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VOL. 1.)' ASLEY,. SOUTH CAR(>EINA, aFRIDAY,. JUN4E 6, 1884. __[NO. 35.
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WILL YOU SOMETIiES THINK OF
WV-hel the moon is shini1ng brighi tly.
Ca4ing heams on h-It land se":
Givlng light to shipwrecked sailors.
Will you Sometimes think of mw ?
When the radiant stars are smilitng,
GetitIy, te)(dLrlV, on) thee',
When tlerv t vilkle inl t14,h blue vaulits,
Will yot sometimeus think of me ?
Often in the morning's bright lighlt
While you're roa muing light and f ree,
Anl von heart is ray and happy,
l yol solietimes Ihiik of me ?
When the clouds are dark and dreary,
And the light you icainot see;
When vour lhart's crushed with siorrowv
Will von1 sometiies think of me ?
When fr1end von loved ill childihood
All have wondered far from thee;
Wien youI are so sad :II(i lonely,
Will you sometimes think of mie ?
When all others iave forsaken.
1 will prove a friend to thee;
Then,. friend, in the darkest, hour,
I wonl? have thee thilnk of me.
[From Ailanta Constitution.]
BETSY HAMILTON'S LETTER.
Tom Davis lells Betsy She Looked
Pretty and Sweet.
H IILL4ABEE, T aA1 DG Co., AL A.
-DE)IAR COU~SIN: I Was in hopeF
atter Tom Davis hearin' what Flur
ridy Tennysy said1 about him that
Sunday evening at our house, that
he'd have' sense enough to take
the hint and stay -away, but h(
can't he knocked dlOWn. RIuddy
lows lhe's WUSSer'n a tarrapfllin foi
holdin' on; itf a tar'apin bites he
holds oni tel it thutnder's if' you
dlon't choke him off'. His hair had
been erappjed...to the skin of hais
head, and when it sot in to growin
Out- agin-thiar ws ione onrlyl lock
that stood out stiff all to itself oni
top of his head and made him look
like. askeprec klbt 1h tried t(
gr'ease~ it dow*t vitfrg meat skin,
hut it Wnnlldin't stnye cownm no way
he'd fli-t.It. werried . antorr in
Sunday Tgmpt hsself to 'come
to see me, and was bent arid deter
ninereftA iil'ke. that ar 1ockley b
down. He- work with it, and swet- poE
ted over it, and it wouldn't stay; thi
it riz-up agin every time. .He low- the
ed it shouldn't outdo him no lon- litt
ger; he knowed what would stick di(
it. So he turned in, he did, .and a
taken some of these home made bol
'lasses and smeared 'emf all over he,
his head, and they helt that look gel
down tight, I tell you; every'lar liII
stayed right whar he stuck it; and he
when he come in I didn't skacely an,
know him. Cap Dewberry was in
thar a settin' up to me, and as he
quick as he sot eyes on Tom he of
let in to laughin'. i Then ihe drag- wu
ged his cheer to tother eend of the er
entry to git out'n the way and set (a
in to talkin' to Caledony. I seed th<
the devilment in Cal's eyes, and he
Cap he was iost takin' a fit, so int
glad to git sumpen to plague mae 8e
I was mad as I coUld he, and Iy
tickled to death, too, kase Tom lie
was plum satisfied with hisself. th<
Atter ine and him howde'dl he gig- loc
gled and his face tuirned red. Ie i
allers laughs over nothing. Then th<
lie axed me, "Miss Betsy, what lie
for a time did you have at the he.
show? Did you see them hy-nee- ter
niesy and did you see the street est
progade? I seed yoU." says he, to
"and you lookel migh ty sweet, too. kn
And I 'knowed in reason I must a .
er, for it was a rainin' hard as it an
could pour, and my coat'ail was th<
all drabbed in mud up to my ev
knees." Ie said I looked sweet we
and I never denied it. bit when lie hul
ip and lowed, "Miss Betsy, I think
you air the smartest gal I ever ao'
seen,"' 1 wanted to ax him how ;
pon the yeath he knowed, for he me
has got about the letast sen.Ie oft e
an~y ignant; fteller I know, an
I had a tturrii)le grudge agiu an
Tom. le had knocked me oit'n ho
gwine to the sinin(Yii' twice't hand lov
gwine, and onee't to tie sorghum111 pir
stretthin' at 0ld Miss Gooden's. at
HeI had axed me to incept of his sa
comparny and I jist-wouildn't go) at yo
all, kase Maw she thought sich a no
p)ower ot old Miss.D)avis. (Tom'A he
Maw) that she didn't 'low me to tin
sligh~t him. Tom hie fetched his- dy
jself1 here every Sun day, rain or th<4
shine, jist when I was a lookin' ift:
for Cap Dewberry or Iky Robin- tal
sonl, and if they'd see.-him in the do
entry they'.d1 lay whip) to threr crit- ke
ters rand :ghl Ilop by,. and [it got mre ka
so 1 fairy hated Tomn Davis. .yo
..That Sundiayb..h..pq.fowug me ov
with his back to Cali and themn, and "V
they kop) a laugh in' and *t crook in' thi
ther fingers at me.. -It was a hot ga
evenuin' and .1 thought mnehhe it I'd
was a f iin' to rain, for' 1 never hit
seed the like of flies. and wC (lnn'tmat
ennerly have rnany tin.
How do you like the name of I
Ay Davis?" says he a hittin' at I
flies. "be lII&%d is. YnIfitV
" y l*YA Ur". 4 fed 'they was a (
teriu!tof him ,6e6ful, c me (
Seveia"' sayp h(slisppin' the t
s) "to'ax you (hittin' at 'em a I
le harder) to ax you if you I
u't want to be Miss - Davis,"'i
's he, (fightin' the flies with
h hands and scratchin' his
id). "I been a lovin' you ever
tse the (hittin' the flies) log-rol
at old man Ilashers.-" Thent
slapped at his head and neek
I face, but they 'peared to come;
drove from everwhars, and his
td begun to look like a swarm
bees-the more he fit 'em the,
sser they got. I looked at toth
eend of the entry and thar sot
ledony and Cap jest a killin'
.y fool selves a laughin'. Toml
fit harder'n ever. "Wit's gotI
o the flies?" says I; "I never
d 'em so bad, 'pears like they
tryin' to eat you up 1)arbairiou-1
up," says I. Hle scratcled his!
Id and lowed: "I dunno what
'y want er me, I haint so sweet;
ks like they had orter bite you
tid er me. iHit shorely aint me
y are atter: hit must be these
re fool 'lasses I've greasedi my
id with..(and he hit 'em fiasi
n ever) and I reckon the only
Way to git shet of 'em is to go 1
the branch and washi'em oft. I
ow in reason they are jist whats
Irawin' these tarnaital flies,"
,1 with that he riz and went tol
branch. lie nIever sed good
1nin' nor noth in' to nobody, and
lowed lie war a comin' back,
t he iever.
'he next Sunday here he come
in; 1. had dole made upl) my i
nd I wasn't a gwine to be tor- 1
nted with him n1o longer. I low- <
to gin him his walkin' papers
L let hin go. "ie sot and sot, 1
I told me how putty I wis, and 'i
W sweet, and how smart, andI
red as how his heart had been a 1
On' for me ever sense he seed me
the cir1eu, -nid Up) and axed me, I
es he: "Now, Miss Betsy', can't
i~ love jist a. leetle grain?' "No.
fnairy grain," 1as. I seed i
was as rmad as blazeAs. Next
me I seed him it was at the can
pullin' at :Miss. Hooker's, and1
i fust chance he got hie axed me
[ wasn't mighty, sorry I dlidn't 1
e hire. '"No." satys I, "for IL
n't want you." -."Well, I.(don't
Er,"' says he; "I jes courted you
se I hearny.o.ur Pap) lowed to ginL
a1 th at- ar..vreek. bottom (elearin'
.ar thair fernent Miss'Gooden's.'')
(ell," says I, "I have hear'n of1
Sfeller that loved1 the gro'und aH
walked on, but I niever lowed
see h im. I ami monstous glad'
was the land you wanted1 in-i
d er me, kase if you've got the
aoney you can buy the landkase
its for d I haint, and if 1
rn't buy imie.o how.
'A'6p Tnver olice't auspi
ioned, h i the land you *ant
d. I was biked up with thbidee
hat you was 4 lovin' of me for my
'yore smarness, and my putti -
ress, and wy iweetness-least
vays that's What !Fxwed," says I.
'Thlere ar e meny Mihiaofl N'euy ininds.
Oud menny fools of meny -kids."
That's the pOetr'y Cap said that
;uiday evenin' atter 'I onu left.
BrTsy H LlrON.
Whiat Surprises the Traveller in
To find (notwithstanding all
ou[ have read concerning- Floridv
viniters) the Jaiuary sun so warm
To find (in view of all you have
lcad) so few wild or cultivated
>lossols thviiving inl the sun11's.
'ays, and so little fragrance in
That the dua i'tion of' twilight is
To find how little covering you
-equire on your bed upon retiring
1(d to find how much you wish
i'o1 had when wake lip toWard the
To note how little soil there is.
tid how mtlany emlijptV tin cans4
;here are above sand.
TO see orige trees with rich
licen le-aves and loaded with yel
ow fruit, growing out of the glary
To come across gardens, which
>llltS 1111( Nreeta)les are growing
n1 great variety and lIIxuriously
n this same sand.
To discover that your watertight
;op boots leak sand, and to be told
ihat everybody's boots and shoes
.nitains mo e or less sand.
To be forced to the conclusion
liat where there is sand there are
ed ants, also.
To hear the voice of the nocti r.
.ini musquito in mid winter.
To'see hoW yellow most of the
ativYes and acclimated residents
To discover before long that you
ire turIning yellow you rself.
To find sidewalks shaded by or~
inge trees weighted down by temp
Aing golden -fruit.
*To discover that this golden
fruit is Wildl o'an'ges, and very
-To comne f ace to face;in the san
ly wildlerness wlthra pack of gaunt,
Lony; shiaggy .beasts, of al most ev -
wry color and resembling nothiing
yon have ever seen before.- :- -
To be informed afterward that
they were M r. 'Julius L2mon' s
TFo be assuired thmat **Mr. Idrnoon
utd his family contexnplate eating
hemn nlti natelv.-Florida - tetter.