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Tbe J For4
FROM 'THI' WAS
Those who know him best would
never have suspected it. A club man, I
a bon vivant, hero of an endless array
ofemoro or less exciting love scrapes,
gentleman and all around good follow
-ho, Charlio Brown, actually in the
meshes of love, frightfully, sentimen- 1
tally, desperately in love.
, And with whom ? A girl ho con
lessed did not care a snap for him - I
Mary Chislmon, riob, culturod, travel- I
ed, cnical and proud.
" k hore, Brown," said Van
Tweet, one day in Brown's room, I
throwing one leg over the other and
looking his friend straight in the eye, 3
"something very serious Is the mat
ter. I have quietly studied you for a
some time and diagnosed your -case t
very carefully. You are in love. Come,
now, who is she ? Out with it."
Brown tried to look surprised and
" Tut tut I" said Van Tweet, "you
can't simulate any beguiling nonchal- -
ance before me; you can't deceive
Tweet. If you are in troub) ar z.
affair of the heart, AM x r13OVer aI t
fidant. I havenr g . me your cou
to worrt,, a thing ilithe ,'rild
thit " 101Ajoot. I haven't oven a
o think about just now. ILe a
m on the ground iloor. Now, the ',
love, isn't it?"
l3rown swelt his baind over his iore
head and stirutehed himself, like t
man who is uindergoing a stru1gg(
with himself, and then he blurted out:
" It's love, damn it all ; just think 01
it !-me-falling in love ! Don't you
think trepanning would be good fol
Andl he jumped to his feet an6
towsled his hair like a-tragodian.
"Sit down, Brown. It's a mlighit3
good thing you relieved yourself 01
this secret. The fever has imuntC
from your heart to your brain. A fun
months more of this su)pressing agonl
and I don't know but trepanunin-g wouh.
have proved the )nly remedy. SU
down, L say.
"Now, tell mo) ill, a lIfter I amI" iit
possession of the facts, as we say ill i
newspaper ollico. I'll help yo u to 1h
It wkas the sime old hypnotic )ower
which lie exerted over all men and all
women, too, that made Charlie lirow,
relinquish all resistance to \'an Tweet
" All right," said Brown, after at
moment's reflection. '" I trust yoi
with ny secret on your )r'omIliso ef
silence. I have been, like Taid alus
the possessoi- of a ravislhed heart, ever
since I met liss Chisholm at the beaci;
" Oh, it's Ch isholm, is it ?" said Var
Tweet, interru pti nIg him.
" I don't kniow whiat Iossessed l t< j
fall in love with her," col.-innel
Brown: "hut she provoked mie."
That's right; the woianl is alway
to blaIme," puit in Van 'I'wet.
She provoked in by her inferna
indifference. There ihe was, the Cou
scious center of a lot of follows, all
trying to make themselves agreeable,
and she only laughed at themi-laugh
ing at them as a queen miight a~t at
roomful of gibbering pairotS. She
thought she was too good for the lot.'
"And most likely she was right in
her conclusion,'" said V'an Tweet.
" What did that concern you ? Did
you try to mnake a parrot of yourself,
as well ?"
' ry ?" echioedl lr'ow r.. "' ry y
Great Scott, I was the worst ,of them
"' You crouiched at her feet and
twalnged at your lyre hiko the resi
-you, Brown ?" Van Tu eet, was evi
"Oh, not like the rest,'' said1 lrowni.
"'Catchnime bearing any)3 woman's
traina. No, I d Id worse, as I am1) about
to tell you. First, 1 stiludiouisly avoided
her'. Shie mu ast ha ive noet~il it, anid
before long she seemed no~t to see mue
at all. I knew what that, melant. She
wats going to puiiiish ie. by iwe tendingr
that there as no511 suich lIpsoni a0
(Charlie Brown,~ on I thais terrestia0l
"So I laid mnyself ouit to be ais cootily
scornifaul as slhe. Youa ouight to have
seenl us. And SoI tingsl wt,'~ oni, unitil
one0 day we were all1 iin the surf togeth
er, anid it fell Ito my happy1)3 lot to rescue
Miss Chiishioh n from drow ninig.
"It wast a mior'e serious matter than)
I had reasoned. l'xper-t swimmer as
she is, she completely lost her sen~ses
and she folded her arms arouindl my
neck as impulsively ais if we had been
old aIcquaIintances. All LIhis ccuirredl
under water, or I shouldn't have in id
ed it half as much.
"Anyhow, I rescuied her, to:;e::
with aout a toni of slt water, wi:
made mnc sick for a week, and a.
that we were worse eneieih)is I aan0
"I say we," continued lHrown, "' but
that Is a little to swieeping. lBy what
process I know niot, but from the mo
mont 1 held her' in my arms and
dragged her 113111 and drip~ping to
where heir mothier and brother' could
lay hands oni heri, I felt- felt
"You're sure she hates you ?",
"'Oh. I have no doubt of it,'' said(
Brown. "'I called, and that call comn
pleted my downfall. I have neCver
had the same resp~ect for myself
'' And you think she hates you ?"
"By jove, I tell you sho is getting
even with me for being the instru
nment of fate to rose'ie her from the
waves. Tihat gIrl would a thousand
timos rather have died than owe her
life to my efforts."
.Van Tweet thlought for the briefest
of moments, aind then looked up like
a physician who has reached a con
clusion at his paitient's bedside.
"Brown," lie said, " you are either
a fool or else you airo perversely en
tertaInIng-I will not even say beguil
ing-your heart with an interesting
illusion. You know that the girl loves
you, or else you are so blind that it
would be charitablo1 to hold you non
compo)0 montis. Now, don't try to
bew ildeor my judg mont with a mass (of
petty fancies conjured up just because
the girl has too much good sense to
fling herself into your arms the lirst
time you knock at her door. Vour
confounded p ride does not allow you
to iaee that shel s just as proud as ou
*are;i but ttr ght 18 all on her side,
tupda',I yon wilipa on my
*planness, for not stripping off thli
lan eco un dg iy ton eand going
" Pardon ?" exclaimed Brown. '1
anTweet's eyes began to flash
angri, -"See here old man," he
said,mthis girl is far to good for you
and you knowit. Do you stand there
and tell me that you love her love her
40 ditraction, to raehness-ior you do
and 'yet hold her too oheaply to
lumiliato '/oursolf by asking het
what ?-wheither she loves you ?"
But Brown insisted that he knsw
what he know, smone the side of i
,hair with his list, and declared tli,.,
!othing could altor his views. She
ated him, and wais only vaiting for
im to humiliate himself, liko the rest
)f her suitors, so that she could --vc
aim his quietus, and paNY hilmt off lr
aving saved hot life.
The noxt morning Miss Chli'-.
'ecoived the following letter by U
" My Dear Miss Chisholm- :..
'ou pardon inc if I avail myseif so
if a long standing Invitation to(
,nd may 1 hope to flnd you at ho u.
"4 P. .Lt. V AN T WET,
Van Tweet found Miss .l9 -
oth cordial and radiant 'e 10a aiti
bout the latest Ah 't h"- They t-Ikcd
ht .ok of short stories.
, icy switched off to discuse
nIpCras nIlid the visit of a Pa8isian, staLr,
md then Van Tweet, brought Brown
on the tapl.
" You know Charlio [frown, of
courso ?" he began.
" 01, very well. 110 favo'rs tMe I0
casionally with a formal call," :e
" Well, you ought to know him t -
tor," said Van Tweet in his peculi w,
matter of fact way ; " ho is really a ;
markablo character. Of course you
read in to-day's Beagle how ho ae
quitted himself in that row last
"6A row-Mr. Brown ?" asked 1511.
Chisholm with a manlifestation of
mild surpriso. " Is Mr. Brown in the.
habit of engaging in rows ?"
Van Tweot produced a copy of tle
Ileagle and read :
" Shortly past II o'clock last nheit
Mr. Charles W. Brown, the well know n
clubi) Man, was going home. He he-uLr(I
a woman's Voico calling for holp ltl
Lit'- corner of Waidon street, a.
Verona avenue, Which is rather- d--k
.it that hour. tunning in thU dirt-.
bion of the crie0 he saw three rullimnms
bonding over the pr'ostrato form oM
al Old man, and a young lady a shott
distamnco away screaming for aissis
" MI. lit own al to the assistancI; 01
the prostrate 1m)an, dealing the Ii' st
rulian a blow that s0nt him spr)awImn
into the gutter, and giving the seconi
a love tap on thIe anglo of the jaw that
madc him forgot the (lay of the wek.
Ph, thi m-a nIi 0lin1che1d, bltt in a La' ce
Mr. Iizrown had thrown tiho follow over
1ls head and was ComIploto mtasUt' o
tie siftiatiod. As soon as 11be assaifzant
,-auld gallhor Ilheinsulves Logethelr te
iIl, feaV intg Il '. .itir nan ill ads uIt LCd
Oossession of thle field.
"The fauts developed by ia reporter
Af the Buengle show that I r. It. X.
\Valkor. the well known wholesale
rocer-, had attenaded ono of the
.heattres With his daughter, anld lad
-ut the Cable aar about throu blocks
from his owna rettidenee. .'T-unin'g the
corner of Waldon street hue was std
dienly set itpion antd ktnoeked (downl by
on0 (of threeCi asslian~tts wihto hadt evi
dently Splannted to r-ob hima.
"NI r. I Irown, in thte struggle with
the last of tihe thrtoc naen, wvas woun tded
by a knife thrust, lie was able to
walk hotma, but bled profuasely, atnd is
undtLer- the caro of a siurgoon. At the
ime o10(f going to( prless no interview
coutld lhe obtaLined iIth AIlt. I Irownt, a
Lhe p jhysiciant (fecl ines to sLtate wheathir
1s inJjur ie's are5 seiiu.
NIliss Chishiolmi had listened to the
accout it iL a lfe face atnd tremb i
hing lips, anud whtent Van Tweet, folded
upf ftt jpaper* antd tossed if, carelessly
(on thle tale), he sawv her eyes lilled
it~,h tearits andI her htands ((flsped.
"I )h , the p~or fel low,'' sh) e xchiii. -2
itt a symat) beiLtiL ton) (If voice.
A (ter- all , Lthoufht, Vant Tweet,,
feels onily ai broad 53y mpiathty thbat i
'a' es attnded to any' otheri tta .
itnatter- how obscurte. She doesn't ,
Th'fat, night li-wna was mucha
iwoved, andt Vanit Tw'eet waIs admIIitt d
I to his room. MInI gl ing it iL tile (1der~t
If lodoiormt and earhfiol ic acid Vati
I'wvet's olfacetories wvere able to dir
tingauish tile scont (If roses that camne
fromi an eaanoos bouquet ont a smaltlI
tybtl'i near Ltho itnvalid's bedside. Brow in
himasel f was In brighat spirits. li
held out his hand with a happy smih..
"l'hichootomy scoms to hlave dlone
yout SOm~o good. I haven't seen) y'ot int
sutch am hivoly state (If imlind sltnto yi I
felIf in love ith L Jiss Ch iholm i" su1 m
\'an Tweevt, slylfy.
" Ys,"' said Browin wvith a stat.
Stile oIper-ation ona my3 hteart fhats 1w
t n auc h good inl Lhat ('onnec('tion.
"- Youi'fl get over y'our woundl ti I
amol a~s y'ou'll get over yoaur love for
dIiss Clhisholmi,'' gravely retnartked
an Tweuvet. " \Vhon a man of sense
mtete comes to' tile concluasion that a
voman~t dloesnl't love him i the recovery~
".Yes," si rw t ocae
Indo f uretme haihlness.
'. uh wasna't worthy (If you)."
Y ou thuought, she was too good( for
tme,' said Blrownt in a toalo of ee .
"So I d id," said Van Tweet "' I
then ,i've sounded hot' andt footmd s
Lo'tio 'tn love youa. Oni the w hole, y ott'd
be'ttetr Live hera up and let mle tr'y imy
fucek. I've takena r'ather IL fancy to lherI
!nytel f, and1( 1 think f 'ma not afltogotheri
ind(iflerent to lher."
"lDo if yo(u wvant to lhe laughed atL
li ko the rest of the fol lows,"' r-epl ieu
trown., li pointetd to the liowers.
Aren't, they r'efr'eshing ?" he asked.
"Very beautiful," said Van Twcet.
From yourt landlady, I sitppose y"
"No !" Baid litown. '' lorom M ins
tGot out !" he oelaimued. '"The age
if mairac'les Is ovor."
"Vain," saidl Br'own, "'if this Infernnel
round~ dloesn't pitt mno hor1s do combat
'll mnarr'y Miss CIhisholmn In si '
naonths. .Just roadl th is:
'My Osyn-I have learned of your
njur-y, and mny hatit is praossed with
anmeloss agony lest somethaing serious
hould ensue. It has promp>ted me to aL
iuiek decision, a decijiion Icould have
fivon you many months ago if you had
)ut spoken. F"or my sak6 got woni, my
ucro and deliverer I I shall await
with trembling and tear neows from
tour bedside, nows thmat ou are out of
Jaoxa aud shall pray for you night
Van Tweet glancede at tho sistna
Lure and folded up the letter witIout
a trace of emotion. "Woman,".he said
solemnly, "thgv name is mystery. How
did it happen at"
Brown smiled as he had not smiled
In months. "I. had left her house
but a few memento before the sorim
mnage oconrred in Waldon sk~eet," he
began. "I called to be very formal.
Somehow your words kept ding-dong
ing through my head. I said to my
seof to be a moral coward and tromble
because a woman may turn you down
is almost us bad as to run when your
manhood is assaulted. It was a ard
light, but I made it. And-"
"She acceopted you ?" asked Van
" No; she was not to be had so
cheaply ; but I left her with a strong
impression that I had won a victory.
I le f t her with her decision in abeyance.
The letter tells the rest."
Van Tweet congratulated Brown,
but thoro was a cloud on his brow as
he took his departure.
"I thought I know something about
human nature," he muttered, " but
when it comes to tolling what a wo
man means i'm still in my swaddling
Isn't that the way the world wags ?
BILL ARP IN FLORIDA,
Ho Fincs a Few Orangeu and Many Rare
Birds-An Old Castie Gone to Ruin.
I had lo9A io I y jtance anuid
1uontown to see what the great
frecze of hast winter had done to the
oranges. I found that, most of the crop
had boon gathered and marketed, but
the boats still take on a few moro boxes
every day. The crop was not a full one,
but brougo ht about live times as much
por box as it did the year before. Thu
fruit, wats never finer in sizo or more
luxurious in flavor. Oue orange was
given me that measured 18 inches in
circumforence, and it was not puiTy or
or overly thick in the rind. The grow
cirs realized about $2.75 por box, and
t,,oso that have been hold back are now
bringing $3. As a rule the best groves
colong to residents. Non-residents got
discouraged last year at 50 cents a box
and quit fortilizing and quit paying a
mAan to look after their property. Con
iequently, you wili see many groves
.hat have been practically abandoned,
iit right alongside you will see a grovC
ml pr'fet, andl vigorousend ition. "An
IratIgo grovo." said SheriIf Watson,
'requires as much uiiring as a baby,
butt it will reward you if you eare fm
it." The clever sh, rIff took mo out t
,ee tho I oyal I l'al In I nursoles that, are
con(lucted I)y Mr. Iteasoier and son.
l'he young man was kind and courte
med and I woidered at his enthu1siasm
As hxe xplainLe(I everyth ing and dis.
:(oursed of the beautiful tropical plants.
and talked botany and floriculture,
anuch of which was all Greek to Ine.
Lie gavo m1e clippinogs of CoIoCe and tea
and rubher 11a( camiphor and cInnamon
md other OxotiCs, andI showed m or
dor's from the norti and west antI from
-Lcross the water. I f I was a young man
I would pursue this bus1ies for one
coeason if for no other. I have observed
thmat, all florists ar'c onthusiasts about
tlheir calling. They lovo it and are
app Loy. Iok at Ar. Ierckians, of
Augusta-whatI a nole, earn'st, man
wo is. .Just lhinkl howtl much ploasilr.
Ais fruits and lloweI's havo given tie'
people, especial 13' the wives and daLugh
'.ers aLI over this Southland of ours.
1Low inltOIsely h s11tudi(s nature an11d
ilow xt.nLesively lie diltiuses k1ow ledge
over' his adopted country ! lie has
cci thbr tioe nor inclination for poli
ties. lIo hankers after no olle, he has
n0 (uarrtes with mtuankitid, but, is hap
cy in communing with n .atur and na
tur'o's Godl. I would rather know what
be knows than to bo learned. In any
other priofession. Husides all this, hor'
ticulturi' is a proli table busin'ess and
lbrings it~s sure rewards. These Reas
oneors began oni a small seatlo and fr'om
year' to year' have on lar'ged thei r lat
anId no1w are Ii n'tmially3 independent.
I looked lin to the de pot at I3mradentown
Lad saw boxes of thteir trees nnd planitis
wvaitLing for the boat, and some of them
.werie miai'ked to) Nebhraska ianttd Al ichi
gan. 'l'htuirt lm is antd ferns anid aca
eias go to llOstoni and( New Yoi'k, where
t-hey ar'o wanted for funerals an td fetes
ad we'dd ings. T1hey enn get, $50 for
the leaves of a sinigle ptlant.
In comn ty with . uidge Cortnwiell II
visitedl Aanatee, which is only three
mileIs from I radleitown and is I Iho old
est toiwn (li Lbhe river. llThe co~unltry
between tu Lwo is LIhick ly settled and
is ot'namnented with or'attge groves anid
date pal mts xnd o1t' tr'opical tr'ees.
A t the beautiful htotmo of Nit'. Adams,
of H ost,, I saw tmor'e beauti ful bit'd
I' an I have ever seen in all my lIfe.
'I te vor'anda was full of cages-largeo
cages, six feet sq uar'e and si x foet ig 1,
and in them bQ htad pirs (of most everty
fancy kind to) be found in the world.
Stt'rnge to) say the'y wet'o a happy faim
ily from the tdnicst linnots to the pare
quets. In othier cages he han r'abbits
and guinea pigs, andl ther'e were doves
and( ( tuailIs and( pilgeons andi phasants
fr'om Southb Atmer'ica andu Hlonolulut and~
the Islos of the sea. llo has been a
great tr..s lor' and has brought tr'eas
mres fr'c .: . ver'y coutry. I never saw
at any E. . such beauttifutl fowls, nor so
manyt) of tlotm as those that, grace his
gr'outnds. Ther'e was only cne thIng
lacking to muake is home comlleto,
and tat was childrieni-litLtle glirls atd
bloys to brighILtn utp . the p'ictur e. Not.
far away fr'om Mlanatco is thb 01(1 eas
tIe, thit uinlg walls of a otnce stately
mansion that was built. of concrete
away back In the -los. Spacious halls
and spacious rooms upi stait's and down,
broad verandas without Ilcoors andi win
dlows without sash, wild or'ango tr'oos
anid palmettos crowd inig the walls and
a w i lderneiss anitost IitmpIenoti-able
umroutnd. Sutroly this must ho the place
where llood wr'oto "'The Hlauntedi
llouse"'-"O'uir all there hung a shad
:1w andl a feari." Mr. IBraden, for whom
the town anid a rivet- is tnamed, lIved In
it liko a princo'tntil the Indians drove
himt ftroml it. Feor a 'ong time lhe and
hiis fain ily', andt his slavyes succossful ly
ueetnded it by Ii ring & rem every wIn
dcov, iut they' carr'tied oIT eotrythIing
lie hadl outsidle, and he was foced to
ttbandon his beautiful and costly home
stead. ilow little do wo know of the
hirave dloods, the sulferi ngs amnd per1I Is
of the pionceors oIf Florida ! if tr-ad I
L~ion is to h)o holieved, ther'e is niot a
eounty or township in all this t'egion,
from, l'ensacol a to Chl 'otte harbor,
that is not conisocrated by the 1)lood (of
.heoeat'ly settler-s. It took thirty mii
hoxis of imoney and twenty thousand
4oldiloxs fIrtst and last to suhan 'n i,t000
I ldians, utndei' the lend of Osecla and
H'it i must leave fair' Iloridau for a
dine and go homte to comufort the 'let
er half of tile fatmily. IL is hard on mis
11d peoplo to have to mrun aftetr the
lidr'on, but it won't lxast mfuchl long
n--our time is almost out, our jour
moys will soon be ended, and we will
lave to trust them to the keeping of a
aront who doeth all things well.
Elow to Cura All 8kln. Diseases.
Simly ppl "WAYNEiS .OQNT.
ET" No internal medicine re
quired. Cures totter, oozoms,.itch, all
eruptions oni the face, hands,.nose, &9.
leaving the skin clear whitoe. abnd
healthy. Its great ibeafing and cura
tive powe are possessed by ho other
remedy. Ask your druggist for
NICHOLAS VAN PATTON,
Was he a Dreamer or a Prophet-A Strange
and Unique Character.
Major Wn. Hoy in The Spartan.
In my short sketch of the early cot
ton manufactures in the up country,
I stated that I would give my recolloo
t'on' of Nicholas Van Patton, who
gave Up cotton manufacturing and
attempted to invent perpetual motion,
working at it about half a century.
Mr. Van Patton came to the shoal on
1Enoreo that now bears his name just
sixty-fiveyears ago. Ho brought capital
with him and had the reputation of
being a trained machinist, and general
report said he had no superior in the
mechanic arts. Before putting his
mochinroy in motion he looked
about. with regard to getting a
helpmate in his affairs and came near
being successful. He had centered
his affections on a handsome young
lady well off, but politics, unfortu
nately for him, sprung up-union and
nullification-and when he thought he
had nothing to do but set the day,
competition sprang up in the person
of a dashing young widower of, QIN
same .f:Ith'wf, , nded, and his
poftics appears to have propondorated
and the widower bore off the prize.
Lie laughed at his own defeat and see
ing his rival in public company he ap
proached him and pointod him out as
he fellow that had three wives and
had cut him out to got the fourth one.
His rival afterwards had the fifth wife.
For sometime to come he appeared
to have discarded all thoughts of mat
rimony and devoted his entire energy
to building up his factories, merchant
mill and saw mill. Carding wool and
spinning all followed in rapid succes
sion. - He actually built a double row
of cottages over a quarter mile. long
for prospective operatives to live in.
Its an old and true saying, Mr. Editor,
to lot well enough alone. Fow men of
his day and time appeared to be so
well advanced on the road to complete
success. H1 appeared all at once to
drop all interest in his machinery and
turned all his attention to discover
perpetual motion and bont all his on
orgy to that end. His numerous im
provements, one by one, went down for
the want of his porsonal atkndanco.
le peddled, or sold his cottages ab
best he could. Some bought them for
Kitchons, lumber or store houses.
Some of them traveled miles. Mr. Van
Patton thought sometimes that tri
umplhant success was almost in sight,
that a bright future wat almost in his
grasp, but lie never realized them.
.Knowing that I was no mechanic,
ho at different times showed me parts
of his machinery that he thought
would lead him to success. One main
moth machine he made. I never saw
anything like it. oi could sot it to
moving and would show different
fom-nis. in one of thoso forms It slight
ly resembled an Oriental saddle and
about double the size. Th is linmmense
%oncorn was made out of pur.- brass
and ats polishod as it it camo from
i(hlliold or London. Tho number of
th ings or joints could bo but described
by the namne of legion. None of these
tbhingb were more than four or live
inches long and it would require close
inspection to sen tho joinls. The bot
ton of it was 11at. The only time it
would appear to assum the shape of
a saddle would be when the side would
fly ulp, the top) of each uldo would be
about the height of a man a little
under medium height. About two
feet from the bottom there wore five
pieces of brass, I will call them
punches not knowing the proper name.
. lhor-o were two in each side. I can't
state their length pirecisely, but they
were fastened to the joints. The five
ends all pointed inwards. When the
machino was standinig in the position
I amt attemp~ting .to describe, the bot
lom ap~peared to be about two focot
widle. IWtght on the bottom lay two
brass balls not attached to any par-t of
the machino.. Their weight wvas said
to he fifty pounds each. TIheir r-ound
ness was said to be perfect. E'ver-y
time tihe machine was put in motion
the punchers were to punch the balls
to the other- side, theoro to meet the
opposi81to pulncheirs and~ be punched
back It was r-epor-tedl that when this
machine r-efused to (1o what he ini
tended, ho took a sledge haimm-r iand
A bout th is time Mir. Van Patton
madle another- advance towai-ds mnatrmi
mony 'and was in a fair way to uieet
with success.. lb selected a lady at
Spartanbui-g weal off and highly r
sp~ected. Nothing Iwas to do but set
tihe day and call on the parson. I Io
mnade hotr aware of his peccunlar-y miat
teors, and that lhe was in debt nine
thousand dollar-s. Ho was doomed to
another- disapplointmoent. lHe then
mnariedo a dlaughter of one of his ten
ants, a clover- woman. She prceded
himt to the tihe gr-ave. Ho evoer aftc
Ward( r-emainoda single. UJnfor-tunately
for- Mir. Van P'atton, when his perpetu
al motion failed, he thought hc could
invent a machine that would make onie
hor-se do the work of twenty. lie
spent year-s at that and failed. Mr.
Van Patton and Dri. J. P'. Hiarro-tt, of
Abbevilie, a bcientist, wero lifetime
fiends. The Doctor- once sent Mr-.
Van Patton a message by me. that
when lie completed his machiue he
claimed that the first use to make of it
was that they were to take ab tip to
the mioon. I dlolvered tihe message to
him in p)ublic. Some of the cr-owd
made light of it. That anger-ed him.
Mr-. Van P'atton, layinug aside his no
tions about perpetual motion, would
rnank high as an intelligent man. Is
thr-oe business trips to lNngland added
much to his information. His third
trip he was in the employ of Genoiral
Green's gran~lchildrecn to put up a
factory near- Nashville, Tenni. He was
siomeotimuos censurtedl for his i-oligious
viows, being called a Univr-sialist, but
he remedlied that biy joining the Bap)
M r. Van Patton was lb native of Now
Yor-k State. lie wais of respectable
par-entage. I have seen a letter that
was written to his father by General
Washington. If lie had been as selfish
as some men ai-e, lie would have puIt
the letter on the mnarket. The late
Hon. Simpson Bobo sa1w t he lette- and
urged him to make a pi-esent of it to
Wolford College. Ho permitted the
letter to go to the College for inspe
tion and it was unlfortumnately lost. He
had resided in dlifer-ent places, Lowell,
Mass., Utica, Now York, and Bot-den
town, Now .Jersoy. At Bor-dontown lhe
became fanmiliar- wIth Josep)h Bona
parte, ox-King of Spain. Hie said that
when the ox-King would wish to go
over to Philadelphia on a shopping
expedition, ho would take twenty
eight carrieges along with him and
had nobody to ride in them but his
daughter ,and, . himself, twonty-aeven
of them being empty with the excep
tion of the drivers. Some of his neigh
bors thought that such yarns as that
had a~ touch of,. Manohausen in them,
but from a half oentury'e acquaintance
with-hita, I think he was perfeotly re
liable de. to anybhing he saw or hohrd.
His sons made flue soldiers in the Con
federate war. One of them was dread
fully wounded. At one time when he
thought that he was on the sure eoad
to success and that unlimited mean
would be at his disposal, he would bu,
up all the lands from his shoal to Eno
roe Jim Anderson's bridge, and moaki
at the head of the shoal 35 feet, whiol
joined to the natural fall 55 feet an<
the volume of water three times a
as strong as it Is at Pelham, using th<
water on both sides of the river severa
times, he would have the greates
manufacturing establishment in th<
world. But all his calculations wor<
doomed to disappointment. Hii
wealthy rqlations at the North offere
to place him in easy circumstances, I
he would go back to the North. H<
made choice of remaining near wher<
the hones of his wife and ohildroe
rested. They gave him some sligh
assbiance, but they should have beer
THE CAUSE OF TEMPERANCE,
A MEMORIAL TO THE LEGISLATURE
The Gospel Temperance Unign is
Rostrict the Dis ti# s and Liquor Sol
-or C .M fina Purposes Only.
The following memorial in regard t
the bill recently introduced in th
General Assembly, looking to th
amendment of the dispensary law s
as to do away with the use of liquor a
a beveragej and the profit feature o
the present system, has been placed o
the desks of the mnibers:
The memorial of the Gospel Tom
perance Union oi South Carolina, re
spectfully presents to the General As
vsmbly of South Carolina that it is ai
organization composed of citizens o
the State, having for its object th,
suppression of the liquor trallc. I
pursuance of this object the executiv<
committee of fihis organizatiun hav
had prepared a bill to amend cortali
sections of the existing dispensar;
law, which Is now before both house
of the General Assembly for your con
These amendments propose to ollin
Inato any profit further than necessar
to enforce the samo; and furthei
aliminato the dispensing of intoxicat
ing liquors as a beverage, so that The
shall be sold only for medicinal,mochan
ical, scientific and sacramental uses.
Tnese amendments represent th<
wishes of the Gospel Temporano
Union of South Carolina and the Chrie
tian sentiment of the State.
We make this appeal for their adop
tion for the reasons following:
I. These amendments are such a
will put the dispensary law in lastin
favor with the best and most law abid
ing people of our State.
11. The law, as amended, will hav
the hearty support in its onforcemen
of the conscientious citizens and lover
111. It will allay the discontento,
prohibitionists and others If intoxicat
ing liquors are no longer sold as i
beverage, as there are many whc
think the State has no right to sell II
as a boverage.
I V. If such amendments ar. adopted
its will unite the good people Of the
State in giving t'ier moral support tr
tho enforcement of the law, the illici
sales will necessarily be decreased,
Such changes will in no wise afTect th<
provisions of the act regarding Its on
torcement, all such provisions remain
iug in full eYect.
V. 'The sale of liquors will then b
much or more under the control of the
State than it could possibly be other
wise, inasmuch as good or better mei
could be secured to act as ollicers I
the dispensary, and no church coul
refuse to keep a member In good stand
log who held such an oclico, which il
not the case now.
V[. As the act now stands we find
the State with a law under which mi
consistent church member can accept
an oflico, and an institution of th<
State upon01 which he can not invokt
VII. The law, in its present shape,
Is particularly objectionable because
it provides that the State shall dc
that which the church has said cannot
be done wit hout sin.
VIlI. It humiliates, debases and de
stroys puLblic conscience in receiving
for edouation hush-mlioney-thme price
of the etern~al ruia0 of inmmortal souls:
such money as the Scribes and Pharia
sees who purchased the Saviour's
blood refused to receive when return
Cod to them by Judas 1scariot,
IX. It is further objectionable be
cause it gives the gloss of resp~ectabili
ty to a traflie that undormiines society,
demoralizes its victimns, impoverishes
its citizens and becomnes resp~onsile
for a great majority of the crimos and
the constant infraction of the laws of
X. The sale of intoxicating liquore
as a beverago, by individuals or by the
State, never being right, no g(:Jxl mar
can consistently do other' than p'rotest
against any legal approval of the same.
X I. TIhe dis.pensary law makes every
citizen a stockholder, sharing in the
prolits if there ha any, and in the lia
bilities, which are certain. See Hiab
akkuk 2:12, 15, "' Woe to himi that
givet~h his neighbor drink, that p~ut
toth thy bottle to himi, and muakoth
huim dIrunkon also. Woe to hium that
buildet~h a town with blood and estab
lisheth a city by iniquity." This be
lng true, the State has covered with
shame all of her citizens, instead of
protecting them fromt such dishonor as
a true mother would her children.
Xil. The pr sent, law antagonizet
the church, and good society, makem
criminals and law-breakers of her citi
zons, as no man filled with liquor is
any longer a law-abiding citizon, but
Is a fit subject for arrest for drunken
ness, if not for disorderly conduct, and
for crimes he is very liahle to commit.
XIII. These amend m&,nts suggested
are not political or' partlsan ini thoir
nature; they are the doemandls made by
the great Christian church of our
State, which can not be silent without
sin, andl whiich, in the name of her
communicants andl by her Gospel Tem
erance Union appeals for deliverance
from the unholy alliance into which
she, as a part of 1,he State's citizonship,
has beon forced to participate.
XIV. This app~eal Is also made by
the Gospel Temperance Union in tho
name of the 4100 ministers of the gospel
who have written the executive com
nittoo that it Is their wish to have
said amendments made(1 to the present,
XV. Lastly, gentlemen, we urge
i pon you In the name of our God andl
four fallon and helpless brothers
rictimized by strong drink,with brokon
vills, unable to take advantage of a
Kooley oua'e,'anxlous to be delivered ;
Ind then we invoke you, in the name
their broken-hearted and impoverish
3d famillos1 to grant our appeal, thus
removing 'the most prolific sources of
misery and erime and the gt'entest
hindranca to the pr'~.gress of the cause
of Christ," doing what we thin.c is
right, and falling to do which would
be wrong, and forever tarnish the
good name of our Stato and ix Pr
haps forever, the greatest. imaginb~
eurso with the divine sentence 01
"woes" upon the citizens thereof.
D. L. BoozER, President.
T. 3. LA MOTTEm, Secretary.
"The Common Peoplo,"
y As Abraham Lincoln called them, do
- not care to argue al0ont their alli( nts.
3 What they want is a Luudiutuu that
i will cure them. The simple, honest
1 statomont, "I know that Hood's
9 a-ir-saparilla cure-d me," is the best
3 airgument in favor of this medicine,
I and this is what many thousands
t voluntarily say.
Our peoplo are growing more and
more in the habit of loking to Dr. M0.
Norton for the latest and best of every
thing in the drug line. le sells Chat
berlain's Cough Remedy, famous for
3Its eurosof bad colds, croup and whoop-,
ing cough. When in need of such a
medicincogivo this remedy a trial and
you will be more than pleased with
-Two brothers named Hart wgg
arrested for bouncing a fa As
the judge ne.ntoneed t1I - I vo years
apiece aI sai t atIba'o his mind that
tktuimgg ia ago, " Two souls with
but a sing.v I lought; two Harts that
U beat as one."
-It is said that there are two words,
o and two only, In our language, which
u contain all the vowels in their order.
n They are-" abstoimiously " and "face
s -Thore is a time in cvory man's life
f whon he thinks there is nothing sweet
s or under the sun than sCJUom body's
-By not doing without the things
we don't need, wo sometimes have to
do without the things vliat we do need.
--There arr Itwo classes of peuiole in
3 this world-those who maku fouls of
a themsolves and those whodon't need to.
L -One of the latest inventions is a
a thro-cornered nail that will drive
casily, and will not split the wood.
Epilepsy 20 Years.
v Cured by Dr. Miles' Nervine.
r A few yoIrs ago, Mr. L. W. Gallaher, was
an exteisivo, successful expert manu
facturer of lumber products. Attacked with
epilepsy, lie was obliged to give up his bus!
iess. The attacks camo upon hun most In
3 opportunely. Oi time falling from a carri
ago, at atother down stairs, aind often In the
street. Oncl he fell down a shaft, in the
mill, his injuries nearly proving fatal. Mr.
Gallaher writes f rom Milwaukee, Feb. 10.'5.
"There are none more miserable than epi
leptics. For 20 years I suffered with epilep
tic fits, having as high as flvo in one night. I
- tried any number of physicians, paying to
one alone, a fee of G00 and havo done
3 little for years biut search for something to
3 help me, and have taken all thme loading
- r medlies, but, received no benefit. A year ago
my son, Ulhas. S. Gallaher, druggist at 191
1 Reed St., MIlwaukee, gave me D~r. Miles'
I Restorative Nervino, and I tried It with
- ;atifying results. Have had but two fits
* ao I began taking it. I am better now in
every wvay than I have been in 20 years."
[ D~r. Miles' Remedula care. old by driuggists
on a positive guaira:t co t hat the first .ottio
will buenefit or price~ refun~ded. Hlookc on the
llcart, an Norves, free. Addrless,
Dr. Miles Medical Co., Ellkhart, Ind.
Dr. Miles' Reme a Restore Heoalh
A $25 Cooking Stove
Wrra A courrXUTU OUrWrr 10n
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 oven; 18
inch fire box, 24 inches high; 21x25
inch topj nice smooth casting. I
have had this stove made for my
trade, after my own idea, combining
all the good points of all mediuvm
priced stoves, and leaving out the
Beyond all doubt the best No. 8'
Cooking 8tove made, for the price.
Fitted with 2 pots, 2 pot covers, 2
skellets, 2 griddles, S baking pans
8 joInts of pipe,,1 elbow, 1 collar, i
lif ter, 1 scraper, 1 cake polish, 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
peoplo, and to renew our acquaint
ance wIth old friends.
We will ship this splendid Cooking
Stove and the above described ware
to any depot, all freight charges
paid, for only $i2OO when 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 maile4
free. Address .
L&- F. P..2 l.ITT,
848 BROAD Sramar, AUSUSTA, GA.
ARlE vOU SATISPIEgy?
Is any be.dy saIisfied? Ves-- some people
a good imany of 'em--those who bhy from
- s, for inance. we have the knasckeo pieas
lng them~g, anid there's no troubl~e about it,
either; no troule to them,, nmone to us.
AUGUSTA LUMI3eg CO.,
DOORS, SASH, BL.NDS, LUMBF3R, &c.
" Buy of the Maker." AUGUSTA, CA.
Tbr' When Ac t II ik slouider i n
two - Just ak youi t:,o e u
$trial order-and'then, our business
Hou n ethods and thd quality of our
000RS, SASH, BLiNDS, LUMBBR, &c.
PIEDMONT AIR LINE.
Condensed Schedule of Passenger Trains.
.Ves. IFt M o No
Northbound. No.38 No 3 *
Jan. 5, 1 896. Daily [Dally Daily E Sun
Ly. Atlanta,C. T. 1200n 1115 p 7 bO a 43p
e Atliaga,E.T. 100 p 1213 a S50a 686p
;A 'ro.s.............. 1256a 938a 628p
Be Iuford ................... 1016a 708p
S(Gainsyillo.. 225p 201a 104a 743p
Lula.................. 2 23 a 11 o4 ak 12 p
40 Corn'olla ........ ........ 11 26 a .
" it. Airy..... ........ 260 a il3o a .. -
Tuccoa............. 815 a 113a .
Wostmliutor ........ 3 50 a 127 p.
" neneca............... 4074 124.p.
c Contral,....... f 45 p 4 33 a 120 p ...
" Greenvillo ... 5801) 619a 2 10 p ...
" Spartanburg. 6 18 p 6 18 a 3 22 p .
' (laintoys .......... 63 t 4 101 p.
lilacksbrg 068p ?0 a 4301p.
King's M:......... 732a 50 Wp .......
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12anvio. 12 00a 1 L pi ..
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Ar. Wahiington . 6 42 a 1) 40 p
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Southbound. No. 37 Nu.3J No. 11 iKo.1
Daily Daily 'nily E sun
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' Washington. 10 43 p 11 15 a ...........
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Ly. Danville...... 660a P 100a.
i Charlotte .... 9 85 a 66p 12Qp.
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Suatilnoys..... ........1223a 2 top
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" o reenvillo.... 12 28 p 150 a 4 40 p.
Central ...... 116 4a t.
S Senuon..............30 a905p
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Cornolia................ 45 .
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, liuford....................S07p 748a
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No1. 37 and 38-Washingto2 and 2outwestr
Vestibule Limited. Through Pullman sleepers
between N~w York and New Orleat h, via Waab.
Ingbon, Atlanta anti M*on tgomery, and also be.
Swoon New York aud Munapbiv, via Vashjngtojj,
Atlanta and Ilirnoingharn. J)liIng care.
Mos. S& and 38-United Sta! oe Fast mail. pull.
man slleinig care between Atlas .ta, Now ()r.
loans and New York.
Nos. 11 and 12. Pullman aleepin4 aar between
Richhmond, Danville and Graenb G72
W. H. GREEN, J. ll. CULP,
Gen'1 Supt., Traffico M'g'r,
Washington, D. 0. Was.li.igton, D. f
W. B. RYDER. Superintendent, C)harlote
Not 0aoin a 1-3 p93
W. A. TURK, S. H. HARDWICK
Gen.l Pass. Ag- As-h t f.a hl Pw. At
Washington, Mm.p0. Atiaht ,
SOUTHERN RAILWAY %^J
No8-and 30--Unitced t IsFsti. Pun.
Lma oopn car.b.twee.A.. ..taNoO
loan a N Yor.n. . .2a
Nos. i1 ad 1..Fu..man.....p .. car betee
Richond Davlle and Greens08
Gen'l1o Sut. Tafl M'dr
Washington, D.00 Atldte
JaV~tANUARY; 5:.., 186
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(Vstbe Iite)a aothond,10 a.ternn.
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ras bened byoiloTh r MknOurs anr
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Yea mr. It sots tholutel pure Maes the
ski sft a vlhety Jri 0 andretrsheos m.
lex oIs a uxury forte ah fortinfat.
, MR.~. WINSOW'