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WHEN TH? STARS ALL FELL.
Bill Arp Tells About the Great
Meteoric Shower in 1833.
Shakespare tolls of man's seven
ages, but his seven docs not lit our day
?nor indeed, did they lit his own day
with any distinct linos of demarcation
between them. They glide into each
fc other and it is hard to toll where the
one quits and tho olhor begins. ' We
have infants and school boys aud lovora,
but Very few are soldiers, and uot one
in a hundred ever becomes a justice of
the peace. His sixth ago. does not do
justice to our mon and womon of threo
score years aud ton, for most of them
I grow fat instead of lean, and our big
f manly voices have not turned to treble,
nor do thoy pipe and whistle in their
sound. I can till sing bass to tho long
meter doxology and my wifo can sing
" Mary had a little lamb " to tho baby.
As to the seventh age, which hi pic
tures as second childhood and mere
oblivion without toeth or taste or oyes
or ears or anything, wo never s^e them
?our old people die beforo they get to
that. But in tho lifo of ovory man
\ aud woman thcro aro epochs, events,
mile Btones, as it wore, that stand out
prominent in memory and mark their
progress from youth to old age. My
earliest locollection is the killing of our
dog Hector, who was supposed to be
mad, and it grieved us for wo loved
him and he lovod us.
Next I recall tho falling of the stars
in 1833. My father held mo up and
with my fcut upon tho top railing of
the bannisters, 1 saw them como down
in myriads as quiotiy an. I softly as
snowilakes and thoy wont out as thoy
neared tho earth. They wero separate
and distinct as the situs, but as near
together as the sparks from the chim
ney of an oldtiine blacksmith shoo
Gobrgo Lester was my playmate and
lived closo by, and tho next morning
he and I huuted all over his ruothei's
garden to iind somo signs of tho stars
that foil, but found nouo. While they
were falliug our negro cook, Aunt
Ailsey, was down on her knees pray*
ing. and as she clung to my mother's
night gowu she called on Josus to come
and take us all to henvon. That night
was an epoch and '.t is worth being 75
years old to havo witnessed it.
My next remembranco of note is a
journey to Savannah with my father
and mother and brotbor, whero wo lowk
a sail vessel for Boston. I remember
tho magnificent double row of china
tie.es in tho long street, and I wonder
now if there is a person living in
Savannah who was living there then
and remembers that row of beautiful
trees that are long since dead and gone.
I remember thatvoyago of thiity-thrce
days around Capo Hattcras, where our
ship was almost wrecked, and mother
holdfast unto her children and silently
prayed for deliverance. I remember
when we reached Boston and how, af
ter our visit was over, father bought a
carriage and pair of horses,' and we
journoyed by land from Boston to
Georgia and never crossed a railroad,
for there was nono to cross. I remem
ber our stop at tho Natural Bridge in
Virginia, and how wo walked away
down in the gorge and looked up and
afterwards stood on the bridge aud
looked down from tho dizzy height.
When I was about ten years old 1
had another epoch, for 1 hud a fight on
Sunday at a camp meeting and got
licked, and my fine Sunday clothes
wore all spoiled with mud and dirt. A
country boy said I was a town boy and
was dressed too One and ho was gwine
to take the starch outcn my ruffled
shirt. And he did. I fought as hard
as I could, but ho licked me nnd I
cried. I had gone to the spring to get
eomo water and tho fight came off
thoro. My father whipped me next
morning and the school teacher got
ready to whip me again, but I showed
him my legs and ho let nie off with a
talk. My next episode has left an in
delible impression. Wo had to walk
two milos to school and about half way
thero was a big gully that wo used to
slide down in. One morning Bill Malt
hie and Ovorton Young and Jim Wil
son and myself stopped to slide down,
and Bill pulled out a deck of cards and
said ho would show us how lo play. 1
had never seen a deck before iu my
life, but I had hearn toll of 'cm. They
were mighty pretty and he taught us
how to shuffle aud cut and deal and
turn Jack and play seven-up.
One morning Tom Wilson and Jim
Alexander came along as they were
going to school and heard our racket
in the gully and they caught ua play
mg cm da. They slipped up on us, for
we were completely absorbed in the
game, and Tom said: 44 Well, you arc
the youngest set of gamblers I cvor
aaw in my life. The sheriff will ?et
you and put you all in jail before
night." I never was scared so bad in
my life. I couldn't study my lessons
nor eat my dinner at school and watch
ed for the sheriff all day long. Jiut
that cured me of card playing and 1
never handled a deck again until I got
to college. Collcgo was a good placo
to play cards then; it is a good pi ice
to kick a bull now. Tom Wilson and
Jim Alexander were good-hearted hoyn
and nevor told on us. Tom died years
ago and Jim died last month in Atlan
ta. He got to bo a great doctor and
everybody loved him. When I rccciv.
ed the telegram that told rao he was
dead I felt like another prop was gone,'
and that now only one was left?his
brother Tom in Rome. Maltbio is dead
and Young and Jim Wilson. All my
schoolmates are dead except ono and
all my school teachers and college pro
fessors aie dead.
For several years thore was no epoch
?no episode. Every day was alike
until I began to notice the girls with a
uliar longing emotion and brushed
hair more carefully and carried a
leaner hankerchief and woro lighter
ta well polished. In fact, I got to
a dandy in my dress. Bhakespoaro
~:es fun of tho lover and dismisses
with a line. Says ho sighed and
poetry about his sweetheart's
Ows. Wo beat that in our day.
sigh, a bit for my sweetheart
m1 off about mo as I was about
wo were too happy to sigh
n became, engaged, and abo
e day away on in June,
judged it backwards to
and then to April and at'
March, to all of which she
"ugly assented. I wrote poetry,
to her oyebrowa?but to In r
head to foot. Horo is tho last'
, Which is only a sample of what
Id do in those halcyon days:
n inoonto on tho sacrod altara j
dors aeemed in fragrant clouds
y my wishes all to hoaven turned,'
^re rich blessings for theo from I
la pretty good, I think. Tn j
omo Yankee soldier came alom?
atolo tho album and carried it off
k trophy and gave it to his sweot
Sho kept it twenty yearn, and
another fellow and aont tho
ck to him, and he mailed it
Of health has no uniformed guardians
of its peace. If It had there would t>e
arrests innumerable in every restaurant
every day of the year. Both in the
quantity and quality of the food they
eat and in the manner of its consump
tion men and
laws of health.
wnl not heed
not escape her pun
ishments, and dys
pepsia or stomach
"trouble" is the inva
riable penalty of care
There fa no other
medicine for diseases
of the stomach and
allied organs of di
gestion and nutrition
which can compare
with Dr. Pierce* s
Golden Medical Dis
covery. It cures
these diseases perfect
ly and permanently,
and enables the build
ing up or the whole
body into vigorous health.
?I took two bottle* of Dr. rterw?t Ooldon
Medical Discovery fljr stomach troubl?." writes
Clarence Carnes. Itsq., of Tnylorstowrj, Loudoun
Co.. Vn. "It did ma so Dtuon Rood that I .Han't
(nkc any more. I am cat most anything now.
I aoi so well jdensed with It 1 hardly know how
to thank you for your kirnt luioruiatloo. I
tried a whole lot of things 1>eforc t wrote to
you. There wna a gentleman told m? about
your nu .11. liw. how It hnd cured nil wtftj. I
thought 1 would try o l>ottki of It. 1 am glad I
did. lor I don't know what 1 would have done
If It had not been for t)r. Mcroe's Golden Med
Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets cure con
timo to repent and reform. Of eourso
our marriago was an epoch?a big
milestone. My wife was only sixteen
and as docile as a pet lamb. 1 took
her young, boliovlng I could train her
if slio needed training. For n year or
two I could make her do just as I
pleased, but later on I could mako her
do just as she pleased and now she
makes mo do just as sho pleases, too.
But it i? all right, and I have got used
to it. Yesterday I received a letter
from a friend asking me to help him
ab' >ut choosing a wife. Ho is a widow
er with one. child, and wanted a wo
man over .'50 and under 40?a sell led
woman ?and ho said ho would make
hor a pood, loving husband, otc. Well,
1 talked it over in the family and
named several good old settled gills,
and my wife stopped sowing and said:
" I don't think you arc a very good
judge of marriageable girls. You bad
bettor let this matter alone." 1 didn't
like that remark, and replied: "Well,
when 1 was a young man maybe I was
a poor judge, but I think I could do
better now." I am sorry I said it, for
a woman can't take such jokes and
keep calm and serene. I'll be more
careful in tho future.
But I must reserve some epochs for
another letter. The. birth of our first
child was an epoch, but afterwards that
business censed to bo a monopoly and
became montonous. Bn.r. Aitr.
A FIGHT AGAINST KOK STB R.
The Negro Deas Is Trying to
Defeat Confirmation by the Sen
Tho Washington correspondent of
the News and Courier writes an fel
An ugly light against one of Presi
dent Uoosevolt's recent Southern ap
pointments is going on in the Senate.
The contest is over tho continuation
of George Kocatcr, a young Gold De
mocrat and personal friend of Senatoi
McLaurin, as collector of internal re
venue for tho district of South Caro
At tho timo of Collector Rooster's
appointment it was charged that be
was an active participant in a "lynch
ing beo " in Sotith Carolina, and Col
lector Kocster not only admitted taking
part in tho affair, but acknowledged
writing a long account of the occur
rence for the newspaper ho then rep
resented. All the circumstances were
fully explained to President ltooscvc.lt
aud tho latter, after hearing both sides
of tho story, selected Mr. Kocster for
tho ollico which ho is now flllitur.
The Republican organization in
South Carolina, under the leadership
of former Deputy Collector Doas, the
negro chairman of tbo Republican
Stale committee, has arrived in Wash
ington, armed with formal chargos
against Collector Kooster, and also
numerous copies of the nowspap< rs
containing Kocstcr's account of the
affair. These papers have been freely
distributed among tho Republic.in
Scuators and especially among the
members of tho Senato liuanco eom
miltco, who will pass upon tbo nomi
nation of Collector Kocster.
Tho opponouts of the new collootor
arc counting upon Senator Tillman to
lend a band in the light, becauso Kocs
ter is a personal appointment of Sena
tor McLaurin, in addition to having on
various occasions attacked the politi
cal policies advanced by Senator Till
man in his newspaper. There uro
numerous precedents in tho Senate
showing that editors have been defeat
ed for confirmation by reason of sovcrc
editorial criticism passed upon Sena
Collector Kocstcr's appointment,
When made, was tho political sensation
of tho hour, and all of the harrowing
details of his connection with the
lynching and his personal explanations
to President Roosevelt were published
throughout tho land. Tho Republican
organization in South Carolina having
boon practically ignored by President
Roosevelt for reasons he can justify,
tho wbolo Kooster mattor is to he re
vived and thon passed over in the
Senate if Stnto Chan man Dens and his
followers realize thoir oxpoctations.
removes from the soil
large quantifies <>f
The fertilizer ap
plied, must furnish
enough Potash, or the
land will lose its pro
R??<1 mrr-Ailly onr 'k>oV?
ci* crop*???n? /it*.
GERMAN KAM WORKS,
HOW EVA GOT READY FOR
HV IIAK1UKT UAILKY CI.AUK.
** Eva, Eva! what aro you going lo
get for Christmas?"
Lucilo Arhueklo hounded into tho
room, and hugged a slender girl who
rose joyfully to greet hor.
" It seems so good tohavo you come
ll\ ing in at any minute, just as you
used to!" said Eva.
n Doesn't it ?" said Lucilo. " Now,
what do you oxpect to got for Christ
mas?" she repeated.
" Really, Lucile, I haven't givou a
j thought to that part of Christmas. It
h?s taken cvory single sparo moment
to plan for things I am going to give
" Everybody 1 I hopo you don't in
tend to givo presents to tho wholo
" I wish 1 could," said Eva earnest
"I think that's silly!" said Lucilo
frankly. " Well, tell me what you aro
going to givo then."
? Well said Eva, " first tlioro's old
" Old James! Is ho living yot? I
should think ho would bo too old to
" ?jhl ho is. Wo havo another
coachman, but papa pays James just
the same; and his old sislor lives with
htm, and cooks for him. I always
givo him somclhine. Why, I bolicve
bo'd cry if I didn'tT"
" Oh, well! what would you caro if
ho did? Just an old Irish coachman!
I should think you would givo your
presents to somebody worth whilo."
"Why, James is worth whilo!" said
Eva, a trit'o indignantly. " I don't
j rcmombor when we didn't have James;
I he seems just hko ono of our family,"
" But theo ho isu't you know," Raid
Lucilo, with a provoking little laugh.
A little llush crept into Eva's check.
**? I wondor why you always look at
things in such a dilTorcnt way," she
?< Ohl because you are foolish, and I
have common sonso," said Lucilo
" I'm not foolish," said Eva, with
some show of spirit.
?l I think ypu are, and Aunt Lois
said so," said Lucilo, with another
" Aunt Lois is mean to say such a
thing," began Eva. And then she
stopped and smiled.
Lucilo always had boon different.
What was the use of caring? Aunt
Lois was dilToront from mama, and, if
she had lived with her, instead of in
hor own dear home, probably sbo
would have bcon just liko Lucilc. It
was not worth quarreling about, any
11 Well," sbo said, " 1 suppose you
won't like somo of the others either ;
but there's crazy Tun"?
Lucilo burst into a merry peal of
laughter, but covered her face with
her handkerchief as she saw Eva's
" I won't tell you about tho rest, if
you are going to laugh at them, be
cause?because?it means something
to me," faltered Eva, with a trembling
". What docs it mean, Eva ? I'm
sure I cau't imagine. Why, I only
give presents to people I just havo to
remember, and it's a big bothor be
" Oh! it isn't a bother to me," said
Eva enthusiastically. " Why, don't
you know it's Jesus' birthday? And
wo can't send presonts up to him, and
so James, and poor Tim, and Bctttc"?
"Tho washerwoman I" said Lucilc
uuder hor breath.
" Yes," said Eva. " Sho's so good,
and works so hard. Aud sbo never
would have a Christmas present if I
didn't givo her one. And thoro arc
Kate, and Jane, and Annie Small, aud
Annie Case, and?oh! half a dozen
more. You see," said Eva earnestly,
" I give tho Christ-child's presents to
tho ones I think Jesus would liko to
havo me givo them to,?to tho people
who seem to need them tho most."
" Aren't you going to givo a present
to your own mother?" askod Lucilo
" Not this year," said Eva, with a
smile. " Mama understands,?her
pros-ont goes to Elina Brown."
"Elina Brown!" echoed Lucilc.
" That girl who used to treat you so
" Yes," said Eva softly. " But her
mother died last week, and she is all
" Does Profossor Edwards tonch cur
class in Sunday-school yet?" asked
Iiiicilo, changing the subject.
"Oh, nol tlo left tho city months ago,
and we havo tho dearest toachcr,?
Miss Adams. Sho shows mo how to
make my Christmas gifts, and helps
mo in everything."
M What aro thoy going to do at
Sunday-school this year?"
41 Obi haven't you heard? Ench
class has pledged a certain amount of
money, and then each ono of our class
is to take a can of fruit, Harry's class
take canned vegotablos, Professor
Wilton's boys tako Hour, and mama's
young ladies give sugar, and so on;
and then ovory ono has to tako a pota
to, or an applo, or an ornngo, or a
cabbago, to get In at tbo door. Ob,
it's tbo groatosl fun!"
" I don't sec much fun in it!" said
Lucilo, with a look of disgust on hor
"Oh! but, Lucilo," cried Eva,
" think of tho hundreds of poor poo
pic who will get tho things!"
" Yes, of course," said Lucilo. "But
dou't you have any enlortainmont or
treat for the scholars?"
" Oh, yost We shall havo a boauti
ful ontortninmont, ? all about tho
Christ-child. Professor Wilton has
chargo of it, aud tho singing is lovoly.
Wo don't havo any troat. Wo don't
want it. Wo have plonty to oat at
homo, I hopo."
" Woll, yes; 1 hopo I do too," snld
Lucilo. " But Mario Elvorson's Sun
day school is going to givo out pound
boxes of Fronch croams. I believe I
shall go down thcro with hot. I don't
beliovo in cabbagos and potatoos."
" O Lucilo! But won't you go with
"Let the GOLD DUST twins do your work."
'fhroo Urne? a day. 1098 times a year the
will make your dl?h-washing Mury.
FAIRBANK COMPANY. Chit***,
"About a year ago my hair was
coming out very fast, so I bought
a bottle of Aycr's Hair Vigor. It
stopped the falling and made my
hair grow very rapidly, until now it
is 45inches In length." ? Mr8. A.
Boydston, Atchison, Kans.
There's another hunger
than that of the stomach.
Hair hunger, for Instance.
Hungry hair needs food,
needs hair vigor?Ayers.
This is why we say that
Ayer's Hair Vigor always
restores color, and makes
the hair grow long and
heavy. $1.00 ? t?Ht?. ah draggM*.
If your (lrurtRiHt cannot minply you,
Bond us ona doll.tr and wo will uxpresa
you a t>ottlo. Ho sure nncl plvo tho namo
of your nearest express oflieo. Address,
J. 0. AYEH CO., i/owoll, Mass.
mo, and soe hew lovoly it all is?"
" I don't bohove I can, Eva. I
don't liko crowds and vegetables, and
all that. At Mario's church thoy have
smtlax and overgrocn and holly and
roses. Tho church is just a bowor of
beauty," said Lucilo, with hor best
Fronch air. " And it is so stll and
solemn,?moro like Christmas, you
know, than a noisy crowd with baskets
and bundles, and all that. And then,
I nover could got enough French bon
Eva looked d ized for a moment, and
then said helplessly:
? I don't think you exactly under
?? No, perhaps I don't. Qood-by,
Eva. Como over to morrow."
CHKRRY TRUE CO. A FRAUD.
Endless Chain Concern is Using
Malls for Fraudulent Pur
A special to tho Atlanta Journal
from Charlotte, N. C, dated Doc. 18,
Tho Amos Owens Cherry Tree com
pany, of Henrietta, .N. C, which has
been doing an extensive business
throughout a number of States by
I means of a chain letter scheme, has
been pronounced a fraud by Slate
Entomologist Sherman, who examined
into the concern at tho instance of the
Stato crop pest commission and the
company's affairs were brought up in
tho Federal court hero yestorday after
noon, wheu an indictment against, the
promotors for using tho mails for frau
dulent purposes was presented.
Tho concern has attracted much at
tention recently and whenever its in
tegrity was impeached thero was al
ways some ono to defend it as a trust
worthy concern. Thousands of wo
men were employed as its agents, and
it is said that while some of them were
paid tor tho work they did, tho great
majority received nothing. Tho plan
carried out is something liko this:
Twolvo dollars is sent the company for
cherry trees and tho sender has tho
privilege of becoming an agent of the
nursery at $20 por month, the duty of
tho agent being to write, llvo or six
letters per day to friends, soliciting
them as agents, each buyor of $12
worth of trees having the privilege of
becoming an agent. As a result there
arc said to bo thousands of letters wi it
ten each day, and the mail received by
tho head office of tbo concern some
times amounts to a wagon load in a
single day. Tho proprietors of the
company have often changed within
the past few months, and the end of
the scheme is probably approaching, as
tho State authorities will likely ask the
postollice authorities to issue a fraud
order for tho poslofliccs used by tho
company, and oven if tho indictment
in the Federal court docs not hold the
company will probably bo forced to
quit themselves or change its tactics.
The State entomologist declares that
the trees shipped by the company aro
practically worthless and aro dug or
pulled up anywhere they may bo
Speaking of tho Amos Owens Cherry
Tree company this week, Sol. Gallert,
E*q., a well known lawyer of Huther
ford ton, N. C, the seetien in which
the company does business, said:
"Tho Amos Owens Cherry Tree
people are still doing a big business.
Tnoy shipped over 100,000 trees last
month. On the 1st of December they
had 3,000 agents, and thoy naturally
expect that each agent will bring m
four new agonts, which means that
there will bn 12,000 agents by January
1st. To each of theso agonts 00 trees,
at 812 will bo shipped, or a total of
720,000 trees will bo Beut out. Tho
total of 16,000 agents will bo increased
to 00,000, which means that 3,000,000
cherry trees will bo shipped shortly
after January. Soon the (50,000 agents
will bo incrcasod to 240,000, and there
fore nearly 15,000,000 cherry treos will
bo required for tho March .shipment."
How a Philippine Woman Ckoss
kd a Rivkk.?Just beyond San Pedro
wo came to tho Sibalom rivor, the bed
of winch is a mile wide, covored whh
littlo and big bowlders, with here nnd
l here a swift running stream. The
main river ia probably two hundred
yards wido and is easily forded, except
after a heavy rain, when it rises rapid
ly und becomos a raging torrent. It
usually subsides in a few hours alter
the rain has ceased to fall. When tho
river is up many peoplo gather on
oilher bank to await an opportunity to
Our treasurer was onco sitting on
tho banks with a lot of natives waiting
for tho river to subside, and bad been
there, wot, hungry and tiled, for hours
praying to get across. Tho river was
boiling and ioaming and no ono dared
make au attempt to cross. Presently
an old woman came along, look a look
at tho rivoi, gavo a contemptuous
glanco on tho manly sex there gathor
ed and thon walked up the bank about
a hundred yards, whero sho snipped
off hor clothing. Sho made a careful
bundlo of all nor belongings, luiseey
them nbovo hor head and ontered the
stream. The water was ovor her head,
but she m: de no attempt to hw* u.
Sho would sink beneath the water until
her toea touched a bowldur aud would
thon give a lump. Tho current would
give hor a lift and send hor diagonally
down the stream a few yards. Sho
kept repeating the operation until at
last she had reached tho other bank,
far bolow whore she had started. She
waded out with her bundle perfectly
dry, donned her clothes and vanished
through tho thicket?Mobilo Register.
Tiik Man With Black Whiskers.
?The New England Farmer says that
Georgia has a stringent law forbidding
its citizens to carry pistols on pain of
forfeiting the,weapons and paying a
fine of $50 or being imprisoned for
thirty days. Shortly after the passage
of this enactment Judge Lester was
holding court In a little town, when
suddenly he suspended the trial of a
case by ordering the sheriff to lock the
doors of the court room.
(< Gentlemen," said the judge, when
the doors woro closed, " I have just
soon a pistol on a man in this room,
and I cannot reconcile it to my sense
of duty to let such a violation of the
law pass unnoticed. I ought, perhaps,
to go before the grand jury and indict
him, hut if that man will walk up to
this stand and lay his pistol aud a flue
of $1 down here, I will let him off this
The judge paused, and a lawyer
sitting just beforo him, got up, slipped
his hand into a hip pockot, drow out a
neat ivory-handled 0-shooter, and laid
it witu $1 dowu upon tho stand.
" This is all right," said tho judge,
" but you are not the man I saw with
Upon this, another lawyer arose,
and laid down a Colt's rovolver and a
dollar bill beforo tho judge, who re
peated his former observation. The
process wont on until nineteen pistols
of all kinds and sizes and shapes, lay
upon tho stand, together with $19 by
their side. Tho judgo laughed as he
complimented tho nlnoteen delinquents
upon being mon of business, but added
that tho man whom ho had seen with
tho pistol had not yet como up, and,
glanciug at tho far side of tho court, ho
" I'll givo him one minute to accept
my proposition, and if he foils, I will
hand him over to tho sheriff."
Immediately two men from tho hack
os tho court aroso and began to move
toward tho judge's staud. Once they
stopped to look at each other, and
then, coming slowly forward, laid
down their pistols and their dollars.
As they turned their backs tho judge
" This man with the black whiskers
I is tho ono that I originally saw."
Thomas Jefferson's Note.?Little
llock Democrat: Carrington C. Bacon,
of Imbodcn, Lawrence County, Ar
kanaas, is the possessor of a promissor)
uoto for $370, which was given by
Thomas Jefferson, April 7, 1813, to
Edmund Bacon, great-grandfather of
the present holder of tho paper. The
note has long hince beau paid, but on
account of tho customs and institution*
of tho period whon it wus executed, re
mained in tho possession of the drawee
aud descended through three gcuora
tions to tho present owuor. At the
time the nolo was drawn Edmund
Bacon owned a farm adjoining Mr |
Jefferson's Monlicello place in Vir-i
gin in. Mel ore tho note was paid Mr.
Bacon moved West and mado his home'
in Kentucky. With him ho brought
tho note, which was duly paid. The
mails at tho limo woro slow and uncer
tain, and for this reason tho note was
not returned to Mr. Joffersou. This
odd bit of yellow, mildowod paper is
prized by its owner as much for its con
nection with tho history of his family
as for being an autograph of a famous
man and written by tho same hand
that executed the Declaration of Inde
Survivor of the ?? Old Guard."
?The solo surviving officer of tho Old
Guard of tho First Napoleon Is said to
bo living at Warsaw in poverty. He
is a Pole named Markiewicz, and is
now 107 years old. He receives a
small pension from tbo Russian govern*1
incut, but it is contended that as he
has tho military cross of tho Legion of
Honor, ho is entitled to an allowance
from tho third ropublic. Markiewicz
was decorated for distinguished con
. uct on tho battlo field eighty-eight
years since, when he was only a lad of
10. Tbo decree is dated November
23, 1813. Markiewicz is thus not only
the sole survivor of tho officers of the
Old Guard, but ho is doyen, or senior
member, of tho Legion of Honor. He
has, however, been enabled to livo in
three centuries, and according to all
accounts, is still alert, in spito of age
and povorty.?Tho Tablet.
The Unready Seeker.?A Geor
gia darkey went out to an old field to
*< seek and pray."
It was dusk and ho knelt down aud
put up a long petition that tho angels
might como and minister to him.
Presently he hoard a flapping, as of
wings behind him, and in n second ho
was makiug race-horso timo on tbo
homo road, whore he jumped into tho
bed and covered his head from sight.
Suddenly thoro was a loud knock
ing at tho door, aud his started wifo
11 John, git up dar, for do Lord's
sakol Do angels you been seckin' is
como for you."
?< Lo'ni ataoy dar," was tho trem
bling answer. "Tell 'em thoo' de key
hole dat I ain't got no wing tor fly wid,
en I too heavy to tote 1"
From Leicester, N. C, comes the
report that S. G. Dovor, recently ar
rested for eloping with a young lady
of Wilcox County, leaving behind a
woman who passed as his wife, has a
wife and four children in the Old
To Guard Against Another
Chart Scandal.?The following cir
cular from State Superintendent of
Education McMahan explains itself:
Ofllco of State Superintendent of Ed
' Columbia, S. O., Doc. 10, 1001
County Superintendent of Education.
Dear Sir:?Tho State Board of Edu
cation authorized Band MeNally &
Company to at-U maps and globes, at
the prices agreed upon, to tho public
schools with tho proviso: 11 That no
Bale Bhall bo made except to trustees
assembled in board meeting."
I have just received a letter from
Suporintendont Bright, of Bickens,
stating that two men representing
themselves as agonts of Band MeNally
& Company having come to this coun
ty, and that he fears they may be
44 fakes," and in any ovent "fears that
if they are permitted to canvass tho
country, there may bo a ropotition of
tbo chart swindle business of a fow
years ago. Honcc, his board has for
bidden a canvass under its authority
in Section 25 of tho rogulations of tho
State Board (pago 31, school law), and
has adoptod the following resolution:
44 Tho county board aftor consider
ing the Hand MeNally map question
decides that if tho said Baud MeNally
& Company desiros to soil iu this
county, that samples bo furnished tho
County Superintendent, nnd that the
trustees make selections thorofrom?
the County Superintendent to ordor
the samo with other supplies.
44 Or that they send samples to bo
paid for whon sold."
I recommend that your board take
similar action and notify Band Me
Nally & Compauy that no nersonal
canvass of school hoards will ho per
mitted; and olso notify trustees that
they shall not buy from agents, but
may examiue tho samples in the ollicc
of the county (superintendent, and
upon their judgment order what they
?jeo lit. Very truly yours,
John J. McMahan,
Stute, Supt. of Education.
Great Turkey Year.?Tho past
season, though to trying on crops in
most places, has been a very prosperous
one for turkoy raisers. Wc hear of
big (locks in all directions, wbcro the
drouth prevailed. People in many
places Wirite in about the some lan
guage as tho following from a farmer
in Southern Illinois:
Thcro never has been, so far as I
know, a better year than 1901 for tur
key raising. Dry weather is ideally
adapted to tho business.
Wo lot our young turkeys go with
their mothers throughoutfctho summer
and tho other day they came up to tho
barn lot in their original number. Tho
roll call found none absent, strayed or
stolon, and thoy aro as fat as butler
balls. Thoy have been feeding on
grasshoppers, bugs and other insects.
I Of tho 210 which started out with
.their mothers in the spring only fivo
' arc runts. They would bo all right
j but for tho fact that they were injured
at tho timo thoy wero taken from the
chicken hous that hatched them out.
Wo expect to make a handsome sum
from our turkeys. Wo shall sell them
to our local grocer if ho is willing to
give a fair price. Wo don't owo him
anything, so ho can't get the turkeys
to adjust bills.
Tho other day in Minnesota a man
died and left in his will instructions to
hiB executors to burn all his inoucy.
lie did not want his heire to have the
money and no doubt because bo loved
it so, ho did not havo tho nervo to burn
it himself. It will be charitable to
think tho man was crazy. IIo was
either that or tho most unparallclcl
fool wo over heard of. A pleasant
framo of mind truly, for n man to bo
^hunting off this mortal coil in. IIo
must have been worso than the fabled
dog in tho manger. IIo could no
longer uso the money himself, so ho
wanted it destroyed, and yet no doubt
at his very door lived people, worthy
people, who needed the very moans of
living. Fortunately his executors
woro lovel-headcd; thoy gavo tho
money to his heirs.
Capt. W. M. Francis, the popular
conductor on tho Southern Railway,
has been temporarily relieved of his
duties as conductor and assigned to
manage tho eating house recently
opened by the Southern at Branchville.
Capt. Francis has been in continuous
service for twenty-six years and his
friends are legion.
William Prosloy, of Jackson County
Alabama, as tho alleged result of a
pro'ractcd sprco, lied in terror to the
mountains, possessed of the hallucina
tion that Masons wero bent on lynch
ing him for botraying their secrets.
The chamber of commerce of Hunts
villo, Ala., has received information
that Now York capitalists aio forming
a 87,000,000 company to build fiom
Alabama ono of tholargost trunk lines
in the South.
It is said that it will pay to keep
some shoop for sorvico in tho orchard
a'one. They oat the fallen fruit and
so put an end to many depredating in
The shipments of pig iron, cast iron
pipo and steel from Alabama and
Tennessee during November aggregate
Fruit trees roquiro to bo cultivated
and prunod, but thoy will repay all
caro and attention.
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KASTRUN STANDARD TIMK.
Read Down. Head Up
Atlanta 8A L.7;45am 8 00 pm
Athens.10 11am 5 2i pm
Klberton ... ... ....11 Klam 4 iK pm
Abbeville .12'23pm 3 15 pm
Greenwood.12 48pm 2 48 pm
Ar Clinton ....Dinner... 1 18pm 2 00 pm
C. A \V. C.
Glenn Springs.10 00am 4 00 pm
Spartan burg.11 45 8 10
Greenville.12 01 3 00
Waterloot .12 52pm 2 01
Ar Laurens.Dinner.. 1 10 l.v 1 38
No. G3 No. 62.
Laurens.12 f>5pm 147pm
Parks . 105 140
Clinton. 1 '25 1 25
Goldville. 1 37 1 12
Kinnrds. 141 1 05
(lary. 1 1!) 1 00
Jalapa. 1 54 12 55
Ncwbcrry. 2 Itl 12 42
Prospe rity. 2 '24 12 29
SliK?>?. .. .2 34 1*2 20
Little Mountain. 2 38 12 10
Chapin. 2 62 12 03
Hilton. 2 68 11 57
White Kock. 3 02 11 61
lialentine . 3 07 11 40
Inno . 8 10 11 40
Leaphart . 3 '22 11 33
Ar Columbia. 3 35 Lv 1120
No. 22 No. 85
Laurens.OOOam (> 00am<
Parks. (i 10 4 50
Clinton. 0 40 1 30
Gohtvillo.0 53 3 51
Kiuurds. 7 08 3 40
Oary. 7 17 3 31
Jalapa. . 7 '20 3 22
Ncwh. rry.H 00 3 00
Fronj.crity.H 25 2*2
Slighs . 8 42 2 02
Little Mountain .. . 866 150
Chapin.015 1 30
Hilton . 9 21 120
White Rock. 9 '20 1 21
Balontino.O 37 1 15
Irmo. 0 52 1 00
Leaphart .10 02 12 48
Columbia.10 3u 12 80
A. O. L.
Columbia. 3 45 11 10
Sumter. 4 56 0 40
vUiarleston. 8 10_7 Go
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