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PICKEDNS, SOUTH CAROLINA.
For the time being gasoline is the
People who keep their sidewalks
clean deserve at least honorable men
If one swallow doesn't make a sum
mer, what don't threo robins make?
Manuel Is to got $39,600 a year. Per.
haps there is something in the king
business after all.
When rats are not disseminating
the bubonic plague they are engaged
in other nefarious practices.
-All the world loves a lover, but as
to these noblemen who seek American
girls with money it is merely curious.
If those New Jersey people think
that "'hello' verges on profanity"
what must they think of "line II
Think how many lien's eggs young
McLean could have bought with the
money ho paid for that hopo dia
Paris is making a move to elevate
the moral tone of its literature and
Its art. There is room for the exer
cise of its efforts.
A Colorado couple who were di
vorced in 1875 have Just been married
again. Sometimes second thoughts
como a long time afterward.
A Chicago girl captured a bandit who
tried to grab her pocket book. lHan
dits will learn in time to confine their
operations to the less resourceful malo
It they take the exaggerated shiou'
ders away from the mien and the rats
away from the women hotel mat
tresses might achievO additional soft
A Boston theologian declares that
tho story of Adam aind Eo Is merely
a parable. But, the old Adam, who
blamed everythinmg on his wife, is no
Thirty per cent. of the students at
the University of Wisconsin are round
shouldered. Anmot her airgumilent. aiginiist
the over development of gray matter
in our youth.
..A n was sent to a hospital iI
Now Xorlc for examination as .to his
sanity becan,30 he th ought , himselfi a
fish. Maiybo iolebo(y t Id hl1n1 lie
was in the swii. /
Asheville, N. C., h I a "Jack the
Kisser" scare, b~ut we 411113mly erceive
that thIs may only3 be an advertise
ment for the lahce as a summer re
sort for 01o liaids.
The aeropllane has been developed
far enough to warrant less enlthlusiasmi
ini offering p~rizes for flights and imore
attenition to thie developmenCft of a
One marriage out of every three in
San Franicisco ends In dlivorce, accord
inig to 01n0 whlo dlelves in such things.
Apparently mat rimon11 al earthquakes
are common there, too.
Innovating dIressnmakers may try to
banish the waist 11ino from the feminine
form divine; but enterprising man will
continue to seek, locate and restore it
with his strong right arm.
Not content with the hobble skirt,
those Parisian intriguers have sprung
the "trouser gown" 0on us. Possibly
the pantaloon effect Is expected to
make a hit with suffragettes.
Corset coats for men are reported to
be recommended by the fashionable
tailors. Evidently tho fashionable
tailors have faith in the theory that
men arec turning from foolishness.
And now a phlysician blames the
sepread of infantile plaralysis on fleas.
'What? Flefrs on pitty itty tootsie woot
.sie? Lot- the (lotor lprepare for an
-onslaught of highly insulted moth
A beauty expert says that to keep
their mouths beautiful, women must
shut them. Here is the sex confront
ed with tho most hiarrowinig alternative
ever presenitedl to distracted human
An educator asserts that aeroplanes
wvill abolish war. WVhich looks like
'working up a mlovement to have the
Carnegie Peace board use a half miu
lon a year in subsidizing aeroplane
New York women say that the feni
niue throat loses Its beautiful conitouir
in making the hissing "5" sound so
characteristic of English. As in "Yes?"
The Aero Club of America has
acted commendably in taking stops
looking to lessening of danger In
aviation. One proposition is that ma
chines shall be examined more close
ly before any attemplt at flying is
permitted. This is a simple precau
tion which should be easily taken.
,A New York physician tells us that
he can cure old age. We have also
heard of men who thou ey had
discoveredi the secret tual mo
tion. Strange .to $a ysicia is
s of f
A TRUE STORY OF TJ
By COL. H. C. WHIT
T was sometime in the
fall of 1859 that a strang
er came trudging along
the turnpike. lie was
short and fat. His round
red face was covered with
a stubby growth of blonde
whiskers. He wore a
broad flat blue cloth cap
and a long brown linen
duster a little out of sea
son. A bundle tightly roll
ed in black oilcloth was strapped to
his back. He stopped in the middle of
the road. Looking about, his eyes
rested upon a weather-beaten sign
board upon which had once been
painted the picture of a black bear
resting upon its haunches. For more
than a hundred years this sign board
had been .swinging to and fro as if
beckoning and inviting passersby to
enter the little inn that was standing
seoine 15 or 20 feet back from the
road. It took Mr. Hicruman Weingar
ber several minutes to decipher the
inscription beneath the faded picture.
When ho had succeeded, as he I hought,
he muttered audibly, "Dish ish do
blace. Der black bear vas Inn, und
I shust myself vill walk in mit him."
Bracing up a little and stroking his
chin ho stopped with a lengthened
stride into the little front rooni that
served as an ofice for the Black l3ear
Inn. Hlero ho found himself in the
presence of a pleasait-faced woman
who smilod coquettishly.
lilo greeted her in his own tongue,
in which she replied, and the conver
nation was now carried on briskly in
tho German language. It was a bux
omt widow on the one himud and a ras
cally counterfeiter on the other. I If!
was a long-timo rogue, but Sh was
honest and unsuspielous. With ter
the world was good, with hint it was
dog eat dog and the devil take the
hindmost. 'Phe widow IIartz was al
together too unsophisticated to pene
trato the dark recesses of the hollow
hearted man that had by chance come
smddenly into the affairs of her life.
Sho judged him by her own heart
and little dreamed of the misery so
sooa to follow her chance acquaint
aito with lierman Wolsgarber.
Her husband had died about two
years bofore. At this time her heart
was centerod on her son, a young man
nearly twenty years of ago. John
Hartz, thanks to the training of his
father, was honest and industrious.
The Black hoar Inn and the little
farm adjoining was a sacred inheri
tance from htis paternali grandfathor.
The Inn was now somewhat out of
datq, but was still doing its part to
wards furnishing the mother andl son
a living and a little to lay up for a
rainy day. John's father had taught:
him to stand firmly for the right in
Mr. Weisgarber's gray blue eyes
were shining brightly beneath his
overhanging brows as he stood ex
plaining to the widow Harts regarding
himself. The word tramp, now so
aptly applied to the tie-path tourist,
had not been coined in that day and
men of his like were little understood.
lie said he was just out on a pleasure
tour and that he traveled on foot as
a matter of ohoice. lie was moving
leisurely along that he might better
enjoy the lovely scenery and pure
mountain air. is words wore well
chosen and deeply impressive as he
cautiously worked his way up to the
point of offering to remain for a time
and assist in the work about the Inn
and farm, Hie had a smooth tongue.
The turn-pike, winding its way
along up and down the sides, over
and across the Allegheny mountains
was then the popular highway for
drovers and wagoners upon their way
to and fro between Eastern Pennsyl
vania and Pittsburg. The people
along this route were principally Ger
mans. Some of them could neither
road noer speak English. They lived
mainly on what they produced and
had little occasion to spend their
money, Almost anything that looked
like money wouald pass. In those
days much of the paper money
in circulation was of the wild
cat kind. Bletween the counterfeit
and genuine issue there was but lit
tIeochoice. One passed from hand to
hand almost as readily as the other.
Herman Weisgarber, as he called
himself, had for many years boon dodg
ing about from place to place ma
king a living by shoving the queer.
Under pretence of his inability to un
derstand the English language he was
able to deceive the officers and es
cape arrest. It was always "Nicht
vorstehe" with him. "He shust didn't
know netting 'bout baper monies."
To the widow H~artz he appeared a
man of honor. She measured his
character by her own and could see
no farther. Six months had scarcely
passed from the time she met him
until he became her husband.
When John Hartz came in contact
with his step-father he was honest,
and had he "followed in the footsteps
of his own father he wouldl have re
mained so. It did not take long to
prove that he was siuseeptible and
easily drawn into ways that were dark
and forbidding. Step by step he was
led along and craftily initiated into
the yaterious doings of counterfeit,
JE SEGRET SERVICK W
LEY -Chi Unit d
LEY States Sfecret Service
One day a drover came along the hi
pike with a long string of oxen and cu
stopped at the Black Bear Inn, and
engaged a pasture for his cattle over its
night. The drover was new in that fo,
part of the country, and for safety he TI
handed his pocket book, containing it
several hundred dollars, to John Harts 1:
for safe keeping, in the presence of st
Weisgarber. Shortly afterwards when th
the drover was out attending to his a1
cattle, Weisgarber suggested the idea po
to John of changing the good -money ar
in the pocket book for an equal vil
amount of counterfeit that he had on fic
hand. John was easily persuaded. lie he
thought his step-father knew best. In se
the morning the drover received his de
pocket book and proceeded to count th
its contents. lie at once saw that an
the bills were of a different kind than w(
those he had been carrying. lie po
pulled a counterfeit detector from his Ia
pocket and examined them. Having ex
satisled himself that they were bad, de
he charged John with having substi- li
tuted them. The accused man's face ga
turned red and lie began to stammer. er
but his ste)-father who was standing ch
by, came at once to the front and coin- ha
menced to talk in German to John. te
Turning to the drover he protested in fe
badly broken English that the young re
man was honest and hadn't even de
opened tho pocket book. Between the
two the drover got a tongue lashing an
for his accusation that so completely be
upset him that lie was none too sure th
that he ever had any money. le Was to
now in a bad fix; a long ways from an
to ay is xpeses
hm. withgarboeti bout of cgen- ha
osity, was good enough to loan the cel
drover one or two hundred dollars to roi
pay his way until he could reach th4
Strasburgh, a little to~wn at the foot an
of the Three Brother mnountains. The pa
drover was silenced but not altogether all
convinced. His money was all right ste
the day before, but he wasn't quito wa
sure it 'was of the right stamp when ho
lhe handed it over to the young man
for safe keeping. Here was an exemI- act
plification of the little difference be- go
tween the truth and a lie Well stuck to
to. Time rolled on and John Hartz' me
career in crime became more and wi
more firmly fixed, no
One (lay the sheriff came with a thi
warrant for the "Flying Dutchman," ca1
which meant Herman Weisgarber. fir.
"Gott en Himmelli Vet ish dish?" Se'
he exclaimed, ant
A long explanation ensued and the col
sheriff was greatly puzzled regarding m(
his duty. He was convinced that to
the accused man was innocent, and thi
he thought it might be a safe thing to tut
leave him at his home and go back to hir
the county seat and report before ma
king the arrest. When he reached is
there .ho was told to return at once to
and bring his man. When he got back ces
to the Black Bear Inn Mr. Weisgarber ar<
was out. He had saddled up and his
rode away and might not return for wil
several days, perhaps never. But the th4
good-natured sheriff didn't see it that cla
way. He would come back again /or to
he might present himself volunt fly He
at the sheriff's offe.- . for
The mother had noew experI need on
enough to satisfy her that sh~ had to
made a great mnistake and th t she ppr
was tied to a bad man, Her tof be- thi
came a burden to her. One ,day she ma
suddenly disappeared. Afted a long me
search she was found dead with a the
rope tightly drawn about her neck dus
hanging~ to a stout hook I the smoke He
house. the scene was 3auch for uni
bn. He now became dazed with
tr and excitement. He left the home
his boyhood on foot and made his
iy to Philadelphia, where he chanced
meet his step-father who was a
)mber of a gang of counterfeiters.
hn was easily persuaded and he suf.
red himself to be led along stop by
)p until he was deep in the mire.
Our Civil war had brought a great
ange in the finances of the country.
ild cat banks had gone out of ex
ence and a new kind of money was
use. There was a great deal of
unterfeiting going on and John
irts was one of the number engaged
it. Like the most of the men of
3 stamp he was unsuccessful in ac
A counterfeit beer stamp made
i appearance in Philadelphia and I
ind it necessary to visit that city
le night was dark and stormy and
was about the portentous hour of
00 a. mn., when ghosts are said to
%lk abroad in ghastly white array,
at four detectives left their comfort
Is quarters in the hotel with the ex
etation of making an important
rest. The man they sought was in
ible during the day time and a dif
tit man to encounter at night. He
d frequently been heard of but had
Idom been seen by the government
tectives. When the officers reached
E appointed place they scattered
d took up their positions where they
muld attract as little attention as
ssible. Their mysterious mission
d been fully explained; a deal was
pected to be pulled off. One of the
tectives was rotund of person. He
d, through one of the counterfeiting
ng, been introduced as a beer deal
who said he was willing to take his
ances with bogus stamps, and he
d bargained with one of the coun'
'feiters for flve thousand counter
t lager beer stamps, and was to
,eive them at a certain hour at a
When the man put in an appear
ce to make the delivery he was to
arrested. This individual, owing to
darkness of the night, was unable
see tho detectives stationed about,
d he walked with his carpet bag in
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sat one paecored uoengha
tiwasl coed in. Thend conrfit
did that areadiecbt ad thonothe
aesonet fond the ader takldus
reah cutomr o sourmhc mariutesl
scuftheingaver twitng wlats furous
ic he wstaiwry subdued. uIl wa
a o listerpised hnus ae
aght wapon ar.This wsh cold
itok he hadh met im. he hand for
ra ywas einfteaind af copuair
esn thte aetectaud peon the
verdnt ndr a rmsanxis
reac t sue, icuh parelafry
atr them engraer f he polate furoms
ingho the mpowreantmed. behind
ah lquetlerurprise whe tis leand
usuathy whoesalos dpowerfuelhadc
thet waseJoineart. hisa theog
it time ittle mest imor had they
ldelnotuner any cvircuhmsances be
dservicqel. I coul well auortd
iho the mtrminnt meaturehin
prhisqueer ins caeer. tHs kid
usuall the, ostssownfu adjnct
thictie hart Whidasly aheeod-.
shave littl arespecd fovrahi thmey
paeligcterfetne avandmele had
sericeasIns wssel acqusned
psqelons hist cnfeerates. He
in to 'stthe possernento apinciple
neIhad areted seeatim tiese
passin cunerfi lney rcmsancea
tfcoud rate to sacre meniselfn
3ed to squeal, but I pounded John
rts up one side and down the other
al. road davigteh w..huta etmii
the slightest information. I had of
fered him his liberty and $1,000 in
money as an inducement, but he stub
borWy refused. He seemed to have
deluded himself into the idea that
treachery among a gang of criminals
was much worse than the unlawful
deeds performed by them.
I learned from the prisoner that he
had a family. When this was men
tioned he shuddered a little. Coming
to the conclusion that I could learn
nothing'from him I was ready to lock
him up. Before doing this I suggested
the idea of taking him to see his wife
and children. Early in the morning
I .procured a carriage, and after a
20 minutes' drive we stopped in front
of a large tenement house which we
entered, ascending the stairs to the
Knocking at a door to our right we
were after some delay admitted by a
woman wearing a calico wrapper, and
we entered the room which was dark
and dismal as a tomb. Two or three
broken chairs, a rickety table and a
mattress spread upon the floor and
covered with ragged quilts, consti
tuted the furnishings. Peeping from
beneath the tattered covering I saw
the bright eyes and curly heads of
two young children.
"Is this your home, Mr. Hartz?" I
"This is where I stay," he replied.
I saw at once that I was up against
a species of affliction for which I had
no ready-made speech of condolence,
and I was just a Uttle embarrassed.
There was a depth of seriousness in
the affair that I had rarely met with.
I was confronted with the genuine
woes of humanity and at a loss for
the moment to know just what to do
or say. After deliberating a short
time I came to the conchsion that it
was best to explain all to his wife.
She looked like an intelligent woman
and I proceeded to cequaint her with
the facts concerning her husband's ar
rest and the punishment that was suro
to follow. I likevise pointed out the
door through which he might escape.
I demanded a clean breast without
reserve. I was to know all the partic
ulard in regard to the conspiracy, and
he was to act in good faith and to. as
sist the detectives in plans to cap
ture the engraver and all others con
nected with the affair; besides, he
was, if it became necessary, to go up
on the witness stand and testify
against his confederates. Counterfeit
ers as a general thing are treacherous
towards one another when in a tight
place; it is anything to save them
selves. With John Hartz it was dif
ferent; he preferred to sacrifice him.
self rather than to give away his con
When the wife was made acquaint
ed with the proposition that had been
made to her husband she appealed to
him in language that seemed irresist
He hung his head. There was an
expression on his face that was in
definable. A fresh link in misery's
chain had now reached his heart.
The scene was absolutely painful and
1 soon saw that he was weakening.
A man's character varies in accord
ance with the position in which he is
placed. Criminals are human, like
our solves, and if 'we would learn the
dangers lurking in our pathway, we
should know how they chance to
stumble and fall. Seome men are
weaker and more prone to vice than
others. There 'is a never-ending bat
tie between right and wrong. I never
yet found a man so bad that there
was not something in his character
upon which to base a hope. I never
yet saw a man that was so good as to
be free from danger. There is a
thread of gold running through the
character of the worst of men; the
difficulty is to reach it.
The prisoner"s eyes fell and were
filled with tears. We have no pity for
the tears shed. by criminals. They
are deserved, but they are tears just
tho same, and sometimes come from a
heart unjustly pierced. His wife now
approeached him and said, "Where is
the money to come from to pay the
rent for this miserable room we are
living in? Hlow am I to obtain food
and clothing for our children when
you are in the penitentiary?"
Accustomed as I was to scenes of
this kind my heart was deeply touched
and my hand went almost involuntari
ly to my pocket. I pulled out a roil of
bills. It was the government's money.
Peeling off five twenties, I handed
them to the woman. "Take this, my
good woman, I cannot save your hus
band, but I will give you something
with which to supply your immediate
wants. Buy these children some
I handed her an additional twenty.
The counterfeiter anel his wife stood
looking earnestly into each other's
faces. Beth seemed well nigh broken
hearted. He stepped towards me as
he said: "You are the only decent
man I have ever seen in the detective
business and I am going to tell you
all about it."
I have seen crime in its many phases
and have noted the effect of a long
term of imprisonment upon men as
they received their sentence, but John
Hartz appeared as the most repentant
criminal I had ever met. He had
been -caught red-handed and could have
been easily convicted, but the. result
of his confession and assistance was
many times more important to the
government. It led to the breaking
up, root and branch, of an extensive
group of dangerous counterfeiters.
The engraver, procurer and sir others
were arrested with the evidence
of their guilt in their hands. All were
convicted and sentenced to serve va
ious terms in the penitentiary.
My promise to Harts was religiously
kept. He was suffered to go at large,
What became of him I am unable to
(Oopright. iflO, by W. G. Chapmaig)
'Cascarets are certainly dne. I give a frien4
one when the doctor was treating him for cancer 4
of thestomnach. The next morning he pase4
four pieeof a tae worm.- He then got a bo
ud i three das . 4r o'a r&
rmutbin Co Pa. Iam quite a worker for Casca-.
ret. I use tiem aysel 'and find them beneficia
for most anY disease caused by -nure blood.'s
Chs. oAon, ewiston, Pa., tiflin Co.)
Pleasant, Palatable. Potent. Taste Good.
Do Good. Never Sicken Weaken or Gripe.
10o, 25o 500. Never sold In bulk. The genu
ine tablet stamped C C C. Guaranteed to
oum or your moaey back. 983
Give a girl a present, and she will
not worry about the future.
Dr. Pierce's Pellets, small, sugar-coateda
easy to take as candy, regulate and invig.
lorate stomach, liver and bowels. Do not
The test of whether'you are edu
cated is, can you do what you ought,
when you ought, whether you want to
do it or not?-Herbert Spencer.
For COLDS and GRIP
Hicks' OAPUDINE Is the best remedy-re
lieve. the aching and feverishness-cures the
Cold and restores normal conditions. It's
iq uid-offrets immediately. 10c., 2c.,and50c.
at urug stores.
I honor any man anywhere, who,
in the conscious discharge of what
be believes to be his duty, dares to
stand alone.-Charles Sumner.
"1 saw John, the butler, smackingr
his lips, just now, as he went out.
Iad ho been 'taking anything, Katie?"
asked the mistress.
"What was he doin', ma'am?" asked
thq pretty waiting girl.
"Smacking his lips."
"Sure, he'd just been smacking
mine, ma'am! "-Yonkers Statesman.
Richard, aged 12, Warburton, aged
14, and Gordon, aged 10, were discuss
Ing what they would do with a million
Richard said: "I would buy a motor
Warburton said: "I would spend my
million for music and theater tickets."
Gordon, the 10-year-old, sniffed at
them dlerisively. "Humph!" said he,
"I'd buy an automobile, and spend the
'est in fines!"-1-larper's Bazar.
Consumption Spreads in Syria.
Consumptives in Syria are treated
today much in the same way as the
lepers have -been for the last 2,000
years. Tuberculosis is a cowmarative
ly recent disease among the A rabs and
Syrians, but so rapid ' ha ft spread
that the iatives are in ear of
it. Consequently when a ber of
a family is known to have isease,
he is frequently cast out an pipelled
to die of exposure and wan ~ sukll
hospital for consumptives r bee-.
opened at Beyrout under the rtion
of Dr. Mary P. Eddy.
Bloom--I'm glad I met your wife.
She seemed to take a fancy to me.
Gloom--Did she? I wish you'd met
A Doctor's Talk on Food.
There are no fairer set of men on
earth than the doctors, and when they
find they have been in error they are
usually apt to make honest and manly
admission of the fact.
A ease in point is that of a practi
tionei*, one of the good old school, who
lives in Texas. H-is plain, unvarnished
tale needs no dressing up:
"I had always had an in tense preju
dice, which I can now see was unwar
rantable and unreasonable, against all
muchly advertised foods. Hence, I
never read a line of the many 'ads' of
Grape-Nuts, nor tested the food till
last winter. -
"While in Corpus Christi for my
health, and visiting my youngest son,
who has four of the ruddiest, healthi
est little boys I ever saw, I ate my
first dish of Grape-Nuts food for sup
per with my little grandsons.
"I became ex-ceedingly fend of it
and have eaten a package of it every
week since, and find it a delicious, re
freshing and strengthening food, lear
ing no ill effects whatever, causing no
eruotations (with which I was f or
merly much troubled), no sense of
fullness, nausea, nor distress of stom
ach in any way.
"There is no other food that agrees
with me so well, or sits as lightly or
pleasantly upon my stomach as this
"I am stronger and more active
bilnce I began the use of Grape-Nuts
than I have been for 10 years, and
am no longer troubled with nausea
bnd indigestion." Name given by
Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich,
Look in pkcgs. for the famous little
book, "The Rload to Wellville."
"There's a Reason."
Ever read the above tetterf A mew
Pu appears froms time totime. They
lat geutae, true, andfl tued =a5 n