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VOL. 1.] KAZLEY SOUT CAOINA FDY 00,R 17 8141. [NO!2
VOL. 1.] .EASLjEY, SOUTHI CAROLINA, FIDIAY, M\L('I1 [,184 NO 8
A Poetical W(d1iing.
A coulple were marred in Ohio. re
c41ntly, it i-1 said, i(I the followig po
etie:gd style :
This womain wilt thou live,
And cherihi her for life; t
Wilt love an1d comfort her,.
And seek no other n ife ?
Thi, wolnt) will I take
That stands beside me inow;
I'll find heri board anti clothesq.
And have 11o other "frw.'
And for your lusbaud will
Youl t ake this nice, young , 11
Obey hiS slightest wish
And love im all you Cal y
I'll love him all I canl,
Obey him11 all I Choose.
Aud when I ask for fundutt
le niever nm1st refie.h
Thi you are ma:n andl wife,
And h:ipp.y may you be !
As manyi be your1 years.
As dollars is m1Y fee.
THE OLD OeD STORY.
She was the )r'Oudest Wo-man I
eer knew. Poor and proud thlc
Kathleen Langley ; hut the adopt d i
rhiil of a very wealthy aunt, sihe
h:il never f'elt the chilly blasts of b
,1-0rty ; probably never would
si('y nOY she was the betroithed o" A
Arthur Fanshawe, and his 1 name
Vas goo( for a million.
I had b)een Kathleen's intimIte
fiet'Icnd and chosen companion ever
-inoe our schooldays, to me there
1ad iever been so true and dear a J,
friend. But I could not shut my g
eyes to her besetting sin.-pride.i
In vain I ar.ued with her, lectured
Ker on its evils. She had a1 ly
!btenled patiently. but with a sar- r'
( astic gleam in her brlownI eyes, g
nd wvhen I had finished she wouldi
lap) her head on my knee an d sinile r~
u ito my face mnischievously. ha
'IDear old Menton .'" she would
'i : "it's no use. Pridle was the ei
'i 1 heritage left me, amd, though
it wreek all my happi ness. I ('an- di
not ('onquer' it.'' u
Une day she come1 to my sid(e s
and held up oneC white tinger' en- e
(ircled by a costly diamfond( ring.'
I! answer to myv startleg look of a
i!hjllitr e id srlwcI,- a- t:,h ough.-i
"It is Arthur Fanshawe's ring,4
ear; I have 1)romise(d to be his
Arthur Fanshawe.the blase man
f the worId ; a cynic, a sceptiC,!
verything had and unnatural. Toll
irow away her youth, beauty and.
urity u)on Arthur Fanihawe ! It H
as a cruel thirg.
"Oh, Kathie !" I cried, ' tell me
is not true. You (10 UOt love him
--I know it. Why,- the), why do'
ou make this sacrifice?'
IHer r'c( lip curled scornfilly.
"There are a million reaso1s,"
lie answered, bitterly.
Then she went away, and whfen
Sy her agn ilt she was in 1h
ii(ist of a gay group, lovely in I
L glitterin( r ball dre , and . -
bur. Fanshawe was at her side, h;Ai
ard,. cold eyes hlited wnh, th.
rsty glealms of a sellish hve. hi
Pgageene to the faiir Ne York
ele publicly announce
I knew the, that the mat ch had
een of her Aunt Langley's !nki
lat her ambition for her beauti
ul niece 1 had at least attained the
eight of a wuel' by 1 mr , i y ua
lat to induce, Kathleen to submit
he had c(;rtive( to meke her real.
:e h 1er dependenc. And' Kath
eIn, feeling herself a bilden on
er bounty, grew.
'% var of e:I :' td ier's 'v'a .f
l i in dU:o aw nI -Aot b1-'.
ler' lribh- hiad carr'ied hter throu(dghI,
Md she had conWenited to the sac- t
Soon after Mrs. La(gley prI'o
-ted a trip to FloridatlA, and beg
I me to arcomplyany her and
at hIlen : Mr F i ishawet. cof coir3e
as to fOllow.
W\e ari'ved1 at ouir destinfationt, a
mtantie li:tle towni in the last sta
as of dlilapidation.
We set tled ourisel ves ini a lon~g
unbl)inug Cot tage ne ar' t he lovel iest t
Lktke ini the world , and~ eijoyedi the
iami-trlop)ical (1libnate to our11 heart's
We had not been there three
ays when Kathleen appeared1 one
mrningflt, ini thei. room) where' I was I
itt ing with her aunt ovOr our fan
y work, hook ing charmingly in a
torti cost ume, w ith, wide sun hiatI
ud4 gaut let glovies.
'1I'm going to leatrn to row, aunt-a
~, if YOn have no grrent ohd. jcc
Lion," she began gayly.
"Who in the world is going to'
Kathleen glanced through the
ong French window to the shore,
but a few rods away where a tinv
toat lay moored, and a masculine
igui e lounged back among the
:ushions, lazily pufing a good ci
"O0h, don't knlow hi name. she
aughed, SCornifull. "One of the
tborigiles here. I have engaged
iiS set Vices at, so iuich al hour,
Ind for the rest, as Mr. Tootb
vUuld ta y. it ik of no conuplerlce,
I tvrust Mr. Fanshawe ap
iroves." began her aunt.
Sll not M r. Fan shawe's prop
arty a&s yet,'' su~rgested K Iathleen
U( i be aor.! nnothieir remark could!
ie ere she was out of thet
mIue, down the pith, arId off in
i retion of the lake shore.
iB; :ti i)g lesisons see ied to take up
L go;d deal of her tileo and atten
ion after that, but I never chan
e to get a n1earcr i iew of ier
enche'r aInl. judgincg him by other,
) the ntative inhabitants whoi I
uad met, T felt very little interest
,I tile un11kiOwn.
"Come, ladies," said Mr. Fan
hawe, One day, "let us go Out on
lhe lake ; I have a b a -1 e. (iged,
n(1 waiting your Service.
We di(d not require a second in
itat ion, and soon we gathered on
lie b each, where tle lake spread
>ut before us its broad unruffled
>o.om, i , green, cool lily-pads,
md over all the blue, cloudless sky
Ia Fori(la midwinter, with tie'
1uln like a great untwinkling eve,
taring lazy down u Ipo us.
-KMiss Langley,'' said a voic
e(ar us~--a lo" w, rieh, s weet v7)ice,
ike liquid u music-" I begz your pr
lon for inltrudling, but that boat is
insafe. The( boat has b eenu for,
somie ti me out of repair. I fearJ'
'oul will mleet with some acc.idenit
f you go out in hr.
A y'oung~ manl stood at KatlItefn' s
ide, tall, slend~er man, with a face
ike a picture with great. slumber
ems dark (eyes, andi a namneless
trace aind fascination about him.
Int his dress wa1s coarse and com1f
non, and his hands emnbrownedl
v'ithi toil. With that wondeful
aece and figure, like some rare oldt
statue, he was on1ly : fi aihermian1
K1%athleen'"S face was3 flushld, andt
She glanceud up timidly. But. be
fore she Could Say t word Mr. an
ilsawe turine-d lponI the intrudIer
with a Cool Stare of insolence.
Wiat (o You Ioau?"f he d(e
"Ilow dar-e you interf*ere in m11Y
"The young imuan raised h1'Lt wit h
I polite bow.
"My name iN Sanford," 'e sail
juietly, "Ray Sant'Ord, L live a
nile above the beach. I am accu s
.oied lo the lake ; 1 spei(l half my
Jimc upon it. I know all the boats
he one vou have choseni is unisafe.
f you go out in her you will cer
?ainlv be drowned."
lie put Oin his hat, and wValkel
tway without another word. I I e
vas I roul, too ; it was eay t:> see
I glanced at Kathleen. She diI
iot see m1e ; lier eyer were bent up
mn the gracefuil flgre in its coar~n:
.lres. mno'vin'r down the Shining
I saw her clench her0' hands and
sct her teetl together, then her
nazo encouintereld minfe, and111 slight
y. she forced a Smile.
"Arc. you ready, ladie-;?"
Mr. F4ansh1awe's voice broko the
i C fI ce.
"'Are you going in the boat ?"
"To be sure. I am not foolish
mnoughi to pay any heed to the
-roakings of yonder clodhopper.
L'll teach hi m that I, too, under
;tand imaaging a boat, if I do not
)end half' my time oni the lake.
"You are carele0ss inl your epi
hets, 1r. 1anshawe," observed
Kathleen frigidly ; "mnistaken, like
isie. Mr.Sanford is a gentleman."'
"You have thle honor of h is ae.
luaintahnce, it seems?"
Kathleen's3 eyes flashed, hut she
~ontriolled her an ger.
"'ie taug':t meo to r'ow."' she an
weredl, and1 no moure.
But she saidl enoughi to set me to
h ink ing .
Well, we veiled to the ruling
>ower ; and soon,~ seated~ in thec
r'etty boat, were dancing merrily
>ver the water, far away from the~
It was a perfctda~y, and full of
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