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THE PEOPLE'S JOURNAL
VOL 12.-NO. 30. PICKENS, S. C., THURSI)AY, AUGUST 28, 1Q02.
8 ...The Yancey
Bi rthdIay... ti
Richard Floma-, lawyer and orator,
and succesafull, self-made man, was
fluding himself exceedingly bored, and
blamon his fates accordingly. What
had he done that he should have to sit
still in the car, while a very young
lawyer poured fatuous platitudes into
his unwilling ear?
" I don't know that I'll show myself
any too prominently about court to
(lay," the inane chatter went glibly
on. '' I had an intimation on the
street that I might be appointed to
defend that fellow Yancey, and I don't
want f.nything to do with the case. It
dos a man no good to got mixed with
thoba low-flung nurder cases, when
popular sentiment's down on the
criminal. You get the worst of it
whether you clear him or not-and of
coUt se it would he impossible to clear
" Yet?" returned Floman, drily,
looking out of the window.
' Oh, of course. You see, lie's got
no friends at all. The strikers are
down on him because he re:used to go
out with them -and yet he goes and
makes an assault on the proprietor of the
businee--righlt at Yancey's own door,
too--when Stein was probably calling
there to (o something for his family I
-and Stein falls and strikes his head
and (lies-and so everybody else is
against him. A man gets no honor for
defencing a case like that. All the
fellows are fighting shy of it. Person
ally, I'm going to keep out if I can, for i
a man's reputation is-"
" Pardon me. I get out here," sad i
Richard l?loman abruptly, and swung <
himself own from the c,r, wondering I
vaguely what he had done to be visited I
by such unutterable plagues.
Ho was three miles shor, of his
oilce, but why should he hurry to t
reach the oilce, where monre bores I
awtited him, 'doubtless, to talk him I
into a deepor frenzy? Let his partner I
attend to them for a iittle while. He I
plunged into the park across the way 1
and took off his hat under the trees.
IIe had the park almost to himself.
The children were at school or going
there; the nurse-maids had not come I
out yet. t
In all these shady spaces, just him- t
self and two children. They were a a
girl and a boy, seated on a bench. The c
girl's feet hung down, but did not p
touch the ground, and the ,,oy's feet y
stood straight out before him because a
his legs were too short to hang down. 1<
The boy was crying dismahiy and Flo- li
mnas, who was mt a lounging mood, i
stopped and spoke i, him. a
"Hello, young me *," lie said, "what's i
all these tears for? Lost your ball?
Broken your wagon?" a
IIe spoke grufily and awkwardly- I
not with the silvery persuasiveness a
that melted all hearts in the court. '
room and on the rostrum. le was not c
used to speaking to children. There i
was no boy in his house, and no ball
or wagon. He and a certain proud and
cold woman would have been better s
and happier to have had them there. ai
The boy ceased sobbing, a little
frightened; hut the girl explained with
asober little smile.
"No sir, he's crying because tomor- t
row's the Yancey birthday, and papi ]
can't come hlome- .md so we won't,
Floman founsd his attentioa . . ughit
by 'Gis ari,ess speech. Most of the
speeches he heard were anything 'uut I
art,less. iIe saut down on an opposit,e I
bench and looked at the two, his hands I
in hsis pockets.
" What kind of a bIrthday wra iat, 1
yon mentioied?" he asked politely. I
"Something new in hi rthdaye?" a
The cbild's faoe Hlushed. It wrs a
pree,y little face that had grown too
" The Yancecy birthday," she ex-1
plained carefu)ly. " You see, that i
our name-we are Yancey's, and to
morrow is our birt hid iy-mamma's and
Boy's, and mine. We are all three
twmns. And that's what made papa
can it the Yancey biriliday."
She smiled up at h zn innocently, de
lighted to tnke b!ml into her childish
" That Is a beautiful idea," lie said
gravely. " And why isn't papa comn
ing home to buy Boy romething?"
IIe had not thioeght u'it,il then-lie
had been merely passin-1 an idle half
hour-but the look on the child's fago,
the sorrow so much older than her
years, struck to his heart.
" Oh, I see," ho said gunm'y, " your
father is Frank Yavceyl"
" Yes,". said t,he grl, in patient lit
tle tones. 'I'hon she went on telling
about it. " We used to have a splen
did birthday when papa came hom --
sometim'.s a premec if It w'sn't too cold
-and n' is things for all of us. Of
course, now idamma and I talk things
over, and we can understand it, but
.Boy's such a baby, and he cules."
" OhI Boy's such a- baby, is he?"
asked Floman. It had bee a long time
since he had been sorry *tor anyone,
but now sometHing was tugging.at his
heartstrings. IIe was looking downi at,
Boy's sister, whose feet did not' touch
" Oh, yes," she saId resignedly.
" And that's the reason I brmng him
out here, so that he can cry without
making mnanima feel bad, Mamma andh
I talked things over for nights, and
nights, trying to fix up something for
Boy so that he wouldn't feel quite so
bad, but we couldn't think of a thing.
You don't have very good 'lmes when
your papa is away, do you? If It
wasn't that I talk over eveiything with
mamma--every sir gle thiing-I dlon't
know what we'd do."
The tall genthen:an in the other seat
looked away down the avenue. A
pathetic little long-gone vision rose ul)
out of that past when he had not, been
successful nor self-made. It wai i
vision of a raw, country boy, going
home from church through the moon.
light under the whispering trees, with
a timid, little hand on his arm. The
boy had devoured the sweet, innocent
young face beside him with huugry
eyes, and had hated Frank Yancey in
his heart for having wooed and won
her before he had a chance. If he had
seen her first, he told himself, she
would have taken him; and he tossed
on his bed all that night, torn wi h
jealous rage and love that could never
be told. No matter-that was long
ago-he came to the city the next
morning and entered upon his career.
When lie thought of her during the
next few years it was to thank heaven
that he had escaped a marriage that
would have kept him a groundling to
the end of his days. But now, as he
looked away down the avenue sone
how the old thrill went to his heart -
he felt the light touch on his arm, n,ak
ing a leaping madness in his veins
-And saw the moonlight drifting over
the brownest hair anid bluest eyes in
nll the world. Ilis own eyes (immdc(
it the memory of it. Well, it wa3 long
igo, and lie was successful among men,
but there had never been another ii ht
" Oh, deal I If pala coul(1 only t.im
iome," was ibe tired little sigh tunt
twakened iim, Ile started and tu' aed
,o see Boy asleep on his sister's lap,
vhiile two tears rolled slowly down her
You-you musn't cry P" he stan
nered. " Perhaps-''
" I don't, let inamma see me cry,"
he replied, smiling up at him with a
billdish womanhniess that broke his
lea.l. Ile snatch(d his hat from the
)uih.I and started up, looking at h),
vatch. If there were only timie
, See here," he said, with an excite.
nent that le had not felt in many a
ong lay. " You go home and-and
alk over things with mamma-and1
ell her--ask her if she remembe:s
)ick Floman-and tell her-well toll
er that Frank isn't without a friend,
If there were only time!
Tel minutes afterwards lie was
ushing through a throng of spcctators
hat crowded the court room and ex
ended into the corridor outside. Men
tood on tip-too to peep over one an
ther's heads, that they might catch a
limp3c of the prisoner who was n ot
pith the strikers and yet had done
ingle handed what some of them
)nged, yetdid not dare to do; who had
ept persistent slene dp i ng his imn
r isonment, and who refused to employ
lawyer, though he k'icw himself to he
a (lire extremity,
" Ten to one his neck'll stretch,"
aid a man in the door, as Floman
ushed by him. lie heard the whisper
ud saw the dark looks cast upon the
risoner; then lie walked across the
ourt room and took his place at the
1 isoner's side.
He was just in time.
" Does anyone volunteer to reprc
out Francis Yanecy?" tliejudge was
sking, and Floman stood up.
"4I do, your honor,'' he s.ud.
There was a moment of amazed si
"lce, broken by an excited whisper
hat went around the court room. if
loman had taken up this case-,he
~rent Floman,-whby, then
People w ho saw him saw how lie
toopedl and whispered a word in the
tupefll prisoner's ear arid clasped his
and. Then he arose witlh head t hrown
p arid lips set, and those who knewlbin
:new ,hat, there was a bat,tle in hand.
What, that, bat,tle was is still rememi
>ered andl spoken of wit,h a thrill of
)ride by those who watchu.d it,s p)rog
ess, who heard the examinat,ion and
~ross-exotni nation of witnesses; who
vept an(l laughed for two hours,
wayed by such oratory as lie hia:l
iever uttered and as they had never
aed~. If lie had been farmors before,
bose two hours left his fame dlouibled,
~or the jury returnedl a verdict, of not,
~ulty, without leaving the box, and
otly denied ofterwards that they wore
rnder a spell. Whcu the verdhict was
tendered, men shouted and thr'ew
ip their hiats, and when the court room
was clearedi went out wipimg their eyes.
Frank Yancey was led out staggering
by thie man who had saved him. As
F~loman put him into a cab, he leaned
forward, h'n face working.
" As lon you've done this, Dick, '
be whispe'. ,, "Il tell you why I b t
that hound. I reached home in timie
to hear him insult miy wife--an' I'd 'a'
gone to the gallow's before I'd 'a' mix
edl her name up inl it."
" Good for you, old man," returnee
Floman, with barren speech, but w'th
a return of b'is long-gone heartiness thiat
gave him a tendler feeling about the
eyes. P.erhaps. the tender feeling
rc..!' icd its root (down further, for he
gra:;ped the tremnbling baud on the cab
window. " Keep up .a stout, heart,
Frank," he said. "I've got, my eye
on a position-worlds better than the
one you hod-chance of promotion,
too. Well, goodlbye. Give my love
to-to the little girl that talks things
over with mammal"
. * * * *
It was late when the great lawyer
reached home that evening, HIe had
been detained by a box-a ver y impor
tant box--which, after being paced to
t'ie brim, had to be marked, " For the
Yancey birthday," and sent by a carc
ful messenger. He went home at las..,,
tired hut smiling, the lady, cold arid
proud, retninding'him of a social obh
gation to which they were al ready late,
" Oh, the Willoughby dinner," he
exclaimed. "1I folgofr all about it.
You can go, my dear anid m&e my
(xcuses. I am too tI dI and not fit for
She smiled, but there was i hurt in
the smile, und in her eyes. 1
" Good night," lie said as she kiss (1 1
him. " There is a little girl-but you I
shall see her and be a friend LO her.
Ilie sat down, looking into the glow
of the lire, and long after the coals n
wore veiled with silvery ashes he still i
saw there the brownest hair and bluest s
eyes that were ever seen, and a raw i
country boy, lost out of his life long I
ago, looking at them and dreaming h
futile young dreams.
CONGKESSIONAL II UMOR.
The Wit of thlet Great. S(atsmitctn
Flows Fast a1i( Freely. S
Senator Carmack, of Tennessee, who n
was conspicuous during the last ses
sion of Congress for his at,tacks on the k
conduct of the war in the 'hillippines,
used to be a newspaper man before lie
entered the arena of politics, says the
New York Conacrciud. IIe was r ik- a
ed the other day if he was sen
sitivo to the bitter criticit.ms made by
some of the newspapers on account of
his arraignment of the Americnni
soldiers in the Philippines.
" Not in the least,'' lie replied, "and 01
that reminds me of a story. There a
used to bo a man in our town who was
not very tall and who wa; so bow-legged a
as to appear deformed or crippled. it
But he had plenty of muscle and a
good deal of git. One time the bow
legged man became involved in a di t'
p ute with a husky six-footer who, br
coming tired of the verbal i rgumenl, q
advanced upon his opponent with a
threatening air and said:
" 'You litilo runt! I've a good no
tion 'o chaw your guzzlel'--whatever
t'at may mean.
" At this the bow-legged man imme
(liately gathered himself together,
s(luared off, and said : 'A 'l 1 ghtl I've
been mostly raised on chawed guzzle, I
so sail in I"
" As I was once at newspaper man," ,,.
concluded Senator * . mack, " I don't b
much care what the ' say utout me. ty
Besides, I've 'been raised on; that sort s(
of thing." f.
One day when Senator-elect Mc- fc
Creaty, of Kentucky, was out looking c'
after his political fences he stopped
before a house where there was a well
in the yard and asked for a drink, says
the New Yolk Times.
" Sorry, Mister," responded the man
of the house, " but there ain't a drop
on this place, I am getting purty dry
" Isn't there any water in the well?" w
" Of course there is," bluited out the
man: " I didn't know you wantedl
water. I thought you wanted a drink."
Senator Blackburn, of Kentucky,
poured out a glass of ice water and
drank it with evident satisfaction.
" There isn't anything quite as good as
water after all," quoth Blackburn,
" which, by the way," he .tdded, " re
minds me of a story. s]
" D)own in Kentucky," began Mr. 1
Blackburn, " there was a farmer, who, n
strange to say, did not know the taste u
of whiskey. One day, at Christmas
time, he was at a neighbor's house
and was invited to sample a mixture of r
cream, lemon, sugar and other in- b
gredIients, commonly knowii as eggnog.
ie sipped, then dIranlk, then drained
several mugs. WVhen lie startedl to go
home lhe felt Curious. it's an inlsidhis
dIrink, you know, andl when he reach
ed home lhe went to bed. The next cI
morning lie awoke wvith an awful thijst.P
Breaking the thin covering of ice on
the water bucket OUL on the porch he f
took one long drink.
"'Mandy, Mandy, come her-e and
bring the children,' lie shouted. 'I
never tasted such water in my life.' "d
Mr. Brownlow, of Tennessee, has
among his constituents an itinerant t
preacher who is not only an eloquent
preacher, but in his opinion, has a
knowledge of the Scriptures encond to
no one's. So confident is lie that hie can
make cecar the most obscure passages a
that lie invariably asks his hearers to tj
bring him any puztzling text they wish
exlhained, says The Washington Post. n
At the close of a very large and
successful meeting a country bumpkin n
sitting in the back of the hall, in re- .
sponse to Ihe pastor's invitation, an
nounced that, there was a matter, a a
veiy inportant matter, lie would like [
to have unraveled.
Ilapp)ythiat an oppoitunity t o show e
his crudlition had come at last, time
wise man encouiragedl the fellow to
come to the front and present hs ~
" What I wantt% know is," said Ibe gi
bucolic, "is whether Job's turkey was
a lien or a gobbler."
And when the preacher turned red
and coughe~d to hide his confusion his
inteirogator remarked in a voice that
was audibla throyigh the whole hall:
" I'll be ourned if I didni't stump bL"m
the first timel"
The Western Senator had the floor.
it was a great speech and good, and
pictured in glowing colors Nevada's
future, if only men would be wise in
their generation and make the applro
priation for irrigation. lIe left notl --
ing unsaidl. iIe defied argurr ent, and
flually concluded by dleclarinig solemn
" in fact, gentlemen, all Nevada
needs is more water and better
society."! Whereupon Mr. Fesseden
" i would like to remind the gentl.
man from the West that that is a'l hell
While the late Judge Thurwan. of
)hio, was in Congress, his wife, leav
ng for a visit to friends, exacted from
he judge a promise that he would be
'"teetotaler" during her absence. On
he day of Airs. Thurman's return the
udge stopped ir the dining-room be
ore going to w me her to take a
lrop of that irom which he had
batained during her absence. While
i the act of pouring whiskey into his
lass he heard Mrs. Thurman patter
ig down the stairs. Quickly putting
is left hand, in which he held the glass,
ehnd him, with his right hand cx
,nled, he said, " I'm glad to see you
ome, my dear."
" Allen, what have you behind you?"
' Whiskey. my dear."
Oh! Alien, don't you remember
tst 3ear, when you wt,re stumping Ihe
late, you didn't taste a drop, and yoi.
ore never so well in your life?" 1
" Yes, my dear, I remember, but we
st the State."
During the Omaha Exposition Sen
,or Chauncey M Dopew and S. R- i
allaway, president of the Americ='.
comuotive company, were strollinr
>out the midway, taking in the sights, i
hen they were invited into a large
ill to see the "greatest performance h
i earth. The hall filled up rapidly v
id aftera wait of ten or fifteen min
;e, ' Ic Senator said to Mr. Cal
way. " This must be i good show- s
many people are crowdiu; Im to see
" After some further waiting, dur
g which the hr'l wr . jammedl full, q
o late StorPng Mo0Lon walked down 0
e r' le, and stopp',lg to shake hands
th 1oie S ator and Mr. Callaway, g
id, "What li' thunder r 'e you fellows
ing in bore? There is an old raker w
tside call: ig out, 'Come in and see bl
e great r ud only Chauncey M. 1)epew 1
fly 10 cents to see the great and
y Chauncey'!" Sr
A Ri-:MAi Aunm.I PHENOMENON.- ti
lint appe-us to be a bank of burning tl
l well under the surface of the
ound has been dia(2vered in a rav
e bluff on the farm of li 1)ennms, b
ec miles west of Gortouville, Gray- o
1 Coe-iiy, and twenty-eight miles ti
am Sheirr in, Texas. A correspon
m:t of he Dallas News makes the n
llowin stat.:ment of the pecuhiar oc- ti
:bout twen-y days ago parties hav- e
' ( e-.son traveie a ravine on
c IIi 1)enus faian thought they de
(.iel an c.lor e' of burning coal, but r
.(1 - o no -m-;. AL intervals there
'er o '' 3 made ''e same rort of re
. Ye c(ldav mo:iug a vapor
, <m.cor7 ed 'srng 1 -o-n fissures in
C u. o1 -e b,luff. This was
a chlh d d co o'l m atot ; lized into 1i
1 :r' ' 3e'e smoke which grew
acl : s it ' 'c,ease(l in volume. The
o- c -ue n'o:e and more unmuis- r
,l'e r d soo. the heat in the vi- h
1 f was ro ' ten:e that all kinds of
' on :ywhere near it was
-ped to death, even trees succumb- '
As a matter of course the news I
ircad rapidly Pid soon a hundred or t
10 e p -ple b" I gathered. However, c
a effort was made to explain the fact u
atil thi's morning. Swathing them
.1ves in wet c!o'hes and protecting
leir mouths and nos.uls from the n
tines of the smoke, several men be- t
mn to wield picks and shovels, work- i
ig at the most extreme end of a
scerniblel fissure. A fter hard work,i
ten inter. ptc.d by the hc.at, a heavy
sin o: what may be lign4e, but what
bcPeved 'to be a good quality of soC.,
)2l was soitick and n' .rer to the E
>'Ct where t'.e smoke was puffing up
Omf a spEace n.ob.ably eight by 'a
rteen f' ci. p)ieces of deposit were
ken out aci,arly aflame. Of course,
ce investiga'ion lips not been carried C
r e -oagh to nr-ke po-'sible any reli:.
e a' ement as to tihe extent of the t
mposit. It will require an expert
inci-alogist to deteormine what, it is,
id geologists will haIve to be app)ealedh
for a cause of this strange fire lhght
I by unseen hands.
POINTED PARATArns.-Most wo
en are afraid of a loose dlog or a
In tiying to get his rights many a
ian goes at it the wrong way.
Wie is the man. who can give a we
ian adv'ce without incurring her en
Talk is cheap; yet some people will
ive up a dollar to hear a tiresome lee
Mil.k of human kindness is usually
1 a poor quality andl little in the canl.
If poverty is ever abolished every
atchelor will either have to marry or
ct'.as his own servaint.
Job evidently had no dlesire for
ckle fame. He was in a:positi( I to
rin out as a manufacturer of profane
istory-but he didn't.
A fat man always has nmore troubles
han he has sympaliizers.
Jumping a summer resort board
ill is one way to beat a retreat.
When a man goes at things head
irst he often gets there with both feet.
Be sure your sins will fInd you out
'you r 'e ever a candidate for offiee.
Maniy a young man has been cured
f palpitation of the heart by marrying
Religion as a rule flourishes bettor
nm connection with adversity than
A Kentucky paper mentions a
'yawning oil well" in that State.
somebody must have been boring it.
The Ohio man who bumied $2,000
Li goldi in 1800 and hias just found it, is
not so much out of pocket by losing
over forty year~s interest as one mighi,
supp)ose, for the bank in which he
would have invested it failed in 1873.
IN A 1IUMOIU)tS VEIN. d
Mother-'" Tommy, if you don't sit d
otill I'll have to punish you. Why a
canl't you be patient ?" a
An absent hushad telegrapheI to
his wife : " I send you a kiss.'' lie I
received the reply : " Spruee young
nan culled and( delivered the kiss ini
Barber--Will you have anything on
your face when I have tinished, sir ? l1
Victim--I <d0 not know. But I hope hi
you'll save my nose, at. least.
"c We never realize the full value of I'
thing until we lose it," remarked the <
'' That's right," remarked the prac- I
ical man, '' especially if the thing
ost was insured." 'I'
Teacher--ronmy, what is the dif
erence bet,woen a eouua andi a pe
Tommy-1A comma is a dot with a
Ill to it and ia period is a hob-tail dot.
" Colonel," said the reporter, '' what tt
t your opinion of this water cure ?" )
The gcutleman from Kentucky drew Ic
imself up to his full height, but cl
,ould not say a wor:l.
Father (impressively)-Suppose I
mould be taken away suddenly, what f
'ould become of you, my boy ?
Irreverent Son--I'd stay here. The cc
uestion is : " What would becono 1
f you ?" c
" 1 see you attenl nearly every by
1mt. 1)o you understand the game ?" hc
"4 No,'' replied the pretty girl in tho of
bite duck sutt. " I hate the game- lit
it that, pitcher is mighty handsome." CA
Mr. Stubbs-Ilere's an item that bi
ys when women marry they stop tei
ading so much liction.
Mrs. Stubbs--Well, J f gue,s
iat's because they hear so much from
eir husbands. ne
Mrs. Gayhoy (who is not a prize co
3auty)-A friend of mine says you tl
fly married me for money. Is it in
Gayboy-Certainly not, dear. It w
ray seem improbable, but I really and er
uly married you for love. of
Biggs-So .laggtby lis passed in his fe
hccks, ch ? Poor fellow, he had of
im,cy vices. ie
I)iggs-Yes, but he had at least, one of
cdeeming Virtue. on
Biggs-What was that.? oI
J iuggs~-IIe ncycr sioked eilar~~tee. ,1r
'' Mamma,'' said little Georgia, nc
does deaf and dunmh boy talk with wi
is fingers ?" m
'" Yes, dear," replied his mother.
" Well," contiiued the small int er- re
clgator, " how do you suppose he rays as
is prayers if his fingers are sore ? M
Ius.cad of the American expression, m
ct.'t off clothing,'' the English use, lo
left off clothing." In an Einglish
ewspaper an advertisement stated IM
hat " Mr. and Mrs. I,rown have left ti<
IT clothing of eveiy desct iption andI Ii
ivite your careful inspection.''
" Lend me your ear a minute,'' rc- i
oat ked Mrs. Brown to her liushiamlil
he other evening. " Will you give
back to na'" lie inquired with
LIock anxiety. " Of course I will, you
diot I Do you suppose I want, to
tart, a tannery?" She got, the ear.
Mrs. Gaswell-So Ethcel marriedl
broad and married well, did she ? ri
Mrs. Dukanc-What I said was that
lhe was well mnarried. u
"IIow ?" ti
" Theic were t,wo ceremonies, a
ivilI and a religious.'' r
"' No, Jlohnny, said the father, as in
hey sat at dinnier, " you can't hiave a
Bcondl pieco of pie. Onie is enough fo
or you." m
" Th'lere 'tis againi," rejomledl the lit,- c>
to fellow. " You are always saymn' cc
must loarn to eat pie with a fork ani' im
lien y ou won't gimme a chance." f
" Now, little huoy, what's thie menCU- cl
ag of the word hypocrisy ?" asked a a
unday school t.eacher of her favorit,e A
" I cant, explain what it is' but, 1
:now it all the same."t
"' Give me an examp)le of hiypoc
" When a fel ow says lie loves his h
kiuday sch)ool teacher. T1hat's hypoc
A well known judge on a Virginia tI
ircuit was rocently remmdied very P
'orcibly of his app)roachinlg baldness
y one of his rural acquaintances. 0
" .Judge," drawled the farmer, " it
von't be so very long 'fo you'll have n'
,o tie a string aroundl yer head to tell )
iow fer up to to wash you" face."
" Have a cigar. Onie of my favor. dI
to brand," said Checeply. " Thanks,"
renka, who know the brand, repliedI, 0
6s he carefully plaCed the cigar in hisf
iat. "JDo you always keep cigars t
here ?" inqjuiredl Cheeply. " No ;
)mly certain kinds. You know, they
;ay a few cabbage leaves in your hat
Mill prevent sunstroke."
" She's one of the most economical
promen I ever saw," ber neigh bor was
saying. " Why, do you know what
ihe Cdidl? She got married three weeks
before she waii ready, just to make it
p)osible for her husband to take adl
vantage of the summer excursion rates
on their wedding trip, and they were
only goIng about eighty miles, any
The following explanatory note ac
companied a Liberty (Mo.) young
man's wedding gift tn a frindi -My
car girl : You will hi1ad in thIe box
thinigamajig, which lis "olIletiil to
1) Willi elotiig. It's a cross butlveen
harpoon and a hayfork. It iniay he
>r spearing pickles or stackinigl" c(1 -
ed cabbage. A'ly way, you will he so
ppy that you won't care.'
l )ietrict attorney Jerome, of New
ork, Whose father, Lawrence .Ie
1me, was a celebrated wit of his day,
y that (iI a Certainl occasion when
was a little chat lie was rihn g on
s father's kliee in a hibfth avenue
age, eve,y other -e.l hci taken
t the corner a luiv entered and his
ther said to limt iil severe tones
Why, Travers, imy ht )', I aid
h- nei tf you ! \Vhy don't ou et
and give this lady 'our seat ?''
111"IIANGIC IN TF.;X'r 1tt5(10 1
hie State Klo4111o4,'Mneaion
Alike It Statt ieIt in J ulst ice
to SiupeliIni(Inlit 1ltAlliattan.
At the ean t ain'i leetin g im l' Iligs.
C( oil the lith in ,i., the nu,si. not;
Le feature was the introdn'.iot of it
tter from Governor McSweeney,
Iairman of State board of education,
aative to the change in text books
r the public sehools. The report is
Mr. AlcAlahan was iirst introduece,
iing forward amid applause. Air.
cMiahan's thoughtful words on gov
nment and education were again
ard with closest interest. Ilaving
inherent right, best typos of tma!!
od and womtanhood, Carefill trhin=1i7
childien uih, .11(d make Sc .h C.ro
a oven more glorious in ti e fut:.o.
unt.y sehool superinteniletl should
skilled school men, appoint d by
alr(s elected by I' people, supe tn
idents to be retained as long a i l'eir
vices were' Natisiactol y. Applau
d live botilucts of flowers with r
Air. Martin next, was remnded of a s
uiplet suggesting sleeping beneath the r
wers. Mir. Aartin saw no work more I
t)ortant than scimol work, had worl:
in this lield and his ii "erest ml 0his
mld always he g.reat. Whatever
iticisms iay have hoetn made agaiist
pommUit camlle froml coniscienItius m11 .
res. I )ilf"orent conditions requ(Iire die to eli
ro1otI remieie4s. O l pposed( 1 t el- ei ,
board 1141 app)1oint enti, of stt2utrm .
1(1ents. 1)1posei to wholesale eban-e t,
books. Siomte Iouoks are goodl in new ,
es, others thouhi have been ret. inel. i
ailhng editmt ial tromn The Stale a 1
ly I:t, thon";,"t, tl'e etdi,.or of The
t-c shoOd d t.en l .) h.! o1-n1 husi
58. Ir. Alartin was iiiterrupt<
Lh applause. (o.,"d with eltee rs
41 11rrahs for a-i
At the conclusion of Mr. Alai t.m's
marks, Siutpet intenicnt, Ielahan
ked to re.ul a leI. er f, omi Gov.
(.Sweeney a1 other lembers of the
ard. Gov. lcSweeney's letter to
nibhers of Stato board reads as fol
' lii view of commulents nade in
ese; capl aiiti inl r "eecce to 1(otU
mn of t -:t bo ,ks,. deem it but justice
at. we sigtn !rid Bend to the lion. .111o.
McMahan tt it ctcloSed f.ltatemenit or
ets, to be uts' as he e (' lit. I have
,pod one a 1 ntilel it to him. I hope
)u will Like the .. me view ;iat 1 do
1d will sin s "ttwent. and fi 1ward it.
p Mr. MlcAlahian . (Signed)
Al. It. AleSwEvi-ixl.
"' Gov. and14 Ci' . SLate I id, of i%d II.
T1hae letter addl4ressedl Mr. McM-thiani
uds1 21s followvs:
"In viow of~ the unjnst attacks madle
'1on you with ref eee 1.) the adhop-4
on of text hooks, it. h ut. jut'ee that,
0-ats membiers of tIhe SItate b)oard,
i4ponsile for the cbanges itn the text
10oks, comii forward 12 in ike follow
(I) You aire ill 220 sense resp1onsile
r the appointmiient, of the mieni who
ad(1 the adoption. T1hie G overnor
creised his prerod~ative untder the
n2181itultion andit apipoinated t.he seveni
embilers wvithiout regard to yourt pre
(2) You are not, reslponsiblle for the
langes miadec in the books. You
ronigly opposed the ad(optiont of some.
boiard1 of 2on2e meni selectedl thle
>oks by a malljority vote iln such
ises, anid no one0 22112 cou1ld tonitrl
eo result or canl have pIraisti or b)lamei(
aw and1( novel att.ractionis tha, wil
>th iinstruct, and amnuso. These willI
ftJannounlced lat.cr. All immllorall showvs
1(d deices for ganmbling utnder ally
>rm whatever will b)e excluded from
ic grounds of tho society ; alnd anly
arsoni caught violating any law of the
uate by praictilcinig any gaImb)lig gaiie
e deOvice will be immelltdiately arrested.
"' Realizing how iai ge a piart, of the
iccesses of the past, exhtib)itions hais
een owing to the work of thle fair
'omen of the State, the societ,y earn
lly requests exhibits in the several
" The large attenldanlcO at the fair~
fferai a splend(id1 induteimnt, to mann
icturors to imakOe lah)orato displays of
icir works. On all the loading rail.
The.Wor 's Greatest,
renL. A taint u bi alairia poison.1
in~ ro.r blood mealnsh,misery and
(aure, elilood mod. inecani't.cur (
Maelari poisoning. TIhe antidote
for it is JOHN SO N' TONIC.
Osats s ats If it tales.
roals of the State entering Columbia
".xcursiunii rates will prevail (luring fair
w (;k, thus extending facilities for vis
iting tue fair to the people of every
(Idlarter of the State.
"Visitors to Clumbia will find
ltuil to entcrtain thomi besides the
lair. Aimonig the placos of interest
mtay be .nntined the State house,
asyluin, I)cnnentiary, cemectery, fac
tor es, colleges, graded schools,
ch 'thes, e,c.
'- 1Ivery effort is made by the city to
titerlain her visitors, who are assured
hat they will receive a cordial recep
.ion and spend at pleasant Lite. The
is conducted for the benelit of the
l bic at, lar,e, anI thehirt moral sup
th t and aetive co-oniration are re
I sted in o:der to make .e thirty
- 11i annial fair the grandest in the
y.of the agricultural and inechan
'iveiy 1Ielfort is to be made to make
he fair this year a great success, and
e people of Columbia may ho relied
ipoi to do their part.
A SON'; l)KV(rIoN.-'I'he Atlanta
contisttution says that an anedote
leserirptive of a i line phase of the late
Willia A. llemphill's chitaracter was,
strangely enough, related from the
pulpit last Sunday night by Rev. T. B.
Clevelalnd, who at the time knew
nothimg of Colonel llemphill's illness.
III less than two hours afterwards
Colonel i emplul I was dead. M% r.
Cleveland had choson the duty of a
child to his parent as the general theme
of his sernon, and it was to illustrate
n rare display of devotion that he told
>f the Ilempbill incident.
"( The most touching and dramatic
)vidence of a son's devotiont to his
nother that I ever saw happened at
he battle of Gettysburg," said Idr.
,leveland. " When the battle was
aging at its hottest, and men on the
onfedlerate side were falling by hun
hreds, .1 saw a stalWart young Southern
oldier reeling from the lines to the
ear, wheic the hospital was located.
Ie had bcet badly shot in the face, and
he blood was gushing forth in streams.
as lie picked his way over the rough
rounId it was plain to see that his con
ition wias serious, and that the loss of
lood had greatly weakened him. But
lait attracted my attention most was
he position of his hands, which were
elh upright over his head and con
rined a small object, which I could not
utke out. for the smoke and dust of the
attle. I was so interested that I fol
twed th( younig ma, and asked him
rhyhe held his hands as he did, and
that it was he carried. A wan smile lit
is face, and he said:
" It's a liile that my mother gave
1e. ItL was inl my pocket when I was
trt., 1imd 1 took it out to keep it from
oLting bloody I"
S''hat nuaui," continued Mr. Clev
anid, "'was William A. IHemphill, of
itlanta, then a gunner in the Con
The lcondition of Porto Rico under
he 1 inited States rule is represented
is b1eing greatly improved. In 400
'ears of Spanish power not one school
lIouse was erected, but within two
years $2111,1110) has beent expended
in the buiding of schoolhouses and
121 teachers from the United States
are inst,rtiniilg the hiildron, besides a.
large numnbe of natives, in 22 of
th newv sch oolhlouses agricultre is
tauight, ini a scien)tilie miethoed. 1I, is taLI
t ed that as many as5 40,000 of the
schiolatrs in the schools already speak
the Enrgiish language.
Th'ie maniagieent of a Kansas Cit,y ..- --
hotel is pireparinig to serve hot mlsI
att private houses. The meals will be.
Bookeud att the hot.el, and dIelivered in a
spiecil Wagon equiipp)ed with devices
for keeping the food in proper condi
Th'le anitual rep)ort, of the dlepart
mienlt of agricult,ure shows that, there
aLre jtust 2509,5 13 acres p)lanited in sui
gar beets in tils counltry.
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