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A Family Companion, Devoted to Literature, Miscellany, News, Agriculture, Markets, &c.
Vol. XX. NEWBERRY, S. C., THURSDAY, MAY 30, 1884. No. 22.
When you como to think of it. it is not
odd that literary people prefer a pipe to a
cigar. It is handier to smoke when they
are writing, and ever so much cleaner.
And then it gives them the true essenco
and avor of the tobacco.
The most fastidious smokers among all
nations and all classes of men agree that
the tobacco grown on the Golden Tobacco
Belt of Norti Carolina is the most delic
ious and refined in the world. Lighter
than Turkish. more fragrant than Havana,
freer from nitrates and nicotine than any
other. it is just what the connoisseur
praises and the habitual smoker demands.
The Tery choicest tobacco grown
on this Belt is bought by Black.
welPs Durham Tobacco Co.. and
appears in their celebrated Bull
DurhamSmokingTobacco. It is
known the worild over.
Get the genuine.withBull
trade-mark. then you will
be sure of having abso
lutely pure tobacco.
I of the
id on the sea
er on the bae -
on I-egau to steadv
u1l n1 fellow do when ice fitting
d up a lamp post at 11 P.nies
chair began to pnge like ere
I" pony-but Mr. M. held to it.
it had waltzed him around ti U
-e and introduced disorder amjolg
other men and chairs, the Force
ay tht r M -e thought
porium of Fashion to See A4
Spring Stock that lie is advertis
ing so extensively. They were so
kind. polite, and attentive in show
ng me some fine cutaway and sack
suits. and fit last pursuaded mC to
try them on, well they fit so nice
and were made up in such
that I could'nt help buying a suit.
I saved fro-u $10 to $15 on the
Well John if you can save that
difference in price and they certain
ly fit you as well as your Tailor
can make them for you, I would
advise you to continue to trade
(Jno.) Xes I will and glad that
rou are pleased with my purchase, I
think it is folly for a man to have
~is clotbes madle, where you can
;et as good a fit and have so many
~o select from.
f you want to keep oni go >d terms
vith your lady friends and be od
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or1 Made Olothing that fit an.1 are
Emporium of Fashion,
M. L. KINARD,
COLUMBIA, S. C.
-IN A NEW PLACE.
I have movedI into the store next
.oor to M!. Foot where I have a variety
-I have in stock
Flour, Meal. Baconi. Su;gar, Coffee,
Gre.in aind Blaick Tea, Grits, Rice,
Lard, Mackerel. Hlerrings, Cheese. Ten
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Whlite ~ Wine and Cider \inegar eheap.
[ a!No have a large stock of Can goods.
The spoonl in Can Baking~ Powder.
Soap, Starch. Catndle;, Cigars. Chew
ig and Smoking Tobacco. I prlopose
to keep the best goods rdat 1 can get
atd will always study the inlterests of
my patrons anid give them full weight
and mneasuire and sell cheap an d only
Mr. A. D. Lovelace is with me and
will be happy to see his friends and
the public generally.
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TIE ORIGI N OF SCA NDA L.
Said Mrs A.
To 3Irs. J.,
In qutite a contidential way,
"It Seems to mle
That Mr.. B.
Takes too mucli-;omethiing in her te:.
And 3Jrs. .1.
To Mrs. K.
That night wa: overheard to say.
She grievetl to 10h01
Uponl it muIChI,
B:t 4Mrs. B. took-ich :und such
Tiien Mri-. C.
Wellt s.traight aw:ay
And told a frienid, the self-anie day
*'Twva, s:d to think"
Here came :a wink
"That Mrs. B. was fond of drink."
'Tie friend's tlisgu.st
Was sch she mu111st
Inform a lady "which sh.! n-el."
"That Mrs. B.
At lialf-iast 3.
Was that far gone shie cwhin't see."
This lady we
IHave mentionecd, She
Gave neetlle-vork to Mrs. 1j..
And at such news
Could sarcely civose
But firthIer neille-work refuse.
Then Mrs. B.
As youill vgree
Quite properly--she said, s:i:d she,
That she would track
The scandal back
To tiho.e who made her look !') black.
Thriough 3rs. K.
And Mrs. J.
She got at last to Mrs. A..
And asked her why.
With cruel lie,
She painted her so deep a dye ?
Said Mrs. A.,
In some <lism:iy,
"I 1o such thing vould ever say
I said that you
1I1Jh stouter grew
O. too much sgar-which ou lo !
.. ADELAID' ..'. .
"Hark! what is that?"
Leyton grasped the arm of his
friend as he spoke, and both paused
to listen. From the low-walled hut
before which they were standing
the sound was repeated.
The speaker loosened his grasp
with a sigh of grief.
"i hy. bless you ! it's Lita, lie
said. "W1hat music the little organ
is making to-night."
'-Poor little blind girl! Ilow
much comfort she takes with it,"
remarked his companion.
"Yes When these miners
bought that little music box they
made a good investment. Listen !"
The music had begun again. At
first it came stealing out with such
a low, plaintive sound, one night
easily have fancied that it was only
the ngtwnd creeping softly round
the walls of the little cabin; thena
it swelled into something louder,
deeper and more solemn; but dhere
was a subtle, yet indefinable some
thing in its nature which caused
the listeners to thrill with exulta
tion and grow cold with dread. It
seemed as though a spirit more than
mortal, had taken possession of the
little instrument, and through its
dleep voice was breathing out a p)ro
phey of approaching disaster.
Leyton felt a sudden breeze
against his cheek and noticed, with
alarm, that a dark storm cloud had
arisen in the west. There had
been one storm since his arrival
from the East, and lie dreaded to
see another. A heavy sigh at his
elbew caused both men to turn in
that direction. Lame Joe had
come up toiselessly behind them
and stood leaning against a rock.
iIe, too, was listening and wiping
an occasional tear from his eye, for
the music had grown sad and dirge
like as a funeral hymn, with a lin
gering, a quivering anguish echoing
through it which betokened that
the soul of the musician was speak
ing through her music.
But even as they listened, the
character of the melody slowly un
derwen t a complete transformation.i
and from the depths of sorrow and
despair it burst forth in a glad,
exultant strain-a wild, free il00(1
of music. It was like the triumph
ant song of some cap)tive bird
which has beaten long its weary
wings on its way toward heaven,
above the clouds and storms.
That was the end.
Leyton and Mark Spencer pass
ed on. The little girl's p)resent
mood seemed to them too sacred
for intrusion; but lame Joe ttoppe-.
for the good night kiss which the
child was accustomed to bestow up
Poor old Joe! he was very lame.
One leg had been left upon the
battlefield of Fredericksburg, and
its substitute was a rude wooden
utm,p bat g'i'hn nt as, he wnnild
gladly have worn it to splinters at
Lita Cohen's service. had the child
In spite of his affliction Joe Min
ion was a genial old man, with a
kind word and helping hand for
everybody; yet half the miners in
that little camp could have told of
a tine when there was not a more
intemperate man or harder charac
ter among thein all than he. That,
was before the death of his wife.
tidings of which had been a terrible
blow. Like a thunderblt, it had
sundered the barriers of pride and
selishiness and penctrated his iron
Lita was comlorter then. It was
she wit. took him inl hand1if], anld pvt
ted and talked with him until his
cOipalnionlS be'ganl to notice vith
woiidler that lie was growing into a
very d ifTerent man; for sorrow hal
made the child sympatlictic. atl
her strong iliience over Joe was
in a great -asure dae to this
When -jolin Cohen a-.is killed by
the falling of a bowlder. Lita, little
more than a babe thenl. had becoeio
an adopted Chiid of the calmp.
Later. when an accident sutit out
forever the light from her beautifl'ti
eyes, she Seeied sIddelyl to have
grown nearer and dearer t> each
(ie1 and to become th. object of
especial care; yet, in spite of their
kindness, there were times w1hen
she grew sal and lonesome. She
used then to lv for consolation to
her dear friend, the little organ, and
draw from its bosom a melodioue
response to her inood
In stromg contrast with the gray
and faded old woman who was her
attendant, or the bronzed, weather
beaten men about her, was this
child of seven years. Like a rar.,
sweet blossom she was growing up
in that wild place with a halo of
beauty ahd purity about her Vouing
life that colmmanded albnost adora
tion from a few rough. vet kindheart
Nature was kindly, too. The
sun never kissed her suft little
checks too rouhiv. and its most
scorching ray only added a brigh
ter tint to the long, fair hair which
hung in waves below her waist, the
pride and adimiration of her friends.
Yet it was Lard, even for a stran
ger, to looK unmoved upon the gr at
b"lue eyes, so patheti%-1 in her h11ind
ness, ftnd know that Lita (oien,
could never. s. e again.
I think Lil.i herself minded it
most after W:;rren. the poet of the
canp, had beo 1 telling her oi the
rgged granemir of the country
bout them, a A described the s:n
Lular beauty of the flowers which
le brought her day after day. or
when one of her big. burly friends
laid in her hand the pictures
>f the children-the children whom
she had learned to love as brothers
and sisters. She had known about
them all a long timie, ever since she
oul remeimber. andl they often
ent heir friendly messages and lit
le presents which ;he uista to sit
oklding in heur -nds, a strange
vistfulness in thc g hblue eyes, a
~rent ache in the ille tender heart,
t thought that she ::mst always feel
>ut coul never see.
T1he little g:rl cared a great (eel
thout heri friends; but lame Joe
vas her priu.e favorite. perhaps
bcause he was lame. 110 had
frown lamer ian ever of late, and
as failing ve:y Cast; vet nobody
ad told Lita Ci it; nobodAy could
ear to break the news to hoer. She
sed to sit at his sidec by the hour,
istening to 1hm or rep eating the
-hildish storie wvhiebi Warren had
ead to her. OnTe day while she
vas sitting thui;s. g:ttinig his wrink
ed cheeks; with b:ec soft hands. she
~tope sudde(lnly, with a puizzled
ook in her face, as though a new
hought had str uck lier.
"The men say that the mines of
his district don't pay well enough
ad they will shiortly break up and
~o into another country. What
ill you and I(do then. Uncle .Joe?'
A tear trickled down the old
nans wan cheek. He. too. was
hinking of a journey into another
ountry, and it wrenched his heart
strings to think of leaving Lita
ehind, but hi wiped away
the brgh dlrops with the ragged
sleeve of his coat. and chokin.
own the sob in !.is throat made
"You will go wi'n thmem. Lita, my
"And you. too. U'ncle Joe. What
would you do here without me?"
she asked, laugingly, as she clung
tighter to his hand.
"Not much, to be sure, little one
-not much."' lIe strokedl her long
silden hair tenderly, wishing that
he might be able to tell her what
no one else wanthd to; but he had
not the couriagze. and presently the
little girl said:
-It is getting~ chilly. U'ncle Joe;
let's sro in.''
But the 01(1 man went away and
did not see her again until even
ing. IIe bade her "good nmght,"
and slowly followed the retreating
forms of the two gentlemen. Ley
ton and Spencer, wondering why
she looked so pale to-night and
cung so tightly around his neck at
Ile felt a strange chill pass over
him when ever he thought of the
music, but, by and-by. he fell asleep
and forgot it all.
The threatened storm came; such
a tempest as hadl not swept the
valley since its settlement, five
years before. But the stun s.onv
out brightly the next morning, and
there was one, at least. who jaileI
its advent with a siuh ofreliefthat
one was Joe 'Minion. Crushed.
bruised and sorely wound,e-d. he
dragged himnsell from a hicap o
debris and looked about him. No
one was stirring. Nearly all the
others had chosen safer places than
lie and were sleeping sOUndly, now
that the wild btrife which had taken
place so lately between the elements
I low was it with little Little Lita?
With an elort poor -Joe sat up and
Where hal stoodA a dwelling
plhae last night was only a heap of
-Lita ! Lita called t le old man
piteously. but there caie no an
hn his hamids, with all his re
maiing strength mustered into the
effbrt. he crept to the spot. No
child was there. Slowly. every
breath a pain almost unendurable,
lie drew himself to the top of a log
to look. lie saw her, and was not
long in gaining the spot.
Taking one limpliand in his
and casping it tighItlv. lie sank
down at her side, though there was
a smile upon his face; the pain
was all over. lie had followed his
little friend in her long. long jour
ney, and had gone into that other
A little later the miners. awaken
ed ,v the faithful Nannon. who
had just recovered sufficiently to
crawl from the ruins. began a
search for the missing.
Away beyond the scnttere(l re
mains of the cabin they found
themn--the two so strangely contras
tinug: one so old and gray. the other
like a gleam of light as she lay up
on a bed of tangled grass and shin
ing sand, the pallor of death upon
her fair, young face. a nd the glory
of the sunshine in her golden
ABBEViLLE TEACHEAS' ASSO.
The Teachers' Association which
met in Abbeville on the 8th was
highly interesting. Many able pa
pers were read. The following res
Olution- were pa;sed and ordered
to be sent to the State Board of
1st. That it is the sense of the
Association, that applicants for
teacher's State certificates who are
gradluates of chartered degree-con
ferring colle'.ies or uniiversities,
ought to be entitled to receive first
grade certificate:s without examnina
21. T1hiat teaclicrs certifica1tes of
first. second or third gradle shall
he renewedl without examination
when the holders have tanzht
withouit any i2termlissionl longer
than three years. and when they
can give satisfacetory evidence of
good character to the local boards.
TLhe following resolutions wer
passed and will be handed to our
delegation to the General Assem
bly for presentation to that body:
1st. That the Board of Trustees
of each .school district be allowed
to apply annually not more than
ten per cent., if so much he nec
essary, of the pubIlic school funds,
to which said district is en
titled, to building and repairing
2nd. That the public school fund
shall be considered as a supp)lemnen
tal fund to aid p)rivate enterprise.
to be obtained only on condition
that p)atroius of any public school
.shall give satisfactory guiarantees to
the local school boards that they
have contributed at least as much
as their pro0 rata share of the school
Thue essay of WK. P. Calhoun,
Esq.. brought out quite a lengthy
and sharp debate on free education
and the Blair Educational Bill.
The Association was dlecidedliy
opposed to the Blair Bill.
A resolution endorsing M. C.
Butler on his stand against this
bill and urging our lRepresentatives
in the IIlouse to oppose5 thc bill.
was introduced. andl the Associa
tion. with perhaps two excptions,
were in favor of passing the reso
lution, but as the Association was
not a political body it was deemed
inexpeCdient to express any opinion
pro or con. by resolution.-Col'o
At Tort Jervis. N. Y.. a tramp
at Turners was robbing a farm
house. T1he farmer resisted and
the tramp drew a revolver and shot
at him. The ball missed the far
mner but killed his wife. Hie then
clubbed the farmer andl escaped'
CIIICKEN AND DIU ONDS.
.\ NEv.ADA ToI:Y 0iF A vE!'Y woN
DEF~L SE:IES OF INAlDENTS.
A recent issue of the Virginia
(Ncv.) En/frp,ri. is rcspoisible for
the subjoined extraor(nary narra
live: A few days ago Mrs Nora
MeShane. who resides on the Di
vile. near lickey street. received
a 10tter and a newspaper from her
Lusbar-4d. who is in the diamond
fields of South Africa. When
nearing homc Mrs. MeShaie-who
is not able to read writingr-con
cllel to go on to the residence
of a friend who generally reads for
her the letters that come from her
husband. While standing and de
bating in her mind the question of
goig on at once to have her friend
read the letter, Mrs. McShane al
most mechanically opened the
newspaper to have a glance at it,
she being able to spell out print.
As she opened the paper she thought
she observed, as she says. -some
bits o' dthirt or gravels" fall out
of it, though she paid but little at
tention, thinking at the time it was
some "schtuff that had worked into
the paper on the road." When her
friend read the letter it was found
that her husband-"trusting to
luck," as lie said-had s3nt in the
newspaper as specimens, no less
than fifteen diamonds in the rough
ranging in value from $20 to $120
Here was a go, as not a stone re
mainer in the paper. However she
remembered that when she opened
was in a walk-where the snow
was ofLthe ground-just opposite
the resideuce of a neighbor, and a,,
companied by her friend she re
turned to the place. Not a dia
mond was to be found, but Mrs.
McShane's friend had observed a
lot of chickens about the spot, and
was confident they had found and
swallowed the glittering little
ztones. In a short time quite a
crowd of men and women had col
lected about the spot-having been
told about the loss-and, as the
place was a regular cruising ground
was covered with snow in most
places, it was the general opinion
that the fowls had swallowed the
The chickens belonged to the
neighbor in front of whose place
the newspaper had been opened,
and this neighbor could not be ex
pected to sacrifice his whole flock
-numbering thirty fowls-for
nothing. As no one could tell
which particular chicken might
have a diamond in its crop, and
wh:icli not. it would be necessary to
sacrifice the whole lot. The owner
disliked to lose his chickens, but
finally lie said he would let them
o, under the circumstances, at
sevc-ntv-five cents each. cash down.
MrIis. MeShane had no money,
and knew not what to do. IIow
ever. there2 was no time to lose, and
a miner of a --sporting" turn, who
happened to lbe present. agreed to
pay for all the chickens p)rovided
Mrs. MeShane would give him any
stone lie mighit p)ick out from among
hose recoveredl. Mrs. McShane
aecep)ted the offer, with the proviso
hat she was to have all tile chick
ns that were killed.
'[le fowls were enticed into their
ouse and the heads cut off tihe
.hole lot. The contents of their
rops being carefully washed and
xamined, twelv-e of the gems were
found. Generally they were worth
from 80 to $50, but there were
tree worth S100 and over. One of
hese, a stone worth $120. fell to
tie share of the speculative miner.
Mr-s. MeShbane was helped out on
er side by dlressing~ andlligh
hicensat romseventy-five cents
o $1 each.
A curious part of the story re
nains to be told, however. Beside
he uncut diamonds found in the
raws of the fowls, there was taken
from one a handsome emerald that
was p)erfectly cut. Mrs. McShane,
f course, thought this stone had
been seen byhrhsand, though
it was not mentioned in his letter.
While this matter was being dis
ussed, a lady living in the vicinity
camne up and at once claimed tile
emerald. She said she lost it out
of her ring the day before. No one
knew what to say to this, as those
presenlt (lid not wish to dispute the
point. Seeing how matters stood,
the lady ran off home, and present
ly retnrnedl with her ring, into the
setting of which the emerald fitted
perfectly. Oin seeing this all a
greed that the stone was the proper
ty of the lady.
C'.to. A; aEo, the Cuban revo
lutionary leader, is a man below the
medium' height and weighs only
about 115 p)ounds. lie has black
curling hair, and a small mustache
which turns up at the ends. His
smiles are grim and there is a look
of fierceness about his face, but or
dinarily he is the most harmless
person~nnaginable in appearance.
Agnero b)elongs to a wealthiy family
of Puerto Principe. HIe is not yet
thirty, and has been in arms against
Sanish authority in Cuba almost
SAVED BY A MULE.
Doctor William A. Hammond, in
an article on "The Will and its
Derangement," printed in the I
Yth's C'omnanion, tells the good
story: One afternoon some thirty
years ago, while etationed at Fort
Webster, near the Rio Gila, in
what is now Arizona, I conceived
the idea of taking a ride down the
canon on a very fine and Largc male
of which I was the envied owner. C
The commanding officer, Major
Ricbardson-afterward a major
general, who was killed at Antie
tam-endeavored to dissuade me
from my intention on the ground
that it was not safe for an officer B
without an escort to go beyond the
limits of the post, as Indians had
been seen in the vicinity within a
few days. He even threatened to
prevent me by positive orders; but
finally on the principle, probably, S
as be was fond of saying, that he
was "not bound by the army reg
lations to furnish sense to every
fool under his command," I was al- h
lowed to go.
I accordingly mounted "Juana."
as my mule was called, and with p
pistols in the bolsters, and sabers .
and spurs jingling, 1 emerged from 1
the sally-post into the open country. S
The road ran through the bottom
of a deep and narrow ravine or 1
canon, to where a couple of "pros e
pectors" were washing the bed of a
creek for gold. My object was to
pay them a visit.
The name Juana is in Spanish
the feminine equivalent of Juan,
and coresponds to our Jane or Jean l
or Joan. The reader may there
f-re not unreasonably suppose that
my mule was a mare, but if he or .
she has any snch idea, a great mis
take % ill be committed. The ani
mal was of the masculine gender,
big ches'ed. strong limbed and en.
dowed with greater powers of en- 0
durance and force of character than 1
I have ever seen exhibited by any a
other of its hybrid species. Ee
iiad, moreover, the reputation of
being the most self -willed and obsti g
nate male in the country. When
he had once made up his mind to
a ecrtain course of action no per
snasions, entreaties,~ vituperations 0
or punishments had the slightest
effect in causing him to change his
determination. His former owner
bad given him his name. This in
dividual, a good natured Mexican,
had a wife named Juan a, whose will
was law in the household, and be
fore whom her husband bowed b
down in abject humility. The poor I
man to his utter consternation .
found his wife's most striking qual- j(
itics duplicated in his mule, and
with the recklessness of despair he
bad carried out the comparison by
giving the beat her name
Juana cantered leisurely down
the road, snifling the air and toss
ing his head gaily till, when we had
gone about two miles, he suddenly
gave a loud snort, pricked up his1
ears, and planting his fore-feets
solidly on the ground, came to a
dead stop. Now when Juana stop
ped in this abrupt manner it meant 5
absolute cessation of forward mo
tion in the fullest sense of the ex
pression. So decided was his in
ertia on this occasion, that he sank
dowu on his haunches, causing his 1
bick to become a steep incline
plane, while his forc-legs, straight
and rigid, stood far out in advance ~
of his body. Hle had evidently pre- c
pared himself for the struggle with y
his rider, which he seemed to think 3
was inevitable, but out of which he t:
certainly intended to come victori- r
ous. I patted him on the back and
neck, and in my most dulcet tones t
requested him to go on. He shook
his mane and head, and signified r
by his whole manner that not even
to oblige me, would he budge a
Finding that blandishments were
ineffectual, I dug my spurs into his f
flanks till my legs ached; but all t
was to no purpose. There he stood
as firm as a rock. iIe did not rear i
or kick. His resistance was entire
ly passive, but it was intense. It ,
was the will of an apparently un- t
reasonable brute against that of
an apparently reasonable men. As
often happens, the appearances
were deceitful. I pulled him round t
and he galloped back to the fort as
rapidly as his legs could carry g
Tfhe next morning it was ascer- r
tined that at a point scarcely a
undred yards in advance of where
Juana had gained his victory, some
twenty or .more Apache Indians
had a~mbushed the road; and but
for the mule's keen nose and ears
and firmness in resisting an obsti-1
nate man, short work wvould Lave
been made of both of us.
A fler this Juana was never accus
ed of obstinacy. It was taken for
granted that whenever he declined
to do anything, or to perform a
particular act, he had some good
reason. per-fectly satisfactory to
himself, for his conduct; and he was
quietly allowed to have his own1
It is said that eleven Statei now
allow women to vote in school
Advertisements insertcd at the rate of -
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ind 0 cents for each subsequent insertior.
Double column advertisements ten per ceu',
Notices of meetings, obituaries and tribut(s
)f respect, same rates per square as ordinaiy
Special Notices in Local column 15 cent
Advertisements not marked with the nam.
>er of insertions will be kept in till forbid
Lud charged accordingly.
Special contracts made with large adver
Isers. with liberal deductions on above rates
)ONE WITH NEATNESS AND DISPATCH
I'HE mONOTONY OF EVERY
There are few of us whose life
tas in it nothing of the monoton
mis. Most of us feel the monotony
if every-day existence at times, and
ven the youngest and lighest heart
A are subject to fits of melancholy.
['here are periods when the sun
loes not seem to shine.
It would seem that to a rightly
onstit uted mind life should possess
io monotony. To every hour should
ie assigned its proper work, rest
r pleasure, leaving of his exis
ence. Theoreticallr, this may be
rue; but common place mortals
nd monotony a most determined
oe to fight against. Frequently, it
s the result of a false and distorted
iew of life, or springs from selfish
ess. Unhappiness is the unfail
ig rl-sult of' selfishness. To the
elfish man life soon loses its savor;
[ie sun shines but dimly; measur
ig men by his own standard, he
ancies everybody in league against
im. Aside from his own narrow
mbitions, he sees nothing worth
ving for. The life of an unselfish
erson, on the contrary, is always
eautiful, however common place
may be. He is wise enough to
ee that there is something more
lan self to live for. He believes
i doing what he can to make oth
rs happier. le may not be rich
ut his heart is so full of good feel
ig that it is pleasant to know him.
'hcre is very little monotony in a
fe like his. le may be a man of
ttle learning; but he is the posses
Dr of genuine wisdom, which scat
2rs good about him while others
elfishly grope along under their
urdens, many of which are self.
Granting that life is a most se
us thing; that a great deal of its un.~
appiness is inevitable; that it is
ftentimes easier to weep than to
mugh; yet it is undeniable that we
dd unnecessarily to its burdens,
nd make them harder to bear.
A man plodding along with a
reat pack on his sholders, his head
ent down, his dull eyes seeing
othing but the bare earth, can
)rm but a poor idea of the beauties
f the heavens and the hills. His
ind becomes as narrow as the
2ope of hi v'ision. Seeing little
t. the world and his fellows, he
>rmns an unjust opinion of them.
o with many of us. We all have
burden to carry, more or less
eavy; but it is unwise to let this
urden crush out our happiness.
'here are times when we can lay it
side and forget it in a day's en
>ymfent, if we will; and even when
presses heaviest if we find a
ower by the wayside we should
ause a moment to inhale its fra
Few things delight us more than
eauty. A tiny flower may call
yrth latent beauties in the mind
n some mysterious way akin to
,) that may delight us for days.
'he meeting of a friend on the
reet, a pleasant hand-shake and
hat with him, sends a glow of
'easure through the heart. A
mile from a bright.faced child
assing by may bring up pleasant
meies that make life more beauti
il. As we learn to appreciate the
eauties around us, our scope en.
irges; we rise to a higher plane.
Strike out selfishness, and to a
reat extent the monotony of our
yes vanishes. IIere is the cause
f so much of their unhappiness.
Vho ever regrets a generous act?
V'ho does not love a kindly and
nselfish disposition? Who loves a
iorbid, hateful, cranky person,
rose very presence chills one to
he narrow? Such persons are
ften good enough at heart, but the
arrow and selfish view they take
f life very seriously impairs their
It is wisdom to throw open your
eart and let in sunlight. It is
>lly to grope in darkness when
le blessed sun is shining. As
aghing is not sinful, it is well to
mgh. There are a great many
leasant things in this life. if we
i take the trouble to look for
Judah P. Benjamin, the dis
inguished lawyer and advocate and
x-menmber of the Southern Con
ederacy is dead.
Mr. Blenjamin died in his apart
ients in the Avenue Jena, Paris.
Ie was born in 1811 and was in
is 73 year.
The river and harbor bill just re
orted to the House makes the fol
cwin appropriations5 for this State :
Ashley $2,000, Edisto $5,000,
~reat Pee-dee $8,000, Saltkehatchie
~3,000, Waccamaw $6,000, Wappo
~ut $3.000, Wateree $5,000.
There are a few more liens record
d in Abbeville County this year
han last year. The aggregate
unnt is over $400,000.
The grading on the Greenville
md Laurens -Railroad has begun on
:ia Lflam ii&H