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THOS. 1 ADAMS. PROPRIETOR.
EDGEE?ELD, S. C., THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 1892.
VOL. LVII. NO. 13.
Somewhere, I know, we shall find them all,
'The rose that blossomed beyond our
The star that bid 'neath as. inky pall
Jost as we staggered across the beach;
The bird that stifled its cunning song
Jost as we paused a moment to hear.
The fruit ne'er ripened for which we long,
The skies that darkened will all be clear.
Somewhere,.! know that the kls8C3 watt
Por whioh we languished in days gone by,
And smiles will greet us alert, elate,
For which we waited ny years that die.
The words unspoken como loud and clear.
The words withheld in the dim, sad past
Shall fill with rapture oar list'ning ear,
The heart's best pulses beat sweet and
A FLOOD m
the kitchen lamp
and set it in the
middle of the to
"We might as
well have sup
per," she said.
prob'iy won't be back till late. "
Fred and Polly drew up their chairs,
and Grandmother Melton brought a
Bteaming bowl of mush from the stove
and dished it into two smaller bowls.
'Tm as hungry as a bear, "observed
Freci, between mouthfuls. "I think
it's a shame we have to go so far to
school. There isn't a single boy or
girl in Springville that has to go half
so far as we do. "
"I don't see why fat.ier doesn't
move down there," complained Polly,"
pouring more of the rich, yellow milk
over h'$r mush; "he could get to his
work just as well, and it; would be
ev?? so much pleasanter than this
lories jaxe place. "
"You must remember that your
father isn't a rich mau," answered
Grandmother Melton, gently. "He
owns this cottage, and if he moved he
would have to reut another home, and
perh?p? he couldn't sell this one."
The Mel tons had only been in their
hew home since the summer before.
Both Fred " and Polly had enjoyed it
vary much indeecf during thu' pleasant
.warm weather of August and Septem
ber, ?hen the wide, swift Mississippi
had gleamed through the willows, and
there hud been unlimited boating and
awimming and . fishing. But with the
coming of winter the roads choked full
oj' snow and ice, and the winds swept
u? the river sharp and cold, aud it was
a dreary, lonesome waik of four miles'
to Behool at Springville. Au the win
ter progressed they had complained
more and more, and nosv for a- week,
"They'U'all get ahead of me," Polly
had sobbed;" "and I can't pass my ex
That morning Father Melton had
gone up the river to help watch the
levees. Reports had been coming
from St. Paul, St. Louis, Cairo and
other points farther up the great river
that the water was rising rapidly. The
levees must be watched night and day
to prevent breaks. On letiving^his
home that morning Mr. Melton had
told Fred that he would be back before
dark, and that there was no danger to
fear from tho water. All his neighbors
had told him that his cottage was_high
enough to 19 safe, even in the gratest
4 'It's after 9 o'clock now," said Polly,
as she arose from the table; "I won
der where father is?"
4 Td go out and watch for him if it
wasn't raining so hard," said Fred, and
then he looked around toward the
He caught his breath suddenly.
Then he half rose from the table and
pointed at the floor. - .Grandmother
Melton dropped her fork noisily on her
plate and her eyes followed the direc
tion indicated by Fred's finger. Polly
eat still and gazed at the other two,
wondering what it all meant.
Th re on the floor, crawling from
the crack under the door, was a dark
wriggling object. At first Fred had
taken it to be one of the swamp rattlers
so common to the Mississippi bottoms,
aud his first impulse was to spring for
his father's rifle which stood in the
"It's the flood," said Grandmother
Melton when she could get her breath.
By this lime tae. black ribbon of
water was spreading, slipping into the
cracks and creeping out over the floor
toward the table. Polly >?roke into a
cry of terror. Even Grandmother
Melton seemed uncertain what to do.
Fred suddenly roused himsel::. He
remembered* that he was the nan of
the house, and that he must watch
over and protect it in his father's ab
sence. So he sprung from his seat
and threw open the door, not without
a throb of fear. It was dark outside,
and the rain came down in torrents.
Curling up over the step they could see
the muddy water, and they could hear
the sound of it slapping against the
house. It stretched away ir; to the
darkness in all directions as far as Fred
could see. He knew that already it
must be a foot or more high around
"The levee'? broken," said Polly,
in a scared, awed voice. "Do yon
think we'll be washed away?"
At that moment something biunped
against the side of the hom -, with
so much force that the dishes tattled.
Fred ran to the side of the w indow,
peered out, and found that a big log
had washed down against the build
Grandmother Melton, who was usu
ally cool and brave under the most
trying circumstances, was wringing
her hands in terror.
4*Run up stairs," shouted Fred,
"and Polly and I'll bring all the stuf
we cjin with us."
Grandmother Melton waited nc
longer. She crept np the narrow stair
way to the little attic. Fred ran to thi
cupboard and began filling his anni
with dishes of food, while Polly in hei
excitement seized the first thi ig tha
came to hand-grandmother's rocking
chair-and struggled up the stair
"We'll need clothing more'a any
HERE, - 1 i
Somewhere, the laurel we missed while here
The bays our foreheads reached for in
Some where the chaplet shall ne'er grow sere
Nor loss prove victor o'er laggard gain;
The glory be real that once was dream,
The mountain be leveled to vale below,
And a bridge shall span tho fiercest stream,
Our feet no longer be halt nor slow.
.. ; ' * , "YT - ' - .
Somewhere, is.the rest for which we strive,
The breast to pillow a weary head,
A priest to listen and cheer and shrive,
A lite ol nvittjr where naught is dead;
A peace <&2EMB? as yonder cloud -
That ?a?BE^?fh beauty a shining sky,
Sha?foAlj -jpg;? heart, while the song-birds
^flHHp* music that ne'er can die. .
amSj&??aVi ia the Florida Times-Union.
thing else, " called Grandmother. Mel
"Fred ran hack. The floor of the
cottage was now entirely covered with
water. He splashed through it and
seized all the clothing, ooats and jack
ets h? could carry. Polly bravely
wiped away her tears, and when Pred
brought the loads to the stairway she
ran with them to the bedroom where
Grandmother Melton was sitting.
By this time the bu?ding had be
gr?n to shake and quiver as the water
be.>t against ii
"She's going soon," shouted Pred.
"I'm afraid the water will reach us
up here," suggested- Grandmother
Fred looked up. The ceiling was
low, and just above him thiwrjB had been
an old trap-door, now nailed up. In
stantly Fred seized the ax and buist
it open.. Above they could se? th?
dark sky and the rabi coming down in
steady torrents. Fred piled a trunk
on top of the table and climbed out on
He couldn't see far, but he could
hear the roaring of the water from
every direction. His heart sunk; he
felt sure that they would all be
drowned] Suddenly something
thumped heavily against the side of
the building, and the next instant the
front end of tho room went up and
grandmother and Polly slipped down
toward the rear end. Fred narrowly
escaped being hurled bff the roof.
"We're going! We're going!"
"We're just off the foundation," an
swered Fred, as bravely as he could.
Then he swung baok down into the
bedroom aud helped Grandmother
Melton and Polly up through the trap
door to the .oof. . He covered them un
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mouth when he found himself thrown
violently from his feet. He caught a
glimpse of the water pouring up the
stairway,' and then thc: lamp was cap
sized and went out. Next he found
himself pounding about in the water.
"Fred! Fred!" came the agonized
voice of Polly.
"Here I am!" spluttered Fred. In
falling he had caught the edge of the
trap-door and Polly helped him to the
"We had all we could do to hold
on," gasped Grandmother Melton.
"We're moving," shouted Polly.
, They rocked and scraped and
bumped along, with the water swirling
and crashing around them.
"It's our first voyage," said Fred,
with an effort to laugh; "p'raps we'll
wind up in the Gulf of Mexico."
But Polly didn't laugh, neither did
A few minutes later they heard some
one shouting far out on the stream and
they saw the glimmer of a lantern.
They shouted in return, but there was
no answer, and presently the lantern
was swallowed np in the darkness and
the three castaways were even more
lonesome and terrified thaa before.
They were compelled to cling firmly
to the rope and the ridgepole all the
time, for the house was continually
bumping against obstructions in the
str :am and careening and jolting like a
boat in a rough sea. Besides this,
they were wet to the skin and shiver
ing with cold and fright. Occasionally
huge forms would loom up near them,
and they would see the outline of trees
or buildings floating down the river.
They were momentarily afraid lest their
boat should bump into something and
be broken up. . If this happened they
knew they would have small hope of
Quite suddenly they felt the build
ing grind on something, and then, with
a jolt, it came to a standstill. They
could hear the timbers strain and creak
and the current of the stream splashing
about it, but it did not move.
"Well, we're anchored," said Fred.
* 'I suppose we're out somewhere on a
sandbar in the Mississippi."
"Do you think we have reached
Memphis?" asked Polly, anxiously.
To Polly it seemed as if they had
been drifting for hours.
For a long time they remained al
most still. Occasionally they joined
their voices in a great shout, but there
was no answer. Fred said the water
roared so loud that no one could hear
it, anyway, but it eased their spirits to
be doing something.
At last they started again with a jerk
and a shiver, as if some of the timbers
of the building had given away. They
bumped on for what seemed an endless
time, and then, after scraping along
for some minutes, they again stopped.
By this time the rain had ceased and
the moon shone out faintly through
"There's lights," cried Polly, joy
Sure enongh, on the hill, not such r
great distance away, they could set
many lights gleaming out over flu
water. Nearer, there were othei
lights moving about, as if in boats.
"It's Memphis," said Pojly, anc
then they all shouted at the top o
But no one heard them. The watei
roared too loudly. So they sat for
hours and hours-it seemed to them
until the gray light of morning began
to break in the east. They strained
their eyes as it grew brighter an
looked off across th 3 gray flood of
water with its' scattering heaps of
wreckage to the.town on the hill.
"I thought Memphis was a bigger
city than that." said Polly.
"It isn't Memphis," said Fred, with
a little joyful ring in his voice that
made Polly and her grandmother look
around quickly; "it's Springville."'
And Springville it was. They could
see the little weatherbeaten church on
the hill, and the red brick schoolhouse,
and Judge Carson's home, and a great
many other familial' places, although
some of the buildings that had stood
near the river had disappeared.
. "Eut haven't we come only four
miles?" said Grandmother Melton,
looking greatly surprised.
Half an hom* later two boats came
alongside and tho castaways were car
ried ashore. On the bank Polly found
herself in the arms of her father cry
ing and laughing all at once. Father
Melton looked old and worn and wor
ried. He had given up his family for
lost, and he was bravely helping the
other people in the work of rescue.
After. the flood was subsided the
Meltons went down to look over their
home. Father. Melton hardly knew
what to do, but Polly spoke up quite
"I tell you, father, let's leave it
right here and live in"it; Fred and I
won't have so far to go to school."
And what do you think? That is
just what Father Melton did. He
straightened the house around, built a
new foundation under it, and the Mel
tons aro living there to-day, quite hap
py aud contented. So you see tho
flood helped two persons at least
Polly and Fred.-Chicago Record.
SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL "
Germany has now electric lights in
over 1000 postal cars, and Austria ia
about to adopt the same system. ?>
Among 1318 children in the Weis
baden schools it has been fonnd that
only three per cent, had sound teeth. I
The failing waters of Kern River !
have been made to-furnish the electric
power for the town of Bakersfield,
Tho Japanese Government bas voted
12,800,000 silver dollars for improve
ments and extensions in the telephone ,
The gi-and total of the hydraulic
power at Niagara Falls secured through
electrical appliances is over 26,000
It las been estimated that au oak of
average size, during the five months it
is. .in leaf everv vein*, cnnl-a frnm +i?~
Germany by molding woou-palp m iLc
desired shape, subjecting it to heat in
the form of hot air or water, steam or
other vapor, and compressing it by hy
Paris ai :! Madrid will soon be con- ;
nected by telephone, the construction
of a line from Paris to Bayonne having
recently been determined upon. As
Madrid is already connected with San
Sebastiau, it will be only necessary
then to join that placo with Biarritz.
Professor Forbes, the eminent elec
trician, whose appointment by the
Egyptian government to report on tho
possibilities of utilizing the Nile catar
acts for tho generation of electricity
was noted in this column some weeks
ago,has returned to Cairo and expressed
himself as strongly in favor of the pro
Following up the researches of two
German physicists, who were recently
led to conclude that three lines of oxy
gen in the solar spectrum were not at
mospheric, Lewis Jewell considers that
he has proven conclusively that the
lines are produced by water vapor in
the earth's atmosphere, and that,
therefore, the spectroscope does not
indicate oxygen in the sun.
"Sundown ministers, by which I
mean preachers who are engaged in
departmental or other work during the
daytime and who preach evenings and
days when on leave of absence," ex
plained a gentleman who attended a
recent conference in Baltimore, "get
little or no consideration in our relig
ious conferences any more, and while
preachers do not like to talk out at
meetin', they have no hesitancy in
speaking plainly in private conversa
tion. Ministers havo an honorable
profession. They spend years prepar
ing themselves for their duties, have
no other occupations or employment,
and seek no other. There is but little
money in the ministry, after all, for
though a few gifted or fortunate men
draw financial prizes by it, the great
body of them do not receive the wages
received by the average mechanic in
the large cities. It is not strange,
therefore, that they should not like
sundowiijrs. They have no jealousy
toward workers in the vineyard who
feel they can give their talents to the
good work. "What they object to is
that persons should compete with them
when they have other engagements un
til after sundown. As a minister at
the conference said to me, the sun
down preacher is neither fish, flesh,
fowl, nor even good red herring."
Water Carried the Current.
At a recent fire in the basement of
a Cnicag? electric power-house, the
firemen had great trouble in getting
at the blaze. They had to chop holes
in the floor of the dynamo-room be
fore they could get a stream on the
blazing pile of waste. Not waiting
for the dynamos to be shut down thej
crept through tho black smoke and
turned a stream on the flames.
In an instant they were flung to th<
ground with great violence, aud th(
hose sent flying into fhe air. Aheavj
current hid pnssed along the st:? au
and had shocked them. Though un
conscious when rescued they quickly
COOM" TOWN OF
PICTURESQUE SCENES IN THE INDIAN
Great Increase in Hayden's Population
. When the Ex-Slates of tho Cherch?e
Tribe Receive 8800,000 From the Gov
ernment-Biches of the Osage Kation.
The most interesting town in the
Indian Territory and one of the won
ders of the year, writes ? correspon
dent of the Chicago Record, is Hay
den, where the Government has fte?n
paying off the Cherokee freedmen/ A
few weeks ago it was only a postoffice,
with one store and a blacksmith shop.
In a few days it became a busy town
of 4000 people, mainly colored. The
one intent' of the population was
ceive checks from the Governmc
which they are the beneficiaries.
When the Cherokee Nation li
ted its slaves during the Civil War a
treaty was arranged between them, and
th'e Government that the freedmen
should be received into that Nation as
citizens and hold land in common
with the Cherokees. When the Cher
okee strip was sold the Indians io/got
the provisions of the treaty and wafted
all the money, but the Coo^S Of
Claims gave.S800,000 to the freedmen
and it was the distribution oOhis
large sum that brought the jjfflle
Hayden is twelve miles fromjthe
railroad^ and the 'gathering wffi?ll.
housed in. tents, for there was narone
to make permanent dwellings if ?eire i
had been an intention. The Ir?ujans
and freedman were accompameiifi^ a
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TYPES OF THE CAMP.
large number of fakirs, who had the
most enticing devices for the money
to be paid out. They put np a "Mid
way Plaisance," where all sorts of
ganes were iu progress. Then, to
swell the crowd, there were hundreds
of business men who have been sell
inc goods to the freedmen for months
on credit, trusting in the coming of
this auspicious time for their pay.
Tho total number of freedmen on the
rolls was over 4500, and each share
was worth $188.74. The payment was
made by family, and on account of the
tangled relationship of a race that was
so lately slaves, the making of the
rolls proved to be a tremendous task.
The identification of the members of
the families was no less onerous, for
they ali look alike to the stranger. Tht
public school is one of the unknowi
factors of Indian life in this sectior
and there'are few who can read anc
The camp has been the most orderly
in the history of the Indian Territory
payments. In former cases there hai
been always a larger attendance of th<
tough element which has made thi
nights hideous. Hero the nights be
come wild about the midnight hon:
and then the "fellows" who want t<
cut a dash are in their element. Thei
it is that the Alkali Ikes are ready
go out and shoot a few holes in the at
mosphere without warning. Girls wit)
red ribbons in their hair are hore am
they "do" the town of tents in th
most approved fashion," while the ol<
folks are having a snouting praye
meeting, after the manner of the col
ored folks of the South. The brethre:
from Oklahoma are numerous and the;
are usually of the sort that ha3 th
money-making craze well developed
There is an attempt to keep gamblin
off the grounds, but with small sue
Ove in the Osage portion of th
territo y ever member of the tribe :
wealthy. The men are handsome an
the squaws are not bad-looking. Th?
are few in number and are decreasir
every year. Now there are only 34
voters in the tribe and they are tl
recipients of the bounty that migl
well make a prince happy. The tril
has 1,000,000 acres of land and aboi
$3,000,000 in the United States Trea
ury, on which the interest is ?400,01
a year. This is paid every thr
months and it amounts then to 854 f
each man, women and child in tl
tribe. Of the $400,000 one-tenth
set aside for education and the cb.il
dren are all sent to school. They go
to Catholic boarding schools andar?
not allowed to get the apportionment if
they are not in school. The Indians,
too, have a large amount of rent from
their land, which they lease to the
cattlemen for cash.
Frequently the leading men go East
on a visit and travel in Pullman cars,
as do other luxurious Westerners.
They take their families to Europe and
have for their servants white men and
women who are tempted by the prince
ly wages to forget that they are the
superior race. While fullbloods wear
in the council chamber, and sometimes
on the street, the full robes of the In
dian warrior, for the most part they
are dressed in tho ordinary fashion of
the whites. One of the wealthiest
men, who by the way has twelve chil
dren, lives in a house that is the equal
of any city residence, having cost$10,
0?0. It has all the improvements of
plumbing and heating and is as com
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fortable as could be desired.
The Osage nation is ruled by a coun
cil of fourteen members which is
chosen once in two years and whioh is
in continuous session. It meets when
ever there is anything for it to do. The
present council wants to draw from
the fund in the national treasury a
sum equal to $600 for each member of
th? tribe and spend it in beautifying
the lands of the nation, in building
roads and in erecting public buildings.
They promise that the money shall be
used to^ good advantage, but it is
doubtfulv if it will be allowed. The
elections are like those of other states,
except that the electors go np to the
judges and announce their choice of
' members of the council. No ballots
I are used. The lands of the Indians
are separated by a.strip of publio do
main about a quarter of a milo wide
and this cannot be tilled. This tends
to keep the Indians from quarreling
and makes the courts of the nation
comparatively free from business. v . |
The ambition of many of the fron
-i heonme rich has. lei
somewhat jealous of the movement,
and prefer to let the United States
keep the cash and pay them only the
This money came from the salo of
the Indiaus' former homo in Kansas,
which was in tho best part of the
State. They seem to have made a
good trade when they took tho Gov
ernment's offer and sold out. Instead
of being paupers they are among the
Nation's richest people, and if thoy
are successful in getting the additional
amounts that they are asking they may
have it within their means to make
great advances in civilization.
The fears of many, when the terri
tory was opened to the settlers, that
there would be frequent outbreaks of
the Indiaus and consequer, scalpings
have not been realized. The Indians
having sold -their lauds to the whites
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seem to have made up their minds that
thsy are on honor to behave themselves
and they do so. They keep on their
reservations and any wrong doings
that are reported are usually of the
It is plain that they are taking on
the customs of the whites, and some
Kansans who went down to the terri
tory to fleece the poor redskin at one
of the pay days, taking with them
about $300, had to send home for
money to pay return fare. They made
up their minds that the Indian is not
quite such au unsophisticated individ
ual as he is purported to be in the
pages of Fenimore Cooper.
The one thing that they cannot break
themselves of is the habit of begging
At all the stations squaws and chil
dren sit, waiting for victims. The pa
pooses will be shown for a nickel and
for a quarter there will be a circus
Seals and Sand Storms.
You say the sealers on Pribylofl
Islands catch the females when thej
go out to sea to feed. That is not so,
as they never go out to feed. As foi
the pups dying on Tolstoi rookeries
from the loss of their mothers being
killed at sea, that is not so; they are
killed by sandstorms. Tolstoi is tht
only rookery that is affected by saud
storms, and only one part of it, and a
this particular part is the only plac<
where dead pups are found.
It would be something to the credi
of the company if they would build i
board fence, like a snow fence on tin
plains, for about 500 yards on Tolsto
rookery. It would save the lives o
thousands of pups.-San Francisco Ex
Concentrating the Manare. *
There is no farm that makes all the
manure that its owner could profitably
use in cultivating it; hence we must
either purchase commercial fertilizers
or restrict his production to the area he
can fertilize. It does not pay to spread
an insufficient quantity of manure over
the whole f?rm in order to cultivate
the whole. That involves waste of
labor on land that had much better be
left in grass, though where ther? is a
near market for garden products buy
ing commercial fertilizer!! will always
pay. In proportion to their effective
ness, these concentrated manures pay
better than staple manure made on the
Dairying and notation.
Dairying assists in arranging the
rotation of crops on the farm and com
pels the adoption of clover as one of
tho sources for retaining fertility. The
manure made by a herd of dairy cows
is as valuable as the milk sold from
some herds, and in the rotation of
crops it is applied to the fields which
require it for certain crops. Corn, for
instance, being a crop that can utilize
any amount of manure, is given care
ful -cultivation, which cleans the
ground for wheat or oatt, the time
during which the corn occupies tho
land also permitting of the decomposi
tion of the coarse materials. The
manure should be used on gross feed
ing crops, corn being one of the best
for that purpose.-Home and Farm.
Acidity of Land.
The acidity of upland soils is prob
ably dne to the removal of crops and "
the use of certain fertilizers that ex
haust the lime and other basic ingred
ients of the soil, leaving more of the
acid than would be the case were
nature allowed to take her course.
Some plants thrive best under such
condition, but clover, timothy und
beets are injured on such soils. There
is no easy way of telling to what ex
tent soils are acid, but a strongly
marked reddening of blue litmus pa
per indicates acidity. A dangerous
degree of acidity, or at leas); a fatal
lack of carbonate of lime, appears to
exist iu upland and naturally well
drained soils and is not confined to
muck and peat swamps and very wet
lands, as most American and many
other writers seem to assume. Such
assumption is because the partial fail
ure of certain crops upon these lands
has been attributed to other reasons.
These are the conclusions arrived at by
the Rhode Island experiment station
after'several years' work. The rem
edy seems to be a generous application
of air-slaked lime. The amount ap
plied varies from 500 to 2000 pounds
per acre, to be broadcasted and har
rowed in.-American Agriculturist.
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Will' ii uno ? ill.ul i ilM??VW&* AU lil utoi tj ?J i
quite as important as the bone phos
phate. If we had a big pile of bones
that we wanted to apply to land, we
should cut or break them in as fine
pieces as possible, and spread them
over an orchard or vineyard, then
plowing them five or six inches be
neath the surface, taking care not to
put them below the vegetable mould.
In contact with this, enough carbonic
acid gas would be developed by the de
composition of vegetable matter to dis
solve the outer portions of the broken
pieces of bone. These would be very
quickly covered with fine feeding roots
from trees or vines. Wherever roots
are feeding, more carbonic acid gas is
developed. The result is that after
two or three years the bone would be
honeycombed and filled with roots.
Even large bones can be disposed of
this way without loss. Placed any
where in the soil of au orchard the
roots will be sure to find them.-Bos
Only in a world of sincere men is
unity possible, and there, in the long
run, it is as good as certain.
Man is like a plant, which requires
a favorable soil for the full expansion
of its natural or innate powers.
What men want is not talent, it is
purpose; in other words, not the pow
er to achieve, but the will to labor.
Drudgery is as necessary to call out
the treasures of the mind as harrow
ing and planting those of the earth.
If we would be happy, we should
open our earn when among the good
and shut them when among the bad.
Generosity, to deserve the name,
comprises the desire and the effort to
benefit others, without reference to
Men are so constituted that every
body undertakes what he sees another
successful in, whether he has aptitude
for it or not. ?
If you have built castles in the air,
your work need not be lost: that is
where they should be. Now put foun
dations under them.
There can be no social beauty, where
disorder prevails, no national beauty
where law is set at naught, no beauty
of lifo where the true ends of life are
Character is measured by the dis
tance traveled from the starting point,
and everything depends upon whether
the progress has been up stream or
Bethink thee of something that thou
oughtest to do, and go and do it, if it
be but the sweeping of a room or the
preparing of a meal or a visit to a
friend. Heed not thy feelings: do thy
Politeness is a kind of anaesthetic!
which envelops the asperities of our
character so that other people be not
wounded by them. We should never
be without it, even when we contend
with the rude.
Some say that the age of chivalry is
past. The age of chivalry is never
past so long as there is a wrong left
unredressed on earth, or a man or a
woman left to say, "I will redress that
wrong, or spend my life in the at
HUGE ROCK OF MYST ?RY.
Connecticut'? Great Bo ?rider, Larbert la
the United Stntea.
The Connecticut Legislature has
been considering the purchase of the
State of Cochegan Bock, located mid
way between New London and Nor
wich, and said by many persons to be
the largest bowlder in the United
States. It is eighty feet long, seventy
eight feet high, contains about 70,000
cubio feet of stone, and is estimated
to weigh 10,000 tons. It is unques
tionably a relio of the glacial period,
and was deposited in its present rest
ing place very many centuries ago.
Connecticut, says the New York
Herald, has long been a famous stamp
ing ground for the geologist and
paleontologist. Almost everybody who
is at all familiar with ancient birds
and beasts remembers what is known
to science as the Connecticut sand
stone footprints, footprints of birds so
gigantic that it appalls one to think
what they must have been like. Espec
ially around Montville are there many
mute evidences of the glacial period,
the stone of Cochegan being the most
This stone has been studied by the
most famous geologists of the United
States, but none of them ha J ever been
able to state with acouracy just what
variety it is. The strangest feature is
that in appearance and in grain it is
totally unlike any other stone found in
Connecticut or New England, this lack
of resemblance extending to other and
smaller bowlders, which were also evi
dently deposited on Connecticut soil
Indian tradition says this stone was
for centuries used as a council block
by the red men of Connecticut. The
first white man to own the land upon
BOCK OP MYSTERY.
which it stands was Samuel Chapman,
and he, in 1762, sold it to Joshua Baker.
It has changed owners several times
since then, its present proprietor he
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nuu pruuucBtt tne aimost poiisned sur- I
face. Just how far the rock extends
into the ground has never been ascer- j
Mysteries of the Persian Gulf.
Sir Henry Manee recently, in his
inaugural address as President of tho
Institution of Electrical Engineers,
speaking of development of oceanic
telegraphy, said in the Persian Gulf
one occasionally witnessed natural
phenomena which to the untraveled
might appear incredible. In the midst
of the mountains near Mussendom he
had seen during the thunderstorm such
displays of lightning as baifled descrip
tion. He had, at certain seasons of
the year, observed the water in bay
which was large enough to hold all the
fleets of the world-present exactly the
appearance of blood. Not many miles
from Mussendom he had witnejsed
mysterious fire circles flitting over the
surface of the sea at a "speed of- 100
miles an hour-a phenomenon which
! no one had yet been able to explain.
; While steaming along the coast of Belo
chistan, he had been called from his
cabin at night to observe the more com
mon phenomenon of the milky sea, the
water for miles around being singularly
white and luminous. In the same lo
cality the sea was, for short periods, as
if putrid, the fish being destroyed in
myriads, so that to prevent a pestil
ence measures had to be taken to bury
those cast up on the beach. This phe
nomenon was doubtless due to the out
break of a submarine volcano and the
liberation of sulphureted hydrogen. In
these waters jellyfish were as large as
footballs, and sea snakes of brilliant
hue were met with in greit numbers.
On one occasion a swarm cf sea snakes
forced their way up one ol! the creeks
in Karachi Harbor, apparently for the
purpose of having a battle royal, for
the ground between high and low
water mark was thickly covered with
their bodies in positions betokening a
Made a Carions Legacy.
A curious probate suit has come up
in the English law courts. An ord
gentleman, lately deceased, left a half
million dollars to found and endow a
church on the condition that every
Sunday, before service, the whole ol
the thirty-nine articles shall be read
by a clergyman outside the church
door. Disinherited relatives are con
testing the validity of the will.
A BeUglons Duty.
Mamma Hen-"Where are you go
Hortense-"Oh, just for a little
Mamma Hen (reprovingly) - "I
should think you would stay at homo
and help your mother scratch up that
I new onion bed that Neighbor Peaseley
' set out this morning."
Quinine and other fe'
ver medicines take from 5
to 10 days to cure fever.
Johnson's Chili and Fever
Tonic cures in ONE DAY.
WHY THE CREEKS LOSE.
A Sids Light Thrown Upon The'r Fanios
Aversion to mechanical discipline,
writes Professor Wheeler in the North
American Beview, shows itself in the
j drill of the Greek troops, an would be
naturally expected from all that we
know of them outside the army. As a
people they always create the impres
sion of disorderliness. Men who walk
together on the street do not keep
step. A Greek funeral prooessiqn pre
sents to our eyes a most disorderly
and individualistic appearance.
The people who compose it go on
foot, and each one seems to be stroll
ing along on his own account. On
arriving at the grave there is likely to
be no fixed order of procedure. If
there is, people do not conform to
it. Every one does what seems to
him good. Absence of previous plan
of sense for order ia app.orent on every
hand. If there occurs a hadt in the
proceedings through auy uncertainty
or lack of preparation a debate may
ensue. Three out of four of the bear
ers will prove to be orators. There is
no one person in authority. Five or
six different ones are giving orders or
making suggestions at the same time.
The same popular trait shows itself
wherever masses of people are as
sembled. Any single man is a poten
tial marshal and master of ceremonies
and may develop into such without
warning. All this represents a deep
seated national characteristic and one
that renders the application of strict
.military discipline in the form known
to the armies of the north extremely
Herein lies the chief ground of ap
prehension regarding the fitness of the
Greek to meet the demands of modern
methods of warfare. A German
battalion is a. firmly compacted ma
chine in which the individual has lost
the sense of autonomy. Panic cannot
resolve it into its constituent elements,
because steady discipline and persis
tent drill have made machine action a
second nature. In the moment of
emergency a Greek battalion is liable
to become "many from ore."
Johnson's Chill and Fe
ver Tonic is a ONE-DAY
ure. Ii cures the most
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"simples," the seuan i ii.... ,... J i...-,
besides a-vast and peripatetic throng
of mohalibe venders, windmill ped
dlers, sakas or water-carriers, chim
ney sweeps, grape-cabbage, frangi?la
(rolls), pilaf and sweetmeat peddlers.
Mohalibe is a sort of void jelly, com
posed of ground rico and milk, and is
served in brightly colored saucers,
powdered with sugar and sprinkled
with rose-water, with ofttimes a lump
of clotted cream added. With his
row of gaily gilded saucers, his pel*
ished metal bowl, a stock of slim,
metal, arrow-shaped spoons, and an
Oriental flask of rose-water sparkling
and flashing in the sunlight, the mo
halibe vendor would tempt an anchor
ite to eat. isor must we forget the
outdoor barbers, who combine the of
fices of dentist, barber and leech. The
itinerant coffee seller confines hi?
rounds to the business haunts, and at
noon his trade is especially brisk, for
every clerk along the street rushes out
to supplement his luncheon of bread
and cheese or bread and olives, by the
liquor that ho loves. The gypsy
women form another unfailing attrac
tion to the Occidental visitor. They
are wild, merry, picturesque creatures,
with flashing eyes, and have various
devices for increasing their bank ac
count beside that of fortune telling.
Some sell lavender and herbs, and oth
ers sing, play the tambourine, or dance
after the manner of the Egyptian girls.
They are all adroit thieves, and in their
vicinity the fruit from orchards and
pullets from hen yards vanish as by
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Because it cures the
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A Carrier Pigeon Service In Hawaii.
A carrier pigeon service on a large
scale is about to be established on the
Hawaiian islands. Pigeon flying is
generally carried on as a pastime, and
is the national sport of Belgium, buta
company has -nat been formed in Hon
olulu to utilize the peculiar traits of
the homing pigeons in a business
which is set forth in a prospectus as
being very remunerative.
Birds have already been bought and
taken to the islands.
The proposition is to establish lofts
on all of the different islands in the
Hawaiian group, beginning first with
Hawaii, Maui, Kauai aud Oahu. By
means of fast-flying pigeons messages
can besant from Honolulu to all the
towns and plantations on the different
islands, and vice versa. It is believed
that not less than fifty plantations will
contribute to the scheme.
Johnson's Chill and Fe?
ver Tonic is a ONE-DAY
Cure. It cures the most
stubborn case of Fever ia