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TO WIND IT UP.
The Plan Prescribed for Closing
Out the Dispensary.
Commiissionl to Have ('htateF and k
Empowered to I'ietJ't Ptst
Conduet. and settle coum.
After the bill was passed abo'lish
ing the State Dispensary and estal,
lishing Couny Dispensaries the leg
islature passcEd the following act to
wind up the State Dispensary.
"Section 1. That immediately upon
the approval of this act the governor
shall appoint a commission of well
known business men, consisting of
five members, none of whom shall
be members of the geleral assembly
to be known as the state dispensary
commission, who shall each given
bond for the faithful performanc
of the duties required in the sum of
"Sec. :". Said comumission slz 11
immediately organize' by the elec
tion of a chairman and a secretary
from their number.
"Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of
said commission to closesout the en
tire business and property of the
State dispensary except all real es
tate. and. including stock in t he
several county dispensaries by (is
posing of -all goods and property
connected therewith, by collectin
all debts due and by paying from
the proceeds thereof all just lib;illi
ties at the earliest date practicabl'e.
Said commission shall be at liberty
to make such disposition upon such
terms. times and conditions as their
judgement may dictate: Provided.
that no alcohoic liquors or beers
shall be disposed of within this
State except to county dIspensary
boards, and all liqiuors illegally
bought by the present management
may be returned to the persons.
firms or corporations from whom
purchased. and for determining the
legality of said purchases they are
hereby authorized and direceted to
investigate fully the circumstances
.surrounding all contracts for li
quors and to employ such assisant
counsel as may be approved by the
attorney general. and such expert
accountants and stenographers and
any other person or persons the
commission may deem necessary
for the ascertainment af any fact or
facts conneced with said State dis
pensary and its management or con
trol at any time in the past. and to
take testimony either within or
without the State.- Provided fur
ther, That all payments shall- -e
made in gold and silver coin of the
United States, in United States ea
rency. or in national bank notes.
Sc. 4. The -z'eas::i '>*
each member of said counnilsion
shall be $5 per day for 3:w- day ac
tually eniloyed a->et th-> husiness
and actual expences for the- time e:i
gaged: Provided, That they shall
receive no compensation for ser
vices rendered on this commission
after January 1. 19f,8.
"Sec. 5. The said commission
shall pay to the State treasurer. af
ter deducting their compensation
and other expenses allowed by the
act, all surplus funds on hand after
paying all liobilities.
"Sec. 6. '1ie said coflmmission is
herety authorized to employ such
book-keepers. accountants. clerks.
assistants and emloyes as they may
deem necessary and to contract with
them at. the time of employment for
"Sec. 7. The said commission shall
submit to the governor at the ear
liest day practicable a complete in
ventory of all property received by
them with a statement of the liabil
ities of the Staie dispensary and as
soon as the affairs are liquidated a
report in full of their actions and
"Sec. S. That said commission
shall have full power and authoj
Ity to investigate the past conduct
of the affairs of the dispensary and
all the power and authority con
fered upon the committee appoimted
to investigate the affairs of the dis
pensary as prescribed by an act to
to provide for the investigation or
the dispensary approved January 24
A. D. 1906. be and hereby is con
ferred upon the commission provid
ed for under this act. Provided that
for the purpose of the investigation
of the affairs of the dispensary as
herein provided, each and every
member of said commission be and
hereby is authorized and empowered
seperately and individually, or col
lectively, to exercise the power and
authority herein conferred upon the
Monument to Mr. Spencer..
The management of the Southern
Railway has received a large number
of resolutions unanimously adopted by
the employes in various departments
expressing a desire to erect a suitable
monument to the memory of the late
Samuel Spencer, Eresident of the
-Southern Railway Company, who lost
his life in an accident on our line No
v-ember 29, [1906. These suggestions
have metjwith theihesarty approval of
our executive otiicers, from the presi
dent down, as it appears that tbe em
ployes wish to make the contributions
freely and voluntarily and to such an
extent as would insure the erection of
a monument commensurate with Mr
Spencer's service in 1;fa. With this as
surance on the part of the emnoloyes,
it ha~s been deemed ad visable to organ
ize a general committee to outline
nlans for collecting these contribu.
tions, which would give e' ch apd every
employe an equal opportunity to con
tribute to the fund. Following this
idea, a general committee has bee-n
formed. This comnmittee has agreed
upon a method of raising and collect
ing these funds which will afford the
little lt.u-lighter, or the messenger
boy, the same opportunity to give as
is of ered the highest ortie'al of the
com'pany, an;d he can proudly state
that he contributed j-st as much to
this u-onument, in proportion to his
earnlr g, as did the president of the
road. The plan is to allow each em
ploye to contribute on a percer tage
yearly half he peopie of the earth
n :ere are 1.500,000 000) of them, go
'wi ho:t ekutbing. Ntw if these
750.0O '- ao nersons coul~d be%,ersuaded
to pure'- , tew cotton undershirts
wonidn't * ' :e for the souhtbe
cotton grow.? 'ys the Augusta Her
iT is said bears from New York cot
t in exchange are' now loose in .South
arolina, and monkeying with the
-They have wonderful canal bilders
on Mars; which may account for tble
strenuous eff'orts scientists are nmak-ing
to establish co:nmunication with the
planet. Advice seems to be needed
down Panama way.
A.Leavenworth man named G;org.
has just been married. Wa',n ins wife
strikes hirm for money, the whole town
Orangeburg Plans to Give Them a
When, TheIy MIect Here in .May ill
.\nntiual Clonvention They Will BC
A. a rc-n itin of the Elks
rated 'or. the en1a inmt of Ohe
State Convention of Elks. which is
to meet there on May 1. ~ and 1 G
next. Much interest was manifest
in tiis in this meeting. as every Elk
in Orangeburg is anxious to have
the opportunity of acting as host to
those geui.-men 1 fron: al over t h'
SuI.e avwho are t 1te head of this
ordter. lIudiraions are tha; tha v is
itors who c'omeQ to OranCbuirg for
this gathering will go :away with t ha
Iaeen so royal ivrted. *The Elk1
n11 Oralgeb ut;r.- ate htllriind tha
no( ('Ol~t.cI t ioti t hzi has ever been't
he'ld in the- Stat wil! be quite so
goo as the onie, to te li-id next May.
1-heth 1Sisml was sh1OWn b.
all of the -.lks. and each and every
one lmd som- suggestion to make
which wil! add greatly to the pleas
u;*es of the visiting delegates. All
of tet,n suggestious were consider
ed and thea best ones were taken. and
so the programme that will be ar
ranged will he one that will not see
a dull moment from the timue the
first delegate alights at tne depot
until the last visitor has gone from
Much care was exercised in the
appointing of the various commit
tees so that each part of the pro
gramne might he well carried out.
.Just those men who are best adapT
ed to lit- different larts of the eu
tertainm~lent, were selected1. so thla,
ti-y. olh! :i wo-k log.'thar. tind
no dlail woal be loas iight of.
S-oine six or oevel ommittee's have
alreaLdy inappointed and they
have beganl to work along their re
According to the rule governing
the representation of the lodges at
the StateConventions. each lodge is
allowed one delegate to every ten
members. The lodge expects every
lodge in the State to send their full
number of delegates. and they are
making t heir preparations accord
ingly. The lodge from Charleston.
it is understood. will be here in fill
force: ;atid it is the intention of !i
local mteibers to see to it that :hi:
convention. the tirst oie to be helk
in Orangeburg. shall outstr'in any
thing that has hitherto been under
The commt''tees are as follows:
Entertainnwant Comiiittee-A. L
Dukes. chairin: W. .l. Sain. 0
W. Spahr. 3. XI. Dukes. .1. P. Doyle
W. F. Fairey. T. C. Doyle, Victo:
Wald. A. C. Doyle. T. T. Ayers, T
A. Fairey H. C. Wannamaker
Frank W. Frederi k.
Canvassing Conimittee-T. A. Jef
fords. chairman. A. D. Webster. L
I-. Wannamaker. Jr.. W. E. Atkin
son. Philip Rich.
Publicityand Transportation Com
mittee-W. 1). Berry, chairman, J
M1. Oliver. H. C. Wannainaker. W
K. Sense. flo1bert Lide.
Invitation Committee-L. H. Wan
nanmaker. Jr. chairman: T. F. Brant
ley. R. H-. Jenn~ings.
Reception Committee-John Car
chairman: W. G. Smith. Robert Lide
J. M1. Oliver. W. S. Lining, A. D
Webster. J. P. Doyle. T. F. Brant
hey, T. T. Ayers. T. C. Doyle, R
H. Jennings. XW. F. Fairey.
Social Sessions Committee-H
C. Wannamaker, chairman; WV. I
Glover, L. H. Wannamaker, Jr.. 'N
W. Wannamaker. WV. M. Richard
The Proposed Lee Memorial.
In his recent letter of regret ove
the fact that he could~not attend the
Lee celebration in Washindton, Presi
dent lFoosevelt Elosed byl saying:"
hope that 3.ou~will take advantage C
theone hundredth anniversary of Geta
eral Lee's birth bygappealing to a
our people,p!inleverytsectionl of th
country, to commemorate his life an
deeds by the establishment at some
great rep-esentative educational ir
stitution of the South of a permanent
memorial that will serve the youtl
of the coming years, as he, in tht
closing years of his life, served thos
who so sorely needed what he so freel.,
gave." This opinion of the .Presiden'
following a beautiful tribute to Lee
voices the sentiment of millions o
p'eople throughout the country. That
this memorial shouldIlbeesaliheu
no one will! denygwho cherish the
memory of Lee, and that there is but
one appropriate place for it no oe
ein say~who is familiar with, the en
tire life ot toe sourtn's greatest mac.
That piace is Washington and Lee
University, not only the place where
the remains of Lee now rest, but the
spot where his noblest work wastac
co~plisheo ana wnere flis most peace
ful and useful days were spent. Com.
menting upon this phase of the sub.
joct the Richmond News-leader is of
the opinion that "without prejudice
towardiany other great representative
educational institution'of the South,
we canisay that Washington and Lee,
triditionally,i historically, and cwrv
to the part the old Liberty [Ha:J
trustee"s!Iplayed in; decid ing wheth i
we should have a Union, has the
supreme claim in t his matter. I t is
in harmony with every consideration
entering into the president's sugges
tion.that'the tribute of "all our peo
ple" in its:substantial form. and as
exaressive of Lhat which Lee so freely
gave to those who so sorely needed,
should find its realization in Lexing
ton A nd we earnes?.ly hope that the
corporate authorities of, Washington
anc Lee. and the Washington College
and: Washington and Lee alumni
eve rywhere, will unite in a systemt
tic elTort and organization to further
embatm the memory of the~peerless
Southern soldier ;.nd' urslshl- citizen
by reatring 1he proposed menorial in
the shadow of his tombh and the radi
ance of his example. Let an appeal
go : ortnl from these to "alli our pe-ple,"
which will perpetuiate in the little
Vaeginia mountain iotnwn thirotzmh the
ages, the rise of the nltion to tbe
height of the argumnent, that Robert
Edward Lee was.he Sir Galahad of
his country, for our youth, irrespec
tive of section, to strive to emulate in
every w alk or lif-."
The lower house of the Delaware
lgisature, which the other day vot
ed in invor of surgery in assault c'ses,
as ntow voted to retain public flog
igs at the w h ivpijo post 'In certain
ases. The Delaware legislature may
ot be as prog tessive as some, but it
evidently pcsss a lot; of goo:I old,
GOVERYMI.N1N* IN THE l)1G(;NGS.
Tho Mayor Resented Reference to
His Breach of Duty.
John Barry was mayor of Crom
well. New Zealand. when, in the
prosperous times of gold-digging. it
was the headquarters of the diggers.
says the Town and Country Journal.
He was not a reputable person. but
he was muscular. and kept the tur
bulent population in order.
On one occasion he applied to the
council for a fortnight's leave of ab
sence that he might visit Dunedin.
It was granted. Barry overstayed
his leave, and the council. being of
fended thereby, passed a vote of cen
sure on him.
On arriving home. Barry attended
the next meeting of the council, over
which he presided. The minutes of
the previous meeting were read in
which occurred the entry. "A vote of
censure was passed on the mayor for
outstaying h!s leave."
"Who proposed that vote?" de
manded the mayor.
"I did." said a councillor, stand
John stepped from the president's
chair, walked up to the member, and
saying, "Then take that!" felled him
to the ground.
"Who seconded the resolution?"
asked the mayor, resuming his seat
in the chair.
No one answered.
"Then," said the mayor, "as there
was no seconder. I need hardly say
that it informal. Mr. Clerk; scratch
it off the minutes."
A Rural Sherlock Holmes.
In a northern maritet town a
colt had been lost, and search for it
had been in vain. A group of Inhabi
tants were discussing the mystery,
and a half-witted fellow was listen
ing to the conversation.
"T think I could find your horse."
he suddenly said to Sam Jones, the
man who had rwned the colt.
"You? Rot :' How do you think
you could find him when we have
had the best men in the town out
looking for him?"
"Well." said Jim, "I could try.
"Yes." answered the owner. "you
can try, and if you find him I'll give
you half a sovereign."
"All right." said Jim. and he
walked away. To the surprise of all.
he returned in less than half an
hour, leading the missing horse.
"Well, well'" said Jones, as he
took the animal and handed over the
reward. "How in the world did you
"This way. I thought, 'Now. if I
was a horse, where would I go?'
And so I went there. and he was on
Sallie--Now that I have moved
Into your neighborhood, you must
tell me where to go to church.
Alice-Well. I prefer St. Luke's
for choir and St. Lucre's for curates.
A Slow. Uncertain Traveller.
A New li'ven man was praising
tl'e late .T';dge David Torrence, of
"Judge Torre'nce," he said, "ut
tered many a u epigram from the
bench. In a c'ase concerning a noise
nuisance a sciontist was once testify
ing before him about the speed of
"'Sound,' said the man. 'travels
at the rate of 400 yards a second.'
"'All sounds?' asked Judge Tor
"'All.' replied the scientist.
"'I'm sur'e you're wrong,' he said.
'I have no'-iced a great difference be
tween the speed of certain kinds of
sound. Thus, slander travels at the
rate of quite 1,000 yards a second:
nattery. 800 yards: whIle truth
makes 3nly a few feet a second, and,
slow as its progress is. truth often
ails to reach the goal, no matter
how short the distance.' "-Boston
A Grievous Mistake.
The MIsses Wthite were calling on
a new neighbor. a.nd while tiher were
awaiting her appearance a little gh!
ame into the room, evtiently hent
upon the rescue of a doll recentl'
abandoned th'ere. Naturally she ws:
viewed wit some cnriosaity, andl on'
of the callers. thinking herself so
.nwe in the child's obviously tender
age, spelled a low-voiced comment.
S"Not very p-r-e-t-t-y!"
To her horror the small maiden
na used on the threshold, and, look'
ing contemptuously at the culprit:
rt arked, with lofty composure
'No. not very p-r-e-t-t-y, but
"He is entertained constantly."
"I suppose he has a host of
"Not that so much, but he's care
ul to be a friend of hosts."
Baptist Minister Killed.
Rev. .James E. Pounds. a pr'omi
ient Bapist minister. was killed
~onday by a train on the Central
f Georgia railroad. while crossing
he track in a huggy in which he was
driving from Mae'on to .\outicello.
WIrrms the p'ist two years and
ix months, six children have been
born in Mr. and Mrs. Win. Allen, liv
ing near Sedalia, Ohio. Thirty months
ago Mrs. Allen gave birth to twins.
welve months later the stork left
nother pair of twins, and'now the
hird set of twins are on hand. We
would like to see a few emigrants like
dr. and Mrs. Allen come this way.
IF Book-er Washington will confine
his political activit es to the nortbern
states the south will feel more kindly
Lets Have Our's.1
A pre'ss agent says .\lrs. lFanny
Ward Lewis, actress wife of IDie
mond King "Joe" Lewis. "has a do I
lar for every man. w'oman and child
n the United States." WXhen will
he distribution begin?
OTHELL6u OF EMPIRE.
Anglo-Indian Marriages and the Fate
of the Wives.
A strong feeling is growing among
the Anglo-Indians and others having
intimate acquaintance with the
British Indian Empire that the time
has now arrive(l when the law should
step in and absolitely prohibit mar
riages being contracted between Eig
lishi womeu and the native races of
That such marriages almost invari
ably end disastrously for the English
girl is only too well known by those
who have witnecsed such matrimonial
tragedies; but it is alleged that the
a tendency to increase. is slowly but
practice. which unfortunately shows
snrely helping onward a grave politi
cal crisis. Students ot Indian poli
ties declare that these marriages are
breaking down the old tradition hy
which India has been held all these
years. viz., the superiority of the gov
There have recently been many
cases of marriages contracted by In
dian law students with English girls,
while studying in this country,
which have ended in the usual way
by the Hindu or Mohammedan return
ing to India when hisstudies are
completed, leaving his English wife
strnudler in this country without any
m-ans of subsistence and also without
Any means of enforcing her husband
to maintain -her.
A well known barrister in the Tem
ol'. wl'o has spent many years in In
dia. and has had a number of cases
before him in connection with these
mi ed marriages. declares that it is
im;Assihie for one of them to turn
"WhatX1 us1ualy occur ." he says. "is
I that the -,irl is deserted when her
bw'h)anld r'i uros home. She cannot
ole jin a divor-e ;n England on ac
cornt of hor hIb lar.d's domicile being
in India. either enn she get the In
dIi;. couris to rela:ise her. because
she conies under the Mohammedan
law. which does not recognIze di
vorce. but does recognize polygamy,
so far as governs the right and obli
gations of the marriages.
"If she is not deserted and returns
with her busband to India she may
possibly remain the only wife of her
heb and. or she may be one among
others. for polygamy Is legal and is
pra:ctised. But if she remains her
hushand's sole wife her position is
impossible. for English people will
never associate with or even speak
to her. it being a recognized social
necessity that they should not do so.
and sh cannot possibly live under
the conditions of. and with. Tn(!min
wiv'.. Hor position is therefore one
of comple'e lonplinetss and isolation.
"'The students who contract mar
riztes with white women and desert
tho-n are usually men of no stanling
in I-lia. although they often pose in
th; country as princes or the sons
of wealthy men. and when they return
home thv te'l of the 'cheiness' of
Engtlish girls vo in India are not.
even introdneed to the natives. how
evor exa!ted their position. These
n.ri'ages are doing an inealcul-ible
ar.muunt of harm politicaily. apart from
th sorrow they bring upon girls who
are foolish enough to ally themselves
with men of a black race."
The mixed marriage question is also
becoming a serious one in the East
E".d of London. In the neighborhood
of the docks. where a'iens mostly
settle. immigrants from all parts of
th'e wvorld intermarry, and there are
innumerable cases of English wotmen
having Chinese. .Tapaniese. Lascar and
Afican husbands.-London Daily
The Femate Form.
A famous German scierntist who
has made a lif'e study of the beauty
of women of all nations considers that
he found the most perfect and har
monious development of form among
the Japanese. His ideal proportions
difr sl~ghtly from the standards of
beauty left us by the Greek's. and he
gives the following as his "normal
proportions" of the perfect figure from
averaging the measurements of many:
"The height should be seven and a
half times the length of the head. ten
times the length of the face, and the
lets fottr times the length of the head.
The shoulders should be two heads
wide, and when standing erect per
fectly developed legs should touch
at the knees. the calves and the
Here. however, are some other
m,asturemen ts which artists general :y
recognize as a standard for neauty:
The stretch of the thumb and middle
$.ger should just measure the length
of the face: the thumbs and second
ingers should exactly circle the il~ck,
while the thumbs and middle fingers
-hinuld exactly circle the level wvith
the shoulders: the perfect woman
should measure e'xactly her height
from the tip of' one middle finger to
the other. wvhile the arm hanging
~own should r'c'ach exactly half way
Bustc m s Usual.
l.ady Curzu ni made a point or co!
e'iiimt any am-iSeri attempts madte
by 1Hnus to w~.r':i English tnat came
utder' her not ic'. antd had mtany cnri
c-ns spcnn 'n her sc'r'at book
Ouce she got from Bombay> a letIei
ti:' two briotherils sent out to their
patrons on the ileathI of their father.
wto had been the head of the fiert:
"Gentlemen: We have the pleasur
to inform you that our respecte'
father depar':ed this life on the 10th~
int His buisiniess Will bre conduteed
by his beloved sins. whose namec arc
given below. The opium market is
quiet and Mat. 1.50" r'upces per chest.
o death. wvhere is thy sting? O grave,
where is thy vic'ior'y? We remnain. etc.."
A San IJose man placed six sticks ot
ynamite in the oven to thaw and
hen went -to bed. Another thaw trial
n which a plea of insanity would hold
'ood. . _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Albert Holden, the alleged Ohio
inister with 13 wives, is certainly in
uck to be sent to the penitentiary
or six years just before the Easter
bonnet season opens.
A news item says a Pullman porter
ound a loaded bomb in a lower berth,
)f his car. A misprint, no doubt. A
oaded bum is pro-'abiy what caused~
11 the excitement.
Perhaps the most remarkable thitng.
Lbout that case of the New York man
ho was found i>have been afflicted
ith 15 different diseases is the fact
aat a ppendici tis was not one of them.
A New Jcrsey preacher told bis con
:regae ion ti at "bell is full of people |
ho use tobacco " That ought to be
message of hope to the man who is
nin-atly borrowingr a chew.
AS TO WETTING PENCILS.
Putting Lead to Lips Spoils Pencil
and Endangers Health.
The act of putting a lead pencil to
the tongue to wet it just before
writing. which is habitual with many
people. is one of the oddities for
which -it is hard to give any reason,
unless it began in the days when.
pencils were poorer than now, and
was continued by example to the
A lead pencil should never be wet.
It hardens the lead and ruins the
pencil. This fact is known to news
paper men and stenographers. But
nearly every one else does wet a pen
cil before using it. The fact was
definitely settled by a newspaper
clerk away down East. Being of a
mathematical turn of mind, he ascer
tained by aclual count that of 50
persons who came into his office to
write an advertisement or a dhurch
notic.e. 49 wet a pencil in their
mouths before using it. Now, this
clerk always uses the best pencils,
cherishing a good one with something
of a pride a soldier feels in his gun
or his sword. and it hurts his feel
ings to have his pencils spoiled.
But politeness and business consider
ations require him to letid his pencil
scores of times a day. And often,
after it had been wet till it was hard
and brittle and refused to mark, his
feelings would overpower him.
Finally be got some cheap pencils
and sharpened them and kept them
to lend. The first person who took
up the stock pencil was a drayman,
whose breath smelt of onions and
whisky. He held the point in his
mouth and soaked it several minutes,
while be was torturing himself in
the effort to write an advertisement
for a missing bulldog. Then a sweet.
looking young lady came into the
office . with kid gloves that iuttoned
half the length of her arm. Sho
picked up the came old pencil and
pressed it to her dainty lips pre
paratory to writing an advertisement
for a lost bracelet. The clerk would
have stayed her hand, even at the
risk of a box of the best pencils, but
he was too late. And thus that
pencil passed from mouth to mouth
for a week. It was sucked by people
of all ranks and stations. and all de
grees of cleanliness and uncleanli
ness. But 'twere well to forbear.
Surely no one who reads this will
ever again wet a lead pencil.-Gra
Origin of the Baker's Dozen.
Some persons. including a few ency
clopaedists. are inclined to think that
the baker's dozen originated when
heavy fines were considered necessary
to counterbalance light weights, and
the bakers, in order to insure full
weight. took the precaution to add an
additional unit Some have called it
the devil's dozen. becahse thirteen was
the number of witches who used to
ride their broomsticks to the "Black
Mass" of Satan. The baker's great
book in Astor Library has another
story of its origin:
Jan Pieterson, of Amsterdam, was a
good church man. but nevertheless
he was afraid of being bewitched. On
the last night of 1ti54 he sat in his
bkeshop trying to keep out the evil
spirits by priming himself with a glass
o good spirits. Sales had been br.sk.
There were no customers in the shop
for the moment, and he sat back,
meditating on the gains he would
make on the morrow, when the fresh
New Year's cakes were put on sale.
He was startled by a sudaen rap. An
ugly woman pushed the door open.
-"Give me a dozen New Year's
cookes." she cried in a shrill voice.
The shrillness of her voice did not
mean anything to his slow Dutch
mind. It only annoyed him.
"Well, then, you needn't speak so
loud," said Jan. "I'm not deaf."
"A dozen!" she screamed. "Give me
a dozen. Here are only twelve."
"yell. then. twelve is a dozen."
"One more: i want a dozen."
"Well, you will not get it."
The hag left the shop. but from that
night Jan had trouole. The shop
seemed to be bewitched. His cakes
were stolen. Either his bread was so
light that it soared up the chimney
or wo heavy that the supports of the
oven gave way beneath the burden.
lis- wife became deal'; his children
went wild. His trade took wings and
settled in the shops of his rivals.
Three times the old woman returned.
and each time was directed to the
devii's sactum. At last, in despair, the
baker called upon St. Nicholas to
assist him. The venerable patron of
Dutch feasts delivered a lecture on
charity, telling the trembling man to
be more generous in the future. Then
e vanished and in his place stood the
hag, who repeated her demand for
one more cake. Jan acceded, where
upon she exclaimed. "The spell is
broken: fronm this time one dozen is
thirteen." Taking from the counter
a ::ingerbhread efiigy of St. Nicholas,
she mnade the subdued Dutchman Iay
his hand upon it and swear to gice
more liberal measure in the futine.
Since that time thirteen has been
c'aed a baker's dozen.
The strength ota grindstone ap
'es from reaent tests to vary' wide
ly with the degree of its wetness
or dryness. stones that are dry show
ing cnsie strengths of from 146
to 186 ptounids per square inc'h. but
after soaking over night breaking
under stresses of 80) to 116 pounds
per square inch.
Hard facts do not always make an
impression on a soft-headed man.
Corrupt souls feed or. corruption.
but a pure soul can look on carrion
without being defiled.
Extensive land frauds are said to
have been discovered In California,
and the Federal government will pr se
Charles R. Rowland of Ncrfolk a
former prominent lumberman, was
sent to jail for a year for trying to kifl
State Treasurer Frank 0. Br!ggs
was elected United States senat or
rcm New Jersey to succeed John F.
Wisconsin has a bill in it s legislature
providing for long skirts on chorus
giis. Which amounts to tihe samre
thing as pointing at the feet of the ma
lies and saying, "So long, chorus
O~live I remnstad, the singer, bas re:
rused an offer ef marriage on the pecu
ir ground that she has a husband al
'early. Soc may be a singer, but su
erta ly is no actress.
Whenever you pay for enough cil to
il. ti c ltte oid I-amp, just MO down
and figure out~ how aluch you are do
KXNG EDWARD AS OWN GUEST.
While Visiting Spends Much Time in
His Own Apartment.
It is a little known fact that when
King Edward does a friend the hon
or of staying at his house his maj
esty becomes his host's host and his
own guest. says Boston Post. The
strange topsy-turvy order of things
is,of course, the outcome of the rules
of etiquette governing such visits of
his majesty to his distinguished sub
jects, and these rules practically lay
It down that the king is always host.
And it is not a mere assumption, for
in many ways his majesty actually
does take the rank of host in his
host's house, while the host ranks as
the principal guest, with the run of
the place, excepting, of course. the
suite of apartments set aside for the
king's exclusive use, to which no one
As a general rule. King Edward,
while visiting, spends the greater
part of his time in his own apart
ments, and rarely appears among the
company earlier than luncheon, and
very often not before dinner, which
is served between 8 and 9.
It is customary for his majesty to
be attended at dinner by his own ser
vants. They station themselves
where they cai serve him, and they
take everything from the other ser
vants and hand back without mov
Ing from his majesty's elbow. This
custom of the king taking his own
servants to wait on him has been
said to have originated when a ser
vant of a house at which William
IV. was visiting became so embar
rassed by the honor of waiting on
his king that he upset a tures n of
sauce over his -majesty's shoulder.
Probably, however, the custom is
of much older origin, but it Is o:uite
conceivable that it does preclude
awkward little accidents of the kind
Another fact which points to the
king being his own host in his host's
house is that he takes his hostess
into dinner just as a host takes in
the principal lady guest, while his
host follows immediately behind
with the queen, if she happens to be
accompanying his majesty., Imme
diately after dinner the mistress of
the house becomes, ipsi facto, a lady
waiting, and leaves the room in at
tendance on their majesties before
any of the other guests withdraw.
King Edward Is very partial to
the game of bridge, and consequent
ly there is occasional card playing
when .he Is the guest at a house.
Money is always played for. though
the stakes are kept comparatively
low; and it Is etiquette for the act
ual host to make provision' for a
sufficient supply of brand new coima
from the mint and perfectly fresh
notes from the bank, for which his
guests may exchange their own cash
and notes, In order that the- royal
guests may not have to handle ordl
nary money which has been in cir
culation, perhaps, for a long time.
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Tn the accompanying illustration
is shown Fraeulein Marie Fass
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Building the Dog House.
Almost every boy has at one tifne
or another some kinds of pets for
which he delights in caring. It may
be but a mongrel puppy, a whelp or
a hound of low degree. but to him it
is as dear as the thoroughbred An
gora cat of his neighbors or the prize
guinea pigs belonging to the son of
some wealthy man, and in which the
owner perhaps does not take as much
interest as the less fortunate lad in
his motley collection of ordinary
A dog, the most c:ommon of all
pets, needs a house that is large
enough for him to he down in, to
turn around in and to snuggle dc -u
in among the straw in the winter
Doghouses can be made any s se
to accommodate the dog, so that no
acrirate sizes can be- giv-en as suit
aba for all dogs, but for one of ater
age size the house can be made 2
feet wide, 3 feet long, 2 feet high at
the sides and 32 inches at the peak,.
or middle ends.
From narrow matched boards
make two ends 24 inches wide, 24
inches high at the sides and 32
These ends are built up against
the front and back ends of the floor
and are strengthened half way to the
top with battens, as shown In A in
At the front an opening is cut for
a tdoorway, and this must be govern
ed by the size of the dog,-and not cut
tot large, for rain and snow would
The battens are three Inches wide
an I fastened on with clinch or steel
wire nails bent oyer and beaten
The floor is 34 inches long and 24
In<hes wide, nailed to three cross
strips 1% i.Inches square, as shown
In FIg. 1. Between the two peaks a
ridge pole 2 inches square is maae
fast with long steel wire nails, as
shown in the figure drawing.
The sides are made of matched
boards 36 Inches long, driven to the
edges of the front and back, as
shown in Fig. 1.
F.or rabbits there are several
shapes of hutches that can be maide,
but the one shown in the illust~ra
tion Is about as easy and serviceable
as any to make and will. be found a
very good shelter for -two or more
A hutch should not be too small,
for It does not give the rabbits room
to move. around, and if there should
be . more than two their quarters
should be generously large. A good
hutch Is four feet long, two feet
wilte, two feet high at the front and
ba-:k, and 34 inches high at the
It can ie made from narrow
m:. tched boards, and the lines In the
dr.awing will show which way the
A large box can be adapted as a
h:ch if a peaked roof is made to It
so as to sthed water, but the boards
should be not less than seven
eighiths of an Inch In thickness,
ctC erwise tliey will warp when wet*
an! dried again. -
One end, of the hutch, 18 by 24
Inches. can be enclosed as a com
pa: tment. and a floor can be added
so as to make it a double deck
A feeding door is made at one end
Ju. t large enough to pass green food
h: ough. such as plantains, lettuce,
a: bage and other things rabbits are
A\cross the open space-at' the front
s:.;e galvanized screening can be
:n le fast with galvanized staples.
yhis should be of stout wire, so the
rabits cannot break out nor out
;iders break in, for If care is not
tken dogs will- get at and kill rab
A gale blevwing eigthy miles an
hour exerts apresture of nearly
hi:rty-two pounds to the square
Many people in Englana-and
ioabtless elsewhere-sleep ont mat
rsses stuffed with a substance
n:de of old clothes that have not
e n disinfected or even washed
A deaf and dumb person who Is
airly expert at finger language can
peak about forty-three words 'a
niute. In the same space of time
person In possessIOn of his sp~eech
will probably speak 150 words.
Missing for Twelve Years.
After being mourned as dead for
2 years. Charles McGee Williams.
h famous Wisconsin university
b .eball pitcher who disapeared in
1icago in 1 894.was found at Mer
rillville, Id. He is married and
ws his home. He has been living
hre since July, 1894, as an or'din
err workman. According to his
story he suffered from mental aber
etion when lhe mysteriously disa
~ered fr'om a liptel in Chicago.
An Immigrant Dead.
Coroner Wooten held an iunnes'
t Greenville over the body of Theo
o e B loch. a Frenchman, who drop
ne- dead of heart trouble. Bloch
as one of the Wittekind immi
;rants. and went to Greenville with
i' wife some time ago. The fun
ral was held at St. Marys church.
A Massachusetts man in .Congrese
a i trouced a bill at Washindton
taIling for an "investiv.tion" of(Com
nissioer Watson's work in intro~9uc
g immigrants into Carolina through
c Clarleston port
Fam'Ds of Rerar .Admral Schsley
iave deced that this is not an op
ortue I i me to press his case before
TOO wNSCIENTIOUS HEIRS.
People Who Have Refused to Accept
Fortunes Left to Them.
It is safe to assume, notwithstand
ing the tact that human nature is
probably less black than generaily
painted, that the world contain very
few men who would refuse the -De
quest of a fortune for conscience sake
-fewer by far than men who have
turned away from wealth in order ,to
espouse women of their own choice.
Herr J. BrengWin, a young German
bank clerk, is one of. the few who
have set conscience before cash In
this manner, says the- London Tit
Bits. For some years Herr Brengwin
has been employed at a modest salary
in a branch bank in Berlin, aud,re
cently he became entitled to a for
tune of very nearly ~ ?100,000.under
the will of an uncle ofwhom he had
scarcely ever heard, and who .had
made him his sole heir.
Naturaiy enough, -the young gan
was delghted with. his unexpected
stroke or good luck and, resigning. hise
clerkship. he repaired to .Vienna,
where his uncle- had lived -and dea,
to take over the estate, the bulk of
which was personal property.' Be
coming aware that his uncle had
amassed his fortune by usury and
that his name had become ~a. byword
in Austria, the conscientious -heir an
solutely refused to accept .a penny -f
the. estate. resolutely returning t
Berlin ard getting himself reinstated
on his old stool at-the bank.'
What was perhaps the largeist for
tune ever refused for conscience sake
was that from. which- Frederick N.
Charrington, the famous temperance
advocate and religious 'worker in .the
' East. End of Lordon, turned. aside.
Mr. Charrington was, entitled.- to a
siare in his 'father's great-brewery,
buslness--one' of the largestin Lon
don; -and it is estilirated tliat'.the
share he .refused was worth ?1,250,--,
000 when he made up his min that
he would not'accept it.,
The story . is .told of how he-was
led to make this momdntous:resolve."'
He chanced to be standing' outside a
public house in the East End 'when
he saw a drunken in shot throligh
the doors into the arms of i wretched
looking woman, who was 7atientfY-"
awaiting him.. The drunlkard struck
the woman and- heaped? th' est
abuse-on her without.:any - apparent
provocation; and as* they --slduched
away Mir. Charrngton, cianciflg-to
glance up. he -saw -his own name in
large gil' lei ters.on the7pubfic 1i00fs
sign. 11 was one of- the brewery
tied houses. -
Such was the iptression lef he
incident upon Mr Charringon-s miud
that he vowed thenceforth tohbaye .no
share in the trate which.was proauc
tive of ruch resu'ts but linstead t
devote hintself to the cause of tem
perance 'tnd rescuing the. dutcastso
East London, a work he has at- the
utmost self- sacrifice pursued.' ever
since. - -
I-How much- do they pay you r
we-rg tiat bit of blue ribbon"
sneeringly inqired-a imperinent
youngtm:an of Mr. dCharringron on one
.\s .c-rly as I can make out," an
sweredl :r. dharringfon. with a bland
smile, "it dosts ms~ ?20.0002 a year."'
Some. 'ight -or. nine .years'-ago ~a
well known West End physician died,
leaving a fortune. of - rather,-more
than ? 40.000.' The whole. of .this
amot vas ,bequeathed tofnphew
with coirtingent remainder to certain
charitics~ should the benecficiarr refuse
the. beq-test. 'the object of- thne testator
being to deprive a daughter, waho ntad
married contrary to' his wishes ofl the
state." .' ' -
The nephewt. however although athe
for' ane must have been asore temp
tation to him, objiected to beingiriade.
an itistre:ment 'of; his uncles'sosthu
m ous sptite. and announced; hissinten- -
tion .oi refusing f le- fortune d i'ectly
he was -made' aware of -the terms of
the. wip. Uplon1 being pointed -otit 'to
him that his refusal would only- cre
ate the . contingency 'provided- for anid
not b.eit 'him 'or his: cousin, he
forma'iy- accepted, the -fortune.. and -
thn transferred .it -by deed:,of gift
to the young lady who hide-been so
unfairly dealt with by her father
Unhapisily, her husband' more- than
justifiedi ~he, deceasedl -physiTcian's
prejudice against him, an-d'promptry
gave up his pt-actice~ and beganr to
dissipate the~ forne. He diedi how
eve. before ~he had- ieade away .wih
half the estate. .aid in 'due cotirse his
widow married-tbe- 'cousin ' who -'ad
so conscientiously -refused -the fortune
for her sake. ____
- The "Doyley." ---
Some words have very interesting
life histories, and the .quaint der -,
vation of the word doyleyis as inter
esting as any. For it we have to se'
as far black as the time of- William'
the Conqueror. Among his .followees"
from Normandy was. a certain Robert
yley. who received valuabl& fands
upon a curious condition. Every year,
on the feast of St. Michaci and All
Angels,i'e "was to make Tender of a
linen t ablecloth worth .th'ree English.
shillings.- As tbey were for royal use,
e' ladies of the :D'Oyjey family took
great pede' in mnaking these "quit
rent 'clo'hs." as they- were . called,
beautiful with the knoivn methods of
stitching. They were, used.- only on
state occasions irr the royal house
hold and in time the term "D'Oye e
inen" was applied them. Gr-adually
it has filtered down. to use as "D'Oy
ey" more often "doyley." and its
pecular significsation 'imnains, li
ever, a napkin lor linen -cloth' made
be.autiful by -needlework.
There is good everywhere, and the
reason me~n do not find it is' due to
he fact that they do not look for it,.
He Will Lie. -
It was Dut'ling~ the case in a nutshell
'hen Senator Tillian, inspe.king of
he child-labor law,- said: "It is ab
surd to relyon the oath or statement
of the parents. A father who will loaf
while living off the la-borof lirttle child
ren wi-ll lie." The Colnshi Rocord
ays of course. such a scoundrel will
lie, and it will be hard to catch him in
his lie. 'Senator Tilliman argues. in
his connect ion for a factory inspector.
L factory inspect or is certainly need- -
e,- hut he will be hampered in -his
work eanse of the lack of a law in
this state compelling a registry of
births. With 'uch a law, it would not
eeso easy for loafiing, lazy, no account
-thers 'o lie. .e 'o thle age of 'their
bhildren and get tlwm to w -rk ir. t he
lsuer telimfI '1 n-- *.~. 10
e an e pet'Cor or inspect 'rs to see to
it tha I he labor laws of this stste are
nfr d. They will certalinly not en-.
o- t.benT selves against those who do
>o wish to obey thsem. But, until a
aw is a; comoelling registry of
)irth, y :n factory trnspectors will find
hart enfonirce the childlabohr la ws