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Edgefield, S. C.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 20, 1902.
During last week four cam
paign meetings were held
Berea, Rehoboth, Parks ville
and Republican. It was our
pleasure to attend the first
three of these meetings with
Mr. A A Glover. All of the
meetings have been well at
tended by the flower of Edge
field's citizenship, including
the young and the old
the grave and the gay. There
being "no variableness nor
shadow of turning" from the
programs o f the previous
week there is nothing new to
report. The feeling of broth
" erly love, so noticable from
the beginning, which exists
among the candidates, con
tinues, and the deportment o
the several audiences has been
well night perfection.
The meeting a t Berea,
though not as large as some
of the others, was an idea
one. Col JP Hagood, who
oerformed the duty of chair
man, would in his introduc
tions outspeak many of the
speakers. In his inimitable
way, always in the humorous
vein, he not only entertained
the audience but kept them
in an uproar of laughter
Manj- good speeches were
made. The dinner and re
freshments could not be sur
passed. As the shadows be
gan to lengthen all turned
faces homeward with happy
hearts. We wended our way
toward Rehoboth, so"" ding
the night .under the hosp' i *e
roof of that sterling citizen,
Mr C M Williams, who re
sides near Cleora. It was our
pleasure there to meet with
that gallant veteran, Captain
gushing ?it? shoving? ?nd- the ;roj?as
were bulging with thc pressure of med,
wbm?ii and children, its I came flowri
frbiri the dressing room I noticed two
giils-Outside -the ropes, of about 14
arid 16j and inside the rope a youngster
of 8 br ?). They were skiding illili b?
the hands, and he was struggling, ex
citedly and half in laughter, to get
away from them. I thought nothing
of it at the time-just a bit of childish
play, no more; and it was only in the
light ?f ?ft&r events that the scene
was ?mpr?ss?d vividly iip?h rae":
"Keep them cleared out. Georg?!" ?
called to my assistant, "We don't want
any accidents." ,
''Ay," he answered, "that I will,
George Cuppy had helped me in nd
eud of ascents, and because of his
coolness, judgment and absolute reli^
ability, I had come to trust my life
in his hands with the utmost confi
dence; His business it was to over
took the inflating bf the balibb? ?nd
tb see that everything about the par
achute was in perfect working order..
The "Little Nassau" was already
filled and straining at.the guys. The
parachute lay flat along the ground
and beyond it the trapeze. I tossed
aside my overcoat, took my position,
and gave the signal to let go. As you
ktnow, the first rush upward from
the earth ls very sudden, and thia
time the balloon, when it first caught
the wind, heeled violently. over and
was longer than usual in righting. I
looked down at the old familiar sight
of the world rushing away from me.
And there were the thousands of peo
ple, every face silently upturned. And
the silence startled me, for, as crowds
went this was the time for them to
catch their first breath and send up a
roar of applause. But there was no
hand clapping, whistling, cheering
only silence. And insteac, clear as
a bell and distinct, without the slight
est shake or quaver, came George's
voice through the megaphone:
"Ride her down, Charley! Ride the
What had '?appened? I waved my
hand to show that I had heard, and be
gan to think. Had something gone
wTong with the parachute? Why
should I ride the balloon down instead
of making the jump, which thousands
were waiting to see? What was the
matter? And as I puzzled, I received
another start. The earth was a thou
sand feet beneath, and yet I heard a
child crying softly, and seemingly
very close at hand. And though the
"Little Nassau" was shooting skyward
like a rocket, the crying did not grow
fainter and fainter and die away. I
confess I was almost on the edge of a
funk, when, unconsciously following
up the noise with my eyes I looked
above me and saw a boy astride the
sandbag which was to bring thc- "Lit
tle Nassau" to earth. And it was the
same little boy I had seen struggling
with the two girls-his sisters, as I
There he Was, astride the sandbag
and holding on to thc rope for dear
life. A puff of wind heeled the bal
loon slightly and he swung out into
space for 10 or a dozen feet, and back
?gain, fetching up against the - tight
canvas with .a thud which even shook
roe, 30 feet or more beneath. I
1 bought to ste him dashed loose, but
hf. clung on and whimpered. They
lightful dinner which was ?b
erall)* patronized. Friday be
ing an off day the candidates
leisurely made their way to
Republican where the last
session of the summer school
of oratory was held on Satur
day. We regret our enforc
ed absence from the Republi
The little fisticuff that Lat
imer and Hemphill engaged
in at Gaffney is not calculated
to win any votes for them.
The most remarkable cam
paign ever conducted in Edge
field county is nearing its close
Instead of the usual discord
and strife perfect harmony
The primary election is near
at hand and it is ?the duty of
every citizen to lay aside all
prejudice and vote for the
most competent men from
United States Senator down
to magistrate. A great re
sponsibility rests upon every
one"who casts a ballot and it!
should not be none without
due thought and consideration
We hope that Edgerieid
county will give Hon John J
McMahan,candidate for State
Superintendent of Education,
a large majority. His defeat
would be a [public calamity.
He has made the best super
intendent of Education that
South Carolina has ever had.
Vote for him and ask your j
friends to vote for him.
BILLS OUT OF TUNE.
Some papers of the state
are still using, with a faction
nal significance, the terms
'.Conservative" and '-Refor
mer. " Such papers may be
sweet bells but they are dread
fully out of tune. Our people
have agreed by common con
sent to let bygones be by
yones. The true South Car
}linian.has dropped from his
vocabulary the above mention
?d factional terms. Lonesome,
ndeed, is the individual or
;et ofindividuals who endea
vor to resurrect the follies
md foibles of the past.
Even some of the poli ti
tans in covert speech endea
or to appeal to the few who
lave not Altogether forgotten
he strife of several years ago.
inch a n appeal will and
honld; in ^'mf^".-""3
i(M?V'would you like to go in'for
the feusin?ss?" ? asked
.' He'" cfi??rec? 'iii> at''onc?yfiii4 ?sked,
"Do you get good pay?"
But the "Little Nassau" beginning
to cool, had started on its long de
scent; ind ran into counter currents
which bobbed it roughly about. This
swung .he boy around pretty lively,
smashing him into the bag quite se
verely. His Up began to tremble at
this, and he was crying again. I tried
to Joke and laugh, but it was no use.
Iiis pl?fc'k was oozing out and at any
moment ? was prepared ta feee him go
shooting past me.
I was in despair. T*en, sdddefily, ?
remembered how one fright could de
stiny another fright, and I frowned up
at him :i?d shduted sternly:
"You just hold on t? that rope! If
you don't I'll thrash you within ?ii
inch of your life when I get you down
on the ground[ Understand?"
"Ye-ye-yes, sir." he whimpered, and
i saw that the thing bad worked. I
was neater tb him than the earth, and
he was more afraid of me than of fall
"Why, you've got a snap up there on
that soft bag," I rattled on.
"Yes," 1 assured him, "this bar
down here is hard and narrow; and it
hurts to sit on it.
Then a thought struck him, ard he
forgot all about his aching fingers.
"When are you going to jump?" he
asked. 'That's what I came up to see.
I was sorry to disappoint him, but I
wasn't going to make any jump.
But he objected tc that. ' It said so
in the papers," he said.
"I don't care," I answered. "I'm
feeling sort of lazy today, and I'm just
-.oing to vide down the balloon. It's
my balloon and I guess I can do as I
please about it. And, anyway, we're
almost down now."
And we were, too, and sinking fast.
And right there and then that young
ster began, to argue with me as to
v. hether it was right for me to disp
point the people, and to urge their
claims upon me. And it was with a
happy heart that I held up my end of
it. justifying myself in a thousand
different ways, till-we shot over a
grove of eucalyptus trees and dipped
to meet the earth.
"Hold on tight!" I shouted, swing
ing down from ine trapeze by my
hands in order to make a landing on
W skimmed oast a barn, missed a
mesh of clothesline, frightened the
barnyard chickens into a panic, and
rose up again clear over a haystack
all this almost quicker that t takes to
tell. Thea we'came down in an or
chard, and when my feet touched thu
giound I fetched up the balloon by a
couple of turns of thc trapeze around
an apple tree.
I have had my balloon catch fire in
mid air, I have hung on the cornice
of a 10-story house, T have dropped
like a bullet for COO'feet when a para
chute was slow In opening; but nevei
have I felt so week and faint and sicl*
as when 1 staggered toward the un
scratche-d boy and gripped him bj
"Tommy Dermott," I said when 1
had goi my nerves back somewhat
"Tommy Dermott. I'm geing to lay yo;
across my knee and Tive you the great
est thrashing a boy eyer got, tbi
Rar. J. W. Btrty? of ArkAmm Ifitfeodlit Con reren?*,
two packagM of "TEETHING. " Wa wonder how wa n
Douri Mn tu a pack*?? and il MUM at a BM) opporton?
boas ia bad condition for dart, and aoUrio** that wa ga
KrfaelNJJet and ha ha? kad io rorlhw keafcla, Ot?ar
an a parfect laceou.
South Cvrolina Baptist.
About the year 1841 I
taught a country school in the
Blocker or Lake neighbor
hood, just ten miles north of
Edgefield Court House. The
gentleman I boarded with
sent six children to school.
Among them was quite a re
markable boy, then about 12
or 14 years old just such a
boy as would be an especial
favorite witha lmost any teach
er-calm, quiet, thoughful;
and intellectual ; and one of
the best readers, for his age
I ever knew, with one excep
tion was trained in a printing
office, and we all know the
printer's boys can beat the
world reading. My boy, how
ever, subsequent}', h?d distin
guished opportunities and
made distinguished use of
them, as his father possess
ed ample means, so the boy
soon became head and shoul
ders taller than his young
teacher, (then only 20 or 21
years.) My boy has been in
the State Legislature, Lieut.
Gov., State Treasure?, and
is one 0; the 5 candidates for
gubernatorial honors. The
worst put to it I ever was
about voting was when my
boy and another special friend
were both candidates for state
treasurer. Both good and true,
just the men I wanted, could
not vote for both, must vote,
did vote. 1 concede to all the
right to cast a free, untram
meled vote. But if I helped
the friends of my good R. H.
J. to put him in, is it asking
too much to ask them to help
me LO put in my boy ? He's
all right Beautiful in exam
ple, in influence and in Chris
(REV.) B. F. CORLEY.
If you knew how SCOTTS
EMULSION would build you
up, increase your /weight,
strengthen your we?k throat
and lungs and put youi
??eard, incandescent stones were
thrown out, and a great fire ran like
a fiver across the island. Thc fire
then shifted into Lake Bonbon, throw
ing tig Water and ashes in immense
masses. ''The water grow hot and
black, fish were strewn on tho beach
es as if they had boen cooked) and
ibe air was so full of sulphurous
smells and the odor of dead fishes
?nat the Inhabitants sickened." At one
of the eruptions Of Albay, that in
1814, 1200 lives are said to have been
In drawing comparisons- between
<he volcanoes of the Philippines and
those of the Dutch East Indies, Mr.
Becker" notes that "Papandayang, in
West Jav?, had a great eruption in
1772, destroying 40 villages. Galling
Gung in 1S22 destroyed 114 villages,
and it fs some measure of the viol
ence of the Krakatoa explosion of
1883 that over 3G.OO0 people pcr
QUAINT AND CURIOUS.
In Siberia a winter rainbow some
times lasts almost, all day. It is
caused by fine particles of snow sus
pended in the air.
Unique properties are possessed by
the River Tinto, in Spain. It petrifies
the saud of us bed. and if a stone falls
in the stream and alights upon an
other, in a few minutes they unite
and become one stone. Fish cannot
live in its waters.
In thc city of Heidelberg. Germany,
there is a building called the Church
of the Holy Ghost, which Ls unique
in its way, being the only church in
the world in which the Protestant.anti
Catholic services are held at tho ssme
time, a partition wall through the cen
tre separating the two congregations.
The members of the United Metho
dist Free dniren, Overton, near Wrex
ham, England, have hit upon a unique
idea of raising the wind, lt was de
cided to have an egg service, and mem
bers of the congregation were invited
to bring eggs. Over 1000 which were
j.laced in and around the pulpit, were
brought and readily sold.
In the centre of a field at Wavcrhill,
Suffolk, England, is a large fiat stone
covering thc grave of a mare which
died in 1852, inscribed as follow.;:
"Polka. She never made a false step
Ecclesiastes 3, 19th verse." A refer
ence to chapter and verse shows UH
following: "For that which befallet!
the sons of rr.en befa) let h bea*?:;, ever
one thing bcfalleth them; as thc oh;
dicth. so di Uh the other." This h
probably thc only instance of a tcxi
from tho Scriptures appearing ou i
m?morial stjne to an animal.
The monks of the Ho*-p>tal of St
ran de Dion, Ghent, in their span
moments have decorated the walls o
the hospital with exquisite picture
formed entirely of stampf:. lu Chesi
pictures are forests and streams, pal
aces and cottages; birds ol' gorgeou
plumage perch cn ?ranches, gaily-col
ored butterflies iii' about, snakes an,
lizards glide, and animals of all kind
figure in the landscapes. The monk
have already used no fewer than 10,
tOO.OOO stamps in this unique form c
BLICK Brans, Ark.. 8?pt. IB, ISOL
writ*?:) "Eacloted And fifty MPJM for which pleaaamaO ma
ATO r&lwd children wi thoa? IL Th? o th tr dara lad? In XI*
I Ha* ; ?ar bab* waa In a ? triona coi di tl o nl~ hil ba walt had
ra did any good; tba second doa? of TEETHINA" gar?
??abm ?I ?ka inmil/ har? u**d 1? and Kerr iuaboe
The union meeting of the first
division of the Edgefield Baptist
association will meet with Bold
Spring Baptist church on Satur
day before the fifth Sunday in Au?
Organiaatiou at 10 o'clock, af
ter which verbal reports from the
churches. Introductory sermon
at ll o'clock by Rev. G. H. Burton ;
alternate Rev, J. S. Jordan.
Is it right for a man who is a
Christian to be a dispenser? W.
H Yeldell, R. T. Strom.
What ought to be done wi*;h a
church member who willfully re
fuses to cjntribute ? (Speakers
not announc-d.) . What qualifi
cations ought a man have before
being licensed to preach ? 0. Shep- j
pard, Rev G H Burton, Rev J S
Jordan. What are the best quali
fications of a Sunday school teach
er ? B. P Talbert, P B Call ison.
Sunday ll a. m. Missionary Ser
mon by Rev. Luther White, alter-1
nate Rev. P P Blalock.
T. E. BYRD, T. E. DORN,
Standlug committees of the Edge
field association to make reports at
the meeting on September 10, 1902:
State Missions-Rev. G H Bur
ton, J L Mira*, H C Sanders, Il W
Home Missions-Rev P P Bia
lock, S B Mays, W B Cogburn,
Foreign Missions-Bev J P Meal
ing, W H Nixon, R. A. Cochran, P
Oiphanage-F N K Bailey, "J C
Morgan^ J L Gilchrist, J W Aiton.
Temperance-Rev P B Lanham,
J L Mims.J B Mathis J I* Wells,
Education A S Tompkins, Wm
A Byrd, A A Glover, W ll Hurling.
Periodicals-Rev J E Johnston, P
B Calliaon, T E Byrri.L R Brimson,
Bible and Colportage work-Rev
J T Littlejohn, R A Walsh, P R
Waits, A W Reel.
W omans Work-T G Talbert W
A Strom, H F Green, J M Rambo.
Aged Ministers' Fund-Rev L R
3waltney,H W;Dobey, BP Talbert,
S G Meriwether.
Sunday. School-W H Yeldell, S
E Freeland, R T Strom, E G Mer
Order of Business-L F Dorn, L
El Gwaltney, J P Mealing, R T Strom
S. E. FREELAND, Sec'y.
The Uuion Meeting of the 2nd di*
vision of the Edgefield association
?ill convene with the Red Hill Rap
ist church of Christ on Saturday
jefore the flth Sunday in August, A
3 1902, at ll o'clock, a. m.
Missionary Sermon by Rev P B
lanham, alternate Rev J P Mi
As the date of the coronation ap
proached his' thoughts "recurred' with
increasing frequency, It is said, to this
Twice in King Edward's career have
public prayers been offered for him,
..md once a public thanksgiving for
bis recovery. Un his return from
America In 18(10 his ship, thc Hero,
was delayed by storms. Anxiety was
so great that special services were
held in all the churches of the king
dom. In the latter part of 1870 he
contracted typhoid fever, and for
weeks his life was despaired of. On
January 14, 1871, his recovery was
announced as certain, and a uatioual
thanksgiving was ordered for Febru
ary 27 following. A special service
was held in St. raul's. The Queen
went in state to it, and a Tc Denni,
specially composed by Arthur Sullivan,
afterward Sir Arthur Sullivan, was
sung in the presence of 13,000 per
The heir to thc British tnrone is
King Edward's second child. George
Frederic Kniest Albert, Prince of
Wales. The eldest child of Edward
and Queen Alexandra was Prince Al
bert Victor Christian Edward, thc
Dnke of Clarence, who was born" at
Frogmore on January S, 1804, and died
at Sandringham on January 14, 1S!>2.
The Prince of Wales was boru nt
Marlborough House Oil June 3, ISO").
Ile was married on July 0, 1803. to
Princess Vic'orin .Mary of Teck. He
has nothing like the string of titles
which his lather, as Prince of Wales,
bore, but he is, among other things,
Dulce of York and Rotliesay, 13ail ol
Chester. Earl of Inverness and Baron
Killarney, Earl of Carrick. Baron ot
Kelli'lew. Lord of the Isles and (J ra nc
Steward of Scotland, a Vice-Ad m i ral
and holds several offices in the Germar
.Military establishment. He is alsc
THK PRINCE Or' WALES.
(Heir to the Urititili Throne)
n Knight of thc Garter, St. Andren
the Golden Fleece and other orders.
Last year, accompanied by the Prii
cess Mary, he made a tour of fl
British dominions, and arrived in Cai
ada at the time of the death of Pros
dent McKinley. On his return to En
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.JJCome at once and get a bolt for your fall sewing.
TcatfoTFaIlii f?r Ste:
ow in store. We have both price and quality.
J. M. COBB
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May & May's S ?ore.
WATCH THIS SPACE
For bargains in Fall Goods in a short while.
Our stock is complete now in all lines of staple
goods,but in a few weeks I will go north and buy m}
FALL DEY GOODS, SHOES,
and Notions, and then will be ready to show our
friends a mammoth line of up-to-date goods
Yours for Bargains,
JAME? m HART,
% HART * BUILDING, % .
EDOEFIELD - - - - Sc.
XriE TE.JPOKARY EXECUTIVE MANSION,
nt thc White lionise. The dwelling
has been dubbed the "Temporary
White House." The Cabinet meetings
are also held there, and it is interest
ing to note that eighty-eight years
have elapsed since il regular session
of the Cabinet has been hold outside
of the White House. When the British
troops burned the White House In
1S14 Cabinet meetings were held in
private residences pending the repairs
to th? structure.
Haying Willi Tulley*.
There is so little level land in Nor
way that the making of hay enough
to last during the long winter is a
very serious problem. Most of the
necessary gn'ss is grown on little
mountain terraces, sometimes 2000 or
3000 feet above the rarmhou.se. Thc
considerable diflicnlty nf getting the
liny tn the barns would have been al
most insuperable but for a clever con
trivance which has been in use now for
many years, and which the peasants
call the luuperstreiig. Tue grass, after
being cut. is rapidly dried on hurdles
and then lied into bundles. These
are slung on pulleys on a wire, which
runs straight to the valley below, and
so go flying down ai a tremendous
An Uxoltlnir Thin- Duo.
Passengers on au eleva led railway
train this morning who happened to
be looking out of the car windows
saw a strange thing. A district mes
senger boy was leaning against a stoop
reading a paper-covered novel, utterly
oblivious to all thal was going ou
around bim. At bis heels some one
luid thrown a lighted match, and his
trousers were just breaking out info a
blaze as tin; train rolled on. What
happened afterward could be onlj'
imagined by the people on the train,
It ouglit to have been to the boy at
most as exciting as the novel.-New
A Kuli KIHI Tree.
At tile historic field of Bull Bun to
day. thc guide leads Iiis visitors to tl
certain cedar tree that grew so mud
faster than Hie others in that loealitj
that an Investigation was made, re
vealing that il had grown over flu; re
mains ol* au unknown soldier," whicl
had not been carried away to Arliiig
ton with the others.-Sau Francis?
Glgnntlc I'iilni Leaves.
A palm tree which grows on tilt
banks ol' the Amazon has leaves thlrtj
feet to' li Tty feel in length and tel
feet-to twelve feet in breadth
VM1V. Ill" J ?r-Dimmy^n- ,? (
I -wheeling ber copper-colored infill
about the reservation in a go-cart <
tlie most expensive pattern. Aga!
she moy have a pony hitched to the g
cart and will ride in it with her chil
One tiny a white man who had an I
dian woman for his wife returned
his reservation home with a go-cai
which was the first that had appear*
! in that section. Imagine his surpri
I a few days later to come home fro
? a hunting trip to lind a number
j squaws 'from adjoining tepees con'
CAODO MOTUKU ANO CHILD.
lug down hill in the baby pera m I
The sacks for the Indian bab
when hung upon the back are said
missionary women to be really co
fort? bb' for I he child. I have si
squaws carrying lheir children aron
in this fitsliioli. the little ones fj
asleep. But Indian babies arc born
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NINETY-SIX, S. G.
ATTENTION, LADIES !f|
In order to handle the latest and newest styles of
?goods Bin my line I am going to offer my summer jil
At Greatly Reduced Prices
to make room for my fall goods, and now is your(|)||
III best opportunity to buy. Come see for yourself,
j I am showing a very large assortment of Lad . s Sailors, !.
'Street Hats, and Dress Hats, either Trimed or untrimmed. .
We have a beautiful assortment of Misses Hats and Chil- il
.jdrens Silk and Lawn Bonnuts. My entire stock is new.
MISS yV\ARY BUF0RD,
NOEBIS BUILDING- EDGEFIELD
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We begin today a COST SALE on -
While they last you can get any straw hat in my ||
store at New York cost
Cast aside shat oid bx own hat and buy a new one. H
??tiF" Come now while we can tit you ll
to attend school at Jive, which means
a trying time for .he mothers. Gener
ally the squaws pack up their few be
longings and move close to the school,
where they may visit their children
every day and have them with them
during the night time.
indian children are' generally born
healtliv, and few of them die unless
y epidemic. Twins are a rarity among
the red race, and it was formerly an
evil omen to have them boru in camp.
In other days they were killed, but
now they are sent East to school and
forgotten by their people. In schools
the little red children lose all their long
Indian names, and teachers give them
short ones of their own making.
One can distinguish ?ven these days
which among the mothers are of a
progressive nature by the manner in
which they clothe their babies. Some
of the women are quite backward in
deed, about taking up with the white
people's ways, and they keep heads
and buckskin dresses on their children;
while thc more civilized are wont to
dress their babies in white. The pres
ent generation of full-blood babies
now growing up will be the last, for
intermarriages of whites and reds
have come to be the fashion.-The
Chenp Cul?.* For Women.
Russia is supposed to be a backward
and half-civilized country. Vet wom
en there have privileges which they
do not enjoy iu our enlightened land.
Those who have property of their own
hove a voice in municipal affairs, and
on all railways there are carriages for
ladies only. In St. Peter burg and
other cities there are cabs set aside
for women only, of which the fares
are. by law. "out half those demanded
from mere man.-Chicago Tribune.
What ItiiMitn Deem? fcitnration.
The orthodox church of Russia has
in its elementary schools 1,500,000
children, about forty pupils in each
school, and thc average" sum for a
school is al ?out $11)3 a year. Of thc
teachers, ninety-four per cent, are un
educated and they are paid next to
nothing. Tile school-houses are hut?
and theiv are rn? hooks, pens or ink
furnished. This is the education' 0/
'". . . '.-'/..^:-^?.is?*r-.v.v?.
months ago a stranger arrived, st the
town and announced that money de
posited with him would be returned at
the end of one week, with fifty percent
interest. This promise having boen
faithfully observed in the case of sev
eral depositors, lhere was a general
rush to deposit money with the stran
ger, the villagers even pawning their
goods and chattels to convert them in
As will readily be imagined the de
posits increased rapidly, and on the
7th inst, a large crowd assembled in
front of the welcome visitor's dwelling
to receive back their moneys with in
terest. They were told, however, to
return after a week, and obeyed. On
their coming again at the end of the
week they wepe asked to wait till tho
evening; but when evening came and
still there were no signs of payment,
the mob grew impatient, and the sub
inspector of Nanddigram Thana. Ral
Charan Ghose, with twenty-seven po
licemen appeared on the scene and or
dered them to disperse. The men asked
him to help them to recover their
money, but as he apparently did noth
ing, but persisted in the endeavor to
disperse them, they assaulted him, and,
when he sought refuge in a hut, locked
him in and set fire to the place, so that
he was burned alive.
Such is the story which, it is stated,
is now being inquired into by the dis
trict superintendent of police, who has
made several arrests. According to
one report the police visit was for tho
purpose of stopping gambling, and
their interference was resented in the
way described. The villagers, however,
declare that they have been done cut
of fifty-two thousand rupees.-Lahore
lie wine of Hlgll (ll ll I rs.
A young lady of small stature re
cently fainted at a dinner given in her
honor. It was then found she had
not been aide to touch either of her
feet to the floor or her back to the
chair, and the restricted circulation
and prolonged discomiort had finally
overcome her. An antiquarian traces
the present mania for high seats to
thc fact that at the old French courts
sets of handsome furniture were
ranged along the walls for effect, but
never occupied. The chairs and sofas
actually used were much lower. Fur
niture makers of today copy the more
showy pieces and further enhance
their inutility by spring cushions. The
dictum of a famous cabinet maker is
that in choosing chairs the knee of a
person standing should clear above
the seat he intends to occupy.-Pop
ular Science News.
A well meaning man feels rather
small when, alter wrestling for 10, 20,
3d years with the question of "will" or
"shall," "would" or "should," he gives
lt up and settles down at old age with
a compromise on an apostrophe. "PH
do it." or "I'd do it." satisfies all ex
cept thc most hypercritical taste, leav
ing tho reader to expand and extend as
he pleases.-New York Press.
Much in ll??r Niitno.
Church-She is a Russian Countess.
Gotham-Indeed! Has she much in
her own name?
"Has she? She's got nearly.the en
tire alphabet!"-Yonkers Statesman.