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VOL. XLII. WINNSBORO, S. C., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1885. NO. 16.
One of the Pack.
I see how it Is; I'm one of the pack?
A paltry playinj? card: nothing' more.
You shuffl'j and deal, then take me back.
Or toss me to lie vhere I was before.
There arc royal heads at your mimic court.
But they fare no better; they're in the same
For you vary the usual order of sport:
Yon takp what vou nlease while VOU Dlav
No doubt It serves well as a source of fun
To nuitch your lovers, this one against that;
Though perhaps, when the evening's amusement
And the pack put aside, we seem rather fiat.
But suppose that by chance in the dead of the
When you dream with disdain of our being
We should break your repose, rising1 up in our
And declare to your face that our feelings
TTnr* rrV?orckt-CiT* vaii fonM* \vr> c.?r?h >i51VY? Ji RfJlll.
And the rules that apply here are oddly so
That while we seem bent to your finger's
And are played with, yet we two are taking
, a hand.
Don't yon see that a sequence of hearts you
, ma** break
While attempting one mean little trumpspot
Or succumb to an equally luckless mistake
And let a king go tor the sake of a knave?
Does Tom's Diamond take you, or is it my
The deuce, after all, will perhaps end the
Then, again, you may yield to young- Algernon
Or I he one-eyed old banker's Cyclopean nee.
The game's to be Lottery?so you said?
Or Matrimony? No; ooth, 1 declare!
Why, the next thing I know you'll take to Old
And leave me to sorrow and Solitaire.
Cr< ss purposes still I This never will do."
You ve begun Vingt-et-un: I'm at Thirtyone?
Just ten years apart. Ah. I wish I knew
Some smoother way to make matters run!
You change the game like a pantomime;
And now it's Euchre, i reaJly believe, v
j; or you re crying: xo cneat mo nan: or me
With a"iittle joker"?a laugh in your sleeve.
Let us end this nonsense! What do you say?
, Leave me out, and go on with the rest.
Or throw the whole heap of cards away,
And stake your all on a man as the best.
You can't manage love according to Hoyle,
And your effort to do so you surely would
Besides, what's the use of such intricate
lou snail win an too games 11 r only win
?Geo. Parson.Lathrop, in Editor's Drawer,
Harper's Magazine for September.
HE WAS AX ARTIST.
He had a studio on Chestnut street?
before his arrival it was known as an
attic. It had that trade mark peculiar
to an artist's den, namely, dust and
disorder. But this morning there was
? fAmn Af nnntnocc in tho orronn'^
; a \j? uvaiuvoo AM
meat of many unfinished canvases;
some of the dust and dirt had been removed,
though a few spider-webs lurked
in the corners. However, taking
ail into consideration, it was not so bad
a place as it might be.
So thought its "sole lord and master,
^ guaxne David Marvin, as he sat before
his easel, "putting in a little darker
" background to the lovely face he was
painting. Perhaps you might not call
it lovely, but I assure you that the artist
thought those deep brown eyes, the
auburn hair, and the firm red lips
44Sn von think a broom rind watfvr
has somewnat improved the appearance
of my room, Miss Lothorp," he
P was saying to the original of the porS
"I do, indeed; I belieTe if I hadn't
reminded jou in time you would have
been entirely lost in thelacework those
little creatures were spinning about
you," she replied, laughing, and flashing
a glance of those liquid orbs at
"1 wish she wouldn't do that," he
tVievnrrHfr Kunninir hie fltivon trw
avoid any more flashes let us suppose.
"By the way, you wished to see those
new water-color sketches of mice,didn't
"Yes, I should like very much to see
them, Mr. Marvin."
. There was no mistake this time; the
. eyes had a curious gleam that caused
the painter to dive into a corner in an
agony of search for the sketches.
Bat what was this? Bump, bump,
up the stairs it came, and amid a great
'v,, hcaval of si^hs the door was swung
open, and in the open portal appeared
a personage of great proportions; an
immense white chip bonnet adorned
with flaming red roses and blue ribbons,
a purple gown, green-flannel bag
of dimensions unknown, and a white
cotton umbrella made the tout ensemble.
"Laws a mercy, Davy! But them be
the awfulest stairs I ever seen. Heream
I, a-blowing like an old whale, and.
never a breath of air in this stujo of
yours; it .oughter been called stewpan,
it's my opinion. He, he!"
Miss Lothorp had withdrawn into a ,
corner by the window at the panting J
dame's unceremonious arrival, and was !
now eyeing her gaudy attire with badly
concealed merriment on her face.
"And never a cheer, nuther. Bless
.my soul, Davy, yer getting airy in yer
sky parlor; but you hain't larning no j
sense, that's one thin?: a tumblin' out
yer cheers for this rubbish," she continued,
with a majestic wave of her
hand to the works of art lying around..
"Well, upon my word, Aunt Eliza,
you've taken me by storm. Idid not
look for you on such a hot day as this,"
at last gasped David.
"Oh, no! I was sarten sure of that.
I knew I wasn't wanted; that's just
why I came, Dave Marvin!" snapped
Aunt Eliza,looking vindictively at Miss j
Lothorp. "Who's that?" she asked, in
a stage wmsper.
"I Deg your pardon, Aunt Eliza,"
said David, recovering his lost euergy
and pulling himself up with a jerk.
"Miss Lothorp, allow me to introduce
my aunt. Miss Hawkins."
"I'm from Kedington, Fa.; ye've
heerd of Redington, miss?" inquired
the old lady, with some pride. "It's a
real smart town, Davy was brung up
there," she went on, seating herself.
- "Indeed!" Miss Lothorp murmured,
endeavoring to appear interested,while
Mr. Marvin inwardly cursed his fate.
"I hope that feller hasn't been telling
C ye yarns about his an--an, ob, whatev<v%?
aoII 'nm* tkav cor oil ir? PKilo
Cl J UU VAil ViAij KUVJ |JUJ WI4 4U A M?AM~
delphy do, you know. Why, do you
know, I 'member Davy when he were
a little chap in petticoats, fetching water
from the well, and mindin the
babies, carryin' them pig-a-back. Ye
needn't blush, Davy; it's gospel truth.
I wonder what yer mother would say if
she seen ye now, uabblin' in those
nasty paints? Like as not she's washing
your father's clotiics; his father's a
miner, Miss Lothorp. Why, yer surely
**xes; you wiu piease excuse lae, out
I remember that 1 have a pressing engagement
that I cannot slight Goodbye."
"Iain sorry, Miss Lolhorp," said
David, in a husky voice, surprise and
indignation making his naturaily stupid
tongue dumb. "Good morning. Oh,
aunt! What have you done?' he exclaimed,
as he closed the door after the
young lady. "I can hardly say I thank
yoa for airing those spicy anecdotes of
my juvenile days," he continued, bitterly,
as he busied himself before his
es3el. "What will she think?" was
the next thought. "Ami she'll never
come back!" he unluckily muttered
aloud. Alas, poor Dave!
"You blamed fool, Dave Marvin!"
exclaimed Aunt Eiiza, grasping the
ferule of her utrfbreila. "You blamed
"Y'are. I s'pose ye'il be bringing
that proud hussy home tcr Redington
when yc git her. He, he! When you
do! But, never fear, Dave, no one
that's insulted me "
"Once for all, aunt "
Oae-half hour afterwarl Aunt Eliza
came out into tiie orouu daylight, mopping
her ruoist brows, and frowning
darkly at the fifth floor window, from
whence iier painter nepliew was g;.zing
down stupidly on the crowded
Auother morning two weeks later,
David was at his easel, working on the
deep brown eyes, with the heavily
fringed lashes. Was it?no?uit it
was the original again sitting before
"Yes I really thought that you would,
never come again, xou wc.e so terribly
put out, you know," iie was saying
the hot blood mounting to his brow.
"Why, what made you think that? I
was very ruuch amused by the old lady;
she is very communicative, don't you
think?" she asked with a queer gleam
in her eyes that the poor fellow. dreaded
"Ah, yes?that is??" he stammered,
then quitted his work, and brush
and palette were thrown down
He stopped and looked doubtingly
? "Miss Lothorp, don't you?I mean?
would you mind hearing more about
that little fellow who carried his sisters
?the way s"hc said?"
No answer; the eyes were hidden by
thp long lashes, and a faint, shell-like
tint crept over her face.
"You will not say that you have an
engagement?" he "asked,- thinking he
hud the upper hand, and consequently
feeling brave. '
"On, will you not believe me? 1.
was really the truth. Why should I
make an excuse when I like "
A full stop.
"What were you going to say, Mr.
Marvin?" she inquired, ignoring his
/"inocfinn "Q/imoHiinrr oKrtiif vnnraf>lf
"It was?not until you finish your
sentence," he said.
"Mr. Marvin, yourself or nothing."
"Myself! Do you mean it, Mabel? I
was going to say that I love you, my
That incorrigible young man was on
his knees, grasping the two warm
palms of Miss Lothorp. Her dark head
was bent over him, the bonnie brown
eyes that David both loved and feared
were iooking down in his blue orbs
with unutterable tenderness. What
more was needed?
"Darling:, your turn now," he whispered.
"I! 0, David! I intended to tell
you?not now, due somewnere on in me
vague ages?that I liked to listen to
the lady's chat about "
"Me! O darling of darlings!"
The postures were something artis^
tic, since their attitudes were struck
quite innocently, somewhat after that
painting of Romeo and Juliet in Friar
Lawrence's cell. The friar alone was
But lo and behold! Who made an
appearance at this moment but that
venerable gentleman in feminine garb
"David Marvin! Ye blamed
Sakes alive! I'm sure I beg yer pardon,
Miss Lothorp. I "
"Aunt Eiiza, allow me to introduce
my little wife to be," David said,rising
from his cramped position.
"My soul! Ye don't say! Would
you marry an artist, Miss Lothorp?"
"Yes, indeed, any amount of them,"
she answered, with a fond glance at
"One at a time, darling; I think
would be best," he suggested. "Tate
me first for a trial."?Wavcrlv Magazine.
An Entomological Horror.
A party of Frenchmen who were out
sailing on Jamaica bay were caught in
a suddea squall, the other night, says
the New York Herald, and compelled
to stop over at one of the small hotels j
at Rockaway beach. One of them, a
late arrival, was greatly exercised over
the discomforts 01 the place, and complained
bitterly about the lack of elegance
in the fittings and tho inadequacy
of the menu to satisfy a refined
palate. A member of a fishing club,
who had been out crabbing, courteous- 1
*" "?TTA V?ie rAAm fi-%. fKn Cm&T
uy UiO ^WIU bV wuv t.v4v*^Mw?y
and shared the "bed of one of his
companions. But in vacating the i
apartment he left behind his fishing
tackle and a basketful of the crabs he i
had caught. <
The frenchman sought the chamber :
rather late, and retired at once- Dur?/?ui?
k/v a*>/4 to i
buo ui^ub xag iirr v?/ixc, uuu *ai4v*vv4 ?
he heard a noise that was not the murmur
of the surf on the beach beneath
his window. He sat up and listened, i
Yes. He was sure of it then. A
strange, scratching sound. In a mo- :
ment he was out of his bed. for it came i
from the floor underneath his feet, and
from different parts of it, too. In a ;
fright he groped for his matches and
struck a light. Then with a yell ho
made for the door. The basket in the
corner had tilted over and released the
crabs, which were straggling about all
over. In the gloom the frightened foreigner
could hardly make out the appearance
of the misshapen creatures,
and ho never stopped to investigate.
It was midnight; and a few sirag
gler? were going out of the barroom
down-stairs, when he burst into it in
essential!y brief appareL
"Zee propree-ataire!" he shouted."Show
to me zee propree-ataire!"
"What's wrong, sir?" asked that
functionary, coming from behind the
%*Wrong, sare?" cried the other.
"Everysing is wrong. Zees is onesituation
diabolique. I can not of zee
souper eat. I can not of zee beer
drink. Jr ask for my chamber and you
show heem to me. "Diable! Zee peelow
so small is I lose heem in one moment.
But I no mind zat. I try tc
myseii compose, zen zere is one
scretch, scretch. scretch, and one
clack, clack, clack all ozee chambro
over. Zee candle I been illnmine.
Ciel! What you link I see? Boogs,.
zare, monstair boogs. Beeg as my
bead. Go, zare. Take zee chain'oreI
do not beern no more want. Zere
is not room in heem for tree or four
boog like zat."
As a curious statistical trifle it may
be mentioned that tho United States
has over fitty penitentiaries and :2,400
jails. These institutions contain over
A. Practical Manner of ArrHnsing Corn- j
Cribs With aVirw to Utility.
One of the objections often stated
against farmers is an assorted habit of
working on the hand-to-mouth principle.
In other words, to answer a temporary
purpose ru'.hcr th:in n permanent
one. In the settlement of a new
country this is often n? eessary from
the want of uioncy, wljcro so many
things must be accomplished, ami is
unwarrantable. Hut a habit once fixed
is apt to be followed, an<J hi no resjx:ct
more often than in cribb'ng corn. The
result is a loss lj < in raited, bitter,
moldy, or rotten com, and to a degree
capable of paying all the way f?*e:u 10
to 20 percent, on the investment necessary
to build permanent cribs that i
would keep the corn perfectly Irom
year to year.
An examination as to the result ,of
imperfectiy-built cribs in deteriorating
the value of corn, and the rule will apply
measureably to all grain, will show
that a crib infested with rats and mice
the difficulty is not alone in what the
vermin destroy by eating out the chit
or germ of the corn, but also from the
jffluvia arising from and contaminating
the corn from their ncsting-places.
It is also known that bitter corn arises
largely from fermentation of the cob,
which, put in wet, does not dry out ]
properly. Mold is incipient decay from <
too compact storing when damp and i
rotting is an advanced stage of decay, i
The loss of a few conts per bushel in <
selling makes a large aggregate in the
O O CO o
crop. Hence, however the crib is
built, it should be only of such size as
to give circulation of air, immunity
from rain, and safety against vermin.
The writer has never known a crib
made of rails, eight feet at the bottom,
flared to twelve feet at the top, and
covered securely from rain, to fail in
preserving corn perfectly if dry enough
to crib. The reason is, the air circulates
freely all around the crib. If a
crib eight feet at bottom and twelvo
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100 feet, the case would be different,
and if the crib is uniformly twelve feet
wide the danger of injury will be increased
in a large degree. Twelve
feet cribs are not unusual in the dry
autumn aud winter climate of tho
West, and if lilied so full that the rain
and snow cannot beat in under tho
roof, in ordinary seasons they keep the
corn perfectly. In seasons when corn
does not ripen perfectly, or when from
a long spell of foggy weather penetrating
the crib, the corn becomes damp
through and through. If warm weatnn?cnoc
tittfnra lh?. wind Hriot if nut
the germ is attacked, producing bitter- ^
ness and mold, and at length rotten- 1
ness ensues. s
The fact tlut corn kept compactly in i
wide cribs never dare be used for seed t
is sufficient evidence that such are not i
calculated to season corn in the best i
manner for commercial uses. It is s
questionable if it really is for animal t
feeding purposes. It is therefore wise I
economy that every farmer build crib- c
room enough to properly savo all corn c
must remain with him after the t
first of March or April. s
In building a crib there arc three a
things to be taken into consideration. 1
Immunity from rats aud other vermin, ?
provision against the leakage of roofs,
and the driving in of rain or snow next
the eaves, and safety from heating.
Protection against vermin is provided ^
by elevating the crib eighteen inches
above ground on posts, placing an in- j
verted tin pan on a larsre, flat, smooth ?
stone between the top of the post and *
the sills of the crib. Danger from
leaky roof is secured by a proper in- ^
eliuation?not less than a quarter pitch
?and attention to keeping the roof ^
boards, if so made, carefully nailed. A (
roof of grooved boards, properly bat- ^
tened, makes a perfect roof. It should j
be a double pitched roof for obvious ,
reasons, and extend over the sides of
the crib twelve inches to prevent the i
? J ? ? /\r? krt
Unp ilUili Ui n 111^ ill vu ui mv vv4.1a. ^
Ii before snow is expected it be temporarily
boarded tight from under the
eaves, six inches below the top of the
corn, this boarding to be removed early
in the spring, no danger from driving
snow will be experienced.
To prevent heating or fermentation
in the bedy of a crib twelve feet wide,
the writerhas found the following plan
safe and practicable: Form a skeleton
of six-inch fencing two or three feet
wide at the bottom and half the height-. ^
of the crib, carried to a sharp peak at?g
the top of the skeleton, running the en-? |g
tire length of tiic cri&, tnc spaces ne-:rg
tween the bonrds six inches wide*f fij
Thus you virtually divide the crib-itttoi ^
two, the bases of each being ontjN' ft?|| 3
and a half or five feet wide. Tlie^cffot
will thus have a horizontal and sj
tical circulation of air through I
tre, ana at a mere nominal cost
pared to that of flaring the outsides of?i
the crib. The projection of the rooffjl
prevents drip being blown in. thatfjh!
striking the sides never penetrating .tov ft
do damage. If, in addition, the sfcte4 ?*'
strips are put on diagonally instead ^ |
vertically, this drip will be distributed? i
still more equally along the oute&Je fA
and quickly dries. Built in the nisn-:
ner described, the writer has never had 1
corn spoil that was pnt in the crib in 1
the ordinarily dry condition as it comes i
from the field at husking time, nor j
even when other cribs of the same dimensions.
but not so protected, were
Good Advice to Country Boys.
Every man who livos in New York ]
and has acquaintances in the rural districts
knows that the majority of coun- j
try boys and young men think that the ]
1Annnrtiinltr rvf llfft IS a <*HanC6 I
^UlUVU V^Vibwuivj V* ? ? ,
to enter business in a large city. It is
also a fact that country boys who come
to the city are reasonably sure to wear <
away the best years of their lives be- i
fore they realize that they would have i
succeeded better had they remained at ;
home. The following bit of advice,
which the Nashville American offers, is
? - v..
worth preserving ior use in cases v?
"Intelligent boys in the country,
however poor, should take comfort
Let them consider their present hardships
as a gymnasium for the develop- <
ment of their many qualities of mind ]
and body. Let them practice industry
and honesty, acquire knowledge, culti- i
Trot** Hf?nisinn of character, suffer pa- !
tiently and endure cheerfully privations
and self-denial, labor with a singleness
of purpose and strengthen their
characters by winning success in every
undertaking, however small. Let them
cultivate habits of thrift, economy and
persistency, and their time of influence
and power will come?come as surely
as effects follow cause, as wealth follows
prudence and industry, as intelligence
follows inquiry, as light follows
darkness."?New York Herald.
There are 12,000,000 acres of uncultivated
land in the State of New York,
of which 5,000,000 are covered with
forests. . -
General Grant'* Career.
The stoiy of General Grant's life
savors more of romance than Teality;
it is more like a fable of ancient days
than the history of an American citizen
of the nineteenth century. *As
light and shade produce the most attractive
effects in a picture, so the
AAnfi.ni.ft. rn fitn nni>Aor r\i tKn lomontflH
V/VUVLtMbO 1U bUV va?vw4 v* *>uw
General, the strange vicissitudes of
his eventful life, surround him wkh an
interest which attaches to few characters
His rise from the obscure lieutenant
to the commander of the veteran
armies of the great republic, his transition
from a frontier post of the untrodden
West to the Executive Maa-_.
sion of the nation; his sitting at one
time in a little store in Galena, not
even known to the Congressman from
his district; at another time striding
through the palaces of the Old World
with the descendcnts of aline of kings
rising and standing uncovered in his
l:_ i v'i_ u:_il
presence; uu uumuie uirm m an v/uiu
town scarcely known to the geographer;
his distressing illness una courageous
death in the bosom of the nation
he had saved?these are the features
of his marvellous eareer which
appeal to the imagination, excite men's
wonder, and fascinate the minds of all
who make a study of his life.
Many of the motives which actuated
bim and the real sources ol strength
employed in the putting forth of hia
singular powers will never be felly
understood, for added to a habit of
communing much with himself was a
modesty which always seemed to make
him shrink from speaking of a matter
jo personal to him as an analysis of
bis own mental powers* and those who
knew him best sometimes understood
him the least. His most intimate as*
sociates often had to judge the man
by the results accomplished^ without
comprehending the causes which produced
them. Even to the writer of
;hi? article, after having served with
:hc General for nine years continuously,
both in the field and at the Presiiential
Mansion, he Will in some re*
ipects always remain an enigma. His
nemoirs, written on his death-bed, to
ae puDiisQCQ only alter nis decease,
[urnish the first instance of his consent
to unbosom himself to the world,
[n his intercourse he did not study to
:>e reticent about himself; he seemed
rather to be unconscious of self. Whan
risiting St Louis with him while he
aras President, he made a characteris;ic
remark showing how little his
Noughts dwelt upon those events of
lis life which made such a deep im-.
jression upon others.
Upon his arrival a horse and buggy1
vere ordered, and a drive taken to
fqrrr. ahnnt Aiirht riietftnfc. Ha
itopped on the high ground overlook- .
ng the city, and stood for a time by
he side of the little log house which
ic had built partly with hia own hands
n the days of his poverty and early
itruggles. Upon boing asked whether
he events of the past txfteen years of
lis life did not seem to him like a tale
>f the Arabian Mights, especially in
:oming from the White House to visit
hq little farm-house of early days, ihe
imnlv ronlioH "Wall T
ibout it in that light"?Uen. Eoracc
\Jor(er, in. Harper's Magazine for, Sej>
Stace Iutoxlcation. ^ McCullough's
Chicago?was under the cffect of excessive
stimulus, and this reminds us
,hat most of our actors are great drink?
;rs. Old Junius Brutus Booth (father
>f EdwiD) was rarely sober on the
itage, and required incredible potaions
to enable him to go through bis
role. Sometimes he got drunk before
*aa nour, aau mu nus iuuu
obliged to submit to disappointment
George Frederick Cooke, the lirst British
star that appeared on our shore,
ivas also a victim to strong drink, which
iestroyed a constitution of rare vigor.
Edmund Keanwas another brilliant
victim to intemperance. He was the
most wonderful performer of his day,
out he required great quantities o1
itrong drink, and the habit increased
:ill it destroyed him. This took, place
in his 46th year. Like McCullough, he
broke down while on the stage, and
sank into the arms of his son, who bore
iita off, and thej>lay was stopped. He
allied, but never reappeared, and in a
:ew weeks death closed his fevered career.
Forrest, in his heavy efforts,used
rtrq^drtgfcHWEftit never got that-derP
l^^e^^^fe^as the most musee-;
How to ^fteV-Pitl.""
y ^.. - * '4'4|
ipS^ttJ'jast read/ in-your issue 4'How
if t&e: pills ar&>t^t^cfoatecl, his methif
they are not,
ihp pa&pit;wiiFgdtf fSiily get the bad
is really the
i^t-;wi^aiB^w$edtt^ to pills. You
i^o^^^^?^WP5^Jinajority of cases
&?*piHs "are^V-ooaSStt- When a phy
sician orders medtcme in pifls the
apothecary docs not sugar-coat them.
L will describe to you a method that I
have been using, which I discovered
last year, which carries the pill down
without the patient feeling its presence
in the mouth or throat, and never permits
the pill to be tasted when it is not
coated. Take a swallow of water and
bold the head back, so that the water
will bo in the back of tho mouth. Do
not swallow the water until the pill
has been dropped on its surface. Take
the pill betweqp the finger and thumb
(still holding; head back), and carry it
well back, without touching the inaid*
of the mouth v^ith it: then drop it oa
the water and swallow. The head will
f?omo fnrw?vr<r n.nd thn watflr orxinin<r
and wetting-thb -csoph^Tiff tilfss the
pili instantly to thestbi&ach. - It does
not "stop halfway down," and ; is not
Footc and the Lawyers.
Foote never tired of roasting the lawyers
with his wit, of which, a sample
may be given. A simple country far
mer, wtio nail jus: Duriea a ricn relation,
an attorney, was complaining to
him that the expenses of a country
funeral, in respect to carraiges, hat
bands, scarls, etc., were very great
"What, do you bury your attorneys
here?" asked Foote. "Yes, to be sure
we do; how else?" "Oh. we never do
that in London." "No!" exclaimed
the astonished countryman. "How do
you manage?" "Why, when the
patient happens to die we lay him out
? wnr\m ftvop ni<rht hv himsftlf. throw
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open the sash, lock the door, and in
the morning ho is entirely off." "Indeed!"
said the other amazed. "What
becomes of him?" "Why that we can?
not teli exactly; all we know is there's
a strong smell of brimstone in the I
room next morning."? Temple Bar. j
MEN OE THE PEOPLE.
Distinguished .Personage*G-atbered at the
Posaibly so many distinguished men
1 hare never before been brought together
in New York on any one occasion.
In the groups that gathered
now and again, there were to be seen
the Incised features of Senator Evarts;
"the cultured Lincoln," as I heard him
called; Senator Morrill, of Vermont,
tall, stoop-shouldered, with a white,
student face, something in appearance
like Charles Sumner's, but not so
heavy or leonine and vigorous; short
and inclined to be stout, with a soldier;
ly mustache and goatee, gold eye-glasses
and a light slouch hat, and handsome
and dapper enough for the admiration
of all the fair sex; Senator
Warner Miller, with his large round
face, blonde mustache, heavy weight
and slow movement; John Sherman,
erect and angular as a guide-post, with
his keen face lifted above all his fel1^^-.
Tnknm n Too.
i-\j no. kjuuatui u. uaiiio vi a tunessee,
with bald and shining head;
ex?Br?sideni Hayes, with sandy hair
and^freckied face, stouter than of yore;
ex-president Arthur, also grown a trifle
grey and a little stoat, elegant in attirei
as always; ex-Attorney General
Pierrepont, who, by his ent of whiskers
and facial expression, might have
; stepped from a picture of a Puritan
gathering into his modern garb and
modern surroundings; the smoothchoTOn
OTrintrlnrl ann qmilincr visaerft nf
Governor Oglesby, of Illinois; Henry
Watterson, in a brown business suit,
brusque and nervous, with his head
turned slightly to one side and moviug
constantly about to secure for his one
eye the vision of two; Murat Halstead,
with a Field Marshal air, and mustache
and goatee white as the driven snow;
Speaker Carlisle, with a dark suit
str&nffelv in contrast with a hisrh white
bat, under which the same cynical
smile is constantly to be seen on his
bare face; Samuel J. Randall, standing
by. him, heavier in form, larger in mold
and feature, with the same thin-lipped
smile, bnt dressed in better taste, Gen.
Nil P. Banks, of Red river fame- These
and hundreds of others command attention,
by reason of their prominence
In public life or their personal appearance.
Nearly all of the throng have
risen, as Grant rose, from the ordinary
Walks of life. It is a revelation of the
possibilities of the new world, of which
General Grant wrote to General Buckner,
4,I know now the value of oar inhMMfcaTTftA."
I saw General Sherman
moving about the Fifth Avenue Hotel
corridors in an old straw hat, an alpaca
blouse with a single button, and a
pair of battered slippers, and then
. blossoming out in full uniform, tall,
erect, martial and proud, a tine type
of the American citizen soldier. The
quaint manners and the freedom with
which he can be approached by any
one and every one, are not least of the
features of his character that draw
men involuntarily to like "Oid Tecumseh,"
the leader of the March to the
Sea, that cut the rebellion in two. Altogether
different is General Phil Sheridan,
who went about with his brother,
Colonel "Mike1' Sheridan, who is frequently
ajistaken for him, as a sort of
twin Sheridan, in a crowd, and would
be picked out by a stranger as a prosperous
turfman. In civilian's dress he
looks as if he had just stepped out of a
bandbox, except that bis Xace Is bronzed
and reddened. His suit of grey En
glish goods fits him like wax. In the
wearer of a high white hat it would be
difficult to discover off-hand the hero
of Winchester and the gallant cavalryman
wbo cut out the Qonfederacy at
Ricmond. These men were Grant's
foremost lieutenants. In the group of
Senators called here by the Vice-President,
a third type of soldier was presented
to view in the swarthy face and
raven mustache ot General Logan,
who, perhaps, more than any other
man, is to-day the iavorite of the volunteer
soldiery, whose deeds and valor
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saveu me union. At wouiu uv uuru iu
find, the country over, or the world
over, a handsomer lypicai warrior tnan
General Hancock, whose 250 pounds
arc carried in military harness with a
martial air and gallantry beyond all
criticism. These four men, like Gen.
Grant are of humble origin.
Glancing through the gathering
crowds I saw General Lew Wallace,
looking sober and thoughtful, through
cold-bowed succtaelcs under a brown
jsfouchhat, but missed his fellow officer,
i kmefdl McGiernami, who fell with him
leadertfeewrathfulcriticism of Grant'
:?fr'ShHob and-J>t>nelson. General Wallace
has aeted with a manly dignity in
:tfao matter that I hear is likely to be
rewarded, though he may not know it,
by words of justice to him which Gen.
Grant has written and left behind in
his memoirs. General Wallace has
claimed that, but for himself and Modern
and, Grant would have been
crushed in either or those oaccies. u
Grant should have so written it, Wallace
may well have wai&d in silence
until now.?N. T. Tribune's "Groups
at the Hotels."
Great Men's F<*et.
"Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, the pas
tor of Plymouth," continued JL>r. rainier,
"has soft, chubby feet. He always
wears a broad-soled, easy-fitting shoo
of the finest kid made, and suffers but
little from corns or bunions. I brighten
up his finger and toe nails about
once a month. Mr., Beecher is a most
interesting talker. The last time he
was here he related many pleasant anecdotes
of his home in Peckskill, where
he resides with his family during the
summer. In speaking of the regiments'
encampment at Peekskill, Mr. jBeecher
remarked that the boys in blue greatly
added to the income of the shopkeepers
of the town, and taken upon the whole
they improved its social and moral condition.
"P.6Y. Dr. Talmage, who recently
sailed for Europe to rejoin his family
in London, is also one of my customers.
His feet in some respects "resemble
a canoe, being long and narrow. I
cannot say tiiev are iree irom wiua
and bunions, like Mr. Beecber's, but
nevertheless they are pleasant to look
upon. Dr. Talmage's toe-nails grow
out perfectly straight, and are as pink
and white as a woman's."?New lor/c
"I have not read Miss Cleveland's
book," said Col. Ingersoil to a reporter.
"but if the author condemns the
poetry of George Eliot she has made a
mistake. There is no poem in our language
more beautiful than 'The Lovers,'
and none loftier and purer than
the 'Choir Invisible.' There is no
poetry in the 'beyond.' The poetry is
here?here in this worid where love is
?in the heart. The poetry of the 'beyond'
is too faraway?a little too general.
Shelley's 'Sty Lark' was in our
sky?the 'Daisy,' of Burns, grew in
our ground, and between t atlr.rkand
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mat Uaisv is room tur an iuc i?i
poetry of the earth."' '
"No, sir, we don't make cocoannts,"
said a member of a firm whose sig
read, "Cocoanut Manufacturing Company,"
in response to an inquiry of a
reporter for the New York Mail and
Express. "What we do is to prepare
cocoannt for confectioners, bakers, and
families, to be used for pies andpastryr
The nuts are brought here by the vessel-load,
some ships bringing as many
as 400,000 in one cargo. They are put
up in bags of one hundred each. The
average weight of the green nut is one
and one-half pounds., The best are
those thickest in meat and richest in
natural oil and sugar. They come
from San Bias, Cow island, San Andreas,
Kuatans, Jamaica, and Baracoa.
They grow on the islands of the- Carribean
sea, and the trees ares<^planted
thflt.r.Vio rnot-a ftra. urnQhpf'
with salt water. The nuts are not
pieked from the tree, but fall to the
ground when ripe because of the decay
of the stems. When the hask is taken
off they are ready for shipping. The
perishable nature of the green nut has
made desiccated cocoanut more desirable
in the market, and this ia zx- J
tide we manufacture and seU." ~
"What is the operation
"The cocoanuts are placed in a large
i + L..*v* n
iiuppcr, Hum vyui^u-tucy iaa t\j a idiuv
covered table' on a lower floor. In
front of this table several men' are
placed, who crack the shell of the nut
with a hatchet as it fails on the table.
Then the shell is pried off, leaving the
meat whole. From 6 to 11 o'clock six
men at this work open twelve thousand
nuts. A peeling machine then takes
off the brown skiu oi the nuts, after
which the meats are broken into pieces,
the miik drawn off, and the pieces put f
i?^n * nl'A.>n rtrtM nrotar WA
iiltu IUU? Ul VU1U TT Ck bVi Jk. UP
meat is then inspected as to its quality,
and next it is pui into a grinding mill
turning four hundred revolutions a
minute. The puip thus made is mixed
with granulated sugar and put in long
pans of gaivan.zed iron, which are put
in the desiccators and the water extracted
at a high temperature. An interesting
fact about the work is that
tlio entire mnst hft nnmr>!fit.pii
by 2 o'clock ia the afternoon, because
of the delicate nature of the
fruit The number of people employed
in this department is forty-six. The
desiccated nut is white as snow, and
perfectly dry, when it has been through
the process, and it is then allowed to
cool, and is left in a dry temperature
f/vr tori (Jars it is fin&ihr nut un
"W4* "" " ? j r? ?r
for the market. At 3 o clock each day
the work is ail done."
"What about the idea that cocoanut
"It is supposed by many persons to be
so. But the best growths snow by analysis
about 48 per cent 01 digestible
oils, 5 per cent of sugar, about 46 per
cent of water, and only 1 per cent of
ash. This being* the case, there is
scarcely anything people eat more digestible
Bright Boy Without Legs And
There arc many who have to go
through a part of life at least with the
loss of an ai;m or a leg, and anyone can
realize in a measure the privations sacn
a loss can occasion; but very few are
UUiieU. Upuii LU CAIJl luuiuui vnuvi, auu
very few realize the extent to which
human ingenuity can provide menus of
compensation- iu such cases. Sometimes
it seems as if nature gives what
aid it can, and when the physical completeness
has been denied sought to
make up the deficiency with more than
average mental gifts.
Such observations might naturally
occur to the individual who was acquainted
with the son of G. B. Williams,
of Mendon, Mass., who was born
without arms and legs, and yet goes
around the village and fills a worthy
place in the youthful society of the
town, with promise of an active and
useful manhood in the years to come.
The young man is 12 years of age. His
features are rather old looking for his
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years, ana tne expression is origui aim
intelligent. His language and looks
indicate a belief in his ability to take
care of himself before a great while.
He is nearly qualilied to enter the high
school of the town, and bis handwriting
is above the average. In accomplishing
the latter work the pen is held
under the chin, and with the aid of the
snouiaer tue iracings arc maue.
He attends the public school and goes
around the village without the aid cf
any other person, but the means to this
end were not invented until within a
year or'so, and not uniil after a long
time of study upon,, the subject .and
trial of several aids, which proved by
f tn tin /"if litf!/* 11 CP T"Tf> Onlllfi
get up ana down stairs, put on his cap,
and roll and throw himself from one
point in the room to another without
help, but to go much outside' of the
house it was necessary to carry him.
Now he carries himself. For this purpose
a pair of wheels similar to those
on a boy's velocipede were procured
and the axle paddec _ne Doy resis
his chest on the pad and by means of
his imperfect lower limb propels himself
around the town. It required some
practice to learn to balance himseif at
first, but bo soon overcame the difficulty.
The wheels were obtained in Detroit,
efforts to find the kind nearer
home having been without success.
"I can go anywhere I want to," said
the lad. "Can 20 down hill faster than
a walk, but have to rest on up grades."
He does not complain of any pain or
trouble in the stomach from restingthe
weight of his body on it so much. In
spite of bis affliction and the way he is
handicapped in the race for worldly rewards,
he impresses the stranger as
one who bids lair to make his mark by '
strong mental attainments.?Boston
Very few people know Low to eat a
watermelon,, just as not. one man in
ten thousand knows how to eat an orange.
To be properly enjoyed the perfect
watermelon should be pounced on
in the patch just after sun-up. It should'
be carefully selected. In response to
an eager thump there should follow a
dead and mealy sound, aud the melon
should weigh not less than twenty-five
pounds. After it is pulled it should be
split end to end with a short-bladed
pocket-knife, so that iu tearing it open
the glowing and juicy heart, bursting
ioose from its coulinement, shall find a
lnHonnont'nn nni> side nnlv. At this
foirtf. the knife is to be flung away,
'or a moment the eye should be allowed
to feast itself on the vision thus suddenly
brought to view, then the heart
should be ;coo:>ed out with the hand
and its nectarous meat thrust upon
the hot and thirstv nalate. There ou^ht
to be something savage in the enjoyment
of a watermelon; it ought to bo
crushed anil swallowed witu avidity.
Tne man who knows i;ow to enjoy one
wii] cum.- away from tne fray with the
a wee 1.1 m nis beard, iu his hair, :inii on
his elotnes.?Atlanta tonstuuLon.
Offending an Alligator,
"Now, then," said the colonel,
"here's the rifle and there's the alligator*
Get down behind this log and
take a dead rest and aim for his eye."
The reptiie wasn't over 100 feet
*\T\ fliA a K rvra rsf tKn I o /TAATI
awuj9 1J iU& cuc WJ. iub aa^vvu
to dry bis scaly back. If be had eyes
they were shut, but I got down with
the determination to plant a bullet
somewhere back' of the base of his
"Hold on!" whispered the colonel,
"you can't hit nothing with the gun
urA^hlmor nil fhp lftor. StonrJr
vw?-0 ?a' j?
I got my eye down to the gun and
was fishing for the right spot when the
colonel broke in with:
"Great lands! but see him shaking!
If you fire now the"bullet will go clear
over Baton Rouge!"1 "
I sat up and drew a long breath and
then got down and pulled the trigger.
1 was' still puliing when the colonel
'Well, I declare! but the gun isn't
i drew up the hammer and took auoth"*
iortir breath, and just _then_ the.,.
alligator opencorTirfT?mouttr like the
door of asbed, and ya/trnejaVis natural
ly as a human being. I looked at him
instead of tuo sights, and the colonel
nudged me, and said:
"S;iv. I don't believe vre loaded that .
gun alter shooting .it that buzzard!"
He was right. We bad to load it,
and just as we had finished' the operation
1 detected a smell of musk and
heard a wallowing in the sand, and as
we rose up tuat '.leased oid reptiie put
ins tore leet on the log to look over.
"Now give it to him!" shouted the
colonel, and I raised tnogun and banged
away. It was a WmoUester, and I
ba.n truii ao-.iin. Tiie alligator looked at
me in :l pti'zz eil way, auu at the third
report he backed off- and headed lor
tite hike. 1 followed aud opened a
"leaden hail" on him. Twice he turned
his head and gave me a look of reproach,
and as he was about to enter
tiie water he put up his forefoot and
wiped a tear from the corner of his
left eye. -I" had grieved his feelings?
intentionally and maliciously insulted
a crocodile who had perhaps been a
philanthropist all his days.
"Gimme that gun!" said the colonel
in a husky voice. "I brought you out
here to give you a chance to kill an alligator,
but I'll be hanged if I'll be a
party to any such conduct as yours.
Xuat 'gator has been shamefully treated,
and he feeis it, and ten to one if he
doesn't hold mo responsible and give it
away to every durnod reptile in Louisiana.
Lei's go home!"?Detroit Fret
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Lakes of Solid Salt in Asia.
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J: rom a paper rcau uy oir ireter
Lumsden before the Royal Geographical
Society: Yaroilan means "the
sunken ground,"und no word can better
describe the general appearance of
the valley of these lakes. The total
length of the valley from Kangruali
road on the west to the Band-i-Dozan,
which bounds it on the east, is about
thirty miles, and its greatest breadth
about eleven miles, divided into two
parts by a connecting ridge which runs
across from north to south, with an
average height of about 1.800 feet, but
- - - inn
Has a narrow, wmcn rises some
ieei a&ove the general average. To
the west of this rid^e lies the lake
from which the Tekke Turcomans
from Merv get their salt The valley
of this lake is some six miles square,
and is surrounded on all sides by a
steep, almost precipitous descent, impassable
for baggage animals, so far
as I am aware, except by the Merv
road, in the northwest corner. The
level of the lake I made to be about
1,430 feet above the sea level, which
gives it a descent of some 400 feet from
the level of the connecting ridge, and
of some 950 feet below the general
plateau above. The lake itself lies in
the center of the basin, and the supply
of salt is apparently unlimited.
The bed of the lake is one solid mass
of hard salt, perfectly level, and covered
by only an inch or two of water.
To ride over it was like riding over
ice or cement. The bottom was covered
with a slight sediment, but when
that was scraped away the pure white
salt shone out below. How deep this
deposit may be it is impossible to say,
for no one has yet got to the bottom of
it To the east of the dividing ridge
io tViQ MKftm! - from which the
Saryk3 of Penjdeh take their salt The
valley in which this lake is situated is
much the larger of the two. ' The valley
proper i3 itself some fifteen miles
in length by about ten miles, in breadth.
The descent to it is precipitous on the
north and west sides only, the eastern
and southeastern end sloping gradually
up in a succession of undulations.
The level of this is apparently lower
than that of the other. I made it out
to be some 800 feet above the sea level.
m, -. - - 1 -1-- : ..
J. 136 SH1C 112 CU1S IUKU IS uuv su oiuuuiu
as in the other and does not look so
pure. It is dug out in flakes or strata,
generally of some four inches in thickness,
is loaded into bags, and carried
off on camels for sale without further
Might We All Go Naked?
I have lived seven years in Colorado,
and have herded sheep in weather so
cold that the food I took out for lunch
froze hard in my pockets?thermometer
sometimes fifteen or twenty decrees
below zero?and I used to wear
less clothing than I do now, although
naturally sensitive to cold, owing to a
weak circulation. I well remember a
half-witted man, , Marvin by name
(who has since then committed a
dreadful crime), who used to get a
precarious living by hunting in the
mountains, and who,, in the coldest
winter weather, went about in rags?
practically undothcd. Another "oldtimer,"
who was a teamster, invariably
went about in the severest weather
and most biting winds, with his coat
open and his chest perfectly naKea ana
exposed. Surely the street Arabs,
who are at once-half-starved aad halfnaked,
prove that. Jlhc power to resist
cold is merely a matter of habit, and
that we might make ourselves "''all
face" if we liked, though doubtless a
modicum of clothing is comfortable,
if of doubtful sanitary value. I lirmly
believe tuat overcoats are the most
fruitful causc of winter colds, and that
the best and safest plan is to make lit+1^
?? nrt r?itrf>rpr>r>r> hi'tween summer
WAV VI JU\S ? ? ?
and winter clothing. ? JK. AI. Williams,
in Clothier and Furnisher.
Of all the states in the Unrou, Georgia
brings the most fantastic things to
the suiface. Its very latest oddity is a
spider as big as a hickory hut,thc"long,
curved back whereof shows the human
face in Drofilc. The face is like that of
a man of the Malay type, the brow, the
eyes, the nose, the mouth and the chin
bcMiigf imitated with a precision quite
startling in its way.
WIT Ayp HUMOB.
A druggist at Quincy.IlL, advertised
kauffdropps to those suffering with
colds. Abraham Kauff, a citizen of the
town, called on the druggist, and: pnt
out his left eye as a reward for being
"A curioas negro superstition is that
a man who has been struck by lightning
can not swim," says an exchange.
Weh ave noticed the same thing*' too,
about negroes who have died from yellow
fever.?tuck. ' .w
A London paper lays it down editorially
that "the man that would not
kiss a woman when she tells him with
her eyes that her lips are yearnins is
an idiot" This, we think, depends upon
the woman. ?Leavenworth(Kas.) Times.
i'red Archer is the most, successful
jockey in the world because he picks
out winning horses before he mounts
them. There would be some great doctors
in the world if they could choose
their patients.?A'eto Orleans Picayune.
Mamma?Did you liave a nice time,
dear, at church?
Youthful son?Splendid! Papa enjoyed
himself, too. But it made him
Doctor? "You need exercise; what
is your employment?" JPatieat?"I
am a mason." 'Doctor?4'But then you
can not lack exercise.'' Mason?r"That
depends, sometimes, you snow, we
work by the day and sometimes by the
"Bobby," said the minister at the
dinner table, "what do you expcct to
do when you grow up." " "I'll
be a minister, i think."
"Thai's a laudable ambition, indeed,
Bobby. Do you think you would like
to be a minister?" *' ' ;~ :1
"O, yes," Bobby replied. "Pa says
you've got the softest job in to*?n."?
New York Hun.
A New Jersey-man, hearing that his
wife intended to elope, considerately
went away from home the eveniDg
named, so as to remove every obstacle. .
His wife suspected the cause of his absence,
and dismissed her clandestine
suitor. Moral: Never ti^ to be smarter
than a woman. If you do, you will get
1/j-ff* P.iirlrr)nfn)T h'rpp
Wrong Diagnosis. Physician?"Yes,
sir; you must stop, <?ai>ng between
meals. That is what is the matter with
you." Patient?"But if I did not eat
between meals I should starve to death."
"Nonsense." "But I should, doctor.
Indeed I should." "How can that possibly
be?" "I board."?Philadelphia
"My dear friend," said a minister
at the bedside of a sick man, "do you
feel that you are prepared to die?"
"I realize only too 'well that I am
not," replied the sick man, feebly.
"I would be glad to speak with you
concerning matters waicu aiiirn uma
must concern "
"You are very kind, sir," Interrupted
the patient: "but the physicians
are holding a consultation, and I would
like to learn their verdict tirst/'?New
A minister at a recent wedding came
very near being broke up rigrhfc in the
midst of the ceremony, and all by the
bride, a pretty, fragile, young little
thing, and one of his favorite parishioners.
She had insisted on the most
rigid of the Episcopal Church, .forms. , *"
and her Unitarian minister had humored
her. Imagine, then, his surprise
as he dictated the lines: "Promising to
love, honor, and obey," to have her
distinctly alter her oath to: "Promising
to love, conor, ana oe gay, looting
him directly in the face the while. He
had some difficulty to control his inclination
to laugh, and, not being prepared
for the contingency, let it slip.?
boston Home JottmaU
"How fresh everything seems tonight,"
said he. 4,Do you know anything
fresher than a spring zephyr?"
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"i?o, saiu uic young iauj; unless
it is the fresh paint you are sitting
on. It has not been on the piazza four
The young man went through a back
street to a hotel and sent the porter out
on an errand. A few minutes later an
odor of benzine tilled the hotel.?Port
They tell a story on the SpringHouse
balcony at 'Richfield Springs,
about William M. Evarts. Chauncey
Depew says Evarts onco sent a donkey
up to his "Windsor farm in Vermont.
Ahonfc n wpok afterwards Mr. Evarts
received the following letter from his
Dear Grandpa: The little donkey i&
very gentle, but he makes a big noiso
nights. He is very louesoxne. I guess
lie misses you. I hope you will come
up soon and then he won't be so lonesome.?Minnie.
"Where are the American poets?"
an .fcngiisn criticaemanas. wnere are
the American poets? Why, bless your
soul, they are everywhere and their
name is legion. You will find one in
nearly every newspaper office in the
United States, with his machine rigged
up in the corner of his room ready at
a moment's notice to respond to" the
call of copy, and a great many more
besides chained in the basement dungeons
under the pressrooms ready to
do iec loose woen occasion acmanas.
None of your "Yoa, yon" poets, either,
such as the English make laureates of,
but real bona tule "yi, yi" poets, all
wool and a yard_ wide, . and closely
woven at that- VV here are the Amei>
ican poets? You should rather ask.
Where is the American that isn't a
The Nine have remorcd their abode from
To our sky-kissing mountains, their health to
And we beg to assure English critics, who
That they're growing quite fat on American
A Kockiand household was made
proud and happy by the introduction
nf a ofthinet orcan. The mother conld
play a little, and there was'*'"popular
collection of music" included, in the
purchase; she lost no time in getting
every note and stop into practice. The
organ groaned, ana wheezed, and complained',
with the most astotiiafcing music,
night and day, day and night, for
a week. Then one morning there was
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from the next house shrilly said:
"Please marm, mother wants to know
if you won'tlend heryour music book?"
This was a surprising request, inasmuch
as the woman next door was known to
be organless. After gasping once or
twice, tne amateur organist asjcea:
"What does she want of it?" The child
hadn't been loaded for this question,
so she straightforwardly replied: "I
don't know, I'm sure, only -1 heard
mother tell father that if she had hold
of that book for a day or two mebby
somebodv could set a rest" The wo
man softly shttt the door in the little
girl's face, and went and carefully
locked the cabinet organ with a brass