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8 mil I bin' like grandmamma when I am
Shall 1 wear hucIi n queer little bon
No feathers, no posies, but just a pin in
With a little white e.l-.in- upon it?
Shall I sit in an easy-chair all the day
With a great ball of wool ami a stork
Shall I think it quito dreadful for folks
to do wrong,
And dirt and disordei quite shucking?
Shall I wear a white cap full of dear lit
, And a row of white curls on my fore
Shall I keep my face clean, and take care
of my clothes,
Ami never be snappish ami horrid?
Shall I think that the Bible's the nicest
And remember the sermon on Sunday?
And not think bow stupid the minister
And wish it would only he Monday?
Jud wait till I tell y<> what grandma
I hope that you won t think me cin/.y.
It happened one day when they sent me
For being ill-tempered and ltt'/.y.
She came and sat by me, and patted my
And told inc, 'There's no tue in cry
It's by stumbling, my pet, that we learn
how to stand,
Ami wo always grow bitter b} trying."
"Was any one ever so wicked as nie':'
I asked her between my sobbing,
Then grandmamma laughed just as hard
as could bo,
And her little white curls went bob*
_ _ bing.
"Was any one ever so naughty as you?
I'm sure that I know of one other.'*
"Who was it.?" 1 asked. "Oh, please tell
She whispered, "Your own grand
Now, isn't it strange? But of course it
I can tell you just one thing about it?
She'd not toll u story, whatever she'd do,
And we'd only be silly to doubt it.
But of course 1 feel certain you never
For how perfectly dreadful 'twould be
To hnve people know, who all love her
That grandma was ever like mc.
?Harper'$ Young People.
The Flower that Grew in Sand.
Doinaris opened tbo gate and walked
up the narrow path. There was a low
hedge of pink aud purplo candytuft on
each fiido. Inside the hodgos wore
little bods of homely Mowers in the
shapes of hourts, diamonds aud Mal
Mrs. Eaton was stoopiug over a rose
bush, but 6ho arose when she beard the
cliek of tbo gate. She stood looking at
Doinaris with her arms hanging stillly
at her sides.
"Oh," she said, with a grim smile,
"Yes," said tbo girl, blushing and
looking embarrassed. "Ain't it a nice
"Come for kind I in' wood?"
"No." She laughod a littlo at the
wornout joke. "I como to see if you
had two or three piuk roses to spure."
"Why, to bo sure?a dozen if you
want. Just como an' help yourself.
My hands ain't tit to tech 'em after dig
She stood watching tbo girl while
she carefully selectod somo bulf-opon
roses. There was a look of good-na
tured ourioslty on her face.
"Anythlu'goin'on at tho church to
"No. I'll have to toll you." She
lifted a glad, shy faeo. "I'm goin*on
the moonlight excursion."
"Oh, now! Sure? Well, I'm real
[n I. I never wanted to go any
io much in my life. I've been
jldin' my breath for fear ma'd
is your ma ?M
11, she ain't very well; she nov
at alls her?"
m't know," said Demaris slowly,
got homo by midnight. So 'f
a spell come on, pa can sot up
lor till 1 got homo, and thou I can
*u'd think you'd bo all worn out,
i' up two or three nights u week
aris slghod. Tho radianco had
ut of her face and u look of care
ell," she said, after a moment,
have a good time to-night any
We'ro going to have tho band
They're gettin' so that they
eal well. They play 'Annie Lau
Rocked in tho Cradlo of tho
gato-cllekod. A child came rim
ing up the path.
" Oh, sister, sister! Come home
" " What for?" said Demaris. There
wan a look of droad on her face.
" Mil's goin' right into a spell. She
wants you quick. She thinks she's took
worse 'n usual."
Domaris hurrlod home. Tho child
ran at her side. Once sho took her
hand and gave her an upward look of
She passed through tho kltehen, lay
~~ hor roses on the table. Then .he
nt into her mother's room.
Mrs. FergUBOif lay on a couch. A
fvhito cloth was banded around her
bead, coming down well over one oye.
She was moaning bitterly.
Demaris looked at her without
"Whereon earth you b'on?" She
gave the girl a look of fierce reproach.
"A body might die for all tho help
you'd be to 'om. Hero I've b'en a feel
in' a spell a-comln' on all day, an' yet
you go a-gaddin' around to tbo neigh
bors, leavin' me to git along tho best
way I know how. I bellovo this is my
last spell. I've got that awful pain
over my right eye ag'n till I'm noarly
crazy. My liver's all out of order."
Demane was silent. When ono has
heard the cry ol wolf a hundred times
one is incredulous. Her apathetic look
angered her mother.
''What makes you stand there a
starin' like a dunce ? Can't you help a
body V Get the cam 11 re bottle an' the
fi?Qtur' lobolia an' the box o' goose
freeset You knows 's woll's tno what
need when I git a spell. I'm so nerv
ous I feel's if I c'u'd My ! I got a har
rable fbolin' that this'll bo my last
spell?an' yet you stand there o-starin'
's if you didn't earo a partlkle !"
Demaris placed a chair at the side
of the couch to hold tho bottle. " oh,
take that old split bottom oheer away,"
exclaimed her mother. "Ev-rythfng
upsets on it oo! Get one from tho
kitchen?the ono that's got oherrls
painted on the book of't. What makes
you aot so ? You know what cheer I
want- You'd tantalize tho soul of a
Tbo chair was brought. The bottles
were placed upon it. Demaris stood
" Now rub my head with the cam
fire, or I'll go ravin1 orazey. I can't
think wher't comes from I"
The ohild stood twitohing luv thin
fingers around a chair. She* watched
her mother in a matter-of-course way.
Deinarls leaned over the couch in an
uncomfortable position and commenced
the slow, gentle message that must
continue all night. She did not lift
her eyos. They wero full of tears.
For a long time there was silence in
the room. Mrs. Ferguson lay with
closed eyes. Uer face ware a look of
mingled injury ann reproach.
"Oh," said Mrs. Forguson. " what a
wretched creatuio I am 1 Just a suf
f'rin'dayan' night, year in an' year
out, an' a burden on them thet I'vo
slaved fer all my life. Many's the
night I'vo walked with you'n my arms
till mornin', Demaris, an' never know
ed what it was to git sieepy or tired.
An' now you get mad the minute I go
into a spell."
Demaris stood upright, with a tor
"Oh, 11 in !" she exclaimed. H?r voice
was harsh with pain. "I ain't mad.
Don't think I'm mad. I can't cry out
o' pity every time you have a spoil", or
J'd be cry in' all the time. An' besides,
to-night I'm so?disappointed."
What you disappointed 'bout?"
'"Why, you know." Her lips trem
bled. " Tho excursion."
Mrs. Ferguson opened her eyes. ,
?'Oh, I clean forgot that."
She looked as if she wero thinking
that sho would realiy have postponed
the spell, if she had remembered.
"Never you mind." Domaris leaned
over suddenly, and put her arms around
her mother. "Don't you think I'm
mad. I'm just disappointed. Now
don't cry. You'll go and make your
solt' worse. An' thero comes pa; I hoar
him cloanin' Iiis boots on the scraper."
Mr. Ferguson stumbled as he came
up the stops to the kitchon. He was
very tried. Ho was more than fifty,
but his thin frame had a pitiable stoop.
Tho look of ono who has struggled long
and fallod was on his brown and wrink
led face. His hair and beard wore pre
maturely gray. His dim blue eyes had
a hopeless expression that was almost
hidden by a deeper one of patience,
lie wore a coarse Hannel shirt, moist
with perspiration, and faded blue
ovoralls. His boots wero wrinkled and
hard ; tho soil of the Holds olubg to
"Sick ag'in ! Mis'rablocroaturo that
I am ! I've got that awful pain over my
right eye ag'in. I can't think whero
it comes from. I'm nearly crazy with
"Well, I guess you'll fool a little
hotter after you git some tea. I'll go
an' wash, an' then rub your head while
Domaris gits a bit to eat. I've plough
ed ever since sun-up an'I'm tired 'n'
He returned in a few moments and
took Domarib's place. Ho sighed
dcoply, but silently, as ho tat down.
Domaris set tho tablo and placed
upon it tho simple meal which sho tiad
"I'll stay with ma wliilo you an' pa
oat," said Nellie, with a sudden hurst
"Well," said Domaris, wearily.
Mr. Ferguson sat down at the tablo
und leaned his head on his hand. " I'm
too tired to oat," he said, "hungry's I
am." He looked at the untompting
meal of cold boiled moat, bakod pota
toes and apple sauce.
"1 wish 1 was dead !"' said Domaris.
Her father did uot sppak. His
-silence reproached her mord than any
words could have done.
When sho wont into tho bedroom
again, she found her mother crying
"Demaris, did I hoar you say you
wished you was deaa ?"
"I guess so. 1 said it."
"Well, God Almighty knows I wish
I win ! Yon don't stop to think what
u'd become o' me 'f it wa'n't for vou.
Your pa o'u'dn't hire anybody, an' he's
gittin too old to set up o' nights after
workin' hard all day. " You'd like to
sco't all come on your little sistor, I
Demaris thought of those slim, weak
wrists, and shivered. Her mother
commenced to sob?and that aggrava
ted tho pain.
Demaris stooped and put her arms
around her and kissed her.
" I'm sorry I said it," she whispered,
'"I didn't mean it. I'm just tired and
cross. You know I didn't mean it."
Hor father came in heavily.
" Demaris," ho said, " Frank Vick
crs's comin' around to the front door.
I'll take keer <>' your ma while you go
in and seo him."
It was a radiant faced young fellow
that walked into Demaris's little par
lor. Ho took her hand with a tender
ness that brought tho color boating
into her cheeks.
" What!" he said. "Aint you roady ?
Why, tho boat leaves in an hour, an'
it's a good long walk to the wharf.
'' You'il?havo to burry up, Domaris."
" I can't gp."
'? You can'* go ? Why can't you V"
Sho lifted up her eyes bravely. Then
tears swelled into them slowly until
they wero full. Not ono fell. Sho
looked at him through thorn. He folt
hor hand trembling against tho palm
of his own.
" Why can't you, Domaris?"
" My mother's sick. Just hear her
moanln' ciear here."
Young Vlckors's face was a study.
" Why, sho was sick last time I
wanted to tako you som'ors?to a dance,
" Yes?I know."
'?An' tluio boforo that wlion I wantod
you to go a to church soclahlo up'n
" Why, ehe must bo-sick near onto
all the time, accordln' to that."
"She is?pretty near." Sho with
drew hor hand. There was a Htiff
looklng lounge in one corner of tho
room. It was coverod with Hriifsols
carpet and had an uncomfortable
back, hut it was doar to Demaris's
heart. Sho had gathored and sold
strawborrlos two whole summers to
pay for it. Sho sat down on It now
and laid her hands togothor on her
Tho young man followed and sat
down besldo her.
" Why, my dear," he said, very
qulotly. " You oan't stand this sort o'
thing. It's wearln' you out. You
never did look light and happy, like
othor girls 6' your age; an' lately
you're gettln' a real ninohod look. 1
fool's it's was time for mo to Intor
foro." Me. took hor hand again.
It was dim twilight in the room now.
Domaris turned hor head aside. Tho
tears brimmed over and fell fast and
"Interferln' won't do any good," sho
said, resolutoly. "Thore's juot two
things about It. My mother's sick all
tho timo, an' I have to wait on her.
There'o nobody else to do't."
"Well, 's long's you stay at home it'll
all e.onic. on you. You ain't ablo to
carry seoh a load."
"I'll have to."
" Demaris, you'll just have to leave."
"What?" said the girl. Sho turned
.o look at him in a startled way
Leave homo? T couldn't think <>'
doin' that." He leaned toward Lor
j and put his arm around her, trembling
strongly. " Not even to como to my
homo, Demaris? I want you dear: an'
1 I won't let you kill yourself workin',
either. I ain't rich, but I'm well
j enough off to give you a comfortable
home an' sorae'n' to do your work for
j Thore was a deep silence. Kach felt
j the full beating of the other's hoart.
I Thore was a rose bush under tho win
dow, an old-fashioned ono. Its blooms
I wero not so beautiful, but they wore
very sweet. It bad Hung a slim white
spray of them Into the room. Demaris
I novor smelled their fragrance after
| ward without a keen, exquisite thrill of
j passion, as brief as it was delicious.
"I can't Frank." Her tone was low
1 and uncortain. ?' I can't leave my
mother. She's sick an' gittin' old. I.
' " Oh, DoiuUrls ! That's rank foolish
" Well, I guess It's tho right kind o'
foolisne8s." She, drew away and Bat
looking at him. Hor hands wero press
ed together In hor lap.
" Why, it ain't oxpocted that a yrirl
'ad ought to stay an' tako bare o' hor
mother forever, is it? It ain't expect
ed that sho'd ought to turn herself into
a hospital nurse, is it ?"
Her faco grow storn.
" Don't talk that way Frank. That
ain't respectful to my mother. She's i
had a hard life, an' so's my father. !
Von know I want to como, but I can't.
It's my place to stay an' tako caro o'
hor. I'm ijoln' to do it?hard's it is.
My loaviu' em u'd just tako tho hoart
out o' both of 'em. An' there's Nellie,
" Doinaris?" ho spoko slowly : his
faco was palo?'" I'm goin' to say some
thin' to you I novor thought I'd say to
any girl alivo. But tho fact is, 1 didn't
know till right now how much I think
o'you. You marry me, an' wo'll all live
tier faoo softened. She leaned a lit
tle toward him with uncontrollable
tenderness. But as ho made a quick
movement sho drew baek.
"No, Frank. I oun't?1 can't! It
won't do. Such things's what breaks
women's hcurts !"
"What things, dear?"
" Folks liviu' togothor that way !
Thoro's no good ever comes of it. I'd
have to sot up with my mother just
tho same, and you'd L>e worryin'all the
time for fear it 'u'd make me sick, and
you'd ho wantin' to sot up with her
"Of course," he said stoutly. "I'd
expect to. That's what 1 mean. I'd
take some o' your load oil' o' you."
Demaris smiled mournfully. " You
don't know what it is. Frank. It's all
very woll to talk about it, but when it
comes to doin' 't you'd bo tired out in a
month. You'd wish you hadn't mar
ried me?an' that 'u'd kill mo!"
"I wouldn't. Ob, Demaris, j-tst you
try me. I'll bo good to all"your ' >lks?
just's good's can be, dear, 1 swear it "
Sho leaned toward him again with a
sob. Ho took her in his arms, lie felt
tho deliciojLis warmth of her body.
Thoir lips trembled together.
After a while sho drew away slowly
and looked athim earnestly in the faint
"If 1 thought you wouldn't change,"
sho faltered. I know you mean it
now, but oh-"
"Sistor," called a 'thin, troubled
voieo from tbo hall, "can't you co'iio
hero just u minuteV"
Demaris went at once, closing the
door behind her.
The child threw her thin arms
around bor sister's waist, sobbing.
"Oh, sister, 1 forgot to got tho kind'
l'n' wood, an' now it's so dark down the
cellar. I'm afraid. Can't you go with
" Walt a it w minutes, dear, an' I will.
Frank won't stay long to-night."
"Oh, won't ho? I'm glad." Her
voieo sunk to a whisper. "1 hate to
have him her, sistor. He takes you
away from us so mueh an'ev'rything
goes wrong when you ain't hero. Ma's
olful bad to-night, an'pa looks so tired !
Don't let him stay long, sister. Ho
don't need you's bad 's we do."
Sho tiptoed into tho kitehen. De
maris stood still in the hull. The moon
was coming, large and silver, over the
hill. Its soft light brought her slender
figure out of tho dark, and sot a halo
abovo her head bending on its fair
throat. Her lips moved, but the pray
er remained veicoloss in her heart.
A moan camo from her mother's
room. "Oh, paw, you hurt my head !
Your hand is so torrahlo rough ! Is
that girl goin' to stay In there for
Domaris lifted her head and walked
stoadily into the little poor parlor.
"I'll havo to ask you to go now.
Frank ; my mothor needs mo."
" Well, dear." Ho roaohed his
strong, young arms to bor. Sho stood
back, moving her head from side to
"No, Frank. I ean't marry you. now
or novor. My mothor comes tirst."
"But you ain't taken timo to make
up your mind, Domaris. I'll wait tor
" It's no uso. f made up my mind
out 'n tho hall. You might's well go.
When I niako up my mind it's no use
in tryin' to got mo to change it. I
badn t mado't up beforo."
Ho wont to her and took her bands,
" Domaris," ho said, and all bis heart
break was in bis voieo, "do you mean
it? Oh, my dear. I'll go if you send
mo; but I'll nevor como buck again?
Sho hesituted but a second. Then
sho said very cooly, without emotion?
" Yos, go. You'vo boon good to mo,
but?it's all ovor. Good-by."
Ho dropped hor hands without a
word, and wont.
Shu did not look after him, or listen
to his footsteps. Sho went to tho cel
lar with Nellie to got the kindling
wood, which sho arranged in tbo stove
ready for the mutch in tho morning.
Thon sho wont into her mother's
rooms. Sho looked pale in llio 11 loiter
ing eandlo light.
"I'll take care o' ma now, pa," sho
said. " You got to bed and rost. I
know you're all tired out?ploughln'
ovor since sun-up! An'don't you got
I up till t call you. I ain't a bit sleepy.
1 couldn't sloop 'f I wont to bod.
Sho moistened hor lingers with cam
phor and comtiioneod bathing hor
mother's brow. ^
?On Saturday night at Blaeksburg,
.1. Logan Gibson shot Unfits Hardin in
tho abdomen, from tbo effoetsof which
lie died on the followibg duy. It seems
that Hardin had boon too intimate
with Gibson's wife. Gibson hud beon
told by a nogio that flardJu wa? moot;
ing his (Gibson's) wife, clandestinely',
and told him whore ho could Und them.
Uihson armed himself and wntehod a
cortain house without any result, but
on Saturday night ho saw Hardin and
his wifo in bud togother, through u
window, und immediately oponed tho
door and llrod, tho result being as
abovo stated. Gibson wont to York
viile. and Burrondored himself to tho
sheriff und is now in jail.
.lapanoso Pilo Curo In tho only ono
that can be guaranteed, us it is the
only oui\> Sold by drp nter Urot.,
Greenville, S. C.
TILLMAN AND ST. JOHN.
THK DISI'KNHAHY \M> PROHIBI
Tho Champion of tho Dispensary
Meets the Apostle of Prohibition
The jury appointed to deolde the
merits of the dehate which Senator
Hen Tillmau and Prof. Samuel Dickie,
National Chairman of the Prohibition
party, hold on Thursday night at Pro
hibition Park, S. 1., endored the opin
ion of the audience, which favored the
' Southern Senator throughout, Thero
I wore sovou Prohibitionists on the jury
j and fourteen anti-Prohibitionists, and
? they decided eloveu to eight in Sena
| tor riMman's favor, two not voting.
He carried the audience with him
last night as thoroughly as he did on
i the preceding evening. He was in the
midst of tho Prohibition stronghold,
contending against their theories, but
the audienco applauded him as though
he wero struggling in their behalf.
Most of the audience wore Prohibition
ists, but their doii^bt when Tillmau
mado a point against his opponent was
enthusiastic. He is a speaker of con
siderable magnitude, free from most
of tho platform tricks, and natural in
Tho methods of ex-Gov. St. John, of
Kansas, who was his opponent, belong
to the old school, bo the audienco lis
tened to Tillmun with delight, and
applauded him in such a way that
their favor must have boon iutocded
not so much for what ho had said as
the way In which he said it. But, he
mude a great impression on his hear
ers, aud tholr delight was unbounded
when they learned that the jury was
with them in giving him tho honors of
the debate on Thursday.
Tho question last night was, "Is Pro*
I hibition tho Best Motiiotl of Temper
ance Beform ? " The dobato was slow
in starting, and after the audienco
had sung a hymn, "Come Thou Al
I mighty King," Mr. H. H. Carr, who
was introduced as tho founder of tho
women's Republican clubs of New
York, sang " Bowing Home with Mol
ly." Then tho superintendent of the
building announced that no interrup
tions would be allowed from tho audi
ence. On Thursday tho interruptions
took up too much time and inter/erred
with tho speakers. So it was announc
ed that tho audienco would havo no
share in the dobato.
Dp Leonard, who is tho secretary
of tho Methodist Episcopal Mission,
was made chairman, and lie was told
to koep Iiis eye on his watch, and see
that the speakers did not go over their
time. The suppression of tho audienco
deprived the dobato of some of its
liveliness, but there was nothing to
prevent them from applauding, and
they did whenever Senator Tillmau
gavo them a chance.
ifix Cov. St. John opened tho discus
sion. Ile said :
" I don't know when 1 have enjoyed
more speaking on prohibition than be
fore you good people here, and under
those circumstances. Thirty years ago
Senator Till man and 1 represented ex
tremes of political opinion, and 1 am
proud to have, the honor of meeting
hero one of this country's most distin
guished citizens,who is known to every
body that makes any altemp to keep
up with the political questions of tho
day. The question that parted us
thirty years ago is settled now, and
settled forever. We are not here to
night as politicians in any sense of tho
word, but as citizens of our common
countryito discuss a comparatively now
question that has forced itself to the
front during the past twenty-live years.
1 claim for Senator Tillinan that ho is
as sincere and conscientious in what
ho is doing as what I claim for mvsolf.
Wo are both doing what wo can in an
humble way for our follow men. I am
glad that the other side of this debate
is upheld by such a courageous man as
Senator Tillman. Wo know that ho
has courage, as well as a great deal of
gray matter in addition, and I would
rather be whipped by him than van
quish a little Western scrub like my
" I stand hero tonight for prohibition
first, lust and and tho time, hocauso
my experience of tho last twenty-live
years has taught mo that it is not only
the best way to promote tomporauco
reform, but because my conscience tolls
mo that in tho sight of God and man
it is right. 1 know that all tho States
of tho Union are with mo, and I know
that prohibition is tho rulo of the Bi
blo. It says always, 'Thou shalt not,'
and there is not a word in it in favor
of lieonsing any wrong, nor will my
friend And there a word about dispen
saries. Tho law is* prohibitory all
through tho Statutes Of tho States, and
tho United States Supremo Court has
said that the rights and liberties of
nobody are interforred with when the
permission to soil liquor is denied.
" The Constitution says that tho fun
damental object of government is to
proinoto tho welfare of tho peoplo.
Last night Senator Tillman road the
statement of Gov. Larraboo, of Iowa,
in which ho denounced tho saloon and
tho liquor trallic as the breeder of pau
perism, crime, and degradation. Tho
Legislature of Iowa endorsed that, and
so do I, and I claim that anything
which breed crime, pauperism and
degradation should ho prohibited, not
licensed or dickered with. I found to
day that the Statutes <>f South Carolina
aro in perfect harmony with my opin
ion. The whole criminal codo is pro
hibitory, anil a man can't kick his dog
without violating the law, and ho can
not got a license to do it, nor deal with
it according to the dispensary system.
South Carolina laws strictly prohibit
tho adulteration of food, and (, 'it
ailow the terrapin to ho takon u. .r
a certain size. You cannot get a li
cense to tako I hem.
"No living picture nor impure liter
ature aro allowed, and you can't get
a licena ? fo* a living picture, or treat
ono of them, in accordance witii the
disponsaiy law. Every ono of these
laws is prohibitory. You canuot dis
seminate infectious disease, and you
wouldn't he allowod to give a man
seven years' itch, oven if you had a
"The dispensary system would allow
you to give a man as much seven
years itch as lie wanted after ho was
21 years old. Senator Tillman, you
know, regulates such matters; ho (Iocs
not prohibit them. But his Statute
laws in South Curolina deal oven with
tho sale of liquor, and this is prohibited
within certain distance of a college.
Everyone Of these prohibitions is posi
tive, and tho only evil not prohibited
is the liquor trallic.
"The State stops out hero and says
that after a man is 21 years old ho
can get as much liquor from the State
as he wunts. But 1 havo no doubt
that within the next ten yours tho
Senator wfll be as much a I 'i nhibit ion
ist as I am, and God bless tho day
whon it comes. But I want him now
to answe.r these questions:
"Is prohibition morally right or
" Why, in bis own State, do thoy ap
ply proiubltlon to everything except
ing the liquor trallic V
"Can tno liquor trallic, undor tho
United States Constitution, bo recog
nized and regulated.
" Havo not tho peoplo under tho Unit
! od States Constitution the right to
: piobibt liquor traffic v
u I want him to answer these ques
tions," Gov. St. John concluded, ''aud
I wonder how a man can come here
and plead before God and man for
giving this damnable business the re
cognition of a State."
There was applause for tho Governor
as he ceased, out it soon lost itself in
the enthusiasm which greeted Seuatot
Tillman as he walked toward the front
of tho stage. - Tbe spectators shouted
and applauded, aud for several jniu
utos the Senator was unablo to begin
"1 am glad tobe here." ho said,
" particularly as I have been slandered
aud lied on more than any man south
of Mason and Dlxon's line. From what
you have heard and road of me, I sup
pose yon conceive me to be somothing
betwooo an anarchist and -an idiot.
I want you to take a look at mo and
suo if 1 am as black a devil as 1 buve
"Gov. St. John and I uro hero to
discuss in a friendly way an abstract
question of government. 1 eudorso
every word that Gov. Larraboe wrote
about tbe liquor ti-aflle. It oausos
moreocrime, pauperism aud vice than
anything else in tho world."
Senator Tillman Lero read an ox
tract from Gov. Larrabeo's speoch. As
ho took his glasses from his pocket bo
"I have to wore those things, you
soo, because I have got only ono oyo,
und I havo to carry the otbor old thing
around without ' sooing anything
" But Gov. St. John makes a mis
take," he continued, "when ho eon
founds tho saloon with tbe dispensary.
They are not at all the same. I do
not ii iid in anything ??hut ho has said
raoro than more assertions in proof of
prohibition. The quustion is, is prohi
oition tho bost method of promoting
temperance reform .
?? What is temperance ? It is moder
ation in tho use of tho pleasures of life.
What is reform . O, tho sius that
have been eommlttod iu the name of
that word. To tbo crank it is his spoe
ialism, but it is generally aeeopted
to mean. a making over for tho bettor.
Tbo question is, bow can wo teach men
to use intoxieants temperately ?
"Gov. St. John is horriliod at tbo re
sults of intoxioation, but ho forgets
that we are asolf-governing people, and
must have tbo pormisBion of fifty por
cent, of tho pooplo before it can be do
oided that men havo uot the right to
drink whisky when thoy want to. He
says there is no licensing in tbe Bible.
I fuil to lind a single instaneo in
which drinking is prohibited there.
Certainly it is not prohibited in Mosaic
law. Men for thousands of years havo
indulged in tho uso of intoxicants.
Ever since they learned that alcohol
could bo produced by tormontution.
Thoy feel in their hearts that thoy
have a right to drink, and you cannot
convince them otherwise.
" Until you got men to bolivo that
thoy are bettor as hypocrites and liars
than in their own iniquity you can
never pomiado them that they havo
not a right to drink. If this prohibi
tion had been as great and wise a
thing as its followers claim, it would
have been the law of the whole land
instead of tho oxcoption."
Senator Tillman talked some more
about his dispensary, and the chair
man reminded him that his twenty
minutes was drawing to an ond.
" As a proof that tbe law has failed
wborovor it was triod," ho concluded,
"you can boo that it was necessary,
even when sincere and conscientious
men wore trying to onforco tho law,
for tho States to go baek to licensing.
Iowa puts a clauso in its Constitution
forbidding tho sale of liquor except for
medioinal, pharmacontioul and me
" What a stretch was given to the
meaning of those words. I know from
my own 9xporience in enforcing tbo
law bow iinpo.-^ible it was to prevent
>tho evasion of these laws. My expe
rience has taught mo that tho law must
dopend on tbo govornod for its enforce
"If you have not got a public opin
ion with you tbo law can never bo on
forced. Where can you got tho jurors,
tho prosecutors and tho witnososs when
tho feeling of tho public is so against
them ? It is only when the fooling
that the saloon must go is strong
enough to support tbo spouk-oasy and
drug storo that thoy will bo accepted
"Tbo United States Govornmont de
mands a tax from tho pooplo who sell
whiskey, and who can deny that there
is a 1 icense, to sell it. How can tho
idoa of prohibition bo obtained when
there is no moans of enforcing it! This
is a self-governing country.
" Unless a law rests in tho will of the
people there is no power to onforco it.
The Supreme Court Bays the power
does not lie with any oitizon to sell li
quor contrary to tho police power of
the Stato, but this re hues to tho soil
ing, and not to tbo drinking."
Gov. St. John now road somo statis
tics showing how Kansas had increased
in wealth since prohibition became a
law there, and bow much the govern
ors and othor Stato otlioirs, who wore
once opposed to it, had to sky in favor
of tho conditions that exist now.
"Why, in tho town I livo in," ho
said, " there are 4,000 people, and wo
have only ono policeman. Formerly
wo had 2,000 pooplo with two police
men before the prohibition oamo in.
" We haven't had a tight on tho
street in tiftoon years, and ovorybody
attends to his own business. On last
Grand Army day In Kansas there were
10,000 men gathered togother. Not
ouo was drunk. That couldn't havo
happened in any Stato except Kan
When Oov. St. John was told his ten
minutes had expired lie took a little
more to show how much richer Kansas
was with prohibition than South Caro
lina with its dispensary.
More in sorrow than anger Sen
ator Tillman said ho regretted vory
much that his antagonist had alluded
to tho fuot that South Carolina was
not as rich as Kansas. Ho said bo did
not believe that Gov. St. John intonded
to wound bis foolings.
"South Carolina," ho added, " is a
eonquorcd country. She is struggling
undor tho $2,000,000 whioh sho sends
overy year to tbo Northern soldiers
who conquered her. Lot tho ponsion
tribute bo returned to us by Northern
soldiers who will settle hero."
He enumerated tho advantages of
his dispensary system, and said that
tho principal wore the removal of all
idoa of profit and ineentlvo to Boll; tho
procuring of a standard article which
was sold undiluted, as it wus not
opened : the fact that it was not sold
at night, and only for cash. He was
told to stop then by tho obalrman.
Thoro was tho usual applause which
accompaniod tho Governor all the
ovening, ibut tho audionce made no
conclusions as to who won lait night's
Cases of 40 years standing where
operations bave failed, have been
cured by Japaneso Pile Curo. Guar
anteed by Carpont? t Bros., Greenville,
I ?Ii: WKATHKlt ANI> CHOI'S
A Considerable Improvement in Coil'
?Iii ion ailtl I'm M|H ( 1 .
Tho following is the report of tho
weather bureau for the week ending
Thero is considerable improvement
to note in tho condition of crops iu
geueral and com in particular over
the western and northern counties
where the drought was partially re
lieved everywhere aud iu some places
entirely so, except that in Abbeville
and Anderson the showers won-, par
tial and at best insulllciont.
Thero wero general showers on the
Oth over tho upper portion of the
State, the rainfall amounting to from
ouo to two inches. Thero was rain in
some portions of tho State every duy of
tho week. The rainfall varied from
.00 to .50 in Darlington, Col etou,
Falrfiold, Anderson, Greenville. Clar
endon, Biehland, Williamshurg. Char
I- ston, Lexington and Spartauhur,g
countios ; from 0.50 to 2.00 inches in
liarnwoll, Berkeley, Beaufort, Hamp
ton, Laurens, Sumter, Kershaw, Ches
tertield, Lancaster, Chester, Abbeville;
over 2.00 inches in Aikon, Newberry,
Union, Edgetield, Pickons, Orangeburg
and Florence ; at Couway tho week's
rainfall was 5.011 inches, ami at McColl
and Marllx)ro, 4.50 inches. The aver
age of 38 rainfall reports was 1.3 inches,
and tho normal for tho same period i.
Tue temperature was very oven,
having boon slightly but steadily
above tho usual the entire week, tho
excess averaging 2 degrees per day.
The highest touiporature reported
was S>8 at Columbia on the 12th ; tho
lowest 03 at Santuc ou the 8th. The
avorago temperature of the week,
for tho State, deduced fi 'oin thirty-one
station* ovonly distributed through
out, was 81 degroes, and the normal
for tho same period is approximately
The sunshine ranged from 57 to 02 j
per cent, of the possible, with an
average of about 74 per cent, for the
State, which is considerably in excess
of tho usual ; and iu places was damag
ing, whore thero was aisO excessive
rain, causing a steam, like vapor to
riBe, which was injurious to . rops.
Thero wore high local winds on the
0th in Fickous and Union counties,
and a severe cyclouie storm in the
vicinity of Santuc, Union county, on tho
10th (Saturday) that broke down a
great deal of corn, tore some up by
tho roots, unroofed houses, destroyed
Tho reports on cotton show that
while in the main it has slightly im
proved during the week, yet In places
its condition has retarded.
Abbeville county reports rust, lice
and shedding of forms and the plant
turning yellow. .Many other places
also report shedding. Comparing its
present condition with the same dates
last year, the plant is from in days
to 3 weeks later, lacks uniformity of
condition, and tho acreage greatly
reduced. A few sections only report
1? line u crop as last year.
Tho regular and some specia re
ports on corn confirm the reports by
counties of last week, except there is
considerable Improvement in t he north
ern and western counties where the
drought was greatly relieved, which
put latest planting iu a promising con
dition. In Anderson and Abbeville
but little Improvemons noted ; in Ches
terfield, Chester, Lancaster and Laur
ens the improvement is most marked
on bottom lands, of late planting. Corn
in those counties that was planted late
in May and early iu June is a failure'.
Tho average lino condition and large
acreage promises a very large corn
crop, much of which ifc already made.
Fodder pulling will be quite general
this week; a great deai has already
boon gathered In line condition.
Excessive rainfall is affecting corn
injuriously in Uorry county ; too little
rain in the Piedmont section gener
Tobacco curing continues, and the
reports all agree as to the line quality
ol this year's crop, due to both the lit
ness of tho soil for tobacco and skill
used in curing.
Peas aro ripening and tho crop is
aline one in most sections, especially
so whore tho rains have been abun
Turnip sowing continues as the con
dition of the ground permits, anil thero
will ho a largo crop planted.
Sugar eano and sorghum aro not
doing very woll. Molasses boiling
has begun in tho lower part of the
The general condition of sweet po
tatoes show gains, but the crop is
late, and comparatively a small one,
owing to scarcity of seed at first and
afterwards poor condition of the
grounds for planting slips until quite
Lato poaches and fruit generally
of inferior quality, except apples in
Anderson county, which promise a full
Tho condition of rico is reported to
bo uniformly oxcollent.
?Hector B. Lane, coinmmissioner of
agriculture of Alabama and president
of tho Southern Cotton Growers As
sociation has returned from Texas.
Ho says a thorough investigation of
the subject has confirmed his belief
that Statistician Noal's recent cotton
report Is a rank fake. Bo says the re
duct ion in tho Texas crop will amount
to fully 25 per cent, instead of 2 per
cent. Mr. Lane urges tho cotton
growers to hold their cotton Oil the
market as long as possible, and says
that Noil and his bosses, the hears, arc
trying to encourage thorn by false,
pretense to maket their crop early In
?Leander, J. MoCormiok, tho well
known inventor of harvesting machin
ery, lies critically ill at Chicago. Ho
was horn in Virginiain IM7, and mov
ed to Chicago in the forties, and atonee
became a successful manufacturer of
agricultural machinery. A groat plant
was established. It was burned iu
1871 and an enormous loss entailed,
but tho new business growing on the
ashes of the old was greater still. M r.
McCorraiek ceased active business in
1870. lie is a patron of education and
prosonted to toe University of Virginia
tho largest refracting telescope exist
ing at that time.
?At Nogales, Ariz., an enterprising
Yankee has a general store, the mer
chandising d. parlinont of which is in
the United htatOJ, while his cigar
stand is on the on'.side just across tho
boundary lire. A customer can buy
his cigars in tho Tjultod States, and
reach over Into Mexico, where the ol?
gar caso stands, and select his weed.
Thus-aro the duties evaded.
?A curious custom obtains in some
portions of Spain in regard to bothro
thals. A young man who looks with
favor upon a haudsomo sonorita, and
wishes to gain her hand, calls on the
puronts for throo successive days at the
same hour of tho day. At tho last
call bo leaves his walking stick, and
If ho is to win tho dosired brido, tho
oano is handed to him when ho call a
SWIFT 1 ? 11X IS 11 >l F.N T Ol?' < KIMI.
Che p ??'
Throe Murderers Plead Utility and
are Sentenced lor Lift*.
On Woduesduy, August 7, Hon. Dab*
my Marshal!, I)emoeraiie nominee for
State Senator and a member of tbe
Stale Legislature! aeeompanieil by H.
lt. Coloman, VV. .1. Voller and li. T.
Fox, all prominent oitizens of Yicks
burg, arrived lu .lueksou and proceed
ed to search for lt. T. Dink ins. a gen
tleman highly connected in this State
ami a cousin of Bishop C. B. Galloway,
who, it was charged, bad circulated
very sensational stories about Marshall.
At Dinkiu's boarding house it was
learned that he was in Hrundon, a
email station fifteen miles east of .lack
son. Karly Tuesday morning, Mm
snail and his companions hired a livery
team and proceeded to Urandon. where
they found Dinkins standing on the
depot platform, waiting for u train.
Marshall, without warning, opened
Iii?.- on Dinkins, and a struggled eu
sued. When it was found that Mar
s tall was getting tho worst of tbo en
counter; his friends went to his assit>
t nice and sent a fusilade of shots at
Dinkins, who was unarmed. Dinkius
foil dead, pierced by half a dozen bul
lets. Marshall and his companions
Immediately surrendered to the sheriff.
Circuit Court met at Brandon on
Monday, August 12, and tho grand
jury Immediately proceeded to work
on tho enso, and the next evening
brought a true bill against Marshall.
Coloman and Fox, and discharged Vol
ler, who it appeared had taken no part
in the shooting, but was present mere
ly as an attorney. The prisoners were
arraigned in the court next morning
and by agreement pleaded guilty of
murder in the first degree and were
sentenced to life imprisonment in the
State penitentiary. The verdict is
regarded as a triumph of law over vio
lence, find is quick justice, even for
Mississippi, there being an interval of
exactly one week between tbe nhoot
iug and the sentence.
The Jackson correspondent of tl\e
Atlanta Constitution says : ??Tbe
pie of the capital of M ississippi
the Immediate relatives of tho d
ceased, were startled by the irtthcHMA
announcement of the sudden judicial |
conclusion of the atrocious tragedy tvt
Brandon, on Friday la?t. These words
spread like wild lire throughout the |
city : ? Marshall, Fox and Colo man
plead guilty and will be sentenced to a
life term in the penitentiary.'
" It is stated that the defense being
entirely without legal or moral grounds
on which to rest their case, in the
courts, made tbe proposition to the
prosecution asking that the slayers of
Dinkins be allowed to plead guilty of
murder and accept a life sentence.
While assured that the conviction and
execution of the accused would neces
sarily follow a fair trial, tbe State
mercifully ugrcod to allow the crimi
nals to sulfer lifo imprisonment. This
proposition was submitted to the
brother of tin- deceased, who was pres
ent representing the family, and who
came to Jackson last night in company
with Hon. U. N. Miller, chief counsel
fortbe prosecution, to consult Kb.hop
Gallo.vay, cousin of tho deceased. The
Bishop, while assured of a conviction
to bo followed by the death sentence,
advised acceptance, lie stated that if
ho wore discharging tho solemn func
tions of a juror, with a solemn oath to
deoido the case according to the law
and tbe evidence, lie would be com
pelled to vote for a death sentence.
As a man and a citizen he could not
ask for tho life of another, and ex
pressed tho hone that this punishment
will subserve the great ends of justice
and bel)> to some higher appreciation
of human life in the State of Mississip
"The criticism of Hon. A. J, Mi
Lnwrin, chief counsel for the defense,
who is the Democratic nominee for
Governor, is very liot'CO."
The prisoners were taken to Jackson
at OUCO, and their inarch to the poui
tcntlary is thus described :
Tbe line of march to the penitenti
ary was U d by tiie marshal, who having
lived in Jaekson a fow years ago knew
the way. Hundreds of people stood
close up to every corner anil lined the
streets along which the profession
moved. The rear was brought up by
a mob Of hundreds of men and boys,
white and black, all scullling for tbe
vantage ground nearest the prisoners,
pushing and jostling each other in
their elVort to get a good look at the
prisoners. Old solid citizens, one
seventy-live years of age, were seen to
run a block or two to catch up with or
head ofi the procession, they might get
a glimpse of tho distinguished ar
Offensive epithets, jibes and jeers
were heard on all sides, most of them
being uttered for Marshall's express
benefit, but be walked rapidly on to
his destination, giving no intimation
that lie beard them. Buggies and
carriages joined in the wild rush for
the penitentiary and by the time tho
prisoners arrived there tho streets
were crowded witli wheeled vehicles,
as weil as a thousand more curious
The crowd did not step at tbe gates,
but rushed on with the prisoners up
tho broad paved walks and info the
hall leading to the ponderous iron
doors which swung open at the ap
proach of the sergeant who motioned
Marshall, Coloman aud Fox to enter.
The heavy holts clanged back in
[ place and the prisoners were hidden
from the world and the eyes of the
?Two pieces of cannon which the
British Jluu mounted at tbe fort near
Cambridge, S. C, in 17^1. are on ox- :
dilution at Durst ?V Co s in Creenwood.
These guns are east iron, twenty-six
inches long, and one and t hfOC-quar
ters inches bore. Mr. .1. |\, Durst
obtained them from Mrs. N. A. Martin
and will send them to the Atlanta Bx
position.. British camion us id as and
irons for a hundred years now go to
the great exposition of the South to bo
seen and wondered at by curious eyes
front every nation of the earth, What
changes a century h(IH wrought even in
the Instruments of war.
While Mr. Hammctt Giving and
Miss Maggie Gallhnoi'0 were out driv
ing in Davidson county, N. ('., the
horse shied and ran tho buggy oil' a
bridge. The young turn jumped out,
but the young lady, with the horse,
and buggy, went into the creek. (Jiv
ing went to the rescue of Miss Gal*
11 more, and in bis efforts to save her
life was himself dfDWnod, Justus the
girl was sinking for the last time a
young man who happened to be passing
pimped into the creek and pulled her
- ?... *v?-.
? In Paris the other day a barber
shaved a man in a cage with a lion (0
win a wagor,
A cruel story runs on wbeols,
and every hand oils tbo whoolsastbey
Swallows are sometimes seon at
sea over I,not) miles from land.
I ?Ho Id a fool who cannot bo angry 5
. hut he is WiBt^^Wwill not.
a lool who
WINTHROP NORMAL COl
flow Applicants Muni l'iooectl
line Admission to ill*- Normal
i in i n 11. 11College,
President I). 15. .iVuiion. of Iba Wl
throp Norimii and 1 nuustruTl TJol
is rapidly getting things into shuj
for tile opening of the college in Out
bor. He is now .-ending to the sever
county school commissioners; in tt
State tho following circular lett'
which every young lady w ho expect
attend shouid rend carefully und tx\
her immediate atieiiiion by eoiuu'iui
outing with the School < oinniisslonot
in her own county.
Dear Sir: We shall have room
the dormitory of the Winthrop Not
mal mul Inuiistrial College for tt<
more than seven students on an
age from each county. It is
Bire to admit the most earnei-vul
serving. We tool that you cat
service to us iu determining
bestand most deserving students^
your county, and we uesire youf^
operation. Applicants must be
less than fifteen y ears of age and
have a good knowledge of tho comti?tl
We admit, free of all tuition chad
worthy young ladies who are unable|
pay. You may know of some such
your county. Ii so, send her a pre
pectus and put her in communion
with me. This iiistil.utio.i-' olYors a
great opportunity to tl e young wo-1
men of the State lor a thorough cduoa-J
tion, and want only those who will
properly appreciate the great outlti
made by the State for their bonefil
It is our purpose to continue 0111? wot'
for tho common schools by citiphusi/1
ing the training of teachers for them]
as we have done heretofore
As the dormitory accommodation^
are limited this llrst year,
well for you to suggest to JuT
teiiiling to appl.V for admission
that a prompt application is uoo<
to insure admission. I doslro1
each county shall have its proporjj
ate ropresontatii n in your,
body, hut we are i'l coining
applications daily and i cannot]
too umg iu ?fff appoint]
Whenever i j^flBp rvr you, coifuutin]
I). 13. JOIINo* >.V.
Prossdent Johnson is also supplying
application bl'tnks on which the applf
oants are required to stato their name]
postotlicc county, date er birth,?
whether intending to become a toaon>1
er: if not so intend ing, the object oil
attending the college: whether will-J
lug to board in a private family, if not
assigned to a room in tue dormitory
whether wishing to enter as a pay Ptij
dent or not, etc.
President Johnson also gives this in
"There will bo l">i> places reserved
in the dormitory for those who do not
pay tuition and IM) or more places for
those who do pay tuition. Pjtrt of the.
150 will he retained by those who had
appointments last year in the Win
throp College at Columbia.
"The tuition-paying pluces will bo
given as thostud ints aro received.
" The expense!: ol tho non-tuitjbn
paylng students in i'n- dormitory will
be $81150; tho oxponsoo >f iiou-tuitlom
paying students hoarding" in private
families will vary from $100 to $115*'
lly adding $10, which is the tuition
the year, to the above amounts, it wil
be oasy lo sue what would be tin
ponses Ol any one w ho pay.- ttlltlOj
When places are assigned in
mitory, they uro for the (\
norths and not for a portion
"The dormitory nccommb
aro limited for tin- present, aud
is no place at tho college tor th
or frivolous. Ouly tlios? are v
'or will, he allowed to remain w
willing to do oarnost, cousciontlour,
hard work, and will comply faithfully
and cheerfully with tin, rules of the
college. Thero are so mai.y good Bttl
donts who waut tho places thore that
we do not wish thei I to ho ciowdcd^jj
out by tho." w i o regard their oppo/^B
"The Winthrop Nomal and Indus
trial College will he open to girls who
are not less than lift ion years of ago,
of gootl moral character and sound
physical health. No pupil will be ad
mitted who has not already an ? lemon*,
tary knowledge of the ordinary"
branches of an English oducatlon, v:.-->
arlthmetic, /gram mat.', geography and
SllKlMWKD RKM;ASI:I). -Chief Jus
tice Mclver ha-oril retl th>' release of
Win. Shoppard, who was sent to tho
penitentiary by Judge Townsend under
contempt proceeding a provided in
the dispensary law. A certificate copy
of Judge Molver's decree was served on
Superintendent Ncal, who i'oloased
Sheppard atonco. Sin ppard's brother
went down to tho penitentiary in a
wagonette, aud as soon us William was
released tho two brothers went, cut to
a barbecue. Shoppard was In a good
humor over his reloaso, and for the
present has nothing to say about what
lie intends doing.
The Attorney (iciieral WHS not sur
prised at the decision, although both
sides were considerably put out that
tho Chief .fustic* ovadoil the constitu
tionality of the suction under which
Shoppard was put in prison. IJotli
sides argued that point and apparently
paid littlo attention to tile one upon
which the Chief Justice lot Sheppard
The Attorney General said: "I
regret that the Chief Justice did not
pass on the merits ol the case. Wo
havo taken un appeal to the ful bench l
of tho Supreme Court, and i? certified 1
copyof the grounds ol appeal lias boon
veil on tho attorney i<h Shoppard.
This matter is important to us, because
we want the vitally important question
it was pointed out by an attorney
that the Cniol Justice did oxactly
what he censured.m the two associate
justices in the n gistl'Ution decision,
in which they considered tho question
of jurisdiction and not tin- merits of
the case. The Chief Justice Uses
identically the same argument in the
Sheppard e ise as I In s did ill tllO TOg
Istratlon case, which i- another evi
dence that law of some sort can ho
found on almost any sido of a (|U0H
it is staled that there are several
injunction.-, issued in Charleston ami
Columbia iu the same manner. 'Hid
until some filial dccish li is reached
nothing will likely be done about
It is reported that Sheppard lnt< nds
to bring suit against those whom lo
can legally sue for damages for Im
prisoning him III the state pen I ton
tlary and subjecting hin to "indignl
ties." When Shoppard went lo tho
penitentiary ho won- a raven h aek
sot of whiskers, lie had boon culti/at
ing them for year.-, and the los* of
thesis whiskers may bo in tllO promised
suit. Besides, ho did not like the
idea of having to WcaV prison garb,
but as to his treatment ho has no oattso
?An ordinary piano i out Uns n mllo
of wire string.