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Come, SalIf, dear, it's getting Iate,and
mother is wide awake;
She knows you're here, and therefore
your departure you must take;
.I've got to lock the door and then ptit
out the parlor light;
PleAse go, (lear Sal, and you can come
again some other night.
Oh, pshaw ! dear John, it's early yet,
.I'm sure I needn't hurry;
.U's scarcely half-past 10 o'clock, your
mother need not worry;
But if you want to go to bed then I'll
no longer stay,
So, love, give me another kiss, and I
will go away.
Oh, Sal, please don't ! Well, take it
then, now go; please miake haste?
If mother should come down and see
your arm around my waist
I think I'd faint; come, dearest, don't
delay a moment more,
Put on your hat and shawl and I will
see you to the door,
I think it's just too bad that I have got
to go so soon;
Well, never mind. I'll see you, love, to
I'll-hitsh t I hear your mother coming
down with footsteps light.;
im off--just one; oh. my, how sweet!
Well Johnny, dear, good-night.
A traveller for a Detroit whole
sate grocery house was the other
day making a trip between two
Northern country towns with a
sleigh, when one of the horses was
taken sick, and he drew up at a
farm house and inquired if he
could put the animal out and rest
him until he reeovered.
'You can,' replied the woman,
'hut I want to warn you in advance
that I have run away from my lu s
band on two different occasions
0nce with a drover and once with
a rMap seller."
'Well, what of it?'
'You'll find . out as soon as the
Old man Comes up fro!- the slash
ing! He'll think you are after me,
and there'll be a row.'
'()h, 1 guess I can explainu mat
ters to him.'
'Don't you wait to explain) nothi
ing,' she conitinued : 'he'll go for
you without a word, and if you
can't wallop him he'll give you the
worst licking a stranger ever
'lhe horse was too ill to go on,
and the agent had no( recourse b~ut
txsAqy and; fage the amsic. i~e
iras t t ie hir r ubbjng the ani
i io , Rht theo odnn sud
Tdhy sttwed himselt at the door.
WVaiting just long enough to draw
a full breath he muade a break for
the traveller. TIhe latter dropped
huis wisps of hay and felt of the
.farmer's right eye in a way that
laid him flat. .le got up anid camne
again, buul was received with a
4tinger on the jaw, and as he went
down the traveller got him by the
throat and held him fast. By and
by, when he dared let him up a
little, heC explained:
'I was 'forced to stop here and
take care ot a sick horse.'
'Well~j,. that's all right,' replied
the farmer. 'Let me up aiid I'll
help rub him.'
Ila was assisted to his feet and
went to work with considerablle
heart. By and by he went to lthe
house and had his eye bound up,
and when supper was ready he in
sisted that the traveller should
pat with him. Not a cent would
he take when the latter was ready
to go,. but extending his hand he
'Stranger, I've licked seven dif
erent men who stopped here with
in the past six months, and it kin
der does me good to get knocked
under the benches. Next time you
come this way stop and give me ap
hour's lesson. Good-bye to you.'
-Detroit Free Press.
TAKING HIM AT his WORD.
'Now, my son, this won't do. You
spend altogether too much time in
play. You must buckle down to
'All right, father,' was the du
The next morning the young
man, instead of exercising himself
in the woodshed, slung his skates
over his shoulder and disappeared,
not to return until hunger drove
him home for supper.
'Well,' exclaimed the irate fath
er, 'where have you been all day,
'Skatin', replied the youth.
'And didn't you promise me last
night that you would buckle down
'Indeed I did, dear father,' said
the bright and truthful hid. 'I
couldn't skate, you know, if I
didn't first buckle down.'
A NATURAL MISTAK.-At the
Zoo, recently,a West Walnut-street
dude was observed lounging in
front of a cage containing some
very fine specimens of monkeys,
He was apparently enjoying the
antics of the animals, when, sud
denly, one of the largest stretch
ed forth an arm, and seizing him
by the shoulder tore his coat sleeve
The dude, uttering an impreca
tion, raised his cane to strike the
animal, but the attendant interfer
'Phat's the matter wid yez?' he
saidl. 'WVould yez sthrike thbe loik
es of a little fellow like that?'
'Certainly I would,' was the an
gry response. 'Look he has ruin
ed my coat.'no
'Ah, poor chap, he meant n
harum. lie must huve taken yez
for his long-lobst brother andl was
lookiui' for a strawberry mark on
A good old man up in Epping,
N. Hi.,went to prayer-meeting the
;other night and unwittingly fell
asleep. lie was called on to offer
prayer, and being punched by his
:wif'e, he bellowed out: "Gol darn a
it, 1Ietsy, kindle it yourself.''
-T'he Sunday-school children of
the Ujnitedt States have ed:Atrlbuited.
twenty-five thousandt dollars to
wards the cost of a steam nmission
ary vessel,of'425i tons. She is to be
built at Bath,Maine, and may be ex
pe)cted to sail for Honolulu in No
--Condor browni is a very fash
Pew POE &COD
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'These Mzdhfnes a?
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