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THE DESERT MIRAGE,
AB Explanation of Tal? Peculiar
Freak or Tintur?,
One of nature's truo wonders-ono
upon which much has boen written,
but which ls yet not understood when
its varied phenomena are considered
is the desert mirage. Travelers lu tho
arid regions of the "western and south
western United States tell wondrous
talcs ) concerning tho spectral pictures
which tho desert mirage has presented
for their inspection. Cool sheets of wa
iee land waving trees and grassy
awards appear where all is known to
be parched earth and* burning sands.
Occasionally a raouutain range will ap
pear1 on what ls known to bo a bound
less stretch of iovol plain, or a herd of
deer, cattle or other auimals will be
??ccu apparently contentedly grazing
on tho glassy surface of tho atmos
phere. Cities are occasionally seen
hundreds of miles from civilization,
?nd phantom ships have been known
to loom up against the sky and appear
os real vessels to persons who lived
?o far away from the waters that they
had never taken the trouble to visit the
seacoast and who had never seen a
real ship. . .
The explanation of the mirage, nb
usually given, ia as follows:
The sand, being intensely hot, causes
the layers of air which rest upon it to
become greatly rarefied, and under cer
tain circumstances th Is1 layer is quite
distinct from the denser stratum a few
Inches or feet above lt-just as if lt
were a sheet Of water upon which oil
Tested. It ls this rarefied stratum of
?lr which acts as a /effector and pic
tures to the eye tho? o curious Inverted
?. images. :v:<.
* , ? . . ..... M *.u . ? I., ... mlmm .
A yVlLPfcftNfeSS OPTRfe?S.
SSAS?assIkls For??ta /?fcftt Afxmnfl .to
Nearly all of ' the northern and cast
.ern part Of " Guatemala ie covered with
douse' tropical fores*, consisting of
mahogany, different, kinds' of cedar,
V . -chicle . and other hard woods.. Along !
streams down which loga can be floht- ]
-ed much of tho mnhouany has been
-cut, but nra yet very little of tba other
woods h?ve been marketed.' Thia ia es
pecially true cf the departments of Pa
ten, Alta Verapaz and.Isabel..;
- Moat of tho 'foresto still belong to the
- goverunsent, and tho usual method of
securing the ' timber ia by1 'concession,
foy which ? certain number of trees are
.Cut at a given price per tree, or a stlp
; slated sum ls paid ?or the timber oh ?
given tract It is not an easy matter
?/;.: to got titles to largo tracts of land in
:0iJ-?uatettmtaVaa It is discouraged by the
. Government These concessions ore not
usually. granted for, - a longer \ period
than five yearc. Sometimes it ls atlpu
iaaied that if ? certain number o? trees
. -aro cut'during that- time ttuy mu?t be
? ' .< 'T??ewed. .
ina fnrestafare Jlmjted, being it j
te mountainous cWhtry ^prlnclpally
?and inaccessible. Most of tho -lumber
used comes from the United States,
?principally from. California. .The ferr
?eats of thia country aire generally so
inaccessible that the railroad compa
nies import nearly all their flea and
.even Import coal, because it ls difficult
?cr them to get snougli OTowoodv^New
Ifork Herald. . O ?
" Marriage is an institution highly con
? Suelve to the health of both husband
?nd wife; says American, Medicine.
Statistics provo that among married
' men "over twenty years bf iago and wo
rsueu over forty themorteU^^te ir>
4ar less t?ian among thoso who remato
single. Among tho widowed nnd di
vorced,' tho mortalityJi? ?Kcep?o^ily
?feat. Suicides among ? unmarried
?re much more numcroua^than. among
tte married. Th?'matrimonial rata'toi
"? ' promotes temperance, in evory form.
STurmermoro. the DrbhaWa>4si**^Si ci
Uf? of a married man of* thirty exceeds
?V'. that of bia unmarried brother by fivo
\ryea^Ian4 tte: wife ma^ eirp^ to ?vw
.one year longer than a etoglo woman
-of ttsj-ygn?.-SjpBu<? V ? t - : ; : r |
':. 8?e S?*M>?4 . Wijiit&o*..\S'$??
Mme. de Chevreose, a rsprecentaUve
s&f ono of tho noblest families la
. . , ?rsnee, . fleeing ^
_ .poleou wished to'&ii?^^?^'i^?S:\
toeing maid of honor to his sister-iu
.?aw, the queen of Spain. She attar*
laus, but always affected: to looa: down
.on the Imperial court. One day sh?
. went . to a reception at the Tuileries
?W,aU???ir ^Mon Dion, sire,* rea*
Jy doto^ teBowv but at any rate they are
? finite good enoughjfr> wehr h?rer
"Well," enid Mrc Brcgtfiu after a
.aolo by a fashionable church choir ten*
-w, : "if that ain't me rudest thing 1 ever
....... ?Vf^Stt*: " V
v.\:;-?ooh\'s^;ih^^ io sing
-every cine? n^
A CURIOUS PROBLEM.
Tlie Trembling Pillar nt Helm? *
Pnxxlo to Architects.
Tho fatuous trembling pillar at Reims
presents a curious problem to archi
tects. Tho Church of St. Nlcalse ls sur
rounded \vith pillars constructed to
prevent tee walls from straining. At
tho entrance of tho church ls a bell
tower. On one of the bells lu this tow
er tho phenomenon of the trembling
pillar depends. When this bell is rung
or even touched tho top of this pillar
It goos and returns about seven
Inches on each side, although the base
of the pillar Is Immovable, and the
atones aro BO firmly cemented that It
seems like a solid pJece of stone.
An authority who states that no
satisfactory solution of this peculiarity
has been gives writes: "What is very
singular ls that, although the four bells
aro about the same distance from tho
trembliug pillar, only , ono of them has
any effect on it. The others may be
rung singly or all together without
In 1775 a little window was made lu
. tho roof of the church opposite the pil
lar. A board was placed on top of tho
pillar, and on it were put two glasses
of water. Then the bell was rung. Im
mediately the pillar began to sway, and
at the fifth stroke of the bell the two
glasses were thrown off.
The tinging of this bell has no effect
on the pillars between the phenomenal
one and the tower nor on any of the
others, but formerly it was the first pil
lar which swayed, then lt became im
movable, and some years ago the ono
next to lt became the eccentric one.
Its Sangfe*t*?lona *V Xibirr?G t>r->tfee
' WerM ot Science. . ) >
Spiritualism la the euccessor 'of the
mediaeval . occultismand of - the older
magic. Today cd en ce, without accept
ing ita manifestations, ?tudies them,
ami In these troubled waters almost
all the facta upon which the new meta
physics -fa founded have : been .fished
up. Like magnetism, it baa drav?n tito
attention of physicians7to tho phenom
ena ot induced aleep and baa given
many of the data for thestudy Ot hyp
nosis and suggestion. The mediums,
who believe, like the ancient python
eases, that they are possessed by for
eign apiri ta, have served for the etudy
of tho change of personality and telep
athy. And lt baa shown that the prod
igies, diabolic and divine, recorded in
all wrl'j K?gtonSyWere not BO fabu
lous ss ?he critical fancied. At all
?venta jelenco admita that.thero la a
force-call it psychic ea Crookes does,
neurie with Berets, vital- with Barn
doo or th* odie force of Reichenbrach
-a force which can be measured and
described, which leaves ita mark on
tixe photographic plate, which emanates
from every living being, which acta at
a distance/ which eave* or destroyo.
Plato knew lt ? Great wizards like Car*
dan ! made use of it, The charlatans
like Ca gil os tro blundered upon it The
scientists have the last word.-Every
body's Magazine. '
A IToffiney Baan inn Statesman,
buting the first half of Catherine's
reign the Ic?diuc states man was Count
Panin, almost the only one of the em
press' advisers..'who dared to think for.
himself, '.fife'??a th? 'mos^-!s>rc;;?ss?r-j
ed of her statesmen, and yet wo read
.concerning him that -bia indolence awl
sloth were beyond expression. Ho wno
voluptuous by temperament and sloth
ful - in system, and to ?b o - industrious
Swedish ambassador, Holker, .he once
remarked: **My dear baron, it ls evi
dent that you are not accustomed to
again of etata if you let them niter*
f ero vi th your dinner.'* In 1778v the
English ambassador, Harris, wrote to
the British foreign office, ?Xou will noi
credit mo if I tell you that out of the
twenty -four? hours Count : l^in??nW
?lvea half an hour to tho discharge of
fata official duties."
W-T:' ? ^..'^T'yyf . :? 1 ..
? j: wfli.:^. .
It ls a popular notion that all pills
,? arel or aro intended to be aperient.
That ls ari error. There are many foA*;
W?S^?mM b?^ n^de froni ?u
thortaed recipes and sold - by all drug
gists-that " are. :. very distinctly r?et;
?sperkmt, .Thus there ts a sulphate of
?tff?may? pm, whose action. .fa? tonic.
Phosphorus pill is a os^^t*^? jBoK
phate of iron ipili la a blood food. Squill
?rn ia an.??.memfcyMf^Mffl:
form ls , a very convenient one| <or
giving medicines and eau be applied
to nearly every drug, with the excep
tion of things essentially liquid, aa the
mineral acids. ' ^ ?'}'. ..\*?^<:. \ :.
Weat Bl? OW? Qettei-. . ?;
**A woman went marketing In ron*
oull hah," sald a Boston minister. "She
; phtyed fowl' so' :;age#ras . to seem .'al-;
most ,' unsalable. 1 What do you ; 3el\
mose: forT*, Inquired tia? woman; won
dering If the proprietor Would d^re eali
thom chickens. *We usually. sell ? them
for profits, marm,': was the . curt-.ie- :
?spense; '. ' 'Ob.' said ; the iwoman; *t
thought they were patriarchs.'"j
returned frem th? races,'', said young
''atr?.-Torkitt8. ' '' '^' '
A?^?'saidV his system was ont of or
His Gre?* ?l?*i>very.
J5te.?'--:''don't boiicvV half our Heh
men know when they are weAl off. Dix
~T?re did yon get that -t??i?t Hlx-r
?t tho courthouse. I was down there
th? nuning looking over the tns lists.
; Chicago; ^^^^^^^^M?^^?,
; -Mt*??*?Wii I i I ll li ur nnr<wMn
Find fault, when you must find fault;
In private, if possible. and some>Xt?m
after tho offense, rather maa *ttf|e>
: ? _ ,4, ??-,,B^
: ..~j?be\; arriv?t bf. ..?'. new' girl baby
meaos another domestic cryVie. ?.?,;
'- Toi> ma?y men sit uo?rd In aa
ioon a an d wait lor ?orne thin g to tor n i
.ap. . . . . . . V$!I
off loi eccentricity are born diplomats.
? % To? laay 'have . not??,e?:'thsj|l|b?^
pr?t&?d?t: -girl- alway* 'has i\ki??w$u?
U,fekes a horn aiplow'vt td*y;?M
FiLi H ?N K?iifi.A.
Tile Street* ot tho etty Reek Willi
Sewage and Odor?.
The streets of Korea uro used for
every conceivable and incoueelvablo
tiling. , Down the middle of them or
on either sl?e the city's, sewage rocka
along a sluggish course, carrying with
it every possible thing but its own hor
rible odor. Tbc houses on tho main
streets, or what might for waut of a
moro descriptive name be called the
business streets, are all built with one
olde open, as houses aro built lu Japan.
There is little or nothing displayed for
pale lu any shops, end there is seldom
anything to detain a loiterer along the
way. Tho Korenn woman knows abso
lutely nott1 lng about the joys and sor
rows of chopping. She lives ber life In
virtuous seclusion, or at least lu seclu
sion, and tho tradesmen must needs go
to her audi thrust their goods respect
fully thtougb a small opening lu the
door of her apartments. What she
doesn't want she thrusts out aguin
I and then baggies with him over tho
I price of what she has selected, with
the thin but not transparent partition
between them. So there is little need
for attractive shop windows. Since the
women make all the men's clothes,
they, of course, buy tho materials for
them alsu, and I have really never
seen anything purchased in a shop.
But still they are built with the use
lessly open side, and one can buy if
one ls so Inclined, as foreigners so of
ten are. The houses ?hat are not of
this description are not to be seen at
all, being bidden behind expressionless
stone walls capped with tiles and
pierced with the tiniest possible gate?
ways.-Leslie's Weekly. Y
NEW YORK'S RECORDER.
.Th? City'? Mont Aaetorat Official Heat
^ to tb? Mayor.
Next to the mayor the recorder ls the
most ancleut public official in the city.
His office dates bach to the Dongon
charter, given with the authority of
King James ii. to the city of New
York ia April, 1086. The governing
body of the city were the mayor, the
recorder and the aldermen.
From the recorder sprang, in 1821.
the old court of common pleas, which
later became the supreme court Orig
inally the mayor and the recorder held
all the court In New York, both civil
and criminal, the aldermen, sitting also
to aid In disposing of potty cases. Tho
recorder wes a member of the board
of aldermen. One of his important du
ties was: to pass on competency for citi
.The first recorder was JameB Gra
ham, appointed by charter. His duties
Included taos* of the present recorder
and many more. Gradually as the
court business increased the recorder
ceased to act as an alderman, and ba
the subdivision of court work the
criminal cases, which, as affecting the
life and liberty of citizens*- were then
regarded as of the graver Importance,
were retained by him, and the civil
cases were transferred to newer courts.
Thus the oiflce of the recorder Is
traditionally the primary safeguard
over the principles of the old common
law on which New York*? moders
criminal jurisprudence ls founded.
New York World.
; In Andrews* "Anecdotes Ancient and
Modern" (I7?9) one reads, "Should a
glass house fire be kept up without ex
tinction for a longer term than seven
years there ls no donut but that .a
salamander would be generated lu the
cinders." . This probably accounts for
the popular idea that a salamander
lives tn tte fire, a fallacy so far remov
ed from tho truth; that the ctn lona
lizard-like beaot so called ca anet en
dure ; even the beat of the sun, but
skulks away under stones to avoid lt
1. T.'iW nowr tssv ?is reputation for
. fire eating; < thougfa, which lingers still
In tba., he??ng Utensil that is naropd
after it'' ... " . ; ' .; ;
v',: Sa Mi bidi Vase.
rn? Girl I Left Behind Me*? te sa
Irish tuno, leno wa to have been .lu. ex
istence lu 17TO. .'? ?Tbe author ot, the
words ls unknown, though claims have
beea made for several Irish and Eng*
lum poets; .For over100 years it has
been tho parting tune of the British
army and nary and ls played when
ever iftfc '?. r?giment i* le leaving a I town
where It hos been stationed or a man
Of-w^r is weighing anchor to sall from
.;*pe*fc ? ii'.-jf . . '... i . . .
? ' .;. cestfr
In order to'judge bf tho lnaldo of trip
era Blindly your; own. for men ? a gea
eral are very much alike, and though
one has one provaUlng passion and an
otherhas another yet their operations
are m web tue same, : end whatever e a -
gages or disgusta, pleases or offends
you tn others will engage, disgust
please or offend others lu you.-Ches
^?4- ' 1 -1--7-- ? ' ;.: ,
i On; one ocj?asion a Scotch minister
knocked at tho door of a bouse where
a husband and wiio were quarreling.
When I admitted he Inquired. "Wha'a
the bead ot this, houser' The tana
quietly replied*. "Sit yorsel' doon, mon;
elf y?r??l' doon. We'ro jurt frying to
.?la^t'^-tt^,*,,. ' :
.' VS?. - aiMt.'::v v :
: Bess~-8?e here, every time you see a
? you?all It a 2. Whats'.??'th? matter
with yon-nearsighted? Stenograph
-No, sir; lt's a matter bf habit X
used to clerk In a ladles' shoe store.
?^'Twa Vfiewa- Of :ta... ? ?'
Parson-Dc yon take thia woman for
better' or, &r-woree*^Br^esroonv-*
We?t I exaptir say. . jser people
?pitek jtfe for batter, but mino think
-r> '.'???iv'."' .---i-i?.-7' , i i-% n'?m-c&S; >v5E? j*
- Too msay people espeot others to
do more for thara then they are willing
to do for themselves.
>-Adtiee of friends makes a mul
titude of enemies. ,
5^njg'in;en:: a^emeiitwitb: you when
?yen know be bas some other way; to
ge^evenv '?: V
-- elsey a man has lived ovrr a
SwfWpiiJl bia life without knowiog
St. . R
Tho Lni'scit A'evmiinp?r.
The largest newspaper ever publish
ed In this or an j- other country was
tho Illuminated Quadruple Constella
tion, which was Issued In New York
city ou July 4. 185i) It was a 28,000
edition and was sold at 50 cents per
copy. The slice of tho page of this
?hoet wng 70 by 100 l aches, or almost
forty-nine sqpare feet. It was an eight
page paper, thirteen columns to tho
page, or a total of 104 columns, each
forty-eight inches in length. It was
illustrated with good portraits of Pres
ident Buchanan, Edward Everett, Hen
ry Ward Beecher, N. P. Banks, E. II.
Chapiu, Horace Greeley, Elizabeth
Barrett Browning, Alexander von
Humboldt; James G. Bennett and sev
eral others. Tho paper contaiued thir
ty-six different poems entire, ono of
them having as many as sixty-four
eight line verses. Among other articles
of sp?cial note was tho celebrated
"Moon Hoax," published In 1S35. lt
required the work of forty persons ten
hours per day for eight weeks to "get
out" this mammoth paper.
Or.0r"n of "Stationer."
According to Pierre de Blois, the ti
tle "stationer" was applied to one class
of bookseller ioug before tho seven
teenth century, though that may have
been the period when lt carno to refer
to any seller of books. He distin
guishes between the librarli and tho
8tatlonarII, who had both become so
numerous In Paris In 1250 that cer
tain regulations had to bo made for
their control. The former were agents
for the sale and loan of manuscripts, a
largo Bum of money being deposited
when a manuscript waa lent, while the
latter, allowed to have stations or stalls
In the marketa, wera Bellera and cop
lera of manuscripts. At the time he
wrote there were twenty-nine brokera
and stationers tn Paris, not a very dan
gerous number, one would , think, con
sidering that Paris from the twelfth to
the fifteenth century was considered
the chief seat of learning.-London
Wiall ?a It Waa Botardny Nl?ht.
One of our best known manufactur
ers, whose business for years bas
been done by traveling salesmen, made
up his mind to"call personally upon bis
New York city trade as an ?xouso to
get to New York, a' place he had not
visited In twenty years. The gorgeous
ness of the hotels mado a great Im
pression upon him. Tho best was nono
too good, aa ho has plenty of money,
and he ls not afraid to spend it when
away from homo, so he put np at one
of the palatial hostelries and had a
BUit of rooms. When he returned he
told his friends of the magnificence of
the place, the fine furniture, the beauti
ful decorations and tho finely appoint
ed bathroom. "Why," he said, "the
floor waa tiled, the walls were tiled
away up to the celling, tho tub was
porcelain, there were plenty of towels,
bot and cold running water, and-and
-by gosh, I only wished it waa Satur
day night !"-Boston Herald.
The Tinsel Sinker of Delhi.
Here ls an artist's pretty description
of a tinsel maker in Delhi, India: "The
silken thread from a bhll under tho
worker's feet as be squats on the
ground rans over the hook and Is at
tached to the spindle. One rapid sweep
of the latter along the workers thigh
Bets It going and both the slender, sup
ple hands are free, one for tho thread,
one for the reel of tinsel, which In a
flash shoots upward to arm's length
coiled like a snake about the spinning
thread. The sunlight and the gold
tinsel together flash up the yellow
silken thread, seeming to set lt on
fire." ? ?. : \ . . ? ?
' CamtflkUtm* . .
"There ta nothing so Irritable to a
cough as a cough." Constant coughing
ls precisely .like scratching a-wound on
the outside of ;the body. So long aa lt
ls continued the wound will sot heat
Let a person when tempted to cough
draw a long breath and hold lt until it
. warms, and soothes every air cell, and
benefit will soon jbe received: from this
process.. The explanation simply ls that
the nitrogen which ls thus refined acts
j as an 5 anodyne to the mucous mem
brane, allaying the desire to cough and
giving the throat end lungs a . chance
, to heat ?
. . - r- .' .
. tiloattra On ta ene.
? Scotchman was taken by an Amer
ican friend to visit/Niagara falls. Al
ready his feelings as a patriot had been
a Ilttlo frosted by the persistent blow
ing of hts conductor oh the greatness
of things American. "Did yon ever
behold anything so wonderful aa that?"
asked the guide. . ~Aye; man, ut Pee
bles I sa w a peacock wt* A wndden
log,** was .the unexpected reply.
''v>;;. Aa laprobaMo Story. ;
Diogenes, lantern to hand, entered
the village drug store. ' -
"Say* have yon anything that will
euro a cold?" ho asked. .
/?. "No, slr, I have nor/' answered the
"Give mo your hand.*' exclaimed Di
ogenes, dropping hu lantern. "I havo
at last found an honest man.*'
"George, did you know that I was
going ta marry your sister?" ;
"Wei!, I beard her say so, but she's
had that Idea about so many other fel
lows that I didn't feel sure about lt
till you told mo."
Pleasant AU Arenaid.
Mr. Facetious (having his. portrait
painted)-! suppose you want me to
lodft pleasant ? . Artist-Yes, and, pay
lh advance. Mr. Facetious-What's
that for? Artlst-Oh, so that I can
.look pleasant too.
A man's deportment Is a mirror In
-which each ono displays his imago,
- Perhaps the largest asparagus
growiog territory is this country is in
the ; neighborhood of Augusta, Ga.
OS? gentleman living about 25. miles
from th it city has recently put do wa
400 aeres. Asparagus of the right
feled briggs fancy prioes io northern
. ^,^-Wh?n a^ man. "owns ' a fishing
outfit it's a sign be isn't going to'
, - Some p?ople arc so papular w;th
themselves that other folks feel in the
.... mri: - :. K: ''?8??m>
THE BACK WAY.
Xln I ario's Avenue of Eirop? From Ulm
In the year ISIS or thereabout, be
ing worried by duns lu Parts, Hnl7.sc
took lodgings In Passy, then a vlliugo
In the environs, at a house In the Hue
Basse. There ls little remarkable
about the front of the house. It ls Just
a plain, white, two storied French
dwelling of n hundred years ago or of
today for that matter.
But at the back Is a garden and at
the bottom of the garden ls a doorway
leading Into one of the oldest lanes lu
the world, from the look of lt. Truly
thia ruelle, with its crumbling walls of
siono and plaster. Its ivy and Its shade
of overhanging trees, ls as happily de
void of suggestions of modern "Im
provements'' as anything to be found
within the girdle of the fortifications.
By means of this byway Balzac,
when Insistent voices from within tho
house reached his cars as he worked
In his little pavilion at the end of tho
garden, could avoid the unpleasantness
of an Interview with atty holder of tho
overdue bills which throughout his lifo
were the only taugibfo results of bia
experiments as a printer and typo
It noctis but little Imagination to see
him hurry off down the lane, hatless
and In slippers, to await events, while
he dreams of exploiting the jewels of
tho Golconda or the silver mines of tho
new world.-W. H. Helm In Critic.
LAND OF THE PARIS CABMAN
Place to Which He Retorna Wita Illa
3 nv Intra to Bad lil? Hayn.
It is a peculiarity of Paris, which ev
ery viBltor who knows enough French
to tell ono. dialect from another must
have uoticed, that nearly all Paris cab
men como from the same part of the
country. The snme thing ls true of
coal merchants and of dealers In roast
ed chestnuts, who come from Au
vergne; of tho goa th ord?, who hawk
their milk about ??? streets, who are
Breton peasants, and of many other
The cab drivers' land la probably lit
tle known to Englishmen. It ls down
in the Avoyron, and Bode: ls its capi
tal,-a tiny village, where the worst lan
guage and the best hearts In all Franco
aro to be found. Tho eldest of each
faml'.y In Rodez takes the land and tho
paternal cottage. The old folks llvo
with him until their death, and the
younger sons go to Paris and drive
For years they drive about ta all
weathers, scraping together sou by sou
until they have garnered enough to go
homo and pay for their boord and lodg
ing for tho remainder of their days.
They co with the older brother to a
notary on tho first day of their return
homo and sign a deed by which he ls
bound t keep them for tho remainder
of their dayB In Idleness In return for
their savings.-London Standard.
IC Ia One of tho Perfectlona of ibo
A gentleman is gentle, slow to sur
miso evil, slow to take offense and
"slower still to give lt. A gentleman
subdues bis feelings and controls his
speech. It ls sometimes said of a man
that ;:?e con be a gentleman ' If be
wants to be," but a man who can be
n gentleman when he wonts never
wants to be anything else, saya tho
In the cultivation of courtly sci?
respect must play a prominent part.
We must never pasa for more than the
value we piece upon ourselves. To ire?'
spect others wo mu st first respect our
selves. Whit ier said, "I felt that I
was tn tho world to do. something, end1
? thought I mast."
Ode o< the perfections of the gallant
man ILM in thn supremacy of salt con
trol. Herbert Spencer, speaking of thia
Important attitude of man as a moral
being, said, "-Not td be Impulsive, not
to be spurred hither and thither by
each desire: that In turn comes upper
most, but to be self contained, coif
balanced, governed by the Joint de
cision of the; feelings In connell as
sembled, before which every action
shall have been fully debated and
calmly determined-that It ls which
education, moral education at least,
strives to produce."
. OAS Ensila? Customs.
England can boast of moro quaint
customs and ceremonies that have been
handed down from century to century
than any other civilized nation. The
sounding of the mayor's born, at Ripon
la. one of the moat ancient customs In
tho kingdom. . It formerly announced
the setting of the watch, but It has now
lapsed into the forra a?; ty of three blas to
given at 0 o'clock every evening at the
mayor's residence by hts official horn
blower and three more at the market
cross. . ' . :
KmoTKry of wm.
; Energy of will IS the soul of every
great character. Where lt ls there ts
resolute character; where lt ls not there
ls faintness, with effeminacy, despond
ency, neglect of duty and failure. "The
strong man and the waterfall." says a
proverb, "channel their own path."
Friend-I haven't seen you for some
time. Poet-No. Fact la I have become
a good deal of a recluse lately. Friend
-I feared so. How much do you owe?
One ReSeemlns Petitore.
"What an Idiot Stevena is, Isn't her'
"Yes, but he bas one redeeming qual
ity-he's always telling you bow well
you joek.7-Milwaukee Sentinel.
A Delated Apology.
Mrs. Talkwords-Henry, yon were
talking in your sleep last night Hen
ry-?Pardon me for Interrupting you.
Smart Set. .
, . A Good Investment.
Dr Drummond's Rboumatia Treat
ment cures all curable rheumatics, and
Hs makers want ao opportunity to tell
you about it. After they have dote
OJ, if you don't buy it from your
druggist tho fault will not be theirs.
' If you have rheumatism, aime sci
spirt from your busy work to wrile
that fact io the .Drummond' Medioitc
Co., New York, will be a good invest
Kia W'/rk Rnnaea FT< -I a Needle to
a Battler . o,
.'There ls, perhaps, no other frauo
nuil very few professions," writes Wil
liam Haddow lu the Technical V.'orld
Magazine "that require the high order
of intelligence, tho study, tho applica
tion, the real hard headed cominou
sense, the surgeon's delicacy of touch,
for Instance, in Utting of fine work,
that the machinist's trade demands to
give tlie excellent work and the Inter
changeability of parts found 1? the
modern rifle or sowing machine. The
range of his work ls from a needly to
a battleship; from automatic machin?
ery that would talk French had it one
more movement* to measuring ma
chines fiunrantocd not to vary moro
than the fifty-thousandth part of an
inch from the absolute. This precision
will perhaps lu? better appreciated when
it ls remembered that 150 times this
limit of variation ls only equal to the
diameter of the average human hair.
Stnndniu plug and ring gauges, to take
a spccllle example, are so accurately
fitted to each other than the expansion
due to tho warmth of the hand, If tho
plug he held In lt for a few moments,
will make lt Impossible to Insert the
plug In tho ring, while If tho ring ho
expanded in the same way tho plug
will drop clear through it.
"When tho machinist has become
skillful enough to fulfill tho above re
quirements ho may receive from $2.50
per day up to whatever he can make
himself worth and provo lt,"
V/lth a BJttle Care They Blay Easily
Many a good picture that has looked
dark and dirty for years from having
been exposed to the dust can easily be
cleaned and freshened In a very Bim*
pie way. The picture should bo taken
from Its frame and dusted carefully
with a soft cloth. Feel a large potato
and cut lt In half, go over the whole
picture with a sponge that has been
dipped In tepid water, then with tho
fiat side of the potato rub the surface
of the picture with a light circular
movement, being careful not to press
too heavily on the canvas. Tho potato
will soon begin to loosen the dirt and
the colors underm *> th will begin to
show brighter. When all the Btalns
and dirt bavo been removed tho pic
ture should bo sponged again In warm
water, caro being taken to wash off
any starch that may have been left
from tho potato.
In case the picture ls badly cracked
as little water as possible should oe
used, as lt ls apt to ooze undor the
paint and do some injury.
Many oil paintings aro Injured by tho
dampness from tho walla on which
they are bung. The dampness ls apt
to cause the canvas to decay, and
there aro few canvases made to resist
tts attacks. To prevent this particular
form of decay the back of tho canvas
should be painted when perfectly dry
with white lead.
BXarla Mitchell and the Beer B'ttn.
Marla Mitchell, the famous astrono
mer, was once directed by ber phy
sician to use lager beer as a tonic. On
the way to visit her sister. Mrs- .Joshua
Kendall of Cambridge, Mass., she stop
ped at a saloon and purchased a bottle
of beer and afterward asked her broth
er-in-law to open lt for her. Th? Mitch
ell family, according to the Boston Her
etdx. fcnoiie among ihssi^a?vs= after the
Quaker custom. ''Where did theo get
it* Marta rV questioned her elster. "At
the saloon on the comer," replied Miss
Mitchell serenely. "Why, Mariai
Doesn't thee know respectable women
' don't ge !ntc such places?" "Oh," said
Miss Mitchell, in the manner1.of one
Who has dona all that could bo requit
i ea, ri toid the . man ho ought to be
j thoroughly ashamed of his trafile."
I New York Tribune. f V'
.. . . flefeaoltoy Auwcn. ,
Sore are sumo "howlers" of British
schoolboys: "'Chaucer," we are told,
"wrote a m'<dd)e class English;" "Ev
ery Ccrmsn ?oes to school at an early
age? however old he ls;'.' "An axis Is an
Imaginary imo on which the earth is
supposed to take ita dally ' routine;"
."The Pharisees were people who liked
to show off their goodness by praying
In synonymes;" "A sower went forth
to sow, and as bo sowed he fell by the
wayside, and thieves sprang tip and
choked him;" "The larynx ls the voice
box and shuts when we BWSIIOW it."
An Basle's Bill of Fara.
The voracity of the eagle and similar
birds of. prey, ls well known, but the
contents of a' nest which waa "recently
discovered in the Alps by a Swiss
hunter show the following remarkable
variety in the dally menu: A hare,
twenty-seven chamois* feet, four pi
geons' feet, thirty pheasants' feet, elev
en heads of fowls, eighteen heads of
grouse and the remains of a number
of rabbits, marmots and squirrels.
A Politician's War?
Somebody suggests that the boy who
ran away from home because fte didn't
get enough pie has the Instincts of a
great politician. Wrong. The politician
would have stayed at home, stolen the
pie and *aade his mother think she had
eaten lt herself.-Philadelphia North
Diner-ls lt customary to tip the
walter in' this restaurant? Walter
Why-ah-yes, slr. Diner-Then band
me a tip, I've waited three-quarters
of an hour for that steak I ordered.
Th? Man Wno Baa Failed.
Even the man who hes failed ls en
titled to consideration. He serves a
noble purpose ns cn object lessen.
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bough!
Poop s Baili of Mom
AN&BR&OBr, S. C.
We respectfully solicit a share
ot your business.
EC fl LL THE
AND CURE THE
Surest and Quickest Ouro for all
THROAT and LUNG TROUB
LES, or MONEY BACK.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Ottlce in Old Benson Bail ding.
Money to Loan on Real Estate.
A full assortment ot Wall Paper, In
cluding Tapestry, satin finlsb, ingrain
and bath room Tile. The largest stock
ever carried in Anderson. Room mould
ing to match allpsper. All orders filled
on shc.Tt notice. Three of tho beet paper
hangers in the etty.
We also do work ont of tho city.
Q. L. ARNOLD,
Phone No. 20 B. SOI Depot stree'
Notice to Creditors.
AU persons having claims against
the Estates of Mary Earle end Fletcher
Latimer, deceased, are hereby no tided
to present them, properly proven, to the
undersigned within thirty days after
publication horof for payment.
R. Y. H. NANCE,
Jodee rf Probate aa Special Referee.
Feb 21,1906 30 5
piMMM u?bMrtia? tha?*!?
rtoau?m * hrsnrUU. growth.
Charleston & tortero
Arrival and Departure of Trains, Ander
son, S. C.
Effective April 14,1904.
7.27 a. m. No. 23, dally, exoept Sunday,
for McCormick and Interme
diate stations, arrive McCor
mick ll 15 B. m.
4:10 p. m. No 6, dally, for Augusts, etc.,
agw%ntuitintr afc A nan.tii with Sil
Ucea diverging end et McCor
mick with C. & W. O. train No.
4 for Greenwood and intermo
diste stations. Arrive Calhoun
Falls 5.42 p. m., Augusta 8.25
.: p. sa. ,
Train? arrive Unton Depot Anderson,
NO. B- dalle, from Angn.^ MeOcrCS'.sk,
Cal hoon Fallo and intermediate stations
11.00 a. m.: No. 21, dany, except Sunday,
from McCormick and intermed?ate sta
tions 6.05p. m. . ' ?
W. B. Steele. U. T. A.,
Anderson, S. Cv
Geo. T. Bryan, G. A.,
. Greenville, 8. C.
Ernest Williams, O.P.A.
H. M. Emerson,
Blue Bidge Railroad.
No. ll (dallyj-usvo Belton 8.50 p.
rn; Anderson 4.16 p. w. ; Pendleton 4.47
p. m. ; Cherry 4 64 p. m. ; beneoa 5.81 p..
ra : arrive Walhalla 6.65 p. m.
No. 0 (daily except Sunday)-Leave
Belton 10.45 a. m.; Anderson 11.07 a. m,;
Pendleton 11.32 a m.j Cherry 11.39 a.m.
arrive at Seneca 11.57 a. m. ?j .
No. 5 (Sunday only)-Leave psjpsW
11.45 e. m t Anderson 11.07 a, m.j Pe*
dletoa 11.83 a. m.; Cherry 11.89 a. imx
Seneca L05 p. m.; arrive Walhalla LS,
p,No. 7 (dally except Sunday)-Leave
Anderson 10.80 a. m.; Pendleton. 10.59 a.
m.; Cherry 11.09 a. m.; Seneca LOS p. m.j
arrive Walhalla 1.40 p m.
No. 8 (dally)-Leave Belton 9.15 p, oh.,
arrive Anderson 9.42 p. m. ,. .
No. 28 (dally except BUG tay)-Leave
Belton 9.00 a. m.; arrive Anderson 9.30
a m. . ..* Y ;
Nc. 12 (daily)-Leave Walhalla 8.85 a*
m.; Seneca 8.68 a. m.: Chen y 9.17 a. m.;
Pendleton 9.25 a. m.} Anderson 10.00 a.
m.; arrive Belton 10.25 a. m.
No. 15 (dally except SondajO- Leave
Seneca 2.00 p. m.; Cherry 2.10 p. m.; Pen
dleton 2.28 p, m.; Anderson 810 p. m.;
arrive Bslton 8.85 p. m.
No. 0 (Sunday only)?-Lsavo Anderses
8.10 p. m.; srrive Belton 8 85 p. m.
No 8 (daiiy)-Leave Walhalla 8.10 p.
m.; Seneca 6.81 p. m.; Cherry 5.69 p. m.;
Pendleton 6.12 p. m.; Anderson 7.80 p.
m.; ?nive Belton 7.58 p. m.
No. 24 (dally exoept Sunday)-Leave
Anderson 7.50 a. m.: arrive Belton 8J?
a. m. H. C. BEATTIE, Pres..
Greenville, S O
J.R. ANDERSON, Supt.
Anderson, d. O.
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