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To The Women of the South.
The following beautiful tribute to
the women of the south was paid
by General Roberts in his address
at the Asheville reunion last week:
If woman's superiority to man
needs any proof, it is afforded by the
fact that she was created last. He
was the work of an untaught artisan;
she of a finished master. In creating
her, Nature profited by experience,
and, carefully avoided the mistakes
of her prior handiwork, she delivered
a boon and a blessing, that realized
the sublimest ideal of highest per
fection. and this creative power was
wisely content with its triumph, and
has never been rashly imprudent
enough to hazzard its fame and glory
by attempting any improvements or
But the superior of all superiors is
the woman of the south. Her char
acter is so grand that no eulogy can
be extravagant. Indeed, the limita
tions of human thought and human
language make it impossible to do
iustice to her worth. Without her
our country would be a dreary wil
derness. To the service of her God
and her country she is ever willing
and ever ready to dedicate the pray
ers of her soul, the energies of her
mind and the strength of her hands.
Everything that she loves, everything
that she possesses, everything that
she expects to hope for, she delights
to immolate upon their altars; and
this with the enthusiasm of the mar
tyr and the constancy of the patriot.
Her's is a courage which, being born
of devotion to duty, counts not num
bers, knows not. fear, contemplates
no culpable means, and thinks of no
reward. Her judgment knows noth
ing but honor, justice, truth and char
ity. Her constancy is the same in
sunshine and in shade, and her soul
is refined and strengthened by the
gleam of adversity. Her natural tim
idity is ,in the hour of trial and dan
ger, supplanted by courage, whose
deeds have astonished and delighted
the world. She knows'no comprom
ise with oppression, no apology for
cowardice, and to her martyrdo*m is
better than dishonor. Her words in
spired the southern soldier to mighty
deeds of chivalrous valor; restrained
him: from excess n the hour of vic
tory, and.sustained and cheered him
in the darkness of defeat. She had
the same sublime faith in the justice
of our cause as the Musselman feels
when he turns to the Mecca, of the
devout Christian when he looks from
Calvary to Christ. She was the an
gel of his hospital, gliding along on
-noiseless feet, ministering to the
needs of the sick and wounded, wip
ing the death damp from the brow of
the dying, and closing the eyelids of
the dead. Her fidelity to the Con
fede,racy grew w'ith its declining for
tunes, and, like the sunflower, she
turned the same face to its setting
as she turned to its rising sun, and,
when the star-lit banner of our ill
fated cause wvent down never to rise
again, wiping the tears from her eyes
but indulging in no bitter regrets, no
idle repinings. hugging no vain i1
lusions,' opposing dignity and forti
tude to misfortune, and sustained Ey
her faith in the triumph of right,
she resolutely set her face to the fu
ture. In all the long, weary days of
our distress and travail she prayed on,
believed on, worked on, hoped on.
And if the grand and glorious destiny,
which we confidently expect from our
southland is realized--if our brilliant
hopes are ever fulfilled, she, who has
been the inspiration of its achieve
srnent, must receive the honor. Truly
it may be said she was the last at
the cross and the first at the sepul
.chre of our beloved south.
Governor Herrick, of Ohio, was the
other day interviewed by a reporter,
who asked him: "Didn't you saw
wood for a living when you were a
boy?" "Yes," replied the governor,
"and I still think it is a good thing
to saw wood-and say nothing."
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write for prices and send your orders
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A New Hobby That Street Car Con
ductors Run Across.
New York Sun.
"Transfer, please," said a passen
ger on a Broadway car. in
"Where to?" asked the conductor b
"I don't care," answered the man.
"Any old place. I'm not going to Y,
use it anyhow."
"Collecting 'em?" inquired the con
ductor, and the passenger nodded.
It wasn't a rush hour and the con
ductor had time to talk. "That's the w
newest freak," he explained to the
man on the back platform. "Col- ie
lecting transfers. I suppose about
once a week some chap tackles me D
for a transfer to add to his collec
tion. Of course, we don't hear that
part of it officially. We've got to
give transfers when they're asked for,
and what's done with thim is none
of our business. .
"A man who travels with me quite b
oftcn show:d me the other day a v
collection of nearly 400 transfers that
he'd gathered. They represented
about every city in the country of
nere than io,ooo population. This
man said he'd picked them up on his
own travels, through friends in var
ious places and even by writing to
the street railway companies for
"/11 transfers are patterned on the
same Igeneral styl- nowadays-that s
is. tiey are barked off into little sez- k
tions containing the transfer points,
the hours and minutes for the time
limit, the dates and so on. The con- r
ductor punches one of each of the b
"Out in Salt Lake they still use a a
system that used to be followed on S
the Jersey City trolleys, but was
given up several years ago. On the
transfer are printed a lot of little s
pictures of mer and women with - 0
smooth face, a man with a moustache
and a man with a full beard; a young r
woman and an old woman; a boy and ".
a girl. The conductor punches the i
picture that most nearly resembles h
the person to whom the transfer is ii
issued. The sysfem never became
popular. For one thing, women
didn't like it. It was a pretty old c
lady who didn't get puffy if the S
young woman's face wasn't punched
"In Ka'nsas City they are particu
lar whether you a.e going to trans- V
fer north, east, south or west, so
there is printed on the transfers a
compass showing these four points, t'
and the direction you are going is a
Salmon Die After Spawning.- r
Field and Stream. t
Observations for' a long series of
years have determined'that all species
of our western salmon die after they F
have been spawned, and this not only
occurs -among those who travel hun- TI
dreds of miles from the ocean to their
spring-fed bridal streams. but with F
those that spawn within compara
titely short distances from the sea. B
For a long time these salmon were
supposed, after spawning. to float
down stream tail foremost and appar
ently recruit, like the "kilts," or spent F
individuals, of the Atlantic species, in
the deeper sections before going again T
to the salt waters and remaining there
until the spawning instinct again im- TI
pelled them to visit the fresh waters.
The abrased condition of the body V
of the salmon when seen on the
spawning beds* was for years thought
to be caused by the perils of the jour
ney to the spawning ground through B
jumping the falls, breasting the rug
ged and rocky. ways of turbulent F
raids, shouldering and crowding each
other in the narrow channels, the S1
instinct of reproduction animating
them to lead rather than follow the B
great shoals to the spawning beds.
This theory has been abandoned by
many prominent ichthyologists, and
the numerous papers on the sub
ject of the Pacific salmon tend to
show that they die immediately after
spawning and that the abrasions on t
their bodies are caused by fightingtl
one another on the beds.
Feminine Suspicion. thi
Husband-You don't treat me like st
Smith's wife treats him. ol
Wife-How does she treat him?
Husband-Why, she puts her arms
around his neck and almose loves him er
Why They Were Sisters-In-Law.
The negro is sometimes a good deal
ixed regardiug relationships. as the
%lowing incident illt;strates:
A lady hnl a negro cook who must
we been 70 years of age, but who,
spite of her years. was "fine in the
isiness" when it came to cooking.
nother colored woman of advanced
ars was in the habit of coming to
:e the cook, and one (lay the lady
"Dinah, who is that old colored wo
an I sometimes find in the kitchen
"Dat ole 'oman, missus? Oh. she's i
ss a relationship of mine."
"What kind of Irelationship,
"Well. she's-she's-well. I guess
ie's my sistail-in-law."
"You guess that she is your sister
-law? Don't you know?"
"Well, I reckon I does. I reckon
le's my sistah-in-law, you see we
>fe had de same husban' befo' de
ah. Dat's how come she's my sis
New Epoch in Yacht Racing.
ew York Globe.
Sir Thomas Lipton, we hear, is
ill considering a fourth challenge
>r the America's Cup. No whit dis
ayed by three defeats, he himself is
!ady. The difficulty is to find a de
gner. Of the veterans across the
ater Fife is fiarly out it since the
mentable showing of the third
hamrock, and Watson. whose Sham
)ck II. was clearly worthy of our
st effort, is under the weather and
robably tired of the job. A former
;sistant of Watson, who has won
is spurs with craft of moderate size,
ir Thomas has consulted, and, with
iatson's help, h-e may be commis
oned to see what he can do. On
ur side also there is some evidence
f holding back. The peerless Her
shoff is ready as ever to improve
pon his own best creation, the Re
ance, but some of the amateurs who
ave done the hard work of defend
ig the cup are naturally inclined to
iake way for others.
The time seems opportune for a
iange that will give new zest to the
)ort. Heretofore the rules under
hich the cup has been raced for has
wcouraged the building of mere rac
ig machines, dangerous at their
'ork and useless for anything else.
he new rules of the New York
'atcht Club encourage the construc
on of racing ships ample of body
nd reasonable in length of spars.
hese rules were adopted two years
go, and have proved satisfactory.
'hy not apply them to the cup
ices, and give Sir Thomas a chance
>try his luck with a real boat?
Here's a Health To Japan.
ere's health to Japan!
Fill it up to the brim!
o the brave little man
On the world's western rim,
:e has bearded the bear:
All alone he must stand.
ut let foemen beware!
For he fights for his land.
Here's a health to Japan!
ere's a health to Japan!
(May the combat be brief)
o her warrior clan
'Who would die for their chief.
o her beauties unbarred,
Which each artist may know,
here the white peaks stands guard
O'er the blossoms below.
Here's a health to Japan!
ere's a health to Japan! ' 1
Ruby sun of the west!
rom. the land she knew first,
And the land she loves best.
le has marshalled the van
'Gainst the Tartar's fierce horde, 4
ere's a health to Japan,
And success to her sword!
Here's a health to Japan!
Wisdom of Experience.
"I don't believe in granting women
e right to propose during leap
~ar," said the young bachelor.
"We would be safer if women did
e proposing at all times," rejoinedI
eman with the ingrowing hair, "in
ead of urging us on to make fools
Every woman imagines she was
eated for the purpose of bossing
DANCING IN LONDON
Men's Interest in the Ball Room Said
To Be Declining.
The matrons of B-lgravia and
\Iayfair are said to be deeply con
:erned at the decline of interest in
lancing among young men. It is
nven rumored that they are driven
:o the dire necessity of engaging
)rofessional dancers. presentable
'men from Blankney's" or some
)ther universal provider, who wvill
ielp at a ball and go meekly home
vith the hired plants in the morning.
The war in South Africa undoubt
!dly led to a decline in the graceful
irt. for the men were away fighting
md the women stayed at home to
:hink and weep. It is not incon
:civable that with the return of
>eace men who had been accustomed
:o an active. stirring life on the "il
imitable veldt" were disinclined for
:he easy dalliance of the ball room.
Ihat is the suggestion. but it is dis
-ountenanced by such an experienced
Effect of War on Physique.
War is not merely an evil while it
ndures. Its after effects are often
;adder than its immediately losses.
Usually for the conquering nation
:here is a season of material prosperi
:v. The beaten nation, on the con
:rary. undergoes a period of depres
Zion greater than it endures while the
wvar is tinder prosecution. The fact
-f its being beaten indicates that its
,rcasury is depleted. thousands of its
mnen are lying in alien graves, or hob
.!ing about their homes, maimed and
';shired: its industries have failed;
it has created distrust abroad; in its
social and moral tone there's sadness,
)Itterness. half-heartedness: it be
:olies prey to disaffected factions,
cager zo place upon its officers the
S of defeat and strengthen itself
gainst the like in future by radical
changcs in its governmeint. But both
alike suffer the saddest result in the
!owering of the physical standard of
zhe population. Instead of sf,ding
-he weak the crippled, the sickiy. the
med ti he slain in war, each na
tion sends its best. No man is ac
cepted for military service unless he
is bodil- and mentally sound; there
is even a preference for moral men
lthough Mexico has convict regi
ments-but this preference is based
merely on the supposition that men
who lead good lives are more efficient
than those who have sapped their vi
tality by excesses. The soldier must
have attained a certain height and
weight, he must see and hear truly,
his muscles and organs must be
strong. Such is the man who is sent
to the front. to be killed possibly, or
be disabled by wounds and illness, and
to return exhausted with work and
If you would flatter a man, ask his
The thief wvho robs a shoe store is
one sort of free-booter.
The fellow who pries into other
people's affairs is never prized.
The fellow who loses his temper
doesn't have to advertise for it.
High-'ideals don't amount to much
Limless we try to live up to them.
The man in the moon, at any rate,
loes his best to make light of things.
The chronic borrower discovers
that the closer a man is the harder it
s to touch' him.
Actions speak louder than words,
>ut the clothes of some men are
ouder than either.
Chronic constipation unde
hoewho suffer from this <
haisso stubborn that few~
best physicians. If you arn
disease, we want you to try
dreds-and the cure is peru
destroy the life of the liver,
>which will stimulate the liv
organ so it will perform its
tives which are harmful. T:
necessary to cure you, and:>
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Cures Hiabitual Constipation, Indigesi
Hand to Hand Fighting.
New York Evening Post.
From the military point of view,
the Japanese have played havoc with
the theories evolved by the latest in
ternational collisions. It is easy to
recall the assertions made in England,
for instance, as a result of the Boer
war. Attacks upon rifle pits and forts
and hand to hand conflicts were au
thoritatively relegated to the past by
most of the experts who wrote of the
lessons of the great South African
Etruggle-particularly when the mil
itary panic of 1902 swept over Great
Britain. The bushwhacking methods
of irregulars. of the Canadian and Au
stralian mounted troops, were pro
c;aimed the tactics of the future, and
it was accepted as settled that no sol
diers the world over could face at
short range the fire of the modern
low-caliber rifle. But the Japanese
have gone back to the old style of
fighting. The dispatches teem with
accounts of desperate charges over
trenches and into fortifications, as
saults in comparatively close order,
and tell of the frequent meeting of
the steel. Thus, it appears that at
one stage of the attack on Liao Yang
the Russians could hear the com
mands of the Japanese officers. the
troops being separted only by an em
bankment. Again, we read of the
hostile forces actually stoning each
other when their ammunition gave
out, and of the Russian officers draw
ing swords and pistols to repell a
charge precisely as did Wellington's
in'Spain in i8og.
Luck in Politics.
The late Chief Justice McCollum
of Pennsylvania owed his election to
a singular accident. He was nominat
ed for the vacant judgeship by the
democratic state convention of 1888
in opposition to James T. Mitchell,
the republican candidate. There was
then no chance of his election, but
the death of one of the justices made
another vacancy on the bench, and
both Mitchell and McCollum were
chosen. Lots were then cast for sen
iority of rank. as their commissions
were to expire at the same time,
January, 1910, and McCollum had the
further luck of drawing the prize and
so succeeded to the chief justiceship.
His Personal Memoirs.
A man of eighty years died in New
York city the other day leaving writ
ten on a small sheet of paper the fol
lowing: "Perso~nal memoirs. At the
age of thirty 1 gave up dancing, at
forty my endeavors to please the fair
sex, at fifty my regard of public opin
ion, at sixty the trouble of thinking,
and I have now become a true sage,
or an egotist, which is the same thing.
I have never meddled in any marriage
or scandals. I have never recommend
ed a cook or a physician, consequent
ly I have never attempted the life of
Wheni the inexperienced go travel
ing they take along a guide book; the
experienced a check book.--New
CONTRACT TO LET.
I will be at Gilder's creek, on the
Whitmire road. beyond Dr. R. C. Car
lisle's residence, on September 30th.,
at ten a. in., to let contract for build
ing a bridge over said creek. On
the same day at twelve o'clock I
will be at Indian creek, on the same
road, to let contract for building
bridge over said creek.
Right reserved to reject any or all
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