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THE PEOPLE SJOURNAL.
VOL. 7.---NO. I3, PICKENS, S. C., THIJRSDAY APRIL 22, 7- ONE DOLLAR A YEAR
"1 Yes, motl'or, h will come. Of
course, ho will como1 !'" and tho girl
turned her drawn and anxious young
face toward the cot.tago door, just ats
if her blind motlher could eco the a
It is probablo that the old woman
diviracd the longing glance from the
cbange in th girl'S tone, for she, too,
half turned tmovard tihe door. 1t, was a
habit these two womien had acquired.
They constantly looked toward the
door for the arrival of ono who never
cam1 thbrough t1 lu'1 Summ0r days,
or through tIhe quiet Winter eveni ngs;
mi]oreliOver, they rarl-dy 'poko of otileri
tilngs this arrival was tih th L Ipie of
their Iives. AnM Now thUe oie woman's
life was drawing to u ulose, as some
lives (10, witiout its object. Sil her
sielf felt it, and her d L-g hiter knew it.
There wis in loithi of them a .biltie
sense of cliinginlg. It was hard to die
without toleiniilg time 1'eward of at
wondrous patience. t was ciuel to
deprive the girl of this burden, for in
Most burdens there is a Satfeguard, inl
all a duty, and in some, the greatest
happiness allotted to h umtan existonce.
It was 110 new thing, this waiting for
the scapegraee son; tune girl had grown
up to it, for sho would not know her
brother should she meet him in the
street. Since sight had left the oid
0mother's eyes shu had fed her heart
upon this hope.
He had left them eighteen years
beforo in a fit of pa)tssionate resent.
Ilent against his fatboer, whose only
fault had been too great an indulgence
for the son of his old age. Nothing
had been too good for poor Stepheni
-hardly anything had beei good
enough. Educate at a l abarity bchool
Ii imsel f, the sini iple old clergyman
held the miisit-akeni view tihat no man
can be educated aoove his station.
Stephen L h's ftI her, having
risen by the force of his own will and
the capAbilities of his own mind held,
ats Sucti Ien (10, that he had only to
give his son a gooJ education to insure
his career in life. -39 overything
even to the old parsoni's sense of right
and wrong--was sac riliced to the edu
cation of tepien Leaeh at pubie
school and university. Het i lie met,
and selected for his friend youths
whose futures were insu-cd, and who
Were only passing through the fo':mula
of all e3ducILtion so that no one Could
say that th y were unlit for the snug
Govcyramlent appointmlenit, living or- in
he" itLance of a Imor'e :;ubstantial sort
that might he waiting for 1em. Ste
phen aequired their ways of life without
plo'cssessng theilr advantages, and the
colls(e lee Was sonething very nearly
alroacing iiii for the little Country
rectory. Stephen Leach had expen
sive tastes, ani Ie unscrupulously
traded on his I adher's ignorance. He
wa gJood-iookinig, and had a certain
brilliancy of manner whit,ti "goes
down " well at the 'Varsity. Every
thing was against him, and at last the
end came. At last tie rector's eyes
were opened, and when a narrow
minded iians eyes are 1once opened lie
u1uaily becomes stony It, heart..
Stephen Leach left England, and
before he landeld in Atmerica Ills father
had depart-ed on a longer journey. The
n'er-do-well had th good grace to send
back tihe little sunii ofl money saved by
h is mnotbr in her widowhood, and
gradually biz letters eCaseI. It was
known that, he wa, in Chiii and there
wvas war going en there, aid yet the
good old ldy'- fait h inver wavered.
" lie will coime, .loye," ,he would
say, "lie will -niiy coie,"
And .omelihow it eune. to he an un
dorstood ting that he wa-s to come ini
the aifternooi whteni they t were ahi
ready for himi--wh.-ni Joye had elad
lher i*retty 31oun g comi mi a darink ess
and w hell Ia oi ld ladyv was upl and11
seatedl in lhe, ciair~ by tihe lire ini
winter, by the doter ini Summiiler. Thiey
had never imazi. ined~ hhi., arrival at,
anloth~er timelt. I t, wouhd lnot be qijiit13
and1( coime in1 the iirnlintg, before Joyce
hiad got, the house p1, right.
Yet lie never cenme. A greater ini
Iiirm i y caime insteadi, aund at la.t, J1oyce
suggested that the mother should not,
got upl in had wveather. Thley both
knew what, this mleanlt.. but the episodl~e
paissedl as others do, anid M 1rs. Leach
waIs bedridden. Still she said:
''lie will come, .Joyce |lie will
surely comlo !
And the girl would go to the window
andl~ draw aside tihe curtains, looking
down the quiet country road toward
"Yes, mol(ther~, lhe will comeI," was.
hor usual answer ; and one day she
gave a little exclamation of surprise
and almost of fear.
"MAother," she exclimied, "'there is
some one coing along the road."'
The old lady was already sitting up
in bed, staring with her sightles orbs
toward the window.
Thus they waited. The miani sitOppld
opptosite the cottago, and the two w'o
men hleard the latch of the gate. Thlen
Joyce, turning, saw that her mnother hatd
fainted. Bumt It was onlly mlomnentar'y.
Ily the time sho reachmid the bed her
mother had r'ecovered consciousness.
"Go," saId the old lady, breath
lessly, "' go let him ini yourself."
Dowii stairs, (on theo doorstep, the
girl found a tall mian of thlirty or there
aubouts with a browner face than l'n
gIli suns can acecount for. Ho looked
dow n into lier eauger eyes with a stranlge
"Am I too late ?" he asked in a
voice whIiIch al most, sconeid to Indicate
IL hope) that it ighIlt, be so.
"No, Stephen," she answered. "Blet
miothier cannol~t live much longer. YOU
ar~o just ini tuime.'
Theli younig mani malIde Ia he3itating
little m'ovemient with his right hand
and shjuihd uneasily on the clean
stonol~ step, Ili wi~as anl actdll' calledi
cudden ly uipon the sta~ge, hiaving no
know ledge of hiIs part. The retur'n of
ti s prodigal waus not aLt driamatic sue
cess. No oine see medt detsiru o015tf learn
ing whiethier lhe had lived upon01 husks
ori (Itiabir v ib andt wi th whomi ho hatd
eaitonl. TIhe qiuiiet, digniity oif thme girl,
wvhoi hai rem nai ned he hinil to) dol alI tile
wvork and bear' all the burideni, soetd
in some1 subtle ma~nnce tol deprive him
of anyi romalince thaIt mlight, haIve at
tachled Itself to himw. She ignored ils
half-prolforod hand, and, turning into
thO littiO passagO, led the way up
Stephen Lj ech followed silently.
He was rather large for the house, and
esprecially for the stair's: moreover, he
had a certain burliness of walk, such
as is acquired by men living constantly
in the open. Thore was a vaguely
painied look In his blue eyes, as if
they had sudidenly been opened to his
own shortcomings. Hlis attitudo to
ward Joyce was distinctly apologetic.
When he followed tibo girl across
tihe threshold of their mother's bed
room the old lady was sitting up in
bed, holding out treinbling arms to
ward the door.
Iero Stephen Leach seemed to know
better whit to do. le held his mother
in his arms while she sobbed and nur
inured out her joy. lie had no words,
bu his armis ieant, more than his lips
could ever have told.
It would tiecin tll:ht the best, part of
happiness is tire sr,'ing of it with
some one else.
"Joyce," was the firtt distinict word
tihe old laidy spoko. "Joyce, he has
olle at lt. lie has come ! ComO
here, deir. Kios your brothee'. This
is my fi rt boirn -my little StevO."
The young man had sunk upon his
kne';s at tihe bedside, probably because
it was tIe most convenient position.
lie did not second his mother's pro
posal with much enthusiasin. Alto
gethelr he did not seei to have dis
covered LIuch sympathy with his sister,'
whoim lie had left in her cradle.
Joyce came forward and leaned over
tire bed to kiss her brother whilo the
old lady's hands joined theirs. Just
as her fresh young )lips came within
reach ie turned his face aside, so that
t(; kiss fell on barren ground on his
"Joyel.e," continued the old lady,
fuverisnly. ", I am not afraid to die
now, for Stehimen is here. Your broth
r' will take care of you, dear, when I
It, %aas strange that Stephen had not
spokeii yet ; and it was perhaps just
as well, because there are occasions in
life when men do wisely to keel) silent.
" He is strong," the proud mother
went on. " I can feel it. His hands are
large and steady and quiet, and his
arine are big and very hard."
'he young man knelt upright and
submitted gravely to this miaternal in
" Yes," she said, " I kneo he would
grow to be a big man. Ilis little fingers
were so stroig-he hurt me some
times. \Vhat a great mrustacle ! I
knew you had been a soldier. And tire
skin of your face is brown and a little
rough. Whal, is this ? wirat, ii this,
Stephen (lear ? Is this a wound Y"
" Yes," answered the P/rodigal,
speaking for the tist, time. " That is
a sword cut. I got that in the lant
war. L am a colonel in tihe Chiian
army, or was, before I resigned."
Tie olu lady's sightles.s eyes were
fixed on his face as if listening for the
echo of another voice in his deep, quiet
" Your voice is deeper than your
father's ever was," sire said, amd aIL
the while he' trLihling lingers riroved
lovingly over n is fice, touching tire
deep et fr'om cheekbone to jaw with
soft inquiry. " This must, have been
very neair your eye, Stephen. Promise
rme, dear, no m1or'e soldiering."
" I promise that," he replied, with
out raising his eyes.
Such was the home-coming of tire
Prodigal. After all, he arrived at tire
right, roment in the after'noon, wnien
the loure wras ready. It, somnetimes
dloes IraipIlenI so in real life, and not
oiy in hooks. There is a great deal
tat m igh t be al teicd ill this wolId,
b uilt, sometimLres, b.y '), ler' chanec,
thin gs coie about rightiy. And yet,
there was somihinh 1g wrlong, sime
thing subtle, which tire dying womnui's
duirk-i' sens fai led to detet; her son,
her Stephen, was quIiet, amtii had not
muiirch to rsay for him lselIf. Lie aIpparent
ly had the habit of taking thbrugs as5 they
couer'. There wras no ermtbusrasmr, but
r'..her' a r'est'raintii in hi s ma~nner mUo,'
especially toward J1oyce.
TI'io gn-'i notireed it, but evenr lier'
smnalI expenenlrl of humankind had
tr.ught her' thrat large, fair'-skinnued
lmeni ar'e often trius. They go thr'ourg h
life iplacidly, leaviung unsaidt anid un
(d(n1 many thiings w hich some t.~;ink
they ought, to say andi (Io.
After threfir'st, excitement of the
return wats oven' it , atrie glaringly
aphparen t thbat Stephen hrmt( ari''1ved
just in time. His mother fi.ll intoC a
happy sled) be3for'e su niut,, and w henr
tire active young doctor camre a little
later in tihe evening hre shook his head.
"Yes," he srid, "I see that, she is
asleep) rand quiet--too quiet. It is a
foretasteo of a longer sley ; some old
peoplio have it.''
Ieor thbu first time Joyce's courage
sieeme~d to give way. When she had
been alone she was brave enough,
bu3t now that her br'other was ther'e,
womarnlike, shre seemed to turn to him
with a sudden foar. They stood side
b~y side near tho bed, and the young
doctor in'volurntrarily watched ,hemr.
Stephren had taukenm her hrand in his
with that, silenrt siympatihy whiich wals
so natural aurd so elouient,. ie sraid
nroth ing, tihis big, sun-tanned youthb
ho did not even glanuice dlown at, his
sister, wvh( stood smrall, soft-eyed and
gentle at his side.
Thre (1Octor' knew something of the
istory of tihe smrall1 family thuis mio
monrtar'ily u ni ted, rand tie htad aliway~'s
foaredu that If Stephen Leach dlid re!
turn it would only kill his mothrr.
Thlis, 1indeed(, seemed to 1be the resurlt
about to follow,
P'reontly the doctor took hris leave.
Hie was a young man engaged in
getting together a gooil pr'actice, and
in Iris own intercst hro had beCen for'ced
to give up waiting for his patients to
lfin ish dying.
"1I am. glad you are 'or'o," he said to
Steophen, who accompa~rn~e him to tihe
door. ''It wouldI not do for your sister
to be alone; this rmay go on for a coule
I did not go on for a coilpie of days,
but .\r's. Leach lived throughr that,
night in the same semi-comaitoso state.
Th'le two watchers sat in her roomr until
surppcr'-timnr, when they left their
mnotherI in elhar'go of a hiredC~ nur'se,
whlosir services; Joyeo hrad nen for'ced
A it~le upper Stepjheni Leach sceemed
at last, to lind his tonure, and Ihe talked
in his quiet, alminost gentic' voice, such
as sorme big mfenl p)osuss, nrot, about,
himself or his past ; but about, Joyce
and the futurn. In a anlihataen bueL
iesslike way lbe proceeded to investi
gate thle ilffairs of the dying woma,
and the prospects of her daughter;
It a word, he asserted his authority v-;
a brother, and Joyce was relieve(l ard
happy to obey him.
It is not in tLimes of gayety that
friendships are formed, but in sorrow
or suspense. During that long even
ing this brother and sister suddenly
becalmie intimate; more so than months
of prosperouss intercourseo could have
mado thei. At 10 o'clock Stephen
quiietly inisistUd that Jeyce should go
to bed while le lay down, ali dressed,
on the sofa in the (ining-room.
"I shall sleep mrfectly ; it is not
the first time I have slept in my
clothes," he said simply.
They went. upstairs together and
told t o 1-e nurse of this arrangement.
Joyce remiineld for some moments by
the badside watching her mother's
peaceful sleep, and when she turned
she found that Stephen had quietly
slipped away. Wondering vaguely
whether he had intentionally solved
her dilliculty as to the fraternal good
night, she went to her own room.
Tihe next morning Mrs. Leach was
fully conscious and appeared to be
stronver ; neverthless, she know thbat
tle en d was near. She called her two
ihildren to her bedside, and turning
her blind eyes toward them, spoke in
" am rea!idy niowN-, ie am ready," she
said. " Iears", I ama going to your
fatle'-ad * * thank God, I can
tell him that I have left you togetler.
I always knew Stephen would come
biack. I found it written everywhere
in the Bible. Stephen-kiss me dear'."
The inan leant over the bed and
Ali "I she sighed, "1 how 1. wish I
2ou1d see you-just once before I die.
Joyce !" she added, suddenly turning
Lo her daughter, who stood at the
ther side of the bed, " tell mfe what
lie is like. But I know * * * 1 know
I feel it. Listen ! le is tall and spare,
like his father. His hair is black,
like his father's-it was black before
lie went away. His eyes, I know, are
lark-ailmost dark. le is pale-like
Joyce looked across the bed with
3ow horroL dawning in her' face, look
i.d into a pair of blue eyes beneath
Lawny hair, eut short, as a soldier's
hiair should be. She looked upon a
Iman big. broad, fair- English from
Irovxwn to too.
lFor some muoments there we.s silence.
Joy ce stood pale and breathless, wonde r
ing what this inight mean. Then the
Elying woman spoke again.
" Kiss Ime," she si id, "I * * am
moing. Stephen first-my Iirst born
And novw Joyce * * and now kiss each
Ather-acl oss the bed I want to hear
it * * I want * * * to tell * * your'
With a last, etTort she raised her
hands, s.eeking their heads. At lirst
Joyce hesitated, then she leant for
ward, and the old woman's chilled
Iingers pre.sed their lips -together.
That was the end.
ilaif an ho6:r afterward Joyce and
this Iman stood facing each other ir
the little dining-'oom. ie began hh
explanation it! once.
"Stephen,'' lie said, " was shot- out
there-s a traitor. I could not teil
her that ! I did not imean to do this,
but, what else could I do? "
11C paused, moved toward the door
with that strange hesitation which
lie hau noticed on hIs arrival. At the
Lloor he turned, to justify himself.
" I still think." he said gravely,
that it was tihe best thing to (o. "
JOYeu mLade no answer. The te-M's
toiod in her' eycs. There was sone
Lhing very pat.letic in the distress of
this strong man, faeing, a it were, ani
imegecy of wiich he felt tthe de
Hieacy to be beyond his cleverness to
"Last night I made all the neces
sary airrangements for' yourm future
just as Stephenx would have made them
-as at brother inighlt have done. I -
lie and I wecre broth er ollcers in
ver'y wvilId army. Your brother-wa
not a goo~d mxan. None oIf us were.''
ilis hand was on the door.
"Ii e asked mie to comie atnd tellI you,
he added. "I. shall go batck now.'"
Tihey stmo 'u thus, he watching hxer
face w ithm lhis hionest, soft hi ue eyes
shze fatil ing to imet his g'lanre.
"I lay I come ham'k aigi an' lhe askeci
She g ave a litth. gasp, b)ut made nit
" I will conme bacek ini six mon~ithis,'
lie ann iou(ncedl( git Ly. and tlxen ht
closedl the doom' behli nd hximi.
Delegates to The Monetary Coiiference
A M~AJOIlti f AlUE IIMETAIjlalS I'S
No T1'iine fori thle Meetinug Itas lleer
Set--Ilow thte Appoinitmexnts ari'
l'resident McKinley has anunounceol
the ap poin tme nt, of Senattor Ed ward O)
Wolcott, of Colorado ; lion. Charles .
I 'aine, of Boston, Mass., and ex-Vit
I'r'esidentI Ad lai t'. Stevenson as com.
miiissioners to an i nter'national mone
tary conventioni. Tlhese apploinitmein t
arme miade under' the ineL tapprovedi
NIrc 30 L ~d. " foir the pronmotilon of a r
internaittional agr'eemenit foi' himetal.
Ilismn,"' and by its priovisions do not re
qu Iire conmat i ion by the Senatte.
It hais been geineral ly concedled that
Sienatorx Wolcott would lhe made ii
imeimber' of thie comiion. ie hait
bee ani activ e lead er in the mnovementci
fon a mxonetary agreemien t andl wvide ly
knownm as ain axdvuoate of the silvoy
cause.,I lis trip to lEuriope last summenr
wias conxcedled to be, at least senmi-olli.
eiii I I, as txi' re .(prese tativ V o f th<
nelt adminietra .ion. lliS tourli extenid
ed( overi sev.er'al moi(nthls and eilmracei]
the 'lead ing EurophIIean caitlIs. IIi.
had audiences withm the miore iioted Ii.
nancier's and mi n isterm', and it is be
Ilieved then mla-id the~~ fodait on forl thIe
inter'national confe-ree whiichx thi(
c~oi mmxission aplpinted ill endcxieavor ti
bing to a concluiomn.
Sonator' Woleot t is nw serv 5. '''in'g hi:
se~condl termx in the -h-n.-. - hayvmn.
bee.n elected to t h ain vl in I1*95
While ital0 pronouned bbn .t it h:e wo:
ai s~ttnelx Hilfpomrter of thx St,. I otih
ticket. Ex-Vice I''e1hlxnt Stev -oson
the DXeoratic memberm of theco
mission, though genera'ly kniown ias at
advocate of bimnoain.sm,m a it.9xI
porter of 3r'yan and the Chicago plat
form. H1e and Senator Voleott, how
ever, are said to be in accord on the
General C. 11. Paine, who may be
termled the minorlity meumber, is a 1.R
publican an jd was aL McKinley mnan.
lie is one of the most prominent, bti
ness men of Massaehusetts and Is said
to be a deep student of the financial
question. While he Is classed as a
supporter of bimetallism, based on in
ternational agreoment, lie is regarded
as allied with the sound money faction.
lie is a graduate of Harvard, being a
member of the class of 185:3. General
'aino is largely identlitied withi rail
roads and other corporations, being a
director of 1he Chicago, Burlington
and Quiney Road and other large con
cecris and a director of the lioston 1in
stitute of Technology ; was an int iimatte
friend and associate of Prof. Walker,
the flinancia author and authority.
le is a man of large wealth. It is a
fact not generally known that Gene-rl
'aine ieemnpanied Senator Voleott
on Iis Eluroptean trip list summeiii ncr and
assisted him in that work.
It is beliOved that he went abroad
with Sonator Wolcott with the undter
standing that he was to be mtle a
mllember of the comislision. 11, is not
yet known when the rmom: --#.
will meet an ' -- . % ..%. .
gainization i.- uucted, bowevir, it is
believed t .t, Senator Wolcott w i I I be
made presitent. it1 is aithioritatively
stated the .-ommissioners Vill not g'o
abroad beftoe May, by which timie the
new am ba -adors will be at their posts
and rende- the special envoys assis
tance neeesary In the consummation
of their m:sion.
The naming of the commissioners to
atte-nd th internattional monetary
conference has caused a good dieal of
discussion in Washingtoti. Almost
without exception the appointiients
have been commended. The Senattovs.
regardless of par-ty, were plcasetl with
the selection of ex-Vice President Ste
Veniisol. It, seems that this seleLion
is the President's own, no one apieai
ing to urge his appoin tmenet. 'Tile
President desired a Democrat, who
stood high in his party and whoii was
an earnest silver man. lie sernt for
ir. Stevenson, and afiner talking the
i-uhject over with him. decided to iake
him a imemuber of the eolnmlisslon.
I'resident McKi::1.-y' desired that the
subject of intermtional bimeitalliim
should he lilt(d atbovet party holi-is
and that the mll s(l-vtedlt should e
those who would work in harlnlily to
war id bringing abou t, an agre'e mnt. It
was also believ1-d lby the I'resideit
I hat the natme of Mr. Stevenl on wouil id
give, the coinnisksioni great we lit
Amodg the earnest advocates of the
selection of NIr. I'aine were Senators
lloar, Allison antId Chamil er, all of
whom talked with t he' I 're-ident nill
lite subject and reoinidutled him , ex
pr'essing tihe opinioln that his ' -t on
would be a great1 bencll't t! the eau
It has been generally conceded fcr
Sole time11C paSt tlat Se nator- Wolcott
wolid be one of tim commi;lonws, as
his h1ar'd work since the election hias
been in the direction of hi-inmg inzig ab14)otL
an international] age'cment,. Senittor
\Voleott is very hopeful of success. lie
looks fornwa d to hand woik, hut says
fioman ihat he learned while ahroad
tast year hIe is iost saiguiinc as to the
Selnator W o'' believes in the -o
lectiIn of the comiion and especilal
ly in namilling Mr. Stevnsuoi. a silvt-r
man, and one who silportd lMr. ity
an, 'residenlit, McKinley has conv iineed
everybolly le is anl earnest hiinll't11 A.
l-imIetallism at, hine and abroa, le
says, will he promoted by this stlee
O positionii toi the sceinue for in ter
national bimetal lismi tias deve-lopeid
from ani unieiO-x pel'ted siourice. \l -ireton
l.'rewein, of EngmilandI who has given ai
izreaL de al of it Iten tio n to th ie - ubje ct
ani wvho has v is ited thiis eoun try ser
erl ti ms in the inmt-er- i-s of silver, is
now opptosinitg ain initerniatiional ag'ret'
men'it, utlildeclaries that. the mioniey
muitst, set-tic for itself. M-. Fre wi-n
will oppo~ase hany agr'eemienlt and1 us1 hiiS
it goes itbr'oaid.
Stenator- Woleol t hits Sid thatt the
ge'dl standardi-t coun itries would oppulosa
aniy furthber dearecint Lien oif silver, anid
ilforts we'tre no0w being mn~ae to pre
vtt aniv further fatll of silver- in Ini a.
A\ Iso thalt, the dhemandrl for- goldh by .1 i
pan in e'stitab lihing ia gtoldi standatIitrd
woulId causie at dralin of gold from h'u
rope whIicih would( be rei-sted by gomlit
countrius. In the Unoited Stttes Sena
ior Wolcott, antici pati's little oppoitsi
tion to hulimetatllism.~ Whatop1)positio,i
NIrz. Wolcott satys, Lthere is comeits fromll
the great, batnkers of New York, whlo
am-c :ilready lighting bimletallismn atnd
whose opipositionl tlbc comiilssionu will
meet when it goes to Eturope.
E'x - Vice 'iresidont Ste vension, oif
hilooinigton, Ill.,- whin atsked abttit
on ssion1, saitd : I aplprecitt'e the
omptiliimenit patid to mne by the I 'nt-i
dent, and will cheerfully renderi what,
iassistance I cani Lio aIccomp )1lih the ob
ject of thbe comm iilon. Wh latevert out
views nmy bje its to the ability oif ouri
govei'nment, to mrainitaini thte fre-e ainil
unlimited coinage of silveir without.
the co-opit'atjin of the leadhinig counii
ties of Eu roe, it in"y be sutfoly as
su med thuat everuy friend1 of sil vir in
tihis countr-y will welcome Internmtional
himietll Iism.i As to Lthe i mpotis iblilily
of the success oif this comiiis-sion, it, is
k now n tha t the Lireund oif tpublic seniiti
mient in European counit~res, its welIl ats
our ownI, is uindoutt icd ly favoiral e to
"I itny of thle plillcists of Eng ~land
andlOc'i Graniy iar- in (earnte,t accord
,i on.- Shoub itubhiic sent LimiientL in i.hose
counlties justify, an initert,'mtinat can
ferentce wouldt unduiubti idly lie calledt
atnd action taken thl at woul d lbedeemied
'ivi's the in d tl e' to rumbti-r tooiili,
of Constanitinopie by the T1ur~ks, :1.
havn died vinlent doath.h
HIS DeIth Occurred oi We(lnesdtay
Moriiig Al'ter at Long Itilness.
1o"tr several mioniths the citizIens gen
witly of. Greenville have seen very
little of ex-Judge Thomn psoni 11. Cooke.
who Wits It fttlliliar )ersonaO O Onur
streets fo' man,111y yer I'S. idney
troubles aid kintd red coimplI inCttionis
h.ave kel t him at hlomie, IId fbr a good
while he has beei gradually going
down tihe hill, with an iticrease of in
firlitiies antd i looseiing of the cord,
thatt hind men to this life. Tht(e end
caelt onl Wetinesd a.v morn intr, when he
went out peaceft y into tie realis of
eterni ('. lIe was nearly sixt .y-six
years of tge, mil until it few yeatrs i go
wats aL tronig, vIgor'ous tman.
J1 udge Cooke Wits It Iative of I'air
ield Coun ty, aid the s"on of Ia Nletlio
list, preacher, Hcv. Johni l'. Cooke,
who wa It resident Of Colum11tbit, wI'n
he diet in i'Si0. The fatiily lived in
Colimtbia for a itnmber of yetrs, atd
Jud ge Coviok e begaII his colletgilate edui
Cation at the Arsenai, whicih wIS coi
pleted inl 18;,l at thle citade~hl. Ill
tamght school in Lexington County,
SLfterwatLds wunt to Orangeburg,
,er he had charge of the village
ttdcmy. andil where h lived until his
rev. to 14 Greenville. lie! studied
iwV wilet engaged in te ing, and
wis adhiitted to the har prior to tlw
war. lie served in tihe Confederate
atriy, Ild wheni hostilities cetsed lie
r1e1 inmed the pretice of lLtw. 114 was
one of the eatliest converts to the Ito
pulican, and WIaS :ipiointe'd tril
justLice I (Govertnort' Scott, actiiiriing
(Iluit~e an1 influenice ill the party, so thaut.
wl. to GOvetrnr 0' r wVas sn'[It as Min
isti' to lIussia in he wa s ihosent
to presqiidle overt tihe kighithr Circuit for
tinexpired term, and wats re-clected
ie iext year. As 'a judicial olliecr,
(idiring the period of live years he wits
oil the hieneich, he gave g'ienal sttisfaiL
Lth. anrd wats itinite popuilat With te
Iwyi's of the circuit .1 tiuges di d not.
rotate in those days.
.Jidge Cooke kept In tonch with htis
pI rt.y Ifter lie wen t (Iin the hench, and
w:is almost a:ways a elegate to tlhie
Stte c'.oventions. ifQ wats4 irent to the
coInvt,;4II it1 SI'ptembier, iS7. and it
becitimi k'mwiVi that lie Wts not in1 svym
Iathy with theit purposes of the tealt'trs,
who initended to place. Cardoza aind E-,1
I iott or tihe ticket. 11t44 h of Ithem weri'
cOIn cted with tire corruition and 11.
pr' igacy of the times, arid Jiudge
Ciikt holdly dlCeClared his Iiirpiio le to
quit, tlt' ptrty lieilss these mueni were
sent to the rea r. ''lliott anl Catrdiza
wvert strongly intrenched with the
raik zrd tilt', aind the next. day they
w.ecr'e naiiinated. 'I'he 11 iuptli Camu
laigI hai''be in prores for about at
woek, aiud when tIt l"publttican cOi
velitio ljmiried on i-'ridtv afternoon.
Judge' C I*kehd dtecided to ctst I
political fort'unes aigaii vitlh the n:i
tive whiti' people of t,he StLate. Ac
cord inlglv le tIade a visit to the rooms
(If tLhe DmCItocratie executive comIlitte
in Coluithit, adil after anI Iou nei Ig t his
purpoes, he tentlered his services for
tLie oveiithriow of tie plirty to wiich
ie had belori&t d inl this S IatL, ILL the
sItie timc declaring hi-, allegiance and
atvwing his support of the lttionial
i.iwethem-ti by itaihetrford it. ilaye~s.
lIl joe ned th i ih-ioIIerats to ail in Cs
t~ahil slin g hlle i' Ie, anrd repid iaLteIl
the Iteiuiblicians ot acucount of iiisruilr
andii corrutlioni. ThO iixt tity wa Its
Sa1tirrdty w hen the cama Iitign Iiectinig
took piwte It Ahihevilh., and was it
tended by an itim "Ie eCIeiurse Of
red shirts" fI'rn four rI. icountii-..
I n attiditioni to Geeiiitr.rl Waite I ahlptoni
anrd th i other nomiitinees who inbt-i
spveecles, eral Itlih 'rt, 'ooiis ld
enth su th.e crowt with an eXquent
itmdt artdenit spiieeli, andit Lte Lhiousath,
wi ho hadti conrgttd' on Secession
II ill wvere In aL gr-eat laz (iof ertbi5
Judolgt Ciooke hadti sent, at elegramn t->
Juditlge J. 5. Cothranit, wh i wasV t the
county chairmantr of Ahhjevi lh', asking
imj i,0 brud~t tuhe mieeting tuntil the
train reatchiedLi thrc, its ih waitLed tn
additress I-im people. J udtgt Cotlbran
sient ani escort, oif "etd shr irts "to mfieet
hi ini at te depoiit,, and ini a fewv nio
miients Ju tdge Coolke was sLtning ry in
the presencet~ of the vast audtiiteici,
dt~eiring his ai ia tion it Lh the
irmocrat: for it (Ithii lne prpos,
andil prtedicting the eleltioni of I lamip
tori ats suri at--red fatct. Thei' excitemient,
pirodutcedl byhi i nc nexplectedi annunee
mieniL was initenise, ats hie wasI tihe lir'st
lI e~imblie.tin of niot e Lto make a slpeech
i n favori of ilaptijon . I t is tue Jutdge
\ilackey hail atctedi simuiiLaneouisly it h
imr in desirtinig their plolitical atsso
ciates, hut, J1udtge Cotoke had the car
lI est, oppiortuniity (of pr'ocaimling it
fromri th Itum iip. lIe was actlively on
gaged in Lire campainign until it cilosed,
and hol is spe'cheiis al ways evoked muche I
enLItusiaIsmn whlerever lie wencut. (Onie
of the lirgest gathierings of tubo camii
pa ign wa vis jus a4IL week Itfter hris (Sin
v'i-rsin at lineaL l'atli, and he. r"eeiv
edl an oivattionrL tt, wits second onlIy ti
li Iamipton, by wvholse lide lie coniti niued
toi work utiL vi ctory wits ateiJved.
Th'ie ! ipubIlicatns were very it Icir
agit Judtge Cooke fori thie llourise hei
puiirsuetd, atid gave (it, thireats (if cx
pin his!'ecord in their patrty m.
(tunagig Iin~iI hiS tlbaracter(1, buiit there
wah no fiiu ndation for te asseritIiion
madtel, and1 hie deliedi themrt to do4 their
iutrio-i. II is termr of service' on the
hitu ieh lxired in J1anuiary, I 75 anid he4
'ih-ld (if re-election,. whlen bei beigin ait
onciie the praittuilte of law in Gr'eenv ilIe.
Ile was .-nit i Lthe Ilangislat-uire after a
re1-- lieited ini I A(. Amoniirg tbe meiaus
itri., lhe i ntrodii d wai s ame ~indmeints to
tuhe hioire.t,,ad law, whIiich arie regatrd-l
ci1 of niutih vah ie by the, legal f.-ter
nit.~y. li wa a fauiihful and inrduttstriouts
Ihis enii.r. uits. Of course, lie became
IL full -b thredo I )imocrat aftetr the (camt
pti gn iif I1<i, tand w'as at one Lime thre
president~ if tie 1Ger.Lral club ini L~ir
cty. In sui '- qoenit years lie allilia','id
again for a -hlort, wh ile with the 11,
ithi trno I) -mocliratts it- aL membiiier o
the 4 it' foirm fati on Iir I ~rJ2
Judge Co(oike wats it mem.rbir of iii
igaive evidlence it thei last, f-tw w... k<
t.haltt, lihaL brighter' hoplIs oif aci p
Lanice wio God. 114. ilved in peacei
with ah mn~iukind1, iand was alwvave
conr'tenuB and atYahic In hI tiiatn,
"Too Good 9
I,I: IT Is. ie propose
(or n-s soon thereafter ats
I ive to tlie uc it iifu Lic
u hav~t i iilve thusantd tick
ar! aLl ""-iVen 01ut wet wili give(
I g-.reatestA number0l of tickets,
trad to tb' amou n1 (it of on. dh
a 1nt it ed to a 1.icket. It sI
its the checape-st..
Uderhiiy and underi isell sli
oui Iry Goods and Ntions 1.
Visit us and get our pricsti,
Itr'Lue. yours to sia
New York F
l'asy, S. C., Mlarch 1, 1.7
WRLESION'S MAYOR AND THE GOVERNOR
MAYOIt SIYTIl'S STATEMIENT.
Hide :Not tiierstanl that Uni er
iiini oval of l' Mtr oli tani oli e . tit
Nlaymr Smnyth1, of Chla.'ht stn, hals
publllished!( thbe corresponldence With
Governor I."ilerhe in) regrdt t~o the re
moraW.l Of 1.het me1tropolita poMiM Ce, anld
in his stateimiiient, to I he city ouillcil ie
t.hI'owS the ret'(, pnsibilit.y ipon ihe
Governi'r for tibe failure of the recent
nego'tiations. Tle following is a ii
ntry of ,he i matteir subiuitti'el to tie
c0i0iciul, With its aion t :bir'on
Mayor Smlyth's3 de.fens'e wvas that Ohe
situatttin had natnedllt such1 shiaue that
hi , hi ilought. he tI uhi speak fir ht imi
,cif IL that ie did ilot, uIndiirstnuid that
Go1vernrilel.rheequiredo. at unanli
Inlously igneid aLTreeiment. if lie iid.
li' says Llt,lat e w oild nevi' lav e
broumghlt, thle paper1 out, of Cohnnh1i.
Oin tle contrary, MIay r S mythl is cur
tions did nlot, providle for' unan1,1ilmu
act ion ()n thel( part- .9f count il.
Mlay-iii Siiiyth I ta t b t, whLiei tie
arrive1 ILd at, th.. capital nit (oveinill
tl-IreS inlvitation and 1,b1 (;ven0
beganl thle nowm faumus coniferenlce wV1111
tihte iciinrk Lhat, the met rinol ital s'IS
tenm had beei diesired by tihl cit.y c(iui
cil, hit iiitiiiatily co'rrect.eI him and
thle fir.St agroemeunt, drawnVl up, which
sthrted ouL with this as1et'Lion, vas
inncelled. I loth agreeimentl s i wre oih
jet-iA blo04 , Slayer Smyt1 ,Iaid, butl, hit
linalliv 1iiri'ed to the S-coIIt as te kiew
tha11t, thek peo)ple. of Chiuk-t.stonl desir1-1.
to be rI liv (i f tile sy tei L d bi1
theefLor ast u ted IV h huilft ia tion in
icidetto that nceptanc.
layor SNllyth i said that, the Uiii-re
kait, thalit ht' wilede Goi(venwLiii thlt
(i ulhlrinin had witied and h1 Wan
nai~in hi prclaat-onwas, evidenlcle
kniw, or chouLv hative'' knownLt, that h
(ar i S inth whf ew iith chief' of piL
toerat the poeri partit's tio ene 1,he t
land that'i~ c>olas tojut inested
with exeutive poes 'uthe rv'ii'ai ithat i
three-fort hs 1~aof io ii~ i l tiaor Lii te
rernoval, and1 il l we r w illn. n a a l
enfrc prorlstarly th i lensairilaw
a~ndin its violator tal''iout ine 131y
his lact 'ionte, Governor admiiii s ohLis
injust ilL Mao SmytOeh Lid, ad the i
tleadloci si on ase ri esuI' lti ofi tio ndiiin
iimcewari ci ii~ t3 115t ily o. td- coditionsi
tii ce(ll of Llarshetac' Alati'open ly
delared(I fiteds six lin nmberit Lon ith
lii 0iLZ iei mit. ed tthC as Ih enr
Ai . enstiioni was Lpun xju aihs pcIhol
)VsInotinilaf cariedLi by Ahlerman Mait,-it
thieson liiIiofid 11be reiar~t facteion, but
onecI ofi 1he4 isin who rtefused to (;ign
lihe agrLeement. seies was aui fi'
riared toiba t, ehi' Lon feen aaiti' ingt
aIth atpo refuied i, sxlin Liis ' i'tt
tigo. tli indinantihl h-ii d giitha heJ~i
was fien fAlri.l ad.h th
wasi oppy t titiiiihie- dispesryi lawgand
Liit he had ci resedu to ne ee o Gov
(itrnoria si terho'sunjut deandsu. I
ston German ~ i ctnt s heii trLa geicallyo
delae 'n CharlIton had1 isntliere
thei h rit iti n u f ai' metLL rioplit an pot
lieui sy tm foridm tiiiLmeo but shi
couLd lndure l~'itor a fw yearsh le
*uaid toa he rifs tho srigwn hec agre
['o Be True,"
oil the Iirt 6 (lay of Septelihoer,
tihe ticts LO tIeI u1)) to
,orei a $5.00 SUI ily. We
ets struck oil aid when they
to I he cistoiler holding the
the Surry. 'very tilit you
lihrt inl any depatmient, youk
lull be ouel 10irn to sell. as. eap
III b out MNotto, especialtlly in
and know thiat what wo say3W is
Cl31)D' & NALLY, P'rops.
eeutive offico, ,iat. iil of the Aldermen
vot-re to sign. If Mayor' siyti uniide
stood ditierently on1L thing is (eitalin,
and that, is that Governor Elllerbo
tinIiks that ho gavo Mr. Smyth to un
derstanId that, all of the Aldermen
were o sign tie agreelent. Wlethuer
i ere wvats oeelnsioln or not for sutch an
"agreeniit" is not, now the matter in
Governollrl h l';erbo said if Nayor
Snoyth or aitione would look over the
ieipited ngrieement, ind which was
signed by tlosi minbers of council
who did sign, it reads "individually
lieeby IIoisiii0 and plCgo oure1cvONe."
Th in vats, ie sIaid, clearly to his under
stiandA ig Ii evidence that the members
(if Cou ticili were to sign "ind ividually,"
V. iic(hi ilealit all wero to sign. If it
wats not so unider-stood Governor Islierbo
y I N1'. SiniiytL did not 14ay so. and if
NIaVoI' Simiyth or Nir'. Blucot did not,
thilk thatt ill the mteinh1erstI iOf Council
would sign this tgireincntliI' r(11ny
aren'i~enl they never said so to hiim at
any LfW1ne, nvier wote hii in to tlhtt of
ftCV. and iave nver said that, tiey at
any Liline told hn that all of the Inein
hers of Coilcil wold not sign the
"a.*grellwlt." NIlayor. i may have
thoIIghIt thit, tie couild get all of the
,ueiI 11rs of Cotticili) si gil tlo "agree
innli lt," ut \ r. ''ie il ists thiat le
never 'aid itl o to himn in his ollice or.
'let ii e hiadti, tings mily atv o
been differeln ly arrtv1inged.
I d 111 it , i", went on) Govlnor
lerbe, "Ut at,, wouild personallly
rati'her not h avi. 1,bo finetropoli tanl polico
reCinovedI froin charle. tonj, ats it Would
grive, him at greatL deaj l ioro Work to
ha11,V' the ClIange." If MayO' Slmyth
wL, really inl larn in is deso to
ha-1ve tht- )Olice0 SYhtVIIm reUInov(_d, Gov
ernorl~tl ,-lehesgtedl tbat it, mnighlt
haveC been:1 aL very.N eay InaItter, for himl
to haUveugg e t', trOu~blo of gut
ting all II111hers Of Coinil to sign the
atr i'f.' C 'lit, intl tvoid anLIy trouble of
Giverori isilerh *ab Very much in
ar tinl Whatt hIle~' t~o say abot.l
thi-, nIatIA-er, and inl Mhat h.4 has
been telling tht- t, i _ht, alb.,olute t
fatot, in thei enltir'e Inatiert fr'uIn tieo out,
GJover'nor' l L'l'ho said thliat hei on ly
-4 lit ionel telegrinl adilvisinhg Ma/or'
lnt he isuidi iuntil tube otl~bir member1)1s
of Cou neil signed thbo agr'eemeltnt. llo
says that, he hast' no recol leet,ian whai tt
tIver (If ever' having sun t a teloegrain to
be Issnlld at, all unliess all theo Alder
inonh signedi thbo atgreemienit, as wo had
iidece shioul hI donil~o at tho inter
NIloreover, ho Satyi no) on1 hias over'
saitl Lihat lie sunit iuiih ia telegr'aml as he
On)ue thi ng is cer'tin, the mnetrtopol i
Iv i ti h1 ani)absole confliclt, of unldor'tandc
inig hait~ween~ Mayor' Smyth and Govor
SAVE \H Yx A TIRA.i.-Tfhe Spartan
hurig I luralid te ils a lmtst, irc.ereisting
stilry about the sav inrg a of hbundredl lives
bly aI tl'ramip ill connitetioni itLh theO land
silidt on the Souitihernlii aiwa la~Iist
A Ltrampt whVose name01 is niot kcnown
wias mlain g hiis way~ iaftir the terr'ilie
rin s toward'i A 11 thta. lic was just he
yondIi Nlt. Airy, G.a., iemeriging from a
idiiep ciit whe h1e1 iheari)td a rumbling
ni.,il neh indi and( lookinig ho beheld
thei imlbankmlent, caving in and( saLw
lthi tiack coml~etuily co)veed wit~h
irt. li was safe beyonid t ho dobr'is,
nit lie r'l~eemblred thnat within a few
wouhi ihei s peedIig along arid ru nn ing
in to LIhis ma11s of tobstrucitions, which
miiatnt icirtatin (death Lio perhaps a
hundredl'Oi I iolcent, pelrsns
Ii. was the wor'k of a moment. Off
i'me h1(1iS tatteredi coat andl for more
thai~n a mrile o ritan as5 fast as5 his feet
wolt carry him.
Stationing himself at a point whero
iie hlad thei track before him in lini
view for a quar'ter of ia milo, ho st4)iod
beotween tho r'ails and tiaggotd for his
l ife. i~ifratically ho waved back and
forth his tatter'ed coat, tip anld dlown
anid across ho swung it, and1( as tho on
gino camne within a few foot, of the man
11o h'2ar1d the brakes itndu h0 know hIs
mfissioni wats accomlplishued. Breath
les, witht extiXon'i and11 eixcitcmon~ft ho
lile got oni the tirainI aind wenft back, and
whe ltheLic ~t pai~ige're leaurned the in
dmi e Cver y liatrd wenlt,11. instin oly
III0 iin e.hiwasIplaced into~l i tho hand0
went, ilnto Neucidg Ilarlt ~s for a mileage
bjook which will cnablo him to go on