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A BUNCH OF GRASS.1
in tho quiet dusk of a summer even- .
in;: half a d< /on men were seated In j
front of a rantshacKle old building that .
boro this sign : nm.*.*
u.^ [Store and Post Office;
**u I :.:
Onu of tho men had been telling a
Btory. "ThiB man that went down to ,
Fresno," he was saying, " felt mighty j
hud because the tfirl wouldn't marry
him, and did all he could to boom the j
liquor business. Une ilay he ran into
a fortune teller, Who told him lie must '
steal a hair from tho tail of u blue
roan horse, between midnight and day
light, anil carry the hair in Ids vest
pocket. Then ho would have good
luck for a year, ami any girl he fell in
love with would marry him right
"Now, blue roan horseu are not so
plenty, but one day the man sees one
and thinks he'll tfut good luck in
stanter. So he holiis out a twenty-dol
lar gold slug and aiks the man driving
tue horse for a hair out the horse's I
tail. Tbo man that owned Uio horse
catobce his breath after awhile and i
allowed that ho couldn't spare a hair j
OUt of that horse's tail : that new hairs
didn't grow when old ones were*pulled
out; but may bo ho might) as a favor,
spare a small one, if the man would
t'Ome Up with another. So the man got
the hair, hut l guess it didn't bring
htm much luck, because it wasn't more
than u month afterward (ill he had a
di(Terence of opiuton with the Shorlil
of Fresno, and the Coroner said the
Sheriff was right.
"So, you see, that's what ho uot for
buying the horse hair instead of steal
ing it, like the fortune teller told him
" you ain't going already, are you,
Will?" tho speaker asked, as a tall
young man, will Markhara byname,
roso and Btrotohct) himself.
" Yes," tho latter replied. " I've a
good twelve-mile ride, and I guess 1
Ho went to tho fence for his horse,
mounted, waved his hand to the group
in front of the -lore, and then rode
out into the deepening shadows of the
night. And ail through the long and
lonesome rido lie kept wondering if
there could be any virtue in carrying
a hair from the tail of a blue roan
Early in the morning two men were
conversing luHShorllT Houston's spare
roe ?i The muscular and portly
Sheriff, ur Bqulro, as inns', tar western
Sheriffs uro called, bad been speaking
earnestly to tho other man, who was
seated in a massive arm chair, one ol
those old-fashioned concerns built for
durability and comfort.
" liow long do you reckon it'll be.
Squire," asked the younger man. " be
fore you?" He seemed at a loss for a
word 10 properly express bis Idea.
"Not more than a couple of hours'.''
said ih Sheriff, anticipating him.
" We must have witnesses, you know."
" Oh) yes, of course. But being >\ > it
can't be done legally more thau once,
and as it's to last forever, you might
say?I thought that-"
" Never mind what you thought,"
Interrupted the Sheriff, as If his au
tUorlty or ability wa? being questh ?!
"I can tie the knot us tight as any
other man, can't I .'"
" Don't doubt that) Squire."
"Then don't think any tuoro about
It. As for your belog a little nervous,
that's natural : been thai v.ay myself.
Why, 1 reinerabor the night 1 got
married, 1 wassonkeery-"
" 1 ain't nervous or Bkcery, m, .ire,"
objected the younger man, as he
Btralghtoned bims, if in his chair.
" Then don't say anything mure."
said the Squire, decisively. " You arc
in for good now, and thero's no back
ing out. That Bottles it. Would you
like a drink of water V"
"Wouldn't mind Squire."
"Sheriff Ucudon wont Into the next
room and roturoed presontly with a
half-tilled tin dipper, which he held
up to the man's luoutb, tilting iu gent
ly as the contents diminished. Then
ho placed the dipper on the table,
croiscd the room, looked out into the
l. yard and said : " Well. I've got to
?ed my stock. Hope you won't weak
'' I while I'm gone."
yell. . jeft(l oj Sou ire."
AOVh-jjy yUU1)fr tnun leaned back in his
air ard became very thoughtful of
A deed about tu be porformed, lie
llalrstxtbinking, thinking, thinking. The
has thosbek over the fireplace ticked oil
??Our Aconds, and his thoughts kept
Ing up to their beat. A rooster crowed
new mad ? the doorway, and ho frowned
Quite an interruption. The big clork
for more <he hour, and ho counted the
agement. without lookiug up, then fell
oas ana to thinking. Finally iie was half
watch sod by a voice asking?
moving^'he'-e did you come from
manag* raised hiseyes ami saw a little
"4??jyAr1 ol hlttQ or ten years, clad in a
calico slip and minus shoos or stock
ings, lie noticed tho freckled, tomboy
face and tousled hair, but made no
reply. The child eyed him closely for
a moment and then blurted out :
" You're a hOrEO thief !"
A hot Hush ofsbamo tfpN0&d cer tl?c
man's face as lie shook his bead.
"Then what have you got those on
for /" And BbO pointed to the hand
cuffs that fastened each wrist to the
arms of the heavy oheir. The man's
head drooped upon I is breast. To
have been caught in the act and he
forced to sit there and wait for the
hangman svas bad enough, but to in:
taunted by a talkative child secnuil too
much to endure.
The little girl now saw she had hurt
his feelings, and roaliz u that no mat
tor what tne man's orlmO had. heen it
was wrong for in;r to mock him. .She
souglit to make amends by ohanglng
tho subject, and coining closer, whis
pered, as if telling a secret, " 1 can
The man came, back to lifo blowly.
" Hot you cant.'
"Yes, lean. 1)1 show you.' And
She ran to get a pencil. " But I ain't
got no writing paper."
"That's tOO had. Here put your
hand ln-ido my vest. There's a letter
there; you can write on the hack of the
" What shall I write '.-'" she asked,
Mandly, as if no subject would ho
amiss. Receiving no reply sho hastily
decided. " I'll write my papa's name."
Sho leaned on the table, and after
many motions of her head and hand,
laboredly scrawled this sentenco :
Squiiu. Houston, :
Sbenll' of K dstono:
" That's just?|)iendid,'; said the man,
as sho held it up to his' face. " It's as
plain as anything."
" Do you I lite secrets '.?"'
" Believe in fairies ?" she asked.
Wishing to impress upon him that
her contrition was complete, the child
came and leaned against the chair.
" I iiko you," said tho child eoaxingiy.
"I liko yojr big, black eyes, and your
nice mouth, und your white teeth, and
?and?and?" Hero sho pulled his
coatsloove down u? far as it won (1 go,
but not being satisfied with tho result,
ehe covered tho band of glittoring
Hteol with a fold of her dress, and then
continued : " And your strong brown
hands. Won't you please toll ino a
Peosona in cxtrorao positions aro
prono to good resolutions, and this
man resolved to quit tho world belter
for at least ono action, though it bo so
small u mutter as telling a story to en
tertain a child. " Yos, ' ho said with
an effort. " Lleton."
He looked at tho lettor In his mana
oled hand, then at tbo little girl as sho
twined her linger* r.round his. Then
he told her this story in a husky, im
" Once there was a little bow-legged
uhl inun,nil gruy-halred und humpbuck
ed, usked a little girl for u drink of
water ; and nho got it for him, juit a*
nice urf you please. A:.d then liu asked
her If sho woudn't like to i;ct a pre
sent, und she Bald yes, If it didn't cost
anything. And then the little old
man laughed and laughed and laughed.
Then he toid her who he wast that he
was the k.ngofthc fairies, and if she
wanted to gut a present she was to do
just as he suiu. So ho told her how to
send a loiter to the fait lea. She mmii't
say a word about it to anyone, but
early in the morning she was to write
her wish take three steps buck ward
and three fOfwardi and then go out
nod cut a hazel switch. Then she was
to Und a tree that bad been struck by
lightning, and if there wa9 a horse
ued thoru -lie was to go up to him
from the. right si lu and place her let
ter* gently, but very snug and tight),
under the stiddlo girth. After aoiug
this she waj to take the otirrupo oil
the Baddlo and hide them in the hol
low tree. Now she must pat the horse
on the nose, and wh.cn ho put down his
head She was to tuck his ears back,
fai* back, unde r the he idstall, so he
COUldn'l hoar any evil spirits calling
to him. Then she was to unbuckle
the reins at the bit, had the hor.<o to
the road, and tu re his head to the suu
riao, whore v.'.'. the (airlcb live. I/ist I
of all, she must hit him right haru
with a low )l -witch ;;rw. say, '(iood
times never last, bad news travels fast,'
and the horse would gallop oil as fast
?as he < iuld to the fairies.
"So tho little girl did just as the
! bOW-leggCd o'.d man bad toiil her, and
i what do you think Y Why, it wasn't a
year afterward till she got her pro
1 sent, which was a great big beautiful
I doll, with green eyes and red hair and
. a pug' no-e, and it had on leather siioes
? with real lace-, and a now calico dross,
with polka dots in il as big us wal
It the Child had had any doubts as
to tho truth of the story," its climax
thoroughly dispelled them. Her eyes
were wido open with astonishment for
awhile: then she closed tbciu to let
her Imagination draw a bettor picture
of tho wonderful doll. Presently sin;
said: "I know where there's a tree
that's bJOU struck by lightning."
Tho man Boomed much surpr ised.
"And I'm going to try it,'' she said,
" Try .vhat V
" s.widiug a letter to the fairies. Hut
1 ain't got no letter. Maybe if I take
your's it'll do.
Ho sought to dissuade hor, but she
took too 'otter from him and bid it iti
j her sleeve. He watch od tier take
throe steps backward, then throe for
. ward, and heard her call to hint from
the door : " Do you reckon I'll really
lind a horse down there tied lo a
I Hul the man made no roply.
Several hours afterward Sheriff
! Houolou, Iiis two deputies, and the
j manaolod prisoner, wore standing in
i the shade of a large hickory.
There's no need of a trial* Squire,
insisted one of the deputies, as ho mi
twistej a coil of roue. " You caught
the man in the act voUl'Solf, and he
don't deny it, so that's all there is to
it. Lot's get through as soon as we
can : I've got tivo miles logo to din
I. it the law lake its course," said
the Sheriff, gravoly. " But bofore
carrying cut tho law the court will
slate the facts In the case, which are
those, to wit : That lato iast night, or
vCry ear'y this morning, this court
bud occasion to go to its barn : that it
saw a man light a match ami lay hold
of a certain horse, which horse i-, i.
bluo roan, and the special pride and
property of this said court. thai this
court drew its weapon and appre
hended said nan a- a horse tblel ; and
linally, that this said man, apprehond
eil by this said court, is here Identified
as ttie prisoner at tho bar.
" Now, gentlemen, the- prisoucr re*
fuses to sp'-uk, which is Iiis privilege ;
but tho COUrt a-ks you to review the
ovideuco. Is an honest man afraid to
tell his name, Whero be lives Ol where
ho was going V Is un honest man
oaught at midnight in a stranger's
barn '.' Does an bom ot man ride no
horse, have no dust on Iiis shoes, and
yet wear a spur on his heel? The court
'.hlnks not, For the last time, Mr.
Prisoner, the court asks your name."
" For the last time the court Uoks
when: you live V" I
" Have you anything to say as lo
why this court should not pass sentence I
upon you ?"
The prisoner raised his head, and J
looking the ShorilT squarely in the eye, :
answoi ed ! " No."
" Then the court will pionounce this ;
sontonoe : Toat you be hanged iiy this j
neck until you are deail : ..'hlch fOn-I
tonce shall be carried out imn ediato- '
" Williams," continued tho BherifY,
addressing one of his deputies, "throw
tho end of tho rope ovor that branch ;
ihat'ftlt. I'ull it all the- way ever so
the nooso will hang about live feet
from the ground., .hint hold tho nooso
there while 1 tako the end of the rope
and step t ll how many paces till it gets
taut. I'll make a mark here with my
foot like this. And see, I'll make
another mark over here, six steps
farther away. Tie this end of the
tope in the middle of that wagon stake
with a strong knot, one that you're
sure won't slip. 1'hut'il do. Uring tho
gentleman over here. Is there any
one you wish to send a message to ?
Shall l notify them that?that you died
on suoh a date ? NoV Any request to
Tho prisoner gazed languidly at the
ong rows of hills to the eastward,
drew a deep breath of the soft, summer
air, an t then raised his eyes .to heaven 1
for one last look?and lowered them
Almost overhead a buzz ird was sail
ing lazily in acin i.'. " Yes," he said,
qulotly, "cover my face with my hand'
kerchief, and bury mo as soon as I'm
I '? All right,sir. Whoro Is tho hand
kerchief ? inside your shirt, oh'.''
Pretty one, too; hand ombrolderod,
with iin initial VV workod in tho cen
ter. Vou want to 00 buried with iL
covering your face? Very weih Now,
sir, hohl your head a little to one side,
like this; so. Hero, boys, Stand sido
by bide, and hold tho wugon stake
Against your bodlos. Grip It tight
with both hands. Thai's tho idea.
He's a heavy man, and it will taku a
strong pull. Walk slow until you como
to the first mark ; by that time tho
rope will ho taut. Then, when I liro
my rovolver, step lively, hut willi a
steady pull, and who;) you reach tho
second mark brace yourself and stund
still Now, both together : steady,
He stood calmly, With his revolvor
raised. St erotly he admired the man's
courage, and wished he might put a
bullet through his heart und spare
him the shame of dealh Oy the rope.
Hut tho law?the great unwritten law
I which says that a horse thief shall
hang?must be carried out; for if the
Sheriff Obey it not, Who then should
The men started with an even step,
and the rope, let out kink after kink,
thou gradually grew taut. As they
reached tho first mark the. Shun it
fired, and the prisoner rose steadily In
tho air till the nooso almost touched
the limb ?when an ac.ident happened.
At the fifth step ODO Of the men B?ppcd
on a bunch of grass, and In trying lo
rocover himself tripped tho other olo.
As they plunged sulewise they let go
the rope and tho man's body came
back tO ear til. " Hurc, boys," tho
Sheriff or led, " we've got to do it over
again. Qulok, now while I hold him
up. Start even. Steady, steady, und
Tho report of a rille startlod thorn.
Ovor tho crest of a hill a horseman
was coming. Tho reins wero hanging
loose, and ho was swinging his hat as
a signal, i '????)!?? tho blue omokc had
cleared away h number of men wero
galloping down the hill, ohcerlng
wildly. They catno to a rag god front
a few yards from tho trees, with their
Wiueho>ters at rest, when their leader
quickly dismounted, lifted the hand*
kerohlof from tho prisoner's face, und
" This is the mini wo want."'
? # # .v *
Oa Ohristmas Day a wedding was i
celebrated at the home of the post
master of WhltUold. After supper
tho host was telling an experience of
his now son in law to several of Hie
" You BOO," said the postmaster, as
he finished the tale, " about nine
o'clock that morning a riderless horse,
without stirrups or bridle, galloped up
to my door. Ills ears were under tho
headstall, and stuck through the girth
was a letter written by my daughter to
Will Markbam, in which sho sent him
a handkerchief to remember her by,
but told him not to can any mure, b* -
0UU80 she hud tnudd up her mind that
she would never, never, never marry
anybody, o.i tho back of tho envelope,
written in pencil, were the words
'Squire Houston, SherilT of K .dstonc.'
?>. course the horse wanted someone
I to loosen his ears, and hav.'ng become
so well acquainted with tins place
' when Will was courting, I suppose be
e ,mu hore because a v. as nearer than
going homo. ;\s soon as I recognized
; the horse 1 concluded something was
wrong. So I gathorod a posse and got
I ovor to Uodstono us fast as I could, !
and wodtdn't get thoro any too Boon."
" Nor any too late," observed BqullO j
Houston, who bad performed the wed
" 1 would liko to bot that the little |
girl who sent tho letter to the fairies
got her present this morning," said
one Of the quests.
"S > WOUld I," agreod another.
?'Say Will," jokingly eslled a third,
"trying to steel that Ualr from the tall
of a blue roan horse got you into an
awful .-crape. It doesn't seem to have
brought you any more luck than it did
the man I was telling you about, who
went to b'r?sno and bought."
"Didn't it, though?" cried the
groom. M It brought me the girl I
loved for a wife. Why, it wan the
luckiest thing in the world for mo.''
To which a cynical deputy from Itod
stone retorted :
'? I thought the luck loot thing In the
world for you was thai bunch of grass
I all oped ou when wo had you in the
Disposed ol' in Dlll'oreiil Ways hy
Several Counties? I'hc New l.aw
Lessens tho School l-'timl.
It is pretty generally known -ays the
State that Uie " prolit feature," of the
dispensary law has been modified and
Hie profits accruing to the State dhv
[iOneary have been out djwn to 10 per
cent. Tho net protits from the State
dispensary, aggregating about $104,?
?1 10 ii your, wore devoted to the com
mon SOhOOls of the State, and tbia re
venue will b> the new law be material
There were two counties in tho Slate
which appreciated the probable ell .et
ol thlaonange, and they had the "sup
ply bl?I," or the measure which llxos
the levy for tt6808fi .1 >nt in the several
counties, so ami uded that in such
counties net prollta from tho local dls
pensarioa are to bo divided between
the 0 lumon schools und tho fund for
ordinary county cxponsi s. These,
counties are Lnurens and Oolleton.
Tue provision for the latter county ia
that tile apportionment among the
schools shall bo made upon Iho alien
dance for the scholastic year ending
June Mill, IU0?.
In tho same bill it is provided that
in ChestorHeld County the protits are
to go to the past Indebtedness of the
I county, and any surplus into the (.'ui;
oral county fund, in ICdgetio'd ono*
haif goes to past Indebtedness and one*
' half good to ordinary county purposes.
I In Marlon county $1,5DU is to go to past
Indebtedness if so much hi necessary.
In Orangeburg any aurplua from dis
I cusjry profits or any other income,
after meeting e luntics expenses, is to
f_'o into a sinking fund t:; nut the coun
ty 011 a cash Oasis. Boh 0 the new
dispensary law was passed, Bamberg
ana DjrohCSlor hail already decided lo
devote tiie pro Ills to the genera coun
I No Other county in any way provided
! for the dispensary protits.
?Stecn, the great, painter, was the
hero of a *tory which ims often boon
told of others, hut tho credit of which
must finally he given to him. ilavlug
accepted a commission from a notable
burgher of L yd< n to paint a mural
picture representing "The Children
of Israei Crossing the Km Boa," Steon,
as U9ual| rtquostod a considerable ud
Vance, und, as usual, disappeared, to
have a joyous time, his patron having
also gone on a pleasure trip. StCOft'ti
return look place a day before the pat
ron's and the wall of the staircase had
not to much as been touched. Sleen
simply painted it a dark red "ail over." I
?? What is this '('' asked the astonished ;
and irate merchant. " That," replied I
Steen, " is Tho Children of Israel
Crossing the K-d Sea." " Where are
the Israelites ."" was tho next question, j
" They are over," was tho answer.
" Where are the Egyptians f" "They
?The plaUS of Secretary Hoot re
garding tlic projected war college arc
set out in a letter of Instructions ?d
drOSBOd l?y him to tho hoard charged
with perfecting tho plan. The letter
In part is as (ollOWS ". " In the general
plan now under consideration of the
war department, the army college will
hj expected to consider and report
Upon tlio various question* alT cling
the welfare and < llicicney of tho army,
including organization, motheds of ad
ministration, armament, tqiipinent,
transportation, supplies) mobilization,
concentration, distribution, military
preparation, plans o" campaign an 1
such other profession... matters as may
bj referred to it."
? A Tonawanda, (Pa ) hank employ
ed an ingenous means to stop a recent
run on tue Institution. Whllo several
hundrod depositors were in lino to
withdraw their money, three barrels Ol
sliver collars were, unloaded in from
of the building and carried in by tho
basketful. Tho sight of $7.'>,<iUiJ being
dumped into the hank in this whole*
side manner had a reassuring effect,
and the run ceased.
?A slub to tho memory of (ieorg<j
Washington's ancestors is to ho remov
ed from a church in Wiltshire, l*'ng
land, to tho Smithsonian Instituto.
Its dato is 1045 ani it hears a coat of
arms and an Inscription setting forth
tho virtues of Washington's grand
father's grand parents.
?Tho Uenoral Assembly of Virginia,
has passed a joint resolution making
Juno 3J, the, birthday of lion. Jefferson
Davis, a l"gal holiday in Virginia
This action was duo to tho efforts of
the itlohmond chapter, iJ.iiighters of
Do Von Need Aii Klcotrlo Bolt?
For Iho past ton years, l>r. J, Newton
Hathaway who is recognized as the great
est of nit our specialists, bus boon perfect
ing an oleotrio bolt) suitable to use in hi*
practice, one which he could furnish us n
iiiirl Of his systom Of I rent men!, und which
lie could oonsoiontiously guarantee, lie
nofv announces that he has perfected such
a hell, which he believes to be the only
perfCOl bolt mndc. It <n light, handsome,
Of RrOftl power, and with new attachments,
which makes ii suitable for every case.
ifO Is prepared to furnish this hell to all
patients who need it and who apply to him
lor treaimei t, at a merely nominal charge.
Write to Dr. Hathaway to day, udjjug all
about yourcaso and bo will wntfyon about
the belt, and if you desire thuuiolt will bo
sent U. ?. D. for inspection, fkddrese Dr.
Hathaway A Co , South Xroad stnot,
Atlanta, Oa. 'M
HOME STUDY FOR THE FARMER.
Free textbooks, willi a library of
more than a hundred subjects from
which lo select.
Free Instruction ami examination,
Ficc lectures from the loading ex
m i ts in the country.
Free samples, gathered from all
parts of the world.
These are some of the inducements
which Uncle Sam, In connection with
several state institutions, is offering in
his -nat university oxtOUBlOII Course
Some lew people may still cherish
the delusion that the average fanner
is an uusoplusttcnlcd individual, who
rarely -_;ets the worllwof his money am!
i< always on tin- market lor a bargain
in the gold blick line. Ultclc Sain
malus no such mistake. He know,
not only that the farmer is the most
important man in tho copmmnily, but
that modem farmers are as keen ami
as progressive as any other class of
As proof of the farmer's Importance
Undo Sam has only 10 refer lo the
Nearly balance sheets of his business
with foreign countries.
In 1809, for instance, people who
live abroad bought farm products from
inch: Sam to tiie amount of $780,000,?
000, while ail the rest of his foreign
trades counted up only ?'170,000.
Thai explains the motto of tho great
seal of the agricultural department at
Washington: "Agriculture is the
foundation of manufacture mid com
As prool <?l Iho progressive spirit of ,
the modem humor ii is (.iilv necessary '
in poini i<? Iho lac! Hint nunc duin
i:..uuu fanners arc already enrolled in
the now courses in scicntilic agricul
ture, while hundreds of thousands
more, have done seine reading along
the lines laid down.
I ,;nv) < rs, doctors, munufnt i urcrs and
business mon iinisi make their own
experiments, must buy their own text
books, must study out lor themselves
? I1CW methods and valuable improve
; incuts. Duly the farmer has all these
things done for hi tu by the national gov
eminent and by the authorities of sev
Once more the gentleman with the
long gray whiskers and the single sus
1 ponder has the laugh on his belter
' dressed and sclf-snlislicd brothers in Iho
big cities. They, no doubt, are wel
I conic to a BiipereilHous smile at his
1 expense, while he gels his university
' education at theirs.
At the total cost of a postal cat I any
I farmer can no! only get himself enrolled
as a student in a course of seieutillc
agriculture, but he can secure, it he
' sliows sullicicnl interest, personal at
tention at the hands of famous profes
sors, and u regular supply of the hltc
esl books, sent him Irco of chargi for
in fact, in New York state, at least,
the managers of the fnrim rs' reading
courses even go further than ilia*.
Men aro actually hired to go out into
; the country and bey the rnrniers.to lake
advantage of Iho opportunities which
' are freely offen d Ihnn.
The univcrsily extension idea in ng
lieiilluro, at h ast as a national move
ment is comparatively now, and its
work has been done so quietly thai few
people, especially in large cilies, arc
oven aware of its existence.
The director or lho Agricultural Ex
perimental Station of Pennsylvania
, was among tlieliisl to suggest Iho plan
>>i home study cour.sc8 in agriculture.
Nine yens ago the first experiment
was made. Textbooks were lurtlishcd
I to all applicants ami examinations were
conducted whenever the LludcillS weic
ready to take them.
Later, pamphlets wore printed and
distributed, bringing the toxibooks up
I to dale niu! outlining practical experi
ment?*, which llio farmer students wcro
naked to try. Last year ,'J,<I 10 pupils
, wore enrolled in these correspondence
1 courses in agriculture, and more I ban
; 1,100 cxaminnliou papers worccxtuuhi
i cd aud marked. The students live in
nearly every state in the union, with
I a row in foreign countries. Most of
lite students are muh of mature ngo,
i the nges running l'roih i? to 7? years,
: the nvcrago being 311 venia.
In Michigan the moveincnl Is eight
years old. There ate live classes: (1)
: Soils and crops; (-) livestock; <:!) gar
I den and orchard; ( I) woman's course;
(6) political science. Any three of
(heso classes cons'.ilulo neour.se. On
the coinplelion of each hook an ex
amination is la id, and it satisfactory
n certificate is issued. <>n Iho com
pletion of a course, with Bnlisfaclorj
cxaminnliou papers, a diploma is is
sued to the student, signed hy the
president of the agricultural college. ?
The largest and most successful course
of all is that managed hy Cornell Un
iversity at [ihnen. Though it is only \
four years old, ii number.-, already near
ly 0,000 BludoniS, of whom mote than
BaDOO mo residents <d New York Slate.
In a'cw 1'ork Iho management does
not oven wait for the farmer (<? apply.
In various ways Ihe names of fanners
in Iho various counties are secured and
to each of Ihom is sent a short, simple
lesson, with questions on the suhjccl
matter to which answers are to he re
turned as an examination paper. The
individual fanners are also asked to
form thomsolvos into small rending
clubs, and it is promised that the pro
fcsors will he sent oul to lecture be
fore thosecluba which do the bosl work.
In Ihroo counties farmers were hired
lo devote their time to the organization
of rending clubs. This plan was found
entirely successful. Last winter live
illustrated lessons WCro issued, with a
review lesson at the end of Ihe season
covering the entire ground. Those
whoso examination papers show a de
cided lack of Into real are. cut off (he
list, of students. It is expected that
(lin ing ihe current lea ion 20,000 stud
ents will he enrolled.
Successful courses on similar lines
are conducted In New Hampshire,
W est Virginia, Fnuth Dakota and Con
necticut. In the InltorState the usual
plan hns boon elaborated.
In addition lo Iho usual lessons ami
textbooks, the slate college oilers what j
is practically a post-graduate corre
spondence course for farmers, it semis
out lo reading clubs which have com
pleted the preliminary studios traveling
libraries of 100 volumes each, ami
maintains classes in English literature. 1
geology and history, as well as in more
distinctly agricultural subjects. Each
library is supposed to supply sufllcionl
reading for a year. At the end of that
time examinations are held ami dip
lomns are awarded to those whose pa- |
pers are SUfllciCOtly good.
I>iit lotho general reader the mod
Interesting feature of HlO farmers1 lint- I
VCrsity movement is the participation
of the. national government in the j
WOlk. Many of the publications of the
agricultural department are used a*
lessoiiR, and in every way the depart
ment aids and fosters the formation of
new reading classes.
Even fanners who are not members
of a rending class can get cipoit in-1
formation and advice by applyiug to 1
the department. If, for lustanco, 1
growing grain is attacked by amul, a'
postal card Will bring an export's writ*
tou directions on 11! Tow lo Prevent
drain Smuts.'" Tin-, fnrilK i can gel an
other little hook for (he asking on
"Weeds and How to Kill TIlOIU." Ills
thrifly wife may have the latest infer
mation on "Foods, Their Nutritive
Value and Cost." lie may learn all
about "Breeds of hairy Catt!> ."
"Standard Varieties of Chickens;"
?'Sheep Feeding:" " I 'each Growing l"i
Market;'' " lTlltier-making Oil th<
Farm;" "Peanuts, Culturo and L'SOS,"
ami oil a hundred other subjects ol vi
tal importance to the progressive and
In nddiliou, many million packages
ofiseeds are sent out yearly, through
Congressmen, to farmers all over the
country. An cfl'oit Is now being made
to devot? *he seed appropriation to the
purchase aud distribution of new and
useful varieties of foreign vegetables
or plants which maybe grown with
ptolit in this country.
* Altogether, the farmer would ap
pear to have no cause for complaint ill
his treatment by the national govern
ment. ? L'lii'n'j" Tl'ibuiU .
WHAT CAUSES THUN DICK
What is the cause et thunder, mean
lug the cause ol the I1018C ? Wo llo
not know. The thunder, WC know, is
a result of the phenomenon WC O lli
"lightning,hut just what it i* lias
not boon its yot adequately determined.
The clccliic discharge pt od neos a var
iety of olTccts, physiological, luminous, '
cnloiilic, magnetic, incchntn . mid
chemical, whose chnraclcrics are more
or less well recognised, it i? fail to
presume that we must hunt for tin
cause of the noise in the culorilic, me
chanical, or chemical attributes.
Most of the authorities In definition
say thunder is the noise immediately
following n Hush of lightning, aud is
due lo the disturbances of the nir
caused along its path by the dlschaigo,
and Ihoy let it go at that.
it may he that the real explanation
Will bo found partly in eacll of the
calorific, mechanical and chemical ac
tions. A mure disturbauce of the air
is haidly an adequate reason. We have
I too little evidence to <^o upon. The
; healing effects, so called, may have
-i>iui' hearing. We know the spark
will Inllamc ether, tdcob I, uud some
1 of the hydrocarbon gases : yet it docs
not ignite gunpowder, except by the
help of a wet string which become*
healed. A l.eyden jar charged and
I discharged sovornl tunes in rapid sue
ccssion becomes honied. All solid con
; doctors become healed by it. But
I docs air? Mechanical effects arc
! numerous and usually disastrous to
'. any solid body not a good conductor
We are shown by Kitinorsloy's llio
momclor that some effect is produced
on a ho.lv of water, but it is assoi'lod
not tola- due to nil) increase of lorn*
pcralurc In t he air.
The chemical clfcclS are most varied.
; Priestly lound a distinction of volume
in moist air by passage ol llio spark
(which may be siguillcnut), and that
the air became acid. Cnvondidifound
this was dm to the formation of nitric
acid by (ho chemical action id' the dis
charge. Compound gases aro readily
decomposed, but air i> not a compound
gas; it t- merely a mixture of oxygon
and nitrogen, ami ncillu r of its consti
tuents Is combustible One assists com
bustion of ether bOtliCS while HlO oilier
is inert m that sense.
liut we may get some light oil llu
subject yel I'l'utn the hulorutigablc
army of electrical Investigators. Pos
sibly iho researches in the liquefaction
of gases may help out. In a recent pa
per on Ihe Mibjoel it is stated that
ozone lirptelles at atmospheric pressure
ai a temperature of 1:;.-1 degrees Fah
renheit and that ii i-> easily exploded.
Now, ii is well known thai the electric
discharge produces this so-called allo
tropic oxygen In great abundance. Ac
cording to Priestley the electric dis
charge effects a reduction of volume in
moist air, which would indicate ordi
narily a lail of temperature, Moist :
air is usually (he atmospheric condition
during lightning Hashes. Possibly the
stream of innumerable sparks in n
stroke of lightning produces a cumula
tive or Intensive elfoel, lirsl lowering
the temperature, then forming ozone,
then causing its liquefaction, and dual
ly its explosion, Or perhaps detonation,
which expresses more accurately the
terrifying crash following or accom- j
pUiiying a lightning stroke near al
hand. 'Fins is mere speculation, and I
give it for what ii i> worth. ?JiVcc/ric
III rii to.
Tin1 Annes mountain range, whose
loflis&l peak- Aconcagua?reaches n
hoiglil ofU2,S<i I reel, Isahoul 1 Inn miles
long, and from 150 to .100 miles wide.
Iis bulk has been roughly estimated at
that of a mass |()(J mile-- wide ami
1:5,00(1 feel high throughout the entire
length. It contains at (Jayambu, an
extinct volcano with an altitude of
IO,olM fet t, the highest point of land
on the ujualor and the only point Oil,
the equator that is buried in eternal
snow. The OrtSseS between IVlllilliin
ami llio straits of Magellan, uccoYdinu
lo Prof. Bailey ol llio Harvard Obser
vatory at Arcquipa in Pom, an- now
known to number 123, with elevations
ranging from 2,750 to 10,017 feoi
above . ea-lovel, There is no pass
north of Santiago, Chill, lower than
11,11110 [col ; ami in Bolivia llio lowest
is that of Ilveses, 13,573 feet ahov;
Iho sea. In Peru Iho rich mines liavt
led to the crossing of this formidable
barrier by a railway roaohhig a lioigbl
of 1 I ,.W> feet. For the Santiago ami
Buenos Ayres IrnnS'Conlinoutnl rail
way an eleven mile Ullllicl under I'sh
nllaln pass, 12,700 reel high, was pro
jected, hut was given ii|i on the dis
covery Of lOWCl' pas-es to the south,
and instead cd' it a railway is to he
built across Antuco pass, 200 miles
south of Santiago and only 0,800 led
high. 'Phis will form a link in a sys.
lorn of railways connecting Chill willi
the Argentine Republic, breaking
through the mighty wall that has kepi
lie- two countries llplirl,
WllCIl liquid ,,: is evaporated, (he
nitrogen e* apes first, causing iho
liquid s- .in to become neatly pure oxy
gen, s may he demonstrated by the
lien.: bla/.ing up of a glowing bit of
wo ?I plunged into it. Powdered ehnr
COl I saturated with the liquid burns
Ilk gunpowder when ignited, and may
he exploded by a detonator cap A
IIa arianchemist, Carl binde,hna la i n
mal ing experiments that lead him to
belie e we must change our views of
explos. >ns. He mixed petroleum witli
an absor. out, llko kicsolguhr oi cork
coal powti. r, then saturated it with
liquid oxyg< <, ami found thai the mix
ture, would ex, lode violently even wild)
not con lined, in cartridges, llio effects
seemed lo be g calci than those, of
blasting gelatine, hitherto regarded as
the most powerful explosive. Deto
nated in u large ho nh, provided with
a suitable registering apparatus, the
petroleum ami ltquh air prepaiation
showed a maximal.i gas pressure
greater than that from blasting gela
tine, und icached it more quickly.
COTTON SEED HULLS.
Only n few years bnck 11 * * ? cotnpura
live value of raw uolloti Beeil, col*
lull seed hulls and cotton BCOd luoal I
for foodstuffs or us n forilliaor, was n
j dobntabte question. Thoro wore Ihosc
who held that cotton seed hulls were
m> boiler than so much mhv dust for
I food, and there wore those who could
110t SCO how it Was that cotton seed
j meal, rrom which one essential Cle
ment had boon removed, could be tif>
I valuable either for food or fcrtili/.or ns
j the healthy raw seed.
Hut all those questions are Bottled
now to tin* satisfaction of almost every
body. There are only a few who re
main unconvinced, and those piobably
have ' not yet completed satisfactory
tests, Anyhow, Ihe use ol cottonseed
meal and hulls which commenced n
few yours ago in bundled pound lots,
has now developed into hundreds of
j ions, ami this use is daily becoming
I The failure of forage crops las! year
j has had a great deal to do with ex
I tending the Use ol cotton seed bulls
and meal in tlds immediate section.
Many have been forced from necessity
in ma Iho experiment thai had proVi
ously given so much satisfaction i ?
olliers, and it appeals that Ihe good
results are generally ihr same.
Speaking <>r tin- u-i- o| cotton seod
hum and hulls, in the presence of the
reporter a lew days ago, a pr unhieul
citizen ot I'oi'kvillc said: ??Collen
seed hulls nlone arc as good for cattle,'
especially dry Crtttlc, a> any kind of
hay I Know ol. They will latton cat
tle and keep tin in in the hi SI of good
order, if mixed with meid, the ration
seems lo he almost porfect, not only
a* a lat producer; hut ri'so a-- a milk
and butler producer. I have heaid
also ol' CUHCS where il has been fed lo
mules and horses with entire satisfac
tion, and 1 ktlOU' it to he a lat i thai
cows that have become accuslomo I lo
! eating raw COllOII Heed can bo induced,
I with dillicully, to go hack to them nTtei
they have been led on hulls."
A large dealer in hulls, who hau
handled several hundred ton- within,
the past few months, enys tic demand
! wa-- never grenlor m this section than
now. lie Iltis hardly been able to
keep a supply, HO I'apid has been the
consumption, and liiere has bcQii a
considerable advance in price N.?t a
great while back hulls could !><? had at
the mills for rrom tfl.GtJ lo ?2.00 per
ion- Now thev retail to consumers
for $0 per toil. -1 had a CUSlOIUOr
last rail," CohllUUCd the dealer, -to
bring mo 1,1)00 oounds of green colton
si i d. lor which i gave him 2,o00 pounds
id' hulls and meal and ?!!.7G in cash.
I could iiottiive him the same propor
tion now. Meal that sohl I'm H> last
year i- HOW worth S'J?, and although
seed has advanced a little, lo cents
for a bushel of ."hi pounds, the advance
; has nol In en quite! so great in propor
j Although it is an established fuel
; that as a fertilizer, cotton seed mcnl i
nlmosl w ill.out a superior, it Is a lad
that so rar this season a comparatively
small amount has been Bold lor (hat
pUrpOSC, M?sl el Ihe in al llllll has
been going out up to tins tune, has
been lor lecdiug purposes. 1'<?<?/. villi
A scarcity of ?.oi1. which i- lie larcil
by some lo approach llio proportions of
a famine, exists in Kuropfl ju-i at prcs?
cut, In Knglnud old inli ta tin: being
I reworked nun land is beini; bored in
I all directions for new* Holds, An un
precedented consumption luis been
I brought about by llio groiil activity in
the Iron and sti i: trades. Minors
arc can e, and il is (lilllcilll lo lillil
workmen sullloioiil to nun tin mines.
The great amount of shipping cmplov, ed
lor llio convenience of troops an.I sup
plies to South Africa has disorganized
llic scacarryiug Iradc to such an.extent
that coal has gonu up Very much in
price on lite Kuropoau continent.
It will surprise inany people to learn
j Ihat next to i'Vaneo the I hilled
I Slales is to he tho Jdrg^st exhibitor at
the Paris Kxposllion und will occupy
the largest space. Commissioner (ion
oral Peck has worked hard for the
credit, ih'.b rcprcsciilati >n . i lids cou'n
try ami his labors h ive been notably
.successful. The I 'Piled Slates (Soven)*
incnt building i-. otic of llio lineal ol
the national structures on Ihn hanks
of the Seine and nhoglhei no Auicrieaii
need be ashainod of the part ins coun
trymen arc to play in Iho greal show,
An epidemic of acute caUntil of the
stomach ami intestines, affecting lifly
six soldiers, has been lraced In. Herr
I'.. Pfuhl lo new potatoes. These po
tatoes, which were gathered in June,
contained about six times tin normal
proportion of solaiiittc, and small
Bpo'.s on llio sm face of iho peeled lu
he.is showed a third more titan the rest.
Il was Touud that the men who ate
their entire portion had lilkcil about
live grains of solitnllio, sulllciciil In
produce severe disturbance*.
The loss of diamonds, which has
prove n a serious diawbaek in ihc use
of diamoud saws for stone-cutting, is
obviated by Mr. .lames Anderson, a
Scotch inventor, by fixing lite sl< lies
in sockets in the steel hy means of an
Treats ASS Diseases.
His y\cfh<>(I Invariant) Cures All
Calarrhal, Bronchial, filing* Stout
noli, Liver, Ki?lnoj and Other Coin
plaints, us Well a* All Diseases
and Weaknesses of Women*
In In. Ilalliau iv's most
ttonsivo practice, <'"\
crlnu ii poi lo?l "f more
culled upon |o heal iill
nuinner "i diseases of
men ami women mal
along tho w hole line nl
Iniiniui ailments In* has
boon uniformly sue
In. Ilnthawiiy's mn
tliml of treatment i- i
directly at ihn seal oi
(rouble, purifies tin- blood
tones up the whole j stem mal
tlio Olood. iioiitruli/cN tho (wlsons which
l>roihico tho diseased conditions, O
.? _, Yoarls lie restores h> i"Tfcci
All niscnses ]?.;ilii, thousands of sufl
Treated. from Catarrh, r.ronohllls, As
Huna, liny I'cver. f.ung Coinpln als, Ktomncli
l.lvorand Kidne y Diseases, Pilot.Tumors,Can
L'ors. Rozcnta and all manner of skin nltecllons
_ . Dr. Itatluiwaj nlso [rents ?Ith
.jiiHcns sof urcntpsl success nil 111?? ?
Womon many distressing wcnkncssc< ami
illscaso' by widen no many womon nro afflicted
Ci??,,i?'I Dr. Ifnthawny'sofficesnrc nth il
Eloctrlonl wlt1inl, th<? latOKt electrical im.l
Appliances, other appllancoK, In tlio use ?
which, as well as the microscope, an has world
wldofnmons an oxport. All <>f Iho medicines
used bj Dr. Ilnthnwny are compounded In his
own laboratories, under ins personnl direction.
Mini special romcdlos arc prepared for each In
dividual case according t<? its reaulroment*.
Dr. Hntliawny has proimrod n
sorlcs of stdf-cxnmlnailoa blanks
applj InKlotliodlnjub'nl dlHcnsos
which in- sends free on applicationi No. l, for
Men; N<>. im Womon. No,;'. for skin Dlsoaw s;
So I,for Catarrhal Dlseasos; No.6, for Kldnoys,
Dr. Hathaway makes noohaiyc
Consultation for consultation at either his
Proo. office <>r by mall. ->
J. NEWTON HATHAWAY, At. D.
o, llitl In? way Si Co.,
?: ? . .mill BroSxt StrCot, Atliintii.O?.
All , TIO.N 1U IS I'AI'KH WIIXN WltlTlKie.
I will always find a ready
market?but only that farmer
cau raise them who has studied
tlu: gr< ' ? h au to ob
tain boil. A fy ruul quantity 1
by the judicious use of well
balanced fertilizers. No fertil
izer for Vegetables can produce
' a large yield unless it contains
at least 8% Potash. Send for
our books, which furnish lull
information. We send them
t free of charge.
GliRMAN KALI WORKS,
Nu>?au Si . New Yoik.
I no ovcrsocra ol nine lorcstry sta* I
lions in the dukedo.n ot Lippe have
inndc an examination of troos struck
by lightning throughout an an a of ?!?">,
(Iliu acres, in Older l?> ascertain fur the
(icrruati government the Biisccptibity
of various trees t.> lightning, audits
effects and occurrence in general. As
ji result of tin ii- observations it was
found thai the oak tree was by fat tin:
most liable to lightning, in apito of tin
fact that they wen- not as frequent tis
other trees in the forest. The percent
ages of the various species were given
as follows: ltu< ell, 7<? per cent ? oak, 1 1 :
pines, i;i, ami Urs, (i. During Ihc sev
eral years through which UlCSC obser
uliuiia were made, 275 Ileus wore struck
i by lightning, and of these lot) or ?>
j per cent were oaks, 59, or 21 percent
I (Irs, -'i, <>r s per coht beeches, ami 20,
I or 7 per cent pines, tin- other varieties
damaged being p.iill less in number.
Au Irlfi 1- the only empire 111 the
world which lias never had colonies, or
even transmarine possessions, ill any
quarter of tin earib. Met- ambition
has been only ('onliuonlal.
Lasl week Hosier's New Orleans
cot ton report showed S,l?8,i)<S2 bales
to d:ile against '.1.07.".. loS for same
date lust \ car.
I Kxporimcnts in Ireland have yielded
tobacco twice as strong as any other
sold, with a nel prolit of ?800 an acte.
^ ;Ti T" ?T_> 'O. 3! .
Bears tho Hlfl Kil I fl U H:i>- B..J; !il
Condemn il Srtttailulo <>i I'ui^eiignr l>Ala*.
In Effect Uaooiubnr luthi i^'-O.
G r r " n v 11 I ??, Wit sill III it (Of I mill lb" Ki*t.
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Trains leave Kingvillo. dallj except Sunday,
foi (.'ainden Iu:l6n in and 4mA p. m. Ketium
lug leave ('amdaii for Kiiifrvlllo, dully except
Huiidny, 8:!>I> n in. and :?.:?? i?. m Also for Sum*
tqr ditfly oxcopi Stimlny l<i:26n. in and 4:46J><
in. Itoiurnlnu lonvo Sum I or al 8:30 a. in. and
B;o\)p. in., making conuoollon Hl Kingville with
trains bol wcon (>>lmubiA And uiinrlostoiti
11 hi is louvo Simrinnburg vln 8, U, ,vo. divl'
?Ion llliil.V it Olemlulo, .hincsvillo, union mid
Coluinliiit rtiul Inlol'inoillitta points at 1140a.
ni. und 0:1ft p. Hi.
'1'niliiH oavo Toccon, Oa., for Rlborlon, Oft.,
daily .. i'i p. in. oxcppl Ismidny, 7KKi a. in.
Koluriilng linvt' Blbcrlou dally '-'.OU a. m.
?x< (>pl Sunday, I :'?*) p. in., malting ????>.n*o
ttoii tu Toccon with (rains between Aiiauta,
Oi eenvllle. Sud Ilm Baal.
', lies?i onko l.mo sioninors In servtes
between Norfolk nud HaiiMni.ro.
Nob. lit and :tt Dally. Washington And Month
western Vestibule 1.1 in I toil. Through Pullman
Bleeping enra between New Y?nk ami Now or
leans, via WAshlnglon, Atlanta ami Montgom
err, and also bolwoou Now York ami Mom phis,
vinWauhlngtomAtlaiiianntl itiinilughajn. Ala*
... nut I'T'I.I.MAN I ' tili AH Y bH?ERVA
TION i'AUs liotwooii Ailnnlftftnd New York.
Firatclnss I hoi-otighftire coaches bet wwon wash
[ligtonand AtInnia. I.i .i\ in,- \\ nshlngtoo o:ioh
Monday, WodncftdAy aittl Friday a tourist
sleeping car will run through between Wash
ing'"!! lei Bau Francisco Without chance
Inning CArs ?ei ve all mcftll en rout*.
Pullman drawing-room sleeping can i>?
tween Oreonslioro ami Norfolk, Close oon
oeotlon hi Norfolk f<-i <>l.l POINTCOMFOHT.
AIhoaI AtlAiilA wilh 1 iii.uin I). W. sleoper for
QliAttattoogA And Olnch nnti,
Nos ; mid OH t'tiiif. Mites Fast Mall run*
?olid botweon Waahln iton ami Now Orleans,
being composed ofconchos, Ihroufrh without
change for passenger* <>f all oiassas. Pullman
draw liigTooin Bleeping .?i?bat wean Niw York
ami New Orleans.via Atlnntaand Montgomery
an. I bei wtiii < Inn lot i e and At laut a. 1 Unlcs oarl
Serve all nuals enroll! A).
? 11,83. 84 and IV--Pullman rlserdnc; can
bei oon Klciimond ami Ohftrlol to, via Danville,
southbound Nos. II ami 33, northbound Nos
Mandls Oonuoctlon al Atlanta with thrpugb
in Drawl) g roi in ?"leaping car for JauK
a in\ ilia; al*i Pullman sleeping oar for Bruns
Connect Ion mo.l? at Bpnifnnburg with
through Pullman sloopor for Aahaville, Kuoi'
rill?, ami Cincinnati; also at Columbia far Sa
vannah ami Jaoksonvills,
VP A N K K. GANNON, J. M.CULP.
Third V?P. A (ten. Mgr.. Trafno M'fV
Washington, D. O. Waahlngiod, D. O.
y^tSSN ?JAPAN ESS
V New tmviit, > viiUatans <*
;UPTOsrr< ? ? of ointment fMIr
. 11 vcr.fniling curafWlV**
>f every natni it ? v.iianopanrik?
.. t!> the ? ?* painful, nod odea Nnk.'
rv. Why endure IM? Iwitti.
d su.no? v?o i'.uk a Written Quaranta* la ??*?>
$1 Box. n ' No Pay. yx-.uiul fi aw, ? fc?
js. Sent by inn I. Samples IKS
OINTMKNT, ?fto- and B0?
er. it I.IVI 1 S rOMACII Kr.(iULATOKt?t
|'.| Small, mild and (MM
:? laplcd for itiiktrcu*a mb> a?
loses 15 l i nts.
FREI ' !'"Sl> famous tittle Pe&efta WO.
\ it more ol Pile Cum.
i INK I'ki'HI Japammi Tvw
i'i i ?. i sale only by
fVold by Dr. lb P. I'osoy, Lattrens.
Tonil point-. North. South und South
west, in etTecl November ->'A\, 1 st?*?.
BOUTtl BOl) N l>.
i v Now York, P. It. II, ..*ll OOain ?(MAIpHI
LvWRHhliiRtott, P, lt. It. . ftGOpir. 4B0am
l.v Richmond, A. C.l. ;i''ti|>ui UU5am
l.v Portsmouth S, A. I. .i 46pm*j2<laiii
ArWeldon . it lOpin it t;tam
Ar Henderson.M2fiHam *i 3>pm
Ar talci-'h. 2 2iam 3 3ttpm
ArSo Pinea. I 27am tiOOpni
.\rH ai .Irl. 6 1 jam 7 OOpm
hv VN ! miii;:loii. S. A. i.*.'.o ipjn
ArMonroc, S. \. I.am ?:? I2nm
An liurlotte ?. A. i.?' > ?n?aii>* 1" iJSplil
?rChcstcrSAI. ?> I3am?i?bVpm
ArCirccnwood.10 45am i 12a o
Ar Athens. 1 IMpm :t isam
Ar AI lall la.?Upm Iba Hl
, t. o in :i i oll NO.
No. 402. No. 38
l.v Attatita H.A.I.' i ??pm'x ?oprn
A r A them. 08pm 11 05pm
ArCroeuwood. 5 40pm t 4(lam
Ar Chester. 7 A3pm 4.0Saiu
Ar Monroe. U 30pm 5 4&am
iiV Charlotte S ? I.' < 20pm *.lain
Ar Iiamlel S? l.11 lupm 7 4:(am
Ar vVIlmlutrioii,S A i. "1205pm
hv So I'imchSa i.M2 02am *l)tAaro
Ar Ualcigli. 2t)3am u I3ani
Ar Henderson .. . 3 2tJaiii 12 ulpni
Ar SVeldon. t 55a m . &0pm
Ar Portsmouth, ... _7 '.'."?am ? 2?pm
ArKiehmoud, A.C. I.?ti l?am '7 2tipm
ArWashin^tunvial'cun HK12 31pia 1! 20pm
ArNew York.Ii 23pm Ii 53am
f Daily. Ilittilj iix. Sunday.
Nos. in.; and 102.?"Tho Ailaiua SpeeTai
Solid Ycslibulcd l'rainof Pullman Sleepers
nud Coaches between Washington and At
lanta.also Pullman Sleepers between Poris?
mouth and Charloic, N. C.
Nop 41 and 3s.?"Tho S.A. I.. K.xpr-as,"
soini Train, < 'oae.hos ami Pulliuuu Sleepers
Let ween Portsmouth and Atlanta.
IJoth trains make imincdialo connection
at Atlanta for Montgomery, Mobile, New
Orleans. Texas. California, Nlcxico, Chatte,
iioo a, Nashville, Memphis. Maeon. Plor
!?'?>r Tickets, Sleopors. otc., apply to
U. Mi P. II ATT K, T. P. A ,
I'ryon Street, Charlotte, N. C.
.1 P. .ikNM.M.S.
A>_'t Abbeville, S, i .
i. . Sr. .It'llN, Vice President and Ceiioral
ii. NV 11. (il.OVKit,Trallie Manager.
\ . K. MellKK, Ooncral bupt
h. S Al.l.KN, (Icn'l Passenger A acut.
Ucncral Olliccs, Portsmouth. \ irginin
Si KEsio:u.b VITALITY
^ \ rfcd J> ^ WaII Man
?>^t Well Man
the ~;\ of Me.
ETRliNCH RIM,"' V.Produces I lie nliove rcsidl
A" in 30 ilu>&. t ';<?.?> A ? > .'? '\u/m/>i>tfm.y
l 'it>ic<)???'/.*, J'ttiki j .' uioiy. S(c| s all .liains i.lid
losses caused by .?'in rs ol \outli. ti ?mos nil Hi
.ty ami Coij uniptloii. ^ ? iiti>, M< u h K.dn Man
i-oot) ami < ?' M'ti ri\ >\. i Vi'iiil ul Vigor, n
gives \ig"r '..ids'r.e to shrunl.i ii organs, mid fits
a inn lor b' .inc.- or umring . ! carried m
I ho vi st pi wet. 1'ij e t*n PTC ' I'oxesj.
um I, in I ? i)U 1? I O. w i: ?
it] umaiili . UK. JEAN 0 HAK I <?. i'arss
Sold l>v l)r.'U. I'. I'oscy, I.aureus.
Charleston and Western Carolina R. K
A 001 SI A A.M> ASUKVIbl.U SlIOUT I.I.Mt
i u'offect Jan 17, Im o.
I.\ Augusta. inhu 1 40 p
Ar < ? rconwoOd.1' Ift p .
?? Anderson. o 10 |>
? Lmrous . i 20 |> ? :<?
? (ireenville.'?' |HI p 10 13 a
' (? l?-iiit Springs . .. I HO p
??J Spartantinrx. !i M p I? 00 a
" Saluda. 6 :? p .
" Hrendordouvllle.U OH p .
" Aslteyille . f 00 p
fiv Ash?vUlc. 8 20 Vi .
" KcnderHouvillo. . '?> I*.' a .
" Plat Itoek _. '.? vi a .
?? Saluda_ . 0 ??> a .
" Tryon. 10 2? a
?? Snitrtunhiirg . II 4f?a I 10 p
" Ulenti Springs.lo uti a ......
Qreenvill.? 12 ?I p t <*> i?
?' haurens. l p . |>0 i>
" Amlcrsoti . u a
" (;?. eh w ? oil. 2 \.
Ar Aug -? ._ .. 5 10 p 10 >- n
Ivv^J?llr?un Kalls . .....4 4T|>.
' italeiph_i.12 20 a
'? Norfolk . 7 30 a .
?* Petersburg. 15 20 a .
A r Uiehiiioud. ..... 7 -0 a .
f.v ?ugUHta. It 'i5 p
Ar Allendale. ft fts p
" Fairfax . . ft J2 p
?? Veiiuuisoe. 10 Oft a . i'i p
" llcaiif. it.II 1ft a s lO.p
" Port Itoyul._li LO h v 26 p
" Savannah . . ....
" ?hnrloaUin ... .
IjV Charleston. ft 1? a
Port Koyal . 1 IMJ p '.<> a
ll< auforl. it; p v in a
' Ye masse.!. 2 .'10 p h !tf) a
" Kali tax. . !> 40 i?
?* Allendale. '?? 52 n
Augusta. . 11 66 u
1 10 |> in train makes o.oso connection
ai Calh' mi Pulls for all points on 8. A. I?
( lose connection at (ireenwood for all
poitil> ? v11 8. A. I., ami ('. >\ <;. Uallway,
ami ui s>partauburg with .Southorn Hall
For any information relative, to tickets
rates, schmlules, etc , address
\\ .1. Ckaio. Hen Pass. Ag"lit,
K.M. North, Hol. Aut. Augo in. tin
T m) Kmh?*i<i. Tralll.i * .m.. r
Easily,Quickly, Permanently Restored
illlll-U l<> I UK* ll
Palling Mi'tjioi i
Price Due. and SI
I?. sold with a
innia, Pitt, DizadncsSi Hysteria,
, Lost Vitality, Seminal Losses,
tin i <? mil ni < >\ et -work, Worry,
?,( Voutn or Overindulgence.
6 boxes 15.
h ur quii . |io iiivc ami lasting results In Sexual
akm 5s, Impntency, Nervoua l)ebiliiy and Lou
Vital.'.v, use Bi uB Labgi Special?double
Strength will give m uhrUi ami tour to every part
nnd effect a ncrm iicnt cure. Cheapest ana beat.
loo Pills; ItJ mail. . itt\i::fa. v %
FREE- ? \1 tile of the famous lapanese Liver
Pelleta u h? Riven with a fi boa 01 mote of Mag*
neue Ni i\ inc. tree. Sold only by ^
Soldby Dr. lt. F. Posoy, Laurens.
Cure-1 dyspepsia, Indigestion, and nil
stomach or bowel troubles, eollo or cholera
morbus, teething troubles with children
kidney troubles, l>atl blood and nil sorts o
Bores, ri lugs or felopn, ruts and burns. 11
Ih as good antltentlo, when locally applied
an any Illing on the market.
Try It and vim will praise it to other*
if your druggist doesn't keep it, write to
Pitts' Antiseptic Invigorator Co.
di CAlU'KNTKU.nUOH ,
? qenville, H. < .