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:uy God-' Slucuni did liXewic
only he was the first one on the scene
and he staved.
There that night in a private man
sion (I have forgotten the owner's
name) amid the roaring and cracking
of the flames of the burning city, was
: ergie kep1 up during the whole
ni::l, the like of whichI was never
seen in the worst purlieus of the Five
Points. As the blaze from the manv
churches and other large buildings,
from the thousand housetops illumin
ed the city like day, one continued
throng of gaily dressed officers, drunk
with liquor and the excitement of the
raging city, were coming to bow down
to Mary and do her homage.
But let's hurry away from scenes
too revolting for decent eyes to read.
Mary 'had two troops of cavalry as
her escort. Her wagons, containing
the household goods, were put under
charge of an officer and detail. The
mar6h began. Officers before the car
Tiage, officers ehind and at each
window, were in one continued strug
gle to be near her, to catch the sound
of her voice or even a fleeting smile.
A United States flag waved over their
heads, and the wags dubbed the out
fit as "Lalla Rook's departure from
As it began, the orgie continued.
Through this State, through North
Carolina, and the old Commonwealth
of Virginia, this pageant passed
along, as if some Oriental queen or
princess were driving through her
realms to receive the plaudits and
worsthip of her blinded and infatuated
subjects. The writer did not see allJI
these tantrums himself exactly, but
while on a secret mission he got it
all at first hand and saw enough to
make him hold his breath.
What became of her lover, the lit
tle Captain. who had just come out
from hiding? Well, after taking the
lovely Mary to the Federal authori- I
ties, vouching for her and putting her
6n her road to fortune. he stepped
back. One look at the bacchanalian
feast in the city with his affianced
the center star, was enough. She
passed out of his life from that mo
ment. Say what we will, there were
' some,decent men in the Yankee Army,
at least among the officers.
She in time reached Washington
City and armed with credentials from
Sherman, the sly S10ecum and the
pious (fraud) Howard, she had little
trouble in getting Congress to donate
$30,000 as compensation for her
burned home and her .services in aid
6f tihe Federal prisoners. This amount
~braced tihe pair pretty well. They
journeyed from the capital to New
York, and were there welcomed with
open arms by the most exclusive cir
cles, she being hailed as the one grand
maiden from the aristocratic South,
who had remained loyal to the Un
ion and the flag.
Then a man by t'he name of Buch
anan, I think it was. with more mon
ey than brains, married Mary. 'iin
her as a bridal present a one hun
dred thousand dollar check. Then
there was a nine days' laugh. and~
then Buchanan was seen kicking
himself down the back stairs and all
over the back yard. What for? Some
said t'hat after Mary had thre eheek
cashed, she put her little thumb to her
nose and wriggled her jeweled fin
gers at "Buck'' and said. "Spoony.''
By this time the little Southern
girl could stand pretty well alone.
She shook her mother and .hubby
.There, took up the dropped name of
Boozer, and blazed into quiet and
sta.id Old Boston the blue blood and
,beauty of Dixie. Men smiled, but t:he
old Puritan (lames shook their heads.
Here. to'o. sh.e .ioined forces with a
pal, a Miss P earl, almost as beautiful
as Mary herself. They .rang the
chanzes on the Hub, and don't you
mistake yourself. Fabulous prices
were offered them to go upon the
But what did Mary want with a
stage, or Pearl ei ther ? T'he wol
was their stage, and oyster as well.
Safely secured with friends and
credentials from the highest officers
and officials in the land, they sailed
.away to France. At the court of the
ruler of the Third Empire they storm
ed the very battlements of the fickle
.and beauty-goving Faench. Ma~ry;
tackled at once, the old emperor wit'h
her wiles and guiles, but the wily lit
ile diplomat was too shrewd for the
beautiful .republi.ean princess. So af
ter doing the honor of one nation, to
the beauty of another, he smilingly
bowed her 'out.
'She turned her batteries upon the
larger craft that are always anchored
around a throne, and among otihers
whose armo.r had been pierced by the
dangerous and fatal eyes of Mary,
was the Count de B-. This same
count de B. showered favors and
jewels and almost the whole fortune
inhierited from his Bourbon ances
tors. 'upon this new-found sorcer
e's. not 'of the Nile. but of the Conga
ree. He sued for her hand in matnr
mnyn. There beingr a kind of Salie
law in France. ;s well as'm stier
countries of Europe. fo rb)idding the
arriages of royalty to members of
)IL,ce hi bl( Id. ti %\t w "Ild cut a rt
t his misalliaice, unless, however,
royalty yielded its titles and preroga
atives. But what did Mary want with
a Count without title or inheritance?
There were no cartoon artists in
that day but tihose wicked paragraph
ers had a held day of it. One ran in
this way, if mY memory selves me
"Mary had a little Count,
His hide was white as snow;
Everwlywhere that Mary went
The Count was sure to go."
The whole gamut of "Mary and
the lamb'' was spun out in the differ
ent papers. Another verse ran thas:
"What makes the Coun-t love Mary
The people all did cry.
Because Mary loves the "chink,"
The Comte did reply."
And so it went the .rounds of all
Tiring of the fickle and the effete
Gaul, Mary and her co-adventuress,
Miss Pearl, next bent their steps to
wards the capitol of the Russ, their
fame having preceded them, there
they played their beauty and excel
lent French against the fortunesof the
stiff-necked Muscovite. This Jezebel
could have plagiarized Caesar's fa
mous saying, "Veni, vidi, vici,"
only she would have put it, "I came,
theysaw, and I conquered." At every
court ball at the Winter Palace, or
fetes of royalty, she stood the bright
est stai in the galaxy. The Areh
duke Alexander, youngest brother of
old Nicholas, was smitten to the bone.
He fairly "brain stormed" over this
republican queen. Alas! for Mary!
Alas! for Alexander!
Mary was at the zenith of her con
quest, her little toes barely touching
the earth, while her eyes were among
rifts in the cumulus, diamonds, jewels,
precious gems fell at hers and Miss
Pearl's feet in such quantities that
it began to seem sacrilege to gather
more. A great ball was to be given.
The Winter Palace was ablaze with
plendor. The oldest and bluest blood
of the empire was there. Mary was
soaring to perilous heights. Alexander
sought a. private interview just before
the opening of the doo.rs to the great
ball room. They met in a little alcove
Alexander bedecking her with the
most ancient and costly jewels in all
Europe, some of which had come
down from the great Cat'harine, be
ing a part of her crowned jewels.
1he daring Archduke did not intend
that Mary should wear these jewels;
le only wished to see her in th'e setting.
They were to be hbers, of course, but
outside of the "dominion of the
reat White Czar.'' But vanity h.as
een t'he ruin of better women than
Mary. When the great vaulted arches
f the corridors began to resound with
merry laughter and small talk, beau
:y and royalty thronging in the great
ball room, Mary. robed in all the
splendor that French artists could
devise, weighted downwthjwls.n
em wothafmillions, glided in
>n the arm of some obscure noble
When she entered the assemblage
stood entranced. She was the very
narnation of southern womanhood
and beauty, adorned in such an array
f jewels and gems, and robed in
rarments as the queen herself might
ave envied. Every tongue was still
2d in admiration and astonishment.
But the keen scented olId Czar gave
squint a.t this plebian beauty and
adventuress. and detected the jewels
of his grandmothier. Calling his
Chambrlain to him he asked
for facts, they were soon forth
comina. Then he ordered these
jewels replaced, and b)eautifull Mary
was escorted beyond the frontier
within twelve hours, with an admo
nition that if caught within his con
fines again, she would spend her time
in future in Siberia.
Alexander was placed in what is
called "disgrace,'' with orders never
to hold offiee of trust in the limits of
the Empire, and banished from the
throne 's influence. To the day of his
death he held some minor official po
sition, outside the realm.
Mary 's wings were only clipped.
She fluttered to Monte Carlo, and
there gambled away a king's ransom.
Back to "Gay Paree'' she and
Pearl rushed, to try their fortune
amfofng thae diplomatie' corps of east
ern embassies. Mary caught and
married a son of a wealthy mandarin.
and accompanied him to the celestial
kingdom. But for some reason the
marriage was annulled, and she was
again flitting lik,e a butterfly among
othe roses of France.
Next she won -the 'heart and hand of
Count Aoito of the Japanese delega
tion, and lastly we find her in the
flowery kingdom of the Ohildren of
Mary thought everything was going
well with her in the silent. easy-goin
land of the Mikado, she began put
t ing on some democratie' airs and cut
ting a few republican shines. .
These riuier. unassuminZ Jahps stand
for a !int if' things. but do not stand
fm. foolisn. Then they have some
to earl aibitions women and wives
who kick up higl jinks with other
fellows. So Mary fell in the toils.
-Count Aoito sat up and took no
tiee and then something dropped.
It was Marv'. or rather Countess
.\(it's "ead that dropped in ;I bas
ket. under the knife of the guilotine.
Thus she died, after so many con
quests, a victim to her own vanity
and perfidy, a just retribution for her
duplicity and the misery she had en
tailed, a recompense for i the treach
cry to her friends, her confidantes.
and to the State that gave her birth.
TTLTMAN NOT TO JOIN FIGHT.
Senator Will Not Return to Wash
ington to Oppose Aldrich Ma,
Washington, D. C., August 2.
Senator Tillman will not return to
Washington again at this session of
Congress. This information was se
cured from B. R. Tillman, Jr., a son
of the Senator, to-day.
Although many inquiries have been
made for Senator Tillman here, it
was not known positively that he was
lecturing in the West until the state
ment was made by his son this morn
ing. Senators Bacon and Clay, of
Georgia; Bailey, of Texas, and other
Southern Senators are making a hard
fight to protect the interests of the
South in the tariff bill, but it is al
most impossible to keep the Aldrich
machine from running away with
probably 'half the Democrats absent.
ENGINEER SHOOTS NEGRO.
Railroad Man Wounds Black Whose
Actions Were Suspicious.
Oreenville, August 3.-Believing
that the negro was trying to enter
his home and the home of others in
the neighborhood. Engineer Ben
Snider, of the Southern Railway, left
his engine in the yards at the depot
at an early hour yesterday morning,
walking to his home. got his revolver,
commanded the negro to throw up his
hands, and when the negro refused,
shot him in the left shoulder. Lige
Gaines, the negro, some twenty-five
r thirty years of age, is now in jail,
having been treated by a physici.an,
nd later served with a warrant,
harging attempted larceny.
MR. CtLARK WARING DEAD.
oung Columbian Succumbs to Ty
Columbia, August 2.--Clark War
ng. Jr., one of the most promising
oung men of this city, died to-night
t 12 o 'clock. He had been unwell
for two weeks with typhoid fever,
ontracted in Birmingham. Alabama,
ut deathi came suddenly as a result
Mr. Waring graduated from t'he
itadel Academy with highest mili
tarv honors in 1906. and studied law
mder Jacob T. Barron, of this city.
Ele decided to enter the ministry, and
as a student of Sewanee at the time
f his death. He had been capta-in of
the Governor's Guards, of this city,
nd was a universal favorite.
TEMPLETONS PUT IN JAIL.
Two Saluda Men Returned to Prison
After Being Released on
Saluda. Aug. 3.-Two of the Tern
pletons, young white men, who have
een out on bond under a serious
arge- since the early spring, several
days ago left for the other side of
the Savannah. Their bondsmen,
fearing they would wander too far
away to find their way back in time
for t'heir trial in' October, reported
the matter to the sheriff. In a very
short time he had them located and
now they are in jail where they will
probably remain until court convenes.
"Women like masterful men'
"Yes: it's more fun to boss that
kind. ''-Philadelphia Bulletin.
A Mean Thrust.
'"Washington!'' exclaimed the ora
tor. '"First in war, first in peace.-'
''And last in football,'' interrupted
a low wretch.-Louisville Courier
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my life fo.r months.'' writes W. M.
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Newberry, S. C.
L D. DAVENPORT, EDW.n R, H IPP,
President. V. President.
M. L SPEARMAN, GEO. B. CROMER,
REPORT TO THE STATE BANK EXAMINER
OF THE CONDITION OF
The Bank of Prosperity
Prosperity, S. C.
AT' THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS, APRIL 28, 1909.
Loans .. ... .. $ 97,213-14CpiaStc....250.0
Overdrafts..... .. .. 1,976.03
Building andi Fixtures 4,0oo.00Srlsoc rfts 1,95
Cash in ourDutoohrbns ,640
vault . . $ 6.183.57Deois..... 94651
Cash in oth
er Banks. 25-494.18
SCapiBRta1DR tOck Y. .UNTER 2,0-0
JDFeRON, p st . ARNER, .9467-4
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The NEW SUN No.2
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BARBECUE BAHXMAN CHAPEL
On August 12th there will be a bar
becue at Bachman Chapel church for
the benefit of the church. Refresh
ments-iee cream and lemonade-Will
be served by the ladies of the congre
gation. Mrs. Jimmie Epps being at the
head of this. There will be some
speaking on subjects of public interest
Come, all who will and help a cause
worthy of your help.
A GRAND OPPORTUNITY
To See The Pacifc Coast And The
The best and most inexpensive way
to see the Pacific coast and the great
Western country this summer, and
take in the Alaska-Yukon Exposition
opened June 1st, is to "Go as you
please, pay as you go, stay as long as
October 31st, if you desire." Why
not spend your own moneyl Why not
plan your own trip and go in comfort,
and when it suits you? This may be
done by planning your trip over the
in connection with an individual par
ty leaving the Carolinas July 3rd, on
the individual expense plaa, whioh
will cost you about half as much as
a fixed expensive excursion tour.
July 3rd, Route.
Southern Railway, Goldsboro to
Queen and Crescent, Harriman
Junction to Danville, Ky.
Southern Railway, Danville, Ky., to ~
St. Louis, Mo.
Wabash R. R., St. Louis to Kan
sas City, Mo.
Union Pacific, Kansas City to Den-.
Denver & Rio Grande, Denver to
Salt Lake City.
S. P. L. A. & S. L., Salt Lake City
to Los Angeles.
Round Trip Railroad Rates.
Going via any ticketing route se
lected and returning via any ticketing
route as desired.
Via Portland, Seattle and Sani
turning one way via Portland and
Goldsboro .. .......$99.75
Greensboro .... ...99.75
Durham .. ......99.75
Columbia ....... ..98.20/
O'rangeburg ...... ..98.20
Greenwood .. ......96.65
Rock Hill ....... ..98.35
Anderson ......... 96.10
Raleigh .. ......... 99.75
Salisbury ......... 99.75
Charlotte ......... 99.75.
Greenville .. ... .96.65
Charleston .. .......9.75
Newberry .... ....97.4$
Chester.. .. ......98.35
Sumter .. .... .... . 5
Rates quoted from other ponts on
Tickets limited to October 31st,
1909, and permit stop-overs at all
points west of Chicago or St. Louis.
Tickets on sale daily to September
29th, 1909. Lower Round Trip Rates
'to and fromCalifornia queted on appli
cation. Before completing arrange
ments foryour trip give us an oppor
tunity to talk with you about the de
tails of it, quote you best 'rates and
tell you of the most interesting points,
and the best and c:heapest way to see
them. Write to representatives as
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S. H. McLean, P. & T. A.,
Columbia, S. C.
J. C. Lusk, D. P. A.:
Charleston , S
H. M. Pratt, T.. A..
Spartanburg, S. C.
R. H. DeButts, T. P. A.
Raleigh, N. C.
R. L. Vernon. D. P. A.,
Charlotte, N. C.