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There s inue' : i t
And. little u. ecomlaining,
For the darkest i' Will
Acthe blackest cloud 'li nci'Y
If wroth you tind in weak m
'Twill do all good to know
That some one Iho ,, b
And frankly told the
Enough will rema in e
With all the :ud Foi
Some will be sad andi 1+ .r U1
On down to t he j;ouerne\s end.
As in the I hrong you pass along.
With rapid strides or slow.
If virtue you see in bond or free.
Just stop and tell them so.
There are many cares in home affairs
That wear the brain and heart,
And many a way, 'most every da.
In which to bear a part.
If you love your wife as you
It will keep her heart
And make her feel your blye i :
To often tell her so.
If on the road you see a load.
Some pilrrin pressing
A willing hand to help him st an.
Will bring you back a blessing.
So in the tight twixt wrong and rit
That's waging here below.
Should praise be said, don't wait till
Before you tell then so.
Tie Iwo OrpIaeS.
As Pierre said the Normady coach
had just arrived; but the poor cripple
saw at a glance that his chance of earn
t ing a few sous was hopeless.
The only passengers that alighted
from the rickety old coach were the
two young girls whom we have seen in
our first chapter.
They alighted in a dazed sort of
manner, as if the bustle and din of t he
great city had confused them, and
Henriette, leading Louise by the hand.
entered the open space in front of the
A bench (which. from the numerous
marks of knives ant pencils upon it.
showed that it served as a resting place
for the loungers who always cluster
round places of this kind and talk
horsey slang whle admiring the noble
brutes that form the establishment of
the proprietor) was just outside the
office door, and it was to this H enriette
led her blind sister:
"Sit here, Louise." she said, in a
low, sweet voice, which told all the
love she felt for the afflicted girl.
Henriette looked vainly round for
the relative whom they expected to
meet: but not a person was to be seen.
She could not repress a feeling of
anxiety: but she bravely strove to hide
her feelings from Louise.
But the blind girl was anxious as
well as Henriette.
"I am surprised that Monsieur Mar
tin is not here to meet us," she said.
half to herself.
Henriette's quick ear caught the
murmur, and she endeavored to divert
her sister's mind.
"Oh, he'll come soon:" she said. re
assuringly. Then, to occupy the blind
girl's mind with other matters than
their own condition, she added: "Oh.
Louise! Paris is so beautiful: Oh, miy
poor sister, if you could only see its
"Tell me what you see. Where are
we?" asked Louise, excitedly.
"In an open square at the end of a
beautiful bridge,'' answered Hlenriett e,
looking round her. "which has a
magniticent statue in the middle."
"Tfhat must be the Pont Neuf," said
Louise, as she remembered the picture
Henriette had called up to her mind.
"Papa use~d to speak of it."
"And on this side I can see t wo great
towers," continued the beautiful girl,
who was thus supplying the place of
her sister's sight. "It must be Notre
"Notre Dame," repeated Louise.
* sadly, as she arose from her seat. "How
I wish I could see it. It was on that
spot, that I, a helpless infant' was left
to perish," and as the blind girl thus
recalled the thoughts of the past, the*
tears, unbidden, came to her eyes, and
the sight less orbs were turned toward
the spot she would see, as if they woul~d
burst their filmy veil, and forced by
her grief, gaze upon the spot where
she had been left. to die o1 cold or
starvation. "It was there your dear
father found me. But for him I should
have died-perhaps-perhaps that
would have been better," she added, in
a tone of anguish that was almost a
wail, so much misery was there em
bodied in it.
"My darling sister:" exclaimed
Henriette, "why do you say that?"
"Because," replied Louise, in the'
same sad tone, " I should not have liv
ed to become blind and unhappy."
"Louise, do not speak thus:" said
Henriette, as she clasped her sister in
her arms. "Our dear parents loved us
both alike--you were their consolationc
and happiness, as it was their tirst
grief when Heaven depriveai you of!
"Misfortune pursues me. sister,"
said Louise, refusing to be comforted, I
"for scarcely had this affliction be
fallen me when w'e were left orphans,
without help or friends."
"No-no, dear Louise:" interrupted
Henriette, "not without friends. I
hope. I lhave turned all we possessed
into money, and we arc in this great.
Paris, where there are skillful doctors
who will soon restore my poor Louise's
eyes to their old time brightnes,
and there was in Henriette's voice
something which ever had the power
to cheer her afflicted sister.
"Heaven grant that your hopes may
be realized, ' said Louise, more hope
fully. Then thinking of their present
situation again, she asked:
"But where can MIonsieur M artn be?
Why does he not come for us?
For a moment H~enriette hamd forgrot
ten the forsaken condition in xwic
they were. Alone in Paris, without
friends, or even acquaintances, and
unless the relative whom t hey were ex~
pecting should come for them, w.hat
could they do?
Henriette hardly dat red t othinkof1
such an alternative, and more to sati'sfy
her sister than from any expecttion
of finding him, she proposed to go and
look for M. 3Iartin.
As Henriette went to look for MI.
Martin, a young wvoman of 'bout
twenty years of age entered the open
space infront of the cabaret. andc sto(od1
gazing sadly "t the swift-running
Her face w~as that of a wvoman wvho
had once been beautiful: hut who was
now pursued by remorse and sorrow.
Her garments were scrupulously clean
and neat but with no at tempt at ts
play, and she was waddered aboutt likeC
one having no aim or purpose s'ave to
escape from her own thought 's.
She stood silent and mot lones. as
she were some quaint tigure of wood' or
stone, rather than a woman ini wxhose
breast love and hat e could wagte ete enal
conflict: so absorbed waJs sh'e 'n her
bitter thoughts, that her fac'e express
ed her feelings as wvell as woruds could
Henriettee retu.rnedl t o'er sis er
with the inform'to tht thin~r' ea
tive could not be sen and jus at iiha
moment a burst of mlaughter anmsc
came from the ha f open cc o th
cabaret, which preventlt edI ' w'' umlr'r
from hearing Hlenriettev's ap' roach i
Ani'ong the voices wvhiceb ct'i
heard from t he d rinkming salo''. 'e
ques Frozhard's coarse. bru al Iue
could be dist ingu ished: a na as sh
heard it. the poor wvoman starteai as
though stumg hr :1 viner.
r1r .iet 2 !s l'i'c i~i. il! 122.20
- wh heart you hove broen.
S urs lf. w lle the victim of
rm a nit y seeks t he only refuge
r'i 1 - ienth': The river is nlear,
' uiE nge' ai i it will all be over. May
. ying "hrick of despair ring in
c 's as a ntev er-ending curse.
A:!d in the extremity of her anguish
t e wanderer rushed toward the wall
suden death she sou"li
;raded hy despair. the tuhajpy wo
man was about to ielid ui her life 10
her Maker in all its sin. Lorge tI i
that as it was too vile for ths world.
what would be its uppeatrance there
where al was holy.
As sit was a bout to commit this
rash act .hl'r wild and almost maniacal
zue r's'ed on several persons who
'rie Tah in near. and she drew back,
No. 'i is not yet dark enough," she
mm'ered. "I should be seen and per
As she said this she clasped her
hands on her head, and seemingly be
wildered by the conflict of passions,
sunk down upon the cold, damp pave
I'nriette, who had been regarding
the strange appearing woman, ex
cl:iied as she fell.
"What can be the matter with that
woman? She has falleii: she must be
"Giho to her and see if you can aid
her: go--eo, sister:" exclaimed Louise.
quickly. and in ther excitcinent rising
from' I e seat ani endeavoring to
gre'pe her way to the prostrate woman.
Like some angel of mercy Ilenriette
wen; to the world-weary woman and
in a voice that resembled a silvery
chime c vesper bells, so gratefully did
they fall upon the wanderer's ears:
"Pardon me, madame: can I do any
thing for you
"You can (10 nothing.'
"You seem exhausted:are you sutller
"Yes- -yes. 1 am suflering.
As she said this, thus inviting the
pity. as it were, of the good angel be
side her. she arose from the ground:
and Louise, who had been listening to
the short ccnversation, eagerly said to
Henriette-and there was a world of
pathos in her voice:
"She said that with a voice full of
misery and despair. Help her. sister."
llenriette needed not to be prompt
ed to do a charitable action; but her
sister's words caused her to redouble
her efforts to assist the poor woman.
Madame, have confidence in us,"
she said kindly. "We are not rich, but
we can help you--"
'"I have already told you." interrupt
ed the woman, fiercely, "that I want
nothing. There are griefs that can not
be consoled, sufferings that can not
be alleviated. I only wish to-to-"
"You wish to die:" exclaimed Lou
ise, as she clasped her hands in an ago
ny of grief at the thought of the
"Who told you that?" added the
woman, passionately. "How do you
know I want to die?"
"I feel it while I listen to you," an
swered the blind girl, who, standing
with her hands clasped, resembled
more one of Raphael's Madonnas than
a simple country girl. "Do yo0 know
that we who are blind-whom no ex
ternal object distracts. listen with our
"Tell us your troubles," said Henri
ette. soothingly. 'Perhaps we can re
The woman gazed sadly at the fair
girl who would thus take another's
sorrows upon herself, in the hope of
lightening the unhappy one's burden.
"Why should 1 tell you when you do
iot even know me?" she said, slowly.
and at the same time as if she wished
to pour out her troubles. "You have
never seen me before, and yet you pity
me. No-no, there is no help for me.
Leave me. leave rme, and do not at
tempt to save me:"
As she finished speaking, the unha p
py wvoman turned away and would
aave left the place. but that she heard
"Stay:" she said. in a pleading tone.
'For the love of Heaven, do not leave
:ne thus:" entreated Louise.
The poor woman was not proof
iganst these pleadings, and yet she
1esitated to open her heart, wicked as
t was, to these poor girls.
"I ain pursued by the otficers of the
aw," she said hurriedly. "I have not,
trength to fly further, and they will
rrest me -
"What have you done?" asked Hien
"I have stolen:" answered the wo
nan, and as she saw the young girls
;hudder, she added quickly, as if in ex
:enuation: "I have stolen money comn
nitted to my care: all tne savings of a
>oor working girl. I .stole it for him,
'or a wretch whom I fear, but whom,
las, I love:"
At this moment Jacques' voice was
leard from the cabaret, and it sound
d like some mocking fiend exulting
ver its triumph.
"Good joke-a capital joke:"
What demon could have put into his
nrth those words, which probably
vould have expressed exactly his idea
f the repentance of the girl whom he
"Listen:' said the woman quietly,.
,vhie a look of pain passed over her
'e"that is his v'oice. He is there
vasting in debauche.'y the recacey pur
:hased by my crime. WXhen 1 am away
'rom hi'n my reason returns, and I on
feel the hate his baseness inspires.
las: when he speaks to me my hate
lisappears: I cower and tremble before
ur and am his slave. I have stolen
or him, and 1 believe I would kill at
She renmained silent for a moment.
md then. hiding her face in her hands
>urst into an agony of tears, and ex
"NC-no: it is better that I should
"Yon can not atone for a fault by
~ommtting crime." said Henriette.
"If I am found they will arrest-im
>rison me:'' exclaimed the woman,
lsinr her hands.
"nfrepentance will pay the debt
ou owe to Heaven," added the blind
~irl's low voice, like a song, sweet and
"licaven: Do you believe there is a
eaven?" asked the woman, almost
'oughly'. hiding her real feelings be
iud a mask of brusquerie.
The t wo girls started as if they had
'eceived a blow, and their faces ex
ressed the soirow they felt at this
"Do I believe there is a Heaven?"
sked Heniette. in astonishment.:
"1 can not believe there is a Heaven
or outcasts like me."
"O h, unhappy womnan!" exclaimed
ouie in, tones of deepest sori'ow.
'hen drawing some money from her
ittle store. she handed it to the wo
lut althbough she could receive
vods of encour'agemenit and adv'ice
romn the orphans, and be grateful, she
oui no1 t ake I helm money, and she
irew aick quickly, exclaiming. petu
"l10 not t rfui, 1 implore you:'' en
reaed Louise, as Ihe turned toward
he womni. w it h an imploring look
pt- hei' fac.
Thus cut reated. the w'oman could do
less than comply w ith theiir i'e
est: and2 as shem took t he smnail
mounOit of money, wich was imore
alable than ri'celess gems becauise
ftthe svympathynV which accompanied
1. Se sa i:
"Now I know that you are right.
ter must be '2 lleaven. for has it not
llt I woI angels tu succor' and to save
A ndl 1 2 u:-ingi aside, tihe unhappy wo
12an2 wipe teh le teal's away which th is!
.2ind2 act on ihad cautsedh to flow.
"Cuaage hae curae."said Hien
'aressiigiy on the woman S arn
"Yes yes: I will have cour~ae I'll
1iv from Paris and from him. I wish 1
could give lmy life for you." sheii said.
as she took the hanes of t he two or
phans and presatd them to her lit.
"May Hleaven hless you -larewe.
she sobbed. Is shte i tued to go.
But she ha:i lot seen t he door of the
cabaret opn. nor did she see .1aeqtucs,
as he stIl i outside the door.
. 1i al: he chuckled. "Madame
1 ariance. at last '
Tlheln. as he saw the woman moving
,iickly away. he cried: "Marianne!"
The sund of that voice was too
potent for that poor woman.
Where are you going?'' demanded
"Away from you. whom I hope never
to see again:" answered Marianne,
J cqties went toward her quickly,
and laid his hand roughly upon her
"Bah:" he said, savagely, "you don't
want to see ie? Then why did you
stop when I called? What makes your
it does not tremble," answered
Marianne, trying to appear tirm. "I
have found stength to resist you. I
am ashamed of the life I lead, and 01
the infamy into which you have plung
"Nonsense!' exclaimed .Jacques. as
he went toward the door of the cab
aret. "Pui all of that stuf out 01
your head. and follow me!'
'*I will not:" said the poor woman,
as she turned again to go.
-You must:" insisted .Jacques, with
an angry gesture: and then, as she did
not move, lie added: "Come-do you
For a moment Marianne was on the
point (f obeying him: but one glance
at the two young girls. who were anxi
ously awaiting her decision. seemed tc
give her strength. and she answered,
"Yes. 1 hear, and 1 refuse. I will
not obey you:"
"You want me to persuade you in
tie usual way, eh' do you?" cried Jac
ques, brutally, as he went quickly to.
ward the shrinking woman.
"You shall not-never again: ex
claimed Marianne, as she endeavored
to escape from his cruel grasp.
But she was too late: Jacques grasped
her by the hair with one hand, while
with the other he clasped her slender
throat. and in a moment his brawny
hands would have choked her sense
less, but that he heard the heavy
tramp of armed men approaching.
In an instant he had released her;
and Marianne, rushing up to the guard,
"Monsieur, arrest me, I am a thief!"
Jacques was petrified with astonish
ment, while the two orphans waited
with beating heart the denouement of
this strange drama.
"Arrest you? Who are you?" asked
the officer, in no little surprise.
"My name is Marianne Vauthier.
Oficers are in search for me. I escaped
from them an hour ago," said Mari
anne, hurriedly, as if she feared her
courage would give way. -Now I wish
to deliver myself to justice:"
"She has gone crazy!" ejaculated
Jacques. as he moved to a convenient
distance, in order to make his escape
should she denounce him.
"Marianne Vautheir," said the of
ficer, reading from a paper which he
had taken from his pocket, "accused
"Of which I am guilty," interrupted
"Wellif vou confess it. I must take
ou to La Salpetriere," said the otlicer,
half doubting hier sanity,as he motioned
her between t wo files of soldiers.
"My expiation begins,'' said Mari
anne, as she passed by where the two
orphans were standing. '"Pray that
Heaven may give me :ouirage to com
Tile soldiers moved on. bearing the
self-convicted woman with them,
while Ilenriette and Louise could only
pray silently thlat her expiation might
be the means of restoring her to the
place she hlad lost thlroughl her unhap
-Jacques r-emained looking after tile
departing prisoner for a few moments,
arid thlenl giving vent to a low whistle,
expressive of surprise, i-egret and per
haps shlame, disappeared into the
abaret, sayin~g, as he entered:
"To Salpetriere: She's a fool:"
And in a few milnutes he was joining
his comrades inl thIdr debaucher-y, withi
not a thlought of the unfortunate girl
whlo, for is sake, had committed a
:rime for which shle must now suffer
long, weary months. perhlaps years.
And while he was thus occupying
his time, the two orphans awaited the
coming of their relative.
(To be Continued.]
A Tidal Wave.
A dispatch from Rome announces
that a severe cyclone has swept oiver
Catnia a city on the east coast of
Sicily. For 24 hours before tile
:yclone burst over thle island, a violent
storm raged on the eastern coast of
Sicily. Tile path of the cyclone was
124 miles long and ev-erything in the
line of tile storm was destroyed. The
sea swept inland for several kilometres
loing enormous damage, whlile there
were violent submarie agitations
between Sicily amnd tile mainlland.
Along the railroad from Catania to
Palermo, the force of the cyclone was
such thlat r-ails were torn up and hurl
ad to a great distance. It is reported
rom Modica, :2 miles west southwest
from Syracuse, thlat a hundred bodies
have already been found, but that the
a umber of dead bc-lies swept away by
the torrent is unknown.
lie Fooled Them.
Clad in feminine apparel, with wig
nd veil to complete his disguise,
Simon Shimberg, of Syracuse, N. Y.,
or whom a warrant has been sworn
ut by Isac Libeoman for alleged for
ery attended the funeral of is fathler
nd successfully eludled tihe recogni
ion of two dletective whlo were watch
ing for him. Shimbers not only at
tended tile funeral. but rode in a hlack
with the oth~er mourners to tile ceme
ery and. when the function was
ver, he quietly got out of the city.
[Ie is charged withl forging tile name
>f (George Johnston on a nlote for
Short of Funds.
State Treasurer Jennings will have
to borrow $300,000 for cur-rent state
expenses this fall, thle full amountal
towed by law and still tile appropria
ions go on. The levy has been raised
from year to year and still tile ex
penses of the state incerease. TheC to
tal amount of tile deticit is expected to
be about $150.000 with no prospects
>f matters getting any better under
tie present method of large unnecess
try appropriations and high salaries
for public oflicials. It is up to the
next legislature to attempt a remedy
for- sonme of thlese evils but we can
nly judg-: the future by thle past -in
THE action of tile Ilepublicanl par
ty in virtually turning all thle colored
members out of tile par-ty in the
outhern states will result in a dlivi
sion of the colored vote inl the bor-der
states. Already there is a distinct
Iovemenit ,,f the colored voters of
:hose states toward tihe D~emocracy
id the result of it will be sein more
md more with the coming elections.
Eviuy ma n who votes inf the pri
naiy should vote In the genleral elec
:ioni, whether tihe nominees are is
hh-o or nlot
WRECED A HOTEL.
Frank McKie, Blows Up the Golden
Eagle With Dynamite,
THEN HE COMMITS SUICIDE.
Guests Blown from Their Beds. A
Young Wontan in the
Case, But Yet It is
The Golden Eagle hotel, on the
corner of New Jersey avenue and D
street Washington, D. C., was dy
namited Tuesday morning at 4.30
o'clcck by Frank McKie, one of the
guests. who subsequently committed
suicide. Between 20 and 30 guests
were thrown from their beds by the
explosion, but only the proprietor.
Louis Brandt. and his wife were in
jured. The roof of the building was
blown off and the falling wreckage
crashed through to the basement,
leaving the structure as if wrecked by
a tornado. Every pane of glass in the
building and the adjoining structure
was broken. The explosion called out
the fire department. The affair is
involved in some mystery. The pro
prietor gave a banquet Wednesday
night in honor of his wife, who had
just returned from Germany, and Mc
Kie was a guest.
MeKie had boarded at the hotel
four years and had been treated as a
member of the Brandt family, which
includes a daughter. Sophie, with
whom McKie, is said to have been in
love. Brandtd enies that there was
any understanding between the two.
McKie remarked Wednesday night
that he was going to wait until
Sophie returned from Germany with
her mother, and then he was going to
his old home in Philadelphia. Mrs.
Brandt and her daughter returned 8
o'clock Wednesday night. The at
tempt at wholesale murder followed
Thursday morning. McKie with
a pistol in his hand was seen by
an employe of a lunch room op
posite the hotel just before the
shots were tired. When the explosion
occurred a slight blaze sprang from the
debris, but it was quickly extinguish
ed by the firemen. Brandt and his
wife were quickly rescued before
many of the 30 guests of the establish
ment had reached the part of the
building in which McKie's room was
located. McKie, with a revolver in
in his hand, was found lying on the
floor, with his head in a pool of blood.
A bullet hole near the right ear had
caused instant death. Brandt was
bruised about the body and shaken up
badly and received a severe cut o:1 the
leg. Mrs. Brandt sustained bruises
about the body and a cut hand. When
the wrecked building was searched
Thursday enough dyuamite was found
in McKie's trunk to wreck a block of
buildings. There were six whole
sticks and parts of two or three broken
sticks, together with a box of caps
and a quantity of wire for long dis
tance explosion. He had had at least
nine sticks of dynamite in his posses
McKie was about 28 years old. He
we.s formerly of Philadelphia and had
relatives in Chicago. His brother,
Harry McKie, was killed in Chicago
last year, according to a telegram in
the dead man's room.
McKie was a machinist in the navy
yard here. but resigned on inheriting
upwards of $20,000 about four years
ago. This amount he said to have
lost on the races and his act is ac
credited by some to this loss. Detec
tives are investigating the case.
A WARM TIME
Toughs from Augusta Started a Row
on a Train.
The Augusta Herald says news
reached that city on Wednesday of a
riot on the excursion train run 3Monday
from Augusta to Savannah, via the C.
& W. C. and Coast Line by William
Kel ley. The excursion was of the
dark variety with two coaches reserved
for white people, and it was in these,
when the train was about ten miles
from Savannah, that the row occur
red. Two negroes engaged in a fight
and rushed into the white coach. One
negro called "Dynamite," and having
a bad reputation, broke a bottle over
his antagonist's head. Then the panic
began. 3Men rushed to quiet the
fighters, some with drawn pistols,
while the negroes resisted, with much
cursing and swearing. This of course
set the ladies screaming. The bellig
erents were quickly hurled out of
doors and thrown off the train, where
'they were left behind to have it out
as they felt disposed. As the train
was pulling away "Dynamite" at
tempted to again board it, when some
one in the crowd fired a single shot
from the rear, saying, "Kill the ras
cal. he's going to board the train
again." The negro was seen to fall
immediately after the fire and turn
over, but it was the general belief that
he was untouched and fell to keep
from being fired at agamn. The negro
passengers, when they heard that
their friend had been shot, became
very much infuriated and wanted to
avenge him by putting an end to the
party who did the shooting, but he was
quickly hid and several white men
cted as peacemakers at the earnest
request of the ladies to please have or
der and avoid a riot which seemingly
was pending. Everything was quiet
after that and the train pulled in as
peacefully as if nothing had occurred.
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 comn
patable with the best interests of our
overnment, and pledges the nominee
to Congress to exercise his best endea
vors to secure the greatest possible use
>f silver. Bryanism must be making
some headway among the Republicans
of the West. and there are occasional
signs of disloyalty to the standards of
The Florence Times says Ed Bryant.
Savannah negro who was hoboing
1ome was struck Wednesday night as
e was entering Fl1o~ence, by a piece
of wood that fell o1T 55. the evening
train from Wilmington. It seems
that he had gotten on a train at
Richmond and found it convenient to
get off at MIarion 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.
TlE Spartanburg Herald says
Speaker Henderson has evidently had
his ear to the ground and discerns the
approach of a tidal wave for tariff re
THE WESTERN TEACHER..
T.()ubles iupjerienced by3 Truxstees on
Account of Frequent Marriages. t
From The Placer Gulch. Idaho, IL
Daily, Palladium for September (:
We take pleasure in announcing that' 1
our school board has hired Miss Eunice o
Peters to take charge of the recently a
organized school. Miss Peters comes V
to us from the East highly recom- V
mended as an efficient teacher, and we P
welcome her to our bustling young tl
city. The children of Placer Gulch f(
are to be congratulated on the pleas- cl
ant and profitable year before them. it
With four churches already built, six e:
more projected, the foundation for the d
county jail laid and the best half-mile ri
race track west of the Missouri River sl
we are certainly booming. et
From The Palladium for September '
14: A pretty wedding was solemnized v
at high noon today when our popular t1
townsman, Jim Vance,led to the altar P
Miss Eunice Peters. of Grammar s<
School No. 1. They will begin house- o
keeping on Grubstake Avenue. The
school is necessarily closed for the pre- 7
sent, but our wide-awake school board F
has already engaged another teacher. tt
From The Palladium for September ft
17: Miss Beatrice Hall arrived from n
the East last night and this morning c
took charge of our school. She comes t
highly recommended as an accom- o
plished teacher, and our children are e
again in their places. There are few P
things which do so much good as a
well-conducted school and Pacer Gulch
has one of the best.
From The Palladium for September
24: Our readers will rejoice to hear c
that another wedding has taken place
in our thriving community. Tom
Bankside is the lucky man, and his
bride is Miss Beatrice Hall, who has
had charge of our school. The event o
took place last evening and they have
gone to housekeeping on Laaiat Ave- d
nue. The school will open again next ,
week under the auspices of another o
teacher already engaged by our able b
school board. d
From The Palladium for September
26: Among the arrivals on the 8:30 C
train this morning was Miss Mary si
Clerkinville, an experienced teacher
from the East. She took immediate is
charge of ou r excellent school, and the a
pupils are again settled down to hard a
work. There is nothing in Placer
Gulch which is doing more to attract a
the right sort of settlers than our a
school. It was a wise investment on a
-the part of our taxpayers.
From The Palladium for October 1: n
Lightning has struck again, and this A
time Hank Plummer is the man who t
is hit. lie was married at 3 p. m. to f
Miss Mary Clerkinville, of the gram- n
mar school,which closed at noon. The
pupils will, however, have but a vaca
tion, as our stirring school board has a
telegraphed for another instructor.
The happy couple will begin house- E
keeping on Goldpan Avenue.
From The Palladium for October 4: i]
The busy hum of study again comes n
from our commodious :chool building. 3
Miss Katharine Jonfes having taken r
charge this morning. She comes from
East, where she has been a highly 1i
successful teacher. We congratulate n
all concerned. ci
From The Palladium for October 8: C
Married: Jones-Tompkins. At the d
residence of Mr. Peter Houston, by y
Reverend Short, John Tompkins to al
Katharine Jones. By the above it will
be seen that John has got a good help- 1:
mate and has the prospect before him i
of years of happiness. The presents
were numerous and costly. Mr. and y
Mrs. Tompkins have begtln housekeep- a
ing on Prairiedog Boulevard. The d
school will open once more Monday.
Our hustling school board, seeing li
which way the wind was blowing,hav
ing sent for another teacher the day u
From The Palladium for October 11:
We regret to report that the opening n
of Grammar School No. 1, announced
for this morning, will be delayed for t
some days. Miss Dorothy Sedgwich cl
arrived from the East to take charge
Saturday morning, as per schedule.
The prospect was good, and our hard- a
working school board were congratu
lating themselves, but, alas' yester day
the wedding bells rang gayly again c
when Dan Noble led Miss Sedgwlch to
the altar. They have begun house- b
keeping on Sitting Bull Avenue. h
From The Palladiom for October ~
13: Our school is once more open.
Miss Amelia Dobbs and Miss Harriet r
Comstock arrived Friday from the t
East. Both are experienced teachers v
and Miss Dobbs has already taken ~
charge of our school. Miss Comstock
will be held in reserve by our thought- 0
ful school hoard, and the prospect is C
now excellent for a year of profitable i
work by our many pupils.
From The Palladium for October a
16: Double Wedding-The M. E. n
parsonage was the scene of a most in- s
teresting double wedding this morning.
when Jack Bailey and Miss Amelia i~
Dobbs, and Bill Perkins and Miss a
Harriet Comstock, were united in h
holy matrinony. The Palladium con
gratulates all concerned except the t
school board. a
From The Palladium for October
18: It is our sad duty to chronicle an- P
other setback for us excellent gram-.
mcr school. Our experienced school r
board promptly engaged Miss Henriet.
ta Rose, of Cleveland, Ohio, on hear
ing the double wedding announced in
our columns. She was to arrive on h
the evening train yesterday, but Bob c
Hickett (Bob was always a hustler) tI
getting wind of it took Reverend Short :
and boarded the noon train for the
East. Bob and Reverend Short met
the westbound train at Silver City and
before reaching Placer Gulch Bob and
Miss Ross were married by the rever
end gentleman. a'
From The Palladium for October T
20: Glad Tidings- At last the school- ec
maam question is settled. This T.
morning Miss Bessie Poindexter takes ca
charge. She is from Washington Di. so
C., and comes highly recommended. yc
She has given bond in the sum of sy
500 that she will not marry before F:
June 15 next.
From The Palladium for October
22: Unfortunate Event-Yesterday tl:
before breakfast Jeff Harrison called vi
on our school board and informed them ar
that Miss Poindexter wished her bond it
declared forfeited. lHe deposited $500 S'
in cash and drove rapidly away. Two of
hours later he and Miss Poindexter Ml
were married at the Baptist parson- st;
age. They will begin housekeeping on e~
Amelter Avenue. P
From The Palladium for October t
2:3: New Deal-Uncle Abner Pulver- tC
hook left for the East this morning ~
bearing.a commission from the school
to secure a teacher for our school. It
is undestood that a good stiff age so
limit is part of the contract. Uncle v
Abaner should be a splendid man for I
the work. He is not only an ex- thU
perinced business man; but is strictly in:
honest, and was a teacher himself for g
several terms over forty years ago. jmi
From The Palladium for October he
bner Pulvcrhook repiort a bright ou
ok He has secured a lady in Philadel
bia for our school, and will arrive In
few days. Uncle Abner is unable
state her exact age, but he writes
iat she owns up to fifty-eight. and he
?inks she is older. This settles it.
From The Palladium for October 31:
oiled Again-Our school board went
ver to the station last evening with
brass band to meet our new teacher,
'ho was to arrive in charge of our
ell known townsman. Uncle Abner
ulverhook. As the train steamed in
ae band got into position and waited
>r the signal to begin but just as the
bairman of the board started to give
Uncle Abner alighted and hastily
plained that he and the lady had
ropped off at Pittsburg and got mar
led. The band struck up Mendeols
non's wedding march, and all pro
eded to the Headquarters House,
here a sumptuous wedding supper
ts served. An attempt to interview
he school board to learn their future
lans was a failure. Though diligent
arch was made by our reporter not
ue of the gentlemen could be found.
From The Palladium for December
Professor Hiram Poplance, of St.
'aul, has been hired by the new board
take charge of our school. Pro
ssor Populance comes highly recm
iended. He has a wife and seven
hildren. will be a valuable addition
our society. The members of the
Id school board have all been releas
d as cured, no more trouble is ex
THEIR RELIGIOUS VIEWS.
ur Presidents and the Church to
Which they Belonged.
George Washington was a member
f the Episcopal Church, and was a
reat believer in prayer, is as evi
enced by numerous messages. One
,as: "The blessing and protection
f Heaven are at all times necessary,
ut especially so in time of public
anger and distress." He also said:
Though I am a member of the
hurch of England, I have no exclu
John Adams was a Congregational
;t, and came of a long line of Puritan
ncesters, but was liberal in his views
s to religion.
Thomas Jefferson's ideas on religion
re difficult to classify. He was an
dmirer of the great Tom Paine, the
gnostic, and was denounced from
(ew England pulpits as a "Godless
ian," but a letter to Mrs. John
Ldams shows that he believed in fu
ure life, where "we will meet our
riends," and his life was a strictly
ioral one. He belonged to no church.
John Quincy Adams was a Congre
ationalist, like his father, and wrote
Madison and Monroe were both
piscopalians In good standing.
Andrew Jackson was notoriously
religious in his early manhood and
iature life. As a youth at Salisbury,
C., he is described as "the most
>aring, rollicking, horse-racing, card
laying, mischievous fellow that ever
ved in the town." After his retire
ient from the Presidency he became
onverted and joined the Presbyterian
hurch, his dying words being: "My
ear children and friends and ser
ants, I hope and trust to meet you
11 in Heaven, both white and black."
Martin Van B3uren never made re
gions profession, but was a man of
William Henry Harrison was an
piscopalian of strong convictions,
hich prevented him from fighting
John Tyler was also an Episcopa
James K. Polk made no profession
ntilhe was on his death bed, when a
[ethodist clergyman baptized him.
Zachary Taylor apparently gave the
iatter of religion no thought, but his
ife was an Episcopalian and he con
ributed to thie support of that
Millard Filmore was a very quiet
nd pious man, who affiliated with the
Franklin Pierce was an Episcopal
James Buchanan was always pious,
Ut didn't join the church until after
is retirement from the Presidency,
hen he became a Presbyterian.
Abraham Lincoln was profoundly
~verential, and, though uncommitted
any creed, he was essentially a de
ut believer. Both his parents were
Andrew Johnson was not a member
any church, but a tacit believer in
hristianity. H~e inclined to Method
Ulysses S. Grant was a Methodist,
ad extolled for his piety by his biog
Lphers, though he was never demon
Rutherford B3. Hayes wvas a Method
t. lie was active in church work,
d was for many years a steward in
James A. Gaffield was a member of
ie Christian church, and was quite
tive in all good works.
Chester A. Arthur was an Episco
Benjamin Harrison was a Presbyte
an and active in church affairs.
Grover Cleveland is a Presbyterian.
William McKinley was a Methodist.
ec was a steward in his church when
a died. It is very doubtful if a more
nsecrated Christian ever occupied
ie presidential chair than William
Theo. Roosevelt is a member of the
utch Reformed church.
A Fatal Duel.
In a duel early Wednesday morning
Ocala, Fla.. Moses Brown and WV.
.Frierson, Brown was shot and kill
I and Frierson dangerously wounded.
le troub~le is said to have been
used by Brown's attentions to Frier
ns wife Brown was a prominent
>ing business man of Ocala. Public
mpathy appears to be entirely with
TUE Spartanburg Herald says: "In1
i shower of bouquets that is being
sited on Governor-elect Hleyward
id he deserves them every one-let
not be forgotten that Miles U3. Mc
veeney has made South Carolina one
the best governors we ever had. Mr. I
cSweeney has managed the ship of
ate most adroitly. lie has risen to
'ry emergency and he has done his
ert towards restoring harmony be
reen the waring faction by adminis
ring the office impartially." We
artily endorse the above.
THE Atlanta .Journal says a MiS
uri farmer saw in a paper an ad-1
rtisement of a fire escape for $2.
e sent the $2 and received a copy of
e New Testament. And. still, he
sists. that he was swindled. Which'
Cs to show that a man will pay t
ore to escape an incipient blaze than s
will to avoid an eternal contlagra- s
Frnch Ch f Who Was Out f Pke
with Buffalo Bill
The Man of Many Meals Soon Caftta
to Be Regarded as an Expeasive
Luxury in the Western
Some years ago, when Col. Cody
started on a tour of the Rocky moun
tains as the host of a number of for
eign military officers, having teen
feted by them in their clubs and
homes, he was anxious to cater to
their' every taste and comfort le
in camp life on this side of the great
pond, relates the Detroit Free Press.
1lls orders were to spare no ex
pense, and. among the "luz'id'
taken along was a French chef with
a record and a price. He was .ecured
from the Brown Palace hotel in Den
ver, Louis 1'ierre Gascirgue was his
name; but tor the long trail, and the
generous price paid to him. "C
plunks a week," a cowboy said the
chef consented to be called "Gas" for
He had the selection of the canned
goods to be carried along, and turtle
soup, of the very best, M. Gas or
dered, and it took an extra wagon to
hold them. The chef was radiant in
a snow-white suit and cap. and pre
sented the appearance the first night
in camp of a ghost, and was regarded
with superstitious suspicion by the
cowboys and others of that ilk.
"Gas" set in to show the wild west
erners a thing or two in the culinary
art by his first camp dinner. He had
a patent cooking stove, the wide
world for a kitchen with heaven for
a roof, while china, fine linen and
wines were right at hand. Six o'clock
was the dinner hour that first ni;t
at the base of the San Francisco
mountains. and Gas was in raptures
over his dinner. Buffalo Bill, the
host, looked serio:s, the guests iore
so. Such a dinner they could get in
any club in a city, but they did not
say so. if they did keep up a devil of
a t-nirig. It was not what Col.
Cody liked, but it was what he
thoughlt he ought to have for his dis
tinguished guests. The latter stood
it for two days and then went on a
"I say, Cody." ventured Sir St. John
Mildray, major of the Grenadier
Guards. "do you call this wild west
ern camp fare and cooking? You see,
we are all half dead w~ih dysp::psia
now, and thought we would get some
good. wholesome food on this thou
sand-mile trip in the saddle with
The others joined in the chorus to
the same elfcct, while monsieur, the
chef, looked as solemn as a country
parson's horse. As for Col. 'ody, he
beamed with delight, said t'hnt Rocky
mou:itain trails cud table d'hote din
ners didn't mix well, and Gas was at
once given leave to go along, as he
couldn't be sent back, as an orna
ment, a useless acquisition, and two
scouts were installed as cocks. And
with the cihef, the canned goods,
china. fine linen and the stove were
sceled! up in the wagon, a'd tin platesI
arAd cu:s were brought forth.
?~d soch cookirag as the-se scouts
did em:'!d rot be improved upon. while
Col. C'ode showved tha~t he was a first
cass coro!: himnself. He conid throwv a
fliiir-rk from a frying pan into the
a~ nfeet, turn it over a:Mi ha'.e it
coi'ie down on the other side, never
o.:e:- making a miss and falling into
th .ire. The guests tried to learn
this trie'k, but it was found too ex
pesras they never m'necd the fire,
but always the frying pan. M. Louis
P'erre Gascirgue could not be pre
vaied upon to taste any of the fron
tier cooking, but stuck to his soups
anid plum puddings, while he looked
as ;hough he had buried his best
friend. He sought excitement in rid
ing a broncho, and was thrown daily.
He took to a wagon and was upset,
after which he walked, dropped be
hind, and was scared nearly to death
by the Indians. One day he stood
looking up disconsolately at the sun
and said in a funereal tone: "Dat sun
do shine for all persun, but it do not
just seem to shine for me."
When the long trail ended at Salt
Lake City the French chef was the
only one of the party who had indi
gestion, and lie drowned his sorrows
by getting gloriously drunk, hence
was happ'y for the time being. But
Col. Cody braced him up and returned
him to Denver, having paid well for
a "luxury," not to be taken on a
Rocky mountain trail.
Inventa to Bar Intruder.
Nervous travelers who dread sleep
ing in unknown houses will welcome
the so-called 'vigilant dragon."
which is not unlike a sn ll bras's
shelled tortoise. It is. in fact, a
:ome-gong table bell, with spiked
legs and with a spiked dragon's head.
When a bedroom door is closed the
spikes are placed in the floor and
against the door, and then the
dragon's tail just touches tihe floor.
'his tail is connected w:th the bell
lapper, so that if anyone endeavors
to open the door from the icu:de an
bstacle is met with, and the alarm
s given. When the anxious watches
f the night are over the "vigilant
ragon" becomes a reposeful bell for
the writing table.-London Express.
In western Europe, and particular
ly in Germany, the employment of
notors utilizing gases from blast fur
aes is increasing. It is said that
the use of these gases, which is not
o common in England or the United
States, eirects a considerable saving
in the cost of founding. The motors
thus driven are employed principally
for actuating air compressors and
Appeal for the Orphans.
We have been asked to give place to
:he following appeal from'-the super
ntendant of the Epwcrth orphanage:
t should. and doubtless will meet
ith a hearty response:
Dear Friends: We find it necessary
o again call attention to the condi
ion of our treasury and to ask you
or immediate help for our large or
hanage family. Contributions for the
2nth of August have been less than
ne-half of the amount necessary to
eet a month's expenses. and our
eptember contributions are small
d few. The generous responses to
ur June appeal helped us to bridge
ver August. but we are now facing
nother crisis and we ask you to re
leve us from embarrassment and save
s from want. Shall our orphan chil
ren stretch out their hands to you in
aiy Have you ever helped themy
Vill you do so nowy
B. W. Wharton, Supt.
PEsIDENT Roosevelt says that
political parties are formed for some
hing else than spoils." However.
ggests the Columbus Sun, "spoils
em to be the main cohesive power
'Thteves Set What They steal in Nes
No with Knowlddge of Public
In the City of Mexico there is a
place known as the thieves' market
that has a large patronage, some of
it coming from presumably respect
able and honest citizens. That such
a place should exist in any city ap
pears almst incredible, yet it con-.
ducts business with the full knowl
edge of the police. and with that of
every resi lent of the city. What is
nioe. says the Chica ^o Chronicle, it
is directly opposite one side of the
national palace, the winter home of q
President Diaz, and is only one block
from the offces of the city adminis
tration. And it is no small estab
!ishment, either, such as might be
overlooked, for it occupies a court as
hir e as a city block, and is crowded
from morning to night with persons
who are looking for bargains, and
know that the place to find them is
in the "thieves' market."
Naturally, the thieves themselves
do not act as the salesmen for the
stolen goods. They keep out of
sight, and either dispose of the
stolen goods for a lump sum to the
hucksters or allow them to sell for
them on commission. In either case
the thief gets little, the'dealer is
content with a small profit and the
goods. whose original owner is, un
known, can be obtained for a tenth
of their value.
To the visitors to Mexico the mar
ket is well worth .a visit, even if
scruples of conscience should prevent
ti'e purchase of what are admittedly -
stolen goods. There will be no trou
ble in finding the place.
Any policeman or any citizen will
direct you to it. It is just east of
the Zocalo - the park of the
peons - and across the street
from the south front of the national
palace. Even with this knowledge-.
you mif-ht pass but a high wall, such
as surrounds many of the private
homes. But at the end of the wall
is a huge pate, large enough to drive
a loaded truck through. Passing
throu"h this gate you enter the mar
ket. It is a big. open court, stone
paved and surrounded by buildings
on three sides and by the wall on
the fourth. Scattered over this, ar
rangred in streets, are the booths,
where the stolen goods are displayed
for sale. These stalls are crude
affairs. Usually they consist of a -
few boards, laid on supports which
raise them two or three feet off the
ground. Sometimes the -goods are
piled up carelessly on the stone pave
ment. But over each of them is the
awninr of coarse cotton cloth, sup
ported on rough poles. which the
Mexican huckster invariably has.
('rockery, tinware, cutlery and
cooking utensils form one of the
stnles of the market. There is al
we a denand for these among the
poor, and so the ratero gathers
them in wherever and whenever he l
can, knowing that they will find a
ready sale. And.it is not only the
poor who buy these things. One
restaurant proprietor in the city
whose place is one of the l'argest
there, admitted that nearly all his
table knives and forks as well as the
pots and pans used in the kItchen
were bought by him in the thieves'
market, lie is a regular visitor to
the plnee, and not long. ago he picked
up a bargain in the edible line for
his customers in the shape of a
yone pig, which some enterpriuirg
theif had gathered in.
Hiow long the thieves' market will
ex!st es it does now there is none to
tell. It is an old institution, and no
one thinks of interfering with it.
Now and then a stranger, hearing
of its hature for the first time, won
dors how the city authorities can al
low it to do business as it does. But
the native Mexican and the acelim
atized foreigner accept it as it is,
ard instead of objecting to it find it a
very convenient place in which to
pick up a bargain and save them
selves considerable money.
New Papal Decoration.
In future all Roman Catholics who
go to the Holy Land will have the right
to wear a special decoration which has
just been created by the pope. Itecon
talns a cross which resembles the cross
of the holy sepulcher, to which is at
tacht d a small medalbearing theem~gy
of Leo Xll. and the words "Leo XIII.
creavit anno MCM." On the cross it
sef there are also several other in
scriptions. The pontifical decree says
that this decoration is to be worn on
the lef t side of the breast, and is to be
he~d in position by means of~a red and
white silk ribbon. It also says tha;
the decora tion wi:1 be conferi-ed on pil-U
grims by Father Giannini. guardian of
the hoiy sepulcher, who has been au
thorized to do so by the sacred congre.
gation of the propaganda. A diploma
will be given with each decoration,
and no applicant who is a Roman
Catholic and wvho is really going to
the Holy Land will be rejected. Pope
Leo has ordered that no one is to
wear this decoration in public except
in his presence or on the occasion of
solemn church festivals or while mak
ing a pilgrimage.-Chicago Tribune.
Done in Colors.
Clara-i~ was surprised to see so
much paint on your face lat night.
[ never saw anything like it in my
Maude--Well, if you can't aftord to
buy a mirror I'll lend you one.-Chi
ago Daily News.
Palette-I tell you, times are pret
y bard when a good artist has to get
job as a waiter.
Snmiley-Yes; he's like the foolish
ervant in the parable-burying his
alent in a napkin.--Town and Coun
William Hlooper Young. charged
with the murder of Mrs. Pulltger in
New York was arrested at Drby,
onn., disguised as a tramp. He
ade a full confession to the police.
He declared Charles Simpson Eiling
urdered the woman. He says the
oman came to his room and Eiling
vas there. Hie went out to get whis
ey, and when he returned the deed
Lad been committed.. He had made
i. wound in the stomach, but the sight
f blood frightened him. and he then
hrew the body in a closet. The next,
lay he threw it in Morris canal.
Saturday night about 11 o'clock in
~ront of Mr. J. M. Pennington's store,.
bout eight miles below Green Pond,
n Colleton County, Jacob Gilliard and
red Lagare, two negroes. were scut
ling over an old musket when the gun
as discharged. The load took effect
the neck of a negro named Edwards
vho was standing near by. Edwards
ied from the effects of the wound in
bout two hours. Magistrate Hug
tins was notitied and will hold the in
uest. Gilliard and Legare are both.