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1.', when mornine breaks
Clouds i,bi uiu tho sky,
Ktnr not. find who m.ikux
Clouds. Iiai Ftiiirliluu iilcli.
If tltc mtrilcn pared.
Thirsty for t lie rain.
Know April follows March
fluiui rs will obtain.
When Mary' other hem
Calls before yon ilo.
Don't get mini mid no;
He'll cot tired, too.
lit' put lent.
If the pood wife frown,
Wall u little Willi.':
Keep your temper ilown,
Soon wl'l como u smile,
When you're out of health
If you're fee line sick
Uo not ilnse yourself,
ll t a doctor quick.
THE EUTAW FLAG
I I Ily .MAItV i:. ItlMKIOI.t). I
I Coiiyrlqhtfd, ltttl by Tlit A'lt.'ior 1'iiblltilwj Company I I
Charleston, South Carolina, "thu City
by tilt's Sen," on tho morning of Feb
ruaiy 14, 1777, was unusually fold ami
dreary Sleet anil snow whirled hither
and thitter, and a biting northeast
wind niado It advisnblo for all not
obliged to face the storm to remain
Jane Elliott was seated near a win
dow, mechanically passing her needlo
through n dainty piece of embroidery.
She felt a chill at her heart; the pre
monition of parting from ti much-loved
parent, now dangerously ill.
An elderly woman entered the room.
"Mr. Elliott Is awake," she naid.
"and wishes to see you."
Kislng quickly, the i;irl went to her
"Ginnle," he murmured, using hla
favorite name, for her, as with trem
bling touch he smoothed her hair, "do
not weep because I am soon to leave
you. For lone; years I have, infused
your dear mother's sweet smile. 1
shall be glad to go in search of her.
You have tho same srr.Ho, tho samo
laughing bluo eyes and tender mouth.
As women of your typo lovo only too
well, it behooves you to be exceedingly
careful in your choice of nialo com
panions. Most women's lives arc
made beautiful or utterly ruined by
tho love they accept. You must not
stay hero. This land of rebels Is not
fit for my sweet flower. Promise that,
when left alone, you will return at
onco to England."
A deep pallor In tho girl's faro re
placed tho Hush of a few minutes be
tore. "It Is tlmo for tho doctor," sho ex
claimed, rising. "I think ho In com
ing." "Glnnlo," said her father, "you have
not answered "
Without apparently bearing him she
left tho room. Outside tho door sho
"I could not promise and I could not
answer," she murmured, "for, heaven
help me, 1 love a ichel who glories In
his defiance of England's king."
Ily evening the storm passed away.
The stars shone brightly; tho moon
light glorified all rurroundtug objects.
Again Jano Elliott stood near a win
dow, at the back of tho house. Sho
saw a familiar form enter tho gate.
Sho opened tho door. A moment later
Capt. William Washington stood bo
"Why have you come hero?" sho
.asked. "I thought you were miles
away with tho rebels."
"You must Know," be replied, "I re
turned to sho your s'veet face onco
more. To enrry in my heart, amid tho
tumult and strife of battle, a plcturo
of tisstiro eyes, and sun-kissed hair; of
'Glnn'e," said her father, "you have
not enswered "
dimpled chin and laughing mouth.
These shall nervo mo to stand firm for
tho cause of liberty and right, until I
return to claim them for my own."
"Nay, how can that bo?" sho asked.
"My father to-day has commanded mo
to return to Englnnd as soon as "
Her lip quivered. Sho could not
complete tho sentence.
"And you will obey him?" ho qucs.
"Nay," sho faltered, "I cannot let
you go. I shall not return to England.
Whon In battle your flag lloats obovo
you, remember I honor It for your
"I hnvc no liar; to carry with mo,"
he replied, "and there is no time to get
one. I leave tonight for tho camp."
"I will make you one," said Jano.
Cutting a large square from tho
heavy silk curtain and binding it with
gold braid taken from the girdle which
had encircled her waist, she handed it
"TaKc It," sho murmured, "and keep
it unsullied for the sake of your coun
try and Jane Elliott. Hoth shall bo
proud of their hero, whether he re
turns bearing It triumphantly aloft, or
tolded above his breast."
"Jane, have you no word of welcome
A bell rang. It was the signal that
visitors, perhaps the soldiers of tho
king, were approaching.
"God bless you, dearest," said Wash
ington, taking the Hag nnd kissing tho
hand that held It. "May He keep you
safo until wo meet ngaln." Then ho
passed out of. one door as the guests
entered tho other.
Mr. Elliott sank Into a semlcon
rclous condition that night and becamo
grnduilly weaker, until, a week later,
as in a dream he passed into that
Jane did not return to England.
Mouths and jears passed. Sho re
ceived tender letters from Cnpt. Wash
ington, full of devotion to her, to his
country, nnd telling of his promotion
to the rank of colonel.
in Uio spring of 1781 Jano sat near
pn open window, Inhaling tho frag
rance of ten and cloth-of-gold roses,
and watching the many-hued humming
birds, ns they flitted about, sipping
sweet refreshment allko from tho
poisonous trumpet flower and tho coral
honeysuckle Tho deep bluo of tho
sky, tho bright sunshine nnd a gcntlo
brcezo made a perfect day. Yet Jano
wns sad. Sho had not recently heard
either from or of her lover.
Sho was startled by tho opening of
tho g:te, and looking up, recognized
Col. Tarleton, a British officer, though
ho woro the garb of a civilian.
"Miss Elliott " ho said, standing near
tho window, "you do not know how
delighted I am to seo you."
"Aro you just returned from tho
seat of war?" sho nsked. "If so, can
von tall mo anything about Col. Wash
ington?" "Aro you In earnest? What can n
rebel of tho worst typo -bo to you?
Ilesldcs, I hear ho is so Illlterato ho
cannot wrlto his own name."
"You havo been misinformed," said
Jane coldly. "At any rate," glancing
at his hnnds, "he can make hlu mark."
Col. Tarletdn frowned. So sho
knew that Washington had, by a
htroko of his sabei, cut off two of his
fTarloton's) finger whllo catching IiIb
horso'j brldlo in un attempt to mako
him a prisoner.
"One truth I did hear, however," ho
remarked. "Just after tho battle of
Cowpcns, as ho was riding through the
woods, ho met Miss Evelyn Morris,
carrying her sick brother In her arms.
Sho had fled when tho fighting began
in search of a place of snfoty. Ho con
ducted her to a friend's houso. Admir
ing her bravery nnd courngo In risking
her own life to save tho boy's1, ho fell
desperately In lovo with her. Tho fool
lng proved mutual und they aro to bo
married In u short time. Ho wins
hearts so easily 1 wish I had seen hluj
during tho campaign."
"To mo your memory seems poor,"
raid Jane, "hut bad you looked behind
you at the battle of the ('owpens, you
would certainly have had that pleas
ure." Col. Tarleton made no reply, but,
IiowIiir low, departed. She had scorned
htm, but he had left an arrow to
rankle In her heart.
Jano left tho window, passed Into
tho garden, and seated herself on n
vine-encircled bench. So this wns the
reason for his not writing. Sho was
forgotten, or worse, discarded for a
now lovo. It seemed Impossible to be
lieve It. Ho was too noblo and honor
nblo to bo untrtio to the woman he had
taught to lovo him. Tears filled her
eyes. Her neau uroopcu. way uau no
not' written? Sho -did not wish to be
lieve it, nnd yet!
Suddenly tho sound of martial music
recalled her wandering thoughts. Tho
victorious troop.i were passing
through the city.
Her lover should bo In command.
Why was ho not with her? Alas!
Must pho believe Tarleton's cruel talo?
Tho music died uwny. Sho bowed her
head on her clasped hand and became
oblivious to nil, save her own sad mis
givings. Sho did not hear tho gate
open behind her nor see tho advancing
form, nor noto tho eager gaze of tho
eyes that rested lovingly upon her.
"Jane," said n famlllnr voice, "havo
you no word of welcome for mo?"
"Why havo you not written recent
ly?" sho asked, coldly, not raising her
"Look up nnd see," he replied.
"Forgive me " sho said, seeing Wint
his right hnnd was In a sling.
"1 wns wounded," ho said, "but I
have brought you back, unsullied, tho
flag you gave mo. It Is covered with
glory. Kong years hence, still known
as the Eutaw flag, It will bo cherished
and honored by all American!, but es
pecially by tho sons of Charleston.
Will you not give mo yourself In ex
chango for It?"
Jnne trembled with Joy. Tarleton
had told n falsehood. "I havo no
choice." she replied. "Who could re
sist the hero of Eutaw and tho Cow
pens." Author's Note The above named fins
really exists; canio Into exliitence as stat
fd In the story; l In the possession of
the Washington Light Infantry, of
Charleston, S. , nnd 1h one of tho few
Kcvoiuuomiry nags sun is
known iih tho Kutaw Ilae.
LIFE THAT IS UNCONSIDERED.
Billions of Living Thlngo That Swarm
on the Globe.
Few persons ever consider tho enor
mous amount of life other thnn hu
man which exists the world over. In
populous linden, for Instance, thero
are three times as many rats ns peo
ple, and three times ns many sparrovvB
as rats. Cultivated country districts
In England aro said to contain from
700 to 1,000 birds to the square mile.
As for tho insect population, that Is
quite beyond any statistician to flgnro
out; but tho fact that each bird cer
tainly consumes on an average fifty
Insects n dny may glvo tho person who
tries to imaglno it somo faint Idea of
the terrible figures needed to express
it. The Insect population of a single,
cherry tree Infested with aphides was
calculated by un authority at U',000,
000. M. Yung, a French entomologist, has
killed tho ants in five hills by means
of a poisonous gas. and undertaken
the prodigious labor of counting tho
dend. Tho results, beginning from
tho smallest hill, were, respectively,
as follows: Seventeen thousand eight
hundred and twenty-eight, 19,333, 53,
018, 04,170 nnd 93,001. Tho real fig
ures probably averaged 5,000 higher
In each case, aB no allowance was
made by M. Yung for nbsent and
WHY SHE WANTED TO KNOW.
Ambitious Woman Would Get Even for
Snubblngs of Society.
A woman who lives on tho fringe of
fnshlonablo society In this city and
Is consumed with an ambition to break
into tho Innermost clrclo, recently
went to a psychic and had him read her
character. Tho psychic happened to
bo a man of unusual honesty and can
dor, nnd tho social climber wan Im
pressed with tho truth of tho things
ho told her about herself.
"Do you know," she said to him, "I
could mnko your everlasting fortune
for you by recommondlng you to my
acquaintances? I have onougn social
Influence to havo you taken up."
"Hut you would expect somo return,"
suggested tho psychic.
"Yes, I would," acknowledged tho
woman, "and I'll toll you Just what 1
want you to do. I want you to read
tho characters of certain women and
tell mo all tho mean things you find
out about them." ,
"Well, I fool thero Is no uso of my
trying to deceive you. Thoso women
havo snubbed mo cruelly, nnd I want
to bo able to say things about thorn
that will sting." Now York Press.
I met ft woman In tho street,
Tho anery wind becmed blowing
I halted, for the way sho trod
Reminded ma of you.
Sho turned and spoko in tones, thai
Her soft tear-clouded eyes of bluo;
I Kavo her broad because her voice
Itcmlnded mo of you,
Hut nn I went upon my road,
Tho fcln Hashed full upon my view
In that I only gave to Uod,
In memory of you,
Ought to Have It.
"I think I am entitled to a medal,"
"Why, I'm euro I can wrlto poetry,
but I never tried, and I'm not golnc
THE BOY IN OIlURCri
THREE TYPICAL YOUNGSTERS
AT THEIR "DEVOTIONS."
Incident Which Sedate Man Declares
Would Have Surprised King Solo
mon "Nothing Doing" When tho
Collection Plate Was Passed.
"Solomon was n wlso guy In hh
day," said u churchgoer who occasion
nlly forgets himself In his tnlk and
runs In n word or expression famil
iar to the street, "but ho didn't know
It all about children. That brenk ot
his about training up n child In tho
way ho should go Is an examplo of his
lack of knowledge on tho Bubject.
"I wish Solomon hnd been In tho
cnllory of a Fifth avenuo church last
Sunday, so that ho could havo scon
tho capers of threo youngsters who
had been sent to church by their peo
ple I don't know whero their people
were, but they hnd trained their boys
to go to church, nnd each ono had
some cents to put on the plate.
"When I saw tho three boys como
In und till up a short pew I becamo In
terosted In them. 1 knew from ob
servation, to say nothing about my
recollections of my own youth, that
something would bo doing' in that
short pew before recesslonnl.
"One of them had a paper covered
book. Ho Ashed It out of his hip
pocket. Then ho put n wad of gum
whero It mado his cheeks look as If
ho had a swollen tooth, nnd getting
the gum under way he began on tho
pago thnt had a dog car such as only
a boy knows how to make.
"I think ho would havo confined
himself to tho book nnd his gum if tho
other boys hnd been moro nttcntlvo
to the wny In which their parents
thought they had been trained. Hut
tho other two began matching tho
pontiles which hnd been given them
for tho offertory.
"When ono of them went broko In
tho gnmo he touched tho boy with tho
book and tho gum for IiIb pennies. Ho
put up several and lost.
"Tho winner nt the end of tho pow
was evidently n game sport. When
ho had tho other boys broke ho sug
gested knives, and soon had two.
"Finally tho boy with tho dogeared
literature put. up his book and lost.
Tho winner wigwagged to tho loser
to put up his gum, but tho loser drew
tho lino at thnL and worked his Jaws
moro vigorously than ever.
"When tho sermon was over and
the man who looks after the collec
tion In tho gallery passed the plato
to tho short pew, tho boy who had all
tho capital was asleep; to bo necur
nto, ho had his eyes closed. The boy
who sat next kicked him on tho shin,
but tho blow hnd no vlslblo effect. I
novcr realized tho force of tho cxprcs
slon nothln' doln' as I did when I biiw
tho faco or the boy vho wns playing
possum when tho plato was put be
"When tho service was over and
tho threo boys left tho church tho two
who had gono broko bneked tho win
ner up against tho sldo ot the church
and mado him divvy. I walked away
wondering what thoso boyB would nay
when they went home.
"I had Intended to reprimand them
whon they reached tho street, but a
dim recollection broko upon me. It
wns tho Binillitudo of n dream of oth
er days. And when I reached my
homo nnd was nsked tho subject or
tho Bcrmon I fclmply lied out of It."
Now York Sun.
A Tiny Shoe.
They found him by the roadside dead,
A rngRt'il tralnp unknown;
Ills faco upturuid In inuto despair,
Ills helpless arms out-thrown.
Tlin lark uliove him sunt; a souk
Of erecting to tho day,
Tho brccco blow fresh and sweet and
Ills hair In wanton play.
They found no clew to home or name,
Hut tied With u ribbon blun
Thoy found n packaee, und It held
A baby'H tiny shoo.
Half worn and old, a button off,
It hoemed u sacral thine;
With roverunco they wrapped It closa
And tied tho faded strlne,
And laid It on the peaceful breast
That kept tho secret well;
And Ood will know and understand
Tho story It will tell
Of happy times nnd peaceful homo
That dead tramp unmet line knew,
Whoso only relic left him wua
Tho baby's tiny shoe.
TRAINING OF RACE HORSES.
Much Depends Upon Those Who Have
Them In Charge.
"A good trainer cannot mako a I.ou
Dillon or a Crcsceus out or a street
car horso; but a poor trainer might
very rapidly reduce either of thoso
equlno notublos to a wreck," said a
horso owner. "Tho training of a
horso Is simple ns far as manual labor
goes; but tho different temperaments
of tho horses must bo known, nnd
sometimes thoy are as hard to read as
dltferont phases In human nature.
"A colt born In early spriug, If ho
Is to bo n runner, Is accustomed to
tho saddle that fall. Tho colt loams
that no harm Is meant him, and Is
usually gentle. Th.n ho Is led around
tho track dny after day until tho tlmo
comes for mounting, when a boy is
put upon his back nnd ho Is first
walked, then trotted, then galloped
over tho track, going faster as his
strength nnd power lncreaso. His
first real run 1b threoelghts of a mile,
when somo Idea or his speed Ib ob
tained. For n kind attendant ho will
do his utmost.
"In many cases horses nro Intcnsoly
nervous before a race and lose their
appetites. To n high-strung animal
this is not conducive to good rcMilts.
They aro dieted, or 'drawn,' as It Is
callod, though not as much as of old,
when on tho day beforo a rneo a run
ner received only a sip of water and
very llttlo to eat."
it mero 13 1 navpnt scon tjr - I jg
Nevada Veteran Follows Example of
SENATOR TAKES A BRIDE.
William Morris Stewart of Nevada,
Weds Mrs. M. A. Cone.
William Morris Stewart, tho white
haired sonator from Novnila, has fol
lowed tho recent examplo of Senntors
Depew nnd Piatt nnd Is now n bride
groom. Ho was marled Oct. 20 at
Atlantn, On. Thu woman who becamo
his wife was Mrs. May Agnes Cone
or Madison, (5a. Mrs. Cono wns tho
widow or tho Into Theodore C. Cone,
son or tho famous Francis S. Cono,
noted in antebellum dayB as n lawyer.
Tho wedding was tho culmination
of a courtship comparatively brief.
Since her husband's death, nlno yenrB
ago, Mrs. Cono has spent her tlmo
alternately in Washington and Madi
son, (la. In tho latter place sho lived
with her sister, Mrs. Joel h. Hlllups,
nnd her llfo thero wns rather quiet.
In Washington, however, sho wnB seen
much In society, and In tho foremost
circles or tho capital sho numbered
her rrlcnds by scores.
Senator Stewart met her In Wash
ington when ho roontorcd society
nfter tho death of his first wife. A
row months ago tho most lntlmnto
friends of tho couple becamo awaro
that tho friendship of tho two hnd
ripened Into something wnrmor nnd
not long nfter that they were Inform
ed of tho engagement.
Tho brldo Is moro than thirty yenrB
Senator Stowart's junior. Sho is n
brunctto and handsome
Senator Stowart Is 70 years old
and wns first sent to tho United
States sennto In 18C4. After twclvo
years' sorvlco ho resumed tho practlco
ot law In Ncvndn, but In 1887 ho wns
again sent to tho senato, whero ho has
remained over since
Senntor Clark enjoys tho distinction
of being tho only man In tho sennto
who hns never been shaved. HIb beard
began to grow when ho was 10 nnd
has been growing for sixty years.
Miss Helen Keller's Studies.
Helen Keller has Just begun her
senior year at Itadcllffe Her bIuiIIob
this year will consist of 1'ror. Kit
tredge's Shakespearean courso, Dr.
Nellson's English literature, Pressor
Mooro'B courso In Plautus, Cicero nnd
Lucretius, and Prof. Morgan anu ur.
Hand's courso In Iatln. which covers
tho annals or Tacitus, tho sntlres and
epistles r Horace and selections from
Catullus. Up to tho present tlmo Miss
Keller has pnsscd with credit all her
collcgo examinations. When sho has
completed this year's work, as out
lined, sho will havo nccompllHhcd
moro in the way of scholarship than
any other person who has been handi
capped with tho loss of sight, hearing
Famous Civil War Soldier.
Major General David McMurtlo
Gregg, who hns beon chosen comman
der in chief of tho Loyal Legion, Is tho
mnn who led tho famous cavalry
chargo which contributed so much to
Mcndo's vlctqry at Oettysburg. Lieut.
General S. 11. M. Young, now head of
tho army, was at that tlmo a captain
of cavalry under Gregg. Gen. Brooke,
another famous, fighter, was chosen
vlco commander, tho junior vlco being
rear Admiral Clark, whoso record
breaking trip with tho battleship
around Capo Horn mado him a figure
of international fame ,
Woman In High Position.
For tho first tlmo tho board of trus
tees of tho Carncglo Institute In PIttB
burg has elected u woman to fill ono
of Its positions. Miss Sara E. Weir
has been chosen assistant secretary
In recognition of her long and faithful
service ns prlvato secretary to tho dif
rercnt treasurcrB. In her new position
she will practically havo suporvlBlon
over tho disbursement or a building
fund which amounts to over ?5,000,-000.
thn nlnh.rjir antlnihriTian thin. I i'rWCfclC.i:i..I U7i
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WEDS MRS. MAY AGNES CONE t
His Colleagues, Depew and Piatt, by
HEAR NEW MINISTER WEEKLY.
South Carolina College Makes Novel
Provisions for Students.
Tho Stnto Agricultural nnd Mechani
cal eollego or South Carollnn hn
adopted n novel method or supplying
tho pulpit or tho college chapel.
Tho Hov. Oliver Johnson or Leslie,
S. C., preached hero last Sunday In
tho college chapel' to tho 700 students
or the college. Until thlfl yenr tho
students werb dependent Tor Sunday
preaching upon the pastors or Clem
son congregations, but tho board ot
trustees at tho eloso or last yenr voteil
nn appropriation for tho purpose anil
directed tho faculty of tho collcgo to
supply tho chapel with inlnlstcrH
selected from tho ntato at largo tn
represent every denomination. A
different minister will nfllcinto each
Sunday, thus enabling tho students In
the courso of a year to boo and hear
tho most noted ministers In tho stato,
regardlesB or creed. Tho appropria
tion contemplates $2!" a sermon ns a
proper price All arrangcmontB for
tho services nro mndo by a special
committee of tho college faculty.
Fencing Popular With Women.
Fencing among women promises?
to nchlovo a popularity this season
never beforo accorded tho sport by
fair dovotees. This Is especially no
ticeable In tho Inrgcr eastern cities,
nearly all of whom hnvo fencing clubs.
Many competitions aro scheduled, In
dicating women's appreciation of this
exercise, which can bo Indulged In
by them without public displays and
without roar or acquiring "manny"
characteristics. Tho Fencers club of
Now York offers to Its fomnlo mom
hers advantages that tend to advance
tho game Tho officers of tho Nation
al Amateur Fencers' Ixjaguo of
America contemplato a scries of
Intercity team contests between tho
fencing clubs ot New York, Hoston,
Philadelphia and Washington.
Relaxation In Solitaire.
PIcrpont Morgan finds mental re
luxation In solltairo, In which respect
he resembles tho lato Col. Robert G.
Ingersoll. Tho lntter always amused'
hlmscir with a pack or cards beforo
delivering ono of his lectures. Hlu
object wns to induce n stnto or mental
repnso and clarity. Throughout tho
week ho hnd been actively engaged in
thu handling or imiiortant law cases.
Ho did not wish to pass from what
might be termed n legal stato of mind
to a purely literary, philosophic or
ethically argumentative one So ho
rested his brain with a gnmo of soli
taire. Titled Women In Trade. x
From duchesses down, tho haughty
ilnmcs or England nro going Into
trndo. Tho Duchess or Abercorn owns
n flourishing creamery at Daronscourt,
Ireland; Unly Warwick has many
Irons In tho Are; another countcs
bought motors nnd let them out for
hire, nnd Iidy Essex Is, or wns, part
proprietor In a flourishing laundry
business. London laundresses leave
much to bo desired, nnd n fow society
women. Including Lady Essex and
Mrs. Hwfa Williams, have started a
well-managed French laundry In ono
of tho nearer suburbs.
The World-Weary Shah.
Tho shah of Persia, who received
some months ago from his English
friend tho Order of tho Gnrter, Is said
to have tho most tired appearancq of
any of tho relgnjng sovereigns. III
eyes aro wearied by tho sight of ovory
luxury. During his visit to Englnnil
all tho statuary was removed from
Marlborough houso out of regard for
his susceptibilities, but ho showed
small interest in his surroundings,
Ono toy did oxclto his interest, how
ever, and this was a tiny jowolcd bird,
which sang delightfully.
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