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A KLU KLUX R1JMINISCKNC?.
How Dr. J. Rufus Brattoei waa
Kidnapped at His Home in Can
Dr. H. ,1. Massoy, u former rosUlcut
of South Carolina, now living lu At
lanta, (Ja., was a compauion in the
Confederate army with Dr. J. Huf us
r.ration, now deceased, of Yorkvlllo,
S.O.,and reviveB tho story of the kidnap
ping case that attracted much atten
tion in the early '70s, a case that with
a little contrariness on the part of
Genoral Grant, then president, might
have caused war between England and
the United States. Dr. Musscy's story
is as follows:
Dr. .7. lt. Bratton, formeily of York
ville, S. C, is koowu by Ins hosts of
friends throughout the South as Dr.
"Rufe Rratton." Many years before
the beginning of the civil war, he had
become a very popular physician and
eminent surgeon. And after the sus
pension of hostilities and the surrender
of tho Confederate forces, his name
had become familiar in almost every
Southern household on account of his
having been kidnapped in London,
Canada, and brought by force without
show of law or authority back to the
Dr. D. H. Uratton, a incmbor of
Iir;i,!on's ph ru .cy of Atlanta, relates
the following W ;ts:
During the trying ordeal through
which all the Southern States passed
iu t!io bitter lin r^ of reconstruction,
South Carolina is thought to have suf
fered more than any other Slate.
Owing to thu l ading part she assumed
in the act of secession she was made to
feel in every possible conceivable man
ner the direful effects of her action.
As all the older residents of the South
ern States will remember, there came
down amongst us from the North vast
hordeB of adventurers, whom we fitly
dubbed as "carpetbaggers." These
mc l were unscrupulous and uncom
promising to the last degree, and com
bining with a resilient element of
whites favoring their nefarious acts
and designs, quickly availed themselves
of the advantages which they could
easily gain by taking under their
management and guidance tho ignor
ant and unsuspecting negroes who had
just been freed and felt that they owed
-qomelhing to the present government
for having given them their "freedom,"
as they called it.
Through iho agency of these carpet
baggers and scalawags, as the white
people who joined them were called,
these black* literally held sway and
were made to do everything In their
power to humiliate and persecute the
former slave-owner or respectable ele
ment of the while people. This stato
of affairs coulinucd daily to grow
worse until tho whites in their desper
ation could stand it no longer. Tbey
prepared themselves for defense. The
spirit of independence and resentment
for constant and repeated wrongs at
the hands of theso peoplo compelled
them to self-protection, even at the
point of bayonols. In many instances
they took great delight in punishing
the negroes for their iusolenco, impu
dences and other mean practices.
About this timo there was a secret
organization formed all over tho South
known as the Ku-Klux-Klan. If it
did not originate in South Carolina, she
was by no means slow to have ku
kluxcs nil over the State. What these
Ku-Klux-Klans did and what they
didn't, I am unable to say, but many
mysterious and almost miraculous
deeds were ascribed to them. One
thing certain, however, they became
the great terror of every riarkoy in
tho South, besides sometimes exer
cising a very wholesome influence in a
great many instances over the above
mentioned carpetbaggers and scala
wags. At other limes tho acta and
doings of the three Ks gave the bad
whites color and pretense for other
acts of oppression and violence on
their part. Often, between sunset and
Bunrisc, a mean and turbulent negro
was said to pass out of existence, to be
heard of no more, henceforth and
forever, and it is whispered that some
times a white man of unsavory charac
ter traveled the same path. Of these
things J know nothing except what
Al.idame K.uior hath said.
However, in tho late 'OOs a very mean
negro who possessed quite auinllucnco
over other blacks iu persecuting the
whites, was disposed of one night. In
the disposal of him Dr. Bratton was
said to be connected. It was nover
proven that he had anything to do
with tho tragic ending of this negro.
There was, however, a warrant sworn
out for the doctor from tho United
States court, and placed iu the hands
of a marshal by tho name of Hester,
for service. Dr. Bratton was arrested
by Hester ono night, eluded tho vigil
ance of this olllcor and quietly trans
ferred himself to the Dominion of
Canada. Ho took tho oath of citizen
ship to Great Britain, settled in .Lon
don and resumed tho practice of his
profession. Ho had been thore but a
few months when, ono Sunday after
noon, out walking on tho lawn, a mar
shal by tho namo of J. D. Conwell,
who was hired by the same Hester,
slipped up behind Bratton and with
tho assistance of a hack man, seized
him, threw him down and handcuffed
I him. Generally the doctor carried a
' pistol, but this particular afternoon he
had none. Dr. Bratton asked him
whom he was arresting and for what
purpose. "Show mo your authority.
You have arrested the wrng oman."
The marshal said, ?? Wo know what
wo are doing; we've got tho right
Dr. lirallon replied, "Show rao your
papers, you d?d rascals." They re
M I'll make you pay well for this,"
tho doctor said. Carry mo to a magis
trate." Instead, they carried him up
and down the road and across tho lawn
and around about until the train ar
rived. They put him on the train and
hept him in a dark room. The first
thing he recognized was the calling
out of "Detroit," United States of
America. They had brought him
across the line. It doveloped that they
? had no warrant for the doctor, hut a
warrant for a Dr. Avery, and whon
this was found out they wanted to turn
him loose. Bratton would not bo re- j
leased, saying, " You scoundrels, you J
have arrested the wrong man, and i
Will make you pay woil for this. I am
a citizen of Canada and a British sub
ject, and I will call upon my country
Dr. Bralton was then taken to York
villo, 8. C, and having a friend in
court, he was roloasod upon what is
called a h straw bond." lie at once
wont to Washington city, called upon
the minister representing Great Britain
and laid the co?e of kidnapping before
him. who at once rofeirod the whole
matter to Queen Victoria. The queen
immediately, through her ministor at
I Washington, made a requisition upon
(Jcneral Grant, then president of the
United States, to have Dr. Bratton re
leased and restored immediately to
I. " don, his placo of residence. It
heing plainly a casus belli, General
Grant saw at onco tho importance of
prompt action, aud promptly honored
her majesty's requisition. Dr. Bratton
was forthwith roleased aud restored to
liberty. Dr. Dralton, after spending
a few days with bis family at Y?rkvillo,
S. 0?j went back to L mdon to.egraph
iug his nephew, D. 11. BtatU'U, at
'Jharlolto, N. C, to meet him a( that
placo on tho arrival of the train and to
go with him to Canada. Young Brat
ton did so, and escorted the doctor to
Upon meeting Iiis nophow, Dr. Brat- ]
ton said, u Havo you a pistol?" Tho
reply was, ?] havo one." Dr. Bratton
said, " All right. I havo two. You
sit right here behind me ou tho next
seat. 1 fear nothing till wo get to tho
herder. There may bo troublo when
crossing ovor the bridgo at Niagara
Falls. When you hear mo shoot you
tire, too, and flic to kill."
There was no trouble, howovor, and I
they lauded in London on Sunday
morniug, went to the hotel aud re
gistered under aasum d nomes. Dr.
Bratton aseumcd tbat of Johnson. IIo
did not want it known that he had got
ten back. Dr. Ikallon at ouco wont
to consult his lawyer, who was a broth
er South Carolinian, and who kept him
I at his houso until next morning. Next
morning the case of J. D. Con well was
called in court charged with kidnapping.
After boing fully under way Dr. Hat
ton walked into the couit room, vory
much to the surprise of tho court and
great dismay of the prisoner. No one
savo tho lawyer and neplrjw knew that
Dr. Bratton was in London. The
prisoner turned palo aud became very
faint for some time when he saw Dr.
Dt. I; rat I on wau culled to the stand I
and testified to tho facts as above re
lated, Identified (Jonwell as the man
who threw him down, handcuffed him
and carried him to Dotroil. Uouwcll
was found guilty and sentenced to six
years' hard labor in the penitentiary,
and tho hackinan to three years for
being accessory to the act. It is said
even to this day that at tho termina
tion of these two cases iu court, there
never had been up to that time or has
been sincu such a demonstration as tho
people of London made. They were
v so rejoiced that they actually took Dr.
' liratton up iu person on their shoul
ders and carried him around the town
for almost an hour. They entreated
the doctor to permanently locate with
them. Thereupon the doctor sent to
South Carolina for his family.
It is said that no man over enjoyed
more fully the confidence of the people
of London than did Dr. Ii rat ton. Re
suming his practice shekels came to
his coffer fast and thick, lie probably
did the best practice at one timo that
has ever fallen to the lot of |nny phy
sician in the whole Dominion of
Canada, soon became rich, and he and
his family, as long as they icmained
there, had the confidence and love of
the people. But after many years,
when South Carolina became quiet,
peaceful and prosperous, Dr. Bratton
and family returned to Yorkville among
their former friends. Here the doctor
lived for a number of years aud quietly
closed at a npo old age an eventful
and checkored life of usefulness. No
man in South Carolina is held in fonder
memory than Dr. "Hufe " Bratton.
Taldkkt's Jokes,?The Washing
ton Tost prints occasionally one of Jas.
Talbert's numerous jokes, two of which
are herewith appended:
^Representative Talhert, of South
Carolina, who wauts to be the Gover
nor of his State, has a fund of stories
with which ho enlivens up his stump
speeches, so that his campaign never
lacks iu interest. He gave ono of his
stories a practical application the other
night, when he was a guest at a diu
Several courses had been served and
three were yet more to follow, when
Mr. Talbcrt turned to the guest next
lo him. " Down in South Carolina,"
he said, " there was a negro preacher
who delivered a sermon on 'Miracles.'
'My beloved friends and breddren,' ho
said, 'do greatest of all miracles was
about do loaves and fishes. Dey was
live thousand loaves and two thousands
fishes, and du apos'les had lo cat dem
all. Now, de miracle was dal dey
" If this dinner doesn't oud soon,"
said Mr. Talhort, laughing, " nothing
but a miracle wdl save me."
** Down in South Carolina," said
Representative Talocrt, " I onco at
tended a colored church. The preach
er, ono of these negroes with an oily
faco and big spectacles, was talking
about the prophets. Ho had taken nn
hour to discourse upon tho major pro
phets and then he took ud tho minor
ones. In course of time ho reached
Hoaea. * My brcdtlen,' he exclaimed,
'wo como now tc Ilosoa. Lot us con
sider him. Where shall we put Ilosea?'
At that moment an old negro who
had been peacefully slumbering in one
of the back pews woko up and looked
at the pastor. 'Ilosea can tako my
seat,' he said, *1 am so d?n tired that
I am going homo.' "
Has been nulely defined by notni cynic
as "slops and sweet*." And after all
there's more truth than poetry In the
definition. Tee cream and cake may
satisfy the palate, but they are far from
satisfying to the stomach, which requires
that food be nutritious first and nice
afterward. By careless eating women
pave the way for stomach "trouble,"
and its kindred miseries.
Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discov
ery is confidently commended as a
cure for diseases of the stomach and
other organs of digestion und nutrition.
By curing diseases which prevent the
assimilation of food it enables the body
to be built up and strengthened in the
only way known to nature ? by food
digested and assimilated.
"For twelve long'months I suffered untold
misery," writes Mrs. Mollle Colgate, of Han
dolph, Charlotte Co., V?. "No tongue oould ex
press the pain that t endured before f com
menced taking Dr. PleWa medicine, I was
not able to do anything at si!. Could not eat
?nythlng except bread And tea?or if t did the
top of my head hurt so It seemed It would kill
me; with all that I could do it would burn like
fire. I tut now, since using your ' Ooldeii Med
ical Discovery' and 'Favorite Prescription,' I
f ai. eat a little of almoat ouythinir I want, and
Wan do a good day's work aa well as anybody
lean. Am better tnan I hava been for years.
\ Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets cure
" I had a terrible cold and could
hardly breathe. I then tried Ayer's
Cherry Pectoral, and it gave me im
W. C. Layton, Sidell, 111.
How will your cough
be tonight? worse, prob
ably. For it's first a cold,
then a cough, then bron
chitis or pneumonia, and
at last consumption.
Coughs always tend
downward. Stop this
downward tendency by
taking Ayer's Cherry Pec
Three glut: 25c., 50c.tl. All dmrJcti.
Consult your doctor. If ho s*Y? tftko It.
then do ns lio tnya. it he tollt you not
to tnko It, thou don't take It. Ho know*.
Loaro It with hlin. We i?ro willing.
J. C. AY UK CO.. Lowell, Mm.
A MUCH TRAVELED DARKEY
Uncle Mlngo Tells of Primus Pig
track's Visit to Town.
"I '?poso Uncle," remarked the
waiter, " dat you has a lot o' mighty
crackcrish peoplo out to Possum Hol
" Dat's a fack," said Uuclo Mlngo.
" It wasn't worry long sonco Primus
Tigtrackcomo to town for do fus' time.
He had to rido 'bout ten miles on his
olo mule to git to du railroad, an' dat
was as fur as ho obbcr becu. Wen
he git on do train an' rido 'bout forty
or fifty milo, ho begin to wonder how
con do worl' ho was ebbor goin' to git
back homo all right again.
44 Wen ho git to town, ho gouo con
a eto' for a pair oh shoos. l)o shoo
man he come up.
44 4Wot kin I do for you, sah?' ho
44 4 1 want to git some shoes,' Primus
44 ?All riyht, suh,' say do man, *wot
44 Prunus didn't want nobody to gib
him no nonsense by axin' no sich a
fool question like dat; so ho git mad
an' holler out:
44 4 Wot number I want?' ho say; 4I
want twol You t'ink I got fo' foot like
a mule, cnty?'
44 Well, ho git do shoes, an' den he
gono to anuudcr place for sorno per
wlsipns. He ax for a quart o' 'lasses,
an' wile dc man was po'in it een a little
jug, Primus he peep ober de counter.
14 'Look here!' he say, 'you ain't po'
all do hisses con do jug I You douo
gono lof a whole lot ecu do medgcr!"
44 4I know dat,' say do man, *but,
you see, dat beon een derc btfo'.'
44'Oh, I uebber know dat,' say Pri
mus; 'den I axes your pahdon; sah.'
44 * Wot else, sub?' say do man.
44 *I wants somo sugar swectcuiu','
44 4 A.U right, sub,' say dc man; 4wot
44 4 Wot kin'?' say Primus; 4I want
short swee.temu; ain't you seo I done
got dc long sweetenin' iu de jug?'
44 At las' he come back homo wid all
his t'ings eon a big crocus bag. W'eu
he git on his mule at dc railroad depot,
he take do bag on bis shoulder.
44 4 W'y, Primus,' somebody say; 4wot
make you tote de bag on your shoulder?
W'y ain't you put it ou do mule?'
44 4Caii8e 1*80 got some feelin's for
do mule, if you hasn't,' say Primus.
4J)e mule got 'nough to do to toto mo,
so 1 'lows I've gwino to toto do bag
44 An' dat 'mind mo," said Uncle
Mingo, as he paused to relight his half
consumed cheroot, 44 ob all dis talk
'bout dc nigger school an' do nigger
liberty, an' dem smart people wot say
do nigger ain't titled to none, cause ho
don't pay no tax. De nigger is like a
nude, de. w'ito man say ho pay do tax,
but do po' nigger at do bottom' he's
totin' do tax an' de w'ite man also."
44 Did your friend Primus git home
safe?" asked the waiter.
44 ?, yes," said Uncle Mingo, 44 ho
git home all right. W'cn do chillun
see him ridin' up wid do crocus bag on
bis shoulder, doy all ruu out an' let
dewn de bars, so he ride up to de do',
an' jump down.
44 'Pap,' do chilluus say, 4is town
44 4FurI' say Primus; 4furl W'y,
gemaneddy,' he say, 4ef do worl' is as
big tuddor on' o' dc road as wot it is
dat en', I tell you it's a wopperl"?
Savannah Morning News.
A Little Too Late,?The minis,
tcr of a Scotch parish had a great wish
that an old ouple should hecomc tco
totalors, but thoy were in nowiso eager
to comply. After much pressing,
however, they consented to try the ex
periment, but laying down as a condi
tion that they should ho allowed to
keep a bottle of "Auld Kirk " for me
About a fornight after John began to
feel his resolution weakoning, but he
was detormined not to ho tho Urst to
give way. In another wcok, however,
he collapsed entirely.
"Jenny, woman," he said, "'Ivo an
a win' pain in my hold. Ye mlcht gie
me a woo drappio an' see gin it'll dae
mo ony guid."
" Weel, guidraan," she replied,
" ye're owre late o' askiu', for ever
sin' that bottlo cam' into the hooso
I'vo been bothered sao wi' pains i'
my hoid 'tis a' dune, an' thero's nao
Rev. Joe Jones, brother of Rov. Sam
Jones, is conducting a revival in At
chison County, Kan. The other night
ho delivered a sermon on tho family re
lation. " Toll tho old woman," ho
said, " that ehe is protty and sweet?it
may be a lie, but let 'or go anyway.
You'll see her get up on her hind feet
and roar around liko a cnt having a lit."
To the womon ho said: 44 Dress up
and look neat around tho houso. lloro
you aro sloshin' uround tho house with
a Mother Hubbard on and ono sock
down. You go to moetin' and say
you've got tho perfect love and the
old man's got no buttons on his
Parvln Wright of Donvor, Col., an
airship Inventor, will be a competitor
for the $200,000 pi izo offered by the
St. Louis World's Fair Company. In
a letter to tho exposition company ho
declares that he will sail from Denver
to St. Louis in his airship. " I will
not send it there by rail," he says.
The city of Easton, Pa., claims the
distinction of having the oldest super
intendent of put lie schools In tho
United Statos. He is William White
Oottingham, and he has been superin
tendent of the public schools at Eas
ton since 18G8.
Bwuithe ^llw Kind You Haw Always Bought
Small crops, unsalable veg
etables, result from want of
Vegetables ?i~o especially
fond of Potash. Write for
our free pamphlets.
GERMAN KALI WORKS,
93 Nassau St., New York.
A BIT OP SHARP PRACTICE
The Session Closes With an Abor
tive Attempt to Pass a Liquor
Tho closing hours of tho legislative
session woro marked by an incident
which docs not roll ect credit upon tho
State, in an effort to socuro the passage
of a mcasuro that was not iutroduced
in tho regular way. Tho occurrence is
roportod as follows by Tho State :
The House spout last night in usual
rollicking stylo, Mr. Hollis and Mr.
Spoors furnishing music on tho violins
and Mr. Ashley leading in the singing.
It is on such occasions as this that
radical legislation is sometimes gotten
through the Genral Assembly unless
tho members aro watchful. Just such
an effort was frustrated last night, an
effort to pass a bill which had not been
introduced or discussod in tho House
this session, a bill to allow tho Stalo
board of directors to elect beor dispen
sers 10 cities of over 20,000 inhabitants.
Those olectious are now within the pro
vince of tho county boards. Tho dis
pensary law itself was brought in as a
tree conference committee repoit in
1808, but history failed to repeat itself
It was staled laat night that tho Sen
ators who had signed the free confer
ence committee report were not aware
of the nature of tho report to which
they affixed their signatures and that
they wero indignant over tho matter.
The report was rejected by the House
and was never presented to the Senate.
When the House met last night there
was nothing to do, so it was decided
to lake a recess until '.)..'10 o'clock to
give the engrossing department time
to catch up?and the members to go to
Free conferences wero in session and
about 10 o'clock one of these commit
tees signified its readiness to report.
Then ensued quite a commotion caused
by a piece of legislation which appears
to be radicalism in the extreme. Mr.
Domiuick on behalf of a free confer
ence committee submitted a dipensary
bill outright for a bill to uffoct the
The House feil upon tho report,
kuifed it iu the neck, and the whole
business was rejected. Tho followiug
is a copy of the report:
The conimillco on freo conference
to whom was referred a bill to amend
an act entitled u An act to amend an
act entitled 1 an act to amend an act
entitled " An act to provide for tho
county govcrumeut of the various coun
ties of this State," approved tho (5th
day of March, ISO!),'" approved Feb
ruary 10th, 11)00, respectfully report
that they have carefully considered the
same and recommend ihat the title
thereof and all after tho enacting words
bo stricken out and the following be
inserted in lieu thereof :
A bill to authorize and empower tho
boaid of directors of tho State dispen
sary to grant permits for tho establish
ment and operation of dispensaries for
tho salo of beer by retail or otherwise
in cities of over 20,000 population and
to provide for the bonding of the hold
ers of such permits and to appoint
Ho it enacted by the General Assem
bly of tho Stalo of South Carolina:
Section 1. That tho board of direc
tors of the State dispensary be, and
they are hereby, authorized to grant
permits for the establishment and
operation of dispensaries for the sale
of beer by retail or otherwise, in all
cities of this State of over 20,000 popu
lation, and they arc furthor authorized
and empowered to nppoiut the dispon
soia who shall conduct the said estab
Sec. 2. That said permits shall con
tinue and bo of force for a term of four
years, unless sooner revoked for cause
by Stato board of directors. And tho
holders thorcof shall have power to
manufacture, bottle and sell, by retail
or otherwise, bcor according lo tho
restrictions now provided by law.
Sec. 8. That tho holders of such per
mits shall bo required to give bond in
tho same amount, and to bo approved
in tho same manner as now provided
by law for the bond of county dispen
W. C. Houoii,
j. T. Douglass,
Commilteo on part of Sonalo.
W. O. Tatum,
Fred EL. Dominick,
TlIOS. 11. BlJTLKll,
Committee on part of Houoe.
In supporting this report Mr. Domi
nick said that under a ruling of tho
chair a fow days sinco it would bo
competent for tho committco to in
troduce tins roport. As to tho merits
of tho mattor he said that the bill seeks
to correct a dofectivo statuto of I no I
which makes almost identical provisions
It is proposed to take tho beer dispon
sarios out of local politics.
Spoakor Slovonson had called Mr.
Moses to tho chair. Tho IIouso was
in somowhat of a quandary. This was
an innovation in legislation. Tho point
of order was raised that the bill was
not germano to tho bill on which tho
comautteo had been appointed.
Tho matter was discussed by Messrs.
Izlar, Sinklcr, Williams, Wingo and
Ashley, who opposed accepting the re
Mr. Mosos declared thai it was im
necessary foi tho chair to rule whether
or not the report could bo presontcd,
but it was competent for tho House
to do whatevor it pleased with tho bill.
Tho I louse, with but two or thrcodhv
sonting voicos rojecled the report of
The matter is apparently on its face
a bill of local purpoit, an innocent lit
tle affair which bad gotten into a free
conference committee. Tho chair in
such matters appoints a coramitloo on
free conference, the members of which
are by courlosy suggested by those in
toresled in the bill. Tho substitution
of extraneous matter by thocommittoe
caused no little indignation, for it was
a proposition which had not been oven
remotely discussed by tho IIojho this
Last year the identical bill passed
tho House, but was tied up in the Sen
ate. Similar radical legislation w.?s
carried through at that limo, but has
been held to bo unconstitutional, be
cause the bill is uotacomtniMcobill, and
it was also a mullet of innocent ap
pearance in the beginning, relating to
distilleries in Pickens County, but by
tho timo tho I reo conform cecommitteo
finished with it the bill eliminated
Pickeus from consideration and mado
it possible lor the big distillery to he
established in Columbia and for the
State board of control to elect the beer
disponsers in Charleston. At the timo
thoro was a big light on in Charleston
between rival lY.otions trying to control
the beer business. The county boaid
preforred one side while the Si ate
board is said to have had Ienning9 to
ward the other side. A long and bitter
controversy and l?gal light oasucd, and
tho act of l'JUl was disregarded, and
tho county board mado its appoints
meats. Those appoint incuts cxpito in
April of this year, and the bill which
tho free conference committee at
tempted to get through would have put
tho election of their successors into the
hands of the State board, with a four
year toriu for the beer dispensers so
I Disregarding nil merits or demerits
' of tho case, tho report of the free cou
1 ference committee last night was evon
moro oxtrome iu the way of legislation
thau was Iho amendment put through
The ruling of Speaker Stevenson a
few nights ago might have given rise
in a measure to this attempt. Mr.
Stevenson ruled that a bill notgermano
to tho question might bo inserted after
tho enacting words, according to .lef
for8on's manual. However, he declared
subsequently that a little common
souse should be used in legislation and
while it is permissible to make such a
motion, yet it is not commendnble
practice and tho enacting body should
not look favorably upon such propo
The act which was passed last year
will hardly give tho relief for which it
was intended, and tho beer light iu
Charleston which is said to have ai
lected local and county politics is not
Tili.man's Wkkd Bxpkrt.?Once
upon u timo, not so very long ago,
says tho Washington Post, Senator
i Tillman sought a place under the Dis
trict government for one of his con
stituents. It so happened thai just
then an electnctian was wanted, and
so Mr. Tillman was told that if he had
a man who could till the place the ap
pointment would he made at once.
Remembering a young man who
had studied chemistry and physics,
Senator Tillman wired him to come to
Washington. He came. He was a
raw-boned South Carolina country lad,
and, all unconscious of the work
for which he was desired, he re
ported for duty. At the end of two
or three weeks he returned to Senator
"Senator," ho said, " I'vo been dis
"That's too bad," replied Mr. Till
man, " but I think that if you go
down to the navy yard and register
you can get another job."
The young man went down to the
navy yard, but came back with a long
face. " Thoy will not let mo regis
ter," ho remarked, "unless 1 get a rec
ommendation from my last employer."
"And can not you get that?" asked
" I don't think I can," confessed
the youth. "Down at the navy yard
they want an electrician. While I
was wot king for the District Commis
sioners I was an inspector of weeds on
J. S. J. Monks, the American
painter of sheop, has pursued his
favorite subject on two continents, in
the New England hills and the Swiss
mountains, and has slept with tho shep
herds and lived with the farmers in his
efforts to study this most difficult of
animals for painting.
There is a rich and royal treat in
store for tho Irishmen of New York.
The 12th anniversary of the birth ol
Robert Emmet, Ii eland's patriot-mar
tyr, will be celebrated March 2 at the
Academy of Music thcro under tho aus
pices of *ho Clan-na-Gael. Senator
Tillman of South Carolina, will deliver
PROM A BACHELOR'S VIEW.
Let not your left band know what
your right hand does not do.
Men seldom talk when thoro is noth
ing to saj ; womon seldom don't.
A womau would ralhor bo not lovod
but noticed, than to ho loved but not
Lending monoy isn't any moro risky
than speculating in Wall strcot, hut it.
makes more enemies.
Fa'liug in love is inspiration; staying
there is habit.
Tho witty man is never tho wise
man; the wise man is never the happy
Wheu a man says ho is ruiued it al
ways means money; when it is a wo
mas we!!, she never ^ays it.
There is one road to heaven, which
is never overcrowded; there are 40,000
to perdition, and all have rapid transit
Modesty uover blushes at what im
modesty pretends to.
It takes a father to point an cxamplo,
but a mother to be one.
Boys and girls cau got infatuated
with each other without the help of co
A man who will bring sbamo to his
pareuts will not lu sifato to bring shame
Tho way to insult a woman in a
slroot car is to insist that thero is room j
enough for one moro when sho is ac
cupying three seals.
Lots of suburbanites know bettor but
can't help themselves.
There is no groat harm in falling
down unless you stay down.
Tho man who doosu't lovo a dog
doesn't know how to lovo a woman.
When a man gives his wife money
to pay hei bills she always feels lie
hasn't given auyilnng to her, but to
Tho moro a womau loves a man the
moro sho pities other people for lack
ing tho discrimination to appreciate
good qualities as she docs.
A man of strong will can niako any
woman do anything thai sho wants to.
A litLlo bit of sweetness comes out
of a kiss every time you take it off the
It isu't necessary for a man to be a
hypnotist in order to get bis mind con
centrated on iho toothache.
The same woman who has money
enough to have her red hair called gold
en tresses can stc.d and have it culled
Nine men out of ten who start at the
top reach gibe b>'toni, but nine out
of ten who Start at the bottom stay
If sonic preacher was only smart
enough to put a side door in his church
he would have it filled with men who
would go in from force of habit.
When a very young man begins to
know how much less he knows than
ho thinks ho known then he knows
something that is really worth know
"During my absence," says a phyisi
cian quoted by The Rochester Posl
lOxprcss, " my two boys got into my
consulting room, where they began
to play at being 'doctors.' Presently
one of them unlocked the door and dis
closed a skeleton. 'Pooh. What are
you 'fraid of?' he asked. ' It's noth
ing but an old skcllinglon.' 'W-wh
where did it come fron?' asked tho
other with chattering teeth. 'Oh, I
don't krow, Papa's had it a long lime.
I expect it was Iiis liest patient.' "
That sparrows arc not tho pet they
are painted has just been proved by
tho woll known English naturalist,
Bradley, who observed that a pair of
sparrows brought to the nests of Iben*
youngsters no less thau .'5 ,'200 insects
during a single week. In tho course
of one summer, Bradley states, a pair
of sparrows destroys at least fiO.000 in
The principal motor car used by the
King of the Belgians is a small palace
on wheels, and as commodious as a
railway carriage. It contains a sitting
and a sleeping room, a drcssina room,
as well as servants' quarters; in fact,
it is a motor llat, and cost the sum of
.1'10,000. King Leopold is the most
ardent and experienced of royal mo
Joncsboro, a new village now being
laid out at Fort Lee, llvo miles from
Richmond, Va., is to be populated by
negroes only. The site consists of 800
acres, cut up into building lots, a
park, orchards, grazing lands and
small farms for trucking.
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Tho Pans Treaty negotiated at tho
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United States all of Spain's West
Indies possessions except Cuba. Now
tho question arises as to whether tho
Isle of Fines, South of Cuba, belongs
to this country or not. Tho inhabitants
of tho island have petitioned to bo put
formally under the sovereignty of the
United States, while the Cubans claim
tho island as a part of their country, it
boing simply a contiguous island whoso
noarness to tho Cuban coast makes it
reasonably appertain to the larger is
land. It is probablo that wo will re
tain it as a United Stales poesossion.
Tho small-pox opidemic in London
shows nu alarming increaso, and as a
rosult the wholo royal family has been
vaccinated. King Edwnrd is now
going about with his arm in a sling
and tho Queen was rendered quite ill
after tho inoculation. Lord Koseborry
and other leading diplomats havo fol
lowed tho sovereign's cxaraplo, and
indeed the wholo episodo is said to bo
an oxamplo to make the common peo
ple submit to vaccinatiou in spito of a
prejudico that exists ngainst it. It is
a rcmarkablo coincidence that tho pre
sent outbreak coincidos with that of
tho coronation year of 1838.
Bishop Doane of Albany, N. Y.,
was standing in front of a drug storo
in that oily tho other dny talking to the
druggist and a well known surgoon.
Noarby stood an undertaker's wagon
which tho drivor had left thoro for a
few moments whilo ho went into a
store to mako a purchase. Presently
a friend of tho bishop came along. Ho
was about to stop for a chat with the
group, but suddenly changed his mind.
?? Doctor, druggist, priest and under
taker's wagon," ho said, as he moved
on. "That combination is a littlo too
suggestivo to suit mo. I'll pass."
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