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Vol. XV. WEDNESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 24, 1879. No. 39.
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THE E IPTY CRADLE.
Sad is the heart of the mother,
Who sits by the lonely hearth,
Where never again the children
Shall waken their songs of mirth;
And still through the painful silence
She listens for voice and tread,
Outside of the heart-there only
She knows that they are not dead.
Here is the desolate cradle,
The pillow so lately pressed,
But far away has the birdling
Flown from its little nest.
Crooning the lullabies over
That once were her babe's delight,
All through the misty spaces
She follows its upward flight.
Little she thought of a moment
So gloomy and sad as this,
Whben close to her heart she gathered
Her child for its good-night kiss.
She should be tenderly cherished,
Never a grief should she know;
Wealth, and the pride of a princess,
These would a mother bestow.
And this is the darling's portion
In heaven-where s"-.- has f.ed;
By angels securely guarded,
By angels securelv led.
Brooding in snrrowful silence
Over the empty nest,
Can you not see through the shadows
Why it is all for the best?
Better the heavenly kingdom
Than riches of earthly crown,
1 etter the early morning flight
Than one when the sun is down;
Better an empty casket
Than jewels besmirched with sin;
Safer than these without the fold
Are those that have entered in.
THE TWO RUTHS.
Enoch Brown was the school
master of the settlement.
Ho was a tall, angular man,
very stern in his demeanor, ex
ceedingly exemplary in his con
duct and of undoubted courage.
The schoolhouse was situated
on a lttle knoll in the woods, and
a purling brook wound its way
lazily through the meadows which
bad beern cleared along its banks
by the settlers. It was a rude
wooden structure built of logs and
rudely and uncomfortably fur
Archie McCullough, a bright
faced boy, quick and intelligent,
was the youngest child in the
school, and Master Brown's favor
ite. One beautiful morning in
summer-it was in July, 1764-to
be particular, on the 20th day of
the month-he came into the
sbool-room beaming all over with
smiles and bappy as the day was
long. Master Brown had already
arrived, had swept out the school
house, dusted the desks and
benches and put everything to
"Why you are early, Archie,"
he said to the child, with a smile,
as the young lad entered with his
broad brimmed straw hat in his
hand and his tiny dinner basket
on his arm.
"Yes, sir," the boy answered
timidly but respectfully, "1 always
like to get to school early, but
some of the boys don't want to
come to-day. I saw one of them
in the woods and he said ho was
going to play hookey."
"He must be a bad boy, Archie,"
the master said. "Who was he ?"
"He asked me not to tell, and I
was not a good promise to
make, my child," Master Brow n
replied, "but having made it you
must keep it. It is as bad to break
your word as to tell a lie."
The child hung down his head
and was silent. Presently he
looked up and running to the door,
"Here comes the two Ruths."
Two little girls entered. Ruth
Hall and Ruth Hart by name,
smiing at Archie and curtseying
to Master Brown as tbey came
into the door. They were tiny
things, about the same age both
of tbem, and might have been mis
taken for twins but for the fa
miliar manner in which their
names were occupied by tbeir
companions, the "two Ruths."
Other children followed coming in
one by one and tardy, until nine
bad assembled. With the exOcp
tion of the two Ruths all were
boys, and none of them seemed
anxious to begin the duties of the
".Has any body seen Eden Taylo:
and George Dunstan this morn
in,(-?"the master asked.
Eden was the biggest boy ir
the school, being about fiftec
years of' age, and George was
year or two younger. Nobod3
had seen either of' them, but jus
then they entered the school roory
toretrier looking very pale an(
"We saw Indians in the bushes,*
Eden . exclaimed, gasping foi
breath, and George corroboratec
the alarming news. Dime noveh
were not published at that day as
at this to excite the imaginatior
of children, so that Brooklyn boy
are occasionally found wandering
in New Jersey in search* of In.
dians, but stories of Indian mnssa,
cres were often told and the hunt
ing grounds of the Shawanesc
savages in the Kitrochtinny moun
tains were near enough to EnocL
Brow n's school for those relen tlo*s
foes of the whites to put in ap
peorance at any time.
"You must be mistaken, boys,'
the master argued, remembering
that similar stories had often been
told by alarmed inhabitants which
proved in the end to be without
foundation. Take your 'ooks and
we will proceed with the lessons.'
A short prayer was made bv
Master Brown and then the work
of the day began. But scarcely
were the opening exercises fin.
ished when a noise at the door at
tracted the attention of the teach.
er. Suddenly it was thrown open
and three Indians stood on the
threshold. They were decorated
with the war paint of their tribe
and their towahawks glittered in
the morning sun. They glared in
to the room and Master Brown
saw at a glance that their errand
.vas an errand of death for bim
and the helpless children undei
Consternation seized the chil
dren, who were too much fright
ened even to try to escape. But
even if they had tried they could
not have succeeded, for the long
narrow windows cut between two
l>gs were so high from the floor
that the little ones could not have
reached them. B.oping to save
their lives even at the sacrifice o.
his own, Master Brown stopped tc
the dooi- to trip and avert the im.
"Kill me, torture me if you
will." he cried in imploring tones
"but spare the lives of these in,
"Pale face, it cannot be as yoi
wish,"one of thbe savages answere d
"We came all the way from the
muntains where the sun sets tc
send you where many of your
wite brothers have gone by th<
Red Man's hatchet. Why shoulc
we spare the young bucks and th<
two hinds there looking out o:
their great, round eyes ? If wi
did as you bid us, before the flex1
moon is hung, in the sky the
noise of the white man's gur
would be heard in the mountain:
and there would bo tongues t<
tell who it was that put th<
schoolmaster to death. No, w<
must kill all or none."
When this speech was finishec
the Indian sprang into the roon:
while the others remained outsid<
to guard the door and give timnely
notice to the fiend within in cas<
they were discovered. The con
test with the schoolmaster was
soon decided. Thbe Indian fiercely
attacked him with his tomahawls
and as Master Brown had noth
ing with which to defend himsel:
but his hands the battle was
very unequal one. He fougb
bravely, however, and it was nol
until both his hands were disable<
and his arms broken that the fu
rious savage was able to strik<
im a fatal blow. Finally a blow
upon the head felled him to th<
floor, and while he lay dying th<
L.dian tore the scalp from hit
The children were almost frantil
while this bloody scene was enact
ed and kept running to and fr<
in their fright, conscious of thi
fate that impended over themi
Some oak and hickory boughs hat
been placed in the great chimnne2
a few days before. and althougi
they were already wilted an<
naly ry,v A r-hie MCunllno-]
r succeeded in concealing himself
behind them. The two Ruths
huddled together in a corner and
vainly hoped to escape the fury of
"Now, little pale faces," the
r monster exclaimed, when the mas
t ter lay scalped and dead on the
floor, "the Indian will see that
you tell no tales out of school, as
the white man say."
The little ones were then killed
one by one, each being dispatched
1 with a single blow of the toma
hawk. When all lay dead or dy
ing, their scalps were torn off by
the savage monster, who went
hastily from one to the other fear
ing discovery before his bloody
- task was ended.
All this time Archic McCullough
sat behind the wilted boughs in
the chimney, looking in childish
wonder at the horrible slaughter
of his old school-mates. Think
ing his work was finished the In
dian turned to go, and in a mo
ment the child would have been
safe from the fate that.befel his
companions. Unfortunately for
Archie the boughs behind which
he was hidden did not entirely con
coal him, and as the savage gave a
last glance at his bloody achieve
menthe perceived the boy conceal
ed in the chimney corner. it would
not do to allow the only witness
of his crimes to escape, and with
maddened fury the savage rushed
upon the child.
"Oh, please, don't hurt me."
Archie implored, but the savage
A fearful blow laid the child
prostrate, and tearing off his scalp
also, the Indian left him to die
among his dead companions.
The savrges departed from the
scene of the massacre, and for
bours Archie McCullough was left
with only the companionship of
Scalped and stunned the child
survived, but was stone blind.
A settler happening to come
near the schoolroom about noon,
and observing the unusual quiet
at a time when it was to be ex
pected the children would be at
play, was led to look in at the
SThe scene that met his gaze
Ten lifeless bodies lay stretched
upon the floor.
Archie McCullongb, moaning
and crying, was crawling about
among his dead companions, run
ning his fingers through their
hair, and smoothing his hands
over their faces as if seeking to
distinguish them by the touch.
The man lorked in grief and won
der upon the death scene which
met his eyes, and while he looked
the child touched in succession the
forms of the two girls.
S"Thbe two .Ruthbs," be exclaimed,
crying with grief and moaning
The children were taken up and
buried in the same grave with
Master Brown, and the whole
ncighbbo1 hood participated in their
obsequies. There w'as a vacant
place at ten hearthstones, for each
of the murdered scholars belonged
to different families. Although
more than a hundred years have
elapsed since the massacre, the
story is told in the neighborhood
of what is known as Brown's
Scool-bouse to this day, as the
most noteworthy tradition of the
locality, and it certainly is one of
the most terrible episodes of In
dian marauding on the early fron
Archie McCullough lived to be
an old man, but his sight never
treturned, and the bright intelli
gence of his childhood had de
parted forever. A mumbling imn
becile he would often try to de
scribe the terrible scene which had
razed his brain, and to the last
day of his life he would moan and
cry over the faute of "the two
SHow many or us can thank God
- for what seems evil, rejoicing in
it, feeling while not seeing that he
has sent it because we need it ajid
-cannot be as Ho wills without it.
r Interest speaks all sorts of
tongues and plays all sorts of
character-even that of disinter
i ested ness.
We have not space in the Reg
ister for in extended tale ; but we
have evolved an idea for one,
which idea we are too unselfish to
withhold from a waiting public
because we cannot get all the
glory of it. If some skillful pen
will but fill in this bare outline
with rich rhetoric and vivid im
agination, not only will some "in-!
terestin'readin'" be produced, but
a great moral engine will be sent'
the world to accomplish great
good. We should, perhaps, en
title our romance
'A BRAND FROM THE BURN
OR, THE DELINQUENT SUBSCRIBER'S
We would introduce the first
chapter with a picture of the here
tofore honest and prosperous far
mer's happy home. The angel of
peace dwelleth there, and the
country paper comes to his post
office box every week.
Having been supporting this
county paper for some four years
without paying for it, he is sur
prised one day to get a polite note
from the publisher to cash up. In
dignant at being du ned, he re
solves to punish the base insulter
of his dignity by beating him out
of the whole bill. Ah. rash re
solve! 'This, this, the source of all
thy ills !'
As delay makes his fatal pur
pose manifest, direful consequences
follow ; his friends fall away and
recognize him no more; the wife
of his bosom deserts him and files
an application in a Chicago police
court for divorce ; his daughter
elopes with a lightning-rod ped
dler and his best horse and buggy ;
his son, losing all self-respect in
his father's degradation, goes to
the city and enters politics; his
cattle start on 'a journey to the
centel of the earth,' through a
neighboring quagmire ; his hogs
die of cholera; his corn yields on
ly tassels-all mankind and na
ture seem to conspire his ruin.
Job had his comforters, spiritual
and. human; but 'what ebarm
shall soothe the melancholy' of
the wretch who bears upon his
soul the purpose of defrauding
the trustful editor !
CHAPTER 2.-At last, deserted
by all but his faithful dog (who
has been kept in ignorance of the
facts of the case), our delinquent
resolves to end his bitter existence
by suicide. (We suggest to the
previously-mentioned skillful pen
that the scene here should be very
gloomy-dark cliffs, stormy sea,
blood-red sun, etc.) Just as he is
about to drain the fatal draught
(or shoot the fatal shot, or stab
the fatal stab-we also leave this
to the tasto of the filler-in)-the
spirit of mercy, willing to give thbe
old man another chance, inspires
within him the thought-'Suppose
I pay the printer, and all may yet
be well!' Seizing the idea with
avidity, and the dog by the collar,
he hies him to the neighboring
town. Realizing there thirteen
dollars from the sale of this faith
fu;l animal, he repairs to the edi
torial sanctum, pays his arrears
and, for a year in advance, and has
enough left to 'set 'em up all
around.' His atonement is com
plete, and he walks forth once
more 'a man among his fellow
men.' (The editor's astonishment
and joy at being possessor of
eleven dollars all at one time
should be artistically pictured.)
CHAPTER 3 shows the inevitably
happy result of this Christian ac
tion. Fortune smiles broadly up
on him once more-his wife with
draws her divorce suit and re
turns to his arms; the eloping
lightning-rod peddler turns Out a
wealthy Russian count in dis
guise, and restores to our farmer
the lost broad acres; the son
abandons political life and be
comes once more a respectable
citizen ; his kmne wax fat, and his
wheat fields yield some sixty and
some a hundred-fold. The scene
closes with a bright picture of the
prompt-paying subscriber's happy
If the aboen sketch, graDbically
delineated and broadly puiblished,
does not rouse many a delinquent
conscience into action, then is all
moral suasion vain, and the butt
end of the law our only recourse.
Roney and Buttermilk-How they Doubled
BY BILL ARP.
I took the green corn dance
about midnight and the small of
my back caved in, and from then
until daybreak, I never sot up,
nor lay down, nor stood still a mo
ment. Doubled up and twisted
and jerked around with excrucia
ting .pains, I cavorted all over one
ide of the house, for we had some
Atlanta company on the other,
and my groanings were worse
han a foundered mule. It was
ust awful to behold and awfuller
to experience. Spirits of turpen
ine, camphor, hot water, mustard
plaster, mush poultice, paragoric,
Jamaica ginger were all used ex.
Wernally and internally, but no re
lief. I trotted around and paced
and fox-trotted and bugged the
bed-post and laid down and rolled
ver on the floor like a bundred
dollar horse, and my wife, Mrs.
Arp, she trotted around too, and
dosed me with this thing and that
thing and bad the stove fired up
and hollered f)r hot water forty
times before she got it.
'I told you not to work so hard
in the sun,' said she. 'Oh, Lordy,'
'I asked you to. change yqur
clothes as soon as you came to
the house and you didn't.' 'Oh,
my country,' said I.
'Don't wake up the company,'
she continued. 'And you would
eat them roasten:ears for supper.
Did ever anybody bear of a man
eating roasten ears for supper and
then wash 'em down with butter.
milk and honey?' 'Oh, my poor
back,' said I.
'Do you reckon its your back
ain't it further round in front ?
'Oh, no,' said I., 'its everywhere,
its lumbago, its siatiker, its
Bright's disease, it's Etna and
Vesuius all mixed up. Oh, I'm
so sick, can't nobody do notbin' ?
'Poor fellow, poor William, I'm
so sorry for you, but you will
wake up the company if you don't
mind. I'm doing everything L-can.
You've taken enough things now
to kill you. I declare I don't
know what to do next, all thie
comes from movin' to the country,
five miles from the drug store or
a doctor. I told you how it would
be-plumbags and skyattiker and
a bright disease, and the Lord
knows what, and I wouldn't be a
bit surprised if you had the yellow
fever fo boot-caught it tramping
around Memphis, and its just
broke out. Poor man, if he does
die what will become of us? But
if e gets well he'llego and do the
same thing over again. Don'1
grunt so loud. I declare yot
make enough noise to wake up a
graveyard. I never saw snch a
man. Here, try this mush poul
tice. 1 thought that water woulc
never get hot. Does it burn you
'Oh, yes ; it burns, but fire is noth
ing now ; let it burn*' Oh, I'm st
sick. Bring me the paragoric oi
the laudanum or something.J
can't stand it ten minutes longer,
'There ain't a drop left. You.'ve
taken it all. There's nothing bul
chlorophorm, and I'm so afraid oj
that; but maybe it will reliev<
you, William. My poor William
ow 1 do hate to see you suffel
so, but you will never do as I tel
you. Do please don't wake up th
Well, I took the chlorophorr
and went to sleep-to the happy
land-all-blessed relief, and vrher
1 waked I was easier, and in du<
time was restored to my norma
If a man be gracious to stran
gers it shows he is a citizen of thE
world, and that his heart is nt
island, cut off from other lands
but a continent that joins them.
The test of extraordinary meril
is to see those who envy it-th(
most obliged to praise it.
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DONE WITHT NEATNESS AND DISPATCH
THE CHILDREN OF GEN. HOOD.-A
number of protlnit Southern gen
tlemen, including Dr. A. Y. P. Gar
nett, of Washington, Gen. G. T.
Beauregard and Hon. Randall Gibson,
of Louisiana, Senator Hampton, of
South Carolina, Governor Matthews,
of West Virginia, and Gen. Joseph
R. Anderson, of Virginia, have issued
an appeal for funds in behalf of the
orphaned children of the late Gen.
John B; Hood. W%ilst-making the
appeal more especially to the people
of the South upon the ground of duty
as well as sympathy, the appeal states
that it must not be understood as
wishing to confine so-noble an object
to any one section of -a common coun.
try. In order to systematize and in.
dicate some practical scheme, it is
proposed that collections be taken up
by every Sunday school and. all: benev
olent associations throughout the
South; that contribution boxes be
placed. at all post-offices, drvg stores
and principal places of. business in
every city and village ofeaeh South
era State, and that the funds thus col
lected be placed in soine 0onvenient
bank or banking hue to the credit
of an executive committee or board of
managers, composed of the Governors
of the several States of. the South,
who shall have charge-of and. disburse
all moneys thus colleeted for thbe main.
tenance and education of these chil,
dren.o Gen. Robt. Toomnbs hazs eon
tributed $100ito the innd for the Hood
children, and says he will give the.
same amount annually .as long -es he
lives, and a sympathizing lady in
Rome, Ga., has offered to take-the
twin infants and raise them.
Mr. G. B. Lake, of Edgefield, is
not willing Wat Col. F. W. MeMaster,
should claim all the honor of keeping
Grant back at the Crater. He claims
that other commands. bore no mean
part in the work. Mr. Lake writes
to the News and courier as follows :
'As one of the few surviving officers
of the 22d S. C.. Volunteers, I.feel it
my duty to mention the fact that the,
22d Regiment, commanded by the
gallant Col. Dave Fleming, was im
mediately about Pegram's Battery on
that awful 30th of July, instead of
August, and that we suffered more
than any other Confederate Regiment
that day. I was first lieutenant,
and in command of Company B, from
Spartanburg. I had one officer, Lieut.
W. J. Laki, of Newberry; and thirty,
four enlisted men immediately in rear
of Pegram's Battery-sent there to
support these guns. Every one of us
was buried by the explosion of those
four tons of powder. Lient. W. J.
Lake, three enlisted men and myself
were dug out of the dirt by some .of
the Federal troops (members, I think,
of a New York Artillery Regiment,)
after they had taken possession of the
works. The other thirty-one men
'Cok' Fleming was buried fully
twenty feet under the dirt and is the
now. While the regimens was re5
fully cut to pieces, there was a small
band of heroes left, who. fought des
perately and were among the first to
re-errter the crater and drive ouit the
THE LONGEST BEARD.-A citizen
of Gaffnaeys, S. C., who saw a state
ment published some days ago con
cerning the man in Michigan who has
a beard seven feet long, comes forward
with a story almost as good. The
proprietor of an extraordinarily long
hirsute appendage is Mr. A. D. Ray,
of that town. Mr. Ray is represented
as a very modest, unassuming man, so
much so with a reference to this mat
ter of beard that even his neighbors
do not know that he can justly claini
such distinction. His beard measures
five feet four inches. How does he
conceal it ? He keeps it plaited, rolled
in oil silk, and undcr his shirt collar,
with the upper beard so arranged as
to conceal the plaits. Only a.few per
sons have been permitted to look upon
this wonderful beard, but our infor
mant once had that pleasure, and he