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THOS. J. ADAMS PROPRIETOR.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 1898
VOL. LXIII. NO. 10.
O?? BUDRET OF HUMOR I
LAUCHTER.PROVOKING STORIES FOR
LOVERS OF FUN.
A Statesman's Response-Wrongfully De
fined-Easily Answered-In Wheel
Parlance-The Reason-How lt Struck
Ulm-Dangerous Pastimes-Luck, Etc.
"Nay, ask not lt tho country's safe,"
Ho hurriedly repeated.
"How can I tell until I know
lil have been dofoated?"
Mr. Cabbage (meeting his friend)
"Hello, Gargoyle, what's on foot?"
Phaste-"I think .Tones is cranky."
Slow-"How so? You can't turn
him. "-Boston Courier.
Muriel-"Did Maud marry Chollj I
Sopht'y of her own freo will?"
Zoe-"No; on acoouut of his fath
In Wheel Parlance.
Ned-"Your bicycle will only last
for a fieason."
Ted-"Oh, no; it's good for many
Little Girl-"Papa, Dick found a
horseshoe and I found a four-leaved
clover. Which of us is the luckier?"
Practical Pa-"Dick is. Horse
shoes are worth money."-New York :
j Born an Artist.
Edith-"And so you think Mr.
Beesley is an artist?"
Bertha- "I know he is. Our Fred
was telling Charley that Mr. Beesley
is now painting the town."-Boston
"Doctors say that handshaking ii
"Is that so? I've known for a long j
time that shaking one's fist was some
times awfully unhealthy."-Detroit
How lt Struck Him.
Thc Milliner-"What did your hus
band think of that thirty-dollar hat I
made for you last week?"
Mrs. Heighfly- "Oh, he just raved
over it-when I told him the price."
It's Just One of Them.
Miss Strongmynde-"'Whore is there
any great difference between the
Oldbach-"In a woman's life the
declining years are before she reaches
thirty."-New York Journal.
Out of Class.
"Society is getting dreadfully
"Yes; isn't it? People whose
grandfathers made money are having
to associate with those horrible peo
ple who make it themselves."-Puck.
the conduct of anybody besides your
self, are you?"
Baton-"I think I am."
Lawyer-"Tell us how."
Baton.-"I'm the leader of au or
Dinner on tho Yakon.
Frostbitten Pete-"What makes
you look so contented?"
Icicle Ike-"I just called Avalanche
Bill a lily-livered, bull-headed cur,
and he made me eat my words, and
it's the nearest I've como to having
a square meal iu two months, " -New
William thc Immortal.
"As the immortal William once
said," remarked Prince Henry,
"'there's a divinity that shapes our
ends, rough hew them how wo will."
"Beally, now, Heinrich," said the
Kaiso, as ho overheard the remark of
tho Prince, "that is quite clever, but
when did I say it?"-Cincinnati En
"Remember," said the excited man,
"money talks. I'll bet seventy-five
cents that I'm right. Money talks!"
And tho mau with a shaggy silk hat
and a chronic expression of disgust
edged away from tho crowd with tho
remark, "Yes, aud it's just like some
people. The smaller it is the more
noise it tries to make."-Washington
His Telltale Traces.
"Never marry a scientific woman!"
"When I get home late my wife can
tell next morning with a microscope
and a few chemicals in just what por
tion of tho city I've spent the night."
"How tho dickens docs she do
"By the mud on my shoes."-Cleve
land Plain Dealer.
On tho Way.
"You say there is only one train a
day from this station?" said the lady
at the ticket office.
"Only one, madame, "was the re
'Ts the train on time?"
"No, it is fifty minutes late."
"Too bad; I want to get to Poke
ville the worst way."
"Well, this is the road you want to
A Practical View.
The minister, with his little son
Charles, was calling on an old parish
ioner, who poured her troubles into
his sympathizing ear, ending with the
remark, "I've bad my nose held to
the grindstone for thirty years."
Charlie, who had been locking in
tently at tho old lady, instantly re
marked, "Well, it hasn't worn the
mole on the end of it off yet. "-Har
A Perfect Defense.
Magistrate-' 'You admit you entered
the house of the prosecuting witness
by the door at 2 o'clock in the morn
Prisoner-"Yes, Your Honor."
Magistrate-"Wrhat business had
you there at that time of night?"
Prisoner-"I thought it was my own
Magistrate-"Then why did you,
when this lady approached, leap
through the window, jump into !.he
cistern and hide yourself?"
Prisoner-"Your Honor, I thought
it was my wife."-Tit-Bits.
There is not a single female voice in :
Hie choir at St. Peter' in Rome, and 1
yet [the most diffioult oratorios and
sacred music written are rendered in
such a manner as to make one think
that Adelina Patti's high soprano is
leading. The choir is composed of
sixty boys. They are trained for the
work from the time they get control
of their vocal chords, and some of the
best sirgers are not over nine years
old. At the age of seventeen all boys
leave the ohoir,-New York Worldi ,
LEARNING TO SEE.
rwonly-Year-Oli? Girl, Blind From Birth,
Beguine Her Sight.
Tho recent restoration of 3ight to
Julio Duplessis, a Parisienne, twenty
years old, who has been blind since
birth because of a double cataract, has
disclosed some phases of tho develop
ment of sight that are arousing great
interest in the scientific world. The
operation was performed two weeks
ago, but as yet the young woman has
not gained complete power of vision.
For an hour after the operation she
could see nothing, and when objects
did begiu to take some form sho suf
fered great pain in the head. It was
similar, she said, to that which might
be caused by striking her eyes. This
continued for three days, during most
of which she wa3 obliged to keep her
eyes closed. Tn about a week, when
she could distinguish with much ac
curacy the form of objects, experi
ments were made with her in their
naming. Depending only upon sight,
she would mistake, for instance, a cat
for a dog, a pencil for a key anda
feather duster for a bunch of chrys
anthemums. Once, too, she was
wholly unable to see that a canary
was a bird, when it was held before
her, but was quick to name it, when it
had been pu', in a cage. She knew all
these objecrs by touch. Another
highly interesting point was il e girl's
appreciation, or lack of appreciation,
of distance. In this phase, as indeed
in some of tho others, the process of
development was not unlike that go io
through by the ordinary infant. Sae
would reach for an object placed closo
to her face, as though it were several
feet away, and would, of course, at
tempt to touch objects actually far be
yond reach. While blind she had no
difficulty in walking, now the floor
appears to be a steep incline, and she
steps very high. Colors are com
pletely beyond her ken. She pos
sessed a well-developed knowledge of
form and substance even in her blind
ness, but of color, of course, she knew
nothing. During the last two weeks
she has made almost no progress in
this respect. It is interesting to note
that a bright color, as, for instance, a
strong, brilliant red, is very painful to
her.-London Medical Review.
A Karo Malady._
A most peculiar malady has afflicted
George M. Smith, a carpenter, of Phil
lipsburg, N. J. The man for a year
past has periodically sweat blood. He
is now recovering from his fourth at
Dr. Mitchell Reese, one of thc best
known practitioners of Warren Coun
ty, is his physician. "The disease."
ho said to me, "is known in medical
literature as purpura hemorrhagica,
which is not a disease per se, but a
symptom of some other disease of the
system, causiug debility and varions
blood changes. The one great pecu
liarity in Mr. Smith's case is that each
of the four attacks has developed
while he was enjoying his us'ial vigor
ous health and pursuing his everybody
"The first symptom of the disease
is a flushed appearance of the face
similar to that when a person is con
tracting a cold. He at this stage com
plains of a feeling of general weakness
and considerable muscular soreness.
Then blood commences to issue from
the nose, eyes, gums, tongue and all
mucous surfaces of tho body. After
this tho blood will commence to ooze
from the pores of thc skin. Tho life
of the patient depends upon the stop
page of the loss of blood. I was
called to his house Friday morning
and found the bleeding had com
menced, but not so freely as in the
other attacks. He is about recovered
again and will likely be at work as
usual again next week."
Mr. Smith is a particularly temper
ate man in every respect, and this
makes the case more remarkable, say
the doctors. Purpura hemorrhagica,
the medical works say, is more likely
to be met Avith among young children,
especially girls. It may provo fatal
in a few hours if thc hemorrhages are
not stopped in all parts of thc body.
New York Herald.
How He .Saved the Old Blue-Back.
In E. F. Beard & Co.'s safe they
keep au old blue-back spelling book
which they use temporarily for put
ting away their checks, papers, etc.,
coming in through thc day. The other
morning the News mau happened to
be standing by when the bookkeeper
was adjusting tho account for the
previous day, and had tho book in his
hand. Mr. B. F. Beard remarked
that there was an incident connected
with that book which he would not
soon forget. Said he: "Duriug thc
war tho guerrillas were pretty thick
around here, and a man didn't know
when he or his property either were
safe. One clay a half dozen or moro
of these fellows walked into our store
intent on robbery. Wc then did busi
ness in the old frame near Johnson's
corner. The leader of the gang walked
in and ordered me to open the safe. I
tried to evade him by telling him that
I didn't have the key; that my brother
had it and that ho was not in. This
seemed to mako matters worse, so he
cocked his old carbine, and drew it up
and said, 'If you don't open that] safe
I'll blow your head oft'.' Well, I con
cluded that it was best to unlock,
which I did. They went into the snfe
tumbling out papers and everything
on tho hunt of money. In tho scrim
mage the old blue-back spelling book
rolled ont on tho floor with ?800 in
bills in it. The man didn't seem to
notice it at all, and while I stood there
watching him pilfer whatever he could
find, he turned his head for something
and I kicked the old bine-back under
the safe and saved $800. They got
considerable money, but the old blue
back escaped, and we intend to hold
on to it."-Cloverport (Ky.) News,
Couldn't Itefuse lt.
"Hello, Biggies! I haven't seen
you foran age."
"Morning, Stapleford! How are
"Never felt better in my life. By
the way, do you remember telling me
about fifteen years ago that you thought
I had consumption?"
"I believe I do."
"I thought hard of you for saying
it at the time, but I think now it was
the best thing that ever happened to
me. It scared'me a little, and I be
|gan to take care of myself. Thc con
sequence is that I have not had a sick
day since, and I believe I am good for
forty years yet. I am your debtor for
life, old fellow."
(Impulsively)-"Stapleton, lend me
S5, will you?"
Snowflakes, when viewed nuder a
microscope, are found to form regular
figures, the most common shape being
a star of six arms or points, each form
ing an anglo of sixty degrees. In some
cases the design, though perfectly
i-idar, is extremely fantastic and
Such n wide dormitory! East and wesl
Tho gent?o winds go sighing in th9ir quest
Among the grasses, as their whispers low
Might soothe thc sleepers. Mothers.as they
About their children's beds, speak soft,-59
Kind Nature seems most motherly and
LightiDg her pleasant lumps at eventide,
She guards this holy place, so still and
Such a vast homestoad! All its friendly
Stand wido from dawn till dawn, and on it
Thc sun its gladness, nnd tho cloud its
And winters snows pass and return again
And God';; great peace abides herc; chang
And sh ?fling seasons, varied zone and
Aro all as one. Herc sloop with sealed eyes
God's own, till He proclaim, "Awake!
-Mrs. S. M. Walsh, in Youth's Companion.
PITH AND POINT.
."Sometimes," said Unelo Eben,
"dar wouldn't bc so much objection to
a man habbin' his own opinion ef he
didn't persist in goin' aroun' an' try
in' ter gib eberybody else a clear title
to it."-Washington Star.
Deacon Hamby-"We're going to
have a reformed prize fighter talk at the
temperance meeting Thursday night."
The Deacon's Sou-"How is it pos
sible that he can be reformed if ho
still talks?"-Chicago News. .
"You mean to tell me that you don't '
think football ought to be suppressed?
Just look how many get maimed and
killed in the game." "It doesn't maim'
and kill anybody except football play
"Great men,"remarked the thought
ful youth, "are frequently misunder
stood by thc public." "That," re
plied Senator Sorghum, gravely, "is
very true. And mighty lucky it is for
some of them."-Washington Star.
Bill Yale-"That man Williams
never lost his head in a football game
yet, did he?" Jim Cornell-"No, I
think not. He's lost an ear, part of
his nose, eight teeth-but I do not re
member ever hearing of him losing his
First Tramp (pointing to a scarecrow
in a corn field)-"Look! Lookeo
there!" Second Tramp-"My! My!
We must get out o'this, double quick.
They've caught one of us fellows and
nailed him to a pole."-New York
Jay Green (sourly)-"If them peo
ple don't do different about it, blamed
if I'll go to tho parly to-morrow
night," Josh Medders-"What do
you want 'em to do in order to get you
to go?" Jay Green -"Invite me."
"Is he a novelist?" asked ono young
woman, as she picked up a photograph.
"No, indeed," replied tho other
with enthusiasm. "He's no novelist;
he's a story writer. You can under
stand and enjoy everything he does."
"Have you completed your plan for
hastening the business of the United
States Senate?" "Partly," replied
the newly-elected Senator. "I bav?
prepared a speech on the subject
which it will take mo three days to
Mrs. Spriggius-"Where's your
daughter, Mrs.. Wiggins?" Mrs.Wig
gins-"She's gono to the cooking
school. And that reminds mo, I must
go into the kitchen and get supper,
for she'll be as hungry as a bear when
she get borne."-New York Weekly.
Brown-"Ah, Smith, let me intro
duce you to Mr. Cayley Gott, I'm
sure you've read his famous books!"
Smith -"N-n-';o. I'm afraid I haven't
had the pleasure." Brown-"Oh, of
course you have, my dear fellow, but
you've forgotten-that's it."-Punch.
"I am told," remarked Miss Cay
enne, "that you said some very clever
things last evening." "Yes," replied
Willie Wishingtou; "it is very dis
couragii ." "What is?" "Thc sur
prised manner in which everybody is
talking aboutit."-Washington Star.
Character Told by Tresses.
That there is a physiological connec
tion hetween the hair of tho head and
tho temperament of tho individual is
no new idea, says Tho Lady. Among
mauy ancient nations, iudeed, the con
dition and quality of the hair were re
garded as infallible signs of one's na
ture, and if those signs were unsatis
factory the person's locks had to be in
some way altered for tho better. It
was probably this notion as much as
any other that caused the introduction
at a very early date of wigs and false
Some physiological conditions con
nected with the hair are revealed in a
work known as "Tho Secrets of
Beauty," which was published in Paris
in the year 1862. For instance, we
learn that "fine, silk and supple hair"
is the mark of a "delicate aud sensi
tive temperament," Again, hair that
is "curly and crisp" without artificial'
persuasion betrays a "dangerous clev
erness," a "brilliant rashness," which
may be trusted to lead to trouble nine
times out of ten. Further, white hair
-presumably when it is premature
is the sure sign of a "lymphatic and
indolent constitution." Not one whit
better is "harsh upright hair," which
shows n "reticent and sour spirit."
Perhaps, however, the worst sort of
all is "fiat, clinging straight hair,"
denoting a "melancholy character."
Henry Clay's Unique Experiences.
One of our morning contemporaries
remarks: "It isn't often that a Con
gressman has au opportunity to rise
aud address the House on the day that
he first takes his seat. Congressman
Lawrence's distinction in this respect
comes very near to being unique."
Our contemporary might have add
ed, however, that another unique dis
tinction was that of Henry Clay,
who was chosen Speaker of the Na
tional House on November 4, 1811,
which was the very first day of his
service in that body. Preceding'this
unique episode of Clay's was another
episode in his career which was equal
ly unique, nnnely, his service for
several months as a member of the
United States Senate before ho was
constitutionally eligible to member
ship in that body. Clay was born on
April 12, 1777, but he took his seat in
tho Senate on December 22, 1806.
when he lacked about three- and a
half mouths of having attained the
age of thirty years, which the Consti
tution prescribes as ono of the quali
fications for membership of the Sen
ate. Probably it was not generally
kuou a at the time that Clay had not
r ;ached the age required by the Con
stitution, for no objection was raised
to hi ^ admission to the Senate.-Bos
A dark, gloomy sky denotes wind,
but a bright blue Bky indicates fine
weather. Generally, the softer clouds
look, the less wind, but perhaps more
rain may be expected, and the harder,
more "greasy," rolled, tufted or
ragged, the stronger the coming wind
AN ELEPHANT BATTERY.
I JOVE L METHOD OF TRANSPORTING
CANNON IN INDIA.
British Troops Utilizo the Unwieldy Ani
mals to Carry Cannon From One Point
to Another-Danger of the Service
How a Gan is Strapped to an Elephant.
Elephants have been used in war
fare since days beyond history, but it
has been reserved for the Peshawar
column of the British force now sup
pressing the belligerent Afridis and
other tribesmen on the northwestern
frontier of India to establish a prece
dent in the matter of a heavy battery
of artillery, in which the big twelve
pounders are packed on the backs of
the great brutes, like tho light sec
tional guns on the backs of mules in
a mountain battery. As long as ar
tillery has been known in this coun
try the elephant has been used to
drag cannon, but despite a more or
less useful record in this matter of
traction, there are still those who have
doubts as to his utility in his uew
role. Ho is too sagacious and too
powerful for the job. Though no cow
ard at heart, he appreciates the vast
utility of prudence, and (if wounded
in an encounter the merits of which
he does not understand nor desire to
understand, but'which he knows af
fects no persoual interests of his own,)
he is liable to get ont of harm's way
with the utmost expedition that his
enormous bulk is capable of. If one
of the fifteen elephants in a battery
bolts, the other fourteen are morally
certain to follow his sagacious exam
ple; and if fifteen elephants, each
with half a tou of artillery on his back,
go pelting backwards through a long
column in one of tho narrow defiles
that the country hereabouts abounds
in, then somebody is sure to get
The enemy knows this, he has good
marksmen, and the elephant is an easy
target, aud hence the reluctance of
General Hammond, who commands the
Peshawar column, in the matter of ac
cepting this new arm within the cjrele
of his troops at Bara. It takes, as has
been stated, fifteen elephants to carry
the six guns of a battery-six ele
phants for the unmounted guns, six
for their heavy carriages, and three
for spare wheels and stores. The am
munition is carried in leather covered
boxes on the backs of mules or ponies,
as in the case of a mountain batteiy.
Theoretically the ' battery can be
brought into action in about six min
utes, but the risks are so many that
some persons who are considered war
wiso declare that no officer would dare
to dismount his guns in the vicinity of
"When a gun has to be carried away,
the gun elephant comes alongside the
piece and kneels down, while the gun
ners unlimber the gua itself, which is
then lifted up bodily by the men, who
carry it shoulder high to the skids that
are placed against the animal's side.
There ropes are slung around the piece,
while a ?mau stays at either end to
steady it. Another man is posted on
the back of tho elephant to drop the
piece into its wooden cradle when it
reaches the top of the skids: The
rope that is looped under the gun is
then passed over the elephant's back,
where it is grasped by the balance of
the gun's detachment, who haul on it
like sailors on a sheet until it drops
into its groove in the cradle, which is
strapped tightly over tho pad-some
eighteen inches thick-on the ele
phant's back. ? very similar opera
tio'n has next to be gone through with
thc carriage, only it takes longer. The
carriage itself is first lifted up, then
the wheels, which have been detached
while the hoisting was going on, are
lifted up by four men apiece and re
fitted to their axles. All this takes
time-too much time, according to
some people. A regular mountain
battery gun cnn be unshipped and
brought into action in thirty seconds.
The weight of the gun ia about nine
hundred pounds, and that of the car
riage about twelve hundred.-Harper's
The Canning Industry.
The canning industry has made such
vast strides all over the world, and no
tably in America, that this method of
preserving foods bas formed the sub
ject of inquiry at the bands of tho
bacteriologist. As in Baltimore alone
1,250,000 bushels of oysters aro annu
ally canned, and the United States is
responsible for 120,000,000 cans of to
matoes, and of other articles, such as
fish of various kinds, fruits, etc., in
similarly large numbers, it is remarka
ble that Messrs'. Prescott and Under
wood's paper, "Micro-organisms and
sterilizing processes in the canning in
dustry," published in the Technology
Quarterly, should be in the first con
tribution to so important a subject.
These gentlemen have specially
studied tho bacterial flora of canned
clams and lobsters Mhich have broken
down, or, in other words been imper
fectly preserved. In every case where
"spoiliug" had occurred, bacteria were
present iu large numbers, while in no
instance were any discovered iu sound
cans. Sometimes only a single va
riety, or a pure cultnre of a particular
microbe, was found in unsound cans,
but usually the latter contained a mixt
ure of several species. Nine different
bacteria were selected and isolated for
subsequent study, both as regards
their macroscopic and microscopic ap
pearances; two of these were cocci, the
remainder bacilli forms. These bac
teria wore afterward inoculated into
the contents of sound caus, with the
result that the latter invariably de
composed. Experiments were also
made to test tho method of applying
heat to canned articles which would
most effectually destroy the chances of
these micro-organisms surviving and
spoiling the contents. Their investi
gations go to show that, given a proper
control of the temperature, it is possi
ble to preserve clams and lobsters with
absolute certainty, and in a more per
fect condition than has hitherto been
A Peculiar Fabric.
A peculiar fabric, which is likely to
be useful for a variety of purposes, is
being manufactured in Brussels. It
is flexible, transparent and waterproof,
?nd can be washed off like a pane of
glass with cold water by means of a
sponge. The material is mainly in
tended for portieres, shades, umbrellas,
etc. The patented process consists in
filling up the meshes of a wide-meshed
fabric, such as muslin, with chrome
gelatine, or a similar substance,
and rendering the chrome gel
atine insoluble by exposure to
light. The stuff is then coated on
both sides with boiled linseed oil or
Pat varnish, and the treatment with
chrome gelatine and linseed oil is re
peated several times. Tho fabric is
decorated by printing.
now tho Great City it' Lighted.
The greater city is lighted at night
by 1,030,468 electric lights, with a
candle power of 50,000.000, and tho
gas is poorer than before the Legis- :
lature compelled a reduction in price, j
-New York Herald. ;
WALKED OFF WITH THE BEES.
Hoir a Farmer Unwillingly Helped to
Shoo a Tramp.
As I sat on the veranda with tho
farmer after supper I asked him if he
was not greatly bothered with taamps,
and his reply was:
"Wall, a good many of 'em comes
along and -want a bite to eat, and some
of 'em are pretty sassy, but only one
man of 'em ever served me a real mean
"Poison your dog?" I queried.
"It was meaner than that. "We was
oatin' dinner ono day in the spring
when a hive of bees started to swarm,
I'd bin expectin' it and watching 'em,
and had a new hive ready. When
bees swarm they will light on most
anything handy-a limb, a bush, or
even tho pump. Just as the bees be
! gan to pour out of the hive and circle
around along cDmes a tramp up tho
path to ask for sutbin' to eat. Tho
queen bee settled down on his old
hat, and the hull swarm followed her.
In two minite that tramp's head and
shoulders was covered with bees, and
I yells to him for pity's sako not to
trv to fight 'em off or he'd be stung to
"He must have been terror-striok
en," I said.
"Not a bit of it, sir. Ho was as
cool as a cowcumber, and when I told
him he'd hev to stand in a smudge till
the bees was killed off he jest laughed.
When they'd all settled down on him
and I was goin' to start a smudge, he
" 'Old man, what d'ye consider this
swarm o' bees wu th in cold cash?'
" 'About $5,' sez I.
"'Ar' ye willin' to give three?' sez
" 'What fur?' sez L
" 'Bekase you'll either pay me $3 or
I'll walk off with the bizness and sell
out to somebedy else!' "
"And you had to pay bim off?" I
"That's where the meanness comes I
in," replied the farmer. "Them bees
was my property, and I wasn't buy'n'
what was my own. He offered to take
?3, but I couldn't see how he could git
away with 'em and refused to come |
down." Then he starts off. I reckoned
the bees would git angry and sting
him to death, but mithin' happened.
He jest walked out into the road and
down tho hill, and he carried them 1
bees seven miles and sold 'em fur a !
new pair o' shoes."
"And he wasn't stung?"
"Not once, sir; the bees seemed to
like the smell o' him, and he paddled
along the road as grand as you please." i
.w A GreiTsomc Celebration.
From the report of the celebration
of the golden Avedding of William
Beidl and his wife of Magdeburg, Ger
many, and the silver wedding of his
son Frederick and his wife, it is to be
inferred that hangmen are not held
in such disfavor by the women of
Germany as the fair sex of the
other counties evince toward men of
this profession. At the celebration
there were present 300 men, whose
occupations were the same-tho exe
cution of criminals-tho majority of
them being accompanied either by a
wife, sister or sweetheart. The elder
Reid! is chief executioner of tho do
mains of Kaiser William, while his
son Frederick is also a public execu
tioner of long service. The eldest
son of the latter is a soldier in the
German army, but his father declares
that as soon as he is dis dirged he will
secure him a place where his work
will be of exactly the same nature as
his father's. .The old gentleman is
only seventy-three years of age, but
he boasts tnat he has only eleven more
people to string up on the scaffold in
order to have made the record of send
ing 7000 persons into eternity by his
own hands. Tho son has a record of
little more that one third of this num
ber. Although brought together for
the purpose of doing honor to Ger
many's chief executioner and his son,
the assembly of executioners actually
turned itself into a convention of
haugmen. . The various new methods
of killing off murderers were unani
mously condemned, aud the old
fashioned hangiug method was pro
nounced the one most satisfactory
from every standpoint. The men
came from every part of Wilhelm's
Empire, and included all tho execu
tioners of note. The wives and sweet
hearts intend to organize a club for
tho pui'pose of aiding the widows and
orphans of the men their usband's
This DOR lind Nurse and Four Surgeons
Laddie Boy is only a dog, but the
services of four skilled surgeons and
a trained nurse have been called in to
save his life.
He belongs to Dr. Adaline D. Dake,
a physician of Syracuse, and has been
her constant compauion siuce his
puppyhood three years ago. He
show3 all tlie fine points of a thor
oughbred English shepherd, includ
ing the almost human intelligence of
The dog has been brought up with
tender care. At Old Orchard last
summer he was tho pet of the visiting
colony and many efforts were made to
induce Dr. Dake to part with him.
Even an offer of $500 was no tempta
tion to her.
Sometime ago a slight swelling ap
peared on his right shoulder. It de
veloped into a tumor as large as a
billiard ball, marring his beauty and
causing pain and annoynance. His
mistress called in four surgeons, who
came with all their- paraphernalia of
scalpel, knife, syringe, needle and
thread. Laddie was muzzled and
placed upon the operating table. An
incision four inches long was made in
the shoulder aud the big growth was
exciced. Thc wound waa stitched up
and Laddie was released.
A few days afterward Laddie took
cold and pneumonia developed. Then
a trained nurse was employed to take
caro of him. He was put to bed and
tended and nursed like a sick baby.
Laddie Boy is convalescing.
Throughout his experience as a pa
tient he has shown remarkable docil
ity and intelligence, holding up both
paws when asked if he wants his med
icine and taking it without objection
and with apparent relish.
German Experiments With Eggs.
In the Consular Report an interest
ing account is given of experiments
made in Berlin to test various meth
ods of preserving eggs. All were
treated on July 1 and opened at the
end of the following February. Salt
water, salicylic acid, rubbing with
salt, covering with bran, etc., did not
prevent the eggs from spoiling, But
eggs varnished with vaseline were all
good at the end of February, and so
were those preserved in lime water, i
and those preserved in a solution of
water glass. The lime water some
times gives fthe egg a bad taste, the
solution of water glass causes the egg I
shell to break easily on immcrsicfli in !
boiling water and putting the vace- 1
line on eggs take? too muoh time.- 1
A Beautiful Girl'? Arnie:ion.
From the Republican, Versailles, Ind,
The Tuckors of Versailles, Iud,, 111*9 all
fond parents, are complotely wrapped up
In their chlldron. Their daughter Lucy, In
particular, has given thom much concern.
Sho ls fifteen, and from a strong, healthy
girl, three years ago, had become weak and
kopt falling off in flesh, until she became n
mere skeleton. Sho seemed to have no lifo
at all. Her blood became Impure and Anally
she became tho victim of nervous prostra
tion. Dootors did not help her. Most of
tho timo she was confined to bed, was very
nervous and Irritable, and seemed on the
verge of St. Vitus' dance.
"Ono morning," said Mrs. Tucker, "the
doctor told us to give herDr. Williams' Pink
Pills for Pal? People, which he brought with
bini. He said ho was treating a simllnrcnso
with these pills aud they wcro curing tho
patient. We began giving the pills and tho
next day could seo a change for tho better.
Discussed Their Daughter's Case for Hours.
Tho doctor came and was surprised to sec
such an improvement. Ho told us to keep
giving her the medlcluo. Wo gr.vo her ono
EUI after each meal until eight boxes had
cen used when she was troll. Sho his not
been sick sinco, and we have no foar of tho
old trouble returning.. We think the euro
Mas. THANK TUCKER.
Subscribed and sworn to before mo this
28th day of April, 1897.
Huon JOHNSON, Justice of the Peace,
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Thoy are adapted to y Dung or old, and may
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' ing me just
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r A COMPLETE WRECK
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