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THOS. J. ADAMS, PROPRIETOK. EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST ll, 1897. VOL. LXII. NO. 3?.
When the march begins Ia the morning
And the heart and the foot aro light,
When the flaps aro all a-fluttcr
And the world is gay and bright,
When tho bugles lead the column
And the drums are proud in the van,
It's shoulder to shoulder, forward, march!
Ah! let him lag who canl.
For it's easy to'mareh to musio
Wita your oomrades all in line,
And yoii don't get tired, you feel Intnired,
And life is a draught divine.
And this is tho ta
A task we may
In tho gay time n
We must marci
I We must march v
March when th
. plucky and v'alia.1
And smile, wh<?
For, whether life
The strong mw
For the desolate :
The strong sou
F my wife has a
failure it is lack
o f reverence.
She doesn't rec
inhere to the
ings of a husband. I got the ex
pression at a meeting of the Spartan
Beforin Club, and it struck me as be
ing good. If I remember right it
was uttered by a fellow with a chronic
distaste for work, whose wife sup
ported him by dressmaking. I didn't
tell Millie where I got the expression
when I qiioted it to her, but she im
mediately said: .
"That sounds like Jeff Siuks."
Then she laughed. My wife has a
very musical laugh.
I think I was mildly reprimanding
her at the time fur mislaying thc gim
let, I'm the most particular fellow
you ever saw about keeping every*
thiug iu its pince. When I want a
tool of any kind I want to know just |
where to lay my hands on it. It's a
kind of religion with me, and it hurls
me terribly to find things iu confu
sion. That's where my wife's lack of
reverence comes in. She has no re
spect for my eleventh commandment
-order is heaven's first law.
It isn't alone gimlets, it is hammers
and screw-drivers, and knives, fud
Lord knows what all. Why, she has
even tampered with my razors!
I offered to buy her a razor of her
own the iast time she meddled with
mine, but she said she guessed we
didn't really need but one in the
house. What can you do with such a
Well, now as you ' understand- my
wife's failing-I'll admit it's her great
est one-I'll go on with my*_story
One day last July, Jim Oath wick
came into the station just as I was
c'osing up to go to supper. . Jim is
the paymaster at the Yukan Mills,
and a right good fellow.
"Hello, Joe," he says; "all alone?"'
"Yes," I said; "what's up?"
He flung a cauvas grip on the table
"I must go down the road to-night
to Ashville. There's talk of a strike
among the miners, and I've got to be
on hand first thing in the morniug.
I'm to offer to pay off the disaffected
ones and make a big show of my
money. That's a bluff that generally
goes. The boys'll make up their minds
the company can't be scared, and
they'll get into line agaiu. There's
twenty-six thousand dollars in that
I looked at the bag oij the table and
looked back at Jim.
"What do you bring it here for?" I
"That's easily explained," he an
"I got word to start for Ashville
just half an hour ago. The money
was made up in a hurry and I didn't
have time to go home. I couldn't very
well stay at the mill, and I wouldn't
go to the tavern. So I just thought
I'd come down here and get you to
stay with me until the night freight
comes along. She's due at nine-thirty,
"Nine-thirty-five,'' I answered.
"But I'm just off for supper."
"Oh, that's all right," he said. "I
feel safe enough here. I'm armed to
the teeth, yo\i know, and there wouldn't
be any danger until after dark. But
you'll come back and keep me com
pany, won't you?"
"I will if Minnie lets me off," I
said. "I'm booked for cribbage with
her after supper."
"You tell Minnie I'll bring her the
prettiest cribbage board in Ashville if
she'll lend you for a couple of hours,"
There was a stout old safe in the
corner of the office that had nothing in
it but blank way bills and reports. I
unlocked it and tossed the canvas bag
"There," I said, as I thrust my
bunch of keys in my sack coat pocket,
"that makes it a little safer."
I thought Jim looked a bit dubious
over this precaution, but he laughed
and said: "All right, my boy. I'll
make myself comfortable until you
Minnie didn't want me to go out one
bit, but I told her Jim counted on me.
J didn't say a word about the money,
however: I knew it would worry her,
and, to tell the truth, it worried me a
little. I was sorry Jim brought it
there, and I didn't like his talk about
Well, after supper I went out to see
if the dog was all righi:-I've got the
finest mastiff in the State-and when I
came back Minnie called to me from
the sittirtg-room,- !
"Just a minute, Joe; I'm writing a
note for Hattie."
Hattie is the wife of the telegraph
operator, and I knew that Minnie
wanted me to leave it at the station,
where he could get it in the morning.
It was quite a number of minutes,
however, before she came out with the
note, and my vest and coat. It was so
warm I had left them off before sup
.iHadn'tyou better let the dog go
with yon, Joe?" she asked, as she
helped me with my coat. .
Whon the march drags on at evening
And the color-bearer's gone.
"When the merry strains aro silent
That piped so" brave in tho dawn.
When you miss tho dear old fellows
Whostarted out with you,
When lt's stubborn and sturdy, forward,
Though'tho ragged lines arc few.
Then it's hard to march in silence,
And the road has lonesome grown,
And life is a bitter cup to drink,
But the soldier must not moan.
sk before us,
nd tho sorrowful timo
i and db our work.
rhen tho music cheers us,
e strains are dumb,
it, forward, marchi
.tever may come.
's hard or easy,
i keeps tito pace,
march and the silent
I finds the grace.
Margaret E. Gangster, in Chicago Interior.
io PENCIL. Jg
"No, no," I sahl, laughing, "he'll
stay home ami take care of you. I'll
put the lamp in the window, though,
so you'll know I'm all right." That
was a great joke of ours, but Minnie
didn't laugh as she usually did.
"Mind *' she said, "I'll watch for it,
and if it isu't there, 1 11 come down
after 2 ou."
I'm station master at Y--. Our
road is what's called thc old line, and
travel on it is light, mostly freight.
At night the station is deserted, there
being no business for either telegraph
operator or ticket agent. This leaves
the station practically deserted after
sundown. It is only a few rods from
our home, however, and I feel that it's
under my eye all the time. I thought
of this^as I walked hack to the station
and I didn't half like the idea of all
that money beiug about.
I found Jim with his heels on the
desk, puffing away at a good cigar.
"Not an alarm," he said, in his
joking way. "Not even a mouse."
We chatted away for au hour or
more, when Jim suddenly put down
his feet and ya wno 3 heavily.
"Joe," he said, "if you don't mind
I'll go out and take a little stroll."
"Go ahead," I said, "but mind
you're not gone long."
After he had stepped out I was sor
ry I let him go. The thought of be
ing alone with all that money was dis
quieting. I followed him to the dom
an d looked out. It was a bright
night and I saw Jim slip around the
comer. I knew he was after a drink.
That was Jim's failing. That and
I went back and sat down. The
more I thought about that money the
more I didn't like the idea. What
business had Jim to go away and leave
all the responsibility with ma? Of
course, he. dj?ln'?. leave it .??;with me?
nut lie left-aft?g?ther too big a share.
A I sat there grumbling a low tap on
the window overlooking the platform
attracted my attention. I looked up.
The side of the building was in the
shadow, but I could soe a man's face
against the pane.
"Joe," said somebody outside. I
supposed it might be one of the sec
tion hands and stepped across the
"What is if?" I called.
"Open the window, .Toe," said the
I pushed it iq) a little.
"Is that you, Jerry?" I called.
There was no response. I put my
head through the opening and looked
up and down the line. Nobody was
in sight. Jut then I heard a slight
noise behind me. I drew in my head.
Something seemed to crash into my
brain. A flash of blinding light blind
ed me. Then all was dark.
When I came to I was tied in my
chair, my head was sore and wet, and
two men with strips of black cloth
across their faces were looking down
"He's all right," said the shorter
mau. Thc tall man nodded.
"Get the keys, " he said in a queer,
The shorter man felt in my pockets.
"Not here!" he cried.
"They must be," said the tall man,
in his hoarse voice.
"I tell you they arc not. Bring the
The tall man took the lamp from the
window ledge and came closer to me.
But their Hearch was in vain. Thc
tall man placed the lamp on the table,
while, the other man put a revolver to
"Come!" he said, "where arc those
My head was beginning to clear a
little. I saw it all. My wife had
taken the keys from my pocket be
cause it was her way, and because she
thought I had no further use for them
"He must have left the keys at
home," said the tall man hurriedly.
"Here, give him a sheet of paper and
let him write a note to his wife, ask
ing for them. The short man look?d
"I'll get them," said the tall man.
They pulled the table up to mc and
spread out a scrap of paper. The
short man loosened the rope and let
my right baud free. I reached to my
vest pocket half blindly and drew out
my pencil. Still in a daze, I tried to
put my wife's name on the sheet. The
pencil refused to make a mark. I
looked at it. It was dull and horribly
haggled about the point. I pride my
self on the fine point I put to my
pencils. Again I comprehended that
lay wife had borrowed that very pen
cil to write the note to tho operator's
wife. I tried to scribble with the
"Curse you, hurry!" growled the
I showed the pencil point. With an
exclamation of anger the short man
drew out a heavy-handled knife and
swiftly sharpened the pencil. As be
passed it back my wandering vision
was caught by the lamp on the table.
Heavens! it was no longer in the
window! As this thought struck me
I looked towards the ledge and saw
there a white, scared face pressed
against the pane. It was my wife.
"Write!" growled the short ruffian.
? My only thought was to gain time.
I knew my wife was there. I knew
she would bring help.
I took the pencil in my n-erveless
fingers. As I did so a low growl
caught my ear. It caught the ears of
the villains, too. The short mau
dropped his knife on the table and
turned towards the door with his re
volver extended. The tall man drew
himself tip against the wall.
"It's the dog," he hoarsely whisp
ered. "Shoot to kill, Jack."'
I saw tho door tremble a little, I
saw the short villian's arm raised and
ray fingers closed on the handle of
the knife he had just dropped. Then
as the door slowly opened I drew "back
my arm and thrust wildly at the man
in front of me. Something yellow
flew through the doorway, there was a
wild scream, a heavy fall and 1 lapsed
into unconsciousness again.
When I came around I was in bed
at home, with Minnie bending over
"It's all right, Joe," she murmured,
"they've got them both locked up safe
and sound, and the money is all right,
and the mill directors have given you
one thousand dollars of it."
"And Jim?" I asked.
"Jim?" she cried. "Why Jim was
the tall man. It Avas all his plot to
steal the money and throw the blame
on you. And if I hadn't taken
your keys-don't scold-they'd have
had the money, and if it hadn't been
for the lead pencil I dulled-the man
you stabbed told ILc whole story-I
wouldn't have got there in time with
Hector. The dog almost killed Jim
before I could call him away, but I
ain't so sorry, because the little man
says they would have killed you if you
had by any chance suspected Jim's
I reached out and took Minnie's
"That thousand dollars belongs to
you. dear," I said brokenly.
"Well," she answered, "if you tuke
it, Joe, you may rest assured I'll bor
row it sooner or later."
Then she put her cheek against my :
hand and laughed.
Then she cried.-Cleveland Plaiu
Wanted a Safety.
After a middle aged citizen of Second
avenue had sufficiently recovered to
walk with a cane he covered the re
maining cuts and bruises on his face
with court plaster and went down to !
see the mau who sold him the bicycle.
He was determined to keep cool and
had his neighbor along as a witness,
cautioning him to note carefully every- '
thintr that was said.
"You sold me bicycle Iso. - about
two months ago," began the convales
cent cripple when face to face Avith the
dealer. "Kindly refer to your books
and see whethei I am correct."
"I remember tho transaction per
"Then you recall telling me that it
was a safety bicycle, and as good a
safety as there was in the market?"
"I presume I told you that. It is
so, at all events.
"Would you mind giving me a little
writing to show that you sold me safety
bicycle j>o .and s^.on jsucb a. date?i\"_...
"JSTot at a?j*l??rd? so with pleasure."
When they were outside the citizen
was so elated that he forgot to lean on
his stick and fairly gloated as ho talked
to his neighbor: "Now I've got him.
Got him right here in his own hand
writing. He sold me that wheel for a
safety and he acknowledges it. Look
at me, and I only rode that wheel
about sixty feet. Accepting his re
peated assurance of safety I struck ont
boldly, ran into a fire plug at the rate
of a mile a minute, almost scalped my
self, knocked my face to pieces, in
jured my back turning somersets, :
twisted an ankle, bruised my heels hit- |
ting the stone sidewalk, and knocked j
a dear old friend of mine insensible. |
Safety indeed! I'll have him sued foi ;
$20,000 damages inside of an Lour."- ;
Detroit Free Press.
1! .o T?l?graphie Teat.
"I thiuk the public has not thor
oughly appreciated the fact that th?
telegraphic work done in connection
with the international chess conlesl
between members of Congress and thc
British Parliament was in a number ol
respects the most remarkable feat ol
skill ever accomplished in thc history
of telegraphinc.'," said Mr. M. Marean,
Manager of the Western Union Tele
graph Company, to a Slav reporter to
day. ' 'It took on au average only fif
teen seconds to transmit the moves
between Washington and London.
During the two days of the game not
a single telegraphic mistake was made, ;
and the overland aud cable service was |
without other than momentary inter
ruption. The line ran from Washing
ton to Heart's Content, Nova Scotia, ,
over the Western Union system, thence
by the Western Union aud Anglo
American Cable Company to Valencia,
Ireland: thence to'the House of Parlia
ment. Six operators were engaged in
the work, one at each end of the three
lines. When 2>rcparalion -was being
made for the match it was questioned
whether moves could bc telegraphed
as rapidly as fifteen per hour. Thc
service given demonstrated that there
might have been 100 moves au hour, so
far as their transmission over the ocean
was concerned. Of course, abbrevia
tions were used, and no time was lost
in sending either addresses or signa
"Streaked" by si Thunderbolt.
D?ving a thunder storm lightning
struck one of the cottages at Chap
man's Beach, Westbrook, owned by
Matthew Hogan, of Hartford, Conn.
Three boys, M. Davis, Joe Spencer
and Frederick Bushnell, who are well
known to Hartford visitors at West
brook, were on tho roof at the time
the bolt struck the cupola aud passed
down through the building to the first
floor. Davis and Spencer were ren
dered insensible and young Spencer
did not regain consciousness for two
hours. A streak was burned through
his hair from the neck to tho top of
his head, and Davis was burned about
tho body. _
Tho Jubilee of Jtame.ses.
A jubilee for a long reign is not now
in the world's history. When in the
year B. C. 1333 Barneses LT. had
reigned for sixty-seven years a mag
nificent general rejoicing took place
with great pomp on tho banks of the
Mile. On tho rocks nt Silsilis there is
a full account of these festivities which
wove on a very grand scale, and it is
recorded that certain high state offi
cials traversed the country from north
to south in order to make tho necessary
UNCLE SAM'S TARGETS.
NEW METHODS OF TEACHINC SOL
DIERS TO SHOOT ACCURATELY. |
i - I
Tnrgctn Arc Built According to a Scnsiblio'
Iden-Soldicr? Will Be Taught to nit
g an Enemy-Diagrams and Descriptions
of tho New Objects For Marksineiu
j When companies C and D, of the
Nineteenth Infantry, begin their range
practice at Mt. Clemens one day thiff
week, says a recent issue of the De*
troit Free Press, they will fire at ne-^
targets called for by the revised r?t"
gulations for small arms just issued by?
the War Department. The keynote,
of this new dispensation is to train th?
United States soldier to fire at tho
head and heart of his enemy. Target
practice under the new regulations
has for its objective point representa-"
tions of human figures in the various,
positions in which the soldier would
encounter his enemy in action. A
glance at the accompanying illustra
tions will convey, better than it is pos
sible for words to do, the full meaning
of this fact.
The targets range in their distance
from the soldier from 200 to 1000
yards. Careful calculation has showia
; that it is within these points of disr
: tance that the soldier must do his ef
I fect've firing. It would be nonsense
I to talk of firing with accuracy with a
S Government small arm at a greater
j distance than 3000 feet. When the
conflict becomes very much closer than
600 feet the only things for the soldier
to remember are to keep cool and shoot
at the head and the heart.
The first of these targets is called ?a
short range. Sometimes it is used fdr;
a hundred yards practice; that is, al a
distauce of 100 yards from the marks
men. More often it is used at 200
yards, and occasionally at 300 yards.
On this target, in silhouette, is the
figure of a soldier lying down, as he
does in action sometimes. In such ?a
case as this, the soldier is seen direct
ly in his face, his head being elevated
from the ground as he leans on ofi? el
bow while taking aim. In other words,
it is the exact position of the skir
misher, and the skirmisher is the man
at whom the soldier must ordinarily
first lire, ns every advance of an army
is led by a skirmish line.
.The centre of the target is rectangle
- that is, a space of any desired size,
the four sides of which are right angles.^
The rectangle may be in a form of a
square, oblong, or diamond shaped.
This centre, as it is called, is twenty
two inches high, just the height of a
soldier who is lying down, and four
feet wide, this latter being the width
of the target. This centre is one of
three divisions into which the targets
pl . -
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divide it into three sections after the
fashion of the measurements given, the
sections running from right to left.
Then draw a line directly through thc
center of this target from top to bot
tom. First you have the centre,
twenty-two inches high and four feet
wide. Then comes the inner which is
a rectangle also. This inner runs in
depth from a point forty-two inches
above the bottom of the target to the
lower line of the centre. The entire
target forms a rectangle six feet high
and four feet wide.
COO AND GOO YARDS TARGET, SHOWING
There is no bull's eye-Creedmoor
fashion-shooting in this sort of tavget
practice. Thc soldier is taught to aim
at tho head and heart of the figure.
The nearer he comes to these marks,
the high? r is his score. A little care
ful study of the facts given in the fore
going paragraph will show what a tre
mendous weapon this concentrated ac
curacy will be in the hands of United
States soldiers. It has long been a
recognized fact that the great trouble
in throwing masses of men into a con
flict with one another was that the
fighting was not conducted intelligent
ly by the private soldier; that he fired
recklessly with the apparent idea that
it ?lid not make much difference in
what direction the bullet went so long
as the cartridge left his gun. Now
when the United States soldier goes
into battle there will be just two points
of his enemy that he will have in mind,
ami those will be bis head and heart.
The other targets used in practice
will be the midrange target intended
for practice at from four to six hun
dred yards; the eight hundred yards
target, for distances of from'"seven
hundred yards; the eight hundred
yards target, for distances of from
seven hundred to eight hundred yards;
the thousand yards target for the rauge |
the name would Indicate. The same
prinoiple described in the short range
target governs all others, but, of
course, there is a difference in the fig
ure and a corresponding change in the
size of the target. For instance, the
midrange target in a square, six feet
on a side, which is still rectangular.
The figure on this is the silhouette of
a soldier in kneeling position.
The eight hundred yards target as it
is called, that being thc limit of dis
tance from the marksmen at which the
target can be placed, is six feet high
and twelve feet wide. On this target
is the silhouette of a soldier standing.
On the target with thc thousand yard
range is the figure of a mounted soldier,
but the legs of the horse are cut oft' at
a height of two feet from the ground.
Just why this has been dono no one
seems to really know, and it is consid
ered that here, if any, is tho only in
consistent point in the whole scheme.
There is still another target which
is'known as target A; that is the short
range target. There is this difference,
So that it strikes tue uug..i ...M,,*,
line, he scores 5. All bullets that hit
the figure below tho line entitle the
marksman to the score of 4. If the
soldier hits the target, above the line |
bat not the figure, thc score is three;
if below the line. 2.
Heretofore it has been tho custom
in many cases to allow the soldier to
use in target practice various aids,
such as shades for the sight, spirit
levels to enable au accurate aim, and
all that sort of thing. Under the new
regulations the men who wear the army
EFFECT OF 180 SHOTS FIBED BY IN
blue will have no aids beyond those
which nature has given them, except
that they may be allowed to blacken
the sight of the gun, which always
happens in battle, anyway, because of
the powder smoke. There will be no
firing from sheds or shelters of any
kind. Everything must be done in
the open. From ibis it may be seen
that the new regulations, if they are
lived up to in the spirit as well as the
letter, will accustom the men to accur
ate marksmanship under all condi
tions and without artificial aid.
It is more than doubtful if fifty per
cent, of the crack marksmen of the
United States army to-day could go
into action and fire with half the skill
or accuracy they can at a target which
they have been accustomed to pepper
under he old conditions. Under this
new method, however, with their sole
thought beiug to strike the head or
the heart of the humanity at which
they five, they will not be looking for
a black ringed bull's-eye, but will aim
at exactly what, men who seek to ac
complish the death of their enemies
should have as their tavget.
Another good feature of the new de
parture is that thc troops in every
branch of the sevvico will uso iii
amall arm practice-that is. practice
with anything leas than artillery-the
weapon with whioh they are armed,
instead, of selecting the very best
weapon that can be found for the
teams picked out for practice. Officers
and enlisted men of the staP corps will ;
use the rifle as will infantry men and j
artillerymen. Cavalrymen will prac- I
tice with the carbine. During the target !
season, the regular practice will be
held until the prescribed course is
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completed, at least three times a week
by each troop, battery and company,
and at least once a week by each regi
mental non-commissioned staff ?md
members of regimental bands.
Hereafter there will be no picked
teams of men who have shown special
ability as marksmen selected from the
ranks to demonstrate what they can
accomplish, but every enlisted man
who wears tho uniform of Uncle Som
will have to learn to shoot and shoot
well. Each will be taught that the
head and heart of the enemy are the
vulnerable points. They will shoot fo
kill and not to maim.
Harder Tlian a Diamond.
The new substance, harder than the
diamond, invented by the French sav?
ant, Moissau, is said to be a compound
of carbon with tbe metal titanium. It
is thought that it may be used in cut
ting diamonds, and may revolutionize
many industries where abrasives are
employed. The inventor hopes to ob
tain the prize of $10,000 offered by the
French Academy for a substance to
take the place of diamonds in drills.
These diamonds have been of the black
and brown variety, not gems, and have
been known as "bort." The largest
piece every discovered was found in
Brazil two years ago and weighed 3073
carats. The lump was worth $120,
000. About 50,000 carats have been
exported from Bahia each year. It
bas been used around thc edges of the
large circular saws for cutting huge
renders them refractory. Millions of I
tons in Kew York and Virginia are
made worthless by the presence of five
or nix per cent, of titanium. Mr.
Moissan manufactured small diamonds
in the same furnace in Avhich he first
produced carbide of titanium.
.Tapan does not seem to profit by
shipping bounties. The law for the
encouragement of navigation, was to
have revolutionized the commerce of
the world, and to have made Japanese
ships supreme in the Eastern, as well
as in the Western seas. The Nippon
Yusen Kaishn, which now possesses
sixty-five steamers of 135,000 tons,
and has twelve new vessels under con
struction, is said to have lost 100.000
yen, on every voyage hitherto made
to Europe and America, and is said
further to have decided lo stop mu
lling to those countries unless it re
ceives a special grant of 3,390,000 yen
to enable it to kill opposition.
Tho Value of Electricnl Plants.
Few persons realize the enormous
amount of money which is invested in
electrical plants of various sorts. Over
100,000,000 of dollars aro invested in
electrical mnchiuery used in mining.
Electric elevators employ about fifteen
millions more. Electric railways rep
resent about one billion dollar*. This
does not include the money now being
used in tlie manufacture of electrical
Chicken Willi Tour Legs.
The first prize for a freak in fowl
flesh for the season of 1S!)7 belongs to
Daniel Lcm mon, of Columbus, Ohio.
For thc past two months he has been
carefully raising a chicken which is a
curiosity, to say the least. It has
four regularly formed aud perfectly
developed legs. One pair of legs is in
tho proper place-that is, where all
chickens with perfect anatomies have
them. Tiie other two legs ave just
back of these. For about a month
after it was hatched Mr. Lemmon's
queer fowl had completo control of all
four of its legs and moved about like a
quadruped. Gradually, however, the
two hind legs began to stop growing
and for some time have not grown at
all. They now hang useless from the
body. This freak is also the pos
sessor of a double backbone and two
craws or crops. The chicken stands
r0VK-T. EGGED CHICKEN.
four inches high and measures five
inches from beak to tail. It does not
appear to sn lier any inconvenience on
account of its marvelous formation.
BICYCLIST WITHOUT LECS.
The Legless Son of a Kansas Minister
Bide* a Wheel.
Bicyclists with but one leg are be
coming quite common, but a no-legged
bicyclist is indeed a novelty. Such a
one is James Jump, the son of the
Eev. Albert Jump, of Independence,
Kan. Twelve years ago tho boy lost
both of his legs in a railway accident.
One of his legs was cut off close to the
flrrh and the other only a little lower
do n. On the stump oL-the latter he
was able to fasten an artificial leg. Re
cently Mr. Jump became seized with a
desire to ride a bicycle. He had wit
nessed venturesome feats of one-legged
cyclists, but he was in doubt about the
ability of a boy with no legs at all to
speak of to sit half astride a wheel and
make it go. He bought a wheel, how
ever, and set about learning to ride.
Leading his rubber-tired steed to the
curbstone, he balanced himself on his
crutches and, with a side motion made
BIDES WITHOUT LEGS.
easy by the absence of his leg, slipped
into the saddle. Fastening his crutch
in a spring catch on the side where his
legs ought to be and putting his arti
ficial foot on the pedal, he was off.
Ho soon mastered the art of balancing
and can now ride at almost any com
mon speed he desires and can ascend
and descend any ordinary-sized hill.
SMALLEST HUMAN ATOM.
AVoIghcd 15ut Twenty Ouncna and AVas
Only a Toot Hijrli.
The smallest human being that ever
existed is believed to have been a lit
tle girl named Catherine Elliott. The
Coroner of Liverpool, England, wa3
called upon to hold an inquest on her
diminutive body. This human atom
was born in Glasgow, Scotland, about
three weeks ago. Her parents were
poor, and were easily iudiu,0d byinan
SMALLEST BABY IX T??E WORLD.
agers to place their daughter on exhi
bition as a freak. She was being ex
hibited in Liverpool, thc parents re
ceiving ?3 10s. for showing and at
tending her. The child weighed only
twenty ounces at the time of her death
and was just a foot high. The palm of
her hand was not as large as a silver
twenty-five-cent piece. Her feet were
no larger than an ordinnry man's
thumb. The parents disclaimed any
desire to limit the growth of the mid
get. The little one had been guarded
from cold, was well-nurtured and har.
never had a day's illness until the day
it died. The jury returned a verdict
that the child diedfrom natural causes.
Stranpc Sit for a Temple.
One of thc most strangely situated
buildings in the world is a Hindoo
temple. It is built upon a huge rock
THE TEMPLE OX THE HOCK.
that is balanced very nicely upon a
seemingly insecure base. The great
mechanical difficulty of getting the
building materials' to the top of this
rock must have been vastly increased
by the peril of overbalancing the huge
mass and bringing it crashing down
upon the plain like an avalanche.
Tb'.e is another temple in Burmah
A Wonderful Work.
The new railroad bridge over the
Danube River, which has just been
completed, is the largest in the world,
and one of the most important, and
the Roumanian Government is enjoy
ing its possession with a well earned
sentiment of complacent pride. The
new bridge is 13,325 feet long without
approaches, which would make some
hundreds of feet additional. The
largest vessels that sail the Danube
can pass nuder it at the highest tide,
as the lower rafters of the superstruc
ture are 105 feet above high water
mark. Somo idea of the length of
this bridge may be gained by com
parison with the other great bridges
of the world. The Tay Bridge, Scot
land, is 10,725 feet; the Mississippi
Bridge at Memphis, 10,000 feet; the
Forth Bridge, Scotland, 7800 feet; the
Movody Bridge in Galacin, 4800 feet,
and the bridge over the Volga near
Sysrau, 4700 feet. The Danube Bridge
has one span of G20 feet and four of
455 feet each.
Johnson's Chill and Fe
ver Tonic is a ONE-DAY
Cure. It cures the most
stubborn case of Fever in
WHEELING IN RUSSIA
Cyclists are Restricted in the Dominions
of the Czar.
Wheeling as a pastime in Russia has
not been conducted with the same de
gree of liberality and common sense
that has marked its course in this and
other countries. For instance, wo
men were not allowed to ride in the
streets of St. Petersburg up to Febru
ary of the present year. Permits are .
issued to all persons who desire to
ride under conditions which every
American will smile at, namely:
The applicant must first pass an ex
amination on the wheel before one of
the cy-'.liug associations of St. Peters
burg. When the applicant has re
ceived a certificate he files it together
with an application to the city officiais.
Although the permit is given gratis,
the cost of revenue stamps and of the
little book containing rules and regu
lations regarding bicycle riding in the
city amounts to $1.13, which must be
paid by the applicant before the per
mit is obtained. Such permit is good
for one year, which begins always
with May 1st. Upon payment of the
required amount a registered number
of the bicycle is issued with tho per
mit. These numbers are in plain
white figures on a red plate, and must
be fastened to the wheel on both the
front and back, so as to be clearly vis
ible to the police and the public in
case any mishap should occur, or in
case the regulations prescribed for bi
cycle riders are disregarded. One
plate with the number on both sides
is fastened to the frame in front, be
low the haudle-bars, sticking out so
the number can be seen from either
side; and the other plate is fastened
to the rear of the frame, below the
saddle, ia such a way as to be in full
view when the person is sitting on the
When several wheelmen are riding
together, they must ride one after the
other at a distance of not less than
fourteen feet between each bicycle.
By a special order of the City Gov
ernor, the person who receives a per
mit to ride a bicycle must give a photo
of himself, whioh is attached to the
Why take Johnson's
Chill & Fever Tonic?
it with fresh ?eat.
The next morning the log and the
trap were gone and the condition of
the ground around made it plain that
the bear had had a tussel with the
trnp before he had started to carry it
away. There was a trail straight
across the field in the direction of the
swamp, showing the way the bear and
nis load had gone. The trail led more
than a mile through the woods.
Brookway got his gun and followed
it up. It led into the swamp, and he
almost stumbled over the bear before
lie saw it. The animal was sitting
J own licking a paw which was fast in
tho trap, It was just as much aston
ished as was Brookway at being dis
covered, and started to run away. It
vas almost exhausted, and before it
md gone half a dozen steps Brookway
.ecovered his nerve and shot it be
ween the shoulders. It weighed
ibout 250 pounds.-New York Press.
Johnson's Chi/land Fe
ver Tonic is a ONE-DAY
Cure. It cures the most
stubborn case of Fever in
A Prince's Windfall.
The Prince of Wales bas just come
in for a windfall of $10,000 in a
somewhat strange manner, says a cor
respondent. Some time ago a young
iellow of the name of Sydney de Bao
?as staying down in Lizard, in Corn
wall, when he took a fancy to the
laughter of the local innkeeper, a girl
>i the name of Ruby Hart. Being in
joor health at the lime he informed
ier that he was going to put her name
lown for a legacy of S10,000 in his
viii. He added that with the object
)f overcoming her objections to re
living thc legacy he would make it
payable to the Duke of Cornwall, that
s tho Prince of Wales, i.' she declined
t, thinking if the matter vas put in
Lat way she would accept the money
.ather than let it go to a stranger. In
he course of time Mr. De Boa died,
tfisa Hart has declined to accept the
egacy for reasons which she refused
o state in court, and which are left to
he imagination, and thus the legacy
alls to the Prince of Wales, who had
lever heard of Mr. De Bao in his life
intil cited as a party to the proceed
ug for the probation of the will.
Quinine and other fe-.
ver medicines take from 5
to 10 days to cure fever.
Johnson's Chill and Fever
Tonic cures in ON? DAY.
Calvanic Battery in His Mouth.
A gentleman suffered from a pain in
bis tongue, which he could not ac
count for, and was afraid of cancer.
After the doctor had said there was
nothing the matter with his mouth
an electrical friend discovered that
two different metals had been used for
fixing the teeth. These dissimilar
metals had the effect of producing an
electrical current in the gentleman's