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Mr. Sherman was in his oico look
ing over the morning mail, when the
door opened, and Ashton, the head
clerk, looked in.
"Stanley went home sick yestor
lay," he said " and his folks have just
sent word thatho's down with typhoid.
Don't know what in the world we are
going to (1o without him. Worst time
in the whole year he could have taken
to be off, and not another young fellow
worth a picayuno in thisgid-for
nothing little town."
"'That all ?" asked Mr. Shor.man,
with a shrug of his shoulders. " Busi
ness is riatler driving, I admit, blut I
hardly think the whole establish
mont will have to shut down because
one of the junior 'clurks is ogf duty.
We shlall malnalge .somehow, Ashtonj ;
wo always have. Ah--good-morn
Some one elso had appeared at the
opon door, a young mal of perhaps
twenty-two or three, though he ))ight
easily have been taken to be ten or
even fifteen years older, he looked so
utterly worn and helpless.
"I just stopped in to inquiro if you
needed any help," he said.
Mr. Sherman and Ashton involun
tarily exchanged glances, ther looked
at the inquircr, who stood waiting a
reply, inl an apathetic way, apparently
not expecting a favorable answer.
"Are you a good accountant, and pen
man ?" asked M r Shermian.
" I write a plain hand, and I am said
to be very quick at figures."
Some other quebtions were asked
and answered satisfactorily.
We have a it uporary vacancy
through tile sickn s of the junior
clerk. You are probably looking for
Ia m11or IIcrILiv'e )osi In," said Mr.
"I am looking for work," was the
reply. " Half a loaf is botter than no
bread. If you will try me, i. will do
my best to satisfy you."
Tle result was that an hour later
he was busily at work hi the sick
"I cannot i magine what we should
have done if Hlendersonl had not come
along," Ashton reimarked to Mr. Sher
man a woek or two later. " And he is
worth a dozen of Stanley. He's the
best worker we have, and you can de
pond on him every time."
" We shall not be obliged to shut
down, then on account of Stanley's
sickness? I believe I told you we
should probably manage in some way,"
replied Mr. Shei:man, with a smile.
" As you say, Henderson is doing well.
I am much pleased with him myself."
Time passeI swiftly, and the weeks
grew into months.
Stanley was back again, bnt Hender
son had maide a place for himself.
"' Worth more than all the rest put
together." Ashton often tatfd. "Never
had anybody take hol so before and
be so tnoroughly reli blo. But I'm
free to confess I don' want anything
to do with him out of business hours.
It is well I don't, for you can't get him
to Stir from that little 10x12 -rooI at
Mrs. Dole's on any pretext. Why on
carth doesn't he go round and have a
Ashton fairly growled in his vexa
tion. Mr. Sherman looked troubled.
le, too, had tried to make it pleasant
for Henderson. le had taken a strong
liking to him, and his faithfulness in
business had won his respect.
He invited him to his home, and
tried to have him become acquainted
with some young peop)le of his own
ago, but to all, invitations Henderson
. replied politely, but firmly, in the
Five years passed, and, impossible
as it may seem, Henderson had not an
acquaintance in town, except those
he had made at his boarding place and
among his business associates, and
these found him utterly inaccessible:
save with regard to business mattem's,
Mr. Sherman's only son, R~oy, had
taken an unaccountable fancy to his
father's grave clerk. Two people1
could hardly be more unlike than they.
Roy wasI a pleasure-loving youth, with
neither taste nor inclination for busi
nous of any sort. One would never'
think of his caring to consort with
one who seemed to have no other' aim
in life than business ; bu' ',i' once lie
"Bother it all, Henderson," lie said
imp)atiently one dlay, when for the hun
dredth time his invitation to join sonic
frolic was refused, "'you may be as
high and mighty as you please, but I
wvill have my way yet. I never p)0r
sisted in any .in g Sc) before. The Pater
is quite encour'agedl. Ie says I have
got some stamina, after all, 'Whether
1 have or niot. I've taken a fancy to
you.. anIu I want you for my fricud.
'm not going to give up until you
"'I am your friend now,"' replieid
:lender'sonm, w ith moro feeling than lie
had over shown before.
"IThen come ump t,) the house to
night, Ii ke a good fellow."
"'I can't, Sherman, truly I can't,,
now, but perhaps I will soimetimio."'
With that, which was mom i oeneoura'ige
mont than he had ever' had before.
Roy was compelled to be content.
It was not long af ter this that a change
In -Henderson was ap~parent to even
the most casual obser'ver.
"lHe grew ter, yoars younger in one
night," Ashton aflirmeod. "'I abould
hardly know that he was the same fel
.kow, and I actually saw him at the con
cort last night. T hope he won't go
and lose his head, and be good forn
nothing at business 1"
"' Ashton," said Mr. Sherman, laugh
Ingly, " was there ever a time when
you weren't worried about something '
1-ore you have b~een fretting because
Henderson was so gloomy and wouldn't
go anywhere, and now that he ii
b)rig htoning upl you are fretting 0n
that. Do be satisfIed for' once, and not
" Well, ycou know yourself, Mr. Shor
man, that folks are very aplt to go fron
ono extreme to the other."
"No, I don't, not wvhen one has
good leveJlihead like Uenderson. Sc
chcr' up: ou r righ t hand Isn't goling
to fail us, take my wvordc for it."
Soon after thi4 R~oy elebrated hI
$wonty-lllret birthday, and Hondersor
S. (, AT ES.....
for the flrst time accepted an invita
tion to Mr. Sherman's house. Roy's
dolight was unbounded.
"You take to it as naturally as a
duck does to water," he whispered
exultingly once during the evening.
" What on earth has possessed you to
make a hermit of yourself all these
years ? Never mind, though; now
you have come out of yoir shell we
will do our best to make up for lost
And so they -seemed likely to do,
for Henderson becamo very popular at
once, but it was noticed by all that Roy
Sherman was the only one with whom
he was really intimate.
.toy, on coming of age, had taken
his placO in his father's establishment,
though no one appoared to think lie
would evr amount to much there.
As he particularly disliked being
tied down, his father employed, him
chielly to travel for the firm.
It was during one of his absences,
as Henderson was in the ollice talking
with Mr. Sherman, that a stranger
entered. The instant Henderson saw
him his face became fairly livid, and
quickly turning, he stelpped into the
- Mr. Sherman could not but notice
it, and the stranger looked puzzled,
but, introducing himself. made known
his business, though It was evident
that, even while talking of *other
things, he was trying to recall some
half-forgotten fact to mind.
" May I ask your clerk's name ?"
he said as he rose to go. " lie seems
familiar to me, yet I do not seem able
to place1 him."
" Arthur Henderson," answered Mr.
" Ah ! I do not recollect anyone by
that name; a mistaken resemblance
proliably. Good-morning !"
Mr. Sherman felt decidedly per
plexed. He was convinced that it was
not a mistaken resemblance; there had
been not doubt on Henderson's face.
He was thinking the matter over in
a troubled way when Henderson caine
"1 should like a private conversa
'ion with you at once," he said, and
Mr. Sherman was struck with the
chiange in him. He seemed to have
grown twenty years older in that brief
" Did the-gentleman who was here
speak of me ?" he queried anxiously.
"Only to say that, at first, he
thought your face seemed familiar, but
h'b could not recall any one by your
Henderson's face grew paler, if pos
sible. lIlo tried to speak, but the
words would not vomo for several mo
.1 prefer to tell you myself what he
knows of me, though I had hoped and
prayed that yinineed never know it,"
he said at length.
" When I was a young follow, about
your son's ago, I went to the city of D.,
and entered the employ of this gentle
man's elder brother.
"I was fr'm the country. My nearest
living relative, a maiden aunt, had
brought me up in the strictest way
possible. . It was hardly moro than
natural that, with none to restrict me,
I should be disposed to taste some
hitherto forbidden pleasures.
"' I fell in with a rather fast set, and
c'ty life bewitched me. I went often
to the theatre, and I learned to play
cards. Unfortunately I was quite
successful at first, and my companions
declared I must have been born under
a lucky star.
"I began to think that I could make
my fortune at once, if -only I had a.
little ready money. Of course my
salary was small, and I was using it
up about as fast as I dlrew It,'and then
$500) belonging to my employer fell
iato my hands while lie wvas away.
"'.1t went through my mind, like a
hlash, if only that was mine, 1 could
double it, treble it, perhaps, in one
night !Then camoe the suggestion to
borrow it ; what harm could there be?
I would r'epaiy in the morning, and no
one need over' know.
"'If you have never been temp~ted
that way, you cann know nothing about
it. I 'borrowed' it, and lost every-cent
I had that niight.
"I cannot tell you how horrified I
was. It seemed to me that I should
lose my reasoni at first, but, thank
God, I had manliness enough to con
" I suppose08 that my employer was
kind. Uc took no steps) against me,
but lie discharged me with no recoin
" Of course, I could not get work In
D)., so I wecnt elsewhere. Twice they
found( and recognized me. I wanted
to b~e hionest, I was truly sorry for my
sin ; but when 1 came to you I was
about dIiscouraged. If you had turned
mie away, L. think I should have'given
uip andt gonio to the dogs.
"' liut you took me, and I vowed to
serve you~ faith fully, and allow myself
no pileasurie of any sort until I had paid
prinipal and interest of my indebted
I kep1t that vowv. When the last
cent wais paid, I fancied that I was free
no0w to go in and out among my fellow
muon as one of them. But I was mis
taken ; that de'cadful cloud will over
shaidow moe ial1 my days. I cannot get
out from1 unidc" it. I. shall regret to
leave you, but now that you know all
you probabtlly will not care to have me
Hender'soni onded with a dry sob,
more ttochinig than a flood of tears.
There wats silence for soveral moments;
then Mir. Sherman spoke :
" i will tin as I shoul want anyone
to (d0 by my son," he said, huskily.
"We will goi on as we have. This
shall be between us only, and I will
endeavor to forget it. You have been
strickly honest since you have been
here. I havts no reason to think you
will not continfue to he. I wish I could
say something to help you, Hoendor
Mr. Sherman streteced out his hand,
Henderson lookced uil.
"' You have done anll that anyone
could do,'' he said, brokenly. I can
nOt thank you, but I wvill serve you
T he stranger came back befora night
fall. Hie had recalled Mr. Henderson,
ho said, though he had known him
formerly as Henry Archer. ' -
" Yes," Mr. Sherman said coldly,
I ani fully acquainted with that
)ortion of Mr. Hionderson's life. Thern
is no necessity of opening the subject."
That was all. Everything ap
parently went on as bufore, only Hon
derson knew that there wa's a dif
Mr. Sherman was kindness itself
but he folt that ho did not quito like
to have him at his house as before,
and Henderson began to fancy that
he kept a closer watch over every
" He need not fear," Henderson
thought bitterly. "I would not take
one penny from him."
le gave up everything ; he grew
thin and pale, and aged rapidly.
"If there is any such thing as a
broken heart I should say that follow
had one sure," Ashton said one day,
as he watched him at work. " I'm no
baby, but, I'm blest if I don't feel like
one when he is 'rouud now."
Mr. Sherman made no reply.
Meanwhile Roy came and wenr In
his usual way, . but outsiders oyere
beginning to whisper that young Shor
man was, sowing a plentiful crop of wild
Henderson watched him closely, and
now and then made some trivial ex
cuse, and went off on a trip himself.
Le could see that Mr. Sherman was
troubled in mind over those journeys.
J was sure that he trusted him less
I less. It hurt him to the quick,
Lit he said nothing.
One day, while Hloy was away, Mr.
Sherman was looking the mail over.
le opened a letter, read It, looked over
at Henderson, took up the letter again,
" k do not quite understand this.
Graves writes me that he has sent a
cheque for that last consignment. I
do not remember receiving it, do you ?"
hunderson's face was colorless, but
he looked Mr. Sherman squarely in
" I have seen no cheque from theim,"
he said. And Mr. Sherman wished
vaguely that he had not spoken.
Still, whore was tlhe missing cheque?
Henderson left town that night on
one of his mysterious journeys. le
Look the express for J., went at once
to one of the best hotels, and inquired
for M r. Royal Sherman.
Yes, he was registered there, but
was out now. Henderson took a room,
and then went out himself.
He went from one place to another,
apparently knowing from past experi
ence where to go, but it was after
midnight before he found the object of
his search in a gambling saloon.
. "Come with me, Roy, I have some
thing to tell you," he said.
Roy, after one look at Henderson's
haggard face, obeyed.
"'Anything wrong at home?" he
" No, not now, and please God, there
shall not be," was the reply.
The two went out into the pouring
rain, Roy noticing for the first time
that his companion was drenched with
the rain, but partly from a sense of
dread, and partly from vexation he
made no comment.
Silently they nade their way to the
hotel, to the room Henderson had
taken. Then Roy spoke.
" I should like to know how much
longer you are going to keep this up 1"
Ie said. "I am about tired of your
dogging my steps."
" I shall keep it up until I have
saved you," was the reply. "Oh, Roy,
think of your father, think of your
God. Think of your life before you,
and all its possibilities. Think what
you can make it, and stop before it is
too late! I was once just where you
are now. I thought I could miake my
fortune without having to drudge for
it. I sinned-just as you are tempted
to sin now-and it has ruined my life.
I have repented, oh, so bitterly ! I
have douje all in my power to make
restitutan. hut 1 cannot remove the
staiui.. My sin follows me,. and will
follew me to my grave. But if I can
save you I will die content. Oh, Roy,
I have loved you so ! Be warned by,
me. Rcmnembler, you can repent, but
you can never undo it siun, never-. For
your father's sake, your mother's your
Goed's, I praLy you stop) where you are !"
All time impmlatience, recklessness and
hardness died out of Roy's face as Hoen
derson spoke. lieo(droppledl his head
on the table as he ended, and sobbed
like a child.
"'1 don't know what madoe c(1 it,
Uenderson. I have been wretched
ever' since I took that cheque. I don't
know how I got to this. I had lost
heavily. I thought luck would turn.
But, God helping me, I will be true as
steel the rest of my days !"
"lHo will help you, andl I shall die
happy," said Honderson.
'rho exposure and strain had been
too much for Henderson. Before
morning lie was dangerously ill, and two
days later he died.
Mr. Sherman and Roy were both
" You were good to me, and I've
triedl to be faithful," Ihenderson said to
"You have been more than faith ful
--you shall be likec my own son hence
forth," was the reply, ".1I can never
reOpayvyou for what you have done for
"You have baved mec. Wilth God's
blessing, I shall nover- forget your.
lesson, and I will try to help others
who are tempted as you have helped
me," whispered Roy, just at the last.
Hlendlerson smiled( gratefully, turnedI
his face to the wall and slept. Ilis
wvork was ended.
-A correspondent of the Boston H1cr
ald reports the failure of a large num
ber of Russian and P'olish Jews In an
attempt to establish a farnming colony
in the CJhesterfield valley, twelve miles
wecst of Norwichi, Conn. A bout, three
or four year-s ago they bought with
part of the Baron Hirsch fund forty or
fifty large farms, with old-fashioned,
ramnbling farm-houses. Not long ago
they hold a meeting and almost de
cided to abandon their plan. But a
rich and entorpising merchant hear
ing of their difliculties, secur-ed them
some "swcat-shou'',work foi New York
clothing and h-at'mtufactuirers. T1hey
have bought sewing machineas, which
now ranl sixtcon hours a daiy. Some of
them have boumg ht h,nes and 1)edd1lers'
carts, by the aid of which they have
drivon the old-time Yankee tin-p-xi lor
out 01 iMmatern Connectimut.
SOUTH CAROLINA AT CHICAGO,
BII3GHT PROSPCOTS FOft A
A Full At tendance of't he1Comm II Ission
ers in Coliumibla-iThe Counties As
sessed According to Taxable Prop
''The various county commissioners
for the Southern States Exposition to
be held at Chicago, met on the 6th
inst. in the Senate chamber, Governor
Iyvans presiding. Thu reports of the
commissionors was, on the whole, very
satisfactory and they all seemed on
couragad and will go home to work
with vim and earnestness. Tht, fol
lowing delegatos were in attendance:
' Abbeville, A. J. Sproles; Aiken, H.
J. Ray: Anderson, R. S. Ligon ; Barn
well, J. F. Folk ; Beaufort, W. H.
Lockwood; Berkeley. J. B. Morrison;
Charleston, Gco. 11. Tucker ; Chebter,
It. A. Love; Colieton, 13. 1-. Padgett 1
Darlington, W. '. James; E1:lgcield;
Geo. 43. Lako; Fairfiold, J. E. Co ti
Gcorgotown, W. D. Morgan: (riieon
ville, A. 11. Deun Horry, B. i. King ;
iRorshaw, C. J, Aannon ; Lancaster,
Leroy Springs Laurens, 1". M. Cain :
Marion, 1-. 1-1. Gasque ; Marlboro, T.
11. Gibson ; Newberry, E. 11. Aull :
Oconee, L. W. Jordon; Orangeburg, 13.
14. Moss ; l'ickens, J. E. Boggs ; tich
land, W. Mll. Sloan and W. A. Clark:
Sumter. H. 1. Manning; Union, .1. A.
Fant ; Williamsburg, F. Barren Grier;
York, W. B. Moore.
The meeting was called to order by
Gov. Evans, Mr. E. H. Aull being sec
Lexington had no representative,
but Senator Elird was appointed. Hie
was not present, however.
Gov. Evans stated that prospccts
were bright and to see this gathering
was reassuring. The first thing was
to devise ways and means of getting
money or exhibits. The State still had
the Atlanta exhibit which would be a
nucleus for an exhibit. The idea was
to assess each county according to its
wealth and population. The amount
needed was $10,000 and some plans
should be devised to get it.
Mr. Roche stated he had gone over
the Comptroller's hooks and found the
exact valuatior of property and popula
tion and had made out a statement of
what each county would be expccted
Mr. Boggs moved that an assessment
be made on each county in pi oportion
to wealth and pouulation.
Mr. Moore said that the greatest in
torest would come from manufactur
ing centers and some counties with
large assessable property had no man
ufacturing enterprises and might not
be as much interested as others.
MJr. Boggs thought that the best
standard- was his plan of assessment.
It would not be binding and would
simply be a moral obligation.
A number of delegates spoke of the
prospects of raising the amount as
Njajor Lockwood of Beaufort said
that a large part of the inhabitants of
his county woro colored people, but he
would do all in his power to raise the
Mr. Sproles said that while he would
not plede Abbeville, yet he did not
think there was any doubt about the
ability to raise the assessment.
Mr. Moore suggested that it would
be a good idea to make some definito
proportionate assessment on the dif
forent mills or other manufactorics and
see if they would not contribute.
Mr. Boggs, while favoring the gen
eral idlea, thought it would be best to
start with individuals and work from
them up. He -intended to appoint
agents in every precinct in his county
and he would get fifty cents out of each
one of them anyway. (Laughter.)
Mr. Dean, of'Greenville. thought Mr.
Roche's plan feasible Trho matter of
details could be arranged by each comn
mittee. Greenville was willing to
come up with her share.
Mr. rTucker' of Charleston franklyi
stated that he (lid not bclicvo $i,200,|
Charleston's amount, coul d ho raised
in the city. As far as phosphate man
ufacturers arc concei'ned he did not
see where they would ho hoinoiitted,
nor could he see much good that Char
loston could get out of it. Manufac
turers in this Sta'to would not want to
make exhibits, because they were
satisfied with a good thing and did not
desire to invite further comp~etition.
At any rate he would not undertake to
pledge Charleston for $1,200.
Mr. Ligon of Anderson thought the
assessments wore small enough. T1he
small sum of $10,000 spent in advertis
Ing the State would pay better than
anything else. Anderson is assessed
at $384 and in proportion it was no
more than Charleston's $1,200. He
felt certain Anderson would raise her
proportion. What was $1,200 to Char
leston ? .A mere pittance. We w ant
more patriotism and push. HeI was
sorry to hear Mr. Tucker talk so dis
couragingly The great city of Char
leston ought easily to raise that amount.
When we went to the World Fair he
hung his head in shanmo at soeing
amagni ficent ox hibits from the frozen
Northweettorn States, yet there was
none fromn his own State. We should
get enthusiasm and p~ush.
Mr. Ray of Aiken said he camne hero
to got enthusiasm and not the blues.
As far as Alkon is concerned ho felt
certain her proportion would he raised.
in this Governor Evans acquisced.
The following ar'e the amounts enx
Itected from each county : Abbeville,
$405 ; -Alk en, $349) ; Anderson, $:0l8:
Barnwoli, $373 ; Beaufort, $21 I ; Herke
ley, $302; Charleston, $i.200 ; Chester,
$223 ; Chesterfield, $91 ; Clarendon,
$157 ; Colleton, $251 ; D)arlington, $2!l
Edgefleld and Saluda, $305 : lFairliold,
$211; Fleroee, $215; Georgetown, el 19:
Greenville, $470; H ampton, $129: Hiarry,
$911 ; Ker'shaw, $150 ; Lancaster, $131:
Laurons, $2:39 ; Lexington, $l09
Marion, $249; Mar'lboro, $149; Newber
ry, $298; Oconee, $153: O)rangeburg,
$410 ; Picekons, $125; lRichlaind, $113:
Spartanburg, $643 ; Sumter, $377
Union $195 ; W illiamsb~urg, $155;
Most, of Vhose present expressedl the
hope that the respective amoiunts
coalIl be raised, while others werein
absolutely confident of it. f. 9. Tucnker
wvould not prlomnise more thain 6 ;50 for
Charleston. Mr. Coanm (lidn't speaik
very favorably of the prIospec'ts5 In
F'air'fleld Mr. Morgan prIomfised at
least $150 from Georgetown. IHorry
promised at least $150. Williams
burg promised $100 instead of $155 as
Mr. Hocho stated that the kind of
exhibit depended very much on the
amount of money. It was posiblo to
make a creditable exhibit on seven or
bight thousand dollars, but of course,
it would not be as good as a $10,000
show. As to the time the money was
needed now is the golden 0l))o'tunilty.
Funds should be collected and sent to
the treasurer at once. Nothing can
be done until money is obtained.
As to the scope of the exhibit it was
intended to include the entire resources
of the State manufactures, agricul
turo and otherwise. Already seven
Southern States have applied for space
for exhibits. All the raiilroads have
promised to un.ite with the States in
making an exhibit or they will have
sepa'atu exhibits of their own. There
is to be a meeting in Atlauta to decide
the details of rates, etc.
His idea was that a list of all our
waterpowers, available lands and
mines should be gotten up in an at
tractive- manner for distribution. lie
thought the commissioners should look
after this featuro especially A f ter
some (iSCussion it was agreed that all
ioneys collected should be sent to Mr.
W. A, Clark by May 20.
Mr. Polk introduced a resolution'
thanking the railroads for passes.
Gov. Evanis then made a short, prac
tical talk. H1e said that lie had found
cotton i unufacturers somewhat, averls
to making an exhibit because it might
induce competition, btit he thought
they would do so when they ilearly
understood that the exhibits were in
tended to open up to them the Western
Ile said that South Carolina 'was
su)erior to Georgia in cotton manu
facturing and in banking capital but
outsiders did not know this because
we didn't advertise like Georgians. I
We should let the world know what
we have and should let the Western
p1eople understand that in Charleston
we have one of the finest ports on the
coast. Charleston has too long sat
quietly by and let Savannah, Atlanta
and other Georgia cities take away
her business. She should be up and
doing. Ho believed Charleston would 8
raise $1,200. She was the richest city 8
in the South and all she wanted was
to let Lbo world know her advantages.
Mr. Tucker thanked Governor Evans
for his kind words and said Charleston
stood ready to stand In with the rest of
the State. All she wanted was her
There was considcrable discussion as
to the advisability of getting up a
pamphlet for distribution eat Chicago 8
containing a list of the water powers,
lands for sale, etc., at sm1all advortis
Ing fee to be charged. The whol - mat
ter was left in the hands of the inanco
committee. This committee was also
Instructed to employ Mr. Itocho as
commissioner and pay him a fair
A Gim. DYING F'IOI CIGAlurTES.
-Minnie McCo1klc, daughter of a far
ier living iiear New liutfao, Berrian
Count.y, Mich., Is reported to be dying
of cigarette smok ing. Sho contracted
the hiabit from a brother who went to
an early grave as the resultof narcotic
poisoning. Miss McCorklo cries pite
ously in hor delirium to be permitted
to 81mokm just onoemore cigarette, seol
ingly finding relief in the influenco
which the wo lils upon her. She
was considered handsome, but the
bloom of beauty has given way to the
ravages of a ( isease which has destroy
ed her reason and reduced her body to
a mere skeleton. It is stated that she
smoked an average of live boxcs of
cigarettes daily. Her condition Is
now pitiable, death appaaontly being
the inevitable end of her intense suf
ferings. Her brother, who was an In
veterate smokoer, died a raving maniac.
Miss McCorkle has been a slave to the
habit for nearly two years. Her un
governable1 man ia has Ii nally brought
her to the brinuk of eternity.
A DiscovitY A ioU'r COLtN.-T1hcre
is a conifliction of opinion amon g certain
farmers in rega~rd the advisability of
re-p)laniting corni. In the writer's ex
perience there is an imp)ortance and
value attached to same which from
personai cxplerimelnts malIde are novel
and worthy of mention. We have al
ways considered re-planting of corn of
so much consequeuce that irrespiec
tivo of the necessity the following plan
waLs adopted, after cx perimeentinmg and
being satislied with successful results:
Two or three weeks after planting
of crop and the stand an assuredl fact,
a hill is planted1 In every lifteenth row
each way, equalizing the distance andl~
number of hills according to the length
of field cor cut.
If the weather' should priovo dry dur
ing the filling time, the silk and tas
sels both become dry andl dead. I n this
conidition, andio withi a seasonale1
change, the silk rovivc~s and renews its
grow th ; but the tassels do not recover.
T1hen, for want of piollonl, the new silk
is unable to fill the oflice. for which It
was designedi. T1he pollen from the
replanitedl corn is then readoy to support
the silk and the Iiling is comleted.
All the aborti vo earsI' so commoisn in all
corti crops are cauised by the want of
pollen1, and1( we have known ears to
doule their' size in tly is secondl tilling
I tep1lantinzg of corn in every missing
spot. and at the righ t timo11, is, therie
fore mzost desirable, aLs it~will certainly
condulice to an imiiprovemrenit in the
yield, j udginzg front above-mentioned
e'xperimnents and raItionalI elfects.
A. J1. G. in Southern lerymcr.
-It is diflIcult for the gold men to
be consistent. I n one breath they
argue that the production of silver has
so far suirpassed the production of gold
as to malIke the value of silver only
one half that of goldl, and then in the
very next they p~ublish statistics to
show the tremendous increase in the
output of gold-an increase which
the~y dleclare to be so great as to leave
no further use for silver, and to supply
enough gold for allI monetary pur'
--l 'rofessor' l(oentgen goes to Flor
ence every .year for aL little rest. This
year. in spite of his elforts to escape
pliic at tnt~in, thec students gave a
great dlomn strations ini hi is honor. One
of thema gave an addl~ress in German
and the P'roflessor responded In choice
Italian. lIe is a tall, handsome man,
with fair hair and beard.
WEEIMY CHOP 1 fU I TI IN.
This bulletin covers the weathor
and crop conditions for the week end
ing Saturday, May 2. and In its prop
ariatlon wern used reports from one or
more corrospondents In each county of
Tho past week was considerably
1ooer than the previous one, with a
ucan temperature a'out 2 degrees
ibove the normal. Th mean for the
wveek was 66 degroe, that being the
Iverage oOf 10 stations reporting me10ani
mumporature ; the normal for. the samie
)eriod itr approximately 67 degrees.
'h highest IIICLLII was 73 degroos, and
>ccurred at Shaw's Pork, Aiken Coun
-y ; th lowest, Wi degrees, occurred
Lt Little Mountain, Newberry County.
The maxiimum temporAtuire for the
voek was 910 degrees on May 1st, re
iorted from Gillisonville, H-almpton
'ounty: the mininum iwa 18 on April
7th,.reol)rted from Lynch, lFlor'ence
'ounty, and 50 on the 26th, reported
rom i'llorce, OJran goburg County.
The excess in temnperature over the
ormal since A1rcl 1st was slightly
nereased, and now averages about 1.5
le'gree )V day.
The fite drought was eilectually
eioved at most places during the
.eek, but the showers were scattered
,nd partial, so that there yet remain
aiiny localitios without beneficial
ains, but generally the rains wro
tillicient for the present needs of
ros. [n Iichland, Nowberry, York
Iud )iortionis of Sumter, Kersihaw, Lan
aster antd Lexington bIt little rain
el, and practically none along the
outheastern coast. Elsewhre the
howers were well distributed and in
>laces heavy. The following heavy
ainfalls were reported : Society il,
.60 ; Greenville, 2.81 Pickens, 1.82;
aimden, 1.27: Averill, 1.53; Spartan
murg, 1.0.1; 'overty Hill, 1.20 ; Santuc,
.21. Ten other stations reported
ieasureients ranging from 0.50 to
.00, and twenty-six reported from
ione to 0.50. The average of -13 rair
all records for the week is 0.54, and
he nor1mal for the same period is ap
NOTmE.-Special reports received
ince the regular reports were closed
tate thnt rain iwas general over the
itate on Sunday and Monday (May 3rd
,Ud .Ith). Liberty, Pickens County,
oported over 1 inches. The special
oports will bo recorded regularly in
he next bulletin.
Thero Is a decided better tone to
ro) reports as compared with the
revious week, and with but few
inited exceptions all crops made
atisfactory improvement, due to the
aiins of this and the previous week.
'ho full beneficial effects of the late
ains are not yet rollected In the re
orts, excIt where anticipated, so
hat continued improvement may be
Corn made satisfactory advance
Luring the week. It has recieved its
irst work generally, and in pIaces Its
aecond. Tihe later planting has not
tttained good stands yet, but will be
unaterially helped in this respect by
6he late rains. Corn retains a good
ulor, but cut worms are damaging
the stands in a few counties. Bud
worms were injuriously active in Lex
ington and 'ldgeliled counties during
tb few cool nights. Much bottom
land corn yet to plant. All reports on
corn are favorablo.
GottoI plaMIting Is practically fin
ished, reports indicating that in a few
2ounties from 5 to 10 )o1' cent. only
'111111i to lie )lntOd. That that is
1p has a vigorous stiand of good color,
Mt later )lmtming coiming i) to irreg
Iar stands, but during the latter part
)f the week a great improvemont wias
ioted in this respect. C(hopping out
ins been actively begun. Tihe hot,
try ivoather of the patt tiwo weeks
dfected cotton favorably, excep~t that
t retarded germination. Sea-island
otton has a good stand aund color, but
ceds rain badly.
The failing tendency of gr-ains iwas
hfect,.ually checked by the rauins. (Jats
ave shown much impr'ovement during
he latter portion of the week, but It
~ontinues to he the (op)inion of mioat,
'orrespondents that oats can not fully
'ecover from the (danmaging effects of
~he late drought. lFail oats look more
promising than spring sowing. Oats
are ripening in the southeastern coun
L~ies, and head ing generally. Wheat
also) has impIJrovedl, andl in~ placs has
millicient length of stalk, and is stool
ing and heading satisfactorily.
Tobacco has grown well in beds1.
P lants are smnall in beds that woro
repJlanted in Marchb. Transplanting
rias beon slow, some farmiors iwaterod
hoe plants b~y hand prevlous to the
'ains. l'ransplanuting will now be
mushed raiply, as the woather' favors
t. P lanlts coniti nuu coimparatively
Iticc seeding continues, and what is
yI auppear~s to be doin mg well generally,
xcepit in Florence County w here poor
tands are r'eported. The weather
avers late lanted rice.
Th'le di lerent, reports continue to
XlPrCH5 IL dIiversity of opinion as to the
rvit pirosplets. lIn some localities
r'uit is droppi ng freely, wh iloe In other
ocal ities the ipospects continule
>ro)nmig. Gener-ally In the extreme
astern and exti-remo western counties
lie trees look most promising.
Grapes apipear to be putting out
lumierous buji clusters and promise
veil. SimallI berries are ripuening In
,he southern counti1et.. Strawberries
urc pilentiful every where.
Gardens have improverl where
mnough rain fe.1, but In some localities
sontinue to fail, although seasonable
vegetables are corn parati vely plenti ful,
und quantities of peals, beans, lettuce,
raid ishes, cuicumbe~rs amnd cJaIbbages
bueing shipped out of the State.
Sweet potatoes p)utting out fplenty of
dr-aws, which appear to lho more1 plen ti
ful than for many years :i in latces
considerable tranusplantinmg has been
(lone. IrIsh potatoes generally doing
well with rapid im provemuent noted.
Bugs are numerous on tihe coaust pota~to
fieldsl and are reported fromr a few
other sections of the State.
-Wmn. C. Whitnoy, who was Secro
tary of the Navy uinder the first Clove
la~nd administration, is (one of the
wealth icht men of the c~ountry. Hi
fortune Is estamnated aut $30,000,000) and
his home on Fifth Avenue, facing the
Vanderb)Ilt mlansuin. is one o1 the
Bightsa of Nnr vmor City
CIVIL SIIWIOIC EXTEND)IDJ.
Important Order by Piestk ont Oiovc- -
la id--Ndarly Thirty Tho and Gov'
ernl mont3 Employees Brought Uinder, 17'A
Civil Service Rules.
Almost thirty thousand government
employees have boon brought with
one Swoop under the protection of the
civil service by the issuance onan exec
utivo order froin President Cleveland
muaking a ronoral provision of the. civil
service ru os. The ordor is the most
important since the inauguration of
the system muore than a decade ago.
It takes effect immediatoly. Its prati
cal effout is the classification of all gov
ernment employees bolow the rark of
those subject to nomination by the
President and conilination by the
Senato an'd above tbo grados of la orers
or Vorkien, with a fow exceptions.
'I'he o dert has long boon In contempla
tion and its proiulgation is th~e result
of an immonso amount of correspon
donco and conference be'wen- the
PIresident, tIe Civil Service Commis
sionors and the heads of the various
The new rules add 29,357 positions'to
the classified list,' increasing the num
ler of classilled )ositions from 65,730
to 85, 13. The number of clasified
places which nro txcepted from exami
nation has been reduced fron 2,009 to
, bLing mainly i)OsitionS as cashIers
in the customs, postal and internal
reveniuo services. Indins employed
in minor capacities in the Indian ser
vice are necessarily put in the excepted
list. Almost all of the positions in
Washington which have hitherto been
excepted have been included in the
competitivo. The only classifled posi
tiois in Washington which will be ex
copted from examination under the
now rules will be privato scrotarics or
confidention clerks (not exceeding two)
to the President and the head of
each - of the executive dopartuients.
No positions will hereafter be subject
to non-conpetitivo examinations ox
cept in tibe cases of Indians employed
in a telching capacity in the Indian
The revision of the rules divides the
executive civil service into 1ive braches:
The departmental, custom house, post
olico, government printing and intern
al revenue services.
In the departmOntai service are
classified all ollicors and employees,
oxcept, persons merely employed as
laborirs or workmen and persons who
have been nominated by the Senate,
who are serving In or on detail froin
The executivo dep)artiment, commis
sions and ollicers, in the District do
partient, tim railway mail servivo, all
pension agencies, steamboat inspection
eervice, marine hospital service, light
houso service, all mints and assay olil
ces, revenue cutter sorvico, force en
ployed under custodians of public
buildingo, soveral sub-treasurios, and
engineer department at large. Em
ployees outside of the District of Co
lumbila not empl)loyed In any of those
capacities also are classitied in the do
patmental service, as fol lows . Those
serving in clerical capacity, watchman
or messenge', physician, hospital stew
ard or nurse, or whoso duties are of a
medical nature, draftsman, cival on
gencer, steamu OnginCr, electrical. On
gineer, computor, or firnacan, superin
tendent of construction, superinton
(lent of repair or foroman in the super
vising arclitect's ofllco, and those In
the service of the Troasury Dopartment
in, tny capieacity, oxcept in the life sav
In the custom house service arc clas
silled all ollicers and employees in any
customs district whose unpo)yos nun
ber as many as live, excep~t .persons
merely emplioyed as laborers or work
mon11 andl persons who have been nomi
nated for confirmation by the Senate.
In the postollcoservice are classified
all otlilcers and emlolypes in any free
deolivery postoilico, excep)t piersons
morely employed as laborers or work
men~l andl persons who have been nonmi
nated for confirmation by the Senate.
in the internal revenue service are
chtssi lied all ollices and emlolyees in
any in ternl revenOlI dIistriet, except
persons merely eimployedl as laborers
or workmnon and per~sons who have
been nominmated for confirmation by the
The statements explanatory of the
ordler issued by the Civil Service Com
mission says the action will maitke the
classified serv ice more comnplcely sub
joet, to muerif, prIincipiles and take it out
of pol1i tics. Whore so large a part of
the service was left to be filled by poli
tical influene and when the men iap
poinHted possibly were active working
politicians, tihe rest of the force tended
to fail under political influence. Th'le
state menit, continuces
"Thle tirst civil service rules were.
lpomu1lgatted by President Arthur in
1883. In 1888 President Cleveland
adoptedl a ruvision~ of them, which was
continued in fordo, with various suc
ceed lag amlend ments until now. These
involved a repetition fol' each of the
branches of the classified service of
provisions common to all. When the
classilied service was small, this plan
worked well, but now the service has
grow n to large pr'op)ortions and there
areC seven branlches. Theiz repeOtition
no0w is avoid~ed by putting thle common
provisionzs into) geno'.'al rules."
A large reduction is now madeoof thle
list of excepted placos, w h loh usually
are the hiigher ando more imp~ortant
places in the classifIed service. This,
it is climed(, 1must have far-reaching
anduo boneficial resul Ls. The existence
oif any large znmber of excepted places
inl any1 branch of the classified service
is aL menaceII to and has a~n evil elfect
upon the parts of the service subject to
competitive exaiminalhtion and does
mruchi to nullify th~e good effects of the
examinations. The lower grades will
now be reecruited by a still better class
of mer, who wvill be invited by the op
portun ity of prome~otionk ipon mnerit.
-Joseph Glass, a boy who was dis-.
abled for life In 1889 by falling into a
manhole at the F'airmount Water
Works, Pniladel phia, which was left
uncovered, It Is alleged thr-ough nog
ligence of city employees, sued the
eity, and was last week awardled $:20,
000 damages by a jury in the Common
P leas. His mother also brought suit
for tihe loss of her son's services and
society, and was allowed $3,000 dam