Newspaper Page Text
ZOK SUMTER WATCH MAN, Established April, 1850.
Consolidated Aug. 25 1881.1
"Be Just and Fear not-Let all the Ends thou Aims't at, be thy Country's, thy God's and Truth's."
THE TRUE .SO?JTHRO?f, Established Jane, 1866;
SUMTER, S. C., TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 1885.
Kew Series-Yoi. IT. 2To. 48.
1 Publicad avery Tsesiay,
Tfa?cAma? an<? Southron Publishing
....... :.. ? Company,
SUMTER, S. C.
Two Dollars per annum-in advance.
One Square, nrstinsertion..................$I 00
^^?very subsequent insertion. 50
Contracts for three months, or longer will
be made at red a ced rates.
Ali communications which subserve private
interests will fae charged for as advertisements.
Obituaries and tributes of respect will be
thfeged4fecw - .,?-?-... >.
Marriage: notices-and notices of deaths pub?
"For job-work or contracts for advertising
address Watchman and Southron, or apply at
ti? Office? to N. G. OSTEEN,
YOOB BAKffiE POPES Hp
Brand? advertised as obsoletely par?
I ? THE TESTS
Pia? a ?tn top down on a fcoti?orennt?l heated, the*,
?mor? tbe coner aod smeli. A chemist will not be I
<WtWC>o>jJeiMMh? pr-ano et ammonia.
BOES HOT CONT?IS AMMONIA,
nt oairansssss nu NEVER nc oexsnosm
' In a ??nil?n iojnesfor a- qoarter of a oratory it bas
?toed the eoasoners* reliable test,
I TME JEST QF TBE jDW?.
PffitCE BAEDiG POWDER CO.,
. ir, Wi^lffiyoiii Macis,
Dr. Prto's fopuHn Yeast QM?
Jfcr Light, healthy Bread, The Bert Dry Ho?
c .- -? - - - Tent? In tbe World, r "
FOR SALE BY GROCERS.
CHICACO. -V?--. ST. LOU!*.
MOST PERFECT MADE
Purest and strongest Natural Fruit Flavors.
Vanilla, Lemon, Orange, Almond, Bose, etc,
flavor as delicately and naturally as the iruit.
PRICE BAKING POWDER CO.,
TRA OG MA? KT J. REGISTERED*
M09 * nu ca?sft?flrsT,PHiii.p*.
A NEW TREATMENT
For Consumtion, Asthma, Bronchitis,
Dyspepsia, Catarrh, Headache, Debili?
ty* Rheumatism, Neuralgia, and aU
\ Chronic and Nervous Disorders, i
A CARD. \
Wi, flw'undera?fe?GJ, having received great
and permanent benefit from the use of "COM?
POUND OXYGEN," prepared and adminis?
tered bj Das. SUBSET* PALES, of Philadel?
phia, and being satisfied that it is a new dis?
covery in medical science, and all that is
claimed for it, consider ita duty which we
owe to the many thousands who are suffering
from chronic and so-called "incurable" dis?
eases to do all that we can to make its virtues
known and to inspire the public with confi?
We haye personal knowledge of Drs. Star?
key & Paten. -They are educated, intelligent,
and conscientious physicians, who will not,
we are sure, make any statement, which they
do not know or believe to be true, nor pub%
. lish any testimonials or reports of cases which
are not genuine.
WM. D. -KELLY,
Member of Congress from Philadelphia.
T. S. ARTHUR,
Editor and Publisher "Arthur's Hom
V. L. CONRAD
Editor cf "Lutheran Observer,"
PHILADELPHIA, PA-, JOTE 1, 1882.
In order to meet a natural inquiry in re?
gard to our professional and personal stand?
ing, and to give increased confidence in our
ttatements and in the geouiDes3 of cur testi?
monials and reports of cases, we print the
above card from gentlemen well and widely
known and of the highest personal character.
Oar liTreatise on Compound Oxygen,''* con?
taining a history of the discovery of and
mode of action of this remarkable curative
agent, and a large record of surprising cures
in Consumption, Catarrh, Neuralgia, Bronchi?
tis, Asthma, etc., and a wide range of Chron?
ic diseases, will be sent free.
Address Dr3. STARKEY k PALEN.
110? & lill Girard Street, Philadelphia., Pa.
F. H. Folsom, X? TT. Folsom.
F. H. FOLSOM & BRO.
Practical "Watchmakers and Jewelers,
Main-Street, opposite John Reid's,
SUMTER, S. C.?
Clocks, Silverware, Jewelry, Spectacles,
Cutlery, Fishing Tackle, Violin
Strings, Machine Needles,
Repairing of Watches, Clocks and Jewelry
promptly done and satisfaction
! The publication of this Story was hagan
Hay 26. Back Kombera can he famished.
A FAMILY AFFAIR
BY HUGH CONWAY,
Author of "Called Beak? and "Dark Days?
A HORSE! AHOBSE!
It mast not be supposed that BO mention of
any friends or acquaintances cf Kiss Clan
son's implies that she led an isolated life at
i Hazlewood House. She had, indeed, plenty
r of both. It could hardly bo otherwise, as the
Talberts were-very great on the subject of
? tii? interchanga of social civilities, and kept
? a visiting book as carefully as any lady could
; have done. One of Miss Clausens friends
came several timas across Frank Carruthers'
path about this period
This friend, or acquaintance, was a fine,
hulking young fellow of about twenty, the
heir to, and hope of, one of tho families of
position. A great, good-natured, broad
shouldered boy, who would doubtless in a
year or two develcpe into something that a
mother might be proud of, and a young lady
feel happy to have for a suitor. Ho was an
Oxford undergraduate, and for a while had
been one of Frank's pupils. So when he came
up to Hazlewood House one morning, of
course to see tho Talberts, he was much sur?
prised at fmding the celebrated Oxfordcoach
sitting at his ease just like an ordinary
unlearned Philistine. He hung about the
place until Beatrice appeared, and, after a
while, Frank heard him ask her when he
might call and go riding with her.
Although Mr. Carruthers, when mquiring
into Miss Clayson's likes and dislikes, had as- .
certained that she was fond of riding, he had
not as yet seen her on horseback. Perhaps '
the sharpest shaft in Love's quiver was kept
to be shot the last
The Talberts were not great at horseflesh.
In the first place, they loathed a horsey man,
and although, as part of a gentleman's educa?
tion, they had learned to ride well, they pre?
ferred in their maturer years the carriage
seat to the saddle. They had a pair of well
matched carriage horse?, and recently a
horse had been bought for Beatrice. After
it was purchased she did not, however, make
much use of it. She could not ride out un?
attended, and when a groom went with her it
necessitated his using one of the carriage
horses. So she only rode when her uncles
were not going to use the" carriage, or when
some chance escort like young Burton offered
At present her horse was in the hands of
the veterinary surgeon, so there was no
chance of ' young Pnrtcn's being gratified.
Nevertheless, the account of the animal's
progress toward recovery was good, and
Miss Clanson hoped it would be returned to
her very soon.
After this interview Mr. Paxton used to
ride np to Hazlewood House every morning,
to learn if Miss Clausen's horse had come
back. He was very anxious to hire or borrow
another one for her use, but bis offer was
firmly de dined. Perhaps, after all, Beatrice
only cared for riding' in a comparative way.
" Frank Carruthers, when he met the young
fellow, dressed in the most natty and approved
equestrian costume, used to laugh and jest
with him, and ask for the latest bulletin;
anent the convalescing steed. He knew thal
young Burton had onco or twice ridden into
Blacktown to see what progress the invalid
For his own amusement Frank would ad?
dress humorous questions, clothed, for the
benefit or distress cf his late pupil, in elegant
Latin and Greek, until young Forton fled
incontinently, or boldly asserted that he
ought not to be tormented before his tune.
But one morning, tx> his inexpressible de?
light^ he-found the horse reinstalled in the
Hazlewood stables ; and, moreover, Miss Clau?
son Willing to doa her riding gear and allow
her caTalier to take her for a twenty-mile
ride? I M
Frank had'tho pleasure of seeing the twx
ride away in company, young Purtcn feel: nc
and showing how immensely superior-?roeme^
a good horsem^in?rojl^^^^ecarB 0f fi
^?T-?a?T^?s to the best Oxford coach whe
could let Greek and Latin "run out of hi
mouth like, water, by Jove I"
Miss Clauson's appearance on horseback
need not be described; but Mr. Carruthers,
after watching her supple, graceful, but
alas! vanishing figure, buried his hands ir
his pockets and walked about the garden in e
seemingly reflective mood. Then for a while
he went back to his favorite holiday occupa
ti on of lying on the lawn and doing nothing.
Horace and Herber!; by this time had fin?
ished their housekeeping, or china dusting,
or whatever kept them indoors. They joined
bim, and laughed at his laziness. He tilted
back his hat and looked np at them sleepily.
"I say, Horace, where can I buy a horse r
"Yes. I had quite forgotten it, but my
doctor insisted that as soon as I got better 1
should take horse exercise."
"? didtftknow you could ride."
"Yes, I can. Something, of course, very
quiet. Oh, yes, I can ride until I fall off.
Tho worst is that whenever I fall from any?
thing, whether a horse or a ladder, I come on
my head as certainly as a shuttlecock does."
"Take one of the carriage horses," said
""We can use the dogcart," added Horace.
"Not a bit of it. You wouldn't look well
in a dogcart. It's not a dignified conveyance
enough. Kb. I will buy me a horse, and sell
him when I leave you. I will not trust myself
to a hireling. The hireling'-what is it the
"Forsakes the flock," said Herbert
"The sheep," said Horace, correctingly.
"Yes, to be sure. I am neither a sheep nor
a flock, but fear the hireling would treat me
badly. So tell me where to go for a horse."
"It seems great extravagance, Frank."
"Extravagance! What is extravagance i
Spending more than one can afford I am
rolling in money. I am disgustingly rich. 1
fear not to meet either my bootmaker or my
banker. Besides, in justice to my doctor, 3
must have his prescriptions made up, no mat
ter what they cost."
They saw he was in earnest, so called theil
coachman to assist in the search for a steed.
The coachman, in his striped linen waistcoat,
joined tho group and waited his masters'
"William," said Horace, "Mr. Carruthers
is thinking of buying a horse. Do you know
of anything for ?de round about here?"
"Do I know of a boss, sir," said William,
"Something quiet," put in Herbert, whe
was solicitous for Frank's safety.
"A boss-something quiet-" repeated Wil?
liam. "To drive or ride, sirf ' he added, turn?
ing to Frank.
"A hoss-quiet-to ride. There's Mr. Bul?
ger's cob, sir. Eis man said he were for sale/
Frank did not like the sound of Mr. Bul?
ger's cob. Herbert and Horace thought il
was just the thing.
"Well up to your weight, sir, after Mr.
Bulger," said William. "Such a shoulder,
such quarters, such a barrel he've got, he
"No, sir-the cob."
"Ah, yes-the cob. But there aro barrels
and b?rrela I want one with an on unary
capacity-I shouldn't care for the great tun
"Certainly not, sir," said William, touch
ing his forelock.
"Cobs' backs are so broad," continued
Frank, musingly, "it seems contemptible tc
bestride them. The temptation to chalk one'*
feet and ride standing would be irresistible
Would you find it so, Horace?"
"Well-no. I don't think I should, an
swered Horace, with that polite gravity wbicl
always amused his cousin.
"Mr. Bulger wont do, William," said
Frank. "Try elsewhere/*
William scratched his nose, and for a min?
ute was in earnest thought.
"There's Captain Taylor's mare," he said,
with a timid glance at his masters. "She as
ran off with the stanhope and smashed it
But they say she goes quiet enough with a
saddle on her back-leastwise if a man knows
"We won't deprive Captain Taylor of his
treasure," said Prank. "Think again."
"Will you go to Barker's repository, sir?"
asked William, who had como to an end of
bis equine researches.
"Where is it?"
"In Blacktown," said Herbert. "We will
go with you."
"Ko, thank you. I will make my own un?
biassed choice. Ko one shall be blamed if I
come to grief-except my doctor. Is Barker
an honest man?"
"He is supposed to be so," said Horace.
"He's as honest as hoss-dealers is made,"
"Then Til trust my neck in Barker's hands.
PU walk into Blacktown at once."
Ho went indoors and puthirnsel? into town
going trim. The brothers saw him depart
with some misgivings, but as he once more
declined tho offer of their assistance, polite?
ness would not let them press it.
At tho lodge gate he found William wait?
ing for him. "If I may make so bold, slr,
you say to Jnr. Barker that I sent yon to him
-William Giles, sir, Mr. Talbert's man.
Barker ain't so bad as some, sir; and when
he knows I shall have something to do with
the boss, may be he won't try and best you."
"Thank yon, William, for your disinter?
ested kindness," said Frank, gravely.
"Don't mention it, sir," said William, with
politeness perhaps caught from his masters.
* 'William Giles, Mr. Talbert's man-yon'U
"Certainly, William, Is there anything
else I ought to say to Mr. Barker?"
.'Ko, sir, not as I know of."
"Shall I tell him yon deserve five or ten
per cent, on the transaction?"
William's face was a study. He looked at
Frank in a startled way, then glanced guiltily
round to see that his masters were out of ear?
shot Then he looked at Frank again, and,
catching the humorous twinkle innis eye,
"Oh, Mr. Carruthers, you know the inside
of the ropes, you da If you ride as well os
you reckon np you might 'a bought Captain
Taylor's mare. Don't think Barker will take
you in much, sir."
"Perhaps net; but I'd better make sure.
Fetch me a nice clean straw, William." Wil?
liam obeyed without comment. His respect
for Mr. Carruthers had greatly increased.
Frank took the straw, and breaking off a
piece with the empty ear attached, stuck it
between his teeth. "Is that the right length,
William?" ho asked.
"Bit too long, sir; but you'll have chewed
him down proper by the time yon get to
"AU right" Frank passed ont through the
gate and ?eft William opining that he ''was
the rummest gent as ever came to the house;
one never knew if he was in earnest or chaff
Frank soon got rid of the straw which he
had mounted for William's mystification,
and reached the repository without any signs
of horsiness about lum. He bad on inter?
view with the tight legged proprietor, and
for the next hour stood watching horses
white, horses black, horses piebald, horses
brown, bay and chestnut, trotted up and
down the long tan-covered way. He heard
Mr. Barker eulogise each particular animal.
He heard Mr. Barker eulogize each partic?
He listened because ho iked to study char?
acter-human, not equine-and was fascin?
ated by a desire to know what Barker would
find to say when each fresh screw appeared
on the scene. But his silence as to his own
opinion concerning tho merits or demerits of
each animal, and the calm contemplative
way in which, smoking his cigarette the
while, he watched the horses pass and repass
drove Mr. Barker almost to distraction. That
worthy didnt know whether he had to deal
with a fiat or with a wiser man than himself.
All business men are aware that this places
one at a terrible disadvantage in a negotia?
tion. It is annoying to find you have treated
a clever man like a fool; but doubly so to
find you have treated a fool like a clever
mau. That is one of the risks of business.
Mr. Barker was the more uncertain because
he tried Frank both ways. On each of the
first fifteen horses he showed him he placed a
ridiculously high price-then resolving that '
his customer was a knowing one, he veered
round and asked a very low figure for th?
next score of animals paraded. Yet Frank
T"?dfl no sign, and Barker was quite puzzled.
He even grew suspicious and glanced at
Frank's legs, thinking it jusb possible that
their owner was a horse-dealer from anothei
town, who had come dressed like a swell, tc
try and take in the redoubtable Barker him?
self. But Mr. Carruthers' lower limbs were
as straight and well-formed os if he had never
in his life-time crossed a horse. So Barker
was beaten, and breathed his equivalent to a
sigh as the last. of his five-and-fchirty screws
was led back without having drawn a word
of condemnation or commendation from his
"Well, you're a hard one to please, sir,':
he said grimly.
"I wanted'lo see some horses," said Frank
listlessly-flipping tho ash from his cigar?
"Ob!" said Barker, -with a deep-drawn
breath. "You-wanted to-see-some bosses,
did you?" lt was only in mcmeDts of great
excitement that Mr. Barker forgot himself
enough to call his wares "bosses." He was a
well-to-do man with daughters who played
the piano. He knew- that the proper pronun?
ciation of the word raised him above the level
of grooms and stable boys. Ho had acquired
it with great difficulty, so its retention was
"Yes, I did," said Frank, pleasantly; "but
never mind Sorry to have given you so
much trouble. May I give your boy half a
"Kow," said Barker, cocking his head on
one side and speaking in a confidential whis?
per, "without saying a word about tho horses
I have shown you, tell me what* your idea of
a horse-his value, I mean."
"i'm not particular."
"Oh, you're not particular. Jim, bring
Ont the chestnut."
"Ko," said Frank, "never niind. I don't
want to see him. I want you to choose a
horse for me."
Ko doubt horse dealers areas honest os
other dealers, but Mr. Barker's astonishment
was indescribable. It might have been that
of a convicted forger given a blank check
and asked to take care of it, or that of a
wolf to Vhom a sheep brought its lamb
and begged t3:at it might be locked after for
a while, or th?:t of a cat asked to stand sen?
tinel over the cream.
Yet he was equal to tho occasion. "Want
me to choose a horse? Can't do better, sir.
Whenever the duke ortho marquis wants n
horse in a hurry they write to me to sand
them one. Spose if I can suit the duke I can
"I don't know. I'm fidgetv. You can
Still Barker could not feel certain whether
he was dealing with a sharp man or a
"There's the chestnut I spoke of. He's the
very thing for you."
"How inuchf ' said Frank laconically.
"One hundred and twenty guineas," said
Mr. Barker with that emphasis on the last
word which says that the vendor is proof
against the same number of pounds.
"Look here," said Frank, sharply, "you
find me a horse for six -weeks. I don't care ii
it's black, brown, or blue. Earoo the lowest
price you mean to take, and if the price suite ;
mo and I buy it and don't find any particular j
vices I'll give you twenty per cent, more, and
the horse to resell for mo at the end of that
time. Kow then, is it the chestnut?*
Barker mada a long pause; then, with an
assumption of candor, said: "No, sir, after
that it isn't the chestnut. You come hero; ?
TU show you what it is."
Mr. Carruthers never told any one the !
exact price his horse cost him, so wo will not
force ourselves into h?3 secrets. He left the
repository, having settled that if a veterinary
surgeon's certificate could accompany the
dark bay horse just shown him it might be
sent to Hazlewood House that afternoon.
Then ho bade Mr. Barker good-day and
strolled back to Oakbury.
Just before he reached Hazlewood House he
was overtaken by Beatrice and her cavalier.
They reined up and spoke a few words.
Young Purton was in high good humor, and
"Pity you don't ride, Mr. Carruthers,15 he
"It isa pity. Wai yon coach me? Re?
vengo is sweet, you know."
"I'll bring my father's old horse round
some morning and give you a lesson. I dare
say you would soon pick it up."
''You were always a kind-hearted boy/
said Frank gratefully. 4'Miss Clausen, dc
you think I could learn to ride?*
"You are too lazy, I fear."
"Yes; I suspect I am. I wcn*t> trouble
you, Purton. Gcod-by."
The horses trotted on, and Frank sauntered
back to Hazlewood Hous9 snailing placidly.
In tho afternoon, to Miss Clausen's supreme
astonishment, the new purchase arrived. She
and Frank were in the garden at the time.
The bay was placed in Mr. Giles'charge, and
that personage, after inspecting it, rejoiced
for two reasons: the first, that Mr. Barkel
had not "bested" Frank; the second, thal
even if Frank had "bested" Mr. Barker, the
horse must have cost a pot of money, and al
whatever figure his, William's, introducidor
might be assessed, the backsheesh must be
"I thought you didn't care for riding," said
"Then why buy such a horse?'
"Because I should like to ride with jon."
He gave her ono of his quick glances.
Beatrice turned away, ashamed to feel that
she was blushing. She was very cold and
reserved during thc evening, yet the auda?
cious young man chose to take it for granted
that she would accept him for her cavalier
vice Purton superseded.
Horace having duly admired the horse and
shaken his head at the palpable extrava?
gance, made a series of elaborate rule-of
three calculations, end determined, if three
horses ate a certain quantity of certain
things in a certain time, how a fourth horse
would affect the quantity, the things and the
Young Purton was too shy to offer hie
escort on the next morning-he feared lest
he might wear out his welcome. So his ride
was a solitary one. Judge, his utter disgust
when, quietly trotting alsng, he encountered
Miss Clauson and Mr. Carruthers, the latter
mounted on a steed tho like to which Mr,
Purton had for years longed to own, and,
moreover, riding as if he knew ell about it.
This sight was very bad for young Purton.
Had he been poetical he might have com?
pared himself to the eagle struc k down by its
own quill. As it was, he muttered, "A jolly
sell, by Jove!" ond cf ter tho ima voidable
greetings and Mr. Carruthers' inevitable
bit of badinage, rode homo in a disconsolate
There vsere delicious rides together.
The long vacation was running down to
tho lees. August had passed into September,
and September had softly stolen away. The
scarlet geraniums, calceolarias, and other
bedding-out plants which had all the srrmmer
brightened the gardens of Hazlewood House,
were beginning to show signs of senile decay.
The under gardener found it no light work
to keep the paths free from fallen leaves.
Yet Frank Carruthers still lingered at Oak
bury enjoying bis cousins' hospitality. Hav?
ing assumed the post of mental physician tc
Miss Clauson, he was no doubt reluctant to
resign it unt? ho had effected a radical cure.
Besides, the days slipped by happily enough.
There were drives through the green elm
shaded Westshiro lanes, which lead fco hills
from tho summits of which fine views of the
country and the distant sea are obtainable.
As Horace drove, and as Eerbert invariably
occupied the box seat, Frank and Beatrice
bad the body of the large wagonette to them?
selves, an arrangement which one of the two
found far from unpleasant.
There were the delicious rides together.
Young Purton left the place in cVejros*-. :-jk?
joined an eleven of old Cragtonians who were
wandering about England playing matches
a far bettor and more healthy occupation for
a boy than hopeless lovemaking. The bay
horse turned out such a beauty that Frank
broko his wcrd to Mr. Barker and did not re?
Then thero was company. Pleasant people
who visited Hazlewood House, and pleasant
people whom Hazlewood Houso visited.
Frank was such a success with these that
Horaco and Herbert were quito proud of
And there wero walks with Miss Clauson;
and above oil those delightful dreamy hours
when they sat under tho sycamore, and in the
cool shade taJ2-ed of everything in the world,
tho heavens alx ?ve, or the w?iters under it.
Or it may bo ?liss Clauson was silent, and
Frank, watching ( very line of lier beautiful
face, knew that the disease -which he himself
had taken was becoming chronic and in?
Altogether, it will bo understood that If ?Ir.
Carruthers failed in curing ?liss Clausen's
complaint it would bc from no vant, of oppor?
tunity, or from being debarred making an
exhaustivo study pf tho juitient.
In plain English, Frank hail fallen in love
with Beatrice; in that good old-fashioned way,
almost at first sight. He had gono down be?
fore her gray eyes aa surely as had tho sus?
ceptible Sylvanus: Would he faro an}- better}
About tliLs dale hf often asked himself tho
above question; for he liad by now made tho
curate's acquaintance, and learned that he
was a rejected niau.
Ho did not loam it from Beatrice, who,
liko ever}* truo women; wished to hide, and,
if possible, forgot tho story of a maiTs dis?
comfiture. He did not learn it from Horaco
or Herbert. Although they were ns fond of
gossip as men al ways uro. wild horses would
not have rent such a confidence from their
kindly hearts. Sylvanus himself was Frank's
The energetic, bustling curate had returned
to Oakbury. Laming Iiis absence the Talberts
had requested Beatrice to decide ns to the
terms of intimacy which should for the futuro
exist between Hazlewood House and Mr.
Mordi?. Beatrice quietly told her uncles
that it was her j-articular wish that tho Rev.
Sylvanus should be reeeived on exactly the
same footing as heretofore. This decision
gave the Talberts great satisfaction. They
wero unable to eoe how parochial affairs
could go on unless Jlioy worked btxzd in hand
.with the curate. So when Sylvanus retur
he was informed that he might tricycle h
self np to Hazlewood House as often as
chose. "Which, os he was resolved to ci
harden his heart by accustoming himseli
seeing Miss Clauson. in the light of noth
more than a friend, was very often.
So Mr. Carruthers and the curate met 1
quently. They recognized each other's g<
points, and wero soon on terms of friends
such as fiction, at least, seldom allows to
1st between rivals. Rivals is perhaps
wrong word, for, if any stray fragment
hope clung to Mr. Mordle's portmanteau e
so returned with him to England, it T
swept away for ev?r and ever as soon as i
owner saw Prank and Beatrice together,
recognized destiny, and bowed to it as a w
bred man should,
It was no doubt the desire to provo Ino
testablyto himself that ho was cured, ti
made him, in a moment of brisk co niki en
tell Frank how he had fared. The mannet
which the communication was made sho"w
Frank that his own secret was no secret fr<
Mordle. If he did not meet confidence
confidence be made no attempt at deceptii
He looked at Mordle with a curious smile.
"You scarcely expect mo to say I i
\ sorry f ' ho asked.
, "No. Want no sympathy. Only wa
you to bo sure that when tho time comes
congratulate you I caa do so with all i
I ?'Ahr' said Frank, smiling. "Noble
very noble. When the time comes," ho add*
3oftly. Thereupon he fell into a train
thought-a train which ran upon a sin?
line and always took him to one partial]
This, thou, ls how mattera stood at t
beginning of October. Mr. Carruthers ha
lng completed his diagnosis, not perhaps
his entire satisfaction, felt that thc mome
was drawing near when he must make t
supreme effort tb expel forever that m orb]
ness which he believed to have intrenched :
self in Miss Clayson's system. Still he w
bound to confess what many other prac
tioners ought to confoy, that he was wor
ing in tho dark. He was about to try a k
or cure remedy, the desperate nature
which would, strangely enough, act n
upon the patient but upon him who admin:
tcred it. No wonder, with so little to gui
him, ho hesitated and postponed.
At this juncturo tho Talborts gave a di
ner-party-a man's dinner-party. Tho f<
lowing were tho blessed recipients of invit
tions: Lord Kelston, who was staying for
few days at his placo; Sir John Williams, ?
Almondsthorpe; Colonel White, the offlo
commanding the regiment at tho neighbc
ing barracks; Mr. Fallon, tho polished Roy
Academician who was sojourning at the v;
Iago inn, and making outdoor sketches ?
autumnal foliage, and Mr. Fletcher, of tl
Hollows, the largest landowner, save Loi
Kelston, in tho county. Those, with Frai
and the hosts, made a party of eight^-ti
number which, according to an axiom of tl
Talberts, should never bo exceeded.
From tho abovo names and descriptions :
will be rightly guessed that the party wi
distinguished, well-selected and well-ba
esiced. Selection and balance were mattel
upon which tho brothers prided themselv<
as much if net moro than they did upon tl
refinement of tho dinner itself. In this pai
ticular party, small as it was, cultun
learning, art, arms, landed interest an
hereditary sway were properly personifiec
It was, indeed, a representative gathenn
after the Talberts' own hearts.
But two days before it took place an over
happened which threatened it fit Lord Ke
ston wrote Horace one of those pleasam
familiar letters which, coming from a lore
are always delightfuL Ho said he shoul
take the liberty of bringing his friend Mi
Simmons with him. As this would raise th
number lo nine it necessitated asking anoth*
man in oi der to equalize the sides of th
i Then carno consultation high and earnest
Whom could they ask upon so short a notic
worthy of forming ono c? such a distinguish?
party ? Each of the Talberts would have fe!
insulted had he been asked by a friend to sto;
a gap; so, following tho golden rule the;
-^cank from tho task before them. Still
tkey rxjxld net have four on one side of th
table andthrecoS tao o?h?rT-- -~-"-.
Frank listened to their solemn deliberation
for some time, thea tried to help them ont o
the difficulty. "Leave mo out," ho said
"Beatrice and I"-ho spoke of her sometime
now as Beatrice-4 4 will dine together in th?
nursery cr the housekeeper's room. Whit
taker can bring tho dishes straight from you
table It will be delightfuL"
"My dear Frank !" This joint exclamation
showed tho utter futility of his suggestion.
"Why not ask tho rector? I thought it wa
j the duty of a country clergyman to mee
? emergencies like this."
"He talks about nothing but his fishing,'
said Horace mournfully.
"FUblsic for what r Formenr
"No; salmon and trout," answered Horace
is asnal taking the matter prosaically.
"Why not Mordle? He ls capital com
"Ha-bum," said Horace, glancing at Her?
bert. "This is scarcely a curate's party.''
"No, scarcely," said Herbert, shaking his
At last they decided to ask a Mr. Turner,
but tho decision was arrived at with misgiv?
ings; for Mr. Turner was in trade. He was,
however, a merchant prince-even a mer
chant emperor-and, as Horace expressed it,
was a member of tho aristocracy of wealth.
They felt that Mr. Turner might be asked at
short notice, and would not bo offended
when he heard it was to meet Lord Kelston.
This is ono of the many advantages of onter
Nevertheless they were conscience stricken
at having asked any one to stop a gap, so
made amends by arranging their guests sc
that Mr. Turnor should sit on Herbert's left
hand; Horace's supporters being Lord Kel?
ston and his friend, Mr. Simmons. Tho latter
was a man of middle age, with dark eyes and
exquisitely chiseled aquilino features, and
wearing an air of refinement that at once
commended ^?m to Horace.
Tho dinner began propitiously, and pro?
gressed faultlessly. The table, over the dec?
oration cf which tho brothers bad spent much
time and moro thought, was a perf cet picture.
When their guests wore only men tho Tal?
berts were extra particular. Tho lack of 1 he
refining element, tho presence of woman, had
to bo compensated by an ultra fastidiousuoss
cf detail. Even Frank, who had been behind
tho scenes, marveled at tho effect of his hcst3'
hospitable and artistic exertions. But, all the
same, ho pitied them as wo should all pity a
host who is certain to be rendered wretched
by a tureen of burnt soup or a bottle ol
Horace talked gravely and pleasantly tc
tho right and to tho left Herbert was com?
pelled t? attend almost entirely to Mr. Tur?
ner, who had a booming voice, which ho in?
sisted upon making heard. Frank, who wai
next to tho artist, found the dinner not so duh
as bo liad feared it would bo.
In tho course of conversation Horace Icarnl
that Lord KcMon's friend was Mr. Simmons,
tho noted barrister, who had so suddenly
sprung into eminence Mr. Simmons was a
Jew of gcu tie birth and cd u cati on, and Horace
wes very fond of high-clafc Jews. So tho tv.
men got on admirably. Frank also know
who Ur. Simmons was. Herbert did not.
All went on as well as tho Tnlberis could
have wished until tho claret -o as placed on
tho tablai Theil an awful thing occurred-ti
contretemps, which to this day is a soro sub?
ject wi lb Horace and Herbert Itali arose
from inviting tho stop-gap. Listen.
Mr. Turner, us leaders ot commerce are
very properly in tho Jml.it of doinr, began
talking about England's commercial con?
dition. Ho S}K>ko in his biggest voice.
As ho wa? treating upon a subject on
which ho was an authority, ho felt ho hod a
right to uso it. Herlx>rt listened with his
gentle, potito smile, but felt sorry Mr. Turnor
had been invited.
'.What is ruining Englandr boomed out
Mr. Turner. "BB tell you. my dear sir.
The Jews aro ruining England."
As Mr. Turner must know best, Herbert
simply IK>WO?1 in acquiescence.
Horneo in the meantime was saying to Mr.
"It ?3 on indisputable fact that tho Jo WE
are tho most loyal, patriotic race under th<
j sum Th^ir cleverness no ono donies. In th?
j finer, tho emotional arts, such a? music and
I poetry, it is generaliv admitted, that a mar 1
must havs a efrain of Jewish blood in him tc
rise to eminence. "
Here Mr. Simmons bowed and smiled.
' 'Read one of the trade gazettes," continu?e
"I should not be able to nnderstand it,'
* 'Read the list of bills of sale," shouted Tur?
ner. 4'Seo the Levis, the Abrahams, th*
Moseses who are battening on borrowers. Thc
Jews aro the curso cf the country. They are
sucking out its blood and marrow."
And Horace, who, although he shuddered
at Mr. Turner's strident tones, avoided listen?
ing to his words, was saying to his neigh?
"In the law and hi statesmanship we have
living proofs. And as to that branch oi
which I nnderstand nothing, commerce, we
have but to mark the decay of Spain after
the persecution and expulsion of your gifted
But Mr. Simmons did not hear this com?
pliment Be was listening to loud-voiced
''Look at Austria! Ruined, sir, ruined bj.
them! All the lends in their hands. I wish
tho time would come again when tho Austrian
students at Pcsih-"
"Pesth is in, Hungary," said Herbert,
"Hungarian students, then. The tune
should be again when they used to go of a
morning and rake over the ashes of burnt
Jews to find the gold pieces they had swal?
Everybody heard this coarse and brutal
wish. Mr. Simmons'face flushed.. He half
rose from his chair, and glanced at Horace.
That glance was enough to make him resume
The look of horror, absolute horror at a
guest's having been insulted at his table,
which Horace's face wore, was more than
wonderful-it was sublime. Never had such
a thing occurred before. Such another shock
would be all but a death blow. His knees
trembled; his face grew; white to the very
lips. He met Simmons' glance with an en?
treating, appealing, apologetic look, thal
spoke volumes of abasement and mortifica?
Mr. Simmens, with the quickness of hit
race, read what was passing in Horace's
mind. His anger merged into pity for his
courteous, kindly host. He reseated himself
and said with a pleasant smile, "How curious
such things sound to men of the world like
us." Then he said something in praise of the
Lafitte Horace gave a sigh of relief, and tc
his dying day will love that gentle Jew.
Bat Herbert had seen his brother's face,
and knew that a catastrophe had happened
He guessed that Mr. Turner's Jew tr ig
proclivities had brought it about. S^ ; e
adroitly turned tho conversation, and by ?ri
admirable exercise of self-abnegation set
Turner booming away about the iniquities ol
the mayor, aldermen, and town council ol
Blacktown. It was an heroic act, and no ont
but Herbert knew what it cost him.
Taking it altogether, the Talberts do nof
count that dinner among their social suc?
Frank Carruthers had by now grown 1
rather tired of Fallon on the principles of
true art. He, seated midway between the
hosts, had fully appreciated the Simmons- i
Turner episode, and was longing to give vent
to the laughter which politeness compelled
I-"'T to stifle. Moreover, he was thinking a
great deal about Miss Clausen, and how
lonely she must be feeling. A young man
always flatters himself that the young
woman he loves is lonely without him.
Frank knew that when the party ad?
journed to the drawing-room ho should see
Beatrice. Her uncles wished her to be there:
and it was not tho rule of Hazle^rc?d"
Honse for the men guests to go straight from
the tabla to the smoking-room.' So whilst
Horace and Herbert jweioseeing that the
curiously shaped Venetian flasks were going
round with hospitable, but not with coarsely
convivial speed, Mr. Carruthers vas sum?
moning np courage to desert his post and
cheer Miss Clauson's loneliness. The thought
of that loneliness grew so painful that, tak?
ing advantage of Horace's being engaged ii
deep ^conversation with Lord Kelston, he
rose, slipped from thc room, and passing
across tl? haUjjpei^
The drawing-room door. Uko every other
door in Hazlewood House, did its duty with?
out noise. There are some people's doors
fvhich always scrape and bang, just as there
are some people's shoes which always creak.
Ihe Talberts' shoes never creaked. The
laiberts' doors never uttered a sound So
Frank stood on the thick, soft carpet and
Looked at Miss Clauson, who had no idea that
her solitary exile was ended.
She was seated on the music bench. Her
hands were on the koysof the piano, but
making no music. She was gazing with
grave eyes far, far away-looking right
through the center of the satin-wood Shera?
ton cabinet which, full of choice porcelain,
stood against the opposite wall. Her
thoughts, sad or sweet, were in dreamland.
And Mr. Carruthers stood watching her.
Mr. Carruthers stood watching her.
He knew he was doing wrong-knew he
ought to make her aware of his presence
but tho picture was to him so divinely beau?
tiful that ha could not help himself.
The girl was perfectly dressed; if fault
could bo found with lier attire it was that it
was at ri?o too cid fer her ago. Her arm*
and neck gleamed white and fair f:-om the
black satin of tho dress, which fitted cs a
dress can only lit a form like- her?. Tho ric3i
brown hair was cunningly and beooniiugly
coiled, and without jewel er even flower t.
detract from its own nativo glory. No wer.
der that Carruthers was content to watchher
in adnuricg silence!
And as ho watched ho Raw, cr fancied ho
saw, tears rising to those gray eyes. Thia
was moro than human naturo cc:Ud bear.
Mr. Carruthers to this day assures himself
that ho entend that drawing-room v.iihnc
intention of precipitating matters. "We may
believo him, because, as it was probable that
in a lew minutos niuo respectable- middle-aged
gentlemen would troop in, tho occasion was
not a propitious cue. So it is clonr that he
acted nn tho impulso of tlio moment.
Ho never knew how ho dare- i t o do it, but
before sho looked round ho was at ber sido,
Iiis ann was round her-a music bondi oilers
dangerous facilities, it has no ba-.:!:-und he
was telling her with presi?nate c?oqucncoliat
ho loved bor-bo loved her! There was n-.".u:
of poor Mr. Korrie's noiselessness about this
ardent young Carruthers.
But how did Beatrice toko it? "With a low
cry as of fear, jx>rhsps aversion, she sprang
t j ber focS and stood for a moment looking
ot him with a face as pale as death. Then
without a word she turned and went swiftly
towards tho door. Frank, with a face ns pala
as her own, followed and intercepted her. Ko
grasped her hand.
"Beatrice, havo you nothing to say to me!
She breathed quickly. Sho seemed to set
her teeth. She answered not a word.
"Beatrice, have you nothing to tell mer
Cannot you tell m? you love me? Answer
There was no trace of raillery or lightness
In Mr. Carruthers' manner. It was that of
a mail playing for a lifo or death stake.
"Answer me. Say you love me," ho repeated;
"I cannot," said Beatrice, hoarsely. "Let
Without a word he dropped her hand. He
sven held the door open and closed it when
she ned passed. Then with a stern lock on
his face ho stood ia the middle of the room,
gazing ct the blank doer and wondering if he
was dreaming-if he had really, sinco he en?
cored -?at room, played his great stake and
Could Fran it Carruthers havo fellowed
Beatrice to her room he would havo seen her
throw herself on her bed and burst into a
paroxysm of grief. He would havo seen tho
sombre Mrs. Miller come to her, embrace her,
joothe her, and entreat her. He would have
?cen a look of stern resolution settle on the
servant's strongly-marked features, a look
which contrasted strangely with the affec?
tionate solicitude which she displayed towards
tier mistress in her trouble.
But Carruthers could not see these things,
ind hud he seen them would have been no
wiser ior the sight.
fTO BE CONTINUED ]
Tbe following letter from one of the
most progressive farmers of Sumter
County is taken from the Monthly Re?
port of the Agricultural Department:
STATEBUBG, S. C., May 22, 1885.
Col. A.P. Butler, Columbia. S. C
DEAR SIR : In conversation with yon
a short time since, yon expressed a great
desire to see some effort made to organ?
ize the farmers of our State more thor?
oughly, and begged that I would write
something for your monthly upon this
subject. Senator Yance said not very
long ago what is strikingly and most
unfortunately true of our agricultural
classes: "The banks, manufactories and
transportation companies have their
conferences, and agree upon such tac?
tics as every crisis in their affairs re?
quires ; even the working men in each
branch of labor have protecting organ?
izations, headed by able and zealous
men, who sharply look out for the in?
terest of their class. The farmer alone
is unorganized and defenceless. He
fights with a club and naked breast, as
our Celtic forefathers did, against the
keenest steel in the hands cf men clad
in mail. He sleeps after the labors of
the day, whilst others assemble, consult,
contrive and plot."
And yet farmers complain that they
are imposed upon by all other classes of
men. Is it surprising that they are
imposed upon? Do they not invite by
their conduct just what bas come upon
them ? Do they not deserve the ill for?
tune they have received, for not taking
the natural and necessar.yjj?fr?u ioav?f
it ? Is it not the^-iristory of all contests
thatjhpjjj?gi?oi-ganization wins at last,
^erytime ? . 'Organization is power."
It is only by organization that any
great work has ever or will ever be ac?
complished. The power to organize is
the source of man's supreme strength.
By thc use of this power be has brought
under his dominion all of his brother
animals, and is, step by step, siiujuga
ting and harnessing to his rise all the
forces of nature. Individual!v one of
the weakest of "fl^sh'and blood and
bone," his unlimitgj power of organiza?
tion js eivin|,Vim the mastery of the
From the time when two "Cavemen"
left their holes to act in concert against
a common enemy to the present day of
towns and townships, Counties and
States, Confederacies and the union of
States, and transportation companies
and manufacturing corporations, has
man been organizing, and (as be or?
ganized) advancing. So well bas the
necessity for organization been recog?
nized, that proverbs in expression of it
are in everybody's mouth: "In union
there is strength"; "united we stand,
divided we fall"; "a house divided
against itself must fall," &c., &o. And
yet our farmers seem to think they can
go along neglectful of this universally
recognized and indispensable agency
for man's protection and progress ! They
see the lion, "the king of beast," pos?
sessed of courage, energy, physical
strength and extraordinary original in?
telligence, in bis cave to-day, because
he lacked the power of organization,
while man dwells in magnificence and
splendor, "weighing the planets and
measuring time," because he has the
power of organization. Daily observa?
tion should teach farmers that they
need hope for no success, no power as a
class, until they organize and work to?
gether for their common interest. Let
them reflect upon the work done by re?
ligious organizations. Where would
our churches be in a few years, if they
were to disorganize and "neglect the
assembling of themselves together" for
counsel and concert?
How would great political measures
ever be carried, bot for thorough or?
ganization of parties ?
What unorganized army was ever
able to stand against a well organized
one ? Was it not the great Philip of
Macedonia who said be would rather
depend upon an army of well organized
stags thau a cmp of unorganized lions !
Did not the wise Napoleon say that be
would prefer an army of well disciplin?
ed Italians, who are all cowards, to an
army of undisciplined Frenchmen, who
are all brave ! The little strings that
compose the strongest rope are weak
indeed-detached they would scarcely
hold a feather-fold them together and
they will carry a ton.
"Then join our hands, worthy farmers al!.
Bv uniting we stand, by dividing we fall."
He Wants a Pension Bad.
Ben R Davis, a Kentuckian, wants
a pension, and, like most applicants,
wan?s it. awfr.l bad. He has filed his
application, and a move unique one ?
never reached the Pension Bureau.
Ben sets forth in his free and untram?
meled way thc facts which sustain his
application. Iiis pen runs thus:
'In June. 1S63, I was ordered, in the
line of duty, to break in a muel to work
in the saddcl in the- waggon aud hawl
wood for the army at Bowlingreen, Ky., j
and on undertaken the order given by j
j the waggon master, I called on B^n .
I Pespain and Sed Worth to assist me, j
which they did, in brid<llin the mewl j
! and put me on the mewl, and in attemp- j
j ?im to control the muel, while oa the j
i muel, the muel got loose from Sed .
" Scaggs aud Ward and Bespain and run .
like bell ol? tords the stabil and bean
uoabil to manage the mewl and to ?ave
my life and lira, the mewl rapidly ap
prachin tho opin dore of the barn, the
dore not bein big enough for ' both me"
and the mewl, in the atterop to git off
the mewl, waa forcibly thrown on the
growned, my right nee struck the
grown and my hed made a hole io rt
and my right showlder first si rik in a sap*
lin, then and thar in the line of da ty a*
ordered as stated by said' Skaggs A
Worth was toted to the hospittle at that
*I wa? so infnrnelly dubblcd np by
the lick I struck the saplin and glancing
off the grown whar I made the big
chucka hole with my head I bavent been
able to straiten myself oat far ely ever
since, and I'm shore, Mr. Pension Bu*
row man, yon will send the pen'shun
money immediately, seein as how I was
knocked ont in the line of duty;'
What Our Editors Say.
A Costly Ball, . ;
Pee Dee Index. - * '
It is onr opinion that the faculty of
the South Carolina College should not
favor a Commencement Ball by the stn?*
dents of the College, where ir costs so
extravagantly to attend. In order to
attend one of these balls, as we are in?
formed, the 'style' requires a 'spike-tail*
coat, white kids, pomp slippers,^ closed
carriage, a od et ceteras, besides an en?
trance fee of ?5, making an. entiro
cost of from $15 to $25. The permian
sion, not to say encouragement, of such
extravagances as these by the College;
is not calculated to attract poor yoong
men to -the institution, which in theory
is largely intended for them, nor make
it new supporters throughout the State.
Carolina Spartan. **
The boom of the Kev. Eil i SOD Capers
io behalf of the State University, soy
called, did not work. It was like firing
one of those old-time muskets. There
was a terrible smoke from the pan that
obscured vision, and a rebound that
knocked the general nearly blind and
no harm done in front. General Hamp?
ton will have to make a cavalry charge
and Governor Thompson will have to t
call ont his militia before these 'enemies'
of the College disperse.
The Whipping Post
Spartanburg Herald, ;
The whipping post bas been re-estab*^
lished in Baltimore as a punishmentfjgfl
wife beating. The chase in our cajB
tatton which prohibits as fvom^m
on criminals the same pun isoT
we Inflict on our children
degrades tte cr^aT^jffffBwkiah
sentimentalism. "Thc re-establishment
of the whipping po?: in Sonth Carolin?
(for men only^ would remedy many
Winnsloro Newt and Herald:
Tire Newberry Observer says, in eon-*
Section with the State Convention, of
1884, that there ,was an understand?
ing,' that there should be a clean sweep
of the incumbent State officers in 1886.
The trouble about the Convention in
1884 was that, as to the nominations for
State officers, the body acted. without
any 'understanding' at all. The action
was, we believe, in clear opposition to
the will of the Democratic party-not
as to the persons nominated, bnt as to
the time of action, The manner of
nomination-the whole tieket by one
acclamation-was unjust to the nomi->
nees, as it was improper on every
ground. The nomioees themselves
mast sorely have had nothing to do with
toe manner of their nomination. How?
ever this may be, should they or any of
them offer before the next Convention,
they should have the benefit of a judg-,
ment on their merits, without reference,
to the peculiar mode of their nomination,
in 1882. Whether there is to be a
'clean sweep* remains to be seen. We.
hardly think there will be. Sonth Car?
olina folks are not mnch on a clean
sweep of this kind anyhow; and they
are by no means as mach distressed,
about things in general as some of the
papers would make it appear.
Cruelty to Convicts. _
Enterprise and Mountaineer. ' .
Again the reports of cruelty to the
Penitentiary convicts are rife, as will
be seen by the extract we copy from the
Abbeville Press and Banner. While,
the convicts no doubt are hard to con?
trol, yet undue punishment or sufferings
should not bc inflicted on them. It is a.
monster of a man who will maltreat a
human being after thc State has de?
prived him of all liberty and puts shack-,
les on him. We believe no one has;
ever yet been punished for this crime ;
there being always some explanation for,
the sufferings inflicted or the deaths
caused. We would not throw discredit -
unjustly on the reports of any by our.
State officers or agents who have hereto-,
fore been sent to investigate the reports,.,
of the character indicated that have
gained currency every now and then for
the past several years, bat we are in- ?
dined to believe that those so sent have
been misled or deceived in some man-^
ner, for where there are so many com-.
plaints they can not be utterly ground?
An Antidote for a Spider
Dr. N. M. Shulcr, of Co??etcn coho-:
ty, furnishes to the Colleton Press the .
following recipe as a sure care for the
sting of a spider. He says : -
?Every house-keeper should know the *
remedy-a strong solution of saltpetre *
(nitrate of potash) applied to the bite
will give almost instant . relief.'
The reason why some suffer intensely,
and even die, is because the saltpetre is
not used until the poison has had time
to penetrate into thc system.
Dr. Shuler instances several cases
that he has treated with this remedy
and with complete success. He says: ;
4T can testify to thc relief which the -
saltpetre affords, having tried it on my -
own person when stung some twenty- .
Sve years since, and the application af?
forded almost instantaneous relief.
Miss Carr was stung last Sunday, ?
but immediately applied saltpetre and -*
was able to attend herschoolon Monday
morning as usual.'
We speak of educating our children^*
Do we know that oar children also ed oj?
?ate us ?