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Tale of a
When I see a boy malicious]; fling a
?Stone at a cat, to kill it. 1 want to sae
Bouiebody with two stroog hands close
round that boy's neck.
Of course thc cot in only a beast of
the tiger tribe; but man is said to bc
of the monkey tribe!
I once had a cat that for his sake
made me love all other cats.
This cat died; that is how I know
that I loved it so well.
We don't know how well we love
anything until we lose it. Is there a
man who knows about that chair in
the office that he lost, because he
wanted to go hunting? How warm it |
looked when he saw the other fellow
Ie there a man who knows of th: t
opportunity he lost, because it was
not big enough? How gigantic it
seemed when from its midst tho other
fellow was plying jokes at him!
It is the lost things that weave
their love magic around us.
"He came to seek and to save that
whioh was lost."
The lost Atlantic has had more
poetry written about it than have all
the orasts and merchandise on the
oontinent of America.
When I think how, after they are
gone, I shall love people whom I know
I try now to. idealize their virtues, to
magnify their goodness,to disown
their frailties, to set them in my
mind as a plaza of pleasant prospects,
npon which I delight and comfort
myself to look; so, that when the
evil days come, and the time draws
nigh when I shall loee them, I shalt
console myself that while they were
here I did for them what I could;
made life for them according to my
feeble measure*, in some way, more
worthy of living.
This cat, an ngly, gray little boast,
tome might say, was for a couple of
short years pleasurable in the house.
I oared for him from the time he
was a kitten unable to drag himself
around. Bis mother forsook him.
Sometimes, on summer nights I tied
him to a stake one of doors, vith a
saucer of milk or water, as Hager
might Sot ' Ishmael-the difference bo
iog, that the boy WSB worth ssving,
the kitten seemingly of no use; with
"scarcely enough vitality to last until
morning. He did not seem promising
enough to make me think of the
Bat nature experimented in him
with the problem of "Survival," and
he lived. After encouragement he
exerted indnnandftn?fi and SfffatSg ?StC
growth. When he expanded into the,
dignity cf maturity; went around
among UB all, displaced from tbe
earth his gnsntion of vagrants, could
drink milk or eat meat, and oared
v little i'or the one or the other thing
particularly in life bat to bask bia
rounded, - long, smooth body in the
snn, or lie at oar feet toying with the
' band that oaranHed bim, dreaming^
how, when he should awake ho would
? catoh the flies that were interfering
with the rhythmical saving cf his tail,
we realized in him then, one cf the
'family, and noon* proposed to do him
hurt or belittleness,
'. He had few faults or habits, the
most remarkable in him of both being
bis dislike sf womankind. The trail;
ing ?of'.woman's skirts on toe floor
' maue him nervous, and with an un
willing frown he wonld vacate for the
approaching person; betaking himself
to retirement. Bo possessed a msg"
nette, or superanimal instinct regard
lng people;; tils growl ho issued sa he
sometimes hastened, informing me
that a person wss coming who perhaps
d|d not like me well, or love oats.
When X should be agsin aloes he
would jump to my Isp, nestle his head
under my chin, pat and etrok? my
neck with his paw and parr with fine
fatiefaction. " ! ? \
[ ' Again, I contd not help often think
ing as he looked wisely into my face
and bis paw sought to disarrange my
"hair that he was sorry, I wore hair
pins. * , -.v. * .# ' '* v.
%. Bat Ms death ii what I have to
speak abbat? Somehow, we can bear
Joyful things vsry bravely, bat the
: sorrows are what we wish to share in
kindness that we may bo the better
, able to besr^tajn^ ;"..... .. ,r . ..
"; A few years' rlay among us; after he
^M??LMm masai ii r tri
bcd learned thc worth of life and the
comforts of satisfaction, he began to
think it was time he should study the
bitterness of fate, the heritage that is
the common lot of mortality. Though
ho wero regal as King Lear the with
ering hand of destiny must find him.
He approached me one day walking
backward or forward as thc infirmity
would propel him; I reached down my
hands and with a stagger he fell into
thom. I stroked his beautiful fur,
and his face, aud with an effort he
resumed hip. jid playful confidence
with me; caught my finger in his
mouth ind pretended ho was gnawing
them. Soon the sport wearied him
and he rested; first, solving over my
fingers with his affectionate tongue.
After this he tried almost constant
ly to absent himself. If ho arose (o
walk he only fell. I brought him io
and every way that sympathy could
devise I planned to assuage his pain.
Little offerings of cream and butter
for awhile coaxed and sustained him;
then ho altogether ref unod food.
"What would you do," I asked of a
friend, "with a siok est like this?''
But the gentleman had no way of
understanding tho pure affection
bound up in that suffering body; or
that the heart now throbbing in agooy
had been truer to me than many of
the Christian pretences of human
friends. "Chop off his head; that is
the only way to do with cats like
that!" Was the information meant for
I What and how I did for him I leave
to large and humane imaginations.
My household and its people were as
a remnant compared with him, and
toward the close of his life, after I
had wept with his grasps of pain, and
my fingers could no more bring gloss
to his coat nor instill interest into
his eyes, after I had cried: "O God, if
it is posslblo, mske this little oat
well, or soon hasten the end of his
sufferings." After this, if I consider
ed myself right and just in a nan?, ^ay
it was not Btrango if I deemed myself
other than an imbeoile; for all affec
tion is the same only in degree-an
ooean or a drop. Wero we, indeed, to
love animals only in proportion ss we
sometimes had? reason to love haman
beings, the animals might suffer, but
though the Divine in our hearts we
are able to see perhaps some cross the
others are bearing; we look through
th? avenue* of sympathy; thoy shine
foin to us In the white light of eom.
lng perfection, and we love them in
re?l?ly wiiU thc feuds*" *fith -hieb
we are inspired by car pet animals
who never did us harm.
The little cat was siok from three to
four days. It would not be believed
were I to toll how he suffered; hoir
his asr.aa=a?d hard breathing
so human that I forgot he was a oat,
and I sometimes fesred to touoh lest I
The night wai very warm, he seem
ed to rest better where the air was
cool, and as I retired I placed for him
an extra pallet on tho piazza. I slept
but little those other nights because
of earing for him, and tonight he
seemed easier; so J slept better.
Early, I awoke ana stepped to his
pillow in tba room; I, looked around,
partly .hoping to find him relieved.
Tho cool morning air was" blowing
through the open door, and yoi, I was
afraid to move lest something might
eountermeet me with a wavo of sor
row. I went to the door, fearfully,
and there, lying fall length of the sill
I found him-asleep from all future
pain, from the gaspings of agony; the
contortions of his face and dear eyes,
I will not try to desoribe what I
felt. There are tears whioh will not
bear reasonable explanation, sorrows
whioh have no name; we don't know
where we shall mset them; po rh apa tn
the simplest things with our baoks
to the light and our tacos toward the
darkness. list tz trust ifeai^hey
may lead us to tba immeasurable in
Sod, where an atom weighs as noun4
ia?coj and OU? hearts aro in His bal
woe.'^ " * -?
Human friends I had lost; .but I
joold look at them now through1 tho
balo of eternal happiness, I believed
In imtrxotality, $h tb* oneness ol sain ta
?He tty "and" see the smile of 7&tif
tlory. Batf^hls-l?ttl?eai, l?faipifal,
io harmless; I could only follo^ it to
tho grave; my fartherest would.only
larry n^to^^^^na^r my^?lU
id arc the immortal memories ot the
aind 'lot-any good' things thalDiaa <
ftvWnli3 ?of lu ianoeent life. J?U&
evetence ior all, pf God's creagrSJ,
? here draW WftfjnW of venigtiou
?and the memory of a little l?stest.
How Convicts Kill Time.
Tho convict whose idle hours arc
the bitterest of his term of imprison
ment must kill time clandestinely un
less tho governor or thc chaplain is
willing to take a very broad view of
the regulation? in order to help him.
Sometimes a skilled workman of an
industrious turn of mind will appeal
to one or other of these gentlemen to
find him some employment for his
spare time. Thus a clever wood carv
er mentioned in a recent report of tho
prison commissioners was ablo to pre
sent to the chapel a really magnifi
cently carved eagle lecture in oak, en
tirely the work of his own hands, and
done in hours whioh might otherwise
have been spent in solitude and idle
An er-governor of a great prison
has in his possession a remarkably
handsome sideboard in walnut, whioh
was made for him by a convict of a
prison where he was governor for some
ten years. Tho man appealed to him
for some means of killing time, and,
knowing thc man to be a cabinet
maker, ho provided him with wood
and tools. The sideboard was the
surprising result, and in consequence
of it, when the oonvict took his dis
charge, there was a substantial pres
ent from thc governor to help him in
making a fresh start in life. More
over, while thus employed his hand
was not losing its cunning nor his
mind lying fallow, and his chances of
leading an honest life thereafter were
On the other hand, prisoners have
been known to,kill timo secretly by
each melancholy devices as making
mats and baskets of straw taken from
their bede, rather than simply sit and
brood. Others have set themselves
to count tbs number of times certain
letters occur in the Bible, with a copy
of wbiob every convict is provided,
and it is quite a common praotice for
prisoners to learn whole ohapters, gos?
pels and epistles by heart. A certain
hardened oh erac ter commited to mem
ory the whole of the Old Testament,
but the*moral good it did him could
not have been very great, for two days
after his release he oommitted a burg
lary, for whioh ho was sentenced to
The chaplain of a prison possesses
considerable powers in the way of pro?
viding convicts with spare time occu
pations, and with his co-operation an
eduoated conviot will sometimes is
dulge in ouch "literary pursuits" as
inditing his autobiography, whioh
many chaplains consider a good meth
od for getting.a prisoner to weigh his
... ? -. ?_? i_i_ ? i_ _ ?._
una ouarauwr, tuuugu ?uey aro untu
disappointed by the measure of hypo
critical claptrap such autobiographies
His Debtors Improved.
Joel Perkins was ons of the first set
tlers on the plantation of Milton, Ox
ford county, Maine. Taking up a seo -
tion of wild land, he built himself a
cabio, and eaoh season cleared a small
patch and raised a fair crop of grain
Other settlers came in around him,
and ho was able from-time to time to
sell them a portion of his surplus crop
trusting them until they could pay.
Having no aeoount bookB, he marked
with ? oh ai k on his cabin door what
they owed him.
After several years he thought he
oould afford to take a wife, and find
ing a oomely lass in the neighboring
town of Bethel, ho married her and
took her home, j ,?.*. jj' ;J . /[ ' s
While Joel was at work in the fields
his wife spent the time deaning up
the house. Oas night os his return,
she ealled his attention to what ?he
had done, espeo??lly to the inside of
the dabin door.' ' ';> '. !.. jj
"Oh, Mary," be oried, "you have
rubbed out all my accounts again the
neighbors, and I don't know what I
Bhalldol" . ;
"Oh, never mind, Joel," abo said,
"you can mark it all down again." ! -
He made no reply, but taking a piece
of ehalk, covered the door o noe more
with figures and with esighj. sat
"There, Joel," exclaimed Mary,
knew you could do it, and you have,
haven't you?" \ k
"Wei!, ' Mary, J don't know ajsf ?
have writ down as much < aa I had be
fore, but I know one th i ag. it's agaia
a darned sight better men." ? Y
.'? Nstar? yft Url.
geiio loo turor, " we live in peseimiatlq
times. . Our leading-politfeiainr our
oar poeta, and, werai of all, our novel
ists, delight to picture life as a hid
eous nightmare, a crooked dream? ?
in ?ndunogr, a low scramble for human
sfcpreaasy, or aa an ignoble Mure at
?.?t indeed so? Ajre'^'t^ly:a1s&
??turo la good and wise and beautiful
makes us free from guile and deceit !"
Here' there waa a stir in the aufl|
."Hold dn, Qaf??^&1t??;herelVr
shouted s mau who had k t latently
listening. "This is my w - and these
my 'alee teeth, sod this my glass eye.
What about them, eh? What sort of
a fright would I be without them?
They lick nature all to pieces, I can
tell you. You hold on a bit!"-Tit
Feats of the Beaver.
It ?B wonderful what large pieces of
wood a beaver will move. I have fre
quently seen cuttings of cottonwood
large enough for fence posts that had
beon moved over the level ground and
through underbrush to water several
hundred feet away.
If timber is cut on a bank where a
down grade can be be had all the way
t) the streams much larger pieces will
be moved Beavers are very skillful
wood choppers and seldom fail to fell
a tree in the right direotiou; that is,
with the butts all pointing toward the
trail of the stream, and never felling
the top of one tree into the top of an
Smooth trails are always made from
the scene of the operations on land to
the water and all of the material is
carried over them. If the cutting
happens to be on a side bill above the
stream a slide not unlike that some
times used by lumbermen will be
The outting of the large groi'th
Gluti is ?mainly done in the fall srtd
Vinter; willows, small poplars and cot
tonwoods being used In the spring and
summer. After getting down the
larger trees tho branohes are att out oft
oui made into lengths suitable for
transporting and taken to the water,
after whioh the trunk is ont np and as
much of it removed as possible.
The bark of these pieoes, whioh with
the twigs forms the principle item of
food, ls all koawed cf! ia the water 01
at the houses. The barked sticks are
thea used in repairing or strengthen
log the dams or stscked on top 6? the
Beavers generally work on moon
light nights only, and scarcely ever in
the daytime, though they may some
times be seen making repairs on a dam
when it needs immediate attention.
Contrary to the general opinion the
beaver does not always build a house
for himself^ being content very often
with a burrow in the'bank of the
itresm. As ls the case with the houses
the entrance to a burrow is 'under
water, though sometimes there is an
opening from the surface through
whioh bruah and sticks are osrried for
their food supply. .
These harrows sre sometimes very
cosmcdiOuS and o?or vcmforiabic
quarters for a large colony. They seem
to be generally dng from thc banks of
a stream whioh is to swift to maka the
build i og of doma essy and whioh has
a deep channel. A leno beaver who
has been driven out by his fellows for
some cause or other is very likely to
make snob a i horns in the bank bf a
Valien a colony of beavers is harassed
by its enemies or 'when internal dis
sensions arise a part or the whole of
the colony will establish a new h?rne
some distance away? They lose no
time in choosing a weak portion cf
iha river, where the banks are well
wooded, and'all <at once to work. ;
Where the river ie rapid ono cf tbs
slow reaches between tho rapids is
ohoossn for ? dam. The wood is out
above tho damsite, sometimes at quit*
s distan?a, ?nd transported to tbs wa
ter, wbero it can be easily moved down
stream. 4} ' *? -J. '. W$
.'.'.'Th? sticks are placed moro or less'
parallel to each other, BO SB to make
s compact ;stricture, ': sad tho continu
ous pile thus rcEul ting es tends di vee tly
across thetkttw^.:MV,;';v>.. I m
i . ii i '-- f j m II"
interstices us the dam grows in height.
At some distance up stream the ho? ?9
is now built, also of sticks and mud,
in as occluded and inaccessible a place
In the days of our great-grandfathers
the beaver was of resident of many
screams and small lakes all the way
from Maine to Oregon. He is now
numbered among our rare animait, and
a few years ago seemed doomed to to
Recen'y some of tho northwest
States have given him a certain amount
of protection, and in favorable local
ities of this region he is now increas
ing quite rapidly in numuers.-Out
Had Become Second Nature.
When "Uncle Dave" Barker had
rounded out his half-century in the
eisploye of a great dry goods house he
was summoned to the private offioe of
the chief proprietor, says Youth's
Companion. "Uncle Dave," eaid tho
head of the house, "you have worked
for this firm fifty years, haven't you?"
"Yes, sir," faltered the old -mau,
wondering if he was going to be turn
ed off as having outgrown his useful
"Well, you needn't work any more,
but you can ??orne round every Satur?
day afternoon as loug as you live, and
draw your pay. The little envelope
will always be waiting for you."
Tears stood in Uncle Dave's old sycf
as the head of the house, after shak
ing cordially by the hand and wishing
him. many more years of life, bowed
A few days afterwards, however, he
came round again.
"Mr. Stevens," bs said, 'Tvs pvt
in three of tho hardest dayo' work of
my life-doing notbiog., If yon do o' t
mind, I'll go back to.say old place, atti
kind o' bang around ss if X was one of
the men. Maybe loan help * little?
once io awhile, and I'll promise,not
to get in anybody's Way."
Undo Dava was allowed to have bis
way, and be went back to his old
pisos, eupromor?y ??oppy.
says many a doctor to h?
lady patients? because lie i
doesn't know of any medi
cine that will cure female i.
troubles except the sut-,
geon's knife? . ;.
... That : such'.a' medicine .
s^istSa hov.'?ye^?sp2ove? by .
thousands ox cures ?naos W :
^^^^^ s^a^ S
fCures Womb " } Wt
ti m r-? ?i ... y, mt ?&I'T-H.., v
It bas saved the lives of many
i weak, sick women and rescued oth
ers from a lifetime of chronlc,sick- j
ness, lt will cure you if yon will .
only give it a chance. Try it. .\?
: Sold by all druggists and deal* '
ors in Si.00 bottles. - <M v ?: -
Tho Great Hardest Rain.
Each mea around the stove had
told hie tale of the "hardest rain he
-3 vcr ni;w fall out of the sky." Tom
Limkins waa an easy winner with his
cf the groat hardest rain in '92.
It began with big drops kinder
scattering' like," he said. "Then it
got to a shower, and I just thought
I'd orawl under tho canvas on the reap
er till it was over-knowed the team
would stand. But, sir, when the
lightning took io hittin* right at that
binder I concluded to get out from
there. I had agall?n and a half buck
et on my arm and I lit out for the
mule shed. When I was about half
way there the thing begun to get heavy, j
T. looked down and if the blamed thing *
wasn't full of water I'm a"
The lank individual who had been
leaniag against a barrel, broke in:
"Well, now, I reckon that must 'a'
been the day I am thinkin' about.
What made me know it was raisin'
some waa seein' a flock o' wild dooks
go over. 0 uta, them ducks had fold
ed their wiugs and was just naturally
For a space of. two minutes nota
sound was heard save the purring o?
the oat asleep on the counter; thea si
lenlly, with b: wed heads, the crowd
dispersed.-Woman's Home Compan
Fought for 8frl.
Spartanbnrg, 8. C., Joly 21.--Ac
cording to the derision rendered by
J cd ge Hy dr i ok in'tho habeas' cor pu o
proceedings io determine who should
have the custody of Pearl IdoDoeller,
the cfcild-s??ro o? George Shaver/ ebo
returns ' to her'parents. It was not
without a somewhat stormy scene at
?bo conclusion cf the proceeding^ that .
Pearl concerned to socorapany her par
ents, and for some time declared thot
she would leap tan tbp train; ran
away from home, ste., if she was com
pelled ?o leave George Shaver, ?hom,
she says, she loves. Shaver has been
eonvioted of eloping with a girl ander
statuary age and perjury. The pro
ceedings before Judge Hydriok pract
ically closes . the MoiaeHer sida of
what has been one of the moot inter
esting oases th at baa occurred is years
D. S. VANDIVER.
Armour's (kano* and
aL?uiB *jrijij?n HS f?? pn
the. quality to:
S ", .'..I '?? gggjeaa-SB ? I ..gggggg
P " % ':? *. -wo insure against i<
. Q. FRAI
Office over Atidoaon^ Pm]
and ooo with which the public ie fb
Shaver married Pearl Mosseller of
Asheville in thia city. Her father
followed them to Spartanhnrg and had
Shaver arrested on the charge of abduc
tion. The girl disappeared and for
several days the town was searched
Daring a hearing before Judge Hydride
8haver was ordered to disclose thc
hiding place of his wife. He denied
knowing anything of her. Later when*
ahq was found it developed that he badi
frequently visited her and he wss in
dicted and oonvieted on the charge of
perjury- in addition to the originas
Shave? reoeived a eentence of six
years in the penitentiary. .
-- It is foolish Tor a man to kick
himself when ho's down. ' .
THE STATE Cr SCUTH CAROLINA,
C?eniy of Anderson.
0>URT OF COMMON PILE AS.
Jua. X?. Bleckley, Plaintiff, against Elijah Paytem "
Ftter Forton, Jca Payton, Georgia Panton andt
Waddy Payson, Defendants.-s tua tu ons for Re
To the Defendants, Billah Payton, Peter Pa) ion,
Joe IV. y ton. Geor?ln Payton and Waddy Payton ?
YOU are hereby summoned and required to an
ewer the Complaint In thia action, of which
a copy Ia herewith aerred upon yon, and to serre ?
copy of y out answer to amid Complaint on th?
suD?erlbers ai their o deo. at. Anderten, H. C, with
in twenty days alter tho Birrie o hereof, exclue Ivo
of the day of auch scrvlca ; and If you rall to an
awer tho Complaint within tho time aforesaid, thea
Plaintiff In tait action 'trill apply to tho Court for
tho relief demanded in the Complaint.
Anderson, 8, C., May 2A, 1906.
Anderson, 8.0- May 18,1006. '
Zo Joe Payton, Georgia Payton and Waddy Pay
ton, absent Defendants, whoso plates of real
denos ls unknown :
Take ?Rotice: That the BuratBono and Oeo-v
plaint In this action were this day tied in the?
office of the Clerk * the Court for Anderson
County, at Andereon, C.
?ST WM BUHHAM A WATKIiiB,
FJaintifi s Attorney.
May SO, IMS_60_V
nook of j
tieul?rs seat VJ
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QSc? LOS N. Pryor ? tresta
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Entrance examinations will be bald ira
tho County Court House m&fflfojf Jilly
6, at 9 a. m. One Free Tuition Beholar
ebip to each county of South' Carolin*,
awarded by tho County Supt. of Edoea- -,
Hon and Judge of Probate. Board an*
furnished room in Dormitory, $11 at
mop thc. -All candidates ? -ibr admission
are permitted-to '?ompato for vacant
Boyce Scholarships, whiob pay tlOO ?a*
year. For catalogue and Informations
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