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NTV God. to t>(..
As round me faz4 g"'It dics:
in siletic bowed. I hre confess
1V wanderings and nv wayward-Ss.
The world aro:ud that knew mYin
Saw not the penitence wt n
So here 1 hide fr.o t *a f:ac
Behind a more than mot2 race
The deep remorse'. il n -
Confront no kindiv
But le who b ai1
Knows well i:- h sflaov
A ini le whose :10 stone
When with the s e i lone
Will read repentance in my plea.
Nor condemnatioeas a" me.
Then, let the woi ievile and blame.
Misread my tears and scorn my shame.
le sees my heart issad anld sore.
And bids me rise and sin no more.
So, while the earth sinks in : : 21.
My soul is filled with j: al,
Since thou, my 1on. pa Wi : e
I will arise and foln.'
Kimberlin egts en
TII8 Tho O0p9flf8.
SONs -4 ONE FA I-:
To how many thousand homeless.
shelterless beings in a gre1t city. does
the very name of winter send a shud
der over their attenuatLed framnes, and
cause them to think with fear and
dread of the sufferings which imust he
theirs before nature shall dispense
with its fleecy mant ie. and the sun
cheer them with its genero:s warmth.
Day after day do they crouch and
shiver in the cold st reets,. begging for
the pittance which is withheid for tear
they may be impostors, while the
wealthy man, who would not hesitate
to spend thousands for his own pleas
ure, goes on his way congratulatm
himselt hat he has not been imposea
upon, while the poor wretch who had
hoped to receive a few pennies. draws
his rags closer aroz. id him, and wond
ers how many hours will elapse ere
gaunt starvation claims him as his vic
Should that poor beggar, starving
for the want of the few crumbs which
fall unheeded from the rich man's
table, ask himself, and not without
reagsef, whether there is one who
watches the sparrow's fall, the godly
would turn away with horror at the
sentiment, and refoice again that they
did not give alms to one who refuses
to believe, or question the existence of
a kind God.
Day after day do we read. and in a
moment forget, of some one who was
fashioned in God's our likeness lying
dead for want.
Dead-for want of a crust:
Dead-in the cold night air:
Dead-and under the dust.
Without ever a word of prayer;
In the heart of the wealthiest city,
In the most Christian land,
Without ever a word of pity.
Or the touch of a kindly hand.
Although our story necessitates our
giving the history of the lives of some
of those persons who beg rather than
work, believe that such cases are the
exception rather than the rule. and
let not the history of the F-rochards
-deter any one from a charitable deed.
Had the reacer been in Paris oni this
winter day, and gone to the Church
St. Sulpiee, he would have seen the
poor cripple Pierre gazing around in
the hope of seeing Louise.
The day was bitterly cold, and the
snow, which had fallen all night, was
still covering the cold earth with its
Pierre, clothed in rags, limps pain
fully along, stopping every now and
then to breathe upon nis punrple ring
ers, or swing his arms to infuse some
warmth in his chilled body.
In a strong contrast to him is the
well-dressed, wellfed Jacques, who
meets him with a look of scorn.
"Have the women not come yet?"
asked Jacques, in the tone of a* man
speakingto his inferior.
"No. notr yet; mother and Mademo
iselle Louise are busy elsewhere, no
doubt," replied Pierre, while he gazed
on his comfortably clad brother, and
wondered why they. sons of one father,
should be in such different circum
"They ought to be here," said Jac
ques, the handsome. impatiently.
"The services will soon be over, and
they will miss the charitable idiots."
"They will be here in good time."
said the cripple, as if to excuse their
absence. "X ou need not worry about
"It will be none too soon if they
come now," was the angry exclama
tion, as the loving son went to seek
some shelter from the storm. where
he could wait until the coming of his
mother, from whom he expected to
get money enough to pay for his
night's carousal at the nearest cabaret.
Pierre moved away, as though ex
pecting a blow (which was not uncom
mon) from his brother. He seemed to
be trying to make up his mind to say
something to his brother. and judging
from the length of t ime it t ook him. lhe
did not expect a favorable answer to
At last he went towardi Jacques. and
in a slow, hesitating way, said:
"Jacques, I have got a favor to ask
"If it is money. I haven't got any,''
*answered the elder brother. moving
"No-nos" answered Pierre quickly:
"it is not money-but. look here. Jac
ques, when you are angry with me.
curse me, beat me. if you want to. but
do not call me cripple-not-not when
Louise is present."
"Jacques looked it his brother, as if
doubting whether he had heard aright,
and then, as he saw t he supplicating
look on the deformed boy's face, he
broke out into a coarse laugh.
"Indeed!" he sneered. "We must
speak to monsieur respectfully: take
off your hats, I suppose. Why, we
will dress you up in silk and velvet.
You would like to wear gloves and
carry a sword. I suppose."
The picture which his coarse taunts
had called up was so coluical to his
mind that he was obliged to stop speak
ing and indulge in another heartyV
An expression of pain passed over
Pierre's face. lie had hoped that his
brother would grant this simnpi3 favor.
and his sneering words cut the poor
fellow to the heart .
"Jacques:" he said. in a tone of sad
ness and reproach.
"So it hurts your feelings to be call
ed cripple, does it L"oat inued .Jacques
in a voice that hurt his brother more
than his blows would.V Well. look at
yourself what you are"
"I am a poor. diefomed cripple." an
swered Pierre. as' brushdu away tihe
rising tear . "Andl o whomi do 1 Owe
it? WVho, when t wa but an infant.
beat me, and bro-e and. twisted my
limbs because 1 refursed co steal a coat
"Youlie: it wa cloa," nterrnpt
ed Jacques, tierei.
"That is alway'yorwy. cent in
ued the cripple. "t marke some1 oneO
else steal for you. T' was what
forcedl poor Mariance
"Marianne:" exelane Jacq I"ues. as
he raised his hand to stiethe one
who thus brougit up) 'h pat."o'
you dare to mention I lat unrateu
fool's name to me again. She was a~
heartless jade, who wad rat Ier"o 1)
prison than give me er money and'
.Jacques turned away. wit an ex 0\py
sion of disgust at th itco suc*h m
plead wer Iie r i f I
br. 1 fr I: re l k t . N 1 his t i Q
o" I -a1' 1o c'1t " -,f r I
. '1NNI "al to I 1C. ca Idl
"wI rc is.,t- 'C i y ou tis I1( 1"11 fol. 0011.'
~x;lit ~ it. hinking,_ that hi.,5z
IVt1 ~~*l ii . andiL was zhozi.
to l li ,. its prayer. exc.laiint(I atx
.\gainl a look Ofinn n a o
over Pierre's f . aI CO
laugh rang Oit lo .,i n 1 ,
-Doasu k.- ad.way.s
if resh-i'aii' Ii 1hein'su tE
u -ei, I i aI h I l ilbj tts h
Xxi ~ ~ 1::11 or U O.to~iiI. it.* SamCC pi
ce(i cril).Ile: periapi I1 - andm as he
was no lonetr abfe t Cnt rol li ;self,
Ie I U ISt 0,ut in1 to hi S lienI d ish Iaugt-IIer'.
1.11n at sole thought which had n.I- f
lteered his wick.ed brain. Then. ehuick
iinig to himself, he said. shalking his b
nead in a mockingwav: Ah, that V
wol b(e t00 good.
"What (10 \ou mlian?" askedl l'iere. d
not un~de'rstazlidin h :i trot her's mirt h.
--You a not o tultlid aner al;:.
laighed .al.e. --She is I'iind. and
doesn't know I eit di 11ferelce iet weln a
landso:ie miian likt imi aio a misera
ble abortion like Noll." 0 1 and againl his
mirth resit:ed ill 1later. while he
exclaiield: -You're in love- in loVe
with a blind girl."
"1 f'.' said Pierre. inl slrprise. a. it
harirv uner(".st and Ig wI In his broti eI
had said. and at t ho sai t in:e look
ing dIOxn upon his mllisshapen form.
"T? In love?"
"Why 1. then. are Vou ashamed of hk
ing called Ci Iple hefore her? A fra id I
she'll lind out your beautiful shape, t
-Yes. ves. it is so." said the lxor
boy, a, it t Ie words cane from him in- c
voluntarily. *I want to think there f
;s oie in the world who does not re
rard me wit h disgust. If she Thought
I was like others.shie might have soule
feeling of friendship for me. iutlm
love-in love wit i her. who is beaut i
ful enough to be an angel?''
Af(n thre was upoI Pierre's face. as
he spoke of the blind girl. a light .
which is rarelv seen. and then onily
when it is lit by a soul pure and noble. a
'Jacques looked upon his brother in t
surprise. le saw in that pale face ii
something that he had never seen be- y
fore, and could hardly repress his as- p
"Hiow the devil did you tind that all
out? I don't know or care anything P
about her goodness." he said. after a
short pause. "Bosh for all that-and
as to her beauty. I know that her eyes I
are more use to her now than if she b
could see with them." a
"Yes-yes. she is blind," said Pierre )
sadly, "but her face is so sweet that it d
would move a stone to pity. and her .
great. beautiful eyes look at me so
truthfully that I almost fear that she t
can see me." a
"There--there." said Jacques. who C
had not heard the latter part of the a
sentence, but who had started toward p
some drinking saloon where he wculd .
find more congenial companions. "stop i
your muttering and come along with
me. I want you, Cupid: come:" a
For once Pierre determined to 'esist t
his brother's tyranny. t
--I will not gto.'' he said. in a v'oice h
he v'ainly endeavored to mak'e sound a
-Eh:'' cried .iacques; in amazement. l
"What's this? rebellion. eli: now do as y
I order you. or look itut for a beating.' d
and the brute in human shape went
toward the cripple with hand uplifted ~
to strike. i
Just at that moment the sad. sweet
voice of a young girl was heard not far a
off. and Pierre start d with delight: he s
recognized the' to.nes of that, to him.
angel song. aind his purpose was chang
Like a voice from heaven did the
notes. welling over with despair.speak
to the deformed lad. filling his heart
with peace and love.
''Jacques," he said softly. "you arb
older than I, you're. straight and it
strong. and I must submit to you: but a
when I see the use you make of your r i
strength. I am sat istied with my ugly it
shape and miserable weakness." a
And as he finished speaking, he s
turned in the direction fr'omn which the '
sound proceeded. and stood in anxious
expectancy, awaiting the approach (1 St
the blind girl, who had so entirely rt
changed the course of his life. b
THlE POWER OF LAW.
The minister of police was so aston-,t
ished by the sudden action on the part ~
of his nephew. that he was for a few
moments unable to speak.
His anger struggled for the masteryP
with his surprise, and as D)e V'audrey t
saw the deep red liush mantling hi's b
uncle's face, he well knew what por- e:
tended. IHe held the leaf upon which a
was written the secret of the eountess a
but how long he might be permitted i
to retain it was still an open qujtest ion.
De Vaudrev knew that the count
would not h'esitate to call upon thea
police, and order them to wrest the I
paper from him, and lie deemed it the h
wisest course to leave the room while it
his uncle was yet stupetied, as it wer~e. h
at his conduct-.i
With a low bhow to the now
thoroughly angi'y count, t he chevanier
left the room, and proceeded direct ly
to the apart ments of the countess.
M1eeting a serv'ant as he went
through the lofty halls. he directed
him to wait on the Count de Linieres:
for D~e Vaudrey had ser'ious fears that. l(
upon one of his uncle's temperament. v
the passion which had conti'ol of him
might prove fatal
Iils first movement, as he entered a
the antechamber of his aunt's apart
ments, was to commit the paper he
had torn from the book to the fiames: 9
and nlot until he had seen the last c
smoldering vestige of it reduced to a
ashes. did he seek the presence of t he r
countes. , I
De Yaudrev treat ed the interviewt
with the couni in his conversation
with the countess, as nothing serious:
and assured her, without relat ing any
1 the pairticuiars that her secret was
Indeed. so moved was the countess 1
by the chevalier's argument in favor of
t he girl whom he loved, that. terrible t
as sile believed would be the con
sequences if her secret was made i
known to her husband. she h ai'dly
thought of what she had said, and
constuently believed that the count s
o'dei' for his nephew to return to hi
after escorting his aunt to her apart
ments, referred Only to the question of 3
the mnarriage which the king deosired.i
t was an exceedingly simple task
for the chevalier now to induce the.
Count ess de Lin ieres to call upon01 Ihe
ong gir'l lit. loved(. and after gi vii
her i lentiet to's address. and receivin
her assurance that she would visit the L.
young girl on burr et urn from chll. b
tle ulievalIier t ok his depart lire. learz
ug the coun1tes5 to wander hack iin t
tlie dark anid terr ile lia/s of the 1
ps, wilae siioulee eniti e's' l~ iiI.t
oiet. and the haippv as5 he batskedin
the sunit gh t of the loved tone's .miles
Th iservan~t whom08 Itt. \'audrev had1
set to t.heasSitnce ofi bhe e'iiiit.
found thaIt gent lema~:n in It.e gratst t
st'te 0f excitemient . .on~seunt upo e
the behior tttif hi s nevhew itI
)e intirs to the servant.
WXhin thme clerk enite. e ftund a
mind1: ibut 'Irom his5 mannerC of speak.
1ing. the t.lerk kntI'Xw 1hat his suntrior
whre thei Chvaie lie \'audrey has
Vqo i t!e garden of Bel-Air'
The clerk-s movements were just as
lanical and automaton-like as
'e:,0 lie veutii have preserved the
u'ne inlalline-ike neients liad lie
iInd th-le minister of 1'oli e dead In1
is chair, insad f simlply in a rage.
In a few ets1%V the e:'ork return
--he Youn_ n k~mi residinig inla
''e '1 H*''L t. I *lo re " liw said. t
' . -u w ii s ie'asoni to helieve
1; 1 e chevalier- doLes nlot contributet
I- ve a gniard readv to accompany
0. 1. mynself. will arrest this gil..
N a look of surprise onl tle sll)- r
nlinale-s face. lie evinced no sur- f
rise, it he *clt any, but left the roon1m
:txc h e ihe count's demands.
- wll see if this insane idea cannot C
L Irivei out of the boy's head." said If
>e Liriercs. talking half to himself. a
The girl imust be taken to La Sal- s
ire iI nid the chevalier may cool
is arudor n t he Bastile until he cant
>;k at the matter in a sensible light.
Thus d!id the wortliv minister of t
olice imagine that he could separate m
svo loving Ieirts. and cause one to be v
ilse to tie Other. I
Ilis own marriage had been one of t
lind obedience to his parents, and N
-ith a licart that beat only in the z
ope of royal favor, lie could not un
erst and the tidelity of born love.
To be continued.
LOOX OUT FOR NETORS. a
strooimers-, Ipect the Leonids
About November 13-16.
l'eople who took so much interest P
the expected big shower of meteors a
ree year; ago which failed to ma- n
,rializj'' may get ready forsomething a
. happen the latter part of next
-eek when astronomers all over the t
untry will be on the lookout again t
Ir these celestial visitors which have n
) far failed to put in their appear- P
The possibility exists that they d
iay still put in an appearance in con- t
derable numbers, but, if there should
e a great display this year the ma- p
ritv of astronomers would be as p
iuch surprised as they were by the s
tal failure of the expected shower t
i 1S99. At the same time nobody t
hose business it is, to watch celestial c
henomena will dare to neglect the
igil next week because of the bare p
ossibility that the meteors may come
If they do, there will be a great t
:ramble to revise the calculations
v which the failures of 1899. 1900 f
nd 119-01 have been explained. Tne e
Dlief now is that Jupiter and Saturn t
rew the main swarm of the meteors
;ide from their previous path some p
ine between the last showers in 1866 f;
d 1S67 and the end of the nineteen e
tury. But there may possibly be e
other swarm traveling in a parallel 0
ith. which will meet the earth this t
car. One urAforfunate circumstance t
that the full moon will be shining 9
the time when meteorE are due, if a
ley come at all. This would make t
ie faint ones invisible. On the other
and. many of the November meteors
re large and bright, and these would
at be much observed by the moon- o
ght. The time to be on the watch G
r them is after midnight on Trhurs- d
ay, Friday and Saturday next week. b
'e direction to look is toward the h
ortheast. the apparent center from g
hieh the meteors radiate when they d
ppear in number. being the sickle- A
iaped tigure marked out by principal n
ars in the constellation Lion. c;
A IHemarkable Case. '.
A special dispatch to The State t
om Spartanburg says Spartanburg i,
ay niot be modest in her c'aims cf a
~ing a healthy clime, but facts stand t:
r themselves. The writer -Friday t:
~ternoon enjoyed a long talk with a v
~sident of this county who was born
October, 1803-hie is 99 years of c
e. His name is Casswell Edward 'i
nith, and his home is near the burnt t
ctory on Tyger river in the lower u
tion of this county. lie is an ideal e
presentative of the muscle and i
rawn which have made the vast t
-acts of woodland bow to the axe and o
e impenetrable swamps. lagoons and ti
ild verdant meadows yield to the d
ough share and pruning hock and b
e general cultivation of the soil. n
r. Smith came to this city about C
>r weeks ago. For sixteen years c
ist he has bcen totally blind. Doc- a
yrs told him it was due to old age, ca
t a relative of his, Dr. W. A. Smith,
camined him and found that it was
case of cataract of the eyes. H~e
as brought to Spartanburg, and a t<
tle over a month ago Dr. George W. ti
einitsh performed a successful oper- o:
ion for the cataract, arnd the old tl
antlemnan can now see. Considering ri
is age. and the accompanying intirm- s<
ies of advanced life. it is wonderful p
3 sulccessfuil the operation is; and F
is a real joy to hear the old man I
immenit on the fact of his seeing, st
'ter having been totally blind for 16 1
Hon. Hale .Johnxson Killed.
ion. Hale Johnson. a Prohibition .C
'ader of national prominence, and a t
ice presidential candidate on the n
rohibition ticket in 1896, was shot a
d killed by Harry Harris, Tuesday v
fternoon, at Bogota, a village in a,
asper county, Ill. Mr. Johnson, who c
-as practicing law at Newton, the p
>unty seat. went to Bogota to collect b
a account, on wvhich judgment al- s<
ady had been rendered against s1
larris. An altercation occured be- ti
ween .Johnson and Hlarris at the Harris g
ome,. and the latter secured a shot b
un and tired at Johnson at close
mge. the charge striking JTohnson in
.e face and causing instant death.
mmediately after the shooting Harrisi c
imped into Johrnson-s buggy and at- a
mpted to make his escape but was f
pprehended by a deputy sheriff who
ad accomapanied .Johnson and who was t
witness to the shooting. c
Burglars in a Bank. t
An Evening WiXsconsin special from Ie
larshtield. Wis., says: The State h 1
ank If G;reenwood. Wis.. several I
dies from here was entered by burg- g
rs at an early hour Tuesdlay and a
.000 in gold was stolen. Five men 1<
're implicated in the work. They ci
lw open two vaults .with dynamite. t
'he noise of the explosion attracted p
veral citi'zens including the cashier I
f tihe hank who happened to be onv
he street at the time. As soon as the
urgars were discovered a gun tight
nsued and the robbers suceceeded in
mking their escape. The sheriff of V
larathon county spread the news of c
he burglary in all di rectionis anda
very etfort will be made to capture (
Elu:cTliu( aniaesthesia proves valu
~le ill surgery as well as in dental r
p'rations.' y high-fIrequency al
eratnlg currents a French surgeon
as produced I innibility so lasting 1
hat a seril US and illcult operation s
ras performed, the patient feeling i
FARM POULTRY PROFITABLE.
ome Timely Hints to the Farmer-s on
There has been much complaint i
bout the scarcity of eggs and chickens i
uls year all over the State. At times
iy can't be had at any price. This C
:arcity has led us to conclude that
iere are many reasons why poultry i
iising can be made protitable on a a
trm. One very important reason is
.iat all the food necessary to raise
lickens is grown on the farm, ready a
)r use. A great part of the living of
chicken can be picked up by him- t
ls. especially - is this trur- where
ittle are fed extensively. Much or
ie chicken's living is made from r
iings that would otherwise go to
-aste. The insects that might be t
ery bothersome indeed serve for old
iddy's relish. All farm animals, to
irive *well. need some shelter from e
inter's storms and summer's heat.
'his is one of the most expensive %
ems in the care of horses or dairy t
nimals. but with all kinds of poultry
very small shelter will accommodate
large number. Just along the same
ne comes the thought of enclosures.
11 other farm animals have to be t
meed in to keep them home or in -
die right place at home, while the
oultry roam over the whole farm.
Another great thing in favor of
oultry raising is the comparative t
Ise with which it canbe done. Think .
minute of the drudgery necessary in
iaking a pound of butter for sale,
nd then compare that with the
tbor required in marketing a dozen L
ggs, which would give the same re- C
arns. To be sure, there is a time in t
ie year when closest attention is
eeded to .make a success of raising
oultry of any kind, but when that
ime is over the marketing of poultry
r gathering ir the eggs is very easily
one and requires no great amount of t
There must be some way of stop
ing the little leaks in the family 9
cket-book if farming is to be made
accessful, and'poultry and eggs to
ike to town is just the right thing
> stop- this leak. If the egg and
icken money pays all the living ex
enses, money from the sale of other
roduce can be used to great advan
ige somewhere else. Poultry brings
i returns all the time. every week in
ae year, just as the family need it. t
[any cases might be cited where
irmers' wives have paid all the living
Rpenses of large families, simply by
qe poultry sales.
One of the greatest reasons why
oultry raising is profitable, on the
trm, is because the eggs and chick
as help the farmer's wife in prepar
ig the meals. Noting we can raise
a the farm is more valuable as food
aan eggs. Noihing contributes more
> the farmer's good appetite than
ood fried chicken, in hot weather, 3
hen other fresh meat cannot be ob
Columbia's steamiboat Line. t
The Columbia State says since thee
rganlzation of the new Columbia and
-eorgetown Steamboat company thec
irectors and otlicers of the company
ave not been idle though the publicc
as heard very little of' what has beent
oing on toward bringing about the I
esired opening of river navigation.
.s a matter of fact the first install-c
ient of the stock hias already been
illed in, and the president of thec
mpany, Col. John C. Hlaskell, hasi
en at the North for some days get
ng the proper bids for the furnish- 1
ug of the bats with which the line
ill be established. As soon uis lie rc
irnis with these figures the order for 1
ie boats will be placed and will pro
ide for prompt delivery. The c.om
any proposes to purchase only tirst- t
ass boats. One of the directors t
'hursday said that the board hopedc
> open the line by the first of Jan- .
ary, but it would certainly be in op
ration by the first day of February.c
b Is very likely that the opening of
2e river boat line will be made thec
casion for quite a popular celebra-t
on and jollitication,and the first trip
wn the river will probably be made
y quite a party of the liv-e business,
en who have endeavored to reduce
olumbia's freight rates and make
olumbia what she should be the
holesale centre of this part of the
They Were Elected.(
The Columbia State calls attention 1
"an interesting result of the elec- E
on in New York city is the successt
two young men of southern birth in i
eir candidacies for congress, each r
mning in a district which had been t
>shaped by the legislature as to r
romise a safe Republican majority. r
rancis Burton Harrison is the son ofa
resident Jefferson Davis' private
~cretay. His mother. Mrs. Burton r
arrison, has attained dstinction as a
riter during her residence in the
orth. Francis E. Shober is the son
a former congressman from North
aroina who afterwards was Clerk of(
nited States senate. These younge
en, as is evident from the resulta
ere suppo;ted by the independent 2
ate. They accepted nominationss
hich were unsought by the Demo-e
ratic politicians because of the ap
arent certa~nly of defeat. It is to e
e hoped that they will maintain
>uthern standards in congress and t
ow themselves superior in quality
>the average New York city con
ressman-not a ditlicult task, it must I
The Columbia State say " the D~emo
rats did not do so badly in Nebraska,
fter all. The Republican plurality
3r governor is about 5.000, which is
000 less than was given last year to
de Republican candidate for supremer
urt justice. In 1900 Mr. Bryan lost
is State by nearly 8,000. In addi
ion to this reduction of the Republi
m vote, a victory for the D~emocrats
as been achieved by the aid of bolt- I
ig Republicans in the defeat of Con
ressman D~avid H1. Mercer. who is
bout the most prominent Republican I
~ader in the State. Hie has been
uite a conspicuous figure in Wash ing
an as well as prominent at home. A
ersonal fight was made on him by
ditor Rosewater of the Omaha Bee.
hichi doubtless decided his fate."
TmuE: Augusta Chronicle says' "NextI
reek's Commoner will contain a state
ent that William .1 . Bryan is not a
andidate for the presidency. ThisJ
nnouncement appears t. f'. in the
ommuoner.' This may be a joke.
ut it is not true.
AFTER denying for years andl with
ich strenuosity that Admiral
)ewey treated the Filipin's asi
friuds and allies" thme authorities at I
'ashington are declaring that he did
i treat them. seeking thereby to
vade payment of prize money claim
Bargain Hunters Fight.
The weakness of some people for so
alled bargains is wonderful. In.
reenville some months ago the ladies
ad a lively time at a bargain sale,
ut bad as that affair was, it was
othing as compared with this story
f a scene which was enacted recently
n a store of Kalamazoo, Mich., which
ad advertised to sell chinaware on a
ertain day at cut prices. According
o the story, which is published in a
aper of that city, the women fought
or the choice pieces of china and lost
11 their dignity and good manners.
fats. belts and wraps were jerked off,
air torn down. half a dozen women
ainted and many burst into tears
nd called for help. As fast as wo
3cn succumbed they were passed over
he counter and laid out. Several
-ere knocked down and injured in the
rush. The young women clerks were
early mobbed by the trantic women
nd several nearly had their clothing
orn off. Crockery and glassware were
:nocked from the shelves and a laige
mount broken. The melee approach
d the nature of a riot. Officers were
ispatched to the scene, and by hard
vork quieted the women and cleared
he store. In commenting on the in
ident the Charlotte Observer says it
vas told on one occasion of the star
ancer at a factory swarray that what
e gained in the back step he lost in
he shuffle, and the Kalamazoo ladies
.ppear to have suffered a somewhat
imiliar experience at the bargain
ounter-what they gained in the cut
rices they lost in clothing and men
al and physical anguish. The Detroit
ournal thinks that this battle for
heap china can be compared to noth
ng so filthy as the looting of Pekin
y the allies armies during the Boxer
prising. The Kalamazoo assault, it
bserves was less orderly, but it refers
his to the fact that the event was
rowded into a smaller space and was
imited for time. And yet the carnage
vas greater at Kalamazoo than at
'ekin. and it must have called for all
f the local stock of celery afterwards
o settle the nerves of the combat
nts. But what shall be said of the
ioor store-keeper? Sitting amidst his
hattered china, crockery and glass
rare. like Marius amidst the ruins of
larthage, he no doubt smites his
reast and curses the day that he
narked down prices and invited a riot
n his joint.
What It Will Cost.
The annual gross cost of a complete
ural free delivery ser.vice throughout
he United States will approximate
24.000,000, according to the annual
eport of August W. Machen, the
eneral superintendent of the service.
Lhe remaining 700,000 square miles
ot now covered by rural free delivery
ervice, according to the report, will
equire the employment of 26,000 or
7,000 carriers in addition to those
ow employed, making the entire
orce of carriers when the extension
f the service is completed within the
ext three years 40,000. During the
ear 1902, 10,403 petitions for the ser
ice were filed making a total on July
last of 22,646, which exceeded by
ver 2,000 the total number during
he preceeding four years. Mr. Mach
n says that to comply with the de
nands of the people and of members
f congress the department will re
uire an additional appropriation,
therwise further establishment of
he service will be deferred until July
next. If these additional funds are
ranted 15,000 rural delivery letter
arriers will be in active service by
lay 1. On July 1, last, the city free
[eli very service embraced 933 cities,
ncluding four in the insular posses
ions, and the total number of uni
ormed letter carriers in the city-ser
ice was 1775 as against 16,389 the
>revious year. It is estimated that
he free delivery will be extended to
2 ollices during the current year. It
.iso is estimated that the expendi
ures will aggregate $21.328,300 for
he maintainance and extension of
ity delivery service during the fiscal
'ear beginning July 1, 1903. These
igures sound big, but the rural free
lelivery should be extended until the
rhole country is covered. The farm
rs need this service much more than
he people who live in cities.
A Historic Sword.
The Columbia correspondent of the
~ews and Courier says in the window
'f Sylvan's jewelry store is an old
word. whicn has an 'interesenting
istory. It originally . belonged to
he British Col Tarleton. in the Re
'olutionary war, and was captured by
~en. Wade Hampton, ancestor of the
ite Gen. Wade Hampton. The sword
as been handed down as a relic in
he family, and was used by Gen.
lampton in the war for Southern in
iependence, and is placed on exhibi
ion at Sylvan's as an interesting re
inder of the past. The sword, natu
ally, is not of the same handsome
nd excellent design as similar
veapons of modern times, but it is re
narkably well preserved.
A Woman Repeater.
A dispatch from Denver, Col., says
or the first time in the history of
klorado politics a woman was arrest
d Tuesday on the charge of repeat
og. When booked at the city jail
he gave the name of .Jennie Sander
on. but she was subsequently identifi
d as Mrs. Harriet Hibbard, a widow.
0 years of age. She was neatly dress
d and had the appearance of refine
nent. It is alleged that she was in
he act of casting her third ballot
then arrested. She admitted her
ut and said she could give no reason
or her acts, except her desire to make
xtra money. She told the police she
vas a Republican.
U. X. GUNTER, the new attorney
eneral, has appointed W. H. Town
end of Barnwell as his assistant.
WXALTER Cole, a student of the deaf
md dumb school of Knoxville, Tenn.,
ras fatally injured at Marnville on
saturday in a game of football.
PLEAsANT Sprading of IneZ, Ky..
:illed his four-3 ear-old son and fif teen
-ear-old daughter on Saturday in a
it of passion. is neighbors threaten
o lynch him.
TnE state of Mississippi had an ex
reme rare specimen of a state treasur
r. Because there were one million dol
irs locked up in the vault he felt so
auch responsibility for its safety that
i resigned. The state refused to al
ruw him to loan it out, and rather
han be worried by having that much
nney on his hand he threw up his
WnrT is described as "one of the
addest events.'~ says an exchange. oc
urred in Wichita, Kan., last week.
in old soldier was making application
or a life insurance policy and a pen
ion increase at the same time. lie
ot the papers mixed and sent the
ne making himself out healthy to
Vashington. and the one in which lie
vas absolutely a physical wreck to the
DEATH OF A FOOL.
.ix 's' ion nwm het her It .hould Pe
M1our.ned or .Applauded.
The Washinigtn Pct says it is a
question for serious coiis erationL
whether the death of a fool should be
mourned or applauded by enlightened
society. At Cold Springs Iarbor. N.
Y., the other iixght a young fellow
named Volkman volunteered to let a
patent medicine fakir shoot an apple
otr his head, a la William Tell, and
was neatly killed at the third tire. A
troupe of wandering vagabonds was
visiting Cold Springs Harbor exploit
ing the sale of some cure-all prophy
lactic, and one of the features was the
apple shooting act. The marksman
always called for volunteers. none of
his gang having the slightest anxiety
to assume the part, and the night of
the 25th instant young Volkian re
sponded. le was a barber, eighteen
years of age. and the support of a
small but needy family, but his pro
fession had familiarized him with
deadly weapons. and he cheerfully as
sumed the role of "Jimmy."* As we
have already said, he was killed at the
third fire.and now the question arises:
Shall we rejoice or weep over the con
summation? Of course. unthinking
humanitarians will weep. and there is
much to warrant them in weeping.
On the surface. a bright young life
has been snuffed out. le was only
eighteen. Ile was a barber. An aged
grandmother and other relatives were
interested in his advancement. and
fond parents lived in Germany. There
was no telling what he might or might
not achieve. The future was all be
fore him, and yet he was sacrificed to
a mountebank's vanity and the vicious
appetite of a credulous and gaping
crowd. That is one aspect of the in
cident, but there is another. We
must consider the possibilities of a
youth capable of such mad folly as
young Volkman gave way to. it is
proper to inquire whether he could
ever have become a good and useful
citizen. T.he most dangerous member
of society is a fool. Nobody but a fool
would have put an apple on his head
and stood there for a common fakir to
shoot it off. Volkman may have been
possessed of all the public and domes
tic virtues. He may have been an ex
cellent barber, with every prospect of
rising in his profession. No doubt he
enjoyed the confidence and good will
of the most respectable citizens of
Cold Springs Harbor. But was it
safe-for he might have mar
ried and multiplied-to perpetuate
him? A man capable of doing as he
did must be regarded as a menace.
Careless of his own life, why might
he not have become careless of the
lives of others? It is not as if he
were a bricklayer or a tailor. Persons
engaged in those occ'upations may
build a smoky chimney or a pair of
trousers that bag at the knee. but a
fool barber may shave of a mole or
cut a throat. It is an open question:
Shall the fool be killed, or shall he be
permitted to increase and multiply?
PURE SUNLIGHT AND AIR,
Places Here Which shame the Old
World's Favored Climes.
We have often heard of "sunny Ita
ly" or the "clear light" of Egypt, says
the Desert; but, believe me,. there is no
sunlight there compared with that
srhich falls upon the upper peaks of
the Sierra Madre or the uninhabitable
wastes of the Colorado desert.
Pure sunlight requires for its ex
istence pure air, and the old world has
little of it left. Whien you are in1
Rome again and stand upon that bill
where all good Romuanists go at sun
set,. look out and see how dense is the
atmosphere between you and St. Pe
ter's dome. That same thick air is all
over Europe. all around the Mediter
ranean, ev'en over in Mesopotamia and
by the banks of tihe Ganges. It has
ben brleathed and burned and battle
smoked for 10,000 years.
Ride up anid over tihe high tablelands
of Montana-one can still ride there
for days without seeing a trace of hu
manity-and how clear and scentless,
how absolutely intangible, that sky
blown, sunshot atmosphere! You
breathe it without feeling it, you see
through it a hundred miles, and the
picture is not blurred by it. Once
more ride over tile enchanted mesas of
Arizona at sunrise or sunset, with the
ragged mountains of Mexico to the
south of you and the broken spurs of
the great Sierra around~ about you, and
all the glory of the old shall be as
nothing to the gold and purple and
burning crimson of this new world.
Movable Drops In Diamonds.
It has long been knovg that dia
monds, especially the cla?"known as
"rose diamonds," are likely to explode
if subjected only to what would seem a
very ordinary degree of heat, such as
strong rays from the sun, etc. It is
now 'oelieved that the explosions are1
the result of the rapid expansion of
certain volatile liquids inclosed in cavi
ties near the center of these precious
stones. A great many diamonds, even
though cut, mounted and worn as gems
of perfection, are still in an unfinished
condition-that is, the liquid drop from
which the stone is being formed has
not as yet deposited all of its "pure
crystals of carbon." These movable
drops may occasionally he seen with
the naked eye.
When this is the case, a strong mI
croscope will give the drop the appear-I
ance of a bubble in the fluid of a car
penter's level. It is also highly prob
able that besides the liquid mentioned
these cavities may contain gases under
great tension. This being the case,
one may readily comprehend how a
very small amount of heat would
cause the liquid and gas to expand to
such a degree that the diamond woulId
give way withl all the characteristics
of a miniature explosion.
Something He lhad Forgotten.
"So you enjoyed your continental
trip, did you?" inquired the simple oldIC
gentleman. "I haven't been over in a
fifty yeairs, but my recollections are S
still vivid. I remember once standing
on Mont Blanc. wvatching tile sunl sink I
behind the blue waters of the Mediter
ranean, while to my right the noble'
Rhine rushed onward to the Black sea,
and the Pyrenees, still holding the
snows of winlter, wer on the left. I
remember while standing there"- i
"But. Mr. Grey." feebly interrupted
his listener. "I was on Mont Bln i
myself, and really-you'll excuse me-t
but you really must be mistaken In P
your geography.'' t
"Mistaken?" returned the old man
lightly. "Not a bit of it. But I for- s
got; it's different now. You know, my e
dear boy, that since my day tile entire d
map of Europe h~as been changed byg
these awful wars, and so of course you
can't appreciate what it was fifty years b
A deranged man named .foseph
Kordeck blew up a house in Chicago y
with dynamite on Sunday killing two
little children and injuring otiers,
besides hurning the houseI
TWO CASES OF TYPHUS.
Story of a Turkish Doctor and 9
Mr. Oscanyan in his book, "The Sul
tan and His People." says that a Turk
Ish physician was vnlled to visit a man
who was very ill of typhus fever. The
doctor considered the case hopeless,
but prescribed for the patient and took
his leave. The next day. in passing by.
he inquired of a servant at the door if
his master was dead.
"Dead:" was the reply. "No. he is
The doctor hastened upstairs to ob
tain the solution of the miracle.
"Why," said the convalescent. "I was
consumed with thirst, and I drank a
pailful of the juice of pickled cab
"Wonderful!" quoth the doctor. and
out came the tablets, on w11iich he
made this inscription: "Cured of ty
phus fever, Meheied Agha. an uphol
sterer, by drinking a pailful of pickled
Soon after the doctor was called to
another patient. a yaghlikgee. or dealer
In embroider.ed.handkerchiefs. who was
suffering from the same malady. He
forthwith prescribed "a pailful of pie
kled cabbage juice."
On calling the next day to congratu
late his patient on his recovery he was
astonished to be told that the man was
In his bewilderment at these phe
nomena he came to the safe conclusion
and duly noted it in his memoranda
that "although in cases of typhus fever
pickled cabbage juice is an efficient
remedy it is not to be used unless the
patient be by profession an upholster
A Poor Compliment.
"People don't often insult you when
they mean to be gracious," said an art.
Ist the other day. "Insults are the cre
ations of ill nature and not mere mat
ters of words. But I had an experi
ence that made me laugh and yet irri
"Somebody take one of your snow
scenes for a spring landscape?" in
quired an amiable frienid.
"No," replied the artist: "this was
not a matter of professional pride. A
tradesman sent me a bill in which he
nintentlally charged me only about a
third of what I owed him."
"Thought he stood a better chance
of getting It, I suppose," iuterrupted
the facetious friend.
"Now, hold on. Billy, and let me tell
the story. Well, that was the second
time he had sent a bill for less than I
owed, and I wrote him a note calling
his attention to the error. This morn
ing I got a letter from him in which
he 'thanked me for my honesty.' A
man may thank you for your courtesy
or for your kindness, but when. he
thanks you for being honest it Is an
nsult. One might as well praise a
man for not beating his wife."
The Soil Wax Not Congenial.
It was Aunt Rebecca's first visit to
er niece, a city girl who had married
& few years before and begun house
keeping in a pretty town in southern
"Myrtle," she sald, looking out of the
itchen window one morning, "you
ave a fine patch of ground here that
eems to be going to waste. Why don't
ou plant peach trees? They grow
eautifully in this clmate."
"No, aunty," replied the young wife;
~the soil Is too poor. I have tried It.
ou remember those canned peaches
ou sent me year before last? They
Vere the finest I ever saw-finer than
~ny that grow here. Well, I saved the
tones, and, without saying anything
: Robert about it, I planted them out
here In the Ja rd, but not one of them
ver came up-not a single one!"
The Royal Color.
Purple has always been considered
he royal color. The ill fated Charles
. was, however, at his own desire,
~rowned in a robe of white. Although
e was seriously reminded that of the
:wo exceptions to this rule, Richard II.
.d Henry VI., who wore white satin
obes at their coronations, both had
tome to a violent end, one at Ponte
~ract castle andl one in the Tower.
harles I. was resolute in his decision,
mnd, when, twenty-three years after
ard, almost to a day, his body was
~onveyed to its grave through a heavy
nowstorm, the superstitious could not
ielp remarking that the third "white
ng" had suffered a violent death.
t. James Gazette.
An Optimistic View.
The invalid looked out of the window
lust as a hearse went by, and he
"Dye mind, Biddy." he said, "It's
worth the dyin' to have a ride in a
hing like that. with the 'feathers on
op an' a man with a bug on his hat,
in' you beiu' gr-reater an' more nicis
ar-y than the marshal iv a St. Path
-ic's day parade. There's waust In
ere life ye're the whole thing, an'
a's whin ye're dead."-Chicago Post.
The Sensible Thing.
Schoolmaster -What Is the meaning
if one twenty-tlfth?
Boy-I-I don't remember.
Schoolmaster-It you had twenty-five
riends visiting you and only one apple
or them. what would you do?
Boy-I'd wait till they'd gone and
hen cat it myselt.
Von Blumer-I wonder what kind or
ieoole have taken the house across the
Mrs. V'on Blumer-I don't know. I
vas out the day they moved in.-New
Why a Man Shouldn't.
There are two thiogs that should
ep a man from worrying-if he have
io reason for worrying, there's no use
rorrying; it he have a reason, there is
o use.-Los Angeles Herald.
A Telephone Deal.
A dispatch from U nion to The
tate says L. W. Floyd has solti his]
tire interest in the telephone busi
ess. The system at Union and at
partanbuag. Greenville, Green wood,
hinton. Prosperity and other places
as been sold to the Southern Bell
lephone and 'Telegraph company.
he news (of the saie does not take
cry wvel. as it will give the Bell sys
m full control: then on the other
nd the home system has run down
that tihe Bell taking charge it is
>~ed good service will be given and
iat instead of having to take two
hones one will give all the conn'-c
A Pennsylvania woman has brought
ut for $1.5 against a man who couit
i her for- eight year-s and~ linally i
cdd not to marry her. The
partanhurg .Journal thinks the not
-ity (if being appr-aised at $15 would
eregarded as someltinIg of a punish
cnt by aj sensitive man.
EowAno Schmidt, a member of a
)otbal team at Staunton. Ill.. was
jured on Monday in a game with a
.a uitem and died i ten min
The Killing of a Big Rhino on the
Be.nka of the Nl1ei
I was dashing along, confident that
the rhino must be far ahead; when Zak
wanji whistled. I could see nothing till
he Ipointed out the brute lying quite!
close to me. The sun beating on her
mud caked hide made It blend so per
fectly with the red earth and yellowish
grass that I should have walked right
up without seeing her. She sprang to
her feet. We both fired. She made a
short dash toward us, but thought bet
ter of it and rushed down a small slope
on to a flat bed of short reeds. Here
she turned again and defied us. Again
the heavy guns roared. She spun round
and round several times, staggered, re
covered and dashed off- only to stop,
however, under the next tree. The .303s
cracked, and in a wild chorus of thank
ful yelis she toppled over, rose again.
spun round and finally subsided into
the grass. We went up quite close to
finish her. She fought hard to rise and
have a last charge, but the little pencil
like bullet again sped on Its sad errand,
and the game old relic of prehistoric
times breathed her last. We were sad
men as we gazed upon her grotesque,
misshapen form. Somehow one feels
such a blatant upstart in the presence
of the pachyderms when one thInks of '
the unbroken line that dates back un-.
changed into the unthinkable ages of
the past.-Ewart Grogan In Outing.
The Headxman's Perquisites.
. Strange and unreasonable laws gear
anteed to the headsman Ihis-full share
of emoluments. He was well paid for,
his work and never suffered from a
dull season. From the towns he re
ceived poultry and fodder, from the
monasteries fish and game. The Ab
baye de Saint-Germain gave hine'eryo
year a pig's head; the Abbaye de Saint
Martin five loaves of bread and five bot
tles of wine. Cakes were baked for him
on the eve of Epiphany. For each leper
in the community he exacted-heaven
knows why-a tax at Christmas time.
Les files de joie were his vassals. It
was his privilege to seize in the mirket
place as much corn as he could carry,
away in his hands, and the peasants
thus freely robbed submitted without a
murmur. crossing themselves with'fer
vor as he passed. He had the power to
save from death any woman on her.
way to the scaffold, provided he were
able and willing to marry her. He was
the first official called to the body of a
suicide, and, standing on the dead
man's breast, he claimed as his own
everything he could touch with the
point of his long sword.-Agnes Rep
pler in Harper's Magazine.
Holman F. Day's "Pine Tree Bad
lads" tells in verse a number of.sto
ries that actually happened "down In
Maine," and are remembered-there.to
day by old narrators. One relates to
Barney McGauldrie, a landlord of that
state, at whose house famous Imen
liked to stay, that they might enjoy a'
Barney was always loyal to his,
friends. At one time a Aiew meat
dealer came to town and tried to' se.
cure the landlord's trade.
"I have always bought meat 'of Jed
daskell," said Barney, "and I guess
I won't change."
"But," said the other, "old Has1efl'
doesn't know his business. He doesn't
even 'know bow to cut meat."
"Well," drawled Barney. "I've al
ways found that he knows' 'enough
about'it to cut sirloin steak clear to the.
horn, and that's good enough for me."
The Penguin's Bump of Locality.
On shore the penguin Is an awkward'
creature. Water is Its element Whens
hunted on the ice floes, the birds gens
erally try to run away in an uprighti
position, but just as the hunter thinksi
he has got one the bird lies down on itaJ
white belly and paddles along over the'
snow very quickly, the hard, smooth~
quills slipping over the snow crystals:
almost without friction. A rarksip
characteristic of the penguin is blst
bump of locality. Both on shore andi
in .the water he never loses his way.
To human eyes one ice nloe Is precihely
like another, but under that roof of'
similar ice floes I have seen a penguin
of the larger species find Its mate on a
foe after diving and swimming for a
full mile under water.-Leslie's.
An Infallible Result.
Briggs-My wife has had a wonde
ful cure. She has recovered her voice
after being unable to utter a word for'
nearly six months.
Griggs-You don't mean It! How did'
It come about?
Briggs-In the most unexpected way.
We happened to call at a neighbor's
where they were playing cards. We
thought we might as well take a hand.
What was the result? In less than five
minutes my wIfe was asking -In a
strong, clear voice, "What's' trumps?'
An unconventional preacher under
took to give his hearers a vivid con
ception of eternity. This Is the way
he did it: "If a little sparrow were to:
dip its bill in the Atlantic ocean and'
take one drop of water and then take
one hop a day across the country and:
put that drop in the Pacific ocean and:
then hop back to the Atlantic, one hop',
a day, until the Atlantic was dry as s
bone, it wouldn't be sun-up in hades."-!
bad Beginning Makes quick Eammuge
"So the engagement's off?'
"Yes; she advised him to practice
economy, and he started in by gettIng:
her an imitation diamond."-Detroit
Russians who are relIgIous do not eat
pigeons because of the sanctity con
ferred on the dove In the Scriptures.
Gab Is nine points In an argument
MRs. W. S. McLean of Covington,
Va..- shot and killed her 13-year-old:
;on Saturday night, having mistaken
'iim for a burglar trying to enter the
'ouse. lie was returning home from
frolic in Hlalioween disguise.
A WELL to do negro in Missouri left
ls three daughters at home while he'
sent to a circus, and while absent.
:h~ey were assaulted and murdered.
negro has been arrested who says
:e saw another negro kill the girls.
IT is understood in Atchisoh, says
he Topeka, Kansas. Journal, that a
riw preacher. who wears a plug hat
rgulary. is coming to town. He
von't wear the plug hat very long.
Xbout tne end of the second week he
vill become tired of being taken for a.
or doctor or a patent medicine
picler. and it will be to the rummage
aie with the plug.
-'rat men were killed and three
;eriously injured by a gas explosion at
~iagara Falls on Friday night.
REV. Dr. Benjamin De Costa of
%w York is reported to have describ
d Newport as a cakewalk ornament
r with divorce papers.