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The.e are the giftc T af
Of Tizee, -Spim s-rne
Srength for the (alle ta-'k,
s'ou'e to face tihe mid
Coid :heer to enl me uea lietv
And. r the hoursl -n ). we
A ja Jtt :W b a
Wo.:id have the!m. i I'..-~:
'alicr- and vold 1iidai.
H o! anger, sullen e
Sc nof the owv enn of i. rr
A miscom er tat e a --t ador: :. v
Ot A the b:-:thtness o the ommon d
--Heary Van Dyke.%
By LULU LINTON.
w the patlh toward the
barn trudged I'nele Hewitt,
,his lantern eating splashes
of light out into the dark
OW ness of that hour which
ctome's just before daybreak.
'Thw wagon had been lJoaded with
prolduce the night before. so that when
he had harnessed old Bets he would
hv ready to start on his drive of twenty
IaNles to the city. He was conigratu
iaing hiuself upon his early start
whet the kitchen door opened with a
ra''k. and Aunt Mandy called in cau
tion' tones. "Hewitt. () Uewitt, you'll
be carefui on the way home, won't
"Yes, I'll I)e careful" be called back,
"And don't forget to put your money
in th sack and pin it in;ide your vest
wh bi tat safety-pin I gavxe you."
"I won't forget," he answered. still
a IkIng on.
Tie. kitchen door cloSed. then opeled
ni.-kiy with a decided squeak. and
A..\it Mandy called. in an exag-erated
saia whisper. "Hewitt. 0 Hewitt:"
and the whisner reachead him down
1 het lwngth of the yard. "WN'hat do you
wat'-" he asked. a tridO crossly. for
lm did not iike to be detained.
"Are you sure you've g.t the pis
"Yes, I'm j;ust as sure' 4#f it as I've
len every time I've sta'ted to the city
for the lasr fifteen years. and just as
uir I won't have any use for it. .and
rE.l say rigIht now that this is The last
timive I ever intend to carry the old
[ff shut the- yard gate with a bang
thati put a stop to-all further warnings
from the kitchen door.
)t upon the road he started old Bets
ia brisk trot, meaning to cover a
;mod'4 part of the drive befo-e the sunf
H'is lantern cast shiadows upon eaceh
s'ide of the familiar road, mnaking it
i.ok strange and ghostly.
"Tain't much wonder Mandy wor
?lies and feels uneasy about me." ]he
musd. "As many trips as I make be
fore 'day ::ud after night, it does seem
.a hit risky, and always coming home
with money, too, but as for that high
wayman of hers that she's alway' con
juring up, that's too ridiculous for any
itse'. I guess the day's past for huigh-'
way men in this civilized country.
laInsways round about here." and he
4'hae(ledi :as he thought Iof the many
lim> he had listenedl to his wife's
.iahunitio:: fromn the crac'k of the. kit'.h
The 'tun rosa: ulpon ai gloi'ous aulLtmn~
mnn.and Uncle Hewitt ,..~ged
in: a the cityx in time~ for' early 13: i'akeit.
T'h load( of p~roduce solhilunusually1,'
g wK 1. andi by a little in 'Cr noona al'nI
Il 'i't w'a.s ready for' the' ,('mt: ti .
l.- St~iOpp4i 'ld Bets by ih' ro):adside(.
8'nd pur t:." proceeds of his s:le intol'
a i: :ittle' hu: . stitched by' A'uni Mundy's
c'aefl !intte's for this purpos-e. H-e
p'ima'd thie h::g inside his ve'st with tile
y-pain, anad then staritedt agil 0n
the' hiomew'~:irdi trip,
Wieun abhout halif-way hom. lhe saw
ithe road,. jus't ahead of him lii d 8aper'
youti~n ai'. who walked with a .slitt
Iimp.: A4 t'nele Hewritt drewx~ up even
with liml, the strangd. looked up a'.-lI
'akd, with a pleasamt smile, "(Could
you give a fellow a lift n'0: a few
"Well, :now. I reckon I can., if you
ibi:: k thia riding behind old Bete will
b1' any quni.'cr waly .of gtting oaveri
1:w road than wvalking." I'nla' 11 witt
may not be any quicker. inut it
wli c'ertauinly be easier foar one4 who is
' iit ly crippled, and Im sture 1 :unt
w.ry grateful to you."
'This ain't a stylish rig." I'nele
H I'wxitt snad as he moved ('oer to1 ma ke
ron":n on the seat for his passe'nger.
"In's j::.: myi market wagon, baut it'-. a
:.:43o4d on.tand has haled. maly a paay
.net ad for' me."
I~w yung :an prov'ed ~a t~ani:Itn
e. and ai- l'nele Hewis l Iikedl nothi ig
ha': ..r than a gtood~ listener'!, lie w\: ae
a ~ 'alltbsns ndtemngmn
Ther'un man askeda snail very' in
wa:-med'c toward him, :and he' was~ 5'oon
Ii hiu wth the' utunosrt'frond..m
4' :'s sKa4c'ss of the day. of' the' early'
sliing o.' anad of the rotunda 5un: h
padr imd brotli''ughtz himi.
z :rmaa-wo'rk, util ain :lhe mids4: .4f a
.4, us'd as a fe'r'tilizer to start
- *'i-acotata b ed'-11 properly. 1 ''.ele
't inter"u::d lay th yon
X lnln . "'' . wsnali' is il .'
- IHeilt~4t ked,1maav: 'iot'li
nna! -kW'.'n~- ha. innd gin
tLy"I w)'~'Las om l'::in
- ~ nn eylay y ii
please, and you may keep your watch
and other valuables.''
Uncle Hewitt started to open his
umwmh. but the look in the young m'an's
eyes and a litt> .lick near his own
eyeaus1d him to open his vest in
tad. and iandl ov(.r thf' little bag
containling. the prpeious Ifund.
The young man boved politety: then.
asl he elimb-ed from the wagon. he said.
"I wish to thank you foir your kind
NO.". amd in return let me give you a
bit of advice. 1)on't make it a cus
tom to take in ,trange passenIers and
ve them your confidence. Good-by,
And he started back toward the city
witir no sign of a limp.
That appellation of "Mr. Hayseed"
was the last straw added to Uncle
Hewitt's blazing temper. It was bad
enough to lose so much of one's hard
earnings, but to be ridiculed afterward
was intolerable. He rilowed old Bets
to plod on. but he reached down, and
groping under the seat, brought out
the old horse-pistol, and slipping out
over the tail-board of the wagon. he
started in pursuit of his former pas
senger. The rattlc of the wagon and
;the-thud of old Bets' feet drowned the
sound of his approach -s he gained
on the fellow. He came up behind
him, and shouted suddenly:
*Halt: Throw up your hands, or
you'll :..e a.limping in earnest in about
Turning suddenly, the young man
felt the cold touch of the pistol against
his forehead. and taken so completely
by surprise, he obeyed orders fully as
promptly as had his vietim of a few
moments earlier. The old pistol was
certainly a formidable-looking weapon
and the persistency with which Uncl
Hewitt pressed it to his forehead wa
terrifying, to say the least.
"I'll take your revolver first," Uncl
Hewitt said. firmly, "and you *eedn'
make rany resistance, for I know ho
to use this old-fashioncd kind all right.'
Tme shining revolver was transferr
without delay from the young man'
pocket to Uncle Hewitt's pocket.
-Now I'll trouble you for that littl
sack of mine." and the sack chang
pockets. Then. with a twinkle of hi
eyes, Uncle Hewitt said:
"Thank you for your kindness. Yo
may keep your watch: it's a bit slow.'
He raised the shining revolver on
level with the young man's eyes an
with his finger on the trigger. asked:
"Shall I try this thing, to see If it i
in working order?'
The young man's face g-rew ash,
white. "For h'eaven's sake. don't:'"
A0k, that's all right, I won't. I jus
wiaked to know if it would work
Mine won't. - It hasn't been loaded fo
more than ten years, and it couldn'
be loaded, for the insides is out of re
pair. I just carry it to satisfy my wife
but hereafter I'll feel the need of
good one. I'll be more generous wi
you than you were with me: I'll ex
change weapons. I want to keep this,
shiny pistol as a little souvenir of our i
pleasant acquaintance ood-by, Mr. I
Uncle Hewitt started on a clumsy run
down the road, overtook the slow-mov
ing wagon, (limbed in over the tail
board and chirruped -to old Bets, who
had not missed him. The young man,
when he had looked dazedly after the
wagon, threw the heavy old pistol as
far as he could send it into the bushes
by the roadside.
Aunt Mandy listened with wide eyes
to the story of Uncle Hewitt's adven
ture, and ait its close she said in some
what shaky tones, into which there
rept a distinc-t note of satisfaction,
"Hewitt, you know I always warned
you to bue cairefuh. and I always told
you there was danger ot' meeting a1
highwayman. Maybe you'll pay more
heed to my warnings aft'r this."
"Highwayman! He wasr': none of
them hliginvaymen like you've always
been warning mem abhout!'' snorted
Unlet Hiewitt. "Didn't I tell you he
was dressed like a gentleman., and was
.inst as pleasanit as pie? And as for
your warnimings. I guess I prov'ed I'm
able to take (care of myself." Then he
aded, triumphantly, 'I told you I'd
never carry tha t old horse-pistol with
me augain, and I won't"-Youth's Comn
Periods of the Moon.
The average time occupied by the
moon in mov'ing in its orbit around the
earth is twenty-seven days seven hours
forty-three minutes. its sidereal peciuod.
The synodie- period is the interval be
tween successive new moons, and it is
a little longer, owing to the tIme, 365%
days, occupied by the earth in moving
around the sun. The moon performs
1-2T 1-3 ot' its orbit and the earth
1-36-2% each (day, and therefore the
difference between these, 1-27 1-3 minus
1-3:'0%V equals 1-29%, is the daily frac
tion of its path which the moon de
scribes with respect to the sun; that
is. twenty-nine and one-half days
(tenty-nine dlays twelve hours forty
our- minutes) is the synodie period. If
the plane of the moon's orbit coincided
with that of the earth's equator the
moon wvould rise about fifty minutes
later each day, lbut the inclination of
these nhlames to one another v-aries be
t een eighteen degrees and twenty-nine
and one-half degr'ees, so that this re
tardation is different at different times.
Whe'n full mfoonl occeurs near the au
anuail equinto:: it nmay, in the latitude
of Newv York. be as small its twenty
three minutes, 3vbile further north it
may redluc'e to nothinz. so that for
several nights the full moon rises about
the same time. 50oon after sunset.
Square Trunks in Vogue.
The current poular' demand for
squae-top) trunks owves its origin to
Thspiiani preferenice. W\hen this shiape
was tirst inltroducedl. the only market
cal folk. .A nmetropomlitani manIufactturer
is authmority for 'the sta1temuent that
rol nd-toped tr-uinks arie to-day beinmg
relegated to the barga in sales,
--verybody s(ems to wanlt this
squarea style' of lid now.'" said the manm
uofa turer.''i' 'No. I dlon't sulpose it'sthc
Cause'4 thO Square ef'fect'(t lbears thme ncti)r
inorsetmnt. Thle widespread call is
mosi't likelv ovia to the fac(t tii the
capaci ty of thie sel:are trunk is grecat-1
er nto'titsilain that thei ctus'
mesuemntofthe riundmu mai~ke miay
be large"--New Yori: Press.
T1hi' U:its Govrmenitt will reim
bar'e 'th' nmaval uitticer', for tihe mmoney
th -petn Iin ehntermuiing time Frch~l
PALMETO AFFAIRS I
Occurrences of Interest from
All Over South Carolina
MANY ITEMS Of STATE NEWS
A Batch of Live Paragraphs Cover
ing a Wide Range-What, is Going
On in Our State.
General Cotton Market.
Houston steady.... .... .. 10 15-16
Augusta quiet.... .... .... 11n
Memphis quiet .... .. ..... 11 3-16
St. Louis dull.... .... .... 11%
Louisville firm.... .... .. .11 1
Galveston puiet and steady. 11i
New Orleans steady.. .... (17'
Mobile steady.... .... .... 10% 4
Savannah quiet.... .... .. 10%5
Norfolk piet.... .... ..... 11
Baltimore nominal.... .... 11%
New York quiet.... .... .. 11.35
Boston quiet.... .... .... 11.35
Philadelphia quiet.. ..... .. 11.60i
Charlotte Cotton Market.
;harks who are endeavoring to cause r
Eissention. We are fully competent u
and capable of handling this affair t<
Lv the interest of all concerned.
(Signed) "J. E. Webster." a
Laurens County Investigation.
The State board of canvassers took ~
ap the Laurenis county dispensary
deetion, which the count shows to be
Lu favor of prohibition for that county
by 2 majority of 100 but which the
souinty board declared void on account
>f certeain irregularities in the form
>f the 'ballots. Action, however, was
postponed until February 27th, which
aas the effect of sustaining the po
sition of the county board until the
Legislature adjourns, and tius Laur
ens; may be saved to the dlispensary
solumns after all, if the Legislature
sails to take radical action. The rea
ton for p"ost poning was that members
>f the board, who are all State officers
n the same building. re too busy 11
luring the session of the Legislature
:o properly consider the mattecr. Mr.
I. C. F'eatherston. once candidate for
lovernor on the prohibition tiecet,
appeared before the board to protest
Igainst the dispensaries being kept r
>pen. while 31r. R. H1. Welsh appear-t
ad for the dispensarv aidvocates.t
Married by Gov. Heyward.
Mr. Harvin C. DesChamps and Miss
Rosa A. Barnett of Sumter were mar
ried by Gov. Heyward at the executive s
nansion. Mr. and Mrs. DesChamps a
eft on a bridal trip to Florida. The
room is a relative of Hon. Ralph S- t<
DeChamps of Clarendon cog.ity, one ti
f the popular members of house of
Representatives, who was one of the
A~ Negro Boy Drowned in an Open
Columbia. Special.-A small boy.
3 or 10 years of age, whose name is
John Henry Marshall was drowned in
six feet of water which stands in a
leep drain leading from Elmwood
ivenue through the property on the
aorth side of tihe street near Spring
Park. He was flying a kite and was
running backwards and ran into the
iole which is about 20 feet deep and
s partly filled with water. No one
mw him fall in the water but a small
ioy who was with him. The alarm
rasl 'iven andl people from nearby
rushed to the spot.
South Carolina Items.
From a letter received by Mr. Mc-1
Duffe Hampton from Mr. F. Welling-I
:on Ruckstuhl. sculptor of the monu
nent to Gen. Wade Hampton, it will
e seen that work on the statue is pro- 1
tressing well. and it is pr'obable that
t will be unveiled before next Christ
Work is rapidly progressing on the I
~xtension of the Chesterrield and
.Judgec D. E.Hydr'ick has just set
ledtheverietin tile case of' Read vs.
:he Southern. hy c'ut tingi lhe verdict
if $40.000 to $20.000. Read was a
wiing enin~ieer who wais killed. ill th (i'
sreek at Badhama's oni April 2 of 1
asi y'earl. His estate Sued'( fo the
moni lit indicated and a 11101ion for1
Snew trial was made. bid the amoutit
w'as reCduiced?. The at torneys for th lie
4ilaitiff were Legare & Hiolman of
'harleston andl Dennis & Manni of St.
idr STATE L[GISLATURE
3ody of State Lawmakers Down at '
Work-Bills That Have Been Intro
Compulsory Education, t(
There was a spiritei ad iteros in
lebaate in the Hiouse:, ovtr Mr. Ker- L1
ha 's l'ompulsory echivario, hill re
piirinig parents. 0or others ha ingi
'ha riy children hetv.'een Ihe ag's of 7 I
mid 14 years. to seid theim to sehoul P
or not less thain 100 days in a session.
he enforcement of the law being left u
n the hands of the school distrit TI
rustees. After the house had heard h1
;peeches for an hour and a half, a b
rote was reached on the motion to 1
trike out the enacting words. Inter- li
-st, and some surprise and excitement, a
yore elicited by the annlouncement T
rom the clerk that the ayes and nays 9
ote stood 54 to 55 in favor of- the bill. a
Phis was followed by more speech- t(
naking. when another eye and nay
ote was taken on the motion to i1
lefinitely postpone, which resulted in
0 yeas and 56 nays. Then the final
-ote was taken on the motion to table
he motion to reconsider. This result
d to 63 to 54 against thie bill. The
'otes showed a growing sentiment inl
he House in favor of compulsory edi
ation, over last session. The cotton
nill managements say they favor a
't'mpulsory education bill. and say
hat a compulsory education law will
ssist them to see that the chid laborl
aw is more generally observed. The
\nderson delegation voted solidly
gainst the bill, but the delegations
Tom the Horse Creek vallev mill see
ions were divided, as were the Green
-ille and Spartanburg delegations.
dI-. Toole. of Aiken. who has been
truggling through several sessions to
-et a ten-hour labor bill passed, favor
d the Kershaw bill. while Mr. Cloy,
f Aiken, tried to laugh it out into
Among the new house bills was one i
rom Mr. Watson, of Anderson, to
(fer Ihe question of license. dispen
ary or prohibition. to the August
rimaries, the succeeding Legislature
ext January to eneet ikito law for a ,
eriod of live years the majority senti- 3
ient so expressed. and one by y1
Ir. Cothran, of Greenville. allowing -
heritfs of dry counties to appoint as e(
.1any special deputies as necessary to
nforce prohibition. Mr. Hutto had a
ill to repeal the anti-free pass law (.
nd the Hampton delegation sent in a T
ill to provide for an investigation .
'ito the financial affairs of Hampton. b
In The Senate. tI
The only matter discussed in the e
enate was a bill to appoint a a
ommission to look into the advisa
itity of purchasing the old police bar
acks in Charleston with a view to
sing the place to enlarge the dorma
rwry faculities of the citadel. The bill
'as finally passed with only two votes ti
The Reformatory. 0
The reformatory bill unexpectedly Y
iade its appearance, being called up a
y Sneator' Mauldin. Senator C. L. V
Uease moved to kill the bill. ix
In a speech after his motion to in- a
efinitely postpone the bill Senator C. S
.Blease said he wrote the editor of
he Greenville Daily News, of The
hr'istian Appeal, oue of the Spartan
urg papers, and Rev. W. P. Jacobs, b
ending them the bill asking them 1:
owv they' would vote on it. He had
eeeived answers from some-Senator fl
ilease said they had not the man- r1
ood to r'etr'act their criticisms of the a
anate andl of him. Rev. W. P. JIacobs o
f the Clinton Orphanage wrviote a let
?1 ri aing' he did nxot "believe" in h~
ovs who were not iminals being e'
(tmitted. "'Boys of goodl chariacter
bould not be elible to the school.'' t[
e wr'ote, ini speakinig of association
ith cr(im inals.
Senartor Blease made his same
oints as last year that tihe judges had
.o much pow'.er under the bill and T
mat it would dump .3,000 children, v
hack and white. on the State. He .1
id not want an orphan asylum sup- a
orted by taxation. IHe thought the tl
ill ment "the worst involuntary sla- 3'
ery I ever heard of.'' The State of S
outh Carolina was "'going into the (V
ursery business.'' il
He would advocate two) reforma- T
aries for criminals, one for each of t:
be races. He was glad to see negroes
liminiatt-d from the bill, as compared
'ith last year's bill.,
Senator Blease was glad to vote for
bill which applied alone to young A
rimninals and which did not allow the 3
ircuit and~ probate judges to use theirg
iseretion in putting b)oys in the ne
It was 10 o'clock when Senator
Clease ceased sp)eaking and Senator I
leLeod began argument for the bill.t
)ne effective point wvhich tile senator
rm Lee made was the statement
iade to tile committee hr Recorder
tanly in regard to t he need for a re
ormnatory as shown by' his daily ex
'sziee. The State provided for and T
rotected its othier children,. even to C
he deaf, dumb and blind. Then whyi o:
ot crme for thle ma(l'rlIy stunlted-- n
hose most pit iful oZ unfortunates?
[hle pupxils5 at Cedar Spring can sel- C'
lo be cured, bult the majority of the,
,0ys it thiis re'1~frmtorIy mig'ht be "
orally nmade well.
Senator MiLeod could not b~elikve 1
lhat criminal ity could b~e promotedl hy n
lhe ref'ormai~itory: it wvouild act the
it lher w'ay. L
- 1l do0 no t becime ('rimflinals who e
to wriomr., but if less thanu a dozen can
ie saved to South Carolina. .$5.000 )
'uxld be a smial son to pay." he a
Humanity was the whole idea of the
eformatory, said Senator' Mauldin,.~
urt her on in his spieech and speaking
if tile effects of eizarettes on the o
'outh ofj the land. t he senlator' from
Jrecnville got ini a jab at the dispe n
:ay byh sayring t hat the eigaret tes n
vere ''no wor'se than thle vile stuf :t
lishied out by the State.''
Seinator Mauludin d id not speak lonl..a
umdl whenu lie sat d1o.wn. debate (on theC n
neCIsure was adjomni ed1 unil IFriday. x
Morgan Bill Passed,
The house of representatives Fri. a
lorgan bill. The measure has no
et been adopte d. but all eftor;s ti
ampede those who votedl Cor. it ha v
ailed :nd tlt opposhlionl seem., de
oralIized. ( O ev'erV vote the advw
ite- of lilw hil h.l a majorliry 0
- more1. :ad it i. eiaimod t.h1
le s-nae will give a majority oi:
tie Ioeal option bill.
ThC meai'sun sun- as it 1m0 w andi i:
Sir. SawMi'r' amnchnim to Mr. 3ior
' il. The-e mhI:,iwm.;:s hasv
en11 adopted. .but 11h" b:ill wals st
Alh patcheI illd up Git thr lh-rks re
aird that il would he alniost a pLy
eal impossibility to have the meas
re printed and laid on tho desks o
ie members. Tlierefor , in orde'r t
ave a 'orree'r uniderstandiag of th
ill before it passed sr.ceond readin
was dec'ided to have it printed an<
id en the desks of the member:
ad debate was adjourned unti
uesday. Capt. J, W. Hamel took .
raight vote on prohibition at niglr
id the proposition was defeated 7
The locai option b)ill as passeid pro
des for Stare prohibition. Th
ate dispensary will be wiped oht
l' the couitit's may ;) to work an'
)te in dispensaries if they choose t<
> so. and Charleston.would have, the
)pOrtunity to vote .on the questioI
' high license. The majority 4 thi
i4-hbla1nil delegation being o ut or toit'
ith the local optiolists. no provis
n was made by which high Jieense
he voted o in 111 Columbia. alihough
r. McMaster made an elion to get
tC a concessionI. it was understood
biursday night that this was in the
There has i,,been a great deal of talk
i this bill. The author of the origi
il bill. Mr. Morgan. was permitted
make the (losing speech yesterday.
e was verv ill. almost unable to
and. and he was not able to attend
e night session of the house, but
e light had been won.
In the Senate Friday but little was
complished. The day was occupied
purely routi;ie business.
Tragedy on Frisco Streets.
San Franesco, Special.-In I
idst of a throng of pedestrinmus :a
[arkel and Kearnev streeth. Willian
ilbridge shot and killed his wife
abel. shot. two bystanders and kill.
I himself. Jealousy prioipted tli
:ts. He had been separated fron
is wife and came into poesession 4)
tters sent to her signei IGeorge.'
he letters were written on papei
The Hanford (Cal.) Sentinel. Onc
iliet struck William T. Parlin ir
ie mouth, shattered a tooth and lodg
I in the jaw. The Athier bystandei
as shot in the ankle.
esolution to Present Flags to South
ern Historical Society.
Washington, Spece' .-Representa
ve Lamb (Va.) ititroduceed a join
solution authorizingi the Sec'reta r'
W~ar to deliver to thme Southerr
istorical Society, at Rlichmond. Ya.
I the Confederate battle flags in thi
ar Department which it has beer
apossible to identify as the stand
ds of the troops of any particulai
Sheriff Killed By Negro.
Jackson. Miss.. Special.-Word was
rought to the Governor's oftice of the
illing of Sheriff J. A. Roibertson, 01
'vingtoll county. by a negro nmet
obinisomu. wlhom lhe was tryini to ar'
st. The mrrderer eseaped immedi
elv an1(1 1 oivermior :lftujanani Iha:
:Tered a rewarid of $250 for his cap.
r'e. which'l has been sup lemen'it e,
r rewa rds (il er'ed by cit !Z&';5is o th(
ntm1, whlo are exeeil'e the ira
ulv. Several posses4 are oni tr'ai of
[iss Taylor Sees Priscner at Nashivilt
Nashiville. . Special.-3Miss Nevad;
avlor. of St. Ehnoi. eume to Nash
.lle to see if she could identify Ed
>hnsonm. the niegro for' whom the mo1(4
Chattanooaa has been striving or
me suspicion of being hier assailant
liss Taylor made her statement tt
eriff Shipp. of Hatnilton county
1lv. It is thmought she stated that
te prisoner resembled hier' assailant
lie greatest secrecy has been main
ined in thme case.
Black Crime Near Atlanta.
Atlanta, Ga.. Special.-3Mrs. Nin:
ay Dupree. a young woman about 2(
mrs old, who lives with WV. H. Gro
m. a prosperous farmer, about si:
iles from Atlanta. near Cornell. wva:
ssaulted by a neeiro Tuesday after
Don. After cutting her throat ant
aving her in a dlying condition frorn
-ss of blood and nervous excitement
e necgro escaped.
The correspondent of the Berliner
ageblatt 'writes to that journal thal
inunt Tolstoi thinks that the safety
Russia through all 'her commotions
ill ultimately be secured by the un
aken loyalty of the peasantry. ThE
"Count Tolstoi exhibits a surpris
g optimism with regard to the pres
t condition of Russia. He is per
:aded that the position of things has
athing dangerous in it, for he i~
ersuaded that the workingmen of
e big cities are of little account i
~mpar'Sonl with the peasants. whC
rmo an imnnense majority of the Rus
"The peasar-try -are not thinkin'g of
revolution, and the count declares
:t newspaper stories of revolts it
t country districts are exaggerate.
e says that no one but a small group
reboluionary agitatcr's -desires tO
arurn the order of things at pres
"Nevertheless. Tolstoi declines to
ake any predicions, and says th.at
is imoessible to say what may hap
mn. In any case, it will -be neCessary
>overturn the present Gov'ernment,
hich is founded on a policy of force,
1(1 to supplnt it by another regime,
isd on the love of others. goodne'ss
d the aEpxims of Christianity.
eaaion in the Literary Digest.
WCONGRESS AT WORK
What Our National Law Makers Are
Doing Day by Day.
The Rate Bill.
Di *-.:ion01 "0- th:. raillmad1 b)1 von
LIned hi the Houe. h'deital to it.
tw) S ) ei-. th. effrs '- -ir. Camp
bell/Km. and't 31artin I-. D.) 1ook
. Wiler rnize and swept the horizou
Mr t-. Bartlet t (G. minority. niem
ber of the conmittee reporting the
t bili, made a iwo hours' speech in
whiehi lie discussed the legal and con
stitutional questions involved and ad
vocated the passage of the bill as a
proper remedy for an intolerable con
:tition. Tihe first speeeh, in opposition
in the discussion, was made by Mr.
Perkins (N. Y.). He based his op
position to government control oi
rates on an inherent aversion to gov
,riiment -courtol oL private enter
prises. Red tape and fixed condition.
hc said were an inseparable part ol
g.vernment--action on any matter.
A bill was passed granting a Fed
2ral charter to the Carnegie Founda
tion, for the advancement of teaching.
The fund consists of $10,000,000, the
income of which is to furnish a pen
siont to retired educators.
Shipping Bill in Senate.
The Senate passed thirty or forty
miseellaneuos bills and devoted sev
eral hours to the consideration of the
shipping bills. Bills were passed au
thorizing the election of a Delegate in
Congress from Alaska; authorizing
the construction of a revenue cutter
vessel for duty at Savannah. Ga.:
authorizing the construction of a
bridge across St. Andrew's Bay, Fla.
by the Birmingham. Columbus & St.
Andrews Railroad Company. and pro
viding for lighthouses. fish cultural
Most of the time devoted to the
shipping bill was -onsumed by Mr.
Penrose in a set speech in support of
Mr. Tillman's resolution calling on
the President to se'n(d the senate all
the letters from the United States
minister to Santo Domingo to the
State Department iii 1.904, was refer
red to the committee on foreign re
lations. Mr. Tillman made io object
tion, but said that he only wanted
light as to whether Santo Domingo
had been coerced into the present ar
rangement. He said the newspapers
had said that this was the case, while
Mr. Patterson had said that the ar
rangement was made at the solici
tation of the Dominican government.
After Mr. Tillman had made a brief
statement concerning the bills hold
ing railroads responsible for injuries
to employes, Mr. Elkins withdrew his
motion for their reference to the com
mittee on the judiciary, thus leaving
them with the committee on inter
Mr. Tillman said he had not been
aware of the frequent change of ref
erence for the bills. He said that he
had been instrumental in the effort to
secure the change of reference be
cause the inter-State commerce com
mittee was so much engaged on the
railroad rate question.
At 2 o'clock the shop subsidy bill
was taken up. Mr. Bacon said that
he would be inclined to support the
shippinig bill if its operations were
confined to granting aid in the way of
liberal mail subsidies to steamship
lines between ports of the United
States and other ports with which
there is now no direct communication,
such. foi instance, as the ports of
iSouth America. He believed that such
lines should be encouaged. Mr.
Spooner suggested that the bill would
aliiord encouragemnent nytolarge
concerns, as vessels would recein sub
sidv for but 10 years. Such vessels
would then come into competition
with subsidized shipls. with tihe inl
evitable result, as lie thought, of fore
-ing their scale to the larger compan
.ies operating subsidized vessels.
>Mr. Gallinger intimated a willing
iness to amend tile bill to meet the
>Mr. Penrose declared that for 20
,years after 1873 no tranls-Atlantic
vessels had been launched on the Del
.eware and that the record for thirty
-years was onlly ten while the Clyde
had launched hundreds. He contend
ed that American labor should be
protected in the ship yards as well
as in the factories.
SMr. Carter'expressed the opinion
.that the bill would be endorsed by the
.crrtire Rocky Mountain region. Mr.
Penrose declared the report that there
was a ship building trust to be "a
figment of the imagination."
Col. Mosby at White House.
Washington, Special.-Col. John S.
Mosby. who commanded an indepen
dent Confederate cavalry force dur
ing the Civil 'War. presented to the
President a letter writtenl by General
Jos. Wheeler. a week before his
death.i recommrending' the appointment
of an Alabaman nman to a Federal of
fiee. Thue Presidlent promised to give
the matter consideration.
Adventurous Career Ended.
A most adventurous career has end
ed in the deith a few days ago at
Arklow, County Wickton, of Mr. E.
Walsh. After serving some time in
the Royal Irish Constabulary, Walsh
went to the gold diggings of Califor
nia, and from there drifted to the sil
ver rmines of Colorado. where he work
ed side by side with Messrs. Mackey
-known afterwards as the Silver
King--O'Brien, Flood, and Fair, who
were miners there, and subsequently
became millionaires. HeI joined the
Federal army, and took part in all the
lending battles of the Civil War. At
the struggles of Fredericksburg he
was in the division which cut a way
through the Confederate army, by
which the remnant of the Irish Bri
.gade under Gen. Thomas Francis
Meagher rteedafter the headlong
charge they made of the strongly for
tified batteries of Marge't- Hill. Mr.
Walsh was severely wounded, and lay
all night amidst the heaps of slin
Pickedsup next day, he recovered, and
"'ontinued in the ranks till the end of
MILLION DOLLAR FIRE
Over a Million Bushds Wheat
BURNING Of A GRAIN ELEVATOR
Mighty Pillar of Fire by Night at
East St. Louis, Entailing a Loss of
Over $1,000,000. Besides Destruc
tion of Near-By Stables.
East St. Louis. Ill., Special.-The
Union Elevator, containing a million
bushels of wheat, was destroyed by
fire, entailing' a loss of more than
$1,000.000. The fire spred to the
stables of the St. Louis Transfer Co.,
and 200 horses and 200 wagons were
burned, ,as...well as the stables. The
fire started in a brick engine house
30 feet from the elevator. Before the
arrival -of the fire department the
flames had spred to the elevator. As
sistance was sent from St, Louis and
the effects of the firemen were prin
cipally directed toward preventing the
fire spreading to adjoining elevators
and warehouses, the Union Elevator
having been converted into furnace
within a few minutes after it caught
Seven dwelling houses were des
troyed. being covered with burning
oil by the explosion of four tanks
The occapants of the houses escaped
The oil tanks which exploded were
standing nearly 400 yards north of the
elevator. They belined to the Waters
Pierce Oil Company.
$140,000 Fire at Valdosta, Ga.
Valdosta, Ga.. Special-A fire start
ing in the paint shop of the Hender
son-Crawford Buggy Company caused
a loss of $140,000. The property de
stroyed beinig the paint shop of the
buggy company. including the Georgia
Southern Railway freight depot,
eight loaded cars, 16' cottages, the
Valdosta Laundry, and Armour Coin
pany's warehouse. The heaviest
losers are the Henderson- Cranford
Buggy Company. which carried a
stock valued at $60,000 and occupied
a building worth $30,000. The com
pany carried insurance for about two
thirds of this loss. The railroad losses
were from $15,000 to $20,000. Much
of the merchandise in the depot was
earried out, though considerable dam
Factory Burs in New York. e
New York, Special.-The six-story
factory building at 107-113 -Grand
street as the corner of Mercer street,
in the heart of the silk and linen dis
trict wsa burned with a loss eveeed
ing $250,000. Charles Schoolhouse
& Sons, manufacturers of ribbons,
lost $100,000, fully insured, and Bern
bard, Ullman & Company, dealers in
yarns. embroideries and braids, $150,
000, partially covered by insurance.
The fire was spectacular, bursting
from all the windows within a few
minutes after the first alarm was
sounded. So many thousands of peo
pe were attracted to the scene that
police reserves from eight down-town
precincts had to be summoned. A
ireman and a policeman were sligtly
Not Half Over at Savannah.
Savannah. Ga. Special-The Greene
and Gaynor trial will ernter uponi its
fifth wv'k and the introduction of
documentary evidence wvill be .eon
tinued. It is expected that the week
may see the close of evidence along
this particular subjects of contracts,
which has been followed for the last
few days. and that witnesses may be
exami- d touching the character of
the work done in the river and harbor
improvements. The progress of the
trial continues slow and it is not be
lieved to be half over.
Fierce Rioting in Paris Church.
Paris. By Cable.-As a net result of
rioting though the inventory was tak
en in but one church, that of St.
Pierre-Groscaillou, over 50 persons
were severely injured and a further
considerable number slightly injured.
The latter included a number of police
and firemen, who were almost blinded
with cayenne pepper. Fifty arrests
Storms in North Atlantic.
St. Johns', N. F., Special.-The
steamer Ulunda. Captain Chambers, of
the Furness-Allen Line, which sailed
from Liverpool January 23. for St.
Johns' and Halifax, arrived here
after a stormy passage. Last Sunday
during a hurrican a member of .the
crew was washed everboard and
drowned. The steamer sustained sun
dry damages from being swept by
seas. The schooner Canadian. Captain
Miesner. which sailed from Cadiz De
ember 30, for this port, also arrived
bringing reports of terrible weather
experienced in the North Atlantic.
Death of Colonel Higgins.
Norfolk, Va., Feb. 1.-Col. Alex
M. Higgins. commanding the seventy
first Virginia regiment of infantry
volunteers, died suddenly last week.
Col. Higgins was one of the most
prominent citizens of Norfolk. and
wa the senior member of the real
estate firm of A. M. Higgins & Co.,
Plume street. Hie served with the old
fourth Virginia regiment in the Span
Night Watchman Murdered.
New York, Spec ial.-Dead about
two hours, his skull crushed by an
axe. John Arthurs. a Canadian em
plioyed as a night watehlman on a-pile
driver was found demti in the cabin
hous~te of the era ft in the Hludsonm rie
'ir West Thirteenth street. A new
pier is lbeing cnstruered at this pomnt.
The cabin was in great disorder and1
indicatedl that the watehnmn hal~d en
tertained somec one on board before