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. IN A ROMAN CAB,
a&rty of Disgusted Americans and
an Overgrateful Driver.
n Mr. Howells' "Roman Holidays
- d Others" Is this delightful story
an adventure in a Roman cab:
In returning from the Pincio the only
ib we had been able to get was the
ast left of the very worst cabr in
dowe, and we had bidden the driver
wait for us at the church steps, not
without some hope that he would play
Us false. But there he was, true to
his word, with such disciplined fidelity
as that of the Roman sentinels who
used to die at their posts. and we
mounted to ours with the muted
prayer that we at least might reach
This did not seem probable when the
driver whipped up his horse. It ap
peared to have aged and sickened
while we were in the church, although
we had thought it looked as bad as
coul4 be before, and It lurched alarm
ingly from side to side, recovering it
self with a plunge of its heavy head
away from the side In which Its body
The driver swayed on his box, hav
lng fallen equally decrepit, in spite of
the restoratives he seemed to have ap
plied for his years and infrmities. His
clothes had put on sone such effect
of extreme decay as those of Rip Van
Winkle in the third act; there was,
danger that he would fal on top of
his fallng horse and that their ral
ment would mingle in one scandalous
Via Shins had never been so full of
people before; never before had it been
so long to that point where we were
to turn out of it into the friendy ob
seurity of the little cross street which
would bring us to our hotel. We could
not consent to arrive in that form; we
made the driver stop, and we got out
and began overpaying him to release
But the more generously we over
paid him the more nobly he insisted
upon serving us to our door.
At last, by such a lavish expenditure
as ought richly to provide for the few
remaining years of himself and his
horme, we prevailed with him to let us
go and reached our hotel glad, al
most proud. to arrive on foot.
Portuguese and Codish.
It Is an interesting fact that the fsh
en of northern Portugal started
and developed the fihing industry on
the "banks" o che northern coast of
Americat and, though they now send
fewer shipm, their taste for salt cod
from Newfoundland Is unabated-in
fact, It is a natlonal Portuguese dain
ty. It Is found in every little grocery
'bop, hard and brown as a board. A
numbe of Portuguese have made their
home on the islands to the south of
the mainland of fassahusetts, and
there the dark eyes of the tberlan
maiden rvmn locks and a certain pic
turesque semnt in dress are not in
tr-Int. This commetion with Pot
taga dates back many years, the
abips of Marthas Vineyard bridging
the distance over sea and returning
with Portuguese crews.-Exehange.
Adam and Eve.
I hope this expulsion of ours Is niot
gon to Injure our social position,"
said Eve ruefully.
.5' gues not,'" replied Adam. "They'
ean't stop us from being one of the
very drat famlis, whatever they do."
"E don't find our names here in the
eSocial Register'" said Eve, looking
the volume ever.
'Iook under 'Dilatory Domiciles,' mny
ioe, said Adam as he went out and
named the jackass alter himsel.
An ilnustr=an of what mankin
awsto the labor saying Arabic nu
morals compared with preceding forms
ft ottilonis shown in adding 1s4s to
I848te so fwichlasexpresed In
nly four fguren, or 35M Meantime
la Roman characters we would have
to denote 3848 with the capital letters
igDrvcXYmVI. Repeating these let
t exlaimns why Cicero complained
of th sweating toll of all addition.
On that account Homer's total of Aga
ianan's Sest is not the correct
mom of the different contingents to It
which he gives of the Grecian states.
Baerodotus is worse yet when he gives
the total figures of Xerxes' army after
enumeatin"g the quota of the various
neanma=is which composed it Like
wrie what a life Insurance company
would now do without Arabic nfl
morals may he imagined.-Dr. Wil
lEam Hanna Thosn in Designer.
Now Machnsey Brahs
A lEnglish writer on engineering
subjects. Mervyn O'Gorman, calls at
tton to the fact that a piece of ma
chnr, such as an automobile, laid
aie after being used Is in danger of
ttrnal rusting through a kind of res
gkation which affects cylinders, gear
bo~es, dugtch chamhers, interspaces in
ball bearings, and so forth. Every In
closed air space "breathes" by draw
ing in air when a fall of temperatuzre
tantracts its walls and expelling It
when the walls exynd through heat.
The moisture introduced with the sir
Is deposited In the cavities and may
produce serious damage through rust.
The popular belief that oil will pro
tet the inacessibhle parts of unused
mahinery Is fallacious, since nearly
all oils take up about 3 per cent of
water In solution.
Acts of the Apostles.
The weight of testimony, Is in favor
of St. Luke as the author of the Acts
of the Apostles. though sou's respect
able critics claim that . authorship
Is qn-ite unknown. There are no sure
data for determintng the date of the
Ats. Various dates have been as
cribed. Some think that It was writ
ten about the year SO. while others
bold that It coukd not have been writ
ten before the second century. about
A. D). 125.-New York American.
The Rajahe of Bustar.
The rajahs of Bustar are hybrid
raputs, claiming to be of the family
of the moon, and have reigned in Bus
tar for between five and six hundred
years. The family bears the namre of
Rathputty, and every year the rajan
has to sit on the rath at the festival of
the Dussueerah wearing the jewels of
the goddess Dunteshwarre, the tutelary
goddess of the state. which are brought
from Dantawara temple for the pur
"Save for the jewels he Is clad only
In wreaths of flowers," says a w.riter
n the Wide World- -anid when we
saw him he looked very solemen-al
most ashamed of himself-as he PiSedl
..In connection with this ceretnony
there used to be a brutal cuistomf of
dragging the rath. a huge sort of jug
gernaut car weighing many tons, over
the bodies of live buffalees. often only
prtly killing them.
"This horrible practice was stopped
bY rittish of~efals."
A CUP OF TEA.
It Plays a Curious Part In Chinese
When a salesman or person seeking
a business interview presents his card
at the entrance to a Chinese mer
chant's place of business the possi
bility of an audience depends alto
gether upon how he deports himself
while awaiting the return cf the card
bearer. Should he be so indiscreet as
to put one foot over the twelve ince
railing that Intervenes between the
step and the doorway no manner of
persuasion en prevail upon the mer
chant to grant him an interview.
In case he waits patiently in the
space allotted to unknown callers this
fact is noted. and he Is usually ush
Once in, there is still a more delicate
matter to be disposed of, and in case
the newconter is ignorant of the cus
tom he fares il with his errand. Im
mediately upon the caller's entering
and taking a seat a servant brings a
serving of tea, which includes a small
cup for each person present. The
point cf etiquette demands that this
tea shall not be touched until the guest
Is ready to depart, in case the Inter
view has been a pleasant one. In which
case the caller Is supposed to take up
and drink his tea at parting. and at
this signal all the others do likewise.
However, should It so happen that the
Chinaman is not pleased with his call
er and is in any way annoyed by him
the merchant takes up the tea and be
gins to drink at once, which act is a
direct and decided hint that the in
terview is ended and has not been to!
the pleasure of the merchant. The
caller Is then expected to take his Im-'
When a caller has become well ac
quainted some of the formality is bro
ken by the Chinese. and on a cold
day a cup of tea Is served Immediate
ly to the guest in a social way. But
the "formal" tea Is still to be observ
ed and partaken of at parting. Irre
spective of the cup given to warm and
greet the caller on his arrivaL This,
however. is done only after many vis
Its, when the business dealings have
been of such a nature as to warrant
friendship and hospiality.-Youth's
THE "HEATHEN CHINEE."
And the Cards Bret Hart. Wrote Into
His Flowing Sleeves.
Every one who knows American
poetry is familiar with Bret Hartes
'Heathen Chinee," written in the er
ly seventies at the time when the feel
lng on the Pacific coast ran high
aginst the mild eyed Celestial and
voicing that feeling by portraylng the
hero, If such a term may be applied to
Ah Sin, as a crafty card cheating
villain who outwits the sharps of the
California mining camps.
It is not generally known, however.
that the poem is unique in that .
Contains an error which the author
failed to detect when reading the gal
ley proofs and which survived and
still. survives all attempts at correc
tion. Perhaps it is the only instance
in literature where a grossly patent
error in the copy reading of an after
ward famous article, whether prose
or poem, has persisted through nu
merous editions despite all efforts of
author and editor to kill It.
The poem was written while Bret
Harte was employed on a Saki Frau
cisco daily and, to him, was merely~
a part of the day's work. It tells oft
Chnee, Ah Sin, who, "with a smile'
that was childlike and bhnd," sat in a
game of euchre with Truthful James
and BDi Nye.I
At a crucial point of the game the
artless Chinese plays the winning
card, "which," sayvs Truthful James
the narrator of the catastrophe, "thej
same Nye had dealt unto me!" Where
upon Truthful and Nye proceed to
"go for that heathen Chinee" The
amag-ine evidence disclosed by their
rough and searching investigation Is
told as follows in the poem as It wvas
printed-and has been printed eve
since the Initial publication:
In his sleeves, which were long. there.were
Which is coming it strong. yet I state but
let the proofs go down to t'he printer,
and it was not until some time later
that he recalled having overlooked an
error in it. He hurried down to the
press, but already several hundred
copies had been struck off and were
being distributed about the city to the
morning subscribers. Bret Harte, at
taching no. Importance to the fugitive
verses, which had merely oozed from
his pen the afternoon previous, made
no effort at correction then. When,'
however, the eastern press enthusias
tically copied It and publishers and Il
lustrators rang all manner of comic
changes In It he tried to substitute the
correct phrase, but without avail, and
*The Heathen Chinee" has persisted
In its original form through number
less editions ever since.
What Bret Harte wrote was:
2n his sleeves, which were long, he had
Now, In the game of euchre, as all
card players know, the jacks are of
great value, and the stufmng of num
berless jacks up his flowing sleeves,
as the poet intended to sing, showed~
great astuteness on the part of Ab
Sin. The uncorrected error of the cum
positor who a't up "packs" Instead of
"jacks," still left enough of sense to
pass muster when embodied between
The poet, after years of fruitless en
deavor, finally gave up all hope and
resigned himself to the butchered read
in.-New York Time
I It Was This Way.thbrd
I"I suppose the father gavethbrd
"No: exactly. Hie gave a million
away and threw he: in."-Philladel
Ascum-Well, well: I congratulate
you, old man. And how is the baby
to be named? Popley-By my wife's
people, It seemis.-Exchange.
IA long, slow friendship Is the best;
a long, slow enmity the deadliest.
IThirty Years Together.
Thirty years of association-tLhink of
it. Hlow the merit of a grood thing stands
out in that time -or the worthlessness
of a bad one. So there's no guesswork
in inis evidence of'Thos. A rs.Conct d,
Mich., who write,: "I have used Dr.
Kng's New Discovery for ':0 years. and
it's the best couch anid cold cure I ever
used "Once it tinds entrance in a home
you can't prv it out. .Vany families have1
used it forty ~ 'ars. It's the most infal-i
lible -broat and lung medicine on earth.
Unequalled for la~trippe, asthma:, hay
fever. croup,quinsy or' sore lungs. Pric
50e, $1.00. Trial bottle free. G3uaran
SUPREME COURT WORK.
How the Justices Prepare Decisions
and Dissenting Opinions.
On Saturday evening each justice re
:elves from the chief justice an en
relope containint the names of the
eases the chief justice has decided to
allow the jusilce to write the opinions
n. and the chief justice also notiles
the justices of the hour of the confer
mee on Monday morning. The confer
mees are usually held In the confer
ece room under locked doors. The
:hief justice presides, and cases are
taken up or postponed according to the
wishes of the justices or their readi
ness to consider them. Each justice
Is furnished with a lock book. in which
be may enter the details of a case. the
record of the vote on conference and
the final disposition. On a case be
Ing assigned by the chief justice to a
justice to write the opinion of the
ourt the opinion when written must
be agreeable to the justices. If not
the dissatisfied justice will promptly
write a dissenting opinion. In some
Instances four of the justices have
each written a dissenting opinion. but
the usual custom Is for one to write
it and announce that the others con
Before a case is reached for argu
ment the justices familiarize them
selves with its records end briefs. and
when one is directed to write the opin
on he makes a study of the case. long
or short, as Its gravity demands. This
may take a few days or months. The
>pinion is dictated, and after being
typewritten it is corrected. boiled
down and revised: another copy Is then
made, further revised and sent to the
printec'. In order that the com
positors who set the type may not
know the decision of the case the
foreman sets up the last few lines of
the opinion. locks them in a safe. and
after the opinion is set up he adds
them to it. takes two proofs and for
wards them under lock and key to the
lustice. It is again read and revised
and sometimes completely altered and
eturned to the printer, corrected by
the latter and nine revises sent to the
If the opinion Is now satisfactory to
the justice a copy is mailed to each
ember of the court. These are re
turned to the justice with the nota
tions of the justices. and the opinion is
rvised or changed. If need be, to con
orm to their views. If there be a
issenting opinion the justice writing
ho majority opinion holds it until the
Eissent Is completed.
Then on some Monday, the court be
ng In session. the justice announces
on opinion In the case, giving its num
ber and title, and then proceeds to
mead It at length to the dozen people
who may be present. If there be a
iassenting opinion the justice writing
the dissent reads it and announces the
mimes of the justices who concur with
bi. Afterward the official reporter
f the court sends a verilled copy of
the opinion to the publishers of the
[inited States supreme court reports,
and the case finally becomes one of
thousands In the law libraries to be
mad and reread if of moment or to be
forgotten if mere detail.-Independent.
The Secluded Duchess.
The Duchesse dui Maine, who held
er court at Sceaux during the reign
f the regent, was an Imperious old
lady. One day, according to "A Prin
ess of Strategy." when she was inh
'the complained to the doctor that he
was not curing her quickly enough.
What was the good, she wanted to
now, of compelling her to go without
so many things and making her live in
seclusion? "Bat." replied the doctor.
your most serene highness has at pres
et forty people at the chateau!"
Torty or fifty people!" said the du
hesse. "Well, for a princess that Is
Not a Chance!
A man told another man a few days
ago how he had been buttoning his
wife's dress for five years and finally,
n order to even the account, he had
a shirt made to order with siy-flve
buttons down the back.
"Did you make her button it?"
eagerly~ Inquired the second party,
with a glad smile.
"I tried to and fell down like slip
ping on a banana skin," replied the
first party. "She promptly told me to
button the top button and let the oth
ers slide, explaining that they would
not show when I had put on my coat."
Washington's Tips and Complinmants to
Patty and Polly.
Those who take tipping In the some
what solemn spirit of the social Inves
tigator may find their minds enlivened
by the perusal of an excerpt from the
writings of our first president, which
sho". what a graceful turn apprecia
tion and courtesy may give to the cus
In 1789, on his return from his NZew
England progress, Washington lodged
at Taft's Inn, at Uxbridge, Mas.
where the domestic service-n at
many Inns In the country--was per
formed by the landlord's daughters.
Somewhat later Washington wrote to
Bartford. S November. 1SS.
Sir-Being informed that you have given
my name to one of your sons and cafle
another after Mrs. Wa.hington's am"7.
and being, moreover, very much pleased
with the modest and innocent looks of
your two daughters. Patty and Polr.y,
do for these reasons send each of these
girls a pice of chintz and to Patty. who
bears the name of Mrs. Washington and
who waited upon us more than Polly did.
I send 5 guineas, with which she may
by nerself any little ornaments ahe may
want, or abo may disposo of them in any
other manner more agreeable to herself.
As I do not give these thine with a
view to have it talked of or even to its
being known, the less there 1s said about
It the better you wml please me, but that
I may be sure the chintz and Zhaoney have
got safe to hand let Patty. who I dare say
is equal to it. writ' me a line informng
me thereof, directei. to "The President of
the United States at New York." I wish
you and your family well and am your
humble serant, GO. WA ISmGTON.
The Shark Is a Slow Swimmer.
One I1l service nature has done the
shark-namely, that of placing a tria
gular fin on his back which acts as a
danger signal and gives warning of his
approach. Happily the shark has not
been gifted with sufficient sagacity to
be aware of this peculiarity, for had~
he 1 2 so he would unquestionabli
aban >n his habit of swimming clos4
to the surface of the water and would
in that case be enabled to approach
his victim unobserved. The shark Is a
low swimmer for his size and strength
Byron observes. "As darts the dolphlz
from the shark." But Byron was a
poet and does not appear to have beer
a close observer of the hab~its of in
habitants of the water or he would
have known that a shark would have
no more chance of catching a dolphir
tha a seepo would of overhauling -a
Raetter. Rheamatism, Sleepesness
Result from disordered kidneys. Foley's
Kidney Pills havE helped others, they
will help you. Mrs. .1. B. Mills. Syra
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suffered with kidney trouble and rheu
matismr. I had severe bachaches and
felt all played out. After taking two
bottles of Foley's Kidney Pils my
backache is gone and where I used to
lie awake with rheumatic pains I now
sleep in comfort. Foley's Kidney Pills
did wonderful things for me." Try
them now. Dr. W. K. Brown & Co.
WOMEN IN PORTUGAL
Dig in the Fields and Do Laboring
Work In the Cities.
A good part of the farm work is
performed by the women, who see no
reason why they should regard dig
ging, hoeing and plowing as the work
of men alone. The man who owns a
few acres of land will often leave its
cultivation to his wife and daughters,
while he labors as carpenter, stone
mason or cooper, for caskmaking is
one of their important industries. He
also likes to get a job as a waiter in
one of the numerous hotels at seaside
resorts, for the country has t~usands
of continental and English visitors.
Women share In the heavy work of
the cities as well. There are female
porters, laborers on the docks, market
tenders and even women coal heavers,
fishermen, or, rather. fisherwomen. and
sailors. They are as strong and hardy
as their husbands and brothers and
seem to stand long hours and bard la
bor as well.
Of course it rather takes'away the
glamour of romance when one sees a
young woman with finely chiseled
features and beautiful bkck eyes dig
ging with spade and mattock or heaT
Ing a basket of coal into a ship's hold
with as much ease as the American
girl plays tennis and golf. Women seem
happy under what we would consider
hard conditions, so the reformer would
probably have his labor for his pains
if he suggested a 'change in this de
partment of Portuguese national ex
CUTTING HIS PANTS.
A Funny Man's Criticism of the Sar
torial Artist's Efforts.
When a tailor puts you on the meas
mring box, with a man gaarding the
door so that you can't get away and
another making a book on the game,
be reels off something like this as he
goes about you with his measuring
Gee. you're beginning to get a front,
ain't you?-G--17-side and two hips,
fImmle-33A-36-Can you come In to
morrow or Friday?-19--G-Eouse or
a flat, did you say?-2S--Custom of
the house to have a deposit on all or
ders-16-What was that last, Jimmie,
did I say? Oh, make it 23 in the mid
dile-What did you say your name
Now, nobody can make any combi
nation of the foregoing figures which
will spell anything like a decent pair
of pants. But the tailor cares nothing
whatever about the figures which he
calls out to Jimmie and indeed makes
Do reference to them in his later op
erations, He knows the pants won't
fit, anyhow, -so what's the use? If
you watch him you will discover that
he usually takes up some other man's
ineasurements when he undertakes
the laying out of that particular gar
ment on which he puts your noune.
Having selected from the mass of
papers on his desk a set of figures
which suits him, he goes behind his
counter, yawns, looks in the glass.
smooths down his hair, hunts for the
place where he left his cigar and at
last picks up a thing which looks like
a board rule, with a curve in the cor
Der like a hockey stick. If you are
not watching himr he will probably
cut your pants by ear and will not
bother to use this lmplement, but If
you Insist upon inspection he'll make
a pretense of scientific use of this In
strument, whose real na'ture or p'ur
pose no human being knows or ever
What the tailor is thinking of as he
begins to make chalk marks in a piece
of blue paper, using this rule as a
straight edge, Is the' "Joy ride" he Ia
going to have with Marie in his new
iuto that evening. It makes no dif
ference to him whether the chalk slips
or not, nor is It important how far
along this or that angle he allows the
straight or curved line to run. IHe
knows theyi .'e not going to fit, any
ow, so why should he bother about It
overmuch? The onuly hope you can
possibly have mneantime Is the one
aised In your bosom when the tailor.
from behind the counter, looks up and
says: -Jlmmle. why in the world
didn't you mark the name on this
ent's pants? Oh, well, never mind."
The tailor goes on making several
cute little pictures onI the blue paper
by aid of this curved thing, which has
umbers scattered along it here and
there. He draws in several isoscles
triangles, converging at more or less
the same point: but, not liking: the
ooks of these, he rubs out some of the
lines and tries over again. Then he
forgets which ones he rubbed out. It
makes no difference anyhow. At last
be stands off, critically gazes upon the
pattern which he has been casting,
makes a hit or miss crosswise dab
with the chalk-which dete:rmines,
wholly by chance, how long your pant~s
re going to beand smiles to himself.
A Famous Vine.
In the Cumberland Lodge portion of'
the royal gardens at Windsor there is a
vine, known all over England as the
Cumberland Lodge vine, which Is a
shoot of a still older vine which grows
at Hampton Court. but the shoot has
far outdistanced its parent In dimen
sions and productiven' ss. In England
grapes are generally grown under
glass, and the Cumberland Lodge vino
has a great glass structure. 120. feet
long by 2o wide, all to itself. Growving
with astonishing luxuriance, the vine
spreads itself over a roof area of 2.400)
square feet and bears annually a crop
of app1'oximately a thusand huge
bunches of the finest flavored grapes.
These grass's are fre'-s~ntly found on
the royal tab'le. and the subject who Is
presented with a basket of them con
siders himself highly favored. The
shoot from which the great vine has
grown was planted in 1775.
KI LLTimCOUG H
I (/ARANTEED S'A7/.SEAYORY
IOR MONEY RL'FUNO5D._
THIS SPACE BELONGS TO
m "Something Doing .
These Days at
diPLO WDEN HARDWARE CO.O
We are selling
S Ranges. Stoves. Heaters. Guns, Ammuni
O tion, Wire Fencing and many other things.
ome o SC us
E and be convinced that our goods are best
and prices lowest.
Yours for business,
If you want a fine garden
and truck patch this year,
Manufactured by us, espec
ially for vegetable cropsJ~
Put up in 100 pound bags
which are much more easily
handled than the regular
200 pound bag.
Price, $1.50 per bag.
IN Appling & COUNTIES, GEORGIA.
We are just opening
up for sale, 25,000 acres,
comprising some of the
fiest farming lands in
the famous wire grass
section of Georgia, for
farms, in sizes to suit
purchasers, same lying
near the towns of Nich
ols, Alma, and other
towns Eastward toward
Offerman on the line oi
the A. B. & A.. Railroad,
a first-class railroad rec
ently built through that
For the First Time
These choice lands are
being offered for sale, in
farms of thirty acres, or
larger, and upon easy
terms. The lands are
productive, lay rolling
enough just for good
drainage, and in a com
munity of chiefly white
people, and lying near
growing towns, with
good schools, churches
and society. Thel ands
are well drained; water
good; and easily secured
and health unexcelled.
NO SECTION OF THE
STATE OF -GEORGIA
is advancing more rapidly than this particu
lar section. Good lands are still cheap here.
Do You Want to.
Own a Farm?
Tis IS YOUR CHANCE to get a good
farm near a growing town, in one of the
very best sections of Georgia. and on easy
terms. We are now ready to offer about
fifty good farms. all within three miles of
the city of Nichols. a growing city of about
fifteen hundred people. at a price ranging
from $10 to $15 per acre. Terms one-third
cash, balance in one and two years. seven
per cent interest.
ARE YOU INTERESTED?
If so. write to us. or better still, call on
us show you.
ALBERT FENDIG ~
A. J. MEEKS. Manager.t