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YO.1 UNClE JONA liAN I II.
Melvin was i.ore fItunate thanl le
had (tltiated hope, for iv hIl golle but it
short distalnce wheni ie I at, lit o
road anid after fullowilig that a littl
way ranl (11 oin ti a house.
It Is tiue It was uot iiich of a
beinig Iluerely a smal log C11ii. i'l it
SUIrroT din i 25 nV 111ea1 ger t :11ii. 1i.l
vitinig. preilsing lithk t i til- h % 6
COn forts; but, for all that, it W0ul'l a i
ford shielter and food'. :a1 l 11 a1 %%:1, [
giat deal utnder the ciretui-in' s.
lie rode up to the tua1l1 de lone .31
fence that stootl Ibektween he' y i 4 and
the road ail wa- 1:irin f t l e1t
let hls presence le Lnowl whle a 111111
entne al' Ildt 41 (1're
lie wva-i a little. wiry. ve:'ther haIlln
('Il chaip. almli ',t hillden n''Tl 111,0 : 1A M
i lu th bre:nl brililicel str:J:i 1::11. I It
waS no t exP-etin: .1 ti :ire.' e,. r.
iti d the upe:ir:i1-e e f - " '
great si se t1 Mt. I I ." I
Fihlrt. h;i - IInou thII I a ! .I - \\e u i' l.
opei. inil i Ste1 l St tt i: ig i ' I. e t
It was: M-lvinl wh\ l -it, N I st
"I l -ive IoSt Ili w h a l. "'a ndv
1 1n eloo in:: er a Ih~iee t e,.nl the
peling w!thi yo':"
If .\lelvin expected thi tr:n tv p eI
hadiel ju t n:e d. i n iii 1':i- -'% I'li
IedI . t't it ie:. tIr ti re ' ' t'e
is pe . lth i nr h no\lt2'e eee thler . i
ier:uit, w ,:tl pr: t. L i ro ll : 1 e 1f
. ii :n W I : I. e.ie: VI '
I:ti 11 te tell i : .'t ' ' lit -ell
K i il t1-1, :1 a .
S tp ai I V it~r A :: ll t' l'. Iil'. .
little' er, un. it h e 1. i t :11. e
w le li1i i -i r uil i t
g :In1y f it
gIn e t lila' :l t l .
'lzeth rili e:i n'e!lv li es llen't xol
" e 'Still I 11111it 10 . I w rhat il
'in' zil to1 t e i i I ~el .eeit h1lli
gitn sleve. :- y.-lu' i ve heirl
"\\'t :1t It 'I " jet o lh Isihel: Thitt.
lhit l s 'ill uyl' tineel 4. a s heon f e leay
lliie i l' i s' liiv we e 1teei. iter ll'vi
itth len u V e nse toi~ iii an -; l it leeost it
whaet of i:" ii eeslel''
gi .tclst in- t i d ' ." ehei ii lg
" st ilo t.'"
"li('' ::! lii t '.l 14 e Your e l' eel i . .11:
Tur( r i t, I s ' .it~e t~i iIt, t h 'i a giin
un hre. y i o e e ert
of t lit' fller' Isg iti i l
"lIxi l d Jn't kno w tat li 'iiv lid."i'i
"\Van el i i wh tn you id' shiti' ofe' ich
hi1gssel i the w s ."1 i iliIii t
~l't ytuli *I tiki upsble'efor y
'Oto lse your way'i lini ai strliee wodIty"
'1 Jet k ow itsin ssbl.
i 11 t1 likte~ See roclel ioffet a lh g.
jil tgl d (it." reei ii i tl i
"oSuppose11 yiou eai wer in alii' lireu
dh1 'Oinii't n1w rheasone fo teTh
"oht, I'd tno wall. riht whlh one
place. onh'alyou litlnow"Iitug
anxous accot o tha eck wet'er M
"I think thso. idargh i~
"decgone from whpataI'd hear'd tt
yowu ou avebratger in thet?
"Yes, some.' gh ol aj rel
"Guessnayoain't hone of toe aske"
In flroncohe ownth." rerI
"eron theoldorthe Waett's v
rih Coonar big peetd houtsortf"
"Naeve preachundosnea , anh?" ll
Ineght coane."oithra iln
con uin mao re ck onott" l
jes what devericadeot in I~theor
dou mnuhtcsi, hasl f ou" ut
wason exptInthe a wo ld.i'm t frinC
"reI've gohearndlgn soe lac ofth
pl'sabout Conid'e Ittle knowing jelgei
"o tic oun tafndBecket' Mbi
"esr.ckoecdo frou wait I'drher t<
germio tryat gt ory teust our s'o
nyow, yo2" ebsiesi h
8 P. MO.NTFliORTl
M, 0' o rutahr.
"llain't, h iess zinebby you
moueiglht i t kilnier l. ri til with a
' i o. .\k1 ' 10l14 1rii 1 f n
*-ti e e l y . .\:I btt n i 1 . 1 a ,3 lb tin re
Interet.Id to it t th n nIih els
--Vt'-. artI i t-.'l I '"nill stop
'th: y thingl". I ain't
It-prctn-litl t. o - .%ay I fn din't."
''l ttyo h ven't an'wiered li'.''
' ,. I .nle' I in't. lI' gha1 youl
o, vn\ n.'n . - tra it'r. 'calist- I
got ny lin~ to unn illn tholli other
nin: i lt. an ih-an larg t all abiut it.
YO . 11 11 life Sli ll II Ii.I. ' t 1i,41111.
" hy. t ob shore I II. W hat r-1-:1
sitl itlicei'l' tl - still (.1 4litl IIl l 'or1 h l itt
anscwerin lou, I' lik to knR OW' Yvs,
i * ' Imill 1' 111 it, 1 111n '11
-thc r l,l1e r wti ilt t nnoli -s aroun111 s
1i1M.' Ii ill s. kl iIre , ' ill l etf
tl I llit.
I o ''I I iI I l t v t i l I I ; i .I I ell I t I I;a I '
lie.~' -IIr s ;11*1' 3 | Iie l Ial ju itl - s ".s
I la. I I Win* It #li l. *'lh '' . 1 i <11 ql 'i' f
ih ilel' i iel (. lell e I lii I' I ItI' I f
ttil' in tor uthapls hulnp ti a laceU Iso
i4 tIlI it i Iss " I I ef II i I I 0
"e Noi Ill lest'ilti l ' il e ilel.Illt
hSi''e' , 1 .f il es t y illl ic ll - 1 1 i;-, tl e
s'lle-- 4 th i li ti it h v il) lilt'
"\ hyi I l e i li iit II(ill't it l'iI I i
t. clu p l u t d 1othin thl \.:y I
ig rr it, as h fll r s yS. Y u 'r 111 ,
your on. biloss, I 'ssi, an ic 'low you
goe tii silty J e o.st whar youi1 olea'si."
"co lneiines 1i l)."
"t-gil) i ,esyou'rt e a1-goin Jest wI a r yoi
pleitse lw, alt't ytill'
"A lttt Irckell you I a t.i t outthat It
Iltl't a btlaini hel it III( Il' I elillsiless wh1:
yo 'r, a-gin nor : eet 1114W what. yo i're a-goIn
" I I I 1al-r I Iss yi ioil ae Ibit I t Ior
r.'e thee .\ r. Title .
%" 1 s .4s), all I I11ess I~I A'hby pou'I,
Iputube right too. At he Sane tilie
low you nn't hl . t part of' tilt!h
coin down((Itry to li k we ulls'e
"I knowe you cubIlln't hardly he
but with al thr solleirillS an armie
tIt-goill1 about. thewy they\ are-1 a l'olle
e1il't. 1 i chltic i l 'l aec' bili liOt hill t
ulot'e. 15 sebb y ew, III ll c clil~t . l
aGr' at o tt:ei (i t ioesn't ei t tell
it re rsnta in a y ol a itls
eand I oeyul ellewtota
il 'hy ys si---- l s oe oth t
wode, ow what kido mnr
thmfellier tlhiks they're a-golint
301lOic l'ltl o vryhn nw 'y
dreadfully hungry andm t ired."
"'Why, to be shore you mlust be0.]
stani's to reason aL feller would l
hunllgry an1 tIred after ridin all dai
Yes, sIr-ce. Guiess thleml fellers ihahi
tno notion that they're a-golin to tii
gold around here, hav e theg?"
"No. Say, I'mz ti of all thIs foolhin
and lim just gohlng to dlimountt atl
spend the nIght wIth you1, anlyhlow."
y ou1 tuioughit jest as w~ell 'in' dlono th
long ago 'steaid oif settin thtar chew
,the rag all tis thue."X'
se "Why dhlin't you tell mue long ai
that I mIght stop?'"
"I- was allint to; buit, asl I said whl
ago, my13 mlindl got to runnlInl on som1
gt tiln else, anf I forgot It. Wonder
ttihem fe'llers are0 'lowln to 111nd allver
"eNo. Where shall I put my1 hotrse?
"Jest leave hlim thar at tile fene(
I'll tote him1) to the stable dilreckI
Itfeekon If thlem fellers haln't enlculati
to fInd gold nor silver 'hlout yero till
m0luist he a-flggerin on findIn somneti
"Ges melthby It mnoughtn't be Iroi
dnow, miought ite"
In spIte of tihe tact that lie was tiret
hungry and anlnoyed. Mlelvlin burst int
; ing was so persIstent and ridlculou
that It hlad becomie amuhlsinlg. Ilresentl
"Now. Mr. Tur~ner, am positl.o
not going to answer another questIon 7d
until I have halid suppiCI, 8 You ieed a1
not put yourself to tile troible of ask
Ing me another thing. Do you under- p
"To he Shore i do. fill you'll find I
1in'1t lie ma to go oil askin a filler t(
questins 1 wlel I see lie don't wInt to o
be bothlired With 'VII. Nary tline I g
pin't. ]tt. by gravy, strallger, it puz
pies let igger t out what kind of mi1In. 'I
eral tiei a r1li :11e conitini on tindin
vere- it dsit'S shie ic: leekon they can't
'he sp'-till to) find Copper nor lead, cnr
NIlvin rills hed into the' house, leav
Ing TI'rnierl' outside to put away t he
:111 l'ondliter all alone the <iues
thins tt:o. they did not affect
bi li i l te least. interested him deeply.
Ad I as 'I'iurineir pon idered till deni cattle
to hii, f orhe lii lacked i great deal (of be
ing as much li t' fool ts he seeineid.
lie stopiped ()n his way to the stable
with tie( horse ald, nodding his hiad
kioiew Ilgly, rluttered to linIsel f these
"Cofm down yere to smiiell roun' for
mh ineIral: 'owerful li kely story, that
is, wheI thinr aIn't tas much inineral in
this hull htinlame section as ia feller could
plit in Ia t iuen's (Ilr. Come down yteLe
for so richil fellers jest to louf ahout.
an sie what he (Iln sient iII the grolnd!
Thiat thur"s till iltoutglty I'Iasoniale',
nll fset' mil N'levv it--Ill in pIg's
ey e! YIu are ia si(ek nli, young feller,
lut youin i't euite siek eniough tie
slide dlowin y U1 'le JoiIthiln Tu1r-i
i(r's I hilon. iot <luite. Your I'l'e
,eenaillanl itiayli't le iucl to look at,
hut liw las-ks a hul passel of beil ia
detrned-i idilot asylulm, withl no moreal
sense tal a gatl,.slst. all his optinln is
tha"t you1 are.( a-lylin til that thar's a
gilml si-al lak (of you that you llain't
StIM SI'AlWl'S HiSllS NF.(lIIOTtS.
Situ Imtiks ilil iot go hotie at once,
but passe'd oI down the stret in the di
rectlon of IlIcks' stori'. t had been
his eisiot to go there every nlight to
join tle little group of illlel Vho al
ways congregated around the store
stove in the winter and oi the platform
In front of the door in the summer to
loaf away their Idle hours.
Ile had long been one of the leading
,spirIts in these meetings, and hireto
fore hie had cone to them holdly, atld
in the talks that followed Iis voice had
been heard taking ani unportant part.
But tonight hw approachled with hlllt
ing step and shallied faci and sat down
quletly on tie edge of the plat form on
the very outskirts of the group. 1le
hoped no ole woudt notlee Ils pres
ence, an1d le was cnr-ful to dlo nothing
to littriact attention to It.
Pap Sampson 'was tlire and ,Jason
Rtoberts and ,ilm Thorn and at mnnher
of ot(he-rs, and 11 inost proninent alliong
tiell all and lmst in evili'e ill the
conversation was FEbenez.er Sparks.
Very laturally, tile subject. iindeur dis
cussion was thie( war al ti battle
that ]),fid that ilay bes-n fought in thent
hearill. Ebenezer, with wonerllffil (1.
freinte'ry, se'ized the tirst oppolertuniity' te
bravie deeidis-eform'ted hiv bihii in the
'olliilliiiig ilesirs' lio I lgeinl taike' upi fl
soldlier''s life lilil Jolt1 itl Ilhs light ailtl
tepleinc e- llosagers asie hard'ishipis
of wari ais lie ail deis in slays gon~e 1by,
mient . It wa':s a mystery ts' himi how s
-Itan i'oubll halvie the assuranhiice to boeasi
o-if Ihis lbravery wh'en only13 a few houri'
ages he hud shoewnithei very' tueen ts
whinl lie was talking that lhe wats at
arranlllt i'owardl'5. Sun knetw that he hant
acetsed thei iiart sef ai t'ow~ard, anid ti
knew~ thati every inne tIhlere knlewi it
andhue) l wa' reli'solvs'l that if' no on14
' fore l'agu Sa:unsone briouight his cai
"Tmlcr, Ebee'teze'r Spark'ls, thiat'l d<
We aill knowsi howi bravei yt' ar1elli, H
I hall ain 't aI gr'ainl ofi us4 Iln thle wosrt
p diiit 111h plin tio 11 todayi3, you1 lii Sit
'"Sit Cl't se'emlto bi e dli imuel
tailt 'houit the way lhe doe,"'' ,Jasoi
obtserved,' w.iith It lan:gh. "'Iuhess lie he
lieves in1 let tIn htis act ins speaik fo
''"Il'rd, .tasont I r'eckoni lte wayi3 SIim'
wolinl donie khls oft took the tuck
it ic hoped no0 oneC wot'l notiec his pret
o to Sim, he addedl, "5he kiind of lilt yol
h)o0ty haird, dlin't she, Sint?"
Ie "No hairder'n aI deserved, I gutess,
e- Slum replIed dryly. ''1 (did act the l.l
If erabitle cowiaird, ani it aIn't 1no wondel
in slie wa'ts ashamed of mec."
"Say, by grannily, butt that's one wa;
'to talk, ainl't ltt?" Jason salid after
e. short siletice. "Yout aillet a bit lIke El
y'. enezer-, Situ, ie idone more cowau-rd!;
ni thtan youl but y'ou wonI't ketch hit.
'y own1in of It, nary a time."
~'"I cnn't help niothiin 'hout what El
eniezer- does,'' Sltim repliedi. "It don
(10 no good to deniy the ti-ilth when cv
e. r'hody knows w-hat I done."
"'You're righi t iin, sima," Pap Sainpth
Boni81( saidearIlly. "'AdielIt vi nega r to I
8weeter-, an adit a lie Ion alotherci fatl
Saiin't go in to ma lke thle sitthei I'ti m
)' less. Th'enm Is gospel Itruthis itf taI
ever was one outsIde of the 11013' Wit,
er 8sparks4, to taill.. 'im Into yOlti er-niv
it digetst 'ell) 1.lng fit midl spells." J
"Pall] 81ampsonl, " .henlezer. exclaIm- vv
1, bristlinig up ,' - I 'l4?- eN ii-:. )
te that I been ni-lyin't"
"LOrd, no, Ebelnezer ! I nltt't no liaid III
iiusiutate, but when i coward makes a
at like lhe's br'alvet If hu. iin't 1l3 Ine's
Ittin iIght slip next door to it." aE
"You hetter he keerfuil, Pail)," 1im
hIornl Said. "1or fi'st thing you know bl
- h e_1 -f
dkowil ~ ~ ~ ~ "" ml Cla111myIlao v
1 11k Il . al1 n . ,
S l31tIl t h Ii i iIl' i
It elIp. Milk tills %N ill utll'Ul
yo' h have - I ' pl ialn 1
Id ow i till st41. t'll w.lial ly tI liN t 11v -ict'r
t-:11.1 i s e' ill blove tll l
"th it It laluh Ilike S\\inm\.i".i
she'"i .lson 1-1 ask ad Tio1-Y be ki ai l:,
I il -s Ji CIlm 1 "I P
ruuhi l w mit h a. itll yI r;ht nw i
t'h ie til selv "Iny wo llt ;1 (1\111.y sii'll
Sm' ti its til l w ith lilt toin-I sitll t-ihat
afor \ fo. l )Ord l'ilt h-ll 'e n soo iiek i
Ylim ll l 1:11.1 11 i t3 ti a lI\l will ttI
p'ess," ini Thorn r-irked . i n
h wil4 l he rshe askit. wa'll'A i ill'.
'ilill It i, liyl Sun':l I' 'v Il.'lIvt
sia1443'S 11 11:11%i .111 344'11 talive'.iiihiv ii i(
dlliliti't s (til. wit 33 t h1 hu s Lllh 'hif
sTrne ra"i i fe lldsa
t ".'1 lli Thllil ull nstant ei':i had it1lia14
'11 ' I ills c 4 o k d1 it ill iatndji.111 wilt,
andl qthere was14 gi itu lt)bl ow oi l thing
11 1 t' thel l, liI.14 tha it14l wi t h:ti ll!
14)(301. 1., 4 lip i- 44', it'rag Sill would I 1i !
gerill434 u his f(tutu ti'i'iii i lt( i slip'
,I in horn ," h4etren -a, "yo I3 3inv'
'o1(ad l ilt d rt 4, (i it'ilt, a fi e or' l
Sa(kf i iar, a(nIt (I3l 1 311 you' 344ak il-k thiieni
to run, but inl an instan Sim uu hoh
bef hIs colar with 1(e1 hit 3t with
thel other' hadii given lini a blo4w 4on tle'
shiet of1 te 114end that sent3 him3 to4 th
follo14wed( upj his advan'ittaige 34344 i4ound-4
8(on and44 thle test 1intrfered, and1( iive or
g44t Thorn'3 a3way .
A\ flerI It wa1s all ov~er'4 3( an 33Iimihad
s4433n4 (111ine, 44 loig ati hdin ini silen3ce
alul ith ai4333 kind of4i nwe.' Tol~ the. he44
they'3 teIll th1at1 they'3 4lid not know\~ him34.
It was4 liiek whoS brok4 e 44 til'e1 p(4u4'.
"'Why . 81in." ~t he aid. "'what15 's4341n'
you0 din~t sih a thing~t as that'1"
"Ilet hi11n keep'j is 34144331 shit 144
(lt a4-lyin1 'hou1t 1,(4ucsy,~' (then."' 811m
<jlltstions5. "'I'll hit. hit33 a4.'1in if' he
hlit anybody(13 else that11 does it, an4 I'll hit
"'Well, that 's4 all right. 8im, but y'ou
jes5t cooldlowni no4w. ,Ilm1 Thiorni was.
1more4 to do, 311 yo'd'4 jest 3as well gIt
"'My land,(1 Sim, you1 shore1 lilt him a1
g(0od(3 u!"' Jaso 3101sahl. "'I ne4veri seeC a
l)urit ier lick struick 11n ail 4113 life."
"'An 14It was1 alli done14 so4 quick," an-1
wasn3't 1 uch mor 113e'n101 uten3 ,liin Thorn)'31s
an 13 say3in. '.113m T1lhrn, youh4 are(. n l13ar'f
jesl't that4 n-way. Then4'i ,1ltu starts to
run,33 34n 44f'4re1 I knowe1'4'i it 81im hail4
galthered him by31 13 thei ('ollari 443 give him41
An. i wa4sn't it a liuk, though''" Jason41
saidI. "Whyl43, say,' It jIest keeled Jim31
ove thar (1411 tru'44ick 114mt 1 bet lhe niever
"1 he(t het didn't1 know~~ no4thin1 touiched?
him ii--jest floped41 141~ dow thar13 f'or all the
wor'Ild lket a1 shot4 hog. 1)14dn't '(ow it
was. 13n you4 to hilt ai tfeler' hike that,
"L~ord, I r'eckon Sum never' knowed It
neiher," Pnp(i Sampnlson said, "bult 1he
knows It no0w, an3 you1 ail bettter look
0o1t. No ma1tterh h~ow~ h1armless a (dog Ia
wh'1ile he's asleep,. he may he the wust
klind of B dlog whenI y'ou wake 11133 up.
An im 1 I13ank1s i watke now1."
Loueesy," 8133 saId. "''Iess'ni you all1
was'145 to git your~i heads (1 unebe4l3d."'
"(Guess5 nobo1dy' ha3in3't gotin to say
flothini 'bout I ,ouesy,"' Pazp Snamipson
repliied1, "so) y'ou miouight's w~ell qunIt
n-.throin0(u that at 115. ,113m Th'lorni had
not busliness t(o spea'k thei. word( he1 did(,
even'1 1 f it had44 beenC3 ai tru 3 word1(4, an3 1
mo1(st kno 31'It wa'tl3i', 143 you3 41133e ri1ght
313ill ani to tikt it up. ('m3 II penge.'t
able14 33483 33n3'elf. uix 3'4ou13 liti fll how.
343 inigin'ally3 I H4et 3443 fa:ce4 aJ'int (415s3n
w~1ord( to4 say3 n4g'inl4 4:4 IV man 1 wht liht.,
fol' lis woman'4 s g44441 41 4:li4. 84. I --at
81411 tantks, 333In i-:ay ' ',jo i i 3444 s
r 3i i 4ed m3113: ' u' ' a I " 1, n1.1 i's ':1
(11 "That4'. ht' .:,'e' la n i~
pro)in33ptly' agree''4d \1. hn,,I. 1-.g . ,n 41
Y tup i34 314 fr i 113 that4 I 1ail't 34ever3 41
110nobody3 in aill 3y)l'fe, but. you1 0 j4'.t 14'
333 my (4wo4113, n13 If 14 the fur doni't 11ly It
1'uwon3't 144 my43 I'ault. Them'31's 33ny ei-'ii
- tsi ever'I' (13m4e, 333 1 311n't n-'ke.in
who~t knows It."'
-'"Course8, 813m done right, an' hiot hr
said, witht that4 rendy13 sympa1)thy3 people41
areQ144 t t feel ('4or thle vIctor as (tga(inst
the Vanqu(liishled. '"1'd 'ni' don1e( Jest like
himl If I'd 'n1' heeni in his plane., 01n1y 1
bet I'd 'a' 13a1d .111m TIhorn (out so's lhe
wouldn1i't 'n1' got up 110 more for' a
"By grainny," said anothier, "I 'low
Iin got off pow'ful Iasy myse. a It
ere a good thing It wi'n't 1ue I ha11d
41"' % wvith "f
"An u enn het your hIde wa
oulghty fortunate for hii." rei. irkel
third, "that it wa't e."
1InP Saipson thumilped hIs Ine
Miinst the floor ind111 laughed.
"YOU unis aire( all n-talkn ip w'ful
g, lie Haid, "but you tns bett. r not
rgit that Jim T1.horn nin't de:1I ytt.
ain't Sensible to go foolin rotili' a
Ille's heels 'less you got binlziess
it r. "
i.s Sim Bantks walked home that
'ht lie felt greatly elated, and in his
ul there was t kind of feeling-closely
lin to intoxalntfoi. Ile stood erect,
th a learing pro ld (1 dsdaiiful,
1l his head well up ald wialked with
itep 111r11ufand conlidenit.
lI knocking .n11111 Ihorn down tle
tly I. d I lit. hail demionstrated to hIs
'ighbiors that he wa s not so muci it
w:ard Ias Ihey had Supposed. That
Itlil tsell' wIs a greal deil to be
'oud of, for lie felt that in riemovling
e -tain 4.11' cowardice from lils naie
11141 risell alost Insupportable
ni frin is sul. Bu mit that was
t all 11i, ytet the chef <i1se of lils
L.oiisai wouldi leairni what lie had
mne, and l sit woil kiw that lie had
i. It ftotr hrit' sake. lLe would not
.11 heIr,b tot rsw b. Ilsk w -
Ige Opf iiian nature \it 1t was limited, but
w\:I" bro"ll enoug t l tell hun1 that
Is prlaises sung Ity tothers would be far
lore elftetive than it' sungt. by3 biniself.I
That slie w lutl e Iltased Il' felt as
11r.0, lit' shl wt11b4l uinh'rstaid how
a'ell lie lto liheir aint hiow uitre ready
ie l:tk- 1111 a 0an 1int e(l e oI n earth to
tuii up in her '1144-1w. Then. ti, she
voubll re4alize. tiilhe was no(t (the vonl
elitut ibl. oll o he 1:1(,l f boulgh t him 11
t11( i II.i i- st - t' \lIhi he hai l sItoken
>t I in ai 41 t 1o Im I 1 in such harish teiIIs.
Periais slit' woil even sluk words
>A prase, fil' , hlis con41cluet, mnll perhIIlls --
ih, happy tlit '-she tilght put her
11r111 aboumt his nevck andl kiss blln. That
woultl lit a ireiwartl iitletil. id for such
it rew.1rd 11w woubtil he willing to titi
Fl-InMt, s weet bIn: I, u how in
Dfr uost4.- iveilius hope1ls areV horn,
0only It Ilisl With their uirst btreathi jf
When'l S.iin renehelo, he founud
tll! house dark ntol 1.ouisa in lied. lit
went in anil strltk a1 light :titl Ili'
par' to ittire. Hlis wif'e was asleep' ,
ILnd le niioveil 1b1titi1 noistlt'ssly so as
lit t to) wa .k lii.
l'rt'steitly his (e f l tllon a scra1i of
papt lyi tig o tht tlno r. .\ lihaiili'Illy
lie tik it uplt :11i glani ed at tlie wr'iI
Ing it bore. I ustaitly he sat. ul :1ut4
read It eageily troghi. TI, uz
zledl andj( mystiftid hll re:ad it. againi
III agail. 'Tlese were thle wrs the
papwr Conitained :
My Dcar .ouisi-Nuewr let anybvly know tiat
you know mie, l it' for (;r's rake ,lon't te-ll a liv
trig Sout Wlh) 1 aimi. SO Soon its iiOssible I will see
y)u anid explain.
What d d It Ineall?
[TO BIE CONTINUED.] '
-Congressman cauuerL' of Nelw York
fears thait in (lhe ot far distant futurt
Niagara Faulls will l isappear. Ie thiinks
that the flow of 300.000 cubic feet oh
water each minute through the Chicag<
canal w ill eventuah / dimiinish thc water
in the Great Lake ,and he sees further
loss in the proposed canal from Cleve
land to the Ohio ri 'er and the enlarge
ment of the Erie ctnal. Private corpo
rations are taking vatst amounts of wate;
just above the fa'ls, and (lhe volume ot
the cataract is alru.'dy thought to bi
-A queer instance of improper in
tluence said to have beeni exerted upoi
jurymen comes from New Hlaven. The
jury ini a certain civil case went to Fair
haven to visit the house of (lie dlefen
dants There, according to the counse
for the plaintin, one of the parties tt
the suit gave one of (lie jurors a pieci
of pie. This pice of pie 8 the groum
upon which a motion to set asidle tht
verdlict is founded.
Many a school- ,
girl Is said to
be lazy and>
the least bit of it.
She can't study, easily +
falls asleep, Is nervous4
and tired all the time.4
And what can you ex
4pect ? Her brain is being
fed with impure blood
and her whole system Is
suffeting from poisoning.
Such girls are wonder
+fully helped and greatly
changed, by taking
Hundreds of thousands
of schoolgirls have taken
It during the past50oyears.
Many of these girls now
have homes of their own.
They remember what
cured them, and now
they give the same medi
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You can afford to trust a*
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LION. ISAAC D. WITHISRSP OON C
"A Christian Gentleman and a 81
True Nobleman "--Sketch of His
Ex Judge Isaac D. Witherspoon, of fc
Yorkville, passed peacefully away on 81
Sunday morning. 24th inst , after an
liness of twelve days with pleurisy. I
The Yorkville correspondent of The a(
State says that " his death was as calm hi
as the slumbering of a babe upon the d
breast of its mother. His age was 6->
years. Judge Witherspoon was an cl- t
der of the First Presbyterian church at t1
this place, a Christian gentleman and tl
true, noble man. No worthy object o ti
charity or benevolence was turned awa y pr
by him, and in his legal practice he a
never refused to give advice on acc ount i'
of the poverty of the applicant. Dur c]
ing the dark days of '7i lie was the a,
leader of this county in the redemnption 2
of the State from Rladical rule, Hie was tli
b~el ovedl by this community and his de- a
cease falls heavy upon us. lie leaves a ci
wvidow andl two children, Miss Lessie -t(
and Dr. William 1. Witherspoon, of ti
Bhetllcd, Ala., with a large circle of rel
atives and many friends to mourn his
.Isaac Donnom Witherspoon was born tJ
in York and was one of the sons of the il
Hon. Isaac Donnom Witherspoon, who
was for many years Senator from Yno-k C
district and one of the leaders in State 9
politics. IHis mother was Miss Rteid, of i
North Carolina. He belonged to the i
historic family of Witherspoons, of t
which the Rev. John Witherspoon, of <
Princeton college, signer of the Declara- E
tion of Indlependence, was one of the
mostl conspicuous members, and Robert*
Witherspoon, Congressman from South I
Carolina, another. Tlhe young lDonnom
Witherspoon entered the South Carolinai
college and graduated in 1854 alongI
with James Lowndes, Benjamin R.
Stuart, J. H. Brooks, Hlayne MeMeekin,
Rev. J. R. Riley, former Judge C. P.
'1ownsend, J. H. Whitnr and others
Then he pursued the study of law, and
on his admission to the bar entered into
partnership with the late WAm. B. Wii
son, andl the firm p~racticed with great
At the beginning of the war, Judge
Witherspoon enlisted in the Twelfth
regiment and served until delicate
health caused a transfer to the branch of
the treasury department of the Confed
eracy stationed in Columbia.
York County was sparedl by the Fed
eral armies, but suffered worse devasta- I
tion, if possible, in 1871 and 1872 because e
of the brntal Ku Klux raids of the
Federal troops, whien Major Merrill, an C
officer in the United States army, re
ceivedl $200 rewardl for the arrest of E
every alleged Ku Klux, innocent or e
guilty. Judge Witherspoon had li -
hiandls full assisting his friends and~
clients. Not for years (lid the county (
recover from this (dragoonade.
In 1876i a determninedl effort was madle
to throw off the Radical yoke in York,
Judge Withierspoon was lnminated for
Senator by the D~emocrats and after a
stirring canvass was elected wvith the
legislative and county tickets. Hie went
to Columbia and was of gieat service as
one of, the D~emocratic leaders In the A
Senate in which the Republicans had 18
members and the D~emocrats 12, and a
were trying to seat Senators Gary, Todd
and Maxwell, besides placing Lieuten- a
ant Governor Simpson over the Senate
The struggle was long, but was attend- hi
edl with success at last. After Senator
Jeter became acting Governor, Judge
Witherspoon was chosen president pro
tem of the Senate and servedl as such~
until ho was e'ected judge of the Sixth
circuit in place of the unique Thomas J. e
Mackey. lie had p~revlouslyv formed a
partnersipl with Charles E. Spencer,
which was now dilssolvedl. After seryv
in g several terms, Judge Witherspoon
vol Iuntarily retired to private life and
resumedl the practice of law. lie was v
actively engaged at the bar at the time
of his death.
Judge Witherspoon mlarriedl Miss
Wright, daughter of Col. William
Wright, who was the president and chief
builder and owner of the King's Moun l
tain railroad, lie had two children, Dr.
William I. Witherspoon and Miss Leslie
Witherspoon, both of whom, with their
mother, survive him. lie has two brothr
era living, Dr. J1. Harvey Witherspoon
and Mr. Josephi R. Witherspoon.
.Judge Witherspoon was a conserva
tive man, a good citzn and~ a safe coun
sellor, lie had many t lnds through
out the State who w 1 be doubly
grievedl th'at lie has so so followed his
friend and1( colleague, Jud W. H. Wal. V
lace. Judge Fraser, a oer contem-co
porary in the reconstruco and sub- cur
seqhuently on thme bench, d not four
e Kind You Have
THE CENTAUR COMPANY. NEW YORK CITY.
)NVERSE SUMMER SCHOOL.
:ate Superintendent Announces
the Date and Rates for Board.
The State superintendent of educa
)n, Mr. McMahan, has made public the
llowing injormation in regard to the
,ate summer school for teachers:
The summer school will be hold this
ar at Converse college. This does not
dicate any. lack of appreciation of the
imi able advantages Winthrop college
ts afforded. After much correspon
mee and many personal interviews
ith schoolmen and teachers, we have
.cided, for this year at least, to give to
e people of another section of the State
e advantage of having the school in
Spartanburg presents many attrac
ons. It is not only a city of push and
ogress, but an educational center with
distinctively literary atmosphere. It
s at the foot of the mountains and Its
imate will be cool and bracing, especi
ly inviting to the teachers coming from
e lower part of the State. As It Is on
e direct path, those who wish to spend
few weeks in the mountains, after the
0s0 of the summer school, will be able
do so with a minimum' of hdhIoad
The school will open on June 20th.
lhe State Teachers' Association will
old its sessions at Converse college on
ie 18th and 19th, immediately preced
ig the opening of the school.
Three hundred teachers can be ac
ommodated in Converse college. The
barge will be $14 for the thirty days,
Kluding the session of the Teachers'
-ssociation. President Wilson and ma
ron, Mrs. Thompson, are enthusiastic
ver the prospect of entertaining the
tate summer school, and pledge the
eputation of Converse college for being
first class " in everything, that the
able accommodations shal Vbe all that
ould be reasonably desired. A limited
lumber of men may obtain board and
odging in the Wofford dormitories at
he cost of $8 or $10.
The attendance on the State summer
chool has thus far averaged about 860.
l'his year It should be 400, and during
he two days of the Teachers' Associa
coimmnediatel ypreceding the State
chooe hed edance should be at least
Two years ago the summer school was
mn experiment. Its success was doubted
>y many. Utter failure was predicted
ven by some who were rejoiced to find
heir predictions unfulfilled and the
chool a remarkable success. Now with
undireds of teachers over the State hay
ng experienced the advantages and the
leasures It affords, the school can be
aid to be firmly established. The dif
cuilty will be to accommodate the
Tihis oflice will Issue soon an annotunce
ent giving full details to instruictors,
ourses of study, rules and regulations.
)ur Spring Lines Of
rnow being opened up,
dwe find them prettier
nd better than we had even
We get them direct from
me world's best manufactur
If you will favo: us with
look we can certainly please
Somec very desirable win
r Shoes still going at great
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