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TI-WEFKLY EDITION. WINNSBORO, S C., MARCH 19, 1895.
The watch trust has been wound up.
fow will this affect the hands?
Ex-Governor Hogg will start a dail
paper in Dallas. We look for grea'
things from this Hogg pn
A Chicago clergyman calls on his con
gregation to "help to hold up the hands
of all good citizens." There is too -much
"holding-up" done there now.
A Cincinnati amateur poetess read
over one of her own productions and
died. More encouragement should be
given to such'poetical work as that.
An Indianapolis man has disappoint
ed four wedding parties within the last
two weeks. At the last moment ho
deserts his would-be bride and backs
out. This -is a bona fide case of "heart
The defense of Hayward, the Minne
?polis man charged with the murder
Df Miss Ging, claims that he is insane.
"Insane" murderers whose insanlity is
not even suspected until after they
commit cr!me can be most useful to
society on the dissecting table.
New York Matrimonial Club,
UAmour, taxed Mr. Rothschild $5 ini
tiation fee and 50 -cents a visit. 1le
was to be introduced to a $150,000
heliess. The lady proved to be a
pretty servant girl at $8 per month.
Mr. Rothschild, being a lawyer, made
L'Amour refund his money. Love
laughs at locksmiths easily, but never
safely monkeys with lawyers.
. New York could have better spared
nany better men than Ward McAllis
ter, the geniali conceited, good-hearted.
foolish bear leader of Gotham society.
He made himself a unique place In con
temporary history ty his tying of cra
vats and his construction of salads, by
his knowledgeof who was who, and his
inspirations ab",t which was which.
None can replf- him. He was a Na
pjeon of the ball-room, a Wellington
of the club, a Leo XIII. of the boudoir.
His encyclicals were iufallible. H
menus were dogmas of faith.
The Armenian outrages appear to
be rather Armenian than outrageous.
The onsstLable Turklas been viewed
by the special correspondent in Arme
nia and Is said to have been more
sinned ngainst than sinning. It ap
pears that the Armenian revolution
Ists have had a cheerful habit of ex
ploding eartridges in the bodies of dead
Kurds to provoke further barbarous
maltreatment -of their own women
and children, that the conscience of
Christian Europe and America might
be aroused. Further than this. it is
charged, the assassination of a couple
of American missionaries was plotted
that the United States might be drawn
into the fight. The Armenian idea
seems to consist in inducing the loathe
iy opposition to rais6 Cain.
Statutory assafits on the high ha
will not be taken serigmsly by those
who wear it, and it will continue to 1:o
- worn so )ong- rs fashion so decrees,
"Let me make the fashion in hats and
[ do not care who makes the laws," i.s
~s applicable in this matter as In soma
other matters. Theater managers have
the right under general police reguhat
ions to protect patrons in a clear view
of the stage in their playhouses. No
- - w~oman, when requested to remove an
abstructive hat, would hesitate to do
so or leave the theater. Many under
prevailing coiffure would. prefer to
leave the theater. becaaise the hair has
to be dressed one way to support the
high hat and another way is more
titting when the high hat is off. Man
igers hesitate to ask removal of tim
hat, because they fear the fiscal effect
af seeing a number of women quit their
hiouses rather than show unarranged
ar deranged- hair. The solution of the
question lies with women themselves.
[f they vajue a confection of millnery
mnore than the equity of sight of a
theater stage for others, they will in
* alidate any statute aimed to aceomn
plish the object in viewv. No sensitivo
or thoughtful woman wvould wish to
rob any one of what he had bought and
paid for. Nor do sueh woiueu require
statutes to enforce an obvious pro
Charles Dickens was assailed for
casting off, as -it was alleged, a helpless
brother and his family at a time when
the novelist's position was such as to
enable him to be generous. It was also
-a cause for mysterious wonder that in
his notable reading tour in the United
- States he obstinately refused to come
to Chicago, notwithstanding that in
ducements were offered exceeding
those he was willing to accept for
places less important not remote from
this city. The stigma of neglect of his
kin Is removed in a story appearing in
the Herald, which also explains why
Charles Dickens would not read in Chi
cago. The story Is only another il'us
tration of the raoral strength' of men
who refuse to make defense against
unjust accusation, when defense, while
exculpating the accused, would subject
others to shame or humiliation. Dick
ens preferred to let himself be vilified
as unnatural. par-si monious, heartless,
even criminal, rather thau, by breaking~
his silence, to lift the cover off a sitaia
tion he could neither prevent nor con
done, and for which he was wholly
blameless. He died without defense or
explanation, probably indifferent to
any defense in connection with a re.
proach that must have stung the roer"
deeply because of its untruthfulcess
and his helpiessuers.
There is a good deal of cheap it
about hugging girlIs in the waltz, but
Ls a matter of fact, when a man hugs
Just we two, love, only we twa,
To drink the honey wine of life
And never taste the rue.
To find the sunshine ever fair,
The sky a tender blue,
And rich with joy the balmy air,
And love forever true.
,ust we two, love, only we two,
To let the mad world swing along
As it is wout to do.
To see within each other's eyes
The happy thoughts pursue,
A perfect faith our paradise,
Each day of love renew.
Just we two, love, only we two,
To make of life a summer bright,
Where storms can never brew,
My heart to be in all the years
A shelter warm for you,
&nd May sun's drink the April tears
While yet the skies are blue.
Just we two, love, only we two,
No matter if the world forgot
Our world would still be true.
For love would guard the holy spot,
The oak and not the yew
Protect the sweet forget-me-not,
And love forever woo.
"Oh, dear!" cried Mr. Coates, furtive
ly mopping his forehead, "whatevei
car it mean?"
He knitted his brow and gazed firs
at the ceiling, then at the floor, an<
finally took out of his pocket and reat
for the fifth time the following note:
"Dear Mr. Coates-I am deeply sen
sible of the honor you have conferre
upon me in asking me to be your wife
and hasten to say that to nobody coult
I so confidently give my hand an
heart. I quite agree with you that w(
are both pas the nonsensical age, an
shall be happy to conform to youi
wishes as regards the absence of undu(
ceremony. If you are really bent on th(
twenty-eighth I will try to manage it
Mr. Coates buried his face in hi.
hands and subjected himself to a se
vere metal crdgs-examination.
'What did happen last night aftel
that innocent little festival? I remem
ber taking Mrs. Blace home, but I'l
swear I didn't speak ten words all th
way. The weather, I know, we touch
ed upon, and I think I made son?
slight allusion to the moon. Beyon
that I'll take my oath nothing mor(
passed-most certainly nothing of th<
alarming nature insinuated.. Egad
though, I don't remember the parting
at the gate' It is possible-but no! I1
Mr. Coates mused for a few moments
then he broke out again:
"Of course, I've nothing to sa)
against the woman-as a woman-she'
a nice, decent little body, and If I
wan ted a wife I'd as lief pitch on hei
as -any one. But I don't want to mar
ry. I've knocked along in single bless
t-dness these forty years come Michael
mias, and have never felt the need of n
wife. Moreover, Martha understand:
me like a book, and I doubt if there':
her equal in all Thorubury 'for cheese
cakes and delicious muffins."
The mention of his handmaid seem
ed to offer a suggestion to Mr. Coates
and ringing the bell, he requested IIar
tha to give him the pleasure of a fey
Martha was a jewel of a cook and'i
nice housekeeper. She had made it he:
special object in lirfe to minister to Mr.
Coates' comfort; It needed but half am
eye to see that she had not been unsuc
cessfuil. She had but one complaint
the smallness of the field she worked
in. In her own words, she wanted "
larger spere to hoperate in."
Martha had long desired to see Mr.
Coates married; and although she
knew her position too well to try to in
struct her master, she had by various
gentle hints conveyed to him her wilU
ngess to be under the superintendence
All these hints had- proved unavail
ing, though as Mr. Coates called her to
his study on this particular night, sev
eral of the aforesaid were presented to.
his ferbrish ignagination in their true
"Take a seat, Martha. please."
Martha dumped herself into tho near
est chair, rubbing her floury hands the
while, and Mr. Coates proce.eded in as
off-hand a manner as he could com
"Let's see; what time did I come
home last night?"
"Why, sir, I should say about ten
o'clock-mebbe a quarter past."
"Ah, to De sure; you see, my wvatchl
stopeCd last night, Martha, and I-er
have reasons for wishing to know the
"To be sure, sir."
Mr. Coates nerved himself up for an
"Dy the way, Martha, you didn't no
ti(c aniythiing extraordinary in my con
duet' last night, did y-ou?"
".xtraordinar'y In your conduct, siri
No, sir, that I didn't, and the chap as
means to insinuate-"
"Stay, Martha, I didn't say that any
one had ben insinuating. I merely
wished to know from your lips that my
cond(uet last night was just the same as
on ever'y ot her night. -Can you assure
me conidenitly that such was the case,
"Yes, sir. excepting--"
"Exepting what? Speak out, Mar
t. Don't be afraid."
"Welf, sir', you sang just a little bit
nt boisterous, sir. nor rowdy like; but
just low and sweet, dr, as if you WereC
r?frad of being overheard. In fact, sir,
it vis q~uite a treat to hear you."
"'I sang. Martha?" echoed Mr. Coates,
La genuine amhazemnent, knowing fulJ
in twenty years. *Are you quite sure
of that, Martha?"
Mr. Coates thought long and deep for
trayed his worst apprehensions.
"Perhaps you can tell me what I sang
ibout, Martha-the words, I mean."
"Why, no, sir, I can't say that I re.
member the words, but it went some,
" 'Happy the wooing
That's not long a-doing.'" -
"Wh-at!" gasped Mr. Coates.
Martha slowly repeated the lines,
Mr. Coates groaned.
"You-you're quite sure of that, Mar,
tha?" he feebly asked.
"That will do, Martha, thank youl
you may go back to your duties. And,
-by the way, I shall not require my teni
till late to-night, as I have important
business to attend to."
"But the muffins, sir; they'll be spoil
ed," protested Martha.
"Hang the muffins!" roared Mr,
Coates. "I beg your pardon, Martha,'t
he said, softening; "I mean save tho
muflins. I really am not myself thi4
evening. I trust you will excuse any
-oseeming rudeness on my part."
"No offence, sir," replied the unper
tuitd Martha. "But you'll have a
cup o' tea, ai-, before you go?"
"All right, Martha."
And Mr. Coates departed to his dress.
ing-room, where he made a hasty toilet..
descended for his tea, and two minute.
ifter was on his way to Krs. Black's.
Could Mr. Coates have but stepped
back to his hearth and home, he woul4
have been shocked at the antics of hi1
housemaid Martha, who, taking- by ths
Paws -the sleeping Tang, danced hiug
1round the kitchen on his hind legs,
worrying him with such queries as:
"What d'you say to a new mistress,
Tang? Eh? What? Can't you
Although Tang could only bark, he
seemad to understand there was some
thing very interesting In the wind.
. * . . 4 0 1
Cold, damp, and in anything but an
amiable frame of mind, Mr. Coates
found himself at the gate of Mrs.
Black's cottage. Once within the gate,
however, and walking up the path, lie
found his anger suddenly transformed
into a kind of nervous dread. Several
times he was on the point of retreat
ing, arguing that the morning would do
as well; but his sense of duty prevalled;
and .rehearsing for the last time the
speech he had prepared on his.journey,
he walked up to the door and knocked,
-- hoplngthaf the lady.mght-be out, His
worst fears were realized.
'Enter," called a soft, musical voice
The next moment Mr. Coates found
himself in the little kitchen and parlor
"ombined, vaguely conscious of rows
of shining pans. a bright fire, and last,
but not least, a trim tigure meeting hin
hah way, and drawing him toward the
warmth and light.
"Good evening, Mr. Coates," said
Mrs. Black, in accents of genuine pleas
ure; "thisis indeed a pleasant surprise.
To what must I ascribe the honor of
I this timely visit?"
Now was Mr. Coates' time to deliver
his carefully prepared speech. * But theo
utmost he could do was to gaze about
him in a dazed way tis he stammered:
"The note, Mrs. Black. I-I-called
about the note."
I"Ah, to be sure-you got my note,
then? But really, Mr. Coates, what a
tremendous hurry you are in!"'
"I assure you, ma'am, there is nq
hurry. at all. I was only joking when~
I said there was-if indeed I ever did
say there was. I can easily wait six
mondis, or a year, or--"
Ten years, Mr. Coates had almost
said in his eagerness. But he checked
himself, reflecting that such heartless
indifference was hardly camnpatible
with an affianced husband's passion.
The lady smiled sweetly.
'am afraId you say that entirely
Iout of consideration for myself," she
murmured. "But I won't be selfish;
and', besides, I (can manage very well.
Miss Milnes tried mie on this afternoon,
and she has promised the dress faith
fully by the 25th."
Mr. Coates fairly gasped at the auda
cious manner in which his objections
"H-owever," contined Mr-s. Black,
suavely, "business will wait I think,
Mr. Coates. aiid I'm sure you've had no
tea. Yon'll have a cup of tea, of
Tea with this little woman, in a lone
house, and in a lone part! Mr. Coates9
shuddered at the thought. And, be
sid~'s, would it not be a sort of tacit
compliance? He would have protest
ed. but his tongue again failed him.
Vacantly he allowed bimself' to b~e 'uarZ
e ced in the old arm-c:hair. while Mrs.
Inackc, with a bewitchming smile. in
which a shade of triumph might have
bxen detected, seated herself opposite
-and poured the tea.
And here another surprise awaited
the already bewildered Mr. Coates. To
his right he found a plate literally
stacked with muffins, while at his left
rose5 majestically a plate of-and his
eyes sparkled-cheesecakes! Hlow in
the wfld did Mrs. Black know of his
fondness for the particular dainties?
IHe looked at his hostess for an ex
planation. That astute lady, antici
pating his query. murmured something
*atbout studying the wishes of those we
love, and for the first time bvran to
blush furiously. Mr. Coates wasted no
iurther time, hut fell to.
"As good as Martha's, every bit," he
murmured, as the first cheesecake dis
"So glad you like them."
AMore cakes disappeared. The guest
"Really, Mrs. Black," he exclaimed,
"your cheesecakes excel Martha'b."
Mrs. Black smiled modestly. She
thought it quite superfluous to inform
loan that twey were uartna's; that. i t
:jt, they had preceded his advent '.ut
a few uinutes.
"All's fair in love and war," she ar
gued; and gazed upon his feat;res with
a scrutiuy almost borderlng;on rude
It was now Mrs. Black's turn to 'ap.
pear embarrassed, and she excusel
herself to clear away the tea-things.
Mr. Coates' eyes wandered -arounA
the little parlor, and he was obliged to
admit that he had never come across a
neater or cosier room. Everything wa.
In perfect harmony. even to t6e diminu
tive canary in a pink cage,: hangin.
against the spotless curtains.
Once more his eyes fell upon Mrs
Black. Singularly enough, now he
came to think of it, he discovered many
charming peculiarities, and divers ster
ling qualities, all of which he failed
to notice previously.
"Really," he mused, as he watched
the play of her fingers among the cups
and saucers, "she is a charning crea
ture. I-well, I might do a reat deal
worse. And now I think of ItI've fell
lately that single life is apt to be lone
ly. I shouldn't know what to do If
my old Martha were takenand she
can't live forever."
Naving bustled about as 14tg as con.
venient, Mrs. Black ret-rdd to the
.charge by asking Mr. Cotes if he
would like to see-r-the dfes-or ai
least a picture of it. Mr. Coates, now
prepared for almost anythiig, readily
Skipping upst:irs she retiined with
a ladies' journal.
I "Of course," she explained, as she
rapidly turned over the leaves, "It's noo
the- usual thing to consult the-the
bridegroom"-with a blush-"but we've
grown so confidentialthat Efsel I must
confide in you. There!" she elmed,
as she found the page, "thaVthe dres4
-white, of course, and there'ii be ,
wreatli of orange blossoms passlng
around here, and another bunch at the
throat. I hope you like It."
M.' Coates expressed his admiration
of the dress and his approbaition of her
choic', though he could noVor his life
detect thi difference beti&4n It and
any of Martha's kitchen gdwns.- He
was now. so infatuated tha$, heeuld
probably have proceeded to*xpre9s ad.
miration for the lady of theouse, had
not the clock begun to strIr1
"Dear me!" he exclaimed "I reall)
must be off, Mrs. Black. no Idea
how late it was. How -time. has
down to be sure! You S contin
ned, beamingly, "Martha be waft
Jur-np for eAng _8W her
feelings in my-my new-found happi.
Mrs. Black held out her hand an-l
called up a becoming blush.
"If you must go," she murmured.
Mr. Coates took her hand in his and
held it a moment
"*-must thank you before I go," he
said earnestly, "for the pleasant even
ing I have spent In your company. I
-hope we shall spend many more to
"I trust so, Mr. Coates."
He still held her hand.
"Good-night, Mrs. Black," he said
"Good-night," she replIed.
Still he seemed dissatisfied. HeTt
glanced toward the street-all was dark
and quiet Mrs. Black was visibly em
barrassed. He gave another glance
round the parlor. There also perfec~t
qufiet reigned; it was Impossible that
ny one could be spying. MIr. Coates
lesitated no longer, but, yielding to his
sudden impulse, lie clasped the widow
round the waist and kissed her-upon
the nose! and, setting her free, scam
pered dtqvn the garden path with all
the ardor of a schoolboy.
"I've had tea, M1artha," he shouted, a
'ew mi mtutes later, as he bounced into
the kitchen, having run all the way.
"Don't want the cheesecakes-eat 'em
yourself, or A1Ve 'emi to the first
Not until they were married and on
their way to Switzerland for the honey
moon did Mr. Coates muster up cour
ge to ask for information regarding
the manner of his proposal. At that mo
ment, however, a lovely bit of scenery
laimed the bride's attention, and Mr.
oates was too happy to press the
Lastly Martha, aider and abettor ot
the nefarious scheme, also shares the
universal contentet, for she has at
ast acquired a considerably larger, and
ilso steadily Increasing, sphere in
which to "hoperate."-WVaverly Maga
He Never Went There Any Mfore
An' unfortunate young man of that
l:ss of :mngs who finds It impossible
to keep their fingers still called on a
youngz woman the other evening. HeI
waitedi for her in the drawing-room and
drummed nervously on the Louis
Quze table for awhile. Then he
knocked a Chinese idol over, and finally
his eye was caught by a tiny basket of
gilt wire filled loosely with violets. He
pulled a violet out. It came with dif
ficulty, but that merely spurred the
young man on to fresh efforts. In ten
minutes all the violets were out, and
then the young woman entered the
room. She greeted him cordially, and
then her eyes fell upon the scattered
"Oh,"' said he, following the direction1
of her gaze, "I beg your pardon. I
didn't realize what I was doing. I'm
afraid I've emptied your flower has.
"Flower basket!" she echoed. "It wa"
n: opera bonnet"-New York World.
Only Fairly So.
Hardluck-So you are prospering at
la, eh? Sufficiently so to be able tu
Strckitt (on the lookout for ths
.urth within a month)-Er-nfo; -ly
- THE CUTE 'POSSUM.
Oletinctively American, and Sonrce
of Great Joy to Their Captors.
- -The opossum is an animal found onlb
in America, and mostly in the Southerr
States, where it is held in high- esteem
by the colored people, who delight in
hunting it and eating the flesh, which Is
like young pig. They are cunning ani.
inals, making fierce resistance to cap
ture until they are overcome, when
they will lie still and pretend to be
dead, hence the phrase, "playing 'pos.
'Possums can be found, in the winter
seasoU, in all the large Northern mar
kets as game, and it is quite the fash
ton to entertain guests with a baked
'possum, dressed with hig'hly seasoned
ingredients. The favor with which the
Southern -darkey looks upon this fav
Drite dish may be illustrated by the
OPOSSUM AND FAMILY.
story of the two darkies who were rid
ing along on a pair of mules.,
"Dey's gwine ter hab roast 'possum,
aer old woman an' do children is, yum.
"Gosh-er-mltey," answered the other
one, solemnly showing the whites of
"Yas-roast 'poss'm, an' taters, an'
"Hole up, dar," cried the other darky,
txcitedly, "dere's some' tings I ain't
rwine ter stan'. You say anuber word
tbout roast 'poss'm and I falls off di'
rear mule." isa
The opossum Is a very 'harmless lit.,
lie animal and has many things to rec
>mmend it. for, although not consid
tred a great delicacy, its flesh is very
?alatable. and its fur, which the In.
Hans formerly used in-many ways, en,
:ers more fargely into, the * industries
)f commerce than is generally known.
:to peculiar method of rearing its young
n bilateral pockets, cointrived cunning
y by'nature in its own fur, commends
t to the scientific Inquirer as an inter
toting subject for investigation. It has
L wonderfully tenacious hold on life.
'oT. although It maybe ppgnded with
tand stones antl'every~ bone is
iiokafi, ft'wilrawi aiij if left
inmolested, and soon resume its wont
HOW FORTUNES ARE MADE.
Sy Acute and Enterprising Minds Be
Ing Brought to Practical Conditions.
The largest fortunes of the preseal
lay have been acquired by applying an
tcute and enterprising maind to the imi.
>rovement. of the conditions of life,
some of the largest among them may
)e traced to the extension of the rail,
-oad, telegraph and telephone systems
:o the sewing machine,-to the applica
ion of electricity to mechanics, and to
iew applications of chenmistry to man.
Henry Bessemer, who discovered a
ray to convert carburetted iron inig
tel, was a type. He rendered it posi
ible to gridiron this country with steel
-ails, and, of course, he became a mil.
lonaire. Any young man who will de,
rise a method- of making an article of
general use at less than the present
:ost, or of making it better in quality
it the same cost, will make a fortune
is he did. The article need not be an
mnportant one, so long as It Is generally
A ibog an'!.me .laster.
A dog was ones the cause of r. rep.
esentation of King Lear coming to a
irecipitate end. In Garrick's time
logs were not so rigorously excluded
'rom theaters as they are now; and on
:his particular night there happened to
be a fat beadle in his wig, accompanied
by a bull-dog, sitting close up agitinsti
the stage. The beadle had sat thro)ugh
tour acts and two scenes of the fifth,
ut, being more affected by the heat
:ban by Garrick's acting, had fallen in
:o a peaceful slumber. The point In
:he third scene had been reached when
Lear enters with Cordelia dead in his
rmls, and exclaims, "Howl, howl, howl,
nowl! Oh, you are men of stone!" and
so forth. Garriek had deposited the
prostrate Cordella on a couch, and was
rroceeding with his lament, when the
Puke of Albany was perceived to he
choking with laughter. A mom~ient la
ter the Earl of Kent was simnilairly af
1eted. At the same time all the by
tanders began to t.er and giggle, and(
even King Lear h'.mself stoppe)d in his
speech and was observed to smlle.
Mfeanwhile the dead Cordelia opeued
ner eyes to see what was happening.
r.nd immedisately was so overcome by
what she saw that she Incontinently
rose from her couch and left the stage,
clorely followed by the Duke of Albany
and the Earl of Kent. who were unablo
any longer to control their counten'an
ces. Yet all that had happened w:i
merely this: The bull-dog had becom',
interestedl in the progress of the play,
and had got up on his master's chair,
placing his forepaws onl the orchiestra':
rail. Therc lhe 5tt0(d, .very g;ravely awi
earnestly watching Garriek. Mean
while the beadle, feeling the heait more
and more, had taken off his wig, and,
still half asleep, had placed It on the
nearest support within reach-h is diog's
head. The bull-dog, quite undisturbe1,
ontinued to concentrate his attentionl
>n King Lear and Cordela: and it wve
he- appearance of this canine spectator
in a beadle's wig which upset tue al('.
ors at a scritical moment and~ neark
A JUG-POISiNG MAID.
the Pretty Spanish Fashion of 17and
ling the "Old Oaken Bucket."
With downcast eyes, figure straigl
is a Western poplar, motion undulai
Ing and gliding like the skip of shadoi
above tangled grain, she comes softl
humming a light refrain. You will se
her in any Spanish town, tis girl wb
carries the jug of fresh water upon he
A SPANISH WATER CARRIER.
dark and straggling hair. Little recki
she of the weight, for she has long bees
.rained to poise this shifting load upoi
ber sinewy but graceful neck.
From childhood the Spanish girl goiN
to the well with the sweet smelling ju
of ancient design for the fa mily suppl.
of water. It is the "old oaken bucket
of Spanish domestic affection.
The well is often the gossip center o
the village. There maids and.matron
meet to recall - the small talk of th
home. To them It Is what the glass
clinking tavern is to the men. Th.
maid whose face and figure the artis
here has caught mayhap has just ex
changed confidence with another ma
about her dark-eyed lover and is goins
home, with a flutter In her-little heF.r
that beats against its sash-covere
Y. M. C. A. Building, Cticago.
The largest Y. M. C. A. building II
.he world, recently dedicated in Chi
er of Christian actielty and infiuence,
GHOSTS OF IMAGINATION.
Specters That Are the Offspring of
To many persons at some time and t<
some persons several times come ap
paritions that are considered out of thi
usual, or scientifically unexplained, an<
are thus relegated to the domagin of th<
supernatural. It may be as well to ad
mit that the ocular sense sometimea
sees these spectral appearances.
But It does not follow that they are
not one and all explainable on othe:
hypotheses than as wanderers fron
the mysterious ghostly shores, recon
eyed by Charon on his return tril
across the Stygian tide, to Inspire the
timid with fear and terror withou
Of all the tens of millions of menta
.nachines that arc running at all stage
and in all conditions, It is not .supposa
be that they can all he run with suel
precision as not at some time or oth~e
to be subject to allusive action in thei.
What peculiar phantasmagoria of tel
comes in sickness and what is knowi
as delirium tremens, weird and horri
mental pictures that present themr
selves to the wakeful brain, but whici
is Involuntary ratiocination. althougi
produced by abnormal physical bral
It Is more than probable that muec
of what Is known as phantasms is o
this character-a temporary touch o
unconscious mental derangement.
Those are wonderfully peculiar .ant
illusive pictures that are presented t<
us in dreams, and yet they are closel:
allied with the occasional wvakeful spec
ters, lacking only the Intensity nece~
sary to b, projected on the vision o
wakefuiram. But another ordier o
spectral ap'oaritions may be of alte
gether another character.
It is just poascible that the seemingi;
spectral form is the result, in a sina
way, of what is known as a mirag
as much an-1 as clearly so as the Fata
Mrana often seen In Italy, and othe
mir 3Ts c -vi seen elsewhere.
I w \ec.' real and varitable illudomi
yet a little study enables us to trace
out that they are reflections, although
objects are sometimes represented- of
whose existene we know nothing.
t The reflection in a mirror, so faith,
ful to every minute detail, is of an illu
7 sory nature, but the ca-, 'e and the ef
y feet being both near and closely relat
e ed, we understand the phenomeno:
o .which.then occasions no surprise.
V What else could these apparitions be
- than what on these and other similar
grounds is explainable? The. forms alt
leged to have been seen are as well
animal as human, sometimes neither,
and too grotesque to 4llow. or meunta
reproduction in describing them.
The Image in the mirror can mike
pantomime, but it can make no voice;
it cannot utter a sound. Being only
an apparition and not a feal tangible
entity, its scope is thus restricted,-and
the spectral apparition is Invariably
lacking in Intelligence because it i
only the mirage-only the semblance
6iud Ornaments a Popular Fad Among
The African puts ornaments In his
bair as we more civilized mortals do.
but his taste is different. For where
we decorate with gold and silver ping
and combs he proudly uses little bali
and disks of clay, hanging to tbe end
of his braided locks or long braided
beard. Sometimes he plasters a greal
TWO ECCENTRIC COIFFCEES.
t crescent-shaped lump of clay back o
- his head and one old prince, partfeul
I larly vain and loving of ornament, soll*
ed his entire beard into a ball and so
plastered It with mud that it hung a
great clay ball from his chin. Just
fancy how pleasant it must have beel
to wear a five-pound weight on ene's
chin! It would be a great dscourage
of conversation, for one certainly woukM
not wish to lift that weight any oftener
than was absolutely necessary.
Some of the women with-long hair
weave It over and around little reeds
stuck in at right. angles to the head;
sd that it finally looks like's giiat
straw hat or basket all aroan& their
faces, much like the old poke bounets
that our grandmothers u'ed to vrear.
The ladies of the lower Congo, whose
hair is more woolly than that 4A the
other tribes, part their hair In three
great thick locks, one on each side of
the face and one in front. These they
grease and twist until they look Uk&
wire, they then curve -them until they
look like cows' horns sticking out on
both sides and in front. TLLe natives
of Rua braid their hair in two or three
long plaits right on top of the head.
IThese they stiffen with clay until they
stand upright exactly like the funny
little horns the unsociable snail tucks
Iout as he saunters along with his house
on his back. . -
RENTED A CHILD TO BEG.
a Pretended Blind Man Makes sa
Easy Living in New York.
For many weeks past, persons who
walked along, Fifth avenue, In New
York City, have seen a man wearing
green goggles '~ho played a whieezO
organ, while a 'pretty, golden-hairedl
little girl asked for alms. Many have
Sbeen moved to pity when the grights
looking child has come'up to them 4
pleaded that they give the poor old
- blind man (her father) a few pennies.
On receiving the money the child al
ij ways gives It to the blind man. r .
5 Officers were sent to see the blind .
- man the other day. The man's actions
3,made them suspect that he was not at
together-what he M'~'and lifting
i the green goggles suddenly, they tofot~
e the man had very good eyes. Man and~
BEGGED WITH A BoRtowED CHII.D.
girl were taken to the station house,
Swhere he described himself as Eugene
r Bast, 32 years of age.
The officers went to his house and dis
l cover'ed that Bast was a bachelor and
lived with his married brother, Law
-rence L Bast. . .The child .was Mary
- Hlarreman, 4 years of age, a daughter
of Eva Harreman, who lived with the
r Basts. For her, Bast paid a regular
r monthly rental. Mrs. Harreman was
-arrested, and Bast, the little girl, and
Harrenman were arraigned..: Bast did
Dot even pretend that he Gas blind, Hie
1 said that he had found -begging very
,profitable, and had'supp~orted'ftve per
~sons comfortably. While ~aTi--ere
~ standing before the bp.g ryander
~gave a pe'nny to thd ifilefil. ehe