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Vol. XIX. NEWBERRY, S. C., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1883. N..0
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A -i 91a
THE BLACK HORSES.
Have you seen the black horses
As they stand in their places,
With the steam of their nostrils
And the fire of their faces,
As they shine in their harness
For their swift, splendid races? t
When they run in the darkness r
How they flame in their going !
How they spurn earth behind them !
How the heat in them glowing t
Leaves a trail on the night
From the sparks they are throwing. 0
And the hand or the master
Perchance you have wondered g
How it kept a firm rein
While they lightened and thundered ii
In the speed of their passage h
,As midnight was sundered. r
Oh, grand are theiiorses n
That whirl -us. unsparing
By hillside and hollow. o
Their vigordeclaring: t
+a d grand are the drivers
Who urge on their daring !
Fly faster and faster.
Oh. gallant black horses, i
As ye fling the hot spume flakes
Along your smooth courses ;
Fly faster, for heartbeat G
Shall add to yot* forces !
And grip the long lever,
Oh, hand of the master,
As the brass shines like gold
In the teeth of disaster
While the black horses' snorting
Comes faster and faster!
-Samuel W. Du field.
TOE STOLEN NOTES.
Except that he indulged too free
ly in the use of the intoxicating
cup, John Wallace was an honest, n
'ih-iinded and extraordinary man. c
one great fault hung like a p
dark shadow over his many virtues.
He meant well, and when he was p
sober he did well. h
He was a hatter by trade, and by o
industry and thrift he had -secured y
money enough to buy the house in
which he lived. He had purchased fi
it several years before for three
thousand dollars, paying one thou- ti
sand down and securing the balance V
by mortgage to the seller. d
The mortgage was almost due at
the time circumstances made me h
cquainted with the affairs of k
the family. But Wallace was
ready for the day; he had saved up p
the money; there seemed to be no
possibility of an accident. I was tl
well acquainted with Wallace, hav- ti
ing done some little collecting and
Irawn up legal documents for hfin. g
3ne day his daughter Annie came
;o my office in great distress, de- h<
~laring that her father was ruined, ft
md that they should be turned out tc
f the house in which they lived. o;
"Pehaps not, Miss Wallace,"
aid I, trying to console her, and
ive the affair, whatever it was, a
right aspect. "What has hap
"My father," she replied, "had
he money to pay the mortgage on w
he house in which we'live, but it it
s all gone now." i
"Has he lost it?" ti
"I dont know. I suppose so. pi
Last week he drew two thousand ti
ollars from the bank and lent it
o Mr. Bryce for ten days."h
"Who is Mr. Bryce?"
'lie is a broker. My father
ot acquainted with him through n
-eorge Chandler, who boards with y
as, and who is Mr. Bryce's clerk."
"Does Mr. Bryce refuse to pay ti
'-He says he has'paid it."
"Well what is the trouble, then?" ti
"Father says he has not paid lc
"Indeed ! But the note will prove
hat he has not p)aidI it. Of course, s:
ou have the note?"
"No, Mr. Bryce has it." gl
"Then, of course, he has paid
"I suppose he has, or he could ir
not have the note," a.
"What docs your father say?" E
"He is positive he never re- fr
eived the money. The mortgage, p
be says, must be paid to-morrow." st
"Very singular ! Was your fa- ti
I hesitated to use the unpleasant w~
word Which must have grated w
arshly on the ear of the devoted p
"Mr. Bryce says father was not a
uite right when he paid him, but ri
not very bad." h
"I will see your father." h
"He is comning up here in a few w~
moments; I thought I would see
you first and tell you the facts be- a
fore he came." a;
"I do not see how Bryce could ix
have obtained the note unless he ti
paid the money. Where did your a:
father keep it?"
"He gave it to me, and I put it
in the secretary." al
"Who was in the room wheu you
put it in the secretary?" 'V
"Mr. Bryce, George Chandler, my p
father and myself." p
The conversation was here in
terrupted by the entrance of Wal- c
lace. He looked pale and haggard,
LS from the debauch from which he
"She has told you about it, I
uppose?" said he, in a very low
I pitied him, poor fellow, for two
housand dollars was a large sum
or him to calculate in his business.
'he loss of it would make the fu
ure look like a desert to hirm. It
rould be a misfortune which one
aust undergo to appreciate it.
"What passed between you on
"Well, I merely stepped into his
ffice-it was only the day before
esterday-to tell him not to for
et to have the money ready for me
y to-morrow. He took me back
sto his office, and as I sat there
e said he would get the money.
eady the next (lay. He t!en left
ie and went into the front office,
'here I heard him send George
t to the hank to draw a check for
vo thousand dollars; so I sup
sed he was going to pay me
"What does the clerk say about
"-Ie says Mr. Bryce remarked
'here he sent him, that he was
oing to pay me the money."
"And when George came in he
'ent into the front office again and
)ok the money, Then he ci.me to
ie again and did not offer to pay
re the money."
"Had you the note with you?"
"No, now I remember he said he
apposed I had not the note with me
r he would pay it. I told him to come
i the next day and I would have
ready-that was yesterday.
hen I came to look for the note
could not be found. Annie and
have hunted the house a lover."
"You told Bryce so?"
"I did. He laughed and showed
re his note, with his signature
rossed over with ink and a hole
unched through it."
"It is plain, Mr. Wallace, that he
aid you the money, as alleged, or
as obtained fraudulent posE ession
f the note, and intends to cheat
ou out of the amount."
"He never paid me," he replied
"Then he has fraudulently ob
Lined possession of the note.
hat sort of a person is that Chan
ler, who boards with you?"
"A fine young man. Ble3s you,
e would not do anything of that
"I am sure he would not,' re
eated Annie. earnestly. "
"How else could Bryce obtain
ie note but through him? What
me does be come home at night?"
"Always a: tea time. He never
es out in tLe evening.
"But fath:r, he did not come
me till ten o'clock the ni;lit be
re you went to Bryce's. He had
stay in the office to post books
something cf the kind."
"How did he get in?"
"lie has a night key."
"I must see Chandler," sa:.d I.
"No harm in s 'ing him," added
r. 'Wallace, "1I s l1go for liim."
In a few mo;unts he returned
ith the young mnan Chandler, who,
the conversation I had with him.
anifested a very lively interest in
e solution of the mystery, and
~ofessed himself ready to (10 any
ing to forward my views.
"When did you return to the
yuse on Thursday night ?"
"Twelve," said Annie, "it was
>t more than ten when If heard
"The clock struck twelve as I
trned the corner of the street." re
ed Chandler, -positively.
"I certainly heard some one in
Le front room at ten," said Annie,
oking with astonishment at those
"WVe're getting at something,"
Lid I, "How did you get in?"
The young man smiled as he
anced at Annie, and said:
"On arriving at the door I found
had lost my night-key. At that
oment a watchman happened
ong and I told him my situation.
e knew me, and taking a ladder
om an uniinished house opposite
aced it against one of the second
ry windows, and I entered in
"Good. Now, who was it that
as heard in the parlor unless it
as Bryce or one of his accom
ices? He must have taken the
ey from y-our pocket, Chandler,
d stolen thme note from the sec
tary. At any rate I will charge
m with the crime, let what may
appen. Perhaps he will confess
hen hard pushed."
Acting upon this thought, I wrote
lawyer's letter - "demanded
ainst you," etc.-which was im
tediately sent to Mr. Bryce. Cau
oning the parties not speak of the
Tair, I dismissed them.
"Well, sir, what have you to say
ainst me?' he asked stiffly.
"A claim on the part of John
Iallace for $2,000," I replied,
king over my papers and ap
earing perfectly indifferent.
"Paid it," he said, short as pie.
"Have vou?'' said I, looking him
kamly in thn eye.
The rascal quailed. I saw thal
he was a villian.
"Nevertheless, if within an honi
you do not pay me $2,000, and
$100 for the trouble add anxiety
you have caused my client, at the
end of the next hour you will be
lodged in jail to answer a criminal
"What do you mean, sir?"
"I mean what I say. Pay, or
take the consequences."
It was a bold charge, and if lie
had looked like an honest man I
should not have to make it.
"I have paid the money, I tell
you," said he; "I have the note in
"Where did you get it?'
"I got it when I paid the-'
"When you feloniously entered
the house of John Wallace on
Thursday night at 10 o'clock, and
took the said note from the secre
--You have no proof," said he,
grasping a chair for support.
-That is my lookout. I have no
time to waste. Will you pay or
go to jail?"
He saw that evidence I had was
too strong for his denial, and he
drew his check ,on the spot for
twenty-one hundred dollars, and
after begging me not to mention
the affair, he sneaked off.
I cashed the check and hastened
to Wallace'e house. The reader
may judge with what satisfaction
he received it, and how rejoiced
was Annie and her lover. Wal
lace insisted that I should take
$100 for my trouble; but I was
magnanimous to keep only $20.
Wallace signed the pledge. and
was ever after a temperate man.
He died a few years ago, leaving a
handsome property to Chandler
and his wife, the marriage between
him and Annie taking place shortly
after the above narrated circum
A JERSEY SNAKE HUNT.
After the road came to an end
altogether and left the wagon jolt
ing over an unbroken field, the old
horse put on a remarkable burst of
speed, and turning into a narrow
lane leading to a, small farm
"Look here," I said, "didn't I
pay you to carry me to Jerry Mar
"Sartin you did, sir."
"Then why don't you do it?
Why do you stop here at your
'Done the best I could, sir. This
is Jerry Martin's place, sir."
"I'm Jerry Martin, sir; at your
A quarter so neatly earned sure
ly was well deserved, and, check
ing an impulse to say something
sarcastic, I laughed, and told Jerry
"Snake huntin', is it?" he ex
laimed, in something like astonish
ment. "Want to go snake huntin'?
Well I never? Fine gents from
the city never hunt snakes, as I
knows on. Goin' to start a circus?
Museum 'business, maybe? No?
Well, I never. Jest want to hunt
snakes. Maria?" he shouted in a
voice that might have been mis
taken for a steam whistle.
A nervous-looking little woman
stepped out from behind a chicken
"Ye needn't yell so, Jerry Mar
tin; I ain't deaf,"
"Here's a gentleman from the
city as wants to go snake huntin'."
Jerry moved back to note the effect
of his words. Not a muscle moved
in the careworn face under the sun
'-Well," she said, a moment after
ward, "why don't you take him?"
"I'll do it-for half a dollar."
In a few minutes Jerry and I
were again jolting over the un
broken field in the direction of a
forest of scrub pines.
"Snakes is scarce around these
parts this year. Fire over to Ham
monton way drove 'em off last sum
mer. The big 'uns took to the
pine swamp 'bout quarter of a mile
below the clearin' in the piney
woods over to the right of us, and
the little ones was burned up. It's
harder for me to git snakes now,
but when I finds one he's sure to be
a whopper an' big enough to send
to a circus. The littler ones I send
to saloons an' restaurants for show
windows. Billy Howe, in Camden,
he used to sell 'em for me, but he's
gone out of the business, and I
ave to ketch 'em and sell 'im my
self. I was up to the Zoological
Garden in the city last week to see
about selling a big piney snake,
but Mr. Brown, the supermntendant,
an' the duffer at the gate wouldn't
let me in. Mebbe i'll go up next
week. I ain't seen the big snake
for three weeks, an' if he ain't
pulle I up stakes an' gone on a va
ation he's hiding in the swamp.
Can't stand the hot sun, d'ye see,
and only comes out for any length
of time on cloudy days. Not much
chance for 'im to-day."
'At the edge of the woods the
horse wasn unroped from the wagon
and turned loose. A cove ed basket
a pronged stick, a bottle of chloro
form and a small spo ie weri
taken from a box in the on. Ii
the basket was an imitatio. mouse
fastened to the end of a stout stick
and wound around the en$ of the
stick was a small ball of twiAe. AT
old cloth apron completed whal
Jerry called the "outfit."
Down to the edge of the big
swamp, where the weeds and the
bushes grew thick and high, Jerry
walked !softly, and, after five min
utes of slow creeping sat down up
on a log.
"Keep quiet now," he cautioned,
"there's lots of snake holes around
here. Here's where I saw the big
'un three weeks ago. Now, you
hold the end of the string while I
fasten the mouse in the clear spot
The stick upon which the imita
tion mouse was fastened was forced
into the ground so that the mouse
rested in an upright position about an
inch above the sand. The string
reached from the mouse to the log.
We laid down, side by side, behind
the log, with our heads upraised so
that we could command a view of a
semicircle thirty or forty feet in
We waited five minutes in utter
silence. Then Jerry's arm moved
backward quickly and the string
flutted an instant in the sand.
Squeak ! The imitation mouse
cried out as if caught in a trap. A
bird stopped chirping overhead.
Squeak-squeak ! The bird flew
away. At irregular intervals for
ten minutes the mouse shrieked in
anguish, but only the fitting shadow
of the swaying string disturbed the
dull gray surface of the sand.
Through an opening in the trees
the sun blazed down in sullen fury.
Out in a cleared field the heat
throbbed upward like waves from a
furnace. The narrow horizon be.
yond the trees waved like a banner,
and the branches of the bushes
hung motionless in the stifling
mouse was becoming furious. Over
at the base of a stump something
moved. A streak of yellow gray
sand seemed to start into like.
Jerry nudged me softly.
"A snake." It was but a whis
per, but the snake heard it and
stopped, with head upraised and
tongue darting back and forth like
the flame of a spirit lamp. The
mouse became frantic at this dan
ger. Jerry seized the crotched
stick, the choloroform and the
sponge, and was making ready for
a spring, when I saw by a sudden
pallor in his face that something
had happened. I leaned towsrd
him and he put his lips close to my
"There's a snake crawling over
my legs," he whispered. "Don't
move a muscle."
Jerry bowed his head upon the
log and became as marble. In a
moment something touched my legs
twice. A chill ran through me; my
veins ceased throbbing and my
lungs refused to do their work.
The snake was feeling his way
across me. A second lengthened
into a minute, the minute into an
hour, seemingly, and still the snake
dragged his heavy length across
my legs. In that second of horror
and disgust the reptile was as long
as a ship's cable and as heavy as a
tree. When I felt myself free of
the weight I turned my head. Jerry
had risen, and with stick in hand
was stepping over me. He made a
lunge at something, and when 1
jumped to my feet I found him
hold the stick upon the snake's
"Wet the sponge with chloro
form. quick, and hold it upon his
"That's the way I ketch 'em,"
said Jerry, as he wrapped the snake
in the apron and crowded it into
the basket. "No trouble about that,
is there? To-morrow that piney
snake will stretch his six feet o'
length in a box that I've got up to
the house, an' next week he'll go
to New York or to the new museum
on Arch street, Philadelphia. That
mouse does the business every time.
That first snake skipped back in
to his hole when the mouse stopped
squeakin'. No use tryin' 'im to-day
any more. Wouldn't come out for
a drove of mice. They're mighty
sharp, snakes is."-Letter to Phila
THE~ TRADE DOLLA.-The trade
dollar is like a dude because it is
lacking in cents.
It's like a drunkard because it
don't pass at par.
It is like a boy when his father
is thrashing him, because it's below
It is like a laundry-it belongs
to the Chinese trade.
It is like a sluggish stream-it
will not pass current.'
It, is like a corner-stone deposit
-it's base coin.
It is like a politician's promise
only taken at a discount.
It is like a doctor-the less you
have to do with it the better you
are off-New York Judge.
All dogs have their daze when
hit with a club
APHORISMS OF OLIVEK
Memory is a net. One finds i
full of fish when he takes it fron
the brook, but a dozen miles o
water have run through it withou
God bless all good women. T(
their soft hands and pitying hearts
we must all come at last.
Put not your trust in money, but
put your money in trust.
When a strong brain is weighed
with a true heart it seems to be
like balancing a bubble against a
wedge of gold.
Controversy equalizes fools and
wise men in the same -way-and
the fools know it.
I find the great thing in this
world is not so much where we
stand as in what direction we are
If the sense of the ridiculous is
one side of an impressible nature,
it is very well, but if that is all
there is in a man he had bettei
have been an ape and stood at the
head of his profession at once.
Travelers change their guineas,
not their characters.
There are three little wicks to
the lamp of a man's life, brain,
blood and breath. Press the brain
a little, its light goes out follo*ed
by both the others. Stop the heart
a minute and out goes all three of
the wicks. Choke the air out of
the lungs and presently the fluid
ceaes. to supply the other cente
of flame, and all is soon stagnation,
cold and darkness.
There are a good many real mis
eries in life -that we cannot help
smiling at, but they are the smiles
that make wrinkles not dimples.
We must have .a weak spot or
two in a character before we can
love it much. People that do not
laugh or cry or take more of any
thing than is good for them, or use
anything but dictionary words, are
admirable subjects for biographers.
But we don't care most for these
fine pattern flowers that press best
in the herbarium.
Faith always implies disbelief of
a lesser fact in favor of a greater.
I would have a woman as true as
death. At the first real lie, which
works from the heart outward, she
should be tenderly chloroformed
into a better world, where she can
have an angel for a governess- and
feed on strange fruits, which shall
make her all over again, even to
her bones and marrow.
Why can't somebody give us a
list of things which everybody
thinks and nobody says, and anoth
er list of things that everybody
says and nobody thinks?
AN EPISODE OF THE WAR.
"Clubs are trumps !" That is
what I heard in war time, in the lull
betwe~en two battles, away down in
Chattanooga. I was in an old
Southern cemetery. It was a De
cember day; the roses were not
gone, and butterflies, the symbols
of immortality, were slowly opening
and closing their large wins in the
last warm sunshine of the,y%ar. I
looked around but nobody was in
sight. Again there came a voice,
"The see of hearts takes the trick !"
At last I saw, a little way off, a
vault. Three steps led down to it,
and the door was ajar. Descend
ing the broken stairs, I put a hand
on the unwilling door. It yielded
and a curious interior was revealed.
It was a little room, dimly lighted,
whose~ only furniture consisted of
coffins, and around one of .them
that rested upon trestles were three
soldiers. They had only four sound
arms and five legs to divide among
them. They had pulledftwo coffins
from the wall to serve for seats,
and they were in the midst of a
game of cards. They looked up an
instant and went on with the deal
and play. Nothing equals the
nonchalance of veterans at the
front, where the hum of bullets is
as familiar as the hum of bees
among the clover. I looked on a
while and stepped up and out in
to the free air. Near me was a
small marble lamb lying upon a
slab, meaning :
"There is no flock, however watched and
But one dead Iamb is there."
It had lost an ear by a bullet and
one of its feet had been carried
clean away. So far it did not mat
ter much, as it had no possible use
for the three that were left it. Some
idle musket, for want of higher
game, had made a target of it. The
whole scene set off most strikingly
the quiet reverence for the dead of
fifty years ago.
A lady said her husband will sit
on a barbed wire fence all the af
ternoon to see a baseball match,
and never move a muscle, but when
he goes to church he can't sit in a
cushioned pew for fifteen minutes
without wiggling all over the seat,
and changing his position forty
If a man does not make new ac
quaintances as he advances through
life he will soon find himself left
alone. A man should keep his
friendship in constant repair.
Nd 'ensafor ach en*q -einseensis
Double columg advedsemets tea per amr
Notices of meetings,obitaaries and trlbuts
of respect, same rates per square as ordinnty
8peial Noees in Local column la cent
Adverdsements not marked with the ama
ber of insertions will be kept In tiD frbid
and charged ac.ordingly.
Special contracts made with adver
- tisers, with liberal deductions on rate'
JOB PRIAff-LI ":
-DONE WITH NE-TNESS AND DIPAT
HOW TO MAKE A GOOD
Elect none but live, educated
Have good schoolhouses, neatly
built and well ventilated,'nd thor
oughly supplied with good furni.
ture and apparatus.
Have the school year commence
the first Monday in September, and .
continue, with the holiday vacation -
till the first of May following.
Employ none but trained teach
ers, or those qualified to lead, rather
than mislead the young.
Retain the same teacher through
out the school year.
Pay said teacher enough toen. '.
able him to live and have a little
money to spend for fitting himself
for higher usefulness in his call
Don't employ a teacher because
he underbids some one else, for
in 'ninety-nine out of a hundred
cases he is worthless. Cheap teach.
ers, like cheap jewelry, are not
made of good material. Avoid,
Let parents, officials and others
visit the schools frequently, not to..
find fault, but to encourage both
Don't be afraid that your schools
are costing too much. Your chil
dren, parents, are more valuable
than your horses and cattle, the
theory ,of many school patrons to
the contra-y notwithstanding.
1. Thou shalt have no other wife
2. Thou shalt not take into thy
house any beautiful brazen image
of a servant girl, to bow down to
her and serve her; for I am a jeal
ons wife. visiting, &c.
3. Thou shalt not take the name
of thy wife in vain.
4. Remember thy wife to keep
5. Honor thy wife's father and
6. Thou shalt not fret.
7. Thou shalt not find fault witht :
thy dinner. -
8. Thou shalt not chew tobacco.
9. Thou shalt nottbe behind thy
10. Thou shalt not visit the rum
tavern, thou shalt not covet the,
tavern keeper's rum, nor his bran.
dy, nor his wine, nor anything that
is behind the bar of the rum seler1
11. Thou shalt not visit the bil
liard hall, neither for worshipping
in the dance, nor heaps of money
that lie on the table.
And the 12th commandment is,
Thou shaltl not stay out later than
9 o'clock at night.
Tanow Ur Youx Cnn.-The
whole secret of standing and walk
ing erect consists in keeping the .
chin~ well away from your breast.
This shows the head upward anda
backward and the shoulders- wilil
naturally settle backward and -in
their true position. Those wht,
stoop in walking generally down- 'd
ward. The proper way is toJki did
straight ahead, Upon. the same leTel
with your eyes, or if you are ind
clined to stoop until the tendelsey"
iq overcome look rather above thaan
below the (evel. Mountaineersiare
said to be "as straight as an arrow,
and the reason is because they are
oblige sipl look upward so muceb
It i siplyimpossible to stinopfm
walking if you will heed and pra.
tice this rule. You will notie
that all round-shouldered persons
carry the chin near the breast and
A celebrated circus manager is
on the hunt for a new curiosity for -.
his show. He is seeking to find a
young married man whose wife can
cook as well as his mother did.
Twenty-six States have been ex
plored thus far without success.
Adversity exasperates fools, de
jects cowards, draws out the fao
ulties of the wise and industrious,
puts the modest to the necessity of
trying their skill, swes the opulent<
and makes tile idle industrious.
An unjust accusation is like a
barbed arrow, which must be
drawn backward with horrible an
guish, or else will be your destrue
The actions of men are like the
index of a book; they point out
what is most remarkable in them.
The farmer should be a man able
to talk on anything that comes
The Wall street sandwich-Bull ,
on one side, bear on the other, and
a little lamb in the middle.
"And the wind is never weary,"
was written by Longfellow while a
spectator at a political convention.
The whale thinks itself a big fish,
and one cannot make a good diie
without coming up to blow about lt.1
A barrel of money makes a hog~
set to society.