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I'AiiTEB BY ?EIFLES
HONEYMOON QUARRELS SOMETIMES
END IN SEPARATION.
Trivial Tiri ars That Elave Strewn
the Sea of Matrimony With the
Wrecks of Married Lives Before
the Vayagc Wat Fairly Begun.
"The only reliable thing ih marriage
is its uncertainty," Douglas J err?lo
once remarked in a cynical moment,
and, like many sayings to which one
may object, this aphorism contains at
least an elementary truth. It is a cu
rious fact that while some matrimonial
barks survive fifty or more years of
voyaging and come safely into harbor
at last others are wrecked before they
leave the still waters of the honey
This was the fate of a couple known
to the writer who were xnaiTied a few
years ago under the brightest of aus
pices and for whom their friends pre
dicted nothing but happiness. The very
first day of the honeymoon their wed
ded lives came to an abrupt and tragic
termination from the simplest' of
The bride had. brought with her on
the honeymoon a. parasol of a vivid, ag
gressive red color, to which her hus
band objected. He begged her not to
use it, but she persisted. The dispute
grew warmer and warmer, heated
woKis were exchanged, until at last in
an impulse of anger the bridegroom
snatched the sunshade out of Iiis wife's j
hands and threw it into the sea.
Thus ended their life together, for
the indignant young wife took: the next
train to her mother's home, ?Jid from
that day to this the foolish people have
In another case, known professional
ly to the writer, a dispute as to the
pronunciation of a word completely
wrecked the married life of a young
couple and brought their little tragedy
into the light of the law courts.
It came out in evidence that during
the honeymoon the bridegroom had
ventured to correct the bride, who had
mispronounced a word at the breakfast
table. She resented the correction,
maintaining that she was right and her
lord^and master wrong. The argument
.thus begun ended in a bitter quarrel,
during which each disputant no doubt
said things which had much better
have been left unsaid, with the result
that the silly couple separated, each re
fusing to yield to the other.
Efforts were made by their friends
and relatives to heal the breach, but to
no purpose, and the little tragedy end
ed in a judicial separation.
It seems almost incredible that peo
ple should allow their lives to be wreck
ed by such trivial causes, but in both
these cases actual fact proves stranger
even than fiction.
More ludicrous, if not more trivial,
was the cause that separated a couple
who were united less than a year ago.
In a suit by a husband for the restitu
tion of conjugal rights the wife de
clared that it was impossible to live
with the plaintiff "because he snored so
*Bnt> surely," the judge remarked.
4?this is not a sufficient reason for stay
ing away from your husband?' "Yon
would think it was. my ior?V* the lady
replied, *if you iived with him. 1
couldn't get a wink of sleep in any pan
of the house, and even the neighbors
complained of his snoring. It will kill
me if I have to go bac'.:."
Unreasonable suspicions have con
tribnted as much ax any eause to the
undoing of husbands and wives. In one ?
domestic tragedy which was unfolded
in the law courts a few years ago a
newly married wife had received a let
. ter addressed in a masculine hand The
husband, who was of a Jealous ten?per
ament, demanded to see the letter,
which the wife refused to show him.
High words ensued, and in a moment
of uncontrollable passion the husluind
struck his wife, with the result that she
went borne to her parents and refused
to live with him again.
The most tragic and dramatic part
of the story was the lady's statement
in court that the letter which nad
caused all the trouble had been writ
ten by ber brother.
clergyman told the writer that he
once married a rustic couple whos**
matrimonial life terminated at the
church door at the conclusion of the
It appears that the bridegroom had
discovered ttwt bis bride had sold ber
mangle, which bad been one of the
chief inducements to marry her^ and
she had made an equally disappointing
discovery that her swain bad sold a
handsome clock on which she bad set
her heart Thus were two lives wreck
ed by a mangle and a clock, however
strange and foolish it may seem.
In another case a young widow who
had married an elderly bachelor who
was reputed to be wealthy found
after ber marriage that her false lover
bad parted with every penny of his
fortune in purchasing an annuity for
bis own life and was so disgusted
with his meanness that she left him
to tbe undisturbed enjoyment of his
One recreant busband gave as a rea
son for declining to live with his wife
the discovery that the bair which had
constituted her chief charm in his eyes
was false and that be could no longer
either love or respect a wife who had
so deceived him.?Locdon Tit-Bits.
First Tramp?I ran across ri rich un
cle of mine lately, but after r.il I done
fer him he wouldn't gimme a cent.
Second Tramp- -What did you do fer
First Tramp?Fer ten years I've been
travelin' under an assumed name jest
to spnre his feelin's.?Town and Coun
Quit on the Minute.
Pat?What caused the big expiosion? j
Mike?Eiley wuz carryin' a case av ?
dynamite when the whistle blew.?Ex- j
THE KING SNAKE.
He Is the Deadly Enemy of Every ?
Of all kind provisions of nature per
haps the manner in which snakes are
brought into the world is the most re
markable. As a rule all harmless
snakes are hatched from eggs, arriv
ing in batches of from thirty to eighty.
The poisonous snakes, on the other
hand, are born in litters of from seven
to eleven in number. There are ex
ceptions to the rule, of course, but
they are few and unimportant, for.
though the deadly king cobra lays her
eggs to be hatched by the sun, they
are few in number, unlike the colonies
deposited by the harmless snakes.
Chief amon^ the enemies of the
snakes are the reptiles themselves.
Cannibalism is general among the crea
tures, the smaller snake serving as
I food to the larger one. But chief of ail
snakes that hunt their own kind for
the pleasure of slaughter is the long,
slender king snake, a constrictor by
habit and a flash In his movements.
Among all reptiles the king snake
alone may truly be said to be the
friend of man. He is fonnd through
out the whole south, where the rattler
and moccasin abound, sunning himself
and preying for slaughter. Picked up
by human hand, the reptile seems
pleased with the touch. He makes
no effort to escape, but twines about
his captor's arm and makes himself
To the rattlesnake and to every oth
er dangerous snake, large or small,
the king snake ?s a terror. The poison
of a rattler has no more effect on him
than so much moonshine. Instinctive
ly the rattler knows his match and at
sight of .a king snake tries to escape,
if possible. Ir fight the king snake re
li?s wholly upon his incredible speed.
If the movements of an ordinary snake
seem quick to the human. eye, the
movements of a king snake would
seem instantaneous. In a twinkle the
long, lank fellow has wound himself
about the throat of an antagonist and.
his sinewy coils closing about the oth
er's throat, chokes the wind out of
him.?New York Times.
MAIL CARRIERS' CAR FARE.
Companies Are Paid a Lamp Sam by
"Most people who spend $25 a year
for car fare consider that they are con
tributing liberally toward the dividends
of the company," remarked a postal
clerk, "but Uncle Sam spends nearly
$250.000 a year for the transportation
of carriers in street cars in the different
free delivery cities.
"For instance, including substitutes,
there are 2T5 carriers In Washington.
You may have observed that carriers,
when riding on the surface roads, do
not pay fares either with tickets or in
cash. The free deliverj' system allots
the Washington city postoffice an an
nual allowance of $4,000 to be used ex
clusively for the car fare of letter car
riers. The postmaster is authorized to
make a contract with the companies to
transport a? carriers while on duty for
a lump sum, which he does. The car
rier must have his pouch with him,
wMch is a sign manual to the conduct
or that he is on duty, the mere wear
ing of his uniform being insufficient
"This rule obtains in some cities,
while in others special tickets are sold
at special rates to be used only by car
riers, or the cash is handed direct to
the carrier for a certain number of
daily trips, depending upon the prac
tice. Thus, while Washington receives
$4,000, Chicago gets $26,000 for letter
carriers' car fare because of its large
territorial extent and distance between
stations on the prairie, oftentimes ne
cessitating a double fare by the car
rier. Boston is allowed $13,500 and
New York and Philadelphia about $10,
000 each. Pew people know that the
government expends such a large sum
yearly for such a trivial cause."?
'ihe Hew Flat.
Mr. and Mrs. Wellover started out
house hunting early one morning, in
tending to spend the entire day in
that occupation. ?
The agent of the first flat they ex
amined told them the rent would be
$20 a month, which was $10 less than
they had expected.
"Any objection to children?" asked
?**None at all," replied the agent
"How often does the janitor wash
"Whenever you want them washed
and no oftener."
"How about the steam heat?"
"We don't shut it off until the last
of May, and not then if the weather is
"What kind of janitor bave you?"
"He's a good natured man with an
impediment in his speech and can't
It was a second floor flat, with rooms
well lighted, as many closets as rooms,
a large pantry, deadened floors, all the
modern conveniences and was new and
in a good part of town.
"And only $20 a month!" murmured
Mrs. Wellover. "Can I be dreaming?"
Whereupon she pinched herself and
found she was.?Chicago Tribune.
What sort or a role do you
.rtor? Well, several of the
ii! and a c .r, or coffee
nad t<>' . ^;,?? tt-r.?New
?*v .? ,::: three
; :? -r if . * steak I or
' : an uncommon
e - sir.?Boston Post
t*- .. .<sn*? Snrpr?st'fl.
"See fi?: l found two pebbles in ?
the milk bowl y< stei ?ny
'I'm no: surprised, ma'am. The w??- j
ter is very low jus: new in the broo?? j
where the cows drink." ? Cleveland
NOTES OF THE DAY.
The North German line steamer
Kr?n Prinz Wilhelm, which sailed
from New York June 3 for Cherbourg
and Bremen, via Plymouth, England,
arrived at Plymouth Monday morning,
after a passage of five days, eleven
hours and twenty-two minutes to
Eddystone light, an average speed of
23.53 knots per hour, which is the best
eastward record for speed thus far
made across the Atlantic.
Dr. Woodrow Wilson, head of the
department of jurisprudence and poli
tics, has been elected president of
Princeton University, in place of Dr.
Francis IL Patton, who has resigned
in order to devote more time to liter
ary work. He will retain a place on
the faculty. Dr. Wilson is a native
of South Carolina, and has attained
an eminent position in the world of
letters and theology.
Ten persons were killed in Minne
sota Tuesday by a cyclone which de
stroyed everything in its path for a
distance of ten miles long by two
There is no barbaric splendor about
the court of Japan, nor does the Em
peror, insist on fantastiac forms of
homage. He is just a plain indivi
dual. His guests he receives standing,
and he enters freely into conversation
with all. There is scarcely a subject
that does not - interest him or one on
which he is nat well informed. A de
lightful host, it is his custom to sur
round himself with clever men?men
who are the shining- lights of their
professions. Engineers, artists, musi
cians, writers, soldiers, scientists?
every class of person who has won dis
tinction is welcome at the royal table,
for it is one of the characteristics of
his majesty that in the distribution of
his favors he is thoroughly impartial.
Twice a year he and the Empress give
a large garden paty and on these oc
casions His Majesty makes himself
personally known to as many people
The estimated government receipts
for the next fiscal year have already
been exceeded by the appropriations
made by congress to the extent of
$51,000,000. This announcement was
made in the house of representatives
by Mr. Cannon in support of his mo
tion, which was carried, to strike out
the enacting clause of the bill to
transfer the forest reserves to the de
partment of agriculture and authorize
the presidetnt to establish game and
The Pope has appointed several
Bishops, including the Very Rev. Wil
liam J. Kenny, vicar general of Jack
sonville, Fia., as Bishop of St Augus
tine, Fla., in succession to the late
Bishop Augustin Verot, and the Very
Rev. Philip J. Garrigan, vice rector
of the Catholic University at Washing
ton, as Bishop of Sioux City, Iowa.
Gen. Maximo Gomez has published
an open letter, in which he refuses to
accept the annual pension of $6,000
provided for him in a resolution now
before the Cuban House of Representa
tives. Gen. Gomez asks his friends to
defeat this resolution, saying it would
be unfair for him to accept money, so
long as the other Cuban soldiers
have not been povided for. Gen.
Gomez asserts that he has a bill
against the government for war ser
vices which some day will have to be
paid, but that he is willing to wait
until such time as Cuba can pay all
of her soldiers.
Representative Latiiner says the
feeling in Washington is very hopeful
regarding relief for the Charleston
Exposition. The Buffalo people re
gard it as almost certain that the
amendment will ;go on the general
deficiency bill in the Senate. If it
does, Charleston's wlil go on.
A Real Friend.
"I suffered from dyspepsia and indiges
tion for fifteen years,' ' says W. T. Sturde
vant, of Merry Oaks, N. C. "After I had
tried many doctors and medicines to no
avail one of my friends persuaded me to
try Kodol. It gave immediate relief. I
can eat almost anything I want now and
my digestion is gopd. I cheerfully recom
mend Kodol." Don't try to cure stomach
trouble by dieting. That only further
weakens the system. You need wholesome,
strengthening food. Kodol enables you to
assimilate what you eat by digesting it
without the stomach's aid. J. S. Hnghson
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The Condition of Trade.
New York, June 14.?R. G. Dun &
Co. 's "Weekly Review of Trade, issued
today, says :
No dimunition in business is appa
rent from labor controversies, owing to
the prosperous condition of the agri
cultural sections and the bright out
look for this year's crops. Retail dis
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temperature. Railway earnings in
May were 8.7 per cent, larger than
last year and 21.7 per cent, above those
of 1900. There continues to be a
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closed in many branches of the iron
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the cause of steadiness in all branch
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sales and buyers show a disposition to
Purchasers of cotton goods z.ra influ
enced by the prospect of cheaper raw
material after the new crop begins to
move. Cotton rose slightly'on a few
unfavorable weather reports, but the
outlook is very bright in many States.
Grain markets have shown the effect
of conflicting crop estimates and
Failures for the week numbered 162,
against 179 laste ar. ,
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Sumter, S. C, May 20.?We have
?nst bought, at a sacrifice sale, 50
jross Esterbrook' s Pens, assorted sizes,
ivhich we offer at 30 cents a gross,
rhe Esterbrook pen is the standard in
quality and is never sold for less than
io cents a gross?many stationers
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BY VIRTUE of a decree of the
C!ourt of Common Pleas for Sumter
bounty, in the State of South Caro
lina, in the case of Richard C. Folk
against Willoughby Sanders, Jane
Brown and Advil Hicks, 1 will sell to
the highest bidder, at public auction,
it the Court House in the city of
3umter, in said county and State,
m salesday in July, 1902, being the
seventh day of said month, during the
isual hours of sale, the interest of the
Defendants in the following described
real estate, to wit :
"All that lot of land in said county
ind State, contai nini,' twenty-five
icres. being the same land which was
conveyed to us. together with Eunice
Brooks as tenants in common, by M.
E. LeNoir, by deed recorded in the
>fiSce of the Clerk of Court for Sumter
Dounty in Book . II. H. at page57. "
Terms of sale, cash. Purchaser to
Day for paper.
H. FRANK WILSON, .
Master for Snmter Countv.
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