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THE EOPLE'S OURNAL.
VOL. 7.---N0. 17. PICKENS, S. C., THURSDAY, MAY 20, 1897. ONE DOLLAR A YEAR.
flY CARLES SLOAN REID.
From Thie l''ritain, by special pernis
siona Of the publibhliers, Munuey & Co.,
It was a dark night that settled down
over the inounta&ins of uppen' South
Carolina. The sky was heavy with
black clouds, and the low mutterings
of thunder which stcomed to issue from
the ravines and gorges, and the zigzag
hlashes of lightning which darted away
from the hill tops, all foretold the com
Down over tho rocks and among the
shrubs a young 'Y1nountaineer was mak
Ing his way. He seemed to know his.
ground, and moved onw.ard with un
hesitating stop until ho ~ reachol a
point overlooking at deep, wild gorge,
where far down Lit r'ough tibe da-kness,
shone the faint glow of a light. The
young woodsman Ltwpped it momet,
then muttered :
He's thar already. 'Pears to me
that lire makes too m1ruchI light, thoug h.
Wonder what Boh's a gwino to say
when r tell him, This is about the
safest pocket in the hudl ridge, and now
I guess we'll have to mi0ov,'."
He turned away and passed around
to the side of the gorge, where he
made his way down by a steep, cir'
cuitoUs path to the bed of the ravine
below. When he caine within the
glow of the light, lie nteruid the door
way of a small log house built up from
the ground. In one end of the place
was a rock furnace, and on it was a
large coepcr kettle with at cap and
stein. A fire was burning undur the
kettle, and nea-r the furnace, seated
upJ)on a rough- bench, was a young man
with light reddish hair, sandy rmun
tache, and blue eyes. His trousers
were stuffed down into his boot legs,
and by his side on the bench lay at large,
wide brimmed wiitite hat, tihe brim
turned up in front and pinned to the
crown with a large thorn. In a belt
about his waist were two shining re
volvers. The young nan who entered
the place was dmesscd and accoutered
very much like the young man on the
bench, and In his face was a blood re
semblance, for they were cousins-Bob
and Alf t inkin.
Alf entored though the doorway of
the cabin and crozsid the earthen floor
to the furnace, where he stirred and
rolenished the fire. Tne place was a
blockade distillery owned by the two
cousins and operated by them, with
the assistance of Tom Drake, who
worked on a profit sharing basis.
Along one side of the shanty was It
high p!atformn on which rested two
large vats. These were the mash tubs,
and entering through the end of the
house was a little trough which sup
plied the Cool w'ter' barrel, in which
the " worm " was coiled, with the
waters of a bright little stream near
When Alf had " chunkcd '' the fire,
he sat down by the other man on trie
bench. After a little pause, Bob
Where is Tom ?"
" What di'ye r acon ?" answered Alf.
"About Tom ? Dino."'
" W It you moughtn't think it, Bob;
but he's jined th revinueri ."'
" You uon't. iman to tel h '-"
" Yes, hut i do, though. He went
down to Wathalla today to take the
oath ; and lie's promised to gin us all
After a long pause, during which
Bob sat with his chin in his hands, he
" Alf, I never 'specteA it, I neer
" No more did I ; but hit's a fact for
Sarcy told me no more'n a hour ago."
" Sarey told you herself ?"
"Yes, oanad she's powerful cut up)
"Wt.v3 worked together aright lhere,
Tomn andI rie, for n ig h on tor s'even
ycar', and never hard airy shi'otin' or
cuttinr' scrapt~e atweenr i~ urnt ai ry oneC.
Alf, I don't hard y believe it.''
Bob shook h'is head slowly arnd
dr'oppead his cin inuto hiis hands aeain.r
"' Well,'' said Al!, "I guears you i
have,-to ar'ter a w iite. I seed S rey
jest atbout a hou' argo. anad ,-he t. dd me
all about it ; and1(, I h. she ac rtally
shied tears, she was so cut upi, she
" What did she samy, Alf ?"
"' She said ats how 'Tomu had j'ned the
revenuers, and tourned agi n un ; arnd ars
how we'd .allsbetter keep ar shar'p look
out, b'carse Tomn kpows cvery smoke on
-"Poor Sar'ey," said l30b, half to himi
self. "' She sot sich a powerful sight
by Tom, and she wars a g wire to mar'y
hIm this fall. And I loved her enough
mlor'e'n 'Tom(1( did)bt I seed1 sihn loved
hIm, so I didn't try to come atweena
'en.-didn't cver' try to. And now he's
gone arnd dlisgracied hibself, andl matybe
br'oke Sitr'y's hearit. Alf, we'll rmect,
him and rme, and 'tain't a gwino to ho
long off. And when we do, Aif -wvell,
It's him or me, him or me. that's all ;"
and tihe young blockatder tappedi one of
tihe revolvers in his belt significantly..
"I loved Sarrey ; rand Tomn- wnell, I'd
hrato to do it,, AlIf ;but it's him or mi;
thr atin't, lnt other way, ias I cran see."
Bob arose atnd "' chunked " the lir'o
under the kettle, then walked ar'ound
to the 4lAe of the furnraco, where a
little white stream of spirits was pour
ing frm the end( of the priotru'tdinag
"worm"l ' into it long kog.
"[How is it , atsked AlIf.
" Good eourgh ;thatt mash will turn
out anll1 r'ight,"' said Hob)1, r'etnlrning andl
seating haimnself on the bench, where
he again dropped h is ch in Into his
hands, andl lapsed into silence.
Th'ie rain began to pour11 (down with it
sudden fur'y, the low boatrd rojof gi ving
back a melancholy sondt to the patte"
of the big dr'ops. Th'le thunndoirind
lIghtning had cerased, and the blackest
darkness relgnedl withoutt. Brut thie
weird shadows w hichl danced aroundm
the walls in[ the fireil ighlt wel'e oldl
acqualntarnces of the two men insidle,
who took no notice of their grotesque
Iain ally the rain cearsed, hut the uttter'
blackness st ill r'eigne'd witourt. for ta
cloutds hung low do'wn ovrl thre dulls
and the tree tops~ ,u' rmrom" than ha m
an hour Roither ofI t he rm rn hadl Spoakenf
Alf had7rmade a disenvery. an'd had
been thinkling about it. Habl wvas ina
love wvitlh Sara'y Maruld in, arnd Al I loved
her himself. It seemned thrat all thr'ee
of the parrtnoi's loved tire same girl.
But Alt and Bob had seenl that Sarey
preferred Tom Drake, and both had
secretly resolved not to come betwoet
them, each one Ignorant of the fac1
that the other was making the samt
sacriflce. Now hope had sprung up in
All's bosom sinco Sarey had told hirr
of Tom's treachery. Now he had dis
covered that Bob loved her. Ho rc
solved to keep the secret of his owr
love, for Bob's sake; and again thc
hope passed from his heart.
When the rain ceased, the two mon
arose ;' and, while one of them dragged
the 1ire from under the furnace, the
other removed the Cal) from the still,
and then placed a corncob in the bung
hole of the keg that held the product
' Bob, 1 guess we'd better move the
still to a safer place this very night,''
" Nary a move, Alf : This still has
becn here nig 1 on .) seven years, and
here she's a gwine to stay."
"A. I riLht if you say so ; I'm not the
Main to step off and leave you."
" Alf, you can tot the keg down to
the )urI POplar as you go home, and
I'd stay here till she cools off, and
kinder straighten things up afore I go.
t iI meet you it the burnt poplar agin
daybreak in the mornin'."
A If shouldered the heavy pine keg,
and, passing through the doorway,
was soon lost to view in the darkness.
l3ob again seated himself on the bench,
with his chin. in his hands, and gave
himself up to melancholy reflections.
Alf had been gone some time, and the
embers that had been raked from the
furnace gave out only a faint glow to
light the interior of the still house,
wheddark form appeared in the door
way. Bob heard the step, and instantly
sprang to his feet with a revolver in
his hand, but as suddenly dropped the
weapon and stood back when he re
cogniz -d the visitor.
" You, Sarey !" he exclaimed.
" hat brung you here at this time o'
" I've come to gic,you warnin,' Bob,"
said the girl, as she throw a light
shawl from round her head, and ad
vanced across the earthen floor. The
smooth, round cheeks were glowing
from the exertion* of her walk, her
eyes shone brightly in the dim light,
and her long back hair hung in
charming disorder about her pretty
" Warnin' for what ?" asked Bob.
" Warnin' agin Tom Drake. Has
Alf beu here t)-night ?"
" Yes; lie's been gone about a half
" And didn't he tell you about Tom?"
"Yes; but, Sarey, somehow I couldn't
more'n hAlf believe it."
" But hit's so, Bob ; he told me so
hisself, and he's gwino to git you and
Alf fust. I couldn't sleep tonight for
thinking about it, so I jest got up and
come over here to beg you and Alf to
move your still somewhere else this
" But I can't do it, Sarey ; she's been
here a long whet, and here she's a
gwine w stay."
" Oh, Bob, jest to think o' Tom a
turnin' agin' ail you uns, and I been a
thinkin' o' him as a feller what would
stiek by a body forever ; and now he'i
gone and upsot It all. I told him I
never would speak to him no more."
Sarey caught up her apron, pressed
it to her face, and began to cry. Bob
looked at her, and choking back a
great lump from his throat turned
away a step or two, then came.back
and laid his big brown hand gently on
the girl's arm.
" Doln't,, Saroy, don't !" he said, " for
Tom ain't wuth no tears o' yourn."
lie led her to the b-nch, where she sat
down, and :n a few moments had dried
"Sarey," con',inued Bob, after a
pause, " Ton ain't wuth nary' nuther
tnouight o' yourn, and I wouldn't wIaste
'em on 'ti. Thar's a ptlenity on us left
yit that's a sighit bett ,r'ni Tiom."
"I know it; l only wni~h I'd a knowed
. Sar-e y, won't you answer me one
q ,ertion ? trease I think a power o'
yiu, andi I want to know'."
Of courtse ll answer any question
you ax, l.Hob, h'eaise you've allers been
so g(ood to mie, j s. like a brother."
" Well, Sarey, tell me which one o'
the boys you liked the best, arter
"Why, I allers did like Alf jest as
well as Tom, but Aif never 'peared to
like me, antd T1om did."
Again Bob swallowed a groat lump
that, had gathered In his throat.
" Alt Is a good feller ; he'd never go
back on us," he managed to say as ho
arose fr'om the bench, and began to
putt 3,hings to rights about the di5
tillery. is task completed, he turned
to Saroy, who stood in the doorway.
''i'll walk home with you," ho said.
Bob thr'ow seime water on the dying
embers of the fire, then led the way
through the (lark, wet woods, followed
closely by Sairey, neither of them
speaking a woi'd until they came to the
highway, about a mile distant. They
dId not have far to go after they had
reached the road.
Whenm Bob bade Sarcy good night,
he gulped diown anothber' choking son
sation which arose in his throat, and
turned about to retrato his way somno
distance along the road before turning
olf toward hIs own home.
In less than twenty four hours every
moonshiffer throughout the mountain
district knew that 'rei D~rake had
turned tafaitor and joined the revenue
force against his old comi'ades. Dur
ing the wholeoof the second nIght after
this Information went abroad, men
were at work moving theIr distilleries
te safer retreats, one only remaining
at, his old stand-the one that belonged
to tihe IC nkin boys.
It was more than a week after the
night on which Sarey had visited the
still house, when Bob and Alt Itankin
were ridir~g along dowrf the road to
wards the home of Sar'ey. Neither of
them had uittered a word for some
time. At length Bob broke the
silence, speakliig without turning his
eyes from a direction straight ahead
"Al f, you air the man."
"' I'm thme man 9'
"Yes, you air the man tor' Sarc'y."
"' Whtat do yout meau. 1 >b?
"' I mean that Sarey loves yout bet
tecr'n aliry 'ntther man on1 1 tlie ridge."'
"Youm don't say y llow'd you find
'' A rtcr you left, the stili house that
night, Sarey was that'."
" She was ?"
" Yes. and she was a n,.yin' about
the disgraceful doin's o' Tom ; and
and, Alf, I axed ber-if thar warn't airy
'nuthor follor she liked jest as well as
she did Tom; and she 'lowed she
allers liked you jest as well, but you
never scomed to like her. Now I've
told you, Alf, and I want to know if
you love her."
"I allers have, Bob ; but I stood
back for Tom ; and arter what you said
t' other night, I was a gwine to stand
back for you."
Again that sensation as of the heart
rising into the throat came to Bob,
and the two men rode on in silence.
The sun waz swiftly dropping to
wards the crests of the western hills
when Bob and Alf stopped in front of
old Jerry Mauldin's long, double cabin.
Sarey was sitting in tibe open hallway,
,iielling beau:-; but she aroso and catno
out to the road when the two men had
"Ton's been seed a foolin' around
Long Creek to-dny," said Sarey, "an (
I meant to send you uns word afore
now, but pap's been allin' all day, and
I couldn't leave liim."
"We ain't much afeared of him,"
said Alf. "l e's been a keepin' quiet
a sight longer'n I 'spected, though."
" We've been a lookin' for him to
come down on us at the still house
afore now," added Bob.
" Sar'v, have you got any cider ?"
asked Alf. " We're kinder thirsty."
" Lots of it. One of you hold the
horses while t'other one goes with me
to the spring house, and we'll fetch up
the jug and gourd."
" ill hold 'em," said Bob dreamily.
Alf and Sarey turned away along
the path which led around the house,
and were lost to view'. Bob stood be
twoon the heads of the horses with his
chin againet his breast. He was think
ing of the treachery of Tom Drake,
and of the jewel he had lost in the love
-of Sarey Mauldin.
For once Bob allowed himself to re
lax his watchfulness. About thirty
yards beyond the house the road bent
suddenly to the right, and turned
abruptly down the hill toward a little
stream that wound its way along the
base of the ridge. Bob's car, usually
sensitive to the slightest sound, did,
not hear the approach of hoof beats up
the little hill behind the shrubbery
until the horsemen had reached the
bend in the road. Bob's hand flew to
his revolver as he looked up; but he
was too !ate, he was under cover of a
weapon In the hands of Tom Drake.
" I guess you air mine," said Tom as
he rode uip.
"Yes; like a fool I went to sleep
and Lot ketched. What's wanted ?"
" You air a gwine with ime to Wal
"Tom, you air a measly, low down
"No, I've jest now got to be a gentle
man, and I'm a gwine to make gentle
men out'n all you fellers."
"Alt and Sare% will be here directly
with some cider, then I'll go with
" Bob, you'd better let me have that
"I'll never do it, Tom Drake !"
At this moment Alf and Sarey came
around the house, Alf bringing a large
jug in his hand. The young man's
quick eye took in the situation of the
two men in the road, and in the twinki
ing of an eye his revolver flashed to a
dead level with the informeir's breast.
"Hold on a minuto, Alf !" shouted
Bob. " I'm fairly took, and I guess
I'd better go with him."
Alf quickly looked into the eyes of
his cousin, and the two men seemed to
understand each other.
"Pass tile cider over here, Sarey,
and I'll drink you a farewell for a
w hile," said B,)b, him liig.
SAr'y )ed th3 cider- in silence,
never oveO look iig at Tom, w ho toolk
thbe gourd ll'ered him by Bob, and
I Ian .
"Now I'm readly. Good by, Alt
Good~ by, Sarey ! ' said( .Bob, as he
mounted his hor-se. T1om mnountedi,
andl tile two men, captive and captor,
ro'de away in the soft light of the lin
gering sunset. When they reached
the turn in the road, Bob looked back
andi lifted his broad brim med hat to
Alt andi Sar'ey, who were standing side
by side gazmng after him. Then tbey
faded from vie~w, and the two horse
men rod-s on in silece. They were
approaturIng tihe brook at the foot, of
the hWI' .vhien Bob spoke.
"Tom, I never would take no mean
advantage of at fulle' ; so l'dl tell you
now, huit's you uir me. Pull your gun !"
Instantly two r'evolvors leaped to a
lov.l in theo gathering light, and four
shots p~assed with what seemed like
two sim ultaneous ireports.
Aif heard them, arnd, weapon in
hand. sprang down the road. closely
followeu by Sar'oy A r'ider'less horse
swep~t b~y them at the tur'n of the hlll
arid when they r'eached the sandy level
near the brook they found two lifeless
forms lying close together in the nar
Bob Rankin and Tom Drako had
settledl tile question of honor between
themselves, and had settled the qluls
tion of love for Alf and Siarey.
-The origin of South Carolina's so
briquet " tbe P'almetto Stateo," is thus
e'xpralned :" On June 28, 1776, a force
of less than 100 Carorinlans, under
command of Moultrie, protected by the
rude fortification on Sullivan's Island
In Char'leston harbor, made of the
trunks of the palmetto rep~ulsed the
attack of a Briitish fleet, under comn
muand of Sir Peter Parker and when
the State of South Carolina was or
ganizt id, tihe State seral, which wras
first used in May, 1777, was made to
commemo il'rate this victory. A palm
tr'eo, gr'owing er'ect o'n tile serashor'e,
represents th'e streingtih of the tort,
while rat its base an oak tree, torni
firom t'o groun-d and depr'ived of its
b-anches recails the British Ileet, built
of oak timber, overcome by the pal
--" Where do you wish to go ?" asked
the railroad ticket seller, as a seine
what unsteady man slapped down half
dallar before him. "Sh-pose It's h-'.
Got any tickuts to theret ?' sail the(
apl)i~canlt. '' No ! Olliec for' tha:. larLI
aceross the street,'' sa4idI thre railr'oad
man, p)ointling to a Iliuor satloin.
--D'. Hatbington used to till ia itory
of an Irsh genrtlemanr, for w homr ie
prescibed an (emetic, styIorg: ''.\Iy
dear doctor, It Is of no us', your g i vow'i
me an ermette. I tried it tw ice in)
Dublin, andi It would not stay on any
etomaoh eithe tdma "
THE AGRICULTURAL HALL CASE DECIDED.
THE STATE ISAGA IN DEFEATED.
Wesley Ge(ts the Bluiltling, but the
IMu1 Ri(ge Bonds are Not Vali
diated-The State Dispensary Will
Coitiiuo its Operations.
The State has lost the Agricultural
Hall case and the State dispensary
will have to move out sooner or later
and seek other quarterro. The follow
ing dlspatoh was received last night:
" The United States Supreme C urt
has allirmed the decision of the Circuit
Court for the Circuit of South C.tro
lina in the " Agricultural Ha!l " case,
nvolving the tit-le to the Agricultural
Hall in CIiumbia, S. C. Eiward B.
Wesley, of New York, bought the
)ropert.y of the Commissioners of th.
State Sinking Fund, but there were
alleged irregularities in the purchaso
and he brought suit against J. E. Tin
dal, the Secretary of the Sta.te and J.
It. Boyles, who had been employed by
the Secret'.ty of the State to guard
ileo lropert.y, to secure possession.
Tindal and Boyles, in the lower Courts,
contended that th0v "-r r ! - !-- - ','
diants. of th - V-ry an1d that the
Stata cou!-i not be sued, but the pus
session of the pro)erty was given to
Wesley. This judgment was alliried
by the S,- premo Conrt in an olinion
by Justice Harlan, who hold that the
State was not necessarily a party to
Governor Ellerbe was informed of
the decision as soon as it was received.
He said that he would express no
opinion uutil he had seen the decision
of the court.
Attorney General Barber was secn
In his oltico and was shown a copy of
the decision. le said that he expect
ed it and was not surpr-ised at the ou'.
come. He said that tha decision did
hot validate the Blue Ridge bonds ten
dered in payment, but that it simnply
meant that Mr. Wesley having tender
ed money for the first paymeut and
having fultilled other portions of the
contract was entitled to the pronerty.
General Barber would not, however,
discuss the situation, preferring to
await the full report of the decision.
In case the State should eventually
be forced out of the building, Mr.
Barher said that he did not know
wh.tt would Ie done or whore the busi
ness would he condueta3d. Be said that
In the usual course of legal procedure
it would talce some days for the de
cisIon to be effective. The State hias,
however, no other remedy, and ti
)robabilities are that Mr. Wesley wil
soon have possession of the b .iiding.
He can rent it to the State and tne
likelihood Is that some contract of the
kind will be ent :red upon. With the
fixtures and ilAut as now estatished
it would be an exlense unwarranted
1o establish another plant of Lq u1al fa
cilities. The situation is one, their
fore, not only of g reat importance, but
of vast interest to the taxpayers of the
The news that the United States
Supreme Court had finally awarded
the Agricuitstral flail to Mr. Wesiey
was hardly a surprite to tie Stato au
thorities, for they had expected it to
come sooner or later. But supposing
tnat the dispensary auta oritics can
not agree with Mr. Wesley on the
terms of rental, thirty days yet re
mained before the plant will have to be
removed. In that time the dispensar
can b.e moved out to another I)uilding
and operations will go on as usual.
Pot the information of the public it.
may as we. I be stated now as hereafter,
that even if the dispensary has to get
out of tilo Agricultural Hall bhi iding
it will run along just, as well. The de
cisioni iuts the Sit.at to someil expense,
if a move hias to he made, but the dis
pensary will go along as if yore, de.spito
decisio ns of courts, BecK rogc itrunks
or- anyth ing else.
1'ho publication of tihe decision
brought out the fact that the Board
of Control bus b~een considering the.
advisabili ty of changing the liace of
business, lor 'linancial reasons. TIhe
dIrayage part of t.he busintoes is a big
oine in point, of molney. To Ii rst, han
the goods from a depot to' the d ipeni
sary and1 after- an order h tis beeni r
eeivedl, t.0 again haul thenm back has~
been an~ ex ptnse that the ihard of
Con'trol wished to avoid. I 'rops i t~ions
have been made to them whereby ce.r
tain warehouses immediately on the
Iinte of iraliroads could be ron ted. T~hereo
piroplositLions have been unoder con
sidieration for some time, and wer-e notI
acted on, but, in view of thu fact, that ait
change of base may be necessary they
become qu ilt 3 interesting.
I or inlstanieo, it is1 said tha it Mr..1
Cald well Rtobei-tson has oilfered the
d ispenaruy authoi-ities the use (If the
warehouse on Gervais street, bel iw the
Union depot, which is noiw partially
occupied as a batttinlg factory. I t, is
understood that the prloposition mtade
was that, tho Statec could hiave the
building at the same price it now paiys
for drayage. Ttis proposition remains
Another idea Is to rent thle old1 Ifs
keli cotton mill. It not only is a go ,d
building, but is on line of railroads
and dlrayage would be saved.
lBut all of the above Is speculative.
If the State atrranges with Mr-. Wes
ley proper terms of rent can he made,
but what will be done remains to be
Governor Isiirbo wats asked as toI
whait wonuld b thbe outcome, but he
dleclinedl to make any statement, lIe
satid, however, that there were oth( r
places and the diopensary would not
A very interedsting legal quiestion has
aurisen as to whectheir the permanfi nt
I impurovements "miade in the buiding
in the shape oif engines, pulloys, etc.,
would go with it when Mr. Wesley got
Assistant Atthrney General Town
send refused to answver the ques.-tion,
intinmating in his reply thatt the qules
Lion mnight c-lm- up~ ini be courIIt-.
(t is g.enerally cone).*.d( I at, W, x!.ay
wall havea r-ient. ti i-ma-i entat for
tt least .ight-ern imo-t ., thia'. biemi
the t (1 I duin g w ieii . h- State- coii
'ention as to tha o.. (-r- o11(f tile
.miount of theO re ntia wI i ld il ot.
Known, no0 agrnl'meni, hnv in! eover been
4.1 Oin the subhj -.Ci.. .lid (a PEIWnsenid
st,.sted that the a nount, would have to
be decided by a jury.
in the meantinio preparations are
being made to get out of the building
by the dispensary ollicials. A now
building may be crocted on Gervals
street, near the railroads, or some
warehouse may be rented in case ar
raugetnents cannot be made with Mr.
BML AR11 ON HCATING.
His E14xperlenco in Gardoning and
Growing Fruits-Ini Early Tinmes
!Mesh Wias Not Used for Food.
And now Jho potato bugs have come
again-como early-ahead of time, and
I have to wiage war on them. There
is always sonethinlg to prey on very
tlhing that i.s good. E'ternal Vigi lance
is the J)ice of liberty anld jUs, so it is
the price of a good garden. The
,veeds outgrow every thing yoU l)iant
Antd nothing hurts them. Briers and
thistles and Crabigrass and dogfennel
and chickweed grow right along just
like little sins and bad habits. It
takes constant work and constant
watching to koep down weeds and
original sin. 1100, vet'y one that
thirtstuth I boight a dine's worth of
paris r'een and dissolved half a tal)e'
- imonful in half a bucket of water and
inkle-d tite boot3Leo careful;y last
c" etminog and this mtiorn iug thev are
leaid. But, this does not und it, for
they have .just begun to come. It is
not much trtouble and will savo.the
potatoes. I tried it last year. Be
sure and itmark i, paper that, contains
thbe powder " poison " and put it where
teh grandchildren can't. get it. Put
tite mixture on Nith an old whisk
broom and what is left in the bucket
tang it up high sotmew here till wanted
We had a fruit grow(- i's' convention
hcro last week and 1.-arne'l a good
leal about exterminating these pes-ti
ferous things, both visible and invisi
Ll :. It is a right good education to
hear sueh experienced it- n talk io
Mr. NiiI..e, Cotonel Nesbitt and Ir.
Staries. I wish tibe convention woui
meet here once a month. My 'tspect
for borticul t'ue and ioI'ticultui'ists is
very great. The Ilereknians and N r.
It imipi tln(d )r. Jones enavo done a
worid of good in advancing the growtht
if fruit trees and dilfusing knowledge
among tho people.
The growing of fruit is no doubt the
oldest ocuipation known to man. It
Imot happily combines physical labor
.ith scientilie study and the reward is
useful, grattfying and relininig. There
is no doubt, but fruit and v-getables
were the only food of muankind fori
1 500 years af tter man was created. I
atuued to this in a little talk I deliv
ured to the convention, and some of
my Bible-reading friends have since
questioned me about it and asked for
toy authoity. They reminded mne
that Abel's e-acrilice was from his
1i icks and was iore neceptiblo than
(Xtirn's off-ring of the fruits of tle
grouind, it, does not follow, however,
t-hat the flocks were for food. Only a
few of the animals were lit for any
thing and these few, suchIt as dorm stie
cattle, were r'quired for beasts of
burden and tillinug the loil and fui'nist,
" And the Lord muade coats of skins
and clotlted them."
Bofoie the fall, and whilo Adam
and E ,e lived in the gaiden of 1den
tho fruit of the trees and the herbs
therein were their only food. Aftet
they were driven from the garden the
Lord said :
"Thou shalt cat the lierh of the field.
In the sweat of thy face shalt thou ea't
bred." Al "God sent, him forth fi om
Pit, gardeie to till the ground, whence
he was taken."
There is nothing about eating tIhshi
kip to that time. He fore I'%ve was
cr1eatted the Ilord-( staid to Ad amt:
I have given you every herbc anid
the fruit of ever'y tree and to you it
shall be for meat."
lie gave Adam dominIon over the
aiimals and Adam named thent but,
nowbioro Is it, intimated that they wet-c
Now lot us pass down the genera
GiOn5 tuntil after the llaiod. " And
JoJ said to N-mbh, 'Vim feair of yoJu
ihail be upon every beast of the earth
indl every fciwl of theo tilr and thbe lishtes
ef the sea- and~ ''ver y miov intL' thintg I
.hat livethi shall be meat fore you.
Svni a-i the green herb have~ I hive-n I
,eu all thtIigs. lBuit, lleshi w itlt the life
htere'of, whIticht is t e blood th ereof,
WnTotn Mou caine lie limi ted the
ind of animals that iight he uisedl for' (
00d. Swine were specially priohii ted t
mnd to this day no J.aw will mtake a
tog of him isel f by etinzg hog, felesh I
antinrg hais never beeni conisi der ied r'e
ining or sp~i'ituial zing in its inluences
iai pon urin ttitu rec, and yett thbere is no
loublt that, the iabouiing mant nuous
in i mal focod. Solomton says. "'Gee not,
limoing the ri itoits eaters of lIit ." TIhie;
itildr'en of isruael cided Mo~ses fori'
br'ing ing. thiemi away fromt tPbe il -.,h i
pots of lI>ypt, and0( so the I )t'd sont
ltbemi qulali1s tn eat, for suipoer an itman- I
nai for br'eaikfast. Ev~ en somce of our i'
teeth ar'e calle 1( Canines, from '"eantit,"''
a clog, be cause we tear lIes h w ithi them in
like~ a dog. As a manit gr'ows oel ihe
e ires less for' iI :sh, but htis applotti to for
fruciit, never' maves him. IBut, If lie
dIident 1i:,e hiis hk inrg for II esh lie
couildn't eat much of it nobiow, fort'
tabout that Ltilne he loses hiis teeth and
pirovidence ad monishes himci tha t it isi
Limeli to h)(pi'e pr for that spi ritutal food i
that comoth f~romt above. Tlhere is a
food of the godls caliled atithr'osia. but
it Is made of frit aind not of Ii she.
Cot ni bal-, I we'c II '-sh -ra-.v II c-h, booody
11 -sh, and evenm tt humiani II ih, anduj
tsne~y ar'e nPxt Ltlcidgs in theC seal of
cr'ea!t.io~n. No, ther'ce is n0 refilnemient
in, II -se ca',n and yet I am fi ree toi
eon f's-, t eat, I ami not, yet old etnough or
sainL cenoight to retfuts to dl no on tur
key or fried chicken or quiail on toast.
Goldsmith's htermit was dreadfully
heartbroken whten h'e said:
"'No Il icksc that roam ihte valley free
'to s' aicgh er I contdomni; .
'Taught by th it. I'ower tat p1 ties me,
I learc to peitLy lienm.'"
Th'iat was aell r'igzt c.tail he found his
Xcipelinla an]i then I r ekon Ite killed a
ecbiicn for break fat',. liut it is a fact
'o fo..i tat If th ey had to kill tlhei r|
-w n s helP Lnd bulIlocks and chick 'ns
or' focd thsey wouod do withbout iI Mh
fir a lonrg tim!'. It, takes a hard heart
andl a s'.c'ong man to butcher a laimb,
arid yet, It, has to b3 doneo. I don't,
mean a hardaned heai but a hena
H I.A. IT IS. We propose
(or as soon thereafter as
give to tho sIccessfi lI ens
tro haing v ing (i vI thousand tick
are al given1 out wo will gi ve
greatest. nmiiiber of tickets,
trade to the ao11(junt of one do
are entitlod to it ticket. It si
Underbuy and undersell sh
our 0ry Goods and Notions 1)
V isit, us and get. our pricos,
true. Y ours to sav
New York F
Easy, S. C., March 1, IS,
hat will not fainut. at, sight, of pairn or
0o0d. My Imloitler iwoUlhi not, kill It
hicken, but, she woid dress it and
ook it without oljection, I haive
Vuing their hiead s otl. I bt I woulidn't
lo it now for my own sake. As we
.1row olderl wet grow kinlder anld hm-vo
nior'O resp ct, for the tiro that. (od
aVo l it'll seretalures, Thtis'exc, ptM,
makesq. I never iesit.o 1bott. k illinl
na1tkts. UInelt' SUm. killed It little Oe
n tho lower corner of the gard en last,
veeck and my Wife baseit beet in
,hose part s since, for she still insista
hat w here there is one there aro two.
lit' I don't hilamne woman for her an
apathy to snake's. They ge i'old
ilther l':ve a great, trouhic and it hits
urvived to all her doiught. ws. " il
iorrow thou shilt 1)1ing forth ch i e iirn
Md thy desire sha il h to thiy h ur hand
tld lit shiall rule over theo." What
1n aw ru urt.se '. r peciatly the last.
It was hard, v'ery hard, on Eive - fol
the comm and not to Iat of the tr ee of
knowl -goev wis not, given to her, but to
Adami before -ve was created, May
he Adami did not tell her in an im
Nevertheless the ctirse is upon her
and will remain so until she j 'ins tie
angels, I eetck'on. 131 1, A '.
A Gt HIcNV 1,I1E FA I'lMi i.
Ins prMoving 14san111 Withour Verctilizes-14
a(i 11y Itaiil ing Coi I on-CI(enn CIll
fure I he Secret of' uicerNs.
,I'Ia y Gaiitt ill l'Iediiont leadlight.
Last Wedlnesday rniy frioend Hab h e l
amiiis, of Greeiville, cume, down to see
te and ttko in the sigh's of Spartan
irg. 13h is one of thie biggest,-hoart
d fellows iin the Statu. lHe is con
;tructed on the Ilca-hit.en sorrel order
>f betauty, but what lBub hicks in looks
10 iakes ip in elev ieriwss. If(o is the
on-in-lw of C.tpt. Wihite, of tli
Windsor Hotel. and brotiier-in-law to
O)l nghiam. Wv think his bittaicil
im stry i omst, have owed the Capt ainI a
rud1ilge an1d paid liiIn oilf in son-in-law.
hiut te Captiain says lie is proud of hi
boys, anid woiull d ilo, o'hjoet, to somei
mire Old debht~s being bep idated wit~h
tho satiri kind of two- leggedl culrre'ncy.
Ibbil lid lls has boon li vinrg in Green
villo for' to thbes'o mrany years, anid of
sourse on ireach ing the bus:iuing, busy
sity of Spartanburg ho felt, hiku 'oca
loonttas wh len sheL flest landelltd in IjiO
lon. Hut It don't, Lake hong to a-aell
nato U .,b Iellam- anri~,ird lho soon miade
itlmsil f att home1. tie spent thre greator
"'it o1 his ~im ate iLLee~ker''s dIri nking
Otla water andi~ eatinrg goober' canrly.
in blic ie ve il rig wVu ilit our friend,
ri hie was inti IIted witti soitia wattr
o ia hialitirin arid so stuck up wi,h
1olsse cand otiiy that youi00 t Iou iLve
50(d himi for' Ily-p;apolr. lIob~ wantedl
0 know whier' thbey got, their swveet
ried wvater' at, arid i f it, camne from the
ienin Spr'ings ho hod hoard so much
lIh S ft ellamurs run s at furniituo O store
ni Greeniv ille, arnd atlso ownnt~ onio of the
>ost farmsn in thii South. It, only con
alins li) aer' s, but for yealrs lit has
uad, at not, piruoit, itn theo phme, beiside(s
ruppoirtdng Iris failyt3. of $1.0001t p'r
niium. I hiave hi aid a great, dleat
,b5ot hiiS niiodet farrii, 11nd unraveed
uiy friend of the~ following inifortma
Mr. It oilams says that when lie Ii rst
uoughit, thie lilaco his friends r'idiculedl
lie idea of matktig at living thelron,
,nd onei facetiousi ly iOlrered Lthat it,
van theho bst pilacu in the country to
ranuI corn co rin to. Th le land Is a thm i
rey soil. liut, l) wont to work, and
v ithiot, the aplienbtion of any mianure
xcept, g uanfo, and with the~ pr'l'oction
i cotton as hiis prihnci phi er op, he last,
rear' made on 55 acres 50t blues of coL
on weighing 4910 pounds each, and
mt, for the dr'ougnil would have matdo
5 bat ' s. The total valueo of the entIire'
:rps pro'duced0( on (65 acres was~ $2,3toi
Now, this shows whiat can b~ it comi
d ish~ed otn OUr poor' landit oniler socin
d lie tl . age and goodi mianagemetnt.
I asked MIr. Illllams w (ait k nil of
nanuire he used, andl if the sowed ito vn
als land in cow peas? lII ri-lthed that
Ghoe only mnan ore he used was t 10 uiuatl
juantity of giiano pecr aeri, andil as cot
Lonl was his onty pr10icpal cropi, andL it
took thie wholo year' to miake and gath
eir It, he cou hI not imnprove his land by
a~rtifle~iihiethiods. BLit lie always madeo
It at rulet to raise his own suplie~ js.
M r. I Iollaws then went, On tO explain
that he hadt broughit uip his Itid by
itteian ltiivation-I nviir ltt~ing ab hladhe
if graus or hnh~i growi to hu3 Cut, greon.
li ' xym~' il Liit diwhen'i vegetation
wats groini'ig andl yoi lde str'oyed It in
thl 0re! iiIit.a 2ge you ios o dest royt d the
germii- at i:,n i otante of t,m Soil aro'undl~
it. Ta'.k', for Iistaniji, a forest, troe.
To~ ciit down.l Lii tht, W while' the sap Is
li 1y (, m ans ,o5 to the~ lhad for' man~ly foot,
utrounid it,, for the fertilizing prtoportlies
havo gone un' into that tren with the
[o Be True,"
on the first day of Soptembor,
the tickets are taken up) to
Lmer IL $75.00 SURRY. Wo
ets struck elf and when they
to i li customi' holding the
the Suriry. ilvory timo you
Ila' in anly ' dopairtment, you
itall be our aim to soll as cheap
ill bo our Motto, especially in
ai(d know that what we say is
3 you money,
Cl4YlD N & NAlLLY, Plrops.
Say. It is the samie way with grass,
weeds Or any othe.r vegetation. If you
peri it thei to grow, and then hoforo
Lhey die down and tho sap goes back
into the soil, cut, thomn up, you rob
your lands of it.b fcrtuility. It matters
not how stimiall the sprig of grass,
when cut green, you take that much
,1U1ance frmn tho ground around it.
31'. l1ellais then went, ')n t) oxplalin
thme rI'asoni 8org h umn cane I mprovrlishI
*sd ground was cutting it while green.
If you pltit, your laud in cano and lot
it dit down and tlt% substance contain
ed thereinii go back into the ground, It
will b lie richest, spot on the place.
NIr. Ltel lams says there is no crop that
will so rapidly bring uip our thin lands
its Cttini, if you ntever let a sprig of
g rass grow inl the lields. It thoroughly
Ilmaturcs, atid 1turn'iis1 t the wll cach
year more fel tility thnl it takes out.
I lb licilams is alo a chicken fancier
alht promised ilm some of his ulie
IMts 01 I11nuo' aMid Nuggets of Tru i
A'nr I he Mll itulde.
--There is more snu used in Boston
tbaln inl any other city in thu United
-Th Ulnited States last year pro
diced 36,000,000 barrels of fermented
--The ibit of jesting about sacred
hini ligs implies the possession of a low
atlitl coarse nature.
--A sound di-Sretion is not so much
idicated by lieverl maki ing a i istake
as by nuver repeating it.
-One hundred and twenty firemen
ILI'3 reJui'etd to feed the furnaces of a
first ctss A tLiant,ie steamer.
--A caterpillar is so greedy that in
one, mon)th it usually devours 6,000
timies its own weigit. in food.
-lappiness con:-i'ti s rot in having
vast anid rich po'sml"zoUns, but in being
tILLed to enjoy what we have.
--1 L) good eonstatn tly, patien tly', and
wisely, and)1. 301u will never' have cau..1x
to0 say thait~ life was1. nont worth living.
-To haive friends we must make our'
selves friendly, and thus can we hope
to widlea the circle of our usefulness.
-[ear' of what, people will say has a
more religious effect, on the world
than tho feaur of what tho Lord will
-Of thu 36s cities of thle United
Stat~s of 100,000 popuiLationi andl up
wardc, 27 own ,their own water plants
an~d ID do niot.
--Gover'nor Grout, of Verraont, Is a
maip~eiu itar fiarmner, andi1 isaid to hiayo
anide I 2,000 pounds of 5tugart and syrup
--A WisconsIn girl has refused nn
offer' of marriage on the ground that
her l ather was not ablo to support any
-A hairnless lotion for romoving
freckles is ias follows :Lemon juice
one oo neut ;I.0t d'eed borax, one-half
dirami; su g ar', one-hal f d ram.
-ieo-"'Garrii, will you miake me
the~ haie~Ist of men) ?" Siie-"-I shiould(
liku, to, lIiry, but I think I prIefer' to
remotai n the IhppiesL of women."
-R Ioses discover'ed in tombs con
tinI ing l'gyptLIinii muties often have
thei ctoi~ or ' ftect, ev~en thong (. some
of t~ose foumd must be over 300( years
--li liolIaiaIi the priopr'litors of a
medi cinre, ey w hi ch thiey clai m to cure
a special disese are liable to impris
onmnen t if the mned icine falls to produco
the desired i ifuct,.
-A large prioportion of the aooiddnte
and muichi of the sickness from whioh
colts anid horses suffer', arie due to neg
lect iand cnrelessness on the part of
those in ebiargo.
-l'r'incc W ittgensteln stands at the
head of G rmna'y's landed ari-.tocracy,
ilet owns 30000 U0 acres. IFourteu. n
othiber tni -I 'andolorus own between
tohe mi 0,U00 00,) acres.
-These who habve tried It say that
if two or three dandotton leaves be
chewed before going to bed they will
induce sleep, no matter how nervous
or worried one may be.
--Usually, the greatest boasters are
the smallest wor'kers. The deep rivers
pay a larger tributo to the sea than
shallow brooks, and yet empty them
selves with I as noiso.
-it does not seem to be gene3rally
known thbat. the tu. key wasi domiesti
eated by the Indlians long beforo the
iicovery of this continent by white
men, buLt such Is the case.
--Tiroo happiness never ilowvs into a
man, but al ways out, of h'im. Hence
heaven as siomnttimes found in coth~ges
and hell in palaces. Heaven Itseii is
more internal than aettarnal.