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S oUSg and Beautiftl Womnhood
ThItoy of Her Marriage.
Th'e hildhood of Victoria was much
more- simple aLd unrestricted than
woldhave been the case had it been
known that she would bccome the
quen of England.
She was born in Kensington Palace
on May 24, 1819, and she lived there
thegrester part of the time until the
n death of William IV. made her queen.
S6e was a happy little child, and her
amusements were much the same as
those of other English girls.
No.little girl ever loved dolls more
daly than did Victoria. She liked
best those which came from Holland,
and whan she became old euough to
manages needle, thread and thimble
abPade with her own fingers dressee,
cots and'hats for her children, as she
called them.
She had doll-honses and doll furni
ture. Some visitor at Kenisington gave
her a picture book showing the native
eOitumes of many different races, and
it was one of her chief pleasures to
dress her dolls .-s nearly as she could
like the strange peoples pictured In the
Victoria was deprived of a father's
care in her infarcy. The Duke of
Kent contracted a cold, which develop
ed %tuopneumonia, while carrying the
baby Victoria arround Kensington.
.,Jcar mother, the Duchess of Kent,
practically devoted her life to the rear
tog of the little girL In the Kensing
ton ' household method, system and
Z o tity in all things ruled. One
Y ci the little princess' life was
-- rds-early, breakfastd simply
at 8 a. M. in the morning room of the
palace, sitting beside her mother in a
little rosewood chair, a table to match
Inbfront of her, on which were placed
her bread and milk and fruit.
- After~breaktast she mounted her don
key and rode around Kensington Gar
dens accompanied by her nurse. From
10 to 12 o'clock she received instruc
tion from her mother, assisted by Fran
,jei* eleistv. Then the romped through
with her nurse, Mrs Brock,
Wbom she fifectionstely called "dear,
dear *oppy." At 2 p. m. she lunched
wlth ber mother, then t here were le3
an uatil 4.p. m. At that hour she
went ying with the duchess.
Bev ig* was the dinner hour.
A.beW-60- dined sumptueusly, but
ibe O --rfneesa had .ory -bread and
milk Sometimes she was permitted
to have: small portions of the desert
served at the large table, but those
were rore event -
der more time was
tostudy anf - e . I V r
governesses were seleci d wit b great
care. Hler playfellows were limited in
She had barely passed out of the
bands of her governess and had 11
bat littie.Is the fashionable lif
court when she becaMe queen.
Victoria was awakened out of a deep
sleep at 5 o'clock in the morning of
Jane 20, 1837, to learn that she was
Queen of England. Soe received the
news clad in her nightgown, her bare
feet in sleepers and her hair falling
loosely over her sboulders.
SOn that eventful morning she was a
9,nng girl.' only 27 days before on
hMay 34,'sbe had csletrated her 18th
birthday, when she became legally of
King il~am lV. had died at 2 a. m.
in Windser, three hours before Vic
toria was -notified of her acces'sion in
Ken siugtbin paface, where she lived
with her mothber, the Duchess of Kent.
* in expectation of the king's death a
carriag~e bad been kept ready at Wind
s-.r. As soon as the king breathed his
last the Aschbishop of Canterbury and
*the Lord Clythiberlaifl, Lord Conynz
barn, left tha3.eath chamber and enter
ing the carri'age were driven with all
speed to Kensington. Victoria had re
tired the night betore with no thought
of the vast -.change that a few hours
would make in her life. Kensington
palace was wrapped in slumber wtien
the two emissaries arrived Whbat fol
lowed is told in the "Diar y of a Lady
of Quality" in this way.
5*They kadecked, they rang, they
thumped for a considerable time before
Sthey could rouse the porter at t be gate;
they were again kept waiting in the
eourt-yard, thben turcd into one of the
lower rooms, whero they seemed to be
forgotten by everybody. They rang
the bell and desired that the attenidant
of the Prinacess Victoria might be sent
to inform her royal higbness that they
requested an audience on business o1
"After another delay and anothet
ringing to inquire the can'e, the at
teudant was summoned, who statet
that the princess was in such a sweel
sleep that she could not venture to dis
turb her.
"Than the) said: 'We are come ol
business of state to the queen, an<
- even her sleep mtRU give way to tbat.
It did; and fromt that she did not keel
them waiting. In a few momienits sh'
came into the ioom in a ioo~e whiti
Snigherobe and shawl, her nightcal
thrown <ff and her hair failing upoi
her shouders, her feet in slippers, tear
in hbr eye, but perfectly coilte ed an<
The attendatit notwtaading th~
Urging of thbe visitor, had not a w akenie
Victoria, but had called her mtothet
The Duchess of Kunt had aroused th
yonge girl and scnt her alone into th
Coiytgnam and the
m, r!ain knelt down and
presented thb. paper to the astonished
girl, a nouncing the death of her uncle
and notifying her that she was his suc
The girl could say nothing, and the
archbishop announced that he had
come by desire of Qaeen Adelaide,
widow of King William, who wanted
Victoria to know of the peaceful death
of her uncle.
The queen's first words were ad
dressed to the primate. She said:
"I beg your grace to pray for me,"
which he did.
Victoria's first written communica
tion as queen was dispatched an hour
later to Queen Adelaide in reply to a
request that she might remain at
Windsor until after the funeral. She
addressed this letter to "Her Majesty
the Queen." Victoria was told that it
shourd be directed to the queen dow
"g am aware of that," answered Vic
toria, "but I 'will not be the first to re
mind her of her altered position."
At 11 o'clock on that same morning
she had to preside at her first privy
council. An extemporized thron6 had
been plaeed at the head of the table,
around which were grouped the great
est menin the kingdom. Without any
embarrassment she read to them her
first speech, which had been prepared
by some older and wiser head.
Her only embarraesment came when
the old men, whom she had been taught
to revere from infancy, knelt before
her to swear allegiance and kiss her
An hour after the privy council she
was called upon sain to preside at a
gathering of thecd binet ministers.
Toe queet proposed marriage to the
man who became her husband. Royal
etiquette imposed the dimcull taik up
onictoria, as she was, a queen and
the man of her choice, Prince Albert,
was of inferior rank and station.
Many accorirts have been told and
written of how Victoria 'popped the
quetion," bat the true one has never
been published and probabiy never
will be. The matter was too sacred to
the queen for discussion among her
closest friends, and the prince consort,
her husband, faithfulty kept the secret
anil he died.
Victoria had but one love affair.
No other romance ever figured in her
life, though scores of mighty suitors
sought her hand.
In her infancy she was consecrated
to her first cousin, Francis Charles Au
gstus Albert Emanuel, second son ol
rnest, Duke of Saxs-Coburt Saalfeld.
Albert's father and Victoria's mother
were brat her and sister, children ot the
Dake of Coburg.
The marriage contract between Al
bert and Victoria was entered into by
their parents when no one dreamed
that the little girl would ever be Ques
f"Eng a She grew up with tbi
idea so firmly dded inrIdought
that she was to be the wife of Prince
Albert that it never occurred to her to
alter the arrangement after she became
01bert and Victoria met for the first
time when they were both about 17
years of age. Albert was very shy a
a bov, but Victoria was never embar.
rassed when in his company and re
garded him in a matter of fact way
tat greatly amused her elders.
She bad been queen a trifle mnr
tan two years when she proposed tc
the prince and he du'ifully accepted.
A task even more diffcult than askinj
the man she loved to marry her con
fronted the young queen. Duty anii
official procedure compelled her to per
soa ly announce her engagement tc
her privy council.
This announcemeint was made No
veber 23, 1859. The privy counci
wa summoned specially to Bucking
ham palace to receive the announce
nent. In the "Greenville Memoirs'
the scene is described a.: follows:
"All the privy councilors had seat
themselves when the folding doori
were thrown open and the qtieen came
in attired in a plain morning gown
but wearing a bracelet conitainisl
Prince Ali~ert's picture. She resd thi
decration in a clear, sonorous, sweet
toned voice, but her hands tremb!ed s<
excessively that I wondered she wa
abl to read the paper whbich she helid.
Victoria did not believe in length:
engagements. At noon, on Februar
10, 1840, ihe queen was wedded t > thb
man ot tier choice in the Chapel Royal
St. James' palace, less than three
months after the format engagement
Wasingt on, Jan. 21. --The state de
partmient to-day issued a warrant fc
te soirender to the Cuban authIeir~
of C. F. W. Neely, charg-ed withe
bezzlement. This warrant was sul
mitted through the war department t
the department of justice. It will ne:1
be placed in the bands of Unite
States Marshal Benkel of the sout her
distr ict of New York, who is new ti
Icstdin of Nleely, who will also re,
resent the Cuban military governmet
in delivering him to the judicial at
horities at Habans. The prison'
>will n be removed to a governmei
transport before next Thursday.
Te most so'uthing, healing and al
a tiseptc application ever devised
I D+Wi's Witch Hazel Salve. It r
-.lieves at once and cures piles, sore
e eczema and skin disease'. Beware<
The Queen Is Dead--Long Live the KingI
Cowes, Isle of Wight, Jan. 22.
Queen Victo:ia is dead and Edward
VII. reigns. The greatest event in the
memory oi this generation, the most
stupendous change in existing condi
tions that could possibly be imagined,
his taken place quietly, almost gently,
upon the an niversary of the death o .
Queen Victoria's father, the Duke - f
The end of this career, never equalled
by any woman in the world's history,
came in a simply furnished room in
O.borne house. This most respected
of all %omen, living or dead, lay in a
great four-posted bed and made a
shrunken atmm, whose aged face and
figure weis a cruel mockery of the fair
girl who in 1837, began to rule over
Aron. ( I r were gathered almost
every desce.,.a't of her line.
Well within view of her dying
eyes there hung a portrait of the prince
consort. It Was be who designed the
room and every part of the castle. In
scarcely audible words the white
haited bishop of Winchester prayed
beside her, as be had often prayed with
his sovereign, for he was her chaplain
at Windsor. With bowed heads the
imperious ruler of the German em Ire
and. the man who now is king of Eng
land, the woman who has sneeseded
to the title of queen, the princes and
princesses and those of less than royal
deignation, listened to the bishop's
ceaseless prayer.
Six o'clock passed. The bishop con
tinued his intercession. One of the
younger children asked a question in a
shrill childish treble and was immed
iately silenc*A. The women of the
royal family 'obbed faintly and the
men shulad u-i-sily.
At exactly 6:30 Sir James Reid hld
up his hand, and the people in the
room knew that England had lost her
queen. The bishop pronounced the
The queen passed away quite peace
fully. She suffered no pain. Those
who were now mourners went to their
rooms. A few minutes later the in
evitable element of materialism stepped
into this pathetic chapter of inter
national history, for the court ladies
went busily to work ordering their
mourning from London.
'The wheels of the world were jarred
when the announcement came, but In
this palace at Osborne everything par
sued the usual course, Downin -the
kitchen they were cooking a huge din
ner for an assemblage, the like of
which has seldom been known in Eng
land, and the dinner preparations pro.
ceeded just as if nothing bad happened.
The body of Queen Victoria was em
balmed and will probably be taken to
W Saturday. The coffin arrived
TNst evemn - m London.
An incident aracteristic of the
queet's solicitude r ot M
two daYs ao,-Wten in one of the in
tervals of consclousness, she summoned
strength to suggest to her dressers,
wtio had been acting as nurses, to take
the opportunity of getting some fresh
Monday afternoon she asked that
her little Pomneraniani spaniel be
brought to her bedside.
It was feared that the queen was dy
ing about 9 o'clock in the morning and
carriages were sent to Osborne cot
tage and the rectory to bring all the
princes and princesses and the bishop
of Winchester to her bedside. It
seemed then very near thae end, but,
when things looked the worst, the
queen had one of the rallies due to her
wonderful constitution, opened her
eyes and recognized the Prince of
Wales, the Prinese; andEmperor Wil
liam. She ansked t.o see one of her
faitnful servants, .a member of the
household. He hastened to the room,
but before he got there the queen had
passed into a fitful sleep.
Four o'clock marked the beginning
Sof the end. Again the family were
summoned and this time the relapse
-was not f',Alowed by recovery. The
SPriice of Wales was very much affec'ed
Swhen the doctors at last informed him
'that his mother bad breathed her last.
Emperor William, himself deeply
Saffected, did his best to minister com
fort to his sorrow-stricken uncle,
whose new dignity he was the first to
From all parts of the world there
are still pouring into Cowesi messages
~f condolence. They came from
crowned heads, millionaires, trades
men and paupers and are varionsly
addresed to the Prince of Wales and
rthe king of England.
Emperor William's arraneemnents
are not settled- His yacht will arrive
er to-day (Weinesday), but it is be
-lieed th.t he will not depart until
oalter the funeral. Several other royal
~persoges are likely to be present at
the funeral, which probably will be .a
dceremon rever to be equalled in tbig
eThe record of the last da3s aof 'he
~.reign of Victoria is not easy to tell.
itThe correspondent of the Associated
Press was the only c irrespondent adt
Smitted to tbe O.berne house and hii
~interview with Sir. Arthur lohn Riggs,
:tprivate secretary t> the late queen,
was the only cfficial statement that
had been given out. For severa]
week the queen had been failing. Oa
.- Monday week she summoned Lord
is Roberts and asked him some very
e- searching questions regarding the war
~,i n South A frica. On Tne-day she
)f Iwent for a drive, bat was visibly af
Is netd n Wednesday she suffereda
paralytc stroke, accompanled by In
tease po sies weaknesi. It was Iher
Irstiless in all her 81 years and she
wasla not admit it. Then her con
dition grew so serious that, against
her wishes, the family were summoned.
When they arrived her reason had
practically succumbed te paralysis and
weakniss. The events of the last few
day are w.ell known. -
At the lodge gates the watchers
waited nervously. Suddenly along
tlie "o from the house cale a horse
ma w cried "Tb. queen is dead"
as bedashed through the crowds.
Thei down the hillside rushed a
myriad of messengor. Soon. the sur
rounding country knew that a ki
ruled ever Great Britain. The 1
inhabitants walked as if in a dream
diro the att ets of Oowes, but they
did not esitate to stop and drink the
besidl of the tiew monarch.
season there is a large deatk
rate among children from croup and
iunt troubles. Prompt action will
save the little ones from these terrible
disses. 'We know of nothlng s
certain to give instant relief as One
Minute Coogh Care. It can also be
relied upon in grippe and all throat
and unmg troubles of adults. Pleasant
to take. McMaster Co.
Our farmers have commenced to
prepare for another crop. A good
deal 4f land ii bing cleared around
here. Whether this means an inorease
of the cotton -acreage or not renaim
to be seen. We hope that the farmeri
will not increase their cotton acreage;
but edeaver first of all to raise thoir
own rg ard hominy at home, and Ist
cott- be the last thing considered.
Un we produce. our own supplies
and cease paying such enormeus prie
for Western products, we will always
be in the sime old rat. Entugh of
this; let ne arise, shake oft .he shack.
les, be free and Independent. Let na
have our own wall filled cribs and
smokehouses at home, and not else
where as has generally heretofore
b6eA the case. Then snd not until
then will our condition be materially
7nsiderable amount of commnr
- ertilizers is now being hained,
.e4ppose that the amount used this
yar will equal or exceed that of lai
Small grain Is looking very well.
Ma- bas been sown here than usual.
i Mabel Arran*, of Abbeville, Is
visiting Misses Maggie and Mattie
There was quite an enjoyable party
at MU.- D G. Smith's on Friday even
igg. Quite a large crowd was present,
all of whom seem to enjoy themselve
very much Indeed. About 12 o'clock
all *ers Invited to partake of ti
bouniful supper which bd
tely ppo
casio ne 0 and hostess did
everything t_ to contribute tc
the enjoyment of their guests. Dane.
iar was the principal amusement in
dued in.
iss Mattle Bell Bray Is Visiting
Mis Beckie Pay.
Mr. Laban Bush has returned to his
home at Hopkles, fter a very pleasant
visit to rela'ives and frienda in thht
Iiisa Eugenla Douglass, of Albion,
will teach the lower school, so we have
been informed.
Mr. David Crawford, of Wiunsboro
was in town some time aince.
We are anxiously awaiting to heai
the whist ie of the engine on the Winna
boro an~d s;ades railroad. Eat ui
have the railroad by all means.
January 18, 1901. D. U.-n
BestOut of a Ineresse of Ems Penston
A Mexican war veteran and promi
teat editor writes: "Seeing the adver
tisement of Chamberlain's Colic, Ubol
era and Diarrhcna Remedy, I am r~e
minded that as a soldier in Mexico iu
'47 and '48, I contracted Mexican diar
rna and this remedy has kept ma
from getting an increase In my pen
son, for on every renewal a dose of i
restores me." It Is unequalled as
quick core for diarrhcea and is pleas
ant and safe to take. For sale by Mc
Master Co.. druat't.
The tobaceo growers of South Carc
lina and ether Southern States are ask
ig Congress for a redaction of 4 cent
a pound on the tobacco tax.
Such little pills as DeWitt's Litti
Early Risers are very easily taken, ani
they are wonderfully effective Il
cleansing the liver and bowels. Mc
Master Co.
Lee's birthday was fittingly observe
in a large number of Southern cities
For Over Fftsy Years.
Mis. Westow's SooTameN SvnU
has been used for over fifty years b
millions of mothers for their childre
while teething, with perfect succesl
It soothes the child, softens the gum'
allays all paIn, cures wind calic, a.
is the best remedy for diarrhoea
will relieve the poer little suffert
immediateh. Sold by druggists i
every part of the world. Twenty-i
cents a bottle. Be sure and ask fc
"Mrs. Winslow', Soothing Syrup,
and take me ether kind. 1-1-17
I is - timated that the numberc
Gerans and their descendants in tl
TUn State. Is 15.000.000.
Hapy ed Prosi
.M....-TO A
!nb to Cents forEi
ton 'afseb ft
And when you want anyt
ING be sure and call on us. I
We have The Winnsboro B2
bound to come to all who trad
Quick Sales an
Polite attention to all. Goc
funded. Yours for biz,
D. V. Wa]
In 1800 t Inhabitants of the Unitd
8iates were a little morE than 6 00,
000. In 1900 they are 76,2 .
In the past one hundred years the
English language has passed from the
ffhpa among Earopeam tongues to
h rt and Is now the leading lan
guage of the world.
Dolly: "Papa, do they get salt out
of Salt Lake?" Papa: "Yes, my dear;
large quantities." Dolly: "And ink
out of the Black Sea?" Papa: "Not
Now keep quiet." Dolly: "Yes, sir.
Are there any women on the Isle of
Man?'' ,b.
Nobody knows all about it;
and nothing, now known, will
always cure it.
Doctors try Scott's Emul
sion of Cod Liver Oil, when
they think it is caused by im
perfect 'digestion of food.
You can do the same.
It may or may not be caused
by the failure of stomach and
bowels to do their work. If
it is, you will cure it; if not,
yo will do no harm.
.The way, to cure a disease
is to stop its cause, and help
the body get back to its habit
of health.
When Scott's Emulsion of
Cod Liver Oil does that, it
cures; when it don't, it don't
cure. It never does harm.
The genuine has
this picture on it, take
no other.
If you have dot
tried it, send for free
B sample, its agreeable
ta.=te will surprise
yo cu.
r I Chemists,
n 409 Pearl St., N. Y.
SC oc. and $1.oo ; all druggists.
>et jpo'unb of Coto
11901 to the
hing in the line of DRY
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Te can supply all your wants
ink on our side; prosperity is
e with us. Our motto:
d Small Profits.
ds exchanged or money re
ker & Co.
Susan L DesPortes as Xzeuetriz and
William L. DesPorte. as Executer
of the will of R. S. DesPorii de.
ceased, vs. Wylie I. Strother.
IN pursuance of an order of1tMs
Court of Common Pleas made ti the
above stated case, I will ofer for ele
before the Court Heuse door la WibUs
boro, S. C., on the
within the legal hours of sale at public
outcry, to the higboAt biddAL. Th foj
land lying in Fairfield County, south
of Simpson's Turnout, and sath of
the Southern Railway, formerly the
C. C.t A. Railroad, containing
more or less, and bounded on the north
by right of way of thesad Southern
Railway, and on the east by lands of
Jno. A. DesPortes and Janme Egleeten
and on the west by lands formerly be
longing to John W. Smart.
One-.third cash the balance in equal
instalments on a credit of one sad
two years with Interest tros day'of
sale payable annually secured by bond
of the purchaser and mortgage of th
premises with the privlege to tihe
purchaser of paying all cash. T~e
purcaser to pay for all necessary
paper. and for recording and for aUl
ncssary revenue J LYLES,
Jan. 14, 1901. C. C. 0. P. .C.
of YOUNG MULES. I have over
on hand, and theya m go sIe o
and I will sell yon~ cheaper than yed
Iave any rio mle or horse yon
want irom P$) up. Also
all good workers and some good ad
de horses. Come to see me before
yoI wnt to buy y our cattle. Let me
see them before you sell.
A. Williford,
Winnabero. 5. 6.

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