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THOS. 1 ADAMS. PROPRIETOR.
EDGEE?ELD, S. C., THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 1892.
VOL. LVII. NO. 13.
' Juvenile crimes have increased in
France from 16,000 in 1860 to 31,600
The Baltimore News believes that
there is nearly $150,000,000 of Balti
more money invested in Southern
One o? the important matters to
which the New York Sun is directing
attention is whether to say "tooth
brush" or 'teeth brush."
According to the Paris Kevue Hor
ticole, the largest forests in the world
nrein Central Africa, Southern Siberia,
North and South America.
Iti8 reported that there are 780,
000,000 pennies in circulation in this
country, or about one hundred pen
nies for every man, Woman and child.
Pnblio Opinion thinks it is matter
for congratulation that the teaching of
English in our schools and colleges is
at last beginning to get a modicum of
the attention that it has long de
The Russian workmen spends very
little for food, lodging and dress as
compared with the foreign artisan. In
V Moscow, for example, the board of a
workman amounts to not more than
$2.50 per month.
The Allahabad Pioneer, the princi
pal journal of British India, and the
one on which Rudyard Kipling began
his literary career, recently contained
a paragraph in the "want" columas as
follows : "Situation wanted as snake
charmer in respectable family. P. S.
-No objeotion to looking after the
The increase of nearly 50,000 in im
migrants for six months excites the
apprehension of some, but it is gener
ally regarded as the surest indication
of increasing activity in business.
The:re is no doubt at all, maintains the
New York World, that it helps to re
store and steady values. All values
depend on the oonntry's proBpeots of
growth, and increasing immigration
insures the certainty of growth.
That it costs something to launoh a
big battleship is shown by the state
ment th at the e^penee of getting the
Victorious, the latest addition to Eng
land's fleet, afloat was about $10,000.
^?k?ti?.^S*ihf ihifi tin rho M-ignifrwfc
and the Majestic, and is 390 feet long,
seventy-five feet beam, and 27} feet
draught. There were used up on the
ways over which she slid into the water
7000 pounds* of Russian tallow, 160
gallons of train oil and 700 pounds of
soft soap. The gross weight of the
ship, equipped and ready for sea, is
Rev. Dr. Talraage, in a recent ser
mon, speaking of our near approach
to the twentieth century, said: "Only
four summers more; four autumns
more ; four winters more ; four springs
more, and then the clock of time will
strike the aeath of the old century
and the birth of the new." lt is easy
to forget, recalls the Pathfinder, that
there are still five more years before
dawn of the twentieth century. The
nineteenth century will not end, re
member, till midnight of De:ember
31, 1900, not 1899. You must spend
your 100th cent before your dollar is
gone, and it is so with the years of the
The Atlanta Constitution remarks :
Out in Indiana an old lady ol seventy
four offered S20.000 for a yonng hus
band. An enterprising fellow of twen
ty-six came forward, bat the woman's
family sued out a writ of lunacy to
prevent her from marrying. The jury
pronounced her eane, and she eloped
with her purchase and married him.
The Chicago Record in commenting on
this case makes the point that a short
time ago a young woman in New York
wanted a husband with a title, and got
him after a big cash som of several
million dollars had been settled upon
him by her relatives. Nobody hinted
that the New York girl was insane.
On the contrary society thought that
she had distinguished herself. Our
Chicago contemporary thinks that it
makes- a difference ^hen the pur
chased husband is an imported article
with a title. If he is a home produot
the woman who offers a good price for
him is supposed to be crazy.
The Italians imported by Austin
Corbin to become land owners at Sun
nyside, Arkansas, are represented in
the New York Post to be superior in
morals and intelligence to the Italian
laborers with whom people in other
parts of the country are more or less
familiar. They are reporte 1 to have
been carefully seh cted from a very re
spectable and prosperous class. At
home they were small farmers, gar
deners and fruit growers, and the
methods of farming and careful culti
vation to which they have been accus
tomed are expected to bo great aide
to them in their new surroundings.
They have strong religious inclina
tions, and their first act after arriving
at their new home was to conduct re
ligious exercises in thanks to God for
the kindness bestowed upon them.
They were heartily welcomed at Sun
nyside, and at once announced their
intention to become citizens. Other
ship loads ol immigrants are expected
to follow this first importation.
GOWNS IN SEASON,
WHAT LKAP YEAR IS PRODUC
ING IN WO SIAN'S G AK .MEN Ti .
Happy Combinations In Materials for
a Rasque- Waist for Women and a
Misses* Norfolk Rasque
Cape Collar and Muff.
ILLUMINATED serge in a stylish
mixture of golden brown and
delft blue is charmingly com
bined with brown velvet in the
two-column illustration. The attrac
tive-looking waist is provided with
g'.ove-titting linings that olose in
centre front, the fullness of the ma
! terial being disposed in overlapping
! plaits of the lc wer edges cn front and
back. The fronts are slashed in "V"
chape from shoulders to bust, expos
ing facings of. vol vet plaoed on the
lining, the edges being finished with
the sequin trimming, A long "V"
Bhaped vest is exposed between the
front edges, the vest being sewed to
the lining on the right and hooked in
visibly over on the left. The stook
collar ends in loops at the back, two
Paquin points of velvet, edged with
sequins, flaring wide1v ?wart in front.
A roll of velvet with
the back finished t!
basque. The fashioi
.have the fullness ii
gathers at the top, t
falling gracefully on .
handsome combinat '
fabrics or coloring <
tttft.nuyB, ^'?-H> -
J or decoration, for
crape or cropon, dui.
terie furnishing the
The quantity of 44
i al required to make this basque for a
lady having a 52-inch bust measure is
3? yards; for a 36-inch, 3} yards; for
a 40-inch size, 8} yards.
MISSES' NORFOLK BASQUE.
Illuminated serge in brown and tan
is happily combined with golden
brown velvet, making the stylish
basque pictured in the second large
cut deservedly popular for school,
cycling, best or general '..ear. The
adjustment is glove-fitting to the waist
line, below which it fal.; with a slight
ripple to fashionable length over the
hips, the box-plaits being graded and
applied from the shoulders and the
centre of fronts and baok to lower
edge of basque. Taro styles of collar
are provided,a high close-fitting collar
?nd a low-cut revers collar, both of
which are made of velvet. A belt of
velvet is* worn around the. waist. The
fashionable full mandolin sleeves are
shaped in three sections, each seam
being piped with velvet. The top is
gathered and arranged over comfort
able linings, the wrists being finished
with a velvet piping. Simple in con
Btrnction and dressy in effect, this
style of basque requires neither decora
tion or trimming, and can he made
all of one material, if so desired.
Cheviot, serge, camel's hair, vienna,
covert and ladies' oloth and all
varieties of smooth and rough-faced
suitings in plaid, striped, mixed or
MISSES' NORFOLK BASQTJ
checked designs develop stylishly by
The quantity of 44-inob wide ma
terial required to make this basque
for a miss tweh e years old is 3 yards ;
ior a fourcecn-jear-old size is 3*
yards ; for a sixieen-year-old size ie
y ar de.
SASHES AND GEMS.
A pretty fashion revived is that of
sashes. They are generally-that is,
the artistic ones-rolded so as to give
an impression of breadth in front, and
tie in the back in a butterfly bow,
'.vuicu boasts long ende. Sometimes
. he satin sashes have the ends heavily
embroidered, the Dresden sash bein j
especially picturesque. The oma*
mental accessories of costumes ara
more and more on the artistically pie*
tnresqne order, and trimmings share
the fancy. Many of the new evening
gowns show' lavish decorations of
jeweled trimmings, and some of them
are really exquisite, while others
border too much on barbario magnifi
cence to suit thoroughly refined tastes.
A lovely trimming consists of pearls
embroidered on white silk gauze,
while another pretty fanoy is that of
spangles in the most delioate tints
combined with pearls, the spangles
imitating small blossoms.
USING OP SLEEVES.
All sleeves are lined with stiff and
crackling material, and when in thea*
tre or opera house, the audience arises
to go-and a thousand obedient escorts
tuok 200*0 sleeves into the sleeves of
wraps the crackling thereof drowns
LADIES' CAPE COLLAR AND MUFF.
This stylish cape collar and mufi,
in Marie Antoinette style, is here
pictured in ermine fur, but astrakhan*
plush, velvet and cloth are the ma
terials usually selected to make up
thesj comfortable accessories for or
dinnry wear, an edging of fur being a
lining and the outside. The pattern
will be found of value in remodeling
old-lashioned fur capes, and great ex
pense is saved when this can be done
at home. These cape collars oan be
worn over basques, jackets, coats, and
will impart a stylish and comfortable
air to tho plainest top garment.
The quantity of 27-inch wide ma
terial required to make the collar for
a medium size is 2? yards; to make
the muff, I yards.
GOWNS AND ETES.
A famous dressmaker has ventured
on a new idea. Let the bright sun
light shine directly in your eyes, and
the predominant color disoerned there
in w?'l be the color to choose for a
gown, irrespective of hair or complex
E OP SERGE AND VELVET.
j ion, when you wish to look most be
j witchiDgly and becomingly arrayed.
In brown eyes shines a sort of grayish
hue, in blue eyes a watery azure, and
in certain eyes a greenish shade.
However, all the tints are purchasable,
and, with the promised results, there
i is no reason not to be beautiful.
FDR TAILS AS ZBQZMCTC.
Fur ic used extensively as a trim
ming for cloth gowns. Aails ara more
m favor than bands, and they are
everywhere, even outlining in part the
gores of some of the new walking
tue flake of rook cocoa is tbs cak?
made from the ground ces.ls,
A THRIVING INDUSTRY OFF TIIK
Hundreds of Men at Work-SenTcn
in- lor tue Spouses in a Saillus
lu Otbor Places.
VTTIM WALLAS, with his back
to the stove in a warehouse
on the river, was telling the
??" gronp of lai?e sailors how he
had fished for sponges off the Florida
Keys. "You see, boys," said he? "you
stick your head in a bucket over the
side of the dingy, and you can seo the
sponges hard fast to the bottom. Then
you'put down your hook and bani
away, and pet . beauty."
"How c you see through a baoketj
Tim?" a^cd one of his friends.
"Becans?j d'ye see, the bucket has
? glass bottom to it, and that's ho lie.
When the light is on the water you
Can't see below the top? can yoa, be
cause the water is a sort of a looking
glass, but you can see under water,
unless you are blind, if you keep your
eyes open. So what do those chaps do
but clap a piece of glass in the bottom j
of a bucket after knocking ont the
wood; and then they stick their heads
in the buckets, with the bails around
their necks, and shove the buckets un
til the glass is Under water; and they
can ree down ten fathoms or more,"
"I mind the time when I was sail
SPONGE FISHING OFF
ing on a fruiter in the Mediterranean*
seeing some Greeks diving for
sponges," said another sailor, "But
tho" /iivnrl fbo\r <\\A onrl AiA TI nf. Rah
the finest sponges in the world come
from that coast and hundreds of men
are worked there. We coasted up and
down in a thirty-ton schooner-rigged
craft, with a broad beam and drawing
but little water. We carried ten men,
including the cook, and four dingies,
Which, you know, are small yawls.
Two men to a dingy was the way we
Were told off, one to skull and one to
hook. The dingies were eighteen feet
long and five feet beam, light and
strong. They are made light because
two men handle them, and they must
be strong and seaworthy because we
worked sometimes in a heavy sea.
"The sculling notch was to one side
of the centre of tho stern, and it was
cut in the end of a short bit of plank
which could be taken off if it was in
: the way. The sponge hooks are made
j of iron, have three prongs and are
: curved. They are about six inches
I wide, and a long pole fits into the
I socket. Ono man, as I said, sculled
! the boat Blowly along, and the other
hunted for the sponges. He used the
I sponge glass and motioned to the man
i in the stern to go this or that way.
When he saw a good sponge he shoved
the hook down over it and fastening
the prongs of the hook in it palled it
from the bottom and into the boat.
"When wo got a boat load we
sculled to the schooner, and the
sponges were piled up on the deck un
I til the 'gurry' ran out of them. The
LOOKING FOB SPONGES.
dricd-up sponges that are sold in tho
drug stores are the skeletons of
the sponges. When they are pulled
from the water they are covered with
a glue-like stuff and filled with slimy
matter. This slimy matter is the
gurry and the sponges are kept on the
deck until this gurry runs away.
Sometimes they are kept aboard two
days, and the man who cannot work
in a smell which is worse than any
down at the stock yards will never be
able to make a living fishing ior
"But you get used to it in time, and
you get so you can tell just when the
spopges should be taken to the sponge
crawls. A sponge orawl is made by
8takingout a space about twelve feet
square in shallow water. The partly
oured sponges are put to soak in the
; crawl and are beaten with clubs and
thns washed out. The water of the
crawl is only two or three feet deep,
! i'ound, the old method of diving is
j and the men who wash them use flat
clubs. Then they are taken out, strung
j on strings, packed in bales and sold.
Sometimes sponges are bleached.
i That makes them white, but hurts tho
"The sheep wool sponge is the best
! sponge, lt is soft, just like velvet,
and strone. Sheep wool sponges nre
sold for natu sponges, but most of
them are nsed ior washing carriages.
The yellow sponge is a good sponge,
but it i? not PO sn rt and strong as the
nbeep wool, and tb? -rass sponga if
. oortst and ch'.':s;^s':." .
The sponge belongs to one of the
lowest orders of animal life. Its skele
ton is a strong fibrous substance, and
th? f"* imal part of it is a gelatinous
matier which fills the pores and cov
ers the entire surface. If this mattel
is not removed within a few hours af
ter the sponge has been torn from th?
rock or stones to whish it was fas
tened it is almost impossible to purify
it. The hooking or harpooning meth
ods used in the Florida and Cuban
fishing grounds are useless when the
sponges lie in deep water.
In-some parts of the Mediterranean
Se?, where very fine sponges are
used. The diver fastens a stone to his
feet and with a long rope in his hand
goes down feet first. Some divers can
remain Under water for three minutes
at a time. They snatch tho sponges
from the bottom, working rapidly as
possible. If lucky the diver fills the
little basket he carries* tugs hard a*
the rope and is drawn to the surface.
Another method employed in sponge
fishing is dredging. The dredge is a
strong, heavy net, from six to eight
ya^ds long and about one yard high.
It ls made of hair cords, with the
meshes about four inches square.
This is dragged along the bottom by a
rope attached to the bowsprit o? a
small sailing vessel. As it passes over
tbs bottom it tears the sponges from
th?ir anchorage and they fall into the
Of late years divers clad in armor
have become common ofi the Greek
coast. They descend in thirty and
iotty fathoms and bring ap the finest
THE FLORIDA COAST.
surgeon, nursery and toilet sponges
and rare cup sponges. After the
sjjpnges are brouerhr. 'ind they
o*A Kn?-' - *
$100 a uczen. 'lue prices ot
sponges have doubled in the last twen
ty years, and sponge experts declaro
thftt they will be still more expensive.
As sponges are sold by weight, dis
honest dealers frequently fill th(*
sponges with sand to inorease the
weight, but this practice is dying out.
Tte practical value of the sponge lies
in its great absorbing capacity and
also is due to tho fact that water soft?
ene the tissues until they become soft
and pliable. Although sponges are
found in all tropical or semi-tropical
waters, the commercial sponges are
confined almost exclusively to the
waters of the southern and western
coast of Florida, the Bahaman archi
pelago and to the Mediterranean and
Bed Seas. The;'sponges, as they are
found in their native waters, vary in
form; some are cup or vase shaped,
others half round, others globular,
some are fan-shaped and some cylin
A Royal Marriage From Tique.
An interesting Btory is being told as
to how the King of Portugal became
engaged. Prince Curios, who was
known at that time as the Duke of
Bragknza, was on the way to Venice
to celebrate his betrothal to the Arch
duchess Marie Valerie, daughter of
the .Austrian Emperor, when, upon
his irjrivu! ?*?< Paris, he reoeived news
thatf Her il^ Highness had
changed her miuu nni,e Prince was
unwilling to return ** a bride,
and sought the advice aeevm Mar
quise] de la Ferronay, an ^ of
the fiunily. Her Ladyship o~ *
him jihe picture of a young girl, who
she said was rich, talented and his
equal in rank. "I will have her, who
ever Bhe maybe," exclaimed Carlos.
"Where can she be seen?" "Accord
ing tt this morning's paper," replied
the Ilarquise, "Her Boyal Highness,
the Princess Amelie of Orleans, ar
ri vea yesterday in Nice." Three day?
laterjthe Duke and Princess met for
the first time, , d shortly afterward
then] betrothal was announced.-Ga
! Blackbirds With Appetites.
If any one has just cause to desire
the total extermination of destructive
birdi E. D. Smith has just ground?
to detest the blackbirds, as he has lost
through them at least 81000 thia year.
Mr. Smith had probably the best crop
of Egyptian corn this year ever grown
in Britte County. He planted fifty
acres, during the proper season and
almolt every hill came up, and the
cornjgrew and flourished until it was
as high as a man's head, and every
stoe? producod fine heads; in fact,
good judges claimed that the yield
wont! average forty bushels to the?
Ml. Smith waited patiently for the
orop'to mature, well pleased with th e
prospects of a bountiful yield. But
judg? of his chagrin when he went out
to viaw the corn a few days ago to find
the ??eld the feeding ground for my
riads of blackbirds and the whole field
deva|tated. The birds had taken the
entire crop as completely as if it had
bc^rnn through a threshing machine.
Biggb (Cal.) Argus.
l);al aud Dumb Couple Converted.
It seems to be a striking compliment
t? fjrvent eloquence, or some othei
peet iar power of persuasion, that
! arno !g the converts made by a revival
j ist H Tekonsah, Mich., recently, were
twoleaf and damb persons, a man and
h? life.- New York Sun.
WEIUIIS 715 l'UUJ?BS.
Leo Whitton, With a Seven-Foot
Waist,CI:iims to Bo the Fattest Man.
"The fattest man in America" is the
way in which Leo Whitton announces
himself. Up to a year ago Leo had
been growing broader, rounder and
moro uncomfortable for the past thir
ty-seven years. He weighs 715 ponnds.
Daniel Lamber!-, the Norfolk giant,
tipped the beam at 729 pounds, scor
ing the world's record.
Mr. Whitton had only just arrived
in town when he wa3 met by a Re
corder reporter yesterday. In ap
pearance he is remarkably like Grover
Whitton's tremendous girth is not
so apparent when he stands, but when
he sits he is startling. His measure
ments are : Height, 5 feet 10 inches ;
neck, 26 inches ; biceps, 28 inches ;
chest, 6 feet ; waist, 7 feet ; thigh, 49
inches j calf, 26 inches. He comes of
a stock noted for fleshiness. He was
born in Northumberland County, On
tario, Canada, of English parents. Up
till tho age of twenty-one yuars he
worked on the farm at home. Then
he went into the butcher business at
Brighton, Ont., which he attended to
up to three years ago, when his extra
ordinary girth rendered it impossible
for him to handle the chopper.
When asked if he had endeavored to
avoid growing so fat Mr. Whitton re
plied that he had tried all remedies.
He has never tasted alcoholic drinks
in hil life. He loses from ten to fif
teen pounds during the summer, but1
A"nn ?nt feel much relief from the
au u tttAiUet.u.cb O l?JUUUW ?U JJUUUI
son street a pair of antlered deer heads
are displayed. The taxidermist says
they.form the greatest curiosity ever
seen in that linc. The antlers aro in
terlocked, and, he says, it is the only
pair in existence with thc heads well
preserved. Other pairs of antlers
have been fonnd tangled together but
he says it was after tbe animals to
which they belonged had long been
dead and nothing but the whitened
skeletons remained. The theory has
always been that the animals had died
thus fighting. The deers of which
this exhibit originally formed a part
were discovered in combat, and with
their hoi ns inseparably tangled.
H. L. Brown, of Albion,' Mich.,
was hunting near Bismarck, North
Dakota, November 15 last, when
he carno upon two Virginia deer
bucks locked in a mortal tangle.
How long they had been thus
he could not say, but it must have
been some time, because they had
plowed np about two acres of ground
in their struggle. They could not
run away and Mr. Brown ended their
struggle by shooting them. Ho. cut
off the heads and sent them to this
city to have them mounted as he
found them. N. Slotkin, tho taxider
mist who prepared them, say the
horns could only be untangled by
breaking them or loosining them from
DEER WITH HORNS TN DEADLOCK.
tb.9 skull, and this was never done, so
they remain as the hunter found
The deer were young bucks of about
the same age, prob ibly two years old.
The taxidermist said if they had been
mounted full figure they would have
been worth more than ?5000. As they
are now, he says, the pair of heads
is worth $500. They belong to the
man who killed them, aud who will
keep them as a trophy of his rare good
luck as a sportsman.-Chicago Chron
The Sawdust Industry.
A growing industry in this city is
the sawdust business. There are at
least five hundred men who make a
living selling sawdust. They have in
vested a capital of over two hundred
thousand dollars and aro now doing a
business of $2,000,000 annually. Forty
yearB ago the lumber mills here were
glad to have sawdust carted away;
twenty-fivo yearB ago it conld bo
bought for fifty cents a load ; now it
brings $3.50 a load at the mills. It is
used in hotels, eating houses, grocer
ies and other business places. It is
wet and spread over the floor in order
to moko tho sweeping cleaner work.
Plumbers use it a great deal about
pipes and buildings to deaden tho
walls and floors. Soda water men and
packers of glass and small articles of
every kind use it, and dolls are stuffed
with it?-New York Advertiser,
"HEAD, BOD! AND LEW*.<
A Winter Night's Game That Will Af
Good games, the Washington Path
finder thinks, are always worth know
ing about, especially those innocent
winter-night games that, with their
funny consequences, offer such real
relief from tho day's cares. No one
wants to make a business of playing
games, bnt the greatest minds are not
above simple diversions, nay, they must
have them. One of the best pastimes
of the kind is the old English game of
"Head, Body and Legs," the origin of
which is lost in the past.
Get a slip of brown paper about two
inches Wide and four inches long, say.
Let the first player draw at the top of
the slip a head, using only the upper
third of the paper. This head may be
that of any imaginable or unimaginable
creature. If its something mongrel
and absurd it's all the funnier. The
first player then folds the paper down
so as to cover up what he has drawn,
bnt leaving the neck extending just
below the fold. He then passes the
slip on to the next player, who in turn
draws a body on the middle third o?.
the paper, joining it to the neck and
then folding the paper just so as to
leave enough of the body showing to
indicate where the legs should join oe.
A third player then adds legs and f sei
to the strange being, to snit his fanoy.
It will add to the fun to have a fourth
player name the portrait.
Finally the paper is unfolded. To
say the least the company will be sur
prised at the queer composite. It may
be that the head and the legs will dis
agree over the direction the creature
is supposed to be fronting. Often
times one of the members will he so
ont of proportion with the rest as to
make the whole effect very ludicrous.
The best way to see the possibilities o2
the game is to try it. You needn't be
an artist to make a success of it, since
the most awkward hand will frequent
ly prodnce the most laughable result?.
The combinations may not always be
so comical, but out of half a dozen
anu ihe larger variety of portraits wm j
increase the entertainment
Moving a Uonse by Water.
A remarkable feat of engineering
has just been successfully accomplished
by a Pacific coast firm. An attorney
named Ernest Sevier is the owner of a
two-story hon so at Arcata, twelve
miles from Eureka. Owing to a de
cline in the value of property at Ar
cata Sevier determined to have the
house moved-to Eurekn, where he in
tended having :it set np on some land
that ho owned.
A firm of contractors undertook to
remove the house intact and set it up,
uninjured, for the sum of 31200. In
THE HOUSE AFLOAT.
case it was unfit for occupancy upon
its arrival they were to receive the
dwelling as their compensation.
The trip was made principally b^
water. To remove the house to tho
edge of the bay was the first difficnlt'
to be overcome, as it necessitated tak
ing the building over "a large dyko
and a marsh. This was accomplished
satisfactorily and the house was trans
ferred to two railroad lighters thau
had been lashed together in readiness
for tho trip.
'Ihe journey by water was com
pleted with the aid of a tug without
accident, and an immense 1 crowd
assembled at Eureka to welcome tho
Amid the cheers of the spectators
and the tooting of steam whistles tho
lighters were mace fast and the house
transferred to land once more, xt
was a comparatively easy matter zu
convey it to its new site and thu
strange engineering feat was accom
plished without any more damajr->
being done to the house than a slight;
cracking of the plaster.
Digestibility ot Apple^^k^^
There is great difference in the cM
gestibility of different kinds of apples!
Some are very rion with hard and solid
pulp, while others are juicy and digesc
easily. The Spitzenberg apples has a
very fine flavor, but it cannot be eaten
by some who can eat at will of varie
ties like the Fameuse. Most of the
sweet apples are hard to digest. Even
when cookod they are tough and do
not break down as sour apples will.
?Respect Old Age."
The Rochester (N. Y.) Union tells
of a seven-year-old boy of that city
who recently got even with his gover
ness. She was obliged to punish him,
ui'*>- which she administered a solemn
sermon for the youngster's benefit.
"Now, Willie," she said, in conclud
ing the lecture, "you must remember
this-that at all times you should re
spect your teacher." Yes'm," sobbed
Willie; "I b'pose I'd ought to respect
you on acooant of your age."
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Wi!! Not Borrow Again.
There are two brother? tn w?~>~?.?
uis new overcoat out In such beastly
weather. His brother had a mackin
tosh, and when the first young man
spied this hanging on the hat rack he
decided to appropriate it for the night
and so save his new overcoat. Without
saying a word to his brother he put on
the waterproof and sallied forth into
tho rain, calculating that ho would save
his new overcoat at least three months'
wear that night. When he came home
he found his brother In their roora.
"Say, old man," ho said, "I used your
"That was all right," said the broth
er, "I got along very well without it."
"You didn't go out this evening, did
you?" asked tho owner of the over
"Yes," answered the owner of the
"Then what did you wear?"
"Your new overcoat."
Badger Dog for His Pet.
At the foot of the middle butte of
the Sweet Grass Hills in Montana
lives a miner named Byron Banner.
He ls practically a recluse, seldom
associating with any neighbors or
even talking to them. He works his
claim all alone, and no one knows
whether he is rich or poor.
Like most recluses he has his pet,
but Banner's pet is so uncommon,
even unnatural that it deserves to be
put on record. This pet, says the
Dupuyer Acantha ,is a badger-dog.
The animal is small and has the feet
and legs of a badger while the body
resembles a dog.
Its claws have to be trimmed every
few months, as they grow out of all
proportions to the foot. When it
walks lt has the peculiar waddle of
the badger. Its bark is somewhat
similar to that of the lapdog. It will
bite savagely when teased, but is
otherwise perfectly docile.
A cross between a wolf or coyote
and a dog Is not uncommon, nor is it
so much of a freak, since they belong
to the same family. But a cross be
tween different families, as the dog
and badger, is something for natural
ists and evolutionists to think about
The Danger of Bread.
A Boston dentist tells the follow
ing story: Within tho past year he
has had come to him for professional
treatment four Swedish girls. The
teoth in each of those young women
wkBve really crumbling away. And
Hkj- ? In their native country,where
^^Swedish bread is baked at inter
vals during tho year and hung on
poles to dry and harden, the teeth
had their proper exercise. But when
these girls became subject to "Amer
ican civilization, " and were obliged
to eat the pap and pastry in homes
whera moro ti ?no is devoted to cater
ing to the taste than to linding out
the needs and requirements of the
body, tho masticating of food was no
?longer a necessity, and the teeth,
finding they were of no moro service,
decided to fake themselvesoutof the
There are seven surnames in Ashan
tee corresponding to tiie days of the
week, as follows: Ivwasie indicate* a
man born on Sunday, Kudjoe on Mon
day, Kwabina on Tuesday, Kwaku on
Wednesday. Yao on Thursday, Kofi)
on Friday, and Kwandoa on Saturday.
These are all accented on' the liuaj