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ifc TiENT far Ihc sale of Hie Magnolia Cotton
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1501b* veal cotton in three minutes and fortv
iivo second*, taking the premium, and also tho
iiruoof One Hundred Dollars oflered by the
loard of Trade for the lx*t GIN. Several
have Im'cu sold this season which gin a bale nn
hour. Tin.- same gin abo took the. premium nt
the Cotton Stntcs Fair at Augusta, luat October.
Feb. 13, 1873 51 ly,
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A T T O R N E Y AT LA W.
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mid Wlioleuale Dealers in
FANCY GROCERIES, CRACKERS,
FRUITS. NUTS, CIGARS,
AND AMERICAN PICKLES, &c.,
No. 7, South Liberty Street, Baltimore.
Feh. 4, 1873 50 ? 3m
[From the Aldino for April.]
"I WILL IF YOU WILL."
Tho Kay House is a pleasant little ho
tel, standing .half way up the Bide of a
mountain.iu, New Hampshire. . ..
In tho parlor Jthere, one'July evening,
were four people!?Mrs. St. John and her
daughter Elly, MissiEmiiy;'May and Mr,.
Millburn. As Elly St. John went to the
piano, these two last slipped out on the
balcony, and stood listening as Eily
, "Covld we forget, could wo forget!
Oh thai Lethe were running yet,
The past hIi on Id fade like a morning dream,
In a single drop of the holy Htrcanc
Ah J vre- know, what you would say, ? *X: *
Hut we nre too tired to hope or pray ;
For, hurt with ceaseless, jar and frcj,
Hotly ami soul cannot forget.
"'Can they forget, will tliey forget
When they shall reach the boundary set,?
When with the final pang and strain
TJiey arc parted never to meet again ?'
Ever to them shall rest be given,
Senseless in earth, or happy in Heaven?
That which has been it might be yet
If we could only learn to forget;
Hut the stars shall cease to rise and set,
And fall from Heaven ere we forget."
Elly sung with an intensity and pathos
which borrowed noub of its forcd from
witliih, for she was a good hutUred, in
consequent sort of a girl, who had never
had a trouble in her life. The gift oi
musical expression is often quite inde
pendent of feeling or experience: Elly's
music hurt Emily cruelly, and stirred
and roused the old sorrow which bad but
just begun to fall asleep for a little. She
hud loved deeply and fondly a man who
had grown tired of her and left her, be
cause he was greatly hcr^iufcrior.
Much as she suffered, I rejoiced when
her engagement with Lewis Lcightob
was broken. I had known Lewis from
his earliest childhood, and I hnd always
disliked him as a selfish;. conceited prig.
The last I heard of hitn, ho had turned
catholic, and joined the Jesuits; and I
only hope he got well snubbed during bis
noviate. Had Miss May married him,
her disappointment would have been un
speakably greater than it was. As she
leaned over the balcony while Elly sung,
and looked out in).o shadows and star
light, her heart was wrung ns with the
first anguish of los?, the sickening sense
of her own blind infatuation. "Oh God!"
she said to herself, "when will the bitter
ness of this death be pastV" Then the
became conscious that Mr. Millburn was
speaking to her; but he had more than
half finished what he had to say before
she realized thai he was asking her to
be his wife. .
He spdkc at a very unfortunate mo
ment. He and Emily hnd been very
I good friends that summer. They bad
wandered in the "woods, ascended Mouut
Washington, and been to Gleen.Ellis to
j gether. .She had liked him, but she had
j ntver'dreamed"of" fiini nsj a lover/ arid
when be presented himself in that light;
she was shocked, and startled, and a lit
'?Oh hushl" she said sharply. "It
never can be?never 1" . $
"Do you thou disliko.memiich?" said
Evert Millburn, trying very hard to speak
"No," she said making an effort to col
lect her thoughts. "1 have liked you?
you have becii good to nie; but all tho
love I had to give ib dead and buried,
and tl\cic is no resurrection."
He "made no answer; but she felt taut
she had hurt him.
"I am very tony," she faltered7 "I
"I understand," ho said' quickly. "It
is no ono's fault but my : own. Good
night." and they touched hands and
Evert went up to his room, where his
friend, Dick Bush, was flitting in - the
dark. Dick was a boy of nineteen. He
bud been trying to work his way through
college, and had worn himself out in ;hc
effort, and Mr. Millburn bad brought
him to the mountains for his vacation.
Dick made a hero of Evert, and he had
been mcrtally jealous of-Emily May.
"Dick." said Mr. Midhnrn, ?fter n lit
tle, "we will go over to tho Glen to-mor
And then Dick understood tho case,
and mentally abupcd Miss May as "a
cold-hcartcd Hirt,-' which epithel she did
not in the leu:;t deserve. j
i Evert and, Diclc went .away early in/:
the morning. Emily IjCard tho stage*
drive away, and turned her face to hex
pillow, and thought bilterly of the' horrf
hl6"perversenes3 of things in this : world.
Sh'e kne^ thnti Evert was good'nhd;
manly, and sensible, t He was in a fair*
Svay to win. rc^tat^n at t-ljQ.bar, aud, if,
not just handsome, was, attractive and
gentlemanly, ' ' J
"There are dozens that would be proud
and happy to nccept'his love; and noth^
ing would do but that ho "must' throw it'
away on me,-' thought Emily, impatient
ly. "But it's never worth while to pity
?ne very much. They mostly get over
J their troubles very cosily, ifthcre is no.'
j money lost." : From which it may be in
ferred that Miss May was 'perhaps n1>Tt
of a cynic. \h ?'?.
? Emily May lived with her mother, in
on inland town in New York. Shu had
a little property of her own, und, with
what she could earn by her pen, she
mnnngcd to dress herself, pay for a sum
mer's journey now* and then, and keep
her own houso over her head.
It wan the r wny to dook after hcr.sick i
neighbors, poor ur not; to visit, now and
then, at the hospital and the county
house, and do what her hand.found to do.
She made no fuss, and laid down no rules '
and was under no ecclesiastical "direc
tion" in particular ; but-1 am inclined
to think she was as useful, and fur more
agi\e:ible. than if she had made herself
hideous in a poke honnet, and committed
When her holiday was over that sum
mer, she coniehonic, and settled quietly ]
down to work. ?
She was busy at her desk, one day in
October, when a carriage drove rapidly
up the street, and stopped at the door, ;
?and Diele Bush jumped hurriedly out,
and rung the bell. Emily went to the
vioor herself, upon which Dick's hurry .
seemed suddenly to subside ; nnd^^ncn
ho came into the parlor, he appeared to
Hud great difficulty in expressing himself,
and Emily, greatly Wondering, asked al
ter his friend Mr. Millburu.
Dick's tongue was loosed.
"Oh, Miss May," he said with a slink
ing'voice, "Evert is dying."
"Where? How?" said Emily, star
tled, audjnuccrely sorry.
Now Dick had beeii rather nielodram
etically inclined. ' He had meant to act
like the hero of a lady's novel, and ad
minister a severely inflexible reproof to
tho woman who had trilled with Evert;
?but in Miss May's presence he found this
plan impracticable, and wisely refrained,
"He went out shooting with a fool of a
boy, and he, tho boy, fired wild, and Ev
ert was badly hurt, and fever set in ; and
oh! Miss May, he keeps asking for you,
and he won't be quiet; and tho doctor
said, if you could you ought to come, for
it might make a difference. Theie's his
note, and Mrs. Millburn's."
The doctor wrote, succinctly, that, con
sidering the state of the case, Miss May's
presence might possibly keep the patient
quieter, which was all important. Mrs.
Millburn's note was an incoherent blotted
epistle, begging this unknown young lady
to come and save her boy.
Emily could not refuse; her mother
hurried her off. and in two hours she was
seated beside Dick, on her way to Spring
field. Her reflections were not pleasant.
Every one would talk, and suppose there
was a romance. Elly St. John would be
sure to know about*, it, and to try und
make n mystery of the matter would be
Then she had "Nothing to wear." Ana
how should she get along with Evcrt's
mother and sister ? And who would take
her Bible class on Sunday ? Aud what
was to become of her little book promis
ed for "the spring trade ?"
"I dare say it's all noncsense his want
ing me," she thought. "People never
mean what they say in a fever. I re
member Pat Murphy insisting that he
would have'hippopotamus 'handy in the
house;' audit* Mr. Millburn comes to
himself, how horribly embarrassing it
On the Whole, Miss May's feelings woro
rather thoso of vexation than of romance.
They rode all night, and when Eaiily
reached tho door of the handsome old
??Woned house) mi?pringfield^ sho was
Bjoascious of-"locking like a fright," and.
wished' herselfAhywherfe*else. v,nu,,;J- k
BEri)c door was no .sooner openecl tlmn
she was embraced by a li Ule old iojly in
||pa6k, and a'pretty fjirl- in 'an elegant
morning dvcs.s. liotli wci'e in tears, and
Laadicvideiitly been for. some time on 'the
ijfbrgc of hysterics; and EmUy . at -oucR,
|ffit,them down as "the sort of won\en who
,jfrp never,?t any use."
V^f'Oh, 'my dear! It is so good of youY
|?pr-Very good of you I" said Mrs. MilU
!ag,*f*Iam sure you will be t his guardian
ngcl," said sentimental Hatty. .
Not at all. Mr. Millburn and I w.cre
??6ry good friends, und I shall bo very
amid if I can do him any good," said
gSipily, in a very^niittei^of-lhct tone; mid
then the doctor made bis appearance,
tfihd}begged her to cbmo up staun.
gfc^jTf he could be kept quiet, there might
be a chance for him," said the doctor ;
"but so much depends on nursing"?and
\thetldetor ended with uu expressive si
l^uce. Evert was moaning and sobbing,1
fhat some one* would send Emily May
with "one drop of water."?}
^ The nurse, who, to Emily's critical
eyes, looked anything but capable, was
jussing^over him in a way that was, enough
in itself to drive any sane pereou mad.
Emily poured out a goblet of water wiib
a steady hand, and as the ice tinkled
fcgains*. the side of the glass she ?Ilfeld it to
; "There is water," she said, in her ordi
nary sweet, cheery voice. "Now if you
will try to bo ciuiet, I will stay with
She cou'.d not tell whether he recog
nized her or not, but the nervous, fever
ish distress and excitement seemed in
s*oiuo measure to subside ; and, after a
time, he was comparatively quiet.
? Now nursing a wounded man in a fover
Sounds' very romantic in a novel.; but,
in its*real details, it Is anything but a ro
Emily May, at Evert Millburn's bed
side, felt herself in un entirely false posi
tion ; but she took care of him, for there
was nothing else to be done. Tho nurse
went off in a buff with Miss May and the
doctor; Mrs. Millburn and Hatty could
only cry and rustic about, aud overset
things with their dresses. Evert would
grow restless us soou as Emily left him,
so that the charge, in spite.of herself, fell
into her bands.
Happily Mrs. Millburn and Hatty
were not jealous. On the contrary, they
admired Emily extremely, and were very
grateful and affectionate.
Before the end of the week, Evert
came to himself.
"I have dreamed you were here," be
said, with a taint smile. "Now I see it
is you and no phantom,"
The delirium had gone, but the doctor
said nothing- encouraging. Eveit.in
sisted on hearing tho exact truth ; ami
learned at last . that he might possibly
live a few days, but not longer.
Then, to Emily's wonder and dismay,
Evert entreated that, for the little time
there was remaining, she would take his
name. His heart was set on this'idea,
and he pleaded for what seemed such a
useless boon, with a vehemeuco ? that
seemed likely to husten the hist moments.
Mrs. Millburn and Hatty seconded the
petition with tears, and were sure that
'?darling Emily" would not refuse dear
Evert's lust request. i ? -
Emily did what nine women out of
tin would have done in the sume case,
"What barm can it do?" she thought
"it is only a mere form, but it gives me
the fight to be with him to the end, and
will prevent any talk ; and he is so good,
and has loved mo so well: and if it eom
forta him now to think that my rmmo
will be Millburn instead of May, why
sbouldIrefu.se?" And then it crossed
her mind that a widow's cap would be
verj becoming to her, nnd sho bated her
self because this silly notion had come to.
her unbidden, and twisted up her hair
tight and plain, and went to meet the
clergyman in her old black mohair, which
had beeomo considerably spotted down
the front in the course of her nursing.
The. rite was mado as short as possible,
and then Mrs. Millburn sent every ono
away, and for two days tho brido stood
over the; bridegroom,- nhd fought against
death; i^sho.waaxrjeady to,fair,t. [,,q .,
Tj.e doctpV.g^vo up the patient entir*.
ly, arid ceased, to do "anything Land, as
sometimes hap'pVus'iniik^e'cases^he1' took
'a turn for -the better ; and" slowly the
balniiCe'iieJublco, the scale inclined, and
life had won. '-.i ll ? ? ? ;
"*'rMi^Vyp?>batit is/'^sa^.tl^o doc
tor, "your wife has saved your life-''
i '-:nn nun iTfjia. i'. ih>y ^v.m<rioTadJ Jn
^JLvcrt turned his head on the pillow,
"and loohed' for Emily.; hut sheMiad* s1?p-:
ped awny inter the next room, where she
sat down, fceliug, for the,* first time, with
a strange shooek, that sho was actually
married. Whrl should shedj? "What
could she say? ilo.w could she tell
Evert, after nil, that she had only come
to him as she would have gone to Pot '
Murphy, if he had sent for her, and con
sented to that- marriage rite as she had;
juut her silver candlesticks to. hold Fa
ther Flanagluin's blessed caudles when
Judy Murphy died i
Tho doctor ? went down stairs ;, and.
presently Mrs. Millburn and Hatty came
to her, and overwhelmed her with em
braces and' grutitiide, Jxnd a point ap
pliquc set, and frngrnentary talk about
her "things," und proposals to send for
lier mother, all mingled togotber. Emi
ly resolutely put away thought for tlfe
lime, but she coulu not help fceliug, in
odd surprised way, that she was not un
happy,' and despised herself for having
a sort of ashamed, furtive interest in those
'things," which Mrs. Millburn and Hat
ty were longing to provide.
A week after that day, Evert. was al
lowed to sit up iu his easy chair, white
and wan enough, but with a look of re
turning health and life. Emily was sit
ting almost with her back to him, look
ing out into the tossing leafless branches
of the great.diu. :t t r
"Emilr," said Mr. Millburn, at jist.
"Ycs>" she answered quietly, but she
did not turn her head.
"Emily, I did hot mean to get well."
No answer from Mrs. Millburn.
? "I know how'riuicllyeU 'mustfeel-what
has happened. Believe me, I will take
no advantage.of your goodness; I will
set you free as soon as I can. My only
wish is to spare you trouble, I will "take
all blame on myself. I know you are
longing to be away; and why should I
delay what must conic at last ? ' I dare
s:iy Hick and -Mrs. Macy, the nurse, can
do ol". I need now."
"Oh, if you prefer Mrs. Macy'a atteu
daucc, I am sure it is .nothing to me,"
said Emily, in a remarkably cross man
"You are angry with mo, but there
need be no difficulty dear. You came
away from home so hurriedly that it
would he perfectly natural for you to re
turn to your mother now."
But here to Evert's dismay, Emily hid
"her liieo and begau to cry in quite a pas*
sinuate sort of fusion. Evert roie with
difficulty, and went to her, it was not
more than three steos.
"Do you want to kill yourself?" she
said through her sobs, and she took hold
of him and made him sit down, and then
turned away, and laid her head on the
"What can I do?" ho said, distressed.
"Jt's too bod! Oh, it's too bad !" she
said in the mos; unreasonable way.
"I know it, Emily. You are as fr.ee
as though do word had ever passed be
tween us. Do you want to go to-day?
I will make it easy for you with mother
and Hatty," he said, with a pang.
She went on1 crying, and then in a
minute she said, in a modt incoherent
"I-r-I didn't think I was so very disa
greeable." The words' dropped out one
by one between her sobs. "But of course, i
if you don't want me^-" "'
"Emily ! What do you mean ? Will
you stay? -Will you really try to care
for me?" he asked, with a sudden light
in his eyes j
"I don't know. I?did think?as mat
ters are, we might try to mako the best
of i*," sho said in tho faintest whisper,
while the color ran to her fingers' ends.
"I will if you will," said Mrs, Mill
burn, with a sweot shy smile.
Aud she kept her word.
The" Debt of tho Sout&efn States.
The ibllowiiig are the debts of the
Southern Statcsl; as the minority Ku
' JL'.lox reports make them out. The cen
tingeht indebtedness is added to the prea
?' Alabama?Tliirty^iei^ Knd onc-fhivd "
millions of dollars?an increase of thiriy
ff Wni1llion8*sTdpe trie Svar.
I Arkansas?Nineteen and three-quar
ter milltons?rau increase of fifteen mil
Florida-^Fiftcen and three-quarter
millions?wholly incurred since the war.
Gcorgia-^Forty-fbur millions since the
Louisiana?Forty-one millions, an in
crease of thirty-one millions. .
North Carolina?Thirty-five millions,
an increase of over twenty-five millions.
South Carolina?Twenty-nine millions
an increase of over twenty-five, millions.
Missiesippi-^no million rind three
quarters, wholly increase.
Tenuessde4--Eorty-flve* and ? hali miU
lion.-, an iiicrcase of fourteen millions. ;
1 Y^rginVa-Forty^illiV,iia ..an increase
of fourteen mdlions.
Milrt'l juou T.t-i ? ! *rfrql/M?i .'? <>T
. , , , ?
B*3uA reporter having diasd with
some friends, attended a lecture after
wards, aud favored the public with tha
following report: "The lecture Jas*
evening was a brilliant affair, The hall "
ought to have been filled, but1 we are
sorry to say only forty persons were pre
sent. The speaker? commenced by say
ing^hp.Avas.^y birth an ecclesiastical di-'
ducdoiij ;gavo a learned description of
satan and his skill in sawing Jtrees. A
mong other things ho stated that the
patriarch Abraham .taught Oecrops ar?
ithmetic. We trust the eloquent divine
may , be induced to repeat the lecture at
some future day."; What the lecturer
said of the reporter: "Dear'sir;\In a
report of my lecture in your beautiful
city, you have made some mistakes which
I wish lo correct. You made me speak
of myself as by. birth an 'cclesiastical de
" ' l eaid w/jS that I was.
by birth, but only ecclesiastically, a*
Dutchman. Instead of speaking of satan
as sawing friees. I spoke of him as sew
ing tares. I said nothing of Abraham,
but spoke of the Arabians as nomads of
patriurchal simplicity. I said that Ce
crops was the founder of Athens, and in
structed the people in agticulture."
Some interesting details conced
ing the speed of railway' trains, in Eng
land have been published. The average
rate of speed at which tho quickest ex
press truins travel is. 47* miles "an hour
But there arc two liaes on which this
pace is exceeded. The 10 o'clock train
on the Great Northern* road reaches Pe
tersburg at half past eleven; the distance
is 701 miles, and tho pace 51 miles an.
hour, f The quarter to twelve train on
? the Great Western makes the run to
Swsndon, 771 miles, without stopping,
and does it m 1 hour and 27 minutes, or
at the rato of 581 miles an hour. There
aro a number of other roads which make
make runs at the rate of from 45 to 52
miles au hour; but the jaurney from
London to Bath by the quarter to twelve
train is the quickest in the world. The
distance is 107 miles, and it is done in
2 hours add 13 minutes, including a
stoppage of 10 minutes at Swinpon. The
actual time in .traveling is 2 hours and 3
minutes, something over 52 miles an
1^, Boys say often, we want an edu?
cation, but we are poor end our father ia
poor, aud we can't get it; so weare going
to learn a trado, or go into, a store, or do
something else. Now let me say, every
boy that wants an education, if ha will
beud his force to it he can get just as
good a one as he wants. The way is
open. Education does not come alone
through academies and colleges and sem
inaries ; these are helps, but it comes by
study and reading and comparing. AU
tho schools iu the w ?rld will not make a
scholar of a maa without these; and with
them a man will bo one if he never sees a
college. The same is true of girls and
what is true of this pursuit is true of any *'
other. Tho force must be from yourself
and you must develop it It is that in
domitable t can't, that seta a man astride