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THE STORY 6F LIFE.
Say what is life? 'Tis to be born;
A helpless babe to greet the light
With a sharp wail, as if the morn
Foretold a cloudy noon and night;
To weep, to sleep, and weep again,
Wish sunny smiles between-and then
And then apace the infant grows
To be a laughing, sprightly boy,
Happy, despite his little woes.
Were he but conscious of his joy!
To be, in short, from two to ten,
A merry, moody child and then?
And then in coat and trousers clad.
To learn to say the decalogue,
And break it, an unthinking lad,
With mi th and mischief all agog;
A truant oft by field and feu,
And capture butterfies-and then?
And then, increased in- strength an
To be, anon, a youth full grown,
A hero in his mother's eyes,
A young Apollo in his own;
To imitate the ways of men
In fashionable sin-and then ?
And then, at last, to be a man, N
To fall in love, to woo and wed!
With seething brain to scheme an
To gather gold or toil for breati;
To sue for fame, with tongue and pei
And gain or lose the prize-and then
And then in gray and wrinkled ohi,
To mourn the speed of life's declin
To praise the scenes our youth behel
And dwell in memory of lang syrw
To dream awhile with darkened ken,
To drop into his grave-and then?
-John G. Saxe.
OUT OF DARKNESS~-LIGHT,
BY AL. SYDNEY.
"What an awfully jolly place thi
world is, I am sure!" exclaimed
voice from a pleasant bank where
girl's form lies with prostrate grac
half buried in the spring grass.
don't see what there is to make pe
ple look so miserable. I am. sure
could not be anything but hippy
especially on such a splendid ds
as this. And yet-but there.-it
stupid of me to care what they si
about old Jeffries. He is old ,enouc
to be my father-and his sons a
getting on in years-bah! I dova
care for him at all-"
The girl raised herself on h(
arm and saw standing pretty clo:
to where she had been lying
young man handsome as A-'il
and evidently one endowed wit
all the manly graces.
"I wonder if he heard all I ha'
been saying,'' she thought, an
alond she exclaimed: 'Oh, Fred
is that you ?"
"Yes ! and I was nearly fallix
over you, the grass almost hid yC
The young man sat down on
stump opposite to the mound (
which pretty Grace Maitland ha
now seated herself.
"I don't think you are very plea
to see me," angraciously e:
dFred. "If only it had bee
Fd ting !" interrupt
~'her fair face fins]
ing w"u always w
throw th ~th."
"Well, G :, yo his
safely tied jyou, although he
an old man.'
"You are a. fbad as the rest.
expect it was you that told mx
aunt that I flirted disgracefully
"No ! I did not. Your aunt to]
me she thought your flirtation we
I hate you-there !" exclaimed th
Grace turned to walk away, whei
suddenly a shot was heard. TiE
id girl as she was. She graspe
Fred's arm and asked excitedly
"What was that ?''
"Only old Jeifries or so;me of hi
sons out shooting. I expect. Wh;
dont you join the happy family.
"You make us hate him, Grac'
by the way you go together," ax
"What business is it of yoursi
I marry him to-miorrow ?'' fiashe
"You force me to speak plainly
Grace. That. man is false-he wa
faise to his first wife, and does no
mean to be true to you. I kno'
you think I am pr-ejudiced-becaus
you know I love you-yes-hea
me now-love -you with a passiox
ate love that Jeffries is incapab]
of feeling. If: you cannot love m
in return-t'tsen at least let me b
your brother-to give you advice
"And irmult everyone I care for,
interrup'.ed the girl.
"No !. a thousand times no !
you lo~ved a man worthy of yon',
wonM advis. you to marry bit
sead Al me kAMd was temalang."
"Noble, chivalrous man ! sneered
Grace, and then in a more friendly
tone she said: "Fred, don't be
angry with me. Will you do me
the favor of telling my aunt that ]
am going to the city and shall not
return until evening."
Fred felt that this was a polite
dismissal and taking the hint, he
left the satirical young lady tc
Late in the evening Grace Mait.
land returned from New York tc
her aunt's house at Monclair.
The shades were down and the
house seemed as though funeral
sadness reigud supreme.
"Where is Miss Leslie ?" asked
Grace as the servant girl opened
"Upstairs, Miss Grace."
Grace Maitland ran upstairs, but
on the !1nding was stopped by hei
aunt, who with stern voice com
manded her to be quiet.
I "What is the matter aunt ? Did
not Fred tell you that I was gone
to New York ?"
"Yes !" answered Miss Leslie,
"And it is the last message he will
ever carry for you."
"Oh, no, it is not !" laughed the
girl; when he gets over.his sulks h(
will be all right."
"Then he will have to rise out ol
d his coffin."
"What ?" Grace almost shrieked
"Why you and your old lovei
have killed him. Why do yot
? stand there ? Don't you know h(
has been shot by old Jeffries ?"
The girl staggered away from hei
aunt, not knowing whether to be
lieve her or not, for Miss Lesli4
was given to exaggeration at times
On her way to her room, however
Grace met one of the servants com
ing out of a room with a shee
rolled up in her arms. Stains o
blood were distinctly seen on it
Grace looked on the stains with be
wilderment, and with a shriek whic
could be heard half a mile awal
fell to the floor in a dead faint.
It was morning before she re
gained consciousness, and then sh<
realized that Fred was the one shi
loved-and he was dead. Shi
would go to him.
There could be no unmaideul:
conduct in telling the poor deal
body Now much she had loved him
e, Perhaps the spirit of the dea<
man Would hear and know, and tha
might be some poor consolation.
THE VARIETIES OF LAUGH
FROM THE HE H GIGGLE TO THE THOt
s.4D ACRE GUFFAW.
It Brooklyn Eagle.
There is the hearty laugh, th
convulsive laugb, the be-he laugi
r and the uproairons, almost-tumble
eout of-the-chair laugh. There wa
the laugh of Prince Hal, who wa
,said to laugh "till his face is like
h wet cloak-ill, lai up." There i
the incipient lang '. which is not
elaugh but a : aile. The lat
dCharles Backus, it1. minstrel, whc
it will begremembe:-ed, had a ver;
large mouth, was once having hi
gphotograph taken. The operato
Utold him to look pleasant, to smil
a littl'e. The famous minstrel gav
an .elaborate smile. "Oh, tha
i will never do!' said the photograpli
er, It's too v,id.e for the instrumeni
Speaking c-i a western actres
- the reporter wrote: "Her smil
- opened out litLe the Yosemite valle
in a May mo:ning." When Mis
Marie Wilton, the English actre.*
played Hester Grazebrook in thi
"Unequal Mat oh," .her laugh wa
1said to be of the character tha
f rrt as it were looks out of th
eyes to see if the course was clea2
BIthen steals down into a pretty din
pIe of the cheek and rides there i
an ed3dy for the while; then waltze
at the corners of the mouth like
ting of life; then bursts its bond
of beauty and fills the air for a mc
mert with a shower of silver
tong ned echoes and then steal
'back to its lair in the heart t
watch again for its prey." Hoi
differei it from the kind of laugh c
Prince ..Woare, a friend of riayde:
the paint'-er. This gentleman wa
a delica te, feeble.looking mal
with a timid expression of fact
and when he laughed heartily b
almost seemed to be crying.
'It runs r.n famiilie-s sometimest
distort the coe,nte:ance in laughtea
Mr. Laboutchere6 s peaks of a famil
who laugh a 'greet -deal, and wh
always shut thei- eyes when the
do so. It is fuinny .at the dinne
table, when somnething witty is sai
to look around and se;e the sam
ditrto of every face. There:
trio of sisters is spoke iofyw
showhal aninch of pale pin
gums when they laugh. In thea
-presence, like Wendell Holme
eone "never da?es to boas fu1no7 a
eone can," for fear of seeing thero
applauding tripe of gums.
laugh is sometimes only a snee
Diogenes, of tu~b nototrIety, saW
good deal of -this kind of laughte
fSome one said to hira', "Mar
Ipeople laugh at you." "But I
~,he quickly remarkd, 'ama n
THE ARRT OF A DRUNEEN ANT---SOME
THING ABOUT ANIMAL PRISONS AND
"Just cast your eye over this,"
said a naturalist. "There is evi
dence that among the animals there
is a police department or an ambu
lance corps, one or the other."
The reporter closed one eye,
holding it shut with one hand, and
with the other gazed through a
powerful magnifier. He saw three
ants, and one was apparently in a
very maudlin condition. It raised
its legs in the air, waved its head
to and fro like an elephant, and ev
inced a decided desire to walk back
ward. In the mean time the other
two ants were vainly endeavoring
to coax it along, at first caressing
st with their antenna, and finally,
as if out of patience, seizing it and
marching it off out of the range of
"That," said the naturalist, "is a
case of 'drunk and disorderly; $10
or ten days.' I fed the ant on
sweetened rum, so that it was act
ually drunk; then I admitted two
sober ants to see if they would take
care of it, and you see they have
"The idea of intoxicating ante is
originl with Sir John Lubbock.
He found that ants nearly always
L arrested other ants that he had
made drunk. In fact, if you asked
me what was the most intelligent
animal next to man I shobld say
- the ant. No, not, because he will
get drunk, but for a thousand rea
"Do you sppose ants imprison
- their kind for offences?" asked tho
r "There is no doubt of it," was
the reply, "as they imprison vast
numbers of insects for various
1 reasons. In fact, the lower ani
r mals have their prisons and pris
oners as well as we do. Of course
- they are a little different, but we
3 must allow for a difference in tastes.
3 Everybody knows how ants make
prisoners of various species of ap
hides, and slaves of their own
kind. One of the most remarkable
I cases of imprisonient is that of
- the bird horn bill, so called from
the wonderful development of its
t bill, which is only used in erush
ing fruit. The breading season is
probably not looked forward to
with any great degree of pleasure
by the birds, as it is a period of
close imprisonment for the mother
and of great labor for the father
bird. As the time approaches the
female searches for a hollow tree,
and, having formed a rude nest,
takes her place within. The male.
now flies. away and returns with
his bill full of mud, which it plas
Sters about tbe opening of the neat.
BLoad after load is thus brought
and laid on until the crevice is comn
pletely plastered up, with .the ex
ception of a single orifice large
enough to admit the bill of the
prisoner. The mud soon hardens,
and the bird is firmly enclosed, and
so remains until the young are
r hatched and well grown. The
Smale bird is not a hard jailer, how
e ever, but works to obtain food for
t its mate, so that she comes out of
prison in much better condition
than her unfortunate jailer.
"Trees are not the only prisons,"
continued the speaker. "In marine
life there is no end of prisons and
prisoners. For example, here is
the beautiful sponge called Venus's
flower basket which grows in east
era seas. They are unsightly ob
jects when first taken up, the rich
sheeny silvery framework that we
see lying merely the skeleton of
.the sponge, so to speak. So much
like basket work is this skeleton
that when they were first brought
to Europe they were supposed to
be the work of men, and so brought
fabulous prices. In this one that
I have you see there are two pris
oner crabs, but how did they get
in! Each is as large as the end of
your little, finger, and the largest
~hole in the skeleton is not larger
than a pinhead."
"The reporter gave it up.
"The truth is," said the natura
list, "that the crabs are prisoners
for life, and have served out a life
sentence. In their younger days
these crabs are called by different
L natnes, and in one stage-the
zoea-they are extremely small,
and live a roaming sort of life.
o During this time our crabs must
have crawled through the minute
d windo w of the living sponge, and
were unable to get .out. The
spnegrew, and so did the crabs.
Finally the spogg 'ished up,
o and the animal washed
k away, leavin silvery
prison with prisoners
r crawling s eat a puzzle
York Stae ;~in Jant
r, w ~g Nally d1iO give hear
* ~uncom IheActs that
r- are -"V on . lat rest.
wn at tl
sb e. P rps livej
BE MIGHTY PATIENT WITH
Parents and teachers ought to be
mighty patient with children.
Seme have more capacity and some
more memory. Some are slow and
some are quick. It is not the smart
est child that makes the smartest
man or woman. It is a powerful
strain on some of 'em to keep up,
and the dull ones oughtn't to be
crowded until they hate books and
and dread the time of going to
school. Some folks send their
children to school to get rid of 'em,
but my opinion is the parents
ought to help the teacher every
night. It shows the children how
much interest they feel in their ed
ucation. It is a sign of a good
teacher when the children get am
bitious to keep up and get head
marks, and bring their books home
at night and want to go to school
if it is raining a little. Wrap 'em
up and let 'em go.
Thre is nothing that demoralizes
a school-boy like staying at home
every few days and getting behind
the class. We used to walk three
miles to school, and we never mind
ed it at all. It was a frolic all the
way there' and all the way back
and we did have the best dinner in
the world. Delmonico never has
as good things as our mother, used
tofix up for us. It seems to meso
now. A child's life is full of ro
mance and fun-the best sort of
fan. A child's dreams are splen
did, but we don't dream now, hard
ly ever. I used to read Robinson
Crusoe and dream it all over again.
How I did long to be ship wrecked
on an island and raise monkeyy
and goats and parrots.
Slow children are generally sure
children, but they don't show off
much. Daniel Webster was raost
always foot in his class, 'but when
he learned anything he never for
got it. Some boys qre wild and
restless and have no love of- books,
but they oughtn't to be given up
backed or abused continually. If
they have good parents they will
come to themselves after awhile.
It is astonishing how humiliation
will follow a boy. One time a boy
stole a quarter of a dollar from
another boy at school, and that
followed him to his grave.
He got to be a great man and
was thirty years in congress and
was a senator and one day when
he made a bitter speech against the
corruption of the opposite party
and denounced their stealing and
.plundering by wholesale, one of
his opponents replied by saying he
would remind the gentleman that
preachers of morality ehould come
into the pulpit with clean hands
that Ben Franklin said, "He that
would steal a pin would steal a big
ger thing," and he asked no quar
ter from the gentleman on that
go, boys, remember and keep
your hands clean. Folks will for
give mischief and a heap of other
things, but they won't forgive mean
WANTFED A WHPING.-I know
a pair of boys beside whom even
Helen's Babies must have dwindled
and grown tame. NTaughty, wilful,
mischievous, loving little scamps.
They were at times as soundly
thrashed as a rather soft-hearted
father would permit. For a time
they would mind; but they "would't
stay minded," to use a childish ex
pression. Nothing seemed so for
cible a method of punishment as tak
ing away their spending-money-a
few pennies each day.
For some particular grievous of
fense this was resorted to two or
three days before the Fourth of July,
and great was their grief and indig
Very early the next morning the
father, who had visited this upon
them, was awakened by hearing
them at the chamber door crying.
"Oh, papa !"
"Boys-go back to your room!"
"Oh, papa-dear papa-won't
you please give us our pennies and
go back to the whippings ?"
IBBEsoUIoN.Irresolution is a
fatal habit ; it is not vicious in itself,
but it leads to vice, creeping upon
its victims with a fatal facility, the
penaltyof whrch many a fine heart
has paid on the scaffold. The idler,
the spendthrift, the epicure, and
the drunkard are among its victime.
Perhaps-in the latter its effect ap
pears in the most hideous forn. He
knows that the goblet he is about
to drain is poison, yet he swallows
it. He knows-for the example of
thousands has painted it in glaring
colorsthat it will deaden all his
faculties, take the strength from
his heart, oppress him with disease,
and hurry his progress to a 'dis
honored grave, yet he drains it.
How beautiful, on the contrary, is
the power of resolution, enabling
the one who possesses it to pass
through perils and dangers, trials
and temptations ! Avoid the oon
traction of tbe habit of irresolo
tiin. Bsuikm -sgsingb I te lb. Lu
A QWEEK HABITATIO3.
AN OLD SEA CAPTAIN'S HOUSE BUILT
OUT OF SHIPWRECKS.
There is a queer little nook down
on the coast below Santa Barbara,
into which a repopter found his way
a few days ago. It is the wreck of
a vessel, perched high among the
sandhills upon the Palos Verdes
rancho upon the shores~of San Pe
dro bay. It is the home of a viva
cious, eccentric individual, an old
salt named Captain J. F. Janes,
who boasts of having met and van
quished, single-handed, the repre
sentatives of the most powerful mo
nopoly on the Pacific coast. "Come
and see my museum," said Janes
to the reporter, who was weather
bound on San Pedro wharf, with the
mercury steadly crawling up above
the one hundredth degree. "It is a
queer place, but I ain't ashamed of
it, and its cooler down here; beside,
I want to show you my lawsuits. I
have twenty-eight of them nailed
upon the wall, and each one repre
The "queer place" was found in
a dry arroyo, or sandy gulch, upon
the north side of San Pedro harbor.
It is a handsome, square house, with
a piazza extending all around it and
a flagstaff surmounting the whole.
At a distance it presents the ap
pearance of a tasty little hotel, and
over the top can be seen painted
upon the stern of some wrecked ship
the words "Ocean Villa." It is only.
when one enters the neat little en
closure about the house that its true
character is observable. The house
and it whole surroundings are
made up of portions of wrecks. The
garden fence, the plants, the orna
ments all around bear the signs of
the sea. The house is a combina
tion of bulwarks, bulkheads, lock
ers and cabins. The -principal room
is the cabin of some first-class ship;
the room above it is the cabin of a
bark. The kitchen is the galleys of
a wrecked merchantman, and each
and all of the many apartments are
either cabins, wheelhouses or cook
ing galleys transferred from dis
mantled craft wrecked upon the bay.
No two rooms are alike, and all are
constructed so -as to- preserve their
original appearance on the ship they
were built upon. Some are finished
in natural woods and some are
ceiled with wood of the m.ost expen
It is, in fact, a house made up of
wrecks gathered together by- Cap
tain Janes, as a water man on the
south coast during ten'years. The
principal p&tions of the house are
from a wreck-of the Adelaide Coop
er, which was cast ashore during a
southeaster about three years ago.
The interior walls are covered with
marine curiosities gathered by sail
ors in all portions of the world.
The collections of handwork made
by sailors is perhaps the best on
this coast. The models of ships
and quaint carvings are splendid.
The most remarkable curiosity of
all is a large star formed out of
legal documents from the courts
and sheriff's office, and nailed upon
the wall. "Those papers," said
Captain Janes, in explanation,
"are my lawsuits. I keep them on
exhibition like an Indian does his
scalps. Those are suits I have had
brought against me by the Southern
Pacific and by General Phineas
Banning to drive me away from
this spot. I have defied them all
and have whipped 'em. I am here
yt' and here's my boats, those
three little sloops anchored in front
of my house. I own this land and
the water front, and all I have about
me is paid for. W?en me and my
wife came here we had not a dollar,
and -we lived in a tent made out of
an old sail. Now I am independent
and next month shall start a news
paper, the San Pedro Slapping Ga
zetti. I am no scholar, never went
to school; I am a sailor, but I have
made up my mind to grow rich with
San Pedro."-Santa Barbara (Cal.)
Never give a promise that you
do not intend to fulfil.
-Man is an animal that cannot
long be left in safety without oteu
pation; the growth of his fallow na
tre is apt to run to weeds.
With good humor and kindness
a man is more agreeable in the
world than with a superior intel
let deviod of gayety and goodness.
A man who is able toemploy him
self innocently is never miserable.
It is the idle who are wretched.
If I wanted to inflict the greatest
punishment on a fellow c reature, I
would shut him alone in a dark
room without employment.
- "Etiquette now admits of a sec
ond plate of~ soup." This is all
right, bat~ if a man's apeiewill
not admit of a second paeof soap,
etiquette irsworth otig to him.
Religion gives part of its reward
in hand, . the present comfort of
havin done oar duty; and for the
rest, itffers us the best security
zha .~an fs.~
Advertisemene inserted at the rate Ot
11.00 psnam (one inch) for first hertion,
Lnd centa for each subsequent insertion. -
Double column advertisements ten per. cent
Notices of meetings,obituaries andtribtes
Df respect, same rates per square as odinaRZy
Sp'l Notices in Local column 15 cent
Advertisements not marked with the na.
ber of insertions wf be kept- in tMforbid
and chared accordigly.
Special contracts made with large advar
tisers, with liberal deductions on above rates
DONE WITH NEATNEss AND DISPATCH
From the Charleston News and Conrier.
THE LATE LEGISLATURE.
YNOPSEs OF soxt VERY IPOR
An Act providing the manner in
which joint debtors may separately
*ompound their indebtedness:
SECTION 1. That any joint deli
or may make a separate composi
ion with his creditor as preseribed
n this section. Such a compost
ion shall discharge the debtor
naking i.t, and him only. The com
>ounding debtor a release of the
ndebtedness or other instrument
onerating him therefrom. A mem
er of a partnership cannot thus
ompound for a partnership debt
intil the partnership has been dis-.
olved by mutual consent or other
wise. In that case the instrument
must release or exonerate him from
di liability incurred by reason-of
iis cqpnection with the partner
hip. 'An instrument specifed in
;his Act shall not impair a credi- -
or's right of action against any
ther joint' debtor or his right to
take any other proceeding agoinst
,he latter, unless an interest to re
ease or exonerate him appears
affirmatively upon the facethereof
SEC. 2. An instrument specified
in the last section shall be deemed
I satisfaction piece for the purpose
Df satisfying any judgvnent repot
red- upon an indebtedness released
:r discharged thereby, as far S the
judgment effects the compounding
debtor. When a judgment is satis
fed thereby a special entry must
be made upon the judgment roll
to the effect that the judgment is
satisfied as to the compounding
SEC. 3. Where a joint debtor ba
thus compounded, a joint debj,r
who has not compounded m aak
any defence or countereWM- 6r
have any other relief assagisst the '.
creditor to which he would have been
entitled if the campositios had not
been made.. He may -require the -
compoundyg debtor; to contribute
his ratable proportion of the joint
debt or of the partnership debte as
the case may be,-as if the latter had ''
not been discharged, andtihe btgr
who has not compounded wi
creditor. may sg up byway of
count against, ;seh creditor tbso
amount compouided by bis joint'
An Act to amend Section 1,74~
of the General Statutes relating t -
elections for the granting otlicense
for the sale of intoxicatinug liquors:
SECTION 1. Tht Section 1,746
of the General Statutes be and the
same is' herebg antended by strik
ing out the words "forth esuing
year" at the enid of the said section.
and "inserting in lieu thereof the -
following:i "For two .years next
succeeding such- election," so that
said section shall resad: "When
ever a -number of the citizens of ~
any incorporated city, town ii
lage in this State, equal
third of the number of vt0s~
in the next precdeding uml4~
election. th'erein, shal, in
on or before the '1ftsiith d~o
November in aniy year, ~iinb
an election upon the question II
cense' br 'no license' for the s o7f
intoxicaing liquors therein the
council of such city, town or 'Blaga
is hereby authorized and requfre&
to-submit such question to the
qualifed electors of such city, town
or village, at a special electioito .
be held therein on or about the 1st
day of December following-: and if
a majority of said electors votain
favor of 'license,' then the council of
such city, iowR or vtilage sliaUgrant -
license according to the laws now
of force in the State for the sale of
liquors in such city, town or village
for two years next succeeding such
election; but if a majority- of said
electors vote in'- favor of 'no
license' then it shall be unlay
ful for the council of such oly.
town or village so votingh grail.
any license for the sale -of any'.
spirituous or intoxicating liguors,
bitters or fruits prepared with
such liquors for two years nex*t se
ceeding such election."
An Act to amendan Act ent1t1i -
"An Act to increase the n1uabert
Trial Justices in the Codaeusti
Anderson, Colleton,- Spatsbg
and Edgefleld," approved' Dseei
er 2, 1882: -
House, ofReeenais f
State of Sonth Carolins, no ept
and sitting in General Assembly,
and by the authority o thssal
SECIIOI 1. T13a% 511 Aenti-e
"An Act to increase the nuinberofg
trial justie in the countim ofM
derson, Col.leton, Spartanburg and
Edgeeld," qppened. Decmber 2$
1882, be -ad thes .Sai s hereby
amended by striking out the word
"fifteen" in the third -line thereof
Gad insrting the ir4"dseventee
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