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A New, Old Story.
"It in of no use!" said Mary d?
Rperatoly. "1 can't think of a single
thing to nay."
Xlm sat and frornod gloomily, bit
log the ond of bor pen-holder. Now
and thon she ran hor band distractedly
through hor hair. This was a trlok
Of hers when thinking hard, and, as a
rule, the result was more Btartllng
M It is of no uso!' sbo said again ; but
this time with a ditTeront inflection.
" I mustn't sit hero and give way to
laziness like this. If 1 don't writo a
tale, wo oan't pay the grocor's bill !
I must and will begin, only?what on
earth am I to say ?"
Mary's brain was fertile enough,
and her busy fancy generally delighted
in spinning love stories and tho like.
In tho early days of her scribbling sho
had been greatly laughed at by her
mother and slstors, but when welcome
little checks began to come In return
for bulky envelopes sent through tho
post, the tone of the family altered,
and Mary had for some time been re
garded as a person of Importance.
Porhaps they overrated her powers,
for they had come to the conclusion
that Mary could do almost anythlug.
Mary's head was looked upon us a
hank, upon which an unlimited amount
of modest demand could be drawn, and
the girl now and then felt a trillo over
whelmed us she realized what was ox
pected of her.
"Oh, Mary must write a tolo," her
mother would say easily, when au ad
ditional oxpon60 was suggested. So
the fancy of the moment would be In
dulged In, and Mary would shut her
self up In the little room she called
her own, from whence in due time she
would emerge tirod but triumphant.
On this particular morniug, how
evor, sho racked hor brains in vuln.
She tried her hardest to think of sumo
Blender frame-work upon which to
hang the usual mild lovemaklug, but
the more she tried to woo " tho muso,"
tho more obstinatoly did the said muse
refuse to respond to her advauces. -
"I feel oxaotly as If a wet spongo
had been passed over ray brain," sho
^-thought despairingly. "There doesn't
5?hftm a single idea left."
Just then a gentle rap oame at the
"Come In," said Mary, impatiently.
She never liked Doing interrupted
when sho was trying to work, and just
how-she folt more than usually cross.
Her face relaxed a little, however,
when she saw hor visitor.
" You, John! T thought it was
eiinie. I wonderod what over sho
Poor Jennie," said the nowcomer,
"Poor Mary, I think," rejoined
"Why, whatever is tho mattor V"
asked John Redmond, taking a scat,
und ovidoutly prepariug to make him
self as coin for table as circumstances
permitted. Ho looked vory strong and
capable as he smiled down upon Mary,
and the girl was conscious of a distinct
feeling of relief though she hardly
knew its source.
"Well," said Mary. *' I feel worried
aniMiothero.il. You know, John, bow
much all our folks have got into the
way of looking to me for holp in monoy
" Yes. J know," replied John, with
a rather curious intleetion.
" I like to do It," said Mary, quickly.
" It makes me very glad and happy to
do it. I should not say a word about
it to anybody but you, but you alroady
know these details. You aro such an
intimato friend of tho family, aren't
" A very Intimn 9 friend of the
family," echoe? '.o young man,
" And mother has often told you how
easy it was forme to earn a few pounds,
" Very ofton," answered the young
man again, with the same gravity.
"Well, John," said Mary, lifting a
pair of very earnest eyes to his, her
accents full of sorrow and dismay, "I
em sometimes afraid I can't keep on
" What makes you think 60?" asked
"I can't think of anything," said
Mary, tho tears brimming up into her
eyes. " I have sat here this morning
for nearly an hour, and not a single
Idea has come to mo. And?I didn't
dare to toll mother and the girls !?my
last story was rejected. It was such a
blow, for I bad beon counting on tho
money to buy Jennie's summer dress.
She was rather cross when I told hor
she. must wait a little longer."
" My dear little soul !" said tho
oung man "you arc overworked,
'hat le the simple explanation of the
Tho kindness of his tono seomod to
altogether break down Mary's com
posure, for?after a momentary strug
gle for calmness?she dropped her head
into her hands and cried heartily.
John Redmond's face presented a
curious study, so many were the emo
tions that passed rapidly over It. He
made an Involuntary movement toward
tho little weeping figure, but the next
moment oheokod himself, and waited
quietly until Mary horsclf spoke.
"I don't know whatever you will
think of me !" sho said, rather shame
facedly, us she wiped hor oyes. " I
don't know what made mo do it! But
I'm so muoh obliged.to vou for letting
mo 'have it out.' I fool bettor now."
"To be sure you do," sold John,
with a friendly and rather tondor
laugh. "I have always understood
that a 'good cry' was a groat luxury to
"For pity's sako, don't call mo a
'young lauy '." cried Mary, with an as
sumption of her usually energetic man
ner. "I do hate that phrase."
"Just as you please," returned John
easily. " What shall 1 call you ?
" Noithor one nor the other," said
Mary, flushing a little, a shade of her
late despondency again falling upon
her. "I am nothing in tho world but
writer of penny love stories, and
g oven the small amount of capa
rly required for that."
'That is nonsense," exclaimed John,
how speaking earnestly. "As 1 said
before, you aro overworked. You have
been doing too much. Your brain
needs a rest, and it ought to have one,
"ell, It can't just at present,"
shaking lu_? r heaj^-yefy
cerV bill. I shall
1 th -e two things
r a minute, but he
got an Idea," said
|Ty, "I think I could
a to have used up
,vo written about
prided to be poor, and
pho protended to bo
about the man who
ist detestation of
A ended by falling
. I have.related
finally gave up
ngs are worn
o become so
to press the
y olso bay have
"tome day, bntj
could only got tu bear of them. John,
haven't you uu Idoa of any ktud ? Or
some little thing that hasoomo within
your own experience ? Anything that
holde a tiny ?pico of romance, you
John looked at her lor a moment,
and seemed inclined to speak. Then
his mind apparently altered, and he
shook his head,
Oh !" orled Mary disappointedly,
" that is too bad. You looked oxaotly
us if you had an idea."
" Well," said John slowly, "a faint
glimmering did seem to ocme to me,
but I'm afraid you would think It
" Do tell mo 1" exclaimed Mary. " I
shall be so grateful."
"And I don't know that it is parti
cularly new," went on John In the
same doubtful way.
"Well, never mind," said Mary, in
a business-like way. " A great deal
depends on the treatment of tho sub
ject. Sometimes a very hackneyed
theme can be made to sound qulto
fresh. I have noticed it in several in
stances. Qo on, John." .
She fixed her eyes on him expect
antly, and a smile dawned in tho young
man's eyes as he looked at her.
" Is it humorous ?" asked Mary in
nocently, as she saw the smile.
"I don't know," aswered John, re
lapsing into gravity. " That entirely
depends upon how you regard it.
Things appeal so differently to dif
ferent minds, don't they ?"
"Th6y do," rejoined Mary prompt
ly. "Sometimes I have written things
which I thought wore funny, but other
people entirely failed to Bee tho joke ;
and on the other hand, I have been
laughed at for sentences which were
penned in perfeot seriousness. But
lot us proceed with tho subjoot in
band. 1 wish you would bogin, John,
for the time is getting on, and I shall
bo miserable unless I succeed in mak
ing a good start this morning."
"There's a lot in making a good
start, Isn't there?" asked John, with
" Oh ! a great deal," said Mary. " It
Is often the most difficult thing pos
sible to start. Once fairly begun the
work Is comparatively easy, because
one thing seems to lead to another."
"I seo 1" replied John reflectively.
Then a long silence fell between them.
" Do go on 1" said Mary impatiently,
"Well, tho fact is, Mary, 1"?with
considerable emphasis on tho pronoun
?" lind a diflloulty In starting. I<
think I could goou, If tho subject were
"Lot me help you out," said Mary,
with an air of resignation. " There Is
a girl in it, I supposo?"
"Oh, yes!" returned John, very
decidedly. "There Is a girl in it: and
an uncommonly nice girl, too."
"Good !" said Mary. " It is all easy
enough. Doscrlbo to mo hor ap
pearance, charae.tor, and surround
ings. Tell ino what sho did, and how
she did it. Then explain where the
man comes In - for there is a man in it,
I suppose ?"
" Oh, yes," said John, as decidedly
as before. " There Is a man in it."
"Well, what about him?" askoct
Mary. " Dear me, John ! 1 might as
well invent a thing myself, and have
done with it, if you can't tell mo
"I'll tell you !" said John, with tho
air of a man determined to make tho
plunge. 11 Only?Mary?promise me
one thing. Don't laugh at my story."
" Can I laugh if it is funny ?"' rejoin
"It Isn't," said John. "Well, not
oxactly. Er?in faot, I don't know
how it will striko you. I mean, don't
laugh at my clumsy way of telling it."
"Of courso not," replied Mary
kindly. "And I'm sure I'm very much
obliged to you, John, for taking all
" Well," began John, " this girl?tho
girl I am thinking of, you know?livod
at home with hor mother and sisters.
The father had died some years before,
leaving just enough money to supply
their bare wants, but no more."
" I quito unders and," said Mary, in
a tone which had a good deal of "fellow
feeling" in it.
" So, of course," wont on John, " lifo
was more or less of a struggle with
thorn. But, happily, one of the girls
?this special girl I began to talk
about?developed quite a talent for?
"For what?" asked Mary rather
"For painting," returned John
quickly, "She usod to paint quite,
lovely little things, and sell thorn to
'Yes," said Mary. "But when
does tho romanco begin, John?"
"I am coming to that," replied John.
" Give mo time, Mary."
"Ob, of course," said Mary amiably.
So altera brief pause, John wont on
" Years before, when these girls
wore quito little, their father had
shown a great kindness to an almost
Mary started, and a faint color crept
into hor cheeks: but John took uo
heed and his voice became tinner and
" To the action of that good man
tho boy owed whatever success camo
to him in aftor life. Go novor forgot
this, and ho often wondered bow ho
could boat repay tho debt be owed."
John paused, bill Mary did uotspeak.
" And as time went on lie found tbo
debt increased rather than diminished.
For though his first benefactor had
passod away, ho had left kindly hearts
behind him. And as the boy grew
into manhood ho prized more and moro
tho welcome ho over received from
those good women, and felt that in tho
world tboro was no spot so dear to him
as tho one thoy called home."
Again John paused, but Mary made
no effort to break tho sllohco.
" He loved thorn all," said John,
" but " here a now tcndcrno&s crept
Into his voice "ho learned at last
that for one of them ho had tbo lovo
which a man only gives to one woman
in tbo world. She was not, I think,
unite, understood hy her mother and
sister, much as they eared for her.
She bud a talent which sho was g I ad
to turn to useful account, but tho others
hardly realized that the task which
was generally a pleasure, might ut
times become very hard and WoaTP~
Tii<!y ^mUtfJJHt ,W??-play for
her to sit down and?paint. So some
times her ht art failed her a little."
Mary's face was very white now, but
the color rushed suddenly back into
It as John gently took her hand into
?'This young roan loved her, Mary
loved hor more dearly than I can qulto
teil you. But he waited a long time
before be dared to speak to her. Ue
knew how muoh depended upon her
in tho home, and ho felt ho had no
right to take her away until his posi
tion would enable him to offer comfort
to her and to thoso dear to her. It
often seemed a weary while, and bis
heart often ached. Hut tho time canm
at last. The time when ho felt that
he was froe to speak."
He paused,''and lor a few minutes
there was between them a deep silence.
Then his hand clasped hors more
fervently, and tie sold, " Mary !"'
As if irresistibly compelled, sho
looked Into Ills oyes. And In that
moment a full ^knowledge of what she
had never bofon-e oven guessed swept
ovor hor. She knew the sweotest of
I all earthly things -that she loved, and
i was beloved. \
" You worq' quite right, doarest,"
sold John, a wjhiio later. ^"Tho *k%r\
ovjfcLjf lies in jtoukiiiif a iBllMft i iifti
" The story 1? very hackneyed,"
whispered Mary. " But, oh, John !"
with a half mlsohlovoun. wholly tender
look - "isn't it wonderful how anything
BO old oan Do ?-o interesting?"
A NbW AND TRUt VIEW OF BRYAN.
THt: DIOaiOOHATIO candidate
ah a la w vi-:It.
He Has Always Been a Poor Mad?A
Oonstuteut Foe of Monopollea and
an Advocate of the Right.
James Creelman iu the New York World.
Lincoln, Nob., July 18.?William J.
Bryan has never at any time in his
life earaed more than $0,500 a year.
When he reached this figure $5,000
consisted of his salary as a member of
the House of Representatives. His
Income as a lawyer has averaged about
$1,000 a year, although he has man
aged to increase it to $1,500. His Hill
ary as a political editor of the Omaha
World-Herald was $1,800 a year. To
day his whole wealth hardly amounts
$8,000, and yet ho Is a mature, highly
trained man, with thousunds of friends
and a national reputation as au orator.
But his easy contempt for money, his
aversion to tho advocacy of corpora
tion interests, and his absorbing pas
sion for speech-making have prevent
ed him from acquiring wealth. Tho
truth is ,thut while he has dabbled at
law and journalism, the serious busi
ness of his life has been politics. Tho
White House has always been his goal,
although he looked upon the United
States Senate as the proper held for
his peculiar talents.
Mr. Bryan makes no secret of these
faotf. He entered the Union Law
School at Chicago in 1881, and Bat
three years by tho side of Adolphus it.
Talbot, his present law partner, who
is now a candidate for tho State Son
ate on the Republican ticket. These
two men have been Intellectual and
social intimates for fifteen years.
While Mr. Bryan was studying law
ho served as a clerk In the late Lyman
Trumbull's office at $5 a week. He
was easily the leader of his class and
had a weakness for buying books re
lating to various forms of modern gov
ernment. He immersed himself in
constitutional law aud shrank from the
teohnloal side of his profession. Tho
first school debate which Indicated the
trend of his mind turned on tho ques
tion whether a legislator should abide
by tho promptings of his own judg
ment or ascertain the wish of his con
stluents and follow that. Young Bryan
hold that a legislator should take euro
to ascertain tho truth himself and
should then educate his constituents on
sound principles, leading ruthor than
following the people.
Within twenty-four hours, however,
Mr. Bryan has told mo that he believes
a legislator had no right to depart
from tho platform on which ho is
elected. If he caunot consistently
carry it cut he should resign. Tho
people do not hire a legislator to think
for them, but act for them.
In his colluge debate ho argued that
statutes should not be based upon op
portunism, but that each law should
bo brought Into absolute harmony with
certain great fundamental ideas. TIiIh
was his constant theme. It accorded
with bis lovo of generalities, his pro
pensity for topics, which lent thom
selves to metaphor.
He was a tremendous student, but
his chosen studies lay along the lines
of least resistance?pleasant, abstrac
tions and broad political propositions.
Ho had no head for dry details. Bis
Chilosophers were Jackson, JclTeraon,
dncolu, Bonton, Judgo Cooley.
There is always a peculiar religious
grain running through Mr. Bryan's
thought. It was inherited from his
Baptist father. And this tendency is
marked whon ho discusses popular
His favorite answer to those who
question the Intervention of God in t!io
.affairs of men is tho last verso of Bry
ant's lines, "To a Waterfowl," which
I heard him rcpoat last night to the
newspaper correspondents who accom
panied him from Chicago when they
mot in his house.
He who from /one to zone
Guides through the boundless sky thy
In the long way that I must tread alone
Will lead ray steps aright.
After graduating from tho law school
Mr. Bryan sorved six months more in
Lyman Trumbull's office, and then
went to Jacksonville, 111., where ho
studied law for about four yoars in h
otllco of Brown & Kirby.
It has been said that he never iu hio
life has appeared in court aa tho rop
rcsentativo of a corporation. In a
sense this is strictly truo. On two or
throo occasions, when the senior mem
bers of tho lirm were absent, bo mado
minor motions for them in tho Jack
sonville courts on behalf of a railway
company which they represented. But
he has nover accepted u foe, directly
or Indirectly, from a corporation.
When ho left Congress he was olfor
ed a s.alary of $10,000 a year for his
services as gcnoral attorney for a rail
way and oil enterprise owned by tho
Standurd OH Company. His answer
was that no would not tako the posi
tion for all tho profits of tho company.
A few days later ho mentioned tho
fact to his present partner.
" You have made a groat mistake,
Bryan," said Mr. Talbot. "Toll them
you have a partner who Is not bo seiwl
Mr. Bryan failed to see tho point.
"I'd rather tako cases I am In sympa
thy with and live an I do now than bo
presldont of tho Standard Oil Com
pany," ho replied.
When Mr. Bryan carno to Lincoln In
1887 and formed a law partnership
with Mr. Talbot, be urgod his old
classmato to resign his position us
counsel for the Missouri Pacific Rail
Mr. Bryan insisted that such a con
, ncction would prevent tho firm from
taking cases against allied corpora'
tlons. The parfcgtorship agreement
provided thS&Ltjro firm should have
nothing to do wrth tho Missouri Pacific
or any other corporation, and that that
part Of iue business should be the per
sonal aliaii* of Mr. Talbot. In order to
omphasi/.o b!s opposition, Mr. Bryan
twlco appeared hi court against tho
Missouri Pacific Company.
When the Rock Island Railway
Company completer! its lino to Lincoln
several eases against tho road, involv
ing tho appraisal of private laud, were
brought the firm. Mr. Talbot declined
t'O.Aoko thorn on the ground thai ho
was ara*Nwpj< lawyer.
Mr. Bryan bapptrtfcO- to be abaVnt'
from Lincoln at tho time, but when he
roturued ho immediately brought suit
against tho Rock Island Company for
a widow and won tho Case In a single
speech. He accepted several other
suits against the same company.
The relation between Mr. Bryan and
Mr. Talbot wore Interesting. For
years Mr. Bryan was chairman of the
Democratic county committeo, whllo
Mr. Talbot was chairman of tho Re
publican county committee. Frequent
ly the two committees mot at tho same
time In the adjoining rooms of the
Mr. Bryan's opposition to his part
ner in politics was no less striking
than his antagonism to him on tho
subject of corporate power.
When Mr. Bryan was In Congress ho
was urged to voto against tho anti
trust bill. Telegrams were sont from
tho Hast to Mr. Talbot asking him to
urge his partner to vote against tho
bill. Mr. Talbot promptly telegraphed
to Mr. Bryan ou tho subject, and tho
young Congressman replied that tho
Interests of tho common pooplo de
rnanded a law protecting them from
the encroach merits and combination!
of corpo/ato power. Ho told his pari, I
ner theft It* was necessary for the lifo!
ttnd.prt^porjty of th'
MMMtoirtBkiKfl JiL) P c 1 pi ft S^ini i ?:
alive, and that anything interfering
with it should be.restrained.
He ha* constantly bald that the fail
ure to enforce the anti-trust laws was
due to the apathy of the Administra
tion at Washington, and he looked
upon the selection of Mr. Olney for the
otlice of Attorney General as a part of
the geberat scheme for controlling the
government and rendering popular
opposition to unjust corporate power
Ho has said many times that the
Attorney General should zealously
press the anti-monopoly statutes, so
that if they should prove do/ootivo
Congress could promptly perfect them. |
He holds that a rloh man's proporty
is as sacred as a poor man's, but no
more so, and that the government
should be able to protect Its weakest
and poorest citizens against tue op
pressions of the most powerful corpor
Whatever Mr. Bryan may say now,
I havo authority for the statement
that up to tho time the Chicago plat
form was adopted the only Important
point on which he differed from Mr.
Cleveland was the question of tho free
coinago of silver.
When tho ProBident sont Federal
troops Into Illinois to protect railwuy
property in the custody of the United
states Court against the Chicago mobs
Mr. Bryan declared that It was tho
best act of his oiliolal oaroor.
His partner told me to-day that M r.
Bryan hus always denounced and ab
horred socialism in every form. Ho
has insisted that tho undue and dan
gerous power wielded by oombinations
of capital is tho result of Republican
legislation, and the tendency to pro
tect special interests by law at tho
expenso of the public welfare. As a
lawyer, he insists that there ean bo no
difficulty in restraining or preventing
trusts by law.
He is fond of reforrlng to a largo
Eapor mill near Lincoln which used to
uy all the straw raised In Lancaster
County at $3 a ton. The papor trust
bought the mill and closed It. To-day
you may see great racks of straw rot
tenlng In tho fields. But the paper
trust has stilled competition and ac
complished its purpose of raising the
price of paper.
Mr. Bryan tolls pathot'.o stories of
how trusts In tho Bast have closed
factories, blighted homes and ruined
families for no other purposo than to
limit production and increase profits.
In court Mr. Bryan Is strong as a
pleader beforo juries. He deals fairly
with witnesses and gains their
confidence. Ho knows nothing of har
Bplittlng technicalities or trickeries,
and usually eolocts one or two points
upon which ho will argue, Ignoring or
spuming the rest.
His partner is a strategist, and is
not averse to the use of those subtle
and finespun methods by which the
ordinary successful advocate attacks
his opponent. The two men could
never agree on a plea in any caso.
When Talbot would suggest a wily
proposition in a case Mr. Bryan would
always make the samo reply, quoting
Blackstono's definition of the law : "A
rulo of civil conduct proscribed by
the supremo powor of tho land, com
manding what is right, prohibiting
what is wrong."
" Now, there, Talbot," ho would say,
" there is tho law. What Is right is
right, and what is wrong is wrong."
It can hardly be said that Mr. Bry
an has been a successful lawyer. Ho
has never in his lifo tried a case in
which more than $20,000 was involved.
In Jacksonville ho was little more
than a collector of small debts. In
Lincoln his cases havo not boon im
portant, save in the few instances
whore public policy was involved.
One uay a poor man, who had been
arrested for violating a city ordinance
prohibiting the distribution of husiuess
circulars in tho Street, wont to Mr.
Bryan's ollico and declared ho was
uuable to got a fair trial hecauso ho
had no money, and tho constable re
fused to serve subpoenas on the wit
nesses for the dofenco unless bo receiv
ed his fee? in advance.
Mr. Bryan at onco applied for a man
damus to compel tho constable to act.
Ho mado a ringing speech, in which
he declared that it was a denial of
justico to insist that a defendant in a
criminal case should bo deprived of
tho right of subpoena service because
bo could not pay tho costs in advance.
" A constable may summon bystanders
to assist In an arrest, and they cannot
demand fees in advance beforo assist
ing him," ho cried: " how can ho,
wJien elected by them, demand fees of
thorn beforo serving papers in criminal
cases?" Mr. Bryan won the case and
Ubl'-d ed a precedent in the Nebras
Oa\> of his most notablo and charac
teristic arguments was made in the suit
of John Getcholl against tho auditor
of publio accounts of Nebraska, to
prevent the issue of public bonds to
aid a beet sugar factory near Neligb.
Mr. Bfyan fought the bounty idea fu
riously. "Tho bounty given by the
State," ho said, "cannot be considered
a magic wand by means of which a
private enterprise is transferred into
an internal improvement?certainly
not until the court has held the giving
of the bounty itself constitutional."
Then ho quoted a decision of a for
mor court and said: "It will long
stand as a bulwark against those
abuses of tho taxing power which,
everywhere plentiful onough, are no
whoro moro abundaut than in the
great West, whoro every means of
I booming a town is anxiously sought
after and eagerly accepted."
MRS. BRYAN'S VIEWS OF LIFE.
A PRACTICAL AND 81CNHIIILK WO
Not Fond oi' Fashionable Soolety?
wholesome Knie . roe tho Training
t;or. N. Y. Herald.
On the train between Kansas Ci.y
and Lincoln, at disjointed intervals,
when Mrs. Bryan whs not waving her
handkerchief from tho near platform
or not mooting tho people, 1 said to
her that the readers of Tho Horald
would doubtless bo very much interest
ed to know her views on certain sub
jects. Mrs. Pry an is not only a very
modest woman, but also a very attrac
tive one. She dislikes publicity, and
is averse to being interviewed, bocause
she regards tho " I " as egotistical.
After some hesitation she consented
that I might ask her certain questions
and publish tho answers.- I--fiatd to
"Mrs. Bryan,,aro you fond of soci
oty ? "
"I am very fond of mooting people,"
she said, "and I enjoy my own circle of
friends, but society, as it is generally
understood, the formal round of visits,
tho receptions and othor functions at
which stereotyped questions aro asked
and answors given, which aro forgotten
: at onco, because they wero never .mi'1'.:
I to be remembered, has very Utile at
traction for me.
" In Lincoln, strange as it may per
haps seem to you, coming from tho
East, we havo a vory delightful society.
There Is no great or formal entertain
ing, but there aro professors from tho
State. University, women who aro
members of clubs, and who keep them
selves Informod on the topics of the
day, students of tho UnlvorBity, who
have come from the K ist ospeolatly to
study Wostorn agricultural methods,
forming a society whioh is attractive
and intellectual. Of course you oan
find the samo thing in tho Bust, only
with us, perhaps, there, is less artifi
ciality, and tho hollowness of society is
what tho newspapers scorn to be al
" Have you ady pronounced vlows on
tho bringing up and education of ohll
\:Mt$j Bryan laughed.
seen quite u little of the children dur i
log too last fow days," she said, and
you ought to he able tu judge us to that. I
1 io not believe io trying tu shape out
a certain course for a child. I believe ?
he or she must be allowed to develop
character, and provo what ho or sho
Is beat fitted for. One thing I do bo
Hove In, and that is In giving my
daughters a thorough practical educa
tion, making them practical In every
sense of the word, so that in cose tbey
should be dependent upon their own
exertions they would be able to fight
their own battle as well as their
" Children, I think, should bo given
plenty of fresh air and exereUe, and In
their childhood their physical train
ing is of even more imoortanco than
their montal. It has been my custom
for somo years past to read to tho chil
dren every night beforo tbey went to
bed, stories, tales or any other juvenile
literature Butted to them. Ruth, my
oldost daughter, has always been very
fond of reading, and being read to, but
William for some little time took very
little interest in it. At last ho showed
an Interest, und now ho can always be
amused by being read to or looking at
tho pictures. I believe that children
learn a groat deal In this way, and
that it is u good thing for them men
"Are fairy tales a good thing for
children to hear?"
"I think so. I read tho children
Anderson's stories in Corman, and al
though they do not uudorstaad they
like to hear tho words, and translate
them as I road. The ohildron In this
way get accustomed to the sound of
German and pick up a little hero and
** You naturally bollovo in tho bonofi
eial effect of rollglon on a child ?"
"I do. 1 do not oare so much for
creeds, but I think that religion exor
cises a restraining and wholesomo In
fiuonco, and that children, especially
boys, who have boon taught a proper
reference for religion, live cleaner and
better lives. My code is a very simple
ono. I waut my children to bo honest
to tell tho truth and do the best they
cau with tho abilities which have been
given them. As I said before, children
must to a groat extent, work out their
own character, and show what thoy are
best suited to accomplish."
?* Do you believe in tho now woman?"
"There Is no new woman."
" Women aro today what they have
always beon. I am, of course, In fuvor
of women taking proper outdoor exer
cise and making themselves as perfect
physically as they oan mentally, but
there must be a proper division Hue
between tho sexes. 1 do not ride a
bicycle, becauso I haven't yet had timo
to learn, but I intend to. I do not see
any necessity forwomon riding in some
of tho costumes I havo soon.
"In brief, I am not an advocate of
extremes, olther in fashions or any
thing olso. A woman should not, In
my opinion, allow herself to stagnate
after marriago. Sho should keep her
8olf us much up to date as possible,
which is a good thing not only for her
personally, but also for her children
and her husband. Rut a woman's
first duty is to her homo, and sho ought
not to allow anything to intcrfcro with
" Are you much interested in poli
"1 um very much interested in any
thing that interests Mr. Bryan,
although I am not a politician," Mrs.
Bryan laughingly added. " 1 must not
talk politics," sho went on to say, "but
1 will tell you that when Mr. Byan was
in Congress I heard tho speeches during
tho silver debates. Apart from the
great question involved at this time i
should like to soo a return to tho true
and broad principles of Democracy."
" What aro your principal forms of
" During tho last few years in Lin
coln, swimming, I think. We have a
natatorium supplied with salt water
from wolls. This water is not only
salt, but it. has the real green color of
wator in the ocean. We do not play
cards. Wo havo no scruples against
them, but neither Mr. Bryan nor myself
lind interest in card playing. 1 am
fond of tho theatre, comedy or tragedy,
when it is good, and very fond of music
when some one plays it. When 1 was
a child i was made to do so much
practising that when 1 grew up 1 fairly
detested the sight of a piuuo. 1 very
seldom play now."
"I was told that you were tho presi
dent of Lincoln Sorosis." ?
" Yes. I am. Sorosis is founded on
the same lines as Its Now York proto
type, and wo discuss books and topics.
There is a Federation of Women's
Clubs in Nebraska, and I think if you
know our clubs you would agroo with
mo in saying that they rank as high as
those in the East."
Thero wore somo other questions I
wanted to ask Mrs. Bryan, but as sev
eral Bryan men came into tho car just
then to bo presented to her I lost the
opportunity. She is very proud of the
pretty Little city, as she has good
reason to bo, and the charming people
living t here, and sho is anxious to havo
tho peoplo of tho East understand that
Lincoln is not on the edge of civilisa
tion, that thoro is as much comfort and
refinement to bo found there us in any
city in New York of the same sizo.
I NEW PARTY FOR WHITES.
A White Muii'n Republican Party in
South Carolina To l<'ight tor Mem
bers of the Legislature.
Dr. Sampson l'opo has given the first
news of a proposed white man's Re
publican party in South Carolina?
something the old State has never had.
Dr. Pope when seen said that the con
dition of tho Stato was such ?that
there wore such evidences of loss of
trade iu Charleston and Columbia anc
all the cities and towns, brought about
by the present administration, that ho
thinks tho time has arrived for the
inauguration of a white Republican
party. Ho said futher that bo was
ready for tho fray and intended to light
to the end in behalf of such a party.
Dr. Pope has issued the following
address, In which will bo found some
surprising figures bearing up.n tho
To tho Peoplo of South Carolina :
I havo boon asked to take tho initia
tive in tho organization of a white
man's Republican party in South Caro
lina, and I therefore issue this address,
looking to that end. Tho harvest Is
ripe Hi this Stato, a Populist, standing
upon a Populist platform, bus been
nominated by tho so-callod Domooratle
convention which mot at Chicago.
You luiraJboea naked to ?ivb thaYpiat
' tor in and that ticket your support; can
thoro bo any harm In my asking you
to support a Republican ticket on a
platform which commends itself to
cvory liberty-loving, conservative pa
triot in the land; a platform which
protects the business interests of the
country (by declaring for a sound cur
rency); a platform which protects tho
rights 'and liberties of the citizen
guaranteed by the f?deral Constitution,
without regard to race, color or pre
vious condition; a platform which
protects the products of the soil against
foreign products ; a platform which
protects tho labor of tho country
ongagod in manufacturing, 25,000 of
whom aro South Carolinians engaged
In cotton manufacture ; aud a platform
which protects tho millions of Ameri
can capital engaged in manufacturing,
among which is l,:i?0,000 jotton spin
dles in South Carolina?
Upon this platform stands Major
McKinley, tho standard bearer of the
Republican party ; a man bolovod by
the nation, whoeo character is beyond
reproaoh. Then come with us and we
promise you an olectoral ticket to be
com posed of nine of the best white men
in tho State.
In addition, in State matters we
stand ready to support a ticket In each
county in the Stato for the logh-.latujg ,
of the beBt white men, pledged to hwht
jjjlfil dispensary to jlght_ the metro
Highest of all in Leavening Power.?Latest U.&Gov't R*ik t:
polltun police law?to fight for lowor
taxes and fewer offices, and to bring
about an era of good feeling among the
people. Alabama shoots the first gun
in August and you may look for tho
success of tho ticket there, uml already
thousands of Democrats in that State
have signified their intention of aid
ing in tho downfall of the so-called
Democratic party. Kontucky, Vir
ginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, North
Carolina, Maryland and Missouri will
follow suit. Come then und assist us
to put South Carolina in lino. Wo aro
waging no war against the nogro, he
can get relief only through tho white
man. Tho conduct cf somo of the
delegates to St. Louis in unjustly
criticising tho white Republicans of
this Stute has made this step neces
sary, for if a white party is not formed
there, will be no accessions to tho Re
publican party in this Stato The
nogro, if ho thinks, will see the justlco
and strength of this position. It is for
his good as well as ours. He has tried
and has failed. It behooves him then
to assist us at tho general election.
Wo have fought for his rights in the
courts and havo failed. No relief can
be bad in tho Stato courts, for in mat
tors of a political nature, tho Supreme
Court will sustaiu the present State
administration. Wo havo not a O'Neall
or a David Johnson on that court as in
Register is tbo word. Let all who
can do so register In tho little time
that is left to do so in. Remember that
all who aro entitled to register and
fail to do so aro ever after precluded
from doing so under tho law. You
havo tho first Monday of August and
September left, after that timo your
cbanco to prepare to vote is lost. The
victory, if won, must be won at tho
ballot box. There will bo no Fedoral
force bill. There may bean investi
gation by congress as to wbothor or
not we nave a Republican form of
government in this State, which will
only affiot tho representatives in the
Senate and Rousu. This will give you
DO relief in State matters hence the
importance of a strong light at the
polls in Stato matters. Less than six
thousand negroes have been registered,
there will not bo over eight thousand
registered altogether. Tho whites
uro holding back. This should not bo.
If you do not apply for registration
certificate s you cannot afterwards
complain. Your mouths will he closed.
My address will be Newbcrry, S. C,
organize in each county and communi
cate with me ami aftor a while we will
havo a convention to nominate an
olectoral and Stato ticket.
Respectfully, Sampson Pope.
TH B W HATH Kit AND CHOPS.
The Kll'eet of the Keccut Rains Upon
tho Growing; Crops.
This bulletin covers the weather and
crop conditions for the wook ending
Saturday,lJuly 18, and in its preparation
were used reports from ono or more
correspondents in each county of the
The week averaged cooior than
usual with an average mean tempera
ture of 80, and tbo normal for the same
period is approximately 82. The high
ost mean was 84 recorded at Shaw's
Forks and Allendalo ; the lowest, 70,
was recorded at Greenville.
The maximum and minimum tem
peratures for th week both occurred
at Spartauburg : the former 08 on the
10th and the latter u'.l on tbo 18th.
During the first part of tho week
there was very little rain, hut on the
last throe dry8 showers were general
and in places heavy.
There was about a normal average
amount of rain for tho week, but it
was poorly distributed, with the
heaviest fall over Chesterfield ami
southward to Hampton and Barnwoll.
Average of 40 rainlall reports 1.10, ap
proximate normal for the same period
Thoro was only 05 per cent, of the
possible sunshine, and the cloudiness
was very general over the eutire State:
there having been least sunshine in
Chestorfield with a perccutage of 10
and most iu Aiken with a percentage
of 75. Somo correspondents reported
tho lack of sunshine harmful, while
others considered it favorable. It is
thought that clear weather would be
tho more favorable condition now.
The weather during tho past weok
was, on tho whole, favorablo, aud all
crops made satisfactory advance. But
little farm work could he done iu many
counties on account of the wet ground.
In Chesterfield Darlington, Sumter,
Collctou, Borkeley, and Hampton coun
ties oxcessive rainfall was a menace
to cotton and corn, and locally in other
portions of the State. Many farmors
are finishing laying by their cultivated
crops, and many fields will bo laid by
in grassy condition, tho ground being
too wot to plow, or the corn and cottoii
taugled by tbo high winds of the pre
vious week.UThei water in mostof the
rivers has about reached normal stages,
and correspondents estimate the dam
age to crops by overflows on tho
principal rivers to have been heavy,
destroying about three-fourths of all
crops on " river lands." Along the
Wateree and Croat Poo L)de crops
were about ail destoyed : along tho
Congaroo, Lynoh's, Savannah and the
numerous smaller rivers and creeks
subject to overflow the damage was I
serious. Corn and meadows were j
Corn in general is doing very well
and its pros -ut condition gives prom Is o
of at least au average crop and possibly
butter. " Kxtra good upland, fair hot
torn "lmSpartanburg ; " Never better,"
York ; " Full average, ' Barnwoll,
"Above average." Orangobnrg : "A
good average," Kdgclicld : and so on I
from all portions of too State. Locally /
thoro are complaints of corn deteriorat
ing on bottom lauds that are too wet,
but that is more than offset by the
condition of Upland corn. Some fields
aro being laid by in thogruss. Fodder
pulling has bc??W!-in. i.ioiey, Uanip'
ion aud ?r*?ngoburg.
There aro very notiooahlo improve
meiit in cotton over the previous week.
Growth was rapid and the stalk bus
attained a large size generally, but is
nevertheless fruiting woll and tho
avorage nurabor of nealthy bolls is
muoh greater than is usual at thin date.
It has been too wot for the bost de
velopment of cotton, and rust is report
ed from Pickens, Nowberry and Barn*
well. Shedding from Lexington, Or
angeburg, Chesterfield, Berkeley,
Barnwoll, Willlauisburg, Suruter, Dar
lington, and Edgelield. No correspon
dent speaks of tho crop as a poor one,
(save ono in upper Nowberry), while
in many localities it is " extra line,"
"average," or "above average." It
is, however, in its critical stage, and
tho weather of the next three weeks
will make good or mar Its present
promising coudition. Hot, generally
dry weather with occasional showers
is the indicated weather noeded.
Cotton is beginning to open in the
southeastern portion of tbo Stato. On
account of want of bunsbino sea island
cotton is fruiting poorly und has an
I unhealthy color.
Rice Is generally iu excellent con
dition. On the lower Santeo there
was danger of damage to rice Uelds by
overflows when tbo river went 10 feel
abovo tbo danger lino, but tbo river
is now falling slowly und little if any
rice was damaged by high water.
Tobacco curing is general. There
aro reports of poor yiold and of inferior
quality of leaf, and some that the
rains interfered with curing.
Peas doing well generally. Some
being sown. Too wot for peas in
Sv/eot potatoes aro growing too
much to vino apparently, but aro look
ing very promising, with a large area
Turnipsowing in scast n.
Irish potatoes being cug in upper
portion of tho State with a very poor
Pastures are growing very well,
and tho bay crop promises to bo a large
one. All forage crops are making
J. VV. BAUER, Director.
Tho Supremo Court has dismissed
tbo appeal for a new trial of D. C.
Murphoy, sentenced to be hanged for
tbo murder of Treasurer ( opes, ol
Orangeburg County, and ord< red him
- mm ? ? ? *w
Mr. I. E. Orchard, formerly of Co
lumbia, is now permanently loeatcd in
New York City, being connected with
the management of that authoritative
musical journal, The Music Trades.
THE LAU RENS HAH.
a. Y. SIMPSON. Cf. D. BABKSl) AI.l
SIMPSON & B ARKS I > ALE,
Attorneys sit Lav,
LAU H JONS, SOUTH CAROLINA
Special attention given to tho Investi
gation of titles and collection of claims
It. w. BALL. L, W. Sl.MKINS. W. W. V.M.I.
BALL, SIM KINS ?Sfc I) ALL,
Attorneys at Law,
Laurbns, South Carolina.
Will practice In sill Stato and United
states Court. Special attention given
W. II. MARTIN,
Attorney ftt IwO?W,
Laurens, - South Oauolina.
Will practice In all V >urts of this Stau
Attention given to collections.
1. T. JOHNSON. w. n. KlCIIKl
JOHNSON & HICIIEY,
A T TO11N EC Y S A T I. A W.
O ppiOE?-Fleming's Corner, Norjjiv, e
siil? of Public Square
LAU RENS, - SOUTH C AltOLINA
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fl L. F. PADGETT, jj
S 840 Broad Streo t, Aupiu ta.Oa. <*
Who is Will Whitener ?
Ho is our Fashionable Hair Gutter and Shaver,
IN rJE^NOE-L-L-A HOTEL.;?- J^. *
The annual reunion of Hurt' - buttery
will bo hehl ?t Sprlogfleld, ! . C, on
Wednesday. July 2bli<.
Th? Southern Kail way Co. ms com
pleted an attractive depot a- Tryon,
Lax? 1 in Castor Oll made as *woet as
honov by a uew process. Chil Iren like
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at Spartanlmr); with Southern Wnihvay.
For information relative to tickets, rates,
schedules, etc., addrosn
VY.J. UttAlO, Gen. Pass. Agent.
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nprtbboiiud. C:l5 a.m., p.m., 'Jil8 p.
(\>^: ^uie j...'.:iitcj); eou'li'.iout 1 . :00 a.
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Pullman palaje lleeplns oars on TflnsaSand
SC, Hi and W, on A. und O. di\1fllpn.
V. H. OUEEN. J. M QULf
Qen. Superintendent, Tramo M'g'r,
\VnshiDi7tou. I). O. Waabll' .'ton. D. a
W. A. TURK, S. II. M AHDwlOK,
Qen. I'aasi. Ap't. As t Won. Pti A|j t,
Wasldntttoii. D. G._Ai .ui.tu, G^
Oondented Sohednl* of 1'iincngnj Tratna.
June 14, 1H06.
Lv. Atlanta, C. t.
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"A" a. m. "P" p. m. "M" noon. "K" night.
Noi. ;r iiml itS?WaiVington and Si athwenl
*rn Veaiib'.ilo Limited, Through JPtillman
?b'tiiinr* betwt on 0W York tiarl New Orleans,
via Washington. Atlanta and Montgt: tery,ano
also between N'?w York nud lleiii ibti, via
NViishtiiktioii, a? itititr* and Birmingham, This
train also carilos ni'iliinou.i AuKnum --loepinif
oars botwocti IiajivHIo end ObArlOttO. Firs?
class thoroiiglifare coach betwuen Wti 'ltln?ton
and Atlanta. Dining oara serve all meals so
Nos. 8o and 80?United States Pas? M dl. PnlV
man sleojiing oars between New York Atliu.'^s
And New Orleanfl.
Nos. 11 and -Pullman sleeping ears between
Bttohmond and Danvillo.
The Air Line Belle train. Nos. 17 and 18, will,
from June 1st to Ootober 1st, la06. So moratod
between Atlanta and Alt. Airy, Ga., Uuilv m?
Vrx h. grebts, I. M. gulp,
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