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TRFIW EEKL~Y EDITION- WINNSBORO. S. Cl..AGS 23, 1883. ETBLISHED 1848
BUY THE BEST!
Ma. J. O. BoAG-Dear Sir : I bought the first
Davis Machine sold by you over flive years ago for
my wife who has given it a long and fair trial. I
am well pleased with it. It never gives any
rouble, and is as good as when first bought.
J. W. iJOLi.1.
Winusboro, S. C., April 1883.
Mr. BOAO: You wish to know what I have to say
in regard to the Davis Machine bought of you three
years ago. I feel I can't say too much in its favor.
made about $80,410 within five months, at thes
running it so fast that the needle would get per
fectly hot from friction. I feel confident I could
not have done the same work with as much ease
and so well with any other machine. No time lost
in adjusting attachments. The lightest running
machine i have ever treadled. irotherJames and
Wililams' families are as much pleased with their
Davis Machines bought or you. I want no better
nachne. As I said before, I don't think too
mnuch can be said for the Davis Machtine.
RLLICN STK VIENSON,
Fairli"ld County, April, 1883.
MR. BOAo : My machine gives me perfect satis
faction. I find no fault with it. The attachments
are so aimple. I wish for no better than the Davis
Mae. 11. Ali.idNo.
Fairfield county, Apri', 1833.
Ma. BeAU: I bought a iiavis Vertt-al Feed
ew,ng Machine from you four years ago. I am
elighted with it. It never has given me any
roimle, and has never been the least out of order.
It is as good as when I first bought it. I can
cheerfully recommenl it.
.IL-. M. J. KIR81LAND.
Monticello, April 30, 1883.
'I'his is to certify ithat I have been using a Davis
Vertlc.ti Peed Sewing Machine for over tw syetrs,
purchased of Mr. J1. U. iio.g. I haven't fotindt ii
pussessed of any fault-all the attachments are so
sin le. It. neverrefuse+ to wora, and is certainly
the lightest running in the market. I coasider it
a first class maclone.
MINNIR MI. WI.LIUUNoTAMi.
Oakland, Fairfield county, 8. C.
MR IOAU : I mi w11 pteasest in every particut
willh the lavis Machine bought of you. I think
a Urat-clas, nachine in every respect. You know
you sold several machines of thu same make to
dillerent members of our faitniles, all of whom,
as far as I know, are well pleased with ttem.
Mxs. M. it. Mon.Y.
Fairlield county, April, 1883.
't't '- to certity we have ha i in constant us2
the. " tachiue bought of you about tiree years
ago. A . take in work, and have made the
price o , several t limes over, we don't want any
better i chine. It is always ready to do any kind
of work we have to do. No puckeringor skipping
stitches. We can only say we are well pleased
and wish no better machine,
CATnARIINE WYL1RE AND SISTER.
April 25, 1883. .
I have no fault to tind with my machine, and
don't want any better. I have m:le the price of
it several times by taking ia sewing. It is always
ready to do its work. I think it a Iirat-class ta
chine. I feel I can't say too much for the Divia
Vertical Feed Machine.
MRs. THOMAS SMITH.
Fairfield county, AprIl, 1833.
MR. J. O. BoAO-Dear Sir: It gives me m'cii
pleasure to testif to tile merits of the Davis Ver
tical Feed Sewin Machine. The machine I got of
you about five years ago. has been almost in con
stant use ever since that time. I cannot see that
it is worn any, and has not cost me one cent for
repairs since we have hail it. Am well pleased
and don't wish ior any better.
Granite Quarry, near Winnsboro 8. C.
We have used the Davis Vertical Feedl Sewing
Machine for the hust five years. WVe would not
have any other make at aniy price. The machine
haq given us unboundem satisfaction.
Very respect fully,
Mns. W. K. TuntNa ANt) iDAuouTssI
Fairfield county, 8. C., Jan. 21, 1883.
hiaving bought a Davis Vertical Feed Sewing
Machine from Mr. J. 0. Iloag seine three years
ago, and it having given me perfect satisfaction in
every respect as a family mnachifie, both for heavy
anid lgight sewing, andm never needed the least re
pair in any way, Ican cheerfully recomumeind it t)
any one as a first-class machine in every particu
lar, and think It second to aone. It is one of the
simplest niachilnes made; my children use it with
all ease. T'he attachments are more' easiiy ad
justed and it does a greater range of work by
means of its Vertical I"eed than aiiy other ma
chine I have ever seen or used.
MRs. THoMAs OwINos.
Winnsboro, Fairfield county, 8. C.
We have had one of the Davis Machines abdut
four years and have always found It ready to do all
kinds of work we have had occaston to do. Can't
see that the machine Is worn any, and works as
well as when new.
MRS. W. J. CA&wronD,
Jackson's Creek, Fairfield county, 8.'0.
My wife is highly pleased with the Davis Ma
chine bought of you. She would not lake double
what sac gave for it. The machine has not
been out of order since she had it, anti she can do
uny kind of work on It.
JA5. F. Fass.
Monticello, ti'airfield county, 8. U.
The Davis Sewing Machine is sinmply a freas
tu'a ' inS. J. A. UooDw'v'N.
Rlidgeway, N. C., Jan. 10. 1883.
. O AG, Esaq., Agente-Dear Sir: My wife
U. has i,een tusing a Davis sewin Machine constant
S ly for the past four years, an~ ~it hams never neoed
any repairs al works just as well as whien first
bought. She says it will do a greater range of
practical work ~m1d do it esier anti bet'.er than
any machinu she nas ever used. We cheerfully
recommend it as a No. 1 family machie,
e JAS. Q'. DAiS.
Winnsboro, S. C., Jan. 8, 1888.
MR. IBOAG: I have always found my DavIs Ma
chine ready do all kinds of to work I hiavo had oc
easton tode. I cainnot see that the machine is
wbra a particle andi it works as wed as wvnenm new.
Mas, It. 0. GoODING.
Winnsbo-o, S. C., A pril, 1883,
MRn. DOAG: My wife has been constantly using
the Davis Mach me bought of you about aive years
age. I have never reuretted buying it, as it is
always read for any und of fam ly sewing, either
eay or liht. It is never outR of x or needimig
Very refpect fully,
A. W. LADD.
1OOM ENOUuH FOR ALL.
Don't crowd and push in the march of life,
Or tread on each others's toes,
For the world at best, in its great unrest,
Is hard enough as it goes.
Oh, why shouhl the strong oppress the we
Till the latter go to the wall? -
On this earth of ours, with Its thorns and
There is room enough for all.
If a lagging brother falls behind
And drops from the tolling band,
if fear and loubt put his soul to rout,
Then lend him a helping hand.
Cheer up his heart with words of hope,
Nor :eason the speech with gall;
In the great highway, on the busiest day,
There's room enough for all.
If a man with the tread of a pioneer
Steps out on your track ahead,
Don't grudge his start with an envious
For the mightiest once were led.
But gird your loins for the coming day
Let nothing your heart appall
Catch up if you can with the forward man,
There is rootn enough for all.
And if, by doing your duty well,
You should get to lead the van.
Brand not your name with a deed of shane,
But coine out an honest num.
Keep a bright look out on every side,
Till heeding the Master's call,
Your soul should go, from the world below,
W hore there's room enough for all.
How do you like her, Mac?"
Young Dr. h' tcJames looked up at
is cousin a second before answer
"My lear, if she were worth ten
tousand, I would marry her to-mor
row. She is a girl that ten years from
iow will make a mark, and will do
ionor even to a MacJames."
His cousin, fair golden-haired Carrie,
wvas silent, and outside the door in the
tall Miriam has come, all unheared in
ter slippered feet, but not unhearing,
1d stood silent also.
She was not vain, so felt a strange
lelight in this man's words, cruel and
teartless as they were.
But she was proud and sensitive,
md her eyes ilushed, and something of
.he superb power that the heartless
MacJamnes prophesieu for her ten years
ience, thrilled ier as she stood there.
''hen she shivered as she thought
tow easily she could have been won by
-his handsome, careless man had she
Won, but, alasl not loved.
She crept quietly away, wondering if
she could ever be anything to be proud
f, anything but a poor, badly-paid
"I'm thirty to-day. "Once I should
tave thought myself old at this age,
wvith the best of life past, and little be
core me to enjoy. "But now I am
very happy thankful, and content."
Miriam ioscoe was looking across
the blue sea waters, her hands resting
upon tte railing of the balcony, her
-alim, sweet face grave and thought
The people on thet'each below looked
up at her, and marvelled at so much
Every passer-by took a second gaze
it Miriam Roscoe.
tWho is she?" asked William Mac
[atmes of his friend, Jack Herbert.
"Is that all there is to say of her?"
"No. I might talk all day of her,
md you would be just as little ac
"What is this mystdry about her?
You have not been quarreling with
"No, we are good friond.. I knew
'our questi"ns wore prompted by mere
dle curiosity, so I thought it better to
wait until you met her."
g"But who is shto?"
"A lady who has won a fair fame
mud unexpectedly inherited consider
mble wealtht. Site has met trouble and
torrowv that would htave crushted a
woman less brave and( now from it
i she brings a nature so thoroughly
pure, that mtetn are made better' for hter
"'She is wealthty and fatmous, you
may and yet utlnarrled?'"
"'Yes Mac, evenm all old maid, if' you
ike. 'But tto one ever th.,nks of
.Jack Herbert frowvned, and thtere was
a ring of grave displeasure in his usu
ally sn cot, strong voice.
This iuestiott antgered htitm, evett
whten comning frotm a friend.
Dr. MacJames at htis side, handsome,
fascinatlmtg, and worldly - mindedlC
turned again to look at the wvhite-robed
liguro, whose appearance in Newvport
had caused so mutch fluttering among
the butterfies of fashion.
An htour later, as thte two friends re
turned from their stroll, thtey saw Miss
Roscoe tightening the reins over het
"By Jove I thtose are magnificent ani
mals!" exclaimed Dr. MacJames.
"Yes, and sie hatndles thtem perfect
And Herbert's dark eyes flashted, and
a woniderfuil light swept over htis face
with the smile and bow he gave Miss
Roscoe, while shte gave a glance at
both, but a smtile to only one0, as she
Thte fast,idious man of fashtion was
That evening, at a p)arty Jack 1Her
bert introduced her to lbla frlind.
She rose,' smiling graciously, a
thtorough lady, with 110 pretence of
Her eyes wore clear, brave, and ten
der, hter face -one thtat changed with
every thoutght, bitt was.' very pure and
The. season was nearly over before
Dr. MacJames could summmion sufii
cient courage to meet his fate.
One night Miss Roscoe was standing
on thte balcony listening to the eyel
beautiful music of the ocean's roar,
whenom Dr. MaeJames found hter there,
looking, hte said, like the picture of ai
"Did you come to escape the crowd?'
he asked. . h rw be ee
should have stayed. "1 love the sea s<
"But you neglect the pleasures of the
' "J never dance," she answered, "an(
o no pleasumws are missed. '
"I missed you, and searched until I
found you hlere-dreaming." I
"Yes, dreaming-or rather, perhaps,
thinking of your past life."
"Your past, like the glorious pros
ent, must be good to remember."
"I was only thinking of the starting
point. "Shall we return?"
"Not unless you wish it, Miss Ros
coe, for I have wanted to see you alone,
but have not been able to. "You
must know what it is I have to tell
you, for no man can be in the sunshine
of your presence without loving you.
"Oh, Miriam, I love youl Nay, love
is too cold a word to express miy feel
mgs. Will you be my wife, Miriam?"
Dr. MacJames was pale with the
great passion which had thrilled his
His eyes were burning and bright as
they searched her face for one tender
look, and his hand, wich had taken
hers, closed over it with a fierce, over
She was looking away across the sea.
Y esently she turned and faced him.
Then, in the coldest tones, she
'. it myself, or my money, that you
All the scorn and subdued feelings
of twelve years rang out mi that clear,
cold, but proud voice.
"Yourself I What care I for wealth?
Come to me penniless. I have wealth
enough for both, or I will work for
you. "Only tell me you will be
"Wait, Doctor MacJames, until I re
peat your words of twelve years ago.
Let me show you how well I can re
"You said of Miriam Roscoe, the
poor friendless school-teacher, "If she
were worth ten thousand, I would
marry her to-morrowl" "I am worth
four times that now, and you come say
ing that you love ne. "Had you said
so then, the poor girl would have be
lieved you, and Miriam Roscoe would
have been your wife. "But-hear me
I am glad you did not say it, for when
I crept away, after hearing your cut
ting words to my friend-your cousin
Carrie-I determined to be 'worthy a
MacJames.' "Years ago, I should have
thought your offer made to-night to be
the best in the world. "Now I can on
ly say that 1 am sorry if you suffer
through caring for me."
The sweet voice was silent; the
wavaes moaned and sobbed like some
doomed lost soul.
"Is there no hope?" lie asked.
"Oh, Miriam, can you not forgive
my youthful, foolish and mercenar.y
words? Miriam, let me live for you,
and prove my love by thati"
11er face turned white as his, and a
look of pain came to her grave eyes.
Then softly, with a world of tender
ness in her tone
"I can give you no hope, for I am
engaged to marry Mr. Herbert. We
have loved each other fora long time."
A grasp for breath, and the strong
Dr. MacJames had fainted.
The love of his life had come too
,Jack Herbert led Miriam away from
the balcony. thinking that his friend
would recover quicker if he did not
awake to see the one lie loved so inten
Herbert and Miriam were married
quietly the following day, and, as at
first, they still continue to walk in he
glory of perfect love.
A Real Nice Girl.
I saw a girl come into a street car
the other day, though, who had, I was
readly to bet, madle her owvn dress, and
how nice she did look. She was one of
those clean, trim girls you see inow and
then. She was about 18 years old, aind
to begin with, looked wvell-fed, healthy
and strong. She looked as though shte
had a good sensible mothier at home.
Hier face andl neck and ears andl her
hair wiere clean - absolutely clean.
How seldem you see that. There was
no piowder, no paint on thme smooth,
roundied cheek or firm dimpled chin;
none on the moist redl lips; none on the
shell-tinted, but not too small cars;
nione on time hiandsomely set neck
rather broad behind, perhaps, but run
ning mighty prettily up into thme tightly
cordled hair. And the hairi It was of
a light chestnut brown and glistened
with specks of gold as the sun shmone on
It, andl there was not a smear of oil or
p)omatumi or cosmetic on it; there was
not a spear astray about it, and niot a
pin to be seeni in it. As the girl came
in and took her seat, she cast an easy,
unenibarrassed glance around the car,
from a wvell opened gray eye, bright
with the inimitable light of "good con
dlition," such as you see in some hand
some young athletes who are "ini train
ing." There ~were no tags and ends,
fringes, furbelows or fluttering ribbons
about her closely fitting but easy suit
of tweed, and, as she dlrewi off' one
glove to look mn her purse for a small
coin for fare, I noticed that the gloves
were not newv, but neither were they
old; they were simply well kept, like
the owner and their owvner's hand,
which was a solid hanid, with plenty of
muscles between the tendons and with
strong but sup)ple fIgers. It would
have looked equlally p)retty fashioning a
pie in a home kitchen or folding a band
age in a hospitable. It was a hand
that suggested at the same time wo.
manliniess and work, and I was sorry
when it found a live-cent piece andl had
been regloved. Onme foot was thrust
out a little upon the slats of the car
floor-a foot in a good walking boot
that might have plashed through a rain
storm wvithout fear of (lamp stockings
-anid an enminently sensible boot on a
two and one-half foot with a high in
siep, a small round heel, and a pretty
broad tread. The girl was a p)icture
from head to foot as she sat erect, dis
daining the support of the back of time
seat, but devoid of all appearance of
stiffness. Perhmaps thme Wvhole outfit to
be seen, from lint to boots, did not cost
$40; but; I have seen p)lenty of outfits
costing more than ten times or even
twenty times that, which did not look
one-tenth or even one-twentieth as
well. If our girls only knew the beauty
of mere simplicity, cleanliness and
health, and thei. fnaination?
A Pagan's ife.
Marcus Aurelius 4as emperor of
Rome, intrusted with east power ; yet
he lived a singularly ly life, humbly
and patiently doing hi duty in his' im
perial state. At the a e of elevQn he
assumed the coarse dr t and plain life
of the Stoics, adopting spare diet and
scorning luxury. Ni uhr says: "If
there is any sublime h. an virtue it is
his." Lecky says tl tt he was "as
nearly a perfectly virt ous man as has
ever appeared upon ott world." There
is a little book-a sort of dialy--wlhich
Marcus Aurelius kept, a which he jott
ed down, in severely swple style, his
thoughts from day tQ day. His out
ward life, as emperor, soldier, citizen
husband, father, was 1hmeless; but it
was his inward or sL21r ' 11ill revtidd
in these "meditation nt a' o8 p
so remarkable. li e vefhatfhlere
is a "divinity" in main, a something
that calls him to holiness for Its own
sake. iIe carried pativ';e, gentleness
and forgiveness of eneulies to the ut
most limit. While he w'as away from
ltomle, defending its frontiers against
the barbarians, and catlping amid the
nalarious marshes of the Danube, he
found time at night, when the camp
was still to set down suhi thoughts as
these: "13egin1 the morning by saying
to thyself, 'I shall meet with the buisy
body, the ungrateful, arroganit, deceit
ful, envious, imsocial. All these things
happen to them by reason of their ig
noraice of what is good, and evil. But
I, who have seen the nature of the good
that it is beautiful, and of the bad that
it is ugly, and the nature of him who
does wrong that it is akin to me, not
only of the same blood or seed, but that
it participates in the saine intelligence
and the same portion of the divinity, I
can neither be injutred by any of them,
nor can I be angry with my kinsman
nor hate him." There is a vast depth
of spiritual beauty here, if onle will pon
(der it well; and yet this man rejected
Christianity, and, actuated by his sense
of duty to pagan Rome, persecuted
Christians. Again he writes: "Since
it is possible that you may depart from
life this very moment regulate every
act and thought accordingly; but to go.
away from among men, if there be
gods, is not a thing to be afraid of, for
gods will not involve thee in evil. But
if, indeed, the gods do not exist, or if
they have no concern about humani af
fairs, what is it to me to live in a world
devoid of gods or devoid of provideice'?"
At another time he says: " What, then
is that which is able to conduct a man?
One thing, and only one-philosophy.
But this tonsists in keeping the divin
ity within a inai free from violence and
unharmed, superior to pains and plea
sures, doing nothing without a purpose,
nor yet falsely and with hypocrisy, and
waiting for death with acheerful mind,
that being nothing th:a:4 dii)1utien
of the elements of which every human
being is compounded." It would be
easy to multiply quotations, showing
the purity and serenity of this pagan
soul, its lofty ideals of duty, and its
faith in the divinity within the human
soul, even while it doubts the existence
of the gods or the life beyond the grave.
But it may be seen that what he calls
philosophy is what other men have
called by the higher name of faith.
The "divinity within us" is a thing'to
be felt, but whose existence cannot be
Shaving by 'iucouoal.
A commercial drummer With several
heavy caues in hand, panted into
Warth's barber shop, adjoining the
State-street House, Trenton. One side
of his face had a several days' growth
of whiskers while time other side was
lperfectly smoth. Hie threw hiin.seJf
inito a chair. ''Shave me "' lie said
brusquely. TIhe aston ish ed barber be
gan to adjust a cloth arouind his neck
looking at the drummmer-3s face mean
wyhile with eloqluenit curiosity. "Been
in tIme barber chair once this morning,
hmaveun't you'?" queriedl tihe barber.
'"Twice,'' saidl tIhe st ranger, correctinig
himi. Onico in "'Philadlphia and once
at Bristol. Got miy fake lathered in
Philadelphia and theni saw I could not
make my train unless I started. Got
the barber to wipe off my face and I
raii and got on just as tIme train was
moving. At Bristol I thought I'd have
time to (10 sonic business and get shmav
ed end ctch time next trin. Got
through wi't.h my busimiess, ran iinto a
barber shop, got lathered again, and
got half my face shaved, when I heard
the train coming. Jumipedh up and( paid
the barber, and again had mmy face
wviped off, and struck for the diepot andh
got the train just as it was moving.
People on the train looked at mie and
then turned away and whispered. They
thought I was an escapced lunatic.I
want a close shav'e lelase, and take
your time to it. I 'm going to make up
for this helter skelter business ini the,
A very pretty amusement, espec
ially for those who hiave just complletedi
hestudy of botany is the taking of
leafphotgraps. Oe vey si pe r
cess is this. A t aniy druggsPs get an
ounce of bichromate of potassium. Put
this into a Pint, hottle or water. When
tIhe solution beconies saturated-that is,
whieni the wvater has dissolved as miuchi
as it will -pour oflf soine of the liquid
hito a shallow dishm; on this float a piece
of ordinay writ.ing pauper until it is
thoroughly Imoistenmed. Let It buecomie
dry' ini the dark. It shouuld be a bright
ylow. Oni this p)ut, tihe loaf-under it,
a piece of' soft black cloth, and several
sheets of newsp)apers. Put these be
tween two p)ieces of glass (all of the
pieces thme same size) and with spmrinmg
clothes pilns fasteni them toget,her. Ex -
pose to a bright sumn, .place time leaf so
that t,he rays w~ill fall upon it as nearly
perpenidichular as possible, In a few mo
ments it will begin to turn brown; but
it reqJuires from half an hour to sever
al hours to produce a perfect p)rint.
When It has become dark enough, talte
It from thme frame and put it into clear
water, which must be changed every
few minutes until tihe yellow part be
comes white. Sometimies tihe ieaf-vein
ings wIll be quite distinct. BIy follow
ing these Instructions it Is searcely pos
sible to fail, and a little practice will
Ito drove a policeman into a door way
on Woodbridge street, Detroit, and
"About two IotUS ago a cadaverous
wooden-head might have been seen
gawping at the river from the foot of
Randolph street. lie didn't know
enough to chew gunt. That was me."
"You, oh? Well?"
"Well. he gawped and gawped, and
he knew he had $20 in his pocket, and
he chuckled and tickled and said he
had come to town to' look around and
see things and go hom e and be a lion.
That was me again."
"iHe jest fairly ached to have a bunko
mati.coi!o,upl. ad. slap.hhn ou the.back
ud , 1l Jo Apheus:,$asswood ;ad
t . jlw and ma' aid the childt ii ill
got along. Iie itched to have a three
card monte mtan tickle him under the
chin and ca~ll him a red fox from Iona
County, and open up his little. galne.
His bones all screamed out for the muan
with the bogus gold pieces, and- he
drew down his left eye as he thought
how they'd take him for a hay-stack
and get sold. le was an infernal
Idiot. That's mel"
"Well, as ie was standing there and
feeling how sharp and cute and cun
ning he was, up comes a nian who was
breathing hard and looking scart, and
says to tme in a whisper: 'You look like
a friend to the unfortunate. I can see
by the cut of your face that I can t-rust
you. I have wounded a man wNho in
sulted my wife, and 1 must skip to
Canada to escape arrest. I have no
money, but here is a liundred dollar
bond. Lend mne $20 and keep the bond
until I see jou.' That is what he said.
'IThe double-jitited idiot frot the cout
try took it all in like a boy gulping
down sulphur and 'lasses. That,'s inc
"The greenhorn was flattered and
tickled. IIe saw a chance to make $80
on that bond. The bomb-proof, b:'.ck
action, cop per - riveted agricultural
peach-blossom figured as how he'd
cash that bond to-morrow and tikip,
and as how the man in haste to reach
Canada would never find limn, and as
how them $100 would buy a yoke of
oxen, and so he passed over his green
backs and pocketed the bond. Yes
the bald-headed, cross-eyed, bow-legged
turntip patch did that very thing. That's
me to a dot.!"
"1s it possiblel"
"And here's the bond-worthlessl
And here I al--strapped I And sotne
where up town Is the sharper-tickled
half to death at the way lie played met
"Ilunt up a born fool, catch a crank,
scare up a dude, bringAun an old man
with a third wife, and boil 'em all
down and bag up the bones and call
the thing Josepheus Basswood! . That's
And he walked off to find the plank
road rttnning West, waiving the bogus
boint with one hand and helping to
kick himself with the other. iIalf i
block away lie halted and looked back,
and seeing theoflicer still there he gave
himself three kicks and shouted out in
a lonesome voice:
"Don't you forget it-that's mel"
The White loarse.
"Isn't it pretty?" said a little old man
as he wheeled a baby carriage to a
place where a reporter was sitting in
"It must be p)retty," said the report
er,.looking ito the carriage and seeing
a tinty creature, sniugly nestling it a
dowvny niest, with its face covered with
a delicate lace veil.
rThe lit,tle old1 man was declighuted, his
little old chin w~entt twit-a-twit-a-twee,
atnd lie chirped like a bird.
"They keel) its face covered," lie said
with a sigh, ''since the little white
hearse drtov'e away from thte house the
othter dhay. Butt I-"
Tihme litile 01(1 tian stopped amnd look(ed
all around wit,h his little twintkling
"I will show its face to you, sIr, it's
so v'ery. ver-y pretty."
And the little old man's cin agaitn
went twit-a-twit -a-twee.
"Th7ley will be angry,'' lhe conii tiued,
''bitt I 'mi so proud( of its pretty fac(e
tat I muist, show it."
Sudldently the little old1 uimta took the
lace thuat covered the baby's face in lis
tretinbling lingers, and the reporter p)re
paruied to burst, into exclamations of de
light, evenm if the faceshtould prov'e to be
the homeliest face int the wor-ld.
"'Musn't,'" a little child said, cointg
from behind the bushes andl seizinig tIhe
coat-tall of the little mnan. "Dattpa
"T1he flies will annoy lhose,'' a gentle
girl of 12 said, joiniung the group~ and(
carefully rep)lac'intg the lace.
Close observatin showed a tear
trembling itt the girl's eye as thte little
old1 tmatn wheeled away the crnage with
t,he litt,le Cliildl dlanitng by his side.
"Oh, it's sucht deceptioni!" she ex
claimed, burying her face itn hter- htand.
"Baby lRose dlied last week," sihe con
tintued, ''and we are afraid to tell grand
pa, ats his minid is weak and she was his
1(101. 50 we p)ut aL doll in thte carriage,
closely veiled, so lie cannot see its face,
and~ let him i wheel it at ound. But it's
50 dlecepti ve.
J ust, the(n the lit tle 01(1 tian ptaused,
left tihe lit tle child with the catrriaige,
andi( came back to where thes girl was
Hie pitt hIs face close to hers anmi
~''hat wvas it,"' lhe asked '"that they
carried away itt thte little white
Tihe p)oor girl tited awiay her face.
"Flowers, sheo saitli "only flowers,
"I wonIdler," thte little old man
mused, "why they all tdrn their faces
away when thery tell mue what they car
ried away In the little white hearse."
Then heo went to thme carriage again
and chirped like the merry little old
man that heo was.
I"F"lowers, only flowers," the reporter
heard him mutrmur, as lie wheeled the
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A Truly Strange Coinoidence.
"Speaking of strango coincidences,"
said Dooillicker, "[ am reminded of a
thing that happened to me once. I was
standing on the breakwater here in Chli
cago one day in the summer of 1842,
when one of my cuffs droppad off into
the lake and a big fRlh came up and
swallowed it. I mourned a good deal
over it, because the sleeve-button in
that cuff was made of gold that I dug
myself in Calilornia in 1819. Well, time
ran along and I forgot all about the
sleovo-button. Soon after that I had
the trouble with my hair, and had to
doctor for that."
"What trouble was that, paw?" asked
."Wh dltidn't, ver, tell you about
th2At? W ell, goti'eWo1'ound,out that 1'
was losing my h ir. It dida't ond out
by the loots, but it seemed to be broken i
off near my head, and yet, although I
lost cosiderable every night, there never I
was any loose hairs in the bed in the I
morning. I finally got a friend to sit up I
and watch me one night, and in the
morning he explained the whole thing.
I had bitten it ol' and swallowed the 1
"But to get back to my first story. I
One day about seven years alter I lost I
that cuff I was walking on Manhattan
Beach, arm-in-arm with Mr. Sehignan,
when he piokcd up something that was
buried in the t-and. 'Why, that.'s silver,'
sautl ho. 'So it, is.' sail I, anld sure
enough it was solil silver. But what is
funnier, it was the identied sleevo-but
toh I had lost thirloeu years before in
Lake Michigan. Now, what puzzles mei
is to know how that tiph got way around
to Maihatton Beach tron' Ciicago."
There was a short slence. which The- I
ophilus interrupted. "What pl) esAl. I
me, paw, is how the tis elanged a ,,old
sleeve-button into a silver one."
Doofilioker thought he heard one oi
the liens cackle and1e went out to see it
she had laid an egg.
he largest, vessels emlo)lyedI ini the
coral lishery on the Italian coast are of
about fourteen tons, andi employ ia
dozen hands. They hatve to work night,
and day, the inou relieving each other
every six hours. They tish from March
to October, and their food consists
clielly of macaroni and biscuit. Each
boat nakus from 300 to 00 pounds,
according to its size. 'l'he coral is usu
ally found attached to rocks, never in
mud, nor in muddly waters. h'1e coral
rock Is formed of different species of
mladrepores. Sometimes it is also found
attached to shell and other inarine ob
jects. It spreads out its branches in all
directions, attaining a height of about
iL foot and the thickness of about an
.This mode of fishing coral is very
prinitive and might e unproved with
advantage. A frame, consisting of two
bars of wood or iron, about fIfteen feet
in length, placed across each other, is
weighted in the iildle with iL large
stone. 'T'his frame is hun1g with tangles
of hemp and nets, one of which is at
tached to each of the four extremities
of the crossbar frame. 'T'his is then let
down by means of a thick rope onto the
coral bed and is dragged backward and
forward till the coral branches are en
tangled in it. The rope is then attached
to a winidlass, and the traime is thus
brought heavily to the surface. Pre
cious coral varies in color from a de)
red to a pale pink. It is also somnetimes
marbled black and white; and there is
even black and whitecoral. Red coral
was onice the most esteeued, now it del
icate pnk is the iost valiued. The1
finest pink coral is worth fromi $400 to1
$1300 per eunice; wvhile ordinary red co-:
rail may be had for $l10 per onice.
GoorI Audvie o Y oung Parisonis.
1 want youl to~ ne mnanly. I dlon't like
aL "spoting"' preaicher. I dlon't think
you nieedl boxing gloves In your room,
anld your p)resenuce ait the horse-race isn't
anI absolut.e necessity. Th'le wvorld ex
pects you to live oni a higher plane of
morality t han the rest of us. But I
dlon't see w~hiy you1 shouldni't be aible to
throw a fly into a trout brook without
wrappm)lg yourself and two or three al
der bushes upI in your line. I don't see
why you imiay not lay base halh as well aLs
croquelt, or lawnYl teniis. I thinkll you
might play cricket It you haLve a few
weeks you cani spaLre for thait puirpose
I consider it ai imost excelent gamne to
develop ai1U1 ma's paitIince anud build up
a habit of long-suffering endl(urance. I
have ntever- seen a game played clear
through. I am too young. If yeu be
come aLddictedl to croquet, however, re
member to what an undue indulgence
in this fascinating game may lead. 1t
requires a great deal of grace to p)lay a
game of croquet without cheuting some
and quarrehlig aL lttle. Especially after
the evening beg.ns to grow dark. But
if you enjoy any of these gamnes, put on
a soft felt hat and pILy. D)on't attemfpt
to lay base ball in a stove-pip)o hat.
D)on't be too dignified, RLigidity isn't
stanids before the cigar store never
laLughis. But he isn't miajestic anId lie
isn't dignifIed, by aL long chalk. Don't
b)e a woodlen Indiana. Detter be a lIve
wild one, hair, piniIt, grease, dlirt and
all. I wouln't caLrry a p)istol In my hip
p)ocket if I were yeol; buIt if you have a
guni aLnd( love to shoot, aL (lay ini the
miarsh or on the mneaidows may Infuse
new life ini your Hermions. I hunt a
greaLt (heal, both h1iInd out of game
season. I used to carry a gun wIth me.
But it waIs heavy and1( a trouble to carry
it, and1( 1 was always leaving the caps) or'
wetting the p)owdler, so I gave the gun
aLwaLy. I shoot just as munch game with
out it, I thinik, aLs I used1 to bintg (down
with It, and haLve just as good a.. time,
So can you.
Plain, stralghtforw ard morality and
every- day righteousness are better than
all emotion and dogmatism and all
churchismn, says the world, and Chris
tianity says much the sameo; but plaIn
straIghtforward righteouasness amid
every-dlay morality come more surely
when a man is keepIng olose to Christ.
-,The number of sheop In New Mox
Ice Is reported to have increasedl from
10,000,0( .in 1880 to 20,000,000 at the
The Sorrows of Sea Lions.
"Here's Captain Eastman just come
in the office to sell us a couple of 600.
pound sea lions, Come in and see him." '
iaid the keeper of a collection of curios
ties in San Francisco. ;r+
Captain Eastman was found to be a
,igantic man, with a sun-peeled nose
tid a beard like the Ancient Mar
"Where were your sea lions caught?"
isked the Marshall.
"On the Farallones," replied the
aptain. We caught four; two of them
I've sent on to Baltimore and the other
,wo are now at the bulkhead."
"How do you catch them?"
"We lasso them below the flippers as
ley, lie on the roe and ie ut
tbetn: ia strait-jao ' all,ite h
3ome' un doing that I kin assure you
"We are not doing much in sea
ions now "said Marshall; it's a losing
aue; and here's Mr. Roop, our 'animal
nan, who can tell you why."
As Benjamin Roop, the keeper of the
Voodward's Gardens menagerie, has
een in the business for twenty-seven
'ears, it was inagined that he would
>i able to furnish some other informa
ion than that on sea-lions. The idea
vas mooted and he said lhe thought
"You see,'' lie continued, leaning
wer the railing of the duck pond,
'some years ago Mr. Woodward was
akeni with the - fever for raising sea
ions, thinking there was a fortune in
t. There was no money in it by buy
ung and seiling them, so we tried rear
ig; but 'twas no good and ['m ready
u-day to pay any one $250 who will
each mhe how to rear a sea lion in cap
ivity. We got them when they were
bout two years old and, with a good
leal of care, managed to keep one
tardy old chap six years and live
nonths, The young ones want sone
hing from the sea that we can't fur
hish. I used to think they died be
ause they were in fresh water, but I
aw the experiment of salt water tanks
ried in Portland. Or, and they died
ust the same. You'd be astonished,.
n fact, to find how tender all of this
ribe get when they lose their freedonm,
iee that seal there, for instance. That's
he seal of commerce, and the only one
ve've managed to keep out of I don't
:now how many. ''he durned boys
.re always throwing gravel at him. If
t's on the shore they chuck stiones at
liim to make him swim, and if he's
winuting they worry him until he
lops upi on shore.
The other day some little wretch
>linded his left eye with gravel, and
ince then he's been getting thinner
,id thinner. I 'spose he'll die. 'rho
nost troublesome thing of all to keep,
lowever, is a coot. That's a coot; that
rpotted bird cettig down' there. We
an keep a coot just as long as lie's got
at enough of his own to live upon.
L'io critters won't feed. and when
heir own reservoir of fat is gone they
'T'Iho HM Matolh.
The defeat of the American Rifle
l'eamt hy the British volunteers was
xpectod, and tIhe slight lead they ob
,ained in the first day's shooting did
tot awakeni hopes of a different result,
imong riflemen, at. least. They were
ielieved to be stronger than the British
illemtenh at the shorter ranges, bur
xvere known to be weaker at the long
'anges. The result of the match was,
ndleed, rather gratifying than other
wise. The Americans did much bet
er than a year ago, notwthstnding
he bad weather. Tkhe most difficult
.nge that was shot over is the 200
~ard, where tire riflemren aire required
o shoot from a standing piositioni at an
3ighit Inch bull's eye. At the longer
:ranges the bull's eye is much larger,
mid lying down positions rmay be ans
mored which give greater steadinuess
At the 200 yardl range, the Americanis
lcd arid beat their score of last year,
Lire British team just hioldling its own.
At the 500-yard 'range the Americans
lell off three points and the Blritishi two
p)oints, as8 comp)ared with last year. At
$00 yards the Americans gaimed six arid
the Brmitisnh one over last year. Th'le
weather of tIre second (lay was evident
ly very bad, the scores of both toanis
falling off at all but the 800-yard range,
whrere thre AmerIcans gaineu so largely
ais to boat the Volunteers. The riot
r'esult of the mratch was that the Amer
icans gained 101 poInts over last year,.
while tihe Biritish lost 24 lioints. As
suming that the latter's loss may be
ascribed to the bad shooting weather,
tire American gain is relatively greater
than that shown by the figures. From
thiis point of view they cani be said to
have done very well, although they
we'e beaten. Th'le match was with
mnilitar'y rifnes, under military rules,
and probably tire chief reason for the
superiom ity of tire British marksmen
is that they have been practicing for
Heveral years wvithi the weapons they
used, while tire Americans are armed
wvitlh new guns, made for thre match,
with which they have had leasthan one
QJutok as Lfigtning.
Tlhis is a pnhrrase onosen to Illustrate
in inconceivable rapIdity, but of those
who use the expression probably very
few appr'eciate its full nmeaning, for Sir
Charles WVheatstone hars shown that a
liash of lightning lasts less than a mil
hiontrh)npart of a second. This is vastly
more rapid than our conep)tionl of the
flash, and at least one-tenth of a second
mrust elapse-according to Professor
Swan-before our sluggIsh sight can
take hr tire full effect of the light. On
account of tire slowness of our percep
tionm, we never see tIre light at Its real
Intensity. Professor'iTait has suggested
that the full brilliancy must be in soe
degree comparable with the sun, as
Wheatstone's and Swan's data prove
that Its apparent brightness of tire land
scape as hit up by a lightning tlash Is
less than one-hundred-thousandth part
of what It would be were tire lightning
perme~nent. The apparent biIghtness,
it should be mentioned, was shown by
Swamn to dimInish in about tihe ratio
borne by tire length of time,.the flash
lasts to the timeo required for us to j)er