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A Family Companion, Devoted to Literature, Miscellany, News, Agriculture, Markets, &c.
Vol. XIX. NEWBERRY, S. C., THURSDAY, JULY 12, 1883. No. 28.
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Behind the hilltop drops the sun.
The curled beat falters on the sand;
While evening's ushers, one by one. 1
Lead in the guests of twilight land.
The bird is silent overhead,
Below the beast has laid him down;
Alone the marbles watch the dead,
Alone the steeple guards the town.
The south wind feels its amorous course
To cloistered sweets in thickets found;
The leaves obey its tender force,
And stir'twixt silence and a sound.
-John Vance Cheney, in the Century. I
tlttb #tvq.
There lived about five or six
miles from Easton, Penn., a few
years since an honest farmer named 1
Henderson, who had two very prett
daughters-Ellen and Maude. The
first was about twenty' years of
age; while the latter was barely 1
nineteen. The farmer was a thrif- I
ty, well-to-do man, 'though by no
means rich; but the family lived in
excellent style and the daughters
had received a good education.
Both of these girls were pretty,
but Maude was perhaps the hand
somer. There was no lack of at
tentive young gentlemen at the 1
farm, though the neighborhood was
not very thickly settled; but "beau
ty draws us with a single hair,"
and the young ladies were the t
center of a gay little circle of I
By-and-bye it came about that an
earnest, handsome and sturdy young
farmer fell desperately in love. with
Maude and proposed to her. On I
her part she loved Harry Masters
above all the young fellows she
knew, and told him frankly that he
mighti speak to her father. In the 1
meantime she ccifided the matter i
to her mother-a kind-hearted, sym
pathetic parent-who saw no ob
jection to the choice of her daugh
ter; but all was left for the father
to decide.
Henderson was a very straight
forward and open-mouthed man
that is, he said exactly what he
meant, no more nor less, and that f
he uttered freely. When Harry
Masters called him one side and t
told his especial errand as to
Maude, the father said : "Well,
Mr. Masters, Maude is young. Ii
wanted Ellen to to be married first;I
she's the oldest, and I have got a<
marriage portion of $1,200 to give
her; but I haven't laid by anything
yet for Maude."
"I have got pretty well before
hand, Mr. Henderson, for a manI
but twenty-four years old, and we
shall be able to do very well, I
have no doubt."
"You mean yon'll take Maude
without any marriage portion," said
the father.
"Yes, sir, very gladly."
"Well, it's pleasant to hear you 4
say so, because it shows your hon- 'I
est affection, Mr. Masters; but I
am too proud to let Maude marry
until I can give her a thousand orI
two toward housekeeping."
"It is not worth waiting for, sir, I
as long as we really don't need itI
and both are content."
Then, again, I'd rather Maude
wouldn't marry until her sister isI
married, because she is so much
older-do you see? It will actually
make her si old maid. It isn't fair,
Mr. Masters."
"Ellen is very popular with the
gentlemen and will soon be mar-t
ried," said the other.
'-That's just what I have said to
myself, and then I shall begin to3
pick up a marriage portion for
"I trust that is the only objec
tion, Mr. Henderson?" said Harry
"Why, yes, you are a promising I
and respectable young man. and f
come of a good family," said the
farmer; "but I can't let Mande goI
until I have got together a re- I
spectable marriage portion to give
with her hand."
"Perhaps you will think miore
favorably~ about it," said the L.over.
"I'll speak with you again."
-'All right, Mr. Masters."
Harry and Maude were very- fond
of each other, and now talked over I
the matter very seriously. Mfaude
ould not blame her father, and did
iot herself like the idea of going
:o Harry without a proper portion
o contribute toward their joint
>artnership in domestic life.
"Never mind. Harry," said the
iandsome young girl; "Ellen will.
;oon be married, I have pretty good
-eason for knowing."
"Ah, but then your father says he
vants time to pick up a marriage
)ortion for you, and that will take
hree or four years, perhaps."
"That is a good, while, is it not,
Jarry !" said Maude. jus&blushing
little, for fear it sounded forward
nd bold.
'-It's ages!" said the young fel
ow. "Think of waiting three
'ears-why, we shall be old folks
)y that time!"
"Not quite so bad as that, said
"I'm sure my hair will be gray
)y that time !".
"Nonsense, Harry. Now you
re joking.
"I was never more earnest in my
ife," said he, as he stole a kiss
rom her pretty lips,.and ran away,
o as not to hear her chide for his
"Maude," said her father, com
ng into the house from the barn,
'I wish you would ride the sorrel
nare into Easton and get this
iundred-dollar bill changed at the
ank. The workmen have got done
rith the roofing of the barn and I
rant to pay them off to-day."
"Very well, father. Let John put
he side-saddle on and I will be
Cady in five minutes."
The sorrel mare was brought up
o the door, and Maud was soon on
er way at an easy hand-gallop to
vard Easton. She had an excel
ent seat, and was a good horse
roman. As she knew this very
cell, she would not have objected
o have Harry see her just now;
>ut he had gone a moment before
n an opposite direction.
When Maude got into Easton she
ode directly to the bank, but was
infortunate enough to find that it
ras already closed. After a few
noments' tl ought she resolved to
;ry to get the note changed at the
,rocer's or at some of the other
tores, and went immediately to do
o. Fate s. emed aganst her, for
io one had small change enough
o accommodate Miss Henderson.
At one of the stores where she
stopped a very gentlemanly-look
ng person took out his pocket
yook and said he thought he could
:hange it for her, and she handed
im the bill, but he returned it, say
ng after all, he had not so much
imall money. He seemed to re
gret this, however, and even fol
owed Maude to the door and as
isted her to remount her horse.
She was forced to give up her
arrand, as she did not like to run
bout among strangers asking them
;o change her a bill, especially as
1o one seemed able to do so. She
herefore turned her horse's head
nce more toward home. Scarcely
1ad she passed the outskirts of the
;own when she was overtaken by
;he stranger who had spoken with
ier in the last store, and who at
irst thought he could change her
yill. He was mounted upon a fine
ooking bay horse, and saluted her
respectfully as he came alongside.
"Did von get your bill changed?"
1e asked.
"No; small bills seemed scarce,"
he replied.
"Do you live near here?"
"About five miles off."
"Oh, we don't mind five miles in
he country."
"You are an excellent rider."
"I have ridden since I was six
rears old," she said; "but my sister
Ellen is a better rider than I am."
"You are generous to admit it,"
aid the stranger.
After they had passsd over about
wo miles they came to a very lone
y piece of the road, quite removed
-om any dwelling houses. Still,
s the stranger appeared so gentle
nanly, and had addressed her so
>olitely, she had not the least sus
>icion of any evil intention on his
Presently he said, suddenly: "I
ril thank you for that bill."
"What?" said she, half smiling.
"Please give me that bill."
"What do you mean?" asked
".Tust what I ay,." he replied,
"I shall do no such thing !
she answered firmly.
""I am sorry to draw a pistol up
on a lady," he continued, suiting
the action to the word, "but I
must have that hundred-dollar bill
at once,"
"Do you mean to rob me?"
"I must have the money !"
It was with difficulty that she
could believe that the man was in
earnest; but when he now cocked the
pistol and held it toward her with
one hand, while he extended the
other .or the bill, she was forced tc
yield to the necessity of the situa
tion. She was a brave-hearted
girl, and now did not tremble in
the least, but she saw she could not
help herself and so made the best
of it.
Just as she held the bill to him a
sudden puff of the wind blew it in
to the road and carried it gently
several yards from them. Th.e
stranger alighted to .get it, and
quick as thought Maude struck her
horse a smart blow in order to get
out of the robber's power. The
sorrel mare was a spirited little
creature, and sprang into a smart
gallop at once; while the stran
ger's horse which had been left
standing beside her, also started
off at full speed in her company.
Bang ! went the robber's pisto
after them, having only the effect to
increase the speed of the fiying
horses, both of which were now on
the dead run. Maude did not care
how fast she rode, the sorrel was as
easy as a cradle at that speed, and
in ten minutes she dashed into her
father's yard, followed by the rider,
less horse.
Her story was soon told and her
father was with difficulty prevented
from starting after the robber with
pistols and rifie, but he knew tha
the - scoundrel would naturally take
at once to the woods, where he
could not follow him.
"Well, we've got his horse at any
rate," said the farmer, "and he is
worth more than $100."
"Hallo !" said the man John, whc
had been taking the saddle bags
from the strange horse.
"What is it, John?" -
"These bags are full of some
"I should think so," said the far
mer. as he unstrapped the leather
They werc found to contain som
counterfeit plates, a quantity o~
counterfeit money in various bills
and also a little over $1,500 in good
"Hazza !" cried the farmer
"What is it, father?" asked
"Why, your trip to Easton hai
proved a profitable one, at al
events. Here's over $1,500, gooi
"Ah, but it will be claimed by
the owner."
"Do you think a counterfeite1
will dare to come for the tools tha1
would, convict him?-to say noth
ing of highway robbery."
"I didn't think of that."
That evening Henderson seni
John over to young Masters with
message to call round and see him
to which Harry responded instantly
"Mr. Masters," saidtthe farmer
as he came into the large, old
fashioned sitting-room, "you re
member what you asked of me this
"Yes, sir."
"Well, I will give my consent
Maude has just furnished her owr
marriage portion. Take her, my
boy, and be happy."
A proposed French law pro
vides that every head of a family,
who has more than four children,
shall be entitled to a reduction ol
15 per cent. in his annual taxes,
and to an additional reduction of
5 per cent. for each child in excess
of five. In case the head of the
family pays no taxes, or if his taxes
do not exceed 100 francs a year,
then he shall be entitled to a pre.
mium of 200 francs for his fifth child,
and to another premium in each
case larger by 100 francs than the
preceding, for each additional child
he may have.
Hold fast to the present. Every
position, every moment of life, is
of unspeakable value as the re
presentative of a whole eternity.
At a late hour the other night a
poor old man, weak with hunger
and stiff with cold, entered the
Central Station to ask for lodgings.
While he sat by the stove to get
warm they heard him groan like
one in distress, and the captain
"Are you sick, or have you been
"It is here," answered the old
man as he touched his breast. "It
all came back to me 'an hour ago as
I passed a window and saw a bit of
a boy in his night-gown. I would
to God that I was dead !"
"What is it?" asked the captain
as he sat down beside the man.
"It is the heart-ache-it is re
morse," the old man answered. "I
have had them gnawing away at my
life for years. I have wanted to
die-I have prayed for death-but
life still clings to this poor old
frame. I am old and friendless
and worn out, and were some wheels
to crush me it would be an ast of
He wiped his eyes on his ragged
sleeve, made a great effort to con
trol his feelings, and went on:
"Forty years ago I had plenty.
A wife sang in my home, and a
young boy rode on my knee and
filled the house with his shouts and
laughter. I sought to l . a good
man and a kind father, and people
called me such. One night I came
home vexed, I found my boy ail
ing and that vexed me still more.
I don't know what made me act so
that night, but it seemed as if every
thing weit wrong. The child had
a bed beside us, and every night
since he had been able to speak, he
had called to me before closing his
eyes in- sleep, "good night, pa !"
Oh, sir, and I hear those words
sounding in my ears every day and
every hour, and they wring my old
heart until I am faint."
For a moment he sobbed like a
child, then he found voice to con
tinue :
"God forgive me, but I was cross
to the boy that -night. When he
called to me good night, I would
not reply, "Good night, my pa !" he
kept calling, and fiend that I was,
I would make no answer. He must
have thought me asleep, for he fin
ally cuddled down with a sob in
his throat. I wanted to get up and
kiss him but I kept waiting, and
waiting, and finally I fell asleep."
"Well?" queried the captain, as
the silence grew long.
"When I woke it was day. It
was a shriek in my ears which broke
my slumbers, and as I started up
my poor wife called : "Oh ! Rich
ard ! Richard ! our Jamie is dead in
his bed !" It was so. He was dead
and cold. There were tears on his
pale face-the .tears he had shed
when he had called: "Good night,
my pa!" and I had refused to an
swer ! I was dumb. Then remorse
came and I was frantic. I did not
know when they buried him, for I
was under restraint as a lunatic.
For five long years life was a dark
midnight to me. When reason re
turned and I went forth into the
world my wife slept beside Jamie,
my home was gone, my friends had
forgotten me and I had no mission
in life but to suffer remorse. I
cannot forget. It was almost a life
time ago, but through the mist of
years, across the valley of f,he past,
from the little grave thousands of
miles away, I hear the plaintive
call as I heard it that night : "Good
night, my pa !" Send me to some
prison, to the poor house, anywhere
that I may halt long enough to die !
I am an old wreck, and I care nQt
how soon death drags me down:'
He was tendered food, but he
could not eat. He rocked his body
to and fro and wept and sobbed,
and by and by, when sleep came to
him; they heard him whisper :
"Good night, my boy, good night,
my Jamie !"-Detroit Free Press.
On a railway train coming east
through Montana were a number of
Crow Indians. There dogs follow
ed the train until they reached a
tunnel, when they went round,
while the train went through. Of
course the train got out before the
dogs arrived, but they waited at
the month of the tunnel until all
ha starved hnt one.
Richard Proctor, the astronomer,
has been laughing at himselt as a
hopeless idiot, and all on account
of corsets. He says: "When the
subject of corset wearing was un
der discussion in the pages of the
English Mechanic, I was struck
with the apparent weight of evi
dence in favor of tight lacing, par
ticularly by the evidence of some
as to its use in reducing corpulen
cy. I was corpulent. I was also
disposed, as I am still, to take an
interest in scientific experiment.
I thought I would give this matter
a fair trial. I read all the instruc
tions, carefully followed them, and
varied the time of applying pres
sure with that "perfectly stiff busk"
about which correspondents were so
enthusiastic. I was foolish enough
to try the thing for a matter of four
weeks. Then I laughed at myself
as a hopeless idiot, and determined
to give up the attempt to reduce by
artificial means that superabundance
of fat on which only starvation and
much exercise or the air of Ameri
ca has ever had any real reducing
influence. But I was reckoning
without my host. As the Chinese
lady suffers, I am told, when hei
feet bindings are taken'off, and as
the flat-head, baby howls when hie
head boards are removed, so for a
while was it with me. I found my
self manifestly better in stays, ]
laughed at myself no longer. ]
was too angry to laugh. I would
as soon have condemned myself t
using crutches all the time as tc
wearing always a busk. But foi
one month of folly I had to endur
three months of discomfort. Ai
the end of about that time I was mj
own man again."
A cheerful face is nearly as goot
for an invalid as healthy weather.
We seldom find people ungrate
ful so long as we are in a condi
tion to render them service.
All other knowledge is hurtful tu
him who has not the science of hon
esty and good nature.
Envy is a passion so full of cow
ardice and shame that nobody evei
had the confidence to own it.
To educate a child perfectly re
quires profounder thought, greate
wisdom than to govern a state.
Fate is the friend of the,good
the guide of the wise, the tyrant o:
the foolish, the enemy of the bad.
The best part of our knowledg4
is that which teaches us where
knowledge leaves off and where i
Humility does not make uag&
vile nor insensible, nor oblige us t4
be ridden at the pleasure of ever3
Outward actions can never give
a just estimate of us, since there
are many perfections of a mar
which are not capable of appearing
in actions.
If this life be unhappy, it is a
burden to us which it is difficult tc
bear; if it be inevery respect hap
py, it is dreadful to be deprived o'
it; so that in either case the resul1
is the same, for we must exist ir
anxiety and apprehension.
Maavtous MUsTcm -A Yank
ton youth calls his mustache
"sbeall" because there are nin(
hairs on each side.'
The Chinese consul's mustachie
is as graceful and drooping as a
pond lily in spring time.
The mustache of a Mobile marn
is so long that when it is waxed he
can use the ends for toothpicks.
A young man in Brooklyn is
trying to raise some hair on his
upper lip, and some young lady
sent himi a beautiful motto whieb~
reads, "Never strike a mustache
when its down."
Senator Logan's mustache is of
such great length that when he
goes in swimming he ties the ends
together over the back of his neck
so that he won't tangle his toes in
it and tip himself heels over bead.
"No," said a Philadelphia belle,
"no electric light for me. It can't
be turned down low enough."
The mosquito as a public singer
draws well, but never gives satis
c fora c
Double canaaiuu
Nodcs eueeso ,tun,b
Noeees_ i Local
AdverManu aaot
ber of %nWai s' w[be'
ad ehaged-aeeored
tisers, wi0u besnded'ai
Do you wish to make
in the world? Do you wish
the respect of the
you desire to acquire a
of this world's goods? Doyoe
tc be men? Then observe
lowing rules:
Hold integrity sacred. -
Observe good manners.,
Endure trials patiently.
Be prompt in all thingsa:
Make few ae
Pay your debtspromptly.
Yield not to di
Lie not for anyco
Join hands only i hi e
Keep your mind
Watch carefully over
Respect the counsel <yo
Dare to do right; fear.
Question not the
Sacrilce money rather t D
Nevery to appear
are no.
Go not into the
Use your leisure t r
Consider wall; then d
Injure not another's
business. -Studay-&koo '"
starts of to-day can ni
package. The late
'Washington, waoc me
Washington, when Rn
agent ,with ae.ed
pricing a ty.
"I'd blidit," hiomid
"Bow much willy
the Chief-yJoss
"Twenty-fie centst" was
Give me anorderfaol
for the money," replied
Justice, whom the gn
know. The man hlIgt~
est position in theU
the twentydive cenfatsw
agent's wife, who knew
Justice, and was ho,ri4e&i
lesson her airy hb a
"If you shove that enett
ble ni whip you," said as
daughter. *The gr
off "P1c pta a,o
you good." The girI didt
up the cup. -"Go. and i
there, or nil whip.you,"
didn't go and sit dowp.
here to me." The giri
"Ain't you ashamed of yo el
"No, your not. Pm agent
towhip you for telling.me .
OughtIto whip you, say?",>
"Nome, foryou tell stories.
said you'd whip me, ad
didn't," and shekicked up her
and scampered away. E
should be careful to speak
truth.-Arkansaw Traveler.
I hear you say the other2
Oilhooly, that you always b9
spare cigar about you for
friends r' asked IeSpmUkima
"Yes, that's what I sad
"I am one of your frens
I ?"
"Well, then, hand Noutthatcir
"Itis singular how it.peR
Galveston folks are. Ifl gI,he
the cigar, how ean Izkuse t
me? Besides, if I give -yio flee
gar, and another friend. o
clims it and I've not got i)
he wilithinklIam a liar. I g~
Ilhad better smoke it mysef
prevent hard feeling. Hate
got a mach?"-JwGalso Newu2
What is the difference.a
dull razor andsab ey
for they both needs
overiloGye.rsoh h,as {e

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