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The hour was late. At the wicket gate
The tardy cows were lowing,
Under the light of that summer night
I ventured forth, not knowing
Whither my wand'ring steps would tread,
Caring neither, for hope was dead.
As I wandered sad, I met a lad
A hardy, handsome youth,
With cheeks as bright as his heart was light
An eye, in whose depths lay truth,
I asked him wherein his pleasure lay;
He answered, "In love." and went his way.
In a cabin door, a couple poor
With heads like the driven snow,
Were talking o'er the joys that were
In the years so long ago,
I asked what made their hearts so light,
'They answered "Love," and said "good
And thus I learned ere home I returned,
That under the skies above
The happiest home that ere was known
Is found where the ruler is Love,
Happiness, hope and peace are seen
In every home where Love is queen.
T'anM Shop to Mansion.
rhe Romantic Story of a Dress
Maker's Rise in Life. *
BY MRS. F. M. HOWARD.
"Well, the affair really did come off aftei
all,' said Mme. Arnot, spitefully, after the
carriage had gone and there was no further
necessity for smiling. "I must say I be
lieved he would repent oI his folly at the
eleventh hour; but I'd like to see the tab
leau when the Standfords hear of it;" and
she relieved her pent-up feelings by order
ing the girls about with even more than her
"Dear me, I wish there were some more
nice, sensible muiionaires to take us out of
bondage," sighed Jennie Dewey, as Mime.
Arnot left the work-room.
"But as there are not," said Lottie Ford,
"let us rejoice mu Isabel's escape. Poor
girl, she was just at the point where her
TE FUTURE LOOKS LIKE A vAST UNTRWD
life here was becominz unendurable, and I
hope she has happiness enough in store for
her to atone for it all."
"Well, I am glad for onethat there is aman
-who is sensible enough to fall in love with a
girl that isn't a beauty," said Lizzie
Knowles. "In the novels all the heroines
that the heroes rave over are 'beautiful as
a dream,' though I must say the beauty of
adream depends largely on what one has
had for supper; but in this romance there
is arefreshing change of programme, for
'Isabel is certainly far from beautiful"
"It just puts me out of all patience," said
Jennie Dewey, "to read the books in which
the sole basis of loveis beauty; not another
quality is mentioned. The heroine may be
idiotic or a vixen, or any thing else, but the
reader is not told that she is any thing but
beautfuA. Bah! I detest the very word."
Meantime Isabel was being whirled
swiftly along in the train. "Mrs. Fal
coner" she started at the un familia sound,
"do you realize that you have not even
asked me where we are going?"
' I think I havs heard it mentioned that
your home is in Philadelphia." she replied,
smming; "really, I havhs been so busy I
have scarcely giveu the subject a thought,
but I hope, if I am correct, that we are
. going there at once; you know I have never
had arealhome," and she looked up at him
"Then I am glad I planned as I have,"
said he, "we can take a wedding trip
~e er you feel like it, but, for the
present, I thinke home will be an agreeable
change." Mr. F'aiconer had just been tak
igan extended business trip, and had
stojpped in New York to visit the Stanfords;
'travelig was anways an irksome task to
him, and he long:ed for the rest and quiet of
"I see you are not the victim of acute
curiosity," he resumed, looking at her
curiously; othes majority of women would
have overwhelmed me with an avalanche of
questions bezore tmis time."
"If you knew how restful and charming
1i3 is to have no cares," said Isabel in reply.
-"I atn reading an interesting book, taking
it page by page as itecomes to me, and ask.
~-'uestions would be like skipping, and
wreaing my experienices before I came to
-' Her answer pleased him, and he said,
a- mmbng gravely: "Then I will not weary
7you with details; I will only say that I will
try and make your book of experiences a
She smiled back at him; his manner was
-particularly grateful to her. None of the
condescension of the moneyed man toward
- ahe poor girl wnom he has married, but he
'ifted her to his own plane, easily and sim
-ply, with a matter-of-course air that was
He was carefully solicitous for her corn
~f'tand, traveling under such care, in a
-magnificent palace car, was, indeed, a lux~
ury to the tired girl, and she leaned back
- on the luxurious cushions and rested, mind
In the waiting-room of a station Mr.
Falconer wrote to Mrs. Stanford:
"MT DEAR SISTER: I write to tell you an
unexpected b2 t of news: I am married, and on
my way home with my bride. Your aristo
crat.c ideas may be shocked by the knowl
edge that my wife Is the lady who waited
upon I, 11y in Mine. Arnot's shop the otlier
day, but, my dear sister, my intuitions do not
-often lead me wrong, and I am convinced that
my choice is a wse one, and cvery hour spent
-in her company but confirms this opinIon.
can not analyze the feelings which led me to
this sulden step, but, though the Impulse of
an hoar, and in sober, common-sense view,.
most hazardous one, yet I believe it is going to
resu'.t most happily. I was certainly not be
gu~led to it by the glamor of beauty, still bars.
Falconer's appearance will not disgrace any
" Let me give you a hint, Emily; there may
be more or less gossip, and I leave it to your
good sense to sce that, if you take the matte:
wisely and coolly, much of it will be avoided,
and the knowledgre that she has been a shop
girl need not be parad3ed, unle.s~s you make th
fact unnecessarily prominent by displaying
fam'ly pride and aversion toward her. After
Lilly's wedding is over I hope to see you In
*my home, where I am confident I shall receive
your sisterly ap.proval of what I have done.
" Your brother, H. FALc2osER.''
Isabel wrote to her aunt also.
"DEA.RAUNtTIE: I am married, and on my
way to my new home in Philadelphia; a most
astoundin g piece of news. isn't it? 1 shall not
be obliged to crowd you in your small quar
ters this summer, as usua', but after the heat is
*over 1 hope to visit you. My husband's name
a s Harve'y Falconer; he seems most kind, and
. I am satisfied. Yours. IsABEL."
The rest of the journey passed unevent
fully, and the travelers reached home in the
afternoon. It was a beautiful day, clear
and sunny, and the city of Brotherly Love
was at its best, as the carriage rolled rapid
ly through the broad streets.
*"What a lovely place." said Isabel, as
thystopped before a large stone mnin
set in the midst of a lawn lavishly adorned
with shrubbery and statuar-y, and watered
by the cooling spray of a large and beauti
'-This is home," said Mr. Falconer, as he
handed her from the carriage, and noted
- the delight in her face.
A fairy-like little form, dressed in white,
from her perfect face, came running down
the massive steps, with beaming smiles, to
"Papa, dear papa!" she cried, as she
threw herself eagerly into his arms.
"1 have brought you i present, Gracie,"
he said, as ne embraced the child, then
placed her on the walk, and turned to
Isabel, "a mamma, and i hope you will be a
very good little daughter to her."
"A mamma," repeated the little girl.
looking up at Isabel with shy eyes; she had
never known a mother's care, and could not
realize what it implied.
"My dear," said Isabel, her heart warm
ing at once to the little one, an orphan like
herself, and taking the little hand in hers,
she pressed a kiss on the sweet red lips, "I
am sure we shall love each other very dear
"Mrs. Falconer, this is Mrs. Moutford.
my housekeeper," said Mr. Falconer, as
they were met in the spacious hill by an
elderly woman, simply dressed in black.
She had a good, sensible face, and Isabel
felt as if she would find in her a friend in
her new and untried position.
Mrs. Montford dropped a little courtesy
and welcomed the now comer in spite of
her surprise with a few cordial and well
chosen words, and then looked inquiringly
at Mr. Falconer.
"I should have apprised you of the
event," he said, smiling, "but I wished to
surprise you. Please show Mrs. Falconer
to the east room and see that she is made
comfortable after our journey. The trunks
will soon be here, and I will have yours
sent to you immediately," turning to Isa
bel, "and you had better lie down and rest
It was a large and beautiful room sto
which Mrs. Montford led the way, and fur
nished elegantly with every thing needful
for a restful toilet. The furniture was of
heavy walnut, and the draperies of rich
crimson terry gave a rich, shaded light
which was very grateful to the tired eyes of
the traveler; the soft carpet yielded to her
tread like velvet and the touch of luxury
was everywhere apparent.
"Is this really you, Isabel Grant?" she
said to herself, as she stood before a large
mirror and looked at her face, somelhat
dusty and jaded with traveling, and gave
herself a sly pinch as she did so. "One
week an unhappy retainer in Mme.
Arnot's train, with no prospect of a home.
but a corner in Aunt Debby's crowded cot
tage, the next a wife and mother in this
"Why did you not tell me you had a
dau ghter?" she asked, as Mr. Falconer ap
peared two hours later. She had had a re
freshing nap and was dressed for dinner.
"You did not ask me," he said ; "remem
ber, you did not wish to skip any of the
pages in your book of experience. Is it a
"Rather a momentous one, you must ad
mit," she replied, smiling, "to find myself a
mother as well as a wife, on such short no
tice, but," and she looked in his face with
earnest eyes, "I will strive to prove myself
worthy of the trust you have shown in me."
"I am sure you will," he said, touching his
lips to her hand; it was the first sign of a
caress he had given her, and she blushed
"Gracie is very like her mother," and
he toyed absently with the charms on his
watch-chain, "and I think you will find her
very docile and easily managed."
"She reminds me of Lilly Stanford," re
plied Isabel, "and I loved her at first sight."
"Lilhy is indeed a lovable girl, and if you
can train Gracie to be like her, in spirit as
well as in looks, I shall be well satisfied. To
ted the truth her birth was the cause of
her mot er's death, and I fear I was neg
lectful of her for that reason, and it is only
of late that I have known much about her.
Mrs. Montford has lived with me many
years, and I have trusted the child to her
"She will natirally be a little sensitive
about giving her up to the care of another,"
said Isabel, thoughtfully.
"Probably, and a little fearful and jealous
of i-eu as a sor--tuother to her charge, but
1 leave it to your ;;kod sense, to be so kind
and con sierate thiat this difficulty will
soon be overc..ome with mutual respect and
good-will remaining. Mrs. Montford is an
excellent christian woman, and has every
claim on our consideration, and the fact of
her beina myv housekeeper does not detract
from her worth in the least."
'-Surely I have too lately bean an employe
myself to feel any superiority to Mrs.
Montford on~ that around," said Isabel,
"And yet, Mrs. Falconer, allow me to
suggest that you keep that fact buried in
your own bosom," he spoke, earnestly;
"while I despise a snob above all things, and
would have you treat our dependents witth
all kindness and courtesy; still there is nc
need for them, or society at large, to know
that you were not born to a position equal
tothat you now occupy; you may be a trifle
awkward at first in small matters, but
doubtless Mrs. Stanford will gladly post
you on society points; she is an expert in
these things, though I must confess I have
paid little attention to them myself, as fash
ions in otiquette change almost frequently,
as in bonnets."
"Ah, Mrs. Stanford!" and the young
wife sighed deeplv. "I fear she will be
too angry with me to do me a sisterly kind
"I think you are distressing yoursell
without cause," said Mr. Falconer, kindly.
"M? FAcNR nisMs MoTFOR '
"At least I would advise you not to reac
this chapter in your experience until yoi
come to it, and, by the way, that reminds
me that I wish you to go out with me and
select a present for- Lilly an d Ralph as soon
as you arejsufficiently rested,and you had bet
ter pay ?dme. Morand a visit also, and have
your wardrobe replenished, as I wish to
have you appear suitably clothed from the
first." He took out a't' -book and gave her
a thousanid dollars, m - money than she
had ever seen at once before, saying:
" Please i-emember there is no need for
economy, and if there is not sufficient, ask
for more without hesitation."
She thanked him gracefully and quietly:
she was indeed dropping into her new
sphere of luxury with ease and dignity, and
no one would have known from her man
ner that pin-money in thousand-dollar quan
tities was not an every-day affair in her past
ziarvey Falconer looked at her with a
pleased smile; had she gushed or over
welmiaed him with profuse gratitude he
would have been annoyed; as it was she
met his idea of a wvell-bred woman per
"WNe will go ini the morning," she said,
quietly; "-one's icns are so much clearer
than in the heat of the day."
Meanuime a~ far less peaceful scene was
being ,.a.-ted in Mra. Stanford's dining
rom; thle postma~n hiad come just as they
wre gatli red there for dinner, and Mrs.
Staford read the letter from her brother.
-Mer'y on us'" she gasped, "you can
nevr guess the news."
" We t can it be, mamma, why, you actu
ally look famit:' Mrs. Stanford had not yet
put ona her evening complexion.
" Your Unicle Harvey is married; but that
is't all of it,-' was the answer.
".Married!" echoed Lilly, "it must be mat
rimony is a catching disorder, but to whom?
i didn't suppose he had looked at a woman
ince Aunt Mattie died." Pardon the ex
travagance, but a society young lady must
have some latitude of expression.
" Well, he has looked at one to some pur'
oose, it seems,'' replied Mr. Stanford, dis
mally; "you remember that homely girl
that waited on you the other day at Mine.
unh'tshop-gir-l" cried Lily.
"Tnat shop--rl?" groaned Mrs. Stanford;
I"h has married her on one day's acquaint,
ance. I knew that Harvey Falconer was a
lvIng monument of oddity, but this beats
every thing." and she read the letter aloud,
M. Star lmahe heartily. "Harvey
is original, at any rate," he said, helping
himself to the toast, which in the excite
ment was being neglected.
"Whatshall we do?" sighed Mrs. Stan
ford; "tho miserable story will get out in
spite of us."
"Cut Harvey off with a shilling," sug
gested Mr. Stanford, facetiously; his
record was truly American, having risen to
his present position from being a bare-toot
boy in the streets of New York, consequent
ly his sympathies were with the working
people, and he saw no particular disgrace
in the fact that Harvey had married one of
"Do be sensible, Mr. Stanford," said his
wife, rather snappishly.
"Then I say. in all seriousness, that you
had better follow your brother's advice,
and make the best of it," he resumed. quiet
ly. "Harvey's head is pretty generally
level, and I'll dare venture he has not been
taken in by any frothy-headed giglet, and
if you t uke her up, and make the most of
her. she nay prove a perfect lion in society;
ns hkely to be as any other way, for you
know Dame Grundy dearly loves a ro
"She scemed very ladylike and quiet that
day." saidi Uli y, coming over to her father's
as she invariably did.
- Bt .eI may come of some coarse, hor
rid famiiy, thati will be a continual draw
1tick to her." Mrs. Stanford was de
iermined to see all the dark shades in the
"1 Not necessarily," replied Mr. Stanford.
"I have known wretchedly poor people to
hold over their richer neighbors in intelli
gence uan refinement."
" We:, I hope it may be so," sighed Mrs.
Stanford. -Of course her life at Mme.
Arnct's has brought her in contact with
e-Yple of wealhh and culture, so that she
will hcve somic ideas of style."
"1I noticed that she used choice language,
and exoressed herself remarkably well,"
said Lily. "Much better than Mme. Arnot,
who in io-r anxiety to be genteel does slash
the Ki ' Engl sh cruelly at times; for in
stance, :en she talks about patron hats
for pattr. hats, and other mistakes equal
ly ridewilous. You will visit them while I
am at the mountairs i" she spoke, inquir
- Yes. L suppose so," replied Mrs. Stan
ford, he-".: : ingly.
" A litne h-:p from you at the first may
be of great benefit to her," suggested Mr.
Stanford, kindly. "It's done, and it re
mains for u to make the best of it, and if
you can c-ach her up in some of the points
that woi::vu are so particular about, no
doubt she'dl come out all right."
"Perhaps you are right," Mrs. Stanford
replied, more cordialiv than she had yet
spoken; she loved to be looked up to as au
thoritv in society matters. "If she is teach
able and inteligent it may not be so bad,
after all, but what a freak !"
If people would only follow the Stanfords
proposed exaiple, and make the best of
things in this vexing whirl of life, what a
world of trouble would be saved, but the
most of us fret and worry, beating our
wings against the inevitable, to the prema
ture devlopinent of crows' feet and gray
hairs. Perhaps this is a distinctly Amer
ican trait, and traceable in some degree to
tyspeptic pie and other indigestible stuffs;
howev. r that may be, we could profitably
exchange some of our excessive ability for
worrying for a littio of the German stolid
ity, or the French elasticity, and be a hap
pier ard more agreeable Nation.
'-This is sour choice, then, Mrs. Fal
coner" They were standing before two
elegantly-framed pictures in a popular
artist's studio; one, a wonderful piece of
coloring in the Yellowstone Park; the other
a sunset in the Alps, a rare gem, the pur
ple tips of the mountains, the tops of the
tall trees, and even the shrubs which
fringed the brook in the valley tipped
with a har:: pink tint from the setting sun,
which gave a bewitching effect.
Isabel had never had the privilege of ex
ercising her taste in the selection of expen
sive pictures before, and she enjoyed the
"Yes," she replied, with enthusiasm, "it
re,'ts my eyes to look at it, and I am sure
Miiss stanford will like it."
M1r. Falconer said a fe w words to the art
ist, and the picture was taken from the
easel and paid for.
Mr. Falconer watched his wife at Mmne.
Morand's with great satisfaction; she gave
her oriders in a quiet, concise manner, and
with the air of one who understood hersell
perfectly, and knew exactly what she
wanted; in decided contrast to a fussy
creature of the vulgar rich class, who kept
one counter in a ferment with her conflict
Isabei had often wished that she might
have the opportunity of choosing one cos.
tu me for herself, without the necessity c1
counting the dollars spent ia its construc
tion, and now with the prospect of half a
doze; before her and no limits as to ex
pense, she made out her programme al
home, carefully studying her own needs and
style to a nicety.
The shop-woman who took her measure
and orders perceived at once that her ens.
tomer was a lady of artistic tastes, and
waited upon her with pleased alacrity.
"What would ahe think if she knew that only
'last week 1 stood behind the counter also,'
was Isabel's inward comment, and she con
trit'ed before she went to speak a word ol
kindness to the woman, whose tired face
lighted up with pleasure as she replied
Harvey Fak-oner observed the little trans.
action, and said exultingly to himself: "A
true lady, every inch of her; my intuitionm
have not betrayed me."
" Have you ever learned to ride?" he
asid, as they were once more seated it
"Not since I was a child and rode bare.
"D OUsEAN HNGsYo oLDLK
~TO MAKE -"
gente anmal andI a ver fod fXhors
back riing it asfwle." sesns at the
reccion.scot I think I shld ike ier
graceeduly wiellr." ve.
Shea yuhd tteri oratefulaby. "Yoi
follgenofn that ca add hos is appi
ne, ania, an Imvolery nea hrseo
ridingr stood Itink youer llm-ves.ve
"I should hope iad," h'e replied, smiling
"it would be unpardonable should I invit4
a lady to my home and then neglect her."
They were riding now out beyond thi
business portion of the city, past elegan1
residences and pal tial homes.
" You have told me so little of your early
life," he said. "I should like to hear hon
your childhood was spent."
"It was a meager and cramped child.
hood," she replied, thoughtfully. " Of my
parents I remember nothing, and Aun1
Debby always seemed strangely reticent it
regard to them-"
" And your aunt?"
"Was always very kina to me, so rar as
she dared to be; Uncle John Is very un
reasonable when he has been drinking, and
not only abuses me, but his own chtildrer
and his wife. His downward career has
been very rapid for the last five years, anc
from being the owner of a comfortabhe
home he is now obliged to live in a miser
able rented cottage, not nearly large enough
for the famlly, while they would actualla
suffer for necessities if aunt did not sew con
stantly. I have helped her to clothe the
children, what I could from my owti sc-ant)
earnings, but I must confess I did not see il
a duty to go beyond that in the family of a
great able-bodied man, whon he was spend
iag the greater part of his earnings it
dink," and her eyes flashed angrily.
"You did quite right," said Mr. Falconer
decidedly; "there are some classes of pooi
The answ'er -.. Mr. Falcouer's letter came
in due tim. ; it was characteristic of Mrs.
Stanford, bewailing his hasty marriago in
one breath, and congratulating him in an
other, and he smiled as ha read aloud: "I
will visit y .u as soon after the wedding as I
can be spa ed. Lilly sel ds greeting to Mrs.
Falconer, . id bids me say that her remem
brance of :.er i.- a very pleasant one," but
the main pirt of the letter he wisely kept to
"The dear girl," said Isabel, in grateful
relief. "I beheve I shall find my first im
pression of her correct."
A few days ht:or' a charming little note
came from -Liv herself, acknowledging the
giftof the picture. -You say, dear Uncle
Harvey. that it as V my nw auntie's selec
tion; sh Tnut hav"- exiuisite taste, and
nothing 'oid I 1j'at-Ii both Ralph and
myself more T han'k her for me,
until I can th.i: ovu both in person, which
I hope to d 1 arler our return from the
"Do you ee any changes you would like
They wcre m:n";- a formal tour of the
house, as Isabel h.!, been so w-aried and
busy that she had only peCOCI into the par
lors ad a fs 4 "f, ihmr. Grnio was
-with t.. 'ifast t h:: d of her
ne-xme::-:.e ~e 1, her even nowv,
n '.. was very dear to
t ie y. --::; : o feit her motherhood such
- tr-. , frd and I have livel so quiet
7: e - een 1:4) eIced f.>r changes, but I
:nail b.e mappy to make any.zi which you may
"Thecre is one ideal room which I miss in
the house,- she replied. "Every thing is
rich und beautiful, and with a few touelics
of arrangenient, fire all that, can be desired.
but the rooms ick the elei-nnt of cozuine
-:hich I shoub like to embody in a fan ily
sitting-room, in which to spend our even
"Then you do not intend to spend your
evenings at 3ime. A's ball and MIrs. R's
musical-, and so on through the hstf"' and
he looked at her with amused interest.
"Not unless I must.' she a nswered. "If
you wish me to. I wi:J try e n.e-.e' you, but
Ihave had little opportuit y for reading.
and I was hopuig that you would help me in
selecting anid d iesting som:e of these books
whicloo0kso 1em-!ingtan;.niher eyes
rehO 2,:y on z:it'ient book-case
iika whbvaltuilJie i-oolks.
.I s v ei: y too happy to," he replied
inr a tone of reief; "to tell the truth, society
1 :1 cISo;ninatie boro to in, unless taken in
hommpa.-de doses. but I did not w-ish to pin
yol J:,' t.D :ny' gaiet life; now for your
[.t h a. 1 had better not tell you," she
suAti t.Ay; "Gracic and I vil surprise
Meo st.h b;igr his lip in zrave indecision.
"I think. 31:-. F~laoner." he said at last.
''that there is suc-h a room in the house. but
it i never opei'nd (XCCpt It-hen Mrs. Mont
ford dusts and cleans it; would you like to
She looked in his face, and read the truth.
IT is your !irs;t v7ife's roo:n." she said.gent
lV; "forgive m flr toichiag, on a subject
which I fe-ar has ;t've you pain."
"No, no. nlot that," he said; --the room is
very dear to rc, and wlien you have seen
it, you will read hercharacter in itJ think."
They turued and went silently up the
stairs to a door which he reverently un
locked, and they entered
It was a revelation of a pure, sweet mind,
as everytwhere tae eye met light and deli.
cate thmgs; pink and white were the man
colors us(l in its ziaorinent; the wlls wero
tinted p0il, with a cornice of ivory' white;
the windows were curtained in delicate
filmy lace. looepd batc- with pink satin rib
bons; a snll bookcase filled with her favor
ite books; a cabinet, orzan stood in a corner,
with an openi book on the rack; dainty, rest
ful chairs, ornamented with laces and pink
ribbons, stood about in unstudied positions,
as if the ownr had but just placed them
A little round table stood by a window; a
wicker sewing-chair, with its lace draper
ies. stood close beside it, and on the table
was a fragile work-basket, a lace-trimmed
'kerchief lay beside it, just as the owner
had laid it. down, and in the basket a little
chemise-for the infant visitor expected
by the, young wife, the lace half sewn on,
the neel still where she set it last, and a
tiny gold thimble close by the basitet.
From the wadlabove looked down the pict
ured face of the young wife in its gilded
frame; a fair, sweet face. the index of a
loving and pure spirit. It twas a pathetic
scene, and Isabel's eyes filled wi- h tear's as
she looked upon it; she held out her hands
to him in earnest sympathy, saying in low,
tremulous tones: "I can net-er, never fill
her place in your heart, I am sure.".
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The weekly weather and crop bulle
tin of the South Carolina weather ser
vice, in co-operattion with the United
States Signal Service, for the week end
Ing Saturday, is as follows, and is en
couraging to farmers:
The reports for the week from the
weather-crop correspondents show that
the rainfallihas been about normal, and
fairly distributed; temperature about
the average, with an aver-age amount of
sunshine- -all of which has greatly ben
The cotton crop hias undergone a
great improvement over that of the
previous week, and while it is growing
very rapidly and much of it is relieved
of the grass, still the fact remains that
the plant is smaller and later than the
average for years, and must affect the
Rain has fallen in mQ-a sections of
the State, but in some localities it is
much needed at this time. The bene
ficial effects of the rains were some
what neutralized by the succeeding cool
weather. But if the present seasons
continue there is yet timen for a favora
ble change in crop conditions.
The corn crop is a f'air average andl on
upland is reported in good condition,
the recent rains having been very biene
ticial to this crop as it is now maturing,
but corn on bottom lands is very young
The rice crop Is a fair average and in
ine condition, and up to this time has
sustained no injury from either drought
The melon crop is now ready for mar
keting and is being shipped to North
ern cities, but the melous aire not tis
large as when compared to other 3 ears.
Cooked to Deaith on the Rail.
Asn'EN, COL., July l.-A horrible
railroad accident occurred at Aspen
Junction?, eighteen miles west of As
pen, on the MIidlan llIad, at 11 o'clock
on Saturday night.
A special train, consisting of a bag
gage car and one passenger coach, was
returning to) Aspi-n from iGUlen wood
Springs. The pas~renge.r coach con
tained about thirty passeugers, mostly
Aspen people. Th~e tra was backing
from a was'er tank to switch to the A s
pen track, when the road engine was
run out of the raiirnad round house,
and the rear en t. of the passenger train
hit the encit'k ialve on the side of the
boiler, which exhausted the hot steam
into the broken enud of the passenger
car, scalding t hirteen passengers-live
men, seve-n womcrn a,.'i uix child. The
car wais thrown fromin the track.
The passengers aurris ed at Asoen- in
a baggage ear ait 1.30J a. iu. All that
waIs possible wa;' done' to relieve the
suiferiocs of the unfortuniate pansea
gers. Those who have dlied tat pre.sent
writing a re: MIr. and Mirs. A. B. Iloge-rs,
of Woodlrie-, Annie Phlwan, of Cardiff,
Col., aged 17 years, Mrts. W. J. Willobmy,
of Glen wo:,d, Col, M1rs. John G. Bald
win, of Glen wood, Col , M1rs. Frank El
lis and ba by, fA spen.
The wvounded, who still live with
hopes of recovery are: Frank Ellis,
Mr. and M1rs. .Josepti Leonard anti sis
ter, MIary Ann O'D~onne~ll and Frank
The coroner's inqui st will be held
this evenjing. Mirs. Willoby was tOe
wile of the assessor of Glarlield Cotunty.
M1rs. Bald win's husband is in Chicago.
The wtorld Urea.ks the hearts of its
best benefactors, and then, after many
days, builds themi sepulchres. If you
wuldi raise the age is n hich you live,
you must lit-e above if, and to live
above it is to be mjisurnderstood, perhaps
THIE iINCE DEMANDS.
WHAT SENATOR GEORGE, OF MISEIS
SIPPI, THINKS OF THEM.
He Accepts hein all But Threc-.wh'v Me
Ctut Accept These -His Plan to Iacrease
the Monby Circulation.
The Associated Prcss di-pdches in
nounced some time ago with a Ilourish
that Senator Geourn, ol Mi.si'sip;i.
who is in iking a right for ro-elocu.ioi
badl swallowed vjiu.ilv all the (Le
imands of t he OcaL alliatnce dltafon it
exceptthesub-treatury bill. The 1r
ingham Age-IIeralI how pyrints the s.n
ators' letter in ' hw-h the all d w I
lowing was done.
The Ocala demi;.di are hkelt-lo be
the cent re o" in tOrE',-t a-'! : f-'.
cIIFhionl riliuiz thIr il-X few n ow.ui
ald all w1o wish t!: undwre d h - -
cussions and referenc-Ps and to ). i1
forried in current politiesl should be.
thorouhldy lamiii r it h' Ihet a. They
have bren PuLiihed wiely, but here
t::ey nre ;gain. Cut tIheom ouit it:!
paste i lte-m awa. -
.1. We demand tht lie tio of na
tioial banks; iiwe demand Tha'. i he gov
trnmueit shall establi-h II trcasur ies
or drpcsitories in ti several 8: ate.,
V hich shall loan neiityN direct to ihe
people at a low rate of interest. n.ut to
exceed 2 per cent. per anuit on non
ptrihhable farm products, and alo upon
rtal estate, with proper limixitaluen
upon the quantity of land an-d aniuInt
of moLrv; We dieniand that the amount
of the ci culateing medium be speedily
increased to not less than $50 p, r capi
"2. We (it ma:d Lhat congrress shall
pass such laws as shall effect ually pre
vent the dealing in I uture-s in all agri
cultural and inecha'ical productons;
preserving a striogent systerm of pro
cedure in trials such as shall secure the
prompt convi'tion and impusition of
such peralties as shal m cure the n!st
perfect compliance wili the Jaw.
"3. We denoin+r- the silver bill re
cently ppssel by ong ress, and demauid
in :eu thtreot t1.he biie ad inlmi ed
coinag" of silver.
"4. We demami tIe panvge (f h! a.i
prohib: 1ng alien owie-t sihip o ibd
tnai; coigfe:ss Za-in Imm pr. t T.a I or.
tain all lanids oi~w .iwmiel by iien ud
foreign syndicates, and tha-t :-:l 1;ids
now held by rail roaii mid 1bl r c (r
porations in excess of -tch as; is actual
ly used and needed by thmii, be re
claimed by the goverm: 'tt an i held
for actual settlers only.
'*5. Believing in the doctrine of equal
right% to all and spec i privilegiez to
noue, we dem-and that oU;r national leg
islationa shall 6e so frained in the future
as not to build up one industry at the
expense of another. We iurther de
mand a removal of the existing heavy
tariff tax on the necessaries of life that
the poor of our land must have. We
further demand a just aDd equitable
system of graduatexd tax on iweit-s.
We believe that, the money of the coun
try shouid be kept as much as possible
in the hands (if the people, and hence
we demand that all national and State
revenue shall be limited to the neces
sary expenses of the government econ
omically and honestly administeied.
6*G. We demand the most roil, hon
est and just State and national govern
mental control and supervision of the
methods of public comuniuication and
transportation, and if this control and
supervision do not remove the abues
now existing; we uenand the govern
ment ownership of such mearis of com
munication and transportation."
Senator George favors the safe and
gradual abolition of the right of nation
al banks to issue mon-y to represeut
the government boids they hold. IlIe
points out that suddlen and general re
tirement of the bauk notes would dan
gerously decrease the amount of money
in circulation. Ile l avors increasing
the amount of money in the country
from $24 to 850 a head as soon as possi
ble. lie outlines a genetral scheme for
the limited increase of the issue of
treasury notes, to the amount of $10 a
hecad for our population, this money to
be paid out by the government in meet
ing its reguilar expenses. lHe thinks
the duties and internal revenue taxes
should be so regulated as to leave the
government inicime less than its cost,
the deficiency to be met by issues of
treasury notes so as to keep a small
stream of new money continually ilow
ing into circulation.
senator George favors the free coin
age of silver, Ile advocates co-opera
tion by State anid Federal legislatures
and courts to- prevent trading in fu
tures and to outlaw debts incurred in
futures transactions. Most of the
States, he says, already have laws to
prevent alien ownership of lands. IHe
evidently regards this matter ::s cif lt
tie importance. The owaership of
lands by corporations c:2u, lie says, be
regulated by the States, except in the
territories and the D.istrict of Column
bia. He does not believe any govern
ment has the power to contiscate or
take away property given to or bought
by corporations unless the property was
given on conditions which have not
been complied with. In this case he
favors forfeiture. ie thinks there will
be no danger of corporations holding
idle lands if they are justly taxed. i~e
is squarely against goveirnment owner
ship of rai roads and teleiraph lines.
IHe believes the State and federal gov
ernments can by super vision and use of
the power given thiemi by ' he constitu
tion check or prevent the wrongs now
done by such corporations. If th~e gov
ernmeint can not do so no w, however,
it could not do so it' it owsned the roads
and lines. They can not be confiscated.
To buy them would cost s.eve'n billuons
of doliars, the intrst in w hich Aould
be~ an enormous drain on the people;
w luie a million and a half new govern
ment employees would bring a 1100(1 of
corruption and add so enormously to
the strength of the party in power that
a change without revolution would be
Nearly hal the letter is a strong ar
gumnent against the sub-treasury and
loan schemes. The cotton grower, S'n
ator George lays, would have tar the
worst of the sub-treasury scheme. Pr-o
ple can make over and pattch old clothes,
and with the cotton crop locked lip for
higher prices the demand would fa;ll
away. Consumers would cease from
buying or wait until the timxe n heni the
borrowed money would be dute a id
the crop he forced on~ the market. Peo
ple miust eat, however, and the corn
and wheat grow ers mightt hold the-ir
products and let thxem ouit gradually
at highi pr'ces, accoiding to the demarnd.
he southern farmxer wvould wpy more
Jor his food andl get less for his cotton.
y urthiermore, the senator igues, thle
sub-treasury sc-heme would not mncrease
the volume of currency in any South
em iState. It nrould practically amount
io the cotton grower selling his crop at.
current rates. Instead of getting his
nioney tromn the buyer he wotrld get it
1rom the government. No more mionety
wouild be paid out as loans on eutton ml
ware houses than would be pairl for it in
out right puiirchase.
iThie Iluid loani schieme the senator
thiuxs wvorsxi thau the subi-reasury.
Only one-fourth of the adults 0f the
cuntry own land. If there wa~s any
hb nehit froii the suggestion it w (uld be
coiiiued to them. The currency, how
tAer, would be practicailly irredeema~ble
and therefore deprecia:ed in valueC.
'I lie teindency of such law would be to
eincourage the opf usitioni to land oa iners
already strong at the North anxd to de
veop the spirit of communisli:.
Senator George .says t he money in
crcalationi in the South im the greater
prt of t'.e y ear is not inure than 84I or
65while at the North there is from 670)
to 880 a head. Thle curreiuy is not only
insulicient but I he inequa~dlies of its
disrbution make the trouble more
serious T his re~xults, he says, from the
facit trhat the South produces only raw
mai terial. We match our man andi mule
power againust iiachiinery at the North
doing the wox k every 3 e :r of more than
two hundred million men, eating and
w~ aring nothiing requiring no feeding
,,+ fuel All the nrol of hauling
manufacturin an-l selling our raw
material is made afI leptat the North.
Our only profit is in the margin there
is between the cost of production and
the se-lling p:ice.
This evil. Se:iate'r ieorge thinks, like
the drai:' o.f neity from the pockets
of the peoph- into the treasury, can be
r, lieved by fr-e trad, or a tariff strictly
for revenue, such ais is virtuaHy de
manded by the Ocala Platform.
.) far frrn swallowing the Ocala
plat form. Sfcuitor George accepts only
thoi-, parts of it which are sound demo
cratie doh!ine aid ae in accord with
10'eriti' principies and coritentions.
Fble subo-ir'-asurv scheme, the laud
~an whm andfl : u- goverumient ower
ship o rail wa anid r evlgraph lines are
hll lfundel on exi ete developments of
the republica pri!-ciples of paternalism
:m' CcnItep for V-:e constitution,
whir-b 1., the A 11: )ompact by which
i he S ; es ar I i- together. They
rt'- r praHyiv ipt ii: to catch the re
publi *:a ,. t.. t.-i the people with
uw and apparcW.C %y hopeful otters re
ie! a:. tto abl o .ne politicians Who,)
ha -;1 i-it os. hy I e old parties and
1 en tie old I im s to get olliCS.
No voui .t w i * ver pass the sub
lreasur coi ; er -hmg e like it. No
man1 1ho6co h b- elected president
woul sig: i.. I: it should become a
Aax it w -il 1 rma the Southern farmer
first and all other airmers later. The
oN pople who '.ould secure any ad
va:.ta fro it would be sonmespecula
t..rs, brokers tad trade-rs. They would
soler ! rum it ini the end, for anything
wN!ie can s - 1wi'en:read disaster and
disturbalnrce1 uIIt l:jure everybody.
Grece;ville News. __
DID SHE POISON THEM?
31r!.. 11axirialt 5).rs-y accused of KiliUg
INIImANAPOLlS. Ind., July 1.-The
caSe of M . Iarnah Dorsey, who has
been ouspected of poisonirg six or eight
irrsous. incliii;s four husbands, has
not been particularly noticed by the In
dimsol ., paper.s, because the suspic
n-mn %% : r..: v the outcome of the heed
im o'sdm propie who lived in the
D'r.se utei.bborhood. The examina
Iit -I the remain-s of Mrs. Taylor, the
mtti:r of Ms . Dorsey, has not been
completed N et. by the chemist. She was
the la:-, ;;ne tr i in the same house
wih MIrs. Borsey. The chemist found
some i rseule but he says it may have
bta that used by the undertaker who
embialmied the remains. Ile is testing
the 1'-lm1n;uid. and will report
t'S. Ijose>. who has been referred
to iu man) pperh as "the Indianapolis
Boiia'," is now in failing health, and
her Il i.:iau fears a serious result uI
leis a ar.ed :change occurs soon. She
was seei at her home by Coron-r Man
ker todlay. She stated that she was a
victim ot circumstances sufficient to
have wrecked , otherscomp:etelv, but her
sense of iunoccuse alone has sustained
her duiintg a triNg ordeal.
Public attemlion was attracted to this
occuliar case wvhe' Coroner Mauker be
Lan as Inves igation of the death of Mrs.
Nancy Jane Wright several weeks ago.
Aicer a chs mical analysis discl. led evi
djeuce's of prison in the stomach 'oroner
Mauker told Mrs. Dorsey that he was
suspected of administering puson not
0nly to Mis. Wright, who is her sister,
but. to her it her, Mrs. Mary Taylor,
who died a ccuple of' weeks previous.
Mrs. Dor sey strenuously denied any
kniowle dge of the poissns, and said she
could throw no light upon the matter.
Afterward Dr. Manker had Mrs. Tay.
lor's remains exhumed and arsenic was
fouud in the stomach. This discovery
occurredl last week, but today was the,
first opportunity the coroner found to
secure ano her statement .from Mrs.
Dorsev. The coroner told her of the
discovery of psoison in Mrs. Taylor's
samach and asked for an explanation.
"As Godl is my judge, and realizing
thi t it is nurobable that I have but a short
time to li've. I want to say, Doctor, that
I am a inumOcent of' any act leading to
tie dleath of either my sister or mother
as you are. There is only one thing
thai, I do know that night assist your
investigation,. and that is that my sister
frequently threatened to kill herself and
my mother, too. She was an extremely
high tempeted ivoman, and on one occa
sion whsen sihe and mother quarreled I
heard ner say that she would killed her
self and c'et mother out of the way too.
1Her little girl, Lizzie, heard her make
the same threats, and so did my sister
inaw. Mr's. Taylcor, though at different
-Do you suppose," asked Coroner
Manker. --that your dead sister then car
ried out eer threat by poisoning her
"Yes that is my oj.nion, since it is
shown that their stomachs contained
5 Continuing Mrs. Dorsey told her marl
tal history. H~er first husband was Dan
aley. vwho died of sunstroke two years
after his marriage, she says. The sec
ond was John Temple, who, after living
six years with her, went from bronchitis
to consumption and died. Her third,
Albert Conklin, died in Illinois of con
gestion o-f the brain, she says, after liv
lg thriee years with her. Her fourth
was Joseph Stenett, who died in the
spring of 1800. Mrs. Dorsey was mar
ried to he r present husband last Febru
Coroner Manker says: "Clippings
from papers at the time show that Conk
lin wvorkedl where he was employed the
day betore his death, and, instead of
dying tram congestion otf tihe brain, died
of a violent stomach trouble."
Cundition of Cotton.
W~A SmI INON, July 10.-July returns
to the D~epartment of Agrinculture show
somlle imirovement in cotton condItion
duriuz thme mnonth of June. The general
averagee fosr the whole breadth has ad
vancuee! three points. standingr at 88.6.
This is three points below the July re
turim iast year and one above that of
s. in but four seasons since 1874
have .Julv returns been so low. The
stii t unptrovement notedi has been quite
uceneral thiroughout the whole belt, the
result of liavorable weather dutring the
mloahl. Tue crop) is universally late
ranlt 5u I sceaLy from a few days' to two
weks sr more, In the Atlantic and
Eacstrn Gulf States especially the plant
ii mad and back ward and lack of suit
a e aenthesr for cht pping out has made
h lis my g- trassv. Germination was
siosV asnd imperict and replanting failed
to seenre perfect standls. Locally, con
s-rwabbit arc-as have been llowedC tup and
zivun to other crops or abandoned en
ich . From the Mississippi Westward
he plaist, while somewhat backward, is
of1 yosnd color making generally vigorous
sons its, while p~l:mtations5 runninti a
a til ta t numuer ol plows are reasonably
canm. There is some coni:piaint of' lack
o! io.ir. Th'Ie outlook iu. Trexas is es
pecilly good, plant vigorous, fields well
wVoI ked and truiting begua. Worms are
repolsrted from but two Counties. bo0th in
Texas, not even the invasion of the first
brood being inoted any were else. The
r:-urs of condition bv States are as
n~l :Virginia. 82; North Caroilua,
2;: South Carolina, so; Georgia, 85;
Fit'ia, 94; Alabama, 87 Mississippi,
9: Louisiana, 0bs; Texrs, 95; Arkansas,
%:Tennessee. S .
Poisonedl by Bad Milk.
Lost!sviLLE, Ky., JTuly 15.--Near
1itaselville yesterday the family of .J.
I. Cojrnel-ius, a well-to-do farmer, was
poioned in the foodt at supper. Der
nrd Cornelius a nephew, nied before
is doet or could be reached. Five oth
ers are dalngeroumsly ill. 'rie symtoms
areS or atr.-enic. TLhe poison is supposed
to have been in the milk. There is no
cause k-io A-n for anyone to hatve giveni
-M TUFACTUDLIRS )F
SASH, DOORS, BLINDS, ET C,
7. 9. I, and 13 Smith Street,:
CHARLESTON, S. C.
Write for prices aud estimates.
Mattress Mf'g Co.
High Grade Moss, Hair, & Wool Mattresses.
Oice & salesroom, 552 and 554 King st.,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
Reduced price list, for fall trade, 1890.
Mattresses,-assorted stripe ticking:
No. 1, Straw and Cotton, S2; No. 2, $2.50;
No. 3, S2.75. No. 1, Excelsior and Cotton,
$3.50: No. 2, $3; No. 3, $3.50. No. 1, Husk
and Cotton, $3; No. 2, $3.50; No. 3, $4. No.
1, Cotton Mattress, 40 lbs., $5; No. 2, $7; No.
3, $8. Prices quoted on Wool Mattresses if
desired. No. ], Moss Mattresses, S5; No. 2,
SG: No. 3, $7. No. 1, Hair Mattress, $10;No.
2, $15; No. 3, $20. Bed Spreads, $1.50 to $3.
Comforts, 95c. to $4.50. Blankets, 90 cents
to $5. Feathers in best ticking at 75 cents
per pound, plain or fancy stripe made up.
Lounges in imitation walnut, oak, and ma
hogany. In raw silk, $4; carpet, $5; moquett
plush, S.50. Upholstered cots, $2 to $3.
Spring beds, $1.50 to $5. Buy direct from
the factory. Send cash by express or postal
note to T. H. McCALL, Gen'l Sup't.
213 Meeting St., Opposite Charleston Hotel,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
Machinery, Supplies, Oils.
Attention mill men ! We are now offer
ing the best and latest improved
C3 riSt Mill-1s
Iron, Steel, Pipe, Nails, Fitting, Belt
Lacing, and a full line of Phosphate and
Mill Supplies. State agents for
THE SCIENTIFIC GRINDING MILLS,
piSend for our new illustrated catalogue
and lowest prices. Agents wanted in every
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CHARLESTON, S. C.
DIPor.TEUs, 3tANUFAcTrREns, & DEALERs TN
Safest, High Grade, and Guaranteed
Kainit, Blood Acids, Dissolved
Bone, Solubles, and Ammoni
Handled by Mr. M. Levi, Manning, S. C.
Get prices before buying. _______
WM. BURMESTER & CO.
Hay and Grain,
Opp. Kerr's WVharf, and 23 Queen St.,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
157 and 169, East Bay,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
JouN~ F. WXERNER. L. H. QUIRoLWo.
JOHN F. WERNER & CO.,
164 & 166 East Bay and 29 & 31
CHA R LESTON, S. C.
Carrington, Thomas & Co.,
JEWELRY, SILVERWARE AND FANCY GOODS,
No. 251 King Stree'.
CHARLESTON, S. C.
S. TIIMAS, Jn.. J. M. THOMAS.
Stephen Thomas, Jr, & Bro.
JEWELRY, SILVER & PLATED WARE,
Spectacles, Eye Glasses & Fancy Goods.
.reWatches and Jewelry repaired by
257 KING STREET,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
H. A. HOYT,
[Successor to C. I. Hoyt & Bro.]
Largest and Oldest Jewe!ry store in
SUMTER, S. C.
2 . 5
A very large stock of Britannia waie, the
very best silver plated goods made. 550
Gold Rings on hand. Fine line of Clocks.
Wedding Presents, Gold Pens, and Specta
cles. A big lot of solid coin silver just re
ceived, at lowest prices. My r-pai ing de
partment has no snperior in the State. Try
around first and get prices, then coee to me.
You will certainly buy from me.
L. W. FOLSOM,
Successor to F. U. Folsom & Bro.
SUMTER, S. I.
WATCHES, CLOCKS JEWELIfY.
Th a t
Machine, and Pinest Razors in Ame-rica, al
ways on band. Repairing promi-tly and
neatly executed by skilled workmetun.
Orders by mail wvill receive careful atten
I have in stock some of he most
artistic pieces in this line ever brought
to Sumter. Those looking f.ar
Tasty Wedding Presents
Owill do well to inspect iy stock. Also
on hand a magnificent line of Cleocks,
Watches, Chains, Rings, Pins, But
tons, Studs, Bracelets, in solid gold,
silver, and rolled plate.
Repairing of all kinds will receive
prompt and careful attention.
L. E. LETRAND,
SUTMTER, S. C.
NOTICE OF REQISTRATION.
State of South Carolina.
COUNTY OF CLARENDON.
I N ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVIS
ions of an act of the General Assembly,
ratified on the 9th day ot February, 188'2, I
will be in the court house in Manning, in
the office of the clerk of the court, the first
Monday of each month, for the purpose of
allowing persons coming of age since the
last general election, to register, and to at
tend to any other business pertaining to my
official duties. S. P. HOlL ADAY,
Supervisor Registration Clarendon Cso.
P.0O. Address: Panola. S. C.
MitIf 2 NANC CQMIT,
OF NEW YORK.
R. A. McCURDY, Prest.
The oldest, strongest, largest, best
company in the world. It "makes as
surance doubly sure."
E. B. Canley, Agent for Kershaw and
Clarendon, C'amden, S. C.
ED. L. GERNAND,
Columbia, S. C.
James F. Walsh,
WHOLESALE LUQUOR DEALER.
IGHHI GRADE LIQUORS.
199 Meeting st., CHARLESTON, S. C.
EAT AND DRINK!
I have opened a first-class liquor saloon
in the city of Sumter, in the Solomons
building on Liberty street, where .I will
keep the choicest brands of
I~UO RS,TOBACCO, CIGARS,
and all kinds of smokers' articles. My sa
loon will bI managed by a first-class bar
tender, who will prepare all the latest in fan
cy drinks at the shortest notice. I have also
gone to considerable expense in preparing a
in the rear of my saloon. My tables will be
filled with the very best the umrket affords,
and this branch ot' my busmness will be nin
der the supervision of one who has served
as chief cook in several fine restauraints.
Tha trade ot my
is respectfully solicited. Conme to see me,
take a drink of something goo,1, and then
sit down to a meal that will serve as an invi
tation to call again.
WOLKOVISKIE & CO.,
sumter, s. C.
M~anning Shaving Parlor.
HAIR CUTTING ARTISTICALLY EX
. ecuted, and shaving dorte with best
razors. Special attention paid to ..hamipo
ing ladies' heads. I have had considerable
experience in several large cities. and guar
aitee satisfaction to my customers. Parlor
next door to Manning Time.