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I Owe no Man a Dollar.
Oh, do not envy, my own dear wife,
The wealth of our next door neighbor,
But bid me still. to be stout of heart.,
And cheerfully follow my labor,
You must know the last of these little debts,
That have been our lingering sorrow,
Is paid this night! So we'll both go forth,
And shake hands with the world to-mor
Oh, the debtor is but a shame faced dog
With the creditor's name on his collar,
While I'm a king and you are a queen, '
For we owe n. man i dollar.
Our neighbor you saw in the coach to-day,
With his wife and his flounting daughter,
NNbile we Pat down at. our covei es boardo
To a cust and a cup of wiCr,
I saw that a tear*drop stood in your eye,
Though you tried yout best. to conceal it;
I Lnew th9a, the contrast reached your heart,
And you could not help bnt feel it;
But knowing now; that our scanty fare
Has freed my neck from the collar,
You'll join my laugh and help ine shout
That I owe no man a dollar.
This neighbor whose show has dazzled your
In fact, is a wretched debtor;
I pity him of't from my very he'art,
And I wish that his lot were better;
Why the man is the veriest slave alive,
For his dashing wvifo and daughter,
Will live in Btyle though ruin should come,
So he goes like a lamb to the slaughter!
But he feels it tighter every day,
That terrible debtor's collar!
Oh, what would he give could he say with us,
That he owed no man a dollar!
You seemed amazed-but I'll tell you more;
Within two hours 1 meet him
Sneaking away with a frightened air
As If a fiend had beset him;
Yet he fled from a very worthy man,
Whom I met with the greatest pleasure
Whom I called by name, and turned to slop,
Though he said he was not at leisure,
He held my last note! so I held him fast!
Till ho^freed my neck from the collar;
Then I shook his hand as I proudly said
"Now I owe no man a dollar!"
Ah! now you smile, for you feel the force
Of the truths I've beeni repeating;
1 knew that a drowning honest heart
In the gentle breast was besting!
To-gnorrow I'll rise with a giant's strength
q* To follow my daily labor;
p1iTt ere we sleep let us humbly pray
For our wretched next door neighbor;
And we'll pray for the tijge when all shall
From the weight of a debtor's collar;
When the poorest shall lift his voice and cry;
"Now I owe no..man a dollar."
A Goon EUoAION.--The late Ed'.
ward Everett condensed into ai single
brief paragraph his estimationi of
what constitutes a good education.
Here it is: "To r'ead the English
language well, to wr'ite with dispatch
a near, ligible hanid, atnd be master
of thle first four rules of arithmetic,
so as to dispose at once, with accu..
racy, of every questlen oif figures
which comes lip in) practice. I call
this a good education. And if you
-add tbe ability to write pure, gram..
maticaljEiglish, I- regard it as ani
excellent education. These are the
tools. Yori cnn do muIch with1 them.
They are the tonndat ion; and unless
you begin with these, not with flashy
attainments, a little geology, and all
other ologies and osophles, are osten
The State Ececutive Committee.
* Among the business transacted by
the State Democratic Executive
Committee, at is nWeting. inl th'1s cit'y
yesterday,~says the Columbia Regis
ter, tl following general plan for
conducting~ the primary elections
was agreed upon, and ordered to be
sent to the v,arlous Couniy Chair
men. The men1bers are impressed
with the importarce of the sysItem as
the best. and faii est method for se
lecting candidates to )e voted for in
each county, thereby teinding to Ui
fy and harmonize the lptty tri-ough
out the State. The siggcstionls made
in the annexed series are general
in their cliaracter, as is entirely
projer, tr it would be difficult to
prepair details which would o crate
with equal torco and smoothness in
every locality. The recono,enda
tions of the Exective Coriuittee
are embraced in the following points:
1. Aspiran-ts for the .osition of
candidates should be announced in
dividually in any mode deemed prop
or by thenselves or their friends, 1)It
shouild be placed distinctly before
the Democratic party on their own
mer its, and not as the eandidate of
tny organized body of Democrats.
2. Valci aspirant fir tle positi,w
Af candidate, when ie act-epts the
mi1a1 ion s l made, shall imIledi
Ilely I (tify the County Chairman inl
% riling of the facit, nid in ti,e same
com11inicatiol staUe that he is a
imetjer of isome l. cal club, and sjb
scribe to die fliowini, pledge: "I
a'gi ce o abde by al.d s1pj)(Irt tie
nomia11inoms kii the Dvmocrane i art ,
auld II)nt () CIe t eithier a uelili tionl
L)Ir all office froill a11 othl er1. sII,ce
1"aa tle regularh cnituted Dei,t.
3. At lCst fI'e days before the
prilliary election, the C(uInty Chair
min shall nlotit the Democratic
Ulubs of the awpirlints who have
Abwe qualbieId t hemsel ve3 for the p)o
-3ition of candid.1ate and Votes cast for
ainy o'thier perFson or personis shall not
4. On thle day fixed for this pri
mi;ary election, eadh local cILu b sihall
hold an election for candidlates of the
Democratic paUrty, and ieport thle
result in writing over the Signatures
of the mfatiagers to the Coumn' Chair
m-an. ALt th is elect ion none1 bn it
members of the local clbs shaull vote,
an)d each member before being~ al
lowed to vote shall take the follow.
ing pledge: "I solemu,ly affirns that
I am a dulv enrolled member of this
Democratic Clubi; t hat I bhve not
voted at thiis election, and that I will
abide by and sust aini all nomina
ions made by r I e Det m crat ic panrty,
whlet her for Federal ,-rat e or co'unzty
5. Uipo'n the f ollou ing 'lay,,t ihe
Counts Chairman and at least two
miembers of the Count) Executive
Committee shall assetmble at the
couty secat, and aggregate theo votes
reported, and before sundown declare
the candidates selected.
6. No one shall be declared the
niominiee of thle lparty uniless lie shall
have receivedl a majority of all the
votes cast in) then primiary election.
i Should no candidate for any
particular office receive a majority
of the v'otes cast, the County Chai
man shall so declare, and order a
second election to complete the nomi)1
nations8 ini suicietnt time before the
I once defended a man chairgedl
with the awful crime of murder. At
the conclusion ol the trui I aaked
nim what c' ul d have induced him i to
stain his bands with the blood of a
felh>w.Yeing. Turning hisa blood-shot
eyes full ' ponf me, he replied: ?Mrt.
Webster, in my yout h I spent the
holy Sabbath in evil amusements
instead of frequent ing the house of
prayer anid praise."
I.c is well known throughout 'the
State that what McEvoy supposed
were his last mon ents on earth, when
his coffin was just outside the jail
door, and lie supposed he had but
an hour to live, that he evinced a
disposition to tell m-hat he knew of
more than one murder, other than
the one for which he was to die,
,which had been committed in S. C.
It is said thal MCEvoy was.I ersuad
ed, the day upon which lie was tuL have
been execnted, not to put a halter
aroun the neck of any man unless
it would save an innocent man's life,
and that he had concluded to let his
knowledge of these murders be bu
ried with him. Be this as it may,
since his respite lie has thought bet
ter of the matter, and various inter
vi,ws with Col. Claude E. Sawyer, a
member of the House of Repres(n
tatives from Aiken county, has given1
hilm tle info1rma'ion in hlis posSession
touching the murder of W. E. Saw
yer, Jr., in February, 1874.
The statements of McEvoy were
conveyed to Governor 11ampton,
which indu6ed that officer to offer
a reward for the arrest of any party,
r)1' parties, who were engaged in the
mliurder. Acting upon the revela
tiuns ofAMcEvoy, Colonel Sawyer jind
ir. Sombrl., a de uty sheriff of
Aiken ciunty, proceeded a fe/w days
ago to Etina le, a sma!l town ill
Darto, count, Ga., and there ar
tested Sidoimon Ault man. The al
ter surndrewed ieadilY, reqnired no
I (riUis:Til fro'ni Governor lnlmptio.,
Iut CbfseIe'ld to U1rn to South
Caroli,. at unce. We learn thlt
Au111.111an1 prol(sted his innocence
%%-1.i(l)n his way back to this -tate
wkt illM . ISawyer and Scnlball,
utit tiln reciching Aiken jail broke
down, aid mids a clean .breitst li it.
inn licating ElIj:i D. Vatson and
Mtiltonl A. Vats,n1, two white men,
Who are fist consin., (1n1e residinig at
Ninety-Six, in Abb-vile county,
and the other at J ohnsiton, ini Edge
The two Watsons were ariested
yeCs'erd'ay, and are" at presen t coni
fied im thle coun ityj jail of their ie
specrive counlties. Our informant, a
gent lemn w ~ho arrived ini( Colum.
bia yesierday, and who is well ac
quajinted witir thie accnsed parties,
st ates -hat A umain, w ho is quite at
y ou ng muat--not 30 years of age yet
-says t hat since the couiussion of
I he crime A ultmani's hiairi has inirued
fromii a rav en t>lacknless to be as white
as cot ton, and that he says that day
or nigh t, sinice thle comiiSoni of
~he bloody deed, lie has never had a
momn,'ilCi peace of in d; that the
mnurdered 3'oung man has been ever
before him i, wvhether sleepdig or
awake;lIike B3anquo's ghost, lhe would
niot down, anid niow that hie -has coni
fessed h is part ici pat ion in thle foulI
mu11rderP, ho feels greatly relieved in
body and mrind.
Mi McEvoy's counsel, was in tihe
city yesterday for the. purp~hose of
calling 41pon1 the ~Governor in Me
Evoy's behail It is not know n what
the result of his interview with the
Governor was upj to a late hour last
ighit.-Columbia Registeir, 16th.
A BAn MIIJronY-"Mary, my love,
d.o you rememiber the text ib is morn-.
ig'' No, pa, I never can remem-~
ber the :ex;; I have such a had me
rmory." "By the way, (lid y'ou no
tice Susan Jonii"? joined in Mary's
mother. "Oh, 'yes; what a fr'ighit!
She had on her last year's bonnet
done up, a pea-green silk, a black
miantilIla, brown boots, an imitation
of U oniton collar, a' lava bracelet,
her old e'mr-i inigs, and such a fan!"
"Well my deat, your memory is deth
Experience may be a dear teacher,
but she isn't any dearer than a pret
ty school ma'am.
A Reakedy Needed.
On Saturday night lat a posse of
South'Carolina revenue officials, un
dor the leader*hip of one William
Spiings and Joab Dill, crossed the
South Carolina line on the Saluda
Mountain, . and proceeding to the
house of Wade Levi, & citizen of this
State, arrested him on a charge of
illicit distilling. The 1)(see then
raided the houe of Win. Howard,
who, on hearing them approach1, wit h
his sons fled from the premises. As
Sprins was in the act of firing at
one of the fugitives, Howard's wife
ca ught his arm and prevented him
from dischargin his weapon.
Sprringi, enraged at the act, cursed
and abused her, and struck the poor
creattuie repeated blows over her
hands and arms. They then band
cuffed Lvi and carried him to
Greenville, where lie was committed
to jail. B .th of these high-handed
and outrageou acts were committed
upon North Carolina citizens, and in
this eon ut v---a,mnitted by revenue
as to the i.s of the key. LHe opened
lhe box. It contained the last check
which Hannuah de Rot hschiklh would
ever sign as a spinster. Beantifully
wriitten in her own fair hand, it was
drawn in favor.of Lord Rosebei ry
?1,000,000, p)ayable to his order.
A writer says: "'I huave seen womns
en so delicate that they were niraid
to ride, for fear of the horse rnnning
away; afraid to sail, for .feaLr the boat
might upset; afraid to walk, for fear
they might fall, but I never saw one
afraid to h)e married, which is far
more riskful than all the others pnt
This is a world of seconidhianded
goods. Every pretty girl has been
some other fellow's sweethear't.
The "Letta kick" is the famous
method of bouncing trails into the
A Tremendous Revival
The religious revival that is now in
full blast in all of the colored cburch.
es here beats anything of the l4Ind
ever- known. The revival started
with a series of sermons on hell de
livered by a leading colored preach
er, and the vividpess with which he
pictured the flames of the eternal re
gions was enough to extite the aver
age inhid, lot alone ignorant and su
perstitions negroes. The chuirches
have been besieged by thousands,
who could not get in. There were
six hundred penitents at Mt. Zion
Church, five hundred at Brooks, tour
hundred and fifty at Ebenezer, two
hundred and sixly at Memorial, one
hundred and fifty at Bengas and
large numbers at other churches.
A group of sable vua-dens, just
from church, rushed to Franklin
Street, the swell avenue of Richmond
and, stationing themselves on a cor
ner, stopped all the fashionable
prom(naders and urged tuom to seek
religion. The scene was remarkable
and picturesque. At all the tobacco
factories the negroe operatives be
camne so wrought up on the subject
lof their salvation that thcy could do
nothing but shout and pray. Hin
dreds had to be discharged. In one
of the churches rs little girl* named
Martha Hlodge jumped up in the
middle of the sermon and yelled that
she saw a vision. The moon, 8he
saId, was bathed in blood, which was
a sign that the world was coming ti
an end. A t. one of Ihe hotels a col
ored v.iter named Henry Barksdale
was converted while carrymno a plate
Of soup to one of tihe guests. lie
dashed the soup down on the floor
and gave vent ft his feelings by
shouts peculiar to theEthiopiai race.
The police have arrested sundry
shionters on the street who appeared
to be deranged.--Richiond Dispatch
to Cincintiati Eniquirer.
A Feline Nurse.
Calling at a farm house the other
dav; says -ai writecr in an English pa
peri, I was told I was j:ust a day too
late to see .a very wonderfulii sight
a1 nilrsing some' little chickens. It
appears the c.it had a famuily ot dead
kittens a few days before, and the
same morning some fi ve or six chicks
were hatched. As there were others
to conie out, thle lady of the honee
took the jumst hatched chicks in to the
hou8e till all wore hatched, and
Placed the m bef ore t he fire in t he
sittinig room, or, as we say- here, the
keegPing room. PuSy, greatly to the
hiorror of the good lady of the house,
took a great fancy to them, and could
niot be kept away from themn. Wish
iug to see what would take place, the
owner allowed her' to comre niear,
when-she began to str'oke them down
with her paw in the most aflection
ate manner, and after awhile, lying
downm,-gat hered them well under her.
There shie lay all the day; in the
evening they were taken from her,
but the next day she did the samei;
but the third day, fearful of accidents,
they were taken from her and p)ut
undler their propeh)r mother; who had
now hatched out her' whole brood. I
wonder' what pussy would have done
A wife's love is the golden chain
wh'ich noiites her to her husband. It
has a thousand delicate links, forged
by sympathy, self-respect and mu
tual confidence; sever but one of
thin and the chain is as completely
bro en as though a bunAdred were
Alh, parson, I wish I could. carry
my gold with me, said a dying man
to his pasLir. It might melt, was the
The music of the future-Sixty
The D-dest Liar.:1
There was a great many Oristian
people who acted as though they be4
lieved that -the Saviour, when be
said, "Suffer little children to- cuM4
unto me," had a raw-hide concealed
about his person, and only wanted to
coax them within reach of it. Evea
when they do not beat their offspring,
they lie to and deceive them, Bud
then expect them to tell the truth.
'Ilhe lecturer told a story about a lit
tie boy in Grand Rapius, Miot. The
child's father and mother had prom.
i6ed to take it riding with them the
next ime they went out. Weeks
passed and still the promise was un
fulfilled. At length, one bright.
moriiing, the father And mother went
quietly out of the rear of the house,
got iuto their carriage and drove
away. As they were going out they
passed the front piazza, in which the
child wasstanding with his nurse..
The little fellow looked up into the
111rse' face, pointing to his departed
I:arents and said: "There go the two
d--dest liars in Grand RapidbP
Maxims by Beamin Franklin.
Many foxes grow gray, but fewm
Presumption first blinds a man,
then sets him to running.
Drink does not drown care, but
waters it and makes it grow faster..
Having been poor, is no shamo, but
being ashamed of it, is.
The wise man draws more advan,
tage from his enemies th4n the fool
from his friends.
Keep conscience clear, then never -
Strive to be the greatest man in
your country, and you may be disap
appointet; strive to be the best, and
you may succeed.
Honest Toml You may trust him
with a house full of untold mi.l
There is no man so bad, but he se-a
oret,ly respeots the good.
Courage would fight, but discretion
won't let him.
We are not so sensible of the great
est health as the least sickness.
A good example is the best ser-.
A quiet conscience sleeps in thun
der, but rest and guilt livo far asun
He that won't be counseled can't
Write injuries in dust, benefits in
What is serving God? Tie doing
good to man.
Time enough algays proves little'
Hie that cannot boar with other
people's passions, cannot govern his
He that by the plow, would thrive,
hi inself must either hold or drive.
lie that keeps- his shop, his shop,
will keep him.
THE NEW SYSTEM.- " lia, be
gani a second street woman the other
mnorning as she laid aside the daily
paper, "what is this new metric eye
tern prioposed by Alexander Ste
"It is a very wise measure indeed,
my dear, he rep)lied. Suppose you
want a new dress costing one dollar
"Under the metric system yon
write to your father in Wisconsin
tor the money to buy it with. The
money comes, you take half of it and
buy me a pair of pants, and then
you use the rest in purchasing fifty
cent dress goods. Ih is a very good
measbre, very good."
"And they propose- to make it at
law, do they?"
"Well, sir!" shle exclaimed, show'
ing a red spe:'on each cheek "whon
the metric system comes into praQ's
tice in this family, divorce will fol
low, and Alexander Stephens 'is a
fool, sir, a fooll"-Dett'oit Pree