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vol. xvi. laurens s. c. wednesday, DECEMBER 26, 1000. NO. IS.
AT THE FAHM.
THE unmistakable man made signs of Christinas were left behind when
1 plunged into the dreary waste of snow beyond the borders of the
town for the annual pilgrimage to uncle's farm. Only the snow, hid
ing bush and fence, the white mantled trees and the cold gave u sug
gestion that somewhere beneath the chilling rural surface of tilings there were
Joyous groups preparing holiday revels. Winter was too keen, too freezing, not
to have a brighter side than that which lay out of doors.
As I passed the big barn the sounds of youug voices behind the huge doors
told me that Cousins Frank and Jim were inside, perhaps mending harness or
tools or caring for the live stock. The little door, framed In the huge ones,
opened to my hand, and Jim and Frank, one ho.ding open a grain bag and the
other emptying a bushol Into Its mealy, gaping mouth, smiled a welcome.
Without looking up, Uncle David "struck off" another heaped up measure of
grain and marked It down on the score. "I thought it was about time," said
he, and I then knew that my social status at the farm had not changed since
the last visit.
The horses In their stalls stopped nosing the hay and pricked up their ears
for a minute, tho cattle held their cuds lazily and stared; then the atmosphere
resumed Its throbbing stillness
until the load of bags had been
tied and sot in rows. Only this
and nothing more by way of
ceremony in receiving a Christ
mas guest. Later came Inqui
ries aftor "the folks" and the
newest doings In town.
While uncle cast a satisfied
glance at the bursting haymows,
the sleek horses and cattle and
tho rows of bags Jim and Frank
challenged me to guesses at the
remaining contents of the bins.
"You will all have another
guess," chimed In my uncle,
"and now let's go and see what's
going on in the kitchen." I no
ticed for the first time that his
linen was very fresh for ft farm
er at work and that the boys
each had on a brand new suit from wool raised on tho farm. These trifles
were the only evidence of a holiday, for not a word of Christmas had been
spoken. We entered tho strung out, rambling line of buildings constituting
the farmhouse, through a wood shed, Into the washroom, then past a storeroom
having a faint suggestion of holding supplies that were toothsome Next came
a summer kitchen with a positive odor of newly peeled apples, doughnuts and
spiced mlncn meat. Uncle led the way out upon the porch to avoid tho crowd
ed main kitchen, through tho open door of which came hot and heavily laden
air from ample ovens and steaming kettles and pans.
Cousin Martha, the unplucked flower of a group of seven girls, rushed for
ward to give the first effusive greeting, and Cousin llattle, with Cousin Mar
vin's wife, Jennie, followed suit
In make believe girllshness.
Aunt Harriet, looking generous
enough to wish that all creation
might sit down to the feast,
whose stages of preparation
were shown by stains and flour
patchos extending from her eye?
to tho hem of her apron, said in
kindly reproval, "You're here,
but alone, as usual."
From tho porch we went in
to the family sitting room, and
uncle seemed to cut loose from
his following as he sat down be
side Cousin Tlldy, whose fresh
widow's weeds lent a somber
key to the? occasion. Jim and
Frank gave a Kind In choking
silence to their mourning sister,
and I wanted to, but had to answer for the city aunt and cousins. Two father
less little ones rushe I In with six other sets of happy grandchildren, and som
berness fled from the farmhouse, for the rest of that day at least.
Cousin Marlon started In to check her brood, but her childless sister Kath
erlno said: "Let the young ones go it. Time enough to be sober when they get
old." Then uncle got down on the floor and turned himself Into a horse play
ing granddnddy until the racket made the old house shake.
My cousins stole out and hurried nervously to the carriage house, on the
side of tho farm, opposite the big barn. There was life and bustle there, for
sleighhells gave lit fill melodies as they were taken off and hung up; horses
stamped and were told, with sounding slaps, to "Get over!" Cousin Marvin
was acting the host to the brothers-in-law from the hill farms. He lived on a
section of land set off from the homestead and was uncle's right hand man.
There was a word or two of ro
gret from the older ones for the
lamented Samuel, who had been
there last Christmas; then the
group marched single file be
hind the stalwart Marvin over
the narrow snow path to the
Floating up from the front
yard came a babel of voices,
and Ralph, the oldest grandson,
a fat, hearty lad, shouted to us
boys, "Come and see our Christ
mas!" As we rounded the cor
ner of the house the same tones
cried out, "Heady, aim, lire!"
and a dozen balls whisked past
our heads from a snow fort
manned by a troop of boys and
girls in mufflers and mittens.
After this reception the garrison
scattered and began placing great rolls upon the parapet to build it higher.
A suow man as big as a giant and a rabbit the size of a Saint nernard wero
patched up with a nose and an enr, and we were asked to review the sights
of the frosty Christmas museum.
The call to dinner led to a real charge through every door of the mansion,
and when we got a glimpse of the dining room, as the women seated the little
ones, It presented a Jumble of happy, red faces and heaps of cooked things In
brown, white, pink and yellow.
All Christmas dinners are alike In one thing?under any and all circum
stances the guestH are ravenously hungry and boisterously happy, and neither
old nor youug can observe the rule of not talking with the mouth full; other
wise the feast would be silent, and with 85 mouths enjoying Aunt Hnrrlefs
bounteous spread that dinner was not at all quiet. Moreover, I didn't regret
having turned my back upon town celebrations for a Christmas at tho farm.
O. Kknnbth Gilwcb.
?Dr. J. B. O Land ru m has dellvored
an address at Grover, N. 0.. before tbe
desoendante of Frederlok Hambrlght,
one of the Revolutionary heroes of
King's Mountain. Harabrljjht was
Houtenant-oolooel In Ool. Wm.
Graham's command of North Carolin?
troops. He was twice married and bad
18 ohtldren, and there are now 000 de
scendant* In the vioinlty of King's
For Infants and Children
The Kind You Have Always ih
CIvEMSONS GREAT RECORD.
AN . wtLItlfil'OllT OF PRESIDENT.
jibe Attendance Larger Than Kvor
Before? The Splendid Work in the
New Textile l>ep?rtincnt.
The annual report of President
Hartzog, of Clemeon Collego, was the
Prst of tho annual reports to reach the
superintendent of education thij year.
Tho report is exhaustive and makes a
line showing for tbo institution. Tho
extracts given will bo of interest to
tho pooplo of South Carolina. It is
tho eleventh annual report, embracing
i.he period from July L, 18ljy to July I,
To 3 report shows that from Septem
ber, 1890. to Juno 1000. thoro were en
rolled 101 students, 105 being sopho
mores, and 141 freshmen. Hero aro
tho extracts :
"Though not proporly a part of this
report, wo should state for the Infor
mation of tho public that since Sept.
1000, 509 applicants have reported to
the president to matriculate. Sumo of
theso failed to enter tho classos that
they applied for and roturned home.
Tho actual attondanco now is 470.
This enrollment is largor than that at
any other agricultural and mechanical
college in tho Southern States, and is
exceeded by only a fow in other Statos.
l<\>r lack of room wo reluctantly re
jected 300 applicants, although repeat
ed stateuiouts wore published in tho
newspapers that all available spaco
had been engaged. A conservative es
timate shows that had wo had adequate
dormitory accommodations und other
laboratory facilities, Clemsou would
have opened with 1,000 students this
" Every county in South Carolina Is
represented at Clomson.
"A great many applications have
come from other States, but wo havo
declined toconsidor those applications,
as citizens of South Carolina aro ob
viously entitled to Mrst preference.
" This gratifying increase has come
despite tho fact that tho lower pre
paratory class was abolished last Juno.
Tho percentage of old students who
have returned Is larger than ovor bo
foro in tho history of the college.
" Tbo wonderful popularity of Clem
son College Is attributed to tho liberal
torms i ffored to students, to the demand
of tho times lor industrial trainiug, and
'<? th?1 eonspicuous success of tho grad
More follows considerable about tho
farmers' institutes held during tho
summer proving of great advantage to
the farmers of tho State.
"Second, That we ask tho authori
ties by all means to continue tho in
stitutes held from year to year at
" Tho veterinarian has frequent and
urgent calls to no to various parts of
the State to inspect outbreaks of dis
ease among horses, cattle and hogs.
When practicable, and the character
of tho disease seems to bo of a grave
nature, he is sent at tho expense of tho
college ; and from April to November
traveled 2,300 miles in tho work. Many
colis for his service have been made by
parties having animals suffering from
broken limbs, distemper, colic, and
other simple maladies. No response is
tjivon to such requests, as tho object of
the collego in tnis work is to protect
citi z ons of tho Stato against contagious
tnd infectious diseases liablo to result
in epizootic outbreaks and heavy pe
cuniary loss to tho stock owners of the
community. The veterinarian Is vested
* 1th no legal authority to condemn and
destroy or oven quarantine animals for
iny disease. So the most that ho can
do is to adv ibO persons concerned of the
best course to take in order to avoid
"it Ib h physical impossibility for
the votorlnarlan to respond to tho va
rious calls for his services and keop up
vlth his clues work and experiment
station duties. There is pressing need
for the services of an assistant veterin
"At tho meeting of the board last
February the following resolution was
" Rjsolved, That tho authorities at
Clemson Collego endorso the project of
tho proposod South Carolina exposi
tion of tho industries and resources of
(he State to bo held In Charleston in
1901. And they hereby pledge what
ever of aid and encouragement they
can to the success of the samo. Aud
that this collego will make an exhibit
at said exposition.
"In obedience to tho resolution wo
havo already begun to prepare exhibits
for this exposition. Wo have thought
it butter to put aside from timo to time
4uch products of tho regular class room
work as would be worthy of exhibition,
iO tnat tho preparation of tho exhibits
would bo instructive in their nature
ind would not interforo with the regu
lar class room work. The students,
bhoreforo, of the mechanical,textile and
?igricultural departments will preserve
from time to time specimeus of routine
work and it is hopod that tho exhibit
prepared in this way will present to
>.ho public a faithful picture of whit
's heing accomplished by our student
" Your respectful attention is called
to tho condition of oiv macadam road
from tho colloge ?o Calhoun station.
This road was bu'.t at considerable ex
pense and by thr ou8t engineering skill
obtainable. It |,; necessary to have a
heavy roller (or tbo proper mainten
ance of this road. Such a roller will
cost aboutfOOO. Through the courtesy
of tho Federal government wo bad the
use of r, good roller when the road was
bulld'og. A heavy roller is not only
estoft|ai to tho preservation of tho ma
cml-.in road, but can bo used to advan
tft'.o on all other roads and walks
a'.out the college. * * ?
" The slao of our library is not com
mensurate with the dignity and imnor
tanoe of the college. It has only 3 S00
volumes. Theso books aro well select
ed, but tho number as comparod with
Mollegcs of equal rank and opportunity
is very small. The disastrous fire of
1181)4 destroyed our library, and we had
'to start from the beginning a socond
time. It is hoped that more liberal
appropriations will be mado in the fu
lire to build up a library that will bo
adequate to tbo noods of tho students
c* " Athletics havo become almost an
Mntogra) part of modern college work.
[The body sustains, the mind guides,
[the heart impels. An education whloh
'negloots the training of the body is do
'feotlvo. Montaigne was right when he
said. ' To brace the mind we must
I strengthen the mueoloa.'
n "Unfortunately, only thorloher and
no,?tronger cc'logos giro eysteraatlo at
w))tentloa to the subjoot of athletlos.
Some are inollned to think that If tbere
a good football spirit and base
(, jj)all apirlt the college baa enough ath
^Vetloa. Football and baseball are ex
n loallent pamoB, but no more than ene
'ourth of the student* In the colleges
ka part in these exerolaea. Nor does
I tho military drill with the manual of
' arms and held movements moot all the
: requiroment* of physical exorcise,
rhe drill often changes gawky, elouehy
boys iuto er<:et men, but tho drilling is
a tort of compulsion. The mind la un
der a straiu. Tho drill does not de
velop, one by ono, all too muscles of
tho body. Military drills uro impor
tant and helpful, hut thoy cannot taku
tho place of athlotio exorcises. West
I'oint recognl/os this, and has, there
fore, established a magnilicont gymna
" I would again remind your honor
able body of tho need of a gymnasium
and a competent Instructor to conduct
" I am glad to report that a gentle
manly athletic spirit prevails at Clem
son. The various athlotio teams have
won many victories in their intercol
legiate contosts, which have served to
quicken enthusiasm, Theso teams are
(reo from debt. Students with unsatis
factory clabB records aro not allowed
to play In Intercollegiate contests.
" It Is tho unlvorsal testimony of col
lego mon that disciplino is better in
colleges where athlotio sports aro in
favor, because sue) exorcises provide
a natural outlet tor surplus animal
'To tho cusual oOecrver U would
seem that tho agricultural department
is tho easiest to organi/3 and oporato,
but as a mutter of fact it is ono of tho
most dlflioult. Tho curriculum covers
a wido field of learned subjects which
must he co-ordinated and taught with
special application to the business of
"Under present conditions it is ditli
cult to havo a compact organization in
the agricultural department. Unliko
other departments tho divisions aro
' not gathered together in ono building.
There aro soparato buildings and
equipments for tho divisious of horti
culture, veterinary ecionco and animal
husbandry. If practicable, it would
benefit this department greatly to
have all tho division In ono building.
"Tho continually increasing number
of students taking the engineering
course made it imperative for us to
remodel tho mechanical hall. A now
dynamo laboratory has boon erected,
a thirty foot addition to the foundry
has been made, and tho machines have
been so rearranged that we can now
provide for all students taking the
work. Tho effect of this rearrange
meat is to double tho capacity of the
department and to make it much more
convenient. K wo wish to koop abreast
of the remarkable developments mado
along technical lines wo must continue
to provide from timo to time such ma
chinery and models as will illustrate
the **ecent advances of science. At
many of tho large universltleu they
havo complete sets of kinematic mod
els to illustrate tho ecionce and prin
ciples of mechanism. At Cornell tho
models number 200 and cost $10,000.
While wo cannot hope to havo such a
large collection hero, we might make
a start In that direction. The. domand
for our young men graduating from
this department greatly exceeds tho
supply, and on account of the marvel
ous industrial movement throughout
tho South, it is quite likoly that even
tho largo classes now going out will
not be able to supply the demand for
somo timo to como,
"In tho division of electrical engin
eering the classes aro becoming too
largo for tho Instructor to do elllolont
work. Should there bo any further in
crease in tho size of tho classes, as
seems probablo, an additional instruc
tor will bo necessary.
"The mechanical department contin
ues to maintain tho high standard
which has characterized its work in
tho past years.
TEXT! MS DKP A RTM KNT.
"A threo story extension, 72 x T?, is
noaring completion. Tho second and
third fijors will bo used for additional
machinery, while tho first Moor will bo
uc?d for a dyo house. The present
boilor will bo insulllelent to furnish
heat for tho extension. Tho growing
popularity of this department will
necessitate an early inoroaso in tho
teaching force. Tho handsomo ging
hams, toweling, morcerizod goods, and
othor fine fabrics mado by our student*
havo attracted tho attention of many
visitors. Young men of the State have
not tho opportunity to study such
clasaosof manufacturing around thorn,
and thoy must, thoroforo, depend upon
textile instruction in order to get this
"As an illustration of tho industrial
importance of textile education wo
present tho following figures: South
Carolina's cotton crop of 800,000 hales
at 7 conts a pound Is worth $28,000,000.
In addition to tho usual instruction In
mochanlcs, mathematics, KrglhVh, ma
nipulation of cottpp machinery, de
signing, dyeAiyn the toxtllo students
aro taug.bj to doslgn and woavo vari
ous fajcy fabrics. Among others may
be mentioned twills, sateen weaves,
mercerized checka and Imitation swlvol
silks. The valuo of a South Carolina
crop of cotton 1( manufactured into
theso goods would bo as follows:
Twills at 32c per pound. $128,000,000
Hatoen weaves at 7?c per pound, HOO,000,000
Mercerir.ed checks at $1 per
pound.... . 400,000,000
Imitation swivel silks at $i per
"Startling a* theso figures may ap
pear they represent the worth of our
cotton crop whon convortod into fancy
weaves. One object of our textile de
partment is to lit Btudents for such
"Wo are now in nood of more ma
chinery for tho textile department
among other machines, ono silver tap
per, ono ribbon lappur, ono combor,
representing an oxpendituro of about
$2,600. Those machines will onablo
tho students to study classes of fne
work which we are not now able to
toaoh. Wo should also havo somo
looms for woavlng "ingrain carpots."
The present valuo of our toxtllo de
partment Is about $45,000, at a cost to
tho State of not over $29.000. A con
siderable part of this $20,000 was ox
ponded for freight supines, insurance,
"Tho toxtllo department is making
admirable progress along all linos.
"In ordor to moot the growing de
mands of the obomloal dopartment a
new building Is now in process of eroc
tlon, which we hope to have completed
on or bofore tho first of January. With
the completion of this addition our
ohemloal department will be largo
enough to meet all prosent demands.
This department Is thoroughly organ
ized and la doing the mo?t e.*oiont
work in ovory rospect.
HEALTH AND ORDEIl.
"Our health record for the session
of 1809-1000 haa not been surpassed by
any other aection of the State.
"The military department haa main
tained excellent dlaotpltne. There
have been no tumultuary disturbance.
"Olemaon eollege haa many needs,
but they are all needa that belong to
BILL ARP AND CHILDREN.
AIjLj OF TJIKitt IjOVK Ci KAN 1)1? A.
He i Mies tu Sec the Ijittla uiich at l'lay.
Tbere are a, (?real Many JLtcauiiliil
Tlilnjcti >n Life.
These little chaps larm mo?alarm
mo wi\h tholr Innoceneo, tholr happi
ness, their lovo, for I havo a forebod
ing that It canuot last. Lifo Is lull of
sorrows and they will have their share.
It is the common lot. Ono melancholy
poet says: "Man was made to mourn.
Another say6: "I would not livo al
waye," but I liko that odc better who
wrote "Too world Is very lovely. Or>,
my Cod, 1 thank Thoo that I livo."
From my window almost ovory day I
see two little girls, only four and six
years old, turning tho corner and com
ing up through tho grovo to soo
grandma and grandpa and ho potted
uud i f course, befeusled with bis
cuit and jolly and apples and
to nurso tho cat and play
with their llttlo cousin's lino Paris
doll. They always como hand in hand
and with clean faces and ribboned hair
and wo meet them at the door, for they
bring sunshine to our hearts and home.
I lovo to havo them climb into tho back
of my big chair and bother mo while 1
write, and 1 have to stop and draw
pictures for them and to hear tho llttlo
one call mo hor good old for nothing
gan'pa. Tho othor day I met them
going another way and they said they
wero going to seo their other grandma.
"Yes," said I, "you havo two grand
mas, but you havent got but ono
grandpa." Tho little ono looked up
lovingly to me and said: "Wo don't
need any more." I bought a lino
tut key for tho boys who aro coming
and tho little girl surveyed him and
said: "Uan'pa, ho Is running at tho
nose and it's bloody." It was tho oldor
ono who said tho turkey was sick, I
reckon for ho keeps vomiting.
Dean Swift was a cynic and had no
love for childron. lie said that an
author who talkjd about his own books
was as silly as a mother who was over
telling something smart about hor
children. I reckon ho would say that
grand pareuts were more silly tnan
mothers. I confess that it is a good
part of my happiness now to mingle
with and to pet the little grand
children ard that is wny I feel alarmed
for fear something will happen to them
before I die or that l will die boforo
they get old enough to lovo mo with a
lovo that will not forget, and 1 thiuk
of Tom Moore and his ga/.ello that
died. I don't know, whe.ro my spirit
will be, but it t-cems to mo now that 1
would like to have theso little ones
bring flowers to ray grave sometlmos
und talk about mo. What would tho
world bo without children, for of such
is tho kingdom oi heaven. Just
imagine for a moment tho desolation,
tho despair that would pervade tho
horae and society and trade and com
merce?not a day school In all tho
land, nor a Sunday school; not a llttlo
shoo or stocking nor a little
hat nor a doll or toy in any store; no
custoria or soothing syrup or other
infantile medicine*; no liroworks, no
Christmas nor Santa Claus: no nothing
hardily, for it is a fact that tho world
Is working for children. Tho cynics say
that marriago Is a failure Suppuso it
is in many cases. Children aro not
failures. Divorces may stiljtho love
of man and wife, but they still lovo
tho children and contend for tho
possession of them.
Good schools build up towns and com
munities and tho children make tho
schools. Country people move to town
toelucato tbem. What would become
of tho 4.??? teachers In tho Stato of
Georgia? What would tho publishers
do with all their schoolbouks and
picture books? Who would i/o to a
picnic or a monkoy show? What ex
cuse would men lolks havo for going
to tho circiu? Wouldent it be a Iodc
some, no uccount world?
Hut marriago la not a failure. It
could not bo, for it was ordained by
God. Ono or two unhappy marriages
in a community sets all tho dogs bark
ing. Divorces aro multiplying, but
only among tho very rich or tho
drunken poor. Monoy or whisky aro
thocausoof most of tnem and In nine
cases out of ton the man is to blame.
There is but ono Scriptural ground for
divorco and nine men aro guilty of
that to ono woman. Poor, long sulTor
ing women. How silently, secretly
and sadly you havo to enduro what you
know, but cannot tell, and all you can
do Is to hug your childron all the closer
to your bosom and trust in God.
1 was ruminating about children be
cause I am away off from mine and on
my way horo I passed a country school
house Just as the children wore piling
out for recess and they eai*-i liko bees
out of a hlvo. As long t\.*,ho train
stopped at that station I watched t >'<?>?<
tit their morry plays and sports in tho
pretty grovo noar by and I almost
wished that I was a boy again ho thut
I might join them. Good gracious,
how I could run and jump and climb
andshmt; how long and happy was
"Tho sun ne'er roso a wink too soon,
Nor brought too long a day,
Hut now I often win): the night
Had borne my breath away."
Tom Hood wroto that, poor follow.
I do net say it, fori lovo to livo and
havo few regrets to distress me. I am
horo In Okolona, a protty town with a
pretty name. This good old Stato, a
daughter of Georgia, is full of Indian
names of towns and counties and
rivers. Theso nameB aro all that is
loft of tho trlbos?tho Chickasaws and
Choctaws and Crocks and Hatches.
They were a proud and happy peoplo,
but had.to vanish when tho pale facos
came and covctod their lands. Colonel
Gordon, a Confederate veteran, llvr^
hero and lotcostod me groatly In tho
history of Mississippi, for h^ and his
fathor boforo him POUld say "magna
pars full" -"a good part of it I was."
Ho gave mo tho origin and moaning of
theso Indian names, such as i'ontotoc
and Tupelo and Okolona, and also of
Aberdeen, which his fathor, who was
a Scotchman, had named Dundoe, but
got mad bocauso our pooplo would call
It Dundy and so changod it to a name
they could not mispronounce. His
father was vory woalthy, owning
thousands of aores of rloh pralrlo land
'?aat ho had bought from tho Chicka
saws boforo they signed the troaty that
oodod their lands to tho United States
I said that his fathor was a native of
Scotland. Of courao ho was or he
could never havo bought those lands.
Tho Indian tribes all liked tho Scotch
men, for tboy treated them fairly and
kindly In trading and taught them tho
use of tbo cross bow and long bow. |
Those Scotchmen frequently ma?rlod
Indian maidens, the daughters of tho
chiefs, and in course of time their half
breed ohildron booamo the ohlefs. Such
was Roes and Uidge and Molntosh and
Ojcoooa. Major Colbert, another half
I breed whose Indian name* was Itta
wamba, beoarae ohief of tho Ohloka
saws. He was a groat favorlto with
Mrs. Dolly Madison, the President's
wife, for he was a splendid apeoiment
of Indian and Sootoh manhood and was
?mart and wall aduoated. Mrs. Madi
sou gave him a pair of peafowls and bo
brought them homo and from that pair
every peafowl in Mississippi has de
scended. This pair was many years
afterwards given to Colonel Gordon's
undo, Josiah Walton, and by him to
his sister, Mrs. Doggetl, and the male
bird lived to bo seventy two years old.
A pair of tho same stock has been re
cently presented to tho city of Mem
phis for their zoo. I bad no Idoa that
peafowls lived to such great age, hut 1
do know that wo havo been breeding
them for over twenty years and havo
givon away a great many and 1 never
know ouo to di j a natural death.
Hut 1 am tired, travel worn, for no
hours aro mine, they aro the railroad's
by night as well as by day and my rest
is broken up and I begin to rcali/. j that
I cantiot stand It much longer. lien
Franklin's definition of man was that
ho is "a bundle of habits" und Uie
older he growa tho stronger his habits
hold him. The verv word habits comes
from tho Latin "habeo," to hold, to
hind. BILL ARP.
Too Duughters of the Confederacy
aro wide awako In this town and aro
going to build a monument to their
heroic dead of whom about 1,200 are
buried nero. Thoy called mo uere to
help them. 1}. A.
Urv. Dr. T. Do Witt Tal mag a Ito
ealls Memories of William Cullon
Uryant, Feniinore Cooper, Wntdilnv
ton Irving an?) Daniel Webster.
At Christmastldo wo all bucomo
meditative, and aro disposed to look
back moro than to look forward. Es
pecially is this so if we sit by a coun
try fireplace, or a city grate whore the
kind of coal you burn allows the Humes
to gallop, and shako tho shadows up
and down tho wall.
in my house on Oxford street, Brook
lyn, in 187U. wo had a memorable gath
ering, the memory of which 1 still
cherish as among tho most treasured
of my Christmas icminisconcos. Many
ladles and gentlemen were present,
but the most OODSplouuUS?not because
of any proteusu on his part, but by
.-.beer force, of elevated character?was
Wi?iara Cullen Bryant. Ho did not
much liko to bo helped out of the car
riage when ho came, nor to bo helped
into it again when ho departed. He
was tho impersonation of simplicity.
Ho no doubt know that ho was admired
of all, but ho gave no demonstration of
*? * ?
The evening hud nearly passed whon
the mayor of tho city mudo an address
of appreciation both of Martin Parqu
har Tuppor, tho Bogllsh poet, then
present, and our venerable American
poet, Bryant and Tupper, before the
other guesls came, hud boon seated on
the sofu, quoting poetry and reviving
remiuiscoucos. After tho mayor, ad
dresses by Messrs. Bryant, Tupper anil
Potor Cooper and tho K?v. Urs. [. S.
Prime, Bowling and others. But I had
always boon desirous of hearing Mr.
Bryant reaL ono of his poems, i had
attended tho Bryant meeting a year or
two before In Chickering Hull, Now
York city?a meeting at which tho
music was good and tho speuking good,
but there was a groat lack in it of Wil
liam Cullen Bryant himself. His
spoech of rosponso wus only ubout
throe minutes, while ho spent ull the
rest of the evening in doing uothlng
excopt keeping silence and looking
venorublo. 1 thought, Why does not
somebody think of usking the glorious
old man to come forward and read bis
" Forest Hymn," or linos to a " Water
fowl," or tho " Doath of tho Flowers ?"
But no such thing happened. O i the
evening at my house 1 resolved that no
such omission should bo repoatod. 1
sprung my stratagem on him in tho
most unexpected moment. Mr. Tupper,
at our request, had read a selection
from his own poems, and read them
well. Turning to our American poot,
1 said : " Mr. Bryant, I havo always
wantod to bore you road 'Tnanatopsls,'
and I havo no doubt it would bo a grout
joy to all our guests to hour you road
lt. I havo it hoar In Griswold's com
pilation. Will you grant us tho grjat
favor of reading it?"
? ? #
Bryan blushed liko a bashful Mis<
when asked to play on tho piano.
Thtro was evidently a struggle be
tween his modesty and Iiis desire to be
obliging. After a momont's pause, ho
said : " I would rather read anything
than my own writings; but if it will bo
of any ploasuro to you I will do as you
say." Taking tho hook, ho advanced
to tho middle of tho room, looked up
at tho chandelier and then looked at
tho book. " Take my spectacles," said
Mr. Tupper. " No, no," said Mr.
Br.vaut, "I do not need spectacles"
The typo 01'A)6 '0 ft was rather small,
but ho mado no heslu-tioii. There be
stood, at 82 years of age, abou?*
without spectacles a poem he had pub
lished in tho North American Kjviow
in 1H1(>, whon ho was Pi years of ago !
IIo turnei round and said : " You will
understand that 1 do not recite this
from memory, for I am not familiar
with lt. I only ro d It." With calm,
slow accent he read on.
? * *
It was a pcono never to ho forpotton.
It was 1811) reading to 1870. Ho did
not hold the book away otT as octoge
narians aro wont to do whon they road
without glasses, but just as a man of
30 would hold a book. His long wnlto
board snowed upon tho page. As ho
came to tho last r.'no linos his voico
becamo foeblo not with physiclal
weakness, hut with suppressed emo
tion. I had road it, and reread it, as
eve. ynoily olao has, until 1 thought
ihoro was no moro to got out of the
closing linos of " Thanutopsis," but ho
gave it a new translation that mt-mor
ablo night. Could it bo that 1 had over
hoard it boforo ? Tho whllo, over
hanging oyebrows, tho deop-sunkon
eyes the groat domo of a forehead
abovo a thin body, tho realization that
it must bo tho closing hours of tho
strong winter winds that swept round
the house whllo ho was reading, wore
a commentary upon the immortal pass
age, until I write thorn horo undor tho
half-delusion that no ono has ovor seen
or hoard thom boforo :
" So llvo that whon thy summons
comes to join
Tho lnnumorablo caravan that moves
To that mysterious realm whero each
His chamber in tho silent halls of
Thou go not, liko tho quarry-slavo at
Scourged to his dungeon, hut sustained
By an unfaltering trust, approach thy
Liko ono that draws tho drapory of his
About blm, and llos down to pleasant
Wo nevor saw him again. Wo said
" Good night" till under other skies wo
shall suy "Good morning." I could not
that night help thinking of the first
time I saw Mr. Bryant. It was In the
days of my boyhood, at Tripler Hall,
at the meeting la commemoration of
Fenlmoro Cooper, who huil just died
Washington Irving came Forward to
cull the meeting to order. Ho whs om
barrassed as I never before or since
saw a speaker embarrassed. He had
his hat in one ham) and his glove.* in
tho other, ills chief perplexity seemed
to be how to ? hange bis hat and gloves
to tho other hand, lie hemmed ami
hawed and stuttered, and blushed am)
bowed anil half broke down while pre
seuting Daniel Wooster as the chair
man of the meeting, Daniel Webster
in a speech introduced William Cullen
Bryant as the orator of fie evening.
For more than an hour Mr. Bryant dis
coursed of his friend, the author of
" Wing-and Wing," " K -d Kover"and
the "Two Admirals.'' What a night
in Tripler Hill that was ! Was then
ever euch a group on one platform ?
Washington Irving calling to the ohalr
Daniel Webster to Introduce William
Cullen Bryant !
Hut which most affcotod me 1 cannot
easily toll?Bryant, In 1851, applauded
of the multitude in Tripler Hall, or
Bryant in my parlors In 1870 The
one was " Noontide I" The other was
" Sunset I"
T. DlO Wrri' Tai.Mali..
FKOM OUH MOW I'OMSKSSIONS.
A Federal Sergeant in the I'ltillip
pines i mil-, a Hunch of Trouble Oil
Our Western Hurl'/ >u.
Sergeant Fred Huntoou, of Ann
Arbor, Mich., is serving Uncle S;iui In
the Philippines, and he writes tho fol
lowing description of the Islands :
"The Philippines aro a hunch of
trouble, gathered together on tlu
western horizon of civil /. ition.
" They are bounded on tho west by
hoodooism and smugglers : on the
north by rocks and destruction ; on the
east by typhoons and moonsoous : ami
on tho soutti by cannibals and earth
"The climate is a combination of
electrical changes, especially adapted
to raising cam. The soil is extraordi
nari'y fertile iu producing largo crops
of insurrections and trickery. The In
habitants aro very industrious, the
chief occupation being trench huil l
Ing, tho making of boles and knive:
and ,tho reloading of Ramington cart
ridges. Their amusements aro cock
lighting, raunte, theft and cheating,
Their met consists of boiled rice,
stowed rice, fried rice and rice.
" The Filipino marriago service is
very impressive, especially the clausi
wherein the wile is given tho privi
lege of working as much as her hus
" Tho animal of burden is tho cari
bou. On a threo-mile journey only 10
days' rations need be carried, but if
the journey bo for 100 miles the driver
usually dies of old ago before reaching
"The rivers are serpentine in their
courses, tho water running in a man
ner contrary to all known laws of na
" Manila, the capital and principal
city, is situated on Manila bay, u large
landlocked body of water, full of tilth,
sharks and Spanish sub-marine boats
Cavilo, the next in importance, is noKn)
for its natural facilities for a naval
station and its large number of saloons
"The principal export-of the island.
aro rice, hemp, sick toldiers and win
" Toe principal imports aro Amerl
can soldiers, arms, ammunition, beei
"Malaria Is so prevalent that on nu
merous occasions tho islands have been
taken with a chill.
"LtlZ>0, the largest island of tb<
group, resembles one of old Cy Oroon't
cast off boots. Communication ha
been established between the numer
ous Islands by substituting tho mos
quito for tho carrier pigeon, the mo?
qulto being much larger and bettci
able to stand the fatigue of the jour
" Tho native costumo consists of ?
(lour suck tied around tho waist and
anything under 1" years of age waltt
until next year for its clothes.
" The towns are an aggregation o'
shacks, full of tilth, lie as, cur dogs an,
disorder. Tho dogs, cats, chickens
pigs, horses, tleas, bod bugs, llco ami
family all bleep together on terms o:
"The Philippines?an appropriate
present to a deadly enemy.
" Tho native?A friend at the polnl
of a gun.
"The climate?Pleasant and healthy
for roaches, tarantulas, scorpions, cen
tipedes, snakes and alligators.
" Tho soil ? Adapted to raising foul
odors und breeding of disease.
" Tho Islands ? A Uodfoi'sukon, can
nibalized, Agulnaldo iufostcd blot oi
tho face of Odd's green earth. '
?ft is annuvkneeu1 ono 0f th<
leading Bonapartlsta will ehprtli
publish a work of Qution dealing W?VJ
tho career of the Prince Impi rial, sot
of Napoleon 111 and Empress F.ugenie
This novel, founded on fact, is to bi
called "Fils a'f?mporeur." In it i
traced the life of tho Prince from Ul
timo when he recoivoil h's "baptlsn
of lire" at Saarbruck, on Amrust 2
1870, until tho fatal J.in" I, l*7!i whei
ho fell In tho ravine of Ulundi, plorCOl
by tho assegais of tho X ilus. Th>
author of the volume Is said to bo h
writer of acknowledged reputation.
?A confirmed toper of Franklin
Pa., uit.de a bet previous to the elec
tion that if McKinley was suoocssfu
ho would subsist entirely on whisk\
(or six months. IIo essayed to fullil
his obligations, but after a fow day
his stomach revolted and ho found i
physically impossible to OOfctlnui
dr'nklng. Ho has now become a Striol
?Virginia Is experimenting witl
tho dispensary system of selling llquo
on uccount of tho State and town,
Franklin naving been sulecte- for i
experiment. The Common wealth g i
ono fourth of tho profits and tho tow
tho remalndor. Under this syston
tho liquor Is sold In original packag<
and must not be consumed on tho pn
?Tho South CarollnaCollogo proposes
to celebrate Its centennial Docemhe
18, 1001, and then start out on tin
?ocond century's work.
oil It G It K AT KM T rtflO .1 VIilHT.
For 20 years Dr. J, Newton Hathawn
has so successfully treated ohronie. disca
es ihntho in acknowledged today to ntad
at the head of hia profession in thin lint
Ilia exclusive method of treatment fo
Varicocole and Stricture, without too ai
of knife or cimtery euren in 00 per cont. o
all cases. In tho treatment of the lonn o
Vital Forcen. Nervous Disorders, Kldne
ami Urinary Complaints, I'aralvsin, Bloo
Poisoning) Kheum?\tism, Catarrh, and de
eases peculiar to women, he is cqiiali
successful. Dr. Hathaway'n practice i
more than double tlmt of anv otnor npc<
lahsi. Canes pronounced helpless l>y olhe
physicians roadily void to hio troatmon
Write him today fully about your cast
fie makes no charge for conau"*iiou <?<
ad nee, either at his oltloe or by mai i.
J, Newton Hathaway. M. D., 22X 8 it
Hroad street, Atlanta, Ua.
I HOW OLD I
I REFORMED. 3
X By Potor McArlhur
"Got OUt Ol Uttel" said Sjnta ("lau?.
"lick up your grips ant' walk I
I don't intend (?> buy Irom you
And haven't timo to talk."
He chased the drummers from his houi
And then with bang and din
llo t\irncd the kOJ'S a"d hhot the bolts
As he wont grumbling in.
The i' lephono rerel?
Down from its
hook he dropped,
Thon buid to Mrs.
"It's time this
thing whs stop
"They'vo (airly made
a fool ol um
For twenty yoara
Hut when they cams
l showed them to
and such (rash
AnJ bicycles I'm
My reindeer sled Is (r->ctl enough
For what I'm Koinn to do.
'gi;t out or dere
"I've Just mado up my mind for keeps
To start tin- century rii:ht;
80 take all that newfangled ylutf
And hide it Irom my sight.
#2Q Viv .
?M ?T5 s?M
"MY RRtNDRRR 6lrd IS C.O(il> 15X01 .11 "
"Tlie thingumbobs ami curtycuos
That billy folks contrivo
I'll never ni\e away .gain
As long as I'm alive.
"I'll give no phonographic dolls.
Hut <jiu s of ra? ii -toad;
I'll lot tho little girls have (mi.
just as their graunica had.
?To littlo hoys I'll
give but things
That thoy can
pound and smash; J '?'S*'<V?,
On no moro toys 7/ wp f i/ *"' '
mechanical \. y?lk, V/ 23b
-'So, missus, put
kettle on \ -jw
And make molassi i i fk ^4
hot. I ' . *
And taffy candy we
Such as their dad
"Bring nil tho nuts]
and raisins Out,
The bullseyo sweets'
Ami In tho got I old AXI) TURN tlK im t'UKD
fashioned wsy MIS REINDEER TEAM.
Thoir ItlcklngS I will fix."
Ami (hon ho hitched his reindeer team,
Took up his mighty pack,
Tucked in the robes, shook out the reins
And gave his whip a crack.
To ail his little friends ho gave
Dig Noah's arks and such
Instead of pretty, dinky toys
That "Oaby mustn't touch."
v . ' -?9
THIS BION will MKET YOUH KYB.
And there never was a Christmas dajr
Since Kiaiiduiauitnas wore yuutig
When children with such happy heart*
Their Christmas CftfOli sung.
And It you visit Santa Claus
This sign will meet your eye:
"No drummers with newfangled stuff
Meed any more apply."
The Toy Traat.
Ono gigantic monopoly there Is free
from attack) and that la the toy trust
kept a-going by one Mr. Santa Clans,
aided by about 400.000.000 lusty shoot
ers. I'a tind ma and undo may buy
Christmas gimcrat-ks from Smith,
Jones or Bl'OWO, but they won't go
down in the Stocking nor up the chim
ney duo until s. c. pots his trademark
on them. Call It patent right or copy
right or vested right, the grand old fel
low holds It in perpetuity. True, he
doesn't charge a cash . ?0 for the ose of
bis name, hut ho Is a stickler lor all
he glory there is in It, ant) he gets It
in full measure, [everybody plays imi?
the bands Of this trust. The consum
ers must have the real thing, and the
dealers and middlemen consplro to
meet the demund.
?Tho Southern K'tilway is building
a magnificent depot at Gastonla and It
Is said that within tho next fow wooks
many hnprovomonts will be mado at
tho station In Spartanburg.
Bears the The Kind You Havo Always Bought