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THOS. J. ADAMS, PROPRIETOR.
EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1894
VOL. LIX. NO. 2.
RUNNING AWAY FROM MAMMA.
Running away from mamma,
Bareheaded up the street,
Kicking the dust into yellow smoke
With little roguish feet.
Tossing it over his clean white dress
Into his stocking heels,
Checking the little wooden horse
That trundles along on wheels.
Dreaming away with wide blue eyes,
And speculating why
God won't give him the golden ball
That drops in the quivering sky,
What is the use of that pretty pink
Sailing away so high.
If he can't have a ride in it?
And it's no use to try.
If that woman grew with glasses on
If this house is papa's;
Why that nice red cow won't talk to
Looking across the bars.
Into the neighbors' gates and doors,
Under their cherry trees,
Into mischief and out again,
Wherever he may please.
Wandering at last to the old church
Little horse and al),
Climbing up laboriously
Too bad if be should fall !
Pushing in with dimpled bands
The great doors strong and tall,
Letting the warm, sweet summer light
Slide down the shadowed wall.
Standing still in the solemn bush
Of chancel, knave, and dome,
Thinking it is prettier
Than the sitting room at home
Not a bit afraid, ah ! no, indeed,
Of the shadows vast and dim,
Quite at home, and sure it was made
All on purpose for him.
The old, old story comes up to me
Written so long ago,
About the heavenly temple,
Where you and I must go.
The beautiful waiting temple,
That has no room for sm
Something about a little child
And the way of entering in,
The insane have for me a pecu
liar attraction. They dwejl in a
mysterious realm of fantastical
dreams, in that impenetrable cloud
of madness, where everything they
have loved, overything they have
duflg, comes fo them again in an
imaginary existence untrammelled
by all the laws that govern events
and rule the human mind.
For them the impossible no
longer exists, the improbable dis
appears, magic is real, and the su
pernatural familiar. The olden
barriers of common sense logic
and reason break, fall and crumble
beneath their freed imaginations,
escaping, with fabulous leaps
which nothing can arrest, to the
limitless land of fancy. They
make no efforts to control events,
overcome resistances or obstacles,
for at their whim they can be
princes, emperors, or gods, can
possess all the riches of the world,
all the good things of life, enjoy
all pleasures, be always strong and
comely, eternally young, and ever
cherished. They only can be
happy here below, for, for them,
reality is dead.
I love to bend over their vagrant
reason, as one bends over an abyss
in whose depths foams an unknown
torrent, come from one knows not
where and bound one knows not
Still the strongest fancies of
madmen are in sane and familiar
ideas, strange because no longer
enchained by reason.
Their capricious source fills us
with astonishment merely because
we have not seeu it spout forth.
Nevertheless, the insane always in
terest me, and I constantly hunt
them out, irresistibly attracted by
that commonplace mystery, mad
So, one day, while visiting one
of their asylums, the doctor who
was escorting me, said :
"Wait. I want to show you an
unusually interesting case/' and
he opened the door of a cell where
a woman, about 40 years of age,
still beautiful, was seated in an
arm-chair and grzed persistently
at her featuieB in a hand-glass.
As soon as she perceived us 6he
rose, ran to the opposite side of
the room, picked up a veil and,
after carefully covering her face
returned to respond to our greet
ings by a slight movement of her
''Well," said the doctor, "how
are you this morning?"
She sighed deeply: "Oh, ill,
very iii, sir; there aro more marks
He replied decisively:
"No, I assure you that there are
not. Indeed, you are mistaken."
She leaned toward him to whis
< "No, I am eure. I counted ten
more pit-holes this morning, three
ou the right cheek, four on the]
and three, too, on my forehead.
is frightful, frightful ! I shall
longer dare to see any one,
even my sou-no. not even hi
Nothing can be done, I am dis
ured for life," and, sob')ing \
terly, she dropped heavily into i
The doctor seated himself ni
her, and said in a low, consoli
"Come, show them to me.
know they are not serious. W
but a slight cauterization I c
efface them all."
She shook her head in deni
but did not speak. He then tri
to raise her veil ; but she seized
so strongly with both hands tl
her nails pierced it.
The doctor once more strove
coax and re-assure her:
"Come, you know that I alwa
get them away, those ugly marks
that no one can see them in t
least after I have attended to thei
but if you will not show them
me, of course I cannot cure yoi
She murmured :
"Well, you I do not mind; b
I do not know the gentleman wi
is with you."
"He is also a doctor, who w
care for you still better than I."
Theu she allowed hef face to
uncovered, suffused with blush
from emotion and the shame
being seen. She lowered her eye
tur oed her head from side to sit
to avoid our gaze ard stammeret
:'Oh, how I suffer at showii
myself like this! Horrible, is
uot ? Horrible?"
I contemplated her with the u
most astonishment, for not tl
slightest mark, spot, or scar wi
visible on her countenance.
She turned to me, her tyes eli
lowered, and said :
"It was while taking care of m
son that I caught this frightfi
disease, sir. I gave him my beaut;
poor child ! Well ! I did my dut;
and my conscience is at rest. ]
I suffer, only Go.d knows it."
The doctor had_ J;aken_fr<;m h:
pocket a small camel's hair braal
"Sit still," said he, "and let rx
j fix those spots." She turned he
j right cheek, and he began touchin
[it here and there as lightly a
though placing small dots of colo:
He then treated the left cheek i
the same manner; next the chi
and forehead, and exclaimed:
"Look, they are all gone, al
She took up the mirror, conten]
plated herself fixedly for som
moments, with the keenest anxietj
striving, if possible, to discove
something; then said with a sigh
"No, they no longer show muet
I thank you infinitely."
The doctor had risen. He bowe,
to her, showed me out, and follow
ing after said, as soon as the doo
was closed :
"I will tell you that unfortunati
woman's cruel history. Her nairn
is Madame Hermet. She was ex
ceedingly beautiful, very coqueit
tish, sincerely beloved and entirely
happy. She was one of those wo
men who have nothing in th?
world but their beauty and the de
sire to please, to sustain, cherish
and console them. The constam
care of her complexion, her hands
her teeth, and each visible chara
occupied every hour and all hei
"She became a widow with ar
only son. The child was broughl
up as are all children of greatly
admired society women ; neverthe
less, she loved him.
"He grew tall, and she-old,
; Did she see the fatal crisis ap
proaching? I cannot tell. Did
j 6he, like so many others, look each
I morning for hours at the skin,
once so delicate, transparent, and
fresh, now beginning to wrinkle a
trifle under the eyes, to change be
neath a thousand strokes, still im
perceptible, but which would grow
deeper, dav by day and month by
"Did she also see increase, slowly
but surely, the long forehead linet1,
endu re the torture, the abominable
torture, of the small hand-glass,
that one cannot decide to lay down
and yet throws angrily aside to
seize upon again and view nearer,
still nearer, the calm, odious rav
ages of approaching old age? Did
she lock herself into her bedroom
ten or twenty times a day, leaving
for no reason the drawing room
and the conversation of friends, to
gaze once more on the work of
destruction, io view with despair
the slow progress of the ill that
no one else seems yet to see; but
1 that ?he, herself, sees so clearly?
She knows where the ravages a:
greatest, the bites of time tl
deepest. And the glass, the litt
hand-glass in its graven silv<
frame, tells her abominable thing
for it seems to spea*, to smile, I
mock at her while it foretells a
that is yet to come, all the bodil
suffering, and attrocious mentf
torment which she must underg
until the day of her death, whic
will be'that of her deliverance.
"Did she weep, distracted, upo
her knees and pray, pray, pra
that One who thus kills human b<
ings, and gives them youth but t
make age more unbearable, an
lends them beauty but to take ;
quickly back again, did she pra
and supplicate Him to do for he
what He has never yet done fe
any-to leave her until death he
freshness, grace, and charm? Thei
comprehending that she implore
in vain the inflexible Unknow
who hastens the years, did sh
beat her brow and wring he
hands in an agony of silent de
"Doubtless she endured all thos
tortures for this is what happened
"One day-she was then 3.
years of age-her son, aged li
"He was confined to his bed be
fore any one could determine th
cause of his suffering or its exac
nature. A priest, his tutor, watche<
constantly beside him, while Mme
Hermet came morning and even
ing to see him.
"She would come in the morninj
in her dressing gown, smiling an<
perfumed, and ask even before shi
paesed the door :
"'Well, Georges, are you uo
"And the big boy, with his faci
swollen and red from fever, woulc
" 'YeB, mother, dear, a little bet
"She would remain a few mo
ments in his room, look at th?
vials of medicine with an expr?s
sion of disgust, then exclaim
BuddenlyjJOh, I've.forgottea some
thing very important,' and rur
"At night she would appear ic
a low-cut bodice, in still more of 8
hurry, for she was always late, and
would have just time to ask :
" 'Well, what did the doctor say?'
"The tutor replied :
" 'He has not yet decided, mad
"At length one night the tutor
" 'Madam, your son has the
"She uttered a cry of terror and
"When her maid entered her
bedroom on the morrow she smell
ed a strong odor of burned sugar,
and found her mistress in bed,
trembling with anguish and with
cheeks pale from want of sleep.
Mme. Hermet asked, as soon as
her blinda were drawn :
" 'How is Georges?'
" 'Oh, not well at all to-day,
"'She roBeatnoon, ate only an
egg and a cup of tea, as thought
she had been ill, then went out
and learned of a druggist how to
guard against contagion from
"She returned at dinner time
loaded down with vials, and went
immediately to her room, where
she saturated herself and her
clothing with disinfectants.
"The tutor awaited her in the
dining room. As soon as she met
exclaimed, in tones of deepest
" 'Oh. no better. The doctor is
"Shu began to sob, and could
eal nothing whatever.
"On the morrow at daybreak
she sent to inquire, and receiving
news no more favorable, pas?,
the entire day in her room, where
6raoked innumerable small
braziers that gave forth pungent
"Her servant also stated that
she could be heard moaning all
"A week passed thus, during
which she did nothing save take
the air an hour or two in the
afternoon. She asked for news
every hour, and wept bitterly each
time they were worse.
"On the eleventh day, in the
morning, the tutor having had
himself announced, entered ber
apartment, his face pale and
grave, and refusing to seat him
self, said :
"Madam,, your son is much
worse and asks to see you.'
"She fell upon her km.es and
'"Oh, my Godl I shall never
dare ! Help me, oh, my God !'
"The priest replied:
"'The doctor has little hope,
madam, and Georges is waiting
"Then he left her.
"Two hours later, as the young
man grew weaker and again called
for his mother, the tutor went once
more to her room and found her
yet upon her knees, still weeping
" 'I cannot! I cannot 11 am too
afraid. I cannot 1'
'.'He strove^ to persuade, to
fortify,to d?cid? her, but succeeded
only in bringing on an attack of
nervous paroxysms of long dura
"The doctor, having returned
toward night, was informed of ker
cowardice, and declared that he
would bring her, willing or not.
"But after having exhausted all
arguments, as he took hold of her
to carry her to her son, she clung
to the door with such obstinate
grasp that it was impossible to
"Then,when they had abandoned
the struggle, she prostrated her
self at the phosician's feet calling
herself a wretch and begging for
" 'But, oh 1 he will not die 1 she
screamed. 'Tell me he will not die 1
Tell him I love him, worship
"The youth was in the agony of
death, and, feeling that he had but
a few last moments, ho implored
to persuade his mother to come
and bid him adieu. With the
presentiment which the dying
often have, he seemed to know and
comprehend all that had taken
place, and said :
"If she fears to enter, beg her
just to come by the balcoLy to my
window, that I may at least see
her bid her good-bye in a look,
since I must not kiss.1
"The doctor and. the tutor re
turned once more to the woman.
" 'You incur not the slightest
risk,' they declared, 'for there will
be a window, pane between you and
"She consented, covered her
head, took up a bottle of smelling
salts, and made three steps upon
the balcony, then, suddenly hiding
her face in her hands she moaned :
" 'No, no. I dare not see him
never-I am too a?hamed-too
afraid, no, I cannot!'
"They tried to drag her, but she
clutched the rails in desperation,
and groaned so piteously that she
attracted the attention of passers
by in the street below.
"And the dying boy still waited,
his eyes turned toward that win
dow for a last look at the sweet
face of his dearly beloved mother.
"He waited long and night came.
Then he turned his face to the
wall and spok? ho more.
"When day broko he was dead.
"On the morrow she was in
An Additional Charge.
A lawyer once said of Judge Un
derwood of Georgia that when
the Judge was presiding and the
criminal docket waB before him he
seemed to forget that justice was
blind, and in spite of himself
would raise the bandage a little.
After he had charged the jury it
was exceedingly dangerous for
the defendant's counsel to ask for
an additional charge. William
Glenn had been defending a big,
strapping town boy who was charg
ed with an assault and battery
upon a smaller boy.
The big boy had been imposing
upon the little fellows, and one of
them bit him with a switch and
ran. The big boy pursued him,
threw a stone at him, cut a bad gash
in his head and laid him up for a
week or two. The Grand Jury
found a true bill, and after ^e
closing speech by the Solicitor the
Judge charged the law v?ry fairly,
and then asked if there was any
other charge that counsel desired.
Glenn rose, and, with some tone
of apprehension said : "I believe
your Honor omitted to charge that
self defence may justify an assault.'
"Yes," said the Judge, as he
straightened up and fired up. "Yes,
gentlemen, there is such a law, and
if you will believe from the evi
dence that this great big double
jointed, bigfisted young gentlemon
was actuated by fear and self-de
fence when he ran aftfir that poor
little puny, tallow-face boy, and
because he couldn't overtake him
picks up a rock big enough to knock
down a steer, and threw it at him
and knocked him senseless, then
can find for the defeudaut. Au>
other charge, Bro. Glee-)?"
"I believe not," said Glenn.
PROCESS OE?IND BEADING.
A Discovery Made by Two For
CHICAGO, Jan. 20.-Two young
foreigners who met for the first
time at the World's Fair have de
veloped a new process of mind
reading that is believed by experts
to be the brain communication
Edison has been trying to discover,
and which he calls mentalegraphy.
F. Huger, a Norwegian, in charge
of exhibits in the danish section
met Richard Foss, ? visitor from
Copenhagen, and they became close
friends. Unconscious of any un
usual mental communication, they
frequently told each other of what
theyiwere thinking,and soon made
the starling discov?ry that it was
an easy matter to read each other's
thoughts. To them it was neither
an art nor a science, but an unex
They have given careful study to
the question, and have come to the
conclusion that their brains are as
telephones at opposite ends of an
invisible wire. At a private exhibi
tion before several newspaper men
numerous tests were given them
that they carried through success
fully^ Every effort was made to
detedl system of signals, but the
resoJBrwas always the same.
Dr^ng the twelve years of its
existence, the Church Extension
B3ar||of the Methodist Episcopal
Chuttjjjh, South, has assisted 2,500
churches, and expended $700,000.
Tn^first convert to Christanity
Impire of the Mikado was
Wakasanokami, in 1855.
condon Women's Christian
?tion has 140 branches, of
["40 are institutions and
The membership is over
?here are two gymnasiums,
and drill is taught. Th are are also
classes in cookery and dressmaking
Christian Endeavor societies in
the reformed Church in America
rai8ejd-for missions, from Febuary
t<a??ber, 1893, $3,073.20._There
are 346 societies in the denomina
The progress of Christianity is
seen in this : The Bible is now
translated into the language of
nine-tenth of the human race while
in the early ages by only one-fifth.
"It is an ill wind that blows no
body any good." The first convert
in Corea was led to inquire into
Christianity by reading a heathen
tract against it. He was baptized
July li; 1886.
The Methodist Episcopal Church,
South had an increase of nearly
40,000 members in 1892.
The issues from the American
Bible Society in November were
95,210 volumes ; issues? since April
1,1893, 698,379 volumes
The Salt Rub.
New York World.
Various sanitariums and private
hospitals are using the salt rub
and it is becoming so popular that
some Turkish bath establishments
are advertising it as a special at
traction. It is just as good for well
people as sick ones, is the most re
freshing of all the baths and rubs
ever invented, only excepting a dip
in the sea itself, and is matchless
in its effect upon the skin and
complexion. With all these vir
tues, it is the simplest, most easily
managed of all similar measures,
and can be taken at home easily.
Put a few pounds of coarse sa t,
the coarsest you can get, sea salt
by preference, in an earthen jar,
and pour enough water on it to
produce a sort of blush, but not
enough to dissolve the salt. This
should then be shaken up in hand
fuls and rubbed briskly over the en
tire person. Of course it better to
have it rubbed on by another per
son, but any one in ordinary health
can do it for herself or himself
very satisfactorily. This being
done, the next thing is a thorough
douching of clean water, preferably
cold, with a brisk rubbing with a
The effect of elation, freshness and
renewed life is felt immediately,
and the satiny and increased clear
ness and brightness of the complex
ion swell the testimony in favor
of the salt rub.
Taking the earth ae the center
of the universo and the poler star
as the limit of our vison, the
visible universe embraces an aerial
space with a diameter of 420,000,
Gutta percha was introduced
into Europe from Malaga in 1852.
The annual consumption now
amounts to 4,000,000 pounds.
A LOVER'S EUSE.
Pretended to Shoot Himself to
Win Back His Sweetheart.
Richard Tucker, chief in the
West Canal Company's office at
MocoDaqua, near here, won back
the love of his sweethart, who had
rejected him in a rather peculiar
manner last night. He boarded
with Mrs. Bowman, and some
months ago fell in love with her
pretty daughter, Mary. The wed
ding was set for the end of this
month, and preparations for the
ceremony were in progress, when
on last Monday night, Tucker saw
Miss Bowman walking along the
road with another young man.
He called and demanded au ex
planation but the girl said none
was necessary, and a?ded that she
would never marry him, and then
ordered him from the house. In
the evening he returned to
apologize, but she was obdurate
aud refused to forgive him. There
upon he threatened to drown him
self. She wa6 not affected in the
least. He then went outside and
the next minute she heard two
shots fired. She with her mother
rushed outside and found Tucher
stretched full length on the ground,
a smoking pistol beside him.
The girl fainted and was carried
into the house while Superintend^
Large and others carried Tucker
to his room. All this time Tucker
was gasping and was apparently
unconscious. As soon as she re
covered Miss Bowman rushed in
to the room where he ray and
threw herself upon him, asking
his forgiveness before he died.
After she had sobbed hysterically
for some minutes to the suprise
of everybody, Tucker sat up and
said: "Well now that you fjnd
you love me, I'll got up."
He had fired in the air and was
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Party leaaera Lo r??j -lac;:: L-:l
ers have not been successful any
During the past few months the
former sympathizers with the third
party have been closely studying
the situation, and their second
sober thought is, the voters who
are most anxious for financial re
lief and tariff reform are rapidly
coming to theconclusion that there
is absolutely nc hope of success if
they scatter their strength and
divide, one element going into a
Third Party and the other remain
ing loyal to the Democracy. It is
now apparent to every thoughtful
observer that the surest road to re
form is pointed out in the Demo
cratic platform' and it is also evi
dent that the rank and file of the
Democracy are strong enough to in
fluence their representatives in
Congress and cause them to re
deem every pledge that was made
at Chicago. The tremeadous Dem
ocratic majority of 1892 has not
been wiped out. The voters whose
organized effort won the victory of
that year are Democrats still and
they do not propose to desert the
old party so long as there is the
slightest hope that it will be true
to its mission and carry out its
Third parties come and go. It
is only once or twice in a century
that one establishes itself and wins.
The masses who are thoroughly
in earnest a'.out the financial and
tariff issues are familiar with the
political history of the country
aud they fear that if they go into
a new party they will encounter a
In every section-there is a grow
ing sentiment in favor of pushiug
the work of reform inside of the
Democratic party. Congress lias
never yet failed to yield to the de
mands of the people when they
have been formulated and express
ed clearly, positively, and emphat
ically. The voters of the party
hold the key to the situation, and
when they make themselves heard
the Chicago' platform will be recog
nized as the supreme law of tho
The roofs of Egyptian temples are
composed of huge blocks of stone
laid from column to column.
At the beginning of the revolu
tion the French army lost almost
all its of??cere who, being nobles,
were put to death or driven into
BATTLERS BY HUNDEEDS.
The Experience of a Negro Boy
While Babbit Hunting.
Ph i I ape ?ph i a-Titncs.
A dispatch from Harlem Switch,
Tex., to the Philadelphia Times,
A negro boy named Isaac Mun
roe recently, struck a bonanza near
here in a fallen tree, from which
he drove and killed over 300 rat
tlesnakes. Munroe was out hunt
ing rabbits with his dog, and was
in full chase of a "mule-ear" when
the little creature ran into the hol
low end of the tree.
It almost immediately ran out
again, and even before the dog
could seiae it rolled over and over
on the ground in great pain, the
boy observing that blood was issu
ing from what appeared to be num
berless pin-pricks all over i' . body.
Before he could notice anything
else of its symptoms the dog had
torn the rabbit to pieces. Then
curious to know what had hap
pened to the rabbit in the tree,
Monroe tried to drive the dog into
the truuk, but the cur evinced a
decided objection to entering it,
and had to be beaten before it
would venture to do as his master
It had barely gotten its body in
side when, with a shrill yelp, it
backed out, whining and bleeding
in the same unusual manner as
the rabbit. The boy now stooped
down and looked into the tree, but
though he fancied that he could
see several points of light, he could
fiud nothing to account for the
singular appearance of the dog and
A SURPRISE FOR MUNROE.
Not contented with this the ne
gro was foolish enough to thrust
inJ?fi_arm to see if he could not
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snake off lest he could not man
age to kill it quick enough, and it
should attack his bare feet. Call
ing a companion that was at work
near by, he waited with the snake
trying to entwine itself about his
arm. The boy who came to Mun
roe's assistance, seeing what the
trouble was, caught up a stick and
Munroe shook off the rattler, kill
ed the reptile with a blow.
The dog was dead by this time,
and looking at him the boy de
cided that the snake must have
bitten him several times. They
then got down to search the tree
for the eggs that the reptile might
have left, and from which a fresh
brood might come, but as they did
so, a second monster rattler ran
out of the tree, giving the boys
only time enough to leap to oue
side. Convinced now that there
was even moie in the tree the
young negroes secured a sack, and
holding it open at the end, they
built at the other a fire, and soon
the snakes, with which the tree
was fairly alive, broke out of it by
the dozen, and running into the
sack were dispatched by tho boys.
ONE OF THE BOYS BITTEN.
Pains had to be taken in killing
them so as to bruise only the heads
as the skin when whole has a com
mercial value, but the negroes were
experts at the thing, and succeeded
iu ciushing the skull only. Once
the writhing of the tripped ser
pents was so great as to cause the
stone with which they had con
fined the open end of the sack to
roll to one side, aud the whole lot
would have escaped had not the
other boy placed his naked foot
He was promptly bitten, and it
was only by the most heroic meas
ures that his life was saved. Ina
couple of hours his body was
swollen to nearly twice its normal
size, and his teeth were so locked
that it was necessary to administer
chloroform to wrench them apart.
Munroe sold his skins in Houston
for $1.50 apiece, many buying them
for bolts, while others invested in
them as a charra to prevent rheu
This i?, the hibernating season
for snakes, but owing to the con
tinued warm weather, it is thought
that they remained far from torpid
as they usually are during the
winter, though they sought the
fallen tree for their cold weather
FOR THE THOUGHTFUL.
It is the, joy of truth to be look
ed in the face.
A genius is never takeu to be one
by his looks.
Praise and oloul5t cannot both
live in the same-heart.
Are you making any plans that
reach beyond this lifo.
There is as much kill in a selfish
heart as there is in c. musket..r
If you wear religion as a cloak
your soul will freeze to death.
The devil can no more hurt a
Christian than mud can soil sun
To behold who is truly great on
earth we shall ha>-e to be in heaven
Perseverance can accomplish
wonders, but it can't make a bad
No power on earth or in heaven
has any right to outrage any one
to do wrong.
When God turned Adam out of
Eden he sent an angel, with him
whose name was Hope.
Make pure thoughts welcome in
your mind, and God will be. 3ure
to come into your life,
It won't do any goo J to pray for
the. South Sea Islander as long os
you won't speak to the man who
lives in the next house.
Be such a man, live such a life,
that if every man was such as you
and every^life like yours the earth
^?oir?cl be God's paradise.
The world says -come to me aud
I will foil you ; the flesh says come
to me and I will destroy you;
Christ says "come to me and I
will give you rest."
-A wa>m;\u r<- ?A-;..-..
I- .!:.;<." while hyhfg U>'-. ftfokfi s
jaw was tracturea wnen mc uwwx
tried to force it open.
Among the Kondeh people, who
li vee on Lake Nyassa in Africa,
the favorite form of suicide is to
enter the water and allow one's self
to be devoured by a crocodile.
When irritated the sea cucumber,
a species of hatothuria, can eject
all its teeth its stomach and diges
tive apparatus, and reduce itself
to a simple membranous sac.
The ordinary folding fan is sup
posed to have been invented in
Japan, in the seventh century, by a
native artist, who derived the idea
from the way which a bat closes its
.. Wiliam Black's latest serial
sory will appear in Harper's Bazar.
Its title is "Highland Cousins,"
and the first instalment is an
nounced for the issue dated Jan
The recent general elections for
members for the New Zealand
House of Representatives pre
sented one phrase of almost world
wide interest in the fact that for
the first time in British colonial
history all woman over 21 years of
age were accorded the right to
vote. It is graitifying to record
that they eagerly availed them
selves of the privlege- A Willing
ton correspondent says that "they
registered in thousands,and though
out the whole electiou campaign
displayed a most laudable desire
to learn their new duties."
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