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Whtl t.ot~hdr's eck, the house is all
11f tan -y husied in room and hall!
Baut; iit ser ,ndver* will admit
!!, 'Ierin a sin le bit!
- -a't le, eope do a thing
'lhere - nothing anyone can bring-.
Sh"e jint t lies there, and tries to fix
lCki, by cunning little tricks!
AnI a- for doctor-why, the word
Che -couts as being most absurd.
A when he comes he has to guess
Ayictptoms that she won't confess;
hteirlhe's apt to frown and say:
6 hould 'have hau me right away.
lnie again this evening"-for
, you see, a week or more!
hWiv~i ather's sick-I tell you, now
Y , fit;ht to hear the dreadful row!
of "dying," and Ei:c 6roans!
'in lere in convulsive tones!
I- ii sty runnings to and fro,
rT $ange the pillow-so'
t-water bag and shade;
ard plaster, lemonade!
!,,pi to get the doctor, quick
A 1d an't you see I'm awful sick?"
And 'en the doctor sits and hears
father grunts his' pains and fears.
res some .drops, apd tells. its,"Hum!
I'm needed I sh'n't come
I think he'll do all right."
ther's up, perha )s, by night!
i L. Sabin, in "In Lighter Vein in
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-IA'S CITY LOVE
BY HELENA DIXON.
. EORGE is a perfect bore,
mother, compared with
Mr. Hart; I wonder i
ever liked hini at all.
I'm sure I can never tol
- him again," said pretty Delia
1, as she dusted the chairs in the
sitting room of her hoenn-a quiet
house nestled among green hills
loping clover fields.
eorge is worth a dozen such brain
fellows as uuy Hart. I wish you
a see himn with my eyes or else
your own open," replied Mrs.
ld mildly but seriously.
'here goes George now," said Della
manly form passed along the road.
doesn't look this way. He knows
of no use. I gaVe him back his
nd a pretty simpleton you were
lo it," said Delia's father, who
e in just in time to hear her clos
sentence. "There's more sense in
-ge's little finger than in Hart's
le body, brains and all."
-eorge knows enough, father; but
how awkward and clumsy he is.
Iresses and acts like a clown. Mr.
t is a gentleman, and acts like
le acts 're like a fool, if I'm
dge," sa the farmer, brusquely.
I mai.i eorge Riley. He made
a man. The tailor made Hart
e him a gentleman according to
ideas; but the man is worth more
the gentleman, according to
this juncture a young man be
Ing unmistakably to the genus
1y entered the room, and the con
ation was suspennded. Guy Hart
an Apollo 'in form and feature,
*exquisite beyond compare in dress
conversation. He ipicked1 up a
and placing it jauntily on Deliia's
- bade her come and see the nest
oung r'ibins lie liad Just discov
near the sprinig. D~elia wvent out
* im, taking her' knitting with
mindful of a sheltered seat near
~rent vinme near tihe spring where
vould be inivited to sit--where she
sat many times with Guy Hart
* gthe last fortnight, her heart
lng colder towardi the old love
warmerl~v towarid the new each day.
y' Hart came from the city. With
Smoney to spednd, and yet decter
d f not to piass the summue,- in the
lie came to Elnmville, where, see
mnd admiring Declia Gould, he ap)
-at the farnmhouse and was re
d as a boarder.
*hunted for squirrels and rabbits
e woodls--iished for trout in the
spring brook, and tirted with the
* r's prettty daughter till she could
*and direami of no one else.
? was an excellent readler; George
*m read aloud. Guy could sing
a professor; George never sang.
''could talk like a lawyer; George
words sparingly. Gmuy was hand
vi;George was plain. So Delia
her engagement with George,
- vas almost engaged to Guy.
in you milk the cows to-night,
V1? It looks like rain, and we want
t the hay under cover," said M'r:
iv", as lhe paused a moment after
uchilng his thirst from the bucket
*came up sparkling from the well.
course I can, father, and Guy
head old Molly if she gets in one
- 'r tantrums."
sundown Delia, accompanied by
bearinger couple of pails, entered
green lane into which the cows
ne unruly cow wvas thie last to be
edi. ,Della was wveli acquainted
Sn her trIcks, but with Guy for a
I'ier sho did not feel afuald. She
* e oned him, rather against his in
.i tlon, directly in front of the old
ai to awe her into being well be.
red. Delia took her p~lace timiily,
SI got nearly through without any
Iv'itening' demonstrations. Then Guy
1t'ted anjlugly twinkle in, the brute's
and hinVountarily retreatedl a
din or tnik. Then the horns began
iscribe a circle in the air', the foot
lifted and brought down again.
I) a leiked up'Nie-batter~ed pail andl~
ed around for Guy. She heard a
* .n, and', looking in thle direction
"wnec it proceedled, she1 saw him
ttehed on his back aicross a dis
'ed hog troughi over thle fence.
ilague such anm animal as tihat. I
' ehi'eve my back is ruinedl forever."
"The didn't hook you, did she, Guy?
Iiasn't moved 'out .of her t'raks."
~o; I was too quick for her and
'out of her -nay) but she is -t1)0
se; rofgmy brealinmg nlby bck ovenr
Es 'your baclt really broken? Get
pand try it," said 'Delia, in a ton
'Oh, inercy! She -Is -coming at me
i: This fenice *wilI be us' nimthiing
or etRun for youY hio!,
Mid,''ttil thme galla'nt -.10
iked hampself uip, pm'ese hi iad
iaiust~ his Intjupedi baok, 'tnd iQvaa ofC
le a sfreak' 9f fig~lfnih
'ho next uotiogDelazjet Geor e
*kileyat a ngighbbr's..NNfo tdier
ploaeantly,'as though the riAg hoe1had
given her and which she had worn
s0 long was not pressing' like iron
against his heart. ' .
"What an expert at Jumping Mr,
Hart Is. , He could outdo Sam Patch
and not half try."
"How do you know that?" asked
Delia, rather tartly.
"I saw him practising last night,!
replied George, coolly.
"Did you?" wonderingly.
"Yes; you must have seen him, tool
you were with him. How he did gc
over that five-rel fence. Is lie stil:
laid up with his back?" .
Delia could have cried with vexa.
tion. Guy had fallen considerably in
her estimation since the day before.
If Guy's inglorious exit from the
lane must be witnessed, why must i
have been by George?
Delia would much rather anyone else.
had seen it. George was brave, she
kuew, and, in spite of herself, she
could not help thinking that Guy was
a coward. Guy Hart's back was lame
Indeed, and for several days he kept
within doors. One day, when he felt
well again, he volunteered to carry
lunch to the haymakers. Delia handed
him the basket, and h kissed her fop
the first tine'as he took'it. in anticipa.
tion of a favorable answer to the all.
important question which at length .he
had fairly proposed and to which he
was to receive an answer that night.
Della. directed Guy to take the path
across the great pasture lot to the
meadow. It being a nearer way than
by the lane, adding, mischievously:
"Molly is in the five-acre lot, 6o you
need not fear." l
Dinner time came and with it the
hungry men, but no Guy. The horn
was blown for supper, and yet he did
not make his appearance.
Mr. Gould said lie was glad of it and
hoped lie had gone for good, but his
daughter felt concerned. She hld
quite forgotten the little episode of the
cow lane and anxiously puzzled her
little head to fathom the mystery of
Guy's strange absence. Had he been
to the meadow with the lunch?
No. No one there had seen anything
of him. As no one else took any In
terest in the affair, Della considered
It her duty to go in quest of her stray
lover. She walked up the path lead.
Ing through the pasture. When nearly
through the field she found the basket
its contents scat-tered about on the
grass.' All the cattle, Including a pair
of huge oxen, were huddled together
under an oak near by.
"Oh, I'm so glad you've come, Della.
Drive them away, darling, so I can
The voice was surely Guy's, and it
came from the oak. And there lie
was, perched on a limb about midway
up the tree.
"Why, Guy, what in the world are
you doing up there?"
"Drive that vicious ox away. He
Is bent on killing me. He made me
run for my life."
Delia did as she was requested, and
when the cattle were at a safe dis
tance, Guy crept down from his perch.
"It Is a shame, Delia, for your father
to keel) such animals on his place. The
cow laid me up for a week. and now
that brute of an ox has nearly starved
mec to death, besides tihe shock to my
"I never knew the ox to offer harm
to anyone. 'What did(1 he do, Guy?"
Delia said, almost sternly.
"IHI tossed1 his long horns just as
that brute of a cow did, and galloped
round here like a fury. IHe was right
at my heels, I knew by the sound,
when I reached the tree; hut I made
quick work getting out of his way."
"I can well believe that," said Delia,
smiling quietly; "hut you surely nleednt't
have stayed upl there all (lay."
"I tell you, my dear', they haven't
been a hundlred1 r'ods from the oak
since I was fortunate enough to find
refuge ini it, e:ceplt once, and then I
ventured down, but the brute saw mec
and canme toward me again threaten
"IHI only wanted to make your ac
quaintance, Heb sees you are a stratn
ger'," said Delia, dryly.
"I would make him acquainted with
the butcher, if lhe belonged to me,"
said Guy, as lie hurled a stone at his
bovine enemy, who was quietly gras
lng a few rods away. The creature
looked up and shook his amassive head
as the missive grazed his back, at
whlich Guy took refuge behind his
Delia led her faint-hearted lover into
the presence, of her parenits with aniy
thing but a triumphant air.
Her eyes were open at last.
She could not Sved a cowvard, and
she told Guy so, as- gently as possible
that night, when he asked her for her
Mr. Guy Hart left that nIght for
parts unknown, a-nd ere another fort
night passed George Riley's ring once
more adorned Delia's plump hand. The
night after its replacement De~ia whis
pered, as she kissed her -mother good
night, "You were right, mother; George
Is worth a dozen such gentlemen as
Guy."-New 'York Weekly.
Hie Fooled Her,
Not long ago a young man whio works
in a local bank quarreled with hia best
girl. He tried several times to smooth
things over, but she wouldn't let him.
Finally lie thought out a scheme
wvhich, if it worked, would not only
pave the way to a reconciliation, 'but
would showv him conclusively that she
liked him. Hie hIred a t'elegraphi mes
senger to help him out, That evening
he went to see the girl. Agai'a sh'ei re
fused to imake up wvithi lhim. Just as
lie was about to go the messenger boy
appleared at the door'.
"Is .Mr. Blank here.?" lhe asked, ex
hibitlitg a telegram, "D~own at his
house dley told me he .wus."
T1heo young inan i'eceived flie mes
sage and glanced over 'It. ie then
handed it to the girl, It rettd:
"C'an you go to Alaska at: once to ac
cept godd posillon? Th'le Coast Mer'
"Wait a minute, boy," said the young
mani. "I may want to anuswver this."
Then ho' turned .to the girl. "Mary,"
lie said, "shall 1 m ne'ep4 this offer?''
''Te schetmel, worked1. .Thtey disap
1)eaired ,I-n thogparlor a1 mgomen I. Com
ing~back the- .young imian ga-Ve' tihe imia
segngor. boy n dollau, "'No answeg," hie
enh11, Then ns. the boy 'turnedi to go' he
whiepered,"tDoni't tell anybotdy 'I, faked
up that message .~Kpnsa5 City Tibhp
The Vegetable Garden.
Clean up and burn diseased plants,
manure the gardeh, plow it and leave
it all winter..
Burn asparagus tops and manure
You can make new asparagus and
rhubarb beds and plant sets of ex'tra
early pearl onions for use next March.
Put some parsley plants in a box
and place It in a light cellar or in a
Put some frozen rhubarb roots in a
barrel of earth' in the cellar, where
they will produce "pie-plant" for win
ter use. -
Dig chickory for salad and store in
sand in a dry cellar.
Blanch endive by tying lightly at
Bury a barrel of cabbage in a well
drained spot and cover with leaves.
Or pile cabbages on the barn floor and
cover with straw enough to prevent
Start a mild hotbed and have home
grown radishes and lettuce.-The Gar
Poultry and Garden.
Gardoning and poultry raising is a
natural and profitable combination, as
each helps the other and gives a va
riety of employment, whereby the
spare moments in each vacation are
profitably utilized. Fowls are natural
insect destroyers, and during the sea
son when insects are most destructive,
if allowed to range In the garden every
morning and evening wil! render ex
cellent service. It is a good plan to
raise all small vegetables, such as
beans, peas, onions, radishes and let
tuce, by themselves In a lot enclosed
by a chicken proof fence, and to have
another lot the same sine for the chick
ens to range In. The year following,
let the chickens be turned into the lot
.where the garden wts and use for a
garden the lot vacated by the fowls.
By thus giving the garden plot to
poultry every alternate year, the soil
is not only rested but wonderfully
fertilized by the manure of the fowls
which is absorbed by the soil as fast
as it falls upon it.-Joshua Humble, in
The Poultry Yard.
The above illustration shows a typi
This breeQ, though small, was at one
time very popular, especially with
those who lived in the country, but
the demand for larger market fowls
has grown so rapidly that the all-pur
pose fowls, such as Plymouth Rocks
and Wyandottes, have almost entirely
White Leghorns have pure white
plumage, with clean, yellow shanks,
lot-aks and skin, and when fully ma
tured the males weigh about four
pounds and the females from three to
three and a half. They are counter
parts in all else but color of the brown
Leghorns, and possess all and possibly
more of the many good traits of the
WHITE LEOKN MALE.
Leghorn family. They are slIghtly
larger than thme browvn Leghmornms, andl
their eggs are ab~out as large ais those
of the largcr breeds. They are sprighit
ly and always on the hustle, though
they stand confilnement remnarkablly
well, andl~ a (dozen henis ma~y be0 kept in
a very small peni.
Many people0 on tihe farm object to
them on account of their- color, claim
ing that they are shining marks for
hawks and small animals whleh prey
on the poultry yard, hut this viewv
seems hardly well taken, since it has
been1 Shown that the broods are con
stantly being robbed even amon~mg those
that are totally black. Color makes
no difference, and unless a better ob
jection for discarding them can be
advanced, we see no reason why they
should not regain their former pres
'There Is certainly no prettier fowl,
if we fancy -solid color, and they cer
tainly have merlt.-H-ome and Farm.
Will you please give a young be
ginner in swIne growing something
about the BerkshIre breed, history and
introduction ini this country.
GEO. Rt. STAHI.
We cannot do better in reply to our
correspondent than t*' give what Prof.
WV. D. May says of this breed. Prof.
May is in the MIssouri Experiment
StatIon, and~ is a gentleman who has
madeo a study of live stock. He says
of thme Berkshires:
From 1820 to 1828 thme Berkshire was
very much imiprovedl by Lord Uarring
ton, who devoted much tIme anmd a
great dlent of care and jludgment in
developing what was even then thme
most! popular breed in England. That
the efforts of Lord Barrington were
so signally successful Is attested b~y
the fact that most English Berkshires
trace their anmcestr17 to his herd,
A. B. Allen, who Is authority on the
sublject-, states -that the first importa
tioni of' Berkshi~es 11nto the Uflited
States was miade in the year 1823, by
John BreCntutall, of New J1ersey. In
1832 a Mr. Hiawes, an 'Eniglrshman,
mnfde tihe second, and afterwvards other
importationis at Albany, N. Y. In,.
1839, Unagg and WVait, of Orange
C'ounmty, -N. Y., bi'ganlimporting largely
andi entgagedi exteinsively in raslng
and diss4emInating thme b~reed thlrough
ouit thme gr'eat corn WVest. Thle Berk
shire limmediately becamue very Popu-1
ar, and fatmey prics wore paid for .tie
anmimnis timghout thle new r-ork-pro
ducing (erritoty. They were especiallg
esteemed at the time for their quality
of crossing, and thereby improving
not only the common but other breeds
The Berkshire was no less than a
faithful companion to man in the sub
Jugatloi of the gt'eat West. It fol
lowed him In all his. journeys into
the new and undiscovered countries
awaiting to yield ip the bounties of
their soils. From year to year infu
sions of new Berkshire blood has fol
lowed the first, until to-day the great
pork-packing regions of our nation
are world wide famous, not only for
the amount but In the quality of the
So in early days, as at the present
time, the Berkshire held first rank
throughout the Mississippi Valley. Its
success has come largely through the
fact that its promoters have been of
sound judgment coupled with that
skill and discernment that has enabled
them to develop those essential quali
ties of a perfect aftimal that ia now
almost a machine in its regularity,
while eliminating those.ipoints that are
'detrimental to the highest success.
The flesh of the Berkshire consists
of well marbled streaks of lean ansi
fat, and this fact alone will readily
distinguish it to any one familiar with
one slaughtered product. Not only
does this great essential recommend
the breed to the one who raises pork
for home consumption, but it is taken
into consideration by best butchers oi
the market and is no small factor in
determining the animals that bring
the top prices.
With these points of superiority al
ready acquired, and with the best in
terests of the breed in the hands of
such eminent and successful men as
now compose the Berkshire Assocla
tion, the continued and future leader
ship of this breed is assured.-Ind-lana
As to Close Pasturing.
There is a general complaint that our
common grasses run out, are not at
all fit for permanent pastures because
Very early they give way to wild
grasses and to weeds. It is true some
grasses will sod the land completely,
and make a fairly permanent pasture,
but as a rule they will not furnish so
much succulent pasture as does some
of the other grasses that do not form
so complete a sod for tramping or for
close picking. Indeed, many timothy
pastures are completely destroyed be
cause the animals are allowed to run
over the field long after they are un
able to get even a living from it. Late
pasturing In the fall results in close
pieking and much tramping on the
surface. Usually the fall is so dry
that many grass roots get'tramped up
with the fine dust. Need -we wondei4
that a good meadow pastured closely
in the fall as a hard-nicked timoth?
pasture, should turn to white-top, to
wild grasses or even to cheat when It
is so abused in the fall? If forage is
given, if plant-food is added in sufil
cient quantities to act as a top-dressing
of manure, then tramping the per
muanent pasture in the fall will do
much less injury. The available plant
food will tend to revive the old grasses
andl to nourish the young grass that
may spring from volunteer seed.
Feedhig pumipkinis, fodder or sorghum
while the stock is still on pasture nt
only gives additional food for the stock
but protects the pasture. It' means
much to the pasture if it is allowed to:
remain as a sod. If the fail grass is
allowed to fall over occasionally and
givenm a chiance to gr'ow more rank, all
the commllon grasses will hold from
year to year luch better than they,
usually (10. The most Iersistent grass
that furnishes forage in profitable
quantities will be greatly benefited by.
a partiail fall growth to c'over the sod
in winter, or by feeding. on p~asture!
sufliently as to produce a top dIress
ing of manure over the entire area.,
Seattering tihe rottedl manure from the
b~arniyard1 or from the rotted straw'
stack'ls upon0 tihe permanent p~astuire
is sure to lengthen the life of thd
pasture and to increase its yield of
When tihe small pigs ar-e allowed to
run withm larger hogs they often be0
come completely covered with liee.
When they become thin the hair gets
long anmd looks coarse, it usually in
dicates the presence of lice. Coal- oil
and lard is a good remedy for killing
lice on young pigs.-W. B. Ander-sony
in the Indianapolis News.
- Commereial Methode.
If the man whose life is 'spent on
tihe farm would use his brains as well
as his hands, lhe would find results
much more profitable1 than at present.
Itis all wvell enough to understand
what is Tiecessary in farm operations;
but of what avail is it if plans are not
carefully laidl and as carefully exea
cuted1? Trhere is a city business mani
who wvas brought up on a farm andl
is now spending someC of lia cityi
earned money at the old occupation.
Largely, as a matter of sentiment, lhd
bought tihe old homestead, and 'aftet
a time used, it for- a summer home)t
feasin~g the land on tihe share planj
One summier, being at the farm conaldi
erablly, lie noticed the rather slip-shod
mnethods of o)prationl, anid the nex4
year took charge of the farm hil
self, engaging the necessary hellp to
do the work. Tlhen he looked carefullji
Over the place and planned just what
Ire would do with it. He hand lid
trouble after his help discovered that
his knowledge was not wholly theo'
retical. TYhe farmll imTakinig' soind
money, solely as a farm, and wilt mako
more in the years to comie. It .is rumt
as a businiess priulOsitlonl. anhd ever.I
detail of its hahlulinig carefully conaldi
eredl. 'lhe conmmercial rules applie(g
to farming will bring suc'cess-In'
St'ka in French Serliuls.
'An examphles of the Ferench feuile.
tonist's attitude towards style, let ud
take two gems from the wol;k of Pont
son dui Terra ii. One,. of them is:- "Tlhd
man's hiandsl wer'e cold and clammy
like thiose of' a serpient." The oilier:
"T~he counlt. p~aced uil and downm the
gar-den, readling .thda newsp~aper, with
ia l hds behind his back.'' - he
With 20,200 phly'sIcianis Germany
has one for every 1700 inhahbitan |
IPalmetto, State, NI sI
Alleged Loss Is a Mystery.
Nothing can be learned in ColUm
bla regarding the alleged loss of $18,
000 from an express package en route
between Augusta, Ga. ,and New York.
J. F. Fant, route agent of the Co
lunibia division, believes the loss oc
curred outside of his territory. The
package was in Columbia two hours
between 3:30 and 6 o'clock in the
morning, but has been traced to New
York in apparent good order.
Fire Destroys Much Cotton.
Fire in the cotton warehouse of the
Eureka mill at Chester destroyed 1,
500 bales of cotton, resulting in a loss
of between $80,000 and $90,000. The
Eureka mill is located about a quarter
of a mile outside the corporate limits
of the city, and little aid could be
tendered by the city fire department.
The company has its own fire appa
ratus and fought the flames with all
Record in Collection "of Taxes.
Mayor Rhett's administration in
Charleston has scored a record held
by few municipal administrations in
the respect of the collec.ion of taxes.
During the past year 99.1 of the as
sessed taxes was paid into the city
treasury, which beat the record of last
year, 98.8 per cent. The best record
made by a previous administration,
that of Mayor Smyth, when 98.4 per
cent of taxes was collected. Many cit
ies are entirely satisfied with the col
lection o. all but fifteen per cent of
the taxes assessed, but the Charles
ton administrations of recent years
have been scoring records in this re
Actors' Society Aids Prosecution.
A New York dispatch says: The re
tainer of a special attorney and other
necessary expenses incident ~ to the
pros,.ecution of George Hasty of Gaiff
ney, S. C., accused of the murder of
Milan Bennett, and Abbott Davidsoa,
actors, will be defrayed by the Ac
tors' Society of America. The Ac
tors' Society. alleges that Hasty, who
is a hotel proprietor, oi December
15, killed Bennett and Davidson be
cause they resented an insult to two
women members of a dramatic com
pany stopping at Hasty's hotel. In
deciding upon this action, the soci
ety adopted a resolution giving as a
reason therefor that peculiar circumii
stances attended the tragedy, and that
Hasty is a resident and prol)erty own
Or in the town in which the shooting
Cotton Growers Re-Elect Old Officers.
The South Carolina division of the3
Southern Cotton Association met in
Columbia the pasi week in annual
conivention, th~e following officers lbe
ing elected : E. D). Sit th, president;
Hf. B. TJinldall, vice preCsidet; F. HI.
Weston, secr-etary, anid P. H-. H-yatt,
treasurer, the old officer's, were untan
An e'xecutive commiait tee, comp~losedl
of RI. .\. C'levelan~d, llichard( Singleton,
F. M. F'arri, R. M. Pegues, \Wid
Stackhouse ani J. E. \\a innmaker-,
wvas elected. Reusoluttions plroviding
for a finiancial age-nt, I lie ritction of
25 per cenit in acreage, except where
therte was onlly onte plow to ten am-es,
and a 10 cent tax oin e:tchl bale is "-ask
ed(," wer-e adopted.
Eight delegates. at latrge were elect
ed to the New Orleanis conventioni.
Another Duncan Property in Court.
The Unuiont and Glenin .Springs r-all
road, anothler- pr-operty in whtich Thos.
C. D~uncan, fot-mer- ptresidetnt of tile
Union and fluffalo cottn mills, was
heavily interested, has been placed
in the lhandt~s of a recolver- in thle
United States circuit court at Charles
tonl, in rrnswer- to c'Ottpllaint andl peti
tiotn filed by3 thle Mercantile Trust &
Deposit company of' Baltitmore, IEliwln
WV. R~obertson bleinig appointed thle r
ceiver. Tlhe Union and1( Glen~n Sptings
trailroadl ti-avet-ses a number of' town
ships in Union county, beginning at
a point near Carlisle, cr-ossing the
Brioad rivet- atnd extendhing to the huf.
falo cotton mills, It has a nutnber
of extensions and the r-oad is the pos
sessor of contsidierable i-eal estate,
franchises andl otlher property.
The Colleton Mill Case.
Complilaint has been filed in the cir
cutit courtt at Charleston by J1. A. IRob
inson, dloinig bulsinless uinder- thle tname
of Robinson & Shackleton, on behalf
of himself andl othert creditotrs of the
dlefuncet Colleton cotton mills, agaiust
H. WV. Black and1( a ni'imbiler of other
stockholders fot- $3.052.37, alleged to
be dute on promtissor-y ntotes. The
propetty of the C2olleton mills was
sold un tder o)rder or tile cour t SOme
time ago, buit the amilount irealzed was
not large enloughl to dlischlarge the
debuts. The pr-Ceet suit is broughlt
to enfor-ce the stockholders' Ilia'ility,
pide~ild by general assemuubly, itude
whlich the tills werNt- inlcorpor-ated.
Thell prayer Qi' compillainant is "that
ene cieretndants be adjudged to .pay
tho amount of thoir- resp~ective liabill
ties as- stockholders of the said Colle
ton cotton mills for th-e satisfactioni of
the dlebt of the plaintiff and cr-editors.
Thle case will lbe hoard at the next
terml of the circutit court.
Sliver Service for Cruiser.
The tnew ctruiser- Charleston, Cal)
fain Witnslow,. was receivedl with fulli
honors by citiz1ens; of Chlarlest~o'n Wed
nlOUday and wvas pien'ented the silver
sm-vice by -Mayor- Rhlett in the nam~le
6Vthecity, fezf $10a940
amed. The presetan 94!
diekice took place abard the. 0se
The service consisto' of'a 1argg
punch bowl - and ladle' of silver, in
lined with gold. Thegowl is about
two feet in diameter, weighs three
hundred and twenty-five ounces an'1
has a capacity of ten gallons. It rests
on a heavy substantial base, set'in a
silver platter. The handles of the
bowl show two edges with outspread
wings. The sides bear the seals, of
the City of Charleston and of the
navy department and beautifully
wrought views of Fort Sumter, Fort
Moultrie, St. Michael's church and
Battery park, the views being iypivl
of Charleston. The whole piece is
encased in a oatin lined oak box with
silver trimmings, appropriately an
State College Adopts Resolutions.
The faculty of the -South Carolina
college learned with deep regret of
the death of Dr. Walter B. Hill, chan
cellor of the University of Georgia,
distinguished as a citizen, a publicist
and an organizer and leader of high
er education, whose personal and of
ficial influence was widely and benor
icently felt beyond the limits of his
own state, and who has lately testified
in the most grati'ying way his Inter
est in the South Carolina College. At
a special meeting the following resolu
tion was passed: -
Be it Resolved, First, That this fac
ulty express its deep sympathy with
the family of Chancellor Hill, and
with the faculty of the University of
Georgia, in the personal and public
loss sustained in the death of our la
mented friend and colleague.
Resolved, Second, That a copy of
this minute be sent to the widow of
Chancellor 1111 and to the faculty of
the University of Georgia, and pub
lished also in the daily papers of Co
lumbia and Atlanta, and that a blank
pago of the faculty minutes be re
served for thia entry.
Sea Island Cotton Men, Meet.
The executive committee of the Sea
Island Cotton :Seed Association met
in Charleston last Monday and dis
cussed matters in connection with the
efforts of the association to control
the sul)ply of seed and by removing it
from the market create a monopoly
for the South Carolina planters. The
association was organized a year ago
andt at the meeting several days ago
it was determine(l to leave the con
trol of the matter in the hands of the
executive committee, so well pleased
was the association with the work of
the committee during the past yeai'.
it appears that the "foreign" raisers
of the long staple cotton have to pur
chase annually a fresh supply of see(
from the original Carolina producers,
its the seed from their own cotton
b)rings forth a deteriorated grade of
staple. By making it impi)OSSible to
p~urchase this seed, the Carolina plan
ters 1ho1) to shut off competing prod
ilet and the efforts or the association
ire being directed towards this end1.
All seed above that actually neces
sary t'or replant ing! or their own crops
will be (lest royedl in crushing oil ilsi.
ind thbus eliminate from the market
to the dlisadvantage or the so-called
"'forelign" or "alin raisers of long
st aple in (Georgia, A labam a anad other
comnumit ies where experiments have
been naide wvith mor-e or less suc
SUCCESSOR To MORALES.
Vice President Caceres Takes Charge
of Affairs in San Domingo.
General -Meorales' resignation as
[)resident of Santo Domingo has been
tenderedC~ and accepited. lie will leave
Sanm Domingo oni board the United
Sta tes gun boat. Du buquo bound for
P'orto Rico. Vice President Cacores,
who has been acting as president
dince the time General Mtorales fled
ronm the capital, is now, accordinig
0 thle constitution, president of Santo
The change in tho government ace.
lot impair the negotiations for a
reaty between San D~omingo andl the
VENEZUELAN CASE SERIOUS.
~risis Soon to Come, Says Official of
French Foreign Office.
Thie Vbnezuolan question, although
vershadowed b~y tihe Moroccan con
erence, is occupying the serious at
ention of the foreign office in Paris,
mut the strictest discretion is observed
n this direction.
A high dliplomlat, however, declaredl
hat it alIght be considered certain
he moment was rapidly approach
ng when a crisis would occur in Von
1HIED AT MOROCCAN QUESTIOsN.
Jpper House Has Enough of Irritat
ing Resolution for the Present.
Thle senate made it iplain at Wed
iesdlay's session that it had all that
t wanited to hear for tile present on
he Moroccan question. Thiere wvera
we opportunities to resume consider.
ition of the subject, but both were
wevlded andl apparently with the as
tent of all the members..
Having hiad its day in court, the ros.
>lution dealing withl the subject was
placed on the, calendar-.
SOUTH CAROLINA LEGISLATURE.
Assqmbles In Columbia WIth Dispen.
sgary Matters the Principal'Business.
Tha South Carollina gmeoral assyn
bly convened In Columbia Tuesday.
Governoci' Herywood's message treated.
among otheir things, of the efforip he
has1 made to suppress Iawleamlehs. 'The
principal busiineossm to transa'eted
at this. gesiton will he the co'naidera
tion of thle dispeonsary law, whliph'n
been repdilated by nearl-y Ihalf of the
cmutis la fihn sitt.
Thp III Wind.
WIem a- eyelone, struck the glace
Gentle- Jane vas whirled t rough space
"It's all right," said Jane, "I know
But it was an awful blow!"
He-"I feel like a 'two-year.old.'"
She-"Horse or popular song?",
The only Way.
Smythe-"Bjohnson says his wife
Brown-"No. le never gives her
any orders."-Somerville Journal.
"They say she married him for ble
"Yes. And now they are so poor that
she has to press 'his trousers."
"Alas! A real case of the Irony of
"Has young Plunger any holdings
(n the Skadmore stocks?"
"Holdings? Well, I guess! He goes
three or .four times every week to see
old Skadmore's daughter."--Chicago
"Yes," remarked the race horse, "alt.
iny achievements have been due simply
to putting my best foot forward."
"Yes?" replied the mule; "now I find
that I accomplish most by putting my
best foot backward."-Pilladelphia
"What's Barnstorm doing these
days?" Inquired Yorick Hamm.
"He's murdering Julius Caesar every,
pigbt," replied Hamlet Fatt.
'"No; playing Caesar."-Louisville
Why the Major Was Angry..
"What's the Major howling about?"
"Well, this being a holiday, he's got
to carve the turkey."
"And did that upset him ?"
"Yes; somebody stole the turkey."-.
Atla nta - Constitution;
Up to Father.
"Here, Willie!" cried the boy's
rather, "you mustn't behave that way.
[verybody will be calling you a little
lutton. Do you know what that is?"
"I suppose," replied Willie, "it's a
>)g glutton's 'little boy."-Philadelphia.
Teacher-"And if your father earned
lve dollars and your mother took away
'our~ dlolilrs from it, what wouild that
Hlira m-"Trrouble."-New York' Even.
"Now, gentlemen," said .the lectureri
>n commerce and manufactures, "mien
ion one of the most important collat
ral branches of the oil busine'ss."
"Writing for the magazinee," prompt
y responded the student who keeps
breast of the timues.-Pittsburg Post.
After a Bargain.
"The cashier has skipped with $18,
00 and they've offered a reward of
500 for the fugitive."
"You say he has $18,000 and $50,is
ffered? Oh, fudge, U'll raise that bid.
nyself. These bankiers are no "spo'rt
Lt all."-K1ansas City Times.
H-igh-"So you have given up your
algh ambitions and are gbing to follow
Jinks-"Yes; I decided it would be
onesome up there on t~ e top rung of
he ladder of fame. I' going to stay
lown 'with the push."-Detroit Free
"Judge," said Mrs. Stavent to thb
Miagistrate, who had .recently come to
board ;with her, "I'm particularly Anx
Lous to have you try. this chuicken soup."
"I have tried it," replied tile Magis
trate, "and my declaionl is that the
chicken has proved an alibl."-Phila.
At the Hotel.
Guest--"Didn't I telegr'aph you fo'r
the best room in the rhoiso?"
O'nest-"Why didn't you save it for.
Clerk-"Pyve ah.eady, given t'he best
,roopn -in the house to'lifty 'people to
night, and .I thought you wouldn't liko
to be crowded."-Cloveland Leader.
The. Lady-"I wanlt to get a box of
clgars-fotr a-pr~sent t6--"
The Clerk-"!Ve, Sih iss. DaO6e your
fiend like a mild 'or " C
T.Uhp Lady-'!Oh,, anyr hgind, so they're
'hie' Clerk--"Yes, madam. Shall I
send! -them Iiome~t~o your husband or
ivill you take them?"---Wshing*e