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PISGAH STRUCK BY STORM.
*art of Union Tornado Passes Over the
?S|Pisgah, May 26.-A part of the
Union tornado touched this place yes?
terday afternoon. Considerable dam
.^8ge was done by the blowing down of
5 trees on the crops, twisting the oats
and corn about,
jp The crops look fine-the best in
gyears. Old folks say that all years
f? ending with 2 are ^oo:1 crop years,
? while those ending with 1 are bad
if years. There is more truth than
poetry in the saying.
A good deal of dysentery is about :
? also mumps. With these exceptions,
r the health of this section is very good.
. It is hoped that Sumter will get the
L Female College of Columbia. To
? have such an institution in your
midst will not only be a benefit to
you, but a greater one to the patrons
of the college in the lower part of
People who have not visited the
Charleston Exposition have missed a
great deal, from an educational stand?
point, let alone seeing the old relics
of former days. Liberty bell and the
Washington sword are amply worth j
the trip there to see them. The
State of Oregon has the finest dis?
play. It would be amusing to see our
sawmill people tackle the big log in
ffthe exhibit. North Carolina has the
?nest exhibit, of grains, which are
very artistically shown. This State's
exhibit is very creditable, indeed. \
The display by the United States1
government is fine, lt is an education j
right to see it. You can inspect it
for days with interest The improve- j
mont in fire ovens, from before the \
- revolution to the present time, shows |
the wonderful inventive genius of our
country. The lighting up of the
building at night is as pretty a sight
as one wishses to see. On the whole,
" the Exposition does great credit to the j
men who got it up and sustained it,
as well as to the State at large.
I hear of no candidates here in this
* section "Guv." must be quite lone?
some in "Lee County," as he is not a
candidate. I understand that some
candidates who made profuse promises j
in the past will be asked about them j
if they come out again. A candidate
who has such a poor opinion of peo?
ple as to think they can be fooled by
sweet promises should remain at home.
Public office is a public and business
? trust and carries with it HO high
I see the State Democratic Conven?
tion has agreed to have what I sug?
gested-two campaign days. Now let
the candidates make a clean-cut fight
on principles, and not on men (with
the exception of "Johnnie,") and
the campaign will be one of education,
* which will be beneficial to all.
TSE OLD, FAMILIAR STORY.
Negro Narrowly Escapes Lynching
at Hands of Mob.
Columbia, May 26.-On Saturday,
a 16-year-old girl, daughter of the pro?
prietor of the hotel at Fort Mili, went
to the lot, 20 feet from the hotel and
in full view of the street, to milk a
, cow. As she stooped over, a negro
struck her from behind. She scream?
ed. He choked her into insensibility.
He then became frightened and ran.
The girl saw nothing but a yellow
hand, with a knife in it.
A number of yellow negroes were ar?
rested and placed in jail on suspicion,
and one was supposed to be the guilty
There was much talk of lynching.
The governor was communicated with,
and at midnight he ordered out the
Fort Mill Infantry to guard the jail.
Yesterday the governor received the
following telergam from Capt. Spratt,
in command of the company :
"Guarded negro last night and
started him to jail at Ycrkville this
morning. Everything quiet now."
MURDER iN GH?BSB.
Young Man Kills Young Lady Be?
cause She Refused to Marry Him.
Atlanta, Ga., May 25.-Five or six
hundred men, divided into a half dozen
posses, are tonight searching the coun?
try adjacent to this city for Millard
Lee, the son of a well-to-do farmer,
who shot and instantly killed Miss
Lilla Suttle, a young woman of 19.
The tragedy took place at Wesley
Chapel, Mount Gilead camp grounds,
nine miles from Atlanta, Lee firing
two bullets into Miss Suttle just as
the minister had finished the benedic?
tion and before any of the worshippers
had started to leave the church.
Lee, who is about 20 years of age,
came into the church during the ser?
vices and took a seat two pews from
the door and almost directly behind
Miss Suttle. Just as the services were
over and the congregation had risen
to its feet Lee leaned forward and
fired two shots at Miss Suttle, killing
her instantly. Lee escaped, a:.id,
meeting his father some disance from
the church, got $100 from him. Sev?
eral posses were soon organized and a
call sent in for bloodhounds. Dr.
John Suttle, father of the murdered
giri, heads one of the posses, while his j
son directs another.
Miss Suttle was a strikingly beauti?
ful young woman and had recently
graduated with high honors from a
college. It is said that she refused
Lee's attentions because she; consider?
ed herself above him socially.
S?*?? Cleo ?" of Fire.
As a house is never attacked by f::-,v
at the top and bottom at once, if there
is a safe and ready exit at both top
and bottom very little danger to life is
to be feared. It is important that
exits should be so known us ?:> be essi
ly found by day or night by every in
mute of th<* house. If the Clothes you
have on catch lire, a blanket, rug or
some such woolen article should be
quickly and tightly wrapped around
you. Air is thus excluded, and the fin*
A numil tire In a roora can often be
put out ::> the same way in preference
to pouring water on it. In case of fire
keep all doors shut as far as possible.
lt a room is full of smoke, keep low or
crawl because smoke and bot air both
rise, ieaving the floor comparatively j
c-i??a r. * j
-? ?? ?.3-wan-^-lar'i ??.?
Lost by a Toy Balloon.
Diamonds and other jewels have been
lost in all sorts of queer ways, but in
none more unusual than the accident
mentioned in the Boston Transcript, by
which a diamond brooch was snatched
from the owners dress and left some?
where on the cr?ai plains.
A young woman was traveling by
rail through Kansas. At Kinsley, where
the train made a considerable stop, a
fair was in progress. Here the young
T/oEaa bought of a peddler a toy bal?
loo;: for a little girl who had won her
The child was delighted 'with the
plaything, and as they rode along she
v:batted with her new friend and pulled
the balloon up and down. At length
she playfully fastened the string to the
lady's diamond biooch.
The train was rounding a curve at
the moment and a strong gust of air
came through the car. The balloon was
carried out through the open window.
The sudden jerk on the string loosened
the brooch, and away it sailed.
The jewel was so valuable that the
young woman offered a reward of $300
for its recovery. Sparred by this in?
centive, cowboys scoured the plains
for days in all directions, but without
POOP Choice Either Way.
"When passing through a certain sec?
tion of a certain state once," said a
man who has traveled much, "a friend
and I stopped at the house of a neigh?
bor for tea. Soon after we had sat
down at the table ifce housekeeper look?
ed toward us aod asked whether we
wanted long or short sweetening in oui
coffee. As she asked that question I
looked toward my friend, and he look?
ed at me. I nudged him in the side,
meaning that ? wanted him to speak.
He said be would take long sweetening.
With that she put her finger in a cup
of molasses, put the same finger in his
.coffee and -stirred. That was long
"Then she asked me what I wanted,
and I said immediately. 'Short/ So she
put her finger in another cup, took out
something that resembled maple sugar,
put it between her teeth and bit it in
two parts. One part went into my cup ?
and the other into hers. It seemed to j
be a case of no matter which sweeten- j
lng you tried you'd wish you had taken |
An Unconcerned ??other.
A curious incident occurred a day or
two ago on an elevated train. Two
women and a boy entered and found
?every seat occupied. A kind hearted
young woman, who was seated, took
the boy, a sturdy little fellow of five
years or so. on her Hp. knowing that it
is even barder for a child to stand than
for a grown person. She held him for
some time, and then the mother and
friend were enabled to get seats oppo?
site. Naturally the volunteer nurse
prepared to resign her charge, expect?
ing-that his mother would call him to
Not a bit of it! The two talked com?
fortably, without giving a thought to
the stranger, who was still holding the
boy and was wondering, amusedly, just
what kind of mentality was responsi?
ble for the mother's singular thought?
lessness.-New York Tribune.
Axsnming Husbands;' Xcmes.
The practice of the wife assuming
the husband's name at marriage, ac?
cording to Dr. Brewer, originated from
a Roman custom and became the com?
mon custom after the Roman occupa?
tion. Thus Julia and Octavia, married
to Pompey and Cicero, v.-ere called by
the Romans Julia of Pompey, Octavia
of Cicero, and in latter times married
women in most European countries
signed their names in the same manner,
but omitted the "of." Against this
view may be mentioned that during the
sixteenth and even at the beginning of
the seventeenth century the usage
seems doubtful, since we find Catha?
rine Parr so signing herself after she
had been twice married, and we al?
ways hear of Lady Jane Grey (not
Dudley), Arabella Stuart (not Sey?
Some persons think that the custom
originated from the Scriptural teaching
that husband and wife are one.
This was the rule of law so far back
as Bracton (died 12GS), and it was de?
cided in the case of Bon versus Smith,
in the reign of Elizabeth, that a woman
by marriage loses her former name and
legally receives the name of her hus?
band. Altogether the custom is involv?
ed in much obscurity.
Holy Cent of Trevcx.
The holy coat preserved at Trevos. in
Germany, is claimed to be the seamless
garment worn by Christ and for which
the Roman soldiers cast lots during the
crucifixion. It is a tunic about five feet
long, cut narrow at the shoulders and
gradually widening toward the knees.
Many miracles are said to have been
performed by this robe.
Its history fer the last TOO years is
clear enough, but darkness shrouds
the story of the relic prior to the
twelfth century. The Catholic church
relics for proof of its authenticity upon
a tradition that it was one of a chest j
ful of relics sent as a gift to the I
church at Tr?ves by the Empress Hel?
ena. She is said to have found the
coat at Jerusalem while in search of
the true cross.
A legend says that in the ninth cen?
tury the holy coat was concealed from
the Normans in a crypt of the cathe?
dral. There it remained forgotten until
1100, when it was rediscovered and
placed in the high sitar.
A Mean 3ian.
"He is the most inconsiderate man. I
"He refuses to give his wife any
grounds on which to ?et a divorce with
"I was just telling my daughter,"
said Mrs. Nexdore. "that it's a shame
of her to play the piano on Sunday."
"Huhr exclaimed Mrs. Pepprey.
"Why Sunda7 especially?*
Cards In the Ctzrrlcnlnm.
The custom of encouraging our chil?
dren to perfect Themselves in card
games is by no means of modern
growth. There must lia ve been a sub?
stratum of truth in the following jest?
ing paragraph, which is clipped from
The Times of Nov. 2. 1797: "At some of
our tirst boarding schools the fair pu?
pils are nov.- taught to play whist and
cassino. Amongst their winning ways
this may not be the least agreeable to
papa and mamma. It is calculated that
a clever child. by its cards and its nov?
els, may pay for its own education." -
Tho Succer.sfnl One.
The man who sets in life the oppor?
tunity to express himself in the largest
terms, who after ascertaining what
faculties he hns determines to develop
them to the highest possible efficiency,
who is capable of seeing the sweetness
and joy that lie all about him. who, be?
ing proud, does not allow his body or
mind to be defiled, he is the one who
Obtains the big rewards, the his suc?
cesses.-Oppenheim, "Mental Growth
Arab maidens before they enter the
harem and take the veil are indeed cu?
riously adorned. Their faces and bod?
ies are stained a bright yellow with
turmeric. On this groundwork they
paint black lines over their eyes with
antimony. The fashionable hue for
noses is red. and spots of green adorn
the cheeks. The general effect of this
makeup is comical in the extreme.
A Hobo's Iden.
"I think this nomadic life is a healthy
life, i think if some of you professors.
students, etc.. would live more of a no
! roadie life and feel the enjoyment of
! the fresh air more and take more good
wholesome outdoor exercise and live
j more of a rough and tumble life you
would enjoy better health and live lon
A Heston Girl.
Granger-You would hardly call Miss
Pole a very warm hearted person?
Farmer-Warm hearted? On the con?
trary, she is awfully cold. If she should
shed a tear, you may be sure it would
t>e a hailstone.-Boston Transcript
The Written Proposal.
Scribbles-I wrote a story once that
came near winning a fifty thousand
Dribbles-What sidetracked you?
Scribbles-The girl's father.-Cnicago
^nclndins the Frame.
His indulgent friends had praised his
attempts at painting and drawing to
such an extent that the youth really
imagined himself to be an artist His
wealthy friends even bought his pic?
tures for considerable sums of money
"to encourage him," as they said.
Recently in walking along the Strand
in London he was much delighted at
seeing one of hie pictures, finely fram?
ed, in a dealer's window, especially as
he was walking with a pretty lady be?
fore whom he wished to appear in the
best possible light
Calling the attention of the lady to
the picture, he said:
"Pardon me. but I have some curiosi?
ty to know how my pictures stand com?
And the two entered the shop.
"My good man," said he to the keeper
of it. "what is the price of that picture
in the window here?'
"Great Scott!" cried the artist recoil?
The shopman, thinking the exclama?
tion to be one of surprise at the high
"Well, it includes the frame!"-Ex?
Taklati it Cooli;.
The ship of an admiral who was the
Duke of Wellington's near connection
was wrecked. He was placed in com?
mand of a second ship, which was also
lost, and he himself was drowned. Lord
Charles communicated the iisaster ta
his father, who merely exclaimed, with
Spartan coldness and brevity. "That's
the second ship he has lost."
The Way It Was.
Mrs. Grump- I understand you had
some trouble with Mrs. Kick, where
rou last worked?
Hired Girl-Oi didn't hav' no throuble
wid her, mum. Shure it wor her thoi !
had th* throuble wid rae.-Cb?o State
Light. For All Its Weight.
"? thought nil the toasts tonight were
to be of a light and amusing nature?"
"But you have Kinks down for a
topic that is decidedly heavy and se?
"Of course If there is anything fun?
nier than Kinks trying to tackle a great
principle that he doesn't fully under?
stand. I don't know what it is."-Chica- j
All the black and white plumes come ?
from the male ostrich, the gray from I
the female. The feathers are not pluck?
ed out. as you might imagine, but are i
clipped off with a sharp knife, leaving i
the end of the quill in the flesh, where j
it remains for two or three months, un- !
til it .'dies." when it is pulled out with |
Iii.* I.ncrntlvo Hnslne**.
"Wanted--Fdr a lucrative business, a i
partner who must be a practical lock- j
janith." This advertisement appeared !
in a F?udapest paper recently. The ad-j
vertiser is ;;<>\v in jail, the police hav?
ing discovered that the lucrative bus:- !
ness referred lo w;:s burglary.
"You never saw my ??ands as dirty as
fours." said a CO?MT to lier little girl.
"X?\ bul irra:?dii:r.MMT did." was the
From the purely artistic point of
view the power to blush is one of the
roost requisite and commendable of
physical endowments. Old men are
past blushing; very young children,
idiots and thc lower animals cannot
blush; but it appears that some tribes
liill on the outskirts of barbarism pre?
serve the faculty to an astonishing de?
Tho blush is a grace of life, a mark
of vitality and of youthfulness. It be?
tokens ii great cerebral sensibility sec?
onded by a perfectly sensitive skin. By
a sort of instinct fer personal defense
at the slightest attack-a word or a
euere glance-there is a gush of energy.
? say energy, and not emotion. The
heart beats no faster, but a signal
from the brain sends a rush of all the
spare blood to the skin, and, owing to
the congestion of the small blood ves?
sels, an extraordinary glow spreads
over the face to the tips of the ear, to
the roots of the hair, to the throat,
sometimes even to the top of the
Darwin saw the back of a young girl
blush and declares that in certain cir?
cumstances blushing may suffuse the
whole body. It is as though the mind
were hanging a curtain before the body
to assert its right of precedence.-La i
Claviere, "The Art of Life."
A Sommer Without Nights.
To the summer visitor in Sweden
there is notaing more striking than the
almost total absence of night At Stock?
holm, the S wedish capital, the sun goes
down a few minutes before 10 o'clock
and rises again four hours later during
a greater part of the month of June.
But the four hours the sun lies hidden |
in the frozen north are not hours of
darkness. The refraction of his rays as
he passes around the north pole makes
midnight as light as a cloudy midday
and enables one to read the finest print
without artificial light at any time dur?
ing the "night"
The Sames of Two Cities.
- On the principle of "In Rome do as
the Romans do" I think it a safe rule
to pronounce the name of a place as
the residents of that place do, says a
writer. Hence we should speak of St.
Louis as though it were written "St.
Lewis," cot "St. Louee." All good Mis?
sourians say "St Lewis." It is a little
difficult to put down in black and
white the local pronunciation of New
Orieans. but it is something like this,
"New Awl-yins," with the strong ac*
i cent on the "Awl."
An Appropriate Text.
A preacher in an eastern city was a
j little fellow, so little that a box had
to be hastily brought from the cellar
? for him to stand on. The services pro?
ceeded safely until the sermon, when
ne mounted the box and announced lils
text. "A little while ye shall see me,
and a little while and ye shall not see
me." At this point the box broke, and
the prophecy was verified amid the
smothered laughter of the congrega?
"You'd make a pretty good clerk,"
said the employer sarcastically, "if you
only had a little niove common sense."
"Inaoed."' replied the clerk. "But did
it ever occur to you that if I had a lit?
tle more common sense I wouldn't be
a clerk at all?"-Philadelphia Record.
Killin?: a Eaby.
When Frank R. Stockton had plan?
ned out his book of Pomona's travel:
and was about ready to write it, he re?
sided h\ Philadelphia. He had a busi?
ness appointment with his dentist an
old friend, one day, when the foIloV
ing incident told by himself, occurred:
"While in thc chair 1 got to talking
with this friend about my new book. I
told him I had serious thoughts of kill?
ing that baby. He was much interest?
ed. We talked over the advisability of
doing this. and. while he was not quite
convinced, he in the main agreed with
me. I had been finished with and,
clasping his hand, went into the wait?
ing room on my way out This waiting
room was filled with women.
"As I passed through the door I
heard him call. "Then you have posi?
tively decided to kill that baby?' 'Posi?
tively,' I replied. 1
"You should have seen the women !
stare. It was net until I got well out in
the hallway that I realize} what they
must of course have been thinking."
An Extraordinary Shower.
Daniel O'Connell, the Irish agitator,
once complained in the house of com?
mons of a report of a speech in a Lon?
don newspaper which, he said, put into
his mouth opinions he had never ex?
pressed. Ile vowed that if the editor
did not apologize he would move that
he be brought to the bar for a breach
Next day the reporter of the speech
waited upon O'Connell and gave a most
remarkable explanation. He stated that
during his walk from the house to his
office in Fleet street the rain streamed
into his pockets and obliterated the
notes of his speech.
"I accept the explanation." said
O'Connell, good humoredly. "but let
me say that it must have been a very
extra ordinary shower of rain, for it
not only washed out of your notebook
the speech I delivered, but washed in
another of an entirely different char?
How to Ligrht a Solid Body.
Cadogan Morgan was the first elco
trician to experiment with electric light
in solid bodies. This was in 17Sr>. Ile
first inserted two wires into a stick o?
wood and caused the spark to pass be?
tween them. This hail the effect of il?
luminating the stick a beautiful blood
red. An ivory ball, an orange or an ap?
ple may be lighted in the same manner.
Some experimenters prefer the lemon
for this purpose, it being very suscepti?
ble to the electric discharge, Hashing
forth at every spark as a spheroid of
brilliant golden light. The wires used
for this purpose should be brought
within about half an inch of each other
Inside the lemon.
Disappointments That Await the
Xew Congressman's Wife.
The rural congressman's wife, a m bi
tious to be in society and who fondly
imagines that election to the house of
representatives carries with it the gold?
en key to unlock all doors, learns her
first and bitter lesson when she discov?
ers that position means something, but
persons are everything. Such a wernan
comes to Washington full of her own
importance, profoundly impressed with
the greatness of her husband, fondly
believing that the wife of the president,
the wives of the members of the cabi
[ net, the wives cf the senators, will re?
ceive her with open arms, that she will
be invited to the dinners of which she
has read in her local paper, that sh?
will get her name in the newspapers
and her dresses will be described as
was that of the governor's wife at the
last charity ball.
Alas for her disillusionment! She
learns that while a congressman may
be a very big man in his district he is
a very small man in Washington until
he has established his right to be re?
garded as above the average. If he has
money and tact, he may soon attract at?
tention and cross the golden boundary,
or if he has no money, but much abil;
ty, he will reach his destination by an
other route, but if he has neither one
nor the other, if he is simply an ordina
ry member of congress, a very fair
specimen of middle class, commonplace
intelligence, the social recognition for
which bis wife sighs will never be hers.
Even the highest personages in Tnr
key are not exempt from suspicion
Their movements are watched and re?
ported to the palace by an army ot
spies who swarm in every quarter.
A Clerical Pan.
On one occasion at A?by, where Can?
on Stavely, the English divine, was
then stationed, he was visited by the
archbishop, whom lie induced to visit
a new coffee house which had just been
opened in the interests of temperance".
Naturall}' the distinguished guest was
served with a sample cup of coffee, ile
tasted it, while Canon Bagot and tho
manager waited in complacent expec?
tancy cf commendation.
They were disappointed. The cup
was hastily set aside by the bishop,
who ejaculated, with prolonged and un:
Then the manager suddenly remcm
bored, "Oh, your grace," he explained,
"a box of matches fell into the coffee
tank this morning, and I did not think
it right to waste all the contents of it."
"If your grace will come again."
promised Canon Bagot, interposing
quickly, "I faithfully promise you a
matchless cup of coffee."
What a Widow Is.
It was a Sunday school class, and the j
teacher believed in asking questions to
see how clearly the scholars under?
stood their lessons. The widow of Ham
was the subject, and the teacher J
thought she would be quickly answer?
ed when she asked. "What is a wid?
ow?" There was a silence until she
nodded to the small boy at her left and
said. "You know what a widow is.
don't you?" for she knew the boy's
mother was cae.
"Yes'm." he answered: "it's a lady
what takes in washing"
Itilaes' Hospitable benagerie.
W. Gordon McCabe says that when
Monckton Milnes, the peet, aspired to
grasp the social literary scepter falling
from the withered hands of Rogers he
gathered around his breakfast table in
Pall Mall men of the most diverse per?
sonalities, creeds and tastes. In fact,
the chief requirement for securing an
invitation to these breakfasts, which
soon became the talk of London, seems
to have been that the guest must be a
lion of some sort. Men of such pro?
nounced differences as Count d'Orsay,
the elegant dandy; the rugged Thomas
Carlyle. Sydney Smith, the brilliant
wit, and Conuop Thirlwall. the grave
historian, sat there side by side, and
had Buffalo Bill burst upon the town
in those days Mr. McCabe thinks he,
too. would undoubtedly have rubbed
elbows in Milnes' hospitable menagerie
with Tom Macaulay and Aubrey de
Notifying the God.
One of the odd things the visitor to
i Bunna will notice is the large number
of bells about the pagodas. These bells j
are usually hung on sacred pests a few j
feet above the ground.
They are sweet toned, as all Burmese j
bells are, but they are not furnished ?
with tongues. The worshiper who !
comes to pray before the pagoda j
strikes one of these bells with a wood?
en maiiet. This is to attract the alien
tion of the god.
Sarpri.Ning Sta temen is.
One account of an accident to a royal
motorcar near Arriecia announces that
"fortunately a number of pheasants
were working close by. and with their
beip the motor ear was righted." This
surprising statement is only the re?
verse of the traditional printer's error
by which "Lord X. was stated to have
irene out with a party of bends to shoot
peasants."- Ixmdon (> 1 o be.
The famous equilibrist was balancing
four billiard balls or a cue, much to
the amazement of the vaudeville audi
"Humph!" growled a young man with
Ink on his lingers. "I'll bet he can't bal- !
ance a set of books."-Exchange.
An L'ncrnnrded Word.
"This new meter seems rather small."
doubtfully remarked the householder.
"Oh, it will fill the bill,".was the un?
guarded response of the gas compauy
You weep on a gravestone, it is the
threshold of eternity that you are wet?
ting with your tears.-De Maistre.
A Mischievous Sckoo?sriri.
Commodore P. Vedder, while a young
man, teaching school, had occasion to
punish a mischievous girl, and, as was
usual in that day and locality, was
about to resort to the ferule. To the
offending maid he said, "Miss -,
give me your hand." She dropped her
head and blushed. Again he said
sternly, "Miss-, I say, give me your
Slowly lifting ber eyes, she remark?
ed: "Mr. Vedder. this 13 embarrassing
for me. You should not make such
proposals in public. However, you
must ask my papa first."
Ahie to Ar.sTFcr.
Uncle-What are you crying for,
Georgie-Teacher caned me because
I was the only one- boo-hoo- able tc
answer a question today.
Uncle (indignantly.)-This is scandal?
ous, my poor boy! What was the ques?
Georgie (between sobs)-Who put the
bent pin in the teacher's chair?-Tit
"Here is a department rtore adver?
tising that lt will put initials on um?
brellas free of charge."
"That is what I call an act destruc?
tive of all neighborly feeling. Think
how you would feel going around with
an umbrella with somebody else's name
cn itl"-Washington Times.
Took One Chance.
"Does he ever gamble?"
"Well, be mirri ed."- Chicago Post.
"What's the matter with grandfa?
"He's insulted. You see, he's nearly
ninety, and he happened to hear you
remark that the good die young."-Chi
Step Toward lt.
"Darling, may I consider myself your
"Well-er-er- hardly that! But for
the present you may consider yourself
my prevailing fad."-Stray Stories.
A Mean Insinuation.
"Do the birds come and pick up the
breadcrumbs from your hotel lawn?"
"They used to before my wife began
to make her own bread."-Judge.
Orchards in France are valued at
$400 an acre, vineyards at $240 and
pasture at S90.
One of Field's Crazy Jokes.
In his biography of Eugene Field
Slason Thompson says that shortly aft?
er the humorist's arrival in Chicago it
occurred to him one bleak day in De?
cember that it was time the people
knew there was a stranger in town.
So he arrayed himself in a long linen
duster, buttoned up from knees to col?
lar, put an old straw hat on bis beac!
and, taking a shabby book under one
arm and a palf leaf fan in his hand, he
marched ali the way down Clark street
past the city hall, to the office. Every?
where along the route he was greeted
with jeers or pitying words, as his ap?
pearance excited the mirth or commis?
eration of the passersby.
When he reached the entrance lo Ths
Daily News office, be was followed by
a motley crowd of noisy urchias, whom
he dismissed with a grimace and the
cabalistic gesture with which Nicholas
Kooran perplexed and repulsed An?
tony van Corlear from the battlement
of the fortress on Rensselaerstein.
Then, closing the door in their aston?
ished faces, he mounted the two flights
of stairs to the editoria! rooms, where
he recounted, with the glee of the bov
he was in such things, the success ot
"What do you mean by this, sir?*
demanded the angry advertiser.
"What's the matter?" inquired the
j publisher of the Bangtown Bugle.
"This advertisement of 'our delicious
canned meats from the best Chicago
houses.' you've made ii read 'horses.' **
Believed to Be innocent.
BERLIN, May 36.-Albert Zeithen, who
though now believed to be innocent,
was convicted of murder and has al?
ready served. 16 years under sentence of
life imprisonment, has had another mo?
tion fnr a ngw tr?o) denied bv the court.
BY VIRTUE of a Decree of the
Coura of Common P'eas for the
County of Sumter in . the State
cf South Carolina, in the case of
Andrena Moses against Robert J.
Melton, Levy J. Melton. Emma
James, Jeannotte Melton, Felicia Mel?
ton, Virginia Melton, Manson Melton,
John Melton. Frank Melton, Levy
Melton, Jr, Cora Lee Melton, Tinllio
Q. Melton, Marion C. Melton, Ona
Belle Melton. Robert J. Melton, Jr.,
and Marion Moise, I will sell ar rub
Hc auction to the highest bidder at
tho Court House in the City of Sum?
ter, in said County and State on sales
day in June, 1902, being the second
day of said month, during the usual
hours of sale, the following described
real estate, to wit:
" All that piece, parcel cr tract of
land with three buildings thereon,,
situate and being in Swimming Pens
Township, in the County of Sumter,!
State aforesaid, containg sixty-seven
and one half acres, more or less; and
bounded on the northeast by lands
now or formerly of the estate of JJ
W. Rembert : on the southeast by lands^
now or formerly of Alex Favor : Vouth-j
west by road leading to Sumter, S. C.,)
and northwest by lands of Martin : the'
said tract of land being fully repre?
sented by a plat thereof, made bv J.
W. Nichols. D. S., Jan. 9th, 1S74," and
recorded in the office of the Register
of Mesne Conveyances for Sumter
County in Book V. at paire 514.''
Terms of sale, cash. Purchaser to
pav for papers.
H. FRANK WILSON,
Master for Sumter Countv.
May 12, 1902.