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WHERE WE PLAYED.
Of all the worl, the dearest spot,
That memory fond Jrve; thought to-dac,
Is one which ne'r can be forgot,
Where I with others used to play.
My mind oft wanders to it yet;
And then, as in the days of yore,
I meet with those I there have met,
And play before the cottage door.
There often, when the sun was low,
And evening shadows ran out long,
As westward fast the light woild go,
And night-birds sang their mellow soi'g.
We'd meet in childish glee to play
The games so oft played o'er and o'er,
And pass the evening hours away
With joy before the cottage door.
With marbles, tops. and other to, s.
That children always love so well,
Which add far more to youth's bright joys
Than either tongue or pen can tell,
We played; glad songs in glee were sung
Sweet joys, we never more can see;
Such pleasures are but for the 3 oung,
And only once we young can be.
Long years since then have passed away,
And some of those whom there I met,
Beneath the sod in silence lay,
While others linger with we yet.
The cottage stands the same to-day
As In those happy days of yore,
And other children gladly play
As we dId then before its door.
A &TOM( OF
TROM1" P. MOXFO.
AUNT NrTCULLL SPEAKS.
Hiram soon became as placid and
selF-stitisfied as ever, and the next
morning he went down town to his of
fice with not a trace of the late dis
turbance either showing in his features
or rankling in his conscience. For
several weeks everything went along
smoothly with him, and every day he fell
more and more in love with his charit
able qualities and his, hristian virtues.
Hiram Blatchfdrd was not a man to
give way to any insignificant feeling,
and he did not allow conscience to de
ter him for any great length of time.
He at one time felt that he hadn't al
ways done just right, but he managed
to shift the blame of his wrong actions
to some:othcr. person's shoulders, and
--zaceededto his own satisfaction, in
exonerating himself completely.
But another bombshell was destined
to fall in the Blatchford camp. and it fell
with terrible effect. This bombshell
camein the shape of an elderly maiden
lady known as Miss Mitchell Blatchford,
sister to Hiram, who for some years
had ived. entirelyX. isolated from her
brother. She decided to pay Iiarm a
visit, and, accordingly. one day some
weeks after the Christian aid society
meeting she alighted at Hiram's door.
Hiram was not particularly glad to
see his sister, for to tell the truth she
had an uncomfortable way of speaking
her mind that Hiram did not like. Ile
distinctly remembered several occasions
when she had freely spent her opinion
of him and his way - of doing, and she
had not always considered him in the
light of an injured innotcnt. lie
-knew .that she would soon discover the
relation existing between himself and
-his daughter. andl he felt morally cer
tain 3hp-hersympathies would be with
thihttetl' and .thnt a "blowing up" for
him~ 'NuId be the result.
Sarah was not glad to see Miss
-Blatchford either: and she not only
shared in Iliram's feelings, but she was
inclined to look upon any of his people
as interlopers when they presumed to
visit the house that ought to be sacred
to the Spicklers. She feared, moreover,
that this strong-minded woman would
jar en her nerves, for she had under
stood from her husband how Miss
Mitchell was inclined to give vent, in
no uncertain terms, to her honest opin
ions. Sarah felt that she was a good.
saintly creature: yet she was not anxious
that anyone should speak the truth
*about her in her prsence. If she could
have-had her desire in the matter, she
~4vould -have had Miss Mitchell's visit
Of course Hiram and Sarah made an
effort to welcome her, but the effort
was very much constrained, and was
lacking in warmth and feeling. Miss
Mitchell either did not notice this, or
ignored it for reasons of. her own, and
proceeded to make herself at home in
her brother's house after her own pe
e uliar fa~shion.
Aunt Mitchell, as she was usually
::alled by those who knew her well, was
-af a bold, taciturn disposition. She was
distant and unsocial toward those who
were her best friends, and toward
strangers, or those whom she disliked,
she was frig'id to the last degree. She
had a knack of forming a pretty correct
estimate of people on first sight, and
-4er first-formed opinion of Mrs. Blatch
'ford was anything but ilatter-ing to that
lady's Christian character. Mr. IBlatch
ford attempted to make up to her erratic
sister-in-law, but on each occasion met
with such a cold repulse that she soon
gave up the effort.
Aunt Mitchell preserved a quiet, cold
, dignity in her deportment to her
brother and his wife, and avoided their
society as much-as possible. When she
was forced into their presence, how
ever, she maintained the bearing of one
who is making a strong effcrt to hold
herself in cheek. By her constrained
manner, she not only succeded in
making an icy atmosphere in the house,
but she caused the household to feel
uncomfortable, and gave Hiram a spell
of nervous fits. Every one felt that she
would not keep up this rigid deport
ment for many days, and they were as
sured that when she did break loose
there would be a terrible explosion.
Thus for a week Aunt Mitchell kept
the family ou the needles of suspense.
Mrs. Blatchford grew'so nervous in the
meantime that every unusual noise
caused her heart to cease beating.
Blatchford worked himself up to such a
point of uneasiness that he stood in mo
mentary dread of some great misfor
tune. As for old Mrs. Spickler, Aunt
Mitchell knocked her clear out of the
ring at first sight. The icy bow and the
piercing look she gave that old lady
on the occasion of their introduction
~-v8sufficient to terrorize her for all
e to come. Mrs. Spickler was the
r of considerable spirit, and
~any people had quailed before her
~gz, but she was not equal to Aunt
Mitchell's cutting glance. She tried to
S avoid Aunt Mitchell's eyes after that
.first meeting, and if by chance she did
cthaglance from them she wilted
and shrank until shc felt t'iat she was
but an atom of humanity-namere speck
et flesh and blood.
One morning the Blatchford house
hold were assembled at breakfast,
when Aunt Mitchell came in a little
late. A glance at her face as she cold
. ly nodded her salutation was enough to
reveal the fact that her feelings were
struggling vehemently to break loose.
She sat down to the table with a snap,
and putting herself in the most rigid at
titude, preserved a perfect silence.
Elatchford was detailing to his wife the
particulars of-a plan for the repainting
and repairing of th'e-chxurch.
"It can be done for a hundred dog
lars," he said, "and that amount can lx,
"Yes. I1 h al.a1 rat
ten for-- and ia nd
drew a bm rn
"its m e lir w. r :. !!--m stoh
os tu:;-1t r.rend i would*,, dasep
altge.- to) a'.,": lttiewhile
ell r:-p.-at d fer:.-ii rac :t~ lt
wo r r. ' ou I :;. I
you ni.: s ayrlge.Eur
yn. an ar.'lu ft r -dt s i-k
-Doll' r' -
1r wnl ;k :n m
i O -C-1 t- %%- .1 l
wvorit orr :n r
myu ble n 1 atchfor, :'
you her'.''t p8t .s muc rrtaa
his astois ink:):.,
--Don-t 'whyt'' me, Hia. .u:
talking o bout, u I:
id ti emeI, ibe
heathen :m:pn. ' hac n l
that sort of thV;.we y-eon hl
may beC starving'fo 10> .Es i
and a m-oc . ::e111 wondr bu:t Yod
helping. to. '1V.oner 1eh0 he: l
Afr:isa that isa: oeh'.i
towvard his oefi'. : * 1 2m.- r
toward yo.rrs, then s nyE pity: him:.
Oh you may wine. H: ,
know it's the truth F'm speaking . Dc
I~ K l
you suppose God -1. g:oing to re a place
in Hleaven to amnwho has no place
in his hom, ne or his heart for
his own child? Not Much C
won't, and you can't buy yourself
into I11isfavor, as youi do into
kheedle'swt the gIift ofe~noey As
[O sidoe ard a foo and worse. alk~
n piclen o it in h hous and thr
ain' hi one oyor this hnows what
Chistianityi.? Not snl n muc ll
:>onyou ndw ay anre about yohrisean
itWhand a's i.'- itof:oct.A
Aut 3Iitchrell Why, hefan gain't
a artindo sth ineas hsek, and her
ait thoe ofme yok that lady, what
Chsizeany is. weloth atruthon of assis
ofryo words ant fore athwrstian
ityuthn ae ac olegdnyhig
At aite casot ahefntlanceim
arfuto as ceaedtentr and haolr
bhe fines tos.d:~ frdlst
"notc hell shis is oy hase ad. whl
gvu reai cintmptuhou woud. ha
ecent wrsect for all teg anrd the
wIushallt eain in thisd house an-l
ithr ay iream,"or heuntrithel hie
lfed. ce"Ieel n, and ihv toer
rombe firesstaid: m owne
"Mhel. this s wrhoenou on while
y o relcome indi I wS o would oav
"Islntremainedin thisnyI hoped an
plied. youel w are. Yo have feklt
froemont thi stin that nthng
here y oul imardly hoetu n ar doing
aoet hisa houty. whnYour Oltno
reatey hbraaneo thinkOfi hou et
a foodo mar. Yu hark y wod
about yohedyowil coe heny You
wild disoe imain you hae wofull
misda Christian 'sut alkYou liten tn
flattery aborld, aif non this, youre
let of your daughter will rise up
against you and make you wish you
had never been born. The time wvill
come when the compliments and flat
teries of Wheedler and the Pickleses
will not soothe your soul."
"But, MIitchell, listen to me-" Hiram
began, only to be promptly shut up by
his sister who went on:
"There is no excuse for your conduct,
l~am, none at all. Your daughte:
may have done wrong in marrying
against your will, but she could no,
have done greatly wrong, since you ac
knowledge that John Green is a good,
honest, sober, industrious man. But
wrong or not. her crime was not so
great that you were warranted in maic
ing her an outcast, while you fill .-ou
house with those w ho care for you :mly
so far as your dollars and cents go. Ik
you think God will forgive yot
and take you to his bosom sc
long as you remain obliviou:
to your daughter? Never, never. I;
you ever expect to get to IIeaiven take
some of the money you are subseribing
here and there, and devote it to you;
child's needs. Better a thousand time:
let the church go unpainted than to lec
that child suffer one maoment from
want. Now I've had myV si.y, lIiram,
and I hope my words will set you tc
thinking~ and acting more like a Chris
tian and less like a heathen, and that
before vou throw away another dolliar in
the useless effort to buy favor of God,
you will act the part of a civilized father.
'Woe unto you, Phamrisees, hypocrites.''
liavmg thus brought her lecture to
finish. and feeling hecr soul re'lieved oifa
mighty' burden, Aunt NIitchell ar'se
fromi her seat and, ;nvmng a withrinmg
look of scorn and pity\ to those at the
table, swep~t fr'om the room, and am
hour later left ]Blatchford's hou.e.
liis siste'r's wIord1' hiad " te:;in"' 'ffct
on iat'hford. They'. etimde;an
he cot:il net rid himrsthi of the uncomo
fortalm~ feeling they awakened. Het
realize'. the truth of he r wor.an
hem grew' smnall in his own etimatien.
He un1.'stfld faily thie futlh o: 'f is
liberal !inansrcial gifts to t church and
the mhechen and he was less inclined
to praise an'd pat himself~ than he had
bcen for " long time. Sister liltchfnr
tried her old tactics to rallyv ima. bul
the c'.eked ~ their old"- ime e.iica\y,
ad he left the house that morning m n
sad, d jected state of mind.
Rm"ehing his oitneo he phmge'd inltc
hi busi"n s du'ties with unuawal ener.
gy x ra little ;'hihl'e'!,1i them
but soon his thoughts w.andern'd back tc
the scene at home. andl betw'es:n lin
is~a~~mrthcrfltta ~ -
to I aia :1,1d to is 1, Cif
.L . di* tIat it wa.im' sile
to e.C . 1-- wanderin a ti and
unal - -- "~~e endure the thibis~
his f::n'y bre, i threw down lhis na
pors ::: pe:1 ndl fled from the ilice.
il. wa.. d :a:lv dIwn the Street. hav
i:: I, . is dstination. having no
c -earse, intent on but one
ti . n th w .vas to escape the
thou: ' 1banited him. On and on
hewl i. il he passed through the
tolwn :: .e, i:nto the country, nor did
he !mIt intil he came to the river hank.
The 1. sat down, and removing his
hat f rlt hi n, throbbing brow.
,-~y G.h my God," he murmured,
"wh:- hh I one: My poor. lost child,
how l I e-ver forget you so: Low
have r-,tten your mother and my
promise ic her. Oh, God, spare n. and
let m,1- live to undo what I have done.
Let :e but .we my child once mor:- and
receive her forgivencss for all of my
neglect and cruelty."
A lng 1-:n- he sat there gazing down
into t!he deep Ilowing water, and miore
than ncc he was ineined to throw him
self into the current and find relief at
once for his tortured soul. There, he
thou it, e could escape the awful
Sthou::ts that haunted him, and lie
fancd that the cold water would he
welcome to his burning brow. 1;ot
fini:v t'h desire to see his dater
once ne're and atone to her for his
cruel nelrect got the better of himil,
and he arose and went toward his of
As he rwalked unstcadily back he
Wondered V.hy pCople stared at him so,
little draing what a change a few
hours of mrent:! anguish had worked in
his outward appenrance. Ile did not
know that his face had become hag
ard, and his.-ves bloodshot. lie did riot
real'.c that th- fires of hell that burned
witlia hin had scorched and seamed
Ie was nearing his office when lie
met Rev. Wheedler, and that gentle
man instantly noted the great chanre
in his vahed parishioner, and irmme
diately sought to assist irother I'latch
ford home. Ile approached to take the
old man's arm, but Islatchford waved
him off, and almost fled from the spot.
Uis action surprised Rev. Wheedier
beyond anything, and he left that gen
tieinan perfectly dumfounded. Rev.
'heedler looked after the fleeing
figure for an instant, undecided what to
do. but finally he concluded to follow.
After a chase of a couple of blocks he
caught up with Blatchford.
"Brother," he said, "you are ill. Al
low me to see you home."
"Don't touch me," liiatchford fairly
shrieked as lie glared viciously upon
the minister. "Don't come near me.
You heni'lped to do it. Goaway Iron.
iis dying of want. I feel it. I
know it. And you helped to lead mse
away from her and blind me to her
rights ani claims. Don't speak to me
again. I want my poor, wronged
child, and I'm going to find her."
Then, before thc astonished minister
could collect his scattered senses, the
01(1 man was gone. Hie passed around
the corner and1 erntered his ollice, where,
sinking into a seat, he buried his face
in his hands and wept.
"Oh, myl (God, my God," he 'groaned
"what have I done? Ilow cruel, how
heartless have I acted toward my own
flesh anid blood-myn only child. Ilow
blind anid brutal I have been, andl how
bitter is the awakening to tihe enormity
of my sill. Oh, for one sight of my
child, one word of forgiveness from her
lips. I nmust find her. I mullst search
the country from endII to end for hecr."
At that instant the door openied and a
clerk emneli in. H~e annroanched the old
manlf d iriidenitly, foir hie could not help
seeing the p-reat change that hadi come
over him, lHe laid a telegram on the
desk anld without a word withdrew.
Bllatcliford opened the telegram at once
"Come immediately. Do not delay
under any circumrstanees. Tile most
implortant matter of your life. Come
Thle old man sprang to his feet in an
iniriait- and rushed wildly out.
. calzII5 st~ Moun1 'IsevY Asn cars 1T.
Louise thoulght it best to say nothing
to her pare'nts of h arry P'earson's pro
posal. the v'ery naturally concluded t hat
the matter- was at an end, and knowing
the anxiety that weighed on her father's
mind already, she was loth to add
anytlhing to it. Johnf had not forgotten
Serags' words, but after watching
Pearson closely on the occasion of his
visits, saw nothing to warrant him in
adopting Seraggd idea. IHis dleport
meat was alvays that of a perfect gen
tleman. and thecre was absolutely noth
ing' inl it to indleate any intenltions,
honorale or otlier.wise, relative to
T vo we eks passed quietly aw~ay after
2 xes' coE 2~l M
Har'u"s proposal, and during the time
as raginmg with h iimsome declica
eie for the sick woman. IL' often ex
pressed a wish tol reader .Johni more
sub'stanti ami, and John had alw.ays
accepted the wish for the deed.
D~r. I:as'. m~ ade regrular dlaily visits
tI ''is paient, but as yet thme improve
eeItible. The fever 'wa Ising" its'
pow'er. it is tre 1.ut lit ha hadl I long
run. 'and 1 r b)d was\ l burned i up byp it
and 'tie ""as weak1 andt feeblle.
'1h1i 'n a1f"i *ar to recover,' the
doc(tor annon1 1 ed: "bu she i so near
1the ver'i' of 'te ra" notat i w-m0d
requir bt beJitle ti plice herit. Ihe
need the t. ar wthmt nd--:i aior
toge buId un' itr iostituione, Gand fimod
is nt ahn mose ftad ms in nhue.~ of
now-ood wholesomte naeto andnt
sef it." e i fhugr ndIko
shal not ayl to gxeti. Whatr. I tav
dose dothe? Watdohat 1 can raide
,.*dL 1'd up youn. lhat I c.m-t. I a
workin:: for n i;:, for m::te
have' n.: a.~;'y to p' a me ani I L.ve
scarcely a to ';ve on. .ha'I t a
dollar. A'* aI you sou d bare a :u.
of it. l I 'tl'l seeo if I e:m'Ct m n e
in some way to raise smr mi::
for you". I don't kr'u what
success I'll have. and r can't
encLouira.. you to hope' for; anythine. I
can only Iy It i, not nte ary r
me to e. and see the 1*Ant a1dn
for sever .1 di::.% 'wt if Ii
nate as do anything f ; I'H me
"Th.m You. doctor." aiid John fer
vently : .in clhasped the old doeto'rn
hand. -You hae ari placed ine
under a world of obPlig.1tion's to you,
and if I am never able to repay you,
"Oh, nver mind that. Green," the old
man sai!. "never min about that.
We're -l hmman bein;z. arni I an no
more than human in dow: what I do.
There's -::othing in it but what anybody
ought to do.'
"P'erh ms not." said John, "but it's
what fe'.v do neverthless. My heart
is full, doctor. and I cannot express my
feelings. liut this I can say: You have
done inore for us than any eoher per
son on earth, and my heart, my thankis
and my prayers are yours. You came
to us a stran::er, and you have been a
source of light to us. You have stood
by us like a brother. and you have
saved the life of my d-arest one. God
bless you,. doetor, God bless yots"
John could say no nore', for his feel
ing overmastered him, and he bro!:e
down conpletely. The old doctor was
seriously disturbed, and for awhile he
fidgeted about nervously. He was a
modest iman, and whatever good deeds
he performed were performed solely
for the good there was in them, and
not for the sake of the praise they
nht 1ring him. le had acted the
part o. fri'endI to Johl GIeen't' aUd 1is
wife si:':lI because he f1At it hi: ut
"Gre::," he said, laym.:: hi:b hand on
John's:. :ouder, "don't talk that way.
Let' rot make any fuss over tr'
matter 'ike that. I'm glad my efforts
in this ease have not been unavailingz,
and I hope your wife will soon be recov
ered. 'o)w, see here, You must make
an effort to get a little money, and
I'll make an effort and between us I
think we may be able to accomplish
something. Continue my remedies ae-'
cording to directions, and if anvthing
happens before I return, let me know."
And -; ith that the old doctor went
svay, followed by a thousand bless
ings that flowed from John Green's
The next day John went over to
Magic City to see what he could do in
the way of raising money. He first
went to Nills' office, and after a long
wait socured an audience with that
gentleman. He laid his condition be
fore Mills in its true light and begged
for a small advance on his loan.
"I would be glad to accommodate
you, Greon," Mills replied, "but I'tind
it impossible to do so. I let. you have
at first entirely *too much money on
your security, and I am fearful that I
shall not be able to recover on it. I
can't advance another do::ar."
"But I must have it, M I cannot
let my wife (lie for the want of food. Do
"I und~erstand perfectly, Mr. Green,
but you shoul remember that this is
not a placc of charity but a place of
business. I cannot undertake to bear
other p'ople's burdens, nor to furnish
food to the hungry. I am not responrsi
ble for the suffering among the set
tiers, a2:' I cannot afford to give :.way
every'th ng I possess to alleviate it. As
I said. anm sorry 1..r y.- and-ympa
thize with you. Good day'."
Johin :atempted to speakc further. but
Mills hurried him out of the oficee, say
"There are customers in waiting,
Mr. Green, and I have no time tc
John nextt visitedl the b~ankc but met
with no success there. Then lie tried
all the places where there was a bare
hope of getting money, but his efforts
were all unavailing. There was but
one chance left and he would try that.
So. with fa'ltering courage, he went to
the ofliee of Mr. Scraggs.
"Scrat"rs offered to aid me once,"
John thotught, "and perhaps he will do
it now. I can try hinm at least."
But when he reached Seraggs' office
he found a y'oung man in charge, and
Seraggs was nowhere about: and to
his inquiry for Scraggs the young man
gave Green this answer:
"Sorry von were not a few minutes
earlier. Mr. Green. as Mr. Serags has
just gone away. There goes his train
now. Hie will not be beck for near a
For ani instant John stared blankly
at the young man, and his head reeled
and hec felt as if the earth was slipping
from under his feet. Htis last chance
for raising money was gone~and he saw
nothing before his sick wife but death
from want. The clerk noticed John's
manner o~d was alarmed at it.
"Mr. Green," he said, "you are not
well. Take a seat am'l rest a moment.
Can't I dosomethi:.:g for you?"
"No." replied John, ras he dropped
into thu nearest seat. "I will be all
righit in a:omn.
Tlhere ws :.)re than disappointmnent
and discoure-men~t ailing John. ile
was iel , we::k and hungry. For days
"GRltEN, DON'T TALK TUAT WAY."
he had overtaxed his strength in car'ing
for his sick wife. ie had gone on short
diet, ha I lost sleep) night after night.
HeI was pale, hiaggatrd and aged. Hie
was sic in body as well as soul.
"Wa your business with 3Ir. Sera'.gs
ver pa' ticular?" the clerk asked, when
John recoveredi himself a little.
"Yes, said John, "it is a mnatter of
great i:':portance to mae." And he stated
the o"b''et of his visit and told some
ting o the necessity that forced him
to seek i 'e loan.
"I wvsh you had come before Mir.
Srai"" icit," the clerk replied, "for I
'am Kxr' lie would have given you the
as sstance you want. lBut it is too late
now. 1e has no money here that I can
handle or I would take the liberty of
maing the advance. If you can get
along for a few days, however, I am
crt'in yuou can count on him for the
favor whien lie returns."
"If I can (10 no better I shall have to
wait," John replied, as he left the of
iee, "but Glod only knows how we are
to keep the breath of life~ in us unless
we iave food."
John returned to his team to go
home, but the thought of going back
with no money or provisions was a
It t t don by\ his w'agon and graze:d
vaantlv aross the street at the display
of gOods in front of a grrocei 6tore.
"There is plenty over there," he
thonuht, "to keep oli suil'oring, yet for
the ivant of a few doflars I rmust go
II! lgy w*1hi!,::n wife dies of Want. I
cannot go back to ny home empty
haaded and sit down there to wait for
starvation. 'There is food in the land
ind I must have it. God forgive me,
b if I can steal some food I'll do it."
Never in al his lifo hal the tiough1
of such a Cri:ne co:n: muth .M n
Green-s 1:::d. Neve'r b-ure h:1d he
heven igh .qne onis
sann of sLh a deed. r:. :ev'r
wou:d he have Ir:::ne 'x:.t t.- time
wou.l er Vewen he 0:>uariousl
ccnteinpt-:e turning thief. lut no one
knows to what ext- zit hunger will
drive him until he has Felt its pangs.
John Grcen resolved to becone a thief
in the eyes of the world. lie resolved
to take by force and stealth that which
was necessary to preserve life, and
which he could secure by no other
means. And with this determination
firmly fixed in his mind he arose to put
it in exe.ution. lIt scarcely had lie
come to his feet when a strange man
"My friend. you have a very fair
wagon and teara there."
"Yes," replied John, mechanically.
" 'Would you sell them?" the stranger
"Yes," replied John, eagerly grasping
at the opportunity of getting some
money, forgetting everything else in
the thought of his wife. "Do you want
to buy them?"
"l wrant to buy a wagon and team to
take me fzinil.' back to Missouri, and
if you will sell yours at a reasonable
price I may take them. What do you
want for them?"'
"I don't imor," replied John. "I had
not tho'ught of selling them. But I sup
psc tlt'y ou .ht to be worth a hundred
The imu S.hook his head. John saw
the hetio and said:
"How mich . 1jill you give, then?"
"I'll gieC you seventy-five." the man
renlied. "t is a small sum. I know, but
moerv is .alu:able in this couitry, and
verything else, save fool, is cheap.
That's all 1 can afford to ol r you."
John was in no moo.1 for carilinx. and
so without further parley he accepted
the man's offer, and the money and
team changed hands.
No longer forced to the nccesaity of
stealing food, John started off home
ward, cons;iderabiy lighter of heart.
"Poor Mary need not starve now," he
thought, as lie walked across the
prairie. "This money will buy food to
tide us over a few mo;re months. and hv
"woULD YOU swr.i 'r..'?" TuIs s-rnAN
In the cent ':mphat ion of the good the
money woulhi bring to his lovedl Ond'
John compktrly forgot the faet that he
had conaiottetd a grave crimne again:st
the law in securing the :,neyv as he
had. Bunt at last it camne back to him,
and with a sudden and terrible shock
ie was made to feel the tuil conse
ueces of his act. ie stoJpped~ in h is
tracks and a cold shiver ran over him.
"ireat God:" hc mnurmunred, "I h::ve
so. mo~rtgaged property. and opened a
wa- to the state pris~3n for inyself.
Whiat ant I to do? What can I do?"
And he sat down and buried his face
in hi- had: and tried to thiuk: but he
coihl tltdak of nothing and see noth
ing but the prison door yawning before
him. .': e~ a4;~ -- -
'rill The States Respond ?
ItenMOND. V'irgmil., Nov. 18.-Mrs.
J,Ierson Daivis atnd her d:mgiater. Miss
W iieI, iet tum ei'y to-day for M'-i
dils. Te'nn. Tihc eiueoiud Dispatch
t-rrwin -n editorial on Mrs.Diavis
wil say: "The Southern Stat's (ou'ht
to vote a perT:sion to .\rs. Jetierson Da
is arid Virgw~ia shoul ~v h oe
m iiint. 1: ;s nthinPg but fair and pro
per that we shovld put her upon the
'ane factong that the Unite-t States
Government plaes the widows of its
iresi dents. The (iuty dievolves upon
th" Statec tha- comipos.:d th~e Contfeder
av is a thiu j"'tte past. It cani'L be
a very ca'uy', recen (t for us, mnas
wuch as thr m~- ve"r will b~e. tsuothier
..;iadIr. e', and ther"fre wiver ?.n
a u r ~W!iev :- o Conederteg Presi
Fdte "' '72,'tXt"
r fai'ure of ' :e c'orn a:.- t.-ani crop:'
thi stt,yowing to the dronthI. is
't'' g~ 1~ in ons su$rim amr-ng the
ttir The pric" of corn has risen to an
inmiense 'ugur", selng ini some parts
n ' te' stah- at ove o"r01e dod ar per bush
el The Xb' r'ng element of -Durarngo
h -ve neither ''ork nar feed. The be1;
t r elass"", '::o 're so fortuunah~ ias to
o-food,. are coiup -li-u to guard t! eir
[p"I , b' tof ~eet the farn
90tor'e from~ robbing thuem. Onxy the
s' ar msui s of the. governmeunt so
sH*ua.1-'To N, S. C-.C thi' - ~"' -iC(le
m. n' t)-d::y whiih~ lastI Several
hou.'ne o.:eedo.. wetre "se'ret.
b- 't 's -nid t'at ste-ps -.ill be taken to
hry i, ok cas teently d-idled by
. wie fi~o.His ako sal. that the
g ieI o 'r e::erd ha Is writteni a red
u 'i o C (ount Auiditor, io
hih-h m,,'*ie'- is el- to N:ectwns
'''anvd f'lu 'f th.-' Generel .Stat;-t'5,
-hiflJ ~ t i provid.Iiimm i:,u:n br per
r' u'ing' I m'i-- tr * a turnst. or
a i-,g 'GO e eurul-.
yor>.'. t '. Nov 1 .-Trhe tri 1 of
S 1. j'':' for ' & kiflig' of ('at
- *he jury,. at'ete nmg out
: Int-- L elurid a er
7 y. The erd 'et vn:, j.st
e a av been la oinion to thery
*al ir. U itau' lion
i ' c1at lum
-' ' ~u:'ro:: r . ( . - 'J- -0- l'h re
a 3s sm !: liv sen'l'' 'ini the
nt*ean thrU thr': was atsjlutely
no ruh in :. crs and' clan,,ing
O- -"s jun' hat'I1 thi" statemenits of
questi~ ion werev false
snt m ntft
FUU ~f' TWO AND TWO.
THI-EGCNZLES BROTHERS ND THE
4 ' i: er Newtpaper Circulatlon Do
TeopiA in't) 6 M:xed Row-scuffle In a
Iiotel Lobby Which Leaked Ugly, But
Ended Wiih T.ittle Damage.
< oLiumm.A, S. C., Nov. 24.-The sen
,a1 ;ii of ;rne nig ht is an encounter that
>e d b--t'en N G.Gonzales,editor
a iii St* , a!itl A E Gonzairs, gen- t
-r a eP .4 rh.- ,ame paper. on the r
.J. WalV-r Gray. of Green- I
C11 an ll.aem Pope, of Newberry, I
iek n-l.eLiVrly of the house and I
wa:e. en *he otter.
The law requires that clekS of the
.o legilatye b.d:es shall award ad
ciertisemnt1s of lroposals 'or the State
printig tie daily nrspaper in Co
umbia hi.ng the largest circustion.
ray and 1pe deputei ithe duty of de
(ro'.ilo9 :he question of cuculatlon
IV. M. Rodgers, a'.sistant clerk of
hi houe, and an ol.i Register com- t
p.sior. B.>(gers made his report and (
tast night thi clerk, awarded the ad- c
vertising to th' Register ani for orarued
I c mm uueation'. to the Stgte, saying
-at acording to Rodger's report the
Register tad th largeet circulation.
To-dav I hA State cortai ned a -evere
iditorial calling trip award an ''in
taOuS swindl'," andt the ret> rt "a
tlagrarit and vilfful lie." The editorial
aid that Rodgers "in making his report
ad Pled deliberately and maliciously
with intert t injure the State. which 1
e hares, and benefir. te Register,
whIi he supporls," and that he knew
the Register's circulation was not halt
is arge as the State's. The tditorial t
lso said that Gray and Pope in accept- I
4g and endorsing a report so made
have broken their oaths to perform
thir duties, and have carrisd out a
2onspiracy to defraud the State of its
reputatlon und to give the Register a
reputation which It could not other wise
Gray ;nd Pope were charged with
iutrageous partisanship and fraud. 1
To-night ths matter culminated when I
A. E. Goneale mi-t General Gray in
he ecowd'd 'obby of the Grand Cen- I
tral h..tel. The occurrences that fol- j
[owod are conservatively given accord
ing to the most dispassionate state- I
mbums from witnesses obtainable.
G:nzales said to Gray: "I have been
uexious to see you to tell you some
thing I have been saying about you all
day. Yuu, or Pope, or Rodgers, or
whoever ;s rrspon:-ible for aw-arding
he advrtising to the Register,
and ine statempnt that the Regis
ter has a greater circu!aticn than
the S'ate Is a G- -d liar and a fraud.
Any one who will assert that the Reg
ister has half the circulation of the i
state tells a willful lie."
Gorizales repeated this, and said that
it was an ou-rage on the tax payers of
the State to have the award given to a
paper with not half the State's circula
Gray asked if Gonzales had received
About this time N. G. Gonzales came
into the lobby, and, hearing n is broth
er's voic-e came up to him. Gray then
said so there are r.wo of you, are there?
Have I a friend here!"
At this appeal a number of persons I
immediately rushed up, and the cry I
was heard, "Yes, fots of them."
Gray excitedly threw of his overcoati
and Irew his pistol and said "Any man
who says that I am a fraud is a d-d
At this junrcture Sampson Pope came
up and shouted "That's what I say, and
suv man who accuses me or fraud is a
N. G. Gonzales asked him what he
iaid, and upon his repeating it struct
him in the face with his left hand.
3r. Pope is said by t wo eye witnesses
s haaWmade two attempts to draw a1
ito wen ne anic uoui1sa iomw iW
on each othe~r.
The two maen fell to the floor, clinch
ing each other, Gonze.les on top belab
ormg Pope. rope stuck bis angers in
Gonzales' eyes and gougod them. Gon
'zales calleci out to him to stop gouging
him. Gonzales states that he did this
because Pope's :friends had hold of his
arms andi he could do nothing. In
some ay the men were soon pasrted,
nither doing mutch damage to the
other. Gonzales believes that he was
struck over the hand by at stick in the
hands of somefl one in the crowd.
In the meantime A. E. Gonzales h-a
ben facing Gray, who stood with
drawn pistol. Gonales advanced one
step, called Gray a d--d eoward and
told him to throw away his pistol,as he
hid none, and rignt it out. rTe strug
gle between Pope and the other Gon
zales g~ot these two separated, and Gen
eral (Gray remained in a corner of the
lobby for fully fiye minutes standing
erect wvith drawn pistol and pale face.
A. E. Gonzales continued to curse Gray
and his friends, telling him he could1
whip any three of t hem. Bly t2ras time
sofle of (Gonzales friends~ had bee-n at
tracted into the hotel aind the two
brothers were taken up stairs.
The afiair created the most intense
exiteent. and no~thinig else is talked
about. It ts probable that tomorro w
wil bring devsopmnents in the mnatter.
Suits tor perjury are talked of.
COLt MnIA, S. C., Nov. 25 -Auother
encouter follo wing on the heels of last
m~ght's tight occurr ed tod iy. This time
it was between A.E.Go.zalesanDd M. F.
Tighe, correspondent of the News and
Courier. Gonz.*lvs produced a News
and Courier- and read Tlighe's account
o lat night's t1hat. Wheu he came to
the words "A. E. Gonzales raised both
hands, say log he was unarmed," he told
ige it was a d-d lie. Immediately
'gh, r thi-d his right hand and struck
Goztes in the Lace, drawing blood
from his nose5. Gonzales responded by
hitting Tighe untIer the left eye, mak
ing a gash which bled profusely.
TVhe two men clinched and fell to the
floor. They struck and gouged each
other for a short time when they were
After i.eing separated Tighe saia:
'-You are my phvsicasl superior, but I'll
ig t ou in any way a gcentemenl ought.
and you have got it to do."
Gonzles repiled that TI'ghe could get
ll th figiht '.ut of him in any way :'nd
tiialv time he chose
The light ocentrred just outside the
door of the chi Amber of the house of rep
rseratvs and many legislators rush
e & to the s ne
Morly thereafoer Represent.'.tive
Burn broig at rhe affair to the attention
of -- ho,. but action was postponi
Thet ReTalationI Ia Chias.
SirAYoiAi, Nov. 26.-The special
crrespodeniii ia lna of the Unite
res is aim, on the best authot ity. to
sIte that the rebellion (for it is really a
ree;llin) is spreading rapidly in the
n t~rrhern provinces, so that there is con
cderable alarm felt at Peking and its
nieiorootd. The rebelsa are advanc
iz in mrs upon Pe~kin, and are bemng
irined ea route by reinforcements 1rm
theg people arnd from the army. Several
sqiadrus of the so-called regular caval
iv have already joined the rebels, im ad
d~iiin tr' ha,.ds of des~erters from the
toos clan-edi as regular infan try. Fiu
ally, the rebels have been jeined by a
nuuber of mandarins, and each day tneir
sret and audacity have been increas
mng. Ali the Christians at Kmechow
have bees massacred.
V1ta lBoilor BxplouiE'3.
('urrT AN01. Tenn., Nov. 20.-Tlo
lytlnfg two young sons of the pro
irietor, TV. P. Batteni. A saw dust
weevr had his leg brokvn and Mr.
Batte3 had an arm broken in two
paces. Port onls of the boiler were
hrown threc hndired feet.
M. A. HOYT,
[Snccessor to C. I. Hnyt 5 B-]
Largest and O1dest hlwely Z:ore n
SUMTER, S. C.
A very large stock of Britannia wate, the
ve.:v best silver plated gods made. 550
Gold Rings on hand. i1inof Clocks
Wedding Presents, Gold Pens, anmpeca
cles. A big lot of solid con silver just re
ceived, at lowest prices. My repa.ring de
partment has no snperior in the State. Try
around first and get prices, then come to me.
You will certainly buy from me.
213 Meeting St., Opposite Charleston Hotel
CHARLESTON, S. C.
Machinery, Supplies, Oils.
Attention mill men! We are now offer
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Iron, Steel, Pipe, Nail, Fitting, Belt
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and lowest prices. Agents wanted in every
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I have opened a first-class liqor saloon
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building on Liberty street, where I will
keep the choicest brands of
LIQUORS, TOBACCO, CIGARS
and ill kinds of smokers' articies. My sa
loon will be managed by a first-rlass bar
tender, who will prepare all the latest in fan
cy drinks at the shortest notic, I have also
gone to considerable expense2 in preparing i
in the rear of my saloon. My tables will be
filled with the very best the market affords,
and this branch of my business will be un
der the supervision of one who has served
as chief cook in several line restaurants.
The trade of my
is respectfully solicited. Come to see me,
ake a drink of something good, and then
sit down to a meal that will serve as an invi
tation to call again.
WOLKOVISKIE & CO.,
Sumter. S. C.
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CHARLESTON, S. C.
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CHARLESTON, S. U.
NOTICE OF REGISTRATION.
State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OF CLARENDON
I N ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRO VIS
ions of an act of the General Assembly
ratiied on the 9th day of February, 1882, 1
will be in the court house in Manning, in
the office of the clerk of the court, the first
Monday of each month, for the purpose of
allowing persons comning of age since the
last general election to register, and to at
tend to anyv other business~ pertaiming to my
oficial duties. S. P. HOLLAD)AY,
Supervis. r Registration Clarendon Co.
P. O. Address: Panola. S. C.
S. THOMAS, Ja. J. M. THOMAS.
Stephen Thomas, Jr.& Bro.
JEWELRY, SilVER & PLATED WARE,
Spectacles, Eye Glasses & Fancy Goods
.ce'Watchsand Jewelry repaired
c inetent workm-:nJ.
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CHIARLESTON. S. C.
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JEWELRY, SILVERWARE AND FANCY GOODS
No. 251 Kiug Street,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
157 and 169, East Bay,
.LL1A*NCE. OXi iN Ussr.
'hePreslde.nt of th- GeorgiA Stale Alil
an-ce Makp an Address
ArGUSTA. Nov. 25.-To-day was
Uliauce day at -:c Exposition and
reidenovinsto;, of tie (Georgia Al
ance. was here acln made au address to
everal hundred ,-eorgia and Carolima
armers this afternoon in Music Hall.
Ie was introduced by the lion MariLn
Mr. Liviugstun -ega.. b explaining
he principles of t..e Alliance and the
uvaning of ile 1ujrasucy il. as lie
ehevedl 0 at mnala' ui:ce, nit
-einlz mbesof t Orderr. :2 0 1.o0:
:now cieirly v.ha in ;i:ri-uSS .f t!e
Uliaice were. He was ver earnest In
ts talk nlidw . at Ptis '' cvc rv
ord he utter..d. IL sail he had heard
rumored that th; liiince d d not have
nough money to pI:, h d es w Who
tIended the Nation:l Curv mion in In
liauaipolis last w, k. 111 I e
aid he would or.i itiuet:. tihe re-r: un
rue. lie -di.h the pur s ,of tie
rdtr were lixed aLr' .Jdrui nd1 tfar*1
:rs were. b 0 at on avn .he iuancial
ystem chianged. 1i_ ke thero was
truni! oppoiition :: in: All wce. but its
neibers did not tm- d t!.ai; in :ct rather
ike it. for by dicussi'n of questions
armat-s would be -ducated and would be
ble to fiually errike ou sonie p au that
vould give them reliet.
le said that tL! e .ub-trasury b1i1 wa<
he only scheme tha:. had yet been tound
hat could furnish :nprovemen'. and if
y better plan cruld be scgetted the
armers were ready and -i lling jo accept
t. The only hindrance to the Order.
he Colonel said, was from within and
lot from without their ranks. He em
yhatcally said that this country is in a
lepressel condition, and that merchants,
)akers and cottou nen ve. e trembling
n their boots simply ou account of the
incertainty of tha liuaucial condition.
le said what farmers demanded was
inancial relef and iux relier, and when
hey aet those two things they w ill have
>lenty and live happily.
In substautiatwon o his char-c of tile
incertaiiv of finraueial affairs, he re
narked that Bradstrect reportol that
)2 er cent. (f busmess was done on
,ime. Lack of confidence is the c.-use
>t this uncertait, he . said, aud he
roved it by sayiu- diat money could be
)orrowed in New York at a ow intere.
ubject to call, but not On time. As to
he Ocala piatform aid sub-treAu: v bil
o1. Livingston said th?.v were not un
leniocratic or impractizable, as some
vriters think. Relerr:ng to Fedezal
axes the speaker said that ia 1880 tiere
vas forty-three b:llion dollars of busi
less done in this country. and out ot
hat amount only seveuteen and a half
)illons was taxed.
Mr Livingston said that farmers were
mulrers by all taxes not being paid.
le said there is a cry that Lhere is over
>roductlon of cotton, 'out it is co:. so.
i'othinz is overproduced except fools
md rascals, that Divine Porvider:ce.
who rules over the unive- &e, never wasted
Iis gifts. He said farmers were selling
otton now at .less than it cost them to
nake it, and it was because of the poor
inancial banking system and because
peculators are- hold:ng cotton. In his
mperieuce cotton ahways brought the
ighest prices wtien currency reached
,he biahest point. One, great trouble
was h~e said, that 91 per cenlt. of the
wealth of tilis cou1Ar y was controlled by
ie Eastern S:ates oaitside of where the
~rops of this coun ry are grow . He
dvised farmers this year to !Jrat make
trops of tile necessaries of life needed at
iome, and then afterwards to plant cot
Col. L.ivingston referred to the talk
hat the strezt" .r Wa- .O
Se emnamer o~ -aic rder would
on be d.ssolved. I aun Wer to that
satid that thu wish wats father to the
,hought, foir the Aillane was stronger
iow thu ever bedore and that it was
oing to tenaciously hld togetheur andl
ecomplish its object, th~outh it will take
rears to do it. lie said he wanted East
in political domniuatio h roken: that the
orth not only' controlled the linances
tnd commerce. Lhey even are isters,
lictators and ecuLt ollers of political af
airs. Hec said that the East is so) strong
:hat it elects the Pcesideut and that a
:ombnaton of Southern and Western
States could not destroy their power.
le aske.d who is g.!ng to finii the S.>uth
in its elorn s to have the Government
mproe the Savanoah Rivuer and deepen
the harbors on the Southern coast of the
Atlanec? Ne v York and Massachusetts
are States which a ill tighit it becouse iI
he improvement :s madde it ma) give
the South commierciai freedo -t to the
etriment of the North.
Wuioie Familyi Ashy~uxiated.
ANDE~tSON, Ilad., Nov. 19--An u-uire
family was suffocat~ed by gas at Latpelle
last night. Mrs. Mary Hluffmain and
her two sons, Peter an:d Ne~wton, both
grown, irtire~d fo: thle night aind jef:
the gas burning a.t high pressure in a
stove. Somehow i he drafit w'as impeCr
feet and the blaze was extinguished
during the night. Gais potured into the
room and aspnyxi-ated lie whole fam-.
ily. Their condition was not discov
red until a late hour in the mowrning,
when a neigh uor called and tried to ga
in. The doors were lockedi, but peering
through the windows the lifeless body
of Newton, the youngest, was se-en lying
n bed. The doors were b:rLoken open
aid Mrs. liuffmdn and the older sonm
taken out into the air and: a physician
hastiy sumnoned. Atr wor king
with tnem for an hoar or two ammen~
ion returned, but they cannot live.
The younger boy was dead when dis'
covered.__ _ _ _
A Cyclone in MtIssissippI.
MEitIoiN. Miss, Nov. 2d.-A. spec
ial to ae News rorn Newton. Miss.,
says a cyclonai struck the town of Litw
rence abouit 3 o'ciock p. mi., and blew
down the Method'st church,. also the
hose of Dr. ltavi. kt!!ing his little girl
and injuring Mrs. Davi:;. Oth-r houises
were blown down, but the full extent
of the injury is not known mat thils time.
No partculars are gathered as to the
amage dorne by it before reach~ng and
after eaving La;w.rence.
, CRE AM OF TA RT AR B.AKING
power. I ighest of all in' leaven
ing strength.-Latest U. S. Government
James F. Walsh,
WHOLESALE LIQUOR DEALER.
[IGH GRADE LIQUORS
199 Meetng t. CHARLESTON,.S. C.