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THOS. 1 ADAMS. PROPRIETOR.
EDGEE?ELD, S. C., THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 1892.
VOL. LVII. NO. 13.
BITTER AND SWEET.
The apple that grows the highest Is tho be*
upon the tree;
The rose that ls most fragrant always has
the sharpest thorn;
Tho pearl that ls the purest Hos within the
And the deeds that live tho longest aro 0|
hardest efforts born!
The love that's won too lightly is not treas
ured os a gem;
Th ) words that flow too freely never have
tho greatest weight;
Han appreciates his blessings if ho has to
strive for thom,
But he never knows their value- if they're
passed up on a plate.
A NARROW ESCAPE.
HE last time I bad
seen Charlie Kudge
was years ago, when
I bade him good
bye on the platform
of the station of the
little town where
we both lived, and
he had shouted as
the train moved
away that he would
write in the course
of a day or two. I
well-a seedy look
ing figure in a well worn brown over
coat, a rt..her dirty collar round his
throat, and an old topper that had
done duty for many a rainy day, and
was past ironing. A merry-hearted,
good-natured fellow was Kudge ; ever
empty of pocket and open of heart ;
rather weak-minded, and easily im
He never kept his promise of writ
ing, and for eight yoars I had heard
nothing of him, when, not long ago, a
rap came at my door, and in came
Charlie Budge, exclaiming:
"Hullo, old chap, how are you?"
"Budge ! Why, who on earth would
havo thought of seeing you?"
"Didn't know you were in town,
old boy, or I'd have come before. Saw
your name in some paper the other
day and your address. So here I am."
As we talked over old times I ob
served him curiously. Just the samo
old Kadge, with the aldition of a
heavy moustache. His hat was exactly
like the same old topper, very napless;
his collar might have been the iden
tical one he had on when I last saw
him, while his shirt front and frock
."?oat wero rivaling each other in de
cr?M^old age. I asked him to lunch.
At fir^jj? conid EOt stay, having a
most impov,?t ?Dgagemcnt in the
city, where h<r^ .t ft appeftrcdi
know, "old ?ha I v .* we'll have/a rare
old tiwe of ii. > /
So I accepted. Then he told me he
was engaged to a "fine girA olcLcb?p.
Awfully lucky fellow to gdt her. When
nm I going to be marrifd? Not quite
eure, but between yon'and me, I fancy
I ?hall make a stroke of lnck soon, and
then-oh, I say, you shall be 'best
man' you must. Amy'll be delightod.
She's a splendid girl. Money? Oh,
she's a bit down on her luck now.
Clever girl, though. N Does typewrit
ing-well, I must say good bye now.
Don't forget Thursday, old chap."
On Thurs lay I went over to Brixton,
and after considerable wandering
reached a small back street and
knocked at a dingy door, which was
opened by a slatternly looking woman,
who showed me iuto a room where
mine host awaited me. A curtain
Lung across this room, barely conceal
ing a bed and washstand. *
"How are you, old chap? Hopo
you don't mind 6mall diggings, but
they're awfully comfortable. Just one
room, you teo; I find it bandier than
having a nepurato bedroom-no fag
going from one room to tho other.
We'll have supper in a trice. Hope
you don't mind a cold collation?"
The ' 'cold collation" shortly revealed
itself upon a grimy table cloth, and
consisted of small meager slices of
cold beef, a bottle ot mixed pickles,
some bread and about three ounces of
"Mrs. Wilkins," cried Kudge, as
that inestimable personage was leaving
tho room after having laid the above
banquet and scattering some knives
and forks promiscuously upon the
table, "we phall want somo codee,
please. Would you kindly get us
Borne. You'll have some, won't von,
I nodded. Mrs. Wilkins stocd with
her arms akimbo and scowled.
"Where's the money, Mister Kudge ?"
"Oh, certainly, certainly, Mrs.
Wilkiur. Why, dear me, 'pon my soul
I haven't got anything less than a
sovereign"-Mrs. Wilkins miffed.
"Eh? Well, if you don't mind lend
ing me.a shilling, old boy. Thanks
Kudge did the. honors of tho meal
in truly aristocratic style. He became
exceedingly confiding : <h
"Now, old chap, I'm going to tell
you a secret and put you on to a good
thing in tho bargain. I've chummed
up lately with a fellow named Mars
worth, who's an awfully clever chap
and up to all sorts of tips. Well, he's
got one or two of ns to go shares with
him in a grand scheme. I'm not at
liberty to tell you exactly what it is,
but it's a big affair. He knows moro
about the ins and outs of company
promoting than I do, and ho's just
started a syndicato for booming the
thing, and if you want a good invett
rcent, I think I can eay it will pay you
nearly cent for cent; at any rate,
Marsworth says it ought to. I wouldn't
tell any one else, but ior the sake of
old times I've given you the tip."
Somehow my eonl did not yearn for
this tip, and I gave Ru;lge distinctly
to understand, and urged this point
emphatically, that I Avas absolutely
short of spare cash.
"Well," he .-aid, "I'm sorry, for
you reicht have made a good thing
out of it. But let me tell you .?-onie
thing else. Marsworth's put me on as
secretary, and this morning he came
to me in rather a xray; he'd made
nome technical mistake-just a little
legal slip, or something-and there
was only one way out of it-the sta
tures of the directors to some docu
ment or other ; I never bother about
these things, you know. He'd gou one
man to sign, and he wanted my name.
Then he could raise capital at once,
and he's promised ns both a hundred
pocnds on Saturday. Did I sign?
Bather, my boy."
"But, is it all right?"
"Ob, Mr. Marsworth's safe as nail?,
and as honest as the day. He's been
awfully nice to me all along."
"Well, I shouldn't touch that
"Not touoh it? Wonlt I, though r
And I've had 200 shares allotted to mo
free, besides the post of secretary, and
soon, old fellow, you'll have to be
.best man/for I'm going to have the
banns put up on Sunday week."
A few days after this I met Budge
in the city. He. was smartly dressed
and* told me that Marsworth bad given
him the money, and also that he had
sold some of his shares for ?60 that
morning, "as a favor to a pal of mino,
old chap." Then about a week after
ward I had a letter from him saying
he had taken a house and fixed the day
of the wedding.
Some few days had elapsed. It was
past midnight, and I was just think
ing of retiring, being the only one
up in the house, when a knock came
to the door. I carefully withdrew the
bolt and latch. A mau with his coat
collar turned up, a muffler over his
face, and a hat slouched down over his
eyes dashed in, almost knocking me
down. For a moment I was staggered,
and then made a rush for the in
"Hush! For heaven's sako shut the
lt was Budge ! I shut and bolted
"What do you want?"
"Let me come into your study,
I took him there, and he threw him
self into a chair, exclaiming:
"I'm a hunted mac. For the sake
of our friendship, don't botray me. I
swear I'm innocent."
"What's the matter, Budge?"
"Marsworth I Forgery and embez
I bean to sec daylight.
"What, has ho turned out a fraud?"
"Yes ; and worse than that. I'm in
it, too. There's a warrant out against
The poor fellow began to sobjbit
terly, and by degrees it all came ont.
Marsworth had used him and the other
man as tools, neither of them having
the slightest idea what was really hap
pening. Maraworth had known that
tho crash .owst come, and had pro
?, ? ;V-*7 - .; . * . ' . ,Vi
i Sfhlcii :?? At ttuiiof' ?
IO gel tu aiUC?lUa, l?Utli?* ?<?r_ .
friend who had bought them would
not grudge the money.
"But," said I, "you'll never get
abroad. "They'll look for you at the
docks sooner than anywhere. Be
sides, you're not easily disguised."
"That's true,"hesaid; "andthey've
got my photo, I'm afraid."
Budge hud a very striking profile,
his nose being a most prominent fea
"Look here," I exclaimed; "your
best plan is to make for tho Conti
nent. How about going to Antwerp
or Mollumi, and getting a passage to
America'on a North German Lloyd?"
"Ah, that's a good thought. We'll
decide to morrow."
I gave him a shake-down for the
night and kept him concealed in my
Etudy next day, taking in his meals
. .yself. Ho wrote a letter to his
fiance, whom I promised to see next
day, and then wo decided that he
should take the 8.30 p. m. train from
Liverpool street to Harwich. He
shaved off his mustache and stained
his eyebrows, and I managed to get
him a black wig. But nothing sufficed
for that proiile of his, nud I warned
him to beware of exposing his face
too much. I also managed to rig him
out in some other clothes, and I gave
him a bag and sundry requisites.
"Now," I said, "I ebal! come down
and seo you off, so that I can go and
tell Miss Saunders you aro Fnfe. But
as soon as we get to Liverpool street
we'll separate. Do not take any
further notice of me. Go first class
-it's only a few shillings more ; get
in the carriage at once and sit on the
further side, reading a newspaper un
til the train starts."
He promised to observo all these
precautions carefully, and in due time
I found myself hanging about the
platform at Liverpool street, appar
ently studying tho boat train, but
really keeping my eyes fixed on a par
ticular compartment wherein sat
Budge. As luck would have it there
were few passengers that evening and
'io had thc compartment to himself.
The whistle sounded, the train began
to move out of the station, and I was
congratulating myself that - all had
gone well, when I saw Budge deliber
ately change his seat for tho ono
nearest the platform, exposing h?6
profile as he did so. At tho same in
stant a tall, well dressed individual,
who had been lounging about the
platform, made a rush for tho car
riage. Budfo. catching sight of him,
"Stand away there!" shouted a
porter, catching a man by the arm,
just as he was about to board tho
"You fool ?"cried tho man, ?Tm
a police officer. I should have nabbed
him if it hadn't been for you."
_ "Very 6orry, sir," said the porter.
"But you can telegraph."
"Thank you for nothing." said the
detective, as he turned and rushed to
the telegraph office.
"Where will they catch him?" I
asked the porter.
"At Harwick, sir. Tho train doesn't
stop till then.-'
I went to see Miss Saunders next
morning, introduciu^ myself n3
liudge'n friend, and found her quito
broken-hearted, and yet just a little
bit hopeful at tho idea that he had
escaped. "With deep pity for her I
waa obliged to tell her what had hap
pened. It was the last stroke of grief
for her, and she bnrst into tears. In
vain I triod to cheer her with the hope
that he might have escaped, after all.
"No, no. I'm sure they've got him,
and he'll go to prison. Ob, you don't
think he is a criminal, do you?"
"No, Miss Saunders; ho's only very
weak. But he will have to suffer if ho
is taken, and you must cheer him by
promising to be faithful to him."
"Ob. I will. I am content to wait
if it comes to the worst."
I loft her promising to seo her again
in a few dayB. As I v/ent home I
bough!; an evening paper, and the first
thing on which my eyo lighted was
the following :
THE MARSWORTH FRAUDS.
Strange Disappearance of tho Man Illidge.
' Last evening just as tho 8.30 train from
Liverpool street to Harwich w.is moving out
ot tho station. Detective Iospocror Brett
soddenly reco?nized Rudgo, ono of tho men
who is "wanted" ia connection with the
Marsworth frauds, seated alone in a ilrst
clnss compartment. Tho inspector wns too late
to ontcr the train, but at once wired to Har
wich, and on tho train arriving lhere a forco
of polico In plain clothes werO ready waiting
to arrest tho criminal. Strango to say, how
ever, although the train was carefully
searched no trace of him was discovered. As
there bad beon no stop between Liverpool
streor and Harwich it is supposed that tho
unfortunate mau must havo jumped from his
carriage in desperation. Nothing lins sinco
boen hoard of hi n, however, aud tho affair
remains a mystery.
"Poor Budge 1" I sighed, as it
dawned upon me that perhaps he was
lying crushod and mangled somewhere
along the lino. I was terribly upset
and only hoped that Miss Saunders
would no t get hold of the paper.
The next evening tho postman
brought me n letter with a French
stamp and a Paris postmark, and tho
direction written in the sprawling fist
of Budge 1 I hastily tore it open, and
read as follows :
Dear Old Chap: Just a Uno to toll you that
I'm neither dead nor In prison. How you
must havo boen wondorinc; want had become
of me! I saw you noticed the detective had
spotted mo. What a fool I was to move-and
I wondorod how on earth I should escapo,
for I guessed they would bo waiting for me
at Harwich. At llrst I thought ot risking ft
aud jumping, but suddouly a bright idea
struck m-.'. I Know that, although tue car
riage I was in did not stop before wo reached
Harwich, that I had oneo traveled by this
very train to Ipswich, and on puzzling it out
I romora boro J that there was a "clip conch"
in the rear which is "slipped" at Colchester,
and afterward runs on to Ipswich. If I could
get on hoard that coach I should bo safe,
and 1 mode up my mind to try ir. I opened
tho door and got out on tho footboard and
started on my journoy to tho rear of the
trai'j. And It was a journey! I lind to ero: p
aloag three carrillos, and wo were goinpr nt
a good speed; then I had to duck my head
ns 1 p:issed tho windows, lest peoplo should
see mo, and I was particularly careful at the
sunni's van. At last I fount* myself on tho
footboard of tho last coach, nnd, to my joy,
discovered au imply compart meut. Wo were
sllppod al Colchester, and I managed to ;
evadn ih? tlalrAi collector, cot a bod for tho
lUlironv. -._, -
tain confessions that clear Budge and
the other mau from all share in tho
fraud?, except that of being Mars
worth's dupes. So I am in hopes that
all will be right yet.-Pearson's We?k
SCIENTIFIC AM) INDUSTRIAL,
Hamburg leads the citiesof Germany
in the extent of its electric 6trcet-car
service, it has 340 motors, while Ber
lin, which comes next, has only 114.
A new species of rabbit has been
found in Mexico at an altitude of 9000
feet on tho volano Popocatapetl. It is
very small, has short ears and no tail.
Steel wire is strung on a frame for
uce as a bicycle saddle, ono end of each
strand of wiro being formed into a
coiled spring to make the saildlo flex
An electric underground railway un
der the present underground is the
latest project suggested in London.
It would bo used for express trains
Thc greyhound seems to havo been
developed in level, treeless and ?hrub
lcss countries, whero a moving object '
is visible at a long distance, and great
speed is, therefore,necessary to enablo
a prcdaceous animal to overtake its
A party of scientists from Dublin,
Ireland, have visited the scene of the
bog-slip near Kaihmore, and made
numerous measurements and observa
tions. The quantity of boggy matter
dislodged is estimated at 10,000,000
Scarlet seems tho color mo6t con
spicuous in bright sunshine, and scarlet
flowers aro commonest in dry and
sunny climates, whero their color
gives them an advantago in their
struggle with other flowers for the at
tentions of butterflies and other pollen
A novel devico for generating elec
tricity consists of a hollow cane in
which a long, slim battery is placed,
the induction coil being placed close to
the handle and surrounded by two re
movable bands attached by wires to
the coil for uso as poles in giving
Tho spider's threads or fibers aro
cstimatod to bo one-millionth of j
a hair in thickness. Three kinds
of thread are spun. One of* great
strength for the radiating or
spoke lines of tho web ; thc. cross lines,
or what a sailor might call tho ratlines,
aro finer and are tenacious ; that is,
they havo upon them little specks or
globules - of a very sticky gum. Tho
third kind cf silk is that which the
spider throws out in a mass of flood,
by which "it suddenly envelops any
prey of which it is somewhat a frai 1 ns,
for example, a wasp.
The Jungfrau Railroad.
The propose! railway np the famous
Swiss peak, Jungfrau, is about to be
commenced. Its maximum gradient
?viii bo one in four and tho sharpest
curve of '328 feet radius. Tho power
will be supplied by turbines with au
available force of 4"?0() horse power.
Electro motors will be used for trac
tion purpose?. The total length cf the
road will bo 7.0 miles, tho total riao
beiDg ?555 feet,
WORLD'S LARGEST C?SK.
BUILT IN CALIFORNIA AND JwiLL
HOLD 97,000 GALLONS
Holds Enough Liquid to Vii ve 9,OOP
. Persons a Full Glass Each-It? Limber
, Would Kathi a House-Two ?Train
Loads of Redwood Used to Aime
The largest cask in the woK.llas
recently been completed at St. George
Vineyard, located at MaltermorcftCnl.
It contains 07,000 gallons, or enough
to give 9,000,000 persons each an or
dinary wineglassful of its conten?. It
is built bf the very finest Calf orr ia
redwood, and in all the vast amount of
Inmber used in constructing it there is
not a single flaw.
The object of building so
cask is to keep on hand at
George Vineyard a uniform
of wine, the contents of the eas
that wine of which most is sol
build a cask of the size ref
seemed an impossibility at
6ary to convey it to the nearest point
to the vineyard, .This Inmber was
amply sufficient in quantity te-'erecT
Buch a house as does not exist in Cali
The hoops that bind the .cask to
gether are of finely tempered steel. In
the aggregate they would fill tiwo large
freight cars and their total height is
40,000 pounds. The cask towers to a
height of thirty feet and is twenty-six
feet in diameter. If its contends could
be placed in unbroken bulk inj freight
cars it would take thirty of thejbiggest
to hold it. j
There is only one cask in the world
which can be legitimately cdmpared
with this giant of California, and that
is the great tun of Heidelberg, Ger
many. The California cask was not
constructed with the intention 'of out
doing any one, but simply for business
reasons. Thc difference -in( sizo of
these two tuns can best be understood
by considering the fact that the Gerr
man cask holds 42,000 gallons and the
California ensk 07,000, showing thc
former to be less than half the size of
Considering the contents of the cask
from the measurement of gallons, the
idea of its immensity is not so fully
impressed ns when figuring on a basis
of lesser quantities. For instance, the
cask holds 388,000 quarts, or 776,000
pints, or 3,004,000 gills. An ordinary
glass of wine is about a third of a gill,
perhaps a little less. This huge cask
would hold a sufficient quantity to
permit 9,012,000 persons to partake of
a glass. Therefore, if every inhabi
tant of the greatest five cities of the
United State* should pass in proces
sion before this huge redwood recep
tacle each could take a drink there
Figuring the value of tho contents
of the cask at the price it would be re
tailed by the glass in the States where
wine is not made, the total reached is
$901,200, so near a million that it can,
without great stretching, be called a
million dollar cask.
Looking nt the wine from still
another standpoint, quantity being al
ways the primal basis, the cask con
tains sufficient to fairly flood quite a
section of the land about it should it
break, and the chances are it would
sweep along nt first with sufficient
force to seriously affect' small build
ings which might be in its pathway.
Certainly it would drown any human
being who happened to be in the way
of the flood. While the exact number
of tons of grapes Avhose juice is re
quired to make enough wine to fill tho
cask has never been estimated, the
proprietors of the vineyard say it would
run into hundreds of thousands of
pounds.-New York Herald.
Test of a KiHVs Power.
The power of the Lebel rifle w?s ex
hibited at Berny, in France, recently,
where a soldier was called on to shoot
an escaping bull. The bullet from the
rifle penetrated the animal's skull and
left the body near the tail.
The Senate of the Connecticut Legis
lature rejected a proposed bill to grant
divorce Tor incurable insanity. "
Pineapples are being -mccesifully
grown in several sections of southern
COAL MINE RUN BY WOMEN.
IIojv Hie Stalwart Daughters of a Penn
sylvania Miner Help Their Father.
Au anthracite coal mine that ia al
most entirely operated hy American
female labor is the unusual spectacle
that can be seen in the Mahanoy val
ley several miles southwest of Sham
okin, Penn. The owner and operator
of this mine is Joseph Mans, an indus
trious native of Germany, and his four
growa daughters and three younger
girls assist him in operating the col
liery in a manner that would make
many mine owners and slate pickers
The Mans conl mine is located on
the southern side of the mountain
that marks the lower extremity of the
Shamokin coal basin, and is rather a
primitive operation. The women mine
workers who have employment there
for several years past are Katy, Mary,
Lizzie and Anna Mans, daughters of
the mino owner, whose ages are about
twenty-two, twenty-one, twenty and
eighteen years respectively. They are
splendid specimens of womanhood,
averaging six feet in height, being
straight as arrows, stronger than the
. . . - . i - *iw?
pensable to jill well-reyulated^itf^r/sr
,-?t?rt??,~tu.'? o???est girl, ""performs the
duties usually assigned to an outside
foreman, supervising the running of
the breaker in a highly satisfactory
manner, and selling the fuel to the hun
dreds of farmers from the Mahanoy and
Mahantongo valleys, who patronize this
plant, while Mary has charge of the
much maligned mine mule, which hoists
the coal from the bowels of the earth
by means of an old-fashioned gin. An
nie, who has turned out a very fair
mechanic, runs the pump that keeps
the mine free from water and the boil
ers and engine that supply the steam
for operating the machinery, while Liz
zie is slate-picker boss, and assists her
three younger sisters and three little
brothers in picking the rock and the
slate from among the coal as the fuel
passes down the chutes to the storage
pockets. These girls do not nffect the
garb of the new woman, hut instead
wear serviceable skirt and petticoats.
Stout brogans cover their feet. Each
girl knows what is expected of her and
goes about the various duties in a busi
ness-like manner, while thc father is
cutting coal in the mine.
KITTY MANS, THE SE
Thirteen years ago Mr. Maus was
employed in the mines around Shamo
kin, but, desiring to branch out for
himself, he leased this mine, which was
barely ft hole in the ground at that
time. Since then he has purchased
the mine aud tract of coal land outright,
and the disappointment he and his wife
felt when their first four children
proved to be girls instead of boys has
been softened by the valuable assist
ance the girls have since rendered him.
Of the seven later additions to the fam
ily four are boys and three are girls,
so that Mr. Mans is now looking for
ward to having four young miners to
assist him in cutting coal from the
bowels of the earth before many years
j Whilo Mr. Mans and his athletic
daughters operate the mine his wife
attends to the household duties and
! tills their farm, which, according to
j his story, is a better paying investment
j than the mine. Since acquiring pos
J session of the colliery Mr. Mans has
made many improvements to the prop
erty in the shape of new and deeper
openings and the introduction of ma
chinery for preparing and hoisting the
Mr. Mans says that it is a common
thing for womeu to work in and around
the mines in the section of Germany
where he was born, and prominent
mining officials recall many instances
in which women and girls performed
similar duties in the coal mines of
England and "Wales. In tho latter
country, however, the custom is almost
obsolete now. About eight years ago
Mrs. Daniel Grassens, a German wo
man, donned man's attire and secured
employment in the Gimlet mine, near
Shamokin, as an inside loader. She
worked on the same shift as her hus
band and succeeded in hiding her sex
for several months. As soon as the
foreman discovered that she was a wo
man she was discharged, although her
work had been entirely satisfactory.
It is said that Mr. Grassens and his
mine-working wife are now prosper
ous German farmers in the Mahanoy
' THE MODEL KITCHEN.
Proper Arrangement nnd Furnishing of
this Important Part of a House.
Very little attention is given to the
furnishing of the kitchen, even in the
most particular households. If a new
house is being built the careful house
wife may ask the architect to provide
certain conveniences for the room, bat
generally the matter is left wholly to
his directions, and unless he is a tyro
he is not apt to disappoint expectations.
Modern improvements in plumbing
and in ranges provide the most con
venient of permanent fixtures. It is
scarcely necessary to warn one against
tho old style of shut-in plumbing, that
left innumerable crevices and crannies
to give lodgment to dirt and vermin.
The very best results are obtained from
the use of iron pipe instead of lead,
and if this bo used there is much less
chance of "sweating," and the conse
quent rotting of the adjacent wood,
particularly if the pipes be painted.
The Avoodwork of the kitchen is fully
as important as that of any of the rest
of the house. Pine is generally chosen,
and is as good as any other wood; it
should be oiled and given several coats
of hard varnish, or else painted in yel
low or buff.
All closets and cupboards should be
built from the floor to the ceiling, with
out the slightest opening above or be
low. The door should cover just as
much of the front as possible, leaving
room only for a narrow jamb and a
shallow sill, in order that when they
are opened the entire exterior may be
exposed to view. Earthenware tubs are
cheaper in the long run than wooden
ones, although their initial cost is con
siderably greater. But if wooden tubs
must be used, be sure they are put in
most carefully, as under the best of
contractors they give more trouble
than any other kitchen fillment.
Above all things do not stint money
in laying the kitchen floor; this must
be constantly scrubbed, and if the
wood checks and splinters the task is
heart-breaking. The highest grades
of Georgia pine should be used, in
narrow strips, and it should have fre
quent dressing. It is no economy
to lay a cheap floor with the idea of
depending upon a covering of oil cloth
or similar material.
A very common mistake is made in
putting in a sink that is too small, and
ill providing no placo for the draining
of dishes. A sink is never too large,
even for the smallest family, and if
space will permit it is well to put in
one that is a couple of sizes larger than
needed. At both ends should be wide
draining shelves. An admirable fea
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ture, if one can afford it, is a panel of
tiling adjoining the sink. This should
be copped with a strip of wood contain
ing hooks, from which may be hung
basting spoons, collanders, measures,
and so forth.
As to furnishing proper, this is a j
very simple matter, although many
people seem to think that it is suf-1
ficient to tramp into the kitchen the
dilapidated and broken down, furniture
from other parts of the house. There
should be two plain deal tables, a large
one and a small one. the latter just
about the height of the rauge or stove.
This will be fourni extremely con
venient in cooking if drawn close to the
range to hold utensils. The chairs
should be of the kind that have solid
wooden seats, but* there should also be
j at least one comfortable rocking-chair, j
j Anything that is in the nature of au
: ornament and has no utilitarian uso is
wholly out of place, aid should be ban
ished from the kitchen.
The design presented hos a kitchen
arranged in accord .with the suggestion
contained in article.
A description of design: A. Movable
table. B. Boiler. C. Closet. E. Low
DE8ION FOR A KITCHEN.
table. F. Counter shelf. H. Chairs.
M. Dresser. N. Towel Rack. P. Pan
try. R. Range. 8. Sink. T. Hinged
table. V. Veranda.
~? FISHES WITH FOUR EYES.
Chinese Monstrosities Imported to Xew
York as Cariosities.
A certain New York dealer in fancy
creatures, pet and singing birds and
such like things is just now exhibiting
a Chinese four-eyed fish, the like of
wbich, he solemnly declares, -was never
seen in America before. Certainly,
says the New York Herald, it is a cu
rious creature, and, to all appearances,
it has the four eyes its owner claims.
They are set in pairs high on the
sides of tho head, one "eye" of each
pair looking straight up and the other
sideways, each pair being fixed in a
sort of fleshy protuberance that gives
FOUR-EYED FISH FBOM CHINA.
tho finny monster a most extraordinary
The thing was imported from China.
It is a species of goldfish and is con
fessedly a sort of manufactured freak.
The story told by the dealer to account
for the extra pair of eyes is sufficiently
marvellous to strain the beliving pow
ers of the most credulous. He says
the Orientals who breed these fish
place them in a tank which is kept in
absolute darkness, save that from a
lens or a mirror placed above the tank
oce single tiny ray of light is shoi
down into the water. The fish natur
ally seeks this ray of light and spends
mont nf 1>'? +,,v>" -~L - "*' *
^The Chinese hav? ?^BV^name^
this fish. The nearest approach 'IUTTV^
English translation of this name is
"celestial telescope," tao word "tele
scope" being used because of tho pro
tuberant structure of tbe eyes.
Besides the double ?complement of
eyes, the celestial telescope has a num
ber of other curious characteristics.
Its body is short and chunked and its
tail is very long, perhaps twice or
thrice as long as the body; more thu*
that, it it so divided as to seem to bi
four tails instead of one.
But, notwithstanding this surplus
of apparent propelling power, the !
celestial telescope is an exceedingly
slow and awkward fish in getting about,
and seems to be even more stupid than ;
most other fisb. For instance, it will
not feed at all as other fish do; its food
must be placed in the water on the end
of a little straw or stick, in such a way :
that it can seo it plainly, and thea the I
food must bo held in position a long
time before it can be induced to eat.
Bismarck'? Stock of Oiiki.
Prince Bismarck, as is well known?
on his retirement, devoted himself to
agriculture, his chief hobby being the
exploitation of his forest lands. From
all parts of Germany he received ap
plications for oak saplings from his do
mains, and these oaks have been
planted in all quarters of the father
land, and are known as "Bismarck
oaks." The Prince has now been
obliged to publish a notice informing
his admirers that he is unable to ac
cede to the numerous requests that
1 reach him, as his stock of young oaks
ARROW IN A DEER'S RIB.
Mark of an Indian Hunter Found In Illi
Herbert W. Fay, one of the editors
of the DeKalk (111.) Review, will pre
sent to the new Illinois State Normal
School a unique relic which will doubt
less be highly appreciated. It is the
rib of a deer which has been punc
tured by an arrow-head. The rib was
found on a farm near Sandwich, 111.,
by Levi B. Erwin, who recently dis
posed of it to Mr. Fay. The rib is
eleven inches long and was found with
the arrow head sticking in it as shown
in the picture. The Smithsonian In
stitution in Washington made au effort
. INDIAN ARI?OT IN DEER S RIB.
to secure the relic, but Mr. Fay has
determined to keep it in Illinois where
it was found.
Mr. Fay bas a large collection of
arrow-heads and Indian tools and
weapons which are reminders of the
days when poor Lo held undisputed
sway in Illinois.
Tbe whole number of members of
the Christiau Endeavor societies is
2,836,7-10. There arc more than 47,- '
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ver Tonic is a ONE-DAY
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SHE TRIED THE NEW MOUNT.
How One Young Lady Happened to Have
a Badly Blackened Eye.
They met in the dimg store, and the
latest comer threw up her hands in
"Gracious, goodness, Gwendoline!"
she exclaimed excitedly, "what under
the canopy have you been 4ip to now?
You have the worst black eys I ever
saw; your nose ls bruised, your cheek
cut, and-Gwendoline Armstrong, I
verily believe you've been boxing!"
The dilapidated girl sighed.
"No" she said," dejectedly, "I really
haven't, Gladys. It's the wheel."
"But I thought you learned to ride
two years ago," ejaculated the other
"So I did," was the doleful response,
"but it was this year's mount that did
it. You know Edwin Latham, of
course? Well, the other evening he
called,, and he did nothing the whole
evening but talk of the new '97 mount;
it was so graceful and pretty. He told
me how to do it. 'You get your left
pedal level,' he kept saying, 'and put
your left foot on it. Thun you give a
little spring, and as that pedal goes
down you swing your right foot over,
in front of the saddle, and there you
are. You have to be a little quick, but
that's all, and the girl who mounts
that way is the prettiest picture in the *
"Well that sounded easy, and I've al
ways been able to do anything on a
wheel. Why, when I first learned to
"I know, I know," interrupted the
listener, interestedly, "but how about
this time? Did you mount right ott?"
"No," snapped out the battered girl,
shamefacedly, snatching up her glass
of soda water, "I didn't. I tried to,
however, and-well, here's the result.
Hereafter I'll stick to the old way ot
. So will I," said the other girl, sym
pathetically, but the war-worn damsel
saw something suspicions in the haste
with wmch she led her wheel out of
sight around the nearest corner, and
she smiled comprehending]}' at the
"Give her that combination of harts
horn and arnica that you mixad^o
me when she comes backf-'She said
amusedly, "and tell her to put a lot of
it into her bath instead of trying to rub
it in. It's much easier and far less
And she left the store with a happy
. L-t"" fhfl thundercloud
engineering achievements and pos
sibilities, from the modern point of
.^teV-^re receiving an additional illus
tration iTr>?Lecase cf the projected tunnel
betwee nthemaiftisndof Italy and the
island of Sicily, planT^?^^detaila ot
which, in model, as execut?8*i?the
Italian civil engineer de JohannHi^
have attracted much attention at the
University of Padua. After thorough
and careful studies of the Strait of Mes
sina, its varying depths, the nature of
the ground, and all of the other condi
tions which might assist or interfere
with such an undertaking, de Johannis
decided that the beginning of the tun
nel should be near San Giovanni di
Sanitello, at the foot of the Aspromonte
Mountain range, the mouth on the oth
er side to be located on the degll InglesI
plain. The entire tunnel will be nearly
two miles long, and will consist In the
main of two shafts of about 10,000 feet
each, descending at a grade not ex
ceeding 32 feet in each 1,000. Such a
tunnel is thought preferable to a bridge
that would involve such a great span
ind wind exposure.-Harper's Round
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Utah will celebrate In July the fif
tioth anniversary of its settlement,
cad they who take pride in the history
of the Territory and State axe advoca
ting the establishment of a historical
society to preserve the memories of
the past. Materials are abundant, and
some of the history thus to be pre
served is unique in American annals.
The Swedes do not intend to let
their neighbors, the Norwegians, have
it all their own way with Arctic ex
plorations, and it is ?aid that an ex
pedition will be sent from Stockholm
to K?nig Karl's Land, east of Spitz
bergen, next sua>mer. It is intended
that the same expedition shall aiso ex
plore the islands and undiscovered re
trica between Spitzbergen and Franz
Quinine ?ind other fe
ver medicines take from S
to IO days to cure fever.
Johnson's Chill and Fever
Tonic cures in ONE DAY.
A letter In The Ohio State Journal /
claims for John W. Burton, once a
resident of Columbus aW now living
in Texas, the honor ?f being the
youngest man who carried a musket
from the beginning to the end of the
Civil War. He was a member of
Company A, Forty-sixth Ohio Volun
teer Infantry, and was only twelve
years old when he enlisted. He was
a boy of remarkable size for his age
and showed few signs of his extreme
youth. There were many drummers
younger than Burton, but he was a
real soldier from the first, and always
did a man's duty.