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THOS. 1 ADAMS. PROPRIETOR.
EDGEE?ELD, S. C., THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 1892.
VOL. LVII. NO. 13.
TH? BEST VOR
liefs hope for the best for the com
The birds still ?Ul sing in the blossoms
The storm feel the flush of the rai nbc
The samo san is shining in splendor
Let's hope for the best for the country;
The ringing of bells In the olties and de
Tbere are stars for the gloom ot the mid
The same skies are bending above us
Let's hope for the best for the country;
The breath of the showering blossoms ti
The seed that climbs high to the h ar vea
The world's in the light of the glory o
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Ba GRA NTLEYI
vas holding a long,
sation with hex in
timate friend, Mrs.
Dinsmore, and the
two faces looking
into each other i
were fall of cha
what a beautifid
child Amy iras?" Mrs. Grantley said,
"the prettiest of all we saw, and we
were-how long, making a selection?"
"Dear me! I cannot recolleor,"
said Mrs. Dinsmore. "We visited
every orphan asylum and 'home' we
heard'of, I know. Ye?, Amy was a
perfect little beauty."
"And I was so careful in my direc
tion at every school where I have
placed her that she should be watohed
and prevented from getting freckled
or spoiling her complexion in any
way. She has beea most faithfully
cared for, and now, my dear, when I
come home, expecting to find a lovely
girl to introduce to society, I au
fairlv stunned 1 Amy is positively
"it is too dreadful !" said Mrs.
Dinsmore, with a sympathetic shud
"Of conree, I must do my duty by
her," continued Mrs. Grantley, plain
tively, "after giving her the best edu
cation money could procure and all
the tastes and accomplishments of a
lady. I cannot turn the child away
for what is really no fault of her own.
Of course she would be a beauty if
uhe could! Bat it is a bitter disap
was. Mrs. Grantley was a
-yr^--p-?n tho ra.
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i thit her own beauty was waaing, she
reto cd to gives new charm to her
hou-v, a nsw interest to her life, by
adopting a child.
The first, the most essential, requis
ite in ber eyes was beauty ; the next
intellect, and with those she also re
quired a ohild who was absolutely
friendless-one who would have no
unpleasant relations claiming ac*
quaintance at some future date, how
ever remote. It was not easy tu meet
all these conditions, bat the child was
found at last ; she was very fair, with
a bloom like a peach blossom upon
each delicate cheek ; she had fair, soft
hair that cnrled naturally, blue eyes
fall of sweetness and delicate features;
her feet and hands were of aristocratic
proportions, and her figure slender
and graceful. A street waif, she knew
of no home beyond the asylum where
Mrs. Grantley found her, and had no
relative of whom she had ever heard.
There wat no difficulty about the mat
ter, and Mrs. Grantley adopted the
. child, calling her Amy Grantley, and
delighting to exhibit her in the dain
tiest of costumes to her admiring
When Amy was twelve years old,
having proved herself an apt scholar
wich a good nursery governess, Mrs.
Grantley decided to go to Europe.
She left her adopted child in i good
school, and corresponded with her
regularly, seeing with delight that the
child's mind and heart expanded and
thowed cultivation and sweet, maiden
ly beauty as her education advanced.
For seven years Amy remained at
scbool, a conscientious student, de
lighting in music, and showing always
a gentle, lovable disposition.
In her heart there was one shrine
where, next her God, was one object
of absolute worship-Mrs. Grantley.
She had -never been deceived regard
ing her own position, knowing that tc
her adopted mother she owed every
pleasure and every advantage she eu
joyed. Every notion of her life wa:
influenced by her gratitude. Loving
study for its own sake, she threw fresi
energy into every accomplishment tc
please her friend, her kind adopt?e
mother ; she made music an absorbing
pursuit, because Mrs. Grantley lovec
music, and her teachers assured he:
her strong, pare voice mast give pleas
ure to aay true lover of singing.
Year after year the strong hope o
her life was that Mrs. Grantley woul
coon return, and she might in som
way repay what she owed her. Th
day the summons came to her to mee
Mrs. Grantley ia what was to be he
future home, the ohild was almost ii
Educated by a lady who considere
it a duty to check any vanity in he
pupils, Amy had never given mac
thought to her personal appearance
When scarlet fever robbed her of he
carls and '.eft a straight mass of pale
flaxen hair in their place, ?ho though
on!/ cf tho temporary baldness as a
inconvenience, and the caro of th
straight hair less troublesome than tb
carla. She did not heed the fact thc
the rame fever deprived her of her ci
qniuite complexion, and left a sallov
colorless one in its place.
Per second teeth were uneven, aa
not very white, though sonn i an
use ul. Sba was graceful in fi gar
easy in movement, relined in voi<
and tone, -a laJy in every impulse ac
action? bat Mrs Grantley's first e.
ciaunatioo was ;
itry, whatever the powers may be;
-?he rivers dash on to the sea;
>w, however the thunders may fall;
-the same God ls over us all !
there ls joy for the night and the dny;
Ils-sweet-singing our sorrows away;
Inlght, however the shadows may fall;
-the same God ls over us all I
nero's spring with her banners unfurled
lat are blown by the winds o'er the world;
t, and musical voices that call;
? the God that ls over us all !
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! "Can this be Amy? flow ugly von
The words were ungracious, the tone
still more so, and the sensitive, loving
heart felt as if a heavy hand had
crushed all sweetness out of life. The
cold kiss, the few forced words of wel
I come, ad led to her pain, and, lifting
stream inf; eyes, she faltered :
'1 am so sony I I will try to be
good I" like a grioved ohild, harshly
reproved for a fault. She did try to
a* me for that involutary crime, the
loss of her childish beauty, and while
Mrs. Grantley mourned over it, spoke
often of her bitter disappointment,
and vainly tried by every art of dress
to recall the lost charms, sho yet felt
creeping into her heart day by day a
love and respect for this homely girl
ehe had never felt foi the beautiful
Sometimes she sat and thought of
Amy with a wondering admiration, as
of some strange specimen of humanity
that had never before crossed her path.
"She is like a flower," she thought,
'that gives out its sweetest fragrance
when it is crushed. I have let her see
too plainly how she disappoints me,
and she is humbly conscious of my
chagrin, and yet she is so tenderly
loving, so anxious to please me, that I
believe I shall end by loving her as
well as if she wero beautiful. Leonard
Gresham says she is the loveliest wo
man in society this winter 1 And yet
Bhe ia positively homely!"
And Leonard Gresham was not alone
in his opinion. To Mrs. Grantley's
amazement, Amy was the centre of a
circle in sooiety that looked beyond
beauty to find attraction. A circlo
that hung entranced upon the pure,
highly cultivated?^*ceL that was ul
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"Tere?TEer byHhe many who sought her,
made her heart thrill as did Mrs.
Grantley's gradual admissions of her
power to win love.
Leonard Gresham, a man of whose
love any woman might bo proud,
sought her for his wifo, and when she
gently refused his suit she was far
prouder of the adopted mother's pleas
ure than of the offer of one of society's
most eligible partis.
..My darling, I cannot spare you
yeti" were words that echoed gladly
in her heart long after they were
spoken, with an emphasis that proved
they came from the heart.
There wero times when Amy won
dered if the pain the rejeotion of
Leonard Gresham left in her heart
was not caused by a deeper love than
she had realized Bhe felt when she gave
it, but the girl's whole mind was bent
upon proving her gratitude to her
It was a revelation to Mrs. Grantley
to find in so ma ly ways her comfort
and happiness increased after she once
allowed Amy to manifest her love. It
was a long time before this was accom
plished, for the girl's sensitive nature
shrank from forcing her affection
where it wis not needed. But, little
by little, the humble offers of service
dictated by intense gratitude became
daily duties, and the loving heart soon
found new avenuep of devotion. Well
trained servants took every menial
care, but no servant could make Mrs.
Grantley's life overflow with new hap
piness as Amy's devotion soon did.
It reemed as if her heart would break
with joy tho first time Mrs. Grantley
drew her to her heart, kissed her lips
and said, fervently :
No lover ever gave his beloved a
moment of pnrer, more rapturous de
light than Amy experienced in that
hour. For two years after life flowed
on in a pleasant stream. Sooiety be
came secondary to home. "Dear
mamma" became a familiar title ipou
Amy's lips, and no mother was evei
more fondly loved than Mrs. Grantley
by her "darling."
Tuen sorrow came in ghastly shape.
Mrs. Grantley was attacked by a can>
cerous affection that, despite skill ant
care, became an incurable disease,
loathsome to the sufferer and to the
nurre. No hired care could ever have
been as tender as that given by Aavy'i
love; no paid nurse could have sc
fought fatigue or disgust, All day, al
night, the most watchful careenfoldec
the patient. Every amusement he;
state could bear-music, reading
chatting, were given with such love a
proved them an offering from th
heart, and when the suffering was toi
great to bear any recreation, Amy wa
devoted in nursing and soothing th
sufferer. Her touch, firm and ye
gentle, never added to the pain, an
while she was Blender, she had th
strength of per ect health. Mre
Grantley insisted upon havi?g
trained nurse to assi;-t Amy, but it wa
to her adopted daughter she looked fe
the many attentions that alleviate su
lt was Amy who read precions won'
of comfort from the Holy Writ, tc
j long neglected in a life of frivolity au
! fashion. It was Amy who lifted In
j voice in :-imp!e childlike words <
. prax er daily and nightly.
>ot many hours before the la
struggle lifo makes, Mrs. Grantle
was with Mrs. Dinemoxe, and, liftii
her hand feebly to meet Amy's, she
'.How little I knew the treasure 1
was taking to my home and heart
when I tried to find a pretty child to
introduce to society ! God has been
very good to mo in giving me such
love and care in my : irs of pain."
And Amy knew th( hat ohe was no
longer in Mrs. Gran. s eyes what
she had pften heard -elf called
"Mrs. Grantley's gr disappoint
It was not until two j irs after the
death of her benefactress that once
more Leonard Gresham asked her to
be his wife, and she gladly consented.
"I loved you," she told hjm, frank
ly, "when I sent you from me, but I
had given my life to my adopted
mother, and it was my one aim and
duty to repay her for what she had
given me, even although I knew that
my loss of beauty was one of the bit
terest disappointments of her heart. "
"It is not always beauty that wine
love," Leonard said, tenderly.
"No, for without it I have won her
heart and yours."-New York Ledger.
SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL.
Electric light is being introduced in
all the cars of tho Swiss JuraSiinplon
It has been computed that between
36,000,000 and 37,003,000 babies ar
rive each year.
Paris policemen aro now supplied
with electric dark lanterns with which
thoy can see at a distance of 7.50 feet,
Rotary snow plows are being used
with some success in throwing water
off the railway tracks in South Dakota.
The Canadian Government has ar
ranged a system of cold storage on
railways, at ports and on steamers,
for tho preservation of perishable
The railway metals between London
and Edinburgh, a distance of 400
miles, are 210 yards longer in summer
than they are in winter, owing to the
expansion caused by the extra heat.
Scientists cay that the atmosphere
surrounding tho globe is gradually di
minishing and that in tho course of a
few thousand, or perhaps a fow hun
dreds of thousands of years the supply
will be exhausted.
A new steering device for ships con
trols the rudder by pneumatic pres
sure, the air being forced into a cyl
inder ou either side of the rudder
post by means of the steering wheel
in the pilot house.
We need nearly 3000 cubic feet of
fresh air per hour for breathing pur
poses, but we can do with as little &3
2590.. Children need loss, and there
are now building schools to give the
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appointment of Professor Forbes, the
eminent electrician, to make a report
with this end in view, and he will
commence his studies in the autumn.
It is expected that the results will be
of high importance to Upper Egypt
and the Soudan.
Dog That Can Test Metal*.
No bank teller, crook or expert in
Iowa has a truer instinct for real,
genuine cart-wheel silver dollars
than has a Pock Rapids dog called
Silver Tip. Silver Tip is tan colorod
and weighs about ten pound?. All of
his two years ot life be bas been the
property of Landlord Barber, of the
Lyon Hotel, at Book Rapids, but it io
only within the last year that his
power of immediate^ insight into the
nature of metals has become known to
his owner, says the Chicago Times
The way Tip manifests bis power, as
his owner puts its, is as follows: If
one takes a pile of coins the size of au
American dollar-say, a trade dollar,
a Mexican dollar, a five-franc pieoe
and 6ome counterfeit dollars-and put
one genuiuo dollar piece in the centre
of the pile. Tip will rummage around
among them for an instant and then
snatch the good coin and proceed to
take care of it in approved dog fashion
to an accompaniment of growls and
bites. Or if ene rolls a coin along the
floor Tip can ?ell every time whether
it is good stuf" to be chased.
Tip never makes a mistake, and
there isn't a bit of doubt about hie
powers. He has been tested by
Chicago business men and by commit
tees of Iowa scientists. He gets no
human help in his work. The good
coin is not marked in any peculiai
way for his benefit, nor is it scented,
Any one can use his own coin in thc
experiment. Nor does Tip's powen
depend on signs from his master. Th?
latter leaves the room without de
tracting from the dog's ability in th<
Mr. Barber has refused all offers foi
the purchase of Tip.
To Cleau Books.
Grease may be taken out by layinj
the page between two sheets of blot
ting paper, and passing a hot iroi
gently over it. To remove greas
from the covers, 6crapo pipe-clay o
French chalk over the spot and iroi
with a warm iron (net a hot'one]
Vellum covers may often be deane
by means of soap and water, but i
much soiled should be washed with
weak solution of salts of lemon. T
take out ink stains, place the leave
for two minutes in a solution of oxali
acid, then in clean cold water for
few hours. To restore the consistenc
of the paper afterwards, use a bath c
"size" and water.-The Housewife.
Tho Irony of Fat?.
Edward Whymper, the notedmoui
tain climber, who is well known c
this coast, has carried tho alpenstoc
for more than thirty years, and hi
scaled the Chimborazo and the Ma
terhorn, besides hundreds of lessi
peak?, and, although he has had nut
berless thrilling adventures, includi;
a fall of 000 feet, he never fractured
limb or sustained any serious injur
ile did, however, tumble down a fl ig]
of stairs in England recently ai
fractured his collar bone. -San Fra
BERRIES IN THE HOJE?
TtfE BUSINESS OF RAISINC SMALL
FRUITS FOR NORTHERN MARKETSif
A Strawberry Euterprise In Louisiana^
How the Karly Berry Como* to Chi
cago at Cold-Storajfe Temperatures^
Glimpses of Berry Pickers at "Work
Less than a dozen years ago, says a
Hammond (La.) letter to the Chicago
Record, a little colony of Chicago and
Illinois people came down here to joui
others from different sections of th?,
country in founding a new tow?K
Among the number who were activent,
giving the place a good start was J. il
Merry, of the Illinois Central Railroad^
who offered every reasonable induce^
ment to those who desired to take np
their abode in a warmer climate than
that of Chicago.
Early in its upward growth Ham?
mond began supplying Chicago tables
A GAN(J OF BE
with the most luscious fruit of the?
South. Since last Christmas lt has
been shipping strawberries to Chicago
and is now supplying the Northern',
market with the pickings of the cecond
The great desideratum at the start
was to get the fruit to market qnicklyV:
In this matter the corporation which;
began fostering the town at the startjj
came to the relief of the berry growers '
by inaugurating and finally perfecting ti
a refrigerator service that went far]
toward filling the requirements*
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into trains were sem nor mw mu. on
fast passenger train r diedule. Chi
cago to-day is really receiving its
strawberries by fast mail, for the train
On which the Government transports
its North and South mails carries
berries by the thousand cases.
In the busiest part of the shipping
season the company runs a regular
strawberry train from the South. Cars
are picked up at all points where the
fruit is grown, made up into one train
and sent through to Chicago at the rate
of fifty miles au hour.
During the first months of the year a
RECEIVING CASES OF ]
new service was inaugurated by the
American Express Company, which
had not been attempted in other years.
Heretofore regular trains for herrief
had not been put on until the crop wai
well along in the season, the outpul
being handled by regular freight trains,
which, however, made fast time.
Recently George F. Nosier, formerly
connected with the American company
at New Orleans, was made genera
agent of the company at Chicago. Hi
interested his people in the berry busi
ness of his former neighbors, with th<
result that a special line of refrig?ralo
cars was put into the Southern berr
trade. The cars are of the most mod
ern type and fruit is packed in then
and delivered from them in Chicago a
the same temperature. Cars are lei
nt such towns as Hammond, Amit
City, Tick Faw, Ponehatonla and Inde
pen dence. A freight train gather
them np and runs them to McCom
City, where th9 cars are refilled wit
ice and then hooked on the Goveri
ment fast mail. Berries picked o
Saturday morning may be on Chicag
breakfast tables on Monday morning
Six. twenty-four pint boxes of berri?
weigh 100 pounds and it costs $2 1
transport the six cases 'by express 1
the Chicago market. By freight ti
tariff is less. The time by express :
twenty-four hours faster. Quite ri
cently the express company has foun
it necessary to charter a special engii
and crew by which a train of strawbe
ries exclusively is rushed to Chicago i
There are 250 peoplo living iu <
near Hammond who ship from one
fifty cases of berries daily. Patclv
run from one to five acres, though te:
acre fields are not unknown. Ben ai
"Baz" Bogers were the pioneer stra;
berry growers and shippers at this
point. They began fifteen years ago
and acquired a fortune in the business.
The}' iiad formerly been engaged in
breeding goats. They were led by
chame to set out some strawberry
plants which produced a return com
pared with which goatflesh dropped
out of night.
The venture of the Rogers brothers
Was iio-,ed and followed until even poor
Billy s back yard range was turned up
and set out in plants. Where once the
combative William held sway among
discarded tinware and hoopskirts a
million "Mitchell early's" bloom and
yield in the greatest abundance. A
Ponchateula woman who ran a large
farm bought the goat herd and ehe, in
turn, finally disposed of them in favor
of strawberry-growing at $4 a case.
The acreage here probably exceeds
1500 and it is increasing yearly. A
single day's shipment has reached as
high as five carloads and nearly the
entire output goes to Chicago.
IRBY PICKERS. '.. _ .
Some of the growers have realized
big profits in the berry business.
James Gould is said to have made $700
from an acre patch in a single season.
Mrs. E. F. Brown, whose place is
within a mile of Hammond, told the
Eecord; correspondent that she had
Cleared $150 from her single acre.
This season has been too wet for
I strawberries. When shipped wet, in
; which condition they have frequently
been sent away, the berries fail to stand
[tho trip tc. Chicago, and are little more
than an unsightly mass of pomace when
[the commission men receive them. It
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foliage and flowers of many varieties.
The bottles are mostly of the cottage
order. These new Southerners dis
play a commendable outlay in home
-A 82300 Splinter. *
A most remarkable judgment was
rendered by a jury in our Circuit Court
on Tuesday afternoon. It was the
case of Semonis vs. the L. and N.
Railroad Company, in which the plain
tiff asked for 815,000 damages for in
juries received on the defendant's road
while helping to carry a piece of tim
BERRIES FROM GROWERS.
ber to place under the rails while the
track was being surfaced near Benson
last sumn.er after the washout. Mr.
Semonis r,coidentIy stuck a splinter in
his right hi.nd near the little finger,
which he paid but little attention tc
for seven! days, and finally went tc
see a doctor in regard to extracting it,
The doctor made several incisions and
failing to find it began to poultice foi
the little stick. This was continued
for seventy days, when finally th<
splinter ciur.e out of its own accord,
leaving the hand in a bad condition,
for which he brought suit against th(
road for the injury received, and th<
jury gave him a verdict for $2500.
Franklin (Ky.) Argus.
Birds as Ventriloquist?.
When yoi are out for a countr;
walk, and hijar the. cuckoo's cry, jus
endeavor, if he is not already in sight
to place him by the sound. "?ou simpl;
can't do it! It's been tried dozens o
times, and always unsuccessfully. Ani
if the cuckoo is calling quito near yoi
in a thick wook, you will probably b
unable to kell even which side of yo
he is. Nc r is the cuckoo the only bir
which pos irises this queer power c
ventriloquise. The robin, and som(
times the thrash will alter their note
in such a way as to completely puzzl
you whether they are twenty yard
away or nearer fifty. Above all tb
.'cat-bird," a little gray native <
America, will make you fancy a yonn
kitten is weakly miaouing in the ron
under your feet, while all the time tl
little chap is laughing at you from tl
to j sumach-bush 100 feet away.-Answer
France has kept 200,000 tons of co
stored at Toulon since 1893, to 1
ready in case war should break out.
They Should lia Light and Airy, and Well
Ventilated-The Proper Furnishings.
With the increased knowledge of
sanitary laws brought about by the
close and systematic study given to the
subject in recent years, it has come to
be generally recognized that one of the
leading sources of danger to health in
the home is the cellar. The cellar is
the very last part of the house to be
seen, and it' seems easy to cut out of
the plan a window or two in this place,
or take off a foot from the height of
the ceiling. But this is not the part
of true wisdom. It is better to exer
cise economy in fitments and furnish
ings above, or leaving some of the up
per rooms that are not imperatively
needed entirely unfinished. These
can readily be completed in after years
without impairing the plan of the
In a general way, however, the cel
lar must remain as originally con
structed, and for this reason its main
features should be above reproach. It
must be light and airy, thoroughly
ventilated and of suJScient height.
The ceiling should never be less than
seven feet, and nine feet is far better.
A damp cellar is a nuisance, as well as
a great source of disease, and every
precaution should be taken to guard
against this fault.
Brick is porous in its nature, but if
it must be used the walls should be
coated with tar on the outside; with
stone walls cement should be mixed
with the mortar, in order that moisture
may not seep through the interstices
Pl^ of Ce 11 ar
no dark, inaccessible corners, for
these will surely breed disease. If
gas is used in the house there should
be at least one burner in the cellar, or
two if it be a large one. The fixtures
should be riding bracket, short and
of Btroug pattern. When tho heating
apparatus is in the cellar, special ar
rangements become necessary; if pos
sible the furnace should be shut off by
itself in order to prevent the spreading
of dust and ashes. It is little less
than suicidal to follow the practice
sometimes adopted of taking the cold
air supply for the furnace directly from
the cellar itself. The cold air box,
where it passes through the room,
should be as nearly air tight as it ii
possible to make it.
The accompanying design has a eel
lar built and laid in accordance wit!
the ideas expressed in this article.
The ceiling is eight feet in height
the walls are of brick, twelve inchei
thick, with two windows on each side
it is divided into four compartment.'
by an eight-inch brick wall, with a hal
in the centre opening into steps lead
ing to yard. The furnace room cai
thus be shut off, keeping all dust anc
ashes from the rest of the cellar; th<
outside walls are plastered with cement
and the cellar floor is laid in concrete
SMALLEST TRIPLET E
It ls Propelled hy Three Philadelphia ]
The smallest triplet bicycle in tl
tion of the residents of West Philadel
Press, is the property of the little A
sons of the well-known member of tl
built by Nicholas Mershou, a merni
tho little fellows. Lester,the oldest,
brothers are four years of age. Les
This house can he built in the vicinity
of New York for $-1250, not including
the heating apparatus, which would
would cost from $130 to fr 150 accord
ding to whether air or hot water was
A Chinese Giant.
At Yunan Foo Mr. and Mrs. H. D.
Mcllrath, the wheeled correspondents
of the Chicago Inter-Ocean, who are
cycling through China on a bicycle
tour around the world, met Chang, a
Chinese giant, who towers seven feet
nine inches in the air. Th 3 photo
graph taken of the party with the giant
in the centre shows his v oa ?erful pro
portions, Mr. Mcllrath, although con
siderably above the average height of
men, being six feet and three-quarters
of an inch tall, sinking into insignifi
THE GIANT OP ZUNKAN FOO, CHINA.
canee by his side. This adventurous
pair of cyclists are enjoying some re
markable experiences on their tour.
A Secret Guard for Grant.
lu the Century General Horace
Porter tells of the siege of Petersburg
in his "Campaigning With Grant."
After describing the disastrous ex
plosion on tho boat loaded with ord
nance stores, General Porter says:
This occurrence set the staff to think
ing of the various forms of danger to
which the general-in-chief was ex
posed, and how easily he might be as
sassinated; and we resolved that in
addition to the ordinary guard mounted
at the headquarters camp, we would
quietly arrange a detail of "watchers"
from the members of the staff, so that
one officer would go on duty every
night and keep a personal lookout in
the vicinity of the general's tent. This
was faithfully carried out. It had to
be done secretly, for if he had known
of it he would without doubt have
with a view to his personal protection.
A Duel Avoided.
The elder Dumas, the eminent
French novelist, was not spared the
severe criticisms which attack a famous
name, but, like all wise men, he was
content to treat these attacks with dig
nified silence. Not so his son. Exas
perated by the particularly severe
criticisms of a noted journalist, the
young man-then in his college days
took upon himself to right the wrongs
to his father, and sent two chums to
arrange for a duel with the offender.
Calmly the journalist listened to
what they had to say. When they had
concluded he called a servant, direct
ing him to tell his son to come to the
"Gentlemen," said he, "as this ap
pears to be an affair of sons, and not of
fathers, etiquette would seem to de
mand that you should arrange your
matter with my sou. He will be here
directly, and no doubt will give you
the satisfaction you wish."
So saying, he left the room, and a
moment Inter the journalist's son en
tered-a child of three years, in the
arms of his nurse.-Harper's Pound
Art for Week Days Only.
The picture galleries at South Kens
ington Museum present a rather curi
ous appearance on Sundays, when a
number of the paintings are concealed
behind green baize curtains. The ex
planation of this phenomenon is that
the works so hidden from the public
gaze belong to the collection of Mr.
Ellison, who, in the deed of gift, ex
pressly stipulated that they should not
be exhibited on Sundays. ( . -
A Cartons Graft.
Professor Baily, of Ithaca, N. Y.,
has succeeded in grafting tomato on
potato vines. In this case tho toma
toes grew to full size, but the potatoes
JICYCLE IN TH.. WORLD.
Youngster* Under Six of Age, and thc Little
t Great Attention.
ie world now frequently attracts the atten
Iphia. The wheel, says the Philadelphi
.dams brothers, Lester, Jesse and Eddie
ie Kenilworth Wheelmen. The wheel wa
?er of the club, who is greatly attached t
is five years and six months old, while hi
ter is steersman.
Quinine and other fe
ver medicines take from 5
to IO days to cure fever.
Johnson's Chili and Fever
Tonic cures in ONE DA V.
Upon the condition of the teeth de
pends largely the bodily health. The
care of the child'? first teeth is very
important. The future of the second
3et depends upon the care of the first.
Nature uses the first set as a boee to
supply nutriment to the second. No
child under eight should loee a tooth.
Decayed teeth in the mouth of a child
produce digestive troubles, and pro
duce an acid which destroys the second
Liquid food should not be given a
child after the teeth are large enough
for use. Too often soaked biscuits,
crackers and the like are used instead
of food which requires chewing. In
order to preserve the teeth we must
use them. The use of more coarse
breads would be beneficial. Beware
of charcoal and pumice stone. The
fo'.lowing formula, used by most den
tists, is harmless: One ounce orris
root, three ounces precipitate of chalk,
one teaspoonful powdered castile soap
and one tablespoonful bicarbonate of
A pleasant mouth wash ls one-half
teaspoonful listerine la cue-half a
glass of water.
A little bicarbonate of soda placed
upon a tender tooth will often bring
comfort, or for persistently tender
teeth a mouth wash of milk of magne
sia and water in equal quantities.
New Orleans Picayune.
Johnson's Chill and Fe
ver Tonic is a ONE-DAY
Cure. It cures the most
stubborn case of Fever in
What to Do With Wet Boots.
When a man arrive* home with wet
boots he will usually elthtr stand them
in the fireplace or simply throw them,
with their aole3 down, anywhere out
of the way. The former method does
harm to the boots, and the latter to
the wearer. ' Boots must not be placed
too near a fire. To dry them, they
should be set at a distance of about
two feet away, with soles toward the
fire; they will then dry "gradually. If
trees are available, put them In when
the boots are about half dry; but it is
s:s.v. Piv?? trat a< -v -. . - -
Chill & Fever Tonic?
Because it cures the
most stubborn case
of Fever in ONE DAY.
A Contrary Flag."
If ever there was anything in the
world that went by contraries, it is the
, Chinese flag. It will be recalled that
I it is one of the gayest of national ban
ners. The body of the banner is of*a
pale yellow. In the upper left hand
corner is a small red sun, and looking
at it Is a fierce Chinese dragon. About
one thousand years ago, so the story
runs, the Chinese made war ?upon tho
Japanese. They prepared for a great
invasion. As a prophecy of victory
they adopted a standard which is that
of the present time. They took the
Sun of Japan and made it very small.
This they put in front of the dragon's
mouth to express the idea that the
Chinese dragon would devour the Jap
anese, lt happened, however, that the
Chinese fleet, oonveynig an army of
100,000 men, was wrecked on its way
' to Japan by a great storm, and all bu*,
three of the 100,000 perished. The re
sult of the recent war has not been any
more convincing than the first affair,,
that the Chinese fias has been cor
rectly conceived.-Pittsburg Dispatch.
Johnson's Chill and Fe
ver Tonic is a ONE-DAY
Cure. It cures the most
stubborn case of Fever in
The Turnkey's Experience.
Jacob Schaffer, tho turnkey at the
County Jail, had a queer experience
the other day, according to stories
told by his friends. He went to Joliet
to assist Jailer Whitman In handling
a large number of convicted prisoners.
Jake was a stranger within the gates,
and in the bustle of business and be
wildering succession of new events he
in some way became separated from
One of the guards promptly took him
in charge, under the impression that
he was a prisoner. Jacob protested,
but it did no good, and he was forced
to wait a considerable length of time
for the return of Mr. Whitman.
All this ls vigorously denied by the
turnkey, of course, but jail employes
say the fact that his hair has been re
cently clipped leeds color to the talc.
Jailer Whitman is kind and refuses to
be interviewed.-Chicago Journal.
Use of Adam's Apple.
Adam's apple, if It was once that
fruit that brought into the world all
our woe, is now a useful organ. It
serves as a sort of storage cistern o!
the blood for the supply of the biain.
When the heart send3 up too much
blood Adam's apple intercepts it, or
part of it; and when the direct supply
from the heart temporarily runs short,
Adam's apple give* vip its store.