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EDGEFIELD, S. C.. WEDNESDAY. JUNE U. 1903
A STUDY IN FEMINir
On a crisp afternoon in carly au
tumn Juno was walking across the
campus. The Crock professor when
she entered the class room greeted her
as Miss Lawrence, and in the registry
her Christian namo was Eleanor. But
if you had watched lier progress down
the straight path, you would know
?why tho girls called her Juno. They
had given her the name in her fresh
man year. Now she was a senior and
it fitted her still better. She was tall.
There was rhythm in her motion, and
vigor, as if ail her muscles had been
... doveloped in harmony. Her head turned
the least bit to ene sid? and slightly
tilted backward, thc erect shoulders
and straight back, thc grace and poise
of the whole body as she walked all
befitted a goddess. Her hair was
black. It was parted and coiled loose
ly just above the line of her neck with
out breaking the natural contour of
the head. The eyes leo were dark and
. be checks rosy. It was in coloring
rather than in beauty of feature that
thc charm of her face lay.
As Juno opened her Iliad and knotted
her brows, Mary Tilton, watching her
In a corner, felt like protesting against
the inflictions of education. Theoreti
cally, to be sure, there was propriety
enough in Juno's reading the Iliad;
nothing could have suited her style
better. But Juno had displayed no af
finity for Greek nor for any oilier
branch of learning. It seemed to Maty
preposterous that such a girl should
' be made to mope over bosks. It would
be quite as sensible to cap!ure a young
deer and compel it tc study logarithms.
Juno belonged out of doors. She should
be free. It ought to bc enough for
anybody to sec her a beautiful, strong,
natural being. Juno would have en
dorsed Mary's views if they had come
up for consideration. She had not
formulated any like them in her own
mind, but she lived up to them. t. She
placed no strain upon her Intelcct will
ingly. She fell in cordially willi na
ture's plan regarding her person. Such
aids to its realization as the morning
plunge, a full allowance of exercise in
the open air, and nourishing food, she
employed generously. She took pains
that her dressmaker should acquiesce
In the designs tba', seemed to have
been conceived in Paris with special
refrence to her figure. Thc beauty of
her hair was-enhancd at home by the
.activities of her- maid; at college it
Jjl^irr Tilto who delighted to brush
it m-pr^SiWniif did- not revel.
selfishly in her hattrr!rra!trae^venbss.
She was perfectly willing that others
should enjoy it.
As the class left thc room, Juno and
Mary walked away arm in arm. It was
the last recitation in thc afternoon.
"Come out for a walk," Mary sug
gested. "Let's have supper cn the hill.
We can wrap up warm."
"You always know just what wiH
suit me. Mary," said Juno. "I want
to get off somewhere, and have a
chance to think.'
Mary looked up in vague alarm. She
never before had known Juno to want
to think. But she said nothing.
When Juno reached her room she
threw her Iliad on the desk and her
self on a couch, where she lay with
eyes closed, her hands clasped over
her head. Mary Tilton meantime ^an
up two Sights of stairs to her room.
She extracted from the larder, which
is mere requisite a part of a college
girl's room than a desk, four eggs.
These she put on thc gas stove to boil.
"Twenty minutes." she said to herself;
"Juno won't eat them unies-.; they arc
hygienic." Then she ran down the two
flights to a small grocery store that
thrived under the '.ollege roof on the
patronage of thc students, to mount
once more with the materials for sand
wiches, fruit, and a jar of milk. The
college supper bell was ringing when,
lunch basket in hand, she knocked at
Juno's door. The "Come!" sounded
"Did I wake you up?" asked Mary
No matter. I'm ready. I was dread
fully tired, and I don't want to look
"Kent is coming."
"I thought you forbade him to come
again,' rose to Mary's lips. What she
said was: "You ll have a good time."
"On the contrary," said Juno, "he
bores me a good deal."
The next day was Sunday. The girls
did not meet until evening. Mary spent
the holiday in the library working up
history topics. There was no evidence
In Juno's Monday recitation that her
friend had confined her exertions to
her town subject. At an early hour in
the afternoon Kent Thorpe was shown
into the college drawing room. The
fortunate circumstance that his great
grandfather had married Eleanor Law
rence's great-grandmother established
a blood relationship between student
and guest that made jt within the
bounds of college discipline for them
to leave the building together. As they
did so, it was observed from several
windows that, the tall stranger with
fair skin and hair and manly bearing
did not look out of place beside Juno
They did not return until sundown
During the evening they conversed sc
daftly in a corner of the college draw
ing room, Kent looking a if the whole
institution was weighin] him down
A spectator would have detected a mis
chicvousness in Eleanor * demeanoi
that she hardly could have introducet
for the purpose of allaying his discom
At bedtime, when Mary was brush
lng the black glossy hair that tool
more of her attention than her own
Juno raid: "We tramped for miles
Then he read me a magazine artic!
ihat he has written. Here are hi
sketches for it. Aren't they beaut
?ul?" She spread them out on th
couch, her long hair slipping over ho.
white arms as she bent down. Mar
atonr* hrmfc in hand: nit orinar Ile* i
ig of Juno.
staccatos of admiration. "His article
isn't so good." Juno admitted, "but I
can put it into shape for him."
Mary repressed her surprise at this
budding of literary criticism. "Has he
gone?" she asked.
"No. He missed thc train. He tele
phoned that he would como again to
Mary grinned behind thc screen of
Juno's hair. "Then look out for tomor
row," she said soberly.
"Nonsense!" said Juno.
At 10 o'clock, according to college
rules, every light must be out. On tho
Sunday night after Kent's second call
Juno obeyed, and so did Mary. Cut
when Juno, in a loose gown and soft
slippers, rapped on Mary's door she
found her friend similarly arrayed and
perched on a high window seat, in thc
moonlight. She climbed up beside her
and laid head in her lap.
"Have you come to tell me anything,
Juno?" asked Mary roguishly.
"Certainly not." Juno spoke severe
ly. "I don't feel like talking at all. I
never shall marry him," she asserted
with contradictory irrelevance.
Marj' van her fingers through thc soft
hair. She said nothing.
"He's just my age," remarked Juno,
"and stunning to look at."
"Well?" Mary ventured.
"He is awfully fond of golf and walk
ing and all that."
"Ho says we have tho same tastes in
music and bcoks and such, tilings."
"Very likely," asserted Mary. If
Juno should develop any predilections
at all in those directions, it seemed
likely that they would follow Mr.
"But I don't ?are for him. Besides,
I never could stand being tied down j
even if I did love anybody."
'"SThat docs he say to that?"
"He says he will make mc. He says
I should bc freer than ever."
"He doesn't know her," thought
"But he doesn't really core for mo."
Juno explained. "He is misled because
he never happened'to come across my
"Some of that is true," said Mary, ?
adding to herself, "and he won't again.''
"There are quantities of other wom
en that would be just as congenial and
stimulating to him if ba knew them."
"Then it is your duty to toll him so."
"I tried to, but he interrupted me.'
?i? -II .?Mn r - ;- A ' ' -?
"It wasn't very nice. He said 'Damn
the other women!'"
On Monday afternoon Mary found
Juno bending over the manuscript of
Mr. Thorpe's article which by free uso
of a pencil she had rendered absolute
"When on earth did you do all that?"
"I've done nothing else all day.
There! read it and see if you think,
of anything else to do to it. I have
been over it so many times that I know
it by heart. I simply cannot look at it
Mary took up the sheets.
"No, give it to me!" said Juno. "I'll
read it to you. I'd like to."
"Why did you.do all that?" asked
"I don't know. Yes, I do too. I want
him to know how much I care for him
as a friend."
On Tuesday Jur>.o received a letter.
To the judicial mind the gratitude that
,it expressed might have seemed ex
cessive. "It was too good of you to
bother over my miserable art if le, dear.
Yes, dear, dear, dear. I will say it.
How can I ever thank you enough?
And not for that only. How can I tell
you what your grand, sweet, womanly
nature has done for me? Oh, Eleanor,
I love you. Yes, I will say that tco."
On Wednesday, as Juno came out
from thc college postoffice with Mary, j
she said; "I'm not used to getting so
many love letters a day. Do I love
"No," said Mary, decisively, "you
Juno looked relieved. "He wants to
come up again on Saturday," she said,
"but I have written him not to. I was
good, wasn't I?"
"Very," said Mary.
On Thursday Mr. Thorpe wrote that
there were some points in his article
that they positively must talk over to
gether. "I shall bc firm, Mary," said
Juno. "It won't do at all for him to
"Why, Juno?" and Mary looked into
"He goes to California next month,"
pursued Juno, evasively; "probably I
never shall see him again."
Friday was Juno's afternoon at
home. She always served tea to the
girls. When Mary arrived the couches
and chairs were filled and several
guests were on the floor. Peals of
laughter announced that Juno was en
tertaining the company with her own
version of some incident in college lifo.
She never appeared more brilliant or
more irresponsible. Mary, who al
ways slipped into a corner on these
occasions, sat watching her friend wist
fully. She could see in the vivacious
face no suggestion of the week's siege
that Juno's heart bad undergone.
Would Kent Thorpe, or any other man,
siic asked herself, ever be Juno's con
quering hero? Her answer came un
expectedly. Au she tried to go out un
noticed while the jolity was in full
twing, Juno opened the door for her.
"I telegraphed him to come tomorrow,"
she said in an undertone.
Mr. Thorpe must have known tho
lime table by heart. Doubtless it was
his custom, moreover, to keep his
dress-suit case pacVd- These facts
favored his arrival In response to
Juno's te . at an hour that antici
pated thc usual one for morning calls.
Punctuality, however, did not so much
characterize his manner when, al dusk.
Juno torc her hand from his at the col
Mary Tilton found the history topics
.ich in suggestion that Saturday. In
place of Marj' Queen of Scots, she
would see Juno; Sir Philip Sidney
javo place to Kent Thorpe. At sup
per Juno's seat was empty. Mary
round her in her room in an attitude
3f dejection. Her face was the picture
"What now?" Mary tried to speak
"He has gone."
"No, to his hotel."
"Then you have not parted for all
"I should think not," cried Juno.
"Oh, Mary!" and the goddess burst
Mary was to say the least perplexed.
Mr. Thorpe had expressod a strong dc
sire to'come. Juno had summoned him
of her own will. He had -promptly rc?
sponded. Now she wept because ht
had not gone. Whatever the reason,
it was sufficiently agitating to sec Juno
in tears She somehow suspected that
tears, in the case of Juno, meant down
fall. It was the first time that she had
i,cen her cry.
"It's hideous!" Juno proclaimed. a3
soon as she could speak. A comiral
look aided her aa she removed thc
irace? cf tears. Marj' waited In silence
for further enlightenment. "It's sim
ply hideous," Juno repeated, "to adore
anybody as I do him."
"Then you will go to California with
him?" Mary smiled as she spoke.
"No, but only because he has given
up going. I would go to thc moon with
him if he wanto* me to."-Now York
QUAINT AND CURIOUS.
The first ice cream ever sold as c
regular article of commerce was
slapped by a Cost?n merchant named
Tudor in 1S05. He sent a load to
Another girl has been found who
likes needles. In Ashland, Pa., the oth
er da>\ a IC-year-old girl was operated
on in the state hospital, and no less
than 12f> needles were taken out of her
bands and arms. It scms that she did
not like to go to school and as an ex
cuse would stick needles into'herseir. <
She semed to have suffered no great I
inconvenience from doing so. <
Thc four-year-old son of a French '
packer recently disappeared, and the '
authorities instituted a search, but 1
without result. Tho same day, how
ever, thc boy was returned in a pack- '
ing case which had been seut to a cus- '
tomer as containing goods. The child
had apparently got into the empty j
case, fallen asleep, and had been
packed up. Luckily, the lid only fittei
.loosely, and the boy is none the worso
The Eskimos possessed the most re
narkablo place of worship in the
vorld. It was a sealskin church,
forty sealskins were stretched over a
ight framework, and in this tent, 18
feet by 12, services were held every y
Sundav. But the church came to an
intiirrrr;-r-nd. One hard winter the
Eskimos' dogs, being half famished,
lined on the sealskins, and only the r
Traine was left. The Eskimos have f
now erected a dog proof tabernacle. f
A procession of the unemployed that 1
look place in 17t?4 says the London Ex- 1
press, did not meet with any great sue- t
cess cr public sympathy. In that year t
wi?s went oat cf fashion, and the wig- >
makers of London wore thrown out of 3
work and reduced to distress. They ?
petitioned George III to compel gentle
men to wear wigs by law. As the wig- 1
makers went in procession to St. J
Janies to present their petition it was
noticed that most of those persons who j 1
wanted to compel other people to i 1
wear wigs wore no wigs themselves. | 1
This striking thc London mob as very j
inconsistent, they seized the proces
sionists and forcibly cut off all their
An interesting discovery was made
recently at Peterborough cathedral ]
during the progress cf some evacua
tions in connection with the underpin
ning of the south wall of thc sanctuary.
Three stone coffins, one very large and
two smaller, and the stem of a Saxon
cross, richly ornamented with mould
ing of a well known Celtic pattern,
were discovered. The spot is thc north
eastern extremity of the Saxon church
which was destroyed by fire by the
Danes, and propably formed part of a
monastic burial ground. Archaeolo
gists believe the small coffins may have
been those nf the children of one of
the kings of Mercia. The cross is to ba
preserved in the cethadral.
Athletics in Our Navy.
The navy department has issued b
special order announcing the allot
ments of athletic outfits to naval ves
sels according to their complements,
and saying that they will be supplied
at once. These outfits include balls,
baseball bats, mitts, masks, protectors
and bags, being gloves, footballs, foot
ball trousers, stockings and belts, pro
tectors anl bags hoxin? gloves fenc
ing gloves and masks. The fencing
outfit is designed for the special use
of officers. On the request of squad- |
ron commanders trophies will be fur
nished their commands as follows:
Vessels having complements of 300
or mor i: Rowing, a gilded rooster;
failing, n small model of a navy cut
ter under sail; baseball, a blue and
gold banner; football, a gilded wood
en football: fencing, crossed broad
swords. Vessels having complements
of less than 300: Rowing, a silver roast
er; sailing, a small model of a navy
whaleboat under sail; baseball, a red
and gold banner; football, a silver
wooden football; fencing, crossed
broadswords. All trophies arc to be
suitably mounted and so arranged that
thc necessary inscription can bo en
tered upon them yearly, and are also
to be protected by glass cases.-New
York Commercial Advertiser.
The telephone can no longer be le
gally used by Gorman physicians in
d k l nt ing proscriptions to druggists,
because of the chances of fntul misun
S DUELLING FOR ?
I FUN. I
Duelling not for honor, but for fun,
ls ODO of the latest pastimes Indulged
a by the gayest of nations. And they
:all this fencing with but ton less foils,
Jo the merry Gauls, "la poule sang
lante," I. e.. thc bloody hen. For these
ensanguined poultry contests thc fol
lowing regulations have been bud
lown: "Swords with buttonless blades,
face uncovered, right ann bared, ordl
inry kid gloves if desired, lipper pari
)f the body clothed In a vest Utting
lightly to Mic skin, belts forbidden,
!*ach fencer to bc assisted by two sec
TUE DUEL BETWEEN :
Dnds. Tho competitions will consist
jf two-niinu'.c bouts, and will stop at ]
the first blood." The hi st public eve nt 1
?f this kind took place early in .March I
at Neuilly, near Paris, the fighting
Jocks (or hens) to lead off being M. La
berdesque and M. de Vllett*. Thc lut
ter received a scratch on tho foreaun.
Then the police intervened. After a
perfunctory though clamorous official .
demonstration, the officers of the law
withdrew, and then the Series of duels
continued and more of thc brave Callie
birds bled for fuu.-Collier's Weekly.
? NEW SPORT
By Day Allen Willey.
THF eastern coast of Florida,
between Daytona and Or
monde Includes a stretch V?f
sand which is about thirty
niles lu length and remarkable
or Its smooth and hard sur
uco. It ?s so linn that it is utilized
is tl boulevard by boise vehicles ol'
.arums kinds and by automobiles,
licycles, and by what ure locally
ermed "sand-sailers." During the win
er season, when the resorts mentioned
ire largely patronized, nearly every va
riety of vehicle operated by steam or
gasoline can be seen upon the beach.
The photographs show ti collection of
he various automobiles which have
icon used here during the past winter.
They include not only a break, but run
ibouts of various kinds. In the picture
ire no less than seven different kinds
of autos, including the motor bicycle.
The "sand-sailers" consist of a frame
work spread on three bicycle wheels,
to which is attached an ordinary sprit
sail. The rear wheel is used to steer
the "craft," and it can be operated
quito close to the wind, while in run
ning before the wind lt frequently at
tains a very high speed. Some of the j
bicyclists who uso the beach for a j
course have titted up sails which aro j
VAHIO US TYPES OF SELE-PItOPI
fastened to a mast attached to the
framework, and are used in coasting
before the wind.
Cue*"! l'?lr<lH Live Longest,
Many people declaim against 11 ie
cruelty of keeping birds in cages, but
it ls a well-proved truth thal cage-birds
live about six times as long as a wild
bird, and the hird Invariably becomes
so fond of its owner and ils surround
ings that, when Hie cage is thrown
open, it will nm Hy away, lt suffers so
little from solitude that, if a prospect
ive mate is introduced, It hits her on
the head at first for lief impudence In
daring to intrude into il private apart
ment.-Nev." Verl: i ress.
TIM; P.ri Muli Olllicr.
Tho da.'.i and bravery displayed by
the little British force in th? storming
of Kano were quite up to I ho traditions
of the service. The Prit ?sh officer maj
be criticised for lurk ol' ".slimness." bul
when it conies lo leading straight i:ii(
un ugly breach bo can Rive them al
curds ?nd spade?,-Ottawa Citizen.
Church With a
Here is a remarkable little mediaeval
church, vb Ich was discovered through
i dream. A young woman living in a
Tillage ?ear Pirot, In Servia, diva med
me night of a bnrird church. She
spoke, of it to the prefect and the local
dcrgy.fbttt they only laughed at ber.
*he pei?sisted in her statements, how
ever, and ultimately induced the peo
de to ?dig at a spot sue Indicated.
Here, . tb thc intense surprise cf every
une bUfrLkc dreamer, the ruins of a nie
lineval-v church were found. These
ivere rujwHt as a tiny chapel, and since
OR A FREN
L&B E K D ES (J U ii AND M. Dil
(hen. hundreds of people have made C
pilgrimages to thc place. The chapel II
is simply crowded with tablets, sacred v
cons and other tri bu rcs of the faithful.
v CHAPEL WILT FBOM TUE KI" I XS or A
MEDIAEVAL CHVKCII WHICH W.V.S
DISCOVERED TH1IO?QII A DREAM.
[From a riwto.l
The woman whose dream led to Its dis
covery is thc' presiding genius of the
[?lace, and receives so many gifts fruin
[be worshipers thar shu is already quite
rich. Our photograph shows tho dream
.burch and Its discoverer, with her ehll
ilren.-The Wide World Magazine.
Tho Source of s..jj,.,iy.
At last the iloetor consented to smile,
the nurse was already hi ngiling: tho
shadow had been lifted from the sick
room, and everything was well; and
after profusely bathing her eyes Aunt
.lennie came down to the breakfast
table where her two small nieces were
scated, wondering whai had turned
th? house so topsy-turvy that morning.
..(?ness whai I know, girlies!'' she
said, gnyly. ."There is M little baby
.LED VEHICLES USED OS TUE
-From thc Scientific American.
brother upstairs. He came this morn
ing when you were asleep. What do
you think ol' tlnitV"
"l>ld he?" exclaimed the sharp-eyed
Edith. '.Then 1 know who brought
"Yes, it was the milkman. It said so
on his cart yesterday."
"Said what?" asked Aunt Jen ide in
"Why, 'Families supplied daily!'"
was the quick re[dy.-New York Times.
Tins L'uppor I'lnnt.
The pepper plant-pl|K?r nlgruin
which produces the while and black
pepper of commerce, is a climbing,
vine-like shrub, found crowing wild
in the forests oi! Trcvancor? and the
Malabar coast ol' India. Pepper is en
tirely tropical lu its requirements. The
white pepper is Ibo black pepper de
corticated by maceration and rubbing.
Duluth, Minn., is to have an immense
(.?cctrlcal power pla Ut which will rival
?bat at the "Soo,"
A HISSING LINK,
Strange Animal Connecting: Rep- I
tiles and Mammals.
In Permian times, -which wnp nbom
lidday In tho great geological pnst.' |
jere lived ninny strange and wlerd 1
rea tn res belonging to the vast reptll
in clase The fossil sunlight, which
.c ea ll coal," was just forming lu Penn-1
ri va ti 1.1 mid no mammal had yet trod 1
?ion this earth.
The comparatively brief period of tim
.orld's. history embraced by the Per
ilnn ami Trias saw some remarkable j
LiiilTi?, AT .S10 L l LL ?. J
-From Collier's Weekly. i
banges among back-boned animals,
?ot only of our continent, but else
rlicre; it saw the disappearance of the
rrat frog and saiamandcr-liku ampbib- '
ins, and the coming of dinosaurs and
narine reptiles. Turtles made their '
ppearancc, and the strang!, mammal- A
?ko reptiles, the auomodonts ran their i
ourse, passed across the s rage, and
rent out of existence. Mo.;t important I
f all even.ts that took place iu the
'Hassle period was the advent of
laminais, and, while these were no
irger than rats, and seem to have had i
nany features in common with their
nomodont associates, they marked the
mite "l^MW fii^,'^Qjipsvpiili
nee, has witnessed such a complete
volution In the life of tho Riche. The
igc-tat ion, too, was changing: those 1
ant, overgrown mosses, which had
lined In the carboniferous, practically
sappcared with the Permian, while
rus and cycads increased and con- :
ors appeared in numbers. The world 1
id changed, our continent had in
.eased In size, and thc close of the
r?as looked upon a new landscape,
L?opled by a new racv of beings.
Mr. Ca HT, ol' thc State Normal School,
[ilwauke?, Wis., has patiently recoil ]
meted one of these primitive actors j
. KTRANOF. ANIMAL OF AXCIF.NT TIMES 1
,f the stage, long since forgotten, for c
air delectation. Head down and tail [
1 is the way that anomodont C
mown as "Embolophoras dobo via nus" i
vas discovered. The si ra ta was slight- 1
y Inclined and composed of peculiarly y
?efractory cement of iron and sand,
vbich made the extraction of the bones (
i matter of extreme difficulty and pa- ?
Patience ultimately had itt? reward ]
md th" specimen proved to be nearly ?
ina tomat ically complete, the only parts ,
ticking iieing the ri Its and part of the i
feet, which were present lu other sped- i
mens of tile .??...une animal. T' > ivstora
Lion here shown was made after a most
[...ireful study, measurement and com
parison with all hones of like creatures.
The body is drawn somewhat elevated
from the ground. At Hist it seemed
probable that thc belly was dragged
on tho ground, but an attempt to place
the bones of the fi re limb in such a po
sition showed such not to lia ve been
thc case with the animal. Tho tall
would naturally seem to have boen
pretty long, if for no other reason than
to preservo the symmetry of the ani
mal, hut tho hones ?trove otherwise.
When alive Embolophorns dollovlauus
must have been about the size of a
pony, only of vastly different appear
ance and possessed of tho habits of an
A Kctnniint nt OM NIMVCHIO.
The most notorious part of the whole
structure-and which yoi rea m I ns-was
the press yard. Here it w is thar peino
forte et dure was inflicted upon prison
ers charged willi felony who with the
view of saving their property from
confiscation, refuse I to plead at the
har. This dreadful punishment of be
ing pressed to death was, however,
abolished in ITTli. A Major Strang
ways, who was Indicted for murder,
having refused to plead, was con
demned to this savage peino forte et
dure. Ile died in eight minutes, and
many of those who witnessed the
dreadful sight threw stones at him to
hasten his eud.-Chambers's Journal.
A woman bi 'l old as long as shu eau
keep lier daughter in short skirts.
People who are disposed to cry over
spilled milk have damp handkerchiefs
most ol' the l'une.
Il isn't always the most powerful lo
comotive ?lilt has Hie biggest whistle.
There is many a man who would ho
willing lo lose I he respect of a town
ghipful of peuple in order to wiu a $2
Large Shipments of the best makes of wagons and buggies Just
received. Our stock of furniture, housefurnishings ls com
plete. Largo stock
COFFINS and CASKETS
flways on hand. All calls for our Hearse promptly responded
to. All goods sold on a small margin of profit. Call to seo me,
I will save you money.
j. P. COBB, Johnston, S. C.
The Greatest Bargain Ever Offered.
?undred and forty-five thousand of
Closes July 1st. Between now and
ruly 1st wo will sell our concert grand
iprlght Mendelssohn plano for one
mndred and seventy-five dollars and
viii prepay freight and furnish stool,
nusic book and handsome scarf with
each instrument. We have over ono
our instruments now In uso. For over
twenty years our pianos were ono ot
the leaders of tho well known south
ern house of Ludden & Bates. We
also sell organs and our world re
nowned Stirling Pianos.
For fuli Information address
Derby, Con n
AND DEALERS IN
Cement, Plaster, Hair,
Fire Brick, Fire Clay,
Ready Roofing and Other Material
Write Us For Prices.
Corner Reynolds and Washington Streets,
No matter how unimportant an arti
le of house furnishing may seem, it
icvertheless is swept by the keen,
ritical eye of the Inventor and manu
acturer to seo if lt can be Improved.
)ne would think nobody would bother
ibout baskets, that those on the mar
cot were good enough and that ther6
vere other things more worth while.
Bat lots of new things In baskets are
.Topping np. Every one knows thai
icrap baskets are apt to break on thc
?dge, especially where thc family Is
argo and there arc careless young
people. A tough, serviceable straw now
LOGICS, pretty enough for the most fas
li.iious, which is built, into scrap bas
kets, and to make it. more durable the
edge is protected with aluminum, lt
looks like nickel, so bright and sil
very 13 it. But nickel for such uses
would be heavy. Aluminum has scarce
ly any weight. These baskot3 will al
most, last forever.
Of the same straw, aluminum bound,
is a little ooneshapecl basket lined with
leather. This is for the maid and in
tended to hold knives and forks when
removed frcm the table. Everyone
knows that when dishc-3 and knives,
forks and spoons are piled indiscrimin
ately on trays the knives and forks arc
apt to slide off on the floor. Tills lit
tle basket permits them to be gathered
all at once quietly and taken from the
dining-room without fe?.r of mishap.
Useful for the picnic hamper ls a
small flat basket with a half dozen or
more grass-woven rings, like napkin
rings, fastened in it. They will hold
securely bettles of wines, eggs or such
things whose breaking would spell
ruination to the other contents of the
hamoor- Philadelphia Tricara ph.
The results of the German census of
IMO. have just been male public by
the Imperial Statistical Bureau. The
returns show that at that date the city
of Frankforton Main had 28S.9S9 In
habitants, (today over 300.000). Of
those 17.r>,909. or GO.9 per cent, wero
Protestants. 88,457 (30.G per cent.)
Catholics. 21.974 (7.G per cent) Jews,
and 2,049 persons ?0.9 per cent) were
dissenters or unsectarian. The follow
ing figures give the number of forelgn
?rs who were then sojourning or resid
ing in the city: 2.?SG Austrians, G94
Swiss, 472 Americans. 34G Russians,
217 British, 202 Hungarians and 95
Hollanders. Among thc German sub
jects in Frankfort's population there
were S9 whose mother tongue was Eng
Powerful Chinese Drugs.
"I have always heard that Chinese
medicines aro very powerful," said tho
city salesman, "but I never had any
idea what a tremendous effect they
were capable of producing on the sys
tem till I saw a Dovers street China
man take a pill the other day, and
then I realized that ono dose of a Ce
lestial compound can safely be war
ranted to kill or cure. Never In my
born days did 7 see such a pill. How
on earth the follow ever got it dov n
Is a mystery. If was fully as big as
a pigeon's c.^g, and. so the patient told
me afterward, fearfully bitter.
"Ppon inquiry. I found thai that was
a fair sample cf most Chinese reme
dies. No matti-r what the nature ol
the medicine, it is generali/ made up
Into enormous pills, whose naturally
had taste is modified by nothing but
a little licorice. These pills we inclos
ed in wax capsules which preserve
them from the air and "keep them from
being broken to piren before their
time. Aside from the pills 'the"only
remedies used by orthodox Chinese in
New York are a remedial oil whicn?
they rub on the temples to cure head
ache, and a liquid made by boiling
down the loaves, stems, seeds and
roots cf certain plants in a quantity of
"According to my Dovers street au
thority," continued the salesman, ac
cording to the New York Times, "this
fluid medicine is oven worst- than the
pills, for it has to be cooked till it is
almost like a syrup and drunk scald?
RAGOUT OF MUTTON.
Mix two tablespoonsful of vinegar
with four lablespoonsful of salad oil
in a deep dish, and add an onion, cut
into slices,, a pinch of powdered cloves
and half a teaspoonful of black pepper.
Put some rather thick slices of roast
mutton into the pickle and leave them
for an hour or two. turning thom once
or twice during thc time. Then put
the moat into a stewpan in layer^wilh
sliced onion, carrot and celery be
tween; pour in sufficient nicely flavor
ed thick brown sauce to cover the
meat, put a piece of buttered paper
over it, place thc lld on the pan. and
put it into a moderately hot oven for
two hours and a half. At the end ol
tJ/.at time take out the meat and ar
range it on a hot dish, place a border
of boiled macear or i around it (which
has been finished with but&r and a
little gate! Parmesan cheese), with
Inked tomatoes intervals; strain the
sauce over the meat and scatter some
finely chopped parsley over it.