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MANNING, CLARENDON COUNTY, S. C-, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6 1&
OSEPH F. RHA.ME,
ATTORXEY AT LAW
MANNING, S. C.
JOHN S. WILSON,
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
MANNING. S. C.
I CSURANCE AGENT,
MANNING. S. C.
ATTORNEY AT LAW
MANNING. S. C.
p Notary Public with seal.
WM. H. INGRAM.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Office at Court House,
MANNING, S. C.
M CLITON GALUCHAT,
PRACTICES IN cOURTS OF
CHARLESTON and CLARENDOX.
Address Communications in care of Man
JOS. H. MONTGOMERY,
Main Street. SUMTER, S. C.
p. Collections.a specialty.
)R. G. ALLEN HUGGINS,
- OFFICES -
MANNING AND KINGSTREE.
Kingstree, from 1st to 12th of each month.
Manning, from 12th to 1st of each month.
9A.M. to1P.M. and2to4P.M.
REAL ESTATE AGENT,
FORESTON, S. C.
Offersfor sale on Main Street, in business
portion of the town, TWO STORES, with
suitable lots; on Manning and R. R. streets
TWO COTTAGE RESIDENCES, 4 and
rooms; and a number of VACANT LOTS
suitable for residences, and in different lo
-ealities. Terms Reasonable.
Max G. Bryant, JAs. M. LEIAND,
South Carolina. New York.
Grand Central Hotel.
BRYANT & LELAND, PaoPRIEToBs.
Columbia, South Carolina.
'The grand Central is the largest and best
kepthotel in Columbia, located in the EX
ACT ?USLNESS CENTER OF THE CITY,
-where all Street Car Lines pass the dcor,
.and its M.EUis not excelled by any in the
Manning Sbaving Parlor=
g&& CUTTIG ARTISTICALLY EXECUTED.
and Shaving done with best Razors. Spec
ial attention paid to shampooing ladies
- I have had considerable experience in
several large cities, and guarantee satisfac
tion to my customers. Parlor next door to
E. D. HAMILTON.
EW WAVERLY HOUSE, IN
the Bend of King Street, Charleston.
The Waverly, having been thoroughly
renovated the past summer and newly fur
- nished throughout, makes its accommoda
tions unsurpassed. Incandescent Electric
Lights and Electric Bells are used in all
rooms and hallways. Rates $2.00 and $2.50.
.G. T. ALFORD, Proprietor.
CHARLESTON, S. C.
*FiirM Class in all its Appointments,
Su lidd with all Modern Improvements
celnCuismne, Large Airy Rooms,
Otis Passenger Elevator, Elec
.tric Bells -and Lights, Heat
-RATES, $2.00, $250 AND $3.00.
*Rooms Reserved b~iy 3fail or Telegraph
THE BEULAH ACADEMY,
Bethlehem, S. 0.
;B. B. THOMPSON, Principal.
FailSession Begins Monday, Oct. 29.
Tnstrction thorough, government mild
'andiecisive, appealing generally to the
.studdit's sense of honor and judgment in
the important matter of panctuality, de
.portznent, diligence, &c. Moral and social
LOC A T ION F INE.
Tuition from $1.00 to $2.00 per month.
Board in good families $7.00 per month.
Board from Monday to Friday per month
pr For further particulars, address th
.T. G. DINKINS, M. D. R. B~. LORTEA.
JG. Dinkins & Co.,
PURE DRUGS AND MEDICINES,
FINE CIGARS AM)
Full stock of Puv .s . (ei.
* axm'sm~s and Wum: L':x.,
PAmh' and Wmnwasu BI3Hs.
An elegant stock of
SPECTACLES and EYE GLASSES.
-No charge made for fitting the eye.
Physicians Prescriptions carefully
~compounded, day or night.
J.63 Dinkins & Ca.,
Sign of the Golden Mortar,
ALNNENG, S. C.
The Ingenious [nvention of a Well-Known
James E. Munson, a stenographer,
gave an exhibition not long ago of an
automatic type-setting machine. Mr.
Munson's apparatus is a complete
novelty, inasmuch as it runs the type
into the galleys fully justified and
corrected, some thing never before
accomplished by a type-setting ma
chine. The primary principles of Mr.
Munson's invention are speed and the
possibility of justifying and correcting
the type before it goes into the galleys.
In order to accomplish the justifying
and correcting Mr. Munson has per
feeted a key-board, which, made like
that of an ordinary type-writer,
perforates a strip of paper of about the
width used in the Wheatstone tele
graph system. The perforations con
sists of various combinations of letters
based upon an alphabetical principle
invented by Mr. Munson. Although
only 173 combinations are needed,
1,013 can be made upon the key-board
if necessary. When the paper leaves
the perforating machine the letters
arg so far apart that a strip 131 inches
long represents one line in a column of
printed matter. The operator of the
machine goes over this strip with a
fine rule and sees that the divisions of
words and spaces come to the end of
the line correctly. If they do not he
has a perforating hand tool with which
he "spaces out" the characters so that
they justify on the paper strip.
When he has finished justifying the
strip it is run through another machine
at a high rate of speed and the perfo
rated characters are brought so close
together that four inches of paper
represent one line in a printed column.
This strip is then put into the type
setting machine proper. This is an
electric motor, with a sharp-pointed
armature connected with magnets rep
resenting the characters on the paper.
As the armature passes through the
perforations in the paper connection is
made with rods over the magnets,
which in their consequent action drop
a type into a groove upon a rapidly
revolving platform, by which it is
carried instantly to pick-ups, which in.
turn put it upon a supporting rail. It
is then carried automatically to the
galley and dumped fully justified and
corrected. In the exhibition Mr.
Munson used the Thorne type-setter
and distributer in connection with his
automatic apparatus, which can be ap
plied, he says, to any type-setting
machine now in use. It is capable of
setting from 8,000 to 13,000 ems per
hour. The machine is not yet perfect,
but Mr. Munson believes it soon will
be in practical operation.
An important feature in connection
with the invention is that verbatim re
ports can be made upon any number of
perforated slips at a time, and a slip
supplied to each, newspaper having
one of the machines. Furthermore,
the slips can be run through an auto
matic telegraph machine in Washing
ton and fac-similes forwarded to any
point in the country directly to the
newspapers, thus saving delay in
handling matter by the ordinary Morse
telegraph anld in composition. Mr.
Munson hopes to be able to use com
pressed air as a motive power and to
have the machine on the market with-'
In ashort time.-N. . Times.
A CHEAP INCUBATOR:
One Whose General Description Indicates
That It Is a Good T":g.
I notice the request for a cheap in
cukator. The following I have used:
successfully, and as I never saw one
like it I conclude there is no patent.
To make an incubator to hold about'
one hundred eggs, the egg-drawer
should be about two feet by three feet.
To make the heater, take two boards
three feet 10cag, and two boards two'
feet and ten inches long and seven
inches wide; nail these together so as:
to make a box without bottom or
cover. Now cover the top with fioor
ing and bottom with a sheet of zinc,
well nailed on. Bore eight half-inch
holes in the top, about eight inches
from either side and same distance
apart, so there will be two rows of
four holes each. Now make a hole in
one side, about midway, four inches in
diameter. Over this hole nail a piece
of tin with a hole two inches across.
This is for the pipe running from the
lamp, and finishes the .heater.
Now make the egg drawer the 'same
size as the heater, but only four inches
deep. This drawer has no cover and;
the bottom is to be made of strips one
inch square and nailed crosswise on
the bottom one inch apar~t. On the in-;
side of this tack an old co~ee sack!
Next take two pieces half an inch
thi-k and one inch wide and two feet
aaa five inches long, and two pieces of
the same material one foot and ten
inches loug. Nail these together so
that in laying it in the egg drawer the
frame will only bc half an inch deep.
Over this frame stretch a piece
of good, new bleached muslin, very
tight. -The eggs will lie in this mus
lin. Now bore holes in the sides of:
the egg draw.er just above this framne
two inches .apart and half an inch in
diameter, and put pices~ r~Iross the
drawer, to i:y the eggs hetween. Ey
moving this canvas backward and
forward, the eggs can be turced. This
finishes the egg-drawer.
Now make another box the same
size as the heater, eight inches deep,
with a tight bottom. In this bottom
bore holes same as in the top of the
heater for ventilation. This box is to
be placed under the egg drawer and
filed to within an inch of the top with
sawdust. Now place the last box
mentioned on pieces two inches wide
runnng crossway's and extending
wern Inches on alha id. being
eareful not to cover any of the holes
in the bottom of the sawdust box.
On this box place the egg drawer
and on the egg drawer the heater with
the zinc side down. Piace a
shaving between the egg drawer
and the heater to give
the egg drawer room to slide out and
in easily. Now take two boards ten
inches wide and nail to each side on
both the sawdust box and the heater,
and also a board on the back end.
Now we have the incubator but it
must be surrounded with eight inches
of sawdust. To do this lay down two
boards on the bottom cross pieces;
these boards should be eight inches
wide and three feet and eight inches
long. Across the back end place
another board in the same manner and
build sides and end up eight inches
above the top of heater, then fill with
Now go to the tinshop and get eight
half-inch tubes, 16 inches long and
eight 7 inches long; also an elbow, 2
inches in diameter, one end 8 and
the other 12 inches long. Put the
short tubes in the lower sawdust box
and the long ones in the holes in the
top of the heater, so that the lower
end will come down to within an inch
of the zinc bottom. Put the long end
of the elbow through the hole in the
outside box, which must be directly
opposite the one in the side of the
heater and covered with tin in the
In order to save heat you can build
a small box over the portion of the
elbow outside the incubator and fill it
with dirt. Put dirt around the elbow
where it runs through the sawdust.
Place a lamp under the end of the el
bow and shove the chimney as far up
as it will go.
Do not put the eggs in until you can
keep a uniform heat of 100 degrees to
104 degrees. Keep your thermometer
in the egg drawer and sprinkle your
eggs every day with tepid water.
Turn the eggs twice each day.
I have sometimes made a door to
cover front, but an old piece of car
pet hung over the front will do. I
hatch about 80 per cent. of my eggs.
Walter A. Rutledge, in Toledo Blade.
HATS IN THE COMMONS.
The Important Part They Play in the
Legislative Life of Enaland.
A strict etiquette governs the wear
ing of hats in the Commons. A n
honorable member, who, ignorant cv
forgetful of the forms of the Hou-,-,
attempted to walk to fi seat when
covered, would be met with loud cries
of "order," and although an absett
i nded member sometimes aoes so he
has nn-r been known to repeat it. He
must only wear his hat when seated.
Directly he rises he must doff it,
though he may only wish to speak to a
member behind him or to get a paper
from the table. If any bill or resolu
tion for which he is responsible is
mentioned by the Speaker a member
raises his hat nd does not rise, and
the same is done when another mem
ber alludes to him in the course of a
speech or answers a question which he
has put. If he is not wearing his hat
at the time, he immediately puts it on
and then raises it in acknowledgment.
This practice has given rise to some
funny contietemps, as when an honor
able member who was remarkable for
avery small head unconsciously picked
up the hat of the member next to him
in mistake for his own. This member
happened to be chiefly remarkable for
a very large head, and his hat was like
an extinguisher when put on his fellow
member and had a very ludicrous
Of course, a member never speaks in
his hat, except on one occasion, which
we shall notice presently. He gener
ally places it carefully on the seat he
has just vacated. If he is going to make
a long speech and his thioat requires
lubrication, his hat is the receptacle for
a glass of water, which is replenished
from time to time by an attentive
friend. Members are generally col
lected enough to remember, when they
sit down, to be careful to remove their
hats from the bench.
This is not invariably the case, how
ever, for an honorable memnber a short
time ago acquired a universal noto
riety in the House as "the member
who sat on his hat." He had just fin
ished a maiden speech of some length,
and in the excitement ot the moment
entirely forgot that a shiny and well
brushed "tile" occupied his seat. lHe
sat down suddenly, rather more sud
denly, perhaps, than he had foreseen
-for maiden speeches are famous for
uncertainties-and he sat, un fortu
nately, on his hat. We are no: aware
that there was a glass of water in it.,
but there might have been, and the
example should be borne in mind by
rising, or perhaps we should say sink
We have intimated that there is one
occasion on which a member can, or
rather, according to the rules must,
adress tihe House with his hat on.
This happl;ens w~hen the I-ouse has
been cleared for a division, and when
a mecmb~r desires to raiise a point of
bate ha' bo n closed andi the interrup
ion is parciy ineidenita!, the member
must speak sitting, and with his hat
In addition to the uses of bats in the
House to which we have referred,
there is another and a very common
one. No member being allowed to
claim as a right the possession of any
seat (the tenure by which they are
held being priority of occupation) ex
cept in certain cases allowed as a man
ter of courtesy, the practice has arisen
of members leaving their hats on the
seats they desire to occupy during the
TRADE IN DOG-SKINS.
An Important Item in the Export Business
Mr. Edgar, the Commissioner of
Customs at Newchwang, in Mantchuria,
in the last Chinese Customs Yellow
book, referring to the trade from that
port in robes and mats made of the
skins of dogs and goats, says it is gen
erally supposed that dogs are picked
up promiscuously wherever they may
be found straying, destroyed, and their
skins sold to dealers. This, .however,
is not the case, for, although the busi
ness may have had its origin in this
way, it is now as systematically carried
on as sheep-farming. There are thou
sands of small dog and. goat-farms
dotted over Mantchuria and the eastern
borders of Mongolia, where from a
score to some hundreds of dogs
are annually reared on each farm,
and where they constitute a regular
source of wealth. A bride, for in
stance, will receive as dowry a num
ber of dogs proportionate to the means
of her father. It is probable, says
Mr. Edgar, that in no other part of
the world are there to be found such
splendid dogskins for size, length of
hair, and quality, the extreme cold of
these latitudes, where the thermome
ter registers 30 degrees Fahrenheit be
low zero, developing a magnificent
coat. It is difficult to understand how
Lie dog-farmer can afford with profit
to rear the animals when the price of
the robe is taken into consideration.
For one full-sized robe, say 80 inches
by 86 inches, at least eight animals are
required. Putting the price real
ized at $3.60 for a robe,
this would only allow about
45 cents per skin, including the
selection, for the skins must match in
color and length of hair, and cost of
sewing. The animals are generally
strangled in mid-winter, but not before
they are eight months old, and then
the skins taken in a frozen condition
principally to Mukden and Chinchow,
where they are cured, assorted, and
made into robes, mats, etc. Last year
the robes are said to have been decid
edly inferior in quality. The reason
given is that orders went forward too
late, and the farmers, waiting till they
had news of some demand, kept the
animals alive until their winter coats
began to fall off. The value of the
trade from Newchang last year was
about ?40,000, against nearly ?60,000
the previous year. The decline was
due to depreciation in value and a de
creased demand from the United
STEAM VERSUS MUSCLE.
The Immense Gains in Force of the Men of
the Present Time.
What science and invention is doing
for the human race was tersely and
plainly presented. Note the following
Compare a galley, a vessel propeled
by oars, with the modern Atlantic
liner, and first let us assume that prime
movers are non-existent and that the
vessel is to be propeled galley fashion.
Take her length as some 600 feet, and
assume that place be found for as many
as 400 oars on each side, each oar work
ed by three men, or 2.400 men; and al
low that six men under these condi
tions could develop work equal to one
horse power; we should have 400
horse power. Double the number of
men and we should have 800-horse
power, with 4,800 men at work,
and at least the same number
in reserve, if the journey is
to be carried on continuously. Con
trast the puny result thus obtained
with the 19,503 horse-power given
forth by a large prime mover of the
present day, such a power requiring,
on the above mode of calculation, 117,
000 men at work and117,00men inre
serve; and these to be carried in a ves
sel less than C03 feet in length. Even
if it were possible to carry this num
ber of men in such a vessel, by no con
ceivable means could their power be
utilized so as to impart to it a speed of
twenty knots an hour, vweighing as it
would some 10,500 tons gross.
Prime motors can do what human
muscle can never accompl-ish. Take a
railway locomotive-500 horse-power
developed in a wagon which does not
ocenpy fifty square yards of space, and
that flies at the rate of sixty miles an
hour with its heavy train! .How weak
and puny human muscle toward at
taining such results!-Sir .Fred:Bram
bull to the British Association.
A Spider That Was a Spider.
A correspondent of the Calcutta En
gishman sends a description of an
enormous spider which was killed in a
house. The creature was found cling
ing to a door curtain, and when
alarmed emitted a grating sound, but
whether with its mandibles or with its
feet could not be ascertained. It
showed no disposition to run away, or
even to move from the spot where it
was till it was thrown down, when it was
killed with a blow of a stick. It is
qute two inches in length and half an
inch in breadth, and the two segments
of the body are equal in size. It is dis
tinctly short legged for a spiac'r but
hc eight legs ::ro ver-y m-ong and
heavy. The body, too, is covered with
fine short hair, and is all of a dark
skirt. Put this over your head, draw
all the fullness in front, andJ form of
this a large liait; put round your waist
to hold it a cord with a rich tassel de
pending, or a gay silk sash. Then put
on a dressing jacket of fine lawn, trim
med with lace; loosen your hair and
let it fall down your back; slip your
stockingless feet into Indian-looking
pantoffies, with gilt or silver embroid
ery. Take now a fan in your hand and
promenade before your mnirror.-Eftx
perences in the Eastern Archipelago b.y
A C::ptive fo- ..iirteen Y ear .
Miss Jessi" Laconber. who is making
a short visit to this city, says The San
Francisco ('al. has a romantic history.
She is the stepdaughter of Gen. Lagreato,
a .-ctired Mexican olicer, who heeimue a
citizein of the United States many years
Miss Josie was stolen from her parents
in 1671 by the fla!:itto tribe of ians
of northerin Idaho. For thirteen years
iier parents were unaware of her where
abouts. :and niany times had given her
up for dead. The matter was brought to
the attention of the United States gov
crnient and a search begun. Gen.
Sheridan was the man selected to look
up the case, and after a protracted in
vestigation. in which the department at
Washin;.;ton expended many thou::ands
of dollars, and during which many lives
were lost. she was rescued Aug. 7, 18S4.
The guide whoni Gen. Sheridan emi
!ioved during his search was the famous
i).si Kensington, a great Indian scout
Mi.,s Laconiber is a woman perhaps 20
years of a;;e. and although giving no evi
dence of eareful education. is (jUite futel
ligeit, and is not in any wie rcticent
abot:t rla iang th history of l'er 'nip
W'hen she arrived at the age cf 13 one
of the chiefsof the I;hnittos decided that
he would make her hiL wife. She iia
nantly refused. declaring that she wished
to go bach to her parents.
In order to force her to marry the
copper colored captain tue Indians re
sorted to easy methods of torture, but.
tinding it impossible. gradually increased
the dose. As evidence of the ordeal which
she sumiered Miss Lacom.ber now exhibits
sixteen wounds. the result of knife
Sgashe, on her person. ['inding they
could nut, prevail upon her toconiply", the
barbarians forsook their brutal methods,
and for the remainder of her stay con
tented thensuelves with keeping a strict
watch upon her movements.
After being rescued Miss Lacomber
went to her home only to find that her
father had been killed by Mexicans along
the ItioGrande for participating in clear
ing some renegades from Texas.
American Song Writers.
The most successful of all living popu
lar song writers-that is. those who have
made tihe greatest number of pronounced
his-are unquestionably Will S. .Hays
and Dave Brahanu. The former is a
journalist, having been the river editor
of The Louisville Courier-Journal for
several years past. He has probably
written a greater nuiher of songs which
have become unliversally popular than
I any other composer, except Stephen C.
Foster. He first became generally
known through his "Write Me a Letter
From Home." which was sung from one
end of the United States to the other.
This he followed up in rapid succession
with "We Parted by the River Side,"
"Beautiful Dreamer," "Nora O'Neil,"
A"ollie Darling" and "Driven From
hiome." Of every one of these songs
more than 100,000 copies were- sold,
while "Mollie Darling" had a sale of
more than 300,000, na ing a fortune for
it.; publisher, J. L. Peters. Of minor
successes, any one of which would have
been a glorious triumph for a less for
tunate composer, Mr. Hays has made a
host. Prominent among these are "I'll
Remember You, Love, in My Praycrs,"
"The Moon Is Out To-night, Love," and
"Genevieve." The last named must not
be confounded with "Sweet Genevieve,"
an entirely different song, written by S.
C. Tuckeri.-G. W. Christine in Chicago
What becomes of divorced women? A
vast field of unexplored territory is
opened by the question. Just as mules
are supposed to seek for their death'
some spot where no eye can behold
them, so divorced women, once divorced,
are believed to withdraw to some myste
rious limbo in which the rest-of their
lives is spent unobserved. But The
Tribune has been at the pains of collect
ing statistics about them, and it finds
that they can accurately be divided into
the four following classes:
Remarried within a year, 75 per cent.;
waiting for an offer, 10 per cent.; fallen
into evil ways. 10 per cent.; devoted to
celibacy, 5 per cent.
These figures have been compiled from
a comparison of the divorce lists with
the marriage registers; from the state
ments of judges, justices of the peace,
clergymen, lawyers and court officials,
and from personal inquiry among those
who have ben divorced. They can be
accepted as fairly and substantially cor
Too Much for the Indin.
These military anecdotes remind me of
a story I heard Gen. Sheridan tell once.
and which I do not remember having
seen in print before. The general at the
time was in command of some western
troops fighting the Indians. A band of
the latter had made a sudden attack on
a detachment of his men, but fortunately
they- had a mountain howitzer mounted
on a mule. Not having time to take it
of f and put it in position, they backed tip
and blazed away at the Indias. The
load was so heavy that the mule and all
went tumbling down the hill toward the
savages, who, not understanding that
kind of fighting, took to their heels.
Afterward one of them was captured,
and when asked by Sheridan why he ran,
Me big Injun, not afraid of little or
big gunis, but when white man fires
wioe jackass at Injun, he don't know
wha t to do."-New York Tribune.
A French Bil Sykes.
A most dangerous species of Bill Sykes
ha beeoan arested, together with a fero
cl-smstiff wvhich lie owned, by the
rspolice. The malefactor was the
- r f the Ternes district, and hi.s
::l-v in crime was to prowl around
ui'lhborhmod atnight ndsethi
at then throats of helated wayfarers.
wliff only knew and obeyed his
-r,..:.d at a vwordl from that wvorthy
- !v at the throat of a passer by
rlrdx is hold um:I~ the porkets
-:el Id L-n compirk-'t!y rihAd.
T - :t ti was a government em
1p -;' o has almost succourbed to the
irs wich lie received from thiedog.
: i ',wh as known by the appropri
.-..:::.of "The B~utchner," has been
c.:el Iodged in the depot, and his enor
mesdog wvill be shot after the condem
: ti its master.-Paris Cor. London
The mar:-ied are longer lived than the
sins'. and, above a'l, those who observe
a so:r-r :nl industrious condtuct. Tall
ien live ionger than short ones. Wo -
men have mnore chances of life in their
favor previous to 50 years of age than
men have, but fewer afterward.-Phila
The Topoe.': -hic::! Intinct.
A deep thinking Scotch skinppir, seei
a whale pk>wing its soiitar
t.outhi for hours. nd not dei'in:: n
point from his couxr:-:', ::h"A n !..
will "1ften leave *:::- a ! .t :a :.
:lim- in search of v::r:er s: t
*ne s temS to have dite. \at ;rui .:.
thema? A\ h! n,\ you block me. id. h!t
not onII\v whales, C Cel seals see:n posi
ti l t' i: y eco:: p:tsh in ih:. rins."
Man v e i 1!:'h : : t tI rs po ., s:,:."
wvhich'en"1ales th:" to findc the.ir v::.
unerringiy over sea )r land, where th:-re
exists, so far 1, we can s-c-, ningi ' to
Uguide them. logs. (::ts, ! n
birds have found their way b:ck fr u
great dI(st-'an'es to tir hom e s. :'h o.:;
they h::ve been conveed: from it in
wyto de iprive th:-'T; l ~isac
fro'n the u:rgans of sit
.h" c t- ar pcigo. for insta ne. ' car
ried h:::av reds o' ili:: fro i. It
ha- travelc ed that di:-nmeeIn a bask"''t
iinh I the :it of a r: ir'.:1 ear: b:t
when itis I blrownl up. it Circie. a::): fr:!
t e :in' t"s.::m!1 tlt: !w : de ides un ho..i
tatingly on the exact line of fli w
bri:. it tc .t, l:ft. thougi it 11ay ncer
hI::: --:h,,.e:: ll (instt i!::t i:(f( ::e.~w
t o::t .l -b :" l . :: i :e to t heh rti :i~e :w r
o-i-n-I: i .i '.t. ndmie way:
e t ;! e' i : h batter: the
. \vriter i;: i.: i ce ' 11:ur : th:,:t a
co!!! puu. mon riibs ld.wsbrn
fr t~omgirau-y t . \beri. by-. ri ad
!'l'1ra(ma. The puppy: ran away:1 frt:::
anie rC :::o..I 1:un .it lr : ': in :
h rwi:h cnier
''tre::m. to -rdt ,:. i~;.c r h
The writeor c ith t se byl wohi h
:nmasare Y!uidedl l:! finingT thir way\.i
th! t o a al':t , i::Et- I:-h iO s l a
na'ne, but not anlxl nton-o:-'
Incon~grt:ities in 17air.
" ies," said tho ire r t s shie
pomiade'd and ba'ndo.:;neda tr'hi.
-we have somc cu~riotus f.eat::r es in or
bus"iness. For example, thew's "thle
"Is that a style of hair indigenous to
"It is sepposed to pred+ict r: id:vshooad.
It is a lock that grows(out sir:h ait Ie
parting of the hair and i;1; t:at growL "
long enough to be on.:1 w.i:5 tI he
other hair. Then tiei s h cwliel."
"Is that another indcepe cdt 10: '
"Yes; it grows straight n) rm the
forehe.-ad like a .ft of grass, s if a cow
had licked it up-and it is so :>uern
that ladies afflieted with them often Tart
their hair on the side to avoid them:.
They are a great trouble and no one
knows why they have them."
The hairdresser took a roll of hair
pins and put a dozen or so in her mouth.
"E-v'r h-e-a-r of 1-ove lc ksI"
"No; that hairpin went right into my
brain-what are they*"
"Love locks? Oh, they are not in fash
ion now. They were made by enttin- a1
lock of the hair by the ear annd letting it
fall straight against the cheek for about
an inch. Ever see white locks? I've
seen a lock of hair as white as snow
growing in the black hair of a young
head; antd it was asugly and contrary
sin."-Ietroit Free Press.
The Dummy Spoke.
"I was coming up from Albany a few
days ago." said a drummer to a iarty of
friends as they sat in the lobby of tile
Globe hotel smoking their cigars. "In
the seat just in front of mue. were two
well dre,sed gentlemen, who werC carry
ing on an earnest but very quiet conver
sation with their fingers. When the train
reached Utica a couple of stylish looking
girls care in and took the seat in front
of the two men, which happened to be
turne.d facing themn. The girls very soon
noticed the finger conversation, and
coolly praeceded to comment upon r15
personal appearance of the gentlernen in
a very audible tone of voice. -Thle fel
low with the blonde mustache is pretty
good lolking,' said one. 'It's a pity he
can't talk. I wonder if they're marieJo.'
and so they went on for a few minutes.
Pretty soon the conductor camne through
the car, and, much to the surprise of thle
passenger;. who had been wvatching the
litle scene, the gentlemaan with the
bonide must-achie stopped him and as:ked
what time the train got to Sy r'cuse. It
w.as as good as a show to) wr tehi the faces
of those girls. The strain was too muct~h
for them, and as soon as the train stopped
h ey moved into another car."-Syracuse
Weaikening Our Eyes.
I wish I could miore out to Dakota,
twenty ileCs from the nearest school
house. and bring the children up my:self.
Thev would know a hawk from a hern
shrfv as far as any one. See those hoys
wii big. handsome eyes going from
school. Half can't sight a target or a
dutck in a marsh or a ship down the bay.
If the country should have another war
the goverinmtelt wVould have to find regi
ments in spectacles. Nine hours a dlay
do those public school children pore over
school hooks with the yilest print that
ruins eves. Between the poor print of
school books and the newspapers, and in
cessant reading, we are iosing eyes as
fast as possible. The big, handsome eyed
women have to use atropine to see at all.
and the clever women all have cton
tracted. sunken eyes fro:n reading too
much. They begin at 5 years old an~d
keep tasking the eyes till the amaurosis
sets in. Do voui know there isn't one
personi in 500 vith really good eyes, and
fewer chiirdetu-Sh irley Dare.
A half miile east of tihe prison, upon aV
v.oody knoll, the convict burying ground
is cituated. ft is an inelosure of about
tvo vee's, a'nd the only resemblance the
spt a to a "City of the Dead" is in the
long rows of mtounds that c::tend can0
adJ west. decnting the resting place f
the unhonored dead.' No stately mnu
mexls here, no marble :hafts or broken
enllttumns ~cate'd bI y lo h:mids in
inemfliy of the depanrted; n-o hbeautiftcl
lowcrs or grasy.\ Lmvwns, not even a re
s'petnble ituari:lc slab oi' anys lhi:: to 12
all the meo-ry of tie mnalefactors. . i
identity is lost.~ When the de-ad is buried
here the grave is marked by a smai pine
board, on which is pri::ted tie pc.an
nmber, nanme, a:eand date of decath;
the elemtents~ sooni erase these, and i'm a
short timec no one can tell the occupla:/7s
>f these narrow homnes.-Joliet (cor. a
Only a Tritc.
Recent calculations go to sho0w that.
the menan di.;tamce of the earth from the
sn was wrongtly ethbated lby i:0.c20
Eglish m.iles aboue t went yer :.o
Bt nobody minds a litle thin like. that.
t view of' the fact that th:e distance is
now figre to ho 02,5 000 miles
Dr. G. M. Sternberg, who was com
missioncld by the College of Physicians
of Phiil:deiphia to investigate the
methods of protective inoculation as
practiced in l'razil (by Dr. Domin
gas Frcire) and in Mexico (by Dr.
Cargona y Vaile), reported that facts
concerning the endemic and epidemic
prevalence of the fever justify the belief
that its cause isanmicro-organism, which
can, under suitable conditions, be propa
g:.ted outside the body, as well as be
capable of transport to a distance; also
that, a3 a single attack of yellow fever,
however mild. mostly protects from
future attacks, there is reason to hope
that such protection might be gained by
The yellow fever germ probably gains
'ntrance into the body by the respir
atory or alimentary tracts, or through
the surface of the body, or it is p
that it multiplies in insanitary lOclities
and develops a volatile poison which
contaniinates the air. The former hypo
the.is, that it enters the body and mul
tij)ics within it. is, he thinks, the more
p:obable. hitherto the germ has not
i:en four.d in the blood and tissues of
te, attacked, for Dr. Sternberg. does
niot coniirm the alleged discovery made
Dr. Domingos Freire. Nor is there,
' r. Stern berg's opinion, any satisfac
tor- evidence that the method of inoc u
l:.: on practiced by Dr. Domingos Freire
as any prophylactic value, and the
=::m applies to the claims put forward
Iy Dr. Carmona y Valle, of Mexico.
ruby lines, Burma.
One of the finest sanitariums in India
i that of Bernard-Myo, on the broad
c:i:g nlains of Enjouk, on the north
crn .lolies of the hills bounding the ruby
:nn district of Monok, Burma. Ber
I.rlio is over 6.&0 feet above. sea
ravel. The ruby mining district may
!have a population of over 6,000 people
iclonging to many different tribes. The
nincs are of three kinds-the working
of '.sure veins, washing in a somewhd
izi:nilar manner to the hydraulic ning
in California, and what may be r144
placer diggings. The third class of
mines is at present the most important.
At depths varying from ten to thirty
feet, in the flatter lands of the valleys,
There occurs a layer of corundum from a
rtew inches to a few feet in thickness.
When this corundum is brought to the
surace myriads of small rubies glitter
in the bun. Almost all the -stones are
water worn or of irregular shapes, and
it is rarely that a flawless ruby is found.
So rare is a ruby of the finest water,
that one of three carats is worth ten
times the value of a diamond the same
e. The district of Mogok is situated
betwcen Mandalay 'and Bhamo, and is
ncarer to the former place.-Scientifle
One of the largest millers in the United
States, C. A. Pillsbury,' is credited
- :: th asserting that American millers do
pat (dfampen their wheat before grin
it. This is correct of some millers,
not of all, and the reason is not attri
i ;xtabh to differences in millers, but to
diiTerences in wheat. Most of the Cali
fo:nia wheat ground in this state is
moistened, because it is found necessary
to do so. On the other hand, Oregon
v!:cat will not stand dampening, as it
contains- enough water without this,
On this account local millers prefer
California wheat, as they can add the
necessary water for nothing, which they
have to pay for in the Oregon article.,
When shipped abroad or stored for
months at tidewater, there. is less differ
cne, as wheat which is not moist will
become so when in a damp atmosphere"
California wheat when afloat gains 2to
v pcr cent. from absorption of moisture.
A c-.rtain percentage of water in wheat
is essentia! to rcnder it fit for grinding,
and the moisture has to be either found
i:: the grain or applied artificially thereto.
--San Francisco Grocer.
Popo Leo's Abstemious Life.
Like Nanoleon, Leo XmI does a great
deal of work and takes very little sleep.
Hie risces at 5 in summer and 6 in winter.
His toikct occupies a half hour, after
whiich he passes an hour in prayer and
mc'ditation as a preparation for mas,
which he says every day in one of the
rnriva te ch1apl;s of the Vatican. He
aniiciates at the altar with exemplary de
votio;n, and there is an exceeding grace
i -ll Ii movements, whether in the.
s-'uctua-ry. in his garden, in his library
or when' holing a public audience. At
8o'clock the pope takes his cafe au lait
an a rol. Leo XUIlis one of the most
abstemious. of men, and the entire ex
penses. of his~ table do not average more
than .t a a the whole year round. It
m.~ be rcenbered that the pope al
tay t:s his meals alone.-E~ittsburg
Leprosy !s Contagious.
That leprosy really is a contagious ds
': co: toe pretty well proved by
th -dcmnts which the Rev. II. IP.
righat commuicates to The Times. A
aaiin c'onvict who was oondemnned
to dat hadi h" is life spared on condition
.1hat he; shoul be inoculated wiith lefnrcsY
.(Ia o expierime-nt. The inoeufation
16! piu- three ycrs ago, and the un
Iortunate mam. who wouLld Eurely have
d:eette tgo to the scafitld, is now
S beuarleper. The experiment wa
per .0l3 h ri ncessary. The fact that
Dah Da"iein has become a leper since
he vwent to reside in a settlement of
I prs m' surely~ proof enough that the dis
cae!:cnaicas. Now. however, there
is .o longr reoom for any doubt which
vn have 1:cen felt upon the matter at
one~ tirr"-Pal i -lall Gazette.
Er !'tm's Pride.
Si::aing how pride sometimes
.m nh'' es a man. "I neas passing
though Jermn. treet late oneerenuing."
vnea al historian Bunn, "and
:::.: Kenuney swihging about
n rt of manner, I inquired
be e hisbeing there at such an
ito the St. James theatre,"
. a - A do you know I really
iau h:tm was a much prouder
ma hah n him to be."
I wasithe green~room, and hearing
Brah.n 7,:. as lhe entered, -I'm really
prou ofm~ypit to-night,' I went in and
om n'tcd it. There we're seventeen spec
ttrsin it!"--Detroit Free Press.
A freight train on the Sou~thern Pacisc
railroavl ran intoaherdof catde, striking
a yearling calf, which jumnped at one
bound on the riilet of the locomotive. It
lav down quietly and rode for nine
niiles. As the train approached Tucson
the signal whistle aroused it, and it
jumped from the pilot and scampered