NEVER RKBPAI !.
At limes life breaks upon it? tvitu hrrjil!*,
A hoi’eicHH sky, a flight < f lonely bills.
Ami jot then is on:- Having word £O3 ns:
iv\ on I lie varujiiislie<! are virtiriuiw,
If Croat vild disaster I hey ari-
To pre.w on with new puitiOio an 1 new
Ten. since the grind of ?<*••< first beget*.
* Never despair” lias been (!,e word ior
Onward forever break in every bar;
Thera is no time to .|*u iey -ur avtreat;
Up uni] away and onward towai l the stir,
Tnouitli the earth tuia to ashe und"r our
Edwin Markham, in the Nau'iliis.
9osxsoofr ram I
By SUSIE BOUCIEILE WIGHT.
Lc • a.kv • a 2UMi&i a-t 3
#**s < j 5 &U.I
One© upon a time there lived a
•woman who fancied that her lot in
life wan'd hard one, and that all of its
burdens fell upon her shoulders.
There wore children six that she had
borne in weariness and pain, and nffr
tnred with deep anxiety and per
plexity of soul. In their infancy there
bad been the fatigue of days of car
ing for restlesH little bodies, long
nights of broken sleep, of ceaseless
watching by sick beds, and over and
under and through it ail was the end
less strain of trying to make uue
dollar do the work of two.
They wore all out of actual tin by
hood now, but the load hrl nor. light
ened. lit addition to putting tier
ahoul(let to the wheel and helping
to an-, uent (ho family income, the
woman had new troubles and anxie
ties. This child t<N her dismay showed
the evil tendencies of a long-gone an
cestor who had disgraced a fair fam
ily name. Another, with a moral na
ture of perfect beauty, was so weak
in hotly that he was a constant care.
The beautiful growing daughter had
a twist in her disposition that would
bo fatal to her life's happiness unless
It were trained out. This little one
had a grave fault, and that ono a
(earful weakness; and the whole -re
sponsibility for it all seemed to lie
npon the woman who, still young,
had watched her roses fade slowly
away*beneath the frost of time and
trouble that was whitening the hair
above her brow.
There came a day when she forgot
all about the golden gleams of
heaven s own sunlight that had shone
down into her heart through the clear
eyes of the child that looked trust
folly into her own, and tho unfail
ing tenderness and sympathy of'the
man to whom her lifo was linked —■
she could think of nothing but*tlie
s"lt is not just—it is not just ! ” she
Cfl ed aloud, and her trembling hands
fell helpless upon the darn she was
trying io set into a little coat sleeve*
—a darn that (he fourteoa-year-old
boy was ashamed of and bad resented
hotly, with a demand that she cuulrl
not meet for anew garment.
“It does seem enough for a ,vc . ian
to have borne all these chi! iren. ami
now f irn having to hyip support
them None of them make any al
lowance for that. Taey expect the
eApie of me that other mothers can
fifV.-, whose responsibility ceases with
thb cure of them—tho care
of their clothes, the serving of plen
tiful meals for the providing o' which
fneed give no thought. Here I
Rt contrive and plan and work uu
my body is dead tired, and tlicin
Ip my brain to turn out work that
y does Injustice to what little
uit I have, just for tbs money to
help meet tho ever-gro' .;.g demands.
It is all wrong—all wrong. My bur
den IS too heavy.”
Her bowed head fell upon her
folded arms on her sewing table, she
closed her weary eyes and gave up,
with the half-whispered prayer that
through habitual repetition had be
come almost second nature to her:
“Teach me Thy wili, O Cod. Lead
me in a plain path.”
As the darkness swept down upon !
her a swift, vision shut out self and |
another burden cams before her. She
saw her husband as he was when he
had left her that morning for his
work. With his hat removed, he hud
bent down to kiss her where she had
stooped to pull a weed from the gar
den path, lie never omitted those
little courteous graces—he was re
fine.?, a gentleman to his finger tips,
she though;, whh a faint throb oi
pride -but ha had not smiled into
her eyes along with the kiss. She
lllld not been very pleasant at break
fast: she had chided the children
more than was needful, she had com
plained ut the iuadequanoy of the
week's allowance, and because the
food did not aopeal to ho she had
mace' no effort to cat ami had net re
typed her plate, though he had be
sought her to ?.e‘. hity help her to s me
tidl.it, “Of course he could not
smile.” said some n her heart,
reprourcjfnllv. “SmM*s are nothing
lu- v flections of sun-bine, anyway—-
and ‘- 'l'tiiffg c-.'av rctl *ciio.is of their
fi There was .10 •: ay In Ms air. but
as h ■> • ko.’.'ht fcU- .>1 h®t* husband
I 'f \ C .!.
|Mk*<d 1 ■ uat i’- 1 ‘o. i mastt and
(Eat 's broad shoulders had Begun to
droop :>£}iat- . 'He has tq keep right
on at -vor;. !.i his books, no matter
how tired tie n. y be—and for what?”
A sudden noelt of realization made
her rent • ihat of the salary for
which h'.i ied so unremittingly he
had the r ; ending of almost none.
He had not one expensive personal
habit, a day’s outing was, of late, for
bin a thing unknown, his clothes
were of the plainest. He brought it
all lo her, the fruit of his hard work,
the utmost his ability, would com
mand, and he never reproached her
for the disbursement of it. Did she
thank him, did she teach those chil
dren gratitude? Ilather, did they
not accept it as a due, and sullenly,
if silently, murmur within their
hearts that it was not more?
How hard it must be for him to
daily strive, to daily give of his very
best, and then realize that he was
falling short of what his family de
manded of him! Was there not a
sting beyond ary she had ever known
in the feelb g that, compared with,
other men am! with what his youth
liad expected of his manhood, he was
financially a allure? And the world
auu its toi uve so little patience
with any m it of failure!
s .'hat v. an evening home-coming
like, when instead of pleasant, rest
ful Mini, there was only a weary,
heart-sick woman to greet him miser
ably, too taken up with her own wor
ries to spare a gay word to make his
own seem li. it? He never com
plained, never even looked his disap
pointment, but sometimes, like this
morning, he d’d not smile!
lit; never brought to’her a single
n , ;;jty that he could avoid, and
yet lie knew that he had them—that
be had met bitter humiliation of
which he never hinted. It was only
when she had questioned him closely
a month ago that he admitted that
Cyi-us Edson had grudgingly granted
an extensioA of time on those notes
that fell due on a date when they,
could not be paid. Not one word
more about that. And yesterday,
while sitting in an adjoining office to
Cyrus Edson’s, she had heard through
an open transom a specimen of the
way in which the old money-lender,
dealt with delinquents. The thought
did not. come close to her at the time,
but now her hidden face 1 burned her
hands when she made herself realize
that just such cutting, contemptuous
words had met her husband, and that
he could not resent them because that
money was needed for her —for their
Hard on the heels of that thought
came the remembrance of times with
out number that his tender touch had
smoothed rough places for her, and
his love had made dark hours en
durable; and she had accepted every
hinv, witli tho half-conscious feeling
that he could afford to smile and be
brave, because his nerves were un
racked, because being a man and
ai oiig with the brute strength of tho
male animat a burden was not a bur
den to him—the burden was for her
alone. Suppose—her heart stood still
at the suggestion—he should fall at
his post! There was insurance; the
family income would be the same,
but what would her life be without
him? What would it be?
-Oh, it must not be until I have
paid him back, until I have helped
him with his care!” She sprang to
her feet. The coat lay on the floor,
the needle sticking in the darn. “It
will have to wait; if I sew any more
now I will be all tired out.” She put
the cover over the machine, brushed
the griy locks back from her face and
ran downstairs. Before she thought
a song lia,d come to her lips, and
when he came in she was humming
something they used to sing together
in the long ago.
“Well, dearie, it is good to hear
you singing!” he said, as he turned
her face up to his. "You felt so badly
tliis morniug. I have been anxious
about you all day. Poor little wom
She laid her hands lightly across
his lips. "Dear old man! Don’t you
say it! A woman doesn't have any
harder time than a man does—l
think the main difference is that she
takes her -medicine with a groan and
a grin, when he only laughs over it
and says nothing.”
"Where is all this philosophy com
ing from? ’ he asked, smiling down
into her eyes.
"Oh, 1 don’t know—l think it be-
I gan with a darn in Tommy’s best
! coat," she said, with her face pressed
I close to his breast.—The Interior.
Trains Between Toklo ami Europe.
It is announced that before long a
train de luxe will run daily from To
kio to Europe, and vice versa. The
Compagnie International des Wagon-
Lits has received an order for the cars
for the service, and the route selected
for the mail and passenger service
passes through Japan to Shimonoseki,
thence by large ferry steamers to
Pusnu, in the south of Korea,through
Korea to Mukden aud Harbin, and
thence through Siberia to Europe.—
Pall Mall Gazette.
A Japanese porter carries his tea
| pot with him when he goes to hit
i day's work, an American workman
i claries a cDwsr pad.,
Curtailed Items of Interest
Gathered at Random.
Railroad Bonds Approved.
The state railroad commission has
granted authority to the Wrightsville
and Tennille railroad company to issue
$250,000 of bonds on its line, which
is 105 miles In length.
* * •
Jury Acquits Mrs. William*.
Mrs. Fannie O. Williams, wife of a
farmer, was acquitted on preliminary
trial at Sandersville, in which she was
charged with the murder of her hus
band’s cousin, Andrew Williams,
ft was charged that she *hot and kill
ed her husband’s cousin while he was
engaged in a fight with her husband.
• * *
First Verdict for Sanford.
Vincent T. Sanford has obtained a
first verdict in his suit for divorce
against his wife, Elizabeth Sanford,
in Floyd superior court at Rome.
About two years ago Sanford killed
George Wright On account of alleged
intimacy with his wife and a sensa
tional murder trial followed, in which
Sanford was acquitted.
* * •
Rates on Bread Reduced.
The railroad commission has order
ed a material reduction in rates on
bread as now charged by the Southern
Express company. The reduction wa3
ordered as the result of petitions from
Atlanta and Rome bakers and amounts
approximately to 35 per cent. The com
mission’s order gives the bakers prac
tically wtfat they asked for.
Promotion for Graves.
Announcement is made that John
Temple Graves, editor the Atlanta
Georgia, and News, well known jour
nalist and lecturer will, between No
vember 10 and 15, sever his local re
lations, and go to New York, where
he will assume the chief editorship of
The New York American.
It is understood that Mr. Graves will
received $15,000 a year. In accepting
this position, Mr. Graves declares that
he no longer has the wish for public
office, for, said he, “I would rather be
editor of this great newspaper than to
stand in the national senate or house
of representatives.” ,
* * •
Second Conviction for Johnson.
The jury in the Jim Johnson case
at Moultrie returned a verdict of mur
der with recommendation to mercy.
The sentence of life imprisonment was
for the second time imposed on John
son, who- is charged with having as
sassinated his aged father for life in
surance a little more than a year ago.
The evidence was only circumstantial,
but was drawn tightly around Johnson
by Solicitor Thomas.
The case was tried a year ago, and
the same verdict was rendered, but on
an appeal to the supreme court anew
trial was granted.
• * *
Cattle Raising Urged.
‘ There is nothing at our state fair
which points out a more fruitful oc
cupaticn for the Georgia farmer than
that of cattle raising,” said President
J. J. Connor, of the Georgia State Ag
ricultural Society, while inspecting the
live stock exhibit at the Georgia state
fair, where is. shown the best cattle
of the state.
"These cattle,” he continued, “are
home raised, fed and fattened from a
native feed composed of cotton seed
meal and cotton seed hulls, and clear
ly demonstrates what can be done on
Georgia farms except raise cotton.” •
President Connor, in his address be
fore the Agricultural Society at Car
rollton in August, urged, the farmers
to turn more to cattle raising, and as
a director of the new agricultural col
lege at Athens has insisted that the
science of cattle raising be one of the
branches taught in this great college.
Dr. Soule, the president of the in
stitution, is as enthusiastic on this sub
ject as is President Connor.
The fact that cattle-raising is both
urged and taught by two authorities
who have the welfare of the southern
planter so to heart will doubtless mean
that it will be entered Into extensive
ly in the immediate future.
• • *
Confession Failed to Work.
Robert Branham, the negro who was
convicted at Atlanta of attempted crim
inal assault upon the two Misses Law
rence and sentenced to serve forty
years in the penitentiary, twenty years
in each case, has been refused a rec
ommendation to executive clemency
and will have to serve his sentence.
The application for pardon in Bran
ham’s case was based on the confes
sion made by Will Johnson, the negro
hanged some time ago in Fulton county
jail for criminal assault upon Mrs.
Hembree. When on the gallows John
son made confession of a number of
crimes and among others declared he
was guilty of that for which Branham
had been convicted.
The Misses Lawrence, however, per
sisted in their identification of Bran
ham and their father was, likewise,
cohvinced of his guilt There ■W’fere
facts which also discredited Johnson s
confession, and the commission did not
consider that there was anything to
warrant a recommendation to clem
* * *
Knotty County Line Probiem.
The fight over the county line be
tween Laurens and Johnson counties
hinges upon the construction to be
placed upon a single clause in the act
of 1859 under which Johnson was cre
ated out of Washington, Laurens and
The clause of the act In dispute is a
follows: “Thence eastward along-said
line to where the Sandersville and Dub
lin road crosses Fort’s Creek, a straight
line, to the Emanuel and Laurens line,
one mile south of Snell’s bridge on the
Great Ohoopie river.”
The dispute hinges about the words,
“a straight line,” in the foregoing
clause between two commas. Does this
expression apply to the first or to
the last part of the clause in question?
Johnson county contends that it ap
plies to the first portion; Laurens holds
that it goes with the last.
This was the chief question urged
in the appeal recently heard by Sec
retary of State Philip Cook. It is up
to him to render final decision in the
* * *
Slaton Next in Line.
The death of President John W.
Akin, of the state senate, removes Jta
important character in the official life
The president of the senate stands
in a position very similar to that of
leutenant governor in other states, the
difference being that he does not be
come governor for the entire portion
of the unexpired term in the event
of the governor’s death. Under the con
stitution, however, he is called upon
to assume the duties of the executive
office, and is, de facto, governor of the
state until another governor is chosen
by the people in an election which the
law makes it liis duty to call.
With the death of the president ot
the senate this particular duty, under
the constitution falls upon the speak
er of the house of representatives, at
present Hon. John, M. Slaton of Ful
No provision is made in the law' for
any succession to the presidency of
the s eft ate.
ROO3EVE_T’S HUNT AT AN END.
Three Bears, Six Deer and Big Batch of
Smaller Game Was Result.
President Rcoseyelt's bear hunt in
Louisiana ended Saturday afternoon.
The return of the party to Stamboul;
brought out the fact that a third bear
had been killed Friday night by ono
of the hunters.
“We got three bears, six deer, ono
wild turkey, twelve squirrels, one duck,
one ’possum and one wildcat. We ate
them all except the wildcat, and there
were times when we almost felt as if
we could eat it.”
This was President Roosevelt’s sum
ming of the results of his hunt on his
arrival at Stamboul. He repaired to
the residence of Leo Shields, where ho
was a guest until he made his depart
ure for Vicksburg Sunday.
In honor of the president the name
of Stamboul has" been changed td
THANKS TO AMERICANS
From Filipinos Transmitted by Resolution
Through President Roosevelt.
The first joint resolution of the
Philippine commission and the assem
bly in Manila was passed Saturday af
ternoon. It is addressed to the Amer
ican people through President Roose
velt and conveys the thanks of the
Filipino people for the boon of a ua
FREIGHT WRECK ON SOUTHERN
Causes Death of Six People and Injury of
At 10:30 Wednesday night train No.
34, on the Southern railroad, crashed
into a second freight, No. 83, at Rudd,
N. C., about eight miles north of
The latest report is that six people
were killed and Sftetn injured.
STOP AT THE
The best SI.OO a day house in the
2L3 FOURTH ST., MACON. G<L.
Mr3. A. L. Zettler, Proprietress-,
FANATICISM CAUSE OF TROUBLE.
Sixteen Members of Negro “Council of
God” Arrested in New Orleans.
Sixteen members of the so-called
Council of God negroes under arrest,
ten of them charged wfth murder, wa ft
the restllt of police investigation into
the race riot in New Orleans.
Some almost unbelievable tenets of
their alleged religion were announced
by those arrested. One of these beliefs
was. that w'hite men should be wor
shipped as deities. In apparent sup
port of the existence of this belief
the police pointed out that a few days
ago, four leaders of the council called
on Mayor Behrman, requesting SIOO,-
000 to build a tabernacle for their sect
in the city. It was learned also that
some of the members had been forced
into the sect by threats of death. Un
due excitement was the only reason
the police could learn for the out-break.
Of the dozen wounded, two are in dan
ger of dying, They are Patrolmen
Wenck, whose neck is cut with a ra
zor, and Edward Monroe, negro and
alleged leader of the sect. Sergeant
Wheatly, who was announced as fa
tally injured, is recovering. The trouble
started during a meeting when excited
negroes drew razors on Policeman
Cambias because he attempted to enter
the house to Investigate reports of a
disturbance caused by boys throwing
stones through the windows. Razors
were drawn across his face and neck*
mortally wounding him. Many mem
bers of the meeting then fled.
Those who remained and barricaded
themselves were well armed, and after
the negroes had been smoked into sub
mission by a burning fence, several
shotguns and other firearms were
found under the meeting house. ,
KILLED WIFE AND SUICIDED.
Crazed Brunswick Merchant Enacts Bloody
Clutching her two-year-old baby in
her arms and fleeing in her night
clothes from her crazed husband, Mrs.
Minnie Rainey was shot down in
front of the grocery store kept by the
couple in Brunswick, Ga., at one
o’clock Sunday morning.
Seizing his wife by the arm, Rai
ney placed the muzzle of his revolver
in her left eye, sending a bullet through
her brain. The woman fell on the
board walk with a shriek.
Standing by his dying wife, Rainey
put the revolver to his left ear and
sent a ball crashing through his brain.
In a few minutes ho was dead. The
baby was unharmed. Rainey was 2f
years of age. He married four yean
ago and the couple were devoted tc
each other. Three weeks ago he brokt
off drinking and soon developed signs
AFFINITY WAS HIS SISTER-IN-LAW.
Cranky Florida Doctor Plays Silly Role in
East St. Louis.
Declaring that he loved his “affinity”
more in a minute than he did his wife
in a year, Dr. Herman Perkins, $2
years of age, a surgeon from Paxton,
Fla., was landed in the lock-up at East
St. Louis Thursday. The affinity hap
pens to be his wife’s 15-year-old sister,
Perkins was arrested on a warrant,
charging him with abandonment as he
was about to board a train to Florida
tc procure a divorce so that he could
marry his affinity.
HAGUE PEACE CONFERENCE ENDS-
Meeting Hall at Last Conference Presented
an Imposing Sight.
The Hall of Knights presented an
imposing spectacle Friday at the clos
log session of the international peace
conference at The Hague. The boxes
specially erected fpr the occasion were
crowded with cabinet ministers, diplo
mats and other statesmen and their
TOBACCO SEIZED BY UNCLE SAM.
Cigarettes and Leaf, Belonging to the
Trust, Held Up at Norfolk.
A shipment of leaf tobacoc and cig
arettes, said to be valued at $7,000.
from Durham, N. C., consigned to thf
British-American Tobacco company oi
Great Britain, has been attached by
the government at Norfolk and is now
being held by the customs authorities
A violation of the anti-trust law is