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An old line. ;.n oid gate, an A wild wood, a wild brookIn boyhood i knew them, an J)own deep in my heart's cor Through tear mists behold t 'Mid bee-boom and rose-blo 1 hear them, and heartsick To walk there, to dream ther Around me, within me, the ^ To talk with the wild brook To whisper the wood wind oi When we were old companioi To walk with the morning ai To drowse with the noontide To lie with the night-time ai To tell to the old trees and b The longing, the yearning, a ^ The old hope, the old love, \ The old lane, the oid gate, tl The wild wood, the wild brool In boyhood 1 knew them and | TWO AC By Winifrec ? " AOJ4 OU certaidfb have the most curious friends, Agatha 2 V g Da*:" A p "Do you include yourSco^r self, Kate?" "les, miss. x\notner lump, if you'll be so good, but don't disturb the lemon; it's just rigbt. You make the most agreeable tea in eolJege, by the way. To resume, you have curious friends. For instance, tbere was that gaunt grad from the Middle West, with the sunken cheeks, the voice of a nor-easter, and frizzes. Now who would suppose that a person like yourself?who shows generations of ^ . culture in the very lift of your eyelid and slope of your shoulder?would have taken up with that same grad?" ? . "She was a girl who had never had c good time." "She had a sleepless eye," meditated Kate. "She promised me to go to bed at 10 . every night. She's doing it, too. She * wrote me so." "And that wild little Florida freshman, with the picture hat and hysterics In chapel." j "It was only that once, Kate, and Ruby doesn't have them now at all." "But of all your varied cabinet, Dutcby was the most extraordinary." "Nobody but you ever calls ner Dutcliy now. Kate." "I see her still as she was that first day of lectures, four years ago, so bigbig as to pompadour, side-combs, Jiands, feet, belt-buckle, redolent with perfume as any modest violet, and wearing a pink satin waist, gold chain and earrings! Do you remember how she said 'already' three times the first day she was called upon to recite? Yet Putchy had good eyes even in those days, I grant you?great, black, burning things, that took in everything. Hunger and thirst after knowledge? Dutc-hy has always had that. Think what she has grown to be in four years! The most regal young person in college, the president of the Students' Association, the buyer of rare books and Holbein prints, and fiuaWy, one who never forgets to say bean and ware under all circumstances." "College has done everything for ; her!" cried Agatha, glowing. "Agatha Day has done everything j for her," answered Kate. "I should think it 'would frighten you. Dutcby's devotion. Doesn't it ever?" "No, of course not. I never thought of it that way." "And yet," said Kate, slowly, "and jet Dutchy doesn't in the least appreciate either you or college." "Helen Shelihammer doesn't appreciate college!" Agatha's amazement . was profound. "Kate, how strangely you do talk! Helen worships college! I never knew any girl who loved it so. She says it has meant everything to her; that she Joves every stick and stone of the place: that she would give anything to have the chance of serving the college in any way. She can hardly speak of commencement and leaving." "Nevertheless, Duteby does uot appreciate either you or college. She is taken with the show of things?the show of culture, the show of scholarship. the show of service, even. She thinks that learning and study and beautiful buildings and Greek casts and the Students' Association, too. are college, and they're not. She thinks that your books and your pictures and your dresses and your music and your travel are you, whereas what you really are is"?here Kate, with one of her sudden flashes of great tenderness, stooped to the little figure seated by her knee, and drew her close?"what you really are is the sweetest, sweetest girl I ever kpew." A moment's silence in the twilight, md then Agatha, troubled, for Kate was so horribly prone to be right, asked: "Do you really think Helen has missed?missed?what I most wanted her to get?" Kate, the truthful, answered. "I should not trust her to choose in any crisis the things that you and I count as best. But perhaps I am wrong, so don't worry. Yqu do too much worry injT over the good-for-iiotliinjj. anyway. Why is it, Agatha, that you've been so busy mothering people ever since you came into college?ancient .arails, freshmen in arms. Dutchy. not to mention that sullen and cynical Kate Pratt Higgins?why have you mothered us! ?!;?" I Agatha whispered, '"It v:as mother, i Kaie." j ) HOME. old horse by a tree, they will not let me be; d still they call to me. e I hear them, and my eyes hem beneath the oM-tiin* skies, 0111 and orchard lands arise. vith longing in my soul e. beneath the sky's blue bowl; veary world made whole. : of all the long-ago; : things we used to know as, before my heart knew woe. rid watch its rose unfold; lulled on its heart of gold; nd dream the dreams of old. o each listening leaf s in my boyhood brief. frtnld Men mv hparf of <rricf. he old house by the tree, k?they will not let me be; still they call to me., ?Madison Cawein. )THGRS. 1 Kirkland. They were botli quiet again, thinking of the dead mother of whom Agatha never spoke, whose picture never appeared anywhere in her room. After a while Kate said, "Your mother would be glad about you, Agatha;" and then, because she felt that she had started memories that made Agatha wish to be alone, she pressed a light kiss on the brown curls, and went out. To the chair that Kate had left, the chair on which Agatha had bowed her head, there came a gracious presence. As in the days five years before," Agatha sat by her mother's knee in the twilight fire-glow. She felt a hand upon her hair, she looked up into eyes shining with love. Not a thought had Agatha had in all those five years which she had not spoken into the ear of that shadow mother. ''She knows, she knows, she knows!" said Agath& tp herself. Xow Agatha spoke low: "Mother, is it true what Kate says? 'In any crisis Helen would not choose right?' -Because, if that is true, then I have failed, and you told me to take care of Helen?you told me to take care of her four years ago. I've only two weeks left to be with her; but you'll help me, won't you? You've helped all the time. It ought to do some good, somehow, all my wanting you." Agatha pressed her tense hands over her eyes and buried her head deeper in the chair cushions, but there were no tears; there never had been any tears in Agatha's loneliness. The gongs clanged out 0 o'clock, and Agatha rose and lighted the gas, and began dressing for dinner. Half an hour later a dainty little person in .i white muslin of Parisian make, a little person whose eyes and cheeks glowed brightly, and who hummed a bit of A Brittany sailor song, passed out of Agatha's door, and went tripping down the hall. Other girls, rustling out for other doors at the dinner summons, called Agatha to wait for them, and linked arms about one another's waists, so that they were six abreast by the time they reached the dining room. But there in the doorway another girl was waiting for Agatha, and for this girl Agatha slipped away from her other friends. Helen had stood there waiting for fully five minutes, not unconscious, for all that dead-earnest face of hers, of the admiring glances of certain freshmen, and the more familiar, but also more flattering glances of her classmates. She heard the words of one of these last, knowing that it was more than half-meant that she should hear them: "What a stunning creature the Shell is. to be sure!" Little did the freshman dream that any one had ever dared to call the glorious Miss Shellhammer "Dutchy." Kate had been right when she called her a most regal young person. Big she was. most certainly, but graceful and stately. Beneath her dark hair her black eyes burned eagerly. As little Agatha slipped a hand into hers, Helen's face brightened, and the two walked together down the hall, and seated themselves side by side. It was a beautiful dining room, with its dark, carved wainscoting, its great fireplaces, its old English windows, its n~ VAt?At* Kftf At*A cho (.Til llllltf-i 1L lilUlfJ. ci i/utvir came to college liad Helen Shellhammer seen any of these things. Helen was eager with her news. "What do you think, Agatha? Prexy sent me a summons to-day, and told me that Miss Ainsley is considering giving up the secretaryship, in order to live abroad with her invalid brother. It isn't settled yet. Miss Ainsley is taking two weeks to decide: but if she does decide to go. Prexy wants me to take the position! O Agatha, think of being able to stay here in college! 1 can hardly stand the waiting." "It would be beautiful. Helen," answered Agatha. "But." she added, "but how will your family feel about having you stay on here?" "They're expecting me to be at home." answered Helen, a dark xliadov? coming over her glowing face. "Have you written them about it?" "No." "But you will?" aviivv "Because " But Helen interrupted j in a low, eager tone: "I couldn't give up the chance if it conies. I can't! You don't know what it means?you who've J had all this, and much more, ail your J f fife! "Why, Agatha,'' and the red in Helen's cheeks deepened, "at home they, my family, talk Pennsylvania Dutch!" Agatha's hand stole into *Telen*s as she whispered: "But in your heart you know they want you. Helen. You will write and ask them, anyway7" But Helen said nothing. She turned. n f t ai? n n 1 tmfii II 4 4ill#Inir tA tiiiii ?i iiiwiuriii, <\uii i?ni\.iu?* iw tlio girl on her other side. Iler lips were set in a sullen way that Agatha knew well. There was no use saying any more that evening, or. as Agatha discovered, saying anything more in the days that followed, for Helen steadily avoided further confidences, and Agatha could only wait. Those last two weeks are the busiest, the most bewildering in all the 1'omyears. It is just as well, perhaps, that one is too hurried to realize how much it hurts to go away. Then toward the end the relatives begin to arrive, welcomed so joyously by those to whom they belong, and regarded with such frank curiosity by those to whom they do not belong. There ran an awed whisper through college. "Have you seen the Shell's mother?" There were rumors?not illraturch purely startled and wondering?of a bonnet of imposing plumage. Of a gown of most curious manufac.ture. of a coiffure belonging to the fashion of faded family dnguerrotypes, of a heavy, vacant face, of the English language snoken in a wav never before heard in those high halls of learning. This was Helen Shellhammer's mother! "Kate." said Agatha, one afternoon, "why do you suppose Helen doesn't introduce me to her mother?" "I suppose because she's ashamed of her. I told you that Helen doesn't appreciate either you or college." There were many thoughts in Agatha's head those last days, but one thought never left her, and that was of Helen. Still no opportunity to speak to her, to find out, to know?not until the very morning of commencement. Fifteen minutes before the time when the class must assemble for the entering march Agatha knocked at Helen'sv door, and found her standing before the bureau, just putting on the black gown and bachelor's hood. Agatha wasted no preliminaries. "Tell me, Helen," she said. "Miss Ainsley is going." "And you, Helen?" "Oh, I don't know! Mother is here, you know, and I can't tell her. She thinks I'm going home now to live. But. Agatha, I can't give up college! I love it so!" Agatha spoke with a strange sternness: "If you loved it more you could give it up." Helen turned upon her. "Would you give it up?to go home, to my home? you, Agatha?" Agama raised whip eyes to neim ? face, and in them there was?for the first time to Helen's view?a great weariness. "Do you ask me,*' whispered Agatha, "if I would give up college for the sake of my mother?" Just then came a tapping at the door, and some one entered who started back shyly 011 seeing a stranger. The bird in her bonnet was purple and orange. The hair was drawn from the temples in little braids looped over her ears, from which dangled jet earrings. Her dress was made with a basque. The black mitts showed the hands of the farm wife who works along with her maids. She spoke with a drawl, and with a softening of s's and an* interchange of -w's and v's. Agatha held out both her hands. "I am so glad to meet Helen's mother!" she said. "I'm Agatha." "Oh, I have heard my Nellie speak of you!" cried the mother. "You are the one she loves the best of them all. She is a good girl, my Nellie?and smart?" Call that face dull or vacant, all alight with love as it was! "Now she comes home at last to her papa and me. Papa says, when he put me on the cars, 'At last she comes ft Ka rtAlll/ln'f /tftTYlO XIUJLllt* IU 5ld,> ? J. apa uc vuuiuu %, vv/iuv^ and Nellie thought maybe I'd get tired, but I guess mammas don't get tired. And now we go home together! It is quiet in the house without Nellie, and four years is long at home alone. The others are all gone away. Nellie is our baby." She turned from Agatha to gaze proudly at her tall daughter. Helen was quiet, looking into the mysterious dark eyes that met hers in the mirror. The two weeks' battle was at its crisis; it was to be fought through now. The mother spoke again to Agatha: "Sometimes I worry. I do not say it to papa, but sometimes I think Nellie will not like to stay at home. It is not like her school. Perhaps she will not like to stay with papa and me." The wisttulness of her words made them a question, which Agatha answered: "Oh, yes. I know Helen will be happy at home with you." They were speaking to each other, but they both looked at Helen. "So?" asked the mother, but of Helen, not of Agatha, seeming almost to guess the conflict. Then, when Wnipn *rnvp her no reassuring word, she turned to Agatha with forced politeness. "Your mamma, is she here?" The words were like a stab, under which Agatha grew white. "I have no one here," she said. "My mother is dead." What was there in that still voice that made the mother and daughter turn so quickly to each other? A veil fell from Helen's eyes. The battle was won forever. Helen folded her mother close in her arms: she kissed her. "Mother." said Helen, and her voice was solemn with love. "I would rather go home to live with you and father than anything else in all tL'? world." The mother did not speak. The tears were running down her cheeks, but her face was beautiful with the beauty of a mother who has misse her child, and whose longing is satisfied. It was not Helen, but her mother, who first remembered Agatha. She put aside Helen's clinging hands, and turned to the other girl. She stretched out her arms to her. "Deary!" she said. Agatha put her arms round hc-r neck and bowed her head on her shoulder. ' Kiss me." she whispered. "Kiss me, because my mother isn't here.*'Youth's Companion. A NEWSPAPER "SCOOP" Example of <lin Av?-rasr* Man'* Idea o the Value of New*. The average man's idea of the value of news is curiously nebulous and out of line. A Washington correspondent was walking toward his office the other afternoon, trying to fix something in his mind wherewith to lead off his story of the day in Washington, when a wildly excited man of his acquaintance grabbel him by the sleeve and whirled him around. "Say, I've got the greatest piece of news ever!" exclaimed the wildly-excited man. pantingly. "It's a sensation right! I'm the only man in town that knows about it except the Navy Department people, and they won't peach! I've got a blamed good notion to give it to you exclusively, although I certainly ought to give it to the Associated Press?it's so big. you know." The correspondent had heard this kind of a preamble before, but nevertheless lie thought that, after all, the excited man might really have run into a piece of news of moderate worth by accident. n uai 10 it- ui* uj^uucu,* uiuiuui, however, permitting the trapped perspiration to break out on his forehead. "Let's have it." "Oh, it's a corkerP' went on the man with the stupendous sensation up his sleeve. "Can't give it to you here? somebody might overhear me. and you'd lose the scoop of your life. Come j over to my office and I'll tell it to you." So they repaired to the office of the man with the paralyzing bit of news. "You mentioned the Navy Department people," said the correspondent on the way to the man's office. "Who's going to get court-martialed, and what for? Who's " "Oh, it's nothing like thatP' hoarsely whispered the man with the colossal scoop hid away on his person. "Different kind of thing altogether. But I'll tell you what, it'll be a big thing for you, and you want to be duly grateful to me henceforth and forever for passing it along to you exclusively! It 'ud be the making of some poor struggling young correspondent, but it's so important that I don't feel like intrusting it to " "Say, ignite up?you're being extinguished," suggested the correspondent. "Come to taw. Is this " "Well, I'll tell you what it is," said the excited man, bending his head over close to the correspondent's and look .1 A? A. ? t A. 1U-.1 ? ing arounu lurtiveiy 10 see mat uuuuuy was rubbering. "It's paint!" "Paint?" repeated the correspondent, with mystified expression. "Paint? Who's been painting? Is it red? Where is " "It's paint," said the agitated man, solemnly, pitching his voice still lower and glancing about- like an Italian opera conspirator. "A Yankee genius up in Connecticut has invented a new kind of paint to paint the bottoms of ships of war, and I've been commissioned to bring this paint to the attention of the Navy Department Y'see, the kind o' paint they use now on the bottom of warships makes it necessary to dock the boats and scrape them every couple o' months while they're cruising in tropical waters on account of the barnacles and so on, y'understand. Well, the barnacles and things won't stick to this new kind o' paint, and so when it comes into use men-o'war down in tropical waters'll only have to go into dry dock and be scraped about every year or so. See? Ain't that a wonder? Wouldn't that scrape you? Won't that just make the Jap war news look like zinc money when you write four columns about this paint for the first page of your paper? Won't they just wire you an increase in salary, and " And then the agitated man became i?">l VinffTT trhon tho onrrpsnnndpnt told 1 CU1 UUU,f tf UVil ~ him that he was making a noise some* thing like a brick.?Washington Star. City** Greatest Change. Some one had asked the Englishman, who had returned to New York after an interval of ten years, what had struck him most in the changing life of the town. "You'd never imagine what it was, so I'll tell you at once. It was the signs on the churches. When I was here last it was almost impossible for me to tell what church I was looking at, for that seemed not so important as the name of the undertaker, whose address was always given in large letters. Now I find on almost every church front the name of the building, in large letters, with the hours for ser- i vices below this and the undertaker's I name in the least conspicuous place. I It may sound like a trifling thing, bnt J I liked it better than any change I've noticed in New York." ? New York Press. Army Officer* Mn?t Swim. A writer to the London Times urges the War Office to insist that all com- I missioned men in the army and navy j be required to pass an examination in swimming:. Recruits for the ranks J should be instructed in this art. lie thinks, as regularly as the drill regulations. "In soldiering." he says, "whether in peace or war. there are countless occncions when the absence of this power may involve the sacrifice of valuable lives." 2 SOUTH CAROLINA 21: I STATE NEWS ITEMS. 7 j rsKMCMfSHMCSKMCM* ! New Bank for Anderson. i Anderson will have a new banking ( house soon. It will be known as the ' Anderson Banking and Trust company. * An application for commission has been made, and Judge W. F. Cox is '' spoken of as the president. They will ( have a capital stock of $2,000,0(C. 1 * i * * J Warrant for Zimmerman. A warrant was issued at Columbia a ' few days ago for the arrest of Daniel Zimmerman, former bookkeeper and t confidential clerk in the state treasu- j rer's office, upon an affidavit sworn , to by State Treasurer R. H. Jennings, j charging him with a breach of trust J untv, frandnlpnt intention and the theft of state bonds of the value of , $12,500, which, with accrued interest, aggregates $16,403. , 1 ( Bennett C&ptured in Georgia. , Ben Bennett, a white fugitive from j justice from Hampton county, this ( state, for whom a large reward was ^ offered, has been arrested in Macon, f Ga. He had been paroled from the ? state prison by Governor McSweeney, ? while serving a life sentence for mtir- ( der. He violated his parole, came > back to South Carolina and killed his \ttfe, under the supposition that she was the sheriff who was to take him back to the penitentiary. * * I Anderson Fair a Success. The Anderson county fair was a big success in every way and was further evidence that it does not take Anderson always to do a thing. The exhib- 1 its were fine, especially in field prod- * nets, but the horses were the chief * attraction. There were seventy-five * horses present, and were as handsome ^ as could be seen at any state fair. The [ races were up to date in every way, * good purses were offered and the best horses of the state were competed for them. * Railroad Sale Postponed. The Carolina Northern Railroad company, running from Marion, this state, to Lumberton, N. C., and valued at $300,000, was not sold at receiver's sale the past week according to pro gram. Judge Pritchard, of the United States circuit court at Asheville, signed an order postponing the sale until October 27, and ordering that the motion to revoKe the sale be made returnable before Judge Purnell on October 25. * * Test of Brice Bill Begins. With the issuing of .an order by Judge Pritchard, in the federal court at Asheville, N. C., commanding the members of the board of control of Union county, this state, to show cause why the Brice bill should not be declared unconstitutional, began what is expected to be one of the most bitterly fought and important cases coming from South Carolina in several years. The suit bears directly upon the state dispensary system, and in it the opposing forces, dispensary and anil dispensary, will be arrayed against each other. Under the Brice bill, passed at a recent session of the state legislature, the citizens of any county, upon petition of a certain proportion of the votine inhabitants, are allowed to a hold an election upon the question of dispensary or no dispensary. Under I his bill an election was held in Union g county and the county carried for prohibition. The board of control thereupon closed the dispensary, of wbien J. G. Howell was dispenser, and the c latter decided to make a fight upon the ground that the bill is not con- I stitutional. His attorneys, Bellinger & Welch, ^ and J. G. Capers of Union present ed to Judge Pritchard a petition setting forth the grounds upon which the a claim of unconstitutionality is found. 1 ed, and asked for an order command- * ing the respondents to show cause 1 why the bill should not be so de clared. < * Two Governors in Conference. J 1 Governor Terrell of Georgia and Governor Heyward held a conference the past week in Atlanta with refer- a ence to a portion of the boundary be- ^ tween Georgia and this state,a dispute * with regard to which has arisen be- ^ tween certain property owners and t citizens of Habersham county, Ga., and Oconee county, South Carolina. This conference between the two 1 governors was provided for by a joint 1 resolution of the Georgia legislature, passed at the session held the past summer. The resolution grew out of disputes between property owners in ^ the two counties named, and some considerable interests are involved, particularly in the matter of damming the j Tugaloo river for the purpose of se t curing a water power. g The treaty between the two states ^ simply provides that the boundary line t shall be "the bed of the river." The r Habersham county people claim that p this means the boundary is the South v rarolina bank of tbe river and that ill of the river belongs to Georgia. V rhe South Carolina people hold that he boundary is in midstream, as is ? generally the case where a river forms i dividing line. Some Georgia parties iave purchased the Tugaloo river and proposed to establish a dam in Hab?rsnam county for the purpose of semiring a water power to operate a y arge manufacturing plant. , v No definite conclusion was reached it the conference, but both the governors stated they thought the matter V 1 was one which could easily be deternined and that a satisfactory agreement could be reached. Governor Hey,vard said he would have the attorney reneral of South Carolina investigate he matter at once and prepare an >fR-cial opinion cm the subject At;orney General Hart of Georgia ha3 * lad the matter under investigation for some time on the Georgia side, and le will shortly present his opinion to jovercor Terrell. The two governor^ A-ill then get together-again and reach i final conclusion. Governor Hey ward went to Atlanta >n this occasion as Governor Terrell's ruest and was entertained at the ex>cutive mansion. During a recent coofersation over the long distance tele>lione Governor Terrell asked him to " ^ ome over, while President Roosevelt vas in the city and assist in the unction of entertaining the honored ;uest. Governor Hey ward accepted, tnd following the president's visit the - ? conference on the state boundary line m vas held, as stated. > HOPE IN COLD WAVE. ||| Oron in TamneratuM Rrinn* Cnrfku ? Ho|>e and Joy to New Orleans. Summary of Fever Situation. /. Hope that the cold wave prediction M&jk tnd frost warnings of the- weather jureau would be realized and that frost would come over a large por* . ion of Louisiana and Mississippi, jringing an end to quarantines, he dominant factor in consideration >f the yellow fever situation at New Drleans Friday. The weather map showed the. most pronounced wintery conditions thiS *:J' season between the Rocky mountain ilateau and the central valleys, i tumble of the mercury in Oklahoma* * he Texas Panhandle, Arkansas and H)rth Louisiana, and there was a promise of frost in the interior *' or Louisiana and through Mississippi. In New Orleans the improvement In ^|||| he situation continued through the ? iay with a remarkably low list of :aseti. For nearly a week past the leath list has been daily either inslgliflcant or a blank altogether, and tfie ;UUVXUUiVU 16 SlJJYiLllg lUttt IWYCUtWft . .-ysgga pill mark the total extinction, ot iff :ases. Business continues to improve and here is marked activity on the ttreets. It is evident that the forth* aiming visit of the president is cans* v~? ?? ng many people to cut short their racations, just as it is operating to. ' eopen communication between New ijKg Means and other parts of the stafe. jjpsl nterest is aroused in the descriptions hat are printed of the president's enertainment a's he travels to his jourley's end, and there is manifest a dis- > position to make his reception in the' Crescent City in every respect the cii- ' uax of his trip. The Mississippi yellow fever sum- <^0 pary for Friday was as follows: Natchez?One new case, one death, ?ne new foci. Vicksburg?Two new cases, and wo in county. Dr. Rauch, a young physician, who contracted the dis- Wh$3j| ase while aiding in the fight at Roxie ? md Hamburg, died Friday morning. - . v Gulf port?One new case, no deaths, to new cases at other points on the . /r-;' fulf coast. Roxie?One new case, no deaths. v ' gf Hamburg?One new case, no deaths. V ^ Port Gibson?No new cases, no- ''-lasli leaths. ^ >^3 Tbe summary of the yellow fever m ^ 1 ^nsacola was as follows: , p| New cases 12, total cases 458, ' leaths none, total deaths 64, discharg- ;^y| id 254, under treatment 140. ,. ",/j The situation continues to improve ; nd with the approach of colder - . peather, which is now being felt, it s expected that the officials will have. : to trouble in stamping out the dis- ' } lase. * v- 'Vy| JEN. WILEY HEADS VETERANS. Temporarily In Command While Gen. McGlashan is Indisposed. >; j General Stephen D. Lee has ir*ied in order appointing General C. M. Viley brigadier general commanding he Georgia division of the United Confederate Veterans on account of he illness of General P. A. McGlaahn The order is temporary and means hat General Wiley will be in com* tuttd during the coming reunion of . | tterans in Macon November 8 and 9. I *77" 7" SEVEN MEN UNDER WAVES. v *' ' / .aunch Collides With Barge and Near, ly Ail Occupants Drown. A launch containing ten men, all of ' < ^ttadelphia, collided with a barge in he Delaware river, off Beverly, N. J.f Sunday afternoon, resulting in the irowning of seven of the occupants of . he little boat. The other three were ' escued by the -crew of the tugboat Jristol, which was towing the barge <. ? - - ' L ' rhen the accident happened. ? . jSt^U ? : . .. .