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i I^^^EMI-WEEKL^ L, m. grists sons, Publishers, f % ^niiljj feirspapeii: |or the promotion of th< political, foijiat, Jigrieullural and (Tomuitrcial Interests of the feopiit. j ESTABLISHED 1855. ~ YORKVILLE, 8. P., FRIDAY, JULY^V 19lf. NXX 54. BY THOM Copyright, 1911, b fa) Pub. by Doubleday, BOOK II?THE ROOT. CHAPTER XV. Confession. The face of the dying boy haunted the doctor's imagination. With his eyes closed or open, at noon or alone at night the pity and the horror of his lonely death gripped him. A boy of twenty, weak, hungry, ragged, alone, had dared to lift his thin arm above his head and charge the entrenched authority of the civilized world. Was he. with other theorists, responsible for the mad act? He began to think that Tolstoy is right in his assertion that human progress is a march of ideas?and that the day of revolution by bloodshed has passed. He began to fear that his struggle with Bivens in his long-drawn and fiercely contested lawsuit was an act of the same essential quality of blind physical violence. He began to see that the real motive back of his struggle was hatred of the man?this little counter Jumper, who had destroyed his business. It was the irony of such a fate that sunk its poisoned dagger into his heart. He faced the fact at last without flinching. He rose and paced the floor of his library for a half-hour with measured tread. He stopped suddenly and clenched his big fists instinctively. "I do hate him?with undying everlasting hatred, and I pray God to give me greater strength to hate him more!" Again the picture of the pale, torn, blood-stained face, with its mute piteous appeal, rose before him. The anger slowly melted out of his heart and the old thought came back: "How rich is my life after all com pared to nis:" And then he made a mental Inventory of his assets, with sad results. He had tried for a long time not to face those facts. But if he gave up the suit he must face them. He had identified this action at last with his faith in the very existence of justice. To realize that the element of personal hatred was the motive power back of it was a shock to the whole structure of his character. He rose with sudden determination. He would not surrender. He would fight it out with this little swarthy scoundrel, win or lose. His house was mortgaged, the last dollar of his savings he had spent in helping others and the money set aside to finish Harriet's course in music had been lost in the panic. He would fight it out somehow and win. But the one thing that must not fail was the perfection of his girl's voice. The court of appeals would certainly render their decision before her next term's work would begin. She could rest during T* nrnnM har crnrtH If lilt* 9UIIIII1C1. At nvuiu v?v . QVVW he could be firm with his tenants and collect his room-rents promptly from everyone, the income from his house was still sufficient to pay the interest on the mortgage and give them a little to eat. It would be enough. Food for the soul was more important. He resolved to ask Stuart to collect his rents. . He looked up and Harriet stood smiling at him. "What an actor you would have made, papa!" she exclaimed. "Why?' "I've been watching you play a great scene, all the characters by yourself." "A foolish habit, dear!" the father laughed. "Always muttering and talking to myself. I suppose I'll be arrested for a lunatic some day." He stopped suddenly and looked at Harriet closely. "Come here, baby." She came and stood beside his chair. He pressed her hand tenderly. "What have you been crying about?" he asked anxiously. "Oh, nothing much." was the low answer. "I really don't know?perhaps the thing that makes the birds out there in the Square chirp while the snow is still on the ground, the feeling that Spring is coming." "You're keeping something from me, dearest," he whispered, slipping his arm about her waist. "Tell me." "You really believe in my voice, don't vou?" she asked slow'.y. "Believe in it? Do I believe in God?" "Could I go abroad right away and finish my work there?" She asked the question with such painful Intensity, the father looked up with a start. "What's the matter, dear?" The girl slipped her arm around his neck with a sob. He bent and kissed the golden hair, stroking it fondly until she was calmer. "Why do you wish to go now, child?" he asked at last. "I've a confession to make, pap-i dear." The little head sank low and the arm tightened its grip about his neck. "What is it, darling? I'm sure it's nothing of which you're ashamed." "*T" /\f ?i>KloK I'm nrnii/1 rtO, suiiiriiiing ui nuit.li ?... Something so sweet and wonderful in itself, the very joy of it I feel sometimes will kill me. I'm in love, desperately and hopelessly." Again a sob caught her voice, and the father's arms drew her to his heart and held her. "But why hopelessly, my baby?" he asked. "Your hair is beaten gold, your eyes are deep and true, your slender little form has all the symmetry and beauty of a sylph. You are young, radiant, glorious, and your voice the angels would envy." "But the man I love doesn't realize all that yet, papa dear. He is bound by the memories <f the past to a woman he once loved, a woman who is evil at heart, and though she betrayed >iiin for the lust of money, is determined to hold him still her slave. But she shall not. I'll fight for him! And you'll help me, papa, won't you?" The father drew her close. "Won't I?just wait and see! ? But you haven't told me his name? I've been very blind, I fear." "You've never guessed?" === m AS DIXON ^ iy Thomai Dixon. '5BP' She lifted her face to his In surprise. "No." "Jim." "Our Jim Stuart?" She nodded. Her voice wouldn't work. "Oh, I see, I see!" the father mused. "The first love of a child's heart grown slowly into the great passion of life." Again the little head nodded. "You understand now why I wish to go away, to finish my work abroad. I'll be nearer to him wi ,h the ocean between us. He'll miss me then. I feel it, know it. When I returned he will be proud of my voice. I shall go mad if I stay here and see him dangling at that woman's heels. I watched her with him today, devouring him with her eyes, her millions won by his betrayal, yet proud, miserable, envious, and determined to wreck his life. But I shall return in time to make him know. He loves music. I shall sing when he hears me as I never sang before, and I shall say to him then all the unspoken things I dare not put in speech. You understand, papa dear, you'll send me away and help me to win?" The father kissed the trembling lips and answered firmly. "Yes, I'll raise the money for you right away." And then for half an hour she lay in his arms while he whispered beautiful thoughts of her future?things he had promised himself to sr- often before and had not said, until at last she smiled with joy. When he sent her to bed he had kissed the last tear away. She looked at him wistfully at the door. "I'm not going to make this fight for fame and monev?it's all for the heart of the man I love." "I understand, dear!" he answered cheerily as he threw her a last kiss. > When she had gone and he heard her door close, he stood for a moment, lost in thought, and then slowly exclaimed. "And now I've got to surrender." CHAPTER XVI. THE Unbidden Guest. The bitter reference to Bivens and the crime of his corner in wheat had roused Nan's fighting blood. She would accept the challenge of this rabble and show her contempt for its opinions in a way that could not be mistaken. She determined to give an ontDWolnmont u'hnaA mflenificence would startle the social world and be her defiant answer to the critics of her husband. At the same time It would serve the double purpose of dazzling and charming the imagination of Stuart. She would by a single dash of power end his indecision as to Bivens's offer and bind with stronger cords the tie that held him to her. Her suggestion was received with enthusiasm by her husband. "All right," he said excitedly, "beat the record. Give them something to talk about the rest of their lives. I don't mean those poor fools In Union Square. Their raving is pathetic. I mean the big bugs who think they own the earth, the people who think that we are new-comers and that this Island was built for their accommodation. Give them a knock-out." Nan's eyes danced with excitement. "You really mean that I may plan without counting the cost?" "That's exactly what I mean. The man is yet to be born whose brain can conceive the plan to spend artistically on one night's entertainment the half I'm willing to blow in just now for such a triumph." "I'll do my best," she answered quietly. "Nothing cheap or vulgar about it, you know. I think that party in which the guests were drenched with a hose and the one in which they dressed as vegetables were slightly lacking in originality. True, the hosepipe party had a stirring climax when the pretty hostess appeared in a silk bathing suit and allowed herself to he ducked by her admirers in her own bath tub; still dear, I shouldn't care for that sort of a sensation." "I think I'd draw the line at that myself. I promise you something better." "Of course that bathing-suit luncheon at Newport last summer was a stunning affair. The women certainly made a hit. But I can't quite figure my wife appearing in it." Nan lifted her eyebrows: "I promise you faithfully not to appear in a bathing suit." "Just one more pet aversion, dear," Bivens smiled. "You won't have any kind of an animal party, will you?" "There'll be many kinds of animals present if they could only be accurately catalogued." "I mean, particularly, monkeys. You know that monkey party got on my nerves. I mix with bulls and bears every day down in Wall street. And all sorts of reptiles crawl among those big buildings?but when I have to shake hands with that monkey dressed in immaculate evening clothes sitting at a table sipping champagne, I thought they were pushing ramily history a little too far. Maybe our ancestors were monkeys all right, but the less said about it the better." "I promise," Nan laughed. "Then good luck, and remember the sky's the limit." Bivens waved her a kiss, hurried to his office and concluded a deal for floating five millions in common stock, which cost exactly the paper on which it was printed. His share of this loot would pay more than his wife could spend in a year. Nan spared no expenditure of time, money and thought to the perfection of her plans. She employed a corps of trained artists, took them to her home, told them what she wished and they worked with enthusiasm to eclipse in splendor New York's record of lavish entertainments?but always with the reservation which she had imposed that pothing be done that might vlu late the canons of beauty and good taste. I The long dreamed night came, and . her guests had begun to arrive. I One was hurrying there to whom no engraved invitation had been sent, and I yet his coming was the one big event I of the evening, the one thing that i would make the night memorable. No liveried flunky cried his name in the 1 great hall, but a white invisible figure stood ready to draw aside the velvet < curtains as he passed. ( The confession of love for Stuart i which Harriet had sobbed out In her father's arms had been the last straw that broke the backbone of his fight against Blvens. In a burst of generous feeling he made up his mind to eat his pride, drive from his mind every bitter impulse and forget that he had ever hated this man or been wronged by him. He could see now that he had neglected his little girl in the fight he had been making for other people and that her very life might be at stake in the struggle she was making for the man she loved. Bivens had once offered to buy his business. He had afterward made him a generous offer to compromise his suit. He had never doubted for a moment that a compromise would be ac- ? cepted the moment he should see fit to t ?1VW U|/. I Well, he would give up. Life was f too short for strife and bitterness. It i was just long enough to love his lit- t tie girl. He would not waste another precious hour. t He Instructed his lawyer to withdraw I the appeal before the day fixed for 1 filing the papers. The lawyer raved and pleaded in vain. The doctor was firm. He wrote Bivens a generous personal letter in which he asked that the past be forgotten and that he ap- j point a meeting at which they could arrange the terms of a final friendly settlement. ^ The act had lifted a load from his s heart. The sum he would receive, If s but half Bivens's original offer, would t be sufficient to keep him in comfort, s complete his daughter's course in < music, and give him something with ^ which to continue his daily ministry to j the friendless and the lowly. It was all he asked of the world now. He wondered in his new enthusiasm why he had kept up this bitter feud for the enforcement of his rights by law, when there were so many more urgent and important things in life to do. He waited four days for an answer to his letter and receiving none, wrote again. In the meantime the day for final action on his appeal had passed and his suit was legally ended. On the last day his lawyer pleaded with him for an hour to file the appeal suit and then compromise at his leisure. The doctor merely smiled quietly and repeated his decision: "I'm done fighting. I've something c else to do." a When Bivens failed to reply to his . second letter he made up his mind to t see him personally. He was sure the t letter had been turned over to a law- p yer and the financier had never seen it. \ He called at Bivens's office three times t and always met the same answer: s "Mr. Bivens is engaged for every <) hour today. You must call again." a On the fourth day, when he had J stayed until time for closing the office, s a secretary informed him that Mr. I Bivens was too busy with matters of I great importance to take up any new r business of any kind for a month, and t that he had given the most positive orders to that effect to all his men. r If he would return the first of next c month he would see what could be e done. I The doctor left in disgust. It was s evident that the millionaire's business had reached such vast proportions that ' its details were as Intricate and ab- I sorbing as the government of an em- * pire and that he had found it neces- fi sary to protect his person with a net- s work of red tape. e He determined to break through this 1 ceremonial nonsense, see Bivens faee to face, and settle the affairs at once. When he should see him personally it would be but a question of five minutes' friendly talk and the matter would be ended. Now that he recalled little traits of Bivens's character, he didn't seem such a scoundrel after all ?just the average money-mad man who could see but one side of life. He would remind him in a friendly way of their early association, and the help he had given him at an hour of his life when he needed it most. He wouldn't cringe or plead. He would state the 1 whole situation frankly and truthfully and with dignity propose a settlement. It was just at this moment that the doctor learned of the preparations 'or ( the dinner and ball at the Bivens palace on Riverside Drive. The solution of the whole problem flashed through < his mind in an instant. They would i have professional singers without a doubt, the great operatic stars and < others. If Harriet could only be placed ] on the programme for a single song it i would be settled! Her voice would < sweep Bivens off his feet and charm the brilliant throng of guests. He l would have to accompany her there of 1 course. At the right moment he would >. make himself known; a word with : Bivens and it would be settled. \ He imagined in vivid flashes the ; good-natured scene between them, the i astonishment of the financier that Ills i little girl had grown into such a won- ] derful woman and his pleasure in re- . calling the days when she used to vlay | hide and seek behind the counter of , the old drug store. He lost no time in finding out the . manager of the professional singers for the evening and through Harriet'3 enthusiastic music teachers arranged i for her appearance. From the moment this was accomplished his natural optimism returnjd. His success was sure. He gave his ( time with renewed energy to his work among the poor. i On the day of the ball Harriet was waiting in a fever of impatience for his return from the hospitals to dress. At half past seven their dinner was cold and he had not come. It was 8 o'clock before his familiar footstep echoed through the hall. Harriet kissed him tenderly. i "I'm glad you're safe at home at last ?now hurry." "I'll not delay you much. I can dress in thirty minutes. My! my! but you're glorious tonight, child! I never saw you look so beautiful!" She pushed him into the dining room, crying: "Hurry! Hurry! Hurry! This Is really the first night In my career. Jim's been gone an hour. Dinner up there begins at eight." "But my star does not rise to sing before eleven?the ball begins at twelve. I've plenty of time to love you i minute or two." He drew her near again and kissed tier. "I wouldn't exchange my little girl's .Town of gold ior an me yenow com if the millionaires we shall see toilght." "And I would't give the father with the loving heart and stainless name .'or the Kingdom of Mammon." "That's a beautiful saying, my own, [ shall not forget It; and now I'll lurry." He ate a hasty meal, dressed in thirty minutes, and at nine o'clock led Harriet to the side entrance of Bivms's great house on the Drive. He was in fine spirits. The reaction 'rom the tension of a pitiful tragedy >f sin and shame he had witnessed in he afternoon had lifted him to spiritlal heights. For the life of him he ouldn't look at his own troubles serl>usly. They seemed trivial in a world >f such shadows as that which fell icross his path from behind those iron >ars. He rejoiced again that he had nade up his mind to live the life of aith and good fellowship with all men, ncluding the little swarthy master of he palace he was about to enter. And so with light heart he stepped hrough the door which the soft white land of Death opened. How could he enow? (To Be Continued.) WANT8 MILL INVESTIGATION. Barnwell People Think Legislature Should Take Action. If the legislature of this state Is vorth shucks It will at Its next sesilon begin and drive through with iteam roller force an investigation of he cotton mill conditions and coniclences. The commonest humanity lemands and the public Interest reluires quick Intelligence and compiling action?or exposure. There are over a hundred cotton nills in this state, employing many housand white operatives, men, wonen and children. Some of these mills ire spasmodically closed down, others vork short time. During the next two nonths every blessed one of them is >ound by unblessed agreement to dlsontinue all work two weeks. The peratives who quit the farm life and rooped Into the mill towns and vilages on the promises of good homes, iteady work, fine pay and better school jpportunitles for their children are he sufferers. They are out of work, he distance between pay days grows onger and their only hope of relief lepends on the making of a bumper rop of cotton and the farmer breaking ilumps in its price. When the building of cotton mills >egan in this state It was promised hat they would furnish first-class >rices to the cotton growers at their ery doors, and good work and pay to heir employees. Yet they have been iteadily buying cotton in increased luantity from the southwest, Egypt ind India. Upon their promises and jrotestations they were granted all lorts of privileges and scooped the >est water powers in the Viedmont tills, "where the rivers run" and the nosqulto was not a deterrent and proector. It is an admitted fact that the great najorlty of South Carolina mills are ontrolled by outside capital, with just nough home investment to make them topular and squelch investigation and itate supervision. Now is it a true bill that these com laining mills are really hard up, not laying operating expenses? If so. It's ilgh time for the state to know it, for mch a condition as that now existing ihows that the southern cotton mills ire either outclassed by those of Yancee land, Europe and Japan, or the ontrolllng foreign capital, which Is ilpintlv hnoinooa urith nn avmnofKtt la ust hungry for the 35 per cent annual aroflt which twenty years ago made otton milling as money making a busness as Rockefeller's barrelling of oil >r Carnegie's Icegiug of steel armor alate. Surely thousands of white cotton nill men, women and children deserve it least as good state care as the few rtundred convict toilers in the to be Inall.v stopped penitentiary hosiery nill. But, will they get it??Barnwell People. YOU CAN MAKE AN ARREST. Ordinary Citizen Has Same Right as Policeman, Says Mayor Gaynor. Mayor Gaynor defined the meaning jf the blue coats and brass buttons, is worn by policemen, says the New i'ork Herald. The mayor made the explanation in answer to Miner H. Paddock, Jr., who asked for appointnent as a special policeman. Mr. Jaynor wrote: "Dear Sir: You ask if you could tie appointed a police officer, to serve without pay, for the reason that you see 'so many violations of the law? spitting on the bridge platforms and walks, rowdyism in many ways?that ^ou would like to have authority to arrest the culprits. My dear sir, let me tell you that every citizen has full legal right to arrest anyone whom he n<?m rrt ittincr o rt\r r> r 1 m Inn I r\ff nriuo big or little. The law of England and i)f this country has been very careful to confer no more right in that respect upon policemen and constables than it confers on every citizen. You have the same right to make an arrest for any offense committed in your presence that any policeman has, but we cannot all be bothering with making arrests, so we employ a certain number of our fellow-citizens for that purpose, and put blue clothes and brass buttons on them, hut their clothes and their buttons add nothing whatever to their right to make arrests. They still have only the same power which the laws give to all of us. "Be so good as to look at Section 183 of the Code of Criminal Procedure. and be convinced of your powers and then sail right in as hard and as fast as you want to, being certain nnly to arrest guilty persons for otherwise your victims will turn around and sue you for damages for false arrest. and get them too. Policemen have to lake the same risk. Yours very truly. "W. J. Gaynor, Mayor." Aaron was not the last eloquent man who made a golden calf in answer to the clamor of the people. ^HistfUancous grading. BLEASE IN SPARTANBURG. Makes Two Speeches to Large and Enthusiastic Mill Audiences. Spartanburg Hehald, Wednesday, f Gov. Cole L. Blease yesterday addressed two Immense and enthusiastic audiences of cotton mill workers in Spartanburg county?at Cowpens in the morning'and at Drayton mills In the afternoon. Both addresses mIAH/v k.. i V- - ? *1 bcic so.iu uy uiuae laimiar wan me governor to be characteristic of the man. At Drayton he denounced negroes, whom he called "apes and baboons," and for whom he said the most effective remedy was "a little gunpowder and a few buckshot;" openly gave hla approval to lynching; sneered at prohibition; condoned manslaughter committed in the heat of passion; defended his pardoning of convicts and justified his other official acts which have evoked criticism; slurred northerners; denounced newspapers, especially the Columbia State and the Sparianburg Herald; spoke contemptuously of the university of South Carina and Dr. S. C. Mitchell, president of the university; denied that he had sold pardons, and declared that If he should be impeached he would go to the United States senate as the successor of Senator B. R. Tillman. Governor Blease began his address in a tormal manner and then said that he would talk about anything his auaipnce wanted and suggested that somebody give him a text. Someone shouted "Prohibition." "If you can show me where there Is any prohibition in South Carolina," said Governor Blease, "I'll talk about it." He referred to prohibition again later in his address. He said he had received requests from the authorities of various counties to send state constables into those counties to enforce the liquor laws. But, said Blease he told them that since they had voted to be dry they could enforce the liquor laws as best they could. The governor then switched from one topic to another rather abruptly. He told a story of a little boy whom he had taken into the governor's office in the state house and had told him that it was his office as well as that of Cole Blease, and followed up the story by saying that the state house and the governor's office were the property of all the citizens. "But by citizens," he said, "I mean white men?not apes and baboons." He then launched into a tirade against negroes. The Caucasian race must dominate, he said, and if an inferior race got in the way it must be gotten out of the way In the most convenient manner. "And a little gunpowder and a few buckshot," he said, "are often the effective remedy." Later he said that on a previous occasion he had made a statement which had been taken to mean that he tavored lynching. He said he saw no reason why he should not be perlectly frank about it?that he did approve of lynching. And the reason, he said, why there had been no lynch lugs la South Carolina during the six months in which he had been governor was because the negroes knew tiiat he would not call out the military to protect them from lynching if they insulted white women. Negroes, he said, were so fond of notoriety that often they were willing to make a sacrifice and take a chance of losing their lives in order to get tneir names emblazoned in the newspapers. But they knew, he said, that while he was governor there was no possible chance of their being saved trom an infuriated mob. Governor tslease said that if any woman of his tamily was insulted by a negro all he would ask was that the negro be caught; he would do the rest himself. Governor Blease took up various of his official acts which have been criticised and defended them. The purpose of revoking the commissions of the notaries public was to get rid of negro notaries. He now makes it a rule, he said, not to issue commissions to notaries without the recommendation of a member of the legislative delegation of the county in which they live. Kegaraing nis veiu 01 apprupimuun bills he said that by so doing he saved the state 567,000. He declared that the government of South Carolina was the most extravagant of any state of the union. He denounced the extravagance of the state educational Institutions especially. Gov. Blease declared that there were men traveling in Europe and enjoying themselves and at the same time drawing salaries from the state as members of the faculty of some of the state educational institutions. He said the excuse for permitting them to travel in Europe was that they were being trained to teach. "But why the devil," he asked, "were they employed to teach if they didn't know how already?" He said he had respect for the educational institutions conducted by the state, and yet they had given no men to public office, whereas other colleges in South Carolina, notably WofTord college, had produced illustrious men. He mentioned that Wofford had produced Senator E. D. Smith, with whom he had ridden to Spartanburg from Florence. "And Henry Snyder," he said, referring to the president of WofTord college, "has more sense and education than Dr. Mitchell has brains enough to learn." Speaking of his tilt with the supreme court over the appointment of special judges, Governor Blease said that he did not Intend to appoint special judges when regular circuit judges were sitting around in club rooms, drinking cocktails and playing pinochle. And he added vehemently thht he could prove that this had been the ease. ? Concerning his liberal use of the pardoning power he said that men ought not to be punished too severely for crimes committed in the heat of passion. There was no excuse, he said, for premeditated robberies, but when a man got into a quarrel and drew a pistol and killed his antagonist he ought not to be judged too severely. "There are good men in the penitentiary." he said, "men of as good families as yours or mine. And there are a lot of people in the penitentiary who ought to be out, and a lot who are out who ought to be in. "I am going to do something very soon." he continued, "which will cause me to be severely criticised in Spartanburg county. But, gentlemen, have you ever considered what a terrible thing life imprisonment is?" Governor Blease said it had been insinuated that he sold pardons. In answer to that charge, he said, he desired to say that with the exception ot Brigman of Florence, who had only three more months to serve anyway, there was not a man whom he had released from the penitentiary who had had enough money to buy a new suit ot clothes alter paying his railroad tare home. And, he added, a rich man went to the penitentiary not long ago, and he is going to stay there. With regard to the charges of bribery maue against him by Col. Thorns B. t elder, ot Atlanta, Governor Blease saiu inat it Tom e'elder would produce a tetter asking a bribe or acknowledging the receipt of a bribe, and any tnree men familiar with Blease's handwriting would say the writing of the letter was his, he would resign the governorship in fifteen minutes. ' I ... U.? .... 1 I f V. ^ yjli iue uiiici imuu, uc aaiu, a uc could not prove that felder had ottered a bribe to a state official, he would not only consent to resign the governorship, but would move to the Philippine Islands. Governor Blease said that he was not averse to Felder's being given a change of venue if there was any doubt as to his being able to obtain Justice in Newberry county. Governor Blease spoke at length about standing .by his friends. He said he loved his iriends so much that he wanted to be with them after death, no matter where they were. He declared that his enemies need expect nothing trom him. He had been told ,he said, that this was not' the proper spirit, and that he should consider the example of the Savior, who said of those who persecuted Him: father, forgive them, for they Know not what they do." Governor Blease said he had no forgiveness tor his enemies because they Knew very well what they were doing. lie mentioned among his enemies the newspapers. He said the engineer ot a train could not stop his train to pay attention to the curs that ran out and barked at the train. And neither, he said, could he stop for the snarling curs, the newspapers. He said he wouid like to call them by another term, but it would be unparliamentary. Chief among his newspaper enemies he considers tne Columbia State. He said the state was controlled by Cubans and they were foes to organized government. One of their ancestors he said, was exiled from Cuba because he was a toe to organized government Governor Blease also paid his respects to the Spartanburg Herald. He asserted that this newspaper was owned bv the Columbia State, and that the editor published nothing until he had first telephoned to Columbia and had obtained permission. The Herald, he said, published an untrue story to the effect that the girls of Winthrop college had asked ihat their diplomas be presented to them by somebody else than Governor Blease. This story was later found to be untrue, he said, but the Herald lacked the manhood to come out and admit it was untrue. He was warmly applauded and one man shouted that he had stopped his subscription to the Herald because of its unfair attitude towards Governor Blease. Governor Blease made slighting remarks about northerners several times. He said that of 160 voters in a Newberry cotton mill 164 voted for him. "The other six," he said, "were the Yankee bosses." While speaking of the penitentiary he devoted some attention to the hosiery mill, which he proposes to abolish. He said that prisoners were put to work in the hosiery mill who knew nothing about making hosiery, but who were required to do just as much as sttiiieu operatives. iney nuu iu work ten hours a day, he said, and were^ kept standing the entire time. A lawyer, he said, might be put to work alongside a skilled worker. The lawyer would bo given the same task as the other men. If the lawyer failed to complete his task, even though it was an impossibility because of his ignorance of the work, he was taken to the stocks, his arms placed in it, his clothes removed to the waist and the lash applied. Governor Blease, in the course of his speech, made several remarks about Spartanburg men, which pleased the crowd. When Congressman Joseph T. Johnson came upon the rostrum he said that a United'States senator had told him that Mr. Johnson had more sense than all the other South Carolina congressmen put together, and this he said, confirmed his own judgment. Governor Blease spoke at some length of his fight for the governorship, which he said had been the crowning ambition of his life. He said that when his father had been on his deathbed he had called Cole and told him that he wanted him to be governor of South Carolina, and that all his life every dollar he had made had been devoted to attain the governorship. He said he was content with the governorship, but conditions might arise which would make him a candidate for United States senator. There had been talk of impeaching him, he said. But if the legislature, at its next session, should impeach him, he asserted, he would make a tour of the state which would result in his going to the senate as the successor of Benjamin R. Tillman. In concluding, Governor Blease said there were six empty bed-rooms in his mansion at Columbia, and though they were poorly furnished, he invited any of his audience who visited the capital to come to the mansion and stop there. He declared that he owed his success in politics largely to the cotton mill men. Governor Blease was succeeded on the rostrum by Congressman Johnson, who gave a short general talk on representative government. Mr. Johnson said that the questions of government were eventually settled by the people through their representatives. Mr. Osborne was the next speaker. He made an address on patriotism and the history of South Carolina. The speakers were introduced by Superintendent Bean, of Drayton mills. Governor Blease came to Spartanburg from Florence. He stopped for a short while at the Gresham hotel, and yesterday morning went to Cowpens, where the Red Men had a celebration. There was a crowd of 3,000 at Cow peris. The governor was met by a brass band. A parade was formed, with the governor and the great sachem of the Red Men, Dr. J. P. Carlisle, of Greenville, in the lead. "Next came the great junior sagamore, S. S. Tiner of Pacolet, and A. E. Hill, sachem of Seminole tribe, of Spartanburg. They marched from the station to a grove in the churchyard, where a platform had been erected. Between the speeches there was music. The speakers were introduced by Rev. Mr. Sams. Dr. Carlisle, who made the firitf address, spoke on Redmanship. Mr. Hill was the next speaker. He entertained the crowd with jokes, and spoke more seriously on Redmanship and fraternity. Then came the governor, who was greeted with great applause. Governor Blease spoke for an hour. The early part of his address was given to the principles of Redmanship. He then spoke of his record as governor, and defended his use of the pardoning power. He denounced the newspapers, especially the Columbia State. He said he had no apologies to make for his pardons to the Columbia State or anyone else, and so far as he was concerned he didn't give a darn what they thought about it. Speaking of his pardoning of George Hasty, of Gaffney. who killed two actors who remonstrated with him for insulting an actress. Governor Please said that the record of the case ,.roo In Ma r*ffir?o. nnrt Jinvone who wanted might see it. He said he had proof that the actresses were not what they ought to have been, and that they were perjurers. as well as thieves. He said he had evidence that one of them stole violins. ' He also said that he had" direct proof in his office of what George Hasty swore on the stand about the women. "Now. ladies and gentlemen." said Governor Blease, "that's as plain as I can express It In the presence of ladles." He also touched on "that tuberculosis incubator, better known as the hosiery mill, at the penitentiary, where the state Is making money by the sweat of the southern man's brow for those Yankees." After Governor Blease had completed his address the crowd rushed up to shake hands with him. A barbecue was then served, after which Governor Blease entered an automobile and went to Drayton. Governor Blease spent a part of the evening, after the Drayton meeting, in driving about the city with Postmaster W. M. Floyd. He also stayed I at the Argyie hotel ror a while and was seen standing in front of the hotel talking to George Cofleld and Jack Pates. Public School Book*. The regular annual scandal attachin? to the selection of text books for the public schools is more or less raging in South Carolina. It has never yet been clearly shown why periodically the people are subjected to the expense and annoyance of changing the text books for the use of their children, which has led to the suspicion that the book publishers have a winning way about them of reaching officials at various times not altogether based upon the merits of their publications. An incident Is recorded in a neighboring state wherein one text book publisher has nearly all the patronage in a certain county In which a brother of the state agent of the favored company is a high official. It is not alleged that the "merit" of the text books used is thus accounted for, but it is cited as one of the reasons why the time for selecting school books iComes on. The agitation of this question in the states named has induced the suggestion that a way should be provided by oklnk a knnw/I A# (rMV\ai^io1 QTlH Hioin. terested experts should be chosen to select books by numbered classifications instead of by the imprint of publishers. Unfortunately, some of the book publishers have not shown that strict regard for the rights of the public they should, and by various ways, and sometimes by trickery, have secured concessions they ,were not entitled to. There should be at least no "smoke" about the adoption of text books to Indicate that there was somewhere a "fire," the fuel for which was being furnished by some able and enterprising publishing concern.?Chattanooga Times. Ths Artist Soul. The incident happened upon one of the great ocean liners during an autumn trip when a famous violinist was among the passengers. At first he firmly refused to play, but was finally persuaded. and upon the appointed evening the salon was crowded with eager passengers. It was a most enthusiastic audience, intelligent, sympathetic and appreciative, yet as the evening wore on, peopto began to notice that the violinist's glance went always in one direction, and after a time others followed it. They saw a plain little woman, plainly dressed, with no marks of wealth or culture. But she was looking at the master with shining eyes, her face wet with tears, unmindful of everything except the magic of his violin. When the programme was ended, pushing his way through the people who would have detained him, the musician went straight to the little shabby figure. "Madame, I congratulate you?you are ze great artist!" he cried. She looked up at him almost in alarm. "I?oh?I cannot play a note," she stammered. "I don't know anything about music. I only?love it!" The violinist shook his big shaggy head impatiently. "Is it not what I say? You have ze artist soul?ze artist to listen. What good to play to ze deaf?like ze rest?" with a disparaging gesture toward the crowded room. "It is to ze one wiz ez heart to listen zat we masters play."? Youth's Companion. Are You Educated? A noted professor in a Chicago university recently told his class that if they could answer certain questions with "yes" that they were educated men, says Exchange. He suggested, at least, that they were not educated in the broadest sense of the word if they could not answer them In the affirmative. Here are the questions, read them and see If you are an educated man in the professor's view: Has education given you sympathy with all good causes and made you espouse them? Has it made you public spirited? Has it made you a brother to the weak? Have you learned how to make friends and how to keep them? Do you know what It is to be a friend yourself? Can you look an honest man or a pure woman straight in the eye? Do you see anything to love in a little child? Will a lonely dog follow you In the street? Can you be high-minded in the meanest drudgeries of life? Do you think washing dishes and hoeing corn just as compatible with high thinking as piano playing or golf? Are you good for anything to yourself? Can you be happy alone? Can you look out on the world and see anything except dollars and cents? Can you look into a mud puddle by the road side and see the clear sky? Can you see anything in the puddle but mud? Can you look into the sky at night and see beyond the skies? The Way Charlemagne Was Buriea. ?Charlemagne died in the fortyseventh year of his reign and the fourteenth of his title "emperor of the Romans." He was burled at Alxla-Chapelle. His body is said to have been disposed of in the following manner: He was seated upon a throne of gold, clad In his imperial habits. He had a crown upon his head and was girt with his sword. He had a chalice in his hand, the book of the evangelists upon his knees, his scepter and gold buckler at his feet. The sepulcher was filled with pieces of gold, perfumed and sealed, and above a triumphal arch was raised with this epitaph: "Here rests the body of Charles the Great and orthodox emperor, who gloriously enlarged the kingdom of the French and governed It happily for forty-seven years." i WHAT 13 LAUGHTER? Defined at a Convulsive Action of the i Diaphragm. "Laughter," says Prof. Sir Charles ' Bell, "is a convulsive action of the diaphragm. In this state the person draws a full breath and throws it out in Interrupted, short and audible cachinatlons. This convulsion of the diaphragm Is the principal part of the physical manifestation of laughter; but there are several accessories, especially the sharp vocal utterance arising from the violent tension of the larynx and the expression of the featlima fhla Knlricp a mnro Intanaa fnrwi uico, lit 10 uciitg a illuig it*iviiov ivi iu of the smile. In extreme cases the eyes are moistened by the effusion from the lachrymal glands." There you have a scientific definition. But it is clear that mankind would hardly take the trouble to go through that experience if that is all that laughter consisted of. They would not regard Dickens or Mark Twain as a benefactor merely because a perusal of their writings produced that. No; even the philosophers know that laughter is something?better than that?something internal?that there is such a thing as silent laughter. Hobbes calls laughter "a sudden glory arising from a sudden conception of some eminency in ourselves by comparison with the infirmity of others, or with our own formerly." If a laugh is a benefaction and the provoker of a laugh a benefactor, why are there more statues to dull people than to witty ones? Who was the greatest laugh promoter in history? It was said of Sydney Smith that he was the father of ten million laughs. "Laughter," said Lord Roseberry, recently, "is a physical necessity. We live under a sunless sky, surrounded by a melancholy ocean, and it is a physical necessity for the English nation?even for the Scotch nation, and the Welsh nation?to laugh. It exhilarates all social relations. "Was not," his lordship added, "the laugh of Sir Frederick Lockwood something that would make a stued bird rejoice? And those who listened to the splendor or merriment which he could impart by that laugh realize the Intense value of that emotional exercise." Laughter in church would seem to be a good thing out of place, but there are thousands of Instances of It, even amongst Scottish congregations* In England the chief clerical humorist for many years was the late Rev. H. P. Haweis, who once announced from the pulpit: "I see some one has been criticizing laughter In church. Let me tell him that I would far rather see laughter in the house of God than envy and covetouaness and worldlineaa and un charitableness. Laughter, innocent laughter, cheers and cleanses the heart and prepares it to receive the lessons of Christianity." In the same way D. L. Moody in America and Mr. Spurgeon In England were no friends of a sad, sour religion. Don't tell me," said the former, "That Christ never laughed. He was a man as we are; and there were times when even His soul broke into pure laughter, and it issued from His lips even as the laughter of a little child." Yet to the Puritans laughter was said to have been "one of the deadly sins," and, according to Sydney Smith, even for a Methodist to have laughed a century ago was to have forfeited his claim to salvation.?The Strand. Cars-Free Convicts. Cettinje, the capital of Montenegro, possesses the most remarkable prison system In the world. The jail presents little to indicate that It is a place of confinement. There are no outer prison walls, and in the cells the men? about ten In each?are as contented and comfortably housed as their own personal domestic belongings can make them. Moreover, they are generously fed, and cigarettes without stint, wine occasionally and no work at all combine to check any deeire to escape more effectually than would strong walls, Iron bars and an army of warders. When W. J. Stillman was In that country in the '70s all the free men were away fighting, and he observed how when a messenger was wanted the officer took a man out of the prison and sent him off, having no fear that he would not return. One such messenger was sent to Cattaro, in Australian territory, with 3,000 florins for the bank and duly came back. Another asked a Russian at Cattaro to Intercede with Prince Nicholas for his release from prison. "But you are not in prison," said the Russian. "Oh," said the man, "I have only come down for a load of skins for Soand-So, but I must go into prison again when I get back to Cettinje." One guard watched all the prisoners when they sunned themselves out of doors, and if he were called away a prisoner would take his rifle and do duty for the time.?London Mail. The 8ong of the Corncob PipeRedolent of the red hills of Georgia and sweet as a breath of breeze which stirs through the fragrant pines is our corncob pipe. It was whittled by our old friend Willis Huddleston and presented to us yesterday. It came from the good county of Butts and was as fresh and sweet as the odor from her fields Just after a gentle rainfall. Some may sing the praises of the meerschaum, foam of the restless sea; but as for us, give ?js the good old Georgia corncob pipe, product of our native land, whittled by the hand of friendship, and better than all the quaint designs wrought by the hand of skilled artisans from the pure white sea foam. When we smoke it we dream of the green fields of corn that wave as a sign of our independence of the western product that once kept Georgia farmers poor, and in our fancy we scan the leafy lanes of long ago where our boyish feet wandered with rod and line toward the purling creek, where lurked the illusive horny-heads we used to try so hard to land. Ah! there may be dreams of other lands that mingled with the smoke that curls from the expensive bowl of meerschaum with its amber stem; but for the sweetest dreams of all, the dreams of auld lang syne, and the blessed memories or the happy days spent on the farm, give us a corncob ' pipe?Just such a one as Willis Huddleston has just brought us.?Griffin, (Ga.) News. Shot by th? Kaiser.?According to German papers the German emperor has since he first commenced to shoot killed to his own weapons 33,637 pheasants, 17,963 hares, 3,392 wild boards, 2,447 rabbits, 1,880 red deer , stags and 90 hinds, 1,768 fallow bucks and 98 does, 931 roebuck, 826 cormor ' ants and herons, 439 foxes, 121 cham* [ ols, 108 capercailzie, 95 grouse, 87 | ducks, 24, blackcock, 12 elk, 6 bison, 6 badgers, 4 woodcock, 3 bears, 3 wild ' turkeys, 3 relnbeers, 2 guinea fowls, 2 snipes, 1 whale, 1 pike, 1 martin and '1.616 various.?Bailey's Magazine.