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TRIi-WEEKLY ElI TION. WINNSBOROS. C.. AUGUST 7,1894. ESTAFJISHED 1949
TAKE A DAY OMF.
Hills-they look so purty way off,
Set a feller w ishin'.
4Kinder think I'li take a day otr
An' go Sihin,)
In the fields they've raked the bay off
Jaybirds all disputin.
(Kinder think Ill take a day ofr
An' go shootin'.)
Rivers where the lilies lay off
Swallows crost 'emn skimmin'.
(Kinder tbtnk I'll take a day off
A TERRIBLE ORDEAL.
It was a wild night. Torrents of
6linding rain fell from the sullen skies,
and the Missouri River, swollen far
above its sandy bars, fretted agains:
the restraining banks and roared
A light gleamed from an upper win
dow at Blackbird Mission, and the
sweet face of Elsa Morris looked aux
"It is a dreadful storm," she said
shivering. "Surely Mordaunt and
Harry will not attempt to push on with
out the stage."
Superintendent Morris gave utterance
to a groan as he felt an excruciating
twinge in his gouty feet.
He had been laid un for three days.
It seemed as if he could not stay in the
house to-night, when his brave son
Harry and Mordaunt Steele, the in
dustrial trader, might be in deadly
"God grant they may not attempt
the road around Horseshoe Cliffs"' he
exclaimed. "The braves under Fire
Chief have drank all the lemon extract
at the post and are gloriously drunk. It
was culpably careless iu Hobbs to leave
the door unlocked."
"But his barn was on tire," protes
ted Elsa, "and he did not stop to think
of anything but his horses. How much
extract did they get, papa?"
"A case and a half," answered the
superintendent, vexedly. "Niue pints
of raw alcohol to be divided among six
Indians-Winnebagoes at that. Had
they been Omahas I should not have
been uneasy, for they would go and
sleep it off. But these Winnebagoes
set off for Decatur an hour ago, whoop.
ing like furies. Did Harry take his
"I think not," answered the girl.
"Oh, papa, you don't think the In
dians would molest the boys?"
"Heaven knows. They are fiends
incarnate when they get a taste of fire.
water, and Long Pime has a grudge
against Mordaunt. If only some one
could be found braveenough to ride on
and give warning! But it's useless.
No one will go in the face of the
"I will go!" said Elsa turning her
pale, resolute face from the window.
"You, child!" repeated her father,
dumfounded. "What earthly good
could you do even if you found the
way-you, a slight girl?"
"Not an Indian on the reservation,
sober or drunk, will harm me, and I
can ride Rowdy. If I start at once I
shall reach Decatur before the stage is
in. Let me go, papa!' pleaded Elsa.
-'Well, daughter, have your way;
ride over to the agency and get Rosalie
to accompany you. Her brother, Gray
Eagle, is the leader. She may have
inrluence with him.
A blush crept under Elsa's pearly
skin. Gray Eagle, a French half-breed,
was in love with herself, and therefore
his hatred of Mordaunt was intense.
As soon as Rowdy was saddled and
bridled, she mounted and rode forth
into the tempestuous night.
When she reached the agency, how
ever, she found Rosalie suffering with
neuralgia, and she was forced to press
In a half-hour's time Horseshee
Cliffs loomed up before her, and she
turned Rowdy's head around the curve.
circling slowly down into the ravine.
When she bad reached the little
bridge which spanded the dancing
waters of Big Blackbird Creek. she
drew rein and looked around her.
Then a stifled scream rose to he-r
lips as she saw a form rise out of the.
shadows and a brown hand gr-asp the
Gray Eagle! She recognized him at a
ce, and forcing her voice to be
dy, spoke calmly:
Kashwa, is it you? I am glad, for
will see me safe to Decatur. I
'a message to Fontanelle."
ray Eagle or Kashwa, as he was
ed in the Indian language, laughed
turally. He was a handsome, aith
young fellow, fairly educated and
Te Snowdrop is out late," hte said,
Wey "-Kashwa knows her mission.
She carries firearms to the young Amer
ican. But she conmes late!"
Elsa grew frightened.
"Loose the pony, Kashwa; I amt inl
haste. See! the rain is soaking through
my water-proof cloak. Let me make
haste, for it grows late, and the night
is very dark."
She chirruped to Rowdy to go on;
but Gray Eagle laughed once more and
reined the pony back.
"Snowdrop cannot go yet. Let her
promise first to be the bride of Kashwa.
He loves her. He will never give her
up to the American. Will she prom
"No," said Elsa, dcsnerately.
"Then the American dies H~e is
not at Decatur. He is Kashwa's pris
oner; he and the Snowdrop's brother,"
said the Indiam.
"Where?" queried Elsa, the color
receding from her face at this con
firmation of her worst fears. '-Where
has Kashwa hidden his captives? and
where are the other brav*es?"
"Long Pine and at the rest are at
Decatur. Kashwa waited in the pass for
Snowdrop's brother and her friend.
They are there bound to the big tree,"
with a gesture toward a large elm that
ea ten yards down the stream.
in an instant Elsa's little white hand
sought the saddle girth, :1nd a isto
gleamed before the astunished eves of
Hlis hand fell fromn the bridle as he
recoited froml the danaerus weapon.
The little whip fell with a stingiing
force along Rowdy's think. Tne pony t
bounded forward. anl an uplifted hoof F
struck the Indian full in the breast.
He fell like a 1'g, and Elsa rode toward t
the big elm tree.
"Harrv:'' her trembling lips breath
ed faintly. "llarry-dear liarry
where are vou?"
"That is Elsa's voicel" oxcaimed
her brother, somewhere in the gloom.
"We are here, iittle sister. For God's
sake, lend us a knife. Grav Eagle has
bound us hand and foot the drunkeni
In another moment Elsa had found
the captives. A few deft cuts with a
pocket-knife, and the tough grape vines
with which their hands and feet were
secured, parted, and Mordaunt Steele e
sprang forward just in time to catch the
faintig form of the girl as she swayed r
in the saddle. t
"Poor little thing!" murmured Mor- a
daunt. raining kisses on the white face. g
"What a terrible ordeal she has passed
through: If I could find that rascally
Indian, I'd puminel the life out of t
"H1-lere's his pony:" cried Harry, i
who had been inveztigating matters as
well as he was able for the darkness.
-"This is rare luck: I'll take Rowdy. t(
and vou can carry Elsa on Black Jim.
Aha! here's Gray Eagle, sleeping off
his debauch in tihe middle of the road. W
The storm will soon rouse him." ji
Not stopping to investigate the fidi- dj
an's condition, the young men mount Li
ed the ponies and rode off through the la
rain to the mi:sion, -eaching there Cc
about ten o'clock. W
Elsa came to her senses on the way
sufficiently to relate her experience, b:
which threw some light on Kashwa's t
msterious conduct. a
Shame-faced and repentant, the lat- A
ter sought an interview with the super- e)
intendent the next day. It was the bad i
fire-water, he pleaded, made him seek W
the Snowdrop's hand and attempt to
revenge himself on her lover.
He would uever touch it again, ift
Mr. Morris would only excuse him this
time. As he had been badly bruised
by Rowdy's hoof, and thoroughly
frightened iito the bargain, the super
intendent forgave him after a severe b
Mr. Hobbs keeps the lemon extract
at the post under lock and key now,
and it is seldom the Winnebagoes get a c
taste of ire-water in any form. it
A s11 ht Mlqtake.
The Conrecat-on (on the bank)
What's de mattah pahson? Parson
Dippem (excitedly)-De Lord bib
mercy! I 'lowed Bre'r Simpson ter
slip under de ice:-The Waterbury. tj
"Is your rector high church?"
"Oh, yes." "I suplose he calls sin, p
then, a moral obliquity?" "Higher at
than that. le alls it a psycholog- tc
ical eccen tricity. "-Truth. 1
Hie-I'd :ust as lief be hung ror a h
sheep as a jamb j. she-Well, you'll -
be hung for neither: you'll be hung
for a calf or nothmng.-Yonkers j
A Load Off Uiz- Mind. L
Not IHer Dinn' .
Youngiove-These are very hardl
times. tuy love, and you will have to
reduce your dlresmoaker's hlls MIs.
Younglove-That's as consistent as i
you men are: You act just as~ if I >
made out the bills:"Puck.j~
He--I'd lust as lief be hung for a
sheep as a lamb. She-Well, you'll
be hung for neither: yotu'll be hung
for a calf or nothing. -Yonker's
"Ar yu a native of this ya ish" "
asked a Scoten sherlif of a wvitnmess ti
howas summoned to testify inaL
ase of illiciting distilling.
"Mainstly, yer honor," was the re--1
"I1 mean were you born in this Lf
"Sa. I wasna born in this parish,
but I'm miaist a native for a& tht.
"Yout caame here when vou were al
:hld, J. suppose you meatu?" said the(
'-No. sir. Pm here a..out sax year
'-Then how do you com~ 'to bce'
acarly a native of the parish:".
"Weel, ye see. whan I ca ite here
ax sear sin' I .ist weighed e zht
tane. an' l'm seventeen stane ao.
Ie ye see that about nine st ine o' O
me belongs to this parish an' the .
ther eight comnes rom Cawlock-le."W
-Glasgow Herald. at
ImvoDAL freedom is the corner, Pe
tone of labor's temple. it
YoURi orthodox conservative op- w1
poses t-he extension or everything ex- to
)ANGERS OF FACTORY DUST
[azard from Fire Being Continually In- I
creas-d by improved Procu.ses.
T:ach development of nanufactur- .
ig procen.es aprears to au4pIent tht
te hazard, not merely by reason 0;
he dangers incident to the increased
peed of operation, says the New
Turk Jo.irnal of Commeice, and alsc
, the con entration due to thE t
reater units of larger buildings, but
iore especially to the greater amouni
r dust t rown olf by the more rapid
ianipulation of the stock in the nev
iethods of manufacture. The com.
arison of the readiness of ignition o1
die snaving to that of the log hold1
und in all comiustible mater al,
anely, the liner the subdivision the
reater the facility of ignition and
ie greater the rapidity of combus
on. The severe accidents occurring
1 those lines of siecial manufactur
it using powdered wood and pulver-;
ed , ork, so that these substances
in he classediasexplosives undersuch
)nditions, illustrate the occurrence.
:salting from such changed condi
ons. It would be trite to make,
ay references to the explosives of
'ain (ust in flouring mills or of hop c
ust in t onnection with the mauu- i
tcture of malt, but they are con
nually occurring instances of the s
qptos on of materials not ordinarily
icluded in the list of explosives and
h.cn a e made so solely on account.
rapid combustibility entirely due
A few days ago an explosion oc
irred in that portion of a print
orKs where the cloth was received a
to the establishment -in the gray"
rectly from the mills without any
eatment, and was being wound into 9
rge rolls preparatory to the pro- r
sses carried on in that establish. :
eut. The short, tine cotton fibers 0
ere shaken out of the cloth as dust a
the rapid winding to such an ex- c
nt that it became necessary to put
ventilating hood over the machine. i
n electric spark at the belt ignited a
me of the dust, and it produced an
:plosion which blew off the roof and C
recked the contents of the building c
ith such violence as to seriously in- C
re five men at work in the room. V
With the old method of opening c
id uicking cotton by which it was
own Into a "gauzeroom," there
ere numerous instancesj cf explos- P
ns occuring in connection with such b
as, but that class of accidents has.
en very much reduced by the pres
it method of lapper pickers, wh'ch *
nd tl;e cotton into a relatively r
umpact cylinder. The explosion of
tton fibers in napping-rooms are
ill of frequent occurrence. Within s
cent years a tire starting in the
rdroom of a cotton mill produced
explosion which was exceedingly e
olent. and spread the 1lames to au
:tent beyond the scope of the tire
)paratus and compassed the destruc. 1
on ot the mil.' The explosion from
ist in the various forms of continu
is driers used in textile mills have h
en such as to require the utmost
ecautions by way of construction u
id continuous cleanliness in order 0
secure conditions of safety. When a
e facing dust accumulating on the
usses of a foundry was being washed ~
orn the beams by a stream from fire
>se, when the works we e shut down a
iring an enforced vacation, such as
is occurred during recent times, the h
ist filled the building and was
nited by the tire at the portable a
ege, where repairs were under -
But such fires are not by any means g
infined to tLe dust of ordinarily ~
cogni-ed combustible materials. d
ires have been known to occur in
e dust of iron thrown out from the
mibimg barrels used for polishing
cks by their attrition on each
her. One form of the well-known
ro: fireworks, which produces such -
bright fulguration, is merely the
moustion ,f uinely divided steel,
Lcse temperature of ignition is so
w that the hand can be held, not 0
ly with impunity, butalso withouti
y sensation of heat directly in the
iitillat! .n of the fireworks. The a
elv powdered zinc, known as '-zinct
\iliary," which is used in connee
n with the rejuvenation of the .n- 0
go dye vats in the coloring of cot.
n, is so rapidly oxidized by a small
aounit (if moistuire that tires pro
Iced in that manner a: e of fre iuent
currence, and the danger is so well 1
town that many lines of waterd
ansortation refuse to take this
aterial under any condition what.
A m AlIligator Story. nl
"'Of all the inhabitants of the
eat risers of India the alligat r is
e most fortnidable," said Captainc
E. Balloai, of London, r'naland, at
e Laclede last evening, says the St.
auis Globe-Demnocrat. "Wh le 1 I
is stationed there several years agoa
saw a sight the thought of which
ways causes a shudder to creep over
e. A lady near where I had lived ~
nt a little: native boy with a letter
a friend at some little distance,a
th th: request to send a reply.a
ing a trus'.worthy little fellow0
me s';rprise was felt when he did a
t return alter a reasonable ab
ne. A fter waiting several hours
on no sign of the nmessenger, a
lhinig party. of which 1 was a
mber. was made up to try to dis- a
ver his wher'eab )uts. i
After scouring the country for
me time we came to the river
uk, and a short distance away saw*
dead allugator lying on the snore
th its greau jaws extended to their C'
most. Un examining it to dis-t
ver the cause of so strange an ap-t
arance we found to our horror that P
had devoured the missi: g boy, and
.d attempted to swallow his head
2ole. This, however, it was unable -
do, and had ueen suffocated in the a
tomnrt Th En's hed was still j
,overed by his turban, which, when
emoved, disclosed the answer to iH
nistress' letter. which he was faith
ully bringing bac:.. It was sup.
)osed that while attmrting to swhr
,he river he had been seized by the
Lllizator, as those huire reptiles are
'ery clever in concealing themselve
intil their victiu is well within
heir reach, and then pouncing orL
Devices of Lawyers.
Lawyers, even eminent ones, have
;ot ?.lways disdained the use ol
,ricks in the court..room, or devices
)y which they produced an etTe -1
ipon tLa jury more telling thau
vords could have done.
A suit was brought a few years agc
>y the people of a certain quarter o1
lontreal again-t a manufacturing
otnpany. The vile odors c, the
hemicals used in the works, thev
.leged, had made the neighborhood
intenable, and seriously lessened the
alue of their property.
Judge and jury were inclined to
urn a deaf ear to the complaint,
:he company was rich and powerful,
ud an "alleged smill," as their
ounsel declared, "was too intangi
Ie a grievance to grasp."
One of the opposing counsel was
een to go out and not long after re
urued with two glass retorts.
"H-le.e," he said in the course of
is plea for his clients, are the of
Duaing subjects of our contention."
le passed them to the judge and
ben to the jury, who smelled them
od smilingly declared them pure
-But," sa'd the counsel, the com
any mixes them"' He suddenly
oured the contents of one of the
atorts into thejother, and the nau
-ous fumes of hydro sulphuric acid
r sulphuretted hydrogen tilled the
ir. Judge, jury and spectators
hoked for breath. It was necessary
) adjourn court until the next day,
,ben heavy damages were at once
warded to the pla'ntiffs.
In a murder trial before a Western
)uit, the prisoner was able to ac
)unt for the whole of h:s time ex
ept flve minutes on the evening
hen the crime was committed. His
aunsel argued that it was impossi
le for him to have killed the man
nder the circumstances in as brief a
er od, and on that plea largely
ased his defence, the other testimo
y being strongly against his client.
When the prosecuting attorney re
ied, he said, "How long a time
,ally is five minutes? Let us see!
ill his honor command absolute si
nce, in the court-room, for that
The judge graclously complied.
'here was a clock on the wall. Every
ye i tLhe courte.oon was Lxea upon
; as the pendulum ticked off the see
nds. There was a breathless si
We all know how time which is
'aited for creeps and halts and at
LSL dues not seem to move at all.
The kten-witted counsel waited
util the tired audience gave a sigh
relief at the cose of the period,
ad then a-ked i.uietly:
"Cou;d he not have strtuck one
ttal blow in all or that time?"
The prisoner was found guilty, and
St was proved afterward, justly.
lDramat:c elfects, however, are
azardous agencies to use, as it is
ot imupossible to spoil them by an
afi climax- as a member of the
.nglish Parliament found when at
ie close of a tiery ad,uration to the
)verniment to declare war, he er.ed
at, "U.nsheath the sword." and
rawing a dagger threw it on the
"'Ah'" coolly said ani oppanent.
There is the knife, but where is the
A shout of laughter was the result.
-1 outh's Companion.
Nicotine and Tobaccco.
Many people regard toba co and
cotine as s:. nonymous terms. though
,is known that there are var ties of
)bacco which conta n practically n.>
i tine whatever. A venetIan doe
>r, Sig. G. R. de Toni, has leen
taking some exhaustive researches
2 "N.cotiana Toiacum"- the va
ety o; tobac o generally uscd by
nokers-and has just published the
:sults or his .nvestigations. IIe
ouls that nicotine, which is an alkas
,id, s located ch eily in the ep
armnal tissues, but is entirely abs n'J
-o the seedl and young plant. In
1e roo; of mature plant it occurs in!
ne cortical tissue, and espicially iu'
2e laver of ceils imimeuiately be
eath the epidermis. In the brauches,
a: stalk, lanmina of the l,.znf. pe
uncle, calyx and corollo it is con
ned ulmost entirely to the el.ilermal
hiS, and occurs chiefly in thiose at
le base of the hairs. 1n smaa;ier
.iantib es it is found in the anthers
ad p st., but the mesophyl and as
mnilation tissue of the leaf were en
rely devoid of nicotine in all the
L r. Toni believes the function of
cot nie to b~e sim~ply excretory. beingz
product of the reduction of oxygeu
;a substances. By some it has i.een
~sumed that nicotine exercises a
-otect ve influence on the tooacco
ant to keep marauding insects at
iy: but this a-sumption is not lborne
it by observation, as bioth ttc rresb
id dried Icaves are eaten by wan'
"Tell me all," he urged. "Not
>w," she answered shyjy. "You
tn begin," he suggested, "and claim
Sie :oor again to-morrow." .ile cited
le U'nited States Senate by way of
-ecedent.-Diet oit Trioune.
-A Parisian lady has been fi!;ed $10
idi condemned to pay $10 damages to
Ilrlaar for callingr him an anarhm.
rho Admirable Condid on of a Mau After a
"There isn't anyth'ng in the world
that I know," be said to a reporter,
"that wakes a man lo-e his senses so
:onpletely as being tuinbled over
and over in a fallinea car, and yet I
met a man once who seemed the per
sonitication of coolness in just such
a situat-on. As soon a- our car left
the track we were all shot from cur
berths in various directions, being
tumbled u and down and around as
the car kept on turning somersets.
Like the people I read about, we
Ian(ed in the watcr, and when the
-ar came to a standstill after its ter
rifyinz bumping and crushing, I was
so frightened that I could scarcely
move ry arms to keep my head above
"Near me was a man who kept his
"'Don't splash around so,' he said.
'You'll cut yourself. The car is full
of broken lass, laups, wrenched rods,
and rails, and you'll ha.k yourzelf to
'But I thought I was drowning
and I shouted my lears to him.
"'0. no,' he said, 'we are not
:rowning: we'll get out ot th-s easily.'
1tut it was not so easy to escave
as my cool friend assured me. The
whole inside work had been shattered
aid there was nothing by wh:ch we
could climb to the windows, whicn
were high above us, as our car was
overturned. lying on its roof.
"We made so many efforts to jump
up, always failing back into the.
water, that I became exhausted. My
friend, howevej, kept on encourar
1,1 inally, with his assistaIet I
managed to clutch a windcw framo
arid I got out. le followed rue
shortly afterwar '.
"The thing he did when he bad
cimbed outside was to examine aii
self for cuts and other wounds.
-Well, 1 guess 1 am alive,' he
"After we had set there for awhile
watchine with shivers the wreckers
wo king out to us, i% friend declare.1
that he was going to c awl back into
'Great heavens'?' I begged, 'don't
do that; we were lucky to get out
.nice. You might get pinned there
or d owned by the rising water.'
"'I have a waistcoat in there,' he
aoswered, 'and in the inside po -ket
there's over $1,000. I am going back
for that waist oat. My berth was at
one end and I might be able to tiud
"'In the face of my prolests he
crawied back throungh the windlw,
and when lie dropped down w th a
loud splash I was as '.attled' as if I
had been there again mysel '. 1 could
hear him pulling around in the water
I down the e for a long time while he
tished for his waistcoat, Finally his
wet head caine through the window
once more, a nd I never was more glad
to see a man.
'I got it"' he said, with a tri
umphant laugh. 'Pretty wet, but
I the bills seeni to be here. Watch is
gone. Too bad, too: it was given to
mle, but one can't expect to save
everything out of a railroad wreck.'
he added cheerfully.
'"He was a cool man, that fellow,
and nothing could disturb his good
humor."-Philadeli hla Press
Dicken~s as a Dancer.
IMamie Dickens. in the second of
her interesting papers on "NylFather
as I Lecall Him" in the Ladies'
Home .ournal, writes thus: My
father insisted that my sister Katie
and I should teach the polka step to
him arnd Mr. Leech. My father was
as much in earnest about learning to
take that wonderful step correctl~y as
though there were nothing of greater
importance in the world. Often ne
would practice gravely in a co ner,
without e ther partner o - music, and
I remue:nber one cold winier's unight
his awakening with the fear that be.
had forgotten the step so strong upon
him that, j umping out of bed, by the
s'an t illumination of the old fas.h
ioned ruisbliL'ht. and to his own
whistling, lie diligenitly. rehearsedI its
''one. I wo. oneW, two," until he was
onuce more secure in his knowledge.
No one can imnag ne oiur excite
mec't and nervo'usness when the even
ing c('ame onl which we were to dance
with our puplIils. Katie was to have
31r. Leeeb, who was over sIx feet
tall, for her partner, while my father
was to bie mine. My heart beat sa
fat that I coubul scarcely breathe, I
was so fearful for th -saccess 01' our
exh ibhi on. But my fears were
grundi ess, :rnu' we were greeled at
th !:cnlish of our dlance with huearuty
nm;iua:, wii'h was ituorc thaa comn
p'.at.'jn for the work which had
beenC expendled upon its learning.
M-: fat.her wa;s certainly not what ni
the ordinary acceptation of the term
woull b e called ''a good dancer." I
doubt whether he ever received anr
inusruction in the noble art .otaer
tihrn that whic~h my sister and I gave
hm. In lau-r ye'ars I remema'er try
ing to tea, h him the schiottisch, a
ci:nce wh ich he paritic'ularly admunirc'
nd' desired to learn. But ahihou~
e was so ondl of aanmcing. e:-.cep't at
auily gath.:rin':s in his own a hi.5
mi:o t i itima:- friemriis horuse I nuever
rernmber see:]m.: hi a ~;rtiipat.
A Ror 1i-,Ner'spper Wor'k.
In JKansas there is a woman who
nas a orty thre: year rec'rdl in news
papecr worwc and she is on iv 5 nrow.
>hle is i rs. .'. E'. h'ronton. or At':hi
on. :-he :ce1 n h -r e'.tgndelei .our
nalist I'cm ca er in her fli er's o i ce
in .\ewport. Iy.. :md -inc then has
been cornner-t va hal:1f a dozenCf
Kansas Iirec - -'-tel u ';lobe
Wi.: ar'e th1at ot her p.eople hiave
more t ime I,' de 'o' : thiad we ha.,
hnu.t not t e inuclini in
NOW CHILDREN QUARPEL,
The Game of Brag as Iverheard !a Fie
L eian TompUi-* Square.
Or one of the seats four little girl
were observed the other day indule
iug in the fewlnine-wasculine, al-sc
-propen.ity for qu:arreg. Tnc
most self-assertive of the group wa:
a diminutive damsel whose head wa
adorned with a hat of monstrous red
p:umage. Sareastic comments or
her part had evident!y irritated be
"she's a sassy thing, Sally. I
wouldn't speak to her no more," ob
served a young miss on the riiht.
The sarcastic damsel snitfed, but
I"Don't let's 'sociate with her no
more." remarked a second.
The three little girls arose, and
the third one had her say. "You
can just keep away from our party.
Mary Baum." she said. "We ain't
a-goin' te: look or speak to you no
The self-assertive maiden in the
upon her wh lom cowpanionsas the|
marched away. She shrugged he.
shoulders complacently. "huh;
Dere is odders." she observed, WLinl
a world of significance in her tones
A short distance away sat two lit
tie boys who were comparing note:
on family matters.
,;s folks has got de biggest fam,
ily," remarked the first oune coni
--Betcher ain't." returned his com
"Yes we has. Dere's me, an' me
two brudders, me daddy, me mud
:lr, me aunt and me uncle. Kin you
"I should say," was the respon-e.
-IWe's got seven gal:, and ooys in oUr
family. An' deres t'ree grown-urs."
'Well, an how, me daddy can buy
out your daddv."
"Kin he? Oh, kin he? Me dadd.'s -
boss-ca:' driver an' be owns .j1,i0
stable wid two hunnered hos.es"
SL-at ain't nothin," retorted the
imaginative youth. "Me daddy's '.
janitor an' he owns a bouse on Sce
ivenoo dat's Bbe stories high, anl
wi i a hun red people livin' in iti
See?"-New York Recorder.
A voung man who had been born
end brought up in a New England
country town began to prepare for
coliege, and decided that after his
college course he wo ld go to the
Pacidc States, and begin life in Un
iirit of a pione r.
During his two years of prepara
t on for college he was the most ac
tive member of his own church
which was declining in numbers.
owing to the removal of many faa
ilies to the city-and of the Village
Improvement Society, which had be.
come a social feature of the town.
Through his effo ts the church was
repaired and Its lawn and church
yard beautitied. He marked historic
places on the old roads, and set up
new guide poits. He secured a
drinking-fountain for the public
s.uare, gave entertainments in thc
poorhouse, and set out an orchard ou
the old home farm.
At old farmer, with crumling
buildings and sinking walls, met the
young man one day under the cool
village elms. and saidtto him:
"They tell me that you are going
'.I hope to go,"
"And then out West?"
"Yes, that is my purpoUs-."
"Then if you are going away to
leave us all, what makes yon take so
much interest in these affpirs of the
old town? What you are cioin' will
never do you any good, and we'll all;
be gone lif you should ever come back
"I think we ought to try to oe of
some :ervice in the community Jni
which we live." said the young man.!
" All places are endeared to us wherd
we have tried to do good. They
mnake pleasant memories, I am sure,'
If I have done. anyth ng for the ben
efit of tbe old town, I shall not re-'
This young man graduated weil
and went to the Pacilic slope. Jiel
succeeded in life. With his good
seose and eager, unselfish spirit lt
could hardly be otherwise. Hie be
name mayor of a young city, was sent
to Congress, and did much for the
development of his own State. It,
was suc 'ess organizin]g in his soul
that prompted him to secure the
tountain for the s'luare In the ol,
lm-shaded New England town. See
Ing what ought to be done, and theni
loing it, Is the way that succes .e
More thaon this. it is those whoz
think of things outside o? their ou. ni
ittle lives who are most likelv to
,ucceed. Such people make the
vorld better, and impress pleasan;t
nemnories upon the mind that th'e
~oming years cannot etiface.
Watches Ulrst came into fashion in
the year 1 7 at Nuretaberg. andlo
that account and because of their ie
culiar shape they were known
"Nuremberg eggs." They were :0
tl' egg-shaped, however, some uci
in im tation of pears. courds, earn
birds' skulls, etc. Norgan. the En
gl h curiosite collector. has an old
Lume watch in the shape oh a cow's
horn. which discharges a tiny pistol
at the end of each hour. Tile Earl
of Stanhope has one shaped like an
ngg. cut in iacinth ani set with dia
monds. A bout the year 1G20 watches
began to assume the shape now gen
erally worn, in the seventeenth
century. howeer, it became th:
fashion to make them irl the form ui
a cross.--St. Louis R~epulic.
--The ain'shouses of Fraince La
NEWS IN BRI1EP.
The skin of the cactus ptant is al
-Virginia has the world's greatesi
--Asteroids are supposed to be the
remains of a once single planet.
-The flattening of the poles of Jupi
ter can be seen througn the telescope.
-The apple has a larger proportion
of phosphorous than any other fruit,
-Giants usuilly have weak constitu
tions, and are shorter-lived than
t would take about 1,200 globes as
large as our earth to make one equal n
size to Jupiter.
-There are no known means by
which the scars made by smallpox may
-A dental infrmary, to care for the
teeth of the poor, has 'been proposed in
-A French barber has invented a
e-irling iron, the heat for which is sup
p:ied by electricity.
-A red skined fraud is being exhib
ited at the Antwerp (Belgium) exhibi
tion as Setting Bull.
-Tames McCloud of South Dakota,
has raised a horse which has eight per
fect hoofs, two on each leg.
-A H'7ngarian inventor claims to be
able to make from wood pulp a fabric
suitable for durable clothing.
-The temperature of the earth in
creases one degree for each fifty:five
feet of descent into its interior.
-The wettest place in this country
Neali Bay, in Washington. Over 123
in(L-is of rain fals there every year.
- t~i~spots were first observed in
61J, anu were then noted by several
astronomers at about the same time.
--William Boyer, of Honeybrook,
Penn., is the owner of a pair of mittens
knitted by his grandmother in 1777.
-A Frenchman has invented an elec.
tric aursqnai:o bar which electrocutes
inrmeet pests whioh come in contact with
- The lamp used by Epictatus, the
philosopher, sold for 3,000 draohma
soon after his death, in the year 161,
--A microscopic - examination of a
hair will determine with almost infah
ble certainty to what kind of animal it
-Letters are whirled between Paris
and Berlin through a pneumatic tube
700 miles in length at the rate of 20
miles a minute.
-On the longest day snow forty feet
thick has been known below the sum
mic of Mount Kosciusco, Australia's
-Scientific men have demonstrated
that a speed of 200 miles an bour can
never be attained by anything that
moves on wheels.
-E'ectric pianos, which play them
selves. the keys, being depressed as
though by some unseen hand, are now
-Pints are affected by various sub
stances, just as animals are ; electricity
will stimulate them, narcotics will
tupefy atd kill them.
-The price of platinum has incresed
fivefold at the Ural mines within three
years. This is due to the heavy demand
for this metal for electrical purposes.
-It is said of the fur seal of Alasra
thet there is no known animal on land
or water which can take higher physi
cal rank, or which exhibits a higher
order or instinct.
- A caterpillar in the course of a
month will devour 6,000 times its own
weight in food. It will take a man
t bree months before he eats an amount
of food equal to his own weight..
No receptacle has ever been made
strong enough to resist the bursting
power of freezing water. Twenty
pound shells have been burst as under
as though made of pottery.
--Hundreds of experiments have
been made to determine whether toads
could live when inclosed in blocks of
stone, and in every case the toad
died befor the end of the second year.
.-An astronomer calculates that if the
diameter of the sun is daily diminished
by two feet, over 3000 years must
elapse cre the astronomical instruments
now in use could detect the diminu
-An inventor has brought out a rock
iug chair actuated by electricity. The
.itter can at the same time receive
gei tle currents by grasping metal han
dIies or by resting the bare feet on
- -The uinderground telephone cir
eniits in the United Stateshave increa
sol f ro-n 225 miles in 1882 to 121,930
n~ir in 1894, and the number of tele
phones in use from 5187 irn 1887 to
M, )1 in 1S93.
-- Mummies of people who are be
lieved to antedate the cliff dwellers are
sid to have been unearthed in south
eastern U tah underneath the rumns of
the e brt d wellers. They are well-pre
-The light from the sun reaches the
enrt ai seven and one-hdlf minutes,
thuhte di-tance is such that a can
r eu-'L'il'ird 'rcm the sun and contin
Si:: i'-" veloccity unabated would require
more thcta seventeen years to reach the
-A 1:rse cn draw on metal rse
one~ a a t wo thirds times as much as on
rbitp.~enmet, three and one-third
timeca much as on good Belgian
c'fI-:e times as much as on good
c.;bbile-stone., twenty times as much- ss
on gooea rth road, and forty times as
--In Damnascuis, drunken men are
collea victims of "the English dis
-Oif ev-ery 100 cases of cataract, fifty
tcur are males and forty-.sii are fe
-The on-pring of a single nly in one
Lmmaer, if none are destroyed, may