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Was It' hanoe.
BY ANABICL 0. ADI*Kf
:Gus Hill was the4ouly living 6bild
of Abijah Hill, a Weithy )umber
mereh'at in the town of Hudson. 11
mother was dead, and a maiden aunt
kept house for him fat'. Ili pro
hsion was that of a lawyer, but he
had !PberitAjd)i8 ir ty;
so it wasn't necessa, for him to
practice to otan iib aily bread.
Right here All bu- teipthtioM-6'OM
menced. "For Satan fluds dome mis-,
chief for idle hands to dov" that was
true, a good many years ago, and it
hasn't lost its truth yet. I know I
always skip descriptions of people's
personal appearance, s I will simply
say lie was tall, and a blonde. Per
haps you think ho looked insipid;
well, he didn't if he'd parted his hair
in the middle, and waxed his ious,
tacho. The old established citizents
of 11 - said lie was "an idlo, ex.
travagant young dog, with good en
ough in him somewhere," which good
they were afraid would die for the
want of )r-opelr cultivation. Nor was
this all; it was rumored that he had
been seen intoxicated the night of
Mrs Kidler's party. Most of the
young men knew he "drank a little,
you know, but of course not to ex
cesm." A man may take arsenic and
ribt die from its effect;" but 'a man
who does not take it certainly will
not die from its effects.
I have told you of his bad habits;
so to be just I must tell you some of
his good ones. Ie was truthful,
generus to a fault, always even ten
yo pered, and a young man of more than
7 ordinary abilities; but unless some
saving Power inter vened, -it was
evident to many that he would go
Luella Campbell was the youngest
7' daughter of five children. She was
a lovely girl. strictly speaking she
was not beautiful. Her large hazel
eyes, and almost perfect form, were
her only claim to beauty, and yet
she was called "The Beauty of H."
It was her pure soul, her loving and
merry disposition, which made her
so, rather than beauLy of form or
-. Gus and La had been walking in
the woods. Hie was saying:
"So it is to morrow night, you
young ladies make your attack upon
our hearts, and-pocket book?
"Yes," she replied, laughing. "Be
sure you are well supplied with
both, you.will need all you can mnus
"What are you to do?" lie asked.
"0, i'm to be 'post mistress'
there will be a large mail for -you,
"Well, is there any thing I can do
to make mnyself usf bde buy-.
ing waste paper?"
"Yes lots .of things, I shall cali ?/
you for' any and everything."
"I shall be at your service all the
They chatted meorrily the remainds
er of the walk home, where Gus loft
Lu, to write letters for the postoflice,
grave and gay, merry and merciless.
She had written a number when she
thought of Gus, and how much he
needed an earnest appeal from some
one to reform. The~ idlea occurred
to her, "Why not 11 I might write
a letter, and give it to him from the
postofhice to morrow night."
She took her pen and wrote him a
long letter', showing him just where
lie stood, the d anger' ho was in from
intemp)erance, and also from doing
nothing. Shy, dvised him to leave
II --- for a ifme as he could more
effectuall break off from old associs
atos, and begid life anew. She signed
the letter, "A friend wvho speaks ini
your sainted mnother's name." She
scaled it and wrote his name ,upon it,.
so she shonld make no mistake.
The evening of the fair was all that
could be desired. The town hall
was brilliantly illuminated for the
occasion. All -- was there, for' it
wa's held for a charitable purpose,
aund - 's townsE peopl)1 were not
lacking in generosity. Lu hzad charge
of the postoffice, and dispensed let-~
ters to anxious app licantmts at twenty
five cents apiece. 11er courage failod
her, and she decided not to give the
one she had written to Gui,. She
was fearful lhe would ho angry with
her for' somec plainx truths she had
ltated'. 41dFik6 inby;i the
low (aIegrj t he put
n pol1 u;1 a , aboveAl1, she thought
bo *Ion-l&Aq MSh6(hu8no rUt Io
aet herself s. -ny;0ot4'er; I amn noth
ing to her."
This last conoideration , had decid
ed; she woid .not give itJo him!
She wasto take part Inte tablaU4
adhw. JO ag Wag
away, Cad said, "There are no on
velopes, Lu; haia'oo got any" ta
put her, hand in her pocket and
pushed aside the large one, and
handed Oad a package and a number
of lettera, some soalw, others un
Bealed. She had been gohe but a
few minutes, when there came a tap
at the window, and then Gns's merry
"H1ow many bushels of letters for
Cad's pretty face peered out from
behind the curtain, us she replied,
"One, Mr. Impudence." Ile handed
her a dollar and toolk his letter, laugh
ing. Poor Lu, she would hardly
have looked so serene in the tableau,
if she had known her letter was in
Gus Hill's pocket, instead of her
own. She bad handed it to Cad with
the rest, and Cad had given it im.
mediately to Gus. "Was it chance
or something more?" Gus intended
to read his letter, but some one claim
ing his attention, he thought no .More
about it until lie reached home.. As
he read, emotions expressive of as,
tonishment, anger, and sorrow, Pass
ed in turn over his face. He know
the bandwriting at once. WValking
excitedly up and down the room, he
exclaimed, "Can I indeed be in the
danger she represents? She ad vised
me to leave IIndson, and tells me to
make a mana of myself?" lie spent
the night in thinking~ anad planing.
Just as the first faint streak of gr9.y
app)eared in the East, he threw him
self upon the bed and slept until
After dinner be called u(on Lu.
IIe epolge of the letter, and' said, "I
am going to take your advice, and
'make a man of myself.' I have come
to yon for' your ,promiseo tp be rhy
wife, when I shall have abstained
from liquor one year, and earned a
living-at my profession ~meanitime.
Can you prtos anid trust me, dar
The little hand was p)laced in his,
and site said, "I trust One higher
than you; IIe will keep and help
IIe wecnt out from her presence,
feeling somehow lifted out of himself
and the narrow, aimless life lie had
led, into g roader and nobler resolve.
ie seemqto o.have, 00ourage to do
and dare anything for her dear Bake.
Five 'years htue '6ne' by,' ad the
town hall in II-.- is again' illumli4
atedi. To rigt tbpreia to be p tem
p)erance lecture by an eminent law
yer.' The hall is crowded, for he is
a native of II --, and she is proud
of him. A gentleman passes up thie
aisle, followed by a lady leading a
two year old boy by the .hand. Hie
seats them and passes on to the plat
form, where lie is introduced as.the
ion. Augustus 111ll. Yes, it is Gus,
a noble mxan and a christian, making
his mark in his day and generation;
anid taking his stand for' the right.
Luella is his proud and happy wife;
and little George is the light of their
home. Again I say, ''Was it chance,
or somnething mnore'?"
A presiding older from Maine-a
keen, hu morous, somewhat waggish
man-was ap)proachoed by a traveling
companion, as he seemned to be asleep
in a railway oar.
"Brotheor D-,'' said the friend,
"wage up), wake up! Do you know
where you are sir?"
"Yes, I know wvhere I am;" aus%
weored the clder.
"Where arc yVou?"
"Not far from Washington."
"How do you know?"
"Because I have for the last hour
felt, like stealing something."
All the enigi[neers of the German
army arc taught swimming in their
1l0st year, and are required to swim
balf an hour, with out resting or swim
nfing on the back, but, contrary to a
recent report, they ate not obliged
o tak5 this cxorcise with their cloths
named Nelson is owing a butcher orn
3eaubien street five or six dollars,
and aftor trying in vain to collect the
money the butcher and a friend pul
their heads together the other mighl
and laid a plan. About midnight they
callodgt Rogon'shouseend.e wal
awak.ned -b a rap on * w64ow.
"Who's Uhr?" io calld ou.
"The devill" solemnly replied th<
"You is, boy?"
"Yes. I want Noul"
"You refuso to pay your butchor
and I am sent to tako you to tho bot
"I amCQnOq forth at bnool")
"Izo coming out of bod; "I can't pa3
dat six dollars half as casy in an3
oder way, an' do old woman is might3
cross. Izo glad to got. away fron
The butcher and his friond didn'
wait for Mr. Nolson to com6'out.
A littlo boy of four years, standinw
in tho moonlight by his sister, ago
six, said to her, "Isu't God a goo<
man, Nolly, to givo us such a bonuti
fil moon?" "Oh, Froddy" said th<
Sitor, in carnost r6hnonstrapco, "don'
calf God a man, for if over ;hor
a gontloman, I'm suro God is ono!'
A woo bit of' a boy, having boor
slightly chastised by his mothoi ,sa
q.uiotly in his chair for somo time af
ter'vards, no doubt tfinking pro
foundly. At last ho spoko out thuE
"Muzzor, 1 wish pa'd got anuzzo
housokeepor-I'vo got tired of soon
TJiho price of subscription to a cer
tain Michigan newspaper has beci
fixed at fifteen p)umpk ins por annum
Theo Jackson Timos, the . leadin1
Republican organ in Mississippi, any*
"From the charactor' of those whi
havo con trollod the primary caucusse
of the party, and. thence the loader
ship and policy and destiny of the Ro
p)ublican organ ization, defeat was oni;
a question of time. It has como a
last, and though by means wo do no
aprovo, yet it has overtaken us,.tn
the party is at the bottom of th
The0 Camden Journal rojoices tha
there is a gentleman in that count;
wvho is now 69 years of age, nnd wvh
Up) to within the last fewv years, live
in afiluont .oircumnst,anccs, wvho 'wi
gather this season from .four to flv
heavy bales of cotton, the product c
his own labor. This is the right kin
of 01(1 gentlemen to have in a count)
they servo as an example and a warr
ing to afiluoint young gentlemen.
It is proposed td.get up a denttra
near Now' York, or about o&no hun
drod.acres in extent, for; the burial c
poople who haVve been talkod to 'death
Th'e idoWis a g'ood one, but the coei
tery oulght, to bo6 lat'gor,
Mrs Milliss was asked the otho
day how she managed to get along
so nicely with Mr. Milliss, and frank
ly replied: "Oh, I food him woll.
WVhen a woman marries, her happi
ness for a little while doeponds upoi
the sJ,yto of her husband's heart; alto
that, it's pretty much accordmng V
the staite of his stomacho."
You can hoar any kind of' a story
literally story--on the stroots now
dlays about political movements an
p)oliticians. We have obly-to mentio
the name of a man, and forthiwit
there rushes statements as tough a
over pmbollished the yarn of sailor t
Put two forspris In ,the samo be
room, one of whom has the too'thach
and the other is in Jove, and it wi
be found that"the persotn iving th
toothache will got to sloop first.
The newest potclosto ii
New York, is to the ofrect that Gov
ornor Tildon and Major Wickhan
have formed a coalition against Tamn
many Hall, and that the first praction~
manifost,ation of the fact will be re
moval from office of Policev Coommis
sioners Disbockor and Voorhocs, .11
ordor to fill their plaos with moi
over whom the wigwam can have ne
Some of the colored troopers arc in
digniant becanso Governor Chiamber,
lain did not place one of their numnbo:
on the Centennial commission.
Heavy snow storms were reportoi
at various points in Now York on th<
Se0t&r-+fE Bowen. - I
.Representatie-D F Bradley.
Clerk qf . -urt-B D Kikith.,
Ade qf Pripbae-- H PhUpot,
erf-J Uiley Fergnson.
I4 po Conriasione,-IR A Brwen,
Auditor--lon2o M Folger.
d~unty (ommiosionerf-4Ah 'T Go*
Ohfirman--Robe*t Craig, 0 M*Lynk -0
County Commissioners, C L HdH1i's w6'tta
- 'rial Tutice--E7dlJgJ6$ 444 Ah
lubrity : 3 D Clayton-Uentral : Jae A Lid
Al--Pickens C U: C L Hollings wortl- -
Da.cueville: J B Sutherland.
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Ladies' and gentlemen's hats and dress
.oods generally have received special aten
Our Shoe Department
Is very full, amounting Jo nearly one thou
Our General Stock
Comprises nearly everything you are lik.ly
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Half Car Load.
Of best Liverpool Salt. on hand and fo- sale
L two dollars per sack, which is r
Than before the war. All are rospec',fuly in
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School will commence January 18th and
d June 4th ; the Second Term, July 6th
d end November 19th. Students entering
thin two weeks after the commencement of
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em; those entering after this time, fron the
no of entering. Hence, it is very Impott"
,t that students enter at the commencement
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Course of Study.
t Term-Spelling, Websters ; Reading, 8ar
Term-Spelling and Reading continued;
Primary Geography, Cornell's ; Mental A,
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I Term-Int ermediate Geography completed
Analytical English Oraimmar, Bumlli'>ns; El
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[ORE CI.Ass of any of our Southern
$llegesm. Students, w ho (do not stand
satisfiietory exam ination upon tb
Dveral studies of ealch eines, will nc
o allowedl tho privilege to advanee is
be neCxt higher, but be retained in
ioh class, till all the studies of' it be
ti sfaetor'ily completed.
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ortment1, and recitations in Oton sto,
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Dec.17. 17 tg
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I have on hand and intend to keep cono
antly a general
'Family Groceries, which wvill be sold cheap
D)R CASH, such as Bacon. Flour, Molasses
offoe, Sugar, atnd in fact, every article usu.,
ly kept in my line.
I also repair watches, olooks and jewelry.
rdered: A lot of first rate jewelry, which
ill be disposed of onm thme best of terms.
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