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And t"~ tr
A nd listen :,o the vauter
Of the soft rainr
Ever tinkle w; h
Has an ecln- 1111h.
And a thouSan.. am m S
Into bus .. :
e'Cave tL ir air thra to wo f
As I listen to t, nattcr
OI the rain up n the roxf -
And another comes to thrill me
With ier y es' delicious b ue:.
And forget 1. gazing on her.
That her heart was all un e
I remember that I love (.
As I may ne'erlvea
And my heart's
To the patter
Now in mem'y c m :oI.
As she used in \ears agone.
To survey her darliu areaimers
Ere she left them till the dawn:
0: I see her leaning o'er me.
As I list to this retrain
Which is played upon the shingles
By the patter of tio.e rain.
There is naught hi art's bravuras
That can work wi I) such a spel
In the spirit's pure. deep fouitains
Whence the holy passions swel.
As that melody of Nature,
That subdued. subduim strain.
Which is played upon the shinles
By the patter of the rain.
The Iwo Ofpralan.
C Il.PTEiR XVI.
sYMPATHY AND LOvE-.
Pierre and .Jacjues retun aed as soon
as the doctor had gone away. and 1ae
ques, who :ad vaited long for soieI
"Well, mother. how is businessy"
This quest ion had reminded the old
woman of the money the doctor had
given Louise. and she said quickly a-,
she opened the poor girl's hand witih
no gentle force:
"Yes-yes: what did the doctor give
"That, madame," replied Louise, as
the old hag took the money. This
was Jacques' opportunity. and he was
not a man to let, such a chance miss
Before his mother could tell of what
amount the coin was, he had taken it
from her. and after examining it, ex
"Gold! What thieves these doctors
must be: it's a gold piece," and he
coolly put it into his pocket. and was
about to go away, when his mother
"But that is mire."
"Eh? never mind, mother." he said,
as he put his arm around her neck.
and forced her to go with him. "'ll
treat you to some brandy..
"With my own money. brigand.
said the old woman, completely molli
fied by her son's small show of a trec
tion, and perfectly willing to accom
pany her villain of ason on his orgy.
But a thought of busindis came over
her just as she was Ieaving. and she
turned long enough to say in her shrill.
angry voice to Louise:
"Look you, they will be comning~ out
of the church soon: now sing out loud.
No laziness, mind what I say. for 1'li
be watching you."'
"Yes, madame,'' replied Louise.
"Pierre: Where is that lazy scamp?"
cried the old woman, who had not
seen the poor cripple who stood in the
angle of one of the builuings, unt il her
voice called' him to come forward.
"Here, put her on the church steps."'
"Yes, mother." said Pierre. going
toward the blind girl, thankful of an
opportunity even of touching the in
nocent girl's hand.
But Jacques was opposed to his do
ing even that, for as Pierre was about.
to take hold of Louise's wasted hand.
he pushed him rudely aside, and in a
rouoh voice, said:
"&ever mind, Cupid. yo'. need not
trouble yourself. I'lltake care of her."
Louise shrunk from his touch, but
never let such trifles as that deter him:
in fact, he preferred that even the
sound of his voice should give pain.
and taking her rudely by the hand, he
led her to the steps of the church, and
stood for a moment looking at her.
-'Yes-yes," he said. hal1 to himself.
"she is devilish good-looking, consider
ing she's blind."
"You stay here, and see that no one
speks to her," said the old woman to
"I will watch her:" replied the crip
ple, with a look of devotion to the poor
girl such as one might give to the pic
ture of the Madonna.
"There's no danger that he'll let
- n~~-iy one run away with her, is there.
Cupid?" laughed Jacques, as he started
off with his mother.
For some time after mother and son'
had gone away, Pierre si oud gazing o~n
the wasted form of the poor blind girl.
while the great t ears of sympathy and
love filled his eyes and trickled down
his distorted face.
Seated upon the cold stone steps.
which were covered with snow a~nd ice.
and with scanty clothing to shield her
from the piercing wind apo falling
snow, the poor girl shook wth the
cold like one in an agure tit.
It was a sight which cut the honcst
tender Pierre to the heart. but yet. he
had nothing with which to cover her,
save the ragged coat which he wore.
and the loss of that would leave his
body almost naked.
* Only for a moment did he hesitate,
and Ithen, drawing off the only gar
ment in which there was any warmth.,
he went toward Louise.
"I am so very cold." shivered the
poor girl, as she tried to wvrap the mis
erable sack she wore more closely
Pierre covered her wit h the coat, and
stood exposed to all the mereiless fury
of the storm, thankful that he was
able to do her this service.
"Is that you. Pierrey'' asked the
young girl. asshe felt him cocvering her
with the garment.
"Yes, mamuzelle." replied the eri pple.
breathing upon his tingers, which were
rapidly becoming purple from the im
"Yes, it must he y.ou. Piere you
are the only one who rs kind tO me.
But this is your coat." she said as she
felt the garment. "What wil voud
without it. Pierr'e?"'
"Oh. ill do very well without it.
mamzelle," r'epliied Pierre. vainly t ry
ing to keep his teeth fromi ehamttelrmg.
and at the same t ime te.lling aI fase
hood in order to induce the gicrl to'
keep the coat. "1 have a jacket, ad
a woolen waistcoat, and nmy-oh. that
is only my overcoat. _Besidt, I1a
Even wile the honest',o Iellow was
speakingr he w'as obliged io move arround"
to keel) the blood in c ircul&ation. Le
was so rapidly becom in" cilled
IPierre, sarid Lourise. earncstly.
"w ithoult yzou I shold die wt .it hut
your help 1 shouldn' hav streng'thr to
endure my suiferig
Ag'ain the tear cameI mi'h rp
ple's eye&: but thi ilm the were
He was h' appy at the nore *iyh;ic
Louise uttered for they sow*' h I
that she thioughrt o' him. ' eprnd ti n(
himnd h'u's ht, whchws ' a
"'I know. ther maker'' Iou wretenen.
he said, sadly. ' y Iear ie a
the sufTering's ihc n ue Vc ou: 1~
Iam ilplessh . I cair dc
shIb was a t ly 0om
- tIi r ti' , ie
n-i f .
S'i Wa 1 L
:'n 1no accustonUed to su''eri
11 they nt l'eO ave i' th I c! i 1r
Mt to s'anUtan SWove 1 1eie 10 l
But. l . a s I u. t : or die a d.
Iilmy hop e of..ying my dear lia:
el Ir wi'''' q1010,
\'e once pthere.ilti rleelte
ier wI'. of VO w I1clo
nidt! words S. ti t ":_ l'it - l:he
fol a nio hent be was eaae' to thin
"haevon the se in igt of herd
ig her as e dara. Ien s
ou tLe: me une11 th1e oeana
prais -n , r0 ta p 'li icti ae, s e le -
od' msi t e: w have ot ogh of 1.
handc in deepestineysir. Tfh ha
tierlr shaps :r th ins aof eor he
Butd.m ithen old bre pas fin
fore. lUue.Im an idea Iq.
ut annd me. aond gooiy lioe iO
por al frl.m on te <1trcer of he
hear ta in he r psaps som day ly
voi-e myreachi my Sister's ears. I,
wir ing a smo sang We loarnet'
toge-t her, anll' when, 1 1iih I ilCry
Pierte fIered et is myher should
Louie: er yo nt hear Me. wenr te
As nhe porir thures rephed si
:rv wih.eb she loped ywold lead her to
ber dear siter, her voice unconscios
ly arose to a louder pitch. until the
Tswords wover, ad with aller
stregi, akd sh seemed to in k
that even there she might be heari by
A te same time trc orgml fronI
the churh bswened out a hymn of
praise lo God that seemcd almost lie
mockery, for hewr, ar the very teps of
God's temple, was there not one of IT is
children in deepest diesp-air, whio had
boen cursed by pian, aid sutleriig an
aIe.vtion which God prd visited upon
her. perhaps for the sins of her ther?
But the Ways of G d are past finding
)ut. and in His own goo! time He will
pour is ihen upon the stricken one s
heart, and in the funess Of Hie i-ov
ereove all sorrow and care from her
Pierre feared lest hs mo thor should
hear her cry. and hie knew by tihe
sound fi t she organ that tho service
was conaluded, therefore hte said.
t"ush. Louise, ihey wll hear you.
Thatarvice: ov arnddohrwl
sad coin ack ttat akh o in
Grids ifse des what isear meaning
0hat wixead me."'Adbedngo
nthe poor g r~se atue oMycid
can youse nthre obgn opur"to
ihrh madshing withs ou ts' ough.h
sad nser.h orhpr:hywr
Pornuhocid ewimed the out
Do o whichtye. piesadin stila
ighto sher minds. cai thy a'nd loe
from the ofrisocrahiledwh whwas -
eding erlier awe.
at menothe lastharo as lsenfomihe
bTeo'o a he Countess d~e Lln' a in
ard-eatud uold hface as he olsame
but hver rate tl Heaunt rstr
met mycid.' sh~e~ sa, hal t he.
grea saod song whmichus wic tine
aniit warange ien emotionsn rbra tha
"ht aei'c: Hwtne n o
sad: It'iol awakes pi dkin to pin.
Traileos evel wiha iswth seandn
onthe poor igr'aadshe aste:t"ypcihi
"No~imadame."Ool h.wh was ow,
ingoar inied!"~ort ex ae the oon
''oyou pity me, m~ ad ame?"nd
Lise asda theuestioni almost ''An-s
ro m.thaisoti lay gwhos wa s
for te" idgr poesefl
"arda grip upon ear'' adshed tew
halt 30thrn rc ihrd. waistnn
lar- fatured: haxehas eh ousn.
brain woners ato tehe rke totrast11
>e wen sphe to heo. ~ c it
wahe ahiing er Id ghr qust io.i'D .o
hiy earo s madame? aroud all enioi
ofes alwngs led kni~ownt to have.
id girlws w ihL eiet emtio'Acn that
he anwd:'''1twlSidc n
ur ich poo gir'serad she ~o'Iv stopped
ars t'eind lady.'reardles ofith
oximtof the ,olidi ha, who wa's o
ountesfe wrtiched. i r~v('
Youpit me b' eaue.m hiind.'i l t'
e1 tid in atoucin Lo~iN. "Alas.
iadame. tatr is roiant ieaet mis
orltue. xedj* AL~ wl
:hid.I m ich prhpsI in- 'li
.t i ~ ' i'i' dard: eel ied Lo its.
t r eacingl rslOo el'e toytoI i
ady1t wil poe he in' ''Uch pi'ting'
>f alown ih onestin1op
alind irl's ende arm beineen he
burtwhic caued ihe por i to iry
Li l0 W NIT
10;:191 10 repi. 1011 l "l hervi ou
r! -in a. bne;I o' -e brea A -B .
.is if s was aIte I Iwith a exce
of othrlyhe. s A- peol ow wint
, *1 a I 'll d ,
) wr' he' ebln 1-r anl ude
ir..I ofI 1uk
VAm' i a manner.Ill \ha aud ls
i''-i m a 1t intnsve ain. :all' her l
-'nkl, 1l , 1 '. o-z' ! Lo r 'Ire:I 0
An i o I A"e Nlmst irv ' dI1 i II v(
*p il :1.1 at- IIiV S ilvl
~ T N w !t h1'er falsm
W31on of tenderns, Ahe aUkd -tor.%
voui;l Seen 1mor ropeir toa1-y. answer
edi for Louise: .
"t'rtain!. 1 s i t so. Im* de .a 1.
--She ln o be ill'. andsu( em:
-aid i ih cot, 2ess. as site s\w how: bad
!v tilt pCoor giri i re'Imed. andwltrb
t ha et ion. feaed t- i h t i' a:i k
-'a: e VAu 16n: . I '1ai. lU 1lI.VACIt.
anli co1ud~ vbta as the
re:sonwhyLouse al not: answ\ered
. .sou:- ilke ou
my lai . nag pity on h,,*." rpliII he
olo wina'n. in h'r vhnin vo VOW hat
r: n101 i' ears. and even pa
eher to -ArNk awayv as ia mpInP"I.l
! She has a nice.. ,oWd hom. aven I
.s the old hung ased I his quest ion of
Louise esli clultched her n: ir by
I lie arm1. and1 in a low. hl'arse vo".
-- e . fal rei Louis..
VLa i I "'sII C5 I I Co I It e." SlLUI e
gWn to have some suspiciont or the real
1state of af'irs. La Frochard stepped
in frnt of LouisC, and thus preveni ed
;ier fromf saying anything fulrther.
1 G ive tihis to your mot her. and, praY
for 1:e.' said the counI ess, as she h.nd
ed the poor girl a gold piece. and enter
e er sedan chair. and in a few mo
ients W; ou t of Siill
Until the chair in which the coun
tess was seal (d was out of sight. Moth
er Froclar(i watched it narrowly. and
st ood in a motherly sort of at t it'ude
near Louise: but as soon as the last one
of the servants in the De Linieres
livery had turned the corner. she grasp
ed the money eagerly and with no
"Ah. a louis. another golden piece.
L has been a good day, after all."
And carefully placing the money in
her capacious pocket the old wonan
looked anxiously around to see which
one of the many streets that met at
the square offered the best facilities
for her busineCss.
At length she decided on her route.
and going up to Louise. she sei::ed her
roughly by the hand, then gave her
I arm a pinch by way of reminder. and
i said, inl her hard. stern voice:
''Come oin now. and sing out. Sing,
I tell you:"
Tbnis commi~anlded. the poor girl be
gun ini a low voice that t remblied with
uppresed emiotijon, and the two walk
ed slowly away. while the old hag coil
inue~fd her shilli. monotonous cry of
"'Charity. good people. charity for a
or blind girl'
Jlacque~s and Pierre had been silent
witnesses of the scene between the
countess and Louise. and nothing but
tile numb1e11r of people that were pass
ing prevenlted -lae~jlues adinig tihe
louis given by the counltess to some
WXhenl La Frochard and Louise went
on t heir way P~err'e siartedi to follow
them. in or-der that he ight have
the satisfaction of gaziing upoin the
slight form of tile blind girl, if only
frmadistance: but he astopped~t by
Jacq ues' brut al voice:
"'Stop:" he cried, ill an an.:ry tone,
"I have a word to say to y'our
For an instan tI he cripple did 1not
heed t he voice but thle I bought of
whallt h1.5isr troier mlight do cause~d him11
to stop. turnl half round, and ask:
"I forbid you to follow Louise:" ex
laimed Jacues. in ain angry voice.
"What you foirbid" asked Fierre. as
if he doubted thatt lhe had heard
"Yes, and forbid you to even think
This time .Jacques' vo'iec was full of
raie. and he looked as if he was about
to spring upon his deformed brotherd.
Iand kill hun t henl and there, because
be eVen dared to cast his eyes in the
di rection lie blind girl had ta:ken.
It was evident that this brute of a
man111 who knew no0 other pleasure 1 ban
irinking. or mlakingi othieissuitfer. ha d.
in his brut al wvay. fallen ini love wAilh
tie poor i. whiomi he Ldelight ed to
"Jacute. can not help it: said
"Yo wo l ot be tocul o-no.
Jacues. Why are you so) cruel '
"Nve mind why: I forbid youi that
ienough:l if vou (lure 1.o disobey meC.
11 1>n-ai'k those. 11 nSSIIapen legs over
As hie said this, lhe delail 111e poor
11ri)p)le a cruel blowv. whichl knocked
im r down, as a nilid way of enforc ingl
"A\h: ki Imie---i-ill ime, if yon will.''
Sai P11tieire. as he slowly arose fronm the
round, and in a low voice lhe added: 1
"I~i I do love her. and vou' cani tnot I
Jacqlelues cast a look of scorn and eon
tempt at the cripple who stood shiv er
inY like one Cin an agiue tli. and the Cl1
ligtingt an inseparable com panion-a 1
sortI elay pipe--mnoved aa in the
dieedon of the nearest 'aharet.
1o ai Ie mt. ~omeInts thel poor1 boy,
wh!o shiouild hav'e protecte ld inlstead 01
IIeateni himi stood in da dejcd at-I
'itude. lie knew full well why Jiacques
hd forbidtden himn to t hin~k of Louise.
nd heshui ddered as he tc1houghta of ad- 1
(iitol 1 rue.lty' which the poor' girl t
.woul hav 10 sull1er. Itecauise o~f tile 1
oeL w ii1 Jaolqules--crnel, In i'd-i ea rt -
Id Jatcquets--had c-Once ived for he.'I
Lu on- i's l rr to WXasiington f romr1
Por RoyaIlX and Charleston . where' be I
wentitL inspect the naval property,
Secretar' Molorly told1 of the peculiar
gae hI an d Lieutenanit Commaiuunder
Stne.' . ti e Dol jh in ski pper. encounL1'
tered il o ;"ut hunt in1g. Th' e htter.
whotl is a S:Sh Caioliianif. !ied into a
c)vy oft p 1'tlridlges LLver a hedgeZ. Some
stray cshuot collidtd witht aI negro and
ts cilt ren. whol~ were in a nearbyl 1
ied ' i neL Ldarkley htalted the it.'re
tarX' and0 the villVeer wViIh a ''wX a.
thre.' who daLi Itou sh1-tin't No
onVa. I ur. but thle pa'i
th' secrtar'y purIchas1edl a - .o
the inegro Ialt anl advXan<l t ate to
soothte the latter's woundedl feelings.I
TaxF .itlant Jounal astks: ''HI
pat smfr l'.self to be maVde~ ridieu-l
lo* by tne man byt a IpophT who
tie Ia ln 'ihe A ugus.
Wiia I. *tr V:I. We wouald like
what lir nhdt o ihtelt
egr A;ssails a White Lady anid
She Kills Him.
THER COURAGE SAVED HE.
;;w l' cted !!r' Hnr' ur ani Pre
ta Tkin; of' ier
Vounn .n':., Lite. (Se
A sNfi''al dispatch from Camder. to
he Collumtbia Sm te ies the details of
das tardly attempt on the part if a
e h1v the name of Ned Kendrick
I'r)e..-- 11is way ( A ed neso-Iy night)
nto : t:oom, of 31:Ir. Eir E. Elliott,
L h ighly respectted and hardworking
.hite ladv Of alout fortv-five years
vie 1ives wiith her sin. a niheteen
:ear old lad. about four miles from
1laney. and 1-: miles .:om Camden in
Tlie negro reaped the due reward
ohis cr inal intent, as Mrs. Elliott
with undaunted courage tI hit would
iave done honor to any. killed him. at
wer dooyr step. The story as related by
:eiable parties. who live in West
ateree. is as follows: Mrs. Elliott's
Icarest neighb-r, Ned Kendrick. who
ived with his family about 100 yards
rem her1 house: the next nearest
ehbors were some white people.
thout, a quarter of a mile distant.
Kendrick had been living there ;ihout
bree years and had worked at the
Onu111et saw mill.
Mrs. ElliuLt's home consisted of one
'onom. occupied byv herse]f and a shed
%om. where AllenI Eil iott slept. opcii
ng into a back porch. On Wednesday
ight, b -t.ven 9 and it o'Ulock, Ned
Kendrick appeared in front of the
bhed ruon. began to curse youni
Eli tt. ired IT a piktol. and warned
iiM lie would shoot him if he poked
iis head out If the window. that he
had the right gang with him:? lie
hen went on to 'Mrs. .Elliott's back
loor tired his pistol again, cursed her
imd told her to keep quiet or he would
;hool her. lie then began to ha tter
town the front door with an axe. Mrs.
Elliott recognized Kendrick by his
;oice. and locked the back door just
is e entered the room, armed with a
ru and pistol: by the front door at
he same moment Allen Elliott rush
,d into the room through the door
just opened by his mother.
Then it was that Mrs. Elliott, in
mortal terror that the intruder would
oot her unarmed son, jumped at
Kendrick like a tigress and winding
er arms around him pinioned his
irms to his body. at the same instant
er son seized him by the throat and
began to choke him. In the scuffle
that followed all three fell and rolled
'ut of the house. Mrs. Elliott jumped
uip. wrenched the negro's pistol out of
his hand, and beat him over the head
with it till it broke and then crushed
his skull by hammering it with a rock
Lill e died.
Hadl it not been that the negro was
veakened by a spell of fever the out
:ome of the light would have been
Soubtful as he was. when in full
ealth, a powerful man. weighing ful
.y d pounds, and young Allen is an
:ergrown. not very strong slip of a
oy. Mrs. Elliott who has supported
erself and has raised her son unas
isted. by wvorking her little farm her
elf, enjoys the esteem and respect of
ill who know her.
The coroner's jury', Magistrate
lowen actingr as coroner, met Tihurs
Jay night and brought a verdict of
3xcusable hom icicle. On examination
f Kendriek's body it was found that
ie negro had tied up his shoe in old
ags, and had a quantity of matches
n his pocket. and it was also ascer
:ained that lhe had made arrange
nent to drive to Caimden early in the
norning. Lt is therefore presumed
:bat after killing young Elliott and
arrying out his sinister design on
Irs. Fi?ott, he intended to kill her
Iso. and then obliterate all traces of
he deed by setting lire to the house,
Died Amid Applause.
To die on the stage before a large
udience while bowing in acknowl
~dgement of an encore is the fate of
1iss Annie Reed,daughter-of Rev. F.
I. Reed. pastor of the Disciples
Thurch of South Butler. N. Y. Miss
leedl was an elocutionist and was giv
ng a series of readings away from
tome. She took part in an entertain
nent given at Lansinburg, near Troy,
S. Y. The young wo man had finished
selection, and in response to an en
ore. stood bowing before her audi
mee. Suddenly she igasped. threw up
1r hands and fell face forward upon
he stage. She did not- regain con
ciousness and died in a short time.
diss IReed's fa!! fractured her skull.
The had probably only fainted at first.
'he young woman was d1 years old.
A Precacher' Robbed.
A special from Lancaster to The
state says Rev. W. F. Little. who
ives about six miles from that town
iad the misfortune to lose about $650
mder singular circumstances. On
londiy he was in town and sold cot
on. That night he spent with his
'riend, M1r. D). F. Ihelms, who lives in
Vest Eud. He took with him that
iit all of the money in a small
ather grip, and before retiring sat
tn his bed andl counted the money.
\ext noining he awoke and the mon
was cone. The sash was up and
he blinds were closed. Two of the
attice pieces to the blinds had been
ut out and the grip had been cut and
e money taken out and the grip left
,ehind. So far there is no clue to the
ltev'engedl a MIurder.
A special from Favettville, N. C..
avs: Solicitor C. C. Lyon. who is
oding court here this week. received
teleram giving the news of a shoot
ug afair and a subsequent lynching
n ilen. The telegram is from
.lizabethtwn, and reads: ''1. Single
*arv. who resides three miles from
:ladenboro. was shot Mlonday night.
1 was carried to the hospital at
Vimington. Hie is supposed to have
eenI slut oy Ed D avis. The "no
enc" law caused the shooting. A
ette' recived Thursday says that
avis' house was broken into last
Jight and the property left intact.
)avis and his boy have disappeared
ntld it is thought they were lynebed."
M. Butler a llepubl ican represen
at~e froim Pennmsylvan ia, says the
ensv] via lI epublicans are utterly
ny s'd to tamperimng with the taiif
d hat he was 'onvincn(ed P'resident
]leveland's free tariT speech the
>tlher day at Morristown. New .Jersey.
.urned ver 50.000 votes to the iie
>blican party in Pennsylvania. From
in it woul seem(ii that Cieveland and
ot iryan is tihe .Ionahi of the Demo
a use for what was formerly a Sur
plus product has long since ceased to
ie a novelty. Yet some little inter
est i. being manifested in certain
qu trtLers in an industry but recently
developed in the middle west-the
utilization of ciorn cobs. Three or
ror phents devoted to this purpose
have- already been established. the
lar'est be ing in Indiana and using. it
is stated, something like a thousand
icaloads of cobs a year. These cobs
are lnelv ground. sacked and sent out
from the mills iabeled 'Corona'
though wvhere the product goes or
what it is used for seems wholly un
known. It hais been charged that
'Corona' forms the basis of certain
popular breakfast foods now on the
market. but we have seen no evidence
going to establish this as a fact. We
are reminded that there was a time
in this section, within the recollection
of men yet living, when cotton seed
were regarded only as an incumbrance
and ginners nut infrequently demand
ed of planters who brought cotton to
be ginned that they carry their seed
away with them. This requirement
the planters often managed to evade.
and in such instances it was customary
for the ginner to wait for a freshet
and then to shovel the accumulated
seed into the steam which furnished
the motive power of the ginnery. to
be borne off by the high water. A
few people had discovered that the
seed might but utilized as a stock food.
but generally they were regarded as
valueless. Today the cotton seed in
dustrv is one of the most important
of the southern States and the uses to
which they are put are manifold. In
the nature of things it is. of course.
impossible that corn corbs can ever
become correspondingly valuable, but
the attaching of any worth whatever
to a product formerly considered al
most valueless in noteworthy."
We Were Not Rebels.
Ex-President Grover Cleveland went
out of his way at a recent banquet in
New York City to hit the South a
backhanded slap. He might have
been a little more particular in his use
of words, if he does not care to be his
tori:ally correct. In saying 'when
the government was threatened with
armed rebellion' he used an expres
sion that was both inaccurate and of
fensive to the Southern people. The
Richmond Times states the case ex
actly and accurately when it says the
South was not in rebellion against
the government. The Confederate
states exercised their rights as sov
ereign states to quit the Union and
set up a government of their own.
Tney did not threaten the United
States government. They did not
propose to make war on the United
States government nor to storm the
capital at Washington. They propos
ed to set up a government for them
selves, as they had the constitutional
right to do, and they armed them
selves and fought because the troops
of the United States government un
lawfully and maliciously invaded
their territory. There was no rebellion
about it. and -Mr. Cleveland knows it.
As Mr. Cleveland sent a substitute to
do his tighting for the Federals dur
ing the war, he is the last man in the
country that should refer to the war
in any way.
A Horrible Story.
New York detectives are trying to
ti:id a New York branch of the
syndicate, which according to Philadel
phia disciosures, is operating for the
purpose of procuring girls abroad to
send to the chief cities of this coun
try for immoral purposes. The Ger
matn amnbasse'dor in Washington,
through the German consul at Wash
ington, furnished the Philadelphia
police with information which led to
an investigation, and Thursday night
a score of houses were raded, and posi
tive evidence was obtained. As a rule
small prices are paid for girls. The
agents come to New York to meet the
victims when they land, then send
them over the country. New York
detectives .said Friday that the Phila
delphiia raids recalls the famous red
district investigation in New York.
It is reported that conditions in Balti
more are as bad as in New York and
-Work of a Sharper.
A negro man wvent to the home of
Mr. Emanuel Sanders at Whitney
Mills, near Spartanburg and told the
lady of the house that Mr. Sanders
had sent for his shotgun to kill a dog.
Mrs. Sanders turned the firearm over
to the negro, after taking a critical
survey of his appearance and apparel.
Hie represented himself as Jim Clip
pard, a negro who works at Whitney,
and who is reliable and industrious.
When Mr. Sanders returned home
from his work in the mill a short
time afterwards he was surprised to
learn of the incident. Clippard was
found, and he knew nothing what
ever of the affair. A negro named
Tom Kelly was arrested, answering
in appearance and dress to Clippard.
The gun was found at another negro's
A Fatal Accident.
A Southern Railway engine and an
electric car came together in Augusta,
Ga., on Tuesday. The electric car was
thrown from the track. Mr. C. 0.
Smith, a popular young man, book
keeper for Hlorkan & Co., of Augusta,
had his head and arms severed from
his body. He died instantly. No
others were killed, though quite a
number were more or less injured by
IRE3E3MBER Tr Is.-We have a num
ber of subscribers who are considera
bly behind. We know that they would
prefer not to dunned personally, but
unless they come up and settle their
accounts we will have to send them a
personal reminder of a debt that they
'seemed to have forgotten that they
owe. To save us this trouble and ex
pense and themselves the annoyance
sometimes caused thereby, we hope
our friends will come forward at once
and settle their subscriptions. We
shall commence to send out the state
ments about the middle of December.
I313EDIATELy after the circus
parade in Charlotte a woman in a wa
gon lifted up a blanketed bundle and
screamed: "Oh, my God: My baby is
dead!" It was found, after question
ing. that the woman, with her hus
band and several others, had witness
ed the parade. In their excitement
they had forgotten the infant that
was too snugly wrapped in woolen
stuti, and as the mother laughed at
the antics of the clown her little baby
"THE President voted without cere
mony."~ So a dispatch says. and the
llouston Post is surprised. ''One
would naturally expect him to ride up
to the polls on a cow-pony, bucking in
rag-timc and shoot his vote into the
hallot box with a forty-five, while the
TWO CASES OF TYPHUS.
;tory of a Turkish Doctor and 4
Mr. Oscanyan in his booc. "The Sul
tan and His People," says that a Turk
Ish- physician was cailedl to visit a man
who was very ill of typhus fever. The
doctor considered the case hopeless,
but-prescribed for the patient :mnd took
his leave. The next day. in passing by.
he lnquired of a servant at the d',or if
his master was dead.
"Dead'" was the reply. "No. he is
The doctor hastened upstairs to ob
tain the solution of the miracle.
"Why," said the convalescent, "I was
consumed with thirst, and I drank a
pailful of the juice of pickled cab
"Wonderful!" quoth the doctor, and
out came the tablets, on wSich he
made this inscription: *Cured of ty
phus fever, Mehemed Agha. an uphol
sterer, by drinking a pailful of pickled
Soon after the doctor was called to
another patient, a yaghlikgee. or dealer
In embroidered handkerchiefs, who was
suffering from the same malady. He
forthwith prescribed "a pailful of pie
kled cabbage juice."
On :alling the next day to congrata
late his patient on his recovery he was'
astonished to be told that the man was
In his bewilderment at these phe
nomena he came to the safe conclusion
and duly noted it in his memoranda
that "although in cases of typhus fever
pickled cabbage juice is an efficient
remedy it is not to be used unless the
patient be by profession an upholster
A Poor Compliment.
"People don't often insult you when
they mean to be gracious," said an art
Ist the other day. "Insults are the cre
ations of ill nature and not mere mat
ters of words. But I had an experi
ence that made me laugh and yet irri
"Somebody take one of your snow
scenes for a spring landscape?" in
quired an amiable friend.
"No," replied the artist; -this was
not a matter of professional pride. A
tradesman sent me a bill in which he
unintentially charged me only about a
third of what I owed him."
"Thought he stood a better chance
of getting It, I suppose." interrupted
the facetious friend.
"Now, hold on, Billy, and let me tell
the story. Well, that was the second
time he had sent a bill for less than I
owed, and I wrote him a note calling
his attention to the error. This morn
ing I got a letter from him in which
he 'thanked me for my honesty.' A
man may thank you for your courtesy
or for your kindness, but when he
thanks you for being honest it is an
nsult. One might as well praise a
man for not beating his wife."
The Soil Was Not Congenial.
It was Aunt Rebecca's first visit to
her niece, a city girl who had married
a few years before and begun house
keeping in a pretty town in southern
"Myrtle," she said, looking out of the
kitchen window one morning, "you
have a fine patch of ground here that
seems to be going to waste. Why don't
you plant peach trees? They grow
beautifully in this climate."
"No, nunty," replied the young'wife;
"the soil is too poor. I have tried it.
You remember those canned peaches
you sent me year before last? They
were the fmnest 1 ever saw-finer than
any that grow here. Well, I saved the
stones, and, without saying anything
to Robert about it, I planted them out
there in the yard, but not one of them
ever came up-not a single one!"
The Royal Color.
Purple has always been considered
the royal color. The ill fated Charles
. was, however, at his own desire.
rowned in a robe of white. Although
he was seriously reminded that of the
to exceptions to this rule, Richard II.
ad Henry VI., who wore white satin
robes at their coronations, both had
ome to a violent end, one at Ponte
ract castle and one in the Tower,
Charles I. was resolute in his decision,
nd, when, twenty-three years after
ward, almost-to a day, his body was
onveyed to its grave through a heavy
sowstorm, the superstitious could not
help remarking that the third "white
ing" had suffered a violent death.
St. James Gazette.
An Optimnistic Tiew.
The invalid looked out of the window
just as a hearse went by, and he
"D'ye mind, Biddy," he said, "it's
worth the dyin' to have a ride In a
thing like that, with the feathers on
top an' a man with a bug on his hat,
a~n' you bein' gr-reater an' more nicis
sary than the marshal iv a St. Path
rick's day parade. There's wanst in
ye're life ye're the whole thing, an'
that's whin ye're dead."-Chicago Post.
'The Sensible .ThIng.
Schoolmaster -What is the meaning
f one twenty-fifth?
Boy-I-I don't remember.
Schoolmaster-If you hid twenty-five
friends visiting you and only one apple
for them, what would you do?
Boy-I'd wait till they'd gone and
then eat it myself.
Von Blumer-I wonder what kind of
peole have taken the house across the
Mrs. Von Blumer--I don't know. I
was out the day they moved in.--New
Why a Man Shouldn't.
There are two thigs that should
keep a man from worrying-if he have
o reason for worrying, there's no use
worrying; if he have a reason, there is
o use.-Los Angeles Herald.
A Boy Kills Himself
A dispatch from Nederry to The
state says Wednesday night Oliver
Jones. a boy about 9 years old, while
playing with a gun at a neighbo'rs
house shot and killed himself. He had
Lhe muzzle of the riule in his mouth
d pushed the triggter with his toe
talling to a boy standing near to
ok at him. It is supposed that the
bhooting was accidental as the young
rellow probably did not know thea gun
THE WEArHER. ---icks prediicted
the present very pleasant weather in
November "~Word and Works." The
pleasant weather is about over how
aver. as one of the marked storm
periods of the month he dleclares coy
rs the period from the 19th to the
:rd. Between these dates he thinks
we are to have a cold wave which wilil
reach a crisis about the 22nd and 23rd
'f the month. From the 26ith to the
27th it will be cloudy and unsettled
weather. with plenty of freezes and
flsasterious to shipping.
THEi great results that were expect
d to result in the East from Cleve
ands participation in the campaign
HOW AT CO L5 iCW' F "-.
A Little Eaet-imer-t ' ortb the Try
in= 0::t r ee C=risitr..
fast he had ordered the young clerk
gazed nervously at the resti-rant
clock. It was plain he had oversIpt
himlself.aud was ;:h:g the way to ru.
ture ndigestion .y bi: his (Xod.
The c(offee was tl:? stumbiug block. It
was let-very ho:-L:t the clerk need
ed it badly, and Le sipp-d it v:!refully,
having due reg:ml fu: his muit b and
But time pr .. ed, aud1. with a partin:
glance at the el>ek. he reached f- r his
glass of ice water and prepared to pour
some of the frigid fluid into his cup.
"Don't spoil your coffee. young man."
said an elderly -rnean who was
eating his brea!:fr.st ou the other side
of the table. ir-a teke :ll the goad
out of it by put:ig ic-cr le" water in
The clerk was at first incih. to re
sent the interference. but the patri
archal appearance of t'he oiher man
tempered his reuniment.
"What am I to do?" he asked. "I am
late for the ofice. and I w:not this cof
"Let mne show you a lit:l schem:."
said the elderly nzm. TaL'ng the cylin
drical saltedi::r froin the table, he
wiped it carefully Vwith a n::pk-n. then.
reaching over. dep-.sited tht' glass ves
sel in the cup of colee.
"Salt, you know, has peculiar co'.ling
properties." he said, meanwhile hold
ing the receptacle firmly In position.
"They put it with ice to Intensify the
cold when making ice cream. I. is usad
extensively in cold storagt- warehouses
for cooling purpcses. and being incased
in glass does uct aff*ct its power to
any great extct."
As he spoke he withdrew the salteel
lar from the coffee and niotioned to the
younger man to drink. He raised the
cup to his lips an, to his surprise.
found the liquid coced to such an ex
tent that he could drink it w-thout in
"Th'e uses of salt are manifold," said
the elderly man, with the air of one be
ginning a lecture. "I remember once
when I was in Mexico"
But the clerk, with another glance. ve
the clock, thanked him profusely and
dashed out of the restaurant-New
York Mail and Express.
FRUITS AND FLOWERS.
Land cannot be too rich or too mel
low for fruits.
Manure for the garden should be free
from weed seeds.
The head of a tree needs to be iairly
open to admit sun and air for full
growth of fruit
The dahlias' will never disappoint
you. -Ijink, white, yellow or. crimson,
tall, dwarf or- cactus, it Is bound to
In the fall after the leaves have
dropped is generally the best time for
taking cuttings from quinces, but they
may be taken later.
Heliotrope should not be mixed with
'other -cut flowers in water. They de
cay quickly and have a harmful effect
upon the other blossoms.
Myosotis (forgetmenoti needs partial
shading, but not the shade of a tree.
Plant among taller flowers or around
rosebushes. and It will do well.
Plenty of yellow blossoms should be
secured for . pia:ss which lack sun
shine.. T ellow is good ini almost every
situation and is the cheeriest of tones.
Good cultivation causes an abun
dance of librotus r-oots to be made. The
growth of any plant is iargely meas
urd by the number of its fibrous
He was one of those men who are
(fonstantly, trying to beat down prices,"
said a bank cashier, "'and had evident
ly been looking around for bargain
prices for his bill of exchange. When
he presented it to me and asked the
rate, I replied. 'One-tenth of 1 per
"'Now, look her-e,' he said. 'You ar-e
too high. I bave done business in this
bank for ten years, and yet you charge
me a higher rate than I can get from
the Farmers' bank. over the way. They
will do it for one-eighth. if you don't
do it for that. I'll take my account over
there.' rnae. W lld
" All right.' reakd'W wilo
it for the same rate, considering that
you are an old customer.'
-The bill of exchange cost him G0
cents more than it woujld had be kept
quet."-New Yorki Times.
Needed For Other Purposes.
A Georgiar justice recentiy married a
runaway couple who drove up to his
house and went through the ceremony
without descending from the car-riage.
When the ceremony was over, says the
Atlanta Constitution, the groom fum
bled in his pockets and fished up thirty
"Jedge." be said, "this here's all the
money I got in the world. Ef you've a
mind to take it, you kin, but I'll say
now that I done set it aside fer the
"They say she isn't happy." com
mented the neighbor, "but I don't see
'Oh. some people never are satis
"That's right, and It's her- own fault
if she Isn't happy, because she's able
to buy clothes that will make all the
other women envious."--Chicago Post.
Doris-Yes, she was furious ab~out
th way in which that paper reported
Helen-Did it allude to her age?
Doris-Indirectly. It stated that
"Miss Olde and Mr. Yale were mar
red, the latter being a well known col
lector of antiques."-Chicago News.
TlE Newberry Observer says: "A
white South Carolinian arguing in the
New York Tribune for suffrage for
the negro. as A. C. Kaufman of
Charleston does, is a spectacle for
men and angels." The Obsever- re
member that Kaufman has been at
the pie Counter a long time without
According to advices received from
Apia. Samoa. via Tonga, a volcanic
eruption has broken out in Savali, the
westermost and largest island of the
Samoan group. Six craters arc report
ed to be emitting smoke and flbames.
ni onie village in the vicinity the
earti is covered two inches dleep withi
lntAN .stumti r tihe State of Mdis
5oui for the I emocat s. and in con-l
(liiece the' iad alniost a cea'n
Sweep. lo sing only one 'iongr!essmzla
ut of sixteen]. Tihe paipers that deC
i to mlisre-present and abuse- i',rvan
eemif to have iost sigh~lt of thec aiU')Ve
No doubt tihe llepublicans havjig
aiin foeled the peoiple into conltinlu
in them in powver will make a bluil at
FATE OF HINDOO GIRLS.
xex,r iaoiects cause their D3augh'
ter tu .~.d~c1
A Calue in m v!.;.gaged in mis
sionary work in Nepaul, writing of
Hindoo ::: ily ife, remarks that it is
Very .... . for parents to make ad
vau- zi mtche s for their daugh
ters. T liindoos therefore find a
e:*so rAd;g themselves of too
miany -m -s 'y murdering them.
It is :: iL n fact that Hindoos
of hii.:h ri. tise who are called
rajpo.sts. c:: sed 1.ir daughters to be
pat to d h after their birth by men
spe:.:,il e:-:a; cd to do so. This crim
ia cu"to. n had Lxcme so general
thati 1 in TfIe seventy-three vil
lages Of the Allah.abad district there
wer : three gIrls under twelve
years of age. and three years later in
the twn er Agra there was not one
to be fo'":i under that age. All had
been put to death.
The En:.lish government .has very
passed severe laws against,
this aoominable crime,. but to evade
them the Hindoos allow their girls to
live until the age of twelve, after
whi.ch they do away with them by ad
ministering poison in small doses.
Orin::ls :;re past m::sters in the art
of poisoning, and after some minute
l' .s it tr ns'ires that in many
distr;cts tventy-:ive ent of every hun
dred :irs have been got rid of in this
minam . Those girls who have be&
spared they marry very early. gener
ally hetween fourteen and fifteen
yes, and that not according to their
own choice. but by the, will of. their
parents. which is decisive.
An Indian family of good rank
could not L:eep an unmarried daugh
ter. It would not only be a public
shame, but also a crime against rell
gion. To prac:re husi:ands for those
who ha ve not already found them
there are a number of Brabmans, old
and decrepit, called Kulin Brahmans,
who go aent with the one object of
going throu:h tile ceremony of the
"sevcu stepis" w:th -s many young
girls as they can upon receipt of a
large sum of money, but who after
ward leave the country and perhaps
never see them again.-Pafl Mali Ga
KINGS AND QUEENS.
The king of England who could not
speak the language of his kingdom was
In the battle of Bosworth Field, 1485,
a king was killed (Richard II.) and a
king was crowned (Henry VII.).
The motto, "Dieu et Mon Drolt," was
first assumed by Edward II. of Eng
land when he took the title of king of
"Your majesty" as a royal title was
assumed in England in 1527 by Henry:
VIII.- The title before that was "your
grace" or "your highness" for the king:
* William IV. was at the time when he
succeeded to the throne the first Wil
liam of Hanover, the second Wmiam
of Ireland and the third Willia of
Henry VIII. was the first to nanme
the title of king of Ireland. The title
king of Great Britain was assumed by
James VI. of Scotland when he beae
James I. of England.
Richard I. was the first to call him
self king of England. Every king fromn
William to Henry II. called gmnelf
king of the English. The title was as-A
sumued by Egbert, the first king or
Engla nd, in S2S.
King of France was a title borne by
the monarchs of England for 432 years.
and when Elizabeth became queen of
Engliand she~ was also "king of France,"
asserting that 'if she could not be a
queen she would be king.
Once upon a time there was a spend
thrift who made his father very un
happy through his profligate habits.
"My son," said the parent, "you
spend every penny that you get, and
it must cease. Remember that the
pennies make shillings and the shil
lings make pounds. If you do not
change your habits of always spend
ing to habits of judicious saving, I wDi
not spare the rod."
The admonition had no good effect on
the youth, and he continued to spend
the pennies before they could accu
mulate into shillings.
His father spoke no more about the
matter, but he applied the rod most
vigorously to him until he howled with
Moral.-He' who spends the pennies
will get the pounds.-New York Her'
Instinet of Horses In War.
Arabian horses manifest remarkable'
courage in battle. It is said that when;
a horse of this breed finds himsel'
wounded and perceives that he wiBt
not be able 'to bear his rider much:
longer he quickly retires from the con
flict,'bearing his master to a place of'
safety while he has still sufiicient:
strength. But, on the other hand, if
the rider is wounded and falls to the'
ground the faithful animal remains:
beside him, unmindful of danger,.
neighing until assistance is brought.
Plenty of Color.
"That Mrs. Wadhams to whom you
introduced me the other evening re
minds me very much of a portrait by
"Is that so? Which one?"/
"Oh. any old one. They all. look,
when you get close to them, as if the
paint had been thrown on by the
A Serene Temperament.
"Mike," sa. .d Plodding Pete, "don't -
you wish y. was rich?"
"Kind o',' answered Meandering
Mike. "Course I couldn't eat any
more dan I uos but I'd be saved de
trouble o' sayin' 'much obliged' so of'
CONG~REsSMrAN Rhea, of the Ninth
Virginia district, has refused a certiti
cate of re-election because votes which
would have elected his Republican op
pnet were thrown out by the authori
ties on the ground of irregularity, lie
sas it is so manifest. notwithstand
ing their irregularity, that these votes.
were intended for his opponent. he
cannot conscientiously accept a seat
in congress won on any such techni
cality. ________ ___
A dispatch from Washington to
The State says Booker Washington
appears to have superseded .John G.
Capers as the president's adviser in
federal appoinitmeni.s for South Caro
ln. The-re is a strong probability
that Dri. W. D. Crumn will he appoint
ed colilector of the p':rt oif Charleston.
Wahinon is bacekinig Crum and Ca
p)ers is supportinlg R. R. Tolbert.
Tmu: ero;'ts being made by some
nevwej i 'rs to h hr1. Bryan responsible
for the dIiaStrouis effects of the late
elcinis prep oer'us. Hie had no
more t" <io with it. than any other
Demoicrat who cast his ballot. Ia
mst of the Eastern States. wvhere the
rer:ranizers headed by Clevelana had
things their own way. the Republi
-cansset evryr thing before them.