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Nore Truth Than Poetry.
If there be not "more tiuth than poetry" in
( the following capital effusion (which we clip
from the Macon Telegraph,) we are no judge
of either. * There is more in the man than in
I knowed a man, which he lived in Jores,
Which Jones is a county of red hills and
And he lived pretty much by gettin' of loans
Atkd his m'Ules were nothin' but skin and
And his hogs was as fat as his corn lread
And he had 'bout a thousand acres 'o land.
This man-which. his name was also Jones,
He swore that.he'd leave them old red hills
For he couldn't make nothin' but yellowish
And little o' that, and his fences was rotten,
And what lit tie corn lie had hit was boughten,
'And dinged if a livin' was in the land.
And the longer he swore the madder he got,
And he ri, and walked to the stable lot,
And he hollered to Tom to come thar and
For to emigrate somewhar whar land was rich
And to quit raisin' cock-burs, thistles and
And wastin' ther time on the cussed land.
So hig4p~d Tom they hitched-up the mules,
Pertestin' that folks was mighty big fools.
That'ud stay in Georgy their .life-time out,
Jest; scratching a livin', when all of 'em mout
Q~IL places In Texas whar cotton would sprout
Dy the tipie you can plant it in the land.
Anid he driv'by a house what a man named
Wps alivi', not far from the edge o' town,
And he bantered Brown for to buy his place,
And said that bein' as money was skace,
And bein' as sheriff's 'was hard o' lace,
Two dollars an acre would git the land.
(They closed at a dollar and fifty cents,
And J9nes he bought him a wagin and tents,
And load'ed his corn, and his wimmin and
And moved to Texas, which it tuck
His entire ple, with the best' of luck,
To.git than and giL him a little land.
But Brown moved out on the old Jones farm,
And he rolled up his breeches and bared his
A d he plekid all the rooks from off'n the
And he rooted it up and ploughed le down,
Then lie sowed his corn and wheat in the
Flve years slid by, and Brown one day,
(Which he'd got so fat that he wouldn't, weigh)
Was a settin' down, sorter lazily,
to the 9bilest dinner yhu ever see,
Wheu ti,il dd 'otnsn said 'sorter doubtingly,
rYan's Jones, which you bought his land. '
Ad Jones it was, standfa' out at the fence,
Adhe hadn't no wagin, nor molen, or tents,
o., he had left Texas afooL and cum
To Georgia to see if'he couldn't get sum
Dmployment, and was lookin as humble as
Xf he had never owned any land.
" aPt Drown he axed hi,r.iri, end he sot
~ iidown to his Vittles smoking hot,
4nd when he'd told his trouibles o'er,
~rown looked at him sharp and then rim and
*t,"whether men's land was rich or poor,
SThai was more in the man than thar was in
At Aurora,.llI., a milkman left a
milk eso turned bottom upward on
atable t*sar his lb oe, in *uch a way
ath it ? te., le of the enn
ROW HE READ IT.
Althongh it wae'a bachelor's es
tabli6hmuent, there were few mansions
handsomer than Mr. Howland Cole.
man's; and many welre the feminine
hearte who yvonld not have been at
all averse to transtorm the imposing
stone fronti and its rews of plate
glass windows, against which the al-,
most priceless lace cartains fell in
toamy grace, into a paradise that
should not be a bachelors paradise
Everthing was faultlessly hand
9ume inside, turnished with an ex
quisite finish of detail that denoted
the refined taste of the owner.
People wondered-and had beeni
for ten years-why Mr. Colenan did
Forty eight found him a portly
notatoo portly-gentlentn. with a
fine frank face, adorned by a. thick,
drooping while mustache, bright
laughing eyes, as dark as well could
be. and thick luxuriant grey hair-a
hiatdsome, independent gentleman
who had all his lite liked his bache,
lor life, and his bachelor rome that
was so gracefully pre-ided over b
hi widowed sister; who liked the
adies remarkably well, bta who had
iever been convinced he could love
any one as he believed a wife should
be loved, unless we except Jit-tle May
Dean, whose blue eyes had once or
twice been lifted to look at this woi
derful rich, handsome gentleman.
who was Ars. Anderson's brother,
and Mrs Anderson was one of those
genuie high-bred ladies who was
not as'amed to condescend to be a
warm, true friend to May Dean's
mother, even if Mrs. Dean did do her
plain sewing for her.
May had Feveral times seen Mr
Coleman, and once or twice he had
takei especial not ice of her, Yather
wnjoyitg her unconecions awe of hit
and very much admiring her unde
niable gentle sweetness of manner,
movement and voice.
Uc had come to find himnself think
ing trequently about her, so frequent
ly that zhe had been obliged to bring
hims'elf to account for presumin)g to
give a second's thonght to the insane
probability of a litt e blossom like
blu-eyed May Dean caring for him
-old enough to be her father.
Mr. Colemii.n sat in his library'
alone-such a magnificent, impiosinig
room it w s, with its high ceiling, ite
niches where statues of all th)e gremi
scholars and statesmen stood, its rows
of' shelves reaching to the ceiling, itd
long central table, its other tiny ta.
bles wer e low, p)leasen)t looking chaii9
were drawn up, its sweeping greet
dlamask etlitains, its carpet like iy
huge bed ofemner aid moss.
Mrs. Anderson had gone out thma
night, and Mr. Coleman was thor'
onigbly revelling ini tbe prospect of
long undisturbed evening, when A
servant rapped at the door, with a
note on a sadver salver.
Mr. Coleman took it rather af.
stractedly, for notes were of su4b
commnon occurrence with him, an ,
besides, he was already impatient
be in the dry details of somne proj~
ted improvement in one of his,
fla,m ishing factories-an :m pro
mment that w mid be appreciated y
the hundreds of girl operatives s
iso be .ook the note rather indf.
terently until he saw the name s
scrib>od in full-"May E. Dean."
Just a little look of sur prise ca e
into his eyes, and there was just t e3
merest possible accelleration te l
steady pulses ot enough to make
perceptibly tremor in his bands e
be read the Ce)ammenication
"DkAa Ma. desabtkK,4 have
doubt but that you -will be very mu h
astonished when you <fld I ha.e
take&ta'liberty of wrklUis go ey
1 have done. I am not sure that I
am doing right ini telling you all I do;
but I have thought it over and over,
and have come to the conclusion that
I will. Of course you know how
poor mamma and I are-bow she has
to sew, and how I have been employ.
ed in Mrs Emmetts family with the
children from nine fill three; but she
has discharged me and sent the chil.
dren to a regular school. Mr. Cole
man, I cannot iminagine what is to
become of me unless,you will have
He paused point blank, and read
the long sentence over again, a cn
rious expresion coming into his eyes.
at)d a smile creeping into his monb
"Unless I will have her! Can it be
poFsible she has really cared for me
- cares for me enough to lay aside
All conventionalities, and ao graceful
lY, sensibly offer me her precious
His eves were tenderly solemn, yet
triumpi.antly happy, as he went on,
touched to the heart by her artleeb
"I know I am very, very bold in
rdaring to ask such a favor of you. I
tn al.nost sure vou will be vexed
and refuse me; but I do not mean
my harm. I nust not let dear
mamma be weighted with me, and I
know jon are very good and kin-1;
ind indeedi, I will try hard to please
yo in every way. P;ease, Mr. Cole
an, let imel coie will you not? But
if you wOUl rat her not have me, do
1lot be ofraid of hurting my feeling:4
by sa) ing st. Uiless you re:tlly do
want me I w.uld rathtr you said iio
Ihan talke me1 just, because I have
ventured to ask. It you will write
to me j st a word I will be very
int.ch obliged. Y.nrs.
MAY E DF AN.
There were more .stApicitns of
3motions ii Hlowland Coleman's eces
bat; had been there for mainy a long
rear as he folded up tho letter and
)1t it in his pocket.
TIhere was no thbought of the pro
Ieted imp)rovemen.ts in the huge s.Ik
nills now-no thaought of the details
us soulI loved to .strngg!e wit ht.
le walked upnd down the libra
ry. lbis eyes on the floor, 'is head
romoped, his hand-i clasped behind
uimn, tinking of the strange revela
tion the letter held, trying to imagine
the flnsbes that had tingedi May's fair
cheeks when she wrote it, and being
alarmingly conscioums that his heart
was at hist utnsealedi, and( that M.ty
Dean's little hand had beeni the in
strumnent to atccoInlish1 thatL magic
IIe knew that, although all the love
I)f his mature manhood went out to
this little blue eyed girl who had
pleaded her cause so well, nn!ess she
had pleaded it, he never would have
dared presumne t'. think she loved
lIe did,not permit atn hour to pmass
"She will be in no enviable state
oIf 8nkpense until I answer her nioto.
I will go to her at once and tell her
how I love hter--how far from ref us
ing her I am."
Twenty nhates la*er hisi carriage
at pped in frGnt of the ho"se where
Mrs. Dean occupied .rooms, and a
moment later he stood in the plait)
little panlor, wher'e May stood, her
swcet face all alighted with glad sur
priee and c>nscious flusbei'.
"It is very good of you to take the
tronble to come, Mr. Coleman, she
exclaimed in a low, soft tone.
'His Ieart fairly thrilled under her
sweetness and shy gr'acousn1ess.
"You mean .it is more than good in
yon to allow me to ond. Little girl
you have made me very, very hap
py. Let me kiss yon, Miay?" he~
IUt(t ishe'lhrank aWt , surprise in
ge iteeof her fawe.
He was .leased with ier shy re.
serve more than with* her little let%
With a smile on his face lie again
advanced and. tried to take her band.
"You rmust never call me Mr.
Celemen againt dear. But now let
me hear how it sounds to Lave you
"Oh, eir, I never could do that.
Please, Mr. Cole-.-"
"Yes you can well enough, you
shy little girl! Why not now, as well
as after we are marriedl Tell me,
May, when shall it be? I am an im.
patient lover, now that the ice I so
dreaded is broken."
She lotked at 1im in perfect be,
wilderment, her face alternately
paling and flushing.
"I am afraid something is. wrong.
I don't know what you mean."
"Don't you? May, you littJo rogue,
what does this mean, then?"
He held her letter to him towards
'Isn't that the dearest letter that
ever a man received? Surely you
know there could be but one answer
to it,, and I've colme to tell you what
I should have done long before had I
not been in such fear of refusal from
you. You have asked me, so en.
chantingly, in this letter, for-"
She interrupted him eag<-rly.
"Yes, sir; for a place in one ot your
silk mills. Please say yesu1"
Mr. Iowland Coleman stood and
looked at her, all the rediculous con
Atruction he had put upon the letter
occurring to him forcibly.
A place in the milli
Ilis very soul sunk with the reac
tion from happiness to dcspair.
Th,en lie looked at her, aid
"May, you cannot have a place in
any of my milla. alhough there are
always vacancies. But I must tell
you what you can have, !f yon will
take it--me, and all the mills in the
bargainl. May, you will be my
Whenever AMrs. May Co'eman 's
husband wishes to tease tier, lie des
clares she p)roposed to him,.and says
he can prove it by her own hand
A Tough Dog Story.
An old fellow just up from the Kern
river country, says that one day while
down in that region ho went out hunt
ing. He procured a fine gentle horse
and borrowed a dog that was highly
recommended as a noter--out of almost
any kind of game, from a quail to a
full grown buck Indian. LHe was told
that the dog once ber'onged to some
Mexicans who had taught hini to ride
and that in case of his bocoming tired
he might be taken upon the horse un
til a likely place for game was reach..
ed. The hunt was indifferently sue.~
cessful, though the dog seemed to be
quite industrious he was a long bod.,
ied, short legged, long tailed animal,
of' an old fashioned yellow color. Hie
showed no desire to ride until a start
was made ror home, Wlen he came
whlnning about and was taken up on
the horse behind our hunter. All
went well enough for a time but pres
ently the horse started pff o 'a keen
run. When stopped he stood quietly
enough ,but as soon as started up he
broke into a run again and could not
be held in.
Says the old man: "What had got,
in to the tarnal critter, I did n*t know;
but presently, happenmng to look back,
I caught'that infernal yaller dog stan.
din' on all fours, a whippin' the hoss
jiAt as hard as ho could lay on with
that long, limber tail o' h issn, ho was
bound to get out of that boss all the
run there was in"hCm."
When a girl gots mad and rises
from a follows'knee, bet thinks better
of It and goes back again, that's what
they call a re-lapse./
A child thins deinss gesip: "It's
wien neliody diint to pothjn. 'and
f#$awbod! p90 i4 ste il
The Confederate officers left the
fort without any formal leave"taking,
and their boat soon disappbared In
the darkness. Upon their arrival in
Charleston, and the delivery of Maj.
Anderson's response, a telegram was
sent to Montgomery, informing the
authorities that Major 4ndenon
"would not consent." Inside the
work i he men were'informed of what
had happened, and directed to await
the stimmons to the guns. No fire
was to be returned until daylight
The night was calm and clear and
the sea was still. Fires were lighted.
in all the Confederate works at 4.80
a. M., the silence was broken by the
discharge of a mortar from a battery
near Fort Johnson, within easy
range of the work; a shell rose high
in the air and burst directly over
Fort Sumter; its echo died away and
nll was still again; when suddenly
fire was opened from every bat tely
of the enemy. At daylight all the
guns of Fort Sumter opened, and the
fire steadily continued ill day. Dur
ing the night of the 12th the acen
rate range of the mortars lodged a
shell in the parade or about the
work at intervals of fifteen minutes.
It was estimated that over 2,500 shot
and shell struck the fort during the
first twenty four hours. By worn..
ing the fleet eent to our assistance
appeared off the bar, but did not
enter. At 8.30 on the 18the quart,
ore took fire from the effect of hot
sht and could ut be extinguished,
and soon the entire barracks were in
a bh1z.. The barrels containing
powder were thrown into the sea.
At 1.20 on the 13th the flagstaff,
having been struck four times, was
shot away and the flag replaced on
the patrapet. The firing upon the
work was severe and continued; the
return from the fort slow and feeble,
Rounding like signals of distress to
the nation, and finally ceased-alto
gether. Seeing the condition of things,
a~ Col. Wigfall pushed out in an
open boat from Cummning's point,
unanthorized it is true, and leariig
tram Major Anderson that lie would
evacuate the fort upon the termis
originally prop)osed to him, returned
and comuintnicated with Geni Bean
regard, who immediately Bent a corn
mission authorized to arrange terms
f'or the evacution, which were soon
agreed u pon. The garrison was
transferred to the large transport
lying off the bar, and was tulrned on
its way to the North. Many an eye
turned toward thle d isappear'ing tort,
and as it sank at last upon the ho
rizon the smoke cloud still hung
heavily over its parapet.-Gen. 8.
W. Crawford in Phiila. Times.
LIE MADEC A MJSTAK.-A Michi
gan farmer, named Llarris, has had
so rany adventures with burglars
that he never dares to go to market,
in Detroit, without having a gun be
hsind in his w agon. Sooun after day.
light last Tuesday be saw somethiaig
on the highway that lookod like a
horse blan1tet and while he was get
ting out the wagon to pick it up a
man confronted him and -cried out."
Withoutdelay the cautious farmer
seized his gun and .flred a charge of
bird shot almost in the face of' the
enemy, who retreated in great dis-.
order, screaming and yelling. The
farrner drove on very complacently,
thainking that be would have a good
stoff for the boys at the tavern, but
discovered a tow yards down the
road a broken wagon loaded with
poultry. The man whiom he had
stuffed with bird shot was not a rob
ber, but a small farmer who had lost
his hmorse blanket and gone back to
look for it. The repentant marks
mana went back and tried to comfort
his unfortunate fellow, tjaeler, and
found himn sitting on .a ogaq
It appears that Oi thet fhM (
Thursday, the 8d instant, a M a
the plantation of Mr. D P. aP.,
some three miles from W1110
0., was consumed by .ire, t'
with the occupante, Stepen EDolM,
his wife and two ohildrn. On Sa
turday an Inquest was held by Vor
oner Jack Fleming, which was. s d
journed until next 4Ay1. on Abeost
of the absence of, several witnesses
From the evidence of the witnesse
and the circumstances connected
with the burning, it was presumed
that the fire was accidenial In Its
origin, and that there was no foul
play connected ith this 6ad affair.
The matter, hower, underwent in.
vestigation, Edeveloping suspidon
which terminated- in the arrest of
two negro men who eonfessed to a
crime, the wanton oruelty and r4
volting villainy of which have hard
ly counterparts in modern criminal
depredations. . The parties suspected
were .captured Thursday in Barn
well, and according 'to their state.
ments the object of going to Stephen
Eneck's house w"s to. steal a-sum of
money which he was said to possess.
Their first act was to murder Ste
phen and his wite, aftor which they
proceeded to ransack the. house inl
their pl-indering scheme, This ac
complished, they returned to their
victims and covered themp. with bed
clothes saturated. ith turpentine.
After firing this mass they lcked up
within the house an, infatit and a
little child to perish upon the funeral
pyre of the burned parents, and the
sum of their fiendishness was com
plete. The villains, after arrest, were
taken to Williston and' thence to
Aiken, to be locked up, As there is
no jail in Barn well.-Oh-ionfol6 and
How HE WAS 8mmeraxo.-George
Robinson, a colored barbee, who
lived in Columbi for many yars,
and who was &Iways known to be a
great thliif, has turned up in New
York. He recently entered the law
offiee bf Samuel J. Tilden' and stole
some valuable law books. He was
arrested, the books. recovered, was
tried an d convicted of grand larcanry
and Recorder Hacket passed the
following sentence: "George IEgbin,.
son you have plead guilty to grand
!aroeny. You were caught, In the
aot of stealing law, books from the
office of Mr. Samuel J. Tilden. Now,
it was despicably inean for you to
steal trom the gentleman fron),whQ5
the Presidency of the United States
had recently been stolen. I senltence
you to two years and stx months ia
the State prison.-Register.
WEARE MAROINING ON.-Among
the numerous applicant. for attor
ney's license at the p esent .terifue
the Supreme CQurt is a young iady
of superior literag~ attainments and
brilliant accompl ish ments. Her nange
is Miss flolton, of Guilford Cosnty
and from wh at we canjer e may
outstrip some of her yonng~ brethren.
This is the first case of s lady apply.
ing for license in North Carolina,
though one S onng lady was admit'
ted as a member of the State Medi.
cal Association, Miss 'Dimook, of
W ashington, N. C. 'Truly we are
marcbi ng on;..Raleighk Obserteir.
"Ma, Is it, wicked to ,.asy damn?'.~
asked a youthful Elisoite to his inQth4
"Why, certainly, Willis; you aab' I
never speak that bad weurd agaiso" ~ "
"Well, Yuba Dam aint, warip&Is
h,no, that Is the n$me of#s
'iWell, ma, when atom go et t6.
baek door Yuba Dame areful otyoI~
akea tuable to yourself oir tha
lj , etdQws on It spas~4e
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