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THE NATIONAL BANK OF AUGUSTA
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? Capital, $250,000.
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Facilities of our magnlflcnnt Xow Vault
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ent SIZPB ar<? offered to our patrons, and
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THOS. J ADAMS PROPRIETOR
EDGEFIELD, S. C.. WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 19. 1902
L. C. Haync,
Chas, C. Howard,
VOL. LXVII. NO. 8.
We carry the larg
I ' ? Fine Diamond?,
J Sterling; Silver ai
Diamond Setting, Watch and ,
Old Gold taken in exchange fe
New York City.-Norfolk styles are
In the height of fashion, both for young
girls and their elders. The exceed
ingly smart May Manton waist shown
MISSES XOItFOLK WAIST.
exemplifies one of the late, t deslgf.s,
and is desirable for many materials.
The original is made of velveteen in
n black and white Shepherd's plaid:
ti but flannel corduroy, and all the sea
son's waist cloths are equally ajipro
over the fitted foundat'on. but can he
left unlined when preferred.
The lining Is simply fitted and tor
min?tes at the waist line. The fronts
and backs of thc waist ave smooth ht
the upper portion, but drawn down in
gathers at tho waist linc. Thc box
pleats arc applied, stitched at each
edge, and are graduated in width lo
give i tapering ..ff cet- to rue figaro.
The yoke is cut in points, that are
stitched flat over thc pleats, and tho
neck is finished with a novel collar that
matches it and the cuffs. The sleeves
are in bishop style..
To cut this waist for a miss of four
fl-- ' \
A SMART BL
teen years of age, three and live-eighth
yartla uf material Uvcniy inches wide,
three yards twenty-seven inches wide,
two and one-fourth yards thirty-two
inches wide, or two yards forty-four
inches wide will be required.
Woman's Shirt Waist or Itlonse.
The smart blouse waists are acknowl
edged favorites of fashion and grow
in favor and variety with each change
of season. This latest May Manton
design, shown lu the-largo engraving,
Includes many novel features and is
admirai?iy adapted to afternoon wear.
The original of white 'noire poplin,
stitched with heavy white silk, show?
gold ball buttons with white silk cords
effecting the closing at the centr? fron?.
All waist materials, snell as taffeta,
peau de soie, dannel, serge, cashmere,
pique, cheviot, and thc more substan
tial wasli fabrics are appropriate.
The foundation, or fitted lining,
which may he omitted, extends to*the
waist line only, and closes ;.t the
centre front, but separately from tin
outside; over il are arranged thc parts
of the waist proper which ex)end below
the belt in shirt waist style. The fronts
and brick are seamed together at thc
shoulders before the deep pleats arc
laid that extend over the lops of the
sleeves to give the lengthened effect
now so fashionable. These pleats are
double stitched like tucks for some
distance on both front and back, two
extra rows of ornamental si itching be
ing added a* evenly spaced distances,
The tiny breast pocket is finished with
a stitched welt, but may be omitted, if
not desired. The sleeves are in bishop
style, with the new deep cuffs, and the
neck is finished with a regulation stock
that closes in the back.
To cut this waist in the medium size,
three and five-eighth yards of material
twenty-one inches wide, three and one
half yards twenty-seven inches wide,
or two yards forty-four inches wide,
?ill be required.
;est and most complete stock of Si
Watches, Jewelry, Cut Glass, @
id Plated Ware in the South;
Jewelry Repairing. Oh
>r new goods.
?igeri & Co., .
Augusta, Ga. ?
Tho Boa's Useralness.
The usefulness of the ordinary, dark
tinted daytime boa goes without say
ing. Xot so many have considered
that the dress hon for those who go
about much to receptions and the like
is even more useful Whether of os
trich feathers, tulle, chiffon, ribbon,
rose petals o'* some tAvo or three of
those fabrics in combination, if it bc
truly beautiful and becoming it may
cover a multitude of sartorial sins.
Or, if one is not burdened with any
clothes that have seen better days it
is very comfortable to draw round
one's bare shoulders between dances,
or when the doors are on a continuous
swing. Pinned round (he neck of a
nice cape it transforms it into a pre
sentable evening wrap. The prettiest
J seen so far was composed of delicate
pink rose petals, loosely set, in a foamy
mass of cream while chiffon.
Stripes in tho Foulard*.
A tendency to stripes appears In the
foulards. I hough this is not pro
nounced, but finite * '"-no. Hbo
tho dots cn some of
There is a foundatic
some of the silks, gi
feet, and over this a
^!J?vlier.__ _Or ?grjuiDS
rcor? of a stripe, bu
foundation for the
I which have a tendency lo small ail
materials For I>ressy Waist?.
The fashionable materials for dressy
waists are Ute colored Swiss lawns.
white dotted and figured Swiss, Per
sian lawn and the soft Pongee silks.
The latter are seen in melly self-col
ored figured and dotted effects, which
afford a pleasing change from the
plain goods so long worn.
white or delicately
brilliantine petticoats arc pretty and
Fi re-Gored Flare Waist.
I The skirt that lits snugly about the
I hips and flares freely at the feet is
In the height of style foi young girls
as well as for lb ir elders. This ad
mirable May .Manton model includes
all the latest features and will bc found
'.cry satisfactory lu every way. As i
shown, the material is broadcloth lu
tobacco brown, but all i'ioths aud chev
iots, as well as the lighter weight
wools and silks are appropriate.
The skirt is cut in live gores, that
being found the most becoming of
all styles. En< ll gore is carefully
shaped, and widens as it approaches
thc fashionable Hare. The fulness at
the back is laid in inverted pleats that
are quite fiat, but produce graceful
fulness at the lower edge, where the
skirt falls in becoming folds.
To cut this skirt, for a girl of four
teen years of age. four and three
fourth yards of material twenty-one
inches wide, four and one-half yards
MISSES' FIVE-GORED FLARE SKIRT
thirty-two inches wide, two and three
fourth yards forty-four inches wide,
or two and one-half yards fifty iuche." j
wide will be required. i
?Mr ?*V l**ir v?fV--Ar vrrtr JW ?**tr Jg ?A? * ?J*ir rfir ?
S The Grand Coup ol
4 Sr JOHN HATK
The languorous mists of a perfect
Indian summer shrouded the purple
peaks of the Cone mountains. Locusts
sang shrilly from every grease-wood
hush, and whole choruses of thc same
insects droned forth from the mahog
any shrubs. Thc landscape had a pe
culiarly conical tendency; each indi
vidual hill was cone-shaped; Hie nut
pines, punctuating their gray-blue
slopes, tapered to a dull green cone;
and down at thc base or a pyramidical
mountain clustered a few peaked wick
iups. A cloud of reddish dust floated
skyward and mingled with the shim
mering veil of autumn haze that
blurred the hill tops. The reddish
dust arose from a trail that twisted
in sinuous loops up and ever thc Cone
mountains as three ponies picked their
way along its winding course. A roan
pony lcd the trio; ne was ridden by
stern old Meloxi, an Indian of wide
repute among thc Washoe tribe. The
second animal, a strange little pinto,
bore thc daughter of Meloxi, and
bringing up thc rear came Washoe
Billy, mounted on his sturdy bay.
Thc riders wore silent, but, being
radians, this seemed matter of fact;
something might be learned from the
expressions stamped on thc counten
ances of the three redskins. Meloxi
looked stern and dignficd; Ta-tai, his
daughter, rebellions and indignant;
while Washoe Billy wore a victorious
half smile every time he glanced at
Ta-tat, which was not infrequently.
The ponies were tired and dusty-tho
riders cramped and dusty, too.
Several dogs began to yelp as thc
tiny cavalcade approached thc wicki
ups; half a dozen airily clad papooses
skurricd up from the trickling stream
in thc nearby arroya, and stared at
thc sorry-looking party. By the time
the ponies were halted before Meloxi's
tepee, the whole village had gathered
about them. Neither Meloxi nor
Washoe Billy caused this unusual in
terest; Ta-tat, the rebellious coun
tenanced daughter of a chief, had re
turned into their midst; not willing
ly.' but forcibly brought home by her
fa titer and future husband, Washoe .
It was ibis m;;idf,n, the pride of thc
Cone mountain Washocs, that excited
the curiosity of thc villagers. Ta-tat,
from mere infancy, attracted consid
erable attention. On her right temple
one day Meloxi listened to thc apncaij
of a home missionary lady, whiv u re
sulted in his sending bright little Ta
tat away to the Carson Indian school.
No other Cone mountain papoose had
ever attended thc school, consequently
the relatives and friends of Ta-tat
took a deep interest in her progress at
For five years she had been acquir
ing the book-lore of thc palefaces; of
ten Meloxi received letters that wore
carefully read to him by Rancher
Bannon's wife, who lived not far from
Cone mountain. All reports reaching
Meloxi's ears were good, and quite
creditable even to a big chief's daugh
ter. So Meloxi spoke proudly of his
clever Ta-tat, and deposited her letters
in a dainty willow basket, from whic h
he took them to demonstrate to every
visitor the accomplishments of this
But one day a startling revelation
was made to the Cone mountain
Washoes. One of their own villagers,
while visiting Carson, saw Ta-tat
walking with Horace Hop-Foot, and
promptly reported thc fact on his re
turn home. Now the Washoes do not
object to their maidens keening com
pany with young braves-far from it;
but Ta-tat's had long been promised to
Washoe Billy, and to think that she
could so far forget herself as to walk
with another brace, and he a Pinte at
that, and one whose reputation was
quite notorious, roused the wrath of
Meloxi and Washoe Billy, and all tho
villagers besides. After a brief con
sultation.' the old chief, accompanied
by Ta-tat's intended and an extra
pony, journeyed Carson-wards, intent
upon conducting thc fickle and disloyal
girl back to the paternal lodge.
That his mission terminated suc
cessfully was clearly illustrated when
the expedition returned to Cone moun
tain. Ta-tat deigned not to greet with
any show of cordiality tho companions
of her childhod days. She slid off the
weary pinto, shook Out her dusty gar
ments, and walked with haughty indif
ference the gauntlet of inquisitive
Washoes. She did not halt until the
flag of her father's wickiup hid her
from view. This was a far different
home-coming than had been planned
for Meloxi's famed daughter. Her dis
grace assumed gigantic proportions;
the villagers were amazed to think
that Washoe Billy still desired to
marry her. Washoe Billy understood
matters better than his people. Ta
tat never pretended io care for him;
Meloxi made the match. Even 1 hough
he was a chief, the title proved bul.
an empty honor, and Billy's numerous
ponies and three guns appealed to his
covetous nature; therefore, when Billy
sued Tor Ta-tat's hand, Meloxi con
sented upon learning that two ponies
and a shot-gun would be his portion of
the wedding contract. In addition.
Meloxi possessed his quota of racial
pride, and never could lose his hatred
for thc Pintos, so firmly had his father
instilled in his mind thc bitter detail*,
of the old feud existing between thc i
two tribes. And to think of Ta-tat's pro
fessed partiality to a miserable Pint?; |
more than strengthened his desire for j
a speedy marriage between her and
Washoe Billy. Ta-tat safe in his
wickiup. Billy cager to claim her as
his wife, and the pori"? and gun with
held until after the ceremi ny- -tftpse
facts prompted Meloxi to set nn carly |
date for his daughter's wedding.
The nows had apparently no effect, j
upon the sulky Ta-tat. She realized !
how little sympathy would he forth- j
i an Indian Maid. ^
coming from her people; yet ?h? de
termined to he the bride of rto one. but
Horace Hop-Foot, her noble Pinto
lover. Ta-tat's schooling had taught
her to read and write; she had labo
riously waded through a highly col
ored novel in her career at the insti
tute, and from it had contracted ro?
mantic ideas. 1
With all Hop-Foot's glaring faults,
she loved nim madly, and was more
than willing to renounce her connec
tion with the Wash oes, especially the
possibility of being bride to that ug-.
ly Billy. Hop-Foot had acquired a
little learning at the Carson institute;
he owned a small shanty down near*
Reno, and was the best gambler
among the Indians for many miles"
around. To be sure, he imbibed freely'
of firewater, but then that was not
such a grievous fault, according to
With thc instillation of white men's
ic.cas, many of Ta-tat's superstitions
were eradicated. For instance, sho
thought ic wise to forget the old feud
long nursed between Pinte and Wash
oe; she also laughed at the Washoe"s
tradition that certain hirds and beasts'
were the forms assumed by good and;
bad spirits. The magpie, for which;
sue was named, couid be either a wick
ed woman in disguise, or the spirit of
a wisc old man, so claimed the Wash
oe medicinemen; but the white teach
ers scoffed at those ideas, and Ta-tat:
agreed with them.
Hop-Foot's first gift to her was a
scrawny young magpie (he thought it
an appropriate token), which she
tenderly cared for, and taught to say
a few words, both in thc English and
Washoe languages. This bird, with
thc majority of Ta-tat's' belongings,
still reposed in her room at the insti
tute. Mcloxi had allowed her scarcely
lime to gather up a few necessary gar
ments when ho rode up to the school
and abratply carried her away.
Now, silting in lonely dudgeon be
neath her lather's peaked roof, Ta-tat'3
mind worked actively, and she con
jured up mental pictures-first of a'
slave's life with Washoe Billy; then a.
blissful vision of love in Hop-Foot's
shanty on thc outskirts of Reno. Pros
pects seemed decidedly gloomy for the
Great iK-cnj?^jA?. wer'.? gaily
the Pintea; _w ?.*>
;>flKBB jBBBF .". a l>r-n"
cess, even tboin^'MirwFprincess was
tad ly disgraced; still her father com
manded universal respect, and the
Wash oca were only too eager to seize
upon an opportunity for a big time.
While the preliminary arrangements
hummed merrily along, and the wed
ding morn but five days away, Ta-tat
hit upon a brilliant scheme. She
brightened up as a willing bride should,
and for the first time since her return
took a decided interest in the coming
event:. That afternoon, in company
With Washoe Billy, Ta-tat tripped
lightly over to Farmer Bannon's. Mrs.
Bannon had always been extremely
fond ol' thc girl: and. since the bride
to-bc requested Washoe Billy's attend
ance, no one objected to the visit, and
every one felt highly pleased at the
happy turn ol' aaa irs.
Mrs. Bannon and Ta-tat carried on a
very ordinary conversation, with
Washoe Billy a close listener. He heard
nothing to alarm him; but, just before
departing, Ta-tat stepped into the
kitchen, placed a leuer in Mrs. Can
non's hands, and begged her to mail it
that very day. Washoe Billy failed to
observe this little side play, and grunt
ed in serene contentment as the twain
wal Ked back to the village.
Shrill and sweet sounded the locust
choruses in the thick sagebrush; happy
insects that could sing in blissful igno
rance ol' slain comrades parching under
the September sun at the Cone moun
tain village-daintiest of delectable In
dian eatables, those parched locusts.
Rabbits and fish and sagehen were
also conspicuously abundant as prep
arations went on for the day's feast;
and there, upon the coals, sputtered Mie
elaborate piece dc resistance-a great,
fat steer, purchased by the groom from
Farmer Bannon. ,
The sun's rays lost their wonted
fierceness as they filtered through thc
soft, misty autumnal haze; the Indian
braves glided h ove and there, veritable
sun-gods, arr: ed m --;cant breech
clouts, their skins glistening like bur
nished copper, and their hefeathered
heads and painted faces resembling
those of warriors of early days. Me
loxi and Washoe Billy were untiring
in their efforts to do full honor to this
occasion, and the villagers felt equally
desirous of pushing things to a grand
Ta-tat! in accordance with an old
custom of the Washoes, sat in solitary
magnificence within her father's wick
iup, awaiting her lord's first command.
Her dainty, beaded moccasins tapped
the earthen floor nervously; there re
mained but a few hours ere the closing
of inc c?r?monie:!, and her claiming hy
Washoe Billy. She cautiously peered
through Hie loose Hap and watched the
festivities. Long shadows stretched
out from the conical mountains; the
sun hung like a blood-red disk just
above thc bortaon; thc feast had begun
iii earnest, and her people and thc
wending guests were gorging them
:.; 'Ves iu barbaric Indian fashion,
'j hree hours of feasting, two hours of
dancing, and then the surrounding of
h.er lodge by ihn revelers; thc brief
i cremony nf the oldest, medicine man,
and she would bc Washoe Billy's slave,
and her dreams of love with Hep-Foot
.foings of the past.
The molten sun rested on the apex
of the loftiest cone-shaped peak; the
feast, progressed beautifully. A rim of
fire, a sky of brass, and Sol sank on
Ta-tat's wedding day, and the aggre
gat?on of redskins had all but remover!
the last vestige of the barbecue. Katy
dids chirped; an owl hooted mourn
fully; stars blinked in thc high, dark
ened vault of heaven; fires lighted up
the cluster of wickiups, add the wild
dance was on in earnest. Two more
hours and Ta-tat's fate was sealed.
The black-fringed, liquid eyes of the
Indian girl flashed; her bosom rose and
fell with suppressed emotion. "He
has failed me! Hop-Foot has failed
Thc words were but half-articulated,
and Ta-tat held her breath as if their
echoes startled her,
The girl's heart throbbed painfully.
"Oh, 'tis he! Hop-Foot, herc I am!"
Under the tepee's flap rolled a lithe
body. It was Hop-Foot, uic Piute, the
favored lover of Meloxi's daughter.
The brave and his dusky sweetheart
gazed at each other in profound silence
for a moment. Ta-tat's beauty dascd
the dauntless Piute; her wedding
finery, her magnificent eyes, her su
perb figure! Ah, she was well worth
'"Quick, the moments fly!" breathed
Hop-Foot gave her a closely woven
basket. The young squaw raised the
lid, and took from its shallow depths
a small lump of black and white
feathers-her magpie-Hop-Foot's first
gift to her.
"You have saved me, Hop-Foot. We
are saved!" gasped the girl.
"Good hy. Ta-otu Good by." With a
farewell caress, the maiden placed thc
uncanny bird on a heap of rabbit
skins, snatched up the tell-tale basket,
and hurriedly slipped out of the wicki
up at thc heels of Hop-Foot. The katy
dids stil chirped, the stars twinkled
knowingly, anu the dizzy dancers were
almost exhausted, as Hop-Foot and the
Washoe princess crept through the
sage brush, around the base of the
pyramidical hill to a nut pine tree,
where two wiry ponies were tethered. |
Tora-toms signaled thc dance to !
cease; torches were lighted, and the j
procession, headed hy Meloxi and I
Washoe Billy, advanced toward the .
bride's commodious tepee. Thc throng ;
encircled the wickiup, torches east a j
glare of light into every nook. Meloxi
threw back the entrance-flap, and j
Washoe Billy rushed in to claim his j
"I'm Ta-tat, Ta-tat! Ta-tat's hun- j
gry! Ha. ha, hju
Thc laughtjJH ^tooniacal, thc !
voice ba-s!f*?B j||_Thc eager
groom ftjflfi Ri frenzied !
yell curdfl ^ttcircling
braves JR Bj Billy j
Icapr^dS Bri'' fell
ir am HHKni
down a^^^rexilBr lliwmain village and I ,
chuckled as a frightful din rent thc ??
quiet of this beautiful luman summer ! <
night. Ta-tat. tie Washoe princess,
enjoyed her roma rt ic escape, for she
knew full well that uv: people would
forevermore look upon -Ta-tat, the
magpie, as the transformed ?XXg?tgjrTfiJJ
Meloxi.-San Francisco Argonaut.
QUAINT AND CURIOUS.
A country postman in Belgium was
so overcome with grief and shame at
missing the mail train that he went
straight from the station to the near
est water and drowned himself.
England holds the record for the
longest railway run without a stv.;i.
This is Paddingtin to Exe*jr-11)4
miles. France comes next, with Paris !
to Calais-1S5 1-2 miles. America's ;
longest is New York u> Troy-148
The skin of the muskox, which is a
denizen of tho "Barren Grounds" and
the Arctic region of Canada, has taken
the place of that of thc extinct buffalo
for sleigh robes, lt varies in price
from $50 to as low as $5 for a poor
A strange sight was witnessed at
Bologna recently. A .bellringer a
church was struck bv_? great bell and j
thrown violently t'?'f?ii'gh the wimlow 1
of the tower on to the roof, some 50
feet below. He escaped with nothing
more than a shock.
There are altogether in Yucatan
seven cities, 13 towns, 62 ruined cit
ies, 143 villages. 15 abandoned settle
ments and 333 haciendas. Scarcely
any of these places has as many as
10,000 inhabitants, the population of
the great majority falling below 1000.
A pct crow, when confined to a cage,
used to spend hours coasting down a !
small inclined plank, using thc tor of
a mustard can for a sled. He would
carry the sled up to tho to;> of the
plank, step into it and ?dido to the
bottom, repeating thc performances i
again and again with the greatest
The average load of freight trains j
is 250 tons. The cost of handling j
freight averages three mills per ton |
per mile. There are about 4,000,000 j
freight trains per year. Freight man- j
agers want to increase thc freight load
30 tons per train, and. by :-:o doing fig- ?
ure out an increase of 540,000,000 per.!
The Mississippi war: first discovered !
by Ferdinand do f:?"<> in 1541, and :
Father Hcnncpnl and M. de !-a Salle
were thc first. Europeans thal trav
ersed it. Soto lind served under Pi zar- ?
ro in the conquesi of Peru with such !
a reputation that the king of Spain cn- j
trusted him with the government of j
Cuba, with the rank of general of ;
Florida and marqur of thc lands he'
Wiltara Tln?jf Ml??<-?1 lt.
How strange it is that Alexander j
thc Great was never called "Fightint; i
Aleck." or Julius Cacm.:- "Scrappy \
Jule." or George V/cr.bfnglcn Gory
George." or Napoleon "Battle Nap."- '.
WHERE AMERICAN 1
o - Q
2 Part??nlars In Which European ??
y Schools Are JDeflclciit. Q
THE American schoolboy is two
inches taller than the aver
age European schoolboy of a
like age. I am positive in this
declaration after a tour of inspection
of the various schools of Europe, and
1 place the usefulness of the instruc
tion imparted, from au educational
rind a hygienic point of view, as fol
lows: First, the United States; second,
England; third. Germany, closely fol
lowed by France and Russia,
There ls a great difference in the
school systems, but in two ways is
this more noticeable, viz., inspection
of school work and its results. The
system rj. inspection abroad has been
developed to such an extant that it is
more of a science titan an ord'nary
routine, as lu this country. The in
spector spends at least a day a month
In each room, making copious notes of
both teachers' aud pupils' work, criti
cising in open class tito deficient stud
ies and commending those that arc
One report that I saw in Kenmare,
nnd prepared by the regular govern
ment officer, had the results carefully
tabulated. One copy was handed the
teacher, another was sent to the Board
)f Education, and another was retained
by the inspector to aid him in his fu
ture visits, tbns leaving something tan
gible for the teacher and pupils to
work on. The report set forth that
the deportment of the pupils was prop
erly maintained, but that the reading
of the class was away below par;
mathematics was fair, spelling excel
lent, penmanship could bo improved
an, history was excellent, but geogra
phy of tho Western Hemisphere was
very poor, and grammar was all that
could be expected. With such a report
the teacher had some tangible basis
to work on before thc next appearance
)t the inspector, before which time it
ivas expected the deficiency in studies
ivonld bc made up.
The Inspection of class work in our
Chicago schools forms quite a con
sist with this. Here the assistant
superintendent rarely spends over a
jalf hour, aud no report is made to the
icacher lhat would aid in remedying
lefects, but sile is left in ignorance of
tow her work compares with other
At the same lime I am willing to
vwtn.i.. tr I? noeeililn to be ITlnW* I
. .... .... io looK sidewise.
Certainly these schools are more ad
vanced in theory than ours, but we
surely excel ib.:m from a practical
Any one of tho foreign schools is
tatter equipped, ino/fc expensive to
maintain and .batter fitted to exert
u^o^jcuc/fin thc student body than
ours, but the medieval practice of rc
AM ERICA. ENGLAND.
strictions places them beyond the pale
of our work. Omitting tho English
schools, any one ol' the others has
a distinct advantage over our schools
from the fact that reading and spell
ing are mastered in three years, be
cause words are spelled as spoken.
Many of our pupils are nuable to read
English after ten years' steady appli
cation. Arithmetic is much easier
abroad, because the tables are founded
on the decimal system, like our money,
and requin; very little memorizing.
It is conceded that a boy coming out
of tile preparatory school on the Con
tinent is about two years ahead of
our boy of the same age who Is gradu
ating from our high school. While this
is true, our boy has done at least
three years more work in mastering
the reading, spelling aud grammar of
our difficult language with its barbar
ous spelling and numerous inregulari
ties of grammar.
The openness of mind so no?."?: ?n in
the American youth is totally lacking
in Hie foreign student, and he Is held
to ihe facts in his books until he has
no breadth of range. Ile spends much
less time in ibo open air and takes less
exhilarating exercise than our boys.
Add to this the scientific ventilation
of our school rooms, the dash of our
methods, lack of desire to cram book
knowledge, shorter hours of instruc
tion, more cheerful met hods, periods of
relaxation more frequent, and it ls
no wonder our boys grow two inches
taller than the foreign boys when
taken age for age.
We aim a* nearly as possible to de
velop the menial and physical natures
of the student at the same time. The
success ol' this phut. I think, is evident
from the number of young men nt the
head of the many large industrial es
tablishments in America successfully
competing with the product of the
world in every line.-W. K .Watt, in
the Chicago Record-Herald.
Castle? on ihr Rhina 'tiver.
A German authority states that
from the mouth to the source of the
Rhine. 7".'."i castle:;, formerly the homes
of warlike chiefs, are to he found over
looking its waters.
No Shoveling Required.
Thc apparatus shown below almost
speaks for itself as a time and trouble
saver, for nearly every one knows by
experience thc unpleasant work pf
cleaning out the furnace several times ?
a week In Wlutcr. One great annoy
ance is the scattering of dust in the'
air, to settle later all around the base- ?
ment, some even being carried through
the flues luto the living rooms above, !
to be deposited on furniture and car- j
pets. George Adams and Walter How- ?
land have conceived the idea of pro- '
vldiug a receptacle Into which the
ashes may be shaken direct from the
furnace, inclosing the receptacle iu an
r.Ir-tight chamber, except for thc one
passage leading through the furnace,
into thc chimney. Of course the re-:
ceiving can may be of any desired
shape and size, and it is possible with :
its use to allow several days' shakings ?
to accumulate without interfering
with the ordinary working of the fur
nace. As It would be impossible to
lift a full receiving eau out of the well |
beneath the furnace, the inventors
make provision for rolling it to the '
openlug on a car, and a lifting pulley ;
ls suspended directly above thc trap j
ANTI-DC3T ASHES BB3XOVINO Ar>rAUATC3 I
door to raise the can to the surface. li
several cans are provided the as?n, i j
may easily be stored in the basement I
until the ashman comes to collect, and j
as the cans are emptied directly into i
the wagou there is no occasion for the i
use of a shovel or raising a dust iu thc '
Ecyptlan Arithmetic rinds.
A book was unearthed lu Egypt re- j
ccntly which shows that the Egyp-1
tlans understood arithmetic over 3U00 !
years ago. It is a volume evidently !
inteudcd for thc teaching of pupils at.
home. Thc leaves arc papyrus, and are
in an excellent state ol' preservation.
Explorers estimate that the book was !
made about the year J7U0 Ii. C., OR j
l'.e.r....... 4\n,n levi itu? r'ii?lflean
. _..... oumructicn and divis-1
?on were not known lu their present :
form, but correct results were ob- j
tabled. Examples in quotations were
also fourni in the book. r
A report from Taris is to ibo effect
that General Gallien!, the Governor- \
< Jouerai of Madagascar, is about to |
make thc port of Tamatave, ou thc ?
eastern coast ol' thu island, the capital,
instead of Antauanariwo. the present
capital of Madagascar. Thc reason fot
this transformation is said tu lie lu
thc fact that the country around An
tauanariwo is not tit for any agricul
tural purposes, while the const dis
tricts are reported to be fertile and
rich in mineral deposits, two facts
which will no doubt induce immigrants :
to settle down there.
Mollisses an Animal Font!.
Many agriculturists in Europe have
long been convinced that molasses is
au admirable food for horses and cat
tle, and tbPir conviction is uow
stronger than ever owing to certain
experiments which have recently been
tried, and which have proved eminently
Literary Traveler tl o depressed-look
ing resident outside country church
yard)-"Interesting old place this, sir.
Any folk-lore or fairy talcs connect?e
Grumpy Resident (who has evidcntlj
been left out of a will)-"There isn':
any folk-lore lu this neignoorhood, auc
the only fairy talcs you'll dud are it
the churchyard-eu thc tombstones.'
THE W?KL?'? Luven.
Oh it is well to love.
Lut just to love alono
Is not enough by hali ! '- t
Love that is never shown '\
ls us thu gem imbeddol in ' f .
Tho Lard, uncovered stone: i
lie makes thu world bis debtor and 1
Comes justly to his own
Who Jew his love be known,
Sillicus-What do you consider th*,
proper age for a man to marry? Cynt
cus-In his dotage.
Hoax-I once knew a deaf mute who
made a fortune. Joax-Another proof
that silence is golden.
Dentist-When did your teeth first
begin to trouble you, sir? The Vic
tim-When I was about one year old.
Wigg-They say Crosefist is making
a lot of money, but he won't adiriit it.
Wagg-Afraid he'll give it away, I suiy
"What is a promoter. Jim?" "Well,
a promoter is one of those fellows that
can sell you a colander for a wash
She-I don't see why women should
not make as good swimmers as men.
He-Yes; but you sec a swimmer has
to keep his mouth shut.
Borax-How are you progressing
with Miss Breezey? Do you find it
plain sailing. - Samjones-Oh, so-so.
About 17 "nots" an hour.
"I've never been able to save any
thing," complained the poor man.
"You have probably saved yourself a
lot of worry," replied the rich man,
Blobbs-Newrich likes to make a
vulgar display of his wealth, doesn't
he? Slobbs-Yes; it's the regret of his
life that goldfish are not good to eat.
She-It is said that nearsightedness
is increasing. He-Ii it shonuld be
come universal women would be able
to wear shoes large enough to bc com
First Tramp-What do they mean by
Fabian inactivity. Second Tramp
Dat's de first I ever heard of dat kind,
but whatever it is I have great re
speck for it.
Nell-I hear you and Maude are no
longer friends. Bell-No; you see, she
said she was afraid her new hat wasn't
becoming to her. Nell-Well?-Belle
-Well, I agreed with her.
Tom-Yes, we had quarreled, but I
was determined to see her. Dick
How did you manage it? Tom-When
I called I told the maid to say it was
a society reporter who wanted to seo
Little Mary was discovered one day
by her mother vigorously applying the
oil can to the kitten's mouth. On be
Browne-As trees go, yes. I belies
it's rather shady.
Thc beggar-Kind sir, I am penni*
less. Can you not give me some finan
cial ^assistance/:' Tnt. Kind Slr-Why
don't you g? to wont? ^Jia* beggar
By Jove! I never thought of that.
Thank you, sir, for bringing the mat
ter to my attention.
, DYNAMITE IN A MINE BUCKET.
Two Men Descending With It When the
Explodive Let Go.
There was a fatal explosion under
very peculiar circumstances at Slope
No. 2 of the Tennessee Coal. Iron and
Railroad company at Pratt City. Two
negroes, who were descending an air
shaft, are dead, and the bucket in
which they were being lowered was
blown to smithereens. The negroes
were picked up at the bottom of tho.
shaft, and were both dead when
Just before the explosion it became
necessary for the two negroes. George
Allen and H. W. Harrison, to go down
into the shaft, which had been sunk
for the purpose of supplying air to the
men. They Were placed in a bucket
and lowered by means of a rope. In
side the bucket was a lot of dynamite,
and, it is supposed, some caps. In
some way the explosive was ignited,
presumably from a lamp on the hat
on the head of one of the men, and
there was a terrific explosion. Both
were thrown from the bucket and fell
over 75 feet to the bottom.
The report was distinctly heard at
the top of the shaft and at once a cloud
of smoke came to the surface. The
men on top realized what had hap
pened and commenced efforts to see
what damage had been done.
Communication with the bottom of
the mine was secured and from those
there it was learned that the negroes,
having been blown trom the bucket,
had dropped down to thc hard rock.
There seems to be no blame to be at
tached to anybody but the negroes
themselves. They had been warned to
be careful, and it is thought by all
who knew anything of the circum
stances that they are the victims of
their own incautious action.-Birming
Valuable Food Product.
Fish powder is the very latest adJi
tiou to the list of foods, and it is said
by physicians to be the best and most
nutritive food product in condensed
form that has been discovered. It can
be made in the home, with very little
trouble and expense. Any kind of
fresh fish will do. First steam them
ir. their own moisture, then, after cool
ing and drying the mass obtained, ex
pose it to the air for a short time.
The next step is to shred the fish
and then treat it to a bath of alcohol
and citric acid, that all fat, glue and
mineral matter be removed. After
drying, it must again be boiled, dried
and ground. The result is a kind of
meal or flour, which can be utilized
in a groat variety of ways, as. for in
stance, mixing in soups, frying oys
ters and making omelets. The flour
has neither taste nor smell, and it
will keep indefinitely.
Might Kc th?* F.xplnnntlon.
"She's such a matter-of-fact, busi
ness-like young woman that I'm sur
prised she married him. He's not
"No; but he's very old. and he car
ries a big life insurance."-Chicago