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Lov6 Thee ?
Love thee ! Cans't thou ask me still
If, in truth I love thee?
Ask the breezes if you will,
Ask the stars above thee.
Nightly, daily on the air,
Passi ng soft before me.
Breathe I not thy name in prayer
To the heavens o'er?
Naught but breezes fond could tell,
Naught, but stars give token
Of those words they knvew so well,
Ne'er to mortal spoken.
Waking, dreaming, near oil far,
Gay, or when I am knely,
Of but one, my dreaming are
Thee-and of thee only.
Life and love are now but one,
I had known them never,
Till with love was life begm,
To live on forever.
Came a presence st.'ange to me,
Never to be banished;
lBrighter as it grew to be
While all others vaniled.
Many footsteps round me fall
Oiie alone I'm learning;
Many voices to me call
One alone discerning.
Many eyes there are, I ow).
Shedding true love through them;
St ranlge, but j one pair alone
Draw iy owin unto them:
Many lips unto me speak.
Friendship's faith repeating;
ips of onle alone I seek,
Wleni their gentle greeting. i
Many hAnds there are. I learn, t
Fain would t ruly guide mtie;
11t I only care to tUrn1
To onie hand bCside.
What were life. if love were gonc?
Love, if life should sever?
Life and love will till be one
In that vast forever.
Two l)ARIES Wilt.) SucE-.r.-Ma- I
con Telegraph ; Tough atory, but <
a true one, comes to us from Jo nes t
county. During the visit of the I
eyclone which worked so much de- I
struction to lives and property, f
there were two little negroes asleep t
on a bed in a house on Mr. Win
The cyclone tore the louise to
fragments, and lifting the floor onl
which stood the bed containiing the
two piccaninnies, carried it a mile t
away over the top)s of tall trees anwl 1
deposited it amid the ruins of an
Othier house that had shared a fear- a
l fate. A tree fell across the
bed, breaking dlown one enld of it, i
alnd then lightning set fire to the t
T[he work of the storm was so -
greait andl destructive that the peo
pie who hadl secured themselves
were afraid to emerge from their
hiinrg places for some time; but t
one after another finially went out.
to rendler what assistance they t
vould to the suffering. Discover
inig smoke issuing from the debris
of the negro house, a farmer ran .<
to it and saw the burning bed with (
two little negroes lying on it. That a
they were alive never entered his
head, but judge of his surprise I
wheb, on r'eaching thern, he found i
they were alive and sound asleep,4
-adt having been awakened during
They were promptly reicned,
andl whien aroused and seeing that
they were ini a strange locality and
inlAhe open air, they were nearly
frightned 'to death.
They had been shaken up and
kbnocked about,'tctrried up into the
'Iir above the tops of the trees and
bhen dropped into the broken) shell
)f another houise and yet were not
H'IiE All) To DISABLE CONFEDER
ATE.-The meeting in Cooper In
stitute, N. Y., on Wednesday *to
xid the proposed home for disabled
Donfederates at Rienmond, was at
,ended by 1,500 persons, Corporal
fanner, an ex-Federal soldier who
lost both legs in battle, presided
ind spoke. Gen. Sheridan and
Fool's Errand Tourgee and Gen.
John B. Gordon also spoke, all
talking peace and favoring the
iome. Gen. Grant and Gen. Han
,ock sent letters endorsing the
schenie. No Confederate of prom
nence except Gen. Gordon was
>resent, Hampton and Butler be
ng conspicuously absent.
-A North Carolina man, w1ose
iouse was demolished by a torna
lo the other night, afterwards
'o1n(1 his watch hung on a small
imb of a tree that had blown
lown in the yard, the chain wrap
>ed several tines aroued the limb.
[t was ticking away as if nothing
iad happened. Another mau, who
dways kept a gun at the head of
iis be(d, was found shot thro,gh I
lie body and the gun lying near
-We are please( to learn, on
vlhat might be considered compe
ent authority, that the cyclone,
eason has closed for this year.
X'e fear it. is too good to be true,
iut we will take it as a crumh of
'omfort, and make the most of it
ill the next comes, which we hope
nay be a long time off. Iliose who
inve dug poits, however, nee(l not
ill them up till further notice, as
here is a good many false weather
>rophets in these days.-Keowee
No DAaNNAG-F.-.Fire Marshal
I very much fear, sir, that addi
jonal means of' egress will have to
>e. ordered for your church.
.Pastor-'And why so, my (lear
Fire Marshal-' In case of fire it
r'ould be utterly implJossit~le t9 get
he congregation out alive.
Pastor-'O)h! You are mistaken
-very much mistaken. I could
mnpt~y this church in three min
Fire Marshal-'In three mini
tes ! h ow?'
Pastor-'Ry taking up a collee
-President Arthur sometime
ince invited all the members of
>rngress to dline with him. He.
Lsked them in squadls. But there
vas one Congressman who was not
)idIden. lie is the colored Con
~ressmnan from North Carolina,
.-A young lady entered a mu
iae storo, and tripping up to the
ianidsome clerk, pertly, asked:
Have you 'Happy D)reams!' She
gas non1p1ussedl when he replied,
t'o mna'amn; T am pestered with
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GREENVTILLE, S. C.
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These Mach ines ar
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Easley, Feb. 8, 988 4--ti
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