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The Laurens Advertiser !
$i.$o per Year in Advance.
Tho uight was closing down over
the hills of San Frauclsc.o. It was
cold uud tho biting wind whirled down
the lighted pavement of Market street
and blow tho rags of smoko?only ono
could not soo that?from the face of
the waxing moon whicli bogan to llaro
faintly above tho myriads of colored
IMiffkins turned up his coat collar
and thrust his hands into his pockets,
and bent forward at an angle against
tho wind. Ho walked swiftly, reck
lessly, never feeling it as ho roughly
jostled passerby after passerby, nor
heeding tho bard glances that were di
re clod at him by tho disgruntled oues.
His brain was in a whtrl. Ho was
conscious of a dim desire to get amoug
peop.'o?a crowd?noise, excitemout.
It was tho tumult within him calling
for rosnon80 in his environment.
Emmubcllc Harrington had just ro
fused hini. It v?as not tho first timo,
hut it was vastly different from tho
othor times. On this occasion if had
been borno in upon him that sho
meant what olio snid. Kmmabollo was
a typewriter girl, a gray eyed mite who
lived in Oakland, and her ways wore
bo quiet and hor speech wns so gentle
that when she said no at lirst Hliffkius
had never dreamed tbnt, ahn meant it.
Perhaps it is truo that sho was in tho
wrong not to havo made her refusal
more decided, but something must bo
sot down to IMiffkins' over-whelming
conceit: anyhow, there it was?he had
been going on loving her, ovor more
and more, until when the final wrench
came it seemed to BliiYkina that there
was nothing left in lifo for him.
Of course, Hhffkius' was not a man
of decided character or of wido experi
ence, or his better sense would have
asserted itself. Ho was of the emo
tional type rather than the intellectual
and an emotional person's strength la
just bis strength in his most dangerous
mood?the chain no stronger than its
weakest link. Ho was a clerk in ono
of the wholesale houses of tho city at a
salary of scvouty-ilve dollars a month.
1'.hft kins was not angry with Em
mabellc. He was filled with wonder
at her strange pcrversencss, and with
pity for himself. Also there was a
rago of blind jealousy within him, for
ho reasoned that if sho did not love
him well enough to marry him it must
bo becauso sho loved sombody else
better. Hut nobody could lovo her
better than he, ho was certain of that.
"Why, ho would dio for herl That
would prove bis devotion. She v/ould
bo sorry then. An image of his staik
corpse, and Eoimabelle weepiugly
identifying it, tilled his eyes with tears.
Go to I lie would commit suicide.
H ) really meant it, for ho lovod her
sine ly and sho had given him a
moiUi hurt. lie turned abruptly,
walked a few blocks and stood wait
ing for a car to the Oakland ferry.
fIc retlccted that be had a few hun
dred dollars in tho bank. Sho might
as well have that. He left the corner
and entered the olllco of a notary pub
lic. Tho business took nearly an
He came out of tho oflice feeling de
cidedly bettor. Tho necessary atten
tion to details had diverted his mind
fro.u his trouble. It occurred to him
that ho ought to leave the world de
ceully attired. Ho walked the few
blocks to his hotel, bathed and shaved
and exchanged bis colored shirt and
gray business suit for his best black
broadcloth and white linen. Ho don
ned his ne\y topcoat and caught l be car
for the fi rry.
It was the tir?t feriy after six and
was crow led with city workers going
to their suburban homes. Hut the
night was cold and everybody stayed
That is, everybody except Blift'kins
and one other mau. Tho stranger
paced back and forth on tho deck on
the port side, smoking. Something in
his air arrested HlilTkins' nono too
alert intention. He was shabby and
discouraged looking, but bore certain
marks of re?nemont. HlilTkins felt
vaguely annoyed; somehow he resent
ed a stranger's presence when he
should do tho deed. Tins was foolish,
as ho presently rcllccted. It would bo
well to have a witnoss; they would find
him the more quickly.
Ho approached the rail and stood
looking down at the dancing of the
lights on tho dark water. lio shivered
a little; it was deucedly cold. The
stranger paced back and forth behind
him for a time, then stopped. "What
are you doing here?" ho said harshly.
" Waiting," returned HlilTkins with
" Waiting for what?"
" "Waiting for the ferry boat to get
opposito Goat island," with a sugges
tion of dramatic emphasis. He was
following tho then prevailing fashion
in San Francisco suicides in tho choice
of place. Ho was somewhat in won
der to find himself not only unresont
ful, but communicative.
" Ho am I," tho stranger returned.
He knocked his cigar against the rail
and replaced it between bis lips. " I
am going to jump overboard when we
got there. Now don't betray mo,"
ho said quickly, " for if you should you
would merely cause mo the trouble of
making a return trip."
" I have no intontion of betraying
you," HlilTkins said in a suppressed
tone. " That is just what I am going
to do myself."
Tho two stared at each olhor. Final
ly the stranger vontured, " What for?"
" What are you doing it for?" re
" I hnvo no hesitation in telling you.
I am suffering from a lingering and
incurable diseaso. It not only makes
me wretched, hut unlit for work. I
have no means and I haven't any de
sire to become a public beneficiary, so
I'm taking this way out of it.." A
pause, then he added, " One confidence
" Ohj" said Biiffksac, with a painful
offort, ** same old trouble?a girl."
" Thrown you over?" Bliffkins nod
" What's the matUv ?"
" Nothing, only she says she don't
caro for mo.
** Oh, don't you believe it. Never
say die; you'll win out in the long run."
"No; it's no use," ill iff kins respond
ed, drearily. " I ought to see it long
ago, only I was such an ass."
?My boy you'll forget her in a
month. Go and have a glorious old
jag, and you will bo all right."
Bllffkins shook bis head. But he
had got atartod to talking and the rest
of his tale camo forth without much
difficulty. The stranger was soon in
possession of the facts of his bequest
to Kmmabellc. After he had finished
tho man stood looking thoughtfully at
"Five feet eight," "he murmured,
eye to eyo with him, " medium com
plexion, blown hair, blue eyes,
mustache, weight about the some as
mine?Whvu's tho use," ho suld, " of
giving hor all that money and making
hor feel sorry she didn't take you, for
nothing? I'll toll you a trick worth
two of that. Nobody hero knows mo.
Change clothos with me?you'vo pa
pers on to idoutify you I suppose. I'll
jump ovorboard without witness. When
they tiud mo I'll bo changed so thuy
couldu't tell me from you. You go
somewhoro and keop quiet for a month
or two till it's ull blown over; then
come out and claim hor while her re
morse and gratitude **.ro at high tido."
How about tho ??oney?"
" Do you caro for that?you'd get it
" No, but supposo sho shouldu't be
glad to see mo?"
? Is tbere any danger of that?"
? N-no: 1 dou't thiuk sho realized
what sho was doing; sho would bo
glud to have me como back if sho ouce
thought I was dead."
" Well, try it anyway; it cau't do
141 will," said Bliffkius, aud tboy
Tho two tuen retired within the
ferry and exchanged clothing. Thon
Bligkins, suddenly fceliug very queer,
sat down ou a beuch in the saloon and
watched tho other man go out through
the door. Tho rcsomblancu to him
self, back view, was uot reassuring.
Ho was couscious of distinct relief that
his suicide was to bo by proxy.
iiliffkins secured himself in a quiet
lodging iu South Sau Francisco to
await the turn of events. He was in
terested in reading the newspaper ac
counts of his disappearance, and his
bequest to Emmahulle furnished ma
terial for two columns in the yellow
est sheet. But the supplementary tale
of the (hiding of his dead body was
withheld. Tho little money bo h id
with him tided him over the. tlrat few
days, but at last he was obliged to cam
something, and his shabby garb fouud
him an obscure place behind tho
counter of a shabby grocer's shop. Ho
hated !ho work, and found himsolf
desperately homesick for tho magni
ficent surrouudings of Iiis uptown
position. Two weeks went by; he
began to venture about the city a little.
Ho did uotdaro to go uear Emmabello's
home, fceliug less and less sure of bis
welcomo even had the longed-for
identification taken place. Hut ho
tried to catch a glimpse of her.
Tho meeting canio about quito un
expectedly, after all, one Sunday in
Golden Gate Hark. He saw her whilo
sho was at some distance, walking with
a mau of his own height, dressed in
black. Hhlikins did not know him,
but was suro bo had seen him before.
Ho noticed with pain their under
standing of each other was evidently
perfect. Nevertheless lie went toward
her boldly. She raisod her eyes. Her
faco turned wbito and she caught at
her escort's arm. 41 Hmuiabellcl" said
x?I?you have the advantage of
me, sir," she faltered.
" Emmabollc!" he repealed, in a be
seeching tone. A masculine voico cu
" Confound your impudence! What
do you mean by speaking to my wile?"
HlilTkins looked at him squarely for
tho ilrst time. That comprehensive
glance took in also Iiis own best bnt,
lio and broadcloth coat. Hotb men
took a step backward. The one mut
tered a curse. The other's jaw drop
ped. A moment they stood so, then
Emmabello's voice broke tho s ell. "O
George, please take me away!"
A party of tourists, a dozen in all,
came up behind them, laughing and
chatlering. They hi ro them past and
left Hliffkias standing alone.
"Well, I'll be-!" said HlilTkins.
MIM, ARP CARRIED MAILS.
He Tells of the Difference Now
mid the i.<>n<_> Ago*?Postage
Then Very llij>h.
Now you young people, girls and
boys, excuse me for telling you a story
about the old times. Kixty-four yoats
ago, when I was twelve years old, my
father was the postmaster m our town
aud had to make contracts forcairying
tho ma 1 toother neighboring towns.
Ho gavo these contracts to nee y men
and tho pay was generally one dollar a
day. One of these mon got sick and
my father made mo tako his place aud
ride the mail to Koswell all winter. It
was twenty-live miles away and I bad
to ride there and back in a day, and he
paid mo tho dollar foe every trip. It
was a bitter winter and sometimes
when I got homo I had to bo helped
off of tho horse, for I was frozen up
and helpless. Hut I was a tough aud
hardy boy and always ready foi the
On my first ride the good old women
on my route did not know mo. Thoy
used to kuit socks and send them to
town by the oid man to sell and carry
back somo coffee or sugar or indigo, or
copperas, or some little thing, but thoy
didn't know mo, aud I .remember that
one old woman came out to the gate
and said: " Are you the mail boy?"
And 1 laughed and said: "Yob, mam,
I am not a female boy." Sho smiled
It is very con
venient to attribute
the disasters which
overtake us to fate.
But for the most
part man ia the
arbiter of his own
men are struck
down suddenly as
by lightning. The
verdict is generally
"heart failure." "His heart was weak.
It was fate for him to meet this cud."
But if we went behind the "weak ? heart
we should find a " weak " stomach, prob
ably, and back of the weak stomach i*
careless eating at irregular hours.
When the stomach is diseased the
organs depending on the stomach for
nutrition arc starved. Starvation means
weakness of the body and its organs.
Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery
cures diseases of the stomach and other
organs of digestion and nutrition. When
these organs are cured, diseases of heart,
liver, lungs and kidneys, caused by the
diseased stomach, are cured also.
"in the fell of 1807 I wa? tnken with smother
ing apells, palpitation of the hearc, and a dis
tressed reefing in my stomaob." writes Mr.
II. W. Ktnney, of Knight. Doddrldge Co.. Weit
V?. "I consulted a d?ctor ami he said I had
organic heart trouble. He gave me nome medi
cine, hut it did me no good. I then tried dlfTcr
ent kinds of patent medicine*, but they only
helped me a little. I then sent and got five
I.i- . of Dr. Pierce'* Cotden Medical Discov
ery Defore the first bottle was gone I felt a
change. When the five bottle* were gone I
began to work. I had not worked any for a
?I am welt and can eat anything now with
the exception of pork, and greasy food."
i Doctor Plerce's Pleasant Pellets Cure
" I was very poorly and could
hardly get about the house. I was
tired out all the time. Then I tried
Aycr's Sarsaparilla, and it only
took two bottles to make me feel
perfectly well."? Mrs. N. S. Swln
ney, Princeton, Mo.
Tired when you go to
bed, tired when you get
up, tired all the time.
Why? Your blood is im
pure, that's the reason.
Vou are living on the
border line of nerve ex
haustion. Take Aycr's
Sarsaparilla and be
quickly cured. S'K
Atk your doctor what he thlnkt of Ayer't
H.trinparilla. He knowi all about till* grand
old f unii v medicine. Follow hit advice and
we will bo (attuned.
J. O. avkk Co., Lowell, Matt.
and said: "You are mighty litllo to
carry bundles, but I would like for you
to take a couple of pairs of socks and
bring mo back the pay in coffee if you
will. I'll give you a little bag to put
it in aud you can hang it on to the
saddle." Of course 1 did, fori always
liked to Obligo tho women, and besides
my father kept a store and got the
trade. Sometimes I had as much out
side of tho mail bag as thero was in
side. I mado fourteen silver dollars
that winter and felt rich.
lint I want to tell you about the
mail business as it was then. There
were no stamps or stamped envelopes
?nor any otber kind of envelopes.
Wo wrote on a lone naner called fools
cap. It got that name from tho wator
mark which was a fool's cap aud bolls
stamped ou tho paper. After writing
we could fold tho sheet up to the
size of a letter and slip one fold in tho
other? thumb paper fashion?then seal
it with a wafor and address it. Tho
wafers wero roun.i and thiu and wore
made of llour paste and when held on
tho tonguo a moment got soft and
sticky. In my young days the postage
was paid at the end of the lino by tho
ono who received the letter. It was
12 1-2 cents if it did not como or go
outsido of tho Stale?IS 3s 4 if from or
to au adjoiuing State and 25 cents if
still furthor off. Hut if it was to go to
California it bad to bo prepaid and sent
by Wells aud Fargo's express and cost
a dollar and was a month on tbo way.
Just think of i?. Now it costs only
two cents and takes only four days.
That overland express almost made
us boys carzy. They publishdd a book
called " Ten Years Among tho Mail
Bags " and it had pictures in it?pic
tures of tho boys riding tho mail ou
Indian ponies?riding on a run of ton
miles in an hour, aud then be was
lifted off of bis pony and put on a fresh
ono for another ten miles. Tbo boys
bad to weigh not less than sixty nor
over ninety pounds and had to moke
forty miles a day?twenty cast and
twouty west. It took about two hun
dred boys aud four hundred ponies to
do the work and I wanted to ba ono of
tho boys mighty bad. Part of the
routo was beset by hostilo Indians and
tho express company had to keep
soldiers at those stations to guard tho
I ponies, and the boys had to keep a
I sharp lookout between tho stations.
; One of tho pictures showed some In
': dinns shooting at a boy as ho bent over
on the pony's neck and was Hying like
the wiud. He had loft the track and
tnken roundanco on them, and I
thought that was heroic.
Tbo letters were limited to a singlo
I sheet of paper and a thousand to a bag
. and that made about twonly pounds of
mail. Besides the mail there wero
somo iwo-pony hacks with two drivers
and guns and theso carried gold dust
fiom the mines to the Eastern States
and wero limited to two hundred
pounds, which was worth nearly 850,
000 and was a tempting prize to both
whito and Indian robbers. But the
gold express ran at irregular intervals
and nobody know when it was coming.
Hut now about postage. Not many
foolish letters were written in those
days. It cost too much and made tho
man mad when bo had to pay 25 cents
to IS 3-4 or 12 1-2 cents for it. The
next ono tho writer would send would
not bo taken out and would go
to Washington as a dead lotter. I
reckon you wonder why tho postage
was in such curious amounts. Well,
we didn't have any decimal etirroncy
then?no dimes or half dimes. Tho
dollar was divided into sixteen parts
instead of twenty; one part was called
a thrip, which was 6 14 cents. Thrip
is an abbreviation for threepence. Two
parts was called a sovenpence aud its
value was 12 1-2 cents. I don't be
lieve I have soon a thrip or a seven
pence in fifty years. The government
called them all in and iseued dimes and
half dimes instead.
In ruminating about the wonderful
change in our postal laws since I was
a boy I am prepared to say that noth
ing that has been discovered or in
vented has wrought such beneficial re
sults aud so much comfort to the peo
ple. What pleasure at home is more
valued than the reception of letters
from kindred and frionds who are far
away? Postage is only one-tenth what
it used to be, but there are twenty
times as many letters written by every
person who can write and there are ten
limes as many to write them. The
great Northern mail used to come to
our town once a week and a single sack
in the boot of a stage contained it.
Now five times that quantity comes
twice a day. 1 used to write about two
letters a week and now I write twenty
live or thirty and receLvo more than I
writo. For I have quit answering
many letters that inclose no stamp.
The number of letters increases faster
than the postage decreases. When
the postage had to be paid at the end
of the line it was pretty hard to receive
a disagreeable letter and hAve to pay
for it. My father was a merchant for
nearly fifty years and sold goods on a
year's time, and sometimes wo had to
write dunning letters to his customors.
He wrote one to a very slow man and
got no answer, so ho wrote another and
the slow man wrote back that he would
have to wait until he made another
crop, and aa postage was high and silver
was scarce, ho advised a very limited
correspondence. He wrote another to
a belated customer at Warsaw and
another and another and then got a
reply which said:
"I have received your letters, but
they were a long time on the way. If
you had sent them round by Atlanta
and Marietta and Koswell I would have
gotten them sooner, for we have two
mails a week by that route, but only
one by the way yon sent them. Here
after you had better send them that
way. Our mail system is very imper
fect. It takes six weeks for me to get
letter from Jack, who is in the Arkan
to the acre at less cost, means
in the Cotton fertilizer improves the
soil; Increases yield?larger profits.
Send for our book (frco) explaining how t?
gut these results.
GERMAN KALI WORKS,
93 Nassau St., New York.
saw. You remember Jack. Hut I am
always glad to hear from you. Your
friend, William Watjsks.
" P. S.?As for that account of last
year, which you say has run a long
time?as tho boy said to the molasscB,
just let her run. W. W.
I wondor if our young peoplo know
who was our first postmaster general?
He was tho postmastor general boforo
tho revolution and was turned out by
Kiug Georgo becauso he was suspected
of being a rebel and his name was
Bonjamin Franklin. Wl en the Dec
laration of ludepeudonce was passed
he ostablishod an indepondont line and
boycotted tho English Bystom and
afterwards organizctl a Bystom of our
own. Sir Rowland Hill tvas the post
mastor geuoral of England and in 1781
established what was called the penny
post. Beforo that the English mer
chants hired men to carry their letters.
When tho battlo of the Waterloo was
fought tho Rothschilds hired private
carriers to bring the n tho uows of the
great battle. English crcdii and bonds
aud consols wero fien away down to
twouty-fivo conts on tho dollar, for
Napoleon was just r inning rough shod
ovor kiugdoms and governments. The
Rothschilds get tho news of his dofeat
twenty-four hours sooner than tho
bankers of London and thoy secrotly
bought up all the bonds and slocks and
consols tboy could lind, aud when the
good nows camo of tho great victory
these bonds and stocks jumped up to
par m a day and tho Rothschilds made 1
many millions and this was tbc beginn
ing of thoit great fortuuo. It was a
moan, dirty trick, but thoy didn't care.
For nearly a century they have con
trolled tbo fiuauces of tho civilized
world and nations could not go to war
without consulting tho Rothschilds.
But now they havo to take a bnck seat,
for Piorpont Morgan and Rockefeller
and a few others cau control more
monoy than they can. But our postage
lias not yot got to tbo lowest notch.
The peoplo say it must bo reduced to
1 cent, and a bill has been introduced
in Congress to that effect aud letters
will soon bo delivered at almost every
man's house if be lives on a public
highway. Verily, it passeth compre
hension. I received a letter aud a
paper this morning from Australia.
Tboy bad come 12,000 miles for 0 cents
and found me, although thorc are half
a dozen Cartersvillos in tbc United
States. There is no system so perfect
as tbo postal system aud no man can
steal fioni it without being caught.
AN UNUSUAL, COINCIDENCE
Two Women Who Had i'llHHcd
as Married Men in New York
Ono of tho strangest coincidences in
human life took placo last week when
the newspapers announced the dis
covery of the fact that a person sup
posed to bo a married man in Now
York provod to be a woman when dead,
ana at tho same time just such a re
velation was made about a woman in
A person who was known in Canan
daigua, N. Y., for five years as William
C. Howard died suddenly, and an au
topsy showed that tho supposed man
was a woman. Howard, who was
employed as a farm hand, went to
Canadaigua live years ago with a wo
man, who was known as Mrs. Howard.
Two children were born to tho sup
The dead woman worked for farm
ers in the neighborhood, and those
most intimately acquainted with the
family novor had tho slightest suspicion
that sho was not a man. The cause
of the woman's denth is a mystery. On
Wednesday night she look two tablets
for a throat affection, and was dead in
ton minutes. Tho medicine was sont
from Wollsville, N. Y., where rolatives
reside. The authorities are completely
mystified as to all matters touching
upon tho woman's life. They do not
know her right name. Two men,
claiming to be half-brothers, attended
the funeral, but refused to divulge any
information. An inquest was to bo
held, and some light may be thrown
upon the strange case.
The little manufacturing town of
Ettrlck, across the rivor from Peters
burg, Vu., was the scene of the other
strange and mysterious occurrence,
where Georgo Green, a citizen known
to every man, woman and child in the
vicinity as a man, turned out to be a
woman. He was seventy-two years
old, and for forty-one years had been
known to the world as tho husband of
Mary Green and bo had mingled with
men, consumed a man's daily ration of
tobacco, and worn boots, trousors. sub
penders, and all tho apparol of a man.
The woman who was decoivod into
marrying another woman, believing
her to be a men, sacrificed tho best
years of her life rather than divulge
tho secret which tho object of her af
fections begged her to keep unknown
to the world.
It was a pathetic sceno to seo tho de
voted woman weeping by tho form of
her loved one who iu lifo was known
as her husband, George Greeu. For
thirty-flvo years Mrs. Green has carried
upon hor heart the secret and never
even by intimation mado known the
fact that ono whom she married for a
man was a woman. And this secret
would have been buried with the form
had not strangers boon called to porform
the last offices for the dead. Mrs.
Green deeply doplorea the fact that
her sorrow has been exploited before
Whon asked why she did not preparo
the body for burial, she said she strug
gled with herself for a time, hut could
not gather courage to prepare the body
of oue eho loved ao dearly, and that
after the men bad offered their sorvices
she accepted them and turned the body
over to be attended by them.
** Alter a courtship, extending over
a few months," she said, " George
Green and I, then Mrs. Mary Riddle,
were married in trie, Pa., thirly-tlvo
years ago, the ceremony being per
formed uccordiug to the Catholic faith.
A few days after tho marriage, Greeu
told mo ho was not a man and im
plored me not to dtvulgo the fact, but
live with him and lot oaoh be a help to
tho other. When the secret was re
vealed to me I was almost ovorcomo
with astonishment, but promised Green
that his request would bo granted and
since that time we have lived together
as brother and sister."
Mrs. Grcon wept bitterly whou Bbe
rellected that the world now knows
tho secret she had so long guarded.
" It has been the sacriUco of my lifo,"
sho said, " but I boliove I am happier
now for tho sacrifice." She Bpoaks of
hor companion's memory as tenderly |
as only a woman can speak of a loved |
ono. Standing by tho bier, bbo placed
her hand upon Green's brow aud said:
m I am not afraid to put my baud on
him. Ho was tbo noblest soul that
ever lived. Ho has worked hard
through hin lifo, und has beon all I bad
to cheer mo. No niau cau say ho evor
wronged him. Ho was a Christian
ami I believe ho is now with Christ."
Horo tho womau broko dowu. She
could speak no further, and turned
away, weeping as if hor heart would
Sho is a largo woman with intelli
gent, refined features, and no more af
fecting scene was evor witnessod than
her weeping nt tho cold, dead form of
tho womau whom tho world kuow as
hor husband. Greeu always associated
with men aud engaged in pursuits and
diversions common to thorn. She
smoked, but seldom chowed, and was
not addicted to driuk.
Mrs. Green was aakod if her hus
band bad always worn malo apparel
She promptly responded, " Yes," but
when asked if husbatid told her this,
sho said it was a matter they never
discussed, aud that no word referring
to tho fact was over spoken between
them after he revealed to her the truth.
Sho said that after she found sho had
been deceived sho considorcd it her
own affair and therefore, made it
kuowu to no one, bearing all her sor
row alone. Sho would not wrong him
for tho world and after pledging herself
kept sacredly the pledge.
Tho membors of tbo family living
hero with Green did not know the
truth, nor would they beliovo it when
they were told that their " Uncle
George" was a woman. Mrs. Jobu
Moriarity, her niece, who was born
after tho death of her father, was
raised by hor, and looked to her as a
father. Greeu, during hor illness,
seemed miserable when her companion
was not present, and tho woman is al
most overcome with fatigue from wait
ing at the bedsido. Green has willed
ail the property to Mrs. Green, which
sho says consist maiuly of a valuable
plantation near Raleigh, N. C.
TI108O who at llrst censured, now
pity tho woman, and recognize the
nobility of the character sho has shown
in carrying untold a sorrow, because it
gave happiness to another. Her course
is commended by every one now, and
thoso who dared offer suggestions
against her, aro repentant. Tho caso
is, indeed, ono that cannot bo solved
?KAUFORT WATT3 HALL.
The Oreenville Mountaineer. Maroh 29.
The message comes from Old Laurons
that tho friend of our youth and riper
yoars, tho comnulo in bivouac and in
battle, tho beloved brothor in an ancient
and hcuorablo fraternity, whoso namo
heads this article, haB passed Crom earth
tc his final reward. Col. Ball was a
c mrtoous and courtly gontleman, a true,
warm hearted and genial friend, a bravo,
fearless a'id unselfish Boldior, a genuine
and unostentatious patriot, a loyal and
dovotod citizen, an humble and unpro
toutiouo Christiau whoso soul was in
on is' ii with tho highest ideals of a per
feet lifo. This is not oxtravagant eulogy
upon our departod comrade, aud those
who bavo known him from the days of
his young manhood until tho preaont
titno will cordially assent to tbo descrip
tion wo bavo given of him in tho various
relations of life.
Col. Ball was gifted by naturo and
highly endowod intellectually. His ami
ablo disposition and lovable qualities
made him friends in every walk of life,
aud his accomplishments in the world of
lcttors mado him a charming companion
in the most relined circles. Few men
were readier in the realm of litorature,
and his writings almost Invariably bore
OVideuCO of his Wide acquaintance with
tho classics and standard works. He
was fond of usiug tho pou, and for a
number of yoars at intervals he edited
tho local newspapers in Lnurone. It was
as a friend aud citizen that ho will be
sadly missed, and from tho children to
tho aged of hia community thore will bo
unaftectod sorrow at the death of one
who was unlv rsally loved aud rospocted
Ho had filled many olacos of honor
among tho pooplo whom ho loved, and
their trust in him was nevor shaken
uudor any circumstances. He is gone
from tho scenes of his youth, and has
outlived tho host who gaily welcomed
him as a companion in those halcyon
days; he has seen comrades by tho scores
and hundreds pass over the river ahead
pf him, and at a ripe age ho has boon
gathcrod to his fathers, honored In overy
avenuo of laudablo work and ambition,
and mourned by tho State whoso overy
interest was dear to his mind aud heart
The conviction chat be cannot be a
policeman and a consistent Christian
at tbc same time has caused Harry G.
lOmerson to resign from the Wcs'.
Springfield polico force. Emerson is
25, married, and has two children
Emerson had.supposed that violations
of the liquor law and the existence of
gambling houses and disorderly places
were due to the incompetence of the
police. Great was Iiis surprise on re
porting violations of law to find that
no account was taken, and that the au
thorities frowned on his efforts. Emer
son is a member of the Methodist
church and officer of the Sunday school.
Sixteen descendants of Anthony
Binckett met at Portland, Me., last
week, to discuss their alleged title to a
large tract of land in the business cen
ter of that city. They claim that about
200 years ago an nncestor sold some
land and, as bis wife did not sign the
deed, all subsequent titles are invalid
and the property ought to revert to the
heirs. The Hon. Thomas Brackotl
ltccd is ono of the alleged heirs to this
estate, estimated to be worth $t>,000,
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Physicians fail to give conclusive cx;
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described it as ono in which tho woman
had tho sensibilities of a man. lie be
hovos that whatever there is mascu
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To the Editor of The Laurena Advertiser:
The following communication issued
by the Assistant Agriculturist of Clem
son Agricultural college is of so much
value to the farmers of this Slate ou ac
count of tho present high price of all
feed products for farm animals and
Btock, that / have determined to get you
to publish this as an advertisement for
which our company will bear tho ox
As somo of the products made up In
the ration as made by Mr. Connor may
not bo available to various planters, I
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aro available to him, both rough forage
and concentrated food, and Mr. Connor
will take plcasuic in making up a ration
to suit his needs as ho has dono iu this
Conoral Manager Tho Southern Cotton
Cheap Rations for Horses and
To the Bditor Of Tho Laurena Advertiser:
Farmers from various sections of the
Stato havo been writing asking about
tho advisability of feeding horses aud
mules on cotton seed meal and hulls and
also asking for a cheaper ration than
Tho following prices aro given in a
lottcr from Bcranton, 8. ?. : Corn, $10
per ton; oats, $45 per ton: wheat bran.
$25 per ton; cotton seed meal, $25 por
ton; rico mud, $22 per ton. Of course
corn and oats arc out of the question as
a food for horses and mules at the above
prices, so something cheapor must be
The analysis shows that rico meal baa
about tho samo composition as corn meal
and wo havo found that it is just as good
for focdiug pigs. Wo havo fed it to
horses with good results. I think wo
aro safo iu sa>ing that it may bo used in
placo of corn pound for pound.
If no hay or fodder is usod in tho
ration ana hulls aro resorted to as rough
ness some nitrogenous food such as bran
or ootton seed meal must bo used to
supply protoin. Hulls may bo fed with
out auy further fear of injury to tho ani
mal. Should thoy rofueo to eat tho hulls
a little corn meal or bran sprinkled over
the surfaco will tompt them.
A good cheap.ration may bo mado up
Six pounds of rico costing 0.0 cents;
four pounds of whoat bran costing 5 ?
conts; two pounds of cotton seed meal,
costing 2 5 conts ; ton pounds of cotton
seed hulls, costing .'10 cents ; total coat
of ration per day 17 1.
Tho abovo is for a horso or mulo of
1,000 pounds in livo weight.
It is ovldont that a ration mado up of
corn and fodder and containing tho samo
amount of digestible mattor as tbo abovo
ration would cost much moro than tho
The North Carolina experiment station
has fod cotton soed meal and hulls to
horses with good rosults, but tho oxporl
mcnts along this lino havo not boon ox
tenslvo onough to say that cotton sood
moal can bo fed in unlimited quantities
for any longth of time without injury to
Numbers of farmers, howovor, havo
reported that they have fod cotton seed
mosl to mules and horses with good
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