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If I had knojwI in the morning
How wearily all the day,
The words unkind
Would trouble i' mind
I said when you went a'a,
I had been more careful. darling.
Nor given you needless j:tin:
But.we vex -"*'our own"
With looks and tone
We might never take back agai.
For though in tle .;uict evening
you may grive the kiss of peace.
Yet well it might be
That never for me
The pain of heart should cease.
low many ro forth in the morning
Who never come home at night:
And hearts have broken
From harsh words spoken.
That sorrow can ne'er set right.
We have careful thought fur the
And smiles for the soimct ime guest.
But oft for '"our own
The bitter tune.
Though whe love our own the best.
Ah: lips with the curve impatient:
Ah: brow with the look of scorn.
'Twas a cruel fate
Were the night too late
To undo the work of the morn.
-Margaret E. Sanger.
A GILDED SIN.
BY CHARLOTTE M. BREAME.
August had come with its ripe. rich
beauty. the fruit hung in the orchards.
the gardens were a blaze of color, the
barley and the corn were ready for the
reardrs. Sir MIarc had come down
again to the Chace.
Those who had seen \er nica when
she first reached England v.auld hard
ly have reco~tnized her hat they seen
her now. The beautiful face had
changed so completely: the pale, pas
sionate loveliness had deepened into
something more lovely still: there was
more color, more brightness: the dark
love-lit eyes had in them the radiance
of full and perfect content. Love had
beautified her, even as it had beauti
fied her life.
On this August morning she was in
her pretty boudoir alone-alone, for
Sir Marc had gone in search of some
thing to please her. He lived only to
make her happy. She stood in the
midst of a hundred beautiful things.
Lady Brandon had determined to pre
sent her with her trousseau, and a
large-chest had arrived that morning
from Paris. Veronica looked at her
magnificent gift. It did not strike
her as it would have done at another
time. She could think only of her
happiness and her love. She was smil
ing to herself, wondering whether a
girl was ever so blessed, so happy,
when some one rapped gently at her
door. She looked up in surprise when
her maid, Clara Morton, entered the
"I want to speak to you. Miss di
Cyntha, if you can spare the time,'
Veronica made some courteous an
swer, and felt even more surprised
when the girl closed the door and
fastened the lock. The large long
window that led to the terrace was
open-neither of them thought of it.
"Why do you do that, Morton'?"
"Because I have that to say to you
which must be said without interrup
Veronica looked up with haughty
"You behave very strangely," she
said: "'I do not like it." She looked
4ixedly at the girl, whose face was not
pleasant to see-there was a livid light
in her eyes, an air of cringing, yet of
defiance, in her whole manner.
"You must listen to me, Miss di
Cyntha,"-she said. "I hold a secret of
yours, and I must be paid for it."
"You can have no secret of mine,"
"But I have," said the girl. "Listen
to me I am engaged to marry John
Palding, who once lived here as head
groom. We have been eng'aged to be
married for eight years, a fortune
has never once smiled on us. He sav
ed three hundred pounds and put it
into a bank. The bank broke, and he
was left penniless. I saved sixty
pounds, and invested it in a building
society, which became bankrupt. For
tune has never once smiled on us un
til now. Now John Palding has an
offer from a farmer in Australia. If
he can go out there, and take five hun
dred pounds with him, we shall make
"I do not see what this has to do
with me," interoe Veronica.
"I do, Miss di Cyntha. I hold a
secret'of yours, and I want five hun
dred pounds as the price of my silence.''
"You are talking nonsense, MIorton.
* I can only imagine that you have lost
"You will find, on the contrary,
Miss di Cyntha, that I was never more
sensible in my life. Let me tell you
what I have to say."
Veronica looked at her. In the ex
citement of the interview she had risen
and confronted her.
"Come to the point at once, please,"
said Veronica. "What have you to
The girl looked uneasily at her mis
tress; the color came and went in her
face: her eyes drooped. Raising her
head, shesaid suddenly
"It is for John's sake-I would do
anything for John."
Veronica gave a sigh of resignation.
What this strange scene meant she
could not tell, but it would end at
some time no doubt. Morton heard
"You are impatient, miss." said she.
"I am coming to the matter. I do not
like to speak of it to you, you have
been a kind mistress to me. But it is
for John's sake-i would do anything
"Will you be kind enough just to
come to the point?" said Veronica.
"I will," answered Clara Morton.
Yet Veronica saw that she had to
summon all her courage, to make a
most desperate effort. She looked up
"You remember Sir Jasper's death,
Miss di Cyntha? You remember the
day'after it. Though it was a warm
June day, you would have a fire in
~Veronica started: her face grew
white, a low cry came from her lips.
"Go on," she said to the girl. who
had paused abruptly wvhen she saw the
change in her mistress's face.
"That very day, miss, I thought
there was something wrong." she said.
"Why should you want a fire when the
June sun was shining so warmly? I
said to myself that you had something
Another low cry came from V eron
ica. Morton continued
"I -ou will be very angry with me.
Missii Cyntha-I watched you: 1
knelt dowri and looked through the
keyhole. The key was in the lock,
so that I could not see much, but I saw
distinctly a roll of parchment in your
hands, and 1 saw you put it in the fire.
I saw it begin to burn, and I was wild
to know what it was. All at once I had
an idea that you were destroyingz some
thing that belonged to Sir Jaspcr. and
was determined to know."
She paused, while the beautiful face
gazing into hers grew deadly wvhiT e.
"I invented an excuse to get you
from the room. Miss di Cyntha." she
continued. "I told you that Lady
Brandon had not answered a knock at
her door-it was simply an excuse to get
you from the room. Then 1 took from
the ir the charred remains of the
"a chulaaut I'w~jcdtnti
ihe n ords- Last w ill an to testamient.
Sir . '.per Branidon.' Miss di Cvntbia.
It wa's ttt a ciarred fragment-I took
it awa, w~itl me: and now. Miss di
' ta. I ccuse yoU of having burn
en, I Sir .lasptr's w ill. You cannot deny
I - have lhe proofs.'
Veionica stood like one turned to
,ie Sihe had lost all power of speech.
T be girl cont inued
I can formh no idea why you did it
that does not concern mie-perhaps it
was for your own interest. Thev said
in the servants' hall that Sir JIasper
had left yout money: perhaps the will
you destroyed took it froa you.
There was a tash as of lire from the
-i d' :t wish to do you an- harn.
miss, I ::- not iiment oned what I
saw to any one. and I never will: but
you must .ive ine live hundred pounds
'for keeping your' secrect. Give me that.
and i w ilI roinise. I will swear that
no allusion to what I have seen shall
ever pass uly lips. Give me that and 1
will bring the charred fragment to
you. 1 no not wish to harm you. but j
'Providence has given me this chance
and I must make the most of it. From
that one moment I said to myself that
I would keep your secret until I could
use it. Give me five hundred pounds,
and I will be as faithful as death to
Then the power of speech came to
"Even if I would condescend to bribe
vou." she said. "I could not: I have
not live hundred pounds of my own in
"You have a rich lover." returned
the girl, with a signiticant smile. "Sir
Mare would give you anything in the
world-his heart's blood if you needed
"Hushl" said Veronica, sternly. "I
will not allow you to say such words."
You may do what you like, miss-I
shall keep to my word. If you give me
tive hundred pounds. 1 will never
reveal your secret: if not. I will bet ray
-What if I refuse:" said Veronica.
"Tell me the worst." In her heart she
knew the worst must-come: it was as
impossible for her to tind tive hundred
pounds as it would have been to find
"The worst as. that if I fail to get
the money from you. I must try to find
out who is the next most interested in
the matter. There is one thing that
you cannot denv. Miss di Cyntha-you
burned the will." She paused wit h a
Unperceived by either, Sir Marc had
entered through the open window, and
stood with a horror-stricken face. lis
tening to the last few terrible words.
With an air of terrible bewilderment
he looked from one to the other: Veron
ica was white as death. the servant
girl insolent in full triumph of
her accusation: in the knowledge'
of her victory. Veronica 100 k e,d
round when she saw the sudden
dawn of fear in the girl's eyes.
She uttered no cry when she saw her
lover, but a cold terrible shudder seized
her. He came to her and took her
"What is the matter, Veronica?
What does this insolent woman say?
Why do you allow her to insult you?"
"Truth is no insult. Sir Marc." put
"Say the word, and I will send for a
policeman, and will give her into cus
tody. I heard a little of what has
passed, and I see she is trying to ex
tort money from you-why not order
her from the house?"
"Ah, why not?" cried Morton, in
solently. "As you say, Sir Marc. why
"I take tihe duty upon myself," he
said: "I order you not only to quit the
room, but to ~quit the house. Lady
Brandon will approve of what I have
done when she hears of your conduct?."
"I shall not leave the room, Sir
Marc," she replied quietly. "until I
have Miss- di Cyntha's answer. She
knows what 1 want: let her say if she
will give it to me."
"X ou know that I cannot," she
Sir Marc looked at her in bewilder
"Surely you are not willino to com
promise with this woman. 'eronica?
She must be punished-any attempt to
extort money is a crime that the law
punishes very severely. Do not speak
to her-leave her to me."
Then he paused in bewildered won
der: there was something he did not
undertand-a shrinking fear in Vero
nica's face and an insolent triumph in
the maid's. Where was the indigna
tion, the just anger, that she should
feel. What could it mean? With a
restless, uneasy gaze he looked from
one to the other. The dark eyesof the
woman h~e loved had never met his
"1 heard what passed." he said. "I
was bringing you these Gloire de Dijon
rose;, Veronica. and I heard this insol
ent woman say that you had burned a
will-that you could not deny it. I
know the meaning of that. She brings
this false accusation against you, mean
ing to extort money from you, and you
very properly refuse to give it to her.
She ought to be sent to prison."'
'Stop, Sir Marc," said the woman
angrily-"you speak too fast. Ask my
mistress whether my charge against
her is false or not."
"1 will not insult Miss di Cyntha by
any such question," he replied.
"Then you are unjust." she said.
"You accuse me of bring a false charge:
ask Miss di Cyntha whether that
charge is true or false-she will not
deny it if you ask her."
Still there came no words from the
white lips that were closed so strange
"I refuse to do any such thing,'' he
"Again, Sir Marc, I say that you are
unjust. I accuse Miss di Cyntha of
having in her own room, unknown to
everyx one, and, as she thought, unseen
by every one, wilfully burned Sir Jas
per Brandon's last will and testament.
More than that, I can prove that she
did so. Now, Sir Marc, look from her
to me-which of us looks guilty?"
Ie looked at Veronica as though half
expecting an indignant denial: None
"Miss di Cyntha," she continued,
"tell Sir Marc, who accuses me of
bringing a false charge, whether you
destroyed that will or not-"
Still there was no0 answer.
"I swear to Heaven that I saw her
do it, and that I have the proofs,
cried the maid. "I should not speak
so plainly before yo Sir Marc.
but this hush-money will do from you
as well as from her."
Then Veronica spoke. she went up
to him, and without looking at himn,
" Will you send that woman away,
Marc? 1 shall die if she remains here.
I will speak to you when she is gone."
it struck him with a pang more bit
ter than death that she had never
once denied the charge.
"Go." he said to Morton: "leave Miss
di Cvitha's presence, and never dare
to seek it again Leave this house at
once. If in one hour from now you are
within the walls. nothing wvill save you
"And nothing will save Miss di Cy n
tha from penal servitude." she re
The woman's persistence in her story
astounded him, while Veronica's si
lence bewildered him. It could not be
true-of course it was false; but it wvas
evident from her silence that there
was a mysterv.
"1us:" TIhe wh ite lips h~ad opened
again and a voice that was unlike any'
he had ever heard came to him in the
sunlit silence. "1)o not drive her to
extremes. Send her' awvay."
Then Sir Marc, pointing to the door.
"Go? Leave the house: but wait for
me at the railway station at Hurst
wood. I will see youi there."
The wvoman left the room. and he
''Sweetheart. lie said, '"w
inx sterv? Why did you not k
woman's outrageous charges' . Si
ronica burn a will: You cano k hiink p
how it hais distressed me." lie kise b
the white, cold face, Lich MWokel as
thoughrl Init h i ier u artli nr c31r coml eu
ever 1hlrlien'l it ai: his heart wa, r
full ofi en. in \lelablic pain "There I
i5011 !1nw on -ry. V'eronlica." he0 w\ent 1i
1: "' 1 :: -' ti:at. '1'eli inc what it ' s
"i an , she said.
Aiud the I wo sim Ole words were :more
icrrible to him than any others.
"At least, my darling," he pleaded.
"tell me that it is not true. i cannot
endure that you should remain silent u
under such a charge: it is unwomanly
almost--deny it. I ask noexplanation r
of the mystery: my sweetheart shall be t
as free and uniettered as the wind that 11
blows. But I do ask this-deny those v
Then she looked at him with the l:
parlor of death on her face. She tried v
to speak lightly, but her lips trembled. s
She tried to smile. but the smile died 1
"What if I could not deny it. Marc?" C
II is face fla med hotly.
"Great Heaven, Veronica," he cried, I
do not jest over such a subject as this r
-do not jest about a crime: I could \
not have thought y'u capable of such
"'I am not jesting, she answered,
faint l: '"1 never thought of doing so." c
She saw his face grow stern and his I
eves take a cold. hard expression.
.Veronica." he said. "answer me e
one quest ion--it is your own fault that
I have to ask it--is that woman's C
charge true. She says that she holds
proofs--is it true? Tell me-did you
hurn a will or did you not? Answer s
She knew that it would be useless to I
resist her fate even if she could lie- I
Morton would produce the charred I
fragments as evidence. She-Veroni
ca-would not attempt to screen her
self. He must think what he would. I
"I)id you destroy a will. Veronica?" 1
he repeated. "Answer me-I shall go c
mad with suspense.'
She raised her white face to his. and I
spoke slowly-- s
"It is ouite true." she said-"I did
burn Sir Jasper Brandon's last will s
and testament: yet. listen-I would c
deny it if I dared, bu: if that woman 1
holds those fatal proofs it is useless." a
le drew back from her as though
she had stabbed him. t
"You do not mean it. I am sure." he %
said-.vou cannot mean it-it would 1
be too horrible. You are saying it to s
try my love-only for that-to try my
aith, my darling: you could not have c
"Was it so great a crime?" she asked I
" crime?" he repeated. "The per
son who could even ask such a question e
must be dead to all sense of honor and
shame. A crime? I should place it v
next to murder." i:
"I did not know it," she said softly: I
"I never thought of that." He looked r
at her in horror.
"Then you did it-you really and
truly did it. Veronica," he said.
"Yes, I did it, Marc," she replied
"What was the reason? Why did
you do it? What was your motive? t
'Tell me that I may understand." t
"I cannot do that," she replied sad- I
lv. "I can tell you no more than this,
that I of my own accord burned that t
"Great Heaven." he cried, "it is in- t
credible: Did any one else know?" r
"I cannot tell you," she replied.
"Was any one else present?'
"N, she answered.
"WVas the will you destroyed one
against your own interests? Did it
take money from you, or what?"
She raised her dark eves in solemn
wonder at the question.r
"You must think what you wi'll of
my motives,"she replied-I cannot ex-c
plain them to yon."
."It is incredible:" he cried. "I i
could believe you and myself both mad
before I could believe this. It is somea
foul trick, some horrible farce?"
"No," she replied," "it is the sim-s
ple, terrible truth. I destroyed the
will, but I did not know it was such ae
crime as you say." d
"And if you had known?" he cried.v
"I should have destroyed it just the e
"You swear it is true?" he said. d
"I swear it," she replied.
They stood looking at each other,r
while 'the sunbeams fell betw~een them
and the birds sung on the roses out
side the window-.
Veronica was the tirst to break the
"Marc." she said, "you will not be- I
"No," he replied slowly, "I will nott
betray you, lest the iron hand of the ~
law should grasp you. Great Heaven,
how could you hav'e done such a deeds"
She looked at him with a shudder.
"Could 1 really be put into prisonI
for it?" she said-.
"Yes, if those whom you have de- ~
frauded chose to prosecute you:" and
then he wondered, for a soft, sweet 1
light came over the white stillness ofv
"1 see," she said slowvly-I under
"Veronica," he cried, "how callous
you are: You seem to have r.o shame
for the deed that you have done."
She was asking herself what she
should do-how sh1e should make him
understand; and then, with ;.a great,
sharp, bitter pang, the tho'ught came
to her that she could never inake him
understand-that she could never
break her oath, the oath taken with
her hands on her dead father's heart. a
e was looking at her with wistfui e
"You,"' Veronica," he said, "whom
I tho'et of all women the most per- C
feet, . al y'ou tell me wvhy you did p
this? Will you give me some explana- ~
tion of the mystery-any key by which
may solve it? Will you say one word t
that'will lessen my misery?"s
"I cannot," she replied "I am bound -
in chains of iron-i cannot. I tell you
this one bare fact-I burned the will. E
You must trust mec all in all, or not at I
"Trust you? Great H~eaven, trust a
woman who could burn the will of a
dead man: Stay-tell me one thing.
)id he wish you to destroy it? Did lhe
ask you to do so?"
"o." she replied. "he did not." d
"Then do not ask me to trust you, (
Veronica. No mani's honor would bep
safe in such hands. If there is a mys- S
tery and you will explain it to me. t
good-that will do: if not, we must
She held out her arms to him with a
"Part?" she repeated-" part-you ~
'Yes," he answered, coldly. "if it s
broke my heart a hundred times over.
You do not suppose that I, a man of C
honor, could marry a woman who had t
delberately destroyed the will of a
dead man? I would not marry such a
one even if the loss of her killed me."
"1 never thought of that." she said'.
clasping her hands.S
" should imagine not." replied Sirt
Mar. "1 could never look at vou with- a
out remembei'ing what you had done. r
I should be wvretched, miserable. Web
"Part:" she repeated faintly. "Oh.
arc, I thought you loved me so:"
"Loved you? 1 love you even now.
d lespite wvhat you hav'e clone: but marry I
1 cannot. Veronica. Y our owvn conl
duct has parted us." ,
"You must not leave me, Iar'e." 1
she said. holding out her arms to him.v
"You are more than my life: you must
"I could never trust you." lie said,
holding hack her aims lest they should
clasp his neck unawares. "There is
no help for it , V eronica. Unless you
can explain away this mystery, .we
must part. Think it over, and give
she stood quite silent before hinm,
er white face drooping from the sun
hine. her hands clasped in mortal
gin. Was there any chance, any loop
ole of escape? Could anything absolve ir
er from her soleni vow? No. there
Auld be no release. I t was for Kathe
iic's sake. for her father's memory
he saine urgent reasons that had in
uence(d her before existed now. Were
be to he induced to break her vow,
atherine would suffer tenfold. She
ould keep it.
"Must we part, Veronica?" hesaid
we. who have loved each other with so
reat a love, must we part?''
"Unless you can trust me. and let
le keep silence." she replied.
"1 cannot trust you: 1 can only say
ood-by. Good-by, Veronica. You have
roken the heart of the man who has
>ved you as few ever loved. are
lie did not touch her hand, or kiss ;
ier face, or stop to utter one more a
ord. Perhaps, if he had done so, his
trength would have fadled him. He
-ft her standing there in the sunshine,
ith the bitterness of death hanging
He went at once in search of Lady s
randon. lie found her in the pretty 1
orning-room. alone. She cried out 1
vhen she saw his pale set face.
"What is the matter, Sir Marc? I
That is wrong?''
"I want to speak to you. Lady Bran
Ion," he said. "Veronica and I have
tad some unpleasant words. We have f
iad a quarrel that can never be heal- s
d, and we have parted forveer." t
Lady-lBrandon held up her hands in c
"Can it be possible. Sir Marc, that
'ou have parted with Veronica' Why,
he will break her heart: It must not
>e. Let ine go to her-let me talk to
ier. If she has offended you. she will,
am sure, be very sorry: let ine go to
ter. I know how she loves. you. my e
>oor Veronica:'. r
"It is quite impossible." he said, c
iurriedly. "This qjuarrel can never be
pealed: even if Veronica wished it . I
Xyou are angry. Sir Marc.'' asserted
.ady Brandon: "and when your anger
uhsides you will be sorry for this."
"I shall regret it all my life." he c
aid: "no one knows that better than I z
o. There will never dawn another c
sappy day for me. Lady Brandon. I
In a lost, ruined ma:x"
"You will think better of it," she
old him. "hIow could you quarrel
ith Veronica? I know no one like t
ier: she is so good, so tender of heart, C
o true, so loyal:" a
"No more:" he cried, shuddering. "I a
an hear no more:"
"You must hear me," Lady Brandon
ersisted. "I cannot have Veronica
acriticed to a mere fit of temper."
"It is worse than that," he declar
"Have -ou thought what the world
veill say, bir Marc? 11er wedding-dress I
s ordered-her trousseau is prepared. C
Everything is being put in a state of I
eadiness for the wedding. What am
"There is nothing to say," he replied t
loomily. "except that Veronica has
ismissed me. I will take all the
lame, all the shame, all the disgrace.
sut, Lady Brandon, there is one thing
hat I should like to ask you. Do not a
alk to her about our disagreement. a
)o not ask her any questions. That s
'hich we have quarreled about lies t
etween us a dead secret. Promise
ae that you will not ask her any ques
ions: it will only distress her and do
"But, Sir Marc, will you not trust
ae and tell me something at least?" 1
"No," he replied. "You have been I
-erv-kind to me. Lady Brandon-let
nesay good-by to you, and thank you e
iartily for all your goodness to me."
"You will surely stay and see Kathe- 2
ie?" cried Lady Brandon.
"No. Tell her that I had not the
ourage to stay and see her, but that 2
.hoped she would be kind to Veron-(
Then Lady Brandon broke down, 1
nd wept passionate tears.
You will break Veronica's heart,'.
he cried-"vyou should not leave her."
" Heaven biless you for a kind-heart
d , generous woman'" he said, bending I
own to kiss her hand. "I wishal
comen were like you. I shall go at I
nee. You will see that all belonging
o me is sent after me, Lady Bran-(
But she only sobbed that he should
Ot leav'e Veronica.
"Go to her," he said; "and, Lady
~randon, while you comfort her, do not
peak to her of me." The next mo
2ent he was gone.
She was almost bewildered tO knowy
tow to act.
"I would give much to know wvhat
he quarrel has been about," she said
o herself; "but I suppose Ishall never 1
earn." And then she went to Veron-(
The unhappy girl had fallen where
cr lover had left her, and lay like one
cad on the floor. Lady Brandon rais
d her; she tried to bring back consci
usness to her: and then she thought(
o herself, "if she really loves him so(
ell, and they have parted forever, it
iJl be more merciful to let her die."
[TO BE CONTINUED)]
rants Capers to Stand by the Se-]
lection of Negro Doctors.
Some time ago pension board of ex- I
miners were appoInted In sev'eral
ities In this State cu the recommen-(
ation of Mr. JIno. G. Capers. On
ach board one negro doctor was ap
ointed, and the white doctor's on the
ard appointed in Greenville refused
o serve with the negro, and it was
aid a few days ago that all the negro
octors would bie taken-off the differ
nt boards. This statement has
irought the following protest from T.
3. Miller, President of the State Ne-]
ro College at Orangeburg:(
Orangeburg, S. C., July 18, 1902.
Ion. J1. G. Capers, Charleston, S. C.
Dear Sir: I see It stated in the
alies that the two white doctors at]
~reenville have refused to serve on the
ension board of examiners with Dr.1
mith because he is not whIte: and I
hat you will be called upon by the I
ticials in Washington to name a
'hite man in place of Dr. Smith. In
his afternoon's Record it is stated
hat one of the doctors in Columbia
as refused to serve for the same rea
on on the board in Columbia.
In the name of the negroes of South
arolina I most respectfully beg you
stand by the appointment of Drs.
mith and Johnson for they are worthyc
nd competent. Should these whitec
octors refuse to serve, and you should:
tand up to Drs. Smith and .JohnsonI
he service will not suffer for I can
ud If asked will name you doctors oft
av race with which to form the t
o'ards at Greenville and at Columbia. 3
1 am out of politics, and for the I
od of my work intend to stay out of ]
L but, sir, the man who will not cry '
ut for his race should be damned. At ]
leaufort and in Charleston negro doc
ors are members of the pension,
oards and upon said boards there are
hite doctors who are of anci from the it
est families of the State oi' nation.|C
loping that you will stand by Drs. I
mith and Johnson, I am r
Very respectfully, li
Thos. E. Miller. e
This is a hard world. Its final gift ~
man is a marble.
istribution of the State Artificial
THE LIST OF BENEFICIARIES.
ighty.Seven Got in Their Claims
in Time and Seven Failed
to Do So and Were
The comptroller general has com
leted the work of distribution of the
rtificial limb pittance to Confederate
eterans who lost a limb in the service
f the State. There are 87 benefici
ries of the fund getting about $22 a
iece, and there are 25 counties repre
ented. Three are accredited to Rich
and but only one of these is a Rich
The act under which the $2.000
und was disbursed is as follows:
Section 1. Be it enacted by the gen
ral assembly of the State of South
Jarolina: That the sum of $2,000. if
o much be necessary, be and is here
y appropriated to defray the expenses
,f the repair of artificial limbs hereto
ore donated to citizens of this State
vh lost a leg or arm, or who became
permanently disabled in a leg or in an
,rm during the military service in the
var between the Sates.
Sec. 2. That the <omptroller gen
ral be, and is hereby authorized and
equired to draw his warrant on the
tate treasurer, and the State treas
rer pay the same, for a sum not ex
eeding $25 i.n favor.of any citizens of
his State. upon the presentation to
rim by or on behalf of such citizen of
certificate under seal of the clerk of
ourt of the county wherein such citi
en resides, that such citizen lost a leg
*r an arm, or was permanently disabled
n a leg or in an arm while in military
ervice of this State, or of the Con
ederate States, in the war between
he States, and that such citizen re
eived an artificial limb under the
ct of 1879, the act of 1881, or the
,mendments thereof, and that said
rtificial limb needs repairs, and that
uch citizen is not on the State pen
ion roll, and also the estimate of
he probable cost of .such repair certi
Led to by a reputable physician of the
ounty wherein such citizen resides;
trovided, that such citizen who is re
eiving a pension from the State shall
tot be entitled to receive anything un
er this appropriation, provided that
he amount so appropriated shal' be,
,ppropriated out of the pension fund;
rovided, further, that in case any
itizen received money instead of an
,rtificial limb as provided under the
ct - of 1879, the act of 1881 or the
mendments thereof, that such per
on shall be allowed the sum of $25
pon the presentation-of a certificate
ender seal of the clerk of court of the
ounty wherein such citizen resides,
bat he was entitled to receive such
ompensation instead of the artificial
imb as provided in said act. Provided
urther, That all persons desiring the
senefits of this act shall file their
laim as herein provided within 90
lays after the approval of this act,
,nd if the comptroller general shall
id that the amount of claims filed
.nd approved exceed the sum of $2,
00, then he shall pro rate the said
um among the claims approved by
The beneficiaries under the above
.t are as follows:
Abbeville-S. Hi. Cochran, T. ..
3rough, W. T. Cowan.
Anderson-W. L. Bolt, J. F. Calla
an, W. H. A cker, D. N. Major, C.
L Reed, John T. Ashley, A. C. Mc
Bamberg-J. B. Hunter, J. C. Cope.
Clarendon-D. J. Bradham.
Chester-C. W. McFadden, W. C.
ickling, John C. Hardin, W. L. Lu
as, Thos. G. Hudson.
Cherokee-W. G. Austell, C. P.
luggins, W. D. Camp.
Darlington-B. S. Lucas, W. T. Gil
ert, W. L. Galloway, S. Lane, E. W.
annon, Caleb Odam.
Edgefield-W. P. Cassels.
Fairfield-Jas. L. Richmon.
Florence-Hl. E. C. Fountain.
Greenwood-J. C. Young, T. J.
hipley, W. H. Kerr, G. F. Ross, W.
Kershaw-J. B. Phelps, J. W.
Lauens-Jasper R. Martin, John
i. Smith, A. A. King, J. D. Mock.
Lexington-S. M. Roof, W. J. Ass
can, J. S. Derrick.
Marion-G. W. Brown, G. A. Mc
:ntyre, J. E. Middleton.
N-ewberry-S. P. Taylor, Frances
Oconee-J. B. Colley, J. W. Fend
ey, Jesse F. Cox, W. W. Burnside,
'ohn W. Cannon, S. M. Pool, Staten
jochran, E. F. Miller, W. T. Grubbs.
Orangeburg-W. A. Fogle. D. F.
awyer, A. A. Amaker, G. W. Smoke.
I. D. Williams.
Picens-B. C. Johnson, B. F.
3radley, John Graig.
Richland-R. H. Jennings, J. Ful
er Lyon, George Bruns.
Saluda-J. C. Caughman, S. T. Ed.
Spartanburg-H. C. Cannon, W. T.
[horn, W. T. Posey, William Thomas,
L D. Floyd, W. J. Dowell, B. 13.
3hapman, G. WV. Gressett.
Union-J. F. Bailey, Charles Bolt,
.M. Dickerson, D. Inman.
Yrk-W. B. Williams, W. E.
Erwin, J. B. Rawls.
The applications of the following
rere disapproved, not having hereto.
ore participated in the artificial limb
Abbeville-Hl. L. Stanton.
Anderson-B. F. Dacus.
Cherokee-J. M. Allison, U. Sar
att, R. M. .Jolley.
Darlington-.J. H. Brown.
Saluda-Hl. C. White, E. J. Gog
York-J. C. Sparks.
Applications of the following were
isapproved because their names are
n the pension roll: D). 1L Fuller,
sewberry; S. F. Mayfield, Fairfield:
tobert Hlanna, Williamsburg.
The following were not allowed,
eing received after the time as fixed
y law had expired: Edgefield, J. M.
inor: Florence, G. W. Cusa~ce;
lampton. B. T. Lawton; Saluda, C.
>. Boozer. HI. T. Black; Sumter,
Thos. H. Burkett; Williamsburg. A.
A Romantic Story.
Charles Henry Newhouse, a broker
f Culpepper county, Va., who mys
eriously disappeared from Baltimore
~hristmas eve, 1901, was heard from
'riday. His father S. M. Newhouse,
ember of the general assembly, was
aformed that a letter had been receiv
d by Mrs. Newhouse in Culpepper
rom Charles saying that the young
ian was in Cape Colony, South
Wrecked His Party.
At a recent speech made before the
Tilden Club in New York Ex-Presi
dent Cleveland intimated that the
Democratic defeats of 1896 and 1900
were due to the Chicago platform and
the nomination of Bryan. Every politi
cal observer who recalls the dark days
of 1894. J95 and 1896, before the
Chicago platform was formulated or
Bryan thought of as a candidate.
knows that the Democratic party was
doomed to disaster by Cleveland's ad
ministrltion and leadership. Cleve
land had been elected president in
1892 with a Democratic congress at
his back. In the lower house there
were 219 Democrats, making a clear
majority of 41. Two years later this
Democratic majority was swept away.
Only 93 Democrats were elected, and
the Republicans controlled the new
house by a clear majority of :4.
In that speech Mr. Cleveland took
occasion to say that in Tilden's day
"and afterwards northern Democratic
states were not rare curiosities." He
implies that "Bryanism" has made
them so. But in fact they became so
at the congressional elections of 1894
two years ahead of "Bryanism." In
that year not one northern state, not
a solitary one, elected a majority of
Democrats in its delegation to con
gress: although the delegations of In
diana, New Jersey, New York, Wyo
ming and Wisconsin had Democratic
majorities in 1892. Here are the fig
From California there was only one
Democrat in 1894, where there had
been four in 189:', from Illinois, none
in 1894, where there had been eleven
in 1892: from Indiana, none in 1894,
where there had been eleven in 1892;
from Iowa, none in 1894, where there
had been one in 1892; from Kansas,
none in 1894, where there had been
one in 1892: from Massachusetts, one
in 1984, where there had been four
in 1892: from Michigan, none in 1894;
where there had been five in 1892;
from Minnesota, none in 1894, where
there had been two in 1892; from Ne
braska, none in 1894, where there had
been one in 1892; from New Jersey,
none in 1894, where there had been
six in 1892; from New York, five in
1894, where there had been twenty in
1892; from Ohio, two in 1894, where
there had been ten in 1892; from Pern
sylvania, two in 1894, where there had
been ten in 1892; from Rhode Island,
none in 1894, where there had been
two in 1892; from West Virginia, none
in 1894, where there had been four in
1892; from Wisconsin, none in 1894,
where there had been six in 1892; from
Wyoming, none in 1894, where there
had been one in 1892.
Even the southern state of Ten
nesse had only six in a delegation of
ten in 1894, while Missouri had only
four in a delegation of fifteen. The
senate, too was changed from Demo
cratic to Republican. In the congress
which followed the elections of 1894
there were only 39 Democratic sena
tors to 42 Republicans; whereas in the
congress following the elections of
1892 there had been 44 Democratic
senators to only 36 Republicans.
Things Democratic grew steadly worse
until in the spring of 1896 the Demo
cratic nomination for president went
a-begging. Excepting the impossible
Hill, none of the old "availables" nor
the new "possibilities" wanted it.
Utter defeat forthe Democratic party
was regarded as inevitable by the
leaders of both sides. Even if all this
was not Mr. Cleveland's fault, it was
a result of his administration and the
signal for his "banishment."
Such was the hopeless condition of
the party when the Chicago platform
and Bryan were unexpectedly put for
ward to save it from dropping out of
the political arena or into a scarcely
concealed alliance with the Republi
cans. A t once its prospects revived,
and in spite of Cleveland's going over
to McKinley's support, it continued to
regain strength. Under the circum
stances, success was impossible. But
the heaviest load it bad to carry
through it all was not "free silver,"
nor "Bryanism" of any kind, buti the
unpopularity of the Cleveland admin
istration. Outside of financial circles
that was the tune which the Republi
can orators sung, and that, together
with Hanna's corruption fund, were
the cause of Bryan's defeat. Bryan
had not only to ward off Cleveland's
blows upon his flank; he had also to
carry Cleveland's heavy record upon
his back. Yet, see the results. The
popular vote for Bryan in 1896 was
larger than that for Cleveland in 1892
by 946,007. In harmony with this
result was the change in the Demo
cratic representation in congress.
From a total of only 93 elected in the
last Cleveland year (1894) the Demo
cratic representation was raised in the
first Bryan year (1896) to 130 and the
Republican majority reduced from 74
to 24; while in the second Bryan year
(1900) the Democratic representation
was raise to 153 and the Republican
majority reduced to 20. And although
it might still ..be said in Mr. Cleve
ands phrase, that northern Demo
cratic states were "rare curiosities,"
they had at any rate regained some of
the representation which during his
administration they absolutely lost.
The number of Democrats in the
California delegation was increased
from one in 1894 to two it 1896,
though both were lost in 1900; that of
the Illinois delegition from none in
1894 to five in 1896, and eleven in
1900; that of theIndiana delegation
from none in 1894 to four in 1896, and
the gain held in 1900; that of Kansas
from one in 1894 to one in 1900: that
of Massachusetts from one in 1894 to
two in 1896 and three in 1900: that of
Mihigan from none In 1894 to one in
1896, which. however, was lost in 1900:
that of New York from five in 1894,
to six In 1896 and twelve in 1900;
that of Ohio from two in 1894 to six
in 1896, but reduced to four in 1900;
that of Nebraska from none in 1894 to
two in 1900; and that of New Jersey
from none in 1894 and 1896 to two in
1900: while the Democratic delegation
from the southern state of Tennessee
rose from six in 1894 to eight in 1896,
remaining at eight in 1900, and that
from Missouri from four in 1894 to
twelve in 1896 and thirteen in 1900.
Under these circumstances, says Mr.
Louis F. Post, who compiled the
above facts for the Chicago Public,
Mr. Cleveland crowds the line of de
licacy very close when he Implies that
the Democratic defeat since Tilden's
day are chargeable to IUryan's leader
ship. The facts and figures prove
him to be the wrecker of his party and
not Bryan. We would like to see
some of those people who claim that
Cleveland is the greatest Democrat liv
ing explain why his party crumbled to
pieces during the time he was presi
Thirty persons were drowned Wed
nesday by the sinking of a small pas
senger steamer on the Luge river,
Russia. The disaster was caused by
overcrowding. Only those of the pas
sengers who were on the upper deck1
Act, of a ergro Wi ho Carrlt-s a Win
The governor has been asked by
lea(Iiug citizens who reside near the
Savannah Riiver, not far from Augus
t-U. to offer a reward for onm Daniel
hull. le furnishes 1:m ft:llowing
state:nent of facts:
"Please offer a reward for Daniel
Hall, colored. who made an assault on
me July 5th by shooting at me four!
times with a Winchester rifle, one
shot taking effect in a bystanders heel.
H!e was about 100 yards distant from
me. This man is a terror to this
neighborhood, both to white people as
well as the colored people. There are
several warrants out for him now for
different offences, but he being such a
desperate character, no constable cares
to tackle him. So the only way to
have him dealt with by the law is for
you to offer a sufficient reward for his
"Perhaps you would like to know
why he shot at me. 'Tis this. This
negro was interfering with a traveling
man that had stopped at my store and
was trading with me. The negro was
in the wrong. I told him so, and I
said to him, 'I see you have your gun.
I will tell you if there is any shooting
here this morning, I will take a hand,
so you must leave my premises and do
so at once you black rascal.' He did
leave very reluctantly as he saw I had
my gun (a double-barreled shot gun)
and meant business.
"After he reached a distnce of 100
yards up the road he stopped, and
cursed rue. The traveling man and
myself went into the road, then he
opened fire on us with his Winchester
rifle, came near hitting me twice and
did succeed in hitting the traveling
man in the heel.
"I returned the fire with only one
barrel, as the other barrel refused to
fire. I had no more cartridges so I
was in a bad fix. I was asked to get
up a lynching party and capture him.
but I am opposed to lynching only for
one crime, and I said no, if I could
not get any one to arrest him, I would
have the governor offer a sutticient re
ward for him and have him dealt with
by the law. Every white man and
respectable negro in this section say
he must be caught and punished and
the only way to get him is for you to
offer a good reward. A negro has just
told me that this man told -him he did
not intend to leave, but intended to
kill the first white man that came to
arrest him. He carries his Winches
ter rifle with him day and night and
I do not hesitate to say to you that
he is the most dangerous and desperate
man I ever saw."
The governor will doubtless offer
the reward as requested.
Rates For Alliance.
On account of the coming annual
meeting of the State alliance to be
held in Columbia July 23-25, the rail
roads have announced very cheap
rates. The tickets are to be sold on
July 22 and 23, limited to continuous
passage, and will have final limit re
turning of July 27. The following
are the round trip rates from impor
tant points, rates from other points
being in proportion: Abbeville, $5.05;
Allendale, .$3.85; Anderson, $5.95;
Augusta, $4.05; Belton, $5.45: Blacks
burg, $5.63: Calhoun Falls, $5.55;
Camden, $1.75; Carlisle, $2.75; Cataw
ha, $4.25; Charleston, $5.85; Cheraw,
$4.25; Chester, $3.25; Clinton, $3.25;
Denmark, $2.75; Fairfax, $3.85;
Greenville, $5.65; Greenwood, $4.05;
Hardeeville, $5.85; Lancaster, $3.75;
Laurens, $3.65; Newberry, $2.25: Or
angeburg, $2.75; Prosperity, $2.00;
Rock Hill, $4.05; Spartanburg, $4.45;
Sumter, $2.25; Yamassee, $5.35; York
The sensation of the State campaign
party Thursday at Greenville was the
publication of an article-in the Green
ville News to the effect that Col. Tal
bert. candidate for governor, called at
the postotlice at Pickens and received
mail addressed to Candidate James H.
Tillman and failed to turn over the
mail to Col. Tillman. It further sug
gested that the matter woula be in
vestigated by th6 federal authourities.
Before the stand Thursday Col. Tal
bert, pale and trembling, asked Col.
Tillman if he believed that he would
appropriate his or anybody else's, mail.
Col. Tillman replied that he had
known Colonel Talbert ever since his
boyhood and that he would not be
lieve such a charge unless positive
proof were offered. The origin of the
affair is at this moment unknown. but
it has shocked political affairs and the
end is probably not yet. Col. Talbert
repudiated the whole matter in no
Disasters by Floods.
Heavy rains in central Iowa Thurs
day and Friday, sending a dlood down
upon prosperous Missouri farmers.
which will ruin many of them and
losses aggregating, at a conservative
estimate, two and a half million dol
lars. There seems to be no hope for
the country between the Mississippi
river and its Missouri bluffs between
Keokuk and Hannibal, 300 square
miles, mostly corn laid by, with some
thousands of acres of wheat in the
The water had touched the danger
line the first of the week and had be
gun to recede, when heavy floods
started again in the Des Moines,
Skunk and Iowa rivers. With a stage
in the Des Moines river only three
feet below the tops of the great le
vees, the river began to rise three
inches an hour at the mouth here to
day, continuing until the factor of
safety was wiped out this evening.
A Last M1essage.
The telegraph operators at St.
Pierre and Fort de France were in
communication with each other on
ordinary topics from7:30 to 8:01 a. m.
of the morning of the catastrophe. At
8:02 Fort de France asked for the re
petition ot a sentence, and the only re
ply was a faint buzzing and a long dash.
The St. Pierre operator had died with
his hand on the key.
T wo MIissionaries Stoned.
The Novoe Vremya Thursday pub
lishes a dispatch from Seoul, Korea,
which says that two American mis
sionaries have been stoned and beaten
on the line of the Seoul-Fusan railroad
by Japanese lalorers and that the
Japanese minister has expressed re
gret and promised the severe punish
ment of the offenders.
Fate of Pleasure Party.
Two persons perished in the lake
Wednesday night and eight others
fought hours for life, clinging to the
overturned yacht Arab IV., owned by
John H. Cameron, cashier of the Na
tional Bank of the Republic, Chicago,
The yacht capsizrl in a storm.
Work of Unusual Importance Re
Dividing Line Between the UnLted
States and Canada Redetersnined
by Arduous Work of GoT
During the past summer the United
States geological survey and the coast
and geodetic survey have been co- 4A
operating in a work of unusual im
portance and interest in redetermin
ing the line of the international
boundary between the United States
and Carada from the' crest of the
l:ocky mountains to the Pacific ocean.
The original treaty, signed in. 1846,
which established the boundary at
the forty-ninth parallel, did not pro- '
vide for its immediate survey over
this section. This was due partly to
the extreme diflicuhy and even danger
of 'onducting surveys in this region
at t he time, and partly to the prevail
ing opinion that so rough and distant
a region would be settled only in' a
very remote future. This view still
prevailed to a certain. extent when in
1S57 to 1S61 surveys were actually
carried out, for it was then agreed by
the commissions representing both
governments that it was inexpedient
to incur the expense of locating and
marking the boundary continuously
because, as they say in their official
report, the country would not be oc
cupied for generations to come. These
commissions did, however, determine
the forty-ninth parallel by astronom
ical observations, and - established
monuments accordingly on each large
stream and every important trail that
crom'Ud the boundary, says a Wash
ingt,:n _ change.
Exph r:! i.:n and settlement have far
outsi: pp'd the expectations enter
tained 40 years ago; in those sections
where valuable mineral deposits are
supposed to exist the location of the
boundary has for several years past
been a question of more or less inte
esting dispute. The old cuttings and
monuments have become obscured,
and in some instances rumor has with
purpose circulated false reports that
the monuments placed by the old
commission were incorrect. Canada
and the United States are both inter
ested in having the line precisely fixed
and steps are-being taken toward the
establishment of a commission whose
determination shall be final In the
meantime provisional but accurate
work has beeg done by the joint par
ty of the geological sand coast and
geodetic surveys to redetermine the
forty-ninth parallel in the sharply
disputed sections, while three other
parties of the geological survey have
reconnditered the entire stretch of
410 miles from the crest of the
Rockies to the Pacific coast.
The line traversed two mountain
districts, the Rocky mountains and
the Cascades, and an intermediate
country which though hilly is-not o -
high. The mountains carry heavy
forests, and along the line are diffB
cult of access because the trails, once
kept open by the Indian., are -now
greatly obstructed by fallen timber.
The surveyors frequently find the
game trails worn by bear and deer
the easiest routes to follow. The ex
treme easter'i range of the Rockies
is of Alpine character, and glaciers
and precipices lie across the boundary
line. The work of the parties 'has
been arduous, but has been success
fully carried out, and a report will
shortly be made through the interior.
department for the information of
our state department.
CLEVELAND A DRSEETEE.
Bryan Writes Club That He Couldn't
Attend Dinner With Cleveland.
Officers of the Tilden Club have
received from William Jennings Bryan
his explanation why lie did not ac
knowledge his invitation to the har
mony dinner, says the New York
Mr. Bryan takes occasion to de
nounce ex-President ,Cleveland, the
principal speaker at the dinner, as a
deserter, and says that he cannot
understand why Cleveland should be
an honored guest at a political dinner
given by a Democratic club. Mr.
Bryan's letter in full is as follows:
LImcoLN, Neb., July 8.
"Secretary of the Tilden. Club:
"Dear Sir-Through the oversight
of a clerk in my office I did not see -
the invitation sent by your club, and
did not know until last Wednesday
that one had been received. On that
day I received a telegram from my
secietary addressed to me at Aberdeen,
S. D., saying that such a communica
tion had1 been found.
"I regret exceedingly that it' did
not come to me before the time, for,
while I would not have thought po
per to accept, I would have acknow
ledged the courtesy and given my
reason for declining.
"When Mr. Clveland left the Demo
cratic party in 1890 I recognized his
right to do so and did not criticise his
decision, although as the party candi
date 1 was compelled to bear the
odium which his adminmstration had
brought upon thte party--an odium
which had already led to a more dis
astrous defeat than any since ex
"He has never yet indicated his
intention to return to the Democratic .
party, and his business interests are
such as to make his return improbable.
Until he does manifest some respect
for Democratic principles and policies ..
I do not understand why be should be
an honored guest at a political dinner
given by a Democratic club.
" Having thrown his influence to,
the- republican party in two cam
paigns, he is hardly in a position to
advise the party which he abandoned
or, as he expressed it, banished him.
"I am anxious to see the party
grow in numbers and strength, but
it is absured to expect this result to
follow an attempt on the part of
deserters to turn the partly over to
the control of those who find the
society of republicans more congen
ial than the society of those who be
lieve in the platforms adopted in 1896
"Harmony is only possible between
those who desire the triumph of the
same principles and policies and it is
quite evident. that Mr. Cleveland's
supporters are nearer to the republi
can that the Democratic party.
"W. J. BRYAN."
None of the officers of the Tilden
Club would discuss Mr. Bryan's re
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