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TR-WEfKLY EDITION. WIINNSBORO, Sm C., FEBRUARY 21, 18ISSTBIHE 89
RAuD IN HAND.
Phasure and pain walk hand in hand,
Each is the other s poise.
The borders of the silent land
Are full of troubled noise.
Sin is destructive; he is dead
Whose soul is lost to truth:
While virtue makes the houry head
Bright with eternal youth.
There is a courage that partakes
Of cowardice: a hiti
And honest-hearted fear that makes
The man afraid to lie.
How much we take! bow little give!
Yet every life is meant
To help all lives: each nian should 1liv
For all men's betterrueat.
PEN AND INK.
"I said it once, and I say it again!"
snapped old Uriah Tempest, irately.
"These sea dips will be the death of me
yet--the death of me, I tell you, Zoe!"
"Yes, Uncle Rare," murmured his
iovely niece, in the sweetest of voices.
"What do you mean by that, minx?"
he demanded, with a frown which
would have put the blackest thunder
cloud to shame.
Zoe's mischievous brown eyes were
dancing with mirth under the long,
curling lashes, but she looked the pic
ture of innocence, standing there on
the white beach of Useppa Island, in
her dainty blue bathing suit.
Her uncle was also in bathing cos
tume, made of flaming red flannel
instead of the fashionable white. He
did not look exactly like a Greek god.
He bore a remarkably close resem
blance to a boiled lobster.
Glancing along the wet sand to the
eft, Zoe perceived a well-known figure
approaching swiftly. She drew Uncle
Rare's arm through hers before the
startled old gentleman could protest.
In a trice they had met a huge wave
midway, and with a gasp he realized
that the first dreaded "dip" was over.
"So you think tLis bathing is sure
to kill me, eh?" growled Uncle Rare,
when he could get his breath.
"Why, you said it yourself!" Zoe
protested, flashing a dazzling smile at
Leigh Kingsford and his sister, Nita,
who had entered the surf some yards
Her uncle caught the glance, and
just as they met the third wave, man
aged to mutter in her ear:
"Insufferable puppy! What does he.
mean by following us here?"
"The island is free to all!" said Zoe,
indignantly, flushing to the roots of
her bonny brown hair.
"He is a fortune-hunter," the terri
i old man declared, raising his voice
to a pitch that brought the words dis
tinctly to Leigh Kingsford's ears. "I
shall stay in no longer if I am to witness
my own niece's disgraceful flirtati3n
with a person like that. Where's Mar
tin Smith?" raising his voice an octave
higher and wading hastily ashore.
The Kingsfords hurriedly left the
water as Martin Smith, skipper of the
yacht Sea Gem, after receiving the ord
ers of Uncle Rare, prepared to lift an
cbor for the home trip.
There were six bathers besides,1Ir.
Tempest and his niece, and the glances
they cast in his direction, after being
thus disturbed in the midst of their
"dips," were the reverse of compli
But the Sea Gem was his property,
built for the purpose of carrying bath
ers to and from the surf-washed beach
of Useppa, the favorite bathing-place
in the vicinage of Charlotte Harbor.
On the home-stretch Uncle Rare
made himself as agreen ble as possible
after his own peculiar method.
He kept Zoe at his side and read her
a lecture on the subject of fortune hun
ters and their characteristics, to her
intense but smothered resentment, aud
the very evident amusement of Leigh
Kingsford, who loungedwihner
--"If I imagined for a moment, b
served the old gentleman, irascibly,
"that you-Zoe Tempest--would ever
wed a rascally fortune hunter, I should
make my will at this moment and cut
you off with a dollar-that is. if there
happens to be pen and ink on board.''"
"Which there doesn't," growled
Skipper Smith, smoking his pipe at the
"Blue lightning!" ejaculated Uncle
Rare, highly enraged. "No pen and
ink on board this yacht, did you say?
Suppose I wanted to disinherit my
niece, how am I to do it, eh? Again I
demand how am I to do it?"
And he fairly danced backward to
the guard, transfixing the imperturb
able sJciprer with a glance equal to a
w~ele handful of the strongest red cay
* "Avast!" shouted the skipper, in
,udden alarm, as the boom swung
Saround and sent the 01(1 gentleman,
head-foremost into the briny deep.
- A yell of agonized terror bubbled up
from the blue depths; and Leigh Kings
ford, poised on the deck-rail for a
spring, as the yacht swung broadside
to the wind and came to a halt, saw a
aumber of writhing arms flung about
the portly form of Zoe's uncle.
"A squid, a squid!" cried the skip
And in a breath Leigh's fair head
. anished beneath the water, and arose:
close to the scene of danger.
It was indeed a giant calamary, or
equid-one of the head-footed mnoilusc
family. Its two longer arms were
wound about Uncle Rare, while the
remaining eight waved wildly about,
and the huge, filmy eyes glared fierc
ly at Leigh.
Calamaries do not usually attack hu
mnan beings; but this one evidently
mistook Uncle Rare for a remarkable
- species of fish.
Leigh drew a keen knife, and strik
ing at the squirming arms, severed
The squid sent a column of water
jut through its funnel, and worked its
nlbi-e eansions viorously.
uut as it would not relinqush its ho
on its victim, swimming was impossi.
ble, and Leigh continued to strike un
til all the arms were slashed off an(
Uncle Rare released, just as th<
tender, which had igeen hastily lowered
reached the spot.
The wounded sea monster brand
i'hed the bieeding stumps of its severe(
limbs, and ejected a stream of black
inky fluid full in the red face of UnclI
Rare, as they were helping him, mort
lead than alive, into the boat.
The dismembered calamary was per
mitted to escape after this last feat, anm
Leigh climbed into the boat, and witt
his own handkerchief wided the reek
ing face of Mr. Tempest and forced i
few drops of brandy between his purpli
"I thought it was his Satanic ma
jesty himself?" gasped the tempestuou
old gentleman, when lie was safe i
the yacht once more, with ni
niece bending over him pityingly
What did you say it was, Smith?"
"A squid," answered the skipper
his eyes ttnkling. "Or, as sailors of
ten call them, a 'pen-and-ink' fish
You know you were rather warm or
that very subject just before you fel
"Eh" eh?" queried the bewilderet
ldd fellow, staring with all his might
"What in the thunder do you mean?'
"The pens are inside," was the skip
per's lucid explanation. "The ink yot
wi1[ find you have already received, i.
you just take a look in the glass."
'Shade of Old Nick! Is this a lunati
Half-choked with laughter, Zoe fin
ally ma'zaged to make the matter clea
to her uncle's understanding, an<
brought him a hand-mirror.
At the first glance he shrunk bac)
"Ink! Is that Ink?" hegasped. "It'
enough to last me a lifetime. I sup
pose you would call it a judgment or
mc, eh, my little niece? And rightly
too, by the blue blood of the Tempes
family! I'm an old brute, Zoe. I'l
never make another will-I won't b:
Triton! Where's young Kingsford?
owe my life to him, and I'd like t
shake him by the hand. Zoe, wasl
my face and hair, and then call hin
in. By George! he's a fine young fel
low! Wait a minute, Zoe. If.you'l
solemnly promise never to say 'pei
and ink' to me, no matter what hap
pens, I'll let you marry Leigh Kings
Thi3 was coming down to humbi
pie, with a vengeance.
Zoe gars, the required promise, an
is now the happy little wife of Loigh.
As for Uncle Rare, he always doe
his writing with an indelible pencil.
Police Commissioner-Several citi
.ens swear that they saw Om2eer O'Tool,
coming out of a brewery. O'Toole'
Lawyer--But the defense submits tha
it could not have been a brewery
Police Commissioner-Wbat proof havi
vo of this? O'Toole's Lawyer-Tb
fact that he was seen to come out.
Kate Field's Washington.
A Physician's Fee in Sound.
-'Doctor, aboudt dis bill; I am rudde
short de money. Vill you tage it oud
in trade?" "Well, M1r. Einsteiner, per
has so. What is your business~
"Vel, I blay me on de trombone and
serenadte vou more as dwenty times."
Boston Commercial Budletin.
.The Bardest Work Is Getting the Job.
"It must be pretty hard work pound
irg the pavement with that great ramx
mer" said the idler. "Sure," said Mi
Grogan, "it is not the droppin' av th
thing on the shtones thot is the har-r
wor-rk at all. It is the liftin' avi
& Different Case.
Old Gravely-If you do not care t
be my wife perhaps the prospect of be
ing a rich young widow might temlJ
you. Minnie (eagerly)-Oh, M3
Gravely! If I were only sure I coul
trust vou.-Spare Moments.
In Secret Session.
"Papa," remarked the M. P.'s daugt
ter looking at the clock. "WVhat is il
Lou" asked papa, who had lingered i:
the parlor with the young people. "1
is 9 o'clock; at this time George and
usually go into commitee" The:
But HowAbout Getting Yt Up Again?
Sammy Suburb--Whoop! Pop ha
Dought a new house on the blue
Neighbor Boy-Nice place? Sammy
Jus't jolly. The lawn is so ste2ep tha
all I'll have to do will be to st-irt th'
lawnu mower at the top and ride down ii
Did you ever hear two married wc
Len take leave of each other at- th
gate on a mild evening? This is hos
they do it-"Good-bye!" "Good-bye
Come down and see us soon." "
will. Good-bye!" "Good-bye! Don'
forget to come up." "I won't. B
sure and bring Sarah Jane with yol
next time." "I will. i'd have brough
hr up this time, but she wvasnt ver
well. She wanted to come awfully.
"Did she now? That was too bad! B
sure and bring her next time." "
will; and you be sure and bring th
baby." "I will. I forgot to tell yo
that he's cut another tooth." "Yo
don't say so! How many has he now?
"Five. 'It makes him awfully cross.
"I dare say it does this hot weathel
Well good-bye! Don't forget to corn
down." "No, I won't. Don't you foi
get to come up. Good-bye!" An
AUTOXrATIC machines have been dE
vised for use on a moving train whic:
mechanically record 'the condition c
every foot of the trac.
ifon to dayllgnt, but likes to spend I
,n the bosom of his family, or at leas
idjacent to it. It should nut be sup
>osed that because he roams about a
:fght he neglec.s his family. Heroam
hn order to fill the family larder. H,
lever bothers small game so long a
'here is big game within reach. Who
leeling fit he can take an ox in hi
nouth and jump fences and ditche
like a professional steeplechaser. -
The Subject of Feeding.
The vast majority of people are ab
solutely wrong on the subject of feed
ing; they think that rich and luxuriou
people, feeding on the richest and mos
uxurious foods, are the most fortunat
and healthy people. I assure you it i:
just the reverse. I am the Director c
in insurance company, and am oblige,
often to form an estimate of the com
mercial value of life; if, then, Wo pei
sons of the same age and constitutionE
build come for calculation as to th
monetary value of their future live,
and if one be rich and luxurious, an
the other be competent and fruga
frugal even to abstemiousness,I woul
value the life of the frugal person a
20 per cent. at least better than that c
the rich and luxurious person.
Dives dies in plenty, Lazarus i
poverty. Do not die like Lazarus i
you can help it, and do not die lik
Dives if you have the opportunity; bu
lnd the happy condition, easy enoug)
to find if you determine to learn hol
on least food you can do the most an
best work. Never eat until you ar,
satiated; never eat in the day on
heavy meal, but divide your food int
three light meals, equally distribute
Ks to time and quantity; eat slowl3
take small mouthfuls; masticate, c
hew, your food well; touch your foo,
with your fingers as little as possible
do not cry out for animal food mor
than twice a day at most; have all ani
mal food well cooked, and do not foi
get fruit as food.
In -Queen Elizabeth's time th
range, the golden fruit of the Hesper
ides, might find its way to the Queen'
table; but such fruit was indeed scarce
Joints of meat were cut up with th
frill of paper round the end of the join
to hold by, forks being unknown, an,
her loyal subjects, a short-lived rac(
knowing little how to make the mos
of life in the matter of feeding an,
drinking, suffered from diseases whic:
were of the most avoidable as well a
objectionable character. We, fortu
nately, live in a different reign; w
have fruit galore, and have clean fork
instead of dirty fingers to raise our foo
with, two advantage%. equally swee
and wholesome, thougiso different i
kind.-Sir B. W. Rich,?son, in Lone
A Six-Year-Old Cowboy.
The youngest cowboy and herdowne
in the world is said to be Logan Mul
hall, who lives in Indian Territory, an
who has lately passed his sixth birth
day. He owns a herd of over a hun
dred head of cattle, which are distin
guished by his private brand, and th
brand is fully registered as his, in a(
cordance with the laws of the territor
The little cowboy became a herdowne
only a few months ago, but he is
bright and energetic little chap, an
seems to be well acquainted with hi
business. He has his own bunch c
horess and hires his own help, though h
does a good deal of the work on hi
ranch himself. Not a day passes bu
he rides at least three miles about hi
herd. He is reported to be wort
$1,200, and "persons who ought t
know" estimate that his prolits will nc
be less than $500 a year; which woul
be fabulous wealth to most 6-year-ol
boys. In order to live up to his chai
acter of cowboy he has had a litti
Winchester rifle and revolver made fc
him, with both of which arms he is ver
The cowboys and cattle-men in hi
neighborhood are as proud of litt]
Logan Mulhall as musicians are c
Josef Hofmann, and think he "can't t
Respect Due to Wives.
Do not jest with your wife upon
subject in which there is danger<
wounding her feelings. Remember sI
treasurers every wordI you utter. D
not speak of great virtues in anoth<
man's wife to remind your own of
fault. Do not reproach your wife wit
personal defects, for if she has sens
biity you indlict a wound dillicult t
heal. Do not treat your wives with ix
attention in company, it touches h<
pride and she will not respect you mor
or love you better for it. Do not uj
braid your wife in the presence of
third p>arty, the sense of your disregtar
for her feelings will prevent her froi
aclowledging her fault. D)o not er
tertain your wife by praising the beaut
and accomplishments of other womei
if you would have a pleasant hoa
and a cheerful wife, pass your evenina
under your own roof. Do not be ster
and silent in your own house, and r<
markable for sociability elsewhere.
IL':TTNG screens in the sdoon deal
ss one of the devii's ways of trying 1
hide his cloven hoof.
To Insure Peace.
"I hope thmngs are more peaceft
.n the choir than formerly," said t'r
pastor. "Yes, sir," replied the o
gaist; "Wts perfectly calm now.
"I'm glad to hear it. Hlow was peai
secured:" "Everyhody except'r
myself res'gned."- Wa hi ngton Sta
Mr. Yale ought to come along ne3
and tell the men how to keep tobact
juice off of their shirt fronts, and'l
of their whiskers.
PIVATE houses have dumb-waiter
ht1 bve deaf ones,
MISSION OF THE STAG
ft Should Amuse and Instract, Thus Afford
Ing Healthful Diversion.
Those who most of all decry the
drama aie the very ones who love to
listen to its tittle-tattle. Those who
most admire it are sometimes apt to
give it more virtues than it is really
entitled to, says the Whitehall Review.
But when the stage is viewed in its
proper light -neitheras something da
zlingly good nor hopelessly wicked-it
passes as an instructor and educator.
Of course, its primary aim is to amuse.
Those who preach about its benefits
should never lose sight of this; but in
the tempting dish of amusement there
lies many a sound maxim and decree
of virtue. Schiller deals very largely
with this idea -the blending of amuse
ment and instruction. He thinks it bet
ter for a man who is "oppressed by ap
petites, weary of long exertion," to go
to the theater than to rush "into
dissipations that hasten his fall, and
ruin, and disturb social order." A
man of public business who has made
sacrifices to the state is apt to pay for
them with melancholy; the scholor
becomes a pedant, and the people pant
for relaxation. So, says S'chiller, they
find what they want at the play, "the
stage combining amusement with
instruction, rest with exertion, where
no faculty of the mind is overstrained,
no pleasure enjoyed at the cost of thq
This instruction must often take the
Zorm of mental relaxation. We dip
into history and annals of bygone days;
we relearn what we have forgotten as
those living pictures of men and
manners pass before us. The fields of
fancy lie ahead and history repeats
itself; "great criminals of the past live
over again in the drama, and thus
benefit an indignant posterity. They
pass before us as empty shadows of
their age, and we heap curses on their
memory, while we enjoy on the stage
the very horror of their crimes." ItI
is here that sight grows into belief.
"Sight is always more powerful to man
than description, hence the stage acts
more prowerfully than morality or law."
The story of a play may wram as well
as impress. The theater should be a
school of pra'etical wisdom, a guide for
civil life, and "a key to the mind in all
Stray chapters read at random in a
book, stray scenes witnessed in a play
may, and often do, leave lasting
impressions. The idea received remains
and acts silently. It makes us think
and we give it a firmer grasp if it has
been a stage representation, because
we have seen it. We need not go on
the housetops and cry out about what
we are thinking. The influence of the
play should be felt. The theater has
- the happy gift of blending intellectaul
3 amusement with its instruction. Steele
s also said very much what Schiller has
t said. Says Steele: "A good play, acted
. before a well-bred audience, must raise
, very proper excitement to good be
havior and be the most prevailing.
method of giving young people a
turn of sense and breeding."
The Time To Advertise.
r' There is nothing on earth so
t mysteriously funny as the way in
which many business men treat an
The prime, first, last and all-the-time
ohject of an advertisement is to draw
custom. So the merchant waits until'
the busy season comes, and his store
is so full that he can't get his hat off,
-and then he rushes to the newspapers'
-of his town and goes in for advertising.
. When the dull season comes along
e and there is no trade, and he wants to
i sell his goods so badly that he can't
' pay his rent, he stops advertising. "I
can't afford it," or "it is too expensive,"
he says; that is, some of them do; but
occasionally a level-headed merchant
D does more of it, and scoops in all the~
trade, while his rivals are making mort
t gages to pay the gas bill.
-There are times when you couldn't
stop people from buying everything in
the store if you planted a couple of
cainnon behind the door, and then is
the advertisement send out on its holy
-mission. It makes light work for the
ad, for a chalk sign on the door could
do all that was needed, and be able to
t take a half-holiday six days in the
I week; but who wants to favor an
3 advertisement? They are build to do
hard work, and should be sent out in
the dull days, when a customer has to
be knocked down with hard facts,
' kicked insensible with bankrupt
-reductions and drugged in with
- irresistible slaughter of prices before
t he will spend a cent..
3 That's the aim and end of advertising
an'd if you ever open a store don't try
to get them to come when they am
already blocking up the doors and.
windows, but give them your ad,
right between the eyes, in the dull
season, and you will wax rich and ownI
a fast horse, and perhaps be able to
smoke a cigar once or twice a year
tWrite this down where you'll fall
e over it every day.--Printers Ink.
SFacts .About the Forest King.'
yThe tongue of a lion is so rough that
" a close look at it will almost take the
e skin off the looker. It is not safe to
allow a lion to lick your hand, for if he
e licked the skin otY and got a taste of
the underlying blood, supposing it to
.a be there, he would want the hand and
everything adjoining thereto. Noth
ing more perfect in modern machinery~
exists than the mechanism by which a
lion works his claws. He has five toes
on each of his forefeet and four on
each of his hind feet. lEach toe has a
law. Nothing about a lion is without
eason, and the reason he has more toes
mnd claws on his fore than on his hind
feet is that he has more use for them.
*If this were not so the majority would
be the other way. The lion is nocturnal
hbv ,.hicn a ha~ no nariar obien.'
AN ALLIGATOR ON FIRE.
it Cont Eis Tormentors Ten Crops or
Boxes to See the Sight.
An alligator which beats the recoro
comes from Early County. Some ne
groes were at work in a turpentine
farm, near Pamascus, cleaning the
trash and straw away from the boxes
preparatory to burning off the woods,
when they came across an alligator,
who had crawled out during the last
warm spell to put on his new spring
suit, but who was knocked back into a
state of dormancy by the recent cold
- The old fellow was lying there stiff,
b bard, motioniess, and crusty, and the
t negroes decided they would make an
3 end of him by burning him up; so they
dipped turpentine out of the boxes and
f covered him over entirely with that in
i tlammable substance, and then heaped
pine straw on top of him, and then
- poured more turpentine on that.
When the fire began to blaze his
D alligatorship suddenly awoke from
dreams of icebergs and hear foists
into what he supposed was the land of
perennial summer, where the had
I'gators go. Nevertheless, instinct u as
s stronger than intellect, and Old Crusty
f decided that, even though he were n
hell. he would split for a pond. He
3 splitted, and through the pine woods he
f went, leaving a long streak of fire.
5 His rapid flight to the pond gave him
t the appearance of a georgeous meteor
1 floating away, leaving behind it a tail
7 of flame.
I A minute later (the trail of fire was
a mile long), the 'gator was rolling over
and under the cooling waters of a cv
j press pond, but the woods were burn
1 ing up. The festive darkies, who a
minute before were waiting and watch
r ing in unfeigned glee to see the- 'gator
i burn, were now busy fighting fire.
After a long while they succeeded in
& putting it out, but ten crops of boxes
had b:en destroyed.-Atlanta Consti
Trouble A Dime Made.
- Once in a great while one of the
a thirty odd bank clerks who are daily
delegated to render into the Providence
s clearing-house the accounts of their
t respective banks makes an error in his
I "figgers." Usually the session is over
V In twenty minutes, but Tuesday it
t required an extra hour for the finding
I of a 10-cent mistake in $1,152,100, says
i the Providence Journal. As there is a
money fine, which gathers double
compound comminuted interest, so to
e speak, as the minutes are piled up by
a the clock, each young gentleman of the
I thirty odd is on pins and needles until
t the fellow who is to blame is discovered
1 At noon the clearing-house telephone
which is that of the Roger Williams
bank, began to ring, and from that
time until the session was concluded
bank after bank called up to know if
r its emissary had gone to Canada and
- had left everything but a balance
a against the bank. Officials and clerks,
. who go to dinner in rotation, stood
. watches in hand and saw their cars go
. by and felt an increasing and aching
void at the "belt.', About 12:45
o'clock the $1.152,10QUhad been squared
up to a cent and the 10-cent fellow
who had shaken the banking com
a munity to the pit of its stomach was
Ilanden with a crop of fines as thick as
s flies at the bunghole of a molasses
e Wild Birds Fly Low.
tThe occupants of more than fifty
houses in the central part of Rahway,
N. Y., were called from their beds a
little after midnight by the fluttering
of wings and blows against the sides
of the bui!dings. The night was dark,
d and a dense fog hung over the vicinity.
Men donned their heavy overcoats, and,
Sgoing into their yards, discovered that
Sthey were filled with wild ducks.
r"I was surrounded by the birds,"
said Lamplighter Thomas. "They
flew against me with such force that I
e ivas nearly knocked down. I struck
Sat them with my stick, and succeeded
in knocking two to the ground. I think
ethere must have been thousands in the
"They were flying as though they
acould not see where they were going.
,f They struck the sides of the buildings
e and dropped to the ground. , The flock
o did not get awvay for half an hour."
r New York Herald.
a Too Much for Che Lawyer.
.Doubtless some of the smart remarks
o attributed to witnesses in court by
. fconscienceless story tellers could
r Inot be supported by affiday
e its, but the following conversa
.tion actually occurred at Pittsburh last
a week:' A ttorney Reardon was defend
d ing a client charged with illegal sell
a~ ing, when Ruth Woodruff, a former
.client of Reardon's, was called to the
y stand. "You have been here before,
,. haven't you?" said the attorney. "You
e ought to know, Mr. Reardon," she re
' plied. "And you were sent to the
a workhouse, weren't you?" "Well, I
.gave you enough money to keep me
out of it," retorted Ruth. "You were
innocent, of course," persisted the at
torney, sarcastically. "Well, you said
16 was,'.' replied Ruth. This ended her
U ross-examination.-New York Sun.
On a clear night an ordinary human
i eye can discover about 1,000 stars in
e thie northern hemisphere, most of
r- Iwhich send their light from distances
" we cannot measure. How large they
:emust be! Round these 1,000 stars cir
g es 50,000 other stars of various sizes.
r.Besides single stars, we know of sys
temnsof stars moving round one an
t, other. Still, we are but a short way
Sinto space as yet! Outside of limits of
y vision and imagination there are, no
doubt, still larger spaces.
AT the Bombay zoological gardens
the skin of a sea serpent sixty-fom
fain length in on exhibition.
UTILITY FROM THE GRATE FR
I Device by Which One Can Get Prac'
tical Use from It.
Here is a scheme for getting prao
tical utility out of an open grate. It
,Ames in different sizes and shapes to
at different grate bars. The first cut
HOLDING A sAUCEPAN.
shows the patent trivet, while the seec
ond displays it in place to support ai
NEATING A HADMInON.
iettle, sauce pan, frying pan or similar
utensil. It also makes an ideal suppor
for an iron.
IT WAS A SNAP SHOT.
A Michigan Photographer Does Some
Richard Rea, a photographer of Me
nominee, Mich., recently succeeded in
catching a photograph of a bolt of
lightning as it strack a telegraph wire,
and his picture, was reproduced in the
The picture was taken about 9 o'clock
p. m. The bolt struck the neutral wire
e TIKG THE wIRE
ona low tension three-wire system.
Teonly damage was the blowing out
of the safety plugs in about one dozen
dwellings 'in thie Immediate vicinity
of where the bolt struck.
The Nobleness of Honest Toil.
The people least to be enyied in this
world are those who do not know the
joy of earning their bread, and are
provded for "without the sweet sense
of providing." TIhere is, as Carlyle so
often assured us, a perennial nobleness
in honest toill The bread' for which
we have worked Is the only bread that
is sweet to us, and by it the soul is
fed not less than the body. If we can
not altogether agree in the aphorism of
a French writer, who is himself an
example of amazing Industry, that
"the man who works Is always good,"
we can at least agree that he has be
come possessed of the elements of self
reverence and self-control, and i.reads
a path which makes for goodness, and
aids in Is its development. For the idlc
youth Is always the vicious youth. To
Ihave no work to do, or to take no in
terest in our work, is to lay 'ourselves
open to the assaut of every vice, the
seduction of every sin. Those of us who
have -never known the day when we
had no work to do, do not know how
much we 'are indebted to the law of
drudgery for such virtue as we possess.
There is a worse -hardship than drudg
ery; the hardship of indolence. The
youth who is intent on making the
best ase of life will recogniza3 that prin
Iciple, and will learn to be grateful to
that invisible taskmaster who has
made his .life consistently laborious,
and permitted no bread nor leisure
which he has not earned.-The Young
Man. __________ _
In health and during exercise the av
erage man has about twenty respira
tions a minute and forty cubic inches
are inhaled at each respiration; in an
hour 48,000 cubic inches of air will be
inspired; in twenty-four hours 1,152,
000 cubic inches or about the contents
of seventy-eight hogsheads.
News in Bnef
Artificial cotton is made of wooL
-Sewing thread is made of asbestos.
-Every language is said to have its
own name for wheat.
-The straw of rye is often of fat
ruore value than the grain.
-The Swiss lake dwellers made more
use of spelt than of wheat.
-An expedition to the south pole
will soon be sent out from Belgim.
-People never think of whistling ix
Iceland. It is a violation of the divine
-A white quail was shot by a sports
man near Palatka, kla., a few days
- The onchidium, a speoois of shek
less snail has innumerable eyes on its
-Seamen nearing land can tell that
fact by the deposits of dew on the
-Ancient needles were all of brass,
and in size approximated our darning
-There are citizens of McFall, Mo.
who object to the cemetery being use
0s a pasture.
-Louis Cyr, the Canadian Sampson
lifts 3500 pounds without harness or
-Linsey woolsey was first made ai
the town of Linsey, in Suffolk, Eng
land, about 1530.
-Tusks of a mammoth have bee
found of a length of nine feet, measured
along the curve.
-The St. Croix River, in Maine, wSa
named from the cros made by tW.
rivers at its. mouth.
-Siberian women are raised as abjee.
slaves, untidy in dress, and are bought
with money or cattle.
-Brazil nuts are more properly
seeds, about sixteen of which are en
ilosed in a large shell.
-Nearly one fifth of the human rac
die from consumption or some- other
'orm of pulmonary disease.
-Of over 5,000,000 children in el
mentary schools in England only 800,.
()J0 pay-for their schooling.
-James Willi., of Mount Steiin&
Ky., has been struck by lightning four
-1fferent times and still lives.
-In Greece there is 56 miles oi
railroad in operation, 304 under cons
'truction, and 214 more chartered.
-There is a duck ranch in the Blue
Mountain of Pennsylvania which sends
1,2,000 birds to the -market yearly.
-Disease of the eyes is the curse ok
the German people. In Germany
there ara at present 37,800 blind per.
-The glowworm has abrush attacked
to its tail because it is necessary ta
show its light that the, back be ept
-From 1880 to 1890 there wer%.
3.061 Lutheran churches built in this
country, This is at therate of six a
Charles McVeagh of Harpswell, Me.
lifts a barrel of flour with his teetL
and holds a gaintal of fish at arm's
-The heart ordinariiy beats about
seventy ttimes a minute, and throws
about two onces of blood at each con
-There were two total eclipses of th,.
sun in 1712 and in 1889. This rare
phenomenon will not happen agair
-Illinois normal schools contain:
Normal, sixteen instractors, 720 sta.
dents; Carbondale, sixteen instruotors,
-R.Ioman swords recovered frert
tombs weigh from six to ten pounds
while battle axes weigh on an average
-The wife ofC. Beaupre, of St. Bay'
mont., Province of Quebec, Canada,
gays birth to twins after she was seven
ty five years old..
-The first Illinoisrailroad connecte6
Springfield and Meredosia, 1838, and
the first locomotive was run over it
November 8, 1838.
-Automatic macbiues have been de
vised for use on a moving train which,
mechanically record the condition of
every foot of the track,
...Fifty thousand dollars a year Is er
pended by the Pr -ssian Government in
support of medical libraries conneoted~
with the University of Berlin.
-llinois railroads have an aggregat..
mileage of 14,700, costing 830,000
00C; cirry 32,000,000 passengers and
43,000,0(0 tons of freight annually. --
-A municipal laboratory where bac
terial examnination may be conductea
in cases of sus pected cholera and dipth
eria is about to be established in Ltin
-Raphael lived principally on dried
trits, such as figs and raisins, eating
them with bread. He- had a theory
that a meat diet was not good for a
-An inmate of the Poplin (Mo.) jail
dug through an eighteen inch wall with
a case knmfe and drove off a $830 herd
of cattle belonging to a farmer in theq
--Coal was discovered by Hennepin,
near Ottawa, Ill., between 1673. and
168), and believed to be the first dis
covered on the costinent of North
-Systematic exercise Is an amazing
cure f'or nervousness, languidness, in,
somnia, asod indigestion, and inciden
tally for awkward figures, dull eyes,
and muddy skins.
-.-Dante, like- many other. men o;
high poetic temper'.ment, was subject
to fits of melacholia,.alternately with
wild spells of amatory passion. By
many of -his contemporaries he was
-rgre as insane.