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WHY IS IT SO?
Some find work where some find rest,
And so the weary world goes on;
I sometimes wonder which is best;
The answer comes, when life is gone.
Some eyes sleep when some eyes wake,
And so the dreary night hours go;
Some hearts oeat where some hearts break;
I often wonder why 'tis so.
Some wills faint where some wills fight;
Some love the tent and soine the field.
I often wonder who are right
The ones who strive or those who yield.
Some hands fold where other hands
Are lifted bravely in the strife;
And so, through ages and through lands,
Move on the two extremes of life.
Some feet balt where some feet tread
In tireless march, a thorny way;
Some struggle on where some have fled;
Some seek where others shun the fray,
Some swords rust when others clash;
Some fall back where some move on;
Some flags furl where others flash
Until the battle has been von.
Some sleep on, while others keep
The vigils of the true and brave;
They will not rest till roses creep
Around their name, above a grave.
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Frob Shop to Mansion.
rlT3omantic Story of a Dress
Maker's Rise in Life.
i BY MRs. F. M. HOWARD.
"INo," he answered, gravely taking her
hand in his, "no one could do that; she, my
first love, holds a sacred shrine in my heart
that none else can occupy; but, my wife, you
can fill your own p!ace, and that is fast be
coming a dear one." He drew her to him,
and, placing his arm about her waist,
pressed his first kiss upon her lips in the
presence of the smiling face looking down
benignly upon them.
Love; it was the first time the subject
had been approached since their first meet
ing, and Isabel wondered what love would
be like when it came. She had dreamed of
love. What girl has not, and thought of it
as a turbulent, overmastering passion, un
bounded by reason or common sense. At
least that was the version of it given by the
story-writers, and she was positive there
was no such emotion in her heart for Mr.
He was simply a friend--a kind, true gen
tieman-who had rescued her from her try
ing life of poverty, and brought her to all
these delightful things, and she respected
him above all men whom she h.- ever seen.
Friends may exchange a kiss, and she
raised her lips to his without a tremor, and
hoped for the day when kisses might be a
symbol of a sweeter, deeper feeling than
"Mrs. Montford." Isabel was seated in
an easy rocker in the housekeeper's room.
"Mr. Falconer has given me permission to
fit up one of the rooms to suit my own taste,
and I have come to you for assistance, as of
course I wish to consult his tastes also, and
youhave lived with him so many years
that you must know him well. It is to be
an evening room, where we can meet for
quiet rest after the day is over, and I wish
it to be thoroughly restful and cozy."
"Yes, maam, I think I see what you
wish," said Mrs. Montford, with her little
courtesy. She liked this new Mrs. Fal
coner, with her quiet ways, so far removed
from haughtiness or patronage, though
with the rest of the family below stairs,
shehad alittle natural curiosity in regard to
the sudden marriage; she checked it per
emptorily in the servants under her, and
she was by far too wellibred to express it,
*by word or look, in herself, yet she could
not help seeing that their relations were
quite different from those of the first Mrs.
Falconer, whom she had tenderly loved,
with her husband.
In a certain sense this pleased her, for it
would have hurt her to see another taken
at once into the tender companionship en
joyed by the first wife.
"Mr. Falconer likes bright, rich colors
ma'amn," she said, thoughtfully, "but he
despises fashionable fancy work," and she
smiled at the peculiarity. '"The first Mrs
Falconer never did any of it. Have yot
-seen-?" and she stopped, fearing that sh.
-had touched on forbidden ground.
"Yes," replied Isabel, gently, reading
her thought; "I have seen it, and it is very
-lovely and touching."
"Then, ma'am, ycu have some guide as to
Mr. Falconer's tastes," replied Mrs. Mont
- ord. "only, of course, you would not followr
that as a model too closely. Mrs. Falconer
always had blooming p'ants in her room,
"biit the~y would not bloom for me after she
was gone, and I gave up trying to care for
them there." .Tears came in her honest
blue eyes as she spoke, and she wiped them
away with the corner of her ample whte
"Mrs. Falcone must have been a rarely
sweet and loveable lady," said Isabel, sin
cerely and feelingly. "I do not wonder thai
she was so well beloved."
"Thank you for saying it." The wordi
formed a new link in the chain of Mrs
Montford's kindly feelings toward the new
wife. "It does you honor, ma'am, to b4
willing to give the first wife her place it
our hearts. So many ladies that I have
known that seemed to think the first wif4
should be forgotten out of respect to thi
"OhlI no, no, Mrs. Montford." cried Isa
-bel, with earnestness. "I should despis4
myself could I cherish such a feeling, and :
honor Mr. Falconer and yourself far more
*than I could had you suffered your love foi
so sweet a lady to give way to the claims 0:
a stranger. True, 1 hope to be loved and
-respected by you, also, but not at the ex
-pense of your loyalty to her;" and, rising
she offered her hand impulsively to th4
housekeeper, who took it in a friendly clas]
won over to her by the few simple, woman
"Iwsetospeak to you also in regar<
- to Gracie," she continued. "I should no
blame you at all if you felt some natura
jealousy upon being called upon so unex
pectedly to give the child over to the' care o
-a step-mother; and being totally unaccus
tomed to the care of children, I do not fee
competent to undertake the charge withou1
She could not have chosen her words bet
teIr, and Mrs. Montford's face lighted uj
gratefully. " I will confess. ma'am, that
did feel it," she said, frankly; "any on
-would with a heart, Mrs. Falconer, afte
having the care of the sweet child from he
bith bu elrlee an grfie t
fin tht yu ae jlkel to be a ien
ion Mr. Flcoer, relie thegoo
womaTHn wi gratitde; "shie thievr
::ipy ohertdea mthrm'a;noge.ur
hehhrlittle girl, and nauhtesceitt outhann.
same as any child; but love, ima'am, wi]
conquer her where punishment would breaJ
her hittle heart. Her pa was so broker
down by his sorrow that he didnt seem t<
remembe,. much that hae hnda little child
until of late, and the uttle croture has
pined for love anazingly."
" Let us hope that we can bring her up to
a happy, as well as a useful, maturity,"
said Isabel; "ccrtainly it love can accom
push it, there need be no failure."
The room whith Isabel had chosen for her
experiment was one having a spacious bay
window. looking out upon the lawn. with
its cool fountain and a lovely tigure of Niobe
near by; the carpet, which was of a set fig
ure in dull browns, was replaced by a rich
velvet, having for its groundwork a warm
brown tint upon which was scattered tiny
bouquets of bright rosebuds and leaves,
with ferns, whose delicate fronds suggested
the fragrant forest at every step.
Crimson and white were the prevailing
colors, and the light shone softly through
the crimson curtains which were overhung
with elegant lace, giving an indescribably
soft and beautiful tint to the room. A largc
round table occupied the center, upon whict
was strewn the late literature of the day, e
handsome desk and book case combined
afforded facihties for reading or writing.
and light easy chairs, adapoted for rest
rather than show, stood in cozy disorder
ready for use.
A large sofa covered in crimson plush.
with deep, easy springs, and soft downy
niillows at each end, was the very embodi
inent of restful repose. An upright piano
at one side provided for musical evenings,
but the bay window was the crowning beau
tv of it all; a stand of blooming plants con
trasted beautifully with the lace curtains,
and a running vine was pinned over the
curtain, reaching up and forming an arch
of green. A gilded cage hung on each
side, and golden canaries trilled their
happy songs unceasingly.
Isabel had procured a copy of a locket
picture of the first Mrs. Falconer, which
Gracie wore, and this, beautifully framed,
was hung in an admirable light, the smiling,
tender eyes looking down upon her as if in
commendation of her work, and in one cor
ner there was a deep cornice across the top,
from which was suspended curtains of
handsome lace looped back with crimson
ribbons, and in the little alcove thus formed
stood a pedestal, on which a merry, laugh
ing little cupid looked out mischievously.
" Won't papa be pleased," said Gracie,
looking at the whole with an innate artistic
" I hope he will, my dear," was the reply,
"and we will try the effect of our work upon
him this evening."
The child could hardly ahow him time t<
finish his dessert of fruits and coffee, she
was so eager to show him the surprise, and
danced along before him like a sprite, as he
folowed her leisurely with Isabel.
" Isn't it lovely. papa?" she cried, eagerly
as she threw open the door and revealet
the pretty room flooded with a soft, pini
" Yes, my dear, it is beautiful," said Mr.
Falconer, taking in the details with critica
eyes; he had not as yet had any revelatiot
of his wife's taste, and the result pleasec
His eyes fell on the picture of his wife
with surprised and tender delight; it was
such an unexpected and thoughtful atten
tion, and he appreciated it fully.
" How did you get it?" he asked, gently.
" From this." she said, touching the
locket which Gracie wore. "I thought wt
would be a more gentle and kindly family
if we had the influence of her sweet face
He looked at her gratefully. "Your
tboughts are beautifully harmonious, as
evinced in the furnishing of this home
room," he said, his voice lingering lovingly
on the words; it had been five years since
he had had a home in the fullest sense o:
the word, and he was an intensely home
"I did not get every thing which I migh1
have done to complete it," she said, looking
up at him-she, too, had so longed for t
home-"but I thought as we each came
across any thing particularly appropriat
for it tnat it wouia oe pleasant to hav<
room to add our offerings from time to time:
it is our home shrine, you know !"
"See, papa, here are your slippers and
dressing-gown," said Gracie, bringing the
articles from a little clothes-press, and in
terrupting, with a dash of the prosaic, the
scene, which might have become senti
mental. Isabel had given her this hittle tasi
as her special duty, and she delighted in i1
with a loving child's pleasure, flitting abou1
him as he made himself comfortable for the
evening, hanging his coat upon a hook ii
the closet, which Isabel had placed withii
her reach, and putting away the discardet
boots with neatness and precision.,
"What a helpful little maid it is," said Mr
Falconer, patting her head tenderly, as she
brought her little wicker chair and sat b;
"She is mamma's little right hand a]
ready," said Isabel, affectionately, and, in
deed, she spoke the truth, for she did lear
uon the little girl, as a source of comfor
and help, in becoming accustomed to hel
new position; the child's lips had taken u]
the title of "mamma" very readily, and th<
sound was becoming very sweet to Isabel
The new garments came home in due
time, and it is not to be denied that theil
oner tried them on with a thrill of grat
ified pleasure; she loved rich and beautifu
things, and she enjoyed the glimpse in the
glass of the well-dressed reflection of her
"This is exceedingly becoming,"said Mrs
Gould, the shop-woman before mentioned
who had been sent with the dresses to mnakt
any needed alterations; it was a rich garne
velvet, made up with just enough spark
ling iridescent trimming to relieve its plain
ness, "and that real lace set is lust the
thing to wear with it."
Another, an airy black lace, looped up ii
every available spot with tiny gold stars
which gleamed iin and out like fireflies
"You must wear natural flowers in crimsor
with this," said Mrs. Gould, "either rose
buds or fuchsias."
A rich white brocade satin combined wit]
creamy lace was the next, and Isabel was
as near being a beauty in it as she woul<
"Purple pansies shall be my flowers whe2
she stood by the glass, while skillful Mrs
Gould took out a stitch here and there il
1 erti, h ad afi oiouthe drapers, and looped it more artistically
"Yes, Mrs. Falconer," she replied, "ther<
is a harmony between the sweet pur<
flowers and white which all do not recog
nmze; to miy mind there is nothing so purel:
elegant in dress as white lace, and thi:
creamy stuff is of such a delicate pattern.'
The riding habit came also, and fitte<
Ibeautifully. Isabel had a fine form an<
carriage, and was capable of great improve
met under the transforming touch of dress
and the dark navy blue of her habit wa:
very becommng. as well as the hat, with it:
long, drooping feather, which reache<
nearly to her shoulder and mingled grace
ful with her curls, which she wore habit
ually now, as Mr. Falconer liked to set
"A suitable length of time in which t<
dress is a luxury in itself," said Isabel, a:
she stood before her mirror brusinig he
hair, and recalled Mine. Arnot's, where the
tired girls were obliged to be on duty a
such an hour, under all circumstances. "
think, dear madam, if you are expecting t
see me behind your counter naain in on
year, or ever again, you are doome~ d to dis
appointment," and she laughied a low, hai
p little laugh, as she pinnea back her curl:
with a silver arrow which Gracie had give1
her the day before.
"Will you ride this morning?" Mrs. Fal
coner. it was her husband's voice whicl
interrupted her laughing soliloquy.
"If you please," she replied; "it is a rarn
'Then be ready, and Tom will have th<
horses at the door in a half hour," he said
as he turned to go down.
The pretty chestnut mare arched her neci
coquettishly as hieir new mistress appeared
Isabel loved a horse dearly, thiough sne hac
of late years had little opportunity of cul
tivating their acquaintan c. but sne ad
mired their Cniinty thorotighbired ways
and could tell a fine horse aimost as readil;
as a man.
" I am sure we are ga.inig to be the best o
frends. prett y Doily," shle said, as she lid
a himp, oft sugar in one hand and caresset
her glossy coat with her other. DPolly, thu:
propaiated, turned her large liquid eye:
upon her mistress with a look of almios
human intelligence, crunching the sugar in
her strong white teeth.
IThe riders had been gone but a few moment:
when a carriage came uip the drive. "les:
me if it isn't 3Mrs. Stanford." said Mrs
3Montford, in a flutter, as she hurriedi;
smoothea her hair aiid went forward t,
meet the visitor.
That good lady had resolved upon:
strategic move, thinking that if she coul:
surprise the enemy she would hiaveca bette
s h aa. sent no intimation of her arrivai.
Her reen eyes were on the alert to ob
serve any tokens of unwelcome changes or
-%1R.-. MRiNTFoicm .NET UiElt IN THE HIALL.
innovations as Mrs. Montford met her ir
M.and 'Mrs. Falconer have just gone
horseback riding."1 she said, as Mrs. Stan
1ford mect her greeting- with an inquiring
Mrs. 'Mont ford was not an ardent admirer
of Mrs;. Stanford; that lady had always as
sumned an air of lofty patro-nage toward
hecr, especially galling to her self-respect,
and had in addition shown a disposition to
dictate In the management of her brother's
bonaschold, a proceeding resented by the ex
porienced housekeeper, who rightly thought
thInat," as long as the master was satisfied
With hier methods, Mrs. Stanford had no oc
casion to interfere.
Mrs;. Stanford was usually too well bred
and disceet to discuss family matters with
a hireling in any capacity, but in this case
her curiosity got the better of her judg
ment, and she said, in a hiai f whisper, as she
sa.n'- on the drawing-rooma sofa:
"Prar. "Mrs. Montford, what do you think
of the nw Mrs. Falconer?"
-T1""uk of her, Mrs. Stanford," replied
M K mtford, heartily-she read curiosity
anid disappointment in the tone, and took up
Oh.: defen,1sive at once. -Why, I think she's
-t 1 t you brothe
a eolady. ma'am, and thatyubrhe
ia lucky man to have found such an ex
.Mrs. Stanf ora was confounded. She had
-:i Poor Montford.'' many times since
hearing- the news and expected to find the
)-useke eper in a state of jealous ill-humor
thins sudden invasi onfon her lon-es
tai hed position.
She had Said "Poor Gracie," also, and
nad made it a part of her plan to take the
child baek with her to New York for an in
desnite stay, as a missionary proceeding, to
remove her from the atmosphere of the new
iPoor Gracie" came dancing into the
rom. her cheeks rosy with health, bher lit
eie face beaming with happiness, and
t rassed with the most perfect taste, a do
:ded improvementon Mrs. ontford's rath
er stiff style of juvenile adornment.
" Oh, auntie," she cried, "papa and
mamma will be so surprised to see you:"e
a Matmma, indeed," exclaimed Mrs. Stan
ford, inwardly, as she drew the little girl to
her embrace. "So you love this new
Imamma. do you, my dear, " she said aloud.
"Oh, es, aunte," cried the child. "She
is such a dear, good mamma, how could I
help it" r
" And papa loves her, too, I suppose," said
Mrs. Stanford, artfully.
I " pW othy, yes, I s'pose so," replied the little
girl; "he don't say much, but he looks at
Mrs. Stanford laughed, as she said to her
self: "He Can not look at her for the sake
!of her beauty, certainly." -
Mcantim the ehusbana and wife were
having a delightful ride in a beautiful park,
with no idea of the arrival in their home.
Iab ed oin.hthreryprciei ae
back hdn sasd "oorse raoe, also and h
firs awkitawarts of he pounto ad sthet
cild bok with scary to effort. orann
deI'nit sy, at yisonar proeediangy tos
s-os, said frmth Fatoneadirinly of the
Iab er' cheeks wrosyon with eri
cie fastey beaing home; happirs, andc
th rezedwt hd bost pntoeatstate, of fduff
dider. remenot omrs utrder preth
andtif se as smilinhil adornmesall
"Ohy auntgeed soeihe h"aa ande
Mma. akndte, hreclamd Mrs. Stan
for-d inadlym as shae hrelf the littlegr o
Mmm. dtor ou, mad e sai alloance
Ohn yeto ani, ctriedth chilpd "She
iscah makde, god she~ could rcl
beAiev herp eyvs heton supe"saihe
"Wohyr's, If sands o,"nized thltte
girl; '- he ntayl grachflctr, bthlokt
Mrs. brgtand sarkig, an h d ther
selft"ed witan herelof:e "Gorodnes!kI
Myeam siter! hsand wifealco erek
hing r.S a eifridehn in his beatiu psrk,
withforeof rrie."iva ihn wthei asmch
respct rig wasofeseto ahean hfer thed
Iustawe kadeso the mreuhnt ofnhe star
ingaseh sayingnwhth gentle dgiy"with
coe Do wihuroely ans efford;pemi
m o pt ur acquann will ro e
sothing said Mrs. tanord'smiingna e
te id faulrt crie.l '-You csemtoue
au nthia rde,andt with politly prciil yepl
outwadnly. ough gnaly: "Outuome,
wndeedou bsho-ireeoming acutmed to 'our
homddet wtry suhaar."
sael' ceeno we goerself tht after
cihe awkwardnessacfedheomirstemeetir, which
huebrehodt gracef dinatyate offlff
fodherscept inoutriy undmrin her tt
hat inaitme oist atrein upn hfernoread
of anhea smilingbeapifuly matde, andlwor
withMr auconrsciu. ohlac a e
mohed lired ah moented up'' alln atr
Tohih Mstanfteores. hatil desps.-n
ford had time t brceherseelnt nn
towe ofbii her bndeneredative rom.ls
lesons the bepotfynt, bufets she hadlyines
there changenihce and pycnluety
tobeier her eestructins. esa e
S rher' wifched ecognizoe nta homely
irpared th crtalls, graceuh crate, heed
serney ncenscup and thedfac. th eays
eavye ithe ateroond dicr.agemnt,'
now bright ancsarklingade shew cre
spnes vthit hmostf:h "Gcipiess bi
o u of' town, know hr."ClnleLn
wasM ar old-t'.n" sid ofrth Falconers,k
nd had. mtande' hanint toical "thise n-a
dSe a rse, feadr we eect airleraf
ePiaela's pestsin andchpo herd
d etpesentuc tofyum ie Mrs. Falcoe'-sca
sael tookaply neo the ofrdhnof hr, siser
hertd ouwome whom stord;t cpnrnot
meol her theat oreaquaina state ro
mtalhy ageelent nspt"f h e
appeared bathrbt Mrs. Stanford's ~nns
tbashd futin ther presenc have ostylieh
traer. setneit. n hn mrpr
"I butthtladyewthsoe giely i rfrnely l
otarlye though inary:hng"Ou shom,
mn'e with suhrslf ar." ldescate
sectld notaseny alo wihsl thabty fte
fther nev msressiv did acth hnrseofthse
cmediably ire in anuchternooesence.
"of hav sikreasontifll moguaden wor
with n suconsioucharmngacson far you
cused hrth"desedfframmn up" prvn aoo.
ofwhich rs.v taod bee seatin, fromphed
Shebad coe shl tbe benevlte ito e
iod ofcivng he newmucatinmberles
sseo inleedorattudet she hastly kne
weremo commnie aest ielya ocudnoe
tnooefhr mnsructhatns. ehdbe n
ofShe despised class, amogaveeti flass
prparedstocrticise, ho-gisael me
serenel unonsousin of ther? faeAlad
-a a ol-tm frie.nd he brther Facnser
wt e alone.
-Really, Harvey, she would be an excep
ticnally fine woman if it were not-" and
Mrs. Stanford stopped abruptly.
-For the terrible fact that she has once
ea -ned her bread by the honest toil of her
ha As," said Mr. Falconer, finishing her
sentence with a shlghtly sarcastic smile.
-iw see, my dear sister, how differen'ly
vo.: and I view this question; in my eyes
this fact only strengthens my admiration for
her, and shows me that she is a woman of
resources and ability."
"Yet you do not proclaim it publicly,"
said Mrs. Stanford, a littie irritably: ".so
you see you are not consistent."
"You will admit. however, that the fact
did not influence my choice," he replied.
quietly: "you are only-one of a large circle
who have this foolish prejudice against
honest labor. The fact will be known.
sooner or later, of course, but I prefer that
Isabel shall have the opportunity to formn
certati at'qiamtances irst, after whrie I
have no id' 'a that the knowledge will har'm
her in the least."
"Mrs. Colonel De Long seemed charmed
with her to-day," said Mirs. Stanford. re
flectively. "and I must coinfcss 1 never saw
any one who dropped more readily and
easily into luxurious belongings."
"You will find that mere externals are
not all there is commendable in Isabeli.
resumel Mr. Falconer, with a gratilied
smifie. "and Mrs. De Long is just the
wo:nan to find these out, and with her
f riendshin-," but as the rustle of Isabel's
dress was heard on the staircase, no more
"You have not inquired for Mme.
Arnot,'' said Mrs. Stanford, as Isabel was
seated: Gracie was in Mrs. 31ontford's
room, and the three were together; there
was a littic malicious curiosity in the re
mark, to see how Isabel would take the
allusion to her past life.
"I am not aware that I have any desire
to hear from Mme. Arnot," she replied,
coldly; she recognized the covert fling
which sought to bring her former poverty
to her mind.
" Why ~' said Mrs. Stanford, elevating
her eye-brows with we:1-affected surprise.
" Because she is a selfish, cruel wvonan,"
replied Isabel. with more heat than she had
shown since she had become Mrs. Falconer.
"and because she has a little power which
money gives her she rules her work-womeni
with a rod of iron."
" What, that weak, pretty little woman?"
said Mrs. Stanford, incredulously.
" The very same." replied Isabel, wrath
fully. "Risiog fron the mostai'j<-et poverty
hierself, she has no pity for ot hers who arc
poor. and .rinds every ouuce of workand
hiur:,1lhan*.:i and self-zespect out of her girls
that is nossible. I should hke to hear how
Lottic and Jennie and the other girls are,
but I do not care to hear of Mme. Arnot."
" She was complaining lbitterly of liEcr
trials when I was in there last," said Mrs.
S;tunford, ignoring Isabel's last remark
- In the first plaec, you, who had always
been her favorite, her rig ht-haid assistant
how much of that she put on for my benefit
I do not know- (Isabel's nose went ur
scornfully) had left her suddenly; Jennie
Dewey had gn soon after, and the girlyou
call Lottie was sick -"
"Lottie stek, dear sweet little Lottie
sic," interrupted Isabel; "did she say 01
"Iher lameness, I believe. which had be
er-m.'so pa:nful that she could not gettc
an*i from liert work.'
'Foor little giri I She is the dearest and
sweetest litle .ar:itvr that ever lived,"
cri*'i Isabel, pitifully; "it must be the
fe .er sore has broken out again, and her
pare:its are so poor they need every penny
she can earn." Tears stood in Isabel's
eves, and she was scornful no longer. "Mra
Stan ford, woii't you go and see her when
you retuin r
".1e! well, that would be a new roLc for
me to appear in," replied the lady; "proba
bly she lives in sonic low filthy street;
really, my dear Mrs. Falconer, that is ask
ing too much, but I'll tell the district vis
itors or send the servants if you wish."
"31y dear, dainty sister,'' said 31r. Fal
coier, who had been a silent listener to the
conversation, with a touch of whole-someC
disdain in his voice, "if the Lord of Glor'y
had come on eai'th in your tune, you woutld
decide at once that a imatnger was altogether
too low a place for you to visit Him in, and
would no doubt send your respects by a
servant or district visitor."
"Harry Falconer!" The lady was really
shocked. "What an idea; as if there were
any parallel between the two cases."
,"I'm not an extensive Bible reader, but I
have a faint recollection of something in it
like this: 'Inasmuch as ye have done it
unto the least of these, ye have done it unto
Me,"' replied Mr. Falconer, quietly.
"Pardon me if I seem rude, Mrs. Stan
ford," said Isabel, "but I recall my request.
Please do not go, for Lottie is so sensitive,
so quick to read hearts and faces, that she
would detect a proud or unsympathetic
thought at once."
"Have no fears; I didn't have the least in
tention of going," replied Mrs. Stanford,
with a hard little laugh; "it's quite out of
my line; but speaking of my return, I have
a proposition to make. What do you say to
lending Gracie to me for a few months.
Lillie is gone and I am very lonely," she
spoke feelingly now, and with a much softer
Isabel looked inquiringly at her husband,
who answered promptly: "Why no, Emily,
we could not think of sparing the child;
could we, Mrs. Falconer1"E.a
[To be continued.]
Pass Him Around.
We clip the following from the Co
lumbia State: "There is a well dressed,
prepossessing looking sharper abroa'i,
and the business men of the various
citits about Columbia should keep a
sharp lookout for him. IHe gives his
name as Goodman, but his actions con
tradict his name very flatly. Hie has
been getting his fine work in with the
merchants of various places, and there
are some Columbia dealers among his
victims. On Wednesday morning he
arrived in Columbia and walked into
the clothing store of L. Epstin, introduc
ing himself as the manager of a cloth
ng house in Augusta, and stating that
he was looking for a locality in which
to establish a branch house. Later he
called again, and, stating that he was
expetiga check from Augusta, asked
Mr. Epstin for a loan of money. All
unsuspicIous, Mr. Epstin let him have
the money. That was the last seen of
him, but 'subsequently it was learned
that he did exactly the same thing with
another clothing dealer. The bird has
flown and the merchants are out theri
loans. The fellow is about 5 feet 9 inches
in height, is of blonde complexion and
his shoulders slope f'romn his neck. Mr.
Epstin wrote to S. Gloldheim & Con
clothiers and merchent tailors, at Au
gusta, the firm the fellow said he was
the manager of, and yesterday received
a reply, in which it is stated that Good~
man was in no way connected w~ith
their firm; that at one time he clerked
for them, but that was all. They say lhe
did several similar tricks in Augusta.
aid was wanted there now for passing
Mlurder Most Fout.
JacsoNVILL.E, FLA, July 20.-A
Branford specIal to the Evening Tele'
gram say s: "Passengers arriving here on
the steamer Bell of Suwanee report thai
a cowardly murder was committed near
Mtndin's Point, on the Gulf of Mexico,
W. U. Braden, contractor, was the vic
tim. Hie had a camp in the forest back~
of the pomnt, getting out telegraph poles.
Of'ate the camp has been short oif pro
visions and there has been dissatisfaction
among 'the men on that account. The
steamer should have br-ought down some
provisions on Fridaty, but tailed to <k
o A man named Ing~genbothen weni
to Braden yesterday morning and told
him that he had come either to gel
rations or to kill him. Braden replied
that the rations had not come. Iliggen.
bothen told Braden to get his gun, for
he was gomng to kill him, and lired, fill
ing Braen's breast with buckshot. Ilig
genbothen immediately walked oil' and
hs not yet been arrested. Blraden. die
Tili- debate between Ion. 1Uen Ter
rell and Gov. Tillmnan on thle sub-treas
ry comes off at Spartanbnrg on next
Friday. We hope that both speeches
wil e pnulshed in fill.
TlE TRUTH OF HISTORY.
EXPERIENCE OF A CAROLINA SOL
DIER IN A YANKEE mISCN.
Recollections of Prison Life at Point
Lookout, nd.-When You Hear of Out
rages on Union Prisoners by Cordeder
ates Remember this.
The Rev. .). 1. Traywick, a memle-r
of the South Caroiina Conference of
the Southern Methodist Church writes
as follows to the Prosperity Pri'.s and
As the question as to the comparative
treatment of prisoners in Northern and
Southern prisons is up, and as you
have requested ne. I will give below
some incidents of my experience at
Point Lookout, Md. It will certainly
show that all the sinuers were not in
charge of Southern prisons. There is
one fact I wish to note, and that is the
men at the front, as a rule, were kind
and thoughtful of our comfort. and, on
the other hand, men who had stayed
all the while away from the frorit were,
as a rule, without much sympathy.
I was captured at Fisher's Gap, near
Strasburg. on September 22, 1864. Af
ter some delay at Winchester, Iharper's
Ferry and Baltimore, I was carried by
steamer to Point Lookout. 3Id. arriving
there on October 3. 1861.
On entering the prison we were di
vested of everything except personal
wear and blankets. Not long after our
arrival an inspection was held, and in
every case where prisoners had more
than one blanket, unless concealed.
they were all taken exce'at one to each
man, and then those who did not have
any were supplied with bankets that
had been taken from their fellow pris
oners. Barefooted prisoners were sup
plied with shoes, and a scant quantity
of clothing was given to the most des
LEAKING TENTS AN]) ULE r.EEF.
The tents were mostly hell or round
shaped. They had been refused for
use in the Federal army and generally
leaked. The rations -;s to quality were.
as a rule, gojd. Pork two out of three
days, the third day beef. but occasion
ally the ribs of beet were round, which
showed that it was mule I eef. 1un
gry prisoners ate it all the same. The
bread was served in pound loaves daily,
one loaf to be divided between two
prisoners-it was short weight. A pint
cup of soup went with each loaf or
bread. Two days' rations were issued
on Saturday, and so small was the
quantity that men frequently ae all
given at one time.
The ration for a day was about sufli
cient for a well man one meal. It was
said by the prison authorities to be one
half ration, allowing three meals per
day. I would consider it one third
ration a day. The pork was very tat
and always boiled. The prisoners never
got the lard that came out of the pork,
and it was commonly reported that the
provost m arshal and other oili cers there
realized a vast amount from the sale o!
this grease to soap makers and lard re
finers. The water used by the prison
ers was mineral, giving the sharpest of
appetites with so little to eat. Our
suffering from hunger was indescriba
IUNGRY PRISONERS PRAY FOR SICK
I have heard men pray to be madE
sick that the appetite might be taker
away. The prisoners being so poorly
clad and the Point so much exposed tc
cold it caused them great su-ffering.
Every intensely cold night from four tc
seven prisoners wculd freeze to death
Almost no wood w as furnished. A bout
a cord of green pine to one thousand
men for five days-it was a mockery.
A CRUEL AND) ILARTLEss oFFICER.
The post was comm ianded by Genera)
Iarnes. Ills nephew, Capt. Barnes
was assistant provost marsnal. Thest
were kind and considerate oflicers, bul
he former never was brought in con
tact with the prisoners. They were
ander the immnediate ch-irge of the pro
ost marshal. Major Brady, of New
York State. Ie wvas a sherwd man oi
powerful administrative abilities, hqj
withal a cruel, heartless man. IIih
whole conduct toward the prisonern
impressed me that he enjoyed tw(
things Immensely. First. the suffering
and humiliation of the prisoners
secondly, the fact that he was their des
The prison was enclosed by a strong
stockade of heavy plank fourteen feel
high. Four feet from the top on the
outside was a parapet extending all
around. On this the guards walked by
day and night. They were all negroes
commanded by white oflicers. Tht
night police inside the prison were ne
groes, but their barbarity was so greal
that through the earnest entreaties ol
the prisoners they were removed some
time in January, 1865. I recollect one
sick man who had not been carnied tc
the hospital. Hi-s complaint caused himt
to leave his tent about ~3 o'clock a. m
While out he was set on by a large ne
gro guard who double-quicked him, ir
his night clothes and weak condition
up and down the street between thf
tents for an hour. When the brute or
dered the sick man back to his tent he
made fifteen other prisoners come ou
in their night clothes and run uip anc
down like a herd of cattle.
BABI.AROUS TRtEATNENT OF PlRISON
The greatest cruelty perpet rate(
while I was in prison was on tnirty in
mates of one of the cook houses. Al
the side of the prison, next to the gate
was located a number of long cook anc
eating houses where all the cooking ex
cept bakingvwas dcne. There was onl2
a street or roadway between thesi
houses and the stockade where the'
guards walked continually. Bet weer
two of those house.., a little nearer oni
than the other, one of the negro guard;
fell from the parapet and wvas fount
dead. A contusion was on his heat
and a piece of brick near him. Tfhi;
discovery took place about sunset. t
one saw him when he fell. No one say
who hit him. The following night afte>
taps, when every prisoner was in bed,
file of soldiers rushed into the nearcs
cook house to the scene and hurried tie
thirty-two inmates out in the night
The weather was intensely cold-thier
mometer belowv zero. Theiy had or
nothing but shirt and drawers-two 0:
them had on socks. They were pilacet
in a block house, which had a door ant
a hole a few inches wide. without food1
water or fire. They were told that ont
of them killed the negro guard, possi
bly all of them knew of it, and whier
the fact was so made known then al
the others could go back to their quar
ters, but if they (lid not come out anc(
confess who killed the guard that thi
clay following the nex t had been lixetd a;
the time when all thirty-two of then
would te shot. So in that bitter weath
er these innocent, helpless men (not al
men, for two of them were boys) passet
th t fearful night and next day in tli
block building, where they were conl
tinually jeered at through the litti
window by the negre~ guaids who were
off duty, they telling the suffering pris
oners how delighted they would ote ti
see them shot.
INNOCENT PlIUSONERS TO nE ExE('t
The awful hours rolled on. anothel
night of ind(escribaible suffering passet
away, and the day of execution ha:
come. To many of these mien :
q uck death was to be preferred to thi
slow and cru-l death they were thei
pasig. The hour for the executioi
arrives. All the t roups, mostly negroes
off guard on the Pointi w ere formed iitt
the hollow square. The thirty-two al
most nakeul. ret-zing,stairving men were
marched out into line in the hollov
sqnare. 2lajor Brady, wit h the auiaci
ty of the wolf bef ore entir g the lamnb
proceeded to ask each man i he knen
. wh oa idtl uard. As lie proceedet
he received a positive no from the he
roic boys first and then fron the !.rave
m(-n. lIe had not gone far, however,
when an alarm was heard in the direc
tion of the gate. Four or live men
were seen coning on horseback at full
speed and yelluig at the top of their
voices. It was an officer who nad
found a young man, a prisoner and
erpleyee in the next cook house, who
could iell them something about w- ho
killed the guard.
SAVED BY A MASON,
But we must go ba:k one :ay in the
i.narrative. During that. day of cruel
uoc;ings there was one kind man who
visite(i the suff-iing prisoners. Ile
was a commissioned oilicer and a Ma
son. Among the thirty-two prisoners
there. wa; b:tL o,e Masn. and lr gave
i signal whnch will stir the deepest
emotions of a brother. This ollicer lost
no time, but set to work to ferret out
the cause of the death ot the guard.
Major Brady, unfeeling monster as he
was, attempted to find out the cause by
torturing innocent men.
Of course the procetlings were stayed
until the young man was heard from
lie was plae:l on a box to testify, but.
he could not do this until Major Brady
had indulged in some silly, irrelevant
questions. le. however, stated that
on the evening the guard was killed he
was at the wood-pile gatherina some
chips for the lire when lie was hit on
the leg by the brick. Smarting with
pain he threw the brick back and hit
the guard on the head, and he fell off
the parapet. Whether. said the young
mai, the brick or the whiskey in the
guard caused the fall and death, lie
cou:.d not say; for. said he, the guard
was drunk that afternoon. Then the
young man added: I am sorry I did
not know that you were bestowing this
cruelty on these men, for I should have
come forward and made known these
THREE PRISONERS KILLED.
The thirty-two were immediately
Sent back to their quarters, where they
were clothed and fed, hat three of them
died soon after from this exposure, and
most of them had impaired health. As
for the young man, he was never pun
ished for what lie did, but in a few
weeks he was acting courier for Major
rady in the prison.
While I was not one of the sufferers,
I was in the prison at the time. and
much of it was related to me by a Mr.
Jones, of Georgia, who occupied the
same tent with me and workted outside
daily on detail; also, Mr. Sam Puckett,
or Laurens County. S. C., who was one
of those who underwent that terrible
ordeal of suffering, has a number or
times related to me the whole story.
Ile is a man of character and intluence
in his community. if any doubt this
story of reckless cruel'y let them write
to Mr. Sam Pucket, Waterloo, S. C.,
who will endorse all I have written,
and who has several times asked me
to write it out for the papers. I was
paroled and left Point Lookout Febru
ary 18, 1865. While free from any spe
cial sickness, I was reduced 65 pounds
in weight purely for want of suflicient
food. What I have written is in no
spirit of vindictiveness, but merely to
preserve the facts of history.
The Weather and the Crops.
The weekly weather and crop bulle
tin of the South Carolina weather ser
vice, in co-operation with the United
States Signal Service, for the past week
was issued Saturday afternoon and it is
as follows, giving much encouragement
to the farmers in the various sections
of the State.
The indications show for the past
week that the rainfall has been below
the normal, badly distributed, and in
jurious to corn. The temperature was
anparently below the average, and in
jurious to growing crops. There was
atn average amount of sunshine. which
was greatly beneficial to all crops.
During the early part of the month
the season was very favorable to all
crops, and a marked improvement was
noticed in the general condition, as it
gave the farmers an opportunity to
clean the crops of grass, and the plant
was beginning to develop and fruit well
and was rapidly recovering from the
bad effects of the unfavorable weather
and that of injury from grass, when
the growth was retarded by the cool
nights. and in some sections for the
lack of raini. So that the better pros
pects for the previous wveek have not
Copious showers fell here yesterday
and last night, but the extent of such
rains is not known at this time, and if
the rains have been general, it will be of
inestimable value to farmers through
out the State.
Then corn crop which is now matur
ing, has been greatly injured in thosa
sections where the drougnit has contin
ued for several weeks, but where show
ers have fallen occasionally, it will tn
all probability be above the :;'erage.
Corn on bottom lands is quite young,
but is very promising, and if not dam
aged by freshets the yield wilt be very
The rice crop which was in fair con
dition and growing rapidly has been
retarded for want of rain. This applies
so far as reported to Cooper River
Famine In Russia.
The reports of an impending famine
in Russia appears to be well founded.
"Miracles might yet ward off the dan
ger." says the St. Petersburg corres
pondent of the London Daily Tele
graph, "agrtdultural and meteorologzical
wonders do occasionally crop out in
the nineteenth century, and a season
able series of them just now might pre
vent the recordl o1 several centuries be
ing beaten. Otherwise, experts, who
base their view on the oflicial accounts
of the state of the crops published in
the' first week in June by the minister
of finances in the otlicial organ of the
ministry, have no hesitation in prophe
sying that the high water mark of dles
olation and misery will be lrft tar he
hind this year. Early frost, destructive
hail and continued dIrought have effect
ually done their work." F-rom all parts
of the country the reports are most dis
coaging, and it is thought by early
autumn the su ffering will be very great.
Already in the province of Kostronma
the people are said to be in a wretched
condition fromi insuilicient food.
Padid the D~eath Penialty.
lytiQt-E, July 19--Valparaiso ad
vices just received say the insurgents'
by large bribes, induced ten of rsalma
cea1's men to engage ini a plot to blo0w
up the torpedo boats Lynch and Con
dell, with dynamite. JB dmaceda's olth
cers discovered the plot. This was fol
lowed by the arrest of the men. A hurr
red trial followed their arrest. They
w-re promptly ounid guilty, and on
dalv il1, at daytbreak, they were brought
out blinrifoled. A seh'eted number of
regular troops tired the death volley.
T~e ten mein fell dead at the first dis
Died at the~ A;ge 4f 1 1Z.
lyoIANAPoi.IS,Ind., July 23.-Sarah
Davis . anea'ress once a slave' in D~ela
w~ re, died herie to-day, the Coroner re
t ning her ai e as~ 1. '. From stories
told byi herseli. hroweveir. it Is quite clear
ta t shie wa about 115 years old. She
ived here tor twenuty years. Before
coiurlhere 'die lived lifty years at Bed
od, andl ihr mianyi years prior to that
tie she lived ait Startinsv'ille with a
trivlle tromt Delaware.
P'anic ini a rc.
1ll(7K lSi-ANi), Ill-, duly I ~--X.
p..iei occured( at yesterday's performance
of Forepauigh's circus. TIhere were ;,0uc
Puie in attendance, when a lion mi
soe manner got out of its eage, and
the immreuse crowd rushed foru the street.
Fortunatlv io one was killed in the
wil ru:-h to> escape. but several were so
riou-iv injured. Tihe lion did not rget
very tar a'ivay from his eage, as the emi
I ploiCes easily drove huini under his wa'g
on. where Ihe was held by loose pieces of
iron fence until the crowvd could depart.
-?s DOO1s, B LINDjS, ETC.73
7. .I1.Ill1 Illith Stree 7
('1i1AL ESTON, S. C.
Write for prices and estimates.
Mattress Mg Co1
High Grade Moss, Hair, & Wool Mattresses.
Office & salesroomn, 552 and 551 King st.,
Rednced price list, for fall trade, 1890.
.Iattresses,- assorted stripe ticking:
No. 1, Straw and Cotton, $2; No. 2, $2.50;
No. 3, $2.75. No. 1, Execlsior and Cottin,
3.50; No. 2, Z:;: No. :", $3.50. No. 1, Husk
vnd Cutton. $3: No. 2, 8.:50: No. 3, $1. No.
1, Cotton 4ottress, -0 Pbs.. : No. 2. ST; No.
3, $8. Prices quoted on Wool Mattresses if
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$6; No. 3, $7. No. 1. H1air Mattress,:S10:No.
2, $15; No. 3, S Br . ed Spreads, 81.50 to $3.
Comforts. 95e. to $-.5-. Ilankets, 90 cents
to $7. Feathers in best ticking at 73 cents
per pound, plain or fancy stripe made up.
Lounges in imitaLtion wa Ilnut, oak, and ma
hoganv. In raw silk. : arpet. $>: moquett
plush' Sil.50. Uphols tred cots, '2 to $3.
Spring bedls, 1I to Iuy direct from
the factory. Send cash by xpiess or postal
note to T. I. MCALL. Genl Sup't.
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CHARLESTON, S. C.
machinery, Supplies, Oils.
Attention mill men! Wce are now offer
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los. A big lot of solid coin silver just re
iVeil, at lowest prices. My repairing de
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Successor to 1. 1. Folsom & Bro.
SUlTER. S. '.
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on hand a magnificent line of Clocks,
Watches, Chains, Rings, Pins, But
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Repairing of all kinds will receive
prompt and careful attention.
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SUMTER, S. C.
NOTICE OF REGISTRATION.
State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OF C'LARlENDON.
I N AC' 'EIDANCE WfIH THE PROVIS
ions' of an act of the General Assembly.
ratiied on the 9jth day ot February, 1882, I
will be in the court house in Manning, in
the oftice of the clerk of the court, the first
onday 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
oiial duties. S. P. HOLLADAY,
Supervisor Registration Clarendon Co.
P. 0. Address: Panola, . C.
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I have opecned a first-ehas liquor saloon
in the c'ity of Suter. in the Solonmons
bmlding on Liberty street, where T will
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loon '.: 'l be mnanaged lby a iir.t-class bar
ten der, wvho will pirepare all the latest in fan
ev I drik at the shiortest notic e. I have also
gon to conside.rable epxene in preparing a
in the rear of ruiv saloon. My tables will be
ii with the very best the market atfords,
an this branchi o' inr buls:ness will be un
der the supervision of one~ who has served
as chief cook in several fine restaunranfts.
Th trad of. myi
i respectfully solici ted. Come to see me,
take a drink otf somethnlir:g go. and then
st down to a maeal thaLt w il serve as an invi
't nto cal i n.
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Sum lt(e r, S. C.
Manning Shaving Parlor.
II AIR C'UTTING; ARlTISTICALLY EX
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razors. Special attention nadd to shampoo
ing ladies' heads. I hiavo had considerable
experience ii several large cities, anu gnar
antee satisfaction to myi customers. Parlor
n.'xt door to Manning f1'ire54TTN