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EDGEFIELD. S. C.. WEDNESDAY. MAY 20. 1903
THE LAND OF f
Lot ni lot the' little- children boro the legends
and the rust;
Let them k<?ep the glad Illusion* of the years
that tire the best;
Lat them know the joyous fancies of the
And the wonderful ?aehantmoats only they
For tho years are coming to thom when
they'll Bh:b, and softly grieve .
That they loft the realm of childhood in tho
Land of M?ko Believe.
In the Land of Mako Bellovo thf>ro is a vine
tint meets tho sky,
And Jao's. goes up aud down it-we have
s?eh him, you ?nd I;
Thew's a w n llng path that leads us to the
hushes of the wood,
And a-many times we've trod lt with the
quaint KMI ?MingboDd; .
There's a frowning clin surmounted by a
castle jrmra und i;rlm,
and old Bluebeard lurks within lt -you
know how we peerod at bim!
No one who had happened to ob
' serve the figure of Mr. Bromley Brown
wandering round his garden on a cer
tain mild April morning would have
imagined him to be suffering from an
acute sense of regret for his wasted
From t* " top of his bald head to the
toes of his shiny boots he might havo
stood for a model of middle class pros
perity. His gray suit,-if it accentuated
tho round proportions pf his figure,
was of fashionable cut, and he held a
panama hat of finest straw in tho
square hand on which a diamond glit
tered in the spring sunshine. Behind
the terrace, over which figures of im
possible animals in stone kept watch
at each corner, stood his new and elab
orately furnished bungalow, aggressive
and . much decorated. Mr. "Bromley
Brown's room in the tower overlooked
.a streich, of pine woods-a small
lake, which shone with steely bright
ness under a fringe of larches, and a
far-away range of rising ground. He
did not. often glance at thc view, but
it pleased him to know that it was un
deniably finer than oven that com
manded from the windows of his neigh
bor, General Compton, whoso family
bad owned acres of surrounding heath
er and firs for generations past.
Mr. Brown took one "ist stroll on
the lawn, and as be slowly ascended
the steps of the terrace, the parlor
maid laid, the newspapers on a table
outside a bow window. A girl's figure ?
leaned out, and a young voice called
"Why do you look so solemn, papa,
, dear? What a perfect day it is! Warm
and sunny enough for June!"
The lines on Mr. Bromley Brown's
*T was thinking," he said, impress
ively, "of Low very little material corn
"I don't in the least, agree with you
there, dear," said Valentine, who was
"I have built this bungalow," con
fined Mr. Bromley Brown, "as a place
to rest in after a life spent in the
dullest of all occupations-money mak
ing. But I am awaro that thousands
of men would both have - enjoyed the
occupation and welcomed the poace of
this beautiful spot I .do neither. I
was destined by nature for something
"You say that because you have done
nothing lately but read those foolish
novels."-here she pointed a small,
scornful finger at a book lying open on
the table-"since you had influenza,
"I beg your pardon, Valentine-I
know I may not look it, but since my
earliest days, as I have often told you, I
have had a curious, wild craving for
adventure, for some excitement outside
the deadly routine of a business life.
It is hard," .and Mr. Bromley Brr>wn
raised his voice in querulous expostu
lation, "that here I am, a man who has
made a considerable fortune in a spe
cial cough lozenge, but who, all
through bis boyhood, has vainly wished
to be a pirate, and who now"-he
waved his hand in thc direction of
the bungalow, then toward the smooth
shaven lawn, "would most gladly give
all luis luxury to be a successful de
Valentine laughed, and leaned still
further out of the window. She, for
her part, was absolutely satisfied with
the fair face worn by the world around
her. She watched a fat blackbird as
he shuffled along by the golden border
of daffodils-she rejoiced to know that
the air was musical with the voices of
larks, to see that the sun glittered on
the pool below General Compton's
houso and turned its casements into
twinkling diamonds. A man went
slowly down the green drive by the
pool, his arm swaying to and fro as
he. sowed grass seeds. The earth
seemed to sing a song of renewal and
hope, of love and sunshine. How good
it was only to breathe and to live!
Other people might have thought that
life would be none the less pleasant
to Valentine because her eyes were
large and gray, and her cheeks rosy
like the bloom on the boughs of. a
cherry tree. But she did not take
much account of these advantages, nor
of the fact that she was the only child
of the prosperous house of Bromley
Her father took off his gold-rimmed
glasses-and laid down his newspaper.
"Ha! this is most curious!" said he.
"What a splendid chance if one could
only light upon him-the plausible
scoundrel! The shrewd young vil
Valentino turned her gray eyes on
his shining crimson face.
"Listen to me-Val," he cried, "you
remember the general told us last
week that the Mumbys and the Jehi
coes had both had their pantry win
dows forced open?"
"Did he? I don't think I was listen
.The Mumbys lost a lot of plated
things-I know that he keeps his sil
ver in the bank, and lets his friends
use those horrible thick spoons-and
poor old Jellicoe had that hideous cen
trepiece, given him by the cricket club,
taken. Now it transpires that in all
probability the burglar, or the moving
spirit of the >gang, is a young man who
bas been sketching houses in the
IQ the Land of Make Beliere wo used to
ramble up and down
To the playing of the rii>er lu the streets of
And we saw tho fairy mother make tho
horses rear and prnnce
When we rode wi.h Cinderella to tho palace
for the dance;
And of evening,, you remember how wo saw
some one go bv,
And wo knew lt. w"? the.Sandman, como to
abut each blinking eye!
All th? others-how wo loved th m! IIoW
tboy used to come and play
lill at last they e?nt a message mat they'd
come no moro, one day,
For they had to leave us lonely with' our
broken dreams nnd toys
While they staid bebiud In childhood with
the little girls and boys.
Lot us let the children have them, ero tho
years come Wbe? thoy grieve
That they ever found the hitrnway from the
Land of Make Believe!
W. D. Nesbit, in Chicago Tritune.
*ct Burglar. $
neighborhood. He professes to making
architectural drawings, and "by so do
ing finds out all manner of details."
"That is certainly very original."
"Original. I should think so. In
fernally sharp, I call it." Mr. Brom
ley Brown here proceeded to read aloud
an extract from the newspaper.
" 'The 'architect-burglar,' for by this
sobriquet this accomplished criminal is
now known, has* been seen, it is be
lieved, not long ago in this neighbor
hood, although probab'y he is now
many miles away from the scene of his
late exploits. Ho is described as a
young man of gentlemanlike and mili
tary appearance, with fair hair and
mustache, and wearing clothes of fash
ionable make.' "
Mr. Bromley Brown was soon ab
sorbed in meditation. He pictured
himself, resolute, terrible, cunning,
hounding, down this distinguished
criminal, bringing him to justice-af
terward, in court, replying with tell
ing sarcasm to the cross-examination
of the prisoner's counsel, and, lastly,
complimented by the judge on the lu?
cid, admirable way in which he had
given his evideuee. Life was no long
er sf^did and prosaic: it was palpitat
ing with romance. He fell asleep to the
accompaniment of the lark's song, and
dreamed that he was the chief of po
lice in Russia. Waking up with a
start, he heard the clock strike 12.
"Gracious me!" he cried aloud. With
his walting eyes he still seemed to see
the female Nihilist of his vision, point
ing a revolver at his head. He
stretched himself and walked sadly
across the lawn toward the hedge that
bounded his garden. Below him was
the riband of white road, pine bor
dered. Mr. Bromley Brown started,
but much more violently this time.
Then he rubbed his face and eyes with
A few yards away in the road he ?
saw the figure of a young man, tall,
fair, yes, and of unmistakably, soldier
ly appearance! And'he was sketching.
A thrill ran down Mr. Brown's spine.
He might not be thc chief of the Rus1
sian police, but was he not on the eve
of a discovery, an adventure, the pos
sible player in a great and dramatic
case? He coughed and unlocked the
gate leading to the road. In one mo
ment his mind had been made up. He
would invite this young man, obvious
ly no other than the architect-burglar,
with friendly greeting, into his house.
A hurried word to the coachman would
send him, on swift feet, for two of the
local police. Another messenger would
hasten to General Compton, the stern
est of county magistrates, and he would
arrive in time to be a witness of the
discomfiture of a notorious criminal,
and of the ingenuity and promptitude
of his old friend Brown. Meanwhile
the young man had looked up smiling
ly. In answer to the remarks of the
old gentleman by the hedge he said
that he had como a considerable dis
tanced-that-and this with "a very
pleasant laugh-well, yes, he was
thirsty, and that there would be plenty |
of time to finish his sketch after lun
cheon, and that he thought it a most
kind suggestion of his questioner to
invite him to have some.
Mr. Bromley Brown, whos'; check
had now lost much of its usual ruddi
ness, walked with set lips and a curi
ous enigmatic expression on his face
up the stone steps on to the terrace,
and the young man,, smiling and un
concerned, fallowed him into thc draw
ing room. For one instant Mr. Brown
glanced nervously at a silver box and
candlestick on Valentine's writing ta
ble. Then, murmuring an excuse, he
ran, panting, to the stables; in a chok
ing voice dispatched the astonished
coachman for the police, and a helper,
with an impressive message scribbled
on a card, to General Compton. On
his return he found the architect-bur
glar laughing over a favorite book of
Valentine's the "Diary of a Nobody"
and they two talked. Mr. Brown, for
his part, with a curious absent mind
edness, of books and different forms
of humor. The parlor maid inter
rupted them to say that some cold
meat was ready, and the two men ad
journed to the dining room. Thc guest
seemed duly grateful for a whiskey
"That's a beautiful old cup," he re
marked, pointing to a piece of silver
of Queen Anne date in the middle of
Mr. Bromley Brown's expression of
mingled triumph and sarcasm passed
unnoticed by the cheerful young visit
or, who talked for some time with in
telligence and Knowledge on the sub
ject of old plate. Mr. Brown was be
coming so agitated that he began to
walk up and down the room.
"And these are lovely spoons." ob
served the architect-burglar, with ap
palling coolness. The clock struck
erne-and he rose quickly to his feet.
"Thank you a thousand times for
yosr hospitality," be said, pleasantly.
"I am afraid I must be off. You see
I am sketching for duty, not pleasure."
Mr. Brown gazed at him aghast, but
not without admiration! He felt that
this must indeed be one of the most re
markable criminals now at large.
"Don't hurry-pray," he said, ner
vously. "Have a glass of green Char
"You are too kind," said his guest.
There was a sound of steps at th? I a
oor, and a volco outside, which sound?
d like a word of command, said:
"Whero is the man?"
The door was flung open, and a tall,
Dldierly figure stepped quickly into
iie dining room.
"Well, Brown, what's all this about?"
General Compton, young and alert
sr his years, stared at his friend with
pair of very keen eyes under white
i'ebrows. "You told me it was some
cry urgent business," continued thc
en-ra!. Then his eyes foll on the
oung man by the furlhei' Window.
"Bless my soul, Estcourt! I didn't
ce it was you in the corner.
"Yes, and how are' you, general?"
?tier the young man, advancing, with
Mr. Bromley Brown felt a sudden
Did perspiration on his forehead. Ho
'as entirely unable to utter a word.
"Mr.-Mr.?" said the young man
was so kind as to ask me to have a
'hiskey and soda. It is so wonderful
T hot for April, and I've been out do
ig this blessed topography for the
ist four hours.
"Ah! then you don't know each oth
r?" said the general. "Brown, this
5 Lord Estcourt, son of my old friend
.born I have often talked about, you
now. He is working like a nigger at
[ie college."-and "thc speaker pointing
sward a distant view of a large white
uilding miles away beyond the grove
f pines. "Estcourt, th it; is Mr. Brom
by Brown, one of my best neighbors."
Mr. Brown felt as if some one had
truck him a violent blow on the head,
te was giddy as he stiffly extended an
;y hand toward the young man.
"Papa! papa!" A fresh young voice
ame echoing from the garden, and in
nother moment a young girl ran into
lie room. Lord Estcourt, was just re
alling to mind a well known adver
Bromley Brown's Cough Lozenge?
rc the Best! They will cure a cough
f long standing, arising from no mat
ar what cause," but the girl's face
aught his attention. It was fair and
ushed, and the Inrgc gray eyes shone
larlike under her broad black hat.
"Papa, there are two policemen
ere! They say they have come for
ame one-what, docs it mean?"
"Oh, only about the chickens that
rere stolen, my dear," said her father,
"But there are no chickens! You
now you said you wouldn't have any,
ecause you said they spoil the gar
"Did I say chickens?" Mr. Bromley
trown's dreary expression was that of
victim being led to execution. "Of
ourse I meant the forced strawber
ies. Valentine, my dear"
The young man was still gazing at
he lovely, puzzled face of his host's
"Your father has been so kind to me,
liss Brown," said he. "I am strug
ling over military drawing, and in
aily terror of being plowed. But this
aorning I am going back to work in
igorated and rested, and full of cour
^5he^bkrsl?e^ TS?ST! lliel his
miling blue ones.
"Oh! You are studying at the col
ige.'" . .
"Yes-I wonder-would you and youl
ather care to come -over and see il
.>Oh! that would be delightful, papa
ear, wouldn't it?"
"Yes, indeed, indeed it would." Mr
irown was still feeling half paralyzed
"Goodby, Estcourt, my boy," sail
rcneral Compton. "I have got to hav<
. word now wiin Brown on some most
mportant business about which I cami
Lord Estcourt drew a litue nearei
"You Will drive over very soon, then
"Thank you-I am sure we shall en
oy it over so much!"
"Then we won't say goodby, I think,'
aid he, as he took her hand.-The
QUAINT AND CURIOUS.
The biggest wheat field in the worlr!
> in the Argentine. It belongs to ar
tal ian named Guazone and covers jusi
ver 100 square miles.
The stick insect of Borneo is thc
irgest insect known. Specimens, Ii
aches in length, have been captured
'he stick insect exactly resembles z
ieee of rough stick.
In Lynn, Mass., 24,000,000 pairs ol
hoes were made last year; in Brock
on, 17,000,000 pairs and in Havcrhill
2,000.000 pairs. These three cities
herefore, turned out enough shoes tc
upp-ly one pair for two-thirds of th(
lopulation of the country.
The most widely separated points be
ween which a telegram can be senl
re British Columbia and New Zea
and. A telegram sent from one tc
he other would make nearly a cir
uit of the globe and would traverse
ver 20,000 miles in doing so.
Joseph Powell, a 13-year-old boj
rho lives in New Albany, Ind., ha?
iterally outgrown his skin. During }
ix months' illness his height increasec
2 inches and his skin became as. tigh
s a drumhead, finally bursting in sev
rai places. The breaks are now heal-,
By a law recently enacted in Russia
ny university or high school studeni
/ho creates or causes disorder shal!
e drafted into the army for a period ol
rom one to three years. Thia is tc
urb the rashness and fondness foi
aischief of college students, who im
gine they have thc privilege to annoj
A fence nearly 200 feet long at Liv
ngston, Mont., is made entirely o:
orns of the elk-more properly caner
wapiti. These animals, like the othen
f the deer family, shed their norm
nee a year and grow new ones. Thi
ld horns aro found in large number:
a the forests, and are used for vari
us commercial purposes.
"Tho house is on fire!" cried th?
?nor. "The audience must be dis
lissed as quickly as possible."
"All rirht," replied the manager
Say nothing about the fire. Go ou/
_.. .??"?m... ? if
CLEVER and peculiar e?
ample of bridge coustruc
tion and erection has re
cently boen carried out up
on the senconst of County
Antrim in thc North of
Ireland. At this point tbe shore drops
precipitously into -the soa. tho cliffs
known as "Gobnns" Cliffs,"- which
tower to ii height of 200 or 300 feet,
being of the basaltic origin seen In this
part of the country. . .
This seacoast scenery ls of the wild
est and withal most oeautifni In 'its
solemn grandeur in the North of Ire
FECULIAR BRIDGE CONSTRUCT
land; and to enable visitors and tourists
to view the spectacle from its most ad
vantageous points, and also to gain ac
cess to the many remarkable caves in
the vicinity, a walk bas been cut out
and built Iii the face of the cliffs, which
in Itself constitutes a commendable
engineering achievement This path
way is only from two to three feet In
width, and winds along the face and
climbs the cliffs In jv most-exxj-nordjU
nary manner, wh^K from a short dist
f^^it^?r?^^rirtl??parts to the promenade
a most perilous appearance, since im
mediately below the waves thunder
among the rocks. But the.walk has
been most skillfully aud cleverly de
signed and constructed. Steps are cut
roughly ant. broadly into the solid
rock, but to insme perfect safety to
climbers a handrail has been provided.
The intervals between the rocks are
spanned by delicate and spider-looking
bridges of iron. Thc length of the
walk so far constructed is nearly three
miles, and it is to bo continued for an
other two miles, which it is anticipated
will be completed within a few months.
The work is being carried .out by the
Belfast and Northern Counties Rail
road under the supervision of Mr.
Berkeley Wisc, tho chief engineer to
The most notable triumph of engi
neering in connection with this work
GENERAL VIEW SHOWING THE
is thc erection o: what is known as
Gobnns' Bridge. This structure is dis
tinctive owing to its curious design,
being elliptical in shape. Tills piece
of work was rendered necessary to
span a gap sixty-five feet in width,
giving access from the mainland to an
isolated rock known as "Tho "Man-of
Tho general shape of thc ellipses of
thc bridge aud its method of construc
tion may be comprehensively gathered
from our illustrations. The bridge bas
a clear spau of sixty-live feet, but is
seventy feet in length from end to end.
The main structure of the bridge con
sists ol' twelve ellipses. made of steel
placed equidistant. The major axis of
each elliptical section is seven feet in
side, willi a minor axis of four feet
eight inches. As will bo seen from our
illustrations, each of tile ellipses
is made in two segments of three-inch
by three-inch by throe-eighths-inch an
gles. They aro spaced seven foot three
inches centres, except Ibo end ones,
which aro two foot four and one-half
inches centres. Thc ellipses are held
/irmly in position' by means of longi
tudinal Iron bars, attached to tho el
lipses by means of stiffening plates
ten inches hy fen indies by throe
cighths-iuch. Tim longitudinal mem
bers are angles three inclus by (bree
inches by three-eighths-inch, and the
flat bars are three inches by cue-half
inch. The ellipses are additionally
strengthened by means of diagonal
stays or bracings extending from tho
points where thc half sections of the
ellipses are joined.
This arrangement yields a stronger
foundation to that portion' of the ellipse
which is to Carry the greatest weight,
I. e., tho floor. The diagonal lattice
steel 'girders nre throe inclie? hy one
half Inch, and carriers for floor angles
three Inches by three inches by three-1
eighths inch. The flooring of tho
bridge comprises two pieces of
pitch pine twelve indies in width
by throe indies in thickness, laid
up the Interior bottom surface
of the ellipse and raised sufficiently
therefrom to afford a perfectly flat
surface upon which to walk. In tho
cross Section therefore thc Internal
majoren xis from the floor to the crown
of the ellipse is sufficient to afford H
dear walking space-to accommodate
the tallest persons.
Owing to the exposed, position of thc
site of the bridge, the turbulency of the
surf .playing Upon the rocks immedi
ately below, and the strength of the
tides,', lt was found Impossible to erect
the bridge on the spot. Under those
circumstances the structure was erect
ed at; Belfast and transferred intact
to t Scow. The latter was then towed
ION ON THE NORTH COAST OF
. ? ^ ? ? _ _
to "f!h? Man-of-War" rock and enre
fully^bjrouglit to, as far as possible,.
Immediately below the" spot where it
was w be Installed. Lifting tackle was
then-placed in position upon each side
of tlj? gap TO be spanned at the road
. way jjjevel; nnd the lifting cables at
tachent to eadrund of the bridge. The
hoisting operation had to, bo carried
out yWh extreme .caro, vowing to the
J cz-Diwjjfc^jsii?e-. in which the lifting
tackleTwas operated, and to prevent the
structure .being thrown7S*y--.lts . own
swinging motion when suspended In
the.air against the face of ibo rocks,
which would "have seriously damaged
it. Thc "structure was, however, lifted
to Its position without mishap, lt was
originally intended to stay the bridge
when In position with guys, but when
,the bridge wa? eroded it was found to
be sufficiently rigid to dispense with
these additional supports. Tho bridge
was designed by Mr. Berkeley Wise,
the chief engineer to the Belfast and
Northern Counties Railroad of Ireland.
Doihentlc and Forden Enveloper*.
In the United States we use an en
velope that ls thick enough to render
the contents invisible and tough
enough t? withstand the wear and tear
of the mail pouch. The consideration
of postage never worries us. In Europe
POSITION OF THE BRIDC-E ON
it is different. The thinnest of paper is
used for envelopes, but the inside is
stamped in colors to make it opaque.
The writing paper is seldom so thin.
New York Press.
Fluh-Hook Shield nntl Vloat.
A novel device for the convenience of
the fisherman is tile combined fish-hook
shield and float shown herewith. Thc
spring lock as shown in tho illustration
FISH-HOOK Slli HLD AND l'LOAT.
applies to any ordinary sized fish-hoik
and any pole. It covers and birks the
hook to the polo or rod securely when
nut in use. It is quickly applied, holds
well, is nicely finished and can be car?
ried in tho vost pocket.
The Agricultural Department has
107,001) voluntary crop observers. Cot
Ion is reported on seven times tl year,
wheat eight times, corn and oats each
In Hie last two years one in eight ol'
all deaths in Chicago have beeu from
Able Men Are Necessary ?rt All
Branches to Make lt Pay.
A railroad is a machine for making
?noncy, and the machine must be kept
in good order. To this end sound con
structive material is wanted and insist
ed upon, says Collier's Weekly. Twen
tieth century railway managers have
a weakness for men who do their work
well. They have an idea that by lift
ing the efficient ones to higher seats
tho road is benefited in dollars. This
j idea governs employment.
Suppose tho applicant for position is
20 years of age and wishes to become
J an engineer. He is assigned to a loco
motive, in.charge of a fireman, but un
der the suerai instructions of the en
gineer. During a period of from two
weeks to a month he works without
I pay, because it is only a tentative ser
vice meant to put him to the final test
of his potential fitness Xor the work. If I
he comes out all right, the engineer
gives him a certificate to the effect
that he is believed to possess the
makeup needful to a locomotive engi
Once in possession of this certificate
of potential fitness, the younfe man Is
soon found on a freight engine as fire
man, drawing full pay. In this ca
pacity he serves not less than three \
! years. Then he is competent generally |
to take charge of a freight engine.
This point attained, he is practically
assured that hs will in time be ap
pointed to a position of the first class,
that of engineer of a passenger train.
The operating department is one
that attracts many young men not of
a mechanical turn of mind. They be
gin variously as "students" in tele
graph offices, ticket offices, signai tow
ers, etc. It takes them six months pr
a year to gain a practical knowledge of
the. routine duties of thc men in the
lower gradc-3 of operating workmen
over vnorn lt is their aim as a rule to
exercise ?upervision. During the pe
riod of studenthood they receive from
$15 to $20 a month. Having served
the time needful to fit him for the re
sponsibility tho new railroader is ap
pointed agent at a minor station-a
telegraph operator, a towerman or a
switchman. The pay of station agents
or operators ranges from $40 to $50 a
month, and switchmen get from $50 to
$70 a month.
Thc term of apprenticeship for a
trainman is the shortest of all, and on
account ol' the quickly acquired earn
ing capacity thc larger number are at
tracted to this branch of railroading.
Within a month the new man may be
come a brakeman on a freight train at
,$55-io $75 a month. In two years he
may bec?mc a freight conductor at $90
to $100 a m?lrtiiioln^six years, accord
ing to condit'onsTthTTTOStof passen
ger conductor may be his aT'^saJaTy^
ranging from $90 to $120 a month. In
the train service the matter of prece
dence depends almost wholly on indi
vidual merit and seniority.
When They See the President.
To see tho president, to shake han'1"
j with him and exchange a word of
greeting is the ambition of every new
comer here who favors the democratic
American custom of handshaking. Re
cently a party of over a hundred stu
dents from the Normal college of West
Chester, Pa., were received by the
president. Standing at Secretary
Cortelyou's old desk in the executive
office of the White House, the presi
dent received his visitors, who filed by
him and out of the other door. As a
revelation in facial expression the fac
es of those entering and those leaving
presented a remarkable picture. As
the linc entered every face was intent
ind drawn, tho feminine members were
busy taking a last furtive poke at their
i front locks or getting a new poise of
j their hats, the masculine members
wore as busy assuming an erect and
military carriage and a determined
and strenuous expression. A moment
later the same people emerged after
their handshake. Their faces were
lightened with a look of translated
joy, the hand the president had shaken
with his usual hearty grasp was still
extended and regarded with a sort of
awestruck admiration. People were
whispering to each other, "Did you
! hear what he said?" "How nice he did
say 'Delighted' when he spoke to me!"
"Did you sec him smilo when I said
Binghampton?'" "He shook my
hand again when I told him my broth
er was a soldier." "Just to think, he
was the president-the president of
the*United States!" So, one by one,
each with a distinct, definite impres
sion, and each with a particular per
sonal note, filed away, each face show
ing the pleasure of thc individual at
thc meeting and each carrying away a
memory of a lifetime, a meeting with a
real president.-Washington Corre
spondence, New York Tibune.
A Long Ride.
"Old Salt" was interested in the
first railroad that was built in the
state-a very crude line, 40 miles in
After it had been operated for years
the company sued for damages. Old
Salt was called as a witness for the
defence. Counsel asked a question
during his examination of Salt which
seemed to the judge to make it proper
for plaintiff's counsel to go into the
general reputation o2 tho road. He
asked if it were not true that numer
ous accidents had happened on the
"N-n-n-evcr knew but wu-wu-wu
one," was the answer.
"And what was that, Mr. Williams?
Explain the character of it in full,
"A mi-mi-mi-middle aged gi-gi-gi-girl
got on the t-t-t-train at P-p-p-Pontiac,
and d-d-d-died of old age before she got
to De-dc-de-Dctroit.-Lippincott's Mag
Couldn't Help That.
"Every limo you draw a breath."
said tho young mau who dabbled ia
things scientific, "somebody dies."
"Well." replied the practical mai?.
"I'm sure it isn't up to me to stop
breathing on that account."-Chicago
A raindrop one-twenty-fifth of an
inch in diameter cannot fall at any
creator rpecd I lian 13 loci, in a second.
Raindrops rarely exceed one-eighth of
an inch in diameter.
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In the cities, where a majority of the
inhabitants live in great boxes of
brick, an important part of any plan
for backyard ornamentation should be
found in the provision of miniature
hanging-gardens in the shape of win
To secure the best results in window
gardening, care should be uestowed on
the construction of the tiny conserva
tories themselves. The best boxes are
of galvanized tin, fitted snugly into
niches in the window-sills or rested se
curely upon ornamental iron brackets
outside the windows. Convenient di
mensions fer a window-box are a
height of seven inches, and width ap
proximately the same. It is Important
that a number of small holes be pro
vided at tbs bottom of the box, in order
to insure good drainage. As in the
case of thc backyard flower-beds, care
expended upon the soil will bc well re
paid by the results attained in the
floral harvest. Indeed, if anything,
greater care should be bestowed upon
the earthen bed in a window conserva
tory than upon the flower-plots in the
yajd. The window-box should be pro
vided first with a layer of broken bits
of crockery, this covered with coarse
sand and gravel, bits of charcoal being
scattered about, then a'l the remaining
space filled with rich garden loam.--.
Woman's Home Companion.
Dr. Katz, a foreign savant, calls at
tention in a recent article to the proper
seating of children in school. Many
teachers and physicians now insist o?
the necessity in placing the children
who do not see and hear well nearen
to the board. Dr. Katz considers it of.
ten of more importance to bring them
nearer the windows. He recommends
that each pupil be individually exam
ined as to the place he can see the
board without, straining or blinking,
and whether' he can read the smallest
type in his text book through smoked
glasses without becoming tired. Those
who have strong eyes, as shown by
these tests, should be put furthest
from the windows and the board, while
the weaker ones are moved to more fa
vorable localities. It is urged that th6
pupils who provo markedly defectivo
In being unable to read through tba
smoked glasses when near the win
dows, or who oannot see the board
from tbc front scats, be sent to an oc
ulist and provided with glasses. The
doctor urges that this examination bo
conducted each year.
A stadium was the Greek measuri
of length. It likewise signified 125
Roman paces, which was the length of
the foot race course at Olympia. Hence
it came to mean an athletic course
and ampitheatre. It is a fine classic
term and will harmonize with the dar
sie shados of Harvard.
When the little sons of Princes!
Christian were still in their nursery,
at Cumberland Lodge, one of theil
favorite amusements was to watch tho
exercising of the cavalry detachments
stationed at Windsor. A story is told
of how, on a certain occasion, afte?
Intently watching for some time the
procession of horses and men, one ol
the little fellows turned in excitement
to the princess and said:
"Oh! mamma, I wish I could be a
soldier. Why can't I?"
To this his mother made answer:
"Well, dear, I don't think you would
like- lt, really. For one thing, you
would have to le.ive nurse, and you
would not like that,"
This little prince, who was very
fond of his nurse, promptly replied:
"Oh! no, I shouldn't; I should tako
ter with me."
"But, my dear, soldiers can't take
nurses about with them "
"Oh! yes, mamma, they can. Why, j
on Sundays, when we go into tho Long .
Walk, all the soldiers we see have
nursemaid* with them."-'dlJitrated
Tb.c factories, the mines, the vrorte
shops and the great mercantile estab
lishments of our country teem with
the labor of our children, says W. S.
Waudby, in an article on Child La
bor in Leslie's Monthly. Some of
them are of the age required by the
laws of the State; but innumerable
thousands are much below the limit
these statutory laws provide for, and
the laws of nature demand. There are
few branches of our great industrial
life which are not overcrowded with
child labor. I have been informed by
Mr,William C. Hunt, chief statistician
for population, that The report of the
census office for the year 1900 will
show that for the mainland of the
UnitcM' States, excluding Alaska and
Hawaii, there were, approximately, one
million, seven hundred and fifty thou
sand persons from ten to fifteen years
of age inclusive, reported as engaged
In gainful occupations.
The difference in degrees in ma
turity between boys and girls in the
freshman year is a fundamental rea
son for segregation, according'to a
statement just issued by Dr. W. R.
Harper, president of thc University o?
Chicago. Dr. Harper says: "When
thrown together in a new environment
on entrance to tho university boys and
girls become conscious of differences
before unnoticed, and the personal el
ement creeps in too strongly for the
best work. In the secondary school
this is not the case, for the reason that
the boys and girls there have been
growing up together and do not'no
tice that one group matures earlier
than the other.'