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TRII-WEKLY ELITION. WINNSBORO, C., MARCH 149
Joy stood upon my threshold mild and fair,
With lilis in her hair.
I bad,- her enter as she turned to go,
And she said. "No."
Fortune once halted at my ruined porch,
And lit it with her torch: S
I asked her fondly, "Have you come to stay?"
She answered "Nay."
Fame robed in spotless white before me came;
I longed her kiss to claim;
I told her how her preseuce I revered. S
Love came at last-bow pure, how swe
With roses at her feet.
I begged her a'l her bounty to bestow
She answered, "No." e
Since then Joy, fortune, love and fame
Have come my soul to claim; t
I see them smiling everywhere,
But do not care.
A GUILTY CONSC1ENCE.
"Poor, dear Joanna!" said Mrs.
Fox. "So she's gone at last. Well,
we're all mortal.'
"The deceased had many good t
traits," said the parson, adjusting his
ten finger-tips together and looking up
o the ceiling.
"I won't say but that Arphaxad had
some trials with her," observed Cousin k
Car'line. "She was middlin' short in
the temper, and hadn't any great
-iotion of economy."
"Two silk dresses," said Mrs. Min
turn. "And I never had nothin' bet- t
er than a cashmere, all my life long."
"Then that diamond ring," said r
-- - _-6-Yes, that diamond ring," -hoarsely I
muttered Mrs. IN'inturn. "And the r
morgide not paid on the stun barn yet. t
When I heard o' that diamond ring, I
up an' says, "Well, the fools arn't dead f
yet, so long's Arphaxad Johnson's i
"He was a most indulgent husband r
to the deceased," remarked the parson,
looking around for his hat and gloves. v
While poor Arphaxad' himself was s
stealthily splitting wood in the basement I
of the stone barn, heedless of his new d
"I'm blest if I can stan' Eettin'
'round an' doin' nothin'," said the
disconsolate widower. "And as long C
as nobody hears me, an' the wood.
pile's runnin' low-an' Lord knows it ]
iin't-no disrespect to poor Joanna," s
In the meantime Mrs. Minturn, the
Widow Fox and Cousin Car'line were r
prepa,ring for the mcrrow's funeral; f
In that belated portion of the ttate
of New Hampshire a funeral meoilt
cold baked meats, chicken pies, raised I
loafeake and the choicest preserves, for I
,he benefit of the mourners.
"Joanna herself wan't no great of a <
housekeeper," said Mrs. Minturra
"But. all the same, Arphaxad'asinother
R'as my second cousin, nn' I'm bound t
to see there ain't nothin' lackin' on
this sad occasion'.
It.was.narly dark when the last loaf
was taken out of the oven and
the last cold ham garnished with pars
ley leaves and yellow jelly.
"Where's Car'line?" Mrs. Fox in
There was a little bustle and flurry
of question asking until Cousin Car'
line hurried out of the back room,
with Mrs. Fox's bonnet and shawl on a
"I was just a-takin' a last look at
the deceased," said she. "Poor, dear
Joanna! An' she only twenty-eight!"
"Is it true," satid Mrs. Fox, "that t
she's goin' to be buried with that dia- t
.aoud ring on her finger?"
Mrs. Minturn nodded.
"It was 'most her last request," said a
she, in the doleful voice which she s
had assumed ever since Mrs. Arphaxad
Johnson had departed this hife. t
"That was a queer notion, wa'nt it?" g
"Joanna always was queer," said I
Mrs. Minturn, "Wanted to be buried
in her weddin' gown, with year-dropsc
in her,- years and that there val'ble 1
diamond ring on her finger. She never
would have had that ring if Arphaxad I
'nad took my advice."
All .this time Cousin Car'line had a
stood uneasily balancing herself first.
on one foot and then on the oth~r; s
holding the bonnet and shawl the
"Why, how you tremble, Car'line c
Cooper!" su~d Mrs. Fox. "Ain't gettin'
nervous, be you?"s
"Well, p'rapslI be a little nervous,"'
admitted Miss Cooper. "There's such I
a lot to do, you know; and Arphaxad r
he's dreadful tryin'. Won't set in the (
parlor and see folks, as ho oughter, but
persists in doing odd jobs about the
place on the sly, and keeps me worried
Mrs. Minturn took up the candle s
and went into the big best room, where
lay poor Joanna in her white Benga- I
line wedding silk, with the much-dis
euss'ed ring sparkling on her left hand.
"Somebody took the vi'lets outer her
hands!'' said she sharply. t
"Don't you like 'em better so?" fal- -
tered Cousin Car'line with chattering v
"No, I don't," said Mrs. 'Minturn, v
replacing the stiff little bunch of artifi
cial pansies within the long, white t
"You don't half see the ring that a- c
way," said Mrs. Fox.
"Yes, you do," persisted Mrs. Mint-' t
urn. "The idea of buryin' that ring1 t
with Joanna! I call it sheer nonsense."
"I guess we'd better leave the candle 5
here," said Mrs. Fox. "She looks]
dreadful nateral, don't she, poor dear? a
Well, she was pretty."
"I never thought so," crisply uttered
Mrs. Mipturn. "Though, after all,
-beauty's only skmn deep."a
Not until the two neighbors bad~gone a
home, and Cousin uar'line was left ]
alone in the kitchen, with , the fading s
sunset shining through the geranium I
leaves in the window, and an answer- j
ing splash of carmine glowing behind t
the bars of the kitchen stove, did she a
glance furtively at the door of the bestt
r room, and then bring out something a
vrapped in paper which she earned in ha
ier nocket. off
"I wonder if I've done a wicked wli
hing,'" muttered she. "L-t me, hv 'c
parkles! But I always did admire wa
lamond ring; and poor dear Joanna, thi
he'll never know that I've put a glass .
ne on her finger to be buried in! Ar- yo
haxad he never was one to notice, and
'm sure it's a pretty ring enough. I'll Ca
end this one down South to my
ephew, Albert Smith, as is just en- en
aged to a Florida lady, and the $50
ill he sent me to pay for't, will be just to1
nough for a winter outfit. I hain't had tio
cloak nor a shawl for six year, and are
hat old un is gettin' too shabby for cor
nything, let alone the bonnet an'
auff. Here. I've worked an' done me
verything about the place, ever since nei
rphaxad brought his wife home, an' ha
Lever got nothin' but my board. They'd
,ught to hev paid me somethin', but
ome folks is dreadful thoughtless, and
11 the morey'the' was to spare went
o buy new clothes an' fal-lals for Jo
nna. Yes, I'm pretty middlin' sartin
But all the same, she started nerv- 60
usly whenever the wind rustled the st<
are lilac boughs against the siding of no
he house, or the cat made a rush at ce
orne supposititous mouse. o
She felt like- a guilty creature when In
trpbaxad came in for his supper, and I Ti
he whispered talk of the neighbors W.
ho came a-nd went from time to time, net
tearly drove her frantic, especially 711
hen-as was universally the cAse- I
he conversation turned on Mrs. Ar -. sh
>axad .lohnson's determination to be 1e(
ouried in the diamond ring, the pos. we
ession of which had always after a. All
ashion set her above and beyond the of
>ane of her social surroundings. thi
Ca'r'line went to bed, but she could wi
iot sleep. The ring seemed to haunt wi
Ler. A sense of overwhelming guilt wc
reighed down her heart, every sound an
eemed ma2nified to twice its usual im- col
ortance, until at last she got up and the
ressed herself in nervous haste. RI<
"I can't stand it," said she, her ior
eeth smiting against one another. we
'I've got to get this ring back afore I Ob
au sleep. It does seem as if Joanna me
ras standin' behind me the hull while! wr
ain't no believer in ghosts, but there's act
ome,things folks can't stand." wc
Ndiselessly she crept 'down into the gy,
oom where the silent sleeper lay peace - Le
ully among the. flowers which every
outh window'in the neighborhood h n
ontributed, for florists were an un
nown. quantity in .that benighted ed
iuarter of th-e globe, arut.ieturned the t
riginal trinket ' iTs- place, not with- we
ut 1 pidation. - And then she asl
reathed freely again. chi
"I guess I'll hey to make the old wi
hings do a while longer," said she. chi
I don't know whatever put such a fir<
iotion into my head. Poor Joanua! vic
'he looks exactly like she was asleep." tw
And Cousin Car'line stooped and shi
-ressed her lips to the waxen forehead ut
)f the woman whose caprices and un- He
:indnesses had often served to embit- g
er her own drudging life.
"I feel a sight easier now," said she. I
do b'lieve that ring would 'a burned i se4
, hole in my pocket ef I'd kep' it there lax
Just a year from that time, Arpharad the
ohson and Car'line Cooper were sit- er:
ing together in the old kitchen, with i
he red April sunset shining in throughsh
he west windows.
Supper had just been cleared away,
d tie clock pointed to the hour of'n
x. - 'cre
Arphaxad was staring tranquilly at Int
be fi:e-he was a quiet man, not much im'
iven to conversation-and Car'line fur
as knitting. sadse u-fri
"Well, Arphaxad," si hsd
enly, "why don't you up and tell me, .
ke a man?" an
"Tell you what?" slowly uttered Ar- ery
"That you're goin' . to get married .
gin and want me to clear out. a 1
"I don't want you to clear out," po)0
iid he. - an<
"I've heerd it all in the village," .
sid she, "and you may's well make a
lean breast of it."ye
"Well, then, I will," said Arphaxad, o
utting tup his jack-knife with a click.u
I'm tired of living a lonely life, a n'I
'i goin' to get married, if the agal IIg
otion to will hey me; an' that gal, tI
ar'line Cooper, is you."
Car' line started from her chair. thi
"Yes, you:" tee
Arphaxa:l folded his arms and Ja
tared steadfastly at her. ie
"Lut I'm as humbly as a hedge I
You suit me, Car'line." t
"And I'm forty!'' Ia
"I ain't the very youngest inhabi- i
mt myself, And look here, Car'lin~e
-you was always veryv good and patient
ith poor Joanna, and there was times o
rhen she was tryin'. Say, Car'Jine, (we
'll you be my wife?" he
Not until after the details were set- Tb
led did honest Arphaxad become coo- sta
dential as regardes some of the affairs te
f his past life.j the
"ay. Car'Iine," said he, "you know-th
at diamond ring that Joanna was a 1
uried in?" ~itt
"Yes, said Car'hine, with a little 6e
udder. - [e
"Wall, it warn't no diamond arter
11. There, I've got it off my con- "T
ience now'" pri
"No diamond!" gasped Car'line. ls
"No, Joanna she was forever and tio
ways besettin' me for a diamond ring, wt
nd me in debt and a poor man at that. te
held' out as long's I could, but she ao
as so set on't that finally I brung
ome a ring to pacify her. It was a .It a
retty, shining thing, but it was only a
se dollar imitation ring. I couldn't
ee my way clear to affordin' nothingj
etter, but it pleased her just as well, I
ml I always meant some day when TIn
I paid the morgidge and was better
, to replace it with a real stun. And
en she died it was buried with her,
rdin' to her wish-Weil, p'raps if
s just as well. Eh? What do yOL
nk about it, Carline?"
'I think," Car'line answered, "that
i did just right, Arphaxed."
'You don't want a diamond ring,
"line, do you? he asked wistfully.
'No, Arphaxad, I don't. I'm happy
>ugh without it."
knd the second Mrs. Johnson never
I her husband of that one aberra
2 from the plumb-line of duty. There
some things which are better un
'And if the Lord hadn't a forgive
," said Car'line to herself. "He
'er would ha' Eent me this great.
ROMANCE AND TRAGEDY.
tejected Lover's Revenge Recalled
by a Recent Virginia Wedding.
tomance is not dead, and tragedy IL
netimes as real to-day in life as in
ry books. A story comes from Ra
e, Va., of a marriage which was re
tly performed there that recalled
of the most distressing tragedies
the history of Botetourt County.
e parties to this marriage were John
Trout and Mrs. Lavinia Ki. Walton,
Obenshain, both natives of Trout.
le, a village seventeen miles cast.
a the summer of 1891 Houston Oben.
Lin, a brother of the bride, and Hor
,N. Trout, a brother of the groom,
re, each paying, attention to Miss
-e 4lichardson, a pretty young lady
Troutvile. Obenshala resided in
t city, and at times was a little
d. Learning of several scrapes into
.tch he had gotten himself, the youn f
man's father objected to a continu
:e of his attentions, which had be
ne so marked that it was reported
I young couple were engaged. Miss
hardson wrote Obenshain the decis
. of her father, and charged that it f
s due to tales told of him by Trout.
enshain, on receiving the !etter, im
diately - began preparations fr
eaking a terrible vengeance on Hor.
N. Trout He speedily arranged h1s
rldly affairs, hired a horse and bug
and Informed several friends that j
was going to Troutville to kill Trout,
ss Richardson and himself, but no
paid any attention to these threats.
rriving at Troutville, he ascertain
that Trout and the young lady were
the house of a Mr. Beyar. Thither he
at, spoke pleasantly to everyone, and
:ed Trout to walk with him to a
rch close by. Trout consented, and
en they had nearly reached the
irch Obenshain drew a revolver and
-d a bullet into Trout's head. His
tim fell to the ground, to receive 6
) more bullets in his oody. Oben
Lin stood over his victim a few min
s and calmly surveyed his wolk. t
started to the house where Mise
hardson was, but turned, went to
church, where a few people had as
abled, told them what he had done,
I then went to the house of Ben
ust as he entered the doorway he
ced the muzzle of the revolver to his
ple, pulled the trigger, and fell to
floor dead. Trout lingered for sev
.1 days and died. His body was bun
in the same cemetery with Oben-~
Lin's and close by it. I
Why Teeth Are Expensive.
Ihe price of false teeth has in
ased greatly since electricity cargo
> use and the perfection of electrical 1i
entons and their general use will
ther enhance the value of artificial
he dentist was, trying to explair t'
y he charged whr't appeared to be I,
exorbitant price for a set of crock
teeth. The patient looked incred
us and remarked in a sarcastic tone:
Yes; I've noticed that the grating of j
elephione. jars' on the teeth. I sup.
e It eventually shakes them loosE
1 thus increases the demand."
No; it isn't that."
3h. it must be the phonograph which I
is: 'They are busy. We will call
i.' That always did set my teetb
Oh. no; that isn't it at all. Y~oi.
't understand it," protested the den
t must be the jar of the electric cars
t is so tough on false teeth. Oh,
;a friend of mine had all of his front
th knocked out ifi a collision last
iary. That's what increases the
nand and raises prices, is it?"
No, no, no; you see-"j
You perhapswnt me to believe th-n
linemen bite the wvire off with their
se teeth to save the trouble of carry
Hold on a minute; I'll explain-"
, yes; Trve read about the telegrapi
~rator who finds his battery is so
ak it will not work the sounder, and
takes the wire between his teeth.
en there is the stock operator who I.
nds before the ticker and wears his
th out grinding them together when
quotations don't come right. And
n there is the dentist who yanks out
ig three-pronged jaw-tooth with a
le bit of forked lightning and you
er feel It. Electricity is tough or
You're crazy,"declared the dentisi
ue increased cost is due to the high
ues and scarcity of platinum whi-:h
used so much in all electrical inven
is. Platinum is the only metal
ch can be used for fastening the
th to the plate. Other metals wil'
stand the heat of the vulcanizer.'
Oh. that's it. is it 2 I guess I'll gumr
unsen's carbons were first put inte
au ui 1m 1 .
FIGS AND THISTLEB.
M ANY a min sets
up for a public
never thinks it
worth while to
give his wife a
word of encour
The richest man
is the one who
gives up most
f for Christ.
When an hon
est man stays
way from the polls the devil votes.
The man who grumbles much prays
When we hin'der God's work we rob
The joy that isn't shared with anothel
God's supply trains are never behind
me a minute.
Some people appear to -think thai
rhining is religion.
The devil gets a good deal of help
rom the stingy man.
There are church members aL whom
he devil never aims a dart.
When good seed is sown, the better
he ground the better the crop.
If some men had a bull dog's teetb
hey would bite when he wouldn't.
It generally takes a blockhead L
ood while to fnd out what ails him.
A selfish man -is about the ugliest
ing upon which angels have to look.
Confidence in God will always give
lope a rock upon which to rest her
Remember that while God's eye is
n the sparrow he will not forget hisr
No matter what appearances may be,
he road God points out is always the
We lesa nothing by going into the
ery furnace, when we go there for
If our faults were written on our
aces, howquick we would all hang our
The first drink cannot be taken with
ut giving the devil a morfgage on
The man who lives only for himself
ill not have many mourners at his
Has any one ever starved because he
ot a stone from Pod when he asked
>r bread?' -
Every sinful pleasure kills a real
lessing that God -wan ts to have dwell
i the heart
There Is no bigger fool than the ma.
rho thinks he can get rich by robbing
me ono elhe.
Nothing can make hard things eas)
ntil we reach the point where we do
bem for Christ.
The Holy Ghost puts something I.
iusic that the devil has never been
ble to counterfeit.
Checks that are not signed go into
he waste basket, and prayers that
wean nothing never reach heaven.
Peter was made a ifsher of men quito
s much because he had good horse
ese as because he had a big heart.
It is easier to make steam without
ire than it is to keep from 'backsliding
rithout going to prayer meeting.
Don-t spend any time under the junh.
er tree praying -for dleath, but get
hre the Lord can talk to you about
In a Cyclone.
In describing a cyclone in the West,
ot long ago, a writer stated that the
'ind actually stripped the feathers
om a rooster. Of course, many people
et :he teller of the story down as a
funchausen, and argued that a wind
hat could do so much would have
own a fowl half way across the At.
natic. But scientinec iesearch sustains
e story. Tornadoes which have vis
ted this country and parts of Europe,
has been found afterward, on inves
Igation, have done somec very myster!
ns things. Not only have birds been
tripped of their feathers, but people
ae had the~r clothing torn from them.
~'Lese exeets could not p~osibly be as
cbed to the wind, for the force neces
.r to de such work would have been
uifle:Ient to carry the objects away
odily. In the to~rnad1oes wvhich pre'
'ailed in France last summrer numerous
eccurrnces of this chamecter were ob
rved. Trees were found rent in a
maner which could not possibly have
euled fromu the wind. Oaks were
1it down the center for a length of
wouty to twenty-Sve feet; poirar an1d
ecesi, for l'imgths~ of six to twelve
'r-et, were shivered into sticks of uui
'orm thickness. For example, a beech
ree six teen inches in diameter was
pit into more than five hundred sticks
third of an !nch thick, two-thirds of
n inch broad, and an inch and a half
ong. Firs and other resinous trees had
heir stems cut clean through leaving
Llmost even surfaces. Thesie phenomn
na, and others of a kindred natoze, ca
ascribed only to electricity.
Insomnia in Erooklyn.
Residents of a certain setion qq
3rooklyn have made complaint to thet
oard of health that they are kort/
wake by the crowing of chickets.
An~ Old Deed.
A few days ago a singular deed was
wesented at the register's odice lai
ewark, N. J. It was made in 172
.id had never been recorded.
Butter and Bacon.
Physicians declare that the most nu.
r4.tious article of diet is. butter. as.)
iat enf COmeSO niext.
A BAYOU TRAGEDY.
tho "'Skeeters Carried Off His Ole
Woman"-He Still Mourns.
As we sat on the depot platform Ir.
the evening, smoking and talking and
slapping at the mosquitoes which came
out of the swamp opposite in a perfect
cloud, says the Detroit Free Press, the
old man with the clay pipe and rabbit
skin cap took advantage of a pause in
'he conversation to say:
"Talkin' 'bout 'skeeters, but you or
ter live down on a Mississippi river
bayou to know what 'skeeters is."
"You've lived there?" queried one of
"I've lived thar, an' it was down thar
that my humble home was broke up,
and I was left desolate by the 'skeet
ers. It's a matter I don't often talk
about, fur it makes me powerful lone.
some and downhearted."
"What did the mosquitoes do?"
"Carried off my ole woman."
"You don't say?"
"That's what they did, gentlemen,
,.nd I don't never expect to be happy
agin. That was in the summer of 1879,
when we had a big overflow, and
'skeeters was powerful bad. We just
had to stay right in the cabin and fight
fur our lives. We finally got out o'
whisky and cornmeal, and I was
obleeged to go over to Pendersville to
git some. I left the ole woman feelin'
all right and cheerful, but when I
cum back she was-she was-"
"Wasn't she there?" was asked, as he
did not finish.
"No; she had disappeared! Them
skeeters had busted the door open and
carried her off, and from that day to
this I hey never sot eyes on her!"
"Sure it was the mosquitoes?"
"Of course. What else could it be?"
"Why, she might have gone out and
got lost in the woods or fallen into the
bayou and been drowned, or been bit
ten by a snake and died in the swamp.
Or again she might have concluded
that she had had enough of that coun
try and skipped out."
"Do you think so, stranger?" anxious
ly queried the old man.
"Why, certainly. Didn't you look
"Not a bit. I jest found her gone
and thought the 'skeeters had took her
ind then I cum away a brokenhearted
man. Mebbe I was mistaken about it.
It was fifteen years ago, and do you
think it" would be any use to go down
xnd look around for her now ?"
"Not a bit."
"I thought not I thought the best
way was to keep right on mournin' and
grievin' fur her and feelin' that thar
was no more happiness fur me in this
woeful world. Pore old Julia. How
you must hev fit and suffered. Does
any of you folks happen to have a
match in your pockets? Smokin' seems
to sorter ease my breakin' heartl"
A Penal Settlement.
To a visitor, the life of the convicts of
Fernando de Noronha, an island that
serves as a place of banishment from
Brasil, does not seem a very hard one.
Two-thirds of their number are divided
into ten companies of one hundred
each, under the command of a sergeant,
himself a convict. They live in outly
ing villages, and are employed at work
in the fields and plantations and tend
the sheep and cattle. The rest live in
the town, and are engaged at different
handicrafts in the workshop, or fish
in catamarans, the native Brazilian
canoe. All have to work for their food
and clothing, which they obtain from
the government stores in proportion to
the work they performed. Some of the
convicts themselves are allowed to keep
private stores, where their fellows are
permitted to purchase any little extras
they require beyond the bare neces
saries of life. Convicts of good behavior
are allowed to have their own wives
on the island, should they be willing to
come. Little difficulty is experienced
in the management of the men. Pun.
ishment for ill behavior is detention in
the penitentiary, flogging, or, in ex
treme cases, branishment to a small, un
inhabited island, where its occupant
would have to keep himself alive by
fishing. There are two schools, one for
the children of the officers and sol
diers and one for the children of con
victs. The masters in both cases are
convicts. At the age of 12 the sons of
the conviets are sent to a military
schooL. at Pernambuco. The girls: are
allowed to stay on the island with their
parents if they wish to do so.
Animosities which do not rise ' o the
dignity of passions evince themselves
in spite. In Quilp Dickens gave the
world a type of spite in its worst form
-a mean anger which finds vent in the
infliction of small injuries on its pas
sive recipient The most evil thing iu
spite Is that it never even claims to lbe
founded on a sort of wild justice. It
glories in its own wilfulness, and lux
uriates in venting a spleen fQor which
no just cause exists. There I0g lways
hope for a day of high passiog Even
evil passions, if they are on j great
scale, are generally closely re( ted to
noble passions, and often grow in the
same soil. But spite is the pe fact of
empty lives and mean vexatiei s, of a
poor soil, a poor scale of living and be
token a dwindling power both of love
and hate. What is wanted to viweep it
away is any inti .est Involving full em
ployment for the higher energi s. There
has usually been more show of spite
among women of the leisur * classes
than amongst men, simplj because
there has been less occu,.paf on and a
pettier scale of life. Among's the mod
ern women who go into Ltusiness or
professions, whatever may be their de
fects, there is at least a great enranci
pation from social spites. They com
pete eagerly with each other, but they
do not stick pins into each other, as they
used to do when they had nothing bet
t~r am~t~e~~ mutJ~uo -
small interests Is not favorable to tie
growth of ardor of any kind; but on the
other hand, it is fatal to that worse r
suit or Drooding 9lesure-tne small aMG
yet deadly animosities springing up In
miads weary of themselves and desti.
tute of high interests, and which result
!n the spite that grows from an Sber
ent disposition to rail at its OWn #U
roundings. O W
IN PRAISE OF HOT WATER*
L Few of the Uses of That Common*
place Article Mlentioned.
"If I were asked what woman's best
friend is," said the doctor thoughtfully
to the New York World man, "I should
say hot water. if she drinks hot water
an hour before her breakfast she will
be able to ward off dyspepsia. If she
drinks hot water flavored with lemon
and sweetened with sugar when she
has been out in the cold she will ward
ch!lls. The same agreeable medi
'ine taken early enough In the progress
of a cold will stop it. When a nervous
headaehe makes the forehead throb
iud the back of the neck ache, hot water
will relieve the pain.
"For tired eyes, inflamed eyelids and
styes," continued the doctor, "nothing
Is so good as hot water. The eyes
should be sopped with a cloth dipped in
boiling water. Sprains may be relieved
greatly by soaking the afflicted member
In hot water for half an hour at a time
and then binding it with a flannel band
age. Bruises yield to much the same
treatment, although such long soaking
is unnecessary. Wounds and sores
may be treated by pouring hot water
on them for a few minutes at a time.
Very hot water applied to a bleeding
cut will stop the flow of blood frequent.
"Then for mere comfort," he went
on, "few things equal hot water. A
rubber bag full of It makes one indif
ferent to cold. Wrapped in flannel and
put on the floor of a carriage it is in,
valuable. She who suffers from cold
feet at night has but to fill a hot water
-bag to know what comfort is. Suf'
ferers from sleeplessness find them.
selves deliciously drowsy after a hot
bath. Wrinkles flee before it and black
heads vanish before its constant use.
Great is hot water."
Critics and Weber.
Now, we understand that a critic !s a
person capable of judging, so, there
fore, by the power of reasoning, ever
one who is capable of judging is a,
critic; but it nevertheless seems strange
that we are satisfied to rest our faith
upon those who not only are unknown)
(so .long as they preserve their incog1
nito}, but without first giving any evi
dence that they are fit and capable
persons to deal with the various sub4
jects undertaken by them. To criticise'
is to pass judgmnt, and, while in mat
ters of law we all know who the partie,
ular Judge is who gives his decisions,
in other matters "an unknown" has the
same duty to perform, not so much con
cerning life and property certainly,
though it does very often affect indi
Again, in aw an adverse decision
can be appealed against, but we have,
In art, no higher authority than the un.
known individral,unless it be "Time,"
the great ruler of all things; so, until
this comes about, conflicting opinions,
frequently as far apart as the anti
podes, reign supreme. It is well known
that great musicians, in the true sense
of the word, have been in times past
spoken disparaginly against, and their
works have been condemned, thoughi
such works have lived only to show
the shallowness of the criticism at the
time of their froduction.
To refer to a few of these: On the
first appearance of Weber's opera, "Der
Freischutz," the judges cf the press
then declared that th s music could
be compared to "noise prod-iced by
whistling In the barrel of a key," and
that the opera was only saved by the
"Huntsmen's Chiori!" -This is what
we of the prese'nt day have to reflect
uipon as being the opinion of our ances
tors of the operatic masterpiece of
Weber!-The Westminster Review.
WVe ington's Funeral..
In the funeral procession of the Duke~
of Wellington twelve horses drew the
ar; these were covered from eyes to
p'etlocks In housings of black velvet,
pvith black eatrich plumes upon their
heads. The Duke's funeral was mod
iledl upon the precedent of that of John
Monk, first Duke of Albemarle, the only
chntnge in the trappings of the horses
being that the animals were only plum
ed on the head. instead of carrying a
second plume ou the ernipper, which. as
the tail wa hidden by the velvet cloth
ig, had rather a indieraus aippearance.
But in the funerazl of the D~uke of' Albe
marle led horsesi ?ornied an important
paIrt of the procesion.
"Mourning horses," as th~ey were
:-.iied, draped i black cloth and
~lumied, were distribted at intervals
in the cortege. The "chief mourning
horse" followed the standard of En
gland. The funeral car was also fol
I:lowedl by a cream-colored "horse of
honor," with crimson catparisons, in the
uke of WVellinetonl's funeral proces
sion. The only ledl horse was his char:;
pr, not Copenhagen, but the animal
which he was ini the habit of riding in
his last yealrs. Yet the ridecriess steed,
pciujs behind3 its master's hie'r, awak
ened the em:'tiou of the .gazing thou
snzds with an :g~'ea:l more potent dn'i
direct tihan that of' all the accumuulatedi
pomp which p~rceded it.-The Satur
'A gra-phical reporter of a Boston
paper in describing a saicide says: "It
is quite certain that he was unmar::ied
and there - is absolutely no aprent
notve for theo eels-destruction~
The middle course is the best; even a
n~-(derate deaccn Is a safer man thanf a
News in Brief
-India nas 25,000 acres in tea.
-Goldfish are of Chinese origin.
-Egypt prohibits tobacco cultiva
-The black ostrich stands seven fed
-The seuth polar snow cap of Marm
is now visible,
-Seeds 2000 years olil have been
known to sprout.
-India in its Bo trees has the oldast
trees in the world.
-Orange trees were known to have
existed in England in 1595.
-San Francisco, Col, is the taira
commercial city in the United States.
-Only one out of every fifleen er.
ons has both eyes in good condition
-Light narrow gauge railroads art
again being tried in England and
-A man in Somersat, Mass., pays
seven cents tax on a pet monkey ad
-The records of Massachusetta ar
written in an official ink specially made
!or the purpose.
-The greatest velo sity attained by a
whale when strnek by a harpoon is
nine mi!es an hour.
-An eminent Boston electrician de
elares the common poplar tree to be
nature's lightning rod.
-The little canals which permeat.
the dentine of the teeth are only 1,12,
1300 of an inch in diameter.
-A. early as 1695 a paper was red to
the Royal Society of England on a
natural gas well in Lancashire.
-The smallest known insect is tbA
Pleratomus putnamii, which is only
->ne nmeteenth of an inch in length.
-Fort Garland, CoL, is believed to
be the driest spot in the United .States.
The rainfall there is only six inches a
-The volcano at Cotopaxi while in
eruption early in the century sent a
m-ss of rock 100 cabioyards in volume'
-The gray partridge of Spain ranges
froni 300 to 700 feet above the level,
and is rarely found below the former
-An alligator with aperfectlysmooth
boAy was seen en the banks of Lake
Okeechobee, Fia., recently bf two
,olored farm hands.
-A flower cut in tae inarning ijih
retain its tresbness twice as long',as
a flower cut in the middle of the- day,
when the sun is uponit.
-Professor Shiaparelli says that Mar.
has an atmosphere which is heavily
charged with water vapor, but he thinks
%hat it rarely rains there.
-Dr. Alexander, of Wyandot, Ohio,
fell into an unused well while respond
ing to a midnight call, and before he
was rescued the patient died.
-At Leeds, England there Is as
electric clock which has beon contin
nously ticking since 1840. Its motive
power is natural eledtriety.
-The Pennsylvania Bailroad has de
cided to increase the Standard weight
of rails on its main little from eighty
*ve pounds to a hundred poundm.
-An error of a thousandth part of a -
second in an astronomical calculation
would mean an error of 200,000,030,
000 miles in the distauce of a star.
-It is estimated that during the
tLaree month: of greatest heat the
Dead Sea. of Palestine, loses 1,000,000
tons of waters a dy by evaporation. -
-London lire engines often have to
stop on their way to a fire to take up
a tnrncock, a liveriod functionary, who
is alone allowed to have the key to a
-One ofth'eve n r
history of this conitry'was February
19 to 24, 1717, when the snow remained
five to seven feet deep all over New
-A disease called antrix is reported
to l-e prevalent among cattle around
Mediterrinean ports. Several people
have died from eating meat from the
-A little bit of cheese and an electric
wire form the latest rat trap. Thi e
che~ese is fixed to the wire, and the in.
stant the rat touches the choese he is
shocked to death.
-A dog belonging to Hezekial
13!ucher, of Gilbertsville, Penn., went '*
hnuntai.g on his own account and alone
and unaide~d caught andktiileda twenty -
tive pooir.d wildcat.
-Wooden~ blocks for street pavin&
purposes hwvo been shipped from.
Hobert t-' London. They are mainly
of blue gum and stringy bark, twa of,
'he principal Tasmamia woods.
-Sir John Lubbock is authority foi
the state ment that a. single bee, with
all its industry, energy and iimnunra
ble journeys will not collect mere than
a teaspoonful of honey during a ses
-Scientists says that Jthe late disas
trous earthquake -in Argentina were
caused by tae overflow of a subtera
nean river, known to-eXist in that lo
cality, owing to the heavy rains of last
-The great boarth? fire in the hall of
IRoby Castle, England 13 said never
to have baea permitted to go ont for
centuries. That in Warwick Castle
will barn a quarter of a cord of wood
-R .ts nins' have access to water ok
they die. A trapped rat may easily be
tamed by allowing no -water but that
of~ered in a -spon, -for'the creature
soon' learns to-:r'ecognize the band,
which suppliesthis all important nec.
In Sawhen al funeral Is passing,
j.he women tak~e down .their .haq~ and
nlLen their beade' "apd the menj
fumble ar.und in'theii i dkets fora
little piece of metal to hold bet'veen