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'HE SL-^EP'NG FLOWERS.
I"wi ce' t 'i't o b' di;," I ask-d,
Zoiae !h4-k their he-ads, a. d others smiled
I nd n.. one made reply.
Pe~( *n.k-: :hey 'cid nl e:.r I s.aid.
"'l hose are the beds-the tiny beds
So thick upon the plain?"
"ris daisy in the shortest;
A little further on
Nearest the door, to wake the first
"'Tis iris, sir, and aster,
Anemone and bell;
Batschia in the blanket red,
And ebubby daffodill."
Meanwhile at many cradles,
She rocked and gently smiled,
Humming the quaintest lullaby
That ever soothed a child.
"Hush! Epigea wakens!
The crocus stirs her blood
Rhodora's cheek is crimson,
She's dreaming of the wood."
Then, turning from them, reverent,
"Their bidtime 'tis," she said;
"The bumblebees will wake them
When budding woods are red."
-Emily Dickson in St. Nicholas.
-) of (
Pram Shop to Mansion.
rOmEN fnti Story of a Dress
3kaker's Rise in Life.
.PY MRS. F. M. HOWARO.
Mr. Falconer was in the train nearly as
soon as it stopped, and his greedy eyes
sought forisabel. "My dear, dear wife," he
whispered, fondly, as he pressed her hand.
"And this is Miss Lottie, of whom I have
heard so much." and he took the little in
valid's slender hand in his strong clasp.
Has the journey fatigued you much?"
"She has borne it wonderfully," said Isa
bel, answering for her.
As soon as the invalid was sufficiently
rested from the journey Dr. Conroy was
called. He was a comparatively young
physician, but he had-made a specialty of
this class of diseases, and had already per
formed some remarkable cures it the
city, and Mr. Falconer had great faith in
After an examination of the limb, and
careful inquiry into the cause and progress
of the disease, he, to Isabel's great delight,
gave a most favorable opinion, in case his
directions were implicitly followed.
"But, Miss Ford, you will tave to do a
great deal of resting," he said, with a glance
of authority from under his sbaggy eye
brows. "If you heat your blood and irri
tate the sore by over-exercise I can not an
swer for the consequences."
He had great black eves and heavy eye
brows, and might have passed for a pirate
if his smile had not been so thoroughly
kindly, lighting up his whole'face and bring
ing out two good-natured dimples; he had
an odd habit of running his fingers up
through his hair when h was in any way
perplexed or annoyed, ldaving his rather
stubby black locks sticking up straight like
"Indeed, Dr. Conroy," said Isabel, "I
shall be only too willing to see that your
directions are carried out, for really her
ambition is really reprehensible."
"Then I appoint you guardian to see that
I am obeyed," giving minute directions for
There was a sound of hammering and a
mysterious going on in the room adjoicing
the home room for a day or two, and then
Isabel and Mr. Falconer assisted Lottie up
the stairs and ushered her into it, with the
information that it was hers.
Isabel had followed her idea of her
friend's character in its furnishings. White
and blue were the predominating tints, and
purity itself was personified; a deep-cush
ioned lounge, a large invalid's wheel chair,
bright, cheerful pictures, books, and every
-where delicate white laces and azure rib
bons wherever they could be used.
In an alry alcove a dainty bed was made
up, and curtained off with lace, and at its
head, in easy reach of her band, a little
cabinet in which her medicines and lotions
"Now, my dear little invalid," said Isabel,
"let me see how you look in your chair."
"O)h, Isabel!" was all surprised Lottie
could say, as she sank down into the soft
cushions of her chair
"You see we were selfish in doing this,"
said Isabel, speaking rapidly so that Lottie
could have no opportunity for formal
thanks, and indeed there was no need, for
the eloquent face told all that the lips would
have spoken, "-for we wished you to spend
your evenings with us in our room, and we
can wheel you back and forth when you are
not able to walk, you see."
"-- It is so lovely," said Lottie, looking at
Mr. Falconer with grateful eyes. "I won
der," she added, reflectively, "if it is more
blessed to give than to receive?"
"It is very pleasant to give, I assure you,"
he replied, answering her look with a smile.
"I don't imagine that man who hid his talent
in a napkin to have been a very happy man,
do you, Miss Ford?"
Mr. Falconer had received Isabel's coin
-munication in regard to her birth with
pleasea surprise, and had heartily approved
of all she had done for Mrs. Harmon; he
-had never been what is termed abenevolent
man, yet it was not from a lack of heart,
and when Isabel showed a disposition to be
unselfish and helpful to others he fell in
line heartily and cheerfully.
The first Mrs. Falconer had been a quiet
little woman who did not allow her right
hand to know what her left hand did, and
having a fortune of her own, she dispensed
her charities silently, and Mr. Falconer had
no opportunity of entering into them, but
Isabel, who had never been accustomed to
the lavish use of money, could not use his
purse for the benefit of others, however
freely offered, without his knowledge and
co-operation, and so with her his benevo
lent instincts were bronght out and culti
vted to their mutual profit. and pleasure.
Mrs. Colonel De Long and Mrs. Dwight
continued to be Isabel's most intimate
friends, though she had now many callers
and passing acquaintances, and these ladies
rook up Lottie and made a great deal of the
-patient little girl, bringing her fruits, flow
ers and books lavishly.
" I do wish," said Mrs. Dwight one day
as she sat on the lounge in Lottie's room,
"that I knew of some one whom I could get
to crochet me one of those delicate shawls
which are being worn so much."
" Let me do it, Mrs. Dwight," said Lottie,
eagerly. "Time hangs heavy on my hands,
and I would be so glad to have something
with which to busy myself."
" The verythamg," answered Mrs. Dwight;
"and 1 can assure you, Miss Ford, that If
you can do such work you wvill find plenty
of it, for we unfortunate ladies, who are
martyrs to society, have very little time for
"Lottie will be only too happy, I am sure,"
said Isabel, "for she is such an alarmingly
industrious person that she is positively
miserable unless her hands are busy." She
well knew this opportunity of earning
would do much toward making Lottie con
tented and cheerful. It was a happy sug
gestion, and the ladies kept her busy f rom
that time, and Lottie was perfectly happy
as her nimble fingers wrought dainty, beau
tiful things with the ivory hook and softi
wools, and better still, her plaintively lean
pocket-book began to grow plump and round
with the results of her labor.
"If I can only buy mother a nice black
dress for Christmas, and father the large
print Bible he has needed so long, I shall
be so happy," said Lottie.
The fever sore was slowly yielding to Dr.
Conrov's skilifultreatment and Lottie could
walk much more easily than at first.
"I do believe that Dr. Conroy is beginning
-to take a more than professional interest in
Lottie," said Isabel one day, as she and Mr.
Falconer were driving in the park.
"Wouldn't it be perfectly lovely if-?" and
she looked up at him with a knowing smile.
"Am I to discover another unexpected
talent in my wife?" he said, laughingly,
as he looked down at her face, "the talent
of match making?"
"I think nor," she replied; "there are
some matches which make themselves." '4
"Y4, aize ours," she answered. a wit,
Lbs -.: "do you know I h:::c
~ec;--e. from the surp: ise ot .y'
"Well, I have," he answered. zay y. "It
;eemns -he most natural thing in life that
ro :> ld be here by my:,.-, : - ' I
C-t e is to a bt-i.iartr-:,;.n z -tes
BCma1d'snCxt week; Isuppose i to be
yne of the social events of the season."
"Shall we go?"
"I think so," he replied; "the cream of
:he city will be there, and some whom I
;hould like to have you meet. I should not
Ike to have my wife eclipsed in the lire of
iress," he added, after a pause.
"Which remark indicates another visit to
ifme. Morand, I suppose," she said,
juickly. "W hat an advantage you gentle
nen lave over us ladies. When you con
emplate a festivity you are not obliged
o rack your brains for a new design in
"NwXt DE.AR LITTLE I"~vALiD.
'-Then you do not consider the posses
ion of fine clothing the chief aim in life."
"I do not," she answered emphatically.
To be sure there is a certain pleasure in
electing beautiful materials and having
hem made up artistically and well, but in
he abstract, how foolish it seems to have a
lozen dresses, where two or three would
mswer every purpose."
" Looking at thmngs in the abstract, my
lear. there are a great many queer things
ni xfe-the unequal distribution of wealth,
ror ind~ance. While you are sighing over
:he eccessity of getting up a newv costume
ihichi you do not need, your poor neighbor
nay be shedding real tears of distress over
:he lack of means to get the one dress wifich
,he does need pitifully, and so the world
oes. In the abstract, the 'all things in
sommon' rule, practised in New Testament
:imes, is the true one, but in actual experi
me, in our time of hurry and greed, it
ivould produce a worse muddle thaE. we
" The requirements of fashion are another
ostract nuisance," said Isabel, laughing.
It seems such utter nonsense that I must
put enough rich material to trim my poor
eighbors dress lavishly into a bungling,
unnecessary train, which serves no pur
pose whatever except to get in the way and
trip upawkward gentlemen."
"There is one fashionable folly which I
hope my wife will never give up to," he
said, gravely. "-I notice with pleasure that
rou have not as yet appeared in public with
bared neck and arms."
She blushed rosily. "Pray do not think,
Mr. Faiconer, that I could be so lost to all
sense of delicacy as to appear in a pro
miscuous crowd of people dressed in such a
manner. I assure you I blush for my sex
when I see such exhibitions, and I believe
it is at the bottom of a great deal of the
laxness an'd immorality to be found in our
"I do not doubt it," he replied, heartily.
"I believe many a scandal in high life may
be traced to this unwomanly folly for its
orig, and it ought never to be seen out
side of the slums or variety theaters;
shamelessness is to be expected there."
"I am glad you agree with me," said
[sabel, "and I wish you would carry your
good taste a little farther, and tell me what
to purchase for this occasion."
"Since you speak of it, I noticed a piece of
v'elvet br-ocade in a delicate shade of
lavender gray, at Hoags, which I thought
at the time would make up beautifully."
"There, now, youo are derezoping unex
pected traits," she said, laughing merrily;
"I had no idea that you were so much of a
He retorted smilingly: "Let us go into a
partnership business; you to make matches,
[ to dsign the wedding garments."
A little kindergarten outfit had been pro
ured for Gracie, and these were placed in
Lottie's room, and many happy hours were
spent there bythe young teacher and her lit
tie pupil, who never wearied of the pretty
ontrivances by which she was learning the
rudiments of more advanced study.
Lottie had become much attached to the
little girl, and her affection was fully re
eiprocated by the affectionate child, who de
lighted in waiting upon her and taking the
steps which still caused Lottie such pain
They were engaged with the l les
sons when Isabel returned from her ride,
and Gracie was bending over her little
desk engaged in a problem in addition
wrought by means of pegs stuck in the
holes of a gaily painted board.
"What a studious pair we are," said
Isabel, coming in with ruddy cheeks from
the bracing October air.
"Mamma, there has been a man in our
room while you were gone," said Gracie,
lookig up from her work gleefully; the
home room was spoken of as our room be
ause each felt an ownership in it.
"A man." replied Isabel, in some sur
prise; "what an unheard-of proceeding."
"You had better investigate the matter,"
said Lottie, demurely, and Isabel, in obe
dience to the hint, rose and went in at once.
Mr. Falconer was there before her, and
hanging upon the wall in the best hght the
room afforded was a picture, the exact coun
terpart of the one chosen for Ralph and
Lilly, and the first offering which had been
made to the home shrine since it had been
es t ablished.
Mrs. Belmond's reception was the most
elegant affair which Isabel had ever at
tended, and she felt almost lost lathe crush
of splendid toilets and bewildering adorn
ments; the spacious rooms were beautiful
ly decorated, and on every hand was a
lavish display of wealth and luxurious taste.
Mtrs. Falconer was looking her best, to
her own satisfaction as well as her hus
band's, who had looked at her with a satis
fied air as she appeared before him.
She had chosen the lavender gray in a
combination of plain and brocaded velvet,
and it was very becoming to her clear com
plexion, and Mmne. Morand had outdone her
self in the tasteful manner in which it was
made. A handsome set of diamonds gave a
finishing touch of brilliancy to its some
what quiet effect, and the diamond locket
had been reburnished by her jeweler, and
hung conspicuously about her neck. She
had an object in this beyond display; an
ever-present hope that it might yet lead to
the discovery of her family.
Bhe was listening wIth rapt attention to
the performance of a skilled pianist, when
upon lifting her eyes she observed a gentle
man watching her intently; he was an elder
ly man, tall and with a distinguished mili
tary bearing, and noting that his gaze was
observed, he turned away and began speak
ing to another gentleman.
He was evidently a person of note among
the guests, for wherever ho wvent there was
marked attention paid him, as Isabel noticed
curiously, after having her attention drawn
by the fixed look with which he had re
Supper was over and she, with her friend
Mrs. Dwight. had strolled into the conserva
tory to admire Mrs. Belmiond's large and
rrare collection of plants. She stood by a
wonderful specimen of the lily tribe, its
heavy pendulous blossoms filling the air
with a rarely sweet perfume, when she felt
a light touch upon her arm, and Mrs. Colonel
De Longs familiar voice said, slowly:
""Mrs. Falconer, allow me to present to you
Major Carrington, of Richmond."
She started and looked up; the tall gen
tlemsan who had watched her by the piano
stood by her side, holding out his hand to
her, with his eyes fixed, not upon her, but
upon the locket which she wore.
She turned pale, as a momentary deathly
faintness seized her at hearing the name so
familiar to her, but she mastered her emo
tion and gave him her hand, managing to
speak a few words of conventionalgreeting.
"Pardon me for approaching personal
topics, Mrs. Falconer," he said, as he led
whe'A *'-cr could eounverse freely. "I sngir
. aion, because thc no::t - ..
. :.de me very curiou:; to i:uw
.. :ou. It is the exact counterpart of:
or -.vorn by a dear friend of mine, and I
.....-."s to know how it came in your
- a Carrington," she said, her heart
beatoig tumultuously, "I have worn the
locket in the hope that it might lead to the
discovery of my family," and she unclasDed
the trinket from her neck and laid it in
his hand; he opened It, starting as the
familar faces within met his eye.
"Who are you!" he cried, in agitation,
"Ind how came you by this?"
"I was Isabel Carrington," looking up at
him with eyes moist with her emotion.
"and the pictures are of my father and
mother; and you, Major Carrington !"
"If what you say is true I am your uncle,
my dear," he replied, more compdsedly and
looking searchingly in her face; " you are
very like your father, my brother."
"Oh, tell me of my father!" she cried,
carrestly. a sweet hope springing up in her
heart at the words. "Is he living?"
"Yes, he is living," he replied; slowly and
"And I shall see him!" She clasped her
hands in grateful emotion. "Oh, I am so
"Yes, you will see him; but, my dear
child, why do you not inquire why you have
been left all these years, unclaimed and ap
parently uncared for?"
"I have but recently come to the knowl
edge of who my family were," she replied,
simply, "and I have laid our separation to
the fortunes of war."
"Yes, too true; the sad, sad fortunes of
war," with a tone of regretful sorrow.
"When my brother came South and joined
the army I only saw him once for a few
sHEB STOOD BY A wON.DERFVL SPECIMEN OP'
THE LILY TRIBE.
moments; he told me then th at he had left
his young wife in a Northern burial ground
and his little babe in the care of a Northern
woman with Nurse Chloe. He mentioned
the name of the village, but, in the excite
ment of meeting him, it slipped my mind en
tirely, and I could never recall it or the
name of the woman with whom you were
"A fierce battle occurred soon after, and
your father was terribly wounded, was
taken off the field among the -dead, in fact,
but afterward revived and was sent to the
hospital, and after a wonderfully critical
operation in trepanning, he recovered slow
tyr, but his memory of past events was
utterly gone, and he has no memory save
of the immed-zate present."
"Then he will not know me," she cried, it;
a pained voice. "Oh, this is sad, so sad ! .I
had hoped and dreamed that I might yet
know a father's love," and she covered bei
face with her hands.
"Let us hope for the best my dear niece."
he said, kindly and encouragingly; "who
knw bu yus a b tehadwhc
wil litterilfo h patadbrn
moments wilhe to m then that ha leftn
hiaugrecan ae." r ura gon
Ia hsurtte bab itand the celare of orr
sefoa course Nurse Chloe He ntlivined
the name od whnthe laent norh theci
clmatofeint faioab ito pe myouthdern
tire died soulnver recallher, ree
Isamel.f thes woarmn, with whom myr
lfathe. etm n hm lasspoe
"Apinedcan batleoured soonyfther and
yourl fatiher daterilywune,"a
taen o t l he wil mngtad, in fatu
cet;but aferar rvvdndhis rsen tormon
hospital, an afater of ondebrthfromly crt'a
"ease she torednig e reoveed Isabew.
quickrly, gond, and she heasmemrypor she
feae th m ateol preenap." ddicn
Then he wilw nt truth me, he criedhere
which a fahs oiedocp," and she rdlc
face witm ahbriefnsmayo. erpsie
"Leto ushope-gir; the- betCyarniec."
eclaimd, kianshockd enourgne. "h
knsbut oursi maysb he and hihi
wlitthe tieafilfothpat, andwolhaebn doubny
bac hid Imknownry onhstr;bu"h
"Godprneso thet prst may," shcompfents
ly. aIwll etoi llta alvn
"daughtr anb." sadMjrCrig
"Ise ofest and otnellse of your
sf;rof mycore Nuseo Chlo risedotelioinis
Shwaowhn sheationort, and thoo hmaoel
cme" anot favoieyarabote Sthernct
conneted soon aher mriae mohe replied
fpadwher leftndesandwhmingay supogea
his bey caugnt unti atetd enquatry.
pine ainallued or my oether andh
hefailyont her de.
"Ah!in upoo soul'it shnn ees faithful
crapine;s. "Mr. dacodr tI Ms deiharmo
hadnear the ctsleman's birth from o?
asend, Major harriguesseda little joeuy.
notickly Isblsrdtfcand as shhecm vr pookh
tefered han vd e uappy"Sn mydicon
rohic wsoylhasedm to ocuy, nd she.
"AdIo have been oblngiqires, andk sna
exclaimean in my soke tond er miy
bute i t let," se aseed, anaccom
p"ihmt of ouri wsirdes" llngi
soMyd notllm my wnhrisy liuint,"
shapessde. rsn flycmpnae
forallte pst.hnwehpdfr,"n r
Andor osbantdheusd faor warithga
"BIs thea bese anostuelfeish of tome,"
dserpoiedmenthuaticlly.iece took Mnie
Crminyto, position andplaiinehi mean-hi
cnc"ey brother prmaryaged lookd
up eand hs hery hsbnsmtaige."g
grou incidentlemn becamessnown roughn
houn reyes ah mnlwttherItesd Inurwd
Sheainadae was hmt com toher siner
congaulaons the sucod erfredsa
"e were sty sanfyerehen sad,
lookign u at hert shiines fullsoty
toe erett yomoe ncl,a Major Carring
hat ero hgnlmn's name wafraspr ntn ocmety
anoting pbelclydantoucead as hes ntece
temoffved than hes sad "ine way wfher
saii Isber, as seomae toer unolegod
ng"I have man inquiries and make."
ever eansei tomrrowernight," her repled,
butoIdidy "not hop for sodl sped a artco
oplyoumant ofour sirs.
"Ohnc Lote"s mredm fsater lageiny,"a
she wetid e redsromi h on
in"eve still thwem."d o,"ad r
"Found woked intde fLottied whose ithea
symnotatetice smlmb upthe terednouse
"Why, I ferth myknwledg las ovnngb a
Mrringelon', rae elIning this man
and incient son ogieam detaiwe througt
tfheromsin as Major Carrington. isnw
foun fie ndsed igfled reite otie
gal, andIbein wsbet b thejyu sncer
congratuatnd tof suh your fher fiens ase
kHisherdstoyn i thee d bee sanys
lingeringn doute, at hile aditn socity
ithe ere i removenowyas Mor fcourrIg
ton'sname was ha himssprento an ot, a
emsoe hte asthrvi he." y fe
"Ayou will pen the remaindeorefyou
night. I averyo imatyiiie to mafa.
riay,, and I wilhardly snptence afort the
time eito mwhenien ro.o yo thion
Founwhlmeable ote, whos ideas
r.n~ Bel. nand1A dan. 1I1sn tha rnd 1nn
Lot:ie blushed guiltily. "N-no." she
. e:, d "to tel !e to' , dear, I
"MY UNCLE, MAJOR CARRINGTON."
am going in another direction as soon as
Mfal--, I mean Dr. Conroy, is willing for me
to take the journey," and her blue eyes
:lroppe2d before Isabel's searching look.
"'Lottic Ford, I believe you have got a
secret tucked away under those tell-tal
blushes," and Isabel took the flushed face
in her hands and with a scrutinizing look:
"Confess now; where and when is Dr. Con
roy going to spirit you away?"I
",He is going to New York and he wishes
me to go with him," she admitted.
"Ah ! I see through the whole conspiracy,"
said Isabel, drawing a long breath of de
bighted relief. "We are going to New York
to ask papa and mamma's consent, and after
that, orange blossoms and a clergyman; oh !
you sly puss, to invent such an improved
and economical method of paying doctor's
bills. I have guessed it, haven't IP"
"Yes," replied Lottie, laughing; "but
upon the plan of no cure, no pay," she con- t
tinued, "for I have positively refused to
burden hun with my poor helpless self, un
:er any circumstances, unless I recover en
:irely. I love him too well to burden him
with a helpless wife."
"As if he wasn't big and strong enough to r
zarry your burdens with one finger,"
taughed Isabel. "If you did nothing but sit
in a chair and smile at him, you could help t
bimn more than the most of women with
their full strength."
"-Still I shall insist on my proviso," re-I
sumed Lottie, with gentle obstinacy ; "but if V
I am -well, in six months I have promised to i
be his wife."t
"And I thinic you have made a wise I
choice, I for I believe Dr. Conroy to be c
worthy of even my Lottie,"1 and she kissed r
the sweet, patient face lovingly; "but what e
will Gracie do for her little governess?" I
"You will find some other poor little girl I
who needs your kindly assistance, dear," e
replied Lottie, gratefully. "W hat a bless
ing it is to have the power of creating soa
much happiness, Isabel."
"I assure you I teel grateful for it every t
:ay," replied Isabel, thoughtfully. "How
little we dreamed of the future in store for
us six months ago, writhing under the
stings of Mme. Arnot's prickly temper."
"You have never visited the South!"t
said Major Carrington, as they sat around
the table m the spacious dining-room. Des
sert had been brouhtin, and they were
hatting over it leisurely.
"Never, except on the briefest of busi
ess trips," replied Mr. Falconer.
"1In some respects our glory has de
Parted," said the Major, thoughtfuy f
"though n others there is a change for th
"The war must have wrought great
changes." said Mr. Falconer, "especially in
the relations of the higher classes with the
"A Yes, it is so, and though it was like the
deas, Iabel, dren ath lan af th o d
lighted urelf and ar ong tacewrngn Yor
toaip nd deeomamscnent, and aftefernet
tatv orangerblss sad lrymn h
un tee plnto nocrnaa, she yu cn- t
mtion andr thavet potIvely refiuse toa
boure shud wiaths ypor helpesself, uhn
harly we lovehi oor eltoendedenisitrm
-oit" an hees wooke." inurnl1tM.Fl
hi mea thanughet of ndngnChistha
umed Lotrk,"wt etle obstialcyer " but, i
I amhwel, ina si cnh be haeromdise tao1
>f this w."t
"Anshd tik o have uase a whiset.1
choce fortIvitieveouh Dr. corse, the C
latheseto pieisnt ha loingy "bue wat e
ile. Grcedto e tl oens?
"y willefand someugherp i e gir an
o tonees you," kidl asitaned, dar," to
rsaele Lotte, gaesflly specat abess in
iegard i to thae te poer of ureatin soe
mulchappiess Isbeisll liman ti
dawelomed wIsaboe, thugtf. madHonew
trptle te oreame of the fhope inor forin
vu." sixmeth aor, seeiting under she
stins of nearotpprtears toeper." It
"Ysou haeeer o stedo thes family"
saimd Mao Coesarrgton as e sth arun
sertopend bend swaowed you and the ee
chating sove hublesurel o aryor.
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now tp," rbepied Mr. Falcner "a'sae 1
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changes. us aid thaone er "specld ely
libging asgeces raes.fraay"n
poor i old shoan hsough iterroaiely.e
very bittres fneath her, reived osbld,
bse willing to e th e ack ainherer
isnew fuure a ndaso."csrngn
piThe ousmile ftue oinly mehaIsem ,
aou derelopmrent scinda of theoldstok;te
iPgmbrkes into a are of yure syathiee
mitio gendu thrniftst andm axou hat
.sehtyou hseal thse qyurslfie Whch
salle o A fcio da etenddus." ro
Theu ajor hetooke hinleaieingl t Mr.ening,
axlini Yor reasons frth Facnge "bun
eirhplas, avican a bedefered inomavor
"Ifhpold iket he ouime our hri-ow
inmpte fesivte thou, ofe corse thcoe C
lantio home isth wdeepiy onse ae, yed I
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"nuua wie and o m da ystrswllb pso Ia
sbel.a notied hae d noft seemuinthisin
roer toighe inisoitt i eo.u da s s
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ip torm the Nst lokgi odlyit the hoeo cdn
y" resumed tnw"he ajrd, pssing ths I
ad tovier his fha tearioly. Itv
waes so swta to-day to har f thee famil a
tiess ew and to u,"hed "adButit
seem aoeless quog esta fth at
Sheod byhinid and bathedyo up.Is headen
unted rufera ceeieqid nthe hel inof a
breating s humbe sto neen tomr u
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w,"sper-ed her.lf, nerin '-a iet f
comused alwy soa enialndkidt tohatte ovri
her wasthe' moralae, n thisp tangoe
trbeofd arrival- fio esl.
He awok gwd;ithasstart. "Wherce of sor
row cried, willy.an s ersoudb y
ingein ayhusbad, ae some," away anlid,
poortld. o! e pk neroaiey
"Was bries, athoear he, iwreld Isl
slhe gged, oe buiedl nea he dear
oun ialestresgthlce of mal stone ma-t
odner gra te d paietlsoryor.oe."
Tnher eror mild exthermendsly. m- se
heu ret truefulnes was teild steominate
anbokse anwreda faily ofrenymYouhis
meto eleou tedencie, d Io amotapp
"Y esh, ys, the rthese qaitie fretulcy
"Thden ou wlilla say deartIo nos ow""h
Thseredo stilootm his eihei evningo
Suthhern trphit happ"y antcipsaions.
Mr.nFle wiha ritdend Mrespec Staor
expullain t reson forethe oehag in
trditmyheart ornot.uIahonor and re-eidaio
"ear a laya o and th re ect," nel
comutted, foritheblyi, n an tone Fafoer to
ame thote wha deepl ushead fae, tad
with a lr icsed lokie icovery mn;"e
sect hanoedrate did not eem n hisen
usual spokets. settled atrinueth fatze.
some slt ndi+sthposin imn,,rM*
Ifoutford, begged her to send Tom for Dr.
"My ce:.. .- .-said, sootingl' placing
acr h--1:i -::, ara: as he aga'n awoke
wvith a nervous start, "you had better go
,o bed and rest, and you will feel better in
H-, ~ -~ i.
I CV; !I ',*--' q2 s-:- -11r", dear;
[ want no hyp erisy," he said. h:.rshv.
"But vou are dear: the deartst friend I
ave in the world." and the tears almost
,hoked her as she spoke.
"Oh, a friend, eb-'' He spoke sneeringly,
vith a bitter laugh, the terrible laugh of a
nan who is not himself.
"Won't vou go to bed?" she asked him,
"To bed!" He looked at her with his heavy
yes, from which the light of reason was
'ast departing. "What should I go to bed
ror? A business man has no time for day
moozing. Where's my hat?" and he strusz
,led to get away from her detaining grasp.
Happily, Dr. Conroy was near at hand,
nd with Mrs. Montford now appeared in
he door, to Isabel's intense relief.
The doctor's experience taught him how
:o deal with the sick man, and he soon suc
eeded in getting him into bea ana under
he influence of powerful remedies.
"What do you think of him '' said Isabel,
is she followed Dr. Conroy into the hall, her
yes moist with tears, and a heart sinking
"He is a very sick man, Mrs. Falconer,"
io replied, gravely; "it would be a useless
ciuduess to pretend any thing else He
5hows every indication of having entered a
ierce struggle for life, and all we can do is
o hope and pray tor the best." and pressing
er hand in his with unspoken sympathy,
le turned an d left her, the hot tears stream
ng from her eyes and her heart lifted in
rayer as it never had been before for help
n this her hour of urgent need.
(To be continued.]
NO QUARTER IN CHILI.
Is a War of Extermination--The "Talla
poosa" In Danger of Sinking.
BRADForD, PA., Aug. G.-The follow
ig is an extract from a private letter,
eceived recently from an otlicer of the
Tnited States navy, well known in
iradford and at present attached to
he south American squadron:
The insurrection or unpleasantness
.ow in full blast throughout Chili, and
articularly in anu about the central
nd northern parts, is hot and interest
ag enough to .,.tisfy the most blood
irsty. The Chilians believe, as did
leauregard when he asked permission
f the Confederate war secretary to
aise the black flag and take no prison
rs, that war means fight and fight
ieans kill. Ambulance corps and field
ospitals are to either side useless en
umbrances. Surgeons have become
ne offlicers and ambulance corps are
etive lighting organizations. No quar
er is given and none expected by either
de. It has become a war of extermi
ation. The military control the elec
ion, and military dictatorship reigns
upreme. A censorship over the press,
e telegraph and mail is carried on.
aImaceda, supreme dictator, governs
vithout a cabinet and until recently
vithout congress. At present the in
urgents seem to be having things their
wn way. I notice in recent copies of
he papers report to the contrary.
hese are all "doctored" reports for
reign effect. They emanate from
he .Balmacedan censor. Several out
reaks have taken place in Buenos
Lyres, others in the inland towns.
anks have with exceptions suspended
nd trade is generally paralyzed.
"The 'Tallapoosa' will never see her
ative heath again. She is tied fast to
he dock at Buenos Ayres, afraid to let
o for fear she will sink. While all the
rst-class cruisers are on the home sta
ion 'doing the grand' for the edifica
ion of the Newport swells, we, the
uth Atlantic squadron, are kept busy
kinning into some port every time
ain threatens under fear of going to
he bottotm of the sea."
Drought in Ind ia.
MADRAS. Aug. 6. -This year's mon
oon set in some time ago in some points
f India dispelling all tears of failure of
rops in the portion of the country where
ains hnd fallen. There has been no
ala in the Chingleput an.! North Arcot
istrict in this presidency, and all hopes
f averting famine have.- been abandon
d. The heat is unprecednted; stand
ig grain and other crops haye succumbed
o the long drot'ght at-d all are withered
nd burned. Already the effects of the
arcity of food are being lelt and there
Sgreat suffering among tile Inhabitants
f the district. Manv deaths from starva
ion have been reported. It is also im
ossible to get food for cattle, nasture
mds being devoid of grasses, and in
many places streams have dried up, ren
ermng it impossible to get water for tea.
ive stock is dying in large iiumbers
very where in the district. It is not
nly the poorer classes that are sullfer
ag from scarcity of food. Many natives
f hiah caste are making application to
he aulthorities to keep themselves and
nimilies from starvation. The district
f Chingleput contains an area of 2,753
quare miles, and according to the fig
res of the latest census obtainable, that
f 1871, has 938.185 inhabitants. North
rcot contains 15,146 square miles and
lie population in placed at over two
Thousands of People Swindled.
CmcA c o, A ug. 10.-Alfred Downing,
f. I. Toliman and three young women
lerks, occupants of the otile of the
sational Capital Savings, Building and
oan Association of North America, in
he Rookery building, were arrested this
iternoon by United States Marshals
itchcock, Allen and Charles, and the
ntire epistolary contents of the place
aken to the otiee of United States Dis
ict Attorney Nilchrist. Downing and
ollman were taken before the United
tates comnmissioner. chargad with us
rig the United States mail for fraudu
ut purposes and placed uinder $2,000
,ond for a hearing Thursday, August
0. The three clerks were notilled that
hey were wanted as witnesses at the
earing. It is charged that the men,
vho have been conducting this assori
tion, have swindled thousands ot peo
ile ftom every State in the Union and
aken in from $200,000 to S350,000, and
iven not one penny in return. There
re two men at liberty, they having
-isappeared several weeks ago. These
wo men, it appears, got away with
ost of the funds.
Knockeud Down by a Woman.
BIDIINGHrAM, Conn., Aug. 8.-Mrs.
'atrick McGinness was sitting at her
indow last evening when Robert Cook
nd Albert Slye, two well-known ath
ates, came along and began guying her.
here is nothing frail abotit Mrs. Mc
inness, alnd she ran out anid knocked
ye down. Cook didn't wait for his
urn, but made good time down the
treet, with Slye just behind, and Mrs.
lGinness at their heels. They dodged
ato a convenient hallway and held the
oor against the irate Amazon until
ey were finally rescued by t riends.
rs. McGinness declares that she will
brash them both on sight.
Tarred and Feathered.
SEATTLE, Wash., August 6.-Father
uay, a Catholic priest or Snohomisn,
las tarred and feathered by a mob this
norning between 12 and 1 o'clock. Citi
ens effected ain entrance into his
esidence, dragged him from his bed
nd applied a complete covelring ot' tar
nd feathers. The priest fought desper
tely against his tormantors, but was
nally overcome. H~e is accused of entic
ng children of both sexes into his room
nd there practicing various iorms of
mm orahty, af ter stupei 'ing them. It is
tated he was removed ?romi his charge
t St. Thomas, N. D)., for similar prac
1iVing From H~eat.
l1HI1LADELPHIA, Aug. 13.-Thirteen
eaths from heat were reported to the
oroner to-day besides a great number
f prostration cases reported by the
AN EXCURSION HORROR.
Dtec ot a ateamer.
OYSTER BAY. Long Island, August
u~ ~~~ -i-ia: es.eli; ;1i1ed ilut
I hiL ;a :.hAiv VWere 1jured at Cold
Spring Harbor at 4 o'clock this after
noOn. Au excursion barge was just
clearing the dock on her return to Brook
lyu, when the vessel was struck by a
heavy squall 2nd was dashed with great
force against the dock. It was in the
midst of a terrible thunder storm and
the waves rau high. Some per.ons
think that the mast of the barge on
which the people were killed was struck
by lightuing but this is not known. All
was excitement and contusion. Women
and children became panic stricken and
were running about the boat screaming t
wildly. The sky was dark and threaten- I
ingi. The sea was fearfully wild.
Before the unfortunate people could
realize their great danger the upper de.k E
of the barge came down with a frightful
crash upon the surging crowd beneath.
When the rescuers set to work and the
wreckage was cleared away a terrible t
sight met the gaze of those who were
laboring with desperate energy to save t
the unfortunate people. Fourteen per- E
sous lay dead on the lower deck and up- t
ward of thirty were more or less severe- t
ly Injured, and their heart-rendering
moans and calls for assistance lent addi
tional horror to the terrible scene. Some
of those on the barge are supposed to
have fallen into the water, but at 9
o'clock tonight no bodies had been
washed ashore or recovered.
The names of the killed and Injured
have not been learned. Most of them
were strangers to each other and had
no friend with them by whom they could
be at once identified.
The excursion was sent out by the
large dry goods house of Kaiser of Brook
lyn, for the benefit of its employees, but
many other persons took advantage of
the excursion to go along. Nearly all
are residents of.Brooklyn and William
burg. There were two barges and three
more towed by a large tug called the
Crystal Spring. They left Brooklyn
early this morning and arrived at Cold
Springs Harbor at about noon. The
barges were moored to Dennisons dock,
the excursionists had a picnic at Cold
Springs grove. The boats had barely
left the dock when the accident took
place. Among those killed was the pilot
of the barge. When the confusion had
somewhat subsided, the superintendent
ot Kaiser's large establ*shment made ar
rangements for sending the killed and
injured to their homesm Brooklyn. He
teLegraphed for a special train of the
Long Island Railroad and it left Cold
Springs Harbor at 7:30 p. m.
Of the c:ead eight are women, four
children and two men. The boat hands,
anticipating a shower, bad let down the _
canvas curtains which are attached to
the hurricane deck of the barge and fast
enod them down on the port side. rhis
prevented the wind from blowiug through
and as one strong gust struck the barge
it lifted the starboard side of the hurri
cane deck clear from its fastenings and
supports and forced it, and the posts and
partitions in the centre, over to the port
side. As it pushed over the end of the
deck nearest the dock to which the barge
was fastened, it dropped down upon
hundreds of women and children who
had crowded over to that side of the
barge in an effort to escape. In a mo
ment the air was rent with the screams
and agonizing cries of th e poor victims
whose livt s were bein.: crushed out and
limbs broken. The scene was heart
rending in the extreme, and the excite
ment caused by the friends and relatives
of those on board who were on the
steamer only added to the pandemonium
which prevailed. The ollicers, dock
hands and other men onathe steamerlost
no time in reaching the barge and doing
all in their power to rescue all whom
they could from the wreck. Willing
hands from the grove and neighboring
places were also soon at work and in
lifte.en minutes the fallen dezk was raised
sufliciently to allow those who were I
alive and uninjured to crawl out and the
mjured to be assisted from the -
barge. All of the dead had the livcsa
crushed out of them by being caught be
tween the edge of the fallen deck and
the guard rails.
A Louisiana Riot.
ST. Louis, Aug. 5.-A dispatch from
Orange, Texas, says: Belder Sanders,
who has just returned from Lake
Charles, La, confirms the report of a
ritt at Lockmore & Co's ranche. The
last account he heard was fr6m a wound
ed man, who left the scene at 4 o'clock
yesterday, who stated that fourteen men
were killed and two missing. It was a
free-for-all fight between tLe "Red
bones" and the whites. Sanders stated
that many different reports were circu-i
lated and nothing more authentic could
be learned. Olliceis and physicians have
gone to the scene.
Another account of the riot coming
from West Lake, Louisiana, is to the ef
fect that the emeute was caused by the
breaking out of an 0old feud between a
band of robbers known as the Ashworth
gang andl the cattlemen of that section.
The former, it is said. had been com
mittinz depredations upon the comimun
ity, andl they had killed a number of cat
tle. They ~had teen notified by the
ranchmen to desist and leave the coun
ty, but the gang continued their pro
ceedings, and at last they were caught
and the light began. The "Redbones"
are the leaders of the cattlemen. A
man namedl Webster led the gang of
toughs and killed three men.
A late report increases the nuinber of
wounded to sixteen. A special from
Orange, Texas, gives a partial list of the
kiled and wounded as follows: Killed
-Dyson, Marion Markley, Lee Perkins
ad Owen Ashworth, all of the Redbone
gang, and .Jesse Ward, one of the cattle
men. Thme wounded are: Willette D~upre
and Lecomb. 'The latest reports are to
the ciect that everything is quiet. The
coroner has gone to the scene and the
investig.ation is now going on.
Rtusian Ryje Cut 0fr.
BF.RLIN, Aug. 13.-The Russian gov
ermmrent's order prohibiting the expor
tation of rye has created great excite
ment here, and the bourse was consider
ably affected, though prices did not fall
as munch as anticipated, as seret warn
ing of Russia's action had been sent
hee. One effect of the order has been
to raise the price of rye almost to the
rice of wheat. It is predicted that the
erman poor and the farmers will be
disasterously affected. Radical papers
are demanding that the governmTynt re
move the duties on grain, but Cliancell
or C2aprivi, it is reported, is determined
not to (10 so. Russian finances will
sw indlers A broad.
WasniIN,N Aug.12.- The general
land ollice has received information
wichl leads to the belief that a somie
what extended series of frauds are
being carried on in different parts of
this country. For example, a letter re
ceived from a citizen of Windsor, N.
C., stating that a man representing
that he was an agent of the govern
ment, was visiting colored people in
that locality, selling homesteads in Ok
lahoma. The writer states that he pur
chased seven homesteads, paying for
thema $105. Of couse the entire affair
is a fraud, and the writer will be ad
vised to have the man prosecuted as a
KANSAS CAN'T GO IT
try-ras opudiatlon of thie su -.
CHICAGO, Ill, Aug. 5.-A specll from
Topeka, Krn., says "A sensa: ion has
een caused in ailiance circies in 'his
itate by the publication of oper' 1--tters
rom W. A. Harris and C. W. Shum,
rominent leaders in the people's party,
rotesting against the sub-treasury
cheme. 11arris is regarded as the safest
eader in the alliance and would have
een elected United States senator in
he place of Pe1fer had 'he not been a
,onfederate colonel. Sbum was the
ieople's party candidate for lieutenant
overnor last fall. Siilb-alliances
hroughout Kansis this mion'h will vote
n the sub treasury scheme to decide
rhether it shall be incorporated in the
eople's party platform, and the indica
ions are now that it will be defeated.
rank McGrath, president of the alli
nee, who h.-s been warm in its advo
acy. has now come out openly against
he sub-treasury scheme and a big fight
s looked for when the annual meeting
f the alliance occurs in September.
"olonel Harris declares that "after a
rilliant victory had been won by the
Iliance the so-called sub-treasury
cheme was brought forth. The scheme
n its essential features is modelled after
he most vicicous and ruinous practices
ve have condemned, patterned after
he illegitimate loaning of money by the
overnment to the national banks and
o rail roads and the ware housing and
torage of goods for importers and dis
illers; a scheme to tax the many for
he beneti, of the few and of even the
nost doubtful benefit to those few." He
ays substantial business men over the
ountry have unanimously protested
gainst it. It is certain to bring about
he complete overthrow of the people's
arty if it is not at once abandoned."
SASH, DOORS, BLINDS, ETC.
7. 9, 11, and 13 Smith Street,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
Write for prices and estimates.
hitress MI'g Co,,'
uIgh Grade Moss, Hair, & Wool Mattresses.
Office & salesroom, 552 and 554 King st.,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
Reduced price list, for fall trade, 1890.
Jattresses, -assorted stripe ticking:
No. 1, Straw and Cotton. $2; No. 2, $2.50;
o. 3, S2.75. No. 1, Excelsior and Cottin,
.50; No. 2, $3; No. 3, $3.50. No. 1, Husk
nd Cotton, $3; No. 2, $3.50; No. 3,$S4. No.
.Cotton Mattress, 40 lbs., $5; No. 2, $7; No.
,$8. Prices quoted on Wool Mattresses if
esired. No. 3, Moss Mattresses, $5; No. 2,
6; No. 3, $7. No. 1, Hair Mattress, S10;No.
,$15; No. 3, $20. Bed Spreads, S1.50 to $3.
somforts, 95c. to $4.50. Blankets, 90 cents
o $5. Feathers in best ticking at 75 cents
er pound, plain or fancy stripe made up.
aounges in imitation walnut, oak, and ma
iogany. In raw silk, $4; carpet, $5; moquett
>ush, $0.50. Upholstered cots, $2 to $3.
~pring beds, $1.50 to $5. Buy direct from
he factory. Send cash by express or postal
ote to T. H. McCAL L, Gen'l Sup't.
13 Meeting St., Opposite Charleston Hotel,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
~achinery, Supplis, Oils.
Attention mill men ! We are now offer
ng the best and latest improved
Iron, Steel, Pipe, Nais Fitting, Belt
acing, and a full line of Phosphate and
ill Su ?plies. State agents for
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nd lowest prices. Agents wanted in every
PIEDMONT GUANO CO.,
CH ARLESTON, S. C.
DIPO~hrEfl, MANUFAcTURnEns, & DEALEIS JN
afest, High Grade, and Guaranteed
Kainit, Blood Acids, D)issolved
Bone, Solubles, and Ammoni
Handled by Mr. M. Levi, Manning, S. C.
let prices before buying.
WM. BURMESTER & CO.
Hay and Grain,
Opp. Kerr's. Wharf, and 23 Queen St.
CHARLESTON, S. C.
157 and 109, East Bay,
H. A. HOYT,
(Si.ccessor to C. L. Hoyt D Bro.)
Largest and Oldest Jewiory Stan in
SUMTEP, S. C.
A very large stock of Britannia ware, the
ve.y be st 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 repairing de
partment has no superior in the State. Try
around first and get prices, then come to me.
You will certainly buy from me.
L. W. FOLSOM,
Successor to F. H. Folsom & Bro.
SUMTER, S. C.
WATCHES, CLOCKS JEWELRY.
Te ceertdRyl-t onSwn
The celebrated Royral St. .Tobn Sewing
Machine, and Finest Rizors in America, al
ways on hand. Repairing promptly and
neatly executed by skilled workmen.
Orders by mail will receive careful atten
L. , Leh i's Inly Stae
I have in steck some of-the most
artistic pieces in this line ever brought
to Sumter. Those looking for
Tasty Wedding Presents
will do well to inspect my stock. Also
on hand a magnificent line of Clocks,
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. LEG~RAND,
SUMTER, S. C.
James F. Walsh,
WHOLESALE LIQUDR DEALER.
IGHH! GRADE 'LIQUORS.
199 Meeting st., CHARLESTON, S. C.
NOTICE OF REGISTRATION.
State of South Carolina,
COI~NTY OF CLARENDON.
I N ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROTIS
ions of an act of the General Assembly,
ratified on the 9th day otfFebruary, 1882, I -
will be in the court house in Manning. in
the office of the clerk of the court, the first
Monday of each mionth, 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. BOLLADAY,
Supervisor Registration Clarendon Cu.
P. O. Address: Panola, S. C.
S. THOMAS, Jr..J. M. THOMAS.
Stephen Thomas, Jr, & Bro.
JEWELRY, SILVER & PLATED WARE,
Spectacles, Eye Blasses & Fancy Goods.
.WWatches and Jewelry repaired by
257 KING STREET,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
Carrington, Thomas & Co.,
WA&TC M -m!
JEWELRY, SILVERWARE AND FANCY BOODS,
No. 251 King Street,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
EAT AND DRIN!
I have opened a first-class liquor saloon
in the city of Sumter, in the Solomons
building on Liberty street, where I will
kep the choicest brainds of
LUQUORS, TOBACCO, CIGARS,
and all kinds of smokers' articles. My sa
loon will bie managed by a irst-class bar
tender, who will prepare all the latest in fan
v drinks at the shoitest notice. I have also
gone to considerable expense in preparing a
in the rear of my saloon. Mx- tabl-s will be
tilled with the very best the mnarket affords,
and this branch of myv busines~s will be un-l
dcr the supervision ot one who has served
as chief cook in several fine restaurants.
The trade of my
is respectfully solicited. Come to see meW,
take a dIrink ~of something good, and then
sit down to a meal that wvill serve as an inivi
tation to call again.
WOLKOVISKIE & CO., A
Sumnte r, S. C.
Manning Shaving Parlor.
HTAIRL CUTTING ARTISTICALLY EX
.ecnted, and shaving done with bes
razors. Special attention paid to shampoo
ing ladies' heads. I have had considerabl
experienc3 in several large cities, ana gnar
antee satisfaction to my customers. Parlor
next door to Manning Times.mITN