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VROM Tl1lC NICW
Nobody could say that the 1)aecyb
were a lazy famnily. Davo l)acey, Ia
lad of only soventco1n years, but strong,
fair and ruddy as his namesake of old,
he of Goliath fame, was the bread
winner of thbe family. Atsevon o'clock
overy morning, clad in a blouse and
overalls, and armed with brush arid
paint pail, Dave trudged olf to his
work. Although only a house piter,
he had artistic aspiirations, and his
cozy room in the little brown Cottage
was filled with sketches, which, erude
though they might be, evinced a merit
easily recognized by others less partial
than his sister D~olly.
Dolly was l)ave's twin. She had
the same clear, violet eyes : the same
light complexion that a ha ugh Ilitshes
so rosily ; the siamo brown hair with a
glint of red gold in it. Dolly had her
aspirations, too. She wantel to be a
writer. Thiu far. howover, sho hadl
launched but few barks upon the
troubled sea of literature. Some of
them had foundered, but, several had
come into port grandly, and the Ipale
blue and yellow cheeks fn'i a unideUS
sum sent )olly had causedl dtys of
rejoicing in the brown cottage.
Aunt Betsey I)acey lhd neither
artistic nor literary longings. She
had become an ininate of the hon
hold when th larents of tlw ziw i
wore alive, and when the sun-hino of
prosperity had brightened her wei
come. And when death and los. of
property came. aunt Betsey stayed on.
though there were those who said
that it was extremely foolish for the
twins to burden thcmselves with a
feeble, old relative. lut aunt IetIey
knew that nhe was seeure in the h4,ye
of the two loyal-lart:-d yone peop!
and she did her best to help ke eat
the fatuily income by knittin;,
and mittens and lieing gulis.
There was anotlier mtub IiIer of t
Dacey household. wh ot we may mn:n
tion ineidentally. '1his wa the la
boarder. -t lonev sad-hearted wo.'
who had once been rih, and L
friends who had caled heI' beaut
and witty. at had. or tIouent.
had, all the glories f e1
rainbow bap. 1but thI C 1 a
taken to nemselves ing': . -
rative.ly peak'in , haid tie ri d an'
tLe lady boarier. rting r potr
to her purse. was mopint in te :
brown COttag'e and. ti to :1-r
Giant De.-'ai', t:w.
Young -7 . D.
never c- :a. a v : ae :
Dave -w -'-.!
- - ever,-for
dd all. nt si
* - 'in O'iVsi
- tit nw
dollf tars ,
-- i l fn r m I nor
a7~ - - . 'o i'.e w a-,t
w r ,ntr. an er ou .
- . ':-n inew
- .-: - .rt '.. -~ o i -
- i. ill
-0"* i t it
- - - . the
-*-' r t ' H r
*i - ea rr
.i~i~ tA 'p
ing out, perchod liko a iucditativti
rais0opp1er 1 among tho clovor by th
" Dave," sho bogan slowly, "I havc
bcon think about aunt Betsoy's invi
"So have I," saidi her 'brother
" It would be awfully nico if she
c0111(l go ?"
"So it would."
We might" here Dolly looked very
keenly it Dave-" we Imight us our
hieycle moniey. Now, Davy dear, dol't
be vexed at iy suggestling it ! It
kept coming ald coinilg into my min(1,
alld I 111 to tell You."
Dave let his paint brush drop into
the piil of Ind lian red, pushed his calp
bac-k from his Iioist, white foreheal,
and gazed thoughtfully beyond the
riml of the biluo hills. 1-0 was (not
thinking so muh of igby Junction
a of the unltatstCd dllights of the
lit tle joulriney in the world " w hich
he ald Dolly had plantineld. How could
he give it up just to gratify an old
woilal ! Dolly's gentle voice went
" Ati BIetsey would 80 enjoy this
visit with Ler old friend ! She has
nie-ver had any rel big pleasure in all
her life. She worked hard oven wlien
a little chiltI. She had a drunken
hlsbanld: her only child was drowned ;
!_he had sicknes, poverty ald toil.
\ t she his bSeen 0So br1'ave,' and 81unny
Lthrough it all , Y01u and I are younII g
and sttong. Dave. \Ve ean allord to
vait it hit for oilr outiniig. This big,
beautiful worldi isni't -oing" t~o mlelt
atway befort we have atiotlber chance
to take our bicycle tripl."
"\Ve Il," ,aid Dave, Vd -IlatIuredly,
have ve got, enuonghi lolny 1.) to have
her go to Digby .unLction : ''are is all
right, but her cloth.-' I d'n't know
whether it costs t, iIli. tihouigl, to
r II (an (h lady Us It doe a young
I . IIe( thic y ' onl't h ave
1*:t- as- mantiy furlbelows."
y higedl moirri ly.
\ it Betsey isn't, extravatgat ii
Ler u-:. Wecoull get hel r two Iew
r~ ~'e.i niie bl'ack silk aId a pretty
atl. an'd thens with her gray cash
:nfre for traveling would (do. Then
-ht need5 at new caie--her old black
hais risty-anu a now bonnet, an
umreibt, sotne1 gloves, 6lhoes tnd
iu rs, an~d some nlice cre pe lisse
.rief'Lics. <, we could lix her u1tp Very
iesentabyi and ly her fare, anld still
are mllie muoniey left over. Now what,
Si say, brot betr mine '."
ikiVe d long breath.
' aml willing, if you are, Dolly.
a tough tling giving up tir
trp tills year, but, then, dear oli a.t
i v \Won't she jiust, heai V.. If
Kn %w L :he is goiitng to visit her
cV rony. Nancy Ann
Antd aunt e'sy did " heaI." I Iletr
r'olwi face was ratliant With smttiles
:roum morning till Iiglt. AnId leI' joy
watsnit lesse'ed by any knowledge that,
the wits ail inlade a sacriliceu. Hier
fir-st dmCuiir at the expense of thes trip
was met by the assurance fom Dolly
that she and Dave "' hadn't b~orrowe'lt
tor begged it,"' and "that, it wats melan.,
to bei spent ini having a jolly timte.''
it was a lon~g journey for the oild
latdy to take, butt as it happented, sonme
actquai ntiances were going alonig the
samte route, and titey cheerfully voluntt
teered to see aunt ilotsey siafe at her51
destinationi. And w hetn the train
miovedl away~ and the sigh t of a wr in k led
hand wvearing a bliack bilk miitt antI
vigorously waving a hanudkoechiecf in
farewellI was lost ti) view, and ILave
anrd I)ol ly turned homeward, thieirt
faces were very sobor fot usually so
met try at pair. l3ut, it, wits caused less
b'y theiru sacrifice t~lian by3 the patrtinug
from their old friend anid tile real iza
Lion of how lonely the house would be
withbout her. liut, its l)ave turned at
woebiegone~ look towitid the vinelt-Sover
ed por~ch in wvhichi s:,ood thle emtitly
r~cki ng chair, hi1s ey'es were' daled'.~
by at si veryt' glteam.
"VlWhy-eu!' lhe exclaimed in as
A nud then lie and D~o' ly stared. l.')
there, leaing againlst the steps, werL
two lpneumnatic tires antI the network
of bhtininig spokes-two niew "Colum
hits !"lach bicycle bor~ie a card, antd
as the tw ins rushedi forward in breath
i's~ amazemenii~it they reiad : '"'o
iir di (eserves aniother(!"
.\ndit while they "Ohied"' and "'Abled,
mnt taughed and shouted over these
attIi futl new gifts, the lady boardler
at upstairus softly smntil inzg. She wvas
!..ppy atntd thankful, too, for' onlya
Sdatys beftre, a letter htd comei'
ing lir that most of the prope)rty
1:, t shle ha~d though t irtretrivall
b-t, was not, lost after all ! She was a
r .-n v omno still-albeit it mutch wiset
one. She had Ilearned th at the s wootesi
ic1 e of wveal th is to make otlbent
Lilpy. Slie had pr'oved this, for thie
(I-:org.e andI Honsi Tiillmain have becot
'':lonel led. Thle I'Xdgelield Adverotises
* authority for the stattetient. Thl
they were at, one time~ hItter eneica
i- a fact well known to the whole State
W'.hen they drew seats on the fle&'r o
iacedl them side by side. O ne of then
swapped huis plae with John C. Shop
paird, and that platced Sheppard ht
tween them. They did( not deign t<
aipeak ti) eachl other ; but occaslinal I
esarried on cer'tain cton)lversitionis relat
inig tAo the coz vention through Suhp
pard. Dui'ng the early dlays of t
(conv entiont, George studijed to mortif
Hen, and how he siucceedJed is a mat
tinr of general information. At tha
Lime it looked aus if reconciliation wat
I en po.s iblIe ;bitt, acecord inug to the0 A d
vet ier it, finaltIly camne. A few day
before the con ven tion ad jourined, th
two brothers wesre scon Inl earnest con
versattion, 'anid afterward one wast or
r'a- onady 3 iosevedl to have Is1 a,r
arndn the other's nteck. Ifow tii
'4'Ij Lio fall outt originally Is not
mha1ter of putbl ic pr'operty, n'itheri i
5. gens-ral ly known how the recor
'lAi ;tiont was afftcted : but all that I
rtiter h'ere ntor thibtro. .Such a
atnat]a riutarrel could not glv
(,'~rre evou to thte swor'st Onloml
' ller, arnd the friends of both wil
~cuc that the fuied Is at an end.
tov9' Ii (re'i All Sknt Ilseahses.
pl'hy applty "' SWA YNE'S OIN'i
i .LJ (.1 oe totter, ecemati, Itch, al
uh (on the fa'se, hands, nose, &c
- g the ikln elear, white an
h i4lthy. ft4 gr'eat healing and curi
a powen'~#rs are. p~honned by no othec
4A4y Ask your druggist Ic
TH P, HERO OF NEW ORLEANS.
OLD HCIORY AS A FIGHT1t.
Earitly IllStory of' Andrew Jackson
iis FamousM 1a0 With "The Iest
PIIstol Shot. in lCho Worbl."
Andrew lackson was born in the
Waxhaw settlenients, N. C., In 1ti7.
ills mother's namnie beforo iarllriageo
was Ilutchinson, and both she (1and
.Jackson pore camo from thl northl of
Iroland. They wore Scoteh-Irlih, na
tives of Carrickforgus, Presbyterians,
and weavers of linen. Andrew's father
died three days before the coming
judge, general and statesman was born.
The poverty of Andrew's mother dur
ing his wholo youth wits of the sort
called utter. le bad two brothers, six
and three years older than he, nalmied
Hugh and Robert. They went to work
as farm hands at an early age, and are
presumed to have finally farmed themii
selves from youth to manhood, man
hood to old age, old age to the grave.
At any rate, no ono ever caughbt them
Andrew Jackson grew up sandy hai r
ed, grey-eyed, slight in form, and tick
ly as to health. Hie was intensely ner
vous, honest, Impulsive, ilveterate.
He hated and ho loved. lie did both
its few people ever do. His vibraut i
nature made it impossiblo to do too
much for Ia friend, too much to an one
my, No one was indifforent to him.
le was a foo or close to Jackson's
heart. His courago was absoluteo, and I
lie always told the truth. If a m,an
always tells the truth, h had bettor
he a good lighter. If lhe Isn't he'll get
killed telling some particular truth
some, day. Well, Jacksonwias as indoin
itable a llg1teL r as ever stripped for a
contest. It was as well. Ie would oth
erwise havo been ploughed under in
his first publi year.
Old Hickory Was 9 years old wlen
the cracked old bell rung out liborty to
the worl in ['hiladelphia. Befor
Washington got through with Corn
wallis at. Yorktown seven years more
had clapsed, and Jacksou was 16. The
war of the Re'-vt olultion tadc a weighty I
Impression on young Andrew, the mbore,
pochaps, because lie wias held as a hby b
prisoner by some allibitiouts Britonts for t
a season, and When they iaid time to
waste they wOr wont to cull and kick
and buflft, the young rebel about just
to show him, as the Milesian policel1nan
did the colored prisoner, that they had
authority over him. 'ile account open
ed with l'ngland on this revolutionary
occasion the ardent Jackson succeded
in tqluaring thirty-thro years latert
at the battle of New Orleans. lack
enliam would have shown wisd'jm had
be pleaded the statute of limitations.
The same year that Jackson wa1s
rocked in his North Carolina cradle
the radle of John111 Q iancy Adams was
being ro-kod up in New England. No
one Could then foresee the Com1 bats of
these two red-fraced hutImILn hits. A bout,
mid way between in Virginia was Baby
tRachel Doildson in ier erradle, If
ter'ward to marry .11atckson an(d be the
inidirect, cause of I great deal of his
tory, somiie of it blood red, too.
ItL is not the presont purpose, nor- is
there space, to writ Ia history of Jaack
son. I I is iiothelr hoped to ltake i
p'each ei of Ihi, but her amblitions L
slipped. J ackson got a sort of an edu
cation, and was alleged to be I lawyer.
lIe had a keen, appensive in. telli
Igenee antd ai naLtura'l conception of rig~ht
andb jutiLiee untsurpa~issed. Thiose last,
ra'~thier than the hooks lie roead, were
Itis chief Ilighuts and safeguards as a~n
advi'oatte antd ai J1udge. Himut Jac1Lkson
couldn't spell1 a little hit. In a day
wheni had spelling ran riot in tu lamitl
Jacukson was far and awaLy thte worse
spel1ler' in Ten nessee. J1etrry 8'imitpson
oncee ex ulted over thte in vention anld
intl oducltioni into htumtani alirils of th
comm)Iton steniographlltlor f) connnerice.
"You say whait you please0," say's
Simpson)03, "'without dodginmg ai wo'd,
and yout thirow thte reOspon~sibiility of the
spiellIing on thet stnoigriaphoret.''" hit
there wvere no shtorthandit peopl)1 whlen
Tenniessee was5 you ng, and Jackson hmul
to h.,ar the brn t of his own awfulI
orthaographt y. I ut, ho succeed ed in
ma~king huiself understood as well as
any mzan (of Ihis own or any othber dav.
Our hiero killed aL young moan nin- '
Dickinson in ai (uel. All oif the condl
Itionsi wih surr11l''onded. th is kill int
sei'ved to mtako it one of the molst, cele
brated of single combla' s. Thmis light,
as 11any'ii alege and bel ieve, grew (out
or Jaciksont's imarriago. .Jackson's wife,
howvert, was mertoly an excuse, ai pre
text. Th'le duel0 was5 the plain fr'uit of
la 1)o1iticatl plot to kill J1ackson and( got
himt out of the wa~y. liii was too pow
erfutl, too popu~tlar', too muh the idol of
th peopl 0. AnIy(13 tLher w10iere wholi
woul have prtefoere him a11Is an an gel
and( 1)1f this earlthi alitogt her and1)1 ot of
plitics. So they sett up a) dL(ark game
to kill Jlacksotn aind jiuit Dickinson for
ward'( to do it. Th'le pr'etext iwas Mi's.
J1ackson --a1 amlliabl e. as5 vir1tuouis andil
as loving a wife as cycr wvalked down
anyi aisle to any3 a~ltr to tibe mus11ic of
any wedding limri'ch.
lhtachel Ilibards was1 IL heauitifutl bi'u
nettoe, wife of i nvwis Ilubards, aL 1(e1
tuck ian. These two Iivied in 'Tennessee
iith I lachel 's nth)ler, NIlrs. D.on aldsonm.
When Jlackson went to, TVenniosse ho
boarded at the ividowv lDnaldlson's.
itobards waLs IL drutnken, siIftlos, low'
briowe~d brto. iloc ill-t.rea1ted( is wi'ife
and 01n131 deserltedl her. lie 01hoose to~
belomot jeailouts of JIackson iwhenm till
lattder btoardeld lat the widow Do~nahII
son's. 1lobard'is tried iwith a sI inceri ty
tr'uly Kxentutckian to get .1acksont toi
take a r'ileand go andlo shoot it, ou t wi iih
im i. Ja cksonl restr'ained0( hiimsnelf and1
duecl ined to 1igh t lI obar ds, v/aIst~y Lto
that, dr'un karId's conitempt anid d isgulst.
I obar'ds wats the on ly man wvho couldn tt
get, a light oult of J1aekson.
- lBut,. Jaikson, as an1 ouitcomel, ift tho
>lDon aidsoni boar'ding htouse, andi~ I 1.
hI bds left his iwife. 1 ~,hards went back
- to Kentucky and sued for a dilvor'ce.
- Word catme on hapijpy wings to say tbat,
3ho had succeeded. 'VT beat ifulI br'u
/netto was free, anid she anid J1ackson
t But alas and( atlack I It was all a mnis
s take~--a marttital mirmage. I tlhbards d Id
-fitnally got a divorce but not until s ov
s otal aw fui . months after' JacIksoni anid
r| Mr's. 1tobard'(s iwcr' marrIed. So the
- young cotupie had to) be matlrried allI over'
- again. 'Thlis time it was a success't and1
they were very happy. Thte first mis
take arose from the fault of the mtalls
.rather than theIr tmorals, and thoir
5 consciences woro' cleat'.
SIt does not appear t~hat the puitIc
s gener'ally discovered aught thtat ivas
n torttuous o1' wrong In .Jackson's 1mr
o riage or' the trail which led to) It,. It
y does not ai~ppear that anyi3 one( arose to
.1detr'act or' calumniate. It does nto. ap
peari that for thirty years .Jackson ke pt
a br'aco of beautiful dueling pistoIs,
- hair triggers, amid accutrate ais a raly oIf
light, to kill any one who sploko d is
respectfutlly of his wife. So thte plot1
tors, looking over the heold, saw thtt
1the best way to force Jackson to ai plaeo0
whr e could bo0 killed with safety
to thomn~selvesIVwas to villify, his wife,
eprovoke a duel, and see to It that the
r hated hero of the peoplo stocod opphositeo
rto the coolest nerve, the quickest hand
'and the most deadly shlot in he wor'ld.
The outcomo would then be Jackson's
obsequies, which was the mournful out
pUt they were after.
BuD, to roturn. Tie plotters lookbd
about for the coolest nerve, the quick
ost hand, tho most deadly shot in the
world. They found him. Uharles Dick.
insoll was 20 yours old, and thirtoen
vears you nger than Jackson, and a
practicing lawyer in Nashville. He
wias a narvolliously handsome manl, a
person of oxceptional mental as well as
physical powers, and reputed "the best
)istol shot in the world." Yet ho was
villing to join in-a conspiracy to mur
lor Jackson, go forward to do the
)loody work, and begi n operations by
tabbing the innocent character of a
voman. Ile ought to have boon killed,
,his Dickinson. Dickinson slanderel
Qirs. Jackson. I-o did it more than
m11e0. .i Jaeksoi hid a running horse
vhich ran a hot race on the Nashville
'ourso. Mirs. Jackson was aglow with
oy ovor the horso's victory. As the
lorses came down the stretch sho ox
'laiued : "Oh, lo's running away from
,hom." Dickinson stood near. Ile
urned insolently to soiro friends and
ai(d : Y es, aditi a good deal like Iis
owior ran away with anothoer man'S
Jackson did not challca;ge Dickinson
ven then for anlost nill months. [to
mi all his worldly alfairs in order first,
or ho expected to die. isI hope was
) tILk the villian who hai maligned
kis aItigel into eternity with him. Jack
on challenged Dickinson. Dickinson
mIt the meeting off a wook to eond for
speial and celebrated pistol to kill
ackson with. They were appointed
o light May 10, I,80i, at Harrison's
.IIis, Logan County, Ky., a long day's
ido from Nashville. Iickinson was
s rtain of success as he was of sun
iso. Ho gave the' gr'im Occasion a gala
Ar, and invited some frionds. He saw
o it, too, thait ho started beforo Jack
on to go to Harrison's Mills. On the
vay lie took occasional and accurate
racks with his pistol at first this and
hen that object. lie displayed the
kill of a liend. And these exhibitions
iad a purpose and a malevolent point,
>art and parcel of the plot to murder
ackson. It was each imo arranhed
hat Jackson should be informed of
hose mllarvellous shots. The hope was
o Lrciak his neve. It would be ratlier
,strain on one's nerves to travel all dav
o be shot at by an antargonist who
very m1le left one proof that he
ould snufl a candle or drive a tack at
Jackson's second was Gon. Ovorton.
10 was of a serious, indomitable na
urve, something like JIackson, with a
sOWe' plSO. Overton, too, was equal
y convined with .his principal that
he whole affair was a blossoming con
piracy to iurder Jackson, and not a
imple duel between gentlemen over
he point of honor. To Overton it wa4s
,s if Dickinson and his follows had
et a trap for the life of Jackson, and
lure him had baited it with the
leeding, stabbed iniocenco of his
Overton and Jackson considered and
iscussed tlis ileeting fur montih, be
or1 it occurred. They resolved to take
very advantage of the would-be muri'
eror tatt honor and tho law of duels
em ilittwd. It, v.as planned to garb
ackon in a long black coat, a world
00 wide and big for his meagre form.
t was so arranged that once donned
ackson's ramroai proportions wore well
'vor in oIne sieu of the coat. The gar'
nent button-d to the chin, so as to
caIvo no) whito cravat or' colla du 1is
dalyed to attract Iirie. Tihe buttons,
mnly 0on0 I ow, mintld you, werle p)urpose
y laceOd far oV.- on01 the broeast where
I aekson wa~s nolt.
Thel~ men) werel to light ait ten paces.
luek inson had alecady told is friendls
wh i ' ihi btton-" thb onie over J 1acikson
enart'--he wvould hlit. Ieool ishl Dick in
'(In 'IThe~ call was to bo1 :'P "iroe One,
Lwo, thre: stop !" aind they were to
blaze/. aLway anlywhler between "lire''
ilnd "St(op." I'egs were driven to mark
l'iilh manif stood1 to his peCg anld thle
UIrlsIs wasi at hland. I)ickinson was
known to b)e s) <jlick to bring up his
inistol andi fi r' th)at noI one11 could equald
hun. It was h1is explectaition to kill
.1 aikon him-INfoe thie aLter (cOuld( even
ra t( ise' pistol af'er the wordi "fire !"'
Overton anll is prin ci pal had a hrgued1
tis ailso. Theiuy hail liinally concluded
t hatL inaisinuich as the li gbhing-like
Dic kino I 01was b)oundI' to firie firist, it waLs
wviser for J1ackNs o instandl andl receive
it, tristi Ig t(J thle huittoiin- to lead1( 1)1ck
'uson I'S aoln a0'. y.. If J1ackson sur
vivdI-a i t was' beli eved lhe would
hIast for aLil inuite m'i two at least-hok
couild take hiis time and1( kill Diekinson
like a dug.
O)vertonl h ad tihe word. "leiro
Onl! (ick inIson's pistol cameLI lup
lik a I sh and~ ox plodedl wvith tilebo irst,
h-tir of the lirst word. Ille hit the
luttoil arnli broke t~Wo of .Jackson's r'ibs
ithiiL the fltaned bu(1iiilet. J1aucksonl
stLod ill uSrec4t an~d moletionlless as a pop1J
lar. I Ic had niot limed. With a half
cry I )ickinsoni started back. O)verton
stoppe)d (OuinLiig on Lthe inlst anit. Cook
ing a pistoll, w itlh a fr'own like a cloud,
( ver'ton comumh~hnded him :i
"'Ste p ba-:k Lo your bog4, Sir I"
Dicieisn diad It w/ithi a shutdde,. lIe
knwv lhe was to die, lie was cauight
in his 5OWni trapI. Overtonl b egani aigainI
to ICounit. Jlackson. with a face of lliit
a'al d *athi look inig fromiI his gras' eves,
c0veediIL hi man as cer'tainly andli as
Smly ais if he0 had1 beeni some) inlani
mats t argot raither I tamniSll shrink ing hui
niin lhesh and blood(. "'Clii'k '' Jlack
o'Is I'stol cau1ght at, ha l f (Icck. Ov'erI
ton pausedi ill Is counit and( ,lackson
rCCooked~ lbis ni Otapon. "Iling !'' went
Jiac kson 's plistol, andu I )iek insoni shot
through~ I, ie nic n h~u rs later.
"I shouIld have iIlled him n if he had
shot li1e t'.i'Ouli heb brain,''said Jacik.
No'r' A IA w xv n~--I x-SonaItor CulI
borson, of T1exas, tellIs how lie entered
politics and1( obtaine h)( is fir st ouihe,
that oIf A ttoirney-G ueeral.
"' I had been1 practisi ng law,"' hie said,
"amid thoughlt I had1( mado(1 about
eough repu~taition Li) julsti fy branching
oot. i didl rot, e'x l)Lt to he nomlinated,
but I though t it w~ol.1 lie a good intro
dluctioni to si,..rt it lh a raico for tl'c
A ttornoy-Goeealsh p. G;eorge Cla-k,
onie of the ablest lawyers in the coumn
try, waUs miy oppionenit. Ho was placed0(
in nomi11nationi by a1 brilliahnt speec(h,
wyhile my13 fiendl who pr'oposed my
namlho, neoglected( to moent~oni mxy logal
aittainimlents. I t looked dark for imo
wvhen nI num11 from theo pan-handlearlo -o
"'Mr. Speaker', they say Clark's a
great lawyer. 1 como11 wiithl pro'xi0s
fi'om m1y 01nd of the State all inI my1
pockekt, an' was notil led to vote for
Clark. 13lt i know no one had1( any
idlee ha, was a lawyer. T1h is State has
been hogewaggled by the lawyers till
she's so pore you can't sell enough
cotton to pay for the enttle the cactus
kills, al11 oni account oIf the lawyers and~
the railroads that koeps 'e'n up,)
hope we won't put in any lawyer, and
I'm for Culborson. Nobody over'accus
0(d him of being a lawyer.
'IThat, splecch resulted in my nomi
LEVELING A MOUNTAIN.
Joh 1). Ilookefeller Is a Greater Mai
Thanl Molammucd--Monoy Doc
Diforo Than Faith These Days.
Now York Journal.
John D. Rockofellor's latest sclom
I3 to cut the top off a mountain. Mi
lionaires have a way of fixing thing;
to suit themselves, but this is the firs
time one of that interesting class hal
undertaken to givo nature points.
Mr. Rockefoller is the owner of I
baronial estato back of Tarrytown
1,000 acros-which he will convert int<
a hugo park at an oxpenso of no ont
knows how much. On this estate It
Kykult Mountain. Froin its suniml
can be viewed a scenic panaroma thal
is not likely to pall on the vision over
of a man of many millions. Mr. Rocke
follor mado up his mind that this wai
the place for his baronial residence.
But Kykult Mountain had not beer
laid out for a residenco site. Its sum
mit was too sharp. So it was decided tc
cut the top oil, and a small army of
men are hara at work now performing
that singular operation.
Nowhere could be found a finor illus.
tration of the potency of wealth,
I1ero is a man using his gold to give
the lie to tradition-welding it into a
sword wherowith to shave the crests
otf " the everlasting hills." Moham
med, who ruled millions of men, was
compelled to go to the mountain.
Rockefeller, who owns millions of dol
lars, compels the mountain to descend
to Iis Choseli level.
Up at Tarrytown the leoll call the
conitry roundabout the Pocantico
lills. What the standard by which
they distinguish between hills and
mountains is no one scms to know.
But alter the visitor has toiled up the
winding road leading from Tarrytown
to tie Roclkefeller estate lie will make
allidavit the P'ocantico Hills are in the
samo class with the Andes or the Him.
alayas, This is the sceno where the
mtillionaire's iBirogdignagiani whi in 6
being faithfully put into offet.
Nor is the removal of the mountain
top all that is being (lone. The mnouni
tain is being remodeled. Rows of
stakes at d ilierent points on time slope
indicate whoro additions are to be
made, ter-aces Co'.structed, and how
far Lho lawn is to stretch its velvety
surface before the Rockefeller slope
begins. I, is only proper to call it the
ILtokefeller slope because nature has
nothing to do with it. It is the mil
lionaire, his money and his men who
are making this mountain. When the
new mountain is finished, which will
be sonie tine next spring, an architect
vill draw plans for the mansion which
is to be built thereon. Just what sort
of a mansion It is to be has not been
decided, but it is safe to say seven fig
tires will be required to tell the cost.
When Mr. Roekcfeller bought the
old iL'arsons place at Tarrytown a few
years ago lie kept his plans to himself,
Little by little, however, he bought in
anjacent property, and as the montht
roined by hiN estate grew to mammott
pnroportions, until now it is a long
journey from one end of his domain tc
the other. Nowhere along the I.udsor
River is there an estate like this, nol
a foot of which is to be used for grow
ing trees and grass and flowers. It i
to be mado as beautiful as the land
seape gardenor can conceive it. Drive
are to he constructed throughout, ami
the whole transformed into a park o
T1'oro- is much to see, to marvel at
to admire oni this great estato. Fron
the summit of K~ykult Mountain thi
vista of the mountain, valley and rivo:
is of rarest beauty. On the wvcst roll:
the Tapan Zoo, while across the Hud
sonl the sun glints on the roofs o
Nyack. Noirth west are IIavrstrav~
Bay andl~ (2roton point.
Turning the gaze to the northwes
one sees the gr-on hills of Massachu
setts in the distance. Away down the
lhmudsonm is the hazoe that imarks the Ic
cation of New York City. On a clea
day even the buildings can be0 distin
giuishmed. To the southeast lie Loni
Islanhd Sound and Connecticut, botl
plai0n ly visible. North, south, east anm
wvest are the Pocantico Hills, whil
down the western slope to the rivc
str'etches the village of Tarrytown.
NJMch of this mammoth estate
wheiro Mr. 1tockofeller is makin,
imounitains or valleys, as his fancy suits
i3 famous ground, partly for historica
reasons and partly because of Wash
ington Irving's legends. On the hiodst
where I". A. Bolzo, Mr. Rockefellei
superintendent, lives Is a big hiras
lalte wVhtichi tel ls thuemiuriomus that 11
wva- here Mrimjor A ndlre stoppedc~ th<
n ig it before inis capi.tuire. Th'Ien, niol
far alway, is the sito of the old school.
house where. Irving has it, lchabot
Crane taumghit before hiis encountei
wi' hithe lleadless flo .seman, and wind
ing b y is the road downi wh ichi Bre
lI nes thuindered that night so fatal t<
time sub~~ioonator's aittltion.
Th'le little tree-fringed valley at th<
foot, of the north westorni s101)0 is a parl
of .'leepy [Hollow, and if one couldi Set
over the next hill Sleepy hollow's an.
cienlt comotery and the old Dutch
chuirchi wouild come into view.
If Mr. I tiuko foller chooses ho car
stand on lKykuit Mountain and loot
doCwn) ton the palatial summer home o
his bSlrothier, near the eastern banik o
the Hiudson, surrounded by charmng
griou nds, andI contratu late hhtnsel:
that, beautiful as the residence ami
grounds are, they never can be conmsid
ered the equlal of hils own.
So reticent has'Mr H ockofollecr beer
aboit hiis platn to remodel a mountair
and to transform his 1,000 acres into e
park that Tarrytown people thomn
selves ktnow littble about it. It onlI
needs a viasit to the p)1aco, however, t<
suo the mo1(st conivimncing proof thal
the same resistloss energy that hat
gathlered a colossal fortune is ur-ging
to~war'd com letionl a work whiiich wvIl
be a marvel of its kind.
- A meri ica's progiressi ye women know
nlO suchl word as fall. hero is one who
haii- " p)rogresseod "ial most t > the north
pole. Miss Dora Kahn, a Californh
girl, is said to 1b0 the first A moricai
or IEnglish wvoman who ever reached
eighty dcgroos niorth latitudo. Th<
ovent wi malrkedl by p lanitlng th<
stars and stripes on the IslIan dof Spitz
bcrgen, tile region of perpletulal sno0w
and ice, by the venturesome anti pa.
triotic San Francisco girl, aid~st shc
enthulsiasml of fifty-two lEuropean
scienitists who comp~osed the excursi
-Prsident Henry WV. Cannoin, o1
tne Chz'qo National Bank, 0110 of thet
most inlluental financIers of Now York.
b~egani his career as a banker in a Min.
nesota frontier settlemen,, where ii
common d(lo1 couintoir and1 a kitceill
chair served as the furnishings of his
establishment. His rcpumlatlin soon
spread beyond thie conifines of his own
Stato and wIthin a few years lhe was
ce to) Washington to fill the re
sponsible position of comfptrollor of the.
TiE LIDERtTY BELL.-The Sparta,
has the following information In r,
gard to the history of the fanou
b iborty Bell, which will doubtless i
terest uany of our readers: " Th
boll was imported from IEngland il
1752. On its arrival it was cracked b'
3 tle clappor on its trial ring. By ordo
- of tho assembly of the prov nce 0
S'.onnsylvania it was recast under thi
diroction of Isaac Norniont. le por
haps conceived the idea of the inscrili
Lion which surrounds the boll at th<
top. It is from Loviticus 25:10 : " Pro
clahn LAberty throughout the land, un
to all the inhabitants thereof." So I
was a Liborty boll before 1776. Undol
t its inscri tion is another : "'1 Pass 's
Stow, Phila., MDCCLI111." U) to 1771
i was used in the assembly house o
the provinco. It was the first to rin
out iberty to all the people when thi
declaration of indopondonce was ao
complished July 4, 1776. Its Ilrat jour
noy was to Lancaster, Pa., ':ha th<
.kitislh troops captured Philadelphia
in 1777. After its return it was used a
the State house bell until 1828. It wai
then used only on raro occasions. I
was moved to its appropriate restini
placo, Indopondence Hall. It waE
cracked wbile ringuing in honor o
Honry Clay's visit to Philadelphia, ac
cording to Appleton's Cyclopoedia. t
newelaper statoment Is that it wat
cracked when tolled at the death o
Chief Justico Marshall. Which i1
-Twenty-fnv years ago one of fivt
boys, while wandering along the banki
of the Elizabeth Ltiver, in Elizabeth
N. J., found an old stocking tied a
each end and full of something. lI(
throw it down and all the boys in turr
picked it up and played with it until 11
broke and some rags and ribbons an(
$57> in money rolled out. The mono3
they linally turned over to the Ohio
of Police that he might find an ownei
lor it. No owner, however, ever ap
peared, and then a disputo arose among
the boys as to which of them had a
right to the moncy. The matter wn!
earr'ieti to court and finally got int<
chancery. Labt week Vice-Chancolloi
,Isnory handed down a final decisioc
ordelring that the money, which hik
increased to about $1,200, be cquall
divided ainong all live claimants.
Cured by Dr. Miles' Nervine.
Prolonged dorangrmont of the nervous
system not only afl'ects the brain and men
tal po1wers, but, tdevelops disease in somno of
tto vital orgalis. Tihe most, dangerous of
theso indirect results is wheii the heart is
affected. This was the caso of the Rev. N.
F. Surf:ace, Fawn River, Mich., who write
under dLate of Feb. 14, 18W:
"Aurteen years ageo I had a slight, stroke of
pinralysis. Overwork brouight, on ntervouso
prost~t rat io n. I was execed, inltynrvuad
t exert ion ,f ituhlie spea Hintg tause'd
trt, ipalpitationt that. thareateed rnty lifet.
ed-u two bottlets of Dr. Miles' Now Ilcart
re fr rnly heart troulie, andt twoi of Dr.
ld tstortat: i N'ervine for tny nervous
Liand feel bu't t'er than I ever expeted-t to
I I agalin. I ean spetiak for hIttra withtt
ug or havinire iy he-art Ilutte-r as It for
riy did. and I havau you to thank that, I
a i :al Ive today."'
)on sale by all druigtlsis. Dr. Miles' Book
ont iieart, and Ne'rvotu; iisorders FillC'C by
rIetd. D r. Mit's Me-dical Co.. IElkhnart., Inzd,
A $25 Cooking Stove
WITH A COMXPLETE OUTFIT FOR
Delivered to your railroad depot,
all freight charges paid. Read this
description carefully. This splendid
Cooking Stove is No. 8; has four 8
inch pot holes; 16x16 Inch even; 18
inch fire box, 24 inchtes high; 21x25
Inch topj nice smooth casting. I
have hatd this stove made for my
trade, after my own idea, combining
all the good polnts of all medium
priced stoves, and leavIng out the
Beyond all doubt the best No. 8
Cooking Stove mad~o, for the price.
Filtted with 2 pots, 2 pot covers, 2
skollets, 2 griddlesa, 3 bakIng pans,
3 joints of pIpe, 1 elbow, 1 collar, 1
lifter, 1 ncraper, I cake pl)hh, 1 iron
tea kettle, 1 shovel. We want to
make customers and friends In every
part of the South, for the purpose
of introducing our business to new
people, and to renew our acquaint
ance with old frIends.
IWe wIll ship this splendId Cooking
Stove and the above described ware
to~ any depot, all frolglht oh arges
paid, foi' only $220 wheon the
cash comes with the order. This
stove is a good one, well made, and
will give entire satisfaction. Our
Illustrated catalogue of Furniture
Stoves and Baby Carriages mailed
free. Address' M'a
Lae. F. 'PA.GT T T
840 BnOAD STUt3T, AUGUSTA, QA.
ABOUT STAIR WORK.
tBlair Work Is a spiahl brar.ch ir woodl
working. The priitnary essettriais mu~tsi it
goodi quality of hambetr antd skillfutl work.
produtcing i he best resutlt inth lh ttttat c . o
tre of Neweis, lsilusters, Rail, CI'ndnifac
Kasements, Qutarer-turn, iudns
Step miaterial, etc.ins
., UGST 1UMilAUGUc.GA
-Ralilroad building in this country
s Beems to have reachod and passed its
-inrest Point of activity. That is the
inference from the figures for the past
3 Y a s COmpared with previous years,
I and seei to be the conclusion reached
by railroad experts. In 1891 onl 1,'(60
i i f railroads were bui t, and
fOths Wa rOM entedonaya ao
being about the lonea reord aas
- to be touceld. But drecr likely
only 1,428 miles of nw roads were
3 built- It was arguedae ago that
-ufavorablO economic aonditions had
much to do with the limited railroad
extension, but there seems to be a goa
oral opinion this year, based on a view
of the conditions the country ever,
that the extension of railroads in the
future will be small as compared with
--Two gentlemen were standing on a
St.eet coinor, when they were ap
pt'oaced by a inan otfring for sale two
deessed geese. They decided to pur
chase, but tho dealer insisted on selling
the two fowls to one inan. Accordingly
one of theni bought the two, and sold
a ain to his friend. After the transac
t-on was coipleted tie grouse vender
was asked why he wouldn't soil the
fowls separately. 8aid he, " Thai, old
goose andl gandor have been togothie.
(0 year's, and I wouldnt' seia.u then
foi' any consiceration."
SOUTHERN RAILWAY CO
Condense4 Schedule In Effect
JANUARY 5, 1896.
V.Charleston....,.................. I a
J q - W I!; 4 . . . . . 8 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 0 1
urens.. .(t . Sun........
Greenwood' ...... ..
.. . ...................2 o I
___' _* __---- __-- 306 - at
.....dan.......................... 1 00 ai
Ar. Dlortnlds.-" --... ... -10 ui~a
- 111 ait
SNlnetysik ''"""O'''''' 05
t 'a .....'-----.......... 1 30 P
,..L ...aur .... ............ o00a i
Cinton.,,,,(L .......... 11 10 a n
i. Newb o .... . .... 23ja
" Prosper''"'""''''.''..... 23 Pu
" hrlsor& "''"''''''''..3 0 put
h---.. ................. 0 a
o. Na yo STATION. 3lp
T 0 -.. Chso... Ar........... 00 P to~
6 a120P "...Alson.---- " 10 15
80 a }071" .....antu..... " 430 1142
93 a 1 lP 0 ...Unioj ... " 5 p11 2$
S9R 2 02 P ... Joneville... 1--49 11 073
r1$a U13 . aolgt. ... 1-28 10 4g
a 0op Ar..prtanburg Lv. 11 450 A n
945a t10 i..Syartanburg Ar. 11 a10
1 00 p 6 4 .....Ashoillo .Lv.. 2 a 15
"0," p. . "A," a. im.
Trains loav Spartanburg, A. and C. division
Uothbbound, 6:fi8a. mn., 3:22 p. mn., 8: 18 p. mn
(Vestibuled Limited); southbound, 12:59 a. m.
8:05 p. m., 11:8 a. m., (Vestibuled Limited.)
Trains leave Grisonville, A. and (7. division,
northboud, io91 a.m2:1opm and 5:30 p. 0
(Vesibuled Lirited); southbound, 1:50 a. .
dei40 p. mn., 12:28 p. mn. (Vestibuied Limnited).
Pullman palace sleeping cars on Trains &
ad 8, S7 and 88, on A. an d C. di vision.
Gop. 8uperintendeont. Trafilo'M'g'r .
Wahington, D. 0. Wash ington, I . 0
e A. tUR, S. r. HA R . WIC1
Gena. Pass. Ag'. As'$ Gen. P'ass. Ag't,
4 . L 0pf. Wa.8;t, gsrt . I rhbia, . r1'u.-n
PIEDMONT AIR LINB.
S Condensed Schedule of Passenger Trains.
Ves. Fat M
Northbound. No. 38 No c Nu- 12 Na~ is
.an. 5, 1896. Daily (Daily Daily E dun
Lv. Atlanta, C. T. 12 00m 11 131, 7 50 a4
" Atlanta, E.T. 1 00 p 12 15 a 8 s0 a
" Norcrcoss..... ......1256 a 3 62 2,
- nusiiu -----------.--....... 10 10a 71
" Oainesville . 2 25p201 a 10 41 a 4
" Lula................ 23a h1a81
" Cornelia .. ... ..'..-. -.....-.-..111 26 a
" Mt. Airy..... ....... 2 50a 11 30 a.
" Toccoa.. .. ... .... ...3 13 a 11 :53 a.
& Wostinstor.--....... i0 lap.
" oneca.- ......-- ......47 a 12 42 p.
' Central....4 45 4 33a I .20 .
"' Greenvilo. 30p3 519a 2 16 p
" Spartanburg. 8 18 i) 6 18 a 3 22 p
*' Gaitnoys.....-......63a 410.
" lllacksburg ..7081) 7 0'Ja 4 30 "
" King's Mit....--.....72n a O 0.
p G (astonuia ...-......... 753a 35.
Ar.harote ...820p y 33a62
"Dnilo...2 00 a 1 301p 11 25 .
Ar. Rtichmnond.... 6 00 a 6 40)p 00 a
Ar. Washlington . 8 42 a gh .....
" Banltrn'o iR 8 05 aibu
U Phi iladoltphia. 10 25 a a......
" NowvYork.... 12 53 n 2a......
P Y~~es. FLI -
Southbound. N..7N ~N.i No. 37
Lv. N. Y., PRl R . 4 301 p
" Philadelphia. 6 85 p 3&
" lialtimnoro.... 0 20 P62a
'a Wahingtn. 1043 p11125 ap.....
Lv. Itiohutond... 00 a Oa
Lv. anvllo . 30 a iy1, 70 D a . u
" Chalott 0 8~ a 0312 12201
LV. lichmn ...r 2 00 a 12155a 2 00 a
L . D;ainvils...........1 a0 05 2 is 00a
" Charlotte .... 11 87 a 10 a p32 0 p.
" Blaonburgo..~ 12 40 a 12 10 a 4 i0 p.
w Sttianhutr..130 1 0 a 3 05 .
"rOrCnvi.........2.3 50 a 40 p~.
"it CAry........11...2..5a 540,
" Coreroi---"---..--........ 00p54
Oav svinlr . 55 4 52 a 9 30p Ci830a
9 'a- n. 'F'p. - "'i' Soon,. "N" night.
Nos. 317 andl 3-Washinmgton anid Southwesterun
Vestiibuloli hotd. TIa oumgh l'nlnan Bloopers
botwoon Now York and Now Orleansw, via wash.
ingtonm A tianta and Mo romory, amdi also be
tween how York and MemluIis, via washington
Atlantla and iiirmnghm. Duming cars. n
Nos. 35amnd36-UInitod StatesFast Sall. 1Pul1
man slcoping cars betwoon Atlanta, Now On
loans and Now York.
Nos. 11 an d12. Punllnman sienping oar between
ichmuond, Danivillo and~ Greunsmboro.
W. H1. GREEN, J. M. CUIl'
Gen'l Bupt., Trraffe 'o r
Washing'ton, D. 0. Washington, Di. ".
W. Bi. RtYDERT Superintendent, C)harlotte
W. A. TURK, S. H. I A RDWIOK,
Gen'l Pass .Ag'tJ Ass't Gien'l Pass. Ag''t.
Washington, 1). 0. Atlanta, Ga.