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THOS. 1 ADAMS. PROPRIETOR.
EDGEE?ELD, S. C., THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 1892.
VOL. LVII. NO. 13.
COU HAG F.
How strange this conflict of our dally life,
Thia haman life, with all its love? and pains;
With all its heavy losses and its gains,
With all its joys, and nil its grief and strife.
A nation straggles thro' mistake and sin,
Brava lives are lost and fiercer grows the
thro' darle, sad years mea grope toward the
And thro* the olouds they see the dawn be
Bise ap, my soul, to fight thine own good
For eveiywhore ls victory born of palo,
Bise o'er the ashes of thy passions slain,
Be strong to bear and to endure, O iwart!
*-0. E. Bancroft, in Youth's Companion.
MYSTERY OF THE SEA.
TROPICAL night oa
the Pacific ! The sky
is studded with
stare, which are mir
rored in the vost
is just enough air to
keep the Dolphin
moving at a quiet
rate, and the passer.
^-4n?r^>^ ger? are gathered on
V <fY*^y deck to enjoy . the
fl matchless evening.
A short distance away stand'two
lovers-Edmund Prescott and Flor
ence Harris-looking ont upon the
ooean and meditating and conversing
upon the scene.
. "How different this sky ircm oar
northern firmament!" remarked the
latter, after a pause. "I can hardly
reoognize my favorite constellation.
The Southern Cross is beautiful, but
then I mies the others. Ursa Major
has entirely disappeared, and as lor
the Minor Bear scarce a star of him is
At this observation, whioh was in
tended for no particular ears, Adol
phus Fitzgibbon aroused himself.
"Aw-what's that, Miss Harris?
Aw! have yon seen bears at sea?"
"Tes, and monkeys, too," was tho
quick but good-natured reply.
All of us laughed, while Fitzgibbon
looked very silly, then grinned huge
ly, then seemed to meditate some
scathing witticism, then concluded he
would not, and stretched ont upon
his side with his back toward the
lovers, and pretended to, or really
did, fall asleep within the next fifteen
I was reclining on the deok, about
a dozen feet from where the lovers
stood-not with any intention of lis
tening to their words, bat simply be
cause I ha'*~~t*to? mv position first,
and was to
had boen '.
was now re .
spall of sic
I was la -
puffing tit V.
~ %nd gjuun.
sTiwrs as tb /
I was in th
half-asleep ? .
only the m_i - .
me, as one hears the faint soo*?* c.
I pr?same I had lain thus for nearly
an hour, and my cigar had burned al
most to my mouth, while the long
column of ashes was still unbroken,
when something struck my ear like
the sound of a bell. It was not until
I bad heard it several times that it
seemed really to affect my sensos.
All nt once I gave a start, the ashes
dropped upon my bosom, and I arose
to & sitting position and gazed around
"Hark!" said I; "didn't you hear
"Just what I have been trying to
make Edmund believe!" laughed
Florence Harris. "He persisted in
not believing it."
"Listen !" I Faid, raising my hand.
And immediately there fell a death
And while thus intently listening,
there came across the sea, faint bat
distinct, the soft, distant sound of a
bell. We scarcely breathed for a
minute. The strange, solemn sound
was repeated at regular intervals, as
if swung by tho hand of some ex
hausted sufferer, or tolled by the swell
of the ooean.
The captain by this time had rp
proached and stood in the attitnde of
"We must be near the land," I ven
tured to say, rather in the form of an
inquiry than that of an assertion.
"No, sir," responded the captain.
"The nearest island is ? good 800
miles away, and this doesn't come
from there, I should think."
"What can it be?" asked several in
the same breath.
"The sound comes from that direc
tion," said Florence Harris, pointing
toward the equator.
"Perhaps it is on board a ship," I
"Don't think it is," replied the cap
tain, with a shake of the head.
"What oan it be?" asked Florence.
To this no one ventured to reply
for several moments. In the mean
time the tolling of the bell had be
come quite distinct, and Adolphus
Fitzgibbon gave a yawn, a groan, a
kick, and awoke.
. "Aw-yes-aw-I was about to sug
gest-aw-that the tea-bell should
ring-aw-aw-aw!" he stammered,
confusedly riping to his feet, and
pitching back and forth. Then, see
ing us all in the attitude of attention,
ho asked, "What-aw-tho do oe o is
"It's the Bell of Doom !" exclaimed
Backstay Bob, a tall, scarred sailor,
from his position at the wc eel.
"Pshaw! you're childish," replied
the captain. "Whatever it is, we are
rapidly approaching it, for notioe how
much loudor it sounds."
Such was the case. The bell was
now heard clear and distinct to the
south, and was approaching nearer
every moment. Shortly after, the
captain took his night glass and gazed
long and intently in that direction.
When he lowered it he said :
"I can just discover a dark body
rising and falling on the waves, bnt
nothing more. Backstay Bob, jon
have got the best eyesight of any ono
on hoard. See what you oan make of
Bob resigned his place at the wheel
to one of the men and oame forward
and took the glass. He held it to his
eye for several minutes without speak
ing, and, to all appearances, without
even breathing, while we waited his
word with tba deepest interest.
Finally he gave a great sigh and low
"Blow me, if it ain't old De vy Jonea
"How does it look?" several of us
inquired in the same breath.
"I'll be hanged if I can tell ! There's
no bowsprit, and-"
Here he leveled his glass again, and
shortly after continued his observa
"There's no sail-no ncthin'."
''There must be something."
"Aw-certainly - aw - something,
certainly, if your vision-aw-is abie
to discern it," ventured the gentle
1 'Don't you see anything like a sail ?"
inquired the captain.
"Not a speck, or any place to put
one, either. Hold a minute!" ex
claimed Backstay Bob ; "I've got her
in range now. She ain't got the least
mite of a boom, yard, or auything
like. She looks like some great hulk
of a lightboat. Hold on again. I see
the bell. They've rigged it up at the
masthead so that it swing baok'ards
and for'ards every time the thing gives
a lnrch to leewards."
"Can you see anything aboard?"
"Not a creetur, living or dead."
"Keep away a couple of points"
cried the captain to the man at the
"Ay, ay, sir!''
And the ship's course was altered so
as to bring her rapidly to the mysteri
ous craft toward which all eyes were
Several of the company now openly
remarked that there was something
supernatural in th? appearance of this
boat, with its tolling bell. To all of
these Florence Harris and her lover
replied lightly, neither of them having
the least faith in their credulity.
The captain listened impatiently and
then said :
"You're all a set of cowards. No
doubt you imagine Old Nick is aboard,
with a orew of little imps, bound for
the Gallapagos Isles with a load of
brimstone. If you'll content yourself
for half an hour longer, I'll tell you
something about it, for I intend to
board that old lumbering hulk, even if
it turns out to be the Flying Dutohman,
or Davy Jones' flagship, and shall ex
plore it from stem to stern."
To show that he meant what he said,
orders were given to heave to, and to
get one of the boats in readiness. By
this time the nondescript was plainly
visible to all.
It appeared to be an old hulk, with
a'single mast in the centre. The bell
was suspended from the masthead,
and ever and anon sent forth its sol
emn tolling, as the hulk rose and sunk
with tho heaviugs of the sea.
Ttofnr? the shiD was brought to,we
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action of th9 hulk that tito ^ui -V I
of us all was so intense as to be pain
ful. We strained our gaze,' as the
captain and his crew drew rapidly
We saw the distance swiftly deorease
between the two boats until the shad
owy forms merged into one. And
then followed an impressive silence
suddenly broken by a howl, a pistol
shot and a scream ; and us our hearts
almost stopped beating we saw, a mo
ment later, the boat put oft from the
hulk, and the men rowing with all
their might back to the ship. As
they came nearer we discerned that
the captain was missing.
Backstay Bob dashed toward the
boat and, shaking his fist at the men,
demanded furiously :
"You cowardly dogs! Where is
"The demon has got him !"
Absurd as the reply might have
seemed at any other time, it was ut
tered in solemn earnest, as the ghastly
faces of the crew attested.
In reply to our eager questions,
they said the moment they came along
side the craft they heard a low, hol
low, unearthly sound, which caused
them to hesitate. The captain climbed
up the side of the vessel, descended
the hatchway and disappeared from
view. He was hardly out of sight
when the noise they had het.rd at first
was repeated, far louder and fiercer.
The next moment the report of the
captain's pistol waB heard, followed by
a terrific shriek, and then all was
Horror-struck, they called loudly
and repeatedly to their commander,
but receiving no answer pulled away
from tho ship.
"You're a pur ty set of cowardly
sneaks, aint you, to go and desert
your captain that way, when, like
enough, he needed you to save his life,"
exclaimed Backstay Bob, forgetting in
his fury that the first mate was among
those whom he denounced. "I'm go
ing back to that old hulk, and ifJl
can't yet at the demor?-j^^p^fflp?
way I'll put a keg of powder^ni^nd
blow it to blazes!"
"Bob is right, if his excitement does
make him forget his manners," said
the mate. "It was not my intention
to desert Captain Luster in trouble.
The men were so' frightened that I
thought it best to come back and get
a new set." V
There was some difficulty in procur- i
ing the requisite number; and, ac
cordingly, Prescott and myself were
accepted. As the former went over
the ship's side, Florence Harris said :
"Don't come back, Edmund, until
you have heard what has beoome of
poor Captain" Luster."
He gavo her his promise, and a few
minutes later the boat shoved off, and
we rapidly neared the hull, which had
acquired such a strange interest to us
Prescott, in addition to his revolver,
had a small Italian dagger, which I
observed him handle as if to assure
himself that it was reliable. Then, as
he replaced it, he remarked to me :
"There's no telling what's Nneide
that ma-is of lumber, and this may be
the weapon I need, after all."
Arriving at the craft, after a short
consultation, it was agreed that the
four oarsmen, tho mato and myself
should remain behind, while Backstay
Bob and William Prescott should ex
plore the hulk.
As it w-s morally certain that some ?
dreadful danger menaoed all who en |
tered the cabin, and as I was good for
nothing, I needed no more urging
than the mate to remain in my posi
Prescott went first, holding his pis
tol in one hand and a lantern in the
other, while Bob closely followed wit h
his cutlass. We saw them descend the
hatchway. All was still, and then 1
heard the single exclamation from
"Ob, my God !"
This was followed by a terrible roar,
a quick succession of pistol shots, and
then all was still again. The next
moment both Prescott and Raokstay
Bob emerged to view, covered from
head to foot with blood.
"Come aboard," said they. "The
danger is over."
The next instant we we're on deck.
I rushed to the hole, and gazed dowo.
Merciful heaven ! what did I behold ?
By the dim light o? tho lantern we
beheld the mangled body of Captain
Lnster. The head and one of his limbs
were gone, and there was scaroely a
semblance of humanity in the remains
befcre us. Near him was the gaunt,
terrible form of an expiring Bengal
tiger, killed by the bullets, cutlass
and dagger of Prescott and Backstay
The two latter, on entering the
cabin, saw the mutilated body of Cap
tain Luster. A low growl warned them
of danger, and as Prescott turned his
gaze he saw the tiger crouching and
in the very act of springing. Drop
ping his lantern he fired his revolver,
and, ns the terrible animal bore him
to the door he drew his dagger and
stabbed him again and again. The
needle-pointed instrument roached his
heart, which, united with the slashing
blows of Backstay Bob, settled his
hash before he could inflict any ma
We now made a critical examination
of the place. A number of human
bones strewed the floor, and several
articles of wearing apparel, which
seemed to indioate that the plaoe had
been tenanted by two human beings
of opposite sexes, and had probably
been torn to pieoes by the tiger. The
room was long and low, extending the
whole length of the vessel, ard hav
ing at either extremity a massive iron
chain, terminating in a heavy ling at
one end,tho other being fastened by a
strong staple to a beam in the vessel's
The brute had a chain to his neck
and had been confined to one corner
of the room by a delicate iron ring,
which had been put there to be
broken. Over the centre of the room
was written something in an Indian
dialect, which was pronounced oy the
mate (who had spent several years in
India) to read :
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SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL.
Alphonse Berget recently described
a method of studying the expansion
of liquids by means of photography.
Belgium has followed tho esamplo
of Italy in adopting a twenty-four
hour time on the railroads and in tho
post and telegraph offices.
To prevent nuts from turning loose
the bolt is fluted for a short distance,
a spring ratchet fastenod to the nut
engaging the grooves in the bolt.
To promote combustion in furnaces
a double set of ians, one larger than
the other, are set in au air shaft, ex
haust steam acting on the squaller set
to run the larger or air fans.
A new bell which will not run off
the pulley has a rubber flange on its
edges, which lits over tho sides of the
wheel and is stiffened by means of a
cord threaded along its edges.
A new design in repeating rifles has
a double chamber or magazine for
cartridges extending the length of tho
barrel, each chamber being connected
in turn with the firing mechanism by
a lever in the stock.
From maps and papers extending
back 230 years, Dr. Hermann Walser
ti mis that the lakes in thc Canton of
Zurich have greatly diminished in
number and size. Tho forest area
has been reduced but little, but the
vineyard arel has steadily increased.
An old sea captain of Long Island
has proposed tho uniquo. scheme of
equipping mortar batteries at life
saving ftations from which to throw
bombs filled with petroleum to calm
the waters raging around a wreck.
Through the resulting smooth water
and snr.*', the rescue work 'would be
Signor Marconi, whose ase of the
electro static system in telegraphy has
created extraordinary interest in Fug
land, is eome years under thirty. He
is a typical Italian in appearance. He
is the pupil and protege of a promin
ent Italian electrician, and took his
invention to England to sell it there
as in the best market.
Pneumatic tires are said by those
who have made 'eats in France to save
thirty to fifty per cent, in draft over
ordinary carriage wheels. Tho ex
periments were over macadam, paved
and ord.nary roads, and over muddy
ground and ground covered with two
inches of snow. The greater tho
speed the greater proved the saving.
Refinement tn Serving Food.
Refinement in serving food, the use
of pretty dishes and clean napory,
having hot food hot, and cold food
cold, is the difference between home
cooking and boarding house cooking.
The idea seems to prevail among
boarding house keepers that what
boarders want is variety, and variety
is given, often at the expense of qual
ity, always at the expense of proper
preparation. Tho things that should
be hot come to the table in a luke
warm condition, and cold things aro
anything but cold in reality, In tho
whole bill of fare, there will be not
one single thing that is properly pre
pared, or perfectly served. A Bingle
chop, a hot roll and n cup of coffee,
all perfect in their way and properly
served, will make an augel of a crank,
when a dozen half-cooked dishes,
served in a slovenly manor, will simp
ly drive one into a passion.-Wafib*
WHAT PAIR -I* ROM KN ADE KS IN
NEW YORK WEAR*
Women Clubs In the Metropolis
Miss Field's Success In Gotham
and Other American Girls'
On the Other bide.
(Special New York Letter.)
THUS dee? a New York spring
poet sing: "Of all the girls
on land or sea, the tailor girl's
the girl for me." Precisely
so. Place two women side by side
dressed for promenading, one clad in
silks and laces, the other in a well
fitting cloth unit, and nine men ont of
ten will piok tte simpler clad maiden
cs the winner.
Men as a rule like to see their wives,
sisters and sweethearts dressed in what
they call "something sensible as well
as stylish." And as the average wo
man dresses to please some man, the
present rage for tailor-built snits is
ont of deference to the lords of crea
Fashionable women of New York
promenade along Broadway between
the hours of four and six p. m., and
the styles chosen by them for street
wear are a criterion of what is gogd
In London one sees the swagger set
before noon on Begont and Bond
streets. Oar readers prefer the late
afternoon, and many well-known faces
are seen daily. Mrs. J. Hooker Ham?
erslev and Mrs. Frederio de Peyster
are always among the observed of the
observers, They are elegant-looking
women as well as excellent dressers.
The other afternoon Mrs. Hamers
ley looked superb in a rich olaret
colored cloth gown, the skirt hand?
Homely relieved at tho foot with blaok
silk braid in a pretty pattern, and the
stylish Eton coat having braided tabs
for revers. She wore n hat in two
tones of red and carried a dark red
sk ele ion umbrella.
Olose behind Mrs. Hamersley was
Mrs. de Peyster, wearing a costume
that breathed the air of spring. A
short, dapper, three-button cut-a-way
coat was stitched on the edges, and
fitted the wearer's fine figure without
a wrinkle. The cloth was a mixture
of tan with hair line of brown. A
PCH CTAUET CLOTH GOWN AND
STYLISH ETON COAT.
stylish dark brown waistooat spotted
in silk lent a "well-groomed" eflect to
her whole ontfit.
New York hap, perhaps, more dubs
for women than any city in the world
-sooial, political, musical, dramatic,
literary, Daughters of the Bevolution
and "revolting daughters." They
spring up like mushrooms and aro os
thick as peas in a pod, They all serve
some good purpose, too.
The clubs of a purely social charac
ter give numerous entertainments dur
ing the year, and in this way are in
troduced many youug people of "as
pirations," such as monologue artists,
readers, vocalists and musicians.
Miss Mary French Field is an illus
tration of the first class of aspirants.
She recently made a successful debut]
A NEAT COSTUME OF LOVELY TWEED.
here as a reader of her father's poetry,
and is already in great demand for
public and parlor entertainments.
Misa Field is the daughter of the late
Eugene Field, beloved from the Atlan
tic to tho Pacific for his exquisite
"Little Boy Blue," "Winkin*, Blink
in' nnd Nod," and his child's-poetry io
general. She was to closely associated
with him during the last few years of
his life that she unconsciously caught
his special keynote. Whether in
pathetic or humorous selections tho
holds her audience firmly.
Tall and graceful, not yet twenty,
?he has a peculiarly aristocratic air.
When I saw her ehe looked sweetly
girlish ia a neat costume of fancy
tueed made with a chic double
breasted reefer which had two cute
HAXDSOM a CAPS WORK B? A SOCIETY BELLE.
little pc okets, and a smart volvet
collar. The skirt *hnng in graceful
folds. She wore a pretty tarban of
ooaree g reen straw.
Many of these girls, after making a
repntati JU here, go abroad and earn a
deal of noney "doing their specialty"
in London drawing rooms. To gain
an entrince into tho circles of con
servative English swelldom, they must
be properly introduced. This is
usually brought about by Ameriean
women resident in London, each as
Mrs. John W. Mackay, Mrs. Ronulds,
Lady RaadolphChurcbill, the Countess
Craven I Mrs. Bradley Martin's daugh
ter) and many others of that ilk.
A not,.ble cate of being "properly"
presented was that of tho Columbian
Quartet e, two Southern and two
Western girls, who last season took
social I london by storm with their
banjos -ind quaint negro melodies.
"Loud scream the Eagle," say I, as
long as our girls can manage to wedge
their way through the exclusivo
portals of the upper ten in England
and con inae to fill their pockets with
golden f ni?eas.
Mme. Nordioa sings with more
fervor t ian ever since her "tiff" with
M ? 5 ??!.'<*
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s ?I si
DAPPER THREE-BUTTONED CUT-A
some of the members of the Grau
Opera Company. She seems deter
mined to win, and her accession to
the Damrosch forces gave her an op
portun ty to practically ask ber
hearert to institute comparisons. Her
idea, no doubt, was to have each in
dividu 1 who heard her in the Metro
politan go among his friends and say,
"Just tell them that you saw me."
Bravo, Madame N?rdica! Americans
for America; especially when they
are of yonr diamond quality, with
your sj mr kling vocalism and without
a flaw in yonr art.
I eav a very handsome cape worn by
a some ;y belle at the Knickerbocker
Theatre during the engagement of the
Bostonians in the new opera, "Tho
Serenale." It was a rich shade of
myrtle green, braided all over in
Berlin style with black silk braid, and
attracted much attention.
Talking of spring costumes reminds
one of spring flowers ; and this again
remine s one ?f the favorite flowors of
the nations. The other day I got a
letter from a witty American friend
travel i jg in Ireland enclosing a United
States greenback note of the smallest
denomination carefully pasted under
the following couplet:
"Franc i has tho Illy, England tho roso;
Everyb* 'dy knows where the shamrock grows;
Scotian 1 the heather tb ut blooms on the hill;
And An erica, dear America, tho sweet dol
It is a remarkatio fact about the
dollar bill that it retains its particular
kind of fragrance longer than any
other sort of sweet-william. Every
womar will agree with this.
The costumes illustrated herewith
were dasignod by Tho National Cloak
Co., ol New York.
Bi marck's Love for Children.
It ii impossible ever to have been
within tho Bismarck family circle
witbor t seeing proof that the Iron
Chane dior is not all of iron, says the
Ladies ' Home Journal. I have seen
him with his own children-now tall
men ?nd women-and with other
children. His affection for his own
needs no testimony; he has always
shown it. His affection and pride in
his ei lest son and successor, Count
Herbert, are part of his nature. I
have soon Prince Bismarck also with
troops of children who came to
Fredei ichsruhe to visit him. His
manner to them was charming, his
outstretched hand upon tho heads of
those nearest to him, the kindly
caress, tho pympafchetio greeting
these are so many traits of personal
diameter and of a true gentleness of
nature which tho outside world, think
ing ot.ly of his life of storm and
stress, might not expect to find. But
there .hoy are,
THE II ALL OF A II OUSE.
An Attractive Feature of tho Mod
In tho furnishing of a modern house
the hall constitutes one of the most
serious problems, but there is one
consolation. If one solves it success
fully the hall becomes one of the most
attractive features of the entire house.
It then ceases to be a mere passage
way, and becomes a veritable room,
and one which, strangely enough, will
be moro generally nsed than almost
any other in the house. In the con
ventional city d wei li ncr, when the hall
is long, narrow and dark, with a high
ceiling and a flight of stairs that
makes an unbroken sweep to the floor
above, very little can be done to give
a true artistic eflect. If the front door
is of solid paneled, wood a great im
provement will result from replacing
the upper panels with glass. This can
take the form of a sash of small leaded
panes in fanciful design, or a single
sheet of plate glass, protected by a
neat iron grill. The mistake should
never be made of using colored glass
unless one can afford a masterpiece of
genuine stained glass, for the ordinary
so-called "cathedral" glass is crude in
colors, and an abomination. The
hall stand or hat rack, which is of
ten found just within the front
door, should be banished to some rear
corner, if it is to be tolerated at all,
HALL AND STAIRCASE..
where it will not be so much in evi
dence. Theeo racks become "catch
alls," and old coats, hats, umbrellas
and canos aro not at all ornamental.
In place of these conveniences a broad
hall chair, of formal design, or better
? m oh norlin v settee. - will serve
wve/i foi v>: tue ?-- :v;hr<. lt
'.TM aro ?? ?^veitfctxi '.. -;4.?
>n; *I.T chi ?7ii ' - : :
Under the pea? u? ?~;_ * ? .
will be none too light, and this fact
should be borne in mind in choosing
wall paper and carpet- The furnish
ings should be in light warm tones,
and only the most formal designs are
permissible. Few people 6eem to
realize the effectiveness of pictures in
the hall. It is customary to hang one
or two large frames on tho side walls,
and allow tho long stretch abov?^the
stairs to go uucovered. In the latter
place pictures aro needed, if anywhere
in the house, for there is no other way
in which tho vast waU spaoo can be
All of this has reference to the fit
ting and furnishing of tho ordinary
In the villa house the architect gen
erally plans a square hall that has all
the effects of an ordinary room. There
may be windows on the side, an open
fireplace, and plenty of contrivances
that lend themselves to decorative
effect. Here the treatment should be
the same as in any other room, with
this restriction. The purpose of the
hall must never be forgotten. Easy
chairs and sofas wdl not be out of
place if they do not detract from the
iormal character, or do not obstruct
free pascale. There should never be
a profusion of ornaments or bric-a
brac. In a general way the hints ns to
the oitv ball apply equally well to one
in the suburbs. A hall chair, or settee
Bhould be placed in close proximity to
tho entrance door, and the fittings of
the walls and ceilings should be in the
light, warm tones.
The design illustrating this article
lends itself readily to a most beauti
fully artistio treatment ; the hall is a
host in itself. Its ceiling is paneled
to represent open timber work, and
the walls finished in hard white pias
ter, with wainscoating four feet high
from the floor, above which is tinned
with a formal design planted on in
stucco work, representing the fleur-de
lis ol France.
The residence is sixty-two feet wide,
by seventy-eight feet ic depth, the
first story being ten feet six inches in
height. The arrangement and size of
rooms is shown by the floor plans.
The sum of $8105 will build the
design, not including the cost of
mantels ranges, and heating apparatus.
A Strong Snake Storr.
The latest snake story comes from
South Africa. It is recorded in the
Transvaal, published in Cape Town,
as cold fact, that in Sekukiniland a
native ran across a boa constrictor
measuring about forty-seven feet,
which had just swallowed a young
koodoo buck, all except the horns.
The horus stuck out on each side of
the reptile's month. The native rec
ognized the horns as those ot a bnok
ho owned, and he ran nnd got sticks
and pinned the serpent, which was
dormant, to the ground. Then he got
hold of the horns and pulled and
twisted. He got the buck out inch by
inch, until half its body showed, and
then it came with a jerk, and the boy
fell over on.his bnck. Before he bad
time to think twice thc snake, re
lieved of his load of mutton, was upon
him, and it seized his head in its
mouth and in three minnies the na
tive had taken the place of the buck,
only he was all inside ; there was
nothing left out to pull on, even if a
rescuer had come along. Having
swallowed the boy the boa deliberately
swung its head around and grabbing
its tail swallowed eight feet of it, then
closing the mouth and throat down
which the native had disappeared, and
making escape almost impossible.
The Transvaal vouches for the truth
of tho story.--London Times.
OGLE SAM'S ORIGINAL ATTIRE.
Somewhat Different From the Mod
The original Uncle Sara of song and
cartoon was so different from the
modern figure, with its long striped
pantaloons, that our readers will be
interested to see the costume as some
of the students of history say it should
be. In the first place, say these
authorities, he should wear a high hat,
slightly bell crowned and of felted
fur. His shirt should bo portrayed
with a frilled bosom projecting out,
pouter fashion, au ; generally with a
breastpin in it. His shirt collar should
be high and connected with his shirt.
His cravat should be wide and tied
with a "pudding," as it was termed in
former times. The waistcoat should
be a bnfl, single breasted affair, with
gold or gilt buttons. The swallow
tailed coat should be made with high
rolling collar and high pointed lapels.
The greatest difference between
Uncle Sam as he is and as he sho uld be
lies in the pantaloons. They ?-hould
be made with a "trap door" in front
and fitted below tho knee for tho wear
ing of the boots outside. These boots
should have tassels in front. Colored
shirts were unknown until about 1829.
Striped pantaloons are of a compara
tively late date, and straps under the
boots were not known until 1825.
They were a part of the pantaloons
and were fastened on the boot in front
and buttoned under it. Goatees were
not worn until late in the 30's.
The accompanying picture shows
tho correct Uncle Sam of a century
ago, but times change and our good
uncle with them.
Whistling to the Fishes.
"It isn't so hard to obey tho anti
street ordinances," said Joseph Boise,
an old soldier, yesterday. "An old
soldier or sailor never spits on the
sidewalk. He has learned better m a
military post or on a man-of-war's
deck. I haven't epit on a pavement
for years ; it is second nature for me
to step to the gutter when 1 have to
spit. That makes mo think of a dis
ciplining I once had for whistling. ' I
was walking in front of the coionel'e
tent whistling. He sent for me and
asked: 'Do you like to whistle?' I
answered that I had been whistling.
He detailed a guard to lead me down
to the beach and keep me whistling to
the fish till they went to roost that
night The gnarJ. was changed every
two hours. I whistled every tune 1
knew, and when my repertoire was ex
hausted I whistled something original.
I got fifteen minutes off once to
Governor Smith, the new Executive
of Montana, advises the amending of
the State constitution to provide that
the million acres of land owned by the
State be not sold, but leased, and that'
persons residing on theso lauds be
exempt from all taxation on personal
property and improvements.
The people of the United States con
sumed 4,000,000 bunches of bananas
j Johnson's Chill and Fe
ver Tonic is a ONE-DAY
Cure. It cures the most
stubborn case of Fever in
That the Indian agencies now pre
sent the appearance of well regulated
cities is due to a great extent to the
excellence of the peace. These offi
cers are always Indians, and compose
a force that for efficiency and bravery
cannot be surpassed. The ordinary
Indian, who would naturally be dis
posed to create trouble whenever he
had an opportunity, ls net now so anx
ious as formerly to do so, out of a fear
of a visit from a squad of police. The
wrong-doer, no matter If he lives on
the very outskirts of the reservation,
sixty or eighty miles from the agency,
knows that a visit from the police is
just as certain as that the sun will
rise and set, and he knows also that he
will receive prompt punishment for
whatever crime he has committed.
He cannot elude the policemen, for they
are veritable bloodhounds, and never
tail to find their man, no matter to
what part of the reservation he may
go. Their native cunning serves them
well in the performance ol! their du
ties. Indian policemen are appointed
by the United States Indian agent in
charge of the reservation, and subject
to the approval of the Commissioner
of Indian Affairs. Captains and lieu
tenants receive a salary of fifteen dol
lars permonth, and privates ten dol
lars. There is considerable rivalry for
the positions, and many Individuals
serve for years without caring to resign
at any time.
Johnson's Chill and Fe
ver Tonic is a ONE-DAY
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Fox and Hounds.
For a little way the pack follows
steadily upon the line, gaining fast;
suddenly a leading hound views a hun
dred yards in front the beaten fox.
He raises his voice In a frantic de
light; the rest of the pack in turn
catch sight of their ;prey, and now,
ravening together, dash forward with
a crash of voices with renewed pace
and vigor. The fox knows now that
the end is very near, yet he still holds
his head straight and presses on. The
sight even to the wardened fox-hunter
..v.'. ji. . ?? ti?" nm?, :
* r.o b?u-h. ar?
hounu pappies uiiu nciceiy, receiving
a nasty bke~aS~'h?..does so; in another
instant the whole pack^are mingled in
one wild delirium; the death"fcs'comeY'
The huntsman gallops up, jumps off
his good chestnut, rescues the dead
and now tattered quarry, and, with the
field gathered round him, proceeds to
conduct the last rites in due form.
Quinine and other fe
ver medicines take from 5
to 10 days to cure fever.
Johnson's Chill and Fever
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Queer Pair of Eves.
Frederick Baufield, who suffered an
injury to one of his eyes a few years
ago, inflicted by a flying splinter in the
East Side Southern Pacific shops, is
just back in Portland, from Vienna,
after a course of treatment. While
there he was for two months totally
blind. His sight, after it was restored
to him, proved remarkably abnormal
in fact, the most scientific authorities
on diseases of the eye say that there
is no similar case on record. Baufleld's
right eye became hyperopic, and the
left myopic; in other words, he could
see nothing close by with his right
optic, but at a long range he was able
to discern the smallest object. Then
at a distance of twenty feet, the larg
est object was blurred to the left eye,
but within six inches of it the most
infinitesimal atom was magnified to
as great proportions as though it were
beneath the most powerful microscope,
says the San Francisco Call.
Baufield is somewhat sensitive on
this subject, as most abnormally afflict
ed people are, yet a few days ago he
practically demonstrated to a few in
timate friends the unheard-of degree
to which he was suffering from hyper
opia and myopia. On one of the recent
clear afternoons he read the print ot
a newspaper at a distance of 200 feet,
while his left eye was blindfoldod, but
when the paper was placed immediate
ly before him he was unable to deci
pher a letter. In addition he described .
the color of a very small piece of cloth
one of his friends had projecting from
a thumb nail 800 feet distant.
To test his myopic vision a strong
microscope was employed. Two tests
were made, the right eye being closed.
A drop of water and a small piece of
a house fly's wing, were the objects.
In both instances Binfield described,
with the use of his naked eye, what the
others saw only with the aid of a pow
A WARM RECEPTION.
It was 3 a. m.
He had just come heme.
She regarded him for a moment in
At length she spoke.
Furthermore, she spoke at length.
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