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TRFWEIFKLY EDITION. _WINNSBORO, S C., FEBRUARY .12, 1895.
. Now comes forward i scientist with
a scheme to move the Chicago rivpr. If
he will kindly hitch enough tagu to It,
pull the whole thing out into the lake
and dump It Chicago will rise and cal'
It seems queer that immdately after
the elopement of Rev. Conrad Haney
with a female member of his flock an
other woman should have committed
suicide "because she was not good
enough to be a minister's wife."
An order has been issued forbiddink
Gotham policemen to ride on street cars
without paying fares. The New York
copper's cup of woe is slowly overrun
ning, but the depth of his misery will
not be reached till he sees his peanu'
erquisite slip away forever.
In a Chicago Justice's court the edi
tor of a Bohemian paper sued for his
salary the other day. He claimed $2 a
day, while the owner of the paper bf
fered $3 a week. Think of the future
of literature in this country when for
$2 a day a man can be hired to write
editorials every word of which shall
contain not less than twenty-five letterV
and twenty-three consonants.
The French will learn by experience
that sensational and personal legisla
tion cannot be of benefit to the republic.
A member of the Chamber of Deputies,
sentenced to a year's imprisonment for
writing an- Insulting letter about the
president, was unseated by the Cham
ber, which ordered a bye-election to fill
the vacancy. The people, whatever
feeling they have about M. Casimir Pe
rier, evidently dislike lese majeste law
In a democracy, and when their ballots
were counted it was found that the im
prisoned libeler stood at the head of
the poll. Owing to the number of can
didates, he had not a majority over all,
and a second balloting is necessary. It
would have been safer to leave a libeler
of the chief executive of the nation to
the contempt of his fellow countrymer
The shark that brought the ship's pa
pers of the tramp steamer Capac safely
from Rio de Janeiro to Guadaloupe, in
-he West Indies, a distance of several
thousand miles, really deserved a pos
tal subsidy, though it is now beyond
the reach of any token of reward or ap
probation. It is not known exactly
how long the fish held the custody of
the -documents, but it was much longer
than Jonah occupied the whale, and
probably spread over a considerable
hitoric period, according to the shark's
chronology. No process of digestion
had begun upon them, not even upon
the dates and signatures, nor the seal
Ing wax and heraldry on the otffcial en
velopes, showing that the gastric fluid
of this variety of fish Is considerably
less corrosive than murlatic acid or
Gowanus vinegar, and that the creature
possesses occasional utilities not here
tofore dreamed of. This is one of the
fsh stories which we are not permit
ted to doubt, inasmuch as it Is testified
to by the bo's'n tight and the midship
mite and the crew of the captain's gig,
as well as consignees, supercargoes and
other people, every one of whom Is ap
parently ready to swear to anything.
The occurrence Is interesting to every
body concerned except the shark, which
had to be cut in twvo before becoming
Polar Bear Shooting.
The captain and I have just finished
sur dinner--I may mention in passing
that we are so far fashionable that we
seldom dine before 8 or 10, sometimes
not till next day--when Hans, one of
the shooters, comes in to say that that
there is a bear close by. We jump up,
get our rifles, and start off, at our' leis
ure, be it said, for there is no hurry
the bear is engaged on the carcasses of
some seal, the remains of our last
catch. We soon see and make to
ward him, but the ice is uneven, and
we are obliged to take our time. At
last we mount a high hummock and the
bear catches sight of us. We lie down,
and without hesitating he comes
straight in our direction with his slowly
swaying gait; a well-grown fellow he
is, and gets over the ground with speed,
although he seems to be taking it so
quietly. He is already behind the
hummock immediately in front of us,
not fifteen yards away. There is his
head visible over the edge, but we do
not fire, as that is all we can see of
him, and he does not run away. A
6ne head it is; too, the forehead as
broad as a barn door, not to exagger
ate. He rolls it backward and for
ward for a little while, then disap
pears altogether. We hold our rifies
ready, #6r it is impossible to. know
e he may show himself next. Yes,
there is his whole body appearing on
the Bide of the hummock, his breast
toward us. Both our shots go off to
gether, the bear growls, bites his breast,
staggers back a couple of paces, and
then falls. He soon draws his last
breath. He was a very large animal,
7 feet 7} inches long, and in such good
condition that anybody who had not
seen him would hardly believe that the
layer of fat on his body was in some
places three to four and a half inche's
Ihick, and the intestines were ar
rounded and interwoven with fat. He
gave altogether over thirty-eight gal
-lons of oil. The bullets had hit hiunim
the middle of the breast, an inch from
each other, and had penetrated the
whole length of the body as far as the
"Ha.ha." "What is it?" "A loke."
-What's a Joke?' "A simple turn of
;he humorwrist, See? Ha, ba."
(know where there Is hon-y in a J r.
31eet for a certUin litle ineud o:
And. Dorothy. I know% - ece ia. .. ate
That ouly wait san:ill han. s to lu1'rr' :
A wreatn for such a guicu liead as thiune.
rhe thought that thou art couingmakesalizla.
The house is bright with blossoms higi auJ
.md many a little lass and little lad
Expectantly are! running to and fro:
The tire within our hearts is all aglow.
We want thee, child, to share In our delight
On this higli day, the hl!*e:t and best.
Beeause 'twas then. erte youth had taken fiight
Thy granduamnia, of women love-liest.
Made me of men most honored and most blest
ihat naughty boy who led thee to suppose
He was thy sweetheart has. I grieve to tell,
Been seen to pick the garden's choicest rose
And toddle with It to another belle.
Who does not treat him altogether well.
But mind not that. or let it teach thee this
To waste no love on any youthful rover
,All youths are rovers, I assure thee. Miss,)
No. if thou wouldst true constancy discover
Thy grandpapa is perfect as a lover.
So come thou playmate of my closing day,
The latest treasure life can oiler me,
ind with thy baby laughter make us gav.
Thy iresh young voice shall sing, my Dorothy,
Son&s that shall bid the feet of sorrow tie'
-W. '. Gladstone.
The vast, mud-colored building
loomed out of the fog as the doctor's
brougham drew up, with a jerk, under
the portico. Against the dark lining
of the carriage the set face of a man
inside was visible by the light of a
portable lamp. It was the face of a
man whose mind is not at ease. There
were irritable folds at the corners of
the mouth, a restless look in the keen
eyes, even as they traveled over the
page he was reading. Sir Kenneth
Brandon. only shut his book as he
I stepped out and entered the White
chapel Hospital. The doctor always
read as he drove about London from
one consultation to another. It was
his habit to allow himself no leisure
for idle thoughts.
Sir Kenneth Brandon was one of the
ew London doctors whose names are
familiar abroad. He had made one
big discovery, he had done a great
deal of useful work, and at 50 he was
already making a large income. His
recent knighthood was popular-not
only among his patients, but among
his professional brethren-and his din
ners were among the nidest in town.
And yet many people -and, who
knows? perhaps Sir Kenneth himself
missed a hostes' smile, a woman's win
ning phrases, at his brilliant dinner
table in Wimpole street. Sometimes
-if ever he had time to think-per
haps the great physician might have
regretted the pretty, bad-tempered,
foolish wife, whom he had scolded and
neglected in the old days; the child
for.she was little more-who had fin
ally lefi their diagy suburban villa for
good; the girl he might have saved be
fore it was too late-for at first she
had left his house . after one of their
miserable, sordid squabbles, and had
gone back to her father and it was only
after a humiliating scene with her hus
band that she had finally disappeared.
She had disappeared, and she had never
come back. The police had been un
able to find a trace of her, beyond that i
she had first gone to Spain with some I
man who was unknown to him. After 1
that all was a blank. To all intents,
and purposes his wife was as one who
is dead. Yet the embittering quarrels:
of those early years; his se-yerity wyhenI
he should have been lenient; his care-i
lessness when he ought to have I
watched over the foolish young life
that he had sworn to cherish and pr-o- I
tect-were facts which, though he sel -
dom allowed himself to think of themn,
had left their traces written on thE
great physician's face..
Inside the large hall, where a mar
ble statue of the Quieen loomed ehilli-I
y out of the vague half-light, a lady
was already waiting for him-a fair,
high-bred face, with something ot the
look of the student, modernized by a
slightly bored air, such as iq often seen
in a cultivated woman of the world.
Lady Sibthorpe was a widow of leisure,
and was intermittentiy interested in a
variety of questions. She occasionally
wrote a short article for one of the
monthly reviews, preferring such top
ics as do not usually commend them
selves to the more tender-hearted sex,
for she by no means posed as a phi
lanthropist, and was understood to
have views a little in advance of those)
of the British matron. Just now, for
instance, she was interested in the hos- I
pitable question, and at a dinner party
the night before Sir Kenneth had vol
unteered to explain the internal work
ing of the "Whitechapel." The doctor i
never missed an opportunity of being:
useful to Lady Sibthorpe; she was just
the woman he would have asked to be
They met as people mneet who are
more than interested in each other.
For some time past Lady Sibthorpe haAd
known that he liked her, and for somie
time past she had almost made up her
mind that she might accept him, b-it
there was no hurry; they were both of
a certain age; they both had their oc-J
Supations, their affairs. And now they
turned up the stone staircase together,
n their w:ay to the woman's wards.
Lady Si1horpe paused for an instant
as they passed the operating theater.
The doors were closed- Outside two
porters were waiting with a stretcher.
Sudnythe door was pushed jr
and then there was a vision of anxious,
interested faces, lit up by a strong
idare of gas; of a nurse's back bending
forward, and of a surgeon's face blow
ing spray on to something that was in
visile. Over all an intense silence.
broken only by the hoarse whispers of
the porters with the stretcher, wonder
ing how long they would have to wait.
* * * Lady Sihthorpe was not emo
tional, but she shivered a little as she
In the "Catherine ward" the fifty
blue coverletedi beds effaced themselves
in the gloom c-f the long room. Here
nd tnera tha &MJighj iluis h
bland, unemiotional features of a nurse
under her smooth hair and white cap
the selless features of a wouma who
*as ICetirned to w1itne.s silzering vlti
)ut a sian.
1n seeing Sir Kenneth Brandon
ister Cat.heriue, a log-nuosed woman
ivith bright eyes, hurried forward as
%uperintendent of the ward.
The doctor introduced the two wo
aen to each other, and for a while
Lady Sibthorpe, note book in hand,
was absorbed with statistics.
"Now take me round to your pa
:ients, Sir Kegneth." she said when Qhe
maa done. Sister Catherine movedfor
wa'rd, a professional look on her bright
face. They stopped at every bed.
Lady Sibt-horpe asked que:4ions in a
business-like waty, and Sir Kenneth,
whose hbospital manner" was pro
verbial, addressed the patients in the
ame tone he would have employed to
a duchess. His wav with wonmen was
one of the things for which be was
justly famous. They had come to the
end of one of the lines of buds, and
were now turning up the other side o
-We have a new patient there, Sir
Kenneth," said the sister; "No. 29-a
opeless case-the last stage of con
;umption, aggravated by want and
lirt. They broughf her in from one of
'he common lodging houses. Pour
iture! she was in a terrible state
wnen she came."
"Indeed!" ejaculated the great physi
;ian, in his sympathetic voice.
All three approached the bed. The
aticnt's back. was tvrned to him, but
is steps approaehed - she tossed over
md lay on her back, her weekly vicious
'ace, with its tiush of color on each
heek bone, looking sharply emaciated
igairist the witnesses of the - pillow.
i'here were streaks of gray in the dark
iair, and the eyes--dull, slaty eyes,
which had once been blue-were blood.
hot.and red-lidded: .
.Sir Kenneth leaned forward and their
-yes met in a long star. * * * The
ears seemed. o roll avay * * *
ihe doctor's heart stood still. Great
3od! Could this horrible wreck of
vomanhood ..be his ..wife?.. * *
And she was going to speak? It wa?
L fateful moment.
But No. 29 only langhed-an un.
nirthful coarse and empty laugh.
Oh, Lordi Are you here?" she mut
ered, and tossed over.
The dootor drew a- long breath; be
ad grown a little paler before he
poke. "Poor creature; she mistakes
ne for some one else. They often do
Lt the last," he whispered, and then,
tking down the usual cardhungabove
he bed on which the patient's age,
iisease and diet, as-well as the.d
iame m ch rge of the case, were writ
en, he added urbanely: "Quite right
-perfectly right. Dr. Brown has or
ered everything that could possibly
>e of use. Sister, look after this caso
Lady Sibthorpe said something gra
ious and passed on. Not a featmi-e ol
he strange scene had escaped her. It
vas evident that something extra;o)rdi
iary had happened. That these two
he fashionable physician and the piti
be outcast on the hospital mattress - -
new each.other she had now not thme
malest doubt. :. But the three moved
m to the next bed, smiling and chant
ing as they went. Presently Sir Ken
eth Brandon urged a consultation ait
he other end of London at 5 o'clock
nd offered to drive Lady Sibthorpe
ack, as she had sent away her car
'iage. They were both rather silent as
he were bowled along westward.
A few nights afterward they met, by
ecident, at a dinner. The talk, like
he food, was stimulating; the wine,
ike the be-auty of the women, was rare.
:t was in gracefully artilicial mioments
ike these that Sir IKenineth, pessimist
hough he was, felt tenderly toward all
Sworld. Sir Kenneth, in - fact, was
elighted, for he was deputed to take
ady Sibthorpe down to dinner. She
vas a wouman who looked specially
vel by candle light and at dinner time.
er teeth her shoulders, and her dia
nonds w're proverbial- -three thing's
.hich, added to her native wit, made
he widow a much-coveted dinner comn
anion. Sir Kenneth, indeed, had
iever realized how devoted he was to
mer before. And yet there was an ex
yresson in Lady Sibthorpe's eyes to
light which he had never seen there,
md which he could not quite under
"I see from the papers that you have
een in Paris the last few days," she
laid, as they ate their soup; "I hope
ou have saved Europe one of its ex
"To anyone but you I am profession
mily tongue-tied," whispered the doctor,1
allantly. "Her MIajesty is now out of
anger. I was, in fact, able to leave
aris by the 11 train--just in time to
line here to-night. But I haven't
>pened a single letter or telegram."I
He kept the talk of the gossip of the
lay until he saw the corners of her
nouth' give way with a little tired
"And your article on the hospitals,'
'aid the doctor, bending his head ani
miling at the charming woman at his
de, "I hope you're going to let m
"Ah, my article will be on quite an
ther question," said Lady Sibthorpe
'I have been curiously interested in a
ase wvliih is typical te one 6f-the'geat!
problems of modern society. I h~ave
een three times to the 'Whitechapeh.
mince that day."
"I wish to heaven you would not rurn
my such risk! .We- doctors are hard
med, you know, but there is always
he fear of infection for delicate wo
"But that poor creature, No. 29?"
"Ah!" sighed Sir Kenneth, frowning
slightly, as he reached out his hand to
vard his champagne glass. "Dear
rav Sithnrpe, these are terrible
cases. They are cankerous, evils, eat.
ing away the very life of our socia'
"My dear doctor," niged the lady ir
per most delightful drr.wl, "you forget
what Mr. Lecky says. No. 29, on the
contrary. is the martyr of civilization.'
"Possibly," replied the physiciar
,rylv; "but meanwhile "
"Meanwhile the woman has sue
.un bed. *he died last night."
There was a burst of laughter fronm
ach side of the table. A well-known
2.C. was telling the latest joke. In
:he pause that followe( Lady Sibthorpe
;tudied the menu and Sir Kenneth fin
Kered some1 grapes on his plate. How
aiuch did :,je.know? It seemed to him
ta eternity before she spoke again.
"I have taken 'N o. 29' as a typica!e
:ase. The woman seemed to be what
ve ure now agreed to call a 'morally
leficient' person. Yet,.properly trained
mnd protected, 'No. 29',night now be
ilive, well, and a tolerably useful mem
ber of society. Think of it! That
.Pitiable woman was barely 40."
Alv dear lady," said' Sir Kenneth,
,lowly, "you have probably only heard
talf her story. Do you really know
LnVthinz about her"
Yes," said Lady S bthorpe, abrupt
!y. And, as she lookled him straight
A'Ltween the eyes, the doctor knew that
5he was aware of the wihole story. "I'm
aut sentimental," she added, with a
;mile, "but I have :taken a fancy to
have this wretched creature decently
buried-in some littl country church-,
yard. She shall rest now for good.
3hall I undertake the necessary ar
angements, or would-you perhaps pre
The ladie;. were risiag to go. Bran
ion bowed his head.
"I-I thir.k I would rather see to
his thing myself."
Nothing more was said. He sa'
lown again when they were gone, star
ing blankly at the fruit-strewn plates
ind the half-drained glasses. Her
rumpled napkin fell across his knee,
and as it fell he saw with a shudder a
vision of a stiff, silent figure in the hos
yital mortuary. He coul4 hear the la
les' silken trains and high-bred voices
as they trailed upstairs. And the doc
tor knew that when that -suave, desir
tble, but unrelenting -woman had
passed out of the door, she had also
passed finally out of his life.-London
World. _ _ __
"JUST LIKE A MAN."
me Application of That Sort of Treatment
Miss Banks, the -young American
ournalist, who, in her. "Campaigns of
,uriosity," has worked as a housemaid,
eclares that not oue of her campaigns
as "taken it out of her" like address
ng the Pioneer Club.
"They would have me speak upo.
he servant question, and when I got
)nto my feet I was % weak that I
jiould have dropped if \;he president
iad not supported me. I am not av
advanced woman,' you know."
--Why are you not?"
"Because I can never forget that .
cm a woman and that spoils the busi
iess. I think that women are a great
leal cleverer and quicker than men,
it I like a man to take off his 13.t
hile I tell him so. Somehow they
ibject to that."
"You do not want equality and ne
"No;' I tried that once and I didn't
.ke it. I was the only woman reported
n a paper, and was accustomed to
enient treatment from the editor, an
ld Southern colonel; you know how
~hivlrous the men of the Southern
tates are. If I wanted to see my
rssmaker or go to an entertainment
iothing was said about keeping office
iodrs. But onie day I overheard one
;he staff complaining to the editor that
[ ought to be treated like the men, and
ot favored because I was a woman. I
:shed into the office in a fury, and
old the old colonel to treat me like a
nan in future. Next day I was sum
noned to the editorial office, and there
,at the editor on the only chair in the
oom, his hat on the back of his head,
mis feet on the table and a cigar in his
nouth, 'I want you to go out at once
md report a meeting,' he said. 'But
.t is pouring with rain. Why dont
yu send one of the menu?' 'Because I
;el you to go.' I got quite angry atI
ast be-cause he still sat with his hat o:.
md puffing his cigar. At last it struck
ane that the dear old colonel was jok
ng. *Well;' he said, 'how do you like
eing treated like a man?' 'I don't
ike it at all.' 'Would you like to be
:reated like a woman?' 'Yes, if you
ease, sir,' I replied quite meekly. My
pinion is that if we women want tc
lo any good for ourselves we must not
ght the men, but make them love us.'
Mrsed Sweet-I= hear your son is en
gae.Mrs. Sharp-Well, he -has
brought back the engagement ring.
Mrs Sweet-What was the matter.
Didn't it suit? Mrs. Sharp-Yes; bu'
he didn't.-Bostonm Budget.
What Jacic would Do.
"Papa," said Jack, as he gazed at
his week's allowance, 10 cents, "do you
know what I'd do if I was an awful
rich king? I'd increase my allowance
to 25 cents a week!"-Harrer's Younp
Octived Bis Fears.
Watts-So you don't believe that the
good die young? Potts-That used
to worry me a good deal when I was a
boy, but I know better now,-Indian
Thought He Was sarcastic.
Nearsighted Old Gentleman--Littit
oy, how much does a bicycle like that
one of yours- Young Woman (in
LET US ALL LAUGH.
JOKES FROM THE PENS OF
.easant Incidents Occurring the Worl4
Over-Sayings that Are Cheerful to the
Old or Young-Funny selections tbat
Everybody Will Enjoy Reading.
"That stove," began the customer,
with deadly calmness, "you sold me
last week as an 'art store,' I believe?"
"Yes," admitted the dealer. "Isn't it?"
'It doesn't know any more about art
than a hog does about Sunday." "Eh?
What?" "I say it doesn't know the
first thing about art. I haven't triedit
on painting yet but it can't draw wortb
4 cta."-Indianapolis Journal.
A Broken Heart.
"This man," said the doctor, who was
showing the visitor over the insane
asylum, "is one of our most interesting
patients. You will notice that he does
nothing but weep all the time."
"What sent him insane?" asked the
visitor. "He was a Chicago man and
his pocket was pickad by a fellow from
An Urgent AppeaL
A Judo-e in crossing the Irish chan.
nel one strmy night knocked against
a well known witty lawyer, who was
suffering terribly from seasickness.
"Can I do anything for you?" said the
Judge, "Yes," gasped the seasick
lawyer. "I wish your lordship would
overrule this motion."-White Mount
A Friendly Tip.
Native-Wall, who be you? Strange!
-I am one of a committee appointed
to investigate the question as to why so
many lynehings oour in this section.
Native-Wall, I'll tell you, honest. It's
'cause so many strangers came here
a-poking their noses into other pAanie'2
business.-New York Weekly.
The Young Bopeful.
Papa (after the seance in the back
ron)-Do you know that it pains me
more than it does you to have to whip
Yu?: The Terror-No, papa, I didn't
know it; but now that you have told
-e I feel better.-Harlem Life.
Would if It Were Wicked.
T ucy (single)-Do you think it is
wicaed to smoke, dear? Fanny (mar
ried)-,No, dear, I am sure it isn't.
Lucy-Why are you so sure? Fanny
- Because my husband doesn't smoke
'io it.-Hudson (N. Y.) Register.
The -Coming Type.
"Why, Mrs. Jones, what a beautiful
iew hat you have!" "S-sh! My dear
Miss Smith, don't tell. But it's only
mny last year's one newly trimmed.'
'And he did it so nicely. Ah! Mrs.
Jones, that's the beauty of having a
usband!"-New York Recorder.
A Plot that Falled.
O'Toole-There, begorra, I've tied
.tarry's goat on the railroad track and
that train coming u'11 kill 'umn. Goat
Now, if I hadn't swallowed Mrs. Hooli
an's red petticoat yesterday I couldn't
aave coughed i~t up to flag that train.
Kate Field's Washington,
Near at Hand,
Staylate Kawler (arguing woman's
lghts)-I tell you Miss Bluntley, the
lay is surxely coming- Miss Blunt
ey (glancing sign'fcantly at the clock)
?ou are right, fr. Kawler. It can't
e more thl.n an hour or two away, I'u
At S1rs. Slimdict's.
Appy Tite (looking at the Sunday
daner)-Well, Kicker, one of us has
~ot to go hungry. I'11 match you for
hat chicken.-Kate Field's Was hing
Where the 'Toothpleks Ga.
Mrs. Wickwire-Goodness! there are
ffty-two earloses of togthpicks turned
out in this country every year. I won
der who uses all of them? Mr. Wick
wire-About fifty carloads of thenm
slip down into the lining of fellows'
rests, I guess.-Indianapolis Journal.
Herror on Borrors.
Mamma (breaking It gently)-Ethel,
jour father has had a fit- Ethel
Oh, horrible! (Nearly faints.) Mamma;
-"--of economy. You can have
but one Worth gown this winter."
Ethell-Oh, most horrible! (Does
Mr. Softie-Oh, I say, Miss Kitty,
your friend says I am a gibbering
idiot; isn't that cruel? Miss Kitty
Too bad, too bad. She couldn't have
thought before she spoke. She knows
the truth Is not at all times pleasant.
betroit Free Press.
Au Old Miaad Aunt.
The boy who has an unmarrifl, aunt
s in luck. She pets him, buys pres
ents for him, and intercedes in his be.
half wheni he gets in trouble. When
the aunt has children of her own she
pays less attention to her nephews.
itchison Globe. .
Hobble-I notice that iR some places
the autlhorities have prohibited trolley
parties on account of the noise they
make. Lobble-That's queer. The
authorities never interfere with theater
prties.-New York Weekly.
Cholly Chumpleigh-Yes; gloves are
worn in bed at night to make the hands
soft. Miss Coldeal-Indeed! Do you
wear nightcaps, Mr. Chumpleigh?
the Title Does Not Always show When
the Road Begins and Ends.
It might be supposed that railroads
ihich bear usually geographical names
would show by their title what points
they connect, but there are many
exceptions in this respect and some of
them are surprising, says the New
York Sun. The St. Louis & San
Francisco railroad, for instance, might
be supposed to run from St. Louis to
San Francisco. Actually it runs 327
miles west of St. Louis. The Mine
apolis & St. Louis railroad would ap
pear to run from Minneapolis to St.
Louis. It actually runs from Mine
apolis to Angus, Iowa, about half way
to St. Louis. The Omaha & St. Louis
railroad does not run from Omaha to
St. Louis, but from Omaha to l'atton
burg, Mo. St. Louis is 267 miles
farther east. The Toledo, St. Louis
& Kansas City railroad (or "Clover
Leaf," as it is more generally called)
runs from Toledo to St Louis, which
is the western terminus of the road.
Kansas City is 325 miles away. The
Toledo, Peoria & Western railroad
dose not run from Toledo to Peoria,
but from the Indiana state line to
The New York, Chicago & St. Lori:.
railroad (or Nickle Piate,. as it is
universally called) does not run from
New York to Chicago and St. Louis
It runs from Buffalo to Chicago, and
a passenger upon it coming east and
landing at Buffalo would be over 400
miles from New York, while a pas
senger upon-it going west and landing
at Chicago would be 300 miles from
St. Louis. The Philadelphia & Erie
railroad runs from Sunbury, Pa., tc
Erie. The Pennsylvania, Poughkeepsie
& Boston railroad is ninety-six mniles
long, from Slatington, Pa., to Canp
bell Hall, on the Ontario & Western.
The Fort Worth & Denver City rail
road is wholly in- Texas, does iot
touch Denver, and does not run into
These peculiarities in railroa
nomenclature are supplemented by
another. All the coal-carring r...ds
runing latitudinally in the eastern
states have as part of their title the
words "and western." Here are some
of them: Delaware, Lackawanna &
Western; the New York, Lake Erie &
Western; the Lake Erie & Western;
the Norfolk & Western the New York
Susquehanna & Western; the Pittsburg
& Western. The quantity of coal
transported by these railroads col.
lectively amount to more than 50,000
000 tons a year.
Won by His Wits.
who wishes to earn money is some
times annoying, but generally excus
able. Now and then it becomes amus
Ing and almost irresistible.
"Say, mister, do you want your valise
:arried?" asked such a boy, running
after a man who was hurrying along'
the street, evidently bound for the
"No, I don't," answered the man, b
"i'11 carry it to the depot for a dime."
jersisted the boy.
"I tell you I don't want it carried,'
said the man, quickening his pace.
"Don't you?" said the boy, breaking
:to a trot to keep abreast of hie
"No, I don't!" said the man, glanc
ug fiercely at his small tormentor.
"Well, then, mister," said the urchin.
with an expression of anxious and in
ocent inquiry on his round, dirty face,
'what are you carrying it for? Why
on't you set it down?"
In spite of himself, the man's moutl.
twitched, and with a "There, take it!"
he passed over the bag to his persistent
aompani', who staggered rapidly along
without another word until the depot
was reached, where he received the
soveted 10-cent piece with a beaming
Emerson's First Book. .
In 1836 Emerson put forth his firsti
ook, "Nature," and the next year he
delivered an oration on "The American
Scholar." Hitherto little had happened
to him except the-common-place of ex,
istence; thereafter, though his life re
mained tranquil, he became known to
the world at large. He was greeted as
are all who declare a new doctrine;
welcomed by some, abused by many,
misunderstood by most. Proclaiming
the value of self-reliance Emerson de
nounced man's slavery to his own
worldly prosperity, and set forth at
once the duty and the pleasure of the
plain living which permits high think
ing. ".Why should you renoune~ yn a
right to traverse the straighit 4dm.s of
truth," he asked, "for the p:ce::A e:r~
comfort of an adre, house, and :rarii"
He asserted the virttie of manual labor.
Looking bravely toward the faaire he
bade his hearers break the borjds of the
past. He told them to study them
selves since all the real good or evil
that can befall must come from themn
selves. At the heart of Emerson':
doctrine there wa always a sturdy aw:.
wholesome Americanism.- Prof. U>?,
dr Matthews, in St. Nicholas.
Stone Is now sawn in France e' :l
reat rapidity and economy byma
of a perforated diu. of iron on~ who:
a coating of lead has been cut, th
perforations serving to connilet am,'
bIjnd the plates of lead thus formeod on
the two sides of the dise. The lead:
is kept well covered with emery, whieb
als on It from a reservoir above.
When ink Is faded the iron stili re
mans in the paper, and the ink eaa 1:
reproduced by the app'lication of :
solution containing tannic or gaii
I LOVES LAW AND FICTION. -
ICatest Professional Man to Tali
London by Storm,
The latest successful star in the Eng
lish literary firmament is Anthony
Hope Hawkins. His novels are issued
under the name of
Anthony Hope. His
m o a t successful
book Is "The Pris
oner of Zenda,"
which has taken
'1 the reading public
of Great Britain
by storm. Mr.
Hawkins is a Lon
don lowyer, whose
cynical style and
f r of naying
ANTro oY things prove very
.attractive to the average novel reader.
:'The Indiscretions of the Duchess,"
"The God In the Car," and "The Dolly
Dialogues," all from-his pen, are very
bright and readable. His dialoguev
fairly flash with delicate wit.
Time and Speed.
Infinite time is difficult to grasp.
Distance- Is more easily understood,
and some things which Sir Robert. - -
Ball has to say about the distance of
the stars from us will assist us In com
paring them to the sun. Of these the
most striking is Arcturus, and Dr. El
kin has put this star at such a distance
from the solar system that the orbit
of the earth round the sun must seem
from A returus as large as a penny piece
would, seen at a hundred miles. Arc
turus, in other words, Is perhaps a
dozen times as far off from us as Pro.
cyon Is, and Procyon, one of the near
-st brhght stars, is a million tims
the distance of the sun from us.
But the marvelous thing about Are.
turus i its movement, a very distinct
"proper metion" across the sky, though
not -as large as some stars. Late!!,
however, the spectroscope has ascer
tained for us the pace of stars along
the line of sight, and Areturus travejs,
it is now believed, at the rate of .880
wiles a second. Such speed as this Is
truly terrific, and we may well ask
where this furious star is hurrying to.
As Arcturus, ten generations hence,
will not have moved to the eye by as
much as the diameter of the moon, wie
shall have plenity of opportunity 91
discussing the question.-The Spe
Germans are not given to dotag
ihings by halves. When they- study,
they do it with thoroughness. Even
.u their apologies they go to the roo0
Here, for example, Is a card pub.
.ished by a tailor in the "agony col
nmn" of a Berlin newspaper. Evi.
dently he believes that an open confeis
-ion is good for the body as well as for
"I herewith declare that the jouruey
nan blacksmith, Herr Karl X., Is a
rery honorable man-most honorable;
tnd I take this opportunity of with
iirawing the most defamatory charges
I made against him. Herr Karl X. has
ailready given me a good thrashing for
the said slanderous wolds; but Herr
Schiledsmann informs me that Herr ----- ~
Karl X. will not do so again If I state
In a public newspaper that he Is an
honorable man, and put a thaler in
Where the Snake Boards.
The prairie marmot and the bur
cowing owl come Into neignlborly
contact with the rattlesnake, but
the acquaintance does not quite
amount to friendship. The prairie
mar mot takes a lot of trouble and
builds a nice burrow, and then the
owl, who is only a slovenly sort of
architect himself', comes along and
takes apartments. It has never been
quite settled whether or not the
Lodger and the landlord agree
pleasantly together, bat in the ab
sence of any positive evidence they
may be given credit for perfect amia
bility, .because nobody has found
traces of owl in a dead marmot's In
terior, nor of marmot in an owl's.
Biut' the rattlesnake is another th:ng.
He waits till the residence has been.
made perfectly comfortable, and then
he comes in himself, not in the
friendly capacity of a lodger, but as a
sort of unholly writter-a scaly man
in possession. He eats the marmot's
family and perhaps the marmot him
self, curling himself up comfortably
in the best part of the drawing-room.
The, owl and his belongings he
leaves severe-ly alone, but whether
from a doubt as to the legality of dis
training upon the goods of a lodger,
Ior from a certainty as to the lodger's
goods including .claws and a beak,
Inaturalists do not say. Personally I
incline very much to the claw and
Ibe:ak theory, having seen an owl Kill,
Ia snake in a very neat and workman
like- manner, and indeed the rattle
snake sometimes catchies a Tartar
even-in the marmot. .
When tiehsefiIs itoo-coid we in
crease the draught of air In the furnace,
burn fuel faster and get more heat.
We can do something similar to warm
up the body when out in the cold. A
few deep breaths held longer than a
ual, pass more oxygen into the blood,
thus stimulating the tigue changee
that produce bodily -warmth, and this
method also drives the blood more
quickly and extensive lhrough -the
chilled capillaries of tlie -skin, a'nd dif
fuses warmth with a senlse of- exhilara
tion. Put that on your list of good facts
SOME women are like,-a mavis stom
ache; nothiing e-we agrac with the-m,