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By and by liioccnclo was 18. Tic now
stood six feet, bootless, and was, more
over, n young fellow of magnificent
build. (It wns Iiis ancestors who used
to dance the war dance and cry "Oulch
'ka!" nut those who lived in n castle
ami umte on crested paper, that ho
had tu thank for ihls.) ills eyes were
as dark as the waters of tin' Itlo
Uraudo under tho cover ??!' n starless
night, and they looked out straight luto
those of his fellows like the eyes of an
animal that dues not know enough to
In the puchllto where he lived lie
was regarded as a marvel for bravery
and strength. Once, when there had
been inn- of those rare occurrences in
Mexico, a lire, all the town had Hoi ked
about to hol? It. thinking It. lor Iis rari
ty, better I ha li a fiesta. Then, in full
view of every one, with (he Humes
Bcorcllltlg him and the smoke blinding
lit in. luoceuelo had fetched out from
the tire an old woman in one arm. a
crippled girl In the oilier, while oil his
shoulders was a little boy. Oh, It was
a marvelous feat, and beyond doubt ho
was n youth of courage, they saltl.
Liana, for her part, was fast growing
luto womanhood and was withal fair
to look upon. To Inoeencto she was
very fair Indeed, and his wont was to
liken her to the Mowers that smiled,
rare, white and wonderful, from
among the dark leaves of the magnolia
tree. La holla magnolia, he called her.
At times she glanced with such favor
upon him that he almost thought the
beautiful dreams ho had dared to
dream were about lo be realized, and
old Crlstluo would chuckle in his
heavy, ponderous way and, slapping
hlni on the hack, say that all would yet
be well, that Liana's heart was in the
right place, after all.
Again clouds would lower and the
girl would look at liioccnclo indiffcr
ently. tier scarlet inotiili would draw
Itself down III a prim, cold manner,
and she would call him "the scnor"
and ask him in stiff, stilted tones If his
health were good these days.
IUOCCUClO was as shy of expression
as any of his forbears that ever tip
toed In silence llloug a dusky trail, and,
for the most part, he suffered these ca
pricious moods without u word. Hut
there came an occasion of a memorable
outburst of strength and righteous In
dignation which brought tilings rather
more to a climax.
It was the feast of GuadallipC, and,
as usual, both he and Liana were In
the merry city with the good padre.
And merry Indeed It was. The long,
straight street lending to the Santuarlo
formed a brilliant vista to the gaze.
Nearly every house along Its length
was lighted w ith vessels of burning oil
and with a profusion of many colored
lanterns and made gay with draperies,
green houghs and pictures of the
"Mother of the Mexicans," is a thou
sand banners proclaimed Our Lady of
The sidewalks were (Hied with a
moving throng of men and women,
their faces all set In the same direc
tion-toward an arch of lire that span
ned the street in the distance. The
arch was formed of paper lanterns
strung on wires across the street, and
the brilliancy of the lights Illuminated
and outlined like some enchanted
structure against the sky the grand old
The plaza In front of the church also
was lllled with a mass of humanity,
while Hurrouiidiug It on all sides were
tbo venders of tortillas and strange
fruit? and vegetables w ith still stranger
Indian names. The venders squatted
on squares of matting and sold their
commodities by (ho light of flaring
Although not so fashionable a throng
as that to be aeon In the Plaza de Ar
mas, the crowd about the Santuarlo
was composed of all classes. Cavaliers
In picturesque, silver laced riding dresa
mingled with men whose white cnl
aones, rolled up to their knees, showed
lean, brown, sinewy legs. There wero
grave, stately Mexicans and eager,
As the Padre Antonio and those who
wero With him passed from the front
of the cathedral across the plaza Ino
cencio saw something that caused him
to clinch his hand and made the blood
surge to his head till the gay scene
spun before his gaze in n swaying
mist. Ho saw the bold, passionate look
of a young American who was devour
ing the beauty of Liana's exquisite
face, and he caught the quick upward
glance of Liana's eyes, the blush upon
her cheek and the pout of her lips be
foro She drew more closely the folds of
her reboZO about her.
The next day Old Crlstlno sat under
Ida portico, sewing up U rent In a raw
hide chair bottom. Presently down tho
road came Inoconclo OH a horse?he
had free use of tho padre's animal
and, drawing up before the house, he
called to Crlstlno:
"Is Liana within? I would speak
When Inoconclo wns mounted for a
ride, ho scarcoly sat In the saddiotrec.
From the Cnmpooho hat that shaded
his face down to the pair of Mexican
fjpurs that tinkled their little atoel
bells against their huge live spiked
rowels on his heels you might havo
drawn a perpendicular line. It would
havo taken In Hhouldcrs, thighs anr*
Liana came around from tho other
si.! ? of the houRe, smiling and radiant.
It made her proud to sco blm there ao
fine and aplondld. Sho went up to him
with a look of greeting In her eyes and
btf an stroking tho big horso's mane.
"I've Just been out by the wood shed
feeding the cat and dog."
"X Udo lA99!^9^'
Something in Iiis tone made Liana
look at III in l will'.
"I missed you last night," slie ob
served shyly. "Why did yuu on
with your uncle to S:m IVdro Instead
of coming homo with tii" rost of usV"
"It wns the onslvr way," replied I no
conclo gravely. Hut ho attempted no
Liana caught her underllp with her
pretty whlto teeth. "Oh, and you've
been home already this morning and
nre going oft again with the padre's
horso?" she [tursued.
"When evening tails, ; shall he back,
and then I would speak with you, Lia
na. That Is what I came to say."
lie only walte?l to see that she con
tented, and thru ho was oil down tho
That evening as they walked In si
lence Liana, who had been tiwed by
her lover's strange mood ami by the
gloom of tlx- night, looked timidly up
in Ids face.
"Well." she said faintly, "what did
you want of me. InocencloV"
Tho young follow, who had been do
ing battle with himself all of tho pre
vious night, turned sharply as though
carried away by a sudden ami mighty
"By our Blessed Lady. 1 can stand
this it, longer! Will you marry nie?
A ns w or mo. yes or no."
Liana had never soon the quiet re
servo of hor hitherto devoted worship
er give place to ibis abandon of feel
ing. She shivered a little, partly from
remorse, partly from Par, partly from
vexation, ami walked on silently, look
ing down at the grass at her feet.
"You aro stripplllg me of my self re
spect." Inocenclo said hoarsely. "Can
you not soo what you are doing? Toll
me you do not care for me, Put do not
He placed his hand under her chill
and turned her face toward the light
of the sky. What ho saw there caused
a low cry to escape III in,
"Liana, you have ruined my life," he
said solemnly. Then ho sot Ids face |n
the direction of home and walked on a
The girl's conscience reproached hor.
She knew .she was no) blameless. 11?
She vent up to fiiin with n lank n) greet
Iii'j In In r ( )/( ?.
did not seem to hear her call his name,
so she drew near to him and laid her
hand pleadingly on his arm as one
might who has done wrong and Is
"I can't say Just now. Life is so
strange and confused, Inoccuclo. But if
- If you'll wait"?
She began to cry softly, her bead
against his arm. lie had never seen
her in tears since she was a child, and
he was helpless for words. He stroked
her hair instead.
By ami by he said. "I love you so
much, little one, that I must have you;
"How much do you love me?" She
was smiling now through her wet
"As the fallow deer loves the forest;
as the traveler the pomegranate and
orange tree; as the slill night the Sung
of yonder COIlZOIltlc so 1 lov e you."
Ami all the way homo Liana was as
sweet as tin.' last dip of cane juice from
the boiling batteries along the river
bottoms of tho Ameca valley. From
that day on she stood rather more in
awe of her big lover.
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Snn Pedro Is the little summer town
of the elite of Guadalajara. Outside
of the fashionable quarter lived Juan
Oajaca, Inoccnclo's uncle, lie was a
BCtllptor by trade ami modeled those
wonderful and delicate little figures in
clay which may lie soon from the City
of Mexico to HI Paso pad San Antonio.
Often as children his nephew and Lia
na had gone in to see him work and
watched him by the hour. On a bit of
clay no larger than he could well hold
In hlfl hand the modeler would fall to
work, ami. lo, there started to life tho
toreador in his most spirited, graceful
Attitude, springing before the bull; or
the aguador, with his water jars; the
lenndor, with his fagots; the enrga
dor. witli his great pack upon his
I Khoulder?every type of the varied
trades and occupations of the country.
Marvelous was the plastic art which
It was in bis humble atelier one day
that Liana met a dear old friend of the
padre. She wns an American lady
who, with her son, who was a civil en
gineer, at that time working on tho
lino of road which they wore endeavor
ing to survey bed ween Guadalajara
and the Pacific const. The padre had
brought her to Juan Oajaca for n sit
ting. Juan was known to model like
nesses admirably and could actually
produce a miniature bust with corn
n.endablo verisimilitude In features
and in expression.
Kindly, distinguished looking Mrs.
Morris wns pleasing the sculptor very
much by examining and expressing
her appreciation of his work, when
suddenly she threw her head n little to
one side nml listened.
"Whnt a sweet, puro voice!" sho ex
"Yes," said the padre; "that Is Liana,
my capricious protegee. Ami sho Is as
beautiful ns her voice In sweet-a slen
der crescent of human moonlight. But
you Shall see." Then he called her.
In order to get to Juan's house you
paHsed through a gatewny In an ndobo
wall and entered a Inrge, unpnved In
closure. llore orango trees grew, and
climbing roses rioted over the house
and rough wall with an exqulslto plc
I turesqueness. Liana was out plucking
I some of the flowers wbleb Juan's aeno
I rdA was going; to jumft to old OrlaUno,
tin- day belli? Iiis feie day.
She answered the padre's call, her
arms full of the roses bIic bad bcou
gathering?perfect buds of pure gold?
with airs and graces quite her own.
Mis. Morris was Immediately captivat
ed, as the padre had Known she would
he; ami when Liana left the room sho
turned to him, saying:
"Something must bo done for that
girl. Her voice, at least, must he culti
The school of music in Guadalajara
was a new Interpretation of life to the
padre's protegee. As one caught abed
by the first sunrise at sea, her spirit
leaped into fresh garments :iutl looked
out upon a wider heaven aim earth
than ever it had seen before.
"it ees so vor' tunable, so ravlssant!"
she exclaimed to Mrs. Morris In com
ment on the-school.
Uut in proportion to the ravishment
of the new vistas, the old narrower,
simpler mode of life gradually began
to chafe and fret. Nearly all her life
the love of the padre, of her grandfa
ther and Inoccnclo had sufficed to fill up
ami satisfy Liana's heart. Now it was
no longer so. A vision floated before
her. It was no bourgeois vision of hap
piness; not some <a<a grande. with
Stately, arched entrance and spacious
court within, like that to which she
went so often with the dear A met h au
senorn; it was not clothes such as the
line ladies seated In family coaches In
the l'laza de Armas wore. Of such
Stuff was not the dream that Honied
before the gitl. It was something
vague ami Indefinite, ami the rich
warmth of an unsurrendercd nature,
longing for outlet surged up continu
ally in her heart, like a restless tide
against the sea wall.
One afternoon, being especially rest
less, slu- went into (he little village
Church, and there upon the clay floor
before Our Lady's shrine she offered a
StrtlUgC prayer. She prayed that some
thing might happen?something. Any
thing, indeed, to give things a turn.
After supper that evening she
brought the water from the spring as
usual, it was (Jrlsttuo's custom to
place tho great llnaju close by the open
chimney, where through tho chill night
the water would grow cool lu the draft.
Hut tonight lie did not come to help
her. He just sat there by the w indow,
his gray head In Ids hands. Liana call
ed to him. Still he did not lift his head.
Nor would he evermore lift It again.
lie was dead.
Something had happened - yes, some
thing. Indeed. Liana, dumb in the sight
of her prayer's answer, sank to her
knees under a burden of guilt she nev
er had known before.
"So mother's going to bring home
some hybrid, black little creature to he
turned out educated and an ornament
to society! What in heaven's name
will she do iiex t V"
Do Wit to Morris threw down the let
ter he had been reading and lounged In
his chair lie Witte always lounged.
The hnbit sprang from a large minded
desire to counteract stiffness and prim
ness in others. Votl would misjudge
him If you deemed it due to laziness,
lie was the younger sou of a prosper
ous Wall street broker, and since leav
ing college three years before he had
been able to Und no calling nicely mut
ed to his particular line of ability.
Therefore he hud settled down, it ap
peared, to a life of gifted irresponsibil
it wns a February evening in New
York, ami in cheerful contrast to the
raw cold of the outside air was the
warmth <>f the Morris' heavily cur
tained library on I il'ty-seventh street.
Mr. Morris, Sr., who had Just come in,
Stood on tho rug in front of the open
fire, straightening himself with appre
ciative satisfaction as the sense of
comfort penetrated him.
"Certainly Eliza has taken a great
deal upon her," he admitted In re
sponse to his son's remark. "The girl's
education lu Hngllsh alone will be no
Blight task." lie ran his lingers
through bis gray beard once or twice.
"As to her training in domestic and
social felicities?ah, well, Eliza always
would have her way!"
He sighed n little, but somehow as
he picked up the evening paper and
Settled in his armchair he didn't look
particularly unhappy about that
"For my part," said De Witte, with a
yawn, "1 don't know why the douce
mother didn't lot the girl stay in that
fair Land of Mamma she writes so
glowingly about. Or," lie added wick
edly, "she might have handed her over
to Robert." Roberl was the civil en
gineer ami the elder son.
When at Inst, however, tho young
man of elegant lasslttitle was confront
ed by Liana Miguel's presence he
found himself reaily to change his
mind eoncernlng the hybrid, bin0'; lit
tle creature and to admit that perhaps
after all his mot hoi' had Introduced a
lively and Interesting clement Into tin
monotony of their home circle. The
night of their arrival, Indeed, he signi
fied the measure of Ids welcome i>y re
maining lu the house ami foregoing the
French ball. Actually!
Liana presently began to lit In admi
rably with Venetian water colors, teak
wood tables and French bound books.
On the whole, there inav have been
Eliza alxeaya would have her way!"
some foundation for old Crlstlno's hing
of relationship with the conqulstn
dores; certainly here and there nmong
her ancestors must have flushed the
i.word and waved the plumes of a
Spanish cavalier I By virtue of her re
marka.bly^ flpe Intuitions ahe_ learned
early (lint to tlu as ethers ilo Is tho
golden rule <>t socloly. Thereby she
mnnnged to save herself amazingly
from glaring blunders. Occasions
whh h wen- quite new to her she ob
served with outward passivity. Her
gravity was ascribed to her lack of tin
eut Eugllsb. Ii was in reality tho
spccchlcssncss that goes aloug with a
Hood of new Impressions at a critical
moment <>r growth.
To bo qulto honest, she sometimes al
lowed herself to be surprised. Such
things, for example, as the kaleido
scopic Shop windows, polite social lies
and some of the very decollete gowns
she saw did at lirst call forth astonish
ment. Hut every day she learned.
She .seldom spoko of the old .Mexican
life. She did i">t seem to w ish to spcaU
of it. in the beginning there were tho
fortnightly letters to luoceucloand the
padre. "Hear padre," she wrote, "he
cause that you gave me Into the hands
of tho sweet American scuorn can l
ever say enough nves for you 7" And to
luoceuclo she wrote: "Tin- scnor Do
Witte does nothing with his hands, und
they are white, like a padre's, l like a
mail who is strong and has hrown
hands, like yours, luoceuclo. But tell
By and by the letters became more
Infrequent Tho friends who loved her
ho did not quite understand and felt
hurt. Time moves so slowly and peace
fully in that faroff Mexican land that
one does not realize the breakneck
speed it has in a vast metropolitan
It was Liana's third spring ill Now
York. She was now nearly 10 and WHS
considered BUlllclciltly skilled 111 the
amenities of civilization to bo Intro
duced to society early the following
Anna Abbott, dobutnnto of the previ
ous year, had teased Mrs. Morris Into
allowing her protegee to spend the
summer with her at the Abbotts' coun
try place in Tw yelVort hy-t he Sea. "It
promises to be a Jolly season, and, you
know, it will give Liana a nice little
foretaste," she had argued sagely. So,
accompanied by Anna s maid, they set
oil' for TwyotTort, whence tin; family
had gone some weeks In advance.
They hud something like two horns
to travel and a compartment qulto to
themselves. The maid put her feet up
comfortably and dozed at intervals.
Anna was in high spirits. At lust she
had dear Liana quite to herself. Liana
took her so thoroughly In einliest.
Which her other friends did not; she
sympathized so fully ami. above all, so
quietly, in-king just the fun of her
that was essential to prevent her
brooding. Then she had the most orig
inal ideas about everything from the
arrangement of a ribbon upward. Yes,
decidedly, she was a dear I
"The Mnltlauds have been in Twyef
fort for the last fortnight," Anna be
gan tentatively. She held out a box of |
"I have been thinking It," said Liana
In her prettily deliberate English.
"Why, yon witch'.' And how7"
Liana shrugged her shoulders slight
ly and reached for another chocolate
"Why and how'.-"
"Well, then, you have been BO?walk
ing in tho air!" she glanced at her
companion merrily from beneath her
"Tease! Anyhow you're going to lind
Margaret quite your st; lo of girl. You
will like Charles, too for my sake at
"Of course," replied Liana demurely
as a nun. The Mnitlands had been
spending their summers at TwyotYort
for several years and were neighbors
to the Abbotts. My her own account
Anna wns deeply in love with Charles,
the only son.
"Oh, look here," exclaimed Anna, sit
ting bolt upright with an energy that
split the ell.lutes and nearly woke
the maid. "The greatest inn in the
World would he to have you lose your
heart io that wonderful personage they
ha ve tip t here!"
"No doubt." Ll'.nn hnncd hack
against the cushioned sent and laugh
ed softly for a whole minute. "Hut
what wonderful personage, gooslo?"
"(>h, a painter or something. He's
? p with Charles lor a month or so.
They were chums In Paris, 1 believe.
Hill, on the whole, I guess Voll WOll't
like him. This is w hat Margaret says
In a letter I got yesterday." Anna
hunted in her pocket mid pulled out an
envelope. "I kept H on purpose to
read to you," she explained. Then she
found the place she wanted.
"M. Poyi'lic is a man of surprising
beauty, and he has the face of nil :in
gel, but he's impossible He I'CIUCm
hers my existence every now und then
and COincs lip to me with his gleaming
eyes. lie has eyes that lllflko you
think a declaration tit the very least Is
coming. Instead of (hat (his Is what
one gels: Have you bathed (his morn
ing, mademoiselle? I did not sec you
In the water.' Not very consoling
when you happened to be In the wilier
under his nose nil (he lime. The lirst
thing you vent m e to s;iy tlllll is mil
monosyllable off goes h is at tout Ion
goodness knows where. You call see
his eyes roving In es cry direction but
The girls I lokod out of the car win
dow and laughed. Tin y were merry
Twyeffoi'l was n pretty place, uniting
the advantages of seaside ami country.
The Abbotts' home was bull) fin ing
the sen. with Its gulden sloping in
three wide terraces toward the hoflcll,
BflCk of the house and behind the
winding white road that led lo (he '.it
tie station there were green und shady
walks. Charles and Margaret Mlllt
nud had driven to meet Anna and her
Secretly Liana was disappointed In
the nine days' wonder she had heard
so much about. Hut she liked Marga
ret the moment she saw bor. She de
cided there was n soul behind her
dark, purple eyes and perhaps a trlllo
of sadness mingled with the sweetness
of the unworldly mouth, as of one who
I.lana went about for tho first few
days admiringly. Tho bowlder down
on the beach was such a tnlghty one!
That shadowy nook, further down,
formed by tho rocky overhang, was
such a Hue place to read In of a warm
dayl That spot in the woods where
iho overbranchlng was so heavy, lcav
I lng no more sky at your bend than at
' your foot, was Just like a tiny chapel!
But the Alacoverj Ah*t Ju*}iigh,t her
most Joy, touched, it may bo, with a
shade of pain, was a Hue <?ht magnolia
The second ovoulng after their ar
rival Charles fetched his artist friend
over t<> call, lie was, indued, as Mar?
garvl had described him, a man with a
fare oi surprising beauty, a clean < nt,
even profile, a clear, open air complex
Ion, frank, Innocent eyes ami waving
hair of tin- palest Saxon yellow.
Charles hnd met him In tlx* Bohemia
of Paris, being fond of (ho same effects
in literature which his Gallic frleud se
cured witli an indolent ami facile
brush. As a matter of fact, Peyrac
I ' ? ....
Vi yrac m<? douvi to talk by 1.hum's side.
knew Purls from (he towri-s of Notre
Dnme to tin- debouchment of the sew
"What do you suppose we have been
doing today:" asked Charles as they
all sat on the old fashioned porch in
"Playing tennis? Smoking cigarettes?
Gutting into a tangle of tall;'.'" suggest
ed Anna accommodatingly.
"Not at all." replied Charles scorn
fully. "We have been Improvising a
stitdlo in a building outside the house,
Yvpcrc our friend here can work con
tA unity except when he's doing one
of UlOSC few thin--, von just mention
*'l brought my canvases and COloi'd
with me," M. Peyrac explained Ills
VOlco was electric and deep, with a
touch of Gallic accent so slight an to
require a fastidious ear to notice that
it was an accent at all.
Presently .Nona discovered that she
wanted in show Charles how high tin
vine had glow it that he helped he;
plant lust sen sun, The vine was on the
other Olid of the W ide pol'4'll, of course.
Peyrac, getting up from the steps
when- lie had boon sitting, pulled a
low chair forward and sat down lo
talk by Liana's side. He said nothing
much, ho; he put viviu Hy into every
thing in- utte r. .1. i neonseiously tin
girl contrasted him with Du Witte
OVel' there seems to
? wets of itttraetiou,"
d tit lllSl. And then
"The little v In?'
he largo in its p
he hummed :
t, .un.l la: canard* xont ilctix t
O'csl i|u'IU em ?? |>ailcr uiilru eiix.
"Mut that i- ii..i always true, mon
sieur," ItlUghe?! Liana, liekled at the
ahsurdlly of the wortl.s. "We, for in
stance, can have nothing particular to
(to hi; continued.] i
? Kov. Ktnanuel A. Wlngard, D. I).,
pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran church,
died on the 2oth inst. at his home In
Columbia. IIo was called the poet
priest, being second probably in that re
gard to Father Ryan, lie was the au
thor of many beautiful poems and was
a strong preacher. Ho was a native of
L".xington County and was ol years
?The property of tho South Carolina
steamboat company has been sold to
Mark Moses, of Georgetown, who will
(niton a line of steamers from Charles
ton to Wilmington.
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ing so bad for a
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ing. It tears the
of the throat and
lungs, and the
made attract the
germs of con
your cough by
using the ..mily
remedy that har,
coughs and colds
every kind for
sixty years. You
afford to be with
loosens the grasp of your
14 cough. The congestion
[I of the throat and lungs is
rewioved: ali inflamma
tion is subdued; and the
cough drops away.
Three sizes: the one
dollar size is the cheap
est to keep on hand;
the 50c. size for coughs
you have had for some
time; the 25c. size for
an ordinary cold.
?'For 16 years i had n very had
cough, The doctors and everylxaly
else thought i ha?l a trim case of
consumption. Thonl tried Ayer's
Cherry I'eetoral mid it only tooit u
liotllo anil B In.If lo ? uro inc."
v. Marion Millks.
Oct. 28, Caiiulon, N.Y.
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better to use the Royal, whose
work is always certain, never
Then: arc many imitation I? iking
powders, made from alum. They
may cost less per pound, hut
r, thwir use; is at the co>'. ol health*
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THIS SESSION 11101.1) AT CHKSTKlt.
Bishop Hargrove Was iho Proaldlni;
Ollluer?Bishops Duncan mid 1?'ii/.
y.i rn.lt! Were A Iho In Attendance.
Tlu; South Carolina Conferer.co of the
Methodist Episcopal Church, South,
held its annual BOFSlon last week at
Chester, Bishop Hargrove presiding!
\\-:\ E. O. Watson, pastor of Bethel
church, Charleston, was elected secre
tary. Mr. Watson Is very popular in the
Conference and had held thid position
tot a n uro bor of yearn, as also hin as
slstant, K ,v. W. L. Wait.
Kov. s. H. Zimmerman, tho popular
pastor of Main Street Church, in Co
lumbla, was electee, dtatlstical sccro
tary. with tho following assistants: M.
?. Kelly, A. .1. Cauthoo, Jr., C. E.
Stokes and W. C. Kirkland.
This completed the organisation and
the Conference began its work. A re
solution was (tiered l>y Uev. J. ThOB.
Pate, asking the Bishop to appoint tho
presiding elders a committee to nomi
nate delegates to the Bcumonloa) Con
fort reo to he held in Now Orleans.
The Conference had the pleasure of
two stirring addressed at tho very
opening. Kov. W. K. Lamhuth, .secre
tary of tho general hoard of missions,
made a masterly address in the in
terest of missions. He. brought words
of encouragement from tho foreign
ilohl and pleaded for more enthusiasm.
Dr. .las. Atkins, editor of tho Sun
day-school litoraturo, und a great
favorite with the South Carolina Con
ference, brought some startling Sun
day-school statistics for South Caro
lina Methodists. He. said that to tho |
shatno of South Carolina there are
only about 11,000 copies of tho Sunuay
school Visitor taken in this Conference.
Tno following ministers wero an
nounced as on tho superannuated list:
John AHaway, T. Auld, M. L. Hanks.
.1. M.Carlisle, W. A. Clarke. A. M.
Ohrietzborg, O. A. Darby, I). D. lUnt
/.ler, IX. L. Dufflo, L. M. Ilamer, T. O.
Horhert, A. \V. Jackson, W. W. Jonos,
P. P. Klstler, 1C. Loyal, .1. J . Neville,
I. J. Nowhorry, J. A. 1'ortcr, T. P.
Phillips, J. L. Silly, J. P. Smith, A. W.
Walker, U. K. Wiggins, .1. A. Wood, J.
J. Workman. W. H. Klrton, N. O. Hal
longer, N. K. Melton, E. H. LOyleSB
and T. E, Wannamakcr.
W. W. Williams, A. K. Stafford and
J, E. Carlisle wero recommended to
tho Conforonco for tho superannuated
relation. One by ono these old heroes
aro sot asldo to rest preparatory to
llfo'd close. Tho superannuaries we.ro
called and their characters passe 1.
At tho close of tho call of the presid
ing eldors a very pleasant incident oc
curred. Dr. J. A. Clifton roao to pro
sent a fountain pen in the name of tho
Sumtor district preachers to tholr
much loved retiring older, T. J Clyde, i
I At 4 o'clock Kev. .1. O. Willdon
preached an earnest sermon to a largo
congregation. Dr. Wlllson haa boon
odltor of the Southern Christian Advo
cate for eight years and still holds that
position, giving entire satisfaction.
Kev. .1. W. Daniel, of Abbeville,
preached at 7..10.
3KC0ND DAY'S PKOOBEDINQS,
Tho second day's session of the South
Carolina Conference vas a quiet ono,
filled with work. That great and Im
portant question. " Aro tho Preachers
Blameless In Lifo and Character?"
was resumed this morning, and about
eighty names were called and disposed
of. When 0. U. Clydo was callcl hla
prosk'lng elder called for a committee
of trial on tho chargo of immorality.
This was looked for by tho Conference
sinco his presiding older had taken tho
case In hand during the year and had
suspended him awaiting this trial at
annual Conforenco. Hishop Hargrove
appointed the following committee : S.
A. Weber, chairman ; E. P. Taylor, K.
E. StaokhOUSe, O. L. Durant, J. T. Pate
.A.Clifton, I'. 1*'. KtlgO, J. G. Hack ,
with, P. L L'irton and J. E. Hoard.
Hidhoo Hargrove announced two
transfers, viz: B. D.Lucas, from tho
China Mission Conforenco, and B. (i.
Cuobs, from tho Toxas Conference.
Tho report from tho Kpworth Or
pbanago threatened a storm, hut it did
not materialize. Tho light was over
tho appointment of Kev. T. C. O'Dell
as assistant superintendent. Tho Con
ference decided In tho tlMrmatlvo.
To day being Thanksgiving tho Con
foronco session eiosod for sorvicos con
ducted by Dr. James Atkins, the ef
ficient and popular editor of tho Hun
day-school Magazine. His sormon was
a masterpiece. Dr. Atkins is one of
tho strongest divines of the whole
"Christian Kduoatlon" was tho
theme of J. D. Hammond, secretary of
education, at the Methodist Church
This evening there was a missionary
rally addressed by L)r. \Y. It. Lambuth,
one of the missionary secretaries.
THIRD DAY'S PROCEEDINGS.
Tiie committee appointed to try C.
Ilovey Clyde made the following re
port : First. we find the soeeitieations
sustained only so far as related to im
proper conduct, and second, that part
of the specifications sustained does not
justify the charge of Immorality. This
was signed by all the committee, when
the case was recommitted to the com
mittee to sot the verdict. This boing
done tho verdict was that be be sus
pended until May 21, 1001.
Business was the watchword of the
Conference today. Bishop Hargrove
seemed the least bit impatient over
tho tardiness of affairs. He Iihs tho
reputation of being expert in the dis
patch of Conference work.
Two transfers were announced by
Hlabop Hargrovj, viz, H v. H. 1.
Stephens from the Baltimore Confer
ence and Rev. Thomas F. Gibson, from
tho Western North Carolina Confer
ence. These ministers come highly
recommended and will he an addition
to the ministry of our Stato.
Dr. W. F. Tillet, dean of Vanderbllt
University, wan Introduced and made
a very strong plea in behalf of the
Biblloal department of the University.
Dr. Tillet is one of the Strongest South
A little Bensatlon was caused when
Rev. .1. S. Beasley, of the publishing
committee of the Southern Christian
Advocate, announced that the contract
with tho State l'ublishlng Company
for the publication of the Advocate had
bocn cancelled, and that its publication
had been let to Ii. Lewis Berry i. Co.,
of Orangeburg, for the next four years.
The State Publishing Company has
tilled but two of their four years.
Under the call, " who are admitted
on trial," the following young men
wero called, their character ami use
fulness carefully looked into, and they
wero accepted on trial : W. C. Smith,
.). It Turnlpaeod, L. I'. McGoo and J.
The following were elected to dea
cons' orders by vote o' tho Conference :
J. IJ. Craves, K. W. Humphreys, D\ /.
.lames, J. C. Strickland and A. F.
The committee on Conference rela
tions In their report refused the super
numerary relation to A. W. Attaway.
and granted the same lo It, C. Boul
ware and S. A. Weber.
I The graduates for this year are : l>.
W. Keller, W. C. Kirkland. .1. C.
I ttoper, W. H. Thrower, C. H. Burns
and F. H. Hhuler. They wero voted to
elders' orders and will bo ordained.
A. S. Lesley, who was of this class,
failed to appear before the committee
and by request ho was continued in
tho class of the fourth year. Class of
tho third year, as follows : S. 11. Booth,
w. A. Palrey, M- Lawson, D. A
Patrick, .1 W. Speake. 11. K. Turnip*
seed. J. M. Rogers, R. Sojournor,
stood an approved examination, their
characters were passed and they were
advanced to tho class of the fourth
Tho following young men who were
on trial for this year passed their ex
amination and were passed into the
class of the second year: Hi. Single
ton, J.T. Mel'arlan, ?. F. Scogglnn, B.
G. Murphy. R. S. Truesdale, F. F.
Hodges, J. W Bailey.
The board ofchu'ch extension hold
Its annual meeting this evening.
Bishop Duncan addressed tho body.
FOURTH day's PROCEEDINGS,
Rev. J. O. Willson conducted the de
votional exorcises. Rev. R H. Hag
nail, as Is his annual custom, went out
of the usual lines In making bis report,
and produced great amusement by a
poetic address, which was directed to
tho Bishop, embodying tho hopes of
Mr. Dagnall's itinerant heart. The
Bishop frequently requests tho breth
ren to speak louder. In a voieo which
would have tilled an auditorium several
times larger than this bo asked : "Ho
you hear me, Bishop? I wish yon to
know that I can fill a larf<o ohuroh."
Ills romarks wero punctuated by out
bursts of laughter, making ono of tho
most pleasant Incidents of tho sosslon.
Rev. J. R. Noland having accoptod a
position In tho Alken graded school,
asked that bo bo located. Ills char
Kvory cotton planter should
write for our valuable ill ust rated
pamphlet, "Cotton Culture."
It is sent free.
S. S..I luitliu an.I address !?>
c;i:kmaN kam \v<>kks ,( n,-..?, s?.. n. y.
actor w Hs passed und bis request was
The Bishop completed the call of the
pastoral charges and requested the
class of the second your whoso mom burs
had been elected to membership In
tho Conference, to take position before
tho ohanee). Ho then askod the ques
tions required by the Discipline, and
expounded tho specific duties of a
preacher ami pastor. Too q lestions
being satisfactorily answorcu, the en
tire clas.-, was unanimously elected.
Kav. G. H Waddoll, of the ICpworlh
Orphanage, requested that smco th&
I'hankegtvlng collection, In all or near
ly all of the churches was lest through
the absence of tlie preachers, Sunday
before Christmas be ohservod us Or
phanage day. and that collections bo
taken for a Christmas ctl'urlng to the
It iv. J. M. 1'lkc, formerly in charge
of the Ol Ivor Gospel Mission, of Colum
bia, and editor of The Way of Faith,
who was appointed lo Spring Street
Church, Charleston, after tho death of
Dr. .*->. I\ II. k.well, applied for re
admission to thuConference. Toe. com
mittee, on admission reported adversely.
Altera statement by Mr. Pike and dis
cussion by several members of the Con
ference a vote was taken, the Confer
ence refusing to grant trie application,
hut permission waa gran tod to the pre
tduing elder to give him work in ease
ho Is needed.
The afternoon session was taken up
in hearing reports. Hishop Duncan
was in the chair. Bishop Hargrove
bad called the presiding elders for a
The committee on education in their
report asked that tho resolution of a
former Conference allowing one bene
Hoiary from each presiding cider's dis
trict bo rObCindod, and that the sons of
ministers be allowed to enter WotTord
free of tuition should they enter the
Conference US ministers, the Con
ference being guarded by each boneli
clary signing a note for too tuition and
oeing required to pay it should be not
engage in the ministry.
'1 lie report of the joint board of
finance was a revelation to the Con
ference, since tno amount contributed
lo nearly every benevolence was short
of thai contributed lust year.
The report of the hoard of missions
was read and, among other things, ad -
vised the appointment of Kjv. T. C.
Llgon to tiie O.iver Mission in Colum
bia. Bishop Duncrn ruled that the
Conference hud no jurisdiction over
this wont, and thoroloro ho could not
entertain such advice, ilo road the
laws governing tho appointing powers
of a Bishop, and ruled that no Bishop
COUlu appoint a man to tho O.iver
Mission ind editorship of Tne Way of
Kev. T. C. O'Djll, of Bamberg,
moved iho striking out ol the phfaso,
"except incases ol necessity," in re
ference to ministers riding on the rail
roads. Tills threatened a BtOI'm of
argument, but a motion to luy on tho
lablo was its death.
Charleston and Columbia were placed
in nomination for the next session of
the Conference, earnest Invitations
naving been extended from both places,
but Columbia was selected and the vote
.vas made unanimous. Columbia had
sent its fourtn invitation.
? A graveyard in Dekali) Coun.y,
Missouri, bar- a headstone with tho 1 >l
lowing Inscription, dedicated to 'ho
sorrowing widower: "With grief ice
my loving mate is took from me though
look by one who ban a rlgnt, to call mo
! when he sees lit.1' On a tombstone at
Wayland, Mass., may be seen this
I doubtful statement "Here lies the
bod) Ol Dr. II ay ward, a man who never
voted. Of such Is tho kingdom of
? <\ peculiar incident was wltnOBSOd
in the Bothany Presbyterian church,
of Trenton, N. Y. The sermon had a
I soporific efl'oot upon Harry Tidd, a
voting druggist, ami he fell asleep.
While otill In slumber he arose, remcv
od his coat, vest and collar and was
I about to further disrobe when tho wo
nvm In his vicinity screamed. An
usher aroused nlm and led him out of
I the church.
? In many of the census returns from
tho rural districts of the South a largo
number of children lo years of age arc
reoordod as farm laborers, and under
the proper headings it is. stated that
they are BO employed eight months
and attend school two montos In each
year. The South( rn housewives appear
In the occupation column as "does
hoUSOWOrk" and "minds baby."
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
OtJIt G HEAT KB T HPM IA LIST,
Kor 'JO'yearn Dr J. Newton Hathaway
ban An successfully treated ohronio diseas
es that he ih ncknowle Igod today to ntadn
at (he head of hin profession in this line.
Hi9 oxolusivo mothod of treatment for
VartCOCOlO and Btricturo, without the aid
of kmfc or cautery cures In 00 por cent, el
all cases. In the treatment of the loss of
Vital Forces. Nervous Disorders, Kidney
an.l Urinary Complaints, Paralysis, Blood
Poisoning, lthonmatifuri, Catarrh, and dli
oases peculiar to ?omon, he is e<)ually
successful. Dr. Hathaway a practice 1? .
more than double that of anv otnor eiioo-/
iaiist. Cases pronounced helrl*ss by other
physicians readily yiold to hid treatment?
\VrHo him today fully about your case?^
Ho makes no ohargo for consultation or^
advice, either at his othce or by mail.
J. Nowton Hathaway. M. 1)., '11% Houth
Ilroad etreet, Atlanta, <Ja;