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An, . ::nks f your intln e bless
Send the children to bed with a kiss
For some day their noise will not v
The silence will hurt yo- :ar mn-):
You will long for the sweet chilren
For a sweet childish fae :n Icc:
And to oress a ciild's a-e y
For the c'C.:i' .J\ vu in - o*
A GILDELD SI'.
BY CHARLOTTE !. BREAHME.
- "The pleasant vlces of. our youth
make lashes which scourge us in old
age!" No words were ever more true.
more full of wisdom. more full of warn
ing. than these.
So Sir Jasper Brandon thoIght on
this Christm:as eve. vhen t he mystery,.
the beauty. and tenderness of Christ
mas seemed to stir the quiei atmos
phere of Queen's Clace. Ile sat aione
in his library. Outside the sky was
clear and blue, the air coI and bit ing:
the hoar-frost lay white on the ground
-the trees. the hedges.and 1he evwr
greens were bright with it. Through
the silent frosty air came the joyous
music of Christmas bells. What poe
try they held, those Christmas bells
What sorrow, what pain, what lost
love, what dead hopes. what pathetic
happiness: He listened, and his face
grew sadder as the inusie came sweeter
and clearer. Other music as sweet and
hopeful came to him--the sounds of
laughter and song. for Queen's Chace
was tilled with visitors, and they were
keeping Christmas right loyally,. He
wished the bells would cease ringing:
there was some mute reproach to him
in the sound. le wished that Christ
mas were over: it brought him sad and
sorrowful memories. The one folly of
his youth had grown into a lash which
-scourged him, which brought deep lines
of pain and sorrow into his face, which
darkened the bright world and caused
even Christmas to be full of sad memo
As he sat thinking it all over, it
seemed to him that one folly was to
him the dearest part of his life. Even
now, when years had closed over it,
when time should have almost obliter
ated it-even now it was the brightest
recollection he had; it stood out a
golden memory from the background
of a dark life-a love so sharp, so sud
den, so beautiful. so keen, so passion
ate, that the dead ashes of it stirred
the life within him. This was the
story of his folly and his love.
He, Sir Jasper Brandon,. was the only
son of his parenits. His father. Sir
. Francis, married late in life: his
mother, Lady Maud, was young; he
was their only child, and. he was wor
shiped after a fashion that could have
naught but evil results. The anxiety
with which his mother watched by his
little bed, her agony of fear if even his
finger ached, his father's equally
speechless pride and joy in him, were
almost pitiful to behold: they would
fain have regulated even the very
breath of heaven which blew on him.
No child was ever so surrounded with
love and care. Hie grew up the very
idol of their hearts- and what seemed
wonderful 'was that the l.oy returned
this love by one equally passionate and
The Brandons came of a Norman
race, courtly, passionate, and silent
a race capable of grandest deeds, but
silent and reserved, imperious in love,
implacable in war-swift, keen, sure.
silent--a race that led hidden live:s
that the world never knew. They were
all alike, these Brandons of Queen's
Chace, dark, proud. haughty, passion
ate men, swift to love, and loving with
terrible intensity; swift to hate, and
hating with bitter animosity-men of
strong passions, of great' virtues and
great faults-handsome men. all of
them, with dark, clear-cut proud faces
-faces too that men trusted and wo
The young heir. Jasper Brandon,
was in no way inferior to his ancestors.1
In his twentieth year the manbood
within him seemed suddenly to awaken
to life. He would have no more indul
gence, no more petting and humoring.
They might love him just as much,
even more if they could. but he must
assert his rights. Hie told his parents
that he was going on a tour through
Europe, and that for the next year or
two they must be content to trust him
to himself; yet, when the time came
for bidding them adieu, he almost re
pented of his decision. His mother
clung to him, her tender arms clasping
his neck, her tears falling on his face
his father held his hands.
"You will remember. Jasper," he
said, "that you hold my life in your
hands. I should never survive any
wrong-doing of yours."
He smiled to himself, this proud
young heir, thinking how improbable
it was that he would be guilty of any
"If you live until I grieve you,
father," he answered.' "yon will never
die," and those were his farewell
He traveled through Norway and
Sweden, through Germany and ilol
land, through rair France and sunny
Spain: but he lingered longest in fair
and fruitful Italy, where it seemed1 to
him that his soul first woke to its full'
and perfect life. Venice had the
greatest charm for him: imperial
Rome, gay Florence. ancient Verona,
time-honored Milan, were all beauti
ful, but Venice cnarmed him: he loved
it as a lover loves his inistress. All
the poetry and passion of his nature
woke to life there. The dark old
palaces, the silent canals, the traniquil
waters, the swiftly glidling gondolas.
were all so many poems to. him. i~e
stood one dlay musing as he looked at
the sculpturedi walls of a ducal palace
musing on the grand old Veroinese
tragedy of "Romeo and Juliet."' think
ing of the balcony scene. and the love
that must have shone in t he girl's face.
there, when suddenly from the l'attice
of a window near a girl's face pee
cut-a girl's face-and he saw it only.
for one minute, vet in that minute
the whole curre'nt of his iufe was
changed. Before that he had I buougit
that at some distant time he shmould
marry, and that fair children wxouldn
grow up around him, but lie had giv.en
no thought to love. Now a swill deep
love took possession of himti: lie felt t hat
that girl's face was the sinr of his life.
It was only a girl's face. with hair of
light gold, and eyes of (darkest hue-a
face with a beautiful muut i -a t ace
that, once seen, could never be forget
ten. The girl looked slowly up andlt
clown the bread waters: tion~ heri eyes
fell on the face upraised to her's. and
she disa ppeared.
By dlint of pe.rsevermPg minjJry he'
fournd out w'.ho she was. and larnied
her history' he' resolved that hewc y i
marry he. iter name wa'. (uaIi
Cyntha. and ".i' lived alone. in a (21lL
gloo:n. half-r-uinedwi old palace wth
i 1 41' it 1.I OI t~t %%o i il tll
w r~ i:!i 6al (t.veriii .,ienti
:n.had goneto E ngland on
9':11a: h ss.'. ~and t here had bcen
in 1 y ':d recheroisly muIr'ldere(l.
F'" ihis.nta hated the English
a Engla'ind with a deadly hat i rtd.
.vepaedl mn;ing and night for' \ eni
-rVa.n *e upon tihe peitrtidious a:!I a''
cursed coumv: "!he w\ouldk hav\k.
fet rat ker Tha Ia s r!;I han
Wh1'h ev a er iof bred. -e W\as
*' *',-' ' a grwbttere. Their
.ta -:ids i ve sh1* e wa
. ;- n e i le golden
re 'iu in' ix. They had
* , : mney he glooly old
is faded angings, its
vrma' i furnituIre. i ts air of decay,
wa i hirs. but 11.e incoe left. tothem
w s m Sainty. Aua brought up
me little sister t hate England.
"Pray, she would say. "that
Ie: vv.en may bless every hnd except
England. Pray that the sun may shine
and the dew fall on every land except
that. It is accursed, for innocent blood
was shed there."
But Giulia could not learn to hate:
when she had finished her prayers. she
wovid say in a low voice that Assunta
could not hear-"Ileaven bless Eng
Assunta watched tho little Giulia
orow unt il she became one the loveliest
naidens in Venice: but. when Jasper
Brandon caie from tie land which she
held accused and asked for her t reasure
she would not give her to him. She
drove him away with stern, cruel
words: she told h'im she would rather
ihat her beautiful Giulia lay drowned
and dead in the waters of the canal
ihan that she became his wife. Ile had
met her only live or six 1 imes when lie
asked her10 he his wife--he had not
wri't en home albout. her. .lis whole life
had been absorbed in his love le had
forgotien his country. parents. friends:
I the swift, keen sudden passion had
I taken possession of him: he had no.life
outside it. and he came of a race that
never hesitated in love nor faltered in
war. When Assunta drove him from
the threshold with bitter' words. he
imade up his mind what to do. Looking
into tile face of the girl he loved, he
"I cannot live without you. Send me
away. if vou wll-1 will not live. Come
with me, and I will make this world
heaven for us both."
She assented. le married her un
known to every one, and took her away
to a little place on the Mediterranean.
Assunta redoubled her prayers. Evil
should, evil must, come to the country
which cal lied such monster sons of men.
vowed' solemnly never in life to see or
speak to Giulia again-and she kept
On those sweet Southern shores Jasper
lived on love one entire happy year.
and Giulia dwelled for one year. They
There were times when Jasper roused
himself, to wonder what his parents
would say when he took his young bride
home. Ile had no time to ask for their
consent to his marriage. and wh(n he
was married he had misgivings. Ile
knew that they had great hopes as to
his marriare-that they wished h in to
wed Lady MIarie Valdoraine: so he felt
that perhaps. it would be better if he
said nothingabout it until he took his
young wife home. Then. when they
saw her, when their eyes dwelled on
the beauty of her most fair face, they
would forgive him and love her.
So for this one happy year~they lived
on beauty and love-on sunshine and
tiowers. A nd they wvere so unutterably
happy that it seemed as though the
ordinary doom of man was not to fall
"There has never been a love so
st rong, so beautiful as ours." he would
say to her.
So amid the olives and the vines,
amid the gorgeous flowers and the
starry blossoms on the shores of the
sapphire sea, tunder the light of the
golden sun and shining stars, amidst
the music of birds and the laughter of
sweet blossoms, they lived andi loved.
Only one year and then the little child
whose coming was to have crowed their
happiness was born: but its birth cost
its mother her life, and the same day
on which the little Veronica opened
her eyes, her mother, the beautiful
golden-haired Giulia, closed her own
Swift to love and swift, to hate were
the Brandons of Queen's Chace. H~e
had loved the young mother with keen..
intense passion-'he hated the child
with swift, keen hatred.
"Take it from my sight." he said to
weeing women. "Let me never see
it. Ilt has cost its mother her life."
And they carried it away, weeping
womanly tears of compassion.
Hie could not forgive the child be
cause of its mnother s death-he could
not look at it. The nurses said the
babe had its mother's eves: and lie
thought to himself ':hat to see Giulia's
eyes in anot her face would kill him.
le was more than half distraught
when lhe bade Giulia's chief attendant
write to Assunta to tell her of her sis
ter's death. She came at once. Per
haps the sight of the beautiful home
he had prepared for his lcst wife
touched her heart. for. though she
sternly refusecbto see .Jasper. she de
lared her' intention of adopting the
child. She would not exchange one
word with him. All business was
transated through the kind friend
who had stood by' G iulia's death-bed.
Assunta promised to adopt. the child
if Jasper would renounce all claim to
her-if he would allow her t o bring her
up after her own fashion, in perfect
gnorance of him and all belonging to
him, believing that her par'ents were
lead: moreover. he must promise never
to claim her.
lie was kneelingby his dead wife's
side when these conditions were
brought to him, and the dumb white
lips could not open to say, "Love her
because she was mine." the cold hands
could not be clasped in supplication to
him. the mother's heart coulId not
speak in the closed eves. The only hu
man being who could have saved the
little one lav there. "stone dead and
stil:'" and as hie look-ed at the beaut i
fl face. so cahn in the majiesty of
death. he turned to the bearer of tihe
message and said
"Tell Assunta dIi Cy~ntha that in pro
portion as I loved my wife I dislike the
cid, andl that I give her entirely to
her', never wishing to see her or heat' of
At ihe same time lie was just. lHe
oteied to set tle a cert aini stum of money
n t he lit tle one. more t han stllicient
to edticate her' and to (lower her'. As
sunta's pale riushed crimson when she
"I touch that accursed English
gold" she cried. "I would see all
\enice perish tirst!"
Without another word she took the
cilid in her arms and left t he house.
Even ini death site retused to look on
he face. of her sister again.
Then cam for .Jasper a long bldank.
Hed r'emembier'ed in aftet' vear's that lhe
had s1ltod b the grave of his wife--he
reembe 'red f'alinmg upon it withla loud
itt 'r cry t hen came a blank. The
roses' and~ passion-'tlowers were in full
loom wihein that hi"ppened: when lie
r'cvet'ed hiis. " senie.t. tle roses hid
wthlered,. tie pas.sion-r owers wer
dead. and thme winterCl w'as coming. He
was lying. nti. in his own i house -wis
dotoi's had for h'dde "i hai- but i
one of Ih e la re h otelsii in i Veice. ight -
ing for in' fne. Hli e. bu L 1nt tile wor ld
was never Ii 'e s''ne to himt again. lis
routh isi love. itis hopes h is heart
'la in the grave of his yotung wil.
le xlas neve.r thle samte. When he was%
iton' en'ough to triavel. lie metutrnedo
ho'ne tnd h iisp'parents were ahntost be
ide ithmselves with igrief at is
nIl. Lady 1 ran don sighed moun
ui1v ver it. -A.1. if he had but beer
-on'tent to Stay at homiie.
Then lie i-aIi7.d w at I.( h:I m dol:e
wiat hV had sutIered. w aIt 1w had
ost. lie wvas !ot1 ashamed of his mur
huoie shtit up Ite -%%t sd
t ory in .I i-; heari . guadi ng it as
i emrr cn htis I oitl not o l%:iv
avei his ifle coul ie have li pokn'
ia -. .0. 11 seeineid iisii ble511
o himll I it ia any on" should ever nider
,i 'It s\weet mal love of his. I low
.,otll I 1Ley? And he could not tell
i he m. lie could not hare Ihat wound
to any, v hiimnan eve. it would have
een easier for himi to plunge a sword
into his heart tilan to talk Of Giulia
ld Venice. lie shut up the sweet
zad story i: his heart and lived on it.
Penple called him proud and cold. re
erved and silent: they never drea med
of the bunning love heri-tli the ice:
there was no one who ever suspected
him o, a wild passionate love and a
sorrow that would be his until hedied.
No one knew that he had loved as few
loved, and that his heart 1.yN buried in
a (lead wife's.nv'. Time passed on:
he grew St IG.,Cer: the 'uli ( ide of health
and strength returned to him, and
with it caine a longing to take his
share in the full active life around
"Make me feel the wild pulsation that
I fell before the strife,
When I had my days before me, and
the tumult of my life."
That was his one cry-work, toil. la
hor-anythi ng that could teach him
toforget. He plunged into the hottest
fray of polit ical life: his speeches rang
through all England: men named him
with deepest admiration. lie was a
power in the State: lie spent his days
in work. his nights in study. Did lie
forget? At tinies, when busy members
round him were disputing vehemently.
Ie found himself standing on the
IRialto at Venice. gazing at a sweet
girl-face. le found himself under the
vines, with roses and passion-flowers
clustering at is feet, white hands
warmly clasped in his own. and a gol
den head lying on his breast. They
wondered, those who watched him.
why at times lie rose suddenly with a
stilling cry flinging out his his arm as
t hough the breath of life failed him.
Thev thought the passion of his own
wordIs moved him. How should they
guess of the sweet short love and the
tragedy which had ended it?
Once, anti once only, lie was induced
to enter a theater: it was when one of
the linest living tragedians was to ap
pear. Ile never thought of asking
what the play was, but, when the
curtain rose and he saw Venice, he al
most swooned like a dead man smitten
with a terrible pain. Still no one knew
the :se: it was all buried in his own
heart-lie himself was the sepulcher of
his love. Time passed on. Sir Francis
grew old and feeble: his one longing
was to see his son married before he
died. The first time that he mention
ed it Jasper drew back with horror on
"Marry:" le with his heart in that
far-ott grave: And the father, looking
into the son's face, saw a tragedy
there. He said no more to him for a
long time: but one day, when he was
weak and ill. he cried out:
*.Jasper, you must marry. My son,
let me see your children round my
knees before I die."
The words touched him greatly: and
that same day his mother came to him
with a pleased expectant look on her
"Jasper." she said, "the daughter of i
my dearest friend is coming to Queen's
Clace-Marie Valdoraine-and I
should die happy if I could see her your
Lady Marie came-a handsome
animated blonde, withl the worship of:
Mammon in her heart. She was most
lively and fascinating. She won the 1
heart of Sir Francis. She made Lady
Brandon love her: even Jasper, with
the shadow of dead love darkening his
life, was pleased with her. Lady 3Marie
Valdoraine was of the world worldly;
she knew the just value of everything.
She saw that there was no posit ion inii
England more enviable than that of
Lady Brandon of Queen's Chace, and
he determined that it shotild he hers.
She devoted herself so entirely to .Jas
per that in a certain way lie relied up
on her: her keen worldly knowledge
and her just appreciation of persons
and things were tiseful to him.
"'If you are really going to devote
rour life to politics," said a friend to
him one day, "you should marry Ladyr
Marie. ,She cotild manage everything
And the cud of it was that, to give
pleasure to his parents, he married
Lady Marie. But he was quite honest I
with her. He did not tell her the story r
>f his marriage-he could not haves
borne her questions, her wonder, her
remarks. anri have lived-his dead love(
was far too sacred for that -but he told
ier that lie had no love to give her.
ut honor and esteem only.
Lady Marie smiled in the most .
:harming manner. She mentally con-r
tratulated herself-if she could have a
il the grood things that belonged to y
Queen's Chace without being teased '
ibout love, so much the better.
The marriage took place, and every
>ne thought well of it: people said it
vas the most suitable match they had
~ver known-universal approval fol- e
owed it. Sir Francis declared lie had C
othing left to -live for. Lady Bandon c
'as quite content. As time passed on 3
t became more and more evident that t
he marriage was a most suitable one.
Lady Marie Brandon flung herself
eart and soul into her husband'sr
nterests-he owned himself that sher
ivas his right hand. When his reason- s
ng, nis clear, pitiless logic failed, then s
icr powers of fascination succeedied.
Lady Marie Brandon became a power I,
n her way: her season in town was al- r
as one long brilliant success, her
rwing-rooms were always crowded,.
~eople attended her balls and soirees J
s though they had received royal
Jasper had his reward. When old t
Sir Francis lay dying, he called his son a
ois bedside and laid his trembling I:
ands in blessing on him. l
"You have been a good son to me, i
asper." he said. "Yo have never
iven me one moment's sorrow or pain.
o in dying I bless you and thank
They w~ere pleasant words: they re- a
rd him for having sacrificed his in- I
linat ion and married Lady Marie
\ a1(d0raine. Old Sir Francis died withI
t .mile on Is face, and Jasper succeed-.
3d him. Some months afterward a
it t le daughter was borne to him, who C
>v his. mother's wish was called r
lathrne, and. wh-len Katherine was I
child of seven. Lady Brandon died. if
'hen Sir Jasper and l'is wife took up 'j
heir abode at Queen's Chiace. Tihe
ime came when his name was a tower
>f st rength in the land. when imcn r'e
oiced to see hlim at the head of the
nightiest party, when lhe becamne the r
very hope of the nation from his clear ni
ah'n judgment. his earnest truth, his Ii
narvelous talents. No one ever asked'I
f le were happy in the midst of it all.
lie was courted, popular. famous. but
as face was not the face of a happy
nan. and once-his wife never forgot
.t-- -he had fallen asleep after perhaps o
e most brilliant rece pt ion eve::' ae- Is
:orded to a pub~lie man. and, whenb
brdy Brandon wvent to rouse him, I heI
illow on wvhichi his head had laiin was
.vet vith tears.
Tro 111 coxmui! c
Cuba Libre. l
At noon on last Tuesday week, a
ub's inatal day. the Cuban hag was U
aised over the West Indian building La
t the Charleston exposition by the
cuban (cmmnissioners and a salute of
1 gtins was fired in honor of thme birth
if the Cuban republlic. Short speeches
vre made by members of tie comn- d
nission and tile otlicials of the exposi- e
SWEPT BY TORNADO.
1-ny D-ellings and Stores in Union
Torn into Zindling Wcod.
iiX KILLED AND MANY 13 JURED
'he Storm Extended Throughout Un
ion County, Striking Joneiville
and Pacolet as Well as
Town of Union.
Union. S. C.. was visited on Sunday P
fternoon by a tornado. aw," three
lead and seven scriously vouneU.
vith one dwelling house a total wreck. s
)me other badly damaged. and a school
iouse destroyed tells the sto :y ci the
torm which struck the south end of 0
hat city at 4.30. n
TnE DEAD. t
Miss Sallie IHart.
Miss Annie Lawson.
Mrs. Mackswell Sims.
Those hurt; of which three may die,
Lee Sims, cut in head.
Mrs. Lee Sims.
Vera Sims, grandchild of Mr. and
Irs. Lee Sims. P
Mackswell Sims, husband of the
lead woman and father of tie dying
>aby. has his left ar n broken at the
'Mrs. Vernon Mabry. hadly cut. but
>ot seriously injured.
Vernon Iably. lier husband. badly
>urned on shoulder and oun leg IroI n.
Xlso infant baby )adly and very pro!
tbly fatally injure2d. U
The dwelling totally destroyed was
hat in which all three were kiled.
Lnd was occupied by the two Sims a
amilies and probably the 3abry fam
ly. Miss Sallie Hart and sister had
one to the Sims house :or protection,
>robably living in a house by them- 9
elves. One sister was killed and
hie othcr received no injury. s
Miss Annie Lawson of Jonesville
vas probably over there on at visit, -
hough no one knew. The school
iouse was valued at about $1.000, and
he school was taught by Miss Thespa a
artar and Miss Bessie Young. The
iouse in whicti Mr. Anderson and
Frank Turner lived, situated next to
he Sims house, was badly damaged.
vith all the household goods.
The following doctors immediately
vent to the scene of the occurrence
Lnd rendered all the medical aid
)ossible: Drs. S. S. Linder, J. M.
awson, C. W. Austell, J. G. Going,
rown Torrence, Sarratt and Madlux.
It is rather difficult to describe the
cene as the building were badly
cattered over the ground, barrels of
lour, sides of meat, hams, bedsteads, N
juilts, chairs, etc., were scattered ev- i
rywhere. The strange thing was that 14
he school house was on the slope of n
thill and just on the opposite side S
he houses were destroyed, leaving n
everal houses right in the path unmno- n
AT OTHER PLACEs. 1
A telegram came from Jonesville to a
iss Lawson, one of the ladies who a
as killed, stating that the storm was a
earful at that place and one of her
amily had been killed there. MIiss
~awson was dead when the telegramn
A dispatch from Pacolet Mill1s says
'a cyclone passed through there Sun
lay afternoon traveling west to south
oing considerable damage-one kill-e
.d, several hurt, tive dwellings and a
iumber of tenement houses blown
own. Big damage to crops and tim
The Excelsior Knitting mill roofa
ras badly damaged. letting in much
rater and damaging the machinery
md material. The roof of the Aetna
aill, also the warehouse roof weree
tamaged to the extent of about $500.
Slight damage was done to the^
'onarch mill roof. The store occupied t
iy Bailey & Copeland was partly un
oofed and some damage done to their v
tock of goods. ti
The store and dwelling of John T.
~raham near the Aetna mills wa~s also t
lown partly off its foundation. Many t!
mall houses and trees were blown
own in diff'erent parts of the city. Ii
said a negro cabin was demolished I
nd a negro woman hurt b)ut the
rhereabouts could not be learned.
A Yellow Fiend. h
The People of Fort Mill were excit- p
d Saturday and are still wrought up. s~
)n Saturday a young lady. daughter w
f the proprietor of a hotel at Fort TI
fill and one of the best families in ct
own, went to the lot, 2o feet from the )
otel and in full view oif the street. to ai
ilk a cow. As she stooped over, a I
egro struck her from behind. She
ceramed. lie choked her into insen
ibility. lie then beca me frightened
nd ran. A negro woman saw him ti
3ap a fence. The young lady saw C
othing but a yellow hand with a
nife in it. Twvo negroes are now in
il on suspicion. All yellow negroes a
re being arrested to be identi ied.d
very negro house and outhouse in n
own has been searchedi. The people d
re quiet but determined. The young I
idys neck is badly bruised and swol- "
in and her face scratched. It is not
nown how long she was unconscious. n
A Strange Visitor.
A stone weighing about five pounds
nd probably meteorIe. fell at St.d
ouis Friday morning. It was im
eded in the earth for. several feet
hen it was dug up it wvas so hot that a l
:could not be handled. and was roll- d
d into a pool of water, where it re- d
amaied for two hours before it cooled. i
t appears to be composed of iron and
strongly impregnated with sulphur.
'he question has beeni raised as to
hether it is a volcanic stone hurled
ut of Mount Pelee. Martinique. be
>g thrown above the atmospnere sur- l
unding the earth, and tinailly com
>g back within the contines of the
tvs of gravitation and falling in St.
Statue Uinvailed. w
Amid enthusiastic demonstrations
I a great concourse of people. the W
perb statue of Count dec llocham.a
a, who brought the forces of ai
'rance across the sea at the hour of
reatest peril in the A merican Revolu- S
ion, was unveiled Saturday. Seldom tl
as an event presented so many bril
ant features of military pageantry
nd at the same time given occasion
the strong bonds of friendship ex- ti
ting between the French republic ti
nd the United States. tir
British Minister Dead. to
Lord IPaunucefote. lI ri tish amb Iassa- m
r to the United States. died at the m
mbassy in Washington Saturday T]
irning at 5., ' o nr-Ine W
SIX LIVES LOST.
tOT), Ken ucky.
A dispatch 1rom Cincinnati says a1
!rri fie rain and wind storm ac
imlpanied by a waterspout, swept
ver that ocality on 'Tues(laV of last
'eCk Cansilng tie lss of six lives and
]juring many others. The fury of
10 st irm con inued only 3.) minut
ut the <amniage wrought in that time
'ill amount to more than a million
Jllars in the business section of Cin
nIati and as much more in other
airts " th city arid its suburbs.
P:;or to the unprecedented .falling
rain dense clouds were seen to the
)utih and the city beca-me as dark as
igh 1z was afterwards learned that
.iere had been a terrifie waterspout
n the Lewisburg hills. in the south
rn suburbs of Covington, Ky.. and it
ioved over the Kentucky suburbs into
hs city. passing up the Miami valley
-ith damages reported as far as Day
While storm damages are reported
-roughout Kentucky. the worst point
2ems to have been in the suburbs of
ovington. Ky., where th.ere was a
aterspout. The water rolled down
be hills in a wave 20 feet deep at
larves and about 100 yards wide. The
:aine house of Edward Wohrley was
arried away for a distance of over
ur blocks and finally dashed to pieces
1 thfe Covington ball grounds. The
ouse was occupied by four families.
if these Mrs. Flacher and WiIliie'
GIlen were drowned. The others nar
Davier and Becker who were driving:
ams were swept from their wagons
y the rush of water and drowned.
elleville, a carpertter. was carred
way with the roof of a building on
'hich he was working, and killed.
app,. a peddler, was caught by the
ater while attempting to take his
oods out of a cellar.
All the towns opposite Cincinnati
iffered damage from broken windows
nd houses being unroofed but the
reatest damage on both sides of the
iver. especially to the business houses
1 Cincinnati and also in Covington
nd Newport: Ky., came from cellars
eing suddenly tilled with water.
upt. Bassler of the United States
eather bureau, reported the wind as
0 miles an hour and the rainfall in
ss than a half hour 2.36 inches, the
reatest on record here.
TOO NANY LOVE LETTERS
ave a Postmaster So Much Work
That He Resigned.
The postmaster at Burnips Corner,
[ich., sent his resignation to Wash
igton a month ago, because so nfny
tters came for one person he could
ot handle them. This called Uncle
am's attention to a most ridiculous
iatrimonial farce-comedy. Now a
an and a women are in jail and the
ail has dropped to normal propor
ions. Mrs. Lizzie Coffey, living in a
ttle log hut in the most desolate
nd forsaken region in Michigan,
dvertised in matrimonial gazettes far
nd wide that she was a young widow,
-ith some .$i0,000 to *60,000 in her
ivn right and was heiress to nearly a
She gave glowing descriptions of her
ersonal charms, using portraits of
[axine Elliott: an actress in substan
ation, and said she wanted a nice,
>ngenial, good, honest husband, who
ould care for her arid use her
roperty to good advantage. The ad
artisements were answered by thous
ads of men from all parts of the
orld. Letters came from every state
the Union. There were letters
om the Philippine Islands, letters
om Europe, letters from South Am
ica and even from far off frozen
These letters annoyed the postmas
~r, who had to transport the mail
x miles. Lizzie Coffey says she is 31
ars old. She looks older. She is
lin, listess, and cunning. She looks
unted: like the pines that grow in
e sand about her horme. The house
mat sheltered this ''heiress to a mil
on"' is built of logs. It perches on a
irren side hill, unpainted, grim and
ke a tomb.
When the postmaster rebelled, the
istotice authorities began an in vesti
ition. The woman heard of it. She
oped with Frank Kipen and left her
Lsband, dazed and heartbroken. The
ir were arrested by postoitice in
ectors at Fairmount. MIinn. Kipen
as releasd. Coffey was arrested
hursday. lie and his wife are charg
I with violating the postal laws.
oire than one thousand letters from
norous swains were seized in the log
The Mine Disaster.
T wenty-two bodios of the victims of
me Fraterville mine horror at Coal
reek. Tenn., are still missing,
3arching parties havc brought out
vo hundred and four dead bodies
d they are now hard at work in the'
irk portals of the three entries of the
ine in efforts to recover the remain
ri. An awful stench prevades the
inc. due to the numerous dead hu
an bodies tliat were found therein
ad also to the dead carcasses of I
nteen mine mules. none of which
ie yet been brought oiut.
killed in a Prize Fijght.
Tommy Noonan. of Chelsea. MIass..
edl Saturday morning from the ef-1
ets of a blow received from Eddie
ixon. of Chicago. in a boxing contest I
the Lenox Atimletic club in Boston-.
xon is in custody, having surre,
red to the police immediately after
became apparent last night thait
oonan had received a serious injury.
he fatal blow was delivered in the
urth round omf what was to have
~en a six a round bout. It landed on
oonans jaw and he dropped 'to the
Burned to the Stake.
A dispatch from Longview. Texas. t
vs the culmination of the man-hunt
hich has been in -progress since last
tturday week was reached Thursday
len IDeadly MIorgan, colored,wh
saulted MIrs. MIcKee. wife of a Texas
ci Pacific foreman at Lansing. Tex..
is burned at the stake near Lan
ag Thousa nds of people witnessed I
State House Finished.
The Columbia State says at lastc
e State H ouse commission has prac- c
ally conriuded its labors. Friday a I
ia meeting was held for the specifice
ipose of settling wvith the contrac
r and the architert. A full settle- t
ent was made and the building for- a
lv received from the contractor. I:
.me warrant for the final payment u
CUBA IS "R EE
t;nd Ter Nation-l Flag Floats Over
. oro Castle
AFTER YEARS OF SACRIFICE.
.1 (;-ant Demonst:-ation hi Hos.,Lor
:nent. The Ceremonie,
-Simpie and CeHer.
Tuesday. May 20. the natal day of 1
thc Republic of Cuba found Habana
irrayed like a queen to await the com
ing of her lord. She seemed reinvest
3d for the occasion with the dignity
f the nrosperous days of her powel
and wealth. The decorations wer
universal. In some cases men had
worked all :iht by the light of
torches to complete elaborate designs.
Therc was not a residence so preten
tious or humble that did not bear
upon its quaint facade some emilem
in honor of the event. The many
arches erected at the: entrances of,
piazas by political societies, fraternal
r-ubs. residences of various civil di i
sions (if the city and business orgai;j:z
tions hod an air of real grandcur. The
seaffolding was covered with eaas
p:dnted in imitation of inarble aind
from a distance the illusion vas com
ple!e. 14intin spread on \'ei:it
masts caniopiecl the diiog narrovw
streets fra:n the rays or ie su.I
Nature seemed in ha r:nonv with ti.o
spirit (f the festivities. Ts p :s
Wer lerall aiame wv'i tropi'
1iowei. an' the vaulte1 above
might have been chiselled: of ta,
ouoise. Above every red tiled roof
rose a C ara lag. The wv,le city
est of waving banners.
THE SHIPs GAILY DRESSED.
The decorations along the water
front were exceedingly lavish and all
the shipping in the harbor was dressed
in gala attire. The majority of the
ships flew the American ensign at the
main and the Cuban colors at the
fore or mizzen. The United States
armored cruiser Brooklyn, which was
to take Gen. Wood away, and the
steamer Morrb Castle of the Ward
line, on which the troops w3re to em
bark, as well as the foreign warships
which had been sent by their govern
ments to be present at the birth of
the new republic were dressed with
streams of signal flags. fore and aft.
man-of-war fashion. The American
colors, which were to be hauled down
in a few hours. still floated above the
grim walls of the fortresses which
guard the entrance to the harbor.
Not another bit of color showed upon
STREETS ALIVE AT EARLY DAWN.
The early morning was cool and de
lightful and the entire population, re
enforced by thousands of visitors, was
abroad soon after daylight. All was
animation and expectancy. The
streets were swarming with people
and were filled with a ceaseless din.
Much curiosity was aroused by a
statue of Freedom. which had been
raised during the night in Central
park, upon the pedestal where for de
cades a statue of Queen Isabella had
stood. During the morning a bounti
ful breakfast was given to several
thousand poor children by Mr. Payne
of Boston, who has passed. the winter
in Hlabana for many years.
The actual transfer of the control
of the island occurred exactly at noon.
Hlabana time, which is 12.30 p. in..
Washington time. Those invited to
the ceremony included, besides the
Ame'rican omtcers and the members of
President-elect Palma's cabinet, the
members of congress, the supreme
court judges, the governors of prov
inces. the otlicers of the visiting war
;hips, the foreign consuls, William
Jennings Bryan and a few other speci
illy invited guests.
Owing to the limited space the peo
ple were to have no sight of the cere
Ilony which was to constitute them a
lation before the world. but outside
she palace they were to witness a.
~pectacle which would stir their
pulses, for they were to see the be
oved five barred and single starred
iag which Cespedes threw to the
>reeze in 1868, at the opening of the
Len Years' war, raised by the net of
~he United States above the palace.
Many arrived before the palace witht
:i'e rising sun, and some even slept in
;he park to be certain not to miss this
ighit. A portion of the plaza was
rept clear by the police very early.1
Lhc remainder was packed with peo
>le, so thick that the ground seemed
SIGIHT TO LIVE IN 3IE3IORY.
Soon all the sidle streets running
nto the plaza were choked into a solid u
nass of humanity, and every door
mnd window fronting the square was
valled in with faces, white and black,
)ld and young, male and female. Then
:rowds sought the roofs, overhlowing e
~very building that commanded a
~iew oif the flagstaff (in the palace. It '
vas a sight to live forever in memory. I
D~rawn up below in the open spacet
f the plaza were eight dismounted I
roops of the Seventh cavalry with f
abres at their heels. Their horses
vere already on 'ooard the steamer t
vhich was to take them back to thet
Shortly before 11.30 a. mn.. those
vho were to witness the ceremony
)egan to arrive, in carriages, through
street kept clear by the police. All
he naval oflicers were arrayed in full
miformn. The Cubans generally wore
>dack frock suits, white waistcoats
.nd silk hats. They formed a dig
inguished looking assemblage as they
~athiered in the audience chamber.
The ceremony itself was brief and
inmple. A fter formal greetings G en.
\ood read the dlocumentary transfer o
>repared by the war department b
pledging the new government to im- j
ned iately proclaimi the constitutiont
.nd the P'latt amendment contained I
ni the appendix. and to undertake allt
>bligations assumed by the United t
states with respect to Cuba. by thei
reaty of Paris. p
sTARs AND sTRIPLEs LOwvERdED.
Senor Palma attached his signature
o the document to transfer as presi
ent of theC republic, after an cx-a
hange of congratulations and the
-eteran. Gen. Gomez, ascended to the
oof of the palace. ie was instantly
ecogniizedl and met with a great det b
aonstration of welcome, Gen. Wood
tmself undid the halliards from the t
agstall' and lowered the American
olors. As they fluttered down. the
avalry below saluted their Ilag and
ke an echo of the cheers that arose.
ame the distant boom of one oif them
reat guns of Cabanas fortress across d
he bay. It was followed by another in
nd another. until 45' shots had at
een tired, one for each State in the tf
nion. As the first gun spoke. the e
ags on Mrro C-astlea nrd thosen ron the + t
1. IN TH AIR.
A T'I Wis 0.z a T'wa in the
NiEY-2IGHT PE22 KILLED.
Two Hwdn w n ~ sEn
to be D:d.
. sp.cm:: from Galiad, 'xas, says:
Ai, :::;5 o'emk Sunday ainernoon a
tora~do at rUck the histori tal town of
liid and let death and desolation
hi its pathway beyond the p~wer of pen
A corresponlnt reached the scene
at 7 2o'eI'k on a speXial trai a f ro~a Vic
toria. Texas. which brourit dctors, .
nurses and medicines. friends and rel
tives of ''olijl p!opl an-i t O'Con
nC T.v .n which met
the eye (n reachIng the scena of des
truction. which was in tie western
part of tu.I city, w.s app-lling. Be
tween Church and Patr :s streets,
which run north arid souti for a dis
to.ac od a mile, onily one house was
Very little damrtge was done exceptr
within these bundaries over a width
of 25u yards. Tha tornado was preced
d by a he-tvy halistorm and a deep
rumbling sound. but no one had iny
premonition of the disaster, and there
was no opportunity for eszape as the
ey:bne h.;c passed in a few moments.
The section which has most suffered
was the residence- portion. the lower
part beimz he n' ro settl nent while
the upper pa' c->ntained niny fine
The Methodist and Baptist churches
and the Baptist parsonage, both new,
and the negro 'Methodist churcbwere
destoyed. The Episcopal church was
badly damaged and fally 100, houses
were totally destroyed.
A stone residence was the only
building in the pathway of the storm
that was not entirely demolished, bat
it was badly damaged. The people of
Goliad. realizing at once the great
calamitLy and the terrible loss of life
and injured, telephoned to their
sisters, Cuero and Victoria, for assis
tance, which was responded to im
The latest reports from Goliad state
that 98 persons were killed and 103
injured by the tornado which passed
over that city Sunday afternoon. The
roperty loss in the city and surround
iog country will probably reach $200,- -
000. The storm swept the city from
end to end and demolished 150 stores
and residences, many of which cannot
A COAL MINE HORROR.
The worst disaster in the history
of Tennessee mining occurred at 7.30,
o'clock Monday morning, when bet
ween 175 and 225 men and boys met
instaat death at the Frater-ville coal
mine, two miles west of Coal Creek as
a result of a gas explosion. Out of
the large number of men and boys who
went to work Monday morning- devel
pments at 10 o'clock Monday night
show that only one is alive and he is
so badly injured that he cannot 1e.
This man was Win. Morgan,. an aged
Englishman. who was a road man in
the mine and was. blown out of the
entrance by force of the exposion. One
hundred and seventy-five miners were
checked in for work Monday morning
by the mine boss. In addition to
these were boys, who acted as helpersi
and drivers, roadmen and others to
the number of perhaps fifty.
Chopping Cotton by Machinery.
The Fort Mill Times says W. B3.
Castles of Hickory Grove, York coun
y, has patented a device for chop
ping out cotton, which is pronounced
a. success by all who have seen it. Last
year he used it in his own crop and
saved so much cost and obtained such
rood results that he had it patented.
Lt is said that the machine is of in
istimable value to ctteon growers,
ince it does the wvork of eight men
mnd does it better than by hand in-the
ld way, and owidg to the growing
carcity of labor on the farm during
:otton chopping season, and its unre
iability. the farmer will no longer be
lependent upon floating labor for his
elp to chop out his cotton. Coin
ined with'cotton picker, this may
dd new hope to those who care to
>old to what has for so long a time
een the staple crop of the South. It
s also claimed for this machine that
t is adapted to the sugar beet culture
Ld other products sown in drills where
he thinning process is required.
Death in a Coal Mine.
A special from Fernie, B. C., says:
:n the terrible explosion at 7:30 Fri
lay evening in No. 2 shaft of the
rows Nest Pass Coal company's mine,
ear Fernie. which also extended to
o. 3 shaft. only :35 of the 200 men
vorking in the mine at the time are
:nown to have escaped. Nine dead
>dies have been takenout up to noon
riday. Of the 160 men entombed it
feared the majority are dead. The
cenes at the mines and in the villages
,f Fernie are heartrending. Hardly a
ouse has escaped atfliction. The
ork of the rescue is being hurried
ndi perfecct order prevails, assistance
oming from every available source.
The presence of the coal damp is ad
ing to the danger of rescue work. A
ar has become general that the
ines may catch fire at any time and
urvivors are being besought by their
elatives not to venture in to the shaft
en for resuce work.
Wiped Out by Earthquxake.
A special dispatch from Guatemala
ys that the town of Quezaltenango
as been wholly destroyed by an earth
uke. which lasted three-quarters of
minute. Business is entirely sus
ended in Guatemala, and a great part
f the coffee crop there has been de
royed. It was reported from Guate
iala City. Guatemala. A pril 20. that
arthquake shocks,~ which were gen
ral throughout that country April 18,
9 and 20. partly obliterated the town
f Quezaltenango and badly damagen
-matitan, Soloa, Nahuala. Santa
ucia and San Juan. Two hundred
ersons were reported killed, mostly
romen and many people were injured.
uezaltenango had a population of
bout 25.000 people. is handsomely
uilt. well paved and has a richly
eorated cathedral, several other
Lurches and a fine city hall.
A Shake in Augusta.
An earthquake shuck was felt in
ugusta Saturday morning. It was
ry light. and did no damage as far
can be learned, but was neverthe
c e ryr cdistinc-t.
owere ))-:1 e i llru s n in :
Wti. W(f;,Id 1',11SC6. it. aS :11, tZci ii
niited States Gaiene. ul
ena. As the ag ee ii i' o: Ib,
ow fairly waved with the etnar tt
rose. It was caught up by t:12.peU
>ie' on the roofs and rolled .,ver tii
ity. Again the cavalry below saluted.
.1(d again teirm of ab.af s spoke.
is imI.e th L tional oai lute 1; 21
'111s. Thle u-nds stauoned on, L;14
>laza, at Cabanas and at Mae>.n
rashed out with pride of country an
he revenue cutters and battleships in
he harbor thundered the strength of
he war. The foreign warships hoist
d the llag of Cuba to their masthead
.nd bestowed upon it the honors due
,0 nations. The ensigns ei' (raCt
3ritain and Italy had reco(gnrized UIc
GEN. WOOD SAILS AWAY.
The demonstration was still in pro
,ress when tWe cavalry wheeled and
narched to the wbarf, where they
mmediately embarked on the Morro
Gen. Wood and his adjutant gen
iral. Col. Scott. with two aides. after
last exhange of goud wishes were
Iriven to the pher where they entered
launch and were flicked away to the
trooklyn. Both ships got under way
6 soon as possible and steamed out of
he barbor. The man at the traffrail
>f the Brooklyn was kept busy dip
)ing the flag in answer to the salutes
a the thousands upon the water front
vho watched her departure.
While this was occuring at labana,
similar scene was being enacted at
4antiago where Gen. Whitside at
tuon turned over the authority ti
is Cuban successor, and sailed away
vith two troops of the Eight cavalry.
Only eight batteries of American
rtillery remain-:!d on Cuban soil. A
hapter of American history was
aded and the first capter of the his
ory of the Cuban republic was begun.
GERMAN STUDENTS COMPLAIN. I
Declare That Foreigners Are Crowd
tng Them Out of Berlin Teeh
The Berlin correspondent of the
New York Ti:nes says that, securding
to the Ber'iner Tageh:azt t7-.1 nnis
ter of education has istud :t.: ii
lations in regard to the audn.ihn (:f
foreign students at the 1trlin L:ech
nica! co:Lege. The Germans comp!ain
that the foreigners crowd then out
of the lahoratories and lecture rooms.
and that the foreigners are admitted
without any documentary evidence of
previous tducation. The chief offend
ers are Russians.
It is now reported that the minis
ter direcis that Russians are only to
be admitted if they can prove previous
attendarce or matriculation at a Rus
sian teehr.ieal college. Other foreign
ers must produce a certificate of (n
ral education as well as proof t-hat
they have attended a technical col
It .has also been decided, according
to the Berliner Tageblatt, that a small
class of students called "hospitarnte."
now admitt-ed to the lectures at Ger
man universities as guests. without
the right of obtaininir certificates or
legrees.'shall be abolished in; the ma
-hine engineering department of the
:o:iege, and only allowed in other de
partments under exceptional circum
PLANS OF MEDICAL INSTITUTE
2ollege of Research Founded by John
D. Rockefeller Adopts a Sehenme
A tentative working plan has been
idopted by the officers of the Institute
~or Medienl Research, founded by John
F. Rock~ef-eler, by whom it was en
lowed with $:200,004). .!t follo~ws: To
expend .20,000 a year. divided so as to
>rovide for 40 scholarships. To make
ippontmnents for one year. To have
andidates recommended by heads of
-arin:!s laboratories to the board n
iirectrors. To choose only person e
mtrsuing, or about to pursue. .investi
Fsaions on some important subject in
>athology, bacteriology or hygiene.
At the time the announcement was
nade that Rockefeller had g'iven $200.
00 to fotmd the instituite, it vwai said
hat one of the first thingrs the insti
ite would do would be to investigate
he milk supply of the city, in cooper
.tin with the board of health. This
ask was completed some time age.
t is said now that work of a more
.mbitious nature. involving original
'esearch, and an effort to throw new
ight on problems which are as yet un
olved by medical science will be taken
p in the autumn.
ISH ATE ENGAGEMENT RING.
'ty~ Years later It Is Re.eovered by
Lucky Angler and Returned
"No one at Susquehanna, Pa., will
ver wear this ring! Here it goes!"
aid Charles Bloodgood to Miss Eliza(
lurnbull one August nigh tin 1850, as
e tossed their engagement ring into:
he Susquehanna river near Unadilla.
loodgood a-n.d Miss Turnbulilhad come I
rom Mansfield, 0., to visit mutual
riends, and had quarreled while re-j
urning home from a picnic. Afteri
heir return to Ohio they become ree
nciled and were married.
On Monday last while fishing for 1
ickerel in the river near Wisea, 40
'iles south of Unadilla, two anglers
2ade a big catch. A cousin of Blood-c
.ood, one of the fishermen, on open-r
ig his fish found a gold ring in it. He
urnished it up and discovered the in
.als of Bloodgood an'd Miss Turnbull.
[e sent the ring to his cousin.
Paints Masterpiece at Eighty.
3!. Ziem, the great painter of Ven- ~
e scenes, has completed a painting
f the naval fetes at Toulon. M. Lou
et the other day' took the trouble
f visiting M. Ziem in his Montmar- s
re studio. He greatly admired the l
icture and warmly congratulated q
be artist. In view of the fact that a~
he artist is 80 years old, the task 5
Sconsidered a tour de force. Ex- c
erts declare the work a masterpiece. s
American Buys Bed of King. e
It is not every American million-e
ire who can dream of his increas- '1
ig wealth while lying in a bed upon o
hich once rested the form of a king.
et the other day a full bedroom I
lte of ash and olive wood, once used I
y Charles X., was sold to a wealthy v
merican for $500, a low price when i
ie historical associations of the a
irniture are taken into considera
May Abandon the Island.
A dispatch from Paris says the
inister of the colonies has cabled to
vernor L'luerre at Fort de France.|
structing him to make all possible
rangements for the embarkation of A
e inhabitants of Martinique in the I v
ent of circumstances necessitating a: