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When you are old, and I am old,
And Passion's fires are burned to embers,
And life Is as a tale that's told,
And only worth what love remembers.
If we should meet-two quiet folk
And change opinions of the weather,
Could word or look again provoke
The heart and eyes to speak together
The heart benumbed with so much ache,
The eyes bedimmed with so much crying?
Do buds long blighted ever break,
And green the vine already dying?
What hand of skill shall draw the line
'Twixt sordid love and holy passion?
What art shall fix the unfailing sign,
'And bring its reading into fashion?
What is the meaning of it all,
The chastened woe, the vanished sweet
If dark Oblivion's night shall fall
Forever on its incompleteness?
When you are dead, and I am dead,
Our faces lost, our names unspoken,
Shall then the mystery be read?
Can Heaven bind what Earth has
In clearer light and fairer day,
With finer sense the impulse proving,
Unfettered of this hindering clay,
Oh, what must be the joy of loving.
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'rom Shop to Mansion.
he Romantic Story of a Dreas
Maker's Rise In Life.
BY MRs. F. M. HOWARD.
F that bow was a
-...-. little more to the
-ight-a half inch,
say-I think I should
like it better." The
- speaker was a tall,
imperious - lookuin g
woman, and the girl
whom she addressed
had just tied the
rich strings of an
elegant bonnet for
II her inspection in the
"Very well, mad
- am; I can alter it for
you in one moment." The girl's tone was
fully as haughty and cold as madam's own,
and there was not a symptom of cringing
m the proud face of "that shop-girl," as
Mrs. Monteith mentally designated her.
She was used to servility and fawning, and
of-being flattered and told how exceedingly
wel every thing became her, and, conse
quently. was not pleased with this quiet at
"Dear me, what an awkward bow you
have tied!" and Mrs. Monteith petulantly
twitched the strings of the bonnet spite
fully, as she took it off for the alteration.
Isabel Grant looked at her half defiantly,
then took the bonnet in her hand, with a
strong effort at repression, and biting her
bp until it bled to keep back the words
ch longed to break out in a torrent and
overwhelm this aristocratic lady in her vic
She had been in a stormy humor all day,
and from the first customer in the morning.,
the fat woman who tried on every hat on
the rack, and departed with the purchase
-f's hat-pin, to this haughty Mrs. Monteith
at three in the afternoon she had been
rasped and tortured, until ery nerve was
o'Bless us, Isabel Grant, you look like a
thunder-cloud!" said lively Jennie Dewey,
as Isabel came back to the work-room for a
"Get up your lightning rods, then, if you
ire afraid of a storm," replied Isabel,
briefly. She was in no humor for joking,
M'- ~ en with Jennie.
"i'm surelIdon't see any need of using
WMe. Arnot's needle," said another; "you
have pins and needles enough in your ex
pression to supply the whole shop."
"Potr shame, girls; you can't help seeing
that Isabel is tired and worn out with wait
K ng on those trying customers."
The voice was a soft, gentle one, and at
its sound the lively girls ceased their tan
talizing laughter and looked gently at the:
speaker, it was sweet Lottie Ford, the lame
girl, whose tender sympathies for others
was born of intense suffering, and Isabel,
having scured her needle, stooped and
kissed tihe -white, blue-veined forehead of
thegir3,aa she turned to leave the room.
"You have always a soothing word, you lit
gle white dove," she said, in a half-whisper,
and~a gentle expression came over her face,
a s sheimade her way back to Mrs. Monteith.
It was a very fashionable establishment,
Mmne. Arnot's, and its plate-glass show
windows were marvels of tasteful beauty,
ingwith airy laces and bright designs in
ribbons, the show-room itself had little to
indicate the character of the establishment
excoept one large rack in the center of the
room, hung with trimmed hats, and the row
-on row of band-boxes on the handsome
shelves where the choicest specimens of
pattern hats and Parisian styles were kept.
Elegant mirrors hung on all sides; easy
Schairs and little sofas were scattered about
for the convenience of the fashionable
ladles, whose labors in shopping were sup
"istive, but woe to the
shopgirl .zace dare sit down
en these inviting res~,foi' Xime. Arnot
~was a strict disciplinarian and indulged in~
-no inconvenient sympathy for her work
people. A mere shop-girl was not sup
posed to be tired, and if she was there were
plenty of good, hard chairs in the work
room, provided she found any time to use
Mmne. Arnot had no idea of being a
harsh mistress; in fact she prided herself
exceedingly on her Christian virtues, and
considered herself a particularly amiable
-person; indeed among a certain class of her
customers she was spoken of as that
- sweet person," Mmne. Arnot, but the title
never extended to the work room..
She was a small woman, with blue eyes
which were capable of a variety of expres
sions; to the rich Mrs. Monteith they
beamed with good nature and pleasant emo
tions; to Isabel Grant, the poor shop-girl, a
paidperson, they could flash with a tyran
mical gleam that transformed the plump,
prietty face completely.
Mme. Arnot had been once poor herself,
bitterly poor, and had risen by various
stages to the position she now occupieJ, and
6. commend me to that person who, with a'
-mean, selflshheart to begin with, rises from
poverty to affuence for an exampleof the
snob perfect; one who will grind her poor
dependents down to the very smallest pow
der and make them feel her power to the
To say that Isabel Grant felt this amiable
quadity in Mmne. Arnot's make-up is a fee
ble term; it stung her, degraded her, filled
herv'ery soul with bitterness from day to
day, but as yet she had seen no escape fromn
it, for she had her bread to earn. -
The season was almost over, and only this
morning Isabel had received a letter from
her aunt, with whom she had always lived,
and it was filled with bitter complaints of
poverty, of the husband's drunkenness, and
sad bewailings of her hard lot, which sent
the girl's heart, throbbing with pain, down,
down like lead, and made her feel as if she
hadno right in that already over-crowded
She was no tender-eyed heroine who could
go into that disordered household and, with
gentle words and saintly influences, lure
-coarse John Harmon from his cups and be
a tower of strength to the long-sufferingi
wife. No, indeed ! she felt only too clearly
that, harassed, goaded and over-worked as
-she had been, she would only prove another
element of discord there, and she longed,
with fierce intensity, for some refuge which
would take her from it
-"Miss Grant, if you can not look more
plesnt you had better retire to the work
-room and let Miss Dewey take your place,"
s:aid Mmne. Arnot, coldly, as Mrs. Mon
>teth swept out to her carriage, followed by
~ isabel's flashing eyes. "Your expression
is enough to drive customers away, instead
of .attracting them."
-They were alone for a moment, and Mine.
Arnot took the opportunity to speak her
- reproof, but another party coming in she
was all smiles in a moment.
There were several in the party, and de
would only too gadly have followed Mme.
Arnot's advice, and retreated to the workl
room. Upon so small a thread our destinies
sometimes hang, but one of them, a bright
youn g lady, who was evidently about to be
come a bride, claimed her attendance.
Two gentlemen came in with them, a tall.
middle-aged manwhom theeyounger lady ad.
dressed as "Uncle Harvey," and a younger
gentleman, evidently the bridegroom-elect.
It was a pleasant task to wait upon this
gentle girl after the rasping experiences of
the day, and while Mime. Arnot smiled
lavishly on the elder ladies of the party Isa
bel brought out the daintiest and most ex
quisite models of the millinery art for the
inspection of the younger lady,who received
her attendance with a sweetness and grace
which soothed and comforted her in spite
The elder of the gentlemen had thrown
himself upon a little sofa, and was watch
ing proceedings with silent attention.
Isabel was not a handsome girl. She
realized this painfully when placed in con
trast with those more favored, but there
was in her face an interesting expression
which attraoted more attention than she
knew; her eyes, which were large and full,
were really fine when lighted up with feel
ing, or brilliantly electric when in passion;
her hair, if allowed to curl, would shape itself
into long, glossy ringlets which well became
the haughty poise of her head; but aside
from these redeeming features Isabel was
undeniably plain; yet few gave her a pass
ing glance, and surely this elderly stranger
was not doing so, for he fixed his eyes upon
her and watched her every movement with
"Isn't that hat perfectly lovely on Lilly?"
said one of the ladies. "I never saw any
thing more perfectly in her style."
It was indeed a gem, as bonnets go, and
was further adorned by the pure, gentle
face which it framed.
"Mrs. General Lansing ordered one just
like it for her daughter; you know they
spent their honeymoon in Europe, and the
bride w*Xas exceedingly particular," said
IMme. Arnot; she was all smiles, as these
customers were looking at her best goods,
and Isabel was redeeming herself in her
eyes, as she waited on the young bride-to-be
with pleased interest.
"How do you like it, Uncle Harvey?" and
the young lady whirled gracefully on one
toe, interrupting the gentleman in a brown
"Me? Oh, I really am not a judge of mil
linery," he replied, rather absently. "Be
sides, the absurdity of asking me for an
opinion when Ralph is here."
"She knows only too well what my opin
ion is," said the younger man, gallantly.
More badinage was gayly tossed back and
forth, and more bats were brought out and
tried on, and amidst the merriment Isabel
had forgotten her troubles; even her aunt's
unhappy letter had faded from her nind,
and she was smiling cheerfully with the
rest, and for the moment forgot that she
was only a shop-girl, so soothing was Lilly
Stanford's gentle manners and pretty
Finally the purchases were made, and the
party were ready to go.
"Why, aren't you going with us, Uncle
Harvey?" saId Lilly, as the elderly gentle
man remained on the sofa, hat in hand.
"If you'll excuse me, I believe I'L do no
more shopping to-day. You see you have
given me no opportu'nity to select a hat for
myself," he added, laughingly, "and I can
easily walk home when I find one to suit
"Quite likely he is going to look up a
suitable present for Lilly," said one of the
elder ladies, nodding her head sagaciously,
"since he can not stay for the wedding." ;
Meantime Mr. Harvey Falconer hadl
stepped up to Isabel, as she was arranging
theiaeoris of the last invasion of band.
boxes, and, as the carriage drove away, he
said, gravely: "Pardon me, miss, for such
an apparently unpardonable liberty, but I
would like very much to see you alone,
with madam's permission," with a bow to
Mine. Arnot smiling behind her counter. :4
She would have been supercilious under
other circumstances, but this man's family
were among her best custumners, so she re
strained her surprise, and said, politely:
"Miss Grant, show Mr. Falconer to the
parlor up stairs," but there was a trace of
suppressed coldness and disdain after all
beneath her smiles, and her mental com
ment was: "What can Harr'mFalconerhave
to say to that shop-girl?"
Isabel led the way to a small but hand
somely-urnished parlor on the second floor,
and as her companion dropped into the
easy chair which she wheeled out for him.
he handed her his card, saying: "I hardly
know how to commence this interview,
which must seem so very strange to you,
but I have found myself taking a remark
able interest in you as I have been watch
ing you in the shop, and I wish to inquire
into your history, so far as is necessary for
a clear understanding between us, and I, in
turn, will give you my own."
"My history is soon told," said Isabel,
with a half smile. 'Ijam Isabel Grant, an
"Bow DO TOU LIKE IT, CxcLE HARVBY ?"
orphan, and my home has been with ar,
aunt who is poor like myself ; my home is
not a happy one." She wondered at herself
that she could give these particulars so
freely to one whom she had never seen be
fore, but there was something in this man's
face that was kind and reassuring, and,
without being able to explain why, she felt
as if there was no strangeness in his re
He looked at her kindly and -searchingly.
"You are heart-whole?" he said, inquir
"Perfectly so," she replied; "I have had
no time for love-making. I will not deny
I have had my dreams of a home, and my
ideals of what that home should be; but,
sir, why do you ask me these questions?"
She looked at him fearlessly and inquir
"First let me return your confidence, and
will answ-er your questions," be replied.
"I am a widower; five years ago I buried
my life's dearest hopes, in the person of my
wife, whom I loved more tenderly even than
I knew until I was forced to give fier up. I
thought then my heart was broken, and
that I could never love again. I am some
thing os a mind-reader, and while you were
waiting upon my niece I studied you care
fully, and I saw in your face the index to a
mind akin tomy own.
"Never, since my darling Mattie died, have
I seen a woman who seemed. like her, to be
a part of myself, and as I looked at you, and
felt this mysterious drawing towards you, 1
resolved that, however strange and uncon
entional the proceeding might be, I would
ask for this interview and make your ac
Isabel smiled a little skeptically: "Your
interest is indeed strange, sir, toward a
umble workwoman. If I were in the
higher walks of life, such as I imagine you
to be familiar with (he had an air of quiet
goodbreeding which justified her assertion),
the interest would be mole natural; as it
is, perhaps I am vicious and designing as
well as poor."
" No, you are not," he replied, positively.
"I have made faces a study, and I read no
bility in yours; true, the circumstances you
have mentioned may have lent a bitter tinge
to your character; I could readily believe
that, for I do not imagine poverty, depend
ence or continual strife cailculated to bring
out the best emotions of the soul, but, Miss
Grant, I read unswerving integrity in your
face, undeveloped power. -anid ;n ability to
control self that I am assured will make
you a noble woman, if you cani have the op
portunity for the development of these bet
"But, sir, granted that this supposition
is correct, how can it be helped?"
This view of her case was an inspiring
one, in spite of the fact that it came from
one so entirely a stranger; she had
groaned in spirit under the knowledge that
sh ...., grow every day more un
amiable and frettul.
How much of this was die to merje
physical disability she did not iealize, but,
at times, it seemed as if she could not bear
another particle of strain upon her over
The time had been when she could bear
Mme. Arnot's almost intolerable arro
gance with good nature, could endure
John Harmon's coarseness with patience,
and help her aunt bear her heavy burdens
with tender sympathy, but that time had
passed by, and she little realized how near
she was to a complete breaking down, both
physical and mental.
"The poverty is still an insuperable bar
rier; the unhappy home is growing more
and more tangible and unalterable, and my
position as dependent upon Mme. Arnot's
freaks of temper, or ethers just like her,
seems just as inevitable as before." She
spoke bitterly now; the remembrance of
her aunt's letter loomed up before her, and
all the trials of her lot seemed doubly un
bearable in the light of this glimpse of
better things, and she dropped her head
upon her hands in dejection.
" No. not inevitable," said Mr. Falconer,
slowly; "there is another life before you
where none of these things can come. I
:an offer you a home," she raised her head
SHE SPOKE BITTERLY NOV. - 4
with a startled expression, "where there
is plenty and peace at least, and through
the medium of which I hope to win your
love in due time. This home is with me,
and as my wife. Will you marry me!"
"I am aware that my proposition is a
strangely startling one," said he, gently, as
Isabel looked at him with clasped hands as
if in a dream; "but I leave the city to
morrow, and I wish to take you with me,
and release you at once from the hardening
influences by which you are surrounded."
" To-morrow !" said Isabel, repeating the
words after him, mechanically; release
from all these harassing things to-morrow,
and through such an unlooked-for medium,
no wonder the girl was dazed.
"But your family, your friends, what
will they say to your marrying ashop-girl?"
she said, her mind going back to gentle
Lilly Stanford, irrelevantly, because it
really had so little to do with the matter,
but feeling for the moment as if scorn and
aversion toward her in that sweet young
face would be more than she could bear;
worse, indeed, than her present ills.
"My family!" he replied, haughtily; "fort
unately I am entirely independent of their
fancies, and fully old enough to choose for
myself; besides, they aresensible and kind,
and if I am happy, will love you for my
sake, until they can do so for their own.
Take a little time, Miss Grant, and think
over the matter calmly before giving me an
answer. I can give you undoubted refer
ence as to my character before the mar
"One question," she said, gravely; "I have
seen what a love of stimulants can do in a
home whether it be rich or poor, and I have
vowed sacredly never to marry a man who
indulged in them, even in the least degree."
She looked at him interrogatively.
"Fave no fears in that respect," he re
plied, earnestly. "I despise any thing of
the sort as much as you can do, and I honor
you the more for your resolve in regard to
it. I never use liquor in any form."
She raised her eyes and looked in his face
long and searchingly; she, too, had a fac
ulty for reading faces, or rathier her in
stincts read for her, and rarely betrayed
her; she saivin this case an honest manli
ness in the face before her which inspired
her with confidence, and going to him she
stretched out her hands, saying, with a
tearful smile: "Mr. Falconer, if you are wvill
ing to abide the consequences of this im
pulsive act, I will accept your offer, and
earnestly strive not to disappoint you."
He rose, and taking her bands in his, said
uietly: "-It shall be the study of my life to
convince you that your informal choice is a
wise and happy one. I leave the city to.
morrow at 2:15. Shall we fix the ceremony
at one, In this room?"
" As you please," replied Isabel; she was
yet too bewildered to give attention to de
"Very well, I will call in the morning at
nine, and ask Mine. Arnot for permission to
use her room."
"Isabel Grant, do, for pity's sake, tell us
what Harvey Falconer could wish to see
you for," cried Mmne. Arnot, who was in the
work-room when Isabel entered it at last,
with a preoccupied, far-away look in her
"We are dying to know!" said Jennie
Dewey; "has he gone into the millinery
usiess and offered you a position as sales
woman?" The idea of Isabel and bonnets
"He has offered me a position," replied
sabel, dreamily, "not as a saleswomaa,'
but ashis wife." . .4
"His toife!" almost screamed Mme.Arnot.
in her surprise; "Harvey Falconer, the
nimionaire; nonsense, girl, you're joking."
"The miluionaire!" It was Isabel's turn
now to be surprised; she had thought little
f his position in life, and had supposed him
to be a comfortable tradesman, or, to come
earer the truth, she had had no definite
thoughts on the subject except as his words,
"peace and plenty,' suggested a home of
omfortable abundance, and she sank into
a chair trembling. "I'm not joking," she
said, faintly. "but I had no idea he was a
an of suoh wealth when I accepted him."
"There will be a fine humming among his
ristocratic friends when they hear he has
arried a shop-girl," said Idmie. Arnot,
scornfully; she had married a canal driver
in her days of poverty, in lieu of a better
ofer, and through all her years of prosper
ity he had remained the same, low, vulgar
and illiterate, a creature to be kept out of
sight of her present circle of friends, so far
as possible, and it galled her and filled her
with wrath and jealousy that a girl, hitherto
ependent upon her for her daily bread,
should by one stroke of fortune rise so high
above her in the social scale which she
would occupy as Harvey Falconer's wife.
"But there's no danger ! He's fooling you,
girl; he'll never marry you !"
"Time will tell," was Isabel's quiet reply.
It seemed to her now, in the family atmos
phere of the work room, that it was all a
dream, and that Mmne. Arnot's disdainful
words were only too reasonable, but, as she
had said, time would tell, and a very short
time, for Mr. Falconer'slast words had been:
"Expect me at nine to-morrow."
"In case of such an absordity occurring, I
will give you just one year to get behind
my counter; no good results could possibly
come from such a strange alliance," and
Mie. Arnot flounced out of the room far
from gracefully, and the girls were left
"The spitefulold cat !" said Jennie Dewey,
indignantly; "it's no wonder she envies you,
Isabel, in comparing Mr. Falconer with hor
rid John Arnot; but do tell us all about it."
But Isabel could not; she was not a gush
ing or effusive girl, and her deeper feelings
especially were inexpressible. Mr. Fal
coner had touched these In his conversation,
and she could no more have repeated it
than she could have brought out for inspec
tion the tenderest of love making.
"It all seems so unreal," she pleaded; "all
I can tell is that he proposed to me and I ac
"For Miss Grant," said Ellice Ryan, com
ing in from the shop at the moment with a
"That certainly looks like tangible proof,"
said Jennie, as Isabel undid the package and
disclosed a plush box which, when opened,
revealed an elegant diamond ring. Mr. Fal
oner must have studied the slender white
ingers to advantage during his stay, for the
rg fitted her engagement finger to a
nicety. A new, sweet feeling stole into her
heart with the gift; she had not been used
to being considered and cared for, and a new
world was openmng up before her; one of
happiness as well as her own in her hanes,
and the questlon whether or not she.woiild
fail in the trust committed to her was a
'Dear me! you wouldn't catch me looking
so like an owl if I had some one to send me
diamond rings," cried Jennie, as Isabel
turned the brilliant slowly around on her
"Dear Isabel, I am so elad for you," said
gentle Lottie Ford, rising and limping over
to her side, where she stood caressing the
waves of Isabel's dark hair, as she whis
pered softly: "I believe he is a good man,
and that is worth more than gold or dia
"Yes. Lottie," replied Isabel. in a whisner
also; --yet that seems to De the iast thing
others think of. If I could not have felt
that he was good and true, I would never have
Nine o'clock precisely brought Mr. Fal.
coner to the shop, where he proffered his-re
quest with the air of a man who knew what
he-was about. Madam was all smiles, and
seeing that the affair was a reality and near
at hand, began to alter her deportment to
ward Isabel materially, in hope of gain to
herself; the future wife of a millionaire be
ing a person of much more importance in
her eyes than plain Isa el Grant.
She could not forbear one little malicious
shot, however, and she asked with a touch
of sarcasm in her honeyed tones: "Do your
friends, the Stanfords, attend the wedding?"
"Mrs. Falconer will make the acquaint
ance of my friends in her own home,
madam," replied Mr. Falconer, coldly; he
understood the sarcasm perfectly, and re
,-I observe that the ring fitted, Miss
Grant," he said, gravely, taking her hand;
there were too many curious eyes about to
indulge in aught but commonplaces.
"I wonder you could have guessed so ac
curately," she replied.
"At one, then, you will be ready," he con
tinued, still holding her hand.
"Yes." How atrong he was; howhis pres
ence swept away all the objections which,
when the darkness and solitude of night
had surrounded her, came trooping to her
mind, suggesting a thousand tormenting
thoughts and fears.
"If there are any expenses to be met you
will allow me to defray them," making a
motion toward his breast pocket. Mine.
Arnot had withdrawn her sharp eyes for
"Oh, no, no," and she shrank back
hastily; "I have been frugal and am well
supplied for the present."
There was little accomplished in the
work room that morning, the prospect of
the wediling in the afternoon effectually
dissipating business ideas.
Isabel would almost have preferred leav
ing her life at Mme. Arnot's where she had
taken it up, in the work room, but she ban
ished the idea as a sentimental one. All the
girls were to be present at the ceremony,
and Kitty Ray remarked that they owed
Isalkel a vote of thanks for getting them a
glimpse of madam's parlor, which, though
nothing grand in itself, she held sacred
from the intrusion of her shop-girls, but in
this instance she could not refuse the re
quest of the rich Mrs. Falconer to be.
She was too busy during the short time
remaining to have many ideas aside front
packing her slender wardrobe into a trunk
several sizes too small for it. "I suppose the
next time you travel you will have a sara
toga trunk with a cupola on it," said
Jennie, as she dextrously fitted Isabel's
best hat into a box.
"The future looks like a vast untried
sea," replied Isabel, "so entirely vague
that I make no calculations on what may or
may not come to me."
"Not even in the prosaic matter of a
trunk," laughed Jennie;'now, I should have
a whole wardrobe, hung with elegant
dresses, and half a jewelry store blocked
out in my mind if I stood in your shoes."
Isabel dressed herself in her best, a plain
brown silk, suitable for traveling, with
bonnet and wrap to match, and she looked
quite as stylish as Mrs. Stanford herself,
and Mr. Falconer looked at her in pleased
surprise as he, in company with a clergy
man, came into the parlor; he had only
seen her in her plamn shop dress, and to-day
she had let down her hair and allowed it to
take its natural bent, the little tendrils
curling about her forehead and quite trans
formingher.plain face. "A decidedly fine
looking woman," was Harvey lkaleoner's In
ward comment, "and will fit into her sur
roundings like a charm."
The solemn service was soon said, the
heavy wedding ring slipped into Its place,
and after bidding the girls an affectionate
good-bye, Isabel Falconer was handed to
the carriage in waiting, and bade adieu for
ever to her life at Mmne. Arnot's, and it re
nained to be seen whether Harvey Falconer
had read her character aright, or had masde
a false move in the game of life. a .
[To be continued.]
A Stormy Session.
ST.FPAUL, Minn., July 8.-The State
xecutive committee of the Farmer's Al
lance met here yesterday and later a
onference for the purpose of organizing
anew people's party in Minnesota was
eld. Donnelly, who had been appointed
hairman of the Minnesota committee by
he Cincinnati convention, presented the
ame of the full State committee. Sen
tor Hompe, leader of the anti-Donnelly
Alliance faction, objected to the new
ommittee. Debate prew warm and
inally a compromise was adopted,
hough D~onnelly objected strenuously.
A compromise committee of five an
ounced a new committee late in the af
ernoon divided between two factions.
Another fight then arose on some mem
er of the committee. Ex-President R.
. Hall denounced Editor Fish of the
reat West as a traitor and called him
a liar, when the latter attempted to de
fend himself. The report was adopted
and the new State committee met last
Horrors or Heathendom.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 3.-The steamer
hina arrived this evening from Hong
ong and Yokohama. The threatened
rot at Nanking took place'. The Meth
dist girls' school was attacked, pillaged
and bunned on May 25 by a Chinese
abble. Several other mission build
ngs were attacked and would have been
emolished but for the interference of
oldiers sent by the viceroy after urgent
appeals from the missionaries. Furth
r rioting is expected at Kin Kiang.
he outbreaks are said to be the work
f secret societies, the prime object not
eing to injure foreigners, but to en
angle the Chinese Government in
foreign complications in the hope thiat
hereby a successful insurrection may
e started. At Tanlang on June 1 a
ob pillaged the mission building, over
owering the mandarin and soldiers.
he Christian cemetery was dug up,
he heads piled in a heap and the man
arin dragged to the spot by his queue.
he Governor of Annan reports behead
ng of twenty-five ringleaders in the
roubles at Nicu.
The Storm at Galveston.
GALVESTON, July 8.-The loss on
alveston Island from Sunday night's
torm did not amount to more than
1,500. The citizens were more seared
han hurt. The fishing smack Dania,
ommanded by Capt. Robert Frank
ovneh, was wrecked off~ Smith's Point, on
he north side of Galveston Bay, during
he squall Monday morning, and five of
he six men aboard of her were drown
d, Those drowned are: Robert Frank
vich, Frank Miliovich, Pete Strangel,
ack Speech, and an unknown man.
ews of the terrible disaster was brought
o the city Monday evening by Vincent
agovitch, the sole survivor of the little
raft. The sloop Mattre left last night
o search ior the bodies of the unfortu
Death at a Dance.1
WASHING TON. Pa., July 8. -An inci-1
ent occurred at McDonald, Washing
on county, in which a young girl namedi
argaret O'Hara lost her life. A num
er of young folks were holding a dance
t McDonald and had the platform
ighted by coal-oil lamps, hung above
the heads of the dancers. One of the
amps became detached, and falling at
the feet of Miss O'Hara., exploded, from
which her clothes caught fire, and she
as soon enveloped in fiames. The
flames were soon extinguished, but too
late to save her lif e, as she died that
niht in the most terrible aony.
KILLED BY _LECTMiCITY
FOUR MURDERERS ELECTROCUTEC'j
AT SING SING PRISON.
There Was a Terrible Shock anl then Ob
livion--Nothing to Terrifv the Speeda
tors-The Men DII Widiou. a S. .iiz
SING SING.N. Y.,.July 7.-Th.: fwmr
inierable murderets-$lI m. Soil. r.
Wood and Jugigo- wre put to detht
here early this morning in thr -lee ri i
chair; the first naied at 420 . i. ar'i
the others later, at iintervisl (of ab;ut
half an hour apart-Jugigo. LI las'
victim. receiving the deadly lightning
stroke at 6.05 a. i.
Most of the men were awake wher,
shortly before 4 o'cock, the piiests and
the chaplain appeared. Chaplain Ed
gerton spoke a few words of comfort
to Jugigo, when he told him that the
end was near, but the Jap did n( t re
ceive them in a grateful spirit. and the
chaplain passed on to Smiler's cell,
while the two priests busied themselves
respectively with Slocum and Wood.
The condemned men took very calmly
the announcement that the sentence
was about to be executed. They were
dressed when the chaplain and the
priests entered. Their clothing was
much alike-a suit of dark diagonal,
white shirt and collar and black tie.
About 4 a. m. the witnessts distribu
ted themselves about the death chain
ber. The electrician was in charge of
the apparatus for measuring the cur
rent, which was fastened to the side of
the closet opposite the entrance to the
cell room. It consisted of a volt-meter,
a resistance coil, and a row of twenty
incandescent lamps, each measuring
100 volts. A heavy switchboard formed
the connection between the wires from
the dynamo room at the other end of
the prison grounds and the wires in
the executioner's closet adjoining. A
push button communicated with a sig
nal bell in the dynamo room. When
the witnesses had ranged themselvts
about the room, the electrician touched
this button once. The engineer re
sponded to the signal and starte d the
dynamos. They had been tested up to
3,000 volts during the morning. When
the current had been turned on Ihe elec
trician threw the switch which turned
it into the row of lamps above his
head. They burst into a glow of light
that rivalled the daylight shining
through the canvass covering of the
the windows about the sides oi the im
provised execution room.
The testing apparatus showed again
a satisfactory strength of current. The
electrician advised the warden of this
fact. The warden went to the great
iron door at which stood one of the as
sistants, whom he had ap pointed under
warrant of the law, and it was opened
to permit him to pass through. 11
was gone only a couple of minutes. In
that time he had notified Head Keeper
Connaughton. who was in the con
demned cell room, that the 'chair was
ready for the first of the condemned
The death warrant was not read to
the condemned men in the cell as was
done in the case of Kemmler. The
warden had said that he did not know
anything in the law requiring him to
read the death warrant. As a precau
tionary measure he would read it, but
not at the time of the execution
sometime before, if possible. It was
his wish to prevent the other men
knowing that the first man had been
taken from his cell if it was possible to
do so. So the exit from the cell room
was made as quietly as possible. The
warden and the head keeper walked
ahead, then the condemned m an, be
tween the t wo priests, Father Creeden
and Father Lynch, then the t wo guards.
When the witnesses had gathered in
the chamber some of them appeared
very nervous, and all showed signs of
great strain on their sensibilities.
Sloum had been selected as the first
victim, and as soon as the good priests
had finished their supplications, he
said he was ready and stepped out of
his cell with alacrity. The walk to
death began. Following the Warden
and his deputy came 5locum, between
two priests, who held aloft in front of
him a crucilix, at which he steadfastly
gazed. Two keeper deputies brought
up the rear of the fatetul procession.
Slowly the heavy doors swung back,
and with a solemn tread and mien the
little procession walkE d into the room
where the silence of death prevailed.
They had but few steps to take. The
chair was directly in their front. As
the leaders parted the chair stood out
in all of its awfulness before the man
about to sit in it and die. Siocunm
halted at the Warden's command just
on the edge ot the rubber mat which
was to protect those who were watching
his life go out. The doomed man's
gaze was riveted on the chair. Then it
wandered to the dangling wire and the
closet from which it was suspended.
Back to the chair It came like a needle
to the magnet, and he started as though
he had received a shocg from the wire
when the Warden began reading the
death warrant, while the reverend men
engaged in silent prayer. The wit
nesses were grouped to the left of the
chair. The scientists stood in front of
the switchboard watching the current,
which they read like a book as it ilashed
in the lamps and through the recording
instruments. The executioner was
heard to rise from his chair in the closet
nd place himself ready to do his duty.
With an attempt at a smile Slocum
seated himself in the chair and leaned
his head back against the rubber rest
as though lie was simply preparing to
be shaved. The forced smile remained
n his face, and as Fathers Creeden
nd Lynch took up) their position in
frono of him he again directed his gaze
at the cross while Connaughton began
fastening the straps. Slocum's eyes
were cloar and he appeared to be in
perfect physical condition. ie took
his eyes from the cross long enough to
aid Deputy Warden Connaughton in
his task, and then until the shield was
placed on his face, his lips moved in
prayer as he looked lixedly at the cross.
Straps crossed and re-crossed his body
nd his legs were tightly bound to the
foot rest. ~Then his arms w~ere tastened
nd Slocom could no longer move a
muscle. Finally an oddly arranged set
f straps that oound his chair in one
position and covered his eyes were put
in place. Now Doctors MacDonald and
Rockwell and Professor Laudy ap
proached to attach the electrodes. The
positive electrode was placed on Sio
u's head,the same as in the K~emmler
electrocution. The negative electrode
was attached to his right leg, the
trousers having been folded up for this
purpose before Slocumn was bound in
the chair. When the electrodes had
been satisfactorily adjusted and the
wires attached the three scientists
glanced at the switchboard, said the
current was steady and registered 1.100
olts. Doctors MacDonald and Rock
ell then stood on either side of the
chair. Other physicians among the
witnesses drew near. w'.le the laymen
stood back as though not sure of their
nerves. Doctors Daaiiels, Southwick
nd Ward took special iuterest in these
preliminaries and with watch in hand
waited the signal. Warden IDuston of
Auburn prison stood alongside Warden
~rown and offered suggestions. All
his had taken less time tnlan it has to
tell it. Professor Laudy's hand graspe:l
he handle of the switch which turiied
Lhe current into the wires in the elec
rocutioner's closet. Warden Brown
'aised his hand and Professor Lru dyf
turned the switch. Then the Warden1
tapped on the closet. The unknown
oside gave a quick pull to his rubber
overed lever. Trhe electric iluid was
released before the sound of the tap
reached Slocum's ears, and like light
ning's flash it sped through his body.
Vhere was not a tremor of the body as
1 physician counted the seconds, and
when Professor Laudy turned off the
curent Slonum sat rigid and lifeless in
th* clir. When the electrodes were
removed it was discovered that his
skull and the ilesh of his leg had been
slighi ly burned; but there was no smell
of roasting Ilesh such as made the
Kerunnier eirctrocution so horrible.
The straps were unloosed and the body
carried back into the rear room.
Smier di i not hesitate when told
th.t his hour had corme, but when
the deaii chair appeartd before him he
almost fell to the '.oor. His knee.
ktiocuk- t ntA.;r and but for the sup
pint of hi. spiritual advisers he would
eer'in iy ht co'lapsed. Warden
Otro%1n quily read thi- death warrant,
ain1 'a'ler wats ba-oily seated in the
chair. His iace tuooK on a ghastly hue
an.1 Coaaughton gz(ot no assistance
froin this victim in arranging the
straps. Smiler was bound and the elec
trodes applied in a much briefer time
than Slocum.v nd in a lew seconds Smi
ler also was deid. The same light
burning under the electrodes was no
tieed as in Siocun's case.
Wood had been prepared by Fathers
Creeden and Lynch while Smiler was
going to his death and he was all ready.
lie uttered no word when the time
cane. Ile walked to death supported
by the oriests. Wood betrayed noemo
tion when he gazed upon the chair, but
kept his eyes fixed on the crucifix. He
sat down in the chair diffidently and
his binding was accomplished so quick
ly that it was only twenty-four min
utes irom Smiler's end until death
came to Wood. t was becoming easy
to kill men. The witnesses displayed
no emotion. There was nothing to
cause nausea, and death came to its
victims so quickly that it was all over
before they realized it.
Jugiro at first refused to leave his
cell, but when Connaughton said Come
on, Joe, be a brave man,' the Jap walked
out quietly. Two additional keepers
marched one on each side of the Jap,
while the chaplains followed behind
the warden and his deputy. The Jap
did not seem to comprehend the pur
poses of the chair and seated himself
without a protest. A keeper assisted
Connaughton in binding the Jap and
the last act was quickly accomplished.
The current was allowed to remain in
the Jap's body about three seconds
longer than with the three others; ac
cordingly his skull and leg were strong
ly maricd by the electrodes. Jugiro's
body was taken away. Six bells were
struck as a signal to the electrician in
the dynamo room that all was over,
and the witnesses returned to the War
The approximate time of turning on
the current in each ease was: Slocum.
4.10: Smiler, 5.10; Wood, 5.30; Jugiro,
6.0. The prisoners had received some
intimation beforehand that the execu
tions were to take place this morning
and they were prepared for them. They
went to the execution chair bravely
and met their fate without a struggle.
They offered no resistance, but rather
assisted the keepers when they were
bound down in the chair. The elec
trodes were not applied as in the
Kemmler case to the top of the skull
and the base of the spine, but were
bound to the forehead of the con
demned men and the calves of their
legs. The current was turned on in
each case for twenty seconds. The
voltage was anout 1.500 and 1,00. In
each case there was apparent evidences
of revival as in Kommler's case, and in
each of these four cases the current
%:as turned on a second time. In spite
of the fact that the sponges were kept
constantly wet all of tne executed men
were burned nv the current, and espe
cially about the calves of their legs.
Medical men present agree that death
came on the first contact and that the
seeming revival was merely reflex mus
cular action. None of the witnesses
was overcome by fright and all of them
who have spoken have made the state
ment that the electrodes were success
ful and that death in all cases was in
stantaneous and painless.
Shall Nct Go to Jail.
CHATTANOOGA, July 8.-Athens,
Tenn., is in a great state of excitement.
During the session of the Circuit
court today, Judge Arthur Traynor
presiding, (ol. T. M. Burkett, a well
known lawyer, was pleading for a re
duction of the fine .imposed upon a
client. In the course of his remarks he
made some very disrespectful allusions
to the judge presiding. The juodge there
upon lined Col. Biurkett $50 for con
tempt of court, and afterwards Burkett
again commenced to use abusive lan
guage, and made soms steps toward the
judge apparently to assault him. The
sheriff intercepted Col. Biurkett, and
thereupon the judge ordered the sheriff
to place Col. Burkett in jail. Burkett
bade defiance to the court and officers
and said he wvould not go to jail. The
sheriff summoned all in the court room
as a posse to carry out the orders of the
courts but Col. Burkett walked from
the court house unmolestled and is not
yet under arrest. Some friends have
paid the fine imposed but they say Bur
kett shall not go to jail.
Monster in Human Form.
NEW YORK, July 9.--A newspaper
reached this city tod ty from the State
of Chihuahua, Santa Rosa, South Amer
ica, which contains a startling story of
cannibalism in Brazil. According to
the article, the horrible feast'ngoccured
at Salhnas, in the State of Minas, Brazil,
where the human monster, a man named
Clemente Vierra, was caughit in the very
act of eating a portion of the remains of
:'ne of his victims. The editor of the
papcr Cida D' Leopoldina. saw Vierra
n jail, and asked the prisoner if It was
rue that he had nourished himself on
.mman flesh. "'Yes, sir,' answered the
risoner, "for some time I and my
riends, Basilo, Leandro and others,
mye eaten human flesh; in fact, we lived
The story goes on to relate the killing
mid ea-;!n ~of several nersons, until
inally, when victims became scarce,
Derra and Basilo killed one of their
oman ous and devoured him. Vierra
ater on kiiled Basilo. but had only.eaten
t part of the body- when he was arrested.
['he rest of Basilo's remains was found
xekd away in a barrel, prepared with
>eper' anid salt.
A Total Accident.
CnIL.mLsT0N S. C., July 9.-Mr.
Daniel McS winy, a well known citizen
>f this city, attempted to cross the city
~ailway tracik ahead of an approaching
orse car this afternoon at the corner
>f King and Morris streets. He missed
is focting, tell, and before the driver
~ould s:op the car, the wheel passed
ver the unfortunate man's neck, kill
ig him instantly. Mr. McSwiny was
t)ot 50 years of age, an:1 the father of
Mr. Eugene P. McSwiny, general freight
tul passenger agent of the Charleston
m~ Savannah Railroad Company. it
.s said by witnesses that the car driver
iut dIown brakes and d.d all in his pow
r to stop the car in time to avert the
~atastrop.he, but without success. The
I stressmen accideuthas created utiver
lal sy m path y in the comimunity.-State.
Money Value or a Wire's Afrections.
IENv Eu, Col., July 4.-A verdict of
M00,00 dlamages, the largest sum ever
iwardeud in A mnerica upon the suit for
,he alienation of a wife's affections,
vas returned yesterday by a jury in the
istrict coirt in this city. S. Willis
rnch, believed to be a nmillionaire,
nust hand over this sum to Cecil A.
*ane as the result of a suit which lasted
*or nearly three~ weeks behind closed
('uim.OTTE, N. C., July 8.-GoVer
itr Tiilmnan of South Carolina has of
eredl a reward or $250 for the arrest of
Jras Kelly, who murdered J. Duncan
haw, editor ofT lie Bishopville Eagle,
>f Kershaw county, S. C., on the even -
ng ot July 4. Kelly is reported to be a
lesperate character, naving cut eight
nn lately. Editor Shaw being the
SASH, DOORS, BLINDS, ETC.
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Write for prices and estimates.
Mattress Mf'g Co.,
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Office & salesroom, 552 and 554 King st.,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
Reduced price list, for fall trade, 1890.
Mattresses,-assorted stripe ticking:
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Comforts, 95c. to $4.50. Blankets, 90 cents
to $5. Feathers in best ticking at 75 cents
per pound, plain or fancy stripe made up.
Lounges in imitation walnut, oak, and ma
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plush, $6.50. Upholstered cots, $2 to $3.
Spring beds, $1.50 to $5. Buy direct from
the factory. Send cash by express or postal
note to T. H. McCALL, Gcn'l Sup't.
213 Meeting St., Opposite Charleston Hotel,
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Successor to F. 11. Folsom & Bro.
SUMTER, S. V.
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Repairing of all kinds will receive
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SUMTER, S. C.
NOTICE OF REGISTRATION.
State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OF CLAR1INDON.
I N ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVIS
ions of an act of the General Assembly.
ratitied on the 9th day at February, 1882, I
will be in the court honse in Manning, in
the office of the clerk of' the court, the first
Monday of each month, for the purpose of
allowing persons coming of age since the
last general election to register, and to at
tend to any other business pertaining to my
official duties. S. P. HOLL ADAY,
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anl this branch of my busincess will be nn
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