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-Well, my kiud friends, I must go to
my grandchild. I am grateful and
Neither accompanied him out of the
room. Dede assisted him into his
Leonidas Latiolai was unconscious.
buggy, gave him the reins, started the
horse homeward 'and stood in the door
way gazing after him and wondering
by what miracle it was that he left the
How long the buggy and patient
horse had stood in the shade of a
spreading umbrella china tree beside
the home gate was not known. A pass
erby, receiving from the proverbially
polite old man no acknowlegment of
his salute, looked attentively into his
face and discovered that Leonidas La
tiolais was unconscious. though sittiLg
erect on the buggy seat, holding the
reins loosely in his hands. The house
hold was alarmed, and he was tenderly
lifted and conveyed to his chamber.
The breathing was deep and regular.
the limbs were warm and mobile, but
a heavy sleep seemed to have settled
upon him, from which he could not be
awakened. Dr. Tougarre, the family
physician, after vain experiments with
black coffee, limited his treatment to
such medication as would sustain the
patient's strength and trusted to na
ture and perfect rest for the restora
tion of the mental faculties, strictly
enjoining absolute quiet. Thus for
days the stricken man lay mute and
almost motionless, rousing only su!l
ciently to receive nutriment, and no
word had escaped his lips 'when the
day and hour arrived, so fateful to
him and his ward, set by Evariste for
the visit of weal or woe.
cASSANDRA St'RVIVES- TRoY.
THE midday meal had been eat
en, coffee had been served on
the veranda to Estelle and
Father Grhe, whom she had
persuaded to prolong his duty
call at the afflicted home. Suffering was
depicted in her face, but also the meek
resignation of the martyr. The priest,
whose breadth of girth had grown in
the pinching times of war, but whose
hair had thinned and was whitening,
inhaled the smoke of perique from a
long pipe with evident satisfactien.
though a look of protest seemed to
have settled upon his benignant coun
tenance. Odette, matured and grave,
sat on a cypress block outside the gate,
listlessly looking up and down the de
serted road. The warm languor of
spring was in the air, the hush of trop
ical noon was on all the scene.
"My child," said Father Grhe, "the
life of a Discalced Carmelite nun is
one of unutterable severity. It is but
a breathing death. .Her cell is, in fact,
a grave, her convent a cemetery. More
than figuratively she is dead to the
world. She can- scarce be called a
shade of her former self, immured be
hind walls and grates, baref'oot, shorn,
her sight riveted to the ground, sub
sisting on crusts dogs would scarce eat.
Were I pope the order should be abol
ished. Think of some other-a Sister
of Charity, a Little Sister of the Poor,
a Sister of the Sacred Heart. -Any of
these serves God by serving his chil
dren in the world he made for them."
"It is your tender heart, father, which
counsels," she replied, "and it cannot
fully know the needs-and cravings of
my spirit. To mingle with the wvorld
even on pious errands must always re
mind me in some degree of what I
have lost, of what I have suffered.
Forgveness of wrongs, forgetfulness
of sorrows, absorption in God the Con
soler, will soonest come in the cell of
the discalced nun. And it may be
there my soul will soonest be chasten
ed and released."
"I fear It is the latter hope which,
most recruits the order," sighed the
"Let not the subject disturb you fur
ther for the present, father," she said,
"for I will stay by my poor grandfa
ther to the end, as I promised. and p~os
sibly then I may be able to see as you
do. Will ML Quillebert, you think, be
cruel enough to disturb gr'andpere while
he is so ill?"
"Cruel enough, yes, but scarcely bold
enough to risk the indignation of the
"And can you believe M. Evariste,
will fulfill his threat of coming here
again and repeating his demand upon
me? Can you believe he will after'
what I said to himn,as I have told you?"
"I fear he will have the hardihood
and meanness to do so. Whatever of
manliness and generosity he may have
had in former years seems to have
been educated out of him by his tute
lage to Quillebert," answered Father
Grhe, with a bitterness for wvhich he
atoned that night with 30 Ave Marias
and three readings of the daily office.
"Then, I pray you to stay here, fa
ther, as late as you can. I will not ask
you to be present at the dread inter-:
view, but I shall have courage from
knowing you are near."
"Fear not, daughter. I will remain."'
"Oh, I wish it wvas over." she whiis
A shrill scream at the gate startled
both to their feet to see Odette dart
down the road like a bird of flight.
"What can have happened to the.
girl?" exclaimed Estelle, alarmed.
"Stay here. I will go and see," said
the priest, andl he hurried hatless along
the gravel walk to the gate and out into
A strange sight met his gaze. The
primitive mall coach from Rted River
Landmng o the Miseini with its
leather curtains down and dr&wn by
two lean and weary ponies, was ap
proaching. It was surrounded by a
score of men on horseback and afoot,
crowding past each other and eagerly
peering through the front and the sides
of the ancient vehicle, all speaking at
once, so that their excited voices pro
duced an unintelligible hum. Odette,
with her arms round his neck, appear
ed to be dragging a handsome dark
man, whose arm was about her waist,
toward the coach, entreating wildly:
"Make him get out! le must get
out! Do not let him go by! Help him
down! Lead him In! le must not go
Father Grhe rushed through the
group, threw aside the curtain. lookL-d
within and fell back a step, his face
radiant with ecstatic astonishment.
Iaising his eyes heavenward and
spreading his open palms, he said sol
"Blessed be the name of the Lord
now and forever!"
Instantly every head was bared and
reverently bowed, and from Imel, the
old schoolmaster, came the response:
"From the rising to the settir.g sun
blessed be the name of the Lord!'
Seizing the bridle bits. the priest pull
ed the unwilling beasts to the gate, tore
off the eurtain and extending his arms
"Come, your duty stops you here.
The merciful and mysterious God has
sent you. Come!"
In affectionate embrace he tenderly
lifted from the coach a frail figure clad
In faded, threadbare gray. The left
arm clung to the priest for support; the
right hung limp from a drooping,
shrunken shoulder. The dark man step
ped quickly to the makmed side and
passed one arm about his body. As
the emaciated face turned in mute and
kindly recognition a mighty shout of
joy and welcome went up from the
men on horses and echoed far into the
still forest. At a sign from the priest
the company halted at the gate while
he passed in with his tottering burden
and proceeded slowly up the path.
Odette ran to Estelle, who stood on
the veranda bewildered, and, seizing
her hand, said:
"Come, my mistress, but be calm.
"What does it mean, Odette" asked
Estelle, trembling from head to foot.
"Come, mistress, but be calm. Come,
come!" Odette repeated and led her
down the walk.
As he drew near the man in gray
raised his head and disengaging the
unwounded hand held It out to her and
"Estelle, sweet angel, come!"
She threw a quick, intensely search
ing look into the pallid face smiling
through pain and in an instant was on
her knees kissing the thin hand that
closed upon hers.
"My love, my hope, my life! Oh, how
wonderful and good is God!" she sob
" 'The Lord lifteth up them that are
cast down; the Lord loveth the just,'"
exclaimed the priest, down whose
cheeks great tears of joy were cours
ing, and led his charge to the veranda.
The return of Horace Oakfell seemed
a veritable resurrection of the dead.
But there was no miracle. It was all
explained by the story of Leon, wsho
told it at Oakfell's request and told it
with modesty and self negation rare in
heroes even of less merit:
"Mr. Horace fell by the spring at
Perryville, just as at the same moment~
a shell burst above him and a volley;
"EstcUc, sweet anjel, comc!"
was fired from the stone fence. I was
behind and saw him fall. I was not
hit, but fell, too, for I was In the serv
ice only for him and determined to
leave him above ground and if'they*
buried him to know where to find his
grave. I felt his chest moving and
found he was breathing. The southern
soldiers were early driven from t he
neighborhood of the spring. i bathed
Mr. Horace's face and neck with wva
ter and wound my shirt about his
shoulder, which had been torn away
by a minie ball and a piece of the
shell. He has no right shoulder now.
The battle was over before surset, and
when the Union soldiers came to bury
the dead and carry off the wonnded he
had opened his eyes, but could not
speak or move. A sergeant said he
would die before morning,- and it was:
of no use to take him from the field,I
but I begged and implored them not to
leave him, and a captain ordered him
to be moved to the rear. With others
he was hauled in an open wagon to
Bardstown and put in a big Catholic
clege, which was turned into a hospi
ta. They said I had nothing to do
with secession and was not a pris
oner, but I walked behind the wagon
and saw him laid on the floor, with
hundreds of the wounded of both sides.
They let me wait on the poor men, and
I attended to Mr. Horace through the
six months they kept him there. Then!
they sent him to a hospital at New Al
bany, in Indiana. I managed to follow.
and got employment in the hospitaI
kitchen. They never did take the lit
tle pieces of broken bone from his
shoulder, and his wound did not heal.
But he got so that he could sit up, and
they sent him to the Rock Island pris
on It took me a long time, but I
worked my way there, and, though I
could not get inside the wall, I heard
he was still alive. I got a place as
waiter in a little hote' and kept pretty
well posted about the uispositions made
of the prisoners.
"Next they ehanged him to the Camp
Douglas prison ,t Chicago. He was
not able to walk, as the others did, and
they carried him in an ambulance to
the boat. I went, too, and at ChicagoI
got work in a livery stable. They were
strict on the prisoners at Camp Doug
las. I could not get inside, hut I kept
asking questions .of people near the
prison and learned something of what
was going on. About a year ago I
was led to believe he had been sent to
Fortress Monroe in Virginia for ex
change. I just swore not to lose him.
and after weeks of walking and some
stolen rides on railroads I succeeded
In reaching that place, to be told that
a wounded lieutenant answering his
description had been exchanged and
aucu Lrot u ior we to get turouga tne
lines, but at Richmond I could find no
trace of him. I did not know what to
do and like a crazy man wandered
from camp to camp and place to place
searching for him. At times I was al
most starved. It was only last March
I saw a boatload of exchanged men
come up the James. most of theri too
weak to hold a gun. Mr. Horace was
the second one to stagger dowt: the
gangplank, and If I bad not caught
him he wculd have fallen. lie had
been in Camp Douglas all that time.
He went twice to the front and was
twice ordered back to the hospital.
Then came the surrender, and we
started for home without rations or
Lioney. We crossed the country by slow
stages, getting food and shelter from
kind country people in WestVirginia and
Kentucky, but at times Mr. Horace
gave out and said he could go no far
ther. Then I would tell him that I had
vowed to bring him home alive or
dead, for Mlle. Estelle was waiting for
him. He would smile and say. 'Then,
God give me strength: come on,' and
we would march again. At Louisville
he borrowed a small sum of money.
and we took passage on the steamboat
City of Memphis for Red River Land
ing. We arrived there this morning In
time for the mail hack, and here we
"God bless you, Leon, and repay you
for your noble devotion," exclaimed
Estelle, weeping in sympathy and
"God ivill bl ess him," Father Grhe
"A truer heart than Leon's beats not
in the breast of any man. whatever be
his color or station, and his comfort
and advancement are especial charges
on my life and fortune," Oakfell added.
"Mr. Horace," Leon protested, "you
owe me nothing. Remember, you stood
by the poor negro jockey when all the
world and all the law were against
him. Only be my friend and adviser,
and I will be content."
It was touching to see Odette's hon
est, comely face flush with pride as
Leon's narration proceeded and her
bosom swell when his praise was spo
ken by the grateful hearers.
"Estelle," said Horace, stroking her
head lovingly, "in the long, dreary
nights of imprisonment I have dream
ed of this and awakened to wish I had
died while dreaming."
"And I, too, have dreamed of this,"
she softly answered, "but tho'ught we
had died and met in heaven."
The click of a latch drew the eyes of
the group on the veranda to the gate.
Evariste, who, to avoid the sun and the
meeting of acquaintances, had ridden
through the swamp instead of along
the bayou road, entered, slamming the
gate behind him, and started briskly
up the walk with a swaggering air.
Estelle blanched. The priest frowned.
Horace smiled and sat up In hls chair.
Evariste had almost reached the veran
da before he recognized his brother's
countenance. He stopped suddenly, an
expression of consternation came over
his features, and, uttering an inarticu
late cry of terror, he turned and ran to
the gate, leaped upon his horse and sped
like one pursued by demons. His flight
was not slackened until Quillebert's
house was reached, where Laure stood
In the doorway as if expecting him.
He drew rein, flung himself from the
saddle and, his eyes starting from his
head, whispered hoarsely:
"Where is Quillebert?".
"Gone to Marksville to sell this place
to Dr. De Roux," Laure replied, with
a calmness wholly unruffled by the ex
citement under which he labored.
"How soon will he return?"
"Not before 9 o'clock tonight. Come
In and tell me what has happened."
He follo~vad her Into the house and
"Laure, I have seen a ghost!"
"You have not. You are not of the
kind that see ghosts."~
"I tell you I have seen my brother's
"You have not. it was your brother
"Then he lives? He has come back?"
Evarste cried In agony.
"Yes. I sensed he would."
"And I," groaned Evariste, "-foiled,
detected, exposed and beggared, I"
"Have come to me at last, as I knew
you would." Laure finished his sen
tence with the assurance of one who
viewed a result of her own designing.
She threw her arms around him in a
sudden burst of passIon and pressed
him unresisting to her breast, hungrily
kissing his clammy brow and whisper
ing: "It is fate, Evariste. Submit."
. . 0 * * S S
The listlessness of early Sunday
morning was unbroken until the dust
of the road began to be stirred by the
faithful going to the~ 10 o'clock mass
at the Manusura church. They were In
greater numbers than on ordinary Sun
days, for the desire to hear Father
Grhe tell of the marvelous reappear
ance of Oakfell was universaL. Of
course. Quillebert's absence was not
notied, nor was any importance at
tached by those who observed It to the
fact that the door of his house, opening
Inward, was partly ajar, though no
movement or sign of life was about the
place. It was only at noon, when the
cavalcade of worshipers was returning
from the service, that Dr. De Roux
stopped to speak with him concerning
the sale of the previous day. Having
knoced and waited in vain for re
sponse, 14 pushed the door against a
heavy but yielding obstruction and
stepped inside. An instant later he
sprang back upon the veranda with an
exclamation of horror and, gesticulat
ing wildly, summoned the passersby. A
spectacle which froze the marrow met
their eyes. Behind the door stretched
the corpse of Constant Quillebert, the
head, crushed and battered, lying in a
pooi of thick, drying blood. A hatchet,
int the helve of which were cut the In
Itials "C. Q.," was under the left arm.
To its reddened blade short, coarse
hairs were glued. The Iron safe in his
bedhamber stood openrdl. H~s books
and loose sheets of accounts were on a
table and scattered about the floor. The
lid of his strong box was thrown back.
The paper money paid to him by Dr.
De Roux the day before was gone. His
gold money was gone. His French mon
ey was gone.
Laure was gone!
Evariste was gone!
Reasons For His Belief.
"Do you thin!:, young man," he said,
"thlt you will be able to take care of
my daughter Flora in the style to
which she has b)een accustome~l?"
"I think so. sir," answered the young
man confidently. "She refused. to go
to the concert with me last week be
cause she said she had 'nothing to
wear.' "-London Fun.
The Value of Advice.
"The fee my lawyer charged was
pretty big, I thought."
"Oh, I don't know. I think advice is
usually worth about what you pay for
"Do you really ?"
"Yes, especially the advice you get
The Sun Shrinks Nine Inches a ua.I
In one of his lectures on the sun Sir
Robert Ball pointed out that the sun
was the source of all the heat received
by this earth. Now, it was a well
known fact that most things in cooling
became smaller. A poker, for example,
was shorter when it was cold than
when it was red hot. The sun, too,
must obey this fundamental law and
must therefore be getting smaller. If
we could measure its diameter on two
successive days, we should find it had
decreased by nine inches-that was to
say, it was shrinking at the rate of,
roughly, five feet a week, or a mile in
every 20 years.
In view of this shrinkage some of the
younger members of his audience might
feel anxious lest the sun should not last
their time. Such anxiety, however, was
groundless. He was 800,000 miles in
diameter, so it would take 40,000 years
for him to be reduced by 2,000 miles to
858,000, and the lecturer was sure that
if there were two suns in the sky, one
800,000 miles In diameter and the other
858,000, no one would be able to tell by
looking at them which of the two was
But as the sun was shrinking nine
inches every day and had been doing so
for ages it followed that in the past he
was very much greater than he was
now. But he always had the same
amount of material in him and weighed
no heavier than at present. Hence the
Inference was that he was once a huge
mass of rarefied gas-a great. glowing
Obstructions In the Nose.
Very many young children have the
bad habit of pushing small, hard sub
stances, as shoe buttons, beans or peas,
Into the ears or nostrils. A simple
way to remove an object from the nose
is to compress the opposite side and
make the child blow his nose violently.
If he will not do this, induce a sneeze
by tickling the nostrils with a feather,
blade of grass or some fluffy substance.
If this, too, is not successful. a little
pepper or snuff should be used. A hard
sneeze will probably remove the ob
struction, but always keep the oppo
site side of the nose compressed.
If the trouble is in the ear, it is a
little more serious and the object more
diffieult to remove. Insects, bugs,
beads or small pebbles may be forced
out by gently syringing the ear with
warm water or by pouring in, a few
drops of oil or glycerin, but if the ob
ject be large and so tightly wedged in
that it cannot be easily removed with
the fingers do not tamper with It, but
take the child to a good aurist. If the
object be a pea or bean, it is better not
to use a syringe, as the water will
cause it to swell. An old and excellent
way to remove these obstructions is to
dip a camel's hair brush or small efick
which has been tapered off to almost a
point in some stout glue. Attach this
to the offending body and allow the
glue to harden, then gently draw it out
Passed the PI'te Too Late.
Mark Twain once declared that when
a man makes an appeal for cha'ity it
is a great mistake to get everybody
ready to give money and then not pass
"Some years ago in Hartford," he
said. "we all went to the church on a
hot, sweltering night to hear the an
ni report of Mr. Hawley, a city mis
sionary who went around finding the
people -who needed help and didn't
want to ask for it. He told of the life
in the cellars where poverty resided.
He gave instances of the heroism and
devotion of the poor. The poor are al
ways good to each other. When a man
with millions gives; we make a great
deal of noise. It's noise in the wrong
place, for it's the widow's mite that
"Well, Hawley worked me up to a.
great state. I couldn't wait for him to
get through. I had $400 in my pocket
I wanted to give that and borrow more
to give. You could see greenbacks in
my eye. But he didn't pass the plate,
and it grew hotter, and we grew sleep
ier. My enthusiasm-went down, down,
down, $100 at a time, till finally when
the plate came round I stole 10 cents
out of It. So you see a neglect like this
may lead to crime."
Some HistoricaI Fridays~.
Friday, which is regarded as a day of
ill luck by the rest of the world, ought
to be considered the luckiest of all days
Among the .historic events that oc
curred on Friday are the discovery of
Ameia, Oct. 12. 1492, by Christopher
Columbus, who had sailed Friday, Aug.
3, 1492. He returned oa Friday and
made the discovery of South America
on Friday, June 12. 1494. John Cabot
received his commission from Henry
VIII on Friday, March 6, 1496, which
resulted in the finding of North Amer
ica. Mendes founded St. Augustine on
Friday, Sept. 7, 1565. The Mayflower
landed on Friday; Dee. 22, 1620.
George Washington was born on Fri
day, Feb. 22, 1732. On Friday, June
1, 1775, Bunker Hill was seized and
fortifed. On Friday, Oct. 17, 1777,
Burgoyne surrendered at Saratoga, and
on Friday, Sept. 22, 1780, Arnold's trea
son was discovered. Then came the
surrender of' Cornwallis, also on Fri
day, and la..t, on FrIday, July 7, 1776,
John Adams moved in the Continental
congress that the United States "are
and ought to be independent."-ondon
Giving Her a Lesson.
The habit of describing things as
"awfully jolly" was amusingly satir
ized by a gentlenzian who came home
prepared to chat on events of the day.
An acquaintance had railed in busi
ness. He spoke of this incident as "de
liously sad." He had ridden in an
omnibus with a friend whom he de
scribed as "horribly entertaining," and
to crown all he spoke of the butter
which had been set before him at his
restaurant as "divinelf rancid."
"Why, dad, you are going off your
head:" said his youngest and most im
"Not in the least,' my dear," he said
pleasantly. "I'm merely trying to fol
low the fashion. I worked out 'di
vinely rancid' with a good deal of la
bor. It seems to me rather more ef
fective than 'awfully sweet.' I mean
to keep up with the rest of you here
after. And now," he continued, "let
me help you to a piece of this exqui
sitely tough beef."-Londoni Telegraph.
Languid Trotter (excitedly)-Llsten
to this whut th' book sez, Weary, an'
then pack yer tomatter can an' foller
Weary Willle-W'ere for?
Languid Trotter-We're off fer th'
great Sahary desert, w'ere they ain't
a drop o' water th' year roun'!-Detroit
Heat and Cold.
Professor-Heat ascends, and cold de
Pupil-Not always, does It?
Professor-Yes, sir; invariably.
Pupil-Then how Is It when I get my
feet wet the cold always goes up and
.-a in my ha ...Philade~hIS
kow Good Manners Save& Hom.
This anecdote proves- the profitable
character of good manners and was
told to me by a descendant of the gen
tleman who owned them: Mr. M. of
- was a rebel In 1743. He was
taken and was being brought to the
tower with Kilmarnock and Balmerl
no. A block stopped the sad cortege,
and a lady. looking from a window.
eried, "You tall rebel" (31r. M. was 6
feet 4 luches), "you will soon be short
er by a bead!"
"Does that give you pleasure. mad
am?" said Mr. M.
"Yes, it does."
"Then, madam," said Mr. M., taking
off his hat and making a low bow. "I
do not die in vain."
Lady - was moved. She made in
terest for Mr. M. There exists a paper
in the hand of George Il. to this effect:
"Let Lady -- [the name is obliterat
ed] have access to.ber tall rebel and be
hanged to her."
The royal clemency was extended to
Mr. M. I saw his pardon. beautifully
engrossed within a decorative border
and framed, on the wall of his deseend
ant's study. It is fair to add that prac
tically the whole county of Ross and
also the Earl of Sutherland petitioned
for the life of the courteous Mr. St.
Andrew Lang in Longman's.
How to Grow Short.
If you climb a mountain, your height
decreases by three-quarters of an-inch,
and it may even diminish, exceptIonal
ly, by a full inch.
This is a fact known .to all experi
enced mountain and Alpine climbers.
On reaching the summit of the heights
that form the pleasure ascents of holl
day makers in the Alpine districts the
stature of the climber is found to have
become less to the extent already men
Doctors think that the attitude as
sumed of necessity In ascending is the
cause cf this diminution. Some per
sons believe that the presure of the at
mosphere produces this shrinking. - In
favor of the medical thedry there Is the
other unquestionable fact that the. de
crease of stature Is greater in those
who carry a heavy pack during 'the
When the Alpinist has descended to
the ordinary level. his height begins to
increase, but the normal length of'the
body is not attained until several hours
after reaching the regular surface of
King of Virginia.
Apropog' of the British royal titles a
reference to colonial possessions ap
peared In an English sovereign's des
ignation so long 'ago as the reign of
Queen Elizajeth. The poet Spenser
dedicated his "Faerie Queen", to Eliza
beth, and then he described her- as
"queen of England, France and Ireland
and sovereign of the Doininion of Vir
ginia." It may also be remembered
that the Virginians refused to acknowl
edge Oliver Cromwell's protectorate un
til lie sent a fleet to compel them to
do so. Charles I., in return expression
of the colonists' loyalty, had himself
proclaimed in Virginia on his restora
tion as "king of Great Britain, Ireland
and Virginia." The further statement
has been made that Charles caused the
arms of Virginia to be quartered with
those of England, Ireland and Scot
land. Certain it is that they appear so'
on English coins struck as late as 1773
by order of George III.-Liverpool
A Turkish Bank Note.
The bill is on imperial green paper, a
color held sacred in Turkey, which the
government alone~ is perinitted to :nse.
On the top and sides are the following
words in Turkish, "To be paid to the
bearer, without interest,' 20 plasters."
At the top -of the note is the sult'n's
toghra, surrounding whlgh is a quota
tion from the Koran. Underneathare
the words, "Twenty plasters, paper
money, to be used in the place of gold
at the Bank of Constantinople." At
the base of the note is the seal of the
mint and on the back the seal of the
minister of the treasury. The toghra
Is considered sacred and is guarded by
the three highest officials of the mint,
whose sole duty is tto watch It.
Getting at a Fact.
The colored witness, being asked his
age, said to the court:
"Well, suh, I wuz a young man w'en
freedom broke out."
"What year was that?'
"Hit wuz de year do Yankees e'me
"You do not seem to have a very ac
curate idea of time."
"Oh, yes, suh! Hit wus 'long 'lpout
hog killin' time."-Atlanta Constitu
Nearly all nuts contain large per
centages of nitrogenous constituents
and fats. In the nut kernel there is
very little waste-in fact, the nourish
ment la In a concentrated form, hnd
for that reason nuts are best combined
or taken with other foods. They are
especally valued for their fine, mEaty
flavor, which Is found in no other veg
etable food product.
Turks and Cogee.
Coffee reached Constantinople about
54 and was of universal use in Mo
hammedan countries befort the close
of the sixteenth century. So essential
was It deemed to domestic happiness
that a Turkish law recognized a man's
refusal to supply his wi'fe with co'ffee
as sufficient ground for her claiming a
Nodd-I can't ask you to dinner, old
man, because we have no cook.
Todd-And I can't ask you because
we have one-Detrolt Free Press.
You can find almost any kind of boy
except the one whose sympathies in a
fight between a cat and dog are with
'the cat.-Atchisoni Globe.
Every attention will be shown visit
ors and we especially invite the people
to visit our handsome stbre to inspect
our lines of,
We handle no goods but those which
we can guarantee.
Our Tailoring Department is perhaps
the largest in the State and our tailors
are experienced workmen.
A Suit' made by us is sufficient war
rant to fit. Come to see us.
J. L DA VID& DRO.,
Cor. King and Wentworth Sts.,
eCARS Tn, . . S. C.
May not meet with a unanimous approval, but there are none who disap
prove of Commercial expansion at home.
The LEVI BROTHERS of Sumter, in order to meet the demana Of
our growing and expanding business, were forced toseekmor n
quarters. Accordingly we contracted for and leased the old J. T. Solomon
store next-to the court house, and after an expenditure of considerable
money we have now one of the handsomest and best equip& stores in the
city, to which we extend a most cordial invitation totii aeders of Ta
TIMES, and in this connection we desire to express our gtlta&e to the
people for the patronage and the manifestations of confidene~ce a U.
The Sumter cotton market is one of the bet in the.-w we
reckon ourselves among the heaviest buyers; this we could6nt-of& did
not pay full market price, and having the' veiy best e Hj(
cotton we can guarantee prices to those favoring us witbrbehgati~age.
this season is advancing, but we have
a magnifcently sel6eted. stock,- con
Dr ods tracted for early and ahead of ant
vance, that we think will be of heter
est to the people to examine before
buying elsewhere .
are our Isvorite stock and we believe
that we have as large and as.complete
Shoes line, from the best factories --the
United States as any house away. from
wholesale trade; in fact we-do Ar
jobbing trade in Dry Goods arid Shoes.
can only be properly selecteditif -
perts and we have had the advantage
of an expert .who makes horq
study of thAe yues toqe
and we -want everybodyto co
and see how well. and cheaply we can
is a line that we defy~m iornej- *
style, shapes, quality and prices. No
matter who you want a Hat for or
what. price you want tapsFyfrsit we -
can suit you in every- respect. W
have a full line of Boys'E-atfalaa,
bought altogether in car- load lotand
with a view of -competing with Ijob-,
G roceries bers. A farmer can secure from a.
ankthing in-'the 04yMktv
can only produce pvolit by h O
ume of business done.
Our store will continue to be headquarters for the farmeo en
don, and in our new quarters we can givse oa.frlend a be:
cause we have more room to do business.
We want you to come to.see us, nex r to-the:-eorrt itease a
have our guarantee that your wants ilf bi supplied iegaress of Compe
ST1-ER . . O.
WILLAM M. BIRD A& CD1"
A coat that will keep out the cold,
protect the healtb and look well.
You'll like them for many reaisons.
Warmth and Wear,
and made with heavy stitching so there is no danger of pulling to pieces-and.
not expensive, either.
If you are coming to Charleston it-will pay you to visit our store.
Nothing butt up-to-date Clothing, Furnishing Goods and Hats you wfllflnd
in our store.
H.e BROWN'S 0u8
224 KING ST., Opp. Academy of Music,
OY~A4T.V--is'OlT. - - S. Q.
Mailorders promptly-dilled by special salesman who attends to these orders.
~Southemn -Fruit Co.
& W. H. XIXSON, Manager:
WHOLESALE DEALERS IN
FRUIT- and PRODUCE.
. u Mnufacturers' Agenzts forL.. ..
ii BARRELS, BASKETS, CRATES, Etc..
High Grade Vegetable Seed.
CHARLESTON, -. - - - S.-C.
Win. E. H olmes &Co,
209 East Bay, - CHARLESTON, S. C.
PAINTS, OILS, VARNISHI AND BRUSH1ES,
LANTERNS, TAR PAPER AND
Headquarters for the Celebrated Palmetto Brand of Cylinder, Planing, En