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NKW COUNIY <JOVI<;KNiUt:N 1" BILL.
Oueoflhe Mu?i Important Measures
I mi o(I'.n < (I lu the heiittt?.
Senator D. S. Henderson, of Aiken,
is the author of uuu ol tho meal Import
ant bills introduced in either house uf
the gouural ascombly this session. It
is to provide a system uf county gov
ernment for the vurious counties el ttio
Slate and proi/Oacs sovorul radical
changes from the prt sent law, which
since its enactment bus not lailtd to I
havr several amendments to it cllorod I
at each bossiou of thu legislature. Tee
object of Mr. Henderson is, if ptwlble,
to secure a uuiloriu law vvlilUtl will
prove satisfactory to all tiio counties.
With that tnd 10 view bo OrtfelUlly
prepared a bill. When tbo disoussiuu
of it cauiu up a number of amendments
weru offered. These, wiin tlio bill,
:wero submitted to a ^1" eiui com mittue,
and tbu tollowtug bill is the resu.t of
tbo combined wisdom of tlio Senators
Constituting that committee:
Suction 1. ThHt tbo present boar-is of
county commissioners aud township
commibsiouers in tho various cnuutits
of thio Slut shall continue in office un
til after th : fn>t day of February, A.
D , 18?U and until their succesoors
hertiuuiter provided (or ahull qualify.
Sec. 2 That tue otUce of county su
pervisor, ao now provided by law, ?hall
continue, and tlio successors of the
present supervisors shall bo elected by
tbo people at the next general election,
with a term of utlioo for two years and
until their successor shall bo elected
and (i lulifiud; and sucb supervisor.-,
snail receivo the pay aud execute tho
bond as now provided by law, except in
county of-, where the salary shr.il
Sec. 3. That the governor shall, im
mediately alter the next general elec
tion, anil belore the first day ol Febru
ary, A. 1), 1809, by und with tho ad
vice and consent of the Senate, and be
fore the. first day of Kubruury of each
succeeding two years thereafter, ap
point two persons from each county,
who shall be known us the advisory
coinmisoiouei s ol t ho county, to act
with tho supervisor in governmental
matters of tho county. Tue supervisor
shall lie the chairman of the board of
county con. niissionoi s solo bo consti
tuted; ut.d said board, at their first
meeting for organization, shall elect a
Clerk, who shall receive, such PUlarv as
st.alt bo lixed by baut board at their
ilrst meeting, the Mime not to exceed
the bum ol $200 pt r annum. Kach of
said advisory commissioners ahull re
ceive the sum of $3 per day fei- each
day actually in service, m t to i xceed
2? days lu tacli year; aud .-aid advisory
commissioners sbal , upon their ap
pointment, qualify as other cent.ty of
ficers, tinu receive their commissions
from the governor and seeictary of
btute, without charge.
Sec. 4. Tnat < n the first, day of Feb
ruary, A. D.. Ib'Jl), the i. Hi. out county
C0mmi8slouei s as now provided by law
to be appointed oy the gov< rnor shall
bo a boos in a; and the jurisdiction,
powers and auties no at devuived by tuw
upon tbo ct uniy supervisor and tue ap
pointive boarus of County and town
ship coinmis iotu r? is hereby involved
upon the boards of county com
missioners lu i e u prtvidcd for, to con
sist ol the county supervisors uad two
S^c. 5. Tue boarus ol county commis
sioners atid township commissioners
now appointed by the governor, after
the appointment uoo qualification ol the
auvisory commission,.is provided for
lu this aot, shall continue lu i 111 jo as
beams ot c> uniy assessors and to* uship
assesbOi s unt.l thou mice s-ors shall be
appoiuieo, ami tin governor of this
State is hi ruby auti ONZed aud em
powered every two years to uppon.t
such boarus of county assessor* and
towi sh p ucsesbors us are now provided
by law tor the appointment ot county
commissioners und township cominis
fcionero. Buch boards shall serve for
twoytars from the timo of tbotr ap
pointment aim until their successors
uiu appointed und qualified; their
terms to bo coUiminous with
the governor who appoints them.
And tin y shall receive tho pay now
alloweu county commissioners and
township commissioners when acting
Ubassessois ol propelly, and have tho
powers unit dutus which are now ue
volveo upon such boards.
Sec. ti. That sections 1 and 2 of an
act upptovco Uth March, 15'Jti entitled
"an net to umenu sections 237?, 237?
ano 2402 of voiumu 1, revlseu stututeo
ol 161)3 be, und the sumo uro hereby,
Sic 7. That article 1 of chapter
XLlV, r. vittd stuiutts ol South Caro
lina, of 1803, entitled "jury com mis
slouers," hi., und the same uie hereby,
re-enucteii und muUe of lorco in wor?s
Sec. 2373 Tho county auditor, the
counly Li i a.-in er unu tho clerk of tbo
court ol com tuen pitas and general bos
kions of each county bhuil constitute
the Loam of jury commissioners for
their respective counties.
S c. 2371. That the said county
auunor, county ti t usurer and clerk of
the court ol common pleas und general
sess.ons shaii perform the duties re
quired of them a? jury commissioners
Sec. 237?. The board of jury com
missiouiis of taoh county, snail once
in every year, uuring the month of
Januury, prepare a list of such lnhubit
aots ol their respective counties, uol
absolutely exempt, as they may think
Well qtiai.fi u to serve as juror-, of good
morui characters, of souud judgment,
and free from ull legul exceptions',
which llstshull include not less than
ono from every twenty voters, nor
more than one Irom every ten voters,
ol their re pectivo counties, to bo se
lect! d without regard to whether such
person live Within seven miles or more
than seven miles from the court house;
exci pt that in tho count'es ?I Abh,
vi.lt, Spui tan burg, Beaufort, 0 lleton,
Union und Oi angeburg, the said list
shall be pi t pared during the month ol
Decembei ; provided, thut in the coun
ty uf Ci arieston the number of names
to bu placed on the list of inhabitants
heretoioio required stiuil not ho less
than i 200, tho numu of each of which
persons snail be pluced lu the jury box
for tho said county in tho manner pro
vided for in tlio first paragraph of the
section next hereafter ensuing.
Sec. 237?. Of tho list so prepared tho
boaru ol jury commissioners snail cause
the nun.. . tw bo written, each tine on a
separate paper or bu lot. and ahull lo d
up a<iid pu ces ol paper or ballots so a?
to resemble each other as much as
possible, so that that the namo written
thereon shall not bu visible on tho out
side, aud snail place them in a box to
be turninbed them by tho county board
O' commissioners of their county for
tnat purpes ; and It shall be the duty
of the clerk of court to kei p said jury
box in bis custody. The j iry b >x a iall
bo provided with three looks, each
different. Tho key to ono lock shall bo
kept by tho clerk of court, one by tho
auditor and ono by tho trea urur, so
that no two ol salt' commii-slonora shall
hold keys to the sumo lock.
At the s imo time they j>b ill place in
a spt clal apartment in the jury box
the mums of 1?0 persons, quui fiud by
law to serve as j irors, who reside with
in eeven miles of the court house, from
which shall be drawn jurors to supply
d* fluienclts arising from any cause or
emergoncy during the sitting of the
court: Provided, 1. That in tbo
county of Iticbland the number of
names to t> placed In the separate
apartments shall bu 200, and in tho
county of CrarlCtton fa.0, and in tho
counties of Georgetown aud Williams
. burg 75 2. That in the county of
Chester the number to be placed In
the separate apartments shall be 60,
who lesido within fivo miles of tbo
court bouse 3. That in tl e counties '
of Itlchland and Oranyibirg the
placed in the isles box shall be 1
addition to *od exolutlve of tho
und living within suvon miles of tho '
cuurt him ,i- muy bo plueod both in tbo |
regular jury box and tho ta^es box, ox- ;
cent iu too counties of Rlchland and
See. 8. That tho jut'tea to be listed !
and drawn durinp tho months of Dec- |
ember, A. D., l?tfS, und January, 1899, j
us provided for in thin net, shull bo
h.-u d and drawn by tho cUlcord named I
iu bectiou 7 of this act.
ANDUEW JACKSON'S HOME.
A Description of "Tbo Hermitage,"
YVIiero the Oreat Hero Bleeps.
" Tho Hermitage," tho homo and bu
rial placo oi Androw Juckson, will
ulwuys bu a place of hlbtorlo interest to
tho ?hou&unds who may visit Nabbvlllo
at uuy time. It is bituated ten miles
east of Nushvlllc, on tho Lebanon pike,
u beautiful drivo, or can be reached by
rait. It was a plantation of 5U0 acres
with over a hundred Blavob or servants
in General Jueksou's roign.
Tbo Hermitage lb a grand old houso
of tbo stately architecture of a century
ugo, tbo central portion being two
stories with heavy columned vorundas,
front and back porch, and a ono-story
wing on each bido. It sits far buck
und is appi cached from tho highway
through an avoDUo and circlo of tail
piudb und oakb that were sot out by
Generul Jackson in 1819, when the
oritrinul mansion was bunt. It burned
in 1835, and was rebuilt that summor as
It no* stands. Then imposing and
splendid?with a broad hall entirely
t irough it, and u winding stuirwuy to
? tbo second 11 jo" ; tho spacious parlors
to tho left, too diniug-room ml j lining ;
tho bedrooms to tho right, tho library
in tho south wing, und tho sorvants'
stuirwuy to the upper Hour?tho pre
mises uro quaint und queer enough
now, although still impressive and be
speaking tho stutely respectability of
the occupants. The large Ugurod wall
papci und carpets, und tho canopied,
old-fashioned bedsteads, remain In
evidence of historic grandeur. The
Hermitage and immediate 2? uoro? aro
now too property of "Tbo L idles' Her
mitage a-.-neiat ion " of Nuthville,
which was duly chartered and organiz
ed in 1889. Tho State Legislature
conveyed to It through a bourd of
trustees, the houso in which Gonorul
Jackson lived, tho tomb which murks
his lust resting place, und 25 surround
ing ucres to beautify and pre. _rve
throughout all coming ages, in per
petual memorial of the great man who
lived there through 41 /card of his
eventful life, and whoso ushes now ro
pose bi neuth tho boiI. Tho room In
which Jackson ?l d looks almost ex
uetly us it did on tho Uuy the creut
general passed uwuy. Juno 8th, 1845.
Tbo old time furniture is there, und
on tho muntol uro the bruss cundio
sticks, tho two va.es mudo of Stulls,
und tho long muuloi mirror that has
? stood there for so muny years. The
I portrait of the wife, Mrs. Rachel Jack
son, upon which the horo's dy in-: y. / i
rested, hangs on tho wall. In the Qre
pluco ure toe old bruss andirons und
terrier und reudy laid logs for u lire,
which, however, will perbups never be
Tno washstund, with its six pieces of
china, occupies its accustomed place.
The old bureuu i us upon it tho worn
brush used by Generul Jackson, und
tho two china smelling bottles, fas Il
ium d ufter Chinese mandarins, onco
belonging to Mrs. Jackson. Tho ward
rohe looks much as it Jld In its old
place 50 years ago.
Long years ago tho bed upon which
Generul Jackson died wus lowered by
suwing oil the high legs thut mudo It
neciB-ury to use steps to get up iuto
it. The legs have been restored re
cently, und ulso its old cunopy top.
The old historic carriuge, purchased by
General Juekson for his own personal
use iu 1831, und constantly used by
him during his two pre-ul -nt iul ad
ministrations, is still ut "The Hermit
Among tho relics and curios belong
ing to "Old Hickory," und wticb de
light tho visitor, not tho leuBt inter
esting ia " Uncle Alfred Jackson," un
old negro sluvo, who onco belonged to
tho president. H ? shows the visitors
over the place, und in his own fushion
relutes many intoi esting things about
" Mars' Andrew."
In tho garden near tho housoIs tho
tomb of "Old Hickory." tho hero of
the battle ol Now Orleans, und his wife
sleeps by his side, awaiting tho resur
On tho tomb of Oenerrl Jackson is
the simple inscripten :
GENERAL ANDREW JACKSON.
Born March 15,th 1707.
Died Juno 8.b, 1845.
On that of his wife aro these wordB :
"Hero lie tho remains of Mrs. Rachel
Juekson, tho wife of President Jack
s >n. who died tho 22d of December,
1828, aged ?l years. Her face was fair,
tier person pleasing, ber temper ami
anlo, her heart kind : she delighted-in
relieving tho wants of ber fellow
creatures, and cultivated that divine
pleasure, by tbo most M> -nil und un
pretending methods ; to tho poor sbo
was a benefactor ; to tho rich an ex
ample: to tho wretched u comforter ;
to tho prosperous an ornament; her
piety went hand in hund with her be
nevolence, and she thunked her Croator
for being permitted to do good. A
being so gentle and so virtuous, sland
er might wound, but. could not dis
honor ; oven death, when ho bore her
from tho arms of bor husband, could
out transport hor to tho bosom of her
Tho visitor who dri/es to "The Her
mitugo " should not full to stop on tbo
wuy at tho little Prefibyteriun church,
L it by Generul Jackson in 1823 for
his wife, und which has ever sinco
been Uoed by tue P'esbyterlans. It Is
of gi e?t interest, and tho visitor needs
not to draw on bis imagination very
heavily to soo tho old hero sitting in
his accustomed pow. The church is
c< zy ur.d comfortuble. A large amount
of necessary repairing having been
('one in 1889, now adds materially to
tho comfort and beauty of tho Inte
Egyptian Cotton in Texas.?An
olli I.u ro lur gin test, e >nduet> d under
tue direction of tho oflloe of Fiber in
vestigations of the department of agri
culture at Cuero, Tex., upon Texas
grown Egyptian cotton has just been
concludedi with rmwt successful and
gratifying result*. For several \ears
cultural experiments have been carried
on in Texas by Mr. W. H. Wentworth,
from the Egyptian seed distributed by
tho department, with a view to tho
production in this country of Egyptian
cotton. /. serious obstacle to success
has beer tbo need of a proper gin to
separat i the seed from tho lint, the or
dinary gin injuring tho cotton to a rui
nous oegree. but this has been over
come by a special form of gin.
Tbo engineer export states that the
eoton produced Irom tho E/yptlan
soed planted In Texas Is stronger than
the native Egyptian, as is indicated by
tho yl< 1.1 per hour in ginning. This
was 70 pounds per hour the fl st day
and 70 9 10 per hour tho second day.
Tho manufacturers of the gin used
claimod only 50 pounds por hours as the
output of the native Egyptian. The
lint from this test will be examined
and further reported upon.
The imports of Egyptian cotton aro
steadily lnorea<dr.ff and now amount In
value 11 over $6 000.000 annually. With
tho ginning question settled those who
aro Interested In the growth of Egypt
Ian cotton In Texas claim that produc
tion In thiw country Is assured.
?The English Bishops of Salisbury
and Carlisle will both be at Jerusalem
at the consecration of tho n?w Angll
osn oburoh, to which the Queen ha*
given a font, and It Is expected thai
ever; courtesy will be extended to
authorities of the Groek
THF. AULK8T DIPLOMATS.
Tbe SpanlHh Minister and Ills WLfto
Adepts la Diplomacy.
Id an interesting letter to bis paper,
tbo WautiiDgton correspondent ot tbe
Atlanta Journal Bays that tbe most
conspicuous people lu Washington to
day are the Spanish minister and his
wife, Senora DeLome, incidentally,
they might be said to be tho ablest
diplomats here also, not excluding the
Cant<>n lawyer, Assistant Secretary of
The way in which Senor Dcf<ome
and his wife have met every emergency
and creditably sustained their country
is a marvel to tbe olueut diplomatist
in this couutry. I couple Senora Da
Lome's uume with that of her hubband
for thu reason that she Is his equal, if
not his p'.'cr, In thu field of diplomacy.
Tho former's conduct through this en
tire troublo only goes to prove that
diplomacy is a science aud that It re
quires years to learn. One false stop
on tho DuLomos, part would have pre
cipitateu a crlsla lung ago, and those
who had hoped to see them take this
step are deeply disappointed. So far
they have stood between their coun
try and tho loss of Cuba. If Spain
cau hold Havana as well as the Do
Lomes can bold their temper, the In
surgents have a long time yet to tight.
Without going into the merits of
their case, at all, for it is hardly pos
siblo for any American to do them
jt i>ice in this respect, they have bold
not only tbo administration, It might
be said two administrations, at bay,
but a turbulent congress as well. They
have dono it, too, by holding tbelr
i mouths closed tight and by keoping
I their tempers. Sonera Dc Louie has
noue of tbo boauty of Vunus to dlsurm
the American Mars, either. Hur bus
band, too, Is quaintly bulit and not a
prepossessing looking person by any
means. What they accomplish they
I do through tbe canons of their pro
fession and tin use of tbelr brains.
Senora DeLoino, contrary to all ac
1 cepted ideas of Spanish women, Is ex
I ceedingly homely, fat, resembling a
peripatetic feather bod more than a
proud aud haughty beauty. But she
Is clever, very clover. And above all,
she is amiable, or possesses tho coun
terfeit of it. Neither she uor hor bUB
Iland got cross at people who do not
think with thorn. On tho countrary,
they are especially suave aud polite in
their manner. Tney entertain with
out respeot to Spanish or Cuban sy mpa
I thix^rs. Human nature is such that it
has to woakoD by a persistent polite
ness and give way before those who
Btudy how to please.
You ofton hear ono say: "Oh, ho
is an ass, but I like him." Thut only I
follows where som one whom we have
originally disliked contiuuos to pursue
UB with tbe weapons of politeness aud
courtesy. This has dono much for
Spain hero at tbe capital. While tbo
Spanish across the water, who do not
understaud Americans, were reviling
us In every way in about tbo Bamu
proportion as wo have been reviling
them, the D.Lomes have steadfastly
kept their tempers and studied how to
pluaso tho otlicials of tuis government.
It was a studied piece of diplomacy
that presonted Sunora D L an 3 on the
ariuuf Secretary Sherman aimost the
entire evening ut the White House re
ception. No one In >een more ubusivo
of tue SpaniBb than Jhurman, nut even
Morgan, yet to see the Senora smiling
up in the old wrinkled faco of tbe
Secretary of State, oblivious to every
one olue apparently, was a point gain
ed for tbe Spanish. And su it will con
tinue, to the end of the chapter. If tbu
Cuban belligerency is ever recognized
tho D. Lomes will bow tbumselv s to
the very water's edge and uot shako
their lists at this "Uncle Sam "' until
tbuy aro too far away to be seen. Bat
they love tbe capital of this country.
They go every whoro and uumbor their
mtiinaL ? friends by tho hundreds. It
is possible that even in case ot war,
waen they shall have been recalled,
their countenances will be more in
sorrow than in anger as they bid fare
well to dinners ami adulation.
I do not know if this country ban
ever bad a real live and bone tide
optimist for a President before, but It
has one now In the full meaning of that
term. Senator Lodge was tbe first to
classify President McKinley as such.
It was during a discussion in ono of
tho committee rooms of tho Senato
wher Borne ono insisted that McKinley
" Not so," said Lodge. " I ha*e at
last discovered McKinley?tho real
McKinley. He is an optimist. You
may go to him with all sorts of troubles,
Imaginary and real, and predict any
thing from a war to a protest, and Mc
Kinley, will say, 'On, don't worry 5 It
will come round all right It in thound?
it always does,' he will say, and you
will leave him believing so yourself."
This is really a happy classification
of Mi Ivinley. This uas been his idea
regarding Cuba. It is so with Uaan
oial reform, and it will contin jo until
be is finally renomlnated. He believes
that everything works out for the bust,
and that no clubbing will cbango th
order of events. His faith infect.,
other people, ten. See how he flna ly
got Secretary Gage to bis way of
thinking on the currency. A month
ago and here was Gage repudiating
bimetallism and m .......nng him. olll
to more close ly settle the slnglo gold
standard, offering his resignation and
trying to act according to bis convic
tion. McKinley smoothed him down,
and what now ?
Secretary Gage not only compro
mises with himsdf, but actually in his
Philadelphia speech on Monday night
endorsed the attitude of Chandler con
cerning bimetallism?that flimsy doc
trine which Seuator CatTery calls bye
and bye-met all mil
I have often spokou of McKlnloy'n
rabbit foot and I honestly believe that
he posseases one, one which was caught
at the right time of the moon, the pro
per place in the grpveyurd and that It
was a left hind foot. One must rosort
to tho superstitious and unreal to ex
plain how ho wields a man of Gage's
stamp. Gage is only one of a doz-m.
The President has turned Chand-er
into an ardent admirer and makes
Wolcott do his bidding. He keeps
Heed off bis foot and holds the house
in chock on Cuba.
Quaint Bit9 ok Advick.?A Now
England gentlewoman early in tho
century wrote the following quaint bits
of advice in hor note-book lu a beauti
fully clear, even hand :
A friend to tbe ladles would take
this opportunity to advise them to sup
ply their toilets with the following
Fi/st?Self knowledge, a mirror
showing the form l.i tbo most perfeot
Second?Innocence, a white paint,
beautiful, but easily soiled and r< quir
ing continual care to preserve its lus
Third?Modesty, a rouge giving a de
lightful bloom to the obeeks.
Fourth?Contentment, an infallible
smoother of wrinkles.
Fifth-Truth, a salve rendering the
lips soft and delicious.
Sixth?Gentleness, a cordial impart
ing sweetness to tbe voice.
Seventh?Good humor, universal
A lady who poesessea all these toilet
articles must certainly bo well equip
ped. They are probably as efficacious
now as thoy were nearly a hundred
?Tho Arabs of the Nubian Desert
supposed they knew all about their
country, but an engineer recently
bored a well seventy five miles from
tho Nile, and one thousand feet above
the river, and found an abundant
supply of water at a depth of fifty-six
feet. When the well was begun the
Arabs stood by and jokingly assured
the engineer that he would reach
water when he got down to tho Nile
a LiUCKY i.OST LbTTBR.
Her Husband Forgot ii Mall It and
Bh? Forgave Him Wilt Ugly.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Years ago a Clevoluil man gavo
his wife a pleuo of what he supposed
was worthless MUsourl land, a tract
wbicb ho bad taken n settlement
from a debtor. It w? a 210-aoro ,
sootion, and from year u year he sunt
the few dollars which vfer? required
for taxes. If It hadn't beon for his
small outlay ho might hp-o forgotten
all about it. Tho property bad been I
put in his wife's nami, and a fow ;
weeks ago sbo was surprised to re- 1
coivo a lottor from au attorney at j
JetToreon City making hoilan otter for
the land. It was a ier>; letter, In
wbicb tho writer said he had found a '
man who would take tho traut for tho
timber that was on it andWas willing
to give $1500 for tho prolorty. The i
lawyer went on to say tint bo cou- I
slderod it a very fair o'Tol Half tbo
farm was swamp and the other half
rock, and It was positlvity tho tirst
bona lido inquiry regarditg tho prop- J
erty that bo bad heard of. "The
man who makes mo otK - ? an erratic
and touchy sort of follow,1 wrote tho
lawyer, "and 1 think it wiuld bo will
to nail him boforo he ?banges bis
i Tho wlfo showod tho httor to her
husband, who shared her pleased sur
" rimt'n protty good," ti chuckled.
" I never expected to get tho tuxos
back on It. It's- just us bad as he says
it is?half swamp and hat rock. 1
had a man who was prosipctlug out
that way to go over and loot at it. Ho
said It was worth about 38 an acre.
I Sit down and wrl o the Uv/yor that
you'll accept his otter and tsk him to
j forward tho papers at onco.'
So tho wife sat down and wrote tho
letter, and just as tho buiband was
starting for tho office in a g}eat hurry
?ho always fancied ho was late?she
gavo it to him to mail. He slipped it
in his inside overcoat pocket, grasped
his umbrella and was nil.
Onco or twioo thereafter his wifo al
luded to tho farm transaction and.won
dered when the papers would be along.
Tbo husband replied in an absent
minded way?ho was full of engrossing
business at tho time?and when two
weoks had olapsod they both began to
think that tho deal had fallen through.
One morning, just as the husband
was starting for downtown, tho post
man brought a letter for the wifo.
" Why, it is the JofTjrsoi. City post
mark," sho cried. " Let's sco what he
Sho toro tho envelope open, hastily
6klmmed over a few lines, and thou
looked up with a little stiriok.
" Head that, Goorgo 1" sbo cried.
And this is what George road :
"Dear Madam' Of course I know
what It meant when you failed to an
swer my proposition. You were inves
tigating, and I don't biamo you. 1
made my oiler in tho hope that you
would snap at it, but it is evident you
haven't snapped. 1 didn t dare to put
the offer any higher for fear (if arous
ing your ousplclons, and perhups 1 got
it loo high as it was. Having made
my little confession?your uusbauu
will tell you It was ull a trick of the
trade?I will come down to bu?inerjs.
I represent a mining company, and we
aro developing a tract soutti of hen
and n< o I your farm. Wo will give
rou $20,000 cash for it. Th-u's the
imit we are all willing to go. 1 will
admit that there is another company
in tho samo bold, but I feel sure that
your advices from horo will convince
you that the offer wo mako is a very
liberal one. The moment wo hoar
from you favorably tho cush will bo
dop< sited to your credit horo in the
First National Hank. Kindly advise
me as to your intentions at the earliest
possible moment "
Tho husband looked at tho wifo.
" Well, by Goorgo 1" ho said.
A wild light was in his wife's eye.
" Wh?what does this moanV" she
Goorgo fumbled in his inside puckot.
"Thero," ho said, as ho drew forth
the lotter which never wont, " that's
what it means."
'? I'll have to forgive you thid time,"
sho said. ,
" Try It again," ho cheerfully sug
gested. " Accept the second offer, and
after I send a telegram or two I cun
guarantee that it will go."
I'm afraid I can't trust you."
" i'U carry it In my hand to the
Zola on Trial.- z>.a i-* now to bo
tried for accu ing tue Dreyfus court
martial of perjury. M.ijor B isterhuzy,
whose published treasonable lottere
seemed to mako him deserve coialemu
at.i in and dismissal from tho service,
having oscaped, tho government has
begun tho prosecution of Z >la; and
tho students, who do not reason, but
who hate the Jews, havo tilled the
streets of Paris with French not ng,
and with French execrations agatost
the man who has demanded justice for
tho Jew Dreyfus. Tho secret of the
whole trouble Is that French jus
tice is administered In socrot, and, so
far as tho public knows tho testimony
presented against Dreyfus, it ought
not to have convicted one accused even
of petty larceny. Speaking generally,
tho testimony on which Droyfm is suf
fering the most cruel punishment over
indicted by a modern government
seems to bavo consisted of tbo opinions
of experts as to the identity of tho
handwriting on cortain pieces of paper
found in a scrap-basket. In addition,
it has just beon avo-ved, so it is said,
that tho government came into po.-sos
sion of a copy of a list in tho posses
sion of the Gorman embassy of French
friends of Germany. This list was
procured through tbo patriotic ser
vices of a woman of tho town, and h
contained the name of Droyfua, no'
speolfying any particular tnombor of
that very largo family. A public trial
would have given tbo government'*
case to the public ; and if thero v.-a
more testimony against Dreyfus, tin
public would havo known it, and the
critics of tho government would havi
been silonced. Now tho government
has no answer to mako to Z la's ac
cusations excupt to try him for his
utterancos ', but it w.U not do to eon vie
tho writer and private cltiz'w as Drey
fus was convicted. It is dillicult to un
derstand, however, how a caso can b
made out against Z?la without expos
ing the merits of tue Dreyfus caso. I
any event tho affair is be.cOming quit
serious enough to overturn a Fronci
?Tho State of North Carolina bar
rec ently been invaded by two bundre<
Mormon missionaries from Utah, wh
are going In pairs through tho rur
districts without money or haggay?
and depond upon tho hospitality of th
people in the sections they visit. Th
entire State has baen d'.vlded into di
trlots and will be thoroughly prosely
ed. Tho missionaries uro workin
both for emigrants to Utah and eo
verts to their religion. In both din ?
tlons they aro having extraordlna>
success, says the Chicago it cord. N
violence has boon offered thorn
Their public meetings on Sundays an
largely attended, and by their tue
they are making friends in a remark
?w. T. Richardson, of Denlson,
Texas, has brought suit for dlvoro
from his wlfoon rather unlquegrounds.
Ti'ioy were married in 1857 and lived
together until 1895, when she loft him
Her rear.no for going was that before
sho married him sho had loved another,
who had dlnd. The longer she had
lived with liiohardson the more con
vinced she bad booomo that one who
had lovad onoe could not love again,
and she left her husband after thirty -
eight years of marriage, on this ao
? Nlohola* McQuillan oelebrated
his 100th birthday anniversary m
Southold, L. I., by leading a dance
' his siator, whose age is 91 years.
THE DEAD DRAP.
Droop drap, droop drap, i tho lung an lane'.y
Droop drspi droop drop, ni? hcurt U quick Wl 1
For ano 1h summoned frna dour li.unn oa 111?
au kindly licht.
Ttaey'ro Sleepia a', they'ro Bleopin a', a9 warm
Am If cuuld dcuth was far nwa* at wnrk upon
But oh, liu'u near at hand an toll? u W carlo
tulo to mul
An will he tnk' tho raven liair or will ho Ink1
tlio Kray ?
Or will ho vrng a linger buro at lauchiu, lint
Ob, let him mak' a sign to tnc, for gladly 1
Droop drap, droop drap. In a nicht without a
Droop drnp, droep drnp?it draps n loo'td lifo
I alt uii Hhivor by uiysol'?God Bond tho dny
?Nimiuo Christ to in Block and White,
Whou I first saw her, sbo was Stand
ing in her cottage doorway, leaning
both bands on her stick. The sunset wits
on her face, glorifying the cottage win
dows and the littlo garden, and there
was a noise of singing birds about her.
Her eyes were turned westward. Shu
was a littlo old woniatti With gray hair
aud a small, determined face. Her lips
were thin ami her eyes bright and deep
set, with penthouse brows.
I lingered, wondering a littlo. From
inside the cottage there came tbo con
tinual ohoop cheep and twitter of birds.
There were canes hung up outside
near tbo door, and one even on tbo door
step. Tbo old woman looked Btraight
across thu flat fields to tho sunset, She
had a colorless wrap about her head,
and sbo wore a colorless dress and a
bluo apron. Tho sunset glorified them
I thought sbo did not fco me, but as
I went by she called to 1110, and 1 turned
back. She came down to tbe little gate
and said, "Mousiour in ?* stranger?"
"And he has traveled perhaps?"
"In many lands."
"lias lie ever met a tall lad, a sol
dier, very fair and handsome, with bluo
"I have met many soldiers, madame."
"But this ouoi Think, monsieur,''
she urged. "You could never have for
gotten him. His hair was like the ukj
yonder"?she pointed to tho ruim i
gold of the sunset?"and his eye.?
danced, danced always, lio was alway.
"I am very sorryi niadamo, I do not
Sou seemed a littlo saddened and wni
turning away when I said, "Youkco]
many singing birds, madame?"
"They call mo Alere Susanne," sht
said. "Come in, monsieur, if you will,
aud see them."
The OOttagO was two roomed?o::t
room wlu ro she lived and slept; I learn
ed afterward that tho other was a
Bbriiic?empty?wbero sbo went n
pray when her in art and hopo wa n
Tbo littlo kitchen was Idled with
birds in cages. Shu had to put ono on
tho floor to oder me a seat. As for her
self she sat down on a Stool in the
midst of them. Then she took up the
cage from tho floor on to her knee, and,
putting in her hand, captured tbo BOllg
tt.ur. It was a ohaffiuch. Shu stroked its
wings and laid it against her face. It
did not try to escape, but nestled con
tentedly against the wrinkled cheek.
"It knows you," I said.
She gave a contented little laugh.
"They all do. But 1 won't need them
when he comes home. "
"Who is he?"
"Ho?my boy that I told you of.
Somo of them used to nay ho would
never come back when they thought I
didn't hear them. But 1 know."
The twilight was closing in. A grad
ual bush bad crept over tbo linnets and
linches, tho canaries and tbo rest, hho
put Lack tbu bird into its cage and rose;
1 too. Sbo did not ask mo to go again.
I went out into tbu little garden and
the twilight and continued my walk;
but, returning homo tlio same way, I
heard a strango sound through (lie
Bpring darkness. It was More Susanno
crouched up by tho garden paling, cry
ing to herself.
A few days later I came across her in
tho fields, hho was plucking dandelion
and herbs for .salad aud groundsel for
birds. She told mo that sbo went about
Belling them to those of tbo neighbors
who had no timo to como aud look for
Tbo new green wan springing up
around us. Tbo sky was blue. A spring
wind wandered about aud blew apart
tho old woman's hair on her forehead
as sbo worked.
"You luavo your birds alone all duy?"
"Yes," she answered, "but I hear
them singing all tbo sumo."
"How, then, siuco your cottago is not
"How do I know?" sliosaid, straight
ening herself. "It gefs plainer and
plainer as I go homo in tbo evening.",
aud when I got in at tbo gato they all
begin together." Sbo stooped down
again, smiling. "It's almost liko hav
ing n child waiting for one," she Baid,
but not to mo.
I thought of her that ovoning when,
? looking out of my window, I saw that
: the skv in tlio west hud turned primrose.
1 saw her trudging nomo witn too ngm
on her face mid thu singing of her birds
in hor cars growing nearor and nearer,
till at last sbo turned in at tho little
Often aftor that I met her in tho fields
or going hor roundH in tlio village.
Sometimes whon I saw her talking with
tho neighbors I fancied that tho glamour
of a spring evening bad w >rkcd a spell
and that after all there was nothing un
common or evil ubotit her, and thou I
remembered tho oyea that had watched
tho sunset and tho strango sound heard
through tho spring darkness.
If in the davtimo I obrncod to pnss
her cottage, which stood alone nmong
tho sad, cultivated fields, I heard her
birds singing and chirping ceaselessly.
"Monsiour," sbo said to mo once,
"when I am doad they will stop sing
She went early to work in the morn
ings, giving thorn fresh food and water
before starting. Often slio went far
afield for herbs. Onco I met her coming
homo slowly and hoavily, loaning on
hor stick. Dusk had fallen, and tho east
was growing tendor for tho moonriso.
She nsked mo in that evening. I no
ticed that she moved about feobly, as
though she were tired out, and ut last
she sat down and was silent.
"Moro Snsanne," I Baid suddenly,
"when is your boy coming buck? How
long has ho boon away?"
By tho movomont sbo made I know
that she raised hor head, for wo were it
"Monsieur," sbo said, "ho mny come
any day. Every night I say to myself.
'Perhaps ho will como tomorrow, may
be boforo I am np, or ho will meet me
coming home in tho evening.' "
"Why doos bo delay, McroSusanne?"
Her fingers grew restless and pluokcd
at her apron. "1 cannot tell, monsieur.
Put it is not long aince he went?only
a little while, au? " 7
"When iiHi ho go, More Susanne-, uiin
wny? You buve uover told tue. When
"It was (luriiig tho war, monsieur. 1 (
do not know how long ?go; 1 buve do ,
memory, but only n little while Bince (
Monsieur will know. Hewentto fight." i
Thou at last 1 began to understand.
It was 20 years since her boy had gone.
She would not have known biin now.
Ho was u tall lad, fuir and handsome, I
uud bluo eyed to her still, and blie wan
waiting for him to come back from a I
battlefield which the plow had turned I
up u score of times since that lust hultlo 1
hud beeu fought.
Tho little room and the darkness
seemed to mo to grow very sad. At
times eanio a twitter from a sleepless
bird, and then tho moonlight stole in
aud found us. Mere Susanno rose up.
"See, monsieur," sho said, "1 will
show you bis room." And she took nie
into tho other chamber, It was very
bare aud spotless, and tho white moon
light was glorifying it?nay, was hal
lowing it; for it was a shrine. There
was uotbing in it except a chair aud a
chest of drawers and the bed nguiust
tho wall. Tho moonlight was streaming
ou to tho pillow whore should have beeu
lying tho head that had slept siuce on
another bed of honor.
More Susanne stole up and kissed it,
and tbeu, kneeling, laid her own bend
there. Aud 1 stumbled out into the lit
tlo garden and tho soft moonshine and
Bhadow, not seeing where 1 went.
Sometimes I fancy that her boy came
home; that BOlUe early summer twilight
ho mot her returning from the fields
aud eanio hack with her through the
little gato aud into the cottage, his arm
about her shoulders and she looking up
at Iiis l'aco with prido and peneoiu hers
Was it so, I wonder? I Ii e to think
that it was. For one morning when l
passed by the little cottage stood will
open door iu tho early sunlight. Am!
the birds had stopped singing.?St
Teeth and t v tl|-l>'.
It is not a generally understood fact
that tho condition of tho teuth lias
much to do with tho health, beauty and
usefulness of the eyes. That au ulcerated
tooth will oftou cause extreme inflam
mation of tho eyes is true, and a ease is
reportod of almost total blindness caused
by tho teeth crowding together. A half
grown Ihiv, who had complained of al
most incossaut uneasiness in Iiis jaws
and had been visited with periodical at
tiu ks of tho most violent toothache, re
tired one night in his usual condition,
but upon awakening the next morning
it was discovered that he was blind
Tho eyes prosouted n most unnatural
appoarauoo ami tho eountennuce was
?trained and distressed. After u good
deal of investigation it was decided U
romovo some of his teeth and see if thl>
would afford relief. Six teeth wen- e.\
traeted and '.he boy was given sedativ?
treatment. After a few days tho sigh'
became normal and there has been no re
thru of tho difficulty. Children who up
pear to have too many teeth should hi
curofully looked after, especially if tbc\
complain of their eyes in any way
Sometimes the symptoms urn only sec
ondary, but an acute diagnostician win
speedily detect tho exact btutu cf tin
case.?Now York Ledger
When a crime is committed, no matter in
what corner of the earth the criminal tries
to hide, he
so in ewh ere
or other on
the look - out
is a detretive
lay his hand
tack s man
in the human
in itter how
may he, Na
force of de
die? has one that will eventually hunt down
and arrest that particular disease.
Lung and bronchial diseases are among
the most baffling complaints which doctors
have to deal with; because it isn't the lungs
or bronchial tubes alone which arc affected,
but every corner of the system furnishes a
lurking place fur these elusive maladies.
They change and reappear and dodge
about the system under numberless dis
guises. They are almost always compli
cated with liver or stomach troubles, nerv
ousneM, neuralgia, or "general debility."
The best detective remedy which Nature
has provided to search out and arrest tln-sc
perplexing ailments is Dr. l'ierce's Colden
Medical Discovery. It lays ar. arresting
hand directly upon the poisonous, paralyx
ing elements hiding in the liver and diges
It gives the blood-making glands power
to manufacture an abundant supply of pure,
red, highly vitalized blood which reinforces
the lungs with healthy tissue ; feeds the
nerve-centres with power, and builds up
solid muscular flesh aud active energy.
Porweak lungs, spitting of blood, shortness
of breath, nasal catarrh, bronchitis, severe
cough?, asthma, and kindred affections, it
is a sovereign remedy. While it promptly
cures the severe?! cough it strengthen*
the system and purifies the blood.
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<W Paae. A?'? Aa'lUen
? A physician in Mobile, Ala., !?
julte proud of the distinction of having
had at onee four patients under hiB
oharge whoso aggregate ugt-a auiuuut
to 321 years. Uno 1? 78, another 80,
another ?8. and tho fourth &U years
Cornicing,! Anhe.lula of l'MWH;<ir Tralti?
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Noe. 'Mt and sn?United States Fast Mai
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paassiiRera o: n.i ola.s?es Pullman drawing
room sleeping oars botwosn New York and
New Orleans, via auhuu? and ntgoine.-y
leaving Wa? inrlon each Wednesday and lint
, ardny. a touri.i H replug ''ar will run through
between Win1 ittgton and baa Franclhi
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Noa. 11, I and I'/?Pullman Bleeping oars bo
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V. S. GANNON. J. M. GULP,
Third V P. A Gen. Mgr.. Traffic M'gT..
Washington, I), c. Washington, D. c
W. A. TURK, 8. II. HAKDWIO?,
Gca'i l'aK? Au't , Aas'tGon'lPass. Ag'u,
Washington, I) 0. Allaula, G
?Tbe human race to-day numbers
1,620.000.000, and increasoB 8 por cent
every 10 yoar?, accordiug to tho re
cent report of the international statis
tical institute. This society had set
Us heart upon having lu 1000 a j 4m
couot of human noses in all clviiind
nations, but various governments de
clined to upset their census arrange
ments made for other years, and tho
scheme has been abardoned. Tbo
figures, 1,020,000 000, are not an exact
count, but as close an estimate as is
possible by export statisticians.
W. II. MARTIN?
Attorney tit Low,
Laukknh, - South Carolina.
Will practice In all Courts of this State
Attention glvou to collections.
H. Y. SIMPSON. C. D. MARKS?ALK
SIMPSON & BAltKSDAliE,
Attorneys jit Law,
LAUREKS, SOUTH CAHOL1N A
Special attention given to tho investi
gation of titles and collection of claims
II. W. RALL. 1?. W. HIM KINS. W. \v. BALL
BALL, SIMKINS ?. HALL,
Attorneys at Law,
Laurens, South Carolina.
Will practice In all state and United
suites Court, special attention given
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