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THOS. J. ADAMS, PROPRIETOR.
EDGEFIELD, S. C., THURSDAY MARCH 17, 1892. VOL. LVn. NO. IO. niuo. o.?-'AUAmo, XJLV\ A? BEST Bf HOLLYWOOD, FUSTAL D?TEBMFNT O* JEF FERSON DAVIS'S BEMALNS -:-%-" The Last Tribute of the Southern People to the Honored and Beloved Leader of *tbe Lest Cause. RICHMOND, Va., May 31.-All that is mortal of* Jefferson Davis now rests in Hollywood., The spe ; cial train from New Orleans bear ing the remains and the escort ar rived here this morning. At the . depot the-First Regiment of Vir ginia Infantry and tho veterans from Lee and Pickett Camps were drawn np to do honor to the dis tinguished dead, while thousands of men, women and children, some , of whom had been waiting for hours, testified their appreciation of the occasion by the most res pectful silence. As the casket containing the body was removed to the hearse, heads were uncover ed. The procession then proceed- ; ed, with the visiting escort of vet erans from various Southern States in the post of honor, to the State ? Capitol building, where the body i -was placed in state in the rotunda immediately in front of the Senate chamber. -Lee Camp performed the duty of guard of honor. Here it remained until 3 o'clock, and it j is estimated that at least 25,000 < people viewed the-bier. Indeed a i stream of humanity poured through . tho building as long as it was ac- < cessible to tho public. During the j hours set apart for the school chil dren of the public schools, 6,000 of these alone marched past, pre senting a touching and beautiful sight, as they dropped their floral offerings at the foot of the casket THE PROCESSION TO HOLLYWOOD. At 3:30 o'clock the body was re moved to-the caisson, erawn by six white horses caparisoned in black, and the?linejo^r^T^ M , -n toi liv : ?4' '? vi t:'1' ? , iv. ?".i ': gfoPTh '. ? .>::.<?..; the route and yards and windows of dwellings were packed with peo ple. Nothing of a tumultuous or noisy character marked tte day or progress of the cortege, while the scene was a most imposing one, though the whole city seemed to be in mourning. The time set for the procession to move was 3 o'clock, but there was a short delay in starting. COMPOSITION OF THE CORTEGE. .First came Gen. John B. Gordon, the chief marshal, and his staff of some fifty prominent Confederate officers. Then the infantry, under Col. Henry Jones headed the line, followed by the artillery, with three batteries of howitzers, Grimes of Portsmouth and the Norfolk Light Artillery Blues, all under command of Major W. E. Simons. Four troops of cavalry followed commanded by Col. W. E. Wick ham. They were the Stuart Horse ^Suards, Ashley Light Horse, Hen dcb, Chesterfield and Albemarle troops. These were followed im mediately by the catafalque, be hind which came carriages, in which were seated Mrs. Jefferson Davis and Governor McKinney, Miss Winnie Davis and Mayor Ellyson, and Mr. and Mrs. Hayes. These were followed by the hono rary-pallbearers in carriages, viz: Governors B. R." Tillman, South Carolina; Elias Carr, North Caro lina; Frank Brown, Maryland; P. Turney, Tennessee; W. A. Mc Corkle, West Virginia; T. C. Jones, Alabama. Generals J. A. Early, D. H." Maury, William H. Payne, L. McLaws, L. S. Baker, Stephen D. Lee, Harry Heth and George H. Stuart; Maj. JohnW. Danie], Senator E. C. Waithall; Messrs. Moses Millheser, M. A. Allen, Hugh Blair, John R. Pur cell, P. P. Winston, A. S. Buford, Col. John T. Wood, Dr. John B. McCaw, Col. JE. P. Reevee, E. T. Glasgow. THE STREETS STREWN WITH FLOW ERS. As was expected would be the case, flowers were strewn along the route in front of the catafalque, and tho sight was indeed a beauti ful one. Women and little chil dren performed a large part of this feature of the parade. The bells of the city tolled while the pro cession was in progress. A num ber of old Confederate battle flags were borne in the procession, while JA. XMJLXUJ- Vii. a number of carriages were filled with flowers. THE CEREMONIES AT THE GRAVE. Arriving at the grave tue milita ry formed in the avenue to the I right, overlooking the bluff. The | veterans assembled in the avenue to the left. The ladies auxiliary camps occupied the section east of | the grave. The family of the de ceased, pall bearers, escort of honor officers and officiating clergymen took places around the grave. The other organizations in the pro cession Temained in their respec tive positions until the services j were over. AB soon as everything was in readiness, the Stonewall Band of Staunton played a fanerai dirge, composed by Professor Jacob Rine hart. Rev. William Munford then read a selection of Scripture. Bish op Thompson, of Mississippi, was to have taken part in the services, but he was unable to come. Rev. Dr. W. W. Lr.ndrum then read the hymn, "How Firm a Foundation," which waa sang by the assemblage. At the close of hymn, Dr. H?ge stepped forward and said, "Let as pray," and nearly every head in the assemblage was bowed. Dr. H?ge said : ? BEAUTIFUL PRAYER. 0 God, most high, most holy, most merciful, with lowly rever ence of spirit, and with hearts subdued by the hallowed memo ries of the past and the tender offices of th9 hour, we invoke Thy gracious presence and benedic tion. Beneath these quiet skies, which bend over us like the hollow of I Thy sheltering hand, in Thy good providence we gather in this con secrated place. Around us rest all that is mortal of patriot sages and soldiers whose virtue and valor! gave lustre to our historic annals, and who at the call of duty, hav ing consecrated their lives to the -j> IS i\ -liv LO ' '.r.T- . -"? ' s 'mil', vo . empire of principle in tbe world, and who with honor stainless and conscience inviolate, fulfilled their task. Now numbered among the im mortal dead, they still live, en shrined in the souls of those who love them all the more for what they sufferea, and who cherish their memories with undying de votion. Accept our thanks, gracious Father, that we have accomplished the sacred undertaking of .giving to our honored chief his appropri ate resting place among those who shared with him the joys of victo ry and the sadness of defeat, and who followed the banner, now for-1 ever furled, with a fortitude which no reverse eould shake and which ] no disaster could extinguish. ? Here, on this imperial hill, we J have laid him down beside the river whose waters siug their per petual requiem, and amid the flowers which speak of the resur rection of the just and of the land | where death never withers the af. fecticns which bloom in beauty; and fragrance evermore. We look up from the open grave to the open heaven where Thou dost live and reign, and where all who have died in the true faith do live and reign with Thee in glory everlasting. In this hour of their freshly awakened sorrow, 0 Father most tender and loving, in the pleni tude of Thy compassion remember and comfort Thine handmaiden and all dear to her. Thou Hus band of the widow and Father to the fatherless, be Thou ^ their strength, their song and their sal vation. Lord God of Hosts! We be seech Thee to sustain and cheer the veteran survivors of the war, who, with ever diminishing num bers and with ever increasing bur dens of age and infirmity, await their final discharge and final re compense. Almighty God, author of peace and lover of concord, now that the sorrows and desolations of war have been for so many years ex changed for blessings of peace, may all animosities be buried in the grave, and may all the inhabi tants of this great laud, from North to South, from East to West, learn more and more to cherish the re lations which .unite them as children of one Father and as citizens of one country. May mutual regard for each others? interests, happiness and rights become the noble law of national life. May freedom, found ed on justice and guarded by con stitutional law, with religion pure and undefiled, secure to our whole people a perpetual heritageof unity prosperity and peace. And to God m >st high will we give all honor and glory, evermore. Amen. ' Rev. Dr. A. S. Barton, of Norfolk, pronounced the benediction. THE LAST SOLEMN SCENES. Immediately after the benedic tion the casket was lowered into the grave. After the bugje signal came "Taps," and the infantry fired salutes, which announced that the services wer9 over. The column then moved to Get tysburg hill where the annual me morial services of the Ladies' Hollywood Association took place, which consisted of the decoration of the graves of 16,000 Confederate soldiers, after which prayer was offered and a hymn sung. STRIKING SCENES AND INCIDENTS. On arriving at Hollywood Ceme tery, the distinguished guests, the Louisiana escort and staff and the Texas, Mississippi, North Carolina!; South Carolina and GeorgiaMele gations which came on with the funeral cortege, descended from their carriages and formed on the circle which contains the grave. This lies on a plateau which sweeps towards the James on one side and towards some gently rising ground on the other. To the left, as one faces the river, a little plain slopes easily towards the woods, through which roads cau^ be seen descend ing toward Richmond. Towards the right is a bold bluff. On this bluff the cavalry and artillery were drawn up, the view on that side resting on the long line1 of plumes "?oe iv* -.-ur.- . - tions. iNineuiu ox ?...-i ._ .?? ganizations wore gray uniforms and light slouch hats. The South Carolina men carried palm branches and wore palmetto rosettes; the Maryland veterans had the quaint but handsome black and yellow colors of Balti more. Nearly every camp had a battle -flag and a fife and drum corps. The display of veterans was un doubtedly much greater than at the unveiling of the Lee monument, and never since the war have so many Confederate soldiers been seen in one body in Richmond. They marched in fours, headed by mounted officers, and, though swiftly and steadily assuming the places assigned them, seemed to come in endless succession., Ex cept for the absence of muskets and swords, it was as if the Con federate armies were on the march once more. AN AFFECTING SCENE. As the veterans passed by the carriage in which Miss Winnie Davis sat, fife and drum corps one after another softly played the dead march. But when the Mary land men came-up, their band gave "Nearer, my God, to Thee," and the "Daughter of the Con fedeacy" burst into tears and hid her face in her handkerchief. When the military movement wa3 complete, the coffin and open' grave and family were surrounded by three solid walls of men. Out side of the triple circle was a deuse crowd of thousands upon thous ands. There were fewer military men present than there were at the Lee monument unveiling in 1890, but the number of veterans was much greater, and the popular out pouring of to-day perhaps equalled that of three years ogo. A conser vative estimate is that 75,000 peo ple were on the streets and iu Hollywood Cemetery. Every house on the entire route of two miles was draped in mourning and de corated with battle flags, the Con federate flag, the National flag, and the Virginia flag. Each pair of horses to the caisson had au artil leryman driver, and a cannoneer walked at the head of each horse, every man wearing a gray uniform, a helmet with a red plume and an artillery sabre. .. i\rt Q No canopy of any description covered the casket. It stood out in full view on the top of the cais son, with the sun shining brightly on the polished oak and the glitter ing brass. TORN TO PIECES. An Aged Couple Killed l>y Fly ing Nancy Hanks. Macon News. The people who went to Atlanta on the Nancy Hanks yesterday morning had a most disagreeable experience and one that will cause shivers of horror to run through (hem whenever the dreadful hor ror is recalled to their minds. . The flyer had just left Milner behind and was speeding along towards Atlanta at full fifty miles au hour. A driving rain was fall ing and Engineer Wagnon had closed the window of his cab and through the glase and rain his range of vision was greatly limited. A thrill of horror ran through him when two forms rose up through the mist twenty yards ahead of him directly upon the track. He reversed his big engine, but it was too late. The locomo tive struck the two figures and hurled them twenty-five feet into the air and off to the left of tjie track. Engineer Wagnon stopped the train as quickly as possible and he and the fireman and Con ductor Barney Cubbage, who had charge of the train, hastened to the spot where the bodies lay. A horrible sight met their gaze. Outstretched upon- the* ground lay the bodies of. an aged man and woman. Both were horribly torn and mangled. The clothing of the'woman had been torn from her poor body. One leg was crushed and thc trunk of her body cut all to. pieces. The man was not so badly torn. His skull was crushed and his brains oozed out upon the. ground. Notwithstanding the drenching rain, the passengers on the train, ?fl QOAn-: ? * ... /I .V-*"": ' -L_ -, .'?J. vuiagers i quickly flocked there, from them it was learned that the dead were Rev. William H. Graham and wife, Mr. Graham was the minister in charge of the village church at Milner, a man of almost 80 years who had lived at the place for a very long time. His home was up the railroad track from the station about three hundred yards. When he and his wife met their terrible fate they were returning home from church. They were walking on the track arm in arm, with a huge umbrella carried low over their faces to protect them from the driving rain. They could nc? see ten paces ahead and were totally unaware of the proxi mity of the train until it was upon them. Then it was too late for them to escape and they were dashed to death. Among the villagers at the de pot was the county coroner. When the train backed to the station, the bodies were taken into the waiting room. Horrified at the terrible sight, the neighbors of the aged couple began to mutter against the traiu crew. The coroner want ed to detain them until an inquest could be held and forbade Con ductor Cubbage to proceed. Mr. Cubbage remonstrated with the men and finally told him that he would proceed with the train whatever the cost. The Coroner finally served the crew with notices as to appear at an inquest to be held this afternoon, and Nancy Hanks proceeded on her way to Atlanta. The aged couple were held in the highest esteem at Milner, where they had resided for many years, and the terrible, tragedy cast intensest gloom]over the com munity. While preaching his ser mon at the morning service the aged minister had used the words : "I am ready now to meet my Ma ker." A few minutes afterwards he was ushered into the presence of God. No possible blame can be at tached to the engineer. The entire train crew will be present at the inquest to be held this afternoon. One who has suffered says veal creates -more trouble and sorrow in -families than a dozen moth ers-in-law. ID CULTIVATION. Hear to Make Cotton Grow. f - s ' A??nt^onstitntion. \ fold proverb, Plow deep, while sluggards sleep, An?Vyou'll have corn to sell and to keep. hasM5application during the mid dle arid last stages of the growth of a*|rop of cotton and corn. It should rather be wide-rather than deep.. Farmers understand and are pretty well agreed that it will not db to plow corn and cotton deepafter June sets in. In our! experience, it does not pay to plow deep at any stage of the cultiva tibjg&f the ground was properly prepared and well planted. What we wish to impress now is ih?^ftoportance of wide plowing, and*y wide plowing we mean rap id cultivation. We Bhould go over | the crops of both corn and cotton at lefiBt every two weeks-ten days would be better-during the month of l'une, and the same method] should continue in the cotton field until the middle or last of July. But?t is manifestly impracticable to cultivate every ten days or two j weets-where a farmer is fully "cropped"-if he runs two or three times in a three or three and a half I foot cotton row; dr five or six times in a five or^ six foot cotton row; " The ordinary practice in cultivating cotton during - June and July, assuming three feet aB the^ordinary width of rows, is to go twio in each middle with an eighteen or twenty-inch scrape.or sweep, and get "over the crop' about once in three weeks. Now, this is a very great waste of time ; and yet it seems necessary to go twice to the row in order to "side" both sides of every row. But it is not necessary, as we will proceed j to prove. Many years ago (in 1860) we were watching our plow gang work. Euch had a strong | mule, and a twenty-two inch qVltAOr.-flin TAmo +Viw?~ C ..?.I . >:.- i ; - J ,.._i? '. . i ? -r.. - :.i.;i..?5 MOL less than twenty-eight to thirty inches. But when coming back in the same middle, while doing just as much work and cutting the same width, it was plain that more than three fourths of the cutting edge of the implement was running in the mellow, freshly plowed soil of the first furrow. We immediately made the following change. In stead of running two furrows in each row, we directed that only one should be-, run, by "siding" both sides of every other row. By this method, we succeeded in stirring or covering all the surface in the field exeept a narrow strip of two to four inches on each side of eve ry alternate cotton row. Of course, the first result was that the plows could get along just twice as fast. Afield that before required two days to plow could now be plowed in one day. We adopted the plan as part of a permanent,' system. Of course, next time the plows are to go over, the rows that were not sided the first time should receive attention this time. We found the plan to work exceedingly well, with occasional modifications. It enabled us, subsequently to plow over a crop twice as often, or to get over in just half the time. It may be applied to any crop that is planted in comparatively nar row rows, and to a less extent in wide rows. It largely obviates the necessity of running astride the rows, as must be done with some of the riding cultivators, which require two horses. In that year-which proved a very wet season of cultivation-the prac tice of the plan enabled us to cul ? vate our crop of twenty-five acres of cotton and fifteen acres of corn per plow, besides other crops (and small grain to harvest) without any great difficulty. The plan is I equally applicable where an ex panding cultivator is used instead of a sweep, or scrape. The es sence of the plan is never to run I two furrows in a row at the same plowing, when one furrow will al most,, if not quito, stir the soil from row to row. Good Advice to Young: Woman. Philadelphia Times. There is nothing so certain to make you disliked as to tell your troubles to a friend. Prosperity means friendship, but once you .-ake it anto your head to retail your woes you will soon discover that your company is not wanted, and the people who once bowed to ' you in pleasant recognition now walk on the other side of the way with a cold and stony glare that looks over your head -or through your body, but never meets your eyes as of yore. The people are not hard-hearted that turn the cold shoulder to you. They are only averse to knowing of any more misery than they al ready have to bear. We every one of us have our little troubles. In some cases they grow to be very large ones, and it isn't pleasant to have the dark side continually thrust before us just when we begin to feel a bit comfortable in our minds over some unpleasant oc currence that has upset us for a time. Take a bit of valuable advice, and when you feel like telling some one of your spat with your intended or how low your finances are, just remember our warning and don't do it. Your mother, your father, and your husband are the truest sympathizers, and outside of them }OU are certain to be soon called a bore if you persist in your harrow ing confidence. CIRCUS WRECK. Tigers and Lions Escape From Their Cages. TYRONE, PA., May 30.-One of the most horrible railroad acci dents that has ever occurred in this State happened this morning. The morning special train on the Tyrone an?LCleafield Railroad, composed of Walter Mains' circus cars, got beyond control of the trainmen andcanie down the moun tain with fearful rapidity. The Vail station^ train was wrecked. Animals, men, and broken cars were piled up together. Several of the circus tierera on? tally injured. The circus is a complete wreck. There was-not enough left of it to start up a side show. The wreck is the worst that has ever occurred on this division and the worst in the number of lives lost. THE LEPERS OF MOLOKAI. Outcasts From the World. Catholic Telegraph. Dr. Leonard Freeman, a promi nent physician of Cincinnati, has just returned from a tour of the Sandwich Islands, where after much trouble he secured the pri vilege of visiting the celebrated leper colony on the the island of Molokai. Of the island he says that it contains about 5,000 acres. It is surrounded on three sides by the Pacific Ocean, and guarded on the fourth by a tremendous pre cipice, which cuts it off from the rest of the world like a -gloomy wail. There are about 1,100 lepers in the colony, and it is true of this spot if it is of any other that "He who enter here leaves hope behind." Even the ground itself looks as if it had leprosy, ^with its volcanic debris sticking through the thin soil. * "We went at once to the little Methodist church, made of boards and painted white, where" the Rev. Mr. Emerson, whom I had met on the steamer, was to deliver a ser mon. The church was as plain as a church could be, with wooden benches and some pitifully small panes of stained glass inserted above the windows, in order to im part a religious air to at least a portion of the light which entered. Just outside the open door I could see the white surf pounding against the black rocks with ? roar that sometimes threatened to drown the voice of the preacher. "This was one of the strangest congregations in the whole world Sipme without fingers, some with their stumps of hands and feet done up in rags. * * * There was not. one who did not in some way show the stamp of the loathsome malady. "They were all dark-skinned na tives, except one white mau, who sat in a front seat, the picture of hopelees dejection. Mr. Emerson spoke earnestly in the Kanaka language, and his audience listened eagerly. After he had finished he requested me to address the congre gatiou, and I preached my first and perhaps last sermon. One of the lepers, with an obvious paucity of fingers, arose and thanked me. Among other things, he said he hoped I would live long and never have leprosy,' as though leprosy to him involved every evil in the world and if I escaped it I could not fail to be happy. "After the sermon we got some horses and rode about the settle ments. The lepers live in white frame houses about the size of an ordinary room, and divided into several apartments. They do not require much furniture, because they prefer squatting on a' floor to sitting in a chair. They have horses, cats, dogs, and other domes tic animals, and some of them cnl tivate small gardens. When a. Kanaka gets leprosy he regards it as a dispensation of Providence, buries his hopes and ambitions, and goes to Molokai to die. To be sure, the disease is only feebly con tagious, but contagious it is, and the slovenly, unhealthy lives led by'rnsny natives are conducive to its spread. Huddled together in small damp huts, existing on in sufficient and improper food, eating with their dirty fingers from a single dish, smoking the same pipe, it is no wonder the* Hawaiians have been decimated by leprosy and afflicted with other terrible dis eases. One may live with lepers for many years however, without contracting leprosy. It is said that a native woman of Honolulu sent three husbands to Molokai with the disease before she develop ed it herself. There are several other churches in the colony be sides ihe Methodist, including a Catholic church and a Mormon church ; but the Catholics seem to to be doing the most of the real work-the others take it out largely i ow.wU good, and gentle they were to the lepers 1 Some have been in the colony five or six years with out having once left it. But Sisters of Charity are sometimes peculiar, like the rest of us. Sister Rose Gertrude was one of the peculiar kind. It was heralded with a flourish of trumpets that she had decided to consecrate her life" to the lepers of Moloka. Donations poured in freely, including con siderable money and a piano. When Sisters Rose Gertrude reach ed Honolulu she pocketed the money, sola\the piano, married a doctor, and returned to the United States-as rapidly as possible with out having so much as seen a leper. [We will here correct the writer. Miss Amy C. Fowler, who assumed the name of Sister Rose Gertrude, was never either a Sister of Charity or ft professed nun of any order.] "I met on the island a gentle man named Dutton, who had been an officer in the United States Army, and had lived for a time in Cincinnati. He was formerly wealthy, arid stood high in the social world. Five or six years ago he was converted to the Catho lic faith, disposed of his fortune, gave up his social position, and went to Molokai to devote the re mainder of his life to the lepers. I found him a good-looking anej/?x tremely intelligent man, about 45 years of age, with black hair and beard, and a pleasing address. He lived in a one-storied, three-room ecl cottage, surrounded by a high stone wall. The little rooms con tained many religious emblems, pictures of Christ and the Virgin Mary, and were very neat and clean for a bachelor's apartments. A century plant grew in the yard, emblematical, perhaps, of the monotonous life around it. "Every morning this good Sa maritan puts on an old blue blouse and a pair of overalls and goes down to what he calls his 'work shop,' a small frame house with a veranda, around which are arrang ed a number of benches and some dishpans filled wilh warm water. Miserable, decrepit lepers come hobbling in until the benches are filled and standing room is ata premium. Mr. Dutton, with true religious courage and sympathy, bathes the leprotic sores in the pans of water, and applies fresh salve and bandages. A Cincinnati lady has presented him with a large music box, and while he is attending to these poor people with great ulcers on the soles of their feet, and without toes, or even without much of any feet at all, this music box plays waltzes by Strauss-a genuine piece of sar casm. Mr. Dutton i's nobly carry ing out the \s?prk inaugurated by Father Damien, who lived some sixteen years among the lepers, and finally died a martyr to the disease, the horror of which he had endeavored so long to miti gate. "I remained in the leper colony two nights and nearly two days, and was just as glad to get away from the place as I was'to get into it. I never before realized how dreary a landscape could be in spite of a beautiful scenery and perfect climate if suffering human ity formed the background, Al though, strictly speaking, the peo ple do not suffer much a charac teristic of the disease is the early destruction of sensation, so that a finger, or even a leg, might be hacked offewithout much discom fort. They never commit suicide. It would be easy to climb the pre cipice that guards their prison and jump off, but they do not do it. \ The truth is, they seem compara tively resigned and happy. There are so many of them that they do not lack society, aud the worst cases appear to mingle freely with * those in the earlier stages. They have meat, bread, (poi,) pleuty of clothes and* bedding, churches, a readiug room, and good enough homes. They have organized a . i band of musicians among them, and some are quite good perfor mers. The Catholics have erected several plain pavilions, like hospi tal wards, with kitchen and dining room'attached. The sisters try to induce the leter girls to occupy these quarters, designed for their -.^.oifort. aud thev are comfortable." ? -, -^-:-- .?..?.^ various kinds ; audi thought to ! myself, if tho people lu the Outside world knew how much things were needed on Molokai, there would be not only a few pitiful little boxes to open, but whole steamer-loads of them. "It was with a feeling of relief that I took my mackintosh under my arm, bade farewell to the kind hearted doctor, aud climbed the winding trail up the path. I stoo'd - on the top aud took a last view of the leper colony. There was the same little tongue of land far be low, green with moist grass, and fringed with Hues of snowy break ers, rolling against black, volcanic rocks. There was the same mul titude of cottages, shining white in the sunlight ; the same blue sky and fleecy clouds. But the beauty of the spot, its "wateriug'-place ap pearance, was gone. I kuew what a dreary, festering ulcer of a hole it really was; and I felt a deep love and sympathy for the Sisters of Charity and the Fathers, and for Mr. Dutton and the good doctor, who were devotiug their lives and energies to the lepers, in order that theirliving deaths might be a little less hard to bear." Mr. Billtops Tells Frauky*a Little Story About a "Wonderful Tree. "Pop," Said Franky Billtops, "tell me a story." "Well, Franky," said Mr. Bill tops, "once there was a sailor man who used to go on voyages to Brazil, and sometimes he would briug back frjjn there curious things. He brought back once a - rubber tree-I don't mean a great big rubber tree, as high as a house, but a little oue that he could carry in his overcoat pocket. He planted this rubber tree in his back y.ird at home. Of course, it took some little time for it to grow up, but when it had become fully grown they used to pick from it, every spring and fall, rubber "shoes enough for the whole family, in cluding all the little children; and they were much better shoes too, than you could buy. Franky, be cause there wasn't any cloth or anything mixed in with them; they were just nothing Wit the pure 'i rubber." ?... .... -t "Pop," said Franky, "do you know what I'd do if I had a rubber tree ? I'd raise rubber boots on it." A new "midnight bite" of cheese, toast, etc., answers to the name of "Scotch partridge."