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I *Ih the secret Valley of Silence
No breath doth fall;
No wind stirs in the branches-;
No bird doth call;
As on a white wall
A breathless lizard is still.
So silence lies on the valley,
OW you can't iel! about a
man's coui-ago, his aptitude
for "heroism" nor his psycho
> logical posslbllties by his size
Dr complexion. Take "Chig" Taylor,
for instance. He was the smallest,
red-headedest, ugliest, "oinlerlest" sol
dier in thc Thirty-second Regiment.
From the time the command left thc
Presidio till after the surprise and
massacre of Calignac he never did
have any standing with lieutenants,
captain or colonel. In fact, he spent
half his time in the guardhouse, and
was known in the brigade as a trou
ble-maker and insubordinate.
When Colonel Gary, of the Thirty
second, got orders to send a battalion
around by the Cocooan River to Gagni.
and to make a connection with the
Seventh Artillery cn route, "Chlg*'
Taylor was a happy man and a good
boldier. What he needed was action,
and here was the first chance he had
since he landed in Manila. First he
got away from the bad influence of
the cheap groggerles of the archipel
ago, and, second, he had a sick com
rade on his hands. Tim Scully was his
"hunky," and "Chlg" knew all about
his "record." In the States. Tim had
"done time" back in the States, but in
spite of that he had been a good sol
dier, and had spilt rations with the
hungry "Chlg." That's a good deal.
If you're a soldier you know what a
half-portion of beans and salt horse
So "Chig," In his rude, humble, law
breaking way, loved Tim Scully and,
because Tim was sick and had a blis
ter on his foot as big as a paper dollar,
carried his pack to Taglac and beyond.
Perhaps you have never seen the rainy
season in the Philippines. The town
streets are stagnant rivers of yellow
slush, knee-deep, putrescent and bad
for the. strenuous walker. The rice
fields are lagoons of slimy soapsuds.
It is not good for the pleurisy, lt is bad
for sore feet, lt ls terror for the weary.
And Tim Scully was stuffed with pleu
risy and he was tired. Therefore
"Chig" Taylor, the regimental black
sheep, carried his pack, split break
fasts with him and drew his rations.
Everybody hated "Chlg." He was
the smallest man in the regiment.
Red-headed, freckled, quarrelsome,
lazy and arrogant, he had all the be
setting sins of the despised "rookie"
and none of his virtues, for he was
economical, voracious as to his food,
jealous of his honor and moral in the
"Chig* was a sergeant and so thor
oughly despised that when there was
sink digging or garbage moving to be
done he was the elect, the chosen ono.
He was In the habit of "roasting" his
colonel, cursing his captain and belit
tling his lieutenants to that degree
that the men with shoulder straps be
gan to suspect stinging hurts from the
rear. Nothing was "put past" "Chig"
"That fellow will land in a post pri
son," said Lieutenant Campfield. the
West Pointer. "He has a bad heart
and a mean, yellow eye."
And so when K Company and the
rest of the battalion was sent round
by the Cocooan River, Taylor, the
"freckled sergeant," got all the dirty
work. Every commissioned whlpper
CARRIED HIS "BTrNKY'8" PACK.
snapper In the command "used" him
for a valet and bossed him round like
a hired man. At Ballgnag it was sup
posed that the Thirty-second Battalion
?would be re-enforced by Major Cap
per's two companies of artillery-they
called them "batteries," bnt In reality
they were infantry with two mountain
guns-but when the battalion arrived
In Ballgnag lt was found that Capper
Was twenty miles to the northwest on
a little excursion of his own devising.
The only telegram operator in the
command was a "ham" native, and
when Major Helery tried to reach
headquarters he found that his "oper
ator" couldn't transpose an English
message;and the "receiver" couldn't
translate^Dfie in Spanish. Major Hel
ery had only 120 men in his battalion,
but his orders were plain.
"Push on to Calignac," they read;
"make a junction with Capper at Ba
llgnag, taking the Hotcbklsses, and re
port bi?ck to headquarters Inside ?of
It was all plain enough, but when
Helery and his command reached Ba
llgnag and the telegrapher proved a
failure, and Capper was missing and
half the battalion was sick with its
twenty-four hours in the morasses
tilings began to "look bad" for the fa
mous Thirty-second. Major Helery
was worried, but he couldn't reach
headquarters. The jungle, full of "am
igos,"' and a sea of yellow mud, lay be
"I'm goln' to lay down," said Scully.
"Don't do lt, Tim," said "^hig" Tay
In the dusk-grown heart of the valley
An altar rises white;
No rapt priest bends in awe
Before its silent light;
But sometimes a flight
Of breathless words of prayer
White-wing'd enclose the altar, J
Eddies of prayer.
lor. "We're from the same Stnte. the
same county anti the same town, an'
the good Lord knows I ain't got no rep
utation to waste. Have you?"
The day after Major Helery loft
.without his re-enforcementa he was
ordered back to headquarters, but be
didn't get the message. When tho or
derly rode out six miles after him ho
vas twenty miles into the jungle, and
Tim Scully -was still talking about
"laying down." "Chig," the red-head
ed ne-er-do-well. iras carrying the load.
It was a Friday night that tho Thir
ty-second entered Calignac and drove
the Tagals, 400 strong, out of the vil
lage. Beyond the village lay rows on
rows of stunted brush, and the Hotcb
kisses would have come in handy, but
not having them Major Helery pushed
on. every officer and man carrying a
rifle and all loaded to the guards with
As usual. "Chig"' Taylor and his as
sociates, "thc meanest gang In the reg
iment," were pushed forward to do
scout duty. Each day they found
themselves from one to live miles
ahead of the column, lt was on Tues
day, four miles to the front, that they
ran into Del Casco, the half-breed, with
400 Tagnls, .well armed and sure of
their superior knowledge of the jun
gles. "Chig" Taylor was admittedly
the crack shot of Iiis company. Scully,
Tim, the man with the bad foot, -was
his only rival. They were coming, for
ty of them, tlio advance guard of Ma
jor Hclery's expedition, across a sub
merged rice field when tho Tagals
Nothing showed above ibo level sur
There was no shelter.
"Br-rr-r-r," sang thc Mauser bullets,
splashing the dirty water as they
skimmed like iiot hail into the wet. Six
sharpshooters were fuddling in thc
Tim Scully was out in front and
"Chig"' Taylor, the sergeant, carrying
his load, was on his Hank.
"Chig," growled the soldier, "I'm
gobi* to stand up and shoot back."
"Lay down behind the rico ridges
and shoot," yelled the red-headed ser
"Not mc." retorted the stubborn
Scully. "I didn't lay down for the sore
foot, and I'd rather die than walk to
"Br-rr-r-r." sang the bullets.
The men of the advance sought the
cover of the adjacent jungle.
"Say, 'Chig,* " grumbled Scully, lev
eling his rifle at the dim, gray row of
stunted trees when the rattle of rifles
sung; "say. 'Chig'-"
"Yes, Tim," said Taylor, thc ser
"If I git it here, 'Chig'-"
"Bing, bing," went his rifle.
"If 1 git it here, 'Chig,' will yon drag
me out? I don't want to fall into them
The skirmish line had fallen back
behind the river trenches now. "Chig"
Taylor and Scully were out, knee-deep
In the water all alone. The water
about them was splashing with a rain
of Tagal bullets. Then Scully went
down in thc mire with a grunt.
"It's come, 'Chig,'" he growled;
"they've hit me. Remember, I don't
want no bolo business In mine."
And then he sloughed over in the
mud, and "Chig" Taylor, the red-head
ed sergeant, lay down in the waler be
Then Helery and the battalion came
up. But one ride was ?peaking from
thc floor of the flooded*'hold.
Thc Tagals were screaming delight
from the ambush. They bad numbers
and guns and .-position.
"Who is,, that fool in the open?"
yelled Helery, riding to the verge of
"Taylor, slr," said a corporal, touch
ing his hat. " 'Chig' Taylor, slr. He's
standing off a whole brusbful of Ta
And when the battalion charged
across the submerged rlcefleld waist
high and shouting, they found little
Taylor a sorry wreck. He was lip
deep In the dirty water, but his rifle
was speaking at weary intervals. His
jaw hung down, bloody and broken,
his forehead streamed with muddy
"Taylor, you jackass, get out of
this!" roared Helery a? the battalion
swept out and cleared the brush.
"What are you doing here alone?"
"Lookin* after Scully," said the little
sergeant, standing up at salute, and
dragging ont of the mire a soldier's
cap. "He's here, major. He's here in
the mud, an' he died as brave as Law
ton'r anny o' them."
And after that Taylor, the little red
headed sergeant, Taylor the black
guard, Taylor the mischief-maker, was
the model man of the Thirty-second.
John H. Raftery, in the Chicago Rec
The Russians, who are supposed to
be great tea-drinkers, do not use as
much tea per head of the population
as do the people of the United States. .
WHAT WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY IS
Modern Physicist 's Viewi Retarding Elec
In order to follow intelligently the
advance of wireless telegraphy from
the beginning, some rough iden must
be had of the modern physicist's views
regarding the nature of electrical phe
nomena. To this end all space must
be regarded as permeated by a some
thing termed the luminlferous -ether.
Not only docs this ether permeate the
spaces between the heavenly bodies
and our atmosphere (which concep
tion offers little difficulty to the lay
mind), but lt also permeates all solids.
Further, its nature is such that the
movement even of solids is not in the
least restrained by such permeation,
the closest analogy being that of a
sieve, representing the solid, being
nuved about in water representing the
The ether ls the seat not only of all
electrical phenomena, but also of all
the phenomena of light and heat. All
of these, apparently so distinct, are
but the result of vibrations or waves
on the ether, the apparent differences
being due. only to differences i:i the
length of the waves and the rapidity
with which they occur, just as one mu
sical note differs from another in the
same, particulars, only that the sound
waves arc air waves and not ether
Now with the usual telegraphic
method's the current, as it ls termed,
ls sent or directed through space by
means of a metallic conductor. Actu
ally nothing passes through thc wire,
as ls implied by the use of the word
"current." What actually takes pince
is thc transmission of energy along the
path of the wire by means of vibra
tions in thc neighboring ether. That
is, thc metal, of the wire acts merely
as a guide for the ether waves to the
In wireless telegraphy, ether vibra
tions are also set up at the transmit
ting station, but these, having no con
ducting guide, radiate in all directions
through space, and a small percentage
of them arrives at thc receiving sta
tion, and by means of suitable appara
tus are. made appreciable by the senses
or recorded.-The Great Round World.
A Lapland Clock.
Perhaps it is not realized by many
persons that in thc higher latitudes
clocks become more and more a con
venience, if they are not a prime neces
sity to the housekeeper. When tho
sup is above the horizon for weeks to
gether there Ls little difference to be
noted between day aud night. An Eng
lish traveler describes a clock bc met
with in Lapland:
"An ordinary solid clock docs not
take the Laplander's eye. Ho likes
something flimsy, and if possible, some
"At one place, hung on a peg driven
into the logs of the Avail, we were con
demned to gaze hourly upon th? ex
asperating device of a dentifrice ad
vertisement connected willi a clock. In
this a smiling young person drew a
toothbrush briskly across a beautiful
set of cardboard teeth between every
"I was much wishful for sleep and
forgetfulness, bat neither would come.
Hour after hour I was condemned to
ie awake and stare at the toothbrush
clock, and to read the legend, printed
in my native tongue, that it was 'made
in Germany,' and that the dentifrice
was put up in neat packets, priced six
pence, or one shilling, and that it could
bc had of any chemist with the least
presumption to call himself respecta
'i argued at the time that the clock
had drifted far from thc laud to which
thc ingenious advertiser hod destined
it. seeing that thc letter-press was
English, and that the Laplanders do
not use tooth-powder, even if they
could have read about it."-Youth's
Guided by Hlnueir.
The father of Themas Jefferson died
iu 1757, and the son's situation was
touchingly described by him years af
terward in a letter written to his eldest
grandson when he was sent from home
to school for thc first time. It is given
In "The True Thomas Jefferson," by
William E. Curtis. The letter was as
"When I recollect that at fourteen
years of age the whole care and direc- ;
tion of myself was thrown on myself
entirely, without a relative or friend
qualified to advise or guide me. aud
recollect the various sorts of bad com
pany with which I associated from
time to time, I am astonished that I
did not turn off with some of them,
and become as worthless to society as
"I had thc good fortune to become
acquainted very early in life with some '
characters of very high standing, and |
to feel the incessant wish that I could j
become as they were."
His father left instructions for bis '
education, and especially enjoined up
on the widow not to permit him to
neglect "the exercise requisite for his !
bodye's development." This strong 1
man knew the value of strength, and j
used to say that a person of wnak
body could not have an independent !
Lunar}- in London.
That lunacy ls on the increase in Lo 1
dou is unhappily only too true, says
thc Lady's Pictorial. This is diseou- j
certing in itself, but the causes that j
contribute thereto arc even more to, j
seeing that they are set down as being
largely due to overcrowding, po\uriy, j
intemperance, and those things which ?
do not make for a quiet life. Now,
as overcrowding ls au ever iucrosiug
evil of this ever growing, ever uopu
lated city, and as year by year Ufu j
becomes more of a scramble an-; a '
struggle, the prospect ls certainly aot j
a very cheering one. Nor ls lt very
comfortable to learn that thirty-six
per cent, of the lunatics in the L. C.
C. asylums axe turned out "cured."
There are far too many "cures" nt
large, and the results ure tragically
evidenced every day.
The Heat or Aunt ral lt?.
Australia is the hottest country on;
record. I have ridden for miles
astride the equator, but I have never j
found heat to compare with this. Out :
In the country in the dry times there
appears to be little more than a sheet
of brown paper between you and the '?
lower regions, and the people facetious
ly say that they have to feed their !
hens cracked ice to keep them from :
laying boiled eggs.-Sydney Telegraph I
One well known lirm ot publishers
runs a good deal of ?ts business on the j
following lines: It secures a popular :
novelist, offers him so much for his !
next book/and then forms a little syn- i
dicate in the city to share the expense.
? nev book by a popular author is a 1
considerably safer investment than
many newly discovered gold mines.- !
A MOST WONDERFUL COUNTRY.
Said to be the Greatest Farming Land
on Earth-A Beautiful Townsite
Is One Selected for Fitz
Fitzgerald, O. T., Jan. 27, 1902.
Messrs. Perry & Dowden, Oklahoma
City, O. T.
Gentlemen: We take pleasure In
stating that we took stock in the landa
and city lots opened up In the Old
Fort Supply Reservation in Woodward
County by the Fitzgerald Land Co., at
Oklahoma City on Jan. 23, and were
present and witnessed the drawing that
took place at that time. We found the
drawing was conducted absolutely on
the square. After the drawing we vis
ited the new town of Fitzgerald and
also inspected the lands that were
drawn. We found the town on the
most beautiful rise of ground, over
looking the two rivers, with perfect
drainage. The country tributary is
well adapted to the various crops
wheat, oats, kaffir corn, corn, broom
corn, castor beans, and the bottom
lands and valleys will produce good
Indian corn and the finest alfalfa.
Wheat and fruit of every kind will
grow to perfection. There is a wide
range of country from which to draw
support for the town. We found many
people arranging to engage in business
in Fitzgerald. We found that the pur
est and most abundant soft water that
will provo of wonderful benefit to all
and especially those who may suffer
from kidney or bladder troubles. We
feel confident that the town is des
tined to be one of the finest health re
sorts in the United States.
We found our lands all satisfactory,
and also all the land that was put in
the drawing. Taking everything into
consideration, we found the situation
even better than we had expected, and
believe that those who have dealings
with the Fitzgerald Land Companj
will receive fair and honest treatment
throughout. There is not a man in our
party who would take back his money
for what he drew, in either lots or
B. M. Davison, Marshall, 111.
C. L. Burnside, Dolson, 111.
Samuel Mooney, Clemens, Iowa.
Ernest Howell, Marshall, 111.
D. G. Day. Marshall. 111.
C. W. McConnell. Greensburg, Ind.
W. F. Jones, Eaton, Ohio.
J. E. Nay. Marshall, 111.
J. E. McConnell, Forney. Texas.
Fred Nixon, Belvidere, 111.
John Oberhaler. Belvidere, 111.
N. N. Smith, Peoria. 111.
Jno. Laabs. Oshkosh, Wis.
W. F. Cleveland, Oklahoma City.
Chas. Abendroth, Oklahoma City.
J. Kanngicsscr, Eason. O. T.
J. P. Gandy. Fort Supply, O. T.
D. J. Davidson, Marshall. 111.
J. W. Yates, Beardstown, 111.
-Oklahoma City Times-Journal
Full information as to price of land,
etc., may bc obtained from W. T.
Saunders, corner Pryor and Decatur
streets, Atlanta, Ga.
IN THE BOOK STORE.
"Here's an article," said the poet,
"which says that poetry isn't read
"Yes; and I think I know the rea
"Out with it then!"
"It's because it Isn't written!"
Then the poet said it looked like
rain, but he hoped it would clear up
ere long.-Atlanta Constitution.
"Which season do you prefer," ask
ed the friend, "sumner or winter?"
"It all depends," answered Mr.
Sirius Barker, as ho unwound a muffler
from his neck. "In summer I prefer
winter and in winter I prefer sum
Dorothy-"Was the intellectual
evening at Mrs. Woppcrs a success,
Barbara-"Oh, it was delightful,
Dorothy. We had a bride and groom,
two rich old bachelors, a twenty-three
year-old college professor and a six
weeks' widower."-Detroit Free Press.
PUTNAM'S FADELESS D VF. produces the fast
est and brightest colors Of any known dye
stuff. Sold by ull druggists.
In Algeria the native population has al
most double \ less than fifty vcars, rising
from 2,3U7,0u. 1S56 to 4,071*009.
ness after first
Dr. IUI. KLINK,
Ou- of twenty
men, nine v.omei
? cured. No fits ornervous
iise of Dr. Kline's Great
il bottle and treatisciree
nd people eleven are
See advertisement "I RE-AI iVUfirrh Cure In
?mother column - tho liest remedy mndft,
The skeleton measures one inch less than
thc height of thc living man.
Piso'? Cure is tho best medicine we overused
for all affections of throat and lungs.-WM.
O. ENDSLKY, Yonburen, Ind., Feb. 10,1900.
Conquer thc conquerable and submit to
" I had a terrible cold and could
hardly breathe. I then tried Ayer's
Cherry Pectoral, and it gave mc im
W. C. Layton, Sidell, 111.
How will your cough
be tonight? Worse, prob
ably. For it's first a cold,
then a cough, then bron
chitis or pneumonia, and
at last consumption.
Coughs always tend
downward. Stop this
downward tendency by
taking Ayer's Cherry Pec
Three sizes : 2Sc, Ste., 3';. All druggists.
Conf.i'.t ymir ?<u-:<:r. I* he ?ayn take lt,
thon do na he ?ny?. If "e loll? you not
to take lt. tlmn don't take lt. He knowe.
Laave lt with him. We ?re willina;.
J. C. AV Ell CO.. Lowell. Mass.
ltnhin mid ( harlie.
Who flo mild and Rood ns Creeping Charlie,
Playing gontly in his pardon-bed'/
When ucross thu hrd^u, In sudden parley,
Bagged Itobiu thrusts his tousled head.
"Hi, you house plant! Ain't you allus
You ooulil join us other fel'ows somo?
Hero's Joe Pye ami I aro coin' flshin'
Down to Spatterdock's. D'yo want to
If the yellow head wn? palely shaken
At tho touslod roil ono. saw not I;
But I know thu courue 1 would havo taken,
I Had Bob asked me, jogging rt aid ly by.
Snylns? ?f Litt lo Kn lc<.
"Why, Tommy, you are putting ou
your stockings wrong side out."
"I know it, mamma. Therc'B a hole
on the other sids."
"Pa, what is a philosopher?"
"A philosopher. Jimmie, ?3 a man
who thinks he has got through being
Teacher-If four boys have 20
peaches and 30 apples what will each
Bright Boy-Chol'rer morbus!
Chinese CIillrircn'N UH m "ll.
It is interesting, while American
boys' and girls arc playing their games
and enjoying their sports, to read of
the enjoyment the children of other
countries have. Chinese boys and
girls, for instance, have their games
that they play with just as much en
thusiasm as do their western cousins.
One of these is "the hawk catching
. young chickens." The children stand
one behind the other, having the larg
est boy to protect them from the
hawk. The hawk, the child who, as we
say In most games, .'s "he," comes to
catch thc chickens; but the line
swings back and forth and the pro
tector keeps between the brood and
Another game is "pointing at the
moon or stars." The children form
themselves into a ring, with one of
their number blindfolded ia thc cen
tre. Thc ring moves around, thc
plas'ers singing. The ring stops, and
the boy in the centre points. Thc per
son toward whom he points must take
his place blindfolded in thc centre.
A Forgotten Monument.
One of the charms of life in the
country is its moderation and free
dom from hurry and excitement. It is
possible, however, to have too much
of a good thing, as an incident which
happened recently in a New England
farming district indicates.
.Farmer Allen bad gone up into his
attic to get a spinning wlieel for the
tableaux which the summer boarders
were to produce in the town hall.
Like most country attics, it was
packed with thc relics of several gen
erations, but the thing which at once
attracted tho attention of the city
girl who accompanied the farmer was
a gravestone, tucked away under the
"Why, there's a gravestone," she
"Yes." The farmer dragged it out
and turned its face to the light. The
inscription on it read:
Sacred to the memory of
Henry F. Allen
"Yes; that's Henry's stone-he was
my youngest boy."
'But why-" began the young wom
"Why ain't I ever set it np?" There
was a slight pause. Farmer Allen was
returning the stone to its place under
the eaves. "Well, I've always meant
to," he continued, mildly, "but I ain't
never got round to it."
AonlHtintr th?; ?Hom
. Grandma Hollis pushed her specta
cles far down on her nose, and looked
over their tops with mild reproof.
"Now Robert,' she said, convincing
ly, to her grandson, "I don't like to
hear you say you can't remember
dates, because it's an easy thing to
do if only you set about it the right
.way. Now when anybody asks me
about the date of anything I just use
my simple method, and it never fails;
and I'm sure nobody could have a
worse memory than I have, dear
"What's your method, grandma?"
asked the boy, ready for any sug
gestion which might help bim in his
"Why, it's like this." said Grandma
Hollis, cheerfully. "There's the Dec
laration of Independence. I should
never be sure of the year that oc
curred if it weren't for my method;
but I think of your mother's marriage
-that was in 18S9. I remember that
because thc date is on the little ring
your father gave me. and I look at it
two or three times a day.
"Then I know she was 21 when she
was married, because it. wars thc same
age that I was when I was married,
so that carries her back to-21 from
89 leaves 6S. And slip was fight years
old at the time of the Centennial in
Philadelphia. I know that because I
got her a twisted wire figure eight pin
at thc exposition-and she lost it.
"Then you see eight added to 6S
makes 70. That's 1876. Of course
centennial means subtract a hun
dred, and there you have 1776, with no
trouble at all, Robert!"
Grandma Hollis beamed with the
joy of one who imparts rare wrsJom,
but Robert, although respectful,
Set Your Watch by n Stnr.
"Hitch your wagon to a star," said
Emerson. Set. your watch by a star,
says W. S. Harwood in thc St. Nichol
You must se t your watch by a star
if you wish to be up willi tho times,
these days. Out of thc vast number
of stars in the heavens, and visible to
the eye at night and out of the much
greater multitude that celestial pho
tography is bringing forth on its nega
tives, there are some COI) that may
be depended upon, stars that have so
long been watched by the astronomers
that they are Known to be practically
invariable. Any one of these you may
set your watch by, but it would be
rather a difficult thing for you to pick
out thc star you wanted yourself, and
even if you should select the right
one, you would not bo likely to know
just how to go to work to regulate
For about two centuries most of
thor/3 600 stars have been under the
critical eyes of the astronomers, who
have measured their exact places la
the skies again and again. It has
thuf come to be known that these
stars cross the meridian of any place
at certain times every night. The
medidian of any place is the line the
sun crosses there at noon-an imagin
ary line from pole to pole, directly
overhead, dividing east and west. The
times when the stars so cross the
meridian are predicted by the astron
omer years in au.ance, and tables
are made which are exact to a small
fraction of a second. After the as
tronomers, through long series of
years of testing, found this out, lt
occurred to somebody that here was
a perfect test for timepieces. Perhaps
we owe it mainly to the great rail
road companies that the time of tho
country finally became regulated
throughout the length and breadth of
the land. Railroad companies must
have regularity in their schedules;
they cannot rim their trains accord
ing to clocks and watches that do
not agree; priceless human life and
property beyond valuation would pay
the penalty of such policy.
lili Mr?t Speech.
The story as told by the orator
himself, a business man prominent in
every movement that brings together
citizens for thc general good; pre
sents him as enc of four persons who
went to another city to "help start
A clergyman was of the party, so
was a city official, and its third num
ber was a woman of gifts and gra
cious presence. The business man,
who had never made a speech, was
summoned at the last moment as a
substitute for a physician who found
he could not go.
The four philanthropists chatted
mwrily during the journey. When
they reached their destination, they
were taken lo a church, a large church
filled with people, and welcomed by
the mayor of the city.
Before the business man. who had
prepared no speech, who had never
made a speech, the occasion began to
loom up in unexpected proportions.
Apparently these hundreds of persons
had come to hoar something and he
had nothing to say.
Presently the mayor mounted the
platform, laid his left hand upon the
pulpit, and called on the visiting city
official to address thc meeting. Thc
city official, magician-like, drew from'
his pocket a fine array of typewritten
papers and calmly proceeded to read.
A nervous sweat broke out upon
the young business man's forehead.
He had no typewritten papers.
Then the minister was called upon.
He laid his left hand on the pulpit,
as had the mayor, and spokri in a rich,
persuasive voice, without a pause.
An inspiration flashed upon thc
business man, an opening sentence.
Beyond that his mind was a blank,
except for a hysterical recollection of
a German student whom he had once
scorned and pitied-an orator, whose
trembling, apologetic knees belied the
thunder of his voice.
"If ever I speak in public," the
business man had said then, "I will
keep my knees stiff. They shall not
! betray embarrassment, even though
my tongue refuse to wag."
But nov/ thc minister ended, and
thc mayor began a description of
some one whom thc business man did
not in thc least recognize-until he
heard his own name. He found him
self staggering toward the pulpit. As
thc others had Jone, he laid his left
hand lightly upon it.
At that critical moment a purring
voice somewhere within him mur
mured. "Perhaps, after all. it is as
well to let one's knees wiggle-waggle
a little." His knees, which he had
always experted to master, began to
imitate thc German student's knees.
"Ladies and gentlemen." he gasped
to this knee accompaniment-it
sounded to him like the rhythmical
rattle of castanets, "ladies and gentle
men, this work which you arc about
to underatke is so important that, if
it is to bo undertaken at all, it must
be undertaken seriously."
That was his opening sentence, the
one ho had prepared, the only one he
had rescued from the wreck of his in
tellect. This spoken, he looked
blankly out upon the sea of faces,
vaguely wondering how soon the au
dience would begin to laugh.
"I might start the laugh myself,"
he thought, fantastically. His knees
continued active. After a time his
lips also moved.
"Ladies and gentlemen," he shout
ed again, "I feel so strongly what I
have already said that I desire to re
As he repeated his only prepared
sentence, it occurred to him that he
might cover sufficient time by explod
ing with this precious utterance, this
which the world could not take from
him. although all else was gone, at
regular intervals of GO seconds.
"We cannot feel too strongly that
this work is serious!" he cried aloud
yet again, and he thanked heaven
that this was so, that he had thought
of it betimes.
And having thus shouted his be
loved remark a third tome, he sat
It was long before ho was asked
again to speak in public, although in
his dreams he addressed many audi
ences and vied with Daniel Webster.
Day by day he accepted such oppor
tunities for public .activity as came
in his way, and he wrote much, that
ho might develop ability to express
his thoughts. Then, after many
months, a day of possible reward pre
sented itself; and this limo, when ho
was called upon, lt was not his knees
that moved-lt was his tongue
A Telephon? Motor,
A patent for an invention by which
the actual length of the time that a
telephone ls used on any occasion can
be measure?., so that thc company may
charge the subscriber only for the ac
tual service he has had, has been re
cently obtained by Thomas Baret of
Sydney, New South Wales. A sub
scriber who, in thc course of a day,
should use the telephone for an hour
would pay for that, longlh of lime, and
not thc same amount as another sub
scriber would pay who would perhaps
ure his telephone several hours each
day. Thc "telephone meter" consists
of a clockwork mechanism which is
quiet when the telephone is not in use
but which begins to move the moment
the receiver is lilted from the hook,
and so registers the length of time tho
instrument is employed. The appara
tus ls so arranged that thc up-and
down movement of the lover switch
winds up the clockwork. A dial plate
indicates how long thc telephone has
been in use.
Ila Wnen't Surprlnrd.
"See here. I found two pebbles in
thc milk bowl yesterday."
"I'm not surprised, ma'am. The
water is very low just now In tho
brook where the cows drink. -
Cleveland Plain Dealer
NO UPRISING THERE.
Elderly Gent (clinging to strap)
There are a good many conditions af
fecting our governmental system to
day that are very oppressive and their
continuance may some day lead to a
Lady (also on the standing commit
tee)-Perhaps, but-(with withering
glances at male occupants of the
seats)-you would never look for lt to
begin In a street car.-Richmond Dis
Spiritualism Declining. "?y"1
It hos been tho general observation that
for somo years post spiritualism has boen In
a gradual decline. This is the law With every
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reason Hostettcr's Stomach Bitters has beett
recognized as th? leading family medicino
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found reliable in Cases of indigestion, dys
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It takes a strong man to hold his tongue.
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.V. C. McCall, Granville, 0., writes: "Iflnd
your Tctterinc to bo a marvelously good
thing for skin diseases." 50c. a box from
J. T. Shuptrine, Savannah, Ga., if your drug
gist don't keep lt.
Lord Breadalbane is tuc owner of the
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Tyner's Dyspepsia Remedy Cures Indi
gestion and Dyspepsia. At Druggists, 50o.
A musical education isn't necessary to
sing your own praises.
Deafness Cannot Bo Cured
by local applications ns they cannot roach tho
diseased portion of the ear. Thero ls only ono
.way to cum deafness, aud that is by consti
" tutlonal remedies. Deafness is caused by an
inflamed condition of thc mucous lining of
tho Eustachian Tube. When this tubo is in
flamed you have a rumbling sound or Imper
fect hearing, and when it is entirely closed
Deafness is the result, and unless the" inflam
mation can bo taken out and this tube re
stored to its normal condition, hearing will
bo destroyed forever. Kine eases out of ten
aro caused hy catarrh, which is nothing but an
inflamed condition of the mucous surface.
We will give Ono Hundred Dellars for any
enso of Deafness (caused by catarrh) that
cannot bo cure'j by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Cir
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Hali's Family Pills are tho best.
Japan now possesses the heaviest and
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No matter what ails you, headache to a can
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Candy Cathartic, the genuine, put up in metal
boxes, every tablet bas C. C. C. stamped on
it. Leware of imitations.
A girl of sixteen is apt to think her soul
is yearning for something when what really
is the matter with her is that she's hungry.
Women Who Work
in home, shop or factory can
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comfortable corsets. The
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Ask your dealer to show them ,o yoi
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to the acre at less cost, means
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Send for our book (free) explaining how to
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GERMAN KALI WORKS,
93 Nassau St., New York.
Nolict increase o/ taits in (aile below:
1899 ZZ: 898.182 PnirS.
Business Mare Than Doubled tn Four Year*
THE REASONS I
W. L.Douglas makes nr.il sellmnore mon's
9.1.00 andS3.6i) shoos than any othor two man
ufacturers in the world.
W. L. Douglas S3.00 and 53.50 shoes placed
side by eldo with $5.00 and SG.C0 shoe? of
other makes, ara found to be Just as good.
They will outwear two pairs o? ordinary
S3.00 aud 33.50 shoes.
Mada of tho best leathers. Including Patent
Coro m Kid, Corona Col- id National Kangaroo.
Fut lolnr Kjelft? and Am./i Bindi llooli t?cd.
W. L. Dout?las S4.00 "Gilt Edge Lina"
cannot bo cquillea at any price.
HhocH ?. v mail ?Se. extra, ?'utnlo?free. Il
XV. I.. Itoiigln?, Krocktoii. Mnr?xJJ
DID YOU EVER
Consider tho Insult offered tho Intelligence of
iliKiklnic people when tho claim i* mada that
any one rcmedv will euro all ill oases? No,
well, think i''li and sent 'or our book telling
?il ?bo it .n Special Remedies for special dis
I ?ailed ..ondit mts. and our Family Mod lc I ne
?CsaeS. A postal card will seouro (ho book
and a sample cf Dr. Johnson'* "After D nner
IM I." <t Atfenti? wanted. Tim Homo Kemedy
f Co.. Austell Billldltg Atlanta, Ga. ?
Self-Threadins Sewing Machine Needle!
Senil3Te?nd we will ?end yon sample pa kape assorted
needles. Olva nama of mach ne. Ai-rms wanted. Na
tional A ittomasic Needle Co., l?o Nassau St.. ?. Y. City
quick r? 'ief and ellie* wor?t
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, J, E, O'DONNELL
W??B Sick Eisrlit Years with
Female Trouble and Finally
Cured by Lydia E. Pinkham's
"DEAR MRS. PINKHAM:-I haye
never in my life given a testimonial
before, but you have done so much for
me that I feel called upon to give you
this unsolicited acknowledgement of
MKS. JENNIE E. O'DONNELL,
President of Oakland "Woman's Riding Clnb.
the wonderful curative value of Lydia
E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound. For eight years I had female
trouble, falling of the womb and other
complications. During that time I was
more or less of r.n invalid and not much
good for anything, until one day I
found a book in my hall telling of
the cures 3'ou could perform. I became
interested : I bought a bottle of Lydia
E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound and was helped; 1 continued its
usc and in seven months was cured, and
since that time I have had perfect
health. Thanks, dear Mrs. Pinkham
again, for the health I now enjoy."
MRS. JENNIE O'DONNELL, 273 East 31st
St., Chicago, III. - v-?COO forfeit if above
testimonial ls not genuine.
Women Buffering from any
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by Lydia E. Pinkliam's Vegeta
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Bea. los 1 Barley'
la prodlirv!? J .ulric, Tlcltl
log in IWI for Mr. Wella.
Orltaai Co.. Kaw York. Ins
bajahfla per arr-. Doea we ll
artfywhera. That parn.
20th Century Oats.
Taja nat aaarTtl, prvtocirg
from '?01) to 'MK} bu.. per acra.
Salzcr'a OM? ure war
rantcil to produce creal
jicMi. Thc U. S. Ac. Dept.
call, tbciu tba Terr bcatl
Three Eared Corn.
; J i to ?jO ku.. Mt acre, la
extremely proltuole at prca,
em price, of com. Knlzcr'a
tctJa produce rwrTwbere.
jleMi't ni ii State, bit jaar
oaerll) baa, per mc. Weal?
liavo t tic celebrated Mucca*
ronl W heal, " lilch ) Iclde.l
on our farms 63 bua. per acra.
Greaten creal food OD
aarlb-SO bu.. gralu and 4
tom magnificent bar per
acre. That paya.
nakei lt poa.lblc ta .cioar
boga, a heep ami calilo al a
coil of bul lea lb. .VI ar rel
ouai- prolidc. doea TTCII
m.';'... ?: Th.-it pars.
ilo-l wouili-rful cr??' of
the eeuturr. l'roducc*6iooa
of hay au<I lol? and tot. of
pasturage bcaidt-a |?cr acre.
Grow? wherever aoll la
found, Seizor'-, aced la
warranted. That pays.
610.00 for 10c.
Wc wi.h jou to tr/ our
(real 'arin ?roda, heuco
off r u aend IO farm aced
lamplei. conlalnln-. Thoaaaod
Headed Kale, Tcoitnie, Rape,
'Alfalia. Spelu, eic. (fully worth
r$10.00lnreia?ltri) together wlia
onr greaic-.i-.log, for 10c poi lag?.
SALZER'S MAGIC CRUSHED SHELLS.
Beat on earth. Sell at 11.35 per ISO lb? bag;
13.75 for 500 1 be. : IMO for 1.000 Iba.
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41 S. Forsyth St., Atlanta, Ga.
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sud quality of poods punrantoed. Catalogue
iron br mentioning tbis paper.
EE-M Catarrh Compound
Cures Catarrh, Asthma, Bronchi
tis and Colds.
A MILD, PLEASANT SMOKE,
We giro an lion-clad guarantee that ita
proper usu will euro CATAUHH or your
monev refunded. Fur tobacco users we make
EK-il .Medicated ('Isa'* nntl -mokinz
Ti.ii toco, carrying same medical properties
its thc com nott nd. Samples Fro?. One box,
om- month's treatment, one dollar, postpaid.
Yt ur druggist, or
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