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Six o'clock I And as tho mill boll an
nounced the fact the whir and claug
of machinery died away and was suc
ceeded by the shouts of Btnall boys who
came trooping from the doors of the
great factory. Soon a wide stream of
humanity was surging toward the en
trance gates. Following tho boys
came the young mon with long strides,
and after them the women and girln
and groat mass of operatives, and,
lastly, hobbling along with tho aid ot
canes, the voterans of the mill?men
and women who had almost outlived
their usefulness, but who wero still
kept on tho payroll of tho company.
A few minutes and tho smoko hov
ering over tho red chimney lost itself
in the clouds, tho night watchman
camo out with bis lantern, the gates
were closed, and another day's work
For all but the bookeeper. In his
office he still bent over long columus
. of figures. Up and down, up and down
his fingers moved until at last he raised
his head wearily. It was toe dark to
see. Taking his hat from its nail in
the corner he mado a movement to
ward the door, but instead - >f going out
he suddenly raised . his hand to his
chest with a low ?r,iwp of pain. For a
moment he groped blindly for a chair,
then nank upon tho. tloor. Half an
houj>hitor ho rose slowly and went out,
? can-fully locking the door bohlud him.
As he went down tho steps he looked
like an old mau, bis figure was so bent.
But gradually his walk grew tumor,
and by the time ho had reachod tho
tittle house at the end of tho villago ho
cgained bis customary upright
\ are late, Felix," said a com
U voico aa ho entered tho small
? room; " tea has been waiting
i; Yes, mother, I know," he answer
ed, as he stooped and kissed her
wrinkled forehead; "but I could not
possibly got away sooner. There is a
press of work at tho office, and-"
But the thin bauds were raised np
" Spare me, Felix! Your father
never used to speak about bus'uess.
That was left to the agont. if ho had
lived we Avould never have como to
this," and she glanced about the baro
"Poorlittlo mothorl" his voice was
very tender as he rested his hand for
a moment on her gray hair. " It is
hard, but perhaps it will bo all right
Something in his voico caused her
hps to tremble a little.
" I do not moan to be cross, Folix,"
she said, wistfully, " but everything is
so different. Your fathor should have
left a man in charge of the property.
You are not to blame. You were only
a boy and did what you thought was
He had heard tho complaint many
times before, but he answered simply:
" Yes, mother. I have done what I
thought was best."
At this moment, a tall, fair girl en
tered the room.
" Come, Felix," she said, brightly.
" I shall not wait any Monger. You
must eat supper so I can wash the
dishes. After that you and I will take
a walk down by tho canal. I want to
" A reasonable want," he laughed,
as he followed her into tho dining
Exoept in age they woro very much
alike, this brother and sister; tall and
fair, with warm eyes and quick, sunny
smiles. Only about tho temples of tho
young man?ho was not yet forty?tho
brown hair was beginning to turn.
While he was eating the girl watched
him anxiously. Suddenly sho broke
"I spent tho afternoon with Dr.
"And?and she said that her hus
band had been talking about you?that
you ought to leave tho office."
M Yes, he told mo something to that
effect nearly a year ago, and I believe
has mentioned it several times since."
He spoke lightly and helped himself to
M And you never told us?" reproach
" What was the use? I was not
ready to leave tho ollico." Then he
added, whimsically: " I have arrang
ed for a grand apreo in August. Harry
and Bess will be homo from achool
and the four of us will go for a month's
jollification among tho Maino lakes.
' 'ui Betty will come and stay with
? a moment sho looked at him to
lie were in earnest, then in spite
twenty-two years, promptly
.muted a chair and whirled a napkin
above her head. Then sho indulged
in an energetic pantomime of a war
Felix watched her appreciatively.
? That's tho way I feel," ho said.
?? The mere thought of a vacation aftor
I fifteen years of office werk is like a
tonic. Now, suppose I help you with
the dishes, and thou we will go out and
let you free yourself of tho 'talk.' "
" Felix," she said a little later, as
they were walking along the canal.
"Dr. Breen'a cousin arrived from
Dcnner today. He said he would call
on you soon, and seemed very much
surprised to learn that you were only a
bookkeeper. He said that you had
been one of the brilliant men at col
lege and that great things had boen
expected from you."
Felix laughed a little.
" Bob was my classmate," he said,
" and naturally over-sangutno about
hls'friend. It is the brilliant mon who
usually make failures."
He spoke lightly, something in his
voice caused her to draw nearor.
" Folix," she said, aftor a long pause.
" I want you to tell me all about papa's
affairs. Wo were mere babies when
he died nod you came home from col
lege to look after things. But Hairy
and Bess and I are now old enough to
. take our share of the burden. It is our
right to know."
She spoke enrnostly and as thoy
reaohed a belt of moonlight looked up
into his face
It was very gravo.
" Father was careless," ho said,
" nothing more. We will not speak
about him. Tho rest is vory simple.
1 got a position as bookkeeper and?
that is all."
They walked on awhile, in silence.
Then she said:
" You have not told me all, Felix.
Something has been troubling you all
these years. I have felt it evor since
I was old enough tojobservo. You i
have a good salary, andftnake as much \
more by your nmgaid? articles, and
yet you never indulge yourself in any
thing. Mamma's talk used to make me
think that papa bad left constderublo
property, and Harry and Bess und 1
always thought that our school money
came out of thin. Hut lately L have
doubted it." Theu abruptly: "Did
papa leave anything?above his debts,
44 Aud?was thero enough to pay his
"I suspected it. Now Felix," eponk
ing firmly and letting her liaud reel
catessingly on his, " you must be open
with mo. I am a woman now, nnd
want to bo a hel instead of a burden.
Harry aud Bess will graduate uext
mouth nnd thuy fuel just us 1 do.
Papa's dobts must bo paid, and it will
bo ao much easier for the four of us,
working together, than for you alono."
" Is it very much?"
" No," smiling.
" And you will lot us help you?"
" Gladly. You are already doing
that?more thau you imagine." Then
laughingly, ?? I am very proud of my
Children, Margaret. Not muny bach
olors have brought up such a promis
?? Boshl You are trying to escapo
the subject. I want your opinion of
my taking the Ridge bcIiooI. Ross can
" Well, seriously, then, 1 think you
would botlor stick to your drawing.
Your talent lies in that direction, and
the Ridge school means hard work nnd
poor wages. As to tho debts, they
are all paid und wo havo a small sum
in the bank.
? Felix I"
" Yes. The last was paid six months
ago. Did you think I could arrange
for a jollification with nnvthing like
that banging over us? Now if the
Mnino woods do their duty 1 shall come
back a now man aud be ready for the
? The fall?what?"
** Campaign, my dcir," ho said,
coolly, enjoying her amazement. "You
did not know that my name was up for
Senator. It has beou kept secret for
certain reasons, hut to-day I had inti
mation that they wero ready to go
uhend, and with cvory prospect of
" Rut?I did not know that you took
any interest in politics?" she said, her
voico ttembling with caguniess aud
?* Nor have I?much," ho replied,
gravely. u 1 nevor dreamed of such a
thing until 1 was appioachcd on the
subject. 1 thought my ambition was
dead, but it seems I was mistaken. I
folt almost frightened at tho tumult
the possibility awoke in me. And it
pleases you, too, Murgaret?" he asked
after a moment's silence.
" More than I can tell," sho replied,
with a glad light iu her eyes. *? I havo
felt worried about you lately. It
seemed so hard that after nil these
years there could he no future for you
but tho musty otlice. It seems almost
like tho ending of ono of your stories.
It is rather late, but you are not very
Not very old I The words rang in
his ears long after he had gone to his
room. He had nlmost come to regard
himself ns an old man, but, after all,
he was not very old. He was scarcely
iu his prime. A long future was be
fore him?and it was very bright. Per
From the open window the sky pre
sented a picture of rare beauty and
brilliancy in contrast with the dark
groupings of hills and forests. Millions
of stars looked down, nnd away in the
northeast could ho traced the path of
the Porseids. Somewhere under the
line of shooting meteors he imagined
was a country mansion, and in the
mansion a fair girl with deep, tender
This was one of the (beams he hnd
left behind. But the past few weeks
hns been restoring much which he hnd
thought was lost, and this came up
with tho rest. If there was to be a fu
ture for him this should form a part,
and a deep (loud of thanksgivig welled
up from his heart as his eyes ga/.ed
mto the majesty of tho niglft.
Thinking of the sweet possibilities
that parting on the bridge grow very
near. Re could fcol the soft touch on
his arm and hear the quiet voice as it
" Felix, your work is at homo?nnd
we are very young. When it is right
you may come for mo. I will be wait
And during all these fifteen years
sho bad kept her word. Even now he
had a letter in his pocket on which tho
ink was scarcely dry. They had lost
their youth, hut tho summer and
autumn would be richer for the waiting.
It was not until he heard the mill
boll strike threo that he left tho win
dow. But even then it was not to
sleep. His nerves were not ready for
that. Over and ho reviewed tho past
and made plans for the future, and
when tho fir.-t summons of the factory
bell brought him down to breakfast he
told Margaret that he bed decided to
give in his resignation during the day.
" I think 1 can do it and still be able
to keep the wolf from the door," ho
said, with a smile.
" And I think so, too," she returned
Are often engaged in doing the work of
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tions. Nattyrc cries out against the
stooping and lifting, the running up mid
down stairs at times
when labor should
be ns light as possi
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overstrain or self
neglect under these
conditions that the
foundation is laid
for serious woman
ly disease. Irregu
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step to impaired
may be established
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will heal Inflamma
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and cure female
makes weak wom
en strong aud sick
"It gives me much
pleasure," wrlies Miss
Kiln 8?PPi ?l James
town, Oullfdrd County.
N. C, "to thank Or. Pierce lor the great good
received from the use of hts ' Favorite Prescrip
tion' and 'Oolden Medical Discovery.' I hnd
suffered for three years or more at monthly pe
riods. It aeemed ns though I would die with
pain* In my bnck nnd stomach. I could not
stand nt all without fainting. Had given up all
hope of ever being cured, when one of my
friends Insisted upon my trying Dr. Pierce's
Favorite Prescription. With but little faith I
tried It, and before I had taken halt a bottle I
felt better. Now I have taken two bottles of
?Favorite Prescription' aud one of 'Oolden
Medical Discovery,' nnd I am entirelycurrj. nid
in two months' time when all other medicines
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** For two years I suffered ter
ribly from dyspepsia, with great
depression, and was always feeling
poorly. I then tried Ayer's Sarsa
parille, and in one week I was a
new man."?John McDonald,
Don't forget that it's
that will make you strong
and hopeful. Don't waste
your time and money by
trying some other kind.
Use the old, tested, tried,
and true Ayer's Sarsapa
rilla. tl.00 a bottle. All dmuUU.
Auk your doctor what ho thinks of Ayer's
Rariaparllla. II? kuows all about thlt grand
old family modlclno. Follow his advlco aud
Wo will bo satisfied.
J. O. A v rat Co.. Lowell, Mass.
heartily. " Boeidcs, wo will all have
moro courago for work if wo know
you aro out of that horriblo olllco."
Several times duriug the meal she
saw a sudden light omo iuto his faco,
and fancied his tone i wero cvon moro
j tender than usual.
At length she spoke.
"Your thoughts aro pleasant. Folix."
" Yes," thoughtfully, " they aro
pleasant?very plcisant. I will toll
you about thorn sometime."
ilefore ho went out ho stopped and
kissed hor fondly.
Sho watched' him down tho path
with a curious smilo.
?? If ho wero not so old, and if I did
not know bettor," sho thought. " 1
would say ho was iu love."
HIM, AR I* OKOWSPOKTICAb.
He Writes A bout the Flowers
of Spring and the Birds tliut
It is not quite time to indulge iu
spring poetry. I tried it somo years
ago and strained my mind and shall
uot try it again. Ono poom is enough
to make u man famous and 1 have
never soon mino improvod upon:
The bull frog bellors in tho ditchos,
llo's shuttled off his wintor brltchos.
Tho hawk for infant chickens
And 'fore you know it ono ho cotchoth,
Tho lizzard is suunin' himBolf on a
The lamb is shaking his now born tail,
King'cotton has unfurled his baunor
And Bconts tho air with swoot guan
Tho darky is plowing his suhborn
And jorks tho lino with "Gto, you
Adown tho crock and round tho ponde
Aro gentloraou and vagabonds,
And all our little dirty sinuorB
Aro digging bait and catching min
That is classic and oxprcssive. It
rhymes well and measures woll and is
considered tho champion spring poem.
But 1 will vonture to make a fow re
marks about llowora, for as Solomon
saith, " The winter is past; the rain ia
ovor and gouo. The llowers appear on
the earth, tho time for the singiug of
birds is come and the voice of the turtle
dove is heard in the laud." It is au
old story that when God made man
and gave him hearing and seeing and
taste and smelling, He created birds
to sing for him and please his cars and
grass to grow and herbs and trees to
joar him fruit, but Adam wa-n't very
happy and said these are all very good,
but they cannot love me nor talk to mo
nor comfort mo when I am sick and
sad. 1 am bore alone and not even
your angels visit mo. And bo God look
pity on him and created woman and
then he was happy.
But woman didn't caro to bo digging
and booing and planting and looking
after tho sheep and the cows, and so
tho Lord created llowers especially for
her enjoyment. He also taught her to
siug and make music on tho harp, and
hence came the old tradition that wo
man and music and tlowors wore God's
best gilts to man. You seo that neith
er tlowors nor music is mentioned in
tho Mosaic account of tho creation and
tradition says that they were not made
until woman was. It is singular that
in some of the ancient languages the
same word that means woman means
Among the ancient Greeks, I ten nans,
Persians and Egyptians t here was great
reverence for and even idolatry of
llowers. Tho lotus or sacred lily was
worshiped as a god in Egypt. In Japan
tho chrysanthemum is equally sacred
and nearly all of their female children
aro named for some Dower. In all
countries every temple service, every
festival or banquet or sacred day?
every birth or marriage or death or
funeral ceremony calls for a profusion
of llowers. When soldiors went out
to fight and when thoy returned thoy
wore crowned with wreaths and gar
lands; strangers wore given llowers
when they came to see you. Every
(lower had its meaning and its senti
ment, as for instance a red rose meant
?*?/ lovoyou;" a white rose "I will
marry you." The Chinese make tho
most lavish use of (lowers aud havo a
Chinese alphabot of flowers. No
modern nation has such love aud taste
for them nor such beautiful gardens
and Japan comes noxt. China is called
the Flowery Kingdom.
Almost all of tho civilized nations
have a national flower. Egypt, Turkoy
and India havo the lotus. Japan tho
chrysanthemum. Spain the pomegra
nate. France the iris or Hour do 11s of
Ix>uis VII. Napoleon I tried to abolish
it and put the honey bee' instead, but
the people robolled and it is still the
iris. Scotland has tho thistle, Ireland
tho shamrock, Wales the leek, Mexico i
thft caqtus, Uormauy the corn flower,
England the rose, and the United
States noue at all, In 1889 wo tried
to mako it tho golden rod, but failed.
The North voted for the trailing arbu
tus and tbo rose and some green house
flowers, and there was no flower elect
ed. That trailing arbutus don't trail
in this part of the country.
Well, of course, the rose is by uni
versal auffrage tho queen of nil the
flowers. About six hundred yoars ago
the duke of Lancaster chose a red rose
for his emblem. His brother, the
duke of York, ckoso a white rose. The
descendants of these two princes got
to fighting for tho crown and it was
called the war of the roses. But after
while the son of ono married tho
daughter of tho other and stopped the
war, and the two roses were united in
to one and called the Tudor roso.
In the eleventh century the Danes
made war upon Scotland, and one dark
night planned an attack upon a fortress
that was the key to the whole country.
They took off Ihoir shoes and breeches
so as to swim across a moat that sur
rounded the fortress, thinking that the
moat wae deep and full of water. But
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the Scotch had nearly filled tho moat
with thistle, and it stuck the IXmos bo
terribly that they yelled in agony and
got out quickly and the Scotch took
them unawares and killed nearly all of
them boforo they could put on their
shoos aud breeches. The thistlo Baved
Scotlaud, and so they took it for their
A way back in tho centurios, when
good St. Patrick went to Ireland as a
missionary, ho preached to them about
tho Trinity and how thorc were threo
persons is ouo Ciod, and tho peoplo
laughed at him aud Baid it. was impos
sible aud they didn't believe it. So
tho saint picked up a shamrock stem
with its threo leaves growing out of it
and exclaimed: "Why not? Why
not? If this litllo plant can make
three from ouo, why can't (Jod do it?"
So ho convinced and converted all that
people, and thoy took tho clovor or
shamrock plaut for tho national llower.
In tho sixth century tho Normans
invaded Wales, and just boforo a great
battle one dark, cloudy evouing tho
Welsh went through a field where tho
leeks or wild onions were in bloom,
and every mau plucked one and stuck
it in his hat so as to distinguish their
soldiers from the enemy, and by this
moans they whipped tho fight aud
saved their country. After that they
took the look for their uatioual llowor.
When Napoleon iiouaparte overran
Germany and tho emperor and his
family had to lly from Herlin and con
coal thomaelves, ho was awfully dis
tressed and they liked to have perished.
Hut his old mother made garlands' of a
little wild llower, known as the corn
(lower or kaisorhlumo, and put them
on him and cheered him up, and when
Bonaparte was vanquished the em
peror adopted that little wild llower as
the national emblem.
When Louis VII started out on tho
Crusades he chosothe iris as his badge,
ami when he roturned with his army
it was adopted as the nation's llower.
This is enough of nationul llowers. I
wish W3 had one for oui nntion, and
we will have ouo when this Federation
of Women's Clubs takes hold of the
matter, and I hope it will ho the golden
rod. It grows from Maine to Mexico
and bends its graceful head in field and
Tho reason I got to rummatiug
about llowers was because our good
ladies gave an enfertuinmcnt tho other
night which was quito original and
peculiar. It was called the enchanted
garden. There wore twelve pretty
llowers paii ted on a long curtain and
in front of hem was au old gardener
teaching a pretty little girl her first
lesson in (lowers. He told her their
origin and how they got their names
and whenever he mentioned oue of tho
llowers that was on the curtain aud
pointed to it, that (lower disappeared
as if by enchaulment and in its place
there appeared the face of a pretty girl
or woman, who sang a song that fitted
tho llower?such songs as " Only a
Pansy Blossom," " The Last Jtoso of
Summer," "Pond Lilies," " A Hunch
of Daises," etc. At intervals between
the songs, the old gardener lold his
pupil how Clyta fell in love with Apollo,
the god of tho sun, and she gazed upon
him so continually that he got tired of
it and tutucd her into a heliotrope, for
this Greek word means turned by the
sun. And how Apollo's cup-beaier
was a very handsome boy and Apollo
loved hini so much that another hoy
killed him through envy and his dead
body was changed into a hyacinth.
The Greek spelling is Yacinthus and
Apollo stamped tho Greek letter Y on
every petal, and it is there yet. And
how a very vain and handsome youth
spent all of his time looking at him
self in a fountain of clear water and
one day he fell in and was drowned
and Apollo chauged his body into a
narcissus. And how tho carnation
was always a pink or lleah color for the
Greek word carnosmean llcsb,but now
it is of all colors. Aud how dandelion
means a lion's tooth from tho shape of
its leave-, and tho tulip means n turban
and the geranium means a crane's hill
from the shape of its seed pods, and
the nasturtium means a noso twister,
for when you smell it or taste tho seed
tho pungent odor and taste make you
draw up your face and curl up your
noBO. And the old man told about
many olheiB, and it seems that wo not
only got the names of tho days and tho
months and the stars from ancient my
thology, but wo have even kept tho
names of their tlowors.
If (lowers woro as scarce ns diamonds
and pearls they would bring a much
higher price, for they uro really more
beautiful. A kind Providence made
the best and most beautiful things tho
most abundant so that the poor might
hnvo i hem as well as tho rich. It does
not lake money to buy sunsliino nor
showor nor tho greon grass nor tho
songs of birds nor tho daisies and lilies
that adorn the Holds and meadows.
The great poets' books arc full of
beautiful thoughts about lluwers.
Shakespeare's lament over the death
of Imogen is full of tears and Mowers.
Horace Smith in his odo to llowcis
11 Your voiceless lips, oh flowors ! are
Each cup a pulpit and each leaf a honk."
Mrs. Hornaus says:
?'Brig llowors, fresh flowors, for tho
bride to wear;
Thoy wcro bora i.. blush in her 0l.i1.iuK
And Wordsworth says: ** It is my
faith that overy flowor that blooms en
Joys the nil it 'meatlies and is conscious
of its own beauty."
Christians that when Mary, the mothor
of Jesus, fled with her child in to Egypt
beautiful roses and lilies sprang up
and bloomed along her pathway ns she
Journeyed through tho plains of Sharon
and Jericho. Women and flowors are
always found togothor, both In fact
and in fancy. Some men like flowors,
too, especially young men who are in
lovo, but with many men dogfennel
and jimpson weed are as sweet and
pretty as roses and violets.
! CUBA HAS WON A VICTORY.
The Sugar Trust is Struck
und Republican Rosses Are
Tbo Washington correspondent of
the News und Courier gives the fol
lowing account of the victory over tho
Republican bosses iu tho Huueo of He
prusentalives in favor of reciprocity
with Cuba, in which Ihirly-suvcu Re
publican members j -ined ' tho Demo
crats in dealing a heavy blow at tho
Sugar Trust, the first it has ever re
ceived at tho hands of Congress:
Some possibility of lolief for Cuba,
a sovero blow at the Sugar Trust,
demoralization for tho Republican
loaders?thoic llnod things are writ'en
in tho ai tion of tho House upon the
Cuban reciprocity bill.
Only " some possibility " of relief,
for, although the lcciprocily bill passed
tho Houso, there is no certainty of it I
evor getting through the Souaio. It
passed tho Houso only alter there had
boon lacked to it an amendment ab-1
olishing the diffe ential duty upon ro
Qnod sugar. Tho real tlglit was upon |
this amendment. It was mount as a j
blow at tho Sugar Trust, which has,
through this difforoutial, grown into a
giant at the oxponeo of tho sugar con
sumers of America, and tho Democrats
of tho House, acling in lino with their
decision at last night's caucus, pre
sented a solid front in opposition to tho
Joined with thorn wore tho boot
sugar " iusurgents " and a sufficient
number of other indnpondout Republi
cans to muko a clear and decisivo ma
jority of tho House.
On the other sido, the Speaker and
all tho leaders of the oligarchy which
runs the mujority sido were arrayod iu
defence of the trust.
Tho battle was llercely waged aud as
j the climax approached to day tho ex
I citcment, not on the tloor alone, but
in the galleries and throughout tbo city,
was greater than has boon manifosLcd
siucc the day of tho adoption of the
Spanish war resolution.
Most of the mem hers of the Senate
were on the tloor as interested specta
tors aud thousands were unable to get
seats iu the galleries. The Houso lead
ership died hard in its fight for tho
trust and thoro was much rejoicing
over its death. Tho 'fact that tho
amended bill was finally passed by a
vote of '247 to 52 means but little.
Tho ouo great feature of tho contest
was the struggle made by the majority
of tbo Republicans to save to tho sugar
trust tho differential, which Is its very
life. Britlly told, the story is this:
Tho chairman of tho committee of tho
wholo ruled that amendment not ger
mane to tho bill. All tho power of the
Republican organization was exorcised
to bold Republicans in Hue to sustain
the ruling of tho chair, but by a vote
of 171 to 130 the chair was overruled.
There was another test vote on this
amendment after tho bill came from
the committre of tho whole to tho
I louse, this time it being adopted by a
vote of 100 to 105.
This was upon a roll-call, and a num
ber of Republicans, who had followed
the leaders before could not stund
going on record in support of the trust.
The Republican leaders were beaten
I upon every tost. In addition they suf
fered tho humiliation ot serum tho
Democrats present an absolutely united
front in making war upon a trust
whose burdens are felt more strongly
by tho people than those put upon them
by any other trust. It was a square test
upon the trust question, with the Dem
ocrats on tbo side of the people; a dis
tinct political victory for the Democrats
and a personal victory for those Re
publicans whom tho leaders havo at
tempted to bulldoze and browbeat as
insurgents. Tim Republicans aro more
demoralized than they have been at
any time in years.
The defeated crowd is fighting mad.
All sorts of threats are being made.
There is much uncertainty about tho
ultimato fate of tho bill, with tho
chances against its passage in nuy
shape. The plan of the Administra
tion leaders is to increase the percent
age of relief, to strike out tho time
limit and labor restrictions, and then
to strike out the differential amend
ment, restoring tbo Sugar Trust's pro
tection. They talk of their ability to
put this Bort of a bill through tho Son
ate and roly upon tho ability of the Ad
ministration to evcntally whip tho
beet Biigar people of the Houso iu line
in its support. Iu this programme
thoy show no realization of tho situ
ation in tho Senate.
The'Democrats there will make a uni
ted fight for tho bill as it passed the
House., that is for tho tho retention
of the differential amendment, and in
this thoy will havo tho support of at
least twenty Republicans. There are
indications of a contest between tbo
Cuban and finance committees for tbo
possession of the bill. A majority of
tho Cuban committee is against this
hill and any other form of rqlicf to
Cuba at this time.
Tho majority of tho linanco com
mittee is expected to voto to retain
tho differential amendment. If the
bill is not hold up in tho committco to
which it is referred, it can hardly get
through tho Senate A majority of
tho Republicans will not let tho bill
pass with the differential amendment,
but tho indications arc thoy cannot get
enough votes to strike it out in view of
tho combination between tbo Domo,
crnls and tho boot sugar Republicans,
undor tho leadership of Senators Mc
Millan and Rurrows, of Michigan.
The present outlook is that no relief
bill will pass, solely because of tho de
termination of tho Republican lendors
to protect tho Sugar Trust at all haz
MONUMENT TO HAMPTON.
A Central Committee to Have
Charge of the Work llegun by
The State. April 17.
The movement for the erection of a
splondld monument to Gen. Wade
Hampton, to bo aurmountod by an eques
trian statuo, has now been launched,
and it is in good hands. The Daughters
of the Confederacy, uiumbeia of the
Wade Hampton chapter, met yesterday
and docided to leavo tho matter to Camp
Hampton, U C. V. Last night Oamp
Hampton mot in extra session and after
ilno tributes to the dead chieftain had
been passod, adopted a plan in short
order, and put the ball rolling.
After tho adoption of the resolutions
the commander stated that tho next busi
ness was tho formulation of some plan
for tho erection of the monument to Gen.
Comrado Brooks addressod the camp
giving a running account of the war life
of Gon. Hampton, relating many In
cidents of daring deeds connected with
the battles fought and raids made into
tho Federal lines and camps.
Comrado C. M. Douglas submitted tho
Resolved, That for the purpose of
erecting in the olty of Columbia an cques
Irian statue of the illustrious citizen and
soldior, Gon. Wade Hampton, Camp
Hampton, U- C. V., invites subscriptions
from all of the citizens of South Caro
lina, such subscriptions to bo sent to all
of the daily papors of tho State, to bo by
them acknowledged from tlmo to time
as rocolved, and thon forwarded to the
treasurer of tho central committeo hero
in provided for.
That the following named, survivors
of the Confodorato States army, aro re
quested to act as " Tho Hampton Statue
Central Committee," who sh . 1 bo
clothed with power to receive the funds
subscribed for said statuo, select tho
site for It in the city of Columbia, appoint
sub-committees and do all bucu oilier
business as may be noccss:iry for the
furthoranco of tho ond in view :
PirBt Congressional District?Thoo
doro G. Barker, Charleston
Second?Jas. W. Moore, Hampton.
Third?D. H. Russell Anderson.
Fourth?Jas. A. Hoj'. Grecuvillo.
Fifth?Jas. F. Hart, Yorkville.
Sixth?W. F. James, Darlington.
Sovonth?A. O. Haskcll, Columbia.
That tho Daughters of tho Confed
eracy and all other organizations of
ladies in sympathy with tho movement
throughout tho State, bo and they aro
horoby requested to appoint auxiliary
committees to co-operate in this sacred
work of raising a fitting memorial to our
illustrious and lamented chieftain.
Tho resolutions wore unanimously
Adjutant Flonnlkon road tho follow
ing communication :
Tho Wade Hampton chapter, U. D. C,
unanimously adopted tho following :
Resolved, That tho members of the
Wado Hampton chaptor stand ready with
the women of tho Stato in aiding the
men of the State in the movement in
augurated by Camp Hampton, namoly,
to erect an equestrian statuo to our horo,
Gun. Wado Hampton.
M us S. Ram Stonry,
Recording Socretary Wado Hampton
This on motion was receivod with
Comrade Douglas offorod tho follow
ing, which was adopted :
Resolved, That tho commandor of
Camp Hampton appoint a committeo of
live survivors to acknowledge the receipt
of tho communication from tho Wado
Hampton chapter, U. D. C , aud to con
for with them as to tho best moans of
promoting tho orection of tho Hampton
monument, and that tho commander bo
ex-olllclo member of the committee.
Tho commander appointod tho follow
ing comrades on tho committeo: Bishop
Ellison Capers, W. A. Clark. R. W.
Shand, T. J. Llpscomb and D. R. Flen
A writer in the New York Observer
makes some interesting suggestions
for improving our Sunday schools. In
stead of calling it Sunday school les
son she would call it the Bible story,
to avoid tho words " lesson," "school"
and "study," which are depressing to
some. Also, instead of haviug many
and inexperienced teachers, sho would
have tho Sunday school divided into
four divisions and placed under four of
the best obtainable teachers. More
emphasis would be placed on tho re
peating of Scripture verses, tho Psalms
and the singing of the best sacred
About fifteen years ago the Hawaiian
government undertook forest work,
and very soon the hills back of Hono
lulu wero clothed with a dense, and
luxuriant growth of eucalyptus of
several varieties, the Australian wattlo
and other trees of that character.
These trees have already exercised a
noticeable influence in conservative
rainfall and rendering the climate in
tho vicinity more agreeable.
Visitors to Groccoaro always amazed
at tho criminal statistics, particularly
at tho number of murders. Ordinary
crimes?dishonesty and the vices that
prevail in other countries?arc not
goneral, but murders occur almost
daily. Homicides in tho province in
which Athens is located average an
nually almost, 1 to I ,01 Ml of the popula
tion. The causes lie mostly in poli
To shako about 200,000 peach trees
aud fiO.OOO plum trees for tho purposo
of dislodging injurious insects is a
formidable task, yet it was success
fully accomplished several times be
tween April 18 and Juno 1,1001, by
tho Hide, Georgia, Orchard Company,
at Port Valley, in Georgia. The in
sect against which this action was taken
was the curculio beetle.
The World's Greatest Fever Medicine.
KT ^Uft?!""" If '?ver take JOHNSON'S OH ILL and KJOVKU TONIC
It Is 100 times better than quinine and doea iu a single day what slow out
tanas s& Wf&dt?,p,endw cureb aro iA^^?iis
COSTS 50 CENTS 1IF IT CURBS.
Miss Maud Donnison, of Chicago, is
said to be tho only woman harness
maker in tlie United States. She has
joinod i im United Brotherhood of Lea
ther Workers on Horse floods, and is
Um only woman in the union, which has
a membership of 10,000. Miss Don
nison is 28 y ears old, was born in
Louisville and has worked at tho trade
The first " croamory " in tho United
States was built in 1801 at Wallkill,
Orange County, Now York. This es
tablishment has utilized tho milk lrom
three hundred and seventy-live COWS
> The Kind You Haw Always
DO Y?l! want to make 14,000 between
now and March 1, 1903? If bo, send ten
rente (silver) for our specialty and receive
freo coupon which entities you to one
guess; capital prize $4,000 tract of land lo?
cnted in Laurens County. South Carolina;
bank references Riven. Address
TWIN-NICKL.E Co., hanrens, B. G.
MONEY TO LOAN
On farm lands. Rasy payments. No com
missions charged, Borrower nays actual
cost of perfecting loan. For information
JNO. B. PALM KB A BOM,
Columbia. 8. a
?mahaii Cured In thirty to elxy days.
irnnPlf Ten days treatment FKKK.
I II Hill I Would f>o glad to have names
Ul Upvj of ftn Buffering with Dropsy
O. E. COLLUM DROPSY MEDI
CINE CO., 312-18 Lnwndes Hulldln/,
Tho Kind You Have Always Bought, and which has boon
in use for over 30 years, has borne tho Signatare of
and has boon made under his per
sonal supervision since its infancy*
Allow no one to deceive you in this*
AH Counterfeits, Imitations and ?? Just-as-good" are but
Experiments that trifle with and endanger tho health of
Infants and Children?Experience against Experiment*
What is CASTORIA
Oastoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare
goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is Pleasant. It
contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotie
substance. Its ago is its guarantee. It destroys Worms
and allays Feverishncss. It cures Diarrhoea and Wind
Colic. It relievos Teething Troubles, cures Constipation
and Flatulency. It assimilates tho Food, regulates the
Stomach and Vowels, giving healthy and natural sleep*
The Children's Panacea?Tho Mother's Friend*
CSNUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS
Bears the Signature of
The Kind You Haye Always Bought
In Use For Over 30 Years.
THE CCNTAUM OOMMNV, TT MURHAV STRICT, NOT* VOITK CITV.
Charleston, Greenville, Columbia, Atlanta
Schedule in effect April, 13th, 1902.
kahtrkn standard tim K.
ltead Down. Kead Up
Atlanta SAL. 8 40am Ar 8 GO pm
Athens.10 tiOam (i 1!) pm
Klberton.11 5*am 6 17 pm
Abbeville .12 57pm 4 Oft pm
Greenwood.1 22pm 3 35 pm
Ar Clinton_Dinner... 2 16pm 2 46 pm
C. A W. C.
Gienn Springs.,0<fc W C.10 00amAr4 00pm
Spartanburg. . 12 15pm a 3U
Ureonville.12 22pm 3 25
Ar Laurens.Dinner.. 1 42 2 06
Lv Laurens.0 00am
Parks..... 0 10
Clinton. 0 40
Frosperity. 8 26
Blifhs . 8 42
Little Mountain.8 55
Hilton. 0 24
White Rock.0 2!)
Union line. 0 37
Ar Columbia.10 30
?Daily. Freight except Sunday.
NORTH HO UN I).
?No. 85 No. 52
Lv Columbia.12 30am 11 10am
Leaphart.12 48 11 30
Irmo. 1 00 11 37
Halentine . 1 15 11 41
White Hock.1 24 11 61
Hilton .1 20 115-1
Chapin. 18!) 12 02
Little Mountain. 1 Ml 12 12pm
Slighe_ . 2 02 12 Hi
Prosperity. 2 22 12 26
Newberry. 3 oo 12 3!)
Jalapa. 3 22 12 51
Gary. 3 31 12 5!)
Kinard. 3 40 1 00
Goldville. 8 51 115
Clinton. . . 4 30 1 27
Parks.4 50 13!)
Ar Laurens. 5 00 1 47
A. C. L,
Columbia. 4 55pm Ar 10 60
tin in tor. 6 20 0 26 ,
Ar yjnarlestou. 9 20_Lv o ou
Trains 63 and (2 arrive and depart from
new union depot.
Trains Nos. 22 and 85 from AOL freight
depot, West Gervais street.
For Kates, Time Tables, or further in
formation call on any Agent, or write to
H. M. Kmkkson, Gen. Freight and Pas
senger Agt? T. M. Kmrkson, Tratlic M'gr.
Wilmington, N. C.
J. F. Livinuston, Sol. Ag't, Hank of
W. ?. Childs. President, Columbia, 8. C
The Entering Wedge
To your consideration in gen
erally the cost, though cost should
always bo relative to value to be a
fair test. The lumber we sell may
not always bo the ohoapost in price,
but it's always ehoapest in the
long run, because wo givo tho best
valuo. Thoroughly kiln-dried,pro
perly sawod and planed, you'll
find it "matches" well, and will
be a life-long source of satisfac
R.H.Hudgens & Son.
Why Not Save The
The McPhall Piano or Kindergarten
Organ dlroot to the buyer from fac
tory. Write ma If you wish to buy an
Organ or Piano, for I can gave you
rr.oney. I travel South Carol lua, and
would be pleased to oall and show you
my Pianos and Organs. A postal card
will bring me to you.
L. A. McCORD,
Laurent, ? ? South Carolin
8,000 Graduates. Receives from 1 to 6 ap
plications dally for bookkeepers and ste
nographer*. Bookkeeping, Shorthand,
Telegraphy taught. Refers to Atlanta's
Lusinens men and banker*. NY rite for oat
alogtie. Address A, 0. HR180OE, Pre*,
or L. W, ARNOLD, Vlee-V''*,, Atlanta, ?a
Double Daily Service
CAPITAL CITY ROUTE,
short cat lino between all principal citie
North, East, 8outh and West.
8chkdui.es In Ekfkct Due. 1, 1901.
most ii HOUND.
No. 66. No. 3
Lv Savannah, Central T. ..1130pm 156pm
Fairlax .1 09am 3 40pm
Denmark. 1 50am 4 irtpm
Columbia, Eastern T... 4 10am 7 05pm
Camden. ?07am 800pm
Choraw.16 30am 0 40pm
Ar Hamlet .7;05am 10 15pm
Lv Calhoun Falls. 1 00pm 4221pm
Abbeville. 184pm 4 54am
Greenwood. 1 60am 6?.!9am
Clinton . .... ...... 2 45am 0,08am
Carlisle. 3.3 !am 0 53am
Chester . 4 00am 7 2uam
Catawl a Junction.4 3Jam 7 Mam
Ar Hamlet.7 00am lO.lBam
Lv Hamlet . 7 25am 1040pm
ArKaleigh.10 16am 1 3 Jam
Petersburg. 2 26pm 6 54am
Richmond. 3 05pm 6 35am
Washington. 6 86pm. 10 10am
11 kliimore.11 26pm li;25am
Philadelphia.866am t stipm
New Yor.(. 6 30am 4 l'Spm
Portsmouth-Norfolk.. 6 25pm 7 15am
local atlanta to clinton.
Lv Calhoun Falls. 12 2
No. 31. No. 27.
Lv Cheraw, Eastern T... 7 11am 11 00pm
Camden.8 34am 12 5.3am
Columbia, Central T.. 8 40am 1 05am
Denmark. 9 52am,
Fairfax .10 30am
Ar Savannah.12 05pm
Jacksonville. 8 60pm
Tampa. 6 00am
Lv Catawba. Eastern T.. 9 07am
(Diester . 9 45am
Abbovillo .12 21pm
local clinton to atlanta.
Lv Clinton. 2 45pm
Greenwood. 3 35pm
Abbeville . 4 07pm
Calhoun Falls. 4 46pm
Ar Athens.6 19pm
Atlanta. 8 60pm
Columbia, Nowberry & Laurens Rail
way train No. 52, leaving Columbia, Union
station, at 11.20 am daily, connects at Clin
ton with S A L Ry No 63, affording short
est and quickest route by sovural hours to
Atlanta, Chattanooga, Nashville,8t. Louis,
Chicago and all points West.
Close connection at Petersburg, Rich
mond, Washington. Portsmonth-Noitolk,
Columbia, savannah, Jacksonville and
Altana with diverge ng lines.
Magnificent vestibule trains carrying
through Pullman sleeping oars betweun
all principal points.
For reduced rates, Pullman reservations,
etc, apply to
W. P. BOruooSjT.P. a.,Savannah,Ga,
J. M. Hak?, 1st. V. P. and O. m., KB L
Hunch, (1 P A, Portsmouth, Va.
equalled Schedules to Pan-American
ion at Buffalo.
Charleston and Western Carolina R. B
auol'hxa AND a KM K VIM.K shout LlNB.
In effect April 13, 1902.
Lv Aiken.8 00 a .
August?. .10 06 a 2 16 p
Ar Greenwood.1. 39 p .
Waterloo. 1 12 p .
" Anderson. 7 16 p
" Laurens .140p 5 35 a
?' Greenville.3 26p 1 > 30 a
" Glenn Hprings.4 45p |.
" Spartanhurg.3 30 p 9 00 a
' Saluda. 6 33 p
" Hendersonvllle. 6111 p
" Asheville. 7 15 p
Lv Asheville. 7 05 a
?' Bpartanhurg.12 15 a 4 00 p
" IGreenville.12 22a 1 <6.p
" Laurens..???.1 46 p 4 40 p
Ar Waterloo.2 32 p .
Lv Annurson .. . .. 7 26 a
Greenwood.,. ?,,..807 p .
Ar Animate.6 40 p 11 35 a
, Alken . 7 ;?)
Lv Greenville . 12 22pm
Ar Clinton. 2 22pm
^ewborry. 3 00pm
Ar Aliendale. ? 20 v
?J Fairfax. 0 32 p
'!. Yemassee.10 2i a 7 86 p
I Beaufort.11 40 a 8 38 p
?? Port Royal. .11 66 a 8 16 p
Lv Port Royal .1 00>p 0 40 a
Beaufort.....1 l%p ? &o a
Yeinaaiee.2 30 p 7 40 a
Fairfax. 8 48 a
Allendate. 8 68 a
Ar Augusta.. n 00 a
Close connections at Greenwood for all
points on 8. A. L. and O. & G. Railway,
and at spartanburg with Southern Rail
For any Information relative to ticket-,
ra?,B? ;one<1"'??. etc., address
W. J. Oraiq, Gen. Pass. Agent, Augus
Of f 101 ARD WOBEfl, NOBTH AOUOBTA, B. 0
?)oor?, 8uh, Blinds and Builder'*
FLOORING, SIDING, CEILING AND
INSIDE FINISHING LUMUKK
IN GEORGIA PINE.
All Correspondence RWon prompt at