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where.' exclaimed .;leuv i-. a
augry tone, and with a ment'
ture. "I told vou to 2 n y
lass. Come v n h e.:m kp
whining for this u a
another time: comi aCong. I sa
The cripote did n are t11M
his biother's order- wnen 1 b v wre
given in that vmannr: and e t
slowly toward hi' mut trn
"Ah: if I had anything b:.t water in
my veins. I'd d sonething tmore than
As the door closed upon lr tuw
sons, the old womain gravc W1 T IW
feelings 0 admi rat ion ior her hand
Louise lay on the stairs as rigid as if
she had been carved from stone.
La Frochard seated heiself byv
table, and communed with hersef.
"Ah, what a splendid fellow .Iacqucs
is! The very image of his dear father.
There was a man for you: but they cut
off his head. Ah! it makes me sick
think of it. I must take something to
Mother Frochard had great faii h in
the virtue of brandy as a means t
strengthenIng herself, and she com
menced to search in her capacious
pocket for the brandy bottle which she
"Yes-yes. young woman." she saad.
threateningly, as she coniinued her
search, "I'l1 attend to you in a min
She had found the bottle. and tak
ing a long draught. she exelaipei:
"Ah! that warms mv heart.. Then
after another drink, she said. much as
she would have said had Louise been
before her instead of lying on Ihe
stairs in nearly a swoon: "We'll see
how you enjoy a couple of days' sta rva
tion. Yes, Jacques is right,. we must
break your obstinate spirit. Then
when you come out you won't refuse to
help your friends make an honest liv
Another deep pull at the bottle. and
the old hag was ready for any work.
however wicked. With a fiendish look
upon her face, she went to the blind
Irl, a taking her by the arms.
e her to stand.
.-- "Shamming again, you are' Stand
up and come with me." and the old
wretch began to pull the poor girl up
the dilapidated stairs.
"Oh, madame:'* screamed Louise, in
an agony of terror, as she fully under
stood that she was about to be con
fined again in the garret, "have you no
soul, no pity? Do not kill me:"
"I don't intend to. you're too valua
ble," replied the old woman. who had
succeeded in getting Louise to the
door, and opening it.she thrust her in.
"There, get in with you, I'll see you
So frantically did the terrified girl
cling to the old woman's garments.
that she found it impossible to shake
her off, and was obliged to go in with
her until she could threaten her into
something approaching a state of sub
While La Frochard is thus pleasant
ly engaged, we will, in a few brief
words, explain what happened after
Marianne was carried away into exile.
Henriettre remained at La Salpetriere
until nightfall, and in the meantime
the Count de Linieres had received
notice that she had embarked in the
prison ship. He at once gave Picard
the necessary orders for the release of
bhe chevalier, and at dusk, he and
Henriette and De Yaudrey were to
gether, discussing plans for the release
Picard proved a valuable aid in the
matter, and before Henriette had been
out of prison an hour, she was on her
way to find the blind girl from whom
she had been separated so long.
They had no difficulty in procuring a
warrant for the arrest of jacques and
his mother, and a guard to execute it.
and thus armed with the power of the
law, they anticipated no trouble.
The boat-house occupied by the Fro
chards had, as the reader will renmem
ber, an entrance opening on the Seine
which was seldom used, and the only
other means of entering the house was
through a long, dark passage leading
from the Rue Noir. At the entrance
of this Dassage the rescuing party halt
ed, and it was then decided that Pi
card should lead the guards around to
the door on the river side, while the
chevalier should proceed through the
passage, contriving to reach the house
at the same time the soldiers did.
It was thought necessary that the
chevalier should go to the next st reet
where he could watch the movements
of the guards, and thus time his own
movements. Leaving Hlenriette at the
entrance of the passage, with many
cautions that she shouild not stir from
the spot, he hurried away.
To the young girl who had thus
waited the preparations which were to
restore her to her sister, the time
passed with leaden wings, and she
could not remain inactive. She re
solved to enter the house in advance
of the others, and thus have the pleas
ure of clasping her sister in her arms a
few moments sooner.
Alone she threaded the dark, noi
some passage. Alone she pursued her
rash journey, prompted by her great
love for her sister, braving all the hor
rors of that viper's den in order that
she might meet her sister a few mo
Mother Frochard descended from the
garret; she had left Louise insensible.
and having thus performed her duty.
betook herself to the consolation which
she could derive from her brandy bot
Suddenly she heard a knock at the
door, and starting in aifright, she hid
her bottle among some of the cooking
utensils that littered the table, and
advanced to the door, askin:
"Who's there? What do you want?
It was Henriette's voice that said
from the outside:
"I am looking for some one-for
"What do vou want of her?" asked
the old woman. suspiciously, and mak
ing no motion toward opening the
"I must speak with her."
E "Are you alone?"
L"Yes, I am alone."
- 'The answer seemed to sat isfyv La
Frochard, for she imimediatecly unfast
ened the door, saying:
"Well, if vou are alone, y-ou uiv
Henriette entered. and but a single
.look at the squalid place frightened
her. The whole house looked a tit
abode for murderers and thieves, and
the appearance of the old woman
seemed to heighten that impression.
"Great Heavens: can this be the
place?" she asked herself. in astonish
As she stood in the centre of the
room, gazing with fear and trembling
upon every object. Mother . Frochardo
was favoring her with suspicious looks.
"Well, young woman." sie said, a f
ter waiting a fewv moments for Heni
ette to speak, "you want to se'e Mad
ame Frochard-wlhat hax e youj "ot I
say to hmer?"
Still Hlenriette hesitatedi. and piee(
her hand upon her heart to siill its tu
"Come. what is itY'" again asked the
old woman. imnpat ient.x. "Wa a'e
you looking for? Do you expect to2 :itM
any one here?"
''Yes-yes. I am looking for ihe
person wfho lives here with you.
" What persun'" andi Motner F-rocii
ard's metallic voice was harder and
shriller than ever.
"A young girl." answered Hienriet te.
One 1mof K iniWY
l I'r e i c'
whIh the i wk
i, ,nd f uphrs
lidI t is I n!( . s d h o
hi 'ie .
T.hai ii I h shaw l and soar
ich e oM xei oin I ameii tron
roie, -and ai-o usnd un arssfr
r"~ W hat '- is ~ 11 1, *..i ,I?*Zke l ,
1l it 11 i I t '. i it :' rp I - ' i ~ 1. -,!.
it is. hors. I tvi !ioial:- Ar' o len
:iettr'sz,;athprsad :emels f hi
"Not a bit of it: it ismine," holdi
asredi a iFrochard. , hinking s
could make the young .girl helieve her
--AI this ser arouIndI yo.r neek?
"Weil. what of it?"*
"It wa" mtade for ler by my owvl
hand,.: exMaimey! ienriette. learis
it fromi tho old voian's neck. -( )]
wreth: vou have lied TO n v
For an instant La 'rote'iard was a,
01'ihed. Sihe hal thon h "o p'I1
sIud lnritte hat sh' knew not h
ing ahoult hersir:ittwa uo
ler rount. wicked fAc grew perfio'
it tiendish with rag. . as sh li s
I' rough her set t NOWii. the singl word
T hen. after a iiomelnt's thought
she tur"ed to lienrwite with a smIil
that w as intended I o be sypi:i htet ie.
"We:-well,' she saim. in a sorro.'
I l voice, "if yoi Imust know I le I ruth
'1 F t elI you. When youl came in. yo!
Iwere so excited!( and( frightenied,
(i' (Lae to tell you all
Al--all Iiwhat?" interrupted iHen
riette. in an agony of apprehension
*One evening about three month
ago," continuedi Mother Frochard.
met the girl you are looking for
wandering about the streets. I hac
pity. on her, and brought her hom
with me. where I took care of her.
The old woman stopped to wip
away imaginary tears,. but the agoniz
ed girl exclaimed:
. t0 on. for leaven's sake. go on."
"Well," whined the old hag. "sh
knew I was poor and coludn't afford t
keep her for nothing. so she sung some
times in the street-just to help ie
aid she sung like a little hird.''
Again the old woman's feelingsover
caie her. and- she was obliged to stop.
"And tioen, what then?"!
"And then. why. you see the poo
child vasn't very strong, and wha
with the life we led, ann the sorrov
she felt. she couldn't stand it. and th
poorlit tle !rd broke down eut i rely. Sh
said she couldln' sing any more, an<
that was the end of i~. For two day:
she has been dumb. She'll sing nu
more-- no more."
As Moher Fochad tin ished. he
fessional whine in) it. sunk almost to;
whisper, and seat ingheirself in a chair
she cov'ered her face with hei' apron
and simulated an agony of grief.
"Dead:'exclaimed Heniette. wxhil,
every vestive of color left her face. an<
she stood like one petitied. "dead, m.
sister imy Louise is dtatd:" and over
come by her intense s.orrow,. she suni
insensible on the tlr
''"Fainted, eh?"eried the old woman
1unjfl:ingi up guickly. and gazing at th
prostrate girn "What am I to d'
with her? "Ohu ilues were on)1
here: I must go for him."
She star'ted towai'd the door: bu
the thought flashed ovet' her that sh
had forgotton to lock the garret (100
and she ran back and peformed tha
'rhei'e,"' she said. with a sigh 0
sat isf act ion ' "theire is nothing to fea
now. and IUll go and call .1 acunes."'
The old woman departed in seari'c
of her son. leaving H~en'riette lying up
o the fioor.
To be continued.
Free Delivery and Good Rtoads'
freot be true. the Postmaster
Generai is soon to be asked to con
sider a pretty promising plan for th(
betterment of the highways of' thi:
country. submitted to the superinten
dent of ttte free delivery system by
Icitizen of Pennsylvannia, Mr. Josepi
W. Brown. It is based upon the fatc
that only one seriou~s obstacle stand:
in the way of developing thie fre(
deliery service, namely, the presein
conitioni of our' country roads. Mr'
Brown's idea is that if a certain roat
is repor'ted as practically impassabbi
for the carriers, the highway authori
ties of the town wherein it is foiim
Iare to have a reas'inable length o
Iof time withbin which to repair it and
the penalty for their failure so to d(
is to be tha cessation of free deliver)
in that localily. In is recent report
IMr. Martin Docdge, Director of' thi
ureau of Publie Roads Inquiries 0
the Department of Agriculture, marh
some interesting co)mments:
"The circumstance that over SO.
000000 was appropriated by our las'
Congress largely to be buried in ou
mudy roads in the delivery of eu:
rural mails, while only the small sun
f &20, 000 xvas last year devoted t<
meeting the road pr'oblemn indicate:
the great need (f education regardini.
the uresenit necessity and demand foi
vigorous and intelligent road work
"As mun ofii these iarge appr'opria
tions tor ruir'l mail delivery' could hti
save'd if we nari good r('as. it is oi~Votu:
th an) amoiunt equal to a consider
ae porti'>n of these sums coiuld b<
spent toi a good advantage in educat
ig the people in the work of i mprov
inr our country roads, and thus foril
ee close. a large drain on our nationa
eahblx. If the introduction of fre<
mail~ deliv ery results in the improve
met ol.or icouitry roads, our rui'a
find.s AA have occ'~asion) to bless thb
''rt of iletter wvritin~g and the Pocs1
Oim'e twice ox cr.
Au i:you helping' yoir past ir thes<
ays. D ou e'r havi e a fr'indly tall,
with himabo u te wotrk. letting hiia
knwx that yo art'te interIested ini whal
he is doing. D' yvu listen attenitivel
his sermo" A. undj listener is Il
great enc'ouragemeniC t to a preacher.
Did v'ou knowx that a little discr'imi
fatg prais~ e heps a pastor' mu1.ch.
T 1hee are ch'iur'ci members who w) t a
pie:n'her i itl on-i' e now andi ~i~ then.
T?r over a :;ew leI' and lxour ias
fruitea.in me i ' tnd no't 'a dead
irch) r'eadyV to droi p ' atan tm.
TH Mi0 oiC doctine dn' se'm toII
h ranattc' o ' r zuel.~ n a. t
.o enw oe3uiea it c' ott ia: i hi xee thii
Iion 'tiZC'i nee ocdsem.t .
b mWrei u . iuit t.) be, !niid,
I e ;rilk, hid
V I'b i wlling Iwi.
. t to le cheel *Ahen' tilinii is
J1 to-i drive i~ln s away with s 11.
W t it-r the h our isdark ir bright.
.!ust to : o*Ca! Wo(;i and right:
.iNt t !ivN that God knIws beit
.in1 in is t prOmises ever tI rest:
.is lot - ive e our daily key.
T iis i., M;i' w i!. Vr "y . and mie.
How ca:n you help it. if thinirs o
wrong. alter you have done your
What's the use of fretting for what
vou cannot hlp:- If you can't L.eip it
then let it go.
Whether the hours 1e1 hlark or
1briiht the I'ftt ing (oeS nlolt lighten
the urdLn or make the time go fas
A friendwho i as brne ma and
deep .riefs remarked to me soIMet ime
sine '' Work is the pana!cea for
troubiles that you cainn t shake ol (I
(Irive awaV. II is dreadfuil to be har
rowed wit. h sleeplcss nights -which i
brini ominous forebodinugs despite
our resolve not to think of yoursor
ro ws (or indul'ige your griefs. These
forebo(ding~s wilIl aunt you. plague
yOu, tor1ment you ii the weary night
im. but with dayli ghilt you can g'i to
work-can do busy work for yourself
and for others. You can even work
yourself into surcease of sorrow for
the ti bneing. Work is the prime
-d It will bring fatigue. of
couIrSe, but fatig.ue sleep. 'God giveth
his beloved sleep'--ancd the comfort
will come if voui are loyal to (41d and
Of course, useless work for yourself
or others is not compensation in re
suits. but genuine labor-the sort
which adds comfort to the home, and
is sweetened by the knowledge that
economy and thrift will give satisfac
tion to all concerned-is here meant
as a remedy.
There are thousands of people in
this world who would die in insane
asylums if it were not for the healthy
atmosphere which industry provides.
Persons who have waded through deep
waters of atfliction. or passed through I
fiery trials of disaster, have frequent
lv testilied to the saving power of (
real. constant occupation as a panacea 1
for ills that cannot be avoided or
driven away by any other process.
r It is the natural compensation
the force that restores the equilib
rium and which supplies the mental
balance-which has been strained and
distorted by grief and shock.
Constant occupation-the kind that
is helpful-and unfailing reliance up
on God and his promises have brought
many a suffering soul into a sweet.
haven of peace and spiritual comfort
aerthe waves and billows have gone
Some of the most cheerful persarns 1
have ever known have horne heavy
griefs uncomplainingly to the grave.
They stemmed the tide by a steady1
walkf in the piath (of duty--loyal to
GJod and the right.-Mrs. W. H. Fe]
ton in Atlanta Jouirnal.
A Daiy for Childiren.
Christmas seems to be the only fes
tia of the year wflich rightfully be- 1
longs to the chileren-thie time when 1
the Christ-child camne into the world,
bornu in such a lowly place. that no II
child, however humble, but should I
share in the joy of his birth. If wet
have tch~ildren in our homes, says a
witer in the Farm and Fireside, let
us ivest the Christmas-time with all (
the beauty and brightness that is 1
possible. Teach them I he sweet. ild I
Christmais soiigs, such as 'IIoily I
Night. "Once in IRoyal D~avid's City."
"O L ittle Town of Bethlehem" and 1
Joy~ to th e World." Tell them again
the story (of the birth of the Christ..
All children love it. and is ever new. I
Tese talks are made more interest-t
ing by looking at pictures. Good
copies of old masterpieces illustratini
the lifeI of Chriost arie very cheap now. 1
and should be in every home. Sich
pitues a.s Corneggio's 'Nativ.ity.
"Thie WXorship oft the Magi."I ''he
\In'donna anrd Child." v:il nn irke a h ist 1
ingr impression) on a child's mind. As I
Christmas commemorates God's great- (
Iest and best gift to the world, it is a(I
sweet custom for friends to give somne 1
ifit to each othecr symboli:'ing thir
loe In too many homes tihe children
are in dianger of having their own ida
of Christmas one of getting sonme
thing, instead of sharing in the joy o1F
iving. In this way ther lose tihe bes.t
part of the Christmas joy. He sure tI
let ev en tie little onies have a shale in
the Ch ristmas preparat ion: teach them
tat theC best part of every gift is the
loe thait goes with it. arid to try to
make a happy Christmas for as manyx
as hey catn. It would be a good thing
if all children wvould commit to to
mmory these lines, by Phobe Carey.I
and practice them:1
Chlde whose lives are blest with
Whose ifits are greater mani your alims
Th.ink of the ch.ildI who stand's r
ITo-day '~ with emrpty hands:
Go till then up and you will also till t
Thir emip;y hearts. that be so cold !1
A nd i biten longing eyes K
W it Ii igrtefulI. giad surprise. 4
Mayj all who have at this blest seasoni F
I Ils preciouis lit le one-thle poor and (
In jovful sweet acc:ord.1
Thuis lending 10 ole Lori:
THiE captain in charge of a light
s ip situated at the entrance (if San
F rancisec haro r recently reported to
te U'nited States light house cerm-I
n missioner that a large numnber' of I and
~ids tiok refuge (n board tile yesseL.
.denise smoke from noirtherni forest
ires hung over tihe licalityv and com-iii
pe tely obscured sea an~d land. Evi
denty the birds had lost thir~ wa'
and.~ exhauisted lby their ilong light.
thC wandcerers alighted oin the ship
uneerd by th e presence oif the
cr. At Xlone time sixtyv of the fea th- t
re guests were counIitedi n vartio ji,
.ar S Lii lhe siip. (>)wls, eranes.hum i
migL ?.rds and ether non-m na rine sp- a
ie werVicie not iLcd du1 rig thew time.
T'" h1l neCvil is to bei exterminl
ed In Texas iI a1 e''nlierted cous of15 -ia
ait that re suit. At a eionfifeie
held un' ler theC* auspices (if the C'm li L
mtercial Clubof liilla s and: to whih t
mebe;.rs of the - tate legislature
State oils and' er sresentativets 1'
commecialbodis an frinig iner d.
ests were inii'iai tie preiilminaryi s
t -ies wre tae for wagingi an~ activ p
atipa ign a ainst the pest. The leg- ti
Islatur ie is to be calle 21u pon to make a il
ibe.rl appropriatio~n tii bei usedC for s
.OVE TRAT KILLS.
. v woarn Shot !o Death on
\ .h ::irin LeCleyre, a noted an
reist and a teacher of IatnuIages.
v nvsteriouslv shot and mortally
vouniIed Friday in Philadelphia by
lerman IIscher. a former pupil.
lie womila(n is dving in a hospital and
I elscher is in custcdy. I requited love
s s;id toi have prompted the deed.
Wh1-en arrested Ilischer's only ex
>lanationi wast- Ihe following-:'T
vCre sw.ethea rts. she and 1. She
)irI ke my heart and deserved I) Ie
Miiss LeCleyre is 1; years of aige and
ter issailant is 24. The shooti ng ci
:urred on the street in broad daylight
Ind was witnessed by a score (if per
;ons. Miss LeCleyre was standing at
street corner awaiting a car. I Hels
-her. who had cisguised h-mself by
neansol a false moustache.npproached
ier from the rear and ac( osted
cr. .\mst at the same moment he
irew I revolver from his pocket and
)ointed it at the woman. who turned
md attempted to run away. She had
fone only a few steps when IHelscher
egan liring upon her. After discharg- I
ng live shots at the fleeing woman.
hree of which took eiect. he replac
d the pistol in his pocket and start
cd to walk away. He made no effort
escape and was immediately arrest
Miss LeCleyre ran a short distance
Lmd then sank exhausted upon a door
tep. She was carried into the house
Lm1 from there removed to a hospital.
n her statement to a magistrate she
enied acquaintance with Helseher,
it when he was brought before her
ninus the false moustache she at once
-ecognized him. She declined, how
ver. to accuse him of having shot
ier, but asked the police if he had ad
nitted it. Neither would state the
mature of her relations with Helscher.
[wo bullets took effent in the woman's
-ight side below the shoulder. and an
>ther embedded itself in the right
de of the chest. The physicians
iold out no hope for her recovery.
Miss LeCleyre has attained wide
pread notoriety through her anarchis
ic utterances and intimacy with
eoma Gold man and other Anarchists.
ihe is an accomplished linguist and
nusiian and has written much ana-r
histic literature and many erotic
>ems. Ilelscher is a cigarm kar. le
vas born in Russia and came to this
-ountry fourteen years ago. For a
ime he lived in Boston. but during
:he last eight years has resided here.
1e is an avowed- Anarchist.
one of the African Methodist bish
,ps who spoke in 11ichmond Wednes
lay nighl. has evidently lost his head.
[n referring to the movement inaugur
tted by Hon. .Iohn S. Wise. of New
irk, to have the new constitution of
Virginia dclcared illegal. this negro
isoo cailled on all negroes in the
United Staites to "tight for their
-ghts" and not suffer themselves tO
> disfranchised. The colored preacher
'ok occasion to refer to the assassina
ion (f I'residlent 31eNinley as the act
> God, who was displeased with him
ecause of McKinley's tardiness im giv
ng negroes all they wanted. and God
caled him home." Mr. lloosevelt
hould carry oni the work of abolh,h
ng .Jim Crow cars and providing so
:l equality for the wives and (daugh
ers of the colored race. according to
his negro bishop's policy. The At
anta Jiournal says this colored bishop
tas assumed a big contract if that is
ls mission, and no better method
-ould have been devised to divide the
lepbl~ean party in twain than this
egio preacher's outcry against the
lead President. MIr. McKinley had
he greatest opportunity of any Chief
sxective knowni to the American pec
eI laid before him. if he had res
~utely put the negro aside. as
his government had previously set1
side the aboriginal indian and the
longolian, many think he might have
mad a formidable iRepublican party in
he South for the past six years: but
ie held on to the negro and the South
'emained solid, it is the irony of fate
hat he should now be reviled by the
ery class he clung to, as Bishop Wal
er's speech demonstrates, if the
ight against Jlim (.row cars is inaug
irated indeed and in trtuth by such
eaders as Bishop Walters, then the
olored people who behave themselves'
vill also sutfer. TVhe bishop should
>e retired by his own people for rea
ons that are plain.
The Morphine Habit.
A wife and mother who lives in
ergia asks the Atlanta .Journal
vhy the legislature does not place
,tringent restrictions on the sale of
norphine and laudanum to the poor
reatures that are enslaved by the
abit. "It is worse than the whisky
abit." shte writes. "'I know five
amilies who are in dire poverty be
ause thle parent. sometimes male.
ometimes lemale. will sell the last
1uit in the house t-> get the drug or
he liquid narcotic."
The use of narcotics is far more
eeral than can be0 supposed by tihe
mon-users. it is a sly sneaking habit.
t is uniformly secretive in its
nethods, and until the poor victim is
anded in an insane asylum the ex
et of this secretiveness is not to be
mderstood. This distressed woman
urther writes: " My own husband is 1
ddicted to it. and he has nearly be
ome illeapable of attending to b)usi-j
ss. Is there nlo way. no provision;
n I he law that will prevent the sale 1
a confirme~d victim ,jf this awful i
ahit? We will be ruined unless lhe
n be kept from getting it."
in commcenting~ on the above piti
ble story Tihe Journal says "'this is<
n old. old story. and0 the dvoswy
hat are used to get dope devius byahe
itims and the prolits made by the
ale (of the dirugs' *o those who will
a any price to secure them. forbid
he hope that prohibition of the sale
vil be easilyv providedi [or by suitable
gisation or -that viations of such
law will not be constantly occuring,.~
o matter how perfectly it may be
one at the time of passage. WXhen
lrphine is added to the whisky hiabit
le dule dose is even nwrl'4 fearful
aits eilects on the brain of the vic
i. but the end is surer ana quicker, '
s to time. There is an epidemic of
alide'( allI over this (countryW. H ow
mhl of it is traceable to tile Opium
id whisky haliir. it is impossible to
all. but it is reas'nmable to inifer that
- is a wvav, thai wil! surely take hold
n death. as a remedy for the horror t
at is ent it led by the drug.'
-r is said that forty tihousand clii
en under twelve years of acre are in
red in one inadustrial insurance com-1l
any~ in i'ennsylvan ia. We believe
at these insurance companies are
l indirect cause oIf thle death of
WILL GIVE IN.
Leading Citizens Advises President
Castro to Yield to Force.
FULL POWER GIVFN MR. BOWEN,
Mhe American Minister. to Effect a
Tcrniination of' the Present
I)ifliculties Will) Least
Harn to Venezuela.
The news from Venezuela is more
tranquil. It has been decided that
the Venezuelan dificulty shall be ar
Aitrated. and the discussion of terms
>f settlement is now going on. United
tates Minister Howen undoubtedly
vill be one of the arbitrators. The
ovemment fears that coercive meas
aires will follow the establishment of
Tifc leading citizens of Caracas have
iddressed a joint note to President
Castro asking him to give full powers
to United States Minister Bowen to
,ffect a termination of the present dif
culty. Tihis note was transmitted to
President Castro at 1 o'clock Wednes
iay afternoon. It is signed by all the
eading merchants, bankers and agri
:-ultural interests of Caracas. it re
lects truly the consensus of current
>pinion among the business element of
his city. The men who signed the
iote will meet again tonight to dis
,uss ways and means of obtaining
money with which Venezuela can
neet her obligations, as well as the
uarantees which it will be possible to
>irer to creditors. The not is as fol
Caracas, Dec. 17. 190:.
ro the President of the United States
Sir: The undersigned having met
ith the purpose of offering their aid
:o the government of Venezuela in
he present conflicting situation,
which has been created by the aggres
;ive attitude of Germany and Great
Britain and upon your request to give
ur opinions in writting we address
ou in the following terms:
In view of the acts of violence al
ready commited and of the absolute
impotence of Venezuela to meet
rorze with force in response to the
illied forces of Germany and Great
Britian and in view of the fact that
Venezuela has exhausted all the
meatis required by civilization and
iplomacy to put an end to the pre
;ent situation, and the government
nd the people of Venezuela having
somplied honorably and worthily to the
emands of national honor, we con
;ider, with all due respect, that the
oment to yield to force has arrived.
We therefore respectfully recom
end that full powers be given to
the minister of the United States of
North America, using him to carry
)ut proper measures to terminate the
resent conflict in the manner least
prejudicial to the interests or Vene
The note is signed by about 200
rominent citizens of Caracas.
PEOPLE DESERT HI.
During the last ten days President
astro has acted with extraordinary
anergy. He has transformed the en
ire country into a vast camp, having
raised more than 40.000 men, wvhom
Lhe has well armed, equipped and
rasported from very direction to
La Guayra and Puerto Cabello, in the
3xpectation that the allies would at
:empt to land at one or both of these
points But there has been a change
f feeling, and the prominent men of
Venezuela who were at one time ready
:o lead the people in the defense of
heir country, now consider that justi
lation to take the men of the repub
ic away from their families and tneir
vork does not exist They have re
olved to discover a means to bring
ibout arbitration, or at least treat
with the allies. The means sought is
shought to lie through the United
tates legation and satisfactory re
ults are on every hand expected to
~ollow. A member of the ministry
;aid to the correspondent of The As
ociated Press: " The United States
las not prevented the allies from as
~ailing us, but it has obliged them to
iccept our terms."
ITALIAN 3IINIsTER LEAVES.
The italian minister left Caracas
Wednesday morning. At 8 o'clock
iinister Bowmen went to the italian
egation in a state carriage, accompa
ied by Secretary Russell and took the
Italian minister, Signor de Riva
id the itaiian consul. Signor Gaz
urell, and conducted them to the
ailroad station, where they were
met by the leading Italian resi
ents of Caracas. Mr. Bowen then
tcompanied the minister to his coach
;hok hands with him and handed
iim. papers and cigars for his journey
:o La Guayra.
Tne Xenezuelan newspapers are
til ignorant of the fact that tne
talian minister presented an ultima
:u to tile Venezuelan government
iuesday afternoon and therefore there
vere no crowds at tihe railroad station
md no hostil demonstration. The
:ity is quiet.
A sCHooNER CAPTURED.
The German cruiser Falke. whichl
1as been anchored for the past two
lays at tile entrance of Lake Mara
maibo, Thlursday, captured the Vene
:uelan schooner Victoria. After cut
ing down her mainmast. thus disa
)ling 1her, the Germans abandoned tile
~essel. This action has caused great
ndignation among the Venezuelans
md excitement runs high at Maracai
>O where the people have been parad
ng the streets utter cries against
rcat Britain and Germany.
THlE TROUBLE sETTLE'D.
A dispatch from Caracas says Presi
lent Castro has clothed Minister Bow
n with full powers to efiect a settle
nent with Great Britain, Germany
.nd Italy. Minister Bowen simply
waits the consent of tihe state dec
artment to undertab e the task. as
uming that tihe nations named will
e willing that he shall undertake the
or'k. It is believed the critical phase
f the Venezuelan situation has pass
Cic.w;o police are battled in an ef
ort to find the writter of anonymous
atters withl which society folk have
een bombarded for nearly four years.
'he writer evidently keeps close
~atchl of the society columns in the
apers. Announcement of the en
agement or prespective marriage of
rominent young persons has been fol
wed closely by letters addressed to
he bride-to-be or to some relative,
nd containing charges of immorality
gainst the prospective bride-groom.
TrilE .Iapanese need ne further praise
>r their up-to-dateness. Tile Tokio
overnment has just ordered several
~ray machines from this country to
e used for the purpose of detecting
lit timeve who swaowoldn coins.
FRUITS AND FLOWERS.
Laud 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 fairly
open to admit sun and air for full
growth of fruit.
The dahlias will never disappoint
you. Pink, 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 (forgetmenot) needs partial
shading. but not the shade of a tree.
Plant among taller flowers or around
rosebushes, nd it will do well.
Plenty of yellow blossoms should be
secured for places which lack sun
shine. Yellow is good in almost every
situation and.is the cheeriest of tones.
Good cultivation causes an abun
dance of fibrous roots to be made. The
growth of any plant is largely meas
ured by the number of its fibrous
He was one of those men who are
constantly 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
hl.' presented it to me and asked the
rate, I replied. 'One-tenth of I per
"'Now, look here.' he said. 'You are
too high. I have 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
-All right,' I remarked. 'We will do
.t for the same rate, considering that
i ou are an old customer.'
"The bill of exchange cost him 6111
:-ents more than it would had he kept
Iulet."-New York Times.
Needed For Other Purposes.
A Georgia.justice recently married a
runaway couple who drove up to his
house and went through the ceremony
without descending from the carriage.
When the ceremony was over, says the
Atlanta Constitution. the groom fum
bled in his pockets and fished up thirty
"Jedge." he 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
!f she isn't happy, because she's able
#o by clothes that will make all the
other women envious."-Chicago Post.
Doris--Yes, she was furious about
the 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
ried, the latter being a well known col
lector of antiques."--Chicago News.
fIMPORTANT TO FARMERS.
What Texas Fever is and How it
should be Treated.
The appearance of Texas fever
among cattle at Blackville malkes it
important for our farmers and others
who keeps cattle to know something
about this disease, that is so fatal to
the bovine race. Texas fever was not
well understood uutil about twelve
years ago, but is now known to be a
specitic disease of cattle similar in
many respects to human malaria.
The primary cause of it is a micros
copic protozvan (animal germ) which
destroys the r&l cells of the blood. The
animals become infected by beingr bit
ten by the common cattle tick. for
merly so numerodus in all cattle in this
All native cattle that carry ticks
from the time they are calves. acquir
ing immunity to the disease when
very young, but if cattle have never
had ticks on them they readily take
the disease wvhen they are exposed to
tick infestation. That is the trouble
with cattle from the northern .States
as well as western North Carohlna,
which.is entirely free from ticks and
aboe the government quarantinc line.
I.hose feeders who ship from there
I.::ould be very careful never to ship
efore frost, to load cattle into clean
ars. not to .unload into stock pens
where tick infested cattle have been
kept during summer, and to scrupui
ously avoid driving the cattle over
roads or through woods where seed
ticks may be on the grass and leaves:
also to avoid the use of straw or leaves
for beddidg if taken from woods where
tick-infested cattle have used the
past summer. If. however, it is found
that the cattle have gotten the ticks
on them. begin at once to remove
them by oiling the parts where they
are found, using cotton seed or cheap
lubricating oil. A good way to build
a chute consistmng of two slatted
fences sixteen feet long and two feet
apar t and so arranged that the cattle
Imay be shut in with bars as driven
Put the chute in a cross fence so
that cattle may be driven from one lot
to another, making sure that all of'
them are greased. If any are taken
sick. they refuse food, stand with head,
hung low or lie with the head stretch
ed on the ground in front, have high
fever, and in bad cases red urine. Af
ter death the most noticeable lessonC
is that the spleen (melt) is very much r
enlarged. black, easily torn, and tilled S
with black clotted blood. A good.
treatment is to give a pound of salts
every 24 hours till bowels act freely a
and 'twice a day given half ounce of t
quinine. All who are interested in
this disease should write Dr. Nesoma
at Clemson college for Biulletin No. t
72 on Texas fever. t
Ti-: D~arlington Messenger says
"3r 31e'lver. Williamson recently I
sold a load of tobacco on the D~ariing-f
ton ~market for somnething~ over $.0L.
00. Of course the tobacco was of
ine quality. but this was a line price. c
also and shows what can be dlone on 't
T hrce of'iicials. two~( senators and 15 * t
naties. mostly children. were kiileda
by the earthquake which destr'oyed I
the town of Andijan. Russian Central n
A sia. Tuesday. In addition :800 na0
tives and 17 senators were injured and t
9,000 houses of natives and 1:10 lus- p
sianresi~nc~s wre estryed
LEARNING A LANGUAGE.
It is Cornparatively Easy to .rquire
a Working Vocaba!ary.
"It doesn't require any great length
of time to learn a language if one has
patience." said a mnan who Las ma
tered several ianguages. "and when I
hear a man regret that he is not able
to speak French or German or sp:nish
or some other language unknow to
Lim I cannot couceal my aunmsemjent.
In nine cases out of ten I iight say
that the men who expas a re:;ret of
this sort hiandle' English very poworly
if that happens to be their language.
-The chances are that their votnbu
larios are extremely limited, and it
would probably ;urprise them to knotw
that d-spite the advantages of birth
and education they co;uld n:ot command
more tlh:z a G(:1).or 700 words in English
If their lives depended u; cn it. Yet
they are a ble to carry on intelligent cou
versation. a:d many of them may be
come forcible and even axiomatic in
their savings, and they plunge into dis.
cussions of literature, art, music and
other subjects of such fine elegance
and do it rather successfully too.
"Now. how long ought it to take for
a man to learn 600 or 700 or even 1,000
words in any lauguage? Certainly it
ought not to take any great length of
time. and from my own experience I
know that it does not. Of course I am
not speaking now of mastering so that
one can get the full benefi-t of all the
refinements -of speech in a particular
"But I have In mind the idea of
speaking intelligibly in a given lan
guage and being able to understand
perfectly what is said in return. I have
a system which I have worked out, and
it has been of vast benefit to me and
has enabled me to learn a number of
languages. It occurred to me while I
was in Mexico a few years ago on im:
"1 coubl nct speak a wor:d of Spanish
and coui not unCe:-stand the Lunguage.
1 concluuld th::t I would rarn Iea
gulge. My pln was simply this: I
made up y mind that I would not re
tire :t the cio. of 1-y day as long as
I wa; .tazr. w::ihart learning'at least
nouse uh a a wiart the me- ant.
That would give me ninety words per
month, or something over 1,000 in a
year's time."-New Orleans Times
Look Out For- Your Pate.
A contemporary says "pate" is slang
fr head. It Is, eh? Wherefore? Sure
ly the word Is used in a trivial or de
rogatory sense. as noddle, noggin, cra
nium, brainpan, etc., but Its origin is
eminently respectable. Shakespeare
says "the learned pate ducks to the
golden fool." Pope's epigram is good:
ou beat your pate and fancy wit will
Knock as you please, there's nobody at
We have "bald pate" and "shave
pate." Why, the word is used once in
the Bible, and by David, in Psalm vii.
16, "His mischief shall return upon his
own head, and his violent dealing shall
come down upon his own pate." Ac
eurately, pate does not mean the head,
but the crown of the head.-New York
A Forbidden Topic.
"There Is one topic peremptorily for
bidden to all well bred, to all rational,
mortals," says Emerson, "namely,
their distempers. If you have not slept
or if you have slept or if you have
headache or sciatica or leprosy or thun
derstroke, I beseech you by all angelsI
to hold your peace and not pollute the1
morning, to which all the housemates
bring serene and pleasant thoughts, by
corruption and groans. Come out of
the azure. Love the day."
The quotation suggests that, hard as
it is to be an invalid, it may prove al
most is paInful to be an invalid's
Love and Business.
"Dear," she said during an interval
of comparative sanity, "promise me
"Anything," he answered, with the
recklessness of love.
"After we have been married a rea
onable time if we decide a divorce is
desirable promise that my brothers,
who are struggling young lawyers,
shall represent us." - Philadelphia
Open Road to Fame and Fortune.
"My boy," said the old gentleman in
a kindly tone, "there's only one thing
that stands between you and success."
"And what is that?" asked the youth.
"if you worked as harl at working,"
explained the old gentleman, "as you
do at trying to find some way to avoid
working, you would easily acquire
both fame and fortune." - Chicago
The One Qualfifation.
"What position will our friend take
n this momentous question?" asked
the gradiloquent man.
"Position ?" echoed Senator Sor
ghum absentmindedly. "Oh, he'll take
pretty nearly any position that's open,
provided there's a salary attached to
"Oh. Major Bloodgore," said girlish
gusher, "they say that during the war
you were always cool in action."
"Cool" declared the major. "Why,~
my dear girl, I was -so cool that when I
shivered people Insinuated that I was
Sarah-Mr. Rippler says that be Is a
Susie-But he didn't say that every
girl in town had nssisted in confirming
alm. did he?-Indianapolis News.
Some men take pains naturally. -ano
some give them the same way.--Chi
Should be Paid.
Te so-called Lord b)Ond case will C
time up again before the le-gislature ~
ext month. it having been up before
everal egislature-s in the past few
ears. The case is as follows: in
eruar. 18$->. the assets of the
tate bank (a. private 'orporation, not
he State institution known as ''Ther
lank of the St'ate.' were plundered
nd rtted and stolen by the federal a
roops of Sherman's marc'h through a
he State. Among the assets of the
nk were 100 bons f the State o
V.000 each. issued under act of i4
i ad o the lue Rsidge liajiroad C>..
>r which the bank had subsc'ribed
nd paid in grold at not less than ;:ar.
mmed iately Upon the reopeni ni of
)mmun ations -- . e. in .ll., % > t
de president of the bank "ave noticet
the treasurer- (of the State warann b)
im not to pay these bonds t(o any one p
resenting them. All of these bonds
ae been recovered and paid exce.ptt
bou ':T.00. and t he elforCt has been
have theii State pay them. it is d
iitted that it is a valid debt of 'he.
Late. but because' of the fear that .
t lost bonds might turn up and be t
tid the second time. the legislature P
he Killing of a ig Rhino on the
Banks of the Nile.
I was dashing along, confident that;
h hino must be far ahead, when Zo
anji, xvhistled. I could see nothng til
b' ponded out the -brute lying quitel
lose to mo. The sun beating on her'
n1d cak'd bide made it blend so per
eetly with the red earth and yellowish'
:r:ss that I should have walked righ
up without seeing her. - She sprang-to
her feet. We 1:oth fired. She made a
zbort dash toward us, but thought bet
:er of it and rushed down-a small slope'
an to a flat bed of short reeds. Here*
.he turned again and defied us. Again.
:he h-a vy guns roared. She spun round
iud round several times, staggered, re
covered and dashed off only to stop.,
bowever, under the next tree. The .303s,
racked. and in a wild chorus of thank
Cul yells she toppled over, rose again,i
spun round and finally subsided into
the grass. .We went up quite close to
Inish her. She fought hard to rise and
dave a last-charge, but the lttlepencl.
ike bullet again sped on Its sad errand,'
and the game old relic of prehistoric
imes breathed her last. We were sad
men as we gazed upon her grotesque,
misshapen form. Somehow one feels
uch a blatant upstart. in the presence
)f the pachyderms when one thinks of
the unbroken line that dates back un
2hanged into the unthinkable ages of
the past.-Ewart Grogan in Outing.
The leadsman's Perquisites.
Strange and unreasonable laws guar
inteed to the headsman his full 'shard
)f emoluments. He was well paid, for,
is work and never suffered from a
lull season. From the towns he re
!eived poultry and fodder, from the
monasteries fish and game. The Ab
baye do Saint-Germain gave him every
year a pig's head; the Abbaye de Saint
Nartin five loaves of bread and flve bot
LIns of wine. Cakes were baked for him
n tha eve of Epip'iny. For each leper
in th, comnmuntcy lie exacted-heaven
Knows why-a tax at Christmas time..
Les !T:es de joie were his vassals. It
wans hi: nrivilege to seize in the market
much corn as he could carryl
r . i:n his hands, and the peasants
tus freely robbed submitted without a
murmur, crossing themselves with fer
vor as he passed. He had the power to
ave from death any woman on. her.
way to the. scaffold, provided he were
ible and wiling to marry her. He was
the first -official called to the bodyof a
sicide. and, standing on the dead
an's breast, he claimed as his own
!verything he could- touch with- the
oint of his. long sword.-AgneS Rep
ier in Harper's Magazine.
Holman F. Day's 'Tine Tree al
ads" tells in verse a number-of sto
-ies that actually happened "down in
!aine," and are remembered there to
lay by old narrators. One relates to
3arney MeGauldrie, a landlord of that
tate, at whose house famous men
iked to stay, that they.might enjoy a
Bdrney was always loyal to his
rends. At one time a new meat
lealer came to town and tried to se
ure the landlord's trade.
"I have- always bought meat 'of Jed
Easkell," said Barney, "and I guess
"But," said the other, "old Haskefl
loesn't know his business. He doen't
ten know how to cut meat"
"Well," drawled Barney.. "I've al
vas found that he knows enough
tout it to cut sirloin steak clear to the
iorn, and that's good enough for me.'
The Pens~ins Bump of Locality.
On shore the penguin is an awkward
:reature. Water is its element. When .
munted on the Ice floes, the birds gen
rally try to run away In an unright
position, but just as the hunter thik
m has got one the bird lies down on its
white belly and paddles along over the
mow very quickly, the hard, smooth
uills slippin~g over the snow crystals
ilmost without friction. A remarkable'
~haracteristic of the penguin Is his
>ump of locality. Both on shore and *
n the water he never loses his way.
Lo human eyes one Ice floe Is precisely
ike another, but under that roof of
imilar ice floes I have seen a penguin
f the larger species find its mate on a
ie after diving and swimming for a.
al mile under water.-Leslie's.
An In fallible Result.
Briggs-My wife has had a wonder
ul cure. She has recovered her voice
Lfter being unable to utter a word for
early six months.
Griggs-You don't mean It! How.did
t come about?
Briggs-In the most unexpected 'way.
We happened to call at a neighbor's
where they were playing cards. We. -
hought we .ig"ht as well take a band.
ihat was the result? rn less than fite
inutes my wife was asking in a
;trong. clear, voice. "What's trumps?'
An unconventional preacher under- .4
:ook to give his hearers a vivid con
,ption of eternity. This Is the way
o did it: "If a little sparrow were to
lip its bill in the --Atlantic ocean and!
nk&. one drop of water and then take
me hp a day across the counfry and'
mt that drop in the Pacide~ ocean and1
hen hop back to the Atlantic, one hop'
day, until the Atlantic was dry as a -
>ne, it wouldn't be sun-up in hades." -1
sad Be:;inning Make. Quick Ending,
"So the engagement's off?'"
"Yes: she advised him to practice
conoy, and he started in bygetting
ter an imitation diamonld."-Dtroit
nussins who are religious do not eat
>Ig (:s loeause of the sanctity con
erred on the dove in the Scriptures.
Gab is nine 'points in an argument.-s
aid. The receiver of the bank and
thers interested have offered and are
illing to enter into a bond to indem
ify the Stat e against all loss: but still
be legislature refuses to pay the
onds. Last session the legislature
assedi a resolution -instructing the
tat treasurer to mark off the bonds
ront, his books. G;overnor McSweeney,
ecognizing the validity of the debt.
nr beli~' ing that the resolution
mounts to repudi;:tion. will send in a
t' to the senlate when it meets next
innth. This is am valid claim against
eState and it seems to us that it __
A Washington dispatch says
guinido has become a convert to
e beief that the American occupa
on (f the Philippine Islands is the
st thing for the interest of his peo
le. No doubt his conversion took
lace when he allowed him:'elf cap
zred. It was a part of the bargain.
Tm-: United Statesmay be involved
Swar with Germany on account of
1e Venezuelian trouble. Let us