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THOS. J. ADAMS PROPRIETOR. ?DG?FI?LD, S. C., WEDNESDAY! J?N?A?Y 2?, 1899? . : ? ._YOL. LX? W NO. 4.
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I am a ferryman, old and gray.
And tho river is deep and wide:
And whoso'er crosses by night or by day
Can never return, but forever and aye
Must remain on thu other side.
The .waters are cold-, nnd tho curront is
And the mists hang heavy and chill;
And backward and forward they slowly drift,
With never a break, and they never lift,
Though they seem to be no ver still.
Tho heavens aro dark, and tho courso is
But my boat is staunch and true;
/And tho waves aro rough, but ray arm is
An?? safely I ferry tho ghostly throng
'To the shore mist-hidden from view.
All are equal who cross with mo,
Beggar and millionaire;
Vassal and king and bond and freo,
Peasant and noble of high degree,
The maid and her lady fair.
S EL CM EY'6
When the colono'. 0f the -th cavalry
summoned Captin Burden to regi
mental head^llal.t.ev8, some one at the
officers' nvoss asked who ho was, any
way, tb .tt tho "old man" had picked
hint tiona among a dozen old campaign
er, for a consultation.
"Nephew, or somethings to a sena
tor,.'.' growled a grizzled lieutenant,
who had seen 20 yeArS" of service and
was jealous of the -th's reputation.
"Fresh froraia desk in the war depart
snient, but all-fired anxious to smell
blight to join the rough riders,"
?a&fce? nnothor; "they'll be in the fight
tomorrow; th - th's too full already,
and here's the old mau asking him to
supper before he's seen a week of ser
^'TutV interposed tho regimental
surgevm; "Burden's not a grecuhoruj
3in?i the colonel knows it? Beckon
^ou don't know wita: sent him out of
Washington into this fever-stricken
climate; do yo? thiolt a dougliboy'd
join the fighting -th?"
"Come," said the adjutant, locking
?arms with the surgeon, for ho saw tho
flatter had something on his mind,and
?be, tex?, wits curious about Captain
Bitten. "Let's go outside and leave
.tte fellows to their growling;" then,
Vvhsu they had passed beyond the
noa of the mess tent, "What was
tien has an income anti
"Then what the dence? Why didn't
ho stay in Washington and leave ns
poor fellows to do the fighting?"
"If you'd been ill Washington it
wouldn't take much guessing," re
plied the surgeon, "for if you'd been
there you'd have known Miss E--,
and she played Burden to throw him
over for a doughboy, so all Washing
ton was on to it and felt sorry for tho
captain and didn't wonder when he
threw np a fat position in the depart
ment and petitioned the secretary for
n'And the doughboy," grunted ihe
adjutant, "enlisted for a!l time in the
new captain's behalf. Stayed in Wash
ington with the reserves and-"
"Not much,and that's what puzzles
the wise-heads up there. He enlisted
in the regulars and lit out for Santiago
along with Burden, though I reckon
they didn't come together."
"What's his name?" asked the ad
The surgeon fumbled for the letter,
glancing over it by the light of a
neighboring lantern. "Hardey," said
lie shortly, "and, by thunder, he's in
the -th! What if he and Burden
In the meantime Captain Burden,
unconscious of the effect the summons
from the colonel had upon his brother
officers, ' stood before the commander
of the regiment at headquarters.
"Captain Burdeu," said the latter,
noting withnpractised eye'ihe slender
figure of the young officer, "you come
tc the -th highly recommended for
coolness and courage. Tomorrow we
attack El Caney; I have been ordered
to call for volunteers to do a little
scouting. Witl you lead the party?"
"Thank yon," said Burden, simply;
"it will be an honor, I-"
The colonel removed his ej*eglasses.
"Young man," said he, seriously, "the
bush is full of Spaniards; yon may bo
killed or seriously wounded; every
caution will be required."
"I will do my best, sir," replied
Captain Burden; "is the start to bo
made at ouce?"
The colonel wheeled around on his
camp stool. "Orderly," said he,
sharply, "tell Captain Clark that I wish
a volunteer of two good men from his
company to undertake a dangerous er
rand near the en?ny's lines. You
will skirt the base of El Caney, making
a detonr to the north, lt is unneces
sary to say the volunteers will be under
orders from you and are to be gov
erned by your judgment."
Five minutes later tho ?ramp of ap
proaching men was heard,and two cav
alrymen entered the commander's
preseuce. Captain Burden, noting
them critically, started; the sharp tones
of the colonel rang in his ears:
"Corporal Joyce and Private Har
dey, you are under orders to proceed
according to Captain Burden's direc
tion on a reconnoissance into the
enemy's lines. That will do."
Burden returned the rr ??i's salute
mechanically. The presence of John
Hardey filled him with conflicting
emotions. He had fled from Washing
ton hoping.to drown in the excitement
of nn aggressive campaign the sorrow
which this man had brought upon
him. Had it not been for Hardey -
he clinched his hands uutil the nails
bit into the flesh. "What now?" an
evil spirit whispered". ,ffie is in your
power; you may order him whitbei'
you will, oren to death by Spauinu
bnl'eia: uouo will know of it, fop the
Cubn? bush tells no tules? '
The weary toiler who longs To* rest,
Brave youth and manhood proud;
The erring one With his sins confessod,
Th? sinless babe <m tho mother's breast
And tho mother with sorrow bowed.
Somo on the'.r journey set forth alofi*,
With trembling and anxious Tears;
Some amid wailing, with Sob and moan,
And prayers that their lives had never
And heartbreak and bitter toars^
Maa brought naught into Ino world savo
And naught can ho j,akc. away;
Naked was he when first drow breath,
Aad naked will when he goes with rPeaVSi
On his sile^V, rnystertorts way.
So all aro equal whea fr?iitu s?ts free,
.To cross to the dist&at strand;
Tho king and Vassal and bond and free,
Whether ?f lowly or high dogroe,
Must ?lt iross the rivor of Death with me
To enter that unknown land,
hn A. Gilbert, in Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The colonel wondered at the pale
ness upon the face of the young offi
cer ns he passed fr?ni the teut into
the darkness beyond. Could he be
afraid? He dismissed the thought
With ? langh. Captain Burden had
come to the -th with the highest rec
ommendations from the secretary of
Out beyond thc shelter of the.camp,
Burden led his men straight into the
thick, prickly brush. At times he
could almost feel Hardey's breath upon
his face and hear the vp-"ce whispering
in his ear: "To the left, to tho left!
He will reach the Spaniards sooner
Ear up the height a dozen tiny lights
glimmered in tho darkness-the Span
ish torches about the blockhouse of
El Caney* To the left thtt faint ring
of steel told thc three Americans th?t
the enemy's sentinels "v'?r? wide
awake, ready to fire blindly in the
darkness. Captain Burden paused.
"Private Hardey-, " said he, so husk
ily he scarce recognized his own voice,
"move cautiously to the left, keeping
well in tho shadow of the bush; the
corporal and I will detour to the right,
approaching the slope further on."
Hardey's hands came to a quick
salute. "Very good, sir!" replied Jue,
steadily, though he must have known
he rah against the very muzzles of
7*1 .1.''.">. ohont.
A iniuuro p_
serged as many hours. The heat and
blackness of. the brush stifled the
Americans, the sharp thorns tore their
clothe! . and lacerated their bodies.
Corporal Joyce lamented the Jute
which had sent him to Cuba. Captain
Burden moved forward as one bereft of
feeliug. He had become a machine, a
thing devoid of sense and feeling, a.
human sounding board waiting to
catch a rifle crack from El Caney.
Suddenly the buzz of insects, the
crunching of the dry leaves aud twigs
under the feet of the moving men,
thc noise made by the passage of
their bodies through the brush were
drowned by the echoing report of a
Mauser rifle; then another, a third
and fourth and fifth. Corporal Joyce
unconsciously clutched his officer's
arm. "God!" he whispered, "they've
riddled him, an' a braver fellow never
wore a sabre."
Captain Burden staggered as though
the bullets from the Mausers had
pierced his body. A cry sounded in
the stillness following the echo of the
shots; an appeal for help,and the voice
was Hardey's. ;
For an instant Burden wavered,
then, before.the corporal could restrain
him, dashed through the matted chap
paral to the slope of El Caney, upon
whose summit danced a hundred
Spanish torches awakened into life by
the fire of the sentinels.
With Joyce panting at his heels, he
pushed forward, drawing his revolver
as he ran and shouting aloud to Har
dey to answer him, that he might
gain the private's. side in the dark
Breaking through the bush,he came
upon an open space unsheltered from
tho Spanish guns above, to stumble
over Hardey, who, resting on one el
low, was keepiug off five white-clothed,
figures with his revolver.
Perhaps the Spaniards feared an
attack from the entire American army.
At wight of Burden and the corporal
they wavered, forgetting the Mausers
in their hands, that they were five to
three with one of the latter sorely
"Corporal," said Burden, sharply,
noting with quick perception the con
fusion of tho Spaniards, "to the rear
with Private Hardey. I will cover
A flash of admiration filled the cor
poral's eyes. "God, sir!" he mut
tered, "they'll shoot you like a dog;
"To thc rear, sir!" shouted Captain
Bnrdeu; "he's light and-"
Then, as the bulky corporal lifted
the wounded cavalryman,slinging him
across his shoulder like a bag of meal,
Burdon faced the astonished Span
"No," cried Hardey, struggling in
the arms which would bear him in
safety; "stop, for God's sake, cor
poral!" Theu, in an appeal of agony:
"Save yourself, Burden: she will not
marry me, it's you-"
The sharp crack of the captain's re
volver cut short the sentence. "Run!"
heshouted; "I'll hold them off."
Four times the revolver cracked ere
the Spaniards, realizing 'twas but one
man who confronted them,raised their
Corporal Joyce, tearing through the
chapparal, beard tho whiplike crack
of the dreaded Mausers, then once
more t-ho sharp i cpoi't of the oftptftiu'N
revolver, Afterward, carao ailioee,
SftYs for tho groaning ot P?yate H&v?
dey and the rustle of the parting
* * ? ; ? % * *
On the niorning of July 3, after the
tshuvg? on El Caney.au orderly halted
before tho quarters of the fighting
* "*'A letter for Captain Burden," ro
pliedhe to the sentry's query,1 .franked
at the war departmen^an* frtan ft lady.
I reckon he wcvivt w?n,tt'o Vv??l for it."
Th^coione^ Uulned aside the tent
flap. '.'Surdon',;> said he, "tnrniug te
jH\? %m?t who followed him, "tell that
Yellow Captain Burden's dead, killed in
an ambuscade. And, surgeon, you'd
better take tho letter and forward it to
Washington. "-Washington Star.
PEARLS IN M.A.W? VVO??S.
Found Itt Mjisiicls-and nu Invalid Tt'.ode
?&??ndcr Makes Money Ont of Them.
Henry Spears, an invalid from Paw
tucket, B. I., who passes most of his
time in the Maine forests, going from
place to place with guides and canoes,
has gathered and sold nearly $800
worth of pearls from frosh water
mussels dining the past season: . lie
went to Giiddstone; shit?s tli? Sun,
itt May sop'? after the lakes . ?pened!
When he had fished for trout in Moose
head lAk? fdr a time ile weut across
the watershed and floated down the
Allegash toward Now Brunswick.
When beyond Chamberlain lake, and
100 miles from the nearest settlement,
he had a hemorrhage which compel'ed
the party to lay by for a month.
One day when the food supply was
growing scarce Mr. Spears's guides
went up stream to cut some hard wood
for fuel. Coming down in the ccnoo
and towing the wood and limb'- be
hind them, they passed through half
a mile of quick water that flowed over
a stony bed, and on arriving at camp
they found a large number of mussels
were attached to the limb? which had
rubbed against the bed of . th? streani.
At the request ?f Mr. Spears; some
bf these mollusks were opened iud
pr?p?red for supper. Before the guides
liad shucked a pint they had discovered
three pearls; due of which was as big
as ? seven shot. They found fivo
other pearls iu the shells which had
come down attached to the brush.
From that time until Mi'. Spears waa
able to travel tho guirioa ilcvotetl their
energies to pearl hunting. When Mr.
Spears and his men arrived at Cari
bou the pearls were sent by express
to Boston, aud ten days later a check
for $350 was received. They visited
the place again in September, and in
five days had found a quantity of pearls
that sold for .$430.
The mussels from which Lhe pearls
- ~i,+?in.?d aro the long, dark
Taxes on beards are leviod in Jap
Coins 2000 years old are in circu
lation in China.
Fowls are plucked alivo in Malta, in
the public markets, and in some parts
Hogs are fattened on oranges in
Paraguay, aud orange-fed pork is said
to be very good.
Bamboo pens slill retain their hold
in India, where they have becu in uso
for more than 1000 years.
In Hungary there aro thousands of
villages aud hundreds of small towns
without a doctor within ten milos.
Tu the Franco-German war every
third German soldier had a map of the
country through which ho was trav
A medical authority in Berlin, Ger
many, declares that not one of Ger-,
many's professional bicyclists has a
Originally the custom of raising the
ha't Avas a sign of submission, imply
ing that the person uncovered placed
himself at thc mercy of his foe.
The .town clock in the eily hall of
Kokoino, Ind., got out of order, re
cently, and William Brinkman, a blind
mau, was called upon to repair it. He
climbed to the tower, at a height of
185 feet, aud deftly performed tho
Frederic and the Prussian I-ieu'onant.
Harold Frederic's self confidence
?nd power of dominating strangers
stood him in good stead in one of his
first visits-if not his very first visit
to Berlin. The incident as ho related
it seemed natural enough to an .Amer
ican not brought up in the awe of a
military caste, but to those who knew
Germany it was almost surprising that
he came through it with Iiis life. Ho
had been paying some formal diplo
matic calls and in the evening dropped
in at the Cafe Bauer in the unwonted
glory of a frock coat aud a tall silk
hat. This hat was carefully huug on
a hatstaud and Frederic sat down to
read an English newspaper just ar
rived. Enter a particularly linc speci
men of the lieuteuent, booted and
spurred and sworded and epauletted.
He brushed against tho hatstaud,
knocked Frederic's hat over into the
sawdust, and swaggered to "his seat
without as much as looking around.
The slight to the hat was more than
Freddie could endure
In a towering passion he went to
the lieutenant, stood over him aud
pointed to the object on the floor.
"Pick up that hat, sir," he roared.
The officer stared amazed, the waiters
were paralyzed with terror at hearing
one so much more than human so ad
dressed by a civilian. "Pick up that
hat," repeated Frederic in a tone
more menacing th.au before. And the
lieutenant did what hs was told. He
was as irresistibly dominated by t:ie
courage and force of the man as a
schoolboy before his. m ister; or .per
hn ps he thought Frederic cai ried the
cu omary West American revolver.
Sat r relay Be view.
It has been calculated that the loss
from illness averages 20,000,000 weeks
of work in tho year, or 2 1-2 per cont,
ol' tho work dona by the whole popu
lation butwooa fifteon and sixty-live
ftM of age,
Scenes Along the Prop<
N?rth ?n? So
seems to be the
and South America,
by., meads' &f tHe
will be the next
do it, American..'
skill and ability
will plan it, Ameri
can contractors will? li
execute it with, th? f
H:d of. American
inaohinery: It is now universally ad
initted that a short cut must be made j;
for ships between the Atlantic and the.
Since 1826, when the first party of
American engineers penetrated the
tropical wilderness of Nicaragua, every ?
part of the country south, of Mexico*
has been carefully examined. Thef
United States, Europe and Mexico
A COFFEE PLANTATION
have been intorestcdi Elaborate maps,
have been made, Volumes ol scientific^
data compiled and every engineering*
problem has been studind orj J
110 feet aooye uv- xeaching
within three and one-half miles of the
Pacific and twelve and three-quarter
TYPICAL SCENE ALONG THE CANAL BOUTE.
miles of the Atlantic (5cean. The total
length of navigation is 169J rnilesj
there will be threo lift locks at each
end of the summit level ;
For miles huge machines must dig
away loose rock, sand and mud and
force it through pipes some two or
three miles away. For many miles
machines must scrape but the bed of
the river and lakes along the line of
the canal. Some of these great dredges
would dig out from G000 to S000 cubic
yards of material every twenty-four
hours. Thousands of men must work
with picks and shovels where the ma
chines cannot stretch out their giant
arms aud-dig away at the canal bed.
PIG DREDGES AT WORK ON THE ENT
Tho reason tho Nicaragua route ?B
the best one is that a* water way has
been found that requires canal dig
ging for the shortest distance. You
can leave tho Caribbean Sra in a
steamer the size of one of our small :
coasters, and can go to a point where i
you can reach the Pacific Ocean by
walking three hours at a moderate i
gait. It is but twelve miles distant, i
Ii your steamer has a mast fifty feet j
high, by climbing to the top of this
mast you dan seo the blue line of the i
Pacific in tho distauce.
The natural part of the canal is :
formed by the San Juan Uiver and
Lake Nicaragua, of which it is au ont- i
let. The. lalee is a brtsin la tho Cen? i
tm I American Plain, filled with fresh i
water ranging from ton to 240 feet in J
depth, and is 110 miles In length, Ita i
cmtlot is not \m ita 409 feat vide at j
.. .. *. .
3UA CANAL, i '
jed Waterway to Divid? p|
utrl Arheric?. ? 1
ft?y point, and varies from twelve to -
fifty and sixty feet in depth. Bat at.
one point of the river, and only a few <
miles 'from the Atlantic coast, an
iearthquake ot some other convulsi?n,'.
^b'Ss'ibly a thonsaiid ye^rs:back,' thr'?vf
np a barrier of rock; which must be
cut or rather blown out in order td al*
low the passage of large steamships.
! To take away this rock and to build
looks and dams to support the walls of
water to the required depth are the
great engineering feats of the Nica
ragua Canal. Tons of the most power
ful explosive* must bfl used, Holes
must b? ?rilTe? iii stfcn ? m??nGr ?hjit.
th^.forpe.ofth'? explosives. wUh whicli
th?y ?re loaded will work directly on
ih?^portion of Ijhe channel to be exca
vated. Some of the blasts will contain
fully 50,000 pounds of explosive.. * ,
If a ship passes through this cut the
summit of the , rock will be higher
ihanthe top other mainmast. An ex
cavation over 125 feet wide must be
made, for the minimum width of tho
canal will be 100 feet.
??RD BRING- ON THB CANAL,
Two great'dam? will be n??ded?to
maintain the water ways at a proper
level. These are termed the Ochoa
..... navel a waterway ove? 150
miles long, on which the fall is but
four feet of the entire longtn. To
reach the summit level, as this is
termed, that is, the highest point of
the canal, involves another engineer
ing problem, on which many years of
study have been spent by somo of the
most noted experts in the world.
The decisi?n reached by' most of the
engineers has been a system of locks.
Thespians provide for three on one side
bf the summit level and three on the
other. -The highest will raise a vessel
forty-five feet, aud the lowest will raise
her between twenty and twenty-fire
feet. They are to be 850 feet long,
eighty feet wide and thirty feet deep.
The St. Louis or St. Paul, for instance,
could easily be accommodated in them.
The canal will be less than thirty
feet deep and 100 feet wide on the bot
tom. The locks will be constructed
of the largest blocks of stone and con
crete ever used for this purpose, and
will be closed by gates of steel, be
side which the largest lock gates in
the wor?d will seem ?3 pigmies.
The greatest industry in Nicaragua
is coffee culture: The one drawback
t? the business and to all enterprises
in Nicaragua, is the want, not only of
labor, but of the proper kind of labor.
A gentleman who is engaged in the
coffee industry said recently that his
laborers would get drunk on Sunday,
take all day Monday to sober up, come
to work on Tuesday and continue
working until Friday or Saturday,
when they would lay off again, so that
the mozo of the country labors about
one-half of tho time. Counting Sun
days there are 165 fiestas, or feast
RANCE TO THE NICARAGUA CANAL.
days in Nicaragua, during which time '
the mozo "toils not, neither doth he '
The Department of Matagalpa is
destined to be a great coffee center at '
no far distant day when the great '
canal is buill There are now about ,
?,000,000 trees under cultivation and
each month the number is largely in
creased. Persons who claim to have a
knowledge of the subject state that
whereas in other parts of Nicaragua *
the yield per tree is from half a pound
to a pound and a half of coffee, in
Matagiilpa the trees produce from two
to four pounds. A number of Ameri- ]
cans ave engaged in tho coffee iudns- i
try, some owning as hi^li as 2000 man- 1
sanas-n9arly 4000 aoves, These 1
landa can bo purobfts?d from the Gov (
srtimeut at tho rato of $1,50 per man* 1
im, Mug about two Engliab, acree, j I
though, there are some largo holdings'*,;
he majority do riot' average over:
wenty aoros. '
DOES IT MEAN SEPARATION? '
k Stir Caused by an Act or the Norwegian
great, stir has been caused in
S? otway and Sweden by tho recent ac
ion of the Storthing at 0tir'?3ti?ri$ in:
,he matter of the Norwegian flag. The
Storthing has voted that hereafter
THE Ii AUGE FLAG IS THE r?l?'VOSBD FLAG
OF NORW AT.
Norway's banner shall float without a
jack-the symbol of the union with
Sweden. Some say that should King
Oscar veto the resolution two more
diets must pass upon the matter be
fore it ean go into effect-; others' that
the flew fl?g will ?ome into immedi
ate us?; Since' ?S?4 th? disses* rela
tions have . been maintained beiweeii
Norway-arid Sweden: At that time the'
?sig St each ri?ti?ri tfd? fihang?d so that
the jack in the ripper left-hand ??rfier'
combined the colors of the other na
tion," .For several .years past,. how
ever,, there has been a growing feel
ing of discontent in Norway concer'n-'
iug the close relations of the two pow
ers. This dissatisfaction King Oscar
has 'striven to assuage. Th? two
countries have entirely separate and
distinct governments, but are ruled by
the same king, Oscar of Sweden. Each
country has its own parliament, which
pasaos lawn for its respective coun
try.' All laws are subject to the ap
proval or disapproval of the king.
The flag of Norway, with the jack
left out) will bo four red corners, with
? Greek cf??s. of . .blue through the
center; The Swedish- flag, has four
blue corners; w"ith & jack of red;.bins
and yellow in the upper left-hand Cor
ner and a Greek cross of yellow in the
ince iu my wau, ...... unKed him why
chose so strange an attitude. T
answer was, "To look in the glass
"Why; there-is no glass there," ea
the friend. "Bless me!" exclaimed
Burrowes, "I did not notice that
before." Then, ringing the bell, he
called the servant and questioned him
respecting the looking-glass which
had. been hanging on the wall. "Ob,
sir;" said the servant; "it was broken
six weeks ago';" A certain le?rn?d
professor at Cambridge is a very
absent-minded man. A friend of his
had been seriously ill. When he was
convalescent the professor used td
send him jellies and other delicacies,
One day he took him a fine bunch of
hothouse grapes. The old friends
were very pleased to see each other,
and were soon deep in a discussion.
The professor, becoming interested,
began absent-mindedly nicking the
grapes, taking one at a time till they
were all gone. On going out of the
door he called back to his friend,
."Now, mind yon eat those grapes;
they will do you all the good in the"
Hi? Plnlntire Plea rre-ralled;
A homesick Japanese is as homesick
a man as can be. One who acted as
cook on the Indiana last summer sent
in the following pathetic petition for
bis release: "Excuse me. Honorable
Offers. I am always thanking for
your kindness, that I could not forget
perpetually. Last nfonth I higned
for my work, therefore I have a duty
to do make my respousibile for a year,
but for the sako of I could not under
stand English language, I could not
give you even a satisfaction aud more
over I would often trouble my friends,
by this I have many sorrow. If I
must bear with patience this work fot
a year, I must take a sick surely. I
have* to do much thing for my native
country. Though you will refuse my
wish I will never free away because I
believe a God and have many honor.
But my Honorable Offers please ex
cuse me jr y work and give me a free."
It is pleasant to be able to add that he
did not have to take a sick, for he got
his free-New York Commercial Ad
The Gnest and the Ico-Puddinjr.
A story reaches'the Scots Pictorial
concerning an occasion on which Loid
Rosebery was entertaining a larg?
party, among others a farmer who
tasted ice-pudding for the first time.
Thinking that something had gone
wrong in the kitchen, and desiring
to save his fellow-guests the pain of
his own experience, he whispered to
his host that the pudding by some
mischance had got frozen. His Lord
ship listened gravely, without moving
a muscle of his face, tasted the pud
ding, thanked the farmer, and then
called a servant. After some little
conversation, ho turned to the farmer
with a relieved expression, and said:
"It's all right, Mr. -. They tell
me it's a new kind of pudding, and is
frozen on purpose." Thereafter the
'armer partook of his portioij with
To Dry the Hair.
A New Yorker has patented an ap*
paratus for drying the hair after washr
ng or shampooing, a metallic casing
aavhg a he.atiDg stove at the bottom
ivith cir inlet li?les, the air being
Urawn to tba top of the canias r.nd
J!own through a funnel by roeft8.fi ot'
HORSE? ?Nf> MULES*
Now Is"the Ti'/?e ??V tho Brectlfcr io' f?tfffe
Now that the bicyclei's nwVtonbtedly
JD. the wane, anti the true standing
jf the horse can be measured without
orejudice, it is quite ?vident to all that
there will be money in fessing these
mimais for the future, writes E. P.
3mith in the Michigan Farmer. Th?
Says' ?t.the [Horse's usefulness have
not pasBed IJV good; On the contrary
w:e will probably s??a gradual revival
of the animal's popularityy especially
for pleasure driving. A great msny
disposed of their horses to take to
wheeling because of the novelty of the
fad, and they' aro now returning to
their first love again.
Ttfere is a.better demand now in
the cities for goed horses. Poor
horses will never mo?'C b? need?d.
Neither will small horses be' ffwded.
Mod?rate or large-sized horses ?i?'a
the tfeSiy rad they should be raised
either for their ffpeed or ihoir strength.
Weight and strength* tom bined with
slowness in draft horses Will nert do.
Medium heavyweight draft h"o*ses
that have a. brisk walk and a good
trot, sell in any market for suras rang
ing /ritaf #1G0 upward. This is an
age of speed,' ft?d ths ?low business
horse is ruled ou?' Well-matched
pairs of horses that are goocf drivera,
and crossed with French coach horses'/
fy&cakm?j soll for $1000 to ?1200 per
pair." HcTsfls of this class arc needed
for private ?f?WWy ftutl they mnst
combine several go?V? qftel?ties-me
dium weight, moderate speed1,' ?tfc?lity
of temper, aud good aijpearance iii
harness. Style and speed without too
much mettle aro the chief require
Now horses can be raised from colts
to three-year-olds for $50, and horses
soid rtt this age thai hare good blood
will 'frequently still for three to five
times that amount. Colls have little
??ematfd; anti it does not pay ta raise
them' for the" irtarke't.- One must figure
upon holding1 them t?fi? a good mar
jUtable age: In New ?oirl h ?'orse" is*
not n?ii?k good before it is six year? of
age. But h'oroeff' intended for that
market should be the ,eream pf the
li'erd, and, they should be raised so 'as
to come >>p to the three or four him*
dred dollar sfa*n?Hrd.
Besides horses, in ul S's fltfl good ani
mal? to raise on the farm, arid roany
farmers prefer to breed them to horses',
finding, as they claim, more money in
the work. The recent demand for
mnleB by the United States govern
ment fdr the Spttiisli war showed how
few mules Were really in existence in
the' Country. New there will be an
inicrerisiri^ dema?ct for Porto Elco and
Cuba in the ric^rt few years, and thero
bly be moro' money than
lis business. Thsse cer
K* to be twr. - ' -nVN*
-.?cr the capture of a small fort by
the Japauese and the retreat of ^uch
til .their enemies as had not been taken
prisoriersV ii healthy looking Chinese
baby was foti net bf th* victors lying
on the ground in their ffrfe of march.
The captain of a division picked
him up aud did his best to administer'
consolation and presently called oue
f the prisoners, to whom he offered
is liberty on condition that he should
iake the child to his parents.
The captive joyotisly assented, but
thd baby' frti??d a halsy', objection.
He lifted his voice' cm high ?nd cried
so loudly wh?n th?' attempt was made
to take him from hrs Japanese friend1
that the latter saw ho resource but to*
So, holding the baby on his left atm,
while he grasped his sabre with thor'
right, Captain Higuchi marched on'to
the capture of the next fort, receiving
meanwhile a bullet through his cap.
The baby looked on wonderingly
tfhile the fort Was taken in gallant
style,ftrid se?me'c? io btfqth'te unmoved
by th?' diu and Aproar of hattie so
long as he could fest ?potf his cap
When the fight was over the captain!
gave the child to some of his troopers,
who bore the little creature to ? Chin
ese house near. by.
First Mention of Tins.
Pins were first mentioned in an act
of Edward IV. which forbade their
importation with a view to protecting
the home made article in L463. John
Tilney of Bristol first established
their manufacture in Gloucester in
162(5, and there it flourished for two
centuries, ? These merry lines of Dib'
den tell us :'
The ladies, Heavot? bless them all,
?s sure as I've a nose oa,
Ia former times bad only thorns
Aud skewers to. stick their clothes on.
No damsel then was worth a pin,
Whato're it mii?ltt have cost her,
Till gontle Johnny Tilney
Invented pins in Gloucester.
It is strange that pins have been made
for only -150 years, while needles have
been used for over forty centuries.
New York World.
Fnsslnp; of tho "Cutaway."
The disappearance of the so-called
"cutaway," even from the ready-made
shops, relieves us of the painful duty
of condemning it as au article unfit
for nay use. It was at its best a com
promise between the sack coat and the
flock coat,and as such it was an im
pertinence. Either one or the othor
is iroper, and half-way measures do
not fit the case. "Cutaways" were
neither fish nor-flesh nor good herring.
We wr,h that the ."derby" hat would
follow those obnoxious garments into
oblivion, but at present there is ap-*
pareutly io escapo from it. The derby
is less objectionable with the sack
coat than wth anything else, but that
is ail we can say for it.-Providence
School T>nc for Children.
A Gorman author, G. Salomon, has
written a treatiseT which he receoni
memls that children should not be
3ent to school till tieir seventh year,
that in the first year three hours a
day should be the maximum of bruin
werk, and that tho bodily health
should be looked nitov with ? pedal
care from tho ninth to tlc twelfth
WtttN UNfc IO iwwnv
When one is young what matte/W ?are?
?oryouth has nfirth and joy to spare?
?hs future is a blazing fire
That lights the pathway of desire, . ,
And doing'? but a name lor .are. j
What smiling mask* the grim fates wear, i
How amiable and debonair I
The bes* seems easy to acquire
When ono is young.
Youth is a multi-mllMonaire
Who fattens on the best of faro:
Whom all delights and naught cnn tire;
Who treat? tho world os hf? empire.
But old ago sou Us fatal snare
When one is young.
. "And why did she choose him
among so many?" "The others did
Teller-The cashier has skipped.
President-I'vo been afraid that that
iellow would get ahead of nie.
''What makes you admire Miss Jes
sup so niucb?" "I tried to make love
to her and she wouldn't let me."
Pond Mamma-Bobby, Bobby, what*
ever makes you so restless? Bobby
-Having to keep still sb much, Lflnji.
; Don't you know mc, Willie? I am
your father's uncle." "Axe you tho
man pa goes to when he's short, of
Tlfir Sweet Young Thing-Bat why
should not W9men enter politics? The
Savage Bachelor-Too many bosses
Armstrong-Shortson claims to be.
? self-made mau. Couklin-Him,
looks as- if he ran out of material,
Tho tramp sat on tho farmer's fenqe,
And made a happy sigh;
His life seemed full of rosy tints, /
For he was full of pie.
Bill-What kind of whiskers onghi
butchers to wear, Jack? Ja?k-Bloweil
if I know*. Bill-Why, mut toll chops,
He told her that it was impossible
to find words to tell her how much he*
loved ?er. The next day he received
a! present of a dictionary.
"She hao such liquid tones," said
the young man* " "How appropriate!"
6'aid the young woman. "Her talk
drowns ?very other sound."
v First Tramp-I hear they are build
tog a ney jail -with all modern im
proVctoents. Second -Tramp^That
won't do Ci? HO good. You'll" ne??^ a -
pull to get in there'. ;
"Since this perca?? gown supplies '
me with rations for two days, I sup-,
pose it is what is termed a rational
costume," remarked the goat, chuck
ling coarsely to himself.
"Poor Maud! She was crnelly tie
nflivfld whnn sim rnnrr;?^ ?1$ dr*Tv,vr '*
l?f i-f/.-fout ?ht- ha.? icu: ...e? '"th?i? ?-6 h>
Ble*?'- re?ir* t :'? ::\ he; :--A&- ho . ':
? Ki;?cv't\i<v\ \'r
I . jina u? t?i b?i.?i?i-? ..? ..r'i-flr.. "
i*-Ts is .??.<?..:.;.. ir ';;'i .;..;.;."-dy
I V..< .<.:.. run v.o?r.e?? -\i?.h on?: ttt,?S>?fcylC;
;_.ww ^ wu j creese lost even^
ing, arfd I know you hate her. Har
riet-Oh, well, what's a kiss? I know
where I can get plenty more.
First Volunteer-I hoar Bili's fell
dead in love with that girl that nursed
him. Second" Volunteer-Eight you
gre. He got mashed on the beautiful
way, she always stuck her little ?Dger
oaf -Svon she fixed his bandages.
Uncle (vigHkig his student nephew)
-Glad to see yeti ?0 hard at work,my
boy. What are yon doing there?
Nephew - Chemical experiments, un
cle-combining acids with metal. By
the way, do you happen to have any
metal about you?
liri timi NaVrtf Jtnnche Under Fire. .'
Ii -was iii this figbt that a shrapnel
shell struck the road within ten inches
6f the footof1 the British naval attache,
CaptfHii Paget, and lifted five Wiscon
sin vo?u'nfeers off their feet and
knocked them ?ewii. For. a moment
Paget was lost /c* view in ? cloud ol
dust and smoke, /rom which no one
expected to see him reappear alive,but
he strode ont of it uutonched,remark>
ingy i? a tone of extreme annoyance,
''There was a shell in the Soudan once
did exaetly that same thing to me.?"
His tone seemed to suggest that there
was a limit to any man'? patience. A
few minutes later a solitary tree be
neath which ho was ?itting was struck
by a'uotber shell which kitted two and
wounded! three men. Paget, who had
been in a dozen eampaigns, toole ii all
ns a matter of course aud assisted one
of the wounded men ont of the rau^o
of the bullets from thc side of a steep
and high hill. The sigut did more tj
poimlarizo the Anglo-American al lian o',
with tho soldiers than conk! the
weightiest argument of ambassador^
or statesmen.-Eichard Harding Davis
Captain Sijrsbee's Belier.
Captain Sigsbee in his "Personal
Narrative of the Maine," which is ono
of the lending features in Tbs Century,
says: "Before reciting the details
immediately connected with the de
struction of thc Maine, it may be stiid
that I did not expect she would be'
blown up, either from interior or ex?
terior causes, although precautions
were taken iu both directions. Never
theless, I believed that she conld b&
blown up from the outside,provided a
sufficient uumber of persons of evil
disposition and with the conveniences
at hand, were free to conspire for the
purpose. It was necessary to trust
the Spanish authorities in great de
gree for protection from without. 1
believe that tho primary cause of the
destruction of. tho Maino. was an ex
plosion under the bottom of the ship,
as reported by the court of . inquiry.
How it was produced, or whether il
I was produced by anybody intention
j ally, I do not know; therefor?* I ? ave.
carefully avoided accusation."
Who Loved Him?
"Somebody loves me," he softly"
cooed. "And can 00 guess who some
body is y
She raised her great gray eyes until
their glance rested full" upon his
beaming countenance. -
"Oo," ehe answered, with all'thc
contidonea of a trusting heart, Intui
tively awaro of tuebasio Bentimenf
that ftoto?t?9 ??fi&W??. - p?troi