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MY WIFE LUCY.
To begin with-she was pretty. I
don't know where to show you another
just like her. She was well rounded
in figure, with fair-face, golden hair
and sft white hands. She had brown
eyes, regular features, and mobile
red lips. On a rainy day certain fine
tresses of her shining hair would escape
from the remainder and curl about
her temples in little gold. tendril
rings. Hler voice was quiet and me
lodioui, and she wore violet dresses.
This is as well as I can describ.
And I am afraid this is abont all I
knew of her when we were married.
We met first in Devonshire. I was
alone in a strange place. She was an
orphan, and teaher in a boarding
school. She was gentle and *ad. I
made her acquaintaie-I loved her.
I promised to make her happy, and
we were married.
My south-western tour being end
ed, we came und settled in Kensing
toe. We had been married just a
year when my story commences.
I was young, just starting in life,
and very much eugro.sed in my mer
cintile buinaes.. Neither was I a
particularly demonstrative man ; and
as Lucy was quiet and comap-sed in
her mein, I think we hardly appeared
lik03 newly married people.
I had all confidence in my wife.
It was her neatness, frugality and
good judgment that won me, as well
as her beauty. All home affairs -
the hiring of servants, the domestio
nrrangements, household bills-I leTt
entireiy to her management. It was
a great rest to leave my counting
house and turn homeward for I was
sure of finding everything right. If
Lucy had any annoyance she never
coufessed them to me ; and I never
t ook home my business troubles.
As I said, we have been married a
year, when one evening I came home
as usual. It had been a fine day, but
as I left the train a great drop of rain
fell on my nose. I had ten minutes
walk before me, and commenced the
task rather briskly.
The rain came down smartly as I
reached my garden gate. As I enter.
ed the sitting.-room. I found Lucy
hurriedly putting away some papers.
"The rain is blowing up from the
west. You bad better shut the par
lor windows, Lucy," I said.
"Yes, Will," she replied absently,
rumoging in a drawer.
The storm struck sharply against
the pane. She went and shut the
parlor windows, and then came back
to the drawer.
When she had looked the drawer
through, she overlooked the table, and
finally went to the escritoire.
"What are you hunting for, Lucy I"
said -I. "Never mind," shesaid care
lessly ; ''dinner is ready, Will."
We went to the dining-room. She
chatted of her garden and thme in
cidents of the day. She had planted
nignonette under the windows, thatt
its fragrance might come into her as
she was working, she said. The
Misses (Giranger had called, and the
man had been to graft the pear trees.
P'leasant, ordinary talk, that suggest.
j ed nothing of the mystery to come.
The rain continued all night, but
morning was clear. I felt myself a
very happy man as I stepped from my
door into the balmy spring air. The
tulips were in blssom, and the cro
cuses filled th-e whole garden with
their fragrance. I walked leisurely
do wn the path, unlatched the gate and
At a few steps distance, under, the
garden wall, lay a sheet of paper. It
looked like something that r~houmld not
have been there, and I went and pick
ed it imp.
It was a single square sheet of uin.
ruledm paper, and the haind-writing
upon It was my wife's. As I looked
at it a word here and there caught my
eye. With arrested attention, [ corn
menced a aareful examination of the
sheet. With some difficulty I read
"My dearest Percy
"Your entreaties, and my own
heart will no longer allow me to re
main iilent. My beloved, 1 am sc
miserable I These clandestine lettori
of yours which I receive are my dul
comfort in the world. I feed on themr
-lire on them. They are the onli
brightness which illumines my dar~
way. My life is almost Ihamapportable.
You know that I do not love my has
band4het 1 dover loved. hi.a Yhm
only know the whuole array of oiroomi
stanoes under which I married him.
Well, he is my busband now, and I
try to be a gooid wife ; but this exia.
tence is like some dreadful nightmare,
dream, Peroy. It does not seem ai
If it could be me who lives, .and
breatheeand answpra to my nahei I
am so desolate and depressed-so de.
sn Ir I Tbava the faaHine. some
times, that I am under a spell ; that
my faculties are paralizing, and that
I aall lose my mind in this dll),
void living. Only when your love
letters come, I am alive and feel that
you love me ; and I live and feel, that
I am exquisitely happy and misera
ble-both together. My husnd
-as long as I perform my daily du
ties, -he is contented. lie knows
nothing of my feelings. lie considers
me a machine for his comfort. Some
times I loathe him. Usually I am
"But to-nigbt, it seems as if I dared
escape to you, freedom, love, hap pI
ness-oh may it still be mine I Be.
fore long I will grant you an inter
view. I will promise you nothing
more than that now. Percy, my on
ly love, Heaven bless and keep you
until we meet I
"One word more. Pray be cau
tious. If my husband should discov.
or this correspondence, I cannot an
swer for the consequences. Altho' he
has never ill-treated me, I know him
to be a hard man. But let me hear
from you soon. Yours."
The name was illegible, for the
sheet was much discolored by the rain;
but it was Lucy's fine, delicate ohiro.
graphy, and I felt as if a thunderbolt
had broken around me.
After a moment's blank bewilder.
ment, and a strange, benumbing pain,
I put the sheet in muy pocket continu
ing anyway. Sich a flood of emo
tion was stirred within me, that I
summioned a superficial calmness,
from an instinct of selfpreserva
I was conscious of one predominant
feeling, as I went to the city-hatred
against my wife for her duplicity. I
must have looked wretchedly when I
reached the oflice, but my partner was
too much excited to notice it.
"Knowles," he exclaimed, "there
was a terrible fire in Birmingham last
night, and our branch house is burned
to the ground. Ilere is a dispateh
from White. He wants you to run
In two hours I was on my way to
There was much to do to restore
our interest and I lent myself to the
work with all my energies. It was
the best thing that could have htp
pened to me. It gave me no time to
think of Luoy,
1 wrote her once, telling her very
briefly that I would not be houwe for
a month. It was; six weeks before I
again arrived in London.
"Hlow is Mrs. Knowles ?1" I said to
"Very comfortable. I think she is
Somewhat bewildered by the reply,
I went to the sitting room. No sign
of Lucy or her work. I mounted
to her chamber, and quietly opened
The room was darkened. Lucy was
sitting up in the white bed, nursing
an infant. Sweetly and calmly she ex
tended her hand to me. I went to
her-1 put amy arm, about her. I
kissed her. I could not help it, for I
felt that the child upon her bosom
was my own. The nurse came in,
took the infant from her, and bade
her lie down to rest.
Sheowas very week. I cannot ex
preis my contending feelings as I
Iwatched her fragile face upon the
Slowly she gained strength. It was
mid-summer before she was about the
house again. Thae little one had been
prematurely born, but It throve, and
the mother's health was finally restor
ed. I was rejoiced at this. I should
have been perfectly happy buat for
that letter. The memory of at was
like an ugly devil who mocked me.
One day as Luey sat tending her
child in a low chair by the window, I
laid the sheet before her I had fixed
my eyes upon her face, and saw a
slow surprise dawn upon it.
"WVhere did you find this, Will 1
I lost it months ago."
"Under the garden wall. WVhat
does it mean, Lucy 1"
"Well," with a blush, "you have
found me out. It's a loaf from a story
I was writing."
"A nd Percy-" I said, bewildered.
"Was the hero. The slheet must
hree blown out of the window that
rainy day last spring. You see, dear,
r didn't like to tell you, because I
thought you wouldn't fancy having
a -literary wife ; but I have been acous
tomed to writing little stories some.
times ; and when I knew baby was
coming,Ithought I would earn the
money myself, for the cambric dresseu,
I knew you needed every shilling in
y our business. I had to rewrite this
letter for my romance," she ntle.
ued ;"and I didn't get It quite the
same,"-examining the sheet,
I looked at her sweet face for a
moawent, and then fell downl op my
kn~ees beside boi-, I confessed. alL.
Slow asiatemen dawned in her ?rne
countenance. At lengtb her soft
eyes filled with teart. 86ie d sw my
fage downi to the boson) where the lit
tles babe was alambering.
"Anotr lovet 1" abe murmured,
"Wb , Will,slobodi but yos evai
loved me in all my life' '
Then again I knew the was onoe
more my owni Luey.
COKESBUnY, February 18, 1871.
Mn. EDITOR : There was unfortumate
ly, a difficulty in our town, on Satur
day, which resulted in the death o
Henry Nash, a colored man, one of ou
County Commissioners. An alteroa
tion sprang up between hin and tw
young men, L. F. Connor and J. l
Moore, at the back door of one of ou
stores, no one being present to bea
what was said. Firing of pistols com
menced, Nash retreating, the ot he
two pursuing to fire at him, and he re
turning the fire as he ran. I was a'
another store, about 100 yards off
as soon as I learned what was goin a
on, I rushed out amidst danger-fo1
he was running towards that store
and the firing being in that direction
-and succeeded in stopping it. Nash
went into the store and I followed
him, to see what injury was inflicted
He lay down upon the floor and I re,
quested Dr. Gary, who happened t<
be present, to examine him, which he
did, saying that he was mortally
wounded. During this excitement,
the young men left on horse-back. I,
as Intendant of the town, issued a
warrant for their arrest, soon after,
but they had fled. The next norning
early, a warrant was issued by Trial
Justice Hemphill, put into the hands
of the Sheriff of the County.
Such occurrences are greatly de.
plored by all good citizen and lover
of peace and order. I give you thiu
statement, as such oceurrences are apl
to be exaggerated. Two weeks ago,
there was au occurrence greatly ex
aggerated--the shooting of Ed. But,
ler by Gilkerson. They were brought
before the Town Council and the tw<
colored men who were present wh'a
the shooting was done testided, upon
oith, that in their opinion it was pure
ly acoidental-that there was no quar
reling, no difficulty between th<
parties. F. A. CONNOR.
The 1u Klux Proclamallon.
The following is a copy of a doou,
nient handed to the Jailor in Union
on the night of the recent outrage :
TAKRN DV IIABEA5 Corus.-In
.ilece and in Fecrecy, thought bia
been working, and the benigosun
etheacies of concealment speak for
themselves. Once again have we
been forced by furee to use 'force
Justice was lawe, and the had to lean
upon us. Iniformatio-n being ootalned
thata doubting "Thomas"-tho in,
ferior of nothing, the superior of
nothing, and of onosequence the equa
of nothing-who has neither eyes t<
see the scenes of opprosion, nor carl
to hear the cause of humauity, ever
though he wears the judicial silk
had ordered some guilty prisoneri
from Union to the city of Columbia
and of injustice and prejudice, for at
unfair trial of life, thus clutching aI
the wheel-spokes of destiny, then thil
thing was created and projected
otherwise it would never have been
We yield to the inevitable and inex
orable and account this the best
"[et not thy right hand know wha
thy left hand doeth," is our motto
We want peace; but this cannot bi
till justice returns. We want an
will have jatice ; but this cannot b
till the bleeding fight of freedom ia
foughrt ; until then, the Moloch of in
iqulty will have his viotims, eveni
the Michael of justice must have hi
martyrs. K. K. K.
inuercased Cluored Popuilion.
It appears from the census return
for 1870 that in 5031 counties, il
Kentutcky, M'ssouri, North Carolina
Tennessee, Virginia, and West Vi:
ginia designated old slave-breedin,
States, thec colored population wai
1,870,478, or nearly 11,000 more that
in 1860. There were gains In tbh
percentage only In North Carolini
In Alabama, Arkansas, Florida
Georgia, Louisians, Mississippi,8Soutl
Careolina, and Texas, designated ok
slave-consuming States, In 417 coun
ties, the colored population In 1870 wa
1,775,402, or 95,542 more than i
1860. There were losses In porcon
tag. in Li'uisiana, South Carolina ant
Good Scnse in MississippI,
The planters, manufacturers an<
mechanics of Mississippi have latel
held a Btate Convention In Jacksoni
The Convention condemned the polio
of farming oo share., urged the pro
duction of more ors and meat, recoin
wended the nrganisaatlon of cunty ag
rioultural sosletles, and favored th
division of large tracts of land int
small farms, and the sale of the sant
upon reasonable terms to the colore<
people. The Convention also declat
ed itself to be earnestly In favo
of the eduestlon of all elasses of th
people, the Introduetlen of labor saris
implements and uschinery, the Is
crese of imigr~tlou and the eneOurs
gemnent of manufaoture.
"A friend of mine," said Ersklim
"was suffering fros aeostinual waki
fulnes., awd' aions mothedep wer
tried to bring him sleep. A6 tast hi
physiolas rpeorted to ,aa expedleq
whieh asseoeded adzsirably. The
dressed hias ic a swatqbinsn's @ost~ yp
a lantern In his hand, pkle1 Id:1la
a sentrybog, and he was sleep in to
. A terrible outrage was committed
yesterday morning which will proba.
bly cause the loss of the life of an 01.
dorly and'industrious, straight-forward
citizen-. r. Archie Gribble, an on
gincer on the Greenville and Colum.
bia Railroad. Shrtly after the pas.
senger train went out yesterday
rmorning, a construction train also do.
parted. Whou this train neared
Smith's branch trestle, the engineer
r discov.red a man on the track i he
immediately blow his whatle, when
the individual (wno carried a double.
barreled gun) went down the out.
bankment, and as the train passed,
deliberately discharged both barrels
into the cab-woundiug the engineer,
Mr. Gribble, fatally, as is supposed
-one charge striking him in the face
as he looked from the window ; tho
two firemen were also slightly injured.
Both of Mr. Gribble's eyes were put
out, and his face so di.afigured as to
be unrecognizable. After firing, the
man walked a short ditannce, when
he stopped and re-loaded his g-in.
As soon as possible the train was re.
versed and backed to Columbia, where
the wounded man was properly cared
for. Sheriff Frazee was promptly
notified, when he immediately sum
moned a posse and proceeded to the
spot where the outrage was commit.
ted. Tracks were discovered and fol
lowed up a road leading into the
Winnsboro road, directly opposite the
residence of Mr. iHornsby, about
thiee miles from Columbia. As the
tracks corroeponded with the shoes of
Mr. Wil. Hlornsby, the Sheriff arrest
ed hin and brought him to Columbia
-Mr. H1. signifying his willingness
to accompany hin, although persisting
in his innocence of the crime. The
prisoner had an examination before
Trin lJ ust ice Solomon in the after
noon. It is generally believed that
Mr. II. will prove an alibi, as he is
known to be an horest, quiet, upright
mian. It is hoped the perpetrator of
the outrage will be diacovered, and
made to pay the just penalty for this
An Eloquent Divine Wedded to a Iemnle
Rev. E Grnuley, formerly pasto'4t
the Methodist Episcopal Church in
this village, and now tettled at Wau
pun, performied an unusual marriage
ceremony at his residence last Friday.
For some time there has been iucarce
rated in the State prison at Waupun
a woman named Susan Ilarrington.
What was her crime ii not stated.
Settled in Sheboygan county is a
Methodist minister known as Rev. 8
W. Coggshall, who is represented ai
au eloquent divine of fine address and
attainment, and a shining light in tI e
chapel. Not long since he saw the
immured Susan, and was impressed
by her attractions. The prison coin.
:zmsioner kindly allowed frequent
visits. Fasoination grew upon the
enamored pastor with each of them.
Happily his aff'etions were reciproca
ted, and asabove stated he now calls
as his own that beauty which had
been, of late at least.. Fo carefully
guarded from the temptition of the
outer world. The friends of the
bride were opposed to the allianee.
r Barn n~er's entenced.
We learn from the Hillsboro' Re.
corder that at the Fspecial term of
Chatham. CJourt held last weck, five
I negroes were convicted of barn burn.
ing in that county, and sentenced to
the Penitentiary, for terms ranging
from seven to fiteen years The evi
dence adduced showed th at these mlen
belonged to an organisation to burn
barns and shoot people because they
had lost the election. It was knows
of country ; they are sub divided intc
e lubs ; eaoh club has its captain, sco.
retary and orderly. They are furthei
diieinto "fire companies" and
"shooting companies." Some being
detailed to shoot petaons and otheri
to fire buildings. The pass words are
"Lincoln""Liberty,' '"Loyal League,'
and another "Red Cow Lick." The
organisation itself is somnetimes called
the "Rled Cow Liok."
A Point infBankrnpley.
,An important decision in a bank.
r ruptey case has just been rendered
-ino the United State. DIistrict Court
by Judge JBlatohford. Eight credi.
-tori hed proved their claims, to the
b amount of *332,000, and consontec
> to the choice of trustees who were
a relative. of the bankrnpt ; but anoth
I or creditor objeoted to the confirma.
-tion of the deere., en the ground ol
r his rejationship. The court decide,
. that a relative of the bankrupt can
g be legally appointed hi. trustee it
-bankttaptoy wben there Is nothing bu
the faiet of relationshuip to abow tha
he will not lboostu. discharge hi
duty toward lioth paiskrmpt agd credi
,icr. The cleoee is terefore affirmed
S-N. Y. Cowsiea
. A Meniphipaper announess than
SdistilMeeasindJavA oflse is su
b attgiMelweao .and brandy' . Thi
a ubatltsee maeetstrike gentlealen whb
a um ~~~metbomtngtrong
es 6 inv nd of the amy
Tile Sarety of Dr. Livingstone.
The faAt was recently announced
that Sir laderick Murcaisou had re
ceived a letter setting at rest the
question of the safety of the long.ab.
sent explorer, Liviugstone. The fol
lowing is from Sir Roderick's com
inunication to the London Tines on
"I heartily rejoice to announce to
the public that I have this morning
(January 24) received a letter from
Dr. Kirk, att Zanzibar, dated the 8th
of December, 1870, which h.As reliev.
ed me from all anxiety respecting
the fute of my illustrious friend Liv.
Ingstone. Dr. Kirk had just receiv.
ed a letter from the great Arab Sheik
Said, of Uny-amnyembe, dated 16
Roboa cl Akbar, which, being tr!ans
lated. is to this effect : "After com
pliments, your honored letter hus
renohed, and your friend has under.
stood it. The people (that is, of a
caravan sent from Zanzibar) arrived
in good health, and are going on to
Ujiji to our friend the doctor. The
news of him i that lie has not yet re
turned from Manimtes (1) the Arabic
word is spelt in three different ways,)
but we expect him soon, and proba
bly lie and the people will rea ch Ujiji
at the same time.' Dr. Kirk adds :
"At all events, on his arrival at Ujiji
from his Western journey, he will
have goods for prescnt wants. Tre
new gang of men with fresh goods has
set out, and the road being free, we
maiy hope they will reach quickly and
safely.' Ve now learn for the first
time that Livingstone had made an
eKtensive journey to the west of Lake
Tanganika, and this accounts for -he
long continued absence of all informna
tion respecting him. Any letters
that Livingstone may have written
and confided to jealous Arabs have
probably either been destroyed by
them or lost with sonic of the carivans
that perinhed on the journey to the
coast during the cholera epidemic."
The Washington Patriot says:
"If we had read of a railroad acci.
dent in the South, marked by circum
stances of extraordinary horror, and
demandiig attention of the utnost
pro.mptitude and assiduity from all
who could approach the scene, and
then had found that while women and
children were burning in oil-drenched
cars, mangled bodies wcre sinking
through the ice of the stream, and
numbers of wounue.l we.e screaming
for help, the bystanders were engaged
in rifling trunk,, and the railro:id
officials and hands in coolly repairing
the brulkn bridge and saving the
pieces of the cars, &c., we would have
grieved to confess a proof of barba
rismn going far toward excuning the
calumnious reproaches with which
people in the North are induced to
indulge the oppreasions on the South
of their politicians in Congress. Yet
such is the scarcely exaggerated pic
ture given by the Now York papers oi
the abominable brutality exhibited
by the inhabit-ints and railroad peo
pIe of the populous and cultivatod
Valley of the Iladann. No event has
ever happened in the South for which
the "Christian people of this Christian
nat ion" could blush so a, deep red."
P~erhaps there were some of Slher
man's burnmmers practising a trick they
had learned in their southern expe.
Lsife bisurance -A Concrl of Artlo a
hrmong thle States.
Mr. 0. WV. Miller the Superintend
ent of the State Insurance D)epart
mont has sent a letter to the Superin.
tendents of other stato dleparrtments
recommending thme adoption of nmeas
ures to promote the general interesi
of the insurer and insured, and
gathering of those concerned to takt
concert of action. TPhis letter har
received the approvail of some of the
best of our life insnrance companica
in this city ; and, indeed, is supposed
to have been suggested by their earn
est desire for some approach to uni.
form actIon among t he several insur,
ance departments of the States.--N
Y. Aheen ing. Post.
Revels, the colored U. S. Senatoe
anys be finds the prejudice agains
color "in thh~ country", very great
and he fear. it is increasing. We sup
pose Revels meant by the term "thi
country" to speik mo're especially e
tihe North. iunt whether he mean
the whole or a p art of the country, hi
fears are well founded. The fanatic
-and negroes together have just donc
those tiiga which will cause this In
creased prejudhice. Pasrtisanship, fa
n fatleism, and1 nanllee are doing
worldl of ihjrary to the - pbr nEgfa
whose day of woe will be hgstened b;
the use which party knrvame and fool
,have made of hIm--ichmonnd Dii
^A ud str f h Ftution e
gambling comnes from Fort Wallset
Kansak A yong soldier, .who ,wa
b' W00psQhQhtala, i .(4 ~sehege. :and b
9i~d to 5ig est~ms 9pg
to-ion lie lhad,.beeu egag
S eohie't~its, wontita eo ta
ahoney he owned in the world, $2,O0i
An hear later 'aseh=af
A Sweet Aiuen.
If there is a more quiet and touch.
ing 'irgumenit againbt war, than may
be drawn from tho followlng little
episode of the Franco 'russian strug
gle, we have yet to see it :
A corporal of the second regiment
Thuringian infantry, was ordered to
assist. in )urying the dead after the
battle of Woerth. lie described the
scene to his father in Germany, and
sent with his own a letter which he
discovered in the hand of a French
captain, whom lie found on the field.
The letter read as follows :
A!y Dar /A --Since you are gone
I never cense to think of you. It is
so hard that I can't seo you and cm
brace you every morning, but I hope
that God will preserve your health
and that you may soon return and
kimi your child. I behaved very well
in order to make manima feel your ab.
scnce less. Adieu, dear pa ; I kiss
you tenderly. Your dnigiter, who
loves you. MAumUFRItrTE.
The brave soldier was evidently
comforted in his last hour of trial by
the dear words of his darling, whom
lie was never more to see in this life.
He closed his eyes for the last timo
on the fiold of honor, with her sweet'
little letter in his haind.
Ullc Tool's ubin.
The countless thousands of renders
of "Unele Tom's Cabin" will be inter
ested in knowing Cihe circumstances
anld surroundings under which the
great novel was written. Mr. Fields
satates some facts of interest in regard
to It. Ile writes :
"Uncle Tom's Cabin was wholly
prepared for the press in a little
wooden house in Maino, from week to
week, while the story was coming out
in a Washington newspapier.. Most I
of it was written by the evening lamp,
on a pine table, about which the I
children of the family were gathered
together conning their various lessons
for the next day. Amid the buvy
hum of carnest voices, constantly
askitig questions of the mother, intent
on her world renowned1 task, Mrs.
Stowe wove together those thrilling
clapiters which we--r . - i 0 1., f (
readers in so mai) i IiiL i I rou.lh.
out t globe. Nu wuri o siailar
importance, so far as we know, was
ever written among so much that
seemed hottilo to literary composi.
A New Orlens lDetedi'e Tricked.
The other day a New Orleans de
tet ievo arrested a man on suspicion of
having stolen a valuable diamond pin.
Being hard pre,.-ed, the thief owned
up, and surrendered the jewel to the
officer, who placed it in his shirt bos
om. On the w iy to the look. tip the
officer and prisoner got on board a
horse-car, and in doing s:,the former
was considerably jost led by a crowd
on the platform. Just then the pris
oner whispered in his car, "Look out,
Captain ! that was a thief who passed
you jiiet now." The ofileer glanced
hurriodly at his shirt front. The pin
was gone ! lie sprung from the ear
and started in pursuit of the imagi
nary thief. It i.4 ieedless to say lie
was not to be foind, and when ho re
turned his pri~oner was missing also.
Tlhe next d tv the vigilant (1) detee
tivo had his alro-udy overwrought feel
ings laeerated anew by the receipt of
pencil line, say ing "'Ca ptain, I'm gone.
I take the pin with me: it was too
nice to give up."
Ridicalismn is alike everywhere. In
the jungles of .\ississippi, the alliga
tor ponds of lFlorida, the bayous of
L~ouiaiana, in Coorgia, and in North
CJarolian, it is the same thieving insti.
taition. No one has forgotten how
our Radical Legislature ran thme ma
elhino. The Governor of Mississippi.
Ishows that the per diecm of legisl a
tive clerks in that gtt, in 1865, wvas
$5,861, and in lIMO nearly six times
greater, or $28,201. The per diem
of members was $46,000 in 1865
against $166,632 in 1l0.--1xchange
Ilentll ol'Nr. Ileherd Ycndoln.
It i, but a little while since the
citizens of CJharleston united in pay..
ing tribute to the memory of Hion.
Richard Yeadon. To-day we are cal
led upon to record the death of his
widow, Mrs. Mary Videau Yoadon, a
lad~y identified by birth and associa
tion with many of the principal fami
lies of the State, and one whose
hearthstone was the centre of all those
womanly graces which make a model
-home.- -Charleston Neto..
"What is the difference between
you and me T' asked Viotoria Wood
hull of Judge ]lingham, the other
Sday, in a conversationson .the. equality
of sexes. "i cannot conceive, inaa,
-responded then- gallanI opponent of
. If you cannot inspjre a woman wt15m
, love ef you, lyri.yg . ,I im
over wlH 'be ydervs.**,
r i,1 Ureat Eritnip raisie1 42
/-. '88d5y-du i I if aNIcee.6
). rower duties on only forty-four arti.
A Musical Christaln.
Thh1 story is told by the Boston
some few years ago a gentleman who
was employed as superintendent in a
really charitable lostitution in Now
York, went into one of the markets of
that city and seleoted a quartor of
beef for "home consumption."
"8hall I send it home to you " askod
the market man.
"No, I thank you, I will carry it
The market man regarded him with
an incredulous look and remarked :
"What! you carry a wholo quarter of
"Yes, Sir,twas the quiet responso.
The market maun again regarded his
eustomier with attentiun, and no doubt
made up his mind that Ie was over
rating his strength. Then he Paid :
"Well, sir, if you will undertake
to carry this quarter of meat ho-ne
yourself [ will give it to you for noth
"Are you serious ?"
"I am serious,' replied tie market.
"Ten," returned the customer, "if
that is the case, just help mme to get it
on my back, and we'll see if I can't
This was done, and without let
down or rest the gentleman carried it
to the institution with whioh Ie was
connccted, the inarketman accompa
nying him, lost in amazement at the
unexpoeted development of strength
On another occasion the same mus
cular Cristian, having purchased
twenty-five pair of shoes for the insti
tution under his care, began gather
ing them together in order to carry
"Are you," sild the merchant,
"going to carry these home yours 3lf I"
"Certainly was the reply, "and if
necessary would carry twenty-five
The merchant looked thoughtful
for a moment, and then turning to his
clerk (Io knew the ocupation of his
"John, you may put tip twenty-five
pairs moro of these shoes for Mr.
T-. And John, do not make any
charge for them."
Of courso, the customer who had
oarricd thC quarte-rof beef did not
fear to sioulder fifty pairs of shoes.
This strong mnan-strong in faith as
in works-is the Rnv. It. G. Toles,
now and for some years back the eifi
oient superintendent of the Home for
Little Wanderers in this city.
A woman in a neighborhood is only
exceeded by another woman. She
can love truer, or hate worse than
the inon of ordinary calibre.
She can make of home a little
heaven or a little holl. oi less capital
than any other business can be car
Sho can make a ten or hundred
dollar bill go up, 0 1 so quick.
She can drive a man out of a house
if her tongue be working all right
quicker than Beast Butler could got
away with a set of spoons.
She is better than pino or stono
coal for keeping a neighborhood boil
ing hot and home more unendurable
than a burn on your first thumb
joint, all the time makiing you think
she is a package of refined innocence,
a saint, a favorable angelic advertiang
agent for Gabriel.
She can kiss another womnan sweeter
and then talk about her worse than
one of these Reform Republicans can
talk about the President.
And she knows imore by intuition of
all the affairs of the neighborhood
than Grat knows about his relations
or the post office presents lhe receives,
or is willing to!i
She can be nicer to a woman she
bates than a carpet-bag politician is
to a negro before lie has voted.
She can walk further to display
a new dress than a loyal or disloyal
contraband could travel for chickens
in the night.
And God love her, If she loves a
an an, she will stick to him longer than
the Dent family will to the immortal
LIke dollars, good women are hard
toget, hard to keep, bothersome to
look after, but hereois a conumdruni?
Howv can we get along without thomn?
A story is told of Alexander H.
Stephens to this effect :
In the political canvass of I856, ho
was -accompanied by a shaiggy dog,
named Rio, that became as well
known as himself. In Columibia coun
ty, ho met AGeneral E. W. Wright
in dphate, an4.worsted hIm. To post.
pone thlefeat Wright oried out :
"I denmond a lst of your appoint.
meonts, Sir I VI'l get my doouulents
andfVlgseo$ you at svory plae, Sir!i
3Yes, Sir,.I'll dog you all. over this
Stp hens, poIntle to the slooping
," l. PIl sand , lio home. One.
&g 4 a tipne Ioesongu$M"
to establish a pational bank at Ware