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1r Emn AL.LEN OPOE. Thou wast all that to me, love, For which my soul did pine: A green isle in the sea, love. A fouSt e All Nihi; owers, ~ ~ d And allthe flowers were mine. At! dream too bright to last: h! starry Hope. that didst arise t to be overcast: voice from out the Future cries. h, no!'-but o'er the Past m gul)lf my spirit huvering iir A , motionless. aghast. o,salas: alas: with me -Me light of Life is oCer Ni ore-no more-no more (Such language holds the soCmn sWa To thd sands uDon the shir Sha4 bloom the thundr-. ted Or th6terieken eagle soar. And all nty day's alr? trances. And ~ ?y rnightly dreams' Are wh' thy gray eye glances, And ere thy footstepgleams In w' ethereal dances, B at eternal streams. T TWO ORPH 8. D iICnnery xxix. REsCUE. or a t Jacques was almost petrified astonishment. That erre, the& r. spiritless cripple, should thus. him, was past his comprehension.. But only for oment did he re main inactive, nd-- then he went to ward the younggirls as if to separate them. "Dare to laa hand on either of them," shoute i rre. as he ran to his wheel and therefrom a long knife which he h en sharpening. "and I will plunge iknif into your hearti" Jacques recoil from before the weapon, and Pi placed himself be fore Henriette a Louise.who clasped in each other's , were awaiting I the result of the: ruggle which was now inevitable. "Your life pay for this!" cried ques, drawinghis cutlass and going toward the brav ripple. "Remember t yQu are brothers!" cried the old wo n, who was now thoroughly frighted. Yes, broth' of old," saidi Pierre, bitterly, he thought of the! rotherly love that Jacques had ever own towardthim,"the sons of Adam; only this timethe parts are changed. and Abel wi.ll Iiil Cain." Very well. iff.ou will have it," ex claimed Jacques savagely, as ne made a -sat Pierre. The struggleibad now commenced. and for a few mo3tz nothing could be heard but the c~hing of the steel, and Jacques' fearfu aths. But it was-not sible for the crip- I ple to hold out log. His brother's weapon was nearly three. 60 g as hisa thd Jacques in. the point of siz, e adstrength In a short time e had received a blow on the shoul from which the blood flowed f re "He is woundedil" ~claimed Henri ette, in a terriblemice. "IKol" shouted~'ierre, hoping to de ceive them as to. nis fast failing stength.. "Isn't that enough, cripple?" asked Jacques, in a mo~king tone, as he stop ped for a moment~o gain breath. "N~o!" shouted the brave boy, "cut again, for while sfie is in danger you may slash my fiesh in ribbons: I shall feel nothing!" Enraged by his words, Jacques sprung upon him with the ferocity of a tiger, and it -at once became apparent tha~t, however brave the boy might be. he could not.withstand. such a furious assault,-and adhat in a very few mo ments the ggls would again be in the power of the viliainous Jacqutes, with nneeodefend or protect them. Hoping that De Vaudrey might hear her, Henriette called in a loud, The cry seemied to arouse La Fro chard from the apathy into which she had fallen, and rushing toward Henri ette, she placed her hand over the girs mouth to prevent a repetition of LSle cry. But that one cry had reached the ears of the man who would have rush ed into certain death at the bidding of ~that voice, and just as Jacques had -.borne Pierre to the ground, and was about to run him through the heart, the door was flung open, and De Vaud rey entered in time to strike Jacques' weapon up from its aim. "Wht is this?" he exelaimied angri y. "A ruffian attacking a cripple: Donwith your weapon, you villian, or by Heaven, I'll beat it out of your h and, and spit you as I would a dog." Jacques could read but very little -mercy in the chevalier's countenance. and he retreated out of the reach of the weapcn. "What right have you to interfere"?" he cried, savagely. " Tou shall pay for this" As the chevalier entered, the old woman, seeing that all was discovered, had gone toward Louise. and was try ing to drag her away, though for what purpose, or what she could hope to el fect by it, it would be impossible to say. But Pierre, who had not allowed Louise to escape from his sight a mo ment, lest in nis rage at being bailied Jacques should attempt to wreak his vengeance on the young girl, now sprung to her assistance, and forcedF his mother to the further end of the room. The chevalier turned his head for a moment to discover the cause of the disturbance, and Jacques, thinking that he hadi an opportunity for re venge, raised his sword to strike. Another moment and De Vaudrey would have received his death blow' but a low, warning cry from HienrietteI caused him to turn his head just in time to ward off the blow. Jacques sprung back to avoid a pass that the chevalier made at him, and thus escaped for the moment. "Now, V-ilian~f, down with your wea pon, I say, and permit tihese ladies to leave this place before you compel me! to punish you as you deserve." As he spo'.e, De Vaudrey moved to ward Henriette. "Ha-ha:'" laughed Jacques. now grown furious. "You punish mxe: So yo nare the lover of the other one. Well, take her and go; leave the little one to me." And Jacques placed himself beor the door with uplifted weapon to pre-1 vent Louise frota leaving the housc. "Scoundrel," cried De Vaudrey, ad vancing toward him. Again the clash of steel rung out in that squalid hut; but this time it was not Jacques who was the victor. He was no match for the chevalier in sword play, and a wvell directed blow made an ugly gash on his wrist, arnd sent his weapon flying out of his hand. Almost at the same moment a noise wes heard just outside of the door la g to the river, and Picard's w.ell known voice was heard. saying "Open-open in tiae king's nme: That cry, so appallng to crimmals, seemed to strike terror to the heart of Jacques and his mother. Pierre ran to the door and was~ un barring it when La Frochard sp'rungr at him with a howl of rage. Segrasped him by the throat, ana~ weak and exhausted as he was by thi -of 'oQed, she had no dirhculty in h~lrowinig himnfanlant he stairs\where she held him tirmly. - "hen in the king's name I will Lopen it for you," again cried Picard, and iurmediately sounds were beard as if some heavy olwj"e w'. hein se-d tO 'oatie.r it doCwnl. Two blows wke:I- sIumeienI lo ane theC w~oim-aten i ites. and a te of soldiers emPed wCi.%th Pica' atthi LheadN-1eaOnz The old woaian cow dNi u . e %r~of-the rowm. :iu*d -tanin sir ..- h):a-k "s a-s pos-ile from l ' -- n ine. Picard. Iol. ,om *.,;?ards uind ihis -oon bound. and not till w ; i \audrey approach len rie* c. and folding her in a loving cii irac,. exc'aimed. in a voice i hat ccii v'yed the world of love he felt for her: "Henriezte, iny love, my owvn. "A second time -1 owe iny life 10 you." said Henriette. in a voice chok ing with emot ion. "No not. to me. replied De Vaud rey, unwilling to receive any praise for what lie had done. "Thank Pie ard, there. whose sellish bravery left me to defend the end of the passage where there were no foes, while lie stormed the front of the eastle. Your cries for help guided ie 1, the rescue.' "Louise, gdrinhn sister." said leniiette-iaking her by the hand and leadifi her forward. "thank your pre 'erver.' The blind iris eves iilled wit h tears. as cIaspinger lhands an11d turn ing her sightle's orbs 1owar!d Where De Vaudrey sLOo. she said, in a trenbling voice .which :arried greater meaning with, it I!an! worris could: "Ah. moieu. y(u do not know from what a 'r'ghtful ate you have saved us." While this conversltion was going on. all eyes were turned toward the orphans, and -Mother Frochard was unnot iced. Tiis was her opport-unity, and she resolved to embrace it. She Ihad no wish to taste the reward which justice had in stc-re for her. and she resolved to escape. Stealing cautiously past the soldiers. she had reached the dojr in safety. In another moment she would have been free; but there vas one in the room who had counted on taking this same Mother Frochard under his care. and that one was Picard. Although his attention had been diverted from her for a moment. his eyes sought the place where she was last standing, and to his surprise, sie was not there. A rapid glance around the room. show-'i the old woman in the act of 1p ::g the door. and ih an instant Patrd's hand was on her shoulder. "Oh. no, you don't. old lady:" he exclaimed. as he obliged her to com back. "You must not run away froma Your dutiful son because he is in a li ile trouble. He'll need your motherly care now, moie than ever." Seein that escaupa wasm and pu'nishnwnL for man' sns near at hand, the old hag broke down most pitiably. and in a most sorrowful voice, whined: "im a poor old woman. I don't know anything about their evil ways." But the appeal was lost on all save poor Pierre. who stood bending over his wheel in an attitude of deep grief. As his mother spoke, lhe held out his hands to her, as thoug~h lhe would bear her troubles asbe had borne his own. uncompaingy "Picard." said the chevalier. "take charge of this worthy couple. mother and son. 3Mv m. c he count, will see to their onis unent. Ol with themn:' Author'ity wats sweet to Picard. and he made the most of it. Turning to the guards. lie said, in thle most emp-j' ous tone: "Take that male. and likewise that femiale villain, to the prision of La Roquette, there to await the justice of our lord. the king." The guards closed around the nris oners. an~d were about to march them o, when the old woman. wit h a whline that was more niatural than her habit ual one. and withi the tears rolling down her villainous face. said: "Please, good gentlemen,.1. am only a poor old woman:" She had forgotten the many prayvers for mere" that had been madie to her by the ooor blind girl, and which she h~ad answered only with blows: As she had sowed, so must she rea p: but in the time of sorrow she had forgot ten the harvest that she must surely gather, and she who had shown no mercy when she would ruin body and soul, now prayed for mercy. To .Jacques' brutal nature such signs of weakness were disgusting,. and ill beitting a Frochard. Hie turned upon her with a savage look. "Stop your whining" he suid, coarsely. "Remember that you are a Frochard!" The appeal seemed to find a response in the old woman's heart. Perhaps she rememlbered that when her hus band was led to the sealfold, not a word of fear escaped him: but he met his doom svith curses upon his lips un til they were hushed by death. Without another word. La Frochard turned to go. and as she passed Pierre he held out his hands imploringly. and in the most piteous v-oice, said: "Jacques, mother. one word before you go.' ~His mother did not notice his ap peal. Her motherly lastinets were long since driad up in' her b)osom. and she did not deign to bestow one glance upon hima. Bunt Jtacques favored him w7ith a sav age look, and ex(claimed, grani "Not') one word: Go . to your tuC fricnds. :end remember th-it vou: sent your brotier to t he seaffld" 'As t iiough t hese words (lid noCt coni vey enoug:1 of the ha1e tha was~ ra ing~ in hils oosomI Jaeque-s sprunr to ward his brot her and ben' hiln Uke reed over Uhe whel In another 1isaat t hte proor crippk' would have recived hs death . as i nadi his distorted lims, at I ;i 1ands of his brother:- but Pcard, .ever watch fl. interrupt'ed hi ir, andi lka wvii beast battled of his re, Ja ZcquesC was led. cursing. aw.a. XV:h~ a lhy'm o' o'rais-e in hei- liea (1id Louti5e leaein os ta d bee I scene of 5'n muuh su'ri '" er.- n' fe-rve n was 1 h silen1 u:-;.r t a. 'i~nriette '1iikred, as. im e arm~ arounda ier 5ist2 r.. nri btod clasp-, ed" in t a the ch1 alI.sh e fre.n 1 5:t nison piae to rea I) :2 rew'.ard of al he I er s adr cjiaducted him. w:' t ' ret tie par:.v. to lDe \Vaidrey.'s houe. some plan of( actionfl r the beiee that shouldit"h co s latn that lH'n tempt to separa e' --'r flrm thle chev in the muinister 51's eeings. andi 'ie were soon to le it . Hardly had :.'' centered. wihn a servant hbrou: hta .Cette for the ee aller, and frm i' sen he knew t1:a1 it was fromt his unPCe Hte opened it, andi read a~oud ch' Eoi lowin' word: Picard a sdis a gua:'d. You wvi I coe' dlirctly o me as' soon00 as you hav 1inished you wor'k, and brinog with i you those ; yu~' ave reseed. De Vaudey hlyl knewv how to in tepette eo fi j th letter. Was it written fra a frendl' spirit, or was hs unlcle still incensed againit i' im zinc ! . ts beyparty wer 6. ho tiofhe mii~r of plice. anti i t V two orphns :a!l ierrf I i :e, va let in n of. I e i ra vini2 rni.' tihe chevalireitered hi. Iun e; u resrie. T4hIle coInt! :ill rouine wer iIn hih 1%~x 1 c iid. I .'a1ek i I n; I Inc Which hle recived-1 froml i)oli; Ihwe him" hlow id:e Were" hIi fear, I hla' hi.: uncle hazd n1,1 r!l1"1d "Llatve you ucedd " se 11: . ithe conntess. in a voye which het edall th e a-liatio .!le fell. " replied his aunt, De. \~atire:(. Cave hecr a waringih 1:mee .hib was observed byv the 'ithin ithe past hoIr, he said. s he pressed the chevalier's lhad. "-I hv -learned the truith. Thet 'i1icont ess asconflessed the secrei whichi has clouded our married life." De Vaudrey clasped Ihe hiards of hoti. and was abont: 1() spek, when the count pmt errl: im :!. I ask your pardon. che'.ili for all I have ie yol slieitr. I i.a e done all il In my power to repair the wrong I have done ound withi an hoiur Hlenricette Girard will be here. De Vandrev lociked at his uncle in surpise. lie could not tel. the m:m inV of hi., words: bat at Lit a K brOke over him. 1-nder i he belief that Marianne was lenrie t the count had sent for ie. and the chevalier norw saw an oppor tunitv of rewarding her for tie noble sacrilice she had muade in behalf of the womani he loved. - "Mx child:' exclaimed the countess. "ha you brougt my child im" I have. and she will be here im nA n ashe sooke De Vaudrev left the room. and ret.urned, leading Louise by tile hand. Ovor the meeting between the mother and the child from whom she had been seperated so long we will draw a veil. Such scenes are too sacred for the writer to profane by trying to describe them through the cold medium of letters. While it was taking place The chevalier explained to his uncle tihe saeirin e which larianne had made. and in a few moments all were assem 'oled together. As soon as the dIrst burst of joy was over, LouLse turned to the chevalier. and .said, in a voice that, to Pierre's hungry soul, sounded like music from tie spheres: "xonsieur we are all so happy. yet we must not forget poor Pierre. Noble. brave Pierre: Pierre. Pierre-where is "I remained. mademoiselle.' said 1 Pierre, coming forward. while tearI bedewed 1is elek. and his voice h: - fully iisky and trenulous. to ask tle :rivilege of saying fare wel. You r Igod Ieart wil! ino lOr et the poor cripile?" -Never -n ..er. Pierre:- replied Louise. fervenTly. is she pressed his hard, labor-staincd hands between her thin. wasted ones. "A mother thanks you with more than words," said the countess in an earnest tone. "Let his reward be my care." quick Ilv added the chevalier. and then turn iing to Picard. lie said: "I look to you to see that Pierre wants for nothing until 1 shall have time to provide for him to-morrow.' We will leave the party to their happiness, andl close our story by brietiy relating a few incidents which took ~place imnmediately afterward. Louise was at once placed under the care of thi.: good doctor who would have cured her even when she was only a charity patilent, had he not been pre'v:nted by Mother Fro~chardl. and he gave her mnorher every reason to hope for her recovery. .; last t he day came wvhen ie eopera tion wvas to be performed which shouild show wvheth~er she was to have the use of her eyes or not. and the blind girl bore the pa in. as 'she had borne her sufferings in the home of the Froch ards. bravely. A few weeks passed swiftly away. thanks to a kind mother's and H~en riette's care. in a darkened room, and when she emerged her sight was comn pietely restored. Marianne. trembling for fear that her deception was dis covered, and that Hlenriette was to be made tc* sutfer in her stead, was brought hack by the gnards. and her fears wvere change to Joy when sne learned the joyful tidings of Louise's restoration to her mother. andi Ien riette's happiness. IDe Vaudrev settled a comfortable income upon'her. but she insisted on serving Hlenriet te as maid until such time as she went. to gladden thle homne of a worthy mian. Pierre-good, honest Pierre hadl h's reward here on earth, as we knowv he had it hereafter. IThe Count de Linieres insist edcon be Inlg allowed to provae for him, and now the happy .cripple recived an education such as fewvcouid boatst of in those days, and rose to he oneC of t he most noted advoct Cs in Paris. For his sake the sentence of death against his mfot her and Jaeques was changed to exile, anti we will hope that jal a new country they changed their manner of living, and endeavor ed to atone for the mnany' sins they had commintted. Picard neover again oc cupied the positioni of valet to Cheva lier de V audrey The chevalier pleaded so earnestlyx wv''h his uncle for him, thtat within a m on~th af. er the einsing"~ scenes at 1h boa- se 1e recived( his emn m issio aen::nofI hegad. and alt hangh i.e nevIer oe any nighue.hei: paer I Hi. very impci h ~eill after heo conceived a v i. pss for iih -,uva very li le i Lat ine en*'' : no already inaind. Inini e Deu Va~'s pr-e that s wul oo Bsii. 1:: answere*n:. 'To b nea Lto m5is. Lnd 10 *eya iesem to erei toj secom;lies a; eve eums u ''jvor h ea. ofi inreniing iex c b -.r. y Newhriy bu:as ;.reva ind ia nd tai.mt reowd tsini te. ilLs xxio~ x!it r. <h insr a n mia .oh F~.. Joe. * fdGreenville. Texa wi 'as eot andt kild a th aahote a who wr lowi.ng* hornan onking merry over''; the wiYear. Jones was a on: m~m tr nd e..r* we'~ eus.' rai nlra 'lire.h uul Iii1 ennsylvaia rai-oad wlsdeepitate wiloe ridim' o the top ofv al heiht ea othe ralbin.wh was sng Make stre, werd ii hltolle wirehv BILL ARPS LETTER. ( ristmII as zm I nd ' lea 's. A i.t 9'0 VeaIrs aco there occUrred i Ii blehem. a villago of Ju dea. the meost notable -vent in the world's his I-vr. An event that changed thc I _atendar of time and eclipsed tie creeds and faith of nations, and has established the Christian religion in all civilized countries. This event was but the birth of a little child,.J but no other child wyas ever heral'ded by the an~els singing, "lory to God in the highest. on earth peace and good will to men." From the very first that child was a suspect. and Ilerod was alarmed. 11, was not a Jew. but was a con vert to the Jewish religion, and it was whisoered to him from many sources that the child was the son of God. and would grow up and rule the people. and take his kingdom away from him. le did not believe it. but it alarmed him. for it came to him from many wise men. and he deter mined t.. put an end to it by killing the child. In the meantirne the angels came and spirited the child and its mother away by night to Egypt. Nobouy in I "ethilcen knew the child or its mother. and so lerod's cruel nurderers could not tind them. Herod said they were hidden around there among the poor people. and so to make it sure he ordered the murder ers to go from house to house and kill every child under two years old, and they did. Was there cver such bor rible brutalityy It was worse than Pharaoh. who ordered the midwives to kill the male Infants of the fle brews, but to leave the - females alive. Is it not strange that men could be found who would kill innocent little children just to please a king? I wonder how they killed them! Did they cut their throats or smother them or knock them '1 the head or stab them to the heartY Did they snatch them from their mothers' arms, while she screamed and begged for mercy Did they leave them there in their blood or throw them :in wagons and haul them away to the potter's fieldY Historians say those miurderers probably killed a thousand, for i hey did not stop at Bethlehem, but went all along the coast region where the tishermen lived. What a creatur-: that man Herud must have been! No wonder that the Lord sent worms to prey upon him and eat him up while he was yet alive. But the little enild escaped and with .1oseph and its mother stayed in i~gypt until Herod was dead. le grew up to manhood and was crucified by His own people and then they be gan to persecute His followers. For about 300 years the Christians were pur.ed and d riven from place to place and suffered martyrdom. for their faith. They had no peace or protec tion until Constantine the Great came into power and took pity upon them. Before that they had no friend at court in any kingdom. In the second century D~ioeletian pretended to tolerate them, while they were quiet and made no public demonstrations, but one time they secured the use of an old church and all gathered there to have service and commemorate the birth of their Sa viour and start the Christian festival. This madec Diocletian very mad, and after the me-n and women and chil dren were all inside and had begun service. he sent some brutes there and locked the doors and barred the windows andl set the house on tire and burned them all up. It is amazing how Christianity could live and sur vive its persecution for the first 500 years. llistory says it is impossibole to esti mate the num'ber of those who suffer ed martyrdom for their faith, but there were thousands -and tens of thousands. Some weie beheaded. others burned, others scalded.- others layedl alive. others thrown to wild1 beasts and others crucitied. Nero had] some of them smeared with tar and ired by night in the public streets. Mfarcus Aurelius had them chained to the seats of redc hot iron chairs. St. Bandiaa and St. Felicitas, who were noble Roman ladies. were compelled to witness the torture and death of their children and wvere then behead d. These are only mentioned as ex auuples of what thousands suffered. lBut neither the wvorld. the tie-sh nor the dlevil could stop the sure and stead~y progress of Christianity. Chris ianity has come to stay. it means a eremony, a festival of love and loyal ty to llim who was horn on that day. n Protestant Germany it is called the children's festival. and they are taught that the Saviour loves them and cares for them and said. " tSuffer little children to come unto mae, for of sum-h is the kingdom of heaven." Christmas signilies a new er-a-ai nev: date to time and chronolgy. The. ligures on every letterhead and on very n-te and account and receipt prove the birth of Christ. Jews, Gen .iles. atheists, infidels, skeptics, ever-y ivilized nation and every man and woman haveo to use these figures whe; her theyv believe in theim or not. t is won-iful, woniderful. And now. .- re .:,ig the Cnristmnas wveek1 ic \ he'N ' ear iret lhancl. De anb.r :3 m.t. iot b tie e-xact anni -u- of t he aiur's bu'ih. and there are n~e. lear-shephcrd's did not ;, ehz Owir li4eks~ by inigh:t in mid ir' \'ril. D tht as it may, the -.saso to- third centur-y. Mr ors tfibe chu;-rch, met and miile it -. ;iy ble ''-tival to be held' in-.\r--. a VnMy But a hundor d yer -.0 - C::-ri! had the P'.pe and I'h -rh a-0od t1 miee and fix a dlay. ''d;esian and1 af er'l1ng consul h:. o h m ~ orty and the rest cn-ur t m!vw.ld be- r suit the miasss Hut. myyu fis. Christman s a---i--n--fy -ite aniidiess. a timn frpe::e.e :mdl gori wvill. It. is a timeI to give -ltts and make little presents. an d to bighidt en up the hoi;:zs of the p)oor. This is better than lire-works ndI noise. and is far more apprcpr-iate o the day. keep your fireworks for. lie I-our'th of Julmv. The wvlse men( brouhit to thec inr(nnt Sav-iour gifts osy !s-and". if we haIve nlothfing I else to give. we cnn certainly givea sm'iI leo ose we im-et and wish them happy Christmas. 1 ut what about the New Year-- I 19 V Why does it begin with . an-1 -ay it look-s like that everytjhin those~ old ILoimans did has come down the corr-idors of time and sticks to us. ald Janus was one of tiheir favoritei gods. IHe had two faces, one to lookl ack and the other forwa rd. E ntil I 250 years befoure Christ the Romans i ad but eight months in the year, so N uma: added twvo more and named hem .hanuary and Fecbruary. Latei t idded two more, and named them for themselves-July and August. But r.h& Christian world was not satistied 'o let January be the first month. and imtil the eighteenth century they Ihe ran the year with March 21 or April t. when the spring opens up the earth Lnd the sun crosses the line. It has Is )een only 200 years since the leading I Thristian nations agreed to the j :hanges. It was a great mistake. and'1 a hey should not have done it. The -e New Year ought to begin with the U ;pring, when the.bg6 to' sing tnd the flowers to bloom. ~~d :hink so? Bill A . STATE HOSPITAL CROWDED. s rhe Board of Regents Makes an Ap- r peal in its Behalf. The board of regents of the hos )ital for the insane held their annual neeting Wednesday and prepared the a report to the legislature. One very mportant recommendation will be ;ubmitted to the general assembly. The hospital is taxed to its utmost ind the board feels more than ever the s ecessity for economizing space. There are many persons cared for as patients who. properly belong else where. They are indeed wards of the State in their helplessness. but is this the place for them? The regents think that as .the county jail is re lated to the State prison, so should the county home be to the State Hos pital for the Insane. - There are in the latter institution persons of depleted mentality, idiots, imbeciles and others as harmless, who :ould be cared forin thecounty homes ind who should be in order to make room for those more deserving of the medical attention of tl-e State hos pital. The natural antipathy toward in asylum has been lessened In recent u years and by the display of tact, it is believed by the regents, that the coun r ty home will lose its repulsiveness to a ome who now prefer the seclusion of the State hospital. The board endeavors to impress. apon the general assembly that the onstitution makes it mandatory for each county to have a home for its dependents. and it is urged that the legislature take some steps. toward c leveloping the several county institu tions into places fit for the reception t of harmless and helpless feeble mind ed persons. These recommendations are in keep ing with the poiicy of the superinten :ient. Dr. J. W. Babcock, whose ad ministration has been mest success rul and most satisfactory. He is frequently placed in a very trying a position. With the institution rowded, he is constantly besought to take "just one more," when some time that one should be taken care of by the county. t During the year now ending, one of the oldest and most useful members f the board has passed away-Mr. 1 Anthony White or Sumter. He has e been succeeded by Dr. W. W. Ray of Rihland county. The term of Dr. B. W. Taylor of Columbia expires in the year .at hand. lHe will be reap pointed to continue his long and ap- , preciated service. The members ofc the board of regents are not elected by the legislature, but are appointed by the governor. THE HONOR ROLL. a Df the Men in South Carolina Who First Favored Cattle Raising. a This is an appropriate time and r place to give an hon nor roll of the ren in South Carolina who have first stamped their approval on the beef attle business, availed themselves of ' i new development ;n science, andt backed their judgement with the price necessary to buy the cattle listed be ow: T. W. Morton, Plum Branch, red t short-horn bull Royal Victor 117909 calved Sept. 1900); Geo. W. Fairey, Fort Motte, red Short-horn bull Red Duke 172205 (Dec. 1900). and red horthorn c'>w Golden Countess (Jrune,t 1901). Bryan Bros., Allendale, redt Short-horn bull Son of Prize Cup 116006 (July, 1900); D. HI. Rush, Elloree, red Short horn bull British e Prince 1711906 (.July. 1900): W. R.i Walker, Union, roan Short-horn bull t Earl 11arry Smock 163610 (March. 1900), roan Short-horn cow Airdrier Belle Bates (May 10. 1901). Polled e Durham cow Gladys Royal (190)1) andi aine grade Short-horn an'd Polled D)ur ram heifers: Jno. L. Kennedy. Wide- t mans, red Short-horn bull White (Aug., 1900), and red Short-horn cow d Royal Duchess .30th (Nov., 1901),. esides he has the roan Short-horn cow Annie Foster which he bought in a~ Kentucky; P. B. Day, Trenton, red t mnd wvhite Short-horn bull Cherub of c NIt. Aetna 2nd (Aug., 1900); Holder S:. Alexander, Pick-ens, Ilereford bull' r Sir William Cloud 116511 (April, t 1900): T. K. Elliott, Winnsboro. d lereford bulClimax 110->11 Sept.. i00): A. Plummer Burgess, Summer- t :on, Hereford bull Sampson 5th r 109916 (July, 1900: Redtearn Bros.. j iIt. Croghan. Aberdeen Angus bulls I Fairview .Justice 46:303 (.July, 190J0). 5 iairview lDuckeye (March. 1901l). and a :berdeen Angus cow Jewess :34th b July, 1900): .Jno. V. Wardliaw. San- u over, red Shorthorn cow Semrinole No. 1)01), besides he has the roan h ort-horn bull Duke 2ndc and cow f; Mavina lbght in Kent~ucky; B. H. t, Brwn. Chbarlesion. red horr-horn a ai Walde:r~a 18u-W>H (.July- 1931). ~nd red ina.r.t-h',rn rowj~ Lady Golid :ust. (August. 1901): J. Rhietc Cope- r and Cliniton. 4 redShot-born bull- e e'ny Ljrd Hlio (ui.. 1901): E. S. : ddieni. N.inety Si. red road 1Polled e :lrchi. 1901): W.V A. Ficking 1. *es, e ma .rolled D uraii b ul A\lphons~o a Kennedyv'i-. Tfroy. I ICIreford Gul Love- a a's i~red 1.50t (.Jan.. 19:2)-. andla ive grade~ k Heford lie; ers. Clemrson Isi ollege. red Short-horn bull Nonesuch a 3:7017 (Aug. ]898). red and white c hurt horn bull1 Mount Aetna Butter forth 18:.5'7t (sept. 1900). A berdeen o ngus ball Fairview Blucher -16340 b Jiune. 1 900). H ereford bull Corretta Id Boy :3rd 11:104:0 (March. 1902). red~ udm white Pdlled Durhlam cow .irair-I 10lm Rossamnond 10th (.July, 1901), tl ,nd red P'oiled Durham cow Princess li lloom :3rd (July, 1901). The college ei as also bought recently a choicely b red young Jersey bull from Indiana. ej All of the above listed cattle except jli :w were inoculated at the Sout:. a Jarolina experiment station before be og shipped to the owners, and all iave been or will be expossed to Te.xas mr ever along with native cattle. B3e- e ides these, sixty-seven grade cattle ti !ave been inoculated, making 120 in f 11. and so far as is known only one or f .wo of all of them have died of this 8I EAD WIVES IN PLENTY. '::r -e H ave Appeared to Claim Dai. ages ior One Man's 1leat h. A dispatch from Greenville to The tate says the fearful accident that efell train No. 39 on the Southern 'ailway not far from Spartanburg bout a month atro is destined to be ome memorible. not only on accoud f the uumerous law suits tht i t occgurof tcye een t ements tobert impson. the cojlrer man who was illed in he accident. was an exten [ve ai1 iberal patron of tile matri njuLi ti:,tate. Lie was wet a multi iillionaire liCe tile Ii te Setator Fair. .hose e.,tate va mn litigatioa for uite :.sile on account -or numerous )atrli.uwnial alliances on his part. but Lobert Simpson greatly resembled the nator in the other particu!ar, and cording to the latest disclosures he as the reputed husband of three :n, with several cojunties to hear ro:v. His- worth from a pecuniary. oint of view has largely increased ince thc untimely and sud:!en exit 7as made by him from this mundane pirere. and he will continue to grow . hmportance as the lawyers make a bree-cornered fight over his estate, rhich is to be acquired from the cof !rs of the Southern Railway. and is come a bout in this way. The departed Simpson was a citizen i Greenville. and his remains were rougnt here soon after the accident >r burial, but the funeral pageant as spoilt by reason of the fact that a irther removal of the-dead body was >ade to Pickens county. where the iterment did actually take plaee, ahd hereby hangr. a tale. McCullough & IcSwain, attorneys of this city were terviewed by a negro woman who laimed to be the wife of Simpsoaand rtavith an application was made to udge John C. Bailey for letters of ad inistration upon the estate -of the foresaid Simpson of which due adver isement was made according to law, necessary prelude to bringing au Aioln against the Southern Railway Dr damages in such cases made and rovided. The lawyers of Mrs. Simpson No. 1 id not suppose their client had any ompetition In the procedure, and ence regarded the letters of adminis ration as a matter of course without heir prompt attendance upon the ourt of probate, but when they ap eared before Judge Bailey to get the atters issued to No. 1. they were as onished to find that 1No. 2 from Pick ns county, who is represented by Mr. . F. Ansel, had secured the covete6 uthority and was duly quali tied as dministratrix. This opened the way or a legal light at once, but later in rmation egave even greater zeSt to he situation, when it was ascertained hat through an attorney in Spartan urg No. 3 had obtained letters of ad inistration in that county, and a laim of $20,000 had been died on ac ount of the loss sustained by this in onsolable relict of the muchly-mar ed Simpson. When this complication rose the attorneys with orig~inal arisdiction served notice upon Mr. hos. P. Cothran. counsel for the huthern Railway. that No. 1-was the nly and truly legal representative of he lamented Simpson, and that all thers from whatever ouarter they ay come are spurious claimants and ,rrant imposters, who are seeking to roit by a casual acquaintance with he deceased. The triangultr battle ril be fought on scientii. lines, and L would not be surprising to find the stute railroad attorney seeking to rove that the aforesaid Simpson was lever married at all. Her Memory is Sacred. Some Southern ladies living in >hiladelphia and members of Grace remple. the great Baptist church of hat city, proposed that a memorial ablet to Winnie Davis should be laced in the church. The church as a tablet to the late President Mc Einley and these good women memn ers, it is supposed, wishing to mphasize the abolition of sectional sm suggested a similar tablet to the aughter of President Davis. A few aembers objected, and the ladies aaking the proposition requested the ile committe of the church to allow hem to withdraw it, which the comn aittee did. The tila committee is evidently omposed of broad minded men, and a allowing the ladies to withd raw heir regnext to erect the mnemorial to Vinnie D~avis rebuked s;everely the arrow minded memnbcrs who object d to it by the adoption of a resolution a which they said "that the reqluest f the Christian ladies to withdraw heir offer to insert a tablet to the aeory of MIiss Winnie IDavis in the ecrations on the walls of the temple ,e granted. but that the commnittee e instructed distinctly that no such pplication to insert tile or tablet to he memory of any respectable man r woman shall ever be declined for oitical, parental or social reasons, or because of the locality in which he deceased may have been born or We think the ladies in withdrawing be request to erect the tablet did the ight thing. The memory of Winnie )avis is sacred to the p'eople of tile outh, and, as the Atlanta Constitu ion says "a tablet to her memory in ny location in Philadelphia would e manifestly misplaced and tnose ho knew her gentle nature, her atriotisma as broad as the union and er utter lack of resentment for the te of the Lost C.. 'se. would be sorry > have any graveu name of her se p as the target of its spite anti eers. It is wholly unnecessary to spose the memory of the dead )aughter of the Con ?ederacy to thle tl spirits of those who are incapable festimating her character as an ex Iplar of American womanhood. All ver the union, north and south, she 'ent freely and found among the men -ho wore the blue and among wo:nenl 'ho had given their best beloved una sacrifices for the union the wvarme~si :miration aud the rimest friend ips. The act of these objectors, mong the Grace Temple flock of ristians is exceptional. No sane rson in the south will feel resentful rer it. We oniy ask that no occasion o given them to further demean a oad woman's name." A Richmnond. Va., juduge has ruled 3at a man who has been called 'a ar' has a right to strike back. provid he can prove that he is not a liar. ut when a man is called by such all ithet, and it is shown that he isa; ar. the nman in the tirst instance has ~iht to strike back. THrE volcano Vesuvius rises on tile ainland about 13 miles from thec ast. It is encircled by a railway at: le base. and up to tihe hleight of ].900O et is covered with cities, villages, .rmhouses and vineyards. At least 6000O people live in the midst of con nul danger. LEARN!NG A LANGUAGE. it is CompnratSvely Easy to Acquire a Working Vecabulary. "It CD't require any great length of timie to l1r 1:mn.uage if one.-ha: patience." said a :i who- . tered several lanua-:es. " hear a man regret that he is not able to speak French or Gerli's or spa aish or some other la uunrown to him 1 canno. armusement. f ten I might say n ho expres a reg:et of this ort handle English very poorly if that nappens to be their language. "The abances are that their vocabu larIes are extremely limited. and it would probably surprise them to know ihat despite the advantages of birth and education they could not command more than 600 or 700 words in English if their livea depended upon it. Yet they are a ble to carry on Intelligent con-; versation. and many of-them may :e come forcible and even axiomatic in their savings, and they plunge into dis cussions of literature, art, music and other -subjects of such fune elegance and do it rather successfully too. "Now, how long ought it to take for a raan to learn 600 or 700 or even 1.000 words. In any language? Certainly it ought not to take any .great length of time, and from my own experience I know that it does not Of course I am not speaking now of mastering so that one can get the full benefit of all the reflnements of speech in a particular tongue. "But I have in mind the idet of speal:Ing intelligibly in a given lan guage and being able to understand perfectly what is said in return. I have a system which I have worked out, and it has been of 'vast beneft to me and has enabled me to learn a number of languages. It occurred to me while I was In Mexico a few years ago on im portant business. "I could not speak a word of Spanish and could not understand tie language. I concluded that I would learn the lan guage. My plan was simply this: I made up my mind that I would not re tire at the close of any day as long as I was there without learnir at least three words In Spanish, bow to pro nounce them, and 'whast they mear.t. That would g'.ve mc nind ty wor:s per month, or sosthrg ovcr 1.000 I: i year's time."-New Orleans Times Democrat. Look Out For Your Pate. A contemporary says "pate" Is slang for head- It Is, eh? Wherefore? Sure ly the word Is used in a trivial or de ,rogatory sense, as noddle. noggin. cra ninum. brainle.n, etc., but its origin Is eminently respectable. Shakespeare says "the learned pate ducks to the golden fool." Pope's.epigram is good: You beat your pate and fancy wit will come; Enock as you please, there's nobody at home. We have "bald pate" and "shave pate." Why, the word Is used once In the Bible, and by David, in Psalm vii. 16, "His mischief shall return upon Als own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate." Ac curately, pate does not mean the head. but the crown of the head.-New York Press. A Forbidden Toptc. "There Is one topic peremptorily for bidden to all well bred, to all rational, mortals," says Emerson, "namely, their distempers. If you have not slept or if you have slept or if you have headache or sciatica or leprosy or thun derstroke, I beseech you by all angels to hold your peace and not pollute the morning, to which all the housemates 1rng serene and pleasant thoughts, by1 corruption and groans. Come out of the azure. Love the day." The quotation suggests that, hard as it is to be an invalid, it may prove al most as painful to be an invalid's friend. Love and Ensiness. "Dear," she said during aninterval of comparative sanity. "promise me one thing." "Anything," he answered, with the recklessness of love. "After we have been married a rea sonable time if we decide a divoree is desirable promise that my brothers, who are struggling young lawyers, shall represent us." - Philadelphia North American. Open Road to Famoe and Fortune "My boy," said the old gentleman in a kindly tone, "there's only one thing that stands between you anid success." "And what is that?" asked the youth. "If you worked as hard at working," explained the old gentleman, "as you do at trying to Snd some way to avoid working, you would easily acquire both fame and fortune." - Chicago Post. The One Quali*oation. "What position wil our friend take on this, momerntous question?" asked the gradlloquent man. "Position?" echoed Sentor Sor ghum absentmindedly. "Oh. he'll take pretty nearly any position that's open, provided there's a salary attached to it."-Washington Star. Too Ccol. "Oh. Major.Bloodgor'e," said girlish gusher. "they say that during the war you were always cool in action." "Cooll" declared the maj~or. "Why, my dear girl. I was so cool that when I shivered people insinuated that I was temling."-Baltimore Hecrald. Assisted. Sarh-Mr. Rippler says that he Is a confirmed bachelor. Susle-But he didn't say that every girl in toin had aisted in confirming him. did he?-Indianapolis News. Some men take pa!.ns naturally, and some give them the same way.-Chi cago News. (as rI'xm ibu:t a state whichaie biory. ( . eokd fvirmers ' a ik ofl this eniv in lie New Year. l' pomiseri. as a' resu: l of ;Phe ingiry I nev i.hmm en m c'mmiri. Coul. f ic-pburn 'harge i''hat ' has b~een thet r..tiec of th corvmission to make t 'aces a~ son of arm' -ad navy o:li-C rs ' ''f ia rank and influenice. as S vCi as~ s"Ins of s atoS and congrecss nen. a. d. tLt se co'nnissionl is pay vo:-th. TaifF Cleavelandi LeaderL s:jys it is shocking to think that f'rty husn Oirds were killed in ()io alone' dulrin't e past seaison to supply adornmenfts~ w r the head of women. Do the gentle le yearers of stole~n plumage ever stop to cl ihink what a sacrifiee of lire thew TWTASES OF tory Of a Turkti. or and Med1$6 Prexeription. an in his hook. "The Sul s Peopie," says that a Turk physician was called to visit a man who was very ill of typhus fever. The doctor eonsidered the case hopeless, but prescribed for the patient and took his iea:e. The next day. in passing by. he inquired of a servant at the door it his master *ras dead. "Dead!" was the reply. "No, he is much beter." The doctor hastened upstairs to-ob tain the solution of the miracle. 'Wiy.," said the convalescent, "I wav consumed with thirst, and I drank a pailful of the juice of pickled cab bage." "Wonderful!" quoth the doctor, and out came the- tablets, on wiich he made this inscription: "Cured of ty phus fever, Mehemed Agha, an uphol sterer, by drinking a pailful of pidkled cabbage juice." Soon after the doctor was'called to another patient, a yaghlikgee, or dealer in embroidered handkerchiefs, who was suffering from the same malady.' He forthwith prescribed "a pailful of ple kled cabbage juice." On calling the next day to congratu late his patient on his recovery he was astonished to be told that the manwas dead. In his bewildement at these. phe nomena he came to the safe conclnsioun. and duly noted it in his memoranda that "althougiin cases of typhuis fever pickled cabbage juice is a.' efficient 1 remedy it is not to be used inless the patient be by profession an upholster er." 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 ptions of Ill nature and not mere mat Lcs of words. But I had an experi eicce that made me laugh and yet Irri ated me." ""co2ebody take one of your snow see:-r. for a spring landscape' in qu:cd an amiable friend. "Nn." replied the artist;. "this was not a matter Gf professional pride. A tr::nman s=_:t me a bill in which he uniutentially charged me only about a third of what I owed him." "Thought he stood a better chance of getting it, I suppose," interrupted 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 be 'thanked me for my honestjy.' A man may thank you for your courtesy or for your kindness; but when he thanks you for beilng honest it is an insult. One might as well praise a man for not beating his-wife." The Soil Was Not Congenial It was Aunt Rebecca's- first visit to her niece, a city girl who had mairled a few years before and begun house keeping in a pretty town In southern Michigan. "Myrtle," she said, looking out of the kitchen window one morning, "you hav'e a fine patch of ground here that seens to be going to waste. Why don't yon plant peach trees? They" grow beautifully in this climate." "No, aunty," replied the young wife; the soil is too poor. I have tried it. You remember those canned peaches you sent me year before last? -They were the finest I ever saw-finer than any that grow here. Well, I saved the stones, and, without saying anything to tobert about it, I planted them out there in the yard, but not one of themt ever came up-not a single one!" The Rloyal Color. Purple has always been considered the royal color. Tjie ill fated Charles L was, however, at his own desire, crowned in a robe of white. Although9 he was seriously reminded that of the two exceptions to this rule, Richard II. and Henry VIL, who wore white satin robes at their coronations, both had come -to a violent end, one at Ponte ract castle and one in the Tower, Charles I. was resolute in his decision, and, when, twenty-three years after ard, almost to a day, his body wats conveyed to its grave through a heavy snowstorm, the superstitious could not help remarking that the third "white king" bad suffered a .violent death. St. Jamnes Gazette. An Opimistic View.. The invalid looked out of the window ust as a hearse went by, and he smiled happily. "D'ye mind. Biddy." he said, "It's worth the' dyin' to have a ride in a thing like that, with the feathers on top an' a man with a bug on his hat, an' you bein' gr-reater an' more nicis sary than the marshal iv a St. Path rick's day parade. There's wanst in . ye're life ye're the w'hole thing, an' that's whin ye're dead."-Chicago Post The Sensible Thing. Schoolmaster -What is the meaning f one twenty-flfth?. Boy-I-I don't remember. Schoolmaster-If you had twenty-five friends visiting you and only one apple for them. what would you do? Boy-l'd wait till they'd gone and t.hen 'at it mysell. Unfortunate. Von Blamer-I wonder what kind of reenrie have taken the house across the way. Mr's. Von Blumr-t don't know. 1 was out the day they moved in.-New York Hlerald. Why a Man Shouldn't. There are two thiings that should eep a man from worrying-if he have o reason for worrying, there's no use oor:ying: if he have a reason, there is no use.-La s Angeles Hlerald. U:.x.' : rr. a farmo~r living: nea r :: t:'. Ird.. li:ves closer th-cn any ter ma,' t' theL center of popuiai.on' s rlv:-i I' the Cnited States ernasus. \ snve slb merking this poirt has e-mi placed in Marr's barn yard. !f he ret urns are to be reliedl on. there e-when1 the eensus was taken I8, ii000~i people in each direction from he farm. THlE polii'e of Was "nton are on he lookouit for "'.iack th~e Spotter." dho has becen :hrowing somne (dark ui-d-ik Cr shoeC pol~ish--unf wonLin he shopping dist ricts. Two years a go he polie 'rre'sted a young foreign r \vho minled in the theaters and ha.pping crowds, slashedl numerous e c'oats 'and dresses. and was styled Jck thc Sl'asher." Kills Himself. Xt Charlotte, N. C.. on New Years t~y. t. H. Madden, clerk at the Cer. 'i Hotel here. blew his brains out tl a revolver. He. resided in Char 4ton for ten years. where he acted as rk of the Charleston Hotel. He