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OUR .1l .
l'm thining$l a lkei'~
J1st f1fty years ago,
It was the proudest of our lives
At. least I deenied It so;
For Ellen, 'twas ur' Weding-ay,
And you were sweet sixteen,
A(l in my heart you reigned as now,
its loving, gentle queen,
Our -otie was but & huniible oue,
Its Comforts then were few,
But still we always kept the hope
Of better things in view..
We worked together, you and I)
Till many years had passed;
Our carefui saLvings day by day
Grew quitc a sim at last.
Ai.d in those years the darling bahes
We called our little three,
Like sunbeams came to cheer our h1ome
And comfort you and me,
We had trials to be sure;
An( mau' .a b4r gdef,
[lut in eac hf
We al'n 'sl rilint.
Your locks are Spilkled o'er witlh grey,
And mine ire white as snow;
We both have lost the youthful bloom
Of fifty years ago.
And yet the same devoted love
Unites us heal t to heart;
Its linkA the hand of trutli has holind1'
And only death can part.
Our Golden Wedding, fifty years!
Why. Ellen, can it be
Our children's children in a group
On yoider lawn I see?
Well. well, though we are growing old,
We'll 110t lie gtrave hut- gay
(Come, jom Olr frieis who Ihil n it bus
Our Golden Wedding Day.
NoBODY'S. ABUSINES.--A travel
er just from therSouth ieports the
following: On one of the Southern
railroads thel'e is a station alled
'Sayer.' Lately a newly married
couple boarded the train, and were
very loving indeed. The brake
man utied. td ush n:;- grooma
k iss tI61iCd j dot t wo "udred
times, 4.but maiitained ..a serene
quiet. Finally the Statian in <ues.
tion was reached, and just after
lie whistle sounded the g:-o6n gave
the bride a rousing sAnack on the
lip, and the.brakeman opened the
door and shouted:
'What's that?' responded the
groom, looking over his shoulder
at the brakeman,
'Well, I don't care if you (lid,
she's my wife.'--Merchant Trav
AN~ EnITon~ INSUJLTE~D.--Editors
have to put up with all manner of
taunts and insults. Not so long
ago, at a social gathering, an Aus
tim lady said to a young man who
is connected with a local paper:
'You ought to belong to a church
'But I oan't sing. What put
the idea of my belonging to a
church choir into your head?'
'Olgnogiipg, egcgp,t that 1. was.
-redVhg the 6ther daf'that~a: Sa
Francisco church proposes to in
trod uce harp music into the choir,
and there is not much differ'ence,
you krlow, between a hai'p and a
lyre, solI thought I'd just make the
-'Tere -Touiimy, this is the
second time you have forgotten the
lard!' 'Indeed mother it was so
greasy that it slippedl off of -my
-The accilsed -as the wife 4f
the complainant and the charge
was that she had struck him
across the nose with a chunk of
Magistrate to prisoner--'Did you
have any quarrel with your hus-.
Prisoner-'No, your honor.'
Magistrate-,-Did he ever scol
or abuse You?
Prisoner-'No, your honor.,
Magistrate-'Why, then, did
you commit this assault upon
Prisoner-'Because I heard the
doctor say he ought to be bled.'
-An Omaha preacher is the last
pulpit pounder to try to puta stop
!to Sunday night courting. That
preacher would meet with great
success by fighting. a cycloiAe with
a snow shovel. This Sun(lay night
courting business iq .as sure to
come as death and the ta collec
tor. It is an old established indus
try which has been going on since
the beginning of time and is sure
to continue to the end. It is about
the only -inddstly tiat dorit asL
for a protective thrift, as the more
foreign Competition it has, the_. bet -
ter it thrives.
President Webb, of Mississippi
College, w.as intrviEved by "'a
young man Wiofanted "to g6 to
school. 'Well,' said the President,
'what do you know !' 'Nothiug,'
was responlded. 'Well, you are just
four years ahead 6f some of the
students sIt tkkes th.em feny ye-ars
to learn what you know to start
with. Your prospects are fine,
G tA (I a ..sweet
ung wife, to her husbani, 'v
-had a talk with the servants and
have agreed to raise their wages.
They said everything was so dear
now--rent was--so. bigl4 #nd tle
pric'13 of meat and butter ha. .rises
to such ,a pri'q, 'ai4' evryything
thought this was reasonablo, he
plain of the same thing.'
- -The.43lest .Ja(Iy guig)dj'an
the' poort In L~ondoIadeeleres ThM
women ia more economical than
men. But as she says that men are
more inclined to spiend money than
women because 'they-.hgve more,
she adlmits thatthe greater econo
my of women is fr-om compulsion,
*-Thei trial of T'homias L. Sh'eld, for
th~e murder of Joseph (- Sit'on has
been transferred fromi Charlotte to
Statesville. It is saidl that Sh ields looks
broke n downi. lfs ong con finemi ent
mn jail has blendhed' his fa~ ld his eye.
have a staring, lasszy appearance.
There are many wo pr'edict that he
ilii -not he able" timut many. more
months In jail.'
--It is stated that-in' an average
life of fliftty 'yeat-s a -ran' works
6,000' days and1 sleeps as many
more, eats '3,000, walks 800, and
'pends the rest of the half century
in amusing himself.--N. Y. Trib
--A Louisville paper' heads an
article "An Editor in Church.' It.
is rather odd that a Kenitucky edi
tor should have mistaken a church
for a saloon.
THE FIRM OF W. ;M
Hagood' & C(i., is this da
dis solved by mutual conent
All parties iidebted. are re"
spectfully begged to com
forward as Soon1 ats possibs
and pay their Notes and Ac
counts to W. M. Higood
as monley is badly nee'ded.
W. Mt.HA o>
The undersigned have en
tered into *partlerl'ship for th1
puEpose of 'conducting th
Mercantile business at Eas
ey under name and style o
W. M. Hagood & Co . an(
respectfully ask .the patron
age of the public.
W. M. HIAGOOD,
,J. McD). BRUCE,
W. Wv. RoBrNSoN.
atug 4 tf'.
No Patenit No Pay.
Obtained for Mechanical D~evices, ('ow
All pr'elimmanry exaIintions8 as t<
patentability of in ventions, Free. O
"Guiide~ fora Obtaining'Paten ts," is sen
free everyeVher'e. A ddress,
LOIS BAGGER & CO.
SolIctorsi of Patets,
May 30 tt Washington, D. C
Boot & Ahoe Maker
Over Wash. H~owell's Beef Mar ket,
Main St., GREEN VJLLE, S. C
I F you want to save money exII 0o
JO.WESTON and1( have you
Boots andl Shoes mde to Order, ami
guaranteed perfect fits.
Itepairin g both neatly, cheaplya
promptly done, for Cashb.1Ya
Dec 21 12m
AC OT IIN.
5 HO ES
GREENVILLE, S. C.
THE CHEAP CASH
Is the place to buy your Staple-aiiI
Fancy 0 rocerisc, o'IobaccA), SegArs, Ft r-'
mers' Hardware, Garden .Seeds, &('
We keep Stoves, Crockery and Tin..
ue. at- hard tnes prices.
"hanking the public-generaltly for
liberalpatronagein the pait, we
rope by close atttion to busine.s to
.nierit a contiuuance of' the same.
Country produce bought at ighies
Remembjer our1 mlOtto i 'lalick sales
and short 3poflts. Giv'. us a ca-i.
OWN BEiY BR~OS..
Jan 25--8m ,$.C
EASLEY, S. C.
COME ONE, COME ALL
ND furnish your Ihouses hii elegan t
A.style for the Summer ith a~ nice
- Line fledstbads, Mattresses, B.
reaus, Tables, Stands, Chairs, Rockers,
- &c ,&c. A general usegr'tment.
r* of Landscape chrom:os in 22x30 'ina~h
tfrau es, chord, &c., all reatd for hang..
hug 0o1 the walls. Also, on. hand, at line
of cabinet, promenade, panel and card
.sizie photograph frames, all In artistfc
style. Always on hand a full line of
Caskets andl coffins, allsizes auIg styles.
Burial Robes for each sex, all quialities
and~ p~rices. Readly at all honrs to wait
upon customners. Coffins trimmed in
an ity style, and when so desired, will be
trIiunmed'( and shipped to any point on
r~ ilroadI free of extra charge.
y T1hanking you for past favors, and
so)lieinug y'our further patronage I am,
A. M. R1UNION.