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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
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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 ,
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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
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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
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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,
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-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.
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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
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- :.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."
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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."

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