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THE QUAKER'S WOCING.
Once a Quaker went a-wooing,
(Who should say him "nay")?
Such a charming Quaker maiden,
In-her gown of gray.
But whene'er be asked the question
(Lack a day, a day!)
9- Wth his hand his throbbing vest on,
"Nay," she answered, "nay!"
Bat the persevering Quaker
To himself did say,
Woo I will until I make ner,
Make her answer "yea."
in vain, his suit a-Dressing
6 ("Listen, Ruthie, pray,"
4 Urged he), while his love confessing.
6till she answered "nay!"
.TiU at last, the wily Quaker,
(Lack a day, a day!)
Longing ardently to shake her,
Stole across the way,
And unoted stood beside her,
Not a word did say,
Though his twinkling eyes deride her,
In her gown of gray,
Suddenlybe cried and clearly
(Much to her dismay),
"I have loved thee long and dearly,
Little Ruthie Grey;
Darest say thou dost not love me?
Answer quick, I pray."
HalTconfused and all unheeding,
$#Nay," she answered, "nay."
A STORY OF
TEOMAS P. MONFORT.
CHAPTER XXII. ..
TE SNErpr SHOWS is HEAD AOAn.
V A long time John remained there on
the prairie trying to decide what step
-to take next. At first he was inclined
togo back and find the man who had
bought the property, and try to in
ince him to annul the sale; but he
realized that such a step would be use
less, since it was not probable that the
man would consent to the proposition,
even if he could be found, which was
not likely. Then he could not consent
%to surrender the money.
So he put that idea away, and de
eided to go on home. On the morrow
bewould go to Mills and tell him of the
sale and pay him a portion of the
moLney. This seemed like a fair way of
proceeding, and John had no doubt that
it would be all right with Mills. Hav
ng pome to this conclusion, he felt re
Ldeved, and continued his way with less
The next morning John prepared to
return to town to carry out his plan,
wand as about to set out from home
when he saw two men approaching.
Be soon recognized them as Mills and
Jearson, and with a feeling of fear and
dread awaited their arrival.
" Green," said Mills, after the
uSual salutations, "I came out to see
,you on a little matter of business. I
Saminformed on reliable authority that
you sold yout wagon and horses yester
13day. Is such the case?"
"This," said John, "and I was just
~startingto your office to inform you of
the fact, and make it all right with
SMills smiled rather incredulously at
this statement, and John winced under
j'the expression of the money-lender's
"uhmay possibly have been your
la btentions, Mr. Green," Mills replied
doubtingly. ""I do not pretend to know
~ whayLs in your mind. But the fact that
6., yu idlposed of the property right at
nl office without saying a word to me
Sabout it is rather damaging, to say the
least It seems to me that you could as
~eisilyhave come to me then, as to have
Scome home and gone back this morning.
~The affair looks a little suspicious,
~ You don't mean to imply," cried
G t~een ivith a gleam.of anger, "that I
6Rprpdsed at'g dishonorably?"
"N, oh no, I doni't mean to imply
anything.-- I am just stating the facts
of..the matter. I have a perfect right
toimy opinion, though, I presume."
I suppose you have, but you have no
h'~t-to make any assertions. I ac
knwedge that I did act imprudently,
'butlIwas driven to it. You know what
Smy situation is, and you ought tobe
Swilling to make some allowances.
~However, I 'will now pay you that part
..of the debt for which the horses and
'wagon stood as security, and that, I
suppose, 'will make the matter allright."
"No, I can't accept such temis. It
would be setting a bad precedent for my
e, ustomers, and would lead to no end of
"What do you mean to do, then?"
Johnasked with trepidation.
."I can do but one thing," 'replied
-.Mills, "and that is to let the law take
its course. I suppose you know what
-"Great heavens, man!" John cried,
"remember my wife, and show that you
have a heart. Would you send me away
to prison for no crime and kill my poor
wife by the act? Surely you cannot be
brutal enough to do that."
*"I shall not do it, Mr. Green," Mills
replied coolly. "I am not the law, and
neither can I answer for the law. You
have placed younnelf in the law's grasp
-and you will .have to abide the conse
"Can't I do afiything to satisfy you
and avert th!! atvful fate?" asked John.
"Not that I know of," said Mills.
"You will have to make your plea to
Mills turned to ride away, but Harry
Pearson, who all this time had kept
quiet, motioned him aside, and for
some time they talked t'ogether earn
estly. Finally they came back to Green,
and Mills said:
"For the present. Mr. Green, I will
let this a~fair rest, since my friend here
-so much desires I should. H~e agrees to
stand responsible for you, and I have
promised to do nothing for a few days.
I do not know what may be done
eventually, but just now you may rest
quietly. Good day."
Pearson went away with Mills to
avoid John's thanks, and John returned
to the house greatly relieved by the
turn matters had taken.
"Pearson will see me out all right,"
he thought, "and there will be nothing
more of it. He will compel Mills to ac
cept the money and remain quiet."
In this reckoning John was correct to
a certain extent, but he little dreamed
how dearly Pearson meant to charge
for his good offices.
Two or three days passed and then
Pearson came again to John Green's
house. John welcomed him with all
his heart and embraced the opportun
ity to thank him for his services ren
dered a few days before.
- e "It is nothing," Harry protested,
" nothing at all, Green. to make a fuss
over; and yet I'm glad I was able to
help you. Mills is a bad man to deal
with, as I have lately discovered, and I
am sorry you borrowed that money of
him. But having got you into his hands
I feel it my duty to help you out. But
there, we'll let the matter drop. How
is Mrs. Green to-day?"
"She is doing splendidly," said John.
"Improving rapidly, and if nothing in
terferes to give her a relapse she'll soon
be well enough to get about. She has
had a trying time of it."
"Indeed she has," replied Harry sym
suggesting a walk t i..ouis-, ana s..
feeling somewhat in d ity bound ac
cepted his proposal. Together they
walked out across the prairie, Pearson
doing the most of the talking, and for
some time confining himself to trivial
matters. But at last, when they came
to the bank of the creek, they sat down,
and Pearson proceeded to speak of
something of more importance.
"Louise," he said, "I have brought
you out here to-day to speak to you on
a subject that lies near my heart, and
which I cannot bury, though I've tried
often. You know what it is?"
"I'm afraid I do," said she.
"Afraid?" he repeated. "Then you
have not changed your mind?"
"No, no, and I never can."
"Louise," said Pearson quickly, "you
can change your mind, and you must. I
love you better than any other man ever
did or ever will. I'll do anything to win
you. I have busied myself to help your
parents in every way that I found pos
sible, and I did it all for your sake. I'd
d-o anything for your sake, and I've
sworn that you shall be mine."
"0h, don't talk so, please," pleaded
Louise. "I know how good you have
been to those I love, and it hurts me to
deny any favor you ask at my hands.
Don't compel me to say what I said
once before, and what I hope never to
have to say again. Please say no more
"But I will say more about it, Louise.
I said just now I had sworn to have you
for my own, and I mean to do it. If 1
can't win you one way, perhaps I can
another. Look here, you must consent
to my wish to save your father. Do you
"To save my father," Louise repeat
ed, looking up inquiringly while a great
fear smote her heart. "What do you
mean by that?"
"Do you know thathe is in my power,
practically? Do you know that only I
stand between him and state prison?"
"No, no," Louise gasped, turning
ashy white while her heart stopped its
beating. "I do not understand. Tell
me, oh, tell me what you mean. What
has he done?"
"He has committed a penitentiary
offense. He has sold mortgaged prop
erty, and nothing but I stands between
him and the law's penalty. If I step
aside then the law takes its course and
your father must serve a term in state
prison-a convict among convicts. You
know what such a result would be to
him and what it would be to your
"Oh, God! oh, God!" the girl wailed,
"can such a thing be? Can my poor
dear father be in danger of such a
"It is too true, Louise,"Pearson went
on. "I have told you truly of his dan
ger. But you can. and you must serve
him. Become my wife and he shall
never be disturbed. I will continue to
protect him, and no man shall raise a
hand against him. Come. say you will,
Louise. You shall never regret it. I
will raise you from this life of suffer
ing and want and make you a lady.
You shall have everything your heart
can (esire. Say yes."
"01. no, no, a thousand times no,"
the girl cried. "You do not know what
you ask of me. Yoa do not know how
my soul revolts at the thought. I thank
you over and over for all you have done
for us, and I wonid be willing to do al
most anything for you in return, but
you askc too much. I cannot love you
and I cannot marry you."
"Not to save your father's name and
honor and your mother's-life?" Pearson
asked. "Remember how much you
have at stake, Louise."-.
"Can't they be saved bothouV'that?"
"Wiithout your giving yourself to me?
No. That is the only terms upon which
your father can be kept from the law's
"Surely, surely, Mr. Pearson, you
will not require .such a sacrifice on
my part. You know why father did
that, and you or any other man would
have done the same. You know all this,
"I BAE To YOUTBUL or ID -
and ou on~ notbe o hartlss s t
fosk i no.
"Wh soul pu . sl toan
plid."exep itiefo: or ae
andeyo wore notgto earthlesso areo
aLouie soke in eding ons, and
hen til coninue hm inteiprpstnte.
Refs y oldr an Iput myself n
furtnhrt forc you paet hmcoy es
pliae "ehept itown for your n sakew
othe atentigtve, dleae you re
lthoe as lou minh. Youe cande
come win condtsaue myou intreintseor
yoRa efuse my offer and ubt yel
uther onsfqueces."toacptm trs
I avnspketmkon tosu Pasnd arose
ynd twealerntiv and eavgte ounke
coice moie adsav bour inasrentsand
doubts. That was the most trying hour
of her sad life. She knew only too
well the awful doom that hung over her
poor parents, and her heart bled for
them. She pictured to herself her
loved father clad in a convict's garb and
locked up for years in a terrible prison,
fo'r "a crime savyn that of trying to pro
*de'bread for 'his starving wite and
child. She pictured her mother'sgrief
and death, which she knewv would fol
low her father's arrest. She pictured
all the misery and suffering that would
come with the law's enforcement, and
she became sick at heart.
"No, no," she said. "that must not,
shall not be if I can prevent it. I will
make any sacrifce to save my loved
Then oc the other hand she thought
of Paul, and up from the past Iloated
remembrances of the happy hours she
had spent with him, and of 'the bright
pictures her fancy had painted of the
futur'e when she should be. Pauul's wife.
She re::uiled all his tender words and
glnee>?.. andl now in this hour, when
slhe was .'dh'ed upon to give him up. she
felt he.r .;nl going out to him as it had,
never go'ne out before; and she felt how
uttrzly' hnponu~i'le it would hA' to live
happily witihout hin, and in spirit she
"Oh.~ Paul. Paul. how can I give you
up? Ilou'w can I lose you? Godi. Thou
art just an.l righteo. us, and surel'y Thou
hast not Cforb.ken mec in thzi, dark hour.
lelp mec. Lord, to save my parts,S hut
do not require me to do it at such a
Pearson returned and stopped before
"Well." he said, "have you deVidi?"
"o",ereplied, withou. ;Poking
up, "I mnust have more time. Will you
wait unti! to-morrow?"
-I np;,ose I must if you require it,
but I e no use in it. You ougzht to be
able to <h-eide how you will !-t without
much thought. It is a simple question.
On one side is your father's honor and
happines.s. your mother's life, and riches
for yourself. while on the other side
there is nothing but your own fancy.
You oi to he able to choose between
the two evamily enough."
"I mur.t have time. It is a matter of
more importance to me than you say. I
must ash ,Gd to help and direct me."
Pearson gave a light laugh at this,
and the girl shrank farther from him.
"To give up dear Paul," she thought,
"is enouh to break my heart, but to
become the wife of this man makes the
She felt all her old loathing of him
return, and if only herself had been in
the question, she would a thousand
times rather have gone to death's em
brace than his.
"Well." said Pearson after a little si
lence. "if you must have until to-mor
row to decide, suppose we go back."
"I would rather go back alone," Lou
ise replied. "You*need not wait for
"But you see. Louise, that would not
do. Your parents would suspicion
somethmg, and if you are to take this
step to save them, they must not know
it. You would not want them to know
"No, I would not," she said. "But
before we go, I must make one more
appeal to you I must beg you on my
knees to save them and spare me," and
as Louise spoke she kneeled before
him, and with clasped hands and
streaming eyes begged -piteously for
mercy at his hands.
iHe let her proceed to a finish, then
with a shake of his head, replied:
"It is useless, Louise. I ama resolved
and nothing can change my purpose. I
will come back to-morrow, and I shall
expect your answer then. If you de
cide to accept my offer. I want you to
be ready to go away with me to-mor
row night. We will leave a letter ex
plaining everything to your parents,
and after getting married at Magic
City we will take a train for the west
where we will spend a few months. I
have a reason for going away which I
cannot explain now, but which I will
tell you later. Now you know all my
plans, and if you decide to be my wife
you know what you will have to do, and
you must make your arrangements ac
cordingly. Now if you are ready we
will return to the house."
"Mr. Pearson, can I not reach your
heart and prevail on you to. be more
merciful?" Louise asked.
"No, I tell you it is useless to talk. I
am not to be influenced from my pur
pose. You can marry me and insure
the welfare of those you love, or you
can refuse me and let them take the
Without another word Louise arose,
and in silence they walked back. Pear
son stopped only long enough to admon
ish Louise that she must positively de
cide by the morrow, then mounted his
horse and rode away to Magic City. He
knew what her decision would be, and
felt'secure of his prey-as secure of it
as though he had it already within his
grasp. He knew that Louise would not
sacrifice her parents..
-e Tn smERPE's VIcroR.
All that day and all the night fol
lowing there was a bitter conflict rag
ing within Louise's heart. 11cr soul re
volted at the thought of gi'ving herself
upto a man she so utterly loathed as
she did Pearson, and she found it
hard to bring herself to the great
sacrifice. She felt that in joining
her life with his she bade farewell to
the last vestige of happiness and hope,
and plunged into a never-ending gulf of
misery. She realized fully the awful
results of the step she was asked to
take, and the whole future rose up be
fore her a picture of the blackest hue.
And yet, she reasoned, the step must
be taken. The saerifce must be made.
It was not only her duty to save her
parents, but she felt that it ought to be
a pleasure. She felt that she ought to
be glad to suffer anything for the sake
of those whom she so dearly loved. She
tried to persuade herself that being
able to serve them so well, at even this
great cost, was a blessing for which
she should feel thankful. Reasoning
thus she would almost succeed in recon
eiling herself to her fate, when there
would come up in her mind recollec
tions of Paul, and she would lose all
the resolution she had gained.
"Poor Paul, poor Paul," she would
groan, "what will you think of me
after such a base deed? You will never,
never know that I did it for the sake of
my father and mother. Oh, God, to
make the sacrifice and lose Paul for
ever is enough to kill me. but to know
that I am misjudged by~ him, and be
lieved by him to be false and heartless,
is more than I can bear. And yet I
must bear it."
Thus long the conflict between love
and duty raged, and at last duty pre
vaild and Louise for once and for all
decided that the sacrifice should be
made. She would surrender everything
and become Harry Pearson's wife.
Having formed this resolution, she
tried to put away all thoughts of Paul
tried to become reconciled to the inevit
able, and even attempted to persuade
herself that in time she would learn to
be happy in her situation. She tried
to hope that she might learn to love
After settling the question so, Louise
became calm and quiet, but it was a
sullen calm that comes with defeat
rather than conviction. She went
about her duties with a light step, and
a smile lurked about her features. She
had one source of genuine satisfaction,
and that was the knowledge that she
was saving her parents such untold suf
fering and misery.
All through the morning hours she
kept a watch for Pearson. She dreaded,
yet wished for his coming. She would
have giveni worlds to know that
she should never see him again,
and yet since she must give
herself to him she wished to
have it done and over. Slowly the
morning hours wore away, and as often
as Louise gazed out across the broad ex
panse of prairie nothing greeted her
vision save the parched plain.
At last near noon she saw a horse
nan approaching. He was far away,
but she was sure it was Pearson coming
for her answer.
"It shall be as he wishes," she mused,
"and our interview shall be a short one.
Thank God the worst will soon be over."
The minutes passed and the horse
man drew near. Louise, who had
rested her face in her hands, looked up
again, and as her eyes reached the ap
proaching figure she received a shock
that took her breath away. Her heart
ceased its beating and her form trem
bled so that she could hardly support
her weight. The man she saw was
Paul. Paul come back to her with all
his great love beaming from his eyes.
But how different was his coming from
what she had thought but a few hours
before. Then she looked and longed
for it as the happiest hour of her life,
but now she would rather have seen
anyone else. She had hoped, after mak
ing up her mind to accept Pearson's of
fer, be aredw the nain of a meeting
with I ui.
She Ltempted to run away and hide
some, aere from his eyes, but her limbs
refuse I to bear her, and with shame,re
morse and grief gnawing at her heart
she av 2ited his approach as a doomed
man t -aits the end of his sentence.
Pau sprang from his horse and with
a sm iag face came forward to greet
his love. He opened his arms expect
ing her to nestle within them, but she
moved not, and looked not at him.
He came up <iuite close to her and
stopped. Ile spoke her name softly, but
she made no reply.
"Louise," he said again, "do you not
know I am here?"
Still she neither spoke to him nor
looked at him, but sat with her face
buried in her hands while the tears
streamed through her fingers. Paul was
nonplused completely. lie knew not
what to make of this reception.
"Louise," he continued, after a short
silence, "what does this mean? Have
you no welcome for me? Will you not
speak to me?"
"Oh, Paul, Paul," Louise cried. "Why
did you come? Why do you stay to
break my heart now? Oh, God! oh,
God! this is more than I can bear!"
Her words were so impassioned, her
manner so vehement, that Paul was
struck with awe. Ile could not under
stand her meaning, and was at a loss to
account for such irreconcilable conduct.
She showed plainly by her tone and
actions that her love for him was not
dead, while by her words she only too
plainly manifested a desire to escape
him. ie knew not what to think of her
-what to make of the change in her.
After a short silence, lie said:
"Louise, I cannot understand you.
There is something wrong with you,
but I am unable to account for it. I
never dreamed that I should receive
such a welcome as this on my return to
you. Never a day, since I left you, has
passed without thoughts of you and
this meeting thronging through my
mind. I have dreamed of it by night.
But I never thought we should meet
thus. Louise, tell me what has wrought
He paused for a reply, but none
came. She longed to tell him all and
show to him that her heart was un
changed, but she dared not. Her lips
must remain sealed, and with a great
effort she kept down the longing of her
rEE CONFLICT BETWEEN LOVE AND DUTY
thng Ti supnei wreta
eat. Tel m whtyumen n
syy oul.Sen atha as notd. on oe
thi. Thre uspensoe isecretans
for all this. Tell me what it is."
"Oh, Paul," cried Louise, "do not ask
me. I can tell you nothing, nothing.
Oinly spare me, Paul. Go away and
spare me the bitterest trial of my life."
The girl's tone was piteous. It was
as that of one pleading for life. Paul
was struck by it, and forgetting the
pangs that were wrenching his own
soul, he felt his heart go out to her in
pity as well as love.
"Louise," he said, "I would spare you
all pain possible, but I cannot leave
you like this. I love you to-day more
than ever I loved you before, and I feel,
I know that you love me. I must know
the cause of your action. I will not
leave you until I do know."
"I cannot tell you, Paul. I must not.
You must go away from me and never
see me again. That is all I can say."
"Be reasonable, Louise, and remem
ber that I have a heart. Remember
that I can feel and that every word you
speak pierces me like a knife."
"Then leave me and do not make
me say more. God knows I would
spare you the agony of this meeting."
"Must we part, Louise?"
"Yes, yes; and never meet again."
"Is it your wish?".
"And you will not tell me why?"
"No, I cannot do that."
"Then it shall be as you wish. I
will go away, and I promise not to see
you again. But Louise, I will never
forget yon. You have this day broken
my spirit, destroyed my happiness and
wrecked my brightest hope, but I will
love you still. I little thought that the
great purpose that has cheered me on
to the greatest efforts I was capable of
making should come to this. For your
sake andI in the hope of one
day claiming you for my wife, I have
applied myself well to my studies, and
I have graduated with honor. I have
one everything for your sake, and the
guiding purpose of my life has been to
gain a home fit for you. But now, that
is all at an end. My hopes are blasted
in one short hour and my castles have
fallen down. You say that you will
ever be mine?"
"I can never marry you, Paul."
"Then good-by, Louise," and as Paul
spoke he advanced and reached out his
Louise could almost feel his pres
mene, and she longed to throw herself
n his arms and cry her heart out. But
she restrained herself, and never so
nuch as looked up.
"Won't you tell me good-by.
ouise?"' Paul asked.
"Good-by," she murmured.
IHe said nothing more, but after look
ing at her a long time he tore his eyes
from her and strode rapidly away. She
eard him pass through the gate, and
a moment later heard his horse clat
ter away across the prairie. Then she
lifted her head from her hand, and
with longing eyes looked after his re
treating form until it faded out in the
distance, and when she saw him no
longer she placed her hand on her
heart and moaned in the deepest an
That meeting had been a sore trial
for the poor girl, but she steeled her
heart against itself, and with the great
est effort withstood its pleadings. She
felt more than once that if the inter
view was prolonged she must break
down and give way to her love. But
she had come through it safely and the
worst was passed.
All day she watched and waited for
Pearson's visit, but night came on and
Pearson failed to appear. Was it pos
sible, she wondered, that he had
changed his mind, and that after all
she would escape him? But P'earson
had not changed his mind. Hle remained
away for another and a more urgent
As Paul galloped back in the direc
tion of Magic-City he met Pearson on his
way to Green's. Pearson recognized
ar 4 Le . v fi'i n iro f?.uas loL~s
what had been the result of his visit,
"GOOD-BY" sIM MUR.CRD.
and his nature was such that he could
not resist thje temptalion11 of slightily
exulting over his vanquished rv al.
Paul would have passed on, but Pear
son prevented him.
"I did not know you had returned,
Mr. Markham," Pearson began, "and I
suppose you have been back but a
"I returned last night." Paul replied
"Only last night? You have been out
to your father's. I suppose. to-day?"
"I .don't know that it is anything par
ticularly to you where I have been,"
Paul answered a little angrily, for he
was in no mood to have his affairs
meddled with, and especially by one
who was little more than a stranger.
"Oh, of course not." said Pearson
with a light laugh. "Though I think I
could guess where you have been were
I to try. How are the Greens coming
The tone in which thi-s question was
asked together with the leermg manner
of the speaker implied a direct insult,
and Paul took it as such. lie had,
moreover, had an intimation of Pear
sons visits t) Green's, and he now as
sociated him in some way wivth Louise's
conduct an felt in lined to hold him
responsible for i e w'as sensitive,
and it re pdi but little to iuise his
temper, and it was not strange under
the eircumstances that Pearson's words
stung him, and that he should reply
"If the Greens are anything to you,"
said he, "and y'ou are anxious to know
how they are coming on, I suppose you
have 'he privilege of goingthere to find
out for yourself."
"Thanks." replied Pearson, "I shall
do as you suggest, and I hope. in fact I
thTk my reception there will be differ
ent frora yours."
The next instant Paul had lost all
self-control, 7nd with all his strength
put into hi arm lie gave Pearson such a
troke with bia fistha t It sent.him roll
ing to the ground limp and apparently
Paul did not wait to see what had
been the extent of the damage of his
stroke, but galloped on, leaving Pear
son to the care of a couple of men who
at that moment drove up in a wagon.
"Is he dead?" asked one of the men
as the other bent over the listless body.
"I think not," said the other, "but he
got a terrible lick, sure, and it will take
him a few days to get ovcr it. We had
better get him back to town if we can,
as there is no place near here to leave
"Guess we had," replied the first, "but
I wonder who that man is that hit him.
I saw him strike."
"So did I. But whoever he is, you
may bet I(don't want him to strike me.
Myv but that was an awful lick, and I'd
about as soon be struck by lightning as
that man's arm."
"Wonder what It was about, any
"I don't know, and I guess it don't
onern us what it was about. Let's
get this chap in the wagon and haul
him to town. lHe needs some sort of at
They raised Pearson up to put him in
the wagon, and he opened his eyes and
looked about him.
'Where am I, and what has hap
pened?" he asked in a weak voice.
"You're right here," said one of the
men, "and it looks as though that chap
who hit you come nigh taking your
bead off. ie gave you a terribly black
Slowly Pearson began to recall what
ad happened to him, and he grew an
gry and tried to spring up.. IBut he
found that he hiad sustained a greater
injury than he had thought. One of his
limbs had caught under him when he
fell, and had been thrown out of posi
tion. With a cry of pain lhe sank back
to the ground.
"Curse Paul Markham," lie muttered.
"fe has put me in a nice pickle, and
laid me up for a week, perhaps, wvhen
here is not a day to lose."
The men got hi~n in the wagon, and
vithin an hour left him in bed in his
room at Magie City.
[To be coniaid.]
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~A Ccicone in MiadaiPpI
MER1DIAN. Miss., Nov. Zr>.-A spec
al to The News from Newton, Miss.,
says a cyclone struck the town of Law
rence about 3 o'clock p. mn, and blew
own the Methodist church, also the
house of Dr. Davis. killing his little girl
nd injuring Mrs. D)avis. Other houses
were blown down, but the full extent
of the injury is not known at this time.
No particulars are gathered as to the
amage done by it before reaching and
after leaving Lawrence.
The Same Old Cheatnut.
WAsIINGTON, Nov 29.-Trhe Post in
the morning will say That an ex United
tates Senator, wno is an ardent ad
mirer of President Hairrison and who
predicts the latter's nomination' is
autho'ity for the statement that Mr.
Blane will this week make formal an
ouncemnt of the fact that he is not
candidate for nomination at the
hands of the Republican party.
Blown to Pieces.
NAcK, N. Y., D)ec. 2.-A dynamite
factory at Hlaverstraw was blown up
this afternoon. The shock was felt for
many miles. The engineer and three
workmen emnployed in the building
were blown to pieces, and another man,
who was in a boat on the river some
distance from the wrecked b uilding,
was also instantly killed.
TAco~IA, Wash., Nov. 29.-Three la
borers on the Northern Pacid I''. Iailroad
have made aflidavit that twent-ive or
more men were killed by the inndslide
at Canyon Station, on the line of the
Northern P acitie. Wednesday. The
statement was publiahed. that oly3 two
men were killed.
BarnG(d to Deat.i
LITTLE RoCK, Ark., Dec. 2.-Captain
Maxwell's store at D~e Wi.t was burned
last night. Three children asleep in the
earo f the store peristhed.
AN IMPORTANT MEASURE NOW BE
FORE THE LEGISLATURE.
The Omcae4 or Countv Commissioner to be
A iolish.W and the Office of County Su
p;rv1iso to be Created-Full Text of the
Co ui.u nu.%. S. C.. Dec. 4.-The fol
l iu] bill. which was introluced iU the
i0on-C la1sL Monday. is no. before the
Leaishlture, and the chances seems to
be that it will become a law substan
tial* in its present form:
Section 1. All Acts relating to the
elceton, duties, powers ard rights of
County Comm:;ssioners are repealed.
Sec tion 2. There shall be an election
held at the next general election for
State otlikers in the several Counties of
the State for one County supervisor,
and at every general election thereafter,
whose term of office shall be two years.
provided that immediately after the pas
sate of this Act the Governor shall ad
point one discreet freeholder in each of
the several Counties to act as supervis
or until the election shall have been held;
Section 3. The bond of the County
supervisor shall be in tie penal sum of
Section 4. The County supervisor
shall have general jurisdiction over all
public highways, roads, bridges and fer
ries, and over the paupers, and in all
matters relating to taxes, and disburse
ment of public funds for County purpos
es and in any other case that may be
necessary for the internal improvement
and local concerns of the County; be
shall have power to administer oaths in
reference to matters pertaining to his
Section 5. The Governor shall appoint
one discreet freeholder in each township
i the several Counties, who shall be
known as the township road commis
sioner; whose term of office shall be
cotermindt! with that of the Governor
wh-o appwints him. In case of the re
lutal of any person so appointed to
serve as commissioner he shall torfeit
to the County $50, to be applied to the
County road fund; provided that no per
sor: shall be required to serve more than
once In every four 3 ears, and said com
missioners shall, during the term of his
ofice, be exempt from ail road and jury
Stciou G. The County supervisor and
the connuissioner of roads shall consti
tute the beard of road commissioners,
the supervisor to be chairman.
Section 7. The townshtp commission
ers and the County supervisor shall or
ganize aL soon as practicable and shall
meet thereafter on the first Monday in
January. April, July and October of
eaci year at the County court house, to
transact business. The chairman may
call extra meetings, and shall be re
quired to do so, upon the written re
quest of three members of the board.
Section S. The supervisor and the
commissioners shall lay off the roads,
bridges and ferries of the several town
ships of their respective Counties into
convenient sections, which shall be
numbered, for the purpose or lettinga out
the same to be worked under contract.
Secton 9. The County supervisor
shall advertise in a newspaper in his
County once a week for three weeks and
by posted notices for bids for operat'ng
the several sections of hig!hwars, etc.,
the lowest bid made by a responsible
person to be accepted.
Section 10. The contractor shall enter
into bond double the amount of his bid.
Section 11. In case of failure to per
form conditions of bond the board shall
delare the same forfeited, and the-So
licitor shall enter suit for the penalty
thereof, the money re :overed to become
a part of the County road fund.
Section 12. The board shall have
power to reinove defaulting contractors
and to relet the contract,
Section 13. The County Treasurers
are authorized and empowered to receive
from persons liable to road duty the
sum of $1.50 as a commutation tax in
lieu of all road duty, and all money so
paid shall be set apart and known as
the County road .und. This tax shall
be paid on or before March 1 ot each
year, or when the State and County
rSection~ 14. The County Treasdier
shall furnish the supervisor a list of
those who have paid their cormmutation
tax, and the township commissioners
shall furnish the supervisor a ha3t of
those liable to road duty, and the super
v sor shall check off the names of' all
ersons reported on the list of the Coun
y Treasurer as having paid their com
mutation tax, and all persons named on
the list so checked shall be require i to
perforta road duty not exceedinr eight
Section 15. The contractor shall al
low the b'oard of road commissioners not
less thau 50 cents per diem for the labor
of any person assigned to him under
Section 14, and said sum shall be -.red
ited upon the amounit due said contrac
tor by tl-e board.
Section 16. In csee oft refusal to pay1
comuation tax or to perform road
duty.~ a person shall be deemed guilty of
a isemeanor, and upon conviction
shall be lined $10 and costs or imprison
ment for twenty days; provided that if,
he neglect to pay the tax the County'
Treasurer is autorized to receive the
same, with a penalty of 50 per cent.
added, if the same be tendered within
Section 17. AL claims against the
County tor operating roars aball be pre
sented to the board of commissioners,
and the supervisor shall draw h~s war-1
rant on the County Treasurer, who shall
pay the s ame out of the road fund.
Section 13. The board shall at the last
term of the court make a report to the
preslding; Judge, to De by him submitted
to the grand jury, of all their actmnes and
doigs and the condition of the roads for
the tiscal year.
Section 19. The members of the Coun
ty board of road commissioners shall
have power to administer oa.h and tot
pumsh by' a fine not exceeding '$10, or
imprisonment not exceeding twenty-four
hours, any persons guilty of disorderly
condue, amounting to an open or direct
cotemp t or interruption of their procee d
Section 20. From and after the pass
snize of this A :t all the courts and mun
i:ipal authorities, which, under existing
laws, have power to sentenco convicts 1
to confinement in prisons, shall sentence
all ablebodied male convicts to hard la
br upon the public works of the County
mn w hieh said person shall have been con
vited. provided that no convict whosei
senten ce shall be for a neriod longer thant
two years shall be sentenced.I
Section 21. All convicts so sentenced
wvili be under the control of the super- 4
vior and by him formed into a County
chain-gang and required to perform hard
labor upon the County roads.
Section 22. The County supervisor
shall vrovide guards and appliances for
the safe keeping of the convicts. I~e
sal provide~ tools for performing the
Se.:tion 23. The supervison shall bec
allowed the same iees and costs for diet
mz convicus as are now allowed Sheriffs
ad shall be paid cut of the County road (
Section 24. In case any convict shall
become ungovernable or unfit for the la
bor required, the superviso~r may cam
mit him to the penitteniary or the jail.
Wen the chain-gang is not employed
Stetion 2. Ti 1Su)er'or hall em
[lay a yhdam 1 render:nei~al aid to
L,, covi ts, his cor.ipensatin as wedl
is the medicines prescribed to be paid
)ut of the road fud.
Section 26. The Governor shall ap
point three free-Lolders in each County
.o be kn.wn as commissioners oi the
,(or, who;e term ofofiee shall be coter
ninal with that of the Governor. The
ame provisions are made in the case as
with road commissioners.
Section 27. The County sapervisor
;hall be ex officio chairman of tie board
af* poor commtiislionce .
Stection 28. The poor c-ommissli ners
shall have general supervision over the
paupers, and sLall provide all uccessary
buldin!s for their accommodaion, with
ufficient tillable land.
Section 29. The board shall appoint a
superintendent with such assistants as
may be needed for the poor house, and
>ne or more physicians.
Section 30. The poor ccmmissioners
shall have power to demand and :ue for
all gifts, etc., coming to the board.
Section 31. ;n case any poor child
shall become chargable to the County,
he board of commissioners may bind
>ut such child as an apprentice to some
person of good moral character.
Section 32. Any moneys becoming
lue on any rt cognizances given for tne
maintenance of any illegidmate child
bound out to service shall be paid to the
poor commissioners for the benelt of
Section 33. The County supervisor
shall have power to make all contracts
:or supplying the poor house.
Section 34. All accounts against the
poor house should be presented to the
Section 35. The poor commissioners
shall at the last term of the Court if Gen
iral Sessions in each year report to the
presiding judge, the same as the road
Section 36. The County supervisor
salL procure and adopt a seal, a descrip
Lion of which shall be filed in the office
:f the Clerk of the Court, Sherifl', Treas
arer and Secretary of State.
Section 37. Tbis provides for the cases
here fets are allovred jurors, witnesses.
Section 38. TI.c fees shall be paid by
he Treasurers o; the Counties on p.re
eutation of ceruicates.
Section 30. TIte accounts of the Coro
aer and or the. Sheriff for dieting prison
ra, and fees for post mortem and for
:estifying as experts, shall be approved
tv ihe presiding Judge, and tbs Super
visor shah draw upon the County Treas
rer f r payment of the same.
Section 40. Sheriffs, Coroners and
Contables shall execute all legal orders
rom the various boards herein provided
md shall receive the same fees and costs
illowed in other cases.
Section 41. The reports and settle
nents of the County Treaurers and
yther officers, now required to be made
:o the County Commissioners bball
e made to the County Supervisor.
Section 42. The County Supervisor,
siter consultation with the different
boards, shall report to the Comptroller
Teneral by November 15, in each year,
be amount of money necessary to pay
.he expenses incurred by said board, the
eport to be .ubmitted to the General
Asembly to provide the necessary taxa
ion for County purposes.
Section 44. The salar.es of Supervis
rs shall be paid quarterly by the Coun
y Treasurers out, of the road fund in -
Section 45. County Supervisors shall
~ause a record to be kept of all proceed
ns of the various boards, which shall
e open to publio Inspection, and all
~ecessary material for keeping same
~hall be paid for out ot the funds herein
>rovded for the respective boards'.
Section 46. All Acts and parts of
ets inconsistent with this Act are re
ELECTiONS !3Y THE LEGISLA TURE.
Mcver Elected Chief Justico and Alien
and Tiler Feaitentlary Directors.
CouMBIrA. S. C. Dec. 2.-The Legis
ature met in joint assem bly at 1 p. m.
Ueutenant (overnor Gary announced
that the first business was the election
f a Chief Justice to fill the unexpired
erm of the late Chief Justice W. D.
simpson, whose term expires July 29J,
Mr. J. L McLaurin moved that nomi
itions be made withou't speeches.
'his motion was rulled out of order, but
2evertheless the nominations were thus
Senator Evans placed in nomination
[enry Mclver of Chiesterfield.
Representatives Blease. JBurn, Finiey,
Wilson, Evans and Watts and Senator
tokes seconded the nomination.
Senat or Abbott and represent itive
5eLaurin were appointed tellers. The
~lection of Mr..Mclver was unanimous,
156 votes being polled by him.
The next business was the election of
SChief Justice to serve for six years
tfter the expiration of the term of the
ate Chief Justice Simpson.
Senator Evans nominated Henry Mc
Representative Burn and Senator
sloan seconded the nomination. The
;ame tellers were appointed and a
unanimous election by 156 votes was
The elevation of Associate Justice
IcIver to the Supreme Justiceship
eaves a vacancy on the Supreme Court
tad an election to fill this vacancy will
e riecessarv later on. Judge Wallace
mud Attorney General Pope are most
rominently mentioned for the position.
Both have active supporters and the
ontest will be close.
An election of two directors of the
Leitentiary was next held.
Representative Wilson nominated E
2. Allen, of Spartanburg.
Representative Harrison seconded
Representative Evans nominated N.
11. T yler, of Aiken.
Seators Donaidson and Beil second
ad the nomination.
T. 0. Sanders, of Sumter, was nomi
ited for re-election by Representative
Representative Hart seconded the
Representativye Brice nominated T.
W. Traylor, ol Fairlieid, whose noiua
ion was seconded by several members
f the House.
The same teliers were appointed
)ne ballot was taken resulting as fol
ows: Allen, 113; Tyler, 105; Sanders,
i9; Traylor, 23. Allen and Tyler were
ELECTION OF ASSOCIATE JUsTICE.
CotaMrA, S. C., Dec. 4.--The one
'event" which occupied and claimed
he close attention of every one within
he city limits yesterday was the elec
.ion of an Associate Justice to fill the~
acancy on the Supreme Bench caused
>y election of Justice Mclver to the
:hief place. The election was the spec
al order for 1 o'clock and long b-fore
hat time all the seat ing and stauding
-oom in the Ho use of Representatives
vas taken, so to speak. There were
mly two candidates, Judge William H1.
allace of the Fourth Judicial Circuit,
md Attorne-y Gene2 al Po'pe. It was
mown tnat the race wonid be a close
me, tdtxactly howt close no one knew.
C friends of both can~didate-s were
oniident of their succe-ss, in faict so
nuch so that they "backed their judg
nent." The total vote cast was 1463,
ust 10 ]ess than the vote east on Tuies
lay for Chief Jutstice Mclver. Of the
vhoe number cast General Pope re -
eived 76 andiJudge Wallace 70: giving
lneral Poipe a major ity of six vote s.
James F. Walsh,
WHOLESALE LUUR DEALER.
GHHI GRADE LIQUORS
199 metng st+ CH..RLETO, S. C.
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SUMTER, S. C.
A very large stock ot Britt ania. ware, SUe
re.y best silver plated goods made. 550
Jold Rings on hand. Fine line of Clocks
Wedding Presents, Gold Pens, e nd Specta
es. A big lot of solid coin sil ;er just re
:eived, at lowest prices. My repairing de
partment h.- no superior in the State. Ti,
tround first ;.-id get prices, then come to me.
Kou will certainly buy from me.
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CHARLESTON, S. C.
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and all kinds of smo1 ers' ar:ielcs. My sa
loon will be managed by r. iirst-class bar
tender, who will prepare all . latestin fan
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gone to considerable expense in preparing a
in the rear of my saloon. My tables will be
filled with the very best the market affords,
and this branch of my buiness will be un
der the supervision of one who has served
as chief cook in several flne restaurants.
The trade of my
is respectfully solicited. Come to see me,
take a drink of something good, and then
sit down to a meal that will serve as an invi
tation to call again.
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NOTICE OF REGI8TRATION
State of South Carolina,
COUNTY or CLARE;NDON.
I N ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVIS
ions of an act of the Genieral Assembly)
-atified on the 0th day of February, 1882 1,
sill be in the court house i a Manming~in
;he onice of the clerk of the court, the first
Ionday of each month, for the purpose of
lowing pesn cozeing o. age since the
ast general election to regi.ster, and to at
:end to any other business pertailmng to my
>fficial duties. S. P. Hi1 )LADAY,
Supervisor Registration Clarendon Co.
P. . Address: Panola. S. G.
arrngton, Thomtas & Co.,
IEWELRY, SILVERWARE ANED FANCY GOODS
No. 251 KingS Sreet,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
157 and 169, East Bay,
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