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THE BUTLER HERALD.
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Editor aud l J ui.aiiur.
TUESDAY JUNE 3rd 18/9.
Tliu New Testament.
We lovs the books of Mat new,
Ol Mark, and Luke and John;
liio Ulu oi tHd our haMuns
iu wnui they dwtli upou.
The Acts und iheu the li nn ms;
G.uuUuus muu Lpheslaus,
i>nug ciijiot io y u uuJ me.
rhillippiau* and Colossiaus
Are uexi iu order lie.e;
Theaealomaufc und timothy,
In twain they both appear;
Then Titus aud Philemon,
And Hebrews, rich in truth,
With James and two of Peter,
instruct all age aud youth.
John writes to little children,
And gives cpimios three;
While J ado discourses plainly
Of want wo all should bo.
Tiie last is Revelation,
To ull the nations «ent;
Aud thus we have completed
The whole New IWmneut.
—Airis Yo,k Observer.
The Mislaid Letter.
BY EDMUND 0. HUBBELL.
A quarter of it century ago, my
uncle, the moot prominent individ
ual in the village of Fairweather,
unusually drove himself along thu
aide, and no person to interrupt or
overhear what I should whisper!
Five generous miles, along a bean*
tiful drive, bounded by hedges amt
rose bowers, anil not a aonnil to
disturb my cherished confession.
I was timid. I feared I should
not have the conrage to toll her
what I had so often dreamed. For
months I had longed to tell her of
my lore, but was too fearlul, cow
ard that I was.
The night before the eventful
day, my heart began to fail me
but asl had resolved that the mor-* handed it to her when nIio mount
In the forest where tho picnic! w hioh 1 should surely weary of
roving and long Ihr rest.
I did not go down to the cottage
again, but wrote a note to Mrs.
Harper, telling her of my depart
ure, leaving her fn suppose that it
was ray uncle’s death which made
Fairweather so distasteful to me.
I begged that she would continue
to live at the cot'uge upon the old
terms, as though my uncle had
been alivejtlien I added:“My kind
had been held, and between the
dances of the evening, when we
were alone, I had n"t nnee muster
ed sufficient conrage to put my lit
tle question, and I knew I should
not now. How thankful I wa,
that 1 had written the letter.
A bright idea seized me when
Lucy handed me the satchel, whioh
I acted upon at once. 1 knew she
would open it that night, nnd I
row should.not come nnd go with,
ot^i Lu<a llhnwing of my love, I
conreivedaplan by whioh to make
sure of myself by writing a note,
which I would slip into her hand
at'tbe last moment if my ipeecb
A good ideal I waited until my
uncle had retired, and then open
ed my desk, and spread a eheet of
paper before mo. I found no diffi
culty in penning the worde now
that Lucy's face was not near to
Unit Lawn Mansion, June If..
"My Dear Lacy:—I am a euw-
iucl; but you surely have guessed
my suiry. Your presence makes
it impossible for me to speak; and
i now tell you with my pen, what
I am su anxious you should know
took the letter, slipped it between j regardsto Lucy/' and that was all.
the slippers and the bnws, and I Two years after, I received news
'— 1 “ • 1 -- L ' • iol Mrs. Harper’s death; and later,
ed to the seat as though nothin
It was, I feared, quite
ble lor me to tell her that 1 loved
her, though my heart burned. We
talked only on general subjects,
sometimes with long, silent inter
vals betweeu the remarks, until
we reached "Bower Cottage."
When I had lifted Luey down
from tho vehicle, us we stood for
an instant at the gate, with her
hunt! in mine, Icuuld not apeak
a word fur thinking of the loiter;
but I summoned conrage to bend
down to kiss her. Bne uvndud
my lips with u laugh, drew bur
hand away, turned and run up ih
On arriving at Oak Lawn, 1 found
great distress inside, for my uuel
that Lucy had refused to live in
Ihu cottage; and, as her mother'),
impose!-)annuity had died with the old la-
—ihar 1 love yon, darling, betterjhad been seized witlra lit of appa
llin'. my own existence—und de- j>| e xy and two doctors were iu ut
ile you for my wife. I have nev
er doled to tell you this—-perhaps,
In can-e tlice are too many reasoue
why you should dot return my af-
fecih-n. If you find it impossible
to gne me any hope, k-*op silence
'aiding this letter when we next
ol, und 1 will know what is
mount. This is a strange love let
ter, I iear; but it contains an ex
pression of the feelings of my in
This I sealed and consigned to
my puoket, feeling secure, in the
over.t ot my cmistitntiupul weak
ness rendering me dumb.
The mortiiug arose bright and
snnny. I took the letter from my
pi cket, and turned it over a dozen
times during the morning, aud 1
felt contented as I- looked at my
dernier resort. 1 bad only to slip
this note into Luoy’s band find all
would bo well.
The conveyance was at the door
at two o’clock, and my jolly uncle
stood in the door to see me depart.
Probably he guessed, from the un
set upulouo oare with which my toi
let had been performed, and possi
bly a more than ordinary sheep-
j ishness in ray manner, that this
by-ways io a vehicle, built for, tho i
was to be a momentous day in my
accommodation of two person, only, ! B “ reer - for ^ waived hi. hand and
and drawn by one horse. ' " ,8h " d me 8ucoe8s 1 drovo
This original equipage l had re
solved to borrow, to drive the ac
knowledged bt-llo of Fairweather,
pretty Lucy Harper, the best and
most charming lass in the neigh
borhood, to the picnic and danco
at Sea Beach Grove, to which both
Lucy was an only ohild. Her
mother had met with reverses of
Jortuns, but. my uncle, b.eased with
unlimited means, gave them th»*
little Bower (Jot'uge to dwell in,
Tent free, and so the two contrived
to live on the pension in the right
of tier ui.sbaud's past military ser
Five miles through the soft, sil-
I Lucy was waiting. I cannot des
cribe her dress. Of course it was
the very perfection of feminine at
tire with a dash of color and airy
lightness about it that reminded
one of the clouds drifting across
the sky on a summer day.
It was an enchanting drive, and
a delightful season of tocial enjoy
ment followed, succeeded by games
and dances. It was eleven o'clock
when we were ready to depart.
She handed me a little leather
satchsl, in which she hrpught the
daintiest little black satin sandal
ed slippers that ever trod the ma
zes of a country dance, and some
of those knots of ribbons wilhwbich
vh moonlight wiih Lucy by my »he added to her bewitching toilet.
tendance. I weut at on»e to bin
It was hut too evident, even be
fore the doctor confirm, d my sur
mise, that the old man had rec iv-
ed 11is death stroke lie imd dined
as usual alter my departnie, and
seemed quite in his ordinary ln*al i h;
but ut eight o'clock,when William
carried.iu his coffee, lie brand him
lying back in his chair unconi ions.
He lingered through the next
day, and before evening 1 found
time to run down to the cottage to
tell them of my uncle’s danger,and
to receive my answer.
I felt very calm when talking to
Lucy’s mother; but. when my dar
ling came into the room, my nerves
were affected as u*ual. 1 did not
hold out ray hand, as I felt to-day
the first advance must come from
her. . She greeted me with a liltlu
bow, certainly colder than usual,
and sat down upon a chair apart.
There was no hope, then. My
poor letter was not worth a glance,
or a smile of acknowledgement. A
sudden dimness crossed ray eyes,
and when it cleared, I seaiclied
her countenance closely—it was
somewhat pale and averted.
“Lucy is tired after her day of
pleasure,” said her mother.
Lucy seized the excuse and she
said she would go and rest if 1
HUSwered this, Lucy;
dy, and Lucy was compelled to ex
ei t herself, she bought for and ob
tained the position of village school
This news was distressing to me,
and I wrote at once to my lawyer
to induce her to return to the cot-
*age; but this met with a positive
refusal. That 1 understood to be
further pivot that she had uo love
for mo. i
1 wandered through many hinds;
my shyness departed, and I was
ahl«* to look bath ut my old awk-
wnrdnesR. But still the memory of
Lucy haunted me. I did not doubt
but that she whs now the wife of
some one whom she loved as she
could not love me, ami I thought
if I could see her in this position
my curving for her presence would
Five years lmd rolled into the
past, uud 1 thru returned to Fair-
I was ranch changed by expo
sure to thu weather, and none of
my iorinsr friends recognized me.
I passed the village school house
mii I longed to stop one fre*hj cur-'
U*y headed urchin ami ask him
who was the mistress now; hut 1
dared not, as all eyes were upon
Idly I sauntered about the old
place renewing my acquaintance
with the familiar spots endeared to
me by many associations.
On the second evening of my
ttay I strolled round to tho empty wour, d*d.^Columbus Ti
siab'e«, and there in the coach
room I came upon tho old chaise
which 1 hud never seen since the
day I had driveo Lucy to the pic
nic. How vividly it all came back
to me—the memory of the drive,
of Lucy’s evasion of my kiss, aud
of her uiuniiBr the next day.
I laid my hand fondly on the
old vehicb* in which we had driven
side by side; I even liftrd the mil
dewed cushions tendeily. Behind
one “f them I felt something
What could it be? It wtyi a lit
tle leather satchel, blue with mold
recour.ize.1 me nt ohbn, ..turfed,
fl'iBhed nr l drew near; but before
I reached her, her face bad grown
I took iter blind—it trembled
ffently in mine; hut neither spoke.
Then I pave her the satchel.
“I came to feature your satchel,’’
I mid. "Yen left this in mT un .
ole's chaise five years Ago. I put
something inside fur you to read
then; it is there uow. Will yon
read it, and let rue come back to
you in an hour?
Phe consented nnd I turned awav
und left her.
The moon shone brightly when
I went buck to Lucy, She had been
weeping, and tlm mildewed letter lay
open upon her knee. Sim looked up
at U10, and her clicks flushed warmly
through her tears. 1 sat down, by her
After all this tfuir?” she said.
I took hnr hand in fnine,'and I s
ed aud kiased Imr.
"Is your«iiKwer)thefame'notr in' it
would have been then?”
“V.IS,” aim answered, for I lmve>/-
ways loved you u „d only yon; tho 1 ' at
onetime your conduct seemed 'moat
“Only seemed, Lncv?”
“Only seemed," ani'.l »|,e nmi ing.
Two Brothers Killed it. Kingston.
Atliinta, May 23-A special
to the Constitution says:
At Kingston this morning,
Thompson and Joseph Morris
brothers, violated a town ordinance
by firing pistols. Burroughs, the
town marshal, collected a dollar
fine from each, and Thompson
Morris followed Burroiigha to the
ilopot end slapped ilia lace. Bur
roughs drew a slick. Joseph Mor
ris snapped his pb,i„| at Burroughs
who commenced firing on his as-
sailanls'aiid retreating across the
railroad tracks, the Morrises ad
vancing and emptying tl.eii pistols
then throwing roiks until both fell
liom wounds. Thompson died in
thirty minutes, Joseph is mortully
A Aan ew Escape.
On Sunday afternoon last, the
South-bound passenger train be
tween Louisville and Nashville
descried an iron rail fastoned across
the track, just in time, by levers-
mg the engine and using «!| j tg
break power’ to stop wjifiin „ , BW
feet of tho obstruction, and to
see a small negro heeling j, lu .„ a .
ly away. H e »•„. siiheequ-ntly
arrested by a dete.divo an I Indued
in jail. The traiu hail three hiin-
dred passengers aboard, und the
, ami crushed flat with long lying "’’gm had arranged his dead fall
would excuse her. 1 opened the j un ,| er .he cushion, where Lucy I ^ 1,r a 8 «riulis catastrophe. vVo tr'ilst
door, and bowed as cold as she did mUHt have I naked it for safety. My I ,de State will find him steady eiu-
o. tKr«..„i. huurt was iu my mouth as IopeD-: payment for tho remainder </f h ff
ed it. There lay the blue bows— I lla y*. at reduced wages Macon
alas blue no longer; there the tiny | Telegraph,
slippers, and between them, tuy
herself, as she passed through
So that was the end. I had my
answer. 1 was refused. She des
pised my offer.
My uncle died at midnight; and
in a lew days I found myself no
longer noor and landless, haring
come into possession of my uui le s
fine estate. 1 mourned my uncle's
death honestly, and felt no joy in
my uewly acquired wealth, lecame
Liiqv would not share it with m*.
I could not stay in Fairweather,
I bated tbs place. I would trawl;
that was a balm for hurt minds.
letter she had never read, neveri , “Whitheravo you bound? sail
, . ~ ’ John Mouro, as ho slood in tin. ,1„„L
seen, or even heard oft way of his establishmonl, and saw Id.
And all of these years whntraust “ l ‘ l ,r * 8l *d Sam Bogers walulngslow-
she have thought of mo—I wboj an.rpailid visagol'bcuriSg""^''“• Vw8
hail tolil her of my love in manv 'disease, hastened .« reply. •<[ ££!1
ways? I took the satchel and went, hmoiivo live,'"o','dan,
ys? i iook me saicuei ana went tYofn .
across the fields to the school house, j lo the olllv . t ^
I discovered ihst she was still • fLu.',!!. Ji',?,! 10 V' in S> eni.l his
there, add that no m in called her j Poriaiino, or Tabler’s Uver' ltJlT i" f
wife. "" •! ur “h'.v 60 cents, and he period
, . , non My relieved. It will on., i.
She was leaning over the gats . gepsia,; Sick Uea.la.du. Hearthum"
1 made arrangements for the placei in the still, summer eve .ing—the !.‘’ nt11 : Stomach, and nil dho.du.'s oi",,
to be shut up for five years, during ! same sweet, womanly face. She oXi, Oa,** 1 ' by WalK " *