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Tragedy In Life of Poe.
Few homes associated with men of
genius have attracted more sympa
thetic and melancholy interest tbao
the little cottage in Fordham, N. Y.,
where the bitter tragedy of I.gar
Allan Poe's life was played nearly
to the end.
He came here in 1846 with his
young wife and mother, the long
suffering and patient Mrs Clemm,
hoping by his work on various pa
pers and magazines in the great city
nearby to make enough to afford the
necessary comforts of his invalid
Virginia and himr,elf. The little cot
tage on the top of Fordham Hill
was by far the best home he had yet
known. It was only a story and a
half high. On the ground floor are
two small rooms, a sitting room and
a kitchen, while above, reached by a
narrow stairway, are two other
rooms, one of these Poe's, a cramped
little box of a place, lighted by tiny
windows, the other a bedroom about
the size of a closet.
Mrs. Grove, who visited the Poes
here says: "The furriture was of
the simplest; in the clean, white
floored kitenen were a table, a chair
and a little stove, and in the other
room, which was laid with checked
matting, were only a light stand
with presentation volumes of the
Brownings upon it, some banging
shelves with a few other books
ranged on them and four chairs."
Poe's wife, Virginia, only 25. was
beautiful, her large black eyes and
dark hair accentuating her pallor.
and Poe, proud, himself ill and bit.
ter, with a sense of the injustice of
the world and his own inability to
provid e the comforts required for
his wife, was in a constant fever of
LIVED IN GREAT POVERTY.
"As the summer went, on Poe
grew no better, and d.ily Virginia
failed and faded and the res'urces
of the hou--hold were being slowly
reduced to the starving point. Au
tumon came, the snow and the cold and
the winter seclusion and aflairs grew
r:9sperate- the wolf wis already a'
the door when by happy chance this
eam3 Mrs. Grove, whose kind heart
could prompt her to di, something
better than her verses, called on the
Pues, and found the dying wife i1
the summer -itting r<om, which had
been taken for her use." The scene
is vividly realized in her descrip
lion. "T'here was no clothing on thc
bed, which was only straw, but a
s'ow white counterpane and shet.
The weather was cold and the sic,
lady had the dreadful chills that
accompany thbe hectic fever of com
sumption. She lay on the straw bed
wrapped in her husband's groat
coat, with a large tortoise shell cat
on her bosom. The wvonderful cat
seemed conscious of her great use
fulness. The coat and the cat were
the sufferer's only means of warmth,
except as her husband held her
hands and her mother her feet.
Mrs. Clemin was passionately fond
of her daughter, and her distress on
.:ount of her illness and poverty
was dreadful to see."
Mrs. Poe died in the little sitting
room on.Saturday, January 30, 1847;
aud from here her husband, wearing
the military coat that had but lately
been her bed covering, attended by a
few friends, followed her body to its
last resting place. For some time
after his wife's death the little house
remained the home of Poe and Mrs.
Clemm. Friends came occasionally
to see them, and the poet spent many
odd moments working among his
beds of flowers. Besides a cat he
had a tame bobolink and a parrot to
share his affection and divert his at
tention. He was food of being out
'7 5 Fu
of doors, and a favorite, walk was
over the thou open country to the
westward to High Bridge and along
the romantic shores of the heavily
wooded Harlem river.
Much of the beauty of this re
gion has been out away to malte the
speedway for the sportloving drivers
of the metropolis. The view up and
down the river from High Bridge,.
however, is still one of breadth and
impressive beauty. At one north,
between the hills, you catch a
glimpse of the Palisades, and to the
south rise the vague towers and
misty pall of smoke that belong to
the greaty city that Poe never really
learned to know.
The granite arches of High Bridge,
that rise nearly a hundred and fifty
feet above high water, form the sup
ports for the aqueduct over which
runs a footway, and here Poe used
to walk or lean musing on the low
parapet. The ledge back of his
house, with its extended view, was
another place where he used to lin
ger, and many hours were spent
there by the poet.
The recent cutting of a new road
way compelled the moving of the
Poe cottage and it now stands right
alongside of a typical suburban
house, so close that one can almost
touch the opposite wall from the
veranda The present iwner keeps
it in good repair. On the stret,t end
there is a badly painted raven and a
tin sign, informing the observer that
Poe lived there.
Several efforts have been made
toward purchasing the house and es
tablishing it as a memorial to Poe,
and it is hoped that this will be done
before long. Across the street is
Poe Park, the ground that formerly
belonged to the house, and where
the poet used to enjoy the blossom
ing of ihe cherry and apple trees.
Governor MeSweeney ..Refers to Some
Criticisms of his Pardoning Power.
[NNws usnd Courier.]
Columbia, December 27.--The
action of the Governor in pardoning
Singleton A. Mclntoeb, of Abbeville,
has created some adverse comment,
which has been raised in newapapere,
and in connection with it Governor
McSweeney has been more or less
censured on account of t he frequency
with which he has exercised Execu
tive clemency. The Governor has
not condescended to reply to these
criticisms, but in speaking today
generally on the subject of the par
doning power he said that no man
who was conscientious could for a
moment think of pigeon.holeinig
these applicetions, especially when
they are urged personally oftentimes
by men wvhose standing and charac
ter are unquest ion aOe. He said he
believed a man who would shirk such
a duty was cowardly and that he
must do what his judgment dictates
is beat whatever any one may think
about it or say about it. Often these
criticisms are made by those who
are utterly unfamiliar with the facts,
in the first instance, and who nat
,urally could not know of the later
evidence that might be presented to
,the Governor. Add to this that in a
great majority of t-he cases acted
upon by the Governor solicitors and
judges recommended favorable ac
tion, and this being true, he feels
jully justified in issuing the
pardons he has issued, whatever
tbeir number may bw Tho Governor
is required to make a report to the
Legislature as to the reasonis actuat
ing him in every pardon granted,
and Governor McSweeney has made
it a custom to report these reasons
very completely and exhaustively'.
Speaking of suggestions made that
a pardoning board be appointed
IGovernor McSweeney said that he
did not see that such a board would
relieve the Governor to any extenit.
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P.M. A.M. F.M. A.Mi
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2 48 966 ........snderson F. D......... 8 40 11 10
2 45 9380........ 4 nderson P. D . 8 45 ills
909.... ...Denvr... ... .8.69
90 .. . Autun. . 405 .......
8 65 ...........Pendleton ........... 411 .
8 47 ..............Q h crry............... 4 18 .......
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8 28 .....Jo dania Junot...... 4 88 .......
....... 81) ............ .. eneoa.............. 4 4o .. ....
..... 8 6......West Union ......... 6 04 ....
....... 8 00............ Walhalla ............ 5 09 . .......
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Augusta and Ashevillo Short Line
Sehedule In Effect Juty 6, 1902.
Leave Augusta................10 a m 2 55 p t
Arrive Greenwood...........12 44 p m ......
Anderson ............... .... 7 0p
Laurens..... . 1 46 p m . 10 80 am
Waterloo (H. s.)... 1 12 pm ..............
Greenville............12 22 p m 9 30 am
Glenn Springs...... 4 46 pm .............
Spartanburg......... s80 pm 900.am
Saluda.................. 6 88 p m ..............
Hendersonville..... 6 08 p m .............
Asheville............... 7 16 p m ..............
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Glenn S rings ......10 00 a n ..............
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Greenwood............ 2 1 p pm
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Newberry ........... 12 42 pm
Clinton ....1 . 25 in
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Apartanbu. g ...... 3 30 pw
Glenn 8prings..... 4 01 pm
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Spartanburg......... 120. I'm
Greenville............. 12 6 pm
Arrive Clinton.................. 2 32 pm
Newberry.............. 8 00 pm
Colum bia.............. 4 30 pm
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(Eastern Standard Time.)
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Schedule In Effect. August 26th 1902
STATIO % 8.
8 40 am Lv Atlanta (s A.L) Ar. 8 50 pm
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11 to aus Elberton 6 17 pm
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202 Lv Laurens Ar 150
2 (9 " Parks Ar 1 42
2 22 ..Clinton.. 1 81
281 Goldville 1 17
24: ..Kinard.. 1 10
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254 ..Jalapa.. 100
3 tO 1Newberry 12 46
8 24 -Prosperits 12 82
3 84 ....8lighs.... 12 23
3 89 I,t Mountain 12 19
8 61 ...Chapin... 12 09
8 57 Hilton 1202
4 01 White Rook t) 69
4 (7 Ballentine 11 64
4 17 ......Irmo..... 11 46
424 ..Leaphar.. i.40
4 46 ArOolutnblaLv 11 20
1 65 LvColun.bir'.(.A.o L.)Ar 11 '1
6120 Sumter 9 5
9 20 Ar Charleston Lv 7 ai.
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SCRUDUL.B IN RFFECT AmTR JUtE 2,.190 .
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