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THE PASSING OF LETTERS.
The mail from the east, and the mail from tha
A thunder of wheels?a rushing blast;
But the sleeping travelers never guessed
What voices arose as the two trains passed.
"Tell Mai you met me, tell bim I fly!"
"That will I?tell her I stay not nor rest!"
Thus greeted love's messengers speeding by,
One Crom tho east, and one from tho west
Edith M. Thomas.
SCHOOLING OF SAILOR BOYS.
Aboard tlie Training Ships?Queer Penal*
ties Inflicted for Misbehavior.
The real schooling of the sailor boys
does not begin until they are transferred
to the training ship at Newport. While
abroad the Minnesota they are piped
out of their hammocks every morning
by a shrill note from the boatswain's
whistle followed by "the sing-song cry:
"All hands?up all hammocks." The
cry is taken up and passed along from
hammock to hammock by the waking
boys until all have tumbled out. Then
. there is a great scurrying to see who will
be dressed and have his hammock and
bedding lashed up first The hammocks
are stowed in a netting on the deck
above during the day. The boys are
forbidden to lay their hammocks on the
deck or across the guns, but must hold
them from the time they are carried to
the spar deck until they are taken by the
stower. *Afew hours are spent nearly
every morning in washing down the
decks and polishing the brass-work
about the ship. At noon all hands are
piped down to dinner, and at simset the
bugler sounds a call for hauling down
the colors. Five minutes later comes
supper. After supper: hammocks are
piped down, at 8 bells tattoo is sounded,
and un Lour later' the crew is ordered to
turn in and keep silence.
Talking after bedtime, swearing, ;ighfc
ing and other boyish offenses. are pun
ished in several i original ways, the most
common of which is to make the of
fender "toe a seam" for several .minutes
at a time or send him aloft to "keep a
mast-head lookout" Boys who are care
less about their clothes or their ham
mocks are obliged to carry them on their
?shoulders for an'hour of fcwo every
morning until they'are cured. Solitary
confinement on bread and water for five
days is the severest punishment awarded
by a court-martial. Only boys between
the ages of 14 and 18 years are received
at the training-ship. From the moment
an apprentice enlists Ids pay is $9 pei
month and he is placed in a class, where
he acquires the nidiments of a prospect
ive profession as a sailor.
In addition to studying arithmetic, ge
ography and United States history while
on the'training-ship, the boys are given
regular practice in boxing, fencing, row'
ing, and sailing boats. When qualified
for sea they are drafted to a cruising
practice ship and visit Europe or the
West Indies. After returning to the
United States and visiting homo for ter
days or two weeks, boys are transferrec
to naval vessels in aU parts of the world
This is usually about fifteen months aftei
enlistment, and he is not apt to be
?chanced again until he is p i , age._ Then
he may receive Ids discharge or be re-en
listed at will.?Cor. New York World.
Summer Drinks Taken in Winter.
Summer drinks are taken largely in
winter also. We keep our soda fountain
in operation the year round. Vichy and
other mineral waters are called for by
regular customers, and quite a trade ?
done in them. Besides, special summer
concoctions are sold in bottles and cases.
Invalids purchase them, and many strict
believers in hygienic matters drink these
beverages at home. They taste as well
in winter as in summer, and of cqurse
are just as efficacious. They are a much
nicer thing to. take than beer, and leave
" one feeling better and clearer.-rDr,
Addington in Globe-Democrat.
Haan at a Bo*ton Boarding-Ho use.
First. laneUa/iy~I don't give my board
ers' hAsh "no waday g.
Second lady?Indeed! What do you
do with your odds' and ends of cold
meat? You don't surely throw them
First landlady?Ok, no; I make them
up into croquettes.
Second landlady?Ah, I see; your hash
is idealized.?Boston Budget
How to Mark Tools Indelibly.
To mark tools, first cover the articles
to be marked with a thin coating of tal
low or bejeswax, then with a sharp in
strument write the name in the tallow.
Clear with a leather; fill the place writ
ten, the letters, with nitric acid; let it
remain from one to ten minutes, then
dip in water and rub off, and the marke
will be etched into the steel or iron.?
How Holland's Horseshoes Ar? Hade.
In Holland the horseshoes are so made
that the toe does not touch the ground
when on the horse, the height being sup
ported by the middle and heel of the
shoe. The shoe is nailed perfectly flat to
the hoof, and has no spring. This leaves
the hold of the nails undisturbed.?Chi
Transplantation of Muscular Tissue.
Dr. Salvia, an Italian surgeon, says it
is always possible to transplant a portion
of muscular tissue from one animal to
another, differences of species having no
effect upon the definitive result of the
A Species of Vegetable Sand-Paper.
In Zanzibar the leaves of a species of
fig are used for polishing woodt, just as
we employ sand paper, and are said to
give a finish which sand paper can not
Worklngwomen in England und Wales.
According to the latest official figures
the number of workingwomen in Eng
land and Wales is 7,700,545. They are
employed in 2S0 different branches of
In Arizona the cotton woods are with
out foliage for about six weeks in tha
Tho Sizes of Boots and Shoea>
Nominally there is now one-third d
an inch in length and one-twelfth of a*j
inch in width between contiguous sizes
of shoes. Thus: In women's shoes th<
width B is supposed to be l-12th of ai
broader than the width A. C is 1-?
inch wider than B, and so on, F beinj
usually the extreme width of womeni
shoes in general use.
But the sensitiveness of a portion o1
the fair sex on the subject of wide feei
has induced many manufacturers tx
label their wide goods EE. This widtl
is really 1-12 broader than E. Upon th<
notion of getting a close fit, also, manj
ladies have got into tho habit of calling
for C and 1-2, or D and 1-2. If such
exactness of measurement were obtaina
ble it would signify that Cl-2 was 1-24
inch wider than C. But as a matter ol
fact, no manufacturer splits Iiis sizes at
fine as that.
Lengths of shoes are almost as mucl
demoralized as widths. The beginning
of the scale in. lengths of shoes is e
cldld's 0, which should be just foui
inches in length, and each additiona.
size should add one-third of an inch. A
child's 0 being four baches in length, a
child's 9 would consequently be five
inches long, and a 18 would be six and
one-third inches in length. The numbers
then begin at 1 again, which is six and
two-thirds inches long. A man's 8 should
be nine inches long
But it has become so customary tc
abridge half a size, that when a manu
facturer receives orders for men's shoeg
6s to 10s, or women's 3s to 73, he knows
very well that his customer expects 5 l-2s
to 9 l-2s in oue case and 2 1-2 to 6 l-2s in
the other.?Boston Commercial Bulletin.
Enjoyment of Apt Similitudes.
There is nothing the mind enjoys,
after all, like getting an idea, and get
ting it quick?which is only giving in a
nutshell the gist of Herbert Spencer's ad
mirable essay on "Style." A friend wat
telling me the other day that he had a
new cook. He said (he is a small man),
"I am afraid of her. She is as big as i
bonded warehouse." I saw in the papei
lately that somebody expressed himseL
as being '"dry as a covered bridge." Anc
how can we declare the fineness of any
thing so well as by saving it is "fine as a
The alliteration, no doubt, helps, bul
it does not count for very much. You
could not substitute fish, or feather, oi
fife, or flamingo, though each is fim
after a. fashion. ? Notl?ng wiU serve bui
a "fiddle," with its preternatural shine ol
varnish, its perky angles and curves
pointed like a saucy nose?with perhaps
(but this is venturing into deep psycho
logical water) a suggestion subconscious
1 of the jaunty fiddler with his airs and
graces, dressed as if just out of a band
' box. "Lively as a flea" seems good and
lively, but an old sea captain of mine
! used to say, "he flew around like a flea in
a hot skillet." "Like a bumble bee in a
! bass drum" describes the activity of a
1 different sort of temperament.?The At
Gold To Be found in the Ocean.
In a recent lecture, delivered by th?
Rev. R. A. Cross of Denver, Col., he
said: "Scientists tell us that the water
of the ocean contains gold at the rate ol
one grain, or about 4 Gents' worth, tc
every ton. At this rate 1,000 cubic feel
of ocean water contains about ?1 worth
of gold. If the ocean has an average
depth of one mile (though it is probably
greater), it contains enough gold to fur
nish ?15,000,000 to every man, woman
and child in aU the world, or more than
$100,000,000 to every family of seven.
At this rate, if figtfres do not lie, a cubic
mile of ocean water contaiins about
$140,000,000 worth of gold.?Boston
Kacaalay and the Doll Question.
Dining at Holland house one day, Ma
caulay quite vro^e out his hostess' pa
tience by giritt&tnb most ex^tinXorma
tiori^a-'att soxWof mteres^hg subjects,
void Lady Holland a^ctf him with de
iWteBttfl av%w-t^jt^z?Ki^Krhi^ "ft-ay,
Macaulay. what was the origin of a doll?
wh'e? we're dolls first mentioned m hie
tbryf As if dolls were his favorite
topic and had been HfiTchief study, Ma
caulay grappled with ftie qUeJtion,
quieted Latin writers; ato<L*ernarks Gre
vilJte, :Mif he had bieeii allowed1 tO'proceed,
would have told the name of the first
baby that ever handled a doll."?Ex
A Small Variation in Temperature.
Temperature is mainly the secret of
success or failure in making butter, and
the difference of a degree or two in the
cream When it goes into the churn is suf
ficient to produce a vast amount of
trouble in the way of foaming cream,
butter not coming, and butter not gath
ering. It should not be a' matter for sur
prise that this small variation in temper
ature should produce such results when
we think that at 33 degrees all the water
in the world is fluid, but at 82 degress it
become as hard as a rock, and if this
were continued it would make the whole
earth uninhabitable.? Henry Stewurt.
Model Dairy .School in Austria.
At Budapesth, Hungary, the Austrian
government has a model dairy school,
where from 10,000 to 15,000 quarts of
milk are daily manipulated. It has alx>
opened an official wine cellar wber^
farmers can store their vintages if of a
saleable quality; have it prepared, classi
fied, and sold under the guarantee of the
state seal, as of a certain quality, and at
a proportionate pricu.?Exchange.
Traces of Brick "Without Straw.
Excavations made by the English at
Tel-el-Kebir, in Egypt, since tho battle
fought there, have brought to light the
remains of a city and traces of the bricks
without straw with which tlio Israelites
were obliged to build during their bond
age in Egypt.?Frank Leslie's.
New Feat of Electric Mghtlng.
A new feat in the way of electric
lighting is tho application of cell storage
to pianos. The case of the instrument
conceals the materials fnr an illumina
tion lasting over ten hours.
College professors in the United States
jot an average salary of $L380.
THE FALL OF A KLEPTOMANIAC.
Tempting Counter Arrays That Deaden
Virtue?Drooping and Despairing
There are generally but two classes of
shop-lifters?the regular criminal pro
fessional and the kleptomaniac. The
very poor classes seldom take a hand in
it. Poverty is held by the world to bt
the badge of crime, and the poor slattern
or trollop who enters a store is sure to be
so carefully watched that larceny is next
to impossible. The shoplifter is always
a person of fair apparel, and she gener
ally has a pleasant home. If she be n
professional she may be one of a criminal
community and her home may be shared
by some other engaged in equally evil
ways. If she be a kleptomaniac?and in
shop-lifting the word has peculiar sig
nificance?she is possibly a woman
whose life in other respects is exemplary.
It does seem strange that a wife and
mother whose home is an honest one,
who attends religious services regularly,
and who seems far removed from the
world of crime, should be so carried
away by her admiration of some trinket
or knickknack as to risk home, honor,
even-thing to secure it.
But the annals of metropolitan of
fenses are full of instances of just this
kind. It is the sex's fondness for finery
that nine times out of tex gets them into
trouble. A woman who bAs left a home
happy and well provided fov goes shop
ping. She buys the necessary articles
she first started to procure after a good
deal of selecting and chaffering. Then
she has time to look about her, and goes
counter gazing. That is the fatal mo
ment. Some taking article?it may
only be a trifle?catches her eye and ab
sorbs her. She has alrendy spent^the
contents of her purse, and she can not
[ honestly possess it. But the object every
. moment gains new fascination. She
must have it. Then comes the tempta
. tion. It is so exposed. There is no one
I about. It would be such a simple thing
to take it and conceal it. Conscience
I stifled'by cupidity is dormant, and the
, lust of possession is all that possesses
I A moment more and the article is un
der her cloak, and all of a tremble she is
. edging away, half frightened, half re
gretful, yet wholly swayed by the.secur
^ ing of the moment's idol. Then comes
, detection. Everything about her rises
. to betray her?her frightened glance, her
I sneaking attitude, the closer clutch she
l has upon her cloak. She is accosted,
t questioned, and then every thought of
, home, family and the disgrace that
, threatens rises before her, and she sum
mons all the pluck there is in her poor,
, fluttering heart and denies.
I Fatuou3 soul! She forgets that the
sanctity which a moment since sur
I rounded her as an honest woman is now
. stripped from her. She is searched. The
. stolen articles ' are found upon her, and
sho stands there drooping and despairing
, ?a proven thief.
Every year, repeated over and over
again, is this sad scene produced. Klep
tomania is a byword applied to heaven
knows how many forms of crime. But
, among the shoppers of New York there
, nro more women who have had a passion
. for larceny bred in them than perhaps
i anywhere else in the world.?New York
L The Poison of the Pineapple,
i A writer in The Britisli Medical Journal
- advises people to be careful not to slice
. up a pineapple with the same knife they
use in pealing it, as the rind contains an
l acrid organic substance which is likely
to cause a swollen mouth and sore lips.
. In Cuba salt is used as an antidote for
; poison of pineapple peel,
1 During Black Walnut Fence Ratio.
Canadian; rumbeV^dyklers are how felod
to buy the bl&yii w$riufc' fence fails which
t?ja?im'9^irMii>^^ a^ tn^y would any
* other' timber twenty of thirty years' ago.
The long exposure has seasoned? the wood
thoroughly,' and it is valuable as material
for ch?f iess,"cpindies, and other email
Rising to a Point of Order.
Nurse (to Johnny, vt-ho has been
1 brought in to see Ids uncle)?Why don't
? you speak, Johnny ? Can't you tell your
uncle you're glad to 6ee him ?
Johnny (whimpering)?It blongs to
him first to tell me Fm a fine fellow, and
big for my size.?Harper's Bazar.
The Weight of Passenger Cars.
Railway men complain of the weight
of the passenger cars now built, and
show by figures that an engine hauls be
tween five and 6ix pounds of dead weight
for every one pound of paying passenger
weight, reckoned when all the 6eats are
The Ilarmlessucss of Rolic-Hnntcrs.
Relic-hunters are a kind of lunatics,
sometimes harmless, but often otherwise,
and generally foolish, their particular
vanity being allied to that of people who
inscribe their insignificant names upon
public edifices and monuments.?New
Development of a New Industry.
American stone jewelry, although a
new industry, is already represented in n
variety of designs. The minerals em
ployed in its manufacture are agate,
moss agate, jasper of all hues, pyrite,
moonstone, rhodonite, etc.?Chicago
Steel Sleepers for a Railroad.
Thirty-seven miles of a Belgian railroad
have been laid with steel sleepers in
order that their utility may be fully
tested. Similar experiments are being
made in this country.?The Current.
The Mun Who Keeps Up Rest.
A man up in the world keeps up best
if lie stands on a pedestal reared by him
self. The man who climbs up where lie
does not belong is apt to take a tumble.
?New Orleans Picayune.
Fatality from Diphtheria In England,
j Diphtheria is shown by official reports
I to have increased almost double in fa
j tality during the past four or five year;
1 in England.?Chicago Journal.
Acceding to Professor Langley, tho
i inherent temperature of the moon is be
j low that of melting ice
THE OVERLAND EXPRESS.
No Stop? From Maine to Cnlirornlo? Flf?
teen Hours Saved.
In these luxurious days nearly all tho re
quisites for comfortable living can bo found
on ?wheels. Wo havo boudoir cars, buffet
cars, parlor cnrs, drawing room cars and
sleoping cars. A man can board a train gn
tho Atlantic coast, and not havo occasion to
get off until he has reached tho Pacific
But, with all our present, advantages,
further improvements aro contemplated,
and tho proposed now overland train?to be
called the World-on-Wheels special?will be
another stop toward tho ? comfort of trav
This train, besides tho usual well known
special cars, will havo new ones, which will
ropresont the latest swelling of tbe railroad
bump on man's cranium.
First there will bis
THE GARDEN SASS CAR,
under tho chargo of gardeners from tho
hotbeds of Europe. This car will bo kopt in
a high state of cultivation, insuring to pas
sengers fresh vegetables at each meal, in
cluding com in tho ear, corn on tho cob,
and mushrooms raised whllo tho car Is in
Next will be
THE BABXYABD CAB,
stocked with prfzo cows, prizo pigs, and hon
orary mention poultry. Thus, although the
train wiU not stop'fcwixt tho Atlantic and
tho Pacific, warm morning and . evening
milk, spore-ribs, and fresh eggs can always
be had This system of ffe3h farm pro
ducts will insuro tho most wholesomo food,
and-tourists, as thoy whiz past tho home of
tho railroad sandwich, can placo thoir
thumbs at their noses, and wave their fin
gers aloft in accordance) with a well-lcnown
combination of contemporary life.
Running directly behind those cars,
and abundantly supplied in all seasons
with necoss ary adjuncts for its proper uso
by travolers, will bo found
THE LYCEUM CAtt,
which will bo used for loctures, storeopti
cons, theatricals, ratification meetings, raf
fles, dog fights, fairs, roller bleat Lug, and
the many other modes of ovomog amuse
ment Someone Can always be found to
occupy the stage,' even for Wednesday
matinees; and ? any ticket speculator
presents himself, he can bo transferred to a
slow freight train going the ether way. We
' call attention to the sunset gun on the roof.
This, fired amid the reverberating Rockiee
will make timid travelers thmk that not
. only the' cun, but the whole solar system
Sj ii i i i \ v,
TBE YANKEE NOTION CAB
will remove the ennui of tho lady passoa
gors, by enabling them to shop while en
route; and purchase remnants ou the
prairies, or among tho canyons.
A lawn tennis car will enable tho young to
while away tho hours, and got tho benefit ol
outdoor exercise among the Sierras. Rate
per goto?, S15.18. Games played while
passing through tunnels, 75 cents each.
Snow storm games 13 cents.
The bathing car will afford a chance to
removo tho soot and cinders that have
sifted through to tho bones. A clean sklu
will mako the passenger fool so frisky thai
ho will bo permitted to jump off and on the
rushing train to oxerciBo his renewed vi
Finally, wo will havo a divorce drawing
room car for the special seclusion and com
fort of mis-mated mates, en route to the
great divorce belt of tho northwest Thb
car will bo dropped at Chicago and
switched on to a turntable. It will then be
modo to revolvo three timos, which net, ac
cording to Black-stono, in "Evory Man His
Own Judge," (sec U, pp. 1,317) ?hall eonsti
tute a legal separation for all tue passenger*
within. A complete law library (on divoro.
rulings, ate), will bo found over tho water
cooler. A telephono will connect with the
ongincer, thus enabling timid dames to fre
quently ask if a cow can bo seen on the
TJukind reader, what does all this meanl
It means that, if you aro alive at tho close ol
tho next century, you will havo witnessed
strango things.' A thousand dio in house;
tofcmo that meets death by railroad ucci
\>nt Which modo of living is safer??
Wallace Peck in Life.
One Way to Wear Out a Man.
A constant dropping, it is commonly be^
lieved, will wear away a rock. This is
somewhat of a fable, however. It elopend
upon the size of tho rock and what it drop
on. If a granito bowlder, weighing several
tons, should drop on a strong man, it would
wear e>ut tho man from hem to selvidgo, ami
wouldn't perceptibly abrade tho rock.?
AS THE SEASON IS NEAR AT
HAND FOR PUTTING IN
SPRING- GO ODO
And wishing to make iooik, we will make
it to the interests of all to call and get
As we are determined not to cany over
any Fall Stock. We still load in low
"""^ prices and arc Headquarters for
GENT'S, YOUTH'S AND BOY'S
Our trade In
Zeigler's Fine Shoes
For Ladies was never better. Every pair
?? * *
Wo carry the largest and best Stock ol
In the market. All warranted.
GEO. H. COBNELSOS.
FASHIONABLE DRY GOODS
We are now closing out the balance of our
Winter Stock of
at less than cost of raw material.
Now is4.be time to procure Great Bargains
Everything selling off fit, unheard
: of low prices. This is a
... ,i for all to
C. & E. L -Kerrison,
88 HASEL STREET.
CHARLESTON, S. C.
Black and Colored l>ress Good*.
LINENS, HOSIERY, &c, &c..
IN LARGE VARIETY.
EsTAll Orders will receive prompt and
, HrCash orders amounting to ?10 oi
over will be delivered in any county free of
charge. C. Ac E. E. Rorrifsoii,
augSOly Charleston. S. C
I will now devote my entire at
With an experience of ten
year- 1 am in a position to
know what variety of Lamps
to keep on hand that will suit
any purpose and give entire
satisfaction. When in need
of a Uumer that will give
vfcii a large brilliant li^ht.
call for "SORENTitUE'S
GUARANTEE". 1 give full
directions how lu use it and u
guarantee for a year with
Itcmcmbcr thai "FAIL
DEALINGS, LOW PRICES
and UEST QUALITY \* rny
Motto, and don't forget t! .it
whaicveryou maj need m :hc
way of or f<>r a Lamp 51 u
wifl W ?uiv to gel il at
Headquarters for Lamps.
3!. H. M?*S < '-: '?.\NT7.f.El?
^.Jo? vv. DAXTZLEU.
ATTORNEY 5 AT LAW
On vNoEiurno,.-. ? ?,
I \V. I!(I\V.M.\N,
ATTORNEY AT 1 AV.'
I lltANOEKUKO, S, C.