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THE NATIONAL BANK OF AUGUSTA
L. C. HAYNS, Pres'?, F!G.FORD, Cashlor.
Un-.Mvi.lrd Profils } $110,000.
FaciUtioa of our magnificent New Vault
leonialuing 410 Safoty-Lock Boxes. Differ
lent Sizes ara offered to our patrons and
tho public at $3.00 to 910.00 per *""'"n
|L. C. Hayne,
Chas, C. Howard.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.. WEDNESDAY. JTJNE ll. 1902
I BROTHER ?E
Abner Ragner, a settler in a
desolate region of southern Wyoi
50 miles from the railroad, capt?
little fat, furry, downy ball of pah
low and white, not unlike a ]
whelp: Its eyes were just open; it
too young to lap from a saucer at
but after a few weeks it learned ti
milk, on which diet it grew up to
docile and obedient cat, much bel
by all who knew it.
Tom, as he was called, was of a
the height of an English setter,
with a shorter, thicker body, cov
with silky fur of bright amber on
back and sides; underneath and or
paws his coat was pure white, dece
ed with rings of black. Ho had ar
telligent pretty cat face, lighted by
amber eyes, whoso pupils, mere i
of black down the conter, would wi
and narrow according to his emoti
just like those of any other cat.
Abner never taught Tom
"tricks" except that of jumping c
a broom handle, but the cat was \
"imitative, and tried to do many thi
j that he saw his master do. Thus
he often tried to drink from a dip]
He would sit up, take thc dipper in
fore paws, and carry it toward
mouth, but he never succeeded
drinking the water, always spilling
on his front, whereupon he would fl
dipper and all over his head.
He slept like a Christian, for
would get into bcd with Abner, put
head on the pillow, straighten out, a
pull Ihe covers up to his chin. But
purred so loud with satisfaction all I
time he was awake in bcd that Abr
could not go to sleep until Tom's pi
ring ceased in slumber.
At the first streak of daylight
would throw off the covers, spring in
the air nearly to the coiling and coi
down' on Abner, if .the man did n
move out of the way or else get up.
A great practical joker was Toi
All the dogs in the neighborhood wc
afraid of him. with good reason, ai
he knew it How to get them to a
tack him was his problem. Somotinn
? he succeeded by pretending, to be cri]
pied, and limped along to catch tl
dogs' attention. Thinking their tin
for revenge had come, they would rus
at him. Then he would suddenly s
up and knock them down with a sing]
blow of his paw as fast as they came a
him, even if there were eight or 10 c
Tom sat at the table with Abner dur
ing meal times, and afc from a platt
catching up bits of food and conveyinj
them to his mouth on one claw in i
manner considered very conventional
Abner had lived alone so many yean
that he had become somewhat free ii
his table manners, and was accustomet
to sop his bread In the gravy dish
Tom, the mimic, followed his master's
example in this particular, and was
very expert Ir. it. sinking his claws in
T~~~~7*ioT81tOr fl l"v, tJ ol bread, sogDingJt
soberly Tn'Ole-' avsn, rc?ui iri rrg-TT^iJBP*
Abner was of New England stock.
He had come west from a small town
in Connecticut, where his two sisters
Elizabeth and Olive, or "Oilie," had re
mained for many years after he had
When Miss Elizabeth was 35 and 01
iv? about 25 he began to insist that
thtv should pay bim a visit. He hoped
the ? would like Wyoming and stay
The 12 years since they had seen Ab
ner seemed much larger to them, be
- cause he was such an indiffrent letter
writer. There was plenty to write
about, but he thought tho little hap
penings of his life would not interest
his correspondents, and so he had
never mentioned Tom.
"What would they care about a wild
cat?" he reasoned. But now and then
he made his letter more interesting by
enclosing a money order or a check,
with the request that they buy some
little presents for themselves to re
member him by; for Abner had a big,
generous heart, and he had prospered
exceedingly in cattle.
One day it occured to him to go over
and spend the night with Silas Hope, a
ranchman who lived five miles away.
Accordingly he saddled Mike, his fav
orite horse, opened a window in the
cabin so that Tom could come and go
at his pleasure, and put things to right
a little, in case some wayfarer should
come in while he was gone.
It never occured to him to lock the
door. If any man in that locality had
locked his door, it would have been
considered an insult to all the other in
habitants of the place. Indeed, there
was not a lock bar or bolt on any door
in all the settlement.
Abner Ragner supposed that his
cabin would be tentntless that night,
but two unexpected visitors had foi
some days been on their way to make
him a visit After many talks, con
sultations and hesitations his two sis
ters in Connecticut had made up their
minds to go out and see him. Olive
. had proposed writting to Abner and
telling him when they would arrive at
Medicine Bow, but Elizabeth inter
"No, we'll arrive unexpectedly. 1
want to see just how he lives!"
They kuew the mail was carried out
to Abner's settlement from the Bow on
Tuesday of each week, and so timed
their trip as to be able to ride out
with the postman.
On a Monday evening they arrived
at the Bow, and the next Morning they
left the hotel and made their way, un
der the guidance of a small boy, to the
postoffice store, where, they were told
they could find Klon tike, the mail
Once out in the crisp air and bril
liant sunshine, the sisters looked about
them in astonishment at the little
streetless, yardless, fenceless, shade
less, grassless, treeless frontier town
which clung close to the railroad.
When they reached the store they
found Klondike busily engaged, help
ing the merchant pack some boxes ol
provisions to' take out to the settle
He told them very cordially that
they were more than welcome to ride
out to Abner's ranch with him, and he
directed them to sit down on a case ol
overshoes until he was ready to start,
whjch would be in a few minutes.
The two women obeyed, watching
the packing of the boxes with wonder
?R'S AWFUL CAT.
j Surely a curious collection of tain
I be taken to a farming district, as
tended the settlement-such quan
of fruit and vegetables! When I
dike had finished putting up a ;
box of condensed milk and cr
Olive's curiosity overcame her
"Are there no cows in Little h
cine?" she asked.
"Yes'm," answered Klondike,
spcctfuliy, as he fitted a lid on the
"there's slobs and gobs of cows,
we ain't much struck on roundinr
The sisters, not understanding K
dike's phraseology, looked at <
other in silent'perplexity and in s
dismay. But when they were once
on the vast praries their spirits r
Looking back they fancied the cres
white on Elk mountain resemble
stately marble palace, with turr
towers and corinthian pillars.
They saw herds of antelopes feedi
and then, whisk! puff! the crcatv
vanished in the open like a whiff
smoke. At intervals they came u]
bleached skulls, the only reminders
the vast herds of buffalo that once
on thc table-lands; or the desicca
carcases of sheep, which had pcrisl
miserably in the storms of winter.
Looking backward, Klondike, w
his whip, pointed out some of the G
rounding towns, marked by puffs
bluish vapor hovering in the eic
dazzling atmosphere. The column
black at the right was Carbon, tl
next to it was Hanna, while fat do^
at the left the tiny ring of smoke, li
that from a man's pipe was Larimie.
Before them thc wonderful prnspc
ti\'c held still greater surprises,
small white sunbonnet outlined again
the blue became gradually transform
into a sheep wagon; in thc remote di
tanco they descried a wasp and tv
black ants, which on nearer acquain
ance proved to be a man on horsebat
and two dogs.
"Well," sighed Elizabeth, at las
with a tone of one who admits
damaging truth, "there's more sky i
Wyoming than there is in Connect
"And more land," added Olive. '
believe we shall always go on like thl
and never get anywhere. It is an ur
changing earth and an unchangin
sky," she continued, in an awed void
"and I feel like a little worthless alor
sandwiched between the two."
"There is certainly something ii
this country calculated to take tb
conceit out of one," said her sister.
Olive, overcome with drowsiness in
cidental to the high altitude, finally
crept into the back of the wagon
where she slept with her head on i
Jack of dried apples. When she-awoke
she was sure they had stopped ali th?
time to rest the horses, for nothing
was at, all, .changed. The mountains
mained the same, while the gray Dion:
cos pushed forward tirelessly on theil
quick, round trot.
It was between six and seven o'clock
in the evening when the two women
arrived before the door of Abner's two
roomed log cabin. Elizabeth knocked.
As there was no reply, she ventured tc
lift the latch.
"Ab can't be very far off, for th?
door's unlocked," said Olive, as Klon
dike drove away.
"He's probably working in the-ir
the fields," remarked Elizabeth
doubtfully, glancing vaguely over the
expanse of sage brush. .. "Then
doesn't seem to be an> gardeV she
added gravely, "nor a sign of anythinc
planted. I hope Abner isn't getting
"We'll have supper ready, anyway,'
said Olive, "I'm simply famished."
Soon they built a fire, and set thc
table with fried bacon, tea, and a bakec
dish known in New England vernacu
lar as "johnny-cake." Not knowing
when their brother would arrive, the)
decided to sit down at once, and wen
about to do so when they were fright
ened almost to fainting. Tom leapec
through the open window.
They had seen wildcats in cages anc
in pictures. This one bore in his h or
rid mouth a struggling mountain-rat.
Elizabeth screamed, but Olive scram
bled up a short ladder leading to th<
loft, where Abner kept his shotguns
amunition and fishing-tackel. Sh<
was speedily folo>:cd by her sister
and together they drew up the ladder
Tom, meanwhile, sat down anc
watched the erratic movements of hit
visitors ,?'iiho"t apparent emotion. Ht
had probably planned to worry the ra
for a while on the cabin floor befort
killing it; but on scenting the friec
bacon and seeing that a feast was al
ready spread, he abandoned his inten
tion, and by a dextrious shake broki
the neck of his little victim.
Of what. followed, the Itagner sis
ters could speak afterwards only witl
bated breath. The animal acted lik<
one of the bewitched creatures of th<
old story-books that tell of men turn
ed into cats by enchantment. Ton
seated himself at the table, helped him
self to bacon, sopped his bread in th?
gravy and ate it, piece by piece fron
the end of a claw.
Gradually a sensible idea stole int<
Olive's mind. "He acts like a per
forming animal at a show," she whisp
"Hush!" quavered Elizabeth, tremb
Tom, having finished his supper
went back to his dead rat. Taking i
up in his teeth, he approached a loos
board in the floor, clawed it rip and de
posited his quarry underneath, wit!
the evident intention of serving it a
some future repast. Next, he sat dowi
in the middle of the floor and washe<
his face with painstaking care. Thei
he regarded tho excited women in th
loft with a wide yawn that disclosei
two rows of horribly suggestive whit
He seemed to be buried in though
for a few minutes; then he approachei
the bed in the corner, turned down th
blankets, got in. put his head on th
pillow, drew up the covers under hi
chin, and begin to purr in loud hars
gutterals. One paw lay outside th
cover, and the watchers could see th
long claws alternately tighten and re
lax with the rhythm of his song; hi
mouth seemed stretched in a soporific
i smile as ho sang himself to sleep, lit
I had dined, he had washed, he was com.
i . fortably disposed in bed; what mon
1 could a reasonable cat wish? He wa?
1^ in a state of beatific somnolence,
j "Elizabeth," said Olive, "we are malt
. -lng fools of ourselves! That anima)
"He may be tame," said Elizabeth,
j doggedly, "and we may be fools, but J
shall not expose my life to thc caprices
of any wild beast."
So saying she doubled her feet in
_ like a Turk, and leaned wearily against
"It reminds me of little cd Riding
Hood," went on Olive. " 'What sharu
! teeth you have grandmother!'"
You ought to be ashamed of yourself
for joking when our lives are in dan
ger!" snapped Elizabeth.
The loft was narrow and incommo
dious and their positions were cramped
j "I'm going to rise a. descent, any
way," said Olive, at last. I'm suffering
here, and I don't believe thc creature
will hurt me."
She softly but resolutely put down
thc ladder and descende. Seeing her
sister was not devoured. Elizabeth fin
ally followed. But they sat very quiet,
bolt upright on the hard wooded chairs
all night, starting convulsively ever
and anon as Tom fitfully growled and
snarled, pursuing imaginary game in
The sisters holding hands and half
dead with fatigue, hailed with joy the
first beams of dawn; but then they had
a new scare, for Tom kicked off the
covers, sprang to the very ceiling, and
falling back on the bed, stood and glar
ed at them. He seemed to hear some
thing coming. Soon thc sisters hoard
it, too-the hoofs of a horse. The
horse stopped at the house, and a
brown bearded man entered. What
was thc horror of tho women when the
awful wild beast sprang up. put his
fore-paws on the man's shoulders, and
licked his face from brow to chin.
"Down, Tom!" said Abner, good-nat
Then his eyes fell on his visitors, his
astonishment becoming delighted re
cognition, ile took them both in his
arms at once, while veritable tears of
joy rolled down his checks. He was so
glad, so glad! But how did they get
there? Were they not tired and hun
"I see you have made tnc acquaint
ance of .ny pet wildcat," he added.
"I'm right glad Tom was bore, for
though there isn't the slightest danger
of your being disturbed by anyone
hereabouts, still the cat is so much
"We're very, very hungry. Ab," said
Olive, who was half-laughing, half
crying with excitement and fatigue.
'The cat ate up the supper, and we
haven't had anything since yesterday
"Yes, brother, and we're about tuck
ered out, too," added Elizabeth. "We
sat up all night. The eat occupied the
."Thuadsr!" ejaculated ffgier ugnci&c.
'WTiyintfiTTyuu pun mm'uuLT-1 ?
The two women looked at each other
shamefaced, embarrassed. Then Eliz
abeth straightened up and replied with
"Why. brother, it being your cat. we
thought we'd just humor him and let
him do anything he pleased!"-Youth's
QUAINT AND CURIOUS.
Six young whales belonging to a
school which stranded the other day
at Pars Island, near Beaufort, S. C.,
wer captured. One big one and two
Email ones escaped.
The young men of Jersey City, N.J.,
who recently organized the club
known as the Merry Bachelors of
Greenville, have disbanded. They
failed to keep up their, resolution th?t
they would not associate with the fair
Chester Holcombe- says a mere matter
cf accent may totally alter the mean
ing of the word in thc Chinese lan
guage. Thc same author says.that one
must watch the very tones of his
voice if he does not wish to make lu
Mr. and Mrs. C. Eaton of Boston
arc to adopt Miss Minnie Newby, a
school girl with a wonderful voice, as
a business investment. They are to
spare P.0 cost in training her, but
should she die in thc meantime they
wish to receive pay for their trouble,
and will get the girl's life insured for
M. Garier has won a wager of 1000
francs at> Marseilles, France, by play
ing a piano for 27 hours, with inter
vals not aggregating over half an
hour. His fingers became cramped,
his face drawn, his hands swollen, and
he had to support his arms ou cush
ions, but he won his bet, with 14
minutes to spare.
The type of horseshoe common in
the Orient is a plate fitted so as to
cover the entire bottom of the hoof,
with a perforation in thc centre, xhc
weight of the average horseshoe is
three-fourths of a pound. Thc native
smiths usually cut these plates from
sheets of wrought iron and rudely
shape them for the purpose in view.
In a new building attached to some
boiler works in Germany a novelty in
windows has been introduced. Light
is introduced through stone windows.
Thc ordinary panes of glf.ss were im
practicable on account of the nearness
of the works to the railway lines, so
pneumatic glass stones have been
used. From the outside the appear
ance is the same as thc so called
"Butluen" panes. They arc tranlu
cent and al the same time as strong
as the stone wall in which they are
set. They will withstand any pres
sure or blow that tho walls will stand
AV li Ht. lin- K:roHnt fit-in.
When a man becomes imbued wit!
the notion that he bas a monoply ol
being right on all questions he is sun
to make trouble for himself.-Wash
So.ne people complain that the;
never get a chance to do anythinj
except the things they can't do.
POLE RuA?S?NG MACHINE
Dispenses With thc Services of Several
Ever since there arose the necessity;
for the use of poles to carry electric!]
wires the methods pursued lu erecting!
them have boen about the same. The?
modus operandi is something like this:,
The hole is dug to the desired deptb-'l
and the pole rolled over until thej
lower end of it overhangs the trench;
Then the services of numerous sturdy
men armed with a variety of ap*
pliauces arc called into play and gracfa
nally and laboriously the pole M j
A pole-raising apparatus is now madig
for this work, aud its chief claim of
merit ,s that it dispenses with the;
services of several of the members of
the 'gang" formerly required for thff
work of elevating the stick. Thesl
men had little to do except during thf
actual operation of raising the pok?|
During all the time of the prepara
tion of the hole they sat idly around,
ns there were no means of employing
them. This made them rather expefff
sive employes, although they represent
an inferior class of labor. According
to the American Electrician this i?t?
-i. -??at" ~F o.? J.?-. --<<.. .1 .
U~r-V*i- -irrrmrfcrr- .telrmOOTtlnfr - PCn??^-^
lowering thc beam with relation lo tkv
frame: iu brief, the apparatus ls xx
mechunically-actuated pike pole. The
telescoping pike carries a sheave at iii?
lower end, but at right angles to the
lower one. At the extreme upper end
is thc usual spike, Hanked by a toothed
arm on each side, the function of the
arms being, of course, to embrace the
pole and prevent its sllppi?g off tho
point of the pike. A rope or cable is
secured at one end to tho left-hand
leg by the A-frame, passes down
POLE BEING RAISED DST MACHINE.
around the sheave at the lower end )f
the pike pole, and up over a simlir
sheave near the upper cud of thc riglt
hand end of thc A-frame, whence lt
goes to a winch or "crab" mount.fl
on the frame. It is obvious that tun
ing the handle of the crab In fe
proper direction will wind up the roe
or cable on the drum and raise 'ie
The method of usage is as follows:
Tho rope shown passing over the !>.
per sheave in the pike is tied li a
loop around the end of the pole ljug
fiat ou the ground, aud the pokis
raised by the machine until a "ded
man" can be got nuder it. Then ho
machine is shifted toward the base url
a now hold ls taken, this time by he
pike and the embracing arms.
Automat I?; Lock on nandcuff.
With the ordinary handcuff thei is
not a little opportunity for a sting
pritjnnor to escape before the brac-ets
MECHANISM FOB SPRINGING THE A^S
can bo clamped on Nie wrists, od it
would, perhaps, be an advantage o tho
man making thc arrest if the jaws
were arranged to lock automntlcdy as
soon as the cult* touched the frist.
This is the end sought to be awned
by Frank Headsoti, of Lafayette Ind.,
with the invention shown in te ?ac
companying picture. This nrrnnjment
provides au automatic trigger ticlose
the Jaws instantly when broiigt into
contact with any object betweeftheni,
and also arranges for the relens?f thc
jaws by closing th? hand sligliy on
the handles of the bracelet.
j A PORTABLE FORGE.
! designed to Be Shipped From Point to
Point Wherever It is Desired.
I A portable forgo designed for the
use of construction firms which are
balled upon to do work in diff?rent
places ls shown in the accompanying
cuts, which are taken from an Ens
As lt has no bellows it is not affect
ed by moisture or extreme heat 01
cold, and is therefore suited for all
climates. An eight-inch fan operated
by a treadle supplies the necessary
draught. The hearth and pan are
made ot' asbestos, especially treated
POr.TABLE FOKGE, OPEN.
b withstand the wear and tear. In
irder to secure the greatest economy
if room during transportation the
lood is made so that it folds down
ver the forge, inclosing and protecting
t almost ns thoroughly as if it were
loxed. In case of breakage it is said
hat the forge can be readily repaired]
y any workman. The fan is very
asily removed for cleaning or other
PORTABLE FOr.GE. CLOSED.
urposcs. The forgo is the invention
f John Bauer.
A Ginnt Wrench.
A drop forging manufacturer, of
frooklyn, N. Y., luis just placed on tho
larket what is supposed to be the
lrgest drop-forging wrench ever mario,
t is shown in thc accompanying cut.
?his particular wrench weighs. 150
ouuds, is lifty-nino inches long, has j
n opening of seven and live-eighth
iches to take a nut for a live-inch
olt, and is master of a line of lifteeu
egreo angle tools originated by tho I
rm for the purpose of adjusting tho[
uts on bolts of mammoth engines.
n contrast with this immense tool is
lie smallest of the series, weighing
lilt one-eighth ounce, or 128 to the
Plstul That Fires a Fliit?lilljrlit.
Flashlight pistol shown in the cut
iffers a convenient means of usin;
lashlight powder. This pistol is made
ip In much the same manner and has
idiotically the same action as a r<
'olver. In place of the barrel of a re
solver there is a bowl about one and
me-quarter inches deep to hold the
lash powder. Tho howl has a spring
llnge cover, which is opened by tri;
fer action just before the powder Js
gniteri. The pistol can be loaded and
tarried in the pocket ready for instant
terrie*. A paPer 0i,n Ptaccd under the! t
trigger ignites the powder al the bor-!
tom of the bowl, thus blowing it ont
luto the air, where it burns instantly. ? t
HOT DISH WRJNKLE.
Asbestos Mat to Cover Table Permits
Free Disposition of Dishes.
The asbestos pad for dining tables
will be hailed with joy by all house
wives, as it fills a long-felt want. It
does its work so effectually, is, so con
venient, and. being under tho table
cloth, is hidden entirely from view
Small asbestos table mats, placed ou
ASBESTOS DINING TABLE PAD.
top of the table cloth and thou covered
with a dnyley. uro quite familiar, bur
this pad covering ibo entire top of
the table is a great improvement, as it
insures* absolute protection for the ton
of the table, yet allows any and all
dishes to bp placed on any part of
thc table with perfect safety.
It is covered with white cotton fian
acl, thereby serving ns a silence cloth
liso; it i.s flexible, light, easily deaned,
lea My bound, and, as may bc seen
"rom the accompanying sketches,
vheu not in use may be neatly folded,
md put away. The slips, as Illus?
j lock nu: Chair an>' Hummock.
Below is to be seen a novelty in a
oinbiuntion chair and hammock
rhicli, being capable of numerous nd
ustincntg to suit the desire of the
ccupant, should prove Itself a very
omfortable piece of furniture for th?
OLDING HAMMOCK AND HOCKING CHAIB
orch or lawn. For those to whom the
winging motion of the hammock
ives a feeling ol' nausea it may be
hat the diff?rent direction of the
lovemont of this new invention will
e found more comfortable. When
t is desired to use the device as a
hair the supports nt the centre are
Doseued to allow thc four end braces
o tilt nearer together nt the top,
irhen the slack in the fabric can be
rn WU toward one end. As a person
its down the chair will tilt Into its
roper position and provide a coin
Continuous Spinning Topi
Something new and ingenious in thc
ray-- of tops has ju.** hr . '-'..v''
ut by n Philadelphian. The top has
wo features, the method of spinning
nd a constantly changing play of
olors which is to bc seen on the upper
urface of the toy. The device is built
omewhat on tbevprindplc of a ratchet
CONTINUOUS SPINNING TOP.
trill, and lt is stalled and kept goiuc
ry an occasional pressure on a knob.
\.t each thrust the colors seen on tl?
op undergo a change.
I.AW by Telephone.
In Ontario a u?nii si m tunned for n
..roach of the law, and being unable
o appear in court, telephoned admit
ing his guilt, and was lined a dolla;
md costs through tbi> same medium.
Any fool can make money, but it
?ikes a wisc man to spend it.
Now Type Recently Brought Out In
An electric safety lamp for mines
has just been brought upon the market
by a German manufacturer. The ap
paratus as Illustrated might be de
scribed as the Headland lamp, /with
"ELECTRIC MINE LAMP.
he addition of the cylinder shown un
lerncath the incandescent lamp. It
lifters from usual practice in that it
las four accumulator cells in place
?f two, and eight-volt lamps are used
n place of four volt. On thc other
land, Hie lamp is stated to furnish
bree caudles, as against the one-can
lie power of some other lamps. Two
f the accumulator cells are carried
a the cylinder above the lamp, and
lie other two in the cylinder below
be lamp, the connecting wires being
arried in the tubes which form the
illars between the two divisions and
r'hieh protect the glass outside the
icandeseent lamp. Reflectors are
sod above and below the lamp, as in
ie Sussmnnu lamp. The apparatus
; stated to have been tried in some
f the Westphalian mines and to be
?ly one-quarter pound heavier than
ie ordinary miner's lamp, while it will
urn for thirteen hours if desired, bur
ls recommended to charge it after
;n hours. For charging, the wires
.om the dynamo are connected to th?
Tiniuni shown nrolPfHn?? f*- ->.
ghter, run along a wire pendant ami
>werod by one man to the department
?t apart for the purpose, thus saving
mell manual labor. Thc apparatus
lown, the use of which is obviously
ot restricted to the handling of nm
lunltion, was made by the chief arni
rer at Malta.
Holds Milady's Pin Money.
The accompanying little sketch shows
ae of the latest pocketbooks for
romen that possesses several good
?atures. The arrangement for car
ping bills shown by the picture is es
ecially good as many more bills may
e carried in il than iu the small
ocket usually provided in ordinary
A MODISH POCKETBOOK.
urses. Then, too, this pocketbook may
e closed quite tight with any num
er of bills in it, un advantage which
very woman will appreciate. Th's
snvenient purse has also a pocket for
:trds and a lock clasp compartment
ir coins. It closes by folding one end
vcr the other and fastens with ai;
rn imental socket and fall snap.
Novel Ltfe-Snvlng Device.
A novel and extremely simple life
iving device has been inevnted by
f. George Broussel. rt is a sort ol
utomatie folding buoy, and is formed
lercly ol' two boards of wood, which
re joined together in the centre. In
rdinary weather it can be used as u
cat on board a vessel, and when thew
; danger of shipwreck it ls thrown
verboard. when it opens and forms fl
ort of raft.
Maybe it's because a woman is ai
reys cager for the last word that sh?
pads the end of a book first.
The girl whose fingers are loaded
rith diamonds is fond of wringing
SONC OF THE CAPTAIN OF INDUSTRY
When I was a lad I managed to squirm
In nfl omeo boy for a brokerage firm;
I cleaned the rug and tho cuspidor,
And at last bought and sold things on tho
I pushed along so succcpsfullee
That now I um a captain of industree.
I watched tho ticker and I took a chance,
Now and then, on a slump or a sharp ad
Things happenod somehow to turn my way,
And I bought out the brokerage firm one
Then I was tho firm and the firm was me,
I'd become a captain of Industree.
I watched my chance and I gobbled blocks
Of wbat I knew to 1)? gilt-edged stocka
I gobbled stocks wherever 1 could
And wrecked roads whore it would do mo
The money came rolling into mo,
And so I'm captain of industree.
I've a marble shack on thc avenue,
And a brownstone cottage at Newport, toot.
I've a splendid yacht and a private car,
And my fame's wherever the railroads are
I have pulled the strings so succeesfullee
That now I'm a captain of industree.
I have dined whore a prince sat down to
And fow^ havo wads that aro bigger than
I possess two hundred million plunks,
When I travel I take along oighty trunks
Oh I tell you what, it is great to bo
A glorious captain of industree.
Scribbler-My poems are filled with
thoughts that burn. Scrawler-Better
not send them to a powder magazine.
Blobbs-How's your mother-in-law?
Slobbs-Well, she's improving, hut
ory slowly. Blobbs-I'm glad to hear
Nell-I expect my new ' cloak at
my minute now. Belle-Hark! I
bought I heard a wrap at the door
Wigg-Why is it that millionaires
.re generally men of few words? Wagg
-I suppose they like to talk in money
Mr. Irapecune-What would you say
E I should ask you to marry me? Miss
lillyuns-I should say that you had a
Sillicus-The secret of happiness is
o marry one's opposite. Cynicus
'hen a man must be a fool to marry a
Sue-The idea of him proposing to
ie! Why, he's only an apology for a
ian! Belle-Don't you think you had
etter accept the apology, dear?
Rimer-And who is your favorite
et, Mr. Kostique? Kostique-Chat
erton. "Huh! What do you find to ad
lire in him?" "He committed sui
"I got up with an awful thirst bn me
lis morning," remarked the infant
ith the nursing bottle. "I feel rather
>cky myself," replied the one in the.
.adie. - '
?ar?r -?eiT don't sifcnT-ro^rotiy-? jfc^
Well. I've always understood that fig
res never lie."
"Yes, indeed," asserted Mrs. Hen
?ck; "before I married you more than
ie man said it was cruel in me to re
ise them." "That's where they were
istaken," retorted Henpeck, while on
dead run for the door.
"My, what a lot of books," exclaimed
iss Gossype. "Does your husband
;ad much?" "No," answered Mrs.
ad. "He buys expensive books, and
e's so busy working to pay for them
lat he doesn't have time to read."
"You'd make a pretty good clerk,"
lid the employer sarcastically, "if
on only had a little more common
rmse." "Indeed!" replied the clerk;
but did it never occur to you that if
had a little more common sense I
ouldn't be a clerk at all?"
A <>ood Word for thc " Pot-Holler."
The old slur upon the "pot-boiler,"
Kccpt when it is aimed at obviously
isinccre and conscienceless work, is
ithout pertinence or point. Some of
ie greatest work in the world has had
s origin in the necessity of having
iree meals a day, or at least two. CCT
tinly thc impulse of the money con
deration cannot make an artist; but
a the other hand, it is a poor artist
lat it can spoil, while it has been the
teans of discovering many a one to
imself. Unless we are to give up
men that the world would not will
igly let die,-much of Goldsmith,
cott, Hawthorne. Dickens and Thack
.ay, and many another,-we must ac
nowledge the legitimacy of the mo
ve, and acknowledge that a man
lay write for money without im
liring the artistic quality of hia
ork; indeed, even with a dignity ol
ie sort that comes from fulfilling a
mdamental duty to himself and
But to acknowledge the legitimacy
E such a motive is not to acknowledge
s supremacy. And while one must
ot dogmatize about how the best
ork is done,-the butterfly of genius
scaping the meshes of the finest the
ries,-a reader takes special satisfac
on in the work which seems to be the
atural, unforced product of an au
?or's mind. The surgeons say of a
ound that closes without artificial
id that it heals "by first intention."
/e perhaps do not wrench the simile
) much in trying by this phrase to
jnvey a quality in some literature
hich gives it a sort of charm end
?rmanonec. Indeed an inevitableness,
! its own.-The Century.
dorman Gold Minc? in Korea.
The corespondent of the Cologne Ga
;tte, who represented that leading
erman paper during the Boxer upris
ig in China, has made an excursion
ii horseback from Seoul to the Ger
ian gold minos in the interior. He
?ports that over 450 men are now
nployed; that the work of installing
lodern machinery is progressing fa
arably, and that the deposits are ex
emely rich. The mines are situated
five days* ride from the Korean can