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A Family Companion, Devoted to Literature, Miscellany, News, Ag'riculture, Markets, &c.
Vol. XVII. NEWBEIRRY, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 1881. No. -2J.
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BURIAL OF THE PAST.
'Twas the night before the wedding
And the house was filled with guests;
After all the pleasant greetings
Quietly the household rests.
Only one from out the many
Still is sitting by the fire
'Tis the bride, who on the morrow
Will have left her home and sire.
With her hand unbound and falling,
Like a mantle to the floor,
There she sits among the treasures,
For the last time looks them o'er.
One by one she reads each letter,
Then consigns it to the flame :
From its case she takes a picture,
And her white lips close in pain.
For the face smiles out upon her
As of old it used to do,
Ere that bitter hour of parting,
When each spoke what was not true.
Trembling fingers slowly clasp it,
Drop it on the embers red,
Xe'er again will he behold it,
For the face to her is dead.
There are violets in the casket
And a lock of soft dark hair,
There are books and little trinkets
And the ring she used to wear.
In the firelight, while they're burning,
Fs'nt in fancy or in dream
That again she sees the river
And the old familiar scene.
Where so often they have rambled
In the autumn afternoon;
Where on summer nights they floated
'Mid the lillies, 'neath the moon ?
On the earth the box lies emptied,
On the grate the fire burns low,
And the girl stands white and silent
As the last faint embers glow.
Streaks of gray are slowly creeping
O'er the portals of the moon;
With the night the old life passes
Dawning brings her hopes new-bora.
AN AWFUIL SCENE1
I have the same old, old story
o tell. My conduct has been
uch again-at any rate, that's
-hat father says; and I've had to
ao up stairs with him, and I
eedn't explain what that means.
I seems very hard, for l'd tried
to do my best, and I'd heard
ue say, 'That boy hasn't mis
ehaved for two days ; good gra
ious I wonder what can be the
atter with him.' There's a fatal
tty about it, I'm sure. Poor
father! I must give him an aw
'l lot of trouble, and 1 know he's
ad to get two new bamboo eanes
his winter just because I've done
>o wrong, though 1 never meant
to do it.
It bappened on account of coast
ig. We've got a magnificent hill.
he road runs straight down the
iddle of it, and all you have to
o is to keep on the road. There's a
mee on one side, and, if you run
in it, something has got to break.
ohn Kruger, who is a stupid sort
f a fellow, ran into it last week
ead first, and smashed three pick
ets, and everybody said it was a
ercy he hit it with his head, or
e might have broken some of his
ones, and hurt himself. There
in't any fence on the other side,
utifvyou run off the road on that
side y ou'll go down the side of a hill
tat's steeper than the roof of' the
piscopal Church, and about a
mile long, wit*h a brook full of
tones down at the bottom.
The other night Mr. Travers
aid-But I forgot to ssy that Mr.
artin is back again, and coming
o our house worse than ever. He
was there, and Mr. Travers and
:ae aL ting; in the palor where
wa;us behaving, and fying to
ake things pleasant, whien r
ravers said, 'It's a bright moon
ight night let's all go out and
oast.' Sue said, '0 that would be
ovely, Jimmy get your sled.' I
idn't encourage themn, anid I told
father so, but he wouldn't admit
hat Mr.Travers or Sue or Mr. Mar
tin or anybody could do an, thiing
wrng. What I said was, 'I don't
ant to go coasting. It's cold
and I don't feel very well, anid I
hink we ought all to go to bed
arly so we can wake up real
sweet and good-tempered.' But Sue
jnst said, 'Don't you preach, Jim
y, if you're lazy just say so and
and Mr. Travers will take us out.
Then Mr. Martin lie must put in
nd say, 'Perhaps the boy's afraid,
on't tease bim he ought to be in
be anhow.' Now T wasn't gro.
ing to stand this, so I said, 'Come
on. I wanted to go all the time,
but I thought it would be best for
old people to stay at home, and
that's why I didn't encourage
you.' So I got out my double
ripper, and we all went out on
the bill and started down.
I sat in front to steer, and Sue
sat right behind me, and Mr.
Travers sat behind her to hold her
on, an(i Mr. Martin sat behind
him. We went splendidly, only
the dry snow flew so that I
couldn't see anything, and that's
why we got off the road and on
to the side hill before I knew it.
The bill was just one glare of'
ice, and the minute we struck the
ice the sled started away like a
hurricane. I had just time to
hear Mr. Martin say, 'Boy, mind
what you're about or I'll get off,'
when she struck something-I
don't know what-and everybody
was pitched into the air, and
began sliding on the ice without
anything to belp them except me.
I caught on a bare piece of rock,
and stopped myself. I could see
Sue sitting up straight, and slid
ing like a streak of lightning, and
crying, 'Jimmy father Charles
Mr. Martin 0 my help me.' Mr.
Travers was on his stomach, about
a rod behiud her, and gaining a
little on her, and Mr. Martin was
on his back, coming down head
first, and beating them both.
All of a sudden he began to go to
pieces. Part of him would slide
off one wayt and then another
part would try its luck by itself.
I can tell you it was an awful and
surreptitious sight. They all
reached the bottom after a while, 1
and when I saw they were not
killed, I tried it myself, and land
ed all right. Sue was sitting still,
and mourning, and saying : 'My
goodness gracious, I shall never
be able to walk again. My comb
is broken, and that boy isn't fit to
Mr. Tr-avers wasn't hurt very
much and he fixed bimself all
right with some pins I gave him
and big handkerchief; but his
overcoat looked as if he'd stolen
it from a scarecrow. When he had
comforted Sue a lit tle-and I must
say some people are perfectly
sikening the way they go on-he
and I collected Mr. Martin-all1
except his teeth-and helped put
him together, only I got his leg
on wrong side first, and then we
helped him home.
This wvas why father said that
my conduct was such, and that his
friend Martin didn't seem to be
able to come into his house with
out being insulted and injured b'y
me. I never insulted him. [t
isn't my fault if he can't slide
down hill without coming apart.
However, i've had my last suffer
ing on account of him. The next
time he comes apart where I am
I shall not wait to be punished
for it, but shall start straight for
the North pole ; and, if I discover
it, the British Government will
pay me morn a million dollars.
I'm able to sit down this morning,
but my spirits are.crushed, and I
shall never enjoy life any more.
(Jennie Brown, in ilarper's Young
WISDOM FOR BOYS.
Do you wish to make your mark
in the world ? Do you wish to
be men ? Then obser.ve the fol
Holbd integrity sacred.
O bsern good man ners.
Endt triais patiently.
Be promfpt in all things.
Make icw acquaintances.
Yield no)to discouragements.
Dare to dg nrht: tear to dJo
Watch caretully over your pas
Fight life&s btale bravely, man
IConsider we-l then decidA P)05
Sacrifice imoney rather than
Use all your. leisure time for
I ..end carefu\iIy to the details
of your business.i
High words- fty, elevated,
topmost, summi t.etc.
'Well. sir; Yes, sir, I do reco!
let a good many patent medicines
in my time,' said the old druggist,
a.s he glanced over the bottle
laden counter. 'ome of them
have gone out of fashiou. some of
them are no longer made, and
some of them I have upon the
helves still. It is curious, though,
how the use of them has increas
d. When I first went into busi
ess, and that's over thirty
ears ago now, there were only
two or three sole. Most of the
stuff people used to take then
4vas ordered by the doctor or
iven by the women-folks in the
orm of herb teas. Even the pat
mt medicines were more attempts
,o take the place of the herbs
very woman b,d in the house
len, than regular compounds of
rugs. As for example, there was
Townsend's Sarsaparilla,' which
iad a run from '40 to '45, and
bhen disappeared. Ayer's and
!orris's extracts of the same plant
:ame in about the time that
'ownsend's went out, and I sell
;hem still. \Vistar's 'Balsam of
Wild Cherry,' too, is one of the
)Idest; and 'Pulmonary Balsam'
lates from 1826, yet 1 sell it to
lay. But most of them die out.
hey run for about ten years, as a
ule, and then we hear little about
bem. As I just said, the first
tame to take the piace of the
omne-made decoctions of herbs.
rhen came the reign of the bit
,ers, about the time the war
)roke out, and every one took to
rinking them, either as medicine
)r because they liked them. Of
ate years, I notice that the pro
)rietors of patent medicines talk
ess about what they are made of
Lnd more about the good they
vill do the purchaser. The meth
d of placing them upon the
arket is different. They used
o leave them with us to sell; that
3we would take a dozen bottles,
,d, whben the. agent came round,
vould pay for what we got rid of.
ow, bless your soul, we have to
ay for them whether we sell or
ot-pay for them when we get
bem. Why, I suppose I have
;ot in the store over eight hun
Ired dollars worth of them that
iever have b)een sold, nor never
vil be. But what can I do ? A
edicine come~s out ; they adver
ise it heavily ; people ask for it;
nd so I have to keep it. Look
t that paper: of ours, and count
he patent medicine advertise
nents ; nine and a half columns
ut of twenty-one, ehb? Well,
on't you suppose I have to keep
hose things ? I tell you, people
vill buy what is advertised. It's
mnly of late years that this enor
nbously extensive advertising has
een done; that is, wvhen I say
ate years, I mean in the last
~wenty. Before that, medicines
vere allowed to make their own
vay. But no0w they have got the
~dvertising of them down to a
About the effect of them on
onsumers, it is somewhat difficult
o give a general opinion. People
aow-a-days have given up the
~impes our fathers, or rather mo
hers, were so fond of, and their
lace is filled by the patent medi
ines. I suppose these can be di
ided into two classes-those for
~xternal use, and those you swal
ow. The former are generally
ood. They consist of liniments,
pain-killers, oils, salves and things
ike them, which, if they do not
jo any good, will rarely do any
arm. But, as I said, they gou
orally do good. I bave patent
medicines in this store which I be
Iiev to be just as good liniments
t'r cuts and bruises as any doctor
ould got up. I use them myself,
.nd I recommend them to others.
3ut when you begin to look at
the other class,-those which are
to be swallowed,-it's a horse of
'aother color ; some of them are
good, too. You take some of' the
sarsapaias, for example, and I
can get no better extraeLs from
the man ufacturing druggists. Then
there are other things whbich I
find th L. hysicinns c-onstantlv or
der and zgive their patients. They
are what might be called proprie
tary mcdicines-mnedicines which
have been discovered by physi
cians or chemists. and patenteu in
order to keep a valuable property in
the possession of the person who
first found it out. They are good,
and it is well that we have t hem.
Merely because they have been
patented or copy-righted is no
argument against them.
'But amorg these medicines
which you see advertised are some
which in my opinion are nothing
more than slow poisons; aye, I
might say, worse than poisons. I
don't suppose any one, except a
man in my business, would see a
tithe of the harm they do ; that
is, others might see it, but. not re
cognrze the cause. Look at it for
a moment. I am a duly qualified
druggist under the laws of the
State. By those laws I am for
bidden to sell certain drugs with
out a prescription from a physician
More than that, I am expected to
know enough to be able to tell
whether a physician, in writing a
prescription, has combined drugs
in dangerous quantities ; and, if
he has, .jy business is to notify
him, in order that he may cor
rect the mistake. In addition
to the 'Irugs mentioned in the
law, which are chiefly poisons. by
the way, there are others which
I would, in common with all drug
gists of my standing, refuse to
sell, except upon order of a physi
cian. But in these patent medi
cines may be these very drugs,
and I know nothing about them.
I may suspect their presence after
noticing the effect the medicines
have; but the mischief is done
then. The position held by drug
gists in the community is a little
peculiar. We are retail traders,
dealing in drugs as articles which
people buy ; but, in addition to
that, we have to guard the people
and prevent them buying things
which we have to sell, but which
may do them harm. There is not
a day passes but what I am asked
for drugs which would be dan
gerous unless used intelligently;
that is, with a clear idea of the
danger as well as the benefit of
them. When I sell such things,
[ tell the purchaser about them,
and in this way guard against
evil consequences. The greatest
danger in connection with patent
medicines is that the men who
sell them-the druggists,-do not
know what is in them. By that
lack of knowledge the community
is deprived of the safeguard which
it insists on having in other
branches of my business. Unless
I have passed an examination and
shown myself qualified, I am net
allowed to sell drugs. Why ?
Because the people, Through the
Legislature, require me to know
enough to guard the community
in whbich, I live. How can I do
this, selling patent medicines,
when I know nothing at all about
their composition ? I have heard
it said that the Patent Office will
refuse to patent a hurtful com
pound. Even if it does, there is
no such check on copyrighted
labels; and half of the medicines
are protected by tliese. But sup
pose the Patent Office should so
refuse to patent a medicinc if dan
gerous, thereby obligin g i' eIpat
entee to send to the office a med
icine which is safe ; what is there
to show that these medicines are
made according to the formula
sent in ? Nobody examines them;
the only analyst who tries them
is the stomach, and its report is
never published, unless it be in
the death-rate. It is not mere
supposition on my part,-this idea
of medicines not coming up to
formulas. I remember a case
where it was proved that a patent
medicin-one3 largely sold, mind
you,-had not one grain of the
drug which it was supposed to be
an extract of in it. Cheaper and
stronger remedies had becn sub.
stituted ; yet the formula in the
Patent Office was all right. Where
was the check on that manufac
'What are the most dangerous
reedies? Thbose for women and
children. I do know why it is,
but women seem to have a mania
thev like medicitic : at ieast. tleri
take enough to make one tink so.
Now, as any ioctor wili tell you.
there are drngs which. in ceitain
cases, do women a great deal of
good, and in others act on them
iikc slow poisons. Tle very
strength which makes them val
uable, makes them dangerous. I
am an old man now, and I recol
lect easily the women of forty
years ago. I tell you they were
stronger and healthi-s in every
way than those I see now. Why
was it.? The women of to-day do
the same kind of work, although
not as much as their grandmothers
and mothers did ; they eat the
same kind of food ; they live in
the same climate. I see constan.t
ty in the newspapers articics la
menting the physical degeneracy
of tlhe American ?nomen ; but I
have never seen. except in mcdi
c-al journals, any reference to what
I believe is the cause,-patent
medicines. Any druggist will tell
you that be sells six bottles to
women where he sells cne to men.
Now, what are the drugs these
women are putting into them
selves in such quantities ? What
is the effect of them upon the mo.
thers of the American race ? The
question is a serious one. u
know how the temperance move
ment is sweeping over the coun
try ; you have read the articles
and heard the speeches which
prove that liquor is a poison
which is ruining the men. F~am
a thorough believer in temper
ance, and I think the movement a
good one. But I have thought
so etirnes that an 'Anti-Patent
3Tedicine Ass>ciation' would do as
much good to the race. If the
men are poisoning themselves
with rum, what are the women
doing with drugs ? Physicians
will say that the child of a drunk
en man inherits a tendency or de
sire for drink. What sort of a
constitution do you suppose the
child of a man who drinks. and a
woman whbo has dosed herself on
LIa. strength of the medical know
ledge contained in the patent mued
icine ' advertisemen t, un til she has
no stamina left, starts out in the
wold w;ith ?
'Yes, there is a remedy for this,
and it is a very simple one. Let
the druggist know what there is
in the medicine they sell. The
druggists of this country can be
safely trusted with the care of
their fellow-citizens; they are ac
countable to the law for what
they soll, provided they know
what it is. Some of the States
have public or official analysts.
It's a pity' that all have not got
them; but that's neither here nor
there. Let some State with such
an ofBi,al pass a law r-equirin~
any man who wishes to manufac
ture a patent medicine within its
borders to deposit with the public
analyst the formula of its compo
sition, and oblige that official to
analyze the medicine once a year.
purchasing the same in open mar
ket. If the sample does not comec
up to the formula, let the Attorney
General proseente the case. The
penalty miay be merely nominal,
for the public, on hearing of the
prosecution, would p)unish the
manufacturer sufficiently by r
fusing to buy what he had to seil.
In the case I alluded to, n here it
was proved that a medicine was
being dishonestly manufactured,
'the demand for it ceased in six
months, and what was a good
property became worthless. Then
let the analyst turnish a copy of
the formula to any druggist upon
application. There would be no
danger to the owner of the med
icine, because the United States
patent and copyright laws are:
quite snfficient~ to protect liim in
the ownership of his pr-operty.
or would the makers of honest
medicines be injured ; on the con
trary, their trade3 would be in
c-eased. But such a law would
come down pretty heavily upon;
the men who( think and act as if
having to pay an adverusing bill
constitutes a diploma to prescribe
and a license to dispense drugs,~
both in one. Yes, sir, a know
iede of what is in the patent
medicines, communicated to the
druggists of this country, would
do more thun any otber one thing
toG limih ae of' those that are1
AJu It t 1> 1 RATES.
\ *V.l':CIl41' t- i:(1tl . t)' Iatl'
I1 :.1 i?r . l i. l; . ? )S7" ' : :l'. ' , ' 1 ; 1
of 1'a!(', 1)'er quart, as orMin.,11
::tt rnoi ti"tt u :he nun
d 1 t. ( ' '. .1 t ..r.7..._ .(:
U'.s :I7 a : . ii ; ')1V. raItes
1 ) E WITHi NEATNESS AND DISPAT(RT
n.i Iii ts o pr!otect pur(4hasers
traiTI t the ev I efetS, of indis
:riminate i~ig anid to put an
,rd to what I bLiieve to be a
fre.lt evil. such a 11aW wou!"d put
stop entirely to the manufacture
)i a class of reomedies % hieh are
;old by t h- mail :i tctu~rers and
sent. by expres. What these
'emledies a; e, you %will find out by
'cdio pi .h apers the records
)t the hospitais uu d criminal
FUNCTIONS~ or 'H i; SE,tiS
1. Ticb ne wspapei is. Ii rst of all,
: business en terp~rise. Publishers
-ale newspapers to sll. just as
Latters make hats or ehocmakers
make shoes. rrhc newspaper is
merchandise made to suit te mar
Ket. Those buy it who wisb it,
.nd the buvers take their cboice
)f the wares offered. Without
this commercial value the p1Jlica
tion could net be sustained, and it
would be as unwise as unjust not
health that they will forswear all
cooked articles of food at once and
rorever. Intemperance would al
;o. it ~s urged. no longer be the