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Iii ?J^ PElTLA DEL OCCl
- yf DBNTK" Partakes of
i Lil ?>Y tho character of both
zones Into which Mexico is divided.
Merry Guadalajara is pln^d ou thr
boundary lino betweeu the hot ami
Tho Corro del Col, a kind of oxtloot
volcano, the peak of Tequila, and be>
hind this melancholy looking mountain
n complete chain of rugged hills hem
ming in (he tilo Tololotlan compose
the somber looking amphitheater which
screens the capital of the state of Ja
llSCO on the north. Hut upon the banks
of tin Tololotlan prevails another nt
mosphi re, and tlie traveler Qnds him
self in the region of the tierra eallente,
where citron trees and bananas take
the place of oaks and pines and arid
sands are succeeded by fields of sugar
canes watered by numerous streams.
Before the era of railways, when the
phrase ferro earrll was an uncouth oue
mill Incomprehensible to all save the
padres, the I'earl of the West wns the
queen of the entire rich western coast
Of Mexico. Eveu today she lifts her
Ivory towers, her mass of shining
domes and tnorosque minarets with
sweet pride. For the skies toward
Which she lifts them are of such ra
diance as seareely anywhere else are
to he seen even In this land of radiant
skies. Tree arched avenues lead la
every dlrctlou from Guadalajara to In
numerable villages that dot tho ver
dant plain on which sir? lies smiling.
And those villages, for nil that they
are such mites of things, are nearly
perfect as types. Low adobe houses
Straggle around three sides of the town
plaza; on the fourth side is the quaint
Church (even tho puehlltos. the tiniest
settlements of all, usually have their
churches). Hack of the houses are cor
ralcs and gardens, and hack of these,
In turn, are the cultivated Heids cross
ed and reerossed hy aeequlas through
which the water comes that make*
fruitful the land. Not alone are theae
villages typical; they possess, more
over, histories that far antedate the
time when the tierce nnd warlike Nuuo
do Quzzinan led ids army Into western
On a smooth, green billow of the
land. Just without one of these puehll
tos. are two houses. They are not al
together like the rest; they are larger
nnd more pretentious, and standing up
there on the knoll ns they tlo they
seem to command the village as a
manse might command a seigniory.
One morning, something like a dou
ble score of years ago, two horsemen
came up the willow shnded road that
leads past these houses. Their eouver
Hation was in French. They were 41s
CUSSlng mines, Intent upon specula
tions and Investments?at least the eld
er of the two was. He was not a man
you would he likely to pass without
observing. There was something In the
rostloss, wiry, nervous expression of
his face that made von wonder what
lie had done. Ills companion, on tho
contrary, made you question what he
possibly could do. He was the dain
tiest, golden haired, blue eyed maanV
kin that ever stepped out of n Parisian
At the threshold of the first houso.
the one nearest Guadalajara, from
whence tho horsemen rode, was a
young girl busily engaged in stringing
colored beads. She was seated upon a
mat, her legs crossed In .Mexican fash
ion, nnd from beneath her dress peeped
two little Btocklngless feet. Her rebozo
had glided from her head to her shoul
ders and from her shoulders to the
reed mat upon which she was sitting.
"Moil Dleul What a beauty!" ex
claimed the younger man. And A* ti
midity wns not the principal defect to
the character of this cavalier he po
litely took off his hat, caused tho row
els of his iron spurs to clank against
the sides of his steed, and tho animal
reared nnd curveted In his most ele
gant manner before the porch of the
Tho movejnont was so unexpected
that the girl uttered n cry of terror and
started to her feet. The next moment
the horse had thrown Its rider. He lay
senseless on the road, having struck
his temple on a stone.
When Herrcndo Oajnea, tho master
of the house, had been called, when
tho unconscious young man had been
brought under cover of his roof and
everything that hospitality could sug
gest had been done, Henry Rcausolell
went on his way to San Pedro. His
host had told him of a doctor whom he
would Und there, nnd It was nearer
"Hah!" he n ittered angrily to him
self. "What a milksop thnt fellow Is!"
He referred to his whilom companion.
Then he ndded with a chuckle; "Ho la
the one whom his money manipulates.
I am the ono who manipulates his
Which was true enough. Heausolell
was Claude Cntou's agent, and he had
sent his fortune out in all directions.
For the most part It came back with
considerable booty In tho way of per
centage. It dipped Into every transac
tion In the state of Louisiana (New Or
leans was Cntou's birthplace), It walk
ed around In slaves, It Uoatcd In boats,
and It shaved pnper.
Claude wan the inst rcprcsenM?TC of
an aristocratic family who for genera
tions had married for blood and money
together. When they were not polish
ing nnd rcflnlug tho original steek,
they were fertilizing and cultivating
their money. If It happened to bo a
caBO of cousins, so much the better.
The process of concentration, howev
er, was more favorable to tho money
than to the blood. The children had
grown smaller and weaker, prettier
and punier, fewer and fewer, genera
tlou aiier geucratton. This last repre
senlnthe of the raco had got to that
pass Intellectually when ho had to buy
all the business ability ho required.
His agent, Reausolell, had business
ability to sell and over.
Down in (ho depths of her Aztec
blood Ouello had a superstitious faith
In the coining ugnin of Montezutna.
She knew that when the god returned
It would he with the rays of the rising
suu, and as the blond young fellow
had lain there in the road for a few
moments In the early morning sun
light he had Indeed appeared to her as
When Anally he opened his eyes, she
was Standing by the door watching
him, one arm half raised nml resting
on the sill, her body partly turned, as if
arrested. The position showed the
beautiful lines of her lithe figure. He
looked at her dreamily ami tried to
raise his head, hut he could not. Then
the girl moved Blowly toward him. as
though fascinated by his look, ami gaz
ed into his eyes as a little child might.
"I am so sorry that my scream
frightened the seller's horse." The
voice was as melodious as that of the
cenrontle, the Mexican nightingale.
Catou had spi n inc.! his ankle. It ap
peared, and in the weeks that follow
ed Beausoleil came to see him dully.
But he never staid long. He was dis
gusted with the whole affair, he said.
His opinion, however, made little dif
ference to Claude, who was In the
hahlt of doing as lie pleased. An agent
was paid for managing business af
fairs, nothing else.
Young Montezutna meanwhile had
won the heart of the stout, middle
aged senora by commissioning Beau
eoliel to fetch her the most gaudy dress
pattern to he found In all Guadalajara,
and he had become a great personage?
a very great personage indeed?to the
little brown faced children heeause he
had hidden his agent never to forget
to tiring them dulccs. Berrondo Onjaca
also liked him hecnuse he spoke the
Spanish "niuy galante." Bui with
Ouello it was different?altogether dlf
One day Berrendo was out in the
garden by the ncequia planting a mag
nolia tree. The senora had just reach
ed up ami sel/.ed one of a number of
chickens perched beneath the roof of
the jacal. She was wringing its neck
with a view to supper. Ouello was
preparing the American sonor some
CofTee. He liked it often.
The senor, for his part, lay hack In
his chair, his ankle nicely bandaged,
watching the door leading to the kitch
en, which f- dim time to time Ouelle
In BOino strange way he could not
Understand, and yet, which seemed per
fectly natural to him, ho longed to re
main here, away from the fuss ami
fret and fume, the noise and complexi
ty of things. Ho was tired of white
kid gloves ami evening clothes. What
claims had New Orleans on him,
Claude Catou? Death, who had al
ways been hanging around the corner
with a pistol or a knife or sailing up
the Mississippi with a cargo of yellow
fever or cholera, had robbed him of all
his people. As to his business affairs,
Beausoleil could attend to them, of
course. It was farcical for him even tu
attempt to meddle in their manage
Ouelle entered the room with a cup
of coffee and a Mask of cognac. She
placed the tray on a table at his side.
He touched her hand, ami her lips
partetl as though to speak. Her fa
ther coining in at this moment Bha
turned away and sank iu a huddled
heap on the Door near the door of the
Berrendo was in something of an IU
humor. He had not been all thin time
planting his magnolia tree, It appear
ed. He had been quarreling agaia
with his neighbor, Crlstlno Miguel.
Now. Berrendo and Crlstlno were the
closest of comrades. When the detest
ed Americanos hud invaded their coun
try, they had fought together and suf
fered loss of property together. And
aluee those days hut one discord ever
had jostled upon their harmonious,
friendship. This discord came In the
shape of bickerings over the right te
the water which reached Berrendo'B
land only after having crossed a field
Usually these wrangles were of a
good natured sort. But today, decided
ly, Berrendo'B temper had got the up
per hand. He tried to explain to Ca
"Ho thinks"?referring tc Crlstln?
Miguel?"that because his people have
handed him down as a treasure a let
ter addressed, 'AI Senor Don MiguH
Hidalgo y Cost ilia, I'aroeco del Pueblo
He Dolores'--why. earamha! he thinks
that because of this he ought to own
the whole of Mexico." Berrendo snap
ped his fingers with so much em
phasis that ho quite conveyed the Im
pression tif having stamped his foot.
"Ho claims some sort of relationship
With the conqulstadores," he began
"Have some cognac?" Interrupted Ca
tou, pushing the flask toward him.
"And coO'ee?" Then turning to Ouelle
With a smile, "Will the senorlta fetch
another cup of coffee?"
When ahe returned, her father met
her, having forgotten Crlstlno and the
conqulstadores, and leading her to Ca
tou, placed her band In his and said:
"It Is well, senor; si 'stn'ucno. You
are rich and will tie kind to her."
And the senora, coming from the Ja
cal, nodded her head so that the groat
golden hoops In her en i s bobbed merri
ly. And she echoed, "Yes, It UjAvell."
So the next day the padre came, and
before a grac^us picture of Our I/.dy
of (Jundaiupe and little lighted candles
shining like stars the girl whose an
cestors had danced a war dance and
cried "Oulcb'ka! Oulch'ka!" and the
man whose ancestors had lived In a
castle and written on crested paper be
came man and wife.
Ouelle waa radiantly happy In aplte
of the clothing that came from Guada
lajara for her use. This clothing amaz
ed her, and at first It waa IrV?*??
remain dreased as her beautiful Monte
zuma would have her. But whenever
he would ahow her a likeness that he
carried In a locket?that of Ids mother,
he said?she would smile and, feeling
of her dressed hair and glancing at her
slippered feet, would say gnyly.
I "And I also shall look llko that one
one evening Catou sat looking over
the mail that Bonusolell had fetched
him. Ouelle was cuddled in n little
heap on the floor, her head against his
kuee. Catou had tried several times t.i
open his mouth. At lust the words
"Sweetheart. 1 must go to New Or
leans, hut 1 can't take you, because"?
Ouelle sprang to her feet In an In
stant, and Into her dark eyes came a
wild look. "Hut you are mine mine."
In a moment she forgot her queenly
healing and fell sobbing In the man's
arms, her winde body quivering.
"Probeclto," he said, holding her
close. "I will come hack to you soon.
"Hut you are mine?mine."
Listen. There is going to be war In the
States between the north and the
Booth. I must tight for my rights. But |
We'll whip those Yankees In a few
weeks, and then?then I'll come to you.
The next day through her tears she
?aw him ride off.
Ali, poor little brown wdfe! Go hack
to your head stringing and look up the
road that leads to Guadalajara. Your
tears shall he your meat day and night,
while underneath your breath you
moan, "Oh, Dlos!"
The magnolia tree that had been
planted out by the acequla had seen
spring give place to summer and au
tumn to winter nearly 13 times, when
at last one day old Berrendo and Cris
tluo, his neighbor, hit upon a merry
plan. Henceforth there should he no
more wrangling. The held over which
the water llowed was to be Liana's
Of course they would have to wait
awhile for the wedding. Inoeenclo,
Bcrreildo's grandson, was only 12, and
Liana, the granddaughter of Crlstlno,
was but 0. Meanwhile, having deter
mined upon the plan w hich should put
an end to the contention of years, the
two old men were In rare; glee. In
their abandon they drank to the health
of their grandchildren mure times than
was good for them in Par ras brandy of
Berrendo was sharply denounced In
consequence by his wife, hut Crlstlno,
poor (dd fellow, hail no BCUOra'8 gra
cious presence In his house. To be
sure. Liana opened her great eyes
wide when he laughed Inordinately
and sat down on a table Instead of a
chair. But as he allowed her to take a
picture of St. Catherine that hung on
the wall and cut out the saint's figure
for a doll she thought, on the whole, It
was rather nice.
Inoeenclo and Liana had grown up
together, and they were both alike in
this?they were orphans. The little
girl was hut .'} years old when her par
ents, who had gone to spend a week
with some cousins in a near by pueblo,
were carried oil' by a pestilence of
smallpox which swept down upon the
town. The boy's mother had died In
giving him birth. As to his father?
well, no one ever sj>oko of his father,
and Inoeenclo grew ho at last that he
disliked to ask his grandfather any
?juestlons concerning hi in.
However, he noticed a singular thing
In this connection. Whenever by any
chance It happened that he was bold
enough to broach the subject Berrendo,
having gruflly warded him off, wouid
Invariably break Into the same little)
snatches of an old Spanish song:
Ce nd lam t'escaparns,
P?ro dc mis bulk- quSBctot
And then he would go about his work,
putting and steaming at a ( rent rate).
Berrendo had never been a gaucho?
Inoeenclo was sure of that -SO why did
he Bing this couplet? That was a
The devoted grandmother?she who
nursed the ?tone bruises, picked out
the silvers, kissed away the troubles,
gladdened the young heart by her sim
ple tales?had told him one thing,
though. Ills father's name was Claude.
Ills mother had asked that the priest
should give her baby that name, too,
and he had Claude Inoeenclo.
"But Inoeenclo Is a name loag
enough to hear every day," the old We
rnau lind concluded, "and your grand
father likes It better."
Liana liked It too. She would have
been lonely without Inoeenclo. He had
been her champion and lover?aye, nod
her worshiper as well ever since baby
hood. Onco when the tiny, soft ?jrejd
thing, a coquette even then, had put
her arms around the stalwart hoy a ad
lisped In pretty Spanish that she loved
him he had stopped whittling his stick
and answered solemnly.
"But, Liana, you do not love nie as
well as I'ancho Manuel. You gave him
half of your banana yesterday."
"Oh, al," she had nnswered, with a
?light toss of her lovely hnhy head, "I
liked I'ancho yesterday, but I like you.
And Inoeenclo had kissed her, not
satisfied ami not understanding, yet
trying to be content. The glamour of
his love cast about her an unreal light,
out of which Shono so perfect a figure
that he bowed before her, while his
straightforward nature endeavored to
grnsp the tortuous windings of a tem
perament beyond his comprehension.
Yet at tlnus was ho also masterful.
The day, for Instance, when unknown
to them Berrendo nml Crlstlno had do
elded upon their merry plan. The
dren were making little "adobea and
building toy Jacals out under the mag
nolia tree, fetching their water from
the aceqtlla In miniature ollas.
"Why do you sigh, Inoeenclo?" nsked
Liana, stirring her wet clay vigorously.
"Is It because the English that tho
padre glvea you for your lesson tomor
row Is so hard?"
?'No; liiere Is another thing that
makes me sad. it will be Ovo long
months yet before I am 18, Liana."
Inooonclo made tho annouueomout re
flectively. "And then there Is such n
weary time to wait before I shall be u
"Well, when yon get to bo n man
"I shall marry you Oral of all. And
then I shall go far Into the Immense
forests of the mountains there"?he
pointed to the distant peaks of the Cor
dillera, beyond which He Topic and
San Bias?"and I will hunt und hunt
'1 he hoy broke olT for , moment to
listen to the wind playing delicately In
tho blanches of the tree hove him, a
rapt expression on his handsome,
swarthy face. Did he hear his Indian
forbears calling "Yu -hi-omm!"
"Yes, ami I wilt sleep on a bed of
grnss. 1 wli! follow the traces of the
stag and the jaguar, I"?
"Hut what will you do with me?"
chimed in Liana, the foi tin lue in her
asserting Itself. She stOj pod her stir
ring ami dropped her stick. She let her
little chin fall into her clay soiled
hands and looked at him womlerlngly.
"Oli," said Inoeencia, laughing and
forgetting "Yo hl-ouan." "1 shall buy
you a home In gay Guadalajara. Would
you like best that It should he near the
great quadrangle of the Plaza de Ar
mas, where the military band plays, or
close to tin? governor's palace, where
the Mowers are so beautiful, or next to
the big cathedral, where they burn a
"Why, Inoconclol" exclaimed Liana
admiringly. And then she added, "I
think 1 should like best to he near the
dear Santuarla." She rubbed her pret
ty chock up and down his arm affec
tionately. "Heeni.se, you know, I love
For several years now th<> good padre
had been taking her nnd Inocenelo
there on the feast of Cuadalupe to Join
in tho Qcsta of the people. Tho vast
nave of the Santuurln, crowded with
kneeling forms, and the dazzling splen
dor of the white nnd gold altar had
quite stolen away tho child's warm re
Tho children went on playing quiet
ly for a few moments, each busy with
separnto thoughts, until Liana Inter
rupted the silence.
"Y'es, I love the Snntiiiiriu, and it
would be kind of you to buy me a
house close to it. Hut, no - 1 should
want to go with you, Inocenelo. Gruud
fatber will bo old and withered then
and only have two teeth left. Oh. no;
I should want to go with yon, decid
"You couldn't, Into the deep forests.
Ton are a girl," remarked Inocenelo
Liana's Up trembled for a second.
Then she rejoined with a dainty tri
umph In her voice:
"Ah, well, perhaps I shnll not want
to marry you at all!"
It wns nt this Juncture tl \t Inocenelo
had brought Ids lips together in a mns
terful, grim fashion?a fashion which
he had nnd which grandmother saw
sometimes, but seldom Liana.
"There Is no i se in many words. I
like them not. Hut I am going to mar
The next evening, when the padro
oarne to hear their lessons and they
were ?ated around the little table with
the kerosene lamp In the center. Liana
Informed his revere...-.' that Inocenelo
had spoken to her "muy mal."
The padre pulled a face, and. draw
ing the hoy close to him, whispered
something in his ear.
Inocenelo smiled and stood uncertain
for a moment, tapping his forahead
"He Is going to lieg your paretoei la
?aglish," the padre explained.
Then came luoccuclo's rich, mellow
voice, with a childish treble In It:
"Mccs, l ask of you par-din. Zee hands
I kiss of you."
"Isn't the English tongue funny, pa
are?" laughed Lin IUI merrily. "May 1
learn it too".' I'll study hard."
No wonder they loved tin good padre
of their little pueblo. He \\..s a man
into whose being something better
than mere scholarship had passed?
woodcraft and weather wit, the friend
ship of animals ami a delicate sympa
thy With the life of <d,iidhood. The
gentleness of his manner contrasted
oddly with tho bigness of his physique.
And he was quite content to spend his
days in ids humble little corner <>( the
earth. He was too fastidious as well
as too lowly to care greatly for the
flinging up of caps In the street.
Y'es. the Padre Antonio was one of
the EllsllO kind as against tin- Elijahs,
ono of the sort that heal bitter waters
with a handful of sail, make poisonous
pottage wholesome with a little meal,
find quiet. Simple ways to deliver poor
widows from their creditors ami se
cure homes for orphans, in the pocket
of ids cassock you could always Hud a
deck of cards, hut Hint WHS only for
the game of solitaire. Ills sacristan
and servant, old .lose, had carved llilll
a sort of card (able out of the trunk of
a tree, and instead of going oil with
his plpo or his cigar, his (Into or his
guitar, as other padres did. he would
go to his little table ami have Ids game
Several years before lie had said to
Berrctido nnd Crlstllio: "The little ones
are bright. They ought to go to
school." And the two old men hall' to
themselves had responded In hopeless
"SI, padre." Neither of them had ev
or done that.
"There's line stuff In both of those
children, and there's no reason why 1
shouldn't teach them myself. I will."
So spoke thO pndl'O alone a few hours
later to hi;, cards.
And ever since then he had been true
to his word. At first he hud begun by
lifting them to his knee und tolling
them of those wonderful things called
eitles, full of people that could rend
nnd wrlto, and about steamboats and
steam cars. And I hey hold their breath
in amazement, while the tendrils of
ambition commenced to feel around
and aspirations began to stir nnd hum
In their young henrts like wnklng bees
'? *?w? -mmm.n urutuIMV of ?orlng.
TO HK CONTINUED.
? A pious old lady happened in at a
Christian Endeavor meeting. She was
much Impressed hy the young people's
earnestness, and especially ploaoed
with tho slnglnp. She said, "Oh, I do
love to hear'om sing ! They sing with
HOW IHK Ii VW 1H ENFORCED.
(jotters From tho ittnyorn of Citicn
With Suggestions About die
The following re pi lea to the circular
letter of Governor McSwoou'y have
been received from mayors if town?
and cities in reference to the enforce
ment of the dispensary law i
Mayor Arob H. Calvert, of Spartan*
burg, says as to the sentiment of that
ulty in referenoo to tlio enforcement of
the law: "There is tome opp< sltion to
tho law here."
Intendant Win. ll. Richardson, of
Summervllle, bays bo ''thinks the law
is being violated to a limited extent"
in that town. Ho makes tho I lllowlng
suggestion as to constable- : "A relia
ble constable, not of our localit y, might
do some good, as wo BUP-pect tonic par
Mayor J. J. Waters, of Rook mil,
says he needs a special com table ho
caueo "wo arc near the State line, be
ing a border county." He says the law
Is being violated "to a considerable ox
tent, hut in a way wo cannot prevent."
Uo says furthor: "There arc blind
tigers hero patronized by all olasf ??- of
our people who drink, but tho police
arc unable to got evidence to convict.
My opinion is that this is because there
is no dispensary established here. 1
believe thoro is a growing sentiment In
favor of the establishment of a dispen
sary, hut don't think in caso of an eloc
tlon now that one would ho allowed. 1
thii k in tho course of a fow moreyoars
tho sentiment will demand it, as wo
got no revenue and yet have liquor sold
In considcrablo quantities. A special
constable hero would help to suppress
tho illegal sales, and to catch blind
tigor liquor. 1 lind as a rule it is hard
to got policemen, who have u variety
of duties to perform, to look oftor the
ispensary law with tho same interest
is special constables."
Intendant W. A. Smith, of McCor
miek, says: "1 think ovory magistrate
should he requested to enforce tho law
'.o the letter or step down and out anj
let ono In that will." Intendant Smith
lidn't add that tho samo accusation he
makes against magistrates might also
apply to some mayors and IntendantB.
Mayor W. U. Kennedy, of lvingstree,
writes In reply to the question whether
the city council is In favor of the strict
enforcement of tho law: "The Intend
ant is a dispensary ndvoca'.u, but
majority of council an opposed."
Mayor B. T. Wille? x, of Marion, says:
"I think tho enforcement of tho dls
peneary law depends to a grea*. extent
on tho city and town officials. In any
town tho size, of Marion tho law can
ie absolutely enforced by tovn of?
Tho mayors of Plokona and Chester
say th 1 'hw is enforced and they have
no suggestions to make.
Mayor Ci. b\ Tolly has replied to the
circular letter of?OV, MoSwe-.mey In
refer?.nee to the enforcoim lit 0! Uie dis
pensary law In Anderson by the police
authorities without tho aid of State
constables. Mayor Tolly's answers io
tho queries of tho chief exeoutlve are
Q?Is tho dh?p< neary law strictly ?. n
forccd In your town V
A?Hmphlically yes, there is not a
town in tho State where it is better
Q?? liavo you givo Instructions to
your police to enforce tho law ?
A?Yes, and they have faithfully
performed their duty.
Q ? 1).) you need a special State con
staole to assist tho municipal author
ities in its enforcement.
Q?Is the sentiment of your town in
favor of the dispensary law and its
A?Tho people hero are divided as
to tho bust solution of the. liquor quo -
tlon, hut all favor tho strict enforce
ment of tho law.
Q?Are you and your city council in
favor of tho strict enforcement, of tho
Q ?Is the law being violated in your
town at present and to what extentV
A ?No violations of any kind. Wo
do not tolerate blind tigers or any
other tigers. Thoro is no liquor sold
hero outsldo of the dispensary.
Cj ?Havo you any suggestions to
matCO as to a bolter enforcement of it
or any change In the law itself ?
A?No, but if every town and city
will enforco tho law as strictly as wo
do you wouid not havo any use for the
Tho Intendant of Walhalla says that
tho law Is not strictly enforced In that
town. Ln reply to the question wheth
er the Bcntlmeul of tho town is In favor
of tho law and its enforcement, Intend
ant Holleman replies: ' Not in favor
of tho onforcomont." Llo says ho is
sath tied "that thoro aro soveral blind
ilgirs ln and around tho town." As to
suggestions, Mr. llolloman says: "F.u
forco it in tho larger cities and IVOW08
and smaller onoB will ho no trouble."
Mayor Wm. Andorbon, of Blacksburg,
says tho law Is being enforced in this
town "as far as it is possiblo to be
dono." Ho says ho "can't say that the
sontltnent of our town is ln favor of the
law U*olf as a solution of tho liquor
Intondant Harnes, of liitlgo Spring,
says the law is not enforced In that
town, and adds: "Wo aro in favor* of a
dotootlvo to got tho ovldenoe and wo
will enforco tho law." He adds: "I
am satisfied it (tho disponsary law) Is
bolng violated by at h ast one man, and
ho is getting his liquor from tho dis
pensary." A9 to suggestions as to tho
bottormont of tho law, ho Bays: "1 am
sure, if tho dispensers would do their
duty strictly wo would havo fowcr
blind tigers." Intondant liarnos, as a
supplement to his answor to tho cir
cular qu )8tt018, wrltos: "In rogard
to tho bettor enforcement of tho dis
ponsary law, wo suggest that moro at
tention bo paid to tho disponsors, for
wo fool B?ro thoy soil liquor to parties
that rotail it. Wo aro satlsllod that
the greater portion of liquor sold in our
town comes directly from tho dispen
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His exclusive mothod of treatmout lor
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The Significance ?>r Hl? Victory?The
Uoiil Htamlard Endorsed aiut (he
Colonial Policy Approved.
President McKinley was tho truest
of lu.no:- at the \>ai quet of tho Union
League In Philadelphia, one. of the old
est and most influential Itipublloan or
ganizations in tho country. Hlsrectp
tion was enthusiastic, and muehluipoi
tanco ??'S" attached to his address, as
it was his ii: -t public uttoranoo slnoo
tiie reeent victorV of his p rty. The
President spoke as folio1.?:
"Gentlemen of the Union Let??".c :
An after dinner speed) is to me always
a dillicalt performance : an after elec
tion epe> eli after a dinner Is still a
inoro dtfnoult task, au-J 1 shall do little
moro than make acknowledgement to ]
this patriotic association for its un
ceasing loyalty to the government ; for
tho earnest Bupport it has given to the
preseut administration in the trying
years through which it has pasta 1, ami
express my sincere thanks for the
groat honor this meeting and demon
stration bring to me, sviiieh should be
shared by my distinguished associate
on the nutional ticket, the vice presi
dent-elect, as well as those connected
with me ?n the conduot of puhlie utTairs.
We are always In danger of exaggera
tion On an OCOas on of exaltation over a
political victory, anil while tho rosuit
is mainly due to the etTorts of our
splendid party there is sometimes a
tondonoy to elvo too little credit to
other forces which, silent though they
may have been, wore none tho less po
tential. We must not, withhold gener
ous acknowledgement from thu\ great
body of our oltiz ns who, belonging to
another parly, powerfully assisted in
Lho achievement of tho result which
you ci leb Ate tonight ; nor from that
other largo body, former members of
;>ur own party who, with honesty of
purpose separated fro n us a few yearo
ago on financial Isauos, have now re
turned, and are home again to Btay.
Nor Is any accounting for tho victory
either juot or accurato which leaves
out of tho calculation tho almost un
broken column of labor engaged In me
ehanics and agriculture, wtiieh reject
ed the false doctrine of class distinction
as having no place in this republic,
and which rebuked those teachings
which would destroy the faith of Amer
ican manhood In American character
and Amor loan institutions. Tho bush
ness men in every part of tho country,
represented by this great organisation,
were a mighty factor In the recout con
test. And may we not also ascrihu
much to the lnftuoncu of the home,
with its atlliliation ? In any previous
election was it greater, or in any did
tho counsels of tho lircslde determine
moro largely tho vote of the oluotors ?
" Nothing in government can bo
more Impressive than a national elec
tion, whore tho people delogato their
power au I invest their constitutional
agonts with aulh iri'.y to execute their
behests. The vjry charaetor of tho
transaction clothes it with solemnity.
It is serious hisinoss. Its issues are
always momentous. What a lesson in
BOif-gOVOroment it teaches. Sixtceu mil
lion voters on the same day, through
out every section of tho United Stales,
depositing thidr mandate and record
ing their will. Done by the people In
their communities in tho v ery precincts
of tho home, under tho supervision of
their own follow citizens and chosen
oilcinle, and to Insure its freedom and
Independence the ballot a soorot one.
(Jod (orbid that any citizen selected for
that sacred trust should over attempt
to divert the will of tho sovereign peo
ple, or tamper with tho BftUOtltJ of their
"Some disappointments follow all
olcctloiid; but all men rejoice when an
election is so doe slvo as to a bnit of
neither dlaputo nor con test 'I'ho value
of a national victory can only ba right
ly measured and app*eclated by what
it averts as woll as by what It accepts,
it Is fortunate for the party in power
if It understands tho truo meaning of
?.ho rosult. Those charged by tho peo
ple with administration and legislation
aro ri quired to interpret as weh as to
execute tho public will and its rightful
interpretation is essential to its faith
ful execution. Wo cannot over-esti
mate the great importance and tho far
reaching consequences of tho oleetoral
contost which ended on tho (Ith of No
vombor. It Is not tho triumph of an
individual, not altogether of a party,
but na emphatic declaration of tho
people of what thoy believe and would
havo maintained la government. A
great variety of subjects was presented
aud discussed in tho progress of tho
onmpaign. Wo may differ as to the
extent of tho influence of tho several
! 189U08 involved, but wo uro all agreed
I as to certain things which it settled,
j It records tho unquestioned endorse
j merit of tho gold biandard, industrial
i Independence, broader markets, com
mercial expansion ; reciprocal trade,
the open door !n China, tho Inviolabil
ity of public faith, tho independence
and authority of tho judiciary and
peace aud beneUceot government un
der American sovereignty in tho Phil?
: ippines. American credit remains, tho
I American name is unimpaired, tho
I honor of American anus unsullied, aud
I tho obligations of a righteous war and
' treaty of peace unropudiated.
I .Liberty has not lost but gained In
strength. Tho struoturo of tho fathers
I stands up'oS tho foundation on which
J they raised Lt'&cd I: t?d..y a;} It has
I been in tho years past and as It will be
j in tho years to come, the 'govornmont
of the people by tho neoplo and for tho
people.' Bo not disturbed, there is no
danger from empire ; thoro Is no fear
for tho republic."
Gov. Roosevelt followed President
McKinley. Lie said in part :
" There was no doubt about our posi
tion before tho election and thoro is
no doubt about it now. Wo aro going
to carry on the policy that has been
pursued during tho past four years. It
has boon the signal good fortune of this
nation, on the first occasion when It
mixed in tho world's polities, to fix the
standard to which tho other nations of
tho world will como In dealing with
the alTairs of the great Asiatic nation.
We have kept tho currency sound.
We have kept the gold standurd for
the past four years, and it will ho kept
In tho coming years. And tho nation
has decided that tho flag shall tloat
over the Phliipplno Idlands. Peace
shall come in them ; a constantly In
creasing measure of solf-governmont
shall bo given them ; but first of all
order must bo restored in them."
What is Sauce kok the Goosk.?
Tho groom entered alone aud said
confidentially, " Do you use tho word
'obey' in your man iago service,
Mr-?" "No," said the minister, "1
do not, usually." " Well," aald tho ex
pectant lb.'iiodiet, i"I have como to ask
you to marry mo now, and I want It
used." "Certainly," replied tho other,
"It shall bo done," and presently the
couple stood solemnly boforo hlra.
"James T-," said tho clergyman,
" do you take this woman to bo your
wed led wife?" "1 do." "Do you
solemnly promiso to lovo, honor and
obey her, so lon^ as you both shall
liver"' Llorror and rebellion struggled
with tho sanctities of tho occasion on
the bridegroom's face, but ho ehoitlng
ly responded, " 1 do," and tho meek
brido decorously promised In hor turn.
After tho ceremony was over tho bride
groom said excitedly aside to tho gravo
minister : " You misunderstood mo,
sir, you misunderstood me! I referred
to the woman's promising to oboy."
" Ah, did you, indeed ?" serenely an
I swered his revoreneo, " but I think
I what is good for one side is good for
i tho other, don't you? And, my friend,
it Is my advice to you to say nothing
moro about It, for as an old marrlod
man I can tell you, you'l1 havo to oboy
the way," said tho man who had stop
ped at a farm house to water his horse,
'? fifteen years ago a poor boy camo this
way and you took him."
"Yes?" queried tho farmer, some
" You wore kind to him," wont on
tho strangor. " You fed him, gavo
him words of encouragement and an
old suit of clothos, put tivo shillings In
his pocket and sont him Oil his way re
joicing, lie told you at tho time that
he never would forgot your kindness.
Am I right?"
" 1 bellevo you are," replied tho
" Ho said that If ho prosporod he
would see that you nover had occasion
to regrot your kindness to a ),0)r,
"Land eakos, cxclalmod tho farmer'o
wife, excitedly ." It sounds almost like
a fairy tale, don't It f"
"Woll," contlnuod tho stranger, 'ho
told mo to tell you that ho Is still
Anl as ho drovo away the farmer
wont out and kicked tho pump vicious
ly while his wile throw a rolling-pin
at tho chickens.
Bears tho >j Kind You Have Always Bought
INDUSTRIAL AND GIvNI^RAI,.
?The tirst Thanksgiving Day was
Feb. 22, IHM. It was appointed by the
Bottlers of Maesaohusotta for a general
fa?t on account of scarcity of provi
sions, but changed to joy and thanks
giving by tho arrival of a ship with
?Tho praclice of oiling roads to
koop tho duet down was begun in Cali
fornia a fow yoars ago and Is extend
ing to acvoral parts of that Stato. The
dry season Is so long that tho idea of
obtaining duBtless roads Is naturally
attractive to Callfornlana and the sue
cobb that has attended tho uao of oil
for this purposo promises to cause Its
even moro gonoral adoption.
?It is Stated that the first Anglo
Saxon to ontoi tho Forbidden City at
Pekln was Mr. llonry Savage Landor,
with whoso roraarkablo advonturos In
Tibet a fow years back tho world ha*
boon made familiar. With character
istic love of hot wator, ho had gone
out to Northern China just before tho
war began. Ho was all through the
war and has a largo number of In
teresting photographs of tho principal
?Some discussion has arisen amoi.g
automobillsts as to tho gender of tho
horsoloss vohlclo. lie or she, that Is
tho question. The Academic Fruncaleo
has lately sot out to determine the
matter, and, It Is said, has arrived at
tho conclusion that "ho" is the proper
pronoun for tho automobllo. This In
spito of tho fact that yachts, steam
engines and othor Inanimate means of
travel aro "shos," according to popular
?Tho New York Jewish Messenger
says : " Tho Governor of South Caro
lina was recently called to oluclato at
tho marriage of two of his friends,
Non lsraclitos, to two Jowosbos, alBtore.
The former would not bo married by a
rabbi, and the latter would not bo
married by a Christian minister; 80
they compromised on tho Governor.
To give a special 'Jewish' flavor to
the wedding a goblot was brokon.
When Judaism becomes ldontiQod with
a hit o' glass no wonder Its hold Is 80
?An example of tho chances In tho
United States for tho bright and en
ergetic young man who stay In ono
p'aoo Is furnished by tho SUCC08B of
Cliar'-js M. Hayes. At tho ago of 19
ho was a clork in a railroad ofilce at
St. Louis,his salary being $40 a month.
That was 23 years ago. Mr. Hayes has
becomo president of tho Southern
Pacilic Railroad, which is the largest
system hut ono In tho world. Ho will
have a salary of $?.r>,000 a yoar and will
bo highest ealariod railroad man In
?Tho longest electric railway In tho
world is to be built in Montana, aaya
tho Engineering and Mining Nowa.
The proposed lino Is from Hillings to
Great Falls, some two hundrod miles,
and tho plan la to oporato It entirely
by electric power, which la to bo
supplied by generating stations on tho
Missouri and Yellowstone rlvora. The
road would have a considerable tralllc
In coal, oros and othor heavy freights,
and would bo tho tirat lino with auch
tralllc to be worked by olootriclty.
The plan Is perfectly foaalblo a.idaeema
lo present advantages, especially where
largo wator powers are available aa In
?Somo time ago, tho Philadelphia
K ?cord aays, a Philadelphia man
moved to tho suburbs, and dotorrnlnod
to keep hone. Ho wont personally to
a dealer and plckod out a number of
largo, line looking ones, thinking with
pleasure of tho nlco new laid eggs
that ho would soon enjoy. Several
weeks passed, and thoro woro no eggs,
although all tho members of tho house
hold woro aroused at dawn overy morn*
ng by tho incessant crow ng of the
jhlckons. This wont on for some time,
tnd tho new euburbanlto bocamo
dlarmod. " I've boon cheated," ho
t hought. Thon ho callod In a nolgh
nor, and was very much amazed when
(.old that his chickens woro all roostora.
tent cough is
at first a
friend, for it
ing of the ap
proach of a
before it is
too late, be
c o m e in
f o r e the
M doctor says, "Consump
M tion." When the danger
M signal first appears, help
f J nature with
HDon't delay until yt ur
lungs are sore and you
cold settled down deep
in your chest. Kill the
enemy before the deadly
blow kills you. Cure
your cough today.
One dose brings relief.
A few doses make the
Three aliea: 25c. I?r an ordinary cold ;
80c. tor the harder cold*.; $1.00 lbs moil
economical for older caact.
" i consider yotir Cherry Pectoral
tlif, host remedy for ?-<>t<l? and
roughs tout all throat ulTcrttons.
I have used It for HO years and It
certainly beats them all."
I), R. LtlMNRTt
Dee. 20,1808. Union, N.T.
Write Ihm Doolor.
If yr>u have any complaint wl.atover
ami itcalre tho beat medical ail vlr.n yon
run i..,ssii.iv recetvo, write tno doctor
freely. Vou Wilt receive n prompt re
ply, without ext. AilrirPHi
On. .1 c AYl it, bowel!, Maaa,
MONEY TO LOAN
On farmirg lands. Kaay paymonta.
commlaaions charged, norrower paya
tual coat of perfecting loan. Intereat 7
cent, up, according to aocurity.
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