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Stcy oftha P't.ful State of Lieut.
General Methuen.
Against Advice of ManylOfficers?
Quarrelled With Leadets To
be Relieved Soon as
A ppecia! cable to tbc Chicago
i(^^' "-Vibarit; fr>m London says: Lieut.
Gen. Lord Methuen, ^commanding the
roluoiii advancing to the relief of
Ktiuberiey, is to be relieved of his corawitbin
two weeks. Later he
wili he fcent to Cai?e Town and eventually
ordered home. When he reaches
E^iuua he will be retired.
Th se facts have been confirmed by
an o iicial of the war office. Lord Mcthn3
i's c ase is a sad one. Aiwajs a
man oi rather frail physique?although
a c e?er boxer and an ail roucd sportsmiu?his
constitution began to show
M^ni of breaking down almosts immeciaurly
after he took command of his
Tares uavs after the battle of Belmon*,
(>en. Wolseley suggested to the
w*r oiiee that Methuen be relieved.
His advice was not heeded. The wisdom
of the aged but keen commanderin-chief
of the British army is now
realized to the fullest extent by the war
offioe who scoffed at his suggestion.
Friends of Lord Methuen insist he is
oclj in broken health, that the strain
of many campaigns has shattered his
fcatoraiiy nervous system.
Those who know the circumstances
and the situation on Modder river
iqaally well and who are willing to
state facts plainly, say that Methuen's
mind is unbalanced.
Constant Droof of this has been com
ing to ihe notice of the officials of the
war office ior two weeks past. The
commander of the Modder river forces
has bombarded the government with
some of the most remarkable messages
ever received from a general in action.
One received a few days ago, is a fair
sample of the rest. It contained just
three word.-: "Darkness after dawn."
it is stated by tiiose acquainted with
ihe lu-cr Workings and campaign
adopted by the war office, that Lord
Kitchener, the hero of Omdurman, who
with Lord Koberts arrived at Cape
Towq today, will proceed immediately
igj _ to Modder river. He may not take active
field command of the troops but^
will put the column in working order
v;. again and then assign some one else,
probably Gen. Colville, to take Methuen's
Lord Metheun, in addition to his
other eccentricities, has quarreled with
a number of officers under him. Three
of them, Col. Arthur Paget, Col. Gough
and Capt. Campbell, he ordered home.
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j.ney arrived in juohgou iouay. vox.
Goug'o, who commanded the cavalry
detachment in the Mager.sfontein battie,
is seeking a vindication by courtmartial.
When Gough attempted to
discuss the plan of the Magersfontein
attack Methuen ordered him under arrest.
The London press is considerate
iy suppressing the true state of affairs
- so far as Methuen's ailment is con\
cerned. But the papers do cot hesi*V
tate to print the hard facts about the
battle of Magersfontein, which are just
reaching London through the mails, all
of whicH to to shoT7, ia the language
of an officer that "the attack wa3 that
ot & iu<tum<in.7'
The death of Lord Wauchope, com
mander of ihe Black Watch, was one
of the many sad results of that en
gagement. Lord Wauchope, it is cow
well known, realized ;ne futility of the
assault as planned by Methueu. He
argued strongly and expostulated bitterly
against it. Methueu, however,
persisted and the two quarrelled over
the matter the night before the battle
which proved so disastrous to the British
forces. A member of ths Black
"Watch in a letter just received, gives
the details of the charce which led
Wauchope to his death. He quotes the
general's dying words?words showing
now fully he realized the situation even
iu tlie h ur of his death. The letter
"It was one of the hardest nights we
ever saw. T.:c rum leJi iu torrenis
and we went on and forward, falliug,
stumbling ana a.ii';<ibg ^v-.r rocks and
ant-hills. It was impossible to sc
where we were going. After wo h -d
been taken by surprise our right bat
talion charged but the men were mown
down like grain before a reaper. Gen.
Wauchope was shot at the beginning of
cue cnarge. wnen ne saw the mistake
that had happened he bhuuted:
Rilly 'round me. Black Watch Its
lay fault."
"Then he fell, literally riddled with
"Waushops, no dou'r?t, went out to
tiad death," writes Serpent Grcv,
'"when such a diastrous fire op jned. He
had previously shouted to the Argyll
Highlanders. ;>Djn't blame trie for
this. I received my orders and had
to obey them. With proper haad.in;:
we could havd cleared the Boers out in
" two hours: As it was we were taken
into a butcher shop aad left there "
Dozens of other letters are printed ail
of the same tone.
TTvflmnlae 4*% X? ao 1 T iVft
The test of the strength of every system,
whether in science or business is
the extent to which it shows actual results.
By this test the Keeley treatment
for the whiskey habit and the
morphine habit may safely be judged.
All over the couutr? there arc examples
of its splendid results?the many
~ i i-i. i.
iu vtuiuu 11, oruuzut fiappiucss
and succcs's where before there had been
failure and misery. Science indeed
has worked wonders. No erander
achievement is hers than the discovery
of the Keeley treatment. .Full infor
mation may be had by addressing The
^ Keeley Institute, Columbia, S. C.
Ten Thousand Wanted.
The bill that the Confederate veterans
r>rot>ose to ask the eenera! assemhlv
to pass providing for a monument to
the South Carolinians who lell on the
battlefield of Ohickamaugs fcao been
drawn up and will be introduced in a
few days. The bill will be accompanied
by stroDg memorials, etc. It provides
for a commission consisting of the
governor and three Confederate veterans,
which commission will select, locate
and supervise the erection of the
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$10,000 with which to defray expenses
of tbc commission and the erection of
the monument.
A Baby Gets Damages
Charles H. Farker, 4 years old, of |
Norfolk, Va., who was badly injured j
by a heavy sign falling on him last
winter, was awarded $7,500 damages
' gainst the city in the city circuit
ooart. A motion for a new trial will j
be argued later. j
He Has Gone to Utah to Redeem the 1
Whole Mormon People.
An Orangeburg Couity man has gone
on a strange mission to the far West.
r\f TY?^om}v?r 21. nnhlish
j.lie iiiuuiiv, v* ^ ?;
ed at Salt Lake, Utah, says: "Let
the Morman Church beware! W.
Yancy Saioak, of Branchvilh, S. C ,
arrived yesterday, Mr. Smoak is the
man who says be was called by the Lord
to do a great work in Utah. This work
is to convert, from their faith all the
adherents of Mormonism. Mr. Smoak's
summons came while he was in Branchviile,
where he is said to be one of the
foremost citizens. After receiving the
call Mr. Smoak went to the bank and
drew out a quantity of long green he
had there, shook hands with ihe boys
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at tlie store, Daue ms isumj au augv~ .
tionate farewell and hied him Zionward.
He is now in the fiild of his
divinely-appointed labor aod a hot time
is looked lor. Mr. Snu-ak called at a
leading bank yesterday and made a
goodly deposit. He rufuscd to tell
where he was staxin^ in the city and
gave his address as Branchvil.e. It
may be remarked in passing that
Branchville has two railroads low ana
things are looking ail right there. Mr.
Smoak is a man of middle a^e, wearing
a ieddish beard and mustache, and a
crops- A-cre-pretty-fair-this-j-ear look.
He had on a business suit with the
coat collar turned up. He wore no
overcoat, and it was not ban a ca- threshing
weather either. He said he expected
to leave for a short trip last
night or this morning, but did not disclose
his destination. It is expected
that he will return soon aud begin his
preat work, which promises to be
c / thoroughly
enjojable. No immediate
effect on the Church because of Mr.
Smoak's presence was appearent jester,
day. It was supposed that he would
held indignation meetings on the
streets, but nothiDg of that nature was
reported. People prominent in church
circles were breathing easier last night
and are somewhat reassured. Vaccination
is useless in ca.-es like this. It
mav be that Mr. Smoak is only wait
ing for the ice to get out of' the creek
before he begins operations, and that
he may start somethicg as soon as we
have a soft spell. But this is mere
conjecture. Some ".fere comforting
themselves last night by reflecting that
the Temple was still all right-, and that
so far as known the Tabernacle would
still be fit to hold services it next Sunday.
No unusual disturbance was
reported from any of the ward meeting
houses and the tension eased up a
little towards midnight." Mr. Suioak
has give1: himself a tough task, but his
friends in Orangeburg County wish him
He Ate But Little, But You Ought
To See the Welsh Eat, .
Captain B. W. Morgan, every inch a
Welshman himself, likes to tell thia
story when there is another Welshman
in hearing, says the Pittsburg News.
He went home to dinner one day and
found a paperhanger at work in the
house. He asked the time, and Captain
Morgan told him it was noon.
"I guess I'll knock off and go home
A; + ' +*,a nanorhansrpr r?
LU Uilllia Clitii, buw ?/?*?/w ?
"Stay and eat with us," the captain
said, and the invitation was accepted.
Captain Morgan vras attentive to his
guest during the meal. He had a prodigious
appetite. The captain helped
him to roast beef several times, until
at last he had some curiosity to see
just how much the fellow would eat
without crying enovgh. The game wa3 growing
quite interesting when the fellowjjegan
to show signs of quitting.
"VVlii you nave some vi ue yium
pudding?" the captain asked him to
revive Ms failing appetite.
"No, thanks," he replied, "I've had
enough, I think."
"Oh, take a small piece of the pudding."
the captain urged; "it's genuine
English plum-pudding, and homemade
at that."
"Well, I don't mind trying it," he
The captain helped him to a section
of the pudding weighing about a pound
and he ate it with much relish- Then
he shoved his chair away from the table
and leaned back for an after-dinner
"I'm not much of an eater," he 6aid,
not noticing the smile on the captain's
face; "it takes very little to" satisfy
me. Say, you ought to see the Welsh
"Are they hearty eaters?" asked the
"Hearty eaters r repeated me leilow.
"Say, they eat like a lot of
The Japanese Woman.
The chief duty of a Japanese woman
all her life is obedience; while unmarried,
to her parents; when married, to
her husband and his parents; when
widowed, to her son. In the "Greater
Learning of Women" we read:
"A woman should look upon her
husband as if he were Heaven itself,
and thus escape celestial pumsnmeni.
"The five worst maladies that afflict
the female mind are: Indocility, discontent,
slander, jealousy and silliness.
Without any doubt these five
maladies afflict seven or eight out of
every ten women, and from them
arises the inferiority of women to men.
A woman should cure them by self-inspection
and self-reproach. The worst
of them all. and the parent of the other
four, is silliness."'
The above extract shows us very
clearly the position which women have.
until quite recer.tl;*, taken in Japan.
As a Gei-man writer says, her condition
j? the intermediate link between the
European and the Asiatic. On the one
hand, Japanese women are subjected
to no seclusion, and are as carefully
educated as the men, and t?.ke their
place in society; but, on the other
hand, they have absolutely no independence,
and are in complete subjection
to their husbands, sons and other
relations. They are without legal
rights, and under no circumstances
can a wife obtain a divorce or separa
tion from her husband, however great
his offense. Notwithstanding this, in
no country does one find a higher standard
of morality than among the married
women of Japan. Faithlessness is
practically unknown, although the
poor little wives must often have much
to put up with from their autocratic
lords and masters. They bear all. however,
silently and uncomplainingly,
their characteristic pride and reserve
forbidding them to show to the outer
world what they suffer. We Europeans
might well in many respects imitate,
and have still much to learn from our
little cousins in the Far East.?Cornhill
Storm and Tidal WaveAdvices
bv the stciuisliip Empress
of Japan tell of a fierce storm sweepire
the Japanrse coast on Dec. 24, by
which 35 junks were lost while being
towed from Oska to Robe and 171 persons
perished. A. tidal wave accompanied
the storm, bv which 411 lives in
aii wore lost.
Christmas Dinner.
No i!i ettoots need follow the eatiDg
of a big Christmas dinner if, after
same, you take "Hilton's Life for the
Liver and Kidneys.*' 25e a bottle. tf
Like Those of Sin They Often
Lead to Death
The Downfall of Homer Bird Due j
to a Reckless Woman's Wiles.
He Deserted His Wife in New Orleans
and Went Off With an Adventuress,
Joining an Alaskan Expedition?An
Awful Crime on the Banks of the
All the way from New Orleans to
the frozen Klondike Plomer Bird traveled
with a party of prospectors,
friends and townsmen of his, says
the New York Journal, and there, on
the hanks of the turgid Yukon, he
killed two of them for the sake of the
temptress who had lured him from
his wife and children.
Norma Strong was the woman. Her
victims were Robert L. Patterson, a
newspaper publisher, and Hans Hurlin.
a manly young fellow, who was
employed as bookkeeper for a wholesale
shoe house in New Orleans. Bird
Is now a prisoner at the military post
at St. Michael's, Alaska.
Homer Bird was a member of the
Merchants, Dealers and Lumbermen's
Exchange of New Orleans. Three
years ago, as he was standing in front
of the buildinsr. Norma Strong passed
by. A glance?lie followed. That was
the beginning which led to the double
murder. He became infatuated with
the woman and visited her frequently.
His wife knew of the attachment, but
long ago she was given to understand
it was broken off.
Little is known of the woman's history.
but it is believed that she came
from New York State. She was iu
Chicago during the World's Fair. The
races attracted hor to New Orleans.
Robert I.. Tatterson was the chief
organizer of the expedition. He was
passionately fond of baseball; so was
Bird. They became acquainted at
the ball grounds and often met there.
Both were members of the "Rooters'
Patterson mentioned his Klondike
scheme to Bird; he told Norma Strong.
She persuaded him to join the expedition.
The other members of the party
were Elans Ilurlin, a bookkeeper
who lived on Canal street near BarnDa
r-t street: Charles SchefHer, a print
t-r?and Norma Strong. Each man contributed
$1,000 to the outfit's common
fund. None but Bird knew the woman
was to go until they met by different
routes in San Francisco a year and a
half ago.
There they were. The woman was
determined to go. Bird was determined
to have her. And she went. Dissensions
soon .arose. The unfortunate
ITiurs Hurlin was a Gne young fellow
of 27 years. lie was of splendid
athletic development, a member of the
Young Men's Gymnastic Club of
New Orleans. Those who know Norma
(Horner Bird.)
Strong dec-Iare that it was she who
aroused this quarrel, playing one man
against the other, as a chess player
Charles Sehefiler is scarcely 20 years
old. He is a sensible young fellow and
his family are loath to believe that
Norma Strong gained any influence
over him.
The last letter his mother received
from him was dated Sept. 2G, 1S98, in
which he stated that the party was
about to leave for Holy Cro-s Mission,
'>AA miloc nhnvrt St, Mif-lincl's, on the
Yukon River. IIo inclosed some flower?.
which he had plucked and pressed.
Not again hearing from him. his parents
were in tortures of anxiety until
came the news of the murder of Patterson
and Hurlin. They were comforted
by the knowledge that their son
was alive at least.
This little party of men went into
winter quarters at a little mining village,
there to await the coming of the
summer. There had been other people
living in this mining camp, but failure
or the intent cold had driven them
to the more thickly settled sections.
Bitter quarrels, fierce jealousy infamed
the men of the party. He and
Norma Strong would remain together.
The woman, it appears, did not encourage
this plan. Besides, it was almost
impossible to separate and,
again, all had ownership in the common
The fatal morning came. The five
were at breakfast Bird took up his
riue aixu, >\1U1 luuiuci m iiis utruii,
left the others seated around the
campfire. Soon he -was bidden behind
a snowdrift. lie took careful aim and
fired. Patterson foil back with a bullet
through his breast. The others?
the woman shriekiBg, for she had net
thought that her wiles would lead to
murder?jumped to their feet and tried
to run through the snow.
Bird nulled the trirrtrer nsr.iin. Hur
lin fell dead, sliot through the head. ;
For reasons that he only knows.
Bird had decided to spare Scheffler.
lie came from behind the pile of snow,
and pointing his rifle, now at him.
now at the woman, said:
"Swear that you'll never tell a word
of this or you'll join the others. I'll
kill you, too."
Both swore to keep the dreadful secret.
There Iny the dead Hurlin. It
was necessary to bury him. ScheSer
and the woman dug a shallow grave
under the snow and laid the victimaway.
Full of remorse, the woman;
m;rsea rauerson as oesi sae coum,
gave him all the comforts possibleIn
a few days he died. Another frozen
grave was dug and he was laid away.
There the three survivors remained,
until summer came. Bird did not regard
the youthful Schefiler as a rival;
perhaps the woman considered Sclicffier
a prey too callow. Whether or not
visions of his victims haunted him,.
Bird seemed happy with Norma
Strong. _Thejgnows_ melted, th? ice
nroue up, ana tney journeyea 10 sc.
There the woman told of the murder
to the authorities. Bird desperately resisted
arrest, but was thrown into
prison. To make his punishment the
more sure, Norma Strong and the
youthful Schefller were held as wit- .
Wagers Laid in England That Dis- i
played Faith in Luck.
Quite an astounding number of an- 1
nual occurrences are made the subject
of wagering. Years ago. before the vagaries
of the weather had brought the j
four seasons Into discredit, wagering I
that snow would be found on tha |
ground on Christmas morning was
very popular. Even now, when the
weather behaves with a sublime indifference
to the time of year, wagers
are still made as to its raining forty
days if St. Swithin's be wet.
One enthusiastic supporter of this
hoary legend a few years since wagered
all he possessed on one wet anniversary
that there would be rain
every day during the prescribed period.
It did rain twenty-two days, but
the twenty-third ruined him.
A well-known bookmaker who lays
himself out for what he calls "fancy
wagering" has stated that the amount
of money wnicn -was wagered on the
late William E. Gladstone reaching
the age of ninety was simply enormous.
He also says that being a believer
in the unexpected happening in politics.
he accepted at the time of the
home rule split in the liberal party
three wagers of ?3,000 to ?1,000 each
that Mr. Chnmberlain would one day
l?e prime minister of England. The
stakes are deposited in a bank under
a ueea wuicii pruviues lor me mowing
of the interest until 1901, the date
when the wager expires.
During the building of the Tower
bridge one of the workmen wagered
to cook a big pudding ten feet under
the surface of the Thames. Needless
to say, so impossible a feat led to a
deal of money being laid that he
conldn't. On the appointed day the
pudding was tied in a sack and sunk
to the required depth, the assembled
crowd being greatly amused with the
cartful manner in which the performer
handled the sack. At the end of
three hours the pudding was drawn
to the surface, and was found to be
thoroughly cooked, the only fault bein
c that it was a little too well done.
The sack was half full of lime.
He Railed Against the Church Fairs
and the Women Objected.
Deacon Isaac Southers, an Evangelist
from Florida, has been holding revival
meetings at Baltimore, Md. He
was ordered out of church by the women
of the congregation. The trouble
began when .Southers denounced
church airs, saying he would rather
see the church used for a liquor saloon.
The ladies were about to hold a
fair, and they felt very much scandal
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lzeil. vne ui iiie iuuies aiuse iu uci
seat and publicly demanded a retraction.
Instead of apologizing, tlie preacher
repeated what he said, remarking: "A
devil, backed by a number of devils,
*vho are all hypocrites, has asked me
to take back what I said about church
fairs and a saloon, but I would rather
see them roasting in the flames of
Immediately after the services the
women got togemer anu ueiermmea
that lie should preacli 110 more. They
marched up to Mr. Southers and took
him by the scruff of the neck and heel
of the trousers and threw him into
the street.
Criminals Should Be Externynated.
At a meeting of- the Chautauqua
Literary Circle held at Newburg, X.
Y., recently, Rev. C. F. Wixon, an
elderly clergyman, declared it as his
belief that criminals should be exterminated.
Mr. Wixon said he would
have the state regulate the profits of
the trusts as it regulated the rate of
interest; the workingmen's condition
he would improve by promoting them
for merit; the criminal class, he said,
would eventually be exterminated.
"I believe," said Mr. "\Vixon, "that
when a man is twice convicted of
grave crime he ought to be exterminated,
because crime is hereditary. I
don't like the guillotine; it's too
bloody. I dont like hanging; It's too
violent. I don't like electrocution; it's
too uncertain and expensive. I?well?
I'd chloroform them. I don't believe in
saddling the expense of maintaining
100,000 criminals on honest people."
One Way of 3Iaking a Living.
There are many and various ways of
making a living in this big city, says
the New York Times, ani between
"chasing eighths" in "Wall Stree: and
chasing potato-bugs in Jamaica, the
ways of gathering dollars are of wide
range. One of those seldom seen by
any except the people directly irterested
is the outgrowth of recent extensive
waterfront improvements in the
Navy Yard. Stringers, timbers, and
plankins: of yellow pine and spiling of
cnriir>o haw hppn lisprt hv thp <sr>ntr
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load, and around the corner of the
yard, in Little-st., some enterprising
young men have started a woodyarr*.
Ends of spiles, rejected planks, anything
of wood that is found floating in
the "VVallabout Channel is "taken in
out of the we?," dried, split and
peddled around the neighborhood at
prices which the kindling-wood people
cannot touch, but which, low as
they are, represent good wages for the
work done.
"Man, It's 3Ie."
She was a Dretty child of four or five
summers, and she knew it, says the
New York Tribune. Her mother took
care that the fact should not escape
the observation of others and in this
she was ably seconded by the little
miss. The other day the child was
on dress parade in Central Park, and
was naturally piqued at her failure to
attract the attention of a man who sat
reading on one of the benches in the
Mall. Two or three times she passed
him, ana still he regarded her not. She
looked at him in amazement, and then,
with a look of mingled Incredulity and
determination, she went up to rrm
stamped her little foot on the pavement
and said, "Man, it's me!"
He (during tie honeymoon)?You
don't know how lonely my bachelor life
was; how unbearable the evenings
were when I would have to sit alone
in my dreary den and sew on buttons.
She?Your eveniDgs won't be dreary
now, love. I can sit by you and thread
your needle.
One Kind of Strife.
"Strife," he said, as he finished read,
fnsr the Peace Conference renort. "is a
"Not at all," replied Henry Peck, absently.
. "There's no law compelling a
man to marry."?Philadelphia American.
The marine disaster off the coast of
New Foundland last week was very sad
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indeed. ?iany lives naviug uccu i
lost. '
Done From Expediency and j
Not From Cowardice.
Phenomen That Causes Each Man in j
a Roomful to Believe That a Re- j
volver Is Pointed Straight at Him? !
Why Bad Men Are Passive.
"If you will take my words for a little
experience I had recently perhaps
J. LdU IlictAC UiCU.1 tU )UU IIUW 1 (. 15 pvofible
for three bad men to hold up a
room full of fairly brave men and get
away safely with their money," said k
merchant from the State of Washington
who was a guest at the Lotos Club
one night last week, to a New York
Sun reporter. "I was in such a holdup
not long ago, and I have ceased
jeering at fellows who have been
through similar experiences. I was or.e
of seventy men who were held up in
a big gambling hall, and as I am not a
regular patron of such places I k~pt
ouiet about it at home. The gambling
house is one of the best known in the
Yv'est, and on the night of the holdup
it was filled with a representative
crowd. A search would have disclosed
the fact undoubtedly that many of the
men present were armed. No trouble in
recent years has occurred in this place
and there is no reason to anticipate
any. It was nearly midnight when the
door opened and three men, masked,
and each holding two revolvers entered
the room.
" 'Hands up quick!' shouted the foremost
"I was sitting at a faro table when I
heard this command, and as I looked
up, I found a revolver pointing straight
at my head. "When I compared notes
with the other seventy odd men later,
I found .that each one had the same
experience. There were only six revolvers,
and yet each in the room wo 3
willing to swear that one of them was
pointed straight at his head a!l the
time. The crowd was simply paralyzed
with fright For two or three seconds
not a man moved. Then over in one
corner a Leadville sport brought his
hand around to reach his hip pocket.
" 'Stop that or I'll shoot,' said one
of the masked men, covering him with
his revolver. 'Hands up, now. Quick!
"We mean business.'
"Every man in that room did hold
his hands up. There was no hesitation
tV.en. It was my first experience in that
kind of game, but it was not until I
was able to take my hands down that
I realized how tiresome the operation
was. There we stood, each man with
his hands stretched high above his
head, held up in a room on a busy
street wnen an outcry wouiu uniis
help at once. It was a pretty sure thins
however, that no one v-uld make the
outcry. The three masked men had eyes
for every move, and their revolvers
po'r.ted all ways at once. It is easy for
a man who has not been through such
an experience to suggest that if several
men had only made a break these
fellows would have run. I can honestly
say that the barrel of the revolver into
which I looked seemed to me to be
a3 large as a sewer pipe. I even thought
that I could see the end of the bullet,
nnrf T was awfullv afraid that the man
who held the revolver might get nervous
and shoot me by accident. I tried
to look pleasant to appease him. All
this had taken perhaps a minute and a
half when the spokesman snouted to
" 'Line up against the wail with your
backs to me and the man who takes
his hands down will get shot. Quick,
now gentlemen, If you please. Obey orders
and you won't get hurt.'
"We lined up as directed like a lot
of school boys.
" 'Now then, my friend here will relieve
you of your valuables without
jour assistances,' said the spokesman.
'Don't move, because there are two
dead shots behind you. Keep quiet an<?
It will soon be over.'
" 'It was a very good piece of work.
I can assure you. One of the three
went right straight down the row, taking
each man's watch and money. He
ciion z get as mucn as c.\jjct;icu emu
as near as we could estimate later,
the total haul was under $5,000. There
was over 35-00,000 in the safe which the
robbers overlooked. When we had been
entirely cleaned out, the spokesman
" 'Now, gentlemen, we are sorry to
inconvenience you further, but we sha.l
have to request you to stand just as
^ou are for five minutes more. Don't
cut the time short or you will get hurt.'
"The side door opened at this instant
and we heard the order 'Hands up.
Chink, or you are a dead man.' It was
one of our Chinese servants who was
l-f-turning with a tray filled with drinks.
ITT- -41*" rt5r.+y'ivcryioc>linf?
Jtie promptly UIUJJJJCU UU UUJ
ail the glasses and threw up his hand^.
We heard no other sound for five minutes.
Each man counted the seconds |
to make sure that he shouldn't take
down hi3 hands ahead of time. The
proprietor was the first man to move.
As soon as he felt it was safe he turned
una found the robbers gone. He picked
up a heavy chair and threw it througf
the window. It carried the sash with
1i and the crash that followed attracted
general attention in the street beio-v.
The proprietor stuck his head out
of the window and profanely shouted
such details of the hold-up as might
put the people in the street on the
trsfk of the robbers. It was useless.
however, une leuows waixea out. quifi.iy.
took off their masks and disappeared
without leaving any clue. Yfs
:i'I piled out of the place to aid tIte
search. TVhen we found out that a
chase was hopeless, most of us cam.;
tack to the gambling room to ia!k 't
over. When we entered the place we
found the Chink standing in the ruins
of his glasses with his hands till above
Ms head. The -proprietor told him to
take his hands down. The Chink would
not do it and two men who pulled his
arms to his side had all they could do
to hold him. He had looked in die big
barrel of one of those small revolvers
and he hadn't forgotten it.
"Now this was an actual experience
anl some of your New York papers
*>-.< 1 5?i-rrmnts of it. If I were mixed uo
ir< an affair of that sort again. I would I
raise my arms just as quickly. It was j
expediency and not a yellow streak
thai made that crowd act ns it did."
Perils of Early Housekeeping.
Young "Wife?Harry, those bundles
of kindling wood you sent home this
morning were just the right size, except
that they were too long. I hired
a boy to break them all up into suitable
lengths for the stove.
Young Husband?You did! Maria,
those were lathes for the partition we
are going to build in the room upstairs!
Well, of all the?there! Don't
cry, dear!?Chicago Tribune.
Good Things in the Days Y>"ork.
Dear is the wage which pays us well;
Joyous the chance to get to shirk;
But sweeter yet that dawdling spell
Before we buckle down to work.
?Chicago Record.
A New Definition.
"I'm sure, ma'am, ycur boy looks old I
enough to pay full fare."
"Yes, I know he does. He's so remarkably
precocious!" ? Cleveland
Plain Dealer.
There Are Other Insects.
He?I wish. I could be a kissing bug
a little while.
She?Oh, well, there might te a little
kissing b?e( you know.?Cleveland
Diary of a Young Woman Who Recently
Died in New York.
These are extracts taken from the
diary kept by Evelyn Adams, reader
and vocalist, during her struggle to
live in New York.
Come to the rescue or I shall soon
lose my reason. I cannot hold out much
longer. The last stage of despair Is upon
me * the creeping by j
inrhes to the end of all things.
O God- Can the Christian world be <o I
cruel? So cold and mercenary? [
Bowed down with despair
and yet through
it nil she raises her eyes to the beacon
light and a smile comes to her lips. "I
shall yet be an author! I shall yet succeed."
I have sent them a telegram. They
will hardly send a favorable answer.
Yet what a grand story it is. "Don't
want it." Ah, well! I expected it.
"There's a basket of fruit for you."
etc. Good God, and not a sou in my
pocket and they are worth a million.
Why didn't they slip a $10 bill into the
ba.-ket. "As they help the least of
these"?but in my anguish I have to
smile bitterly. But I shall yet succeed.
Uunsrrv?so faint?I would not object
to something nice to eat?long time
since I've tastc-d anything good. Nov,
to-morrow I'll have to go and buy the
paper. I wonder if I'd better eat or save
a penny for it.
The past forgot the future? Sweet
spirit of prayer, lead me right. I pray.
Keep me worthy.
lie doesn't like my writing; says I
Scrawl all over the paper. But I don't
suppose he knows all authors do that.
I don't know what they (the publishers)
are waiting for unless it is to get
my shroud to make into rag paper to
print the book on. They'll have it soon
if this keeps on.
1SS7? Sept. 30.?Arrived in Boston.
Stopped at he Hotel Waterson, No. 8
Buifinch place. Saw Gen. B. F. Butler
and took his advice in regard to the
Adams case.
1SS7?Oct. 22.?Returned to New York
and engaged in business at No. 233
East Fourteenth street $60 a month.
1S-SS?Sept. 5.?Went to Boston. Delayed
in the Adams case.
isss?Sept. 21.?Wolfborough. 2s". H.,
to prosecute my claim against Susan
P. Adams, of Ossipee, N. H.
1SS9?Feb. 2S.?Finished the first
chapter of "Fly and Lightning, the
American Explorers," by Evelyn
1SS9?July 1.?Left New York for Utioa.
"Was ill with bronchitis. Remained
in TJtica five weeks.
J980?April 31.?Finished XVI, chapter
"Fly and Lighting."
1890?May 1.?Sick for three weeks
ond Trork rrm^h nf the time.
1S90?April 11.?Finished XVI, chap"Fly
and'Lightning'," XXIII chapters,
573 pages, about 100,000 words.
July 12.?Made arrangements with
the I'nion News Company. Asked assistance
and was refused. Suffered the
worst?suspense is a killing thin??not
knowing what to do. Sept. 20. sold all
my clothes to raise a little money to
help along.
Oct. 6. Commenced "7s Marriage a
T.nftprx'?" TT.ive onlv S7 left. Am try
in? to keep up.
Nov. 24.?Writing "A Gay Christmas"
to send to Philadelphia Transcript.
1S91?March 1.?Sold collection of
minerals and stamps for $20. Have 20
cents in my pocket. Received food from
Mrs. Mears for the last two weeks.
Hope to succeed yet. Calm within; ferment
March 22.?Still keeping up courage,
nil dosperandum. Have tried ten different
ways to raise the money to publish
the book "Is Marriage a Lottery?"
Failed each time; still hoping. "Be of
good courage, ye shall yet triumph."
Hsvf resorted to sewinsr to keep the
wolf from the door. Have gone to every
possible place from to the Sacred
Heart Convent. By the kindness of
Mrs. Mears life has been sustained a
little longer. They have deprived themselves
for my sake, I fear. 0! poverty
?death?slow torture!
They will hold the plates of my book.
I shall yet win a fortune. An author's
or an artist's works always live long
after they have gone. And this is my
determination, to make a success before
I do die.
The Complaccney of Tilings.
The conductor of tne tram naa answered
them civilly.
"How kind everybody is to us!" whispers
the briue. with a happy smile.
"Yes. even inanimate things are kind
to us!" cries the bridegroom, fo: the
car window had just submitted to bej
ing opened by him with little or no
I resistance.?Detroit Journal.
She Thought Awhile.
Geraldine?Life will be one grand
sweet song after we are married.
Gerald?I don't care as long as it
isn't a piano solo.?Town Topics.
Keeping Tabs on 'Em.
"I wonder if any of the bride's relatives
are present."
"Oh, yes. I saw some people in the
next room counting the presents."?
Tlie Scorcher.
t.t~ eoA^hwl nloncr the boulevard!
XJLC c? p
He scorched along the hill;
He scorched into a cable car;
We think he's scorching stilt *
Man's strength
lies in his
A poor, weak digestion debilitates
and impoverishes the body.
No need confining one's self to
certain simple diet, on this aci
-.Li- J.1- ^ ^ r
count, wnen wmi we use vi
"Hilton's Life for the Liver and
Kidneys'' any kind of food may
be eaten with comfort. 25c a
bottle. Wholesale by
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On improved, real estaie.
Interest eight per cent.,
payable semi-annually."
Time 3 to 5 years.
No commissions charged
Jno, E. Palmer & Son,
1205 Plain St., Columbia. S. C
An absolute
cure for piles.
Only 50 cents.
THE tmw illG GO,
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We hop- the success of e'
well assured as the success of 01
grows steadily and the most gra
receipt of voluntary letters fron
of great"satisfaction and comfor
If you are interested in good
call on your nearest dealer. It'
write to us direct for descriptive
Yours truly,
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Prices of paper and paper ba
if you will tell us your troubles
Colombia Sta
^Wholesalers of Bags,
Water In Nevada to Which Men and j
Animals Fall Victims.
The death of Robert "Watson, a cat- j
tie man, after drinking of the waters-1
of "Death Spring" in the Rabbit Hole j
Mountains, again brings into proml- j
nence this terror of Nevada stockmen, j
The spring Is situated In Humboldt j
County, Nevada. Its waters are so 1m- I
pregnated with arsenic that death re- j
suits to most creatures that drink from j
it. Running from the spring Is a tiny j
stream, clear as crystal,' which sinks
into the ground about a hundred yards ;
from the spring. Along the banks of .
this stream are to be found the bones I
of hundreds of small animals, and even
of deer, sheep and cattle* that have
drank of the water and died.
Stockmen have built a high fence
about the spring and, so far as is possible,
have inclosed the stream. It
seems impossible, however, to keep
stock from drinking the water. Situated
many miles from any other water
supply, cattle will get it no matter
what precautions are taKen to prevent
them. Hundreds cf head of stock are
lost each year on account of It.
Watson had lived m the vicinity for a
quarter of a century and was well
aware of the fatal properties of the
spring. He was out hunting stock when
he became separated from his companions.
He lost his horse and was obliged
to follow them on foot
The second day after his mishap, after
being nearly 20 hours without water
he reached the spring. His thirst was
overpowering, and, in his delirium he
drank of the poisonous water, much
the same as shipwrecked sailors drink
from the ocean when the thirst becomes
unbearable. His fr'ends, who
had expected him to overtake them
every hour, had, in the meantime, concluded
that some mishap had occurred,
and turned back to look for him. They
found him shortly after he had drunk
of the deadly waters. He was still alive
but suffering the greatest agony. All
that could be don* in the desert to relieve
him was done, but without avail.
He died within an hour after his companions
found him.
A similar spring is to be found between
Mountain Meadow and Susan
ville, Lasse County, Cal. The -waters
of this spring and the stream that runs
from it are green and uninviting, unlike
those of the Nevada spring in this
respect. The bones of many deer, cattle,
sheep and wild animals that have
tasted of the water of spring or stream
are to be found in the vicinity. Stockmen
have built a seven-board fence
around the spring, and on top of the
fence have put several lines of barbed
wire, that stock may be kept from it.
?N. Y. Sun.
BallGcn CIsthes Line
A Paris laundry has started a novel
ty in the drying and purifying of linen,
and has succeeded in convincing most
of its customers that the notion is a
good one. The air about 100 feet above
the house tops is particularly good for
linen, say the proprietors, and they accordingly
send your shirts and collars
for a balloon trip. Bamboo frames are
attached to a captive balloon, and the
linen, "rough dry," is fixed to the
frames and sails away in the air. The
balloon makes six ascents dailv. and an
extra charge is made for each article
that undergoes the treatment.
People who never say anything
must pacify the world by doing a good
Oilman Pays
the EXpress
Steam Dyeing of every
description. Steam, Nap- ;
tha, French Dry nnd '
chemical cleaning. Sendj
[or our new price list and J
circular. All work guar-!
j (
an teed or no charge.
Ortman's Steam Dye Works, I (
1810 Main Street
Columbia. S. C
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inn. S. Rfivnnlds.
Attorney at Law, !?
Columbia, S. C.!?
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n-rous New V?ar.
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rery reader of this'pyper is as
ir matuvss. The sale of same
ritying part of it is the daily 'M
i new customers, expressive s
t derived from use of same.
bedding, and all outfitc to ue.
he does not handle therr,
t pamphlet. .J*
Shed Tears. . 1
igs are rapidly advancing, but
we may be able to help you.
itionery Co., m
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"Machinery 1
Mill Siinnlios' I
If you need anything in t.he 9
above line >vrite us. Prices ^|9
are steadily advancing, and
there is every indication of
further advances, liny now ffl
and SAVfc Md.NKY. Prices and
estimates cheerfully submit- ted.
Now is the time to buy.
Engines and Boilers, : ?. fl
Saw and Grist Mills. I
Woodworking Machinery, ; MOST H?
Rice Hellers. \ZZ 1
Brick Maoiiinery, | T 1
Grain Drills. I KA':'" |
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804 Gervais Street, ^
Nea? Union l)e]>ot.
Ginning J
Machinery. J
The Smith Pneumatic Suction M
Elevating, (Tinning and
Packing r-ystem >j
is the simp'esv and most efficient on
the iimk.fi. Korty-cijrLt complete |s
outfits iu South Carolina; cacli
?tj c uiviitg absolute 3|
Boilers and l?ngin*?s; Slide
Valve. Automatic and Corliss..
M) Ltjiht a?:?! !L-av> Log Beam ba*.
Mi 1!s cant.oj U; "Jq7r>U.ed i u design, cf- Jj
Scirnry or price by any dealer or manu
Write for prices ami catalog ucv-? _
V. C. Badhaia,
1326 Main Street, ^S|
Every one to know that tlitr
[or Drink, Drug and Tobaccoaddictions
is now re-estaliy^^^B
lilised at Co^u.m^ia,.S. C.
Call or writ3, " *
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ins Meiey insiuuie,
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icet business institution in the Suie. Oradlalea
are holding remunerative positions in j
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state, railroad offices. &c., in iJiia ani other
itates. Write to W. H. ilacfeat,
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