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VOL tI.-NO. 31. PICKENS, S. G., THURSDAY, AUGUST 29 190.
BIL ARP ABOUT MARRIAG]
What Kind of Girl Should a Your
Man Lead to the Altar ?
When a young man falls in love al
resolves to get married I reckon it is
good thing that he is reckless of t1
colPequences. I was, I know, for
never thought of anything except tL
pretty girl and how happy . Would L
to get lier. I had no thought of troub]
or lioverty or grief or war or deatl
The time was far, far away when th
silver cord would be loosed and th
golden bowl be broken. As for th
girl, she is more reckless than hc
lover, even though her peril is fu
greater, for hers is to be the pain an
sulriniig, the care and anxiety-th
night watching and sometimes th
broken heart. It is a mystery to in
how the mother endutes it all and hold
tip her head au- keeps her strengt1i
But love for her offsprin g, matern
love, sustaius lier. It is the gift o
God. There was a marriage inl oul
town the other (lay, and as the crowd
gathered at the church our neighbor
Mrs. Felton, stopped in the veran(a b
rest and see the battle from afar. Sh1
was, as usual merry and sad by turn
--sometinies the tears were glistenin,
in her eyes and soon sie laughe<
merrily and showed her learly teeth
When the bridal carriage arrived shi
gave a maternal sigh and whispered
" Poor things, they little knowii wha
is ahead of them."' Suddenly shi
branched off into a story about her lhtth
pet mule colt that is now her (ail
comfort. "11 t watches imc at the win
dow," she said, " and lhen I go out i
runs to me an14d lays its head on m
arm and almost nestles in my bosom
Mary's lamb was not more loving. 11
bites and kicks at. uver3 body, else, bul
runs.to me and fawns upon me witi
perfect adloratioi." She laughed agam
but all at oice the corners of her moutl
droopcd to an angle of '15 (leC s aml(
her voice trembled as she said: "But
major., I have at last come down t<
haril pa1n and niisery in my 01(1 age
No cook, not help or ily sort, am
though yesterday was8 my sixty-fourti:
birthday I had to pull the buggy dowi
to the branch and wash it. Oh, m3
country I" She erie(l a little, and lthei
laughed a good di al more. Pearly tear
and pearly teeth are attractive featture
in a woma' .Nevertheless, betweet
petting mu: -olts and washing buggie
she still fir s tinc to plead for ti
education of the poor country girls oj
But what kind of a girl should f
young man marry ? Of course, sh(
miit be born of respectable parents
she should be virtuous, she should hav
a good, loviig disposition and a fail
education. ,She should be healthy amtit
have no taint of her lover's ancestra
blood in lher veins. All of these quali,
fications have beeii discussed ail(
treated over and cvcr again, except th<
ha.9t. I am inlspired to say soiethin'
about, that because its importance hait
long been overlooked-neither poet;
nor philosophers not scientists hai
written upon it nor given any warn
iin-. A letter recently received fron
a young man ill Miissippi asks i
thero is anything wrong ill a man mar.
rying his cousin. Yes; very, ver)
wrong. The answer is found in th(
records of the asylumws for the deaf ai
dumb and b1lid. Their chief patron
age comes from the intermarriagre o
(c0u81m1. These institutions (cost on
State ab~out $75,000 a year, and half o
the expense could be avoidedl if the iln
termarriage of cuiswsprohibited
asylumii befiore me, b~ut I know of thire<
blind children of one famlily who wer<
sent thlere, and they were the offspring
of parents wvho were cousins. I knov
of flive chlildren of one family syho wer<
sent to our deaf and1( (dulmb mtitute a
Cave Spring. Their plarents were d->ub)l
cousins. They ha~l but one child whi
could hear and speak. She was a good
- looking country girl. She married
clever young man who hauled woodl fo
me. Soon after bis marriage lie move<
to Texas and~ hired to a cattle man
and was so faithful in his service tha
in a few years lie bought au interest il
the ranich and1 prospered. I met bini
at Waco sixteen years alter lie lef
Georgia, and~ lie was said to be worti
$100,000, "ud his two elder daughter
were at a boarding school at Waco, 1!
miles froni his homne. Hie had si:
children, and, alas! one of thiemi was;
mute. TUhe taint had croppedl out i
the second generation.
Professor (Connhor, the faith ful ani
long triedl principal of our (leaf an,
dIumb I inistitutlion, has tab~ulatedl th
parentage of his pulpils for* many yearm
and1( reports that in 20 families produ<
ing 48 niutes the parents were firm
cousin. In 1 2 families p)rodulcing 1
mutes the parents were secondu conui:
in 11 famililipes prodlucmig 15 mutes th
plarents were thirdl cousins. Altogetl
or there were 97 miute chiildren i
parents closely i elated.
Of 4100 deaf mutes 193 had1( de(
* li~alenits, and1( many of these (leaf partenl
are no doubt, the offspring of the inte
marriage of cousins.
Among these 400 piupils59) manrriag
have occulrredl and1 there have bet
b)orni to them I 10 children, 89 of who
can hear and 21 are mutes. In 109
* the marriages there were no childr<
born. Now, aftecr one, two or thir
niwtes have beeii born in suiccession
l~Ibenits, it would seem a sinu, if not
crime, for them to have nmore. T]
law should prohibit it. But if this ca
not be (10n1 after mnarriage, the remet
for the future is to prohibit the int<
marriage of cousine-yes, andl secoi
iouisins. T.Lo be borni (leaf or bhlnd u
sini against the child, andl to have
suipportedl by the State is a drain up<
the treasury that, might be avoided.
But, being deaf or blind is not all t,
evil that follows these incestuous mm
I. riages. If the children are not deaf
blind they are generally under so]
g hysical disability. They are cc
suiptives or epileptics or idiotic, a
pass through life and leave nO sig
d Fortunately mostof such marriages 1
Ssuilt in no progeny.
0 " Oh, well," sonC say, " the Levi
cal law didi not prohibit it." No,
did not, and I reckon that Cain in
'0 ried his sister. We know that Abi
0 ham niarried his half sister, and I
n- doubt that is why no children we
0 born to them except one by grace
e' their old age.
B Jut it is said that the lonan lai
r and the laws of England permit su<
r marriages. Yes, the Itoman law d
i nitil. Pope Alexander 11 stopped
e and( prohibited first, second and thiI
c ousiiis from intermarrying. The lav
c of England permitted such iiarriag<
S because the kings and the nobilii
waitel to keep) the crown and the tith
itad their estates in their families. Ai
so our American people, who have pa
rerned after English law and precedet
for more thani a hundred years, hav
been reluctant to mnake any change i
3 this regard.
131A the questian is now coming I
a the front, and the titne is collilg for
change. It seems now to be an estal
lished aidi universal rule that thes
marriages elutail upon the offspril
evil consequences, bodily or mntalll
or both. The evil effect of what ,
called "4 breeding in'' aoiig aninmal
leads to the conclusion that it is ani in
iversal law. 0good stock, blooded .toe
is not perpetuated il that, way. Heat
a coiceitled nian declare that lie wa
desceided fron the Carrolls, of Cal
rolltoi, iA old Maryland. Suppose hI
did. That was six generatiois hacl,
ial would give him sixty-four ance
tral fathers and mothers, and hence h
had only one sixty-fourth parlt of ol
Charlos Carroll's bloo in his veins.
know a lady who boasts that her fathe
could trace his lincage back to Crow
well. That wias eightecn generation
back, and woild give him 512,000 au
cestors-not much of Cromwell's blo
in her. It is astonishing how rapidi
the ancestral tree widlenfi. Two -ell
crations back gives a man only You
great-graii(fathers and graidliotlier
but twenty generations gives lim ove.
a million. Just think of it, youn
man, and quit bragging about your a:
cestors, for there are over a millio
different strains of blood in your vCim
aiid no doubt some of it is had-ver
bad. My wife's grandfather was
Holt and his grandfather was a Iar
dolpl and his grandfather was a Pe
ton and his was Lord Rolfe, whi
mlarried Pocahontas. 1'hiat was te
rencrations back, and gives my wit
1,02-1 ancestors, an1d therefore, she lia
1-1,02-1th part of Poky's blood in he
veins. Mightly slim ftrail, it sCem1
to mne-not1 mluch injunl about, hie
One day I ventured to ask about th
other 1,023 parts that did not cOie frer
Poky and she never said anytiiig, hui
looked at me in a peculiar tone of voic
that reninde(li me it was none of im
business. But I honor a noble aince
fry. I used to think that maybe I (h
scended from Captain Joh1n Snili, br
oil iivestigatioi foutimi that lie nevt
was married and iad no childrin I
Bu11 j A m'.
A SMALL MERCHANT MARINI
The Republican Party and It
- Protective Policy Responsibi
for Its Size.
I Mr. WV. D). Woods, of Darlingtonm,i
reply to ani iniquiry fromi a well know
and poplarlii clergyman ini the StaltI
shows how tile protective tarilT of thi
Rep3lubhican pairt.y works inijuriiously I
3 the growth of the mchaniitt miarinil
L this counitry as contrasted with Emi
land's free tradle policy, which hii
> buil, the huge Ileets of merchantime
- that arc lIying~ the Britishi flag in ever
clime. Mr. Woods writes to the Neu;
r~ and Courier :
I It ought to bie a self-evident fact<
, propositionl that, where, for illuvtratioi
t two men oir corporationis are engage
in the same line of business, but pu
1 suing dliretly opposite nmethiOds of com
t, ducltinig that buineiiss, and1( onc 8u1
i cceds and the other fails, that the pl11
s of the one( must be0 foundi~ed on~ go(
2 business prinlciles, while that of t!
< other must of necessity have het
1 mfaniaged accoring to ai system at vaii
a ance with bo0th e3xperiece1C and1 coin
mlonl senise. .Free tradoe and( nrotec3tic
I arc as diaimetrically opposite as tl
I poles, and1( whichever can1 he shiowni
e he ighlt must, of necessity make I
, other hiopelessly wrong.
-Then, 1oo, what is wanited in bmn
L ness affairs is niot theories, but, praci
9 cal results, and it is just here that tI
~. pernicious dloctrinie of priotection1 h.
e beeii, for the I~nitod States, a dliami
i- and costly failure, forcing us to d
>f pendi almlost entirely upon foreigni ve
sels for thie transportation of both 01
uf explorts and1 impljorts.
Ls Our navigation laws, to put them
r- a nut shell , make it imposile for
vessel to fly the American flag unie
is thait vessel is buiilt ini this countr
n This law hais beenm in practical oper
in tiou lorn a good miany years, with tI
>f legitimate result thamt if a citizeni of tl
n1 United States wanted to buildl a vesm
3(e he must pay exactly what the protfect
to ship-buiiders choose to exact, ini 1
a way of cost,. IFinding that it, costs
ic much mnore to buil the vessel lie
ni- thanii it wouldl ~in some1 otheor couniti
ly and that with this enhanc~ed cost
r- could1 not compete with the shipsi
id other nations, lie would simly abhr
a (Ion the idea of building aiid use sht
it which, as they were bui~t, at, the Iow
>n1 possible cost, could give the very Ic
est rates for tranisportationi.
ice An illusturatdon of ho(w this law,
tr. well as others based oii a protect
or tariff, enables ship-builders and maui
ne facturers of. material used in the con
n- struction of Vessels to put their pricc
id up1) tothe highest limit was forcibly es
i. posed by Senator Tillman and other
e- in the bill before the Senate, callin,
for appropriations for steel plates usem
ti- in the construction of war vessels. I
it was clearly shown by Senator Tilimai
r. that the bid,, for supplying this armo
a- were not competitive, and that tit
to price demanded was far in excess o
re that paid by the European Powers
in Now, if tle mianufiacturers felt s<
strongly entrenched behind the bul
Vs warks of protection that they couk
h overcharge the government, it is verv
id easy to perceive how they could blecd
it the private citizen.
d The United States has cheaper coal.
.s cheaper iron, that is far more of it,
s and a great many other advantages
y not possessed by E1ngland and, this be
s ing the case, it is self-evident that if it
d has very little merchant marine that
ti- le protective policy of the Republican
it party , the party responsible for the
c present navigation laws, Intt be at
D fault, and that this is the miai;n, if not
the only, reason that oir country
o makes such a miserable show i the
a way of a merchant marine.
England has pursued a policy direct
e ly opposite to that of (e Unted States
and, if we judge by results, we are
forced to the conclusion that our
s friends across the water know a great
s deal more about tle law s of trade ihan
- We do.
:, Previous to the war for Southern in
d epeidenlice, when the country was tin
der Deniocratic rule, the United States
1had a large and growing imerchant, ma
rile, being a strong competitor with
England fori the carrying trade of the
world. As a result of the wair the mci
chant marine suffered heavily, but
I would have long since recovered1 and
I surpassed its former prestige except
r lor the withering blight of Republican
s As an il lustraition of how easily tlhis
- could hav been brought about by the
I enactiient of wise laws it is only neces
sary to cite the case of (Germa.ny. Pre
- vious to the war of Is70 witi France
r tle present (Gertanii EIpire was divid
, ed into a number of States, not event
r the greatest of them, P russia, having
: iiytliiing worth mentioning in the waiy
- of a navy or a merchant marine. There
i has been a great change in the past
twenty-live years and to-lay Gi rmany,
y with iiot, a tenth as much scacoast and
a a great dealt less in tle way of re
- sources, has a strong uavy and a great
and rapidly growing mirchant. marine.
o The writer feels that it is hardly nec
1 essary to have said this much, for if
B there Is any other tangible reason than
s the one given aboyc for our lack of
r mnerellant Iatrine he, the writer, tileatds
s ignorance of its existence and would
like for sone of the nIew converts to
set him straight about tle mtter.
As hats already been remarked, we
t lmust accelt resu.ts, and when Eng
land can Ilourish her frce trade laws
with one hail and with the other point
to her great fleet of merchani, ships it
1ought to convince cvery reasonable
man that tile present- navigation laws
r of our country should be disciedited
o and ahandoned, for they have been
weigrhed inl the balance of experience
aiid found wantiing.
At the tiie of tle passa - ge of the
present navigation laws of l'ngland it
vats predicted that her comimeicial su
premiacy had received~ its dealth wvar
rant, but the very op)posite result has
tauken place, while the United States,
pursuing a dianuetricatlly opposite pohi
ii cy, of whlichi so miuch was priedhictedl,
ri hats made a signal and disgraceful fail
, inre, thanks to the boasted commiercial
e foresight, of (lie liepublicani parsty.
o TIhec writer is perfectly aware that
ii there is nothing new in this, but then
- (lie truth cannot, be too often (old, at
s heaust its long ats error statlks abroad in
n (lie land. ItL must, however, in justice
y to the R~epublican party, be admulittcd
s thlat it has beeu coinsistenit in thle pur
sunce of this policy, for the whole
'r t rend~ of its legislation ha~s been to cin
I, rich (lie idividuail at the expense of
d lie masses ; ill othier words, to make
robbery not only piossible, but, give to
-the robber the protectio n of t he law.
W. I). Woos.
ii J)urilington, ./1ny. 14,
I (i1ol i:lA il aI:F A N I) A lTF~la. --
Dr.~~ T1empilte, (lie Archb ishop of Can
Sterhury, is a notaible personage about
whom many good stories are relat ed
eSomo. years ago a young curatte seekinit
to e lcenedwas bidden by D)r. Temt
plc o red afewv verses of the Bible
in ordler thatt his fItness for conductinu
pl~tlic worshiip mnighit 1be jud~ged.
" 'Not louad enoutgh,"' was (lie criti
c- ism of(he bishop when (lie young
man had liniishied.
"S'Oh, I'im sorry to lienr that, m3
-lord,"' r'epliedt the curiate ; "'a lady it
-the church yesterday told me 1 couk.
s- be heard most plainly all over.''
S 'Ahi I aire youi enigagedl ?"' suiddoeiil
aisked Dri. Tempille.
'Yes, my lord.''
a Theli bishop smiled grimly anid said
'"Nowv listeni to mec young matn. Whiih
you are. eng'ag~ed doni't believe every.
Sthing the lady tells you, but,"' lie add
edl with a delp chuckle, '"after y'ou art
marredbelieve every word she says.'
-L iodo T1ruth.
so The late D~avid Dickson, of Georgia
re wats a proserous farmer and madle bi;
y, ~ii corn crps, 1n0 matter whait the seasol
bie was, wet or dry. lie insisted (ba
of corn, if plaiited deep in the groundt
n- wotuld staiii it protraceted drouth ad
las miirably13. A fter (lie corn was wel
st. grown lhe resorted to shallow p)louigli
w- ing between (lie rows, so itS not to eui
the roots. laniy farmers are said i
as neglect Itiese simple rules, aind so, ini
ve (drv Seasoni, imake short crna
AS TO THU TWIN BROTHFIRS. be
Esau and Jacob Differed in Ap
pearance, Pursuits and Chur- ton
And th boysgrew *g* And Jrati On1
said to Jacob, "Feed me with that same s8e
red pottage." A l wuob saii, "Sell metlUl ton
dlay thy birthrihIt."--;en. xxv: 27, 30, 31.
They were brothers, wii brothers, T
but in evrytlhing unlike.
They dif fCreI ill appearance--Esaiui hei
hairy, rutlly, strong, full of anmal life ''N%
an( couragec. lie Craved excitement the
and amuiseent. .Jacob, 1m1ooth of Or
skin, dark in feature, slight of build, ins
no match for his burly brother in
physical force or activity.
'Ihey liflered in pursuits-Eisau a ,h
cunnling hunter, a man of tie flel( Till
chase. Und hie beenl living now lie
woul(l have been foremost ill 111 y11,11113'
(arilg 111(1 ouit-door' sports. Vitli
hiandsome facee, genuliin- dhsposition,
quick to resent, but quick also to for- to
give, polishe(l in manliler, i goo(i shot,
a splen(1 id riler, we see around us to- , v
day many like E'sau. .Jacob love the MI
hoie life. The wildest ex cise aini nil()
dangers for which Esau pined, as -anI
imprisonedI eagle for its rocky crag, wil
had no fascination for him. lie was
coitelit io (iwell quietly amon (le
flocks, busy inl tle common, every-day
They (liffered ill character. TIer aett
is iuch ini Esau to attract. I f he w%1as,
im11petutous1 , n1 wats gelerous. It he m
was rash, he(- wats fraii. If ie wa s p
wanting in religious fervor, hie was af-. (11re
fectionSate. If hie (loted on It le Ileas- Cliei
tire of' tle chase, lie was splendi( com- ali
pany, every inch i 1num. But for all
this le Was decidedly Sensual "p11 ro- OWa
fanc," the ihble callk it. Ile was a All
shave to his semi-es, 11(1 ai led a - ll
thing that wouhl tilrill him with a .
ileetoitg excitement. lie ws willing hemi
to purclIase pleasire it any pilce.
Alas 1 that he should have Such a
host of followers ! .Jlacob vas a iuiet 1>
111111, but und11.er the calm exterior there
were depths and (epthls. And on the
(luplicity of his imture there was also
11) iimllilense callacity for reli.ious IH
Iaith an(1 indomititible teacity. Thus, Wel
while Esau Was occulied only with colo
pleasure, Jacob was stirred with a long- testi
ing which coulI not b)e sitisliedl except "
by the possession of the birtlirigh1t. 0
The birthright ? What was it%' It law,
was not worldly pIoperty. All that the "
worli could give Esau was 1I in "
abundaiice. lie muirrie(d Weil and his
founde(ld a strong, 1101 house. Ie "
ha( a large fortune, an( went down to I
his grave in peace It. a1 good Old age. "
Whatever,, then, the birthright, was, it 2111
was lol, worldly property, for of this "
Esau, who lost it, had m3ore thani Ja- dIr
cob, who woin it. It was not iimimity was5l.
frain sorrow. Few have trmlden a "4
m11ore i'lrgge(d path than Jacob, or en- inl 1.
dlured greater nusfortunes. It was not "
firedoim from pain or grief ; for of '
these Jacob, who won it, had0 far more he i
than -Esau, who lost it. will
The birthright was a deep spiritual .N
heritage. it gave tile Iiglt to be tle you
priest of the family or Class. It carried m1ei
the privilege of re'eiving Sanl CoInuu- I g
lientinig the iDivine message. It, was a law
link in tie line by which tie Messiah all
was to ie born into the worl(l. This in I
5111a1 much more thain this was summed IF
up in the possession of ihe birthright. 1ia
One day .eJacob was astailig over a 're
caldron or sivory pott.tge, md of red
lentiles, still hiighly relishedt in Syria. N
'i.'hie app)etizing 0(dor1 tilled theo air, anti( clha
at that, mtoment who shouldt comic in thie
bult, Esau, faint with hunitger, lie did s
not kno thW le lnme, but~ the sight~ and( lie
smell were <qnite eoullgh. "G ive meA
of thast redl-tihat red !" lhe cried imipa- in
tientlyi. , acob wats hiot wholly a sei- a
hihmn ut it suiddenlly occuirredl to
himr here wvas his opp orttinity to obtain arei
Sthe prize w~lihi his birothero esteemed0
so little. So he madie the extratord(i -
naruy pr'oposalI to exchainge thie mess of gbt
pottage for the birthight !if
Behiold , in thie one0 1hand( rise (lie'h
far-away vision, unlSeeni, spirituaSl. Ongr
the other wass (lie steamIiing. p~ottage,cu
very templt ing in his hunger and1( weai
niess. Esau (elosed withi it. "'tlehld,"' pr~l
said (lhe hilull' hiunteir, "1 amll ait the (
point to die. Whait prllt shasll thiis 01
tbirthright, do0 to mec?"' So ''le dlill eaitr
and1. dink, and1( went his way. Thus0 tO~
did( Essau despise his birthrighlt."' We
cann1 iot exoneraite eithier of these two thu
mien. .Jlcob wvas not, onlly a1 tri'tor' to
his brother, butt fatithless to his God.
As for Ilsiu, we recall the burningii
wordils ofI Scr'ipture i: "'Iook d il igeinily,' '
lest, there be anyi' proifane peso, as g
his birthright." w
Yet let. us, before we ulttely c~~oni- niei
dlemni him, look closo at him. T1hie rell
strongest andI( bravest, men,11 physiail ly , hie
ar1e ofteni thie weakeSt, in resistmi g th n3* l
app),eal of aL miomnl)inr1 y paissiion. Esau o
is masi1teredl by (lhe fragrni(e otf (lhe pot- Al
tage ; Samson01 by thie charmi (of a1 Pi'l- I
istine girl ; IPeter by thle q iuestiouns of ai th~l
midl servant. T1her 1 s no 14 stren gtihe e
apairt, fromt the sttenigthi of G od. F or mii
te)mptalt ions comle wheni wVe least ex:- 'ilae
poet them. Thie nmomienit of pieril is
(tie moment when we return weairy
from the dhangers of' the1 chase1 to (lie she
qutiet htonme, which promises us ilmlmu- shl
ity fr'om a11 atta sck.
These appe)als come1 in thie miost timi
id hins. O m (sIf pottage, o ,knc
glass of dr iink, one miomnet of passioni, hee
0one afternooni's wali1k, ai (j1uestioni and1 get
ant aniswer, a miovemenit or' a look. It F ri
is in such smatll ithings as thiese thast,
treat atlernal~tivyes areO offered andii great
tdecisions made(1. TIhiere sre no tritles
in 0o1r dii y iife. Everythiing is grea.
Th'le harvest for good or' ill sprintgs
1ro th31 le (int est s' d.
Alas, poor Enau ! There was nione Tii
Sto 'ousel him to) pa1ue ; nonle to whii- -
per "Is it wise ?" "'Is it i'ight?"' The
i er of pirevious self-iindulgonce mad~le ' 1
ii. all the more certain thlat he wvoul
sWept along, until the fateful de<
u done, the spiritual givel for tLh<
ysical, tile otelial for tihe tepiorl'
l'here are many to-day like Esau
ipted to harter their peacC, thei
nhood, and their hope of heaven for
n 'ss of the world's pottage. It
11 ; it simells savory ; it promises
lo muore good now than all the Bible
mises. The tempter whispers,
hou shalt not surely (lie."
) Stop I Listen ! Then shall you
r your Saviour's warning voice
Ahat shall it proltit a man if lie gain
whole world and lose his own soul ?
what will he give in exchitilge for
It NIST1-:R WUt TO 'u[:W~i.N
Swise al facetous1 Miinister Wiu
g-l"'aig nuade his pppearance in ia
'role the other evenitg at, a large
'erilig w here both ladies aind gentle
I were preent, wlere he wias the
t Colsplienous guest. Ile, was askedl
ay a1 fe01w oV)rds to the hulies, ill re
iso a toast to them. lie said:
lien I see .4o man1y iniely-built, w)
1 conifronatin- mil1, and I lim callel
n to be the 'galou t of the ilnoment,
it Cali I say but that I wish for thit
nent only I were iiota Cliiiaman1ii
oul like to he in Amilerican U as I
I here, so that c e01 o you
Il( appeal as beautiful to ine as you
3ally mu11st he when Feen th001 (rough
Coultrylln '8 eyes. Alasl the
it diflerence inl thlie f orum;ltioni of
orbs calnilot (o Justice to tle imi
0sion you Illake upoll ine, illtiivi
ly and( jomlltly andl Aveirally. But.
,C are Woie well-nlollrisled ligures
forms among you that. really ap
to he as file as the best tht luy
fertile cotilry has prodiced.
Y your intelligence all soiuls I
tohl, which are liiddeii umder your
in(e fai'Liolable apparel, A\re mor0e
it Hifl even that1. your fom1s. Mlay
all feel the depth a.111d sincerity of
Iinhnirationl; and13, aymyor youtihul
8 1( atli honorab1le years$ always walkI
I in bal1."
A-: Ws T i i.: 13ll.:s-r I N To W N. .i
>ter wIs beiig tried for briig a1
red wil1ness, 1111 .1olohnsig, to
You Sa%3' the defemll(lit, ofered you
to testify in his behal1?'askedte ie
'Ci of Sail.
Now, re10peat what lie sa(id, iusiiig
lie saii he would give me 50 if
lie cliin't speak. inl the third per
No, sah, lie tuck -,oo(I care lat
were no thind pusson 'roun11: <lr
only two----us two."'
I know that, but ie s4pok( tO you
bie firsft personl, did~n't hie 'I"
I W1 d iiirst l)Mi5oli 111 self, sah.
You d(1on't unlderstand ile. When
vas talkimg i) you did lie say :
pay you 50?"1
0, sah; he didn't say nothin' 'hout.
lutym' ine .3;50. Yournaews'
tiolled. 'ceptinhg lie told me of Cher
t nuo(a Scrape You was the best
,er ili San Antone to fool de jedge
de .Iury-iin fI' You wis de best
wn to cover up reskelity."'
or a 1rief, breatlless momenit1.11 he
waIs sulspeluda.--Ilietmit 1-'ree
I 11'lany person tin11k that11 guttah-per
1a11( 11udia1 nubber are substanitiailly
81am11 produ(c11t, but, while they re
b le eachl othlei ini some11 respect s,
11 are distiinctly di ll'erenit, iln others.
vr itier who wais f ormeirly a forester'
lhe Duhil l':asL 1(m0lies hs r0cent ly
isd attenitionl to these illelrencies.
'ar' as the guahilties of thle productse1.
concerned101 Ithe mlost noticele lif~tl
mnee is that. rubber is clastie, wvhile I
ilinedil'0from 01n plan only ; "1ubbler
gi LIt a-per cha tree 18 culti1vat eiv1 with
it, dillicullty, and0 thei naltives of the
iniries where it griows cut it downi
eot its 81ap. Th iree-loll'-this of' this1
11u01, com1e froiii Sumlatr Ial H11 or
p about, one-twentieth of that, of
ber, which is estima~lted at abiot
II0,00 0 pomnis, two-thirids of' it
ing fromx the Amazon'.0l valley, one0
nilitth friom Asia.
lie WV11iigtoni IDispatch knows1V a
tI emani wh lis willin1 g to 00ertify that
M iy 1 biker ( . I-2t 1dy 's hiusbanid
r' thaI cily, where his remonilis still
''se." lin her1 book Altis, l-:ddy saiys
lied ini Wi:mnington1 of yellow fever
18 13:t, and11 his bod 1(~~was escor1ted
someI( I .lrgei."') No uch lodge of Ala
s e;ver ex1il ted ini W'ilmington~l', and11
Lir :o)nh1l not he( mo1vedl. .\lr's. l-:<dy
hit to have 1been more11 81m1e of her
I dhon't wantll to see L~ydia whieii
come10 bac0k from thatil 81n11n1er
' (), shie will lbe burstin;g withi
wledge while the rest, of us havey
ni8 itin aroumii'01 1( in thle heat for
Lolg what little we kiiew."-__Detroit
For infants and Children.
e Kind You Have Always Bought
THLE IIER11O OF A POST OFFI
He Fought Two Burglars I
They Were CaPtured With 'I
The W~ashington corrlesponldent
the News and Courier saymys:
Four men are a waiting tie ex~cutl
of i dentil mou11tele pas( l1ponl if
bor the attempted robbery of the )
oflice at Emm111a, North Calrolila, 111
whici ceutres a tale of' romaice
bravery rarely recorded lin ithie cr
ial aiiaals of the postollice <epitarinIl
and one wilicih liat brouIglt to tile I
thereof the niost flatterinig pr'aie
the lostmastor General.
Sainiuel 11. Alexander, the assisi
post-master at Emunia, is tic her
<lutletioli, and1 he is tile proud possel
of a letter fromi Postniaster Geim
Smith, n hlich reads:
", 11 is learned from an ollicial
port that onl the occlsiol of the rec
robIbi1ery (o1 te postolliee at Emni
North Carolina, you displayed gr
deterini 1at ioll and cour1age ill learic
ly dlfendinig te prope of'ry of the UL
Sutto wihenl attacked by two iev
arnied burglars, whoou finally ov
Ih''vered aflter a desperate cencoun1
ill wIhich you were (an1gerosly wou
(V' Tile possssiol of tihe sterli
quality whichl mlakes4 mlen1 willingr
imperil Ui...1r lives inl defen1ce of, anl I
licial trust I,, n1 % so m n th4 at1 i
exihibitionl, as ill this vase, sh1ould
allowed tI s witoti dist inctly gral
" The1refoe, inl acknowledg.mvient
your fidelity and4 perional bravery
des41Ir to extend to you1 the hIllanks
the postollice depament, 11nd to e
pres.it(,- liope tlat you 4Ily hve I
m11aly yearIs to (njoy tle hon(or whlii
yu have so dearly pl)uasedi, 111
wlhich you are so justly entitld."
Enun111a Is a sial townl n11ubeit
several tu0118aall souls. P ostmasw4t
Ale.-I'llan is the. proprie.tor of a ..enler
m11erchandise Store, in wilich1 t1 in. n
oflice is kept. Yotung Alexailder. w;
ill thle habit of* Sleeping in 1hw "tilr
and oil t1he4 nigit of Februar..y G ha,
lavilg barled tihe 11doors an1d wildow
Ie WaIs Il tle act of retiliig wIven I
wiats 11111s1' bya kn Ilock (441 tih(e 1inn
:I(()' :111 d a rin4iiest for mal1. A I ex a
der openI(l th4e dooptaild was immleldil
ly confrhoted b3' two determined me
wIho with drIawi revolvIes, nteretl
Store, ordered Alexander to) tur11 0v
Ils gull an1d to openith1e s:ae coitaillil
thle postal fulltu .
Ilhe, men were~ .ofter-wants idetilifi
1a8 d1i$elrged convics and1 one, 1rm
.ohnisuII st bood 1urd11-41 over Alexinkv
wiile the othe, Iin 1oser.1, woceved,
to rille thle safe. hester hI ins I
volver onl top of tle saf e4. and was i
ten )tlIy exatninling its conitenlts wbl.
Johns18on's attenitioll was I'or a i1uomev
di verted b y a (cat 11 kncin over a bCI' I
inl tile realr of, tie store. 'l'hle mome
JoIlion tun1ed Iis h(ead AlexinId
leaped forward, grais1ed 14ser l
volver aind sh1ol, Voster. inl thle 1rgion
ithe hleart. lie theni turn-ied thle revolvV
on J1olmlsonl, bull it nussed fl'lir ] dI]
two men glappietd.
A desperate stru1g'1e lollowe
host 'er, serioliiy wounided, pursu
Alexiinier and t814 him inl it ahId
men. AlexanderSeeing 1sr ah.
to shiot. a:.aiL, swillg .Johlisol ar-ouin1
ltie iulle!t, flr i11 Fo1ster's -tun trik
Jonlison's 11f iollider 1f111 1e1 re!
in 11hi4 jaw. (104th 141n thIendw ti11
kn ie m1(11 made a1( most1 v~io s 14
fr114 th loss of bloo~u ad the erri.
excitmen1t wh' 'i he 11u11 um4lergo 41I(
effort, direect theIm~e from the(st
ery1for elp1 ofI th41 )hI1P, l'w aI
4)ank1( unconscious1 to1 Ithe( lIWor. l
lived4414 direelly oppsiteI th slo4
41tart l) from hi* e y the4p11e 14 cr4'Iyl
unmediat1lely enm414ie4 to Alxader'
bef.(5114 111(rry Mlts 1141 Gus'I Gates,4 11.
11n4 the tsie, carriied away11( thIS(
ou~Inded comp~eanixons.e A hort dl
(:ancI et from 44he1 lt.iore they' met, a ha<e
man,1 wh 44 hty1 comp1e1414liy ll to arr th
to4 a4 1place WIS141 in heloe part( of4 the
whee tey ttepte to hide11.05151155.11.P
1141te them' ( ut.4 eln early hou in (i
the1 hosptall, wh his life was1, d4I
111Th(eI'I romanie th the nyeidt1
hsit. "i wasu4 W ent1aged 111 xt n
th' youn, ladies 01of Iuna andoat
rck1.1( r)01nes, 1they werel' maied, o
tlli)for In ecov ry. Atr o hf marrir.j
before locn a ac nth tr
C IN A HUMOROUS V EDIN.
Itd "Did you mcet any sharks when yot
o crossed the ocean, Mr. Spifkins "
asked Miss Purling.
of I Well," )relied SI)ifkins, sadly, cc
la,yed with a couplI."---Town Topics.
ion1 Mris. Norris-Were have you been
101 ltiobIy? I told you not to stir until i
"'it- got hacek.
1id lOlb)by---Vel, I only went down to
anI the doctor's to ask him whether I was
liii. W nll enough to go out yet.--Town and
the l'ene ar ahivays content with
theiro li,,re ,)) said Mr. Crusty.
ant aiwered Mr. )usty. It If
in a bs diflident they say he is naturally
sor refined, and if he is boisterous they sa'y
3ral Il 's sure to make hi way in the
And you say I' h te only girl you
Unt ever loved ?"
l Sure. Do you doubt me?"
eat "No-o. But, I was sispiciou.s whenl
dI sw you give my little brother that
ldime and started him ofT to the candy
1er " The union,'' announced the labor >
id- leader, " is now in a financial position
to stand a strike.''
'' " Will the meubers receive full pay
to while they are out?" inquired a work
ts "1 Certainly not," was the reply,
he ' 'lt the leaders will. '-Chicago Post.
Mrs. Wulder-I. don't see why that
of man Timbers always put LL. ). after
his name. Did ainy college ever con
f eor tIht degree on him?
x- Mr. Tellit--Oh, no. Ile uses the
or letters to indicato that he is a lumber
-h dealer.i -altimore American.
t Y said the thoughtful theorist,
"'it certainly is possible to be too cau
tious ad paiinstaking. Now, there
was young Grubb, for instance. lie
knew nothing about love-making and
ie realized it, so when he fell in love
h h e cided to practice a little in order
that, eve rythinug might he done in such
a way as to iiake success practically
'' Well, the girl lie selqcted for prac
tice sued him I or breach of promise."
W A I1.aurnard College girl tells in the
N ew Y'ork Times of visiting in a house
hold where urace was said at the table
sem i-iccasioinally. Ier curiosity got
tIe better. )I of her, and she asked the
l mistiess of the house vly they didn't
onseive the rite regularly. " Why,'
said tl lady with some surprise, '' We
41y grace only when we lave reason to
he than kiul. We never dream of giv
iiig tiks when we have only roast
heel mr beefsteak, or soinit siul)le thing
'x liku hlit. ulit whenever we have game
it or something really nice, then we, say
gitce, fo iit' worth whilel"
I'll aIdmLt that I opposed your mar
SriIage, iy chilren," said Silas Fodder,
( but. it(n)%v that, you're hitched up I'll
d The gromn straightened up and put
LI No. 1) hoot dowi hard on the floor.
0. I don't see where you como in in
this fergivin' bw.iess,'" lie answered.
"l As Yon say, you dote your level best
to keep us from gittini' spliced, an' it
seemus t hat I ort to he the 01nc to (10 the
t~fargivmi' , which I ain't a goin' to do.
M~ le ani' Mainly's goin' to move over in
il per10 townishiip, an' if' I evch ketch
iiyou arioun' thle place I'll 1111 you full o'
buc iikshot I"
AndI, takiing Maindy's lily white hand
it n his own large brown one, he strode
-across the thtreshiol.-I-1ndiainapolis
Oliver Wemndell Iholmes enjoyed
w, noithing so munch as a clever retort,
me. even if' it hiappenued to be at his own
lie ex penis. (One dauy, at an entertainment,
rei- he was seated near the refreshment
wVo tahhhe arni observedl a little girl looking
ntC withI longing eyes at the good things.
orI Witih ins invariale fondness for chil
is- dreni, Ite said, kindlly:
'k-' Are you hiungry, little girl?''
"i "' Yes, siur,"a the reply.
'y, " Then why dlon't you take a sand
anl " Because I haven't any fork."
iii "' l'ingers wvere made before forks, "
hte said the doctor, smilinigly.
tio Th'e little girl looked at him and re
-pliedl, to~ his delight:
" Not my fingers."--Youth's Comn
" I have used Ayer's HaIr Vigor
uidi - for ever thirty ycars. It has kept
as my scalp free from dandruff and
ide has prevented my hair from turn
mr'- in g .gray."- Mrs. F. A. Sogle,
o- There is this peculiar
e- thing about Ayer's Hair
B;; Vigor-it is a hair food,
iu not a dye. Your hair does
anot suddenly turn black,
-look dead and lifeless.
But gradually the old color
te comes back,-all the rich,
pI, dark color it used to have.
The hair stops falling, too.
i'0(lSt.O* a bottle. All druggtst.
hat f yur rugisteannot Supply you,
-ha Ien yurn dofir and we wvill express
youl '~ a-bottle. He sure and givo the uame
alti- of your nearest ex'nress ofico. Address,
J. C. A YWR CO. Loueln Mas.