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! The Ninetj
s BY MRS. ETH
One day during the beautiful
March weather, little Mrs. Thorndyke
sat in a rocker by the window
gazing northward over the freshly
plower fields. In the distance sho
could see the stalwart forms of her
husband and son, Vernon, and could
hear their gentle 'Gee, Moll," "Haw,
Fred," as they followed the slick
mules up and down the long furrows.
The peach trees were in full bloom
and as the delicately perfumed
zephyrs lightly kissed her brow and
ruffled her hair, the little woman
wondered why it was that she exnfirinnnfwl
mi < In-ill i>f 'P....!..
k ? v? mvii^iiu i i un
IB she looked upon a beautiful scene.
Nature was busy with her brush, and
had already touched the budding trees
with many delicate tints, and (lie
mountain left of tlie farm was en H
trancingly beautiful with every shade
H[ For several evenings the "wliipEH
poor-will'' had been singing and Mr.
Thorndyke declared that cold weather
j^H' was over and corn planting time had
come, .lust outside the, window as
fluffy white lien with a large brood of
fluffy white babies was taking a dust
j^^Bfbath. The little ones, impatient at
the mother's prolonged stop, wandcr^ /
ed farther away on ? hunting expediW^m
lion of their own. The old hen cluckHb}
ed loudly, coaxiugly ami ihreatening1/
to no avail, and was just starting
on a hunt for her refractory babies
when a hawk swooped down and
^^^caught one. carrying it away in his
Sj^^Hcrucl talons, while the rest ran lo the
^ ^Bjlistrnctcd mother for protection.
Tears came in Mrs. Thorndyke's
|HH "How croullv one must suffer,
HBraBnmetimes, for disobedience," she
^pWfij|uirmured. "Even poor little chickens
^ V^w'ijMist pay the penalty." Then her gaze*
L ttv?j??cler?d back toward her son and
P tender, motherly feeling surged
T TOjjRver her soul. Poor Vernon, he sufk
MVvred, too, but it made a man of him,
m Uroank Clod! All boys must sow "wild I
Ms more or less. I suppose. Hut
h<* triad, how devoutly thankful I
an* that Vernon sowed his while so
yo.^Vti', and is now sn steady. Bless
I my .Viny! he will be If) this summer,
and If or .ur years has been as
< tied t^s lii> papa. ITearinf some one
I on tl/? piazza. Mrs. Thorndyke went
to th?* $oor.
"Why how do you do, Mrs. Allen?
Come ric'iit in. T am so gind to see
you. Am sntVeriut.* dre-V fully with tl.e
I 'blues' and no one can cure me so
1 quickly as yon."
1 Mrs. Allen was a great big bunch
of loving kindness and mothered the
whole no'i.hb'M'hood. S' < weighed 'J00
f pounds, and by the side of Mrs.
.1 fill- "il * ' '
j. norn?tvk?, who only weigiied !j/,
V she looked a veritable giantess. Puf1
fin<:- and blowing. she wt.'ked in and
took ,'i rocker and pave her stiffly
starched bonnet to her hostess, who
laid it. carefully on the bed Then
picking up her gingham apron, she
wiped the perspiration from her face.
1('My aint it hot? T do say?it's queer
how everybody axes that question,
jest as if one didn't know it good as
another! But what in the land have
you got the blues fur? An'why hain't
you bin writ in none fur the papers
"Well, now, Mrs. Allen, I don't
whether I've jrot blues?or what.
Rut. it seems to me T ean't do a thing
to save my life, only cry?and 1
don't know what T want to cry fori
When I try to write, two or three
pages is as much as I can accomplish,
then, my gaze gets fixed in a certain
8 direction and stare, stare, stare, witli13
out a single intelligible thought or
if idea nresentinsr itsself. is Hip rcsuH."
!! "Let 1110 sop your tongue. Humph!
pral! you need a liver regelater an'
spring tonic. If your liver don't act
you needn't expect your brain to
work. An' if your blood's full of
pizen, you cain't expect- to feel
smart an' chipper like, an' have a
appetite that's rambunctious. 1 never
did put much store by doctors fur
spring ailments; but T can sight you
to a kind of herb tea that 'll astonish
yon by its results. It aint bad to take
"All right. Mrs. Alien; knowing
your reputation as a doctor and
nurse, T feel 110 hesitancy in placing
myself in your hands."
Mrs. Alien took a package from her
"' t, "TTorc you arc! "she exelaim owing
it iu Mrs. Thorndyke's
knowed i/ inv mind you needwhen
I Started \ put it in my
''akfc 'a teaspoonful an' pour
hot water 011 it. Drink at
me an' in three days you won't
r and Nine.
IEL THOMAS. !
"I declare," laughed Mrs. Thorndyke,
UI never saw your match. You
just know everything! Say! a hawk
caught one of my little chickens a
few moments ago?can you give me
any kind of a remedy for him, besides
A humorous twinkle came into the
old lady's eyes. "Why, your pore
ignerunt little thing! put nliorse shoe
or a Hint rock in the lire. Keep il hot
and it'll draw the hawks claws up
if I.e come in '200 yards of the house,
an' he can't open 'cm to grab a
chicken to save his life."
4'Mrs. Allen! be ashamed of yourself!"
laughed Mrs. Thorndyke.
"Surely you arc not that superstitions'?"
"Well Susan Raker has the
best luck raising cliickotts ol' anybody
in I his sot I lenient an' i've heard her
say time air agin that the hawks wnz
allers a dahhiu' after her chickens an'
endn'l get 'em. an' a hot horseshoe
wuz all that saved 'em, an' she lowed
it wn/, a more ('hristin act then mnrderin'
the pore things which didn't
know any better, hut jest l'ollered alter
thare nateral instincts," continued
the old lady solemnly.
"Murder a hawk, indeed!" exclaimed
Mrs. Thorndykc. " Nakes
alive! when I think of how my poor
little innocent chicken went olV cryin"'
in agony?why, could kill 100
hawks and feel 110 compunction. Jf
Mrs. Maker is so squeamish about
killing hawks how does she manage
to shed the innocent blood of a
Mrs. Allen leaned over and whispered
loudly: "She don't?she puts
'em in a oil cloth bag an' chloroforms
'em!" and then joined in Mrs.
"No. dearie, layiti' all jokes aside?
I don't believe in hot horseshoes and
rocks. An' we wimmin folks enn'f nil
handle the gun?but we oughter. Nux
vomica, a teaspoont'ul every other
day in food for !2."? little chicks, will
do Mr. Hawk up a job if he catches
one. Xux vomica is a queer stuff; it
won't hurt chickens or people or enythimr
horn with their eyes open, but
is shore death to hawks or envthing
else born with their eyes shut."
''What a treasure you are!" exclaimed
Mrs. Thorndyke. "I'll <ret
some riirhl away. I do wish there was
something I could do for you?you
do so much for me."
"Well, you can. I want to borry
some readin' for the boys, to see if
I can keep 'cut home of nites. Here of
late my baby one, .lim. has got to
runnin' around turrible an' I've notified
if he could get readin' matter
that he was interested in, he'd stay
ill an' read. 1 've bin after the old man
to perscribe fur some books and
weekly's fur 'em but he lows times
air too hard. You see, he hain't got
I no hankerin' atter books hisself, an'
I don't know liow to feel about them
1'at has. I've never bin able to read
much, an' never try nuthin, but the
Bible, but I do love to see folks with
books an' paper's in thare hands an'
tr\in' to larn."
"What kind of reading matter
does Jimmie like best?" asked Mrs.
Thorndyke, leading the way to the
"front room" where the girls receive
company, and where a goodly
number of books were piled on the
"center table" and also tilled a neat
little homemade hanging bookcase.
"Why, thare's one kind of a weekly
about a boy named "Wild West"
and anuther about "The Liberty
Boys of 76 and?" Mrs. Thorndyke
turned deadly pale. Turning, she
caught Mrs. Allen's hand and drew
her to a seat on the sofa, placing herself
at her side.
"Mrs. Allen, for find's sake, for
your boy's sake, for your own sake,
keep such books from your house!
They are rank poison to a boy of
Jimmie's age?to any one. Oh! such
literature is ruining the young generntion.
There ought to be a law
prohibiting the sale of such stuff. T
verily believe that more boys are
ruined bv such trash than are ruinorl
by whiskey and cigarettes. To read
of the darincr exploits, thrilling experiences
and hair-breadth escapes of
"Wild West," "Dick Slater" and
"Bob Kstnbrook," naturally makes
their young hearts leap in admiration.
From 12 to 1f> seems to be a
critical age with boys as well as
girls. During this age is generally
the lime when foundations are laid
<?n which character is built. Oh!
keep the literature you mentioned,
awav from your boys."
Mrs. Allen was astonished at her
friend's vehemence, and also somewhat
puzzled. "I do say!" she exclaimed.
"The way you talk an' feel
makes the creeps run up an' down my
back. I've hearn Jimmie readin' them
books out, and 1 enjoyed hearin' 'em.
Hut 1 never thought of the harm in
'em. It aint sich explitos here in a
civilized country. You know it's been
oven a 100 years ago so nee them
Liberty Bovs's had sich doin's. An'
"Wild West" allers acted in the
West you know. 1 can 'I see what
rale harm it can do a boy to read
about sich things. 'Pears to me it'
it keeps him home stiddv of runuin'
I about at night, that it's a good thing.
It shore seems the least of two evils
anyhow." And Mrs. Allen, still puzzled,
looked inquiringly at Rlrs.
Thoriulyke, whose face plainly betrayed
that she was going through
a mental struggle, trying to decide a
At Jasl, she spoke: "Mrs. Allen,
it is a well known fact, vouched for
by Ilu? whole neighborhood, that Vernon
is an uuusuallv ?joo?I Imv?isn't
it ?" smiling. '' Korgive a mother's
"That's so. Since yon all moved
here two years ago, I hain't never
liearn a soul speak of him only in
praise an' admcration. lie is the very
best young man, I know of?not aeeeptin'
my own hoys, which 1 don't
deny air a lit lie wild, hnt as good
uatcred as ever lived."
"Well, dear Mrs. Allen, to prove
the truth of inv assertion, concerning
poisonous literature. I will tell yon
in eontidence, a hit of personal experience.
It is something I don't like
to think about, much less speak of.
hnt you have been so kind to me?
and I dare not keep from yon, under
the circumstances, truths which
should impress you forcibly. You
know that before we moved here we
lived at S , and worked in the
cotton mill. When Vernon was between
14 and 1"> years old (he worked
in (he mill too) he began to he
out at night?not late?but .just, till
early bedtime, and he was so good
to work that his papa thought no
harm would come by letting him have
a little freedom. We generally knew
where he was?either at the "company
store" or at a neighbors. Soon
1 noticed that he and a certain boy a
year older, Fred Arthur by name,
were almost inseparable. Vernon
spent nearly every night till !) or 10
o'clock with his friend, but it was
very seldom that Fred could be induced
to spend any time with us. I
was very much puzzled and asked
Vernon why it was that he visited
Fred so often, and Fred so rarely
returned the visits. 4Oh Mrs. Arthur
gives us such uood times. All
the boys like to go there. She reads
to us the ,7??11 iest books you ever beard
of.* Now that was his answer, and,
naturally, I was a little jealous. I
told him that 1 would uladly read to
him and his friends at any time and
that 1 would do all I could to entertain
them. At that time 1 worked in
the mill myself and my little daughter
'kept house.'. 1 was not strong and
at night was always very tired, but
I eared not for that. X would have
uladlv have read to :i number of
or done anything I could to help them,
hut Mrs. Arthur had already won
them and with a hoy's notions of
'honor' they were true to her.
(To be Continued.)
COUNTY INSTITUTE FOR TEACHERS.
A teachers institute will be held at
Newberry, beginning on Monday, June
15, and continuing for two weeks.
The institute wil be conducted by
Prof. S. J. Derriek and E. O. Counts
in tho graded school building.
The following subjects will be
taught: Civic, Pedagoay, Algebra,
Arithemetic and Drawing.
The colored school will he hold at.
the same time in the Hope School
building and conducted by Rev. B.
Levister and Ella V. Scott. These
subjects will be taught: Civics, Pedagogy,
Arithemetic and English
No certificate will he renewed except
upon attendance at this institute.
All teachers and those who
expect to teach are urged to attend.
J. S. Wheeler,
t&f td Co. Kupt Education.
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Wilmington, N. C.
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All Itching Skin Diseases Which Are
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by Oil of Wintergreen.
i.an ttCKdmn do cured! 1
Some physicians say "ifes."
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meant by Kc/eina?" If you mean
those scaly eruptions, those diseases
which make their first appearance, not
at birth, but years afterward, and
perhaps not until middle age?then
there can no longer be any question
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Simple vegetable f>il of wintergreen,
mixed with other vegetable ingredients,
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