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If foe Shl.'- ~ ~ tru)~
_iu[tDeca\ . :l is ioitC a e~.t
ecause its sanction na
By cold ambition-w'u d
if love shouiu
if lo.w should en. ..
Unec '. as b one who un \
Would my V li ps !ay, " I (lo not know
Eseek the far. cold heigIhts where
"In.all iy life for these there is no
If love should come?
If ve should come.
Aginst him would I da r o r o I
Aiid. unregretial. i hi n cn :iom c
Would stern amnio iler to
"Love is a weaknesb--bid hin
For he and 1 can have no commloi
If love should comne?
If love should cme.
And I should simt him out and I urn
Would what contents ne now con
tent me ave?
Would all success the lonely years
Suffice to recompense for that one
Ah, could my heart be silent. my lips
If love should cone?
Tolje Two Orpjaps.
AN HONEST LOVE.
We will return to Henriette. who,
like her sister, was living in the hope
of meeting the one who had been so
cruelly torn from her by the rude
hands of unscrupulous men.
She is sea -in a poorly furnishcd
attic r ngaged at sewing-, while
ughts wander back to the fatal
e ?t when, strangers in the great
city, the two unprotected girls were
doomed by a hard, unyielding fate to
wander apart, seeking, but never tind
ing the other.
While she was thus eng'aged. a low
kneck was heard at the door. and the
Chevalier de Vaudrey entered.
A careless observer would have seen
that he was a lover, and that the ob
ject'of his adoration was before him.
"Henriette," he said, tenderly, tak
ig her hands and pressing them to
his lips. "Have you heard anything?
You seem agitated."
"I was expecting you, I. mean-i
thought perhaps you would bring me
news of Louise," replied the fair girl.
in pretty coniusion.
"No, I have heard nothing." replied
the chevalier, regretfully. "Yet you
know I have occupied myself unceas
ingly for the past three months in vain
endeavors to ascertain her fate. But
today, Henriette, I wished to speak to
you of something else-of myself."
"I know, monsieur, all that you
would say to me," replied iHenriette,
in a low, sweet voice. "I know that
y ou rescued me at the risk of your own
life, from a frightful peril. ana believe
me I am not ungrateful."
"I~enriette. do you feel no other
sentiment than gratitude? Do you
not understand my heart? Until yes
terday I was bound in honor to im
pose silence on my love; circumstances
have released me. and today I can.
and-dare, avow with pride that I love
The young mnan paused for a mo
ment, as if expecting the young girl to
speakt but as she kept silent, he con
tinued, in a deep, manly voice:
"Henriette, mine is not a trifling.
frivolous love. i loved you from the
moment when I first saw you courage
ously defending your honor with pray
ers, with threats, and with tears. I
loved you from the moment your in
nocence appeam'd to my manhood, and
I sweat to you before Heaven, that
this love, born iv an instant, shall end
onlyv with my life "
''Oh, this is wrong-wrong," said
Henriette, as the great tears of grati
tude came welling up in her eyes. "1
have known too long all that your
heart was striving to hide from me.
and I have been guilty to allow it to
distract me from the only duty I have
in life. You should not compel me to
confess my weakness."
"Henriette:" exclaimed the cheva
"Leave me to my sacred task, and
when Louise is restored to my arms, 1
shall have earned the right to be hap
'Henriette, dear Henriette-" be
- g nDe Vaudrey, but he was inter
rupted by a knock at the door, and
an instant after, the round, smiling
and inquisitive face of Picard was seen
at the half-opened door.
"Picard!" exclaimed the chevalier,
in surprise at seeing his valet.
"Yes, monsieur, it is Picard, only
Picard,"' said the valet, as he entered
"What do you want? What brings
you here?'' and De Vaud rev's voice.
usually so soft, was now harsh and
"The fellow is my valet," he added.
in a low tone, to Henriette.
"Yes, mnamnzelle," said the valet.
with an equivocal bow. "I am Pic
ard, the discreet," and he thought tc
himself, "this must be the chamber
maid, and lhe is in her room. Oh, he is
"What brings von here?" asked the
"A communication for vou. sir. o1
the greatest importance," anwerec
Picard, with an important air.
"I must take my work down-st airs
they are waiting for it," said Hen
riette, thinking that the valet hac
something of a private nature to say t(
"You will return?" asked \audrey
"Oh, yes, in a few minutes."
"She will return.".said Picard, tt
himself; "well, that is good. Mistresi
below stairs. andi a pretty chambexr
maid up here. This is the young mar
-who studied philosophy." and a self
-~satisfied smile passed over his face as
he thought that his master was walk
ing in the way he admired.
"Well, sir," said D~e Vaudrey. a:
soon as the door closed and t hey went
alone, "we are alone now. What
brings you here?"
-"I took the liberty of following you
monsieur," replied Picard, in a saue2
"Following me, you scoundrel" ecx
claimed the chevalier, in an angra
"Scoundrel is good. very good." sait
Picard, in a low voice. "Now he I:
something like a mast er."
"What do you say?"
"I was saying, monsieur. that scoun
drel is not half strong enough. particu
larly when I come tU tind out that. af
"After all: What?"
And De Vaudrey wvas fast losintg his
temper: a state in whlich the vale1
seemed most anxious to see hin.
''Good, he will kick mec ini a minmute'.'
thought Picard. as he said, in an imipa
dent sort of way:
"You must Iknow. monsieur. that I
had become so disgtusted with you;
conduct tha~t 1 begged your uncle ta
relieve me of serving yon any longer
and if he had not insisted on my r'e
maining- and watching you
al a ;ind it 1eeV.
- ' c I 0 i o o 'I
Cee o~wdyo t o t he ou
.v r ' in i raa. and inst end % '
o'bat with that mnuch-bion
bgi.CoVer you enIj41Yi, 1!:.
" rChamu mi
i. I hIa is ing furher rim I
lit.l~ealre. "Throw. ou t : a
sixt h storX indo'w.
"L':ste' to me. sir. said ' Vau:
ilr:,I Sic i-til
! am al-Ieas. monsoiu. bit pI)l
rememlier that we art vere iigil up.
and I card i m ad agim aCe t hat Ias
inep es"siet-" l oic .h
"Rturn~ii at once to *te coi. andI&
te im t aferhaig ogedy
footsteps dt bday. yi.u i at tl iast
Iou 1 d me in Iie presence of le wo
man 1 lo."'
I mican t he chamerma I of 1 . Ihe i\
wVomani you love. Sameit thingL, sai
Picard, lippant ly.
"len i ir: 1 tell yOu that vou
havIt sen the I at woma 1 love. andIt i youi
mafuy inform the ct ha sh1e81 511'ZO ii' to
bie inm wife." a De Vuidre's Voice
ra Out loud1( ai cler. wile I proud
lighit in his eyes shnwe how ivch
hIoin he I en it wu b Pe far hun a
11he wouman of is ehoice sh' iod con
sent to mairr~v m
"Silence, sirI sle is coilt.
As lie seoke, the door opened. and
Hienriette entered the room. Her
beaut iful eyes were illed with tears.
and her face was expressive o ihe
With that ahandon which grief ni
parts, she threw herself into a chair.
and laying her head on the table. sob
bed as though her heart would break.
"Shame-shame: I am sure I do not
deserve to be so insulted. she sobbed.
half to herself.
"What is it. Hlenriette? Who has in
suted you?" asked D~e Vaudrey. while
the ire that tlashed from his eyes
oded nro good for the insulter.
"e am ordered to leave the house,.
replied Henriette. st ill sobbing.
lOrdered to leave the house? Why?"
and the chevalier seemed to be in a
pei feet whirl of amazement.
"Alas, monsieur. they tell me that a
young girl, living alone, has not the
right to receive the visits o gentle
men such as yon."
"Such as 1t 1 who have always t reat
edy with the respect due a sister?"
" moment ago she was his wife,'
said Picard, who had been eagerly
listening to the dialogue, to himself.
".fnw she is his sister. Oh. it's all
"The mistress of the house, who un
til now has been so kind to ine, says
she cannot permit me to rem for
she has a aood name to protect. which
my condict scandalizes," continued
Henriette. in a low. sad voice. "What
could I say? She has ordered me to
leave at once."
* "Poor thing" said Picard. in a sym
pathizing voice. "Monsieur, I say this
is unjust, this is-is
"Shameful:" exelaimed De Vaud rey,
whose indignation at first prevented
him from speaking.
"Certainly it is shameful." said Pie
ard. earnestly. "Mamzelle. I will go t o
that woman myself. I'll tell her vou
are not yet-that is, I mean that- hat
he---that I---I don't know what I
mean.'' and t he valet . who. despit e his
love for adventures. was realiy a good
hearted. honest fellow. turned away t.o
hide the tears which sprung to his
"Hnrete"said the chvalier, ten
derly. '"dry your tears. You shall leave
thshueto enter mine."
vTalt i pretty cool:" exclaiined thle
ththis matrddnthear him.
"Not mine alone," continlued y)C
Vaudrey, "but yours as well, for ' ou
shall enter it on the arm of your hlus
"Your wife:" exclaimed the weeping
girl. "No-no, that is impossible'"
"I agree with you perfectly,"thought
Picard. whose ideas as regrards birth
and position were very decided.
"Think of the immeasurable dis
tance which separates us," continued
Henriette, in a firm voice. "Believe
that 1 appreciate the generosity which
inspires von, yet my duty impels me to
"Ref use:" repeated the chevalier, in
great surprise. ..
"Spoken like a sensible girl."- was
Picard's mental comment upon Ihenri
"Ho0w could I defy the will of your
family?" said the poor girl. speaking
half to herself. "They are rich and
powerful. A marria-ge with me wvould
entail their enmity. even their perse
"If my family will not give their
consent.'I will find means to compel
them." was Die Vaudrey's angry excla
"Certainly, we'll compel them." saim
Picard. suddenly espousing the young
" "Piard, my lad.'' said the chevalier.
n an imperious tone. "we muist go."
IYes. monsieur. we must go.' was
Picard' c.omment. as he handed his
mastei his hat . and thben he said, half
'to himself: --I shall want to marr'y her'
myself in a few minutes.''
Henriette. l will go to find the'
means of assuring our happiness." said
e \ audrey. going toward the dooi'.
"Farewell. mionsiur-far'ewell. ex
e laimed thte poor girl, again bursting
"No. Ilenriette. I will not say faire
well I cannot part wVIit all imy hopes.
1 need t hem to give me courage. Au
" 'Au revoir:" exclainied Hienriette,.
as the door closed behind the man she
Picard had waited in order to say
some comfortilng wvords to tihe poor'
'irl. an d asson as his mast er had left
Ithe ioom. he said, in w.hat he intended
to - a polite ton. hut which failed
not signally, owingp to his emot ion:
"''mze! i dmre you (11 v'. I esteenm
o, 1-1 -a revob: and lie rushed
out of the (1oor Lo hide his confusion.
Left. alone, Iteniriet te gave herself
up to deep retieet 1on.
Shoud she throw her love aside for
duly was the ouest ion she' asked her
selfmany times. and hard indeed was
the struggle in the poor girl's heart.
On one side she saw wealth anrd hap
pns, and (on t he other inisery and
prvation: but thea dulty she owed her
sister at last decided her.
'No. I will not see him tagainm. 1
havet' th~ e stren gt h to continuei t his
toniet het wet'n lote ind dn'y. she
said.a ian audible voice. "He loves
in: Oh. is it not a ti beuifu'l'lldm?
h:it was- but aI iiream. and 'he awafk
e ig las. cometo ri Iem'ind 'me of iny
ill' v nleel t. I am .istly punishied.
n'ed. cdrven froim thlis house. 1
musI.t gro -go wherde I sha' never' see
b ~eten her love and ulmy . sho IowX''d
her ;air he'ad. ndl wve't h~ot . Lt
teas of5.~IX orro an bliged tlotw
* aI.'.niEn NiX.
Hendilritt' rman8eri ini her grief
st rcen posit ion for somie time: hat
a I I,. -o id r. nie t. ;wl i .\I ow .''
Girrd" Ii 1
t c i i' I Ii 'eI t ~ ii UU
ai h:1 i s W k. I t, ii n I real
i t 1! k \ 1 4 - I S x' L1 i I t
Sui. rp ll of heitx vsil
" I no in Inwe , I - ai as: i
1 o meI an" ihl aLlt. I Iw i:I I !a I :
"Not ing " lpild ie!! lll . and V
he.aif solenly r l ihe- o
:lid.na I ximxi ule it. s~le n
Irolie ho w'Na' t 1; ia
Ix IN l'ji h ?" I h sko i !e il
onto e1 , in1 a i llne.
i In 1W noteed onionev. I akforll
wie ishelte wuar I e:uI livi and s
work, for, from faischlood and lumy
Z ra . k);.'
andi w \frIom iml.i
"lromi huii Do you w in to e
from h 1 e 11 i ions Of SOIe Olon
Siro at 'cnwho wiIel io -ake s.en
hisw ie. '' ie ti e sra ll.
"l is w%.Ife l repeated i h Co .1
w it a i of s it e nun ii% %
to N1aV mor11e.
" v1 1. Y, e 1 t ha oit i. and y I
dist rutI Imly cou r r'age reit JsS en
Iriah. tin relid exiet with
"Y t iio ive oin her mde. I hl
voueri. I na a near ola ile Iofi e g
diers. hae kow fpor soetim of
Le si l not prove ngrateul. s d
the coufntyo. touched pos the youngi
,i'si reni. -1 am irrci and impoier- i
Po.ae "ful: exclaimed enriette.
thinking. perhaps she might interest
hter in Louisn faybe.
"It at any time I can show my ap-4
eation of your noble and disinter
-Madiame. you can"' exclaimed thle t
oun girl. not noticing that she was
interrunti, the Couhtess.so atger was
she. wNow. at tis very instant or t
her your power to in the poo
child who has een torn from my pro
tection. estore er to me. and you
can ask no sacritiCe 1 will not make. 1I
will tear my love from my heart, and
disappear oith lner :here you and e
ourssial never see tuie more. was v
ask too ith?'
No-no answered the countess
enickly. yI promise you not aloneo
aidl but that of the greatest power i
Patis. Give me her name. age. and
de sriptiou." l
ak description. alas:n madame. too t
easily given. She is but Sxtee. and v
id.perwt"-r hr o n
"Blind-blind:" repeated the coun
tesi i hile er thouits went back to
theind Girl sme had nme ag ht t
"oe".\ ecinalae thmadym. "toat
"aiygi.She is no buiter msdaten. anc
"Bln.dblnd: reptoe ther cou
loveanditenhernthuhs w men bakt
therbin comined fo shametea shor al
thLtuiseeelie the ladyes. inthrat u
nam i'p'serydaom. ecmot
of.the church-''ltndyursstr" .
"heiisnot was interrpmadame:" lo
"Not rour itherunes.ad"h s
ShNsopmada: ut th cowes herthe
Oand tendterns of a urchell ande
wsen aondwere. fou she sa'ed al
onlfrom miseryd wt y ahe. y
fother. had notysenlf." dtogie '~
cHildwh old me porblnwhiled mote
Snow? aovsked the sotes the chrch. I
andmy father tod ereepinestep
paitve chrh li" prace n
w'ilhenrenwas inte ren ibys.w
ern from theoutesse and hie asa s
hild sheuld turn ed ad le nodeth.
ht (liped butr he contzeacs ham
"'n wilheae nte' of t herch el said
wihe andtwhrne. carryin bohe infants
Theo ronerty'so eaerriblenthat my 1
Iaterettad or evn prainu so anx u
Anious d sve ateat he life. ofhi
"hint ern hisookme." silen moter
septi nuin er outtowry. "he aome.'
othoer.'e tha steps one chrch-.
eehasdm seathe sother.'n and e
asresliet wheavudeny did eard has
ltiniv ofv the appachd a nti o od a,
sawo a itleraby of apre uder nae s
Again He look hra tof i brea'stt
rom ther beuntmesd andvern lis, a
whn she nthoghtaspe a chirmfor tsp
childth would have dfalheno ar til
i've n me x'o saveoit sorhs w
m igh di eaore Theol renachhe.t
'tewll aon neithe wofthem ee said '
andhe returne, cannoth infant yo
in'his.' rs. tecunes t
wTrl oteess eager votteto t~ot
havo ans did loh aper t hear. moe. I
ove riedo feverilovy. unx
cAndinuin erd story.x'ohegsaidli to
Heaveiha xnt usi h i anto. and1he
hwas rLiht: Heaven i did e ead i
eou acton efor.'ie the openiter
i lx'thing ofl th ci 'a rolso shll was
ten on a(( scrap' ofii paper: 'H naei
Lolise-saven he imnllIxi
Aga ti '~n a lo ya of. pa1 ix eurs
fri om 1t i i thecunes squem oups. a
xa cohe inot grspd eartorsu
port,' she would have allnt the i
i 'tmete surprci. adlsee
"No-no--l-it viewa nohg. gaed
aghe sticken ad"or story u i 11lii _has~ i
moved0 me gratlya. xhen th' e mtat
flliumont od worth peoplehii . idx
she not llt me 1 al-.1i' n
IAh tadh''damit .e 'zcnnt te v ll yu
v~nre te oni .pro.ced no finrt her..
I t r L. I -
I0 n I t. re cogn - I i '. i he voice
hri 111w sisi 4.r whoI had been
S1! e 1, g.:s lit he gave nl ier
W h ., * akeod Ile count ess. I
1 'ins:. ' ls en!"i ex l imed i t heard
;d Ihew c itss half to her.,clf.
I is sle. )adaml e. it is she: ex
ai lned i lete. rillning to the
in isad looking out.
At I ils iointii! Loiises p!aintive
('Ce cul'id be hear calig, in a tone
"I-aietE-Ilenriette: d you hear
"Lo I. ail coin-- am coil
:sereaned 1 elnriet te, in reply. as
ru.ed tI~oYrd the door.
i is 1. Louise. your sisier." an
'ied Ihe voice of the poor street
niger. and then t he voice ended in a
ail(a I bough) cruel halnlds were grasp
r ler by Ine hI Irat to prevent her
"com :." screalmed Ilenriette. as
ie0 opened11 i ne dooyr.
it her exil was barred by a troop
guards. with the Count de Linieres
. Iheir head. who were just ent ering
10w chanbr. and one of them grasped
enriette tirmfly. thus prevent ing her
om going to her sister's aid.
Tlie arony Of the poor girl who had
eCu her sister SO near. but who was
vented( fro I goilg to her. mIay be
inIgin1e(d. 4but not written.
SI e haid. inl Ile saml1e instant, f OInd
hid lost her.
To be continued.
The People Fooled.
The New York .Ainerican in a re
ut issue. contains a financial item of
terest to the readers of The Comino
r. it says: 'One of the important
oves in tinancial circles which has
veloped since the election is the ef
irt to bring about a change in the
scal system of the government."
'here is signifticance in its further re
ark that "before the election this
atter was not seriously discussed, be
ause the bankers did not wish to
ave it brougnt in for campaign dis
ussion, preferring to have the matter
ken up by congress without any pre
ous expression of opinion by the
oistitulents of the various legisla
The Commoner very truly says the
ragraphs above quoted disclose the
ethods employed by the linanciers.
11 of their "important moves" are
ade just after an election. They al
ays prefer "to have the matter taken
P by congress without any previous
xpressions of opinion by the constitu
ts of the various legislators." Why
this? The answer is so plain that it
strange that any one can be de
ived. It is because the financiers
re not willing to take the people into
heir confidence or let them know
b'hat is intended in financial matters.
hey studiously conceal from the pub
c knowledge of their plans. They
t tp c.inventions, and then, after
cu ring the election of men secretly
edged to them they come out and
e the instrumentalities of govern
ent to advance their pecuniary ends.
~hat the rank and tile of the Republi
n party should submit quietly to
uch impositions is more than amaz.
g, and yet for more than twenty
ars Republican leaders have acted
coalition with the money changers
d carried out the plans formulated
the counsel chambers of the great
nking houses. The American pro
eds to say:
"Thie first gun in this campaign
vas the speech of .Jacob Schifi, of the
nking tirm of Kuhn. Loeb & Co.,
efre the New York chamber of comn
nerce. This declaration of principles
ras decided upon at informal con fer
ices bet ween some of the most im
ortnt banking interests of the coun
ry. In order that the discussion
ay nt betoo personal in character,
ti~s proposed to have the various trade
rganizations throughout the coun
y adopt resolutions asking for cur
ny reform. It is likely that acom
nissIon will be appointed consisting
' various representatives of the trade
ganizations. to formulate a plan
~hich will be presented to congress at
e coming session. In the further
ace of this plan Frank K. Sturgis, of
e firm (of Strong. Sturgis & Co.. of
e stock exchange, has gone to
;hicago to interest the trade organiza
ions of that city in the general move
As The Cornmioner goes on to say
e plans are first decidedJ upon by a
ference between ''the important
anking interests,' and then, in or
er to conceai the character of the
lovement-to prevent its being "too
,crsonal"-the various trade interests
rc to be coerced into the adoption of
solutions asking for currency reform.
Lo still fuither deceive the people it
sproposed to appoint a commission
icosist of representati ves of vari
Us trade oirganizations. The osten
bde purpose (If s.uch a commission
Vill be to formulate a plan to be pre
ented to congress. but the actual pur
se will be to act as a cloak for the
ans already made. Tfhe principal
im of the bankers is to) secure some
:ind or asset currency which they call
Itxible. bute the trouble with this
lastic currency is that the bankers
vant. to hold both ends of the elastic
nd be atble at any time to expand or
r ntract it. This may tbe all right
tir the bankers. but it is not safe for
he people because the value of their
)roperty is effected by an increase or
cerease in the volume of money, and
e fnaneirs cannot be trusted with
h almost omnipotent power. Ihay
ng insisted that the money q1uestion
hould not be considered (luring the
ampaign. the reorganizing element
1 the demoecratic party is now in plosi
ion to take an active part in forcing
lirough the schome of the financiers.
?he coro(ration democrats who were
0 anxious toI conhtline the campaign-to
he tari ff issue kne w perfectly well that
inancial legislation was desired and
ntendd by the banking interests,
nd( yet they willingly joined in the
flort to deceive tihe voters. On the
noney questionI they are with the re
)ublianfs both in principle and in
nethod and they would make the par
.v a et vile tool of Wall street.
A ryn~ a diplomatic rupture cx
:cidig over a period of 2.393 years
ersia will send an amb-issador to
reece in a few days. Old D)arius I.
resumaly had no idea what a ruc
iln he was stirring up when he sent
hose hernas to Athens in the year
41 i. C.. says the New York Coin
Pu l~I resident had had luck on his
e:t hunt ini Y ississippi, which leads
1i At ni a Joernal to conclude that
lisssisip)iber don'i~( t seem to appre
jat the honor that is conferred upon
em in being shot at by a president
A Young Lady Deceived by a Mock
AND TRE MAN KILLS HIMSELF.
Warning. t) Young Womstnen to
ib Careful About Getting
Married Sect-etly to
That. i a sad case that is reported
from Nicholls over in Marion County,
a brief mention of which was made in
hst week's paper. It will be remem
hored that a young man by the name
of 1). II. Sarvis had secretly married a
young lady by the name of Burns. and
that when she appealed to him to
make the marriage public he shot her
in the head and killed himself. The
coroner of Iarimon County held an in
quest over Sarvis body. and a verdict
was returned that he had committed
suicid.. The testimony adduced was
of a most extraordinary character.
3iss Burns was present at the in
quest and testitied that Sarvis was he'r
husband, having been secretly married
to her in the town of Mullins on the
night of September 22, the night t'me
Rev. Sam Jones lectured in that
town. It was understood that the
marriage was to be kept a secrect un
til Christmas, but in some way the
young lady's family heard of it and in
sisted that it be publicly acknowledged
by Sarvis. Monday afternoon she
went to see Sarvis at his office. in the
Atlantie Coast Line depot, in which
Sarvis occupied the position of tele
graph operator, to beg him to acknow
ledge the marriage. She told Sarvis
her family were indignant and would
insist upon his recognizing her as Ins
wife. She told him her brother was
determined that the marrige must be
at once publicly acknowledged and
that he had armed himself to enforce
his demands. To show Sarvis how
terribly in earnest her brother was she
showed him a pistol which her brother
had recently procured. This pistol
she had taken out of her brother's
trunk to keep him from using it. She
says Sarvis refused to acknowlelge
the marriage, but, on the contrary,
told her that the alleged marriage
was a mock one: that the man whc
performed the ceremony was not a
magistrate, as he had assured her,
and that there was no legal marriage
between them. The conversation
continued for some time and, failing
to induce him to acknowledge her ac
his wife. she rose to leave.
As she was about to leave Sarvis re
marked to her that she ought not tc
be going about with a pistol in hei
hands, and asked her to give him thE
weapon. This she did, whereupon hE
tired at her and then turned the pis
tol upon himself, shooting himsell
thiough the neck. When shot shE
reeled a little distance before falling.
This is substantially her account oi
the affair. The testimony developec
the fact that the young lady's facE
showed only a few powder burns,
whereas Sarvis's face was badly
scorched, indicating that the pisto:
must have been nearer to him whet
tired than to her. There were no eye
wtnesses to the affair, so far as noin
is known. The impression of thos<
who first reached the scene after thE
shooting seems to have been that Sar
vis had shot Miss Burns and tied. Or
going to the door of the ofice where
the shooting took place the body o1
Sarvis could not be seen, as it lay be
ind a board pirtition. Thinking Sar
vis had escaped, these persons did nol
stop to investigate at all. In a fen
minutes, however, they did come bacia
and found the young lady in the offic<
supporting the head of the dead mar
in her lap.
Before going to Sarvis's office Miss
Burns stopped at Mr. C. R. Ford't
store and wrote Sarvis a note. HIE
sent her a reply, written on the re
verse side of the same sheet of paper.
This paper MIiss Burns tore up in Mr.
Ford's store and threw the pieces or
the floor. After the tragedy the piece:
were gathered up and, after being
pasted together, were offered in evi
dece at the coroner's inquest. Mis:
Burns's note was as follows: Deal
Duston: Come ovar here to the office.
I want tc see you a few minutes.
Guess il go to Marion this P. M. t<
work, or in the morning. Come quick
I must go. By, by, Joe." His reply
to this note was as follows: "J!ust im
possible for me to come now. YOL
need not wait on me any longer. Yor
say you are glad 1 am gone so you car
go somewhere. So all right go-D. IH.
S." After the word "go" in Sarvisi
note there is a blank, a word being
missing. The last word is not plain
some say it is "hell," others "head.'
if the latter is the correct word th(
last clause would read. "So all right
Mi1ss Burns was shot almost central
ly in the forehead, but the bal
glanced, making a painful but nol
dangerous wound. 1Her escape seem:
alost providential. There is a goot
deal of mystery surrounding this af
fair', which may never be cleared up.
Who was the man who performed thn
mock marriage no one seems able tt
guess. Or whether it was a mock mar
rige or a real one, no one seems t<
know. Both parties interested arn
well known and the affair is, of cours<n
CHICKE~Ns will come home to roDst.
and Charleston is realizing that fact
Some of her people have been coquet
ing with the Republican party b)
votng for 31cKinley and other Re
publicans, and now a negro collector i
about to be apponted for that port.
ONE of the chief things to be decid
ed by the arbitration committee is th<n
right of the coal miners to orgamiz
and maintain labor unions, observe:
an exchange. The Atlanta Journa
thinks it is funnzy that nobody has
thought of asking it to decide whethem
or not capital has a right to organize':
PaESoENT ROC ssevelt denies tha1
he will recommend a reduction it
southern representation. It is a hol
iron that no one desire to handle. say:
the lmingham Age-Herald. alway:
excepting Postmaster General Payn
who has made it a fad.
THLE only congressional district ir
which Ex-President Cleveland spokn
during the campaign went Republicar
by an increased majority in the lat<n
"Gypsy," the big elephant of Harris
Nickei Plate show, kflled her keepe1
near Valdosta, Ga., on Satur'day and
then escaped from her car. A large
party wvent in pursuit and killed hem
BECAt'sE Miss Alice Roosevelt ha!
a coal black cat for a pet. the Atlants
.Journal says black seems to be th(
LEARNING A LANGUAGE.
It .i Comrparatively Easy to Acquire
a Working Vocabulary. .-- I T
"It Etesn't require any' great length
of time to learn a language if one has
patience," said a man who has mas
tered several languages, "and when 1 T
hear a man regret that he is not able
to speak French or German or Spanish
or some other language unknown to
him I caiuot conceal my amusement.
In nine cases out of ten I might say h<
that the' men who exposs a regret of cc
this scrt handle English very poorly se
if that happens to be their language. b
"The chances are that their vocabu
laries :e extremely limited, and it In
would prol.ably surprise them to know
that de.spite the advantages of birth in
and cucation they could not command d(
more than 600 or 700 words in English T:
If their lives depended upon it. Yet to
they are a1l.e to carry on intelligent con- d(
versatio::. :nd many of them may be- a(
come forcible and even axiomatic in w
their sa vings. and they plunge into dis- st
cussions of literature, art, music and R
other subjects of such fine elegance d(
and do it rather successfully too. m
"Now, how long ought it to take for B:
a man to learn 600 or 700 or even 1.000 d(
words in any lauguage? Certainly It w
ought not to take any great length of er
time, and from my own experience I
know that it does not Of course I am hi
not speaking now of mastering so that n(
one can get the full benefit of all the v
refinements of speech in a particular w
"But I have in mind the idea of m
speaking intelligibly in a given lan- aE
guage and being able to understand ce
perfectly what is said in return. I have vi
a system which I have worked out, and "
It has been of vast benefit to me and tt
has enabled me to learn a number of vi
languages. It occurred to me while I tj
was in Mexico a few years ago on im- y<
portant business. th
"I could not speak a word of Spanish m
and could not understand the language. pl
I concluded that I would learn the lan-.
gua;e. My plan was simply this: I te
made up my mind that I would not re- ti
tire at the close of any day as long as tt
I was there without learning at least h:
three words in Spanish, how to pro- di
nounce them and what they meant. y
That would give me ninety words per re
month, or something over 1,000 in a w
year's time."-New Orleans Times- o
Look Out For- Your Pate. v
A contemporary says "pate" Is slang ti
for head. It is, eh? Wherefore? Sure- a
ly the word is used in a trivial or de
rogatory sense, as noddle, noggin, cra
nium, brainpan, etc., but its origin is s,
eminently .respectable. Shakespeare w
says "the learned pate ducks to the N
golden fool." Pope's epigram is good: u;
You beat your pate and fancy wit will i
Knock as you please, there's nobody at
We have "bald pate" and "shave a
pate." Why, the word is used once in 0
the Bible, and by David, in Psalm vii. tl
16, "His mischief shall return upon his tl
own head, and his violent dealing shall Y
come down upon his own pate." Ac- Y
curately, pate does not mean the head, t
but the crown of the head.-New York t
A Forbidden Topic. h
"There Is one topic peremptorily for- ci
bidden to all well bred, to all rational, 1
mortals," says Emerson, "namely, h
their distempers. If you have not slept '2
or If you have slept or If you have p
Iheadache or sciatica or leprosy or thun- fa
derstroke, I beseech you by all angels
to hold your peace arid not pollute the a
morning, to which all the housemates 1
bring serene and pleasant thoughts, by fa
corruption and groans. Come out of a
the azure. Love the day." h
. The quotation suggests that, hard as li
It is to be an invalid, it may prove al- 11
most as painful to he an invalid's f<
Love and Business.T
"Dear," she said during an Interval b
of compara'tive sanity, "promise me a
one thing." t
"Anything," he answered, with the
recklessness of love. s
"After we have been married a rea- E
sonable time If we decide a divorce is ti
desirable promise that my brothers, hi
who are struggling young lawyers, a
shall represent us." - Philadelphia o
Open Road to Fame and Fortune.
"My boy," said the old gentleman in
a idytone, "there's only oething
that stands between you and success." e
"And what is that?" asked the youth.
"If you worked as hard at working"'
explained the old gentleman, "as you 1
do at trying to find some way to avoid
working, you would easily acquire I
both fame and fortune." - Chicago h
The One Qualinceation. 1
"What position will our friend take
on this momentous question?2" asked a
the gradiloquent man. a
"PosItion?" echoed Senator Sor-.
ghum absentmindedly. "Oh, he'll take t
pretty nearly any position that's open, s
provided there's a salary attached to e
"Oh, Major Bloodgore," said girlish 1
gusher, "they say that during the war
you were always cool in action." u
"Cooll" declared the major. "Why,
my dear girl, I was -so cool that when 1I
shivered people insinuated that I was 0
Sarah-Mr. Rippler says that he is a a
Susie-But he didn't say that every
grl In town had assisted in confirming
him, did he?-Indianapolis News.
Some men take pains naturally, and b
some give them the same way.-ChI
The Rural Mail Servie.
The Atlanta Joaurnal says ''Suthl-iti
ern representatives in congrens arel
mainly responsible for the rural mail t(
service which is growing so rapidly in de
favor and is already so well establish- it
e in the regard of the country. Thisw
great provisionl for the convenienCe h
and benefit of the people who reside to
in the rural regions- was urgred by g
southern men when it had hardly any b
suport from others." This is true.,g
and one of the Southern representa- Ifr
tives who did more for it than any o
other was the late Dr. J1. Wm Stokes. p
who represented this district ini Con- is
I ress several y'ears most efliciently. tl
The .Journal goes on to say that the ai
rural mail service has come to be a mn
big business and there is a strong ne
mand for its extension. About 18.- p1
000 carriers are now employed and the e
superintendent estimates that 40,000 tl
will b~e needed to make the service ti
practically complete. T1he gross cost ol
of rural free delivery throughout the al
Icountry is estimated at S24,000J.000. re
A delict of from eight to ten million al
dollars in this service for two or three a
Iyears may be expected, that is to say. c
'a delicency of from four to six mil- d<
ins in ex-ce of last year. Re it is Ce
1RJCKS FOR HORSES.
-E ANIMALS ARE -EASILY TAUGT
AND QUICK TO LEARN.
iey Can, Without Much Trouble. De
lade to Signal "Ten" and ".No," to
shake Hands and to Lie Down at
the Word of Command.
There are so many things that a
rse can be taught to do, says Suc
ss. that it is hard to tell- which te
lect as best illustrating the methods
which we teach them. The follow
g, however, will furnish the key:
Take a pin in your hand. 'id, stand
g abreast of a horse's near shoul
r, prick him lightly on the breast.
is resembles the bite of a fly, and
drive off the nuisance he will bring
wn his nose to his breast. This you
cept as "Yes" and immediately re
ard him by feeding him a lump of
gar or some other trifle that he likes.
peat the operation till be brings
wn his head at the slightest move
ent of your hand toward his breast.
F degrees you can substitute a simple
iwnward movement of the hand,
bich Is less noticeable to an onlook
, but equally effective.
Standing in the same position, prick
m lightly with a pin on the top of his
ek. Ie will at once shake his head.
hich is accepted as ".No;" then re
ird him as before. Repeat this until
shakes his head at the least upward
ovement of the hand. This signal,
he learns his lesson more perfectly,'
n be gradually lessened until It is
ry slight Indeed. To say "Yes" or
o" is a very simple trick, and yet
ere is none that shows to better ad
mtage. Of course when a horse has
oroughly learned to obey the signals
u can ask him some questions and
en. by the motion of your hand,
ake him say "Yes" or "No" as you
To teach a horse to shake hands, fas
n a short strap to one fore foot below
e fetlock. Then, standing in front of
e horse and having the strap in your
Ld, say. *Shake hands," and imme
ate!y pull up his foot and take Jtyin
mr hand. Then, still holding the foot,
ward and caress him exactly as you
ould if he had given it to you of his
vu accord. Keep repeating the oper
ion. being careful to reward him only
hile his foot is In your hand. He will
ry soon learn to give yeou his foot
te mcment you reach your hand to
To teach a horse to lie-down at a
ord of command first select a good,
nooth piece of greensward, where he
ill not hurt himself. Harness him
ith a surcingle and bridle and strap
his off fore foot. A common breech
g strap is best for this, the short
op around his foot between the fet
ck and the hoof and the long one
ound his forearm. Fasten one end
' a strap to the near fore foot below
*e fetlock, pass the other end up
rough the surcingle and take it in
yur right hand and the bridle rein in
)ur left hand. Push him slightly, and
ie moment he steps pull sibarply on
This of course will bring him to his
nees. If be is a horse of any spirit,
a will generally fight very pertina
ously before he goes down; but, hav
ig the use of only his two hind legs,
e soon becomes wearied and rests
-ith his knees on the ground.. Now
all his head toward you, and he will
tI over the other way.
Hold him down for sdme minutes,
teanwhile speaking to him very sooth
gly. Feed him lumps of sugar; in
ret, make as much as possible of him
'bile in this position. Then release
im and repeat the lesson. He soon
arns to lie down very readily, and
uen you can omit strapping his off
re foot. Later you can also abandon
u use of the strap and surcingle by
king his near foot In your hand.
hen you can accomplish the purpose
y simply touching the near fore leg
-ith your hand and finally by a mo
on of your band toward his leg.
You should always accompany the
gnal by the command. "Lie down!"
y degrees he learns its meaning, and
re signal can be dispensed with. If a
orse s large and strong, the trainer
irnst be cool, wide awake and alert;
:hr'u !se he may make a botch of it
d injure the horse or himself or
An English traveler who has visited
very nation in the world is authority
r the statement that one food is uni
rsal throughout all countries. "There
not a part of the world," he says,
~vere you cannot get an egg." While
weste rn China, however, he at first
d some difficulty in getting even
:gs. The natives could not understand
iw anid refused to recognize the pic
ires he drew as pictures of eggs. "The
ay I got ont o~f the diffliesity," he
Ids. "was that I squatted down on
ty haunches, flapped my wings and
ek-o-doodle-doo'd until the entire na
on grasped what I wanted, and I was
mply provided with hundreds of
Possibilities of the ueet.
if instead of the cramping Imprison
tent of boots and shoes the foot from
fancy were allowed a free and nat
ral development, it may be questioned
hether under such conditions it might
t be rendered capable of performing
ther functions besides those of loco
otion and sustaining the weight of
u body. Certain at least it is that
yme unlucky mortals horn without
rms have managed to use a kn'ife,
rk. spoon. pen, paintbrush and even
violin bow.-Pall Mali Gazette.
Good as Ilia Word.
Mortified lIridegroom-You told me
ur father's wedding present would
e a check for four figures
Blushing Bride-Well, isn't $11.30
ur figures-Chicago Tribune.
actically certain that whcn the sys
mn is c'ompletled it 'ill pa'; for itself.
The governument should rna hesitate
extend the benetits of tihe free mail
iivery and col!ection to the people
rural districts. because the service
ill not at once pay its expenses. It
is been the policy for many y ears
keep the rostal service up to a
-ade of eIniciency beyond its in ::me.
it it has been found that a rapid
-owth of revenue invariably r.esults
om this liability, so that a continu
s improvement of the service is
ssible. The qualhty of the service
kept up to such a very high standard
at nobody objects to an annual post
appropriation. No tax is paid
ore cheerfully than this.
There is a just and general com
aint about thre abuse of the second
is~s rate privilege which has caused
C detiit for tile last few years. If
tis rate were restricted to the classes
matter to which it was intended to
>ply the postolice deartment would
quire no( appropriation anti wvould be
>1e to extend its rural mail service
d make other improvements without
St to the government. Th le rural
ivery has proved thoi.ghly suc
scen. T is no loner an experiment.
The Killing of a BiZ Rhino on the
Banks of the Nile.
I was dashing along, confident that
the rhino must be far ahead, when Zo
wanji whistled. I could see nothing till
he pointed out the brute lying quite
close to me. The sun beating on her
mud caked hide made it blend so per-.
feetly with the red earth and yellowish
griss that I should have walked right
up vitlut seeing her. She sprang to
he'r feet. We both fired. She made a
short dash toward us, but thought bet
ter of it and rushed down a small slope
on to a flat bed of short reeds. Here
she turned again and defied us. Again
the henvy guns roared. She spun round*
and round several times, staggered, re
cjvered and dashed off only to stop,
however, under the next tree. The .303s
cracked, and in a wild chorus of thank
ful yells she toppled over, rose again,
spun round and finally subsided into
the grass. We went up quite close to
finish her. She fought hard to rise and
have a list charge, but the little pencil
like bullet again sped on Its sad errand,
and the game old relic of prehistoric
times breathed her last. We were sad
men as we gazed upon her grotesque.
misshapen form. Somehow one feels
such a blatant upstart in the presence
of the pachyderms when one thinks off
the un'roken line that dates back un
changed into the unthinkable ages of
the past.-Ewart Grogan in Outing.
The leadsman's Perquisites.
Strange and unreasonable laws guar
anteed to the headsman his full share
of emoluments. He was well paid for
his 'n'crk and never suffered from W
dull season. From the towns he re.
ccred poultry and fodder, from the
mo-ius~eres fish and game. The Ab
bayc Ce Saint-Germain gave him every
year a pig's head; the Abbaye de Saint
M:.rt five loares of bread and five bot
ries of wine. Cakes were baked for him
on the eve of Epiphany. For each leper
In the community he exacted-heaven
knows wiy-a tax at Christmas time.
Les filles de joie were his vassals. It
was his privilege to seize inl the market
place as much corn as he could carry
away in his hands, and the peasants
thu; frmely ro!,bed submitted without a
murmur. crossing themselves with fer
vor as he passed. He had the power to
save from death any woman on her
way to the scaffold, provided he were
able and willing to marry her. He was
the first official called to the body of a
suicide. and, standing on the dead
man's breast, he. claimed as his own
everything he could touch with the
point of his long sword.-Agnes Rep
plier in Harper's Magazine.
Holman - F. Day's "Pine Tree Bal
lads" tells in verse a number of sto
ries that actually happened "down in
Maine," and are remembered there to
day by old narrators. One relates to
Barney McGauldrie, a. landlord of that
state, at whose house famous men
lUed to stay, that they might enjoy a
Barney was - always loyal to his,
friends. At one time a new meat.
dealer came to town and tried to se
cure the landlord's trade.
"I have always bought meat of Je4
IHaskell," said Barney, "and I.guess
I won't change." -
"But," said the other, "old Hael
doesn't know his business. He doesn't
even know how to cut meat."
"Well." drawled Barney. "Eve al- -
wayvs found that he knows tenough
about it to cut sirloin steak clear to the
horn, and that's good enough for me.:
The Penguin's Bump of LocuaitT.
On shore the penguin is an awkward
creature.- Water is its element. When
hunted on the ice floes, the birds gen- ~
erally try to run away in an upright.
position, but just as the hunter thiks
he has got one the bird lies down on its'
white belly and paddles along over the
snow very quickly, the hard, smooth
quills slipping over the snow crystals!
almost without friction. A remakable.
characteristic of the penguin is his.
bump of locality. Both on shore and1
In the water he never loses his way.
To human eyes one ice floe is precisely
like another, but under that roof of
similar Ice floes I have seen a penguin
of the larger species find Its mate on a
foe after diving and swimming fqr a
full mile under water.-Leslie's.
An Infallible Result. -
Br'iggs--My wife has had a wonder
ful cure. She has recovered her voice
after being unable to utter a word for
nearly six months.
Griggs-You don't mean It! How did
It come about?
Briggs-In the most unexpected way.
We happened to call at a neighbor's
where they were playing cards. We,
thought we might as well take a hand.
What was the result? In less than five
minutes my wife was asking in a.
strong, clear~ voice, "What's trumps?'
An unconventional preacher under
took to give his hearers a vivid con-' '
ception of eternity. This Is 'the way
he did it: "If a little sparrow were to
dip its bill in the 'Atlantic ocean and'
take one drop of water and then take
one hop a day across the country and'
put that drop in the Pacific ocean and
then hop back to the Atlantic, one hop;
a day. until the Atlantic was dry as a'
bone, it wouldn't be sun-up In hades.""d
bad Beginning MIakes Quick Ending.
"So the engagement's offi"
"Yes; she advised him to practice
economy. and he started in by getting
her an imitation diamond."--Detroit
Russians who g'e religious do not eat
pigeons because of the sanctity con
ferred on the dove in the Scriptures..
Gab is nine points in an argument
Its ad vantages to the farmer arc evi
dent. It is a great c:onvenlienlce and ;
it keeps him in axuch closer .touch
with t b out .iv.w rlid than it was
poesibl for him to be without it.'The
it ii.~ crest o: th. s:.ste:a is small com
'.ared wit' the beneits it will afford.
P'repared for War.
A' disp-te' fr'm La'urens to The
Sate say enquiry reveals a practice
obhtaiing in a certain densely inhab
ited 'olor'ed community in that coun
tv. associated with the long ago when
it was necessary: and that is a habit
negro men in t'his section have lately
taken up of carrying their guns--shot
guns and rifles to church. They say
it is a fact and no uncommon thimg
to see a number of old guns in the
church during service. The same
thing is true with reference to all~
their gatherings. But occasionally a
pistol slips in and the work is done to
A R'-u'in baron has written to
th' N ew~ York board of health stating
tbV he is anxious to tind an Ameri
can gi with $100,000 who will marry
Ihim. The letter ought to have been -
hel 'nlenie at quarantine.