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"I dion't comlplaint
When the Lord scnds rain
When the tanks in the sky run over
For the rain, you know,
Makes the corn blades grow
An' gives a lift to the clover.
try plans ain't crost
When the Lord sends frost
An'the hills and the plains look wrinkled;
1t's a season sweet
For the things I cat
The spice by the angels sprinkled.
"I jes' take all
From the spring to fall,
As it comes from the One who sCUds it,
An' my heart'll beat
Like it thought life sweet
Till iest in the roses ends it."
A BROKEN HEART.
How vividly I recall the morning
when she became for the tirst time an
object of special interest to Inc.
Bet.sey, my mother's tnaid, was re
counting to an eager audience of ser
vants and Children the wonderful
things which had taken place the day
before at the " big neetin . " D,
baptizin', do shoutiii' an' tie Ireachin':
I ain' never hear nothin' like it : I fee I
like judgment. day done come fur sho,
and as to Milly, site jest faint rifht
Milly, a pleasant looking, good
natured girl of seventeen, who cane
sometimes with a message to the "gret
house," and who had more than once
stopped a moment from her work of
binding sheaves behinl the riw t"r- to
hand me up a h'meh of cocklt' :iwecrm
when my fatheri had ce irieunc to
look on at the harvest litl, now
sprang into a herit'14nt' of r mtnaiw"e.
1oung as I was, I intler-tt,tIl -iia"
thing of the terror in,lirt tl bty the
preaching of the aw. atnd to ffaint
right dead away" Seem ed to it lik
the falling to the earth of San of
When late that ein. i ae rou-ed
from an ab-orbonL bou'i: . li
voice, ating that I w '1.
dat Milly want to -peatt t ,e, I
IUOK ,a 11o1K Iihe t t'lt't; Il.:, and
teara-t%wo e ; aet'1+u:e .'
E"venine :tifter evvn: . nl my
mothe:, iAKe in .and. rtIrv v.th her
to that rotn which i vl'tn i1itW to
me a sacred p,ace : and when at niuh t
she kneit to pray with her own chil
ren, she said :' us with emotion that
we must all proy with her that Gol
would give light and .olillfort to pooir
Before many day- had pa--'d, litt-y.
my fu'eii'nt informiant. arlnnunttd
that ''Mlily dun cmnet .
like ilutsty i hei i-vt" I va- mi
atppointed. 1ii y', quii't imppilnest
-her eagernes- ti le:arn til who.1 trutI
of (oI, eould not he n,i-taktn : bu'
Aunt Amiy's vi, ion-. and1 .Ai;t titty':
heng-ing over hell I" by de hyal
of her haid ' were i thren. that
.A illy's t'X ;eriene' ueelnid taine it
I heard miy nother te: umyv fa'thw
that Milly was Ii brand <natci,-I f rw:
the burnin_*. and had ind e t nt','
the kingdt.i of l_a til as a . t
lefore the year in a a a
the maid5 a--,e.n.u 0 -
room that '- 31 du Lii n a
Jd in lnd ai Ii., iton
be long (elh he comle ti
So it cibanced : foron
in June 1 .-Uppedt a wyV
table, tiretd tt : wth a 'oiia
my fat her rifou:d Xi ta :.n ro -.
stetr and J1ack s on ans i C .ouIn. t ',:
lhe knew I wa-- waiting for h .- pr omi
ed stories of Sir \'Na,it Ra.,lh and
ir Francis Driake.
I forgot myi) hi tor'ine heroe,l( . hoeveri,
in the i ntercst i n-piredt iny thei table.au
on the piau.a. At the farther end
wer'e gatheredi a laughing, jeering
crowd of no'n anni miU. while. at the.
other end, andi not fatr from the oper
door of the dnig room, stood poor
.Edmiund, who hw)J evidently run the
" iummake you don't g.o long, Ed
mnund ?"giggied the irrepressi bh
Ietsey : " I gwir.e t.o tell Milly hiov
30ou hang back. I b'lleve you dun giv<
out de notion.' Even Cary, the statet
butler, relaxedl a little from his usua
dignity. " Iii. boy, what you mean b)
hanging 'rouni' de white Jokes' doot
dis way ?
Tlhe goaded Edmtund replied: "'hum
make you allI foke5 tdon't, lemme it 'lone
I ain' hanging 'roun' nor hanging back
nuther. lijes you all spect I gwint
.hurry Mlar.,ter at lhe stupper ?"
.I;jpon this hint. I spoke : " l''ather
nas linikhed his supper, Edmund
-".ll tell him you want to speak t<
1dm," and away I spedi, hearing th<
sound of scurrying footsteps behind m<
as his tormrentors lied, well knowing
that my father, who was a firmII be.
lever in theo rights of "' .every one ii
their severual places and relat.ioins," as
the Shorter Catechibm says, would b3
nlo mea:ins appr'ove of the baiting o.
P'erhaps he had not yet "'screwed
his courage t.o the sticking place," bul
it was too late to) draw hack.
I had hoped to be allowed to st.ant
by my father and hear the iunterview
hut he pt, mnc gently hack and I could
only watch from the window to sec
E'dmund vanishing down the lawn It
the direction of M illy's house.
Swas In a meas5ure satisfied wher
my father, returning and addrcaine1
may mother with the smile which h<
never wore to any other, said: "Well.
dear, I have ar'ranged for a wedding
net Saturday eveninig, when our good
fred, -' I ---will be with us.
Ah, that wedding : what a delight li
was .I 'oelieve imay safely say tha1
there has been butt one since in whiet.
Ihve been itiore deeply absor'bed.
Te Mgay rde to the neighboring
Strewere I. was peirnitted to be th(
proud purchser of a bimll wedding
merschan herooe i ogave the young
at myche athis o vient amusemeni
-t myhstton andI anxiety in decid
4gbetween the striped and dottet
an pain muslins which lie laid befor<
me, when he insis,td on adlding a far
toidey putrchases, as his gift to th<
Lrom Monday to Saturday soomed
lg time to wait, but the great das
came at last. I"rom the brIde's cake
which Aunt Nancy had raelousi
permitted mec to stir a littie, to th
roses fashioned by )ghe deftest an
dearest hands Into a wreath and bot
qIuet, everything was satisfactory. A
usulal, my dear nurse and Cary wer
the chief managers. It had been ai
ranged that the marriage should tak
8,aoon the lawn in front of the house
that the houso servants might be roady
for the festivitica.
At last, after many falso alarms, we
were assurred that the processioa hat
started. My father and mother anc
Mr. 1- wont out upon the lawn
where my brother and I proudly huld
the tall candlesticks on each side of
How vividly the scene rises befor<
inc. Our own people and the visitori
from neighboring plantations walking
in orderly procession-about twenty
boys bearing lighted torches at Inter
vals-the whole body joining in one of
those plantation choruses with impus.
siblo words and never-to-be-forgotten
melody. The music stoppedt as they
drew near, the crowd filing on either
sido while the torch bearers forl .ed an
aisle through which the bridal party
advanced to the waiting minister.
The sacred rite was soon performed;
my father and mother shook hands
with the young couple, and the rest of
the family camle down froi the piazza
to add their good wishes. The pro
cession then, in reversed order, pro
ceeded to the house of the bride's
grandmother where the wedding sup
per was to be served. t.pon the pro
mises of Cary and \lanmny that we
should be kept out of mischief, and
sent back before ten o'clock, the happy
candle-bearers were allowed to follow.
At first, I was placed on a little stool
by the side of the aged hobtess, but
t'ary soon lifted mile to a seat beside
lmy brother on the top of a large cup
board in one corner of the rooim, from
which coign of vantage we could cnj;)y
the games whiclh were substituted for
dancing, in deference to the wishes of
the bride ; and cert,ainly neither these
nor the good cheer that followed were
.imore highly appreciated by any other
Time Iassed on, and another harvest
had come, when, on my return from a
vhit, Nlammy told me with iL smile,
as she was taking oil my bonnet that..
Iiiund wanted to speak to nme oil ttle
I)iaZzat, W h11 le wi as aiting to :-et
my fath.r. lIe handed me10 a little
hasket, as lie said withI a face wreatht e:
" lere'.- some patritch a' '- I foun'
fur yo'. littl: mlis-is, an' .\liy say you
Inust come down dar and see ie little.
nlid she _rot fur you."
Nlil.v', baby : A irail little atom of
imltllity. hut almost as interesting in)
mtny eves as in those of her prou.i and
I.aI'e\ V0oun) r uother.
\\'nlen Jlil:y said. "I d n give her
to you.i an'1 youi mu- he mighhty good to
iher, felt that a sem.cun compact had
bee i ent,red into.
ly da:ly visits. my unsuitable gifts.
and my eage' admiration, vere i
,ource of igeneral amuseirent.
\1y intere.t had not :tgged. wher
,olle -x weers ater my grtirandmothei
teook mec home with ter for a fort
11llt'- visit. \Vhen the carriag,
ae"1li for ie. w ith mn\ nurse ane
y1 niiou r si-ter. Malm DlId not answet
11ny* luestions abuut tIhe baby. I noticed
too, that -he not only checked m:
little si-tenr mor th:n once when se
wi-led to tell me something. but tha
wh"n imy grandmno' her ta:ked wit!l
h"r about sonmthin_' in my mother'
letter, thy evidentiy took care that
bolllull not hear. I felt that all wa
nott ri 'bt.
I e not ,nI tl be V:ft :n ignorance
r tho ear:e wa- hardly in mution
iiai.- :.i ., -I'. uu y in ariank
in 1 t: - ' -:a : lacrages entrusted to
otner, when th
eagerness for he
1 :.:laimed :
- - p her now, an
- ,d at the violenc
- e l against her
- - ' rr'ior, and, when
* rtShe d idn't '" Mills
My. a murderess 'M
- -7m was ::iek at the thmough1
-d lo.mi tooko ine in her arm, as sh
ta nei my inlancy, and soothin,
mi' wih l~v ing~ word 5, mlade me um i
i:rtando ILL laLst that though Milly ha
lounobt-dly caur,ed her baby's deatt
iwar ain accident, andl that I must tr
to coim fort her.
Sh had taken her1 bab)y into her he0
intending to p)ut it~back into the cradl
aftoer nulrsinlg it, but haLd falen asleej
and thrown her armu over the itti
face, and so hall stilled its breath foi
When, an hour later, I softly enter-e
the room, which had be'en so interes
ing to me in the past weeks, I alino:
shirank bacek. In the centre of tla
room stood the little cradle, covert
with a white sheet, and prone on ti
floor beside it, her face buried in hit
arms, was Mi1ly3; wileL besidc heCr si
myI3 motherin, r'epeatinzg in a broken voi.
those blessed ultteraInces wichl hal
comforted her heart in her own bI
reavemnents. A t the sligh t n ,ise of mi
entrance, Milly ratisedl her head an<(
seeing me, sprang to hei' feet. li
face waLs of an ashen hue, but her' cyc
were bright and tearless. I felt afrai
of hei'. Before my mothei' could sto
hei', she enatched tihe covering fri'
the cradle., and cr'ied out: " You comn
to see yco' little maLid again but I d u
I hadtI prom~ised mammlay to be qulill
bult atL the sight of the littlu foi'r
r'igidI in dleathl, I burst into a passio
of weeping. In another momienit, th
u nhappy mnother' b ad fallen on lie
knee- and, claLsping me in her ari'n
rocked to andi fro with moans of teal
less agony that hauinted mno for man
Late thait eveninlg she stood, su11
p)ortEod by her hIusband and mfotheOr, I1
the head of the jitl.!e grave, but aLt tih
Iirist soundt of tile cai'th falIi ng on th
collin, she sank senses into thiei
armls. A few h::urs later', the doctu
annouinced that she had briain fevoi
and only a week had elapsedl when sh
was laid in a grave beside thiat of he
babe. As I sat between miy parients i
the twilight of that evening, my fathe
r'epoat,ed some of tile views of thi
(1Oct0or as to her case, buit my mnothe
turned her face upon my head as it lL
upon her shoulder andl said, witi
emotion: "'She diefl of aL broken hear
if over' the was one,"
WIIEN MONEY IS CILO8ft
You want to save doctor bills then
for you want tihe host, Surest, an'
Quickest Itemed y for all pauins, such a
l(.heumnatism, N eurallgia, H ead acht
Toothache, (Cats, Bruises, Hur'nt
Sprains, StitY ,Joints, etc. Rtice's Goes
Grease Liniment cures all these ii
once. It also relieves CGroup, Cold?
Coughs and Pains in chest and sides a
once. Always soldi under a guai'ante
by all druggists and general stoirei
Made by Gooso Grease iniment Co.
QGreensboro, N. C.
-The~ truly courteous person wvil
3 take particular pains to be courteoou
I to poor people, wvorking 1)00p)1 arid nor
- vants, just the same as the truly gr'oa
s and brave man will soi-z to attack I
a weak person or a help)less anlimal
George Washing ton astonished a frions
o by takin g off hish hat to a p)oor negr
5. whom ho knew and happened to mie
a. on the atret.
GABLIGIIt' AND WATElt.
11111 Arp Discouasos on (Io Disadvan
tago ol Poor Lights on tilo S(rects
and the Blessing ol' Good Water.
I wonder If thoro is a town or city in
the world whose gaslight and water
works satisfy the people. I know that
it is chronic to complain of cor"por"a
tions, but I am obliged to consider my
self an injured person. Almost every
night I have to go down town to help
nurse and corn fort a little sick child
who is very dear to me, and although
the;,street has a gaslight, I collide with
something or somebody or fall into a
ditch every dark night 1 travel. I ran
against a big fat negro woman the
other night, and she used disrespectfui
language at mie(. ILst night I had i ueny
hand a bucket of blackberries that my
daughter gave me, and I fell over a
stepping stone and spilt them all and
skinned my aged shins and dropped
my cane, and it took moe some time to
lind it. I've a good notion to bring suit
for damages and have a receiver ap
point,ed. Th.t Ho-called gaslight does
not throw its I.tlgent, rays a b und red
feet, and is not lighted more than half
the timne, and now that lightning bugs
have come again, I think the complny
ought to catch some and put theimh in a
bottle and do away with tile gas. liut
I don't see any sense in having gas with
the laIm p posts a quarter of a mile apart.
We don't want to carry lanterns and
pay fol gas, too. That's 1all I've got to
say about, this gas business, and my
fol ks bare hi il bted that the fauit is lore
in my eyes and my legs than in the
dim, religious light, but I know hetter.
I am not on the superannuate .1 list by
ia good deal. I wor"k every day in iiy
garden and get all in a sweat of perspi
ration, and then cleial up and feel good
;and honest. The long drought hurt
mel' pretty bad, bult the garden surViv
ed it, and now we have vege :bles abun
Jant,. '1'he waterworks man never
kauhllt eic stealing more than my share
of water but once, and he didn't make
much fuss about, it. He is a very cotn
:i.ierate man. Up north the companies
Pit meter's at every consisuter's resi
dler-e. and he pays for what he uses,
hut we have got m1lore water here than
the t.wn can use, and don't have to be
tin"y. What a blessed thing it is !
\\'ater, plenty of water \\'ater in the.
ritchen and at the back door and in the
front yard and the garden, btside a
:)athtub upstairs and downstairs. Pure
water, fresh from a big spring that
rushes from the hiilside. No river nor
pond nor reservoir nor tiltaring ma
Chines nor microbes nor bacilli. Nc
well rope to break nor windlia.s to get
loo,e and knoeck one of the children it
the head. No cleaning out and tindint
iead chickens that we had been drink
ng on. The fact is. I never know thc:
comfort of water, abundant wit !r, un
tii we planted our waterworks in Car
tersville. Stran_e to say, they neve!
came until we abolished whi,kev-tha
is. the saloons. A great English poe
and jurist says: "Its cool refreshmen
drained by fevered lips gives plcasur(
more exquisite than nectaretin juice,'
and Coleridge's sum of human agon,
was to have
Water. water every where,
But nt: a drop to cIritik.
)uring the late long heated term it
June it was alarming to read from thi
weather bureau that the world wa
Sslwly but --urely drying up, and thi
rainfall was decreasing every year
What an awful calamity is to coml1e ti
somebody some time : God grant tha
it may niot come in our day, nor out
c hilren's nor ch ildiren's chilidre :'l Goa
grant that it may not comie at all : Bu
thle Scr'iptures do say that thi5 worbi
Thall be burned up, and I heard 1'rec
fessor1 l'octor, the gr'eat astr'onomier
deliver ai lectur'e 01n the "'Birth
Gr'owth, Maturity, l)2cay and Dustrue
tion of a WVorlu" that made the hal
alnost stand on end, for h3 pr'ovcd tha
the world had passed its meridian ani
Iwas now on a rapid down grade of deC
.cay. "It~apid, rap)id, did [ say ? Yes
rap)id for a p)lanet, but It mnay b2 a muil
lion years dlistant." That let us dowl
easy, and that night tihe young peopi
danced anld the sports played po0ker a
usual. J.ust p)ostpone the judgmentou
of tight, and human nature will tak
Sthe chances. sasta odt
Buat tihe blessed sasta odt
rain in the heavens have at lat,t, bea
41 opened, and once more man arid beas
anid nature r'ejoice inl a tempe)arate ati
t moi0apherle and a moistened earth.i
e was distressing to read of the sur
d1 strokes and the otfei arinrg in the grem
e cities, and to think of the litt,le inn<
ar cent children and the invalids in th
it garrets and cr'owded r'ooms of th)e ternt
e mernt houses. Oh, when ill the gee
I th inrgs of th is wvorldi ho equlIa y ap)pol
Stioned ? Mlany of us have far more tha
y our1 shrare, but wve ar'e still unigratefL
I, and long for moreC. Mly opirnioni is thai
r indepiendcnt of all revelation, thier'e
sobliged to 1)0 another Ilifei in anoth e
tI wvorld just to equnal i z things. "Sor
P rememOiiber' thait t,hou In thy Ii fetimn
ni r'eceivedst good things and L~az/aru1
e cvii things, hut no0w lazarus is com11
n for-ted andi thou arlt toinrmeted."' Thla
is a good text for us all to ru minhat
,, about once or twice or' thrice in a whiile
,I tell you, miy fr'iends, it is a fearfui
ri th inig to 1)e rich arid selfish, I 'm afrail
a to r'isk It. But sometimes I dlo catel
r mysel f w ishirng that I had a t'icha ol'
, b)achetlor to die and leave me a piio a
-money to fr'olic with ini my old age. O)
y that Ml's. Ar'p wo'uld raizoI'. her par1
of that I Jolt, estate in England. GAoot
-gracious ! 1ho shoult} have a carrIiag
t and a pair of Kentucky bays b)ef>re nex
e Sunday to rido to church. lint it is al
e old pr-overbl that if wishes were horse
we would all take a r'ide. And there I:
r' an old I'l'rsiatn fable that tells how ai
,old man was always wishing for somel
o thirng and one night as lho and his o1,
r wife were broodig over' thir' povert:
ri arid wishing for d ifen'rnt things, I
r~ gen ius camei in and toldi themo the:
a might have three wishes, iand( ho wouih
r' grant them. Of cour'so, they were h:p
v p~y beyond expression, and as the oht
iman wias hungry, lie wished right, awaj
t for a p)lumn pudding. Imimedliately I
wvas set before hii in a silver platter'
andi tis foolish wish made the old wo
man so mfad that 8she exclaimed,"
wish that It was hung on your nose.'
- I'resto, quick the pudding jumped I
and was fastened to the 01(1 mrarn's noso0
T 1hey had1( but one wish left, and tile oh
man lad to use that in wishing thae pudi
dinog loose again. And 80 the goot
,genIus left thema as poor1 as5 they wort
before he came. I suppose that fabhc
was doesignedl to te-achi us that It is bet
tea' to trust the Lolrd and bo coriteni
wvith our' lot. Nevertheless, most of ut
would tr'y the genius If lie would come
-A pious1 chuii'rc,mmher arose In ar:
I oxper'ienco mleetinlg and gave a roeviewv
a of his8 lIfe. When lie came to the do
-claration, "I thank God I owe no man
t anything," a quiet man, In a remote
I corner, jumpIedi up and said :'"I have
.a little account against you, brothior,
1 that you muast have forgotten.'' " Ah!
Brother Clamp," said the speaker, un
t onnseou. ",that debh was nout of (late
TIM WEATII AND CROPS.
Valuable In1f'or-umation to Those Inter
estod In Farming Opo.rations. -
'rho following Is the weekly bulloti
issued by tho weather bureau in Co
luibia as to the condition of the cr"opt
in this State :
Cot.Mr\i.A, S. C., July 1:1, 1897.
The li rstt part of the week was abov<
the normal the last part below, and the
average temperature of 51 places ro
porting weekly means was 81 whil
the normal for the week is approxi.
muately 82. Tiho m)aximum for the
wcok was 100 on the 4lth at I'ovorty
11111, 1Uock llii, and Greenwood, on the
5th at Iiberty ; the minimum was (2
on the 10th at Cheraw.
The rainfall for the wooh came in
the formi of local showers, quite gen
oral on the "1th and 8th and scattered
during the remainder of the week.
Some few places did not receive enough
rain whilo some received too iuch,
with washing rains in l"iirlield, Barn
well and l;'lielield, but, on the whole,
there is sulicient rluistirro for the
present need of crops. I: ghLen places
reported weekly measurements of less
than I ineh it; from1 I to 2 inches ; 1:3
from 2 to :3 ineies : 3 over 3 inches
with a maximum fall of 7.25 at Oak
land. The average of L'eso 50 nras
urements is [.50 while the nornmal is
Il,til fell, to the Injury of crops, in
Chester, Anderson, Barnwell and C:ar
The aiorint of sunshinc varied great
ly. The ost"intetd percentago of the
possible ranged fromu 14 to S , with
about a nor-mail percentage as the iver
ago for the State.
Crops atro in good condition and grow
ing well. This is the tenor of most ol
the CorrespondenC/, reports for the
week. The exceptions relate mnain'y
to exeessivgs rains in portions of Berke
Iey, C iestcr, (:ruendon, t'airlield
l"Ziihland, Orange'urg. Ilorry, llamp
ton and 13artnwell. w"hiic in spots over,
,he central and western Cou rtls mori
raina would prove bent~.licial, 12:tying
by o f crops w .t- h indered by h eavy
rains, and grass is thireatencing miany
lields although noe harm lets as yei
been done. On the w li -. crop lros
pcets are decided ly i,tte than at amr
timo (luring the sea-on, except for suel
as are mnatrred 'r r'ilienuLing inciudin;
peaches which are rotting badly, and
melons which arc inferior.
''he greater portion of t ne corn crol
is being iid by rcarn tly impoved bj t
recent 1 ains. ;tmc ti::lds that wer'
badly parchcd by the previous hot, dr;
weather are revivt, and look promis
ing. Arly corn is about all in silk an
tassel, but the stalks are lo .v and geni
erally smallll. It is tiring in lHrkelc
duie to excess of moisture, and also i
I)arlington. Chinch bugs continu
tu) damage it in Che;ter and Yorka
L.te corn without exception is in lin
Cotton continues to inprove In m1o:
sections. T.'e exceptions are port.ion
of l13,rkcley. Surmter and Ilampto
Whcre it is too wet and the plant ha
begun to :heJ its fruit. It is vellow i
13arnwell. Cotton uide rapid gr-owt
and fruited heavily during the weel
Half-grown halls are nuterou" in t!:
east;rn counties. Fields are b-ginnia
to show up grassy in places aUh son.
will be laid by in foul condition. Sam
cotton has already been lIid by. Ti
condition of the plant i, vcry proai
ing over tie entire State and in pot
- in f rang bg a ine aS evt
seen. Sea-I lard cotton is growin
vigorouasly. fruit ir ng heavily, and t
adlverse condi'.ionts whlate-e r nrotid.
lIcee conLanues to miaintairn its e
cellenit conldition,l bitt suastai ned soIn
injury~ fr-om caterapillaris in Il.1 rmpLoj
- U plaind aice riot doing wel i in WVilllim
,S,.vcet p)otaito draws still being tr-an
- planted and ar-c doing well ever
t l'asture-s revived arid a liond got
I gr-azing generally. Graass fo,r ha
- rmaking raplidl growth.
- favorat>le ptQrogr. Theu repot-4 a
i tobacco vary g reatly, ind]ien:tinrg a Ine
J of unaiformrit,y ini i:unuition. .\anty r
a port It poor,% somei abouL an avetag<
t and a fwv tan exc Ieant erip bothr ast
yieild tad qu rlity.
Melons a-r riperning arid 'ihipmeni
at-uo heavy. 1Tihe .,/.' and I.daity<
t burt later grtowth .ite niaoa- tirOart 11int
- Gria pes coiuie Lt) rot. hetmIly.-'i Te
t arei. ripenling anrd being shiippe-.i iror
-the southeast'rn corunttiies. Seuplpe
t nong vine, are Iheavily3 ftrits:d anrd tli
-lfruit, In hrarlt,by consrttiona.
re Lrom thre nti Lonratlr hle tin of Jul1
- Cotton rieed ing rain ov-er L:
- eater par-t of tIhe cottonr belt, mr
ai patrticuarml y tIhe sothrna pot,ion
I Tihe ct-on is, however, genierally- clea
,and fruit,ing well. In soithe-ri Tlexta
s boIls are beginrininrg to op~en.
r I In tIre pnrincipal cor n st,ates of tl
,central valleys, corn muade ray1
gr-owt, buLt in the Southern Stat,es
s is sitlfer-irng for a-ain, in somre sectiorm
-, J. W. BiUi:n, rector
I -dmrond, a Chicago dlr-umerr, e:
phtlinms wh y lie d idn't te-li anythiiing 1
Iriepoirt,ers anym-rrore. "' Well, floncleh
I wias~ in a hotel alt, Clevelandu a tehi
.gram i-eached mue stating that am
t, br-othter, wvho wor-kedl in thie Inumtbt
woods of l''orest counrty, l 'ann., haa
miot w-ith a faital auceiderit wivlI try'in
to) r-oll a log wit,h a catnt-hoaok. A n
p)orter iri<;uiredca of tri contiet-ninrg thm
accidlent, as I waus leaving, aind whren
r-eturined a few dlays later I saw in a
old paper the startemnent thtart in
barother bad been fatalily inrj ured by
m iooley ccow.
"Whait iunder tire starry canIop)y pr
such tin idlea into your htetad ?"' I sai
to thle r-eportter- next miorninrg.
We''XullI,' he repli1 ed, 'your said Iho ha
boon Irinurd in sonic iiay by3 a cant
hook, andr the only thainrg I can thaintkc
that, can't, hook is a rrioolhy coiiw.''
- .. ..........
rmanrr's cuarse, the or-dinary3 nier-vous hean
acho, br-ought .omie amot always a
one of tIre acqnuisitions of a dauy's shoci
piang, can he gr-eat ly relieved arid geri
orally ecur-ed by ai very simuple remedy,
salid a phlyslii. "Simply soark
sponge In wVatc r as hot aS It cart bo 1)01n
aind apply it to the back of the neelh
Ral~peait this rmany tiies, also appilly inj
thro spongo behinrd the ears, anal so0
the tight.lAy dr-awn muascles andl nerve
iwhhi harvo causted so murch triser
ill be felt, to reolax anad thu paain quiet(
ly diIsappelar'. It doaesn't cost anything
Tlry It the next, tImo you hrarv headl
-A novel attemp)t was niade to a-cl
a bank In Chargriln I"alls, 0. Wir'e
wot-o co)nnectod wit,h a trolley car- Iimni
anal to thu knob of tire brink saife, ta
melt aoff thu knob anal got Into thae safe
Tlho jolb wvas nearly completed whom
ulectrct,y was shutt oIf fromn the trol.
joy line at midighat, and tire aittempt
ed burglary was thus fortunately fr-us
AN EXPER19T'S OPINION.
Will O Cotton Plarnter Got any Bon
eUt n'omi t1> Duty on Egyptian
Mhr. Alfred 13. Shepporson, the fa
rnous cotton export, contributes to Tox
tile America a most interesting article
on the proposed Prot3etive duty on cot
ton. lie does not believe that this tax,
which will apply practically only to
Egyptian cotton, will have anything
like the effect that Is expected by its
advocates, and the producers of Sea
island cotton. The cultivation In this
country of the fancy varietios of cotton
with which Egyptian cotton comes most
directly into competition has decreased
materially within the past fow years,
but Mr. Shopperson says :
"I do not think, however, that the
reduction was caused by the importa
tion of Egyptian cotton, but was due to
the fact, that because or its larger yield
and 11mo1re ready salo It was found more
profitable to grow the shorter 'stapled
variety in common use.'
Mr. Shepporson does not bolievo that
the prico of Sea Island cotton will be
affected by a protective duty. in gives
as follows sone excellent reasons for
this faith :
"The fact that the Senate had voted
on the 8th inst. to Impose a duty of
twenty (20) per cent. on raw cotton was
known in every Important market in
this country and Europe by the next
day and has had no effect whatever
upon the price 'of 'Sea Island' or any
otber kind of American cotton. If
merchants or spinners believed that
the effect of tho duty would be to en
hance the value of any description of
cotton, they would have bought so free
ly as to have materially advanced
prices long before now. They would
not wait for the actual enactment of
the law. O;a May 28 the ollicial qunota
tions of 'niiddlint! upiand' cotton were
cents in New York, and -l pence in
I iverpool and to-day's quotations (.J une
2,4) are exactly the same in New York
aud l:2 of a penny lower in Liverpool.
'1'he quotations of 'South Carolina Sea
Island' cotton In Charleston and of
'Georgia and I"lorida Sea Island' cotton
in Savannah to-day are precisely the
same as on May 28. My latest Liver
pool quotations of Sea Island cotton are
for litl. inst., and while the prices for
'Georgia and i".orida Sea Island' cotton
were the same as on lay 2.:, the prices
of some grades of 'South Carolina Soa
Island' cott.on were a little lower."
li. Shiepperson does not think that
the present low price of Sea island cot
ton is due to the coinpetition of HEgyp
tian cotton, nor does he believe that it
is possible to raise the price of Sea Is
land cotton by the proposed duty. lie
says on this poiit:
"The fact of our placing a duty on
cotton could not possibly have any of
feet upon European markets, except
that just to the extent that
t luy ptian shipments to America
i ght be curtailed, the supply availa
ble for Europe would be increased.
1'he Iuropean price necessarily lixes
the lriee of cotton for the American
h markets, as it would be utterly impos
sible for the purchasers of only thirty
(1_) per cent. of 'the crop to govern the
ptrice to be pail by the buyers of the
otther seventy (70) per cont. The price
of mur cotton is not controlled by the
views of its owners or" their conmmission
mnerchants. but is regulated by what
the European spinners are willing to
pay for it, and ( one can pretend that
the intlpo,ition by its of a dut,y on L.gyp
tian cotton would make our1' cotton any
m nore v'ailuable to l'urt'pean spininer's.''
Mr'. Sihepper-son believes that a duty
eon co)tto)n wil1 not only not, hlp the cot
toin lilanterts of the South, but, will prove
a l)o:-',iv'e inljtiiy to) thetn. It wvill in
crease the cost of the lkgyptian cotten,
whlh Out'rimanufactouret's use and they
cannott, well substitute Sea Island cot
ton fot the Elgypt,ian. In some cases
~they might do so, but "'it would he quite
as~ uniti seI as it would be tot' a contr'actor
to use marble instead of granite for' the
toundatioan w all s of a house wvhen the
pricc stipul ated to lbe paid for the houso
wats bas'ed upon.the foundat,ion being of
ITie gr'eatent daniger (of the duty on
cotton is thus set, forth by Mir. Snep
"In-stead of helping the cotton grow
er'a, I think a duty upon cotton will
a-s it, will undoubtedly cause the plant
ogUl next year of largei' cr'Ops of 'Se
isauad fancy stapled cotton when
t,hie pre(seut, prtod uct,ion of these cot tons
is ali'rady so grteat that prices are be
low a remIlunerativye p)oint,. To incr'ease
thce supply wvithout a corre'sponding in
creacein the demand mnust inevitably
result in st,ill lower prices."
o. --An electric contribution box Is the
is atest Coutnecticut invention. TIhe
a niunister' touches a button, and small
:-ilver cars, lined with velvet, visit
eche pc'w simultaneously, running on
0 a slerler' r'ail back of each pew. Edach
t Cari t'eturens to a lock box at the pew
aentr'ance, andi the decacons collect the
r'eceiplts artetr service.
r- George Fra-ncis
h e -.Train, tihle f a
Iliotis sage of
ii ""V~'~~~ . -- has for thirty
- - --y ar s doe
y c lnd ite
sip of any
O ii le it it
ii says, "'I arn
pa ch ild lily..
a ...- If a iftan
e e-rightly a iioi
a ~ - take prtoper
""* r" care of htis
t health d u r -
*ig y'oth atid iniatturity hte tay live to
ai greent ol age, anid still lbe able to say withI
I bolult' tiuth, "I a11n a chiild iuysel f. '
You.th is not a mnatter of years. I Iappintess
is not. a quest iont of ex periences. Youuth Is
ha ppintess aiitdli halthI is yoth. Th'le lhealtlhy
pet son, .votig or old, will be a happy per
sont. It is a :stiiupIe iliatter to get the hody
itut a healthy conditiotniai(d then to keep i
- there. Dra. P'ierce's Golden Miedical Di"..
-covery Is tine g:eattest of hlealth takers anid
health savers. It Is the great blood.-inakej
andt( hlih-u ildier. It mtakes thie appetite
. keeni, thie digesttin anid assi inilation per
feet, the liv~er activ'e, thie blood( lpuire, te
ititseles stronig, the braiti clear, the nierves'
I steady aiid every' vital orgaii in (lie body
IthealthIy atid v'igorotts. It iiiakes frt i,
.lhealthIy Ilesh,. butt (does not ihnake corpu,let't
peopl le tuote corputlenit. It does not itnak e
flabbyw flesh like cod liver oil. It purifies
the( b'lood ai(n dives (out thie polisonts of
iulia and rh11 leuitnatistin. It is (lie best
retitedy for blood1( and skhlt diiseases. It.
cures cf pe'r c('nt. of all1 eases of conIstupil.
tI.oii. Grateful patie'nts, who hadtc been~
- givetn tipi to die, have perntlttcd their expet I
enees, iianiies, addoresses anid phiotographls
to lbe re produtced ini Dr. Pierce's Coititilit
Sens M edical Adviser. Thle 'sifferer who
wishes to tuvestigate. inny wirite to any 'of
these. Th'le ' Goldeii Miedical D)iscov'ery'
is sold by all Inedicine dlealers, anid onily
uniscrupu111Otis deahors w~ill try to indue a
cutstuier to take sotnie worthle (ss substitute
for the sake of a few pennies addl(ed lilont.
Seiid 2r oiie-ceint staltlps to cover ('(st
of ilnailinig on/y, for a copy of Dr. P'ieree''s
Ioo8 -page* Il lust ra ted book " Coti uon
Senise Medical Advisuer," in nanier cov'ers.
Address Dr. R. V. Pierce, n3fa, N. o'
-It is said that the hottest mines in
the world are those of the famous
Comstock lode. On the lower level
the heat is so great that the men can
not work over ton or fifteen minutes at
a timo. i vory known means of regu
lating the heat has been tried In vain.
Ice melts before it reaches the bottom
of the shafts.
ftmdensed Sohedule In Ea8 4
NOV. 15, 1890.
* wnlia ............... "i
roe perIt .. ...
tin t! '*.....::.:.
. reenwoa) 4d . P
eon ". .~ON
-................... 10 06aml
to .. . u . .a . 11 18 a rs
VAnerso , . ,
. odge ......................2
? roepwo4 .................... M
av. o er . - ... .- ..... .. 8 pM
v. od goa - p fle
B TATIONS. *
Ib I6a ...Ohaleson...A o.4c .11%
0. ".. . .........tu ... " 128 i
.a w r" ....... .io ....... .' 265
7I ro tU1o p 8 0;
lul8 .... Jlesvile . . 19 20p
r a rl "tor.. . ac e.... 1 4
0 71 12p F8 @
a Qp r.. a partan urg Lv 6a
4ba 8p . pv.rrtan bure. Ar 11
40p 0pIAr.... Ashoville.... Lv 8 8
"P p. in. "A." a. m.
tralne 9 !nd 10 c rt elegant Pullmws
eping para et ween Qo1,,1mbla and Ashvillo
roa aly bbtwee acksouville and Oinoin
Tran I vo Spartanburg A. & C. divioea
orthoun 04 i.m., 847p. in., 6:18 p.mI.
estt ule tnted); urthbnd 12:2 a. in..
p. m.. 1 i a. m., (Teetibule IiwiWd
a n! feare Iroen . A. and . dtel
rth~otud. i40a. m., :8 . m. apd 3:00 p. in.
eeiue1 limited) y out lbernd 1:20 a. a.
O. e - p. in. (Vesti bled Lniited).
en , on A a ioTrania fl an
. RE11:N 1. M.
rin EM .e r o ]Z'g'
h n ton,ihi ton
aalineoI As QAau tAg5(z
To Atlanta, Charlotte, Augusta, Ath
ens, Wilmington, New Oricans and
New York, Boston, :Iich ton d, Wash
ingtotl, Norfolk, I ortsmouth.-Sched
ule in elfct Feb. 7, 1897.
50 U TiH H io N I).
So. -1i3 N O.-1
lav New York.--...........I oiam P 00m
Phlihlelphmia..........I 1'pm 12 t5am
11lah i more.............. . 15pm 2 5I..am
wasington ,.............. .m~ .i :-0mam
_ lioii,int........ . .. . I 50pm 9 am
Norflk ia s A.L.. .b. i 30pm unam.
\eldo.-------.........1I "ivI i 5am
Ilenerson ..........,.*1 .> aa *j 39p~m
Ar I )nrham via S A 1.t7 :t2am t1 09pm
jv lirham.......... .. t2llpmt11I (lUam
--Italeigli VISA I,... ...+%) l:iii inipipm
.a....r................... 3 siam 503)pm
SO P'inles................ -22am 5Sipm
11am let.--.............. 101am (; 5:3pm
Wadi~esb,oro............ 55iam 8 11pm
.f1oi.ru,e................ I 4;;am P 12pm
Charlot le via S. A. I,.. .* S 3oamn*"10 25pmn
(hester va S A I.. ...... 101a 1III7jpin
(liniton ................ *IS45am 12 10Ipmi
G;reenwood............. .35m 10Sam
A.\bville ..............I 4liam 1 410am
Ihlberton ......... ......12 17pm 21 -lam
I,r Athenis............... ISpm 34*iam
A v win der.............. a Supm -4 30am
ArAtlantia S A Ia......... 250pm 5 24am
No.3:8. No. .102
Lav Alanmta...............7 50pm*1 200nn m
Lv Athens...............10) -12pm 3 Jlpm
lhiertonm.... ..........233a:pm 4 I5pm
A bhe,ville -.............. 1 40Jam 5i I5pm
G;reenwiood............ 209am 5 -1pm
On Pianos, Organs an<
Prices. We dlon't sit (down
of moniey Ilke tI-e old1 fossilh
on when they' won't pay the
want to pulrchlase a Piano or
us [and( weC will sell you. IA
and best selected stock of P
some of the best makel(s onl t1:
to sell them. WVe g'uaran)tt
than aniy other reliable dleale
tune puIrchasers are easy. 0
rui red and( we makei
Spot Cash Buyers we will si
Organi ceanper from us8 thanih
buLsineCss. W'e keep) colIn
of smll inst rumlents, conIsi
Mundll(olinls, Auit oharp)s, V'iolii
parits, strintgs and( suplies f
SewVIin aeinjes at ridicuil
low you canI buty one0. Our s
vocal and1( instrumnental, is k
of tihe )ppular andl( upJ-to-date
inneC. Yours tri
A LEXA N DE R
Ar Columbia C N & L It It.......t7 Om
liesteror ...............4 43am 8 l1pm
Ar (: arlutto vin A *8 3a1It 1 5
lon roo 8A L -..........U 0 05Uam 4,1
Iml ............. 8 15tn 11 23pt
ArVJ 1gtil *230pin1 pl W0ni1
Raleighws...............I 2omun t) !G i
- -........... .*135n11* 35am
Ar irlmi via 8 A h - t - f j;-T7 8lnm
LI rJi d ''''-............ 3 , * 5
W. U50111 8 1Gan1
Washingtor pr 815am
liatltimorl 1,n 12 31p)m
lladeimo. . 12 -8am 1 .i:prn
New Yor 1r 3 0p
Ar l'ortsmii~ - um (i23
Norfolk . - .... 5 50n 7 30am
--l . ----- -.. O i,"l *7 0am
Y fl)aily E"x. Standay, I)aily Ex.
Nos. 403 anl 4r2, "Tlo Atlanta
Holidi Vetil,ulo 'rain, witi3 Int 8t Ctal,"opore
1 Day Coaducs betwebetw un \n\aitttu an
Atlinit . Also p at,, 8 s bt nn
I'ort,inotIia nd tirt Chester r between
Nos. 41 anHIMu,' *1TheuS*
'N'rutin ol' ' 'i0 8. A. L. I;x press," yoll
hrla 1luIItn ita 8lcuhurs a nd D)ayC
het weru 'ortsiuoutli andAtlttta. Coachee,
I1o'r Tickets, Slcepors and Infoan
tion apply to ticket agents, or to
B. A. N.:\wrAND, General Agent,
1'ss. DepLt., 6 Kimball House, Atlanta,
Gi:O. MIc'. nA'z"r1., Tray Pass. Agt.,
Charlotto, N. C.
G S'r. .IIN, Vice-Pi'esfilent and
V. l' Nc1.:1., Gieneal Superintci.
. W. B. Cr,ovl.:t, TraIlc Manager.
T. J. ANDI.ItSON, Uen'l 'assenger
General Olliees: l'ortsmnouth, Va.
1PIPE1 .N1V1 Al it .UMM.
Cora4 m td Rok-mirl.ile of I'taeanger Tralas
In 1iTot Ml y 's, 1ta7.
Northbound. N"..2 "o. i8 ltl. No. 34
I,ally paily. *nn. UMily.
*'~SLL''~U.. 1 1 68 p 4 .
9 roIa 11 to2j v At T
. c o.. . 1164 a 03' .....
rea.Ininster 121h 0-n.
: Mr**I:o::.J 2 ::: .
renkuvj ...le oeo ....... .
" Putaubrg 8 y .....
ntr la ".k 6 '"l,.
. harotto .. . . 9
r a _m. .. . 11 5 . .. 1 .0 ,
Ar. i)chmod . 00 200 a 6 40
ae. bih l atV e .. . . J a . .
hlew dY lr b... ... ..J ' 48 m . .
asnthbound- No. 351Ne. 87
Dlallv. Dal l,.UNl
1 tn ,m '. .. 6 n 9 9 0 p..... "
- adinrt,>n.. 14 15 a 10 43 p...
L" . ehmuond... 1265 2 00 a^2
T' v. .v!e tU a , i
A r. iirl4,tte .. ..10 00 p E 85 a 11lb a a ..
k . astonu l .... 10 50 p . p1 . p .
* .Tueyra..... 12 .5 2 5 2t . p r T
* ,ar ttaa r , 1 ' ' e d p'''
* utal..8.1.0a152 p ' .Q
enoJa - ... Ia1 5p 40 p
4co ... 861 a 8 18 p 8bp So
Ar. Atlant*, P. I', ''i 'l*' ' 10 pI 1 80
"A . m. "P")~ p. 11. "61" nQon. "N" night.
No.87$ and 3W-Dahiy. Washington ad 8out)ly
wetr etubule Lhrti ed. T1hroug) Pullmaa
lein iIArs betweep Nu# York a New Or.
*ry, ud also beten owyork nMeth
Vu.asnl thrug!r coache t,ca shn
Our and 6oaCb tkr@uI *.taotqia. f
en fler. eth4 i eq P'&man *rw
r ooping Ara bO*es oew York E
**- . l a=?4nan qle.u, i oar
twvou5eIVra *j iete 11O 3.bVI
be U&beufi N ua , r7 unIibvo
Swoat and atn Airy, Ga., y s
}w' ae 4e4,ha t
I Sewing Machines. We
d( times b)y selling at Cut
alnd croak about the scarcity
4who let purchasers pass
mn great long p)rofits5. If. yo
an Organi come and( see
e~ have onl hand the largest
ianfos ini the State, inicludingr
e market, and( we are going
me our prices to beC lower
r. will make Our terms far
lily a snmll cash panyment
le sailing smooth. For
ty, you can buy a Piano or
from any concern in the
itly on h)andI a full stock
Nting of Guitars, Banjos,
is, &c. Also the various
L)r same. WVe are selling
ously low prices. If~ you
I you will be surprised how
[ock of sheet music, bo0th
t full, anid you can get any
songs and music at any
BROS & Gt).,
Ai. S. 0.