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|T wns a gusty, squally day,
which nuulo It difficult for
Muggic's hare legs to carry
her toward Cariuoro as rapid
ly as the occasion demanded. She
mado herself as small as possible,
held the shawl which covered her head
closo under her throat and In the lulls
of the wind increased her puce to a run.
Tightly clutched In her left hand
was a slip of paper on which was
scrawled a list of the articles sho was
to, buy and carry hack to Ballyclogher.
The luxuries enumerated on the slip
of paper were for the cntcrtaluinent of
one guest, Mangle's nude, her moth
er's brother, whom she had never seen.
She understood him to he rich* Indeed,
he was alwoys held up by Mrs. Coylo
ns a model for her husband's Imitation,
"lie's hundreds," sho used to say?
"hundreds, an' It's my belief they're
all In gowld; ye can see money In Ms
face. It's ye might be ns warm, Conn,
If ye'd think av the poor chllder."
She made her purchases all at? one
shop, and then found, as was Inevi
table, that Mrs. Coyle had miscalcu
lated tin- prices and sho was 2 shillings
short. Mrs. MacDonngh, who kept the
store, was quite willing to give credit
for the balance, but It seemed to Mag
gie that this course would be a kind of
reflection on her undo. "While sho
groped hopelessly In her pocket for
money which she know wns not there
she saw James Tholan pass the door.
An Inspiration shot her to his side.
'?Jim," she cried. "Und me 2 shlllln';
I'm that short. Ye'll have It back to
"Faith, is It ye? Well, well! Two
shlllln' is It? How do yo think I'd
have all that about me?"
"No jokln'. It's a blessln' I saw ye,
"That's thruo," said Jim. "The polls
might have had yo else, Maggie." He
produced the money. She settled the
account and took a receipt with an nlr
of grave dignity. When she came out
of the shop, Jim wns waiting.
"Is it ye still?" asked Maggie.
"An' -why not? I'm goln' yer way,
fcurc, nu' wo might ns well walk In
"I'm In n mad hurry, Jim."
"Did I ask ye to go slow for me?"
"Ye did not," said Mngglo candidly.
"That's a great, ugly parcel," said
?Tim, "an' too heavy for the likes av
ye. Just hand It here, Maggie."
"Ye'll not dhrop It? There's things
there'd break If yo did."
"I'll howld an to It right enough.
What's Inside at nil? It's morshul
"All sorts. We've a visitor comln'
tonight?Uncle Frank Tower."
"An' who's ho?"
"Sure yo've heard tell av him times
an' times, lie's mother's brother."
"I'd forgot, Maggie."
"I've never sot eyes on Mm yet, but
he's n grand, rich man, I'm towld."
"Is ho that? Thin what'll ho want
"To see his own people, sure."
"That's kind av 'Im," said Jim.
The wind had dropped somewhat,
and a smart shower of rain came on.
After n time Jim said:
"We'd best shelther a bit."
Magglehesltntcd. "I could wrap the
pnrcel up in me shawl," she said.
"An' ketch yer death! That's likely!
Thero's no hurry, sure, If bo's not com
ln* till night."
He found a dry spot under a wayside
elm. Maggie took the pared from Jim
and carefully placed It closo to the
trunk. Then the pair stood side by sldo
before It and listened to tho hiss of
the rain In the leaves and watched tho
streaming white road.
"Ye'd node boots In this weather,"
said Jim, glancing nt her bore feet.
"Not nt all I What mlschlef'd n little
wet do?" Sho pressed her toes Into the
"I'm doln' well now, Maggie."
"That's good hoarln'," sho said.
"Aye, I'm doln' well," he repented.
"Ye'll be n'inost a woman now, I
"Siventeen last birthday," she snld.
"Bednd, that's a great agel A'most
mnrryln' time, Mngglc. I s'poso yo
haven't n notion av It yerscF?"
"How would I, wld all thlm chllder
to look nfther?"
Jim slipped an arm round her waist
and kissed her.
"I thought ye might have," ho said.
Mngglo dushed and closed her eyes
for n moment. Then they opened ngnln
to see the blurred sky nnd rainy road.
"I couldn't," sho said softly.
Jim released her suddenly nnd cried:
"Whisht! There's Mary Cregan com
Sho wns opposite tho pair almost ns
soon ns Jim spoke?a tall, handsome
girl, warmly clnd, though less neat
than Mngglo. Sho had strong shoes on
her feet, too, which should hove been
sufllclent herald of her npproach If
Jim had not been denf nt tho moment.
She paused nnd looked them up and
down wit' n smile that hnd something
of scorn In it nnd nt the bnck of that
again a spnrk of anger.
" 'Tis ii grand day for tho like of
I that, James Phelnn," sho said. "Yo
'might put the comcther on grown girls
an' not chllder.".
"'Tis a grand day indeed, Mary,"
said'james, avoiding her eyes.
"I'm for Oarmore," she said. "Are
"Not now) I've an errand to Bally
"Ah, well, good day to ye." She
"She's a hard nail," said Jim, laugh
"She saw." .. 'j a
"What of that, ourer
I "She'll tell an us." JfTl
"Did yo Iver kiss her, Jim?"
"I dkl, many a time, an' others havo
too. What's there In that to throuble
wid ? I'd rather kiss yo, Maggie."
"It's shtopped rahlln'," she snld.
"Give mo wan kiss, nsthore," he said;
"the other I tuk wldout lave."
Mnggl? trembled oa sho lifted her
faco to his, nnd thoro wero tears In her
eyes, which James Phelan did not ace.
When the children came In from
school, n riotous mob, they wero taken
bj Mnrfgle to he "nut straight," a proc
ess which InvolviW much howling and
many tears. She was so full of tho I
morning's episode thnt sho would have .
preferred not to chnngo the dress sho
'! now to l>o part of tho '
nli or od Uro. In the same way she hesh |
I to wrirfh the mud from her feet. I
?nt, Of Coi did belli and In tho
act was brought nearer to the practical
sldo ci things again.
-?Wheujrjho went down sbitrs, her fa:
"'Tis a wand day for the like av that,
JnnwH I'hdani" t>hc said.
ther liat> come In from the forge and
was sitting, clean and uneomfortnhle,
near the hearth. Mrs. Coyle sat oppo
site to htm; the nlue children were
perched on*two wooden benches that
ran along the wall. They made way
for her with many signals and sup
"Whisht! Be shtlll, there! Yer uncle
Is not used to tbo like nv that!"
"(Jod help him then!" said Conn.
"An* why Cod help hlin? Sure, every
man can't marry, an' It's well they
"Have jer way, have yer way," said
Conn. "I'm thlnkln' Frank Power's a
Rad man, that's all!"
"Faith, thin, 'tis the money does It."
"Ye'U harp au that shtrlng till It
"Arrab, Conn, ya've nlver a good
word for the man, an' him mo own
"Sure, one's enough to tnlk nv Mm.
If n blessed saint were comln', we
couldn't have hocrd more noise nv It!"
A silence fell upon the party, which
was unexpectedly broken by a shock
bended, freckle faced boy called Bar
ney. He had been gazing for a long
time at Maggie's pretty feet, and the
words were out before he remembered
the solemnity of^ the occasion.
"Maggie, show us the thrtek wld yer
toes!" It was about the only accom
plishment that Mag; 'e possessed and
consisted In a curious flexibility of the
toes which enabled her to fold them
under almost as though they were lin
gers and pick up any small object from
the ground. This trlek wns a source
of endless delight to the children, who
practiced It themselves with an assidu
ity which promised great future re
"Not now, pet," said Maggie, running
her fingers through Barney's hair.
"Whist! There's wheels comln'."
Mrs. Coylo was at the door in a mo
ment, peering out Into the autumn twi
light with hands on hips and an anx
ious tremor at the heart It was Uncle
Frank Fower at last.
lie wns not a prepossessing man. The
llttlo likeness to his sister that he had
was, as It Wore, hidden away In odd
corners of his face, which only now
and then revealed It ns by compulsion.
Ho was small and spare of figure; neat,
ns became his position; dryly concilia
tory In manner, ns n person who has to
plenso to live. Ills faco was hard, save
for the mouth, which had an unexpect
ed looseness of lips. Ills eyes wero fur
tive, shooting a sudden glance and then
turning aside ns though to muse on tbo
Impression they had taken. He was a
mnn who habitually masked himself,
though with so llttlo art that a close
observer saw his small soul bare under
The much debated meal was hardly a
social success. To begin with, Power
had no great appetite, nor did he pour
forth the congratulations which Mrs.
Coylo hail confidently expected.
Maggie, poor girl, wns ns quiet ns a
sitting bird. She wns oppressed both
by Power's presence and the thought
that for the first time she had a secret
from her parents. Yet under, the op
pression there was a singing current of
joy that made music to her heart, a
music hardly to be listened to without
bringing the hot blood to her cheeks.
After the meal was over and the two
men bad their pipes lit Maggie and her
mother pulled one of the benches to the
benrth, and the four sat round the Are
with folded hands, each waiting for
some one else to begin. It wns then
that Uncle Frank Power mode a start
"'Tis long since I've seen ye, Ellen,
an' ye might think I'd forgotten ye, but
'twnsn't so, faith."
"Av eoorse not, Frank." Sho shot n
triumphant glance at Conn.
"I've been a busy mau, Ellen, an' 1
knew ye were well placed with Conn
"Minds change ns well as times," said
Conn." "Ye were black ag'ln me wance,
Power waved bis pipe deprecatlngly.
"Aye," be said. "I'd a fancy for El
len to marry Tom Blako."
"Who's in Jail this two years for as
blngynrd o thrick an Ivor a man play
ed," snld Conn.
"Thrue for ye, thruo for ye. Ellen
did well, an' a fine family too. Ye'U bo
proud nv tblm, Conn,"
"I am, an' not won av thlm more
throublc than a bird In a oage."
"I sometimes wish," sold Power,
"that I'd some uv me own, for It's well
to lave what ye have to yer own
Mrs. Coyle's face epitomized nil the
Joyful emotions, but Conn was staring
hard Into tho peats and did not see.
"I've bin takln* a partner," Power
went on, "an' It's our Inflation to In
crease the business. He's n shmart
man, wld money, on' he'll take some nv
the work off me owld shoulders." He
laughed dryly, glanced round tho circle
and replaced the pipe In his mouth.
"It's time, sure," snld Mrs. Coyle.
"Fvo bin thlnkln' ye might shpnro me
wan av these ehihier av yours; not"
ho added hastily, "a "young wan, but,
say, Maggie here."
"Mo!" Maggie called the word out
of a dream. The dream was broken.
"Hush, dearie!" snld Mrs. Coyle, lean
ing forward eagerly and trying to catch
Tower's uncertain eye.
"She's a fine grown girl, an* fud do
well hi the shop. 'Tis a pity to lore her
bere. In tlmo she'd bo a grand help
to ye>. In six months, or say sine,
afther she'd learned tho business, I'd
pay her somo wages, on' In the moon*
tlmo I'd kapo her free Intlrely. The
thought Just kem to me," he Odded.
"Whnt'd wo do wldout Magglo at
all?" said Conn. "Como here, esthore."
Sho went to him and sat on his knee,
with her urms ound hfa neck and her
hend sunk against his shoulder.
" 'Tie a fine oifer," said Mrs. Coyle
"What do yo say, Moggie?" Conn
whispered in the girl's ear.
"No, no," she pleaded; ond again.
"No, no." with a shiver that shook her
throaty .Rho clung closer. "f<ot mo
shtay wld ye; lot rae sWay/*
Conn hold hor to him and allowed his
plpo to go out. Ho wai a poor man,
with many clamoring mouths to feed;
ho was also a man of strong affections.
A hitter struggle began In him. Frank
Power watched cautiously.
"I'm thlnkln* tho north mightn't
shuto the child." said Conn. "An' thin
there's the youug wans. Who'll see
"Sure, Middy's fourteen an' well able
for it. Would yo ahtand In the girl's
"God save us, what talk, woman!
Shtand In hor wayl la It me harm the
child? Ach, Maggie, yo know well yer
me own heart's blood!"
"Yes," whispered tho girl.
"I say thank yo kindly, Frank Pow
er, an' God bless yo for the thought av
us. We'll eettlo what wo'll do tomor
iv r. Aff to bed wld ye, Maggie, asthore,
an' lave us to think a bit."
She slipped from Conn's knee after
an embrace piteous with entreaty, kiss
ed her mother and tho uncle whom she
already regarded with a kind of terror
?and wont up quietly to bed. But a
week before she would have accepted
tho proposed change, not, Indeed, with
out sorrow, but as part of the necessa
ry round of life. Now It seemed an
utter uprooting, terrible ns the Idea of
It was decided that Maggie should
go. Frank rower when ho-made tho
ofTcr knew It was Inevitable and con
gratulated himself on the brilliant idea
which had sent him to see Ellen's eld
est girl. Her attractiveness was beyond
his hopes; even In his eyes she was
pretty, ami he saw no more than tho
shell of her. the accidents of featuro
ond of health. lie advanced a meager
sum toward the purchase of tho neces
sary outfit, to be repnld. he snld. when
she was earning for herself.
Maggie's parting from James Thelan
?as a very simple matter after nil.
Her heart wns too big for speech, nnd
his, If not that, nt least prompted him
to say no more than might have been
overheard with safety by any passer
Mary Cregan, as he knew, had long
ears aud a longer tongue; It was well
to be discreet. But Frank Tower, who
had a habit of silent prowling, both
saw and hoard. He snld nothing, but
thut night Ids lean faco looked leaner
nnd his crafty eyes drew closer to
gether under bent brows.
Conn's last words to Maggie were:
"Be good, dearie, an' whin ye come
back we'll bo proud av ye."
The change to Maggie from Bally
clogher to Belfast was like moving
from free air to a closo room. Dis
appointment met her on the thresh
old of the new life, for the gloiiona
shop which she had Imagined, with a
plnted glass front and sumptuous dis
play of millinery, far finer than any
thing In Car more, proved to be a dark
little place In a side street, with hardly
more room than Mrs. MncDonngh's.
Maggie nnd a companion worked at
one counter, Frank Towor and his new
partner nt another facing It. The new
partner wns an nmlnblo young man,
content, It seemed, to work under his
senior's direction and appearing to
have no ideas of his own. Tower ruled
the place. He sat up lato at night over
his books, long after tho household had
gone to bed. Onco when Magglo came
down to fetch something she had for
gotten, she fouud blm in his little
counting house poring over rows of fig
ures like a man whoso life depended on
the solution of somo fantastic puzzle.
At the sound of her step ho rose, white
and trembling. Then he cursed her for
a plague and drain on him. Afterward
he made a whining apology, accom
panied with frigid endearments, which
tho girl understood less than his rage.
8ho wrote to Jim, of course, but re
ceived no answer. This did not trouble
her much, because she knew that lie
was handier with the tongue than with
tho pen. She heard from her parent?
at rare Intervals, but In their letters
there wus naturally no reference to
Jim, ns she had told them nothing of
that Incident of her life. So the weeks
passed until six months wero over.
Tho expected payment did not begin
from thnt date. She must wait. Tower
said, until trade wns better. Six months
or nine hnd been his words. She should
think horself lucky for hnvlng clothes
and free keep nnd a friend like his
partner to show her the world. At the
end of the nine months ehe asked again
and was again put.off. But Maggie1*
idea of a contract was very simple, nnd
she hnd much too strong a spirit to
give In tamely to a superior power.
She pressed, Insisted. Tower shuflled,
wheedled nnd raged by turns. When
she found thnt no advantage wns goln
ed. she determined to appeal to Blor
One evening sho had been to bis
mother's house to tea. Afterward he
took her for a sail on tho lough. It
was ns tney walked back together that
"Mr. Illordan," sho snld, "may I ast
ye a question?"
"To be sure, Maggie."
"It's nlno months now since I kern
here, an' at the end av six or nine I
was promised some monoy."
"Quito right, nn' haven't ye got it?"
"Not a pinny," ah? said.
"Yo say that?" Ho stopped short for
a moment, then walked on slowly with
"I spoko to uncle, an* he put me aff
ngln. I thought maybe ye'd see mo
through wld It, Mr. Illordan. Av
coorso If I'm worth no pay I'll lave an'
"Tho owld blagyard," Rlordan mut
tered under his breath.
"Ye see," she went on, "I want to
take n look at mo own people, an' till
I've money I'm tied hero like a dog to
"Maggie, ye'll havo Ivory penny ye
were- promised for tho last throe
months tomorrer. On mo soul, I
thought ye'd hnd It."
Magglo did not grasp tho full mean
ing of this; she only thought there had
been somo mistake. "Ah, thank ye,
Mr. Illordan," sho uald, flushing with
"Aye, an' if I'vo my way yo shall
have more?all I've got, bedad, an' y?
can live away from tho owld man."
"Am I worth more?" she asked.
"Yo're worth all a man can glvo ye,
Maggie. Sure, If ye'll havo mo ye'll
never go near the shop ag*ln. I'm yer
own for tho takln', child, an' that*
The meaning of It rushed upon hor
like a black mist Her heart sickened.
"Ach, not that I" she cried. "There's
a boy at home who's waltln' av me,
an' It's him I'm wearyln' to seel"
Illordan took the blow like a man.
After a moment's alienee be lifted his
head and laid a hand on her shoulder.
"If that so," he said, "Tm done, an'
not another word'U I say."
Magglo smiled at him through tears.
"Ye'ro a good man," she said, "an'
God bless ye." *
That night Illordan returned with
her to the shop, where Power was at
Ms usual work -with the books. Mag
gie went to bed and slept more hap
pily than sho had done since the
world had changed for her, But all
night In the little counting house
Frank Power stood_ at bay, until at
last, stripped bare or lying- and subter
fuge, his partner saw htm for what he
was?a swindler and a thief. But Rlor
dan In bis auger let slip a word of bis
lovo for Maggie.
After breakfast. Just before tho day's
business commenced, Rlordan called
her aside and slipped a packet Into her
"That's the money," bo said. "Ye
may go whin ye like."
"An' whin must I be back, Mr. Rlor
"Ah, well, wo'll think av that." Ho
untied a parcel. It contained spun silk
shawls, an unprofitable Investment for
"I'm thlnkln'," he said, blushing to
bis hair, "thut wan av these'd shute ye
One. Just choose wan, Maggie."
"Ah. ye're too good, Mr. Klordan.
Wbat'd I do wld the like nv that?"
"Wear It. sure. They're owld stock,"
be added diffidently, "an* annyway
somethiu'll be saved If ye take It.
We'll not be here.much longer."
"Are ye goln* to luve the shop?"
"Aye. that's It. We've euded the
"Thin mustn't I come back?"
"I think It's goodby. Maggie, whin ye
go. But we'll see later."
He laid the shawl aside. "I'll parcel
It up for ye," he sold.
Before Maggie could answer her un
cle's voice called to her from the little
parlor behind the counting bouse. Pow
er was leaning with bis elbows on the
tnble, where the breakfast things still
"Sit down, Maggie," he said. She
obeyed blm. He lifted n cup as though
to drink, then put It down again and
moistened his lips with bis tongue.
"I'm hard driven," ho said, "an' It's
ye can help me."
"How can I help?"
"Hard driven." bo repeated. "An' me
Kettln' an owld man. I meant no harm,
but the luck was dead ng'ln me. I nlv
er had a chutist?a poor man's always
"I thought ye wero rich, uncle."
"Riehl I'm not worth the price ov
me funeral, an' prtsou's starln' me In
"But ye've done nothln' wrong. They
enn't put yo away for boln' poor."
"But they can for stculin', child, an''
that's what I wns drove to, God help
me! Aye, this mlnlt I might be took!"
Ho shivered nud drew a hand across
his moist face.
"Ye a thief!"
"That's the word, an' ye may throw
It at me," he walled. "Moggie, there's
only wan eon Bove me, an* that's yer
"I've only this," sho said nnd put the
packet Rlordan had given her on the
"That's no good!" be cried. "It's ye
nn' not money. It's me partner, John
Rlordan, I've robbed, nn' ye can save
me name. If ye'd marry blm, he'd for
give me an' not sny a word."
"I can't." snld Maggie. "He asked
mo last night, an* I said 'No,' for there's
another I belong to."
,"Yo snld 'No?* God save us! Where's
yer slnso? Let the other won go."
"Ye must for the snke of the name!
Would ye have yer own mother's broth
er put In Ja.l?"
"Mr. Rlordon'll not bo bard," she
"Would ye be that ongrateful?" cried
Power, his tense nerves giving way to
tho press of onger. "Didn't I toko ye
from tho dirt nu' feed yo like me own
child? Did I do It nil for nothln*? An'
who's the other ye fancy? Tho boy I
saw yo wld wnn night at Ballycloghcr?
P'raps he'll be tbo won as slnt ye a
letther that I'd the slnso to stop?"
"Ye did that?" she cried, her fnce
flaming. "Ye dnrod to do that? Ach,
ye coward! An' ye brought mo hero to
kapo ye out nv Jail? God forgive ye
for a black hearted man!"
Sho disregarded Power's restraining
gesture nnd rnn Into tho shop. Rlor
dan bad just finished wrapping up the
^Mr. Rlordan, come In here a mlnlt,"
6die sold, lie followed her. When the
door wns closed, she turned nud fneed
"If I sohl I'd marry ye," sho cried,
"would ye have me, knowlu' well that
I loved another mnn?"
"No," he sold, "for yer nn honest
girl, an' I wish ye no shame."
"God bless ye for the wordl Me un
cle there wants to save.himself, an* It
wns by that he thought to do It. Mr.
Rlordan, will ye let 'Im go?"
"lie's done his worst for both nv us,
Maggie. Let the poor dlvvlo go on'
welcome. There, toko yer money an'
go, too, child. Don't leave It there for
tho owld hawk."
She took the packet from tho table
nnd sold goodby, Rlordan kissed her
for the lli-fit and lost time. For Frank
Power she could summon neither word
nor gesture of farewell.
She went straight to the station nnd
found thot o train left for tho south In
hnlf nn hour. To buy her ticket the
packet had to be opened. She found,
In addition to the money which Power
bad withheld, a five pound note. At
the Inst moment sho remembered that
she hnd left tho shawl behind.
When she reached Cormore, twilight
was falling. The sight of t! e fnmlllor
white town nnd tho long, uphill stretch
of tho Ballyclogher road brought back
to her In full flood tho long lost sense
of freedom. As she walked, her hur
ried breath almost broke Into happy
sobbing. The only pnuee sho made was
by tho waysldo elm.
She had been too distressed In tho
morning to think of sending any notice
of her coming, so that as she neared
tho cottage no one wns peering out to
get tho first sight of her. At the door
she paused and listened. A single
child's volco reached her?It was Bar
ney, saying his prayers. A moment
later she wns overwhelmed with wel
comes, tbo center.of a chaos of laugh
ter aud tears.
" I was given up to die with
quick consumption. I then began
to use Ayer's Cherry Pectoral. I
Improved at once, and am now In
perfect health."?Clus. E. Hart
man, Gibbsto i, N. Y.
It's too risky, playing
with your cough.
The first thing you
know it will be down
deep in your lungs and
the play will be over. Be
gin early with Ayer's
Cherry Pectoral and stop
TksM.lut: Uc, Me., II. All Jfltofats.
Consult your doctor. If he mti take It,
thou do m he tfcyi. If he toll* von not
to UV. It, then don't Uke It. He know*.
LtAV* it with him. We are willing.
J. O. AVER CO., Lowell, MAm.
"Aiaoote, Untre'a only wan can save mc,
an' that's vcrsel'."
When things had quieted down nnd
she wns sitting with Conn's arm round
her neck nnd n couple of children on
her lap. she snld suddenly:
"Ach. let me feel the flu re ng'ln. Get
down, dears, while I tnke me shoes an'
stockln's mi. I ulrer liked thim, an',
Riire, It'd he no holiday nt nil wld thlm
"Let me take thlm aff1" shrieked
"Do, boy," snld Conn. While Barney
was at work Conn said, "We'd great
times here ylslerday, Maggie."
"What was It?"
"A weddln', sure."
"Who's married now, thin?"
"James rhelan. Ho married Mary
Cregan. They'd bin coortln' this six
"Maggie," said Barney, "show us the
thrlek wld yer toes."
"What's wrong, nsthore?" asked
"Nothln'," she said; ">ut the flure
feels cold. I'll soon be used to it
STATE'S LIQUOR BUSINESS.
Annual Report ot the Directors of
the State Dispensary.
Tho annual report of tho Slate board
of directors of tho dispensary for tho
year jjst closed has been made public
by the chairman, Loon J. Williams,
and is as follows :
To his Excellency, M. II. Mc
Sweeney, Governor of South Carolina:
We have the honor to submit to you,
for your information and also that of
the General Assembly, this, our report
of tho business done, by the dispensary
during th llscsil year closing Novem
Examination of ihe various accounts
attached hereto will show that (he total
amount of coht of liquors, wines and
beer, etc., purchased during tho year
has amounted to $1,617,073.42, ex
clusive of sales of t rash bear by beer
dispensary* Tho net prolits (to tho
State) for amount of the school funds
Tho net prolhs that have been ns
signcd to the counties and towns, di
vided equally, aro $424,286.87 which
makes a tolnl net profit of $545,248.12
for tho year on account of the school
fund and towns and counties.
Wo have for somo lime felt a seri
ous need of more ware houses and
ofllco room, and also for n safe and
commodious fi eproof vault for the
storage and preservation of our perma
nent records. Consequently wo have
had constructed more storage capacity
and also a convenient two-story olllce
building with a commodious and up
to-dato fireproof vault, which has cost
$14,404.81, besides other petty im
provements. Tho Act approved Feb
ruary 19, 1900, iorbids ub to make
more than 10 per cent, prolit on ac
count of the school fundb; nnd the past
year we have mndo on that nccouut in
round figures 0 per cent, which leaves
only a very small margin with which
to tun the business, and while itistruo
that tho school fuud is considorable,
amounting at present to $011,354 38, it
is available very slowly for payment to
the schools, as that is our only work
We are gratified to bo ablo to show
such a high percentage of not prollls
on tho total business done; especially
as tho prices ot liquors have been very
high on account of the price of grains,
while we hare not mado any advance
in the price to the consumer. Tho
system seems to bo in very thorough
working order in ail lto details.
Respectfully submitted: L. J. Wil
liams, Chairman; H. H. Evans, A. F.
II. Dukes, State Hoard of Directors.
Under the Act of the Legislature tho
Governor is required each year to np
poiut two expeita to examine tho
books and accouuts of tho Stato dis
pensary and present a report in regard
thereto, to bo submitted to tho Legis
lature, buch au examination was mado
for the ilrst lime last year, and the
Governor has commissioned tho two
exports who will do tho work this year.
Ouo is Mr. Z. A. Searsoo, of Hamp
ton, who served on the Urst examina
tion, and the other is Mr. J. W. Je nes,
of Columbia, who is considered one of
the most careful und painstaking ac
countants in tho city. These experts
havo been iustruetcd to report to tho
Governor on Monday morning and
enter upon thoir woik, which will con
sumo about Unity days.
A Good STORY on Gov. NORTHEN.
?People iu Tampa', Fla., tell a story at
the expeuse. of ox-Governor Northen,
of Georgia. Tho genial Georgian has
a beautiful homo at Clearwater, ou the
the bay, where he enjoys freedom from
tho political strife of his own Slato.
Tho Governor's place fronts ou the
bay, where there is a considerable nso
and full of the tide. As tho house was
ready furnished, tho hist thing the
Governor did ibis year when ho came
down was to (pen the building and air
it and its contents thoroughly. The
bedding came in lor special attention,
and it struck him that tho smooth,
whito. sandy beach in front of the
house was just tho place ou which to
spread tho mattresses for a sun bath.
He came from a region where tho vaga
ries of old ocean are not known, and
the question of tid, 8 was something new
lo him. Acting upon his thought of a
sun bath for tho bedding, tho Gover
nor gathered up seven or eight biir
mattresses and spread them out on the.
sand for a nice sun bath. Going back
again iuto tho house and pursuing his
labors, ho forget all about the mat
tresses. When he camo out several
hours later ho was paraly/. d to Itud
that the incoming tide had floated off
his lino bedding. Reports from Clear
water do not state wha', the (I ?voriior
said, hut possibly his thoughts wco
too vivid for words. He always torus
the i-object now when a friend asks
him about "sun baths for household
No Bomanok In It.??' it must
hnvo been (pitc n year iigo, said the
general delivery cloi k at the posh Mice,
" that a man came in one day and in
quired fj>r .1 luiter in bis Mime, and Ii i
looked mm ii disappointed when I
could lin.I n mo to hand out. Since
that day, up to a week ago, he lias been
coming twice, a week, iuo?t always
when 1 wns on duly, mid ns no letter
for him ever arrived 1 had considerable
curiosity regarding ins case. In fuel,
1 built up a romance around him. 1
look it that lie might have separated
from his wife in some distant town,
and was Ik ping to hear from her and
make up tbo quarrel, and 1 actually
came lo feel hard toward her because
sho refused to wiile. ll seemed to me
lhat the mail was tailing in health as
lie lost hope, and now and then i gave
him a cheerful w rd to brace him up.
A week ago I saw bis nameou a letter,
nnd next time he called I passed il out
wiih the r< mark:
" 'Here is your long-expected letter
at last and I hope il contains good
?? He stepped away from the window
lo read it, nnd after a few minutes lie
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" 'What wns it?'
"'Why, I sent to my brother-in-law
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of that city. Tho man was indignant,
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burned, nothing is so dilllcult to save
as the organ? Ilecauso the tiro engine
cannot piny upon it.
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1 8 pm
H I? i m
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2 U pm
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.lalnpa .. . .
Newborry. 2 10
Prosperity. 2 21
Sligha...." . 2 .n
Little Mountain. 2 38
Chapin. 2 ?>
Hilton . 2 58
White Hook .. :< o'j
Laienline .8 07
Lcaphart .... 3 22
Ar ? nliim liia ... _ 3 35 Lv
Parks.... . - ?10
Clinton.,. (i 40
Kinards. 7 08
Ncwberry.s i u
Prosperity.. . _ 8 '.!*>
Slighs _. 8 42
Little Mountain .8 55
Chapin.... . I) 15
Hilton . ?24
White- Itoek. 0 20
Lcaphart _ _10 02
Columbia. 10 3J
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Lv Sacannahi Central T...1180pm 160pm
Fairfax .Ii Dam 3 40pm
Denmark. 1 50am 4*v7pm
Columbia Kastorn T... 4 10am 7 05pm
Camdon. ?07am KOOpm
Cheraw.(i 30am 0 40pm
Ar Hamlet .7;05am lOlopm
Lv Caihoun Kalls. 1 OOpm 4;^lpm
Abbeville. 1 3'fpm 4 6lam
(ireenwood . 1 6Gam 5 10am
Clinton .2 i tun (> OHani
Car'islc. 3;3'am 6 63am
Chester .4 OOam 7 2<iam
( utawba Junction.4 8)am 7 54am
Ar Hamlet.1 OOam 10 IBam
Lv Hamlet .7 2>am 10 40pm
Ar > aleitdi.10 1S>m 1 3')am
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Washington.R89pra i1) lOani
D:\ltimore.11 26pm 11.25am
Philadelphia. 2 6?ani l*3(ipm
New York.fl 30am 4 lipm
Porttmouth?Norfolk.. 5 25pm 7 l?am
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Ureonwood. i 22ptn
_ ^H?ton. 2 I5pm
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Camden. 8 3lam 12 63am
Columbia. Central T.. K 40am 1 O?am
Denmark . 962am 217am
Kairfux.10 30am 2(>7am
Ar Savannah.12 O?pui 4 40am
Jacksonville. 3 ?Opm 0 O?am
Tampii. 6 OOam 5 40pm
i.v Catawba, BasternT 907am i2S7am
Cheater. 9 45am 1 35am
t'arlislo.10 l?am 2 OOam
Clinton.11 (.dam 2 67am
Greenwood .ll?Jam 3 43am
Abbeville .12 21pm 4 10am
Caihoun Falls.12 6pm 4 38am
Ar Athens... .221pin 6 13am
Atlanta ...., ^... 4 65pm_8 BOam
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Greenwood. 3 35pm
Abbeville . . 4 07pm
Calhoun Kalla. 4 45pm
Ar Athena.0 19pm
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