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MANNING, CLARENDON COUNTY, S., C., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 1889
JOSEPH F. RHAME,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
MANNING, S. C.
JOHN S. WILSON,
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
MANING, S. C.
F. N. WILSON,
MANNIG. S. C.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
M.ANING, S- C.
'Notary Public with seal.
W . H. INGRAM.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Office at Court House,
MANNING, S. C.
M. CLINTON GALUCHAT,
PRACTICES IN COURTS oF
CHARLESTON and CLARENDON.
Address Communications in care of Man
JOS. H. MONTGOMERY,
Main Street. SUMTER, S. C.
'Collections a specialty.
DR. G. ALLEN HUGGINS,
- OFFIES -
MANNING AND KINGSTREE.
Kingstree, from 1st to 12th of each month.
Manning, from 12th to 1st of each month.
9 A. M. to1 P. M. and 2 to 4 P. M.
REAL ESTATE AGENT,
FOBESTON, S. C.
Offers for 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 6
rooms; and a number of VACANT LOTS
suitable for residences, and in different lo
calities. Terms Reasonable.
MAx G. Bryant, JAs. M. LAw
South Carolina. New York.
Grand Central Hotel.
BRYANT & LELAND, PaorasIrons.
Columbia, South Carolina.
The grand Central is the largest and best
kept hotel in Columbia, located in the EX
ACT BUSIS'4S CENTER OF TEE CITY,
where all Street Car Lines pass the door,
and its MENUis not excelled by any in the
Manning Shaving Pavlor.
HAIR CUTrflrG ARTISTICAILY EXECUTED.
and Shaving done with belt 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.
NLEW WAVERLY. HOUSE, IN
NtheBend 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 ectric Bells are used in all
rooms and hallways. Rates $2.00 and $2.50.
G. T. ALFORD, Proprietor.
CHART.ESTON, S. C.
First Class in all its Appoint ments,
Supplied with all Modern Improvements
Excellent Cuisine, Large Airy Rooms,
Otis Passenger Elevator, Elec
tric Bells and Lights, Heat
RATES, $2.00, $250 AND)$3.00.
Rooms Reserved by Mail or Telegraph
THE BEULAH ACADEMY,
Bethlehem, S. C.
B. B. THOMPSON, Principal.
Fall Session Begins Mionday, Oct. 29.
Instruction thorough, government mild
and decisive, appealing generally to the
student's sense of honor and judgment in
the important matter of punctuality, de
portment, diligence. &c. Moral and social
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
J . G. DINKINS, Mt. D. R. B. LORYEA.
i. G. Dinkins & Co.,
Druggists and Pharmacists,
*PURE DRUGS AND MEDICINES,
FINE CIGAR.S AND7
Full stock of PAINTs, On,e;, Gu;ss.
VAmaNsHs and 'WHITE LEAD, also
Psxs and WHITEWA~SH Bw dEnS.
.,An elegant sto~ o'
SPECTACLE and EYE GLASSES
No charge liade for fitting the eye
Physicians PrescriptioneS carefully
compounded,?ay or night.
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Sign~ ofghe Goldeni Mortar,
AROUND THE CORNER.
One day my heart was very sad,
Oppressed with heavy sorrow,
And not a ray of hope arose
To cheer me on the morrow;
I walked along the crowded street,
A dull, distracted mourner,
And guessed not what awaited me
As I went'round the corner.
There met me one whose sunny face
The smile of Heaven reflected;
The friendly greeting she bestowed
Was wholly unexpected;
For I had thought her hard and cold,
Of lovers' arts a scorner;
tut she was taken off her guard
As I turned 'round the corner.
What cared Ithough the skies were da*
And threatened stormy weather?
What mattered any grief at all,
If we two were together?
The blushes that were on her eheek
Did regally adorn her;
And oh! I blest the fate that turned
My steps around the corner.
And thus I find it is through life
So full of wondrous phases
That when we walk amid the gloom,
Or press through tangled mazes,
Feeling all friendless and alone,
A hopeless, hapless mourner,
Some blessing surely lies in wait
For us around the corner.
-Josephine Pollard, in N. Y. Ledger.
DEAD MEN'S BONES.
Interesting Information About the
Trade in Skeletons.
he prlnclpal Supply, Including the Fines'
Specimens, Comes From France-Their
Cost and Their Use-Deformities
Without rising the doctor pulled a
cord or touched a spring hidden some
where in his close proxinity. In
stantly the door of a tall cabinet,
which stood in one corner of the room,
swung noiselessly open and disclosed
a skeleton, which hung from a ring
fastened to the top of its skull. So
unexpected was the sight of this
ghostly apparition that the reporter
started back with a little cry of sur
"Startled you a little, I see," con
tinued the doctor. "It isn't a pleasant
sight to one unaccustomed to it, but to
me, anatomically speaking, as fine a
specimen of Parisian art as that is a
thing of beauty and a joy forever.
But seriously, you as a non-profession
al man can have no adequate idea of
how important to us doctors is the
condition of the skeleton market.
There is no branch of the enormous
import trade of this country which is
so interesting as the trade in skele
tons. It is not the magnitude of the
trade itself nor its importance that
makes it so, but it attracts attention
just because the article itself is so
fascinating to the average man. Well
can I remember how as a boy I used
to go up in the garret of my father's
house, my father was also a physician,
and at a safe distance gaze completely
fascinated at a skull which had been
relegated to that dusty retreat. How
many romances did I build around
that fragment of mortality. To,
me it was a thing that thor
oughly aroused all the morbid
imagination of my boyish nature.
But to come back to the present. at
skeleton which you see there is one of
the finest examples of the French art
and cost $125.~ Our great nation is en-*
tirely dependent upon foreign countries
for its skeletons. To be sure here and
there a phiysician may be found who
possesses a specimen of home manu
facture, bu't the stock of skeletons of
the country are all imported. The
man who mounts skeletons must be a
skillful s~natomist besides an exper
ienced mechanic. He must know the
positionr of every bone in the human
anatomy and just where it goes. He
must also know the function of each
bone aind be able to articulate them so
skillfually that when wired they will
move as naturally in their sockets as
they'did when acted upon by the mus
clesof the live being. An anatomist, .
for 'instance, however poor a one he
mi be, would know that to rest the
butt of a heavily loaded gun against
the middle of the collar bone and fire
it won be an act of superlative folly.
Collar bones were not made for such
use. Now, although possessed of so
mah in~.- knowledge than some
sportsmen, he Parisian anatomist is
willing andl eager to work at about
twenty-five cknts a day, and his em
ployer is thusible to ship skeletons to
this country at.a much lower rate than
they can be made for even by a ne wly
then," interpolated the reporter while
the doctor 'was catching his breath for
a fresh sta'rt.
"I shouild say they were. Incredible
as it may seem, a well-mounted skel
eton tieatly packed in a pine case can
be~btained for the moderate sum of
$39. The case is made to stand on end
and when stained admirably serves the
same purpose as does the more elab
orate black walnut cabinet. Of course
most physicians prefer a cabinet made
of black walnut with glass doors cov
ered with red curtains, but this is a
matter of tatste and pocket. I would
not recommend a person. howcver, to
invest his money in a$30 skeleton, un
less for temporary or infrequent use.
They are not over substantial, they
will not take a fine polish and are apt
to crumble. You see the $30 skeletons
are ta - n from the corpses of people
well vaced in life when the calcar
eos matter predominates in the bones.
Moreover some people have bones
which are more bi-ittle than those of
others. The Paris workman can tell
at a glance the condition of the bones
upon which he is to work and knows
how far he can carry the bleaching or
whitening process upon the bones of
ny npManun. ambant This process:
tends to make brittle the bones. The
skeleton of a young person which is of
the right quality will stand a good deal
of work and a great deal of work at even
but twenty-five cents a day means an
enhanced price. A first-class skeleton,
which will stand for years the hard
knocking about which it receives in a
college lecture room, will cost $125.
A skeleton of this quality has silver
plated wire articulations and every
thing in accordance. Some men with
an eye for the artistic will have a
skeleton mounted with silver wire.
This, however, is foolishly extrav
agant, nor is a skeleton so articulated
as strong as one the joints of which
are of steel."
"Are there many importers of skele
tons in this country?"
"There are six firms engaged in the
business and between them there is a
practical understanding by which
prices are maintained. If you were to
go into the salesrooms of Fibula & Co.,
and after picking out a skeleton that
suited you, should intimate that one
of the squamous sutures was not well
marked upon the cranial formation,
and that as Pubis & Co. were offering
perfect specimens at a cost of $5 less,
the salesman would raise his eyebrows,
look at you in a mildly suspicious way
and intimate that you were mistaken.
He would add for your information
that the goods were all marked in
plain figures, were warranted, and
that no reduction could be made."
"For what grade of skeletons is the
demand the greatest?"
"The ordinary demand for skeletons
is like the demand in most branches of
trade. Plain, substantial goods at
moderate prices are what are most
wanted. Strong. well whitened bones,
well articulated, with polished steel
at from $60 to $80. are in such demand
that you couldn't find a dozen, no, nor
a half dozen, in the city at any one
time. except perhaps just after the ar
rival of some French steamer, when
a fresh importation might increase the
stock temporarily. Not less than 500
of these skeletons are sold right here
and in New York every year by the
importing houses. In addition to
this staple trade in ordinary skele
tons, there is a steadily increasing
demand for deformities. For instance,
your skeleton with two fractures
of the femur would bring perhaps
$5 extra, but if accompanied by
the certificate of a reputable physician
like myself, stating how the bone was
broken, an additional $10 would
be asked for it. If, now, you
were afflicted with curvature of the
spine or some abnormal development
of the foot or head, your skeleton
might, if well mounted, bring as high
as $175 to $200. There are cases of
deformities that are so unusual as to
make the skeleton the subject of still
"What are skeletons mostly used
"To illustrate lectures and adorn
museums. Most physicians have one
as an aid to research, and there is
not a college graduate who has not a
distinct recollection of the rattling
subjects which, hung to a brass rod
fastened to a stand, used to be wheeled
into the class room when the class in
physiology was to recite. Secret so
cieties also include in their stock of
terrifying paraphernalia ae keleton. I
well remember the experience that I
had when being initiated into the awful
mysteries of a lodge. With my eyes
blind-folded I was led into a darkened
room. All was silence and then a sep
ulchral voice uttered these words:
'Friend, for I may not as yet call you
brother,-remember that the journey of
life is now stretching before you.
Meditate well on this thought, for
in the midst of pleasures still they are
but fleeting as the mist on the ocean.
Man sometimes rises to eminence, but
then again he falls-at this point I
was precipitated from the end of a
plank and fell upon a thick
mattress, while the members of the
lodge groaned together. I need not
say what other trials awaited me, but
at last, in order that I might be sufli
ciently terrified into keeping the se
c.ets of the society. I was led into a
closet, the hood dropped off and there
before me was a grinning skeleton, the
eyes of which shot out phosphorescent
light from the blue fire playing within
the skull. Then its right hand raised
slowly and a melancholy voice pr: -
claimed: 'Beloved, I am thy fate!' I
didn't scare worth a cent, though, for
I reognized the skeletonabhn;
t''~ fellow physician! You see it was
one with peculiarly shaped trans
planted teeth and I'd have known it
among a thousand. I had to laugh
when I thought of being frightened at
such a thing as that."
"You say that this skeleton hatd
transplanted teeth; what do you mean
*I mean that the Paris anatomnists
select their bones from which Lte
prepare their goods from job lo'ts which
perhaps have come from the difierent
dissecting rooms or else from the eata
:ombs. TIhcse bones aire utilized to
make chap sk:leton~s, the di ffernt
parts of the frame being seleted and
fitted together so that one skeleton
may contain the bones from several
subjects. Talking of skeletons re
minds me that veterinary surgeons are
getting to be a very well educated class
of men, and in their profession need
about the same appliances for study
that regular physicians do. There is
a constantly increasing demand for
skeletons of dogs and horses. The lat
ter are regularly kept in stock, and
can be had for from $125 to $150. Dlog
skeletons are usually made to order,
and a $50 bill will buy a first-class
THE GAME OF "I10P."
IT EXCELS POKER AND IS EQUAL
TO THE FASCINATING FARO.
A New Short Card Gaino That Has Taken
Paris and London by Storm, and Prom
ises to Become Popular in America-How
It 14 Played and the Rules for it.
People of Paris who gamble are de
voting all of their spare time to a new
game that has supplanted all of the
other games played for money.
The new game is called "hop," and it
is described as being the most fascinat
ing game that has ever been played-not
even excepting the alluring game of
Paris is so infatuated with "hop" that
millions of francs are lost and won at it
The game of "hop" has been intro
duced into the clubs of London, and it is
being played there with a zeal worthy of
a better cause. So far as known the
game has not as yet been attempted in
the United States, but it is only a matter
of time when it will become as popular
there as in Paris and London, for the
reason that it is so enticing that it is im
nossible for card players to withstand
its temptations. All that is required to
render it a go there is to explain the
rules governing the play.
"Hop" is an extremely simple game.
Any person of ordinary mental caliber
can play it if once told how to proceed.
Here is a description of the game:
Four persons are necessary to make
up a game. Take four decks of cards,
from which throw out all of the cards
below the sevens. That leaves the aces.
kings, queens, jacks, tens, nines, eights
and sevens to play with.
FOUR DECKS IN ONE.
All four of the decks are shuffled to
gether as though they were one deck.
This done, and, the cards having been
cut, one person makes the deal, ging
one card at a time to the other - p ayers
until he has dealt them three cards
apiece, but taking no cards himself.
After the deal those who have been
supplied with cards look at their hands
and het or stay out, as their judgment
The matter of betting having been
settled, the dealer turns a card from the
top of the deck and proceeds to pay and
tale, according to the exigencies of the
Losers and winners are determined
thus: If the dealer turns an ace he
makes a sweep, or, in other words, wins
all of the bets that are made, regardless
of the cards held by the other players.
If he turns a king, and there are any
kings in the hands out, they "stand off"
the dealer. All cards below the king
lose on that hand or deaL All aces out
It is merely this: The persons to
whom the cards are dealt take chances,
after looking at their cardis, and before
seeing the turn up, of their cards being
either higher in denomination than the
card that will be turned up or as high.
The aco is the dealer's percentage. A
Ling or a seven will standoff a king or a
seven, and there is nothing lost nor won
on such a stand off, but nothing will
stand off an ace when turned by a
dealer. Even if there are three aces in
a hand against the dealer, lie wins if he
turn an ace.
When the cards have all been dealt by
one dealer lie passes them to the player
on his left, and they are shuffled and
dealt by that person until they are again
exhausted, and so on as long as the game
lasts. They are not shuffled between the
hands a in poker or euchre, but after
each hand is played the cards employed
in that hand are thrown aside. not to be
uaed until another grand shuffle has been
A limit is placed on bets to be made,
which is determined, of course, by the
purse of the players.
A SAMPLE GAME.
Imagine a game. Say the players are
Bhichie Edwards, Tcm Meade, Dick
Ho!and and Bill Bolander.
Thev sit in the order named, with
Dlackie on Meade's right. It's Blackie's
deal. lUe shuffles the cards and hands
them to Bolander to cut. Then lie deals
one card at a time, helping Meade first,
until he deals three cards from the top
o the deck to each of the players.
3lzade looks at his hand and finds a
king, a ten and a seven. The limit is
MS. 2ieude bats $1. Hie signifies his
wilingness to bet by declaring that it's a
"go," :lhat being the technical phrase.
Hllando finds in his hand a jack, a
nieO and an eight spot. He bets the
Bolander discovers a queen and a pair
of tens. He bets $(l.25.
Blackie then turns up a jack.
Meade's king. being higher than the
jack turned by the dealer, wins $1, but
the ten and seven both being below the
ack, cause him to lose $1 each, which
forcs hhutt to pay the dealer $1.
Holland's jack is a stand off fcr Black
i's jack turned up, and there is n:o action
so far as that card is concerned. Dick
loses on the ten and the seven, they both
bing below the jack in value, so lie owes
Blackie twice $25 until he can see Bill
Bolander wins one bet and loses two,
havi:n a queen and t wo tens.
The' ue'xt hand, all of the outsiders,
that-i;'those other than the dealer, have
afrage cards and bet well up to the
innit, but, notwithstanding the f'act that
Meade has three aces, 0Blackie wins
everyiiiiing in sight when lie turns up his
card, for it is an ace. Rtemember, aces
in the hand of the outsider do not stand
off an ace turned by- the dealer. When
the dlealer turns an ace there is but one
t~ing to' be done on that deal, and that
is to, take everything-if you are tile
if ani outsider hold three cards corre
spndng to any card-except an ace
turned hv the dealer, there is nothing
lo:t or won on the hand, for they are all
a tandl off. If an outsider have three
cards thbat prove to be higher than the
one turned by the dealer, the person
holding the cards in question winis three
times t!he amount of the money he bet:
If lhe held three cards thz. are lower
than the one turned he loses three times
Those who play cards for money like
to get quick action, and for that reason
the game of "hop" is bound to become
popular in the States when once started
there. The action in "hop' is as rapid
as in faro. In fact, it is little short of
beinn' furious-Paris Letter to Cinein
"How was it such r. mean f'ellow as
Do Jink-s handed you his cigar case?'
"He just pulled it out to show me he
hdn't a ciga left."--New York Evening
Given a horse, a man animated by the
reckless daring likely to come of a wild,
free life, and The Centaur of ancient
Fable may be fairly realized. A corre
spondent of the Omaha Herald, having
visited an Arapahoe camp, gives the fol
lowin. account of an Indian drill, or
dered for his amusement:
Fifty fine looking young men, mounted
neon ponis, draw up before the tents.
At a ,ignal from the chief they began
hali evolutions, with a loud yell.
lna moment they disappeared over a
neighP' 'ring hill. 'hJxen there suddenly
rose a mighty trampling of horses' feet,
and they swept past again, so compact
that I only saw a ball made of horses
Splitting in tv.-o, one body swept to the
right and another to the left, and again
they disappeared. Presently they charged
each other in solid lines, and while the
sl)ectator waited breathlessly for the
shock of collision, the files skillfully
opened to the right and left, and the
lines passed through the intervals with
Now ':nne the moment for displaying
indi" idoiul hor:semanship. Some of the
riders appro:wheJ, each lying so close to
his pony hark that nothing but the
hor se cufld be seen. Others stood erect
upon their aninal's backs. Some hung
to the horse hv one font- and one hand.
so tint their bodies were completely pro
tected by those of the ponies.
These young warriors also threw ob
jects upon the ground, and picked them
up at full gallop. and drew bows and
shot arrows from beneath the horses'
necks. Some of the men exchanged
horses while riding.
Again, a man would fall from his
horse, as if wounded, and two others,
riding up beside him, would take him by
an arm and a leg, swing him between
their horses, and carry him off.
This exhibition lasted nearly two
hours, and, at its close, men and horses
were completely exhausted. All that
evening the human performers lay in
their lodges, while the Indian women
brought them food, bathed their limbs
and combed their hair.
Marvels of the Connecticut River.
Perhaps as curious and delightful a
book as we could select at random is this
"History of Connecticut" which lies be
fore me. It is a little calf bound volume,
printed anonymously about a century
ago, and generally ascribed to the Rev.
Samuel Peters, a clergyman of Hebron,
Conn. Mr. Peters lived in a credulous
age, and some of the facts which he
gravely relates seem a little startling to
our modern skepticism. Here is his de
scription of the Connecticut river: "The
middle river is named Connecticut, after
the great sachem to whom the province
belonged. It takes its rise from the
White Hills in the north of New Eng
land, where also springs the river Ken
nebec. Two hundred miles from the
Sound is a narrow of five miles only,
formed by two shelving mountains of
s- lid rock, whose tops intercept the
clouds. Through this chasm are com
peiled to pass all the waters which in the
time of the floods bury the northern
"People who can bear the sight, the
groans, the tremblings and surly motion
of water, trees, and ice through this aw
ful passage, view with astonishment one
of the greatest phenomena in nature.
IIere water is consolidated, without
frost, by pressure, by swiftness, between
the pinchng, sturdy rocks, to such a de
grec of induration that an iron crowbar
boats smoothly down its current; here
iron, lead and cork have one common
wieight; here, steady as time and harder
than marble, the stream passes, irresisti
ble, if not swift, as lightning." Quite a
remarkable phenomenon( And yet not
many years have passed since the good
people of Connecticut believed such
thin-s. My grandfather was a boy when
this Yook was written.-A. M. Cummings
in Boston Transcript.
Why the Leaves Turn.
"Probably not one person in a thou
sand knows why leaves change their
color in the fall," remarked an eminent
botanist the other day. "The common
and old fashioned Idea Is, that all this
red and golden glory we see now is
caused by frosts. A true and scientific
explanation of the causes of the col
oring~ of leaves would necessitate a lon
and 'intricate discussion. Stated briefl
and in proper language, those causes are
the9se: The green matter in the tissue of
a leaf is composed of two colors, red and
blue. When the sap ceases to flow in
the autumn, and the natural growth of
the tree ceases, oxidation of the tissue
takes place. Under certain conditions
the green of the leaf changes to red;
under different conditions it takes on a
yeliow or brown tint.
".'This difference In color is due to the
difference in combination of the original
constituents of the green tissue, and to
the varying conditions of climate, ex
posure and soiL. A dry, cold climate
produces mere brilliant foliage than one
that is damp and warm. This is the
reason that our American autumns are
so much more gorgeous than those of
England. There are several things about
leaves that even science cannot explain.
For instance, why one of two trees grow
ing side by side, of the same age and
having the same exposure, should take
on a brilliant red in te fall and the other
should turn yellow, or why one branch
of a tree should be highly colored and
the rest of the tree have only a yellow
tint, are questions that are as impossible
to answer as why one member of a family
should be perfectly healthy and another
siJhiv. Maples and oaks have brightest
coas."-Field and Farm.
WThy Oklahoma Is Coveted.
"I was down in that Oklahoma coun
try three years ago," said an officer of
uen. Miles' stat!, at the Cafe Royal. "It
i.3 crtainily a beautiful region for the
ar;cultarist, and it is no wonder the
ka:ins are coveted. The soil is rich
a"nI well watered, the country is a roll
in. praire, tile climate is mild and
ca~be the grass in summer is
- ,!!y deep,' and two railroads are
aos luilt through the heart of
th .unoccupied domain. Any
ti ; e.n'he grown there that will grow
ini h'iisouri or Ar-kanas. It would be
the tinest fruit country in the world. At
Ferct Iteno peaches, pears and plums are
e i:dA which cannot be equaled any
where outside of California. The most
magnificent corn I ever saw is raised in
Oklahoma~ by the few half breeds allowed
to till the soiL There are splendid
strams, the Canadian river and its north
fork, which course through the land.
There is no snow, very little frost, and
neer a sign of a blizzard. It does
seem a pity that such a superb agricult
ural region should be shut out from
settlement and given over in prpetuity
tt a worthless lot of Indians, wlo cannot
use it even as a hunting gtound."-San
A BOOTBLACK'S CRITICiSM.
Pointing Out a Defect in a Picture Which
Escaped Public Attention.
Tom Nicholl, the artist, tells the fol
lowing story on himself, which is a
pretty good one. It illustrates the well
known fact that the best of us can learn
something from fools and children. The
story is as follows: On one occasion he
had made a large e-ayon picture of a lit
tle child seated in a cart to which was
hitched a large Newfoundland dog. It
was a fine piece of work, and for some
two weeks hung in a public show win
dow, where it attracted much attention,
and many were the compliments show
ered upon the artist for his skill.
Some time after the picture had been
take:: down Mr. Nicholl was seated in
his sa:tuio when there came a timid rap
at the door. He called out to the caller
to come in, and there entered a little
street urchin, who had often given the
artist a shine, and who on the strength
of -uch acquaintance used frequently to
pray him a visit.
-Weil. Tod," said Nicholl, "what can
I do for vou today?"
he litle Arab hesitated a moment,
.:I tbl:l. in a tone that plainly indicated
.: m.i v f his e::ire, he said:
- .l,!~ tio)u;ht 1'd like ter see the
ti:. r yer z:ade o' that boy an' the dog
"AI rI ;:-." rephed the artist, and
cr';--in;. the& room to where the picture
sd ;rced to the wall, he picked it up
and aLlae it (:n an esl
~i ' : -d and looked at it, with
e' i;nt deliialht and pleasure depicted on
I i fe.SXddeniy, however, he turned,
and with consride:'able embarrassment,
though he knew he was presuming,
he :aid: "Mr. Nichiol, its er dandy. but
voui've adeuiai a mistake in it."
"*What!" ejaculated the artist. "A mis
"Why," said the boy, a little triumph
antly, "you're forgot to put in any 'bol
ster' on the front axletree."
Nicholl stepped forward, looked at the
picture a moment, and sure enough the
boy was right. The front end of the
wa:on bed was resting on nothing. IIe
quickly seized crayon, put in the missing
::iece by merely making a deep shadow
vhere he had left a high light, and the
defect was remedied.
The urchin watchel the process of cor
rection, and then, after a critical and
satisfied look at the picture, and remark
ing, "That's bully," he slung his kit over
his shoulder and went out.
"The strangest thing, though," said
Mr. Nicholl, in telling the story, "is how
that picturo should lave hung on exhi
bition for two weeks, where it was ad
mired and criticised by hundreds, and
none of whom saw the blunder I had
d~ade, and that bootblack should dis
cover it the minute he saw it. The point
was, the boy was posted on all the points
about a dog and wagon. It taught me a
lesson I have never forgotten-that al
most any person can give you sugges
tious about something that are worth
A Rural Districter.
The average New Yorker is likely to
think of his friends in smaller cities as
hardly equal to himself in keen business
sagacity, but now and then somebody
from a small town or even from the
country shows himself in this quality
ouite worthy of the metropolis. A New
Englander. who may be called Mr. Hig
gins, a man who stands six feet two in
his stockings and is well proportioned,
landed from a Sound steamer the other
morning and was greeted with the famil
iar "Good morning, Mr. Higgins! So
glad to see you here! But I'm afraid you
don't remember me." The usual intro
duction and explanations followed, and
then Mr. Higgins started with the
stranger to "call on some frends."
After walking a few blocks they came
into a small side street, and here Mr. Hig
gins interrupted the flow of reminiscences
by setting down his valise on the side
walk and laying his overcoat upon it.
This surprised his companion, wvho
aked: "What is the matter, Mr. Hig
ins? What are you going to do?'
"I am going,! replied Mr. Higgins
calmly, "to lick a bunco steerer within
an inch of his life."
But the New Yorker, who had no taste
for sp'arring matches, had suddenly re
memLered an engagement in another
part of the city-New Yor-k Tribune.
One of the ingenious members of the
New York Electrical club has designed
a door opener which relieves the dis
guted traveler or visitor from the neces
sitv of shoving a heavy mass of wood
ilh his hands, or of wearing out the*
toes of his boots in kicking it back.
A metallic plate set in the floor a foot
from the thr-eshold is marked "door
opener." Th le caller treads upon it in
the same style as t he peaceful street car
horse treads upon the clumsy iron switch
pla tes which now ornament every street
where this style of locomotion is in vogue.
'ho plate yields a quarter inch to the
pressure of the foot and forms a circuit,
which immediately starts a tiny electro
motor, that in turn opens the door,
despite door spring, air valve or counter
weight. The moment the visitor passes
in the plate is thrown back by a coiled
spigto its former position, the circuit
is broaen and the door closes itself wvith
or wit hout a resonant bang, as may be
With swing doors the plate is inset on
both sides of the portal. With double
cur'ch doors two pairs of plates are ar
ranged so that the sexton can connect or
disconect each pair. When the plates
are connected the worshiper's foot open~s
both dcors, but when disconnected only
Tamin; a Bird.
No creature is more jealous or sensi
tie than a tbird, says Olive Thorne Mil
ler in The Iomne Mlaer. It is easy, how
ever-, to win the heart of almost any
birdl and without star'ving him or making
himi t!:ink he hasrmastere d you. Simply
taih to him a good deal. Place his cage
uamr you on your desk or work table.
and :-atain his choicest dainty to give to
him with your owvn iin'-crs. Let him'
know that 'he can never mare that p~ar
ticular thing imlcss lie takes it from you.
and he will soon learn, if you are patient
and do not disconcert him by fixing your
eyes upon him. After this he will morc
readily take it from your lips; and then
when you let him out of his cage, after
the first excitement is over, he will conme
to you, esp~ecially if you have a call you
have accustomed him to, and accept the
dainty fromn you while free. As soon as
he becomes really convinced that you
wil not hurt him, or try to catch him,
or interfere in any way with his liberty.
he will give way to his boundless curi
osity about you; he will pull your hair,
pick at your- eyes and give you as much
of% hi-cmpany as yon desire.
AMUSING LEGAL FREAKS.
SINGULAR CASES STRANGELY HAN
DLED IN LAW COURTS.
A Woman Considered as Personal Prop
erty and Valued at 8.50-A Horse
Brought Before the Bar-The Wrong
ian Told Why He Was There.
To a Hlocking county court belongs the
remarkable distinction of passing upon a
woman as personal property. The unique
precedent was Laid some twenty-five ors
thirty years ago, and before women's
rights had progressed as far as they have
since. A citizen of old Hocking married
a young lady against the energetic pro
test of her father, and set up housekeep
ing on his own account. It was a case
of "lovo in a cottage," as a matter of
fact. During the temporary absence of
the unsuspecting bridegroom the wife's
father and brothers invaded love's domi
cile and carried her off.
Tire despoiled husband repaired to a
neighoring justice of the peace in search
of law suited to the exigencies of the
case. After a thorough investigation of
Swai*' Treaties and Cradlebaugh's Con
stable, it was unanimously decided by
the squire, the constable and the desolate
husband tLit the proper thing to do was
to jroc:-e by an action in replevin!
woM.N AS PERSONAL PEOPERTY.
The-papers were accordingly made out
and the writ lodged in the hands of the
constable. vho proceeded at once to exe
cute it. and replevined the woman from
the cusatxly of her father, who, though
exccodi' -lv irate, didn't feel like resist
ing the eict of the court. When it came
to appraising the property and fixing the
sworn value of a woman, the constable
was rather perplexed, but the three free
holders whom he called in to act as ap
praisers solved the problem in a manner
at once ofT hand and business like.
They sent for her husband, the plain
tiff, and ascertained for him that he had
expended the following sums of money
upon his "property:" License, 75 cents;
ustice's marriage fee, $2.50; one new
dress, 87. cents: one new bonnet, 37J
cents. They furthermore decided that
the woman was "perishable property,"
and her value was only to be estimated
theoretically. Whereupon they fixed
the value of her labor and services for
the month at $4, which they added to
the other items, mnaking $8.50.
in due .ourse of time the trial came
aff and the plaintiff duly and satisfacto
lily provd his ownership by producing
his marriage certificate. The defendant
could not upset this evidence, and the
plaintiff :.ot judgment of restitution and
25 cents damages. His property was
then restored to him in due and regular
form, and the defendant was solemnly
notified that a re tition of his offense
would be regarded as petty larceny and
punished accordingly. The man and his
wife are still living happily and con
But Ilocking county cannot lay claim
to exclusiveness in ".precedents," Over
in her next door neighbor, Perry, a
horse was once restored to its rightful
neighbor wider a writ of habeas corpus
issued by a justice of the peace.
A's horse broke into B's pasture,
whereupon 13 put it into his stable,
locked the door and refused to give it
un. A secured the services of the cele
brated Shop Tinker as his legel adviser.
Shep knew that his client could not give
the necessary bail in an action by reple
vin, so he decided to bring a different
sort of an action.
With this intent he went before a jus
tice of the peace in old Straitsville, and
took out a writ of habeas corpus and
literally brought the horse into court.
Lawyer Saunders, a most brilliant prac
titioner at the Logan bar and long the
prosecuting attorney of Hocking egunty,
was called on the other side.
Hie didnt know the nature of the case
until the constable made his return upon
"Why," esclaimed Mr. Saunders, with
a look of blank astonishment, "this court
can't is-sue such a writ and no court could
issue one for a horse!" Shep was more
than equal to the emergency.
"Your honor," he said, "a wise and
just court can do anything that is laid
down in the books. The writ of habeas
corpus has been recognized as sacred for
centur-ics. To say that this court can't
issue it is to say that it is ignorant of
"13ut this court kin issue it," inter
posed the justice, "and it has issued it
Mr. Saunders saw ids mistake and
apologized to the court for having doubt
ed its abiity to do anything it chose. It
is needless to say that the horse was re
stored to its owner.
wUAT ils BCSINESS WAS.
As funny a thing as ever occurred in
a court happened at Napoleon, 0., in
1839, before Judge Potter and a jury. A
case was on trial, and an outsider seated
himself on one of the punchieons at the
far end of tile panel of jur-ors, there be
ing no other available seat. When the
defendant's counsel arose to address the
jury he s-canmed the face of each very
closely, and naturaily his gaze was
directed to the furthest man from him,
who didn't happen to be a juror at all
Giaing at himi he began:
*-Gentleaanei of the jury, I want to
know whait this ma-n (referring to the
plaintiff in the case) has come into court
for? What is his business? What right
has hie hiere-? Wh t is ho seeking for?
Again 1 repeat, ge ntlemen of the jury;
why is he hee?
'lhe country man imagined that the
question had dirct reference to himself,
and w-hen the lawyer paused to giye due
weight anid emphasis to the question, he
amriped to his feet and howled:
"Whiat am I here for, you cross eyed
cock of the walk? What am I seeking
ror in this hero court? I'll tell you in
short order, you weazen faced old son of
a gun. I've been here three days
a-waitin' fer my fees, and nary a red kim
I gis. Pay me my witness fees, sir, and
I'll git out of here imumegiately."
This u::erpected oration brought down
the house, and the lawy-er nev-er tinished
his able argument.
John II. aorrison practiced law many
years ago at Findlay arnd all through
that section of Ohio. He had some
striing peculiar-ities, which were in the
habit oi cropping out in court. He was
ncei tryving a case before Judge Patrick
i-Iry. Gioodo and a jury, and opened his
sid oftecaea follows:
-'1'v d:pease the court, by the per
u'- oft wim'esses, the ignorance of the
'r' and theC connivance of the court, I
.qe)et to lose this case."
"Wh at is that you say, Mr. Morrison?"
"'Tha t is cii 1 have tosavon that point,
-nd t'e courit will feel ippier if I do
ni.a r-epeat what I have already said.
F~rom the looks of the jury I infer that
they would rather not have beard it
oucs "-.Cincinnati Enquirer.