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The People's Journal.
PICKENS S. C.
THF NEW PLANCHETTE.
There was no one to answer the bell,
so Mrs. Cassidy went herself.
"Why, Cola Bethune! I am so glad!"
she cried, in greeting her visitor.
" Yes, I wanted to see you," the girl
returned fervently, as they kissed each
other. " I was out for a spin and came
this way. ' * " low do you like
my new suit ?"
"I like it. It looks just lovely on
"Isn't the skirt too short ?"
Not a bit. You want it short."
But not too short," insisted the
girl. " I was so afrali it would be
too short. Some look perfectly shock
I'I know. But yours isn't, a bit tot
short. Come in this way, where wt
can sit down."
Oh, but I mustn't stay."
"I thought you wanted to see me ?'
Cela's exercise had heightened thit
color in her pretty face, but a blusi
increased it still more as Mrs. Cassid.3
recalled those first words. Celi
covered her confusion with imore talk
in regard to her now gown and the
trials she had undergone in having it
out and fitted. Evon as sle spoke
Mrs. Cassidy seemod forced to take
the girl's moesuro in a certain other
"low old aro you, Cola ?" sho asked,
' Why, Laura Cassidy ! What i <11es
tion ! Do you think I'n going to tell y
S* * ~Nineteen. Why ?"
You'll be getting married before
" Oh, ily goodness: l 'm1 never going
to marry. 1iit, I've had a proposal,''
"And you've said 'Ye.' l'i so
glad. How lovely of you to come and
tell ine all about It."
Mrs. Cassidy was about to fold the
girl in her arins again, but (celht waved
" Oh, der.r, no '. Ati w hat', imore,
I'm not going to sat 'a.' Oh, I
don't know what I in going to 1ay.
How do you decide ahloi t u ich Llhin l?
You've had to. once, not long nt O.
Tell me. That's what I camie for.'
A note of treiitilous despair iove red
about her voice.
"It's easy. You mxu1st know wietler
you love Norian Foild or not.
"Norman iord : Ilow did voilu -.Ces
" Why, who elke coUl it he?"
l He isn't the only younIIILg 11an.
Cela retoi'tel, with i a LOIChL (Lf resen t
Mrs. Cassidy gave tonet to at rIch
laugh. Silo was in hove with Lhe mio
ment. Cela was miuiinlfl only of the
" YOU 8et, I Would lhLa ve to lea ve
ipaa and go anI live with N-Mr.
f'ord. I've only known imI, I few
months-a year or tvo at Ilost--and
I've known papa all m1iy life.'
Mrs. Cassily'.s liliigh was very pro
vokingr. Cela was vexed.
"Uh, you know willit I il iia. i 1iWhit
nakes you belave t-o 2 I tioiglt you
would help ile."
" And so I will. You nilIst tly with
ic a week. Send for youIL I hig.
You must. think it over. A rnatter of
this kindl cani'L be decided at onie."'
" That's just what I told Norn' !
said the girl, Ilashing joyously. "' I's
so kind of you to hlp mein. I k new you
would. I want Li) talk it all over wvith
you. You tiee, I donu't want to make
And talk It over they di ever'y day,
almost ever'y hou11r, for a week.
"' it will be better for youL notI toi see
Mr. iFord until you can give him11 a
definite answer,'" lier -riend had said,
and Cela acquieticed In the wvisdom of
this. "' O1 courso, 1 can't choose for
you. I can only hlCi you to knIow you2
" Hlow did you ever choose ?"' Cela
asked, ernylios of her1 friend's ability.
"'It iwas easy. 1 just kiieiv."
"That's It 30you always know every
thing and I never know anything."
Later, wvhen Mrsn. Cassidly q wsLtioned~i
her, Cola said ' "In the muorniing l'mi
all for pa'pa. TJhen it seems juLst at
clear as et he whatL ~i sa1 1do. I hit
tojward1 eing about thei time Nor,
Mr. iFord-usual ly comce ''thLie re I
poured Into Ucla's checks- " why, I'mi
all at sea again.''
" But you don't really hav~ie to choos
between them. You just--"
"Oh, yes, I do '' in terr'iupIted CelIa,
very piositively. " IL can niever he the
same. it will all bie dltferent.
should have to give upi papa, and I
shall most cer'tainly say :' N o.'
This was in the m'or'ning,
In the afternoon Mr xs. Cassily anil
Cola went for a spin throughI the p'ai'ks
on their wheels.
"' Oh, Mr x. Ford and I havie hadl suche
lovely rides on a tandom, that lhe hi a
Cola saId, rapturously3. "I i isi I ij
written him a nte toliling where I iri
ui~ying. I r'eally don't iInk tiherei
would be any harm in hxIsecing O, ifdL
he might help mc to a decision. l
really seems as if It woulId het hart.
to say .'No,'- for ho say3s ho tchi,,
everything of me. Yiou just OtgIL i
hear ,him once : And, as you say. I
haven't r'eally got to gIve papa up. 1ie
might come anti live wvith us. Any
way, 1 Jold( see him i every day- --al most
as much as 1(10 now, for be's ony 13 1111
a few hour-s In the eveing. ii Lt It d Id
seemi so terrible at first.'
In the mnornling the teirr of it al
returned, muade wo;'se by a1 feelinug
that a delsi5onx musitt be reached tiiat
day, fore it wvas thu last of her stay
with her frIend. But when Mr ,s
Cassidy joIned Cola ICer face wvas beams
ing with a plan whiebh she had thought
"'I've a way, cla, for 3you to know
your own mintd."
"Oh, what Is it y
en dTo ays that ever'y or an
-n bor.l"rd and your father wall'
down Columbia avenue toge~tr on
ther way fromn town. At Madison
stettey 511ia ate roi father goe
Now, this Is moy plan :This afternoon
on your way hlomje you ride your wheel
slowly downi the avenue just back of
the two men. lHut don't lot them see
you. All the way you must just think
that you must make up your mind be
tween them, and at the corner whore
they part that yoa will follow the one
whom you decide upon. tlde your
wheel Just as slow as yucn u o
mustn't drop) or fall o , u yL
" Yes," said Cola,
"And If at the very last you can't
decido to leave it all to the wheel."
"Leave it to the wheel '?" Cela did
" Yes. Haven't' you ever noticed
year wheel act independent of your
self ? That is, turn this way or that
without your consciously making it ?"
rIe 'did that whon I was learnng to
" Well, that's the way planohetta
workss," said tho other, mysteriously. i
" It's really one's subconsolousnees
that does it, I suppose. You know
subconsolousnoss is like clairvoyance
and second sight and hypnotism and
all those things which know all about
the poast and future,"
Cola shuddered. k
"i'm afraid of such things."
" But not of subsconsciousness. To
be afraid of that would be like being
afraid of one's own soul."
"Well, what then ?" eagerly.
Why, if it is best that you should t
accept Mr. Ford your wheol will keep (
straight ahead down Columbia avenue V
after him. But if you really ought to I
refuse him it will turn without your
really making it, down the street that
your father takes."
" Roally ?"
"I have road that the whol taught
one decision," Cola said. "B3ut I never
know just how."
" Well, that's how," said Mrs.
Cassidy, slowly and thoughtfully.
The sun had disappeared behind the 0
tall brick blocks to the west and leftI
tho street, canyonliko, in soft slildows. t
Cola darted among thle carriages, C
dodging heavily-laden trucks, the -
whi le keeping a sharp eye upon the
walk for two men.
"h, there h is " she said, softly, t
with a little thrill of delIght,. "Norm
has a new suit of gray-that's whly I
didn't known him sooner. Wtiat would
ho think of me if lie know I was so Ii
near, watchbing iiiii ? lie said he
shiould Ihe under torture till I gave lihim U
my alnswer. l10 dousn't act liko it.
What cil ppa and lie bo talking so
agreeably about ? 'apa, the dear old
soul: But I Iust be thinking. I miust
clhoose botwooen them."
Co,'la's faceo paled a little.
"l'apa wouldn't come and live with
us. lie just couldn't. W holnever we've
tilked of bor.rding, lie has15 said he p
could inot boar to give up iis home.
It's at wonder Norm doesn't look th i
way. lie has said again and again
that lie knew when I wias in the same
rool witl hiarn-tbhat lie could fee, my
'i'ley crossed JIelforson street. si
" it's at the next corner, now !" sh s'
gasped, " and I haven't (Lecidled yet. I
am ali that, papl ias in this world.
llow can I leave himrn alono? Would u
it he right? Otlher daughters (o.
Laura seemed to think it would. Norm
nays lie can never lovo anyone ulso
he'd rather die than live without nim. 0
ui, here is the cornor. And they aro
separating. Papa is looking this way. r
What shall I do? 1 just can't teieldo, a
Laura said leave it to the whol. C(
What will the wheol do ?" g
" l'hero was a broathlOss moment. Y
Cela's wheel was g(ing very slow; then e'
slower, slower, but straight, ahead.
UJpo n its moveiien ts hiiiug ber fato.
Would it decieo for Norm? Heor heart
had allosL celsed to heat. One more 1'
turn of the pedals wouid carry her by. a
Slower, slower. Suddenly her wihool b
turned sharoly to the right. ti
" (i, It's for papa," she said, with j'
belloth thiitt cime like a kniifo inl her 1i
sido. "' oor Norm.' C
Ii another moment Cola had over- "
taken her father, and together they
turned down i the street, whiilh ran a
parallel to Columbia avenue. ti
"You're riot looking well," M r. Ilh- t
"' 've been doing -omo vc-y har- *
riding," Cela replited, avoiding his
eyes, for there were L')ars in her own.
W Why', shcro Is Nor-MrI i. l-'or-d,'' sh hi~
exclaimed, as that, young man10 camie up tl
the 81ido street toward them. a1
l'ord was su1rpirised to Iinid Celai wvith g
ber father, but (10 ilited ithal. llor~ t,
reception was such as one mnight give I
the ghost of a dear friend. ii
''"lier are somte papiers I meant to in
g iv you'11, buit forgot them.' al
". ih, yes,'' rei pied liothu ne, tr lc'lng a
the package. "' You'll bie up this 'v n- e
ing'f lhe inquiired with a look towivic tI
his dlauighte fV ieb iu semed to addri
"nowv that Cclia is homie.''b
\ es,' Cla answered gulckly fori .i
himii, and l'ord felt lie wa1s to kinow i
fate that night, and feared wi bh it,.p
would hie. Cola was ver-y paic hr wv
manne 11r was1 uniist iak ab ic.
Alter tell Mi r. li5ethuono sat in his li-m
brary. cela had taken a stia and 111
drawni it near hiim in the duck. m
"l)aug 'hter, l'in going to taR -I .\ A
"Oh, Ilapa, lhe-- lhe has a:,ke- ii m- i f
be his wIfe, too"
"i'oo ? I'in not going to he his with.: mi
you needn'it hie SoI fiighiteied." fat
" Oh, you,,2 horridl 11111 '1(1Y ou ow dt
w'halt I iiieian. Thiere's is hell inow," trt
shii added, splrinigiiig to hier feet. g
"Well, 1 hllf e'xpOetedl it,'" sighed ci
the old mnan, " but, lhe'l h111ave tol coiii w
here to live. I can't ha ive him eari'ry- so
lng you away."'0
"Comoi here to live,' Cola repeated ti
to horself as she fiow to answer the ar
ring. "' Why, of couirse-thait5 whalit wv
it mloanit his clininig up1 tha it othiery
Sstreet to join us i. MI yv wheel knew hocw p
it waIs to bie.''
" Well, whIch Is It, ''' saId .'rdl, iin
like one asking his d'oiii. ti
ItRs yes. t, oh, it, eaine aw fuIly pr
neari bieing no .' imu.,t tell 30u ablouit 1)
it. Now, don't act silly." w
I)1T i:i' i (i A P'io(uiN:Ni [Cait'roni . I
--VII aini I'restoni joht1 S toii, who1( I d
atI iigton (in Sunday, wais one of
tlib oost irom inent eduocators in the
South. lie wvas horn in L ouisvil, i
hy, January 3, 141l, and was a son ofw
Guni. Albert Sidiney Jo'hinston, who
commanided the Con federate forces at
Siloh and was killed in that battleo.
A fter attending the beat schools in
Kentucky y'ounig ,Johnston wais sent t is
Valle, where lie wvas gradluated in 1852.
lie was grailhnmted a~t Louisville Lawa
School the foillowing year, and in 185-1f
married MIiss Rosa Duncan, of New c
Orleans. lie began the practice of
law In Louisville, but at the outbreak C
(if the clvii war he entered the Con
iederato army as a major with the 1st
Kentucky reginent. He was subse-a
quently appointed by P'resident D~avis, a
of the Confederacy, to become his aide
do-camp, with the rank of colonel of
cavalry. When the Confederacy col
laipsed Col. Johnston adhered to the i
fortunes of Mr. Davis, and was cap- g
turod with hims. Afteir rolease friomi t
plrison he lived a year11 ini Canada, ando
then returned to Louisville to resume
the plractice of law. When Con. Lee c
beam resident of Washington at
Lee University Col. Johnston was ap
plointedl to the chair of 10nglish history ~
and literature, which lie held till 1877,
when he resignedl to complete the bio
graphy of his father, Gon. Albert Sid- lE
ploted lie accep~ted the presidency of a
the Louisiana State University, at
Baton Rougeig, Lan, and when Tulane
University was founded he was chosen
president of that institution.
---If the Southern absorbs the Monon, tl
Charleston will realize the dream of ~
a century, a through line from Chicago e
to the Carolina coast just one hundred a
miles shorter than from the metropolis a
of the West to New YVr.r
BILL AlRP ON AGUINALDO.
lo Says thle Filipino Leader Must be
a Great Man to Hold Our Army
Back-Spain Laughs at Selling us
ani Elephant at a Goodt Price.
Agulnaldo! The name haunts mo.
man, a leader, a gonoral who has
opt the army and navy of the United
tates at bay for six months must be
patriot and a soldior. Surely some
,rong power must be helping him.
Vhcro does he got his supplies, his
uns and munitions of war ? Some
inos we hear that he Is a fraud, a
yrant, and will soon play out. One
ay we lieAr that our boys have about
hipped him1 into sullbml ission, but the
ext day he tans ambushed and killed
lot of them. Our boys are discour
ged and say that they are tired flght
ng a million negroes and want to come
101110. 1 wonder how many of them
ave died in the ditches and from
ropilcal disezases and home sickness.
t bscis that these things have to be
opt secret in war, and I reckon that
right. tut it will come out sooner
r later. Tte secretary of war has at
ist been forced to resign because of
1o fearful mortality in Cuba that
ivime from his political appointments
incompetent ollicors and his beef
lbbery. Alas for the poor privates.
i time of war they have no friends.
hero i a wide gulf between them and
to cuimissioned olicrs. A privato
ust salute his superior officor and
el if ho does not say, " I am your
g, sir." It is bad enough in the vol
itoer Hervico, but worse in the regu
r army. I had two grandsons in the
uban army. One was a captain and
ke other a private. They were broth
's, but were not allowed to associate.
he rules and usages of war forbade
. Ono was a dog and the other his
astor. Shakospearo said that pri
%tes wore food for powder and were
oe cankers of a calm world and a long
aeo. As a general rule the regular
my is made Ut) of the waifs of mis
rtune, the vagabonds, the idlers and
to friendless. No well raised young
an with respectablo connections
(uld think of becoming a private in
to regular army. Enlistment is
mply a mode of providing for the
irplus population that might other
iso become anarchists and endanger
to government. Indeed, history tells
that kings and emperors have found
good polley to provoke wars in order
give the idle and roetless class
>mothing to do and to keep them out
nischlof.i xThoir monthly pay and
btions and the prospect of a pension
old ago Is attraction enough. Patern
1i1m is the hope of the paupor, the
minmunist, the private soldier. The
avorunient is their pap, and liko
Jung j tybirds, when the old ones
ie around they open their mouths
ide and say, " Daddy, drop a bug in
IHit I w as ruminating about this cop
er colored iPillpino, this manl Agulu
do, and for the life of me I cannot
el3p admiring him. If his people con
nutle to back him how can we sub
imgate then. He can atTord to lose
vo to one and then defeat us. lie is
xactly in General Grant's condition
lion nearly the close of the civil wa.
[o said ho could give up three to one
tnd conluer ut, for he had the world
> draw from and we had nobody to
Ike ouril prismiors' places. That is the
jason he was so inditforent to the
rloners that w- took and cutldent
'd. Thoy were mostly foreigners,
tih1 weret not ighting for pamLrotisma,
.:L fort mioney, for a liing. Loo0k at
wm natmes on the headstones at ChIick
lmaulga axnd Andeirson vilhe. It, atlmost
iv es a man thme lockjaw to pronounce
mucm. Th'Iere were nearly three mit
one~ of Imen~ in that, army and over two
ilions were foreigners-food for
jwder-the eanikerms of a ciiam world
ad a long peace. 'What dlid Grant
ad 8'. rman ei1are f,. thmi ? They
'itl tor *10) a m-'nt ui and got it and
to thir mdhancm( *' lonors were
m~y. Thet djlitfcn was that our
e wecre aill pak'riots 10(d volunteers,
:om one to thmree~ was a1 faIr tight.
N 1w to m popumlatio n of tile illhIlip
no's hi 1aid to be l0.000,00J0. That
Cid iive Lnm 1.000) 000 soldiers who
iat, bom. AL hme defending thir
mye landut and even if our boys should
Scaipt u o Ag ni naldoe, another
:di rise uIp anid lead the people.
'mun is chuckling over the $20,000,000
1. piJj for islands that she was tired
. ad it looks to mm like we have
mwh,~m'. an: 'h p n, t[or the life of'
SI can't, aIrouse much inteurest in this
eotf war with 10,000,000 negroes. I
mn't care any thing about it. As Spain
cated the native Cubans, so is our
>vernment treating the Fillipinos. I
,n't, sue any ditference. I wish there
s ab djitference. I wish there was
imethnlg to provoke my pride when
'er we obtain a victory, but really
is does not seem like our war. It is
admluiinistratilon war---a Republican
ar, a war that will within a few
pars cost millions and entail another
mraion outrage. There was no neces
Ly for it and peace might have been
ado sooni after Dewey's victory (over
o Spaniards. Aguinaldo repeatedly
oposed for' it. Yes, begged for it,
it our officials wouldent even treat
ith hlim or recognize him and so
.ousanids of our soldiers have gone to
lir dle.th and more are called for.
ft them call. Our boys are not, going
not one. If the negroes choose to go
at's all right. Put negroes to fight
g negroes. It will be a good rid
ance of the vagabonds who won't
Lark. This negro problem Is still uin
tvedi and we will have to wait on it.
I've been perusing another interest
g book, ." TIhe Hietory of the Mis
uri Compromise," it is called, hut it
far more than that,. It is-virtually
plolitical history of the United States
em l187 to 185-1, when the Missouri
impromise was repealed. Thits re
ml was fathered by Archibald Dixon,
om Kentucky, who succeeded Hoer.ry
lay in tihe United States Senate. Uo
as a very great and influential man,
me personal friend of Mr. (lay and
'ad Benators D)ouglass and Daniel
/obster. His widow, Mrs. Dixon, still
yes---a highly cultured and gifted
oman wh~o lived in Washington with
or husband during all of that excit
ig poerlod when the North was strug
hong for mastery on the slavery ques
on. Tils book has recently been is
aed from tihe press of tihe Ro bert Clark
nnpany of Cincinnati, and has al
ady receivedl thue highest commend
L~ion from Henry Watterson, Proctor
nott, William Wirt Henry, The New
'ork Times, The Evening Post and
any other papers, partisan andi non
artisan. All are lavish In Its praise
ndl declare 'it to be the tru~h, the
'hole tr'ith and nothing but the truth,
ud the wonder is that it was written
y a woman. For many years she has
iade It a labor of love and has made a
most interositing and valuable contri
ution to our political history. Every
>ver of historical truth that concerns
de glorious past,, when there were
lants ina our national legislature,
hould read and ponder this remark
ble book. And there has come to me
sweet little: gem of a book called
Howard Wooden, of Huntsville, Ala.
Her brush and pen have combined to
make up a loving tribute to the old. A
time darkies. They are there with
their touching songs and sentiment, A
and we old-time masters and mistress
es can hardly restrain our tears while C
we look and road. The perfect finish '
of theso old-time nogro faces is the al
most exquisite work of art I have ever b
seen. Thanks to Miss Weedon for her -
And I wish also to thank the good 81
friends and comrades of the veteran
Lucius M. Campbell, who have re- fl
sponded to the inquiries made in my '
last latter. Those children will get a
their pension. BILL AP. h
AT HIS BROTH ER'S GILAV E. in
IngersollIs Oration at the * uneral of p(
His Brother Twenty Years Ago. it
The funeral of Hon. Eben C. Inlger- 11
soll, brother of the late Colonel Robert w
G. Ingersoll, took place at his resl
dence in Nashington, D. C., June 2, w
1879. The ceremonies were extremely I.
simple, consisting merely of viewing h4
the remains by relatives and friends, I
and a funeral oration by Colonel In- C
gersoll. A large number of dibtin
guished gentlemen were present. Soon n
after Mr. Ingersoll began to road his 1
eloquent characterization of the dead, p
his eyes filled with tears. He tried to
hide them behind his eye-glassos, but
he could not do ft, and finally he bowed
his head upon the dead man's coflin in
uncontrollable grief. It was after t,
some delay and the greatest efforts at a
self-mastery, that Colonel Ingersoll h
was able to finish reading his address, v
which was as follows:
"My friends, I am going tW do that a
which the dead often promised he b
would do for me. The loved and lov ri
ing brother, husband, father, friend, 8
died where manhood's morning almost t
touches noon, and while the shadows r(
still were falling toward the west. He t
had not passed on life's highway the ti
stone that marks the highest point, ti
but being weary for a moment, he laid m
down by the wayside, and, using his c
burden for a pillow, fell into that a
dreamless sleop that kisses down his b
oyelids still. While yet in love with e,
life and raptured with the world, he M
passed to silent and pathetic dust.
" Yet, after all, It may be best, just y
in the happiest, sunniost hour of all t(
the voyage, while eager winds are 0
kissing every sail, to dash against t)
the unseen rock, and in an instant 8,
hoar the billows roar a sunken ship. h
lFor, whether in mid-sea or among w
the breakers of the farther shore, a
wreck inudt mark at last the end of a
each and all.
" And every life, no matter if its C
every hour Is rich witrh love and every b
moment jeweled with a joy, will, at a
its close, become a tragedy, as sad
and doop, and dark as can be wovenq j(
of the warp and woof, of mystery and ti
death. This brave and tender man in P(
every storm of life was oak and rock, d
but in the sunshine he was vine and t]
llower. Hle was the friend of all he- c
roic souls. He climbed its heights and w
left all supierstitions far below, while )
on his forehead fell the golden dawn- u
Ing of a grander day.
Slie loved the beautiful, and was o
with color, form and music touched to dI
tear-s. He sided with] the weak, and a
with a willing hand gave alms ; with a
loyal heart and with the purest hand w
lie faIthfully discharged all public 0
trusts. Ho was a worshipper of lib
erty and a friend of the oppressed. A v
thousand tImes have I heard him quote
the words : 'Iloor justico all place a
temple and all season summer.' He
helleved that happiness was the only |
good, reason . the only torch, justice e
the only worshiper, humanIty the only g,
religion, and lovo the only pr-lest.
He added to the sum of human joy ,
and were every one for whom he did LI
some loving service to bring a bios- ri
somn to his grave lhe would sleep to- i
nIght beneath a wilderness of Ilowors- d
Life is the narrow vale between the
coIld and barren peaks of two eterni-j
ties. We strive in vaiun to look be- e
yond the heights. We cry aloud, and w
the only answer is the echo of our
wailing cry. ["rem the voiceless lips
of the unreplying dead there comes nn ,
word ; but in theo night of death hope tI
sees a star and a listenIng love can tI
hoar the rustle of a wing. g
" He who sleeps herec, when dying,
mIstaking the approach of death for
the return of health, whispered with
his last breath, ' I am better now.' Let h.
us believe, in spite of doubts and dog- r(
mas and tears and fears that these Li
dears words are true of all the count- al
less dead. And now, to you who have c(
been chosen from among the many gi
men he loved to do the last sad ollice at
for the dead, we give his sacred dust.
Speech cannot contain our love. T1herc
was--t4here is -no gentler, stronger, gi
manlier man." L
THE NEW MIEORETARLY OF' WARL.w
A Distinguished Lawyer of New bi
York at the Head ot thie War De.- P~
President McKInley accepted the re
si gnation of Scretary Alger to take
effect Aug. 1st, and Elihu Root, of
New York, is to take charge of the
The announcement of Mr. Root's ap
poletment was made at the war de
partment. It was stated that Senator
Platt came to ,Washington ar-med with
authority from Mr. Root to accept in
his name the war portfolio. It is not
expected that the acceptance will
make any change in the plane of Secre
tary Alger andl he will remain on
duty until the end of the present
Secretary Alger had confidently ex
pected the ap~pointmont of Mr. RLoot,
and was very much leasedl at the Pure
M'ilhu Root was born Fob. 15, 18415, i
at Clincinton, Oneida county, N.' Y.
Hie graduated from Hamilton college
In the class of 1864 and entered the i
New York univorsity law school. Us r
was admitted to the bar in 1867, since t<
whiah time ho has been in the active t4
practice of his profession In Now York. 6'
UHe was United States attorney for the E
southern district of New York freom
March, 1883, to July, 1885. lHe was @
vice p~residenlt of the assoclation of the
bar of the city of New Ytork for a num
beo- of years, vice presIdent of the ai
Grant Monument association, at one t
time president of the Ropublican club u
andl Is the present president of the e4
Union league club. Lie has been a '
trustee of Hamilton college sInce 1883
and has sceved as presidentof the New t1
England socIety in the city of Now
York. Hie was one of the most promni- is
nent members of the last New York
State const.itutional convention, where k
he served as chairman of the judicIary a
-The Epworthi Orphanage manage- p
mont has established a large marble 9
yard in connection with the orobanago. *
The foreman, Mr. J.- C. Smith, who *'
has had between 30 and 40 years ox
perience in carving and monumental
work, has already taken charge.
A SNAKE WORTH HAVING.
Red-Bearded Youth from Kansas
Who Had Never Told a Lie.
ugusta (Oa.) Chronicle.
As is customary with printers, The
bronicle force, after work hours,
ere having their good-night chat,
id at this time the discourse was
seed upon the over entertaining sub
et of " snakes." Several tail yarns
ore reeled off like spun cotton. A
ranger from the far west who W.as
sying the force a visit was a careful
stoner, but he did not seem to know
uch about snakes. He spoke never
word for fully three-quarters of an
The stranger was a subject for sculpt
g. He wore a red heard that closely
isembled a torch, his two big toe0
)inted and leaned toward each other
the most loving manner possible, and
3 chewed tobacco like he was doing it
so much a day. When he spit he
ould shut one eye.
At last it becane evident that he
as loaded with a yarn; it was bulging
him until his eyes stuck out. Then
3 spoke: " Gentlemen, I'm but a
.Igrim and a stranger amongst you
oorgia folks, and I don't want to say
>thing rash. My mother put her
ind on my head when I was the turn
four years old and I promised her
I never tell a lie, nor have I so far
t, nor never will. I'd rather die.
herefore what I tell you Is the truth,
"Go on, go on," shouted the boys as
tcy gathered around him like tlies
'ound a lump of cheap sugar. "Well,"
3 continued, " when I was livin' in
Tlliamsburg, Kansas, in '73, a cheap
)hn show busted in my town, and
ilt out its goods and chattels. I
3ught a snake 12 feet long and the
so. I never had no idea of startin' a
row nor snake ranch, but I 'lowed
iat this snake would eat up all the
ist on my farm. We kept him about
1e house until he became a pet with
ie old woman and all the childron
ioy are all dead now-And I hope to
out them in heaven. The dogs and
its never pestered the snake, they
ppeared to know he was loaded for
asiness, and whenever my snake
awled into the yard to sun himself
y old Tom cat used to skin up a 70
ot sycarrore tree that stood in the
ird and sing a song-a sort of solo
himself that was enough to fetch
it the fire companies. The cat argyed
tat the snake had designs on his per
in, and that his intention was not
onorable ; but I don't know if they
ere or not.
" One day that snake swallowed
y eight day clock. I missed the
ock, and when I found the snake he
)uldn't look me straight in the eye,
at every now and then he would wink
i me, much as to say, ' What time
)u rockea it is ?' I knowed he swal
>wed the clock cause I could hear it
ckin' inside of him. Me and the old
man held a council of war, and we
3cided that It would never do to kill a
iirty-dollar snake to get a four dollar
ock, so the snake just went on living
ith us like nothin' had ever hap
oned to unhing his character amongst
" I had almost forgot my clock when
ne day in the spring followin' I was
Iggin In a sand bank back of my lot
nd found some algs-not hen algs, but
Igs about as big as goose aigs. There
as forty-eight on am, an' breakin' em
ai by one, what do you think ?"
"Snakes ?" sang out a Ohorus of
"As I told you befor-e, gentlemen, I
ould not tell a liq for all this round
irth, and I beg i~bat you'll all believe
.0 when I tell you that in each and
ieryonc of thorn forty-eight alge I
und as pretty ILn open-faced silver
atch as any man in thtis crowd would
ieh to carry. I knowed in a minute
tat I had found my snake's nest, and
ght then I knowed I had a Klondiko
that snake. I called him out two
mys later and made him swallow forty
unds of two-Inch augers, and I hope
may die li he didn't lay corir-screwn
ough the next spring to start a haru
" Gentlemen, don't you believe me ?"
But the boys had all made a streak
r the t-uase before he had finished
L3 last sentence. They found that
ey had run against one who had beat
ic champion Georgia snake liar.
--Snce the tlrst of the year charters
wve been issued concerns in thIs State
presenting an aggregate capitaliza
on of nearly $6,000,000. Of this
nount $2,226,700 represents new con
ins, and 2,613,000 the capital of or
inizations increasing their capital
ock ; a total of $4,839,700.
An artesian well in Marion has been
ving people fever. The town au
torities sent on samples of water f rom
eir shallow wells and from the deep
sil to a New York chemist. He pro
mucoed the shallow wells all right,
it said that the deadly microbe had
>lluted the water from the deep well.
It is a woman'e
\glory to be strong
.and capable in I
HI fenminine way. Her
to have any physical weakness agfecting
me delicate, special organ(anm which is in
>lved in motherhood. To insure the cem
lete health and normal capability of this
Lost itplrtant structitre, is the purpose of
r. P'ieree's Favorite Prescr iption. Itg gies
ne and vitality t'te entire nervous ays
mn; antd stre:ngth antd vig~or to the organ
in of inttern ity. it takes ilotherhood
tasible, safe and eomparatively easy and
Its wender working capacity is exetnpllfe in
* trying~ .erience Of hira. A. Sleck, Nose
ekeon St., tn N. J. who writes: bf e
am taksing Dr. Pieree's llavorite P'resorit on
ortly helbre conuaenett witlh :y uiut)i e id4.
I felt eiseralile, and it belped inebsoimuefi
atb I ad an easy tinte and felt well sops after.
inur years ago. on the 17th of January, when
e meroury was Ave beliow zero ay seventh
id was born, after I had( beewatgony
ik husband f'or nine weeks. . With1 the-hep o
uar inedicint I stood it all. For th~ last I
ive been dotig nearly all any woric Inchtin
e care of elght chlldren,. I thin im*
il, thank ood, and hope I will be able to o7
u.I owe my health to (God and your moo
One of thew greastest helva a tuother can
ive in nursing and rearlg hei- children
ad carrying them safely through all the
tle sicknesses and silmuents to which
illdren are subjIect is Dr. Pierce's great
tousand-page illustrated book ,thle"Peo
se's Comnmon Sense Mcdical Adviser." A
iper-bound copy will be sent free for 5I
se-cent stamps to pay the Qost of intil iwg
sly, or, in hoevy, French qloth covers for
stamps. Add ress World's Dise r
~edical Association, Difffalo, N. Y.TII
>ok shogid be owned by everyntot, er.
like 5a mil, doctor alwawa dt han.
sIn0111i th.ood andRe ula
th the tmachs andl.BwfO of
iudMorplineo nor Mizf.
tion, Sour So ch,Diarihoea,
ess andLoss OF SLKER
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CondensuedlSchedIuto in Ifeot
June _11th, 1.99.
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