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"I don't complain
When the Lord sends rain?
When the tanks in the sky run over?
For the rain, you know,
MakeB the corn hladcB grow
An' gives a lift to the clover.
"My plans ain't erost
When the Lord sends frost
An'the hills and the plains look wrinkled;
lt*s a season sweet
Fer the things 1 eat?
TUo spice by the angels sprinkled.
"I jes' take all
From the spring to fall,
As it comes fiom the One vho sends it,
An' my heart'U heat
Like it thought life sweet
Till ?est in the tobcs ends it."
A BROKEN HEART.
1?V MUH. MA Itm VV. M A K ICY.
How vividly I recall the morning
when she became for tho lirst time an
object of special Interest to mo.
Hotsoy, my mother's maid, was re
counting to an eager audleneo of ser
vants and children tho wonderful
things which had taken place the day
before at tho " big meetin'." 11 Do
baptl/.ln', do shoutin' an' do preaebin';
1 ain' uovor hoar notion' like it; 1 feel
like judgment day done come fur she,
and as to Milly, she jest faint right
Milly, a pleasant looking, good
natured girl of seventeen, who came
sometimes with a message to tho "grot
house," and who had more than once
stopped a moment from her work of
binding Bhoavcs behind the reapers to
hand mo up a bunch of cockle (lowers,
whon my father bad carried me to
look on at tho harvest fields, now
sprang into a herolno of romance.
Young as 1 was, L understood some
thing of tho terror inspired by tho
preaching of tho law, and to "faint
right dead away" seemed to mo liku
tho. falling to tho earth of LSaul of
When late that evening I was roused
from an absorbing book by Mllly'a
voice, asking that 1 would "tell Missis
dat Milly wai.t to speak to her," I
looked upon bei dejected mien and
toar-swollou faco with something like
Evoning aftor evoning 1 saw ?my
mother, liiblo in hand, retire with her
to that room which even now seems to
mc a sacred place ; and when at night
Bho knelt to pray with her own chil
ron, she said to us with emotion that
wo must all pray with her that (Jod
would givo light and comfort to poor
Boforo many days had passed, Betsy,
my frequent Informant, announced
that "Milly dun come thro'."
Like Betsey, I believo 1 was dis
appointed. Milly's quiet happiness,
her eagerness to learn the whole truth
of God, could not bo mistaken; but
Aunt Amy's visions, and AuntCritty's
hen^ing over hell "by do hyar
of her haid" were so thrilling that
Milly's experience seemed tamo In
I heard my mother tell my father
that Milly was a brand snatched from
the burning, and had indeed entered
tho kingdom of heaven as a little
Boforo tho year had passed away.
Betsey, clothed with authority as being
Milly's cousin, gigglingly announced to
tho maids assembled in the sewing
room that " Milly dun gin to list'n to
Edmund agin, an' 1 'speet taint gwine
bo long foh he come to ax Marstcr fur
So it chanced ; for ono bright night
In Juno 1 slipped away from the tea
table, tired out with a political dis
cussion, and secretly indignant that
my father should sit talking of such
unintorestlng people as Clay and Web
ster and Jackson and Calhoun, when
ho know I was waiting for his promis
ed stories of Sir Walter Kaleigh and
Sir Frauds Drake.
1 forgot my historic heroes, however,
In tho interest inspired by the tableau
on tho piaz/.a. At the farther end
were gathered a laughing, jeering
crowd of men and maids, while at the
othor end, and not far from tho open
door of tho dining room, stood poor
Edmund, who had evidently run the
"Hummako you don't go long, Ed
mund V" giggled tho irrepressible
Bot?ey; "I gwlco to toll Milly how
you hang back. I b'liovo you dun givo
outdo notion." Even Gary, tho stately
butler, relaxed a little from his usual
dignity. " HI, boy, what you mean by
hanging 'roun' do white fokes' door
dis way ?"
Tho goaded Edmund replied: "Hum
mako you all fokes don't lemme 'lone?
I aln' hanging 'roun' nor hanging back
nutbor. Does you all spoct 1 gwino
hurry Marater at ho supper ?"
Upon this hint, I spoko : "Father
has finished his supper, Edmund.
I'll toll him you want to speak to
him," and away I sped, hearing tho
sound of scurrying footsteps behind me
as his tormentors lied, well knowing
that my father, who was a firm be
liever in tho rights of "everyone in
their several places and rolations," as
the Shorter Catechism says, would by
no moans approve of tho baiting of
Perhaps ho had not yot "screwed
his courage to tho sticking placo," but
It was too lato to draw back.
1 had hoped to bo allowed to stand
by my father and hear tho interview,
but ho put mo gently back and 1 could
only watch from tho window to see
Edmund vanishing down tho lawn in
tho direction of Milly's houso.
I was in a moasuro satisfied when
my father, returning and aadrcssine,
my mother with tho smile which be
never wore to any other, said: ."Well,
dear, I havo arranged for a wedding
next Saturday evening, whon our good
friend, Mr. B-will bo with us.
Ah, that wedding ; what a dolight it
was 1 I bollovo 1 may safoly say that
there has been but ono sineo in which
I have been moro dooply absorbed.
Tho gay rldo to tho neighboring
storo where I was permitted to bo tho
proud purehasor of a simple wodding
dress; and whoro I forgavo tho young
merchant his too evident amusement
at my hesitation and anxioty in decid
ing between the Btrlpod and dotted
and plain muslins which ho laid boforo
me, when ho insisted on .adding a fan
to my purchases, as his gift to tho
From Monday to Saturday seemed a
-wag tlmo to wait, but tho great day
came at last. From tho brldo's cake,
which Aunt Nancy had graciously
permitted mo to stir a little, to tho
roses fashioned by tho doftost and
dearest hands Into a wroatii and bou
quet, everything was satisfactory. As
usual, my dear nurse and Gary woro
the ohior managers. It had boon ar
rangod that the marriage should tako
place on the lawn In front of tho houso.
Toa was hurried ovor boforo sunsot,
that the houso servants might bo roady
for tho fostlvltlos.
At last, after many false alarms, wn
were assurrod that tho procosslon had
sta.'ted. My fathor and mothor and
Mr. B-wont out upon tho lawn,
where my brother and I proudly hold
the tall candlesticks on each side of
How vivlQly the scono rlsos boforo
me. Our own people and tho visitors
from neighboring plantations walking
in orderly procession?about twenty
boys ' taring lighted torohes at Inter
vals?the whole body joining In ono of
thoso plantation ehorusos with Impos
sible words and nevor-to-bo-forgotten
melody. The music stopped as they
drew near, the crowd filing on either
fide while the torch bearers forn.od an
aisle through whioh the bridal party
advanoed to the waiting minister.
The sacred rite was soon performed ;
uiy father and mothor shook hands
with tho young couplo, aud tho rest of
tho family game down from tho piazza '
to add their good wl?hoa. Tho pro- |
cession then, in reversed order, pro
ceeded to tho house of tho bride's I
grandmother where tiio wedding sup
per was to bo served. Upon tho pro
inise? of Oary and Mam Uiy that wo
should ho kept out of mischief, and
sent baokbefore ten o'clock, tho happy
candle-bearers wore allowed to follow.
At tirst, 1 was placed ou a little stool
by tho sido of tho aged hostess, but 1
Oary seon lifted mo to a seat beside'
my brother on tho top of a largo cup- |
board in one corner of the room, from J
which coign of vantage we could onj.>y .
the games which wore substituted for
dancing, in deference to tho wishes of
tho briilo ; and certainly neither these
nor the good cheer that followed were
more highly appreciated by any other
Time passed on, and another harvest
had come, when, on my return from a
visit, Mammy told mo with a smile,
as sho was taking oil my bonnet that,
Edmund wanted to speak to me on the
piazza, whore ho was waiting to see
my father. Ho handed mo a little
basket, as lie said with a face wreathed
in smiles :
" Hero's some patritch aigs 1 foun'
fur you. little missis, an' Milly say you
must come down dar and see do little
maid she got fur you."
Milly's baby ! A trail little atom of
humanity, but almost as interesting in
my eyes as in thoso of hor proud and
happy young mother.
When Milly said, "I dun give her
to you, an' you must bo mighty good to
her," 1 felt that a solemn compuct hail
been entered into.
My daily visits, my unsuitable gifts,
and my eager admiration, vere a
source of general amusement.
My intcretit laid not Magged, when
some six weeks later my grandmother
took mo homo witli her for u fort
night's visit. When tho carriage
came for mo, with my nurse and
younger sister, Mammy did not un&woi
my questions about tho baby. 1 noticed,
too, that sho not only checked my
little sister more than once when she
wished to tell mo something, but that
when ray grandmother talked with
her about something in my mother's
letter, they evidently took care that 1
should nut hear. 1 felt that all was
1 was not long to be left in ignorance,
for tho carriage was hardly In motion,
and Mammy was still busy in arrang
ing the various packages entrusted to
her by my grandmother, when the
child, with the more eagerness for her
previous repress, Q exelaimed :
'? Milly kill her baby !"
It was useless to stop her now, and
Mammy was frightened at the violence
of my feeling. 1 fell against her,
speechless with horror, and, when 1
recovered my voice, screamed :
" Sho didn't ! She didn't I" Milly,
ray good Milly, a murderess ! My
very soul wa sick at tho thought.
Mammy took mo in her arm, as she
nad done in my infancy, and soothing
mo with loving words, made me un
derstand at last that though Milly had
? undoubtedly caused her baby's death,
it was an accident, aud that I must try
to comfort her.
She had taken her baby into her bed
intending to put it hack into the cradle
after nursing it, but had lallen asleep,
und thrown her arm over tho little
face, and so had stilled its breath for
When, an hour later, I softly entered
the room, which had beun so interest
ing to me in tho past weeks, 1 almost
shrank back. in tho centre of the
room stood the little cradle, covered
with a white sheet, and prone on the
Moor beside it, her face buried in her
arms, was Milly; while beside her sat
my rnotlu r, repeating In a broken voice
thoso blessed utterances which had
comforted her heart in her own be
reavements. At the slight n ise of my
entrance, Milly raised her bend and,
seeing me, sprang to her feet. Her
face was of an ashen hue, but her eyes
were bright and tearless. I fell afraid
of her. Before my mother could stop
her, she snatched the covering from
the cradle, and cried out: " You come
to seo yo' little maid again but I dun
kill her I"
1 had promised mammy to bo quiet,
but at tho sight of tho little form,
rigid in death, I burst into u passion
of weeping. In another moment, the
unhuppy mother bad fallen on her
knee- and, clasping me in her arms,
rocked to and fro with moans of tear
less agony that haunted mo for many
Late that evening she stood, sup
ported by her husband and mother, at
the heail of the little grave, but at the
first sound of the earth falling on the
cotlin, sho sank senseless into their
arms. A fow h^urs later, the doctor
announced that she had brain fever,
and only a week had elapsed when she
was laid in u grave beside that of her
babe. As ! out between my parents in
the twilight of that evening, my father
repeated some of the views of the
doctor as to her case, but my mother
turned her face upon ray head as it lay
upon her bhouldcr aud said, with
emotion: "She died of a broken heart
if ever there wus one."
GASLIGHT AND WATER.
Bill Arp Discourses <>n i in- Disadvan
tage of Poor Lights on (he Streets
and tho messing ol' Good Water.
I wondor if there is a town or city in
the world whoso gaslight and water
works satisfy the people, i know that
it is chronic to complain of corpora
tions, but 1 am obliged to consider my
self an injured person. Almost every
night I have to go down town to help
nurse and comfort a littlo sick child
who is very dear to me, and although
tholstreet has a gaslight, 1 collide with
somothing or somebody or fall into a
ditch every dark night 1 travel. I run
against a big fat negro woman the
other night, and sho used disrespectful
languago at mo. Lust nigiit I hud inuny
hand u bucket of blackberries that my
daughter gave me, and 1 fell over u
stepping stone and spilt them all und
skinned my aged shins und dropped
ray cane, and it took mo some timo to
lind it. l'vo a good notion to bring suit
for damages and have a receiver ap
pointed. That so-called guslight does
not throw its t ITulgent rays a hundred
foot, and is not lighted more than half
the timo. and now thui. lightning bugs
have. come, again, I think tho compuny
ought to catch sumo and put them in u
bottle und do away with tho gas. But
f don't seo any uonse in huvm," gas with
tho lamp postu u quurtcr of u milo apart.
Wo don't want to carry lanterns and
pay for gas, too. That's all l'vo got to
say about this gas business, and ray
folks havo hinted that tho fault is more
in my oyos and my legs than in tho
dim, roligious light, but I know bottor.
I am not on tho superannuated list by
a good deal. I work ovory day in my
garden and got all In a swoat of perspi
ration, and then cloan up and feel good
and honest. Tho long drought hurt
mo pretty had, but tho garden surviv
ed it, and now wo have vegetables abun
dant. Tho waterworks man nover
caught mo stealing moro than my sharo
of water but once, and ho didn't mako
rauch fuss ubuut it. Ho is a very con
siderate man. Up north tho companies
put motors at ovory consumer's rosl
dor.co, and ho pays for what ho uses,
hut wo havo got moro water hero than
tho town can uso, and don't have to bo
stingy. What a hldssod thing It is!
Water, plonty of water I Wator in the
kitohen and at tho back door and In tho
front yard and tho gardon, bcnido a
bathtub upstairs and downstairs. l'uro |
water, frosh from a big spring that
gushes from tho hillside. No river nor
pond nor rosorvolr nor Altering ma
chines nor microbes nor bacilli! No
well rope to break nor windlass to get
loose and knock one of tho children in
the head. No oleaning out and finding I
dead chickens that wo had boon drlnk
in:: un. Thu fact id, 1 nuvor knew tho
comfort of wator, abundant water, un
til we planted our waterworks In Cur
torsvillo. Strange to say, thoy never
camo until wc abolished whiskey?that
is, the saloons. A great English poet
and jurist says : "Its cool refreshment
drained by fevered lips gives pleasure
more exquisite than nectarean juice,"
and Coleridge's sum of human agony
was to bavo?
"Water, water everywhere,
Hut not a drop to drink."
During tho late long heated term in
.luuo it was alarming to read from the
weather bureau that tho world was
slowly butuurtly drying up, and the
rainfall was decreasing every year.
What an awful calamity is to eomo to
somebody some time ! Cod grant that
it may not come in our day, nor our
children's uor children's children I God
grant that it may not come ut all ! Hut
tho Scriptures do say that this world
shall be burned up, and I heard Pro
fessor Proctor, tho great astronomer,
deliver a lecture on tho "Birth,
Growth, Maturity, Djcay and Destruc
tion oi a World" that made tho hair
ulmost stand on end, for ho proved that
tho world had passed its meridian and
was now on a rapid down grade of do
cay. "Kapid, rapid, did I say ? Yes,
rapid for a planet, but it tna\ bo a mil
lion years distant." That let us down
easy, and that night tho young people
danced and the sports played poker as
usual. Just postpone the judgmontOUt
of sight, und human nature will tuke
Hut the blessed souls that hold the
rain in the heavens have at last been
opened, and once more man and beast
and nature rejoice in a temperate at
mosphere and u moistened earth, it
was distressing to read of tho sun
strokes and tho suffering in the great
cities, and to think of tho little inno
cent children and tho invalids in the
garrets and crowded rooms of the tene
ment houses. Oh, when will tt.e gooil
things of this world be cqua'ly appor
tioned Y Many of us have lar more than
our share, but wo are stiil ungrateful
and long for more. My opinion isthat,
independent of all revelation, there is
obliged to be another hfe in aootl or
world just to equalise things. "Son,
remember that thou in thy lifetime
recelvedst good things anil Lazarus
evil tilings, but now Lazarus is com
forted anil thou art tormented." That
Is a good text for us all to ruminate
about once or twice or thrice in a while.
1 tell you, my friends, it is a fearful
thing tobe rich and sellish, I'm afraid
to risk it. Hut sometimes 1 do catch
myself wishing that 1 had a rich old
bachelor to die and leave mo a pile of
money to frolic with in my old age. ().?
that Mrs. Arp would realize her part
of that Holt estate 'n England. Good
gracious! she should have a carriage
and a pair of Kentucky bays before next
Sunday to ride to church. Hut it is an
old proverb that if wishes were horses
wo would all take a ride. And there is
an old Persian fable that tells how un,
old man was always wishing for tome
thing and one night as he and his old
wife were brooding over their poverty
uud wishing for different things, a
genius came in and told them they
ruighthave three wishes, and he would
grant them. Of coarse, they were hap
py beyond expression, and as the old
man was hungry, ho wished right away
for a plum pudding. Immediately it
was set before him in a silver platter,
und this foolish wish mude tho old wo
man so mad that she exclaimed, "I
wish that it was hung on your nu?o."
Presto, ipiick tho pudding jumped up
and was lastened to the old man's nose.
They had but one wish left, and the old
man had to use that in wishing the pud
ding loose again. And so the good
genius left them as poor as they were
before he came. 1 suppose that fable
was designed to teach us that it is bet
ter to trust the Lord and he content
with our lot. Nevertheless, most of US
would try tiic genius if he would come.
TILiLiMAN SCOltES A VICTORY.
Tho Senate Passen His Hill (o
strengt ben the Dispensary System
Without u Di.-Nciit ing Vote.
The Wa&hingLon correspondent of
tho Atlanta Constitution says that
Senator Tillinan scored a rather unique
victory, when ho not only secured u
nanimous consent for the consideration
of his bill, designed to strengthen tho
dispensary system, but got thut bill
through tue Senate by u unanimous
The bill amends what is known as
tho Wtllson law, by eliminating from
that law the expression " enacted in
furtherance of its police powers.'' It
Is upon this clause that tho recent de
cisions of the courts arc hung, it being
contended that the dispensary act is
not a law enacted in furtherance of the
police powers of the State.
Tho act as it will stand if tho .louse
endorses the action of the Senate is as
"That all fermented, distilled or
other intoxicating liquors or liquids
transported into any State or terri
tory, or remaining therein for use, con
sumption, sale or storage therein shall
upon arrival within the limits of said
Stato or territory bo subject to the
same extent and in the same manner
as though such liquors or liquids had
been produced in such Stato or terri
tory, und shull not bo exempt there
from, by reason of being ii trounced
therein in original packages for pri
vate use or otherwise, and such States
shall havo absolute control of suoh
liquor Or liquids Within their borders
by whomsoever produced and for what
ever uso imported ; provided, that
nothing herein contained shall bo 000
Btrued as affeoting the internal re
venue luws of tho United Slates or
liquors in transit through a State or
Whether ho will bo able to get con
sideration for the measure In the
llouso Senator Tlllman Joes not know.
Ho denies tho story published in a
Charleston paper which put Speaker
Heed in the attitude of laughing at tho
" I had no such talk with the Speak
er as thntallcged to have, been quoted,"
said tho Senator. " After the bill
passed tho Senato today- ' did see
him and say that I wouhi like to have
him look into It und If possible get It
beforo tho llouso ut this session. Ho
suid ho would look into it" Whether
wo will get action at thl* session or
not, 1 cannot, say."
Hew to Cure Hkadaoiib.?" Wo
man's eurso, the ordinary nervous head
aohe, brought bone almost always us
ono of tho acquisitions of a day's shop
ping, can bo greatly relieved and gen
erally cured by a very simple remedy,"
said u physician. "Simply soak a
sponge in water as hot as Itean be homo
and apply It to the back of tho neck.
Repeat this many times, also applying
tho sponge behind tho oars, and soon
tho tightly drawn muscles and nerves
which havo oausoil so ?much misory
will bo felt to relax *nd tho pain quick
ly disappear, ft doesn't cost anything.
Try it tho next tlmo you havo head
WHEN mo.Vky is closk
You want to sayo doctor bills thon ?
for you want tHo Host, Surest and
Quickest Itemed/ for all pains, such as
Kboumatisni, Nouralgia, Headache,
Toothache, Ci/ts, Hrulsos, Hums,
Sprains, Stiff Joints, oto. Ulco's Gooso
Groaso LlnlnuM "cures all those at
onoo. It also/rolievcs Croup, Colds,
Coughs and l'?lns in chest and sldos at
once. Alw*y??old under a guarantee
by all drugtfists and gonoral stores.
Made by Goofo Groaso Liniment Co.,
Groensboro, fi- C.
?Lifo, aciordlng to tho Arable pro
verb, is con/posed of two parts : That
whioh is past, a dream; and that which
Is to come,? wish.
Ar EXPERT'S OPINION.
Will theCottoo Planter Got any Ben
efit from ilio Duly on Egyptian
Mr. Alfred 13. Shepperson, the fa
inou? cotton expert, contributes to Tex
tile America a most Interesting Ut'ticlo
on tho proposed prot -olive duty on cot
ton, lie does not believe that this tax,
which will apply practically only to
Egyptian cotton, will havo anything
like the effect that is expected Oy its
advocates, anil the producers of Sea
Island cotton. The cultivation in this
country of the fancy varieties of cotton
with which Egyptian cotton cou.es most
directly into competition has decreased
materially within the past few years,
but Mr. Bbepperson says :
"I do not think, however, that the
reduction was caused by the importa
tion of Egyptian cotton, but was due to
the fact that because of its la-ger yield
and itnoro ready sale it was found more
profitable to grow the shorter 'Stapled
variety in common use."
Mr. Shepperson does not bjllovo that
the price of Sea Island oott iii will bo
alTeeled by a protective duty. He gives
as follows some excellent .vasons for
this faith :
"The fact that tho Senat ) had voted
on the 8th iust. to impost a duty of
twenty (20) per cent, on raw cotton was
known in every Important market in
this country and Lurope )y tho next
day and has had no ell H whatever
upon the price 'of 'Sea Island' or any
other kind of American cotton. If
merchants or spinners believed that
the elTeot of the duty wood bo to en
hance the vajue of any ihtcription of
cotton, they would have bought so free
ly as to have material^ advanced
prloes long befol'O now. They would
not wait for the actual enactment of
the law. On May li^ tbeollicial quota
tions of 'middling upland cotton were
1'i cents in New York, und 1} pence in
Liverpool and to-day's Quotations (.Inno
28) are exactly tho sawy in Now York
and of a penny lou r in Liverpool.
The (|notations of 'Soi t>b Carolina Sea
Island' cotton in Charleston and of
'Georgia and Lloridasea Island' cotton
in Savannah to-day are precisely the
same as on May 28. My latest Liver
pool quotations of ^la island ootto'j aro
lor lTih lust., and die the prices for
'Georgia and b\ori i Sea Island' cotton
were the same as i . May 27, the prices
of some grades of 'South Carolina Sea
Island'cotton wore a little lower,"
Mr. Shepperson does not think that
the' present low iriee id Sea Island cot
ton is due to the competition of Egyp
tian cotton, nor does be believe that it
is possible io ra jo the price, of Sea Is
land cotton by tho proposed duty, lie
Says on tnis pe nt :
"The fact of .air placing a duty on
COttOn COUld not possibly have any ef
fect upon European markets, except
that just lo tho extent that
Egyptian shipments to America
might he curtailed, the supply availa
ble for Europe would bo luoreuscd.
The Iduropeun price necessarily fixes
the price id cotton for the American
markets, a- it would be utterly Impos
sible for tho purchasers of only thirty
(?M) per cent, of the crop to govern the
price to be paid by the buyers ol the
other seventy (TO) per cent. Tho price
of our cotton Is not controlled ty the
views of i's owners or their comrslssion
merchants, but is regulatod by what
the European spinners aro willing to
pay for it. and no one can protend that
the Imposition by us of aduty on Egyp
tian COtton would make our co'ton any
more valuable to European Bpnncrs."
Mr. Shepperson believes that a duty
on OOtton will not only not hell the cot
ton planters of the South, but will prove
a posl'ivo injury to tbeiu. It will in
crease the cosi, of the Egyptian cotton,
which nur manufacturers Use and they
cannot well substitute Sea liland cot -
ton for the Egyptian. In bmuo casts
they might do so, but "It woiid be quite
as unwise as it would be for acontractor
to use marble instead of graute for the
foundation walls of a bouse when the
price stipulated to he paid fcr the houso
was based upon.the, foundation being of
the cheaper material."
The greatCft daogcr of Hie duty on
coUou is thus set forth ly Mr. Stiep
"Instead of In Iping the cotton grow
ers. 1 think a duty upon cotton will
prove to be a positive injury to them,
as it will undoubtedly capo the plant
ing next year of larger .Tops of 'Sea
Is.ami' and fancy stapled cotton when
the present production o these cottons
I already so great that rices are bo
>.v a remunerative polnl To Increase
l,o supply without a COjl'Ospondlng in
crease in the demand ifast inevitably
result in still lower prUos."
THE ANNUAL C<JnVENTIO.\\
South Carolina Humiy School Asso
ciation (o be Hell at Catiulen,
Here is the otlicial cal 1 for tho an
nual convention of tip South Carolina
Sunday School associtlon, w hich is to
be held in Caindcn fiis year, Aug. 2-1
Tho programme for the State Sun
day School convei<ion is now being
proposed and will no published in a
few days. It is qpootod that some
prominent Sunday id.ool workers from
abroad will be prfent this year and
a practical, hclpfq meeting is hoped
Let no active S fid ay sohool worker,
whether o 111 cor, tiohercr pastor, who
desires lo IraoroO himself and bis
school, miss this ftcasioD.
The people of .'.linden are making
arrangements f Of royally entertaining
the eonvc ntion.
Let every deU-'ato and worker ex
pecting to attojl notify Mr. C. VV.
Ulrohmore as sifi as possible.
Keduccd rateion too railroads will
be promulgate] from junotional sta
tions in ample fee.
County Btafltlcal secretaries are
urged to at oeo proceed to perfect
their statistic^ reports and forward to
Prof. K. O. siis, State secretary, at
GalTnoy, S. C.|
County treiurors will also forward
to the StatoClivontlon treasurer, K jv.
VV. I. Herbei at D'lorenoe, S. O., any
funds duo on/ledges, etc.
The counv vico presidents will
please see tint tho county convention
is arrungodfor, a practical, helpful
programme fprepared and assist in
every possifo way to make it a suc
cess. Also Id, every county president
prepare an/ forward to tho under
signed or King to tho convention a
report of th condition of the organiz
ed work in/iis county.
"Organisation" will bo one of thb
principal miles for discussion at tho
approachli,' meeting. I'Yatcrnullv.
r Chan H. Caklislk,
CbalrmanlCxeoutlve Committoo, South
Carolin* Sunday School Association,
Spartaipurg, s. c.
?The /truly courteous person will
ttiko parioular pains to be courteous
to poor |ioplc, Working people, and ser
vants, ji|t the BftDie uh the truly grout
and bralo mini will scorn to uttuck a
weak urson or a helpless animal.
GoorgefVashlngton astonished a friend
by taklitf oil his hat to a poor negro
whom jo know and happened to meet
?Caling on an insuranco man the
othor lay with i oforonco to getting a
policy!for her house, a Maino woman
saidtjtho agent: " Yo sec, square,
wo hiven't had it insured for sotno
tlmo,lvo'vo boon kinder trusting in
tho llrd for bettor 'n seven year; but
to invmind, in thoso days, it's tor'blc
i i? i i
?Thoro has como to light In a Now
YorihoBpltiil a queor case of abnor
mal jovelopmtnt In tho shape of u Hi
tie /irl about 12 years old who has
thrfa perfectly formed hands on hor
riglt arm. Kaoh of tho hands has
foul fingers and a thumb, over all of
wbfoh tho girl has perfect control.
Mrs. Babcoek's Outing.
-Mrs. 1 bibcock hud been induced to
lay aside her many tasks, and take a
I day's rest. She bad spent tho whole
I day with a cousin in a neighboring
( town?a most unusual event?and
after her return' the assembled fam
ily listened with interest to her ac
count of the day's adventures:
"Well, I Started from here on the
electric cars, and I guC88 it's a toler
'ble pretty ride. Folks say it is, but
1 declare 1 didn't see nineh of it.
Thtro wis a youngster goin' up to
school, ami lie stood in front of me
on what they Call the runnin'-board,
ami 1 was SO afraid he'd trot his head
knocked off by the posts that I could
not take my eyes oil' of htm, lie
come within a foot of 'em every
time, and my heart beat so lookin'
at him that 1 didn't take any com
"But how did you find Cousin
Amu ?" asked one.
"< 111, she was well. I didn't get
there till IIOOI. The ears broke
down, and we had to wait three
hours in tho hot sun before we could
get goin'again. I do/.ed a little at
lirst, but there was a woman with a
baby next to me, and she gave it a
button-hook to keen it quiet, and I
was so worried for tear it would gel
that hook in its eyes that I didn't
take a minute's peace."
"Weren't they surprised to see
you ?" asked another.
"Well, yes ; ami pretty glad, too 5
for the youngest cue of the children
had got a bug in his ear, and they
didn't, know how to get it out. Anno
was determined to try to haul it out
witli a crochet hook ; and we all got
pretty tired and nervous until 1
thought about oil, and then we got
it all right."
"Cousin Cy drove you home. You
must have liked that."'
"Well, yes; now it is over, 1 sup
pose i can say I did. Bui he har
nessed up that ihm go r coll, and you
know the way he has of kicking the
gravel lip. I had to keep my eyes
shut most all the way. so I didn't
seem to sense the scenery. I asked
Cy whether the coll Wllfi safe, and
he tried to make me comfortable by
sayin' he wasn't, just the kind of an
animal for aa old lady to drive
round the depot in a box buggy, hut
he was real smart to go. I gllC8? 1
enjoyed get tin' out 'bout as well as 1
"Well, mother," said Mr. Kabcock,
"I tun afraid you didn'i have a good
"()h. yes," was the cheery reply,
"plenty of change. I don't believe
I could 'a' stood any more change;
but when it comes to gcttin' actual
rest, 1 guess next time I'll lake a
good dose of valerian, and go to bed.
1 guess I'd stand a better chance."
? Youthen Companion,
400th Anniversary of Cabot's Dis
covery ot America.
The present year is the l<?nih an
I nivcrsary of the discovery of the
.North American continent, and the
event will be celebrated in America
and England. The citi/.ens of Uris
: tol, England, have resolved to eoni
I incinerate the discovery by the erec
tion of a memoria] to .lohn Cabot
and his colleagues. Tins monument
will take the form id' an ornate
tower, and will In- placed on the
summit of llrnndon hill. The site
is in the heart of the city, and the
conical hill, twenty-live acres in ex
tent, overlooks 1 he upper readies of
j the port from which, in May. I 197,
?13 Matthew sailed on her adven
turous, successful ami epoch-mak
ing voyage. The foundation stone
was laid on Juno ?I, the anni
versary of the day on which, ii is
supposed, the const of North Amer
ica was lirst seen by a European
navigator, .lohn Cabot settled in
England probably in 1-191. II is
son, Sebastian, probablj accompa
nied him on Ins lirst expedi
tion in I 197, ami conducted
done the expedion of I 198. Tho
('abuts gave England her title
to North America, ami made
it the heritage of English
speaking people. It is appropriate
that London now should bo re
minded of the great sailor's services
by the admirable statue of Cabot
and his son Sebastian exhibited at
the New Uallory. The group c nnes
from the chisel of Mr. John Cassidy,
an Irishman, who was horn thirty
years ago near the little village of
Slime, in County Mcath, only a few
mile 1 from the famous Tara's hall.
Th< i*C his father's family had been
fanners for generations.?North
Train, 1 li e fa -
niotia sngc of
absolute truth, " I am n child myself."
Youth is not a mutter of years. Happiness
is not a question of experiences. Youth is
happiness and health it youth, The healthy
person, young or old, will be a happy per
son. It 1? a Simple matter to ?el the body
into a healthy condition and then to keep it
there. Di. i'ieiee's Golden Medical dis
covery is the greatest of health makers and
beattii savers, It is the great b^ood maker
and flesh-builder. It makes the appetite
keen, the digestion and assimilation per
fect, tlie liver active, the blood pure, the
mtlSClcS Strong, the brain clear, the nerves
steady and every vital organ in the body
healthy and vigorous. it makes firm.
healthy flesh, but does not make corpulent
people more Corpulent, It does not make
flabby flesh like cod liver oil. It purities
the blood and drives out the poisons of
malaria and rheumatism. It is the best
remedy for blood and skin diseases, It
cures 98 per cent, of all eases of consump
tion. Giateful patients, who had bt en
given up to dio, have permitted their experi
ences, names, addresses and photographs
to be reproduced in Dr. Picrce's Common
Sense Medical Adviser. The sufferer wdio
wishes to investigate may write to any of
these. The ' Golden Medical Discovery '
U sold by all medicine dealers, and only
unscrupulous dealers will try ?0 induce a
?UStomef to take some worthless substitute
for the sake of a few pennies added profit.
Send 21 one-cent stamps to cover cost
?'i mailing only, for a cony of Dr. Pierce'a
k>o8 - page*) illustrated book, ?" Common
Sense Medical Adviser," in paper covers.
Addrass Dr. R. V. Pkrao, Buffalo, N. Y.
Celebrated for its great leavening
strength and healthfulness. Assures
the food against alnin and all forms
of adulteration common to the cheap
Royal Bakino Powder Co.,
Supporting a Wife.
Wheu I hear of u man and a fann
er "supporting" his wife, it gives me
that "tired feeling" that no patent
medicine can cure. I>ul you?any
of yon, fellow-citi/.eus?(j118'' think
of it for a minute)?support her ?
Indeed, if sin- was the house girl you
would have to pay her at least two
dollars per week, and she would do
nothing but the house work. Hut
the average farmer's wife raises poul
try enough t<> clothe herself and
children, and the eggs she sells pro
vide tho groceries and household
expenses, lie puts money into line
stock, farm machinery, and more
land, rarely giving any of it to her,
and he growls like a bear if she hap
pens to need anything, <>r "just a
little nionoy." But he is supporting
her; she is hi.s wife, and he has a
right to he hateful. Another thing;
a farmer's daughter, when she is
married, usually lias a cow and a
horse. Now, the usual rule is put
ting out, stock at half' the increase,
j but tloes a farmer's wife gel it ? Not
nittcll. lie hardly I'enielllhel'S l.o get
her a birthday nr< sent, and if ho
dot(8,it is something needful?as he
Bays, "something useful"- a pair of
shoes, or, maybe,a calico dress. How
1 hate and detest such presents! It
seems to mo like giving a preacher a
donation, and taking it oul of his
salary. If a woman does the liou.se
work, cares for the sickly pigs ami
lambs and a calf, raises a man's
children and teaches them till the
virtue she knows, doesn't she earn
every blessed cent s.lle gets? Let
her die and him hire a housekeeper,
and then lie will see what a helper
ho lnis lost : that she saved him
money, and earned as much as he
did, and he was not supporting her
at all ; that it was a partnership af
fair, and ihai she had earned fully
half, but didn't get it because lie
was enjoying the manly privilege of
fcvO UTH H R N R A IL WAY.
tmdtnird Schedule In KSVr*
NOV. 10. 1880.
Ax. Nrwun rv
Af. b?lnet y-Hx.
" floU^es .....
Ar Alliiert* it .
id c?i?'i>us-in? .
" Pteitmont ...
Ar. Donnald* _^
tV. ?lfrevfile .
tv Ffodgea.. .
i " Nltioiyislx.
1 \ft- Nftwbarrf .
I *? Prosperity.
I Ar. ColntnbUv.
i ?} Oi?ftrie*Btonl
: lliep; I Ioa T.v._
IVu'm u "**.'*;,r . . (ji.iuiiibli
to 13 lop -. Alatoit.
I Ol; 1 2f>t>j ". 8n ut no
? 55" * ?
Ii u p ?
It h p a
1 26 p o.
2 U j> k
I M li n
?.!' I ' ]"< rj
8 35 g ?
4 80 p ill
4 siii 2 u
lU f/0 ? it
lo w u n
II is ? m
ti ? a
n ;-?> s ii
w m p w
'10 5u p m
1 00 p n
1 25 p m
2 Jo p ii
I ?7 ? ra
3 SO ? _?
TChnrteaton Ar. i t>>i.Tl ??S
:'j 5 ?'-V>| ^ ftff>
. a 46p (i *>?
" I l irpl 7 OOp
- I <.>..p 7 W|
. ?? 'i2 y.p ? w>
. *? 12 tip od
Lv tl KM ? JCT
ti ll fr'a! rt?^i
Lv. b 20*J 8??J
? hH i?Jpt ?. L'ntnn.
16 80n SSdpl" .. JonnavllW
10 5in. 3tl7p " ..... Pao?>k?t ...
[t WA II 1 up Ar Ppiir'nnVurg.
11 i.'.u 88Bp|Lv Bp* 11 KDotire
JUOpi 7ivpAr _ A<lmv?le.
"P. p. m. "A*" f? m.
Trains ? ami 10 carry elegant Pulfmxt
ile*pinf cart between OulvimhWi km) Ar.hovll!?
?rtr?ni? ?iiily betwoaa JiU'ksouvUle and Cttnoli*
Tratna inave Bpartenbnr?, A. & 0. iininto?
?orthbound. 8.? a. m.. fiv*t p. m , 0:18 p m.
(Veatlbula LlniltadH ?onthboaind U:*) a. m
%:lf> p. m.. Il:ff7 a. m., (Vattlbula I.linitntl.)
Ti mil. it r.\? (troonvOJa, A nmi ?.: i'ilvtalo?
MrthbouilH,ft:45 ft. m., 3:81 p. rn itn 1 .N.il? p. m
(V?itl\>al<i(t Limite 1^ : ? >.illiboinul, I A) a. m.
<?J p. o> 18:1? p in (Veatlbuled l.lmUadV
i*ii 11 in ?.Ii Sarvtoa.
Piillman palauo ?ler'pln( oars od Trr.tna 36 M
SS, M an<l as. on A. anil O. ?tlvldion.
V.B ORKEN, J. M. OtTLP
?en. Buiierint indenl. TrnlWo vy?.
Waahuurtoo, D. o. Wi- him tr,n, o
V. JL. T?RK. I. B. HARpwlOKT
V%n. Pw>?- *U'V Aa'tUon. Pb<m? A^
raablnaton D. a
ATLANTIC COAST LINK
PASSRNQEK DKI'AKTM KNT.
Wilmington, N. CJ., Jan. 19/A, 1897
- HK'l'W KKN?
Charleston and Oolltmbiaantl Uppe
South Carolina, North Caro
lina, and Athens and
DONDRNSRD m<:ii V DU LR
doing \\ cut. Going ?''???l
N o. 62, N Oi 63.
7 (xinrn* i.v....Charleston?Ar 93upn
8 20 .Lanes. 7.1?
085 .Bumlor. 6 85
1065 Ar.Columbia, Lv 616
11 bH .Prosperity. 8 13
IS 10pm .Ncwbcrry. 2 67
12 60 .Clinton.2 10;
1 16 .... I.aurcns .... 1 45
2 33 .... Greenwood.
6 10 .. ..Athen Ga.
6 l5ptn ? .Wlnnsboro,H, O. ? ll 4ta?
8 2Q_? .Charlotte, N. (.?.. !>36
i >|im Ar ... Aiidorann, 8, G.. Lv llo?air
'J4 20 .... Grcoenvillo .... HI
3to .... Spartan burg..., 1145
603 Hondoraonvillo N.C. 0 15
7 00 ..Ashoville.N.C... 8 20
Nos, 62 and 58 Holirl trains hotwoot
Charleston and Columbia, 8. 0,, and earn
through ooaoh between Charleston ar.
Atlanta. H.M, KMKUHON.
Ass't Gen'l Passonger Agt.
I, K, is KN i.V, T. M.KMKH80N,
ttcn'l Manager. Tratllo Manag*'
I ?An eleotric contribution box Is tho
latest Counootlcut invention. The
minister touobes a buttoo, und small
silver curs, lined with velvet, visit
each pew simultaneously, running on
' a slender rail back of euch pew. bach
ear returns to a luck box at the pew
entrance, ami the deacons collect the
receipts after service.
? It is said that the hottest mines in
tho world are those of tho famous
Comstook lode. Un the lower level
tho heat is so grout that the men can
not work over ten or fifteen minutes at
a time. Kvery known means of regu
lating the beat has been tried in vain.
I CO melts before it reaches the bottom
of the shafts.
?There is a man in Glasgow who,
when he goes to church, notes the
hour when the sermon begins, and if
it does not exceed "JO minutes lie sub
scribes two shillings, sixpence to the
collection bag ; if over minutes he
subscribes one shilling ; but if it goes
over that time ho buttons up Iiis pocket
and gives nothing.
?" Any letter for me ':" asked a
young lady of a postmlstrosi In a coun
try town. " No," was the reply,
" Strange I" said the young lady, aloud,
to herself, as Bho turned away. ?'Noth
ing stranlie about it !" cried tho po t
mis trees over the counter. You ain't
answered the 1 ist 1 ?tter ho writ ye."
? Death keeps it* own secrets and
takes nobody Into Its con lldoocc, What
it is to ilie, we can actually know only
by dying : and tho knowledge thus
gained wo can never give to those
whom wo have loft behind us.
? "My daughter is entirely too young
to marry," snorted old Geldbrlok.
"Well," repliod the rejected suitor,
" what would you say to my taking her
marriage portion now ami waiting a
few years for the girl ?"
- AM? -
"Augusta and Ashovillo Short I.inc."
Schedule inotToct l''eh. 7, 1800.
I.v Augusta.040 am 1 10 pm
Ar (Jrconwood.12 17 pm .
Andersen. (110 pm
I.aureus. 1 15 pm 7 no am
^Greenville. 300pm 10 15 am
Glenn spring's.... 4 01pm .
Sparianhurg. 300 pm '?> '..'?> am
Haluda. 6 23 pm ...._
HeudersouvillOi .. 551 pm .
Ashcvillc. 7 no pm .
Lv Asheville.s20am .
Sparianhurg. ....1145 pm 4 00 pm
Glenn Spriiern ... 1000 am ...
Greenville .I'fiOam 4 00 pm
Lauren i. 1 gin 7 mi pm
Anderson . .7 00 am
Gre.-iiwood .?_' 28 pm ....
ArAi.gusin. 500;pm 11 U? am
Lv Spartanliurg . 11 I? am
11 rccnvlllo.... . II 50 am
A r Clinton. . 2 10 gm
Nowbcrry. 2 67 pin
Prosperity . 8 13 pat
i lohtmbln . i ?"'1 pm
Sumier. U 42 pm
(iharlcsteu .. . '> '?'?'> pm
Lv Charleston. 7 00 am
Suinicr. !i 85 am
t lolumhin. II 00 am
Prosperity. .. 11 5H am
Nowoerry. 12 10 pin
(Clinton. 12 50 pm
Ar Greenville. 00 j m
Sparianhurg ...._:i iki pm
l.v Augusta. 2 66 pm
Ar Allondalo. ;"> 00 pm
Fairfax. 5 16 pm
Yemassee.... .'.' .".earn
Scan fort .10 35am
Port I toy a I.in 50am
sa\ aunnh .
Lv Charleston. . 050 am
Savannab. li eo am
Port Koval. 05 'gm 7 10 am
tteaufort . 7 10pm 7 ? ><> am
Yem.isscc.3 15pm 0 I" am
Fairfax. 10 20 am
Allcndnlo. 10 35 am
A r Augusta. 12 40 n'n
('leseconnections at Greenwood for all
points on 8. A. L. and C. itG. hallway, and
at Sparianhurg with Heidhorn Railway.
For information relative to tickets, rates
schedules, etc . address
\V. J. CHAIG, Gen. Pass. Agent, Angus
ta. <; \.
K, M. NORTH, Sol. Agent, Augusta, Oa
.1. s. Cureton, Agent, H. .Speights
Gen. Agent,Greenville.8, ('
THE LAURENS BAR.
W. II. 31 AKTIN,
Attorney at Law,
Lauhens, - South Carolina,
Will practice in nil Courts of this Stale
Attention given to collection!*.
j. r. joiinson. \v. It, R10HKY
JOHNSON & RICIIKY,
ATTORN k ys AT LAW.
Office Pleinluu 'Corner, Portliest
si?n< of Public Square.
n. Y. st.Ml'soN. C. l>. UARK8DALE
simpson & bahksdal?:,
Attorneys at Law,
LAUHKNS, SOUTH CAROLINA
Special attention glvoo to the Investi
(ration of titles and collection of claims
II. W. HA 1.1,. 1.. W. SIM KINS. W. W. IIA I.I.
BALL, SIM KINS .V HALL,
A t t ornoys at Law,
Lauhkns, South Cauolina.
Will practice in nil stain and United
States (.louri. special attention Blveu
Co?it in >r
I.t. Allr-nta, C T.
" All tilt* It T.
" Ruford . ..
" Kauena . .. ?
" Oirfiirllln .
" King'* Mi
Ar Itir-hmond ...
" Nc? York
&n?T~.v inn rrrpail ?3
" Philadelphia i 0 BO a ? w p|
paHlim.i c . .1 6 2: a 9 20 pi
Wa&lagU>a..|ll 16 a|lO 49 \>\
I.v t) to villa ... .1 'to
Ar QliurlotU) . .lio >i0
?? K ug'a Mt
n aukabnra, 111 3? p'10 40
" HatTiify? . ..ill 47 p ?
" Spartaaburg .12 26 u lt 97
Ar. Atlanta, IC T.l .
Aj. A Haut?, 0 TjJ 5 jo ?^ajrf JLJjy.P; 9m f
"A" h m. "P" p. m. "M" noon. "H" night.
Nos. :i7 and 3i~l)utiy. Wathlagtoa ?nrl ijoufh?
woaturn Vn^tiimie Llmltad. Through Pnilaiaa
?lecpinq enrw Iratwean Now Yor* aud Maw On
leiiitv ?in Washington, A'.lantn nml Moiitgouv
err. nnd alao liatWOOD New tirk nndMoinplna
via W.nhlngtou,Atlant? nnd Hlriiiln^hHin. Flr?4
chi** thoioi.t/lifaie oonchaa bat woau Wuhlnr
toil and Atminu 1 >11.11.jf oara novo all raoall
Nni. i$6 nnd WV Ut)tt4<] Stntod Faat MaU
ruua solid bf. wwo Waahlng'on and Naw Of
'eanij, via Souiaora a*Jiwaj. A Ji w. P. K. ft.,
uil t. Jb N. ri tt.. baintf ?Om?oaOd of bnggag?
?r and j')?.-h^s, throuflfli Wllhunt ehanga f*|
pas?mxer?i of' all olatkna. Pii'.lmtvh drawtna
fooni iiiopviluc aara \i?l\?u?n )ifew York *M
I j.'.-xv OrloMis. via Atlanta and ISontfooa?i-y.
! l.nnMui. WMhingtOO ?*?h Saturday, a Ui\iHa<
tlfp;iinj oar \CiJ run through betwetn WMlt
igton and ^an FrnncJiiro without ohaotf*<
I No*. 11. S." f.nj U?Pullman ?l??|>luf .>ar? Ra>
I iwaeii Itinhmoad aud Ohirjo ra. ti i Uanrin*
i aouilihonnd Nd? || and norwboUnd No IS
Th* Ac l.om Ball? Cram, iio*. I' ojj < la, ba>
' twoaa Atlanta ani Mount Ali.r, (4a., ^aily aa?
I eept Rundar.
? w n ?ulcl?N. i. k ctJur.
?en'l ?upt., TraiS? VI g'r..
Waahlaftoa, D. O. Waahtngtha, O- ?
W A. T?RE, S. R. RAKOWIO*,
Um I Hds?. i|'t , Aaa'tdna'l Pa-1* Ag^,
Waihiiiji"o, t> *' ' ^
Who is Will Whitener ?
He is our Fashionable Hair Cutter and Shaver
-IN BENDELLA HOTEL.
On Pianos, .Organs and Sowing Machines. W?
drive our business these hard limes by Sellin??' at Cut
Prices. We don't sit down mid croak about the scarcity
of money like the old fossils who let purchasers pass
on when they won't pay them great long profits. If you
want to purchase a Piano or an Organ come and set;
us and we will sell you. We have on hand tin; largest
and best selected stock of Pianos in the State, including
some of the best makes on the market, and we arOifoillii
to sell them. We guarantee our prices to be lower
than any other reliable dealer will make Our terms for
iiiiKj purchasers arc easy. Only a small cash payment
required and wo make the sailing smooth. For
Spot Cash Buyers we will soy, you can buy a Piano or
Organ cheaper from US than irom.any concern in the
business. We keep constantly on hand a Cull stock
of small instruments, consisting of Guitars, Banjos,
Mandolins, Auloharps, Violins, &c. Also the vurious
parts, strings and supplies for same;. We are selling
Sewing Machines at ridiculously low prices. If you
want one, just intimate it, and you will be surprised how
low you can buy one. Our stock of sheet music, both
vocal and instrumental, is kept full, and you can get any
of the popular and up-to-date songs and music at any
time. Yours truly,
ALEXANDER BROS & CO.,
GREENVILLE, 8. 0.