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earied and my hands are tired.
esire what I have long desired
'Tis hard to toil-when toil is almwost vain
In barren ways;
'Tis hard to sow and never garner grain
in harvest days.
The burden of n days is bard to bear,
But Godkrows best:
And I have prayed-but vain has been my
For rest-sweet rest.
'Ti hard to plant In spring and never reap
The autumn yield;
'Tis hard to till, and when tilled to weep
O'er fruitless field.
And so I cry, a weak and human cry,
So heart oppressed;
And I sigh a weak and human sigh
For rest-for rest.
My way has wound across the desert years
And cares infest
My path, and through the flowing of hot
I pine-for rest,
'Twas always so; when but a child I laid
. On mother's breast
My weasied little head; e'en then I prayed
As now-for rest.
And I am restless still; 'twill soon be o'er;
For down the west
. Life's sun is setting, and I see the shore
Where I shall rest.
BY EDGAR FAWCETT.
Author of "The Confession of Claud.
"The Eri That Men Do," "A
'Yew York Famili," Etc.
[Cop~yrighted by the Author.]
.If I shut my ey6s real tight I can
sec -it," Sylvan would sometimes de
clare; and then his little brother. "er
aid, would try to see it in that way. .oo.
and dismally fail. lie had not Yet
reached that imaginative age of child
hood when we may summon at will the
genii of mental vision<
Then, too, Gerald had been very
young when he and his elder brother
had lived in London. Sylvan. however.
perfectly recollected those transatlan
tie lodgings where both boys haa passed
many early days.
For good cause the abode bit itself
into the memory of Sylvan. You could
easily find it if you strolled along
Marylebone road where that faseinat
ing old thoroughfare stretches between
Pqrtland place and Baker street. It
was a small house. and it lay beynond
the somber. ochre-tinted brickwork of
the walls that rise to left and right in
this dreamy and drowsy region. The
boys' father, Egbert Maynard. occupied
the lower floor of a big building that
grimly overbrowed a long. ivy-clad gar
den. Sylvan could recall some exquisite
spring days when those wonderful
white English clouds, in all their sun
dr'enched flocculence. floated over the
green tangles of that damp old garden
and made a smile touch even the sad,
faded face of his mother.
Once, on such a day, while they stood
in the flagged pathway that led be
t6ween the mounds of freshened and
shimmering ivy she wrapped her arms
about him and tenderly said:
"Doesn't this beautiful day make you
happy to breathe its air, Sylvan. and
catch the smell of its new leaves, its
timid young flowers?"
"Yes, mamma," the boy answered.
".And don't you feel, darling, that
- nerely~for being allowed to live in so
lovely a world you should grow very
grateful to God?"
"Oh! yes, mamma."
"What rubbish you do talk to that
child," said Egbert Maynard, who had
been watching and listening from the
1mTBBIHYUD TL OTA
nea poch Hespke oldybutno
wih arhnssan cam in alitr
inasn a ontesesit
the garden. He wa a anwih are
rawrfe ys afc nelhl
al an aconum tive sto o h
"erOh Egbet spoe lyth child
ithl crhumsperdcamin you lte
the,".adni wayasrd with latregin
hisay Ameriae oeye. a"amon heaThily
youe anud mak conpive oo of thbe
shock.der nhno yucudd
th adsamverwth child's e.and hle
seo Stld rsrvp her tooptinge.''
Hise crifsheed, inpain preSyla
cOer toherrt. her the child!n,
agouse aways tno v preeatreas aged
withl ircuspectra in yurgle bhair
aapathtid aydo atithelz core in
hiserouh bu yiesterAyoas t werks
Sh ha cud mak te aughfret of aBcoun
and paron, cauelln th fanes pcopua
bridge, whieri Egbertn Myuarud hdo
come fulel wiyoth uln ad toaprdly a
courson oul chmstp and lookysice.My
Hisd wias aschueresman drwh hylan
n closertedig brasth Hasvad woan
atthiseogat success, in his na-t
aeheritok acelef y inf.An swe, tall
most thne ofaan ofghish ln whena-s
nrd chad marught hrsoinfa tiae
aoeay, noweorinatuelwyn age
wh netrhreame htlvecudsi
its gamous ofetween hmeglfdan hi
henthetidroo at o the rnes uni
thersiest of ltearth ly.uibos
Soe amben wae inugter lofe, coutng,
tery asnd dellrinditfaerec frowsm
bdero whr. Egbert Ma~narda
comkte ulaottedr coon almosue be
fore of ceitr anod physics ofMay.
sion was ah lassanwhottsmn ho shaud
after hisve dreae succesin his wife
Teheroiane ilehceb an uneorgia's
being thwast lgon. he lidino relae
boynt pietye sruhta cyicisme tofte,
s neerda, her faterorposelwn, but
sineve iddeed at ercoulditlin
itsn wihamr btwen faihmadself adorher
swiftlound at efhe gratet woo
hersiclonearwth.dci rno tal
mar me an w ha lo ng g
redie from aohrfhd. e believed
too nthen late couie, and amost amae
eve thaver deame ofmn his w aife.t
tune with a tg fawhs adyers ade
of h'r exitece. Itypery. nowever,
son camre fatally easy to hiun. Georg
ina's beliefs clothed themselves with
that same shinig tissue of svce':-'
whic'h invested the turn of her wh,
vrist or the curves of her still pear
throat. He wanted her just as sae was
and in aimorous hatred of d.pleasingZ
he-r he reekle..y forgtL ,he gravity of
his owi falseho ods.
But her father, h"'dged in 'y XVhat he
lat hed as the most autocratie conserva
tisis. became such a keen bore to him
during the tera of courtship that one
da he hailed with secret relief the
(aaity of the old parson's abrupt
death. MTaynard's last year at the uni
versitv had then just ended. (eorgin
had suddenly been made all orphanl and
one dowerless to the degree of renury.
This fact expedited the marriage which
in any ease would now shortly have oe
And a miserable marriage it had
rroved. The brides awakening was
inevitable: it was also erielly speedy.
The very word "infidel" had long been
a horror to her. She was now called
u.pon to meet that horror, palpable and
persistent, at aihnost every step she
took. Sone woimein might have lovtI
a husband all the inore dearly because
disillusion had thus roughly handled
him: there are feminine aTvetion
hoarding that s if-ereativc energy of
renair wvhich is like the way its recu
rent grass heals the raw gash in a
meadow. But Geor ina was not
wrought of that elV. SlIe bore May
nIard two bovs. ar.d by this time her
love had grown as autumnal as her
look. To save these babes from the
with ering blight of her husband's in
piety was alike her purr-ose anl her
prayer. There were monents when her
sira: ned min-1 came near breaking itS
bonds of sanity ,md reeling init:' tha
.-ort of medea-:ike bloodsh'-d whib now
and then besatter' the colamrs of our
newsptapers. Hecr su1,rngs nroee
as those four lit tle childish cars in-ew
matutrer cndl more receptive. Maynard
world b0 su r to try andinre inate
the hLearts of either son wi 't hi dvil
ish :heories. There began to g1'mn'
a hope concerning Sylvan, hoever.
The lad showed igns of having inher
ited hIs mothers -nent.
iec"Leina felt that the levotions *hih
she impcsed hinom u were far frei
annelCo:fne. Ge r11 on the other hand,
wid often yawn and pout with an ir
eVC:enee that se.med zull of dark fore
bod ings to the' vigilant iaternal eye.
Manwhile MaynarC who had been
blanixerorthy f.r not hav.ing told his
siweetheart that he was quite without
all conventional arced until the law' had
made them one, now aeqsitted himself
amiubly and gently in the extreme.
Perlaps the bitterest thing that he said
to his wife for a long period after their
marriage was the following chain of
sentences, delivered more in depresion
"Well. Georgina, I suppose there's
no use of my asking you to sponge off
the slate and begin all over again. You
probably think some things are there
which no sponge could wipe out. And
upon my word, if you were to say so. I
should quite agree with you. Only,
they're not all marks of mf making.
"Heaven:" she repeated. "What a
strange word from y/our lips, Egbert:!
Do you believe in one?"
"Who is so devout," he answered, "not
sometimes to find such a faith very
"Oh. I won't listen to abominable
thoughts like those!" cried Ge'orgina,
hurrying toward the door. She paused
before quitting the room, and hurled
forth angrily at her husband: "As if
any better proof of Heaven's goodness
were wanted, Egbert MIaynard, than
that you're permitted to stand there
ad insult it without being struck
"What conceivable satisfaction would
there be for it in striking me dead," be
gan MIaynard, "if, as you state--" But
he had fled from his profane presence,
and so he left the sentenee unfinished.
He did not usually wound her like
this: he indeed sedulously avoided do
ng so. She was always ready with
some attack, peevish or irate. One sum
ner day~, a few months later, seine com
>ulsory visit of courtesy took them past.
:he immense pillared pile of 3Maryle
>one Church. Gushing in rich umbrage~
from behind their solemn brick walls,
-ose the maple-trees, plenteous and~
oal; through the iron bars of oldi
ratewvays the passer could glimpse oeca-I
ional gardens rad~iant with geranium
Lnd rose. Bathed in the moist. silvery
ir of an English June. over this entire
uarter brooded a witchery not woven
> beauty alone. You felt that behind
:hose dingy walls a prodigious amount
>f life must have lived-perhaps some of
t poetic or dramatic-and that the nmur
nurs of the big boughs overhanging
hose secluded doorways might mean
oine sort of airy saga concerning it. .The
lusky' and stately church, with allth e
muge columnar sobriety of it~s architect
ire and with the beggars and other
oungers along its steps, gave to the
un's bright search many a steel-gray o'r
mokcy tint which gloomier weather
vould have left h id.
3!aynard, though of late his days had
emne more than ever dedicated to
cinee, loved the pictorial element in
hirt with a .hearty fondne~ss. "low
lorously sunsine and good weather
mnrove this town of ours!" he said to~
is wife as they strolled onward. "I;
ion't believe there is a more fascinat
ng part of London than just this strip
>f road; and as for the etiect of that
~eda te old church yonder, it is simply
nchanting in the absence of cloud, fog
Georgina gave a pained start. "What!"
~he queried, with grimn ircy."T
idmire a churchm under any circumn
stances, Egbert! I'm greatly astonished
: hear you say the least good word for
MIaynard sighed in a wearied way,
md touched her arm in transient re
"Gecorgina," ' :' appealed, '"will you
lways keep harping on our different
riews? Lots of husban'ls live happily
with their wives though as opposite
from one another in creed as pole from
"Creed?" sh? "' Iti'ni. with a sullen
iardness. "I (lid not know that you
iad an~y creed wl:atever'
ie laughed propitiatingly. "Well, I
Lavent, in your sense. ]But. come
LOW, you've thle best of one: you've
~ot the children to bring up in your
wn faith! E >1t you do j'. t don't t'ry
o ah the bltte lhaps ngnoiens.
~t s c oncession sur k
at Our' n'eihai'-r. the \Iloa.ue~ras-. n
a sjaami-- at:ihlie: si,-. anEnlh
Eps apdia.- Yeat he for'es: her to
biin' u' their to' airs and: three boys
ith a *tremona re.'et for Ma:SS,
(01na n, a.nd a.. the' lRomlan ea:C.
Am . ot r1h'.''
tx t iti- .a. I. -. aa ii
on hrn itet I h '.' You na
g1ra iha' :r dc' . '- In.a
!t1rl1. and ( i -I the tip of 1he d'i:
though '~he was, with a fuihmnderstand
inig of hlis true teiets. Senor Mosquera
nevver ' eeeived her tnfare rlae.
Gerina pronouvnea. 1tose la t two
words whi a mor- telling emphasis.
Naynard1 dirooped.a his ha''d a littl.a.*
'iand ti walked alon Iin silence for
several second. 11 1at last he- said. soft
I- aid ahnost de.-spairingly, while tie
sweet bareeze ristled aha maples and
tosC monstrous argosies c-f white
clatnd w.ii.ch Tirner and Constable
painled in su-: perfection rolled over
headi th-ourgh the lueid zur-e:
"I understand you. You mean never
T hoe words 'ae-re at once a chal-lnge
a.d rasignan. From that da-: May
niard 4iall unfderstood the iltl'exileA
T ure of his wife. lHe attempT. ni
Iute. exnstulation. He doted him
selft e zealouisly to his saknii
sudi*' ithe chamber which he had al
re'ady' filleda with phials of chemial
with ei-ctrie batteries. with anazonmi
eal charts, with a hundred aids for his
egr (1d alL, pusuits.
a I - -: W ifk! had sCon giao to lot
Tbe; r prewented what shit icld to bae
t ate-rialsm! "o hi -; min. Fr:r
a1 goad v.-hile. she aseted t4 inore them
-l.: b t at len.T'in '-i ''m'r(d.
pfrn::')-. 1 y 1- ' hisaiel pased . s. rp
i lute2r' certa-" cue' ous
--- 'elv ems to' bad." 4h "-i n
"at -.- shoul be living i
fashion. Our -n r a
:a'i, v knmov-. Tihert. And iH ::O
fur f - 1e m1iuch more com-ra1.
,A he woud onlv .o somethi' He
e no.4) met the least hit o self-he
tra..a, -rep Into his face. "I su'pae,
then. 'a u t'hink me the 2rost idle sort
o.' elio ." h said.
-You certainly do .It appear to do any
ral w-ork." she re:o-rted. bristling a
'Lt teas thmou1gh she scented c-ert rude
ness. "'!ou pot:er here amoaa your
lavden iars and your bad-smelling
d it anothing c':mes of it."
"Nothin, eh?" he Inutered. as
trouh he Spoke more than half to him
stlf. --:urely no money comes. And
we may not need moncy though we
'1 see. I see. he mid, with his eyves
downcast, and his beard caught rumina
tively in one hand.
If he had still cared for her as he
did in the old days, or if he had not
felt certain of the aisgust and sorrow
his irreligion had roused in her, he
might at once have addressed her in a
way both confessional and exultant, but
as it was, his lips remained sealed. This
projedt of his, which had now grown a
dominant passion with him, she would
hear of without a sign of graciousness
or sympathy. Oh, yes, beyond a doubt
And yet, pondering the matter for
several days, he finally resolved that
he would tell her all. To do so might
put a spoke, as it were, in their matri
monial wheels, whielh now seemed
slipping down some sort of risky slant,
he hardly k-new what. On the other
hand, he dreaded her almost scoffing
ridicule, mixed with that accusative
melancholy to which he had now grown
drearily u~sed. But. all in all, he de
ided it was best to tell her. The faded
color's of his pristine love might revive,
by this means, below the tender stress
of some new congenial warmth.
IHe made his determination, and chose
3. certain hour for their fateful talk. It
sas now the end of June, and that per
feet weather which sometimes visits
London at this season had tempted him
to quit his laboratory by about four
oclock in the afternoon and take a
long walk through Hfyde Park. He
enterecd this noble stretch of city-girt
landscape at the Marble Arch, and
gained one of the bridges that span the
Serpentine. Here he paused, and tried
to let the green glory of his environ
ment calm and soothe his rather tremu
lous nerves. A few swans were float
ing in all the dim pallor of their lovely
curves along the silken gloss of the sin
uous river. Slopes of emerald turf
stretehed from either verge, dying away
under the shade of mon~atrouts trees.
TIhe bastle and flare of Oxford street
seemed miles -aloof. lIe felt how ripe
ly and caindidly pastoral it all was, how
Aradiain in its bounty of stream-cleft
verdure, how averse fromn the secret
fever of his late longin? gs and dreams.
And when hi" expla'ne t ahese moods oXf
unrest- to: h-s wiufe, with vathat manner
of rea- sewoud e 'ameet them? He
wanited. to be quit colleted when the
time for dise-aosure -ame. If she only
eCwt soa.. of his own cornsumig fire
-"ri-ap's a joyful semnblance of their!
a.eria d p. .t woultd baless them both.
When (- ame back to dinner he
f >ur, d' .er u'nwontediy graLv . A large
tr'c "-a's hill had just been sent in,
4m Ihe t h'Iii .: it wit'a a racaning
1:;. li nwer-ed her so ibliely- and
indi:Terat'; that she stared at him in
('o ad spise. 'rie boys were more
jcunda -ad claaM-otus than usual and
onc-e r t'ee he renrimandied them
w tlith a. rorn and. ai sharp word; but
Maynar playd~ty lk ther parts and
ve-n ara-:e traec- for themi as regarded
a scn hea i- pig (af acessert, while they
v'a-'cheid im with astonished ey-es,
k'nowi"ng well that papa was never'
fro ist - a. likemmma and vet that such
a rop~- ic a. lem'eney in him was pinly~
rae. A ftr d ~iner it was still bright with
al1 the limpai lure of an English vernal
gloaming. The bovs went out into the
ivied gar-den, and their merry voices
camie to May'nard as lie waited'( for the'
moment in which the interview should
bxgin. His vwife gave a few orders to
the maid, and then was qu~itting the
roam. vha.' he softly went up to her
side and said in a lowu voice:
"I want a little talk with you. I
mean noaa. Wall yout come into thiatd den
of mine- I'd rather speak the-re, if you
Sha. turned and looked at him in a stur
prsedl and petulhmt w~ay. "I had some
UE JMLEO AD PtT HisUANDjN KE
Her mi",adprthshado e
that , ith us, Georgina."
She bit her lip, and a k.egn gleam
prick 1 the dullness of her eyes. "What
do yo i mean" she asked.
lie 'ilmost whispered his next words,
now, for the maid was still present,
maki! .g her little offiEcial tinkles with
the g.asses and forks of the deserted
"I nean that Pve a great and precious
secret to tell you, my dear. At times
my bi eath almost fails me as I think of
it. A kind of accident has put me in
the way of making an immense discov
ery-one that shall not merely enrich
rou : nd me. but one that shall be a
zricel ss boon to the whole world!"
(To bi continuea.)
THE CIRCULATION FRAUD.
The I eport of the Investigatinlg Cowmlt
tee Presented ftni Adopted.
Ci' nuA s. C.. Dce. 1.-In both
braneces of the General Ass embly to
day t c rero.'rt of the j'mn't committee
which h: investigated the alle:ed faud
as to tLhe award ot advertsnz to The
le-.ac - ai the paper Mi !argest circula
tion .a Columba. was presented and
The report is as follows:
CoLUMIA. Dcc. 1G, 1891.
To t' I onorable Snat2 and House of
r I m.'N:-The~ committee of the
wo ouses appointed under a concur
:-ent :,'solu:l to invetigate the charges
rd ;,tt have beni made in public
prir. m ic a ard o, the advertisement
for cie .ulie print'n-;, resp~ectfully re
port t:- ou honoral bodies that they
have en mile the ,eneral statutes of
the --.:e of' Soui 'aro!ina and find that
it is rquired1 of 0he clerks of the two
sto adver-ties ti:e call for proposals
for t pube priLitig.m a daily news
paut in oumiaal CI.i(harlesion hav
in '" ar e.,t dath circliauon. and
tat at *""d advert~isednt shall be
a b .e n tE ireitla of thle s'eass-ion.
T. 1- u:-"r Gu'Ld 1tt the two cierks
e i -a ct.cal p:Inter to decide the
que-. ..n LIe te two ClumIbia pa
perkz Thet lkiste'r nud The State,
and! ." !i.ojicI;o was made to 'he
ar'p -: e t
* - hey fur"t:-r iind that. so far as
the ' er' o' the Senate !ud the Clerk of
t' )u.-e -f RCpr.H'tatives are con
crrnc , no fraud has heen practiced by
ihsof them 0 in the appomtment of
tc: :eiresentative. -r iin the awerd of
t6he miretnent. They hare acted
etl .-r a the report of theirappointee,
that ,!r ing as follow:
COLUMBIA. S. C., -Nv. 12.
To ; -. Smnson Pov:e. S. C.. and Gen.
J1. *T . Gray, C. 11. R .:
(';TJEMEN:-As your special agent
to w:ert1n the circulatioa of the daily
aptr-' published in Columbia, I find,
from evidcuve given me, that The Co
lum.; Reg-ster has the largest circula
iom. Respectfully, etc..
[Snea] W. M. RODGIRS.
Yoar me c)mmittee further report that
they dnd the above report of W. M.
Roge: s was false, and that. from evidence
belore Tour committee the daily circula.
ion (t 'The State, on Nov. 12. 1891, was
3270 copies. and that of The Register
Ar. I our committee condemn the ac
tien - W. M. Rogers in practicing fraud
and deceit upon the clerks of the Senate
and House oft Representativea.
KUIURY S. T UPP ER,
A. H1. 9 1ILLIAMS,
H. F. A BBorr,
COLE L. BLEASE.
since the above report was wxitten
and signed W. M. Rogers requested a
heatur~s auld submitted the ioilowing
South Carolina, itichland County.
Personolly appeared, W. M. Rogers,
who being duly sworn, says: The evi
dence submitted to me by Mr. C. H.
Beard, bookkeeper of The Reaister, as
to his circulation were the subscription
ooks of the daily and weekly and city
route books and mail hsts. My atten
tion was not called as to shether the
names on the books were expired or
uergired subscribers. If there was any
fraud or deception it was not on my
part, .and from tihe evidence furnished
me I ased my report. W. M. ROGERS.
10 idLY S. TUPP'ER. Notary Public.
DUPED BY HIS BROTH ERS.
How . Ci t zen of Columbia Was In duced
t o Go West.
CO~.m;'LA, S. C., Dec. 1.-Lewie
Stroyer up to a couple of months ago
was a comparatively prosperous man
and lived with his family in peace and
contentment. Now he has not a cent
of this world's goods and his two broth
er ar' :-esponsible for his condition.
The story of his rise in life and his
fall is an interesting one and is here
given. Stroyer was a private in Sher
man's army and was wvith that Genera]
wheni he captured this city and burned
it ;to the ground and left its people
hardly a thing but the ground upon
which they walKed.
Str ver did not go on with the army.
but dtai here, though what induce
meli could have rme him do so prob.
ably' be himself could not tell. But he
staid. .md after things quieted down he
wen' to work and by industry and rug
alt ,e'got quite astart in life. He was
a r'an of good business instincts and
grc: Iyaded to Is possessions until
e g med a fair competelice. Hleowned
a steu back of the utate House, where
he d isa ;ood busine:; and also owned
a s'l ~1farm near the city, which
orob 'ht him additional income. That
was (isecditionl up to about nine
wees ago. Hie hlad never told h;s
famny wh ere he was anid they supposed
e ws dead.
Umit happened that his two brothers
d'ritted to this city nine weeks since
nd cidentally discovered their long
most .,rother. Tlhe reunion was a hap
pv one and many were the Inquiries
nad" on either side as tc personal ex~
prences since they ha-.l last met. The
two brothers told Mr. Stroyer of their
home In Ohio; how they and their tath
er had "struck it rich" and owned
evral oil wells; how the "01(1 man'
lon'd to see his face again and by such
ralk tinally persuaned him to go to
their tomae in Ohio and share the for
tunes produced by the oil wvel. Air
$tro)yr decided to go and s'uld all of his
propetty in this city at a sacrillee of
about fitly cents on the dollar.
-le went to Ohio and saw, and was dis~
guisted, to say it mildly, at the deception
practiced upon him by hi-- brothers. The
oil wells were a myth, or about the
stce thing as far as paying handsome
y is concerned. He found that he had
been at great expense in taking his
fawly to Ohio and after staying there
a while he determined to comne back to
South Carohina, because. he said, "that
was thme poorest country in the world."
ie camne back and when he got here he
found that the proceeds of the sale of
the property had dwindled away to
not hg. He will make a new start
and ulopeS to retribve hi:; fortune, which
all w!o read the stor y will sincerely
Tm;: NEW ORdLEANs DELTA says the
~rols or the Louisiana Lottery comn
~any are $30,000,000 a year. It is not
surprsing that the lottery men are
mnakig a hard fight to hold their grip,
and i!. looks very much from the reports
of to primairy meetings recently held
that :hey have it. ____
Tjt CInctLATION QUEsTION be
twee: the 'w' Columbia papeis has
een .settled at last. The State has a
-ircu ~tionf of 3$0 and the Rlegister a
cicu ienl of 1,044. We are glad that
the : at er has bieen setlied according
to tL mpihainle of right and instiee.
CLOSE OF THE SESSION1
WHAT WAS DONE BY THE LEGISLA
TURE THE LAST WEEK.
No ConAtitultional Conventien and No
tmpresentarion at ths World's Fair-A
Lively Discus-.ien in tho Romr--A sui
mary of Otther Bnuiness.
COLUMA, S. C.. Dec. 25.-The
Legislature adjourned ine die lat uigl,
and if the body at its iute session did
not pass miany acts (, importance, it
showed a concervausm that is encourag
ing. and which proves that the mem
hers at least did their own thinking.
The morning session of the House on
Tucsday iias devoted to business and
the calender was attacked and rapid pro
gress made thereon. Several bills of
minor importance was taken up and
About the only matter of particular
importance done was adverse action on
th World's Fair bill. The bill, which
had been recommitted on last Monday
night, came up again. Tuesday morn
ing the bill was reported lavorably and
immediate consideration was requested.
Ten mermbers, however, led by Mr.
Norton of Marion, objectcd and unter
the rule the bill was laid over until
Wednesday which killed it.
At the night session of the House on
Tuesdav a bitter tlit over the consti
tutionai convention was the feature. The
bill was u' ior its third reading. Mr.
Sarrati moved to recommit.
Mr. John Gary Evans made a forty
minutes' iery and impassioned speech
proclaiming the need for a constitutional
convertion. Ie said the people wanted
a new constitution. le objected to the
clause of the constitution forbidding the
payment of "rbel debts" as a stigma
unon -he States a proclaiming to the
world that the brave and true South
CarJlretans who fought for their consti
tudionca rithts were rebels.
Mr. Burn made a calm but deeply
earnest speeck a-ainst the bill. He
was olposEd to any consdtution which
would de, away with the homestead law
and tlhe two-nills school tax.
Mr. Boozer said he was not on the
floor of the House as a Reformer or an
J-Refrmer. as Tillmanite or anti-Till
manite. \: une could whin him into
line. He was there simply to do his
duty toward ie citizens of the State.
le did not thinik the source o anything
an argumenit agaist it. What did the
source of the present constitution mat
ter if that instrument was good? A
good constitution was something to be
arrived at slowly. Mr. Evans had urgei
against the present constitution that it
had nineteen amendments tacked to it.
This was a good sign. It indicated that
the constitution was just getting into
the proper shane. If there were any
more defects they could be remedied by
amendmente. He remembered the time
when it was considered an honor to be
called a rebel.
The motion to recommit was with.
drawn and a direct vote taken. It re
sulted in the non-passage of the bill by
a vote of 51 to 35, two-thirds being nec
essary, as fodow.s:
Yeas-Speaker Jones, Alderman,
Blease, Bowen, Breazenle, Brown,
Buist, Carwile, Connor, Cox, Crum,
Dean, DuBose, Dukes, J. E. DuPre,
lEaddy, Earle, Eider, Evans, Finley,
Folk, Fuller, F. B. Gary, T. A. Gra
ham. Gregory, Gunter, Hardy, Harvey,
Hicklin, Jeff'eries, Kinard, Kirkland,
McCall. McFad-lin, McIntyre, D. W.
McLaurin, Moseley, .Norton, Patterson,
Rast, Riley, Scott, Stackhouse, Tocdd,
Townes, Traylor, Ulmer, Watts, Wolfe,
Whvte and Yeldell-51-.
Nays-Abney, Attaway, Anderson,
Bissell, Blake, Booz.er, Brennen, Brice,
Burn, Charndier, Fields, Fowler, Fox,
Goodwin, S. A. Graham, Harrison,
Haskell, Hazard, Hutto, Hughes,
Mears, McMillan, McWhite, Miley,
Patton, Rsavenel, Rowlard, Rutledge.
Sarratt, Sinmons, Sullivan, Tupper, Von
Kolnitz, Wigg and Wilson-35.
The H~ouse Committee appointed to
Investigate the treasury reserve fundI
made a voluminous report showing that
everything wvas as it shonld be. It will
be remembered that Treasurer Bates in
his report requested this inves tigation.
The proceedings, of the Senate on
Tuesday were especially interesting.
Like the house, the Senate disposed of
Imuch important work at the morning
session and made a big hole in its calen
dar. Quite a number of bills of 'a local
character were passed.
'A message was received from the
House informmng the. Senate that it disa
greed to the appropriation of $65,000
for completing the biuilding and equip
ping Clemnsotn College.
Senator Evans moved to concur in
the refusal of tge House.
Senator Donaldson asked for a com
mittee conference and stated that a gen
erally accep'.ble plan had been reached.
Senator Smythe explained that it was
proposed to authorize the State Treas
urer to invest the proceeds of the Clem
son estate in notes by the Board of
Trustees due at such intervals that the
payment would not crimp the institu
'ion. This wculd make part of the per
manent fund available for immediate
Senator Evans withdrew his objection
and the President appointed as con
frees Senato)rs Donaldson, Evans and
Senator Evans called up the concur
rent resolution regulatinig the use of the
!halls of the State House to such pur
poses as shall not be in the opinion of
Ithe Secretary of State injurious.
Senator Stokes mioved to table; Iost,
eleven to flfteen.
Senator Stokes then made an address
against the use of the Stite House halls
by the ladies and gentlemen of Colum
bia for balls and dar ces. and continuing
said it looked like child's play to pass
resolutions one year and go back on
them the next.
Senator Evans hoped thbat the Serate
would arree to the resolution, and was
in favor of allowing the ladies of South
Carolina the privilege of assemblingr in
the State House once a year. The res
olutlon was not comnmandatory, but leftt
the w bole matter to the discretion of the
Secretary of State.
Atrsveral addresses the final vote
was taken, and the joint r'.'uttion was
agreed to, 21 to 11.
Senator Evans th~en moved to :lis
Icharge the comniatee on conference on
Ithe Clemson College amendment, and
assigned his reasons for the motion.
A fter some discussion the yeas and nays
were taken on the motion and was
a lopted by a vote of 19 to 8.
Several hours were consumed by the
House Wednesday morning in discus
sion of the majiority and minority reports
of the committee appointed to investi
gate the action of the phosphate com
mission. Those who tt~ought the dis
cussion was going to be acriimonious
and per sonal were pleasantly disappoint
ed. The debate proceeded in strictly
parliamentary style, the most cout teous
utterance being observed. After con
siderable discussion the majority report
Mr. Moses moved to recommit the
bill to establish prohibition in Williams
burg County, He said he had been re
quested to make such motion by one of
the Williamsburg deiegation, who said
the pe'.ple of the County were not yet
ready Jor prohibition. He himiselt was
opposed te ordering prohibition for the
County undi the popile of the County
had bad a chance to express their wishes.
The ywas and nays were called on the
motion to recommit and resulted in a
failure t-) recommit by a vote of 30 to 42.
A lively spat was indulged in over a
resoluti)n to allow the Secretary of
State, the guardian of the State House,
to perm .t the use of the Hall of Repre
sentatives and other rooms for such pur
poses as be deemed proper. The reso
lution was intended to bring about a
restoration of the condition of affai-s
wvhen the State ball was held in the
Mr. Wilson made an eloquent appeal
for the members to grant the ladies of
the State the right to enjoy themselves
in the State House.
Mr. PaLton stated that the South Car
olina Society w )uld pay all damages, if
any. resulting from the ball aad intro
duced an amendment providing that the
Secretary of State shall not grant the
use of the State House without proper
security to pay for damages.
Mr. Burn made a plea for fair-minded
treatment of the reasonable request of
the resolution. He opposed exclusion
of the beautilul young women and sal
lant youtg men of the. State from the
State House. A strong showing in
favor of the resolution was made by Mr.
Ernest Gary, who showed how beneti
:ial was the social intercourse of the
young men und women of this State and
of ne~iboring States.
Mr. Boozer opposed the resoludon.
Mr. Buist called the State ball a bac
chanalian revel and uized church mem
bers to vote against granting the use of
the State House for balls.
Mr. Hazard said he had never before
heard the House called upon to defeat
a measure on religious grounds. This
was the first time religion had ever been
mjected into legislation.
Mr. Norton said "equal rights to all!
and special favors to none" should be a
rule to be observed by the House. He
was opposed to granting the privilege
because there was discrimination; why
was ti-.e Governor not invited to the
"Tikte is a time for all.0hings," said
Mr. Boezer: "I you can tell me
when's the time to dauce, I will vote
for your resolution."
Mr. Blease: "When you feel most
On the resolution an nye and nay vote
was taken resulting in a defeat of the
resolution by a vote of 28 to 30.
.The Legislature met in joint assembly
at 10:20 p. m. to elect seven Trustees
of the South Carolina Industrial and
Winthrnp Normal College. The first
ballot resulted in an election as !ollowls:
Breazeile, 80; Joynes. 70; Elder, 61;
McLaurin, 57; Patterson, 52; Fuller, 51;
The Committee on Pablic Printing re
ported that bids of the State Publishing
Company, the Alliance Puhllshing Com
pany, the Bryan Printing Company, C.
A. Calvo, Jr., and James H. Woodrow
had been submitted to it, and the bid of
James B. Woodrow being considered
most advantageots to the State, bad
At 3 o'clock the House went intc a
committee of the whole with Mr. Wil
son in the chair. Mr. Hazard in a pleas
ant and earnest speech introduced a re
solution of thanks to Speakers Jones for
the impartial and courteous manner in
wbich he had performed the duties of
his position and expressive of good
wishes for the future. The resolution
was unanimously adopted by a rising
Mr. Wilsen reported the action et the
comamittee to the House and made an
eloquent eulogium of the splendid ser
vices of Speaker Jones.
Speaker Jones thanked the house cor
dially for the appreciation of his labors.
lie said that when he had takes the
seat he had promised that lie would
know no faction or partybut would only
further the wishes of the House. whose
servant he was, Hie felt that ho had
kept this promise. He hoped that jrtbe
members would on their return home
find their Families in good health and
would have a happy Christmas.
The Senate'-began work Wednesday
with the obsegnies of the prohibition
bill. Senator Evans moved to lay on
the table that bill and the Timmerman
substitute. On calling the yeas and asys
the motion was agreed to by 23 to 2,
Senators Mason and Williams voting no.
The committee on Privileges and Elec
tion reported unfavorably on momoiial
of the Democratic Executive Committee
of Berkeley County to unseat Sena:or
Jenkins. The unfavorable report 'was
Senator Moody called up the special
order for 1 p. m. The special order
was the bill which has been carried over
in the calender since the opening of the
session to reduce salaries of State of-~
hers. It was discharged by a vote of
19 to 13.
Senator Mason got up a bill to prohi
bit persons from allowing any one to
sell or hand out any spirituous or malt
maL liquors through any sliding door,
shding drawver. revolving door, hole in
wall or .ther device or contrivance.
Smythe objected tA) the bill on the
ground that it would Interfere with a
man's conduct in his own house. lie
had Charleston exempted from opera
tions of the bill and Senator Jenkins had
Berkeley exempted. The bdll then pass
The railroad bill was take'n up at half
past twelve o'clock Wednesday night,
and after being amended, was passed.
The i'ual resolution of thanks was
passeedi and the Senate adjourned sIne
die about six o'.lock Thursday morn
ig. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Crusade of Cranks.
NEW ToRK, Dec. 22.-The World
says that Russell Sage, whom the bomb
thrower, Nor -ross, tried with dynamite
to do out of *125,000, has again been
threatened in a similar way. Since Nor
cross attempted to assassinate the ven
erable financier, Mr. Sage has re.:eived
nearly 1,200 letters from cranks in all
parts of the United States, and even
from trunpe. Some were in other Ian
guages than Engiish. The only thing
Mr. Sage did was to tell Inspecter Byr
ues. The inspector said that he would
begin a "crank crusade." He persuaded
Mr. ae tc give him some of the letters,
or copies ot them, and translations of
foreun onee. With the doing of that,
Mr. Sage rested content.
Saturday evening, a few minute after
9 o'clock, there was a ring at the door
1ell. One of the servants went to the
do.r. Standing on the steps was a young
woman. of rather uncouth appearance.
She saked, "Is this No. 509 Fifth aye
nue" The sorvant answered that it
was not. Scarceiy had she spoken when
a man jumped before her and cried, "I
have come to kill Mr. Sage." The ser
vant was astounded, for but an instant,
then she exclaimed, loudly, "Well, you
get right out of here." The man said
again, "I have come to kill Mr. Sage."
The servant told him to got out.
Just then Mrs. Sage came to the door.
The man asked if she had got his letter
demanding *2 500,000. She re pled that
she had not. He said that if he did not
get the money he would blew up the
house. Mrs. Sage ran at him, and
chocked him and pushed him down the
steps. The police were notiied, and
the house has been closely watched ever
Died at she Piano.
JESSUP, Ga., Dec. 24.-Miss Eula
Beach, Williams, pianoist for theo Bijou
Theatre~ Company, while performing
the overture Saturday night, at St arsels'
Hall, dropped forward her head on the
piano, then stiffened back on her chaIr,
gasped once or twice, was taken behind
the scenes and was dead in five imutes,
Too Iuch Cotton.
In the Augusta Chronicle of last
Wednes lay we find considerable inter
esting statistics concerning the cotton
crop, wich thit enterprising journal
compiles from "Cotton Facts," pub
lished by Mr. A. B. Shepperson, which
is a compilatior from ofdicial and reli
able sources of the crops, receipts, ex
ports, stocks, home and foreign con
sumption, visible supply, prices and
acreage of cotton for a series of years.
The Chroie* bays "Cotton Facts" is
the most complete work of tne kind
ever published, and should be in the
h4nds of eyery cotton producer, mer
chant and manufacturer in the United
States. According to Mr.Shepperson's
figures t he crop ot 1690-91 reached the
enormous total of 8,674,417 against
7,297,117 for the previous year. The
cotton on hand at the end ot the season
on the plantations and in 1sterior
towns would swell the total to 8,900,0UO
le estimates the crop of this year at
8,050,000 bales, but when comparison is
made with the crop of last year, he
thinks, there should be added to the
present erop the equivalent of 300,000
bales for its higher spinning quality,
thus making it equal to 8,350,C9) bales
of that crop. Aading the ports stocks
of Aug. 31 to 8,050,000 bales would
make supply _or the new season of
9,173,000 bales having a spinning capaci
ty of 9.473,000 bales of the previous
crop. Mr. Shepperson gives it as his
opinion, based upon the probable crop
of this year, that the yield will be far
more then the requirements of Ameri
can and European spinners. Prices are
undoubtedly, h.. says, below the cost of
production, but that fact will not ad
vance the market. The grain growers
of the West are being enriched by high
prices while the cotton producers of
the South are being impoverished by
Mr. Shepperson says that. speculation
may temporarily effect or impede its
operation, but 'a the end the law of;
supply and demand in its relation to
values is inexorable. The low prices,
are the uatural result of over-produc
tion, and their remedy lies in the re
duction of the cotton acreage. It seems
likely that the losses to planters and
merchants during the past and present
seasdns would result in an enforced
curtailment of :.he acreage of the next
crop. If not the disLress of the planters
will continue. And all classes in the
South will suffer from the natural re
suits of over-production. There is but
one remedy, and that is to reduce the
cotton acreage. A prominent citizen
of Augusta, who has been engaged in
the cotton business for many years,
calls attention .o the large surplus or
cotton from the crop of 1889-90 carried
overinto the crop of 1891-92. le esti
mates that there will be a still larger
surplus for 1892-93. This surplus, he
says, must and will be continued in
definitely to future crops, being a quan
tity beyond the ability of spinners and
manufacturers to consume. The reme
dy, he suggests, is a crop of seven mil
lion bales er less.
In commenting on Mr. Shepperson s
figures the Chronicle says "it is very
evident that planters cannot have the
beneft of any material advance until
the surplus disappears. The only sure
plan is to materially reduce the cotton
areage, and to plant grain and other
food crops, and to raise hogs, cattle and
stock at home. Unless the all cotton
mania is gotten rid of, low and ruinous
prices, must prevail to impoverish the
producer. Every consideration of duty,
of common sense, of self-interest ap
peal to the cotton planters of the South
to abandon the suicidal mania of all
cotton. Over-production is the sole
cause of the iumously low price of cot
ton." The Chronicle is one of the best
posted journals in the country. Its
opinion is valuable on any subject, and
we unhesitatingly commmiend its vie ws
as aboye expressed to our farmers. The
cotton crop of 1892-93 should not be
over 7,000,000 bales. Then we miight
expect a return of remunerative prices,
and with them happy and prosperous
times for ail our people.
THAT'S WHAT THEY ARE DOING.
When the banker buys a bond that
bond draws him interest. That is an in
vestment. Then why should the gov
ernment issue that nanker 90 per cent
of the value of his bond in money to
loan to the people at a big rate of' in
terest ? The. people should think about
these questions.-The Honest Dollar.
THE LAND LOAN PLANK.
The moment loans from the govern
ment shall be granted upon the im
proved lands of the country, that mo
ment the lands will be in demand.
Everybody will find it desirable to have
property that is good security for a
government loan. The land-loan
scheme is the sheet anchor of all our
hopes. Every intelligent farmer will
stand by it.-The Monitor.
3MUsT MIAKE THE3M LEARN.
When the average Congressman
earns that it is the duty of Congress
to protect the people against the spoIla
tions of usurErs and selish, soulless
corporations by armed invasions, they
will have learned a -little more thant
they seem to know at present. The
people need protection from internal
more than outside enemies at this
juncture of ca.r history.-Arkalsas
Oil, THIs WOULD BE CRUEL!
Whenever you pin down a Southern
Congressman as to his views on national
banks he will very readily declare that
he is opposed to them. If you will push
him he will declare in favor of the re
peal of their charters. if you will then
make him declar- how he will supylv
the substitute for the national bank
circulation that would be withdrawn,
ie will never answer. Why? lie is
simply fixing to do nothing in that
direction, and the next time he wants
to be elected he will have a plan. Nowv
is the time. Make them show tip or
shut up.--Aliance Herald.
FRANCE A MODEL FOR Us.
Although there is a circulating me
dium of $61 per capita in France, and
the ruling rate of interest is 3 per cent,
there is less complaint of stringency in
monetary affairs. A proposition is be
fore the legislative body of the country
for the government to loan money t;o
farmers on their lands at 2 per cent ia
terest, and it is likely to become a law,
though not very much necessity exists*
for it. France has long since learned
that a high rate of interest is not con
ducive to the prosperity of her agricul
ture, and instead of allowing a set of
cormorants to feed upon it and destroyt
it, as has been done in America, every
safeguard, protection and encourage
ment is given. Besides such favorable
legislation as is kept upon her statutes,
an appropriation of $30,000,000 annual
ly is made. to encourage andl develop
her agriculture. France is a model for
TE OCALA PLATFORM ALL THE TDUiA
This country is in the throes of a
money famine, and the masses of the
people can realize no prosperity until it
shall be relieved. How this relief shall
come andl how it shall be secure d, are
the question for the publicists ot this
counay to settle. TIhe Republican idea
is to reduce the volume of currency.
The Cleveland idea is to destroy t~he
"dishonest money," which means the'
same thing. The masses of the people
do not embrace either of these remedies,
for they are not remedies, but aggra-*
vators of the malady. It wouild seem to
be monumental cheek for any set of
un to offer this remedy to an irntelli-!
gernt p. ople, biut these are two leadin
ideas as politic:a panaces for the ilils
t rom which the body politic is suirering.
It requires very little perception to re
ize that the demand is not met and
can nevtr be fultilled by either of these
Sufueated I - , Wt'.
ROME, Dec. 2..-- V !e -06 labors
were returring I om or': upon the
Sulmena and lsernau a .n - thevy were
overtaken bY a ;-ri.fi, s w stcrn.
Many of the men -ra 2'd it, the
drifts and , bers v.e:e iz A to dea!h.
Fifteen bo IeS b. T : en re
covered and twenty 4f ; t formnate
men are stil; miss:.
SENAToU PLUMB, 01 K - AS, (lied
suddenly in Washmnet,. 1:-t Sunday.
This re-duces the Repuier :, majority
in that body one v.- -t.
H. A. HOYT,
[Successor to C. L. H t .t .
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NOTICE OF REGISTRATION
State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OF CLAR:ENDON.
I N ACCORDANCE WITU THlE PROVIS
ions of an act-cf the Geneudl Assembly;
ratiled on the 9th day Of kebruairy, 1882 L.
will be in the court house in Manning.lin
the ofiice of the clerk of th' court, the first
Monday of e-ach month, foi the: purpose of
allowing persons comning of ugo since the
last general election to register, and to at.
tend to any other business yrtainin to m
official duties. S. P. HOLL ADAN' ',
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