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A OATARACT OF FIRE.
Mt. Etna is the Most Olassical of Vol
Canoes-Some of Violent Erup
Etna is the most classical of volea
noes, celebrated as it is by Thueydides.
who records three of its eruptions; by
Pindar in his first Pvtlhian mde. and
by Livy. who speaks of iun eruption
and earthquake which took place in
42 B. C. shortly before the death of
Caesar, which it was supposed to po'r
.tend, The two most disastrous of all.
however. occurred in the ( hristianl era.
Tn 1169 a violent earthquake. felt
as I:r as He,wio in a few minutes.
destn,.ved Catania and 15.000 of its in
habiints. At it was the vigil of the
Fe' ..f St. .atha. its cathedral was
crew". *ed wit h a co ngr'eiention. includ
i 7 wl bishop and forty-four Bene
diiie monks. who were all buried
ben t h it - ruins.
;1iz erliption the\! side of the
e n~*4 the errat er'ater toward Ta
'; felfl n1:t., the w\ater. Oln Mareh
h c41nvt. Ited Nico
'1~ I.-ln' t eive mile< lI e i i
f - h- I m:.t 1: un 14 haIle depth
in - te i-le f the muntain.
CN !ini fronm the Piano di St. Leo
tM Mee Frm.no vi m 1 nilev fromql thet
Qt i. [r Twa ni Ihe tose of the
. 1y a 1'vw rlIter lipened. a mile
1I. th t ]her. and v4imited forth
a nI If lava two miles wide.
-I BMoll a t-mwn with a
' ::IL w L4Vr'iatei' openedI44 sev
- r. ithl which, inl thlrev
n4. .u1fe inl d1ia11Mee.1
Ih hI dv a t1 et 1.f I la 1va .
ii NIarchi 23 thisItr,y edI thIe Itown
el 114-aluiia. It thell 0ividit-d into
an1 - tIrd Aisr1hin4.eIl . It Vlwed
on. -till subhmwriu-in-- frieen other
* i'a.s. till it rea hed \1lhanel. Iw 111
hil.i-it u ih I n -
1, 4 * i 1
4. ' u- , . ri -4n ih is e n s
Vai e 111s st'1tm. .\ th len h I I
4f1 1 b vi vvr wa at least fit Ileuvn miles.
while its aver:-e hieadtl was hetweenl
tw4 1 l III ree. iIl iust have ( vere-vd
at h'ist for'ty'5 lilar m'' iile's i of surfae.
JAPANESE SECRET SERVICE.
Story of a Lieutenant Who Became
Disipated to Fulfui a Mission.
"I retqire of1 yon(l." said the c'hiief
(of the4 st aff'~l14 inlied J1apan lese',
11that youi shoul leav'e yourl prIesenlt
molIde of liv'imr. anid. baecomie, (4n the
sten-'I haIve 1for yoIiI'-Ihaunts tenf houses
lhe was healthy minded and diet est ed
voIIted 144 his country, h '.le set Ihis t eet h
-an 11beyed~v'4 oldelrs. iIe was 1to heeomie
d1I~it i'e1 nl ord4erI tobl~ proseinte s'ome11
of whieb'I he' ctuild only surmiuse.
A t f'irst he found that it is nut so
-easy 1for 111e good414 toa tall. lie neither
ik t.' 1,ay cos tilned gIirils n1or' lie
the accompiilanlimfent oft manyi sweet
At last the da 1fei caime; the
lieutenant, after all, w'a hmnan, not
of adamant. Hle actually fell head
over heels in love withi a geisha, says
the Tokio correspondent of the Lon
don Telegraph in wr'iting of the .Japa
nese secret service.
From that day lie ceased to be sonm
bre and silent, and went boisterously
to the devil. His superiors at head
quarters dismissed him from the ser'
vice, and with ignominy his father
forbade him the house, his relatives
politely declined to see him, and his
acquaintanlces many of them thiems'el
ves military men, knew him not. HIe
was an outcast.
"Now said the chief of the staff,
"you have reached tihe condition that
I earnestly desired, and you will re
eive your reward. I am about to
.send you on a mission of high import
ance to thle state. To-night. telling
*nobody-not even your father-you
ill proceed to Nagasaki. There yell
will open the box which I will give
yot~t Wir of hletteur, and inside are
complete instruction-s as to your fu
Tliese instruetionms wee that he was
to go to a certain cmntry where a
first elass Power was at war with the
natives. Here he joined the staff
of the native chief, and his bravery s
no less than his military genius, son ti
acquired for him a fame not alto- S
getlier uniniugled with notoriety. As w
a matter of fact, his presence count- 0
ed so much in the campaign that. the t<
first class Power opened diplomatic ti
negotiations with Japan. contending f
seriously tlhat a military officer was il
serving in a high position on the rebel g
chief 's staff. Of course the Japanese v
-overnment knew nothing about the 0
matter. nor was it likely to, seeing ti
that no militarv otficer had been offi- w
viallv d(patched on such a curious c
mission. le was nominally a rebel h
under the rebel's hannier. In tlis way ,'
he secured the needed and valuable d
information about the topograply of W
Ile country, the enemy s plan and j
scheme of operations, his tactics and P
his strate.y. his ftirtificatiols and his
defence works, all of which were of a
the 1inim1st value to -Jnpan. ti
Tei.ii Y . onn . Ilicer. after many
adt'eenei. mode lii way haIk to Ja
1an. .Ily to fiid that tle chief of the
ait' uns ilead and anidher 4)eeipied h
his plave. S
lIe was disowiled by the arny. but 11
told privately that work like that lie
hiad just accomplished votld le found b
for him in Manchuria. Possibly lie f
thotuimht he had done enough for his a
V1lmitriv liowever. le disapbeared C
aid. stianllely euiough, the geisha with Y
wlimi hle fell in love hias disappeared 1
also. ToIetlher, far from the madding n
(ro0Wd, tle ymun liieutennlit and the h
mit f thie i('a shmp are living hap- C
Py ever after.l
No Worse Off Than Others.
The heitt o ' siftlessness eimin
:Ovd in "lill' Parkinson. a udi1rep
table citizen lit* a villa._,e in central
Mass.1-hu1svils. Thel villa. e imIIPro(Ve
IlIent s wciet whiieh had lao.re0d lon-"
to Imakv thill plave atraetive, 4-ould do
114111-tn wi lii ll. wlmOsf. homese was
a b1mliot' dirty slinl-les on the main
Litlie streamlis 41f, water hadl worn
.ullies in tle sidewalk, or I lie place
where Ilie sidewalk siild Iv have been
Iiill . n t 111 ke thv11 i lde to fill t
i1h im, I,. ill- m -il hacive .1-ne withi a
tw -11 ,!f 111f lrth.
)l 41( ;1 :i v (Ii Siwn1 I in 14! b1 oke
I - . aid h illrd. a inhnoe
t:,n iltr ll1-.''. I l n Ih
I WIh e 1 i Jile nwal t h t I 'lv
\.X( lj . m ti l y.'l.-il, f k y
xycthe gte!m't' ee'
Well whyvIIv 11* d n t ilu fix 111hos,e
ho'les inl your sidewalk I I ntearly brokes
"Sry"saidl Bill. "WhIiih ho0le
"Funny .'' observedl Bill. retfletive
ly, pulling a piceC of bark off the slab I
hie was sitting omi and chewed it for a
miomen'it . "Lots oi' p)eope 'ye fell out
t here, but I don 't reme'mber aniy onej
cmplidai nin' of4 it before."'
Just What They Where.
Whiitinig 4on the early days5 of ('ali
forn11ia' p lro)sperity. Mr*. HI. A. Vae
hellh saysV. 'i' hilt ward and1114 visiblet
most miaif est in thle houses ( they
wer('e alwa~Zys spo4keniA ofi as reidenIces),
wvhi ch like A ladd in 's palace, seemed
to lbe built and14 fu rnished in a single
"Onht 4n occasion l' Iwas in a P~ullI
11n11ali ia. an td we w.ere passi ig thbrough
aL valley d14t tedh with mo)st unsightly
houses-ramshiakle buildings, for' the
mos4)t part,ci each an1 amalgam of half
a dozenC1 styles of architect ure. and
each obviously built for show.
"''What are thiey? ' asked an old
Scotehiman, who was oft the party.
"' 'They are priviate residences.',
replied ani American proudly. 'Yes
siir, we 're passing through Paradise
Park. Six months ago, sir, this tract'
wvas a howling dlesert of cactus and S
v'ate residlences, ye say?'
" 'Yes, sir'. What (lid you taker
''The old Scotehman answered so- I
berly: 'I was of the opinion that
they were luatic asylums.'
"A big fellow, 'evidently a cattle
mran from Arizona, burst into loud
" 'You've hit it 1' he exelaimed. ('
' That's just exactly what they air.' n a
"You should cultivate a more
cheerful disposition," said Mr. Cheer- '
up. "Believe in the honesty of human
"Yes,'' answered the man with the hi
acid countenance, "most everybodv do
es till lhe has indorsesl notes f'or a d
ichard Harding Davis in Collier'
One who is permitted to write i
w true words about a man whonevei
oke an unkind one resents the fac
at before he can try to tell wha
tanford White was, he must first tel
lint Stanford .White was not. Bu
iving to the manner of his death an<
> the conduct of certain newspapers
ic preface is necessary. Had Stan
>d White died in bed, with his fam
y, friends, and the family physicini
athered ouut him, no newspaper,
'ould have found anything to sal
r him save that. which was apprecia
ve, true, and kind. In his death the
ould have seen only a loss to thil
ty and to this country. They woul
arve regretted him as a great artist
hose wdrk instead of hanging in thi
rawing-rooms of the few rich, stand:
here all men get the god of it, ou
f doors, in the public streets, in th<
arks of the p ople.
But because his death was violent
d to the most painful degree sensa
Onal, that part of the press that fat
ns oil senlsationl ordered tlie loca
>mIl "to play up.'' to "let it run fo
11 it will staid, to pile horror 11POI
orro1r. And to tile truth. which wa:
id enough, was added what was abso
itely untrue and absolutely unpar
onable. Speaking as one who haii
en in the newspaper business fo
ifteen years and as one who was wel
equainted with Stanford White,
,n truly say that in those fifteci
ears I have never known an attael
aide upon any one as undeserved, a!
ifair, as false as the one made upol
in. That within three days the awfu
I:1r.es fell to pieces of their own rot
'11ness did not correct tle wrong thu
ad been committed. a wrong fai
~m'se tha iimrder. It was three av:
l h.te. Over all iblis C4ount1try. lve!
;lnpe. hil hveln seIt bri'I'leist til
elli.s Ilni Iwpvll illia.- <-, thle imal
1, kiew to hp so ditTereit, and tl
d that Stanlf'ord White had don,
s inter'il with his hones. It eal
(of rean bui hried. Seeingt- no othe
ignm ofI1 it. I cnlit not believe tha
ImIllg. 11S fair play is so de(ld tha
ien will listen to those who attael
nither onlY when lie is unable t
viendi hiniseli or to punish them. Th
aist an1id tle t'airimtiled will ask wIr
heeca eswere*l , m1a.,dt againl
h I lein a.fter lie wva- 1murdere."
l, wi hv. I tll Iewspapj1. erS kieiv
hll i n . th v di nI.,t c1imina
n1 11.11 -014ne0r (ilithill m }0 b i ,l ,
:It. t- n \\. er dI-II)I ' 4,o - wh l ,t
,11 W hite still was Ilive. t '
V( 1 l lv! 'l v. II v h lasl u I tly isI
d,Is sinice his death,11 f.heir ebrt
iideis tihey wthl be 'fibsurd. Hal
01m1e1' of' t lhem heen true Stanforl
Vlite wollI have been the first t,
ut hiis own acquainitance; had other
a'een tru-te he would have eut his owi
F"ortuniat ely thle testimony to thii
alseniess does not come only' fror
hose who knew and liked him, but al
o fr'om the witnesses called agains
li by the yellow newspapers and b:
neni htired to spy upon his ever'
movement in t hat time were unable
ii attlain onie item of evidlence agains
im: thea societyv whd ih the yellov
tress declared, it hteld among its re
o'rds evidencme of Whiite's miscondnet
baroughi its president indignmant ly deC
iedl that this was so, oir that for snel
st atemient there was the least found
ion; and~ of three places dleseribe<a
s "'st udios ' ' rented by White. th
wner of each showed that White hiai
eve~r even visitedl his house, was ut
er'ly unaknowt to him, and demandet
haii thle niewsp)ep)er mnake retract ion
'wenity-f'ouri hours latc r withou
hanme newspaper's that had accuse
YThite of mnaiintaining three harenm
egret ted its "'mistake. '' Its real r'e
ret was that it had made the mistak
f offending living owniers of' rea
~tate w~hio tmigh t adlvert ise, not tha
had wantonly lied about a man wht
But. perhaps, what most helped to
'ard the truth and what in New Yorl
Inirted the reaction Stanford White'
avor was the testimony of the vern'
romen who, if anat has been said o
tanford White w~ere so, had thme lbes
e'asotn to lie his~ enemies.
It is true that some of these youni
ersonis, to get their pictures in the
Morning Telegraph,'' would talk t<
:1e newspapers on almost any subject
~ut not all of them. And it was th<
vidence given before the District At.
rney by one of these latter that firsi
Edled ''shame'' to the yellow journal
nd to those who did not know Whitt
inowed the man as he ws,
She spoke at a moment when the
moejg of his death and the suddenness
i the attack upon his memory hma
ft those who were supposed to ba
is friends stunned and silent, and
henm those who did not know him were
rawing from this silence the wvor-s
!--af - . .. -
- I the fondn- ..:- c : . I
amn unt ,&' ' .7,-,tenn x:A
s id mi.fyin.g effcc. on c.h
r Intceral revcL- sta
I.Zyniicd brauds w~ m enoug
.:f six and a quarter n*lio
aounmtion in the Unite.l
. 3 at:: the letters on
41 V.11 111 ta i;11 14, I 1a .11 Ilhe %-. IWO IIt a
'zirl risedl inl leenest iiielii.na~tican
nst the hysterival shrieks of abuse.
Thu i hi ei--a ict ures. (Ip iet tl a S lu( ri.
and ats "The Hiter." you know this
irl. but you d not know that un
der the necklaces of Houri and the
erey of the bather she wears a seap
ular. and that she is as good a Vatholic
and14 as -ood a "ird as ever camIIe out of
Ireland. anld if she4 de. nt often --
t the 'infessional i i tv bn-WV
,b- h a n1othinl. t- :d -
-I I- Iltiji k e' I I IF
it wil na.Sesrnkaclean,.
Im ly. bl(v w 1,r61: . the -h1uder. W 1hat
hI..'h1 Iheu !!w Iair: it IrII,p- withI
hone-110 ty, dv. ti- iit ilme peo -lie
f,t -I I I Iey w.ere .11 i ! I hIe r Ihi .1
s Se his II- d ti : Stlan fmr.l W hIIi te h IIas
s bIn du-e a!ihe1 II that beav"4-t ". as a
t hhl-k.:niard. as an c-re. Bluebeard.
.1 a1d satyr. To a1nswer this by saying
: he wa a irrat architect is not to an
a swer it at all. He was an architect,
s blit what is more' impIortant is that
a lie also was a most kind-hearted, most
considlerate. gentle and manly man,
r who no more could have done the
a things at tributed to him than he could
.have roastedl a baby on a spit.
t HIe was big in mind as he was hig in
7 body: he was as ineapab)le of little
, meannesses as of great crimes. He
loved life and gzot more out of it in
t more intelligecnt and in more different
lways than anty other man of his day
in New York City. He admired a
beaut ifuil weoman as lhe admired every
-other bea ut iful t hiniz that God has
given us. It might be the colors of
-an (old p)ainting. it ighZt be the eil.1
ing on the carved frame of the old
painting, it might he Emmna Emxao 's
singing of Massenet 'a ''Ele-.de' or1
. Blanche Ring's singi:..: .f --ne (Grai
I 0O(1 Summer t ime.' ' the -~K2-:e u
. ees of Sharkey. or the '--.i"C of a
I Greek Temple. Hi' dieirht over ore
I was just was keen. a' bvPyh. an~d
c grateful as over all the c.h- I)e
1 scribed as a 'velup! ary." an:rat
i est pleasure w'a~.s -' 3:.': aU day
1 waist deepi in the rapids 'df a (ianadian
river and1 figh1t it outi with the salmonl.
>He always was brimmuring with so.me
generous new enthusiasm.
-''You haveun't seen it !'' he would
exclaim, raising and clenching his two
fists. ''It's bully. wonderful, gorge
r ous! It 's the finest bit of his work in
To him everything in life was ''bul
ly, wonderful, gorgeous.'' His brother
artist testified that lie had not a jeal
ous drop of blood in his veins. No one
knewv better than lie what in another
man 's work was good, and no one was
more,qjuick to say it was good. Of
his own work he was sincerely modest
almost to shyness. If you emphasized
the work- as his work, and not the
wvork itself, lie would shake himself
like a great bear and turn your re
mark aside. If the work were good
and beautiful, in his admiration for it
it did( not matter whether it was his
or that of an unknown art studeunt. He
wrab always helping these beginnings,
encourae.ju* adlvising, finding them
comins; when he assiisted some
Is so widelyl
that it is the besti
flat plug. .Other plug
"the 8ize and shape and c
s-yet there are more pour
,d annually than all othe
cr onl-,y chIoicn ztlections rf :e!tr.tur
- . v:.e) : , t f d)-nx-c r.
-o s'-:p y r t)i o .L-I~!ione.xprence
- e:i ' .'.. .. ReyncIda T~ a.bCAo E.haq:
Ce tC: prove th.-t it r:ieirca r.n: A
any ot. ki.id-and has a wholesome,
siC3 shOw tint SCHNAPPS and other
h chewers in r)ne fiscul yzar to make a net
r po n-la, or one-third of the entire increat
States o- chewing and smoking tobacco.
the tag and under the tag spell
I you wi-t have the genuine.
S TOBACCO CO.
Ilem, 1. C.
41ne heard of it. as no one heard of the
girls lie aided for the sole reason that
they needed aid. I t. thlrough the girl,
any ile did hear of it he attributed to
White the worst motives. Personally
I know of many cases where he has
helped those who had absolutely no
claii upoln him except that they were
ill and poor. And so far from being
the ogre he has been pictured. when a
man c1r, w1omana was in trouble. Stan
fri White was the firt manl in New
Y"lrk to wh ': r he : cw wo hild triu .
knwincthat. zi.,king nw questimns.
pn-ebi.rno rma .'it wouild .2ive
hitmI pesur t' serve them.
(hvin!-, iII the name of his profe."ien
tll; ~Illiark. ~io New' Y,-rk1 I 'i!\v
a- few other men have donl'. The
Ill-riple 4df t ile while eln111ty ki that
;1. a 1jude jr .inr1r he has chosen for
them publie buikildings which stanld
over all America, and that to him are
they indebted for much of the beauty
of the White City of the Chicago
Fair. But they do not know that near
ly every block of Newv York's great
est t hor'oughfares is crowded withI
mfonluments to his taste and genius,
and that for tihe last twenty years
there has hardly been a civic function
er p)ublie celebration that has not ow
ed to him something of its success.
It was he who( at the time of the Co
lumbus celebriation lined Fifth Ave
nute wvith Venetian masts and filled
the trees of Madison Square wvith
orange-color'ed lamps, under' which the
p)eople w'andered as though in a fairy
Lgard(en of their' own; it was lie who
was chosen to decorate the Metropoli
tari Oper'a House with fifteen thous
and roses: it w'as lie w~ho built tihe
Madiison Square Garden, the new Tiff
any buiilding,. the homes oif the players,
the Century. the Lambs, the Brook,
the lofty marble arch to Washington
whieb f'ronts Fifth Avenue. The cov'
ers you hav'e known for the longest
tune oun the magazines are his, and
the samej band that made the plans
for the Metropolitan Club, the home
'If the "millionaires'' drew the desir.rn
fo.r the pediestal of the Farragtt
statue, which the homeless take their
ease. In New York it is impossible
for the poor man, the rich man, the
man of taste and the man with none,
to walk abroad without being indebted
to Stanford White for something that
is good and uplifting. It is then in
telligent to believe that one whose
work w~as fine, big, and far-reaching
could himself have been degraded and
The misfortune was that Stanford
White dlied in such a manner that the
last moment of the career blinded peo
ple to the years that had gone before
and they judged him by those who for
the instant dragged him to their level -
not by what the man himself had been
or by what he himself had acentoplish-'
For Stanford White I hold no lyrief.
Hie was my friend, and, lie was kind to
me as lie was to many others, and I
can not butt believe when the hysteria
passes the world will again know him
as I knew him; as a big-hearted, gen
rnitated only pr6ves
es are made to imitate
olor of SCHNAPPS
Lds of SCHNAPPS
r similar tobaccos.
.d, tbo-oug;hiy cured
heC. zo Cf thet m'- .
y ziincc .16'7!5
kes a smnaller -
an Any Other
COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON
Charleston, S. 0.
121st Year begins September 28.
Letters, Science, Engineering. One
scholarship, giving free tuition, to
each county of South Carolina. Tui
tion $40. Board and furnished room
in Dormitory $11 a month. All can
didales for admission are permitted
to eolmpete for vacant Boyce scholar
ships which pay -100 a year. For
University of South Carolina.
Session 1906-1907 b)egins Wednes
lay. Stplem)er 26th.
Five hur-seading to B. A. deiree,
four to B. S. degree. one to L. D.
deZree and (ne to L. L. B. degree.
Certificates given for work completed
in ally one of the departments.
Expenses: Tuition fee $40.00;
term fee $18.00; room fee $8.00; one
half of each must be paid at the be
ginning of each term. Tuition fee
may be remitted upon presentation of
certificate of inability to pay the
A chance is still open to the oun
men of this county to get a Normal
Scholarship in the University of South
Carohina. . An examination for that
purpose will be conducted by the County
Superintendent of Education, F'riday,
Au ust 31, 1906.
ENte atocfr application blanks to
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Should you wish to buy
your winter supply for
August or September de
livery I would be pleased
to quote you prices.
See me 'before buying.
I can deliver any time af
ter August 15.
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