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Trent? every one with respect, my hoy,
At home or upon tho street;
No matter wlnu is the ago or box
Of the oue you chance to meet;
For, remcmher, it's not ho much what
Or that they have hoarded pelf,
Nor because thoy are ladies or gentle
But becnuso you re a gentleman your
'Jom Lovell's Reformation.
"No, lie's not wuth his salt, an' him
married to eue of tho liuest wimmen
in this country. You wouldn't think,
to look ut him, that he Used tor bo a
regierdudo, would you now i?necktie
an' whito pocket, handketrehbv ever day
an' Sunduy. too?"
" You don't Hoseo."
"Yessor ; there's no dony'u' ho 'uz a
tine lookin' ohap mi' heu u mighty
tukiu'wu,> with the ?v/unnen uu' ehii
drou ; but tho men never did tot uiueh
sto' by him, though yyu couldn't help
likin him when ,\ou ktunved uim ter
save yer Jlfo; bat yer see ho 'uz from
Talathy "town, an' in our settlement
noth'n' from Talathy town, don't go.
Tho men 'uz down ou him lioiu ino
fust, and when he got to drinkin" so
bad thoy's dowuer'u t.-vor."
"MebMo yo? duln ?. give him a fair
chance ah1 i.e got dlseouragod."
"N >w, thot proves j er's a stranger
ter the olroUin-tuuces. You see it uz'
this tyw ?y." and old Si .Jacks?.11 jerked
his chair to an uprtgut poution, and,
swelling vif i in ? iioportu.'.ce ol a vil
lage, i\a..c" cro i-roads reconteur,
for "Howollses" whs notiiiug iiiuru thuu
a store situated ut the intetvection of
the roads, with a saloon or tavern op
posito?ho strotehed Hie lingers of ouo
tobaeco-atuiued hauo to their extent
and with tho fort lir.gor of his no less
adorned other mem mr began telling
off on each his stuteuionts, as if they
wore divided into so many heads.
"Maggie Barton wuz ihe prettiest
an' peartest gal in the settlement an'
had mo' beaux'an sho could tote; but
Jim Sibley, bo wuz g ittin' abend of 'em
icdl. Tho rest of the fullers wuz takin'
it good natu red en ?ugb so long as'twuz
Jim Sibley, but when in stepped this
hero l'oiu Lovell from Talathy town,
an' a dude, tin y couldn't stand that, so
thoy up in. tolo him to get back on his
own side o' tho creek. Tom. ho laugh
ed good natured like, tin' said he would
when ho could ea'y the prettiest gal
from Boweilses with him. Well, wim
mln is citrus humans. 1 don t mean to
suy ez Maggie Barton wus deceitful,
but she did acteurus. She wus seeinin'
to set grand sto' by Jim, whom all at
ouot she turns nrouii' tin' murrico Tom.
'Bout that time ol' man Barton up uu'
dies an' Tom, 'stetid o' eay'in' her tother
side o' the creek, stays here tit the ol'
Barton's place (which never was much
of a piaco nohow), accord in' to tho ol'
man's request'. An' bud as tho ol' place
Is, oit's mortgaged elean over the ruff,
Tom Lovell's just drunk it plum up.
Po' Maggie, she's doin' aroun' try in' to
suppo't herself an' ohilo an' trlQlO hus
band to boot. It ud bo a long sight
better if ho wuz oteu tho way."
Tho subject of Si Jackson's oulight
enmont was truly a, pitiable sight. He
was. half-reclining on a rudo wooden
bench in front of the saloon. Tho hot
sun, from whteii he s night no protec
tion, was glaring full in bis fuce that
hail in it the elements of beauty, but
now so distorted and bloated as to be
repulsive. His hat had dropped to the
ground and lay crushed beneath his
feet. Tue rough countryman passed
him with a look of contempt. Ho had
long been a-warning ugainst over-in
Men who thought themselves strong
came and went, drinking us their ap
petites demanded, but often cautioning
younger men who. drank with them to
"look at poor Tom Lovoll. Thet's
what comes of not knowing yer capa
city. A man's a fool to drink till ho
feels hissolf gettin' muddled." And
they mentally patted thcmsolves on
tho back for being good sociable fol
lows, but too clcarhoaded to got drunk.
Teni had been forbidden tho saloon?
tj for lack of respectability?the
tjnur of the saloon, as woll as tho
j/ior Inhabitants, were not ovor uleo
Jout such small matters but for lack
I payment which was a much moro
^??ious affair; yet Tom still hung on
outskirts, and in some mysterious
'>'? managed to keep drunk.
?He was later and drunker than ovor
iiat afternoon as be started home. Ho
nado his journey by oasy stages. His
going homo win merely a 'natter of
habit, so why shouldn't ho stop for a
nap or asmokoif he was so inclined?
Ho often mado a long detour, leaving
the road to find a more 30tn for table
place for a long and uninterrupted
sleep. Tho light was out at .Ilm Stb
loy's as ho passed. Farther on ho mot
a solitary horseman.
As ho plodded heavily onward he
had some vague ideas of staying away
from tho tavern next day. Ho bad had
subh ideas?ho called them resolutions
?often no fore: they always came to
him as he caught Bight of tho baby faco
at tho window of his cabin, and they
always left him next morning when
the thirst eamo strong upon him. His
lovo for Maggie was dulled or sleeping
ptrhaps, but this lovo for his baby was
tho one living, natural thing leftonhls
Tho child looked at him with the
samo sweet, trustful eyes tho mothor
had turned upon him years ago when
ho llrst told her he loved her. Tho
brown eyes of the mother woro grow
ing hvlod, troubled and hard, yet she
?taughttlievchild to love and trust her
fatbor. At tho llrst glimpse of tho
slouching figure she would place tho
child at tho window and say : "Bapa's
coining, our dear papa's coming."
Then the baby hands would elap and
tho shrill little voieo ring out In joyous
weloomo. And Tom Lovell novor fail
ed to greet tho child with some loving 1
roinombraneo, a posy he had plucked
on tho road homoward, or a toy ho had
whittled between drinks.
But to-night it was late, and tho child
had strained hor oyos through tho dark
till they grew weary and heavy. She
was still in tho chair at tho window
fa*t asleop when hor fatbor camo
The next morning Tom slept lato and
heavily, leaving Maggie to do ovory
tblng abo'it the place as usual. In
fact, Maggie thought no moro of look
ing to Tom for assistance than to the
lean and hungry eat which appropria
ted a cornor of tho hearth. Tho child
played softly about tho house t;o as not
t > wako pupa. A ray of sunshine came
htualing through a erovlcuand lay ath
wart his huso, Impressing him with a
sense of uncnmfoi-iahlcnoss.
The sunshine ut'?w warmer and final
ly arotiHod him. lie draw on his boots,
the divesting of which hud constituted
hlsdlsrobing the night beforo. Mag
gie had left the colfoo on warm embers
on the hearth, and his pone of bre?d
bosldo it. The eilck, click, of her hoe
aeainst the stones could bo heard from
tho Hold as she tried to coax tho al
mo*t barren earth Into frultfulness, for
tho meagre ylold of the fow, acres
around the oabln depended her only
hope for sustenance.
In tho house the child ran to aud fro,
making a pruteuue of waiting on the
father and entertaining him with her
'?Papa tay wlv baby to-day," she
pleaded, as she saw him reach his hat.
''Her don' wanner hoe in do tlel'."
Already sbo imagined herself shar
ing hor mother's burdens.
r* You stay with yer ma. Papa'll
bring you sotmtbin' nice."
"I don't want any ling nice. I wanner
go wiv 'oo."
' She had brought in a lapful of Cher
okee roses as enticement and offered
them to him. lie put her off with his
usual promises, and pacilicd her by
wearing one of the roses pinned awk
wardly to his coat.
As he eame In vlow of tho tavern
with a native intuition that it was not
u proper occasion for floral adornment,
he placed the roae inside his i>ooket.
A group of men were in front of the
store, talking excitedly. Jim Slbley's
burn had been burned, with all his
stock, consisting of one horse and cow.
It was clearly incondiary, but who was
the culprit ? Each man had given over
and over again his account of the burn
lug with all possible details and many
dded usurmisos but with no appearance
of getting any noaror tho offender.
Si Thompson, of course, took tho
lead. " It's a hlnus orlmo," declared
be. "It's tho hlnusest crime thot's
evor been committed In this settlement,
und wnoover done it, hanging's too
good for 'im."
'"Thorn's my sentiments," chorused
By noon tho men law1 worked them
selves to such u state of sympathy for
.11 in Sibloy und Indignation at tho cul
prit that they chafed uudor, enforced
Tom Lmvoll was conspicuous by his
absouco tbut afternoon. Ho had a
vague fear which ho dared not ac
knowledge to himself aud which warn
ed him away from the saloou.
Toward night ho saw a horsoman ap
proach tho cabin and becon to him.
" I didn't want tor holier," ho said,
as Tom approached, ?* 'cause your wife
might want tor know what's up, but
I'm hound t> tell you. Tom, they're
after you. You seo they done foun' out
it wuz yousut tiro to .lim Sibl?>y's burn;
Abo Toby passed jou as you wort) com
ing from it hist night, an they've got
more convincing proofs. I didn't stay
to hoar 'cm. it inought a been a acci
dent," as Tom began a protest; "1 don't
say as 'twant:butycr never can convince
'om that a-way. You don't know they're
down on ycr, anyway. You'd better
skip their country; the sooner, the
bettor." Without, wuitlng for a roply
tho neighbor rode rapidly away,leaving
Tom stunned aud dazed, and for tho
first titties in years, utmost sobor. Hut
bis brain, from long disuse, was too
stupid to act: ho sat listlessly about.
In tho uight ho lay upon a quilt
snread upon the cool piazza, while
Maggie inside was walking to und fro
with the fretful, fovorlsh child in her
arms, singing monotonously. The palo
moon drifted through the clouds and
cast a sickly light among tho trees.
The child was sleeping now. The
mother bad thrown herself beside it,
aud with her arms still around it was
breathing deeply, as tho tirod do in
their1 sleep. Suddenly ho started :
bis senses were wide awake now. A
low, mufllod sound reached his ears.
It was tho stoudy tramp, tramp of
horsemen. With a face as white as
death be turned toward the door of the
cabin and looked longingly and loving
ly on mother and babo, and thou, liko
a flash, bo was oil', disappearing in tho
Tho horsemen had made their way
steadily and silontly for some time to
ward Old Creek Bend. They carried
themselves liko men of intense pur
pose. Their faces were unmasked and
gleamed strong and cruel in tho moon
light. The horses were of shaggy
mountain breed ; across the pommel
each man carried a ritlo. An outrage
against tho hard-earned and slowly ac
cumulated property of these men was
more heinous than an outrage upon
human lifo. Tho latter thoy might
forgive, but the fortnor never. The
Ufa of bis horse was as dear and as
necessary to his family almost as bis
own ; bis cow afforded -mstenanco to
his children. The holocaust which
had boon visited upon Jim Sibloy's
property could bo avenged but with
one punishment, and that was death.
Euch neighbor felt himself bound by
the ties of friendship and common in
terest to see that justice, swift and
sure, was measured out to the culprit.
Tho party hail emerged from tho
woods into a clearing, when tho voice
of their leader rang out " Halt!"
Every man pulled in his horse aud
peered into the road. There stood
trembling before them tbo figure of a
man. Every one recognized In the
moonlight the palo faco of Toni f, ?voll.
" Well, Huh," exclaimod Abo Toby,
tbo leader, " yor runnin' the wrong
way. Mobbo you didn't know we wore
on the way to pay you a visit."
" 1?I knowed it, 1 knowod it," ex
claimod Tom, troinulously, ''an' I
come tor moot yer."
An incredulous " humph " from tho
" Yor don' sesso," rejoined Abe, sar
castically. '' We dldn t count on soch
i? hearty welcome."
Ad he spoke ho slowly unwound a
rope from his saddle and approaohod
Tom, but Tom put out his bunds dopro
"I don't resist you. I'll go peace
able, but don't tio mo."
Somewhat taken aback by the man's
acquiescent attitude, and disappointed
in their expectation of a scone, tho
moo closed round him and rode back
Into tho woods to a spot which had
ovidontly beon agreed upon previously
They stopped bonoath a big oak whoso
arms seemed spreading ovor thorn in
benediction, whilo tbo murmuring
leaves whisporcd a sanetisslina; hut a*
llttlo heed did those rough woodsmen
pay to tho beauty of tho spot as the an
oiont heathen to tho saeredness of tho
cathedrals whence they, butchored
Men woro thero who had invited tho
prisoner to his first drink; who had
laughed at his foolishness whon tipsy,
who had scornod his disgrace whon
drunk ; and now In his orimo thoy were
crying : " Shoot him !"
Iiovell'8 hands woro quickly bound, a
ropo placed around his neck; every
man shouldered his rillo and stopped
back a few pacos.
"Tom Lovoll,"spoke Abo Toby, " we
give you flvo minutes to pray or to say
why you shouldn't hov' justice for
burnin' Jim Sibloy's barn and his crit
" Yes, I dono It boys. I ain't deny In'
that, an' mobbo I deserve what you are
goln* ter give mo. I know I'm onery ;
but I deolaro 'foro Ood I didn't do It in
tentional. I went thero to go to sleep.
L lit my pipe an' mus' a drappod some
tire, but taln't that I'm worry In' over,
boys, for God's sake don't lot her know
what happened to rno. I'll git on ray
knees to beg you that. I don't ask (or
my life, it ain't wuth it, but I do ask
you, don't lot Maggio know."
'?How kin she koop from it V" sai.l a
rough voioe. " We ain't goin* tor pro
Bent her with yor carcass, but she'll bo
sho' to hoar 'bout yer ruisforchiu."
Tom Lovell hud apparently thought
it out boforobaud. Without a mo
menta hesitatiou. he hogged:
"Jos' lot one of yor do tho shootiu'
an' carry me to the big road. She'll
think somebody followed me from the
tavern." He was still on his knees,
pleading so earnestly as to awaken
some latent pity in those rough natures.
''It mought ez well bo thet way as
any," Haid Abo Toby. "One shot'll do
tho work ez woll ez twenty?if it's a
she shot. Jim Sibley, you's the short
est, an' 'twuz yo' barn en critters."
The men promptly agreed, while Jim
Sibloy mildly protested at tho doubtful
hsaior thrust upon him. Nevertheless,
be got bis gun In position und sighted
at tho pitiful object boforo him.
" How kin I git a drop on i.lm when T
kuln't toll him from some of the shad
" Hut yor linen pockot-haudkorchev
ovor bis heart for a mark."
" We ain't no dudos, an' this ain't no
ineetin'-houso for to be tlourlshln'
whlto pockot-handkerohevs," said an
?'Mobbo Tom's got ono hlsself," vou
turod unothor, as he suw Tom's olforts
to got to his pookot.
'' Bf you'll untie my hands a minute
I'll iix it," said Tom.
" Wall, 1 uovor saw a man so wlllln'
to he'p at bis swn funoral."
They untied bishunds, and, fumbling
nervously at his pookot, Tom brought
out a crushed white rose and pinned it
over h's heart. Was it tho faint, sweet
smell of tho rose, or the glimpse of a
tear as it flashed upou it in tho moon
light, that made tho objects before Jim
Sibley grow misty ?
Tho leader's voice rang out , " Heady,
aim, fire," but still Sibley stood with
his gun in position. A long time ho
stood so. Tho men hold their breath
in suspenso. Again tho leader called
out the words of command. At the
word " firo " a shot rang out. A small
bough from tho top of the oak dropped
at Tom Lovell's feet. Jim Sibley drop
ped bis gun and turned to tho crowd.
" Maggie Barton kin hev Tom Lovell
agin ez tor ez J'm consumed. I guess
killhv him ain't goln1 to bring back my
barn an' critters, and ez 'twas my prop
erty it's nobody's business if 1 let him
go. This meotin's adjourned, an' if
anybody objects, bo Can settle it with
mo." So saying, ho walked up to tho
prisoner and cut the ropes that bound
There was somo dissatisfaction
among tho mon, for an angry mob is
not easily pacified : but either Tom
Lovell's humility or Jim Sibley's repu
tation as a man who booked no contra
diction or perhaps both, had taken tho
spirit out of the party, so they grutn
Maggie was walking the child in her
arms again when Tom stood in tho
doorway. His face was so white it
"(Jim mo tho the baby, honey : you
lie down an' rest," he said us he took
tho child out. of her arms.
His wife looked a him in astonish
ment. Drinking had never affected
him like this: besides, hoi bud been
sleeping on the piazza as she had left
him some, time ago. Still a vague
doubt crossed her mind.
"Tom, you haven't becu to the tav
ern, have you ?."
"No, honey: an' with Cod's help 1
never will go again." Anil ho never
T#II0 WH.YTHKll AND CHOI'S.
The Drought Continues in Northern
and Western Counties?The Law
est Acreage of Corn liver Planted.
Tue temperature was much lower
than usual during tho middle of tho
week, especially iu the interior of tho
State. The nights were particularly
cool in the extreme wostorn counties.
Tho average temperature was two
degrees per day cooler than tho usual.
Tho highest temperature reported was
1)8 on July .'list at Spartanburg; the
lowest 55 on the 2d at Central. The
mean temperature of tho week for tho
State was 78, and the normal for the
same period is approxiately 80.
With unimportant exceptions, tho
entire rainfall for tho week fell on tho
ovening of tho 3d and during tho Ith.
(Saturday and Sunday.) It was In
sutlicient in tho counties where most
needed, and was excessive in Beaufort
county whore tho fall was heaviest,
generally moro than four iuches. The
week's rainfall varied from "trace"
to half an inch in Chesterfield, Lan
caster, York, Florence, Falrtield, Kor
sbaw, iliehland, Spartanburg, Green
ville, Union, Laurens, Abbeville, An
derson, New hurry and Lexington ; in
Picken?, Alken, Orangeburg, Sumter,
Clarendon. Fdgelield, Marlboro, Dar
lirfgtou and Hampton too fall varied
botween half an Inch anil two inches :
in Williamsburg. Charleston, Uorry,
Barn Well, Berkeley, Colteton, Beaufort
tho rainfall amounted generally to
from two to four Inches. Thus it is
seen that the droughty conditions have
been Intensified in the westurn and
northern counties, while tho (south
eastern portion of tho State has an
excess of moisture. Tho greatest rain
fall reported was 4.60 inches at Beau
fort; leust "trace.'' at Chesterfield.
The average of 41 rainfall reports was
l.ii I inches and tho normal for the
same period is approximately 1.08.
The sunshine varied between .'111 and
lull per cent, of tho possible, with an
average of about 112, which is nearly
There wore local high winds in
Elizabeth Township, Orangcburg. that
materially damaged corn and cotton iu
Tho condition of cotton, whilo not
greatly changed, is nevertheless loss
satisfactory than heretofore, there
being many complaints of shedding'
both loaves and "shapes," and the
plant has seemingly stopped growing
even where tho weather was most
Early peas are ripening; tobacco
curing continues and the condition of
this crop is highly satisfactory ; ono
correspondent reports damage by un
skillful curing. Sorghum beginning
to ripen and somo syrup already made
from it ; forago crops generally abund
ant ; turnips growing poorly on tho
whole ; rice making an excellent show
The following roporton tho corn crop
by counties shows tho largest acreage
ovor planted, and its condition promis
ing oxcept in the western and northern
counties where it has already boon
seriously Injured by drought, or will
be, unless rain comes within a few da>.? :
Abbeville county?Old oOfn fairly
good: lato corn cannot " make " unloss
rain coino soon : sutTerinu terribly.
Alken county?Acreage one-fourth
more than an avorago ; condition aud
prosi-jotlvo yioid at least an average;
droughty conditions iu portions of
Anderson county?About ono-fourth
moro planted than last year : condition
up to a fow woeka ngo above average ;
lately It has fallen elf owing to drought.
Barn woll county?Corn crop larger
thun usual, condition oxuellont except
on light lands that wore not fertilized
or woll worked ; yiold will bo largor
, than last year. ICarly crop made, late
Beaufort county?Corn crop very
lino, is made and is above the average.
Berkeley county?Corn crop con
uidcred above th* average. Much
helped by frequent rains, now Inde
pendent of seasons for result.
Charleston county?The Quest for
Chestorliold county?Severe drought
has ruined upland corn 50 to 00 per
cent., lowland corn seriously but to
less extent as yet, but every uay with
out rainIossolj the crops; some Holds
will not produce ono buohel to the
aero. Rains badly needed.
Clarendon county?Never a bettor
averagocrop; sumo budly cultivated;
very poor. Crop safe now aud abovu
Colleton county?Condition ranges
from U0 to 110. County made corn
enough for local use last yoar. Will
have 10 per cent, moro planted this
Oarlingtou county?Early planting
very line and 6afe ; late also good ;
entiro crop estimated at doublo an
a/erage ono, exceeding that of any
former year. Suiall tenant farmers
have line crop?being exceptional.
Edgefield county--Fuliy 30 per cent,
increase in acreage; condition above
avorage; moro rain needed; corn
tiring in places.
Eutrii ;ld county?Largest crop plant
ed in history of county. Condition
variable, being about ruined In places;
In others standing tho drought fairly
well ; must have rain in next few days
or crop will bo lr -parably injured.
El ore nco count -oru damaged some
by dry weather. ,ut with rain late
planting may yet make a good crop.
Early corn safe, and a few more Bbow
ers will insure the rest.
Creenvillo county?Uplund corn
needing rain badly ; bottom land corn
as fine as can grow, but all corn must
have rain sooner bo much damaged.
liumptou county?Increase in acre
age from 20 to .?};") per cent., aud pros
peottvoyield double the average. Tho
crop sale ; fodder stripping has begun.
llorry county?The corn crop is good
throughout the county, and if seasons
continue good there will be a largo
Kershaw county -Old corn safe, uot
a lull crop every whore ; late planting
needing rain in places, but looks very
promising ; big crop prospects line.
Lancaster county ? Crop badly duiu
aoed by drought fodder dead up to the
ears ; ears uot filling woll ; late corn
tassel ling, but will soon be ruined un
less it rains.
Laurens county?Old coro holding
up very well, but a few more dry days
will cut it very short; with timely
rains will have big ciop.
Lex lug to u county?Early corn s.ifo?
a line crop ; late planting in a critical
state, needing more rain badly; fodder
Marlboro county?Early corn on light
laudeutshort by dry weather is beyond
help : late planting may do belter ; its
condition variable ; may make as big a
ort p as last year.
Newoerry county?Acreage never so
great as the present year: conditio:!
up to an average ; early corn s tfe ; lute
needs rain badly, or it will bo seriously
point to a heavy crop of corn ; acreage
ill per cent, larger, aud prospective
yield 20 per cent, greater than last
yoar : early made ; late very promising;
some bottom land too wet.
1 * 10kens county?Tho conditions in
dicate at least an average crop: upland
average: bottom land above.
iticulund county ?A line crop as
sured : acreage about an average ; con
Spartanburg county? Lately too dry
for corn, which will soon be seriously
damaged unless it rains. Acreage
larger thau usual.
Su inter county?Acreage large.
Old corn made and a fair crop, being
spotted. Generally good stands so
cured : colored renters' crop poor ;
prospective yield largo. Seasons have
Union county?Drought still on;
some early corn burnt dead : with rain
now will make half a crop ; without
rain none. Late planting looks hotter.
Williuinsburg county?Corn uot up
to lastycar, being late, although a good
crop is assured.
York county?Unless it rains soon
corn will be cut short; issultering very
THE 0HARMS OF CJiESAR'S HEAD.
A FAITHFUL BKtSTCH OF NA<
TUlll/S GREAT FREAK.
The Profile in (lie While MmiutuiiiH
and C.'iesar's Head in the nine
Ridge? A New Version of RrtltUS
mid the Roman Kmpcror.
Dr. Lansing Burrows In Augusta chronicle.
CvKSAH'S Bio AD, S. O, Aug. 5.?
Who can tell how many centuries this
grim jot placid face has gu/.ed down
upon tho far-reaching plain of the
Palmetto State? Through iho rosy
summer and the blanched winter it
ha? turned its stony stare, silent and
Immovable, through ail the change
ful histories of men. There have been
scenes of peaceful pastoral life when
men have wrought for generous har
vests amid these fertile fields and
scenes of desolation svhen men turned
in the rage of war upon their breth
ren Uuinoved by either, this strange
face has simply regarded them with
out frown for their murderous hate or
smile for their healthful Industry.
There are two of these remarkable
simulations of the human luce, carved
in lasting stoue in the United States.
The other is far up in the White
Mountains of New Hampshire, known
as the I'rotile. Like this head, it is
perched upon the stimm it of a hare,
inaccessible clill of the hardest y ranite.
Tho features, when viewed at tho
proper angle, are clear-cut, and repre
sent an old man with receding mouth
and protruding chin. Tho head in tho
lilue Ridge is equally clear in its out
lines, but is tue physiognomy of a vir
ile man, without suggestion of decrep
it ago. Tho bold Roman nose is what
has associated it with the ambitious
Crosar. That and tue expansive fore
head and orator's mouth, well-tnarkod,
although coinprossed, combine in un
admirable presentation of the man
who swayed empires. The New Hamp
shire l'rolilo might mean any old man
?tho hard-living, economical fanner
?dragging subsistence from those re
luctant fields. The South Carolina
profile Is a warrior, with a look of
command, inspiring with awo for its
majesty. Tho ono is Puritan, the
other is Cavalier. Tho ono is tho type
of New England sentiment?stern,
solf-containud, earnest; the other is
tho typo of tho Southern?dashing,
heroic commanding. Tho very mek.-.
partake of the character.sties of the
people who (La oil In their Bhadows.
Tho head of Cie-iar lifts itself above
tho great .plain that stretches to the
sea, upwards of 4,000 feet. Erom its
crown one may boliold a vast expanse.
Lot the day be clear and tho ordinary
eye shall behold Stone Mountain, neur
Atlanta, on the one side, and King's
Mountain, near Chariotto, on the
other; and these peaks are 300 miles
apart, intorvoning tho rolling coun
try lios; billowing itself Into little
mountain ranges or Uolated hills, ami
sparkling with homesteads uppa
! which the sun falls, tlashlug them into
jewels sot in tho vast swoep of green.
. Ono looks down upon mountains that
; are high and steep enough to discour
; ago any ordinary climber, and looks up
I ut a sky so faultlessly blue thtt noth
i ing can be seen but Ood. To lio upon
J the bare rock alone, in the uuspoaku
ble silence,, and look down upon a
world whose hum of industry and walls
of sorrow cannot roach the alortost
ear, is tho emphasis of solitude. One
novor feels the littleness of tnun bo
much as thus, when with nothing but
"green calm below, bluo quietness
abovo," and is so far away that tho fa
miliur earth loses its dlstinotivonosa
and becomes as much a wondor as the
unfathomable depths that aro above.
Tho clilf with its head wrought In
the gneiss is uot the only object of in
terest. It Is upon tho great rooky
wall that forms tho famous escarpment.
To the westward tho earth is tumbled
into all sorts of shapes, tho mountains
are tumultously throwu together, pre
senting steep sidos, iuterlaccd with a
mighty tangle of monstrous growths,
and garnished with numberless
streamlets that cast themselves in rap
turous abandon down into invisible
glades. There aro wonderful vistas
through whieh tho blue of distant
poaks und ranges intrude thoiUbOlvts.
like monitors of tho divino. Cataracts
leaping from elovations of a thousand
feet are not rare, and lessor fa1 Is,
more beautiful in thoir attenuated
ypray, abound, Over all whispers a
cool and gontlo air that is novor felt
in the plains.beneath for there it be
comes that mysterious upper stratum
in whieh the white lleeeo of tho sum
mer clouds float In thoir langourous
case. Tho scent of tho balsam, tho
faint sighing of tho spruce trees, tho
dead silence of human voice and move
ment entice to drowsiness even while
"?the morning pouring everywhere
Its golden glory on the air,"
wakens men below to tho active iu
dustries of life.
There is ono peeul arity among
mountains. I doubt if I have ever
roamed through them without finding
dozens of places known as "cover's
Leap." The worn-out legend of the
Indian brave carrying away his will
ing captive and ruthlessly pursued un
til ho comes across a tremendous pre*
Oipice over which he casts bltnfelf
With his dusky Mary .lane, is well
known in these parts. That reckless,
jumping Indian must have lived every
where, and always had a relay of
maidens to jump with him. He went
over CtB*ar S llead, so they say. lie
has gone ovor every cliff 1 ever saw. I
wonder, too. how many ?4Bridal-veil
Falls" There are?thin diaphanous
Shoots that tumble over convenient
rocks withan uncomfortable dampness.
Wo need a revised mountain nomen
clature, and some fresh legends.
Dr. Mhos, who is a model Inn-keeper,
and who controls the hotel tin the cliff
at CnMar's llead, told me a new le
gend. Ho has a comfortable old ho
tel, after tho hospitable primitive
sort, perehed high up in the sweet air
of tho mountain summits. Ho wel
comes tho guests himself with a grave
pose that gives assurance of the sinceri
ty of hb- greeting. Ho looks after the
comfort of his guests himself, answer
ing tho same questions, and ulToroing
tho same information as to distuncos,
as if ho had not been doing it five
hundred times a day for twenty years.
No ono ruBios his calm serenity, and
he goes over the same ground, an
swering tho sumo questions that the
questioner put the day before. He
keeps u plain wholesome table, and
provides beds that aro couches of lux
ury In this sleep-provoking atmos
phere. But to Iiis legend.
When the groat Imperial Canar,
now dead anil turned today, was alive,
he had a falllngout with a man who
threatened to meet him at Ohillipi, or
Obllllpera or Ohiladephlu, or some
such slow town ; but whatever his fate
should be, thcro should be raised for
him an eternal monument in an un
discovered land. Over thib monument
the spirit of one Brutus should keep
watch and ward until a stranger might
discover it, when he in turn should re
lieve tho puticnt Brutus and permit
him to lie down in his grave and go to
sleep. After the lapse of years, three
brothers came to America by the name
of Vussoolliiies?denizens of Spain.
Ono, more daring than tho Others.
Gousuloo do Vasselllnes, penetrated
Into the glades, where of course ho
fell into the bauds of tho aboriglnees.
The usual dusky maiden, heiress of the
great chief's collection of panther
claws and malodorous skins, loved tho
fair stranger. Appointed to die the
death, the muscular maiden burst his
bonds asunder ar.d led him to tho con
venient copse, hard by, where two
saddled steeds stood awaiting their
coming. They fled. They woro pur
sued. They reached tho mountains.
They sealed the impassible rocks, Hy
ing like the wind where now the hack
inulo pauses every dozen yard* to blow.
Gonsalvo do Vassel linos suddenly
started. Ho beheld tho monument
guarded bj the spirit of Brutus?he
gave one hollow groan?ho screamed,
" Great Cm jar's Ghost," and clasping
the maiden iu his arms, he sprang far
over and landed in the Disnal, two
thousaud feet below, all broken up.
The brothers, who Were prudent, went
to Chicago and became the progenitors
of the exclusive family of which the
aristocratic Dyme Potter Vassel lino is
now the head. Tho daring Gonsalvo
is now the guardian spirit of Cmsar's
lo ad, and Brutus is quiet.
In tho oldon times, this win a in .ire
frequented spot than now. Almost oo
cvai with the establishment of the
pleasant town of Greenville, tho pc- i
oullar charms of Cesar's Head at
tracted visitors. The plonoei BOttler
was Col. Elugood, of Greenville; who
constructed a cabin for his own sum
mer residence. Ho bad SO many friends
[ to visit him that he was compoltsd to
put up other cottages to ncco uoda'o
them. Out of this grew the idea of a
hotel where tho visitors might pay
their way?a staunch, heavy-buiit
house of the old pattern, with hearths,
made for log-fires. Bart of tho origi
nal building yet remains, woven into
tho uow structure, which may house
two bund, -cd people at onetime, and
which has the constant watehcaro of
Dr. Miles. Tho way up is tortuous,
and possibly could ho improved, but
it is no child's play to build a road
through these gorges and along tho
precipitous mountain sides. A piece
of railroad, intended to go through
tho mountains to Knoxvillo, brings the
traveler fourteen miles from Groon
viile. At too terminus a huek will
take him the remaining sixteen miles,
, winding iu and out and always up
until tue laliguo of travel finds rlOU
compensation in the bracing atmos
phere and the boundless vjows.
Tho nights aro superb, now especial
ly, as the moon hears its full, and
" No dark,?
Hour after hour, that passionless
Climbs up tho desolate bluo."
Tho shadows croop over tho plain,
sodistlnetly that one may watch tho
procession. The coolness increases to
nBUggestivechlll, and drives thcuueet
within to linger by the blazing logH,
and then, candle in hand. - to seek the
down and blankets, to wake not uutil
the new sun peers In through bis win
? dow curtains. Eluk.
DEATH OF JUSTICE JAOKSON.
A VACANT CHA1K ON TUB PBD
KKALi si iMtl ;>u ; I1KNCH.
Tho Distinguished. Jurist Passe??
Away ?.?ui.iiv ut sir, Suburban
Homo Near Nashville -Hkelcli oi'HiH
l.llc und i'iiiii:< Heivlee?.
Hon. I low. II E. Jackson, Associate
Justice of tho Supremo Court of the
United States, died at Iiis resldouce.
West Mead, six miles west of Nash
ville, Tenn., on the 8th tulit., in the
04th year of bis age. of consumption.
Judge Jackson had been in failing
health for tho past four years, but it
has boen only in the past eight or ton
mouths that the progress of the dis
ease caused his family and friends uuy
uneasiness. Last year be went on a
l.-ngth/ trip to the far West in search
of health. Later be wono to Thoiuus
ville. Ca., where it was hoped tho mild
and yot bracing climate would restore
his one-timo vigorous constitution.
Tho trip did him little good, and after
a time he was brought home. At Iiis
oid home Judge Jackson seemed to im
prove slightly, until he wont to Wash
ington to sit In tho second hearing of
tho income tax cases. Ho stood that
trying trip only fairly well, aud afior
his return home appeared to lose
strength rapidly. Nevertheless Judge
Jacksou never took to his hod uutil
within a week of his death. Since that
time his family and friends realized
that the ond was near, aud his death
was not unexpected.
Howell Edmunds Jackson was horn
In Paris, Tenn.. April K, 18.12, so that
ho was in his sixty-third year at tho
time of his death. Justice Jaeksbn
was a classical scholar, graduating
from tho West Teuncssoo College in
1848. He studied law two years at tho
University of Virginia, aru in Jackson,
under his kinsmen, Judges S. A. Wit
ten and s. A. Brown, lie graduated
from the Lobunpu Law School in 18;',(i,
In which yoar he located in Jacksou
and engaged In the practice of his pro
fession : ietnovi d to Memphis in 1850,
where lie continued the practice of
law ; served on the Supreme bench by
appointment on two occasions, and was
oueo a prominent candidate for Su
preme Judge before the nominating
convention; re-located In Jackson in
1870? was elected to the State House Ol
Hopresoututtves in 1880 on the Statu
credit platform; was elect*u to the
United States Senate as & Democrat in
1881 and Borve-.l ur?HJ April 12.- 188(1;
wa? appoluted United Suites Circuit
Judge by 1'resident Cleveland and
Dominated for Associate Justice by
President Harrison : was continued by
the Senate Eeburnry IS, 1893, and en
tered upon tho Unties of the ollico
March 4, 1893.
Judge Jackson was twice married,
the Urst time to Miss Sophia Miller,
daughter of David B. Miller a han
ker of Memphis, who did in 1873.
Of this union lour children were horn,
as follows : Henry, Mary, William 11.
and Howell Jackson. Henry Jackson
is at present soliciting freight agent of
the Southern Hai I way. with head
Quarters at Atlanta : W. 11. Jackson is
district attorney of tho Chesapeake
and Ohio Railroad, ut Cincinnati:
Howell is manager of Jameson Cotton
Mills, at Jacksou, Tenn.
In 1870 Judge Jackson married Miss
Mary E. Harding, daughter of Gun.
Win. E. Harding. Of this union three
children survive?the Misses Elizabeth
and Louise Jacksou and Harding A.
Jackson. With tho exception of Miss
Elizabeth hud Win, H. Jr., who are in
Europe, the children were at the bed
side when the distinguished sutVeror
When Justice Jackson was so seri
ously ill last spring that he was not ex
pected to recover, the name of his suc
cessor was considerably speculated on.
Tho idea was suggested by sonic that
tho President would again name
Messrs. Peck ham or Hornblower, of
New York, while tho selection of u
man from the West fell to Don Dickin
son. Postmaster General Wilson wus
strongly spoken of as among the possi
bilities, while the majority of opinion
was that Secretary Carlisle could have
the place if he wanted it. Mr. Carlisle
would bo especially eligible, as he
would be appointed from the same dis
trict that the death of Justice Jackson
lias mittle vaca.it.
Tho last time that Judge Jackson
was in Washington was on the occasion
of the rehearing in tho income tax |
last May. lie hud been absent from
the olty and from tho bench since tl. ?
prpcedlng fall, When, soon after tho
convening of the October term of
court, he had been compelled to j,'o
South on account of his rapidly declin
ing health. During his absence there
had been contradictory reports us to
his physical condition, hut tho prevail
ing opinion among his colleagues on
the bench was that he would never
again be able to resume bis seat.
Mr. Jackson had the reputation in
Washington, and especially about the
Supreme (Join t of being very fti nsitivc
couceruingany discussion ol his health
in the public press, and he referred to
the subject very sparingly in his con
versation. Tho other members of tho
court wvre, therefore, poorly advised
as to his condition. This state of af
fairs is said to have been the reason
for the equivocal character of the nil
nounceracnt of the decision to grant a
rehearing in tho income tux caso,
which of necessity depended upon
Judge Jackson's presence.
He was in Washington on tho ooca* j
slon of tho rehearing tor several days i
and gave his attention assiduousij to
the income tax cases. Ho sat through
the argument, which coDt'nued for
three days, took part in the COUSulta- I
tion of tue court, and, when the day I
arrived for the announcement of tho |
decision, notoniy listened patiently 10 :
the opinions of most of the other ineiii
hers of the court, but delivered a vlg- I
orOUS opinion of Iiis own In support of j
the validity of tho law. This occur
red on tho 2(lth of May. and was bis
last public upporanoe. lie returned to
his home in Tennessee late in May.
When Judge Jackson was in Wash
Ington on tins occasion it was evident
to all v. no came in contact with him
thakllfo was slowly but surely ebbing
away, but that tho effort he hau made
m performing the duties on that occu
' sion was niauo at tue expense of Iiis
i As Senator and Justice of tho Su
Un emo Court, Mr. Jackson had resided
n Washington about eight years. His
0880eiates there were confined largely
j to his associates on the bench. Hy
them he was universally ostoenied aoa
man of high moral worth and rich In?
; tollectual attainr.ionts as was evinced
iu nothing so much as his appointniont
to tho Supreme Bonch by Prcsldont
Harrison and bis confirmation by a
Republican Scnato, notwithstanding
he was a Democrat.
Call for tho Horse hTand of Johnson's
Magnetic Oil. It has no equal for the
<l .-.eases of horses and cattle. Sold by
Carpenter Bros., Greonville, S. C.
WHO WILL BE THE NOMINEE?
AN \ 1,1,1,(; I I > I'OIM I,AK dkmam)
FOll WJI. O. WIUTNKY.
Hit) Nomination is Claimed lor Bei**
vires K< n.i. i ? <f toCMt volund ?Camp
bell, ot 'Ohio, IsHuggestcd as a fctuu*
Tho Washington correspondent of
tho Newa and Courier. who i- favora
ble to Mr. Cieveiuud and Ms mlmiins
tration, has the following speculation.,
as to tho noiuiuees of tho Democratic
party next year :
Win. C. Whitney's name' rum . - right
to the front every lime tho De moo rat
io nomination for tho Presidency is
montioued. It will not down in spite
of tho supposed opposition on the part
of tho South and West to taking tho
nex t standard-bearer from the East.
Thoro is a magnetism surrounding tho
name of Whitney whieh tteenid to at
tract all factious in the Democratic
party, lie comes nearer being the
popular oholce of the united nomo
cracy than any other man now in sight.
Hid magnificent management of the
last Cleveland campaign has never
been excelled in national polities, und
ho has managed to keep out of all en
tangling alliances since that great vic
tory was achieved.
Those who wore on th-! inside at tho
last Chicago Convention know that it
wus the sagacity of Mr. Whitney that
prevented Combinations being made
against the. nomination of Mr. Cleve
land on the llrst ballot. It was upon
his advice that the r'uirehild delega
tion from New York reluctantly con
sented to make no turntest for scuts in
the Convention. They went to Chica
go in great numbers, took the best
apartments in tho grandest hotels and
wore prepared to make a determined
issue before the Convention for recog
nition. When Mr. Whitney arrived
on the scone be at once established
friendly relations with all the contend
ing factions in the various delegations,
and soon sized up the situation to the
ell'ecj that, in spite of all the combina
tions that might be made, a majority
of the delegates elected to tin ConVt n
lion were unultorably In favor of tho
uotnin tt'on of Mr i levelaud. It was
then his task it) Beeur?. the necessary
two thirds required t> nominate on th"
first ballot. "It win Mr. Whitney tvh ?
convinced Senator Gorman that, while
ttiu nomination ol Mr Cleveland might
Iu delayed beyond tho first ballot, it
could not be. prevent -d.. There w. ro
many Anti-Cleveland men i?j the Con
vention who thoug'it otherwise, hut
Mr. Whitney was pruseut, or he hud a
trusted reprosoututlvo at evcry-noso
counting that took place- mi t n various
delegations, and lie knew the full
strength of the opposition from the
start to the finish. It was tins Knowl
edge that Induced tin: anti-snappers
from New York to sub Ido.
To avoid tin- unpleasant and annoy
ing importunities from ollioo-seokors,
after the election ot President Clovo
and. Mr. Whitney did not try to dis
credit the report that be bad no in
ll'j'euoe with the prosout Administra
tion. It relieved iiim from many out
bar rassmonts and ut tho same '.lino did
not injure his popularity with tb< rank
and die of toe Doinourutio ,<.u ty
throughout tho country. His uamo ex
cites moro genuine enthusiasm at tin
present time than any of tl." other
Presiduutiul possl bin ties.
home of the Illinois contingout iu>
upon trotting out Bill Morrison, a
tnembor of tho Inter-Stott commerce
commission, every t ime the Presidon
tial question comes up. Those who
know Mr. Morrlsou personally ami
who have followed nun through his
long political career in Congress con
sider b.is Presidential u^pi rations a
joke, "Unolo BUI," as ho Id familiar
ly called, is not built of Presidential
Umber. He is not strong on any ques
tion, und bis financial views are as un
certain as his views on other great na
tional questions. Ho went, to t .?? re
cent Convention In Illinois, it is said,
with the expeetatiou of securing an
endorsement from tho free s'lver cle
ment that was rampant in the Spring
field meeting. When ho was ap
proached for an expression ol his posi
tion on tho silve1 question, ho dodged
by saying that be thought tho '* Ad
ministration had gone too far rn the ti
uauoiul question." When pressed
for a further explanation ol that state
ment ho refused to discuss the subject:
so he returned from the Conv< ntion
weaker politically than be was before
In looking over the Hold to soleet a
running mate for Mr. Whitney, pro
viding tho Western Democracy can
overlook the fact that lie Is a rich man
and more or loss Identified with Wall
street, popular sentiment natura
tarns to Ex-Governor .lames Campbell,
of Ohio, lie is one of the ablest nun
in national polities today, aud like Mr.
Whitney, he is universally popular
with tho masses. He* is a good cam
paigner ami he would urouao the
greatest uuthusiuum throughout the
West. It issaitl by those who aro sup
posed to bo posted as to too political
situation In Ohio that tin' Democrat*,
have an excoilent lighting chance to
redeem that State from tho U (publi
cans. Tho McKinley and I'oraXor fac
tions art: engaged in n bloody row, 1
which muuns war to tho knife, and on
the other band the Democrats are
making an able elVort to unite the I
party under the leader-ship of Camp*
The growiug prosperity undor i!.<
existing tar ill' law and gradual oblltor- !
atlon of tho silver question Irbm tho
political map ha.- given th Demo
cracy in all pari..- ot tue country re
newed hope a rid ambition witn which j
to go into tho next national eon test.
Tho party leaders, some ol whom w< ro
disposed to sulk in their tents because
they eon Id not obtain ail the patron
ago thoy iinaginod should bo coining
to thoin, now realize that it Is bettor
to continue Llioir party in power, if'
possible, than to turn the oouutry ov< r
lo Uepublicanloiii' again. The rosult
is that the organizers and schemers,
who are necessary In a political con*
lost, aro commencing to gel out their
machines and giving them an over
hauling propurtory to sotting tiicm in
motion tu bohull ot tho Democratic
a wi;sti;k\ MAN xkkdkd.
Senator lli'l Thinks Hint Will. It.
AtlOI'l'iBOII IS the < 'oniillg ? aotlitlittt .
Hon. Wm. K. Morrison, of Illlonls,
I a member of tho Interstate oninmorou
commission, Isabeut to have a boom
I im his interest as a cundnia e for
i Pr- dont. He thinks it is too soon to
: th ?tho matter, but frankly admits
that a Western man is needed at this
junoturo to consolidate tho D moeru j.
Tho name of Mr. Morrison has been
casually mentioned in connection with
the campaign of 181MJ, but it had taken
no decisive turn until ibe statomt nt
credited to Senator Hill came out that
the Demoorats should nominate a Wes
tern man and that Win. H. Morrison
measured up to all demands of Demo
This remark is said to have been
made by senator 11 in a lew days ago
in the presence of a number ol politi
cians during a discussion of tho coming
campaign and tho probable candidate-.
it is said that Mr. Hill explained, his
remark thut a W?.??urn man is neces
sary for the reason that under tho
presen' mangled conditiou of the Now
j York 1 !i?oerae.v imkI hi cause of other
conditions it would he Impossible to
, draw thooias'iine, IoI'ccb together and
j unify them in sentiment. No man, he
said, from New Vork under existing"
conditions could draw o .t the entire
This general ulalm is madjj inrogp.rd
to tho political condition in the Emplce
State, that tin- antagonism of the fac
tions there l8 tod marked to hope for
reconciliation i.i.rou?. n the naming of
any ono man from that State as a can
didate for President. It is reported
that Senator 11 il! is convinced of tho
fact that noiMlOr he nor Mr. Whitney
could hope to accomplish this and as
for himself ho was determined to
abandon all hope for the Presidential
nomination and hide his time until a
more convenient s? a-on. With this
realization of the situation?iu view,
Mr. Mill has reachedthocouoliUlOQ.so
it is suit;, thuta West rn man is the only
solution of ti.e <|,i . v,i bringing
out the lull and undivided vote of his
State In spite of the claim of some of
his confeei'a that New York oould
easily unite upon Whitney or Lament.
This h. om of Mr. Morrison has taken
definite shape amoug politicians of tho
West With reference to h'scandidaoy
in an interview In The Times-Herald
one) o>" his foremost fl'loudj is reported
"Wliile of course my evidence will
bo entirely partisan ami upon one
shie," s;.iu this man to-day. " I cap?.
boarwltnoBS to the fact that Wiilllum
K. Morrlsou is right at the frout in the
race lor tim Presidential nomination.
Senator 11 ill is not tho only Democratic
loader who believes that the nominee
of tho party should hall from the West
nor is he alone in tu ? bollof that Mr.
Morrison is t in- moat available West
erner in the party, [ioisthoinan who
can solidify tho West and command
the BMppOI't ol tllO solid South. At tho
same time his record Is such us to com
mand the conlidcncu of tho East. Mr.
Morrison is prc-emiuuntly a sound
inoiioy man. Ho never cast a vote for ,
free coinugo while in Congress, and
his unvarying ccniisj was directly in
Hue w itn the so tudi st (Inanuial policies
ut all times. Motu particle of evidence
oan ov r 1 c^rfaa him
v. ith ' -.^r ?'
from 111 .^^^^ "?" ,u l'lu
" It bus bei > hurged that lio*dodg
ed' tho financial Issue In Illinois this
Bumihur ?'hon he snould have been on
the side of sound uioii >. That charge
Is an Injustice and cannot bo ti nthl'iiiiy
Bald against him or sustained by fact.
When tu w iivio Illinois luatspring to
iook inio tho political situation there
resultant from the freo i ilvcr conven
tion he found tnai. the aiiinistratiou
people aud the suitud money men had
resolved not to make a light. They
had given up at the v< ry outsot and
deterinlucd to b bin mutter go by
default, rose rv l?g their opposition
until next year, when a vital issue
would bo presented. In view of tins
fact, aud .hut tho udministration would
not rail a 'ami to help itself, Mr.
Morrison di ! not feel called upon to
uudoruike u can palgn by himself, so
In; simply followed the lead of men who
were iiuut aging tho sound money in
terests aud kt pt q net. There is no
qu< utiou a> to Mr. Morrlsou securing
tin did I itinois delegation Iii the next
convention. Tin State con volition will
not declare for frei colnogo, but will.,
take a stand for sound money and Mor
ris in, and ho will go Into tlio national
convention w.iii ;. good plank to stand
ii| on und ti big and pow orful delegation
"Mr. MorrUou has always been
popular in the South, lie was one of
the Iii: i tin n * i i xb ud the hand of
welcome und fed owship to the men
who came o Con/r from the South
alter tie- war, ami tlioy have not for
gotten what he reudered tho South
when she had few friends of In 11 nonce
and a house paclt d with hitter and
unrelenting ouemtes, His name is a
household word union i> Southern poli
tician-, it wiii Mr. Morrison who
diverted tho attention "f tho country
from sectionalism to tho bar!IV, draw
ing the Uro of the enemy from Demo
cracy's weak spot and raising a new
issue io occupy tin minds of the poo*
pie and give the Democrats a lighting
ground. It' saw his party would bo
1 -pt down for years by tho woight of
sectional opinion, smothered in tho
folds of the 'bloody Shirt,'and ho de
vised tho tar 10'diversion. Disposition
on the taritV will he accept ab'o, to all
advocates ol reform In that lino. Ho',"'
therefore, Mils two nniin requirements
of a Democra1 u candidate?to be ac
ceptable to the South and West on tho
tanII and satisfy tho requirements of
the East on i lie llnunclui question,
"The iiolnt lias been raised whether
he would he. opposed bj I ho administra
tion forces in the convention. Ho is
not particularly Iriondly with tlio
President, but I do hot think tho ad
ministration would make iiny light on
him, um i do not think Mr. Cleveland
will attempt to name his successor.
WVth the friends ol David l>. Hill and
of Wim, C. Whitney, when the latter
liuds thtit he Ih not avallablo, Mr. Mor
I rison will have a groat start in tho
eonv, mi ill,"
Spakkoyvs Whip a Cat.?The In
dianapolis Journal says that a hundred
ci'i/. -ns of Anderson, Ind., witnessed
a lively encounter the other morning
between a It r ??? Maltese cat and a
I score ar more ol English sparrows that
took pi ace in the heart of tho city.
"Tom" Invaded tlx nest of a sparrow
I in tho loft of M. i rick's livery barn.
Tho mother ol tlio young birds showod
light,*uud her piercing cries brought a
? score or more ?-i other sparrow's to lier
rescue. Tom beat a hasty retreat, but
the birds followed him out into tue
street, where tho bat! c waxed hotter
Tho sparrows swarmed about the
; dospoiior oi the nest ol dozens, peek
ing at his i. Mi. ours, und back, and
i thoi: dart in.: away before li" had a
chance to i.i...\ ..i .... Occasionally
Tom would stop and, ri.-i;.^' on his
hind legs, make a ?? lied I: ... c at tho
birds, and several were ? n o the
earth as the result of his sharp cnVWs,
The air was filled with the little ex
cited birds, and their chatter could bo
li >urd a block away, liy this time Tom
I whs equaling at the top oi hid voice,
aud in-eye-, "lowed like coals of lire.
The ii.' iii continued up tho stroot until
the hoti I wohreached. whonToramado
a dive lor tue oiliee, oiu was headed
olT. and at la-i found rWugo uudcracab
that st< oil in front of the door. A large!
crowd gathered and paw tho light wag-'
< d by the hir< it on their common enemy.
Under the cab the nod. ecu id riot
nach Tom WlthOUl subjecting them
selves to groat danger from hiss ha*1
claws, and soon II w blick to t 10 hj,,
uhatl : In and makin every p issljy
manifestation of dollght.
? An Arkansas woman u-> d ct
trat'd Ivo Instond of b.ikln ; ; ow
h ? buscults. Her husband at f
and none of his friends have been i\\
t i put any depoodonoo in what ho aft