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WINNSBORO, S. C.. WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 12, 1876.
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OII>itiy Notioes and Tributes $1.00 0
per , quare.
TIlE MISSING WIFE.
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A CLIElOYMANs STOnY.
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Helen Hunter was the prettiest
and sweetest girl, to my thinking,
that I have ever seen, and she re
turned my love with an equal en
d erness. I had not known for
many months when 1 put rny en
gagemenot ring upon her finger, and
she promised to marry me as soon
as I was settled. More fortu
nate than most young clergymen, I
had not long to wait ; and the day I
became pastor at M.. I urged her to
set the day for our nuptials, and we
were married within a month.
Never shall I forget the day upon
which I brought her home, the do
light she expressed at the sight of
our picturesque garden, with its
great trees, and the old disused well
picturesque sun dial, and the great
ivy which overran the sides of the
house, and the low brick wall which
surrounded the enclosure. Nothing
should be disturbed, she said. A
few bright flowe-s should glow in
the beds, but otherwise the old
garden should remain intact.
We had been married a week
when we went out into the garden
about twilight to plant the seeds she
had brought from her home. She
knelt down beside the box-edged
borders and turned up the darl
mould with a dainty little trowel
had given her for the purp .
remember her dress. It was rio
dark silk, with a gleam oi' garne
through its prevailing shadow an
at her throat and in her ears sh
wore a set of rubies that wer
an heir-loom in her family. Ti
costume accorded well with her daw
beauty, her velvet eyes and erynst
cheeks. No one could have looke
more charming. We crouch ale
together on the gravel. I f t
we must look like a pair all
children to the grim old va
who came to me with the a unm
ment that "Donald Black, 1-01
bad indeed, and wanted me.
I am afraid I obeyed the s nmc
"I shall wait tea for you,
are ever so late, Edward," she
as I left her to go into the hout
Having secured my hat and ci
returned to the garden v
Helen was gathering some fl(
from one of the borders.
"I will not be gone long," ".
be back to tea," and then with o
I left her.
Doaald kept me wel enpk'yt
three hours. However, the ohl
was by no means dange'"ausl
As I hurried home, I recalled
pleasu-e the sight of his wife
ing over him, and thought
love lived on through care
change, and how this aged wt
had once been a girlish brid<
Donald a gay bridegroom, and
it was plain to see that he <
Anever be to her the uninterei
old creature he was to others,
because of the old Jovo bet
them. And then it came to mx
impplily, so sweetly, that if
hearts were so true, that of
like my Helen could be truer
-and that all life's ills would
harmlessly up~on mue if I were.
lovedt as she loved me now thr<
out my life. I had dreaded ok
a little, but if we were spare<
each other, what was there fa
to featr She would always bel
tiful to me ; I always to her.
golden glasses of love would tl
a glory over everything, and ha
life for us.
With these thoughts I passei
threshold and looked into the pt
The tea-table was spread there.
chair and mine faced each oth,
usual, but both were empty. '
was no one in the room. I wai
moment, standing before the
which, in this spring weather
.oceptible, and theon, surpised
my wifo did not come to meet
went up stairs in search of her,
wvas not in her room, nor in
other. .Perhaps she was stilli
garden.
I hurried down stairs again,
passed out at thme back door.
"Helen I" I called ; "Helen r'
No voice replied. Was I fe
enough to be alarmedi It sea
so. I laughed at myself, and c
still louder, "Helen I Helen! IIl
but still no answer.
"I know where you are, Hele
cried. "Come out of your con
come, Helen."
Still there was no answer.
"She is in the kitchen," I 68
myself- "I'll find her there."
I hurried up thme path. M~
struck something. I stoope
was a little saucer that hl
seeds. Farther on was the ta
Sshe had been using when I lefg
-It was contrary to Helen's
to leave anything lying na
about, and a vague alarm pose
.me as I entered the kitchen.
"Your mistress t" I began.
'1 ; 1id woman, and hea
looked up at me in
1 with you, didn't
TAnn.
No !" I said.
Thei ous," said Jane.
Thdt ~ it she must." said Ann,
It( the girl's eyes distend
id '4 terror.
wiybl avo mercy on us -all 1"
'it d vomlan.
[te ?' >u i say that now? My
* ? * about the place.
mye happened. Noth
ercd edepaused and stag
. he. wall. . Old Jane
1et las of water.
eide But I no longer
Cs; I know some
hada my wife, and
rol; o was that it was
th ough o to
o oked ants, I went
01 t ss . o garden. We
here t e . Q and every
11 grt $ '? t e bah and tree,
Sel vo 11, where the
0 dwel tohM , .We woent to the
a-o5s als Z )Aeat stone lay
cod n ana Says b i my ii
conl at, ai cote fallen in, she
sai ai He- 92pant bahe stone back,"
the gen
In nd, se i 'surdity of the
ldfhnLht ied my mmdit(.
w ad ,1i. r s k td, her form,
tliiiyli eor or-i
nly i wa oes and ran for
oi a ti t th- oh ame it. It was
h'ic wo of wha o aisacheown from it
.na ther. 'Tr y ,etaucismug moons,
n a he hnl acy- f ftranugurcil.
tase is r sea y(, a as fruitless
cls at M. rth13 e, s orhood, in
wane fbla p, -d im t gttrrounding
W M sum o cameo tb63ny aid. All
eed fro of thejirjsond be done.
Thd y ch couple of ne, vanished. as it
tiof the 1e is de he face of the earth.
[I Itla c. I '' 0% 'e had was the asser
-f ,oned i L . er servant that she
i r iw < of the garden that
k de~ l oy lShe had told her
a tused a a eold wom u's hear
e th won-' d sh heard not hing".
, Hrl - is I knew, to suspec
fie dearai of havg yuire,
kd by i g anytmg of her
Sed an(i er . but they were ss
d hn a o s-not by me-ex
.lienfu, uit'ied1.
ti u a and darkly suspicion
il l n r ,L m". I kuew it was
t+ 3 nW- . wea-ried of my wife,
.h a a J03 t; Lf her.
epated' i it last, nd the story
haroy ti ed vaigt..r c'herd wa ,
thi wt I k fr Ail le'tt me for nuother
ige, it her to be puate ai an
sr fsnot Idnot blame a stran
J_"l , hig ber ats well.
said, mrow to r to 1me what
i?. o y nai -'hogo w y tempiU
ale, I of its joy ; f'home .s deti 1
here continued ie vain seare . I adve
wers tised ; I employed de r n'es ; and
this went on for yeau wi bouit 1rint
[ will an me even the sad relief ofktowmng
i kiss some terrible te f.
I grow to be an old mau very ear
at ior l; ry hair lay white upon my tun
o pies bo forder. Horty. I kept in
is o little churebh, for if Helen Wore
sucw1 or living, she ioulda nd me there bet
Jend. ter than elsewhere. If she were
how e Ia, traeed to may theat som
andg voen~r of helfats distppeanice.
mage Thstl Tpweng eahdrpwssrd
eand land grllere wan and us were om
'ould Thetrees a th s oe fivebshs js
stirng mils fo th, da wray Ianokd bloom
IIO Pace. sa an wasmilio at over"t
he, so de erech but sherkel wasiall tho
such re eed he piiigtual md; nd the l
oneprso thaan being hoe. Hsgil th
falIwno e cenblshea i ae1(
t e Id~t ws g to deyi.Ay, tihe ani
mgh v riof oHercn' thapearc.
agte he am sprieate-wr
tThoon coas at ight an itheassi
sli me waspingn wn he egardens rosh
beau-an "Teen Goa d h o ud tere ofny
forge tharaes can'tiacbshs jsv
tOiroa ni Ithe donay1 hng inke backif
Illod tat cant mygo wifer.iln Tat meover
ergm dhoulder, al the ngelsd the
dniy ade meds. ct" rn hefoe
H0.. er huh falti evernic.Nw fIas toen
ls eok eher y p souldaer, and se itl
teieothe doomed thin tha onfeshin,
a tow does oneat good near, toll yomI
rett hthan hd Ihopded eais gilta
fvat teptdlisherdwl and she a n
a t alone in aden iAnda quet plae
e, tiko jmd thm foeie, and wopbe,
he inravl, andIstbe her. h when Ido
i~ia the e esrubyoer-ries they r
"654aThld well an fiht, and wthe abman
ild be a hn he teaer hspcom
nowshm it didnwhn in rope her life
[jdta a'th o vr.Ta ol
and the sound of a girl singing in
her house. I can see the blood on
my hands, and hear the gravel under
my foot as I ran away. I got some
money by the job, but I took no
comfort in it. I've never taken any
since. A woman, young and pretty,
and doing no harm to me."
"What is the m:Ltter ? Help !
1elp l Great heavens, how you
look I"
I heard him cry this out, as I lost
consciousness. The truth had com
to me at last. I know it had, be
fore lie told the tale to others and
owned that the scene of this terrible
story was the parsonage at M- ;
before they lifted the stone from
the old well, and found in the mire
at its bottom the broad wedding
ring which proved that what else
lay there, was all that was left of
my beloved wife.
"THE NEV BOY."
A GraphlO Pen Picture--M. Quad in the
Detroit Free Press.
He made his appearance at one of
the union schools the other imorning,
and, arriving ahead of time, ho
provented any feelig of loneliness
from seizing him by Jieking thrlee
yboys and riding the gate oil' its
hinges. He went in with the crowd
when the bell ra!g, and, finding no
empty seat, he perched lhnmself on
the wood box. Wien the children
repeated the "Lord's Prayer" in con
concert, the new boy "kept time"
with his heel, and when they came
to sing lie argued that variety was
the spice of song, and attempted to
sing one of his own-one about It
gentlemni namedQ( Daniel Tucker,
who dreamed that he was dead, and
so forth. The teacrlic warned him
to keep still, and he replied that he
wouldn't come to that school ii his
musical <palifications were to ba
overlooked. When school finally
op0ned the teacher secured his name
and begani asking him questions, in
order to find out how he ritould be
graded.
"Can you spell ?" she asked.
"What kind of spelling ?" he
cautiously replied.
"51)011 'house,' if you please."
"Frame or brick house ?" he
asked.
"Any kind of a house!"
"With a mortgage on it ?"
"You may spell -man' if you will,"
She said, giving him a severe look.
"Man ?"
"Yes."
"I don't care mtucl about spelling
'mii' this morning, but I will this
afternoon. I've spelled it with my
eyes shut."
"Do you know your alphabet ?"
she tsked, changing the subject.
"Nee haul any !" was the prompt
reply.
")o you know anything avo.
read~ing "?"
"I read like lightning !" he an
sweroed.
She handed him a reader, and
said
"Let me hear you read ?"
"Read right out loud ?"
"Yes."
"I'm afraid it would disturb the
children," lhe whisp~ered.
"Co onl nna( let me1 hioar' youreadt(."
Hie ]ooiked carcfiully at the page,
sqcowledl his browv and r'ead:
"If [ was a lame hoy and diudn't
get any peanuts in my stocking
(Christmnas, d1um1 my13 eyes ! but I'd
mailke thinigs jumpij ariounld thait house5
next morning !"
He han~ded the boo0k hack and1( theO
"Richar'd, how~ minany are thr'ee
anid three '!"
"Thr'ee and thr'oo what ?" lie in
"Anything."
"It's a good deal accord(ing to what
it is," lie reliiedl, as lie settled back;
"I know that three and thr'eo cats
don't make a dog I"
"Did you ever study geograiphy,
Richard '!"
"Yes, ma'amf1."
"What is geogr'aphy ?"
"It's a book."
"Is thin wt rid round or' flat ?"
"'Hills and hollers !" he rep1lied.
"lihchaird, can you wr ite ?'
"Wr'ito what '?"
"Can you wvrite yourl name ?
"I could, I auppose, but I've got
miy Inamel withiout, witinig it.'
"Catn you write a letter ?"
"Who to '?"
"To any one."
"Yen, 1 could(, if I hlad the ml01oe
to paty the postage"
"Well, Richard," she said, in (1e
spir "you'll have to go into the
lower room if you want to colle to
sehool here."
"I druthler stay here."
"But you can't."
"TIll hot you this knife agin ton
cents I can."
She took him b~y the arm to r'e
move him, but he laid his hand on
her shoulder and said, in a warning
voice :
"Don't get me mad, now, or Il
let myself loose."
Shle call1e( the principal down1, and
as lie alpproach(ed the boy, h com
"Boy, what are you doing here 1"
"Oitting eddicashun," replied
Rlichard.
"You go right downi stairs now,"
continuledl the principal.
"WVelh, don't sass me, for I was
never here before I" replied Richard,
slhowly moving his legs asif hemeant
to get down.
The 'principal took him by the
collar and jerked him around, got
kicked on the shin and bitten on the
wrist, and finally landed the young
student on the walk.
"Now, you go home 1" lie shouted
as lie tried to recover his breath.
"Am I educated ?" inquired
Richard.
"You sr'em to be!"
"Gimme a diplomy, then."
"You clear out or I'll have you ar
rested."
"Hain't I a scholar in the school
no lore ?"
"No, Hir."
"Who owns this school house ?"
demanded the boy.
"No matter ; you clear out."
."Will you comao out in the yard
here, where you can't b;ng to ally
thing ?" a3ked the boy.
"I egome, I say."
"Don't draw no darringor on me,"
warned the boy, rui hi. backed oft';
"nor don't you thik yov. cum scaro
mie with a;iy of your bowio knives."
The principal walked in and shut
the door, and after the new boy had
stood there long e;nough to show
that lie wasn't afraid, he turned and
walked off, growling to himself :
"I'll get the foreman of No. G to
pound that feller afore ho'a a wo e:
oiler.
The Donocr atic Central QAm mittee.
Hen. T. Y. Simons, nember for
South Carolina of the nationaul exc
cutive committee of the democratic
party, has called a r.eting of the
state central committee to meet in
this city on the 6th of January. A
paragraph in a Northern paper
states perhaps the motive for this
early call. Thli' national committee 1
of the democratic party which met i
recently in Now Yerk, after a full i
discussion of the situation, decided <
that it was necessary to concentrate
the aid to be given in 1876 to the ]
South upon Louisiana and South
Carolina. Tha other et. .s of the
South, it was concluded, could take 1
Care cf themselves. It was con'eded<
that Mississippi had been made
comnpletely safe for the democratic
electoral ticket, or that any onis
sions would be fully supplied by the
session of the 'esinathure, which as
semubles in February next, with a
three-fourths majority for thedemo
cratic party. It was, therefore, de
cided to secure Louisinna and Soutn
Carolina. In both s'ates, but espc
cially in the hatter, a la"ge campaign
fund was deemed absolutely neces
sary. An agreement was made that
the of $100,000 should be recured to
South Carolina, on condition that
$50,0.iO was raised by the people of
the stat. With $150,000 it was
dcend certain that the seven 'totes
of the state could be ocured to the
c W sihand idata.
W elassu,... ~. f1h duty of col
lecting the lona -'i,.. . -, this
fund devolvesi upon the state con
tral conmittee, nad that measures
will be taken to secure a thorough
canvass of tho state for that pur
pose. Our correspondents in Char
leston ray that previous to the judi
cial elections, the resident iembers
of the centra~l committee wcre quite
dloubtiail of their ability to collet so
large, a sum. The camp)aign for
Green was lost through the apathy
of the democrats on the money ques
tion. Then, too, it is now conceded
that it was a great mnistak~e to buy
Moses up to change the election
commlfissioners. The fi fteen thou
sumd dollars spent judiciously in the
c'ounjies of ]Jcaffort, Blarnwell,
Oraongeb lurg, Newberry, Abbeville
and Aiken to Organize and encour
agc the b~olt would have priodulced
results in votes which would have
given the Green ticket the state.
Un ion-Hfer'ad.
The meeting in Siumter to give
e'xpress5ion to pub)iOMlicoi i uon
the election of Moes and Whlipper,
was a rousing affair. It was large
ly attended by the best people of
tl-e county anid wvas characterized
by great enthusiasm and unanimity.
Several of theo leading men made
speeches, the burden of all being
that Gov. Chamberlain must be en
dOrsedl and sustained in what lhe has
do nI iout the judges' codemissionis
.ind that Mosoenimust b)e preventedl
frmever dlesecraLting with his
foul presenlce the court house of
S umte--pea~ceably if poss5ible,
forcibly if necessary. Though
there must have b)een 2,000 negroes
in the town, nothing was saidl or
done by them to justify the whites
in using force to protect their meet
ing-for which the latter were
fully prepared. Hlurrah for the
Game Cock County I
During Gov. Kellogg's administra
tien nime criminals have been hanged
in Louisiana, while only five were
executed in fifteen previous years.
Consolation for old maids-"mis
fortunes never come singly."
A San Francisco grand jury has
refused to indict a girl for killing
the mgn who had disgraced her.
Because an Indian woman is al
w'ays a squaw, does it necescarily
follow that an Indian baby is always
a squalling ?
AWestern judge has decided that
dry goods are dry goods oven when
soaked in water a whole week.
The Address of the 8tate Demoorati
Committee.
At a meeting of the State Centra
Executive Committee of the denic
cratic party, held in Colrmjbia of
Thursday, the 6th institt, the fol
lowing address to the people of thi
state wii unanimously adopted ant
ordered to be published :
THI ADDRESS.
Tothe People of &>uth Carolna :
The State Central Executive Coin
mittee of the democratic party do
not deem it necessary to publish an3
lengthy statement of the reasons
which induced them to meet at tll.
time. It is suffleient to say that
svents with which the people of the
state are painfully familiar, made it
udinpensable that the organization
of the democratic party in Soutl
Carolina should be revived, as the
meediest and most practicable inoani
,f bringing together our hitherto
icattercd forces, and of concentrat
ng them in'tha struggle into whicl
wo are forced for the naintonance
>f liberty and law in the State. Thm
t has become the duty of the State
Jomniittee to take such steps a
:ill enable the people of the State
o begin the work of party reorgnili.
ration at once and make it thorough
mad complete.
In the contest in which we are
bout to engage we must win. Do
eat cannot be borne. Success,
iowever, cannot be expected to
rown our labors unless thiere be ab
olite unity in the democratic par
y, together with such discipline as
ill ensure the prompt and ofli
ient execution of its policy when
leclarcl. From our adversaries
ust we learn, at last the lesson
>f organization and activity. When
he agencies on which society relies
or tho conservation of its varied
nteres Ls meaaceo those interests with
lestruction, and threaten a whole
)eople with ruin, politics are no
onger a matter of sentiment in
vhich the citizen is free to engago
>r not, according to his tastes.
Jpon the nimniigemient of our politi
ial affairs depends the security of
>roperty, as well as the safety of
usrson. By political movements
lone can the purification of the
state Government be accomplished.
)nly through political instruinen
,alities can honesty, fidelity and ea
?ability regain a preponderating in
lhence in the councils of the State.
Lo politics then, for their own salva
now address themselves -with
-hie vigor, the persistency and the
systematic endeavor which mark
heoir. conduct in business life. It
would not be wise to declare a poli
sy before the party, which shall give
affect to it, is ready for both dolib
)ration and action. The ofleers nmust
not be chosen until the rank tand
ile of the political army shall have
been mustered in and trainmd.
Thcre should bo, inl line, such organ.
W 6l";N,01 w-hSard, township and
ounty, that when u.!, 4state Conven
ion shall assemble, it A- "1l repro
ent, by its delegates, the .n
vishes, opinions and purposes of
he organized democracy of the
state. Then will its voice be the
roic of the people ;its de termuin
ion theirs ; its tiight their batttle.
L'o such organization, searcl inig and
ar-reaching, should the peoplo of
lie State without delay address
hemselves. Without it the State
annot b)e saved I
The State Convention, when it
ihall assemble, will determine an
~horitatively the p)olicy of the p~arty;
mdt by thme decision of that Conven
ion shall we all be bound. As,
owever, the democratic prirty, as
mech, has had no active existence in
South Carolina for some years, the
itato conmmitteri desire to say emi
>)hatically that, in recommending its
nstamit and comnprehensi VO organi
~ation, their sole puripose is to oh.
~ain an honest and economical gov
irnment in South Carolina, which
ihall maintain, without abridgemnen t
>r change, thme public rights and
iberties of the whole people1, and
ruarantee to all classes of citizens~
he blessings of freedom, justice and
>eiace. And in this crisis in thoe
:onstituitionail life of the State, when
ivilization itself is in peril, we look
or anmd confidentially expect to re
civo thme syimpathy and1 aid of every
itizen whose aims and desires are
ike utot( our own.
In et mmon with their fellow citi
:ens, the State Democratic Commnit
(e( have watched with anxious so
ieitudol and growing confidence the
~ourse of the p)resenmt Governor of
he State. They recognize and ap.
>reciate the value of what he las
lone, in promoting Reform and Re
~renchiment, during thme past year.
I'hey app'~aud~ his wise and patriotic
tonduict in exerting his whole ofli
hial power and personal influence
fo the undoing of thme infamous
judicial election. And they - declare
bheir belief that the democracy of
time State, rising above party as lhe
has done, will give an unfaltering
support to his efforts, as Governor,
for the redress of wrongs, for the re
duction of taxation, to obtain a just
administration of the law, and1 to
make the State Government a faithful
guardian of the public and privatt
interests of the people.
Therefore, the State Executiv<
Committee earnestly advise the peo
ple of the State to reorganize thor
oughly the democratic party, ii
preaatin fr +he f.t.to nemocata
? Convention, which will moot at a
time and place to be hereafter desig
natod by this committee. The fol
lowing gentlemen aro charged with
this organization of the party in
every precimet, ward and township
in their respeetivo counties :
Abbeville--J. S. Cothran.
Anderson--James A. Hoyt.
Aiken-G. W. Croft.
Barnwell-T. J. Counts.
Beaufort-William Elliott.
Clarondon-13. P. Barron.
Chester--W- A. Walker.
Chesterfield--A. McQueen.
Colleton-J. J. Fox.
)arlingtou F. F. Warley.
Edlgeield-J. Scott Allen,
F0airfield-John Blratton.
Georgetown-B. H. Wilson.
Groonville-T. B. Ferguson.
Horry-J. T. Walsh.
Kershaw- E. MA. Boykin.
Lexington-Gerhard Mullor.
Lancaster-J. 1) Wylie.
Laurens-B. W. Bull.
Marion-A. Q. Mcl)uffio
Marlboro'-J. H. Hudson.
Newborry-Y. J. Pope.
Oconee--. A. Thompson.
Orangeburg--J. 1. Izlar.
Pickens-R. E. Bowen.
Rtichlandl-John Mclenzie.
Spartanburg-J. It. Evins.
Sumter - '1'. B. Fraser.
Union-Rt. W. Shaund.
Williamsburg-S. W. Maurice.
York-Jas. F. Hart.
The organization of Charleston
County is entrusted to the Conmit
too of Fifteen, of which Col. Chias. H[
Simonton is chairman.
In concluUion, the State Commit
too earnestly sax to their follow
eitizens that We are not as those
without hope. ?Iho magnitudo of
the task before us can hardly bo
ovor-rated. ' Every stop is beset with
difliculty, if not danger. But, know
ing this people, the Comnmittee are
confident that Lho future can be
made as bright as the present is
dark. This is the accepted time I
By organization, labor, patience,
boldness and liberality, can pe o
and plenty and political security be
restored to the State.
MI. C. Bw'ru.:n, Chalirman.
SAMUEL IcGo?WAN, WaM. WA.LACE,
J S. RI'HIIARisuN, S. P. HAMILt'roN,
1u'os. Y. SIMONs, JOHNSON lACoo),
W. D. Sian-soN, MI. 1'. O'CoNNER,
W. W. SEumLnsI, F. W. DAWSON.
THE DARK CELL.
The Horrors of Prison--Physical, Men
tal an'1 Mortl Pc:u1s of tho Dark Coil.
In our eastern penitentiary, says
a Philadelphla paler, dark cell
treatment is only resorted to in the
iust obstinato casos. Thu last an
naal report shows twenty applica
tions in a criminal population of sevon
hundred and miore.
"You will boar in mind that undor
the laws which govern the common
wealth neither the lash nor the pad
dio can be applied to obdurato pris
onoers," said our informant.
"Does the saine mlan undergo such
treatment often ?"
"The Clses aire very rare of a
double application. On does genk
orauyJ snihgg,"
What i' the 1al111 effoet nieiitally,
morally andl~I lriall '"'
'Mentally, I ne~ noticed any ;
neither have I phlysicalIA Morally,
it has c mnsiderablo. When N io
or once undorleigoes such troiu.,ent
he rarely desires to try it again. A
man once conquered by dark-cell
treatment is conquered for his full
ter'm."
"Is it always BO effective 7"
I have never known it to fail. I
remembnher that some years ago,
when I was moro closely connected
with our prisons, there was a mnur
deoe brought from one of the into
rior counties to tihe eastern peniten
tiary. lHe was a colored man, of
excellent phiysiEpto, but brutal in the
extreme. Tihe crime be had comn
mitted was muost atrocious inl its
charactor, and that lhe wats not convict
eel of murder in the first degree was
simply owing to cowardice on tihe
part of the jury. He had been in
(arceratedl but a fewv hour11s whon he
attempjtedl to rule the prison. He
grossly insulted hlis keeper, and an
noun'edl that lhe intended to (do just
as ho pleased. In order to discipline
himii ho ,'als p)ut on broad-anid-wyater
diet, but with no good result. Then
the dar'k-cll tr'eatmnent waIs resorted
to. For two (lays hoebore it bravely.
At the beginning of the third he
sent for the chIaplinf and desired to
know what such treatment meant
and ho0w long 110 would be compell..
ed to undergo it.
"Until you submit to the rulings
of those who have you in charge and
resolve to con duct yourself decently,"
replied theo chaplain.
"Hwlong will that be ?" an
swered the culprit.
"That depends on yourself," an
swe'ed the chaplain.
"Well, nobody ever conquerod me
yet," said the plrisoner, "anld nobody's
going to do it now I"
"Very well," said the chaplain,
"perhaps you'll thlink diforontly be
fore many days roll round." Forty
eight hlours muore passed, when the
the prisoner sent for the wvard(on.
"How mutch longer am I to stay in
this place ?I" he inquired.
"Until you resolve to obey tile
rules wvhich gover n this institution.
WVhen you apologize to your keeper
and promise to comply with all our1 re
quirements you shall be roeleased."
"Suppose I don't do that, what
7 ~ IL
then ?"
"Then you will remain just where
you are."
"How long will that be?"
"You are sentenced to twelve
years, and unlessi you do as I have siad
you will spend every hour of thoso
twelve years in this coil, unless you
(di in the meantime The matter
rests entirely with your courso.'j
"Well, I toll you that you can't
conquer mue this way."
"Very well," said the warden, and
the interview ended.
Throo days more passed, and the
warden was again sent for.
"I have come to terms, said the
prisoner, "and am ready to do as
you desire." Ho then apologized to
his keeper, promised obedience and
proved a most exemplary prisoner
over afterwards. This was one of
the longest applications of the treat.
ment that I over know of in the
eastern penitentiary. Physically or
mentally it had no visible ed'ect.
In fact, I have never known of any
case of injury resulting from the
treatment. Our dark cells are
different from others. In the east
ern penitentiary the dark cell is
formed by placing a covering over
the skylight of an ordinary cell. In
the Auburn (N. Y.) prison the dark
cell is nothing more than a stone
box. The floor is formed of a single
slab, and the ceiling of a slab, and
the walls of masonry. Tho coll is
three foot wide, six foot high and six
feet long. There tiro two doors,
one of iron and the other of oak,
with no openings. A sprinkling of
sawdust half an inch deep covers
the floor, and a jill of water and
four ounces of bread form the allow
ance for twenty-four hours. Such
a mode of treatment may be im
agined. The reports of the prison
show that about one-half of the
insano ses at Auburn have resulted
from such treatinent. In our peni
tentiary the prisoner is allowed all
the water he wants and from half a
po1med to a pound of bread per day.
1OUNT ZION INSTI'UTE.
Till exercises of this institution
will be resinel on Wednesday,
J pnuary 12th. For oirenlars
.containing ti'rius anl full par
.NL,- dielar1, addre-:,:o
W. M. DWIG H T,
jain -tf Prineipst.
Executors' Notice.
^ LL persons indebted to Turner
'.'urkeilt, tl' audcl, are hereby re
<iuestd to make pia' ment to the unuler
.signed, and14 tho-o hohling; claims against
theIl esat of1 said tleasedl ar e h eltrehv noti.
tied to presn1t them duly attested.
T. W. & J. A. TU It KETT,
den 3) 1 x'2 Ex:utors:
FOR SAL1.
A valuable piecer of" town property on
,which is situatedi a cimonunou
Iweling and oufhuildiugs helonuging to
Irs. J. 1'. Menus. For particulars ad
ress
(AhlIhAR) & DAVI8.
w14nnsbero $ C
The Bet Ioucohold Oil the in World
C. WlIST & 5011' AI1AI)DIN SEtlRllTY OIL.
w ARlitAVTED 1-50 Dli;R F.ES FIRE TEsT.
Enduorsed, by the~ Fire Insuran'c C~omnpanies.
Ir'r- Rlend the. f"luwting cortifcato, soleced
frm' "my nthers
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Duaconmbo r '23, '74,
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itni hiost over t lIIct in nur hmanwhnho~ i.
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IT WILL NOT EXPLOD)E.
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I 13, I I.. W I.onmbnrr .tstrjc. Bailtmoro.
MANU1FTCTIUREUIs o
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Tobacco, Snuft', Pipes &c.,
TRADE STREET,
Ao AU.MO~Ieno,,~ Charlotte, N. C
oct 16 .Iy
CHRiSTMVAS GOODS I
WITE have a nico assortmnent of
VB ookcs, Albums and Fancy
Articles forn the holidays.
Customers will please call before
Christmas, as wvo will close on that
day.
McMA5TER & BnICR.
dec 21
BUTTER! BUT TER !!I BUTTER !
,. EN 0.Mnti HIuer. Ahto
brunt aut dish, for sale low for the cash by
PIERREn BAcoT,
nov 9.-2w Agent.
R~EVED.
cir. 8:. 23Iow 2
WXTIL nowv be found ini that large and
V splendulid storo formerly occupied
by McItLuglinL & Co. 110 has on hand
T HlE B EST STO0K 01F
Dry (oods, Notion's, Shoces anid Millinery
in Winsbuoro, to which ho invites the at
tont ion of hiis friend~s and tho publin.
-ND.N.Layer l'iaiinu, Currants, Cit
ILroun Extra Cream Cheese, Pure Italian
Macanroni at the lowest cash prioen at
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