left the
Sship,and the chief mate, WilliamGra
ham, was in command. As night
closed in he looked to the anchors,
saw that all was taught aloft, gave
Sstrict orders to the watch on deck
to keep a sharp look out, and then
fretired to his cabin; he had fallen
asleep with his head on the table
when he was awakened by some
one trying the cabin door ; the lamp
Shad gone out and he was in the
3dark,-listeninlg for a moment-and
tnot being able to divine the cause
he went up the steps and opened
the door ; seeing nothing he stepped
out on deck to look for the man on
awatch, when he was immediately
seized by some one from behind who
tried to throw him on the deck; strug
Sgling toward the side of the ship
he seized an iron belaying-pin, and
Sfreeing himself with a desperate
effort he dealt his assailant a blow
awhich laid him senseless on the
Sdeck; almost at the same instant
he was struck down himself by a
eblow from an unseen foe, and blow
rafter blow were rained upon him
5with terrible and murderous effect ;
cthe second officer, roused by the
noise and outcry, reached the deck
Sjust as Dan Skelly had recovered
from the mate's blow, and blinded
Sand bleeding as he was, he prepared
~to take a hand in the fray ; he seized
a capstan bar to strike the prostrate
Smate, when a pistol shot rang out
esharp and clear, and Dan Skelly
lay lifeless on the deck, the other
pirates leaped into their boat and
l made for the Jersey shore ; the re
tport of fire-arms had alarmed the
kriver police, and on their way to
the scene of the bloody fray they
Smet the flying thieves,-then comn
Ymenced one of the most exciting
life or death ; both crews were ac
tive and strong, and both knew
every point of the river. They had
emptied their pistols and now lay
to ~their oars, the boats fairly fly
ing through the water ; they had
almost reached the dock of the Erie
railroad when a man in:the stern
stood up, and, flourishing his pistol,
swore he had one shot left for any
one who should attempt to board
them. Capt.. Jim Grey stood on the
bow of the police-boat with a boat
hook in his hand, ready to grapple,
when, suddenly giving a sweeping
blow as he came within striking
distance, he knocked the river pirate
into the water, and with a wild cry
he sank like a stone, and the dark
waters of the river closed over him.
The mate of the "Ocean King"
lingered for months between life
and death; he recovered however
and is now, I beiieve, in command
of a fine East Indiaman.
Mr. Lord has turned up all safe
and sound, and the letters he shows
from his loving sons and daughters
reveal a state which can make us
readily appreciate the petition of
the philosopher who said, give me
neither poverty nor riches. A Dutch
man was taken up for an attempted
outrage on a lady from Boston, but,
on investigation, though the Dutch
man was found not to be a model
of Christiaii morality, the lady her.
self was found to be a little on the
queer, so that it is possible Dutchy
Winter has rolled in upon us
with a vengeance, and we are blest
with the first regular snow-storm of'
the season. On Thursday it seemed
as if the wire cables of our. big
bridge were going to snap asunder;
those mighty ropes of steel which
are now twelve inches through re
volved about like a skipping-rope;
in. the height of the storm some
sailors went out in their little
swinging cradles and lashed the
cables together. It was a terrible
as well as a difficult feat, and thou
sands looked on with bated breath
while they performed their perilous
task. Two whole families were
swept into the sea during the dread
ful storm of Thursday night, and
when the fathers, who were watch
men at Manhattan Beach, returned
not a solitary vestige of home, wife,
or children remained, the dreadful
sea had swallowed them up.
Our Excise Commission have been
kicked out or cleared out, and no
body puts crape on his hat. The
out-door relief in Brooklyn has been
stopped, and the people only dis
covered last week that the Charities
Commission has been robbing the
city of between four and five hun
dred thousand a year to maintain
an army of able-bodied paupers,
who would do their election fight
ing and repeating.
Several more failures ; general
business depression ; lots of tramps
-as we used to say in the army,
the;woods are full of them.
MEMORIAL OF THE STATE
To the Honorable Senate and House
of Representatives of South Caro
We, thbe undersigned, appointed
by the State Grange to memo
rialize your honorable bodies, and
"urge upon your attention the
necessity and importance of scien
tific agricultural and mechanical
education as a part of the State
University, if organized," respect
fully submit :
1. That .in consequence of the
neglect of such education many of
the resources of the State have re
mained in an ur.discovered and
undeveloped state. The avoca
tions of the farmer and mechanic
have not taken that place and
dignity to which they are entitled
by virtue of their importance to
the State, and the youth of the
State, seeking advancement by
education, avoid these avocations
and look for other fields in which
to exercise their energies and
2. That the progress of com
merce and the maintenance of all
the professions being dependent
upon the productive industries;
that ours being an agricultural peo
ple, an d nine-tenths of the youths of
the State being forced by necessity
to adopt these avocations, it is of
the greatest importance that they
should receive such scientific edu
cation and training as will best fit
them for their life's work, and
which will tend tp0 elevate, liberal
ize and dignify their pursuits.
3. T bat in view of the foregoing
facts, we would respectfully sug
gest and urge upon your honora
ble bodies a careful consideration
of the educational wants and ne
cessities of our people, and hereby
express our convictions that such
education in the organization of
our common schools and the State
University should be considered
of paramount importance and re
ceive the first and highest consid
eration at your bauds.
J. A. MiLLs, Chairman,
.1. E. TINDAL,
H. L. FARLEY.