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When th .Sdor Lads In the Navy,
A 14ARD JOB IN BAD WEATHER
Zash Matv. With "is Peet and Legla
Bare, euha HI& Own Clothes and
Gets Them Ready For Inspection.
mmy Legs!" and the "Lucky Bag."
Have YOU.Aver notited how clean and
wel dressed a 'sailor lad looks when
-0a sh o leave. how white dis clothes
Iook When8 You board the ship on via.
Iting days? -But did you ever realize
'that he was his own washersan?
With a shrill blast of his isilver whis
e the chief boatswain's mate will
ipe, " etsb and wash clothes!" and
every man hurries to his bucket. gets
big soiledl clothes salt *rater soap.
-draw a bucket of briny or fresh wa
-ter as thsecase may be and begins his
He tI generally barefooted at this
tme, so that he will not wet his shoes
and stockings. He wears his trousers
very bellshaped at the bottom In order
that he day roll them up over the
After scrubbing and rubbing his
-clothes until clean he turns them ins
tide out and with "stopt' wproceeds to
get them ready for hedging up% These
stops are short pie of twine, twisted
and with whpped ends, that he uses
th lheu of clothespins. They are tho
tened In eyelets placed at the side
eams and bottom of his shirts and the
waistband of his trousers. He turns
all his washed -clothes Inside out to
grevent the right side getting soiled.
They are then hung on a line which,
ways the Youth's Companion, Is run
afrom the bow to the topmast or upper
itoli of a ghting -ast. The well In
gormed iman now uua y puts his
clothesa to bok the. nighti before In a
bucket half full of water ito whe h
he has either sprinkled a handful of
Amap powder or a small piece of salt
water toap. In the morning a little
hubbeng and his clothes Ae clean and
hung up, while the olandlubber. sn
ro thave been thoroughly
>oatswa n again pipes,
-clotheto lthe " and every
.... ...a vr the clothesline to
clam hl own.- o1f te aal-to secure
them within a rasonable tnie, the
master at arms, or "Jimmy algs,"
taken them down, and they go Into the
"lucky bag." Then the only recourse
the unlucky owner has to to go to the
mast, or the "ctlck," as the court on
board ship in commonly call6d, and pe
tition the " art luff," or executive of
,cer, to order them released.
As a rule, Jimmy Legs, who has
caofthe clwernhasess og the cs
mas ohesetica, clasing, courting
bad shiprt is cmonlcld, and e-a
titonecohstit the"is uf"o exeutive obag
cer getrer hemindr teleased. efu
Asna ue timmbook,an whn there
1alanys extra cleaningb painting h
and solforthpn omsind.anth mn
whs lothsal gth into the lydba
man"ve who many ours benaoard asn
a entleh reminder toe oe c fu
Aft theyre 'tae froms the in
th egpsar tien out and when clthee
ro clled pnc to mannerst. ahyne
Thi isronuall the otl ofr the lndti
an"ah whoh nthbee aoard lon'
enoughet awayrn the otes g.I
te tey arehi clte, frothue lind'
'thtop are ke .eteannandthen Sun-e
rolle ming cmesmandtat teyi nee
el inpion onhte roluarethen ieh.
a nfea end bit thetpmand fo-'
stowedo ayi thle unothm. . i
toi wah all his cbotneet andthhblueck.
-wbotev, arequep oke t clean,. nSn
day motressng coesankethere ished'
erin tionhamm the andrstowedeik the
hastingfear ofateis primded fo-a
Eavng day a sople uior m.r e r
fuThe hdst espea shiloa'sh otis
oala.e washi nge hnd hammock
aet bauto logs ato the dp.e ind
hower, requreh to ee it clean it
Hn isiting an fblainkeot are lefore
theosthe hasm o anchsowe ith e
urrougsedr crte "brmoatded fonrathat
bryn day ashuperoe, meno are
ustaled nertesdwo stoltemora andor
handigwor muc th atndrtsine. Ter
doal. dWhen ahncage ery hammock
f aior l he lays fitow ther efer-n
theassfrotae ofs soap and lof"e
bgrtae."n od o hi ed
it isingwe an foiny portandhefreta
the shipo has come ownchrbe itrigb
turouddrhi byths "boatsd gnerpally
brfngtg soutwackheoen who arein
usual inegwhsch n clo ho birmor fo
bto it. They growa y hw.teilefr
the saion hashis rowntrum eryn
jtheie are installed washing and drying 1
61achines which greatly faellitate the /
laundry work, making it inexcusable I
for a sailor to have soiled clothes.
This machine, ,bwich dries clothes by d
centrifugal motion, does the work rap. P
idly and well.
These machines, which are being of
added to all the' new -ships, wll in 01
time do away with all hand work. The W
old familiar sight of a long line of Y
clothes strung from bow to masthead s
will no longer be seen, and the boot
swain's- mate will forget how to pipe, el
"Scrub and wash clothee" t1i
Difereno Between the Written Char. th
litere and Speech. ce
The dialects or languages of the Chi- y<
nese empbe are very numerous and D
dissimilar. Thus a Chinese speaking h
the dialect of the Kwangtung (Canton) ce
province Is not understood by a Chi
nese residing in the neighboring prov- al
ince of F'uklen. The languhge .or dia
lect spoken- at Shanghai would be quite sU
strange to the-people residing at Pekin. 9t
Written characters of Chinese are, cc
however, understood and recognized to
by sight throughout the whole empire in
in the same manner as our Arabic nu
morals 1, 2, 84, etc., are recognized M
by the eye throughout Europe. But as
these numerals when pronounced or
read have entirely different sounds at
tached to them in England, France, el
Germany, Italy, etc., so the Chinese te
written characters are spoken in to- til
tally different words and sounds In Si
the several provinces of China, with. a
however, the important exception that
the mandarIn language is spoken or th
understood more or less throughoot vi
three-fourths of China or, roughly
speaking, in nearly all the provinces
north and west of the river Yangtze. d<
The language known as Wen-li is the
ma6dium by which the classical books
of China have been handed down. It l
Is Oar excellence the written language ce
of China, but it is not generally under- Is
stood by the great mass of the people.
The spoken language-viz, Mandarin
may also be written, and there is a a,
good deal of colloquial literature in th
Mandarin. Versions of the Bible in the
local patois have also been produced in
several districts of the southeast. hi
where the dialects are very numerous tb
In the _Chinese written language me
there are over 40,000 distinct charac
ters or symbols, and this vast number
is being constantly increased by, the
addition of new characters to repre- tt
ent uW scientifc words and modern
Although the Chindse are considered
a literary people and have naturally a
desire for education, yet owing to the
extreme difficulty of mastering the
Chinese characters It is estimated that
only one In ten of the population can
read or write.-Contemporary Review.
LIVED AFTER HANGING. ej
Men and Women Who Survived the "1
Ordeal of the Scaffold. .(1
Innumerable instances of resuscita. bl
tion after hangIng are recorded. Hen.' s
ry III., granted a pardon to a woman "
named Inetta do Baisham, who was at
suspended from 0 o'clock on a Mon. ni
day to sunrise of Thursday and after. de
ward "came 'to." Dr. Plot tells of a l
Swiss who was hanged up thirteen
times without-effect- on account of the
peculiar condition of his windpIpe, It
hhving been converted into bone by tl
Annie Green, a servant girl, was St
hanged at Oxford in 1050 and recover. P,
ed fourteen hours afterward unddr a tI
doctor's treatment. Mrs. Cope, who s<
was hanged at the same place eight tl
years later, also recovered.. On Sept. a
2, 1724, Margaret Dickson was hanged ih
at Edinburgh and recovered while be. b
ing carried to the grave. She lived tI
for many years afterward and was O
universally known as "Half Hanged al
A housebreaker named Smith was t
hanged at Tyburn in 1105. A reprieve e
came when he had bda suspended a rI
quarter of an hour. Hie was cut down,
bled and revived. William Duell, hang
ed in L~ondon In 1740, revived and
was transported. A man hanged In P
Cork in 1705 was taken in hand by a g
physician who brought him round In d
six hours, and-we ar, told .the fellow .b
had the nerve to attend a theatrical n
performance the sadie evebinag. 1
Rlichard J)ohnson, bginged at Shrews- 01
bury, Oct. 8, 1000, o twined a promise C<
from an underrgtito-~ -place him in 'c
the-coffin without changing his clothes, a
After hanging half an hour he still bi
showed signs of life, and on examina- Ii
tion it was found ho had wrapped
cords about his body connected with
hooks at the neck which plevented
the rope from doing Its work. The p
apparatus was removed and the man ih
It may be offered In explanation of Il
the cases mentioned that there was no tf
drop used at executions in those days, y
the culprit usually suffering isphyia
without the cerebral column being
Souroe te.upply. - a
Minister--My -dear littl boy, why J
,ent rop a s ind au~ Jakey.-s
Proving His Motto.
"Well, sir," exclaimed the millionaiks,
what.do o*U wvent this morning?
"I've. eose again- to ask for your
aughter," aid the poor bit ambitions
"Hamia't I told you: 9ix times over
I as many different. days that It I
it oft'tbe quedtion? What do you
ean 'by 'botberig me in this way?
DU are tmaking a nuisance of your
"If I seem to be more persistent than
reumgtances warrant, I must insist
at you, sir, are to blame.
"Mel" shouted the Indignant old man.
don't understand you."
"There," said the man who loved his
lughter as he pointed to a motto over
e banker's desk, "is my excuse for
wing here day after day, 'If at first
m don't succoe, try. try, try again.'
o you believe in that,- sentiment, or
ave you put It up there simply to de
After he ha'd scratched his head
while the mean old plutocrat said:
"Yes, I believe in that. I haven't
icceeded yet in making you under
and that my daughter shall not be
>me the wife of a fool, but I am going
keep on trying till I do! Good morn
gi" - '
And that time he did It.-Strand
What the Cat Had.
The'teacher of the Sunday school
ass was telling the little boys about
mptation and showing how it some
ns came in the most attractive form.
so used as an illustration the paw of
"Now," said she. "you have allgeen
e paw of a cat. It is as soft as vel
4t, Isn't it?"
"Yessum," from the class.
"And you bave seen the paw of a
"Well, although the cat's paw seems
ce velvet, there Is nevertheless con
aled in it something that hurts. What
"The dog bites," said the teacher,
yben he is In anger. But what does
e cat do?"
"Scratches," said a boy.
"Correct," said the teacher, nodding
r head approvingly. "Now, what has
e cat got that the dog hasn't?"
"Whiskersl" said a boy on the hUck
Some curious errors have crept into
e Bible at various times, giving
ames to the editions containing them.
ere are .some instances: The "Un
ghteous" Bible, from the misprint
he 'uanrighteous" shall Inherit the
ngdomj the "Placemakers' Bible,
olessed are the placemakers' " (peace
akers); the "Printers'" Bible, "the
rinters' (for princes) have persecuted
e;" the "Treacle" Bible, "Is there no
-eacle' (balm) In Gilead?" the "Vin
;ar" Bible, "the parable of the 'vine
ar't" (vineyard); the "Bg Bible,
hon shalt not be infraid of 'bugs'
ogles) by night;" the "Breeches" Bi
Ce, "they sewed fig leaves together
id made themselves 'breeches;'" the
Idle" Bible, "woe to the 'idle'"~ (idol),
3d finally the "Wooden Leg" Testa
ent, so called from the frontispiece
epicting Satan limping with a wooden
g. __ _ _ _ _ _ _
Jlust a Fish Story.
We cannot refrain from recording
e most curious capture of a fish that
as come to our notice. The circum- y
ance was retailed many years ago by
r. H~eathcote, one of the great an
oritles on the fens. A Mr. Richard
rn of Peterborough was skating on
e dikes when the ice was very clear,
d he noticed a large pike swimming
front of him. The fish was terrified
r the apparition and swam in front or
e skater until it stopped from sheer.
1:haustion. The skater broke the ie
id took out the fish wIth his hand.
'hich proved to be a pike weighing
relve pounds. It is a story difficult
ren for a fisherman or a local histo
an'to cap-London Outlook.
N'assau William Senior, the English
alltical economist, wvas a frequent
uest of Lord Lansadowne at Lana
awne-House and on one occasion was
usily writing, quite abstracted as
sual, in a room full of company when
om hipore was 'singing. The scratch
t his pen g~s not an agreeable ac
ampaplimI.t ~and at last one of the
Anpany asked very politely, "You are
ot fond of music, Mr..Senior?" "No,"
a rqplied, "but it does not disturb
moln the least. Pray go on."
Careful Aheut Worry.
A physician was recently attending a
atient whose husband came to see
im concerning her condition and
reeted him with the words, "Mr.
'ring, do you think there Is any need
or any nnecessary anxiety about my
Visitou''Why do you make some of
our pias round and som's of them
quare? Wife-iylause my husband
kan been oonnpikkn Ia o anMn~ of
HIS is the time of year w
there is not much buying
do not know dull days.
prices are two things that help t
Our goods are the very best th
.all, and our prices are as low aE
can be legitimately sold at.
UR entire line is complete
and we can supply your
Clothing, Shoes, Hats, Dr3
Hardware, Furniture, Buggies,
in fact anything you need can b
at the right prices.
OME to see us, and if yo
C with us, you will find that
.ter goods for less money
Another car of Majestic Flour
$5.50 per barrel.
Thanking our friends and custo
we hope to merit a continuance
Gaines & Gassa
FOR SAFE, K
Wiir~ DEPOSIT YO
- IN THE
Their Safe has been tried and found Burglar P
This Bark h~as Burglar Inauranice, Fire Insurar
ise your money.
Liberal Ii.teres~t allowed on Time Dqp sits.
ou up satisfactorily,
H. C. SHIRLEY, Cashier.
Atlanta, Ga., also Albani
Over 1 5,000 Graduates ir
flecese 3200 applicatIons every year for Boeokkceepa
tc. A n average of two openinga, for every student that I
70 typewriting machines, t'e'
The Southern also conducts the
ATLANTA SCHOOL OF
rponi whichb instItution the ratl,oad s'.nd telegraph coi
Main Line Wires Run int
Write for catalogue. Enter now. The Southern Is it
a the South. Address,
A. C. BRISCOE, Pres., or W. L.
en trade-is dull and
and 'selli , b-hv
Our.goo Ls in u
o keep our trade ,
at can be bought At"
these 'same goods
no broken I~t.
vants at all timesn
r Goods, Groceries,
Wagons, etc., etc.,
procured here and
j have never traded
we can sell you bet.
than you have been
,the best made, at
mers for past favors.
of the same.
rT hav never fItrded T
e Casellode you t
tehnC reyou h e ie
oftnd the samter.
e AheRBOD, s uce