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CHANGE IN CALENDAR.
Our Reckoning Not Like That of The
Philadelphia Ledger. t
If anybody knows when Benjamin L
Franklin was born it should be the c
Franklin Inn Club, which cele
brated the anniversary of his birth it
on Jan. 6. On the other hand, a
resojution has been introduced ill
congress directing a medal to be <
struck in commemoration of the
bicentenary of Franklin's birth the
date of January 17, 18o6. Why t
this discrepancy? Simply because
the Franklin Inn Club, with the
thought of reproducing for the ti
occasion, the conditions existing in t
Franklin's time, notes the date of
his birth in "old style." Franklin s
was actually born upon January 6, t
1706; the anniversary of thaf day in
the reformed calendar, or "new 14
style,'' is now January 17, just as "
we keep Washington's birthday a
upon) February 22, although his s
birth was recorded as ot February
i The Gregorian calendar was
not adopted inl Great Britain and its
colonies tItil 1752.
T'lie old, or Julian, calendar had
reckoned the yeIr as of 365 1-4
days, working in the quarters by
a(Idding an extra clay every fourth
VeIr But the solar year is really I
eleven minutes and twelve seconds t
less than 365 1 4 days, and in the
course of centuries the accuimulated a
deficiency footed uip a Considerable (I
period Of ti le. Inl 1852 this error
was rectified by dropping tenl days, c
between October 5 and i5, and
ordaining that only one in four of
the centurial years thereafter-A.
D. 16oo, 2000, etc,-should be a
leap year. Though this still leaves
a discrepancy of about forty-three
seconds to a year, the difference
will not amount to a clay until about
the year 4000.
The accumulation of error under
the old calender was so rapid that
between 1852 and 1752 it amountedi
to mi additional day, so that when
the "new style" was adopted inl
Great Britain it was necessary to
drop eleven days instead of ten,
and we have thus to add that nun
her of days to all previous dates in
our history to reach the actual
anniversary. The change occurred
about midway inl Franklin's life,
and it is quite probable that Ie
wouldcontinue to kee) his birth
dlay upjoni tihe date to wvhich he had
been accustomed. Russia, as is
generally known, has never adoptedt
the reformed calendar, and this is
why today is ob)served as Christmas
iln thle F,aseterni Clhuirch.
LayIng D.wni The Law.
Lady (entertaining friend's little
girh)--do you take sugar, darling ?
Ladhy-HIow many lumps?
The D)arling-Oh, ab)out seven;
and when I'm out to tea I start
It makes a wvoman v'ery indignant
with a man to tell her a queer story
Real Estate for 8ae. I
I R AVE IN H ANDS TIlE FOLLOW
ing described property for sale on
terms that will enable persons desiring
homes to secure same: c
Seven tracts in No. 2 Township, con
tainig respectively 147.33, 211.13,
198.50, 192.75, 142.29, 217 and 186 acres.
These are choice lots, highly productive, a
well wooded and watered, with plenty
of the best p)asture land on each place.
There are two good dwelling houses
and several tenant houses, bar-ns, cr-ibs
andl stables on two of them, good well
or spring water in plenty. Also one j
hand some residlence in the town of, s
Newberry, admirably constructed with
modern improvements, cdesirably locat ed
on one of our main thoroughfax-es, and
in one of the most desirable sections or
our town. m
In connection with this place thereu o
are several handsoime bh ilding lo' h
whlichi we wvill dispose of at an eary
lFor prices and terms apply to I
Newberry. S. C. kC
-. .L L Jl
THE SLED BOAT.
[Lgeifou Cosnitinationi Devised by gp
the Fire Imlanl Life Sier.
The life savers attached to Uncle
aini's stations on Fire Island encoun- si
red great dilliculties and dangers iI b
-ossing the Great S.Iouth bay to the a
ong Island shore, either by wiater el
'aft or lee eraft. Still, naturally b
:loigh, they had a longing to visit f,
imily and friends when the great is- ll
itnd sea was choked with drift Ice or g1
Iirtly frozen over. These ingenious t<
ople long ago realized the needs of V
vehicle capable of traveling on either iF
e or water safely, and years ago they tj
unched the first "scooter," a boat con- n
tructed to travel on both lee and in c
,ater. it was a small boat, inade fast k
> a sled, which was pushed on the lee
nd rowed on the water. This crude a
lode of travel, with the wind against a
' across the boat, made the trip one of tj
'emendous exertion. In the course of tj
me a saill was tried, at first square I
gged and vi-y small. but it was used ,
uily when the wind was fair. Then a
)ecial boat was built which was pal
all. decked, and the sled war made 0
gliter until at last the scooter of the f
resent day came about, with nothing f
-ft of the sled but the bottom of the t<
tiners. shod with fron, or, better still, e
4 experience has shown, with brass. 8
nd so has developed the wonderful e
2ooter of the L 1ong Island lakes and
ays. a swift iceboat that will sail in
leN water anad from oie elellent to the
ther quickly without i jar.-Exchange- r
'lie 'rot-cemm in Nal .y* A Wie ell
They Are Formed.
ThaIt gold is fortiletl froit sollition Is
('n-ralIy .reCOgiZVd. The muiner re- I
Pives the theory beeliu it VXli1ins
te inlaking of goId to himn, hut lhe of- B
-it wonlders how it is donle, so here is
At hs heenI seen: I OItitree ice pre- f
ared a solution of gold and left in It
sinll piete of imetallie gold. A:,c-i
enully a siiall oir-t of wood fell into
l heli solition de(o!-iniposedi.
ie gi assluilled a ut1allic state and
olvtled :nIntbhl to tile siull piece
r lntlissolvel goi, which icresdl inl
ize. .\imther inv('stigator litard of
his anl inlde i diinte gi solutio.,
I wich ht iiie erse'l a pitece of lron f
yrilts and1 left it there*( a 11nonth. HIv
d(led alst) ovallic 1initer. and at tle
lonth's imd tlie pyrites were Covered t
It a iliii of metallic gol(d. Pyrites
lid galvna ere Ixt tiid, and each
Ias co(veed with gold. told, copplr
yrites, alrsvnilcal pyrites, gtaleniia and
olframn were also tritd, with similar
vsulits. \10,11lli. precipitaittes wk-re
ried, atid wil' tlhy threw down lith'
old ns a1 imue1ti p f,drthy did
lot calse it to coher nor to phite any
f the substantts tried. Orgati lnat
c'r thus siemnd th nhcessary ell'itiei
gent. Through tlie woodtl used in the s I
Xperiinents goldN wIs tdissnt'IIIIatdtmi inl
n' 1).art*ilt's. 111igink' filese experi
winls condutctedl by nauethrough1
ges and the result tild be a uligget.
-\linies and .ulinras.
The ('414 .\mllrovedlll.
Out inl )'11n 1 i .a itr:1 lives a gentle
10ot11i l l 'c :i1iph- nit-ns, who recently
(vtImised fkr a cook .he stablish
litl is olntirely ill .4cm-4d with an1 e
ellent swiI position, but is by nic1
It'itS irtitenii tius. cc whiein a well rece
'ilOri' us $10 c ititnthi the latdy ofi
lit houitsi aunswered*t t hat a wag' o1f that.
iglre O's <quite tint oif the <itttsttin.
Thet ctck tiwe'l a little on hier sui-1
't'ritr :ability in ft iiiaitt'r of gtettinmg
ft slinart iunitlc,iis andi tdinnecrs, but
lit iilsit'rss oifithe hoiuse' answterted
hat slit wouhtiint't thIink focr a lioliett
'f Paying~ . It ft' it tcook. 'The (1hef-'
ly rostei tlto d irt. Slut was iperf'tctly3
ffable14, anid ft' gent lewolnan's dett'r-1
uiit ioni t'videiitly ipressedl hetr as
"'I sete hotw it is," she said approv
ngly. ''You ar-t trying to hive within
And slit de(parted, dioubtles~s to find
ome'body who isn't ninaking that ef
Never cultivate second or thfrd rate
olk except for artistic putrposes. Meet
hem, if you must; leave thenm when
'ou cani. You nie('d expect nothing from
hem thant they can conselentiously
ri:iiicld, for' they lire after your goods
m'hile kt'eping a strict and jealous
ralltth upon01 theIr own. All y'ou can get
rotm thiemt ia materIal, never any spir
lual, intellectual, wvise, sane1 or moral
r helpful miessages.
.Jcust r.Ike a Wornan.
'lhiol;t tehes it' secrett of sutces.'
". ist like a:'V wounm i to tellI secr'ets.
etro.it Ji'r'. l'rtess.'
'llowys. but I boy wotttuld itnemer under
'Tht' Vat. ke'e Ti'ut,
'[le begininincg of an linttrnt Iiccintl
:cr tl'l I ne is- cot' a in l i n th'flus d ia
I."lt irain (he'I I litdelphia Ledtger:
'i ni ''nil :ia ays I'll ant 1-iglusi
an.")f (t'said te i tar i,'n urolitItle I
-U-iit-Lj-L.UL. ..U~1 JNI
be Way to Make it Convenient ar
The difflee betwevin apple salu
owed Altickly over. the fIre andi th
I ked slowly tot' severad oIurs inl
(0d-rate. oveIl Is so gnrI:t that x
Itild asi ieet hat di fferet frul
dti heen uv.d. E,:Icah 4ietihod, if en
ily rollowed, prodivvs at dvilicious I
lit, lnd, while solne poersons have
I*olig prefenttive for oie or the othl(
l iny 11nind It 1.s dillielit to decil
lbl Is tli better wily. Thierefore
vill to Ise both iethods, cookil
le filrst lipples that colme in ma1isul
ter by st(ewing. und later, Whenl t
.ol days of carly au1tuliOn mailie at It
sq objectionaible, trying the baking.
The dish for baiking is ais Importa
63 that for hie nis baked properly ai
iso for Indiail puddilgs. and should
iv slittle inl style and initeriia. C
le friit (a nd youl 1kny Ilse in tiis wI
iiy kindi of apples or pears whi a
)0 greeln o1, ilard to tlse tllcooked ill
Inrters; then reiove the cores i
kinls. Allow onie eap of sugar i
ne-hilf cup of water to two (Iuarts
rult. The liiiouint will vary with d
.rant apples, ad it is imuportant it
) use too Intclh stigar. for the to
Dokilig seellis to develop the 1111t
weetaness of tle fruit. Cover tihe
losely and cook In ai slow ovea fo
rI ive liou1rs or lintil tlaey have a de
ich red color. If they )3ok too fa:
h)v stentil will cuase tha iat to birst aI
till ovolr the edge n1.It result ian
aisly sattce. but a Illoderite 1el
)1tg contiaud. will levo emh (1111trt
istinct inl thle vilear "irup. L.et It ct
I the( pall .11d tilrn it olit withouit .u
tirring of the Ilit. This niny
ollr-d nt mncf. in l) storili'4.d J.1al:
eiled (he snline ;s tuiia1-il I'auit, it' Y<
re not likely to use it ill soni. .\,;
Ittive fo a birekfa'st or (1i ier i.
eveptal; with (.re11aa nmiand lh4t hisci
or. supper It is deliviolls. antd as i (I
itg for astry shells It is oivnilient,
lone Scionve \aga.zine.
THE CAVE OF GHOSTS.
h1118 IM One Of time WVonider l'in'cen
New sioumth Watlem.
One of the ciriosities of Onk I
reek, N. S. W., ist en ve which ve
ew people care to enter. It is of I
istial order of stabu.1etite and st.1a
nite sipos anid ligures, but in orI
0 get inside it the visitor ilust C1rou1
own and slitueeze himns If through
I.tai'ow openiirg and grole ih; way
lie inky hirknl'ess for at few yards I
le 'al st:ind er-ect and111 light at torch.
As soon as he Is dole tihis hIt' s4
aint'ly the weird shupes assumed
he water dripping fron the liinestc
Ind he Ill;I : whirrilng nolst'.
reels inlclita-l to inlke his exit at oil
mut he hers soawthlig laovilg
'011d hi, and presently solItli
Ile concludes that ther e are ian-.11
pirits ahout. and this sels:1tioan is Ill
iplied inany tilies in intensity l
)n tirning to retrace his steps lie IIa
linsvlf confronted by a tall, ghlos
If tile v.is,a r ho s a stronag nerV'e
ia, lvon forewatiad, whicb is not.
vays the vase, . recollgizes nthat
h *ostl'igumr is a senlsolvss Illock rol
'd by Ile dripping fron thei lilt' ,iso
T1here Is oneO par t of thle cove whI
i 101ni laos (thired to exloreI'. IIt
'atlld the blowhlel. Oin' aid ventur<
Isitor' was abouItt to sIquIe'/ze llin,
wceurredt'i to himai to thriaow a st,
brouItgha. I11' didl 8o, listin ig for
stoaao to touch btttoia, :at t he I a
atIluid thlat I iniIly r'eatched' himaa a
iroip if '41u f'eat. on the other'a side
T1owne-Y'u 511y it's Iipossible fo
wonana to keep n scre't?
TJown'ae --llow about her age?
Brownea -8he do(esni't keep that a
eret. Shie merely' tries to.--Ihllat
A Kick on Unionn.
'ler'k- I wtan lt llnOre( satinay. sir,
r-ans 15 on:aa going to 1be inaarried.
Lalloyer - Itilt I dhon't believe In
ltis"' raiis ig theO Jlrit'( of Inhor'. --Pu1t
,J al TIoo l.nte.
T Iert i' El'ndedltl' with pto
- a't goinig to do somthI
I'6 ka' got In iheaid
- -*' Sentinel.
V oroth W ~hatI I'rankiI W'r'ser e
-till ha vi5 seli in lIessie Brol'wn
'ouIc egl 50 iuchi fot' Frank.-Bosi
ThIe normEt,r'N tt(Ilmcetaion.
Friiat l'aan .:hni to see you'I saol SE l
meter, au hlaill. I lai-eI a th dotor '
lilt you1 toa be on'tt saIon)
inIv:ab Wel'l. I thaink hae e'xperts
I l a,'ot ita i ;olt . I- li m.
(a :ahi'l n: i'(' li ' shalaIl ;I W;, \ . gaLg
laosl':t r iig.kr.b-f n a l
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r storipc 'f life arid action
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