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PiJBLIbHKD KVKUY TUESDAY.
THE PIECE THAT WAS LOST.
BY F.MIUY HUNTINGTON MH..I.KK.
I am tt
It was a midsummer morning. The
grass was waiting for the scythe, but
after breakfast Silas Rogers took
down tlig old Dlbie that has been his
mother's daily companion for eighty
yearn, and they set reverently down to
worship. The reading was thdt ten
ddr* lesson of tho wandering sheep,
anu tho lost piece of silver, and ended
with the Heavenly rejoicing "over
one sinner that repentf>th," and then,
after -an earnestly though homely
prayer, they were ready for work.
Abnor, the hired man, and Reuben,
the boy, as -they started out of the
bouso, almost stumbled ovor a woman
sitting in tho doorway, absorbed in
thought. Si his looked at h or, but did
not stay to question her. And wfcon
they were gone, sho rose abruptly, and
said, " Will you give me eorne broak
Mrs. Rogers looked at her. She
was a tall and not uncomely woman of
about thirty, but with something un
doflnably ovll about her faco. The
hard mouth, the bold, defiant eyes,
repelled her, yet it seemed as if any
instant thoy might break into scorn
ful tears. (
?'"Who are y?u V" asked the good
wife coming nearer, with a pan of
bread in hor hand. Again the. face
darkened and lightened, grow hard and
ig, with tho hidden declaration,
the piece that Was lost I" y
Martha Rogers had not a partlole of
poetry In her nature, j^ut she had tho
most profound rovoPsnco for the
Scripture; thorefove the words both
puzzled and shocked her. But she
was not tbo womau to refuse bread to
the hungry, so aho placed food upon
tho table, and motioned the womau to
tho chair saying, " Sot up and eat."
All the time the woman was eating
?and she did not haston- her eyes
followed tho mistress and Hetty, tho
bright young daughter, until Martha
Rogers grow nervous, aud sent Hotty
to ** rod up the chambers."
1Will you give me work to do?"
demanded rather than asked.
re you ?" askod Mrs. Rogers
lply to gain time,
ignt you know. I am Moll
1 they have turned mo out of
j?burned it ovor my hoad ; "
_ ayoe grow luthL^
1 What oan you do ?" askod Mrs.
" Anything that a woman can do or
a man either. I can work in the field
with tho best of thorn ; I have done it
many a time ; but I should like to do
what?to bo like other women."
" Are you a good woman?"
The question came straight and
strong, without any faltoring. Sho
had hoard of this Moll Pritchett, a
woman who lived alono in'an old tum
bledown hut below the sawmill, and
won a meagre living by weaving rag
carpots, picking berries for salo, and
it was suspected) in less reputable
ways; but Martha Rogers took no
stock in tho idle rumors. If she had
not divino compassion, she had
something very like divino justice,
which is altogether a sweoter thing in
its remembering of our frame " than
tho tender moroTes of tho wicked."
Thojwoman lookod at her ourlously?
at first with a mocking smilo, then with
a sullen and at last with a defiant ex
"Is it llkoly?" sho said fiercely.
"A good woman ! How should I be a
good woman? I tell you I am the
!)iece that was lost, and nobody ever
ooked for mo. If I was a good woman,
do you suppose I should bo where I be
?only twenty-eight years old, well
and hearty and every door in the
world shut in my faco ? I toll you the
tfenan that wrote that story didn't know
?%mun ; they don't hunt for that piece
that's lost; thoy just lot it go. There's
enough of 'em that don't got lost."
Foot* Martha'Rogers was sorely per
plexed, all the more that her way had
lain so smooth and plain before hor
that sho might have walked in it
bWmlf?*ldod., If>this is a lost pleco of
sliver It was not sho who lost it; but
what if it were tho Master's, preolous
to His hi art, and a careless hand had
dropped it, and left it to lie in the
. dust i And what if Ho bade hor to
/ sook it, and find it for Him ? Should
aho daro refuse ? On this very day,
when she needed so surely the help
which she. had so looked for In vain,
had not this woman been sent to hor
very door, and.was it not a plain load
ing of Providence? It la a blessed
thing for us that we are driven to act
first and theorize afterward, even
though tho afterthought sometimes
brings ropontanco. The broad was
ready for the ovon, and the wood box
' You may fetch in somo wood,"
said Martha Rogers, and the woman
promptly obeyod, tilled tho box with
ono load of hor sinowy arms, and then
atood humbly waiting. Hetty oame
into tho kltohen, und began to clear
Suu the table; but hor mothor said :
SSo upstairs and fetob a big apron
d one of our* sweeping caps; and
en you may go at-your Sewing, and
ace if you &(v finish up your dross."
Away went Hetty, hor light heart
bounding with tho unexpected release;
and tho mother turned again to to the
woman, furnished her with a coarse
towel, and sent hor to tho wash-house
lor a thorough purification. Half an
hour aftorwai'ds, with her hair hidden
In tho muslin cap, her whole figure
onvelopcd In tho cleun calico apron, a
comely womso was silently engagod in
household tasks, doing hor w?rk with
such rapidity and skill that the criti
cal housewife drew a slgfyof relief.
?' There's a *oj.fc ^nl r/f towels and
coajyo^ciothes loft from tho ironing,
'tou might put tbo irons on Mary, and
emooth "cm out."
Sho turned a startlod face upon her,
and thon went quickly for tho elothes,
but somothing?was it a tear ??-rollod
down tho swarthy oheeks, mingling
with tho bright drops she sprinkled
ovor them. Whon had she ever hoard
anything but Moll ? N?t since away
among Now Hampshire hills a pale
woman hid laid her hands upon the
tangled curia of hor little daughtor,
and prayed that somo ono would watch
over thoso wayward foot, lest thoy
Bhould go-astray. It mado Moll shud
der to think of It. What did aho
know about joy in Heaven over, ono
sinner that repenteth ?
Silas Rogers listened to the day's
story, as ho sat mending a hit of har
ness with olumsy fingern, and among
his other thoughts bo grasped the
idea that hia wife had secured a valu
able anil much noodod holper.
?'It seems a risk to run," said Martha
anxiously, " and I don't know but it's
presumptuous; there's Hotty, and
"And thei'O'a tho Lord," said Silas,
?tooping to open his knife.
??Yes," said Martha with a little
atart "and I can't quite get rid of
what sho said about ' tho piece that
lost' though to bo sure tho woman
"8ho never does; ftoti a?o always
losing things for oor?oboay elee to find;
'taint many of thorn that can say,
? Those that Thou bast given mo havo
T k< ot' right straight along."
?? But 1? y?" Io80' your own piece,
-nkhitf after other folVa-"
? ? Well, there's riska, as yoi; say, but
lc a risk for tho I ord than
Martha Hoger? took Ahe risk for the i
and He abundantly justified and <
rewarded her faith ; for tbo piece that
was fbttt beoomofl ray piece to the ?
heart that Und? it again In tbo Mas
ter'? band ; and, looking at tbe ?to-y
of tbe wanderer in her own breast, it i i
was only to tbe angels that said, " Re
joice with ine."
And when, years afterwards, tho
worxnan herself said before tbo com- i
mittee of the churob, " I am a woman
ovor whom thcro is a groat joy in
Heaven," there wero not wanting thoso
who thought that she presumptuously
claimed to be a saint. *
KEELY AND HIS MOTOR.
INTEREST BEING HliVlVHP IN HIS
Is He a Fakir or a Genius??Thous
ands of Dollars Drawn From Fi
nanciers Who Dave Never Received
Any Return for Their Money.
Twenty-five years ago the country
was startled with the announcement
that is man named Keoly, in Phila
delphia, had discovered a new force or
applied an old one, and that It would
revolutionize the meobanices of the
For twenty-flvo years thoro have
been periodical appearances of tho
motor crazo, when expectancy hold Its
breath for the instant demonstration
of success. In this lapse of timo an
average of $10,000 a year, has boon con
tributed to tbe experimenter, Keely,
and no man knows what he is doing.
Last Thursday night a gontleman
loetured before the People's Insti
tute, and deolared that in tbe. field of
physics Keely was the master of the
world. He may be; but even the
licturer doesn't know what Keely has
done, nor tbe methods of bis investi
Two or throo times exhibits havo
been made before a small number of
exports selected by the credulous in
vestors or before some of tho heaviest
investors themselves. On these oc
casions Keely has done things that nono
of his visitors understood, and they
havo gono away and said ao. He will
not explain, and he never has. But
. for many yoars he had only to ask for
money and ho got it. He has built a
handsome home in Philadelphia and
has furnished It In good stylo. He has
a little shop two blocks away from his
residence and thoro his experiments
are conducted. He goes to the shop
every morning and remains there all
day. There are no windows in the
lower story. The door Is heavy and
strong and there is no bell. He does
not want visitors.
KEELY IS SIVTY-EIGHT YEARS OLD.
John Earnest Worrall Keoly is U8
years old, large and stout of frame,
with a clean shaven lower jaw and
gfay black side whiskers. He is above
tbo medium size of men, and gives one
the impression of great strength. He
is nervous, and talks so rapidly and
with suuh porfeot command of his sub
ject that, a listener can scarcely follow
him. He began life as an apprentice
in an upholsterer's shop. He is very
magnetic and can mold mon as be will.
" You might bo unwilling to give
him ton cents for his wholo secret,"
said a Philadelpblan tho other day.
" But you go up to his shop and lot
him talk v/ith you half an hour, and
if you havo $100,000 you will give it to
him, and thank htm for taking It."
That is an indication of tho force, of
tho man. He is a character of the
most remarkable peculiarities. Ho
has dominated t ae rich men who havo
contributed to the troasury of bis
company for tho past quarter of a
century. When thoy bavo bogyed
him to explain the Beeret of his
mechanical powor ho has laughed at
them. When they have threatened
to withdraw tbolr support he has
cursed them and told them to go. And
they would go, only thoy have sat at
hie feet, havo listened to the beguiling
of his tongue, have caught a glimpse
of btgbodloB moved by somothlng thoy
1 could not understand, and they couldn t
quit If thoy tried.
, Once or twice backers have dropped
out. But they woro thoso who had
not come under the Influence of the
man. Every onco in a while thoro has
been an announcement of the perfec
tion of the machinery of the Keely
motor and then the stock of the con
cern has gone kiting up into the
clouds. Other times, after a long
poriod of fruitlessness, the shares have
gone down. They have fluctuated all
tho way from 10 cents to 1.000 conts on
tho dollar. Fortunes have been made
1 on them?and other fortunes havo been
lost. It used to bo a favorito invost
' mont for army ofilcors. No doubt half
tho ofilcors In tho army own Ke9ly
stook to-day. Somo of tho paper ou
1 which It Is printed may be yellow and
1 dusty, but the certificates are there.
Tho now rumors of an approaching
completion of his motor through John
? Jocob Astor, William K. Vandorbllt,
William Cullon Brewster and some
other Now York capitalist who have
made an investigation that convinced
them there was something In the
1 Keely motor and are ready to baok tho
1 discoverer for any amount up to fifty
million dollars are rater contradictory.
1 It Is declared tbo Now Yorker? will
have nothing to do with tho scheme
, unless Keely will movo hia laboratories
and workshops to Now York. ,And
that the wizard has flatly rofused to
1 do. Ho doesn't mince matters and
1 evon with rich men?even for a trifle
' like fifty million dollars. If he suc
' odeda in perfecting his machine hu
will hi> independent of tbe world.
At the beginning of his published
; career, Koely succeeded In Interesting
several woalthy Philadelphias in his
discoveries, and - they got up a corn
1 pans. Then he made an exhibit of juet
so muoh as ho wanted them to see, and
tho stock was offered in tho market.
There were several years of that, and
thon tho promised perfecting did not
como, and the Quakers flagged in their
fidelity. Finally most of them with
drew their financial support. Thoso
who ?tili believed In him could not
give the money, and fifteen years ago
Keoly was in hard straits. Then Mrs.
Bloomfield Moore, a rich woman, of
tho quaker olty, eamo to his rescue,
and she has give him about $400 a
month ever since. Sho is a curious
old lady, and if she doesn't believe in
Keely she makes pooplo think she
does. It is sho who is engineering tho
deal with the New York kings of
WHAT IS CLAIM KD FOR THE MOTOR.
But what is tbo Keely motor ?
Thore is only one man in the world
who can answor that question, and ho
is probably at this moment In the baok
room of his shop in Twentieth street,
1'hlladolphla. But he is not answer
If you hold a dumb bell' out at arm's
length and drop it, it will fall to tbe
fTOund. But Kooly's motor can keep
t up thore in tho air. and at any de
sired height?or will, whon it is com
pleted. If you lay a dumb bell down
on the ground, ana keep everyone from
touching it, it will lio there. But the
Keely motor can pick it up without
any visible substance touching .if and
place It on tho top of a posl.
If you oil up an engine, set all tho
belts, draw all tho fire from undor tho
boiler, and sit down ten feet away, tho
engino will wait as long as you do.
But the Keely motor will make that
engine start up and will send the fly
wheol at 100 revolutions a minute. Not
just now, but presently?when it is
Long ago he quarreled with the !
Keely Motor Company and broke up
tho machinery which he had spent,
years in preparing. At least, he said
no had broken it up. Some of the
men who had klssoo tholr contribu
tions good-by said he never bad made
any such machinery. Whon he was
in straits, after that rapture, Mrs.
Moore, who hersolf owned a good deal
of the Kooly motor ato.de, insisted ho
should ??vor hl? connection with that
organization and confine himself to the
perfecting of an apparatus which
wouln demonstrate his principle acd
reduce it to practical uso, and abandon
tho hope of making something that
QOuta be patented.
Ono of his friends?ono who has
been very true to htm?begged him to
tell the secret, &o that if he should die
suddenly some other scientist oould
take up the work where he left it and
go on, that tbo priceless boon be
qot lost to clvlizatlon. But Keely
baa positively refused. He says he
has discovered, and that the ac
count of his study and the result of [
his experiments are committed to a
safety deposit vault, and that if he
should ever die before the motor Is
completed tho truth will be made
known. So the friend and backer did
what they have all been doing for a
quarter of a century?ho waited.
Mtb. Moore sayB she doesn't know
any more than tho rest of them, ami
that at least is doubtless true. But
she has every faith in the man, an! he
Is welcome to any part of hor fortune
that he wants?and has been since
1882. If he Is successful she oan't
make muoh out of it, and she says she
doesn't want to. And if he wero to
arrive at a solution of his problems to
morrow ho could not expeot to enjoy
his triumph vorj long. A man of 70
doesn't feel that ho has much leeway
in tho matter of time.
No man knows what the Keely
In tho first place, Keely said when
he was a boy ho saw the window of
his shop shake, and minutes after the
wagon whiohihad shaken it went past.
Tho wagon was so far away it could
not be heard when the window be
trayed its coming. Another time he
found there was a certain faucet in tho
house which, when turned in a certain
hour of the day, would permit the
water to drip ; and that the dripping
of tho water at that time whould shako
the whole house He went, into the
rooms next door, and found the fall of
that water?a drop at a time, remem
ber?could bo felt there.
One time a number of men were
I practicing a drum corps in a street,
and a 'storm came up, and they went
into a hall. The score made all the
drums break Into a concerted roll on
instant. And as the roar of that drum
ming smote the air the windows were
From all this he understood there
was such a thing as sympathetio vibra
tions by whloh a force could, under
curtain conditions, ho communicated
from one object to another. And he
believed this force was tremendous.
Those vibrations are In tho ether
which surrounds our earth, which per
vades our universe, and the possibilities
of tho successful Kooly motor are
limited only by tue limitations of
space. objects vitalized so as to
vibrato In this ether with a certain
relation to each other will together
exert a tremendous foreo. Tbe ap
plication of that force to material
things in earthly affairs in all Mr.
Keely has to do now. He has found
TUE RESULT IS STILL IN MYSTERY.
AU ?hat is known is that when two
eortain objects are in proper relation
to eaoh other, tho vibrations give
them control oror a force greater than
anything known in physics; a force
that sots the laws of gravity at de
fiance ; a force beside which magne
tism 1b as child's play. How far Keely
has progressed in developing machi
nery whloh will apnrehond this force
and apply it to munJ:.ne objects is the
problem. He may know all about It.
He may bo ablo, if he will, to hitch
bis engine tomorrow to a steamship
and drive her across the Atlantic with
out the use of a ton of coal. He may
bo able to attaoh It to a freight car
and travel from Philadelphia to Chica
So In two hours. He may be able tu
rive a tunnel through a mountain,
or sink a shaft into tho earth. He
says he can do any of these things
when the motor is completed, and he
has said timo and again that he was
at tho very verge of completion. He
may be fooling them he may be thore
And on the other hand, he may know
nothing. Ho has never given a test
outside of his workshop. What things
he has in his tanks and rooms no one
knows. He has never permitted a
thorough investigation. Keely has
onjoyed the confldence. of some of the
hrewdest investors of the age. The
tests he has given have been in the
presenco of men of sllonco, and if he
has not a new force be has a method
of controlling old forcos that none ol
them can understand. And If he hat
what he protonds to have ho will
surely revolutionize the mechanics ol
tho world. The perfection of hit
motor will bo tho doom of the steam
And in the light of these stupendous
possibilities ono can understand some'
what of the induence he has wielded
. for so many years. The perfection ol
his motor means the greatest advance
In seientilie fields that has ever beer
OAN'T GIVE AWAY INTOXICATING
Judge Slmoutou Kendlers His Deels
ion In the W. 10. Uou/.aleo Llquoi
Judge Simonton, in tho United States
Circuit Court, has rendered a deci
sion in the case, of A. E. and W. E,
Gonzales, and the liquor owned by the
Gonzales has been withdrawn from the
jurisdiction of the court. The follow
ing is his decision :
The case was "heard at the same
time with that of Mr. N. G. Gozales,
and in general presents tho same
There wore two kegs marked In the
name of A. E. Gonzales, with labels
showing that they were imported from
North Carolina by A. E. Oonzalos, for
bis personal use, by a common carrier.
Mr. A. Ei Gonzales in his ovldenee
shows these facts to be true, but he
adds that ho had given one of the bar
rels to his brother, W. E. Gonzales.
In the opinion just filed, it has been
shown that liquor Imported from an
other State or from a foreign country,
for the personal use of the Importer,
Is protected by the intorestato com
merce law, and that this protection Is
continued over the importation after
its arrival, so long as this personal
use and consumption continues. If,
however, thla personal use and eon
sumption cease, the protection censes
also.- In the present case, Mr. A. E.
Gonzalos imported for his own ubo
two packages. One claimed in his own
use and for his own consumption. The
other did not. Ho gave it away. The
police law of this State forbids this.
Indeed, if packages oould bo Imported
by one for his own ubo, and after ar
rival oould be given to others, thore
could be no limit to the number so
imported by one person or to that of
the recipient after they wore im
ported. The protection of the inter
state commoreo law Is a personal
privilege. It cannot be tiansferred to
another person and give to him the
Eretention given to the importer only
Dcause he actually Imported the
Tho packago belonging to A. E.
Gonzales Is In tbe possession of the
respondent, F. M. Mlxson. Let him
deliver it to the owner, and after suoh
delivery, this rulo will he discharged.
Tho other package, that now owned
by Mr. W. E. Gonzales, has been with
drawn from the jurisdiction of this
CHAB. H. SlMOTOtf,
?Tho hottest mines In the world are
the Comstoek. On tho lower levels
Io boat is so great that tbo men can
not work over 10 or 15 minutes at a
ilmo, Ico molts before It reaches the
bottom of the shafts.
Report ofthe Earnings for the Quar
ter Ending October al? Over $200,
OOO Made Since the Dispensary
Went Into Operation.
Tbe last quarterly report of tbe oper- ,
atlons of tbe Dispensary for the year
was made publio yesterday. It has
been ready over a month and the de.'ay
In giving It to the publio has been
caused by the legislative committee
which has to investigate. Tho profits
for the quarter amount to $20,507.12,
and for whole time since it has been
in operation the amount is $210,608.16.
A resume of the operations is given
below and there are some figures in it
that will naturally excite some curi
osity. For instduee, there is an item
of $5,973.74 charged to personal ac
counts due tue State. This is quite
a largo sum for an institution doing
business on a cash basis. Chief Clerk
Scruggs- in speaking of this matter
yesterday said that the committee
would, in its report, explain all this.
Personally he mentioned several items,
such at $500 duo by suspended banks
in Chester and Manning, and some
other items of a similar nature.
The following is a report of tbo
Receipts?Balance July 3i, $80,452.
02; August, $44,640.84; September.
! $90,858.96 ; Ootober, $111,798.13 : total
I for quarter, $24,297.93; total-cash $327,
September, $42,980.05; Ootober, $89,
181.89; total for quarter, $223,328:31;
balance. In State Treasury, and in
banks, October 31, $104,422.54: total,
Assets : Cash in Treasury and banks,
$104,422.54 ; teams a,.;' wagons, $752.66;
morohandise at tho State Dispensary,
inventory, $45,554.24; whiskey in local
warehouses and (in transit upon whioh
government tax has been paid to the
amount of $13,189.98; machinery and
office fixtures. $2,656.47 ; supplies, bot
tles, corks, labels, etc., $9,927.11; reve
nue license, $150.00; personal ac
counts due State, $5,978 74.
Merchandise at Count' Dispen
saries, State profit added, $124,817.78;
deduct State unearned, $22,185.13,
Value of above merchandise at cost
price In County Dispensaries, $102,
309.05; total, $234,936.04.
Liabilities: Personal accounts duo
by State on merchandise purchased,
Traxler's profit as revised up to and
luclustve of July 31, $110,559.04; de
duct additional liabilities not schedul
ed, $286.36; leaving $110,272.08; to
which add two personal accounts or
ronerously scheduled by Traxler as
liabilities, $434.05; making Traxler's
net profit to date, $110,700.73.
Net accrued profit April 30, $48,327.
66; not acerued profit July 31, $31,
066.65 ; notaccured profit present quar
ter, $20,507.12 ; net acoured profit from
February 1 to October 31, $99,901.43;
total acourred profit from beginning ol
operations to close of present quarter,
The gain and loss account follows :
Gain : Gross gain on merchandise,
$74,805.76; gross gain on contraband,
$4,000; Dispensary beer profit, $4,
722.24; discounts, $0,160.22; total, $30,
Losses: Bottles, corks, boxes, bar
rels, labels used during quarter, $20,
878.25; breakago and leakage, $392.76:
labor, $2,48.'.36: Insurance, $(365.73;
constabulary, $11,414.33; freight and
express, $12,S41.71: stationery, oxponse,
printing, postage, $4,825.62.
Loss by fire on Branchville Dispen
sary, adjusted on the three-fourths
clause basis, $333.40; net gain on sah
for present quarter, $28,855.91 ; total,
THE PAST QUARTER.
Net gain on sales for quarter ondirg
October 31, $27,855.91.
Unearned profits July 31, $26.619.31
reduction in prices on above, $12,459.
97 ; not unearned profit July 31, since
. acoured, $14,159.34; total profit foi
t this quarter, ending Ootober 31, earnec
and unearned, $43,015.25; deduct un
earned profit on goods unsold in Count]
Dispensaries, $22,508.13; leaving $20,
PELT ICD WITH CORN.
> Peculiar Custom Observed During
? the Great Fall Festival.
I What cotton is to tho South, corn ii
[ becoming to tho West. The groa'
[ fields of Indian maize which covor th<
, prairies are tho source of much of tb<
wealth of tho Missouri Valley, and th?
'[ manner of recognition of its impor
, tanco is worthy the orglnality of tin
l people. Cornhusking bees cannot b(
held, as tho grain is shucked in th<
j fields, while corn festivals aro not onb
. feasible, but unique, and attract mucl
[? attention, says Too Altoona News,
i The originator of the corn fostiva
> aimed to make it different from al
i others on earth, and succeeded. Tin
one hold here attracted thousunds o
visitors, who came by the carload t <
\ see what could bo done to crown Kin;
Corn in a becoming manner. Then
are no speobos, no program, no proces
sion. A dozen bands play when am
where thoy will.
The oarriages and peoploare decorat
ed with cornhiiBks, and tho ston
fronts aro built up with such lavlsl
1 decorations aa to make tho street:
seem liko a fiold. At dusk handsom<
' floats appear and display tho odditiei
[ of fiction and poetry, with corn as th<
* central feature. A* price is offered t<
' the man who can drive with a load o
watermelons through the street an<
1 not havo them stolon. Several try bu<
none succeed, t
' Maskers como out, and thon bogim
tho fun. Corn is tho weapon of tin
1 enemy?shollod corn, dry, yollow kor
1 nels, baid as bullots and dried to ripe
, perfeetion in tbo glorious prairie au
tumn. Every One carries a sack of It
and pelts his neighbor. The drivers ol
floats and tho street oar conductors
are subjected to a rattling rain of corn
Thousands of foot tramp over tho fal
len grain, and as tho supply grows
1088 tho store, decorations are torn
away to contribute to the hilarity.
Midnight scarcely sees an end to the
sport, and tho noxt morning presents
a street surface which neods only a
generous rain and a fierce sun heat to
be converted into a kind of huge loaf of
It is remarkable what unique effoots
can be produced by moans of tho oorn
decorations. Dresses, capes and hats
of husks, with cob and kernel trim
mings, do not look so bad, and all
sorts of pictures can be made of tbe
?During tho last 40 years Senator
John Sherman has been a private citi
zen only one day. Whilo this is quite
a good record for offloeholding, Sena
tor Morrlll, of Vormont, has a better
one. He entered tbo' bouse in 1855
with Senator Sherman, and slnoo that
date has not lost a single hour of office
?In 1813 postage ratos in tho United
States woro : "Singlo letters, by land,
40 miles, 8 cents; 90 miles, 10 cents ;
150 mllos, 124 cents; 300 miles, 17
cents; 500 miles, 20 oents ; over 500
miles, 25 oents ; double letters, twice
the single rates, one ounce at the rato
of four single letters."
It is an interesting fact that while
the now Rhode Island State oapitol in
Providence is to bo built of Georgia
marblo, the Georgia State House la
built of Indiana marble.
?It is said that in the future, fire
men's olothos in England will be made
of asbestos or mineral wool. It is non
oumbustlblo, a non-duotor of boat, and
it Is In no way injured by water.
Highest of all in Leavening Power.?Latest U. S. GcVt Report
NOTES ON THE EXPOSITION.
Tino NEGKO BUILDING.
When tho World's Fair 'was yet in
the lnoiplenoy of planning, efforts were
made to haveja separate building set
apart for the exhibits of the negro.
But the opposition of the negroes at
the North to such separation and tho
unwillingness of the directors to incur
a supposed governmental antagonism
to suon a step, defeated the request.
A similar request was made of tho di
reotors of the Atlanta Exposition by
prominent Southern negroes. Tho idea
was considered a good one, and a negro
commissioner, Garlington Penn, was
appointed, and the Negro Building be
came an assurod fact. The negroes
of the South and many from the North
took hold iu earnest and the result of
tu^tr '?Der is seen to-day in the Negro
Tho drat thing that catches one's eye
on entering the building Is a life-size
figure modeled in clay, Tho form is
that of a man of splendid physique and
strong muscular development, of pro
nounced African features, the nose, Hps
and hair being perfeetly executed. It
is a nude form, with the feet firmly
Elanted on a rook. Tho hands have
een shuekled, but the chains are
broken now, tho left hand Is free whllo
tho right ono still has tho iron band
tigbtly clusped around the wrist. The
form stands in an attitude of puzzled
query, and so good Is tbo expression
that, one oan almost hoar tho words
Balf free ; but not till musole and
brain can unlock this right hand am
free; bu thow?" This figure was
modeled in the basement of tho Ad
ministration Building since the Expc
sltlon opened, by a negro attache of one
of the departments. It is of ton claimed
that the negro is a good Imitator but
oannot originate. In the post this may
have been true in a degree, but the no
gro in tho future will hold his own In
this respect; not perhaps In the Imme-1
diate future, but It Is surely c ?tning. |
Among the exhibits from Washing
ton city is a combination desk and
lady's work box that is wonderfully
convonlent and yet Is qulto slmplo. A
drawor Is rlttod as a work box with re
ceptacles for tho usual sewing para
pbanalla. This drawer In closing low
ers a Ud which Is covored with felt,
and there' is a desk. Washington city
has a good exhibit, but tho exhibitor
smilingly explained that many of hor
people were opposed to a separate ex
hibit and refused to lend their work.
There were quite a numbor of well
executed oil paintings in this building.
Some were ovldontly by amateurs, but
they compared favorably with the work
from many of the whito schools. What
strikes one as a little strange is the
fact that all tholr figures In statuary
and painting with tho exception of the
one already noted, are ol the Cauca
sian race, sbowing that their ideal is
n tbo white race.
Tho Southern schools have nearly all
made creditable exhibits, Clark Uni
versity bolng probably tho most inter
esting as it is tho most practical, giving
a full exhibit of their surgical and
traiuod nurso department. Tuskegee,
Ala., has another exhibit that is strik
ingly good. One well-made buggy bo
lng tbe work of the students of that In
stitution, and from the dressmaking
department there wore several dresses
that were very neat In their finish.
Inthe Vlgirnla exhibit thore wore a
number of chairs beautifully carved,
and a mantel that was especially good.
Apropos of carving, ono of tho best ex
hibits in tho building was an exhibit
of hand-carving by a South Carolina
negro, G. R. Dovano, of Charleston.
Several panels were exqutsito, tho con
ception and execution being dainty and
delicate. Ho had a numbor of walking
canesaud placques with faces carved on
them, Mrs. Joe Thompson, Gov. Atkin
son and S. M. Inman boiug true to life.
Ho Is an uneducated man past his first
youth, and this work seoms to stamp
him as a genius, since bo "jest took
hit up." Ho told us that ho sot down
and cut a 'gator (an alligator) on dat
stiek an' used jest a pen knife."
An exhibit of extraordinary interest
is that from Africa, houthen Africa,
and tho contrast is great between civi
lized and uncivilized negroes. Gourds,
big, little, odd and curious seem to
havo boon used In Innumerable ways,
such as platters, drinking cups,
receptacles for all kinds of food, etc.
One idol, a hideous stone affair, and
fetiches,. queer but Indescribable:
woods, queer bird nests, native woven
cloth, natlvo embroidery In colored
grasses, reed work and cane work are
among the most conspicuous objects.
On the wall is a quilt made by a natlvo
teacher.. It has a white ground upon
which Is appllqued a perfeot coffee tree
In natural colors, loaves, flowers and
fruit. It Is a counterpart of ono which
the samo woman made and presented
to Queen Victoria. This exhibit Is
duo to tho work of B'shop Turner.
Thore aro good exhibits from Ten
nessee and North Carolina, the latter
being especially good as it la more
typical of tho section, being tar, to
bacco, walnuts, hickory nuts, corn and
farm produce generally. In all ex
hibits tho women havo dono their part,
millinery, dressmaking and launder
ing, and there aro quantities of tidlos,
lacos, ombroldory, etc., but somehow
one foe.is that thero Is a groat lack
soinowhoro. Whore Is " olo mamma
Chloo," who usod to make such cakes,
eakos that no ono ever mado so well,
and broad, light, white and tlaky, and
great beautiful heaps of butter, piled
in golden balls, eaeh ball printed In
some miraculous manner with a knife
blade; and "Aunt Dinah," who wus
the envy of ul I bor neighbors for hor
presorvos, jolliobpnd pickles? Whore
are thoy ? Is tho '? now negro woman "
going to relegate those to tho rea'ms
of barbarity and take to doing antima
cassars daubing in oils, oto., or havo
the Aunt Dinahs und mamma Chloos
scorned to put tholr treasured work
on exhibition ? The now i ^ro is
needed, but as long as tbo Southorn
shoros aro laved by doa and gulf wo will
neod tho old negro, the old " mammas "
aud " uncles."
How the Senses Drop to Sleep.
?Now physicians and physiologist
oome the front with the astoundir
statement that a man goes to sle<
piecemeal instead of altogether a'
simultaneously, as it were. That i .
the senses do not lull themselve i
umitod and at once into a state of
slumber, but cease to receive impres
sions gradually, one after the other.
At first the sight ceases, and next the
sense of tasto loses its susceptibility to
Even then, tbe Individual being
almost in a state of unconsciousness,
three still remain in a condition of
activity?smelling, hearing and
Gradually the sense of smelling goes,
then hearing, and, ilnally, with tho
lapse of thought, the entire body
becomes completely asleep.
The physiologists have gone even
further than this, and they say that
tho senses sleep with different degrees
of profoundness. The sense of touch
is the most easy to arose, next, that of
hearing, then sight and tasto and
Sleep steals on the body gradually,
certain parts of uftwolos beginning to
bleep before others. Slumber com
mences at the extremities, beginning
at the feot and legs. That Is why It is
always necessary to keep tho feot
?A Frenchman has invented a bi
oyclo that cau bo taken apart, packed
In a valise, and carried, It is claimed,
with ease and comfort.
?They say that there aro 10.00C
more women than men in little Rhode
Heart Disease Kills
Suddenly; but never without warning symp
toms, such as Faint, Weak or Guu-rry 8|>olls,
Irregular or Intermittent Pulse, 1'lutlcrInR
or Palpitation of tho Heart. Choking Sensa
tions, Shortness of Breath, Bwolllilg of Feet
and Ankles, etc.
Dr. Miles' Heart Cure,
Cures Heart Disease.
Mr. Goo. I.. Smith, of tho Ceo. L. Smlt
Mantel Co., Louisville, Ky., writes Feb. 20
1804: "For about a year I was a tcrrlblo suf
ferer from heatfe trouble, which got so bac
I was obliged to sit up In bed to get mj
breath. 1 had to abandon business and
could hardly crawl around. My friend, Mr
Julius C Voght, ono of our lending pharma
cists, asked mo to try Dr. Miles' Heart Cur
I had used little more than a bottle w'
tho pain COOsed and palpitations ontlr
disappeared. I havo not hud tho slight
trouble since, and today I am attending ti
business as regularly as ever."
Sold by druggists everywhere. Rook ot
Heart and Nerves sent frco. Address I)r
Miles Medical Co., Elkhart, Ind.
Dr. Miles' Kern: lies Restore Health
Columbia, Laurens an
berry Ri R.
10 80 .
10 02 .
I) -10 .
.. Columbia . 4 30
. . Ixjitphart .4 55
. . Inno _ 4 08
Pel lent I Me .... 5 25
.. White Roek ... 6 85
Chaplain . 5 55
Little .Mountain.. 5 15
Sllghs .0 22
.. Prosaerity.0 4i
.. Newborry.7 08
Jalaua ... 7 85
Gruv's Lane . . 7 47
. Klnnrd .7 57
. Goldvillo .8 10
Dovor .8 23
Clinton 8 80
F. E. SOHUMPERT,
Agent at Prosperity
Who is Will Whitener ?
He is our Fashionable Hair Cutter and Shaver,
-Uj^lDER OPERA HOUSE
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?Hold in grateful remembrance
those who have done you a good turn ;
try to forgot those who have done you
?Tho population of tho world avor
agea 109 women to every 100 men.
Elght-nlatha of the sudden deaths are
those of males.
?One of the most courious inven
tions on exhibition at the Mechanic*''
Fair, in Boston, is an augur that bores
a square hole.
?A noble part of every true life is
to learn.to undo what has been wrongly
DOft'T TOBACCO SffT Ott smoke YOUR UTE A.WAY
I is the truthful, startling title of a book
; about No-To-Bac, tho harmless, guaranteed
I tobacoo habit eure that braces up nicotin
lzed nerves, eliminates the nlroune poison,
makes weak men gain strengte, vigor and
mnnhood. You run no physical or finan
cial risk, as No-To-Bac is sold by Carpenter
Bros, nnder a guarantee to cure or money
refunded. Book free. Address Sterling
Remedy Co., New York or Chicago.
Is told ?Ith wrltte ?
guarantee to cur
f ulness.caured by ex
Tobacco and Alco
hoi; Mental i?? 1 >- ?
nlon, Bottom nr. "
Mm Urnln, causing Misery, Insanity imd Dentil
ltnrrenrns, Inipotenoy, Lofit Powor In olther nn
Promtituro Old Age, Iuvoluntnrv Losses, caused
by ovor-hnlulgonce, ovor-oxortlou ot tho Drain act'
Errors of Youth. It gives to Wenk Organe Uioir
N'nttirnl Vigor and doubles the Joys of lifo: cure*
Lucorrhona and FeniKlo Weakness. k month's trout
mi nt, in plain package, by mall, to any address, $1
i>er box, 6 boxes96. with every |A order w>> givo a
Written Guarantee to euro or refund tho money
Circulars free Ouarautoo Issued only by our ox
THE LAURENS BAR^
H. Y. BIMP80N. O. I). BARK8DALE
SIMPSON & BAItKSDALK, ?
Attorneys at Law,
LAURENS, HOUTII CAROLINA
Special attention givon to the investi
gation of titles and collection of claims
B. W. ha Li.. I.. W. himkin8. W. W. BALL
BALL., SIMKIKS & BALL,
Attorneys at Law,
Laurenb, South Carolina.
Will practice in all Stato and United
States Court. Spooial attention givon
|. T. JOHNKON. W. It. KICl-iKY
JOHNSON & 1UC11KY,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Offiok?Fleming's Corner, Nortliws
aide of Public Squaro.
LAURENS, - SOUTH CAROLINA
W. H. MAHTIN,
Attorney nt Law,
LAURENS, - 80UT1I CAROLINA.
Will praetiee In all Courts of this St*
Attention givon to collections.
To Introduce our furniture business
into ovory community in the South
cm States, find In order to do uo in
tho quickest time, have concluded to
mako some very liberal offers in bed
room suites to secure at least <.
customer at ovory post-ollice tn
tho noxt 00 dayB. Please road this
advertisement carefully and send at
onco for one of our special rulers.
Our great offer No. 1 consis.' \t ??-??
Solid Oak Bedroom Suite with large
dresser with 20x24 bevel mirror, one
largo Washstand, with doublo door
ana ilrawer, one 0-foot Bedstead full
width. This 8Uito of f limit uro is
fvorth in any furnlturo storo not Ichs
than ?15. Do not think for once that
it is a little cheup suite, for we assure
you it is not, but a largo, full-size
suite equal tounythingon the market
lu order to sUirt the salo of these
suites and to keep our men busy ami
introduce our business in your neigh
borhood, wo agree to ship one suite
only to each shipping point in tho
Sim tli for $15, when tho cash comes
with the order. This advertisement
will possibly appear twice in ibis pa
per, therefore if you are interested,
cut this out ami semi with $l.r> ami the
suitu will be shipped to you. If it is
not Just as represented you may re
turn tho suite at our expense and
your $16 will be refunded to you. Our
catalogue containing many illustra
tions of rare bargains and house fur
nishing goods will bo sent to'you up
The suite above described is a spec
ial bargain ami does not appear in the
OatalOgUO. therefore it Is useless to
write for illustrations ol this suite,
and while you are delaying writing
some one else may get the bargain.
Wo assure you that we will not. ship
but one suite in your neighborhood
at this price. After one suite has been
shipped in the neighborhood tho
price will go to at least $30.
l_. F. PADGETT
sic BROAD ST., AUGUSTA, OA."
South Carolina and Gcargia Railroad Co
" THE CHARLESTON LINE.
Schedule in effect March 10. 1805.
COLUMBIA Dl VISION.?East Hound.
Lv Columbia. 6 50
Ar Hranchville. . 9 05 a
Lv Hranchville. . 9 20 am
Ar Charleston.11 at) am
Lv Columbia. 4 20 pm
Ar Charleston. 8 40 pm
Lv Charleston. 7 20 am
Ar Columbia.11 03 am
Lv Charleston. 530 pn
Ar Hranchville. 8 00 pa
Lv Hranehviiio.????. 8 15 pm
Ar Columbia. 1010 pm
AUGUSTA DlVISlON.-Wcst Hound.
Lv Columbia. 6 50 am 4 20 pm
Ar Hranchville. 7 35 am tiiWpm
Lv Hranchville. 0 2?pm 8 00 pm
Ar Augusta.12 15 pm 10 45 pm
Lv Augusta. D 40 pm
Ar Hranehviiio. A 25 pro
Lv Hranchville. 7 10am
Ar Columbia.10 10 pm
CAM DEN BRANCH.?Bust Hound.
Lv Columbia.0 50 am
Ar Camdon.12 05 pm
...3 4? pm
..10 10 pm
At Columbia with Southern Hallway to and
from all points in upper South and North
Carolina. Through traini between Charles
ton and Asheville, N. C.
Any other information, folders, maps, oto
will bo furnished on application to
B. S. BOW EN, General Manager, Columbia
L. A. RMKKSON, Trafllo Managor. Charles
ton, 8. C.
O. II. PARKS, Traveling Agont, Columbia
a.ll ELECTRIC street ca.r3 PASS
flRS-CLASS SERVICE THROUGHOUT.
OUTHERN EXPOSURE. - COLUMBIA, S, C.%
t a. new Hotel eleoantly ruR/iiSHEo,
/- flAJH street,
' one SQUARE FROM STA te HOUSE.
PAGAN BBOTHERS, Proprietors
PEOPLH WON'T BUY.
A tecond time from a biitiness house when
their first transaction ha* been unsatisfac
tory. All our patrons stick tout; each new
customer becomes a permanent business
friend. What Is the conclusion?
AUGUSTA LUMBER CO.,
IVors, Saab, Blinds, Lumber. Btc.
" ? of tho ivt., ic-,-.
PORT ROYAL & WES
olina Railway. "A
Asheville Bhort Line." J. K
Receiver. Schedule in effect
Lv Augusta.9 40 am
Ar Greenwood.12 10 pm
Anderson. 8 00 pm
l.uurcHP... 1 18 pm
Greenville. 2 60 pm
Glenn Springs. 4 00 pm
8aluda. -i ^ nm
Hendersonville. .. 6 16 pm
Asheville.6 80 pm
Lv Asheville. 8 00 am
Spartanburg.11 45 am
Greenville.11 40 am
Laurens.1 15 pm
Anderson. 020 am
Greenwood.2 15 pm
Ar Augusta. 605|m
Savannah. 5 05 am
Lv Greenwood. 6 23 pm
Ar Raleigh. 1 20 am
Norfolk. 7 00 am
Petersburg. 6 00 am
Richmond. 6 40 am
2 83 i
12 00 n*
6 20 pm
5 43 pm
6 45 pm
TO ATHENS, ATLANTA AND POINTS
Lv Greenville. 9 45 am
Lv Anderson.9 20
Augusta. 9 40 am
Greenwood.12 48 pm
Ar Athens. 808 pm
Ar A i hint i. 4 09 pm
11 40 am
|2 42 pm
5 09 pm
7 45 pm
Close connections at Greenwood for all
points on 8. A. L. mid 0. ?v G. Railway, ant"
at Spartanburg with Southern Railway.
For information relative to tickets, rates,]
schedules, etc., address
it. L. Toi>l>. Trav. Pass. Agent.
W.J. (JUAIG, Gen. Push. Agent.
t? 8. Cureton, Agent. C. H. Speights, Qei
Agent, Greenville, 8. 0.
J. R. Fant, Agent, Anderson, 8. 0.
PIEDMONT AIR LINK,
ooirsntn? schbduu vi Mamrm vaAm,
October 6, 180?.
Lt a i Inn to C T.
" Atlant? H.T.
" Mt. Airy_
" Bo noes.
" lUackiDtrrt ?
* King's Ml_
Atlanta E. T.
A 11nntn O. T.
6 68 p
"A" a. m. "P" p. m. "M" noon. "N" night.
Mos. 87 snd 88?Washington and Southwestern
Vcstlbuled Limited, Through Pullman Bleepen
between New York and New Orleans, via Wash
Ington. Atlanta and Montgomery, and alao I;;
iween New York and Memphis, via WashlngUr
Atlanta and Birmingham. Dining Cars.
Nos. 86 and 86 United States Fast Mail. Pullc
Sleeping Can between Atlanta, New Orleans i
Nos. 81 and 82, Exposition Flyer, Through j
...ii Sleepers between New York and Atlanl
Washington, On Tuesdays ami Thursdays!
nsctlon will tie made from Richmond with
II, and on these dates Pullman BleepingCa*
ho operated between Ulehmond and All'
Wednesdays and Saturdays connection
lauta to Richmond with thronen
rill bs u> leave Atlanta by train N<
Nos 11 and 12, Pullman Sleeping
Richmond, Danville and Uteonsbo
W. A. TURK, B. 11. HARD WICK,
QeiTI P?? Agt, Ass'i (teu'l Pass. Ag't,
Wasninoion, D. 0. Atlanta., Ga?
W ? RYDER, Superintendent, CliAjf
South CaUumna, /
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WtisVHiiit, ii <;
imoil Nelirilnlc ft
rOVEMDKR a, isV
Trains run by 76th Mcrtdla
1.10 p m
1.88 ? m
LH p m
ft.07 p m
8.40 p m
8.10 p m
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ll ii nit
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Trains leave Spaitanbnrg, A.snd < itli I >n
asrth bound 6:18 a. m.. ion p ni.. ft 21 p. in ,
aisp.m.,Vcstlbuled LlmltedV.suuthlMui'id. ? ;?
S. 18., 8:06p. ta? 5:26a. m.. 11:37 a m,(V% Ulm cd
Trains leave Greenville, A. sud C. H.vM n,
northbound, 5:06 a. m.. 2:10 p. in., 9:51 p. m? ami
fc80 p. m., (Vestlbtlled Limit*.!): sonll bound,
1:60 a. in., 4:62 p. m., 6:21 a, in., 12:28 p. in,, (Ves
rf> i'M 11ii? fill NiTl'lec.
Pullman Palm ? Sleep ng ( ?r? <-n Trat *35 and
88, 31 siul 82, 87 and 8h, on A. and c. IH i inn.
W. A. TURK, S. II. II \ row I K
Oen. Paiw. Agt. As'tOen, IV? i at. "rg,
W. II 'IKKKN, I. M. . ? |,p
u<ii ftiiperlniciideut, i' Mgr.
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