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Let us begin. dear ove. were w :
Tie uu the broken :hads : ih
And go on timppy :sbeort. and seem
Lovers atain. hbough al h w.erA
Let us Zor. 00et the Cod. 1MaIicious Y:
Who md ur loving hearts her t:
.And once more revel in iiw sw el
Of happy >ye. Nay, it is not too".
Forget the deep plewed furrows in ,.;y
Forget the su'er -eaning in my
Look en: in meys Oh: arun 0g1 .
The o-ld love shone no wa :tier thn
Tie up the broken threads. and let us
Like reunited lovers. hand in hand,
Back, and yet onward, to the sunny
Of our To Be, which was our Lun
__Tije Two orp1UIS-M.
Not many minutes after 31other
Frochard w'ent in search of Jacques.
Louise, recovering her consciousn:ess.
which she had lost through the beat
ing the old woman had given her. to
force be: to remain in the garret.
pusb. with all her feeble strength
ago'ast the door of her prison. and, as
Pleire had loosened the screws, it
yielded to her pressure, and she was
freed from her place of torture.
For a moment she stood at the head
of the stairs, with her ear strained to
the utmost tension to catch any sound
that would betoken the presence of
any one in the hut.
kut all was still. and she commenc
ed to descend the stairs. feeling her
way carefully, lest she should stumible
on some of the decayed boards.
"They are all gone," she murmured.
"Pierre told me the truth. the lock
would not hold. Yes. I will follow his
advice. If I can tind my way to the
street through that long passage. I
will ask the tirst passer-hy to take me
to that good doctor at the Hospital St.
Trembling with excitement. she felt
her way to thefeot of the stairs. where
one step further in the same direction
would Dave brought her in contact
with the insensible body of her sister;
and then groping for the wall. she
reached the door.
With a cry of joy she reached it. and
felt, with eager.feverish hands. for
the rude latch.
Eagerly she tried to open it, but it
resisted all her efforts: and as the truth
flashed over her mind, her hands drop
ped by her side, and she sunk to the
floor, like one smitten with the palsy.
"Locked-Locked: What shall I
The sudden change from hope that
was almost a certainty, to deep des
pair, overpowered her for the moment.
But at last she remembered what
she should have thought of before.
"Pierre told me he had made anoth
er key for it," and starting, she groped
her way across the room toward tier
bed, almost brushing the garments of
that sister she was so anxious t o meet
as she passed.
With hands trembling so that she
could hardly control them. Louise felt
for the precious key that should assure
her of freedom.
A cry of joy burst from her pallId,
quivering lips, as her fingers camne in
contact with the precious object.
"Good, brave Pierre:" she exclaimed.
thankfully. "Now 1 will go at once."
She arose to her feet, and made t wo
or three attempts in the right direc
-tion, when her foot came in contact
with the clothing of Hlenriette.
Hastily she stooped down, and felt
of the inanimate body.
"A woman!" she exelaimed, in ac
cents of deepest terror. "She is cold
she is dea2d!"
Terribly alarmed at what she Could
not see, the poor girl, believing herself
to be in the presence of death. covered
her face with her hands, and crouched
close to the floor.
"Oh, Heavens!" she cried, they have
committed some terrible crime and
- She timidly stretched out her hand.
and passed it once more over tt e still
form. In so doing she felt the heart
beat and with a glad cry she raised the
head of the person before her.
"She is not dead: madame, madame.
speak, speak to me: She does not
hear me. What shall I do? 1 cannot
leave her thus:
Dear as was her liberty to the poor
blind child, she could not leave a fel
low creature in distress, and she tried
by every means in her power to awake
the insensible girl.
While she was thus engaged Mother
Frochard and Jacques entered.
For a single instant they stood
transfixed with surprise. an~d then.
with a single thought, they rushed to
ward the t wo girls.
"Separate them at once-quick:"
shouted Jacques to his mother. who
was a few steps in advance.
La Frochard did not need this warn
ing cry to induce her to rush toward
Louise, and grasp her roughly by the
"What are you doing?" she cried.
"Howdid you get out?"
Louise clung to the body of Hen
riette, to prevent the old woman from
carrying her away; but her slight
strength was of no avail against -the
old hag's determination, and she was
rudely fung against the staircase.
As if roused by the noise, Henriette
opened her eyes, and showed signs of
"Quick." shouted Jacques, ashe saw
this movement of Hienriette's, "get
her out of the way-quick, I tell you
the other one is coming to."
"Get back wit h you-at once" cried
the old w'oman, at the samem time
dragging Louise up the stairs, and ac
companying each word with a cruei
Just at this moment Pierre entered,
and seeing Henriette lying upon the
floor, and Louise struggling upon the
stairs. he understood at once that it
wvas the sister whom Louise had so
earnestly prayed to meet.
"But the woman who is lying there?"
eried Louise to the old woman.
~'That's our business, and none of
yours. Get along with you."
As La Frochard got Louise to the
head of the stairs. Hienriette. who had
risen to her feet. saw the blind giri.
and running toward her, she exclaim
Jacques seized her instantly, .and
putting his hand over her mouth. pre
vented her from speaking again, or ad
vancing any further. But the blind
girl had caught the sound of her sister's
voice, and that lent her additional
M ,...ttering a cry of surprise and joy.
she endeavored to escape from the old
wretch who was nearly choking he'r to
"Go in-I tell you; get in with you:"
cried La Frochard, as she pushed
SLouise in the room. and released hur
hold of her throat in order to shut t he
Just then Hlenriette had succeeded
in pushingr Jacques hand from her
month. and running to t he foot of lihe
stairs. cried, in a loud voi-ce:
The cry gave Louise the streng'th of
a lioness for a muomuent . and pusin
the old woman back, she ran dlown ther
stairs, and the t wo. so long sepa rated.
met in a close, loving emtbrace.
sh n a hie
'!1 front1 of e o
pLst i ''o at once: co c
a it ol ence 1* 1s 1!ngerous
tWe mue. kee I t t
cl Ie a Ii* vv-1 j)' t, O'i
Cape. I her wil! denonce .
' oil callmot Ieve "ILereC reiteraled -
l'will ery om:", ;aId(li i te
UimIvl: -I Will call lo:- hlvp!."
see wat good it w. . iesids I r
WIra VoU WO Comei? Of a family who
As he said this? he rusd2 .
wvr Louise, ad ing-', 'er rc'ghly 'e
by the a rm. "raed her ( 1ward him
~'e is min." he exeLa . "ad I
L.oui.C utred a srea1h1U
pierced Pierre'- veny e' ar. g :n
i fus'd iIto him' tha cou W"ich 4'
thougtM hle was sN-o dleen
" . this is inanous:" he cried.
e rushed b)etweI, .il.k ad 1.
"Do Vo dare !o ite'fere nin
I me! 'ried Jacues a(lmIost bice
!hims'elf wt ae
"I dare:" anrwered Pi''rre. and thr I
w:is that inl his eyes whienJcqs
had never seen there b'efore.
Against MC?" ho excalimed, gi
athoug~h in dout t hatIl he liau hea ra 1
y es, aint you." said Pierre..
Sold v. "I i'ave acted the coward ]ongi
enough. I thought because you were
Sbig and strong that you were brave a
but You are not. You it wih r
women--vou are a coward: in teir
idefense My courage Will be mere than
a match for your st rength.
"Brave Pere exeaimed Louise.
"Depend on me. madmioiselle. re
plied the cripple, who seemed to have
grown less deforied, and more of a 'i
man through his new-born courage. i
What o you want?" demanded
Jacques. whom this new phase of s
Pierre's character had astonised, and
he could hardly believe what he saw.
"Let these two women go" was the c
cripple's tirm reply.
-Indeed: sneered Jacques. "Sup-! b
pose 1 refuse. what, then?" b
As he asked the quest ion he looked a
at his b'other as if he would intim!- r
date him with a glance as had ieen
his wont in days past.
But P'ierre's new-born courage was
deep. le drew it from a source tat h
could still cause it to remain. and Ihat
source was tie trembling, pallid gir u
bv his side. t
"What then?" repeated Pierre. I
"what then? Well, vou have said it: t
le come of a family who kill?' '
Let us for a few moments visit the a1
Iprivate oftice of the minister of polce. e
The Count do Linieres is seated at
his writing-table, engaged in deep
thought.- Around him are all the evi
d cences of luxury which wvealth can p r
chase. and yet lie does not appear com
fortable. lie has just received wvord P
of commendation from the king. andL
vet hie is niot sat isied with himself.r
Picard had called at the cilice of the c
minister a few hours previous, and by h
asserting that Henriette Girard hd fi
been taken from La alpetriere. a t
was then on her way to ine prison ship
in company with the other condemned
prisoners, and also by producing the I
certiticate of the guaird, the valet had
received an order for the release of th
Chevalier de Vaudrey-from the Bast ie. tI
The count had asserted t he author- g
itvof the faily, and the powver of is .
otice. and yet there were many thing-. b
on his mind which he could not ban
liHe reviewed his conduct toward Ta
Henriette, and in his heart he could i
not congratulate himself for the part b)
he had taken in the prosecution of the o
poo giad arrested Hlenriet te and sent e
her to La Salpetriere as a fallen wom
an. and now she was on her way to a
life-long e-iile, branded wvith a crime
of which he knew she was innorent,
and for wvhich she sunfered because of EC
his pride and ambition. bi
IWhile he was thus ind ulging in i bese P
gloomy thoughits, his wife entered, e
she had not heard that Hlecriettep
wa condemned to exile. and had come
to intercede for the unha ppy girl.
in a fer words she explaine'd the oi -T
jeet of her visit.
"I s too 'ite:" replied the count. re
"T oo lat& Why?
"Because she is now on her way to P
the place of her- exile." replied De
Linieres. in a low voice, as if l tf
ashamed to allow his wife to know
how far his pride could contro! his of
"Exile"' ex:iaimed the countess.
sinking into a chair, while a deathly w
pallor came over~ her face. alarmingn
the count more than he cared to show.
--Why have you done this wickedi
Her husband made her no answer.
and for many moments the countess~
remained wit'h her face covered by her
hand. shuddering with horror at this. ti
most unjust deed that had been com- of
mit ted against a defenseless. innocent a
A ioreat strugglge was going on in he
mincY. Should she at this ime confess
all her past life to her husband-- how
what Henriette had done for her owsn et
child, and for that reason urge her si
She trembled as she t hought of wh at i,
her husband's wrath might he when g
he learned all, and for some time shei
could not bring herself to say those ti
things which would alienate he'rself
"W hen was she sent awavy" asked e'(
the counitess, in a voice trembling'
wih em"otion. iF
''Two hours ago."e
''Then thcre is vet time to save her lil
from being carried to that; direadlul \
"There is time, if I wish to use it. "Ia
repl ied De Linieres, inl a slineant of'
"'She m':st be sent fjr:" exelaiimed "e
the ladv-. in a tirm toine.
"'Must be?" and the count elevated Ct
his eyebrows in~ a manner peculiar to TF
him when displeased. lI'
"'Yes, must be." reueated his wife. In
I will tell you why, if vou will not i
interrupt me: for inI that case my
curgefmight fat me."* and in a rapid
manner she continued: ''I cfore I
met vou. Count (Ie Liuleres. I mar- IP
riedi without my parents' consent, and th:
secretly, a poor man. My pa'rents ge
discovered our secret. and almost be- se
fore in; very eyes they murrieredr my ed
husbad..Soona ftcr I became a M
m~ot her. MY chil d w as t aken from en
and left on tne steps o f No re Dame. pl:
A p'"r man,~ ..i'nriette G1irard's su
athtler, found te el-.bi. caried it to en
his humble h'ouse and&" brught it ap as we
one o isown. That chib is eu in ti
5ister thbat .i Henritt was separated, ta
from, and whomi we should have en
ve . : a Ld I a . l kee
at her Oubzlsfr
r. i I '
nac I s e Irce I f th'dsp
:ttaton, I thle az which he fas- r
ned upton his wif~e was milu anmd
Turning to !1s abeh te at
w ln..nthe paper-1 whi;ch) hor1% the
soiol sero toha ulice. and thou v
iei1: si he d rce l.ec~s
Ipendland to hi the eientlhatd- t
i p tper, sayin: r
tt Lis order is cxecut- t.
i Ih I!ut Ia n emsdelay. and bring b
Ie ElIerw nae 1 i"i toM : !1 me im-LO
As siojn as they were aione again.
e m nie r approac'hed his wife, ad 6
ying his hand upon her head, said. Si
a ice whih wa;1ingularly gentle 0
''My pa.r :tue, 1ow you must t
In an ir;-tant the coutess had lung
:r arms a1u4nd her husand's neck.
VI was w0ep! ng h: ppy teas u mn
ii b. *cm.
Now maS the secret wh exh had e
ted s') ig i.tween them and pois- I
w tie 1i ves of both, cleared away.
d for the iIrst time since their nmar
d if o bean. they were united.1.
Finland's Sad Plight.
The average grain crop gathered in
inland is valuer at --i0.o0.110o
he estimate.d valhve of the I 00- erp si
$'i0.00.0mto. W hile the loss is gen- h
ali: distributed throughout Firland,
vs tile Boston ilobe. ii altm.ost
tal in the northern third of the a1
unttry. Peas and beans general have h
died ard the potato crop has not r(
en gathered: the hay has rtred or t
en swept away by floods. The dis- t.
ter is due to the late spring, the a
early continucus chilly rains and the
trly frost. in the north there have CA
een only half a dozen days when it
id not rain. The rains also spoiled tr
:e iishing.. So complete was the fail- 0
re of vegetation that dead birds by p
le hundreds have been found in the N
)rests. The present crop failure is a!
1O worst, that has been experienced ti
ir the last 50 years. st
There are all toId about 1;00 par- !
les in Finland: 194 of these parishes b)
e no0w nearly destitute. The agri- u;
itnral board has received reports r
om 14') of the 194 parishles showing s
iat 106 have food supplies which will i
itliee them until Christmas 0ord. pi
he unripe rye and barley whiech the h
ople are fored to use. mnake a bit- al
r breadi which the hungry horses a
~fuse to eat. In somne parts oif t-be
untry bread is baked from harley C
sks 'and istrawv mixed with a littleo
ur. Thuis produet is 'purchi:ised by
ie needy peiople withI their bo arded
vingiis. Such bread contains 'very
tie nutrition, aid is extremely uin
The peasants have expended allC
eir muoney for iou'r. and are COnlS'
ientlv unable to buy clothing. The
niier 01f famine w7as realized early
the pulic~ii. Count sobriOk(oTt gov
nor general of Finland, issued an
peal for help in Rutssia. A volun
r relief committee was oiranized
inlanders. with branrches through
t the country. The Anglo-A merican
urch here is afliited -with this
The senate has decided to construct
Blie works at an expenditure ofi
-5.00. and it has allotted 50.000)
r the purchase of grain, which will
'Id to the people at cost. Seventy
e thousand dollars will be used to
cuage cottage industries. Tihe
o1ices anid certain cities of Finlanda
re voted various sums for relief
rk. amounting in all to 8500Q.000.
e voliuntary relief committee has
ceived 61I25,000, but it is uinder stoodl
at all this sum has been already t
penedl. Pastor Kilburn of St.
~tersumg has just returned from a
dge journey throughi Kuputo pro
ne. ie foun d 1900 scho kl clildrei ei
o were in need of food. Of this
imber 1. 155 were totally destitute.o
is estimated that 400,000 will be
ithout food aftcr Christmas. I lusi
ss in F-inland is sulTering: uip to
veber 17. ., 156 pe'rsons iadl let~
ec cintry tils year via liange'.
alle unknowvn niumbers of Fnlandiers
ve crossed the gulf of IBothnia to
een anid have taken passage from .
ere. The eifects of the erop failure
onmigration, hou ever. will be felt
ore strongly in 190..
While full dietuils of thit' recent t
r hquake disaster at Andijan. Ilujs
an Centrmal Asia. are not 'btainable 0
ing to lack of c'mmnienii tioni. the
icif dispatches received describe the
uation as horrible. The tempera- I
re has fttllen to the freezing point
d thousands of persons a re 11)me
s. One section of the eit v has been
mpetely destroyed: onily n~e cotton
ii and one ehurch arc staninig. Theb
.t s.hoek drovec tire inhabitants gen- ih
ily ndors,. other'wise tihe loss of ~
e 'w sid have been much greatter.
:i jani is acotton centreandi exports
y mil lionu p..uudtS of cotton1 ann
. Tne population,. numbering 56.
1 siuls. was growingr rapidhy. The
pc who are mainly saints. were en
ged( in cotton raising and ginning. p'
twenity (rins 19 have been destroy
. The aarits are inot Rtussians. i
i- are torivate owners ofi lanid buit 9
e'i cIties and towns. 'fie hioses
' ndijan are lprini1paily one-stor 9
ith aind aire built Iof unurnedu brick.
A Fatta! E-rror.
Mr. and Mrs. .Ioningr f
n1yer. Cii., are vicad as a resuflt it ist
ought. < f accidenital puisnin' uin
became suddenly ill and1 his' wife
t for a pihysictan. lif're onei reach-i.
their ho me, SI iger had expirdi aiOi
is. Singe~rr had been-: st rike w i ith.
vuiins. >ihe did whilXXoe thefr
vslian was: tryiu to relev bo rt,
rirr., but Sim: reidlu
we~ er. to sayX I he sie
. It.e ini
A CONSTABLE SHOT.
, a i( . 1t1. Nee l.Y' whil e lo k-di
i*r (-i cahIa.u'd booze7 on T:eS day 1 %
at i ( wk It .McCarmiik. was
'a ;ti teI iwly'1 - oI UldeId by a nei.oo
! - up t raiun .fom Auiusta. lHe
SMi.. .1 C. ilistein. his vorkiing
r came in on the train from
! 'aon which reaced McCarilck
u tell 'cloc aond reiraint'd up as
thei.r ustoml to mieet the' train from
ua ich reaches McCarniek at
i 31r. New efl look one side
tie t'in beginning at on,- end and
Ir. lalsteiln the other. beginning at
io 0thei(lr end, inteiding to mieet in
th mo iiddle. Mlr. Newell on arriv
ar :it in empty coal car about mid
au of the train esuiel two men there
wh o seemei to he about to dis
oun t therefrorn. lie waited until
iev reached the ground. and seeig
it one of them had a jug he grappled
,Th him. wrenching the jug from his
ind. the. negro imnediatelv fired at
ma. Nr. Newell then pulled his gun
al returnei t1e ire. tiring three
meS in rapi' su'ceion, but being i
e kNeiicd from the shoek and aout t
fall, he is not certain that either of
s shots took effect. . 4t any rate
ere was no trace of either of the
en after the shooting was over. al
agh it seems impossible that he n
.ild liave missed him at such close
mite. A hreakman on the train i
ated to Mr. Newell that it was in his -
minion that a man living at Plum
ranch. inasmuch as be had reasons
> elieve that he was on his train,
though he had searched dilligently a
r him several times since leaving b
ugusta. the train did not stop at
lum ltranch. hence he could not get
T there aind the fact that he was in
ie nct of leaving the train here when n
ekkd by the constable. would bear
it that statement. Mr. Newell's
ound. while not necessarily fatal. is a
rite seriousand very painful. the ball
aving entered a little below the lungs l
Id to the right of the median line
ussing down t,) ald around the bene t
i L ut j.tbelow the perineum. f
lie Was Crazy. c
Consternationi was caused in the red f
tting room of the Walrof-Astoria t
tel in New York Christmas after- n
on by tue actions of a powerfully
ALlt man. evidently a foreigner. who r
tacked a man and a woman before a
e was finaliy subJued. arrested and a
moved to a hospital for examina- I
on as to his sanity. On entering d
ie stranger grabbed a guest by the s
%m. shook his fist in his face and b
tid rapidly and with a decided ac- c
mt: "You're rich, you've had a n
od Christmas dinner. The encroach- t
ents of organized capital on the poor f
the country have driven me from r
liar to post until I can not get work. t
hat right have you to eat when I 0
starv-ing? Attendants rescued c
ie guest, and the excited man then t
rang toward a y'oung woman. 1
atched a fur boa from her neck and e
igan to berate her in similar lan- c
ge. She screamed and detectives v
ished in and began a struggle to S
ibdue him. Nothing that would t
etify thxe man was found on his a
rson. All the way to the hospital t
Sraved of the inil~iuities5 brought t
out by wealth. lIe is said to be the p
.me man who has frequented the y
aderbilt home (luring the illness of d
rnelius Yanderbilt. attempting to f
The Mlonth oIf January1.
Ti'c' fello'wing date. covering aa
riod of 15 years. have heen comnpiled
om~ the weather bureau records at
ulumibia for the month of .January:
Meaun or normal temperature, 46 ~
The wvarmcest month was t hat of
So. with an average of 54 degrees. f
Th'le conidest month was that of 1893, I
ith anx average of 38 degrees.
The highest temperature was 78 de- ~
ce on .Jan. 15, 1898 and 11th, 189~0.
The lowest temperature was 10 de- V
~ees en .:an. 1:3. 1895 and 28th. 1897.
Average date on n hiieh first killing '
ost occurred in autumn, Nov. 5th.
Average date on wvhich last killing
'ost occuried in spring. March 2.3d.
P'RECI PIT ATION.
Average for the month. 3 80 inches.
Average number of d1ays with .01 of ~
inch or more. 10.
The greatest monthly precipitationI
as 7. i3 inches in 1892.
The least monthly precipitation was
07 inches ini 1890.
The greatest amounit of precipita- ~
on recordied in any 24 consecutive C
urs was 2.93 inches Onl Jan. 18.1892.
The greatest amount of snowfall re- f
irded in any 24 consecutive hours (re
d extending to winter of 1884-85 ~
iv) was 5 inches on Jan. 18-19, 1893. 3
C'LOI'DS AND wEATIHER. i
Average number of clear days 11:11
trtiy cloudy days S: cloudy- days 12.
The prevailing winds have been
om the northeast. t
The highest velocity of the wind
as :35 miles from the southwest on (
Ln. 2. 1900.
Taking~ Advianxtage of' Ignoranice.
The Columbia papers tell of a mostt
eius and criminal practice that ise
ing carried on there for the extor '
an of money from negroes and we d
bt not it is carried on to a greattr
less extent in many other places
d that ignorant white people as ;
211 as negroes are made the victims.
~oritant interest is charged .for
tns and false papers made to cover
.e tracks of the Shylocks who lend
The Florence Times says "it is(
1l that one of these vultures has
en caught and his wings clipped
t nothing like what ought to havea
en done to him has been done. Peo
Swho would abuse the law andh
ake it a cloak for oppression and tI
tort ion ought to he put to hard
)or for life. We would cheerfully 0
ord such a sentence. The negro
xy prefer this kind of slavery to the
ternl form of forty years ago. hut
does not seem to thrive so under w
yoke. We have no right to take
aitage of ignouranice and impotence t
iether' it be in a white skin or a
tk and such treatment is well calf n
latedi to breed a race of will beasts
the plaice of uguiet and tractable
2rers.' A leadinig peculiarity anid
irterCi.tie of the ner race is that
ey wll al'::ayis uork tv vultures of
is kinrd fokr all theiri business deal-t
s anid make their bargains with .
a m.si chhi like cuonaildeuce. wihilhe
ey arc the m us: suspicious cre atures
eartih of really hionest pe'ople and
-s' th'Orouly afraid rof their
e~ds. N'ot imount oh experience .te
-ches Inem~i cauit in (ur jugme~nt.
Toi E Ja panes,.e ieed auo furt her praise in
\bi enmet has just 'rdiercd severaZl J.
a~ mVach ies frm tis cou ntry to to
usdl for the' purpose of detecting Ct
Cay be Regarded as a Native Disease
in this State.
THAT DR. NTESOM SAYS ABOUT IT
ause(i !)y the Bite or' the Commnon1
Cattle Tick. How the Stockt
Law Greatly Decrensed
The following article on Texas feve
i cattle was written by Dr. G. E
esoni. State veterinarian. and i:
ublisded for the benetit of our tarm.
For the benefit of the many stoc,
;vners who read this paper I desire tc
ill special attention to the cattle dis
ise, now commonly known as Texas
ver, but possibly better known ir
outh Carolina by the names of bloody
iurrian. red water and distemper.
o great has been the inroads of this
isease on the cattle industry of this
tate during the last four years that
iany men, especially breeders of bee:
ittle, have become so 'discouraget
dat they have abandoned the busi.
ess altogether. From a business
andpoint this is quite detrimenta
) the live stock industry, as it ofter
rives out many men who have the
ieans and could successfully continue
nd leave it in the hands of the
thers who have not the means to en
age in other business, where such
evere losses are not incurred. it i:
]so robbing many people of those
aple necessities in all families, mill
nd butter. Besides it is discouraging.
reeders who are at present engaged
i the production dairy of cattle, and
eterring others who might engage in
but for the fact that they fear they
ight incur severe losses. I have
uite. frequently published more oi
ss extended accounts or this diseast
nd do not think necessary to repeal
t length what'I have already said
'he South Carolina experiment sta
ion has left a few copies cf Bulletir
2 on this disease and they will be
irnished, so long as they last, t<
itizens of this State who will write
)r them and state to what -exteni
hey are interested in the cattle busi
Texas fever may be regaroed as a
ative disease in South Carolina, just
s we think of chills and fever as s'or
s the Mississippi Valley is mentioned
t is now well known to be a specitic
isease of the bloed, caused by very
mall animal organisms entering the
ody through the bite of the commor
attle tick, and by its growth and
ultiplication destroys the red por
ion of the blood and causes very high
ver. In cattle, except calves. it va
ics in its intensity In direct prppor
ion to the age of the animal, or, in
ther words. it is lightest on youn;
aives and iicreases in severity with
he age of the animal. The questior
as frequently been asked If this dis.
ase has been caused by ticks, why al
atte did not die before the war
then ticks were so common in thi:
tate? That is a vital questiori anc
he answer to it is that wvhen cattli
re allowed to run at large and all o:
hem are continually carrying tick:
broughout the year they acquire
erfect immunity to the disease af
oung calves. As stated before, calvet
o not seem to suffer very greatl3
rom this disease, and when they havt
nee had it they are entirely immrunt
:r all future time so far as our knowl.
dge goes, and may carry ticks it
-reat numbcers with perfect immunit)
or the balance of their lives.
EFFECT OF THE sT~OCKi LAw.
When our agricultural system undel
rent its modifications subsequent tt.
he war, and stock law was passed
lie number of cattle in the State was
reatly decreased, and those few thal
vere kept were penned on small areas
nd herds of near neighbors wert
lowed to run on the same pasture.
eside, when people began to see theit
attic more constantly they seemed
o have taken more interest in theil
are,. and especially in getting thost
gly and filthy ticks off of them. Thi
esult has been that since the stock
iw went into eftfect ticks have rapid
y disappeared in, all parts of the
tate, but especiahy in the upper
ountry, where -there is less woodland
aore bare ground and colder winters,
t is now diiticult to find many farms
n Greenville, Pickens and portions ol
)conee, Anderson, Laurens, Spartan
urg and Cherokee counties on whici:
attle are infested with ticks.- Thest
ounties, and even as far south as
ar south as Hampts n, have many
arms in them on which a tick has not
en seen for years. Many or thE
lder citizens say that in one or twc
eas after the stock law went intc
get the ticks seemed to have disap
eared as if by magic. Now what
as been the result of this change':
Vhere the ticks still remain the cat
l are still immune to Texas fever, as
hey were in the old days. But wherE
be ticks have disappeared and thE
attle have had no access to themr
uring their lives they have had nt
pportunity to become immune to this
ver. The result is that as soon as
ese tick-free cattle are brought int.
>ntact with the ticks they develop.
exas fever and a great many of them
SOME CONCRETE EXAMPLEs.
There are many concrete examples
iat might be~ given to prove this
lea and a few will be given as fol
A woman and her children came
er from Georgia to a cotton mill in
conee County and brought with them
e family milk cow, covered with
eks. Now, at the mill in question,
;at many other mills, there is a comn
.on pasture Into which the mill
inds are allowed to turn their cat
e. The cow went in with the others,
e ticks on her filled up and dropped
f. laid a batch of eggs, which hatch
out a corresponding number of
ed ticks, and these in turn were
eked up by the other In the pasture
bile grazing there. The result was
sat a number of the other cows died:
me were very sick. lost flesh, gave
milk and remained qunite poor for a
ng time. while still others did not
em to have suglered at all, as they
Ld already acquired immunity. Loss
A similar case ocurred at one of the
tton mills at Anderson, where cows
at are frequently moved from farm
mill, from mill to mill and from
ll to farm, were allowed to mingle
2ely in a commou pasture. in this
se the loss waseabout 8300.
.Just a few weeks ago about eight or
n of the best cows at Williamston
ed in a common pasture used by a
imber of people at that town.
About the 1st of November past Mr.
. Bland, Jlr., Mayesville, shipped
his farm from Western North
rolina 125 good grade Shorthorn
our Egg Product.
TLe 8-0,000,000 eggs produced yearly
in America would, if laid end to end.
girdle the earth twelve times at the
An Object Lesson.
A French reformer delivered a lec
ture at Lyons against corsets and lac
ing. In course of the lecture a woman
fainted. It proved to be the lecturer's
wife, who wNore a corset and was too
An old fashioned invalid drink is
called crust coffee. Over the equiva
lent of tw-o slices of bread toasted a
golden br.)wn in the oven pour one
pint of ioiing water. Steep gently
for fifteii minutes. strain and serve,
adding su:nr and cream to taste.
Great Britain's Beer.
Great Britain brews annually $345,
000.000 worth of beer.
A Great Iron Mountain,
Near the city of Durango, Mexico,
Is an iron mountain 640 feet high, and
the iron is from 60 to 70 per cent pure.
The metallic mass spreeds In all di
rections for a radius of three or foilr
miles. The entire deposit is sufficient
to supply all the Iron required in the
world for 1.000 years.
Acid Fruit Juice.
The jice of any acid fruit can be
made into sirup by adding a pound of
white sugar to every pint of juice and
boiling ten minutes. Seal in pint cans.
Alcohol In Russia.
The Russian ministry of fnance mo
nopolizes the alcohol industry, and
some Idea of the value of the output
may be gained by the fact that 6,000,
000,000 corks are used annually, one
third of which are produced In govern
In the reign of George III. hats were
taxed. The last tat was 6 cents.
Those above $3 in value paid a tax of
Shirts and hats that are never in
need of Ironing are worn by the In
dians of the interior of Bolivia. They
are made of the bark of a tree, which
Is soaked in water until the fiber is
softenedt and then beaten with stones
to make it pliable.
The ancient Egyptians had dentists
as well as specialists for diseases of
the eyes and ears.
The average duration of marriages
In England is twenty-eight years. Rus
sia. with thirty years. Is the only coun
try to beat her. In France and Ger
many twenty-six years is the average
The one poem most often translated
into every language of the civilized
and uncivilized world was written by
a woman-"The Ode to Aphrodite," by
Sdppho. Shakespeare's works have
borne the test of but three centuries.
Sapphos have stood through twenty
After Venice. Berlin has more bridges
than any other town in Europe.
A Monster Laundry.
The biggest laundry In London has
seven miles of drying lines, all under
cover. Eighty thousand pieces can be
dried at once in the space of half an
A Miser's Hoard.
Four thousand pounds in gold, silver
and bronze has been found in the hut
of an old beggar woman at Chabet-el
Work For P.risoners.
Prisoners in England awaiting trial
can elect to work during the period and
receive payment accordingly.
Honesty Is a prevailing virtue among
most Chinamen. Some of them, in their
native towns and cities, often leave
their places of business unguarded
while they go off for half an hour or
more. Should customers arrive in the
meantime they find the prices of goods
plainly marked, select what they want
and leave the money for them.
The Cradle of the Race.
Dr. Moritz Alsberg in his work on the
descent of man accepts as plausible
Schotensack's idea that Australia was
the cradle of the human race.
An Early Astronomer.
Thales, born 040 B. C.. was the first
to note the four distinct divisions due
to the position of the sun-namely, the
solstices and the equinoxes. He also
taught that moonlight was simply re
flected sunlight and was the man who
first made a prediction of a solar
A Corkscrew Substitute.
A convenient substitute for a cork
screw when the latter is not at hand
may be found In the use of a common
screw with an attached string to pull
out the cork.
If the earth were equally divided
among its present inhabitants, each of
us, man, woman and child, would get
twenty-three and a half acres.
In many of the continental cities and
in some few American cities gardens
are laid out In the neighborhood of
public schools, and the children are
taught to cultivate them.
hem were taken sick, and when tr e
state yeterinarian arrived he found
hem to have a few small ticks on
hem and unmistakably affected with
[exas fever. Seven of the sick ones
ied, causing a loss of about $200.
Near the middle of October Mr. M1.
lown 200 gradc shorthorn steers from
Ieyward County. N. C. Soon TexasI
ever appeared and a casu11i inspec
ion showed that they were infested
ith young ticks, gotten in the ears.
tuek pens, or on the road from the
epot to the feed pens. He lost ten
had, valued at about i85~>.
Mr. .1. I.'. Whittle. of Blaekville.
as just had a similar experience with
similar lot of steers from this san e
etion of Nor'th Carolina and will i)e
frtunate if his loss is not more than
TiARIHEEL CATTLE BILAMELEss.
It is no fault of the North Carolina
attle. The facts are that all or the
estern part of -North Carolina is;
bove the Government quarantine
ine, and cattle raised there never
ave ticks on them nor do they ne
uire immunity to Texas i'exer.
Men and Women and Their Effect
Upon Public 31eetngs.
Am 'rican and iences are strangely
alike in sme thin.:s and strangely dis
similair in others. A good committee
wi'l take as much pains in the ar
rangement of its au(ience as of its
speakers. An audience seated without
crowding is seldom enthusiastic. Nei
ther im an audience whose hands are
occupied with bundles or umbrellas. an
audience largely composed of women
or an audience in a cold room. The
easiest audiences to address. the ne-st
responsive and inspiring. are those
composed of men crowded and packed
together and warm.
Women naturally do not applaud or
cheer. They are by instinct more self
restrnined in the public expression of
their emotions than .ien. Every public
speaker is complimented by their pres
ence. knowing that their quiet word at
home is oftentimes more effective in
results than the most enthusiastic
shouting on the street corners by the
other sex. In a public meeting. how
ever, the audience gets its cue from
those nearest the speaker. I rmembcr
well two audiences, both from the
same social class, both crowded, both
In large theaters and both largely at
tended by women. One happened to be
In Colorado, one in Massachusetts. In
one meeting the orchestra was re
served for women. In the other meet
ing the men had the orchestra and the
women had the lower gallery and all
the boxes. In both cases the audiences
were entirely friendly to the speakers.
The second meeting was marked by
wild enthusiasm, the Erst one by re
spectful attention. In the second case
the mass of men in the orchestra urged
on the speakers by continued applause.
In the first case the men in the galler
ies who started to applaud were
checked because between them and
the speakers was a mass of absolutely
silent femininity in the orchestrn. I do
not say that one meeting was less ef
fective than the other, but the differ
ence in tZm- strain on the speaker was
marked.-From "The Spellbinder," by
Colonel Curtis Guild, Jr.,, in Scrib
A Supreme Court Coincidence.
While in session the associate justices
of the United States supreme court are
seated on either side of the chief jius
tice, in the order of their commissions,
the oldest in commission on his right,
the next oldest on his left; the third is
second on the right and the fourth sec
ond on the left, and so on alternately,
the youngest in commission occupying
the seat on the extreme left.
When Justice Field was the senior
associate. this arrangement produced
this curious result: The names of the
justices on the right had but a single
syllable-Field, Gray. Brown and White
-while the names of those on the left
aad two syllables-Harlan. Brewer.
Shiras and Peckham. All were mar
ried, but no one of the justices on the
right had ever had any children, while
each of those on the left had both chil
dren and grandchildren. The colors
were all on the right-Gray. Brown and
White-while the left was oolorless.
No influence Above.
In D~r. John Hall's time it was the
custom in his church to- use the old
fashioned, simple hlymns, and the sing
ing was congregationlal.
On one occasion William M. Evarts
discovered E. Delafield Smith. thlen
corpora tion counsel of New York city,
singing with all his hear-t and whis
peed to his fiend:
"Why, there is Smith singing "I
want to be an angel:' I knew he want
ed to be district attor-ney, but I didnt
know he wanted, to be an angel."
Thle remark was r-epeated to Mr.
Smith. and quick as a flash came the
'-No. I have never mentioned the mat
ter to Evarts, knowinig that he had no
influence ill that diretion."
Londiing Satan Down.
"Lightning knocked the church stee
pe down." some- one said to Brother
Dickev. --Yes; Satan's eyes always
flash tire when he sees a church stee
pe gwine up." "'And here's a colored
brothel- killed another at a camp meet
ing." "Yes; Satan goes ter meetin'
'long wid de res' er dem en sometimes
shouts dle loudes'." "And a preacher
was drowned in the river last week."
"Oh, yes: Satan's in de water too. He
'beege ter go dar ter cool off." '"So
you blame ever-ything on Satan, do
yo?" "Bless God!" was the reply.
Ain't dat what he's fer?" -Atlanta
"Women are belittled and made of
no account in every possible way," ex
claimed the indignant head of the fam
ily. "Ev-en the geographers willfully
and deliberately slight her. How many
really important towns in this country
are named in honor of a woman?
'-Well, my dear," said her husband,
scratching his chin reflectively, '"there's
Janesville, you know."-Chicago Trib
An Anchor to Windward.
He-Let's get married on Friday.
She-Oh, George, Friday, you know,
He-Yes, I know it's unlucky, but,
then, if our marriage doesn't turn out
well we shall always have something
to blame it on.-Philadelphia Record.
Lift It High.
"Yo' kin allus tell er polite man,"
said Charcoal Eph, ruminatively, "by
de way he lif' his hat t' de ladies, an'
ef he lif' it high, yo' kin also tell dat
he ain't baldheaded. Mistah Jackson.''
A man who dares to waste an hour
of time has not learned the value of
W. A. Myers. Clio. S. C.!leruns- a
dairy andt h:;:d se ie m liiikc.s on
which there i noet been a Ie o
ars. ~Some timlas ~t spring a mr.n
ae along driving : h: ti
nd wante'i toturn themn ismt .ir.
Myers's pasture for the rigiil. Tnle
er ission was granted and the cattle
taken out the next morning, but th'-y
left somne "souvenit" ticks, which
soon found theit- way on to Mr. Myer's
milkers. Ia a few weeks he lost eight
f his best milkers and his dairyv busi
ness was seriously ir'jured by th sleck
c of the cows that did not die.
Manv more' cases could be gi;'n.
but thlesr will sl'ow what a serious
natter this question of Texas tever- i.
getting to be in South Carolina.
hilled by a Neg;ro.
i" cW\Xideman. culored. shot and
l'tnftly kiled "W. ft. .iny. a pr'omil
en white m~-an in the Ba nks~It neig
:o hood.mabout; fur' mile ca' of
' o 1 Fridve atternm'on. XBide..m
vs~ aiin a row, a'-d ws ord 'eel o!
the place by .Jay. lIe eame ceaed.
re, a pistol an~d shot. ThIe peo le'
are very much ineensed and a lyncIh
THE ARIZONA KICKER.
I Some Lively Items of News From A
Busy Editor's Den.
[Copyr'ight. 1%. by C. B. Lewis.]
There will be no tall boom in Give
adam Guh this year, but six more
saloons will be quietly run up and tin
ished off to accommodate the increas
Old Jim Hlewson, ,who has just re
turned from New Mexico, witnessed
three lynchings while he was gone, and
he says they were all bungles com
pared to our artistic ways.
Our last issue contained a selection
of seventeen murders compiled from va
rious sources, and yet Colonel Morton
I has ordered us to stop his copy on the
grourd that the Kicker has become
too Sunday schoolish. The colonel is
a nice man, and we'd like to keep him
n our list, but he mustn't expect too
much of a good thing. We've got to
run in a few balloon and railroad ac
cidents for the benefit of other read
If the. party who threw a rock
through our bedroom window In the
postotflice the other night will call and
repeat the performance, we will re
quite him as he deserves. It happened
that we were a few seconds slow in'
getting out of bed that night
Old Joe Wheeler claims to have seen
a silver tipped bear near Sailor creek
last Sunday. If he is telling the truth,
then he struck something at last he
couldn't ask to' buy him a drink of
whisky or lend him a quarter.
The vigilance committee over at
Lone Jack seems to need an Instruct
Cr. It has4ung one man three differ- 4
ent times. and yet he is walking around
today in good health and declaring
that he has come to town to stay.
(At a funeral, whispered.)
"He looks so natural!"
"Doesn't he! I'm surprised. le suf
fered so, you know."
"Yes; so .I heard. How well she
"Wonderfully. It's really remarka
ble; but, then, she always- had such
"Yes, indeed. I remember"
"Will she wear a veil?"
"I don't know. He didn't approve of
the idea. He always told her not to."
"Stil, I think she ought to."
"So do 1. It's such a comfort to a
"Isn't it? He was well off, wasn't
"Oh, yes: but I'm told that it's afl
".How do you mean?"
"Well, she gets only the Income, and
if she marries again it goes to a niece."
"Too bad. But, then, she never would
'Don't be so sure of that I wouldn't
be a bit surprised."
"I know It. One never can telL rim
so glad I saw him."
"So am I. It's a comfort to know
how he really looked."
"I suppose we ought to say some
thing to hery'
"Oh, yes; of course. She'll expect it,
you know. When the minister goes we
"Yes; that would be the best time."
New York Heral.
None Passed Him.
Connuolly knew all about pizefight
ing and had been in the ring himself
only once. In the second round he was
pounded over the ropes, and at the fin'
ish he felt pretty groggy.
"Brace up. Connolly, brace up," whis
per ed his se'cond~ in his ear. "Brace up,
old man. an' stop some of dem blows."
'"Sthop 'em?" says Connolly, with a
wistful lock. "Bec gorra, did yez see
auiiy av thim gittin' by?"-New York
"Charley, dear," said Mrs. Torkins;.
"I have such a bargain!"
"Yes. You told me that poker chips:
were worth a dollar apiece, and I got:
a whole lot of thenm for 75 cents!"
An Expensive Call.
Hoskins-l once paid $100 to see a,
IHoskin's-The doctor had four aces:
and I had four kings.-Chicago Amerl
A Study in Figures.
When I was only twenty-one,
My sweetheart was sixteen; -
Our ages well indeed were matched,
With just five years between.
Bu't when I came to twenty-three
The girl was just sixteen, -
And people wished us happiness,
With seven years between.
Alas, I now am twenty-five!
My love is but sixteen:
N~ine years 's quite a difference,,
But not too much. I ween.
Na". think me not a fickle man'
Nor yet a foolish churl;
EindJ render, can't you understand..
It's still the same old girl!
-New York HeraldA
P.'isron from Teetb'.
ntoLn Anderson of New York is:
cea-. ias the result of a light in the
.ours of v~hich he str'u.k :his oppo
usuti in the mouth . An Jn'.<!;V iuck-'
les were cut by thle l,>. against-the
teeth. Th'le next day his hand putted;
and a physician iaformned him that he:
was sutfering from blood poisoning:
Anderson would not permit amputa
ion. anid the poison spread to the
body. Eventually the hand was taken
off. but too late to) save the patient.
Ti-': boil weevil is to be extcrmninat
si in Texas if at concerted course of
action throghout the State can bring
about that re-sult. At a conference
helId under the auspices of the ,Comn
merciai Club of D~allas and to which
mef?mers of the State legislature.
Sate cricials and representatives of
eChmercial bodies arnd farming inter
ets '-:ere invited the preliminary
stepsjgre taken for waring an active
camp:rgn against the pest. The leg
isature is to be called upon to make a
liberal appropriation to be used for