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A WILL AN
BY MRS. ETH1
The Story of a
.Benjamin Drakvs was a poor illitor- (
ate fanner, living twenty-live miles <
from the city of A1 . At the ma- i
ture age of thirty-eight he had mar- <
vied a gentle browneyetf girl who was
generally considered alhovo him dn <
station, hut who loved him devotedly, i
lie almost worshipped her. For five <
years they had lived happily together,
working hard to pay for their little i
farm and to build a nice white cottage
upon it. Then, just as they (
were beginning to enjov the fruits of (
the ir united labors, the gentle spirit L
ot the taithiul wife took its ever- j
Ijisf.'.ii: t'/.ch:. lo.iving two little girls j
acoe. two years.
A'.'v. '.u'v wish had been that I
diiv'if.^s n.i^ht bo educated, and
t:ie broken hearted father promised s
that it spared him to watch over
them, it should be (Tone. Karnior /
Drake's maiden sister, Kllen, made >
her home with him and took charge
of the little girls until she married
Captain Overton from the city, which
"important, event took placc about the !'
time Paulina was twelvo and Minnie
ten years of age.
Then it became necessary to have a (
governess for the little girls for thvi
farmer could not be induced, to send
them to the district schools. lie
could not bear I he, t hought of being }
separated from them a whole day, and 1
looked forward with inexpressible ,v
pain to the time when it, would be- !
come positively necessary to send
them away to school, in order that '
their education might be completed.
lb- never once thought of seeking
another companion. His whole heart
had been given to the. mother of his
children and was buried in her grave, |
He tried to bear his grief with quiet
resignation and christian fortitude,
knowing thai in that "sweet bevond
he would never be again sep- 1
a rated from his Annie; but sometimes
when he would look upon the flowers \
that, had been hers, blooming so pro- (
i'usely and permeating the atruos- j
phere with fragrant perfume, all unmindful
of the painful fact that the '
dear hands that had planted and cared
for them were forever stilled, his '
great heart would almost break. In
awe he would wonder if she still 1
watched over her flowers, and then (
came the assurance that if such '
could be, she surely watched over
him and her motherless little ones, v
At such times he would cry out in 1
uncontrollable anguish: "Oh? why
was she took from me7 Seems like
I'll never gel over it or used to her '
bein' gone. I miss her all (lie time 7
and every where! (Jod bless her mem- .
'rv! She wanted nve to edicate her
babies an' I'll do it. But I never j,
did see no use of irals havin' so much j,
book larnin'. Now if they had ha'
been boys ," here he would break '
off as if ashamed, a determined look j
would creep into his face and his
hands would clench. Then looking j
with tear dimmed eyes to the heavens
ahuve he would whisper:
"Annie, darlin.' while von was Twin'
I wa? happy in doin' all you de>ired
? ! me. an" now Ilia! your purty i t
eyes are elo>ed forever, my ureatesi
pleasure i> in doin' w hat I know you L,
would like, an' in tryin' lo live so as I |
to meet you over \ onder! " 1 ,
Karniew I h ake loved both his s
daughters devotedly, but it was easy
to see that Paulina, who had inherited M
the beautiful, fun-loving brown eyes, ]
brown curls, pearly teeth and fair ],
complcixon of her mother, was his
Old black Deb, I lie cook, called her u
a "pickle." She was brimming over
with life and merriment; wov.Jit mo n
thc> cat's feel in paper, fasten a tin y
can to the dog's tail, dress up in M
Deb's best suit and imitate her
"sanctified Sunda v-^>-to-nneel inir," I
walk or do almost arvlhing for fun. | h
Deb, would often throw up her Tat I'
black hands in horror, roll Tin eves
terribly and break out in prophetic a
"Marse Ben, 1 do 'clare 'fore my T:
Lawd an' Maker. 1 ncbor is seen sicb h
a gal. She got mo' dehiltry 'bout a
her den a shore nulY boy orler had.
Do hawd a set tin' on his judgment a
throne knows T'st> been prayin' fur n
(Tat ventersome chile eber since her p
ma went to lichen an' left her down it
here in dis troublesome worl'- -bul f,
'taint no use?she gwine tcr git her h
nake broke shore or come lo some bad
On account of her roguish, fun- li
lovimr. lom-bov nature, Paulina's si
father bestowed upon her the soubri- (I
quel of "Boy," and "Boy" sho was tl
ID A WAY.
EL THOMAS. *
doomed to bo called ever after. How
often had the heart of farmer Drake
stood still with fear, as ho spied Boy
on th0 back of a wild unbroken colt,
her eyes sparkling with excitement
[jheeks glowing and curls flying, dashing
widly over the fields and meadnvs,
safely leaping fences, hedges
Hid ditches, fearing nothing, but darng
She would climb to the top of the
allcst cherry or mulberry trees, or
>11 the slippery hay now in quest of
lewly laid eggs "to make dearest
>apa an omlct." Jn vain did Aunt
".Miss Hoy shore gwine tor git kilt,
jiiwd knows!" In vain did her 1'athr
beg and remonstrate, coax and peruade:
"My darlin' Boy, do be careful!
)|i, if you should catch your death
cause 1 didn't make you behave it
vould jest kill me!"
At such times lioy would wind her
inns around his neck, kiss the anxious
ook from the care-worn face and in
ler matchless, inimitablo and irresisably
winning way, would begin her
lefense, punctuating every sentence
vith loving caresses:
"My dearest papa, haven't I al vays
been careful to hit the ground
11 a soft place when a tumble was absolutely
unavoidable? It must bo
hat. 1 am watched over and protected
>y a special Providence, for you
onow, dear, that 1 have never been
seriously iiurt. And, oh, I do have
;iu*h fun. 1 really can't see to save
uy lile how sister can be so quiet
mil dignified. II would simply make
lie go luny to even try il." Then
augliiug: "And Ihcn, papa, here's
niother thing you must consider?
'on call me 'Boy' and I feel compelI'd
on principle, to do honor to the
lame. T wouldn't disobey you for
inylhiiig, but whatever else you do,
lou' forbid my riding Fly. lie and T
inderstand each other perfectly and
am positively sure that nothing
ould induce him to misbehave in my
>resence. He loves me and would
lot hurt me for the world.''
"'Hut, darlin' you are 'most sixteen
low, an' you ought to try and tone
lown a little and not be sich a tommy
"Oh, papa, I can't! Resides there
vill be plenty of time for Ihat, T
lope, when I get to be a real grown
ip young lady?a time I positively
ihrink from seeing arrive. When I
liink about it I got all choked up
ind?oh, papa, I don't ever want to
rrow up or be anything but just your
toy," and she would cuddle up to
iiin :,s if for protection from the
l"ivaded slate. And what conld the
ond father say as he looked into the
ace of his innocent and idolized
hi Id? Only:
"Clod grant you may never get
nil. my Hoy. an' may no sorrow
ver dim the lustre of your laughii*:'
rown vyes !''
'Minnie, though also fair, was very
nlike her sister. She had deep blue
yes and' golden hair, and was as <|iiiet
ml dignilicd as lioy I he reverse. At
lie age ul fourteen, she was as far
dvanccd in her s| ndies and I wo j
uMinds lu-avier, though nol so tall as
er sister. Hoy was lull for her age!
nd very slender, while Minnie was]
0 decidedly "squally," she was
lick named ''Ducky." She could
ever be persuaded to join in any of
toy's wild romps, but greatly enjoyed
earing of her many adventures.
When lioy was twenty years of age
he suddenly became aware that life
as something more serious than she
ad always imagined. She and JJiniie
were just home from college
'here they had been for four years,
oted with anxiety that her father's
eallli had failed, and by careful,
act I nl and judicious questioning,
ad louud that he was what lie called
'purly tight run."
Tn fact it had taken no small
mount to defray their school expends,
and he was only a poor farmer,
hit at last they were home, and oh!
ow proud hp was of his lovely and
"O'a, if Annie could see 'em now!
nd maybe she does," he would mur- ,
uir, forgetting in the joy of the
reseuI, the long and lonely months
1 which his heart had so hungered
i>r the companionship of his absent |
II was a lovely morning in June |
ml liov and Minnie were seated on ]
back porch eating June apples, ,
iddenly Hoy pitched her knife into J
l(> ' ''"il basket and dexterously
irow an apple coro at an unolfonding i
cat that was crossing the yard. Poor
Tom didn't pause to inquire the nature
of his olTense, but dashed to the
nearest tree up which he scampered
in a hurry. Minnie laughed merrily
but was thoroughly surprised to sec
that Boy was looking unusually serious
"Why, Boy, what is the matter ?
You surely hit the cat satisfactorily,
didn't you?" questioned Minnie.
" Cat?" absentmindedly, "call?
Oh, I suppose so?I generally do. But
Ducky, have you noticed how papa's
health has failed? How thin he is9
Has it ever occurred to you that he
lias spent everything he could rake
and scrape, poor fellow, to educate
us? I have been through his wardrobe
and it breaks ray heart to see
how scanty and threadbare it is. lie
is not able to work himself, hardly
able to oversee the hired hands. I
have been over tlfe farm .and
hav'e never seen the crops so sorry.
1 very much fear that there will not
be enough to pay the help. Ducky,
unless we can put our education to
practical use, what good is it? We
must pul our heads ,together and
invent some way to help papa."
"Oh, Hoy, 1'ni sure I don't know?
1 newr dreamed il was so bad as
that," answered Minnie, her fair
face growing pale. Boy continued:
"I'll tell you what I wish, Ducky.
T wish from the very bottom of my
heart that 1 were a boy?a sure
enough grown up young man with a
great big mustache."
"Why sister, how ridiculous," exclaimed
the astonished Minnie.
"Just whatever you choose to call
it, my dear; but I've a good reason
for wishing it," bitterly. "Ducky,
you don't know where I've been riding
so much of late, do you? Well,
I 've been trying to get a school. I
tried at the Fork, at Dunroon and at
M lit* Ifendersijn school house. The
committeemen in the Fork district
didn't think a lady 'suitable.' At
Duuroon liiev were sure a lady could
not manage their rough set, and that
the larger buys would make 'sheep's
eyes, at me; they were certain it
would be best to have a gentleman
teacher. A Mr. Benson had already
applied for and obtained permission
to leach at Henderson. The committee
were sorry T didn't apply sooner,
and though perhaps if I should see
Mr. Benson, he'd withdraw and take
one of the other schools. And
Ducky, I really did 'sec' him. 1 explained
the situation and told him he
could get either of the schools, and
asked him kindly if he would not do
me the favor; I told him that the
committee had sent nie to him, and
that it would be so convenient for me
to teach that particular school, for
then I could board at home. I never
dreamed for an instant that he'd
refuse but he actually curled his lips
scornfully and replied: 'No, I thank
you, mv dear, T prefer this to either
the Fork or Dunrooi^' lie didn't
think tveiling a crowd of rough
country youngsters was the proper
thing for a young lady, but would
feel honored to have me for a
"pupil." and Boy's lovely brown
eyes flashed resentfully.
For a moment Minnie looked at her
sister in breathless admiration. Then
she said: "Well, Hov, he must be :i
hard old skinflint to refuse yon. But
does papa know of this?of your Irving
to ?.vel a school?"
"Mr. Benson is young. Ducky, and
as rnnccitcd as a as that little Banlam."
pointing lo a very small cock,
which was at that moment Irving to
drive a great Plymouth Nock rooster
from the yard. "Anil, no. papa does
not and must not know now that my
efforts have all been in vain. And
now, Ducky, you haw my reasons for
wishing to he a boy. flirls have no
"A gentleman! "Who can it be?"
"Talk of the angels and you will
hear their wings flop," laghed Boy.
"So, 1 shall guess that it is my chivalrous
Mr. Benson. Ray, Ducky, it
would be grand fun to go to his
school. My! I'd keep his head in a
swim. Before two days he, loo,
would be wishing that I were a sure
enough boy so that lie could have the
pleasure of thrashing me. Tint,
pshaw. I've no lime to fool away
on his Noyal Highness. T just will
have lucrative work of some kind.
I'll get dear old Dr. Arthur to find
me a situation as governess, housekeeper.
cook, washer-woman or anything
just so that T may help poor,
"I want to help him, too," said
"So you can, dear: you can be his
loving comfort while T am away. You
ire too young and too timid to go
Prom home to work. Mut forgive me,
Dm'ky, 1 should nnt have spoken In
rou of trouble. Don't worry your
>retty head about it."
The conversation was hero inter-1
'uptod by Mr. Drnko coming out and j
joining them. Minnie selected nnc
pared the nicest apple for him aiu
i Hoy pulled him down on the set to*
between them, as he said:
* 'Lit tie ones, there's goin' to be t
1 school at Henderson school ho list
taught by a Mr. Benson from tin
city. "Boy cast a sly I-told-you-s<
look at Minnie. The farmer continued
i "He wants to board here, and as h<
seems to he a proper nice gentleman
I thought if my little gals was will
, in' I would be glad to take him. Fit
teen dollars a month will help a lol
an' he offers to pay a month in ad'
vance. What does my darlin's liav*
"We say, dearest pape, do in al
things just as you like. Certainly
it will be convenient to have th?
money," answered Boy.
"Yes, indeed," echoed Minnie
"and we will try and make this v
pleasant home for him will we not
Boy?" coaxingly. But Boy only answered
by a toss of her curly brown
head and a roguish flash from hei
sparkling brown eyes. "Mr. Benson
said that if you gals wanted to take
a special course in any kind of book
lie would be glad' to teach you."
"And what did you tell his highness?"
"I told him that you was both
home an' was both finished," proudi
"flood!" laughed the mischievous
Dr. Arthur now drove up in hif
buggy, and Boy ran nut to meet him
.She was a great favorite with the
old doctor, and he greeted her warmly.
"Home from school, I see. Ant
how beautiful you have grown. Bui
'Boy' still," lie laughed as shv
sprang nimbly for a swinging liml
and quickly secured his horse.
After passing the compliments 01
the day with M'innie, Dr. Arthu
turned to the farmer: "And hov
are you, friend Drake? You seen
to be a 1 ilie under the weather,'
" Well, 'bout as common, Doctor
thank you. but that ain't nothin' t(
brag on. T ain't sick an' haint been
but am just weak an' tired. T t'ninl
I'll be alright now that my little gab
are al home agin."
"Been working too hard I guess,'
answered the doctor.
"A man in my circumstances, witl
no boy to depend on, has to work.'
"Yes," replied the doctor, gravely
"but if you haven't a boy you hav<
two of the prettiest and most amiabh
girls to be found in the State."
"Yes, my little gals are all I coul<
desire," looking at them lovingly
"but oh, how T need a boy." Tlver
Boy spoke up, and the doctor saw
that something unusually serious was
vexing her curly bead: "Doctor, whal
can a girl do to help along?" Tlv?
good man looked at her gravely before
"That's a perplexing question. Utile
one. A girl could do a great
many things that she is not allowed
to even try. I have been trying foi
weeks to get a suitable position foi
my daughter, but strange to say,
young men are everywhere given the
preference in work that a thoroughly
competent girl could manage more
successfully. Tf T were a literary
man I'd write a book on the unfair
advantages that young men have over
young ladies in the struggle for positions."
"You are such a brilliant conversationalist
that I'm sure anything
you would write would be intensely
I interestin'.r. But. doctor, your danffht"r
does not need to work," chimed
"Thank you for your compliment
which is very sweet to an old fogy
like me, though it is undeserved,"
smiled the doctor, bowing to Minnie.
"But. my dear. T see you are one of
many who think a doctor's pockets
are always lined with cash. T assure
you that such is not the case?at
least, not with me. Tda knows that
it has cost me a lot to educate her?
not that T'm grumbling, now, from
it?and she insists on doing something
to add to our income, or, toward her
own support. 1 admire her ambition;
but she'll have to give it up, for T
can't find a single position for her."
"Oh, dear!" thought Boy, "There
is no use asking him to help me. Tf
he can't find a place for Ida, his
own daughter, he can't do it for me.
I wish more than ever that T were a
boy. Poor papa!"
"Well, doctor, how's your farm;
an' how's practice payin' you?" asked
the farmer, wishing to change the
"My farm is not so good as when
j I superintended it myself, but all
thing* considered, T suppose it does
very well. My practice barely pays
for the wear and tear of mv buggy
and harness. Seriously, friend Drake,
if money was mv only object in the
jlactiee of medicine, I'd be compelled
to pitch my tent on more favorable
grounds whero appreciation and
1 ' pay wore more commonly known and
3 j "Gracious, what would become of
ins all without our doctor? It's bad
x! for you, though, that's certain," said
a the old* fanner seriously. Then con,
tinning: "Doctor, you've been pracj
ticin' in my family nigh on to twenj
ty year?by George, it is twenty,"
i looking towards Hoy as if the fact
appalled him, "yes it is; twenty year
. since Boy was born, an' I've never
. found no fault of you. An' I've al^
ways paid you?by George, Doctor,
. yon are the (list man I pay every fall.
; A doctor is the best earthly friend
we have outside of our mothers. We
I send for 'em rain or shine, sleet or
, snow an' day or night, an' we ex,
pect 'em to come without a word of
excuse or grumblin'. Then they've a
right to expect thoir pay. An' by
' George, it' 1 was you I'd slop physi1
cin' them at won't pay."
' "That's sound advice, farmer, and
I appreciate your interest; but my
, sympathy for the sick and suffering
won't allow me to be partial. I at,
ttMic! to the poorest as quickly and
sympathetically as to the richest. IVlv
regard is not here, but hereafter. Then
most people in this section are in
bad circumstances financially but
! could do belter if they would. They
work about seven months per year,
buy rations on credit, and at live end
. of Ihc year the ration bill and
preacher must be paid first, and if '
; there is anything left?which, generally
speaking there isn't-? the doctor
\ gets a little," returned the doctor,
Boy and Minnie looked with admir1
at ion on the good old doctor, while the
t farmer gazed across the yard
} thoughtfully a moment before saying:
> "I'll tell you what it is, doctor, I
believe that about nine tenths of the
f preachers nowadays are preachin' for
r the money an' don't care a red cop'*
per about a man's soul, only cause
i savin' souls '11 make 'em more poplcr
i an' cause 'em to git more money. I've
j a I 'ays said it an' '11 stick to it till I
. sec a preacher will in' to do somc1
thin' besides set in the shade an'
j read through the week and preach on
t Sundays. Look at our preacher now.
' He's got a fine furnished parsonage
to liw in at Dunroon, don't have to
' j>ay no rent or buy no wood, gets a
salery of one thousand d oilers a year
i an' then has the audacity to say it
' ain't enough to run him, his wife an'
> two darters. By George! Doctor, I
* don't see in to it. An' T met iiis
3 oldest darter in the road the other
day, an' do you think she so much
I as nodded her head at me? Xo, sir,
> she jest coolly looked me over from .
i head to foot as much as to say,
'Well, you are the queerest lookin'
' aspect I've seen today!' An' manv's
the time she's had fruit an' flowers
i from my hands." The old farmer's
- eyes snapped wrathfully.
"My friend," saiJ. the doctor softly,
leaning over and placing a friend- ;
ly hand on the farmer's shoulder,
"Wouldn't you like to heap coals of
I fire on her head ?" i
" By George! She's got her hair all
| scorched to ruin now, with enrlin'
irons," blurted tlie indignant man. 1
The doctor smiled but continued:
".Just send her a basket of your *
, matchless June apples with a little '
| note, telling her that the roses are
| in full bloom and asking her to come '
for a share.'' *
" No, blamed if I do. Invite that. !
J stuck-up thing here to insult me with
! her stuck-up way-;? Xo siree! Have
! y<>u ever noticed how she treats poor 1
1 folks when slu> meets 'em?" persisted
the farmer. "Tell the truth now."
"Ain sorry to say that I have no- !
ticed it, ' admitted the good doctor
reluctantly. "And it is vc * unhccom- '
ing in her, for these same poor and
common people have helped to educate
and dress her in ribbons and '
laces, and always at a sacrifice to
themselves. But we must rise above f
such things, my friend, and sweep the 1
cobwebs from the world with the soft
brush of charity. And now, I'm going
to leave a Ionic for you. Xo
objections, now, for you really need '
it." faking a small bottle from
his medicine case. Dr. Arthur had a
curious practice of keeping his case
of medicines right with him: no dif- 1
fcrence if he made a social call, he
never left his drugs hidden under ^
the buggy seat in the meantime, but ^
always carried them with him as if '
it. were impossible to bear the least J)
separation. The hal,:t had often saved 1
him many steps, too, and prevented 1
delays which might have been ser- i
ions. "T advise you to take a good T
long rest. Remember that proven- ^
lion is better than cure. Then I 0
think you will be yourself soon and
willing to divide June apples with
your enemies. If you had any," 4
laughing. "Tt's curious how our ill
health physically, affects us morally 1
and mentally, isn't it? By the wjiv,
din \ tell you that a young doctdr
is ffoing to put up at Dunroon? Yoa,
a line looking; young' man from tho
city by the name of Laltoche." ^H
"Hump, a newfledged thing- that'll
give physic like a boy with his first
fire cracker an' don't know whether
it'll blow him or somebody else to 'H|
kingdom come," blurted the old farmor,
at which they all laughed. MM
"Or a fine fellow like I read about ,'^H
once," said Minnie, "who will never )^H
go out in a rain or when his head J^B
aches; and when he does go will strive
to im,press all present with an idea
of his immense profoundly. As he
counts the patient's pulse and examines
the tongue, he'll fix his eyes
on the ceiling in profound contem- ^H
plation. And the poor sick patient j^B
will think he has only a clay or two
at longest to prepare for an exit to
"You'll find that we all swear by
you, doctor, as the saying goes,"
said Hoy. "You are willing to tell
your patient what his trouble is, what
you are going to put into his stomache
and what you expect it to do for him. *
You are interested in the least symptom
of the most ordinary patient, and
you are so kind and sympathetic one
doesn't mind telling you exactly how
lie. or she feels. You never prescribe
unnecessarily and' always speak so
cheerfully when you leave that the
patient doubts after all whether he
is really sick or not."
"Thank you, Boy, thank you,"
laughed the doctor. "Tint perhaps I
do not stand so highly in every one's oj^H
estimation. And really, I must go." ^BB
rising from his seat. "Stay for dinner,
can't you?" they all asked, but B^B
it was a busy day for the doctor and
he declined with thanks. nHH
(To be Continued.) ^^B
Headacho Helps. JgBB
When I feel a 'headache coming on, KB
says a writer in the April Designer. HHB
I look around for the cause. Usually
1 loosen my hair. It is not generally
known Mi-at hadr done up tightly and
pinned close to the head will cause
headache. Try letting the hair fall H^fl
loose, or braid or pin it loosely in a HQS
a different style. Sometimes it is |^^H
my collar which is too tight, and I^BB
when I take it oft my headache dis-^H5j
appears. Again it is caused by tight
or uncomfortable shoes, or by high-HBH
heeled shoes, which may feel comfort HHE
able but which will oause the trouble. Sgffl
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1908, good to return leaving Rich- raff
nond n?.t later than midniyhl, May jk
151 h. 1008. S
Xorl.dk, \ a., and relurn, account Smj|
uMieral '( onference A. M. JO. church,
May 4th-30th, .190S. Very low round
rip rates open to the i>ublic. Ticket
0 he sold May 2nd-3rd, good to
urn leaving Norfolk not later !lf tii
nidnight, May 31st, .1908. Sjv- H|
For detailed information, ra'j^ aflj
schedules, etc., apply to Southf
Railway ticket agents or address *-"? [enS
Division Passenger Agent,
1 ^y jj Charleston, S. C.
Asst. Cen'l Passenger Agt, .
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT, fljjij
T will make final settlement on the OSmw
isfafe of Y. C. Meyers, deceased,
he piobate court for Newberry conn- ^BnM
y. on Monday, May 18, 1908, at 11 v MB
i. m., and immediately thereafter ap- ';':<^H
>ly for letters dismissary as execuor
of said estate. All persons hold- MB
ng claims against said estate will
resent them duly attested on or be- B|
ore that date and all persons indebt- HI
d to said estate will make payment. |H
S. M. Meyers, HE
Ex. R. C. Meyers, deceased. H
1RY THE "RIBBOW WINNER," f.B
Best pencil perforated tablet on H
the market, for 5c. BroaJdus & H
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