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JRI-WEEK LY EDITION. WINNSBORO. S. .. SEPTEMBER 25. I83.
C.. EPTEBER 5. 183.ESTABL1 ISHEDfl4
T1H E PEOPLE.
BUY THE BEST!
Ma. J. 0. B1oA-Dear Sir: I bought the brat
Davis Machiue sold by you over tlve years ago for
my wife who has given it a long and fair trial. I
am well pleased with it. It never nives any
rouble, and is as good as when first bought.
J3. W. 1sor.1cK.
W innsboro, S. t., April 1883.
Mr. B3OAO: 10ou wish to know what. T have to say
in regard to the Davis Machine bought of you three
ears ago. 1 feel I can't say too much in Its favor.
made about $80,00 wiihin five months, at times
running it so fast that the needle would get per
fectl hot from friction. I feel confident i could
not have done the Patae work with as Hulch ease
and so well with any other machine. No time lost
in adjustin attachments. The lightest running
machine i ave ever treadled. BrotherJames and
Williams' families are as much pleased with their
Davis Machines bought or you. I want no better
machine. As I said before, I don't think too
much can be said for the Davis Machine.
Falrli^ld County, April, 18.53.
MR. BOAG : My macblue gives me perfect satils
faction. I find no fault with It. The attachments
are so Su le. t wish for no better than the Davis
Mits. It. MII.I,No.
Fairfleid county, April, 1883.
Mn. BOAO: I bought a uavls Vertical i eed
ew.ng Machine fron you four years ago. I am
slighted with it. It never his given me any
rounle, and has never been the least out of order.
It Is as good as when I first bought if. I can
cheerfully recomnindil it.
M1ue. M. .l. KIRKLAND.
Montleello, April 30, 1883.
Tls is to certify that, I have been usiug a Davis
Vertical Feed Sewing Machine for over t w l ye Irs,
purchased of Mr. .1. 0. Boag. I haven't foun I i t
p3asessed of any fault-all tie attachments are so
aim pe. It never Iefuses to work, and is cer.ailly
the lightest running in the market. I consiler It
a first class machine.
MINNIE .f. WIi.l.INOIIA3.
uaklau.l, Fairfield county, S. C.
M BoaU : I amd well pleasett in every particut
with the Davis Machine uought of you. I think
a first-class mactine In every respect. You knew
you sold several machines of the same make to
ditlerent members of our families, all of whom,
as far as I know, are well pleased with them.
MiRS. M. If. 11oul.iv.
Fairfldbt county. April. Iacn.
'Ihs is to certify we have ha.l in e.onsta'it use
the Davis Machlue bought of you about three years
ago. As we take in work, and have madc the
price of it several limes over, we don't. want any
better machine. It Is always ready to do any kind
of work we have to dIo. No puckeringor skipplug
stitches. We can only say we are well please I
anti wish no better machine,
tATllERINR WYi.t1 AND Starel.
A pril 25i, 1983. .
I have no fault to ad with my macl ne, and
don't want any better. I have n tle the irice of
it severa times by taking in sewing. It is always
ready to do Its work. I think it a first-class ma
chine. I feel I nan't. sy too much for the D.ivL
Vertical Feed Machine.
Mas. THoMAs SITlH.
Fairfield county, April. 1883.
Mu. J. 0. BoAa-D'ar Sir: It gives mne micl
pleasure to testify to the merits of the Davis Ver
tical Feed Sewing Machine. The na, line 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 hadl it. Am well pleasel1
andI doni't wish ior any better.
htooT. Ua wPoup,
Uranite Qu'arry, near Winnsboro 8. C...
.We have used the Davis Vertical Feed Sewing
Machine for the last live years. We would not,
have any oilier miake at any price. The mnachine
lia given us unboundlei satisfacion.
Mae. W. K. TUaNsR AND D)AUaTRras
Fairfld county, S. C., Jan. 2?. 1883.
Having h)oughit a Davis Vertical Feed Sewing
MachIne fronm Mr. J. 0. Iloag some three years
ago, anti it havIng given me perfect, satisfaci on In.
every respect as a family machine, both for hea/y
and hlt sowing and never needed the least re
pair In any way, Ican cheerfully recommend It to'
any ofte as a first-class mnachlne~ in every particl.i
lar, and think It second to none. ft is one of tile
sinmplest machines made; my childiren use it witti
all ease. T1he attachmente are more easily ad
justed and It does a greater range of work by
mteans of Its Vertical treed than any other msa
chine I have ever seen or used.
Mae. THOMAS OwiNos. -
Winnahoro, Fairileid county, S. C.
We have had one of the Davis Machines idbout
four years and hlave always found it read to do all
kinds of work we have hadl occasion to do. Can't
see that the machine is worn any, anti works as
well as whten new.
Mas. W. J. CaAwvoupi)
Jackson's Creek, Fairfld county, S.'C.
- My wife is highly pleased with the Davis Ma
chiine bought, or you. Shte wouid not take dotuble
what sue gave for It. The machine has not
been out of order since sihe had it, anid sihe can (10
any kind of work ott it.
JAS. F. Fan.
Monticello, Feairileld cotunty, 8. U.
The DavIs Sewing Machine is simply A fes
ire Mas. J..A. GooDwvYN.
Itidgeway, N. I., Jtan. 10, 1883.
S,0O BAG, Esq., Agent-Dear Sir: My wife
as ueen uing a Davis Sewing Machine constant
ly for the past four years, anil it has never neceloid
-any repaIrs an i works just as well as when iirset
bought. She says it will doe a greater range of
practi3al work and (10 it easier and bet'er -than
aity mDaquiine she has ever used. We cheerfully
recommend it as a No. 1 family mnachine,
Your tru.y, JR .DVS
Winnaboro, SI. C., Jan. 5. 1888.
Mat. B0Au : I have always fotund my Davis Ma.
chine ready do ali kinds of to work I have had uc
- . easion to do. I cannot see that the macblue Is
Worn a partIcle and it works as weil as when ne Wv.
.Mas. it. U. GJooDiNo.
Winnaboro, B. C., A pril, 1883,
Ma. BeAG: My wife has been constantly using
thle Davis Machie bought of you about fiye yeari
age. I have never regretted buyig it, as it is
always read tor a .ind of fAily sewing, eite
iiea or ight t, l never ont ofli or nieeding
A, W. LADD.
Fairld,t S. C,, Ms rch, 18.
le plucked some sprays of mignonette
One morning, while the dewdrops, yet
Bright, glistened on each tiny flower.
IIe thought the blossoms passing fair,
Boause their fragrance filled the air,
Until the sultry noontide hour.
And then they dropped; his careless hand
Frailed to supply their life's demand;
And yet, man-like he marveled, when
They fainted, in the sun's bright glare.
He was so strong, that their despair
Seemed strangely far beyond his ken.
"Thirsting?" he questioned in surprise,
Then gave thorn drink, with tear tilled eye'.
Each floweret raised its low-bowed head
Save one, whose fragile stein had brokenI
Too late the carol sweet love's fond token,
The fragrant mlignonotte was dead.
SEEKING A DIAMOND.
Mr. Peter Pinto was, perliaps, one
of the most enthusiastic of modern col
Far be it from us to convey the im
pression that lie went around with a
pencil and a pocketbook bulging full of
papers in behalf of Tas companies and
cheap coal associations. On the con
trary, he despised trade and all its
plebeian concomitants, He kept a gen
ealogical tree, and prided himself on
being distantly related to some one or
other who had come over in the May
flower, and having a cousin who had
once known Longfellow, the poet. lie
read, studied high art and devoted him
self to the dream-world of the ideal.
Ilis floors were carpeted with tiger
skins, dimly splendid Eastern draieries
hung on his walls and shut out what
little sunshine filtered through the
medieval glass of his stained windows.
lie delighted in mouldy folios, rare edi
tions grinning Chinese idols and masses of
charmingly ugly Eastern lacquer-work.
But the taste which had the stiongest
possession of his soul, and which drag
ged most persistently at his purse
strings, was one for precious stones.
"If it hadn't been for that, I should
have been a rich man long ago." sighed
Mr. Pinto. "Of course I can't indulge 1
in it, as I should like-no man could,
unless lie had the income of a duke.
But I can aspire-I can aspi'rel"
And as Mr. Peter Pinto had inherit
ed a snug little fortune from his father
and fallen heir to the united savings oI
several maiden aunts, lie was enabled
to prosecute his caprice in no contem
ptible uegree. lie owned an Eastern.
opal, a black pearl, a pair of unap- 1
proacehably-tinted topazes,several peculi
arly-shaped turquoises and an agate f
with a human face distinctly massed in
its outlines. lie kept his treasures
locked in velvet-lined cases within the I
safe, and prowled around the jewelery
stores, pawn-shops and second-hand re
positories with a perseverance worthy 1
of Bruce's spider. And when lie became
inedit.ative and inclined to be confiden
tial lie would say:
"I think if once I could gain posses
sion of this White Heart I)iamond, I
should be quite-quite happy!"
But the White Ileart Diamond had I
to all appearances been withdrawn from I
circulation. It was known only by ru
mor. It had retired somewhere into
conventional seclusion, and, with
unparalleled modesty, declined to reap
''hat there had once been a White
Heart Diamond was proved by the con- I
versation of grizzly-headed old lapidar
ies, who had grown crooked by long
sitting over magnifying glasses, and the
tales of retired jewelers who had made
their fortunes long ago.
From all accounts, it was a stone of
m.edium size, but rare color and flre-a
stone wvhich was a veritable General
George Washington among diamonds
a stone whose renown had eveni reached
foreign parts, and achieved the dlignity
of ani especial article in the Lapidaries'
Journal of Vienna.
And to Mr. Peter Pinte ~the White
Heart Diamond represented the Roc's
Egg of Aladdin's Palace!
Until one day an old workmian in
precious stones beckoned him into thme
den where lhe was cutting sapphires w ith
a whirling little wheel, which sung
like a meochanical bmblebee at its
"I've heard of it " said lie.
"Of-" grasped ki r. Pinto.
''or.the Vhite heart Diamonid" said
"No!" shouted the collector, breath
"As true as you live," nodded the
old man. "I always knowed it was in thme
Jorgensen family. Couldn't ha' got
out of it, don't you see? But I never
found out afore yesterdhay as there was
an old lady-Miss Mehitable Jorgensen
-a second-cousin of old Jan Jorgensen's
daughter, livin' up ini the Catskills.
There was some old-fashioned sleeve
buttons come In to be mended yester
day with 'J. J.' on 'em. Bless your
heart! I could have told old Jan's
twisted initial.a anywhere. Didn't have
no monograms in them (lays, you know,
Niece left 'em. A pretty girl,, with
red cheeks. I'm to send 'em back by
mall when they're done."
Ni r. Pinto drew a long breath.
-'ll1 go to the Catskills at once," said
"Fair and softly, fair and softly I"
said old Caleb Griinder. "Tme White
Heart Diamond was always shy game.
IMinud you don't frighten it1"
I"I shall know how to behave," said
Mr. Pinto, with dignity. "The address
Grinder, if you please!"
And so, clad like uiito thme inevitable
sketching tourists who infest all the
wildernesses within a hundred imiles of
INew York Mr. P'eter Pinto put money
in his purse and started for time cottage
m the Catskills resolved to approach
the suibject with the most' cautious
wids and turnings of dip loimiatic skill.
Miss Jorgensen was a tall crooked
woman of lifty, with scant Ironl-gray
hair, a forbidding visage, and eyes as
sharp amid keen as those of a hawk.
llatty, her nelce-Mehmitable, junior,
as the old lady called her.-was plumpl
and -pink-cheeked with hair of real
poet's gold, aiid a laugh like the chirp
of a blackbird.
"Oh, yes," sai ietty, with the ut
most frainess, "amnty will be glad to
taie a boarder, Only, please, you may
transact all the business with me. Aunty
belongs to a fine -old family-I'm only~
related on my mother's side-and it
hurts her pride to think of keeping
boarders. So, if you would make be
lieve to be a visitor, it would be a great
accommodation, and no hari (one.
We can only spare the little garret bed
room; but there's a fine view, and you
will find everything very clean."
And thus to his unmitigated surpris9'
and amazement, Mr. Pinto found him
self at last under the same roof with the
White Heart Diamond.
Of course there was a certain outward
show to be kept up. Mr. Pinto was
obliged to spend much of his time in
the woods, making meaningless attempts
at sketching, while his heart yearned
after the mystic jewel.
IIe strove vainly for something like
confidential intimacy with his hostess;
but in vain-Miss Jorgenson froze
him. She kept him at ceremonial arm's
IIetty was social, smiling always
ready to talk, but Miss Jorgensen
never forgot that she belonged to a fain
Until, one day, an inspiration seized
upon our hero.
"By Jove!" he profanely exclaimed,
"'ll marry the old woman, if there isn't
mny other way to get at the White
heart Diamond I"
But that evening, as he came in, a
little later than usual, with the purple
twilight glowing in the horizon, and a
icore of whip-poor-wills singing in the
rlen, he met Hetty at the gate. She
itarted and colored like a rose-bud,
md, murmuring some trivial excuse,
Mr. Pinto stopped and picked up a
lower which she had dropped.
"Hello!" lie said to himself; "this
omnplicates matters. Little Iietty Is
i love with me!"
It was not such an unpleasant idea;
lut, of course, it could not be enter
:ained for a moment. The White
[Ieart Diamond was his soul's sweet
leart. The White Heart )iamond
mly was the treasure on which he was
Accidentally, as it seemed, but in
'eality from a carefully-laid train of as
iociations, the conversation turned on
ewels that evening, as Miss Jorgensen
at knitting by the lamp, and IIetty was
>icking over blackberries for the mor
ow's jam, in the outer porch.
"Talking of diamonds," said Miss
forgensen, fortifyiig herself with a
)inch of snuff-Mr. Pinto hated snuff
'there's a very valuable Siam in our
"Aunt," said Hietty, coming in,
'Mrs. Didcomb wantsttjhW *f~the
Miss Jorgensen bustled out. Mr.
?into smote the table with the flat of
"I'll do it!" he said.
And he did it, within the next half
"It may seem premature, dear Miss
forgensen," he said after having go,ie
titily down upon his knees, "but our
earts do not beat by rale or calender.
behold in you a congenial spirit. I
ove youl Will you be mine?"
"Goodness me l" said Miss Jorgensen
'Well, I never didl But, of course if
rour haipiness is involved- I wonder
what Hetty will say?"
Mr. Pinto clasped the wrinkled hand,
>ressed a kiss on the snuff-flavored
heek and with an ecstatic thrill,
hought of the White Heart Diamond.
Hetty came smiling in, presently, and
ffiss Jorgensen told her of the new page
in her life's history.
Mr. Pinto expected to see her blush,
cream, or perhaps, even faint away.
But she did nione of the three. She
lid nt behanve at al like a brokeni
aearted heroine of romance.
"uli, I'm so glad!" said she. "Nowv
can leave you with a clear conscience,
"She has been engaged to P'hilo
Wetherlie for a year,'" explained Miss
Jorgensen. "P'raps you've noticed her
)f an evening hangiing over the gate
wyaltin'. for him to go by with the
"Oh, aunty, I didn't!" said Hietty.
"La, child, it's nothing to be asham
xd of," said Miss Jorgensen, chuck
Mr. Pinto bit his lip, lie would like
to have p)itchied Philo Wetherlie, who
sver lie might bet over the cliff. But,
however, this had nothing to dho with
the White Heart Dliamnond, and when
hiotty tripp)ed out again, lie led the way
tis gently as possible to the fascinating
subject onice again.
"You wvere speaking," said lie, with
an Insinuating smile, '"of a famuous
"Oh, yes, ' said Miss Jorgensen.
*'The White Heart Diamond, they call
"I am something of a judge of such
matters,'' said Mr. Pinto, his heart
beating a reveille in his bosom, "If
you would allow mile to look at It--"
~Miss .Jorgensen shook her head.
I couldn't," she said. "I sold it
three and twenty years ago to my cousin,
PIllo Jorgenisen. lie wasa drowned oni
thme very next voyage lie made to Am
sterdamn-diamond and all, for lie al
ways carried it in a little chamois-heath
er bag next his heart, lie had a very
goodl imitation put into the setting for
me. I've got It. sonmewhiere up staire.
And, after all, what counhl I do with a
Mr. Pinto drew his breath with a lht
tle gasp. IIad lie sold himself for thme
rest of his days for a mere bit of paste,
a fasceted lump of glass, while all the
time thme White heart Diamond lay
fathoms deep in the sea! Angels and(
imfilsters of grace defenid him! It could
But he had a gecat deal of fortitude
aiid self-reliance, lHe played the de
voted lover to Miss Jorgensen's entire
satisfaction all tate evening, but when
ietty calne to epll him to breakfast the
niext, moring, his bed had not been
slept in, and lie was over thme lills and
In fact he had run away.
Miss Jorgensen was rather indignant
at first, but when Hletty exclaimed,
"'He must be a crazy man, aunty " she
concluded that all was unmdoubtelly for
"But," she said, with a smirk, "lhe
was cartainliy very much in hoval"
"Yes, indeed, apnity," said Ietty
with the utmost gravity.
And thus briefly and logically ended
Mr. Pluto's search for the faimous
White Ieait Diamond.
If there is one thing more than another
hat Pulasai county, Ky., is or should be
noted for, it it her immense production of
dried apples. In years when the crop is
good, the amount shipped from this place
is something enormous, (heasured by tie
dozens o' car-loads in rE -A the apple
crop this year is very geod, Pulaski county
can be depended on to io her share to
wards inflating-well, it not the currency,
at least the stoumache of the country. There
are no notably large orchards in the coun
ty, the most' extensive containing only 400
or 500 trees. It is rather singular, too,that
this should be the case, as no better fruit.
produo'ng county can be found in smorl
ca than many parts of Pulaski county.
The large quantities shipped from this
place are the united production of a great
many persons Nearly every farmer in the
county has more or less of an orchard, and
aq soon as the apples are fl, for the purpose
(sometimes sooner, perhaps) the female
portion of the household coninence con
verting them into the well-known 'schultz.'
Ordinarily they are simply peeled and
cored and laid out in the sun, either on
boards or a convenient roof, and old Sol
does the rest of the work. There are a few
ovap raters in the county, however. It is
only a question of time when they will, to
a great extent, supplant the old method of
drying the fruit in the sun The evapo
rated article always commands a ready sale
at several times the price of ordinary truit
and in additu:m no risk Is ria of having it
spoiled by rain like tihat which lies out on
roofs and boards. The evaporated fruit is
much the nicest and most wholesome arti
cle of food,and as, aside from the first cost
of an evaporator and the little fuel requir
ed to run it, the cost of the production Is
the sanie as the sun-dried-arucle, the dif
forence of from 100 to 800 per cent. in the
value of the two is no small item in its
favor. During their se-ison dried -apples
form an important part of the currency of
the county. The most of the merchants
in Somerset and all of the' country store
keepers deal in them,and when the farmer
or any of his family need any arttele for
personal or hoasehold use, they are sure ot
getting it if they have the requisite nun
ber of pounds of dried applo. ''hey are
paid for by the merchants altogether in
trade, no one as yet ever having done a
cash business in them. No dbu,t wht,over
would do so would do a laud- ill 1a busi
og s, but whether it would be..a.Jtw:-ng
price ieTtdif?dMh& 'r"pboid. $1 04
bushel of twenty-six-pounds, thoughson,e
times the price has gone a little below that
and at other times above it, Last year
they brought four cents, while the year be
fore they sold at fro:n four to six cents.
Last year the apple crop was light conse
quently the shipments of the dried article
were not nearly so large as usual. Only
about 800,000 pounds were shipped from
here. The year previous the crop was tin
uusally good, and there was also a good
peach crop, and the shipment of dried ap
pies and peaches from this point airgrega
ted the enormous amount of nearly $1,300,
000 pounds, or over sixty nar-i'tw?.. Of
this amount probably not more than one
fourth or one-flith were poaches. The av
erage price pitd was five cents per pound,
so the revenue of the county front this
source alone was over $00 000. It must
be taken into consideration, too, that there
are numerous small stores scattered
throughout the county that bought up and
shipped a great deal of fruit, though just
low much there Is no means of knowing.
i'he apples as .bnoughit are put away in the
merchants' store rooms, andi when sufil
cient have been taken ini t.o make a car
load or more, they are sacked up in from
100 to 150 pound sacks and shipped to Cin
cinnati and sold. At present they are
bringing $1 50 per buanel in the elt,y, wit,b
prospects that the price will advance.
I'hore is a visible Improvement in the qual
ity of those brought to market this year
over former years. which adds considera
bly to their sieleableness.
Gar-dens have always p)layedl a gieat
part ini all our drieamis and r-omaiices.
In "Romeo and Juliet" you seue the
heavy-headed flowers hanmging in the
moonlight; muichi of the action of
"Twelfth Night" goes on in Olivia's
garden; of "Much Ado About Notha
lng' inm Leonato's garden; and we have
a Venetiaii gar-den in the "Merchant of
Venice,'" and lessoiis in Sicilian garden
lng in the "Winter's Tale," Whatonue
poet did all the others (lid, and the inovoi
of mlodern (lays wouild be missinig its
opp)or-tunity to make much Qf the tuix
ur-y of life that did not give ina a gaLrdlen
scone. For a garden .1s the out-door
home, whlere nature makes roofs and
walls, haigings and pictures, w~her-e
snshino andi( birds and flowers are not
guests, but imemnbers of the family, and
health is wooed to conme, and being
there, to stay. Wherever there Is a
garden, one thinks of it, as peop)ledl by
lovers, by pleasant gray-hi lred peopile
sitting ini the sun, by happl)iy laughing
chiildiren with their peCts anid plays.
Thioseof us who have a gardena count
the days before we caii stay there hours
togethe-, book In hand, without injuiry;
thmo.e of us who have none long for the
time to come when we can walk ini omir
own piathis, p)luck the grape of oiii owvn
vines, and the roses of our owni trees:
we aire only too sure that there are few
thlings bettor in lit'e than the lpossess on
and cultivation of-a gardeii; andi we nill
rmemmber read Iiig the old propheit's
words whxen the Lord promises to turn
the wilderness into a gar-deni with pools
and streams anid trees for the sulfei-ing,
as If it were the last, best, greatest
blessing that couid be given: "\When
the poor and needy seek water, anid
there is none, aiid their tonigue faileth
for thirst, I the Lord will hear them, I
the God of Israel wvill not forsake them.
I-will open rivers in high places, and
fountains in time midst of the valleys: I
will make the wilderness a pool of wat
er, and the dry land springs of water,
I will plant in the wilderness thte cedar
the shittah tree, and the myrtle, and
the oil tree; I will set.in the dert the
fir tree, and the pingm and the box tree
While a reporter was sitting behind
the railing of a large telegraph otflce
yesterday listening to the ceaseless
chatter of the instruments, he vent
nred to ask a youthful manipulator of
lightning if he had been long on the
line. The youth straightened up and
"'Bout flve years."
"Must know all the boys on the
"Yes, know 'em over the wire if I
don't any other way. Lots -of 'eit
never saw, but when they take hokt o
the key and begin to call I know who
t rThere is no more interesting feature
of the telegraphic service than the
ability, acquired through practice, to
distinguish between the different opera
tors on a line by the manner of their
sending. A corps of operators each
familiar with his fellow's method of
sending would scarcely need to waste
time to allix their oflice signature to
their calls, the oilce wanted being able
to judge what operator was working
the key. No operators in the city be
come more thoroughly acquainted and
conversant with the men on their wire
thtan those at the head of the great
railroad divisions, which extend in
almost every direction from the city.
ihe ianners of sending of their different
men - become as familiar to them as
does the handwriting of his book-keeper
to the owner of a batik.
During the conversation given at the
opening, a flashily dressed "sub,' bent
over the table and transacted the busi
ness with an air of dignity that would
have become a bank clerk. A moment
later some oflice on the line began
calling the main ollice, repeating the
call a dozen times without signing.
"Answer f-w," said the operator to
"But he hasn't signed yet," ventured
the now man suspiciously.
"Yes, but I know himu," explained
the operator and just then the ollice
calling ended up with a terse '"f-w."
"liut can you tell all the operators
on the line by their method of making
a single letter?"
"No, not always by a single letter;
but, there are very few men on my
wire that I cannot tell before they
hive written a dozen words. Just as
one learns another's peinnanship we
learn each other's mnanner of sending.
We have to get accustomed to all the
different styles. Some operators start
off with a hop-skip-and-jump gait and
keep it up all the _yav throult a mes
siowly and. steadily, and, should hI
have 5000 words to transmit, Ie will
not increase his pace. Then there are
follows who will rush in a iMessage of
six or eight words, sign, and close their
key before anything short of an expert
has time to get down the date. By
that we are able to distinguish between
While the electricity jerker was de
livering himself of the above informa
tion, his ear was keenly fixed on the
business of the line. lie turned toward
the instrinent a mnoment and said:
"That isn't George working at.
"No." said his youthful assistant.
"Ii was sent down the line yester
A moment later he heard another
friend in an oflice in which he knew lie
was not work ing. lie reached over
to the key, called up the ofllec, and
then spelled out:
"Ain't that you, F--?"
"Es," came back the answer, sleepily;
"been down to see my girl."
"1 knew it was F ," said the
operator, "you can never get rattleti
oni his sendling."'
Operators never tire in telling theI
woniderful legends of their craft, and
the stories of their skill and achieve
mxents. One toldl yesterday is good and
It was durinig the late wvar, when
everythiing wvas considered suspilcious.
A con fedorate general, accomnpainied
by an expert in telegraphy, dashed openl
the door of a little office on the Missis
Hipp)i river, and( placinig a revolver at
the operator's head toldl him1 to 'ask
"M ," 20 miles above, if there
were any gutn boats there belonging .to
tihe governmiient. T1hie operator was ai
Union man, iIe knewv if lie received
a negativye respon se thei uonfederate
would( move uipoin the helpless townt of
"M--." But, there was nto alterna
Live. T1hie other op)erator was watch
ing hint closely. So lie calied
__M___" and asked previously If
there were any gunboats In sight.
There wvere none withini 50) miles, but
something in the oplerator's mannier
of seniding led the receivinig operator
to suspect, the truth. So) be anisweredl,
"Yes; theme are two I the bay, and
from my wlidow I can see the smoke
from two others coming around the
"M ' "vas not mnolestedl. The
operator's sagacity had saved the towna.
An interesting incident it dlirect,
line with this subject, occurred during
the recent telephtonic exp)erimnents be
t,ween this city and New Yocrk. While
onte of tihe inistrumments was beimg tried
the wire becamie grounded. The
Mol'se inistrunitent, was cut antd the
words, "You are a crank," "You0 are
a crank," were heard over and over
again. TIhme ollice men were for a long
timte undertermnined to what cause t,o
attribute the breaks. No sooner would
an attemplt, be made to use t,he t,ele
phone than time same breaks would oc
cur agam, amid the samte message lbe
.sent, "You are a craink." By listening
atteint,ively, old operators conchluded
t,bat it wats the wvork of sonie oporator
hired by anm op)posing comnpaniy to th wart
the experimuent,s. TIhiose who wvere
unaicquaintedl with the circunmstances
held to the~ belief that the sender was a
student; but the opiuion of the opera
tors proved correct. Th'le "bridge"
was p)ut on, the brealc located and fouind
to occur between stations. It was af
terward traced down as thte work of an
operator paid to hinder the workings
of the telephone then being tried.
Trhteeason why so few marriages are
happy is because . young ladies spend
their time In making noe, not in mnak
Vuttng the Hair.
It may be that cuttijg and shaving
may for the time increase the action of
the growth, but it has no permanent
effect either upon the hair-bulb or the
hair-sac, and will not in any way add
to the life of the hair. On the contrary
cutting and shaving will cause the hair
to grow longer for the time being, but
in the en(1 will inevitably shorten its
term of life by exhausting the nutritive
action of the hair-forming apparatus.
When the hairs are frequently cut they
will usually become coarser, often los
ing the beautiful gloss of the line and
delicate hairs. The pigment will like
wise change-brown, for instance, be
coinmg chestnut and black changing to
a dark brown.
In addition, the ends of very many
will be split and ragged, presenting a
brush-like appearance. If the hairs
appear stunted in their growth upon
portions of the scalp or beard, or gray
hairs crop up here and there, the method
of clipping off the ends of the short
hairs, of plucking out the ragged.
withered and gray hairs, will allow
them to grow stronger, longer and
thicker. Mothers, rearing ttneir chil
ren should not cut their hair at certaiin
periods of the year, in order to increase
its length and luxuriance as they bloom
into womanhood or manhood. This
habit of cutting the hair of children
brings evil in place of good, and is also
condemned by the distinguished work
er in this department, Prof. Kaposi, of
Vienna, who states that it is well
known that the hair of women who
possess luxuriant locks from the tiie
of girlhood never again attains its
original length after having once been
Pincus has mia(de the same observa
tion by frequent experiments, and he
aids that there is i general opinion that
frequent cutting of the hair increases
its leng'th; but the effect is different
from that generally supposed. Thus,
upon one occasion he states that he cut
off circles of hair an inch in diameter
on the heads of healthy men, and from
week to week compared the intensity
of irowth of the shorn place with t'e
rest of the hair. ''he result was sur
prising to this close and careful observ
or, as he found In some cases the nun
bers were equal, but generally the
growth became slower after cutting,
and he has never observed an increase
in rapidity. Many beardless faces and
bald heads in the m1id(l1e and alvancinig
age are often due to constant cutting
1mnd shaving in early life. The young
girls and boys seen daily upon our
.rI .A.h wit.h m .l . ..- - -..
maven faces are year by year by this
fashion having their hair-forniiuig up
Littlo Flower sellers.
"it ain't in"sulniner as I gets my pro
lie was about twelve years old and
me was selling small bouquets at an ex
seedingly moderate price ill) and down
lourteenth street, Now York.
"Look at these 'ore roses-two for
lye cents. There ain't any money in
that. We've got to go a long way to
get 'em and we've got to walk ever so
rar to sell 'em. Why, I suppose I walk
bwenty miles a day right up and down
bere. About Christmas and - New
Year's, and when balls Is a rupnin'
best, we often stay up night after
night putting together them big flow
er pieces that costs such a heap of
money. They pay us $5 a night for
that there work and it counts up fast.
See this ere rose. Nice isn't? We
buy 'em for a cent apieco by the
hunildred and have to take our chances
on iiot sellimng 'oem, so you see we've
got for to Hell a good many to do any
business wvorth talking about. B3ut in
the winter this ere saine rose brinigs
ine in about 25 cents, and I git 'em
for about 10 cents. The sale of three
or four roses gives me a pretty good
profit,* you see, and if I sell a dozoii
why I have miade a uine day of it.
liut somietinmes I got stuck, even in
winter1 and1( that means a hefty loss.
You ain't got nio idea how these crc
florists Is dowvn on us. They won't
buy anything that we've got over
'cos they want to drive us out-no
miatter how badly they wvant what
wve've got. We git coldl anid wet anid
I rost-bitten, aiid somietimes we gits
kicked off cars, but that doni't matter
so as we kin sell our flowers. A good
(day ini winter is wuth, oeverything comn
sired, $4 or $5-takin' the average
of night work ini. A good day in sam
mner never goes much more nor $1,50.
.Anythinmg's better than nmothin', and
that's all you kini say for the flower
'The ancIent glory , of Wethershleld,
Conn., is departing. Tihis good old
towin can lio loniger claimi to be the
strongest town in the State because of its
onions. Fairfld counity is now the on
ion garden of the State. Tme land
there is adapted to the cultivation of
oinionms and they have Immense yields.
A resident of Southiport boasts that
from six pounds of seed lie got one
thousanmd bushels of onionis from a simn
gle acre of hind. Tihis year the onion
crop is doing usually wvell iiot only ini
Fairfield county but also In' this locality.
The onion pirodiucers of Wethersllold
report that they have had iio such
luck as niow gladdens their eyes f'or
years. The yield Is large, and( the on
ions are uncommonly large. Tihme prices
are not so large as somietimes obtained
In years gone by, but thme average has
been fair. The early ones sold readily
for $1 per bushel, but now tile price
huas drop~ped to abont 75 cents. At
these figures thme farmers are well paid
for their labor, but remembering old
times they are always looking for bet.
ter prices. .Back Iln war times one
Wethorrield man had a fine fIeld of
onions which he sold readily at $7 per
barrel. On figuring it up hie found
that lie had been getting at the rate
of $2,900 an acre for his onions. This
gentleman tried for the last twenty
years to equal it, but lhe failed to come
anywhere riear it. He died a few days
ago, and tTiough the crop of onions on
the same piece of land to-day is equal
to that which brought the fancy price,
it is doubtful if they would bring more
haumi ne uartor a much.
Tlie Allen Manalon, ie"hmoad.
A correspondent recently visited the
Allen Mansion, in Richmond, Va. and
gives the following description or the
room where Poe wrote the "Raven,"
and other of his pieces.
The room was large, spacious, and
papered in the florid style of a by-gone
age. Two large windows looked to
the southward, giving egress to a wide
covered balcony, with sanded floor.
That part of the James river thickly
obstructed with little green islands is
visible from here, while beyond lies the
pretty city of Manchester. But within
the room all was emptiness desolation,
and the spirit of despair. here it wat.
when in Richmond that Edgar Allen
Poe read, studied, thought, and wrote.
producing many of those wonderful
creations of genius which challengel
the-admiration of the world. I raised
0110 of the high windows, pushed open
a shutter, which resisted creak:igly ily
effort to make it performted a function
for which it had long been 'utlusecd, and
stood pon the long wide balcony.
Gazing down over the railing, i saw an
einclosire which gave evidence of hav
img once been one of Flora's favorite
nooks. It. was laid out in labyrinthian
paths, b >rdered with the evergreen box
which is so plentiful and luxuriant.
But now, large llg trees, crape myrtles,
o tenderly cared for, and doubtless
fondly looked uon by the poet's beaut,y
loving eyes, are trying to conquer an
existence in an unequal strife with wild
unfrieully weeds as tall as themselves.
I desceteld Ia flight of rickety stairs
leading into this forsaken garden, to
pather a few mementous of mny visit
'rui this once blooming and fragrant
parterre, and then, retracing my steps,
toiled up into the garret to see if per
hauce L could llud( anything- m11ore
-losely identified with the personality
of the poet. 'I'here before me on the
garret floor in piles and scatterod hiith
3r and thither in proniscuous disorder
was a nass of rubbish that, must hvo
been ages in atccuulatinhg. Fragments
of books 1 picked up, one after another,
searching the pages to .sc' i' any of
them bore his name. Here was at part,
of an old 1liad. There were dainty en
velopes with daintier waxen seals, such
as were fashionable in those days, in
dorsed in delicate writing. There were
bills from tichnond, New York, and
Baltimore mnerchants, in the name of
roster-father Allen. Bere was a copy
of The Colulbia fagazine, and very
likely Poe wrote for t,at, but his ntne
loes not appear in thi. - L..
..- .-. . .aac riO T s :a Ill, -
iloude, and lace. It had environed the
laintiest of waists in its day, and hid
lon a heart bounding with the hapiY
motions of youth and love.
Outside, the line old Allen Mansion
ears the perceptibie tokens of neglect
Lid decay. The window-glass in naniy
>laces is shattered, and shutters are
umbling from their fastenings the
once is falling down piece-meal, the
;ate drags heavily on a single hinge,
rttlhs are overgrowt with grass and
veeds, flower-beds are obliterated,
vhile sounds of love and inerrimnenht art
then to the place. The kind old foster
>arents are dead and gone, and tlue
>rodigal so often welcomed there with
oy and pride, and yearned for with
).oken hearts, crosses its threshold
8harks Along Jorsoy,
Within the past week or two sharks
ave been very numerous in New York
tmd Newark bays, and along the coasts
>f Long Island and New Jersey. As It
s cutstoma~ry for thlese t ish to stay ini
leep water away front the shore, their
)>resenice near the beach Is regarded by
r,he fishermilen and1( seastidO dwellers as a
remarkable ci rcumistance. Mr. George
Dempsey, of Elizabethport, N. J., whio
nas been engaged for neatrly a quarter
f a century in taking fish and oysters
from Newark bay, informed a New
York Star relporter that no0 less than
rorty sharks had been caught in the hay
"I have capituredi four of the sea var
mnints, and I mean to catch more of
them," saidi Mr. D)empsey, its lie gave a
hlitchl to his trowsers and took a fresh
eb,ew of tobacco.
"'Of what good are sulch fish after you
have capturedl tlhem?" quieried the re -
"WVell, thley are nuot good to eat and
their skinis are wvorthl'nothIig for boot
leather,'' wIas thle relhy; "butt whenever
I catch 0on0 of them I have the sittisfac
tioni of knowing that tliere is one less it
"'As there atre millions of themn in the
sea asin le shark cannot make much
"That's so; but I enjoy seeing the
'critters' die. It's its good as a circus
when they squirm andI( flap about.''
"D)o thLey die herd?"
"1 shouhl1( Say so. There is a wonlder
futl amiount of vitalIty in a shark. Some
times one of these luhcky fIshes will
live two hours after lhe lhas beoen taken
otut of the water."
"iDid you ever know of a person be
ing bitteni by a shark?"
"Yes; several such1 cases have takeni
place in Newark bay. I was bitten
once miyself. Ti'wo years ago my sion, a
ula in his teens, took it into his head
that lhe would take a swim. lie svas
out with me1 ini ai small boat, dredging
for oysters at the time. D)ivesting him-.
self of his.clothing, lie juimied iinto the
wvater, anid wvas swimming about, when
suddely lie screamed thlat lie ha'd( beeni
bitten. I sprang inl after him11 and was
pullig him toward tile boat wVlenl I was
bi ttenl also- A shark had grabbed mnc
by the foot. .I kieked as hard as I
could 11( ani ade the fish let go his hold.
My boy hand been wounded in the .1eg.
We managed to get into the boat as
best we could. We rowed ashore and
had alt Eliziabethport doctor dress our
wQunds. It was lucky5for~ lis that the
lish that attacked uts was a little fellow
or we might have fared a great deal
worse thtat we did. The sharks that
come Into the waters near the shore be
long to a small vairiety of. their tribe.
Usually they'are not more then 'three
or four feet 101ng.- Out in the deep sea,
far from land, there are sharks which
can bite a man's body into ihalves with
a single snap of their Immense ja.w,"