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AN EPISODE IN THE LIFE OF
To the city
Came one day,
And he wandered,
And he pondered,
Thus while gazing
Sights, and praising
All he saw:
He was taken
Who to right it,
And requite it,
To a smile ;
And the farmer
To the former -
Grew a warmer
Friend the while.
For the deal :
When some aces
Showed their faces
Two hard cases
Made him squeal.
In the city
Stood the gjtty
Not a penny
Of the many
Had he any
More to call.
Sand: and learning
Pow to tvamip
How to iramp,
Spouse she took
And she shook him,
Grit forsook him,
And she wouldn't be
lieve a blamed word he
said in explanation.
tltdt 1 t.
Mr, Martin had Just come in to
tea. It was one of those sultry
summer evenings when the leaves
hang stirlessly on the trees, -and
the dull electric fires blaze along
the east, foreboders.of storm.
It had been very hot all the day,
the farm-hands had lagged at their
work on the lowland meadow, and
all the world's wheels seemed to re
volve as if they were weighted. Mr.
Miartin was very tired, and, Withal,
a little cross.
Perhaps Mrs. Martin was ired,
too. She, poor soul, had been tip
since four o'clock in the mngpnipg.
She had ygghed, takeit wae gf fo#P
c9w'g rnik, prepared three meals
t'or the hungry farm hands, been
up it. the quarry woods to search
t'or a family of adventurous young
turkey-chicks, soothed the.sorrows
of a teething baby, and mended up
the suit of clothes which Metsey'
Blim, the tailoress, had declared
not worth a needleful 6'*thread!I be
cause Thomas her husband, had
said that 'willful waste was wofol
want,' and that there -was a deal'of
wear in the suit yet, f ouilgtherk
was a stitch taken Aere and there.
ut her cheek was pinkad her
aklng when Thomas eame
seviuess in her heart
'n n her back, for
little hdcome from boards
Esther, sse f
all, the daril the-family circle
from which Mrs. Martin came-the
pet for whom they all had scraped'
and pinched so that she, at least,
might have a Boston education.'
And Esther sat in 1be window
seat, grown into.a blooiihing young
woman, with bronze-bown hair ly
ing in fluffy masse ov'er her fair
forehead, porcelain-blue eyes, and
a dress all trimmed with ribbon
'Look, Thomas!l' e Ied Mrs. Mar.
tin, excitedly: .*1Vs' Essle!l
come home two day before e
pected her! l'~
'Yes, I see,' said as~~1
the. cold t"~ethe
asm like sonA'- .ts and wa
water. 'Ho.4*T - n the world.1
Ruth, w.beest will speak chiehly o
chickJed ne of the country and itsi
bee 10 *orty or fifty years ago a
,,nk i'~ to us by one its oldest it
, rist- nts. Afterwards we will spe
11 av- those who have died within our
l' ds memory and those still living.
cuse individ~uals in that section have ti
of It tory of their own families and
ston bors more perfect than we can
ilost bly have, and many know ane.
sub- and incidents of mirth ; all of this~
will assist us and give interest to the
e the iniscences we may write. So wi
two us one and all. Your Jr. car
much of interest totus. So can
E., L. H. S., "Dit." Collect al
.btcan In a letter and send It to us.
enough for anybody. We must
economize in little things as well
as large ones, if we don't want to
end our days in the poor-house.'
And Mrs. Martin sorrowfully
obeyed, while Esther watched her
brother-in-law with large, grave
eyes, betokening inward surprise.
At the end of a week, Mr. Mar
tin addressed his sister-in-law with
'Well Esther,' said he, 'you've
been here a week now.'
'A week is a good long visit,' re
marked Mr. Martin.
'It's long enough for some things'
'Mrs. Martin thinks she would
like to have you stay,' went on Mr.
Martin, after a puzzled glance at
the blue, shining eyes. 'And al
though, of course, every one adds
to the expense in a family like this,
I've no objections to giving you a
home, provided you are willing to
earn it by hard work. And-'
'Stop caried Essie, jumping up,
'I haven't asked you for a home
yet. And I don't mean to. And
you are only making me the offer
because Doctor Dorlan says Ruth
will break down unless she has a
strong maid-servant to help her
with the house-wovk. But there is
no money that would hire me to
make myself such a drudge as
poor Ruth is.'
Hoity-toity!' said Mr. Martin,
'Young woman, you don't consider
who yoti are talking to.'
'Yes, I do,' said Essie, with em
phasis. 'To 4 PIuebear4, to a
stock, a stone, a man who is grind
ing his wife's life out on the piti
less wheel of money-making. No,
I wouldn't live as Ruth does, not if
you would put me in a palace !'
Mr. Martin grew green and saff
ron by turns.
'Humph !' said he. 'Fine ideas
you got- at this fashionable board
ing school of yours, Well, if you
4n't like my oher, ou're not ob.
liged to accept it. Be a fine lady,
if'you please, and.see where it will
By way of answer, Essie marched
out of the room with all the dignity
of a royal princess. She only
stopped in the kitchen long enough
to kiss Ruth, who was in the midst
of a baking.s
'Poor darling,' said she, 'Itow I
wish I could carry you off with me.
For stay, I won't !'
'Life is hard work, Essie,' said
Mrs. Martin, 'beginning to cry, in
spite of heself; 'and it's a woman's
duty to help her husband.'
: 'And I mean to help mae-when
I have one,' said Essie, blushing
brightly, 'But not by wearing my.
Mr. Martin shook his head.
,If Stephen Smith is foolish
enough to marry that saucy gipsy,
she'll. lead him a pretty life,' said
he. 'I wonder if -she expects to sit
on a satin sofa all.her days with a
rose in her hand, and her hair
frizzled, in that preposterous fash
ion, all over, her eyes ?' But I warn
'em, they need never come .tg me
for help!i Esther has treated meo
wi$h $g9' mnch insolence for me
eyer to receive her again,
'I am sure she di i not mean any
thing,' said Mrs. Martin, apologet
"ell, then, her words belied her
meaning,' remarked Thomas Mar
tin, grimly compressing his lips.
But Stepheu*Smith was apparent
ly undawated -by the possibilities of
ruin predicted by Farmer Martin,
for he married Esther and went to
the city to live, within three
'I gaye 'em just a year to comne
beek hereigd:eat hwnble pie !'said
Martin, vindicvely -
Tlb oms; nt talk so!' said
ise wiff. 'Oue would tnkyo
would' be glads tohave some evil
'Ad so Ishould,' said
vicouesly grinding his
gther. 'hat girl needs a lot
hnmbling, and I hope she'l/
Three :yearts s
came ene of those terri.
that undo a farmer'e
pects- as an4 ~~o~li r
away a i .4The catti
diede a Pe'g'' broke out araon
the . ~ j~- p, which Thorn
M - -just- bought; -a big
-il his best barn over, an
stared. him in ther face
tsno use talking' said he,
canno met .year's ineresto
me~,who, poor soni, now lay all d
e o ihard wo luge
the to see how wfiyshwa
bab- BA the ohel yshe.a
s r o RY ep it,' said Martin.
iof s"AC against me:
own UE hm4ndcred dollars,'
.iI3 cADY.... 'YTou might bor
eigh- EcGoN HSOA
pos- HOSFRD8 ni ae, I'd }lik e
dotes AL RAE... ebrn
rouid TOBAcCO......-- '- adhar
Rem- NAILs(10)keg.... .rd
ite to nAoN-* r--.- ~ every
.AEROW TIES. aneB':
give srLIcED AEw 'ruEs...... egolden
J. L. RED CLOVER SEED-per lb'
doing well in Boston. And, after
all, Esther's my own sister.'
Mr. Martin's features contracted
into a hideous grimace. Of all the
bitter cups which circumstances had
held to his lips of late this was the
Buj it had to be swallowed,
There was no help for it.
'I didn't suppose Smith's folks
lived as genteel as this,' said he to
himself as a neat maid led him
across an octagonal vestibule, floor
ed with black and red marble, and
fragrant with flowers, under the
golden fringe of an antique por
tiere, into a large, tastefully-fur
nished room, where the singing
birds, the open piano, the low satin
sofa all betokened no lack of
Yes-Mr. Smith was at .efuge
He had not yet gone to the sloors.
and presently he came in, wavig u
welcomes to the man who had math
ried Essie's sister. .
'Lend yon a thousand dollars
said he. 'Of course we can lend
you a thousand dollars. What is
money fol if not to help each other
with. Oh, yes. We've a snug lit
tle sum laid up in the bank, aud we
live very comfortably. My
ness ? Yes, it's tolerable, bu
never got us all these things
glancing at the soft arabesques of,
the carpet, the graceful folds of the
crimson silk curtains, and the ease;
filled with proof engravings. 'That
is my wife's doing,
s ?' said Mr. Martin, staring
'Yes,' said Smith, with a certain,
quiet satisfaction. 'Essie is an ar
tist, you know-a designer. She
invents patterns for the paper han
gers and upholsterers. They are
glad to pay her ffty dollars a
"Fifty dollars is, I mean-than
poor Ituth made by all her poultry
for a year. "Well, I never in all
his life he had never respected
Essie as he respected her now."
'She has money laid up,' said
Stephen Smith, 'And if she's the
girl I think she is,'she won't
grudge it to help her sister's hus
band in a pinch.
Gall and bitterness-gall and
bitterness ! But, thought poor Mar
tin with. a sign,.how was Stephen
to know all that was come and
Essie's light step, on the passage
way, sounded at this instant; and
she came in, dressed in a pictures
que brown linen blouse; her hair
still shading her forehead. like
a fringe of floss silk, after the old,
'Yes,' she said brightly, when her
brother-in-law's errand was stated
to her; 'Of course you shalhliave it.
I owe you as much as that, I think'
Thomas, were it only to ease from
your memory that last scene of our
parting. How defiant and insolent
it was, to-be-sure!l' and she laugh
ed the sweetest of mellow laughter.
'But I insist upon it tiill, that my
theory was correct; a woman can
work, without becoming a drudge.'
'Perhaps she can;' alowly and
unwillingly admitted Thomas Mar
tin-'perhaps she can-! But it didn't
use to be so, in my mother's days
And he sighed to think of poor
Ruth, broken down in the meridian
of her days, by the and necessities
that drive the wife of an Amerncan
farmer to her doom, Was it-his
own fault ? Perhaps it was.
Essie's thousand loan was
straw which saved him from fiY, L
tive drowning. He paid tpo,C
est, bought a new floelua*"
sheep, and-weatheredf letter
And the next v a. rm
came t the Wwhen E
ter, for the . ess e
Ruth sitti e,T tsis sherf
watc& ," nthepiazza,.
th itelambs pa
with listless, .hi
~ysaid Ruth, 'I can't w
)ore. But Thomas is v
.He don't. gradge the hi
s wages, andhe aways a
.nhe wishedhe had taken r
ecare of me in.the:old times. i
as it's too late now. You were rig
a Essie, when you said you would
3stay -on .here,. and help with
s house work.'
e .'Yes,' said Esdie, fondling t
g thin hand, which lay on the arm
s the rocking-chaira q think I w
Sright.'.-Hee Forest Graves.
What a-man gets for nothing
is apt laalue atwhiat itcos
Our scrions are oir own ; the
consequences belong to ETeaven.
Bealwasudious to bein ha
mony wrth the-ordinances of Go<
'Tis ever cow in that men ar
merriest when thefare from homi
Natural beavet, toth in its ligh
and dark shadeseis quiteppula
among young ladles.
Woolen text4res, generally oft
rough and hafry nature, are bein
worn as out %1or costumies.
HeaL.: ever renders her dews tc
wat,6earth seldom or never
THE SOW ALL "B
There are some sects.. of Ar.
kansas, which like some sections of
Kentucky, are,, far removed from
the active enforcement of the reve
nue laws. The laws of the state
are respected, and even that part of
the national staitnte which does not
prescribe restraint on the eccentrici
ties of perspi liberty, nor make
suggestions concerning the occupa
tion a man shall follow, is regarded
by the natives as, not "all right,"
but as something "that'll sorter do,"
- tives of these sections regard
nphasis ' as the common right of
in hi the law which forbids
a re- enactment intended
in saw ,eople, consequently,
nas S. T are sheltered by
g the ke no active part nor
af ,e . nue from this unlaw
.to the anufacture. A reve
Sam is regarded as an enemy
even ople, and any one who can
liberal ) in misleading him and
t'.A.g him off the track, is ever
cooinemorated in the annals of
eighborhood tradition as a man of
intelligence and worthy of
e eraays ago a party of reve
:ue mei stopped at the rude house
of a "squatter." Railroads and
other civilizing influences had from
tijne to time driven the "squatter."
ba' them until he had at last
bu0 home in the mountains
where . 'ved in defiance of pro
gress. \ the men stopped, he
saw at a 9 who they were, and
when they called to him he limped
out to the-fen limped, for the
"sqtatter," like old negro, al
ways has an active e
rheumatism or a memory o it that
seriously interferes with his loco
"How do you do sir?" said the
commander of the squad. "We
were told that if we came here you
could give us some informationcon
cerning the lands of this neighbor
hood as we wish to purchAse a tract,"
assuming.the guise of immigrants
with .a view t. misleading the old
"Putty well, thank yer. Won't
yer light an hitch?"
"No, we are in something of a
hurry. What is good land worth?"
"Don't you live here?"
"And dott't you know the price
of good land?"
"It mout be ter some fokes, but
it ain't ter me. Say Ohar, Jim,"
turning to his son, "drive the sow
onten the house fur she mont tutn
over the sugar troir an' spill the
"How is it you don't know the.
price of land?"7
"Why, you said you dii
"I never. Said I
price of good lan,'a
thar ain't no - - he o1
community." /'' don't, i
doe av rst s
NB- w-low. Well, i
.7 and bring?"
in ut an average prie
nen ,,/would you call an a
a "Wall, I hardly know."
- "Do you know a fiian in t
iter neighborhood named Bob Bla:
"Is he the son o' ole man Blal
sis. "Yes, I think so."
rnd "Is he got a sort o' moon eye <
wd. one side an' a sort o' rainy day e
Sn on tuther?"
Lv "That's the man, I believe."
"Sorter walks like he didn't ke
rk whar he was gwine, .do he?"
r"Yes, from what I know of hi
- "Sorter whines when he talk
n.e like he was a longin' fur suthin' I
mti ain't got?"
ht "He's the man, I have no doubt.
a't "Wairs a par o' shoes what wa
he made by Josh Simmons, which on
heel abiser way an' tuther' way !
be making signs with his hands.
of "That's the individual. Where ea1
"Well, ef yer 'know him as 'wel
asindo yer~ oughteir know whar t<
"When did you see him last ?"
"Don't riccollock the last time si
well as Ido the fas The fa
time I ever seed him wefit. Hg
Rung me an' I liung him. He
-drawd blood an' I drawed blood.
e.. Then we fltan'wefit till his wife
L. she come, then wemtD my wife
she come, then we all fit. Airter
awhile we got mixed up, an'-m
wife she At gg.an' hig-iegeg
him, an'-"isesh l
"Well we don't care .anything
about that. Edlke toknowwer
rwe can find him, as we can doubt
less strike a trade."
"Yes, but lemme tell yer.' Say,
Jim, did yer drive out the sow?"
"Did he spill the young.un?"
Wall a nunJgtoteen
wife she's gone ter one o' the neigh
bors an' I ain't pushed fur time.
Arter we'd fit an' flt, my wife she
gave me a powerful lick over the
'"We don't care for that." '
"Yas, wall, I was gwine ter tell
yer what give Bob that rainy day
eye. Bob's wife she snatched up a
wet cob an' give him a lick in the
eye. Never was hit by a wet cob
was yer? Wust thing in the world.
Seed a niggar hit with one by ole
Darb Sevier once. Didn't know
Darb, I reckin. Wall, it makes no
"Look here, my friend."
"Don't know as rm yer friend,
but I'm er lookin' thar."
"We wan't"to find Bob Blake
"rll tell you how ter find him ef
that's what yer want. See that hog
"Wall, take that path till yer
3ome ter the deer-lick. Bobs a
mighty hunter an' yer air mighty
likely ter find him thar."
"Suppose he isn't there?"
"Then I ken tell yer'zackly whar
'"Summes else. Say, Jim, is the
sow all right?"
"Lookin' tiar agin."
"We want to go into the house-."
"Sartinly, come in," and the party
lismounted and entered. After
looking around, and seeing nothing
but a bed, a kettle, a sugar-trough
cradle and a baby, they went away.
After they had been gone a while,
s blanket-in one corner of the room
moved and Bob Blakemore's head
appeared. * All the time the old
"squatter" had been engaging the
revenue men in conversation, Mlake
more, who knew that flight would
be useless, was digging a hole in
the dirt floor, and when he had
crouched down and covered himself
with the'blanket, the boy, Jim, dis
covered that the sow was "all right."
A FAULT-FINDER ON A
- PLEASURE TRIP.
"Now Sarah, Ill bet fifty dollars
you forgot to lock that: wood-shed
"Mercy on me, but so I did1'
"Just as I expected-just exactly;
we'll get home to And the c
cleaned out or in ashes. N e tll
mintd, though, it would en on
lust right !" . ' i
The boatjpd not set ed fw
cne of the -ys w f
some gymnastics . ' MO
to the deck rati > "-!d
squall. easc nsist
"Broke b ' a chah
ner !" V set up a
al rsuant arms, or j'm~
cob B. . uted the father. '*
for Ne doit if youlet him
F and now, he's a crippi
It was however discovered
.the youngest had sustained no
mor sriusthan a skinned
the and peace was restored and&
as tmnued until the wife suddeny
iere covered that- she had loel
hat "Of course-of course 'gz
the husband. "There~
el" hundred and twenty-ve i&
e-of hard earnings! I knew.
aod tole beore you had1
hi "But perhaps I leftl"f
"Well, it.will be lugged ob
re night, just the same.
just right for bulldozing mn'w
month te make thisecu
>n What ails that woman's bb~
ye "I eclre it has the hOp
"Of course-of cours, n
one of our children ever d
You'll have business on yooia
m for the nextix weeks!~
"I never had any ote#h
, luck, and rm going down to
e saloon, preparatory toa bfe
When he was helped ashr
a the Flats, he was weakin tuki
e and limber in hispiri
"Sheven, eight, nie e,
twelve. Why, bless amy *aus1
only had five childef
)troit, an' nowVv te
Just my 1ukjns
mor aah& T
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$1.00 square (one inch) for arst insertion,
and 7eents for each subsequent insertlor.
Double column advertisements ten per cent
Notices of meetings,obituaries and tributes
of respect, same rates per square as ordinaty
Special Notices in Local column 15 cent
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Special contracts made with large adver
tisers, with liberal deductionson above rates
DONE WITH NBATESS AND DISPATCB wY
THE WORK OF THE s.
ACTS PASSED BY THE GENERAL AS.
SEMBLY OF THE STATE.
The following is 4he text of the
Act to remove all doubt as to the
time of holding generE elections in
SECTION 1. That the general elec
tion for the Federal, State and t'
County officers in this State shall
be-held on the first Tuesdayfollow
ing the first Monday in November
in every second year, reckoning
from the year 1870; and at such
polling precints as have been or
may be established by law, and
shall be conducted in the same
manner as is now provided in the
General Statutes - and Acts of As-,
se, 1ly of this State.
ARSON AND BURGLARY.
An Act to amend Sections 2,480
and 2,481 of the General
of South Carolina relai
punishment of the crimesIOT .
SECTION 1. That Section 2,481
be amended by striking out the
words "during the whole lifetime o
the prisoner" in the proviso and
serting in lieu thereof the
ing: "For a term of not less
ten years," so that the proviso shalf
read "Provided, however,that in
each case, when the prisoner is
found guilty, the jury may find,'
special verdict recomme d hi
to the mercy ,of the Court, where
upon the punishment shall be a
duced to Imprisonment in the. Pen
itentiary with hard labor for a-term
of not less than' ten years." That
Section 2,481 be amended by add
ing thereto the following proris -
"Provided, however, that in
case, when the irisonero
guilty, the Jury mayIn"~a
verdict recommendin~ to the
mercy of theo. kne
punishment ehlL ed to in
with hard labor, term ofiiot
lessathan five; 'so:that the
sectio willread: Person who
whi commit th rime of burglary
at common .hall
y .ver,' eacase,
Nsonal prsoe is found guilty, hen
:. jnry mnay fnd a epecial verdet
m cosamending. him 'to the aeey
(us the Court, whereupon the puni.
when mea inne ~rtnJr hr
LUBUnTr. 0oF STOCKEOLDDKa
aa A Act todeclarethe lawjin
to the liabiity of stok
N l1. That the eatreos
dsbdiity :imposed upoft each
that ever Stokhoder n anthr
con- irg~ whetkegnueda tgen-r
sal4~is*he a%luR andrea
on cptescao sai
.i ad sinujosing-no-ot)er orJ r
fW CHOOL ATTENiDAIp
-~ An Actohmnt the -o
pils attending the free --
you a SEXTION 1. That q i
olelist ayofNovembe, -~
an shall not be lawful fdt
ng .attend any of h
sAn Act to provide for ~
diios mode of ejetn
ix.ashall hae gose no
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