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V4e I.XX. -NEWBERRY, S. C., THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 1884. No. 15.
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SONG TO TIE SEA.
"Let the wave-song of Beauty be sung
to the sea,
Like the curve to her bosom its rhythm
As she Ilings her white arms with a
On the death of the shore-that nc
feeling can free.
"Sweep over us sea-born the swell of
For the songs that we sing are the per
fume of play.
And the resonant breezes, like music
Are wafting our spirits forever away.
And earth in its languor half closes its
For hours are but cloud-drifts that
And love is a vision, and life is a lie.',
MAY AND SEPTEMBER.
In a well furnished apartment in
one of the houses in Bloo.ningdale
street, there sat, on the morning I
speak of, three persons. One was
a man whose smooth brow and un
faded locks told nothing of age;
second was a lady who might once
have possessed great beauty, but on
whom consmnption was making
hasty and unmistakable ravages.
The third was a girl of eighteen or
nineteen, whose likeness to each,
as well as her evident devotion to
theirwants,. proclaimed her their
daughter. , Kate Ashcroft was not
beautiful, in the common acceptance
of the word. She had fine expres
sive eyes and a sweet mouth, but
evet these did not entitle her to be
called a beauty. The highest
charm of her face was a sweet and
lovely expression, speaking of in
ward peace .and gentle, kindly
Mr. Ashcroft had long been an in.
valid. When still in the prime of
life, paralysis had done its work
upon his frame, bringing all the ap
pearance of old age to his noble
igure, while his face was still youth
ful. Mrs. Ashcroft had watched
beside him faithfully and devotedly
until consumption had touched her
with its chilling fingers, and laid
ber upon a bed of pain and di-tress.
rhus it fell to the daughter to
nurse both invalids; and she did it
with a devotion that made the task
tight. She was the light of their
yes--the only being whom they
ould.not cheerfully give up, in the
What would she do when they
were gone, was a question tLat
weighed upon their minds most
beavily. They had no relatives
near enough to take an interest in
bhe child; and the few friends they
possessed were in foreign lands.
Judge, then, how desolate was the
path that seemed to be before the
dlaughter they loved so well. It is
added, too, to their anxiety, that
they ~must leave her penniless.
Sickness had melted away their
resources until the little that was
Left would hardly, Mr. Ashcroft
thought, pay the expenses of the
double funeral which must inevita
bly follow their long and lingering
"Do not grieve so, dearest father,"
Kate had been saying: "I shall
surely be provided for. I can work
as well as any others. The little I
shall want, I can earn."
-Her father gazed at her with
tearful eyes. "Poor Child !" he
exclaimed; 'how little you know of
the world. Howt will you, who
have known so little of the trials of
life, be able to stem the rude torrent
of' adfersity? Hlow will you bear
upj against the terrible burden
of poverty? Will these little hands
be strong enough to earn your daily
bread? -Youk who have never been
trained to work, who have never
borne the weight of crushing sor
row. 0. merciful Father! Bring
her into the fold, and make her
thine especial care !"
Tears hot and bitter impeded his
utterance. It was long ere Kate
could soothe him into anything
like composure. Mute and still
was the mother's grief, yet as deep
as that of her husband. All the
terrors of a desolgte, lqnely lifo foj
Kate gprose before her; yet she
conqiuered all traoe of emotion. It
was but the prelude of grae; suf.
fering, for that night saw her in the
shadow of the dark valley. The
breaking of a blood vessel was the
consequience of her surppressed
emotion, and before morning the
weary spirit was released from the
"There sat the shadow feared
More rapidly than ever Mr. Ash.
proft was failing. The death ol
his wife was his own death blow.
From the moment of her departure
he ceased to speak, and Jay wrap.
pod in grief. It was pitiful indeed
to see oor Kate. She went frma
the room to look upon her mother's i
lifeless remains, and back again, I
to try to speak comfort to the poor a
mute sufferer, Scarce a day inter- c
vened before he, too, was summoned f
"0h, fur one word-one look of t
recognition !' sighed the poor girl e
who hur.g over him. Alas, it was
not granted her. Slowly the pulse i
ceased beating, and then stopped
forever. Kate was, indeed, doubly s
Kind neighbors tried to bring a
comfort to the bereaved girl; but f
she could not bear the words. She
shrank from them as if touched to h
the very quick; and her well-mean- t
ing comforters at length left her to l
herself. When all was over, Kate r
was told that she must leave the I
house. It was wanted for a richer s
tenant. She had not a single dol
lar. Her furniture was taken away i
and sold to pay reut. All the little \
ornaments of the room, so dear to y
her because they were the gifts of
her parents on successive birthdays, u
went with the rest; and in the after- s
noon of the third day from the I
funeral of both her pare..ts, Kate
walked out of the gate and entered t
a small cottage, poor, mean and s
old, the only shelter she could af- ft
ford to rest in.
The next week saw her out in the o
pursuit of employment-something f
-anything that would. bring her
food enough to support life and s
strength. No foolish pride in Kate's ti
heart held her back from the search V
after the means of living. Teaching a
-that resource of almost every
girl left to herself-was not includ
ed in her catalogue of labor. Kate s
was intelligent and well taught;
but of the regular routine of learn- o
ing she was ignorant. Of useful
information she had a fund. It was
imparted to her from childhood by a
her father and mother; but neither I
of her parents was willing to spare
her from home, and therefore her n
school knowledge was not extensive 1.
She had learned book-keeping, how- ti
ever. of her own father, who was i
once a successful merchant, before
the hand of disease had touched e
alike his person and his fortune.
And her first thought was that she w
might obtain some situation in
which she could make this knowl
edge count to her for bread. ni
She entered several stores, mod- a
estly offering her services as book- h
keeper or cashier; but all those situ- 6
ations were already filled. Next
the milliner's shops were tried- h
then the dressmaker's rooms-shops fi
and rooms which, in better days, a
her mother ):ad most generously f
patronized, but which now seemed f
to have no room for Kate. Her s
last effort was at a depot for ready 1)
made linen. The shopman knew it
her, and allowed her to carry off I
some work without the usual deposit W
o its worth in money. She was
glad of even this scanty means; y
and half an hour aUter she left the '9
shop she was seated in the one habita. a
ble room of her little cottage, sew- a
ing diligently upon a garment- c
the first of her haif dozen.s
Kate was a rapid and skillful seam- a
stress; and, as her small house re
quired but little time to put it in b
order, and her frugal meal still less b
time to prepare, she was rejoiced to
find that she could complete them*
all in a single week. She was toh
be paid a half dollar each; and shea
carried them back, and recei ,ed the'
money the next Saturday evening Y
with a feeling of satisfaction that s
no one ever experiences unless :
it is earned. Every week she l
now earned sufficient for he
expenses; and, very soon, she was d
trusted with finer and more expen
sive work, until at last she could "
readily command from six to eightS
dollars. She (lid this until latc in
the winter, constantly carrying
bundles of work, and enjoy the airs
and exercise it brought her, with
out a thought of degradation in so
True, she was sometimes passed
without recognition by some who 1
had known her under other circumi
stances; but Kate's cheerful and in
dependent spirit was far above all
this. She looked as serene under
the neglect as if the recognitiona
were ever so cordial; and so oftenh
shamed the proud ones, who could
not deny that in her simple mourn- q
ing garb there was an elegance and
propriety to which they neveryts
attained. Even her package of
work did not t ake from her the un-l
mistakable lady-like appearance in
separable from her; for she carried 2
it with an ease and grace so rare
that it seemed almost t,he badge of Y
superior gentilty. The lovely op- 'E
pression, which we have called her
highest charm, still illuminated her v
face; and they who looked at Kate r
once were apt to linger in theim in- f
terested gaze as long as politeness n
She was returning from carrying c
back some work one slippery day C
when, just as she had shut her own t
little gate, she slipped upon the ice 5
and fell, breaking her ankle and se. e
verely wrenching her left arm. She
tried to move and rise, but it was t
impossible. She uttered a little n
mourn of real pain, and then fainted. a
She might have lain a full half hour h
thne whan a gantlaeian discovered i
er and alighted from his chaise.
le raised her to a sitting posture,
nd the pain of being removed re
alled her senses. She shrank
rom his touch for an instant, but
oon recovered from her momen
ary embarrassment, and gratefully
xpressed her thanks.
"Whither shall I carry you, my
ear young lady?" he asked, kindly.
-This is my home, sir," she an
wered, producing the house key.
The gentleman unlocked the door,
nd Kate strove to rise, but again
ainted with the pain. The stran
er carried her in and deposited
er gently upon the wide, comfor
able couch which had served as a
ed ever since she removed. He
adily found some water, which
e sprink!ed upon her face, and
I am a surgeon," said he, smil
ig; "an old, gray-haired surgeon.
Vill you permit me to examine
There was such a fatherly man
er about him that Kate could but
ubmit to holding out her arm and
>ot for his inspection.
"You have hurt yourself more
ian I thought, young lady," he
%id, in a tone so cheerful that Kate
it as if she had found a friend.
But it will be all right soon, if
rtly you will have a littie courage
>r a short time."
'"Oh, I have plenty of that," an
wered Kate; "but I lack the forti
ide to endure long-continued pain.
Vill it be long, sir?'' she asked,
"Not if you have good nursing."
"Ah, that is out of the question.
"Why so? Have you no mother
Kate's eves filled with tears.
"I have neither," she said, after
pause in which she was weeping
"No friend who can be with you
ow while I mend this broken
mb?" he asked, while looking at
ie small white arm bared for his
"I have no friend," she murmur
It was a short sentence, but it
'ent to Ir. Broderick's heart.
"No friends! Poor young lady !"
But before he could say a word
iore Kate had hushed her emotions
wakened by his questions and was
er own calm, collected self again..
he bore the setting of her ankle
ke a hero, and submitted to have
er arm violently pulled without
inching. Then she sat upright
nd looked this new helper in the
ice. He was a man of apparently
)rty years of age; tall, and not
lender; with large, benevolent
rown eyes, and a few white streaks
i his dark, abundant hair; a gentle
ian in the broadest sense of the
'ord, as scholar, and a good sur
eon. Kate's simple, straighfor
ard mind had divined what he
as, and her eyes took in the details,
s well as the mueaning,of his face;
face so entirely good that a little
bild might read it. Her heart in
inctively told her that here, at
ny rate, was a man who would
She had heard of him-heard how
eloved and trusted lie had been in
is native city-a neighboring one
here he had always practiced
ad heard of more than one noble
aid grand deed lhe had performed.
he had learned, also, that in his
ounger years he had been sorely
mitten with disappointment-had
id all his hopes of a happy domestic
fe upon a broken shrine, and had
eheld them waste away into utter
All these things rushed to her
memory when he told her his name.
he remembered, too, that her fa
1er had desired to call him in
hen her mother was ill, but that
me had opposed it. Her motuer
as always so afraid of expenses
hich she knew would not avail to
ive her life, and she wanted so
iuch to leave something for Kate
hen she should have passed away.
oor woman ! could she have known
Kate's present situation, there
ould have been one pang more in
er dying hour.
"I shall ride over to see how you
re to-morrow," he said, kindly, as
e went out. "You must be as
uiet as possible, but I will lend
on my cane, so if you want to
me and lock me out, you can do
And Kate did rise and go to the
oor with him, despite the grotesque
ess of hopping on one foot.
"Now go back to your sofa, and
ou may read a little; but remember,
o work till I see you."
She obeyed him willingly, for she
-as weary, and was, moreover, jar
ad by her fall. Toward night she
all asleep and did not wake until
morning. She was unable to go
bout much, even with the doctor's
ane; but, fortunately, a little girl
,me in on an errand, and Kate
egged her to get mother's permis
ion to stay with her until she
Duld be able to walk about.
Through little Jenny's exertions,
1e room assumed its usual neat
ess. At noon the doctor made his
ppearance. Kate was sitting up
er foot in a cushioned chair. it
'ad doing walt, Dr. RBr ,k s%d
and she would need no other atten
"But I shall call occasionally,"
lie added, -so that you shall not be
The next week he asked her to
ride with him. She needed air, ho
said; and, as it was always his pre
scription for convalescents, she
must not object. Into his amply.
robed sleigh, therefore, he lifted her
taking Jenny also; and the next
hour found them stopping at the
doctor's own home.
"My mother will be happy to see
you, Miss Asheroft." he said. "She
is greatly interested in my patients,
espeially when they are as lonely as
And he carried her in his arms
to an apartment, half office, half
sitting room, where a sweet faceed
woman welcomed her with kindly
warmth to a seat beside the cheer
ful wood fire. The windows were
full of the rarest plants, the walls
were almost covered. Splendid
roses and lilies were in bloom,
geraniums and fuchsias were abun
dant, and the purple scented violets
were the sweetest Kate had ever
"They are Arthur's favorites,
above all flowers," remarked Mrs.
Broderick, as Kate eagerly took
the cluster she gave her; "and I
think they must be your favorites,
too, by the way you looked at
They were indeed very. dear to
Kate, as they were the last flowers
her mother held in her hands; and
she told her new friends why she
loved them so well.
-She is a little darling, Arthur !"
exclaimed Mrs. Broderick, when
the doctor returned from taking
Kate home. "I am going to send
for her to stav a month with me.
Do you think she will come?"
The doctor laughed.
"Not unless you tell her that you
want her to sew for you, mother.
She was hardly willing to call here,
or even to ride with me. If she is
'innocent as a dove,' she is also as
'wise as a serpent,' and will not be
beguiled into anything that will
compromise her character."
"I like her better for that, Arthur.
Very well; tell her I want a seam
stress for several weeks, and will
give extra prices for work. But
don't you go to falling in love with
"Because I shall get no work
done if you are hanging about the
"You are a dear, cross, good mo
ther. What do you suppose I
want to fall in love for, when I have
you? Besides, you are such a proud
old lady that I should not dare to
fall deeply in love with a sewing
"Don't, Arthur. . You make me
feel faint. Remember, I was a
sewing girl, and I married a richer
man than you are.'
"Come, come mother. I shall
have to correct you or put a mis
tress over you. How would you
like that, little mother?"
'-Hold your tongue, Arty, and to
morrow see that you go early after
my sewing girl,'
Dr. Ar-thur patted his mother's
cheek and kissed her fondly.
"I am going now," he said.
And truly he told Kate such a
piteous tale of his mother's disap
pointment in losing her seamstress
that gratitude to him prompted her
A month of happiness it was to
Kate-so petted and caressed, so
carefully tended, and finally, so be
loved by mother and son.
"I don't know," said Mrs. Roder
icJc, reflectively. "It's a serious
thing to marry a wife only half
your age, Arty.''
"Nonsense, mother. I have made
a bargain with this little girl. I
have promised to give her ten years
of my forty, and that makes a fair
average of thirty years each. It
will be a happy match, dear mother.
Don't break it up with any of your
And it was and is a happy match
TilE KILKENNY CAT STORY.
The etory has been so long cur
rent that it has become a proverb,
"As quarrelsome as the Kilkenny
cats," two of the cats in which city
are asserted to have fought so long
and so furiously that naught was
found of them but two tails. The
cor-rect version -of this saying is
During the rebellion which oc
cnrred in,1reland in 1798, Kilkenny
was garrisoned by a regiment of
Hessian soldiers, whose custom it
was to tie together in one of their
barrack rooms two cats by their
respective tails, and then throw
them faice to face across a line gen
erally used for drying clothes. The
cats naturally became infuriated,
and scratched each other in the
abdomen until death ensued to one
or both of them. The officers wore
made acquainted with the barba.
ro.is acts of cruelty and resolved to
put an end to them. For this pur
ro an ofBor was ordered to :n.
spect each barrack room daily and
report its state. The soldiers, de
termined not to lose '.he daily tor
ture of the cats, generally employed
one of their comrades to watch the
approach of the officer. On one
occasion he neglected his duty and
the officer was heard ascending the
stairs while the cats were under
going their customary torture. One
of the troopers seized a sword from
the arm rack and with a single
blow divided the tails of the cats.
The cats escaped through the open
windows of the room, which wus
entered instantly afterward by the
officer, who inquired what was the
cause of the bleeding cats' tails
being suspended on the line and
was told in reply that "two cats
had been fighting in the room;
that it was found impossible to
separate them and they fought so
desperately that they had devoured
each other, with the exception of
their two tails."
FRON RCANDOM RECOLLEC
TEONS OF A LONG LIFE.
(To be published by Subscription.)
BY EDWIN J. SCOTT.
From the Palmetto Yeoman.
The British had a fort at Granby
in the Revolution, and Mr. Cayce's
house that still stands there shows
a hole in the northern end made by
a small cannon ball when the fort
was besieged and I believe captur
ed by the Americans towards the
close of the war. The town being
at the head of navigation on the
Congaree, with a ferry on the road
leading from the up country to
Charleston, and broad tracts of
rich lands extending many miles
below, was a place of considerable
business. A number of its mer
chants made fortunes and lived in
good style. Many of their families
were well educated and formed a
circle of refined society that was both
moral and elevated. Among them
were the Bells, the Seibelses, the
Hanes, the Fridays, and others
whose descendants go to make up
the population of Columbia and its
But when the State Capitol, the
South Carolina College and the ses
sions of the Supreme Court were
established in Columbia, Granby
began to decline. It had always
be unhealthy. The capital and en
terprise of the Columbia merchants,
in time, drew trade from the place
and after the removal of the county
seat to Lexington, C. H. it became
a deserted village, so that in 1882
but two or three stores remained,
those of Muller & Senn and Pou
and Seibels being all that I recol
lect. When I first collected taxes
there in 1825, Gen. Henry Arthur,
Wolf H ane, hon of Nicholas Hane,
a rosy old gentleman, owner of the
ferry, Mrs. Elizabeth Bell, Friday
Arthur and Janies Cayce, who
kept a public house, a mill and a
blacksmith and cari-lage-maker' shop
were the most prominent relics of
Granby's former prosperity.
The court house, being of large
size and good materials, was bought
by the Presbyterian congregation
in Columbia, taken down and re
built, with alterations, on the site
of their present church, where it
served as a place of worship for
about twenty years; then it was sold
to Mr. Niernsee, who removed it
across Lady street and converted
it into a dwelling, which is now the
residence of Mr. J.H. Kinard. Thus,
after serving as a temple for the
administration of -justice and the
worship of God, it now bears the
sacred character of the peaceful
.And here I will repeat an anec
dote related by John Caldwell, Esq.,
in 1826, which may be called
A TALE OF A SHIRT.
On a bright sunny morning in
May, 1806, a gay party of young
folks, both male and female, assem
bled at the residence of Alexander
Bell, Sr., in Granby, to take an
excursion on horseback songe ten
miles up the river to the ferry on
Saluda then known as Kennerly's,
just above which James Kennerly,
Esq., resided, his dwelling, a roomy.
rambling country house, being on
the east side of the river, so close
to it that a heavy body dropped
from one of the windows would
fall into the water. Among the
gentlemen present were John Cald
well, of Newberry, and John May
rant of Sumter, both then in college;
and it was arranged that they, with
two of the girls, should spend the
night at Kennerly's while the rest of
the cavalcade, after all had enjoyed
themselves boating and fishing in
the river, were to return to Granby
at the close of the day.
The two Collegians were rivals
for the favor of one of the young
ladies who remained behind when
the others returned. They were
dressed in the tip of the prevailing
fashion, but Mayrant rejoiced in
the display of a magnificent ruffled
shirt got up in better style and
finer material than usual. so that it
excited the applause an admiration
of the fair sex, and, as Caldwell
thought. gave Iisowner an advan.
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tage that he was not otherwise en
titled to. At bed time they were
put into the same room with sever
al other young men who had called
to see the Granby belles, and Mav
rant, to save his shirt from being
rumpled, pulled it off and hung it
cn a chair. This was observed by
Caldwell, who resolved to put it
out of the way. Accordingly, at
the dead of night when all the
others were asleep, instigated by
the demon of mischeif, and deem
ing all fair in love as well as in war
and politics, he arose stealthily,
and wrapping the object of his hate
and jealousy round a brick. threw
it from one of the windows as far
as he could into the river. Next
morning, when Mayrant arose, his
shirt was missing, and after a
thoroug andh fruitless search, he
was forced to button up his vest
and coat, and-leaving an apology
to the family and the ladies for his
sudden departure-to order his
horse and take the road back to Co
lumbia, leaving Caldwell in posses
sion of the field.
Whet-er he ever suspected his
rival o' any agency in the mysteri
ous disappearance of the garment,
was not known, but Caldwell said
twenty years afterwards, that he
could never muster up the courage
to tell Mayrant what had become of
LINCOLN TO & BORROWER.
An old letter from Abraham Lin
coin to a "shiftless" brother has
been made public. The strong
common sense of it makes it good
reading for everybody, especially
for those like him to whom it was
addressed in such a firm, yet kindly
Dear Johnston: Your request
for $80 I do not think it best to
co~mply with just now. At the var
ious times when I have helped you
a little you have said to me, "We
can get along very well nlow,'' but
in a short Lime I find you in the
same difficulty again. Now this
can only happen by some defect in
your conduct. What the defect is
I think I know. You are not lazy,
and still you are an idler. I doubt
whether, since I saw you, you have
done a good whole day's work in
any one day. You do not very
much dislike to work, and still you
do not work much, merely because
it does not seem to you that you
could get much for it. This habit
of uselesly wasting your time is the
whole difficulty, and it is vastly im
portant to you, and still more to
your children, that you should
break this habit. It is more im.
portant to them, because they
have longer to live and can
keep out of an idle habit before
they are in it easier than -they can
get out after they are in.
You are now in need of some
ready money, and what I propose.
is that you shall go to work, "tooth
and nail." for somebody who will
give you money for it. Let father
and your boys have charge of things
at home-perpare for a crop and
make a crop-and von go to work
for the best money wages, or in
discharge of any debt you owe,
that you can get. And to secure
you a fair reward for your labcr
I now promise you that every dol
lar you will, between now and the
first of May, get for your labor,
either in money or on your own in
debtedness, I will give you one
other dollar. By this, if you hire
yourself at $1A a month, from me
you will get $10 more, making $20
a month, for your work. In this I
do not mean you shall go off to St.
Louis, or the leaded mines, or gold
mines in California, but I mean for
you to go at it for the best wages
you can get close to home-in Coles
County. Now, if you will do this
you will soon be out of debt, and,
what is better, you will have a hab
it that will keep you from getting
in debt again. But if I should now
clear you, next year you will be
just as deep in as ever. You say
you would almost give your place
in heaven for $70 or $80. Then
you value your place in .heaven
very cheap, for I am sure you can,
with the offer I made you, get the
$70 or $80 with four or five months'
work. You say if I furnish you
the money you will deed me the
land, and if you don't pay the mon
ey back, you will deliver possession.
Nonsense ! If you cannot now live
with land, how will you then live
without it? You have always been
kind to me, and I do not now mean
to be unkind to you. On the con
trary, if you will but follow my ad
vice you will find it worth more
than eighty times $80 to you.
Affectionately, your brother.
kAboston man has portraits of
his family painted on his china.
The cotton mills of South Caroli
na employ 4,500 persons, and the
value of the product is placed at
They have counted 319 sorts of
insects that eat the leaves or bore
into the trunks of trees in Cer4ral
psrk, New York City,