THE WORLD’S DESIRE.
B-'auty Is Ilko a star
Shamed in the bold daylight,
But coming out of the l'ar
At the call of the mystic night.
Beauty is like n dream:
We wake, and, lo! it is flown;
If wo sleep again, 'twould seem,
We may make it our very own.
Beauty Is like a flower
In a dusk garden set,
That, reaved away, for an hour
Gives of her odor yet.
—Richard Burton, in the Century.
By Ethel Porter Farwell.
They were sensible, hardworking
girls, were the Thurlows, and every
one liked and admired them. The two
elder ones made quite a nice little
lum of pocket money by their poultry
arid vegetables, which they drove into
the market themselves, and sold right
well, for their things were always of
the best and found a ready sale.
It was a beautiful J .ne morning and
the pony was waiting with the little
cart at the door, stamping his little
feet with impatience, for it was Mon
day, and “Jan” was fresh from his sta
“Angela,“'‘cried a fresh young voice,
“hurry up. Jan is at the and the
baskets arc in. Do make uaste; wu
shall he dreadfully late.”
"I’m coming. Oh, wait a moment,
Rita; I must take some of those pink
roses from the south wall. Ini sure
It was just 8 o’clock, and a lovely
day. Overhead hung a cloudless blue
sky, but ft was no bluer than the
azure depths of Angela's eyes, and the
sunlight was scarce brighter than her
glorious lit-ir, which coiled round her
head In masses of warm color. She
was known as the “best of the lot,”
and she certainly deserved that posi
tion in the family looks on this glori
ous morning, as she came round
breathlessly from the south wall,
where she had been gathering a large
handful of delicate pink roses, all
wet with ciew.
“Now, my good Rita, as hard
as you find Jan like!” said Angela
gayly, as she put into the cart.
Aud, with a Hick of the whip across
his shaggy shoulders, away went Jan
down the narrow avenue, out Into the
lane which led into the highroad to
the town, four miles distant.
Pats of yellow butter set out on a
neighboring table, which'was presided
over by a fat farmer’s wife, made a
delicious contrast to the piles of vege
tables, baskets of brown eggs and the
loose bunch of pink loses Which the
girls speedily set out. in their turn;
and there was no lack of customers
as the morning went on. Strangers
glanced curiously at the lovely face of
the girl in the blue cotton gown and
the sun-bonnet. which half concealed
her loveliness; and presently a car
riage which was passing stopped and
two people—u tpon and a lady—got
out and came slowly into the market.
Thoy were strangers to the Thiir
lows. Possibly they were staying in
the neighborhood, which was famous
for its scenery and its natural sport
ing advantages. But they had no
tltmi to waste in staring idly at. pass
ers-by. for they wore besieged by cus
tomers. and soon their pile of produee
had neatly vanished—all but the pink;
roses ffnd a tew eggs.
TMhjS Rita, my dear," whispered the
fat woman at the next stall, hurried
ly, “Will you Jhok after my things
while 1 run out to speak to my daugh
ter for a rnipute? She passed by, ami 1
must see her at once.”
"Of course, Mrs. Radley,'* said An
gela; "and I'll have sold all you've
got by the time you .epmo back!”
'••’"l'liirnlc you Kindly. Miss Angela
deuv:”j ;: i: -
• Awi Mw. himieß. off,.-while-
AuiviVa took, the .vacant scut at the
'‘ft was gMting %ot. and she lednt
Uueit against' tbie will- wiilt a feeling
o£.;<£'ewi>iuesa. when she wt(s rlaised
by a voice saying;
"By Jove! there's., a pretty girl! 1
say, Maude —”
planet and in the direction of the
vokej and saw the two strangers she
liad hotii;o*i getting out of the ear
rlnve. They were coming toward her.
and her eyes met those of the man,
who was looking at her with frank ad
miration in his handsome face.
“My dear Goeff, do he careful!” said
the lady, with a laugh; and then she
Adduced to the stall where, as a rule,
the worthy Mrs. Radley presided over
the .destinies of her butter and cliiek
‘Ts this Mrs. Ttadley’s stall?" she
asked, with a surprised glan<ff> at the
girl, who rose from her seat,
"Ycb. ma’am." said .' ucela. with the
demurest air. "Site ha> just gone out
of the market fur a:• oment, tI am
feook’ng after tl thing far her. What
plan 1 serve you with, ma’am?”
The iaau was still looking at her,
but Angela took not the faintest notice
“A dozen eggs, please,” said the
lady, getting out her purse, and look
ing about her; “and — Oh, what love
ly roses those are on the next stall!
Are those yours?”
“Yes, ma’am,” said Angela with
alacrity. “Will you take some? They
are quite fresh this morning.”
“Give me half the bunch, will you,
please? How much? That is right, I
think. Perhaps you could bring them
out to the carriage for me?”
“Let me take them, Maude,” said the
man stepping forward. “There is no
need to trouble any one to carry your
parcels when I am here. Is that all?”
“Yes, You look rather absurd with
that basket of eggs and the roses,
Geoff; but have your own way. Good
The man cast a glance at Angela and
lifted his hat, as he followed the lady
from the stall; and Angela withdrew
to her seat with a mischievous smile
curviug her red lips.
Of course, he thought she was a
farmer’s daughter, or something of
that sort, and she laughed to herself
at the recollection. He was such a
nice looking, soldierly man, too; and
she wondered who he was, and where
he came from, with that frank interest
in the doings of the world In general
which was part and parcel of her quiet
“Rita,” she said. “I wonder who
those people were. Didn’t I play my
part well? It was quite amusing,
“I should like the rest of those roses
you have, if they are not sold,” said
a voice; and Angela turned swiftly,
to find the good looking man beside
He was looking at her with a queer
smile, and she reflected that might
have heard her remark.
“Certainly, sir,” she said, remem
bering her role.
“Thanks very much. Good morn
“Why, he has given me too much.
Thin is half a sovereign!” cried Angela
in dismay, as the man disappeared.
“Look, Rita! What shall I do?”
“My dear, what can you do, unless
Mrs. Radley can tell you who the
people are? The carriage has gone.”
It was late in September when Tom
Thurloy, the eldest son, who was just
home from war, arrived home on
leave. He had announced in his let
ter that lie was bringing with him one
of his friends, a man who had done
awfully well at Ladysmith, and who
Was, according to Tom, no end of a
good fellow. This caused quite a flut
ter of interest in the Thurlow estab
lishment, and great were the prepar
ations made for the reception of Tom
ami his friend, a certain Captain Law
It was late when they arrived, and
Angola was out feeding her poultry.
“Where’s Angola?” asked Tom,
when all the first greetings were
Over, and Captain Lawler had been
introduced to his friends’ good-looking
family. “Grumbling in that blessed gar
den, I suppose? The girl is gardening
find poultry-rearing mad! By the way,
Lawler tells me lie has been in these
parts before—said he saw the pret
tiest girl he had over met in the mar
ket. Funny place to come across her,
Rita almost, jumped from her seat,
phe had thought there was something
familiar about the stranger's face, and
now it suddenly flashed across her. He
was the man to whom Angela had sold
her pink roses for half a sovereign.
At that moment the door opened and
Angela came in.
Tom always derlares that both she
and Geoffrey Lawler looked as if they
had been suddenly struck motionless
images, hut that may be taken as a
plight exaggeration of the affair.
"Well, I’m blessed!” said Tom.
“You two don’t need an introduction,
evidently; and. since you both seem
to have so much to say, you’d bet
ter get it over. 1 shall he in the sta
bles when H'ou want me. Come on,
And as the others vanished, and
Geoffrey Lawler found himself alone
with the "best of the lot," his tengue
was suddenly unloosed, and he spoke.
They were yiilj talking an lioiip later;
and ,Tom Thurlow was very eloquent
lon the subject, when he "came back
from a wnithftil tour of the Stables,
land found the two of them still talk
dug as he expressed it.
Geoffrey Lawler and Angela are
likely to talk for ever and a day, lad
;be declared that fate had brought
them together in such a wonderful
manner that it would be ungrateful,
to say the least of it, to allow them
;se.*es to part, again. And Angela
quite agrees .with him. She always
does. —New York News.
Youth’s Happy View.
A certain nobleman well known to
society, while one day strolling round
his stables, cutne across his coach
man's littl eboy on a seat playing with
his toys. After talking to the young
ster a short time he said, "Well, my
little man, do you know who I am"
“Oh, yes.” replied the boy, “you’re
the man who rides in my father’s car
Curtailed Items of Interest
Gathered at Random.
Woman Kills Husband.
John S. Moore, who resides eight
miles above Stockton, in Clinch coun
ty, while drinking, started to beat his
wife, and she grabbed a pistol and
shot him dead.
Several years ago Moore killed a
man in the house in which he lost his
* * *
S. A. L. to Discontinue Trains.
Permission has been secured by the
Seaboard Air Line railroad from the
railroad commission of Georgia to dis
continue several of its trains between
Atlanta and Athens, and the road pro
poses to make these changes effective
on Sunday, January 5.
This is the second of the elimina
tions allowed, the first being on the
Macon and Birmingham railroad when
a “tri-weekly” service was substituted
for a daily service for one train.
The citizens of Athens are up in
arms over the proposed change.
* * *
Headquarters of Union Moved.
The headquarters of the Farmers’
Union have been moved from Barnes
ville, where they have been for more
than a year to Union City near At
Since the headquarters have been in
Barnesville the organization has en
joyed a wonderful growth so that it
now numbers nearly one hundred
thousand members in this state.
J. T. McDaniel will be in charge of
the office of secretary-treasurer, suc
ceeding J. L. Barron, who assumes
the management of the Union Phos
phate company, recently organized by
the members of the Farmers’ Union
for the purpose of furnishing fertiliz
ers for the farmers.
* * *
New Trial Denied Johnson.
A motion for anew trial in the case
of Andrew Johnson, the negro con
victed and sentenced to be hanged in
Atlanta for the murder of Officer J. A.
Manier, was denied by Judge Roan
of the criminal division of the Fulton
superior court Saturday morning.
Judge W. R. Hammond, counsel for
Johnson, stated that he would carry
the case to the state supreme court,
and a stay of execution will be se
Judge Hammond based his motion
for anew trial upon certain exceptions
which he took to Judge Roan’s charge
to the jury and upon the ground that
the verdict of the jury was not jus
tified by the evidence.
Judge Roan held that the verdict ol
the jury was in accordance with the
evidence and overruled the objections
made by Judge Hammond to his
Johnson was sentenced to hang on
January 3, but his execution is post
poned until the higher court takes ac
tion in the case.
* * *
Fertilizer Tags Ready.
All ararngemeuts have been perfect
ed by Captain J. P. Johnson, chief
| clerk in the fertilizer office in the
department of agriculture at the state
capitol, for the sale of fertilizer tags
which will begin at once. In antici
pation of this rush. Commissioner Hud
son has bought eight million tags,which
have arrived aud are stored in the
These tags are placed ten to a ton 0!
fertilizer anil twenty to a ton of cot
ton seed meal, the price of the first
being one cent each, and of the latter
one-half cent. The reason for the dif
ference is that fertilizer is sacked ten
sacks to- the tun. and cotton seed meal
at twenty sacks to the ton.
The department finds that the sales
of cotton seed meal are increasing an
nually, as the farmers are finding this
to be a most desirable fertilizer, in ad
dition to its well known feeding value.
It is fro tnthe sale of all these tags
that the district agricultural schools of
the state are supported, and the pro
’ ceods derived fhts year will in all prob
ability be greater than ever, for the
indications are that the farmers will
plant less cotton and fertilize more 1
heavily. The sale of these tags is
heaviest during the months cf January,
February and March.
* * *
Checks Were Held Too Long.
A question which will, doubtless,
have to be determined by the attorney
general, at an early date, will be that
of checks sent out to pay the state
school teachers, drawn on the now de
funct Neal bank at Atlanta, a state
depository, and which were not pre
sented for collection in time to be
Two checks were received at the
STOP AT THE
The best SI.OO a day house in the
CF;3 FOURTH ST., MACON. GU,
Mrs. A. L. Zettler, Proprietress.
state treasury a few days ago, which
were returned, as made out to a coun
ty school commissioner with he
was to pay off the school teachers.
One of these checks was dated Sep
tember and the other November. It
will be a question to be determined
whether these checks were held out
too long and the county school com
missioner shall wait until the affairs
of the bank are liquidated and then
get his money; or whether he will not
be paid until his money is received in
hand and the state treasurer is to
Eend him another check.
The sum totalled by these two
checks was a little over S6OO, but
brings up a point which will have to be
settled before still others may come
* * *
Drur.ken Printer Kills Brother.
Nat Beadles was shot and killed
by his younger brother, Joe Beadles,
at the home of the latter near Ben
nett’s mill in Fayette county. Joe
Beadles was a printer, and had been
employed at Millen on a newspaper.
He went home to spend the holidays
with his mother, who lives near Fay
etteville: Ha began drinking and his
mother, in fear, it is said, left the
house. She went to Fayetteville to
the home of her other son, Nat Bea
dles, who was a resident of the town.
After his mother told him of his
brother’s condition, Nat Beadies decid
ed to go after him, as he feared he
might end the night by killing himself.
He found his brother raising a dis
turbance when he reached his home,
and he undertook to quiet him.
According to reports, Joe Beadles re
sented the advances of his brother,
and finally shot him to death. The
murderer was arrested and placed in
the Fayetteville jail.
* * *
Charges Against Prison Wardens.
Investigations now being made by
the Georgia senate cemnrittee on peni
tentiaries, headed by Senator J. W.
Brock, and the state prison commis
sion; headed by Chairman J. S. Tur
ner, bid fair to bring revelations of a
Information has been filed with the
investigators to the effect that State
Warden Jake. C. Moore and a number
of the convict camp wardens are guil
ty of having received various sums of
money from the lessees of convicts.
Soon after investigations were be
gun Warden Moore tendered his res
ignation, which the prison board will
accept at its meeting in January. Be
fore handing in his resignation the
warden admitted, it is said, that he
assisted certain lessees to sub-let* por
tions of their allotment of convicts
at desirable rentals. The warden ex
plained that he had not intentionally
violated the rules of the commission,
but that he had been asked by some
of the lessees to aid them in placing
portions of their allotments, and had
done so purely as a matter of accom
The alleged* practices are said to
have prevailed for years, and it is
declared that many of the officials
have waxed rich upon their incomes.
The money paid the camp wardens is
said to have been for favors .and con
siderations show n the 'lessees in the
matter of handling the convicts.
NORTH STATE BONDS' REPUDIATED.
t .. -.
Governor G!enn Gives Tart Answer to
Holders of Bogus Papers..
Governor Glenn of North Carolina,
in a letter, received at Nmy York Satur
day, replymg-ttrn 'communication from
Edward. L. Andrews, -who ' represents,
holders of $11,000,000 of special tax
bonds of the state of North Carolina,;
which matured three years ago, and
were never paid, declared that the l.g
islature him twice repudiated the bonds
and that the state would not pay one’
cent for them. Governor Glenn de
clares that North Carolina has acted,
fairly with its creditors, but that it
would not pay for bonds "conceived in
sin aud brought forth in iniquity."
TEDDY BACK AT WHITE HOUSE.
Returns From His Holiday Outing at Wife’s
Looking the picture of health and
with every appearance of having en
dowed.. Ills, outing of five, days at Pine
Knot. Va., where Mrs. Roosev It has
a cottage. President Roosevelt arrived
in Washington Monday night at 3:od
over the Southern railway.
State-Wide Prohibition Now in
Full Force and Effect.
PROVISION OF STATUTE
Rig and Enforcement of New Law is Promis
ed By Authorities and Close Watch
Will Be Kept for Blind Tigers.
With the stroke of midnight Tues
day night, the sale of liquor in Geor
gia ceased—not only the sale, but the
manufacture as well. It is now illegal
to sell or manufacture any beverage
that intoxicates or to barter it, direct
ly or indirectly.
It is not only illegal to sell or man
ufacture, but it is also illegal to keep
alcoholic or mixtures that produce in
toxication in any place of business.
The law is strict on this point. You
may keep your corn or your rye or
your Scotch, or your beer at home,
but not in any place that is not home.
That word home, which hitherto has
had such a romantic and sentimental
usage, will come in for a more prosaic
interpretation just now.
Although liquor may be kept at
home, it may not be made there—not
even the mild domestic wines that so
many farm houses keep.
Druggists may sell pure grain alco
hol under rigid restrictions, but a phy
sician’s prescription is necessary to
secure it, andthe physician must tes
tify that he has examined his patient.
He must also file a copy of his pre
scription with the ordinary, who will
get five cents for his trouble, and the
ordinary must enter the prescriptions
on a hook, and keep it open for pub
lic inspection. A pint is the limit of
Doctors who own or are interested in
drug stores may not issue prescrip
tions. What prescriptions they do is
sue are admissable as evidence in the
At first there was some discussion
as to whether wine could be used In
the sacrament, but Attorney General
Hart has held that it may. Even if
he had not., however, the churches
would not suffer, as most of them now
use the unfermented grape juice. Oth
er'rqles of the law follow:
Wholesale,druggists can ,sell alcohol
to* retail druggists. Records of every
sale must be kept.
Denatured or wood alcolfcl may be
sold for art, scientific or mechanical
Grain alcohol may be sold to bac
teriologists, actively engaged in their
No specific instruction will be issued
to courts, as each judge is presumed to
know the law and place correct inter
pretations on same.
Punishment for any infraction will
be as for misdemeanor under section
1037 of the penal code. It provides for
a maximum fine of SI,OOO or twelve
months on the chaingang.
It is expected that many complicated
questions will arise within the next
few months bearing on the new' law;
The authorities, whatever their opin
ion as to the advisability of prohibi
tion, are agreed that the new law shall'
be enforced, and, in the meantime, tha
state at large will watch with inter
est the outcome.
Since the United States government
has declared that its license books will
be open for v. hisky dealers in the state
it is probable that the officers of the
law will keep an eye on the books and
in this way get a clue to any sale of
liquor that may be contemplated. The
securing of a license from the United
States government may be prima facie
evidence that the purchaser intends to
sell liquor, but there must. be other
proof of a sale.
It is not certain whether or not the
state law officers will be permitted to
inspect the whisky license books of
Uncld* Sam. If detectives try to do so
and are turned down there may be
some friction from this source.
HEAVY DAMAGES ARE AWARDED
To Salt Company Whose Property Was
Destroyed by Overflow of River.
Damages to the amount of 456,746,
were awarded the Xew Liverpool
company Tuesday by Judge Well
born, in the United States disfrict
court at Los Angeles, against the Cal
ifornia Development company, on ac
count of the destruction of property ,
caused by an overflow of the Colorado
river, which resulted, it was alleged,
from the construction of canal intakes
by the development company.