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T W EKLY J O WINNSBORO S. . MAY 24 1887. ESTABLISHED 1848.
Free' troi their prisons leap the crystal
Once more;the tmeadows feel their pulses
The air -again is conscious of the whirr
Of feathered 3odieys" racing with their
Along the courses of the sun's gold gleams,
A nd Time that Wonder-making conjurer,
Near sleeping Nature comes, and, touch
With his light wand,' lireaks through. her
Awake," he cries, "awake, for now the
Have yielded to the heavens' glorious
The wind'pays fragrant bemageasItblows;
The brooks and birds in tuneful concord
And in the-,woods'.the pale.arbutus shows
Her blossyps -lighta to 'guie the step,s
of Spring K'
A GRANDFATHER FOR SALE.
"It's all. 'ery well for, you, Cabot, to
-quote tiat rite remark about rank be
ing only ,he guinea's stamp. You
knoiv as 1el as I do that the social
,guinea-he 6 in Boston, of all places
must be stamped before it will go into
circulation, Society strongly rbsembles
retail trade fin this one particular. Let
ine Qifer a luinp of the purest gold to
any small dealer as payment for the
goods I have bought of him, a.nd he
would at once say he'd rather have the
-dirtiest banli-note in towu than my un
.-Stamped metal; wouldn't he?"
"Well, I -uppose he would. If we
were in a n ore'primitive state of ex
istence the yelloiv metal, as it came
froin mothel earth, would satisfy our
greed. NoW it has to be vouched for
.'s gold before It. can take its proper
'positibm among the other circulating
- "Exactly 'sol 'And as we are not in
a primi;ive sttie, 'but very 'highly cul
tured4one, I, for example, need to have
"a stamp before I can pass muster. All
the wealth my Midas of ta father left to
me will not take me more than just so
far; yet I dress according to the laws of
to-day, I don't,cat with my. knife, I
Iuo, 1 w,to. raise m; hatm to a lady; in
;t , tt, n yselfb. tiit . nalrQ a.
" rly good appearance. Iut I have no
grandfather worth speaking of I" And
though there was ,moc c pathos in his
tone, Maxwell Joniiings meait more of
what he said than he would have been
willing his companion should suspect.
Edgar Cabot glanced at him a little
,contemptuously; then he allowed his
.es to wander enviously around the
luxurious appointments of Maxwell's
Aoolhs. Everything bespoke an abund
ance of both money and taste on the
part of the one who resided , there. A
asual observer would never have sup
losecl that a man who could appreciate
he engravings and books which crowd
'(d thp iva1ls and tables was a- mush
room of anl hotur, the son of a man who
had amassed a; large fortune by the
manufacture of rum and judicious
lieculations In tjtocks and mines. The
monent that T m Jennings's business
41uu( i o4mer 1' asessions fell into his
sont' AAmu s,t ii t young man sold time
obno ious 'ldtil cries and went abroad
for thre'e years t finish the studies his
'falied~ 'ind sent him thei-e -to begin.
Old Tomn Jenni .gs had thme sense to
know that hie cot ld never aspire to any
higher piosition hi life than the .one.he
/was born into; b t he was (determuined
AO "ug).k0 Mwl : gentidman," andl so
acultivation nd study could do
~ y Jupiter, 'Jengifngs, if I lhad a
of your money fI'vouldn't caice a
une if I htadni't a grandfather!"
*Cablot, whose bank account was
rt as his-peQi'gree was long.
1ii I, Cabo wvould give a hun
u Qsand (10 lars this minute If I
e of :yolur ignifled ancestors,"
s answer , earnestly. "Yes,
it gladly I In any way could
great-u6ic "dr grandfather of
Ilow hats >erfect right to 8ell
inudubita his own, hasn't
ed Ca houhtfully,
rse h'e .
"I, as very ,kudws, am the last
>fmy lii of t y 'abots. I am badly
in want money -you think yourself
- -or, to me exact, Dr. and Mrs.
Itamndal nkM642.p in wvant of
anuucestors. Whvit; $1 .oit e me fort
any old C nel Cabot? Thme one, you
know, wh was killea'in King Philip's
'What absurd kleit" exclaimed
Jennings,- Ith iflaush.
"Not at il abdukda The oIld codger
a 11\V my 'eat suocle;'it' I sell him to
ou, why, C course, he'll be yo1tre,
r, if youi on'( llkehhnm,: there's my
'4randfatheo Jutdge Ciot---howV Will
he (Ill your. Il? N6w,*erihigs, dop't
look ko' m 'ed. . assufe. you lam in
dead earnes I am so harud up I'd sell
my soln-m .h more anch 'n trifle as a
grandfather-for a hundred thousanc
Jennings knew that Cabot spoke the
truth about his financial condition
and, being a good-natured fellow, wh<
was grateful to Cabot fQr several intro.
ductions which he valued very highly,
,especially- the one to the aforemention
ed Randalls,'rceterained to help Caboi
out of his pecuniary quagmire by hum,
oring him in his ridiculous proposition
"I declare, Cabot, if the thing werd
feasible I'd accept your offer with im.
menso gratitude. But suppose I shouk
tell anyone that Judge Cabot belonge.
to me, who would believe me?"
"If you were to buy him of me you'.
give mhe a receipt. for him, I supposel
Just as I would give you a receipt fol
the money you paid me for him.
Certainly I,sliotil," 'answered Jen,
pings, laughing at'the idea of giving c
receipt for I ancestor.
"Then you could truthfully say thal
you had documentary evidence thai
Judge Cabot was an ancestor of your
own, and that would. settle. it, is ]
would be careful to say so, too, for peo
nie rarely insist upon one's proving thai
So-and-so is his 'kin'; and if anybody
was still dubious you could be justly
indignant because " your word wat
"I think if I buy one of them I wouki
like to have the other to keep him con
pany; lie might feel lonesome so entirely
out of his element. What will you take
for the two?"- asked Jennings, seri.
Cabot looked fixedly at him for an in.
stant; then, seeing that lie was in .earn
"Oh, I'll not bargain with you in this
trade. I'll be grateful-if you will.give
me a hundred thousand for the two of
'em-the old Colonel and the Judge."
"Are you sure that will satisfy you?
Suppose I say ia hundred and twenty
live for the two?"
"That will suit me still better, of
course,'' said Cabot aloud. To him
self he added: "The fellow is a bigger
miuff than I thought. However, he is
i good fellow, and I will help him swear
'hat they are his kinsmen, just to see
,low many gullble fools there are in
he world. ..
onds or real estrite?" asked Jennings,
or 'litppy combination of both?"
"If you are really. in earnest, I would
iefdr a little of both."'
"Meet me at the Suffolk Bank to
norrow, at ten, and I will turn the
tin' over to you. It is an hour that
will suit you, I suppose, as you are a
nan of leisure?"
The hour and the whole ten r of the
[ roposition suited Cabot to a nicety; so
the next day the transfer was made,
Jennings receiving, in lieu of a given
mm of money, a receipt for' "all right
md title to the possession of the late
Colonel Henry Cabot and the late Judge
Frederic Cabot, fornterly the possession
3f Edgar Cabot, and to all honors,
rank, glory, etc., winch may accrue
from the ownership of the same."
A few days later Cabot proposed the
name of Maxwell as a member of the
very exclusive Wi~est End( club to which
le belonged. At this proposition thiere
was some demur, and Cabot quietly
said to one of the objectors:
"I know what you fellows are think
lng of. You fancy that Max has noth.
lng but lisa money to back him for ad
mittance here, but you are mistaken.
I happened to know-know, mind you
that lie can claim lawful ownershiip in
lis excellency, the late Judge Cabot.
lie las- papers mn ms possession. whuich
"Are you sure?" was the amazed in
"I an). I have seen the - docamlents tc
which I refer."
"It must have been on his 'mother's
side if thero wvas such relationuship."
"Didl you never hear of my aunt,
Letitia, whe 'disappehred :so mysteri
"I thought she committed suicide.'
-"Somne of us Cabots are such lunatici
that we think suicide preferable to r
mesaliance," replied. Vabot, signifl
So the story went around -that Man
Jennings had just .discovered that hi
w~as a deciendant of the old Cabot fain
ihy, and pheun his, name wvas proposec
for eleotion there was not a single blaole
ball against lum. He'was 'accoi-dingh
notified tia~t hi6 was duly eleoteti
membler of the Miles Stiefidish Olub.
As soon as Jennings received thiu
notification lie hastened to the Recep
tion Committee of said club, and ex
plained the whole matter to thenm
Whereat, pleased with his frrUtkness
and highly amused at the absurdity o:
tlie transaction, the club, at its nexl
meeting, .unanimously ,ele.cted him
miember "on his own mierits, and no'
those of his suppositious ancestors;'
ahd also, equally unanimously, dreppet
from its roll the 'name of Edgar Cabot
"No man who could sell his grandfathe:
not being worthy , , *ioble name of
a Miles Standish:* ther," was the
Dr. Randall, in comimon with most
of the sons of the first "settlees, was a
member of this same club,. so hoe.nt -
ally told his wife about the trani ti n
between Osbot aid Jennilns..t>She -
- "I am sire :1 evinces a veiy proper
feeling on Mr. Jennings' part to want a
grand(athr; "but surely he m ust ive
knowin tyat such a sale vas im asA.
What better off is le for th'. nominil
ownership. of Judge :Cabot? . Does it
give him any of the Cabot virtues?"
"Has the actual ownership of such a
grandfather given Edgar Cabot any of
those virtues? Do you thhik the Judge
has. much to be proud of in such an
heir?" asked her husband.
"You know, my dear, I never had
any love for Edgar Cabot, and 1 have
still less for him now. Do you suppose
that Mr. Jennings had any idea that this
purchase would enhance his value in
our eyes? He has certainly- been very
attentive to Olive lately, and I have
feared that she liked hini too well.."
"That will never dol" exclaimed the
doctor, emphatically. "I cannot have
one of my girls marry the son of that
old Tom Jennings, a most disrcputable
ol creature who possessed but one vir
tue, that of generosity, so tar as I can
hear. No, no; that must not be! I
have nothing 'against Max Jennings
himself, but 'blood will tell,' you
"As it has done in the case of Edgar
Cabot," said Mrs. Randall, aryly. She
liked Max, and she more than suspect
ed that Olive returned the love which
Mifx so evidently felt for her, and she
did wish that there could be sonic way
devised by which he could be trans
formed into a suitable husband for her.
And then his wealth, tool Poor -Olive
had not all the pretty things which
girls of her age ought to have, the
"There are exceptions to all rules,"
said the doctor, concisely, "and Edgar
Cabot is the exception to this one."
"May not Max Jennings be also an
exception?" suggested Mrs. Randall,
but her husband. made no reply, only
became suddenly ve'ry much interes'ed
in the evening paper.
A little later, in all about two months
after the purchase of his ancestor, Jen
nings called on Dr. Randall's family
one evening, and Olive's younger sister
an irrepressible girl of thirteen, named
Pauline, said to him, somewhat ab
"Oh, Mr. Jennings, is it trite that
you have bought Mr. Cabot's grand
"Is it true that Judge Cabot now be
longs to ine-that lie is , my grand
father," was Max's answer.
"Since Pauline has broached the sub
ject, Mr. Jennings," said Mrs. Ran
dall, "I must own that I am a little
curious to know what gave rise to this
remarkable story which is going around
about you and Edgar Cabot."
"Oh, it is very si;ple. Cabot was
Ihard up, and I traded off a few dollars
for an ancestor or two," replied .Mx
"Do you really mean to claim those
dead Cabots for your own?" asked Dr.
Randall, a little testily.
"I do.. Why not?" was Max's qjuery.
"Is not what you pay for your own?"
Dr. Randall could neither say yes nor
no. While he wvas hesitating for a suit
able answer whlich should cover the
whole grounid and yet not hurt Max's
feelings, Max continued:
"You kno;w, sir, that you value des
cent above .. money. Let us suppose a
case: If a man had a daughter, and
two inen were to present themselves as
suitors, the,one wilth a good name but
a poor purse, the other in exactly the
reverse condition, to whlich would you
advise her to give an affirmative an
Dr. Randall appreciated the full
even hiardler than the previoulb one to
be answeredl. Hie could not collect his
thoughts as quickly as his older daugh
ter did, however. Before her father
could frame a reply, Olive said, determ
"I think it would be well to let the
girl have some voice in such a matter.
I think that the characters of the two
men ought to be taken into considert.
tion. I don't believe any girl. Would
want:a mali who could-sell gfendfather.
She'd be more iopt to see Nyailig %ltall
ties in the one who didn't consider
money the only thing worth having."
There was no mistakcing;the: inifl.
cance of Olive's tones, or of her filihed
race. Dr. Randall loved his chidren,
so, saying to himself: "Max is at ieart
a gentleman, in spite of his extraction;
perhaps there was good blood on his
Imother's side," lie pretended so imake
jest of the whole matter, and' answered:
' "Ah..Max. you see what a minority
I'm In!; My wife always agrees with
Olive, and even Pauline echoes her so .
dare not dispute a word she says,
di looked pleased, and Mrs. 'Rban.
d41 positilye1y beamed on her hiiibband
13pt fancy the -eelings of all when Max
'The most singular part of the whole
affaIri e this:" One of my--of okt Totil
Jpi ninna's friends heard of this bargal
betWeen Cabot and me, and pitt me, in
th way of broving that Tom Jennings
lopted me in my earliest 'Infancy out
o liu orplhain asylum, whereI had been
,plad by mother just before her death.
She, was in consump ion, and as her last
few .hours drew near she made a confi.
dantIoi Tm Jennings's wife, and told
her that she had been deceived by a
false marriags between heiself ahd the
father of this Edgar Cabot. As the
years passed, and Tom found that the
dbots were not, as a rule, . dissolute
men, he thought he would Investigate
the so-called false marriage. Ho (lid
so, and found that it was a genuine one;
thatmy father, Edgar Cabot, Sr., lid
hag no Intention of deceiving my
iq4,her, but having died suddenly \e
fore my birth, had kept the marriage
secret.. only for fear of his farher's
wrath, for my mother was a plain farm
erfs daughter, poor but honest, as the
phrise is. Old Tom had become fond
of me, and knowing that the Cabots
had-nothing to bequeath me except the
name, he legally adopted me as his son.
So,gou see, I purchased my ancestozs
of niy older half-brother, Edgar Cabot.
I came here to-night, Dr. Randall, to
tell you this story:' To-morrow-"
6Mar, was your mother's name
Raqhol?" Dr. Randall asked, abruptly.
"Yes; Rachel Dennison, of Weston
"I was present at your bii'lah, boy,
an your mother tolil me this story. I
Inv tigated it for her sake, and found
it t ue, your father having been a wid
dwe before he met your mother. When
1 n'e*t saw her she was dead and . the
baby had vanished, so the whole tiing
went out of my mind until this mo
m nt.'.t Here the- doctor had to pause
to-rub his spectacles, and Pauline topc
tdygntag of hle llrief silenc .tQ,aay
" ow that you've got a grandfather
'of youi' o*zi, r siipoq'youtrOliver
will be getting married, and than' you41l
be my brother Max, will you not?"
Daniel Webster and Another Say
There is No Such Thing.
A gentleman who la6 'achieved quite
a reputation as anl extempore speaker
says that there is no such thing, and he
has Daniel Webster on his side in main
taining this claim, for that matter.
"There is, to be sure," he says, " such
a thing as depending on the inspiration
of the moment, but you have got to
sketch out something In your mind as a
beginning, even If only for the purpose
of throwing it all away, point by point,
when you get up. My plan is to go to
work about a (lay beforehand and im
stkine the speech that I am going to
make, from beginning to end. In the
calm of my'chamber, of course, I can
think iup a number of things to say.
When I get up to speank I can remember
these thing In a general way, but tile
difficulty Is to connect them logically
and continuoys8y. Very often the con
nection becomries exceedingly'rough, and
there is where tlie' inspiration of the
moment' ceomes in. .Sorne shred : of
thought 'thati comes from imglmpse of
some one 'in :the' room that; you know
taking the shape of a' humorous refer
ence to ilmt will hmelp, you out oander
fullyr for. the personal alwtiys takes.
Once get the people to laughing at some
of your -cafefully -thought out.extem
iporaneous humor, anid yoit can'get In
any sort of 'chestnut' on them-even
the story of the tran.p who was offered
a- ticket to a batiquet, when -hne was beg,
girig for money:to buy oed and' wiho,
when lie found out tlhere we going to
be aitor dinner spehes at 'this dinner,
preferred to go out and lie down behind
a' shed and die, This stora always
makes your heares laugh> aind acts like
a wet blanketion the fellowdwho come
after you,. thus> giving your address a
relative brilliancy that it might not pos
sess otherwise. Stories, stories always;
don't; f6rget those. And If you can't
renierubox the coenction that you were
goinig to tell them in,~ tell, them any.
Way... But if 'you really fin~d Ithat you
*have thought of somethiing new since
you got up, and are'a~tually inspired lic
pay something that y'o hadn't;'on- youi
programme, don't hesitate to say It
that 'one inspiration may, give yout
whole speech a flavgr of eintomporane
onsness. .And above all, don't get in
to y'our shell and ref use ever to make
sipeehes, becausd that is simply a meetns
of incapacitating yourselfe Talk up,
somehow, and. you will do as well as
the rest, after a while.'
Thme influenc o ne gd ?611
m'or&mhan that of teii great men.
*3BIEAK(NG A HEART.
What This Amusement Costs in the
P olish .Circles ot.Nanticoke.
A pretty-Polish maiden named Maria
Iuchminski, lis been playing sad
havoc vith. the hearts of several young
Polish gentlemen residing at, Nanti
coke.. Maria has been in this country
tlbgut six nontlis, but during that short
time' she managed to win the affec
tions of no less than half a dozen sul
tors. Among the latter were a drug
clerk and a miner. These two had a
lively rack as to who should win the
prize. Each tried to outdo the other in
buying presents for their idol. In the
course of th o the fickle maiden became
tired of both and gave them the mitten.
John Makinwinski, another young Pole,
then became best. man. He proposed
marriage and was accepted.
When Michael Anton, one of the old
lovers hen#d of. tho engagement he
almost went vild,; He quit work .i
the mines, and brought suit for the re
covery of presents or their. equivalent
presented to his false sweetheart from
time to time. H filed the, following
bill of particulars:
Dress goods for wedding dress. .. $10 00
Wrap to get married in. . . 1100
To clergyman.. . ............. 500
Three tickets to Wilkesbarro.... 1 00
Marriage license.*............. 50
Refreshments while 'in town ... 1 00
Fiddler........................ 1 50
Making dress. ............. 850
For necktie, gloves, etc .. 10 40
After footipg up the figures the
'squire found that $7.20 had been
charged for injury to heart affections,
time lost iii moving, looking up fiddler,
etc., and as. the other side objected to
the item it was struck from the bill.
The .iuire proposed that a compromise
be e'ffected by Makinwinski paying over
the amount claimed to the discarded
lover. At first he refused. Marhi
said: "All right; I won't have any
thing to.dowvith a man who .refuses to
pay forty-two dollars to keep me out of
Iail. I will marry ' Anton, - my old
over. The latter went into ecatasy,
but. his joy' was short-lived. Makin
gwpisk; said le wooilc pay' tie llli if.
blaria would <be his:-,IVife. : The girl
consented, And the moriee wda paid.
AN ANCIENT RUIN.
History of the Pioturesque Circular
Church at Charleston.
The 'ruins of Circular Church,'one of
the most picturesque ruins of Charles
ton, is about to disappear as one of the
city's landmarks. The church, or
i'ather all that was left of it after the
great 60e of 1801, has been a point of
interest to every visitor to Charleston
for the past twenty-flve years, and
with its twin relic, St. Finbar's cathe
dral, is soon to pass out of existence as
an ornamental ruin. Its crumbling
walls and its "coignes of vantage" on
its toppling tower have been the resort
of. the doves and sparrows for an inde
finite number of years, and its ivy-clad
walls have made up a picture of sad
and pathetic interest.
According to the information given
iti Mayor Courtenay 's Year Book of
1882, the church was constituted .be
tween the years 1080 and 100. Its
founders were Presbyterians from Scot
land and Ireland, Congregationalists
from England and Now England, and
French Protestants who'had emigrated
to South Carolina upon the revocation
of the edict of Nantes. The first three
ministers of the church are supposed to'
have been congregationalists. The
popular name .ol' the original church
wvas the "White' Meetimg," a name
which was evidently applied from the
color of thme building. In consequence
of the revolutionary war the church re
mained without a permanent minister
for six years, but in 1783 regulhr ser
vice was resumed. The original build
ing used by the congregation ,was only
forty feet square, but in 1772 the de
mand 'for pews necessitated' the con
struction 'of a 'new church, which wVas
drected in 1i~7$/ on Archdale street. In
1804 it was determined 'to build a new
and handsome edifice in circular form,
eighty-eight feet 'interior diameter.
'The yihurch was dedicated in 1800, and
ini 1838 a l6fty and gra4eful spire wvas
uadded., It was fromn the latter date an
ornament -to the city until it was burn..
ed in 1861.'
It is now pt'oposed' by the congregaa
tion to erect a new building on the site
df. the old. onme.. The object of the con
gregation 'is being materially futhored
by 4.he ' Congregationalists throughout
Ac nuious Optical, Experiment.
Select severalcardsof differeid colors,
a ut in thme centre of each fastened by a
I ttle'uullagO.a smiall round piece of
biaelk paper. 'El#e oyer tihe card thus
pgpare4 bieCs of Min white tissue
paper. The datiog ot hues which thme
blank assumes Is very n.musing.
ROYAL PtO' IdSIONB In OOREA
How the King 'Goes to Worshil) at
the Shrine of His Anoestors.
It Is not so easy to get a glimiise of
royalty in Corea as it is in countries
partaking more of the westerh nature
of civilization, writes a Seoul corre
spondent. The kiug does not occupy
the place of a god to the Coreans exactly,
as some have stated, but he does - act
as a very exalted high priest, and in
that capacity he sacrifices to Heaven
for his people in times of distress, as
during the recent cholera epidemic.
He is never seen by his common sub
jects excepting on certain occasions,
when he goes to worship at' the shrines
of his ancestors. On these occasions
the streets are cleared of the merchant
booths and all other obstructions, fresh
yellow clay is spread over the road,
mounted and foot police keep the
crowd in order, and the, king passes
by In a procession of near a mile in
length.. The procession is one of the
most gorgeous spectacles to be seen in
the East, and as modern civilization
will be apt soon to modify it,. it is cer
tainly well worth seeing. Already for
eign uniforms and guns are beginning
to rob it of some of its barbaric ' splen
dor. The king rides in a gorgeous red
throne supported on the shoulders of
thirty-two men. The carriage is open
and his majesty can be seen by all.
Usually the crown prince follows in a
similar chair, and very rarely the queen
is borne along in a closed chair so
arranged that she can see out bit can
not be seen herself. The king's con
veyance is preceded by large bodies of
soldiers in brass helmets iind red armor
made of thickly-padded cloth covered
with metal plates. Bodies of these
gorgeous warriors are broken by
companies of officers from the palace
and eunuchs. These men wear the pe
culiar court-dress, which is a dark
green robe of gauze or figured silk, ac
cording to rank and season, with an
embroiderled shield upon the back and
breast, denoting, by the figures worked
upon it, the rank of the wearer. These
flowing garments are held in place by
a large belt pf fanc.fully cgrygd wood,
trtoise-shell, or gold set with costly
stones. The hat is peculiar, and hard
to describe. It is like a truncated cone
with a piece taken out of the front, and
two wings projecting from the back.
It is woven of silk amid horsehair, and
is quite' open and light. The king's
conveyance in this procession is
immediately surrounded by the modern
soldiers with foreign rifles, and clothes
made something after the foreign cut,
of purple, bear-red and black calico.
They usually have numbers of ilaming
red banners and present a most. pictur
esque sight, while another body of men
make a deafening noise by shaking poles
supporting small cymbals. Following
the royal conveyances are other bands
of ancient and modern military olicers
and other representatives from the
palace, with occasionally a Gattling
gun. The ancient soldiers have their
own bands, which pour out the, weird,
monotonous music from flutes, violins
and hour-glass shaped dIrums. But this
music seems rather subdued in the
presence of a foreign trumpet, wvhich is
most faithfully "tooted" by the repre
sentatives of the modei'n battalion. At
first it seems pleasant to hear our own
bugle-calls in such a strange placee, but
as we try and catch the notes of the
strange music beyond, the * shrill,
unsupported and constant "tooting" of
our own bugle seems insolent, and we
feel compassion for the old-time strains
that are surely stepping aside for this
Tests for Army Swvords.
Here is the test to which the famious
swords manufactured for the English
Airmy are subjected at Soligen: The
blade has first of all to support a weight
of 16 kilograms placed upon its point
without -shhwing the least deflection.
This pressure is thent increased to such
an extent as to cause the bending blade
to slhorten by 16 centimeters, an4jm its
removal to snap back perfectly straight.
A hard blow is then given, first with
the edge and next With the back of: the
bilaae,'an an iton block, the Pi scribed
cuirvature, being carefully inessured.,
'then comes the bending'tesp, in which
the blade is subjected to a bond of 90
degrees, from which it has to spring
baok into the straight line. Finally it'
is carefully adjumsted, and not until then
does the receiving offier put his stamp
on the 12lade.*
* Incalouable Mlschte.
With every exertion the best of men
can do but a moderate amount of good;
b~ut it sera in thd power of the most'
contemptible individual to db incalet.
able mnischief. -