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DEVOTED fO POLITICS, MORALITY, EDUCATION AND rO THE GENERAL INTERET OF TflR OOUNTRY
VOL. VII. PICKENS,S. 0., THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 1878. NQ. 19
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The editor had lighted his cigar
just as the level light mlimmered
through his by no means immaculate
Karl Rubens was a tall, bright
I ooking mjan of ihirty years, one of
th(se individuals whose very fice and
4 teahures indicate that they are born
to conquer desity.
lie I ad beei very *ucceskfnl
thro0ugih life, but it was because he
lad denutded suecess wi:h a courn
c1 " ersit.ney that %%ould not b
Iroiwn haiied, with careless wavy
Is ck6, dre.opiig I .W 1pon his tore
hiad, and daik browii eyes, verging
upon black, he was 1-ot handsome,
,et Ihe o% e rest ed % ith pleasure n pon
hio fIce, and in his lijit coat, sine
wha11t worn at thle elbows, and 6hiny
t it le seasiti, le I. oked every inchb
the ehivalrous and f ai&-hearted
The duor opened softly, and a
y oung lady rustled in.
A young lady whom lhe had met a
score of times in the gas--lighted
drawing-rooms of "scietys" whose
beauty he bad worshiped afar off, and
who lbe unconscionely associated in
bie mind with diamonds, peal ly silks
and Tulle draperies, looped up with
hot house flowers.
He started up, coloring, thrustine
bis cigar behind a pile of "encyclo
"Am I interrupting you, Mr'. Rus
boes'' she asked sof tly.
"Interrupting me? Not the least
in the world; in tact, I feel very much
honored by-by-please take a chair."
And Karl tipped a heap of papers
4 off the nearest chair, and drew it
Blacheo Ainslie was very handsome
with azure eyee, and bright chestnut
brown hair, while her' complexion,
a'though r ather pale, was clear as
ivory, and her features were as deli
cate as if she had been a Greek girl
in the days of the Praxiteles.
When Karl unconsciously noted
these things in I:is mind, he was mar'
veIling in war dly who t lucky chance
had piocured him this visit.
Did she mean to invite him to oneof
the soirees of her uncle, the rich old
broker, or was some surprise party
on the tapis, too exclusive for the ors
dinary medium of c:ards or scented
For Mr. Ru boe rather flattered
himself upon the entree he was be
ginning to gain within the enchanted
port,le of socit ty.
Almost at the same moment BIan,
che looked up.
"You are wondering what brings
me here?" she said, half smiling.
"Whatev'er it was, lcan but thank
the oPportunity," Karl answered,
f w';b prompt gallantry, nltuugh. b.
could feel the telltale blood risirg to
"And I may as well tell you the
whole truth tt once," eaid Blanche,
her voice faltering slightly, and two
red spots glowing out upon her tem
ples. "My uncle failed last week
and we are going to be very poor.'
"Failed!" echoed Karl. "Surely
that cannot be possible-at least
that is, I had not heard of it."
"But it is true rievertheless," Miss
Ainslie said; "and all the world will
know of it but too scon. And, Mr.
Rubens,' she added in a slow and
more hesitating voice, 'I can do some
thing for-my own support-either
teach, play companion to an invalid
lady, or earn mX living in some way
not unbefitting a gentleman's daughs
ter; and I have decided to try and
write for the magazines."
"Indeed!" said Karl, not knowing
what e11e to say.
"Will you give me a chance in the
columns of your papet' she asked,
with a very esident effort. '1 believe
I could write as good stories as some
of those you publish and pay for."
Mr. Rubens was sorely puzzled
How could he tell this pretty crea.
ture sitting there before him in the
halo of her youth and beauty and
high social position, that she coula
fio irore hope to succeed as an an
thoiets than a man could expect to
build a house or construct a steam
engine w ithout an hours practice or
Ilad 6be becn a shabby,s)-ectaclect
old lady, or a middle aged fenale,
witlh couton glhves and high cheek
bines, it would have been easy
As it was, her blue eyes Ehiniig
wistfully into his seened to paralyze
the very nerves of his tongue.
"I have g(t a litile story here,'
went on Blaiche, producing a neat
ly folded packet, 'which I have
worked very haird upon, and-if yot.
would kindly look at it, and give me
your un prej udiced opinion-'
"Ce: tainly,' said Karl], recovering
his self p)ossession), and bowing as he
took the packet.
"There are some v'erses tco,' said
Blanche, reddening, 'and a little es
say or two. Shall I c. me to mor
row to get your opinioni?'
"~By no means,' said Mr. Rubens,
politely. 1 will not trouble you to
come down to this unfashionable lo
cality. If you will allow mec to call
and see you-'
"I shall be so much obliged,' said
Miss Ainslie, eagerly, and Karl knew
what she mneant.
Blanche Ainslie went away, leav
ing an intangible little scent of ottar
of roses behind her, and the sunl dip%
ped down behind the chimney jtops,
and the sanctum became dark and
gloomy all at once.
"flow pretty she is,' Ruben
thought; 'but, pehaw! the idea of' her
writ ing. Poor child, how~ little idea
shie has of the life that lies before her
Hlowever, I w&ill take the man uscrip)ts
to Di, and se'e what she says about
Miss Diana Rnbens was a strong.
mi:;ded young lady, of a certain age,
wl.o read Carlyle, translated Hebrew
kept house for her brother, and did
as muche of the work as did the editor
"Fiddlesticks!' said Miss Diana, as
h)er brother, over his evening's cup
of tea, tossed the manuscripts toward
her, and related his story. 'Little
Blanche Ainslie could no more write
than my canary birds! But every
woman thinks she's born an author
ess, andl nothing but personal experi.
ence will grind the idea out of them.'
Then Miss Diana read the neatly
written pages one by one.
"Scented wit h rose,'esaid she scorn
fully. 'Stuff antd nonsense!'
"W ell?' said Karl, looking up1 from
his own writing, as Miss Dian haid
the packet domn with a lond 1hem!
which signified t''e completion of her
'Fiddlestick!" was the brief yet
Karl rubbed his noso;with the end
of his pen, evidently a little dis.p9)
"You think they won't do?" said
"Of course they wont,' said Miss
IDi. 'Diiwater and adjectives! what
are the girls thinking of? An impos
sible love story, with the hero on
stilts, and the leroine mere milk and
water. Pshaw I"
"Poor childl' said Karl compass
Pionately, but lie never once thought
of an appeal from his sister's decis
ion. 'And she was sure of success."
"They always are," said Miss Di.
Rubens was a little prov,>ked at
his strong minded sister, but he re
membercd, as a palliating circun,
stance, I hat Miss Diana had never
seen Blanche Ainslie.
The editor did not sleep very
soundly that night.
Ile could not help thinking of the
beautiful girl so suddenly reduced
from luxury and wealth to poverty,
and when at last he fell asleep, it was
to drearm of blue eyes, and chestnut
hair braided with shifting lights of
Kail lnd always admired the
br ker'sL pretty iiiece from i respect
Now it siened as if she were fair
er and nre attractive than ever.
In hict, a bough lie was not fully
aware of it him1sCl1, lie was hovering
dantigeretly tear the magic giound
Ile called at Miz Ainslie's next
evenii:g w it i 11 e condened man
6cripts in his pockct, and I do believe
hiad lie not rtt od in righjteous fear of
his strong minded sister, lhe would
have told Mis AinSlie that her pro
ductions were 'aceptwed,' and secret
ly buined themi n the etne:im fire.
A s it was, it uns1 too late for any
such sly system (f dealing.
Blanche was at home sitting ai
mong the splendlor that was to be
hers so brief a time now, and her
bi ight uipw~ard look, as lie entered,
went to his v'ery heart.
"I feel lik e Cr ook back Richar d,'
he thought, 'going to miurder' thle in,
nocent little princes in Ine Tower."
And when lie told her, as gently3
as he could, t hat t he stories amid poe
try would niot i ass musnt er, she bu rst
Mr. Rubhens could not cndumre those
brig ht, sparklhng d rope.
"B3lanchie,' lie faltered, "don't cry.
Dear' Blanche, it is not worth it."
And before they parted that evens
ing, Blanche Ainslie had half promn
ised to consider the possibility of ac
cep)ting the editor's love, since th:e
editor could not accept her contribu..
"The idea of supporting yourself
is very rediculous,' said Karl. 'It's
a great deal better to let me support
And so Blanche Ainslie became
an editor's wife, and the happiest of
little matrons, and Karl keeps the lit
tIe packet that was 'zeBpeelfully de
clined,' to this day.
NEw YORK, Jan. 4.-In the board
of alderman this afternoon a resoln
tion was adopted declaring that
greater benefit could be gained for
the city by the dischiargeof Wmn. M.
Tweed from imprisonment than by
his longer detention, and recom
mending the Attorney General and
com porot ion counsel to release him
from implrisoniment, after securing
to the city such property as lhe now
possesses, and after taking means to
secure his testimoney as might be
deemed necessary in any suits that
might be bronght by the city.
Subscribo for THE SENTINEL.
Please Charge This.
These three words are of immenes
importance to every head of the fam
ily or any one whose duty it is to
provide ways and means for food,
clothing and other expenses, incident
to existence. These three words are
like three links in a chain, which we
forge for ourselves, and every time
they are repeated this chain become&
stronger and stronger, still its burden
cannot longer be borne. These three
words add fifty per cent. to the cost
of any article we purebase, for the
seller wants, and very luckily needs
chasb, and as he can tnrn his money
over several times before we can li
quidate his claim he clarges in ad
dition to the cash price, a profit for
each time he might have used his
money had we paid cash on the spot
'lhese three words, easi'y and pleas
antlyispoken, and as pleasantly re
sponded to, make a man the abject
slave of the creditor. "le toils from
early morn till dewy eve," but the
accumulating interest so hampers his
energies and depletes his earnings
that freedom becomes a boon greatly
to be desired, but scarcely expected.
From January to DLcember lie la
bors, breaking a link of the servile
chain occasionally, but two frequent.
ly adding two, and if both ends eqn
be maJe to meet when the accounts
are balanced, the fact is made an oc
casion for rejoicing. These three
words should be blotted from every
farmer's vocabu!ary. le can no'
aflord, of all mei, to 1-ay enormous
interest, nor can ho allow debts to
accumulate when inture ard nicer
taik gains can only he relied upon.
This reliance too often proves a brok
el reed, and sooner or later brings
humiiliation and bankruptcy. These
iree words need never be spoken if
a thorough sel-denial be practiced
for' a year or two. Pay as you go,
involves no accunmulating burdens,
but lightens instead the daily routine
o labor. It is wonderful to note
how mnuchi a famnily canT dispense wvitha
if a rigid system of economy prevails,
and deternmination to live wit hin its
mecans exist. Th'Iese three words may
be used as a temporary means of
bridging a hard phace, but their use
is always extremely hazardous, and
should .never be used when "pay as
you go" or "cash on the spot" can
by any means be substituted.-Son
of the soil.
JUDGE CooKmH DIsUNITEs AND UN
TE.-About three weeks ago it fell
to Judge Cooke's lot to perform the
unpleasant duty of disuniting a mar
ried couple. TIhe parties (who were
thtus dissolved from tihe bonds of
matrimony, w ere ex-Trial Justice
Nat Morant, o'f St. Andrew's, and
his wife ) Thle terms of the order of
divorce were that either party were
at liberty to marry. It appeared
that Nat wvas not long in gaining the
favor of a second colored damsel, and
her consent to marriage. Judge
Cooke had the privilege of knowing
this, too, for while on his hunting ex
pedition in St. Andrew's Parish on
Saturday, lie accidentally came to
Nat's domicile. Nat came out and
met him, and beseeched him to favor
him onice more, in marrying him to
Mildy Brown, his second wife. The
Judge, after a little pecrsuasive argu
ment from Nat, consented,.and with
the Clerk of the Court as a witness,
entered Morauit's house, had the
twain arranged before him, and with
the solemnnity of a clergymnan, a gun
leanin g at his side and bible ini hand,
per for me d tile marriageo ceremony,
and did for Nat what lhe had pre
vionely undone. The Judge and the
Clerk aftewards made the two black
dears happy, and continued their
hunt for wild deer.
The winter is now eevcrer in Tnr
key than that during which the
Germans campaigned in Fraunce in
Honor Your Business.
It 'is a good sign when a man is
proud of his work or his calling.
Yet.notbing is more comtnon. than
tohear nen finding .sapt, cc.stantjy
with their particular business deeming
themselves.unfortuuate. because fas
teued to it by the necessity of gain
ing a livelihood. In this way men
tret and laboriously destroyall their
comforts in the work; or they change
their b"sinss, and go .on miserably,
shiltirg from one thing to Another till
the grave or the poor hnuse klveis
them a fAst grasp. But iwhile occa
sionally a than fkils i lif6 because
le is not the p!aco fitted for his )c*
Muliar taleut, it bappens ten times
oftener that failure result, from ileg
lect and even contempt of an bontat
business. A man should put his
heart in to everything that he does.
There is no profession, no business or
p1ursuit, that Ias not its peculiar
cares and vexations. No man 'vill
escape annoyances by changitig his
business. No mechanical business
is altogether agreeable. Commerce,
in its endless varieties, is affected,
like all other pursuits, with trials,
unwelcome duies, and spirit-trying
necessities. It is the very wanton
tiess of fully f r a man to search out
the frets and- burd9ns of his calling,
and give his mind every day to a
consideration of them. They are
inevitable. Brooding over them only
gives them strength. On the other
hand, a man has power given to him
to shed beauty and pleasure on the
homeliest toil, if he is wise. Let a
man aidopt his business and identify
it with pleasant associations, for
Heaven has given us imagination,
not alone to make us poets but to
er.able men to beautify homely things
Ileart-varib will cover up innu
merable evils and detects.
Look at the good things, Accept
your lot as a man does a piece of
i uyged. ground, and begin.to get out
the rocks and roots, to deepen and
mellow the soil, to enrich. and plant
it. Tiher.e is something in the most
torbidd ing avocation around which
a man may twine i>leasant fancies,
out of which he may develop honest
A ToUCBING .INcIDEN.--There is
in the Hebrew burial service one
pray er which is not read by the of
ficiating minister, but 'by the son
ot the deceased, or in case there be
no son, by some orphan in whom the
deceased was interested. At the
service for the late Baroness Mayor
de Rothschild, in London, this part
of the service was taken by a deaf
orphan boy, a pupil in an institution
for the teaching of the deaf to speak.
TiheO Baroness ws largely instrumen-.
tail in fonnding two such schools.
lie recitd6 the frajyer, which pro
claims "the exaltation of God in that
world in which Lie is to restore the
dead to everlasting life," with a very
d!istinct utterance. As he repeated
the prayer with the mournful ca
dence into which it is said the deaf
who are taught to speak naturally
fall, this part of a service always
inspressive was mzost deeply felt in
its fer vent solemnity.
One of the signs of the times is the
eagerness with which American boot
and shoe maker. are scouring all le
gions of the earth to build up a for.
eign trade in their goods. They are
succeeding fairly. American styles
are popular, and there is a prospect
of America shooing the Japanese
Empire and all South America.
The other morning a young man
thought he felt a bug on his neck,
and brushed away at it for five
minutes before lhe discovered it was
a ehunk of chewing gum on his col
lair, deposed there by his girl the
night previous, just before business
About Pig Trees.
Colonel Thoma W. Holloway, the
SecrPtary of the State Agricultural
ad Meebanical Society, has received
tle following letter of inquiry ftom
the Comnissioner of Agriculture at
DEPiAfTUNT or AGRIcULTURE,
Washington, .D. ., Dec. 4, 1877.
Sir: The fruit of the fig tree being
an article of considerable commerce
and consumptioTi, and the soil of the
Southern and Middle States well ad..
apted to its production, this depart.
ment is desirona of obtaining such
information as may be in the posses
sion of those who have cultivated the
fruit in this country, even in a small
way, in order, if possible, to promoto
this interest, and make it an iudus
try of advantage and, profit.
Answers are, therefore, respect
fully requested to the fullowing
1. What is the best variety of the
fruit grown in yourr State?
2. By what inethod are they pro#*
8. In what manner is the ground
prepared for planting?
4. What management does the
5. At what age dees the tree bear
6. What is the average yield of a
tree in full bearingi
7. What experiments have been
made in drying figs?
8. By what diseases or inseets is it
2. What preventives or remedies
have you for their ravages?
10. Can you give any other facts
relating to the cultivation, propaga.
tion and management of the hg?
WK. G. LEDUo, Commissioner.
Honest Tohn Patterson.
NEW YORK, Jan. 5.-A special to
the Evening Poat from Washington
to-nigh says dhere is no longer a
doubt but that intimnat ions have been
made to Senator Pattersons that if
he wishes to avoid a trial in South
Carolina, he must resign his seat ini
t he Senate. Patterson's son circulates
the story that his father's health is so
poor that he will not be able to take
his eest in the Senate for severalI
weeks. Thbis is not true, however, as
his physicians. assert positively that,
with proper care, he will s>on be
able to attend to his duties. The
Senator 'iB desirous of leaving thme city
for a fewv weeks, and his physicians
do not offer any objection. Many
Republicans believe that Patterson'st
intention is to resign on a plea of ill
health and allow his seat to be filled
by a Dermocrat.
GREAT FasIsuET IN THE PEE DEE.
-The Darlington Southerner of the
4th Bays: The freshet, commencing
in the Pee Dee River last Friday, is
said to be equal to what is called inhe
"Sherman freshet" of 1885. The
read beyond the bridge at Society
Hlill on Friday, was under water tw o
and three feet for a distance of threo
miles. Since then no communica
tion-up to yesterday-could be had
with Bennettsville. The bridge a-4
cross Thompson's Creek has beeni
wash)ed away, and a large planter
just below Cheraw has lost forty
head of cattle and between fifty and
sixty large fat hogs. Tihe destruc
tiQn of fences must be enormous. It
is doubtful if a fence is left on thbe
river landB from Rockingham to th
Pee Dee Bridge on the Wilmington,
Columbia and Augusta Railroad, e
distance, of sixty five miles.
In Park county, Indiana, last week,~
a child was born with its arms and
hands turned backwards. Its par
ents were in despair till they i.e.
flected that the youngster wouml'
make a good detective, or Distric'
At torney. or Custom house Inspector.