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The glow of tho olcctriu light fell
softly upon the rich tapestries, tho cio
gam furoiehings ami the rare paint
ings and lingered amid the blond hair
of a young man, who, iu slippers and
smoking jucket was reclining 'n a
Morris chair before a grate, rending a
The man was scarcely more than a
youth and his smooth shaven face was
free of lines of trouble or of care. Hut
in his quiet eyes a certain saduess
slumbered as though real happiness,
1 ^ntentment woro not his.
? woman, robed in au
?ale blue satin, push
ful, seeing him,
1 ? 'ell ovor her
.ted at her
,18 and a pink
ciicoks, like tho
ad by the first pink
? uokIr up through the dewy
jthe young man did not move; ho
did not glance up from his paper, al
though tho woman coughed slightly,
very slightly, once or twice.
Finally she walked smilingly across
the room and pausing behind his chair,
rested her arms upon his shoulders
and patted his checks. He glanced op
into her faco au 1 her smile deepened,
showing a shado ivy dimple iu her cheek.
"Hello, Agnes," ho said, simply,
turning his oyes back to his paper.
The woman removed her arms from
his shoulders and stood quite still and
erect, a thumb and linger toying with
a lock of his hair and wistfulness
creeping Into her eyes.
" I?I did not know you had come,
Raymond," sho faltered.
? I have been hero ten minutes," he
returned. ? I did not think it neces
sary to sound a trumpet when l ar
The color left tho woman's face and
her hps trembled, but she did not re
ply. After awhile she walked over to
a window and gazed out at the stars,
while the man turned his paper over
aud continued his roading.
Ouco or twice the woman turned her
head and glanced at the man, but she
did not speak and ho did not look up.
Then she pushed a footstool to the side
of his chair and sat down upon it, let
ting her elbow rest upon his knee and
gazing at tho coals in the grate.
"Please put down your paper, dear,"
she said. " I want to talk to you."
The paper dropped from the man's
fingers and for a moment he gazed in
silonce at tho woman's hair that glowed
like a golden crown in the bright glare
of the electric light. .lust tho sug
gestion of a frown stole across his face
und he sighed softly.
Still the woman did not tnko her eyos
from tho firo; sho did not speak, and
tho man took a cigar from his pockot
and, lighting it, threw the burning
match into the grate.
. M Well?" ho asked, impatiently.
" Raymond," she replied, very slow
ly, " did you realize that tomorrow is
the anniversary of our wedding? We
havo been married three years to
Again a sigh escaped tho man. It
was a vory soft sigh, but the woman
heard it and glanced quickly, seareh
iugly into his face. He did not re
turn her glance, but gazed silently
into the fire.
Sadly sho turned her faco again to
wards the glowiug coals in the grate
aud sat in silence for a long time.
" Well," repealed the man, dually,
" what of it, Agnes?"
" Raymond," she said, suddenly,
leaning forward and staring intently
into tho lire, " you do not?you do
not love mo any more, do you?" Thcro
was a sob iu her voico and the man
" I love you as much as I over did,"
he replied, resignedly.
" As much ns you evei did? Then?
then, you never loved me, Raymond."
The other hesitated, chewing stub
bornly at tho end of his cigar. Then
ho replied, speaking softly, but de
liberately: "No Agnes. I never truly
A sudden cy escaped the. woman in
spite of her efforts to control herself,
and tho man's face darkened. Rut
when the woman spoke her voico was
calm and steady.
" Why, then, did you marry me,
" You know why I married you," he
replied. " You know the parents of
both of us were anxious that we should
wed. Father never gave mo a mo
ment's peace until I agreed. He even
threatened to disinherit me if I refus
ed. And so?and so?oh, well, I was
young and?I didn't much care."
"Then it was my money, and not
me, you married, Raymond?"
" Well, yes, I suppose so," he im
plied, blowing a cloud of smoke into
the air. " Yes, I suppose it was on
account of your money that the folks
wanted me to marry you. But I didn't
care for your money, Agnes; you know
I didn't. I haven't touched a cent of it."
He leaned forward and flicked tho
ash from his cigar into the flames,
while the woman sat perfectly still,
watching the embers.
" While 1 didn't care particularly for
you," he coutinued, patronizingly,
" there was no one else I loved and so
I didn't much caro. Having a fortune
of my own I thought that perhaps it
was propor that 1 should marry a wo
man of means. The folks wanted it,
the world expected it, and?[agreed."
" I see," said the woman quietly.
The man bent forward and rested his
hand upon the gold of the woman's
" X have tried to he a good husband
to you, Agnes," ho said. " I have en
deavored to provide you all the luxur
ies to which you havo beenacustomed.
I havo never domed you anything I
thought would add to your happiness.
Tho women looked up suddouly.
Uer eyes were intonsoly bright. A
bright red spot glarod on each cheek.
** Raymond," she said, " you havo
lavished your wealth upon me, but you
have denied mo everything."
"Denied you everything?" ho cried
'"Yes. you havo denied me that
which is everything to a wife?tho lovo
of hor husband. That is everything,
She arose slowly and crossed the
room. Under the portiere she paused
and glanced back at the man sitting
with his chin resting in his hand and
fazing at the dying embers on the
?* I?1?do not blame, you, dear,"
she said, with a sob. " Perhaps?per
haps?I would not?rated, if?if?I
loved you loss."
? * *
When her husband entered, Agues
gavo a startlod cry.
"Oh, Raymond," sho exclaimed,
"Raymond, dear, what has happened?"
Ills face waa ashen; his eye* wero
dull and listless; his hands wero trem
bling. Helplessly he staggered to a chair
and covered his face with his bauds,
while she stood beside him, torror in
her eyes, hor lips dumb. " It is all
gonei" the man groaned. " It is all
gone, Agnes -all gone!"
"All gone?" she. asked. "You
lie olUiOhed the arms of his chair
" The corner," he cried. "1 tried
to protect it; I tried to head them olT,
but 1 couldn't. Tho bottom fell out,
Agnes, and?and?oh, (Jodl"
Ho sprang to his feet and strode
across the room. Then he turned
" Agnes," he cried, " we aro beg
gars; " we are penniless. Everything
" No, dear," she replied, almost
cheerfully, ?? not everything. My
money is yours, doar--all yours."
He turned away his head and grew
still paler. His lips parted and he
tried to speak, but he could uot. He
held out his hands to her as one who
is groping in the darkness.
"It is gone," ho groaned, at last.
" God, Agnes, forgive me, but I tried?
I tried to save myself, and l used your
monoy, too. And it is gone?all gouol"
His hands dropped to bis side in ah.
solute helplessness. The womau put her
arms around his neck and he fell the
silk of her tresses against his cluck.
" No, dear," she whispered, " all
is not gone, for my love for you
" Hut you arc penniless," ho said;
" you have notliing."
"No, I have nothing," she said very
slowly, very sadly. ?? I havo nothing,
not not even? your love. Hut 1 will
not complain. I am?your wife,
Raymond, and I will help. We can
rent somo of our rooms; I will take
pupils in music and you?you can
certainly do something."
" 1 can do something; 1 will do
something!" he cried, resolutely.
" I?I?(Jod bless you, Agucsl"
The mnu sank into a chair and
watched his wife as Bhe walked to a
small table in the corner of tho room
and commenced arranging somo roses
in a vase.
As she bent over the llowers, the
glow of the electric light glistened
softly upon tho wonderful gold of her
And the man sat immovable, fascina
ted by the beauteous picture. She
turned' her head slightly and he saw
the soft gleam of her cheek and the
shadows playing around her dimple.
A thrill swept through bun and he
leaned forward and bowed his head in
silent worship. Then he'raised his
hoi d again and she, unconscious of his
newly awakened devotion, smiled at
the roses in her hand and hummed a
love song, soft and tender^
Lmpuslvely the man caught her hand
n his aud pressed her linger lips to his
ips. She turned and laced him in
wonder, and he look her in his arm
and tangled his lingers in ihe gold of
She. tried to speak but he folded her
arms around his neck and covered her
face with kisses. Then he smiled
down into her eyes. Rer lips parted,
but she could not speak. For a mo
ment she ga/.ed into his earnest face,
tho light of Ineffable happiness shining
in her eyes. And then
" Uitlle sweetheart," ho cried, ? l
love you; I love you I"
And then?her arms tightened
around his neck; her head sank upon
his shoulder like a child's and ho heard
her crying softly to herself.
REAR ADMIRAL SAMPSON.
Interesting Sketch of IIla Km lv
Life and Naval Service.
The remains of the late William T.
Sampson, rear admiral in the United
Slates navy aud communder-in-chief
of the North Allaut;c squadron in ihe
war with Spain, were laid to rest in
Washington, D. C, on the 9th inst.,
ami the funeral pageant was one of
the most notable ever sceu in this
NRW YouKjMay 8.?Rear Admiral
William Thomas Sampson, retired, of
the United Stales navy, died of a
broken heart, says the Washington
correspondent of the New York World.
Admiral Sampson came to Washing
ton last September. He was relieved
of duly as commandant of the Roslon
navy yard just before the beginning of
tho Sell Icy court of inquiry. Slorios'
came from Rosien that he was in fail
ing health, both mentally and physi
cally, but they were denied by the ad
miral's relatives. Ho went to a Now
Hampshire summer resort in August.
At that time his step was icoble and
his mind confused. Afler lio came to
Washington ho became steadily worse.
Samp3ou did not realize, except
vaguely, that there was u Schley in
quiry. He was more vitally concorned
in that court than anybody except
SUCH A CHANGE.
Not only 'n feelings but in looks. The
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which cured the disease of the stomach
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sick headache sine? I look the first bottle of
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Schloy, He nover know what the ver
dict was, for Ins mental processes had
become so involved with disease (hat
it was impossible, to make him under
stand, evon if the attempt had been
made. He was retired on February
<.Hh last, wheu he had reached the age
of 02, and after 45 years of active ser
vice in the navy. The date of his re
tiromeut was the auniversary of his en
trnuce to the navy.
Ho comprehended nono of tho twists
and turns of tho Schloy court. Ho
was ignorant of the fact that the presi
dent, on au appeal from Admiral
Schloy, had upheld the Undings of the
He died without understanding that
he had been placed on tho retired list.
None of the events from last Septem
ber wore clear in his mind, aud to most
of them he was utterly oblivious. He
might have understood that Theodore
Roosevelt, who, as assistant secretary
of war, helped select him for the com
mand of the North Atlantic lleet that
destroyed Corvera's vessels at Santiago,
had become president, but that is
Hie mind failed faster than his body,
for he was able to tako walks in tho vi
cinity of bis homo, but could not talk
coherently on any but the simplest
topics. Ho could not frame words uor
could be articulate them. The disease
was commonly diagnosed as aphasia,
but in reality it was softoning of the
brain, with degeneration of the arterial
More than a year ago Sampson's
friends noticed that his highly trained
mind was refusing to work. His con
dition was kept a profound secret.
The first intimation Washington had
of his failmg powers was when he came
hero last summer aud visited the navy
department. While in one of the
bureau oHlces he broke down absolute
ly, aud for a few minutes became men
tally irresponsible. He was sent back
to Roston in company with an atten
dant, and the navy department at ouco
took steps to rebove him from duty
and to make the remainder of his life
as comfortable as possible. Soon after
ward the order was issued putting him
on waiting orders.
Admiral Sampson was a quiet, re
served man, tall, erect, and singularly
handsome, says the New York World.
In his later years his brown beard and
hair were streaked with gray. His
eyes wore deep brown in color, and
wore his most attractive feature. He
unbent only among his intiiuutes, and
then he was jolly and companionable.
He looked more like a student than n
lighting man, although he was a line
specimen of the American sailor when
he was in uniform. He was fond of
society and participated iu the gayeties
of Washington while he livod there.
Samps,.n't! career was remarkable,
evou in this country whore poor hoys
become great men so frequently. lie
was born in l'ahnyra, Wayne County,
N. Y., on February 9, 1810. Palmyra
is the town where Joseph Smith claim
ed to have dug up the Mormon bible or
book of the I /alter Day Saints. When
a boy young Sampson lived in a most
bumble home near Rible Hill. His
father was a common laborer who
worked by the day and around the
village at whatever ho could lind to do.
Ho dug gardens aud trenches, mowed
lawns, attended carpenters and masons,
and did all manner of work for small
wages. The family was very poor.
Youug Sampson, who was the eldest
of eight children, was Pont to the vil
lage school. After school he helped
Iiis father. There are many people in
Palmyra now who remember when the
tall, grave young fellow dug in the
street beside his father.
In 1857 Representative E, B. Alor
gan, of the Wayne County district, had
a vacancy at Annapolis. He offered
the place to soveral of the weII-to do
boys of the district. They all refused
it. Then somebody spoke of young
Sampson, the son of the village laborer,
Who was recommended to Mr. Morgan
as an honest, upright and intelligent
young man struggling to got along
under the most adverse circumstances.
Mr. Morgan asked Sampson if he would
like to go to Annapolis.
The proposition was so far beyond
anything of which Sampson had ever
dreamed that be said himself in after
life that ho did not boliove Mr. Mor
gan was in earnest.
He gladly accepted, went to tho
naval academy and graduated first in
his class. He was made a second
lieutenant in 1802 aud served on tho
practice ship John Adams. From the
John Adams he went to the Patapsco.
He was lieuteuant and executive of
ficer of that ship when she was sunk
by a torpedo iu Charleston harbor in
He was made a lieutenant com
mander in iand was instructor at
the naval academy from 1808 to 1871.
He served on the Congress in 1872 and
187.'!, and in 1874 was made a com
rnander and assigned to the Alert.
From 1870 to 1878 ho was again at tho
naval academy, and in 1880 after vari
ous tours duty on shore and sea he was
made superintendent of the naval ac
ademy while- still a commander.
Before that time no ono below the
rank of captain hail held that ofllee.
He recoived his captain's commission
in 1880 and in 1803 booarao chief of
the bureau of ordnance.
When the Maine was blown up in
Havana harbor and President Mc
Kinley decided on a court of Inquiry,
Captain Sampson was chosen both by
the president and by Secretary Ijong
to bo president of the court. lie re
turned to Washington with the report
and was almost immediately placed in
command of the North Atlantic fleot,
superseding Hear Admiral Sicard. He
was in command during all the opera
tions in West Indian waters. After
his roturn to Washington he was placed
in charge of the Boston navy yard
where he remained until his health
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GBRMAN KAI.t WORKS,
93 Nituu St.. New Voik Citjr.
PK ACH KKI?NS ATChKMSON
President Hartseog Huh Ke
Hljfued?Cudet Thoruwell and
the Sophomores Have Been
The investigation of the recent trou
bles in Olemson College, which wuh
undo luut week by the board of trus
tees, has resulted in the reinstatement
of Cadet Thornwell, who was suspend
ed by the faculty, and the sophomore
class will bo allowed to return and re
sumo their studies. The charges made
by tho committee of students agaiust
Presideut Harl/.og were withdrawn,
and President Harl/.og has tendered'
his resignation to take effect at the
I pleasure of the trustees.
President Hartzog's resignation was
placed in the hands of the board sev
eral days before. He said he tendered
it so the trustees might not feel any
embarrassment or hesitancy on his ac
count in mukitig tho most rigid and
When tho trustees met Friday
morning Cadet. Claude Douthit, chair
man of the student committee which
preferred the chaigcs against the pres
ident, submitted the following signed
Whereas, Tho students of Clemson
College have preferred charges against
President Hartzog, and these charges
havo developed sulliciently t.i show to
the board of trustees that Micro is a
wide-spread disaffection against Presi
dent Ilarlzog on tho part of the stu
dents, we are therefore willing to leave
the further investigation of this matter
in the hands of the trustoos. Ponding
this investigation we will not press our
(Signed) CLAUDK DOUTHIT.
M. 10. Xr.iui.Ku.
.F. T. liOUKRTSON, Jr.
S*. M. Ward, Jr.
Id. B. boykin.
W. e. G. Black.
B. H. Cakdnkh.
Ni:\vton I). Walkku.
41 Do 1 understand," asked Senator
Till mail, " that the committee pro
poses to drop these charges and leave
this whole matter now to tho trustees,
willing to accept and abide by our de
cision?" Douthit said this was the in
"Then," said Senntor Tillinau,
" there is nothing for the board to do
but to go iuto executive session and
make up its decision regarding young
Thornwell and the sophomores. That
is unless President Ilarlzog wants to
go on with the investigation of the
charges. What do you say, Mr. Ilart
President Ilarlzog replied that he
was toady and willing now, as he had
been all along, to go into a full and
complete iuvestigation as to his con
duct and administration of the college.
44 The committee has withdrawn their
charges on thoir owu volition, not in
any way at my suggestion," he said,
44 and it is not a compromise on my part.
1 urn willing to go on with un open in
vestigation, or 1 am willing to leave it
all in the lands of tho M US toes. 1
believe they will do justice and that is
all I want. The matter rests entirely
44 1 would like to say," said Cadet
Douthit, 44 lhat our committee has
taken this step only after inuiuul con
sideration, and with the good of Clem*
son college the sole purpose iu view."
44 Then," oald Senator Tillmau, 44 I
move that the board now go into ex
ecutive session. This was carried and
tho board retired. They wore in ses
sion over two hours. Finally wheu it
was stated that the trustees wore ready
to auuounce their decision the faculty
nnd students reassembled in the chapel.
Tho decisions were road by Senator
Tillinau. He read them iu a most im
pressive manner. The students cheer
ed roundly the decisions in regard to
Cadot Thornwell and to the sopho
more clans, hut there was no disorder
oi unseemly demonstration. The de
cisions are as follows:
The board after moat searching in
vestigation into the causes which led
to the suspension of Cadet Thornwell
and tho action of the faculty in refus
ing tho petition of the class for rein
statement, lind as follows:
First. That tho offense was not of
such magnitude and seriousness as to
warrant the sentence imposed, and
lhat the punishment was entirely dis
proportionate to the seriousness of tho
offense. Tho evidence shows that ttie
faculty was never iu possession of all
tho facts in tho case, aud while there
wuio some grounds for its action, we
feol that the trial was not conducted
with that seriousness nnd thoroughness
which should obtain in any caso which
involves the character and good name
of a cadet. Tho mengeriiuss of the
minutes and inability of the faculty to
pic;ic.nt to the board in written form a
record ot the proceedings is censurable,
and we shall expect, il never to occur
again. Wo oau understand bow there
ruighl ho a difference of opinion, as ap
pears to have exhtiat in tho faculty, on
Account of tho incomplete evidence
before it. The faculty divided evident
ly on tho question of intent. On tho
one hand, there was a belief that the
students understood their oblign'ion iu
r gard to this propuity. On tl eother,
the. Con lot i >n of the cadi ts ihat cus
tom hud It d tin m to believe they had
tho right to tako those tost tubes in
fluenced the judgmonl of somo mem
bers of the faculty to the extent that
the vote for susponsion was 16, while
those who voted against such punish
ment wore III, and tho orror was in not
giving the boncflt of tho doubt to tho
It is also an extenuating circum
stance as to tho sovortty of punish
ment that at the last mooting of the
board it laid groat slross, by resolution,
upon the lax discipline and somewhet
?Ihe Kind You Have Always
loose way in which the cojjpge was
being run, and ordered a strenuous ef
fort to remedy it. The action of the
faculty upon thie, tho first serious case
that had come beforo it, was possibly
the result of its desire to comply with
tho expressed demands of tho board.
It is therefore o"dered that Cadet
Thornwell be reinstated to his rights
and privileges as a cadet in this college.
The action of this class iu leaving
the college without exhausting all
remedies and making an appeal to tho
board for redress of grievances is one
of great ouriousucss. No colloge can
be successfully run at which discipline
is not strictly maintained?least of ull
an institution with such a largo num
ber of students as wo have bore aud
situated us Clemson College is in the
country. It in the purpose and inten
tion of the board to require from any
student who may avail himself ot tho
oppoiiuuitios that we oiTor here im*
plicil obedience to all lawful authority.
Any combinations having for their ob
ject the destruction of discipline and
subversion of good will be punished to
tho extent of our power. Understand,
wo want it distinctly understood, that
the idoa which seems to prevail to somo
extent among the cadets that they have
tho right to assemble in muss-meeting
or class-meeting aud legislate on col
lege affairs cannot ho too strongly con
demned. The facul'.y is clothed with
authority to govern the college under
rules and regulations which are acces
sible to the studeuts, aud there is no
excuse for the claim of ignorauco of
the right of appeal to tho trustees in '
any case involving their rights. This
board has on several occasions pre
viously shown its willingness and pur
poso to give a patient hearing to the
students and to redress grievances. I
We want to stress with all duo solemn
ity the feeling of the trustees that,
rather than to submit to mob law tak
ing coutrol Of Clemson and having the
students attempt to coerce the faculty
or to resist the college authorities, we
will lay it down as a gen oral principle
of the college government horo that we
will in future, if necessary, dismiss
the entire student body and begin"
anew before we will tolerate the con
tinuance of any such spirit.
Hut in the enso before us, as it is
the lirst that has como before tho board
iu tho history of tho college, we Und
that the sophomores did uot appeal to
the trustees, which they should have
done, but they left tho college without
that due consideration which they
should have given to euch a serious
slop. It may bo stated in extenua
tion of their offense that thoir sense of
justice had been outraged and their hot
and ImpuMve young blood had led
them to resort to this revolutionary
action because they wero sensible of
the wrong done their classmate aud
unwilling to subject themselves to
similar treatment. We sympathize
with the chivalrous feeling which led
them to do this vVe have sons of our
own, some of us, aud were boys our
selves once. Therefore, we are ready
to make duo allowances for this
hlundei of youth and permit Buch of
the class as desiro to do so to resume
their studies imnndiately or at the
beginning of the new tossion, as they
may elect. Such studeuts as avail
themselves of tins privilege will be re
ceived in the college upon the follow
ing conditions: (1) They must pre
sent a petition to the president of the
college asking reinstatement. (2) They
must make, good, by extra labor, the
time lost and the work that is required
in the course, and examinations which
are customary must he, passed as
though nothing had occurred. In
view, however, of the time already lost
and of the nearness of the end of this
term, such examinations will be re
quired until the opening of the next
It was nearly 1 o'clock when Sena*
tor Till man finished reading, and as all
the trustees were in a hurry to get
away to catch a train to Greenville, a
motion to adjourn was quickly put and
FROM VOLCANO TO THE SEA.
A River of L-OVQ Rushed Five
Miles in Two Minutes With
The greatest disaster of modern times
is the destruction of the town of St.
Pierre, in the island of Martinique,
which belongs to the French West
At 7 o'clock a. m. on the 8lh insi.
a storm of sleam, mud and lire en
veloped tho city and roadstead of St.
Pierre, destroying every house in the
city and community. Not more than
20 persons escaped with their lives.
Eighteen vessels were burned and sunk
with all on board, including four
American vessels and a steamer from
Quebec named Poraima. The United
Slates consul and family are reported
among tho victims. It is estimated
that 40,000 persons perished as a result
of the volcauic eruption in the island
Tho latest availablo llgurea show that
the total population of the islaud of
Martinique is 185,000 pooplo, and that
'25,000 liven at St. Pierre, nearly all of
whom huvo perished.
Mont Pelee, a volcanic mountain,
some ten miles north of St. Pierre, tho
commercial capital of Martinique, is
tho mountain which mado a faint show
of eruption 00 y?urs ago. On May
iird it began to throw out dense clouds
of smoke. At midnight tho same day
(lames, accompanied with rumbling
noises, lighted the sky over an lm
meuse urea, causing widespread terror.
May 4 hot ashes oovercd the wholo city
quarter of St. Pierre au inch thick and
made Mont Pelee invislblo. At noon,
May 5, a stream of burning lava rush
ing 4,400 feet down the mountain side,
following the dry bed of a torrent and
reachiug sea, live nnlos from tho moun
tain, in throe mjuutos. In its rush
the llory Hood swopt from its path plan
tations, building*., factories, cattle aud
human beings over a breadth of about
half a milo.
At the roar ot tho mouth of tho river
Hlancho stood tho largo (hierin sugar
factory, one of the finest in the islaud.
It is now completely entombed iu lava.
The tall chimney alone is visible. One
huudred and fifty persons are estimated
to have perished there, iucluding the
As the lava rushed into the sea, the
latter receded 300 feet all along the
west roast. Returning with greater
strongth, a big wave covered the wholo
sea front of St, Pierre, but doing little
dutuage ashore or afloat.
Terrible detonations, heard hundreds
of miles northward, followed at snort
irregular Intervals aud couliuuod at
night. The electric light failed, but tho
town was lit up by lurid llaBhes if
llame from the mountain. The terror
stricken inhabitants rushed for the
hills iu their night clothes, screaming,
shoutiug and waillug, made wilh ter
Tho IMissono family escaped lo St.
Lucia iu a small steamer. Thirty-five
persons, mostly women and children,
arrived in the forenoon of the 0th and
furnished the above details. The men
remained at Martinique. Tho same
aftornoon later, telegraphic commuui
tiou wus interrupted with both tho
islands of Martinique aud Vincente.
During tho afternoon of tin 8th the
British steamer Itoddam, which had
loft St. IiUcia at midnight on the 7ih
for Martinique, crawled slowly into tho
Castries harbor, unrecognizable, gray
with ashes, her rigging dismantled and
sails aud awnings hanging about, torn
(Japt. Whatter reported that having
just cast anchor oil St. Pierre at 8 a. m,
in lino weather, succeeding au awful
thunderstorm during the night, he was
talking to the ship's agent, .Joseph
riis8ono, who was in a boat alongside,
when he saw a Iremondou* cloud of
smoke and glowing cinders > ashing
with terrific rapidity over the t?>wn ami
port, completely, in an Instant, MIV' ?
oping the former in a sheet of ll >tt<
and raining lire on board. The agent
had just time to climb on board when
his boat disappeared. Several of the
crew of the Roddam were quit kly
scorched to death. By superhuman
efforts, having steam up, the cable was
slipped und the steamer hacked away
from the shore, aud nine hours later,
managed to reach C.c.trit'8. Ten of.
the itoiluaiii's men were UJng dead,
contorted aud burned out of human 1
semblance, amoug the black cinders
which covered the ship's deck to a
depth of six inches. Two more of the
crow have since died.
The survivors of the Uoddam's crew |
were loud in their praise ot the heroic
conduct of their captain iu steering his
vessel out of danger wilh his OWU
bauds, which wore badly burned by
tho rain of fire which kept falling on
the ship for miles after she got under
way. Beyond burns all over his body
the captain 18 sate, 118 is also the ship's
agent, though he is badly scorched.
Mr. 1'lissono is believed to be the
sole survivor of the forty thousand in
habitants of St. Pierre who remained
there, for the. town and the shipping in
the port have boon utterly destroyed,
the West Indian and Panama com
pany's repairing steamer g ing lirst,
then the Quebec liner Kornini?, (Japt.
Muggah ol the latter waving his hand
in farewell to the Itoddam as his ves
sel sank with a terrific explosion.
The British royal mail steamer Ksk
which called on' Martinique at 1(J p. m.
is reported standing off shore five miles,
sounding her whistle ami sending up
rockets. She received no answer.
The whole sea front was blazing for
miles. The Ksk sent a boat ashore,
hut could not laud on account of the
terrific beat,which was accompanied by
lou 1 explosion'. Not a living soul ap
peared ashore after the boat had wait
ed for two hours. Fire and ashes fell
all over the steamer.
An Economic Widowkr.?Out in
Bvanston, III., theie is a man who has
buried two wives, to tho memory of
whom he desires to do Utting honor,
but he is at least temporarily restrain
ed by relatives of the second wife.
This bare statement would undoubted
ly give color to an inference that the
relatives of the second wife are mean
and narrow, but, of course, there aro
two aides to the qucstiou. The other
side appears when it is made known
that the bereaved hut-hand wanted to
inscribe Iiis tribute to the memory of
his lirst wifo on u tombstone erected
to his second and paid for by her re
latives. The husband was paying u
mournful visit to the graveyard one
day when his attention was attracted
to the fact that, while there wcro four
available sides to the monument which
marked his second wife's last resting
place, only one was in use for purposes
of eulogy and epitaph. Phis seemed
to him to be a waste, especially in
view of the fact that his first wife's
virtues wore still unheralded. He
therefore engaged the stone-cutter to
supply the deficiency. The relatives
heard of it and succeeded in obtaining
a temporary restraining order from ihe
David Dickson, the most successful
farmer that over lived in Georgia,
snid: "Speed the plow, wet or dry."
If tho rains were frequent, It did no
harm to the land or plants; if very dry
plowing kept the soil porous, allowing
the moisture to rise, giving air to the
plants nnd absorbing tho dews and
fogs of night. Thus the intelligent
farmer never permits wet or dry
weather to entirely slop operations on
hi8farm. He always finds something
to engage his atteution nnd to keep the
teams or laborors busy on his farm.
Hev. Thomas Dixon has been look
ing over some piles of Southern news
papers dating back to 1805, and, to his
astonishment, finds that Booker T.
Washington's platform of negro educa
tion was advocated in speeches de
livered by Confoderato genorals after
their return from tho civil war.
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will bring me to you.
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Southeastern Lime and Cement Co., Charleston, S. C
Headquarters for Highest Grade Paints
and Oils. Agents for Jno. W. Masury's
Hlghest-Clape Roady-Mlxed Paint and
Also for "Standard Shades" Cold Water
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Atlantic Coast Line.
Traffic Department. Wilmington, N C.
March 26, 1902.
Between < harleaton and Columbia and
Upper South Carolina, and North Caro
In elTect January 16th, 1902,
No 68 No 52
IV K *A M
l.v Charleston .5 25 0 00
Lanes .7 35 7ft
Sumter.0 15 0 25
Ar Columbia.10 40 11 05
Prosperity. W 29
Newherry . 12 42
Laurena. 1 47
(ireenville. 8 *6
Bpartanburg. 8 30
Lv Buinter. 0 45
Ar Camdcn. 11 16
Lancaster. 2 37
Hock Hill . 3 H>
Yorkville. 4 18
UlackBlmrg . 5 25
Bhelby, N.c. ooo
Hulherfnrd'on. N. C. 7 15
Marion. 8 30
Winnsboro. 7 13
t harlotte N. C. !? 20
Henderaonville, N. C . ... 0 11
Aahoville N. G. 7 15
No 68 No 89
?I'M IA M
Ar Charleston.,. 020 n 81
Lanes.7 35 0 45
Sumter.018 8 ?i
Lv Columbia.4 4 I 0 55
Prosperity. 3 20
Ar Bumter.6 15
Camden. 4 15
Shelby, N C.7 15
Ilu?i>rfordton, N. C_fi*,05
Lv Marion.5 00
t harlotte, N.C.8 10
Henderaonville, N. 0...9 02
Aahoville, N. C.8 Uu
?Daily. ;Tuesdays. Thursdaye, and Sat
Noa. 52 and 53 8olid trains between
Charleston and Greenville, 8. '
Noa. 68 and 60 carry Through Coach be
tween Charleston und Columbia.
II M Kmerson, flen'l Paaa, Agt? T. M.
Kmerson, Tratlic Manager; J. K. Kenly,
Tlic Entering Wcd&e
To your consideration is gon
orally tho cost, though cost should
always ho rolativo to valuo to ho a
fair tost. The lumber we soli may
not always bo tho cheapest in prico,
but it's always ohoapost in the
long run, bocauso wo givo tho best
valuo. Thoroughly kiln-driod,pro
perly sawod and pinned, yon'il
find it "matches" well, and will
bo a life-long source of satisfao
R.H.Hudgens & Son.
Life of T. DeWitt Taltnnge, by hie
Bon, Rev. Prank Dewltt Talmape, and
associate editors of Christian Herald.
Only boos: endorsed by Tabling i family.
Enormous profit-for agents who aot
qntokly. Outfit ten oents. Write Im
mediately CLARK Sc CO., 222 8. 4th
8t., Philadelphia, Pa.
Mention this paper.
Columbia, Ntwbgrry AlanmsR 8.
Charleston, Greenville, Columbia, Atlanta
Sehe lule in efTeot April, 13l1i, 10 %
kahtkkn htan, ak? TIMK.
Read Duwu. Read Dp
AHanta SAL. 8 40amAr 8 50 pm
Athena.If 'Dam tl m pm
Klborton .II 5>am 5 17 pin
ALhcville .12 57pm I 05 pm
Greenwood.1 22pm 3 35 pm
Ar Clinton ....Dinner... 2 10pm 245 pm
C. A W. c.
Glenn Springs.,OA W ?.1U UUamA r i i>U| ui
Bp ii i an Inn .'. ... 1216pm A SO
Greenville.12 22j>m x 25
Ar l.atircnn.Dinner.. 1 12 2 06
?No. 22 No. 63,
Lv Laurena. 0 00am 2 00pm
Parka..... t; 10 2 08
Clinton. 0 40 2 22
GoldviUe.... .om 2 ;i
Kinard.7 OS 2 43
Gary. 7 17 2 4!)
Jalapa. 7 20 2 61
Newberry.8 oil 3 in
Proaperity..... 8 26 ? W
Blight . 8 42 ?34
Little Mountain .8.55 3.39
Cbapin.0 15 B 61
Hilton . 0 24 3*7
White Rock.;_ 9 29 4 01
Ualentine. 9.87 I
Irmo. 9 52 4 11
Ar Columbia.10 30 I 4 >
?Daily Freight except Sunday.
?No. 85 No. 52
Lv Columbia.12 80am 11 main
Leaphart.12 48 ll 30
Irmo. 1*00 II :ii
Malenline . 1 15 11 Ii
White Rock. l['2i 11*01
Hilton .1 29 11 64
Chapin. 1,311 12 02
Little Mountain. 1 50 12 I2pni
Prosperity. 2 22 12.26
Newberry.3 no 12.39
.lalapa.3.22 12 61
Cary.3|SI 12 69
Kinard. 3 40 1 ? '.'>
GoldviUe. .... 3 51 1,16
til in ton . 4 30 1 27
Parka . .. . 4 60 I 39
Ar Laurena. 5 Ml 117
A. C. L.
Columbia.165pm Ar 10 60
Bum tor. 6 20 9 25
Ar unarleston. 9 20 Lv li.Qn_
Tram f>3 and (2 arrive and depart from
new iin oii depot.
Trains Nob. 22 and 85 from ACL freight
depot. Weat Gervais atrcet.
For Ralea, Time Tables, or further in
formation call on any Agent, or writo to
H. M. Kmkkson, Oen. Freight ami I'ss
senge? Agt? T. M. Kmkkson, Traffic M'gr
Wilmington, N. C.
J. K. Livinoston, Sol. Ag't, Hank <>i
W. o. Childs. President, Columbia, 8. c.
Oharieston and Western Carolina R. R
A um m r a AND Ahiikvii.i.k HllOHT I.1NB.
In effect April 18, ltW?.
I.v Aiken.HOO a
Augusta.10 05 a 2 i? i>
Ar Greenwood.IS 40 p .
Waterloo. 112 p .
" Anderson. 7 16 i?
" liaureim.1 40 p !> 36 a
?' (ireenvllle.......825p 1U :iu a
" Glenn Springs _ ... .4 45p .
" Bpartanhurg .3 90 p 0 00 a
? Haluda. 5 33 p
" Hcndersouville. *?S 1 ? P
" Asheville. 7 16 p
Liv Ashevlllo. 7 06 a
?? Spartanhurg,. . 12 15 a ? <??? p
" IGreenville.12 22a 1 ?SiP
" B?rens.?tu?.1 45 p 4 Ii) p
Ar Waterloo.232p .
I," Ami ii. . 7 26 a
" Or er wood...807 p .
Ar Augusta. . 5 40 n 11 .'! > a
Alken . 7 .10
IiV Greenville . I2 22(>m
Ar Clinton. 2 22pm
Newberry... . ;t iiupm
Prosperity. 3 W\>m
Ar Alleudale. Ii 20 v
" Fairfax. 0 82 p
" Yemasnee. 10 2 a 7 ;<6 p
?' Beaufort.11 40 a 8 85 P
Port Royal.II /5a 811p
l.v l'ort itoyal .I Co p ? j0 a
Beaufort.114 p (i 50 a
Yamastee.2 30 p 7 40 a
Fairfax..... 8 48 a
Allendale. 8 68 a
Ar Augusta. .. .H00_a
Close connections at Oreenwood for all
points on 8. A. L. and C. & O. Railway,
and at Kpartanhurg with Southern Rail
For any information relative to tlekeU,
rates, schedules, eto., address
VV. J. Cram, Gen. Pass. Agent, Augus
II i<m it/mi Cured in thirty toslxy days
irnnVlf Ten days treatment FRKK.
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UI u |Juj o( ftU 8llffer1ng with Dropsy
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