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THOS. J. ADAMS, PROPRIETOR. ' "~ EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 1897. _YOL. LXII. NO. 12.
.?WHEN LOVE COMES KNOCKING
AT THE OATE."
When LOTO comes knocking st thy gate,
Bid htm at once depart.
He will be patient, and will walt
The bidding ot thy heart.
Tell him he knockoth there ia vain.
That he may ne'er come tn.
jio'll smiling len ve-but come again,
Thy loving heart to win.
Then when at la t he knocks In tears,
Oh, open wide love's gate.
He'll soon forget hts foolish fears,
And vow 'twas sweet to walt!
-William H. Gardner.
WON BY WAITING.
IS one of the turret
rooms of Kelzen
berg oastle, a
young girl ar
rayed in a sim plo
dress and white
apron, sat sewing
tho sound ot foot
steps she paused
her work ; at
tho sight of a
in uniform she
there was nothing in Albreoht von
Beitzenberg's appearance to annoy
her; on tho contrary, he was young,
very goo l looking, tall, and of digni
"Will you allow me to come in?" he
asked, standing on the threshold.
The girl took up her work again.
"You ?an come in if you wish," she
He walked across the room. "I have
a proposal to make for you, Baroness
Irma. Will you give me your atten
tion for a little while?"
She looked at him indignantly ; she
had a sweet oval face and deep gray
""I prefer not to listen to you,
"I thought you would say so!"
(there was something like a ring of
triumph in his voice), but indeed my
proposal is very harmless. Let us
come to eu understanding."
There was uncertain distrust in her
"?fes," continued the young officor,
"I know that you have every reason
to be offended. You have been most
"I have been invited to this house
under false pretenses. I carno be
cause I thought that the visit would
give pleasure to Frau von Wolde, who
fills, or is supposed to fill, the place
of my mother. I am f err v to speak
disrespectfully of your cousin, bnf-"
"Not at a
right, and n.
Wolde,, is in t
from thc bes 1
about it no\
COlUlU TT 1 ?li 4*
debts, in mar
Irma von Bucl
her majority, v
so large a for ti
of her pen. Nay, hear me out ; this
lady was to havo been kept in igno
rance of the plan, but that the friend
aud chaperon could not resist the tem
tatiou of giving her a hint as to how
matters staud, after she had become
the guest of tho castle. Is this so?"
"Yes." She stood by bia Bide now
and the sunlight just touched the
coils of her auburn hair. "I have
beeu deceived, cruelly deceived."
"Under tho circumstances nothing
remains for me but to give you tho
opportunity of expressing your opinion
as to this tyrannous family compact
even more dooidedly than you have
done already. Baronets Irma of
Buchow, will you consent to give me
your hand in marriage?"
"Count Albrecht of Beifzenberg, I
thank you for the honor which you
havo ?hewn me. I will not."
They stood facing each other, and
as Irma looked at her strange wooer
ehe saw a faint smilo in his eyes. Her
own anger wr.s beginning to evapo
rate; he really was behaving well,
considering that the Beitzenbergs
wore renowned for their hasty tem
"You admit," she said, after a pause,
"that I have been awkwardly placed."
"I admit that you bave been inhos
pitably, abominably treated ! I blush
to "ii uk that a member of onr family
could have dreamed of such a soborne.
In order to show you how penitent I
am, now that 1 have receivei my dis
missal, I will immediately leave the
house and rid you of my presence."
"If you do that, Count Albrecht, I
shall bo worse off than ever. Yon
don't know your cousin, Frau von
Wolde. She will insist upon my re
maining here for three mouths, RS was
arranged ; ehe will reproach me for
your absence, she will nrguo and mako
one dislike you more than ever, if-"
His good humor was irresistible;
she burst into a merry laugh.
For another half hour tho rejected
suitor remained in conversation with
the heiress, and at the eudof that'timo
tbey, too, had made a plot. Albrecht
was to remain at the castle, he and the
Baroness Irma wero to pretend to be
on amicable terms, and the two con
spirators (the count aud the chaperon)
were not to learn until the last day of
the visit had expired that their hopes
"I will endeavor to make your visit
as little irksome to you as possible,"
explained th9 heir of Beitzenberg;
"and we eau behave as if there were
no enmity between us."
"Yes," (tht.ro was still a little doubt
iu her voico and manner,) "I think
that I can trust you."
"Come," he said gently, "Baroness
Irma, is it a truce between us signed
He took her hand iu his, and bend
ing over it, raised her fingers to his
The roaster of the castle was the
first to begin hostilities. One day,
ioward the end of the three months'
visit. Irma came into the drawing
room to find the whole party awaiting
her arrival, and in an instant she per
ceived that something was wrong.
Frau von Woldo had been shedding
teais, the old count's brow was clouded
with anger, and Albrecht!-Irma
hardly dared to look at him,so changed
was his aspect. It was too cleir that
iho termination o? the pleasant com
p*nionship of the last few weeks was
to be war.
"My dear Baroness Irma," said the
count, advancing to meet his yoong
guest with ceremonious politeness, "I
am exceedingly pleased to see you.
Your visit here has given me great
satisfaotion. Yon honored this house
with your presence, with the full con
sent of your guardian and my esteemed
cousin, Frau von Wolde. I had hoped,
not without grounds, that the friend
ship between you and my heir was
gradually ripening into a deeper and
moro lasting feeling. The allianco is
one which must give satisfaotion to all
interested in our families. Imagine
our distress on hearing to-day from my
nephew that you have refused his pro
posal of marriage."
lima looked toward Count Albrecht ;
something that she read in his wrath
ful mien made her hesitate as she an
swered: "It is quite true; we are
friends, and nothing more."
"It cannot be, my dear young lady,
that so young a maiden should have
given away her preference without
the consent or knowledge of her
guardian? Answer me candidly; are
your affections already engaged ?"
The color surged into Irma's cheeks
and left them again. She glanced at
Frau von Wolde. There was no helj)
for her there. "This is a question
which you have no right to ask, Count
Beitzeaberg, and which I refuse to
answer. I n.ust beg you to excuse
"The Baroness Buchow is right!"
burst in Albrecht. "She has suffered
enough at our hands already. She
shall not be thwarted in her will. If
she honors me with her friendship, I
accept it gratefully. Listen to me,
my uncle, I refuse to be a party to
He rose and held the door wide
open. There was no smile on his face
now ; his eyes were full of trouble as
they rested on hers. He did not offer
to take her hand in farewell. He
stood there in mute distress as she
passed by-a fair, girlish figure, in
her white dress, her laces and blue
ribbons-and sho passed him without
a word. The truce between them was
The forest spread its wide wings
even as far as the castle garden. Irma
loved the green paths and quiet
shades, and here she came with her
book the morning aftor her interview
with the count, and pretended to
read. But though she kept her eyes
on the pages, she read there only
Count Albrecht's parting words-he
accepted her offer of friendship grate
fully. Driven to bay, as it were, in
order to savo her, that was what be
had said. During the lost three
months ?hfl had come to nndprat?"^
, cantering and foaming on
its way. On the further side of tho
stream was a tract of open country,
dotted with clumps of trees and under
wood and bright with heather. The
stepping stones were half covered with
water to-day ; the current was running
fiercer than its wont. ?he bethought
herself of a rustic bridge a few yards
Tho bridge hung high ia the air,
supported by rough pine stems; it
was picturesque but a fragile affair.
Half way across Irma put her hand on
the rail-how noisy the stream was !
-it snapped off at her touch, one
wooden plank tottered under her feet,
another fell with a splash into the
water below. Sho had plenty of
courage; ehe was light and active.
She knew, moreover, that she could
easily leap that formidable-looking
gap and gain the bank. She was
about to make the attempt when she
was stopped by a peremptory shout :
"Gently, gently ! Jump from that
projecting stem ; it is safe !"
She looked up ; on the edge of tho
heather-covered rock stood Albrecht
She paused uncertain, half inclined
to retrace her steps. Perceiving her
hesitation, he raised his voioe and
shouted still louder above the clamor
of the rushing waler:
"Can you hear me, Baroness Irma?"
She nodded assent.
"Step there-to the left. Do not
look back !"
Involuntarily she obeyed. He held
out his arms, the gulf yawned between
them, he could be of no help.
"The stem will bear your weight.
Do not be in too great a hurry."
("Why doos ho look so grave?"
thought Irma: "is he still angry?")
"I had better return the way I
came. Count Albrecht. Do not trouble
on my account."
"No ; do as 1 direct you. You see
which is the best place to stand? Drop
yonr book, it might be in your way,
and jump as far as you can. Now !"
Ono spring, and Irma was safe on
the moss heather, while the plank on
which she had thought to stand slipped
slowly but surely into the foaming
water. Albrecht held her hands clasped
"Thank heaven that you are safe !"
he cried. "Oh! Irma, my Irma, I
could not stop you. I came just too
late for that I could only look on in
agony. Are you frightened? Are
"I am not hurt. I did not know
that it was dangerous ; I did not, in
Sho saw him turn pale at the
thought of her ' peril, and the tears
which sho had not shed for herself fell
fast for his distress.
"The bridge should have been de
stroyed long ago ; it shall be done to
day. I did not dare to join you, or to
speak till yon had passed the worst. If
you had been killed-ah! I cannot
bear to think of it-I should never
have known another day's happiness,
and it would have been my fault
mine 1 How could I let you wander
ab jut alone when I was longing to be
with you? My Irma, my best-beloved!
Thank heaven that I have you safe at
last. Surely we have played at hoing
friends and onemies long enough?
Look at me and say that you lovo
When he had raado her an offer of
marriage three long months ago she
h?.d been ready with her refusal. Now, j
when lier whole heart was his, sh
could And no words amid her tears ex
oept, "I lovo you ! I love you 1"
It was enough for him. "My bride,
my wife!" he said, and hold her in hu
The green ftr.13 rustled and wbis
pered, the beechen tossed their boughi
in the sunlight, the red squirrel)
played in the oak trees, tho whoh
wood was full of life and joy at thal
moment when the lovera plighted theil
troth. -Woman at Home.
Corn-Stalk Armor for Battleship?.
A new scheme has been devised foi
the protection of men-of-war, which,
if put into operation, will make tf?ese
look even more cumbersome than thej
do at present. This now plan involves
no additional Harveyized steel or fur
ther coating of seventeen inch armor
to protect the ship from hostile guns.
Upon the other hand, the new armor
is to be made of no less a substance
than corn stalks. With a covering of
this substance, chopped fine and
pressed into a hard, solid mass, it is
said that no man-of-war can be sunk.
Shot and shell may go through her,
her bottom may bo ripped open by
torpedoes, and she may even have a
hole punched in her sido by a ram,
and yet float. This marvel is to bo ac
complished by the simple action of
The water having once gained access
to the corn-stalk armor, which lies
along the whole outside of the 6hip
under a thin covering of steol, the
vegetable sacking swells so rapidly as
to soon close the hole. Tests made by
naval officers have shown that this
ourious corn-stalk packing, when once
wet, swells with a force that is irre
The firm of Cramps, the great ship
builders, has purchased tho patents
on this new process.
Cut up into hugo slabs, like the
steel armor which is made at the Car
negie works, this vegetable substance
will be loaded on freight cars and
shipped from the agricultural districts
where corn is plentiful to tho sea
board. There it will be packed and
eorewed into place in the sides of out
According to the plans which have
been drawn np this curious substance
?3 to be placed outside of the heavy
armor of our men-of-war from a .dis
tance about eight feet above tho water
line to the keel on both sides, lt will
run from stem to stern, thus covering
the whole eubmerged portion of the
Seen from the outside you would
not know a corn-clad vessel when you
saw one, as the vegetable armor would
be protected by a steel covering that
is to be made waterproof. The corn
armor wi}), howa^cr :3J? TT;--\V.
Oaa U UUbUlai UiylOIUU kV UUUUUJJ,
and when he caught his first glimpse
of the great swaying globe he uttered
a growl of disapproval, and would
have flad but for tho restraining hand
of his master, A. Hirbour.
After awhile he was induced to ap
proach tho balloon. Ho put his hoad
over tho side of tho baskot and snuffed
longingly at a small box of honey on
tho car's bottom. Presently the limit
of temptation was reached, and a mo
ment later tho big animal was in the
basket licking the honey vigorously.
When Bruno was in the car the rope
was loosened and tho balloon shot up
ward, It had gone but a few feel
when the black head of tho bear was
seen peering over the 6ide, and the
movements of tho our indicated that
he was wabbling about in consterna
tion and wishing ho was out.
A rope was attached to the balloon
so that it could not rise above 3000
feet. As the balloon floated close to
the top of a big cottonwood tree
Bruno grabbed at its branches. The
balloon, with Bruno, floated around
in the air for some timo and finally
settled on the shore of Crystal Lake.
When Mr. Hirbour came up Bruno
was seated in a cornfield eatiug corn,
the abandoned car of tho balloon fast
in a neighboring tree. Bear and bal
loon were uninjured.
Brnno has been taught to dance,
wrestle and do other tricks, lt was
Mr. Hirbour's intention to transform
Bru'-0 into steaks and roasts, but ow
ing to the remarkable intelligence he
has displayed the death sentence has
been revoked, and Brnno may now live
as long as he behaves himself.
Thc Papal Anny.
The Pope's army is divided into five
separate bodies-the Noble Guard, the
Swiss Guard, the Palatino Guard, the
gendarmes and the fire brigade. The
Noble Guard is composed of fifty
young members of the Roman nobil
ity. Tho Swiss Guard is 100 strong,
and the men aro selected for their
youth and strength. They guard the
doors and entrances of tho Vatican.
The Palatino Guard is raised from
among tho citizens of Rome, and is
only called ont on special occasions.
The gendarmes number 100, and are
recruited from ex-soldiers of the
Italian army, specially recommended
by Itnlinn bishops for their religious
fidel i. y .i'iJ fervor. The firemen num
ber thirty, and are always in the Vati
can. The Pope's army bas its special
daily journal, tho Fedolta Cattolica. -
New lorie Mail and Express.
Monkey as au Imitator.
At Cheltenham, England, thero live;
a retired Admiral and his wife, whe
have a favorite monkey. One day re
cently the lady, hearing a strange
noise in the dining ; jora, looked in tc
see what it was. The sight which mei
her eyes was a ludicrous one.
Seated in tho armchair, with the
Admiral's smoking cap on his head
and the Admiral's spectacles on his
nose, was the monkey, and in his hand
was tho open newspaper, which he
shook and patted, whiio he jabbered
and gesticulated with great emphasis
at the cat, which lay bliuking on th?
It was a clever and carefully studied
imitation of tho testy old Admiral's
tone and manner when reading to hit
wife some passages from tho newspapei
which excited his wrath or indigna
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THOS. J. ADAMS, PROPRIETOR. ' "~ EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 1897. _YOL. LXII. NO. 12.
fali-fledgccl cadet, with a prospect of
being graduated from the school in
four years. The camp trial is tho
THE BATTLE MONUMENT.
most severo test, and iho man who
goes through the ordeal of the peculiar
hazing to which tho pleb is subjected,
who can control himself sufficiently
to take it all in the proper spirit, who
can keep up with his studies in the
mean time and acquire tuffieient
rudimentary knowledge of military
matters to satisfy his instructors,
shows himself well qualified for tho
work which will follow and for the
positions of trust and responsibility
to which he may be called later.
It does not matter who tho man is,
whether he is the son of a Senator,
a Qeneral, a diplomat, or a black
smith, whether rich or poor, bo is a
pleb with tho plebs, and no power can
save him from making love to a broom
stick in the presence of a lot of upper
class mon if they decide that bo shall
do so, no inQuenco can gain for him
the privilege of sitting in tho presence
of an upper class man unless that man
asks him to do so, and his ancestry,
station or future prospects would avail
him little if he failed to "sir'* the
and at hours when they aro tho least
expected. Ho is treated by men who
were possibly his friends a short time
before he carno to tho Academy iu a
manner which is worse than indiffer
ence, and many a poor fellow, think
ing it all over, and realizing that for
two years he must romain on thc
reservation, with no hopo for one
day's vacation, has clenched his fists
in anger and consented to remain only
because tho hardship of it all was
better than the brand of cowardice
with which he would be mnrkcu if ho
left. When the man least expects it,
a number of upper class men may
come into his tent and sit down where
they can find a place. Ho must stand,
and then may come an order to tell a
story about his travels in India or Ice
land or New Jersey, to go through tho
manual of erma with a lead pencil, to
stand on one foot while ho names thc
principal rivers in South America or
the capitals of tho Territories in the
United States. Then thero are cer
tain calisthenic exercises for which
the upper class men have a great likiog
when they are performed by a pleb,
and men have been kept busy per
forming these exercises by their
tyrannizers until they were exhausted.
The new man worries along and
works and plods to keep up with the
required standard in mathematic.-?,
English Btudies, French and military
discipline. He becomes a housekeeper,
also. He must learn to take care of
his room and his outfit. Tho rules
prescribe that he shall have two pairs
of uniform shoes, six pairs of white
gloves, two sets of white belts, eight
white shirts, two night shirts, twelve
collars, eight pairs socks, eight pairs
summer drawers, eight pairs for win
ter, six handkerchiefs, six towels, one
clothes bag, made of ticking, one
clothes brush, ono hair brush, ono
tooth bruah, one comb, one mattress,
ono pillow, two pillowcases, four
sheets two blankets, one quilted bed
cover, one chair, one tumbler, one
trunk, one account book and one
basin. He is commanded by regula
tion immediately after reveilb to hang
up his extra clothing, to put such
articles in the clothes bag as it is in
tended to contain, and to arrange his
bedding and all his other effects in the
prescribed order. He may not, ac
cording to the regulation, keep in his
room any of the implements used in
chess, backgnmmon or any other
game, and ho must obtain a permit
before any map, picture or piece of
writing cen be posted or attached in
any way to the walls of his room.
When camp season comes again
many of the pleb.s of tho last camp
season knve disappeared ; some de
parted before the camp closed, otkors
could not stand tho strain of work
during tho winter mouths, some failed
to pass the January examinatione, and,
with tho others who fell by thc way
side, they went back to their homes,
smaller, possibly, than they were when
they rec.ived their appointment, and,
although in ninny instances it may
have taken argument to convince peo
ple of the fact, ill-health is usually
given as the cause for a chango iu the
plans which had a generalship for
their object only a few months before.
For those who have remained in the
institution a new era is about to bo
gin. At the Juno exercises the plebs
are allowed to make their debut.
Their bearing has become manly and
soldierly by that tune, they have ac
quired BO much of the soldier in thc
year past that they do not resemble
the boys of that time, and parents and
friends who come to tho Academy
hardly know them. They feel a prido
in the fact that they havo lived
through their year of plebdom, and
no one greets them moro heartily as
they enter tho domain of tho upper
class men than the yearlings who are
about to shake the dust of their con
dition from their boots and enter the
more dignified sphere of second-class
men. With the graduation hop the
pleb's time of probation ceases. The
upper class man goes so far as to se
cure partners for him, and between
the smiles of pietty girta, the release
from thraldom, tho consciousness of
having wou tho respect of the older
mon, and his anticipation of his good
time in camp with the new men, the
yearling's cup of happiness is nearly
But tho hop lasts oniy a few hours,
the camp season soon ends, and then
begins tho work ac>ain-harder than
the year before and moro of it. Not
only drill regulations, discipline and
all matters pertaining to the science of
war must be studied and mastered,but
higher mathematics, French and
Spanish and literature mast be grappled
with and they keep every moment of
the cadet's time employed. It is ab
solutely impossiblo for a man to keep
up with his class unless he works
hard, and the class as a whole would
fall behind if the work were not con
To be convinced of the primo condi
tion of the cadets one must see them
at a meal in the large mess hall,known
as Grant Hall. Tho sonior cadet cap
tain is superintendent of the hall, and
sits at a table facing the door sur
rounded by his staff. The cadets march
to the hall and aro divided when they
reached there into squads correspond
ing to the tables iu the mess hall.
Each equad is accompanied by an offi
cer.who is responsible for the behavior
of tho men at the table, lt is a matter
of course that thc man who carves, who
does all tho work and who is served
last is a pleb. The hall is decorated
with tho portraits oi graduates who
have won fame since they left the in
?'iijv MIC:U i_uii.iii.iuu.
To be a cadet and a late riser is an
impossibility. The hours for daily
duty are laid down as follows : Reveille
at 5.30 a. m., and G a. m. on Sunday ;
police call, five minutes after reveille;
surgeon's call, fifteen minutes after
reveille; breakfast call, thirty min
utes after reveille.
After breakfast tho cadets have a
few minutes in which to "brush up,"
and at 8 o'clock they are called to
quarters for 6tudy and recitation.
They have dinner at 1 o'clock. From
2 till -i o'clock moro study and recita
CHArEIi AT WEST TOINT.
tion, and then comes evening parade,
after which the battalion marches to
supper. After sapper they have
thirty minutes, and are then called to
quarters for study until 10 o'clock,
whoa "taps" is sounded, and the sig
nal for "lights out" finds tho cadets
tired and ready for sleep.
On Wednesday and Saturday after
noons tho cadets have no duties to
perform, and unless they have been
guilty of some slight infraction of tho
rules they may take a rest. But a
peep into tho courtyard of the bar
racks on these afternoons will con
vince the visitor that all cadets aro
not angels. While their companions
are at ease, those who have trans
gressed must pace up and down a cer
tain part of the yard accoutred and
armed the same as n regular infantry
man on sentry duty, and if the gray
walls were transparent they would dis
close to view also some who must suf
fer for their miscouduct by being cou
fined to their rooms. The strictest
discipline, the severe course and the
high standard required are tho causes
for depleting the ranks of the cadet
corps, and it is cstimuted that about
sixty per cent. oE those who are fully
accepted as cadets drop ont before
the lour years' term is completed.
Those who remain and are gradu
ated receive a cash capital ol $192 to
start with. Out of the $510 ft year
which is placed to the credit of every
cadet $1 is taken every month and
kept for him, and at tho end of his
term at West Point ho receives it in a
lump sum. Tho purpose of the ar
rangement is to place tho young officer
r.ut of need ami to enable him to buy
his officer's outfit. Tho $510 a year
which a cadet receives from tho Gov
ernment never reaches him in the
shape of money. His account is sim
ply credited with the amount, and
against this charges aro made for his
clothing, books, board, laundry and
all incidental expenses, and the great
problem is how to keep ont of debt.
To buy nuything with money of his
own is au impossibility, because a
cadet is kept penniless, aud one of tho
regulations proscribes that no cadet,
nhall apply tor or receive money or
any other tuppiies from his parents or
from any person whomsover without
permission of tho Superintendent.
The thiid and fourth years in the
caderny nro eqrlally severo ; but the
len who have outlived the hardships
f the preceding terras aro likely to
urvive and aro finally graduated and
lieir names sent to the War Depart
lent, with the recommendation of
lio Acadomio Hoard for commission in
KISSING THE BI ULE.
looks Which Lips of Presidents
Touched When Sworn In.
The Bible on which McKinley took
he oath of office as President of the
'nitcd States is an unusually hand
ame and costly copy of the Testa
?ents made especially for the occasion
i Ohio and presented to the new
resident by Bishop Arnett, of Wil
erforce College, a colored institution
i the Buckeye Stato, on behalf of the
frican Methodist Episcopal Church,
ts covers are of clue morocco with
?tin linings, white satin panels and
ilt edges, with a gold plato in tho
enter, and is engraved with tho fol
iwing inscription: William McKin
ay, President of the United States of
merica, Inaugurated March 4, 1897.
The book on which ho was sworn
i to the highest office within the gift
I BLE OX WHICH M'KINLEV TOOK THE OATH.
f the people was a matter of quito
ecided sentiment with President
leveland. Mr. Cleveland asked the
rivilege of being sworn on a little
Bd Bible which had been given to
im by his mother in his boyhood,
hen he first left thc family rooftree,
ud he took the oath at the beginning
f both of his presidential terms on
lis took, which he treasures fondly.
The custom, however, has been for
iie United States Supremo Court to
amish the Bible on which the Presi
ent takes his official oath, and this
radition has been carried out by the
lerk of the court ever since that tri
unal was established, except on the
wo occasions when President Cleve
ihle. Justas tnciu...
igton was announced to Congress,
hancellor Livingston discovered that
jere was no Bible in tho building,
fe was Master of St. John's Lodge
o. 1 of Free Masons, and happened
> remember that there was n Bible in
ie lodge room. A messenger was?
uickly sent to bring tho book, and it
i preserved to the present day among
[ie relics of the lodge.
A New Bicycle Gnuie.
A new bicycle game, or rather a game
'hieb can be played on wheels, has
itely been evolved by a cycling
It is called tho royal game and re
?iros a court or field, divided into
Heys. Two teams of nine riders each
?ko part and tho field is divided into
right and left field, with the courses
balked out plainly. An alleyway, con
ducted of ropes or cables, extends
rom the upper to tho lower field on
tie division lino between the right and
sit field. Cables also form two up
ight sides between which the play
?heel rolls and is driven backward or
Drward by tho riders in passing at
ny point between the lower and
pper field. The play wheel is a single
icycle rim, having a four-and-one
alf-inch pneumatio tire.
The idea of tho game is to drive this
lay wheel from tho centre field,
brough attack of opponents, to a goal
head, the riders using sticks especial
ly made for the game. The ends of
tie alleyways are the goals for the re
Players ride in single file and always
?role to the left. Thus the two trains
re constantly meeting and passing
ach other in opposite directions on
tie upper sides of the alleyway.
Boyal is a game requiring swift
?ding and much skill and a novice
rould scarcely venture to form one of
The Sea Gu'ls.
Tho big sea gulls, such as are seen
bout the harbor through the winter,
ome from further north in the fall,
nd late in the spring they go north
gaiu, or far ont to sea when the
reather is cooler and tho fish upon
rhich the gulla feed are more abnn
lant. There are many fishes that
eek deeper, cooler waters in the 6um
aer, and the gulls follow them. There
re smaller gnlls, however, commonly
ailed bluefish gulle, that remain out
ide the harbor nil bummer.-New
That Fellow Feeling.
Looking at the "Stn(feel Animals.''
MOTHERS READ THIS.
1 For Flatulent Colic, Diarrhea, Dysen
tery, Nausea, Coughs, Cholera In
fantum, Teething Children, Cholera
Ilorbus, Unnatural Drama from
the Bowels, Pains, Griping, Loss of
Appetite, Indigestion and all Dis
eases of the Stomach and Bowels.
PITT'S CARMINATIVE .
[ls the standard. It carries children over1
thc critical period of teething, andi
is recommended hy physicians as
thc friend of Mothers, Adults and
Children. It is pleasant to thc taste,
and never fails to give satisfaction.
A few doses will demonstrate its eu
USedative virtnes. Price, 25 eta. peri
ottlc. For sale by druggists.
THE IDEAL FARM.
According to my own idea, tho ideal
farm is one of small or moderate size,
all paid for, with good buildings, neat
surroundings, ornamental shrubbery
about the buildings, fruit trees in tho
background or near by, a good sized
garden well cared for aud the fields
managed on the intensive system.
It is also the surest and safest to
pursue what is termed diversified
farming, so as to have a variety of
products to sell at different seasons of
the year, and thus bo able to keep
square with grocer and blacksmith. A
little to sell often is moro convenient
than a large quantity at one time, so
far as the use of it is concerned.
Whenever the farmer goes to town
he ougbt to be able to take along como
thing to sell ; and if ho has a few pri
vate families as customers, it will be
better thau if ho is obliged to dispose
of his load at tho store.-Farm, Field
MOLASSES FOR FATTENING.
Molasses is now much used in Oar*
man> for fattening cattle and sheep,
the consumption during the season of
1894-95 having been noi less than
100,000 tons. The British consul at
Stettin mentions that some difficulties
have had to be overcome. Much of
the raw molasses sold has less than the
fifty per cont, of sugar contained on
leaving the original factory, while a
more serious matter has been to find a
suitable substance to mix with the
- *. " ??nntpraftt fcrtA n nr fri nc 2f?
AN INGENIOUS TABLE.
An ingenious statistician has drawn
ap a table to show how many eggs the
various kinds of domestic fowls lay
per annum, and how many of the eggs
go to the pound :
Geese, 4 to the lb. ; 30 per annum.
Polish, 9 to the lb. ; 150 per annum.
Bantams, 16 to the lb. ; 100 per an
Hamburghs, 9 to the lb. ; 200 per
Turkeys, 5 to the lb. ; 30 to 60 per
Gamo Fowl, 9 to the lb. ; 160 por
Leghorns, C to the lb. ; 200 per an
Plymouth Books, 8 to tho lb. ; 150
Langshans, 8 to tho lb. ; 150 per an
Brahmas, 7 to tho lb. ; 130 per an
Ducks, 5 to tho lb. ; 30 to 60 per
A writer in a farm paper tells bo*
she makes robes of sheepskins. Sho
says : I take three sheepskins (black
ones), wash them thoroughly with
soap, having soaked them over night
to get the blood out of them, spread
thom out and sprinkle one-half to
three-fourths of a pound of alum, well
pulverized, on each one (a largo buck
with heavy pelt would require one
pound ol alum). Then sprinkle two
thirds of a tinful of salt uuiformily on
the alum, double skin over along tho
back, putting flesh to flesh and titting
one side to the other, and roll up.
Let them lie twenty-four hours. It is
well to turn them upside down so that
the ?lum and salt may all dissolve.
Hang them up to dry. As they dry,
stretch the pelt often, so as to keep
them soft. When dry the flesh may bo
rubbed smooth and soft with pumice
stone. To dress the wool hang the
skin over a rail and beat with a stick.
A horse card may be used lightly also.
I straighten the broadest one across
the butt, then the right and left sides
of the other two, and sew them to
gether; then I straighten "them all
:i .-ross the butts and sew onto the
broadest one. White skins may be
colored any ?bade with analine dyes,
the quantity depending on the color
desired. Thc skins should bc clean and
clear of grease m order to tan, also to
tako color. Dissolve the dye with
boiling water and let it cool to 100 or
110 degrees, .or until you can bear
your hand in it-the hotter ibo better
it will take, so that it does not burn
the skin. This is a practical method,
though I suppose a fine piece of work .
would require nn expert. Moro than
three skins make too clumsy a roba
for buggy or sleigh, end for a handy
robe the wool should not be too long.
Such a robe, if lined aud bordered
?vith red flannel, pinked or scalloped,
a a fair substitute for a buffalo robe.
Cat Rides to Fires.
Thc Torrent Fire Engine Company,
nf San Francisco, has a pet cat which
?ttends tires. It is Dick's custom to
deep upon the driver's seat ou the en
gine, nnd when au H'arui is sounded he
nestles beside the driver nnd rides to
tho tire. lu the past eight ye.tra he
hus missed but few alarms.