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yo TX TEWB request would be Rranted. RSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1883.
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to saR .ur well-koown tert3hZ"., viz:
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O_ Uver and Kidney Cure.
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.. LLIAGUL ATA?E BOWEpI
TIfJER AND KINEYS
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$e i, e r r load low at any R. R. De
pot of Landing in South Care
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,as pies u eid for Kerosee; Lard a5t
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acniog a6sIaby Dr. . :'hepp*rd
itate Cheaistand directions for dee. to
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-2.Broad St., Charleston. S. (.
G ERN K&TNIT,
(Direet importation )
PRR AN GUANO
(6 "O 8pe ceAt.Amaoia)
WUTW t-MINA GROUS
Fine greound .a d of. high grade.
For sale by
CHAmSLTOL. S. C.
Dec. 14, 50-th
SDoeks amd Suauteisery.
The largestand best stock of
B OOKS, STATIONERYj
*Ever shown In Newbry,at1,he
Comprisang in part
Ogtnk Books .Memorandum .Books, Pocket
Books, School Books, Pict'rre Books,
H~,a ok, c Books. Bibles,
celaneous Books, and
kinds of Books,
'oto. and Auo. batas, Visiting Cards,
Phain Cards, tmas Cards, Reward
Cards. En av aonos, Pero
rated & 1o Board,
AR B Blocks.
TritiPprssc as Note, Letter,Cap,
-row, , Car,b e,red
ackgammon Boards, Chetsmen, Domi
noes, Checks,Games, To.y Paints. 8lates,
toy and plains RubberRings, Era
,Color&d Paper, Tissue
adSilver Paper, Writing
Wor Boes.Noah's Ark,
Pens, Tags, McGIH's Fasteners.
And many other articles not enhnmeated]
all and see them.
CHEA P FOR CASH.
anorsvelastear stalia i-.nstaiiis
1- xui-lennnta ns Uiiis
I beJ av ii'IsaOoldio,yz
End you should kIsimy eyelidsa where l
A Cold, dead and dumb to all the world co
The folded erbs would open at thy breath,
And, from Its tele in the Isles of Death,
iLfe wold come gladly back along m
I beleve If I were dead,
"And you upon my iess heart should
Not kabwj.whast he poor dod chanced to
it .NOSd ~faid soddea puse beneath- the
Of ba itever loved in life so much,
And AreW ag, warm, tead, true to thee.
believe K in mygaveT
Hkdpn fn yos4eepsal dby the waves,
Your eyea should drop some warm tears of
Ftom-eery:.saltraeed of your deep grief
Some'iIr,-sweet blossom -otuld leap into
To prove that dea'E codldnot make my love
believe[if Ihould fa8e
I.to thef*la64 iiere ligbt ism ade
Asd you- ufeo'ld long onc mre nay thee to
I -would cone forth upon the-bills of night
= l I;gather start like fagots, till tbysght,
Fed by the beacon blase, fell full on me.
I-believe my love-for thee
Stroeg as- my,life) so nobly placed in be,
It could as-soon expect to see the sun
Fall- Hke -a dead king from bis heights sub.
HIs glotysrfte fk im the throne of Time,
As thee unwortythe worship thou hast
T P4 1P Y ROOMs
"Love in a cottage, stuff and non
sense," said Mrs. Meredith, in the
curt petulant tone whicfi denoted
years of grinding poverty, petty
annoya'rIces, and blighting cares.
"Mar; think you Oitghtt6know
"But, ='aunt Folly why shouldn't
people love one another as well in
a kitchen -as a palace?" pleaded
Mary Meredith, a bright-eyed girl
of nineteen who was plaiting up a
new trmming for the old cashmere
dress which had already been
"They don't," drily retorted aunt
Polly. "That's all I know about
"When -poverty cornea in at the
door, love ilies out of the window."
,"Then it oan't be real love," said
Miry, very decidedly.
"I know that'I should be happy
with Charley anywhere, even if we
hadn't a carpet to. the-floor, or a
curtain to the window."
"Fiddle-de-dee," said Mrs. Mere
"That'g all you know al6ut it.
That's just exactly what I thought
when I married your uncle Cyril.
"Folks say that, old Benaiah
Meredith was a ridi miser,-snd that
sooner or later, your uncle Cyril
would inherit all his property."
"So he did, such as it was-this
old tumbled-down house, half-a
dozen or so of sterile acres, and
the 'Genealogical Family Tree'
mounted! on -parchmient and em
blazoned in different colors."
"But I didn't think of that. I
was a foolish school-girl in love
and, .like all the rest of them, I
married in haste and repentsd at
"And here I am, at forty, a
broken down old woman, with your
uncle Cyril helpless and bedridden
"To me he i's a care and aburden.t
-To him I am a slave."4
There, do you hear his cane rap
ping on the floor upstairs?"
"That is a signal for me todrop4
everything and hurry to him at
"Get married, Mary; do, if you
want to enter into just such wretch
.ed slavery, at once."
Mary Meredith was silent.
Aunt Polly had never spoken
her mind quite so plainly before.
Was it then true that aunt Polly
htadonce been-a.rosy, dimpled young
thing like herself, with a heart full
of vague anticipations, a soul half .
- nfolded like the convolvulus buds?
Would life treat her with thej
samne unrelenting cruelty?
rWoald Charley Frankhlive
sbdveL intog snmarlinrgoldfbundle
imediate action. was needed; and it
rould not be wise to wait for special7
Le lature. We should act promptly.
.'Brown said that.a tax of two1
nills on the taxable property-of the.
own would not be burdenome, andi
rould give *2000. Thalos-by.ire-the;s
ther day was much greater than this.e
3esides the insurance companies speak
f withdrawing unless something is
tone in this matter. '
Mr. Foot's motion was unanimousl .
The chair appointed. the followny,
ommittee : Mess. M. Foot, R. L. t
aughrin, G. S. Mower, R. H. W
ad W. T. Tarrant. Mess. MeCaug'
in and Mower deelined. Theh
of' the old books to be sold, aunt
Polly," remonstrated Mary Mere
"Your uncle. Cyril never wants :
anything to be touched," sharply
retorted Mrs. Meredith.
"He'd. let the old trash of the
house accamulate half-ceiling high,
if he had his way."
"And as for those battered old 1
'Hvllin's Histories,'. he never has so
niuch as taken them off the shelf4
since old uncle Benaiali died." .
"And I mean- to turn them into
money, to- buy good stout yarn for
his winter stockings."
- "Are the -white rags ready; Mary?
Then call to Abe Seeley while I go.
Aid Mary stood ' by, scarcely i
disapproving, yet powerless to re
monstrate, while the mildewed old
volumes of 'Rollin's Ancient His
tory' were sold at three cents. z
"It's a shame," said'she, "to sell.
those books for -such a sum as I
"'d like to know what possible t
use they can' be to us," said Mrs. i
"Books is books," said Abe See- -
ley, a philosophical individual with
a leathery complexion and only ]
>ne leg. f
"But, to be sur, lks prefers
poetry and romances no*adays." i
"They ain't just partial to ancipnt t
istory, as far as my experf':ce
"Fifty dollars, that there last lot, f
"And three-quarters," cried Mrs.
Meredith. .. 1
"Three-quarters at the very least; t
"Call it fifty-dollars," said the i
"It's the covers of the books as I
weighs heavy, Mrs. Meredith, and e
;hat's where the paper mills don't
tllow. anything." s
"You're cheating me," said the r
"I'm cheating myself, Mrs. Mere- 3
lith," said Abe Seeley fervently. lb
"Land of gracious ! there's days
is I don't'fairly make my ex- u
.enses." . li
This was in :the sultry glow of b
lie September noontide.
At sunset, the rag-wagon stopped ii
ilongside .of deacon Frauklin1s old s
nill, where Charley, the deaci's
'Idest son, in his broad straw -hat y
mad working-costume, was drawing g
i bucketful. of cold sparkling water. o
"Never was a mortal so thirsty
n all my life," said Abe Seeley, h
ma he reached out for tile gourd
"Well, Charley Franklin have tl
ron finished that there course of n
livinity lectures yet?"
"What's that fou've got in'youir
!agon, Abram?" said young Frank- a
in. Books? "I didn't know you c:
Lealt in genera! literature." F
"AlP's<fish as comes tomy net,"
aid Abe Seeley, with a grin. p
"'Rollin's Ancient History,' eh?"
aid Fraikkin. carelessly taking sip i
volume. "Is the set complete?" o
"Every blessed volume," nodded
he rag vender. "Don't ye want -to
rade for them,Charley Franklin, I'l 14
iell 'em to you cheap." 0
Young Franklin was a book-lover E
-he glanced longingly at the an- E
~ient covers, n
"What do you call cheap?" said P
And then and there began a diplo- ta
natic coarse of bargaining, from ti
rhich Bismarck himself might have a
Charley FrankUn, being tho- '
oughly in -earnest,- was at -a disads
rantage' howeirer, and although he
ecured the coveted literary treas
ire, he still felt that he had been
While Abram Seeley wenft re
oicing on his way, muttering to
"'That wasn't such a pooribargain;
:Xend iassad dolhral Ohi. !I
naeir tii Iimsd doIrat ~
cried Mary Meredith, in accents'
incredulous delight. "You are ri
Charley. You can go on with yo1
divinity lectures now, and we ci
be married whenever we please."
"Doesn't it seem exac ly like
fairy tale?" said Franklin, with
smile.- "To think- that I rem
through four of the battered el
volumes before I came to the or
in which the ten thousand dollai
were neatly Sattened out betwee
the leaves, touched with the lea
possible speck of gum arabic, at tb
rour corners, to prevent-them froi
"What; " cried aunt Polly. "Te
housand- dollars? What on eart
re you talking about, Charle
"About some old volumes that
ought last September-just befor
our husband died you know-on
f a rag wagon," exclaimed Charli
"I got-them at a bargain, for the
ere real antiquities in their wty
ind I'm trying to get a little classi
al library together, by degreei
nd, gummed between the leaves o
olume five, I found these old bank
Mrs Meredith started, then grei
"You-you didn't - tell -us th
ame of the -book," she gasped, in
tinctvely putting her hand up t
"Didn't I?" said Charley.
bought of course I had mentione<
"It was hstory-'Rollin's An
Mrs. Meredith gave a grasp a
Iary's arm to keep herself from
"Mary !" she ejaculated. "Mary
tbwas the very pile of old book
hat I sold myself-uncle Benaialf,
"It was uncle Benhiab's ordec
artune that I fung into the rai
ragon that day."
"What does it matter, aunt Pol
y," said Mary, "if it comes badl
a the original owner again?"
"Of course, it is yours, Charlej
ill restore it to you at once."
"Of course I shall, young Frank
is declared, when matters had beei
xplained to him."
"Do you think I could for an in
tant retain money which was no
ightfully my own?"
"But it is yours," .said Mrs
[eredith, recovering herself. "Youri
y bona fide purchase and sale.".
"Let it go. Uncle Benaiah'i
ioney I It has only blighted m.)
fe with .hopes unfulfilled and am
ition that never was satisfied."
"My poor old husband died, ai
ever knew that it was his, and ]
hall be better off without it.:
"Take it, you anid Mary. ~ Make
oursely a home with it and Heavex
rant tat it may be a happy
And so the young people tooli
er at her word, and were happy.
Butin the prettiest southern angle
I' the -little Gothic cottage, whici
ie young clergyman inhabits, is m
ook, which is always called:t
"Aunt Polly's room."
And after life, day of drudgery
ad disappointment' the sunset ii
Losing brightly down upon auni
For Mary, her darling, is hap.
And in the reflected sunshinei
[sry's brow, aunt Polly finds'li
wn well-spring of peace.
A short j;ige ago, Roanoke Col
ge, of Salem, Virginia, was closed
a account of the prevalencp ol
nall 'por in that town; and last
eek, in consequence of a case of
~arlet fever, the Rev. W. A. Harris,
rincipal of the Wesleyan Female
istitute, at. Staunton, suspended
ie.. exercises of his school for the
me being. It is sad that these
mats of.learning are plague strick.
id We fear that Roanoke College
rn-guffer a serohnsl6ss.
ppeaking of:the.recent change ol
ewdule .on. the Blue. Ridge Rail.
igd,theSeneca Journsalsays: 'he
aijd never. goes backward, but
nire a com~panies. sometimes~do,
wi1hardly travel on this
m d soan'd the~ railroad
h%hv.argt take theii
Fro>m our Rcgular Correspondea
WASnINGTON,D. C., Feb.1, 1883.
d The tariff rough and tumble has
Le ben. and-tbereis no telling whe
.s or where; it wil end. The attempt
on the. part of the Repubian
leaders to meake it a party question
was part}aly successful .thou
n there is considerable rebellion in
the .acks.: Mr. Kaseon, though
bill canuot be ddfended as a whole;
and half a dozen,others equally'ar
prominent feel like washing their
hands of the whole afrarra i=t
e Senate -Mr. Plumb has stirreduipDa
commotion by his forcible re s
on the subjec nd is oleigne,'
Mr. Ingalls says there will ba
of gymnastice, but no tarif rem
this sessitn. Since the
of the letters writtei bydinembeia
of the tariff- commission to rewe
sentatives of certain "intetst
while they were circulating ,rorn4
last-snmmer the work of tha
appears evea' more ridiculous tha
before. There. has been some -;
imon Reubliansabout D
ocratic obstruction,but the busis;
of Congress l not ieen-retardgd
a single moment this soisiab
any show of obstruction on:thepart
of the Democrats They have fat
len right in and helped to pass
every good measure even when
some . them were Republican
attempts to stealDemocratic thu .
der. But it is-not likely that a-bill
which -deali with the food, clothing
fnel, dwellings, implements, boo
paper,, shroudi, coffins and abrast
everything else that every;hm
being in the United State' toeehes
or needsFrom'th .. -tkede
born babe-Is wr pped in a ed.
blanket until atti end ofthe l fe
journey,. the grave is sohed
down -with a taxed spade-a bill,
touching every interest, = afecting
every home in the land and de
termining, ins great measures what
part of a man's earningashe may
keep for himself and family ap
how much he must contribute to
the coffers-of the rich men who own
and control this .government--i is
not likely,.L may say,thatsuch a
bill will beallowed to rushtresgh
Cogrs at bra-nc speedt
the dictation of a party cancus.
Its provisions had bettei be ives
tigated a little.
In the social world of the capital
the season of entertainigl no
at height. There is a social en
of some importance twEery
-night of the week and somne nights
there are several. These ,With the
day receptions %f the ladies gives
those people~ who like to live in
other pecyIe's Mauses more then
their own plenty of chance.. The
President's~ first public receptioni
foi the sesn opeurs Thesday eyen.
ing, and will be followed by others.
Among the~most popular receptionsi
are those of General- Beal Mrs.
George Bancroit, wife of thie his
torian, and some of the foreign le
gations. General' McClellan and
family, who are spending the&wintet
here, are also great favorities in
society. It is reported that Dr.
McCosh is-to retire from the presi
dancy of the Priineeton College,
and-that he will'be succeeded by
General McClellan. Congesmn
are becoming less and less inden
tifled, from year. to year, with the
-inner social life qf the capital. So
large a number of wealthy and aris
tecratic people from all sections of
' the country arse e'omig property
owners and winter residents here,
that they, with certain old Wash
ington familes, the selecter por
tions of the eabiet, supremne
Court, army, navy and diplomatic
corps, and a-few Senators of wealth
who entertain handsnmely form
the material out of which the wrap
and .woof of- theogold-breed
fabric known to 'the initiated as
"society" -is iare' TheJ
Congress hadts jipular:brsae
few men .ot saososaIfortuneesica
as the: Forty20IZ iifetPsty-sit
seemed quite to aboundaug wh
took fine housesi nd rnuai
lavishily; auddithse wha
so, miened l ,sto a4t
i[rbut ~~q i&- ,h
Iation, nmdn at .the ~je~
mtber - n a- - e
he to io y; -
rent as . m e '
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tresd tl oan aoe
ureo w hit oretls
res wl., er*.. -r.,.eh
crea k~ g -,
aoway. ,iaO one ocsin
bro the sporw.n n!~Ieke
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