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Note?In June nature seemed to have
blended all her moods. Nature was
her mother and had endowed her with
all the gifts at her command. In her
were the fierceness of the tempest
. "when it rages around the mountain
peaks, the pity of the breeze when it
sighs- through the hollow, the joy of
the sun when it kisses the rippling
water, the brooding of the still night
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and tne peace 01 twiugm. rw uci
there were fairies and to her the trees
and flowers and rocks and waterfalls
spoke as a sapling and she was as
& fi-eet on foot as the deer. Her abundant
hair was of lustrous gold and
wind and sun gave incomparable color
wf and complection to features which
H were more than beautiful because they
K formed the mirror in which her heart
shown Tn this mirror by turns
there appeared sweetness, courage, I
prid-e, love, hate, music, poetry, calm,!
passion' peace and desire. June loved
her father and hated the Falins.
By Chas. Phillips.
I Jack?Here is a bouquet for you.
.June?Huh, I know them flowers
and just where they grow.
( June?Yep, hyeh, an' thar through J
them mountains yo' find '-em in leetle
patches growin' all together like and I
then yo* don't find 'em at all.
Jack?What do you call them up;
Jack?Th-e name for them is j
June?My, but that's a big name for j
^ sUch a leetie flower.
?Some call them wind flowers,!
because"th-e wind is supposed to blow!
\ them open. ,
Jack?Yes, and where a tear is drop-i
ped a wind flower blows. I
June?Aint that pretty? And now I
Jack?What do you know?
June?jes' why they are all rouin'
hyeh near this pine. Yo' see my sister,
she came hyeh befo' I did an' talked
to this pine, cry the least leethe bit
11 thro them mountains the wo
t men folks an' girls go by th'rselves
-when one of their men folks gets kilt,
an' jes' whar they drap their tears
this leetle flower comes up jes' like
vo' sed?jes' to tell them that them
that's gone is answerin'. Why, it's
Jes' like whar them tears has gon' the
wind flowers come up to smile at vo'
c*as' they want yo' to know hc^ they!
drapped into the rouin' aint it?
Jack?Why, you're a little poet, j
* aren't you?
June?No, I haint nothin' but jes'!
a Tolliver. But when I come hyeh at j
n'ght and I hyeh the pine moan and
the brush ciack, seems to me I'm j
listenin' to the rifles goin' oft" between
the Falins and the Tollivers for so
many years?that's the man?and
when the pine sighs that's the women
| ?an' now that yo've tole me about
?he tear drops ami flowers I know it's;
the fairies jes' tellin* the wimmen
.goin' to happen that a way no mo'.
Jack?And June, do -you hate the
June?Hate 'em, I could gut 'em. i
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their own women cry when their men j
die, and don't you think the wind i
flowers come out for them too?
June?Xo, I don't. They haint got;
no fairies on thar side.
Jack?June, but I know some of the
fairies?some of the ones you know j
about. See what I have found.
June?It's a fairy stone
Jack?Why, who told you?
June?Sister Sall-ey tole me about!
whar in Virginny, and all her life she j
saw "em. Sh-e 'sed folks found 'em some I
was wish in' for one an' never could .
git it. Listen, she called me then.?
Did yo' hyeh? Seems like everything
she wanted is a connn 10 me.
Jack?Did she tell you the story of;
June?Sh-e sed it was a luck piece;
and nothin' could happen to yo' when
_yo' was carryin' this, bin it was awful
bad luck if yo' lose it.
Jack?Well then, you must not lose
it, little girl.
June?Air yr" givin' it to me?
Jack?Yes, you sre they are* found
only in a certain place in Virginia?j
-each one a perfect little cross and all j
we know about rocks and mines and
gold and the study of the mountains
seeking to find what God put there
iiave never been able to know just;
iosh* where these stones come from.
June?That's cas* they heint talked
to the fairies. I'll bet as how yo' know
r.Jack jes' whar they come from?
Jack?I know the fairy story about
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June?An' if yo' tole me do yo' recken
they'll be mad?
.Ja< k?Xo, now that you've' made upj
your mind to 2:0 out into the world and '
zei a lot of 1 arniiTe: they'll be skid. !
.June?Tell me about it, .lack. i
Jack?Well, .June, they said this 'it- i
tie valley over in Virginia, 110 out- liv- |
<-d there at one time, except fairies |
and everybody was happy and nobody j
ever fought each oilier and there |
weren't any leads and th-tre weren't i
any Falins, and there w?ren't any Tol!
livers, or any policemen. They wvre
i just full of love an i smiles like ycu
I and your sister Sally. And one day a
; stranger came into ihs valley an 1 he
! biought a message of bow our L.-rd
was crucified; uai-od to the cross <>y
those who thought him evil when ne
was so good. And they cried- al1
| those fairies cried?ami ti e :ears, instead
of coming up like little flowers
to bring a message to you, when they!
fell to the ground, they formed little j
crosses of stone and that's to make!
you remember, June, that when you i
: wear one of these little crosses you j
must never think evil of any one.
Jack?No, not even the Falains.
JackJNo, not even the Falin-s.
June?My, but tnai win ue puw mi i
j hard. But I'll try, Jack and when IJ
aint tryin' I'll be liuntin' one fo' yo'!
and then I'll know when yo' have one j
yo' kayn't never thing bad o' me; but j
; you kayn't be blamin' me much kass j
i didn't know about the crucifixion, j
i Jack?Didn't the minister teljl you?j
June?Oh, the circuit preacher is j
nlwavs ramnin' and roarin' about heli- j
nre and folks not drinkin' moonshine, J
:m!t Me ne never said nothin' about!
our Lord bein' nailed to the cross, so
lnayufc he don't know. Maybe yo' get
it out thar with the larnin', Jack ef I r
stick to the fairy stone an' don't drink f
no nit onshine, will yo' try and g-et my j
dad to let me go out yonder whar I;
kill git learnin', the way my sister Sal- i'
iy wants me' to and is always cryin' to ine
Jack?I will. Just as soon as I get;
well acquainted with your father. I '
am going to have him s-end you to j
school down there in the Gap. Then |
I won't have to sit around telling y^u, *
June, because you can tell me.
June?Must yo' go now, Jack?
June?Air yo' comin' back some "
Jack?Sure I am.
June?I'll be waiting for yo\ Jack,
hyeh beneath the pine.
Uncle Billy?Judd, Jack's plum crazy
over June, an' has bin jes aimin'
to marry her fo' nigh onto a yeah. ^
But he has been what they call up
Judd?Broke? What's that. What's
Billy?I mean he's plum pore. He
ain't got a n'ckel. An' thar aint any
of June's money left. (An' he's jes' ,
figured that he was plum failure an'
he didn't want to take no one no
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for not marryin'. If he was rich he
wouldn't ne-ed to marry; he could have J
hired help. |
Uncle Billy?June. I've got the pa
pels hyeh 111 my coat?all ready for
yo' ail' him to git married. An* have
><jv c ueie un.y uo it. i\ase Jack's
plum crazy to marry yo'.
June?I aint havin' men ask'n to
marry me, tnrougn yo' Uncle .billy, (
vi uii ji.0u i ne mail mat muii'ics
come io me ii:si, an' JacK
uiun'i do 11. I'm mucn ouieeg^u to (
it: v. ttiiuiii lo unii iy me ail i m (
xuL'Cii o^ieegrd io \o lor fixing it uu,
uui i. v-vct^c tv> i.e.1 jO oii-3 tiling, i ami
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^ LU man; aiij1 jl ?^ u>uv>v
Up lliy llillxu and Luat 3 all.
Judd?Yo' ken do jes' what you're ,
aimin* 10 do, tiy God you're papa's
with yo'. 1
JacK.?June, you didn't even say
gooaoye to .ne when you left.
June?i reckon tnat night when yo' .
left nie out In the front yard yo' had | (
sed goodbye to me, Jack.
jacK?Jtiut Lncie Billy lias told >->u.! (
June?I'm much ooieegeu to ' } 'j' j.
lor senain' tne messages yo' aid |
iniougii I ncle x^iliy; 1x1*1 10 iuy ijci ij I ^
and then parsed 10 me, but 1 uon i ,
teel like taikin' thes-d messages bein'jt
us how yo' got uie in niv home aio..e <
surrounded by perlic^.men.
June?Yo' heard what I said?alone, j
.June?June, I'd sooner iiav^. n.j '
right arm cut eft' tnan io qo what
I'm going to do now. 1 know what!
kinship means to you ; nd your father!
and what friendship means to me?it*!
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lilacs ail \uu \tr gut iui mc?uul i ,
June, I've got a duty. 1 want" Dave.;
He's here. Hand him over. j.
June?I'm askin' yo' Jack Hale to',
call oft' vo'r perlicemen and go. He j
aint hyeh. j.
Jack?He was seen to enter, and .
has had 110 chance to escape. I'm ask- ' .
ing you for once to lay aside all these;,
blood feuds and turn this man over;,
to 4ne, June, he is guilty and the law!
say he ought to be punished.
June?He aint hyeh, an' if yo' dont;
believe it/what are vo' goin' to do?
Jack?I'll have to search the house, j (
June?Against my word?
Jack?Agai si your word.
June?Yoiuve turned your p-rllcei
men then to helpiif the Falins.
Jack?I'm not for the Falins and I'm
net for the Tollivers; I'm for the law
and the peace of the valley.
June?Jack Hale. I'm askin' yo'
again ro leave me and take your perliceinen
Jack?June, I love you. I love you
better than anything on earth. I want
to marry you, and the reason I didn't
ask you is because I have been sucn a
failuiv. Now, if 1 don't take Dave
I've made another failure. I've got to,
and if you don't hand him over peacefully
I'll have to go and get him. It
is a duty?a sacred duty; that's all.
June?I don't understand what you
mean by duty. Seems to me that duty
aint what other men write down in law
books that yo' should do. It ain't my
duty to be nursin' a perlicemen who
has come to take some of my kin
away. It wern't my pap's duty to take
Mr. Bab up in his arms and bring him
hyeh and lay him in the house yo'
ordered surrounded and that yo' now
want to break up and tear down be-!
cas' yo' won't take my word. There
aint no law that says I must nurse
Mr. Bob, or that I must not, or any j
law that made my pap iai\e mm m
except that law you tole me' about?
the law above everything else in the j
world?the law of the fairy stone. The |
law of lcve?it seemed to me that was ^
the law yo' and I was to go by?the,
1 - ^ 1 ~ ~ ~*r ~/-vf v\>T\r?i i cr^rl if I
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to me once when you gave me this j
little stone and then later when you j
had it fixed onto this little chain. The ]
law of love?now Jack, thar aint no 1
love at the end of a gun that's pointed j
at a poor boy that don't know no bet-1
ter, you can't bring larnin' and love j
and sweetness into these hyeh moun- J
tains by burnin' gunpowder. Duty! j
You've got a queer idea of duty. Jack j
Hale, when one minute yo' tell a girl j
you love her, and the next break into!
her fiouse and take away her kin.
Jack?June, the law of the fairy,
stone should be the law of the land, j
but those that believe it must protect,
themselves from those who don't even
care for it. I told you JUd sooner cut;
off my right arm than do this. I stand !
for the law' of the land and the law
of the men- that wrote it.
June?Then Jack Hale, I stand fori
the law of winnnen folks and the law
of the fairy stone?the law that makes
people forgive, and help and guide,
and if you search this house, If yo'
pass me to go into another room look
*" T\""? T?'Vi r\cn Anlv fault hflS
111/g' iUI LJA v C, nuuot * j
been thai he loved me, jes' as yo' say1
yo' love me and who has only tri-edj
to show that love in his own way, because
he don't know 110 better?then;
turn, yo' back on :ne, Jack, an.d never j
speak to me again. ]
SIXTH AN>TAL CONTENTION
>e?rro Race Conference to be Held
Ill lyUlU 111 'flU I/UIU15 .1 Ul-U UU?
The Negro Race Conference of which
Rev. Richard Carroll is president, will
meet tiiis year In Columbia January
28th., and continue in session four j
The m-eeting is to' be held at this.
time 011 account of the very low rates j
Dn the railroads, because of the corn ii
Among the prominent persons who'
will speak at the meeting this year, are j
the Hon. D. R. Coker, of Hartsville,!
who will speak 011 "How to select
^ood se&ds for planting," Prof. J. D.'
Eggleston, superintendent of -educa- j
tion in the State of Virginia, and Dr. |
Francis H. Rowley, of Boston, editor i
of "Our dumb animals." There are i
twenty-six speakers, both white and
colored, on*the programe.
A whole day will be spent in dis- j
cussing, '/Crime among the colored j
people." Th-e labor problem will also,
be discussed. The speakers mean to j
discourage the people from moving in-j
:o cities, and urge them to remain on j
THE PARCEL POST.
Newberry Ahead of Some Cities ir
This Progressive Business.
Washington, .Ian. 22.?During j
:he t'irst week of the operation of the
parcels post law Charleston k-d the!
cities of South Carolina, handling 3.-!
333 parcels, 1,900 of which were outgoing.
Columbia came next, with t'tr;I of!
2,r?94, of which 1,1 ~>9 were outgoing, j
The first week really consisted of but:
five full days, as one day was Sunday!
and another was a holiday. Other cities 1
and towns in South Carolina reported
the following totals:
Spartanburg, 1,4-">4; Greenville, 1,326;
Greenwood, 610; Orangeburg,
">36; Sumter, 689; Florence, 311; Anderson,
">34; Aiken, 209; Chester, 329:
Cioori- icwn, 2uS: Xewberry, , 31
I'nion, 1!?T; Laur-:s, IT''.; Rock Hill,
i;: C :: ..uteri. 342.
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