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TRI WEEKLY EDITIG~ WINNSBORO 1844.
Zfthe waiting-many the tear!
Dakthe sight-alive the fear!
Weak-the will-the effort faint!
Deep the sigh-low the plaint!
Yet never a-.goal-but ends a way!
Never a dark-but bear a day!
Never a strong-but feels a pain! -
sever a fall-but brings a gain!
IN THE N11
"But I may count on you?" Toi
tsked. "You know you promised."
"Yes," I replied, "I promised, an
['1 keep my promise. I'll be you
1- best man. Not that I wouldn't lik
ogetnout-of it," I went on; "but yo
.naist, and I suppose that-"
"Oh, conie now," said Tom, "don
- o in for cynicisi; that's cheap. C
vurse,.I'm willing to admit thi
rxom your point of view, perhaps, Doi
thy Melton may have treated yo
jadly enough but I wouldn't curs
fhe whole sex and rail at matrimon
tad all that. You'll get over it i
lime, you know."
Tom is an old friend, and allow
itimself lib3rties. I kept my head, an,
"I am not cynical, and I'm no
railing' at matrimony. Moreover
;hat little affair with the young womai
rou mention, which I have quite for
Tom smiled in a peculiarly tryin
"Which Ihave entirely forgotten
"And will forget anew every da
you live," said Tom.
"Has had nothing whatever to d
with my dermination to devote mysel
sntirely to my profession. I have a'
ready frittered away entirely too mue:
af my life on what we are pleased t
'society.' But of course I'll kee
-my promise to you."
K;"Now look here, old man," Ton
began;-but he saw, I suppose, some
thing in my faca which warned hi
-l0t4was not to be mored. At an
ate he laughed and shrugged hi
oulders,-and then said:
"Well, Il count on you for bes
Juae seventh is the day, and
you won't find it such an awfu
you seem to expect."
marriage was fo ,come 14
and I congratulAtM mpe
ests, ith f exception
d-be tohomI di
know. I could do my duty I
'rom, take a last farewell of butterfl
society, and then settle down for goo
apon the career which I fondly hope
would end upon -the supreme benel
I would workand work hard. Dorotb
Mefton, with whom I quarreled si
months ago, should never think thi
-sheiad broken my heart, or shattere
my life, or anything of that-sort, R
she hadn't. She simply had reveale
to me the fickleness of her sex an
brougL L me to the realization that
-' areer, after all, is the only thing the
an really satisfy a man worth an'
As the time of Tom'~s wedding al
proached I wrote him that I shoul
run down to Riverton 24 hours in at
vance in order to attend to all t1h
thousand and- one duties which de
v olve upon the best man; but at thJ
last momenf my one really good clien1
* a man rich and cranky, succeededi
getting so hopelessly involved in a
injunction suit that nothing but in
- medigte and earnest personal attentio
could keep him from going to jail fc
*. cont3mpt of court. I saved him frot
that ignominy, but only after spendin
the entire morning of the weddin
day in court, and barely caught th
last train by which I could reach Ri'
erton in time for the ceremony. Toi
and his friends would have to loo
after the details of the wedding whic
I was compelled to negleet.
T had forgotten that Uncle Williai
Clarkson lived at Riverton, or I migl
have been ~preparedl for him; but bA
fore the train had fairly stopped
the station Uncle William w as at m
side, gi-asping my hand and reachin
for my bag. ~"Here you are at last,
he was saying. "I've been at ever
-train that canme in today. You've gc
to go up to the house with me and g<
a little snack of somnething to eat .be
fore the wedding."
"But Tom-" I interposed.
"Oh, that's all right," said Unc]
William. "I've arranged it all wit
your friend Tpm, and ill have you
*. Christ church in plenty of time fc
the wedding. So come along; you
aunt's waiting for you."
Really, what could I do? I looke
about helplessly, hoping that Tom c
some of his friends would appear an
lay claim to me, but .Uncle Williai
had evidently impressed upon ther
that he was going to have his ow
way with me, and they camne not.
Of course, I should-have been ver
* glad to dine with Uncle William an
Aunt Margaret, but when a fellowi
* going to be best -man at his bes
friend's wedding, and has only tw
hours and a half before the ceremony
he is not exactly in the mood for visit
' ing even his nearest and dearest rel:
jives. I tried, to say something of th
kind to Uncle William,but he retorted
"Oh, pshaw, now! There ain't
thing to do,and what's the use of you
going to the ho'tel or to one of Tom'
friends' houses where they are alread
running ove with company? No us
* at all. Your Aunt Margaret will giv
vou a nice 'little dinner right away
you can get:on your wedding togs an
get o the church in plenty of tim
without any of the fuming and fissin
the others will go through. There's
'phone' in the house; you can let Toi
know you are here, and that's all that
eI reeabhrad that I did no espa
For felt the evil-born the right!
Dense the darkness-keen the sight!
Grieved the weakness-gained thestrength'
Strained the distance-home at length I
God is in us-this the strife!
Victory through us-this is life!
The will to do-is virtue done!
The grief to lose-is goodness won!
Eark Baldwin, in New York Independent.
'K OF TIME.
a cially care to meet more people than
was necessary, but still it was with
1 some misgivings that I followed my
r chipper, and I am afraid somewhat
e officious, uncle to his new town house.
a i At five o'clock I found myself in Aunt
Margaret's front parlor.
t Uncle William called up Tom by
f telephone, and after a few minutes'
t chat with him I felt somewhat reas
sured. Dinner was announced very
a early, and was soon over. As the
e clock chimed six I went upstairs to
v make a hurried toilet. But where was
i my bag? I harried downstairs again
and put the question to Uncle Wil
I "By Jove!" he exclaimed, "we must
have left it at the station!"
t He harried down town to fetch the
, bag, promising to return "before you
i know I'm gone;" but the minutes
- slipped away, and the carriage drove
up to the gate before he got back. He
K finally came, however.
"Here you are," he said, as he
handed me the bag. "Now you want
to hurry, young man, or you'll be
I fairly jumped into my clothes,
D trusting to luck for appearance. As I
f tied my cravat Uncle William tapped
- on the door.
b "It's five minutes of seven!" he ex
,I cobU n't say exactly what I wanted
to say,so onteted-myself by 'giving
i the crn.a-Aa vicious twist. Three
minutes later I dashed down the hall,
i threw a good-by at Aunt Margaret and
I hurried into the yard. '
s The coachman was driving away.
"Hi,there!" shouted Uncle William
t1 from the front steps. "Hot.on there,
driver! Wilson, stop that ha'ak!"
V i Wilson was evidently Un'le Wil
AM's next-door neighbor.. He was
If 1gate to his own domicile. He u~e
,I around slowly and looked at the car
d riage and tien at Uncle William.
y "What for?" he asked. "What's
y the matter with it?"
d "Hi, there, driver!" shouted Uncle
d William again, as I tore down the
y The coachman drew in his horses
x with an air of impatient expectancy.
A "What in the world do you mean?"
d cried Uncle William, puffing in anger,
or behind me.
a "Yes, what do you mean," I echoed,
0 "driving off without me?"
a "Wiy, sir," said the evidently
sgaypuzzledL coachman, with a nod
rof his head toward Mr. Wilson, "lie
e- "Well, well, well!" cried Mr. Wil
d son,joining us on the sidewalk. "What
ldoes all this mean, anyway? What
e are you holding this carri~age here
s! Uncle William began saying somne
;thing under - his breath, but was
n checked by a feminine voice from the
S"Driver," it asked, "what's the
r "Oh!" exclaime:1 'Uncle William, a
i |light breaking in upon him, "you'v~e
g I made a mistake here, Wilson. This
gis a carriage I ordered to take my:
e :nep~hew to the wedding."
-- "Oh, I guess not," said Mr'. Wilson,
a bristling up more than ever. '!This
kis a carriage T ordered to take my
Ii niece to the commencement."
I The two men glare1I at each other
a ilike wild animals, and I turned from
tone to the othe -in hopeless'. perplex-~
t "Drive on!" cr'ied Mr. Wilson, and
y, the driver drew up the reins.
gi |"Hold on!" cried Uncle William,
" I and the driver loosened the reins. He
y evidently enjoyved the situation.
t The two men moved toward each
t other, and then Aunt Margaret came
Sdown the path, hastening to the un
tangling of Uncle William's mistakes,
- as she had been doing throughout
e their married life.
S"This is a muddle,'' she said to Mr.
,tWilson in her sweetest tones. "The
r stablemon have probably got the two
r orders c'onfused."
"I don't know about that," said
6Mr. Wilson, "'out i've got the car
"Butase here," put in Uncle Wil
ai,"Dick's best man, and he mustn't
a be late at the wedding."
u "I can't help that," retorte'l Mr.
Wilson. "My niece mustn't be late at
y the commencement, either."
d "I'll tell you," cried Aunn. Margaret
s with sudden inspiration, "why can't
t they go together? The seminary is
o only a little ways beyond Christ
,church. I know your niece won't
Sobject if I explain."
A..unt Margaret dashed out into the
e street toward the carriage, and I foi
:lowedi, wiping my moist brow, bewail
a ing my wilting linen and consumed
r with impatience.
s In the next few seconds I heard
y Aunt Margaret making a hurried ex
e planation which concluded with "Aw
e Ifully good of you, I'm sure, but I
-knew you'd consent under the cir
ii camstances;" then the door was flung
e jopen, Uncle William gave me a push
g tromi behind, while Aunt Margaret
a murmuured introductions, and I found
a m'yself stepping into a carriage whi:-b
s seemed filled with flowers and tulfv
white stuff,-from the midst of which
Spe!ered the face of-IDorothy MJeltonu
"Why-Dick - Mr.-" she cried,
alf rising from her seat.
I started back with a confused at
tempt at an apology, but Uncle Wil
liam hastily slammed the door, and
with a commanding "Drive lively
ow!" motioned the driver to start.
The horses were off with a jump, and'
I sank into tL. 3 seat opposite the young
woman whom six months ago I had
sworn never to see again.
It was the early dusk of what had
been a perfect June day. The street,
lamps were not yet lighted, but the
bright moon shone in at the carriage
windows, and I knew Dorothy co'uld
see my hot, flushed face and my ner
vousness and embarrassment.
"Miss Melton," I began, feeling
that I must say something, 'Tm ex
tremely sorry to intrude upon you in
this manner. I had no idea-"
"Oh, pray do not mention it," said
Dorothy. "I am, of course, extreme
ly glad to be of any service whatever
to Ars. Clarkscn, and it would be too
bad for you to be late at the wed
Dorothy was quite mistress of her
self. She held a large bunc. of roses
in her arms, having gathered them up
to make room for me; the color, which
I think , left her face for an instant
when she saw it was I who climbed
into her carriage, returned; her eyes
sparkled, and never had she looked so
lovely. What a fool, I thought, bit
terly, what a fool I had been to quar
rel with, her.
"It's to b quite a large wedding, I
believo?" she said, turning her face
full upon me.
The driver -was evidently intent upon
reaching the church in-time. He turned
a corner so sharply t-hat just as I was
about to stammer out a commonplace
bout the wedding we both were near
ly thrown from our seats. Dorothy
threw up her hand, her roses fell in
onfusion, and as I bent forward her
lainty fingers lightly brushed my
"Oh, Dorothy! Dorothy!" I. cried;
I'm sure that I couldn't tell what I
mid. I only know that the words I
aad been holding back, the love that
[ had been trying to stile for six
uonthE, burst from me, and before we
:eached the next corner Dorothy lifted
ier shining eyes, and through tears
"OhDick! Dick!" and I knew every
:hing was right, and wished that
Jhrist church was 20 miles away.
The carriage pulled up at the church
loor in the nick of time,.and dashed
been teaching for a few months.
I found Tom in' the vestry, so su
premely happy that he had not even
noticed my tardiness-but, for that
matte-, I walked in the-clouds all
evening, and noticed n thing what
ever that happened at his wedding,
so we are quits on that score.
'Dorothy and I will be married in
September, and Unc'e William, who
insists that his "good management"
brought it all about, has promised to
set us up with a carriage of our own
on the day of the wedding. -Woman's
QUAINT AND CURlOUS.
Thse whistling tree which is found
in the West Indies, in Nubia and the
Soudan, has a peculiarly shaped leaf
and pods with a split edge. The wind,
passing through these produces the
sound which gives the tree its name.
Thirteen old horsesh'oes were hang.
ing last spring on the back of a garden
wall close to an old boiler which work
men were removing and ieplacing by
a new one-a very noisy piece of work
-when, in no wise deterred by this,
a pair of wrens built their nest in the
mlst of the cluster of horse.shoes and
then brought Up) their young. The
mother bird, having been found one
day drowned in a pail of water, stand
ing near, her mate tended and cared
for their young until they were fledged
aid flown. The horseshoes containing
the nest still hang on the wall at Ever
thorpe Hall, Brough, East Yorkshire,
In the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand,
is one of the most extraordinary isl
and~s in the world. It is called White
Island, and consists mainly of sulphur
mixed with gypsum and a few other
minerals. Over the island, which is
about three miles in circumference,
and which rises between 800O feet and
900O feet above the sea, floats continu
ally an immense cloud of vapor, at
taining an elevation of 10,000 feet.
In the centre is a boiling lake of acid
charged water, covering 50 acres, and
surrounded with blowholes from which
steam and sulphurous fumes are emit
ted with great force and noise. WEth
are, a boat can be navigated on the
take. The surphur from White Island
is very pure, but lititle effort has yet
been made to procure it systemati
One of the most peculiar accidents
ever heard of happened to a colored man
near New Store, Va., a fewv days ago.
Ed Jones took his gun and set out for
a day of sport. He was not looking
for large game, b.ut he had not been
in the woods long before he saw an
immense deer coming at a tremendous
rate of speed immediately towar~d him.
He at once fell upon his knees, pre
paratory to a shot, and when the deer
was within 20 feet of him fired an.l
missed his aim. The deer had ac
guired such tremendous momentum
that it could not check itself, and
with the next leap landed upon the
hunter. It knocked him down and
bruise-1 him badly upon the breast
with one hiud foot, the other going
into the negro's meath, knoaking out
a number of his teeth, tearing a part
of his gums away, and passing down
bis threoat. The whole thing was over
in an ins:ant, but 'when he came te
The Birthday Lesson.
Today's a holiday, you know,
And so we children, just for fun.
Said we would dress like old-time folks,
And i'd be Martha M ashington.
We searched through all the g.rret's chests
And foand among forgotten boards
The stiffost silks. and old brocades,
And ruffled caps and tarnished swords.
And when at last we all were dressed,
We went to my great-grandma's room.
She smiled and colored with dd'idht,
Until her cheeks were all in bloom.
But somehow, her blue eyes grew grave,
As each girl told her chosen name,
And flually she gently said,
"It is a very pretty game.
"Yet take care, children, 'hat you wear,
Not only clothes of ancient days,
But manners of those gracious dames,
Who won all by their gentle ways.
"The brow beneath your powdered hair
Is very fair, my great-grandchild; -
S keep your thoughts; and let your eyes
Reflect a heart both true and mild.
"This hand which holds a painted fan
Must work, that tirei4 hands inay rest;
Since Martha Washington, we know,
Could spin and weave at want's request.
"The feet where buckled slippers shine
May some day tread a thornyroad,
Hold fast the pictures of brave lives,
And never falter with the load."
Then dear great-grandma blessed us all.
.iud down the hail our steps we turned.
It is a holiday, it's true,
isut every girl her lesson learned.
-Yo ath's Companion.
Squirrels in a fitv -
In the Plaza, opposite the cathedral
of Oaxaca, Mexico, are some five
pecan-trees which are harbor for a
number of squirrels. There are also
pleasant seats for the footsore and I
weary as- well as for the sight-seeing
lounger. If you are udt eaters of
squirrel pie, and do not uo.e "squirrel
rifles," or grudge the squirrel a trifle
of bark for architectural- purposes, it
is a delightful experience to have these
fearless little Oaxaca citizens perch
upon your shoulder and rob you of
nuts o; other dainties. They are im
portunate little beggars, and do not
take "no" for an answerbut head and
shoulders they go for your inside
pocket. They are the protected of all
the city-rich and poor alike-and it
would go bard with a stranger who
presumed to molest them.
The Cricketon the h.
Someb.ody lias started the legend
t ricket sin ont
hearth there be pple o oo in
the cupboard 'Sd ,goo luck will at
tend the family. However that may
be, the house cricket-the kind that
loves to be;in tuning up his fairy
fiddle at about the tin.e you are trying
to go to sleep-is..never a grumbler
against evil fortune. He seems ever
to be cheerful and lively. - His eyes
a' e always bright, and he is satisfied
with a cruma', provided he can get
plenty of water to drink. You may
be sure that the cricket which seems
never to leave the corner or the nook
where you hear him sing daily wanders
abroad at night in search of something
to drink. Often he is a regular toper,
and house crickets often lose their
lhves through leaping into a pan of
waters, or milk, or ooup, or sirup in
their greediness for something to
drink. Sometimes the house cricket
gets restless and instead of hopping
Iaround like a level-headed insect and
being contented he spree~ds his stubby
wings and flies out of the window and
into the great world of summer night.
He doesn't whir along like a l'eetle,
or flntter like a butterfly, but he flies
much after the manner of a goldfinch
- opening and shutting his wings
leisurely and constantly risfng and
falling as he flies. The cricket's
cheery rasping is a call for Mistress
Cricket to come home. Mistress
Cricket, unlike the ladies of the hu
man species, is no talker. I have
often watched a shining male cricket
in a corner calling. He would lift his
wings and rasp them till they made
the pecnliar shrill little chirrup, then
he would move his long feelers, or
antennw, about, and his shell-like eyes
would seem to brighten. Pretty soon,
after the calling would have been
going on for some time, a plump
light-brown lady cricket would come
sidling up, and then the two *would
rub their antennue together ever so
softly, evidently whispering family
secrets to each other.
If you have a cricket by your hearth
or under the 1-ookcase give him a
crumb or two once in a while and y ou
will make him your friend for life.
Teddy lepented at sup~pertlime.
"Come, Teddy," said Mrs. West,
I"it's time for the cows to come home."
But Teddy was reading a story
Iabout a shipwreck and did not want
to be disturbed just then.
"Oh, mtherwait a little while,"
A little later Hester came to the
"Teddy,you ought to get the cows,"
"Bother the cows!" replied Teddy,
crossly, and his sister went away.
Soon a man's face appeared at the
"Edward, the cows!" said Mr.
West; and when his father spoke like
that Teddy lost uo time in obeying.
Sulkily he laid down his book and
walked through the kitchen, whaere his
mother and sister were cooking the '
supper and his father was piling up
the kindling wood for the morning's
"I hate cows!" Teddy grumbled, as
he wa ked slowly aeross the pine floor.
"They're a bothe;, and I wish we
di n't have any. I wish nobody l:ad
any. Cows are no good, anyway.
-lust in the way. I hate cows!"i
An hour later the cows were safe in,
the barn for the night, and'Teddy was I
n a better humor. He was hungry,
oo, after the walk to the meadow and
)ack in the fresh air.
A fine round of meat was smoking
on the table, but there was none on
"This is beef," said Mr. West. "I
lid not give you any because you hate
:ows, Teddy." Teddy opened his
nouth, and then closed it again with
)ut a word.
"I won't give you any butter,
[eddy," said Mrs. West, "because we
ret our butter from the cows and you
iate them so." Hester poured out
he milk for the other children, but to
reddy she gave a glass of %ater.
"Cows are such a bother," she
aid, soberly. "I know you don't
want any milk."
Teddy looked wistfully at the plate
>f creamy cheese, but it was passed to
very one but him. But, worst of all,
when the 'custards were brought in,
sweet and brown in their little white
mps, Teddy-was passed by.
"Of cource, you wouldn't eat cus
:ards, for they are made mostly of
nilk," said Aunt Hetty.
Teddy looked as if he would cry.
"I-I haven't had anything to eat,"
ie blurted. "I wish I hadn't said
:hose things about tie cow."
Everybody smiled then, and no one
)b.ected when Hester slyly passed to
Am a cup of custard.
A Story of Washintonu.
The centenary of the death of
3eorge Washington on Decemoer 14
xas had the effect of reviving a host
>f stories about the Father of His
Very picturesque is the story of
Washington's experience at Fort N2
:essity. When he was still a young
>fficer in the British service, he showed
:he sort of courage which afterward
nade him distinguished.
The rude fort of logs and earth, with
L shallow trench on the outside, had
een thrown up hastily in the westeri
wilderness. In -the fort were about
00 Virginian provincials, together
vith a few Indians.
The intrenchment was Fort Neces:
ity, so called because east up-in~i
noment of absolute need in the Great
eadows where Washington, then a
)romising young officer in the British
errice, had been sent to make way
gainst French aggression. The time
as July, 1754.
The young commander had- been
ent by Governor Dinwiddie of Vir
inia to prevent the hostile French
'roza' furt:hey_ encroaching on the
On the 28th of May. he met a body
Washington struck the first blov
and was successful, but the Fren1
forces were rapidly gathering and thf
colonials were forced to fall back or
the littie fort. Here, on the 2nd oj
July, they were surrounded by 60(
French and Indians commanded b3
Coalon De Villiers. It 'Was a day ol
drizzling rain and the woods were
damp and dripping.
Inside the fort were a few Britisl
soldiers in their red coats, some 6(
Indians in savage finery, and the resi
gray coated colonials.
For nine hours the combat con:
tinned almost without a pause. The
soldiers within the fort stood up t<
their knees in mud and water, and
iheir ammunition was well-nigh ex
As the long July day camc toa
lose and darkness settled down-upou
the wilderness the French proposeda
trce. At first Washington,' fearing
it was a trick, declined, but when De
Villiers repeated the proposal he seni
out an ollicer to make the necessary
ty midnight an agreement was
signed. The British were to mari
out with their drums beating and the
honors of war carrying with them
their cannon and all their stores.
Washington had lost 30 men and the
French killed and wounded amounted
The 4th of July dawned clear and
br~ight, the birds sang in the wild
woods and the leaves glistened with
noisture, but the beautiful morning
was, perhaps,the darkest in Washing
Ln's life. He had done his best, but
rate was against him. The French
were the strongest, and, to save the
ives of his men, he had consented to
In the early morning light the
~olonials filed out from the little fort
tud the wretched march began over
:he forest road that led to Virginia.
t is said that Washington gave way
:o tears as he saw his little band, the
sick and wounded borne on the shoul
lers of the strong, struggling along
vearily and dejectedly through the
orest wilds. It was, indeed, a gloomy
Eth of July in the life of the great man
w-ho was to live to see that day for
ver gloiious to a new born nation.
A'yiumn for Sick Horses.
Au asylum for useless and sickc
iorses is soon to be started in New
ork City. The idlea is a new one in
his country, though London intro
aced it several years -ago. -Sick
orses~ will remain in the asylum until
hey are cured and will theu be turned
ever to their owners. Old and blind
orses will-be taken care of until they
This home for broken-down animals
s expected to prove a boon to the
'cabby" and the truckmnan wvho will
Lot be obliged to give up their
ageearners permanently. - New
A WI sh.
"I wish I were rich," said the
")h, rich Ileyond the dreams of
vaice. I'd lhke to be so rich that I
ould afford to put in my time lectur
ag people about the illusions of
realth and the placid dedights of
RHODES. IS A MSTERY.
READABLE CHARACTER SKETCH OF
AFRICA'S "UNCROWNED KING."
"The Man Who Eat' a Country for His
Breakfast"--HIs Mpressve Sincerity
Be Scorns Dress-Has No Use for Mar
ried Men -A Subject of Hero Worship.
A very readable character sketch of
Cecil Rhodes appears in Ain.islee's,
written by Allen Sangree, a corre
spondent recently returned from South
Africa. He says, in part:
"In the land that bears his name,
Cecil Rhodes receives the homage of
a monarch. He stands for the coun
try's rise or fall. He is the source of
good and eiil; praised for completing
a railroad and blamed for a continued
drought. Among white men he is a sub
ject of hero worship. To black men
he represents the whole Anglo-Saxon
:race. They call him 'Separator of
Butl s,''.on of the GreatWhite Queen,'
and 'the man who eats a country for
-his breakfast.' To them he is Des
"The first thing .you.,otice about
Mr. Rhodes is an absence of afectation.
He receives alike the day laborer and
the foreign minister. In voice, man
ner and conduct he is ever the same.
Nothing is studied. Unlike most hu
pman beings, -he is not an actor. There
is -nothing mysterious about him. He
inakes use of no - subterfuge. but
comes straight to the $oint. " In con
versation he meetsYfour eye squarely
and impresses you with his sincerity.
'I could not stand out againstiin,
wailedBarneyBarnato when berated'by
a friend for merging his interests with
the De Beer syndicte. 'He just
roue'l me in-roped as- in because I
knew he spoke the truth.'
"Ibis ing asness disarms you
one moment, bu~ ngages your ad
miration the next. It is instantlyJ
forced upon you that -here is a man,
who holds life too seriods and brief
for a masquerale, whose thoughts
are detached from petty things and
engrossed in vast ideas. Mr. Rhodes
ives- evidence of this by breaking off
conversation when it becomes small,
And concentrating his mind on some
entirely foreign subject.
"You ' need not talk with Mr.
Rhodes- five minutes to learn that
he is a thinker. Dr. Jameson and
other lieutenants, who have achieved.
more or less distinctioi, - seem
but as moths flyin at - an
are light, They
weigbts; 4hodes i
bothers with -de -a ke care
of themselve. alf the timehe does
nave pocket money. Travel
ing on a street car in Cape Town one
day, he found himself w-thout the ne
cessary 'ticky' (threepence), and ac
cepted a loan.
"'Rhodes,' exclaimed the American
conductor in writhing sarcasm,
'Dusty Roads, I guess.' Indeed, the
Colossus looked rather dusty, having
been o - a tramp along the docks. The
detail of dress, however, is one to
which he is especially indifferent.
His favorite garb is a white flannel
shirt with a polka-dot t'ie, soft felt
huat and modest gray or black clothes.
He wears no diamonds. In this cos
tume I saw him call upon Sir Alfred
Milner at the executive mansion. The
finnkey at the door, nevertheless,
cracked his spine in making an obeis
''But Mr. Rhodes' clothes attract your
attention last, so domineering, almost
oppressive, is his presence. Not that
hie is unlike other men-an immune
to human passions, frailties and
luxuries. Far from it. I noticed
that he greatly eujoys a good cigar,
drinks Scotch whiskey and chain
"ecil Rhodes is a keen observer,
a philosopher, shrewd of wit, not
given to long speeches, brave, and~
lavish'with money when he thinks it
profitable to be so. 'His countenance
is not an encouraging study for the
sentimental. In the knowledge of
South Africans he has never shown
attention to any woman. Disappo'nted
in love stories about him go the rounds
at intervals, 1:ut are never verified.
There seems to be littele room in his
make-up for that sort of thing.' He
treats the gentler sex with indiffer,
ence and e&ven rudeness. For' his
two sisters alone does he exhibit fond
ness, and they, in turn, have the repu
tation of being 'man-haters.'
"Nothing aggravates Mr. Rhodes
more than for one of the Chartered
company's employes to get married.
I came down from Beira on a Ger
man steamer with a newly-wedded
couple who were returning to'Eng
land mnost de'ected. The bridegroomI
had been a trusted .lieutenant in
Rhodesia and went home on a leave
of absence at his general's suggestion.
When he returned with a rosy-cheeked
bride, however, Rhodes received him
coldly, and remarked shortly that the
climate in South Africa was ruinous
to a 'woman's beauty.
"While this might be construed as
a 'littleness,' it is a peculiarity of the
man that falls in line with his lifds
aim and work. He holds that the
unmarried man will take greater risks
and accomplish more for him on the
fringe of civilization, He looks at it
in "a 'purely business way, and is wil
ling to pay the highest prices for the
most effcient work.
Rhodes' fa~e and form command
your 'respect. His forehead is mas
sive, the grayish light hair lies cloa-e
to the he'ad and is inclined to curl.
The eara.and nose are big, the chin
firm, 'prominent and -double.: The
brows are heavy and overshadow
bright, keen a-id thoughtful gray
eyes. His mouth indicates severity.
sarcasm and determination. His neek
is thick, his shoulders strong, his
bands~mascular with fingers broad at
the ends. He is of me lium height,
his body heavy. In his forehead you
see where gigantic ideas are gener
Ltd nhsci owte r are
out. The lines of his mouth tell yu,
plainly that slight infringements of
the ethical code are not to interfere
with his project; that the end justi
fies the means.
LITERATURE FOR WOODCHOPPERS.
Minnesota and Wisconsin Women Sa ply
the Camps With Comforts.
Advancement in mordls of the 7000
men in the lumber woods of the De
luth district of Wisconsin is a subject
that has engaged the attention of the
state branch of the W.C. T. U. for the
past two years. As a rule lumber '
companies and their jobbing contrac -
tors pay little attention to their men,
except to see that a full day a work is
had six times a week; that theineniae
kept fall of wholesome food and that
smallpox is not permitted a .landing
place in the camps. At most ca-uq
there are strict rules against card
playlg, and at all the use cf liquorin
any form is prohibited, but these re
sults are made not soinuch for'th
good of the men morally asfor dh
prevention of quarrels.- Rhas b~e
the experience of hundreds of caIs
S.at the free use of- caids, e in
friendly games, witbout. gamgi s
the cause of more'quarre!s ind greater
problems for the camp bosses thantay
one thing, whiskey alone -excepted.
To supply the deici .*
T. U. has taken up a systemnatic. am
paign and is furnishing 'huUdrdM
camps, not only in* this di idt'bt -.
all over the northern prt of the sUWt.'
with reading matter, quiet gsdes~ipl C
le,:tions of testaments, ,ad g~ele
hymnbooks, "comfort. bags," some
thing like the "housewives" attlie
women at home sent to thfrton i
war times; pietures to tach uP da tlie
walls of camps,- old maps-oirered orer
with datchy versesandsayigsmot ed
religious,.cards, mottoes sea))d
bright little things for the , s
pitals. It' is astonishihg tiie gs
th-st-ra Sat- and _the~ spciatx!,
words that come back
?tom these cheerless camps. -
The work in Minnesottis underth,
charge of Mrs. E.A.Bairgan. of Prine
ton and Miss Hausei'of Misnepois
Mrs. Burgan has'spent -.1 8_rtimb2.
for two or three-years in1he*or1 % '
organizing the servie.e am
terialsas well as-in visitig i
and in findingjast what ia
each case. Sunjimers eh'is,
in 10ocatingnew caml.s'idH
ing winter andilollectiuir K
books, etc. - Onegrea .f '4
women is to
~nearestrtows - .
-there a eas:bi -
loggingdpbratidns ah3ai a
in the woods by-sa 'o I4
distinct gain if the infi
C. T. T.is such s to close thd
and it has proved strong, -
many cases this winter
little hovels of saloon 4wifteni- -
over their bars severai
lars of woodsmen's mone 'y'7 a iff -
Sunday, and -these 'are saloons
have perhaps only one or -woo1. - .'
camps from which to dra,. v
Funds for this work are.
largely by the lumber hrmi a4tn ~
W. C.T. U. ofthe state. Lati~
Mrs. Bargan reportedvisitesin esW
to hundreds of camps,- The-w4
originated some years ago with 4~
wife of Governor Upham of Wsoz~
himself a lumber manufaeturer.,P.
saw the need and recogniied te'fi'
that all winter thousands of miv-w e
altogether cut off'from alhumanisaig
influences. Under her directiondceQ,
tral Wisconsin camps have been und -
an active missionary influence.
There are 15,000 mnen in the lumib
woods of Minnesota this season, ai
under the new lawrs they are paid ft
in the woods, giving the densoftl e
neighborhood amplest opportunitpfeIr
t -e enticement of the- vast sums theyS
c )ulectivelv earn. It is 'stated thiat
mais winter far less proportionately is
being wasted thus tlian in ieisons
few years back.-Chicago Eecord.
.A Curious Shoe Trust.
Doylestown has four odd characters
who pool their issunes in buying shoes..
They all have the same sized feetgand
each regards this fact in the nature'.ofI
a libel perpetrated upon:.him by 'ine
other three. Every year each one of
the quartet chips in $18,- and-the fund
of $72 is expended for-shoes. 'Buy~g
them in such quantities,there is nata
rally a reduction in price. One would
think that there would be an ejiual ei- -
vision of the shoes; butthat isn't their -
little game. -The shoes are owned col
lectively, share and share alike, ad
when not-being worn they are kept in
a closet in the express office, wh:ch is
the generai lounging place of the quar
tet. -If one man wants to wear new
shoes,'he goes to the evpress office *uid
puts them on. - If he wants to ebaadp
off to apair that has already been
broken in he does so. If he. wears rgis
sets in the daytime and wants to w~ar
patent leathers in the evening he goes
to the express office and makes .the
change. They have been doing this $or
several years,aiid claim they wouldn't
wear sh:.es in any other way.-Phila
delphia Riecord. -
Egypt's Magniaicen?_ Clienate.
The climate of Egypt is magnificent --
and there are few winter resorts tlz
are preferable, meteoroligically speal~
ing. The air is fine anddry attge
sunshine is perfect, whiJ? with ediiw
ble temperature, wholesoje food s~d
water, and gentle 'breezes, there ai ~ -
little to be desire. U~fotunaey,
the sanitary arrangements ini E
are very bad, and most of. thshe
even in Cairo, are built on contai
inated sites. - - -
Distinction Without: I)5i-wrnee.
- The man who at the restaurant asis
"Garcon,- un ragbut," widl very-'key4
malke his lunch, when Eirglishado1C
beef stew.-New York '(oinmegui