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Whet Se noi O )ut.
"Vhea school is out. I shall go h.
"Aii all my heattache wi b
!nOre I'll rest
My tired head upo'n I 'i\ a
And feel her tender c
And there at last. I shall ti persect
"When school is out." she said. "I
know l'Il meet
Dancing for joy along the golden
My little child, my babe so stainless
Who went to heaven before his dimpl
Had ever learned in earthly pai hs 10
Nor pressed the violets. no'r 0id tIle
Oh, I will clasp his close. an:i I shal
Those kisses that I taught him long
"Life's weary lessons are all leared."
"And school is out,' We bent--and she
flle Tuw Orp1aes.
FROM NOMADY TO PARIS.
The dusty diligence which rolled
over the hard road from Evreux to
Paris, on a certain warm summer's
day in the year 18-, contained but
two passengers, and they young girls.
As they sat on the hard leathern
seats, weary from the effects of the
long ride, which would cause more
mature persons to look jaded. one can
see that, so engrossed are they with
the thoughts of their arrival in Paris.
they have forgotten the discomforts of
"Are you quite certain that the kind
Monsieur Martin will meet us, sister?"
asked the younger, for at least the
twentieth time since the commence
ment of the ride.
"He must be waiting our arrival,
Louise; for did I not write to say that
we were coming?" replied Ienriette,
as she smoothed her sister's fair hair
with 'a caressing motion which was
unusually tender even for a sister, and
as one looks in to the young girl's face,
they see the reason of the watchful
care which she exercises over her sis
Louise is blind.
"But if he should not be there?"
persisted the blind girl.
"Then we will go to his house: I
have the address. We will not think
of his not being there, but rather enjoy
the ride. I will describe to you every
thing we meet."
For answer, Louise nestled close be
side her sister; and laid her head, with
its wealth of golden hair, on her shoul
While Henriette was thus engaged,
let us explain why the two girls were
thus journeying alone to the great
Nearly six months pres ious to the
opening of our story, the t wo girls were
bereft of their only protector by tne
cold hand of death: and had been of
fered a home in Paris by M. Martin.
who was a cousin of the deceased
For several months the girls remain
ed with their kind friends in Nor
mandy, lingering near their childhood's
home, as if intuition had warned them
of the long train of evils which would
attend them at the capital.
They had started for Paris, thinking
that no other warning to their rela
tive, save a letter that was dispatched
the day previous to their departure,
So much for the reason of their jour
ney, and before they arrive in Paris,
we will visit the hotel occupied by the
Marquis de Presles, whose vile schem
ing caused so much misery to our
The marquis was the representative
of one of the oldest families in Paris:
but, unlike his ancestors, he was noto
rious as a libertine and a roue.
Every pleasure that welath or sin
could purchase was his, and in that
city of c rime and pleasure, none so
ready as he to adopt any scheme. how
ever vile, to attain some new pleasure
which should gratify his depraved
Seated before a breakfast-table, load
ed with every delicacy which could
tempt an appetite already blunted by
dissipation, the marquis was partaking
sparingly of his morning meal, when
his valet entered and waited penrmis
sion to speak.
"What is it. Antoine?"
"Monsieur Lafleur has some impor
"Admit him," ordered the marquis,
who saw in this early visit some new
* scheme: for Lafleur was one who. for~
the sake of a liberal reward, which the
marquis was ever ready to give his
tools, pandered to the nobleman's
vices. Lafleur entered with a cringing
bow, and remained standing in a re
spectful attitude until his patron
should allow him to unfold his budget
"Three o'clock in the afternoon is!
not an early hour for Lafleur, mon
sieur," replied that worthy. as he
availed himself of the marquis's per
mission to be seated.
"People who have such vile taste as
to retire at night, must expect to be
out of their beds at any unreasonable
hour:h but tell me what brings von
"Monsieur has heard of the beauty
of the girls of Normandy?"
"Yes, what of that?" asks De Prnes
"There are two young girls from
Normandy who are to arrive in Paris
this evening. They are without rela
tives, except you call the cousin of
their mother, who, by the way, is my
brother-in-law, a relative," answered
Lafleur, as he watched the face of his
employer carefully: and as he saw it
light up at his information. he adiled.
"My brother-in-law is in Lyons, and
I havye openedit he letter sent by the
two orphans, advising him of their in-!
tended arrival tonight. Therefore, I
shall be obliged to meet themi."
"And you propose what?"
"'Anything Monsieur the Marquis is
pleased to wish."
"How old ere these giris?"
"The oldest is seventeen, and the
"Is one of them blind?''
"Ah, then, I do not see how she
"But the other might. monsieur.'
"You are right:" exclaimed the mar
quis, after a short pause; "but what
should we do with the blind one?"
"Never fear for her. She can go wher
ever she chooses." said Latleur. in a
careless tone. "Blindness is a good
stock of trade in this city. Before~ I
k-new the liberality of the Marnuis de
Presies, j was often temnpted to wis
that I was blind myself: for it is said
that the good God has such under hi
especial kee pint."
"I am afraid, Latleur. that if von
were deaf and dumb as well as blind,
the Lord would show you very litt le
favor," said the marquis. with a laugh.
"Perhaps not. But have you any
commands for me?" rejoined La'luri
quickly.Ifyubig e h ''r
without the blind one. reimember-I
will pay you one hundred louis. I i:
fail. I will not
"We do not think of failure. my' dear
Marquis," quickly interruped Latleur.
"Where shall I take the girl?"
"T am to hnve a pnat of friends at
I--::'. t taRC lert ini
Sii1; 'm~ t ?t t .iC ('hcca '.ni e no
I 1w il :;e the l1d remedy. and then
ou cai awake her whenever you wish,
s youi have the antidote," replied
Lanc.ar, as he arose to go.
"Yu feel sure that you will sue
eed' amsied the marquis, who had
grown; considerably interested in the
Feel sure? I am as certain as if I he
Marquis de Presles' louis were already
jingling in my pocket." auswered La
ileur, in a confident ione.
"Very well. I shall expect you this
"'i shall be t here. my lord.
A ..t ith a w bow, the villain.
w(h was readly to sell more than his
soul for gokd. departed, leaving his
aa Y~u to gloat over the surprise he
had in store for his friends: and to
ihieir shame be it said, a greater por
ion of these friends were so-called la
(lies. and in attendance upon royalty
Lest our readers should think this
an exceptional case in the city of Paris
at the time of which we write, we will
refer them to the history of France
for the latuer part of the seventeenth
and the beginning of the eighteenth
centuies. and they will tind that ab
duction, murder, and all manner of
crime stalked abroad through the
bea .tili city. setting the law. and
those whose duty it was to enforce the
law. . . defiance.
MOTHER AND SONS.
"Knives to mend, scissors to grind,
knives to grind:"
Among the large class of people whc
get their living from the street, as it
were, none seemed t( have as few cus
tomners as the scissors-grinders, al
though they are the most useful of
their class, and it is not strange that
on the day when the Normandy coach
was to bring a new victim to the Mar
quis de Presles. Pierre Fro:hard, the
crippled scissors-grinders, should have
traversed a large portion of the city
without having an opportunity of ad
ding much to his little hoard.
1His plaintive cry, "Knives to mend,
scissors to grind," was unlike a great
majority of the street cries, inasmuch
as it seemed to be the cry of a wound
ed soul striving for something beyond
its reach, instead" of the rough, un
meaning jargon which venders give
utterance to in a sing-song manner,
and which expresses nothing save a
confusion of guttural sounds.
Pierre Frochard was a young man of
about t wenty years of age, but his suf
ferings caused him to have the appear
ance of one of many years older. His
face was pale and distorted, his form
bent and misshapen, and yet he was
one whom the careful observer would
have become deeply interested in and
the charitably disposed to have be
stowed alms upon, had Pierre not been
one of those few whom alms hurt worse
than a curse.
Weary and footsore, the poor scissors
rinder had, toward the close of the
aay, found himself near the Pont
Neuf:and after ascertaining that there
were none near who were in need of
his services, he placed his machine
near one of the buildings,and was rest
ing his aching limbs.
Chance hadbrought him near the
Normandy coach-house, and he resolv
ed to await the coming of the dili
gence, in the hope of earning a few
sous by carrying the baggage of some
There was also in the vicinity a
drinking saloon, tilled with noisy revel
ers. and whenever a fresh burst of
mirth from within was heard, Pierre
The cripple leaned against his ma
chine, as though long association with
the wood and iron had endowed it
with sympathy for his sufferings. The
poor creature, although he had a
mother and brother, had never known
what it was to receive one word of pity
or consolation from a human being:
and what wonder lie should cling affec
tionately to the rude machine that ac
companied him everywhere, even if it
was the work of his own hands, and
endowed with action only when his
poor, withered foot pressed the
For some time he remained in this
position, when he was aroused from
reverie by the closing of the door of
the cabaret, and looking up he saw a
stout iniddle-aged woman approaching
She was in manner and appearance
n exact opposite to the cripple. Her
clothes were whole, and enveloped the
stout form in a ma-mer indicative of
great comfort to the wearer. A pair
of small, hard,gray eyes twinkled from
the fat, round face, which was border
ed with short, black hair, that formed
a distinct beard: and one, on seeing La
Frochard for the first timne,would have
judged her to be an easy, happy old
soul,whose only care in life was to pro
vide a good dinner, and whose only
want was the material for a good dish
A change came over Pierre's face as
he saw her. A change which plainly
told that his poor, bent form was to
receive some insult which wvould cut
deepl: the great, honest heart which
In a painfully limping manner he ap
proached the woman. and in a tender.
imploring voice said:
"Why, mother, is that vou?" .
"Yes~, it's me~you lazy good-for-noth
ing'" replied the affectionate mother,
s she gazed at her deformed boy,
while a look of scorn passed over her
face. completely changing her into a
hard, grasping old woman.
A look of sorrow came over the poor
cripple's face as he put out his hand as
if to ward off the cruel words.
"Lazy?' he repeated. "Why,mother,
do all the work I can."'
"Work:'' exclaimed the old woman,
as she smiled incredulously. "-You call
that work? Bah: why did heaven bless
you with such a beautiful deformity?
Why, to earn your living, you puny,
limping cripple-and you work, when
all you need to do is to sit here, hold
outyour hand, and make your for
And as La Frochard finished speak
ing she turned away with a gesture
expressive of disgust at the honest liv
ing her son was trying to earn.
A tear came into Pierre's eye as his
mother finished speaking, and he an
"Mother, I can not beg: it is impos
"Eh? Not possible-why not?" que
ried Mother Frochard, in a sharp rasp
"Mother." said Pierre. going toward
her and laying a thin, wasted hand up
on her arm, " when I was an infant you
carried me through the streets and
taught me to repeat begging prayers I
did not understand. They put mnoney
into your pocket ,and I knew no shame.
But now it is now different. You drove
me out, and bade me come here to beg.
When 1 knelt and held out my hand
to ask alms in the name of the misfor
tune with which Ileaven has chasten
ed mec shame choked n-y utterance,
and I was overcome by anger at my
'vn humiliation. A passer-by looked
n inc with pity and put a tritling coin
in my hand. A great lump came in my
throat and my eves tilled with tears.
No, mother, I can not beg-I can
A nd as Pier.e finished speaking. he
returned to his machine, and leaning
over it. seemed to pour out his grief to
tie rude struct ure.
"You undutiful son:" exclaimed the
old woman, in a burst of anger. "You
and rather leave your poor brother and
me to starve."
This unkind thirust aroused Pierre.
and lie answered, quickly:
"My brother need not starve, i~e
has health and strength, and yet you
upport him in idleness."
"Wny should my beautiful Jaques
,orky" demanded the old woman.with
haibdsoxrie b'o;. the very iric o[. his
poor dead father ait those scoUniPClS
of the law robbed me of."
le sutie'rcd d(et It for a murder of
which they found him guilt .'' timidy
"iid can I look to you to avenge
him?'" asked I he old woman, in deris
ion. "No- no: my handsome .Jacques
will that one of these days. Iie's
no n iksop. Nothing frightens him.'
"No. not even the sight of blood:"
answered ilcrre. with a shudder.
"Shut up: You are good for nothing
but to be honest:" screamed Mother
'rochard. in a fury. "I hate honest
people: scum that impose on the poor
A t this moment the old woman's ti
rade was interrupted by the appear
ance of several people who were com
ing toward them, and changing her
voice suddenly from one of the deepest
anger for a whining tone habitual to
professional beggars, she went toward
them with outstretched hands, repeat'
ing the words she had so vainly endea
vored to force Pierre to repeat.
"Charity, good people. Charity, for
the love of heaven!"
The poor cripple went back to the
machine with a despondent air, and
poured out his troubles in an under
tone to that companion.
"Perhaps she is right. I am good for
nothing except to be honest.. Alas! I
have never had any one to teach me.'
Pierre's musings were destined to be
disturbed on this evening, for he heard
a loud, rough voice behind him, whieb
caused him to start with fear.
It w s that of his brother Jacques.
The haudsome Jacques. as his
mother had called him, ana if a good
specimen of a rutlian may be callea
handsome, then Jacques was a perfect
He was a tall, strong, well-formed
fellow of some twenty-four years, with
a face that betokened brutality in
He was dressed with a view to effect,
wearing the flowered waistcoat sc
much in vogue at that period: a red
handkerchief was bound around his
head, and on it was a wide-brimnied
hat, blue stockings reaching to his
knees, and in his ears hung large gold
hoops, which were supposed to lend an
air of distinction to the whole costume.
In his month was a black clay pipe,
and his whole bearing was that of a
man who is well satisfied with himself,
and who expected the rest of the world
to admire him.
"Hallo: Here is the old woman and
her precious abortion of a son," was
his first greeting, as he laughed
heartily at the sight of poor Pierre,
bending over his work. "Has Marianne
come yet, mother?"
"Not yet, my son," replied the old
woman, gazing at him in admiration.
"Never mind, she'll come in time,'
he said, half to himself and half to his
mother. Then as he heard a noise
from the crowd he had just left in the
cabaret, he cried out: "You can order
everything you want, wine, brandy,
anything, I'll stand it."
Alarmed at this outbreak of libera
lity on her son's part, Mother Frochard
"My son, are going to pay? Have
you found a purse?"
"No but Marianne has. I have or
dered her to bring me some money,
and she'll do it."
This answer appeared to please the
old woman, for she clasped her hands
as if in ecstasy of joy and admiration,
and exclaimea, in a 'low voice:
"Isn't lie in good humor?"
"Come here, Pierre," ordered
Jacques. in a stern voice.
The cripple looked up, and for an
instant seemed hesitat.ing whether to
obey or not: but a warning look from
his brother decided him, and he went
slowly toward the man who knew
neither pity nor love for his afflicted
"Look here, criipple: Good children
always give an account of' their earn
ings to their parents," said Jacques, in
a sarcastic tone. Then turning to the
old woman, he asked: "Isn't that so,
"Certainly. my lamb. You have ex
cellent principles." and again the old
woman compared one son with the
other, as she had done hundreds of
times since their birth.
But poor Pierre looked up piteously
at his brother, and said:
"When I give you an account of my
earningsyou pocket all."
"Welil, what if I do?" was Jacqanes'
"It's unjust," said Pierre. "It's so
"That,s enough," Interrupted Jac
ques. "I want your money, but none
of your fine speechs. How much have
you got ?"
And he made a gesture as though to
strike his brother, should his demand
nct be complied with quickly enough.
Pierre saw that it was useless to
resist, and drawing out a handful of
small coin he proceeded to count them.
"T wenty-t wo livres, seven sous. and
six deniers." lie answered, as soon as
he ascertained the amount.
Jacques took the money from Pierre's
hand with a motion which caused the
cripple to wince with pain, and as he
put them in his capacious pocket, he
said, with the tone of a man who has
been defrauded out of his dues:
"And all this fuss about that. Why,
what have you been doing for a whole
week with those spindle legs and
"I have walked the streets from
morning until night, with my wheel
upon my back," answered Pierre, as
if eager to convince his brother that
he had not been idle. "I have lived
upon bread and water. I could do no
"Well, your~ trade don't pay," was
Jacques' rough answer. "I must find
you somethin~g better."
Something betters You? No-no!"
exclaimed Pierre, as he mored away,
trembling in every limb at the thought
of being obliged to work after his
brother s fashion.
Jacques did not fancy Pierre's re
joinder, and would have heaped some
fresh insult upon the cripple, had not
La Frochard came forward, anxious to
show her favorite how well she had
"I have saved three livres and eight
sous. Put them withi Pierre's. and
"Oh, never mind how much it
makes," said Jacques, impatiently, as
he took the money from his mother's
unwilling grasp; "but I'll take it on
Then turning to his brother, lie said,
in a voice which w~as intended to be
tray his good f.elings:
"Come, cripple, let's drink," and at
the same time he moved toward the
"No," answered Pierre, sadly: "drink
always affects my head."
.Jacques gave utterance to a coarse
lauoh, as he said:
" Vhy, who wouid think that we
are brothers? You have the blood of
the sheep in your veins. You're a dis
grace to the family, while I boast
the blood of a I-rochard, and the
lrochards have been outlaws for a
hundred and fifty years."
This bturst of boasting was again too
much for Mother F-rochard.
She w'as obliged to give vent to her
feelings by raising her hands to
Heaven, and exclaiming:
"Ahi, what a man: I love hirn so-so
like his father."
"Come along. then, if you love me."
said Jacques, who had heard his moth
er's fervent exclamation. "for 1 am
As they opened the door of the
cabaret. he turned again to Pierre,
who was again bending over his whee.,
"Are you coming with us?"
"Nono." answered the cripple, and
as he heard the sound of wheels, lhe
added, but not until his brother and
mother had disappeared within for
drink. "There's the Normand ' coach
jut arriving. 1 will run ndsee if
theres not a chance to tuake a t@
And Pier, hasted towa'd the coach
as fast as his crippled limbs would
admnit. little thinking closely his lf
wouid he connected with one of the
occupants, at least.
[To be Continued.]
The Storm Coming.
The indications are that the Repub
lican party, which stands for trusts
and monopolies, has over done its
work and are about to be called to ac
count by the people. The Spartanburg
Herald says "everywhere there are in
dications that the people are thinking
and digesting political problems. The
frantic cries of President Roosevelt
against the trusts, lame and imponent
as they are, indicate the direction of
the wind. The retirement of Speaker
Henderson from the race for congress
in his Iowa district, emphasizes the
trend of public thought. The people
of the United States are determined
that the hands of the trusts shall be
torn from their throats. They have
decreed that this government shall be
run in the interest of the people, and
Speaker Henderson holding the second
place in the republic, but slightly in
ferior in actual power and influence t
the presidency, declines to make the
race. There is a reason for his retreat
and it is found in the unmistakable
expression of the Iowa Republicans
that our tariff laws shall not afford a
shelter for monopoly. All signs indi
cate that the next presidential contest
will be fought on the tariff as a means
of affording shelter to the trusts, and
the next president will be a Democrat,
unless somebody blunders." We hope
tae Herald is right.
Hope He Will Win.
There is a red hot political cam
paign now going on in Pennsylvania,
and there is every reason to believe
that the Democrats will elect their
candidate for governor, Ex-Governor
Pattison. He was elected governor
once before, and he is now putting up
such a fight that the Republicans are
scared out of their wits. The Spartan
burg Herald says: the secret of it all
is that when this man Pattison was
elected governor in 1882,the voters, re
gardless of party lines, called upon him
again in 1890 and he did not disap
point them. In the midst of all manner
of trickery and corruption, he main
tained clean hands and he came out of
office without a blot on his escutcheon.
The race this year, despite the pro
tests of the Republicans is being
fought on local issues. There is no
reason why it should be otherwise.
Mr. Pattison is pointing out failures
his opponents have made, and his re
cord is the asssurance that they will
be corrected. There is no doubt that
he is ambitions to be the Democratic
nominee for president and there are
few men in the United States today
who could gather about them a great
e personal following. This country
needs a president who is first of all
scrupulously honest-a man who will
not tolerate injustice, corruption or
fraud. We may depend upon our
senators and representatives to shape
legislation, but the first requisite in
the executive department of the
government Is rigid, rugged, honesty.
Color Line in Indiana.
Several days ago the patrons of the
Evansville, Indiana, schools withdrew
all their children from the school and
when the matter was investigated it
was learned that the parents believed
a young gIrl named Mabel Smith was
colored. The board of education pro
tested and the truant officer threaten
ed to have the parents arrested for not
sending their children to school, but
this had no effect and the teachers sat
day after day without pupils. The
board of education then appointed
nine physicians to examine the girl
and report as to whether she had any
negro blood in her veins. Five of
them said she had and four said she
had not, and this left the matter In
as bad shape as before. Tbe board
then entered upon an investgation it
self and summoned Mrs. Wade, super
intendent of the home for friendless
childre."dat which Institution Mabel
lives. Mrs. Wade testified that she
knew the parents of the child; that
they were French descent and died
several years ago, and that Mabel,
though unusually darkskinned, had
no negro blood in her veins. The
patrons of the school had a committee
present, and after Mrs. Wade testified
they consented to let their children
return to school.
-Sued for Libel.
A dispatch from Dillon says there
is to be another chapter to the recent
sensation over forged tax certificates
in Marion county. Editor A. P. Jor
dan of the Dillon Herald, has been ar
rested, charged with malicious slander.
The warrant was served Wednesday
and it was propsed to hold a prelimin
ary on Thursday, but Mr. Jordan
waived this and gave bond signed by
fifty of the leading citizens of Dillon,
for appearance at the circuit court.
The warrant charges malicious slan
der against Walter Stackhouse, P. B.
Hamar, B3. R. Mullins and F. F. Coy
ington. This is an outgrowth of the
statement that Mr. Blue charged these
gentlemen with falsifying in the mat
ter of tax receipts for election pur
poses in the new county contest.
There is very strong and bitter feeling
over this matter, and as there is a
great deal more in It than appears on
the surface, it promises to be one of
the biggest sensations in the history
of Marion County.
There was great excitement and
confusion in the theatre at Malaga,
Spain, Wednesday night, when a gen
darme who was present suddenly went
mad and drawing his revolver tired In
discriminately Into the audience. Sev
en persons were killed. In a wild pan
ic the audience sought to rush fiom
the building and nine persons were
knocked down and injured. The gen
darme was called upon to surrender by
some policemen and upon refusing to
do so he was shot and killed.
A Peculiar Accident.
The Florence Times says Ed Bryant,
a Savannah negro who was hoboing
home was struck Wednesday night as
he was entering Florence, by a piece
of wood that fell off 55. the evening
train from Wilmington. It seems
that lie had gotten on a train at
Richmond and found it convenient to
get off at Marion and was walking
from there here when as 55 passed
him a piece of wood fell off and struck
him on the left arm, fracturing the
arm very badly above the elbow.
Adrift at Sea.
The steamer David, Capt. Durne,
from Truxillo, arrived at New Orleans
Thursday. She reports that on Sept. I
12, at 3 p. in., when between Ceiba
and Truxillo, she fell In with the Nor
weigan steamer Bergen from Truxillo
for Habana with 850 head of cattle
with prcpeller gone and towed her in-C
to Truxillo. When picked up she hadC
been drifting for three days and had
lacrd cattle on short alloamnce..
THE BOXERS AGAIN.
Serious Anti-Foreign Riots 'taking
Place in China.
China is on the verge of another
Boxer uprising which may equal that
of 1900. according to mail advices re
ceived at the state department from
Minister Conger, dated last month.
The troubles appear to arise princi
pally from extortionate taxation com
bined with resentment against the
presence of missionaries.
Mr. Conger's first advice is dated
Aug. 6 from Pekin and be reports se
rious anti-foreign riots near Chen Tu
in the province of Sze Chuan in which
a number of native Christians had
been massacred and chapels destroyed.
Mr. Conger appeared to have acted
with energy upon telegraphic com
plaints from Dr. Canright, an Ameri
can medical missionary at Cheng Tu,
not only adddressing the Chinese
foreign office by letter but calling
there in person to impress upon the
officials the importance of an Immedi
ate and effective action and finally
succeeded in causing the removal of
the local Chinese officials who had
failed to repress the riots and preserve
life and property.
Mr. Conger encloses with his report
the communications that passed be
t-veen himself, Dr. Canright and the
foreign office. Under date of June 20
from Chen Tu, Dr. Canright tele
graphed: "Sze Chuan repeating 1900.
Chapel burned, 10 Christians killed.
Boxers multiplying four. months; offi
Mr. Conger immediately telegraphed
Dr. Canright to demand adequate pro
tection for missionaries and the native
Christians from the local officials. He
also addressed a note to Prince Ching
at the foreign office, stating that
there were several American mission
aries and many chapels and converts
in Sze Chuan, and that'it was neces
sary that immediate provision be
taken to stamp out these troubles at
their very inception.
In his answer Prince Ching enclosed
a copy of an imperial edict saying:
"Such fierce and lawless breaks
should certainly be quickly put down.
They must on no account be allowed
to spread. We command Kwel-Chun
to strictly order the troops to disperse
the rebels and their followers, to seize
the ringleaders and to punish them
according to the rigor of the law and
so nip the rebellion in the bud."
Another dispatch from the foreign
office to Mr Conger, dated July 3,
states that the viceroy reported that
the missionary killed was a Chinese
and that qulte a number of leading
Boxers had been captured and pun
ished and a sharp lookout was being
kept for those still at large.
Mr. Conger again had ,ocasion to
address the foreign office on July 30,
informing them that Dr. Canright
had again reported that robberies and
massacres were occurring daily; that
all were in great danger and that he
had demanded protection in vain. The
minister urged the foreign office "to
take more effective measures in order
to avoid the fearful responsibility of
a further loss of life and property."
The foreign office replied that several
edicts had been issued directing the
viceroy to suppress the troubles.
A letter of later date from Minister
Conger transmits two imperial edicts,
ordering several changes among pro
vincial ojlcials as a result of the dis
turbances. The most important of
the changes, Minister Conger state, Is
the removal of Kwel Chun as viceroy of
Sze Churn province because of his fail
ure to surpress the recent serious dis
turbances in the territory under his
He Dropped the Bomb.
A special from Skagway, Alaska,
says: About 3 o'clock Wednesday af
ternoon an unknown young man
walked into the Canadian Bank of
Commerce, a revolver in one-hand and
a dynamite bomb in the other and. de
manded $20,000 threatening to blow
all into eternity. Cashier Pooley and
Teller Wallace were the only two men
in the bank. Wallace ducked to get
his gun and ran quickly to the back of
the room, calling for Pooley to do the
"No, you don't," yelled the man,
dropping the bomb.
The clerks had just gotten out of
the window. The bank was wrecked.
The robber's head was smashed and
one arm was torn off. People living
above the bank were blown into the
air. J. G. Price, formerly prosecuting
attorney, who was entering the bank
at the time, was hurt but not serious
ly. The dynamiter died without re
gaining consciousness. The bank lost
about a thousand dollars, chiefly in
gold dust, which was lying on the
THE STATE FAIr.--The next big
event in the State is the State Fair at
Columbia. Take a day off and go to
it. Also take Sally and the baby. It's
not right to expect the "ole 'oman"
to stay at home and keep house
all the time and the man
have all the fun. The boys on the
farm should be given a day now
and then a little pocket change. Farm
work becomes monotonous with young
people, especially if they are never al
lowed any of the fruits of their labors.
Consequently if you want to keep the
boys on the farm it becomes necessary
to give them a little encouragement.
COMPANIEs TO BE INSPECTED.-The,
following item from the Columbia
Record of Tuesday will doubtless be
of interest to the members of the local
military company: ''The military
oompanies all over the State will be
inspected by the adjutant general and
his assistant during the next four
weeks. Colonel Frost leaves for Fort
Motte this afternoon to inspect the
company there. The other companies.
will be inspected as far as possible and
those that have not obtained their
supplies for the year will then be sup
Negro Lynched in Oregon.
Alonzo Tucker, colored, who as
iaulted a white lady near Libby, Ore
y~on, Wednesday was taken and lynch
ad on Thursday. Not a masked man
was in the crowd and everything was
lone in broad day light. The fiend
was in the hands of the town marshal,
ut the mob took him by force and
shot him to death.
Death to Wolves.
A special from Piggott, Ark., says
rrangements have been made for a
Ig wolf drive next Monday in which
ll the people will participate. The
mimals have exterminated all the
iogs of the surrounding country and
lave decimated the poultry and have
ven invaded the suburbs of the towns.
Hard to Down.
G. L. Walker, lately candldate for
omptroller general, will be a candi
late for clerk of the house of repre
entatives. The present clerk is T. C.
Tm, who ha served several terms.
TRIBE KILLS MAN WITCH.
He Was a Murderer and lad 'Hood
ooed" the Water Supply.
George Bruce, the Indian murderer
who escaped from jail at San Bernardi
no, Col., was recently killed in a hor
rible manner by members of his tribe
because they fancied that he had
"hoodooed" their water supply. Last
spring Bruce murdered his seventeen
year-old sister-in-law, Victoria. He
had paid so much attention to the
girl as to make his wife jealous. -3he
incited other Indian women to arouse
superstitious fears of Bruce with tales
that Victoria had cast an evil eye on
. They told him to kill the girl if he
desired to save his own life. So be
waylaid her, strangled her with wire
rope and tossed her still living body
into a grave. After his escape from
jail he made his way to his tribe in
Nevada. There he was received cold
ly and soon it was whispered that he
was responsible for the failure of the
irrigating water. Crops were dying,
so it was decided that Bruce must die.
The other day he was seized, his
arms tied behind him and while the
tribe gathered about he was started
off on a run at the end of a rope held
by a mounted Indian. Bruce kept
up with the horse for some distance
until he arrived at a clump of caeti,
when the rider quickly circled about
throwing Bruce to the ground and
he was dragged on his face throught
the patch and back to camp where
the squaws beat him with switches.
That night his body was placed on a
huge funeral pyre and consumed while
Indians danced about it.
A Lover Suicides.
The Augusta Chronicle says crazed
by grief the result of a quarrel with
his best girl, a West End young man
went to his home Thursday night and
Friday morning committed suicide.
The young man made choice of the
laudanum route to get away from his
troubles. His effort was successful,
as he died despite the prompt medical
treatment of several physicans. The
young man's name was W. H. Mat
thews, the son of Mr. W. A. Mat
thews. lie resided with his father at
505 Moore avenue Augusta. Friday
morning, near noon he was found ill
in his room. Dr. Story and Turner
were called to the young man's bedside,
and at once recognized that they had
a case of poisoning from an overdose
of some narcotic. When aroused the
young man admitted that he had
taken an ounce vial of laudanum. The
physicians worked faithfully to over
come the effects of the drug, but were
not successful, the young man dying
at 3:30 Friday afternoon. It seems
that the young man was despondent
early in the morning and going to the
Stothart pharmacy on Walton Way,
purchased a vial of laudanum. He
reached home with it and at once re
tired to his room, where it is suppos
ed he drank it. He was found an hour
or more later in the day. On Thurs
day night the young man escorted a
young lady to the Platz, to an en
tertainment. She was escorted home
by another young man. It is believed
that the two quarrelled. Young Mat
thews is said to have been desperately
in love with the young lady, and it is
thought and belived he killed himself
because of grief over the misunder
All Hands Drunk.
The three-masted schooner Dora
Matthew, of :New York, bound from
Newburyport to New York City, went
ashore at 1 o'clock Thursday morning
on Logwood bar off Chatham, and will
be a total loss. The captain and crew
of seven men were taken off In the
breeches buoy. According to the state
ments of the crew who freely discuss
ed the wreck after they had been res
cued, the sailors had been using liquor
since the time the schooner left New
buryport. All the seven men consti
tuting the crew are negroes. The only
white men on board was Capt. Bon
zey. Although the crew were rescued
from the ship shortly after she went
ashore, Capt. Bonzey refused to leave
his vessel at the time. He stated that
he did not care to abandon her until
e became assured that she would al
most certainly be a total wreck.
Fined Five Dollars.
A Greenville dispatch in the Colum
bia State says: It has been under
stood that Mr. H. H. Evans, of New
berry, would be indicted for assault
and battery with intent to kill, in
consequence of his attack upon Mr. J.
K. Blackman, editor of the Daily
News, which occurred in Greenville a
month or two ago. Mr. Evans the
afternoon appeared before Magistrate
Green and was lined $5. He was rep
resented by Messrs. Oscar L. Maulding
of Greenville, and 0. L. Schumpert of
Newberry. The prosecution was rep
resented by Mr. 5. J. McSwain of
Wants Free Silver.
The Nevada Republican platform
declares for the election of United
States Senators by direct vote of the
people, favors the largest use of silver
as a money metal in all matters coin
patable with the best interests of our
government, and pledges the nominee
to Congress to exercise his best endea
vors to secure the greatest possible use
of silver. Bryanism must be making
some headway among the Republicans
of the WVest, and there are occasional
signs of disloyalty to the standards of
A Sensible Man.
F. C. West, of Spartanburg, who
was due to run a third race for the
house of representatives from that
county, generously withdrew in favor
of his opponent, who had lacked just
three votes of landing on the second.
He said that was near enough to show
the will of the people, and he knew.
that they were tired of politics.
Killed by a Blow.
During a tight at Catlettsburg, Ky.,1
Wednesday night Fred Marcum of
W~ayne county, West Virginia, struck
John Davis with his fist, killing him,
almost instantly. Davis lived at Hamp-i
ton City, Ky. Marcum is in custody. 1
To CAN GREEN CORN.-Cut and
scrape the corn from the cob, fill glass1
fruit cans very full by pressing the
orn into the can with a small potato
nasher, fit the rubber and ring on
very tight, then plunge the cans into
the wash-boiler two-thirds full of cold
vater and boil steadily for two hours;
ighten the covers and keep in a cool, I
lark place. Before placing the cans ti
.n the boiler, it is well to place a tow-tS
al in the bottom of the boiler.C
WE dre pleased to learn from the
harleston Post that Major J. C.
Remphill, editor of The News and
ourier, who went North about two
nonths ago on account of a severe ill
1ess, has returned home completely
estored to health. The genial Major
s one of the most accomplished mem
ers of the South Carolina press.
ORIGIN OF TH CAMEL
Clews Supplied by Possils Found
in Arctics and Tropics.
Aimals That Couitd Endure the
Greatest Extremes of Cold as
Well as Heat-Small Species
of the Gobi Desert.
Many people think of the camel as
piaetically a iropical animal, perhaps
perhaps bee.,ae some ot its u:ost
striking chanacieristis fit it for cross
ine the Dcsert of Sahara. Its large
stuian ,r water and the i.sensitive
soles of its teat natural:y auggest a
life near the equator. i.un the do
miaueaed e.t:: of .tsia. whether of
the Persiaa.- una:9izi i-Af: ien .-Pu-Cies.
which na but Jine rtij., oU those of
Baetrian . aini , whin air r:.ced
wita two, perform most of taet sert
cee in what is. after all, a i.:rty hot
ctraato, says th - New York'Tribure.
However, in : rec'..ent ALx.'>r of
"Uobus" Dr. .enring, co r:in, lays
stress on the fact that the buetiisa
cauuel is sou, imlea fcoun: in .ibexia,
and can endure the greatest known
extremes uf eolu .s well as those of
heat, if the air is only dry. In the re
gion west of Lake Baikal the average
witer tempe .amres are cousider:aLly
lower tha.s Lero, and are often 40 and
5U degrees below that point. The hab
itat of the camel here overtops that
of the reindeer: Yet in the Gobi des
ert in Turkestan, animals of the same'
species have occasion to trot over
earth whose temperature at times
rises to 130 and 140 degrees Fahren
'There has been much speculation
concerning the origin of the old world
canes. UIetria, the little kingdom
which gives its name to the two
humped ai:tual, lies on:y a little north
of Afgharastnn. And inasmuch as
fossil rena:is of the family have been
recovered in the tertiary rocks of the
Siwalik hills, in northern Hindostan, it
has been supposed that this was the
birthplace of the race. But Dr. Neh
ring points out the equipment of
teeth-one of the most valuable clews
in tracing genealcgies. Remains have
also been found in Algeria, and the
Berlin natura:ist is confident that.the
genus thus revealed was a connecting
link between the Siwalik camel and the
Only at a comparatively recent date
was a satisfactory clew found to.th e
Bactrian camel's ancestry. But 'fos
sils from Roumania. near the Danube,
and from the vicinity of Sarepta, on
the Volga, now indicate pretty clearly
that the modern two-hum'ped camel
originated either in eastern Europe or
northwestern Asia. The Russian fos
sils were associated with teeth be
longing to the mammoth, from which
it is fair to infer that the climate of
that region was milder when the bones
were interred than it is now.
Dr. Nehring refers to the story told
a few years ago by Dr. Langkavo: that
there are camels no bigger than a
horse running wild on the Gobi desert.
Having two humps. they are evidently
related to the domesticated camels of
central and northern Asia. i'r. year
ing feels, however, that the accouats
thus far received need confirmation.
He wants to see the skins and bones
before he wvill credit the statemnents
made conetraing the size of these
No mention is made of the extinct
camels of America by the contributor
to the pae of "Globus." It is well
known that remains have been discov
ered in the~ Rtocky mountairws which
dte b::ck as far as any Asiatic Tos
is. and i 1:ch show a long and g raduaL
deveopm:eut of the race on this con'ti
neut. 80me of the specimens found
are even smaller than the modern
horse. In like manner, there were
primitive horses in America no bigger
than sheep. Hence the only remark
able part of the story about wild canm
es in the Gobi desert which are snia!
er than those now in the service of man
is that the species should be in exist
FOUND FORTUNE AND LOVE.
Foor Young School Teceker Ia Texas
Flnds a Reth Unele ada
One of the most interesting' ro
mances of the great southwest has re
cently come to light, and Miss Maxine
Doubleday. a young school-teacher at
the little town of Laurel Valley, Tex.,
is the heroine. Many years ago Max
imilian Doubleday was in love with the
gir's mother. When she married hiss
brother he enlisted in the southern
army and the family lost trace of him.
The soldier, however, alwvays kept
his sweet heart's picture. Later he had
a life-size portrait of it made and of
recent years it has hung in a costly
frame in his handsome castle at Cordo
va, Mexico. 'It was this picture which
led to the discovery of his niece, says
a western exchange.
She has since her father's death sup
ported herself and mother by ,her
school-teaching in the little - Texas
town. A few months ago she went on
a visit to Brazos county. There she
met a young man, Lee Payson, who told
her of her niarked resemblance to the
portrait of a beautiful woman whom
a friend of his loved in his .nouth.
"And it is a curious fact," the young
man added, "that his name is the same
as yours - Doubleday, Maximilian
"Why-, I wonder if it can be my lost
uncle!" the girl exclaimed. Further
inquiry proved that such was the fact.
A reconc:lation followed. The
wealthy Doubleday found his boyhood
sweetheart, who is now his wife. He
has ma de his niece his heiress and she
is soon to iaed Paysoni, the young man
instrunental in bringing abouzt all14is
THROWN FROM A BUGGY.-Rev. H.
Bascomb Browne received notice last
week of a serious accident to Rev.
Fohn T. McFarlane, one of the minis
ers In his district. Mr. McFarlane
aas driving to one of his churches
iear Soak's, Colleton County, and
was thrown from the buggy and hurt,
t is feared internally. There were no
>nes broken, but he has been having
xnvulsions since the accident. He
ras badly bruised. The message said
hat the family and physicians were
Died inthe Palpit.
Rev. Alfred Moon returned to his
ld pastorate at Kelveden, Essex, Eng
and, a few Sundays ago, and preached
o his old congregation. During the
rmon he alluded to those who had
Led during his absence. and added:
'I can see them now." He gave out
he hymn and sat down. While the
rords, "0 man with eyes majestic
,fter death!I" were being sung Mr.
lfoon fell forward in the pulpit and
lied in a few minutes.
Be sure and read "'The Two Or
>hans" our new serial story, which
mnces this week.
PUNGEi? PARAGRAP .5
Unconsciotts.-"But he doesn't real=
ize that he boasts." "Oh, not I've
heard him boasting that he doesn't
"There doesn't seem to be so many
bicycles as formerly." "No; it's rid
ing, instead of riders, that is falling
off now."-I-ndianapolis News.
Doctor-"A hove all things, you
must :anks every source of trouble
and a:nxiety." Patient-"But, doctor,
that's impossible. I've just got a new
The man who praises what he n
tenes: to purchase and enumerates
the faults of what he means to sell
is honest enough to feel lonesome in
this dizzy old world.-Chicago Daily
"Yes," said the superstitious man,
"i nelieve it's lucky to pick up a pin,
don't you?" "Not if you pick it up by
sitting down upon it," promptly re
plied the schoolmaster.-Philadelphia
The Purchasing Limit.-Mr. Stein
seu (our latest millionaire, after his
th:rd fruitless stalk)-"Now, look
here, you rascal! If you can't have
the brutes tamer, I'm hanged if I
don't sack you!"-Punch.
The Two Champions.-It is said
that the roar of a lion can be heard
farther than the sound made by any
other living creature. Next to that
comes the note of a woman who has
found a mouse in her bureau.-Boston
The An in us.-Mrs. Gosslppe-"How
does it come Mrs. Swagger invited
you to her party? I thought you were
enemies." Mrs. Snappem-"We are;.
but she thought I had nothing fit to
wear, and wanted to make me feel
bad."-Columbut State Journal.
WHAT IT COSTS TO MARRY.
only a Vive Dollar Bill is aeessay
to Defrar the Expenses to
Marriage is one of the cheapest of
luxuries if one reckons only the outlay
required for the paymentof the preach
er er n::gistrate who performs the
eer:mnu:ry and the cost of the licensein
such states as require licenses.. Any
m.ntaL-er, priest or preacher of the
ospel in the United States may sol.
eniize marriages, and in many states
judges for one or more casses of
courts ma.y officiate. In all save half
a dozen states, too, justices of the
peace have the privilege of ofciating
at the highly important functionsays
the Cthieago thronicle.
in some parts of the United States
the persoil performing a marriagecer
emiony must have personal knowledge
of tl ide u tity, names and residence of
the parti., and inasmuch as such laws
are enforced in some of the western
states where young people frequently
dri a long distances to be married, the
stipulation has on- occasion caused
more or less inconvenience. In most
of the states two witnesses are re
. uired to be present at the -solemniza
tion of a marriage, although in some
states a single witness is sufficient.
There is still in force in Pennsylvania
an id law which prescribes that I2
witnesses shall be present, but this ex
ae:.in is seldom if ever enforced. Per.
haps the strangest stipulation of all
is that which appears in the laws of
Ten nesee, and is to the efieset that the
validity of a marriage shalU be in no
wise aff. eted by .he omisaion of the
bapuismal name of either party in the
lice ica and the use of a nickname in
stest:, j.rovided the parties can beiden
;t.. i. A ny person conversant 'with
the conzditions prevailing in the moun
tain districts of Tennessee will appre
ciate the wisdom of this unique -pro
Common supposition is to the effect
that the fee for performing the mar
risge ceremony is dependent entirely
uipon the generosity of the bridegroom,
aid it will, doubtless, therefore, sur
pri-r many persons to learn that in
severa: states.the law has a hand in
the matter. In the Old Dominion, for
istance, there is a statute which pro
vidks that the person solemnizing a
marriage Is entitled to a fee of one
dollar, and that "any person exacting
a greater fee shall forfeit to the party
aggrieved $50." In West Virginia it is
stipulated that the fee be "at least
one dollar," and the Idaho law says
that "the fee shall be five dollars, or
any other or greater sum voluntarily
given by the parties to such marriage."
In 16 states of the union a wedded
couple may obtain a more or less elab
orate certificate of their marriaga
some of Them Dave.
"This article," she said, looking up
from the paper, "says that physicians.
almost invariably have no business
"So?" he replied, absent-mindedly.
"That's what it says," she asserted.
"They are too easy-going in a busi
ness way, and really don't know how
to get a proper return for their serv
ices. There is no class, it says, that
is so much imposed upon. .Do you
think it's true?"
"'Well," he replied, thoughtfully,
'some of them may lack business
ability, but others have enough to
make the average good. Do you re
membcr that you asked Dr. Pills 'to
dine with us last month?"
"Yes. What of it?"
"He's charged it up in his bill as a
professional call."-Chicago Poet.
Winter Maneuver of Russian Treoss.
The Russians count upon their cli
mate as one means of defense, as it
was when Napoleon invaded Russia.
Their troops are accordingly trained
in winter maneuvers, including load
ing a battery, with its war transport
and maite'rial coimplete, upon sleighs,
moving it for some distance over a
diicult, snow-covered country and
bringing it into action again.-N. 7.
The Columbia Record thinks that it
Is likely that the Republicans will
have a candidate in every congressiona4
district In this State this year, for the
purpose of having contests before con
gress, a considerable amount of money
being allowed for expenses of contest
ants. It Is most important.tihat every
Democrat vote for congressmen, so as
to give as little excuse as possible for
Mr. Woods Declines.
Hon. C. A. Woods, of Marion, has
declined to accept the presidency of
the South Carolina College recently
tendered him In so flattering a man
ner. This announcement will be re
ceived with regret by friends of the
institution throughout South Caroli
na. The very ground that Mr. Woods
takes for declining the offer shows
that the State is a loser In falling to
secure such a man as the head of one.
of her most famous institutions.
Anybody can kill a poor little younig
partridge. Don't shoot them now,
but wait until the birds are grown and
theaw Isr ount, Nov. lst.