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Xorc: Many readers will he pleased o d acquaintance. It is one of the eems of the baseball diamond and chock full "pieces to speak" in existence.?Kditors It looked extremely rocky for the Mi The score stood four to six. with ja So. when Cooney died at first, and 1 A pallor wreathed the features of tl A straggling few cot tin to co, leav With that hope which sj.riiics eten For thev thought if onlv Casev eo * -- - w- : . . -.i /v. anev a puc up even money, wuu vu But F'ynr preceded Casey, and like And the former was a pudding, and So on that stricken multitude a deal For there seemed but little chance But Flynn let drive a s:ngle. to the And the much-despised IFakcv tore 1 And when the dust had lifted, and There was Biakey safe on second, ar Then from the gladdened multitude It bounded from the mountain-top. It struck upon the hillside, and re Ik For Casey, mighty Casey, was advai There was ease in Casey's manner : There was pride in Casey's bearing And when., responding to the cheer No stranger in the crowd could c Ten thousand eyes were on him as Five thousand tongues applauded hi: Then, while the writhing pitcher gi Defiance glanced in Casey's eye, a sr And now the leather-covered sphere And Casey stood a-watching it in ha C'ose by the sturdy batsman the b; "That ain't my style," said Casey. From the benches, black with people Like the beating of the storm-wav "Kill him! kill the umpire!" shoul And it's likely they'd have killed hii With a smile of Christian charity grea He stifled the rising multitude; he He signaled to the pitcher, and one But Casey still ignored it; and the "Fraud!" cried the maddened thoi But one scornful look from Casey a They saw his face grow stern and c< And they kenw that Casey wouldn't The sneer is gone from Casey's lip, h He pounds with cruel vengeance h: And now the pitcher holds the ball, a And now the air is shattered bv the Oh, somewhere in this favored land t . The band is playing somewhere, and And somewhere men are laughing, a But there is no joy in Mudville?mi | THE LAWY1 a? fr. j f. .:;j!atiorv in Real Esl P? d? : ?.. C-IARLES BONNET, ESQ., ianHBMaHHnRZjaaaBaaHBMBnni v fcrj |r~j| OME years ago an old resi(yi^iyj dent of Philadelphia died W childless, leaving a small j * estate "which he directed [Sjj M\ by his will to be equally divided between his widow and his only sister. The estate consisted of a substantial home in the city and an acre of ground in the country, besides some money in bank and a few well-invested securities. The sister resided in a distant State, and in AVAcfo minrhf lin nrO*\ uiuci mm uu uun^oic un^ub m. erly cared for. she engaged the services of an attorney at Philadelphia; the widow in like manner, being ignorant of such matters, employed me as counsel to see that she also was protected in her rights under her husband's will. The personal estate of the testator was easily divided, but it became necessary to sell the real estate and divide the proceeds. For the home place we soon found a purchaser who paid for it in cash. The lot of ground in the coun _ try was not so easily disposed of. It was situated in a pleasant part of West Philadelphia, out ou the Darby road, not far from the Schuylkill, and was at that time laid out on the city maps as a building site between two streets, but the streets were not much traveled and the country round about was thinly and poorly settled. Long after the money and stocks which the old gentleman left had been shared between his widow and sister, and long after his old home had been sold and the proceeds of its sale distributed as he directed, the country lot remained on our hands. The sister's attorney and myself advertised it in all the city papers, as "for sale, cheap, to close an estate;" we mentioned it to real estate agents, who also advertised it as "a special bargain in suburban property." but all to 110 purpose; it would not sell. For more than two years this little acre of land remained to perplex and prevent us from effecting a final settlement of the estate, when one day it occurred to me to buy the ground myself. I did not want it and had never seen it, but if I could purchase it at a price which all the parties interested might agree upon as fair, the estate could bo settled. and some day the poor acre which had so Ion? begged a purchaser might prove a bonanza to my children. "Who knows?" said I. "Stranger things have happened and happen every day." I made the proposition of purchase first to the attorney of the sister, mentioning the amount which I would pay and all the details of settlement. He wrote to his client, and in due season my offer was accepted by her. Then I made the same proposition to the widow, my own client, advising her before accepting to make thorough inquiry among her friends as to the propriety of so doing, It is a position of extreme delicacy when an agent or attorney undertakes to purchase for himself the property which he is employed to sell to others, and no one can safely occupy that position without inviting the fullest scrutiny and letting in the broadest day light upon ilie whole transaction. She considered my proposition fully, con suited many persons acquainted witl the value of country real estate (wh< afterward mentioned to me that the; had been consulted), and finally accept eel my offer. In the autumn of 1SS ? ?mmmmm???m TME EAT. to see '"Casey at the T5at." even if it is an of our literature, sparkling Avitli the spirit of human nature. J: is one of the best idviile nine that day: st an inning left t<? play; iu trows did the same. ie patrons of the game. ins there the rest xa' within the human breast; u'.d get one whack. at tiiat sej" at the bat. wise so did Blake, the latter was a lake; of Casey's getting to the bat. wonderment of a!!, the cover off the ball; they saw what had occurred, id Fivnn a-hugging third! went up a joyous ye'!, and rattled in the dell, u?ndcd on the flat; icing to the bat. ic he stepped into his place, and a smile on Casey's face; s. he lightly doffed his hat. Joubt 'twas Casey at the bat. he rubbed his hands with dirt, in when ho wined them on his shirt; -ound the ball into his hip, icer curled Casey's lip. came hurtling through the air, luffhty grandeur there; ajl unheeded sped; "Strike one/ the umpire said. there went up a muffled roar, es on a stern md distant shore; ;ed some one on the stand, 21 had not Casey raised his hand. tfc Casey's visage shone; bade the game go on; >p more the spheroid flew. umpire said, "Strike two." tsands, and the echo answered, "Fraud!" nd the audience was awed; j]d, they saw his muscles strain, let the ball go by again. is teeth are clenched with hate; is bat upon the plate; nd now he lets it go, force of Casey's plow. he sun is shining bright, somewhere hearts are light, nd somewhere children shout; ghty Casey has struck out. EFTS STORY, = )0 tate ar\d What C:r. . &.q==?1> OF THE PHILADELPHIA BAIL t she and her sister-in-law executed to I ?? - .1 - - J i-1* /v * ? 4-U/v *>a ata at? me a uetu ut imr ^iuuuu, iuc uiuu^i was divided between them, and their testator's estate was thus entirely disposed of to the satisfaction of all concerned. I did not undertake to inspect my newly acquired investment until the following spring, when one beautiful Sunday afternoon in early May. I started with my eldest son to see if I could find it. We rode together to the termination of the line of horse cars and then with rapid strides we paced the long street on which one end of my acre presented a frontage, according to the plat, of about one hundred and twenty feet. The "street" on which we walked was sufficiently discernible, and to the left of us, high up on a ridge, was the other "street" on which the other end of my acre presented a like frontage. Landmarks there were none, and although we perceived signs of civilization and modest prosperity all about, here a house, yonder a country church, up on the ridge a cluster of cottages and over there a schoolhouse, I could not locate my own particular property anywhere. We returned home, and a few days afterward I wrote to a surveyor, giving him an exact description of the property and requesting him to survey it for me. "Plant at each of its four corners," I wrote liim, "a tall cedar post, so that when I go out there I can locate the lot and build a fence around it if I . shall so desire." Within a week the surveyor called at my office to say that he had surveyed the ground according to instructions. "And let me tell you that it is a fine lot. too; one of the best in all that region." "Is it indeed! You surprise me. I had supposed it was an inferior property. and on a recent occasion I could not find it. Did you erect the posts as I requested? The mere survey is of no use to me unless you put something on the ground by which I can find its outlines." "Xo. I had no occasion to do that." "Why not?" "For the simple reason that your lot already has a good fence around it, and a fine house within the fence, and a big barn, and a stable and cowshed, and " "What!" I exclaimed, interrupting him in amazement. "Oh, yes; and there are people living in the house, and it is all brand new, and must have cost several thousands of dollars. You don't need to put up any posts." This was startling information, ini deed. i "Is your team at the door?" "It is." "Will you drive me out there at ' once?" ; "I will." During the long drive into the coun. try with the surveyor it became ap parent to me that somebody had either taken possession of my property with the deliberate intention to deprive me ' of it. or else had committed the cgre gious blunder of building on my lot by i mistake for his own. The latter was > more probable unless the surveyor him self was at fault. ] Again, in a carriage, 1 passed over | the same avenue wnich I and my son Lad iravolo:I on foot loss than a fortniirlit before. Hero was tlio church, yonder the schoolhouse, ami up tliore | on our left were the cottages on the riilgo. "There Is your house," said the surveloy, pointing to the rear of the largest and linost of the cottages on the ridge, "and that is your barn on this side of it. Your ground extends from one- street to the other, and this street is tlie roar because tno nouse irouts on the other, tin on the ridge, which is higher and better ground.*' Yes. it was perfectly plain. I had seen this identical place a short time before, but I had not recognized it as my own. because I did not then know that I was the owner of a now house with a tenant in it. and a barn, a stable and shed, on my despised country acre: and all these improvements, being permanent in their nature and affixed to my soil without my consent, wore in law my property. Arrived at rhe house. I observed a pretty front fence newly painted, and a well-laid brick pavement leading from the front gate to the front piazza; in the piazza were hung at intervals baskets of ferns and liowers. and on the lawn were numerous flower beds. ::: ike arrangement of which my tenant had- displayed much taste, and in the choice of flowers a nice discrimination. The house itself was a three-story structure, quite ornamental in style, and the whole premises were very new. In answer to the bell appeared a motherly lady who ushered us into the parlor, which was well, even luxuriously, furnished. A soft carpet covered the floor, handsome pictures adorned the walls, a piano occupied a cherry cor-, ner, and everything in and about the place indicated mat i nnu secured a tenant "who "would undoubtedly take good care of the premises and was abundantly able to pay the rent. The conversation which ensued was positively painful. It appeared that the lady before us was a widow; that her husband had died in the previous summer, leaving her a few thousand dollars, which were all she had; that she desired to purchase a small place in the country where she might end her days, and she had been recommended to this neighborhood: that some friend had inquired about the price of the surrounding property, and at his suggestion, during the winter, she had invested a few hundreds of dollars in a lot on which, as she supposed, she had built all these improvements this spring; that at about the time of their completion she had learned in some way that she had built, not on the property which she had bought, but on the land adjoining; and that ever since the discovery of her mistake she had been in the greatest distress of mind imaginable, because I she feared that the owner of the ground on which she had built would take measures to deprive her of jthe improvements she had made, and thus sweep away nearly all that she possessed in the world. She was not in the least surprised when I announced mvself as the person she had so much dreaded to see. "While the law would undoubtedly give me all the improvements which you have affixed to my soil without any consent on my part," I began, with considerable embarrassment, "you shall continue to own them. My dear madam, do not think that I would do you the wrong of appropriating them." "Oh, it is terrible, sir," murmured the much agitated little widow, with an evident lump in her pretty throat. "You are very generous, sir?but?oh, how will it all end? I can not let you do it. Either you must let me buy your ground or you must buy my house and improvements." I hastened to assure her that I would do anything in reason.. As the improvements were of much more value than the ground, and as she had selected the place for a home while I had bought merely on speculation, I suggested that she should purchase the ground. During the course of the conversation she gradually lost all sense of uneasiness, as it became evident to her that I did not intend to take undue advantage of her error, and when I finally offered her the ground she put a purchase price upon it which I accepted at once. In less than a week she received a deed from me conveying the her the entire premises "with all the improvements thereon" (so ran the deed) in fee simple: I had in exchange more than double the amount of money which I had paid for the property less than six months before: the poor little acre which for more than two years I could not sell to anybody at any price suddenly found a most eager buyer, at a fancy price of her own naming; and I was nut to the necessity of planting posts at the corners of some other real estate. That is the story. It is true that no sooner had the conveyance been effected than I began to wish I had not done it; that the widow insisted on my staying to dinner; and that after dinner she drove me into town behind her spanking bays. But I can hardly suppose that you will be interested in these things?The Fatbfinder. The Hatlcss Fashion an Old One. The fashion in London of going out bareheaded, which is becoming so common. is not a new one. but a return of a very old custom. Time was when only kings wore hats, other people being content with having hoods attached to their outer garments, which they wore or discarded at pleasure. Stow, the historian, mentions that no one wore anything except the Lord Mayor of London, who sometimes donned a hat on state occasions. In the reign of Ilcnry VIII.. lie says: '"The citizens began to wear flat caps of woolen yarn, so light that they were obliged to tie them under their chin, else the wind would be master over tlroin."? London Tatler. - trsKMCNJCMfMrsitsirj? 2 soma Carolina i 2 STATE NEWS ITEMS. \ ?.c\ir\ir\jc\i rvicNjCsiroo Dispensary Election Postponed. The election on the dispensary question in Anderson has been post poned, and it is not known when it will take place. The idea prevails generally that when it is held the dispensary will be voted out. * ? Fire at Bamberg recently destroyed the depot of the Southern railwav with freight sheds and platform, merchandise, cctton and freight cars, also damaging stores nearby. The lossei include over 200 bales of cotton and' merchandise, valued at $20,000. Total loss now estimated at $50,000, whicn includes ''amage to stores of H. C Fok and others. * * * Negro Congressman to Chaingang. In an opinion handed down a few days ago, the state supreme court sustains the verdict of the lower court in the case of George Washington Murray, the negro ex-congressman, convicted of forgery and fraud against two ignorant negroes in the matter of land lease, and Murray will have to serve his sentence of three years on tae cnamgang. * ? Bewteen Charleston and Jamaica. The United Fruit company will shortly establish a line of steamers | between Charleston and Jamaica. The line was to have been established sev eral weeks ago, but the storm in Jamaica did much damage to the fruit" crop and the resumption of the line, discontinued here several years ago for the same reason, is only a matter of a short time. To Invite Secretary Bonaparte. In accordance with a resolution ot j city council. Mayor Rhett and several aldermen of Charleston, supplemented by representatives from the commercial bodies., will formally invite Secretary of tl e Navy Bonaparte to visit Charleston at the time of the -presentation of the handsome silver bowls to the cruiser named for the city. The presentation will take place some time next month. i * * Fisher and O'Day Convicted. The jury in the case of the State vs. j Fisher and O'Day, the Health Springs bank robbers, at Lancaster, brougnt in a verdict, finding both men guilty. These arc the men over whose extradition there was much wrangling between North Carolina and South Carolina. One of the men was identified b ya Pinkerton detective some months ago as being connected witn the robbery of the McAden mills safe, when $2,000 in cash and $20,000 in stocks were taken. * New Railroad Organized. The Beaufort and Western railway, under charter granted by the last leg- I islature, has been organized with $250,- | 000 capital, to build a bridge and railroad from Beaufort to Morehead City. It is probable that extensions will also be built later. Directors were elected as follows: F. L. Merritt, R. P. Jones as follows: F. L. Merritt, R. P. Fos ter, M. Manley, W. A. Mace and C. D. Jones. The following officers were elected: Fresident, F. L. Merritt ; vice president, R. P. Foster; secretary and treasurer, M. Manley. * * * Rockhill Wanted President. Professor D. B. Johnson, president of Winthrop college, at Rock Hill, one of the largest industrial institutions for women in the south, has invited the president to visit the college on his appro.iching southern trip. As a member of the board of trustees of the Peabody fund, the president has Ken interested in Winthro? college since its establishment. It will probably be an important benefi ciary of the Peabody fund when it is finally distributed. The president said that arrangements for lis trip had been completed and it would not be possible for him to visit the institution. * * Heyward Meets Roosevelt. An Atlanta news item is as follows: "Governor Keyward of South Carolina will be the guest of Governor Terrell next Fridav and Saturday upon the occasion of President Roosevelt's visit to Atlanta. He will be presented to the president by Georgia's-distinguished chief executive and will have a prominent part in the reception accorded the distinguished visitor. "Governor Hey ward recently advised Governor Terrell of his purpose to visit Atlanta next Friday to conier about the disputed boundary line between Georgia and South Carolina, and at the invitation of Governor Terrell he has agreed to remain over in Atlanta and meet President Roosevelt, lanta and meet President Roosevelt." $ * 0 Mother Saves Her Child. Passengers on the midday Columbia, Newberry and Laurens train tell : a thrilling story of a little child's mi- | raculous escape from death and of a ; mother's l eroic intervention. While J the train was speeding between Little | Mountain and Chnpin, a six-year-cld j bo;.* was standing upon a car seat by an open window* when the rapidly moving trn-n lurched around a cures and hurled the little follow head Ion a I j through the window. The mother, who j I occupied thr? seai behind, quickly i reached fa- over the intervening sera and caught the boy's ankle just us it was disappearing over the siil. Captain .T. S. Land of Columbia, who was sitting opposite, quickly rendered aid and assisted the woman in rescuing the boy. * s Charlestor.ians See President. A Washington dispatch says: For the first time since the appointment of Dr. W. D. Crum, the negro collector cf the ncrt of Charleston, a delegation of Charleston people called on ihe president at the white house. The delegation consisted of Mayor Rhett, former Mayor Smythfi J. F. Ficken. Alocrmen T. C. Peters, R. M. PincKncy and Wilson G. Harvey. Samuel Lapham and J. M. Seignious. They went to Washington to discuss with I C/iii-otortr thp r.TPSPntfltiOTl to the cruiser Charleston of a silver service, and to thank the president for his interest in the Charleston navy yard. Th4 delegation warmly felicitated the president on his achievement in bringing about peace between Russia anl Japan. vpe president re ceivcj the delegation cordially and later, on bis invitation, Mayor Rhett and ex-Mayor Smyth took luncheon with him. * * * Require Better Depot Facilities. The Chiricston city administration proposes to force the railroads to improve the passenger depot accommodations by the enactment of an ordinance requiring better depot facili ties to be in operation by Januarv 1, 190C, under a penalty of $100 for each and ever yday that the new stations are rot constructed and completed, as provided for in the pending bill. It is charged that the Southern railway and the Atlantic Coast Line have very unsatisfactory stations in Charleston, the places being nothing but sheds, with not even the common accommodations and facilities to be found in many small towns. The roads, have been promising a -nicn station for several years, and for various reasons have deferred the construction tu til the limit of the patience | of the city authorities and the public I h's been reached and by the enactj ment of the law. making each road improve its depot facilities, the much desired central station for all trains may be secured to the city. BANKERS IN CONVENTION National Association Holds Forth in Washington ? Thirty.Three Hun* dred Delegates on Hand. There prevailed in the important speeches before the American Bankers' Association, convention in Washington Wednesday the sentiment that financial legislation is necessary. Thirty-three hundred bankers applauded Secretary Shaw to the echowhen he concluded a lengthy address, the burden of which was a panorama of the prosperity of the country contrasted with a monetary system, which is inflexible and liable thereby to bring disaster at any crucial time. Frank A. Vanderlip, of the National City Bank of New York, former assistant secretary of the treasury, saw the same prosperity and he also saw dangers. Secretary Shaw suggest| ed a remedy?a heavy taxed national bank note currency, which would be drawn forth at times of unusual demand for money and by reason of the tax be retired immediately upon changed conditions. Mr. Vanderlip had no advice to offer Mr. Ridgley, comptroller of the currency, pointed out the necessity of changed methods in some respects i in the government's supervision of naj tional banks. President Swinnev of the associai tion reviewed its growth and develop! ment for the year. President Roosetroif was snr^nuded and thanked for i his successful efforts in making peace | between Japan and Russia. ; The president received the bankers i and the ladies accompanying them at I the white house. There was music and I floral decorations, but not speeches, j The president shook the hand of ev? j ery one of the visitors and extended | his warmest greetings. j BIRMINGHAM GETS CONFERENCE. i ; Methodists Finally Decide to Hold Meeting in Alabama City. The committee on place of meeting of the southern Methodist conferj ence has decided on Birmingham, Ala., j for the conference to be held in 1906. i j The committee at first selected Birj mingh2m, hut thought seriously of re| considering this decision on account ' of alleged insufficient hotel accommo; dation. It visited Asheville, thought I of choosing that city for the confer! ence but finally decided to make no (.change and meet ii/Birmingham. i / [ ! GRAFTERS' BOODLE I Four Men Made $200,000 in Cotton Leak bcheme. i HOLMES' SHARE $25,017 . k, * I Controversy Between Baggage TransI * . ! rer Companies at Atiaiua rassed ! upon in button bupenor Court. I i The profits 01 me aiieged conspira1 tors in me opeia-iions oaaeu on tne rei cent ie<tn in uie government cotton | crop reports are piacea at approxi; mateiy $iiuO,oiiu, according to an indictment presented m court at New York Friday on tne arraignment be- ' fore United States Commissioner , Ridge way of Freuer;Ck A. Pecknam and Moses Haas. According to charges made in this indictment, Edwin S. Holmes, Jr., assistant statistician of tne department of agriculture, received $25,017. yig The indictment which was found by a grand jury in Washington on October 3 is against Edwin S. Holmes, Jr., and L- C. Van Riper, as well as against Haas and Peckham, and charges all four collectively with having conspired to defraud by procuring advance information from Holmes concerning the government's cotton I crop report. -vp 1 It sets forth in full many copies of ! telegrams and also of checks which i passed between. the accused, tending j to show that a conspiracy existed, j One of the checks, dated December ' j 12. 1904, drawn on the Second na| tioral bank, of Hoboken, and signed j by Lewis C. Van Riper, calls for th'f i payment of $24,250 to M. Haas, of : j which sum it is alleged, Haas paid ;;; j Holmes $14,250 in cash. Many other - . minor checks for sums ranging irom ... $100 to $500 are set forth in the~in- ' ^ Jggj dictment. In addition to another check signed by Van Riper and payable to Haas on the same bank for $38,292, . ^ | dated December 31, i904. Of this sum, '20k It is claimed, Holmes got $10,757. . Counsel for the defense moved for the discharge of the prisoners on the fi ground that the charge as alleged did ' not constitute an offense against the government. , -J|| ! The hearing on the motion was adjourned until October 21. * "vj PHILADELPHIA GRAFTERS Arraigned In Court on Charge of Consplracy to Defraud City. Charged with conspiracy to defraud the city, Abraham L. English, former j director of public safety, and John ' W. Henderson and Henry E. Baten, ;Jh j members of a contracting firm; Philip j H. Johnson, an architect, and James j D. Finely, formerly a building inspector, were arraigned for a hearing in Philadelphia Friday before Magistrate Eisenbrown. The prosecution was instigated by *5 Mayor Weaver, and is the result of an investigation made by W. Bleddin Powell, city architect, into the construction of one of the buildings of the new city hospital for contagious diseases/The contract for the building ^ was awarded to Henderson & Co., on March 6, 1903, the price being $142,*, 700, but was disregarded in many particulars. Former Judge Gordon special conn- 1 sel for Mayor Weaver, offered in evidence the proi>osals submitted by f Henderson & Co. The items included j one for the entire work without tiling j at a cost of $133,000; one for the work I with tiling at $142,700, and a third | without tiling and with maple instead -pH j of mosaic flooring -at $125,000. There was little tiling, some of the . rooms were not plastered, and where the specifications had called for brick walis plaster and expanded wire were m used. Instead of- Mosaic flooring the - ~ -r' builders had substituted maple many of the rooms and corridors. In! stead of the 101.119 pounds of steel . ; only 26,000 pounds had been used. Al! though the contractors were paid in H full for their work. City Architect Powell testified the building is not complete. I WANT tAFT ON THE LID, Panamans Ask Wap Secretary to Be Present on Anniversary. 'i/ i I If the wishes of the people of j Panama are to be acquiesced in, Secl retarv Taft will time his intended visit i to the isthmus that he may be there ! ! November 3, the anniversary of the i separation of Panama from Colombia ! This day Is to be celebrated as a nai ' M ' tional holidav, and a special and urg ent invitation has been extended to ~ ' the secretary and llrs. Taft to par- /,v i ticipate in the celebration. ! - ^ ; ? i ESTATE OF JOE JEFFERSON. i > ! Noted Actor Left Real and Personal i Property Worth $136,520. j The appraisal of the property left by j Joseph Jefferson, the actor, who died ! last April in Florida, as filed in in the Kp j surrogate's office at New York Stetj urday, shows that he left real estate in the sta.e to the value of $115,000 j sn.i personal property estimated . at ; $21,320.