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THE NATIONAL BANK OF ??G?STfl
I L. C. HATNE, Pres't P. G.POBD, Cashier.
Undivided Frosts f ?110,000.
Facilities 'of our magnificent New Vault
containing 410 ?-afety.Ixwk Boxes. Differ
ent Sizes aro .offered to oar pauons- and
the public at tS.CO to 3l0.00.por annum.
THOS. J. ADAMS PROPRIETOR.
EDGEFIELD, S. C..
Paye Interest g
L. G. HATXZ,
W. C. WABDJ?AW,|
NOVEMBER 22. 1899.
VOL. LXIV; NO. 47.
Serene I fold my hands and walt,
Nor care lor wind, or tide, or ?fia;
I rave no more 'gainst time or fate.
For lo! my own shall come to me.
I stay my baste, I make delays, '
For what avails this eager pace ?
I stand amid the eternal way*.
And what.is mine shall know my face.
Asleep,, awake, by night or day,
The friends I seek are seeking me.
No wind can drive my bark astray,
. Nor change the tide of destiny,
i BROTHER TO
Alec McPherson's mother was never
tired of showing little Alec the picture
in the album of Aunty Morse, whose
son bad become a millionaire in New
York, or of talking of her cousin, who
? was a senator at Ottawa, and her sis
ter-in-law's brother, who had been
appointed lieutenant-governor of a
province once, but who had died in
- advertently before he was sworn in.
Little Alec looked upon these distinc
tions, and he saw that they were
good. He saw that the men who got
?espect and consideration wnen they
came to his father's house were not
farmers like his father, but the doctor
in the black coat, who ordered some
body to hold his horses and asked ap
prehensively if the dog bit, or the
minister, who kept the men after a
hearty dinner from the hay, while he
was praying, and a thunder cloud was
gathering overhead. It .was for men
like these that the silver and the best
table napkins wer? brought ont, and
the household,mutine set aside as a
thing of small consequence. The bey
began to be ashamed of an occupation
that compelled a man to wear rough
clothes and carry rough hands, and
the town made him shy and ill at
Mrs. McPherson's remedy for the
disadvantage under whiolf her son had
been born was education. She told him
what it could do. Edncation cotild
make him a gentlemau, give him
money and clothes, and respect nud
power, and put his heel on the neck
of men .who otherwise wonld have
their heel on his neck. So it came
about that by the time Alec was 21
and his father laid safejy to rest
nn .er the sod, the boy had taken iris
-bachelor's degree at college, , spent a
year abroad and Was plunging into
the study of Blackstone and the civil
It was on an evening in early spring
that he came home. Thero was still
frost in tho air, and hight was coming
on windy with a moon that was no
more than a tilted horn wracked with
clouds and insignificant beside the
lights, beginning toc?me out in the
hons9?ft||jK?cJ|P^iUs ?n a stage o ver j
this bai*'?'conntry, sole passenger,hud
dled into a corner, with a rug wrapped
round his knees and 1rs hands thrust
deep into hu. overcoat, pockets, the
gush of yellow light from his -own
door was the. welcomest of sights.
. The low-ceiled room, the familiar eri:
-'.>gravings on the walls, his mother's
lined face under the gray hair, were
furniture of his earliest recollection?.
"Mothei," be said, "my health is
. broken-down. If I don't get help
somewhere I'm useless for life!"
He told his story, his nervousness,
his sleeplessness, all the long months
he had'spent trying to work and doing
.nothing.; "Ever since that hot day
last summer when I was overcome by
the heat, I've never been the same
since. When I went back to lectures,"
he went on, "I couldn't work. There
was a doctor I knew, a young fellow..
He thought be conld fix me up. Bro
mide, morphia, chloral-I tried them
alL Then I went to a specialist,and
"he told me everything. It was a
shock to the braiu ; ? was a victim of
neurasthenia, Mosher, I may live to
be an old man,.bur I'll,never be good'
for anything, so far ' as head work is
. concerned, again." :.
Mrs.. McPherson stood np indig
nantly. . . "Alec! With your constitu
tion! A little thing like that can't
break you down. Tour father was ,a
strong man,and I'm snre there's never
been much sickness ou my side of the
bouse." "Yes," he said, "that-was
what the doctor said. He said it was
in my Ia vor that I carno of country
people and hadn't inherited the.
hysteria and debilitated nerves that
are the common curse. He said,
mother, that coming back to the farm
was my only hope." He sat, silent,
with his clenched hand holding his
bead; then looking round him, "I
was in a hospital for i while, " he said.
"Thank God, I'm home!"
One day in the middle of the fore
noon Alec came downstairs with the
unusual feeling that he was a slug
gard. The sun was strong, and just
outside the door a turkey cock dis
tended himself in its warmth; the bees
were busy in the flowers, tbe men
were haying. He took his hat and
went ont, walking past the barns and
along a lane where beside him lay a
field of potatoes, their regularly
spaced clumps of green radiating like
the spokes of a wheel from whatever
point the eye chose as a beginning.
An unremarkable man was W alking
between two rows that ran parallel to
the fence. Tn ono hand he held a
pail filled with green-tinted water, and
in the other a whitewash brush. He
dipped his brush in the green water
and flounced it over the potato tops
ou either side, and talked aloud to
himself as he wained. "Sanl has slain
thousands, au.I David tens o' thou
sands; but Fm slayin' millions of 'em
"Hello, Henry," Alec called lean
ing over the fence; "paris-greenihg
the potato bugs?" The man ?et down
his pail and stood erect. "Yes, but
it ' does mighty little good," he
drawled. "This new man Crawford
that's just bought the old Garrison
place has gojt a potato patch over theret
and his bugs believes in reciprocity.
Line fences is no obstruction to them,
fellers." "Doesn't Crawford believe
in paris green ?" he asked. "2io, nor
in lioein', neither, I guess."
Alec? laughed. "Mr. Crawford
doesn't seem to be ? thriving farmer."
"Well now, Mr. McPerson," Heney,
said, briskly, as if entering on a topic
that interested him, "Mr. Crawford,
he thinks bi i self a gentleman, but he
'don't own that farm no more nor I do.'
What matter it Istnnd alone?
. I wait with joy tho coming year*;
Jay .heart shall fest where it has sown,
And garner up its fruit of tears.
Tho waters know their own and draw
. The brook that springs in yondor height;
So flow the good with equal law
.Unto the soul of puro delight.
The stars com \ 'ghtly to the sky,
The tidal wave unto the sea; [o
Nor time, nor space, nor deep, nor high,
Can keep my own away from me.
) NECESSITY. I
The company owns it what holds a
mortgage on it, and he's really just
workin' it for them. His crop ain't
his'u; it's got to go to pay the interest,
and some says his horses and cattle
and implements is all chatteled for
moreu't they're worth."
"That's a lie!" Both looked up.
The mau they were discussing Lad
risen from beneath a clump of elder
bushes and was leaning over the feuce
with battle ip his eyes. He was lank
and cadaverous, with a thin, goat's
beard, protuberant blue eyes, and
wiry yellow hair. The man was plain
ly not in robust health, aud he had
the look of having reached that point
in'his cups when amiability 'is swal
lowed up ina growing desire to be
quarrelsome. "Well, maybe it is, Mi-.
Crawford," Henry said, soothingly.
"Maybe it is." "And they say you're
a reg'lar 'gentleman,". Cranford re
marked, turning to A!oc aud looking
him up and down with scornful
amusement. "A reg'lar gentleman
that never bad his nose to the grind
stone and keeps money in . the bank
all the time. Is that so?" "No-o, I
guess is isn't so," Alec answered,
mildly.. With surprising quickness
the man got over the fence that sepa
ra?ed them. "Aud you dou't think
I'm a thriviu' farmer.eh?" he queried,
thrusting forward bia white.impudeut,
face. "Take that, young upstart!"
I And suddenly raisiug the switch in
' his baud he laid it smartly across
Alec's face. The next instant .he had
fallen forward with his face in the
gva*?s, a?a his thin hands grasping
convulsively before him. They turned
him over, but though the muscles of
his face moved, his heart was quite
The two men looked at each other
in consternation. "This is hard on
Lyddy," Henry said at last with a
great sigh, pointing to the prostrate
form. "He's a widower, aud Lyddy
keeps things together, and there's two
little ans." They-..carried the dead
man up to his house, where little
Blanche Mary was helping Lyddy got
dinner, and _ Tony, tho six-year-old,
stood wa?hing^OT?elf - with' tegs'fiet'
very wide apart at a big basin on the
outside stoop. They, were all . thin,
elfin creatures willi* bright hair and
radiant evo? of corn-flower blue.
A "Well;" ,iaid Mrs. McPherson,
when the funeral was over, "Lyddy
Crawford's got a hard, row to hoe.
She'd like to stay on the farm; it's
like home to hor now, and they've got
to have a roof over their heads r.ome
wheve." "But tho mortgage," Alec
objected. "They eau pay the inter
est, and that's enough just now. And
she's going to make real,old-fashioued
preserves out of wild raspberries and
huckleberries and long blackberries,
and sell them on Buxton market. Oh,
she may get quito e trade!"
Alec was pleased. Gradually it be
came . his chief interest to walch
Lyddy'-s undertaking. Sometimes he
met her in the woods with the children,
gathering berries,Tony trailing a long,
dead branch as a protection against
bears. Ho never saw Lyddy now
without a sharp sense of the beauty
of her hair, her small woman's figure,
her brown, small hands. It seemed
(o'- him 'that'she embodied all sweet,
country'thiiigs-light and breezy days
.and the fragrance of little underfoot
flowers. As for Lyddy, at night, at
bedtime, she wrapped a thin, black
shawl about her bead and shoulders,
and slipped out of the house and down
thVhill to." the . bridge, to see if the
lights were still burning in Alec's
windows. She did it every night,and
it had assumed for ber the sacredness
of a rite.
When fall came, Alec was better.
He was less thin, his hand had a firm
grasp, his skin was a healthy brown,
his eye was steady. He had almost
forgotten his languid days and sleep
less nights in the buoyant pleasure
of rising up early in the autumn dawn
to feel himself the director of all the
activities of the farm.
It was at supper one night tt?at his
mother spoke to him. "Alec, you
have been at. home close on eight
months now," she said, and waited
foran answer. "Yes," he said, brief
ly. "And your health is ever so much
better than you ever thotight it would
be agaiu. You're almost as well as
you over were. Isn't that so?"
"Yes," he 'said again. "When are
you going back to the law?" He
went on crumbling his biscuit, and did
not meet her eye. "I am not going
back,, mother,'.' he said -.af last. "I
aih determined- to stay here.*" "This
is no place for a young man of your
?ducation," she expostulated.
"That's what I thought once,
mother, but everything seems differ
ent now. I eau bo just ns useful here.
It's better to be a good farmer than a
poor lawyer." "You neednH be a
poor lawyer; Besides I'd rather be
that than a farmer.. I hate the name
of. farmer.1 None of my relations were
ever that. There isn't any excuse for
such low. taste?." He was nettled.
"Let us take some cases we know of,"
he said quietly;.v "There"s Walters,
the sharpest young lawyer in Buxton, ,
and the best pleader; he was in jail 24.
hours for voting twice at an election.
There was Barr, who started poor and
died rich; he lost his seat iii Parlia
ment and was disqualified for open
bribery, and.there was things in his
private lifo' far worse. No profession
IR going to make a man's life honor
able. I'd-rather beaman like my
father, mother, than be Barr or "Wal
ters." \ .
He had the impulse to burst into
contemptuous* laugh ter, but something
checked him. He leaned forward, in,,
ispead, and placed his hand' ou ber.-,
'"Mother, t disappoint you, but don't
drive me away. This is the dearei
place on earth to me. I can understan
Horace now! 'Happy is the man wh<
far from business, like the anciez
race of men, works his paternal fiele
with Iiis own oxen.' I can unde
stand that now." Mrs. McPherso
picked up the teapot and set it dow
with fierce emphasis. "Then I snj
p03e the truth is it's-that gul that
keeping you here," she burst out.
"What do you mean?" he aske
holly. "I mean," she said, witkoi
quailing before his angry eyes, "that
suppose it's that Crawford girl you
hanging after. The dear knows whi
else keeps you here. You don't seei
able to tell. 1 think you "most h
pretty soft. i'o see her eyes followin
me round like a tame cat would b
enough for. me if I was a young- man
It makes me Bick. I should thin
sho'd be the laughing stock of th
neighborhood." Her son looked a
her in blank amazement. "Oh, sh
kuows which side her. bread is bul
tered on. You'd be a pretty goo
catch for her, wouldn't you? I'll tel
you something, too," she went on
hoarsely. "If yon tako up with'sue!
trash as that, don't come here again
Aa long as my head is above the soi
thia house is mine, and if you gi
against me, keep out of it. Uo<
kuows I've slaved to give you chance!
to make yourself somebody! Yes
you've beeu" dearer to me than tin
apple of my eye, but unless yon mak<
up your mind to go back, I will neve;
own you for a sou again."
She turned her back upon him anc
marched away with her usual soldier
like tread, aud he heard the key turi
in tue lock as she closed her bedroom
door. He flung out of the house ii
a passion of opposition. O the shodd)
pride, the vulgarity of itali! Somt
words of Tolstoi recurred to him,
priuted without flaw on his memory
"Everything which I u?ed to thin!
bad aud low-the rusticity of th?
peasaut.the plainness of lodging,food,
clothiug, manners-all thia has be
come good and grent in my eyes.'
He leaued against the railing of th<
little wooden bridge and listened tc
the hurry of water underneath. Then
was a watery, intermittent moonlight,
and every now and then a snowflake,
damp and adhesive,touched his cheek.
He looked up and saw Lyddy stand
ing in the road, her startled face peer
ing at him from its framing of black
shawl. With an exclamation of joy he
went quickly to meet her.-New Eng
QUAINT ANO CURIOUS.
A peculiar--custom on Hampstead
Heath, England, for the week follow
ing the annual bank holiday is. the
playing of kiss-in-the-ring on a large
sealo on a special part of tho West
Heath, between the Spaniards road
aud tho North End Paddock. At no
other time is it indulged in systemat
ically. Many visitors join tho sport.
fisher when it wa1* young, made a pet
of it, and trained tho bird to capture
fish nnd"luy them at its mastor's feet.
In summer the "bird is takea to the
river, where fish are known to abound,
and Bet at liberty. It poises high in
tho air, and,suddenly dropping, grasps
its victim and promptly delivers the
I?BII to its master.
A ghastly discovery was made by
Emma Shultz, a twelve-year-old girl,
of Napoleon, 0., while fishing in the
canal. Her fif-hiug li. e became en
tangled and shu gave a sharp jerk and
brought a bunch of hair to the sur
face! Oh inves'.igatioh the body of a
man was found and was identified as
that of the girl's own father. He was
seventy yeais old, aud was subject to
Philadelphia ha* a coin dated 1891,
which has ahead on either side, show
ing that mistakes are made even at
tue mint Every finished coin passes
through the hands of a great many
experts, and there ia little chance of
an imperfect piece escaping this scru
tiny. There are said to be many of
them ia circulation, however. No
particular value is attached to the
coins outside of their rarity as curi
. Hnmbolt states that during his trav
els he saw shirts growing on trees.
To quote his own language: "We saw
on the slope of the Cerra Dinida shirt
trees fifty feet high. The Indians cut
off cylindrical pieces two feet in diam
eter from which they peel tho red and
horons bark without making longitud
inal incisions. This bark affords them
a garment which resembles a saek of
coarse texture without a seam "As
in this climate the riches of nature
are regarded as the primary cause of
indolence, missionaries do not fail to
say in showing the shirts of Marina:
'In the forests of Orinoca garments
are found ready made upon the trees.' "
A short time ago the Cincinnati,
Hamilton & Dayton railroad had to
issue a pathetic advertisement in the
local papers. They had fixed a twenty
eight ton steel bridge on three fiat
cars chained together and dispatched
it to Dayton, Ohio, with their blessing.
At an intermediate station tho bridge
was observed to bo bearing the jour
ney extremely well, and was seemingly
in the best of spirits; nevertheless,
when the train arrived at ita destina
tion not a sign of the bridge could be
discovered, and, owing to the inabil
ity of the company to discover any
trace of their lost property,the adver
tisement wu8 issued, begging the pub
lic, should it meet with a wandering
bridge, to return it to its owners with
all dispatch, when a substantial re
ward would be given in exchange.
. Novel CycUnc; Game.
Nowadays, when cycling is so popu
lar, it is amusing to combiue a picnic
with a paper chase. You choose a
place to lunch at in a part of the coun
try where there are many intersecting
roads and lanes. The party all arrive
on bicycles, a-A after lunch two are
chosen for hares, bags of paper ure
lied onto their handle-bars and they
are sent off with a few minutes' start.
Kiding up side lanes, scattering th*?
paper on a false scent, in order io
mislead the houudf, takes time, ann
the hui es ought to be particularly good
nt turning sharply when they have t -
retrace theil" steps; but if they a?
sttong cyclists and their tires houl on.
they, are not often caught.
\ . 1
FLOWER OF ?THE AI
whole of Eu
rope .is watching
Great Britain at
this crucial mo
ment in her mili
tary affairs. For
and military ex
perts regard the
result of the war
with the Boers as
a foregone con
clusion. "What they scau> with such
anxious interest is her tremendous
preparations for the contest.
By the result of these efforts will
her strength be gauged. ) In.assera
bling an army twice ? as large
as that which she sent to the Crimea
and considerably greater ;than Well
ington's force at Waterloo, England
is offering an illustration, for the
first time in many decades,^ her abil
ity to fight on the land.
Although her naval strength has of
ten been demonstrated to'advantage,
it has still been a matter of doubt
whether her military arm would com
pare favorably with that of continental
nations, and in the throes of-such a j
test she has been engaged recently
day and" night.
Gangs of men are workingSncessant
ly at the ports on England's shores,
transforming liners into troop ships.
Largely augmented forceslare cease
lessly turning out ammunition and
Meanwhile the men for whom'these
implements of war are being made are
pouring out of barracks to/the ports,
standing by to embark, drilling, man
oeuvring and practising at targets
every spare hour. Tho reserves are
OBKEBAXi SIR BEDVEBS BULLET..
(Ile commanda the British forces ia the
Held in South A ir lc H.")
swarming into Aldershot in unher
alded batches and reshouldering their
rifles as if tho transformation from
civil to military life were meroly, an
The huge mobilization at Aldershot
is now in charge of Major-General
Thomas Kelly-Kenny, Inspector-Gen
eral of Auxiliary Forces and B?cruit
ing, who has succeeded General Sir
Bedvers Buller. All the work is new.
It is the first time that anything of
the kind has been attempted since the
short-service system went into effect.
A visit to Aldershot produces the im
pression that everything is going like
clockwork, but it is too early yet to
express a definite opinion regarding
the British mobilization.
For the reserves themselves, who
are obliged to leave their wives and
families on a pitiful pittance from the
Government, much pnblic sympathy
has been aroused, exemplifying the
truth of Eudyard Kipling's jeer, "A
special train for Atkins when the band
begins to play."
A number of reserves who were not
called ont have-asked to be allowed to
serve in South Africa, and a similar
spirit of spontaneous, practical patriot
ism is seen on all sides. Sir Bedvers
Butler's force includes the flower of
the English nobility.
Sir Bedvers Henry Buller is an old
campaigner, who has served his time
in the country to which he is going,
and who is regarded in London as the
most capable man for the command.
Sir Bedvers has been a soldier since
he was nineteen. At that youthful
age he was a commissioned officer of
the Thirteenth Bifles, and on 'pure
merit, combined with dogged deter
ruination, hard service and remark
able bravery, he forged hiB way ahead
BRITISH FIELD A TITILLER!
to the'high position ho now holds. In
the war in Zululand he won the rare
Victoria Cross in the retreat of Inhlo
baue. . On that occasion he saved the
life of a brother officer who wa* retir
ing on :oot holly pursredby the Zulu?.
This gallant deed wuH ouly a ?ample
uf hi"? cciifluH. Since tbftt time Buller
has been L. conspicuous figure iu the
h the Boers.
?MY IN THE FIELD,
I fierce fighting of the British on land iu
! vadedby their forces. He took part m
tho actions of Tel-el-Keber and of Kas
sassin during the Egyptian war of 18S2,
aud seryed with distinction under
Wolseley in the Sudan expedition of
1884. It is the opinion of good judges
that, with the exception of Wolseley
TITES OF THE BltlTISH FOKCES I
and Roberts, Buller stands head aud
shoulders over any general now in the
The excellent Boer marksmanship,
combined with the fact that it is au
unwritten mle in the British army
that officers muet always stuud nuder
tire even though the men are lying
down, makes mourning probable in
many a noble British house.
The Admiralty is perhaps more on
trial than the army, especially as it is
well known that General Lord Garnet
Wolseley, the Commander-in-Chief,
does not approve a system which criv?s
are beginning to blame c?*h other for
various delays, but it is scarcely ap
parent that there has yet been auy
serious lack of facilities.
?The ship brokers have undoubtedly
worked something liko a corner cu the
Admiralty, as they did duriug the
Hispano-American War, and the re
cent breakdown of two transports is
PBTVATE OF THE EIGHTEENTH HUSSARS.
still the cause of considerable abuse
of the Adn iralty.
The most remarkable point in con
nection with the trausport arrange
ments is that about eighty ships can
be taken into the Government service
without materially disturbing the ship
Tho weakest joint in the whole mob
ilization seems to be the Army Service
Corps, corresponding to tho United
States Commissary. The various sta
tions have been gutted to obtain the
necessary officers and men, yet many
line officers assure the Associated
? ON THE NATAL BORDE'..
Press that the arrangements are grave
ly inadequate for such a corps. In this
connection the Naval and Military
"It is quite clear that^ if England had
to provide a second or third army
corps for fofeigu Borvice, these, or
either of them, would have to go ont.
without a faU equipment. That thh; ?
f unpleasant discovery will form the
subject of inquiry in Parliament goes
j without saying. " ..- -
No ..latter what the general opinion
may be as to the merits of tho quarrel
between England and the Transvaal,
all the world believes that the former
.will freely spend both blood and treas
ure.to establish -her'side-of the ?rgu
anent. .> The troops which she will put
into the field include many of 'the
most famous regiments that have ever
fought beneath English colors. This
very fact should count for something
in deciding the issue. The Boer, of
course, will just as cheerfully shoot?t
a guardsman or a Gordon as at a
meaner mark, but it should, always be
remembered, in measuring the rela
tive value of the two armies, that while
the burgher has no regimental tradi
tions and morale to preserve, the Briton
has both, coupled with a devotion to
his Queen,which should pretty nearly
match the patriotic ardor of his Dutch
Among the historic regiments al
OPERATING AGAINST THE BOERS.
ready in South Africa or under orders
to go there, arc the First (Boyal)
Dragoons, the Boyal Scots Greys, the
Sixth Iuuiskillings, tho Sixth Dragoon
Guards, the Tenth Hussars, tho
Twelfth Lancers, the Boyal Munster
Begiment, the Gordon Highlanders,
the Black "Watch, the Highland Light
Iufantry, the Liverpool Begiment, the
Eighteenth Hussars aud the North
umberland Fusiliers. All of these
have records which would rtell the.
story of most of the victories and not
a few of the defeats achieved and
nnetoinofl Viv til? "Rritish ?ni"' HTI'?S
. :. an??.p" .". ' ' . . i's .->:"
Majuba Hill aud vainly endeavored to
hold that positiou against the Boer at
tack. Majors Hay and. Singleton and
Lieutenant Hamilton were wounded,
Singleton fatally and Captain Mac
gregor and Lieutenants Wright, Mac
donald and Stcnuton taken prisoners.
One of Joli's Comforter*.
Some persons have peculiar ideas of
how to cheer one up. A fond Brooklyn
mother was endeavoring the other
day at the breakfast table to comfort
her daughter who had not received a
letter for several days from her fiance.
"I am sure he is forgetting me,"
wailed Georgiana, refusing to eat her
"Oh, I don't think so, dear," said
the fond mother. "He always uted
to say he couldn't possibly do it."
"But I never believed him," ex
claimed Georgiana, shaking her head
defiantly. "He's so taken up with
the fall shooting that he thinks of
Marama tried once more. "Per
haps his gun exploded and ho has
been so injured that he couldn't
write," she said soothingly.
Georgiana instantly burst into
tears, aud tho good old mother was
keenly disappointed that her effort to
comfort the girl had so signally failed.
-New York Tribune.
An ICxlraordlnary Mountain.
Near the little station of Maravillas,
Peru., which means "marvelous," on
the Southern railway, there is a moun
tain of which the most extraordinary
stories are told. It is claimed to be a
solid mass of ores of all varieties in
discriminately mixed, and as one
citizen declared, "all you have to do
is to bliudfold your eyes, turn around
three times, throw a little salt over
your left shoulder, then begin to dig
where your spade strikes and you can
get any kind of ore you want-gold,
silver, copper, lead, tin, antimony or
anything else-and it lies right on the
surface like gravel." The fact that
this extraordinary mineralogical
phenomenon has not been utilized,
however, rather detraots from the in
terest of the story.-Chicago Becord.
An Obliging Husband.
That husband of mine never did ap
preciate a joke," said one woman to
"Why, how is that?" asked her
* 'Mrs.-toi d me this joke the ot her
day," said she. 'Why don't you get
ten cents' worth of borax?' T asked,
.What for?' and she replied, 'Why, for
ten cents.' When I went home. I
sprung it on John. I said, 'John, why
don't you get ten cents' worth of
? borax?' He made no reply, but went
i out and shortly returned with a small
f package. I said, 'What is that?'and
i he replied, 'Why, that's the ten cents'
worth of borax you wanted.' John
never did appreciate a joke."-Albany
Gave Them Fair Warning.
A Vienna paper relates that not' .?.?
I ugo three soldiers were dro*'" . in a
?Inilitary swimming sclio^' .a that city,
j A few days later an offner harangued
his soldiers as follow B: "I want you
all to be careful not to get drowned,
because that creates no end of bother
, for the.Colonel ancl the Captain. Be
1 sides, it is in your own interest, too!"
The railway mileage of Bussia now
amounts to 29,000 miles, which in/-'
i eludes the great Siberian extension.
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