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Vol. XX. NEWBERRY, S. C., THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 1884. No. 16.
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~5 eMiea 'At gfatiss i t * r,
A gray-coated squirrel
Sat up in a tree,
As happy as ever
A squirrel could be.
There were nuts all around him;
"I'll gather them in
For the winter," he said.
He tossed his wise head,
And winked his bright eye,
As he thought of the dinners
These nuts would supply.
But never a thought
To the children gave he,
This selfish gray squirrel
Perehed up in the tree.
"We can't afford it," said grand
ma, resignedly. "Why, a carpet at
sixty cents a yard would come to
how much. Tom?"
"Wouldn't it depend somewhat
upon the number of yards, grand
ma?" suggested Tom, who was
putting on his greatcoat in the
"Well, say five breadths of a yard
wide, each five yards long," said
grandma, in a business tone.
"A carpet of five yards square
twenty-five yards, at sixty cents
per yard -fifteen dollars," an
nounced Tom, promptly.
Grandma looked up at him ad
miringly through her glasses.
"It's a good thing to have a head
for figures. As for me, I never put
two and two together. But we'll
have to give up that carpet, I'm
afraid, though it's a great bargain.
Mrs. Hackett gave full thirty dol
lars for it, and had it only one year
shut up in her parlor where it was
scarcely trod upon. I'd like to get
it for John's wife's room; but we've
too many other uses for money just
"What a pitty!' said Lizzie, who
was sitting on the window-sill dang.
ling one neat little boot just above
the floor. "The room will look so
bare and comfortless without a car
pet; and John is so anxious to have
everything nice for Alice."
"Wouldn't the parlor carpet do?"
inquired Tom, demurely. "I heard
you say it was getting to shabby
for the conpany room."
4No, it wouldn't do at all," an
swered Lizzie, sharply. "How
would the parlor look with a bare
floor at Thanksgiving and Christ
"And Sunday evenings," said I
"Oh," said Tom, brushing his hat,
"I had forgotten that. No, certain
ly. Young Mr. Smith mighn't find
it comfortable; nor the doctor, eith
er. They might be afraid of catch
ing cold, and go away early."
"I think I here the stage, Tom,"
said Lizzie, leaning a flushed face
from the open window.
Tom kissed us all around and
went out with his valise to meet
the stage. He was druimmer to the
biggest manufacturing firm in the
little town, and was always coming
He would be back in six weeks
in time to meet John and his wife,
on their arrival at the old homes
John was making a good match
and he and his wife was to stay
with us all winter, while his own
house was building, about a mile
ditant, and we were all ar?xious to
have everything nice for Alice.
Liz and I, waving Tom a last
adieu from the porch, returned to
to the sitting-room.
Cousin Armenia had laid aside
her knitting, and seated in a low
chair in front of grandma, was
leaning forward and talking, with
that keen hight in her gray eyes
'hich always bespske some new
'ia or inspiration.
.You see, Aunt Dorothy, 'twould
e sh eer extravagance to give fifteen
llars ' for a carpet for a bed-room.
ow, w. 'ien I was a girl, I made two
lendid rag carpets; and though
's twenty years ago, I've not for
tten how " o do it. Suppose I jest
t to work a. 'id make one for John's
"A rag-carpet.?" said Lizzie dis
"Yes, child, a .rag carpet. If
was called by 801lue 1'igh-sounding
ame, I suppose fo-ikg would like
better. If Alice i.s the right sort,
he won't turn up her-.nose at a rag
arpet, 'specially if it's :new and
right. A rag-carpet ean be made
look handsome; and 1 anyways,
t's better than none."
"But where will you 1i ud the ma
"Oh, I'll be bound to find Tags
~nough? There's plentyv of old
~lothes hanging in the gaxret, and
the rag-chst atx1 scrap bag are full;
ad the neig-hbors won't begrudge
e what oldt scraps they have no
Grandma, look ed doubtful, and
Lizzie a lit deA scornfal; but Cduain
As.nia aEknasd ammtOe late-I st
her idea. And being one of those
active and determined spirits who
lose no time in carrying out a plan
as soon as it is conceived, we were
not surprised to find her, next day,
already set to work upon her pro
First she visited the attic. and
overhauled the big rag-chest and
examined all the half-worn and
cast-off clothing hanging about.
Then she went over the whole house
and ransacked every box and closet
for anything that could be appropri
ated to her work.
The next few days were spent in
washing and freshening up the
various articles, and in ripping and
tearing theni into shreds, which
were then rolled into great balls,
according to their color.
All the rag-carpets that I had
seen were woven in a mixed medley
of colors, without order or -arrange
ment; but Cousin Armenia showed
berself possessed of an artist's eye
and an esthetic soul.
"The brown and grays, and all
other neuter tints,' she said, wind
ing her strips about an old ironing
board in the at .ic to ilust ate her
pattern, "are to make up the ground
color. Then come red and blue
stripes; because, you see, one al
ways has most of those two colors;
and in the middle of each a narrow
stripe of green and yellow, which
are skeerce colors to get. I'd like
a little purple; but that's what you
hardly ever come across.'
"If you could get the purple," I
said, "you would have all the colors
of the rainbow, and one would call
your carpet the Iris-patten."
She appeared struck with the
'-To be sure, there's my old mer
rino, which I'd had an idea of mak
ing over for a Sunday-school dress
for little Kitty Leary. But I dare
say a new calico would do as well.
Calico is only six or eight cents a
yard; and any way, charity ought
to begin at home.'
That evening she came down
covered with dust and bits of thread,
just in time to tidy herself for sup
Deacon Hutchings had come in
to see grandpa on some little busi
ness matter and at the table grand
ma apologized for the - absence of
hot-cakes, on plea of cousin Amen
ia's pre-occupation with her carpet.
"A rag-carpet, el?" said the dea
con, with intLrest. "Well, my moth
er used to be a great hand on rag
carpets; but since her day they seem
pretty nigh to ha' died out. Seems
to me wimmen ain't as keerful and
saving nowadays as they used to be.
Now, if I ever get married,' he
added, with his dry smile, "1 11 ex
pect Mrs. Deacon Hutchings to
make a rag-carpt-t the first thing
"Then don't ask Susie or me,
please, deacon," said Lizzie, archly;
"for we both hate rag carpets
they're so ugly."
"You won't think so when you've
seen mine," said Cousin Armenia,
with a confident nol'; "and anyways
it'll save fifteen dollars out o' noth
ing, and that's a consideration."
The deacon looked approvingly
at the woman who could make fif
teen dollars out of 'nothing. He
was a good man, generally liked
and respected; bnt bore the charac
ter of being rathe' "closer" than
there was any necessity for, seeing
that he was well off, and with no
family to supi ort-for the deacon
was a batchel'r.
When Cousin Armenia had used
up all her "material," she discov
ered to her dismay that at least
one-third more was required. So
she went again over the house.
collecting everything before reject
ed that could be made available.
Colored hose and corsets were press
ed into service-bits formerly con
sidered too small were carefully
collected and stitched together.
The very rag-bag itself when emptied
was seized upo.i; and even grand
ma's old1 red flannel dusting rag did
not escape. The rag carpet became
a starding joke with us.
"There's apair of leather shoe
strings for your carpet, Armeny,"
grandpa would observe, drily, "and
some raveled rope ends in the barn,
if you're a mind to 'em."
But Cousin Armenia's soul was
not to put down by sarcasm, any
more than it had been dismayed by
difficulties. 'The carpet progressedl
and about the sam2 time Lizzie and
I began to discover various articles
of our clothing missing, which upon
rigid investigation were found re
duced to strips in Cousin Armenia's
carpet-rag balls Among other
things were the green lining of a
cashmere shirt-green being one of
the ' skeerce" colors; a Turkey
red curtain, which was to be mn2nd
ed and done duty in Tom's room,
and a pair of grandpa's "trowers,'
which, though not yet condemned
to the attic, Cousin Armenia had
pronouaced entirely too shabby for
further wear, and so utilized in her
Grandpa said little, but, as grand
ma informed us in confidence, be
camne very particular in putting
away his clothes, and instead of
leaving his coat hanging behind
the entry door oc over a chair at
piaht alway3 a teMi7 dePosutd
it behind his bed or under his pil.
One day the deacon "happened
in*' when Cousin Armenia was,
piecing together a quantity of very
small scraps wherewith to eke out
"You make pretty close work of
them leetle rag-tags, Miss Ameny,"
he remarked in his slow way.
"Yes; I make a p'int of never
to win' away anything that can be
put to a use," she returned, com
placently. "But I'm dreadful
scrimped for rags enough to finish
off my carpet in time. Mebbe, dea
con, yo'i haven't any old vest or
such that you'd be glad to get rid
The deacoa said he'd look, and
next day lie sent over some well
worn silk neckties and pocket-!
handkerchiefs for which certainly
no other use could have been found,
save that which he himself suggest
ed, of "putting 'em on a pole to
scare the crows with."
We laughed at the idea of a silk
carpet; but Cousin Armenia, with
out a word, carefully incorporated
them in her work.
After this the canvassed the vil
lage. importuning her friends for
:)ld clothes," and the tailors and
dressmakers for "selveges."
And so in time, to the relief of
everybody concerned, a sufficient
quantity of "material' had been
provided, and the carpet was sent
to be woven at a neighboring farm
Meantime, we had been busied,
in other preparations for John and
his bride, and when thesu were alt
completed, nothing reineined save
to put down Cousin Ai menia's new
Lizzie and I rode with her to the
farm house to get it, and on seeing
it, had to acknowledge that it was
as near pretty as a rag carpet could
be. Still it was ugly-for how can
a rag-carpet be made to look any
thing but coarse and common?
We spent that night at a friend's
in the country; and next morning
returning home, Cousin Armenia
triumphantly ordered hir carpet to
be carried up to -John's wife's
Lizzie and I followed. I opened
the door, and stopped short at a
sight of a pretty, bright-colored,
three-ply carpet lying in the middle
of the floor.
"Why, it's Mrs. Hackett's carpet !'
Lizzie exclaimed; the "very one tha
we wanted to buy when she broke
up hous-i keeping."
"Yes," said grandma, a little dub
iously, coming up behind us, "it
seems that Tom, when he heard
how much we wanted it, that day
that he went away, stopped at the
Bardley's and told Alf to get it for
him, and Alf never though of doing
anything but keeping it untill Tom
came back, as he did yesterday,
just after you left. Here he is now,"
as Tom came bounding up stairs,
three steps at a time.
Lizzie and I sprang to meet him,
but Cousin Armenia received his
greeting with the air of a deeply
injured and indignant person.
"I don't see the use of having two
carpets in one room," she presently
And Tom had to explain how he
had not had time to make up his
mind about the purchase of the car
pet untill he had actually driven off
in the stage-coach, when, stopping
at the Bradley's he had arranged
with Alfred to get it for him, but
forgot to say it must be sent to
grandpa's. And as for Cousin Ar-*
menia's carpet, he was innocent of
its existence, nothing ever having
been said to him about it.
'"Well," said Cousin Armenia,
"I've had all my labor and pains for
nothing. The idea," she added, indig
nantly-"the idea of spending fifteen
dollars on a bed-room carpet, when
one just as serviceable could be had
for nothing !' and she looked proud
ly at her work.
"For nothing. Cousin Armenia?"
"For skeercely anything. The
weaving did cost about four dollars;
but that don't count."
"And the thread for the woof?''
"Well, that might be a fe w dol
lars more," she admitted.
And a rather uneasy light came
into her eyes. She left the room
Then Lizzie said :
-"And the good clothing destroy
ed, and the time i-pent on~ prepar
ing those rags, and the hiring of
wagon to go for the carpet-what
do these amount to?"
-'To say nothing of the new dress
that must be bought for Kitty Leary,
and the new curtain for Tom's
room," I added. '-Why, altogether,
these two carpets must have cost
about the same, and Cousin Armie
nia has made nothing by her econo
Grandpa was standing behind us
his hands in his pockets, and a very
knowing look in his ey s.
"Mebbe yon're a leetle mistak3n,
Susie," he said, drily. "My own
idee is that Armeny's made m>re
on that rag carpet than she'd a no
tion of, an:1 a good deal mo:e thian
it's =orth. It's like'y the I Ce in
veatment sh'saVe ypna4Oa
"And meantime," said grandma,
"we will put Tom's carpet in the
parlor, and Armeny's in this room.
She's done what she thought best,
and it wouldn't do to hurt her feel
That evening Tom slyly called
mo to look at Cousin Armenia, who,
with a kitchen-knife in her band
was pruning away at the rose-bushes
in the garden, while thA deacon,
seated cross-legged on the fence,
was deliberately and carefully whit
ting a stick.
"Why, she will ruin the bushes !"
I exclaimed. "See how she is chop.
ing them to pieces. What can
she be thinking of?"
"What were you thinking of,
Susie," said Tom, solemnly, "that
time in the parlor when the doctor
was saying s ,mething in a low tone
and you were deliberately picking
your gloves to pieces?"
And then a light flashed upon
me, and I ran out to tell Lizzie
that I had found out what grandpa
had meant by Cousin Armenia's
"investment.*' And Lizzie laughe l
and said, -How ridiculous !" And
then in the same breath. "Why
how nice it will be, Su3ie. I am so
Next day John and his wife came,
and we were all delighted with
Alice. Her father had money, and
she had been brought up in more
dainty s:yle of living than we were
accustom'ed t'>, which made us rath
er anxious about her being pleased
with things. One day, when she
had been about a week with us,
grandma inquired of John if Alice
were perfectly satisfied, or if there
was anything that he would like to
have done for her?
"Only one thing. grandma,' he
replied, cheerfully, "She's delight
ed, and perfectly satisfied and hap
py; but, you see, sbe has some fan
cies which you would think whim.
sical. The carpet in her room
"I knew it !" exclaimed Lizzie,
flushing. "That horrid rag-carpet!"
"It isn't its being a rag carpet
that she objects to, Liz; but she has
a prejudice against any sort of a
carpet in a sleeping-room. She
thinks it unhealthy-and, you know,
many physicians hold that opinion.
A little strip by the bed side and
before the hearth is all that she re
"I'll see to it to-day," said grand
And then she looked up at us and
laughed a little.
"Poor Armenia's carpet seems
unlucky," she said.
-Oh, she'll find a use for it," said
grandpa, quietly. "We must make
her a present of it, Dorothy, and
she'll find the right place for it be
Grandpa, was right. Long before
John and Alice moved into their
new house, Cousin A rmenia's bright
rag carpet was reposing upon Dea
con Hutchings' parlor floor, with
the deacon's silk handkerchiefs
gleaming conspicuously in the cen
ter, while Cousin Armenia herself
moved about, making his home
pleasant and cheerful for him.
"Saving is making," said the dea
con; "and a woman who can make
fifteen dollars out of nothing, is
Nor do I think that his wife has
ever hinted to him what that carpet
really cost.-Susan Archer Wei8s.
WIIICII WAY ARE YOU GO
A little gir l went home from
church full of what she had seen
and beard. Sitting at the table
with the family she asked hier fath
er, who was not at all a good man,
whether ho prayed. He did not
like the question, and in a very an
gry manner replied, "Is it your
mother or your Aunt Sally who
has put you up to that?"
"No, father," soid the child; "the
preacher said all good people pray,I
and those that don't pray cannot
be saved. Father, do you pray?"
This was more than the father
could stand, and in a rough way,
he said, "Well, you, and your moth.
er, and Aunt Sally, may go your
way, and I will go mine."
"Father,' said the little creature,
with great simplicity, "which way
are you going!'
This question pierced his beart.
It flashed upon him that he was in
the sure way to a bad end. lie
sa ated from his chair, b'urst into
tears, andl began to pray for mer
Dear young reader, which way
are you going?- Selected.
At lynching bees the master of
ceremonies has the exclusive right
to designate those who are to pull
on the rope.
"Your husband always appears
to be in v-ery high spirits.'' "Yes,"
returned his wife, "if they didn't
came so high I should have had a
now fuet sacane this winter."
ro TIIE PEOPLE OF 80UTH
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.
Columbia S. C., April, 1884.
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lized nations of the World have
,een ask-d to participate in this
Exposition, and many of them have
dlready .ccepted the invitation and
2ave given notice that they would
make exhibition of their products
Lnd representation of their indus
tries. All of the States of the
Union will be fully represented.
&s this Exposition will be held in
lie chief city of the Cotton States,
the world will naturally expect that
these States will make the most
omplete exhibits of all their man
afactured, mineral and agricultural
products, and full displays of all
their resources In fact, capitalists,
realizing tho benefits to come to the
South from this Exposition, and
knowing that all of the prosperous
nd progressive States will endea
vor to make the best showing, will
attend the Exposition to obtain in.
formation, tLat could not possibly
be gotten elsewhere. We feel that
t is unn(,owssary to dwell upon the
mportance of this matter. Our
State L3gislatura at its last session,
ater full investigation, and appre
:iatiig the benefits to be derived
from having South Carolina proper
ty represented, appropriated $10,
)00 for the purpose, to be extended
inder the direction of the Depart
ment of Agriculture.
As this is the Centennial celebra
tion of the first expoitation of cot
ton from America, it is the peculiar
province of South Carolina to occa
py the most conspicuous place in
the picture, as the first cotton ex
ported was sent from Charleston.
We have good reason to believe
that the cotton gin was invented
in South Carohna, and we are now
bout to give to the world the first
nd only successful cotton picker.
These, however, are sentimental
reasons to appeal only to our State
pride; but the practical reasons are
Dven more forcible, from a business
point of view, than those -lready
given are from a sentimental one.
The South needs capital and im
migration. This all will admit.
How is she to obtair. Ibese? Just
as everything else is made success
ful-by judicious advertising.
What better advertisement can we
get than the exhibition to those who
desire to purchase homes of the
splendid products of the soil, speci
mens of our minerals and samples
of our manufactured goods. In no
way can the advantages of the
South be better shown than by such
evidences as such an exhibition
wculd furnish. And what. is true
of the South generally is emphat
ically true of South Carolina. We
want to build railroads and increase
our transportation facilities; we
want to erect more cotton factories,
build wooden wills and establish
all the smaller manufacturing in
dustries; we want our mines of
gold, silver, copper, iron, &c., de
veloped; we want our waste lands
brought into cultivation, and we
want to increase our population.
All of this can be done only by pro
per, systematic, determined and
continued effort. The recent pub
lications showing the wonderful
manufacturing and agricultural
progress of the State have attracted
the attention of business men in
every direction, and already men
of means have been here prospect
ing for solid investments, and in
quiz ies for information are coming
from every sectiou of the Union.
The goodl impression thus made
should be followed up promptly and
igorously, and we now have the
opportunity to do so successful
The amiount approp"iated by
Legislature for making the exhiki
tion is inadequate for the purpose
unless we can obtain the voluntary
assi-tance of the people throughout
the State. This we feel sure we
will receive, and now confidently
appeal to them for their aid and en
In addition io the help tbat ma&y
be employed, representatives of the
Department will be appointed in
every Township in the State, who
will constitute a Commission for the
State, and wvho will be requested
to see that local organizations are
perfected; and it is desired that
these organizations will see to it
that all the resources of their Town
ships are made fully known., This
appeal, however, is addressed to
the people generally, who are urged
to take this matter in hand with
out delay, and communicate with
the Commissioner of Agriculture
pronptly, freely and fiequently.
The railroad companies have gener.
ouly offered to transport free to
C@umhia all artioles inleaded for
Advertisqments inserted at the rmte of
g1.00 per square (one inch) for flat ingertiori
and 75 cents for each subsequent Insertior.
Double column advertisements ten per cen,
Notices of meetings, obituaries and tributtf
of respect, same rates per square as ordinaty
Special Notices In Local column 15 ceLi
Advertisements not marked with the nom
ber of insertious will be kept In till forb'd
and charged accordIngly.
Specialco3tracts made with large adv<t
tisers, with liberal deductions on above ratie
DONE WITH NEATNESS AND DISPATC B
exhibition. The cotton manufac
tures have promised specimens of
of all their goods without charge,
and some have offered to contri
bate to the expense of making the
exhibit; and the press of the State,
with characteristic public spirit, is
giving us the benefit of its vast
influence. It only remiins, there
fore, for the people to do their part
and South Carolina will make, as
we have promised she shall do.
"the best exhibit on the grounds."
Any information that may be desir
ed regarding ihe matter will be
cheerfully furnished by the Com
missioner of Agriculture.
A. P. BUTLER,
Commissioner of Agrieulture.
A LEAP-YEAR EPISODE.
There was a party across the
river the other night. Toward the
close she slipped to his side arid
"Going home by yourself, Char
'Guess so," be replied.
"Would you like some one to see
"Depends on who it is " His
answers were very short and crus
ty. Many a one would have been
dirheartened, but Lucy was not of
that kind. She still persevered:
"Some young lady, I mean,"
"Depends on who the young lady
is," said the brute.
"Some one about my size," per
sist<-d the angel.
-There are several here about
"Thero't only one exactly my
"See here, Lucy," said Charlie,
,if you want to take me home you
"Oh!" she replied, "I've no par
ticnlar desire to take you home, but
as I was going your way I thotight
"iIe interrupited her with an "All
right!' and together they left.
He was leaning on her arm, and
silently they meandered over the
frozen streets. They stopped at
his door. He invited her in.
-No, Cz.arlie, I won't go in, buQt
I w.ant to tell you something."
Bly the light of the street lamp of
the corner Charlie's face was seen
to grow pale as she continued:
"am abundantly able to support
a husband. I have a bank account
of a good size. I love you, Charlie
and can give you a good home.
Will you be mine, de'arest?"
"Lucy," grasped the brute, yon've i
7:o idea what it takes to to support
She interrupbted him.
"Darling, if it shonld be necessary
I would work from morning untill
night, and even take in washing
andl se wing; you shall want for noth
ing. Only say yon will be mine."
"No, Lucy, it cannot be, I shall
always love you as a brother, watch
over your- pathway thtrough life,
and should you stand in need of
advice, or assistance you can rely
on my willingness to assist you;
but I can .never marry you."
"-Then~ you refuse me!"
"Base wretch !" she exc~aimed,
you will live to repent your hasty
decision, for to-morrow my dead
body will be found in the cold water
of the river.'' And, clasping him
in her aims in one convulsive cm
brace, she fled into the outer dark
ness.-Oil City Derrick.
HE FORGOT TO PULL His MooN
IN.-Thle literalness of children
has to plead for their want of rever
ence in such cases as a boy named
Tomn, six years old, who noticed,
one winter morning, after sunrise
the moon in the western sky. H aving
never before seen both orbs at the
same time, he was deeply impress
ed, and ran to his mother. with:
"OJh, mamma, I've got an awful
joke on our Father who art in
--Why, Tom, what do you mean?'
said the mother, in a rebuking tone,
'lHe forgot to pull his moon i,
cried Tom, his voice quaking with
A lady whose husband always
kept late hours, anid whose front
name was William, on being asked
what she considered the greatest
annoyance, promptly replied, a Bill
that was always overdue.
A health journal says that you
ought to take three-quarters of an
hour for your dinner. It is well al
so to add a few vegetables and a
piece of meat.
"Every cloud has its silver lin'
ing." 'The boy who has the mumps
can stay awry from school.
The city of Mexico has seventy
Itwo papers, but with one or two ex-p
ceptions they are not newspapers.
Never carry a handkerchief in
your hip.pocket. Reaching for it
may leLd to misunderstanding.
Drunkenness is- a reel isfoi'