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Translated from the Si
V ON thc lull, a short dis
tance from tlie but stood a
lonely pine tree, that fath
er had promised to cut
down on Christmas eve. lt
?was so 4>enut???l; where It stood, and
; stretched its' dart green branches out
over the white suow. Haus walked
.rr round and" round it and looked at it
from all side?, lt bad grown so even,
? and was* just high enough to find room
under the low roof of the hut. In his
imagination the little six-year-old saw
. it in" aJ? its -beauty,' with gilt paper
stars, ginger bread hearts, rosy
cheeked apples and lighted caudles.
"Poor ns I am. Hans?' father had
said, "you shall have a Christmas tree,
and fiu? it shall be, that I promise
And how the-little child's heart palpi
tated with pleasure aod expectation!
Father had goue into town and was
not expected to return before noon.
Would He be long lu bringing back all
the beautiful thiugs he was lo buy at
the same time he was getting the
other Christmas things for mother?
Time and agaiu linns went out ou the
doorsteps and looked down the long,
snowy road. At length father was seen
in the distance. Hans started to meet
him. and was permitted to carry tbo
package father said was his.
But how tired and po.Ie father looked.
He did not feel well, he saul, but Hans
must not worry over that. It was only
a resu.'t of the bard labor that he now
begau to feel. It would soon pass
array. And Hans believed thr.r. too.
-'ATotliPr. father has come." cried Hans.
. and pushed the door wide open.
Thc noonday meal was ready
father could not e.-U;auytb.iug.' a
folms^-down on'.(he wootie;]
and complained of pains in,-TiI
-iAtother-lmd-trsttle the bag^i'i
pain tlian.-he wo^^?^^?otb?r"com
pel.ed. hiih to go to bed and prepared
a flannel saturated with ..turpentine
that-she spread on-thc chest. It was
too bad that he should be taken sick,
and on Christinas eve, but there was
'?o help for it. In his rejoicing over
the beautiful things Tor the Christmas
tree, little Hans fora few moments-did
not think of father. . But when he
looked to the bed where father was
lying, moaning with pain. Hans did as
mother bail done. He pushed aside
the beautiful Christmas tree things und
knelt down by the bed.
"Poor father!" and with his little
bands he stroked the bearded cheeks.
'.Don't worry; my boy; you shall
have your Christmas tree. Speak to
Neighbor Jerker, and bc will hcjp
This was all well aud good, but
father was ill; and the Christmas pleas
ure spoiled. And such a Christmas
that they had expected! Last year
they had no means to provide for a
Christmas tree or any extra pleasure.
fl am going to thc- doctor," said
mother, as she tied the shawl-drer ber
head. . - .
"You stay with father, Hans; I will
hurry back soon."
The doctor did not live very far
away. He did not like to be disturbed
on Christmas eve, but lie wrote out a
prescription after Gilding out" from thc
woman what the symptoms were. To
visit the sick man was uot to bc ex
pected of the doctor on Christmas eve.
"Give him this every two hours and
the pain will soon pass away. H'm,
well, as jt is Christmas ev? I. will only
charge fifty ore"-be had .he right to
demand a crown, but be felt Charit
..able, .and the poor woman's last sli
cer piece, landed in the doctor's pock
"et. He did not inquire if she had any
g money left for the medicine, and she
did not care to tell him that it-was lier
last piece of money, and that father
bad spent his last crown Tor the things
'to decorate little Hans' Christmas tree.
She also had her pride, and she knew
'Twas the night before Christmas,
In each little ho\se ,
Hie children were waiting
?"As still as aTnouse.
To hear the'puff puff;
And the pish, ch?gg and squeel
fjf'good old St. Nicholas'
Automobil?! . ? - .
. -Ilhutr&Ud Sl&
>'<>t?is/j cf 'JeoPi/ br? w? i
Tvlmt rema i ks would bo matte. Toor
mon's children have no right to pleas
ure or luxuries. Tho gingerbread and
candies and apples would be considered
an awful waste and extravagance. To
the doctor's children it would have
looked a poor pleasure, but for her own
little boy it was a sinful luxury. How
different God provided for the people
in this world, was tho poor woman's
thought, as, heavy hearted, she walked
homo with tho prescription in her
hand. Had the poor no right to have
a heart that could feel and suffer?
"Thc doctor gave me this prescrip
tion," said mother, "and the turp?n*
Mho cloth was to remain, and you ivlljd
soon be well, father." . * ?
"Oh, I don't- believe lbs medicine
will do me any good, and we will .hist
let lt nlone." ' |
I'he mother understood, and. she
could not keep back her loara. Father
lind no money left for the medicine.
"Don't cry, mother, don't cty.'* PX
claimed lillie Hans, as he tried to pull
the mother down to him by her dress.
"Father should not have bought the
things for the Christmas theo, t' en he
could have got the medicine. I under
THE DAY BEFO
stand that well enough," remarked lit
tle Hans, with a precocious mien.
"No, no. Hans, it would not have
helped me," interrupted father from
his place lu the boil. "But thank you
for your kind heart. Von shall have
your Christmas tree as 1 prou^ed
Little Hans went out o- hut and
ran lo his tree on the hi) ?o walked
around it.- and the tears came lu his
eyes. But ho wiped them' away with
the back of his hand. No. he must not
cry; he must noi feel or show any sor
row over thc sacrifice thal would bring
gladuess and blessing lo Hie home. He
put his hands in his pockets and tried
to look glad and free from care when
he entered the neighbor's but. The
children bad for weeks heard him brag
about ids Christmas tree, and he had
promised them that they should see it
In all its beauty and splendor on
Christmas eve. Now he would affect
indifference and -pretend that be did
not care for a Christmas tree, but
would sell it In town so father could
get money for medicine.
Jerkcn. the eldest of the neighbor's
children, cut down the tree. Hans was
crying, but stoutly swallowed his tears
and made Jerker promise him to tell
his mother that Hans had gone to town
to buy a Christmas present'. 'The
mother was very much surprised.
Where could Hans have got Ihe money.
She could not understand it. Jerker
did not know. He only told her what
Hans bnfl told him, and that he would
not returu before evening, and they
must not worry about him. *
* * *
How cold little Hans felt, aud how
that little heart of his felt heavy and
sorrowful. Young as he was, he had
already learned a lesson from life'*
story-the lesson of self-denial. He
felt cold, his cont was short and
threadbare, the shoes in poor condi
tion and his mittens full of holes. But
he knAW that Christmas eve would
brlf.g?^r^ew pair cf mittens. Frc m
his hg? . S???t ulgLit Le had seen
motV ' mir nf miiW" that
were too small for father. So, surely,
they must be for him.
But with n'l lils sorrow there was a
warm'glow at bis heart. Was he not
wealthy? He bad sold his Christmas
tree for two large silver crowns. Had
bougbt the medicine for father and
Lad ? large silver' Ci-rjwii left as ti
Christmas gift for dibtber. God had
helped him? Had riot mother said that
God watches ?ver little children, and
had bc not sent a wealthy lady that
had given him two large silver Crowns
for his tree, notwithstanding he had
been told it was not worth fifty dre?
A little golden-haired girl bcd niet
bira in the beautiful richly furnished
room where he bad brought the tree.
It was placed ou a table, and the lit
tle girl was greatly pleased over the
tree. He wondered if the little girl
bad known why he had sold his tree,
and that all of his "Christmas pleasure
was lost, would she have been just as
highly pleased? Ile followed ber wltli
bis eyes as she ran rtJuud the large
roo di and clapped ber small bands, full
of pleasure. She banded him a l?rg?
sugar cake and filled bis pockets with
appies and buts and raisins. She had
so much. ? table in the room had sev
eral large dishes filled wlr.li more bedli
tifti! things I h?ll ile over bad seen be
fore. And the kind lady gave li I iii
! two shining silver crowns. But before
be left the room bis eyes went back id
the tree. He would never see it again.
It was as if he bau separated from a
dear friend-from a playfellow.. Ile
sat down on Ibo staircase and tears
streamed from his eyes. His mother's
words rang in bis ears: "Poor men's
children must learn to practice self
. But now Hans was glad again as he
Utan through the snow as fast as bis
itt tic feet could carry bini, pulling the
sleigh after him. ile felt cold and
tired. It was dark and the stars shone
lu tlieSbeaven??. flo knew them all.
Father lind told bim all about them,
aiur he thought of the little Christ
child. and "how the whole Christian
world celebrated Christmas with trees
and candles add Christmas gifts. But
little Hans li?d\U0t?ieh the one nor the
.otheh True, the forest was full of
Christmas trees, but It was not his, the
'one that had grown on the bill ucar
his home, and over which be bad re
joiced so much. But it was gone; an
other child had lils tree. Ile thought
of his tree as a living being, and that
it felt the separation as much as he.
But now he was home. Father
slept and motlier was at thc hearth
preparing the evening meal.
"Hans, where have you been?" In
"Into town, mother, and I have a
Christmas present for . thor."
"You? Where did you get it? nave
you money. Hans?" iuquired the moth
er in her astonishment us Hans placed
thc bottle of medicine on tho table.
"Where did you gef lt, boy?"
Hans inclined bis head, and smiling
ly pushed his mother tcavard the win
dow.. Ile drew away the curtain and
pointed to the hill. Mother could look
out in the starlight night and at once
noticed that the tree was gone. Yes,
she saw plainly . that little Hans'
Christmas tree was not there. She un
derstood it all; she could read It in the
j big blue eyes that sparkled up toward
I ber. She lifted the child in ber arms
i and pressed him tow: i her, too deep
! ly moved to find wo s for her feel
ings. But she felt so nappy, so proud
that this was her chilli, and tho poor
mother in all her poverty and humil
ity would not have exchanged ber lot
for a queen's coronet.
"Mother. I have a Christmas present
Tor you also." whispered Hans, and
placed the silver crown in ber band.
Hans had renounced mach, lind de
nied himself all. and therefore his gift
was above ordinary value. -
Thc dav lins now come to an end,
And I look up into the sky;
The stars and the snow seu-ni to blend
As thc evening clouds go by.
The fire is merrily cracking
On the hearth which it makes so bright;
H?ne by thc ure was a stocking
When children went to bed to-night,
.Yow Santa's sleigh bells are ringing
On the top of the roof BO white.
And Santa nia song ia ainjina
Good-by, Msrry Chmtiawi, Good night
TliREE MEN K?LLEQ
A Serious Accident Occurs On Th?|
Battleship Pliiladehhia 1
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TUREE BOILER MAKERS ARE KIILI?I?
The Giving Away of a Casket, or Ruti-I
ber Washer, Converts the Ffr?-roorri'
of thc Massachusetts Into a Seethe
ing Pit of Steam and Hot Water'-^
Four Survivors Terribly Scalded-I
Lieutenant Colc Injured in Gallant-^
ly Rescuing the Endangered Men--:
Boiler Said to Have Been Thoro-jgh-;
ly Tested, - ..L,; _
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Philadelphia, Special:-Caught ia,'??
trap and helpless to- saf? th??isei ires; j
three men lost their lives arid ??utl
others, including Lieutenant Wiri. CV.<
C. Colt, were terribly' sc?ldcd Thurs-'
day by a rush of steam ??? ??Jlirig7.
water in the fire-roora of the baltl?--.
ship Massachusetts, lying at the;
League Island navy y?rd. Th?-dead-'
are: Edward Bub, boiler maker niiii
civilian; Andrew Hamilton, married,
boiler-maker; 'Charles Bil zed. boiler
maker. Injured: Lieutenant William.
Cole, U. S. X.. assistant chief engineer j
of the Massachusetts, scalded about
the head arid tiddy, taken to the Na- J
val Hospital; William ?rid?rstinV
ship's bo: lei*. iriakfef, badly scalded,-''
taken lo thc ii?v,*:l hdspil?i; iarrie?
Wilson, boiler maker's helper and cl- i
vilian employe, scalded, taken to the1
Methodist Hospital; Joseph A. Dur
and, boiler maker's helper and civil
ian, scalded, taken to St. Agnes Hos
pital. With the exrcptlou of Lieut
enant Cblc, all Hie (tilled and injured
iesided ii; Philadelphia.
Lieutenant Cole received his in
juries in a heroic effort to rescue the
Tho accident was caused by the giv
ing way of a gasket, or rubber wash-,
er; on a boiler on the starboard side
Hf thc' silii):
The Massachusetts has been at the1,
navy yard for some time, undergoing"
extensive repairs, particular l.o_tbe
boilers and machinery. Although
Captain Edward D. Taussig and his
complement of officers andr men aro :
aboard the ship, thc Mjraichusetts ls,
-JA^i-i i t-,ri-, irfflTliMu^atCLjfld;
pWn w-.re cioseu ut ...^ -
accident, and the only avenue of es
cape was a safety ladder. Only one
man, Briimlctt, ? ship's, fireman";
thought of the ladder, and he escaped
without a scar. Few on the upper
decks knew what had happened until
the steam carno rushing up from the
seething pit below. Tie work of res
cue was prompt, and to this prompt
ness those who escaped death owe
The first to enter the fire hole was
Lieutenant Cole. Without hesitating,
and being Scalded by the water and
steam, he entered Quickly and quick
ly dragged the men to r. place where
they were taken in nhargo by others.
Bub and Hamilton were dead when
found, and Ritzel died a few minutes
after being taken on deck.
Whether tho gasket, was defectivo
or was careless ly pul. in place, re
mains for an official court, of inquiry
to determine. It is said the boiler
had been thoroughly overhauled and
tested under a tremendous pressure
of steam. At the time of the acci
dent the . steam piessure 'vas Only
sufficient to run the ship's heating
The accident will cause little or no
delay in preparing the battleship for
Bridge Falls, Killing Three.
Charlton. W. .Va., Special.-Three
persons were killed and four others
seriously injured by the collapse of the
suspension bridge across the Elk river,
which connects East and West .Charles
ton. On the bridge when it went down
were six children on their way to
school and a number of other pedes
trians together with six teams. The
dead: Mamie Higginbotham, aged ll.
years; Annie Humphreys, aged 17; Ol
lie Gibbs, aged 15. The injured: Stella
Smith, aged 17, compound fracture of
elbow; William Holmes, colored, dri
ver, cut and bruised: Henry Fielder,
driver, serious internal injuries; Elma
Tucker, aged 13, ! arms and leg
Lumber Men Meet.
Norfolk, Special.-Representatives of
twenty mills, controlling practically
the entire output of Virginia and North
Carolina pine lumber met here and de
ckled not to make any change in the
scale of prices which became effective
November IR. An 'invitation to the
North Carolina Pine Association from
the Secretary of Agriculture to attend
the American Forest Congress in
Washington, January 2 to 6; 1905, was
accepted, and a delegation named to
reprcs^it the association.
. Shot His Father's Slayer.
Covington, Ga.. Special.-At Hardy's
Cross Roads, in Jasper county, J. M.
Parker was shot anti killed by . Jesse
Hodges. Joseph Parker, aged 18. son
of J. M. Parker, secured his father's
pistol after he had fallen and sent two
bullets through the body of Hodges.
The wounds of Hodges are pronounced
mortal, though he is still alive.. Tho
trouble grew out of an'ojd feud. Young
Parker, it is believed, will not bo prose
cuted, for shooting Hodges, as.it is
generally held that he was justified in
trying to aid his father.
Farmer Killed by Trolley Car.
Spartanburg. S. C., Special.-Robert
Peihoff, on aged resident of the coun
ty died at an early hour Thursday
morning as the result of injuries sus
tained by being struck by a trolley car
on Magnolia street. He suffered con
cussion of the brain and died without
having regained consciousness. The
coroner held an inquest and the jury re
i turned a verdict In accordance yrttb
? the facta
?S?CiE?Att WILSON'S REPORT
Fig?res Showing the Astonishing Vaf
ues of This Year's Crop.
Tiie Secretary of Agriculture has
transmitted his eighth annual" feport.
1 .to the President.
lu opening his report the Secretary
enumcratCfl ?orno of thc more Int
j portant features of the year's work.
?. ?mt?iig them1'are ?xtenstve cooperation
with agricultural stations; tue taking
. bf preliminary stops to conduct-feed
lpg dnd breeding experiments, ?life'
war waged against the cotton boll wee
vil and against cattle mange, plans
for education of engineers in road
building; the production of ? hardy
orange, a hybrid of the Florida orange
and th? Japanese irifoliata: valuable
research in successful shipping of
fruit .Abroad; the value of nitrogen
fiidng bacteria; ?iicc?;ss?ul introduc
iUoh of plants suited to light rainfall
.arcas; establishment of pure food
.cl?ndards;. thti ?xterisi?ri of agricul
tural education' in pritdary and sCcotfd
-afy schools; the extension of instruc
tion t? otir island possessions to en
able them to supply the c?uutry with
$200,000,000 worth of domestic pro
ducts; now' imported from abroad.
- He then proceeds to discuss the
-place of agriculture iii lite Country's
I The corn crop of 1?04 yields a
fc.rm value greater than ever before.
::Tbe farmers could from the pro
ceeds itt Ulis crop pay the national
?A??t; the interest thereon for oh,e year,
;?rid still have crtoUgh' left to pay a
ccirisidefablc pcrticii of the goverii
"m^n't's yearly expenses'. Tho cotton
crop, valued for lint and seed iii ?60d,
;000,000, comes second, while hay and
wbeat contend for tho third place.
..Combined, these two crops will about
e.qu.il tho ewji crop. Notwithstanding
ih? wlle?t crop shows a lower pro
duction' than any t??f Sift?? 1900, the
/arm value is the highest a?ricc* ifJSl;
Potatoes and barley reached their
.highest production in 1904; save In
d9()2 the oat crop was never sq largo
by 60,000,000 bushels. The present
brop of rice promises a yield of 900,
O?d.?O?' pob?ds-300,000.000 more than
. Horses and mules reach the high'
esT~point this year, with an aggregate
Value exceeding 3,354 million dollars.
On the other hand cattle, sheep and
Iiog3 all show a decline.
'.:,Tbe gtgady advance in poultry leads.
ne of the products of thc farm during
19?4. made within thc census scope,
it is safe tc) place thc! amount fit 4,900
million dollars, after excluding the
value of farm crops fed to live stock
iu order to avoid duplication of values.
This is 9.05 per cent, above the pro
duct of 1903, and 31.28 per cent above
that or thc census of 1899.
Some comparisons are necessary to
the realisation of such unthinkable
value, aggregalihg ilearly five billions
pf dollars. Thc farmers of this coun
try have in two years produced wealth
exceeding thc output of all thc gold
mines of thc entire world since Col
umbus discovered America. This
year's product is over six times the
amount of tho capital stock of all na
tional banks; it lacks but three
fourths of a billion dollars of the value
of the manufactures of 1900, less the
cost of materials used; it is three
times thc gross earnings from the
operations of the railways and four
times the value of all minerals pro
duced iii this country. The year of
1904 keeps well up to the average of
exports of farm products during thc
'five years 1S99-1903. amounting to
ever S59 millions, while the average
for the five years was nearly S65 mil
lions. During tho last 15 years the
balance of trade in favor of this coun
try, all articles considered, exceeded
4.3S4 million dollars, but. taking farra
products alone, these showed a bil
anoo in our favor of moro than 5,300
Reviewing the increase in farm capi
tal, the secretary estimates it con
servatively at 2.000 minion dollars
within four years-this without recog
nizing tho marked increase in the
value of land during the past two
years. Thc most startling figures
show as illustrating the farmers' pros
perity are those presented by deposits
in banks in typical agricultural States.
Thc Secretary selects for this Illus
tration Iowa, Kansas and Mississippi.
Taking all kinds of banks, national.
State, private and savings, thc depos
its, increased from June 30, lS9fi, to
October 31, 1904, in Iowa, 164 per
cent; in Kansas, 219 per cent; nz? in
Mississippi 301 per cent-in the Uni
ted States 91 per cent. A similar fav
orable comparison may be made as
to the number of depositors.
The secretary concludes that the
farmers' rato of financial progress
need fear no comparison with that of
any other class of producers.
News of the Day.
A special 'dispatch from Stamford to
a New York paper says "The Rev.
Dr William J. Long, prominent as a
writer and lecturer on animal life and
kindred subjects has been stricken to
tally blind and the chances of his re
covering his sight are poor. For
years one of his eyes was weak, and
caie?ly on that account he retired from
the ministry in 1903. Last week he
lost the sight of both eyes. He is con
fined in a dark roora and bears his
affliction with cheerfulness."
Sasoneff. the murderer of Interior
Minister Von Plehwe, was sentenced
in St. Petersburg to penal servitude
for life and Sikorifsky, his accomplice,
to 20 years penal servitude.
Members of the opposition wrecked
the interior of the Hungarian Parlia
The first production of "Der Roland
Von Berlin," in the Royal Opera House,
at t?e German capital, was a great suc
Bulgarian bands are again crossing
the Macedonian frontier.
The British have fought 10 engflgC'
monti in their TIUuw campaign,
1 TWELVE DAY FIGHT
A Vigorous Assault On The Russians
GEN, STOESSEL DESCRIBES ATTACK
Dispatches From the Port -?fih?f
Commander Relate How the Fort
ress Was Held Against the Supreme
?rfo'rt of the Japanese From Nov,
20 to Dec. S?
St. Petersburg, By Cable-Gen. Stoes
B?Vs dispatches to the Emperor, which
were received Friday night, were giv
en out Sunday. The 'first fe dated
November 25, and is as follows:
"I am happy to inform your majes-"
ty that on November 20, after an in
creased bombardment, the Japanese
attacked one of the forts on the north
eastern front and leaped with 'a por
tion of their forces on the parapet.
They were annihilated by rifle tire and
the bayonet and thrown back into the
(renelle's,- Their reserves were scatter
ed by shrapnel",
"From November 21 to November 23
the enemy violently bombarded the fort
?iid; ?ri spite of great losses, effected
by their perseverance a passage be
tween the two forts on thc northeastern
"At 5:30 o'clock in the eveninc of
November 23, after heavy firing, thc
Japanese suddenly hurled themselves
?gal?sf. several.works oa this front and
seized a" portion of thc trenches, but
they were thrown back by the reserves
after fi fierce bayonet struggle. They
returned to the assault at midnight and j
again occupied a par? Of the trenches, ?
but were annihilated by our bayonets, j
At 2 o'clock in the morning all was
over and your majesty's heroic troops
were able to rest and start to repair
ing th? damage. The Japanese lost
more than 2,000 (nett. All of our troops
behaved as heroes. The following es
pecially distinguished themselves: Gen
erals Kondrake (commander of the ar.
tillery) and Gorbotowsky and Lieuten- J
ant Colonel Naoumko. (A dozen other
officers in lower grades are also men
tioned in th? dispatch.) Tho bombard
ment of thc town arid il?rbor continues
daily. A number of buildings have
been destroyed and the harbor has
sustained some damage. The garri
same night the enenij duav.^? ? --
tachment on Panlung Mountain, but
were repulsed, an also was their attach
on Visek?i (203--raetre Hill,)
"Oh th? 26th the Japanese bega? to
bombard and attack fiercely the forts
of the northeastern front arid the ad
vanced trenches. Thc trenches repeat
edly changed hands. Nevertheless, on .
the night of the 2tith we threw back
the Japanese at the po!nt of the bayo- .
not. Thc enemy succeeded in blowing j
Up the parapet of one of thc forts and i
begail building parallels there. At an- ;
other fort. Oh tile same night, they laid ;
sacks along the r?mpait, but our ar- ?
tillery dispersed theni. Towards 10
o'clock in the evening the Japanese
attacked a battery on our left flank in ?
considerable strength, and at first ob
tained possession of a portion of the
works, but our heroes brought bayo
nets into use and the Japanese retired,
leaving a heap of their men. Along
the whole front the Japanese re-opened
a violent fire against the interior of the
fortress, keeping it up until 5 o'clock
on the morning of November 27. The
help which God sent us on the birthday
of our mother the Czarine gave us fur
Many Marine Disasters.
New York, Special.-The rsnow
storm and gale which struck the coast
Saturday afternoon and continued un
til the early hours Sunday morning
was the most violent that has occur
red for several years." Reports from
the New Jersey and New England
coasts and from incoming steamers,
tell of furious gales and many disas
ters. At Vineyard Haven, over 15
schooners anchored In the harbor were
blown ashore and several others were
damaged in collisions. Off the Bay
head, N. J-, life-saving stations, tho
schooner Lizie H. Brayton, bound for
Providence. R. 1., from Baltimore, went
ashore, the crew being rescued by the
Snow Two Feet Deep.
Newport, R. I., Special.-As a result
of the worst blizzard that has visited
this city in many years, all local traf
fic is practically at a standstill. Thc
storm began at midnight last night
and abated at noon today. On a lev
el the snow is more than two feet in
depth, while a strong wind has piled
up drifts that block the streets.
Girl's Body Found.
Colorado Springs, Col., Special-Tb?
dead body of a white woman, appar
ently about 18 years old,'has been
found on Mount Cutler hy two survey
ors. An attempt to destroy the. fea
tures, supposedly to prevent identi
fication, had been made. Dete^ 'ves
have been unable to establish the
girl's identity, but advance the theory
that she waa a tourist from the East.
The girl had been dead a week or
ten days when the body was found.
Prominent Minister Dead.
Nashville, Tenn.. Special-Rev. R. L.
Amis, secretary of the tennessee Con
ference of the Methodist Episcopal
Church, South, is dead here at an in
firmry. where he had undergone au op
eration. He was prominent in Southern
Methodism and at the lime of his death
was pastor of the church at Pulaski,
Tenn, ile waa J.? years old.
Ambassador Jusserand piftced g
j wreath of laurel or. the tomb of TUcnu
i na Jefferaon at Monticello,
One Carload Received,
and more coin i ug in, which inciudss tho following HOLIDAY GOODS.
Boys wagons, Goat carts. Hobby Horses. Shoj-Flys Velocipedes
knd Tricycle. A large au i tin? assorttnsnt worth'selliug.
Seven cases of Chase's fine plush ahd.b?av ?rjrobea from $1.25 to
$25.00. Remember the Babcock vehicles.
H. H. CO SK ERY,
749 AND 751
The Bese in the world. The
Factory does three quarterg
of a million dollars worth of
business a year.
Quality considered they are
tde CHEAPEST ORGANS
made. Over fifty now in
stock. Terms accommodat
ing. Write me before buying
elsewhere. Other magnifi
cent organs ;.n appearance
at Forty-Five Dollars, with
stool and box/ Freight paid
J. A. Holland
NINETY SIX, S. C.
W. J. Rutherford & Co.
AND DEALER IN
Cement, Plaster, Hair., Fire Brick, Fire Clay,
Ready Roofing and other Material.
W^U^ TT.. JHU-TK.:
The v-^x,- - -o.y
., W. F. SAMPLE of Saluda County and
H. H. SCOTT, JR., of Kdge?cld County arc with us
and want to see you.
Large Shipments of the best makes of wagons and buggies
just received. Our stock of furniture and house furnishing?
is complete. A Large etock.
COFFINS and CASKETS.
always on hand. All calls for our Hearse prompt
ly responded to. All goods sold on a small mar
gin of profit. Call to see me, I will save you
WE make our annual Fall bow to the Edgefield shop
pers and request them call to see our mammoth stock when
in Augusta. 1
DEY GOODS: We have everything
from staple Domestics to Finest Dress
Goods, the prices and quality right.
MILLINERY; Our Milinery depart*
ment is filled with the newest and latest
CLOTHING : Men's Boy's and Children's suits from
?2.00 to SIS 0C. also large stock of Ladies' Cloaks, Reefers, and
Walkiu? suits. Great Bargains in Ladies Skirts.
Finest line of Men's Pants in the city from $1.10 to $5.00.
See our big values in Blankets, Spreads and Comforts.
Our SHOES cannot be excelled in the price, quality or
MEN'S HATS in all new shapes and colors.
Gp*Our store is the place to get your money's worth.
AUGUSTA BEE HIVE,