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VOL_Xv PLOK:ENS, S. C., THUR.SDAY, OCTOBER2,185]Q
One of the Pack.
I see how It Is; I'm one of the pack
A paltrv playing card: nothing more.
You shufilo and deal, then take me back,
Or toss me.to IHo where I was before.
There are royal heads at your mimio court,
But they fare no bettor: they're In the same
For you vary the usual order of sport:
You take wbt you please while you play
No doubt it serves well as a source of fun
To match your lovers, this one against that
Though perhaps when the evening s amuse
went is done
And the pack put aside, we seem rather flat.
But suppose that by chahee in the dead of the
When you dream with disdain of our being
We should break your repose, rising up in our
And declare to your face that our feelings
Fo', whatever you fancy we each have a soul.
And the rules that apply hero are oddly so
That while we seem bent to your fnger's
And are played with, yet we two are taking
Don't you see that a sequence of hearts you
Whilc attemnpting one mean little trump
spot to savo,
Or succumb to an equally luckless mistake
And lot a king go for the sake of a knave?
Does Tom's Diamond to you, or Is it my
Thoradece, after all, will perhaps end the
Then, again, you may yield to young Alger
Or the one-eyed old banker's Cyolo an ace.
The game's to be Lottery-so you sad
Or Matrimony? No; both. I deelarel
Why, the next thing 1 know you'll take to Old
And leave me to sorrow and Solitaire.
Cress purposes still! This never will do.
You ve begun Vingt-et-un; I'm at Thirty
Just ten years apart. Ah, I wish I knew
Sonmo smoother way to make matters runI
You change the game like'a pantomime;
And now it's Euchre, I really believe,
For you're trying to cheat me half of the
With a"little joker'"-a laugh in your sleeve.
Let us end this nonsense! What do you say?
Leave me out, and go on with the rest,
Or throw the whole heap of cards away,
And steko your all on a mnnn as the best.
You can't manage love according to Hoyle
And yout' effort. to do so you surely would
Besides. what's the use of such intricate
You shall win all the games If I only win
-Geo. Parson Lathrop, in Editor's Drawer,
Harper's Magazine for September.
HE WAS AN ARTIST.
He had a studio on Chestnut street
before his arrival it was known as an
attic. It had that trade mark peculiar
to an artist's den, namely, dust and
disorder. But this morning there was
a suspicion of neatness in the arrange
ment of many unfinished canvases;
some of the dust and dirt had been re
moved, though a few spider-wobs lurk
ed in the corners. However, takino
all into consideration, it was not so baa
a place as it might be.
So thought its sole lord and master,
by namo David Marvin, as he sat be
fore his easel, putting in a little darker
background to the lovely fpco he was
painting. Perhaps you might not call
it lovely, but I assure you that the art
ist thought those deep brown eyes, the
auburn hair, and the firm red lips
"So you think a broom and water
has somewhat improved the appear
ance of my room, Miss Lothorp, ' he
was saying to the original of the por
-"I do, indeed; I believe if I hadn't
reminded you in time you would have
been entirely lost in the lacework those
little creatures were spinning about
you," she replied, laughing, and flash
ing a glance of those liquid orbs at
"I wish she wouldn't do that," he
thought, bending his flaxen head to
avoid any more flashes let us suppose.
"By the way, you wished to see those
new w ater-color sketches of mine, didn't
"Yes, I should like very much to see
them, Mr. Marvin."
There was no mistake this time; the
eyes had a curious gleam that caused.
the painter to dive into a corner in an
agony of search for the sketches.
But whliat was this? Bump, bump,
up the stairs it canme, and amnid a great
hoaval of sighs the door was swung
open, and in the open portal appeared
a personage of great proportlens; an
immense white chip bonnet adorned.
with flaming red roses and blue rib
bons, a purple gown, green-flannel bag
of dimensions unknown, and a white
cotton ulmbrella made the tout ensem
"Laws a mercy, D)avy! But them be
the awfulest stairs I ever seen. Hero
am I, a-blowing like an old whale, and
never a breath of air in this stujo of
y<ours; It oughter been called stewpan,
It's my opinion. Ho, he!"
Miss Lothorp had withdrawn into a
corne,r by the window at the panting
dame's unceremonious arrival, and was
now oyoing her gaudy attire with bad
ly coneenled merriment on her face.
"And never a cheer, nuthor. Bless
my soul, Davy, yer getting airy in yer
sky parlor; but you haln't larning no.
sense, that's one thint; a tumblin' out.
yor cheers for this rubNsh," she con
tinued, with a majestic wave of her
hand to the works of art lying around.
,Well, upon my word, Aunt Eliza,
iou' ye taken me by storm. I did niot
ook for you on such a hot day as this,"
-at last gasped David.
"Oh, nol, I was sarten sure of that..
I knew I wasn't wanted; thates just
why I came, Dave Marvial" snapped
Aunt ElIza,looking vindIctively at Miss
Lothorp. "Who's thatP" she asked,mn
a stage whispor.
"I beg yourjpardon, Aunt Faliza,"
said David, recovering his lost energ
and pulling himself up with a erk
"Miss ILothorp, allow me toinrdc
my aunt, Miss Hawkins." inrdc
"I'm from Redington, Pa.; ye've
heord of Redington, missP" InquIred.
the old lady with seome pride. "It's a,
real snigart town, Davy was brung up
there," she went on, seating horse f,
"Indeed!" Miss Lothorp murmured,
endeavoring to appear interested,,while
Mr. Marvin inwardly cursed hi fate.
"I hope that feller hasn't been telling
ye yarns about his an--an, oh, whatey
or you call 'em; -they say all In Philh.
delphy d,o, you know. Why, do you
know, I 'mqnber Davy When he wee
-a little chap In pettiooats, fetchingwa
ter from the well, and mnindia' e.
babies, carryin' then PIg-a-baek o'
needn't blush, Davy; ft. 's
I wonder what yer mnothe,, r6r )t
she seen ye now, d abbliu n those
nasty paintsP Lik, as note g * 'q
ing your father's clothes; his faither's a
miner, Miss Lothorp. Why, yor surely
"Yes; you will please excuse me, but
I remember that 1 have a pressing en
gagement that I cannot slight. Good
"I am sorry, Miss Lothorp," said
David, in a husky voice, surprise and
indignation making his naturally stupid
tongue dumb. "Good morning. Oh,
aunti What have you done.P' he ex
claimed, as he closed.the door after the
young lady. "1 can hardly say I thank
you for airing those spicy anecdotes of
my juvenile days," he continued, bit
terly, as he busied himself beforo his
easel. "What will she think?" was
the next thought. "And she'll never
come back!" he unluckily muttered
aloud. Alas, poor Dave!
"You blamed fool, Dave Marvin!"
exclaimed Aunt Eliza, grasping. the
erule of her umbrella. "You blaind
"Y'are. I s'pose ye'll be bringing
that proud hussy home ter Redington
when ye git her. He, he! When you
Jo! But, never fear, Dave, no one
that's insulted me-"
"Once for all, aunt -"
One-half hour aftergarj Aunt Eliza
came out into the broad daylight,tmop
ping her moist brows, and frowninlg
darkly at the fifth floor widow, from$
whence her painter nephew was gaz
ing down stupidly on the crowded
Another morning two wooks later,
David was at his easel, working on the
Jeep brown eyes, with the heavily
fringed lashes. Was it-no-but it
was the original again sitting before
"Yes I really thought that you would
never come again. You weie so terri
bly put out, you know," he was saying
the hot blood mounting to his brow.
"Why, what made you think that? I
was very much amused by the old lady;
she is very communicativo, don't you
think?" she asked with a queor gloam
in her eyes that the poor follow dread
ad so much.
"Ah, yes-that is-" :he stammer
ed, then quitted his work, and brush
and palette were thrown down.
He stopped and looked doubtingly
"Miss Lothorp, don't you-I mean
would you mind hearing more about
that little fellow who carried his sisters
-the way she said?"
No answer; the eyes wore hidden by
'he long lashes, and a faint, shell-like
tint crept over her face.
"You will not say that you have an
mngagement?" ho asked, thinking he
mad the upper hand, and consequently
"Oh, will you not believe me? It
was really the truth. Why should I
make an excuse when I like-"
A full stop.
"What were you going to say, Mr.
6[arvinP" she inquired, ignoring his
luestion. "Something about yourself,
"It was-not until you finish your
sentence," he said.
"Mr. Marvin, yourself or nothing ."
"Myself! Do you mean it. Mabel? I
was goin to say that I love you, my
That incorrigible young man was on
mis knees, grasping the two warm
alms of Miss Lotrorp. Her dark head
was bent over hith, the bonnie brown
)yes that David both loved and feared
were looking dpwn in his blue orbs
with unutterable tenderness. What
neo was needed P
"Darling, yeur turn now," he whis
ered. "You liked-'-whom?"
"1! 0, David! I intended to tell
iou-not now, but somewhere off in the
rague ages-that I liked to listen to
he lady's chat about--"
"M!Odarling of darlings!"
The postures were something artis
Ic, since their attitudes were struck
luito Innocently, somewhat after that
mainting of Romeo and Juliet in Friar
Uawrenco's cell. The friar alone was
But lo and behold! Who made an
ippearance at this moment but that
renerable gentleman In feminine garb
"David Marvin! Ye blamed
Bakes alive! I'm sure I beg yer par
tion, Miss Lothorp. I--"
"'Aunt Eliza, allow me to introduce
n1y little wvife to be," David said,rising
rrom his cramped position.
"My soul! Ye don't say! Would
you marry an artist, Miss LothorpP"
"Yes, indeed, any amount of thoem,"
she answored, with a fond glance at
"One at a time, darling, I think
would be best," ho suggested. "Taico
no first for a trial."-Waverly Maga
Great Mni's F"ect.
"Rev. Henry Ward Beeckor, the pas
tOr of Plymouth," continued Dr. Palm
er, "has soft, chubby feet. He always
wears a broad-soled, easy-fitting shoe
>f the finest kid made, and suffers but
ittle from corns or bunions. I bright
en up his finger and too nails aboub
nce a month. Mr. Beecher Is a most
anterestin g talker. Thme last time he
was h ero he related many pleasant an
mcdotes of his home in Poeks kill, where
Leo resides with his family during the
mummer. In speaking of the regiments'
encampment at Pookskill, Mr. Beeher
remarked that the boys in blue greatly
idded to the income of the sheopkeepers
ef the town, and taken umpone the whole
~hey Improved its social and moral eou
"Rev. Dr. Talmago, who recently
sailed for Europe to rejoin his family
~n London, is also one of my custom
ers. His feet in some respects resom
ble a canoe, being long and narrow. I
3annot say the~y are froe from corns
and bunions, like Mr. Beecher's, but
eevertheless they are plesant to look
ipon. Dr. Talmage's too-nails grow
mat perfectly straight, and tare as pink
tad white as a wonwans."---N.jew Aer/e
As a curiou's statistical trifle It may
>e mentioned that the United States
sas over fifty psenitentlaries and 2,400
ails. These insti&ntiona cnan. ov
A Practient Mans.r of Arranging Corn
Crib. With a Vi.,w to Utiity.
One of the objections often stated
against farmers is an assorted habit of
working on the hiapd-to-mouth princi
ple. In other words, to answer a tem
porary purpose rather than a perma
nent one. In the settlement of a new
country this is often necessary from
the want of nioney, where so many
things must bi accomplisheud, and is
unwarrantable. But at habit once fixed
is apt to be followed, and in no respect
more often than in cribbing corn. T'he
result is a loss from ratted, bitter,
moldy, or rotten corn, and to a degree
capable of paying all the way from 10
to 20 per cent. on the investment nec
essary to build permanent cribs that
would keep the corn perfectly from
year to year.
An examination as to the result of
imperfectly-built cribs in deteriorating
the value of corn, and the rule will ap
ply measureably to all grain, will show
that a crib infested with rats and mice
the difilculty is not alone in what the
vermin destroy by eating out the chit
or germ of the corn, but also from the
efiluvia arising from and contaminat
ing the corn from their nesting-places.
It is also known that bitter corn arises
largely from fermentation of the cob,
which, put in wet, does not dry out
properly. Mold is incipient decay from
too compact storing when damp and
rotting is an advanced stage of decay.
The loss of a few cents per bushel in
selling makes a large a4gregate in the
crop. Hence, however the crib is
built, it should be only of such size as
to give circulation of air, immunity
from rain, and safety against vermin.
The writer has never 'known a crib
made of rails, eight feet at the botton,
fared to twelvo feet at the top, and
covered sou rely from rain, to faii in
preserving corn perfectly if dry enough
to crib. The reason is, the air circu
lates freely all around the crib. If a
crib eight feet at bottom and tweive
feet at top sanouid be extended, say,
100 feet, the cai,e would be ditlrent,
and if the crib is uniforn:ly twelve foot
wide the danger of injury will be in
creased in a large degree. '1'welve
feet cribs are not unusual in t.,e dry
autumn and winter climate of the
West, and if filled so full that the rain
and snow cannot beat in unduter the
roof, in ordinary seuson, they k,-op the
corn perfectly. In seasons waao corn
does not ripen perfectly, or when from
a long spell of foggy weather peonet rat
ing the crib, the corn becones danp
through and through. If warm weath
er ensues before the wind dries it out
the germ is attacked, producing bitter
ness and mold, and at length rotten
The fact that corn kept compactly in
wide cribs never dare be used for seed
is suflicient evidence that such are not
calculated to season corn in the best
manner for commercial uses. It is
questioaablo if it really is foe amimal
feeding purposes. It is therefore wiso
economy that every farmier build crib
room enough to properiy save all corn
that must remain with him after the
first of March or April.
in buildin: at crib thero are three
things to be taken into consideration.
Immunity from rats and other vermin,
provision against tho-eakago of roofs,
and the driving in of rain or snow next
the caves, and safety from heuting.
Protection against vermin is provided
by elevating the crib eighteen inches
above ground on posts, placing an in
verted tin pan on a large, flat, smooth
stone between the top of the post and
the sills of the crib. Danger from
leaky roof is soeutred by a proper In
chination--not less than a quaarter pitch
-and attention to keopiang the roof
boards, if so made, caremully nailed. A
roof of grooved boards, properly bat
tened, makes a porlect roof. It should
be a double pitched roof for obvious
reasons, and extend over the sides of
the c,rib twelve inches to prevent the
drip from dIriving ia on top of the corn.
if bufore snow is exp)ected it be temupo
rarily boarded tight from under the
eaves, six inches below the top of the
corn, this boarding to be removed ear
ly In the spring, no danger from driv
ing snow will be experieanced.
To prevent heating or fermentation
in the body of a crib tweolve feet wide,
the writer has found the following plan
safe and practicable: Form a skeleton
of aix-inch fencing two or three feet
wide at the bottom and half the height
of the crib, carried to a sharp peak at
the top of the skeleton, running the en
tire length of the crib, the spaces be
tween the boat'ds six inches wide.
Thus you virtually divide the crib into
twvo, the bases of each being only four
and a half or five feet wide. The crib
will thus have a horizontal and a ver
tical circulation of air through the cen
tre, and at a more noaminal cost com
pared to that of flaring the outsides of
the crib. Tho1 projeetion of the roof
prevents drip bomag blown in. that
striking the sides never penetrating to
do dlamage. If, in additionm, the side
strips are put on diagonally Instead of
vertically, this drip will be distributed
still more equally along the outside
and quickly dries. Built in the man
nor described, the writer has never had
corn spoil that was put in the crib in
t,he ordinarily dry condition ns it comes
from the field at husking time, nor
even when other cribs of the same di
mensions, but not so prteeoted, were
Footo aand the Liawyors.
Foote never tired of roasting the law
yers with hisi wit, of which a sample
may be given. A simuple country far
moer, who laud just buried a rich rela
tiona, an attorney, was complaining to
hinm that the expenses of a country
funeral, in respet to carraiges, hat
bands. scarfs, oe.,* were very great.I
"What, do you bury your attorneys
here?" asked Foote. "Yes, to bo sure
we do; how else?" "Oh. we never do
that in Loandon." "Nol'' exclaimed
the astonished countryman. "liow do
yoiu manage?" "\Vhay, when the
p)atienat h.;appens to die we lay hiam out
in a rooma over night by himself, throw
open. that sash, look thme door, and in
the maoringa lhe is entirely off." "in.
doodJ!" saidl the other am:azed. "WVhat
becomecs of haima?"'' "hy that we can
not tell ex:actly; all we know is there' s
a strong amoi of brimstona in the
room next morningr."- Temudcleiar.
De siect c" E'.,.,?lt,tat
"No, sir, we dsn't make cocoanuts,"
said at member of a lirmt whose sig
read, "Coconnut Manufntctssin~ Con
pany," in re p.un-e to nit iurv of a
reporter for the New Y"rk "1..ii! and
Express. "What w'e 14s is to 1trep1:are
cocoaunut for acatlot ion.-r,. b ker.. and
families. to be u<wd 1. :i a . pi sry.
The nuta ara b:rou";i:t h-ro bt" iho vos
sel-load. smu Nhips.. brin: :in;r as many
as 400,000 in onu earg.i. 'h."y ure }itt
up in bagsof t on hnndr.d ac.h. ''h
average weight of tr,- gr..-it taot is one
and ono-half pounsIa. Tan best are
those thickest an nat and ric"hast in
natural oil and sugar. Th,-v cono
from San Blas, Cow island, San An
dreas, Rituatans. Janm:cicat. and l3arat"oa.
They grow on the islsnds of this Car
ribean sea, and the trees areso planted
that the roots are constantly w:ashed
with salt water., The nuts aru not
picked from the true, but tall to the
ground when ripe becaase of the decay
of the stems. Whun the husk id taken
off they are ready for shipping. The
perishable nature of the green nut has
made desiccated cocuanut more dusir
ablo in the market, and this is the ar
ticle we manufacture and sell."
"What is the operation P"
"The cocoanuts are placed in a largo
hopper, from which they fall to a zinc
covered table on a lower floor. In
front of this table several men are
placed, who crack Ue shell of the nut
with a hatchet as it falls on the table.
Then the shell is pried off, leaving the
meat whole. From 6 to 11 o'clock six
men at this work open twelve thousand
nuts. A peeling nachine then takes
off the brown skin of the tints, after
which the meats are broken into pleces,
the milk drawn oft; and the pieces put
into tubs of cle:an, cold water. The
meat is then inspected as to its quality,
and next it is put into a grinding mill
turning four hundred revolutions a
minute. The pulp thus mado is mixed
with granulated sugar and put in long
pans of galvanized iron, which are put
in tho desiccators and the water ex
tracted at a high temperature. An in
teresting fact about the work is that
the entire process must be completed
by 2 o'clock in the afternoon, be
cause of the delicate nature of the
fruit. The number of people employ
ed in this department is forty-six. The
desiccated nut is white as snow, and
perfectly dry, when it has been through
the process, and it is then allowed to
cool, and is left in a dry temperature
for ton days before it is finally put up
for the market. At 3 o'clock each day
the work is all clone."
"What about the idea that cocoanut
"It is supposed by many persons to be
so. But the best growths show by an
alysis about 48 per cent of digestible
oils, 5 per cent of a\tgar, about 46 per
cent of water, and only 1 per cent of
ash. This being -the ease, there is
scarcely anything people eat nore di
gestatue ua.t nutratou.."
Tha ltattltes:ak.:'s Ittvutgo. .
"Speakin' o' snakes," said the Texas
frontiersman, "reminds me ov a little
adventure me and a chum had with rat
tlesnakes that made me respect the rat
tlesnake over since."
"What kind of an adventure did you
have that makesyon rdspect the rattle
snake?" asked a St. Louis man.
"Well, one evening just before dark 1
out among the Rio Grande canyons
there come the all-firedost rain you
ever seed. Before we could get out
the water had risen so the only w:,y of
escape was to cross a canyon thirty
feet wide and 500 doep.
" When we got to this canyon we
found about one million rattlesnakes
there. They recognzed me as their
friend, It seemedsa, as 1 tried to kcep nmy
ehum from shootintef ito a mound ofa
'em, for they crawl~ed taroanid me and
looked into nmy f:ace, as much as to say:
'Yout can hlpi us over if you will.' I
noticed that the snakes paid noe atton
tion to may chuttm, except a big raittlor
mny chuman woundeid would lookat him
anad thean go iaroundl tco his followvers
and seoem to tell them something. (
''Well, I tied a knot in thme tail of a
big rattler anid then got another and
looped his neck into this, and so on uan
til I had a snake rope about sixty*fooc
long. 'Theta 1 coiled it in my hand as
I would a lariat and throwved it a --oss,
and the haead snke tied himaseaf to a
treo, and -the last one on my side did
the same. I haad mny let of snakes to
go over first, and then I went over on
this snake-rope bridhge. The last snake
tet go of thte tree, and he crawled up
and the other, followed until all were
"My chum had done as I did, but he r
et the big wousnded rattler have haim
elf maada, the la.t sniakai, and tie hima
'elf rouand the tro. so whon all tho h
makes were over, and my chuim w:asc
~oing ovYer as 1 haad donea, that big ~
voundeda rattler scaemetd to gr'n, show
ad all his teeth, :and lest go. Of course,
he whole ashbang wenit, downi wtith
'swish,' and tany chumti was thirowed ~
>ff andc smnashted itt joily, and--,,'
ut thae crowd had %cattered and left
he big Tiexan to hhniself.
le muatteread: *-1 don't keer a durn-;
hose teller. tink a rattlesnake Is the
loadlisast enemy to mnankinad. He Is a
iot as poisonons as t,he copperhead, and ta
always rattles a wairning be*foro ho al
itrikes, lie's nmy frienad, anayhow."'
St. Louis Gflob'e.1-o oro f. i
What would becea,of ass unnwatchedb
3ablic g:ardeon ini th.s city to-dhayP la
brief spa'ce it would be a deCsolaL..
Th grounads of thes lIochester Unaiversa.
y are nan ex:ample. ilasro is not ,.
lowering shrub uon thoe ground~s that
a not deaspo.iled of its baaty every ~
'ear by taause w ho have notL searneda to
espsect puiblic piro crty. 'The chiladren I
ire not tatughat to rou pec t suach paroper
y as they oughst to b. Asnd here It ~j
nay be well to suaggest that sach ram
poet ou ght to be tuctalcautod in the
ohoohs, if it is not rat haomo.-1ochester *
Of all thae stattes in the Union, Geor-t
fla brings the mtost fantsastic thingas to
he susfaca, its ery' latost oddity is a
'pider as bug as a hickory nuit,the long,
:urvedl back wheareof shows thto human
'ace In protise. Thec face Is like that of ~
a an of the Mlalaiy typo, the brow, the a
syes, the stn, the mouth andh the chink
>oin g imaitate-d with a precision quite
startling in Its wavy.
MEN OF 't'lIIi PEOPLE.
Diethiguished PHrs'nag.s Gath,ered at the
Possibly so manly distinguishod men
have never before been brought to
gether in New York on any one occa
sion. In the groups that gathered
now and again. there were to be seen
the incised foature.s of Senator Evarts;
"the cultured Lincoln," as I hoard him
called; Senator Morrill, of Vermont,
tall, stoop-shouilere4. with a white,
student face, sometlin4 in appearanco
like Charles Sumner's, but not so
heavy or leonino and vigorous; short
and inclined to be stout, with a soldier
ly mustache and goatee, gold eye-glass
es and a light slouch hat, and hand
some and dapper enough for the adini
ration of all the fair sex; Senator
Warner Miller, with his large round
face, blonde mustacho, heavy weight
and slow movement; John Sherman,
erect and angular as a guide-post, with
his keen face lifted above all his fel
lows; Senator .han G. Harris of Tou
nessee, with bald and shining head;
Dx-President Hayes, with sandy hair
and freckled fatce, stouter than of yore;
ex-President Arthur, also grown a trifle
grey and a little stout, elegant in at
tire, as always; ex-Attorney General
Pierrepont who, by his cut of whiskers
and facial expression, might have
stopped from a picture of. a Puritan
gathering into hIs modern garb and
modern surroundings; the smooth
shaven, wrinkled and smiling visage of
Governor Oglesby, of Illir.o&.; Henry
Watterson, in a brown business suit,
brusque and nervous, with his head
turned slightly to one side and moving
e0nstantly about to secure for his one
eye the vision of two; Murat lalstead,
with a Field Marshal air, and mustache
and goatee white as the driven snow;
Speaker Carlisle, with a dark suit
strangely in contrast with a high white
.at, under which the same cynical
smile is constantly to be soon on his
bare face; Samuel J. Randall, standin
by him, heavier in form, larger in mold
and feature, with the same thin-lipped
smile, but dressed in better tasto, Gen.
N. P. Banks, of Red river fame. These
and hundreds of others command at
tention, by reason of their prominence
n public life or their personal appear
ance. Nearly all of the throng have
risen, as Grant rose, from the ordinary
walks of life. It is a revelation of the
possibilities of the new world, of which
(eneral Grant wrote to General Buck
Ler, "I know now the value of our in
heritance." I saw General Sherman
moving about the Fifth Avenue Hotel
corridors in an old straw hat, an alpa
ca blouse with a single button, and a
p-dr of battered slippers, and then
blossoming out in full uniform, tall,
erect, martial and proud, a tine ty1pe
of the American citizen soldier. The
quaint manners and the freedom with
which he can be approached by any
one and every one, are not least of the
features of his character that draw
men involuntarily to like "Old Tecumn
sel," the leader of the March to the
Sea, that cut the rebellion in two. Al
together different is General Phil Shori
dan, who went about with his brother,
Colonel "Mike" Sheridan, who is fro
quently mistaken for him, as a sort of
twin Sherkian, in a crowd, and would
be picked out by a stranger as a pros
perous turfman. In civilian's dress he
Looks as if he had just stopped out of a
)andbox, except that his face is bronzed
md reddened. His suit of grey En
;lish goods fits him like wax. In the
wearer of a high white hat it would be
liifnbult to discover off-hand the hero
if Winchester and the gallant cavalry
nan who cut out the Confederacy at
licmond. These mna were Grant's
oromost lieuteniants. Jn the group of
enators cailled here by the Vice-Presi
lent, a third type of soldier was p)re
ented to view in the swarthy face and
aven mustache of General Logan,
vho, perhaps, mioreo thani anay other
uan, is to-day the kavorite of the vol
mteer soldiery, whose deedis and valor
aved tti' Union. It would be hard to
lad, the country over, or the world
ver, a handsomer typical warrior than
ieneral Hancock, whose 250) pounds
re carried in military haness with a
uartial air and gallantry beyond all
riticism. These four men, like Gens.
irant are of humble origin.
Glancing through the gath ering
rowds I saw Genmerail Law Wallace,
osokinsg sober and thoughtful, throngh
old-bowed spectacles under a t>rown
kauch lhat, but missed lisa follow otlicor,
~eneral McClornand, wht> foil with hims
ndor the wrathsful criticism of Grant
t Shiloh and D)onolson. General Wal
ice has acted with a umnly dlignsity in
do matter that I hsoar is likely to be
awarde(d, though he mnay' not know it,
y words of ju.<tice to him which (Gen.
rant has writtens and loft behind in
Is mnemoirs. General WVallaco hs
ahned that, but for himself and Mc
lornand, Grant would have beens
rushed in either of those battles. If
rant should have so written it, Wal
ice may well have wvalAid in silence
util now. --.,. Y. Tribuneu'g "Urups
Usch II.e .s."'
Very few people know how to eat a
atermolon, just as not one man in
mn thousand knows how to eat asn or
uge. Tro be properly enjoyed the per
ret watermelon should be pounced on
the patch just after sun-up. it should
a carefully selected. In response to
a eager thump there should follow a
iad and mealy sound, and the melon
sould weigh not less than twenty-five
ound(s. After it la pulled It should be
lit end to end wifth a short bladed
acket-knife, so t.hat in tearing At open
so glowing and juicy heart, ouristing
>ose from 10 conhinement, shall find a
>dgmont on one side only. At this
at>n the knifs) is to be flung s-,,av,
or a moment theoeye should be~ allowsd
i feast itself on the vision thus cud
unly brought to view, then the heart
iould be alcooped out with the hand
od its nectarous meat thrust upon
so hot and thirsty palate. There ought
be something savage In the enjoy..
sent of a wa.termelons; it ought to be
rushed and swallowed with avidity.
he man who knows how to enjoy one
i come away from the fray with the
eetls in hsis board, in hsis hair, and on
is clothes. --'Atlanta Consti(tton.
An Afrinan!natantata i,s. nam.Pic
A Bright Boy Without Logs And
There are many who have to gc
through a part of life at least with the
loss of an arm or a log, and anyone can
realise in a measure the privations such
a loss can occasion; but very few are
called upon to exist without either, and
very few realize the extent to which
human ingenuity can provide moans of
compensation in such cases. Somo
times it soems as if nature gives what
aid it can, and when the physical com
plotonoss has been denied sought to
make up the deficiency with more than
average mental gifts.
Such observations might naturally
occur to the individual who was tc
quainted with the son of G. B. Wil
hams, of Mendon, Mass., who was born
without arms and legs, and yet goes
around the villago and tills a worthy
place in the youthful society of the
town, with promise of an activo and
useful manhood in the years to com.
The young man is 12 yours of ago. His
features are rather old looking for his
years, and the expression is briirht and
intelligent. 1ils language ant7 looks
indicate a belief in his ability to taue
care of himself before a great while.
Ile is nearly qualified to enter the hii;.i
school of the town, and nis hand writ
ing is above the average. In accoms
phshing the latter work the pen is held
under the chin, and with the aid of the
shoulder the tracings are wade.
He attends the public school and goes
around the village without the aid of
any other person, but the tmuais to this
cnd were not invented until within a
year or so, and not until after a long
time of study upon the subject and
trial of several aids, which proved by
experiment to be of little use. He could
get up and down stairs, put on his cap,
and roll and throw himself from ono
poitit in the rootn to another without
help, but to go much outside of the
house it was nccessary to carry him.
Now he carries himself. For this pir
pose a pair of wheels similar to those
on a boy's velocipede were procured
and the axle padded. The boy rests
his chest on the pad and by means of
his imperfect lower limb propols him
self around the town. It required some
practice to learn to balance himseif at
first, but he soon overcame the diflicul
ty. The wheels were obtained in De
troit, efforts to find the kind nearer
home having been without success.
"I can go anywhere I want to," saisi
the lad. 'Can go down hill faster than
a walk, but have to rest on up grades."
He does not complain of any pain or
trouble in the stomach fin. resting the
weight of his body on it so much. In
spite of his afilietion and the way ho is
handicapped in the race for worldly re
wards, lie impresses the stranger as
one who bids fair to make his mark by
strong mental attainments.-0osfnn
McCullough's last performance--in
Chicago-was under the nlYhct of ex
cessive stimulus, and this renmiinds us
that most of our actor ar irrent drink
era. CId Junius riuntus B.;otlh (father
of Edwin) was rarely sober on the
stage, and required incredible pota
tions to enable him to go through his
role. Sometimes he got drunk beforo
the hour, and the audience wits th en
obliged to submit to disappointiment.
George Frederick Cooke, the first Brit
ish star that appeared on our shore,
was also a victim to strong drink, which
destroyed a constitution of rare vigor.
Edmund Kean was another brillanut
victim to inteniperance. lue was the
most wonderful perform.r f his day.
but he required groat quatit ies of
strong drink, and thme hma bit ,ii,rease.d
till it destroyed him. Tiiis tous lac
in lis 46th year. Like McCullough, he
broke downt while oii the stage, anid
sank late the armis of his son, who boire
him oil, and the play wvas stopped. lie
rallied, but never reappeared, and in a
few weeks death closed his is-vereid ca
reer. Forrest, in hiis heav~y eforits, used
strong drink, but it never 'it Ithat dio
gree of mastery w. hicm prvo unerly
destructive,li 1 10 wat tii moutiS ai.usen
Jar man that the staeivr pro.duced,
and no doubt this wvas the, re.~ao wh
lie drank le,ss Lhan someti othar., ii.
teimperanie,bhowe'. r, ti te wisey.a
istortune of tbe dramau~. -..ovr
Alanan l. cer.
James Dennman, principail of the
grammar school whtichi bears his it:uuo,
retumrnedi 'iTuaa frotm a tmontIh's ex
cursion anmng Ltho romn tic isl ano.s
and picturesque inlets of Ahiska. :0t r.
Den man devoted imch of inis nLoeai .m
to the glaciurs, cutauparedi with w..i,:n
he pronoumnces those to Ibe wo '~ nm
Swvitzerlandl andt othier parts of B loi rpe
to be "'babies.'' Muir glacier. mt Gia
cier bav, named front tue dhstintzut.,ed
naturaiist, is a spectacle whose gran-t
en river of ice, e vor slowly tmvinig to
the sea and pitlin g the enormious iia;
es higher between the tioutin at iks
until their summnit towers htmudrod.i of
feet in the air. Where the ptoint of the
glacier pushes wit int,o anid overhangs
the water. vast fragments breaking
apart every few mnonmnts of their own
weight and falling with a thunideriing
erash into the sea, to float away as
enormous iceber's, it ahlords a specta
cle which cant on y be und~erstood and
approciated by onte who beholds it with
his own eyes. Fronm the stunmit of
Muir glacier no less thani twenty..nline
others are to be seen ini various direc
tions, all grindinug antd crowdting their
huge masses towvard the sont, a sight
whtich must certainhy be Otno whicnt few
other scenes can equali.-,San F'rancis
"I have not road Miss Cleveland's
took," said Col. Iugersoll to ai report
ir, "but if the author condemns the
toetry of George Eliot she has inado a
nistake. There is nto poem in our Ian
~uapo more beautiful thant 'The Lov
Irs, and none loftier antd purer titan
he 'Choir Invisible.' Thormee Is nlo
ootry in the 'beyond.' Then poetry Is
iere---hore in this wvorld wYhtero love Is
-in the heart. Tihe poetiy of them 'be
!oud' is too far awiay---a little too gemn
iral. Shelley's -Say Lark' wits in our
aky--the 'Daisy,' of liun, grew ini
)ur ground, antd between tint h.rk and
that daisy is rom ior till tihe real
anotre of the earth."
GENERAL NEwS 1T3
Facts of Interest, Gathered froma''Vlt 6
-Work on the Hudson Rivee ,n,,tghh
Is to be resumed this winter.
-The mania now in Washingtotisr
for bridalcouples to call on the Trl. ? :
-The New York Cremato la reydy
for business. One can get urned up
-Ex-First Assistant Postmaster
General Hay died in Pittsbuig last
-Bartholdi is coming over to super
intend the erection of his statue of
-Morris Frankinu, President of the
Now York Life Insurance Company,
died last week.
-Montreal is distributing stnallpox
over the country with an impartial
and lavish hand.
-A Canadian crank says If you w,il,
trim your nails every Friday you -ill
never have the toothache.
-King Alfonso has pardoned the
Cuban rebels Varona, Gal4no, Sumag
vera and Itounuan, condemned to bo
-A foot of snow Is reported from
nearly all parts of the northern ponin
sula of Michigan, blockading the rail
-A woman scored the highest per
centugo ever reached in a civil service
examination in this county. It was
--'The National Wholesale Druggists'
Association niet in Philadelphia last
week. The proceedings were of no
- The Catholics object to the ap
pointnent of Mr. Curry as Minister to
Spain, on occount of his denuneiation
of their religion.
-John S. Wise has figured in thirty
six duels, which is not so very bad for
a left-handed man and a repudiating
Republican at that.
-Johnt Jarvis, a well known turf
man of New York city, dropped dead
from heart disease at the Jersey City
race track last week.
--Secretary Lamar has suspended
Chief Justice Vincent, of Now Mex
ico, for improper conduct. This Is
tanuamuount to a removal.
*-A vast quantity of potatoes are
lein worked up at the starch mills,
the produt of whli will be greater
than for three years lpast.
-The Chicago Tribune, in Its re
view of the money market, insists that
the rate of interest will decline, what
ever may happen to commodities.
-Mrs. John Conway wife of a
dairyauun in Kansas City, and her
daughter Kate were murdered is day
tine on Friday, it is supposed by a
-Italian Opera appears to be going
out of fushion in London. T.9 ..yy- .,,
beent engaged fior this basoli at the
ridiculously low price of $2,000 a
-Cadet lRalph Bailey, of Arkansas,
a inember of the third class at Annapo
lis, found guilty of hazing by courl
murtial, has been dismissed ' from the
-it is stiled ihat 'resident Cleve
land tendered the Chief Justiceship of
New Mexico to Judge Benjamin Buck
ncr, of Louisville, Ky., but he will not
-The bucket shop of F. 1. Fried
man, lBroad street, New York, has
suspendedl, owing $33,500. The ad
vance ini oil and stocks is assigned as
-A mani, atged about sixty, who had
carefully removed fromn his coin
and1 efets eve'ythinig that would lead
to his idlentitlcationi, studcded in WIVI
--A t a meceting of the Irish National
League last week, ini New York, pre
sided over by Chats. A. Dana, of the
Sun, $10,000 was11 subscribed to alid
Pairiiell ini Jrelaiid.
-G;overnior Ilill, of New York, feel,
conflident of electioni if the Demwocratse
of New York city will come to the
scratch like the Democrats of the re
malider of the State.
-Johni Chatham, of Pinie Station,
Pa., had beeni on a protracted .drun~k'
and beiig giv'en a pint of whiskev
dranik it (iff at a gulp and fell dezdd
-A inegro named Ward was hanged
by a mob, last week thirteen miles
south ot' Eufaula, Ala., for the attempt
ed muirder of a citizen and the sup,
posed murder of another.
-Nelsoni, Stewart and~ Anderson,
D)avis, colored, wvho burglarized tihe
residenice of S. (G. Stricklanm, at Ch'i.
lotte, N. C., hiavo beeni sensItnced to
be hanged oni November 25th.
-Steel is constaiitly being put, into
newv uses. The latest noted is the
emiplloymeint of eight thousand tonis of
steel castinigs in the construction of an
immense block of bonded wvaiehonses
-D)r. Dio Lewis says that a brain
worker should not eait more than twvo
meals a dayv, but Edlward Everett
Ilale, (one of the hardest brain-workers
in the world, eats five squlare repansts
in twenty-four hours.
-Thle coniionis of the landowners
ini East Lothilan, Scotland, is unienvia
ble and thte depr-ession 1s "fLt all over
Scotland. One nobleman. vithI a rent~
roll of $350,000 per 'anntun liau just
received $20,000 neot.
--A cottage in Vernonr P~ark, Cihi
cago, was dlestroyed by fir. mand four
of' the Inmates-the wife and two
children of' Mr. WV. S. Wales and hIs
mother-in-law-were burnt to decath.
The husband was badly injured.
-Willie Schlenuker, aged ten a.ci
dentally shiot and killed Willie tuCa.,
aged seven, while they were -exatniti
iiig a toy pistol last week, in (Gt1elh
nuati. Sch enker was taken into. oup
today, but afterwards releaej.
-Thos. WhItely, a travelling, hivn
from St. Louis, w as married Sa(nvday
at Linicolin, N'ebraska, and *ent fo V
St. Louis. The husband and wifei
were found in their room, d ing fro0:
the effects otf morphine. T se 6se -is
supposed1 to be one of suioide.