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The people's journal. (Pickens, S.C.) 1891-1903, April 10, 1902, Image 1

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When I came to Boston as a studi
two years ago, I little expected to
living on Beacon street at the end
my course. My sojourn in Now Ei
land began very modestly. My ro
had been arranged for before I I
home, and I had consented to share
with some unknown young woman,
order to lessen expenses. For wee
that individual occupied my mind
the almost entire exclusion of ever
thing else. I conceived of her as e
ample of every type common to V
human race and then as a composi
personage typical of nothing. (
course, she would be a Nortlerner, at
I felt in my Southern soul that n
provincialisms would get the disciplii
they needed.
" Miss Latham, this is your ne
roommate, Miss Courtenay of Ball
I am afraid I was a little nervous i
I shook Miss Latham's hand, but thei
was not the slightest trace of sel
consciousness on her part. We wei
Boon talking easily and naturally, an
fifteen minutes of pleasant commoi
places dissipated my nervousnesi
Then she said:
" I shall have to ask you to excmi
me now, Miss Courtenay. I am doin
newspaper work, and must finish a
article this afternoon."
She went to her desk and began t
write. She did not look formidabh
and was so utterly oblivious of in
presence thet I knew she could not b
criticising me. Indeed, in less ihn
a fortnight, 1 found tiit, w, tar a
Miss Latham was conet rued, 1 mi4li
as well have been withOut pIrovincia
Miss Latham and I talked much o
our work. She almost never me
tiened her personal affairs, and thoug
I felt I really did not know her, I be
gan to admire her thoroughly. Ile
quiet, steady way of doing things, he
self-posseesion, and even her reserv
attracted me.
I soon noticed that she was workin
toe hard I As her physical strengt
lessened, I saw there was underneat
her quiet calmness something patheti<
On Christmas eve I came home in
particularly bright mood. I ran light
ly up the steps-feeling sullicientl
buoyan. to do away with the elevato
-and open our door, waving two let
ters triumphantlly.
" Two lovely Christmas letters, Mis
Latham! The dearest sort of a lette
from home; and just the jolliest
chummiest one frii Brother Dl n.
Miss Latham sat in the arm chair b
the window, also with an open letter
her mother's-in her hand. She wa
very still, and I walked over to wher
she sat. As I reached her, I saw
tear fall on the letter. It was too mue]
for my impulsive Southern temperi
ment. Forgetting the reserve I kne
so well, I sqid unhesitatingly:
" What is it, Jean?"
But I didn't wait for any answer.
settled down on the arm of the chahi
and drew her head close to my sioul
der. We sat there in perfect silene
for awhile. Presently, she began t
talk, and I soon understood the patho
under Jean's dignity.
" It happened twelve years ago, le:
en, when I was only 11. Dick wa
ten years older t~han I. We lived on
farm in Vermont, which had beeni
our family for generations. Father
strongest wish was to have Dick stay o
the farm. But Dick dlidn't like farn
ing and went away to learii a profe]
sion. Father was very angry. H1
forbade Dick to write to us, and moth
er's heart nearly broke. T1wo yeai
ago father died. We had then lost a
trace of Dick, and mother went to liv
with Sister Louise. I came to llosto
to earn my living, and look for Die]
If I could only find him, Helen, an
give him back to mother, I don't bl
liove there wouldt be anything lefL
wish for. Before fatther died(, som<
one from ourc village saw Dicki
Boston, andl somehow I can't lie
thinking he'll come back here som
She st~opped talking, and I felt th
I wanted to spend the rest of n
natural life looking for D~ick Lathia,
I quietly hid Don's letter from Jean
" lHe wouldn't know me, Helen;
was only 11, you know. But I'm su
I should recognize Dick. Hie w
fullgrown then, and wouldn't ha
changed much."
Our Christmas was a very quiet, or
Jean was not at all well. In the eve
ing she became feverish, andl by moi
Ing was very ill. Hecr fever increas
80 rapidly that she soon failed
recognize me. Expert care was ab:
lutely necessary, and we had toi
move her to a hospital.
Of course, I haunted the place.
that Christmas week, I came and wt
every dIay, but Joan never once kna
I was with her. One morning, I foui
the doctor beside hier, ie had I
kindest, truest blue eyes I over sai
and I knew I could trust him.
New Year's eve, I waIted in the c
ridor over an hour, watching for hi
lie camne at last, and when lie saw
his face lightpd up with a sympathn
" Your friend will know you Lomr
ro, tie said. '' There is no dtol
of her recovery now."
Heo was right. Next morning .J.
greetedl me with a weak smiile of
cognition. A nurse came ini just thi
and saidl cheerfully, " Miss Lot ton
doing very well."
" 'Miss Lottomt' I salid in surpr
and glaniced down at the temporal
chart on the table. 1 saw writ
there " Miss .J. Lottom."
lie Native Variety Does Exist, I
Though Few Have Been i
With the steady increase in the
ice of dimfloilds and the assurance
all sides that the advance will con
muc for some few years at least come
ports from all over the world of ex
)rations and examinations looking to
3 discovery of a diamond field that
11 be a fitting successor to the (
usolidated Mining Company's lands
South Africa. Of all lands in which
amonds have been, and are being
111d, the one in which a discovery of
liamond mine or district would prove j
greatest surprise to experts is the
ited States.
L'his is not due to any absence of
ive American diamonds, as authen
finds have been made for over
ty years at least, and will no doubt u
itinue, but to the fact that all dis- a
,eries heretofore have been of single n
nes, and the maxim, " not twice in ii
same place,'' is becoming to be ~(
ieved as applying more certainly to in
mouds than it ever did to hlightning. n
t only have the diamonds so far
lid been isolated stones, but the
ilogical conditions of the places of i
overy have in many instances been b
h as to show the diamond crystal to b
a stranger in the neighborhood, or t<
ast show nothing to indicate the
scuce of crystallized carbon. ii
)iamond finds have conic from no iz
or two sections, but have extended li
r a large territory on the Atlantic I
Pacific slopes and in the North w
itral States, on the surface or in c
e material and among deposits of ta
vol or earth. All the discoveries t
e been of sullicient importance to
ite the interest of the geologist ce
mineralogist, as well as to cause h<
rent locally and in the scientific q
.d, but never have they been large tl
ugh to warrant any speculation m
ii a business standpoint. In fact, b-'
ging trom the discoveries of the
t half century, there is no reason to
teve that diamonds can or will ever
numbered among the important a
ducts of the United States. Never
less, with each newV find, hope k
ings in the breast of the finder that t
will be a second Cecil Rhodes or h1
'ney Barnato, and the public gaze U
entered on his locality for a short C
Lecording to George F. Kunz, the a
ernment gem expert, the authentic
overies of diamonds have all been
.bree distiuct localities, as follows:
In Wisconsin, Michigan, 1Ind1iana
ohio, in the vicinity of the Green
lobe of the continental glacier:
In Georgia, North Carolina, South
-olina, Tennessee and Kentucky,
. I California, adjacent to the
.ersheds of the San (Joaquin and 1
ramento rivers, where diamonds
-e first found in the United States.
he last diamuond known to have b
n found was a two-karat stone b
ked up on land owned by B. F.
(18011, five miles from Columbus, a
, early last November. On Mr.
d(on's farm is a fld about tenI
es in extent full of rocks of all de
iptions. While crossing this Mr.
dson's son found a crystal which
med to have a peculiar light. le
k it to V. .. Pekor, a jeweler of
umbus, who after a careful ex-.
ination, thoeghit it might be0 a
mond1(. So interested was he in the t
cimen that lhe advised Mr. Hudson s'
vrite to George F. Kunz, the gem
ert, andl send him the stone. Thils 5
Hudson (lid, and in reply received b
rd that, tihe stone was a diamond, 0
which an offor of $80 was made. f'
this Mr. Hudson01 agreed, and lhe b
eived a check for the amount. y
L'his diamond caused1 great excitec- a
nt in the vicinity of Columbus, and a'
ny were the reports of unexpected '
ls by hiundreds, whlo immedliately t,
rted1 diamlfondl hunting. Up to this s
ec, however, no otheor gems are ti
>wn to have been unearthed. ]Dia- .g
uds(1 had1 been replorted from at least
more localities in Geoorgia, but L
se are dloubtful occurrences.
I'he only important recent find~ re
rtcd prior to thlat, of Mr. Hudson wvas
lianmond of 4 1-2 karats found ill 'I
abama, in Shelby County, about il
.rty miles south of Biringhamn. It ai
,s found by a little girl in earth used t
Jill up1 some) low spots in a garden. v
me of this earth was close to the t,
use, where water dlrip~ped on it, fromc
roof, and here after a rain she sawc
I diam)ond~ andl pickedl it up,) It hadl I
en washed clean. Tile stone, which
5s prioouned~ ani excllett one0, 1
mId cut, into a gomn of 1 1 2 karats, it<
estimlatedh, or perhaps a little more.
was sent, to New York and ex-i
linedl, but, remains in the possession 1
the finder.
T1wo dIiamionds were reported1 from
nmessee mi the latter part, of 1899,')
d wer~e found at,nttrell, necar I
noxville. TIhe (details of their dis-<
very are not available, b~ut they were
mught b~y a jeweler in Knoxville, who
id them cut,, and~ rep~orts that they i
e of good quality. Hardly any other
1(d8 of importance have occurredl dur
g the past six years, no dhiamondsl1
-,ing known to hlave appearedl dur in~g
96J~, 189)7 or 1898.
One of the first dliamondls reportedl
hlave been found on the Atlantic
>ast was a stone unearthedl at 1irind1.
toin crook, Burke County, Nort~h
arolina, b~y ])r. F. M. Stephenson.
ud( its vidue is saidl to have beeni
b~out $100. About, two years later
nother weighing 1 1-3~ karats, was
11und(1in Rutherford County, North
:arolina, in gold washings. Tis was
lhe first find to attract, general atten
ion, but since then diamonds hlave been
01und( also inl 1incoln. Meck len burg,
[ranklin and McDowell counties
he sane State. The last record
rom this State was a diamond
,ral)i8h.greeii tinge, 4 1-2 katrats
veight, and valued as a gem at abc
,150. It was discovered in 1886
Millie Cristie, a young boy, at Bri
arm, near Dysortville.-.NWet Yo
hriphic Pietuore of n Nntion
Insititiution ill the Count]
'I'OW 11.
IIarvey Sutherland thus describes
linslec's Alayazinc the glories a
ossibilities o1 the village brass banl
* Oh, heten to the band I
Oh, ain't it something grand 7"
" How it may be in EIurope I ca
ot pretend to say, but in this count
town without a brass band of it oil
mst be a poor thng, shamefully lac
qg in local pride and public spirit,
>wn with no 'giL-up' to it at all. I
ot know that there are such. I liol
" I like to think that everywhere
y country they speak in an affe,
onate way of the musicians as ' th
md boys,' and brag about how iti(
Atter they can play than the Mt. Vi
ry band. I like to think that all ti
erchants and storekeepers in towv
lped out when the band was orga
ed and the fellOws came arounti si
.itig subscriptions for the first pa
ent on the instruments, and th "
lien the other installments fall di
'erybody buys tickets to the lion
lent minstrel shows got up to ran
e money, not only because there wi
more fun than a little, but also b
use they wish themu.good luck. Au
)w proud we a!l are of them wli
le boys' turn out for the first tune i
cir new unifornisl Talk about Sol4
on in aill his glory, I have see
mdsnien that would make him loc
if lie had overalls on. And ti
*um majorl If I could be a dri
or for a living, and look the pa
dress up like him and walk in froi
the band, tossi-g up my silve
)bbcd baton and catching it aga
w way he does, I wouldn't bother n
mad about being president of U
nited States. Not for a minute.
o just see the bandstand on M%
reet, or perhaps in the courthou
ird, where on Saturday nights tI
trd gives concerts by torchlight at
ay8 'On )Duty March' and 'leltt
<eter Galop,' and maybe 'No. 2:3 i
*e Black Book,' while the farme:
Iten, well paid for the long drive i
om the country 10 or 15 miles. Fai
me, political rallies, firemen's tourn
ents, ball games, Decoration day
ourth of July, I can see the bo
vagger along in the middle of ti
reet and hear the drums roll; I 'l'rrrrr
>mpom !' before the tune strikes u
Thou they brought home Col. Cla
irn's body and led his iderless hor
.hind the hearse, it was the bar
aying Webster's Funeral March wii
handkerchief stuffed between t)
iares of the tenor drum to mutile i
tarp note that made all seem ,
>lemn, and who can forgot how lon
>me sounded the melody of 'taps' <
ic single cornet just before the gra,
as filled in'?
" Iniseparable from all our civic fun
ons, the bandl has in the count,
iwn nearer andl more neighborly r
>ciations. For examle~l, when '8qui
[organ and his wife celebrated thi
Iver wedding anniversary. Ever
dy thought the world and all of tJ
dI 'squire andl Aunt, Margaret,, andl u
r a surprise, when it, got (dark, tJ
mud boys slipped quietly into the fro:
ird and began to play, 'When Y<
1(1 1 Were Young, Maggie.' It ii
veet 01(1 tune, and we all stopped o1
jatter to listecn. As it Iloatecd in<
me warm ,June air scented with hone
ckles, something clutched at, o1
aroats andl made them ache.
lut now we arc aged and gray, Maggie,
Thle trials of life nearly <eone:
ot us sing of the days that arc gone, Ma
When you and~ I were young,'
" I'he two 01(1 peCole stood listen
'heir lips trembled, and~ the tears st~c
ito their eyes. Their hands soug
nd clasped each the other's. Whi
hie notes ceasedl and the 01(1 'squi
ient out on the front porch to thal
he boys his voice broke and lie cor
nly beckon to them. And then th
aine trouping in. Chiarley Itodehav4
'rank anid Will Pettigrew and L
)ysart and Henry Myrice and Cl
Iowardl (01(1 Jim Ilowardl's 1boy; hi
ut, in Kansas niow,) and the wh<
>osse of them, all laughing and wi,
nig many happy returns of the di
ind1 how those fellows did make
ce-cream andl cake vanish! You wom
iave thought, they were hollow to thi
oela. Regular cut-upls, all of the
md Minnie (IC Wees put, Clf"s hieln
mn and1 triedl to blow on the tuba. Sr
I, timel
" I like to think that in every to
n the land tonight somebody ispr
icing on his 'tooby' (outt in the ba
vith a lantern-a tuba makes suel
iaise in the house- and going 'P~ool
11d( that out on the MilIville roadl
enor horn is slapping his foot on
loom for the accented beats and toot
on the off beats: 'I(oof-ta, Loof
hoof-tatty-ta-ta;'' that, the alto hi
has his boo0k on the kitchen tal
propped3( against the coffee pot, and
blowing. "'T a a-t a a-Ah-ta-ta,'
that thme soprano cornet, is workin1
his part with his chest raisedl atm
surprised1 and swelled-up look on
face. Each of thorm from time to t
wipes his mouthpiece and then
puffed lips and nays to himself, 'l
of blame it! Why can't I get that thi
ed right?'
of " I like to think of that regular pri
in tiec miglit (Tumesda:y, I think it is)
ut the upstairs of Ilo)ok and Ladder N
by 1. Eich fellow carries hii instrumc
:gt to the hall donel up in a bag, and L
rk fore practice begins they all blent aw
each playing over his part, regardh
of what the others are doing. By-a
by conies the sharp rattle of t
leader'8 bation, an:ii in lie silence t,
chairs scrape and squeni as they 1
ba hitched into a semi-circle on the bi
floor. -Now, we got a ntcw piCece', sa
Y the leader; 'but, now I guess we beti
start in on No. 16. Now, boys, qi
your fooling. Attention, now,' Or
l( two, three, four, one, two, three, ti
ta-rat-tat,-taal and away they go."
ry A Spedcly Contvictioni of Inpi
11 in Special Court at Florence.
a A stalT corrcspondent of the Ne'
o and Courier gives the following i
>c count of the special term of court
Florence for the trial of .Julius Gibbi
a negro man, who was arrested the 5
of March on a charge of rape, tri
and convicted on the 31st of Marc
c and sentenced to be hung on the 25
of April. le is abtdit twenty ye
old, and his victim was Mrs. Daisy L
llaynes, wife of a well-known and r
spectable farmer, residing about twen
miles from Florence. A lynching w
narrowly averted, the details of whi<
are well known.
lt The special term of court order(
for the trial, Judge l'urdy presidin
met promptly at 1.) o'clock this mornin
Solicitor Wilson was at his post of dul
also andt all technical preliminaries r4
d ceived careful consideration in orga1
izimg the court..
Florence court house"has never lie
such a crowd as was within its wal
n to-da y. Old, young, white and blac
lcalhng,1 including several minister
were present, and the crowd was
1 large that court ollicials had much di
ficulty in moving around in the dit
charge of their duties. The behavi
i of the crowd was such as usually mar
r our important occasions, the intert
shown being almost intense. Tli
was the first legal trial for such
crime in Florence County, a couln
where the first execution will ta
i place on April 25, when Julius (ib
will expiate on the gallows for the Lc
l rible crime of rape.
Absolute silence attended till tL
r- preliminaries, a silence that beca
8 dramatic when Solicitor Wilson ask
Sheriff Burch to "bring inl the ladies
They came ats soon as passage Wi
r- could be made, Mr-s. Ilaynes accr
panied by her mother-in-law, a qui(
' faced, aged lady in black. At t
7 juncture their presence was necessa
r only a few moments, when they I
tired, to appear again when they in
to testily.
Judge Purdy then charged the grai
I jury,and his charge, while very bri
and specific, covered a1lI poilts at
left nothing to be imisuinderstood. Tl
indictinctit wias handed to the ju
L which retired and returned with a tri
bill in twenty minutes.
- Then Julius Gibbes, handcuffed a
with his hat on, was put in the (O<
'e lie is an ordinary looking, black neg
and the stern faces by which lie
c- surrounded pitilessly reflected
ry hop~elessness depictecd upon01 his os
s- countenance, lie looked like a dlrov~
re man andu seemed to bc0 almost, ii
ir sct-coniCous5 coniditioni. Wheni
Y- had to say something his trrcmbhung Ii
ie conttinued to move after his woi
0, ceased to be audible. Nothing arouis
Ie him and lie mnovedl to his dloom liko
it sleepy animiial.
Iiu Messrs. Willcox & Willcox were
a quested by J udge l'urdy to defendi~ L,
ir prisoner, who had 110 counsel. Mr.
m A. Wilicox, In acceptimg the disagre
Y- able dhutty, remarked that, a requle
ir froma his I lnor was eqivalent t~o
ciommtiand. Laiter lie asked for assi
tance ando Mr. Shipp wats requested
assist, in the (defenice, and for an ho
g- these aittorneys conmsulted with t
prisoner. Thoui a jury was emipanielt
being sworni on their voir (lire, aft
g. wich a recess was oldered utttil
le o'clock to allo0w further consultati
lit with theC prisonier.
m At this hour the trial was resumt
r'e Solicitor Wilson, coiunsel for the<
ik enice concurring, askedi that the hot
1(d be vacti b hy at 1li bt theo wittnest
eyiand ollicers of the court. Ju dge l'ur
r, anisweredl that lie kniew ontly a requ i'
un would be necessary anid in a f
li' minutes only vacaiit seats were set
-'s The evidlenice against, the p)oor wrel
ile wvas simply overwhielminig, includin1
hi. free conifessiont to the pm isoner's faith
iy, made in thbe sholeif's presenlce. 'I
lie dlefenice had no witnesses, so con
11(d stated. Solicitor Wilsoni made a bi
air buit, spirited add~ress to the jury r
mwas followed by fearless remarks fr
ict Mr. Wilcox, who with his colleage
chi ably dischargedl their duty. Jun
l'urdy's charge to the jury was a mc
vin of ab~solute fairness ami1( impartial:
uc- There coul be1 no0 11doubt, of the pris
irn er's guilt and the jury returned a a
ia (dict of guilty in a few minutes.
nip The pt isoner was sentenced to
p,' hanged oii Friday, April '25, and w
,he his (loom was spoken lie ennk to
,he floor gasping and1( terror-stricken. '
ing jury was compjosed wholly of it
ta, goat whitec men andl the entire cono
yrin of the caise was admirable. ,Ju
ile, Purdy requested that, the audi<
his maintain its good behavior andI n
md1( no demonstration when the vet
at was anniouncedl, but had to siippr'c
dI a rising dlemonstration just prior t~o
his journment,. lie also hirmly commi
ime ed1 the men of the county for their
his tribute to the power of the law. M
)ad exp.esstions of opinion were heardh
Lc. The World's Greates
ill For all forms of fever take JOHNSON'
0. It Is 100 times better than quinine and .
nt nine cannot do In 10 days. It's splendid
feeble cures made by quinino.
re ing the day from law-abia, .g citizens
re regarding thle advisabihity of this first it:
special court hold in South Carolina to fr
or l)Ilisl the crime of rape. The con- M]
iduct of the court was perfect, every- fc
0 thing was done in order, every techni- p(
t cality met proper observance and the is
law wlals vindicated. For at wioman to si
have to testify in such circumstances a
is a frightful ordeal. It is a hard in
A reniedy for lawlessness; it is a bitter pc
path to ju8tice that forces a women to
4t face all that involves testifying in such ,
a case. This was heard on every side
in spite of the great consideration
shown by all concerned in the trial a
c- here to-day.
c- it
at ol
t1 at
'The Benuitifuil Gift to be Made ol
th Next Week at Chiarleston. M
rs Arrangements have been perfected
3c for the p7resciitation of the sword to
e- Major Micah J. .1 enkins on the occasion
L of the lresiden's visit to Charleston
next weck and this will be one of tile
most, attractive features of the Presi
dlent's visit in Charleston. The coi
mnittees which have been receiving sub
scriptions for the sword have in hand
all the money needed and tile sword
has been ordered and will be here in
time to be presented to MajorJenkins.
President Roosevelt has consentedl to
make the presentation, expressing his
I pleasure at this opportunity to honor
his former comrade in arms, for whon
lie fiolds at high aidniiratnion. Major
c.Jeikins writes that he has arranged to
10 be in (htarlestoni on the date set for
the presentation aloi lie expresses the L
liveliest, appreciation of the interest
) shown in him by his friends In South 1
The sword will be preselited by the cc
at President to Major .enkins in the au- tp
tditoriumn at The l.1xposition on Wednes- it.
dlay, April 1i, during the formal exer- o
cises of I'residlent's I )y at the I vory di
r- City. The cereionies will lie simple. V
Former (ov. Iliugh !T'homiiipson , at wariii bt
le friend of 'resident Ih{)osevelt, with T
whom lie served on the United States -
civil service comi Iission. 1aid Iso of D1
Major Jenikins' father, will address the
Presi13ident oil bellulf of the subscribers co
y to the sword finad, rquV(les lt ag l hi to an
present, tihe sword to MAijor J enkins. of
Tihe 'resident will accept the nnissiol I
. and will make the presentation with a
fev words of ringiiig praise for the R<
gallant ollicer with whom lie served in Di
the Itoughi ltiders. Maijor .lenkins' ac- ne
knowledgeinent will close the ceiemo
iies, which, it will be seen are intend
ed to be simple l and dignitied.
e Tle sword has been selectecd by Gov.
Thompson and is being finished now _
y by the firm of Black, Starr & Frost, one
of the best known jewelry firms of New
York. it is a very beautiful weapon
k. andl quite uique in some features. u
From a letter from Gov. Thoipsoni.
the following description of the sword
.is taken: "' The blatde, winch is of F
French make, is i nlauid with gold by
a process not known in this country.
a T1hie hilt senms to mne handlsome enioughi
lie ait ibt they are not satisfied with
i.Thywill replace it with another, e
the tip of which will be an aqlua miairine
dstonie surr~ound~ed with dliamnond~s. The
ad balatnce of the hilt, will be in keeping
awith this setting. They will furnish a
e-swordi knot and a ~eit, t~elttoig theo
C swrd Tihe whole present will be en
closed mn a maghioany ease specially 01
'made fori the puirpose, lined with satina. to
I Ipon the case will be a goi plate and Oi
atupon this plate they suggest, that, a part, mi
of tihe iniscriptioni shiouldl be put. T[hey W(
to tel me that the meni who make the hilt
rwill work niight, atnd (liy duirinig this
mweek t~o have it, reatdy."' Goy. TPhomp
son says thiatt the maikers dleclare the
.swordl will be handsomer iin design L
thain the costly sword given by the '
m governament to Admiiral D~ewey, though,
of course, it will not, hatve such ex
pffenisivye ornaments. The inscription
Ic- on heswordl, besidles the ame of the
se recipient, andi the indlication of its
esdoniors, will be the following: "' A
lygentle aind courtecous South Cairo- '
liniian. * * * In action a perfect '9
wgamecock." - Theodore lloosevelt, b
Coloniel Rtough l iiders. These words a
elare taken from an article written by 4'
, a President Roosevclt, on his comamandu.
'r The sword will cost atbouit $1l00t.
Q hi a mount has been suibscribed aund (
sel collected. It has iomnc chiehy fromi IlC
ief Charleston, Columbia, Greenivihie, An
derso, Yorkvll n alntn
~m Somnethiing over a hundred doillars wais
esubscribedl in Chiarlestoni.
Ige - -
dtel Mist Ann Matrstoni, an Eniglish wo- n
ty. nman recently deceasedl, berguentthiedc
>n- her fortune, amnounitinig to SMil,000O, to
eor- missions, incl udig ia1,000J( to the Am-e
erican hoard of foreign inissions. T1he b
be legacies, however, atre hedged with
ion such strmigenit reguilattionis in regard to
the pledlges aigainlst vivisection that it, isa
L'he considered dloub tful if the trustees will
alli- haveyt po~wer to aiccept, them.
dIge __
diet For Info~nts and Children.
aCd" The Kida You Have Always Bought
les Bears the
any v 8iWenatreof
00 my friend's name," I said. 4 i sup. A
Pose the fault ja mine, for it was I who
wrote the narao for the head nurse. T
00 She is Miss Lantham."
"'ILathai'l" said the nurse, " What
mt a coincidence I She has been attended
be by a Dr. Latham."
of At the words " Dr. Latham," Jean's Pr
ig- hand in mine gave a convulsive clasp, Oi
>n and there came into her eyes a look of ti,
3ft painful, incredulous supplication. I re
it too, had become almost too excited to
in speak, but managed to gasp in imbecile tli
ks iteration, " Dr. Latham!" wi
to " Yes," the nurse replied. " Dr. c
y- Richard Reese Latham, of New York. in
x- Ile was resident physician here five di
2e years ago, and has just sl)eit a month fol
te with us. Ile returned to New York a
)f last night, and sails at five this after- th<
id noon for Bremen." U1
ky The last statement, added to the r
ie general excitement, was too much for na
Jean. She fainted, and fifteen min- tic
w utes were spent in reviving her. But 8i,
,- in those minutes I had formed a plan coi
of action. I must go to New York col
is and stop Dr. Latham from going to sto
'e Europb. In Jean's weakened condi- thc
f- tion, I knew the disappointment of los- bel
c ing what she had sought for two years, dim
d and had at last almost grasped, would Nc
i- be fatal. When she became fully con- fou
s. scious, I said: ge(
" It's all right,, Jean. I'll bring him din
e back. Don't be afraid. Tomorrow suC
g you will have Dick." be
n I shall never be able to tell just how at I
I contrived to catch that New York pre
o train. I did not have time to think, J
, scarcely to breathe, till I found myself oii(
y seated in the coach ruslhing southwest. ov
e I bought a newspaper on the trau, and
n .iui .ar:i! fr'm what (lock the Prinz Cei
; IEi 1,111 p l . ad sail. I did not loo
t know Dr. Lilu gni' New York address, gra
- and dueided I cooli not risk looking it hatI
up. I might, mis booth him am( the exc
f boat. I would go < m ectly to the steam- or
I ship from the r:I.road station, and con
h await his cohmhing aliard. wol
At fifteen mmutevs to flive, when I enc
r had begun to miivonsly fear that I fro:
r should be carried elf to Bremuen, and jud
e that without Dr. Lathm, I saw him pas
coming iaboard. I wvent to meet him- bel
g " I came fron Bston %I where T saw be
b1 you at the Massachusettis (ene ral pro
h Iospital treating my friei,'' I said. thie
I" I'emmber,' eho replied politely. spr
a " 1 hope Mise Lotltom is (loiig Wei.' he
" Yes, but sie isn't Aliss LUttom- Bai
y She's Jean-Jean Latha i, and you is c
r didn't know her.'' . ti
Ie looked puzzled a imoment, as
WhtIug1 Lrying t0 (IUniC ow best to goN
s tispose of tihe apparent hiatic before dis
r him. Then, a si iden startled look m
flashed into his ey(-, and lie said i
quickly , "1 You an'tL mcan Jean-ouir aum
little Jean" bk
- " Yes, your sister .Jean. 11er father y
s is dead, and Mrs. Latham lives with Cal
B Louise in Vermont. For two years an,
rt Jean has been looking for you."
'i The mention of these familiar names wal
,- evidently convinced him that I was Sac
v sanc, and knew his family. Then lie wel
wasted neither time nor breath in in- 9
(uimriCs. bec
I I immnediately resigne(l command of pic
, my own expedition, and left all details Hu
of managemecnt in the man's hands, as
a only a Southern girl can. In an in- HIu
o credibly short time, he hal placed me acr
s in a cab, and we were whirled back to ser
the station. Once fairly settled on the 11u
I- Boston train, he wanted to know see
A everything, and I did my best to sat- too
a isfy him. Co)
a Well, I went to live in their new am
s Beacon street home, and~ Mrs. L athaim din
n will call me Dick's captor. p
THE ANr'iAc''ruhn OF CORN exj
e umKY.-The State says the p~eople M
Shave little conception of the amount of WO
whiskey manufactured here in Col- foi
umb in. Many in the State (10 not Tlo
n know that such a thing as a distillery, rec
theo largest perhaps south of Kentucky,
is in fullI operation on the banks of the 11n
Congaree river near the big Olympia mh
cotton mill, whose (daily output, whoa (ln
rnnngn at the full capacity, is about, ste
3~:,000 gallons of corn whiskey, con- tin
suimingY (00 bushels of grain a day. kni
pBut it is a fact, and1 a vi it, to the "l
liichland DIistilling comp ny will coin- si~
atvince the most skeptical. The pro- thi
hibitionist may hold up his hand in
yhorror, but the manufacture of liquor 1)
is one of our recognizedl and legalized a
institutions. The goverinen~t dlerives Al
San enormous revenue therefrom and~ th
the taxes imposedl upon whiskey and W
rc tobacco is enough 10 crush them out to
as5 of existene, yet men, or rather the So
vciajority of them, will dIrink and~ chew, hi
and~ upon01 the consumer the burden of th
e. taxation falls. The Richland IDis- thi
Stilling company is an incorp~oratedl con-b
ced ons 'h~talizedl at $75,000. Its oli- WI
dcors are N. M. Block, Macon, Ga., w'
topresidlent ; .J. S. Farnum, Charleston, 1s
mvice presidlent ; T. WV. Bernhim, L~ouis- 10
c-ville, Ky., treast "er, and 11. M. Wilson, an
11 formlerly of Daunon1, Ga.,, but now of of
tColumbia, generi mianager.
n~d Wigg-Old Skinthnmt has money toK
,he burn. cc
wWagg-It's a pity lie can't take it
jn with him when lie hies, hi
or- a___________ ____ i
ic The Woi ' s Greatest b,
'- Cure for Blaria X
a - b'r all forms of Malarial pison-I
re- ng take Johneun's Chill and Pever ~
c- 'ronic. A taint of Malarial poisonl I
failure. Blood med Icines can't cura ?
4i i Mlaial4 poisoning. TIho antidote a
for it is J1OH NSON'S' TONIC.
Get-a bottie to-day.,
ten NestS 5. Cests If It Carss.
a in
t Fever Medicine.
oes im a single day what slow qui
cures are in striking contrast to the
The Empress of Japan takes a great
tere8t in all that concerns the nation,
om the rice crops upward. Her
ajesty is said to have a special talent
r literature and writes beautiful
>etry. A poen of hers, set to music,
sung in the schools all over the land.
to is an adopt performer on the koto,
kind of large zither. It is an instru
ent which is much played aul very
pular in Japan.
While it is understood, says the Now
rk Press, that women are presery
g their youth almost to the point of
nililating old age, it is nlso true that
>men's hair turns gray sooner than
tdbe(l to. 1t is said that there are no
I ladics in thet-e days. Our grand
others refuse to pu. on caps and sit
home with their knitting. On the
her hand, their grand-daughters be
n to have gray hair before they get
it of college.
rhe Eminent Kidney
and Bladder Specialist.
- eg0 . ..
to mlcoverer of Swamp-Root at Work in
His Laboratory.
There is a disease prevaling lo this
untry most dangerous because so decep
re. Many sudden deaths are caused by
-heart disease, pneumonia, heart failure
apoplexy are often the result of kidney
sease. If kidney trouble is allowed to ad
tnce the kidney-poisoned blood will attack
e vital organs, or the kidneys themselves
eak down and waste away cell by cell.
ien the richness of the blood-the albumen
leaks out and the sufferer has Bright's
sease, the worst form of kidney trouble.
Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root the new dis
very is the true specific for kidney, bladder
d urinary troubles. It has cured thousands
apparently hopeless cases, after all other
orts have failed. At druggists in flifty-cent
d dollar sizes. A sample bottle sent free
mail, also a book telling about Swamp
>ot and its wonderful cures. Address
. Kilmer & Co., Binghamton, N. Y. and
tntion this paper.
Ors, Sash, Blinds and Buildor's
All Correspondence given prompt at
Why Not Save The
The McIhail Piano or Kindergarten
'gani direct to the buyer from fao
-y. Write me if you wish to buy an
gan or P'larno, for I can save you
mney. I travel South Carolina, and
mid be pleased to call ar,d show you
Planos and Organs. A postal card
11 bring me to you.
zurens, - South Carolina
8.0008 ( iradiuates. Iteceives from 1 to 5 ap
loionsic~) (aily for bookkeepers and ate
uographclers. Iiookkeepi ng, Shorthand,
nilegraphy taught. Itefore to Atlanta's
IsineCss meni ai bankers. Write for cat
ogule. A ddress A. C. ilIU8800E, Prem.
e ,. W. A iKNOLl), Vice-Pro,., Atlanta, Ga
ii farm lancdo. Easy payments. No comn
issions charged. IHorro wer pays actual
at of perfectinrg lean. For mnformation
Columbia. 8. 0.
Business Chances.
1)O YOUi want, to make $4,000 between
>mw and March 1, 1903? If so, send ten
mie (cilver) for our specialty and receive
ce coutponi which entitles you to one
teas; cap itaI prize $1,000 tract of land lo
Ltedl in Ilaaurens County, Bouth Carolina;
uck references given. Address
TW IN-NIO0KLE Co., Laurons, 8. U.
OCired in tIcrty tosixycdays
I~ jWould bce glad to have names
of all sirlering with Dropsy
JINE CO., 3112-13 Lowndes Building,
Ltlanta, Ga.
Groenvillo, S. C.
Oflico ovor Add isons Drug Store.

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