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VOL. IX, LAKE PROVIDENCE, EAST C'ARROLL PARISHI, LA., SATURDAY, APRIL 24; 1897. _
WOMANS NFLLUENCE
CICHAPTER II.
T"te (OUSiNS.
S11 tle soitheasctA rill coat !of Nan
tucket islad fi' situated the little town
of Siaseoiset, formerly a fishing hamilet,
foutied by brave and iiarIly Imen, who
htlilt their box-like cabins on the bol I
bluff rising from this dangerous cotast,
•ind wrested from its v.aters lth-ir lhar
vests of cod and polloek.
For two centuries this place had an
ulne ventful. unprogressive existence,
hut lately the hand of impro\lement has
toui.hed it, and undet r the modernizing
influence, it is gradually tending to
wards the realization of that mu h
inbusod thing, a suniLiier resort.
To the world in general, it is still coin
lparatively unlknown, but to those for
tunate enough to have spent a sulrller
eneatlh Ihi inspiration of its life-giving
tir, Its,. chanrning, uni ,,iv' ntional fet
turls afford it theme for never-endillg
praise.
t Margaret chanced to hear o: this t hl
lit of creation, and longing for same
thing out of the ordinary run, deciel!it
to try its ullcoiventitonal freedolm,. nuot
withstandiug the season andl Miss Hil
ton's advi-.e. She had not been very well
(luring the winter, and the doctor, dis
ivering a general breaking down, had
prescriied change of sele iand air as
the inost effelctive medicinie.
Margaret clieerfully agre ,,I with hliin,
a-d very gladly availedi herself of this
opportuniity to e.ape for it time the un
p)leasant notoriety which her late in
hiritance' had given her, andl the oure
than Iriendly overtures of piolitici
'I ornelias, with iamiliitioii.-, nuatriinuiil
hopes for their re-spe .tive jeit els.
She did not realize Miss Hilthon's fear
by regrettling lier selection of S'colset.
She fowuil it lot li novel alni delightful.
Its unique featurells aiip)ly atone)ldu for
Is dullness, anmt with muchil to fill her
ldays she c4u4ldi ntot -colhplatli of ion
Iiotol y.
i There were plasa-nt walks along well
kept Iroads or nacross thlie moors, whose
swelling undulations of rich coloring
were sinar,.,ely less ilmpres'Jive Ihan the
ocean Itself. I)f the sei shie could never
tire. tlhatet er its itood, thle broau ex
piisne of lonely waters applealed to her
withi a fascination whli:h only its lovers
understlaUntd.
The old hIouses, many of which had
heard the storms of two centuries anll
gave ample t:lev:dene of the fact, ,con
tributed inothellr ieleiment of valriety.
HoW inulv delightful hours she had
spent in their cozy interiors, elimbing
shaky ladders udoing duty for steps, to
Siump her head against the rafters of
funny li!l ge a ttics, huniting out the ):ts
)f furniture which looked to riliculousvy
large in onmplarisoni with the room: tith y
occupied, or sitting in the tall, spindle
legged chllrs ,before the broad lire-place
watching the burning logs and listening
to tales of danger andti adventure upon
the Fea.
She loved nothing better than to pore
over the log books and follow in ilmigi
nation the whaling exp editions of otter
and more prosperous days.
And the old (aptains, in whose odd
ways and quaint sayings she took such
amused luterest, were always happy to
spin their yarns for such appreciative
ears.
Thus she speedily grew in public fa
'-or. She helped Aunt Maria to make
bread and hake beans, and ate her full
share of them aftaerward. She delighted
old (Cal,tain Baxter by pretending to bie
lievse his uncioscionalle tale , alnd she
pirodluced such an inmpression on Captain
BUorris that he gallantly and un
l ushingly dleclared she was the kind of
girl he liked.
She was r( ally and tholroughly enjoy
nlg herse I. Yet, notiwithstanding. Mi s
_Hi.ton. vWh s pre:onceived n tion
were not to 1 e renoved. e ':t nued to
wi ite dlAeful letle.-, in which sympathy
for Margaret In hr u;l:o ced dreary
surroundings was largely rre-ominiant.
Irn aling one of these commiserating
notes on the beach one afternoon, Mar
garet could not refrain Irom smiling as
she compared her actual surroundlinge
with those pictured by the writer.
The day was exceptlinally, fne, clear,
and warm, the bright sun and soft winds
seeming to hold the pronls.m ot early
sunm rr. ThIe -ea. so often w' II up( n
thsle dange ohis cots , wa; unusually
calm, and th,- waves rolled in with lan
guid thythmi,, unison, a quivering sweep
of blue watt rs, breaking into a et rl of
foam upmn the high, broad beach.
From the bold bluff looking out upon
the restless ocean to the wave-washed
horizon rose the little village, a marvnel
of quaint, p'cturesque b auty, with its
much-shingled cottages of curious de
sign i n I still more curious architecture.
Beyond lay a broad expanse of moor,
rising linto a range of low-lying hills.
and further still the distant sparkle of
the sea. Over all a cloudle-s 8 consct
sky, and the promise of a glorious sun
set. Lying at full length on the beach,
Margaret enjoyed the calm serenity of
the etene about her.
But she sa; not left long in undis
turbed quiet. The current of her
thoughts was rather rudely diverted
from Miss Hilton and her letter to the
spectacle of her hat sailnlag gracefnlly
Ip the beach under the Impulse of a,
gust raised for the occasion.
With an exclamation more lorechie
rpan elegant, she eprang to her feet and
hastened in pursuit, until she was
brhnnought to a breathless s~tndstlll by a
very audible "Hello!'
And the next second a head, foloeved
immediately by the body of a yitng
pan, made itself visible from behind
one of the numerous dories lining the
beach.
"Oh!" eried Margaret, somewhat stan*
tied and wondering whether the sudden
apparition had fallen from the clouds or
ascended from the sand.
"I beg your pardon, remarkled this
very much alive Tapparition, rurprised Itn
his turn, and di play , a rehakabl
set o a~tt~ b ~ f at I've
been leep. 't ho* uoa w.
around. ople I haven't frightened
you.
' Oh, no! you are not very formidable,
only-'
SYou didn't expect to see nue." he put
in with a quizzical light in the laughing
brown eyes, which Margaret found
strangely familiar.
"'1 dare say he th'nks I'm overeome'
withidelight," was her inward conflient,
a'companied with sonme slight resent
ment, a feeling soon dispelled by another
glance in the frank, handsome face.
"lie is certainly good-looking," she
told herself, aS aI result of this brief
scrutiny. "I wonder how tinder heave n
lie found his way here. I must Iind out.
"Strangers are. real cuiriosities art this
season," she said aloud, partly following
up her own Ithought''and partly replying
to ia reniark of his. "There are no \lsit
or sIi re, only thie ishernmen and their
wivets, and ai llnite:l suplply if children."
"I know; awful prosy, isn't it? I'd die
in no tie. Ylou are diffelent, though."
Yes, and while I've be n wasting my
time in talking, my hat is gone."
"So it hlra. In leed. I'm awfully
sorry."
His eye followed hel'r to the hat
rising and falling on an outgoing wave.
"'\\as it valuable?"
"Cost fifty cents," she replied, en
deatoring to preserve her gravity. "I
suppose it lits gone for good, and I
might as well be going home."
"Oh, no! don't!" he entreated, with
boyish eagerness. "I'rn awfuily tired of
nliy own iomipany.
"CNlid, upon my word, I'll stay a
little while, Iut really 1 don't feel that
I should."
Margaret might well quesition the pro
priety of her ation. She felt convinced
that Miss Hilton would not al prove this
confidential warner with a stranger,
Wut ther." were timesu , she felt, when a
sutgges:tion of imntro,riety is the spice
which give- a variety to life. This was
onl o' them. Site intlended to follow
( ut the line of c.,onduet pro o.sed to hbr
self when she inmi to this new wor';d,
a, it were, namely, to do as she pleased.
IJust now -he pleased to stay and talk
with this young nian. for whom she felt
ain ulacclltiunLtat I ' liking. She had some
curiosity to ditscover his name. and his
ri ie'so' foiir \is:ting .'cetonset. Ii soine
way s!le felt she lhad s, en Ihs fa'ce be
o:'re.
While she was tihes th'n uk;ng awul
knitting hi r brow over this vague re
seitblalneiti. he wiis watching her face
with a scrutinizing interest.
nlacinsg uip, she nlit his eyes, and
iinding it, huluor contag:ous, she was
soon laugh 'n as merrily as he.
"We are better aeqtiuai:t:d noW,"'le
cried gayly, vwhile Ithe wondered at her
capacity for ionsense. "If youii want to
lInow a person just laugh with themn.
llhat' my thelory. Not that I should be
l:atghing, though. (' ying would better
suit nmy condition in this yale of tears.
Won't you sit down, Miss-
"Smith," supplemented Margaret, giv
ing him the nanie she had assumned.
"Smnith; you t, n't look like a Snuith.
IBut I'mi glad it isn't ('ofthi or Folger.
Y',iu are not a native, I know. Please
sit hire. You'll lied it ever so com
fortable. Only a trice rocky. Do they
lish i, these things?"
"In these dories? Oh, yes; it is ever
so interesting to watch them."
"Well, I shouh:n't finid the pastime eo
amusing. Is that how you manage to
exist in this God-forsaken hole? '
l'"Evidently you don't appreciate
nature," she remarked, in rather un
flattering tones, as she took possession
of the seat he offered her.
"No. I appreciate the comforts of
civilized life more. I'm not a romantic
Kind of animal, you see. I'm tired of
this already. Only came this morning,
too. I've been in Nantucket a week.
Hauled up there to see an antediluvian
aunt of my mother's. She got-it into
her head that she couldn't exist, without
a sight of my manly countenance,
so-.
"You had compassion on her?"
"Yes; that was it. It is her fault I'm
here to-day. She talked of S'conset un
til I thought it was second heaven; but
I haven't seen anything here yet-"
Het added the last word by way of
qualification, and gave Margaret an lin
terrogative glance.
"I suplose not," was her tranquil re
ply, "unless you saw it in dreams. You
I should have chosen a livelier season. It
is perfectly charming in the summer.
Now, things are Inclined to bie slow."
"Rather," lie agreed readily. "Horses
in the bargain. The brute that hauled
me from Nantucket stopped every five
minutes to get his breath. It was
wearying on my patience, I assure you
And the old captain who drove me was
more wearying than the horse. The
stories he expected me to swallow were
an insult to my intelligence. I think
this air must breed captains, they are
so woondlirfully prolific. Every blessed
Sman I've met is a ciaptain, or' would have
been if the whale fisheries had kept up.
I've been trying to) hunt ulp the ordinary
sailors."
"Perhaps sailors were not in vogue on
whaling vessels," suggested Margaret,
with utmost gravity. "Captain Pitman
says
"That's another peculiarity," he inter
rupted abruptly, "their names. Did you
ever hear atything to beat it? Wretch
edly monotonous to hear Cofflin, Folger.
anld Pitman, Pitman, Folger and Coffin."
" 'There's nothing in a name,' " quoted
Margaret, lightly.
"A mistake altogether. A name means
everything. Take mine, for instance
Brian Leigh. Now. the Brian part
What's the matter?"
He might well ask this question, for
without the least warning Margaret had
slipped hastily, from her seat, on, the
boat, and stood regarding him with a
eurlous bleMdiig of perplexity and our
prIse...
"Brian Leigh," she replied, in an in
credulous tone; 'is it really Brian
Le!gh?"
"1 have always understood so," he
answered with a laugh and a puzzled
glance at her face. "I don't see how I
aas be n!staken."'
"I am very foolish," she remarked,
anxious to divert his suspicious, while
Sshe still regarded him rather curiously,
though with a newer: and deeper in
terest.
Shea understood now-the strange re
semblance unexplained before. Some
thing in the eyes and mouth recalled
vague memories ot ter tather, and this
-ikenesa, 'a!ut as it was. eqrved to
-awaken new feelinge in etr-' ireat. SII
wanted to be alone to th'nk of this aew
d an aattSed t. th, of dLaN . ae.
-aons 504in tol paerstllo, the
of-the-way place seemed too curious to
to merely coincidence; yet, as such she
must accept it. What would Miss Hilton
say? Should she tell her? No. Should
she tell her ecusin that she w.:s the
Margaret who had taken his fortune
from hint? No. again; and rsh could
give herself no reason for these decis
ions.
"It is certa'nly strange that we should
be thrown together." lshe reirtrked to
herself when she had l'eft Brian a ftew
minutes later. "I anlmost w'h lhe would
not go back to Naintucket to-night. It
he should stay Ihere' a few days I iiiight
have an opporttulity to study Ihis char
icter. lIe doesn't sceem to 1tbe munth
troubled. No deptlt of fetli'g. 1 'm
afraid. He acts more like a silly coallege
boy. I tltink I was rathler illy, too.
I'm really as-hamed of m:yself. \Vell,
I'll await developments."
Margaret dreamned of her cousin that
nighi, and ro ce next morning still think
ing of him.
(-' .APTEtI IM.
ON THiE SANS A AT Si4 ONSET
The day camen in damnp and chilly. The
sun refusedl to make li. appearance,
ata the heavy fog hanging over the sea
crept stealthlul inland until the outlines
of the village were lost in its sub:Ie,
mysterious fotls.
\Margaret viewed the landscape froam
the confinled splice of her bed-rootm
willdow.
"Damp," shie commented. "I dare say
l shatll be drowned in this mist, but out
I Intend to go, nevertheless."
True to her word, she put on rubber
clcak, boots, and cap , feeling coin
paratively water-proof, started for the
deserted beach.
The mist had lifted somewhat, but
the sea was very high, and the gulls
few over the rolling surf like tiny dots
upon the gray horizon. Margaret's eye
followed their graceful motion it as they
dipped their wings to the seething
waves, or rose with sweeping course to
i ursue their onward flight.
"How provoking," ,she exelaimed. "I
did think that glorious sunset meant
nieo weather to-day. I suppose it is
raither wicked to wish for sunshine when
o'.l Captain Pittaan wants rain to fill his
estern. It would puzzle (God to please
everybody. I wonder if those gulls
foretell a sti rmlt. I haven't the least
idea about the direction of the wind.
Let me see: that is the east over there,
andl that is the north,. r.nd-- Well, I de
clare!" Itn locating the pointt of the
compass, her ee had encountered her
(outiin, alid he, seing her at Ihe same
naomuent, began to mtake tlhe best of his
way to join her, waving his arms sl a-
amodically meanwhile. \Vthen he r:'ached
her finally he was quite breathless.
"Quite hard work, isn't it'? staid Mart -
garet, as he stood panltinllg bIfore her.
"The sand Is so soft and vietliing.
"I should say sot. I Ielieve I have a
ieck of it ill nmy shoes. Did yiou come
dtown here to kill youlrself, or mnerely for
the pleasure o(f seeing one trutdge over
that Hand."
"I didn't comn)e for thl firhst ol,;jet, cer
tainly; andil as for tile rsecond, it re-ally
didn't enter iy itind. I h:ave a very
Contrary nature. I like the things that
mlost people dislike. For instance., I
revel in rain andl damipness. I love to
go oQut in a pouring shower. It ldoesn't
hurt mie, either. I'ni at noarally
healthy."
"And abnormially imprudent ," lhe
added. "If I had any autlllority, you
shouldn't sit lhre. -
"But you haven't any authority, and I
hIave an unusual pre'judice itn favor of
nmy own way. Why didn't you go to
Nantucket last night? Is it possible you
have managed to survive so long in this
God-forsaken hole?"
Brian caught the spice of nmischief in
these words.
"I thought I'd stay a few days," he
explained, in answer. "Dreaded the ride
back, too. I haven't any ambition to
be fretted to death in those ruts. Be
sides I wanted to find what interests
you here."
He threw himself beside her and fixed
his eyes upon her face. She moved
restlessly under this scrutiny.
TO BE tCONT:NIED. ]
Molasses Used as Futel.
A calculation has been made of the
comparative results, from an economi
cal point of view, of the substitution
of molasses for coal as a fuel, which
has now for sotie time been practiced
in certain parts of the South. Ac
cording to this the lowest grades of
vacuum pan of molasses contain from
20 to 25 per cent. of sugar, which
cannot be extracted by existing ma
chinery, and. estimating a barrel (of
such molasses t') lae worth net 30
cents or $1. and that a barrel holds
550 pounds of molasses, the molasses
would thus be worth one or two cents
a gallon, and from one eleventh to
one-fifth of a cent per pound. Sow,
Pittsburg coal brought to the sugar
house furnace has for ten y'ears cost
one-tifth of a cent per pound. Mo
lasses burns with a high heat in com
bination with wood or wood fiber. so
that by sprinkling it on the bagasse
-the dry stalks of thie sugar-cane
after thie saccharine juice has been
pl)ressed from it-an excellent fuel (f
great power is obtained. It 'would
appear from these sinmple data. and
estimating that only one-half the
quantity of molasses produced is used
for fuel. a sublstitute is furnished for
75,000 to 100.000 tons of coal.
Danger la Hlandlllig lloawera.
It might not be supposed that danger
larks in the delicate operation of hand
ling flowers, yet palnful, troublesome
wounds are frequenitly received ay the
workmen. Nearly every one who has
had long and active employment in the
retail flower stores can show numerous
saars, and it isheonmon in :u;y Broad
way shops aud other large places in the
trade to see a progroeter or several of
his assistals with bandaged fingers.
The thorns of roses,~cuse the greatest
mischief. Florists serribe their most
serioushurts to poison absorbed in hot
Shouse proluct·ions which havae unddr
gone a stron, vermin-killing prucess.
A numnber of the dealers infer that, after
manly applicatioms, the fJuIcy parts of the
plants became impregnated with poisoan.
The umbrella Is uldoubtedlty of higif
antiquity, appearing in various forne
upon the sculptured monuments of
Egypt, A~sRyria, Greece, and iome, and
lathot co:uatries It hae beent used si.e
thte.daiwn of history as a sunshade--&
use , iia by Ite neme, dertv44 tri
the La~h Umbr, a shade.
a " o ,b~ath b- " tr. " d • _to
..' waL "a"
BUDGET OF FUN t.
HUMOROUS SIKETCIES FROM a
VARIOUS SOURCES. V
My Grandmnotbhea's at-Afrald of a
the Risk-At the Concert
Quite True-Satistled,
Etc., Etc.
bI yrandmother's hat, in co:onial days, I
Was a wonder for poets to sing;
Her grand iaughter flashes it now on my gaze,
At the play-and I can't see a thing.
-Judge. I
AI"AID OF THE RISK.
Carrie-"Jack thinks I'm fickle." J
Lena--"That's probably the reason t
be doesn't propose a second time."- c
Life.
AT TuE CONCERT.
Maud-"Isn't it grand? She plays C
entirely by ear."
Synecus (bored)--"She must be very s
deaf. "-New York Tribune.' t
QUITE TRUE.
Orator-"My friends, what is the
price of liberty?"
Binthare-"Three to ten dollars,
according to the judge."-Judge. "
SHE EKNEW WHOSE WORD WAS LAW.
"Shall I ask your father, dear?" he t
inquired, after the worst was over.
"Just see mamma, George," she re- c
plied."-Philadelphia North Ameri
can. r
TIME SHOULD DE ECONOMIZED. t
Mamma-"When you feel angry, t
you should always count ten before a
you say anything or do anything." e
Johnpy-"But it takes me too
long."
A MARRIED MAN. I[MSLLF.
"I should like to go to my mother- c
in-law's funeral this afternoon, sir," t
said the bookeeper to the "old man." r
"So should I," replied the proprie- P
tor, as he turned to his desk again.- c
Puck. 1
SATISFIED.
Perry Patetic-"They say a man,
enjoys restin' a whole lot better after
a good, hard day's work."
Wayworn Watson-"Well, fer all I
know, it may be so; but I ain't round
tryin' any dangerous experiments."-
Cincinnati Enquirer.
SERIOUSLY HANDICAPPED. t
Freshman - "Isn't young Push
brawny enough this year to play foot.
ball ?" t
"Senior-"Oh, yes; he's all right
physically, but a recent spell of fever -
caused his hair to fall out."-Judge.
NEW WAY TO MAKE A WORLD.
Denny Bloobumper-"Islands d'n't
agree with volcanoes, do they, pa?"
Mr. Bloobunmper-"What do youI
mean, Benny?"
"I read in a newspaper that the vol- .
cano of Bogoslov, on the Alaska coast,
is constantly throwing up new isl
ands."--Life.
ENGLISH, Y' KNOW.
Cholly Nobrane-"Bowkeaby is so I
original, doncher know. 1
Ethel Endurall--"Yes?"
Cholly Nobrane-"At the college I
declamation contest he wecited "Paul i
Wevere's Wide" in a monocle,
Deucedly appwopwiate, doncher I
know !"-Puck.
WITH THE CONVERSATION LEFT OUT. 4
Barber (to stranger)-"How would
you like your shave? Close?"
Customer- "Yes; close-mouthed."
And for the space of half an hour, it
was so still in that tonsorial establish
ment that one could almost hear the
hair growing on the outside of the
sample-bottle of hair tonic in the
front window.-New York Tribune.
Ur oN THa CLASsICs.
The savage monarch shook his head.
"Nisi bonum de mortals," he said.
'(That is, don't roast the dead. I
guess you'll have to make it a plain
fry."
The royal chef de ncuisine heard the
kingly mandate in silence, as became
him.
As for His Majesty, it was well
understood that he was strongly
affected by the inspiration of the
classice.-Detroit Journal.
COSTLr HoSPITALITY.
Enthusiastio Proprietor-"What do
you think of the new hotel?"
Prospective Guest (indifferently)
"Bather fine."
E. P.-"Fine? Grand, I think. Did
yon notice the fresco woik in the din
mag-room and the new furniture in the
hell?"
P. G.--"Y'es, Inoticedthem."
E. P. (persistently)-"Well, what do
you think?"
P. G. (gloomily)-"Oh, I suppose
1'11 have to pay for them before I
leave!"
WINNING A NAME FOR HIMIILP.
The schoolboy was endeavoring to
make one or two things clear to his
father.
"You see," he said, "ite just this
way,,~ Every timne Willie Jones gets
Late ght he gets licked, but he goes
a ing every one that he licked
~othe r fellow, and so he gets the
repuation of being a pretty good
fighter."
The old gentleman nodded to show
that be nuderstood.
•"Andthat's~a by we oaUl him *Gen
mralWt Weyler' "added the boy.--Ohicago
Past,
?eelegogieia, Z crnaot teooh 5yeag
a~skanW p~ise g he id 4 ***rptE
He aCoes not even know what one plus
two plus three are."
Miss Pedagogical-"Perhaps you
are too abstract with him. Make your
work more 'concrete. Ask him what
one apple and two apples and three
apples are."
Mr. Bad-teacher (in the class-room)
--"Young Pickaninny, what are one
apple and two apples and three ap
pios?'
Young Pickaninny-"Boss, is dey
big apples? If dey is, dey is mon' a
peck. "-Judge.
Destruction of Sodom- and Gomorrab.
The destruction of the oldest seats
of civilization and culture in the
Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea dis
tricts, namely, that of the four cities
of Sodom, Gomorrab, Admah and
Zeboim, is one of the fixed facts of
eirliest tradition, and for the critical
geologist the phenomenon presents no
difficulty, as far as it can be traced at
all. The tragedy was caused by a
sudden break of the valley basin in
the southern part of the Dead Sea, re
sulting in the sinking of the soil, a
phenomenon which, without any
doubt, was in intimate connection
with a.catastroplie in nature, or an
earthquake accompanied by such a
sinking of the soil along one or more
rents in the earth, whereby these
cities were destroyed or "overturned,"
so that the Salt Sea now occupies
their territory. The view that this.
sea did not exist at all before this
catastrophe, or that the Jordan before
this period flowed into the Mediter
ranean Sea, contradicts throughout
all geological and natural science
teachings connecting the formation of
this whole region. That the Pentapolie
at one time was situated in the south
ern part of the Dead Sea, which is
now called Sebeha, is proved also,
among other things, by. the probable
location at this pl)ace of Zoar, the
place which escaped destruction in the
days of Lot; in accordance, too, with
the writers of antiquity and of the
middle ages, including the Arabian
geographers. As yet nothing certain
can be determined concerning the
location of the four other cities, viz.,
Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboim,
of which names only that of Sodom,
in Djebel Usdum, is found reflected in
any place in these precincts. And
even apart from geological -and geo
graphical reasons, this seems to be
the natural thing, as the book of
Genesis represents these planes as hav
ing been thoroughly destroyed with
ott leaving any trace or remnant be
hind. The fact that now these dis
tricts are a dreary waste, and by the
Arabian geographer Mukaddasi called
a "hill," is no evidence that in earlier
times this was not different, and this
valley not really a vision of paradise.
-Dr. Max Blanckenhorn.
Grant's Toilet in Camp.
General Horace Porter, in his
"Campaigning with Grant," in the
Ceutnry, sans: In the night of the
14th Lee began to move troops to his
right. Grant nuw directed Hancock's
corps to be witlhirswn and massed be
hind the centre of our line, so that it
could be moved promptly in either
dire.ction. When the General got
back to camp that 'vening his clothes
were a mass of mud from head to foot,
his uniform being scarcely recog
nizable. He sat until bed time with
out making any change in his dress;
he never seemed particularly incom
moded by the travel-stained condition
of his outer garments, but was scrupu
lously careful,-even in the most active
campaigns, about the cleanliness of
his linen and his person. The only
chance for a bath was in having a bar
rel sawed in two and using the half of
it as a sort of sitz-bath. During most
of this campaign the General, like the
staff officers, used this method of bath
ing, or, as our English friends would
say, "tubbing." Afterwards he sup
plied himself with a portable rubber
bath-tub. While campaign life is not
a good school for the cultivation of
squeamishness, and while the General
was always ready to rough it in smlp,
yet he was particularly modest in per
forming his toilet, and his tent fronts
were always tied ~beae and the most
perfect privacy was secured, when he
was washing, or changing his clothes.
While thus engaged even his servant
was not allowed to enter his quarters.
While the Candle }gurns.
We are all famihar with the Iase
that a candle burns. But perhaps
there are many persons who have
never realized just wky it burns and
that a certain degree of heat is neces
sary in order to consume the cylinder
of wax or tallow of which the candle
is made. In the Arctic regions can lies
will not burn satisfactorily at or be
low a temperature of thirty-five de
grees C. The reason for this is that
the surrounding atmosphere is so cold
that the flame is ineosufficient to melt
enough of the material for its Own
subsistence. The feeble heat san d
little, more than melt out a tubule
spasse~snd the wick, therefore the
flame is small and week, and some
times fails together. Thse light, ea
elosed in a small glas vase, works bet
ter, as the tempelmtuae is somewhat
raised by beingso eealned and enough
wax melts to supply the flssa-The
Ledger.
lun Weill. Jfer ae srr7.
For-living spare life.
.For doing your level best.
For bqiag kind to the per.
For bearing before judging.
For thnkingq before pakin
For standing by your ptineipl"
For stopping your earsi to goslip.
For bl'dling a slanderous tongue.
For being equate in businerss des
For giving an unfortunate person a
lift.
For promptness in keeping yoeu
promises.
For patticg the best *onsheetlone
CURIOUS FACTS.
In the book of Ezekiel a fabric is
mentioned by the name of silk as well !
known In Assyria and Babylon. I
A steel "chest protector" against a
baullets and knife thrusts in the form
of far vest has been-patented by a
Texan. f
Of the people hyving in Europe to
day, the Finns, Lapps, Hungarians
and Turks do not belong to the Indo- v
European family.
Charles T. Farrier, of Polk County, r
Minnesota, has artificial legs. He e
rides a bfeycle, can jump fifteen 'feet
in three jumps, and can kick a hat
held eight feet above the floor. s
A swarm of bees took possession of
a big grocery store in Logansport, t
Ind., and after driving out the clerks
and customers, ate twenty pounds of r
honey that was exposed for sale.
A fifteen-pound gold nugget is now
on exhibition in New York. It is said C
to-assay $20 per ounce and is worth on
this basis just $3753.60, It was found
in a placer mine'in Dutch Guiana. c
Floating beds of seaweed, which are
often met with in mid-ocean, have
been observed to reduce the height of
waves, like oil thrown upon the water.
Takin; advantage of this fact a
Frenchman has invented a thin cotton a
or silken net toanswer the same pur
pose.
James Thornburg, mentioned in the
English scientific publications early
in this century, was one of a family of i
seven children, each of whom had six
fngers on each hand and six toes on
each fool. It is stated that his mother
and grandmother were similarly en
dowed.
Nicholas Sandersou, tiLe blind pro- I
fessor at Cambridge, England, was al
most -preternaturally gifted ins the
sense of touch. By this faculty alone
he cculd distinguish conaterfeit from
genuine metals and money, and could
tell, by the grain,' of what wood a ta- 1
ble was made.
Along Butter Creek, Oregon, has
appeared a vine that when above the
ground will leave the root and cling s
to any vegetation to which it can at
tach itself and through which it can
draw nourishment. The seed is said
to have been brought there with al
falfa seed from Salt Lake.
Half the school at Forest Grove,
Oregon, fpllowed the principal when
he, to the great amusement of the
populace, dathed out of the building l
and splashed, through the muddy
streets after a youngster who fled
from his wrath. He caught the boy
and did not disappoint him.
Two gentlemen were' struggling to
enter a Detroit street ear whesa. one
stepped on the foot of the other. The
aggrieved person failing to receive an
apology, struck the other, npd a fight
ensued. It was fast and furious, and
ended only when the discovery was
made that the impolite gentleman was
deaf and dumb.
To Balld.a Toew Wel. or Ill.
About the year 1870 two suburban
speculations were begun in the neigh
borhood of Chicago. One district was
situated nine miles from the town;
the other, six; but both were on the
same railway, and land in each was
worth from one hundred to two. hun
dred dollars an aere. The menagers
of one district laid out their plan in
what was then the usual way; they
made streets of prairie soil with nest
open ditches on each side, and they
left proper spaces for sidewalks, along
which trees were planted. They hit
upon a good name, issued lithographs
and advertised, with no vear profit
able results.
The managers of the other distriet
borrowed a large suas of money at a
high rate of interest. With this they
underlaid the land with several miles
of drainage pipe, then build macadam
ized roads with paved gutters, iron.
gratings, concrete sidewalks and
broad borders frequently spreading
into little greens and commrones
planted pictnresquely. All lHe nat
ural wood and the banks of tble a
which passed the plahoe were made
publio property, and shelters, seats,
bathing and boat houses wais pro
videdbpon it. An artempa well was
sunk, and with a steam pump water
was sent to all parts of the propert,.
Before these improvements were near
ly complete the owners began selling
land upon the roadsast twenty dollars
the front foot, and soon aftewards
advanced the price to thirty dollars,
and then gas was introduced. The
price of land rose, even in the out.
skirts, in two years, from eighty to
one thousand dollars an sore.
In the twenty years of ther axist
enoe it is evident that the first oem
munity has had to expend anwy times
the amount wisely spent in tls begint
ning by the other. These tasntanes
suffice to show, in a way that oght to
appear to the moat eouservative, the
.pecuniary importance of thorough'
preparation.-Mary 0. Bobbiis,. t~
the Atlantic.
The "Rebe el l"
Tho famous "'rebel yell" is, in feet
nothing m0U~or Ile thsan the old time
war whoop of4 the herokee India.
"the Sons" of WiR.- With thepoe
sible exeption of the Natche,, they
were the meet ·iteliient and least
rtel of North Amsisean Indians.
Their war cry was ofte Leard in bat -
tle by the early settlers dl Tennessee,
but they were the most fern~iog peo
pl oet- their rse Aftanr they hd die
ap-sre 'from I~sinnpe their w  r
whoep stillemsined as a favorite ery
of the wbtte.s It was raised by the
patriots at King's Monuntaia; againt
Jonesboro, when' )50L Tsmesseeans
assembled to recese Jimh Se'rier, who
had been kidnaped by North Caolin,
to be tried for treason against that
State. It was awar ery at San Jasa-.
to1 at Shiloh and ~1ShiteMspta g gad it
,uefrom the tbroatelit ?eaee.eesa.
tralonista As w Mll
Ifs windbw de 4 6 sd
down easilt, applt a thdlk- b o 1of
black lead to the. gro s sad ttid
of the frame.
Cahn, a celebrated- aejs oogist..
says that a single germ could, under
favorable conditions, mrrltply in thret
Electrio'light globes are now -made
with corrugatioul, on qne-Lalf and
clear glass on the other ablf, te oor
,thgated side reflecting thrq* b
plain glass.
Cilar extension tibles are m de
with a number of slots on the andt
side into which the supppga of semi
cincular lfaves are pashid t 4t.oreme
the circutranrenoe of the table.
A stone-hoisting and Isaying aj1pa
ratus just patented s6na1sa of a net
work of I ight-angle aetbs onS which a
trunk frame runs, the framp)lsaving a
crab and windlass for moving the stone
as desired.
The British Home Seraio ry has
condemned the process of vsdpiing
india rubber by means of biaulnlid' of
carbon, and the pooeses ipd tatal
thereto, on' the ground that they are
injurious to health.
While photographig the su, Ob
server Colton, of the LiekOb #aorSy,
Oslifornia, found a large spo near the
eastern limb, which is easily visible
without telescopic aid.. It is mostly
pennunbril, however, the ~ualnas b.
ing small. The extremselengJl of the
spot is about 68,000 miles. -
A German paper stags that seperl
ments in Rigs. Russia, duarli gcotd
weather showed no advant(go in the
use of simple warm wateror a onthalt
per cost, solution of calcium .hl#id
for mixing mortar. A wwarm k5tOd
three-quarter p er ent. solito on,
common salt gave good resRlitrandul
did the addition of PorthlaSE cemant
to freshly slacked lime mortar,. .
part of cement to five of sHe4 s5ob
satisfactory.
A new marine motot promises `
revolutionise steam navigation. -I 4 ao
an adaptation.of the tnrifr ste -
and is credited with sa 9tet
of qualitfeatiods, chief of whicbul.lL
ability to travel at the jtes of
live miles an hour Its coat ine mt
less than the present diesig;'
and in steam consumption itniO &r
economical. lna trial in
a torpedo boat the
propeller at the ra tyfe-.
miles an hour.
G1old by the Yai., .' ;J
The beating of the Sinnumerar~Jit~1
tie square paqps 4 gold .whlebiusa
used to cover dmes and signi, api .,
on, forms a lietinet industty in thei:
gold trade whiehemnploySa lsEag. :.
her of hands sad requires, " I
amount of skill. :
The long, low buiidiigt
work is carried on is Sli
the day with the ronudar
On every side little .iIht
tiny rolls it gold re to be
although only meessi
a half in e1s6t0 am
$50. The gsoldts
eighth of ainh tnh
in width an~ads g:b
weights. This is rolled
ribbon thifty fatrda jai
It is then givent t. _
strips measuring.; ewi 4".1eo
which is eot into I ieeS . Ts e
are now ready gip. = satby
hand. They w"e tab .
fine skins) in 4 m
elutch, and aeth
out on a great grjait). the
ground in sneh a,.wet  b
solutely no lwatiPsst .
The process iiirepatmtl.il ie*
the gold as it i.
ally subdivided iýdl tt
dimensions req slted.
The skins fin btaih $ta
on are so deliate tht l
easily as pepsr, a.vs b d thy me
of so ne a qaulity tt wibt
stand tJi OntU-t4e lo'
sepsrt yel , yeul*Tbe *
aly beaten down to a
tacb, is rubbed Wi "q hWi
being placed n e st/hien.l'
that i hall not t
gold may smeI, itf ifirm W
of a very delicated t
worahmus must kaonw it
sly how hard or
his hammer murost
exat spot on whicht
Accordingly, a  dr
men are empIloeod i
Pearson's •Week.
A? Master Nusesl
traeted, u far s -th
that ade by Vevlte 1
BsrklI, nesr Bleel,
1787. That was a o
the fame of K. Veritem's
was suck that it is sil1
mItlonsd b7 w riteses
wondteral, just msi ~s u
bloody zla, Iie aiteaiton. eBk .
L. Vedlep * eolmeuttas let
msat we 8) faet ta lesetdl
that isesnat wa . eetrsite& r u
op nsot io to te a
It was mos aP " i
wites wore ol ds *
Iargest being +E e ia
diameter, end th4saumis
a maunst sate foren a
twenty to thirty
herispe. This sauer to
not intended ca am
bat was constrastd k g
purpose of foreste$ins
austhe, whisk
Professor vul...
uhfereast it6 ti
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