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VOL XLII. WINNSBORO, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24 1886. NO. 34. ^
A J!a::ntiT;jr. jrroceloss flower. you say?
a_ ?" :!. i" in iy so:
Ami i' ?: < ::> out yesterday.
- That inf>rn::!i* Jons?So.
I almost - ;h'- coit:'sf' yet.
TV.^ .. .. ?.itw] Mrot.
A light-v... w-.-: i>rceze sailed gently by;
The !ark*s eh :m:f afar.
Thro' the blu " -yaci's of tic sky,
' Slid like a fat.j'V.r star.
X never saw h< r look so i.iir:
Ah, if I told i-or. would she care. (
Within a hollyhock,
A po!le;j-laden bee,
i). cp pluissinir, m:ule the blossom rock.
Sfc;- tlashed i. smilo at mo.
*?? And with a motion swift and liarht
gm She caught the silken r?.-t:.is tight.
||| Loud humu^d the l?ce with angry wing?
Tho sweets von sousht.poor foolish thing',"
? S!h- s:iid. **rre ::!! niissp"iir I"
My heart ?! up to h?:ir her speak;
A sudden couivjre dyed my cheek.
jala < "Darl?n;r!'* I ciod, let bini fly, v'
W?i. And take me in his piace?
Fast prisoned i.i your heart could I
gg&P Ask any sweeter jrroco'i
I eouM not struprs'le to be free.
wk So dear a jailer holds the key."
' ' Ker eh'-ek flushed like an o'p'ninjj rose,
X<> word her l.ps di'l say?
T saw !:or iiltlc band unclose.
The s'lart t?"f t'f.v nwny.
-Mi. m?>: 'iv.us forty y:?rs :\-ro?
My hftjr i- jrr.iy?yet "ti.is I know:
I've roamed thro" many sr.irden bowers
'And BcMs siiice then?
In sninra^r.wi id-wood jnuhercd llowers.
And i:i the mountain srlcn
Pulled b::rt'bcils from the moss-grown
, IT IV .A,
. -v Yet n:osi 1 lovod the hollyhock.
?Mary A. P. Sinnsbury.
i LOVE TO RESCUE.
we'll take you in/' said Betty, with
n patronizing air that was quite new to
her. "because you have bnen so kind,
f am: have crot us all the bottcrhs to decorate
with. But you mustn't tell any,
' . body. Cwrire. Mr de V aux and I want i
"V HIV Wll.'w ........
j ^ ]t was (j?*or?e Ivnox for whom she
opened t'.e door of tbo now barn, that
marvelous .structure of Mr. Sprague's.
an outgrowth of fancy farming; on large
There it stood. like a palace of agriculture.
painted pure white, with lattic^
oil windows of emerald-green, and an
r airy observatory at the top, surmounted
^ by a gilded weather-vane.
Tiie barn had just been iinished that
summer, but the crops were all in and
half threshed when Betty made up her
mind to have a harvest-home. There
* - xl_ .
was plenty or room ior uanemg m me
wide area between the mows, when, the
farming imph ments and machinery
f* were moved out of the way.
"Walk in. Mr. Knox." said Clarence
de Vaux. wit's the air of one to the manner
born. "Miss Betty and I have been
* doins: the decorative inside/'
George winced at the constant asso^
ciationr of his name with Betty's, and
||k_ looked jealously at the girl's fair face,
jte^H^vhich had never seemed farther from
R never care for me," George
v. with a desperate look at
:uids and homely clothes,
>y contrast with the dainty
into the^barn marvelling,
curbed to him that he had
Affile beauty of that inh
he had loaned his team
whole day cutting boughs
;g tlowers for Betty at tier
comuKiiiu, without even knowing what
she was going to do with them.
.' Doesn't it look pretty?"' Betty demanded.
as they stood inside of the
barn, and she took a few giddy turns
with De Vaux over the well-waxed floor.
, "This is Mr. de Vaux's doing. He is
quite an artist, 1 assure you."
"Ah, now, .Miss Betty!" cried De
Vaux. pulling his mustache. "Spare
_ my biushesl*'
r<" " ? '"It looks beautiful," George said
And for a moment his honest eyes
cluinn w?tri lil(irunr(>.
The scene was a vcry pretty one. All
around the walls ?vere arranged impromptu
seats; the walls were hung
with green boughs and autumn leaves,
with fruit and grain, and farm implements
gaily decked with ribbons.
Chinese hint rns depended from the
rafters, and a chandelier, made of laths
clewrly naik-d together, supported a
hundred wax candles.
-You wiir have to be careful about
*" tire/* suggested George mildly. "With
rail that hay in the mows, the least
spark would make a blaze in a minute."
"There wrn't be any danger, I
guess," Betty said carelessly. "Would
- YOU i:KW to ? ) lljj !;? uie UUJJU1U, vjwi
There's a lovely vi"\v from there, "ion
can S'.'e Ranko's hill and the mill-pond
quite plainly. Won't you come up, Mr.
-No. I thank you *' De Yaux said
r lazily. -I am too tired for stairs. If
Miss Butty, I'll wait
for you below.r" ^
A look of pique came over Betty's
face, but she managed to hide it, and
went on up the staircase with George.
There wa* a lovely view up there: but
lie luut no eyes lor it. tie uaa Deen
longing so for a moment with her alone
that he pressed close to her side, and
_ ^ looked down into the witching face that
had broken his peace for ever.
-Betty," he said, in a voice that
- trembled from very love, "what is the
matter with yon lately? Yon are not the
rsanit; to my as you used to be."
' Why. nothing!'* she answered in
feigned surprise. "You're full of notions.
-No. I am not."' he said decidedly.
"I know when you are kind to me and
\ _ when you arc not. Betty, yon know
rtiuit I love you with my wnoie soul i
have never asked you to be my wife,
just because your father is a rich man,
and I am only a young farmer who has
x his way to make. But if I thought you
| could care for me a little Oh, Betty,
do you think you could?"
; He had seized her hand, and was
looking wistfully into her fair face,
? with a great hunger on his lips to taste
L zL the s\veelm\ss of that tempting month so
IT., wos m fino fnllnw onrl Rr>f+v Vt?<vw
Pit. He had never looked nobler than
he did at that moment; but DeVaux
was a gentleman with invisible means
of support: his hands were white, and
he could dance the lawn tennis quad *I
am sorry, 'George," she said hastily.
"I am very fond of you, but I?I
don't thin'; I could care for you in that
lie dropped her hand instantly, and a
strange whiteness came over his bronze
-Is it this De Vaux?" he asked huskily.
"Are you engaged to him?" :"
??\ A ' IVltK O TT* o i*m
ouui 4>vu v ttitu ??? uu xau-O-J.}
"1 am not exactly engaged to him, but
"I understand. Shall we so down
They came down in silence, and
found Clarence de Yaux smoking a
' You ought not to light that in here/'
goij (_x'J orgo sternly. v "You'd better
rthrow it away."'
-Sir!" said Clarence, giving him a
prolonged stare. "I smoke where I
"Then you had better choose such
places as can not be jeopardised by your
folly," said George curtly. "Betty, I
wouldn't let him smoke in here."
"I don't see any harm" in Mr. de
Vaux's lighting a cigarette if he wishes,"
she said with a resentful flash oC
her dark eyes. "You must not allow 1
your personal feelings to provoke you to j
rudeness, Mr. Knox.
' I had no intention of being rude, ' i
George said quickly. "But I warn yoa
that if yon are not careful to-night this
barn will be in ashes to-morrow."
"You are a prophet of evil,'' suid
Betty carelessly. "If you arc ready, Mr.
de Vaux, we will go in. Are you going,
George? Weli, good-bye. "I suppose we
shall see you to-night?"
"I hardly think-so," George answered.
And. lifting his -hat, he left them to
walk back to the house together."
The evening brought with it a tine
September moon, mellow and fulL The
ladies and gentlemen were all in costume,
and Betty's dress was wonderfully
becoming. " . " * > - *' ~
"You look like a poem incarnate,"
whispered Clarence de Yaux, as they
glided over the floor together. "Won't
vou give me a few moments in the cupola
when this is over? The moon is perfect,
and the landscape is divine tonight"
"Oh, dear!" cried Betty, as a breeze
swept through her curls and drifted
them backward. "How cool it is up
here! I wish"I'd brought my shawL"
'Shall I get it for you?'' DeVauxsaid,
devotedly. ' '
"If you will be so kind. It is a white
cashmere, hanging on a peg by the
He started down again with alacrity.
The band was playing a -merry tune as
he made his way to where Betty's wrap
It was just slightly above his reach;
but he jumped for it, and succeeded in
bringing it down?only something'else
came with it.
A Chinese lantern hanging near was
caught in the fringe of the shawl, and
flitted off the wire, falling over the
beam right into the midst of the haymow.
In an instant the plaoe was1 in flames.
Like magic a conflagration seemed to
be conjured up, roaring around the
hu'-e rafters and breathing forth a
choking mass of smoke.
There was one wild scream. The
mus^ic ceased with a crash, and every
individual rushed towards the one door,
Clarence de Vaux among them. They
had but one thought?to escape from
the burning structure.
Betty, alone up in the cupola, was all
unconscious of her danger until the
smell of smoke sent her to the staircase.
A few steps down, and she was confronted
by the fire, which shut off her
With a wild cry for help, she ran upstairs
again, and'clambered out on the
roof. But there was no helD for her
there. The barn was gabled, and its
slanting roof made it impossible to take
a step without immediate danger.
They saw her below, and a shout of
agonised helplessness went up to meet
her cries of terror.
Down on her knees Betty dropped.
"Oh. God. helD me!1' she oraved;
And then she heard a voice that had:,
always carried comfort and security to
her heart - * &
"This way, Betty," George Knox
And then his strong arms threw
about her a heavy horse-blanket, whose
wet folds protected her from the flames
while he bore her through their midst
down the fiery stairway and out in the
! cool night, where she was safe once
Betty never knew how they made that
perilous escape, for when she came to
herself, they told her George could not
He was horribly burned?poor fellow!
?and raving wildly.
Clarence de Vaux had vanished.
Public opinion, condemning him for his
base desertion of Betty in the hour of
mortal peril, had branded him a coward,
and he had left town in a hurry.
It was some weeks before George
Knox again opened his eyes consciously
on i he "world, and saw Betty wringing
out the soft linen cloths that "had cooled
his burns and slowly tempered the ragI
in<-r fpvpr in his
*'BettyP' he whispered.- "Are. you
safe?!' * j_?"Yes,
dear,11" she answered with a
smile whose gladness George felt in
every part of his being. "Yon saved
me. ><ot a hair of my-head was hurt."
"Thank Heaven!'' he said softly. "I
tried to spare yon. Betty. I loved you
"I know you did,'1 she said kneeling
down at his side and taking one of his
i?v>r h:inds in hers: "and I
ioved you too, George, though I was not
quite sure of it But I am now," she
added tenderly, "and, George dear, if
you will take me now, I will marry you
whenever you like.*'
"Oh, Betty!" he cried. "My darling,
arc you sure?"
She bent over him with a look which
there was no mistaking, and then
George felt the lips he had coveted
pressed to his own" in a fond willing
"Yes, dear," she..answered. "I am
quite sure." f ?* jl.i Ul
Mr. Sprague's barn was in ashes, but
people said- he was .a rich man and'
could stand it
r;e was very fond of George Knox, to
whom he looked for the practical realisation
of all his own .-brilliant schemes
t4?UV& nu^u. UV v?M>
it was the "barn fire,"' as it was known
afterwards, which gave him his son-inlaw,
he said it had paid.
Greely and Melville.
Lieut. Greely is a tall, slender, not robust-looking
gentleman, whbse 'eyeglasses
and long Dundrearyish whiskers
and nonchalant manner give little indication
of the resources and -pluck.
?' 1-- L * to
WIl;WI LU5 wm sijwuu iuojjuw. UI,U
the last man in the world one would
have selected, judging from-his physique
and temperament, to go into the frozen
regions of the north. These wiry, nervous
organizations often develop more
power of endurance than more robust
and sturdy men. Engineer Melville is
the very opposite in every respect of
Lieut Grcelv. He is sturdy, broadshouldered,
long-haired, rough-and-ready, and
looks as if he would not be happy or
flourish anywhere else than in the polar
regions, to which he is so anxious to return.?New
George Lester, the minstrel manager,
who has recently employed John L.
; Sullivan, lined that gentleman $888 for
j getting drunk. He says: /"He kept pret
j ty sooer until last weeK, woen ne was
! drunk four times. Just imagine Ajai
j drunk and trying to defy the lightning.
I wouldn't have said this about hiax if
j ha hadn't be^un talking me."
THE BANISHED BANG. '
History of a Fashion?Its Popularity and
How It Originated.
It is frequently noticed as a cnrioM
fact that a monument in ..ruins or a
custom in decadence is apt to attract
more attention than when both were in
their prime. There is something about
a ruin' which attracts" 'the moralist as
there is that in a practice falling into
desuetude which draws the student of
life and history, and both arc more
carefully noticed when it is certain that
both are rapidly- passing away than
either would-have been uad ft- given
promise of long continuance. In accordance
with this well-known fact the
female bang is now exciting the interest
and enlisting the services of social
philosophers. Xbe Dang nas oeen long
with us, and now that it is gradually
vanished up the forehead of the fair, ana
being lost in the luxuriance of "tophair,
it is acquiring an interest which,
in its palmiest days, it never possessed-.
It is true that this interest is mainly
of an antiquarian character. Men are
perfectly willing to" see it depart, and,
in fact, some excellent persons have
been known to express the hope that it
would go soon, in order that they might
once more see the whole of a woman's
face. But now that it is going, public
curiosity is beginning to be much
aroused" in ascertaining a reason why
it ever came. So far as can be seen, it
was neither useful 'nor ornamental; it
did not keep off the sun, and did con
ceal a most expressive portion of the
countenance.? It was troublesome of
arrangement^ constant source of anxiety
when arranged, injurious to the eyes,
trying; on the temper, and when of any
considerable proportions gave its wearer
the half-scared expression of a rabbit
peeping out of a brush-heap. Some
writers on the subject are inclined to
assign it a Turkish origin, being under
the impression that it was a sort of substitute
for a veil, but this is sufficiently
negatived by the fact that it io found
Upon the front of. her who is the .'best
able to take her own part in any kind qf
controversy, ana so, m aespair, must, <n
the theorists have fallen back upon the
notion that it was a "freak;" an illustration
of the fact that the will of woman
is not to be hampered by any dictate
of judgment nor her costume by
any canon of good taste or common
sense. ? r ,< .
While this theory certainly has points
in its favor, there is a fatal objection.
It is not scientific. In the light of science
nothing exists without an antecedent
and a cause, and to suppose that a bang
sprang into being without either pattern
or motive is U> suppose a piece of
scientific nonsense. So ther? must have
been something from which it was
eled, as well as an excuse for its. inven^
lion,' xor even ;i uiuu?uuaivy 10 oviuuui
without ja. predecessor and reason .for
existence. At the first glance, an effort
at classification of-bangs appears impossible,
for a grouping of objects of
the same class implies properties in common,
and a scientific*-examination of
bangs discloses the fact that although
the ignorant may consider them as all
equally odious to good taste,' the trained
observer will see so many and feo wide
differences in length, in glossiness, and
iq disposit;UM3L.to get put .to lixihat every
-particular bang.evem* as "one star differs
from another star in glory.1' Taking,
howevefi'arrangement as a basis of
differentiation, b^ngs will divide themselves
into three classes; the frizzly
bang; the curly bang, and the saucer
bang. . : ?
A caremi Historical cuase 01 uie oang
through many countries finally locates
the frizzly bang as a .native of Africa,
the ladies of that continent having advantages
for producing this style of
hirsute ornament which their sisters
further north never possessed. Established
as a fashion in Africa, it lost no
time in Dassinsr over to Asia, the Afri
can slaves assisting in its transit. But
the capillary attractions of Asiatic ladies
were by no means suited to HselAfrican
style, and ...all efforts at frizzing their
hair proving ."failures, the curly bang
was evolved as the nearest approach to
the African style.: Thus did the^ bang
traverse thousands'miles,. and so
adapt itself to circumstances that some
its;Asiatic' origin. Exactly when - the
bang came inJo Europe is matter of
doubt, some placing its advent in the,
latter days 01 the Rojn^n- empire, while
others-insist that it was brought back
from the cast by the., crusaders; but
wfieneverit can;e, it found that the
front hair of European ladies was aa
intractable as their tender, and so, the
hair-dressers being unable either to. curl
or to"frizzle;' ttiq saaecr ban?,''stiff,
8tfa5^ht,''soaped/""and p^asterecf down,
as hideous as a nightmare, was finally
evolved..-This being settled; there rewoiinc
tKn rtrvn/>lnflinor innilirV.
til tUUJ V*4 M bliv N. %tvw "*"1 J T
whence eartie^'th^Tiret'^of?' "T&e most
formidable oi the animaf kingdom is
the much drg^ed gorilla. Xhis beast,
among othet'attraction^ carries" a head
of Short, bristly-hair, - -and one* of; the
animal's preparations for battle is to
pass the paw rapidly down the crown
of the hemd to the eyes, thus bringing
the front Ji^^t&ight out. and T7gi$ng
an aspect^^^ppity that never fails- to
in^irfe'tto^tfaiadstterror.. So well;uhderetood
is th& gesture that amcng the
gorilla's.fellQW-^cOTat^i^n it is'tbe signal
for an instantaneous and headlong;
scamper from ^"spotf ^nd.' "as- tSe. "female
gorilla. ^'defence ot^heE young is
even worse Uh*n the mate,:certain- 'African
dialects hay#-an; expression, 41a -female
gorilla with hfer. hair down,'-1
to indicate-"the extremity of ferocious
bearing. In time it came to pass that
when African ladies were abused by
their hn^fcvnds they adopted- 4he same
gesture^ and, so far as the hair was
concerned, ariththe-saaaairesalt Then,
certain wives,to indicate;their readiness
for battiest all seasons, took to wearing
theiriair d^awn oyer their foreheads,
afiti tife tasSlon * rapidly spread
to young ladies, who wore their hair in
this style as insinuating .their* resolve
nox'o-r ?r> enl>mif. tn matrimonial tvran
ny. The idea . spread,- and the bang
flourished alike in African deserts, on
the. basks of the Ganges; of the Thames,
and of the Mississippi. Thus does scientific
research shed lighten social topics,
and even the monstrosities of female
costume are shown to have their origin
in intelligent action; for nothing is
more reasonable than that, as one animal
taught man how to build his house
and another how to catch .his dinner,
his Wife.-from a third should learn how
to dress her 'hair.?Boston Times.
An old .man in Stojighiori, Mass., descriWd
as "stajwart,- robust* and .-vigorous,"
-has; .bathed' every; morning-for
years in a cold spring hear* his * hous&
The baths were not ofnitted .recently
when the therfnometer' ' was 18' below
zero. He says'the' custom cured" hini * oi
catarrh, and is thepanaeeaior. all ills.
Miniature silver barrels, filled, with the
best Minneapolis 13'otir, are the gifta
I which the Danish people of the northwest
sent to their friends in Europe.
The San Francisco Call, in answer to
a correspondent who wants to know the
true history of Death valley, gives the
Death -valley owes its ns me partially
to its frightfully desolate character, being
for the most part destitute of "everything
necessary to support life, artid
partly to the .number of persons and
animals that perished there. The vallej
is 100 miles-"T6ng by twenty wide,
though only about forty miles in length
and eight or ten in width is embraced
within Inyo county. In 1852 a large
party of immigrants perished from
thirst within its limits. Its level is
from-100 to 400 feet below that of the
sea, giving it a greater depression than
the Caspian and nearly as great as that
of the Dead sea. It is, -says Cronise,
probably the bed of a former lake, the
waters of whieh were strongly charged
with sajt and soda. For forty-five miles
in length and fifteen in width along its
-center it is a salt marsh, in which the
Aw>-iT*rr/?-7o /nr riv?>r sinks, find
\V. / T (
whore a thin layer of soil cover? an tinknown
depth of soft mr.il. For miles
there is no water fit to drink, and, although
springs are numerous, they are
intensely alkaline. Saline efflorescence
<md mineral incrustations cover a great
portion of the surface, which, except
within the limits of the marsh, is composed
of an ashlike earth, mixed with a
tenacious clay, sand, and alkali, so soft
that a man can not travel over it in the
winter time without difficulty, and for
- - >- J* : ui?
animais it is emueiv .it ,ui ?
season. In spots where there is l"ss
moisture the surface is so porous that
a horse sinks into it luilf-wav to his
knees, rendering travel slow and laborious.
Water can be obtained by digging
down a few feet, but it is so saline and
bitter that it can be used by neither
man nor beast. With the exception of
a few clumps of worthless shrubs the
plain is destitute of the slightest traces
of vegetation, nor are any signs of life
to be seen upon it, except a small black
gnat, which in summer swarms in
myriads, entering the eyes, nose, and
cars of the traveler, and persecuting
U.-i rr C*ino
UlILL ? i LII IU5 |/Xjv;uil44.t ijr lUiUUiii^ cwii^.
The heat is fearful during the summer.
An exploring party in 1865 found the
temperature in January?the coolest
month in the year?as high as 90 degrees
Fahrenheit. When there is no
Breeze through the long canyon the air
becomes so dense that respiration is
painful and difficult ' During the spring
terrible gales of wind fill the air with
salt, gravel, and sand, in clouds as
black as coal smoke. '1 he whole surface
of the valley, except the marsh in
the center, is scarred in all directions
with deep grooves, which appear to
l?ave been made by freshets caused by
heavy storms and the bursting of waterspouts.
AltogelhwoLis as dismal aod
dreary a place as can be imagined.
Conditions of Success in Life.
In a recent address before the Georgia
State Medical Association. Dr. Searcy
stated that the physiological conditions
of success in life depend mainly upon a
vigorous, healthy action of the brain
and nervous system. It follows, therefore,
that the structural integrity and
functional capacity of the brain are matters
of the deepest importance, and their
. preservation and improvement are of
vital moment The author believes that
much would be accomplished, could we
discover the ways in which the brain
capacity is increased and lowered. The
problem is a most delicate one, for np
to a certain point the receptivity of the
4c /lir/.rtf-K- mvMiArfinnn 1 tn
strain already brought to bear upon its
capacities. An even balance between
the brain functions is an essential element.
The superior man must have the
ability, not only to comprehend, but, in
an equal degree, to discriminate; he
must be able to select for a purpose.
Besides the ability to learn, a man, to
be successful, needs the power to verify
his learning, to deduce his own conclusions.
and to execute his purposes with
- 'A simply cmdite man is not necessarily
successful. On the contrary, he
is ofteq. rfcct failure, for
to the addition
of c-dncaticm'to -such iiatural gifts
that b^ngs.-dwtinction. ItdsVaot an exag^i?s^^io.^,^.tbat
e^^em^i^^jd;uoccasi<Hi to envy his
IfflSterd ihe possession of
would lava- gi verbis own attainments
a greater -avrnLoSHify. Nature apparently
requires-a certain amount-of the
, concrete., to maintain a mental equipose.
The man who can learn, reason, and
execute with equal facility possesses the
"elements of success, even though his
qualities be of but an inferior order;
I while one,who has any of these faculties.
^P^bimany^deyeloped at :^xjxpsnse of
. ^the.otheis will always be ?nppiea Dy tne
absence of the essential features of a
successful life.?Scientific Ayzerican.
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A Sweet Smuggling Dodge.
i ZSm . . ' - " - <ai' *
Sir John A. Macdonnld, theCanadian
statesman,.was the teller of a clever
girl's trick. On-his arrival herefrom
Europe, a few days ago, he talked about
international laws and usages, and the
collection of customs along the Canada
border was mentioned. , A visitor remarked
that he then had on a fur overcoat
that had-come from Montreal withouipaying^duty^i
? | ? |
'^The.funniest case of smuggling I
ever heard of, "-said; Sir. John,-41was the
. business venture?and "a successful one
for a time?of a remarkably bright and
1 TJor WDfhA/1
COEQKIJf youug nviuaik jjn-i juvuv- ...?
to load a lot of valuable, compact goods
under the seat and robes of a sleigh, in
which she and a man would seat themselves
in the guise of mere pleasure
riders, and then the disguised load
would be run right through a town
where a customs officer was stationed.
He would stop the sleigh for the usual
:?.* rru^. ywvtitO/i tVimT
eXUmilliVLIUU. JLUC wuyiv, VUVM
anxiety under a merry, careless manner,
would object good-humoredly to the
delay on the score of the cold weather.
:Do you think I am a smuggler?' the
girl would laughingly exclaim. Then,
with a shiver of her form, a chatter of
her white teeth, and a pretty leaning of
h'erself'snuglv against her companion,
she wouldjufd: * 'A smuggler, indeed!
. -InJthis weather Td rather be a snug'
TKn -J/vb-o or>rl tViA inlrpr rarried a
glCA* ? Ailv JV'fcv ?
; cargo safely along unexamined a dozen
| times at as" many points, for who could
' disturb the pretty creature; but at length
she undertook to go over the same route
; twice and got caught"?Cor. Chicago
The 10-year-old Emperor of China ia
I jflh l?' I 1 Ml I AV4 M I1MVI
It is Promised a More Popular Season
/ _ This Winter Than Ever.
This winter the interesting game of
progressive euchre promises to be more
popular than ever, and hundreds of parties
are organizing to play in many
partsx>t tho country. Its fascination is
independent of that which, to some persons,
"belongs to ordinary euchre, and
consists in the briskness and range of the
! competition, as well as in the merriI
meat-and physical activity which it in'
variably provokes. In order to give a
just,idea of the game let us describe a
particular instance in which it uas
playejl with success, not bccause this instance
is in any respect remarkable, but
because being a fair average one, it will
represent 'many others. The host or
hostess, then, standing in tne cirawingrooni
in the presence of, say twelve,, sixteen
or twenty ladies and gentlemen
who-have been invited for the evening,
holdo in one hand a number of pieccs of
past'/t>oard to be drawn successively".by
the Indies, and m the*other hand a similar
'nnmliw tn hp drawn hv the
men. Supj>ose the number of players is
sixteen, or four at each one of the four
small tables, which have been placed
diagonally across the room, and on
' cach of which has been laid a card representing.one
of four geometrical figures,say
a square, a circle, :i parallelogram,
or an octagon. Each of these
cards has two duplicates, which, after
being cut in two, are hold for distribution
in the hands of the host or hostess.
The ladies proceed to select each a piece
. from, eight pieces held out to them, t he
gentlemen select in like manner from
another eight held out to them, and the
fun begins by their attempting to match
the pieces so selected. A gentleman,
for instance, who has drawn half a
square, goes abound to find the lady
wily uus ura.wu.a- suuuoi ?uu
f?ot- when found, becomes his partner
:!iat particular table'on which lies a
-irer In like manner, ~ two other
:a vers are selected for the same table,
aiakiiig the usual .euchre party of four.
The table on which lies a circle obtains
its sitters:in a similar way, as do also
the tables on which are lying respectively
the parallelogram and the octagon.
| The table nearest the front dool-is. said
to-be At the head of the row, and the
corresponding one at the other end of
the ropm is said to be at the loot. The
players being thus seated four at a
table..one of those at the head table
strikes a bell, and the game begins.
Everybody plays as fast as she or
he can, and the excitement is great until
the sound of the bell announces that
a couple at the head table have finished
tlieir game, lmmeaiaceiy an mo ouier
players stop playing, and the winners
at each table change places and take
the tablejieyt above them, the ultimate
oojecTbemg to ^ et at the head" table.
The losing couple at the head table go
down to tne foot, and at every table the
partners change, so that your partner
in the previous round becomes your enemy
in the/round now beginning.
The delightful haste and confusion
caused by this sudden change and energetic
effort to advance are accompanied
By much laughter, and the spirit of
competition"is soon in fall swing. The
couple at the head who have won a
game take from a small box containing
wafers in the shape of red stars, one of
the stars and stick it to their card to indicate
the fact of their triumph. The
more stars any player has on his card
the more success he has won. Jtfut the
couple who lose at the lowest table of
all are compelled to indicate their disgrace
by affixing to their card hall of a
little red paper seal like that adjoining
signatures in legal documents. The
more of these wafers or seals any couple
has the greater is their ill-repute.
The game continues in this way until
the time previously chosen by the host
or hostess had expired. This time is
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usuany two nours or iwo nouis auu it
half, when the final reckoning is taken
and the prizes awarded. To the lady
and gentleman who have won the most
points a prize apiece h awarded, and
this may be of any description *. . cost,
although good taste socms to dictate.
that its pecuniary value be not large?.
To the .lady and gentleman, on the
other hand, who have lost the most
while sitting at the lowest table, and on
whose card therefore, is the greatest
^ number of half-seals, a mock prize
[apiece is awarded, consisting, say, of a
cheap doll fantastically dressed, or other
|ludricous exponent of unsuccessful effort.
^The presentation of these prizes is often
accompanied by humorous speeches, in
which the real or affected merits of the
successful or unsuccessful prayers are
dilated upon in serio-comic fashion; and
when the persons selected to make the
speeches of presentation is apt for the
fjtsk. thr> merriment often becomes hila
rious. Supper is thea served, and dancing
may follow, or the game may be renewed.
Most young people, however,
prefer to close the evening with some
To any person who has never played
progressive euchre, the pitch of excitement
to which ov<->n our grandmother
and grandfather.-, often succeed in elevating
themselves would-be almost past
"belief, but everybody at all familiar with
this festive game knows that the physical-activity
and the buoyancy of spirit
created by its requirements are uncqunled
even by blind-man's-bluff. The intellectual
conditions under which progressive
euchre attains its happiest consummation
are of a high order also.
Euchre, like checkers, is an intellectual
game if played in the right way. It is a
mietftVft tn crmnnsp that whist or cheSS
has a monopoly of the intellectual element
There is as much difference in
the methods of players of ordinary
euchre as in those of the players of ordinary
checkers: and when, to the usual
conditions, those active and jovial ones
.of progressive euchre are_ added, the
pleasure is immense. ? tlarper's jsazaar.
The general principles of a lock found
among the ruins of the great temple at
Karnack, and which was in use more
than forty centuries ago. has served for
the foundation for most of the inventions
of recent times. The locksmiths
of China, we are told, had, centuries
before the birth of Christ, perfected a
lock out of which a sharp bamboo thorn
would dart and strike the hand of any
one wrongfully tampering with it. The
fl\AVn Tt'O Q cfiVAnOrl
CLIU VI UliO 1/A1UWV kuvxu H4W
in a poisonous decoction, and should tire
luckless thief escape death he would be
marked for life. But this story is hardly
entitled to full belief, for the reason,
as the Chinese themselves claim, that as
gunpowder was manufactured by them
at the time a Celestial sate-Diower couici
easily render the thorn lock harmless by
the aid of a few grains of powder.
The Chinese minister at Washington
is Mr. Isas, Jr., though he is considerably
over 60. His wife is only 29. The
only English sentences the minister can
ube sue jlluv* uu ^vu \x\jy uwu-vj,
and "Champagne is good." Some
members of the legation are careful buyers
of fine <rems.
Emperor William's First Lore.
The second volume of Mr. Treitsebke's
"German History.*' which has just appeared,
contains an interesting episode
in the life of William L
The most beautiful an*! accomplished
of all the young ladies of Frederick
William Ill's court was the Princess
RadziwilL Prince William was passionately
in love with her, and, although it
[ -migm; nave oeen nujuugeu u. syjcuum
| match had the parties been born in a
cabin, objections were raised against it
by the royal family 011 account of inequality
Notwithstanding the fact that the
Radziwills was one of the oldest and
wealthiest of the noble families of Prussia,
and that in the days of Frederick
the Great a Hohenzollern had married a
Radziwill, the law in relation to royal
marriages had undergone a change
<? - 1 -? - ,
sinpe his time, it navmg Decomt: me
rule that only the daughters of reigning
houses and those of former sovereigns
shonld-be considered equal-born with
the sons* of eroperorsand kings.? For
five long years every effort was made by
the relatives of both-sides to meet the
objections raised against Prince William's
happiness. At the request of
Prince Radziwill, the celebrated attorni'v
Eifthhorn wrote a lesrai opinion in
which the equality of birth was made
plain, but his opinion was opposed by
many eminent legal authorities on the
The proposition was considered that
Prince August of Prussia might adopt
the Princess Radziwill as his daughter,
but live oi tne ministers rcpueu xiuu n
was their* duty to declare that such
adoption did not change the biood.
In the. meantime, Frederick William
III/s third sou, Prince Karl, had married
a princess of YViemar, and the
grand ducal court of Saxony now made
it known that if Prince William persisted
in his intention the children-; of
Prince Karl would insist upon their
prerogative of royal succession. Affai-rs
were assuming a serious aspect for the
royal lovers, since a dispute in the succession
might, involve the permanency
of the Hohenzollern dynasty. At the
urgent and repeated entreaties, of his
counselors, Frederick William III. reluctantly
consented to . use his kingly
authority in the matter. This was in
1826, when the present emperor was
about 29 years of. age. In a letter filled
with fatherly and tender sentiment the
king represented to his son that inasmuch
as every reasonable effort had
been made, and made in vain, it become
his painful duty to ask him to sacriiice
his noble sentiment of regard for
the young princess to the interests of
the royal house of Hohenzollern.
Upon the receipt of this letter Prince
William was profoundly affected, but, as
a dutiful son, when he had sufficiently'
recovered from the shock, he iufopaed
liisiji&oF-that he was ready tQ.-eomply
with his request
"What is the Right Thing To Do?
The idea of marriage as the object of
life?an end for which girls are to be
trained?appears often to be the very
stumbling-block in the way. If they are
allowed to grow up thinking of marriage
only as a possibility, as an incident
in their lives which may or may
? ?"?-r-vV-?^V> T-rri 1 7 fVl/kl' V?/-> Kflffrtl* 'rVtV>_
LLUl ??iJI LI l\sj li\JL *> V WV/H.V4 Jk/*
pared for whatever fortune lias in store
for them? Freed from' that anxiety
about their future which characterizes
many young women now unconsciously
influenced by the popular idea that marriage
is the only suitable destiny of woman,
there would seem to be' a chauce
that they might be trained to be happy,
whether they were married or single.
While acknowledging that a well-assorted
marriage is without doubt the
truest and best life for both man and
woman, can it be denied that an unhappy
union is the greatest of sorrows
in a woman's life, to say nothing of the
train of evils which it brings upon
others! If this idea that marriage is the
great object?the necessity of woman's
life?could be removed, there would certainly
be more suitable and fortunate
unions and fewer of the hasty, ill-considered,
unwise ones. So long as two
people who know little of each other's
t.ief/?^ tmil 11 *i Ki f c ot*/1
I UUrtLilUlVJl, 141CIV.O iinvi li.uyiic, UIIM
nothing of each other's antecedents will
rashly join themselves for life after an
acquaintance of a few weeks, so long
must we look for the horrors of the
newspapers, the scandals of the divorce
courts and the life-long' martyrdom of
those who bear the ills that they cannot
fly from. If girls did not learn from
those about them, from much of their
reading, from the very atmosphere of
society that they were expected to marry
somebody. they would hardly deem it
possible to take such a risk as that of
marriage without due consideration.
They would wait for the certainty that
it was the right thing to do, and that the
right persons for them had appeared.
Let them feel that the end and aim of
their lives is to be lit to be women and
to fill their nlaccs as such in the world
that so much needs both good women
and good men. and there-is no fear that
they will not be quite'equal to the situation,
if they lind it best for their happiness
to marry.?Henrietta Davis, in
A Lawyer Baffled.
Jim Mc Snifter was being, tried in
San Antonio for trying to brine a colored
witness, Sam Johnsing, to testify
"You say this defendant offered you
a bribe of $50 to testify in his; behalf?"
said Lawyer Gouge to Sam Johnsing.
"Xow repeat precisely what he said,
using his own words."
"He said he would git me $50 if I?"
"He can't have used those words.
He didn't speak as a third person."
"No, sah: he tuck good keer dat dar
was no third puSson present Dar was
only us two. Defendant am too smart
to hab anybody listenin'when he am
talking about his own reskelity."
"I know that well enough", but he
spoke to vou in the first person, didn't
"I was de fust pusson, myself."
"You don't understand" me. When
he was talking to you did he use the
words, 4I will pay you $50?'"
"No, boss; he dicln't say nuffin about
you pay in' me $50. Your name wasn't
? i-!-?' /"Inf U/\ +/\1a W> A
LL1ULIllUJ-1 WTU, UCpuii u.iiL LVIC JLUC \ix
eber I srot inter a scrape dat you "was de
best lawyer in San Anlone to fool (Is
judge and jury."
"You can stop down."?Texas Si/tings.
Said Judge Isoonan, of San Antonio,
to a convicted malefactor: "It has been
proved that you burglarized a house,
stole a ham. and forged another man's
name to a note.'' "Slaybe so/' "You
have also been sailing under the false
names Smith, McMullen, Goodrich, and
Perkins while you were committing your
crime." "Well, judge, you didn't expect
me to allow my own honest name j
to be mentioned "in connection with
such villainies and dragged through the
Many infants talk at a surprisingly
early age. Instances have been known
of babies yet in their swaddling-clothes
who would discourse on all manner of
topics. To be sure, the drift of their reA
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UiaiA.5> ilitu IU UU lilLUipiCLVViV UJ ?*
mother, but no one would dare say that
baby didn't talk.
I "myself heard a vear-old child say a
great many things the other day. I was
calling on a friend whose son was
just a year old.
'^Can he talk any vet?''
"Talk!" exclaimed the fond mother,
with an iniured look. "I should think
so! He can just say . everything, can't
yon, ducksy daddie?"
"Boo, boo, bwe, ye, ya!" screeched
baby, growing black in' the face with
the effort. ' .
"Hear him!" cried the proud mother.
"He said, 'I guess I can talk!' "
This information surprised me a little,
but I discreetly held my peace.
"Now-tell the gentleman your name,"
said ba^bvrs mamiffit, coaxfnglv.
"Boo, boo. da, da, boo!
"Charles Edward Jones, just as plain
as anybody could say.it, you little
sweet!1' cried the triumphant mother.
My surprise increased.
"Now tell mamma whom you like best
in all the world."
"Boo, boo, bwe, da. da!"
"Rnwcnnninor!" T ovolnim "Tin
means 'papa,1 don't it?"
"Mercy, no! Didn't you hear the litttle
blessing say that he liked the gentleman
best. He meant you."
I am flattered, of course, and amazed
at mv own stupidity. I thought I was
familiar with the "king's English," but
the English of this little king is new tc
"Now, say 'Sing a song o' sixpence'
for the gentleman.''
"Yee, yee, boo, baa, bo,'' sputters
"O. no. dearv!" savs mamma, renrov
ingly. "That was 'Little Bo Peep." Xow
say the other.*'
"Zee, zee, boo, baa, be!"
"That's it, that's it! You blessed old
"boy! I knew you could say it! And to
think that the gentleman asked if you
could talk any yet! I guess he won't ask
I guess not, too. Either that baby or I
cannot speak the English language in
its purity, and I am adverse to' displaying
my possible ignorance.?Philadelphia
Not Used to it.
A well-known real estate dealer of Detroit
has for several ye:irs driven a slabsided
old horse before one of the worstlooking
buggies on wheels. The harness
is never greased, tiic vehicle never
waished, and the iong-haircd equine
hasn't Becnjtickled with a curry-comb
for years. T!nM>thcr day some friends
of the agent dcculfcyj on an improvement
The rig wasfa-k.cn from in front
of his office to a livery stable, where the
horse was brushed, the iiarftie^j- bjaekened,
and the buggy washed and oiled.
Tt w.os then returned without the owner
being any the wiser. Along towards
night he came out of his ofhee, started
for the horse,stopped and looked around,
and presently ea?lcd a policcman -across
the street and asked:
"Do you know mv rig?''
"T)irl vnn sap nnrnnp drhv nff with
"No. This looks like your horse: He's
been here for two hours."
"I declare, but this is my Tom,
though I don't remember the briery."
"Why, sir, it. looks as if somebody had
been cleaning the whole thing up for
you," observed the officer.
"So it does, but I don't thank 'em for
it I wish people would mind their own
business. When I want my buggy washed
I'll give orders myself."
He untied the horse, climbed in, and
started off, but all of a sudden the ani
trial snooK ms neaa, mace a Dreas lor
the sidewalk, and the buggy brought up
against a hitching-post with the loss of
a?wheel. "Luckily for the a^ent, someone
caught the horse before he could do
"Now, then, somebody has got to pay
for this!" shouted the man, as he climbed
down. "Even-body knows this horse
to be as gentle as" a lamb, and I've had
this buggy fourteen years. A gang of
scoundrels go and meddle with the rig,
and this accident is the consequence!
Til put the detectives on 'em within an
hour, and Til make the whole caboodle
wish they had never been born!"?Detroit
Lamont and Cleveland.
An Albany correspondent writes: In
the interesting sketch of the life of Col.
Daniel S. Lamont, the president's secretary,
published in Harper's Weekly the
rvthpr H.iv. it is rfiporded that Mr. Clevo
land said to his faithful assistant, who
had expressed some doubt about being
able to go to Washington with him:
"Well, Dan, if you don't go I won't
go, and that's all there is about it."
Up here where the circumstances occurred
the tale is told somewhat differently.
It is said that Mr. Lamont had
been aware that strong influences were
being brought to bear on Mr. Cleveland
for the. appointment ot someone eise |
than he as private secretary. He had
put in no plea for the place, and he was
not certain that he could afford to leave
Albany should the governor be elected
president, but he naturally awaited
events with interest. The president has
said since that he never had auy doubt
for an instant as to what Dan's fate was
to be. He had discovered that few men
in politics are possessed of as wide a
knowledge of men and public affairs, or
a shrewder judgment, than the young
journalist, who, if not bis right hand,
was at least seldom far away from that
member. On election day, at the earliest
moment that it was safe to make
the announcement, Mr. Lamont entered
the governor's presence and said:
"Well, governor, you're elected.''
"Well, then you're elected too. Dan,
and we have got to go to Washington
That was how Col. Lamont got his
appointment as secretary to the president.
rnc Philadelphia Times reports an in
terview with an oiU colored woman
(Aunt Mary Smith) who was found in
the third story front rcfom of the tenement
house Xo.308 Lombard street Aunt
Maiy was alone when the reporter entered
by an invitation from a rather
strong voice within. "Did I ever see
George Washington? Laws, yes. Seed
him and waited on him, too. He visited
de house often, and whenever he would
cum he'd say: 'Whar's my good-looking j
little nigral?" And I'd cum in and j
curtsv and sav, 'Here I is. massah;' when j
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Qe WOUHl SKIV. ~?UU Miun ? Itui J. ?ituu?,
don't you?" 'Yes. sir,' I'd say: 'brandy
and water.' Den I'd curtsy again. De
Gcnel didn't think that anybody could
fix him his brandy and water like me;"
and the old woman tossed her aged
head in a proud way and her dull eyes
gleamed with ^.hcwjI lijrhu
WIT AXD. HUMOR.
Punch has a clever little sketch labeled
"It is an ill wind that blows nobody
good.1" representing a number of
cats contemplating muzzled dogs with
unconcealed manifestations of delight .
A Louisville preaebcr^who has no
late night work away from .home, calls
for a tax of $100 on pistols. 'A ; better^
SCneme wouia oe iv r?is? -me jjikjc uj.
whisk}- to $100 a drink.^LonismlleCourier-JournaL
j tersest-" *
"What's the fare on the cable-cars?"
demanded a wild-eyed man at the entrance
to the Brookiyn^bndge. "Three
cents.1' "Gimme a ticket,'' he shouted;
"gimme a ticketvand I'll put an end to.
my miserable ^xistenbe.^?7. Times.
An exchange speahs of the "vitality
of frogs.r We know something rfBOutr
this. We heard a singer twenty yeaTS
ago. He had a fro^,m his throatr: We
heard him n p-:ijq Jast ^jp-pV- The frog
was still allve. ^Iusk:ians- say this- is
not at all unustifci?JPucJa .
. u * - f^L H . .
The importance of systematic giving ~
as a part of worship was urged by Dr. ' /
Park hurst yesterday. "A single dollar,"
he said, 4ipiay look large, tilt
when spread out over a year it is too
thin to lie down upon and pray Tliy
kingdom come."?-V. Y. Mail.
1L Pasteur, who inoculated the four
Newark boys who were bitten by _an
alleged mad dog, pronounces them
cured. As none of the dogs bitten br
the same animal, and since chained up,- <
have gone mad, we suppose it is safe
to pronounce them cured, too.?Norristoicn'Herald.
Do I understand you to say, Mr. X.,
that you cannot' take'^ffils note up2"
-Exactly, sir; exactly." "But what am
I to do with it, then?" "Well; if yon
haven't got a place to keep it in for a
little while, give it to me and 1*11 take
care of it for you and won't charge yon
Poinpano?"I think we had better get
a dinner set of 14*4 pieces." "Mrs. Pompano?"Nonsense.
Too many by far..
f oil oil rrat runrn tlion
A .THU-IA IiW .AiWiV V4AW4* ? VJ
pieces." Pompano-"On. second thought,
my dear, you are right Mary Ann will
make up the 144 pieces in -less than a
Small Brother?"Where did you get
that cake, Annie?" Small * bister?
"Mother gave it to me." Small Brother
?"Ah! she always gives you more than
me." Small Sister?"Nevermind; she's
going to put mustard plasters,on us
when we go to bed to-night,'arid t il ask
her to let you have the biggest."?Hotel
"0, boys, tell me what was I drinking
last night? 0, my head, my headr:.
moaned a commercial traveler in a 2*ew
Jersey town. "Rye and water,1*" replied'one
who had come out of the syi%posium
in better shape than thereof.
"What terrible water they do have ''
here!*1 was all the sufferer could say.?
N. Y. Tidbits.
"There is another cold wave coming," "
remarked Mr. Fangle to.his wife last
night "Where from?1' asked the lady.
/'Irom the Northwest, where they "all
ccme from." "Why do all the eoLcL^
waves come from the., Northwest, mw ??m
p n MBB
Dining with the Minister of Finance,
a remarkably fine carp was placed'bpposite
Talleyrand, but the fish' was 'al- ,
AAI/1 O cnlAriHi/^ "
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said "the financier; "how do you like it?
It came from mv'estate of Tisur-Aisne."
"Did it?" replied Talleyrand, adding
slyly, "but why did you not have it
cooked here?'?Good Cheer. / ,
The patriotism of Brooklyn boys develops
early, and they take a lively interest
in public affairs. This .dialogue .
occurred at the breakfast-table of one jof
our prominent lawyers a day or two
ago: "Is it true, father, that the Dolphin
is a success?" "I believe that is the
decision, my son." _ "Then ^hy don't
we declare war'i11?Brooklyn bagte.
A thief, having been tried and found
guilty on a certain charge, cried out
that great injustice had been done him.
He saw among the jurors a man whose
reputation for honesty had more than
once been questioned. '-That may be
true," calmly replied the judge, "and I
will sentence you only on the opinion of '
the other eleven. I'll give you four
years at hard labor'*'?Detroit Free
"Want your sidewalk cleared off?'" .lie
asked of a citizen of Woodward avenue.
"Just got a man." "Have any b?txlges " -?
on?'' "I believe he has~five or six."
"Then let him keep the job. I'm a.
tramp and hard up but them roller- skating
champions has got to earn a
living somehow, and I'm "not the man to
stana in tbeir way. They are entitled
to public sympathy and assistance."?
JJCLi UCO JL' / C-C- JL / C?>0.
Clerk in a Missouri stare (to customer)?"These
boots are worth $5.''
Customer?"They are not worth that
much.1' "I say they are.*' "I don't
believe it" "Give me85." "I won't."
"But you will." "I will not Who are
you that you can order me around this
way?" "I am Frank James." "Why,
how do you do, Mr. James? Please
wrap up these boots. Five dollars, you
say? Here's your money. Good day." /
Ar/ca?isaw iravcter. . > ^
The Sunday-school teacher was telling * her
class the story of the Good Samaritan
and the lessons which should be
drawn from it. "Now, Johnnie," said
she to one of the boys, "if yon should
have found one of your playmates, whom
you did not liko> as this Good Samarin,
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have done?" "Golly!" replied Johnnie
earnestly, "you can bet your life I'd
climbed on the fence an' hollered
'Goody?goody!' if I'd got a lickin' for
it the next minute.'*?Merchant Traveler.
The other night on an Arkansaw railroad
train a passenger called the conductor
and asked: "Are'we on time?"
"Yes." "Glad.. Are we on the track?"
"I don't know, but Til go forward and
ask." He went awav, and, returning.
said: "I am informed that we left the
track about five miles back. We are
now running on the' county dirt road,
and if we don't meet a vcagon we'll'be
all ri^ht You see that there is a big
bend in the road back here and tve save
lime by taking a shortcut"?Arkansaic
A clerk having invested more or less
money for several months in playing the
game called poiicv, and having failed
to make a single striKe. one aay seizeu
th? owner of the policy-shop by the
throat and denounced liim as a brazen
robber and his game as a swindle.
"Gently, my friend." remonstrated the
other, "all the money which you have -?
blown in here has been taken from your
employer's till. It is not you who has
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said the clerk, after a moment's thought,
"my deep interest in my employer's
financial welfare is tlie very reason that
induces me to pulverize you. I can't
stand by and see him deliberately
swindled".'*?Detroit Free Press* ^ >_