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I.eve' F rarenweu.
I know dear heart: you need no say
Mv love is not returned:
I've'seen it in the quiet eye.
The cheek with blush unburni
That greets me when I lookl n vou:
And yet my heart --yet I ii I rue.
You need not tell me to forge!
Can earth forget ie 0uti'?
Can love, he plneked foI Out 1I,
As tho' t orewrrn
Nay. sweet: it lives tlbro all the '.ears.
Kept fragrant by Ihe ralling tears.
You couIld not know that you were
That your quick words were darts:
You coild not know the love 1 bore.,
Nor what frail things are hearts.
And now I know the empty throh
That Heaven echoes in a sob.
Perchance the Father made it so.
And I must not conplain:
,Tis not complaint I won Ii recem -
But. oh:--it is th l:um.
Ah! well: life but of eanrs ae.
And love lives thiro' et
A GILDE) SIN.
BY CHARLOTTE M. BREAME.
Seventeen years had passed since the
birth of Kat.erine Brandon. and no
other child had been given to Queen's
Chace. The long-wished-for heir had
never appeared, and the hopes of both
parents werecentered in the beauti
ful young heiress. She was just seven
teen, and a more perfectly lovely ideal
of an Engiish airl could not have been
found. 'o lool at her was a pleasure.
The tall slender tigure with its perfect
lines and curves, t he face with its glow
of youthful health. the subtle grace of
movement. the free easy earl iage. the
quick graceful step, were all as pleasant
as they were rare. Like her mother.
she was a blonde beauty. but she had
more color, greater vigor. Her hair
was of golden brown-pure gold in the
sunlight, brown in the shade.
Ner eyes were of a lovely violet hue:
they looked like pansies steeped in
dew. Her face had a most exquisite
color, lilies and roses so perfectly
blended that it was impossible to tell
where one began and the other ended.
It was an English face-no other land
could have produced a one. The mouth
was beautiful, the lips were sweet and
arch, revealing little white teeth that
shone like pearls; a lovely dimpled chin.
a white rounded throat, and beautiful
hands, completed the list of charms.
There was an air of vitality and health
about her that was irresistible.
She was as English in character as in
face. She had none of the characteris
tics of the silent, courtly race of Bran
dons. She was essentially Saxon, true
in thought, word, and aeed, sincere,
earnest, transparently candid, gener
ous, slightly prejudiced and intolerant,
proud with a quick, bright pride that
was but "a virture run to seed"-a
most charming, lovable character, not
perhaps of the most exalted type. She
would never have made a poetess or a
tragedy: there was no sad, tragical
story in her lovely young face: but
she was essentially woman'ly, quickly
moved to sweetest pity and compassion
keenly sensitive, nobly generous. All
her short sweet life she had been
called "Heiress of Queen's Chace."
She was woman enough to be more
than pleased with her lot in -life-she
was proud of it. She loved the bright
beautiful world, and, above all, she
loved her own share in it. She would
rather have been heiress of Queen's
Chace, she declared, than Queen of
England. She loved the place, she en
joyed the honors and advantages con
nected with it. She had inherited just
sufficient of her mother's character to
make her appreciate the advantages of
her position. The great difference be
tween them was that Lady Brandon
loved the wealth, the pomp. the hon
ors of -the world, while Katherine
loved its brightness and its pleasures.
Sir Jasper was very much attached
to his daughter; his own wife never re
minded him of his tirst love, but his
daughter did. Something in her bright
glad youth, in her sunny laughter, in
her bright eyes, reminded him of the
beautiful Venetian girl whom he had
loved so madly. In these later years
all the love of'his life had centered in
his daughter, all the little happiness
that he enjoyed came from her-with
her he forgot his lifelong pain, and
She was heiress of Queen's Chace.
He had taken the greatest pride and
care in her education. She was accom
plished in the full sense of the word.
She spoke French, Italian, and Ger
man. She sung with a clear, sweet
voice. She danced gracefully, and was
no mean artist. Her father had taken
care that no pains should be spared in
her education, no expense, no labor.
The result was she developed into a
brilliantly accomplished girl. He was
delighted with her.
Katherine Brandon had made her
EBUT; royal eyes had glanced kindly
at the fair, bright young face. She
had more lovers than she could count:
a beauty, a great heiress. clever, ac
complished, with a laugh like clear mu
sic and spirits that never failed, no
wonder that some of the most eligible
men in England were at her feet. She
only laughed at them at present. It
was the time for smiles: tears would
If there was one she liked a little bet
ter than the rest, it was Lord Whyn
leigh, the son of the Earl of Woodwyn,
the poorest'earl in England.
Lord Wynleigh was handsome and
clever. He had had a hard fight with
the world, for he found it ditticult to
keep up appearances on a small income:
but he forgot his poverty and every
thing else when he fell in love with
charming, tantalizing, imperious
Katherine Brandon. Would she ever
care for him? At present the differ
ence in her behavior toward him and
her other lovers was that she' laughed
more at him, affected greater inditlfer
ence to him, but never looked at him.
and she flushed crimson at the mention
That same year Sir Jasper was much
overtasked with work: he was so ill as
to be compelled to consult a physician.
who told him that he could not always
live at high pressure, and that ,if he
wished to save himself he must give up
work and rest for a time. in order to
do this, the illustrious statesman de
decided on going to Queen's Chace. the
home that he loved so well. Some one
suggested that: he should go abroad.
He shrunk with horror from the idea.
So the whole family went to Queen's
Chace. Sir .Jasper invited a party of
friends for Christmas. Until Christ
mas he promised himself perfect rest.
It was at the beginning of October
that he received the letter which so al
tered the course of his life and that of
others. It was from Assunta di Cyvn
tha-written on her deathbed. Per
haps her approaching dissolution had
shown her that she had misjudged
some things and mistaken others.
She wrote to the man whom she had
hated with such deadly hate, and the
words she used more gracious than any
she had ever used before. She told
him that she should rejoin her sister-I
the young wife lhe had so dearly loved'
-and that she could not die until hr
child was safe and well provided for.
"If I had money of my own. she
wrote, "I should not trouble you: but
I have none-my income dies wit h me,
and the old palace that has been myv
own passes into other hands. I haie
nothing to leave my beautiful Veronica
and you must take her. She is bea~uti
ful and gifted, but she is unlike othecr
girls because she has led a lonelyv Life.
She believes that her father is de..u
She knows nothing of her parentage or
of her birth. I have taught her
Heaven pardon me if I have none
k not 1 i1dersiand the child as
nu one else ever can, and I say you
mziost d idedll- it ever VOU wish to win
I- le\C 0r her heairt. do not shock her
at irst byv telling her that you arc her
fat 1er: r emher she has been t:I ught
Lohat e t he English. and to believe t hat
her fat her is dead. Let her learn to
know 'ou and to love you tirst: then
tell heir when voN will. I impre.s I h
on you. for I know her well. I w
forward by her all papers 11h1,ar
necesSary to prove her bilt h. Sennii r
Veronica at once. I know t hai I l
not many hours to livce
fie wa s-Jsi''g in ic (irHwingi-roli
at Queen's Va wthen I hat let ier was
brought to im. II i" daugter Kathe
riell ws at hie -i no singing some 01
tei lli imsh 1aln is thbat he loved.
IL: ibte la oin;i the couch. en
i 0 a novel. A cear. brighit ire
was burniing in the grate: the warm air
was perItUed with 1 he odor of Ilowers.
lle raiscd his haggard face as I.he
read. 6 ren't 11eaven, what was he to do*!
ii: had almost forgotten the very ex
istence of the chiid. She had fadod
from his memory. His passionate love
for her beautiful mother was as skeen
as ever-as full of life as it had been
on the first day he met her. but the
child he had disliked: the child had
cost her nlther her life. Why had
Assunta given her that sweet, sad
name of "eronica"? What was he to
do with her when she caie? le looked
at his handsome wife. with her high
bred face and dignified manner, lie
looked at his lovely young daughter,
and then bowed his head in despair.
A thought had pierced his soul. lur
ing all these years be had forgotten the
child: she had passed, as it were, out of
his life: .ssunta had taken her. and
would keel) her. She had refused his
help, she would have nothing from
him. She would tilhe no money. nor
anything else, from him. She had told
hii that he must wash his hands of
the child. and had done so. If ever
he t hought about her, lie concluded
that she would be brought up in entire
ignorance of England and of him, that
she would marry some Venetian: but
of late he had thought but little of her.
aid during tha past three or four yea rs
she had faded from his mind.
So the letter was a terrible blow to
him. Ile asked himself what he should
do. for it had suddenly occurred to
him that Veronica was his eldest daugh
ter. and that she-not the golden
haired girl singing with t he clear voice
of a bird-was the heiress of Queen's
Chace, and the thought pierced his
soul like a sharp sword. What should
His first impulse was to tell his story:
then second thoughts came-he could
not. Of all people living his wife was,
perhaps. the most unsympathetic: he
could not take the treasured love-story
from his heart and hold it up to public
caze: he could not have uttered the
name of Giulia, nor have told how she
died, when the sun was setting, with
her head on his breast. It would have
been easier for him to tear the living,
beating heart from his breast than to
He could imagine his wife's cold,
proud, handsome eyes dilating in un
mitigated wonder; he could hear thecold
grave saying, voice "What a romance!
Why have you hidden it all these
ears?" He could anticipate the
sneers. the comments about the great
statesman's love-story. Ah. if it had
but been possible for him to die with
So lie sat there musing, with Assun
ta's letter in his hand. He found af
terward that he had missed one para
graph, in which she told him that she
had prepared Veronica to live for the
future with her English guardian.
Sir Jasper Brandon suffered keenly.
ie was an English gentleman, with
English notions of right and wrong.
He -hated all injustice, all conceal
ment, all deceit, all fraud, all wrong
doing. all dishonesty; yet he did not,
on receipt of Assunta's letter, tell his
wife and daughter the truth. Hie said
to himself that he would come t~o no
decision, that he would wait and see
what Veronica was like.
"You look perplexed and thoug'ht
ful. papa," said Katherine Brandon.
"Let me help you. Women's wits.
they say, are quicker and keener than
"It. is a libel," lie replied, trying to
speak lightly. "'I may well look per
plexed. Katherine-Ilam dismayed."
Lady Braudon closed her book and
looked at him.
'You dismayed?" she cried. "What
has happened? Has Brooke voted with
the Opposition, or what?"
"it is nothing of that kind," said
the poktician. "This is a domestic
diiculty, about which I shall have to
ask your help."
At the wort "domestic' Lady Bran
don opened he - book again-matters of
that descripti .n never interested her.
--The fact is," continued Sir Jasper.
"that a friend of mine has died lately
in Italy, and left me a ward."
"A wvard:" cried Lady Brandon.
"How intolerable: What a liberty to
"A ward:" cried Katherine. "How
Sir Jasper turned quickly to his wife.
He never spoke unkindly or angrily to
her, even when she anoyed him.
'-Do not say 'intolerable.' Marie; we
must make the best of it."
"But wvho is it?" cried her ladyship.
"Of course if it be any one of position,
that would make a difference.
"The young lady-my ward. Veron
ica di Cyntha-is descended from one
of the first families in Italy." he said.,
"and she has, or will have, a large for
"And is that too placed in your
hands" asked his wife.
"That also is in mys hands?'' he re
"But. Jasper." cried her ladyship.
" surely you are going to tell us more?
Who is, or rather who was. your friend?
Tell me: I want to know the whole
He walked to the end of the long
drawing-room aiid back before lie re
plied. then he said briefly
"I have nothing to te. I met the
D Cvnthas when I was abroad, and
that'accounts for the trust, so far as 1
can account for it."
Lady Brandon had studied her hus
band long enough to know that when
he spoke in the tone that he now did it
was quite useless to per'severe in mak
"Some friends whom he met in
Ital." she said to befselr. "MIost
probably, as lie is so reticent, it was a
political friend-indeed. nowv I come to
think of it, that solves the mystery.
There is poilh'al secret hidden under
Once feeling sure of that. Lady Bran
don resigned herself to cireumstances.
A political secret, she knew (quite well,
could never be forced fronm her hus
"But what will vou do with a wvard
in Italy, papay" asked Katherine.
Sir Jasper turned his careworn face
to her, and it clared a little as lie met
the gaze of the bright sweet eyes.
"Tat is the ditticulty, Kat herine."
he replied: "her property will be in
England. and she must come to live
Again Lady Brandon looked up hi
time there wassome little contempt on
"That is impossible. Sir Jaspei'," she
said: "I could not think of receiving a
stanger in to the v'ery heart of my
He patised for a few minutes be-fore
answering her. and thben lie said
'You have always been so1 k ind to nie,
3arie. so attentive to myv interests.
It iam sure you will never refuse
avt hing that will be of serviece to mie:'
-W ouIld it be of service? she asked.
"Mo'st-.. assredlv it would? bhe replied.
-'o would help me out of a real dIif
--Then saEi Lady randan. ''if' it
will serve your interests i Vili do it I
withdraw 'mV OppoSit lon.'
Sir Jasper bent dowit anii k issed it
white jeweled hands.
"You havt aha . sidi--d II my in
terest." lw sail. ";m! I anii always
-.1wil;l he just! a.; I hough"1 I had a
sister,'' said Kat nrile -aid I lie words
Sruck S ir J i aspe ike a blow. " I won
dei r whaot she ki like. papa? Dark. i
suippos:, as she is Italian? We shal I con
t:ast well. 1 lited oI lt I a' jea lots if si he
* abrunette. I will be veiy kii(d to
her. Is it her fat her or her Iot eI Ir who
has just died. papa?"
Again he shuddered as the careless
words fell on his car. Il l made a pre
lense of not having heard what she
said: ani Kat herine, with e li l uik inl
stinet, seeing t hat the tiuestion~t was
not agreeable to hini, did not press it.
Both ladies set tled the matter in their
own m inds and according to their
lights. Lady Brandon concluded that
the dead friend haI probably been one
who shzicd her hunands political
Secriet5, a~d lat hrieihought to her
self hat it. was probably somne one
who'n her father hadi kiown in his
vout h. They were bot ih content. and
talked quite amiably about it. Sir
Jasper bore it as long s he could, then
lie qkuittel the room and went to his
-You see. Katherine." said Lady
Brandon. "the girl is really noble and
wealthy it will he an acquisition rather
I am pleased about it. mamma."
cried the girl. "I have always felt the
want of a sister: now I shall have one.
"I would not say anyt hing about t~iat
my dear, until vou have seen what she
is like." said prudent Lady Brandon;
"it is always better not to commit
one's self in any way.
They discussed the matter in all Its
bearing: there was complete contidence
bet weei this mnothei and child. Kath
erine laughed at her mother's very can
did worlkliness; she teased her a bout
her worship of Mamnion. But she was
very fond of her; while Lady Brandon
worshiped her beautiful cliid-she
thought'there was no one like her in the
wide world-all the love of which she
was capable. the love of heart a nd soul.
was centered on and in lier dai'ng.
Meanwhile Sir Jasper was in a fever
of dismay. What should lie do? It
was as though the dead ghost of his
outh had suddenly risen un before
hi-n' he was utterly unnerved. Then
it became clear to him that he iust
send some one to fetch her. Whom could
he send? He could not go himself-he
was not strong enough to travel; nor
did he care to see again the place
where he had suffered so much. He
decided that the best person to send
would be his agent, John Segrave. a
sensible, experienced man of t he world.
lie wrote at once to summon Mr. Se
arave; and, when he had reached
)ueen's Chace. he told him exactly the
same story that he had told his wife.
"I want you to go to Italy," he said,
"to bring back with you a young lady,
my ward, who is for the future to make
her home with lady Brandon,"
The agent set out. amply provided
with funds, and then Sir Jasper spent
day and night in a state of terrible
suspense. What would she be like,
this daughter of his lost Giulia?
would she torture him with her
mother's face-with her mother's eyes?
If so. he could not bear it-lie should
go mad. By night and by day he asked
himself that question-what would
she be like?
December came with its frost and
cold. its biting wind and snow-botnd
earth, before that question was answer
ed. It was on the second of December
that he r'eceived a letter from Mr. Se
grave, saying that he hoped to reach
the Chace with his charge on the f'ol
lowing day. Sir Jasper was gr'eatly
agitated, althougl. le beat down his
emotion with an iron hand.
She was coming-Giulia's little child,
who had nestled for one brief moment
in her mother's dying arms-Giulia's
little daughter-the babe from whom
he had turned with something like
bitter hate in his heart. What
would she be liked? H-e asked about
her rooms, and Katherine took him
to see them-a pr'etty suite of rooms
in the western wing: they looked
very -bright in the winter sunlight,
with'their cheerful tires and choice
"She will like these rooms, papa,.
said Kather'ine. "See what 1 have
put her'e-all the Italian views and
photographs that 1 can find. See
her'e is the Arno, here is the Rialto in
She stopped suddenly. Why did he
pause and turn from her with a sharp
sudden erry There was the v'ery spot
on which 'he had stood when Giulia's
fair face first shone dlown upon him.
"It is nothing, child," he said, in
answer' to her anxious inquiries-"less
than nothing-a sharp sudden pain
that hurts but will never kill me.''
"How do you know that it will
never kill you, papa?" she asked..
"Because, my darling. if it could
have shortened my life. it would hav'e
done so long ago." he replied. "Now
showv me all the arrangements you
have made for my ward."
"Papa,'' cried generous, beautiful
Katherine, "'she will be very dull, she
will be very lonely. Do y~u suppose
that she is alone in the world-that
she h-ts no othei friends but us? If she
had but one, it would be something."
"I cannot tell you, Katherine." he
relied. "Y ou must ask her when she
Hie was pleased to see the ar'range
ments his wife and daughter had made
for her, yet, as the time for her' airrival
drew near', lhe t remnbledt and shuddered
like one seizted with a sudden cokd. lie
had to meet the child lie had literally
given away-G iulia's daughter.
[TO BE cONTINUEDI
After JIuly 1st it will be unlawful in
this State to sell or carry a pistol less
than twenty inches long and three
pounds in weight. The statute is
very plain and is embiraced in an act
passed last year. It prov'ided, section
129. in effect. that fr'om and arter
.!uly 1. 1902, it shall be unlawful for
any one, except peace otticers and per
sonsl on their own premises. to carry
about the'person, " Whether concealed
Jr ot," any pistol of less than twenty
inches length and three pounds'
weght, and for "any person, firm or
cporation to mnanufacture, sell or
oter for sale, or transpor't for use or
sale in this state." any such pistol.
"Any violation" of thO section. it is
provided, shall be ptunished by a fine
"of not less than oneC hundred dollars
(r imprisonment for not more than
thirty dlays." and ini case of a viola
ti)n by a lirm or a corporation it shall
forfeit one hundred dollars, tot be re
covered as other fines and forfeitures:
all tines and forfeituies provided for
in the act to go. when collected, to
the school fund of the county in
whIich the v iolatio n occuris.
It will be interesting to see how it
will be enftorced. The dealers, whe
ther individuals or firms, who hav'e
weapons under the prercribed length
and wveight 011 hand for gsale and sub
seluent use. do not appear' to be gr'eat
l concerned, and there is no r'eport
of a disposition on their part to uin
load their stock at reduced prices. It
is probable, on the whole, that the
act will not be enforceed v'ery rigidlyv,
if at all.
TiE London Lancet says: "Too
much bathing is harmful. as it tends
to maceration of the superficial part
of the epidermir.which is too frequent
ly removed, ald moctcasions probably
too rapid a proliferation of the cells of
th maiihian layer." Great Scott.
HUMANITY IN WAR.
A Model O )rder Which Might be iead
A striking contrast with the theory
of subsistinag on tihe elemy's ont ry
which seems to be entertained by solme
of the commanders of the I'a ied
States troops in the Philippines is af
forded h:: the inmh:ll rder issuedb
Gen. Lee when he t ook his Con ed rate
army into Pennslivaiia in 1S6:. Its
text was as fillmws:
oneral Orders No. ~2.
leadquarters Army of No;rthern
Virginia. June 21. 1s:l: Wiffle in
the enemy's country the following
regulations for procuring supplies will
be strictly observed. and vi(lations of
them will be promptly anI: vigorously
I. No private property shall be in
jured or destroyed by any person be
longing to or connected with the
army. or taken. excepting by the o01
cers hereinafter designated.
II. The chiefs of the commissar.
quartermaster's. ordnance, and medi
cal departments of the army will make
requisition upon the local authorities
or inhabitants for the necessary sup
plies for their respectivedepartments,
designating the places and tines of
delivery. All persons complying with
such requisitions shall be paid the
market price for the articles furnished,
if they so desire, and theofficer mak
ing such payments shall take dupli
cate receipts for the same, specifying
the name of the person paid, and the
quantity. kind and price of the proper
ty. one of which receipts shall be at
once forwarded to the ch:ef of the de
partment to which such officer is at
III. Should the auth.,rities or in
habitants neglect or ref use to comply
with such requisitions the supplies re
quired will he'taken from the nearest
inhabitants so refusing. by order and
under the direction of the respective
chiefs of the departments- named.
IV. When any command is detach
cd from the main body the chiefs of
the several departments of such com
mand will procure supplies for the
same. and such other stores as they
may be ordered to provide, in the
same manner and subject to the provi
sions herein prescribed, reporting
their action to the ]:eads of their re
spective departments. to whom they
will forward duplicates of all vouchers
given or received.
(5.) All persons whv shall decline to
recEive payments for property furn
ishcd on requisition, and all from
whom it shall be necessary to take
stores or supplies shall be furnished
by the officer receiving or taking the
same with a receipt specifying the
kind and quantity of the property re
ceived or taken, as the case may be,
the name of the person from whom it
was received or taken, the command
for the use of which it was intended
and the market price. A duplicate of
said receipt shall be at once forwarded
to the chief the department to which
the officer by whom it was executed
(6.) If any person shall remove or
conceal property received for the use
of the army, or attefipt to do so, the
oficers hereinafter mentioned will
cause such property belonging to such
person that may be required by the
army to be seized, and the otticer seiz
ing the same will forthwvith report to
the chief of his department the kind,
quantity, and market price of the pro
perty seized, and the name of the ow
By command of Gen. R. E. Lee.
Assistant Adjutant General.
The Pennsylvania Yankees did not
welcome Lee with open arms. They
hated to see him come and were im
mensely relieved to see him go; they
went to the last extreme of inhospi
tality towards him wvhile he stayed;
and the Union troops that could be
called into the State in the emergency
gave him as hot a fight as they knew
how: but his soldierly notions of the
art of making war have left his mem
ory heartily respected among the peo-.
pe who were fated to suffer most at
his hands. What A merican generai's
memory will be e'qually revered by the
Filipinos when the last echoes of the
present war have died awvayy-New
A Newspaper Ifan Gets Within au
Mile of Mont Pelee's Crater.
A special from Fort de F-rance, Mar
tinque. The crater of Mont Pelee has
says been approached within one mile.
This feat was accomplished Tuesday
afternoon by George J1. lKavanaugh. an
unattached news.paper man, who had
accompanied Prof. Robert T. Hill, the
United States government geologist,
on his expedition.
When Prof. Hill turned south to
ward St. Pirre Mr. Kavana ugh turned
toward Port Morne Rouge. His route
seems to hav-e been along or near- the
Cale Basse divide, lie says he de
scended from Morne Rouge into the
valley betwveen Mor-ne Rogue andl Mont
Pelee. The valley was deeply strewn
with ashes. Mr. Kavanaugh was
guided by an aged negress to where an
old foot path one led to lake Palmiste
near the summit of the crater-. There
an iron cross twventy feet high wa
buried in ashes to within a foot of its
top. lBefore him stretched upwvard the
mountain sloap, covered wvith ashes.
which soaked by the heavy rains, and
baked by the sun' and vol:.no heat
looked like cement sidewalks. The
whole mountain top was shrouded in
Eorgetful of the explosion of the
previous night and the awful sudden
ness of the outburst, and tempted by
the seemingly easy ascent lie continued
upard and made photogr-aphs and
rough setches. Mr. Kav-anaugh found
the valley tilled with ashes. and two
great rifts, which he wvas afraid to ap
proach. At i; o'clock in the evening
he turned bac-k. reaching M 'ine
Rougue at about Ti ('clock. Ilec had
made no new observations and realized
his danger only the next morning when
occurred the greatest outburist since
Mont Pelees tirst eruption.
On Wednesday Mr-. Kavanaug'h
tried to descend to descend to St.
P~ierre but failed. Hie found a litlec
hamlet. in a valley near the mountain.
black with 150 dead bodies. They
were not carbonized. nor had their
lothing been bur-ned oilf. Probably
this valley lay near the inner edge of
the zone of blasting 1lame.
Do not fret over the fact that you
are not a great someibody. Do your
full duty right where you are and do
it today. The world has greater need
of common, earnest helpful toilers
FIRE IN AIKEN.
Narowloape From Another IDis
astrouls Conztinarat ion.
Ai ken was threatened with another
contlagration Thursday night to equal
he one of March 4. but thanks to the
wind, not to the fire department w(,
escape with the oss ot three buildings
At 1:30 Fridav a. in. l'liceman
i lark di.overed tire at upper Laul
ens street. and sounded the alarm.
The bell rang for at least half an
hour before any signs of help ce)uld
1w going to the fire but for the
I lely assistance of Capt. .John W.
D unbar who happened to be near the
scene of the tire and ran to the res
cue. When he and his son with one
or to others reached the burning-r
buildings they were so far gone that
none dared to enter. The captain
then turned his wits in the right di
rection and soon had several lines of
old fencing torn out of the way, which
if it nad reminaed. would have served
as leaders for the tire and probably
would have been the distruction of
the entire block.
It was very discouraging to see a
throng of people standing around and
idly looking on while there three
buildings were devoured by the flanmes
and no effort was made to stop the
tire, but through the goodness of God,
the wind stood still. Only the build
ings. each and every one that could
catch in stillness, burned flat to the
The tire originated either in the
barn of Mr. J. V. Rives or the dwell
ing next, occupied by Mr. J. S. Black.
destro ing these two buildings and
contents and the dwelling occupied by
Mr. B. L. Lambert, and all his house
hold goods. Some clothing and a sew
ing machine and trunk being all that
could be extracted from the building.
Mr. .1. S. Black lost all of his house- I
hold goods and much clothing. At
the time his wife was on a visit to
relations at Ridge Spring, and Mr.
Black himself was on duty as police
man, and when he rang the alarm he
did not know that his own home was
The fire demartment cut very small
fgure this time. and unless there are
better equipments made for the pro
tection of insurance companies, we will
in due time -feel the etects of our ne
glect. All this property was insured
and the loss falls upon the insurance
Capt. Dunbar received some very
ugly burns in tearing out the fencing
that would have served to lead the tire
out on other property.
AT THE TOMB OF GEN. GRANT
Ex-Confederate Jones of Alabama,
Makes an Address.
A special from New York says
Memorial services were held at Grant's
tomb Fr'day in the presence of 5,000
people. The exercises were conducted
by U. S. Grant post of Brooklyn.
"America" was sung and Lincoln's
Gettysburg address was read. Judge
Thomas G. Jones of the United States
district court of Alabama was then
introduced and delivered the oration.
Judge .Jones said in part:
"This hour is one of indescribable.
moral grandeur. When but a beard
less youth I drank of the cup of de
feat at Appromattox and was one of
those 'allowed to return to his home
not to be. disturbed by the United
States authorities so long as they ob
served their parole and the laws in
force where they resided.' From that'
day to this there never has been an
hour when I would willing omit any
opporturity to honor the memory of
the immortal who forebore to add to
the burden of our sorrow then.
No true soldier can deny to the illus
trious man whose mortal remains lie
here. the possession of all the quali
ties of a great commander. The man
who died at Mount McGregor was
never envious of the captains who won
bat tles for him and hesustained the.a
lo'ally in the field. No ignoble emo
tions came to him in the hour of
triumph, lie did not take time after
the collapse of the little Virginia vil
lage to pass through Richmrond, the
prize for which armies had so longt
contended, but hurried direct to
V~ashington to begin the disbandment
of the army. Hie was called to the
highest civil rank on earth. T he
gaze of the world beat in upon him
there and found no stain.
"Fr'om the hour he turned from A p
pomattox to the last day at MIount
MceGregor the desire uppermost in the
thoughts of the victorious soldier was
to soothe and better the condition of
his defeated countrymen. Hie lost no
opportunity to speak in terms of ad
miration of the Confederate soldier
and after the power of speech was
gone he wrote: 'I feel that we are on
the eve of a new era and there is to
be great harmony between the Feder
als and Confederates. I cannot stay
to be a living witness of the correct
nes of this prophccy but I feel it
within me that it is :o be so.'"
President Roosevelt sent a wreath
of roses and the Chinese minister, Wu
Ting Fang. a lied of roses.
Didn't Like Its Looks.
The members of the local post,
Grand Army of the Republic, Birm
ingham. Ala. Thursday, dropped out
of the parade in honor of Gen. Fitz
hugh Lee because a Confederate flag
was being carried by one of the coloir
bea'ers. There wvere probably thirty
five veterans of the Federal army in
the parade and these in a body left
the ranks, giving as their reason that
the ritual of the G. A. IL. states that
no representative of the G. A. 1i.
shall march in a procession or parade
in which thei'e is a Confederate flag
A-wf'ul Cri me.
Some t ime ago near Waverly. Ten n.,
A. E. 'Justice shot and killed his wife
and then enhled his own life with the
same revolver. MIrs. .Justice was a
daughter of the late A. 31. Waddeil. a
well-know.n citizen of Louisville. Ky.
Recently Mrs. .Justic'e brought suit
for divorce. Since the suit was filed
Justice had been excluded from the
home, lie secreted himself in a chicken
house. knowing his wife's habit of go
ing there to feed the chickens. When
she appeared the tragedy occurred.
there b)eing no witnesses.
Catre of'Confeder'ate D~ead.
The house Saturday passed a bill for
the impr'ovement and care of Confedi
rate 3iound in Oakwood remietery.
Chicago. MIr. Loud of California
called attention to the fact that there
were buried at Confederate MIound 12
Inion soldiers and 4,0:39 Confederates
and expressed the opinion that the
bill would be the first step in the
direction of national cai'e for the
graves of the -Confederate dead. But
h madie no nhire-tion.
THE BOERS QUIT
And There Will Be No More Fighting
in South Africa.
THEY PUI UP A GALLANT FIGHT.
Exa.ct Terrms 1*'ruler Which lersn
tatives v t ur1hers In tve Szsi
rendered Not iown. The
ings~ 'New I)onsinimois."
A dispatch froi London says peace
has leen declared after nearly two
years and eight months of a war which
tried the 8ritish empire to its utter
mnost and wiped the ;oers from the
list of nations.
The war has come to an er~ri with
Lord Kitcheaer's announcement from
Pretoria that he. Lord Milner and the
Boer delegates had signed "terms of
surrender." This announcement has
been anticipated for several d.ys, and
it was de:12tely forecasted in these
dispatches. but its receipt Sunday
afternoon took the nation by surprise.
as everybody had confidentlv believed
that the house of commons would
bear the tirst news Sunday. The edge
of the anticipation with which Great
Britain awaited the promised state
ment in the house of commons from 1
Mr. Balfour, the government leader,
was still further dulled by the follow
ing message from King Edward to his
people. which was issued after mid
"The king has received the welcome
news of the cessation of hostilities in
and his majesty trusts that peace may I
speedily be followed by the restoration
of prosperity in his new dominions,
and that the feeling necessarily en
gendered by war will give place to
earnest cooperation on the.part of his
majesty's South African subjects in
promoting the welfare of their com
How greatly King Edward's insist-.
ence that peae in South Africa i e
secured prior to his coronation influenc
ed the present agrement will probably
not be known until the private me
moirs of the present regime are given
to the public.
According to a dispatch to the Daily
Express from Utrecht, Holland. Mr.
Kruger was informed shortly after 9
o'clock Sunday night that peace had
been declared Ile bad been asleep.
"My God," he said, "it is impossible!"
Mr. Kruger and his entourage, the
dispatch continues, hope to be per
mitted to .return to the Transvaal.
This, however, is quite unlikely.
MAY SINK IN THE SEA.
An American Scientist .Makes an
A dispatch from Kingston. on the
Island of St. Vincent. says La Sou
friere volcano is still active. Another
eruption occurred at 3 o'clock Sunday
morning. It wvas accompanied by a
thunderous noise and a shock of earth
quake while volumes of dense vapor
ascended to such a height that they
were visible from Kingstown. The
vapor formed a thick cloud over the
crater of the volcano and this cloud
was illumined as if by tire. In the
crater itself the lightning was more
vi vid than upon any previous occasion.
No damage wa done and the eruption
ceased at the end of an hour. With
the exception of these occurrences the
night was quiet and the weather fair.
Throughout Friday the crater was
capped with dense gray and silver
clouds, and sand fell heavily this
morning on the leeward side of the
montain within a radius of eight
The American scientist who started
to ascend La Soufriere is still striving
to reach the summit. During the in
tervals when the volcano was quiet
Saturday he reached a point almost
haif way up the mountain. He reports,
to the awe of the inhabitants, that
the island of St. Vincent may subside.
There arc clear indications, he .says,
that a considerable portion of the lee
ward district will subside. Owing to.
the continuous rain, there have been
heavy floods in the windward district
of the iskr.d and many houses have
been washed away or filled with mud.
At Rtabacca, the storehouse, a large
brick building, was washed away into
the sea by a stream of mud.
The E;xposition Ends.
President Wagener tutned ott elec
tric lights at the fair grounds Satur
day night at midnight and the exposi
tion passed into history. There were
at least 10,000 people present at the
grand finale. Thlere was no disorder
throughout, though the midway was
jammed by rollicking thousands.
throwing confetti and blowing horns.
Among the permanent advantages to
the city already assured by the exposi
tion is the establishment of a public
park, the city having purchased part
of the exposition grounds containing
the court of palaces and sunken gar
dens. Oregon, New Mexico, Missouri,
and other states have presented a large
proportion of their exhibit to the city
of Charleston as the nucleus of a per
manent industrial and commercial ex
position and the plans for its establish
ment are well under way.
Work of a Brute.
A dispatch from D~ecatur. Ala.. says
Miss Otis Benson, a young lady milli
ner from Augusta. Ga., wvas found
Saturday night by the roadside un
conscious from chloroform. 11er per
son showed evidence that the girl had
been assaulted. An investigation in
volves C. HI. M1anning, connected with
Chicago picture company. Hie had
been seen with the girl in the after
noon. Manning was arrested and
lodged in jail charged with criminal
assault. The trial is set for .June 6th.
Miss f~enson is said to be in a pre
arious condition. Manning refuses to
talk. An investigation develops the
fact that such person as Miss Otis Ben-'
son lives in Augusta. There are a
number of people by the name of I ten
son in Augusta. but none by the nam-'
given, in the millinary or any other
Say No to Rtockellier.
An offer to make a donation to the
endowment fund of Howard college, a1
Baptist institution at Eastlake, a
suburb of Birmigham, Ala., by .Joh n
. Rockefeller was Thursday dclinedl
by the board of trustees of that
institution because the oiler was
impracticable. Mr. Rockefeller Olier- I
ed to donate a certain sum provided
he college ecured subscriptions to
the fund for three times the amount
he gave. The trustees of the college
announced their abandonment of the
scheme and will send an agent into
the Alabama tield to secure funds for '
the enwment of the rcnllege.
SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY.
"Bt"ing" a tree-that is. killing it
by destroyin g the bark in a circle
around the trunk-injures it for lum
Statisties recently published in Paris
show c levtarly that goed surround:ngs
ifford con parative imiiunity from pul
mnon ar v tub e reu iois.
Theri it:ish bd:ick rat, almost entire
l exter:ni;:ated during the last 100
vear i-th brown N rwea rti
-aefily prot'ectu a! d ;rvt:'d on
In "saea re.:t es !:ip ry.
The mn. i- ill. p:S: h a k i 1 cne
i he iipriant indu t f ! -
a .muth Caroina, and it a uih
)o 1 ti.. tx- . ; : a ytar, v'atd at
5.0.0oo at the point of p:-o(ction.
Sdicier the aspie-s of the Institute
')f rta-nce further r-searchv: ::re be
I] z :::de in the f.m-m Ls -';(es of
a'tne. on the 1ivlra, nlitre cones
iti( other remains of prehistorie ren
'ia' at various times been found. Late
v three entire skeletons have been dis
An American syndicate has just
)outlht the oild McKenzie concession to
pply the City of .\exico with water.
'ht: water wi;1 be brou-hl frt'm the
Mlmoaoya spr-ings. 40 miles son~west
>f the capital. The work will include
G mites of canal. six miles of steel pip
ngz and the instal!ation of \motive
The Chicago board-of local improve
nents has- decided to use creosoted
ilock for part mc r.ts in that city. D)if
'erent k ords of ma-erial for paving
vere looked into by t'he board. but the
cc-son was in favor of the wood. The
irst order of this kind of pavement
vill azggIe.ate about. 150 miles of
treets to be paved.
Fverything we eat and drink and
vcar runs the gauntlet of germs to an
-xtent which'nervous people had bet
er not contermlate. Far too muel
Eiss is mde of them. If we listened to
i these scare!: there would be nothing
eft to do but to get into a bath of car
>oi!c acid and stop there until starva
ion freed us from-the dangers of life.
OTED HUNTRESS REPENTS.
ady Florence Dixie, Reformed Nim
rod, Now Writing About the
Uruelty of Hunting.
Women do not seem likely to en
roach upon at least one of man's
?leasur-es, that of hunting. The most
e:ebrated shot among English women
as abandoned hunting entirely and
published a pamphlet on "The Horrors
She knows what she is talking
bou-t, says the New York Sun. Her
usband was an ardent hunter, but she
was such an enthusiast that his shoot
ng preserves did not satisfy her and
she wou:d rent a Scottish moor or deer
forest for her own use. She wascalled
by her friends the female Nimrod and
er hous!e was fuUl of trophies of her
ski:'. Now she has taken up her pen to
ecry *her old weapon. the gun.
Lady Florence Dixie.is this reformed
Nimrod. She has kil:ed lions in Africa,
aazellts in Arabia, bears in the Rock
ies. With her brother, Lord James
Dougas, she took a journey throaigh
A good many years ago another
brother. Lord Francis Doug!as. lost his
life in the Alps. This intrepid woman
later climbed the very peak in whose
asent he was killed. She says that few
men have done "a tithe of the hunting
[have done both at home and in for
eign lands:"so that her renu.iattionOf
the sport se tas to mean that here. at
any r::t'-. women are not going to con
test wsi:h men for privileges. She says:
-Many a keen sporismian wit! ac
k'nowvedte that a feeling of self-rc
proaich h::s att times come eve r him a~s
he tooni by t he dying vict im of his skill.
I know that it ha-s confronted me many
anti nany a time. I have bent over
my f::eni game and seen the beautiful
eye of the deer grow dim. I havi erded
wit h the sharp. yet merciful knife the
dying sufferings of creatures that
never harmed me. L, too, have wit
nee'd lit angry. defiant glare of the
wid btast's fading sight as death de
prived him of the power to wreak his
eenence on the human being that
had taken his free life. The memory
of those scenes brings no pleasure to
my mind. On the contrary, it hraunt s
me with a cruel reproach. and I fain
woud that I had nevr done those
deeds of skill-and crueltvy
New Zealand's Island Federation.
Another step in the realization of
Nir. Sedldon's dream of an island fed
ration apart from the Australian
som'mowealth, of which New -Zea
landi should be the acknowledged
:enter, was taken during the last
nonth. when that statesman pro
vided in his budget for a lower rate
f taxation on goods imported into
the Cook islands--the oaly group
which New Zealand has so far an
exed-than on Australian goods,
mnd declared that goods from New
ealand wouldi ultimately be admit
red free. In view of the determined
'ort by New Zealatnd to amalza
mate with the Fiji island group tits
ction is regarded as an intdicat ion
>f the anti-commionweclth policy
that would be adopted if M.r. Sed
ion's scheme is carried out.-Chi
~ago Inter Ocean.
An Interexting Relic.
In the matter of diminutive bank
otes a correspond~ent sends an ac
ont of a cuirious note wvhch he- has I
n his p)osse'ssion. It is a tcard meas
ring '.T. inches, on on-- side of
wh:ich~ is t wice printed the wo'rd
T'rencte," while on the other the
am is prn nted in wor~ds and fi- es
omul the iiorder. In the' tuidI. is
ie following: "I promi~se to pay
h' he a rer, on demanad. 2 p.-nce. 1By
>rdeicr of tihe C'orporatiotn of the City
>f New York, Feb. 20, 1790. D. Phoe
ix, City Treasurer." - London
Made Cottin For Himself.
Elby Hill. aged 87, of Forest Hill,
Jadison county. Ky., who died Sun
lay, will be buried in the coffn that
e constructed with his hands 25 years
go. The coffn is solid walnut wood.
ill felled a tree to get the lumber.
3oon after his health failed. and the
loctors feared he would die, but he re
rained his strength the following sum
net. As the years rolled on the cotmu
vas frequently found to be in the way.
o it was placed in the cellar of his
ouse and used as a receptable for a p
>ies. Later it found its way to the
arn, where it was used as a wheat
tin. ill's wish to be bturied in the
om will be fultilled by his relatives.
PLANT tansy at the root of your
>lum trees. or hang branches of thej
lant on the limbs of the trees, and~
ou will not be annoyed with curculio.
in old and successful fruit grov:er
urnishes the above, and says it is the
nost successful curculio preventive
me has ever tried.
We hope the present good seasons
cll continue and that the farmers
vim ,.eapso rih avescte in the nii_.
BATHING AT THE ZOO.
rhe Elephant, the Elk and the Chim..
pansee Are Very Fond of
The quip of the old author who says
that the ditereree between civilized
ard unc*vilized men L-6s In the fact
that th -mier hathts and the lat
ter does not, has long been disproved
by f:'et. itu: if the diffe ence of a bath
mnade *.-e cbvlized na.. the zoo con
tain a r.u;:ber of at;:-nals who can
airy :!aimi the beneti; uf the distinc
'-:.. :: ake.- the;m ci.vil:zed
e car. There is the
eh . r istar:ce. It rej .les in
a ht:i ar sunk in the grunId. to
whiec'i n r.lne is suank, and wherein
the ty:'::n may eijoy itself.
here ar% -wo elephants at the zoo,
but the bige r doesn't bathe. He's
< o tieree, wild and unt:ractable to be
let out cof his cage. So they keep him
seeur-v (h: ired, and n hen he needs a
bath Ihe hose is turned on him. The
femuiae. a quiLt beast of p!!easant man
ni;_Irs. sanur-ters forth every afternoon
in s a e and, bathes in the tank.
Her jby :n ply unmeasured, says the
When shte does bathe. the trumpet
ing, ite p.-:shing, the :c urting of wa
ter out of her trunk on her back and
t!:i n!:s. are simtply prcdigio us. It is the
sighr of t:Ie day-but anyone getting
Ico near may 'be drenched. That,
(.esn't feaze the elephant. She's
there to bathe, and bathe she does.
Thc crowd watches ;a amazement.
Elephants. as, is well known, do not lie
<>wn. even to bathe, and the zoo
ee ant is no exception. She stands
up a::d swashes about, acting as he
own showe'r hath, and making the most
of h r cpportunities.
The ma!e elk is another bather, on a
long and. protracted basis. There is
a tank in the elk inclosure into which'
water constantly flows., It is not a
iarge tank and when the male elk gets
into it, there isn't much room for any
thing else, so the females and the
little elks are forced to stay out and
watch the old one enjoy himself. 'As
he is liable of a warm day to stay in
the tank from dewy morn to dewy
eve, the others get theirs in watch
When thus enjoying himself, the
elk is frequently' submerged, except
his horns, which are wide, and his
nostrils. They say his object is to.
avoid the flies, which can't bite his
horns very well, and don't have much
of a chance on his nose. The rest of
the elk family have to fight the flies
as best they may.
The chimpanzee, Billy. gets . a
sponge bath .daily. The heat of July
was a few too many for Billy, who
had been reared in the comparative
chill of Central Africa, and he had
to be put on ice to keep him from
slipping his earthly moorings alto
gether. Nowadays, his keeper, Mur-""
ray. gives -him a siponge bath every
afternoon, which is simply :Billy's
chief delight. When he feels -the
sponge he closes his eyes and smiles,
and expresses his gratification in low
snorts and whistles.
The alligators and crocodiles, being
by nature v'ery fond of bathing, di'.
vide their time between lying in the
water with their mouths open and
lying on the ground with their.
mouths open. They are not expres
sive of countenance and their bath
ing may be by force of habit. The
persistent indulgence in water baths
alternated by sun baths may account
for their good health, for so far as
known they never die a natural
The pelicans, storks, sfrans, ducks.
cranes, and other like birds are fond
of the water, as everyone knows..
The pelicans, cranes and st'orks stand
and wade in it knee deep. with one.
leg drawn -up and one eye closed.
Just wvhy this one-sided habit is not
known, even to naturalists.
The polar bear, not having, any ice
bergs on hand, takes it out in water,
which he leaves long enough to -eat,
and take an dccasional nap. His feel
ing during the recent hot spell may
Feed the Entire World.~
The United States is the great
bread producing country -of thfe
earth, and if our supply cf foodstuffs
was suddenly cut off half the people
of other countries would st'arve to
death. Recently published statistics
show that. the United States sells ap
proximately $1,000,000,000 w'orth of
surplus agricultural products in a
year. They feed the armies of Boers
and English. and a squeeze in prices
in \merica is felt all over the world.
Eitoiand is the best customer-of this
country 'n food supplies. In 1900 we
sold ht.'r $4uS.00i,000 worth of farm
prouets. Germany spent hera $134,
)00,'l400 for agrictultural products.
but half of this was for cotton,
the rest was for food. France buys
annually from us about -$45,000,000
worth of agricultural products, most
ly bread and .meat.-Chicago Chron
R ibbon to Be Much ['sed This Winter'.
Ribbon will be much used for col
ars, belts, soft girdles and corsage
bows this season. The pouch front
orsage is frequently trimmed with
Slarge. full rosette of ribbon placed
ilittle to the left or in the center,
>r with a bow of several loops and
nrds of lengthwise effects that is.
mor on the side of the bodice. A
lain albatross or silk waist m.ay be
rimmed with stripings of narro~w
elvet ribbon and finished with a ro
ette on the left side. This is an ex
elent way to retrim an old bodioe.
-Ladies' Home JournaL.
Warning from Insurance Men.
New Orleans insurance experts
arn the people that the city may
e burned down any time if the pres
nt careless methods of handling oil'
re tolerated.-Cbicago Chronicle.
Killed in a Prize Fight.
Tommy Noonan. of Chelsea, Mass.,
lied Saturday morning from the ef
ects of a blow received from Eddie
ixorn. of Chicago, in a boxing contest
t the Lenox Athletic club in Boston.
ixon is in custody, having surren
lered to the police immediately after
t became apparent last night that
soonan had received a serious injury.
[he fatal blow was delivered in the
ourth round of what was to have
een a six a round bout. It landed on
conan's jatw and he dropped to the "
Foat THE jBoYs.-The floigi
:he text of the law in regard to the
ling of birds and robbing birds'
Tests:" "No person or persons shall at
my time or place within the state,
ake. kill, sell, expose for sale, export
avond the limits of the state. any
nocking bird, nonpariel, swallow, bee
bird, red bird, woodpecker, thrush, or
tvren. under a penalty of $5 for each
jird so taken. killed, sold, exposed for
~ale or exported beyond the limits of
the state. 3 a person or persons shall "
estrov or rob the nests of any kind of
s--.d hirds nder the penalty of $10."