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" STABLISHED MY, 6o CAR
6 NBER E
Htave Selected Harris Springs
AS. 'LAUiC FOR STACE TE0ACHERS TO
GATHER NEXT JULY.
Meeting of the Executive Committee of the
and Agreed Upon.
(The State, 80th.)
It -has beei decided that the next
annual gathe'ring of the State Teach
orA' Association will be held in July,
commencing on the first day of that
month and the Harris Lithia Springs
have been selected as the place of
meeting. This makes the third State
Association to decide to hold its ses
sion at Harris Springs. The State
Medical Society will hold its annual
sessions there in April and the State
Dental Association will have its an
nual gathering there in the latter
part of July. The hotel accommo
dations at Harris' and the splendid
health-giving waters have proven
great attractions for bodies that meet
The executive committee of the
State Teachers' Association met here
last night in the office of Superin
tendent Dreher of the local city
schools. Chairman J. W. Thomson
of Rock Hill and all the members
Prof. J. F. Brown of Spartanburg,
Prof. L. W. Dick of Aiken, President
Woodward of the South Carolina
college and Prof. P. T. Brodie of
Clemson College-were in attend
The committee first fixed the time
for the annual gathering as indicated
Then the matter of the placO for
the meeting was brought up. Mr.
Harris was here, and in person pro
sented a good proposition, offering
the tuachers special inducements.
An invitation from Clemson college
and another from Sullivan's Island
were received. The committee do
cided in favor of Harris Spring in
The g1r.' pogramme of the
gathering was outlined, but it was
iot made public and will not be un
til it is known whether those selected
for addresses, etc., accept the invita
tions extended to them. It is the
purpose of the committee in arrang
ing the programme this year to se
cure distinguished educators from
outside the State to deliver addresses
Everything will. be so arranged
that the teachers can make up a
party and leave in time to get to
Washington for the annual meeting
of the National Teachers' Association,
which begins on July '7.
The committee has not yet com
pleted its work. It will meet again
at 10 o'clock this morning.
This evening the State gathermng
of the superintendents of graded
schools will be held in the otlice of
Supt. Dreher. It is expeted that a
large number of superintendents
will be here.
CIIILL & FE~VER
[The Chicago News.J
If a man never makes mistakes he
never makes anything else.
If at first some men don't succeed,
they fail, fail again.
If you must bet, always bet on the
top dog and the bottom facts.
If angels fear to tread where foole
rush in they should use their wings.
If a girl is pretty she doesh't have
to go to the trouble of hanging up
If love was dumb instead of blind
it.wounot b e r'ble to give voice to
so mtych foolishness.
If you would avoid the usual
Christmas box of cigars from your
wife swear off smoking immediate.
If a man was careful in scraping
acquaintances he might avoid many]
6A the scrapes acquaintances get him i
THE OF AIIAHAM.
ie was Iturl the Cave of Machlpoian
aud the Alt, edanus are Keeping all
[From Job toddard's Published
But of fi, eater interest than
this ppol of )n is an object now
inclosed by massive walls of a
Moslem mosq 'ho Christian trav
eller 'may su their exterior at a
respectful die ,e, but if he places k
the slightest to on his life he
should not tr ntor the inclosure.
Bonath the quo which those
high battlem urround, there is a t
cave. It is orn of Machpolah,- i
which Abra n the death of his I
wife, Sarah hased as a family
place, nearl years ago. Here 1
he himself also buried; and, t
later on, w this cave were laid i
to rest Isan Jacob, with their
wivs-Jaco dy having, at the 0
patriarch's r t, been brought t
from Egypt o placed there by
the sido of b ife, Leah. More
over, since it e embalmed after
manner of E tins, his features
probably remai )l.nigh intact to
It is humili to 'admit that
neither Jew nor 'stian can today
stand beside th ibs in which re
poso the foundo f the Hebrew
nation. But suc he fact, for the
Mohammedans g w,th jealous
reverence the ton Abrahai for
whom their name 'he Friend of
God." It is a sin coincidence
that' such a title tId bs given
him by Moslois, 11 thoopistle
of St. James we r "Abrahtim 4
believed God, and as imputed
unto him for righto ss; and be
was called the Frion God." Of f
course no illustratio the tomli
thomselves can be ob d to loi t
as such restrictions 0 but one
may view at least the o Ico to the
patriaroh's sF;pxlphnro, 'rded by
solid masonry akd iron . By a
special firman from (IO itinople,
in 1863, the Prince of iles was
admitted here, attended Dean C
Stanley. In 1866 a si favor
was accorded to the Marqi f Bute,
and three years after to crown
Prince of Prussia, the late iperor
Frederick. Ono can imagi here
fore, what chance thc-ro is ordi
nary tourists to enter.
According to the accounts hose
who came here with those ,ely, r
visitors, the tombs of A Am,
Sarah, Jacob and Leah are ,,p.
arate apartments, lined with ble
and app)roached through silver es.
The place of honor, in- the con is
occupied by the tomb of Isaac. e
twoeon the tombs of Abraham, id
Isaac is a circular opening; a it
app)ears pr-obielo that the struct s
which are seen ai-o merely mo I
cenotaphs, the actual sopulchres .
ing in a subtorranean cavern
still lower depth. The floor of
inclosure is covered to some dop
with pieces of paper, which repr
sent the accumulations of conturio:
They are written peOtitions to Abrar
ham, which pious Moslems hay
dropped through an aperture above.
"Is this the real cave of Mach
pelah!"' we inquired. "Carn this be
the actual tomb wvhich Abraham ac
quired 40 centurios ago, with all the
formality and care revealed in the
description given *of that bargain in
the boo0k of Genesis P" IL seems at
first incredible, but there are man,r
arguments in favor of its genuine.
Text DI)dn t A pply,
Mrs. -Northaide wvas telling about
bhe trouble Mrsi. Manchester was
saving with her maids, and was amp
pearantly taking much pleasure out
>f her diflicullties.
"You should not be glad because
Wrms. Manchester is in trouble," said
MIr. Northaido. You should remom
>er that the Bible says, 'Rejoice not
vben thine enemy falloth."
"Oh,.that's all right," replied Mrs.
Worthside briskly. "Mrs. Manchos
em isn't an enemy at all. She is my
HUMAN STOMACH IS REMOVED
WOMAN LIVES AFTER OPERATION
HAS BEEN PERFORMED.
lhe Is Gaining Strength-Surgeons Now As
sert That the Organs A Not Neees
nary to Lif.
New York, December 24.-Tho
Vlodical Record will tomorrow pub
ish the following account of the
irst successful removal of a human
".Le 'ot itself is the most bril
iant and daring over attempted in
econt surgical history, bnt the at
*ndant discovery that the stomach
E not a vital organ is oven more im
):tant. Hitherto it has boon con
idored utterly impossible for a per
on to live without a stomach. With
he fall of this long recognized ax
om the old theories of medicine and t
urgory may be entirely changed
nd the field of possibilities which
he discovery o,ens up is pjactically
"The operation which has so
tartled the medical world was per
ormed in Zurich, Switzerland, by
)r. Carl Sehlatter on September Oth
ast. The subject was Anna Landis,
ifty-six years old and a silk weaver.
Chis woman hiad complained for
,oars of stomach trouble. Dr.
ichlatter diaguosed the vase and
ound she was sufforing from an ox
optionally large oval tumor in her
"The operation lasted nearly two
ouis and a half. The loss of blood
"The operation was wonderfully t
)orfornied. The patient, although t
ld and feeble, exhibited but few of t
he serious symptoms thr. usually
ollow a vital operation. Minute t
juantities of liquid food woro given
o her at short intervals. With the
xception of occasional vomiting,
his food seemed to be assimilated,
lespite the absence of a foodi -recop
aclo. In the second week a.ter the
poration she was given solid food.
I was retained and digested with
ut discomfort. And even Dr. t
chlatter himself marveled at the
ilmost unexpected success of his
old work. Ho wias handicapped in
living the patient solid food, be
ause she had only one tooth left in
ker head. . t
"On October 1 ith, a month and
ive days after the stomach had been
emoved, Anna Landis left her bed.
3y Novomber 25th she was feeling
)orfectly well and vas walking
iout. Her weight increased and
ipparently she was in far better
aealth than before the operation.
"Dr. Edmund Charles Wendt, of
loew York city, the correspondent of]
['he Medical Record, wvho obtained
)r. Schlatter's personal account of
h1e feat, states that on the 9th of
his month lie saw Anna Landis, and
hat to all intents and purposes she
s a well woman. She is still under
>bservation at the Zurich county
iospital, but is able to do her full
hare of work in the wards. She
ias had many medical visitors from
di quarters of the globe, and by
his time has grown quite proud of
er depleted body."
If ai an cannot be a Christian in
the li where lie is he cannot be a
bris4 an anywher.-Hoenry Ward
ChuXch fairs, amateur theatricals,
home alent concerts and similar
affairs are called entertainments, but
nobody ,p ows why.
-IPeople ometimes weep witnessing
a death ene upon the stage, but it
is usuale because they realixe that
it is only sham and that the actors
The south's Great Soldier.
Dr. E. B. Andrews, the distin
guishod president of Brown univer
)ity, is recognized throughout the
ength and breadth of this country
is a bold, original and independent
;hinker. His recent victory over the
;rustoes of Brown university in the
ight which was made upon him be
auso of his zoolous championship of
)imotallisu constitutes one of the
nost signal triumphs which free
hought has achieved during the
This reference to Dr. Andrews is
nade for the purpose of calling at
ention to the estimate which he
>laces upon the military genius of
lonoral Robert E. Lee. In com
nonting upon the loading figures of
he late war betwoon,the states Dr.
kndrows, in a public address deliv
ired in Chicago on last Monday, do.
lared that General Lee was not
only the greatest soldier which the
Yar produced, but that, in many
)hases of his military genius, ho was
he greatest soldier of modern times.
ks Dr. Andrews served in the union
rmy, this candid expression of
opinion in regard to the military
kill and prowess of the South's
rent soldier cannot fail to awaken
loop interest in both sections.
;peaking first of the religious side
>f General Lee's character, Dr. An
Irows declared that he had the faith
>f the crusader, and that his letters
n themselves constituted a guide to
ioliness. He furthermore observed
hat profane language never passed
brough General Loe's lips, and that
he habit of imbibing strong drink,
io common to soldiers, was some
hing in which he never indulged.
roceoding from this point Dr. An
"I fail to find in the books any
Iuch masterful generalship as this
woro showed, holding that slim, gray
ine, half starved, with no prospect
>f additions, and fighting when his
irmy was too hungry to stand and
he rifles wore only useful as clubs.
lis courago was sublime. He was
is great as Gustavus Adolphus, or
4apoleon, or Wellington, or Von
Voltko. His cause was not the lost
ause 80 much as is suspected. All
hat was good in his"cause has been
trafted into our laws and our consti.
ution. The doctrine of states'
-ights as now interpreted by the su
3rome court is in exact accordance
vith his clainis on the point. Gen
iral Leo lost at Gettysburg because
he federal troops had received a new
notor of tremendous strength, wvhoso
ower no one knew--Gen. Hancock.
Ito also lost because Meade's men
vere fighting on union soli--almost
vithin hearing distance of the pray
srs of their wives and children for
rictory. They were at their hearth
itones. Mon are tigers when wives
md families are the inspiration in
Before closing his tribute to the
mouth's great soldier Dr. Androws
leclared that the-final overthrow of
~he confederacy was not dno to the
!act that General Lee was outgenor
iled, but rather to the fact that over
wvhelming numbers on the union side,
soupled with the hardships and pri
rations which the southern army
was comlpelled to suffer, made the
miccess of the confederacy implossi
21e. With the decades which have
>lapsed since the late war between
:he states much of the bitterness of
reeling engendered by that conflict
Eas passed away; and while the
southi can now, without the least
prejudice, contemplate thle superb
uanaities of Grant and Shioridan and
Hancock, it is also true that the gon
srous and candid north can fully ap
preciate the heroic virtues of Jack
son, Beauregard and Lee.
P'rosperity come1(s quicke4 to thec mmn
whos * liver I' a goo.t concillion. l'oW lits
LitIlo Eanrly RhOtrso re amous lit., in pmillsi iur
stomach anmd liver troual,s.1w.IE.i'Pelham.
Insincerity in a man's own heart
must make all his enjoyments, all
that concerns hinm unreal; so t,hat his
whole life must seem like a mnordiy
dramatic representation. -- Haw..
THE MAJOR DODUED 1101ITNIN(A.
ne Tells of an Ingenious Uersoai's Ureal
(San Francisco Cal.)
"I see," said Major Blazen, as he
took a cigar out of my vest pockot
and proceede3 to light it, "that the
statistics show that deaths from
lightning are becoming moro fro
:uent every year."
We were sitting in the lobby of
the Occidental hotel, and the ma,or
had a red-colored volumo on his kneo,
which he had boon reading prior to
I merely nodded. knowing that my
lilence was moro likely to draw him
nto conversation than my words.
Ho puffed vigorously at my cigar
!or a few minutes and then begmn:
"Yes, sir: tho deaths aro becoming
noro frequent overy year, and I
Nonder that no one in this country
ias ever invented a patent lightning
onductor that could be carried
tbout the person by peoplo living in
ho districts whero electrical storms
tro so frequent."
Again he puffod at his cigar, stop
ing only to expectorato thoughtful
y at a cuspidor romoved somic two
ards from his foot. He (id not hit
t, but the mattor did not f3oomi to
vorry him tiuch.
"Talk about Yankoo ingonuity,"
2i said prosently, "why I know a
3erman who beat us all hollow. He
was a scientist of the first water and
iad a trunk full of diplomas and all
int sort of thing. I met him out
n Buenos Ayrc , somo years ago,
Ahore, as you know, electrical storms
ire very frequent and of great forco."
I was not aware of any such thing,
3t noddod again.
The major chewed a pieco off hii
.igar and pasted it, on the whito pil
ar near his seat.
"Yes, sir: storms are vei:- frequent
>ut there, and one year I remember
that deaths from light iing avVraged
'en a day."
I coughed, but the major's oym.
were fixed on the ceiling and ho did
aot hear me.
"One morning the German scion
ist came up to my apartments and
maid that lie had just completod a
portablo lightning conductor which
would make his fortuno, and which
would soon be owned by eyory resi
lent of Buenos Ayres. He showod
me three small rods, fitted into ono
,nother, the whole boing about twolve
reet long. The middle one of those
was to be atIached by a strap to the
wearer's back; the lower would then
reach the ground, the top one would
project some feet into the air, and
the olectrical current would be car
ried directly into the earth. I ma~
add that a small wheel was attached
to the bottom rod, enabling it tc
glide over thme ground easily and not
retard the wearer's movemients9. i,
object in comning to me was te
request me to make a trial withi
his patent before he finally put it
on the market."
Thme major's cigar had gone out,
and he p)roceeded to light it.
"What was I to do?" he asked me
after he had satisfied himself wit,h
few puffs. I merely waved my
"The afternoon p)romnised1 to be t
st,ormy one," lie continued. "anid so]
agreed1 to be on hand and risk my
life for his special benefit. At
o'clock I repaired to the place os
meeting, a lonely plaza on thme out,
skirts of tile city, and just as the
storm began to breakc I took the t'h"
rods from him and began to adjust
them. Peals upon p)eals of thiundoe
broke over the city, and the lightning
flashed every few seconds. It wvas
forked lightning, too, sir, and I as
sure you it kopt, me jumping froum
side to side to avoid iboing struck
Fortunately," continiued the major
looking at his shapely limbs, "I an,
well built and exceedingly agile.A
less agile person would have beoor
struck repeatedly, but I como of fin
old stock, sir."
He eyed me fiercely, and I bowed
"Finally I succeeded in adjusting
the three rods, attached them to mn'
middle, and, up m my bonoer, 51r
thme lightning slid down that rod ii
front of me for two hlourA in on<
solid streak. The German scientis
made a for tune, but he died o
apoplexy shortly afterward. S aal
we drink, sir?" he continued, as h
took my arm. We did, and 7 pai<
VAUA11UN 08 VEASTIED.
12,000 .1lys mnd Giril Entertained by n,
Twelvo thousand boys and girh
wore tho guOsts of one man in
Chicago on Thanksgiving day. It
was the fourteenth annual feast fur
nishod by Isac Woolf, a wealthy
merchant., to the papor sol'er, th<
bootblack aud the youngsters whose
homo is tha 8troot, and it was spread
in lis; storo.
Sovonty.-five waitors- wero tsy for
six hours dealing out in generous
quantitios portions of the following
collection of oatables: Four hundred
and sovontyd-ivo turkeys, six bar
rols of mashed potatoos, twenty bar
rels of apples, 1,000 gallons of milk,
four barrels of cranborry sinuce, 1 ;';
bunches of bananas, 850 loaves of
broad, fifty )oxos of grapes, sixty
boxes of orangos, 050 dozon cakes,
1,200 pios, amid colory and other
side relishes galoro. Prior to t.he
"feed" a parado of newsboys, hoaded
by a newsboys' band, marched across
the river to the Vooif storo. Froi
their arrival till lato at night it kopt
a dozen poicumen busy holdiig
back tho crowds and rostraining tliv
eager youigstors. Nino hundrod
wero seated at once, and the scono in
the big store was romarkablo. Bo
sidesl the iusic of munching and
drinking tb-eo was an orchostra
preent, and also voamal artists, wlic
assisted in diverting the feasters and
the hundreds who lookod on.
Mr. Woolf was born in London
forty-six years ago, and lived next to
Barney Baaruato for i t imo and pod
dled papers With the once diamlork
king in the stroots of the world's me
tropolis. Tho memory of this ex
perienco in early yout h1 is the caus
of his generosity on each succondiny
mo,mpt WrIClcm of ithe TV31-64
(From Gosta Typographica.)
"What is this ir" xclaimled a coml
positor who was expecting to bo pro
moted to a proofroadershidp shortly
"'Sormons in stonos, books in th
running brooks!' Impossible! Hi
means, of courso, 'Sormons in bookE.
and stones in the running brooks.'
And a new reading of Shakespear
appoarod next morning.
A sporting compositor thought
"Cricket on the Hearth" must be 1
slip of the pen. li ma1de it "Crick
ot on tho IIeath."
A writer on angling had the joy o
noeing his sentence, "The young sal
mon are beginning to run," prinlte<
'"The young salmon are beginninug t<
swim," another t houghtful c'omnposi
tor having been at work.
Happier was the transformation o
the sentence, ''Bring me my toga,'
mnto "Bring me my togs."
There is a loss subtle veom of hui
mor in the story of the editor wh,
wvrote during an election, ''The bat
lIe is now opened." Th'le complosito
spelled "ba)lttle with an "'0,'' and1 t.h
other sido salid, of course, that the
had suspected it fromu the first.
It was b)y a siimllo mistake th
the late Bankor P'ashma, who migh
fairly be described as a ''batt.le
scarred veteran,'' wvas clled( a "hbat
tie- scaredl veteran,'' thle libel bieinu
by nto meanms p)urged wvhen thme newvs
paper called the gallant olhIcer
Owing to an error in printing th
announcement, "A sailor going t
sen, his wvifo (dosi ros the pr'ayers c
-the congregation," hocamoe "A sailo
going to see his wife de(sires Lh
prayers of the congregat ion."
The tatement, "MoIssrs. -
preserves cannot 1)0 beatenm," wm
rather vitiatedl as mn advert isomer
by the omission of ''b'' in the lam
Inoetly gay was the niewspapel)
report wvhich said that the In n lo
express5 had knockol down a cowv an
cut it into "calves."
MIqs A lih, lin-->he(s Norfolik, Va., wa's frlgli
i futly~ b,trueil oni t he fae nm,l 114ck .Pa, in wv.
ing a t-ar. (t, l iii I fan u pilo rI l ,ned
W. 'ir t st i 1)IPel0am
Only evil grows of itself, while fi
Igoodnoss we want effort and conurag
The EIna HMtglog.
Over the far lands and sit- lands
Over the frost and the snow;
Over the hills and the frozen rilk,
Blow, little bugles, blow!
lilow us, in 111inl or rin1,
To 'eate, from, paths of pain;
01rom1 gathering night
To the rosy light
Of childhood's years agaIn!
Over the lowjinds and1 hghland ,
Whero the red 1.horniq -Ifffi0%.
O'er the strifo and tihe stontm of i fe,
llow, little bigles, blow!
llow us from1 fet--s and I ares
To,0 the hrine Of (I iirst ispe(i
Froml gathering Il"igt
To the I"orninlg light
or the heatitul fi, beautifiul ylear!
Over the sigh ing- Iti(l and iri
Of lives in the <1st, irolght low,
Over.1 the gloom to the light, 111141 the
llow, lit tle blgl1s, bl..w!
Imlow us fron iarkest. iighiit,
To a haveln starl-ml anil bri1ght
'rom grie( andl g loomi.
T('o tll! 8lMav-ti me bloom
in the beaut.iful mOrninlighi,t!
siep, W rl ,4 1111,,igev iy.
(IFrom tho British Medical Journal.
Homo of 1ho greatest workers of
our (a3y IIIvo done with m1uich less
tiai eight honr1 of HIV-1). Dr.
J ae1110 1 egge, IrOft'lissor of ChiIVS0
inl th Unlivorsity of Oxford, who has
just diod it th ige of 82, was, it is
said, in the luabit, of rising at 3 A. M.,
and allowing linsolf only livo hours
of slop. 3lrunol, tho famous enl
gmlieer, for a conlsiderillo part, of his
lifo worked nearly twenty hours a
day. Sir Goo A. Elliott, i.t"rward
Lord Ileathlioild, who was inl comlt
man1111d throughout, tho great Hoigo Of
(ibraliar, which lasted fourl yearm,
tnevor during aill that. timlo slvep.moril
than four hours out of I ho twont,y
frai. I- liivo to tho age of ij
"As I got old," Hiaid Itumbolft, "I
want moro sloop--four houtrs oaiut.
When I was young, two hours of
s0lo0p woro quito onough for mo."
On Prof. MAix Muller hint.ing it.ho
found tils a hard saying, Itumbolt
snid: "It is quito a mistike, though
it is very widely spr-ad, that, wO
want sovon or eight. hours of sieep.
WeII I was your agO I simlly lay
(own onl the sofit, (itnied downI my
lump, aind Ifter two houmrs' sloop I
wis ats freshi as v.r." e livvd to
ho 81.. Thes ('XIIIpI'les ar(,, to use
tl conlsecrateod p11so of Che h11agio
grap~hors, moroP( for adi~hnrationi thant i
for imitation; but. t boy servo to shiow
tht lorgeovity and1( a sitil alilowanie
of sleep tare niot inl all (cases inucomn
One of the most curiious i ngs
- (I odk in, in thie January5 P3 At( lnie, is
r that the( pl)Iic (100s not, eXxect, fromt
i a newspapeir prioprietor thle samo11
sort, of mtora lity3 if.Ot expoets froml 1por
801n5 ill ot.her ca lba gs. It woIld d(1is
L ownI a b11 oosller and coase tall int~fer
t course wit.hi hlim for ai tithle( of the
-falsehoods and pettfy frauds whtich it
- I)asso1 unnlloti0Ced iii a new'~spa1pp
proprir. If may13 diisbl Ii(ve every
word1 he says8, and1( 3et p rofess to re
spe1)ct him, and1( mayf occatsionallIy yo
ward'( him;t so that, it. is quIitol possilblo
1 to find( a ne('wspaper) which nearl ty
) overyb)ody conidomnis, and1( whose ini.
f fluonce lhe wvould repludiate, circulat-.
r inrg very fr'ee ly ar nonig roligious and1(
(i moral peoplei, and1( maikinig hianidsomne
potsfor its prop4riefor. A news.
5 j5)ppr proplrietor, therefore, who finds
5 that hiis profits remuani high, 1no mait
t ter whatil vi(ewI he p)romullgates and1(
t what kind( of mioraility lho pratctices,
c:mi hardly, with fatirniess to the comI
r. mntnity, b)0 treaIted as5 ani' exponenIt
1n of its opinlions. HIe wvill s of conrider'
1 what it thinks, wheni lhe finds1 ho has
only to ejiisidoer what it wd.l buy,
anid that it w-ll buy his lapor' with
I- out agreeing with it.
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mnonts of religiotus gratitude and1(
>r swells their hearts witi inwa:d trans
p, ports of joy and1( ocultatioe.-Addi..