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THOS. J. ADAMS PROPRIETOR. - EDGEFIELD, S C., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1898.
Bank In Eastern
Capital in City.
every O mouths.
VOL. LXIII. ' NO. 39.
Spring Is the morning of the year,
And Summer is tho noontide bright ;
The Autumn is the evening clear
That comes before tho Winter's night.
And In the evening, ovorywhore
Along tho roadside, up nnd down,
I see tho goldou torches flare
Like lighted street-lamps in tho town,
The colonel was in command, and I
it was our business to obey orders, j
His month was straight and firm, and
- his small, gray eyes were set unusually I
close together. His chin was eleen
shaven, and on either cheek he wore
a thin and formal whisker. Perhaps
it was -to this severe exterior that
Colonel Bailey owed his appointment
as deputy sheriff of Guthrie district;
but be this as it may, everybody knew
him to be capable and fearless, and
so when au elusive young Chickasaw
* bandit was seen in the vicinity of Le
high it was the colonel who was chosen
to run him down.
Colonel Bailey selected me as one
of his associates. Por the other he
picked out an unsociable fellow,
known in the community as "Frozen
Pete." I . suspect that he had no
great confidence iu our ability to catch
the thief. For wheu we reached Le
high aud found the outlaw under lock
and key.he seemed very well satisfied.
It merely remained for us to bring tho
prisoner safely to Guthrie and lodge
him in the county fail.
. After a short delay, we started
? on our return journey, and so it
* happened that one breezy autumn
evening we four encamped in a
. hollow of the Washita Hills, Okla
homa, with more than half our ride
' behind us.
Our prisoner's name was Oche-a
Chickasaw word meaning "all right."
Never was namo less appropriate. Ex
cept in his youth, his vigor and the
marvellous quickness of his inotions,
Oche was anything but "all right."
Though he stood five feet ten in his
moccasins, his extraordinary leanness
left his weight scarcely a hundred
pounds. He spoke little Euglish and
was wholly without education, but his
high reputation for cuusing had been
thoroughly earned. A pair of frayed
buckskiu trousers and a diugy blanket
made up his simple costume. He
looked a typical Indian outlaw, but
his face was kind, and there were
men who said his gratitude'for a favor
was keen and lasting.
As a professional horse-thief Oche
bad small claim upon the kindness of
honest men, and he must have ex
pected the severest justice at official
hands. But at the outset the Indian
had reason to be surprised, for con
Jinuact?-his appoarauco Colonel Bailey
was g?nerons to aT?nU^and his kind
consideration for a prisoner was in
variable. Frozen Pete ?nd I followed
his example. We had no wish to i>e
discourteous, and it seemed only nat
ural and right to offer Oche such little
attentions as were within our power
to bestow. I remember in particular
that last night when the Indian was
Bhiveriug beneath his scanty blanket
how the colonel drew off his 'heavy
weather-coat and spread it carefully
over him. Oche merely raised his
head and stared hard into the rugged
face of the sherill'.
Thc hollow in which we had halted ,
was a natural basin, situated on the
west bank of a branch of the Washita
river. Eastward between us and the
stream a very narrow wall of shaly
earth rose precipitously to the height
of full 30 feet. To the north and
west the low hills were almost perpen
dicular. Thus on three sides the
basin was eutirely shut in by cliffs.
On the fourth alone to the southwest
the view was open, and through ethe
gap we could see stretches of the il
The tall prairie grass grew abun
dantly on tho lloor of our camping
ground, and here and there along the
hard, dry walls clung an occasional
patch of stubbly buffalo grass, or a
sickly cluster of yellow cacti. Cer
tainly it was not a pretty spot, but the
tall banks were a rampart against the
chill breezes of the northwest, and
the basin had long since beeu a favor
ite halting-ground for travelers.
On this , night, however, the wind
had veered round until it swept unre
sisted through the mouth of our three
walled flat. All night long its vio
lence steadily increased, ' and when
the colouol wakened us by loud shouts
of "Bouse! Bouse!" it was blowing a
I started up and bogan to draw on
my heavy boots. The colonel wn3 al
ready making coffee over a glowing
heap of brush sticks. By chance DIV
. eyes wandered to the opposite side of
the basin, where we had picket^ our
four broncos. They were gone.
In blank amazement I pointed to
the spot. The colonel followed tho
direction of my gaze and understood.
Then by a common impulse ve ran to
where his overcoat lay. He snatched
it from the ground. Beneath were a
blanket, a piece of heavy rope aud a
pair of locked handcuffs. Oche had
Had the blow been less severe, the
colonel might have given expressive
vent to his feelings, bnt as it was, he
morely dropped upou the blanket and
began to examine the discarded man
"There are times," he muttered,
weakly, "when a man who calls him
self a man insists upon being a mule.
This is one of the times, and I'm the
"How was it done?" I asked, kneel
ing opposite him on Oche's blanket.
"Done," he replied; "there wasn't
anything to be done about it. All he
had to do was to get up and .walk.
You know how slim he was? Well,
he's turned out to be one of those fel
lows whose hands aren't a particle
broader than their wrists. What do
you suppose they care about things
like these?" he added, rattling the
handcuffs viciously. "While we were
sleeping here, like the gentle lambs
we are, he slipped his hands out, un
tied the roye from his ankles and left,
taking the broncos along as mementos
of a pleasant trip with fools."
' 'Then let's follow him!"I exclaimed,
leaping np; but the sheriff gripped me
by the trousers,
I think tho butterfly and beo,
From distant meadows coming back,
Aro quito conteated when they soe
Theso lamps along tho homeward track.
Eut those who stay too laie got lost ;
For when tho darkness falls about,
Down every lighted street tho Frost
Will go and put the torches out !
-Frank Dompster Sherman.
"I'm thankful," he said, earnestly,
"that I'm not the only idiot in this
camp. Why, you dummy, can't
you comprehend the difference be
tween people on horses and people on
foot, and don't-"
Frozen Pete had been quietly but
rapidly pulling on his boots, button
ing his jacket and tightening his belt.
His manner was generally so deliber
ate that now we both stared at him in
surprise. My View embraced the
mouth of our camping-ground, and
between the black -nails I saw, with
horror, a long, unbroken line of leap
ing flame. Extending the entire
width of the bottom, its dancing yel
low crest was just visible as it rose
over a long knoll lying in its path.
How the fire started I do not know to
this day. Perhaps campers on tho
prairie had set it going accidentally.
It could not have been burning
long, for else we should have noticed
tho glare in the night sky. Complete
ly hidden by our walls until withiu
the last few moments, tho terrible
danger had crept upon us unobserved.
The fire was already within 300
yards of us, and the rough wiud was
sweeping it nearer with frightful ra
pidity. There was no time to start a
counter fire." The sheer walls on three
sides of us blocked our retreat. A death
of torture was rushing straight at ns.
Pete and I stared at Colonel Bailey,
while iu that awful moment the sheriff
stood, with bent head, thinking how
to save us.
"This way, boys," he cried,sudden
ly, and ran straight across the canon
toward the creek. We followed and
quickly reached the narrow bluff op
posite. Tho sheriff glanced rapidly
along its base. He had seen such
formations before and hoped to find a
hole through the wall.
I was by his side when we reached
a spot where the tall grass had been
worn down. He stopped, dropped on
one knee and then pulled me bodily
to thc ground. To my astonishment
I found myself looking into a >volf
burrow, perhaps 18 inches in diam
eter. At its other end, scarcely 15
feet away, I could see light. Some
enterprising coyote had dug a passage
through the narrow wall to the creek
"See if it's wide enough for you,,
can get-through, maybe not. If we
I lost the rest of the sentence as
with both arms extended in front of
me I thrust my head and shoulders
into the opening, and digging my toes
violently into the ground I shoved
myself forward almost mj .length.
There I stuck fast. With no room, to
bend my arms or use my knees, I was
helpless. Writhe and squirm as I
would, I could make no progress. In
despair I struggled back into tho
"I feared it," said the sheriff,husk
ily. "If we could use our elbows we
could make it, but as it is, God help
For some seconds wo stood motion
less. The fire had advanced full 50
yards, and the infernal roar was buzz
ing in my ears when Pete suddenly
thrust out his band toward tho west.
Opposite us, on the verg . of the bluff,
was tho rascally bandit, Oche. We
could see him distinctly in the in
creasing light. There ho sat astride
the colonel's pony, stolidly watching
us and apparently finding a ferocious
joy in our approaching destruction.
We had hardly timo for thought,
however, before Cche dropped to the
ground. Holding the lariat coiled in
his hand, he cut it from the bronco's
neck and sprang to the edge of the
bluff at a point where the wall was
slightly less steep. Instantly he
squatted down,lurched his weight for
ward aud slid down the bank iuto the
basin below. The descent was almost
as rapid as a fall, but Oche reached
the bottom unharmed, and springing
to his feet he came bounding toward
ns, his lank, wiry body shooting far
through the air at every leap.
The act of the bandit in dropping
from safety to apparent death utterly
bewildered us. In the nature of
things it would not bo to attack ns.
The roaring of the flames grew louder,
we could hear the crackling of the
tall, crisp grass, yet we could only
stand and stare.
The Indiau presently reached us.
"Throw away guns - hats!" he
"Bo it, boys," commanded tho
colonel, and as Frozen Pete threw
down his belt, pistol and sombrero
Oche pushed him prostrate to the
earth. Pete fell just in front of the
burrow, and Oche sliding past him,
strung the lasso on the grass. Pete
understood and grasped the rope near
its centre, while Oche, dropping full
length upc i the ground, wriggled his
naked bo'.y into the burrow. Thanks
to his t?xti.me slenderness and to his
Indian blood he crawled through tho
tunnel with all the dexterity of an
auimal. Holding one end of the lariat
at his back he drew the slack rapidly
after him, rid in less than a minute
he stood on the narrow strip beside
Pete crawled info tho tunnel as far
as his own exertions wonld permit,and
now the Indian, drawing the rope
taut, pulled him along with all the
strength of his lithe body. Twisting
and turning, the COT boy scraped safely
The colonel grabbed1 the end of the
rope which had almost disappeared in
the burrow, and running back with it
15 feet he ordered me to go before
him. The fis? was within 50 yards of
us. The wind drove sparks dnd smoke
against our faces. It was uo time for
Dropping to the earth I grasped the
lariat as Pete had done and was trying
to compress my bnlk jv?t a little
when I felt myself jerked ovwardwith
a vigor which told me tha?.. Oche and j
Pete were hauling together at tho
rope. In half a minute I was by their
side, and our uuited strength dragged
Colonel Bailey rapidly through the
tunuel. But just as the sheriff's head
emerged from under the bluff Oche
sprang from us and running along the
bank of the stream stopped some live
rods away. It was hardly strange
that neither Pete nor I thought of
him as a prisoner.
Colonel Bailey got on his feet and
took a step toward Oche. The out
law stood motionless. The sheriff
made another step. The Indian shook
his head, tien turned and walkod
slowly away, conscious of his perfect
security. " He had seen us throw down
our holster pistols on the other side
of the hole, and as an Indian he did
not fear our-pursuit on foot.
The sheriff watched Oche until he
has passed a bend in the ridge, then
turned aud walked toward us in si
lence. Halting at the wolf-burrow he
bent down and peeped through it. As
he did so his trousers were drawn
tight across his hips, and I perceived
the outline of a hard object in his rear
pocket. It was the butt of a derringer
pistol; but I am not the man to criti
cise the colonel. - Til Tilford, in
CURIOS OF THE PHILIPPINES.
Ancient War Weapons and Idols That
Arc Attracting Much Attention.
In the University of Pennsylvania
are curios which are closely allied
with the earlier periods of the Philip
pine Islands. They consist of a num
ber of specimens of primitivo weapons
aud are the only examples of the kind
in the country. The collection,meagre
as it is, has already attracted consid
erable attention,and the many visitors
attest to the deep interest the people
feel in all that pertains to the new
The curios are five in number and
were obtained at the Bastrow (rag
fair) at Madrid, Spain, and deposited
in the university museum.
From the ?aw of the swordfish sin-'
gie and . : in
the teeth . :
for a hai
appearir _ ...
With tl ..';<
were jv- . .. I '. ? ..... . - . ?s . a
I A tl
short . rv.
The Pii?.rr.. ? ; v
pert as iron workers, U?.~ .
weapon shows how well the native? <?.
old patterned their death-dealing ap
pliances. The handle of this iron
sword is ornamented with tufts of
hair and fanciful raised designs, in
token, perhaps, of tho valuable qual
ities as a hair-raising tool.
A fourth weapon resembles an ex- j
aggerated meat cleaver of uninviting
iapj^ran?ejjn'ith.a sharpened edge on ?
one side and a long point on the other, j
in solid iron; with a long handle. j
A Malay creese is the fifth weapon
; in the collection. These weapons wero ;
made by the Visayas, a Malay trib9 j
who inhabit the islands to the south
of Luzon. Tho creeses are rhort (
swords of the dagger species, with ,
exquisitely carved handles and grace
In thc Colonial museum at Madrid ,
many other odd relics are preserved, j
including idols of the natives. Tho
principal idol was of the male persua
sion, the female being a lesser deity.
Cast iron caunon and small swivel
guns of the early natives, with their
military uniforms, are also displayed
QUAINT AND CURIOUS.
A map of Jerusalem in Mosaic, over
1500 years old, has been found in Pal
A night-blooming leguminous plant
of Trinidad is pollinated by tho agency
There are houses still standing in ?
Nuremberg, Bavaria, that were built
in 1080. I
A pen carrying a small electric lamp :
to prevent shadows when writing has
been pateuted in Germany.
Prisoners when arrested in Morocco ,
are required to pay the policeman for
his trouble in taking them to jail.
The Bomau bride, when being !
. dressed for tho wedding, invariably I
had her hair parted with the point of
A pedestrian succeeded tho other
day iu setting foot, in the course of
five hours and forty minutes, in seven
Simla, India, is built on the side of
a steep hill, and the roof of one house
is often on a level with the founda- ,
tion of ono in the next tier.
Grasshoppers attain their greatest j
size in South America, where they
grow to a length of five inches, and !
their wings spread out ten inches.
The Japanese aro curiously alike i
physically. Becent measurements ?
taken of an infantry regiment showed j
no variation except two inches in
height or 20 pounds in weight.
Au early Anglo-Saxon custom, strictly
followed by newly married couples,
was that of drinking diluted honey
for thirty days after marriage. From
this custom comes the word honey
moon, or honeymonth.
I Electrical Program Clocks.
The old way of calling school chil
dren in from recess was by ringing a
bell from tho window. The new way
is by sounding a gong fixed on the
i outside of the building with a weather
board over it for its protection, which
is connected by wire with n clock and
rung by electricity. Clocks are made
nowadays, called program clocks, to
ring any number of bells in so many
different rooms or places all at once,
or separately, at any time.
The battery and the mechanical ap
pliances required are contained in the
clock case. The electrical attachment
which may be arranged in accordance
with any desired program, is brought
into operation by the clock. When
the minute arrives for the ringing of a
bell a contact is made, which connects
the wire of that bell with the battery,
and permits the passing of the electric
current, and the bell is rung. Bells
are rung in this manner for the as
sembling and dismissal of school, for
classes in tho various rooms, and so
on.-New York Sun.
LATEST rORTBAIT Ol? Q?EES
1 CORONATION OF HOI
3cr?e? of Human D(
"W * ^ tl : ! . i ? ? '.
dykes, a peaceiu-,
"happy note. Th?
whole of the pros
perous little kingdom has been buBy
for months getting ready for. the time
when the young Queen Wilhelm!ur,
comes of age and is installed with
every circumstance of regal pomp and
ceremony as sovereign of the Nether
Qucon Wilhelmina now holds a posi
tion in tho eyes of the world much
liko that which Queen Victoria held
AS A CHILD, 1884.
sixty-one years ago, when she bogan
hor unequalled reign. All the world
regards with sympathy and interest a
fair young queen. Sho is likely to
prove a better sovereign than a man
would, because she has a woman'e
goodness and a woman's defences
against the temptations which assail a
king. That is why tho young Queen is
a centre of attraction.
Wilholmiua is now a fair-haired,
protty young woman, with a well de
veloped, supple figure. She is essen
tially womanly and gentle in manner
The Queen has an unusual claim to
tho attention of ordinary human be
ings. She is the only Queen who in
sists on marrying according to the
dictates of her own heart. She has
fiercely resisted all the attempts of
her mother and her Ministers to
choose a husband for her.
Last year it was announced she
WILHELMINA AND HER FIRST SHETLAND
would marry her cousin, Prince Bern
hard of Saxe-Weimar, whom the au
thorities had selected as suitable.
Sho refused to rp~r' _ because he
was too ugly an^/Uecause she did not
Jove him, O??er matohes kaye .been.
r WILHELMINA OF HOLLAND.
cuiCl^v . - ; . ? a's ......!.
It .'baa' boen . -.~
young Queen and her i*iyr.::. ; ;
tho details of a democratio fesu,-~
ment of the masses. Tho Queen,
when she enters Amsterdam in tri
umph, will drive through tho poorer
section of the city as well as through
the finest residential quarter, and
every day for a fortnight she will be
in plain sight of tho people both there
and at the Hague. There will be-a
series of popular fetes, with few
special privileges for the aristocratic
classes. Tho attendance at the in
stallation ceremonies in the church
was limited to two thousand, and tho
state dinner is mainly an official and
diplomatic affair, with not more than
250 guests. There will be a single
festival performance at tho principal
theatre in Amsterdam, and there may
be a very small court ball at the palace
at The Hague. Everything will be
done for tho pleasure of tho masses,
and very little for the entertainment
of the privileged classes. Tho Queen
Regent and hor daughter have assented
readily to arrangements which are in
accord with their quiet tastes and
simple manners. They prefer to
please the many rather than to gratify
the exclusive spirit of the favored few.
According to present arrangements,
thcQneen and her mother are to leave
The Hagne; after tho celebration of
the eighteenth birthday anniversary.
Arriving at Amsterdam, they will be
met by the leading citizens and repre
sentatives of tho Government, and, es
corted by hussars, will drive through
the city to tho palace.
Between the hours of 7 and 8 on the
following morning trumpeters will
arouse the citizens from sleep with
QUEEN WILHELMINA IN A DUTCH NA
TIONAL COSTUME, 1894.
sacred music from tho steeples of tho
various churches. Then will como, at |
ll o'clock, the installation of the
Nieuwe Kerk. In the afternoon the
Queen will again drive through the (
city, visiting the Jordan, the ghetto
of Amsterdam, where some 70,000
Jews reside. At night the city will be
brilliantly illuminated, and again the
Queen will drive out to S?O and to be
A sacred reveille will usher in the
next day, on which the Queen will be
serenaded by the Netherlands Choral
Society. In the afternoon she will
witness au allegorical and historical
procession illustrating in picturesque
fashion the chief episodes and stirring
events in the nation's history from tho
time of the eighty years' war down to
the nineteenth century.
Besides all this she is tu witness a
water carnival, and on the next day go
over the House of Orange section of
theRyx Museum, attend a "matinee
musicale" and a gala performance in
the theatre. The following morning
the Queen and the Queen's mother
will take their departure.
At the present moment the shop
windows of Amsterdam aro filled with
portraits of tho sweet-faced Queen, j
There she is as a baby in the arms of
hW-Poftgri flB a little gi& playing,
with her dog or fondling her- pony;
while more regal, and eagerly bought,
is the picture of her majesty in robes
of ermine and rich velvet, with the
Crown jewels adorning her.
The Dutch Government has ordered
home from Java all the jewels in the
Treasury, which have been taken from
the rajahs and native rulers of that
vast island, in order to make for the
young Queen a crown, a sceptre and
au orb. Among them are some of the
most splendid jewels in the world.
Tho following is the oath taken "by
the Queen: "I swear to the Dutch
people that I will observe and always
maintain the Constitution. I swear
that I will defend and guard with all
my power tho indepondence and the
territory of the empire, that I will
protect public and private liberty and
tho rights of all my subjects, and that
I will use every means confided to me
by the law to foster and uphold the
national and individual well-being, as
a good Queen should do. And may
God help me."
Queen Wilhelmina has been trained
to possess all the qualities of a typical
Dutch housewife. As a little girl sho
had a little house of her own, where
she did all the housework herself.
Hf r portrait in "tho national costume
of a Dutch housewife, with a linen
coiff over her head, is one of the most
pleasing presentments we have of her.
Many clever or curious sayings are
attributed to the young Queen. Once
she said: "I will never marry. I will
reign alone like Elizabeth of England. "
Again, when her mother wished her
to go to bed early, she said: "I will
go ont on the balcony and tell the
Dutch people how you ill-treat their
From now on the subject of matri
mony will be inseparably associated
with the Queen. She is going to marry I
[ a fortunate man.
Queen Wilhelmina is like ???i.
Victoria in that sho inherits the throne
after a monarch notorious for his de
pravity. Victoria's accession was
separated by only a few years from the
death of George IV., the worst de
bauchee in Europe.
Wilhelmina's father, King William
m., who died in 1889, left an un
savory reputation behind him. His
THE LITTLE QUEEN AT THIBTEEN, 1893.
intrigues were tho talk of the world.
He frequented the concert halls,
where jokes were made about his ad
ventures. Ho laughed as heartily and
applauded as vigorously as any one.
He had no sense of shame, no con
science, no samples, no domestic
affections. He was a standing satire
It was something of a disappoint
ment to tho ELing wheu, on August
31,1880, the heir to his throne proved
to bo a girl. She was baptized b" the
name of Wilhelmina Helena Paulino
Maria. It is doubtlul whether the
loyal Netherlanders would to-day ex
THE PICTURE THAT IS MOST POPULAB
WILHELMINA DRESSED FOB A DUTCH
change her for any male royalty in
Tho southern boundary of Canada
stretches over fully 4000 miles, along
which southern Ontario has the lati
tude of central Italy, Manitoba and
Vancouver that of oentral Germany,
In the orango fields of New Zealand
the crop has been.known to pet as
j high as $1000,?a aore..--, '
A HOME-MADE. TILTER.
It Will YioM as Good Results as a High
A home-made filter for purifying
drinking water for domestic uses ii
described by the New York Herald as
'consisting simply of au ordinary de
HOW TO MAKE 1'OTJR OWN FILTER.
canter, a lamp glass, such as can be
purchased anywhere for a few cents,
by way of a funnel, and a piece of
sponge or cotton wool. Some people
prefer cotton wool because it can be
thrown away after a time and renewed
. 'i . ponge or cotton'
j distance of an
inon e. This is then
covered by aiu, ci ! due white sand,
which-has been wasncd very clean,and
placed in a fine lawn bag. This must
be packed through the top of the
glass, and spread out to fit across by
..the aid of a long pencil or a skewer.
On top of tho sand must be placed a
layer of animal charcoal which has
been thoroughly washed by putting it
in an earthen vessel and pouring boil
ing water upon it. The layer should
be at least an inch deep and should be
pressed down upon the layer of sand.
The filter is now ready for use. Water
is poured into the lamp shado and al
lowed to percolate slowly through to
the decanter beneath. After a time
the charcoal will be clogged and a lit
tle must be taken from the top and
boiled for a few minutes and then
spread out before the fire.' It will
then be as c;ood as ever, and can thus
be cleansed indefinitely. From time
to time, also, the whole apparatus will
want cleansing, and the whole of the
charcoal, as well as the bag of sand
and tho cotton wool or sponge, will
havo to be taken out and thoroughly
boiled, or, better still, replaced with
new material. ?
Provided the filter be thus kept
thoroughly clean, the Herald assures
its readers that it will yield as good
results as any of the patent filters on
the market costing many times the
valu? of this simple apparatus.
The Periodical Cicada.
This insect is commonly known as
the seventeen-year-old locust. It
lives seventeen or thirteen yoars in
the ground over some rootlet which
furnishes it subsistence. When its
PERIODICAL CICADA IN 1898.
subterranean existence is completed
it emerges from the ground, lives for
several weeks until the female has de
posited her eggs in slots cut in the
small twigs of trees of all kinds, then
dies. When present in large num
bers much damage is often done to
trees. There are quite a number of
broods. These are" distributed over
the United States and appear regular
ly. The distribution of the 1898
brood of the thirteeu and seventeen
year insects is shown in the accom
panying illustration, reproduced from
a Department of Agriculture bulletin.
The seventeen-year race is indicated
by the black dots and question marks,
the latter referring to doubtful locali
ties. The circles and crosses refer to
the thirteen-year race, the crosses
marking the doubtful records.
Thone Lone Names.
The physician had told him the
name of his malady, but he could not
spell or pronounce it ten minutes
"Havo you any idea," hu friend in
quired, "how your doctor makes up
his schedule of charges?"
"No," was the answer. "But I
have an idea it is at the rute of about
THE WILLOW BOWER.
I know a bower made of willow trees,
Low loaning from tho grassy waterside,
The long leaves drooping in tho rippling
Like lady's fingers trailod in cooling tide.
Within tho bower ls never seen the sun,
Though lioreest raya assail its leafy
And, savo for lowing of tho distant bord > j
And lapping waves, the silence is serene. !
Herein I sit-within my little boat,
Soft-cushioned as in dreams of weary
And little reek I that tho world without..
Is full of care and strife of sword and
With eyelids closed and pillowed cheek on
I dream tho happy, idle hours away, .
Till twilight comes and goes, and night has
And then I leave my bower, fain to stay.
-May Belle Willis, in Boston Transcrit " |
"Do you regard late rising as in
jurious?" "It certainly shortens one's
Judge-Don't let me see you here
again. Prisoner-Where shall I seo
"Mine, miner, minus!" This is
the general upshot of speculation in
Bob-Saw Tom and his ?wife out
wheeling yesterday. Will-Tandem?
Aunt - Harry, do you love your
baby brother? Harry-What's the
use? He wouldn't know it if I did. .
A great many girls say "No," ?X
first; but, like tho photographers,they
know how to retouch their negatives.
'.What's the matter, old man? You
loo'k hot and excited." "Just been
trying to dodge a cross-eyed girl on a
He-Poorman says he is convinced
now that the world does go round.
She-Well, he doesn't look as if he'd
got very much of it yet.
Mamma-Oh dearl Jimmy, I don't
believe you know what it is to be
good. Jimmy-Yes, I do, mamma.
It's not doing what you want to do.
Little Pitcher-I don't think my
papa loves me as much as he loves my
mamma. Mamma says papa tells her
fairy stories. He never tells any to
me. . *
Clerk-How did you discover that
the man in 35 was Slann, the great
d?tective? Bell Boy-He had to ring
for some one to find the towel for
Husband (angrily, after a somewhat
heated argument with his better hr'*1'
-Do you take me for a fool? T
(soothingly)-No, Joh** ! But I . . -
. ?irr? - >. . , ? \ ... C" rsv .. "
. ?ns?: .i C?? U in v ?Jico ..
. Shut* ?JUV??V? ?f?-f*-4' '
--v?imnie your bag,
lady, ancl I'll put it on top of the cab.
Mrs. Oatcake (as she gets .in)-No;
that poor horse of yours has enough
to pull. I'll carry it on my lap.
? "If you had an apple, Johnuie, and
your little brother asked you fora,
piece, you'd greet his request with a
cheerful smile, wouldn't you?" "Yes,
ma'am, I'd give him the merry haf ' ~
"Lady," began Mr. Dismal Daw
son, "you see before you ama?whos?
name is mud-m, u, d." "There must
be sene mistake in your calculations,"
replied the lady. "It takes water to
Mrs. McCall-It's too bad of you, .
Ethel, to worry your mamma so.
I Ethel (aged 5, tearfully)-Oh, well,
I Mrs. McCall, if you'd lived with mam
ma as long as I have you'd know which
of u's was to blame.
He-I had a queer dream about you
last night, Miss Louisa. I was about
to give you a kiss when suddenly we
were separated by a river that gradu
ally grew as big as the Rhine. She
And was there no bridgo or no boat. .
"If it wasn't for your father," said
the wrathful citizen, "you would have
Btarved to death long ago. You
haven't sense enough to pound sand."
"Haw," answered the chappie, "I
had sense enough to be born into a
wealthy family, and that is more than
T!ie Pioneer? of Colonization.
The pioneers of colonization were
pirates and marauders, fishermen and
navigators, huuters and traders, ex
plorers and discoverers, miss.' laries,'
runaways, adventurers and convicts.
It is easier to rob others than to pro
cure spoil or food where they found or
reared it, and so privateers and ma
rauding adventurers. may have pre
ceded fishermen and hunters. The
earliest Greek and Eoman colonies
seem to havo been founded by just
such bands. The Spanish and Portu
guese colonies of South America were
hardly more exalted in their origin. ;
The Dutch East Indies were colonized.
by a band of landless resolutes from
the Texel-disorderly.youths (says the '
old chronicler), "whose absence was
more desired'1 there "than theil* pres
ence." The gentlemen adventurers
who founded Acadia, like the two La
Tours, the renegade Frenchmen (like
De Castin and his half-breed son) and
the forest rangers who "blazed the
track" in Canada for future settlers.
Kipling's "gentlemen rovers" and
"lost legion," Mr. Cecil Rhodes him-_
self, when he seizedMatabeleland, are"
types of this class. The Jamieson
raid was only the last of the daring
burglaries by which ancient and
modern colonial empires have been
built up. -Appletons' Popular Science
Monthly. . . jr
Makins: Stool Fons.
Pens are made by machines of won
derful ingenuity. The steel is cut into
ribbons as wide as the length of one
pen; these are fed to machines which
cut out the blanks, then fashion, stamp
them, split the points and place the
maker's name on the backs. The
pens are now complete save the
annealing, and this forms a separate
operation. After being annealed they
are counted and placed in boxes. A
machine has been invented for per
forming both of these operations, '