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TIIOS. J. ADAMS, PROPRIETOR
EDGEFIEL?, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 1895.
VOL. LX. NO. 24.
California has just adopted the
golden poppy as the State flower.
On the Belgian State railways fares
ore lower than anywhere else in
Seventy-fivo per cent, of the enlist
ments in the regular army last year
were of Americans.
Something like a boom is reported
io the gold region in the North Caro
lina foothills. Tho field is like that
Lord Roseberry thinks that tho
"new Eastern question" is one of tho
gTavest that England has ever been
called to consider.
"Tho inoculation of foreigners
with the American idea," according
to Bcv. Dr. Parkhurst, "is the ono
need of the country just now."
Professor Frank Parsons asserts that
in New York City it costs a man from
$30 to $100 a year for the same amount
of transportation he gets in Berlin for
"In the course of two or three gen
erations the survivors of the Indian
Territory tribes will be among the
richest peoplo in this country," pre
dicts the Louisville Courier-Journal.
A league has been forn. ed in France
to assert the rights of pedestrians
against bicyclists. The members
agree never to get out o' the way of
a bicycle; they think that in caso of
collision tho cyclist is sure to get the
worst of it.
A girl baby was born at Kokomo,
Ind., the other day who is tho four
teenth daughter of a fourteenth
daughter of a fourteenth daughter, a
record which is thongbt to be un
precedented. The N3w Orleans Pica
yune maintains that she ought to be a
witch, if there is any truth in tradi
Says the Pleasanton (Cal.) Times:
It 6eems a pity the white labor ot this
locality should be made to take a back
seat and allow the Japaueso to como
in by tho carload and go into tho
and do the work that the idle
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elS?ti surmounts t*?.
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I'enu Ttratv Pari* This diiiplva?e? j
he t?iiz?ua rt?io get onty rear w ;
plt-a.-io civijuuuj, v. <^~._.-?
has proposed to put the statue on a
revolving pedestal, which will be
turned around once every twenty-four
hours by means of clockwork.
The Popular Health Magazine ob
serves: "The desire in a child for
candy and sweets is a natural ono and
bhould not be 6ti(lcd. Good candy
and sweets in moderation, if that
point can be found, not only do no
harm, but are actually beneficial. Too
much ^weet upsets the stomach and
spoils the appetite, but candy in mod
eration if it is not taken before a meal
is a food which children crave natu
The hansom cab will, in the opin
ion of members of the cab fraternity,
eventually give place to the bicycle,
except that m this case tho bicycle is
to be a tricyele, states the Chicago
Times-Herald. The vehicle will havo
two seats, ono for the driver and one
for the passenger. This will save the
expenso of keeping a horse and give
tho cabman needed exercise. It is
conceivable that two sets of pedals
might be provided and reduced rates
given to sturdy passengers who would
help push themselves.
Ono of the strangest coffins ever
told of is that for which the British
War Department is said to be respon
sible. Tho story is that a workman
engaged in casting metal for tho man
ufacture of ordnance at tho Woolwich
Arsenal lost his balance and fell into
a caldron containing twelve tons of
molten steel. The metal was at white
heat, and tho mm was utterly con
sumed in less time than it takes to tell
of it. The War Department authori
ties held a conference and docidod not
to prof ene the dead by using the
metal in the manufacture of ordnance,
and that mass of metal was actually
buried and a Church of England
clergyman read tho service for the
dead over it.
Exit Sir Philip Francis in tho role
of "Junins," exclaims the New York
Independent. Mr. W. Frasor Bae, in
a letter to the Athenroum, introduces
new and convincing evidences that
Francis could not have been the au
thor of the "Letters of Junins," as ho
has discovered in the London Morning
Chronicle of August 2d, 1774, a hither
to unnoticed letter of Juuius, pub
lished nearly five months after Sir
Philip had sailed for India, and refer
ring to current political events which
he could not have known. Thero is
concurrent testimony of several lead
ing statesman of tho time that they
knew who Junius was, and that it waa
not Sir Philip Francis. His vanity,
however, encouraged people to 'at
tribute the letters to him.
WHERE UNCIRE SAM KEEPS IIIS
GOLD AND SILVER.
An Enormous Quantity of Bullion
and Coins in the Treasury Build
ins-Odd Figures its to tho
Bulk of the Silver.
IN the National Capital there is no
spot more attractive to strangers
than the big vaults of tho Treas
ury Department. These vast re
positories of gold and silver are
among tho curiosities of the town.
They rank in interest with the Wash
ington Monument, thc Dead Letter
Office and the echo stones of the Capi
toi. Every day, between the hours of
10 and 12, swarms of strangers descend
tho damp, dark staircase in tho big
Treasury building to the realms of the
precious metals. A guide accompanies
them, and as the visitors peer through
Ibo iron grating nt tho steel safes
holding gold, or tho wooden boxes
containing silver, the guido delivers
for their benefit a most entertuining
lecture. Ho tells them how much of
each kind of money in each vault, tho
nature of the precautions adopted
GREAT SILVER VAULT IX Till
against sneak thievery, tunneling and
other forms of burglary.
Thc most interestiug part of the
- ... ... sliver T?tT?H; Tiierol
r . ia -.....,.<.:; vaults iii tho Treas- ?
;:ry, astir the total ao;or.ij: :'.o\?, eil- j
hoH ii with ? hi-!.- ..
'.Great .Teliosophatl" exciaimeii ?t ?
>rr?!;!,'-:r, wir.': bulging vre-., as be .
stood HT tue door thisvaull : -ct?nN
bepo^ibl? nU-tW etutV Vu . \
"Yes, it's all silver,"replied tue ac
commodating aud iutelligent guide.
"This bis vault occupies all the spac3
under the northern courtyard of thc
Treasury building. Its exact measure
ment is eighty-nine feet long, fifty
one feet wide, aud twelve feet high.
Behind the iron grating you see
wooden boxes. Ihey are all full of
silver-$20?0 in each box. The boxe?,
are piled all around the edges, and iii
tho middle are bags of silver piled in
a great heap. We have lots of trouble
with this silver. Tho boxes burst and
the bags get rotten, and then when a
new Administration comes in wc have
to we ?li it nil. It takes ns about
turee r**intb to do the job, and it's
dreadful hurd work."
"Does this vault contain all of
Undo Sam's silver?" fisked the
"Oh, no, bless you, no," responded
the guide. "Here we have ouly $103,
240,000 jn coined dollars. That is
less than a fifth of all the silver the
Government owns. In vault Nc. 2
you paused that ou your way in-we
have $48,000,000. In smaller vaults
wo have a few millions more. We
never could find space lor all Uncle
Lam's silver here. We are frightfully
crowded as it is. lu all wo have
here 100.001,000 or 170,000,000 of
silver dollars. Tho remainder of tho
370,000,000 of coined dollars owned
by thc Government is in tbs sub-treas
uries nt New York, Chicago anti other
"You say Unelo Sam has more than
500,00(1,000 ol'silver dollars on haiyl?"
"Yes, sir. Standard dollars, ?70,
000,000, aud silver bullion enough to
make 17^,000,000 more; grand total,
"Bat there must be a lot of silver
dollars ia circulation?" asked Ihe
"Not nt many ns you would think,"
replied the guide. "We have coined
422,000,000 of these dollar?, ai lho
uumber in circulation isnowonly ot
000,000. Tho people don't seem to
want 'em. We've done everything we
could to induce the people to take the
standard dollar. Congress has appro
priated money nearly every year to
enable the Secretary of the Treasury
to send out silver dollars in exchange
for other money without expense to
the people, but it doesn't seem to
make any difference. They don't go.
Why, tho number of standard dollars
in circulation now is much smaller
than it was a few years ago. Instead
of inducing the peoplo to take more
of tho dollars, they have actually been
sending thom back tous."
"Do you know how much the Gov
ernment has paid out for silver?"
asked the stranger.
"To a cent," replied the guide, con
sulting a little notebook which he
drew from his pocket. "We have
bought 503,003,811 fino ounces, for
which we have paid $316,023,011.
That is an awful lot of money."
By this time every man and women
in thc crowd was listening intently to
what the guide had to say.
"Now, if you have seventeen of
these silver dollars," he went on, "you
2 UNITED STATES TREASURY.
can easily hold them in your hand.
They weigh jn6t about a pound. But
if you have a thousand dollars you will
- aboni all voil could carrv. or
sixty pounds weigh:. Ko ... suj poa : ?a- ?
stead of a thousand ci?v ? dollars von f
ii-ive n million. Thai ntes&s tbiH r tono :
GOO of silver,
ll you nuve ? IUUUBUU- .
in the same way they will reach 125
feet. But suppose you have a million.
Thon they will make n -svbito streak
more than twenty-three and one-half
"flaviug now secured a better ap
preciation of the magnitude of a mill
ion," the guide coutinned, "let me
give you some figures I have made at
odd moments about the 548,000,000
silver dollars Uncle Sam has in these
and his other vaults.
"If all of these dollars were placed
rim to rim, fiat, they would reach
nearly 13,000 milefl.
"They would cover all the space be
tween the rails on a railway line cloar
across tho Stato of Iowa, a distance of
"The weight of all Uncle Sam's sil
ver is 10,440 tons. If it were loaded
into railroad cars, 40,000 pounds to
tho car, wo should have 822 car loadc.
This would moko twenty trains of
forty-one cars each, and these trains,
with their locomotives, would have an
aggregate length of six miles.
"The coined dollars aro packed in
boxes containing ?2000 each. It is
about all a mau con do to corry off ono
of theso boxes. Supposa wo want to
move all of Uncle Sam's silver by man
power at the same time, wo should
need at this rate 271,000 mon. Giv
ing each man five feet of room, they
would moke a single procession more
than 250 miles.
"If the Government wen forced to
carry all tho silver across couutry in
wagons probably 2000 pounds would
be :i fair load to each two-horse team,
taking good roads or bod roads. Six
teen thousand teams would be re
quired, and when ou the rood close
together, one after another, they
would make a caravan considerably
more than a hundred mile? long.
"If these teams were lined np side
by side in solid phalanx, as the wagons
of settlers were on the borders of tho
Oklahoma strip, they would make a
column thirty miles long.
"Suppose all this silver was coined
and stored away loose, so you could
get at it easily, and you were set count
ing it, dollar by dollar. How long do
you snppose it would take you to
count it all ? Well, if you ran tho
dollars through your fingers at tho
rate of 100 a minute and worked ten
hours a day, excepting Sundays, it
would take you about thirty years to
finish the job. It is now 12 o'clock,
ladies and gentlemen, and the vaults
will have to bo closed, under the rules
of the Department. "-Chicago Times
Don't Fail to Twirl Toar Thumbs.
A physician in charge of a well
known asylum for the care of tho in
sane recently said : "There ?3 ono in
fallible test either for the approach or
the presence of lunacy. If the per
son whose case is being examined is
seen to mako no use of his thumb, if
he lets it stand out at righi angles
from tho hand, und employait neither
in salutation, writing, nor any other
manual exercise, you may set it down
as a fact that that person's mental
balance is gone. He or she may con
verso intelligibly, may in every re
spect be guarding the secret of a mind
diseased with the utmost care and
cunning, but the telltale thumb will
infallibly betray tho lurking madness
which is concealed behind a plausible
How to Make a Xovel Mouse Trap.
Mice aro very knowing little ani
mals and aro often too shrewd to bo
caught by even the best steel traps.
To make a very effective mouse trap
tako a large jar-tho kind used for
jam ond preserves-and tie over the
top a piece of still brown paper. In
the center of this cut a cross. Set the
jar in a closet and suepend by a string
a picco of toasted cheese or bacon
rind over the centre. If the mice
cannot easily reach tho top of the jar
a runway may be constructed by plac
ing ono end of a board on the edge of
the jar and allowing the other end to
rest on tho floor. If there are any
mice about the bait will attract
them. Just as soon as tho first mouse
reaches the centre of the paper he
will drop through into the jar, and the
paper will fly back ready for the.nott
Tho same kind of a trap may De
used for catching rats, only a barrel
must be substituted for tho jar. A
rat will soon gnaw out of such a trap
if not prevented. The best way to
avoid this is to fill tho barrel partly
with water. This trap is a great fa
vorite with country people. They lay
a good-sized stone or brick in the bot
tom of tho barrel, and pour in just
enough water to como level with the
top ot this. The first rat that tum
bles in, of course, climbs on the brick
to get out of tho water. As soon as
another victim arrives there is a fight
for possession of tho ouly dry spot.
The noise attracts other rodents, so
by morning a dozen or more may be
swimming and squealing and fighting
for dear life.
The tarantula is a giant spider,
sometimes measuring four inches in
length. It is fawn?colored above, with
white sides, marked with whitish
It has four pairs of well-developod
legs, in addition to tho mandibles or
jaws, which contain tho poison appara
tus. These aro grooved, aud tho pois
ouous 8ecrotioD, which is similur in
composition to tho venom of snakes,
is contained in a gland at tho base of
the mandibles and is forced through
the grooves when the spider is angry
and grasps its victim. The body and
legs aro thickly covered with hair.
Although the bite of tho tarantula
can hardly bo classed as deadly, it is
always extremely painful, and has
probably in some cases caused death.
Tbo tarantula is remarkable both ?
for its fierceness and its extraordin
ary swiftness. By tho use of eight
long and vigorous legs it flashes over
tho ground, and as theso logs aro sharp
and prehensile, it can run up a per
pendicular surface with great ease.
THIS TS A TARANTULA.
No ono need therefore be surprised tc
soe II tarantula run up from the grounc
to his chin.
The tar?ntula catches small birds,
mice and insects. It is ablo to use its
poison with greater relative effect ou
these than on mau nnd other large anj
EMPIRE OF DEESS.
SUMMER STVLES IV WOMEN'S
II ATS. AND FROCKS.
Stiff Bows of Ribbon Arc tho Lat
est Freak in Millinery-Fash
ionable Bonnets - The
THE latest freakish rulo in
millinery cuts away the whole
side of the wide brim of a
hat and substitutes out
spreading-, stiff bows of ribbon. 'These
bows, or rather loops, stand out like
the spokes of a wheel, and may bc
bent up and dowa in ?ny becoming
manner. It seems rather a pity to cut
"the hat up like that, doesn't it? But
fashion's chief fancy just now is to out
up one thing that another may be run
in to take the place of what is ont
away. Bows stand out so jauntily
from the hat in the accompanying
illustration that they seem to be
having pretty ranch their own way,
but tho hat brim here is left intact.
For that matter the appearance that
the bows have of standing wherever
they will is all pretonce, for all tho
upper ones are wired into carefully
considered positions. Hats of this
sort are made of fancy straw, with
wido .and slightly rolling brims of
contrasting color aud braid that are
taken np in back and fastened against
the low crowns with a full bow of rib
bon. : The same ribbon is then used
for the bows in front, and the garni
ture is completed with bunches of
roses placed at random.
Some of the fashionable bonnets aro
almost make believes. Such nro no
morel than a very narrow band of
en rv-? hid jeweled ribbon lb".', sc ?]
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tween thy forehead omi! this roando:
uiuso bow, a tiny flower and a flash of
jewel is at each eud of this band, and
standing up jauntily, a little at ono
side as if it were gayly making its way
down the pretty slope of the head, is
a cockade of stiffened lace. A little
way off the head appears to be orna
mented by this little cockade only,
and the observer must guess how the
DAT Wl-rn RIBBON BOWS.
thing sticks on. It should be need
less to suggest that only a vory pretty
woman with crinky hair or one with
faultlessly smooth, glossy locks, should
risk this kind of headdress.
White parasols prevail, ono of plain,
lich silk, without trimmings, being
seen in almost every carriage ou n
sunny day. Tho chifl?n parasols aro
reserved for midsummer aud for pi
azza uso, whero tho sun is loss fierce.
Others in white and black stripes in
row after row around tho centre arc
of very thick 6ilks, aud are in best
stylo when quito plain.
For those who object to tho glare
that comes through these pretty whito
canopies nro changeable silk covers of
two very rich and rather showy col
ors, while ladies just returned from
abroad have brought homo coachiug
jiorasols of largo gay Scotch plaids,
with a thick polished stick and faceted
crystal knob. Tho small old-time sun
shades that may bc turned down on
one 6ide aro again used by elderly la
dies, who appreciate them for their
lightness and convenience.
BLACK KAU lt ICR.
Black fabrics are specially liked for
street wear. A silk wrap Priestley
Clairette is made willi a plain skirt, a
full blouse waist and very largo lcg-o'
mntton sleeves. The collar and licit
aro of tho finest cut-jet embroidery,
und from the belt fall ends of ribbon
covered with jet em broidery to match.
This is nn ideal dress for Hummer, as
the material is not affected either by
dampness or even a severe wetting.
Tbe jet embroidery is done on fina
satin, and is proof against all weathers.
THE FLORAL BLOUSE.
Nowadays a woman cannot have too
many evening blouses, and they can
be made so easily from some left-over
silks or a few yards of cheap light
silk, trimmed with chiffon and flowers,
that they have become a genuine
economical form of dress. Among
the newest bodices is "The Floral,"
mado of satin or merv, with a trimmed
waterfall and bertha of violets or other
STREET GOWNS AND LONG GLOVES.
Nearly all the really stunning street
gowns, outside of the strict tailor
mades, are made, according to the
New York Advertiser, with elbow
sleeves, to be met by long gloves.
Some of these sleeves have a tight
inch or so below the elbow over which
: ; th* ?3 tri is fastened. !
io nave the tops of these gloves slip
ping all Ibo time, as they do ; but,
again, when doe? a woman's arm look
so well ns when she stretches it, but,
while with the other hand she pulls ap
that horrid glove. Indeed, these
gloves take the plaoe of the lorgnette,
the fan or the scarf. It has always
been essential that the woman1 of
fashion shall have something about
her costume that she may prune and
prink. The graceful scarf gives her
every chance for pretty movement of
the handsome shoulders, for delicate
waving of the head and bendingof the
neck and for graceful swaying of the
body to meet the lingering folds.
Tho lorgnette is not nearly so good
a "property" as tho scarf, but it
serves. The hand, wrist and arm may
grace themselves with a thousand
pretty tricks iu the nse of this weapon ;
nud there is such a chance to bend the
head prettily on the neok. The eye
brows get their chance, too, so de
cidedly tho lorgnette has its uses
further than as something to look
through; but just now the long gloves
are favored over both these acces
Sleeves that demand just such gloves
are pnt into the dress to-day,
and the whole is a very swagger out
door outfit. Made princess from
mixed tan coaching cloth, the skirt
portion has a plaited panel, and the
bodice is plain, save for a trimming
of silk folds set ofl with enameled but
tons. Similar bands outline the arm
holes and a bias fold of the cloth
comes around tho waist, ending at tho
SIMPLE STYLES FOR HALF-GROWN GIRLS.
. Thero are few departments of dress
that require more careful handling
than that of a half-grown girl. Sho is
too large for children's fashions and
not quito old enough for grown-ups,
and her costuming is usually attended
with n good deal of worry and perplex
ity. Thero are, however, some simple
styles that are always to be approved
and that aro girlish and becoming
without being too formal and compli
cated. One of those-is a dress of whito
nun's veiliug. Tho skirt is in straight
widths, with tho front and sidos slight
ly gored and plaited in to a bolt.
Down the front of the skirt and in two
strips at cither sido arc bands of inser
tion, ribbon or galloons. The waist is
slightly full, gathered into a yoke and
belt, and from shoulders to belt aud
in tho front and back are perpendicu
lar hands of thc same garniture. The
sleeves aro very full puffs of the mate
rial, with bands of trimming from the
armholes down to tho narrow enffs
just below tho elbows. Frills of laco
fall over the arms, and tho collar ia
finished with a narrow rucking of silk,
with a fall of lace below it.
A handsome dress has tho skirt
trimmed with medallions set on to
fonu patterns. These medallions aro
about as large as a silver dollar. Somo
of them uro perfectly plain aud Hat.
Others have tassels falling from the
middle, One dress has the front of
the waist, tho yoko uni the nppeff
part of tho skirt ornamented witV
A Unique Lighthouse,
The lighthouse that has been erect
ed by the United States Government
at Paris Island, Port Poyal, South
Carolina, is novel in form, and, though
erected as an experiment, it has done its
duty well. It is the most economical
structure in the history of lighthouse
construction. When first erected it
was regarded with many misgivings
The light, which is mn up and down
THE CHEAPEST OP ALL LIGHTHOUSES.
in rails in the plane of thc structure,
is housed by day. " At night it is
hoisted to its place at the apex of tho
triangle by machinery worked in the
oil house at the base of the structure.
Tho large foundation plates aro about
forty feet apart. Tho focal plane of
tho light is 120 feet above tho sea
level, but tho top of the structure is
132 feet from tho ground. The cost
of the iron work set up is 89400, and
that of tho structure completo and
lighted about $12,000.
The Wealthiest Woman's Son.
Itwouldbe difficult to locate that
mnch-talked-about young man, Ed
ward H. K. Green, tho son of tho re
nowned Hetty, the wealthiest woman
in the country. Ho lives much of the
time in Chicago, where he owns about
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i:re lc- ber; ?ltfir?ga ofto -i i
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EDWARD H. B. GREES.
on her way to scrub out offices. There
is a rumor to tho effect that Edward
Green remonstrates with his mother
and urges her to take a little rest and
comfort. But to no avail. Edward
Green, although lame, is a good-look
ing young man, and will be a good
catch. He is of excellent family, well
spoken, good manocred and all that a
good husband need to be-and this is
not counting the ono hundred millions
and moro which Mamma Hetty will
leave him when she goes to the place
whither money can neither travel nor
talk. -New York Advertiser.
A Match For the Lawyer.
A dialogue about heaven took placo
a few days ago between a member of
the Baltimoro County bar and a lady
eighty-two years old, who was un
der examination in an equity case.
The lawyer, to test the lady's faith in
tho hereafter, asked her if she thought
we would know each other in heaven.
She replied by asking him another
question as to where heaven was. His
reply was not satisfactory to tho old
lady, and she told the lawyer that if
he wanted to question her about any
place ho must locate it. Then she
added : "Of course, wo will kuow each
other in heaven, for our bodies will be
the samo there, except that we will
not have any blood in us."
The lawyer next asked her if she
thought people would have tooth in
heaveu. She said sho could not an
swer that definitely, but sho thought
they would. Ono thing was certain,
she added: "People would havo teeth
in tho place allottod to the wicked,"
and she could prove it by Scripture.
"How can you prove it?" said the law
yer. "Why," sho replied, "tho Scrip
ture says the wicked shall bo turned
into utter darkness, where there shall
bc weeping, wailing and gnashing of
teeth, and how could they gnash their
teeth if they did not have any?" Tho
attorney did not proceed any further
on that lino of examination.-Balti
While the prevailing agricultura!
depression in Euglaud does not tend
to lill tho pockets of the shopkeeper.-,
it is continually adding to their size
of tho towns. This is notable in sev
eral places in Yorkshire.
The late Lord Cairns, of England,
was the son of a cobbler, while the
father of Lord Brassey was a day la
borer and his mother a Liverpool
'Are you taking SIMMONS LIVER REG
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feels new all over. It never fails.
Everybody needs take a liver remedy,
and everyone should take only Sim
mons Liver Regulator.
Be sure you g-ct it. The Ked Z
is on the wrapper. J. H. Zeilin &
A STUPENDOUS FEAT.
Reclaiminq 750 Square Miles of
Land Now Under Water,
One or the most stupendous feats
in engineering which tho world has
ever seen is proposed by the people of
Holland, being nothing less than tho
reclamation of the waters submerged
by the ZuyderZoe. The scheme, if
carried out, will result in recovering
about 750 square miles of land now
undor water and will add a new prov
ince to tho country. It is estimated
that the work will cost over $130,
000. 000, and will require 33 years of
constant labor. The Dutch Govern
ment has recently received a favor
able report on the plans from tho
Roval commission appointed to look
into the project, and it is reported
that tho government and many of the
leading citizons of Holland consider
the scheme practicable In the ex
pansion of territory, iu tho increase
of trade and agriculture, and in the
giving to thousands of people the op
portunity of profitable employment,
the project, though a stupendous
and very costly one. will be ono that
will recommend itself to most Hol
The v:'::k proposed td bc
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There is one important point which
has been raised by the objectors to
the plan, and that is that its con
summation will practically destroy
the Zuydcr Zee fisheries, the reve
nues of which now avcrago about
??850,000 per year, employment being
given through these fisheries to 3,000
persons, and 1,000 vessels. To com
pensate the fishermen for their loss
the Royal commission proposes to
give to every man thus deprived of a
means of livelihood a new vessel suit
ablo for tho North Sea fisheries ; and
further to insure them against acci
dent, to pension old fishermen and to
exempt from harbor dues all the craft
owned by them. It is believed in
Holland that after tho settlement of
tho secondary questions the gov
arnment will at once order thc great
work of reclaiming these lands under
water to bo begun.
Appearances Are Deceitful.
Edward was behind.
A New Violet.
While exploring in tho Cascado
Mountains during last summer Pro
fessor Lloyd, of Forest Grove, dis
covered a new violet. It is a small
plant with a delicate whito llower
with translucent pel als, and grows
in wet mos\V places. Ho has named
it Viola Macloskoyi in honor of his
preceptor in biology at Princeton.
THAT KATA I. HALANCE.
".My expenditures never exceed
my receipts," said Hawkins.
"Mine do," sighed Wilkins, " In
fact, I am very much afraid I shall
never have any receipts for ray last