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Vol. XIX. NEWBERRY, S. C., THURSDAY, MAY 24, 1883. No. 21.
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Can I forget the happy night,
In that December weather,
When she and I, with footsteps light,
Walked home from church together?
My heart was rent 'twixt joy and fear,
And she was coy and chary,
For that which maidens loved to hear
I'd whispered in her tiny ear.
While walkin' home with Mary.
Ah, that was in the long ago,
But somehow It seems nearer,
And those dear days we used to know
Seem always, somchow, dearer,
When Mary lingers by my side,
As coy and sweetly chary
As when, in that December tide,
I wooed and won my little bride,
While walk in' home with Mary.
God bless thee Uary, for the peace
Suaat cometh with this seening,
And grant I ne'cr shall know surcease
From this delightful dreaming,
For in mine age you are to me
Though all the world may vary
The same sweet girl you used to be,
4n4 to a land my faith can see
['m walkin' hotpe with Nlary.
"I wish I e ld do something for
you Mr. Cl're. said Imogen Lee
softly, "you who do so much for
The young clergyman smiled.
It was not in human nature not to
be flattered at the wistful earnest
ness of this pretty young creature
with the black eyebrows and soft
dark eyes, the pink cheeks, and
round chin, just indented by a dim
ple. Miss Lee's miniature draw
ing-room was the prettiest and
most restful place in the world,
with its portieres of darkblue plush,
its stand of love.birds, wax-brlls,
and Java sparrows, its open boudoir
piano, and the vase of cape-jasmines,
which filled all the air with sweet.
ness, and Imogen herself was the
fitting empress of this fairy domain,
daintily picturesque in her blue
silk dress and the blue flowers in
"You are doing a great work for
me, Miss Lee," he said, "when you
visit the poor and sick in my dis
trict, and constitute yourself my
representative at the many places
which I have no time to attend."
"Oh, but I mean something for
you yoursclf." persisted Imogen.
"To wear-or to use-or to decorate
that little octagon study of yours
that I have such a curiosity to see.
Of course you have dozens of slip
pers. and pcen wipers enough for a
whole pen fatctory', and ash trays
and sioking jackets, and all that
sort of thing; but," her eyes bri ght
cning with a sudden inspiration,
"do you wear a smoking cap ! I'm
sure one would be very beoigto
"I never had one," said Mr.
Clare, laughing. iIe kne w she was
making a fool of him, but the pro
cess was very pleasant and he did
not at all object to it,
"Oh, you must have one," said
Imogen, clasping her p)retty hand.
"And I'll embroider it myself. Tell
Ime, now, which is your faygrite
"-ifow can a man decide in such a
bewilderment of beauty?" he asked
dreamily. "But I think I have al
ways liked the gold-blossomed
"rA sensItive plant In a garden grew,
And the sweet winds fed it with silver dew."
Somewhere I am not certain
where-i have seen a wreath of
mimosas embroidered in gold and
emerald," he added thoughtfully.
"And you like it?" said Iinigp,
nodding -her hepd~archly. -'Well,
your ta'ste shall be consulted. And
now here comes the tea-real
orange scented P'ekoe-just as you
like it !"
Mimosas? They had no such
pattern at the fancy emporiums.
They had never heard of the flow
ers, some of them. They had never
seen it embroidered. An ugly.
tufty little blossom, which would
produce no effect as ali. For their
parts, they would *recommend
daisies, or pomegranates or passion
flowers. Nowhere could Miss Lee
find the design she wanpted,
f And coinsequiently, when she
turned off from the brilliant
thrnnghfare into the squalid streets.
where vice, poverty and starvatioT
rally their innumerable army, tc
visit the poor of St. Winifreda'E
Parish, her heart was not by any
means in her work.
"These poor people 'are all toe
tiresome," said she to herself.
"Their stories are just alike, and
their rooms smell so close and
sickening, and there is always
bread and molasses or half-eaten
apples on the chairs. I hate the
poor and I don't see why I should
be compelled to seek after them to
day, they're just as badly off to
morrow, and will be to the end
of the chapter. And when I am
once Mrs. Fernando Clare I'll de
clare war against the whole thank.
less tribes and generation of 'em!"
Miss Lee was short and brusque
in visits that day. She told Mrs.
Pugrill that it was all her own
fault that Pugrill had got drunk
and been carted off to the station.
house. "You keep your rooms so
dirty that he can't stay in'em" said
she, She ct short the Widow
Mellick's detail of her woes with
"well well, I've heard all this be
fore. If you talked less and work
ed more, you'd be able to support
yourself." She declined to supply
tea and snuff to old Mrs. Dodge.
"-You are getting to be a regular
beggar," said she. "Don't you
know that you ought to think of
your Bible more and of your tea
At last she came to Mrs. Hyde's,
the pale young widow of the drown
ed sea captain.
"Not sitting up yet !" she said
tartly, "Now that is a little too lazy
and shiftless, Mrs, Hyde, You
can't exactly expect to spend all
your time on the sofa, like a fine
"I do not f :el able to walk around
much as yet, Miss Lee," said Mrs,
Hyde 'coloring When she had cone
fided her trouble to the young rec
tor of St. Winifreda's. she had not
expected to be taken to task
for idleness and lack of thrift
by any sharp-tongued young wo
"But this will never do," said
Miss Lee. "You must get up and
go to work. Poor people can't
afford to in'ulge in any fine lady
whims, St. Winifreda's won't sup
port you for c ver !"
Mrs. Hyde bit her lips.
"IJ have on y had twelve shillings
from the p)ar:ih." said she, "and-"
But at t! is minute Miss Lee,
whose keen <yves had been wander
ing around the~ apartment, uttered a
little cry of j lepsed surprisegl.
"Oh. whliat a beautiful~ violet vel
vet cap," sairl she. "That one, I
mean. hanging against the wall.
with the little yellow stars of flow-.
ers on it, a::d the feathery greenp
-They are mimnosas." said Mr..
-'Miinosas? Miss Lee drew a long
breath. It was to her excited mind
exactly as ~i heaven had opened,
and some g. od angel had flung
down into hc r arms the possession
she most coveted in all the world !
"It is all that I have left of my
poor husbar d," said Mrs. HIyce,
i-It yas a, i.iece of' Persian em
broider'y given to him in Cabul- he
only wore it a few times, and-"
"-Ill give you five shillings for
it," said Miss Lee, feeling mechan-~
ically for hei pocket-book.
Mrs. Hyde b)it her lip.
-"It is not for sale," said she.
"Nothing would induce me to sell
-'Then you must be very un
grateful," sail Imogen, "after all
we have dor. fgy ypM I don't
beliege in r eople who put false
sentiments b. fore reason and com
Mrs. Hyde wa's silent.
"I dont rinud if I say ten shill
ings," said In. ogen. "Come, if you
are really so very poor, ten shill
ings ought to be an object to you."
"-Poor as I am," said Mrs. Hyde
with a dignity. which quelled eyen
the parish Yiitress 9f St. Wini
freda's. ".I ara not yet poor enough
to endure unprovoked insult. I
have stated py determination gud
I shall adht re to it, I wish you
And Iraogen, feeling herself po.
litely turned out, flounced from the
room with burning cheeks and
flashing eyes. She had hardly got
down to the door of the house, ho
ever, before she missed one of h
"Six-button," she said to herse
"'and the newest shade of myrt
green. I can't lose it !"
So, unwillingly enough, she we
Mrs. Hyde was not there. Sl
had dragged herself from the cali<
covered lounge into a neighbor
room at the summons of a terrifi(
young mother whose child was in
fit-but the myrtle-green glove l
close to the chair which Imoge
had so recently occupied. Sl
caught it up, rather relieved not 1
have to face the dignified your
widow where the velvet smokin
When Mrs. Hyde returned i
about fifteen minutes, the nail wi
empty. The pretty wreath of n
mosas was gone.
"I hope you will like it," sai
Imogen, with her pretty hea
drooping, her eyes cast down. "]
is all my own work i I designed
"It is beautiful," said the youn
clergyman, as he looked at ti
violet velvet cap, with its circlet <
rare Eastern embroidery, its bindin
of gold cord and golden tassel
ie stopped abruptly. Were ha
he seen one exactly like it before
Everyone knows how impossib]
it is to locate these provoking Wi
o'.the wisps of the brain. And M
Clare left off trying for the pr
'It was very kind of you to thin
of me," said Mr. Clare. "Bless n
-two o'clock already. And I ha
an engagement at a quarter past.
And he bade Miss Imogen Lf
good-bye, and went off with ti
little rose-perfumed paper-box i
"Really," said Imogen with
pout, 'I think he might have di
played a little more enthusiasu
And after all the trouble I ha
Mrs, Hyde was sitting in his li
tie reception parlor when the youn
man entered it-Mrs. Hyde, pal
slight and looking unusually ii
teresting in her deep mournin
"I have come to thank you fc
all your kindness, Mr. Clare," sai
she, "and to tell you that I has
now opened a little school in Coui
'street, b)y the aid of which I hop
to support myself in the future."
Mr. Clare 1pgked kindly dowi
pippn $he sweet white face.
'ut are you sure that you'ar
well enough?" said she.
"-I cannot endure always to be d<
pendent," said Mrs. Hyde, blasl
ing. "And-but qh, Mr, Clar<
pardon my seeming abruptnes
but where did you get that velve
For in his absent pre-occupatio
Mr. Clare had taken the velv<
mimosa cap out of the rose scente
box and hung it on one of the an
lers of the deer's head over hi
"It was q pres,ent frm one <
my parishioners," said he-"Mis
Mrs. Hyde bit her lip. "Do yc
know where she got it?"
"She embroidered it herself," sail
the unconscious Mr. Clare.
'Pardon me," said Mrs. Hyd<
thoroughly aroused and indignar
by this time; and she told M:
Clare the true history of the wreat
"Then it was in your room the
saw it," said the pegter with a lon
breath, "But who would have be
lieved that Imogen Lee would lI
guilty of a crime like this?"
He went to the young lady an
talkced gravely to her that afte
noon. Imogen had never beene
impressed in her life,-and yet si
knew that her chance for the youn
clergyman's affection was ove
lie could have forgiven gny fan
"I suppose he will marry Mr
Hyde now," thought Miss Lee bi
terly. "Widows seem to carry
peculiar spell with them?"
Imogen was right. He did ma~
ry Mrs. Hyde, finally. But Imog4
Lee had herself to thank fori
Before the episode of the violi
velvet cap Mr. Glare had never hs
his attention called particularly1
the yonng sea-cantain's widow.
w-[ "But when I once got fairly ac- s<
er quainted with her," he said, "I bi
could not help admiring her." ti
l1f, And Imogen Lee does no more tc
le parish visiting for St. Winifreda's w
BILL ARP AND BOB.
Bob works on my place. Bob th
somebody. The only darkey I linow w
of who hasent got another name. cc
1e They all have plenty of names. bi
There is the Widow Corson and se
Mrs. Julia Ann Blossom living j1
close by who put on style, but Bob
is a nigger and knQWs it. Bob
talks like a telephone and you can
hear his mouth all over the planta
tion. Bob can read and write, but b3
1 he is no better for that. He goes ju
to meeting and enjoys a power gf ca
d religion, but my hens have quit er
laying in the barn and crib since he er
" settled on my premises. Bob works H,
it well but he don't take care of any- th
thing-and will tell a lie with perfect ds
g indifference to discovery or conse- lit
ie quences. He borrowed my fine m
plow, and broke it, and left it in the os
g field, and swore he hadn't had it, vc
sr it was broke when he got it. He w<
borrowed a set of plow gear, and th
denied getting 'em, and when it was fo
- proved on him said he left 'em wl
e over in the field by a simmon tree. nc
11 The other morning I found three br
r of my mogul plum trees tore all to sh
pieces by the stock, and Bob had a so
long story to tell how his mule got ki
k out of the stable and then out of the i1i
e lot and into the yard, and he was so pt
e mad with old Bill when he found oa
him eating up my grape vines that fr
e he throwed a rock at him and liked ti'
1e to have killed him, and then with ca
an air of a hero says, "Boss, please lo:
give me some tobakker if you got ar
a any." That rascal never fastened m
- the stall nor the stable gate, and I at
Q felt like killing him when I looked or
at my trees, and so I usd language in
on him-much language, but he dE
t did'ent care one cent and in less gr
than an hour sent down for some pr
buttermilk and inguns for dinner. fe
Fret not thyself because of evil do- fa
gers, but I'm afraid I will have to "I
kill Bob before the year is out, and fla
>r he would not care much if I did. nE
d They don't care for anything- st
e chain-gangs, lynching, hanging, nor dE
i nothing else has much terror for af
e the nigger-, Whipping is the only Wi
thing that made good niggers of the in
u old set and it-is the best thing for se
the new. The old set are good yet, ta
*e but the new ones are going to the gr
dogs. You can't take up a South. G:
ern paper without findinig an ac- ne
count ofanother murder or some he
~'horrible outrage committed for mo- hi
ney or lust. Nobody feels safe
like they used to. It is getting to at
be a dread and- a fear, for they are vc
nworse than brutes when their pas- D:
dsions are aroused. A man run for WI
dthe Legislature last year in Ala. fr
bama, and to get the negro vote ti<
s adhe should go for abolishing the F1
chain gang and putting up the whip- de
ping post in place of it. Well, it sa
s made the niggers all mad and they A
voted against him. They'd rather hi
u serve ten years in the chain-gang ni
than take a whipping. Since their th
freedom they seem to be going back G,
to their original barbarism and they cc
'will if let alone to their natural as
tinstincts. They now commit ten so
.times as much crime as the white A]
h folks according to population. su
They are hung and they are lynch- is
Ied and there are over two thousand ra
gin the chain-gangs and on the pub- ne
Slic works of the State, but all this aii
eseems to have no effect on ax
It is not ignorance and the race. ac
d and it not whiskey that moves m<
r- them to crime but a kind of th
0 natural don't care cussedness that It
ie nothing but fear of the lash will ?e- ax
g form. The white folks are doing D
r, ~etty well and would do first rate pr
it if it was'ent for whisky. That is at
the cause of nearly all their troaible, hi
s. But the negroes don't drink much. si
t- lie wants a master worse than he l.a
a wants anything, and he will have to fie
have one or do better. Our people d4
r- can't stand it. No family feels safe et
~n from their brutishness. I never ju
It. come home without some appre- as
et hension, for there are as many vag- p1
Ld abond black tramps in this section tb
to as there are white ones at the it
North and they have no more con. bi
;ience than a hog. Senator Sauls
iry, of Delaware, told his people
iat it was high time that all this
mfoolery about nigger equality
as stopped, and it would stop if it
asen't for the politicians. Those
ew Jersey school girls showed
eir spunk and their self-respect
hen they refused to recite to a
But I reckon it will all settle
)wn about right after while. j f
ey don't do better soon I reckon
a h4d better pass a law that every
nvict shall be sold to the highest
dder or be shipped to Massachu
tts and let hini take his choice.
I bet they would'ent go.
In a -very interesting pamphlet
the late Doctor Beard, published
st before his death, he throws
nsiderable doubt upon the gen
ally accepted theory of the in
ease of American nervousness.
e-claims that his researches 'upon
is subject have formed the foun
tion of a large and increasing
erature int Englaud and Ger
any. He contends that the yhil
ophy of the prevention of ner
usness in this country is the
)rking out by natural forces of
e spirit of contentment. He looks
rward in the centuries to come to
'at he calls orders of 'financial
bility, who, without the necessity,
it not above the capacity to work,
all use their vast and easy re
urces for the upholding of man
nd, physical and mental. .Fam
es thus favored can live without
tysical discomfort and work with
it worry. He argues that far
m nervousness being a destrue
e agent in American life, Ameri
ns of the brain-working class live
ager than Europeans. He further
gues that the nervous tempera
ent is antagonistic to fatal, acute
id inflammatory disease, and fav
able to long life; that most annoy
g nervous diseases do not rapidly
stroy life, and are consistent with
eat longevity; that nervousness
otects the system against the
brile diseases that are so rapidli
tal to the sanguine and phlegmatic.
n the conflict with fevers and in
.mmations strength is often weak,
as and weakness becomes
ength. We are saved through
bility." All these facts should
rord considerable comfort to those
10 think that nervousness is wear
g their lives away. Negroes are
[dom nervous, and yet their mor
ity throngh acute diseases is far
eater than that of the whites, "If
ambetta," he says, "had been a
rvous man-a bramn-bankrupt
would probably have survived
Dr. Beard points to the immense
mount of labor performed by ner
us men, by men like Gladstone,
irwin, Spencer. and many others
10 have been chronic sufferers
m cerebrasthenia (brain exhaus
)n). England, Germany and
rance, he says, for one or two
cades have been suffering in the
me way as America. The Anglo
rnericans make more than one
If of the population, and so fur
sh absolutely greater numbers of
e nervous qnd non-nervous, but
armans born in this country, or
ming here in youth, break down
badly as the English, and far
oner than the Irish or Scotch.
lI parts of our country do not
ifer equally. In the South there
very little nervousness; in Colo
do and the Northwest nervous
es abounds. The dryness of our
and furious extremes of heat
d cold-conditions that extend
ross the continent to the Rocky
untains-are the main cause of
e nervousness of the Americans.
is stisfactory to know, upon the
thority of Dr. Beard, Charles
ickens and others, that we are im
oving, in this respect, in physique
d mental powers. We are the
ordest workers in the world, and,
~y, Dr. Beard, "we may be born
rger than the Germans, carry less
*sh, mature earlier, dry up and
cay younger; but in dispatch, ex
utive ability, impromptu practical
dgment, we can as far excel them
they excel us in science and
diosophy. Every,young man feels
at if he does not become Presidenit,
will be because he did not try to
or- else his own abilities are at
Doue toummaw a.- .
8P N-MU, see in Localol a
Do=s wraiTeE i r
fault. These are sosne of;
why wre are-the most::
brightest, mosti luky antd
the most Cheerful p
falt Tes re sDeof
A well-known:wlia -'BdC1tpb 4""
this .eity was' called up by
the other day, when the
conversation took place: ap a
"It has come, doctor"
The doctor thought-heke
voice, and, wondering why
not been sent for, shoteda
"Is it all right?"
"It's a -very w nteattetn
swered the voice, which was
a woman, "but it will do if1le"o
The doctor ctanght the lst
and called distin?y"
"Give it" pre i !" S
There was a mumbled ds
which he cduld not hies, and t
the te vi called: -
",Is this Doctor-?"
"No! it's i Do itor ---f ae
Then he heard a chrus tf i
and was informed that: h
communiction with at i
was a silk dress for !" ,
wife was under discussion,
h he wasdhewrong m a, which
the circumstances, was rathes.
lief to the Fert street
[Detroit Free P%eis
A REC"M EliVATIl ",
Old. Si was asked bym as
"Si, do youknow adarky~
name of Davis?"'
."Sisero Davis wid de red y
got burn'd in thepowder
"Yes, he's the man."
"Well, I kno's him." -
"Is he reliable?"
"Giuoll, but. it 'pendsuy
on de bizness dst he's:gaged '
"What business WOol he1
best in as aporter?'"
"Well, ter tel ye de M
place whar .da nigger cud
an' be es hones' es de daym
dat's ez ~porter iner
sto?"In dat case de o'ner *a
liable ter .flne .de property ma
jess whar let' hit I"
The gentleman .r'med Davis1e
not engaged.- --Gi~a Maf. .'
"Ah, Ihave animpresuion'
claimed Dr. McCose, thePts -
of Princeton College, to the aa
philosophy class. *'Now,
gentlemen, can you tell me whatm
No answer. -
"What; no one knows?
can tell me what an impresimka
exclaimed the Doctor, lookingu
and down the class.
"I know," said Mr. Arthur.- a
impression is a dent Ia a
"Young gentleman," salt
Doctor, growing red in th'~
"yon are excused for the day." 2
[New York &w'.
Williston is dealing In als~
melon fMures. Mr. Allea-mb
ersbee .has bought out svr~.
mers at four cenits apiees foWe R'
melonis weighing more than .e
The Darlington News 5ay#s
"One of the saddest sights w
seen for a long time was
mer's wagon loaded with ap
hay. Is this progressive $ P~!
The Town Councilof J1~m,.
Edgefleld, has offered a wad ;
one hundred dollars forpro
fieient to convict any persona
ling whiskey in that toyn. -
Reports show that all the qw
in Texas, cotton and corn
ly, are good. Prospects hqven
dom been finer. *
T he News and Courier sJ
Charleston Factory offers
employment and fair
A Baltimnve dry-Nei
is making his 11t trMi ts
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