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EDWARD VII ISEX
Incidents and Aneodot
snounE Hlousu, Isle of Wright, Jan. 22,
4.5 p. i.-" Her Majesty, the Queen, breath -
ed her last at 6.80 p. in., .surrounded by her
obildren and grand-children."
Cown, Ise of Wright, January S.--Queon
Victoria is dead and Edward VII reigns.
The greatest event in the memory, oi
this generation, the most stupendous
change in existing conditions that could
possibly be imagined, has taken place
quietly, almost gently, upon the aunniver
sary of the death of Queen Victoria's
father, the Duke of Kent.
The end of this career, never equalled
by any woman in. the world's histor
came in a simply furnished room in
Osborne house. This most respected
of all women, liviog or dead, lay in a
great four-pasted bed and made a
shrunken atom, whose aged face and
figure were a cruel mockery of the fair
girl who in 1887 began to rule over
Around her were athored almost
every descendant of her line. - Well
within in view of her dying eyes there
hung a portrait of the prince consort
It was he who designed the room and
every part of the castle. In scarcely
audible words the white-haired bishop
of Winchester prayed beside her, as he
had often prayed with his sovereign, for
he was her chaplain at Windsor. With
bowed heads the imperious ruler of the
German empire and the man who now
is king of England, the woman who has
succeeded to the title of queen, the
princes and those of less than royal
designation, listened to the bishop's
Six o'clock passed. The bishop con
tinued his intercession. One of the
youngest children asked a question in a
shrill childish treble and was immediate
ly silenced. The women of the royal
family sobbed faintly and the men shuf
led uneasily. At exactly 6:30 Sir
James Reid held up his hand, and the
people in the room knew that England
has lost her queen. The bishop pro
nounced the benediction.
The queen passed away quite peace
fully. She suffered no pain. Those
who were now mourners went to their
rooms. A few minutes later the in
evitable element of materialism stepped
into this pathetic chapter of interna
tional history, for the court ladies went
busily to work ordering their mourning
The wheels of the world were jarred
when the announcement came, but in
this palace at Osborne everything pur
sued the usual course. Down in the
kitchen they were cooking a huge din
ner for an assenblage, the like of
which has seldom been known in Eng
land, and the dinner preparations pro.
ceeded just as if nothing had happened.
vICTORIA's LIFE AND FAMILY.
Queen Victoria was born May 24, 1819
On June 20th, 1837, she became queen
of England, succeeding her uncle. King
William IV. On Feb. 10th, 1840, she
married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg
Gotha, who died Dec. 14, 186i.
Victoria has been the mother of nine
children, as follows:
1. Victoria A delaide, Princess Royal,
who married Emperor Frederick Wit
11am of Germany. She is the mother of
the present emn~oror of Germany.
2. Albert Edward, Prince of Wales,
and heir to the throne.
8. Alice Maud Mary, Grand Duchess
of Hesse. Deceased 1878.
4. Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg
Gotha, Duke of Edinburgh. Married
Grand Duchess Marie, daughter of Alex
ander II., Emperor of Russia.
5. Helena, Princess Christian. Mar
ried Prince Frederick Christian of
6. Louise, Marchioness of Lorne.
7. Arthur, Duke of Connaught.
8. Leopold, Duke of Albany.
9. Beatrice Mary Victoria Foodore.
Married Prince Henry of Battenburg,
to whom the queen was greatly attached
The Prince of Wales was born in 1841,
and is therefore 60 years old. In 1868
he married Princess Alexandra of Den
mark. Their eldest ohild, Albert Victor,
Duke of Clarence, born 1864, died in
1893. At the time of his death he was
engaged to Princess Mary Victoria of
Teck, who afterwards married his broth
er, deorge Frederick, Duke of York,
the second oldest living child of the
Prince and Princess of Wales. The
Duke of York is next to his father in
succession to the throne of the most
powerful kingdom of modern times. He
was born in 186M5, and has two sons and
The other children of the Prince and
Princess of W ales are : Louise Victoria,
1867; married the Duke of Fife: Victoria
Alexandra, 1808, and Maude Charlotte,
1869, who are unmarried, aud Alexander,
born 1871 and died in infancy.
The Czarina of Russia is the grand.
daughter of Queen VictoIla, being Vic
toria Alicer daughter of the Grand
Duchess of H~esse. By other marriages
the queen of Great Britain is connected
with all the powerful reigning families
of Europe. Through these rel[atives she
has often exerted her influence in inter
national affairs, especially for peace.
WONDERS OF THlE VIcTORIAN ERA.
When the young girl of eighteen came
to a throne tainted by the Georges it re
quired nothing short of the presence of
a pure woman for the disinfection of
English society. The Tudors were the
culmination of the English monarchy
the tuarts united the whole island
under one flag ; under the Georges the
assumptions of an irresponsible aristo
cracy spent themselves, and the England
of to-day was evolved. Elizabeth
whetted the prnide and enter prise of the
Englishman, Cromwell gave him a seri
ousness of purpose, and William of
Orange served as a buffer between the
old monarchical claimants and the new.
The Georges lost the best of the colonies,
through whioh England learned the
valuable lesson as to how to treat her
dependencies. The literary glories of
the Elizabethan era had been reinforced
by those of the eighteenth century.
When Victoria came she placed the
evil record of the Georges behind her,
she found the united country of the
Stue~rts loyal, the sturdiness of Cromwell
pervading her yeomanry, and the spirit
of Bliza eth directing her ships on every
sea. Better than all, she found in train
ing the young statesman Gladstone,
whose public life was to be almost coin
cident with her own, with Disraeli fol
lowing, who was to place the imperial
insignia of India upon her brow, and
such men as Brougham, Shaftesbury,
Paimerston and others ready to be re
sponsible for the burdens of ofilop.
It may be said that the sovereign de
serves but little for her participation in
Ler Has Passed Away.
eo of M tho at n
the v drk ddh 1%00. T e iank
the woman who encourages great dee<
Is etkile oe t~ecrdft' of the
perfo tfai & * a W O in th
she always recognized 4he popular wil
ad called Ito hqr. qervice 'the repr
66ntativde'6f populAr adoration. Fly
times she recognized the great popult
party, of Enkla by e .din for M
Gladstone. Ds thiefu l to hot persoi
ality as he was said to be, she nev
failed to see i him the..Qhoice of ti
masses of Englind. Under' Victor]
democratio government in England he
become a fact. No future pionarph ca
withdraw the precedents by which si
acknowledged parliamentary spuremac
and emphasized the responsibility c
ministerial rule. The franchise has bee
so extended that it has almost reache
the manhood basis. Religious into
erance has disappeared so that a Roma
Catholic has sat as chief justice of th
empire, and another held the vice-royalt
of India, a personal appointment of tih
sovereign. New Englands have grow
up In Australia, Canada, New Zealan
and elsewhere, all self- governing. Ot
of the last acts of the sovereign, on No,
Year's day, was her recognition ofth
commonwealth of Australia, an a4
equal to that of her grandfather Georg
III, when he recogniz d the indepei
conce of the American colonies, wit
the significant diffe rence that the form
was as voluntary as the latter was r
Victoria, then, was great in her abilit
to recognize the popular will, in bendin
to the circumstances of events, and I
recognizing that England was.a growin
rather than a decadent body." Throug
the peace of her reign, her kindly patro
age and her recognition of the captair
of progress whether in religious, civi
military, industrial or literary life, sl
has helped others to succeed, and Il
duced all to contribute to the greatnei
of the empire and the good of the worli
HER ACOESION TO THE THItONE.
Victoria was awakened out of a dc
sleep at 5 o'clock in the morning of Juz
20, 1837 to learn that she was queen <
England. She received the news c v
in her nightgown, her bare feet
sleepers and her hair falling loose
over her shoulders, On that eventf
morning she was a young girl. On
twenty-seven days before, on May 24t
she had celebrated her eighteenth birt
day, when she became legally of age.
King William IV had died at 2 a. i
in Windsor, three hours before Victor
was notified of her accession in Ke:
sington palace, where she lived with hi
mother, the duchess of Kent. In e
pectation of the king's death a carrial
had been kept ready at Windsor. I
soon as the king breathed his last ti
archbishop of Canterbury and the Loi
Chamberlain, Lord Conynghamn, left t
death chamber and entering the carrial
were driven wIth all speed to Kensin
ton. Victoria had retired the night b
fore with no thought of the vast chan
that a few hours would make in her II
Kensington palace was grasped in
slumber when the two emissaries arrive
What followed is told In the "Diary
a Lady of Quality " in this way:
'They knocked, they rang, the
thumped for a considerable time bcfo
they could rouse the porter at the gate
they were again kept waiting in ti
court yard, then turned Into one of t
lower rooms, where they seemed to 1
forgotten by everybody. They rang ti
bell and desired that the attendants
the Princess Victoria might be sent
inform her royal highness that they r
quested an audience on business of i
'' After another delay and anoth<
ringing to inquire the cause, the attel
dant was summoned, who stated th;
the princess was in such a sweet ralet
that she could not venture to distui
" Then they said : 'We are comec
business of state tro tho queen, and evi
her sleep must give way to that.'
did; and from that she did not ke<
them waiting. In a few moments a]
came Into the room in a loose whi
nightgown and shawl, he; nightci
thrown off and her hair falling upon h
shoulders, her feet in slippers, tears
her eyes, but perfectly collected art
The attendant, notwithstanding tli
urging of the visitors, had not awakeni
Victoria, but had called her mothe
The duchess of Kent had aroused ti
young girl and sent her alone into ti
room where Lord Conyngham and tI
archbishop were waiting. The Lor
Chamberlain knelt down and presente
a paper to the astonished girl, annour
cing the death of her uncle and notif:
in her that she was his successor. Th:
gir could say nothing, and the arc!
bishop announced that he had come b
desire of Queen Adelaide, widowc
King William, who wanted Victoria t
know of the peaceful death of her uncle
The queen's first words were addresse
to the primate. She said : " I beg you
grace to pray for me," which he (lid.
THE PRINCE oF HER cHoicE.
Prince Albert, It is said had been I>
love with his cousin for at feast a coup!
of years before she proposed to h in
Gossips even afllrmed that the marriag
had been suggested when he was a mer
child of two, and that the common nur
sery talk at that time was about his litti
bride In England, " the sweet Ma~
Anyhow, the queen gave her heart
and her whole heart, to her handsom
cousin of Saxe-Ooburg. She always re
garded the prince's marriage with her I
the light of a sacrifice, and often spok
of it ini that way. After her bethrotha
she' Wrote to her~ Uncle Leopold, th
fhen king of the Belgians "I love hir:
(Prince Albert) more than I can say, an
shall do everything in my power t
render this sacrifice -for such in mi
opinion It Is-as small as I can."
Then the archbishop of. Canterbur
suggested to the queen that perhaps sli
might like to have the words " to obey
in the marriage service altered, on th
occasion of her own wedding. " No.
was,. the decieive reply ; ."I wish to b
married as a woman, not as a queen."
When Prince Albert, as ho placed th
ring on his bride's finger, repeated th
words, " With all my wordly goods
thee endow," the queen, who could a~
preciate humor as well as dignity, foun<
it impossible to repress an arch smile.
ANEcDoTEs OF THE QUEEN.
The queen had a large hand.. She
wore '4 gloves. Her fingers were er
tremely short and out of proportion t<
the size of her hand. She wore nothinj
but black gloves and used only about
two dozen p airs a year. Each pair cosi
about S2. In fact, the queen of Greas
Britain and Ireland and the empress of
India was decidedly economical in beo
There are a reat'Iny
ionable women who thInk nothing
of a glove bill if it only eomes to $100 a
One evening after a large ditnner party
at Winolsor the queen, With the ouests
and members of the royal household,
was in the draing room when a lamp
commence, to smo e. The queen. who
was. e t promptly turned the wick
dow dy in waiting ashamed that
a JOBgeected an 'OPPOrttu
she 0 g ha 've nege nfpou
she o v~ice, apo ogizingly asked why
the queen had attended to it herseir.
" Because," said her majesty, "had I
r said to you the lamp was smoking you
I would have told the equerry, w o - In
ir turn would have told a servant, who
It would have searched for an especial
footman, while all the time the lam
* would have continued smoking, so
e preferred to turn it down myself.
e After arising at 8-her retiring hour
r was 11- Queen Victoria had breakfast
at 9, a hearty luncheon at 2, tea about 5
ir akd alieht. dinner at 9 45. Luncheon
was her ishief meal, and a joint of either
a roast beef or roast mutton was Invari
a ably served, but fish appeared on the
n table only at dinner. The queen some
n times drank a glass of tokay after din.
Sner. This was PriLce Albert's favorite
a WHEN HE WAS PRINOE OF WALES.
d Here are some interesting facts about
I- King Edward VII when prince of Wales,
a which are condensed from his biography
0 as written by his private secretary:
Y He is a colonel eight times over.
0 He has one private secretary, two as
n sistant secretaries and a staff of clerks
d to assist them.
10 He receives two hundred letters a day
N and answers most of them.
0 Every minute of his time in London is
)t spent according to schedule.
e He has every order of knighthood in
11 His uniforms are worth $75,000.
ir He is the chief horse owner, dog
3 owner and yachtsman in England.
He goes to church every Sunday morn
y He started life with an income of
n $55,000 a year, and as king it will be
g nearly forty times as great.
h He says he has no debts.
1- He loves to travel incognito in Paris.
Is His favorite vehicle in London is a
I, hansom cab, yet his stables cost $75,
LO 000 a year.
1 He has friends in every, nation and
Ns speaks German, French, Italian and Rua
He is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs
p 180 pounds.
t H1e Is fifty-seven years old and has
f four grandchildren.
d When he was young he was very ten
in der heai ted, and cried for days when a
tutor left him
a He is said to be one of the best shots
ly in England.
h He sets the fashion in clothes for the
11 whole world.
Ie popularized the Alpine hat.
He has thirteen university degrees
Ha le has made more speeches than any
Da other man in the workd, but mostly
3 short ones.
sr He owns the deepest mine in Eng
g He was the first Christian to dine with
the sultan of Turkey.
Lo ONIC OF WAR'S FAMOUS SONGS
- Federals and Confederates Sang
ge It Around Their Camp Fires.
a Washington Post.
SWhile convalescing from a severe
wound, received at the battle of Kenne
saw Mountain, Georgia. on the 27th of
3y June, 1804, I met at the officers' hospital
re at Louisville, Ky.. Adjutant Nichols. of
3 i the 9th Pennsylvania cavalry, who re
1e lated to me the pathetic story of the ro
10 mantic love of the Rev. Homer Webster,
)e the author of one of the most beautiful
tsongs ever composed in 'America
>f "Lrn' was composed and pub.
to lished during our late civil war, and was
e sung around the camp fires of both the
'- Blue and the Grey alike, music speaking
in all languages and love ideals cherish
sr ed by friends and foes in all lands and
SWe may forget the singer, .but we can't
forget the song.
Webster, the composer. was a eon of
n the South, where mocking birds, orange
in blossoms, wild rcses and snowy cotton
It fields fill up the measure of the fleeting
ip year. He was finely educated; had a pe
ae cuhiarly sensitive mind, destined by na
to ture as well as art to preach the gener
sp ous and God-given gospel of the meek
3r and lowly Nazarine.
in After graduating, his first church was
id at Pittsburg, amid an aristocratic sect of
that working and educated community.
Le His congregation was made up largely
id of wealthy miners and manufacturers,
r. who turned out millions of tons of coal,
se iron, glass and machinery.
0 The Rev. Homer Webster was young,
0 handsome, faithful and eloquent, just
*d such a minister as the fathers respected,
d the mothers adored and the girls went
a wild over.
r- Between prayer-meetings, weddings,
e baptisms, funerals and preachin gthe
1-yon mister was kept busy perform
nghssacerdotal duties, placing his
>f soul-lit thoughts on 'heaven, while his
o impulsive and loving heart could not es
. cape the invisible arrows of Cupid
d Who is ever quick and cunning
r -With his passion ammunition,
Isa always going " gunning:;"
And devoid of all contrition .
ii A wealthy glass manufacturer, belong
e ing to the congregation, had an only
tdaughter, " Lorena," who was the pride
e and Joy of the family and a dev'oted
0 worker in the church. Bunday school,
-with a class of poor boys and girls, ab
0 sorbed her ardent attention on Babbath
-mornings and the sick and dying in
squalid hJ els or humble cots found her
5, a ministering angel, a walking benedic
' Buch a co worker was at once a joy
i and aflnity to the young parson, and
a thrilled him with love at first sight I His
.1 secret devotion was reciprocated, if long
e ing eyes, blushing cheeks and fervent
a hand-clasps are indicative signs of affec
o " Lorena " had rich lovers by the
y score, And there was never a dinner or
tea at the grand mansion on Allegheny
Heights that was not graced by the
efsonand manhood of the Smoky City
" Rich and rare were the gems she
o wore. She did not seem to care for the
dashing " bloods " who sought her hand,
e and while her pro~ud father and fashion
ables mother endeavored to match her
with a young millionaire iron master,
their insinuating efforts did not meet
with much success in the first dawnings
of love. Modesty and grace were the
hand maids of "Lorena,' over enchant
ing companions to truth and virtue.
To the outward world, whe4 the young
minister and herself met in home,
a church or streets, she was always the
- devotee of. religion and the polished,
benevolent lady, but deep down in heri
woman's heart she loved the poet-priest
with as much devotion as ever Hleloiso
bestowed on the lofty Abelard.
Eternal promises passed between
them, and the lovers patiently waited
the hour when fashion, wealthi and pa
ronts' consent would crown their hap- eo
* Fate stepped in, and to satisfy her dy- w
lag father and persistent, proud mother tb
she drowned the love of her soul ani ti
tearfully married the millionaire. at
She imagined that her duty to her pa- of
rents was supreme, and thus broke the
tie of love and nature, making two U
hearts miserable forever. In a few years t
she pined .away and died of a broken
heart, another victim to a false sense ofa
duty and fashionable pride.
The minister soon left the cold, chill- h
ing blasts of the North, drifted to Geor- w
gia, and when the guns at Fort Sumter a
roared the echoes of the rebellion and a
death knell of slavery Webster enlisted
in support of the "Stars and Bars," and L
tried to smother the dying embers of his g:
first love amid the crash of battle and E
pomp and circumstance of glorious war. n
The poet priest tried to " forget " his a
sorrow, but that was' impossible, as is fe
shown in the following beautiful song ti
evolved from the rippling rills and green j%
vales of remembrance. Ihave been try- n
Ing to secure the song for the past year
and at last found it in a torn and batter
ed condition, published by John 0. n
Schreiner, Macon, Ga., May, 1804. The ti
reader, and particularly the old soldiers, a
will be glad to see again a heart ballad,
composed in the dark vale of disap- c
pointed love. It will strike a tender P
chord in every loving soul. 2
JoHN A. JoYon.
(Words by 11. L. D. Webster. Music by 3. t
P. Webster.) h
The sun's low down the sky, Lorena;
The frost gleams where the flowers have
But the heart beats on as warmly now
As when the summer days were nigh. I
Oh I the sun can never di p so low U
Adown affection's cloudless sky I 1
Oh I the sun can never dip so low a
A down affection's cloudless sky I
A hundred months have passed, Lorena, t
Since last I held that hand in mine,
And felt the pulse beat fast, Lorena,
Though mine beat faster far than thine;
A hundred months-'twas flowery May,
When u the hilly slope we climbed I
To watch the dying of the day
And hear the distant church belle chime. a
We loved each other then, Lorena,
More than we ever dared to tell,
And what we might have been, Lorena,
Had but our loving. prospered well;
But, then,'tis past., the years are gone;
I'll not call up their shadowy forms
I'll say to them, ".ost years, sleep onI
Sleep on I Nor heed life's pelting storms.'
Yes, these were words of thine. Lorena;
They burn within my memory yet;
They touch some tender chords, Lorena,
Wilch thrill and tremble with regret.
'Twas not thy woman's heart that spoke
Thy heart was always true to ne,
A duty stern and pressing broke
The tie which linked my soul with thee.
The story of the past, Lorena.
Alas I I care not to repeat,
The hopes that could not last, Lorena,
They lived, but only lived to cheat.
I would not cause e'en one regret
To rankle in your bosom now,
For "if we try we may forget,"
Were words of thine long years ago.
It matters little now, Lorena;
The ast Is in th' eternal past
Ourhearts will soon lie low, Lorena;
Life's tide is ebbing out so fast.
There is a Future, 0 thank God !
Of life this is so small a part.
Tie dust to dust beneath the sod,
nut There-up There-'tis heart to heart!
INDUSTRIAIL AND GENERAL.
--The frst public schools were open.
ed in 1645, in Massachusetts.
-Umbrellas were introduced into
America from IEngland'in 1773.
-Camden,.S. C., is vieing with Alkon
as a winter resort and the record for
this season is very encouraging.
-Dos Moines has more horses in pro
portion to her population than any other
city or town in the United States, the
census showing a total of 6,031, or one
horse for every ten of the population.
-Horseshoes weighing an ounce each
and just a trifle larger than a silver dol
lar, were turned out in a California
shop recently. They were made for a
Bhetland pony 6i months old, and small
for its age.
-It Is known that wasp nests often
take fire, supposed to be caused by the
chemical action of the wax upon the
material of the nest itself. This may
account for many mysterious fires in
barns and outbuildings.
-In Borneo and Labuan postage
stamps to the value of $100,000 were
sold last year, though the postage on
the mail from these two countries does
not exceed $4,000 a year. It is the col
lectors who buy the stamps.
--A cable dispatch to the New Sun
announces the death at Liverpool, Eng
land, of J. D Bullock, who during the
civii war acted as a Confederate agent
in England, and who negotiated for the
building of the rebel cruisor Alabama.
-E. S. Converse, of Maiden, Mass.,
has given to that city $125,000 as an en
dowment fund for the Maiden Public
Library, which he and his wife gave the
city as a memorial to their son, Frank
--Iowa almost from the date of its ad
mission, has been called the " Hawkeye
State." Hlawkeye was the name of a
noted Indian chief, who in the early
days caused no little trouble along the
western border of American ci viliza
- In the year 1800 the territory of the
United States was 81?,244 square miles ;
in 1900 it is 8,7(18,521 square miles. This
is an expansion of nearly 3,000,000
square miles in 100 years. It is the most
amazing record or territorial growth
ever made by a nation.
-Cripple Creek is the greatest gold
camp in this country, and its production
is very great. The core of the gold
country there is a strip of ground six
miles long by three miles broad. Out of
this comparatively small area of ground
$30,000,000 in gold will be taken this
-Hartford County, Md., is rejoicing
over a bequest of $58,000 for road im
provements from William Woolsoy, who
specified in his will that the money
must be used in certain amounts on cer
tain roads and within a stated time. Mr.
Woolsey will have a monument worth
-Dr. John Kost, a physician of Ar
dian, Michi., who has several times
made liberal donations to educational
institutions, has given to the College of
Medicine and Burgory of Chicago a
museum of zoological specimens valued
at $150,000. The articles filled fiye
freight cars when prepared for ship
-One of the late Governor Mount's
anal lecommendations to the Legiula
unre in Indiana was for the enactment
>f a law providing that the county that
permits a lynching should be held re
iponsible in damages in a suit to be
)rought by the Attorney General in an
>ther county than that in which the
-The $5,000,000 estate of the late Dr.
l'homas W. Evans, the famous Amern
z dentist of P i as been1
ttled, the relsties who codbsted 4e
111 receiving 800 00amng them. n
,e will but WON was left to rela
res, the remainder going to the Thome
Evans Museum and Institute society
-The suocssful experiments of'
nited States Oommissioner of Agricul
ire Le Da, followed by the planting
ad manufacture of tea at the Pinehurst
,rms, Summerville, near Charleston,
ks attracted Northern capitalists, who
ill go into the business. on a large scale
ad who expect to raise 800,000 pounds
inually for the American market.
-The tallest man living is said to be
ewis Wilkins, who is now arousing
eat interest in the scientific circles of
urope. Wilkins was born on 'a farm
)ar St. Paul, Minn, in 1874. When he
as but 10 years old he measured six
iet in height, and now has grown to
ie tremendolds height of 107J inches
Lst three quarters of an inch less than
lne feet-and weighs 864 poundd.
-A $1 bill, bearing only a stamp and
D wrapper, was recently sent through
to mails from Chicago. The bill served
; a wrapper for a written communica
on on a card, and was sewed to the
ard. On the outside of the bill was
asted a bit of white paper bearing a
-cent stamp and the address. Question
as raised as to the right of sending
koney in this manner, but the bill in the
ad was allowed to go on its way.
-For more than 80 years Hiram Bax
)r has been postmaster at Le Buens,
[inn., and has given entire satisfaction
) the community, although during
early all that time he has been blind.
Vhen mail has been distributed into the
20 boxes Mrs. Baxter calls off the
ames and her husband's wonderful
iemory can be depended upon to recol
3ct every letter or newspaper. Baxter
lso conducts a small store and an inn.
-Dentists have long recognized that
he use of flesh food is a prolific cause of
lecay of the teeth. Caries of the teeth
a due to destruction of their texture by
he growth of microbes. These micro
oes feed on the proteid substances which
,re found in meat or other animal sub
tances. When flesh is used for food
he small fibres which become fixed
ietween the teeth makes a splendid cul
ure ground for teeth-destroying micro
Representative Oushman, of Washing
on who was disgruntled because he
ould not get an appropriation he de
ired for his own district, showed by
neans of a huge map that the river and
iarbor bill reported to the house allotted
138,956,050 to the seventeen states hav
,ng members on the committee report
ng it, $8,349,557 to eighteen other States
mnd nothing at all to the remainder. In
iddition, $12,440,000 is appropriated for
,he Mississippi and Missouri rivers and
'or surveys that cannot be charged to
any State in particular.
-The Pan American Exposition at
Buffalo is not the only great exhibition
lo be opened this year. The city of
Qlasgow, in Scotland, will a'so have a
grand exbosition, for which it has been
preparing, but Buffalo and Glasgow are
3o far apart that neither is likely to hurt
the other. The last exposition at Gins
gow was thirteen years ago, and it then
proved so profitable that the surplus re
neipts formed a fund which will pay for
the permanent art buildings to be
Drected t is year. It is to be hoped that
Buffalo's Exposition will b.3 equally suc
--On account of the general flatness
of the country mining by means of
hydraulic power will never Laave a great
future in Siberia, but in many districts
sufficient grade can be obtained for the
use of hydraulic elevators. For dredg
ing river beds the method of placer
mining now pursued with such success
in California, Montana and New Zea
land could 1:e well employed in the
Biberian gold fields. It may be said that
the miles of auriferous river beds capable
of being sQ worked number tens of
thousands This statement. will seem
the less Improbable when it is consider
ed that Siberia is a country inside of
which the whole of the United Staten
could be p laced, with plenty of room to
aparo, and that vast portIons remain un
explored as yet even by the Russians.
Russia is stronger than the South Afri
aan Republics and there is little danger
f Great Britain a'tempting to seize the
3iberian gold fields.
cough is the faith
ful sentinel. It tells
of the approach of
which has killed
than war and
bined. It tells
chitis, and pneu:
monia. Do not
day. It's useless,
for there's a
prompt and safe
cure. It is o
whIch cures fresh colds
and coughs in a single
'ight and masters chronic
Scoughs and bronchitis in
a short time. Consump
tion is surelv and cer
.tainly prev'nnted, and
~,cured, too, if taken in
A 25c. bottle for a fresh
~.cold; 50c. size for older
colds; $1 size for chronic
cough sand consumption,
~ vr lo et 00(o take a litle
write the Doctor. If yan have any
The Hind You Have Always B
in use for over 30 years, b
~ and hai
All Counterreits, Imitations a
Experiieits that trifle with
Infants and Children-Exper
What is CJ
Castoria is a harmless subst
gorie, Drops md Soothhig 8
contaitns neither Opium, Moi
substance. Its age is its gua
and allays Feverishness. It
Colic. It relieves Teething T
and Flatulency. It assimilai
Stomtach and Bowels, giviig
The Childrei's panacea-The
Bears the h
The Kind You Hai
In Use For O
VNE CENTAUR CaMPANY. TV MUM
NATURAL FEAn IN HOnSE.
"While horses are not subject to
'nerves' like human beings, they are
all more or less timid," remarked a fa
mous horse breeder to a Washington
Star writer. "Fear in horses is due to
the fact that they are inclined to mag
nify the unusual into the terrible, and
night and twilight predispcses them to
this nervous condition . Understand
ing or investigating these things, how
ever, often removes all fear in a horse's
mind. For instance, I have a pony
which when first put into harness
could not be induced to cross a rail
road track until one (lay I urged the
beast to touch one of the rails with
his hoof. Finding it secure, lie will
ingly trusted the ,ther foot, and since
then has never shown any fear of the
glistening rails. On the~ other hand,
I once had a mare which always jump
ed over the long shadows of- tree
trunks in the road and could never be
induced to Lpst whether or not the
dreadful things were real or imaginary.
Another curious illusion commoni
among horses is that when one has
once struck his head against the top of
a stable (leer he can never quite get,
over the fear that there is something
dlreadiful hanging about that door,
ready to strike whenever he has to
pass it. Perhaps horses have to live
on in this unmnterrupted fear because
they have so few organs with which
they may experimentI. The elephant's
trunk and the monkey's tail are about
the only organs in the animal kingdom
which seems to have beeii created ex
pressly for the purpose of finding out
things that look- strange or dangerous.
HEz LOOKED~ LIKE IAllnISoN.--The
other morning a gentleman with whit~e
beard, closely cropped, and quite an
aldermanic girth, walked down Penn
sylvania avenue to the Capitol. On
the way he step~ped into a shop kept
by John Denham, to make a purchase.
The shopkeeper looked at his customer
"Did anyone ever tell yeou," he asked
" that you looked like ox-President
" Yes," was the reply; " I have heard
it said very often. Do you think there
is a resemblance?"
" I should say so," answered Don
ham. "I never saw General H-arrison,
but froni his picture, I should say you
were a dead ringer for him."
The visitor gave a little chuckle, as
if he were intensely pleased and then
wvent out of the shop, proceediing on
his way to the Capitol. Denhanm went
to the door andl looked after him.
Standing in the dloorwvay wyas Al Reed(,.
the District agent of the Atlantic Coast
Line. " Al,' ' said Denhiam, " did you
see that man who was in here just
" Yes," saidl Reed.
"' I toldl him," said D~enham, ''that
he hookcd just like ex-President Hlarri
" Of course he did I" exclaimed
Reed. " That was Iharrison himself."
"His P'IN'P."--The logic of some1
Bible readers temineds us of the story
of an cld colored preacher who made
the assertion in his pulpit that every
woman had seven devils in her. He
was hpromptly challenged by' the irate
female members of his flock to make
good his assertion. lie announced that
on a certain Sunday lie would aive
Scrg pture proof of what lie said.
When the time came lie gave thej
proof as follows :" Brudders and sis
ters, you have all (lone heard and readt
dat (10 Lord cast seven debbels out of
one woman. But, brudders and sis
ters, you had not done hieardI and read
dat lie cast (10 debbils out of any 1
udlder woman. Derefore, nf do Lord
only east do debbile11 out of one womian,
dhen all do udder women has do debbils
in dem yet. So accordin' to (de plain
readhin' ob (10 Scriptures, ebbery weo.
man hits seven debbils in lier. Dat's r
Arrangements are being made for the
sstablishment of schools of agriculture
in the Philippines and men are being el
~aled for in this country who will study ti
the agricultural conditions there and 0'
Leach the best methods of cultivation.
yught, and which has been
ts borne the signature or
4 been made nundier his per
ipervision since Its Infancy.
o one to deceive you In this.
uid " Justas-good" are Mit
and endanger the health of
ence against. Experiment.
Itute for Castor Oil, Pare
yrups. It is Pleasant. It
1phin1e nor other Narcotic
raitee. It destroys Wormus
cures Diarrhoia, and Wind
roables, eures Constipation
es the Food, regulates tie
healthy and natural sleep.
re Always Bought
er 30 Years.
RAY OT11ET. N9W VOK CITY.
SuccEssFuL, TonAcco RAISINO.
Successful tobacco raising depends up
on strict attention to many details, and
if they are not attended to at the pro
per time, failure is certain. Burn
your beds well, and manure them with
hen manure, and do not sow the seed
too thickly, for stout plants are essen
tial. P!ant in well prepared land.
Give rapid but shallow culture, gradual
ly bringing up a little soil to the plant
with a hoe. Top at from 10 to 12
leaves, and keep off worms and suckers.
When the bottom leaves are ripe, break
off and tie four in a bunch and loop
on a common tobacco stick. As your
tobacco ripens, keel) on priming to the
top. Now, if you do not understand
the curing, you had better hire some
one who does. Go slow and watch for
sweat. If you have done your part
well it will sell for 810 to $50 per
hundred at present pricos, but if you
are given to much sleep and take
many holidays, you will have the long
est face in town when selling day
comes. Orinoco and I mprovedl
Flanigan are best. -WI. 1t. Lambert,
Guilford (Co., N. (C.
The North Carolina experiment sta
tion has discovered that the flavor of
eggs is (determined by the feed . After'
giving henis chopped oniens .or two
weeks the eggs became so disagreeable
in flavor that they could not be used.
Wheat shorts, cottonseed meal nndi
skim milk increased the number of
eggs laid, but the eggs had a disagree
able flavor. Cracked corn and corn
(dough resulted in fewer eggs, but larg
er ones and of better flavor.
This is the season of the year when
the feet of h<,rses neced to be looked af
ter. If dlurinig the muddy season the
germs of scratches were planted, the
disease should be discovered and treat
nd at the earliest moment possible.
Pride & Patton
Are closing out their
winter stock of Shoes
as follows :
All $5 and $0 Shoes reducod to $4 00
All $4.50 Shoes reduced to - 3 50
All $4.00 Shoes reduced to - 3 00
All $3.50 Shoes reduced to - 2 75
All $3.00 Shoes reduced to - '2 50
All $2.50 Shoes reduced to - 2 00
All $2.00 Shoes reduced to - 1 0
All $1.50 Shoes reduced to - 1 20
All $1.25 Shoes reduced to - 1 00
All $1.00 Shoes redluced to - 85
rhis sale will only con
:inue for a few days and
w'e therefore urge you to
:ake advantage of it
vhile it lasts,
Pride & Patton
Greenville, S. C.
FTANTED TO LEASE.
A FURNISHED HOTEL in a town
r city of South Carolina. State num
er of rooms, location of hotel in rela
on to business section, the length and
3rms of lease. References given if
MRs. E. G. P., Reideville, N. U.
MONEY TO LOAN
On farming lands. Easy payment.. No
>mmnissions charged. Borrower pays ac
Lal cost of perfecting loan. Interest 7 per
int. up, according to security.
,, NO. B. PALIER & SON,