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First KIM! Last.
Tn ey Bat together, hand In hand,
. The Runset nickered low;
The fl k e sea crep: up tue strand,
And caught the after-glow.
He saug a 6ong, a little song
No other poet knew,
And she looted up and thought him strong,
Looked down and dreamed him true.
The nickle sea crept up the strand,
And laughed a wanton laugh
Took up the song the poet planned,
And sang the other half.*
Times change; the two went divers ways;
The evening shades mercase
On him. grown old In fame and praise,
And her in household peace.
The echo of the false sweet words,
He spoke so long ago,
Has pass?d as B?s??u tue summer bints
Before the winter snow.
But as to-night the angel's hand
Loosens the silver chord.
And calls her to that other land
Of love's supreme reward.
She hears but one sound, silent long,
A whisper soft and low
The echo of the false sweet song
He sang so long ago. . *
A LOVER'S QUARREL.
[From Temple Bar ]
"And I say it isn't-"
"Fanny !"-a panse after the word, as if the
speaker tried to get rid of a lump in his
throat- "you're playing the fool; you've no
more notion how I love you than yon have of
the height you're standing at above the sea. I
teU you, I'd rather see you lying down there,
washed up by the tide, than know that you
want to go back again to the beach of your
own will, and be looked at by that lath-and
plaster fellow of a c?ptala.
-et, while the fierce words pass the
yoo^ fisherman's Upc, he takes ? firm grasp
of his companion's arm, lest some sudden
movement should draw her nearer the giddy
3 run had began to set when these two,
John Fry and Fanny Heywood, began to quar?
rel, and now he has just sunk into the purple
bea of clouds risen up from the sea to receive
hiv.' There has been a scene of magnificent
and fast-changing color; crimson, and purple,
. and gold-now by turns, now all at once
have held their places on the tender ground
of chrysolite-green mst fading into gray;
though its final hue lingers among the rock
. poola below the cliffs, mingled with rosy gleams
that reflect, themselves from scattered Hoctd
linee. - Tho ragged perpendicular cliu rises
some four hundred feet* above the sea, and
about a third way down its steeD side runs the
jpatti or ledge on which the lovers stand. They
care nothing, for the sunset, nor for the ex?
quisite scene be'ow them. On the right tho
tiny village nestling in the gorge of high h?ls
, -on one side wooded to the base, on the other
a precipice of rock rich in brown and purple
shadows-every here and there in Its depths
revealing a glimpse of the white foaming
river, that comes struggling and tumbling
over huge gray stones to the sea; while further
still on the right stretches a range of lofty
clift, the hues of which mock the power of
words lb render, as .succes&suily as they elnde
the painter's resources to depict-crimson pur?
ple, violet of the richest toaes everywhere
relieved by tufts of bright golden blossoms,
and the fresh green of wdyfern that fringes
the Jagged edges.
John and Fanny have disputed before this
evening, but only for a few sentences; and
?lien alisa from bim, or a tear in her sweet
eyes, has brought the matter to a standstill.
Bat this quarrel weare a more serious aspect.
John looks absolutely threatening. He is a
strong, well-built young, fellow, with a true
south ol England face-a face that is saturated
with sunshine, that puts one in mind, all at
once, of ripe August cornfields: and, taken lu
conjunction with his rich curly hair and heart,
of.October nats and squirrels.. But the deep
, black eyes, thal match so w ell with this golden
- brown, have none of their usual expression;
they are full of angry gleams, and through Ida
parted lips you can see his teeth set hard.
Fan ny looks up, and meets this stern, com?
pelling glance; meets ic. too-aa yon may tell
by the quiver of her rosy mooth-just when a
loving name or caress might have prevailed
over the perverse spirit that was rising.
It ls a puzzle that she has been able (living
BO near the sea) to keep her skin so white and
delicate looking. Her nair nearly matches her
levert, bat her eyes are not so deep in color;
there Is a tinge of blue hazel in hers that
shines-out with almost a golden glitter as John
t takes hold of her arm. She thinks he means
to make her prisoner.
"Let me go, will you? I'm not your wife
yet, John, and don't know that I ever will be."
He draws his hand away.
"Come, come Fanny, you're talking non?
sense now. I was a minnie ago, maybe. Why
should yon and me quarrel about a tiling which
cant happen if youll only let yourself be
The girl's eyes filled with sudden angry tears.
"Fm not quarrelling; I only say you don't
not any trust in me. why." (she tosses her
send scornfully,) "even if I choose to go home
by the beacb. and Mr. Russell and Captain
Standish are there, and they say a civil word
to me-what am I the worst for It Td like to
know? I suppose yon'd like me to wear
a mask next, with Jost two holes to see out of.
Everything that ls pretty is looked at, you
know it ls, and why not girls as well as any?
thing else ? I say again, yonrs isn't what I
call having trust in me-that lt lent"
The golden light is.quenched in the tears
that fairly ran over. Fanny's eyes now are
5 almost as dark as her lover's, and tenderness
seems to be swimming in them. If John could
have held out against them for two minutes,
he might have made his own terms with the
pretty, wayward, spoiled girl; bot a sensible
lover would be a phenomenon worthy of ex?
hibition, and John was not a phenomenon.
The next minute he had Fanny in his arms,
straining her to his heart, kissing offner tears,
and calling himself a "rough, jealous fool" for
having brought them there.
"No-, John, you're not a fool, but -you are
jealous, yon know yon are; ana if yon go on
like this when we're married, you'll break my
heart,. John," comes out or those pouting,
coral lips. >
"111 never be Jealous unless you give me
cause, Fanny," he says, his honest face grow?
ing grave again, "But, you see, men and
women have different natures. You can fly in
a passion and get oat of lt, all In no time, and
be as sweet and smiling as if nothing hod hap
pened;Nbut this not the way with us-anyhow,
t It's not .with sucha sulky chap as me. Once
I'm pat ap i get out of bounds, and as to see?
ing you laughing and talking with that young
fool of a captain,-why, if I was to catch you at
it, I doa't know what I mightn't be tempted
"You're threatening now, John," Fanuy
pouts, and draws herself away a little.
There ls an uneasy look on her lover's face.
He loves Fanny with ajihls heartand strength.
Hehns known her. from the time they went
crab-hunting together among the rocks with
the rest of the village children; and yet, though
his heart is so fast bound to her that he could
never tear it away, he has no sure trust in the
wilftil, bewitching girl. When he thinks ot
the future-Fanny as his wife and the mistress
of his home-an undefined, shifting fear is apt
to come between John sind his certainty of
happiness, a fear near akin to that he has felt
among the treacherous quicksands further east
when ne has been seeking anchorage.
He answers, almostsolemnly: "Am I threat?
ening, darling? Then I don't mean it. i
mean warning, not threatening. You see, I
have'nt got so many words to fit my meanings
to, as such a clever little lass as yon. Fanny.
Alli mean is, I want to pat it clear to you that
when you're, maybe, meaning no harm, only a
little teasing in play, you're playing with feel- ?
inga a man can't keep under; It's as if |
the devil was let loose in me, I know. You
dont think men murder one another of set
purpose, do you, Fanny, when they're them?
selves r? ;.
Fanny turns white, and retrepa still farther
from the cliff's edge; then she gives a tittle
"I must say,' John, you've got strange no?
tions of pleasant talk; first, you scold me till I
cry, and then you speak about murder. Now
I must go home, and if you can't trust me to
go hy the beach, IV take the long way over the
clifl s. Are you satisfied now, sir ?"
Satisfied ! John is radiant at such unexpect?
ed avrcet submission, for the road on ahead
over the cliffs is j ?st two mUes round for Fan?
ny, and when they began to quarrel she had
said nothing should induce her to go home un?
less she went by the beach, where, as John
knew, Captain Standish and bis friend are pac?
ing up and down in front of the little bay.
"You little duck !" he says, and John offers up
a good deal of attonement in word and act,
which Fanny receives with many smiles and
blufiaea, end at last he lets her go.
"W?hy?not go by the lane ?" he asks.
Fanny nods. "I was just thinking so," she
says, and she looks back over her shoulder,
and smiles Uke an ange). John thinks.
- But thc smile fades out of-her fae
quickly than the rose color from tho:
ribbon-llk<> cloud lines. By the tin
reaches? the end o? the rock path her fe?
ls dinted *4th a frown. '
The patti ends its shelf-like course ale
cliff, and slopes down to the left in a s t<
scent to the road leading to the beach;
right lt mounts as steeply to the upper
the village. A lane with high hedges f
with plumy fronds ol' lady fern, and ne ai
ground, rarer, more minute kinds nesl
green tas3els in the chinks ol loos?
masses of Btone hidden by long, satin st
Fanny stands frowning still where the
ways meet. She is thinking about John
"I don't believe he thinks half enough
me-he wouldn't dare be so masterful
And then (for a good intention repent
seldom gets a second hearing,) Fannj
herselfsneisanldiot. "Anice slave I
be when i'm married if I'm never to lc
any one or speak to any one but him. \
the use of good looks if they're all to be h
out of sigh ; ?" and she hardens herself ii
one Idea ot her own beauty, and the ai
of admiration due to it.
She stamls still, looking wistfully dow
steep lane te the beach. A sound of i
comes up to her, a hearty laugh, and
some words which brinda blush to her ch
a blush of pleasure; her lips part, and her
is thrownback saucily as two gentlemen
In sight, sauntering up the path.
."By JOTO1 this is lucky."
Captain Standish takes his cigar out >
mouth, and says, "Good evening."
He is a tall fair youth, with pale hai
eyes* Ibers is a washed-out look about
Mr. Russell has a more manly aspect,
short and thickset-something of the
Fanny is in such a flutter of vanity an
light that she hardly knows what is si
her, or what she answers. She has quit
gotten her intention of going straight h
and stands listening and laughing whil
r ~n PART rr.
: John stands listening too-just where F
left him-listening, and not yet hearing
Sterulous scream of the sea gulls at the fe
e cliff, dipping their black-tipped wini
the creaming cutl of the waves, and thei
lng In sudden flight with fanning outsp
feathers, or sinking again slowly as the al
slsts their pinions.
But John is not frowning. He smiles at
selA He thinks that he has wronged F
by his hall-formed fears. "Dear little i
ture ! how good and docile she is, after al
flrl'8 worth nothing if she hasn't a spit
er own. Ah ! at Blddeford there'll be :
of these fellows coming down to plague he
John Fry came back yesterday from B
ford; he has an uncle there, a fisherman,
has offered him a share of his boat and
business for a very moderate co ra pens?t ic
"John ?-John Fry, I say ! Hollo !-w
j are ye?" .'
A coast guard, in blue flannel and a s
hat, comes running along the rock Icdg
easily as If lt were six feet wide.
He stops short when he sees John, sett
legs wide apart, and both hands go dov?
the bottom of his pockets.
*"Well, Davie ?"
"Look alive !" said Davie, with a red 1
and jerking his thumb over his shoulder. 1
wanted below; the Blddeford boat is oil
rocks and there's one awanting ye."
"Wanting of me ?" ?M-' **
John pulls off his wideawake, double's il
and then flattens it ont with bis strong, br
hand; Anally, this proceeding having faite
solve his perplexity, be moves on to wi
Davie's thumb is pointing.
"There'llbe a blt of a guie to-night afore
boat reaches Minehead," says Davie; and I
he stands still and lights his pipe, while J
Fry hurries down to the beach.
Unless he had scrambled down thc fae
the crag-a bold feat for even solearle
climber-he must follow rhe path Fanny
taken, but he is not thinking of Fanny nj
hurries along. His nncio at Biddeford was
old man: he had already had one seizure,
this might be another. John had few fr?e
or relations, but those he had he loved i
the Intensity of a deep strong nature, and
heart was full of anxious fear for his uncle;
had left him so well and hearty, and so fol
warm sympathy with his nephew's happln
. So that when John, in his headlong n
comes suddenly upon thc group- or, ratl
the pair, for Mr. Russell has moved off
discreet distance-the young fisherman ls
bewildered, that for an instant he stand
For an instant only. It is quite dark in
narrow lane between those high fern crow;
hedges. Before one can note the changes t
have coma Jnto the two faces so near to ei
other-for Captain Standish's whiskers toi
Fanny's ch;ek as be whispers-John's hanl?
on the ct.ptain's shoulder, and the capt
stumbles backward into the hedge.
"Keep your distance, will you ?" John sa
fiercely; "that youug woman ls not free
listen to your foolery !"
He has grasped Fanny's arm while
speaks, and now he hurries her along with h
back by tho way he came.
Vehement action has calmed down the te
per of his huger. As he strides along, he
forcing himself to decide what he shalt say
He has a dim remembrance of the po
where.he left Davie, and he stops short
that. The light has faded so completely tl
he can only just seo Fanny's face plainly.
Shela v?ry white and trembling. She!
members what John said just now abont mi
?er, and as self 1B usually paramount in 1
Knights, her terror ls that he means to fli
her over on the sharp pointed rocks below
terror so g .-eat, so paralyzing, that she cam
even shriek for help. Even If she could, 1
voice would be powerless against the wailli
screaming sea gulls, and the roar of the wai
as the wind lashes them into foaming heigh
But John has no mind to harm her. Sp!
of all, he loves ber still, but be has learned
last to put trust in his own misgivings, inste
of Fanny Heywood.
"Fanny," he says, in a choked voice,
brought you here to tell you what must be ai
between un two.*'
He stopn and tries to clear his voice, but
remains hoarse In spite of him. Fanny tak
a little comfort and looks up, but his stern, s
face brings back all her fear: she clasps h
hands over her eyes, and cries out with terre
The strong, awful calm that had come
John after his first outburst gives away at tl
cry, and his anger breaks through like
Jround swell, betokening how deep ft lies hi
"Be quiet!" he says, savagely, and then th
sharp pain at bis heart nerves him, as pai
will nerve to self-mastery.
"Fanny, when I asked you if you could lov
me well enough to be my wife, I thought i
you as a man thinks of a true woman,
thought I wasn't worthy of your love, eve
though I gave you my heart and soul in e:
change. I gave 'em you, Fanny; you ha\
been first and foremost in every thoucht l'v
had since then. I'm not making a merit of i
doing-I don't know as I can take them boc]
God knows how I love you still, but ni nc
take a wife who's not content with the lov
I've got to give ber, who'll not keep herse
for me alone. I'll not pot myself in the dange
of marry i mr where I can't trust.
She had kept her eyes hidden, and he ha
not seen the shame and the sorrow that ha
filled them, but his last words stung her int
"Nobody asks you to" (her voice has th
taunting ring in it he is least able to bear.
"I'm not likely to ask any man to marry me
Mr. Fry-least of all one whom I've made
great mistake by ever having anything to d
with. I always felt I'd throw myself awaj
and now I'm sure of it. I'm fit for something
better than a fisherman's wile, I can tell you -
a rough brute that has no manners for his bel
tera. Let me go."
She pushes him, and at the same momen
Davie lounges up.
"Did vou hear a 6ignal ?'' he says. "I'n
t hi o k in' it came from beyond Hedden's Mouth
Come on and tell the lieutenant. Why, man
where be ye going, off in the dark alone;'ul
help no ane; wait and gie mc a help wi* the life
John only shook off the grasp his friend h ac
laid on his coat, and humed off into the dark?
"Well, I'm bldwed !" says Davie, "there'll
be summut more than common amiss wi' t
steady chap like that 'un afore he'd run ti
mucker along the cliff?dge in the dark." And
Davie humes back to tell the lieutenant of the
signal he fancies he has heard.
That night no one but the children wen: lo
bed In the little fishing village.
At abont eight o'clock Davie hod spread the
alarm of a 3bTp off the Hedden's Mouth, and
the danger was too well known not to rouse a
stirring sympathy in all who heard the tidings.
Lieutenant Roberta and bis men had soon put
off in thc lifeboat, and more than one of the
fishing boa-^s had followed; though the sea was
now so wild that some or the older men shook
their beads and muttered that "it were a clean
temptln' of Providence." Even In the upper
village stray rumors of the excitement below
kept folks waking.
Fanny Heywood lived alone with her father.
He had been villaje schoolmaster, but was su
perannnated now, and almost childish
Chief ideas being the correctness and upc
condition of his clothing, and the beaut]
irresistible charms of his daughter Ft
He saw no use whatever in sitting up bui
candles just because a shin .had been so st
as to get on the rocks, and he told his dan <
she would do wisely ll she went to bed to
Fanny gave him a careless answer; but ?
he had fairly gone up stairs, she placed he
at the window and looked ont. in hopi
hearing news from some passer by.
The girl's heart was very heavy to-ni
' She had not said one word to her father,
had joked, and laughed, and tried to bear
self bravely; but the pent-up sorrow gre
its struggle to find vent-in the deep lone
ness it made her heart heavy as lead.
The night was very dark. Fanny put
head out of the lattice as she heard a fa
sound, and the wind pwirling round the b
in a wild gust blew her hair into her eyes,
sound came nearer, heavy and lumbering,
like a mere footstep.
"Who's there ?" soe calls, as it comes net
there is a strong sudden horror in her, tho
she could not have found a name for it.
"It's me-Davie. I bc in a ban ow from
rocks down yonder."
"He's fallen and smashed his ankle," sa
deep voice which Fanny recognizes as flu
the second in command ol the coastguard
.tion; "I had toc?me back,so I've brought
"Is the ship safe ?" sayB Fanny.
"Well, yes," (the man speaks sulkily;) '
cried out before 6he was hurt. There's on
the boats stove in that came out after the
Fanny's heart gave a sudden bound "Is
one hurt besides Davie ?'' she says, in a ia
"Well, yes; and I must go on. Miss, n
Pm come in to fetch the doctor out to Joe ]
ter and mother, and another poor fellow-'
"Is John Fry down helping with you F
Davie strikes in; the gasping tone of Fani
words had roused him.
"I'm not easy in my mind," he says. "J
Fry left mc all In a hurry to go off to thc roi
and there's no one seen or heard on him sii
John's not the lad to stan' by wi' his hands
pockets while folks is wanting help."
Before his words are spoken Fanny is ou
the cottage door. She can see the two fig;
in the vague Indlstinctlight-a light that se?
fraught in itself with doubt and lear. With
her haste, that strange mechanical quality
call "habit" makes Fanny take down a sha
which hangs in the passage, and wrap
around her head and shoulders as she r
into the road. She mils out her bund ii!
touches the coastguard's arm.
?fc."Mr. Evans, tell any one you sec to si
help to the foot of the cliffs; and tell Lieut
ant Roberts I'm gone there to look for JL
"Gone alone-God help her!" But as
speaks there is nothiDK but the vague in<
tinct glimmer round Evans and his char
Fanny has sped on far out of Bight, down
steep fern-banked lane, iigther than it had b(
in tue upper village; for the sea is bel"
She guesses that the fishermen are not gc
to bed, and she knocks loudly at thu first di
she comes to.
An old man opens it, very oid and feet
with a face honeycombed with wrinkles,
has a lantern in his hand, and holds it up
examine his visitor.
"Let me have it, Father Pugsley," says I
girl, taking thc lantern with a grasp he is po
erless to resist. "If there's a man or a boy
the house with you, seud them ofter me to t
foot ot Ragged Jack."
The wonderful power ofinstinct has told t
that if any harm has come to John her cc
duct has caused it. She sees him hurryi
along the cliff-path when she left him wi
those taunting words on her lips. She koo
every inch of the path, and John's loving, p;
tecting care has taught her too well its dc
gers. At-thc loot ol' this massive pile of gr
rocks, which the villagers call "Ragged Jae!
the path seems to end suddenly-so abrupt
thc angle it makes ro?nd thc jagged mai
Fanny shudders when she thinks ofthejutlin
out crags below, and how much care and ca
tion it would require in the darkness to folk
the abrupt turns ol' the slippery, uneven pat
This ls scarcely a thought. She hurries on
fast that visions of what may have befaili
her lover, seems to lure her on to reach the
as they move on in bodily shape before bc
At another time Fanny would have bei
frightened at the lonely darkness; now si
heeds nothing but thc longing to find h
lover before any one else can reach him.
She was near the point, when a sudden gu
of wind blows ont her light-not for long. SI
has seen, as she carried lt, ihat old rugeli
had left matches inside the lantern. But lin
'bornent of utter dork ness, all alone on th
giddy height, with the moaning, gulping souc
of the hushing waves below, shakes Pani
from head to foot.
What If Bhn cannot find him ? What if 1
has fallen to trie bottom of the cliff, and tl
hungry wares, ebbing back, have carried hil
along with them forever ?
Her fingers grow unnerved and trembling
she cannot relight the lantern. Even if st
finds him he will not be alive. He may be a
undistinguishable mass ot broken bones an
wounds-too dreadful to think of.
Flame at last, and with it the girl's coiirai;
rekindles. She trembles still, but she draw
her shawl more closely around her and goc
forward, not so fast, but more steadily.
There ls a heart, after all, in her vain litt]
body-a heart that, almost for the first lime i
her life, 1B speaking to her more of anothe
than for herself-and the longing to help an
comfort John for bis own Bake is overmastci
lng any selfish dread.
She stops and holds the lantern high abov
her head. Just before her, black in the vagu
light, Ragged Jack stands out as if to slop ne
way. A sudden chill at her heart, and sh
lowers her lantern to the path's edge. Fann
could never remember why shedid this-i
was a strong impelling instinct. She looks
and then she shrinks back, sick and white
against the rock-wall beside her. If John ye
lives, he is lying below where she stands. Th
path is broken away, and there are signs tba
large bits of rock have been freshly loosener
from its edge and hurled down to ttie sea.
And as the reality forces itself upon Fanny
that she must descend that fearful precipice
alone in the darkness, face to lace with thi
moaning, wailing sea-a moaning and waiting
which echoes, heavily and hopelessly, everj
thought of terror-Fanny's courage flies in om
long shuddering sigh, and she sinks on hei
The attitude, or a power beyond her. brings
prayer to her lips: "Oh, my Father .'-save hin
-help me !" The words seem to nerve her
perhaps they remind her she Ls not so helpless.
She lies down on her face, and drugs hersell
to the edge. "John ?-John Fry !-John, darl?
ing ! do you hear me ?"
The wind is lulling fast, and her voice sounds
clear through tho night air.
No answer comes; the si'ence seems more
awful, and the moan of the waves more awfully
true in their foreboding.
Desperately, she raises herself and sends her
voice out In one loud piercing cry.
Then she strains her ear to listen.
Far off-seemingly as far as ttie bay on
the other side of Ragged Jack-an answer
comes, Out in a sound of* many voices; and
then nearer, almost close, so it seems by con?
trast, a feeble whistle.
All her fears are gone; she only chides at her
own delay. Still holding the lantern in one
hand, she feels her way cautiously, foot by foor,
down the cliff, till she finds at last a standing
place. She knows where she is now; the crag
juts out here into a huge jagged rock, wilh a
bush or two on it, and then goes sheer down to
Again, close beside her, the whistle sounds
louder than before.
She calle, but no answer comes; and then
she holds the lantern st that its licht falls
Close to her-so close that her next down?
ward footstep would have been set on his face
John Fry is lylag with shut eyes. He has
been caught, seemingly, between thc bushes
growing on the edge, for ouly his head and
chest ore visible.
Fanny kneels down, ehe touches ins face
timidly with her hand, aud then draws it back,
"John I-John, darllmr ! Open your eves !
Speak to me 1"
He iles there as still as the gray rock, al?
most as cold. She forgets the danger ol'fall?
ing; 6he twines her arms around him; she mur?
murs to him, and presses warm kisses on Lis
"Oh, John, my darling !-my darling ! Look
at rae just once: let me hear you say once you
forgive my wickedness !"
8ne might as welt cry to the rock itself; and
yet, as she presses her lips on his, it seems as
if some warmth lingered in them.
Suddenly ehe raises her head and cries out
loud for help. A strange sound has readied
her. She listens breathlessly. Yes, they are
coming. -Overhead, she hears voice?, and,
from the sea, the strong, regular pull of oars.
John Fry was taken home alive, but there
came weeks of anxious watching before he was
able to walk once more beside Fanny Hey?
wood, to the scene of his fearful fall-and then
he walked wi ttl crutches.
Fanny smiles brightly in her lover's face.
She is trying to cheer the sadness that, spite
ol' bis efforts, clouds the strong man's eyes at1
times, for It is very hard to John Fry to realize
that he ls crippled for life; bat under the girl's
smiles, ls a lender, subdued look new to ber
face. It may be that tbe bitter tears she has
sheck during her long patient nursing, have
left their trace-tears, not only of eorrow for
her lover's sufferings, but of contrition for the
part she had acted toward him.
"Fanny!" (John had stood in silence for
some minutes beside the broken pathway) "I
don't think you and I will quarrel again-will
we, darling ?"
He looks at her smiling, with his deep, lov?
ing eyes, and she tries to answer brightly ; but
the recollection of that foolish quarrel and its
ending masters her, and tears come instead of
"Hush !" he whispers soitly; "you'll spoil
your sweet eyes, my darling, and they're my
eyes now-at least they will be after Thurs?
Fanny hides the eyes on his shoulder.
.'Don't ask me to promise, darling," she whis?
pers. "While you've been so ill I've learned
more about myself than ever I thought to
know. I wonder how you lind anything to
love In a girl who can put no trust in herself!"
There ls no need to tell John's answer.
PHI I.ADELPHI A-Per sehr S H Sharp-167,021
The Charleston Cotton. Klee anil Naval
Stores market* *?
Omca CHARLESTON NEWS, l
TUESDAY EVENING, May 17, 1870. f
COTTON.-This staple continued to show decid?
ed depresslcu, buyers holding off for lower ral.-s,
with a disposition to offer about 2lc $ lb for mid?
dlings; bat factors were not yet willing to come
down to this figure, and the transactions were
limited to less than loo bales, say 8 at 1TM, s at
1$M; 40 at 19; 21 at 19%; 8 at 20 cts. Quotations
RICE.-After a pause in this market this grain
opened yesterday at steady rates. Sales over loo
tes or clean Carolina, say 40 tes at 7% : 81 at 7%c
V lb. We quote common to fair clean Carolina
at 6%@7c; good 7%@7%c <P m.
NAVAL STORES.-There was no business of im?
portance in these articles.
FREIGHTS.-To Liverpool, by steam, direct nomi?
nal, via New York, 7-16d on uplands; ll-16d
on sea Islands; by sall we quote 7-16d on
npland cotton, and %d ? m on sea
Island cotton. To Havre, by steam, nomi
aal; by sall, nominal at Xe on uplands
ind l^c on sea islands. Coastwise to
sew York, by steam,, a ft on uplands
md %c on sea Islands; by sall, Kc V Bi on up?
lands. To Boston, by steam, nominal; by sall, %
3 Xe V lb on uplands. To Philadelphia, by steam,
.ic V ft on uplands; by sall, somewhat nom?
inal. To Baltimore, by steam, %@%c V ft on
ap;ands; by sall somewhat nominal.
Ex CHAN SK.-S teri lng 60 day bills 23%@24%.
DOMESTIC EXGHANGB-Quite heavy. The banks
purchase sight checks at % off and sell at M
premium. Outside they purchase at ii?% off
and sell at %@% premium.
OOLP.-Buying at 13% and Belling at 14%.
Markets hy Telegraph.
LONDON, May 17.-Noon.-Consols 94%. Bonds
LIVERPOOL, May 17.-Noon.-Cotton quiet: up?
lands ll%d; Orleans ll%all%d ; eales 10,000 bales.
Pork H2s 6d Red winter wheat 8s llda9s. Red
Western wheat 8s 3d. nour 20s 3d. Corn 29s Odi
Bacon, short ribbed middlings, 64s. Yarns and
fabrics at Manchester quiet.
Evening.-Cotton dull; uplands Hailed; Or?
leans ll ?-id ; Bales 16,000 bales. Speculation and
export 2000. Breadstuffs, lard and naval stores
quiet. Tallow 34B.
FRANKFORT, May 17.-Bonds opened quiet at
,WMi and closed quiet at 95%.
PARIS, May 17.-Bourse closed quiet. Rentes
HAVRB, May 17.-Cotton opened heavy at ir
NEW YORE, May 17-Noon.-Stocks sironj:.
Money &aO per cent. Gold 14;-?. 62's 12%; Ster?
ling, long 9%; short 10%. Tennessee ex-cou?
pons 60%; new 63%. Virginia new 69. Louisiana
old 70; Levee e's 73%. Alabama S's 101'.; fa
75. Georgia e's 86; 7's 05. North Carolina, old,
49%; new 24; South Carolina, old, 93; new 84V
Flour dull and 5c. lower. Wheat dull. Corn
quiet, without change. Pork quiet; mess $30.
Lard dull at 16%al6%c. Cotton dull and droop?
ing at 23%a23%c; sales 1000 bales. Turpentine il
a42c. Rosin $2 07%a210 for strained. Freights
Evening.-Cotton heavy; sales 2700 bales; mid?
dling uplands 23c; Orleans 23%& Dour, State
and Western 10c lower; Southern dui!. Wheat
dull at la2c lower. Corn heavy ; new mixed West?
ern $1 06%. Beer quiet. Pork heavy at $29 87%.
030. Lard steady, wnlskey dull. Rice firm at
6%a7%c. Sugar dull; Muscovado 9,'?al0c. Coffee
firm and quiet. Molasses In moderate request ;
Porto Rico 66C Turpentine on the spot 4la42c;
afloat 40a4ija'c. Tallow steady at 6%a63?c.
Freights heavy. Sterling Armer at 9?? : short 10%.
Money 4a5 per cent. Gold 14%. Governments
steady; Southerns generally quiet.
BOSTON, May 17.-Cotton easier; middlings
23%a23%c; sales 200 bales; net receipts 55 bales;
coastwise 155 bales; total 210 bales; stock 5000
EALTIMORE, May 17.-Flour quiet; no quotable
change. Wheat, red $l 50al 60; Pennsylvania dull
at $135. White corn lower at $1 22; yellow $116.
Oats 65. Pork firm; bacon active and firm; shoul?
ders 14. Lard 17%. Whiskey $1 lOal 12. Cotton
dall; more sellers than buyers; middlings 23c;
sales 60 bales; receipts 180 bales; exports to Crea:
Britain 153 bales; stock 2234 bales.
CINCINNATI, May 17.-Oom dull and In Ugh: de?
mand, with more sellers than buyers. Whiskey,
old prices, $1 07. Mess Pork quiet, but held
firmly at $30. Lard in fair demand at 16%c, but
held at l6%c. Bacon firm; Shoulders? 13%c,
but held at 13%; sides 16%al7%c, with light de?
LOUISVILLE, May 17.-Corn $1 20. Pork $30.
Shoulders 13%c; sidesI7%al7%c. Lard 17c. Whls
$1 OCal 07.
bT. Loins, May VJ.-Corn unsettled, except for
white, which ls firm. Whiskey quiet. Provffibns
are very firm. Mess pork $30a30%. Shoulders
I3%al3%. Clear sides 17%. Lard nomina'.
ADGUSTA, May 17.-Market closes with a fair de?
mand at lower rates; sales 346 bales; receipts in
bales; middlings 2ic.
SAVANNAH, May 17.-Cotton drooping; mid?
dling 21%c; sales_350 bales; receipts 1272 bales;
exports to Great Britain 3158 bales; stock 39,619
GALVESTON, May 17.-Cotton dull and unchang?
ed; good ordinary 18%; sales 100 bales; receipts
740 bales;exports to Great Britain 863 bales; coast?
wise 165 bales; stock 28,884 bales.
NEW ORLEANS, May 17.-Cotton very dull: no
quotations given for middling; sales 450 bales;
net receipts 5327 bales; coastwise 268 bales; total
5595 bales. Exports to Barcelona 1257 nales;
:o Havre 3224 bales; to Boston 413 bales; stock
126,742 bales. Sterling 26a26%. Sieht % pre?
mium. Gold 15.
NASHVILLE, May 14.-COTTON.-The demand
was very weak to day, with very few buyers.
We quote: Interior 10al7c; ordlnarv 18al9c; good
ordinary I9a20c; low middling 21%a21%c.
Stock on hand Sept. 1, I860. Non?.
Received to-day. 275
Shipped to-day. 335
Stock on hand. 6.031
FLOUR.-Market active, with shipments to-day
01250 barrels South. We quote: Superfine $4
50; extra $5; family $6; fancy $6 t?. *
CORN.-Sales en tlie wharf of 600 bushels a: $1
25; also sales and shipments or 1500 bushels at
$1 25 per bushel ror yellow, and $i 30 per
bushel for white, sacked and delivered in depot.
OATS.-We quote at 70a75 per bushel, sacked
and delivered In depot.
WHEAT.-We quote buying price as foUews:
Mediterranean 95c; red $1 05; autber and white
$1 lOal 15.
Interior Cotton Markets.
MACON, May 14.-Receipts to-day 288 ba:es;
sales 59; shipped 120 bales. The market was
quiet and dull all day, and prices declined %c.
The market closed this evening with a moderate
demand at 2icfor middlings, and but little offer?
ATLANTA, May 14.-The market closed at 20%c
for middlings; I9%c for low middlings; lS%c for
good ordinary; !7%c for ordinary.
BeceJpta by Railroad. May 17.
BOOTH CAROLINA RAILROAD.
547 balee cotton. 64 bales gooda, 160 bbla flour,
478 sacke oil meal, 60 bbla narai stores, 3 r .?rs
lumber. To RaUroad|?gent, L D DeSaussure, A
B Mulligan, Graeser A Smith, Pelzer, Rodgers A
CO, Smith A Chapean, G H Walter A CO, Mowry A
co, W C Courtney A co, G W Williams A co, J B B
Sloan, J D Aiken A co, W W Smith, E J Wise A co,
Frost A Adger, Wagener A Monsees, and Gold?
smith A Son.
Per steamer Argo, from Bull Rirer, Edisto, Ac
Mr Richards, Mr Howe, Mrs A Nuice, and 15 on
First Quarter, 8th, 10 hours, 17 minutes, morning.
Full Moon, 15th, 12 hours, 43 minutes, mornnlng.
Last Quarter, 22d. 12 hours, 49 minutes, morning.
New Moon, soth, 4' hours, 37 minutes, morning.
H. A S.
CHARLESTON, S. C., MAY 18
Steamship Falcon. Horsey, Baltimore-left -
instant. Mdse. To Mordecai A co. P C Trenholm,
S C Railroad Agent, J R Pringle A Son, J A Quack
enbnsh, R A A P Caldwell, E J H Fischer, H Bis?
choff A co, JP Brown, Charleston College, L D
Mowry A Son, Jeffords A co, B Feldmann A co, F
C Borner, Steffens, Werner A Ducker, A Duncan
A co, Ravenel A Holmes, Dr G w Almar? Southern
Express Company, H Cobla A oo, G Riccke, J II
Graver A co, C Voigt. W c Dukes A co, J B Moore,
Paul, Welch A Brandes. D O'Neill A Son, J Heese
mann A Bro, H Klatte A co, T J Kerr A co, EH
Stelling, H Gerdts A co, I.nurey A Alexander, E R
Cowperthwait, M C Baubanm, Wagener A Mon?
sees, F J Llllenthal, J ll Miller A cu, O Philips, and
P H Russell.
Sehr Ann S Deas. Garbati. Wes: Toint Mill. 75
tierces rice. To Porcher A Henry.
Steamer Argo. Boyle. Bull River. Eiiisto, Ac.
Mdse. To Douglas"Nisbet. J C II Ciaussen, J
Triest, Kinsman A Howell, and others.
Sehr S B Sharp, Webb, Philadelphia-n F Baker
Sehr Kate E Rich, Doughty, Philadelphia.
Sehr Nellie, French, Bucksville, S C.
FROM THIS PORT.
Steamship Sea Gull, Dutton, Baltimore, May 17.
DP FOR THIS PORT.
Sehr May Morn, Stetson, at Baltimore, May 13.
LIST OF VESSELS
tn?, CLiAnnn AND SAILED TOB THIS] PORT.
The Village Queen, McGray, up.March 31
Brig Lewis L Squires, Tyler, op.April 21
Sehr Montana, Hearse, up.Apiti 29
Sehr N W Smith,'Tooker, cleared.May 9
Sehr David Wasson, Tapley, np.May 4
Sehr Lilly, Hughes, up.May 9
Sehr J S Ingraham, Packard, cleared.May io
Sehr Wni Bernent, Penny, up.-.May 12
Sehr E A Hooper, Champion, cleared.May 13
Brig Kennebec.Minott, cleared.May 3
Sehr Edith Everman, Carson, cleared.April 25
Sehr Governor Burton, Ludlam, cleared.. .May 9
Sehr Ida Richardson, Bedell, up.April 28
Sehr Surprise, Beers, cleared.May 8
Sehr J ll Stickney, Fooks, cleared.May 13
Sehr May Morn, Stetson, up.... ;.May 13
Brig Mary E Dana, O'Neill, c'teared.May 0
QEIjinu, Orockmj, #c.
^yiLLIAM G. WJOLDEN & CO.,
CROCKERY, CHINA AND GLASSWARE.
CHINA DINNER SETS from $35 to $75.
CBINA TEA SETS irom $8 to $25.
CUT GOBLETS, $2 50 to $12 per dozen.
CUT CHAMPAGNES, $2 50 to $10 per dozen.
CDT WINES, $1 25 to $S per dozen.
CUT CORDIALS, $1 25 to $6 per dozen.
CDT LEMONADES, $2 50 to $6 per dozen.
(IDT TUMBLERS, TS cents to $12 per dozen.
DECANTERS, $2 to per dozen.
THE IMPROVED GEM SELF-SEALING JARS
EXTRA PIECES FOR CHINA SETS.
CROCKERY AND GLASSWARE
IN ORIGINAL FA CRAG ES.
AT WHOLESALE. No 137 MEETING ST.
OPPOSITE UAT.VE STREET.
AT RETAIL. No. 355 KING STREET,
CORNER BEA "TAIN.
OTJTH CAROLINA RAILROAD.
O ENE RAL SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE, 1
CHARLESTON, S. C., May ll, 1870. j
On and after Sunday. May lath, the Passenger
Trains upou che South Carolina Railroad will run
POR ACO CETA.
Leave Charles: on.3.30 A. M.
Arrive at Augusta.4.20 P. M.
Leave Charleston.8.30 A. M.
Arrive at Columbia.4.10 P. M.
Leave Augusta..'.8.00 A. M.
Leave Columbia.7.45 A. M.
Arrive at Charleston.3.30 P. M.
AUGUSTA NI G BT EXPRESS.
Leave Charleston.3.30 P. M.
Leave Augusta.6.00 P. M.
Arrive at. Augusta.7.05 A. M.
Arrive at Charleston.5.40 A. M.
COLUMBIA NIGHT EXPRESS,
Leave Charleston.7-3U P. M.
Leave Columbia.7.50 i*. M.
Arrive at Columbia.IMO A. M.
Arrive at Charleston.t.ti. 15 A. M.
BUMMERwLLI TKAI/ftft A
Leave Charleston.2.50 P. M.
Arrive? Su/nmerville.4.10 P. M.
Leave SumnferviUe.7.10 A. M.
Arrive at Charleston.8.25 A. M.
3 CAMDEN BRANCH.
CamdCD and Columbia Passenger Trains on
MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS and SATURDAY'S, and be?
tween Camden and Ringville dally, (Sundays ex?
cepted,) connects with ap and down Day Pas?
sengers at Klngvi?e.
Leave Camden.6.35 A. M.
Arrive at Columbia.11.00 A. M
Leave Columbia..'.LOOP. M.
Arrive at Camden.6.40 P. M.
H. T. PEAKE.
mayl3 General Superintendent.
Sasrj, Slino ano Soor Joctorrj.
g ASH, BLIND AND DOOR FACTORY, MOULDING AND PLANING MILL.
DRESSED FLOORING. CEILING. WEATHER BOARDS, SHELVING, BOX BOARDS, Ac, Ac.
Overa hundred different PATTERNS of MOULDINGS, raak inc over 100,000 feet on Hand, for sale at
NEW Ti ORK PRICES.
MANTEL-PIECES, DOOR AND WINDOW FRAMES, made to order, at sbort notice.
STAIR RALL, NEWELS AND BALL?STERS or Walnut and Mahogany, on hand and made to order.
GOOD and SUBSTANTIAL WORK made as CHEAP at this establishment as can be made lu the
United States. We have on hand the largest stock of the above Goods south or the City or Baltimore,
all or which we guarantee will give entire satlsraction to all who want GOOD and SUBSTANTIAL.
WORK. The subscribers can reler to gentlemeu ail over this state, Georgia, North Carolina and Flori?
da, as to the character or their work for the past twenty years. ?A
TV. 1?. RUSSEiyL ?fe CO.,
. , . FAST END HASEL STREET,
Opposite Wando Fertilizer Works, and in the immediate vicinity of Charleston and Pavilion Hotels.
AGENCY TRANSFERRED TO
HART & C O . ,
fio. 39 HAYNS STREET, ASD CORNER KING AND MARKET STKKKTS^
CHARLESTON, S. C.
MS- A FULL ASSORTMENT CONSTANTLY ON HAND AT MANUFACTURER'S PRICES,
lUrng?, (?rjanicols, Sit.
\\rW SOLU EVERYWHERE. ^T? i
s WHOLESALE DRUGGISTS
N. B. 'flic Commissioner of Revenue has decided
that any dealer can sell this article without a
spec?al license. _m ch 2
' Murray & Lanman's
The mest celebrated and
most delightful of all per?
in mes, for use on the hand?
kerchief, at the toilet, and
in thc bath, for sale by all
pi ??frgists and Perfumers.
For ?aie by
BOWIE. MOISE A DAVIS,
If, BAER. ,
Charleston, S. C.
TJ ST. RECEIVED
CARBONATE OF AMMONIA
Bicarbonate of Soda
Cream of Tartar
4? Fresh Hops.
For sale, wholesale and retail, by .
Dr. H. BAER,
oct6 No. isl Meeting street.
?y^ra. MATTH IESSEN,
No. 201 KING STREET, CORNER -WENTWORTH,
AGENT FOR THE MANUFACTURERS
OP TOB -y
EACH QUALITY OF SHIRT IS NUMBERED.
PRICES AS FOLLOWS
reba om os
1HUPE1N Jb WIN KL EB,
Cf ?'Iii NO. 2^6 KI>G 8TRF?1?.
THE REST, CHEAPEST AND MOST DURABLE
Material lor RoodDg Known.
For sale by %>
CAMERON, BARKLEY & CO.,
Corner Meeting and Cumberland streets,
mca24 cmo Charleston, S. C.