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TRI WEEKLY EDITION WINNSBORO, S.C., OCTOBER 2S, 18994 SALSE 8t
TVI MAN WHO PRAYED AND QUIT.
He knelt in prayer at night
To ask his Maker's love.
And likewise that he might
Have joy, at last, above.
Be never sought his bed
Tatil be'd bent the knee
Until. with bumhie head,
He offered up his plea.
He Prayed the Lord to give
Him love for those dig ressed,
To teach him bow to live
And labor for the best.
It happened on a day.
Ere Age had come by stealth,
That Luck stood inis way
And gave him lordly wealth.
He knelt no more at night.
He made no humble plea
For love of those who might
Be favored less than he.
-S. E. Kiser, in Chicago Times-Heraild.
He was lame, and his pigeon-toad
#halt called forth the ridicule of his
,,oy~mates. The bosdd not mean to
b6 ankind when they laughed at Caleb.
'They were thoughtless. Thoughtless
oys are rearly always kind boy
ben they are aroused, but it usually
-takes something akin to an earthquake
to wake them up.
Caleb was poor. He had grown too
ast and was distressingly awkward.
He never k::ew his lessons. He did
not pay attention and was continually
in disgrace. All these things could
' rgiveu him h 4.a ' E not
n uuti'y. IHshands were always
y e.ud his face ras always
idged; his clothes were unwashed
his hair uncombed.
n the two-roomed house which he
led home and shared with seven
er children, Caleb slept in the dry
di box that served as a table. The
was turned with the open side to
d the donr. When the boy rose
the morning he was ready for
akTast, if there was any, and if
" ent out of the
turned until time
chers tried to im
habits, but at last
im in an isolated
a .. e autumn a
1 govennent in-her hauds, She dii
mot Idok equal to the stirring westert
schooI .o eighty pupils, and thi
a ons said so, one to aiother.
f all these things Miss Wolcotl
erenely ignorant, and as the
erchool days went- by- the rough boys
grew.Iess rough and-the rude girls
ess rude. Sbe exained Caleb's
grimy finge-inrked copybook and
d her-'nid" ou his unkempt curls.
x can do better than that,
- tCaleb," she said., "Run and wash
The boy lor-kerl up doggedly.
"There isn't any towel," he said.
" will give you one."
He was gone a long time. Miss
Wolcott went in search of him and
found him gazing ruefally a'..his black
paw-marks on the snowy linen.
"Try a little more soap and water.
Ca'eb" said Miss Wolcott. He did,
tile ffect was pleasing to him, for
he sai le broad ly and gazel long at
his writn hands.
"Take I~stcapage of your copy
book and see how nice you can keep
* it," said Miss Wolcott.
The next day he splashed about in
the wash-basin without bei.ig told to
d1o so. He applied water and soap to
hP face and surprised every one, him
re'f 'included. Day by day the pages
of the copybook grew whiter and the
~tecater.- One morning he tonk
off his coat and proudly displayed his
shirt. "I washed it myselr," he said.
"It looks very nice," said Miss
W~olcott, smiiing brightly at him.
"Here is a little comib which I want
* ,oa to have." He did not thank her,
but stood ti--st on one foot and then
on the other and smiled, showing his
even white teeth. He learned his les
:Eons and was no longer, looked upon
-as simple minded. wl hen the examina
d ion ieports we:-e sent home he stood
near the head of the list.
"How do you like your new teacher,
CnM-"" asked the-ianitor one day.
"1hings aren't like they used to
be," he said. "Miss Wolcott is kind
~toai fellow and never knocks him
about or says mean things .to him
"She will if you go to acting up."
Caleb smiled and half closed his
dark eyes. "We'll see," he said
aioard, and to himself. "I shan't act
The date for the annual exhibition
of school work drew near. Hundreds
of sheets of paper were to be neatly
?ined wi~th red ink. -Miss Wolcrtt grew
"Who can help me?" she asked her
self. "So one," and she went on rul
Cn Saturday morning (aleb ap
peared at Miss Wolcott's door. His
face an:i hands were clean and every
curl was c isp and f'ght.
"Let me help you rule the papers.
Miss Wolcott," he said.
S5he was very tired and felt at first
annoyed that she should have to '>e
botherei with the boy. Then her true
self rose above the weariness a'nd she
realized that it might bW her oppor
tnity to help the fziend'ess child. So
hegave him w.-rk o 1 condition that
he did not spoil many sheets. He
worked rapidly and neatly. The next
Sa':urday he helped Miss Wolcott
carry all of the dainty ribbon-tied
-essays, stories and written recitations
to the schoohroom.
S"2he paper s are all so nice. They
are worthga gret deat to m e, Caleh,
~t as she clocedi the
i h> ee whistle rang its
tccalej Miss Woly
cott looked out of her window-the
school building was in flames. She
hastened to the burning house. The
roof fell in as she neared it, and two
firemen carried some one out on a
shutter. It was Ca'eb. He hai heard
the fire alarm and hastened to save
the exhibition work. He was taken
to a hospital, and Miss Woleoit staid
by his side. At last he opened his
eyes and smiled
"I saved some of them," he said.
Then he lapsed again into uncon
Caleb's bravery awakened the in
terest of the schoolboys, and they
spent their spare time by his cot. As
he grew better their bright minds be
gan to evolve plans for him.
"Father said he would take him
into our house as though he were h;s
son, if we co'ildn't do any better,"
said Harold. "But I think by the
way he said it that he expects us to do
better-I mean to think of something
"Well,there's his mother and b--o'h
ers and sisters," said another.
"Peehars they couldi do better if they
had a chance."
"Let's go and see 'ern,"said Lester,
ant they started off at once.
The boys staid b't a moment in
the poor little home.
"Gee!" said Harold, as they starte I
toward home, "Barefoote.1 in March."
"And there wasn't a thing in the
cupboard," said anotbe".
"Let's ask Miss Woleott to come
and help us fix them up," said Lester,
"I'm not very good at waishing dirty
little kids'fee::. What do the rest of
"I wish that we could do it all our
selves." sa-d Harold thoug':tfully.
"Harold has a scheme, ' sail Los
"Yes, I have and I want to talk to
father about it."
Harold spoke to his father iat
"You see.father,"he sai I; "I think
that the iight way to help people is to
help ti e'u to b-e!p themselves.'
The man smiled down very indul
gently at the earnest lad.
"What had .in thought of, my
"Well, I hardly know. but I have
wondered il they could not do some
thing to pay the rent on our cottage.
There are three acres of land there
and those boys could raise chickens
a -1 vege'ables."
te a rown-upan for
such a little latt. a with
the rest of the boys and see .
A meeting was held i:i the school.
room the next evening. The boys
suggestet and discussed until the
room wis'almost dark.
"What does Caleb's mother do?"
asked one boy.
i "She makes vests,"said a pale little
fellow in the corner.
"Gore from home all day, I sur
pose," said Haroll.
"Our housekeeper says it's worth a
dollar a week to keep my clothes
mended," said Lester. "What do
you. feows eay to hiring Caleb's
mother to keep us mende 1 up until
we think of something bstter?"
It was ag'eed to by all the b-y.
and the big famnily was transferi ed to
the pretty suburban cottage.
"Say, Caleb's mother can't saw
wood,"raid one of the boys some days
"Well, we can," sai.l Harold.
"And that garden must be plowed,"
"I'll work at home for James an-1
he will bring the plow and d> a first
class job at that. He said he would,"
Caleb slowly recovered from the
fever which was the result of the fire.
The boys did not have much time to
give to him, but their mothers and
sisters and Miss Wolcott did. There
were walks to repair, a pump to mend
a shed to be converted into a hen
hou'se. and the garden to make. The
schoolboys and Ca'eb's brot! ers dii
Ja nesi ent his plow and his experi
ence to the lads, and there never was
a thriftier garden than the one whic.
greetei Ca'cb's delighted eyes whens
he "c'ame home'' f-omi the hospital one
May mocrning. And his mother stood
in the door-his mother-her hair
neatly combed, a dainty white apron
over her pretty drese, and a hint
of the roses of long ago in her toil
The next summer .Caleb told the
boys that he and his brothers wcee
making eno gh to live upon.
"And pay the yen', too?" said Les
"Yes, anti i ay the rent, too. You
can give your mending to help soune
one else, now."-Advoca'e.
Music Wards Off Fatigue.
A Philadelphia contractor, who has1
recently returned form the Soudan,
tells of an interesting fact connected
with the building by the English of
the new military railroad .in that
region. Withi every gang of 40 or 50
men are assigned two harpers and
flnte player. Music is furnished al
most continuously, and so long as the
musicians play the workmen -nearly
all negroes-do not seem to feel the.
fatigue, and their movements are con
formied as nearly as pcssible to the
time e f the musie. As a general thing
the players get tired before the work
men do. To a white man the melody
produced by thes e cheerers of labor
would not be inspiring, for it is
peculiarly plaintive. ' he Africans,
however, find the music a great in
spi ation, and work with cheefulness
and dispa'ch. The Philadelphian
declares that the idea is one well
worth considering, for it is well known
that colored laborers and stevedores
along the river front will work harde:f
and-faster if permitted to sing. As a.
mnatter of fat," singing among them
FOR FARM AND GARDEN
The Top of tihe Taii.
There is an old saying among dairy
men that the cow's pro'ts are at the
top of the pail. When feeding this
should never be forgoten; and the
dairyman should make it his business
to see that t'e feed is of such a char
acter that will allow the cow to put
plenty of- "top" to her milk.
For an ordinary dairy cow a ration
of twelve pounds of clover bay, twenty
pounds of corn silage. four pounds of
corn meal, four pounds of wheat bran,
and four pounds of gluten meal will
assist the animal greatly in accom
plishing the fiat. It might also be
well (t bear in mind that a thorough
bred will greatly assist the milk in
getting the "top."
Citting the Chicken' Wint-.
If a persou cares to, it is possible to
cut the wings when the chickens are
young so that their flying ability will
be effectually impaired for a!l time.
This will often prove to be a great ad
vantage, especially with fowls of the
Leghorn, Hamburg and Minorca
breeds. This is not diaicult or paiu
ful to the chick, if done at the right
time, and consis' s simply iu cutting
the wing at the last jont; the portion
cut off is but a trifle when the chick
is young, but when it is dfveloped it
make; quite a materiail di 'rence in
its wing power, so much so that it is
a comparatively small matter to cou
fine them, and so far as practicability
is concerned, it does not impair their
useful qualities in the least. If the
work is done when the chickei is
about ten or twelve days old, it is
scarcely painful, and the chick soon
recovers its usual activity.
Cottrolling the Potato Stalk We'vul.
The adult weevil passes the winter
in the potato stalk, wliere it develors.
The easiest method of getting rid of
it is to destroy all the potato vines
after the crop has been reinove3l. The
sooner the potatoes are dug the bet
ter. If the vines are left too long
many of them will rot, leaving the
roots together with one or more wee
vils in the ground. The Kansas ex
periment station calls attention to the
fact that there are certain very co:n
mon weels which a e in themselves
great nuisances and aid in Lharboring
.e hoQq- A
U"C" CL.c cke ur a
nettle. Thes3 farieFs should learn
to recognize and keep out of potato
fields. They should Le pulled up
. roots and all and destroyed. If pull
ing is too expeusivo an operation the
weeds should be cut down whileyoung
aird allowed to dry up. Many of the
larvae in the sta'ks will perish for
want of proper food.
Great care should always be take-i
toepromote vigorous growth by clean
culture and fertilizati -n. The heavy
vine doss not sue'..r nearly so severely
as one the' L. in any way weakened.
The greatest iuiry o:curs to vines of
low vitality which have suffered al
ready from the att asks of other insects
drouth or he'at. Spraying with lon
don pur-ple and paris green has been
recommaeul and may be of sonic
use. Sweeping the vines with an in
sect nst when the beetles are on the
outside may result in getting rid of a
great manny of them. -New England
Entrances to Field.
In all country roa1 making there is
usually much plowing up of roadsides
and scraping of the soil into the mid
dle of the highway to make a good
road bed. Most of this work is worse
than usetess, though there are places
where the open ditch beside the road
operates as a drain and thus dces some
good. But in any case the farmer who
owns land adjoining the road should
insist that if the ditch is needed the
hWghway overseer must bridge the
open ditch so that it will not obxtruct
the entrances to his felds. Cut of
those fields he will each year draw
many loads of produce, and into them
as many of manure. To have a good
entrance to h's fields is therefore
the most imp~o:tant par t of road mak
ing for him. Yet after the road tax is
worke 1 out it is often found that a
If'gh but very narrow roadbed has been
made ii the centre of the highway,
and a ditch between it and the gate
that he uses to enter his nelds. T he
only way for the farmer then to do is
to make at his owi. expense a calve t
for water to ra s through, and cover
it nearly as high as the roadbed. It
will make a badl place to turn if the
roadbled is narrow as well as h'gh.
When a farmer has a few such ex
perien~es he wiill probably come to
the conclusion that wo. king cut his
tax under the average path master is
about the dearest possible way to keep
roads in good coudition, even though
he does not have to fjay out any
money. The time is comling when
deep underdrain~s beside the roadbed
will make ouly a very slight rise- in
the centre recessary to insure a good
track. The deep drain should be cou
nected at frequent intervals with the
loose stone o: underdrain under the
roadbed itself. This wili keep the
road always dry, and it will make it
easy to turn out without breaking
down or overturning an overloaded
wagon. Then with a wide gate, no as
to avoid danger of hitting either side
wihen a loaded wagon goes through,
there will be fewer losses by breakage
of whee's, axles or gate posts, and the
farmer will have the 1:euefits of the
goo:1 road as much as those who merely
drive on its roadbed-Amnericau Cul
Winzter Feedingr and JKoap.
During winter in the morning I feed
a warm mash comn osedl of oae scoop
fal of oats andi corn, ground together,
one-half a scoopful of cut closer, a
small handful of oil meal and what
table scraps or boiled potato parings
I happen to have. I mix the above
with warm or scalding water and let
it cool until just warm, when I feed
it. If a little green bone be added,
say an onuce to each hen three times
a week. it would help it out greatly.
Do not feed any mo-e of this mash
than they will eat up clean.' About
10 O'clock I scatter oats, also wheat
--whe, I have it--in the litter on the
floor of the scratching ehed. - This
keeps them busy until noon when I
feed any kind of green stuff that I
have, such as cabbage leaves or pota
to parings. It is well to give a little
chopred onion once in a while. About
2 o'coek I feed them their corn in
the scratching shed, -tnd they will fin't
all of this by 4 o'clock when I give
them all the toiled cats they will eat.
I find that by feedizrg the corn in the
scratching shed the Iowls a-e much
more active in the mo- ning thau when
they are fed on the ba:e floor and not
conipelled to exercise. If your chicken
houses are not made with the open
scratching sheds attached,-try an]
arrarge some place Jhat will answer
the purpose, and you wil be repaid in
the number of eggs you will get, also
in the good health of your fowls.
If your fowls are affected with roup
I can recommend the following trent
ment as an infallible remedy: Go to
your druggist and purchare five or ten
cents worth of peroxide of hydrogen.
If the afected bird's nostrils are
stopped up, clean them out, aul with
a small syringe inject some of thUe hy
drogen into them; also swab the throat
with a feather saturated with the by
drogen. Then take a small cloth wet
in the hydrogen and bathe the head.
Pepeat this treatment two or three
times daily until the ithe fowl ii cured,
which it will be in two or three days.
except in case-s of long staudinz. I
have cured chickens that had the roup
s. )a:lly that their tongues were
swollen eo that they were forced to
hid their beaks open.-A. B. in ths
Effect of Good Stabling.
In a perfect stab'e with all the co
ditions just i ight, about 18 pounds of
good mixed hay a day uill be used by
a 1000-ponnd cow to simply exist,
w, ites J. S. Woodward i-i Hoards'
Dairyman. If no foo.1 is given be
yond this, no production of milk can
take place except at the expense of the
cow's c-nd i
:this questio of feedin
shows that the same
kept in the pink of ;codit~on on Is
pounds of dry sae- in hay, ate all
the way up to 25 pounds as she' was
p'a:ed ii less favored conditious.
Chat when turned out for a couple of
hours each day, as cows a e usually
treated, she ate 21 pounds with no
gain of milk production. He then
centin:;ed to show the cost of milk
production io food beyond this point.
His experiments were very instruc
tive, showing that when eating 25
;ounds dry matter id'a cold stable no
milk resulted, anid the same when eat
in'g 18 to "1 pounds under more favor'
able conditions, so that in each case.
the food eaten was entirely wasted so
fir as productioa of milk was con
cerned. That when eating 25 pounds
of dry matter, under ordinary coudi
tions. 11 pounds of milk was made at
an expense of 2.27 pounds of dry mat
ter for each I ound.
But as the ration was increase.1 for
each two pounds of dry matter, the in
crease of milk was ahoat 5.6, and at a
gradual redaction in the amount of
dry matter to produce a pound of
The conclusions of the above turns a
bright light on one grave mistake often
made, that of delieient feeding.
A bright, clear headed man will
look into this question, and will see
that the milk costing the least is pro
duced when the cow is fed an abun
dant ration. properly balanced. We
bare often heard~ farmers re-nark con
cernning a neignbor who -was a liberal
feeder: "Ye.=, I know he gets lots of
milk, but it costs h'm all it is worth
By the abve it will be-seen that it
took >ust about half the food to pro
duce a p~oa!nd of milk when thne cow
was fed 32 pounds of dry matte:- that
it dld when she was fed 25 pounds,
condi:ionzs ieing the same. Many
feed their coa-s only about enough to
maintain life. They get but litt~e
mnilk, and what they get costs high.
BRan keeps the chicks in good con
Fumigate and whi:.ewash the hen
house at least twice a year-.
A good p'an is to divide the run
w ay into halves and cultivate one sec
tiin every year. -
If any o' the fowls acquire a habit
of featber eating, separate them before
the vice snureaL'h.
A good hen shou'd lay fr-om 150 to
17 eggs a yea-. Cull out those which
will not do that wel'.
Uuiess the ground is light and mel
low in the chi-ken r-un, a dust bath
should be providle.l in summer.
Watch that ge-it box and se3 that it
is always well tilled. Ma-ny of the so
t alled cases of cholera came from this
There is no better location for a
poultr-y yard than the orch~ard. Many
a stray worm' or bug which might
damnage the trees furnishes food for
If you hav-e a crop of millet uise
some for your scratching shed this
winter. The hens a-e fond of the
reed. and gi't the exercise they require
whie searching for it.
The number of penmniles
CHILCH'S COLUMN. _
Thiee Brave Fxpoorers.
rbree iolly !choolgirls
Each made up their mind
ro turn threu explorers
And see what they could find.
.o when school was over.
And half past four came round.
reoy wandered down a country lane,
Shall I tell you what they found?
In a ditch there lay a frog.
With skin a yellow white:
Bu* not one of them would touch it
For fear that it might bite.
In a thiek and thorny hedge
A bird's nest they could see;
At least. 'twas Eva said so -
Tbu bravest of the threl!.
ThAy scratehel their hands and tors their
They struggled might and maiu.
But .-t they could not reach Or -est.
Their tnil waq ail in vain.
"Hurrb: I've gt it: cnlled out Kat".
With a gay laugh and hoot.
"Fre got it. but '1-3 not a nest.
Only a nian's old boot!'
The Princesii Cleantie:1 W indow1e.
Here is a funny little story about
the Princess Victoria. One day' h2r
moiber to-ok ber to visit, Queen Ade
l:ide. The duchess was oblige 1 to
leave the little oc aone with the
'lueen for so ne tinie, and the latter. to
make the princ3ss fee! a' home, said:
"Now, my dea:', you have an hour to
spend with ime, and you sha'l do ex
actlv as vonl like."
"Exactly as I like?" queried the
little princess doubtfu!ly.
"Ve,," replied the gneeutittle im
agining who was to follow.
"Then, (ear Aunt Adelaide," said
the child, "may I be allowed to cleau
the wiUdows*' ?"
Queen Adelaide was so:avhat
tartled, -but the hitle oue ha I her
way, setting to work with sleeves
carefuily rolled up and au ap'ron tie I
One o reiasNt: res
No name in Ane-icn husto:ry is re
ga-(ted with more admiiration than that
of the gallant Marquis de Llfayette.
He was not by birth; an Animerican. but
a Frenchman, and niore than a huu
dred years ago, out of love for tha
cause of liberty aid sympathy for thett
in the revoutioil.
He was>gtna at the ciste of Chavag'
vac, France,:Sep+. f4, 1757, au'd whe-t
he offered hig services to the American
congress was .o:ly twenty years ol.l.
Although so yo-ing and inexperien'e I
be belonged to one of the most pod.e
ful faniies of France, aud his iAila
euce at court, through his %i6e's rela
tives as well as his ow,,, was o. the
g -eatest assistance to us.
In offering his help t., congrcs he
purposed to bear all hi owu expeuses
in the campaigns. Congress was pe-r.
and his services were gladly accepte1.
He .was at once given an appo~(intment
on the staff of Gene:-al W ashington,
and these two great mien, both of the
noblest chiaracter a'dlth - mst gener
ou:s minds, becamie life 1onJ fr ien1s.
In 1824 he was given a public in
'.itation to vi-it the Gnited State,andl
his travels through this couna ry we e
like a triumphal progres. Con.;resi
voted him a gift of S200,000O and 2'.
000 acres of land as a mark of appre
cmation for his services in the revolu
tion. He died in Paris Ma~y 21, 1834,
and lies buried in a handsome tornib
in the cemetery of Piep) a in the Fant
bour'g Saint Antoine. -Trenton (N.J)
Thme War in the Playroomn.
"1 am a soldier," said Walter, and
he marched up) and down in the platy
room with his gun over his shoulder.
"And I," said Alice, "'am a sailor
and live in a ship?" Then Alice
climbed up ia the big tall basket and
made it ro.k so that it went toward
the stool, where her big doll, Julia,
was sitting. '"Watch out!' she said
to Julia. "You are t be S; aniards anti
I am going tc shoot big cannons at
youi" Then Alice began to growl
deep down in her throat, to sound like
the noise of a cannon, but Julia never
blinked her eyes nor looked scared a
"Watch out:" said Walter. "I'm
goJing to cut you:- head of' with my
Trheni the lighting became loude:'
and louder, and Walter and Alice came
closer' and closer to poor' Julia, till at
last Walter got too close and did an
awful thing. He never meant to do
it, but he gave one great ent with his
little woo:le t sword, and off ca ne
poor Julia's he ld, flying right into
"Oh, my poor doily!" cried Alice.
"W~e oddnt go to hurt you," and sh3
kissed the broken head. while Walter
stcod. i ed and sorry. beside her.
Thenx mam1'a came up to see what
was the ira'ter, and she took the noor
dolly's hea1d and looked at it. "There.
thnere,'' said mnamma, "I wouldn't cry
any more. I ('an mend Julia so she
will never know~ she w~as hurt."
And, of course, if mamma said she
cou'dt do it, they knew it was all right,
and weat down to supper. And, sure
enough, the next day they had Julia
b::ck again with her head ou her
shoulders a-nd smiling away as if noth
ing had ever bae the matter. -Bos
Enjoy ing a Polar Ca.ndy Pull.
.Albert White Vorse was one of' the
cludedt in the worl. There was a
candy pull on the Kite, the like of
which never happened before.
"We had been for three months in
the ice north of Godthaab, Gieerdland,"
savs Mr. Vorse, "and the suu hal
never set once. Three months of end
less day, the sun circling around tts,
all t o time in sight, and when we got
to Godthaab we we e g'ad to see
something familiar once more. God
thaab has the most nethern sidewalks
in the world, and we spent hours
looking at them. Then there was a
schooner, and men and women, and
to cap it all, we had got into the re
gion of night once more. Of course
we were elate 1, and that accounted
for my proposition to make some
chocolate caranels and have a candy
pull on the focastle stove.
"It was accepted, and cur party
gathered around the fire while I stirred
the tuolasics. The fo'castle was a
small room at the best,and we crowded
it to the limit, so whe:i the nate ca:no
in he grumbled. Tien he told us a
story. It was a brlood-curdlin: . tee
of fLie days when the Kite was in the
whaling t.:ade, aid had rescued a lo.
ef fishermnen who would not wo: k, wt
sat aRomid the fo'castle fire and made
merry even ai we we:e doimg.
'But we got rid of them. One of.
the men d oppe-1 ca! ti id:es down the
funnel and they went or in every
"Bcfore he coutld enter into dttails
we hea-d a era:kling noie. as if
soniethi-i had fa!ieu down ihe .tove
ipiie. aid a instant !a'er there was a
iang and the men Scat ered in every
direction. I alone was le!t. an.l that
was chiefly becaus-e I dilu't have time
to get aILY. ,o:me 1Lot U1 a sailer
rian ha I dro:.ed a *:.w cartriiges
down the f;Imnel. Afte:- a r ile they
came bach a-id we hal our can ly. It
was goo I, too, only ad i that it
tasted a bit of powde.-- hila le~phia
-aturday Evoning Po-t.
A veryv fau-y tiin iIappened at
Ruti's o i *e :: 'aur diy, and
br..u tht her into ill.rep'e with a'.
least one membe of tue pol ce to ,c.
She ii a ve V seiun .1:0l gimi of
five, with great, so!e nu, tru hi eyes.
No oue would ever drean of her tell
iag what wa not exactly t.ie, and
she never ma le a joke in h'r i ie.
She wai sitting om the botton s'eo
of her stoop on ibis spe-i.l mo: tiing,
tLe litte book, m mouMeue. .
At the min'ster's d;o he wroti
someth'nz, and at D--. Blake'.. Ruil
part'cularlV noticed tia.
3r. Si th was a tre.ne i1o:i; p.we
in the neighborhood. Not. a : oy dare
to shout a sho it or fling a bal. wlie:
he was in sight: an 1, as for the lItth
gils - wveli.they a'wavs bre lthed freor
when Mir. S Uith tur'ned the cO -ze .
Rult watche 1 the hi; min an'il be
irea had her hens. Theu. with
quai~tng' heart. she saw '- ot
her steps. 3Ia-nma, pene the doo'r.
"Do ye kal~e a dog, inum?"' ske~
N," replied nima-na, nu i to R iti
the dear voice seemeli to shah;e wit.
Vir Smith howed sie--nly, an1I
tned to come down.
It was perfe-tly c!enr to Enth now.
31.- Sinith was puttimg- the entire
neighborhood uud.'r arres, excepi
tb wce who kept dogs!
Tha minister had one. and so did
Dr. Blke. She meant to save mnamma
if she could. So she tre.uiblin zly
faced Mir. Smith on the bottomu step,
and said geu:ly, "M1am na forgot
Tfowze , s'r"
MIr. 8mn tii was all attention.
"Is this your house?" he ge'es
"les, sir." Ruth's g eat, honest
eyes gazie I frankly into~ the gri n face,
"'And you have a dog. eh?"
"ie, sir. Towzer is our iog."
Li) the steps again went 3M-. Smith,
and sharply ran-; the bell.
"W here's your dor, mumi?'
"I told you that we have n dog.
WXe have ntever had a do;" mamma
''Oh! This is an old trick, mum;
thongh we dion't maet it often in these
neighbo.hoodis. Hoeree:-. you'me got
a truthfui litte gh!1: a d she ien't
sure that ye hare no dog." insistup
on seeing him, mu:
Afnylittle glea ni camto in min
.iuth, "she cal., ''yam may as
well bring Towze-. The oieer its
uplon seeing hi r."
1r. Smithrl's face ginew 'ery red, as
Ru'th rani upstairs.
Presently she c.ame1 bask. "Here's
Towzer, sir," she sai.l iith a q:Pve:-.
"'Here's o:1r do z." Au-l she he1l up
to the astoiish d eyes of the big
poic-eman a <iirty ('anton-'lautnel dog
one shoe biou eye quite gone, uis
tail ia shredb. an] i det wh 1 ear.,
pinned1 to h:s head with safty i.ins!
If i Smithm had hee wi-,e, lhe
w~ould hav'e la -g'i, hr Mr. Smim b
was not on the pluice force 'be anse of
31amnma, thouigh, lauzh e I mecreily,
whi'e Ruth h iggemd Tow.e, andtie
that in some roundabout way he and~
she had save 1 the fa ::iiy f omn an
awful fate. -Christian Register.
The cther evang at dinner the
face of four-year-ol1Edith was 1ighter
up with nun ual beauty, a-il her dia-k
eyes h-ad a dre. my, faraway look tha!
prompted har/mother to ask: "'Wha
SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY.
Cancer ranks filth among diseases
as a cause of death.
Slate is produced in France to a vOY
large extent and is taken from both
open and closed quarries.
A Berlin watchmaker has an appara
tius which accurately measures -the
t'aousandtih rart of a second.
The san's lifetime is calculated by
Dr. T J. J. See at 36,000,000 years,
32,030.000 having been already spent.
Twenty-five years ago the United
State3 supplied 15 per cent. of the
world's coal consumption; now they
supply 30 per cent.
Scientists attribute the recent seis
mij disturbauces in all parts 'of the
glote to the 'act that the earth has
bee 2 on an uneven keel.
Piacers are mide by n machine
wbizb, in one op iration, cats out the
hand-e and jaw. The two parts are
afterward joined by band.
There is a probability that a large
warehouse for the display of Ameri
can manufactured products will, in
the naar future, be established in
From onc-half to one and one-quar
ter horse power per square yard rep
resents the sanny day solar energy of
Amerian prgiries as shown in ten
years of observation.
Coal tar threatens to supplant the
indigo trecs of India and Java by sup
plyiug a- indizo chemically identified
with and infinitely purer than that
hitherto on the ma ket.
it is now generally recognized that
the size of the brain is not an index
of mental capacity. More important
thai mere bulk are the convolutions
and the depth of the salci or fissures
of the brain.
An electrician claims to have in
vented an e!eetri -al device to prevent
railroad collisions. He places electric
dvianIos under every -engine which.
opera-e I by indnction, give signals of
approach by an arc light in the cab.
The number of Iccomotives now
runuing on the world's railways is
estimated to Le about 160,000. Of
this Eu:ope possesses 85,000, America
5.7,00,\ and Asia 10,000, and the rest
are to be found in Africa and Aus
In 1860 the e were 139 silk mills in
the United States wo 8
GAT FROG HUNTINC.
Record Made by an American and NS'
Partners in Canada Marshes.
The frogs' le. industry will become
a wholesale business in Cleveland, 0.,
and Canada is being made the pur.
veyor for that city. One of the next
monopolies in the United States,
probably, will be the frogs' legs'~om
bine. Last April there arrived in La
belle township, at about the same
spot where the New; York hermit
lawyer was living last year, a tall, fair
yo-.ug 'American named .Riggins,
siephe w of a millionaire living in
Cleveland. He was accompanied by
a French Canadian of Cleveland
named Constant. At Labelle they
took an.other partner, Mr. Lanthier
of L'Annanciation. All three started~
to wage a ceaseless war- on the frogs.
For five months they have done noth
ing else, and many a settler misses
the cheerful evening frog concerts.
These frog hunters have searched
pools, marshes, lakes and rivers in
the counties of Labelle and Wright,
and are now doing the Pontias county.
They are wvell paid for their work.
Higgins gets $3 a day, Constant 82
and Lanthier $1. They sell the frogs
alive at $203 per 1000. These frogs
are all sent alive to Cleveland, and
there set free in a tank to grow, fatten
and 'multiply. When the tank bursts
in that city it will be like a repetition
of one of the Ancient plagues of
Egypt. Mr. Higgins and his mates
have established a recor d. They have
canght as many as 2.500 in three days,
or $160- clear profit a day. They
drive from one place to another. Thoy
are provided with small hand nets,
which they now use very dexterously.
l ast week they shipped 2800 live
frogs to Cleveland. They carry box
shooks along with them and makie
their own crates. They pile up marsh
grasses in the bottom and place alter
nate layers of frogs and grass until
the case is comfortably filled. Then
the whole is thoroughly soaked with
water by being immersed in a stream
for a few miuutes, and thr~s packed
the frogs can live eight days. They
are shipped by rail. The object of
all this is to create a frogs' leg market
Bows of a Young Prince.
Prince Edward of York is just five
vears old. ant straddles his Shetland
pony like a little man. An American
lady who has been staying with her.
own little -son in the neighborhoodof
Sandringbr-n says Vhe princeletris a
perfect specimen of healthy childh
and one day when drivingt~-i
him with his nurse in an open I
Every one bowed smilingly t
bright little boy, who imme
jumped up in the seat' andre
the salute again and again
v~as out of range of their risz
nurse maintained a dignifie
sion of countenance, but
this future kings sailor bl
vent him from tumblin
No doubt this Edwar
'aave very much liked
Edwyard of New Ye