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"The obliging Yankee took the job
off my hands so far as Oakfell was
"I suppose," Laure commented, "Eva
riste will now think he can persuade
Estelle Latiolais to marry him and will
speed his steps accordingly."
"I hope so," said Quillebert, still
pleased. "It would be a fit punish
ment for her, and my vengeance would
"He shall not marry her,' Laure ex
"And you shall not marry him," re
torted Quillebert In sudden rage.
"Let him say that, not you. My
grandmother never used 'shall' or 'shall
not' to me. Then do not waste your
energy in laying commands upon me.
You cannot steal my liberty as you did
the negro jockey's."
Laure's defiance was pronounced with
such fire, contempt and insinuated
threat that Quiliebert quailed beneath
her flashing eyes, and, swallowing the
coarse retort that rose to his lips, lie
whistled a prolonged note of mock sur
prise and walked to the room where
his treasure of brandy was stored. But
he stiffly resolved that Evariste should
wed Estelle and in that connection took
from his strong box a bundle of papers
bearing the signature of Leonidas La
tiolais. Selecting two, he read them
carefully and tied them in a separate
parcel, which he laid away by itself.
To the curious Evariste's grief was
evidenced by his self seclusion. For
the space of a week he was not seen
at the Latiolais home, Quillebert's place
r Dede's cabaret. He immured him
self behind locked doors at "L'Espe
rance," and Mrs. Wyley saw him only
at meals. She, good soul, was over
whelmed by sorrow. She could not
trust herself to mention the dreadful
rumor to Evariste, even to question its
verity. But he, when alone, passed his
time otherwise than in mourning. It
was a busy week with him. He count
ed and recounted the money he had
hoarded. since his brother's departure,
calculated over and over his gains
from the contraband ventures expluited
with Quillebert, scanned repeatedly the
written obligations of old man Latio
lais which he had purchased from the
Frenchman; but, though the effort in
volved the full measure of his strength,
he refrained from opening the sealed
envelope which Horace had delivered
into his hand before marching to the
dangers of battle. He contented him
self for the present with the belief that
it contained a disposition in his favor
f all the Oakfell estate. The thoughts,
scheme" and 'resolves which occupied
im during those seven days were such
s consume or sear the soul, and he
ame forth with hardened euntenance,
ompressed lips, cruel eyes and con
His first call was on Estelle, whose
pale face and stricken look stirred his
secret resentment. She greeted him
sadly and. almost weeping. said:
"Tell me, my friend, that you do not
believe this awful news about your
brother; that you have good reason to
"Alas, mademoiselle," he replied, af
eting a distress he did not feel, "I
have no more reason for belief than t he
existence of the rumor and none for
disbelief other than the absence of offi
cial or authoritative co:'roboration. I
can only hope that Horace still lives."
"God grant he lives! God grant he
lives!" she murmured, sinking into a
"Amen to that," said Evariste solemn
ly. "But should the all wise God have
ecreed differently, I pray you, made
oiselle, to feel assured that you have
in me a friend and protector as devoted
and as brave as he. though not as gift
"Yes, yes." She seemed to be speaking
to herself without looking at her vis
itor. "He said so and bade me trust
his brother. But God grant he lives!
God grant he lives!"
"Estelle, am I never to be regarded
y you save as the suggestion of' an
other man? Can you not see"- EHer
surprised and pained glance apprised
him that he was betraying anger, and
e checked the utterance of harsh
words that sprang from his heart,'T'or
e knew his time was not yet ripe
while a chance remained that Horace
"Pardon me, mademoiselle," he added
umbly. "My distress has made me a
sick man, irritable beyond my power
of self control. I will not come to you
again until I am better."
"I hope that will be soon," she said.
giving him her hand.
He next sought Dede's. Passing
Quillebert's house, he was halted by
"Your brother-Is it true that he is
dead?" she asked.
"I do not know," he answered.
"What do you believe?"
"What does she believe?" pointing
toward Esteile's home.
"She mourns for him."
"That is more than you will do."
"For a reason I will not state."
"Do you know the reason?" he asked
"I do not 21 sense it. I inherit that
from my grandmother."
"Bah, Laure! That is nonsense,
which you did not inherit from the doc
"Have it your own way. But there is
a second reason why you will not
"What is that?l'
"Because you will not be sorry."
"Do you not think you are overstep
ping the bounds?"
"I have no bounds. I talk so because
E know you. I have studied you, tbut
I need not have done so, for I under
stand you without."
"You are in danger."
"Then I am doomed, for I cannot es
cape from myself." And Evariste
laughed at his poser.
"But you can escape," Laure said.
"Avoid Quillebert from this time on."
"That would be inconvenieut. though
it would not break my heart."
"And leave off your hopeless pursuit
of that girl." again stretching her arm
down the bayou. "for you shall never
"Is that a threat?" he demanded.
"tJs. a ni-ecam" she said with a
"I was not aware Cassandra survived
"I do not know what you mean, but
you know what I mean."
"Well, I thank you," he said. gather
ing the reins of his bridle and raising
"Unless you hved you shall have no
cause to thank me." She kept her eyes
fixed upon him until he disappeared
behind the crest of the bayou hank.
and then with all the inte.:ity of her
nature she exclaimed: "He shall come
my way! I will it!"
Evariste continued to the eiharet
and there found his two customaary
companions at their usual devotion -o
rum and cards. Quillebert was restive
and hastened the intoxication and di'
parture of old Latiolais, after which he
drew his chair near to Evariste and
"What are your plans now that your
brother is dead?"
"They are not definitely formed. I
must have verification of this report"
"But you believe it?" asked Quille
"I incline to."
"If it prove true, what is your pur
pose toward Latiolais' granddaughter?"
"I will marry her."
"Will she consent?"
"Yes, when I convince her she must
in order to save her home and the old
"How will you do'that?"
"By means of the papers I bought
from you and the two you still hold,
which I will buy also."
"You oan the power of attorney
and the order to cancel her mortgage
upon his plantation?"
"How did you learn I had them?"
"It is not necessary to explain."
"If I put them at your service with
out price, you will not relent?"
"Never!" said Evhriste, setting his
teeth together determinedly.
"The papers are subject to your de
mand. Give me your hand," Quillebert
said exultingly, adding as he chuckled.
"Aha, my little Laure of the 'shall' and
the 'sha.1 not!'"
"What do you mean by that?" sharp
ly asked Evariste, eying Quillebert sus
"Oh, as you said just now, it is not
necessary to explain," replied the lat
ter, continuing his low, malevolent
laugh. "We will await the copfirma
tion of the news."
And await they did, though Impa
tiently enough, until two winters and
springs had rolled..by and fallen into
the immeasurable and insatiate maw
of the past. Though the battle of Per
ryville became a known historical fact,
no list of the Confederate dead was ob
tainable, and no survivor returned to
give- the roll of the slain. Between
Avoyelles and the dwindling army of
the southwest lay the impassable Un
ion line along the mighty river. But
at length when this latter stretched to
the western shore and beyond the re
gion of middle Louisiana came the con
firmation so devoutly wished.
In rags and unshod, his right arm
handless and his left leg from the knee
gone, Valsin Mouillot hobbled back to
his old home, discharged as incapable
of service. To eager listeners, many
of them weeping, he recited what of
the engagement he had seen, which
was little, for he wvas in the heat of it.
He told of the drought parched section
of Kentucky, dusty and waterless,
through which forced marches were
made; how, east of Perryville, his re
treating division was halted and form-.
ed for action under a broiling midday
sun; how the warriors of both sides
were famished for drink, while the
only spring on the field la-y in an apple
orchard, on one Bide of which was a
-Whatdo you meanby that?"
low stone wall protecting a battalion of
Illinois Infantry. His wan face glow
ed as he described the charges of his
company on this wall to uncover the
spring. The first was under Captain
Tailleur, who fell at the brink of the
pool with a minie ball through his
forehead. Lieutenant Oakfell led the
second, received a murderous volley
within 40 feet of the wall and bit the
dust with Leon, the jockey, who had
joined him at Corinth and followed
him as body servant and cook of his
mess. The third charge was about to
be made under the leadership of Lieu-:
tenant Brulleton when a shell exploded
in 'Valsin's face, and he knew no more
until he recovered consciousness in a
canvas covered wagon jolting through:
the passes of the Cumberland mooun
tains to find himself minus a foot and a;
hand. He had lingered about the camps;
and hospitals until he was formnally re
ported as unfit for duty, discharged
and ordered to return home as best he
could. His journay back was long, te
dious and painful and now that it was
accomplished appeared to him a hide
When the doleful story of Valsin was
carried to Estelle, she looked with*
streaming eyes far into the blue vault
above and whispered:
"Horace, hear me. Your voice called;
my love into being, and now my love~
is dead. No other voice than yours.
shall ever recall it to life."
THE OLOGRAPIIo TEsTAMENT..
NEVER~ had Evariste breathed
so deeply and freely, never
had his pulse beat so strong
ly, as after hearing Valsin,
an eyewitness, rehearse the
heroic fall of his brother. His spir it
bounded; he felt 121s powers expand;
lie saw the path to the goal cleared. It
was an effort to fe'ign grief in the re
etition of~ the story to tearful Mrs. Wy
ley, but his actin~g was superb, and it
sufficed to excuse hasty retirement to
the prIvacy of his room and the re
quest that no one should he permitted
to disturb him. Tiptoein;; steps paist
th~ locked door and underneath the
curtained windows testified the respect
of the household for his sorr'ow.
With hands unsteadied by the ex
treme of exultation he opened the small
brass ribbed box of ebony in which the
sealed envelope had lain' since tihe day
he had received it from Horace and
Drawing nis en'al: into ine subdued
light which filtered through the win.
dow curtain, he broke the seal, took
out the one sheet of paper and. unfold
Ing it, read:
PanIM OF AvoTE:.LfeS, LoC:SI.M. .ay G. ISG1.
I, Horace Oakael. c' "L'Esperance" plantation,
in the parish andl state above written, of lawful age
and withcut fc.ecd iirs, bein; of rcc.d health
both in mind -nd crody but lnowin: te cer
tainty of death and t ainty Cf the ti:ia
thereof and espeialy I : . in in view Ce erils of
war, into which I am about to enter, do raae this
my last will --n-1 testament in the h
I give and b-queath unto my brother. Evazi-te
Oakfeil, one-half of all my estate of whatsoeecr
lind and where'.xever situated which I ni y pos
sess at the moment of my death.
I give and bequeath unto Estelle Latiolai',
granddaughter of Lconidas Latiolais of the parish
a-.- state above written, the remainder of my cs
tate of whatsoever kind and wheresoever situated
which I may possess at the mcment of my death.
I appoint my said brother, Evarite Oak , S-ii
executor of this testament :nd dispense hin finne
giving bond, and I direct hi:n to make itt::'
of my estate by licitation within one yer afer
probate :md deliver to said Estelle I.: i r- hr
share in gold money or its equivalent M i
bearing securities to be approved by l:e paeri
This testament has been dated, writt'ln and
signed by me on one sheet of paper at ore writ
ing. HooaCr O'.&-ELL
So intense was the shock he experi
enced from this perusal that his head
fell forward. ant for 'a moment his
state was one of semiconsciousness.
But rage, bitter, unspeakable rage, sent
the blood surging hot from his heart.
The veins of his neck and temples
gorged; his face grew livid. Had he
been of full physical habit Le would
have died in the tempest of wrath
which burst within him. An hour tie
sat motionless except for the twitch
Ings of his countenance, like those of
an anmsthetized p.tient under the sur
geon's knife. But one thought was de
fined in his dazed, congested mind, and
that took the form of an infinite. malig
nant curse upon the brother who
thwarted him even from his undiscov
erable grave. Exhausted. weo:k as a
child coming out of a cataleptic spasm,
he tottered across the room and fell
panting upon his bed. The calmness
of collapse came upon him, bringing a
gradual return of connected thought.
In his view Horace's malevolence to
him was manifest The purpose of the
bequest of half the estate to Estelle
was so to burden the conscience of the
sentimental girl with a weight of grat
itude to his memory that the bestowal
of her haud to another would to her
seem the basest of crimes. He bad
sought to make her life one of virgin
widowhood or religious seclusion. The
plain animus was to baffle the suit
which he anticipated that Evariste
would press. The latter would not ud
mit that his passion was unknown to
Horace. How was this stroke to be
parried? Now, if ever, was the crisis
out of which his boasted cunning, the
gift of his Latin ancestors, should bear
him victorious. What was this weapon
used against his life's life? What was
the character of an olographie will?
What was his status without the will,
no living person but himself having
He dared not consult a lawyer. No
one of the craft known to hin possess
ed the degree of secretiveness to in
vite his trust. Itising and borrowing
strength from a decanter of brandy, he
took down the cvil code of Louisiana
and, turning over the leaves, every one
of which bore the pen notes and thumb
marks of his brother. rested his eyes
upon these lines:
Article 15St. The clographie testarnsent Is that
which is written by the testator himself. In or
der to be -alid it maust be entirely written, dated
and signed by the testator. It is subject to do
other form and ma'. bie made anywhere, even out
of the state.
Article 1645. The olographic testament shall be
opened if It be sealed, and it must be acknowl
edged and proved by Lhe declaration of two cred
itle persons, who musnt attest that they recognize
the teatamnent as being entirely written, dated
and signed isi the tes-:ator's handwriting, as hav
ing often scen him write and sign during his
"The perfection of simplicity." Eva
riste muttered, "and from all the forms
oZ testament allowed by the law he
has, deliberately selected this one for
my discomfiture. Shall I suffer it to
wreck my hopes? Shall I not strangle
it before it sees the light? What would
be the effect of that? Let me look fur
Delving again into the code, he found
that he, though only half brother,
would have inherited the whole estate
to the exclusion of other collateral
heIrs had Horace died intestate.
"Oh, Horace, you stupid American
dolt," he soliloquiazed gloatingly, "to
leave in my hands this cursed instru
ment of your ill will and expect me to
turn It upon myself-to commit suicide
with it! You never understood me.
You never tried to understand me. It
is too droll Between me and success
stands only this flImsy barrier, erected
by a stolid mind, and away it vanishes
He seized the will and struck a
match, wben he was startled by a
sharp knock at his door.
Throwing away the match and
thrusting the will into his pocket; he
"Who is there?"
"It is I," Mrs. W'yltey answered. "A
letter has been broughit by a messen
get, who say's an immtediate answer is
Hie opened the door and received the
Come to Cede's at once. 2:atters et i:apertance
require consideration and action now.
"Tell the messenger. please. that I
will come," he saiu to Mrs. Wyley. a nd
then to himself< "Perhaps tis is for
tunate. It may be well f'or: met to
breathe fresh air and get bacthk to the
normal, possibly' to conisult Quillebert,
before taking steps which emtitd never
be retraced. lie is an expert on all
matters of this comple'xicn."
Hie was soon at the cabarect attd se-at..
ed in the rear room with Quillebert.
"I have news for you." said the lat
-"The Latiolais girl wants to bec-onme
"She will forego that wish when I
make her realize tihe consequences to
"You are still iresolved oin that?"
"More infiexibly than ev er."
"Then I have other news."
"Your brother left a will."
Evariste paled and exclaimed:
"Who says so?"
"Hlow does he know ?
"Your brother told him he bad left
iis will with you."
A cold moisture bathed Ev'ariste's
"Moreover, he made the saume state
met to the priest Gr-he the day before
he wvent away. But neither of' themi
knows its dispositions," corntinued
Quillebert. "The people will expect
you to produce it soon."
"My God!I" said Evariste, realizing
the futility of denying the existence of
thc testament andi his need of an ad
visr. "Your summons came in the
nick of time to sav-e me from ruin."
"Hlow so?"~ asked Quillebert.
"I was on the point of burning the
"Because it divides the estate evenly
b~eten Estelle and me."
that is an intimation~)f inzis;i t
she should marry with you."
"No. It was intended to make her
his widow and fortify her against the
duress I meant to apply through old
Leonidas. She will rever consent to
become my wife if that will goes into
"You are right," Quillebert said after
a moment's thought. "Where Is the
"I have it here," repi-ed Evariste.
"Let me see it," Qu~llebert demand
The testament was exhibited. Quille
bert read it slowly and deliberately.
with half closed eyes and knit brows.
For an hour he ia'>orcd thi,.
proof that his geniu, was actively
working. Looking up without raising
his head, he said:
"Who has seen this besides your
"No one but you."
"Are you sure?"
"Yes. It has been locked in my desk
since Horace gave it to me. and the
key has never been out of my posses
Quillebert stretched himself to a half
reclining position, thrust his hands
deep Into his pocket and, with his eyes
riveted upon the will, plunged into a
cogitation so profound and apparently
so forceful that It seemed a bodily ac
tion instead of an Intellectual opera
tion. This silent function was pro
longed, and Evariste became impatient,
though he dared not disturb It. Sudden
ly Quillebert rose, drew from his pock
et a n-mber of letters. and, tearing
from one a blank page of thin French
made paper, he took up the will, turned
the kev in the door and walked to the
rear end of the room, where a single
window let In the light from the west.
Finding pen and ink on the wide man
tel, he placed them on the window
"What are you doing?" asked Eva
"Stay where you are," Quillebart re
He spread the will against the dirty
window pane, illumined by the almost
vertical rays of the evening sun, and
over It the page of translucent paper.
With slow movement he plied the pen,
stoppIng at Intervals to rest his hand
and wrist, and for an hour labored
thus, uttering never a word. Then,
emitting a satisfied snort, he removed
the two sheets from the glass and, lay
Ing them before Evariste, said:
"How does that strike you?"
Evariste was amazed and exclaimed
"You certainly are a master, Con
"But you can improve on that. Your
fingers and wrIst are more supple and
steady than mine. Only take time and
be careful." And Quilleber-t drew the
thin sh~eet toward hm an :: it . tch.
"Don't do that. Give it to me," Eva
"No, no," his companion ann':ered,
with a sapient gr-in. "This is me>w.
You have the suggestion." And, touch
ing the flame to it, he turned the b:urn
lag paper with his fingers until every
part was converted to ashes, whfe-h he
crumbled with his. hand and stirred
with those in the huge fireplace.
.For many days Ev-aristu remnaied on
the plantation. is reticence and
thoughtful mien were taken for- sorrmow
lag. Much of' this time was sgu-t in
his room. He aged visibly. The
poignancy of his grief vwas attes;ted.
A month later, wearing on is hat a
band of black, he sou:;ht audien-ce of
Father Grhe, who received him with
courtesy, but not with wvar-mth, briefly
speaking the expected words of condo
"Father," he said, "'my dear, generous
brother left with me a sealed envelope
Instructing me to open iC-en learning of
his death. I have just done so and
found It to be his last will and testu
nient in the ologr-aphic form. Iiere it
is. Kindly read it and say whether
you recognize the handwriting to be
entirely his, for I k-now you have often
seen him write and sign during his life
time." He had get by rot-e the very
wording of the code's for-mula.
The priest carefully studied the pa
per, throwing now and then a search
lug glance upon the subdued coun
tenance of his visitor, and said:
"Yes, I recogtnize the writing to he
that of your br-other-."
"You will so'testify in court, father?
"I tmust, If called." is tone implied
"You wvere one of his closest and m'ost
highly esteemed friards and for that
reason, father, I deem it meet and( d1e
sirable that you should be one of the
witnesses to prove his testament."
"Be it so," said the good nman, though
he piously wvished the request had not
Evariste now sought Noreau, the old
time clerk of court, and, puttIng to
him the same interrogateries, received
the like responses.
And in due course, on proof of hand
writing delivered by Father Grhe andl
Lucien Noreau and of death made by
Valsin Mouilot, the parish judge' at
tached his par-aph and orderedl to be
executed "in all its par-ts and particu
lars" the following instrument pr
pounded by Evariste as the' last will
and testament of Horace Oakfcll:
PAmISH oF AVOTEL.Es, Locis:Ax., May 6, 1301.
I, Horace Oakfell of "'Esperance" plantation,
in the parish and state above written, of lawful age
and without forced heirs, being of sound health
bth in mind and body, but knowing the cer
tainty of death and the uncertainty of the time
thereof and especially having In view the perils
of war, into which I am aibout to cnter, do make
this my last will and testament in the olographic
I give and bequeath unto my brother, Evariste
Okeli, all my estate of whatsoever kind andi
wheresoever situated which I may possess at the
roment of my death.
I appoint my brother, Evariste Oak! eli, sole ex
ecutor of this testament and dispense him from
This testament has beer dated, written and
signed by me on one sheet of paper at one writ
ing HoRACE OAreEe..
Receiving the letters testamentary
sealed with seal of the court, his war
rant of dominion os-er all the Oakfell
fortune, Evariste protidly traversed the
parish, returning to "L'Esperance" as
"Ahi, Horace," to himself he said, "in
npurarre bed hr.netht+hannle
trees do you dream? Can you see your
mean craftiness made a stepping stone
to my will? Do you now believe that I
am fit for neither Inw nor politics? 0
wise Horace. do you not know that sue
cess is the only thing worth striving
for: that with ;t I ris- iu my own es
teem and advance in the respect of my
fellow m ien? D you not understand
the differeotnce bwe your arrogant
daring and y):1 ie" courage? Uave
You visions, sCopip !wro? Behold tils
one. The nautiful. moitiag Estelle is
no longer a v--rgn widow. 1er sweet,
blushing fceei' ner the bridal veil.
Rouse yours: if. dear brother, and be
present at the marriage fete."
"I will," said a voice, which froze his
bleod and caused him to reel In his
"I will seud a1 squad with the corporal
to guard the cotton." continued the
voice, ;nd. iooking around, he saw and
salited t wo olicee;s- of the Union forces
passing behind him on the crossroad
to Coude de Francais.
[To nz corrI:-ED.]
Thou, too, sail on, 0 ship o state!
Sail on. 0 Union, stror.g and great!
Humanity with all its fe:rs.
with all the hopes of future years.
Is lianging breathIees on thy fate!
We know what Master laid thy keel,
What workmen wrought thy ribs of stee!,
Who made each nc:t and sail and rope,
What rnvi:s rang. w!at l:am:irs teal,
In what . forge anI vhat a 1cat
Were Ehapud the anrchors of thy hope!
Fear not each suden sound and s::ock;
'Tis of t:e wave rnd not ii,, rod.;
'Tis but the flapping the all
And net a rent n::le by the gale!
In spite of rock end tempest's roar,
In spite of false lights on the shore,
Sail on nor fear to breast the sea!
Our hearts, our hopes, are cil with thee:
Our ilearts. our hopes, our prayers, our
Our faith triumphant o'er our fears.
Are all with thee, are all with thee!
Those Whileb Foreigrers Com'nin 1
Amerlet. Learn to LUse First.
What are the mdst expressive phrases
in colloquial English? Of the Cdoze
that slip off English speaking ton'ue
in the course of a tay some tmust l
better suitted for their purpose a
more char-acteristic cf the race t::t
originated them than others. W:
foreigners come to this constry, te
catch certain etprei aI:st imt
diately and long before they cant
tempt to speak the Iauage hae
made them part of their vocabular.
It would seem that these pr-ases must
be the most expressive in 1-:Aglishi and
that they are peculiar to the language
and "fill a long felt want." since for
eigners seize so eagerly t.pon them.
Every man or woman who lands in
this country is saying. "Hurry up!" ia
two months. In whatever quarter of
the city one may walk. Italian or Ger
man or Jewish, mothers will be dis
patching their ofl'spring on errands, us
ing their native speech, but- closing
their orders with the magic "Hurry
up!" How delightfully characteristic
of the nation is the phrase! It is not
to be wondered at that the newcomers
from the slow moving old world find
that they have brought over uothing to
"All right" rivals -hurry up," not
because foreign tongues lack similog
expressions, but because there is a jol
ly, hail fellow well met air about "All
right" lacking In other phrases of the
same character. Then, too. "All right"
takes the place not only of "Good," but
of "Yes" and "I urnderstand" and of a
dozen other phrases which in other
languages require sepa rate expressions.
The third phrase. whiefs alone shares
the popularityv or the tGrs't two, Is. "It's
nice." This should be Interesting to
purists who wIsh to restrict "'nice" to
Its first and original mre.: of "ex
act." No word of ancestry .iticiently
aristocratic to please thema tahes the
p lace of "nice" in its colloquial meaid
ing, and foreigners clasp it with joy,
wholly ignorant of the fact that they
are outraging the feelings of anybody
by so doIng. Other phr-ases be-sides
"Hurry up," "All right" and "It's nice".
captivate tile fauncy of the newly land
ed, but these three reign supr-eme.
New York Tribune.
They Wiere Not Indians.
It Is said that when the first Chinese
came to California the Indians were
very curious abotut them. A dispute
arose among some of them as to what
country the strangers might hail from
and whether or not they were Indians.
The Indians, wise as the Puritans of
old, decided to ap~ply the water test.
If the accused swam, they were
witches; if they drowned. thecy were
One day a party of' Indians met a
party of Chinamen appr-oaching a lit
tle stream. The strangers approached
the bridge and started across. The In
dianis, too, filed across anud. meeting
the Chinamen in midstream, pushedl
two of them into the angry, spooming
current below. The test was conclu
sive. They could not swim. They
were not Indians.
How to Detect a Cheap Shoe.
"It takes a rainy spell to show up a
cheap shoe." says a shoe dealer. "it
can be spotted by an observer on a
rainy day, though it may have come
within an hour fr-om the store. Watch
the feet of people the next time it rains,
and you can pick out the inexpensive
shoes. A cheap shoe always slips when
the pavements are wet. Artificial stone
pavements especially show them up.
The sole of a cheap. common shoe is
made of imitation leather, composed of
pressed paper, and water softens it and
makes the wearer slide along while
walking. Yen can always tell a c-heap
shoe in this way."-lndianapolis News.
"What you chillun been doin'?"
"We ain't been doin' nothin'."
"Deah me! You grow moab like
youah pa every day!" - Indianapolis
E-.er-y attention will be' shown visit
o-s and' we especially in vite the people
to visit otur 1han ttme stor-' to mnspect
we can aratl:nter'.
Out' Tail.oring Depatrms is'~haps
te larg'est in the State- and cur' tailotrs
A Suit made by us is sumicient war
rantt to it. Come to see us.
I L DAI& BRO,,
Co.King adWentworth Sts.,
CiIAnRLEcTn, .. ..S C.
May riot meet with a unanimous approval, but there are none who disap
lrove of Commercial expahsion at home.
The LEVI BROTHERS of Sumter, in order to meet the demands of
our growing and expanding business, were fdrced to seek more commodious
quarters. Accordingly we contracted f' and leased the old J. T. Solo mon
store next to the court house, and after an. expenditure of considerable
money we have now one of the handsomest and best equipped stores -in -the
city, to which we extend a most cordial invitation to the readers of THE
TiMts, and in this connection we desire to express our gratitude to the
:eople for the patronage and the manifestationsof confidene reposed in us.
The Sumter cotton market is one of the best in the -State -nd:.*e
reckon ourselves among the heaviest buyers; this we couldnot do if we did
not pay full market price, and having the very best facilitiesfor handling
cotton we can guarantee prices to those favoring us with their patronage.
this season is advancing, but we have
a magnificently selected. stock- don
: tracted for early and ahiad of any-ad.
:4 vance, that we think will be of inter
est to the people to examine -before
are our f vorite stock -and we believe
that we have as large and as complete-%.
S Ioes line, from the best factories in. the
z United States aiany.house -aAy-rom
S2 A IA .2 _1 &A -A JAULz A -A AUZI wholesale trade; in fact we-d a
jobbing trade in Dry Goodiand oe
can only be properly selected by ox
perts and we have had the advantage
g :3 of an expert who makes a thorough
- study of the styles to select this. stock,
and we want everybody to come and
and see how well and cheaply we eau
dike them out.
nm is a line that we defy competition in
style, shapes, quality and prices.' .No
. matter who you want a Hat for or,
what price you want to pay-for it, we
can suit you in every -respect. We
have a full line of Boys' Hats,also.
mff.13 bought altogether in car load jots a
: with - a view of competing with job
G roceries - bers. A farmer can secure -rom n s
4 anything in the Grocery line, either.
unummuumumuuu~~k Ammuu Fancy or leaiy goods, atprices that
can only produce profits by the vol
una of business done.
Our store will continue to be headquarters for the farmers ot Claren -
don. ind in our new 4narters we can give onr friends more attention be
cause we have wore rooi to do business.
We want Yon to come to see us, ne-xt door to the court house and you
have our guarantee that your wants will be supplied regardhss of compe.
3l ring YC tton.
Wmi. Ee holmes & 0
209JBinst Bay. - CHARLESTON, S. C.
PAINTS, 0ILS, VAPRNISH AND BRUSHES,
LANTERNS. TAR PAPER AND
BUILDING PAPER.- -
Headquarters for the Celebrated Palmetto Brand of Cylinder, Planing, En -
gine Oils and Greases. ---
Put up in Standard Cooperage and in
0Cooperage, 220 to 230 pounds per bar- -
C' - s 4rel.
Finest Cooperage, Finest
Quality that Money can
Write us for prices. We cover the Southern States.
CAROLINA PORTLAND CEENT C01 .
Sole Sellinig Agents,
Cli ARLESTON, - - S. (J.
S outhern Fruit Co.6
W. H. MIXSON, manager.
-. WHOLESALE DEALERS IN
SFRULiT and PRODUCE.
SBARRELS, BASKETS, CRATES, Etc.
Higia Grade Vegetale Seeds.
- ClARLESTON, - - - - - S. C.
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we hope the popnle will appreciate it.