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I what does It mean to be free?
reedom. a tangible object that we can, all
Q*1PJbIlIII j I~ by mind.
lld and defined?
reel Is"t 1a terma whose limit and rulo
55*ee been 5x4 by schedule, or school?
S a i1rth been traced iu the annals of
Or iaolidfnu boon taken by plummet or
Freodom of self, or freedom of land,
#ieans rowth of the spirit-the power to ex
The koo*Cedg of needs in life here on earth
Ands llylg of these by a standard o
~o l iR to tbrQw off the freightago of
Tbo it 1oT tryban when it appears,
ugMtartlng en form or strange to the
7o welooane it frankly in name of the right.
,To be free is to stand at the center of being
. and pray
That our own' Inner lives be attuned In a
That th chords of oonsciousness answer and
To t. tQ b lf thInfaite band and the In
ADVENTURES OF A LOIT
Leonco da Nordun was a delightful
fellow. He was 25 years old, had a
beautiful black b6hrd, elegantly trim
med, a coat cut in the latest style, an
income of 15,000 francs, a law licen
tiato's diploma in a drawer, plenty of
wit, much self-assurance, a good heart
and an honorable name.
Having nothing to do, he was good
for nothing. And how could he amuse
himselfP When a man is poor, the ef
forts necessary to him, his humble dis
couragoments and joys, his disappoint
ed hopes, are occupation enough for
his mind. But it is quito otherwise to
the man who lacks nothing. Agreea
ble lodgings, excellent meals, rides in
the Bois and a box at the opera, are
all a aain -ant, but they are not very
entiefying. To begin over again every
moruing, and turn the same mill all
4 tiay every day, ma- . pretty poor
life. So thought Leonce, as he tapped
the pavement with his heels in a mol
Chance, however, gave him an idea,
and rescued him from his heaviest mo
notony--that of living by himself. He
found the unexpected, which is even
more difficult to discover than the
He was mechanically following the
4 long arcades of the Rue do Rivoll, one
day, when he heard two full, joyous,
amusing voices. He saw before him
two rotund, solid men, with happy
faces. From the conversation, he
soon learned that they were provin
cials. Happy mon! How they did en
joy themselves, and everything and
everybody! And what plans they
were making! For that day, the mor
row, the next day, and the day after
that. They did not hope to have time
to see and do everything, but they
were going to try.
An idea flashed into Loonce's mind
like lightning. "I do not know what
to do," he thought; "I will do just
what these men do. Perhaps it will
be interesting, I will follow them all
day, and will be the voluntary slave of
two men who do not suspect their
Leonce did as he proposed, and at
the end of the day he was surpried to
find that ho had really enjoyed him
self. He had soon in the very Paris
where ho had been born a. host of
things of whose existence he had never
The day having proved one of the
most agreeable in his life, Loonce re
solved to repeat the same method of
procedure as often as possible. Every
morning about 9 o'clock he went to
lounge In the Rue do Rivoli, and as
soon as he saw a provincial of attract
ive appearance he gave the direction
of his life for that dlay ibto his hands.
We must noknowledge that Leonco
soon preferred the ladles to the gen
* tiomen; because, to be isure, the lady
brought him more amusement than the
gentleman. The woman Is Immensely
superior In imagination; her caprices
* have infinite variety, the onexpeeted
-has a larger part in her existence; she
must see everything, and nothing fa
tigues her; she is enterprising, Ingen
ious, curious; In short, she ls a wo
Leonce, then, preferred for his pur
pose families In which there were wo.
One morning he had good fortune at
the very outset, lie was a man about
60 years old, square built, rubicund,
and wrapped in an ample cloak; on
his airm leaned a woman of 50, tall
.and thin, with a remnant of beauty.
"M. Dulaurier," said she, with not
the least caution not to be heard by
the passers, "we can truly say that w<
have a beautiful sight before us."
"You are right a thousand times,
Mmne. Dulaurlor! But there are thc
girls far in advance of us!"
"Louise! Louisette!" called Mine.
Dulaurior; and two young women,
who preceded their father and mothel
b~y afew steps, stopped and waited.
Louise was evidently older than hei
wister Louisotto. She was tall and im.
posing, like her mother; she loved
linen of dazsllng whitoness laid ln or
dor in great oaken presses. She was
woman of strong mind.
Loulsette, on the other hand, wai
slender, fair and naturally eleg ant
though she wore an Ill-made dress,
She had small feet, and her long, slen.
dor hands soughtt the green ribbous o
her hat with a gesture instinctIvely cc
-quettish, which did not escape Leone'i
all-seeing Parisian eye. Hie thoughi
her charming, but awkward, and ha
began to follow the four with a specia
About 10'0*e1ook they all edtered s
cafe for breakfast, and Leonce took u
seat at the table near so as to faca
Louisette. In a few moments he risk.
ed a glance at the young lady, who dk
not turn away her eyes. Ho r,ttengpb.
ed still isore, and threw .ll the mnag,
notism possible Into his eyes; but thu
time the girl blushed slightly, leahed
to speak tohr mother, and did not
Altok t t#e strAngers tool
the cars for St. Cloud, still followed
by Leonoee -t
After aft hour's walk -thuhth
long alleys of the park, undeor a
soorching sun, they began to fe,
grreatly fatIged. and L..n.o hear
maianme u)iia:UrIer exclai: "I won
der If wo shall novbr ebmo to a drop of
water! I atu so tired I am ready to
1'his was Loonce's opportunity, and
ho went straight to Madame Dulaurier,
hat in hand.
"Madame." said he, "I should never
forgive mysolf if I did not come to
your aid. I know this park thorough
; and I can show you the fobntaiu of
bainte - Mario, renowned through the
"A thousand thanks, sir," said Ma
dam Dulaurier, surprised and ch-trmed
by the young mau's grace of ranner.
He ollered to show them the way to
the fountain, and with much gayety
and kindly feling they sot out to
Louise and Louisotto walked a little
in advance of their parents and Lu
"Do you not think," said Louise,
"that this gentletnan resembles won
derfully the one that was in the res
taurant with us?"
"Why certainly not!" replied Lou
isotte. "All Parisians look alike."
But she blushed as she spoke.
When they reached the fountain
they were already acquainted.' and
wore mutually pleased. They would
soon be friends if circumstances fa
"Oh! father," said Louise, "instead
of returning to that tiresome Paris, let
us stay hero till evening."
"Till ovuning? My dear, it is lux.
possible. .Wo do not know the ways,
and we have no Vlace to dino."
"If that is all, ' Leonce hastened to
say, "I am subject to your orders. I
can take you across to Ci:amuart, whore
I know oi a pretty restaurant, with
arbors, flowers and fountains, where
we can dine oven better than in Paris.
It nmay be that my society is not agree
able to you, but yours, sir, and that of
these ladies is so much to my taste that
I should be very sorry to leave you."
Mine. Dulauier, more and more
charmed at Loonce's manners, replied
"I accept on my own authority, at
the risk of encroaching on my hus
"I must at least, then, introduce
myself to you in a more regular man
ner. I am the Viscount Loonco de
"And I. sir," said M. Dulaurier,. 'am
Adolpho Dulaurier, old notary; these
are my wife and our daughters."
In an hour they wore seated in the
arbor promised by Leonco, and were
altogether friends. Luonco had ac
cepted with warm gratitude an invita
tion from Madame Dulaurier to visit
them at their Flemish village home.
"Do you not think," whispered Lou
iso to Louisette, "that father and
mother became friends very easily and
quickly with this stranger?"
"Wby no," replied Louisotto; "it is
Two months later Leonce alighted
at the railway station, Donia and M.
Dulaurier offered his hand in welcome.
He now had time to appreciate M. Du
laurier's unaffected kindliness, and
strange to say the provincial.' who had
seemed to him slightly ridiculous in
Paris, seen at home appeared to the
young man as he really was-simple,
natural, sympathetic and gentle.
Leonco was received with the most
demonstrative joy by Mme. Dulaurier,
with a cordial salutation by Louise,
with an odd little smile by Louisette.
It was nearly 7 o'clock, and M. Du
laurier rose, saying: "Since Van der
Voldo is not in yet, let him run after
his partridges, and lot us dine without
The repast was a real French din
nor, with all the mreats, poultry and
game possible, an enormous quantity
of beer, and all the wines one could
After dinner, which was prolonged
quite into the evening, M. D ulaurior,
in consideration of his guest's fatigue,
conducted him to his room at once.
Leonce set himself to opening his
trunks and portmnanteaux. At length
he drew from a portfolio a letter daint
fly folded and perfumed, and began to
read aloud, as follows:
"I love you Louise! Sweet and charm
ing as you are, who would not love
y ou? It is for this reason that I left
Paria; it was to tell you this. For two
months I have thought only of you,
and of the happy day when I traveled
with you, the day that determined my
life. Oh, Louise! Louise! if you only
"It is very good," said Lconco to
himself. "I never expressed a note
more suitably. Now the question is
how to convey it to that lady. The
simplest wvay is the best, of course.
'I'll put it uinder the door into har
room. But where is her room? Thi'aa,
is the question."
He then began to smoke a civar, at
tentive, however, to every soundt in the
house. He had not long to wait, he
soon heard light steps in the passage,
tho rustle of a robe; lhe rosoi quckly
and opened his door with the greatest
caution, just in time to see Louisotte's
delicate tiguro enter a room on the left
at the end of the gallory.
Our hero allowed a few moments to
elapse, and then, stepping like a cat,
vlsi ted the door through which Louis
ette had disappeared and adroitly
slipped under the door the letter li
had propa red.
"Good!" ho thought; "my letter
will be the first thing she sees in the
Then ho wont to- bed, humming a
tune, and slept the sleep of the just.
At 7 the next morning ho was awak
ened by a very lively sensation in lisi
arm, as if it.had been tightly grasped
by Iron pincers. Stand ing by his bed
and holding his arm was a sort of gli
ant, fully six feot t all, with the frars:
of Polypemius, only this Cyclopp naed
two littl rond eyes, which wers
flashing fire; ad ho bad a lond,
hoarse, guatturalj voice.
YaGe up,o Prsian!" lhe said, "I am
"Very well," id( Leonco, half
asleep and eou ly sttenofihat
But the other lifted hIm by the arm,
like a feather, and sent him in the mid
dle of the room.
"What does this mean?" crIed Le
"This means that I am going to ont
your throat, Parisian!"
"But what for?"
"No explauations!" howled (he gi
"No explanations! dress yoursel
and follow mel"
Van der Velde, seizing L -once bj
the arm, dragged him after hih dowt
a retired stairway to a deserted street
At the end of a few second he knock
ed at the door of a house and entered
with Leonce sti'l in tow.
Leonce found himself in the pros
once of four nen, wito wore int roduc
ed to him, two as his own witnesses
and two as those of Van der Vulde
and who were all acquainted with th
cause of the duel, as Van der Veld
"But," objected Loonco, "men d
not fight thus without a motiv.-"
"Ah-ha, Parisian! Perhaps, then
you are a-"
Leonce was brave enough, and dk
not allow Van der Voldo to finish hi
"1 follow you, sir," he said quickly
At the en of a few moments' wali
they came to a little grove. Ono o
the four witnesses carried the swords
The four witnessos choso a spot, and se
the giant and the young man in thei:
Loonce was a very pretty fencer, ani
parried the first blows very successful
ly, even scratching his adversary'
The Cyclops, furious at his wound
falling upon Leonce with the force e
a wild bull, pierced the young man'
arm through and slightly woundet
him in the breast. Horribly pale, Le
once fell to the earth.
Van der Veldo rushed to his side.
and examined his hurt with anguish
" Maladroit that I aim!" ho cried, iu
a trembling tont; --1 meant only ti
touch his arm, and his breast is wound
Loonco hold out his hand.
"Why the devil. then, did you writ
love letters to my wife?" cried Vat
dor Velde, ''Anl what a silly actiou
to throw the hitter into her roou!
picked it up IIIys:f,"
''What!'' nurmunred Leonc+r. ''Lou
iso your wife! You the hmsband of r
girl 17! Well. sir, I con.aPratulate you
your wife is the prettiestblonde I evoi
"Blondo! Poor boy; he doesn'
know what he is sayiig. My wifu i
quito dark. She is 2$ years old, too
Ho Is confoundtin, her with his vistor
Louisette, who is :,Ito..;t!th ir too fair.'
"Your sister, sir! But ay letter wa
for her. I saw her go into that room
"Indeed! Another mistake of mine
My sister did follow mny wile to he
room to bid her good night, and re
mained there but a few moni"uts."
"Then, sir, you are not the prott
girl's husband! I can forgive you m
Leonco had lost much blood, and h
When consciousness returned Mot
siour and Madam Pulauriur were bus
iod in caring for him, Van dur Vold
was weeping at the foot of his bed an
Louisettu .was watching him with
pale and anxious face.
"Alh!" murmured poor Van do
Voldo, "to think that I should hay
supposed--but itwas not my wife."
"No explanations!" said Leonce, ox
tending his sound hand to the giani
"No explanations[ 1"
And this is what a man gains b
running after the country folks; hi
finds a wife, which Is the best fortun
I can wish you.
As in the caso of hyacinths, the sir
gle varieties of those force earlier an
better than the double ones, Tulip
require the sameo soil and treatment a
hyacinths, only that several reel
should be potted together in one sma
pot in order to form a good group. R(
man hyacinths are valuable on ai
count of their earliness, as they can,
potted in September or August. La
easily had in flower in November. The
are useful for decorative purposes
po'ted or planted pretty thickly, bi
beliag scentless, and otherwise inferkc
to *he common hyacinth, they are so
dom grown after the latter comes ir
Both snow drops and crocuses force eal
ly and freely, and should be pette
thickly in pots or paens in about fota
inches of sod, and forced very) gonti
as soon as rootod,under the same treal
ment as hyacinths before petting. Trho
make an effective display in a co<
house between Christmas and Apri
during which poeriod they may be ha
in flower by introducing batches fret
the cool frame every ten days or so,
'Thoe polyanthius narcissus of differeti
sorts have always been favorites fe
forcing, but of late the daffodil sectio
has become popular for this purposi
and very hand some pot plants the
make; and the beauti fuil N. bulboc<
dium, or small hoop petticoat dafl'od
is one of the best. it does better In pol
than out doors, as a rule, and standi
a good while in perfection. '[here at
no neater subjects for pot culture, an
those who grow it once will grow It a
ways. The small bulbs shoul d be po
ted early in the aut.umn--say August c
September-kept cool till rected, an
thou forced into flowver in gentle hea
The whole of the daffodils force in th
way. N. Ilorsfioldi is one of the bei
large-flowered sorts for the purposoe
It flowers very freely, does net gro
tall, and Is one of the very best of il
class. The large-flowered single ~
maximus is also good; so is the con
mon double diaffodlil; and the littlo ?
nanus makes almost as neat a spec
men as N. bulbocodium. 'The larg
kinds must have pots from six to eli
'nches in size, and the small varietli
wiJs succeed well in four to five-inc
oecs, and in any common soil that
light and sandy. All are extreme]
easy to force, and the bulbs are con
parativoly cheap.--London Fiehd.
An absolutely exact straight-edge<
more than thirty-six inches is~ a wond<
of mechanism. One of six feet was n<
recently believed possible, aithoug
several had been made on diffeorez
plans of weblike and truss construa
tion. It has been claim. 4 howeve:
that almuo.t absolute exactness has boe
secured by a straight-edg~e twelve fei
long. Th'ie apphlance looks like a
arched truass, the highest spring of it
arch being only twenty Inches In
lengt.h of twelve foot.
The Ilusband's Costly Expertenee With
H is Wile's Darting PutSDng "nog.es,"
"It makes t veInsin my forehead f
swell, bid mY hat suddonly grows too
t small for me'" said a well-known club
man the other day, "to think of a little t
pet brute that resides where I am stop I
ping at preunt-in-faot. he belongs to t
my wife.. I little thou ht, when the
dog-hawker, who has beefsteaks tied =
- to his legs to allure dog*, stopped me t
on Broadway and suggested that -I I
should buy the fawn-colored post, that
I he had designs on my peace of mind. t
i Otherwise I should have strangled c
him. In a weak moment I went home
and told my wife I had soon such a "
pretty pug-I thought the dog pretty 4
then. From that-moment I had no t
rest; she wanted hit at once. I tried
I to dodge the issuu, but to no good.
P Every day I came up-town my wife =
would throw her arms around my neck
-I have boon married three years and I
c know what that means, and whisper,
f 'Darling, has the than sold that pretty
, puget? No? Then, Charley, dear,
t won t you buy him for me? The c
Griggs have a pug, and it makes me s
sick to think I havon't got one, too.'
i I bought that pug, and we have had
. fleas over since.
I "For two weeks my wife kept me 1
awake at nights asking me how I liked i
this nanie and that name for her pot. t
r She went through every book in the
s library in search of an inspiration. It
I was no use. Thou she teased me for 1
- names. I suggo;tud 'K:apitanos An. t
titratikas,' and she laug;hed at me; I
mentionod 'Stuf'eyioguamon.' and she t
got mad. I thou retired from the i
christening racket, and she settled on
Googles. Theo were other Googleses
In the dog world, so our pug is now
known as Lanjan's Googles, and great. 1
noss has thus been thrust upon me. ,
Such is fame.
"From the first Googlos was all
there. He had asimany points as Wall i
L street in a month. Ills color was the
thing until my wife gave him a bath,
apd then the paint washed of, This
nearly broke her hoart, and I have had s
to engage the man who swindled me
to come twice a week and touch Goo
gles up. The man says: 'Yur can bet
t yer sweet life I am the boss fakir in I
t America.' The Gooelus lay too much
by the fi'e, and the gtue softened and f
his tall uncurled and stuck straight t
out like a pointor's, The hair-dresser '
has to come and crimup it every morn.
,lg, My wife would sigh and say: '0,
Charley, do look at him now, the little t
I darling; took at his beautiful eyes; see
r how they express his love for me.' I
agreed with her; 1rather thought they
glittered, espe.ially the left one. I|
was right. Gaglos full off the stoop
I one night. and when he was rescued
empty was one socket. A little boy
s who was-passing handed me something
he had picked up in the street; ho said
it was -a diamond breastpiu.' It turn
ed out to be Googlus' glass eye. The
e love my wife had seen was in reality a
d pinch of phosphorus,
L "Googles then know that he had
boon discovered as a fraud, and no
r longer dissembled. His good manners
o at once took wing. lie deserted the
parlor and his good mistress for Tron
ton sausages and the cook. His tastes
were low and he sought the festivities
of the realms of the taasement. When
y he had stutrod himself out with good
e cheer until he could hardly waddle ho
a would go and look at himself in the s
burnished convex boiler to elongate his r
figure. le is up to all sorts of games, s
and for a small dog can purloin more '
meat from the butcher's and hide it on e
his person than a melancholy Dane. r
a His thirst is of thte best order, too; he
is a terror on then hocitups in the do. q
a "One night Googles was decidedly 1
groggy, and in a beastly frame of ..
Smind, lie had been insiting it several
days, and was 'off his feod.' lHe had
been' offred saddle of muutton and
o roasted Currituck widgeon for dinner,
'all to no good. Hie began to see things, 1
tand as I passed him on my way out he
rbit my leg and went whooping off.
When I reached the olub some one.
said, 'Charley Lanjan's got 'cm bad; I
.he's gointg around with a pearl neck
d lae on his leg; ho is working th eDuko I
r racket.' I heard the remark anid, look
,ing down. found a full set of false teeth I
-sticking in my trousers. They were I
,"My wife came home one day and
said that there was to be a dog-show,I
and that she had entered Googles, and
wanted mue to lix up a pedigroo right
straight oi,~ I did i.I copied most I
of it out of Burke's Peerage, adopting
r only the Christian names. It took bet.
tcr than any pedigree I over hoard of,
and Googles won the pr!". But my
wife made onemnies of seventeen oi !:-,r
,most intimate ladyfriends, all of whom
have been trying to buy or steal Goo- I
Sglos ever since.
S"New that Googles has become a
o winner he has put on more frills than
d a doisen virgin queens. IIe smashes
-things, chews things, bites things. (10
s troys things, and steals things. Ho
r gets sick, and the famly physician has
to be called in. lie has the canker, <
and when he gets well of it ho starts in
son the mange. He gets bettei and has
tto ride in the park. Ne recovers, and
* ho gobbles everythsing he sees. Just
run your eye over this paper," oontin,
gled Mr. Lanjan, "and see what Goo
glshas cost during the month."
-GOOoraS' EXPENSE ACCOUJNT.
8 sofa-cushilora at $15 each.. ..... 45i.0J
-1% dozen table napkins at $24 per dor. 36.00
-' 4 day shirts....................... 20.00
Ir 2 nIght--shIrts..............,........00
t 1 unmbrella'-stand, smashed........... ' 10 (
m ew glasse0yo....................25
bearskin hearthirug ......... .o70.0
h4 neghbots' cats at 50 cents each.... 2.00
is For perpetuating color (BIl,theofakir) 20.00 1
y5 pundt Trenton sausage at 18 cts m c
11 naprime steak at 25cents 2.94
1 doll's house furniture............. 7.50
Siundry brle-a-brac.................3.rO c
New bonnt for Mrs. L...........4.00 <
New mitt for Mrs. L.............. .00O
r New shoes for Mrs. I..............1000
t 1 kItchen kor bent on Googles.....: 00
bs Life insurice for Googles.......... 9.00
"Yes, @362.68. Now don't ask me
to buy any more dogs, because I am
gemn out of the business." -Forest
a A curiosity at Rockford, Ill., is a
young nogress with a luxuriant growth
of auburn ringlets.
He was handling some mysterious
ittle parcels at the toilet counter of a
ashionable drug store. "I'll, twouble
'ou to send It to my quarters, if you
lon't mind. You'll send it early P Ah,
hanks, awfully!" Then with a few
anguld strides ho carried himself to
he door and strolled down the street,
hrowing his heavy horn-handled oano
Ight across his path at every ='p,
hen dexterously jerking it away just
a time to lot himself by.
"Vanilla cream," said the Star man,
ossing a nickel on the marble in front
if the soda fountain. The druggist
ooked amused as he drew the water
and stood smiling at the scribe as he
lisposed of it. "What is it?" asked
"A dude," was the reply.
"0, I thought it was something the
uatter with the water," and the Star
nan finished his glass frood of an aw
"Io's one of 'em."
"What do you think he buys? You
ouidn't guess." Then he went over
nd whispered in the Star man's car.
"Rouge. Yes, rouge, for the chooks
md lips, and face powder, too, and he
rears corsets," replied ,the druggist,
a a hoarse whisper. Then he pro
ieeded to let out some astonishing so
srets. "There are lots of them in this
ity, more than anywhere I have over
teon, and I've stood in drug stores in
nost of the largo cities. We soll more
osmetios to men here than to Womon.
7omparatively few women in Wash
ngton paint and most of them have
rotty good complexions. It's the men.
rhey buy all the fancy French pow
lers and paints, color their cheeks and
ips and pencil their brows. I could
tand at the door a few minutes with
rou and point out any number who do
il this, and you can see for yourself,
f you take the trouble to notice, that
hey all wear corsets, You didn't know
ha P Pshawi it's a common thing
mong those fellows, who don't have
Inything to do but fix themselves up to
leaso silly girls."
"But what kind of follows are theyP"
sked the scribe, becoming interested
n the new discovery.
"They are mostly young men whose
athors have mado some money and
lion died and left them to spond it.
L'hon there are the-." Here his voice
ank to a whisper.
"Do you mean to say-?" exclaimed
"No, no" I wouldn't tell anybody for
he world, ' broke in the druggist. "I
mly imply it;imply it-that's the word.
)f course, it's only the young ones.
.ono of the men who have seen service
would do such a thing. But you know
iomo of these young follows who are
Dn duty here and spend their time in
ladies' society get very effeminate. I
suppose if we should have a war they
would got over it-or resign. Don't
mention it, please-," Then the drug
gist became more confidential. "But
they do use lote of powder," and then
lo laughed at his own joke.
"Yes," he continued, "it is sad to
ice how men use cosmetics. They scom
o care more about looking pretty than
ichool girls do. Why, even the girls
;hemselves got ashamed of It and do
laro they are disgusted and will do
)end upon long walks, cold water, and
lannel for their complexions, and will
top using powder of any kind. 'Thoro
mre lots of them who nover use a bit,
nd there's where they are sensible,
'ho best thing for the complexion is
xerciso and flannel underwear. Flan
el stimulates the skin, briings about
healthy action of the blood, 'which is
suential for delicacy and clearncss of
int. Frequently those who have the
est compilexion bother about it most.'"
-*A Bat That Cost .$12.
Lieutenant Farnan, of the Southern
~olico Dilstrict. has a ,picklodl loather
ringed bat. He didn't buy it, but lie
ays the bat cost him a considerablo
uim, amid ho intends to keep it. Iis
tory Is as follows: "Ono of my little
>oys, who sleeps ini a room next to
nine, called me about 12 o'clock one
might and said somotinmg had struck
im on the head, and! I saw a bat fly
ng arouiid the roomi. I closed the
ront, shutters, and,t.aking a bed-spread
struck at the bat. I didn't hit him.
struck again several timios and didin't
ret himi. T'hen my boy said: TPapa,
mavo you got him? I could havo caiught
din imiyselIf in this time,' Then I got
nad, andl I slung the spread around at
he bat aigain, but insteadi of hitting
in I knocked overy ornament, off the
nantlepicce and broke the globes on
lhe chandelier.- Th'on I was madder
han befoi-e, and 1 tried to fall on the
'at as lhe camc near the floor, and I
cil over a chair aied broke that. All
*i. timo my wifn ,vas sayinig, 'loin,
>p)on the shut ters amnd lot the hat out,
and don't ;uar the hoiso dlown,' Th'lat
nde mue 0till wvor.te, andu ma:k ing a des'
>erato plunge I got th spre'~ad over
aim and floored him. T1heo hat squeal
id, and I was afrai to put m,y) bi andi
indeor thie spread and take him out.
inally, I get my wife to bring me an
>ld buckskin glove, and I got haimi out
mnd held him In a bucket of water un
II I drowned him. Reckoning danm
iges, I mu pposo that bat cost me about
p12, and I intend to hold on to It until
omo fool is willing to take it oft' mmy
mamnd, at cost. "- Halli~more Amcrican.
Bishop Turner, a prominent colored
loorgian, urges the young men of his
ace to Meek homes on the government
ands of the west Instead of clinging to
lie eastern cities and en gaging in oc
upations too often servile. Says the
ishop: "You mlighlt tuko the bright
ast young man In Georgia and lot himi
ome out of Harvard or Yale with a
iploma as lai'go as a bedi-shioet, but
fler he has blacked boots for three
nonths at a hotel his manhood la gone
TIhore is still much debate as to the
itent to which iron and stoel should
to str.dned when testing for manufac
uro into boilers, girdera, bolts, etc.,
>ut a sort of general agreement has
muon arrived at that the test stress
anught not to be less than one-third or
noro than one-half of the ultimate
at:ength of the materil.t
rho Proposed Rutniner Garden on the
The elevated railroads in Now York
2ot only make the upper part of the
3ity easily accessible from the lower,
ut they as easily bring up-town down
own. This is so pleasantly and con
voniently donO by the now aerial pas
;age that the 'Timcs suggests that the
)ld pleasuro resort at tih. Battery may
3o again turned to good account, and
f not the prime of State street-the
"glory of Smlitifield"-yet that the
nusical attractions of the Battery for
hu up-town resident may be restored,
1'ho Bargo Oflice, as a depository of
ill personal baggago arriving from
&urope, is to bo discontinued, and a
lugo hall will be available for somo
lopular purposle; and why not, says
.ho shrewd journal, for great popular
3onceorts? Why not a marino summer
arden? And the elderly New-York
rs who recall Jullien's concerts at
lastlo Garden and tho summer night
> >era at Castle Garden will echo,
'rhe sauntorer along the broad and
)rderly walks of the Battery to-day
as but to Pause and loan upon the
railing above the water, onjoying the
)retty spectaclu and br+athinug tho
coan air, and to :sk himself, as he
onsidors Castle Garden, what could
aO pleasanter, onil a August evening
hun the moon is full, than to sit upon
ts outer wall and to watch the lovely
conery in the coolness, and listen to
ho well-modulated orchestra within?
ientral Park is charming, and to sit
under the trees and listun to the band
is delightful. '1'le Casino is t gay
mullmer resort, anud in the city squares
the occasional music is most velcomle.
But if Romeo and Juliet emerging into
tie evening air anywher about Twein
tieth streot, slhouli weigh1 the various
solicitations for a plieaiit ovening at
n reasonable price and at an easy ac
oessiblo spot, would thov not find the
concert in the refreshing air of the bay
more alluring than any rival?
'hey would be wise if, deciding for
Lite Battery, they should avoid the old
prosers who remember those Jullien
concerts, and that opera, and the
great concerts of Jenny Lind. That
old buildingo halunts the memory of the
proser as tWo attic of Beranger filled
all tihe poet's rearward musing with
pathetic mulsic. If the young puoplo.
are not very wary, the prosor will be
gin to tell them the story of thatovening
when betwoen the parts of the concert
in which for the first time Jullien play
ed the "Katydid Waltz." he was taken
across the Battery to State street, and
into the house that was the latest oc
cupied of all that line row facing the
bay, each with a lofty triangular bal
cony, and there for at moment tasted
the festive hospitality of a day which
was already past in that old-fashioned
street, but which was never kinder or
heartier than in Its latest surviving
drawing-room. Of the thousands na
tivo and foreign-born who daily pass
along the broad curving Battery walk
upon old State street, how many know
that it was the -solectest street of resi
denco in the New York of sixty and
seventy years ago?
llow many of them, also, remember
that in Castlo Garden Jenny Liud sang
for the last time in America? In both
concerts she sang "Casta 1. va." Who
sings "Casta )iva" at a cont. rt now?
Bayard Taylor wrote the last son , the
'Farewell to America;" Otto Gold
smith, who was to be her husband,
composed the music. When she came
on to sing it, Jenny Lind carried a bo
quet of white roses, with a Maltose
cross of red rosebuds in thoe center.
Take care, Monsieur Romeo, aind you,
Mademoisello Juliet, or tihe incorri
giblo proser will ho protesting that ho
soint tihose p)rocious flowvers; and should
Lie say it, whoi( could aut.horitatively
gainsay It? Who, Indeed, but some
lther old1 proser, whose memory has
l'allen into dIecrepituduo, and wino mum
bles and mnaunders about Malib)ran.
It was a smaller NewI York to whichb
Jenny Lind sang, amnd StefYanono aind
Biosio and Trulli and lionedetti. Tihey
all warbled in yonder garden, whonre
other birds sing no0w. Th'lomas hnad
not corpio then,, nor waved tiheonchant
ed baton which has op)enedl to us a new
realm of music. Buit Jullien playeod
pretty waltzes anmd tunoful overtures,
andl patted andI pulTed and panlhted as
heotdirecteod, andI thint sank into his
alhair with a diroll air of exhaustion at
"s,'twasR a galrret, >o It knoewn to an,''
ss Father Prout mnakes Berangur sing.
It was tIhe (lay of smnailer thnings. But
bow pleasant they were! It was a
smaller New Yorig lBut ask thet old
proser, if you cainnot esoapo him, wIho
was young then, whethner it was not
juito as good a Now York as the roar
ng Babe lof to-day.
BesIdes tIne ocean air and the~ moon
11)0n thu water, Romneo and Juliet can
readily sco that the summner-evening
3oncerts at tine Battery would hayo a
ittle setting of tradition, a backgrounnd
f thno music of othner days.' And as
Lhoy enrich thneir enjoynmnt of to-dlay
wvithn that pecnsivo cohno of yesterday,i
?ossibly Juliet wvill adnmonishn Romeo
Lo beware lost whnexnkisly hnas be
yomo yesterday, annd lho talks of tine
music he renmenmbers, ho too, like theo
yId gentloman whonm tIhe Easy Chnair
a'arns thomn to avoid, should beceme a
>roser. - George W illiam CJurtis, M -
Wanr o* nnh Cigaret.
Cigaret smoking (says a Now York
Japer) has become suchn a general
inisanco thnat small signs have been
printed and are kept for sale, which
readl: ''No smoking allowed in this
>flice." A man whno sells these says:
"The greatest donmand for them
como from bainks. Tihe younng men
who make dIepjosits and carry mnessaves
ror business f1irms are mostly all addfic
ted to the viieJ of smloking cigarets.
l'hore is something about the smuell of
burning paper and poor tobacco that
lasexcessively annoyimng to somn nmneni.
[t is almost poison to thnem, and I fournd
thnat when I began prinnting those cardsi
they had a ready sale. Now nearly
overy bank, lawyer's oflice, and rail
road ofnlco has oneo of thnemn l>r'omlinont
ly displayed. If I counld hayo patented
the ides, I might b)ave madio a fortune1
out of it."
some of the A
-The Newberry ,peA >
--There will be no 1 tit I "
this year. s
-*Spartanburg is ejoicing,o 1e 'k
f newatreetrlaspo. ta ;s
-Edward Hatfield, of Sumter, 1a1/
hle middlefinger by. a otton gin.
-The ga nig.o(tbe q!'
ey allroaf compe 9
-Mahem ee 1Vrd of sour.C
lina, committed sicd a f uit auhdree
with a pisto).
-A fire occurred in Hamburg ope
;he morning of the 19th-which destroy.
:d five buildings,
- Since September 1, two tbous.s4
dine hundred hales of cotton l>,ev
,een sold in Lancaster.
-The Asheville & Spartanburg t.
-oad will be completed to AsbevlIl"by
he middle of December.
-Mrs. Mary Smith, an aged asd
-epected lady of Sumter, has 52 grand
hil'dron and 46 great grand-children.
-An extra term of the Court of
Dommon Pleas will be held in Lancas
or on the first Monday in November,
-There are five families in Lancas
.er county, living in twenty yards of
.ach other, with only two to the fam
-The Marion county fair will not
o held until November 18 and 19.
L'he success of the exhibition is cer.
-An accidental fire destroyed the
:ottou gin, press and engine of Mr.
W. D. lIindt, of Sumter. Loss about
--Cyrus Jenkins and Will Campbell
two colored raftsmen, were drowned
n Wadmalaw river during a gale on
-A brass band has been organized
At Spartanburg. The instrumente cost
four hundred dollars, and have been
-The Highland Park Hotel, at
Aiken, will open for the fall and win
ter season of 1885-6 on Tuesday, No
-llorse-trading is forbidden by the
Yorkville town council, and police
patrol the lots to prevent violations of
-Senator Butler has gone to New
York to see his family depart on their
trip to Europe. They expect to sail
on the 22d inst.
-Mr. D. T. Grice has withdrawu
from the Edgeflold Chronicle, having
transferred his interest in the same to
Mr. T. 0. Hutson.
-A new postoffice hn~ been estab
lished in Edgefleld county at the reai
donce of Senator Callison, to be called
-A new street railway; Is projo.d,
in Charleston, to run throag n
street, from Calhoun to BroAd terti'
nating at the west end of Broad:
-The young ladies of the Metbodlst
church at Spartanturg have organized
a society to furnish the new church
with pulpit furniture, carpets, etc.
-In a drunken negro frolic in Aiken
county, Milledgo Weathersbee was
stabbed in several places and had
onc aru nearly severed from his body.
- Mr. Robert It. Thompson, of Lan
master county, was found dead in - his
bed on October 7. He had died of
heart disease during the preceding
--C. F. Carter, of Carter's Postotee,
Dolletona county, was handlIng care.
lessly an "unloaded" pistol one day
last week, and shot himself through
-A son of Mr. Charles Smiley, o
Colleton county, was throWar frotn a
horse on October 11 and badly bruised.
Some of his teeth were knocked out,
and( his face badly cut and bruised.
-A man who was put in the guard
house at Lancaster the other night
got thirsty before morning, and .cut
nut with his pocket knife through a
heart-pine plank two by twelve inches.'
-The hand of the seven-year-.old
son of J. B3. Cushaman, Aiken county,
got caught ini a cotton gin and was so
terribly crushed that it was found nec
sasary to *amputate the arm three
incheos below the elbow.
-Hon. W. J. Talbert claims that he
aan, at the proper time, fully exonerate
himself Iroor any complictf in the
ate terrible crime at EdgeMeld with
which his name has been connected,
md asks a suspension of(public opInion
luntil that time arrives.
-A little (daughter of Mr. F~ H.
Iludlgins, of Greenville county, fell
rrom a pile of cotton some days. age
ra struck her head on the ground
rioiently. She was seized with fits
shortly afterwards, and had nine fits
>efore they could be stopped.
-Mr. Johni Rhode, of Round 0,
D~olietona county, lost his dwelling
rouse, kitchen and smoke-house by
[ire on Sunday, October 11. The fire
3anghrt from the kitchen while Mr.
Ithode and family were at church, and
they only got back to their premises in
time to save some bedding.
-1Mr. Isham E. Watson, of Marion
counity, lost his dwelling ai.ud contents
b'y fire one night last week. HIe and
his wife were sound asleep and only
awoke in, 1mne to get out -of the house
with a very few articles of clothing.
Thue origiu of the fire is unknown. Mr.
Watson was Insured for about *1,000.
Burned to ieath,, and Restred to Lift.
I know of a man near Maxey's, Ga.., who
for tenr om twelve years was almost a solid
sore from head to foot.
For three years, his appearance being so
horribly repulsive, he refused to let any
one see huim. The disease after eating hi
fiesh, commeinQcd on lis skult bones. Hes
tried all doctors and medicines without
benefit and no one thought he could peesi
bly recover. At last he began the use et
BS. 1. 10., and after usaing six bottles, his
mores were all healed and he was a sound
Heo looks just like a man who had been
burned to death and thea restored $s lif
The best men of tie county kmo hs
ease, and several doctors anid merlu
rave spoken oitas a mhost wonderful case.
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