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The One That Prospered.
"Whichever one of them prospers,
he it? to get my money."
The "Hoover boys" remembered
well that their rich uunt, Miss Hoover,
had said this when they were quite
little fellows, and came to live with
her la order to atteud the private
school In the town of Wythevillo.
They regarded Miss Hoover "with uwe
even before they saw her, and her
piercing black eyes made n lasting hu
Eresslou upon them as they stood in
er presence on the Ih'Ht night of their
"I will do my part by them equally,"
Mis* Hoover had said, prior to the
invitation that the boys should come
to her and be educated. "They shall
start in life with the same chances.
If they both prosper, well and good :
but PR not throw money away."
After the boys had been with Miss
Hoover for ubout three weeks thoy
both euiuu to the conclusion that il
was hardly possible for them to share
the almighty dollars. One or the
other would get all?it must be u race.
" Richard will have lots of money,
any way," said Hob to himself. " t
wish I knew what I (night to do."
The old lady Hinilcd grimly when she
saw Hob deposit flvu eents of his
weekly allowance in his littlo bank on
tho dining room mantel. Tho bottom
of Richard's bank, which was beside
Bob's, must bo pretty well covorod
with nickols aud dimos, thought Miss
"Take care of tho pennies, and the
pounds will take caro of themselvos,"
Haid sho in an'awful voice, throe days
after Hob's deposit in tho bank. Tno
piercing black eyes wore on Bob's
abashed face us she waved the bank to
and fro without nsouud. *
" I got sticking-plaster with it for
Harry Burganaut's head," said tho
boy, apologetically. "Ho slipped on
tho ice just two squares above hero,
and nono of tho boys had any money."
" And you had so much ?"
" I?I only had five cents." Bob's
" Was Richard with you ?"
" Did Richard oiler to run homo and
get any of his money? Richard could
have afforded it better than you. If
Harry Burganaut head needed a stick
ing plaster, Harry Burganaut's father
was tho person to buy that sticking
plaster, not Bob Hoover."
It was then that Bob gave up his
dream of holrship. But all that was
long ago. It seemed ages and agos
ago to Bob and Richard, bearded men
aud the heads of families. Perhaps it
did not seem quito so long ago to Miss
It is st range how some pcoplo can
be little old trwomen for half a life.
To tho inhabitants of Wythevillo, Miss
Hoover had looked tho same for thirty
years, neat and prim and little und
It was only Miss Hoover herself
who noticed any change. She knew
that she walked a little more slowly
than she had done thirty years ago,
and sho felt aches and pains unfclt by
her then, and that her hunds trembled
If sho kept too steadily at her knit
She sat one day with her hunds in
her lap boside her knitting. She was
making up her mind for a groat under
taking, a visit to thoao boys who had
slept and eaten under her roof twenty
tivo years bofore.
Sho had kopt herself away from her
rolatlves, and sho had lot thom under
stand from the very boginning that if
ever sho wanted their presenco she
would let thom know.
" I could have the lot of them if I
whistlod." sho said, a trillo contemptu
ously ; and yet how very, very angry
tho old lady would have been against
any one who would dare not to respond
to tho whistle.
It seemed hard to realize that twenty
live years had passed since the full
bank and the empty bank, poor Hob
Hoover's bugbear, had stood side by
side on the dining room inantol. Tho
rich relative, true to bur intention, had
started the Iroys in life. She had
' asked permission to do this thing just
as she had asked permission to cducato
her nopl.ews, and the permission had
been gladly and quickly grantod.
Sho had sneered a litt le both at the
gladness and the promptness of the
replies to her letter; but oh, how sho
would have sneered and how bittor
and reviling she would havo been if
either the gladness or tho promptness
had been lacking! She started
Richard into life as a merchant and
Bob as a doctor, and sho had not seen
them since, for sho had not whistled.
Miss Hoover looked at her wrinkled
hands until they trembled under tho
intonsity of her gaze.
"Well. I can't live forever," sho
murmured ; and then she quite mude
up her mind to visit " the boys."
Sho had said always that sho would
give hei ^loney to tho ono that pros
pered, thus raising no false hopes.
She believed that either a man or a
woman could prosper in this world if
" the mind was set to it." She herself
had commenced on a littlo; sho had
invested prudently in land and stock ;
sho had bought and sold at proper
times. She was a woman who laughed
" luck " to scorn.
" Why, some pcoplo would call mo
lucky !" she exclaimed. " I who havo
worked hard for every cent and care
fully laid it by."
There was a sort of prosperity, how
ever, to which Miss Hoover was
violently opposed, the prosperity which
would not boar investigation.
" If I'm told a man's rich, and for
special reasons it is my business to
know that man is rich, then 1 want a
look at tho books."
Miss Hoover mado this announce
ment to her knitting needles before
sho laid thom down in her lap to
think. Sho clicked thom when she
uttered tho words. So it was to get
a look at tho hooka that tho boy's rich
rolatlve determined to pay them u
There is more or loss excitement in
preparing for any visit, but to a person
who had not loft her home since sho
was a girl tho excitement was intense
If it had not beon for tho stern sense
of duty actuating the proceeding, tho
trip would never havo been taken.
In tho tlret place, Miss Hoover's
dressmaker wanted to show tho pco
plo in tho city that she understood
the stylos jus*, as well as thoy did.
Sho stiffened up her customer and
flounced and boribbonod her to her
"I toll you, Holona Simpson, I'm
old !'' cried tho sufferer appoalingly.
But Miss Simpson was without mercy.
" You don't want to look like you
corno from tho country," sho nald.
M No ?" snapped tho victim ; " but no
more do I want to rosomble a fool."
"You won't look like nary a fool
when I get through with you," declar
ed Miss Simpson positively.
" Remember I'm 'most oighty," said
tho rich woman, tremulously.
" I tell you, Miss Hoover, all tho
drosses is mado fancy. You'd fool
funny If you wasn't in tho stylo."
"Show mo tho fashion plate,"
Insisted the sufferer, and Mis* Simp
son produced hor " latest number"
. u4,None of 'ora don't look old," sle^
said. "They nevor get to bo near
eighty in tho fashion plates."
" VVoll. thank God, I've still got my
black silk and new cap," du Id Mi--*
Hoover piously, l"and if you go lo
putting auy fancy touchos on toy
traveling dress, why, I tell you right
hero, Helena Simpson, I won't wear
So, although Miss Simpson heaved
a sigh, the traveling droits was left
plain enough. It wan a little too short,
perhaps, but tho rieh old lady looked
very trim aa stopped off the cars at
the city and gave her directions to a
She bad written to the boys, telling
them of her contemplated visit. She
had said in her letter that she was
getting old, and naturally would like
to see them once more ; but they need'nt
feel It incumbent upon them to sit
down and cover a couple of pages
begging her to name tho day and the
hour, so that they could be on hand
to meet her at the station. She would
choono her own time, and she wasn't I
too old to direct a cabman or make a
She still had aitfauthoritative tone
for tho boys. But sne would have been
very angry indeed if they hadu't both
sal down aud written ofT the couple of
pages contrary to her directions,
telling her how glad they would be to
eeo her, and that sho had better recon
sider hor decision and allow them to
"Vory glad, indeed; I expect so !"
sniffed Miss Hoover, putting the
second letter back in its envelope.
" But I'll choose my own day." ?
She was perfectly sure that Richard
Hoover had prospered. Sho 3ald to
herself, as she was jumbled over the
cobble stones, that tho boy had the
making of a inun In him, but the
magnificence of the house at which tho
cab drew up startlod her. As she made
hor way up tho dark, polished steps
sho was conscious of two feelings, One
that hor travelling dross was too short,
tho other of thankfulness that dross
makers didn't fashion gloves.
A servant in livery answered tho
boll, and Miss Hoover folt a strange
timidity upon hor jus sho gave her
namo, and, following tho man's order,
stepped into the reception room.
Richard will bo down at tho store,"
sho soliloquized. "I suppose I shall
have to meet his wifo first."
And then what was this strange
thing sho was wishing V?that sl>e had
named tho day or else gone arouud to
A rustlo of silken robes announced
tho coming of Richard's wifo, and tho
littlo old aunt stood up and rubbed her
hands nervously one over tho other.
" Miss Hoover, that is Richard's aunt
Susanna," said Richard's wife, stoop
ing and kissing tho old lady lightly on
" Ho was at my homo when ho was a
boy," explained Miss Hoover.
" Oh, yes," said Richard's wife, and
then sho laughed. " 1 don't suppose
you would know him now. You will
se.e him at dinner. But 1 mustn't keep"
you horo ; I must lot you get rid of
your travel stains."
A severe trial awaited Miss Hoover
in tho protty front room on tie second
story. Hor trunk was there before
hor, and tho maid accompanying hor
evidently meant to Btay and help her
change her attire. Sho had intended
to get rid of her travoling dress, of
course, but not right away, and she
had never onco thought of the maid.
Then once moro sho wished sho was
at Bob's whore sho could put on hor
I old silk and cap and feol perfectly at
home ; yes, and moro than that, where
sho could feol as if she wore the rich
relation. Sho was so B?ro that Bob
Under the press of circumstances,
j however, sho donned ono of tho be
ribboned gowns, awkwardly availing
herself of tho maid's services, and felt
very unbecomingly dressed and vory
miserable as she made hor way back
to tho first floor, still depending upon
tho maid to toll her where to go.
No, sho would never have known
Richard: and yet she might have
guessod that ho would havogrown into
just such a prosperous, smiling gentle
She did not see tho children until
tho following day. Their mother gave
them a look as they came into the
room, but tho pretty littlo girl with
tho brown curls giggled convulsively,
and tho great aunt felt suro that tho
child was laughing at her gown.
Sho was timid boforo Richard's
children on account of tho littlo girl's
Miss Hoover's visit was four days'
old when she acknowledged to herself
that she would never daro ask Richard
Hoover to lot her look at tho books,
for which purpose sho had travellod
"And what would be the uso of look
in? at the books?don't I know he's
prospered ?" she said, with a sigh.
The first doubt that eaino into her
mind was early tho noxt morning,
when she saw Richard for a half hour
in the cosy breakfast room and an
nounced hor intention of leaving that
day. His faco wore a frown instead of
its usual placid, smiling expression,
and ho spoke rapidly and irritably.
" It's all very woll to be rich, Aunt
Susanna, you and 1 both know that, but
I toll you it's a pity that there isn't a
certain attitude beyond which a man
couldn't get. I'd liko to havo reached
that attitude and havo somo time and
some money, too, to bestow on other
things. You'll find Bob poor and hap
py. I go around to see him sometimes,
l ou'll lind him surrounded by his
children ; you'll find his wifo adoriug
Richard laughed ; and thou ho rang
the boll for tho breakfast to be brought
in, and laughod n^ain, and said that
money, after all, was a good thing, and
a powerful thing, and making it kept
a man from worrying.
Miss Hoover went around to Bob's
that afternoon. Ho lived in a better
houso than sho had supposed. Sho
was astonished to find everything so
nice, and sho was astonished also to
discover that sho preferred merely
nice things to tho luxuries of life.
The wifo, who adored Bob, did not
come sweeping in upon her in silken
robes, but for all that sho thought that
Bob had made a good choice in a wifo.
Tho ohildren wore a littlo awed at her.
That was because sho was rich ; and
sho understood thoroughly how riches
could awe. Sho liked Bob's wifo and
children from tho start; and when sho
looked into Bob's happy faco that even
ing, as he stood grasping hor hand in
hearty welcome, she was sorry that ho
hadn't been the one that prospered.
Sho was sorry, too, to leavo at the
end of tho four days ; but there wore
no account books horo to look at. Sho
was aware of that when sho came, and
by leaving at tho end of tho four days
she was troating tho two boys aliko.
Miss Hoover had nover realized how
lonely sho was until sho got back to
Wvthovillo and her lonely lifo. The
neighbors said that her visit to town
hadn't cheered her a bit.
Sho was sitting in her customary
place one day knitting, whon -die
clicked her needles and lot tho stock
ing fall in her lap. Some neighbors
had just gone out. Sho had been toll
ing thorn of Richard's grand houso und
tho servants. They had openod thoir
e>ycs at tho mention of the butler and
tho maid. But sho was not thinking
of Richard as she clicked hor noodles
and dropped tho stocking in hor lap.
A lump had risen in her throat, hor
eyes woro dim : sho was homesick, j
Sho saw again in imagination the five j
little banks sitting in a row on the
mantol in Bob's sitting room, and Bob
was pointing thorn out to hor, half
laughing ns he oxplains that they woro
trying to bring tho children up with
Bob did not know that sho had been
lot, by ono of his children, into a ^ro
znondous secret?how tho money in the
five banks was to bo put togethor at;
Christmas to buy papa a new over-1
"Bocauso doctors havo to bo so,
awful particular about thoir dress,";
said Bob'soldost daughter, "and mam
ma says that papa's coat Is beginning
to get shabby."
Thou one evening Boh came into the
room, still in his shabby overcoat, and
looked first at the banks and then at
the childreu clamoring about him.
" Who wants to give a Christmas
gift a little before time?" he asks.
" It is a case in which public charity j
will not answer: a poor old woman
who dreads the almshouse. She has I
not very long to live. I thought my
little people would like to keep her
from the almshouse."
" But the overeoat ?" said little Bob.
"Overcoat? Why, this is a very
flue overeoat. Has your mother been
telling tales on my overeoat?"
So the money In the five banks went
to nave the old woman from t ho alms
And, strauge to say, the money for
the overcoat was not wanting. It put
in an appearance the very next day In
the shape of a good-sized fee, unex
" An unexpected fee," said Bob's
wife, "but we ar? so lucky, I didn't
feul at all disturbed about the over
Two tears splashed down upon the
stocking in Miss Hoover's lap.
" And I, I thought the other one had
She glanced about her lonely room.
"Bob has children crowding about
him 5 he has a housofull, but It seemed
as if f wasn't In the way. He can put
out his hand and keep the almshouse
from a poor dying creature. I wonder,
She left the room and went out Into
the hall and on up the stairs.
" It won't bo for long," she said. She
f^ot out. her writing desk and wrote a
ettor. It was a very short letter, but
a tear drop fell upon It and made a
Btaln. Littlo Bob criod when his
mother told him what it was.
"My dear nephew." ran Miss Hoo
ver's lotter, " I hate lived a long tirao
?I am almost oighty yoars old?and I
have made a great many mistakos in
my life. I wnut my money to bo di
vldod between you aud Richard
equally: but oh, I want to ask you
about a case in which public charity
will not answer. I would like you to
tako the money right away, and the
old woman too.
After she had written that letter sho
felt no further fear. She know how It
would bo. She sat there a long, long
time, her thoughts lingering tenderly
on the boy who had robbed his bank to
purchase sticking-plaster for Harry
Burganaut's hoad.?Youth's Compan
COLUMBUS NO GREAT SHAKES.
Bill Arp Stayed Away from the
World's Fair?His Bank Account
Woe Small and He Couldn't Tako
It was a groat show, tho greatest
show on oarth, I reckon. I wanted to
go and seo It, but I dtdent go. I tried
to got In on tho ground floor for mysolf
and my wifo, but I couldent, and as I
didont have money enough for two I'
concluded to stay at homo. That's
loyalty?conjugal loyalty. Thero was
anothor reason. I hoard a man talking
about anothor mac and he said : "Yes.
dogon him, lie can go to Chicago
and tako his wife, but can't pay mo
that grocery bill he's been owing mo
for six months." I owo a few of thoso
darn little just debts myself, and I
dident want to be talked about, so it's
all right. It's an awful time to be
sending tho money out of the country
anyhow and getting nothing back but
ploasuro. It's well enough to celebrate
Columbus and make a great display,
but tho times are unfortunate and tho
groat United States Senate won't do
anything but draw their pay, and
everything is demoralized.
I wish now we had lot Mr. Columbus
alone. "Lead us not into temptation,"
is a good nrayor. If there had boon
no fair nobody would have wanted to
go and our money would have boon
kept at home. Columbus waseut such
a wondorful man no how. Ho didont
mean to discover America, and ho
dident know he had discovered a now
continont when ho landed. Ho was on
tho make. Ho stole Indians and carried
thorn away and sold them. History
does not make him a great man nor a
good man, but he was an enterprising
navigator and was a succoss, thut's all.
I would nit her have been Galiloo than
Columbus. Ho discovered a lar big
gor thing and did it on purpose It
was not an accident. He discovered
the universe, tho solar system and
declarod it to mankink. My admi
ration for him is profound, and I wish
tho schoolboys ami girls to road about
him and think about him.
It was just 300 yoars ago this mouth
that ho convinced himself that the
sun did not go around tho earth, but
tho earth wont around tho sun. What
a stupendous assertion for any man to
make! Just think of it! For thous
ands of years everybody had seen the
sun to riso and set and rise again every
twenty-four hours, and nobody doubted
or suspected but what it went around
tho earth and that the oarth was
stationary. It does look that way,
docsent it ? No wonder everybody
believed it. Joshua belioved it when
ho commanded tho sun to stand still on
Gideon. Solomon bolioved it, and so
did all tho astronomers of Egypt and
of Greece aud Home. So did Shako
s pea re and Bacon and tho wise men of
England. How could any man daro to
say that tho earth wont around the
sun, making a circuit of 200,000,000
miles in a year and get back to the
samo identical spot from whenco it
started V Columbus dident do any
thing or know anything to bo compared
Galiloo upset and destroyed the
theory of ages and be challenged tho
astronomers and the mathematicians of
tho world to listen to htm and to come
and examino bis proofs. That was
ttnly .'HR) years ago. Just think how
long tho world hid slept In utter
ignorance of tho grandest thing the
human mind can contomplato?the
solar system. Wo ought to have colo
brated Galileo in some way this very
year. Columbus discovered a con
tinent, but dident know it. Galileo
discovered a universe aud did knov it,
Copernicus had in a timid way de
clared tho same solar system somo
fifty years boforo, but ho died wdthout
converts, and his theory died with
him. Even Galileo kept it a secret
for seven years. Ho was afraid of tho
popo, and after he did announce it he
was put in prison and keptlu a dungeon
until his health broke down and his
wifo did like Job's wifo. She begged
him to recant and say he had lied and
he did it.
It was a momorablo sight, tho scono
of that recantation. Tho great philo
sopher down on bis knees boforo the
popo and in tho prosenco of cardinals
and priests and learned men, swoaring
with uplifted hands that tho earth did
not go around the sun, hut tho sun
went around the. oarth every day. Uut
as ho rose up ami retired from tho
pope's presence ho whispered to a
friend, " I have recanted and abjured
only to save my lifo. The oarth does
revolvo on its axis and around tho
sun." Then for seven years ho hail to
go before tho priest three times a
wook and rooito the .seven penitential
psalms us anffioncmcnt for his heresy.
Tho popo nno"*the priesthood declared
his new theory to bo heresy because it
Galileo had mhdo him a telescope,
tho first one ovor made. Ho made the
tube out of an old organ pipe and got a
spectacle maker to grind him a con
cavo glass for one end and a convex
glass for tho other, and thon to his
surpriso and delight ho saw stars,
moro stars, now Htars. Ho improved
the telescope until it magnified thirty
times and he saw tho inoous of Jupitor.
Whon he announced his discovorles,
tho wiso men said he was a crank, a
fanatic, a fool. They said that any
star or planet that could not bo seen
with tho naked eye was not intended to
bo soon and it was sacvilego to pry into
the mysteries of God. They said thero
couldn't be but sevon planets for there
were but seven days in the week und
seven metals and seven holes in a man's
They kept that poor man under
watch and persecuted him to such an
extent that he lost his sight and when
John Milton came to visit him there
were two blind men together conver
sing earnestly and secretly about the
universe, the solar system and tho
wonderful works of the creator. There
was a scene for a painter?Milton and
Galileo?each Boaring in realms of
thought far above the conception of
mankind and comforting each other In
their afflictions. But in his last days
Qalileo triumphed over his enemies
and established his wonderful dis
coveries. He lived to reap some re
wards and although blind and deaf, he
was visited by the most noted men of
the civilized world. Just think what
martyrdom the truth has to suffer
before it is established. And the king
said unto his servants " what hunor
and dignity hath been done unto
Mordecai for this?" And they said
"nothing has been done."
That is tho way of tho world still
The benefactors of mankind aro soon
forgotten. Morse and Cyrus Field and
Maury and Crawford Long and Ellas
Howe are passing out of mind and
mention. The great heroes of war,
the meu of blood, get fame and a name,
but those men who have done most for
mankind in the arts of peace get but a
small record In tho annals of history.
Let our boys aud girls read moro
biography or the great and good men
who have passed away. It is as in
teresting as a romance. It beats buse
ball and blcyoleB. I asked a young
lady not long ago who composeu that
beautiful music she was playing and
sho said "Boothoven." "Who was
ho," said I. "What nationality?" I
was sorry that 1 askod tho question,
for sho didn't know. The children
should be encouragod to read ubout
somebody every day or night. Fill tho
mind with useful knowledgo and it
will be a comfort when old age comes.
THE CITY OF BAN DOMINGO.
Tho Site Selected by Christopher
Columbus?The AucientTowu lias a
Santo Domingo is tho oldest city
built by Europeans now standing in
the western hemisphere. It was
founded by the brother of Columbus,
and is said by somo to havo been nam
ed after thoir father Domenico, and by
others to havo received its uamo
because it was on Sunday that tho
ships sollt from the north arrived there
?Santo Domingo meaning, " holy
Sunday." Curiously enough, its found
ing was tho result of a quarrel.
On tho northern shore of Hi6paniola,
as tho island of Santo Domingo was
then called, was Isabella, the first
Spanish colony in the Now World.
Tnore, ono day, a young Spaniard nam
ed Miguel Diaz, ono of the followers of
Columbus stabbed a companion in a
fijrht; and afraid of tho anger of
Columbus, he fled Into tho mountains
and wont toward tho south. After
wandering for some days, he came to a
river, aud following it to where it
emptied into the soa, found a tribe of
Indians called tho Ozamas. They had
heard of tho wonderful white men who
had landed on thoir island, and thoy
received him with awe, but with kind
ness and hospitality, and took him bo
fore their queen, Zameaca. who was
famous for her beauty and gontlcness.
Ho had not livod long with them when
Zameaca loBt her heart to tho fair-fac
ed Spaniard, and they were married.
For a time all went well, but Diaz soon
tired of tho simple life, and his wife,
to please him, told him of gold to be
found in the river Jayna, and guided
him to it. Diaz then went back in
haste to Isabolla, knowing that the
news of tho discovery would secure
his pardon,?as it did. Ho guided his
avaricious companion to the golden
stream, and afterward to tho mouth of
tho Ozama River. There Columbus
chose tho place for tho town. It was
begun in 1496, and it was called Santo
Tho Spaniards ill-treated and made
slaves of tho simple Indians, und Za
meaca, seoing tho evils she hud
brought upon nor people, fled to tho
mountulns und wus never heard of
afterward. The new city crew and
prospered until tho year 150:2, when it
was entirely destroyed by a frightfuV
hurricane, and was rebuilt on the other
bank of tho river. There it stands
to day, not much changed from the
Santo Domingo of four centuries
It is vory curious to go from ono of
our cities, with its now, bright, tall
buildings und its broad streets alive
with tho hum and bustle of business, to
this sleepy old Spanish town, where
(on account of tho earthquakes) tho
housos aro rarely moro than ono story
high, and are painted various colors?
blue, green, brown, or rod ; where tho
narrow streets havo sidewalks only
three feot wido, and where nobody is
ever in a hurry ; and to romoinbor, as
ono walks over tho town, that those
streets were once trodden by FIzarro,
who gathered there the first money
that enabled him to start on the ex
pedition that conquered Peru; by
Cortex, tho conqueror of Mexico; by
Ponce do Leon, who discovered F'or
ida; by Bulboa, the first European who
saw tho Pacific Oeeun ; by Ojeda, who
discovered Venezuela! and by Columbus
himself, and his brothers und his son,
and tho companions of his voyage.?St.
Bo modern. Don't harass the system
with noxious drugs. Monterey cures
.Malaria. Nervousness, indigestion und
Bowel Complaints. It is simple, pleas
ant to taste and leaves no bad clTocts.
Rheumatism, neuralgia, headache
and pains of every kind instantly re
lieved by Johnson's Magnetic Oil. Sold
by Carpenter Bros., Groonvillo, S. C.
A PRETTY FACE
is the result of a healthy physical
condition. " Beauty is but skin
deep" yet it greatly depends on a
clear complexion, free from wrinkles
and hollow cheeks.
Health always brings wealth of
beauty. A healthy state of the sys
tem comes with Dr. Pierce's Favor
ite Prescription. It's a medicine
prepared for woman's ailments?it
eures those derangement s and Weak
nesses which make woman's life
A woman who negleots to take
proper exercise is particularly prone
to excessive congestion, debility and
a sluggish circulation. This is the
time we advise the " Prescription."
In all derangements and displace-!
rnents of the special organs which
result iu " signs of inflammation,"
in catarrlml discharges from the
lining membranes, ana in distressing
irregularities?this medicine is guar
anteed to benefit or cure, or the
money is returned. ,
Highest of all in Leavening Power.?Latest U. S. Gov't Report
POL.ITIC8 ANI> PATRON AO E.
Beu Perry Wakes Up tho Wronx Pas
senger? A Refl?rmer Who Says He
Would Rather Be ItlRht Thau Hold
The Florence Reform Advocate. Al
llauce-Tillraaulto. publishes the follow
ing correspondence and makes it the
basis of a charge that Perry and Ro
per are trying to buy support for Sen
ator Butler's candidacy."
Washington, D. c. Oct. 18, 1893.
Mr. T. C. WfHouffliby, Fiorenoe, S. C.
Dear Sir : Mr. D. 0. Roper, and
who agrees with me that you were the
man for Dispenser, has requested mo
to write you and ask yon to give me
the name of somo good young man of
your county that would like to accept |
a position up hero as a conductor on
some of these street cars at $2 per day.
Wo have now on those cars some fifteen
young men from South Carolina, und
as yet none from your county, therefore
I urn anxious to have your county on
tho list, and I know of no one that is in
a position to pick mo out. a good man
than yourself. Good board can bo had
for $JL6 por month.
We may bo able to get you a place
in some of these departments at from
$1,200 to $1,800 por annum, if you would
like something of that kind. When
Tillman treatod mo as he did, I was
not at all surprised at his conduct to
wards you In that Dispensary ease.
You, like mysolf. have almost killed
ourselves for the Reform movomont.
Hoping to hear from you soon, I re
main. B. F. Perry.
P. S.?I will got my appointment as
soon as tho silver question is settled,
and then I will be In position to help
my friends more in tho way of patron
age Mr. Waddill has told mo all
about you, what a trash raovor you
were ; and ho Is my frlond, too.
Florence, S. C, Oct. 20, 1893.
B. F. Perry, 419 Sixth stree, N. W.,
Washington, D. C.
Dear Sir : Your lottor of tho 18th
instant at hand, and let mo assure
you that I feel flattered at your great
interost in my wolfaro ; tho more so
sinco wo havo never met, and this is
tho first communication which you
have honored mo with.
I regret my inability to name any
one suitable for conductors on stroot
cars. Am surprised in thoso days of
deprossion and want of employment
that you aro not able to find all tho
men you want In Washington, and if
this is another source of patronage,
are you not going outsido of our plat
form, which proclaims for homo rule,
in seeking elsowhero than in Washing
ton for conductors ?
As to the matter of my appointment,
or I should say non-appointment as
State Dispenser. I am not in neod of
sympathy?am too good a Democrat to
kick out"of traces because of personal
disappointment. My object in seeking
the appointment was to make 8 .ess
of the scheme, and since that is assured
I am more than satisfied
What has become of the Civel Service
Bureau? I innocently ask this ques
tion since you soom to havo so much
patronage at your disposal. $1,200
and $1,800 places aro not to bo lightly
refused in these hard times, but al
though not doing near so well must
decline your kind assistance with
In conclusion I have to say that if you
havo in any way taken up the idea that
I can be bought you have certainly
struck a snag. We, down here, aro for
the principles of Reform, and not tho
loaves and fishos ; and wo propose to
carry that banner to tho front, and will
stand by those only who stand by our
i Hag. Yours, &c.
T. C. WlLLOUOIlBY.
A Woman's Hair Gives the Clue to
Her Disposition and Character.
"To read a woman's char-actor it is
only necessary for one to seo her hair,"
said a man who was one of a party of
ten at a luncheon.
" O, bow dreadful I" cried tho women
present, each unconsciously smoothing
her locks and placing in position any
stray curl that had worked itself too
low on tho forehead.
"Well," continued he who had
spoken first, "I determine whothor
she is of gentle or rude birth by tho
fineness of her hair. Tho tlnor tho
hair the gentler tho birth or the higher
grade the family stock from which sbo
"Then, as to her mode of lifo, I
rely wholly upon tho amount of euro
sho has given hor hair. Tho finest
feminine hair can never havo a glossy
olToct excopt as a result of long and
careful training. Then, coarso hair,
which indicates rudo birth, will never
tako a high degree of glossiness."
"My hair is curly," said a petite
blonde. " Is that a bad sign ?"
"No; i\ means that the owner has
inherent grace and poetic case of
body. Tho closer tho ends of hair
together tho more intellectuality does
tho owner possess."
" Straight and soft hair," added the
character roador, glancing at tho lady
on his loft, "indicates a lifiner and
more positivo naturo than that
possessed by tho curly-headed woman.
" Black hafr that is dead and lustre
less in nine cases out of ton, hides
treachery and jealousy, and all cranks
have, without oxcoption, brokon or
" Rough, uneven hair indicates a
badly balanced character?a woman
with very queer notions."
"Does not tho color havo some
significance?" asked a beautiful brown
haired woman at the end of tho table,
ovidently desirous of getting into a
plea, anter strain.
" Yoa, indeed ; color has much to do
with it," answered the gontleman.
"The lighter tho hair tho moro sen
sitive and touchy tho owner, excopt in
rare cases, *hore tho lady onjoys por
" Any shado of brown is moro plea
sant and satisfactory. Almost in
variably brown hair covers a perfect
hot-bed of common sonse, good judg
ment and reason."
" Would you pluaso diagnose red
hair?" asked sweetly an suburn-trcsscd
"U f were to trust any woman It
would bo a red-beaded one, because,
though occasionally impulsive and
quick spoken they are always sincere.
Then I can justly add that a-, a general
rule they aro among the brightest,
gentlest and most genuine of women."
Is ?oi. with written
uaranUa to cure
tlon, Fit?, Dliil
Neuralgia and Wako
f s I in - ,, in ? < I )..??<
const veupgof Opium,
Tobacco nml Alco
hol; .Mi lit -?1 I i in i .
??ET-ORE - AFTER? .ion. ao/tanlng;"!
the Brain, MUtttaf Mlsary, Insanity and Deatht
uarreneaa, Impotenoy, L?st Powar In either sex.
pr?matur?) Old Ar?-, involuntary i,nwo?, caused
by over-lndulgenco, over-exertion of the Bralu and
ffrroraof Youth. It vires to Weak Organs their
Natural Vigor and double* tho Joys of life; cures
T.aoorrhoea and IfomiJe Weakness. \ month's treat
ment, In plain pack quo. by mail, to any address, It
por box, ? bOMafh With overy 16 order we ?Ivo a
Written Quaranta? to euro or rotund the nmnoy.
Circulars free. Guarantee leaned ouly by our ex
Carpenter Bros., Greenville, S O
MOKE OF THF. BARRETT GANG.
Ait Atlanta Whin key Dealer 8 w lud led
and the Hwiudler
Special to The State.
Spartanburq, S. C.,Oct. 20.?Some
niontha ago a man at Saluda, N. C,
ordered of A. L. Dunn of Atlunta $550
worth of fine whiskey. Ho represent
ed himself as very wealthy, and got
a testimonial as to his commercial
standing from Deputy Marshal John
Fisher. It was sooou found that the
man was irresponsible, and was not
ovon a whiskey dealer. Most of tho
j whiskey was recovered, and now the
i man who bought it, W. B. Rhoel, is
under arrest for usiug tho mails for
fraudulent purposes. It is believed ho
i? t? member of tho gang who havo boon
systematically swindling BOextenslvoly
in this county.
John Fisher was also bound over to
day on a similar charge. One of tho
witnesses gave away the secret by
which they havo been able to retain
many of tho articles after tho fraud
was discovered. They would buy u
typewriter, a piano, a sowing machine,
farm machinery aud all manner of
merchandise, and when tho attorneys
for thoso firms wouid invostlvato they
would find tho goods covored by raort
gugos, or in tho other hands of in
nocent purchasers, to all appoarances.
It was worked in this way. Thoy
would draw a mortgage and get tho
mortgagor and supposed mortgagee,
in tho presence of a bona iido disin
terested witness. Then a roll of
money would pass, and the man who
received tho money would count it
aloud over and over until the desired
amount was called. Tho witness
would supposo that it was a straight
transaction. Then tho money would
bo returned and be ready for tho next
transaction. When tho sobers came
to look after the property, out of which
thoy had been swindled, thoy would
find it in tho hands of a bona fido pur
( chaser for value, as this witness would
Harper's MAGAZINE for Novembor
is tho concluding number of the eigh
ty-sevonth volume. It opens with tho
second instalment of Edwin Lord
Week's richly illustrated account of
his'journey across Persia by caravan,
which grows in intcrost as it proceeds,
and must stand as an important con
tribution to tho literature of travel.
William Black's novel, "The Hand
some Humes," is finished in this Num
ber. Richard Harding Davis writes of
" London in tho Season," and there
aro strong papers on the Indian Terri
tory, by Re/.in W. McAdam, and
" Arbitration," by FredericR. Coudert;
a description of Acadian Louisiana, by
Julian Ralph; a dicsussion of "The
Decadent Movement in Litcraturo," by
Arthur Svmons ; a description of
" Riders of Turkey," by Col. T. A.
Dodge, and four short stories, includ
ing an " imaginary portrait," by Wal
tor Pater, called Apollo in Picardy."
Magnetic Nervine quiets tho nerves,
: drives away bad dreams, and gives
quiet rest and peaceful sloep. Sold by
, Carpenter Bros., Greenville, S. C.
Why undergo terrible suffering and
I endanger your life when you can be
cured by Japanese Pile Cure ; guaran
teed by Carpenter Bros., Greenville,
Itching, burning, scaly and crusty
scalps of infants cleansed and healed,
and quiet sleep restored by Johnson's
Oriental soap. Sold at Carpenter Bros.,
, Greenville, S. C.
IHO, THE MONK'S REMEDY, 1345.
A TONIC. NERVINE, BLOOL PIT HI
Like Cures Like.?The Poison of the
Swamp has its Antidote in tho
For Malaria, Nervousness, Indigos*
tion, Dysentery and Bowel Complaint,
ask your dealer for MONTEREY. If ho
does not keep it. wo will send you a
largo bottle, express prepaid, on re
ceipt of $1.00.
Floronoo, S. C, Props, and M'f'rs.
F. W. WAGENER & CO.,
Charlonton, S. 0.? State Agent?.
Room at the Top.
This was Daniel Webster's remark
to a young and half discouraged
aspirant for legal honors. There
is no secure resting place in any
business or profession but " the
top." and the man who lacks ?,he
brains and persistence to attain
that position cannot hopo to
achieve great results. Onco there,
however, he has all fortune's host
favors in his grasp, and can well
afford to bo generous to tho strug
gling masses below. "The Now
High Ann Davis Sewing Machine "
has arrived at "the top," and has
booome the acknowledged standard
of excellence among sewing ma
chines. In proof of this assertion
wo aro daily told by dealers in
other machines that " they are as
good as 'The Davis,' which is in
Ftrolf sufficient evidence that The
Davis' is at tho head. " The New
High Ann Davis" has no equal in
simplicity, durability aud range
of work. It has arrived at "Tho
Alexander, Bros. & Co.,
Greenville Music Mouse,
Pianos, Organs, Sewing Ma
chines and Sheet Music.
07 and 111 Washington Street Greon
yillo, &. C.
?FOR SALE BY
@q ff?Vnty & Im?
WHITE1TEB a MAKSm?
They are our Fashionable Hair Cutters and Shavers. Ben-Delia Hotel
THE LAURRNS HAR.
II. V. 81M phon. 0. r>. ha kk> I) a LK
SIMPSON & BARKSDALfi,
Attorneys at Law,
LAURRNS, SOUTH CAROLINA
Special at t nut Inn given to tho Investi
gation oftitio? nod collection of claims.
b. w. u.m.i.. l. w. sim kins. w. \v. ball
BALL, SIMKINS .V- BALL,
Attorneys at Law,
LaUKENS, South Carolina.
Will prKCtico in ?11 State and United
States Court. Special altonlion given
j. t. johnson. w. k. biokhy.
JOHNSON & BIOHEY,
attoknkys at law.
Offiok?Fleming's Comer, Northwest
side of Public Square.
LAUREN'S, - SOUTH CAROLINA.
W. H. MARTIN,
Attorney at Lnw,
Laukknh, - South Carolina.
Will praetlcs in ?11 Courts of this State.
Attention givmi to col tedious.
Wood Working Machinery.
Brick and Tile "
Barrel Stavo "
Grain Threshing "
Saw Mill "
ENGINES AND BOILERS.
State Ajrency tor Talbott A Sons' En
Sines and Rollers, Saw and Grist Mills]
rcwors' Brick Machinery, Douhle
Screw Cotton Presses; Thon.as' Direel
Acting Steam (no bella); Thomas' Seed
Cotton Elovatnrs; Hall Ar Lu ib in us1
Gins; Engleberu Rio? Hullers; II. R.
Smith A Oo.'s Wood-Working M?chlu
ery, Pianora, Rand Saws, Moulders, Mor
tisors; Tononors' comprising com pie to
equipment for Sash, Door and Wsyon
Factories; DoLoaobe's Plnntatlon Saw
Mills, variable teed.
RELTING, FITTINGS AND MACHIN
?t"9~ Wrlto mo for prices.
V. C. RADII AM, Manager,
Columbia, s. C.
W. L. DOUGLAS
S3 SHOE noTVtp.
Do you wear them? When next In need try a pair.
Best In the world.
If you want a fine DRESS SHOE, mado In the latest
?tylei, don't pay $6 to $8, try my $3, $3.50, $4.00 or
$5 Shoe. Thoy fit equal to custom made and look and
Wear at well, If you wish to economlzo In your footwear,
^?oby purchasing W. t. Douglas Shoes. Name and
prk '- Tiped on the bottom, look for It when you buy.
VY. L. bOUGLAS, Hrookton, Mass. Sold by
PORT ROYAL & WESTERN CAli
olina Kail way. Condensed sched
ule taking effect Sopl 21th, 1893,
Lv Fountain Inn
Lv Gray Court
Ar Greenwood ..
8 fio um
.'>.'> a m
I 4A i>m
?i l? pm
:: (it i>m
:i 4? pm
I 80 pm
0 40 pm
? t'? pm
r. 05 pm
s 40 pm
i> l? pm
12 no m
(in pm -ii 20 pm
4r> p nil ti ?O pm
Lv Augusta. | 1? 1)0 am| 1 4fi pm
' 48 am 1 20 pm
17 pm 5 Jl pm
?I" pm, 0 4? pm
in pm 0 80 pm
Lv Green wood
Lv Gray Court
Lv Fountain Inn
bktwrkn M'COItMIOK am) ANDKnsON.
Lv Ale? ormick .
Ar Anderson .
f>7 pm; ? ?.'t pm
04 am <i no pm
82 ami <l I? pm
?fj all) 8 21 piu
?? [?in I 7 00 jilli
?2 in pnilfA nu am
?1 f>;"> pm !i na am j
10 20 am 4 A0 pm
12 4A pin| 8 10 pm
?Daily. t Except Sunday.
Closeconnootion viaG, 0. ?v N. to und ;
A through OOaoll is run between (lroan?
vilie and t barlestoii. leaving Cli irlcston at ,
7.20 a. in., Arriving ?t Greenville oi <i <n> p.
in Leave Greenville a' 0 80 a m . and ar
rive at Charleston 8 p in.
For rates or information apply to any
ngent of the company, or to
?V.J. C It A IG, tien. I'ano. Agen?.
R. L. TODD, Trav, I'h?<k. Aw-tH
Room No. J04, Dyer lltilldhiir.
SOUTH CAROLINA RAILWAY
Leave Charleston . 7 80 am
Arrive Columbia . U IAhiii
l^iftve t hnrlcston . ."> 00 pin
Leave < oluinbia
fl 10 pill
? 80 am
ti 80 nn<
i 20 pm
s i,'? pm
Through trains between Charleston and
AsbevillQ ami through service hetwoen
Charleston and SVnlnnlhi, eon oetlng at
Helton forQrconville, Quick time between
the mountains add neu snore.
For rates und folders api lv to
E. P, WA1UN?. <). 1*. A .
i hurlcstou,8, c.
-THE FR ESI 1 EST
?< AT ^
We have a supply ;>l
You had belter purchase before it
is all disposed of at
NEXT DOOR TO THE POST OFFICE.
Is Life Worth Liv.ngV
Thai Depends on
For more ills icsult fron, an (Jn
healthy Livei than any
When von arc Bilious
When you are Constipated
TAKE LIVER AID.
\V hen von lee! 1 hazy
When von have Dyspepsia
TAKE LIVER-A ID.
When you have no Appelitc
PAKE LIVER AID.
When your Skin is Sallow
When you arc Onl <>t Sorts
No Fain?No Cnii'Ks in Livku
A ^riidualed medicine ^ia.--> j^oes
free with each I >'t lie.
LI VIOK-AII) : o.sl . w ei-,
A ml !: ( ;; res Y ? u
All of the above Manufactured by
- i i i i:
HuWAHD & W1LLKT DRUG COMPANY,
Ami Hold i,y
H. MARTIN and 15. F. POSEY, Agents.
LAUREN'S, S. C.
Air Um leading and most auccctrful gpectatOt?. and
?rin biv<! you briu.
dli: atfod men.
Fiias Inn >: fallow
ed our II? atmonb
.Many i. . ., of
varied niiil iuci oss
fill - . t. ... .
Ii, tnO UBii uf ciira
Uvo method*, (hat
wo ntone own .ui4
control for nil
.-. ??. onli ihof men who
J have IVOafc, undo
"?fcvelone? or <iu
cuntod oiyii.'K, or
?Who ore Buffcrln*
Jfrum error* or
Ivnulh Ami ?*
(or who are ne rvous
}!>.<? acorn <>f their
(yfi Hows iin 'I ilia
contempt of their
1. !? ndl and com
panion*. Ii'U'Ih us
locnni'BiiIri i ?II patient'. If (hey can possibly
br restored, our own eicluilve treutoisin*
will (tflTord a eure.
WOMr?l Don't ymi war.f to k*"' cored of that
wfalincu with a tri 'atmt nt ihnt yon mil u*0 at
honm without Instrument'i1 (Mir wonderful treat
ment bM cured oilltil I. Why" not you? Try It.
CATA1IH1, ?' I (ilauaaca of thu Skin. Illood.
Heart, l.l. it :\nd Ktdm >
ft YWflT.IM -Tho moil rupM. ? .t" nnd effective
reinrily. A complete Cur? Guarnnteetl?
?HIV ni*?r..\Brr-t of na kinds cnreii where
Biauy u.iii;.* bavo railed.
rvv iTt'?.i i. dtacii.mors promptly
eared In a few dayc Vulefc, auro and nufu. i iiia
Includes i.r and OoDoi Im i.
TRUTH AN!) FACTS,
Wo have cured CAMI of Chronic ni'Oftso? that
havo tailed to h t or.' I nt tho hands of othur special
tits and moillcol Institutes.
?asm neu OlIIKit that thero Is hopn
for You C?n?uii.iher, as you may wasto vuiuaiiio
time. Obtain out treatment at onco,
Hewnre of frro and i-hoap treatments. We R|t8
(hebest and most scientific treaunoni nt moderate)
pr lee* nt! 'vm< r-n hfl done for nafo ami alc<lirul
treatment, mrii cormi.'itutioit ut tnooiiKoor
by mall, thorough cxrmliiotloii and careful dUfp
no^H. A home ircatment on he ?Iven In nmajority
ftf cases, scii for Symptom Manic No. i for Mw
So.3for Womuir, Ho. ;lf. i t-';lu Diseases. Ailcnrra
ipondei,ee intv/cn-d promptly, rtusinca* strictly cony
Idcntlal. I.ntlro treatment font freo from oi..e, >*
lion. Kei'cr lootir p .ti. ou, beulet and business meiw
Au?rct i or coll on
\)R. HATHAWAY & Ca.
*- i-a South llroud &:rect. ATLANTA,?*.,