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TRil WEEKLY EDITIGY WINNSBORO. S.C.. fARCH 3. 900. ESTABLISHED 1844
After the clangor of battle.
There comes a moment of rest.
And the simple hopes and the simple joys
And the simple thoughts are best.
After the victor's pman.
After the thunder of gun,
There comes that lull that must come to all
Before the eet of sua.
Then what is the happiest memory?
Is it the foe's defeat?
's it the splendid praise of a world
That thunders by at your reet?
Nay, nay. to the life-worn spirit
The happiest the-:ghts are those
That carry us Lack to the simple joys
And .he sweetness of life's repose.
A simple love and a sinipler trust
And a simple duty done
Are truer torches to light to death
Than a whole world's victories won.
IM TILES BUCXHAX
WAS 8 oclock of a Saturday
inornir.. in February when Mr.
r and Mrs. Stone drove out of
their farmyard and took tho
road northward. The crisp snow of
the highway, packed and polished by
weeks of good sleighing, creaked
under the runners of their "cutter,"
and -the sun was shining gloriously
over the wooded hills to the east
The Stones were going to spend
Sunday with ''Cousin Maria," Stone's
second cousin, and the object of Mrs.
Stone's admiration and envy. She
declared that there was no house like
Cousin Maria's, and no domestic con
venienees and advantages like those
she enjoyed; that nobodyv wore such
SeautifT-clothes, or had such good
t-ingso- eat, or commanded such re
senes ft "do with"as Cousin Maria..
sbort, Mrs. Amass Stone, who had
iotbeen a great while married. and
wolIaioneof the nicest little farm
uMsei41e-country, as wdll as one
estand most devoted husbands
Beworld; wan somehow a victim of
ost-disagi-eeable and distress
alaay envious discontent; and
e:occasion of it was
Ji ishe could only. ex
11eaee1haps not husbands,
big elsey with Coifsin
enough -y 'that strange
ineretel~y~ i t'sincer enrve
ittle oman with the big'devoted,
erlike-husband and the modelfarm
us/overlo.ing one of the- most
'beantiful an:i productive valley farms
in New Englaut.. "If I could only
keep house' like Cousin - Ella!" she
would sometimes say to her hisband;
and then she would add to hei-self,
"Perhaps I might if I had as nice a
house and the things to do with that
Sincere and dordial envy does not
make people dislike each other, by
Sany eans; and it was natural enough
that Mrs. Stone and her cousin, Mrs.
Holmes, should enjoy visiting each
other and thereby adding fresh fuel
to their mutaal admiration. They
traveled back andforth on these social
exchanges a good deal, and their hus
bands, who liked each other (and each
others fare, by the way), were never
averse to "driving over" for a dry's
outing. The two farms lay soma 20
miles apart, in different townships,
and about midwr between them was
a village, where the Stones and the
Holmeses each had a special friend,
with whom it wvas convenient andi
*pleasant to stop for dinner while
* going a-visiting.
The sleigh bells rang cheerily and
*the miles rapidly fell away behind the
* Stones' cutter this Februaryv mnorning,
as they drove along toward Hydeville,
- the half way village. "I hope nothing
will happen to the stock or the hens,
over Sunday." said Mr. Stone.
"Oh, don't worry about that!" ex
claimed his wife. "You spoke to
Leonard, as usual, didn't you?"
-"X'es, I asked him to fodder once a
* day and attetid to the milking. But
* he lives-quite a little piece away, and
* if it should come on to storm"
"Storm' Look at the sky!" ex
claimed Mrs. Stone, with a scornful
!anmgh. "I declare, if you aren't the
greatest man to worry over nothing."
It was still gloriously pleasant
when they reached Hydevilie, at 11
o'clock, and they stopped there two
full hours. As they again took the
road,at 1 o'clock,they noticed that the
* sky had become slightly filmy, but ais
it frequently does cloud over thus to
ward the close ol a fine winter day
they wvere neither surprised nor dis
turbed. -At 3 o'clock, however the
wind. began to rise, the sky grew more
overcast,and before long was spitting
Lisharply out of the northeast.
."What do you think about a storm'
___ now?" asked Mr. Stone.
U" "Drive along and get there as quick
-as you can, "was his wife's only reply,
as-she gathered the buffalo robe more
tightly about her.
When - they reached the Holmes
farm, at about 4 o'clock, the wind was
howling and .the snow driving across
the landscape in sheets. Mrs. Stone
got out at the side entrance and
plunged shiveringly against the door,
but turned at once to her husband
with a look of surprise and consterna
tion. The door was locked! So were
the front door and the kitchen door,
as they speedily discovered.
"They're away from home, " an
nounced Mr. Stone.
"They've gone visiting," groaned
his wife. "Oh dear! do you suppose
it's possible they've gone to visit us?"
"Shouldn't wonder a bit," replied
MSr. Stone. "Come to think. of it, I
heard a man's laugh when I. went over
to the store in HvderiUe that soun led i
le John Holmeks. Iimt I conlau'.
tell where it came from, and couldn'I
see anybody that looked like him, s4
gave it up.
"Goose!" cried Mrs. Sione. "He
was probably over at Jason Super's,
where they 'always stop - out in the ;,
barn, like as not. If you'd only men- F
fioned it! Well, we must just make
the best of a bad jo'. I know where
Maria puts the kitchen key when she's e'
away, and we might as well go in and*
take possession-as they will have to
do at oar house, I reckon.' t
The key was found on a nail under
the sto p, and Mrs Stone proceeded *
to take possession, while her husband
stabled his horse. When M r. Stone
came in he found the lamps all lighLted 0
and his wife in a high state of exeite
ment and delight at the prospect of it
"using Cousin Maria's nice things for
a while! I guess it's all for the best,"
she announced, with unexpectedI a
cheerfulness. "F6r once in our lives
we will have a taste of keeping house
with modern conveniences"'
It was a tremendous snowstorm
thal swept New England during Feb
ruary 25 and 26. Mr.and Mrs. Stone
were snowbound for a week in the
Holmes house, and Mr. and Mrs.
Holmes, as it happened, were similarly
imprisoned in theirs. Roads were
not broken through for five days, and
no one knew how his neighbor was
In the meantime Mr. Stone took s
care of Holmes's stock, and Mr.
Holmes took care of his, while their
wiv'es revelled to their hearts' content
in the supposed domestic advantage% I
and improvements for which they had i
envied each other so long. At laet
the two families were able to get word
to one another, and. a day was set for
the mutual evacuation of each other's
premises and a meeting at Hydeville
on the way. Both parties were in
vited to dine at Jason Soper's that
memorable day, -nd the reader may be
sure it was not one of those dinuer par-t
ties that languish for lack of conver
Late in the afternoou,as the Stones
came in sight of their own pleasant
farmhouse, Mr. Stone said, hesitat
ingly, "John and I had so'ne talk of
exchanging farms while we were har
nessing up. We thought, if"
"Stop right there, Amasa Stone."
cried his wife. with a sudden uncalled
for burst of tears. 'If you ever men
tion such a thing again"'- -
"Why!" exclaimed Mr. Stone, in
gad.- astonishment, "I thought you
were crazy for Cousin Maria's modern
conveniences, and John said that
Maria made life a burden to him__$
e'd please boh 'of da b pin
"Well, you'll ueither of yo ever
hear anything more on the sabect
from Ma-ia or me, "sobbed Mrs. Stone.
"We were'both of us so homesick and
so ashamed that we burst out crying
when 'we were up in the front chamber
at Mrs. Soper's, and confessed what
fools we had been. I guess neither
of us will ever quarrel with her own
things again-least of all, with her
own husoand."-American Agricul
THE NEW WOMAN'S'BABY.
IShe Brings Him Up According to the
itules Laid Down in the Book.
"But haven't you any more books
on the subject?"asked the woman, ap
pealingly, much as if the person' she
was consulting had large installments
of books hidden away, only forthcom
ing when his heart should soften.
"Not in, now," and the young man
at the circulating library turned to a,
"Why don't you take something
else?" advised her companion.
"Because I do not come here to
get any books. I just want books that
will give me information about caring
Ifor baby. Ever since h~e was a wee
little thing I have been reading every
thing I could s.et on. the subject. I
think," she said, crashingly, turning:
to the young man in charge, "I will
not take any book today."
Then as she started away her tone
changed to one of pity..
"How was it," she said to the other
woman, "that babies used to struggle
up, when there were no magazines or
hooks about how they should be
Itrained? Every one of my friends who
has a baby does just as I do and gets
evey article she can upon their physi
cal or mental or moral well being.
And one' does get such help. Just the
other day I was reading somewher'e:
'No mother should be without a baby;'s
diary. Jot down all the sayings of
the little one,'and so I've started with
such a pretty book, leather bound,yo2u
know, and I mean to keep it up."
"That must be awfully interesting,"
said the other woman, "isn't it?"
"This last boo0k, the one I had
given back when I met you, gave me
fine directions for caring for baby's
teeth, especially the second teeth. I
shall do exactly as it says, and take
him to the dentist in time. In that
way, you kn-.w, you avoid all trouble
about teeth coming in crooked and all
that. Kindergarten methods are fine.
too, and I've been reading up about
them, for I want him to have the ad'
vantage of the latest ideas."
"How old is he now?" asked the
"Three months old,"said the proud
mother, fondly. -New Tork Sun.
Phillips' Devotion to His Wife.
A beautiful story is told of Wendell
Phillips, the famous American oratorI
illustrating his lover-like devotion t
his invalid wife. At the close of a
lecture engagement in a neighboring
town his friends entreated him not to
return to Boston.
It was a fearful cold night, and the
last train had go:n, so he would have
to return in a carriage. "You will
have 12 miles of rough riding before
you get home,'' they said.
"But at the other end." lie replied,
GOOD WATER FROM TREES.
-y Woodsmen in the South Always
Carry an Auger in Their Kit.
In many sections of the forest lands
the south during the dry seasons a
an may walk for miles without find
g a stream of water or a spring by
hich to quench his thirst. If, how
-er, he is an experienced hunter and
oodsman, he will not have to drink
ater from the stagnant pools in order
keep life in his body. D
Queer as it may seem, an experi- 2
iced man can hunt for days through (1
tch dry tracts and yet experience no t
convenience on account of the lack t
water. Nature has provided a
eans which is only known to the in
iated. Every old huntsman carries
ith him, when going on a long hunt, r
small auger. by which he can secure s
refreshing drink and water to cook
ith at any moment.
A cottonwood tree or a willow is the
ell which the wily huntsman taps. t
:e examines each tree until he finds c
io that has what a woodsman calls a
vein." It is simply an attenuated
rotuberance. By boring into this
vein" a stream of clear Avater will
ow out. It is not sap, but clear,pnre
ater. The huntsmen say that the t
-ater is better than the average to be
ad from the ordinary wells. There t
i no sweetish taste about it, but it f
as a strong flavor of sulphur, and is t
The reason for this phenomienon
aunot easily be explained, but that
supply of water can be contained in
tree is not so surprising. The fact
f its flowing is the wonderful feature,
bowing that it must be under pres
are, or, in other words, that there is
lore at the source of the supply.
Vhen it is considered that the trees
irnish the water in the dry season,
nd that the ground is literally baked,
: is the more remarkable, especially
,hen the roots of the trees do not ex
and to any great depth iuto the
Owing to the fact that water can be
btained by tapping cottonwood and
illow trees, very peculiar testimony
-as recently heard in a case in the
deral dourt here. About 20 years
go, at a certain point on the Missis
ippi river, one of the islands which
-as formed by the channel forking and
arrounding a large tract of land was
eserted by the stream on the Tennes
ee side. Years afterward this land
ras claimed by the man who owned
roperty in Tennessee adjoining the
yrmer island. His claim was that the
;land had been wahed away,. and
'ormer owner, to prove that the
and had been washed away, sawed off
the top of a cottonwood stump that
was on the island and showed that it
contained 56 circles, or rings, begin
ning at the heart. His statement was
that a ring was formed in the tree
every year, hence the tree was a sap:
ling 55 years ago. and was conseguent
ly growing there 36 years before the
island became a part of Tennessee.
In order to prove that a ring was
formed every year he testified that
while hunting, about 20 miles from
that place in 1865, he had tapped a
cottonwood tree for water, and had
put a plug in the hole afterward to
keep the water from wasting. His
theory was that the tree in its growth
would have covered up the plug and
that the number of rings from this,
plug to the bark of the tree would be, in
ihe year 1899, 34,showing that a ring
had been formed for every one of the
34 years it had been imbedded in the
The tree was found and sawed up.
The plug was discovered. and was dis
tant from the outside of the tree ex
actly 34 rings.
Although such testimony would not
be doubted by a woodsman, it was not
received as evidence by the court.
The Strange Things We Hear.
The car was very crowded. Just
beside the woman sat a very pretty
girl and hanging to a strap was a very
uice young man, and since everything
was in such close quarters, the wo
nan had no choice but to play the
part of eavesdropper. And this is
what she heard:
"How is everything out in Rocky
Heights now?" asked the young man.
"It's so dull," answered the young
woman. "You've no idea how dull it
is. I've been~ wanting to come into
town to visit Susie, but they won't let
"Why not?" asked the man.
"I don't know," she said. "Good
2ess knows they're anxious enough
o get me married off. I should think
:hey'd be only too glad to have me
"Would you marry?" The young
nan seemed partial to questions.
"Would I marry?" she repeated.
'Yes, indeed I " ould."
"But why dob't you?" came an
"Because nobody asks me. 1 will
narry just the first man who wants
ne," she said innocently.
"Well, will you have'me?" he said.
Silence for a moment, and con
ealed anxiety on the part of the he
"Will you have me? I'll come out
vith the ring tonight,"' he said.
"Do you know what my father and
nother would say'." she said sud
"'Traise God from
"No, hat?" whom all bless
ngs flow.' "
The Increacin; Value of' Diainond.
The war in South Africa, it is a
earned, .has been the cause of the I
yeat risd in the price of diamonds. 3
or .the last few years these precious 2
tones have, become more and moret
alnable, till the war has accentuated
heir price io such a degree that the I
esrs atre not only things of beauty
L BIG PYTHOYS TOILEI
UEER HABITS OF THE NEW YOF
ZOO'S MOST CURIOUS SPECIMEN.
wenty-two Feet of Maternal Devot ion
Eggs That Wouldn't Hatch - Vigoro
Measures to Make Her Change B
Ctumine-A Seven Monthts' Faa!.
Probably the most curious. .pe
en among the inmates of the m
oo in Bronx park is the big East I
ian python known as Fatima, sa
tie New York Sun. Few visito;
tey stand before the eage wheri '
reat reptile coils her 22 feet of rich
inted body appreciate the ecteit
abits of this creature, aud the cc
espondingly remarkable treaitoe
he receives from her keepers.
Fatima arrived in New York la
eptember on a tramp steamer frc
ingapore. For the three montis
he voyage she lay tightly coile(i ir
rate withont food or drink. The on
ttentiou given her was a sprinili:
?ith warm water every week or sp,
hieh she responded by hissing li
small steam engine and making
ceasional vicions lunge at sonte
From the introduction of the p
hou into her commodious glas
ronted cage in the reptile houre i
o the present time she has establ;4h
record nnique among snakes. E
egan by laying 75 eggs, which :-e
estined never to hatch because "ha
wuer had-been chilled by the -co
reather prior to settling down in es
ivity. Nevertheless, the proud own
ollected them into a pile, aud, cc
ng herself about them, waited p
iently for the little snakes to app'e:
Two weeks, the period of incul
ion, went by and Fatima had n
tirred from her position. An 4
empt was then made by her keepe
o take the eggs awa from her, but s
teveloped such energetic measures
lefence to prevent this that the kee
rs, who think little of juggling -wi
attlesnakes and cobi as. retreat
rom the cage with considerale al
In the meantime Fatima had b&
>reparing to shed her skin. Her e6
iery eyes, mounted on a head asti
s that of a jug of respectable sizei
urned to a pearly white. Gradnal
his tint faded away, leaving the-ej
lull and glassy. This was a sign'ti
he skin was ready to be cast. Ifi
iperation did not take-place with
ertain time the reptile was- liab
ontract a malady peculiar too
neare h.ei~ oi
At r 'e Mr. Ditma
has charg e reptile house.
cided upon os measures.
eggs must b n away, he deel
aud, if the python failed to walk\
of her skin, the same must be strip
from her by the keepers. Ace<
ingly, a stream of cold water--at- l
pressure was turned on the repi
As she hurriedly uncoiled to ea
trouble, Keeper Snyder crawled i
the cage behind the protectior
screen and raked out the eggs wil
long pole. Several times the ser
was sent flying by blows from
snake's head and Snyder had
be pulled out .by the legs. The e
were finally removed and a respite
allowed to the reptile until the i
day to appear in her new clothes.
The respite was vain. The r
morning showed the python co:
sulkily in the corner where her e
had been. Her old skin had crac1
in many places and must be remno
at once. The snake's bathtub
tilled with boiling water and ev
orifice in the cae was stopped
It was~ soon full of steam and
semibled a Turkish batb. A fter
hour of this treatment of the pyth
whenk the temperature of the inte:
of the cage was at about 100 degt
and it wsas dripping with moistt
Keepers Snyder and Dahl, with :
Ditmars, entered the cags, pushin
blauket in front of them supported
a pole as a screen. The were v
aware of the fact that if the sn
caught them in her coils an unc
fortable embrace might follow,
same being detrimental to ribs
whatever portion of their anate
was involved. The door was in
centre of the cage and they muet
vance ten feet to reach the snake.
they started to crawl forward
snake blew a quantity of air from
eapacious interior with a noise
particularly encouraging. She tl
glided toward the door, eutting
the rctreat of the invaders. Catch.
sight of Suyder's suspenders, wh
which were of a bright carmine h
and evidently not being partial t~o
color, she made a neat pass of ab,
six feet in his direction. Not see
my way of retreat, and fully app
siating what might happen. Sny<
romptly ascended the truuk ol
yedar tree in the cage, and, perch:
simself about eight feet above Fm
un, looked about to see what wo,
The nextamove was made by one
he men below. IBeaching out a ha
~autiously from under the blanket
~aught hold of a rent in the old sl
nd p~ulledl oft' a long~ strip. Whi
he epidermis wa removed th<
hone a patch of velvety body refle
ng the prismatic colors. The ope
ion was repeated.. It seemed
>lease the snake. She at once beca
tniet and allowed the process to
n. Snyder slid down from the ti
nd joined in the operation. In
hort time the blanket was laid asi
nd the work Ihegaearnest.
ook more than icu -- :s to relic
ratima of her old el , during t
emainder of which tune she show
he utmost good nature toward I
.eepers, although making a vicio
ab or two at groups of spectators c1
ide the eage.
In her new ut h ose
Cected all colors of the rainbow, bt
7et their remained another anxietT
-he must now take a substantial mea
K otherwise, in the language of the hei
patologist, she must be stuffed. Thi
with a snake of her size is a difl-en
tand dangerous operation. Dainti(
to calculated to delight her eyes wei
served daily, but at these she indi
ferently turned away.
A week ago it was decided that flu
fast must be broken. For about seve
inonths the snake had not tasted foot
A bra-e of dead rabbits were procure
s from the 2narket. Thev were tied t<
gether U 4h twiinA and carefully lIbr
e ea'ed so as to slide down the snake
elougated aesophagus with fadilit
After due preparation the rabbits wei
placed on a bamboo pole. There w:
some livelv maneuvering and the b
snake was caught by the neck, thong
not until one of the keepers had ha
a finger torn by her long, curve
teeth. The forward portion of 11
a body was straightened by the con
biued force of six or eight men, an
IS like the loading of an old inuzzli
to loader, the string of rabbits was rn
ie down her throat. After being releftse
she nonchalantly swallowed her dinn4
o and, piling he inany folds into tl
corner of the eage, went to sleep.
VICTORIA'S PRIVATE MUSEUM
S!nfornation About a Little--Known Ite.
Ie in Windsgor Castle
re There is atiWindsor Castle a priva
ir museum which is of very recent da1
d and in the formation of which h<
P. Majesty has taken an inmsnse amoun
rof interest. Its treasures are in mnat
. cases of unique ialue,both from the
a. associations and their intrinsic wort]
r. In 1896 some workmen engaged i
a- tearing out a set of apartments that hg
ot long remained unused, and whic
t. were situated in the tower, came upc
rs some old lumber, as they imagined
ie to be, in a passage which was qui
of blocked up with it. On closer exam
p. netion, however, the "Inmber"'turne
th out to be a collection of most interes
ed ing and valuable relics, whose vei
existence had been forgotten for gene
n t:Mheajesty took great interest i
p. the find, gindin conjunction with tt
ig 4 inspector, conceived the idea of mal
ad ing a private museum 'of these a
similar treasures in the io est
bule, an apartment near the eq i
-,,entrance on the'ground floor..
at this time that S
ener, now Lord. Ki
proi to occupy the-B
case in her new museum. These tre
o ures consisted of Wad Eishara's
de- banner with its tin rattle, which 1
Phe captured at the battle of Firket; a
ed, a crusader's sword,found in his hoi
out and with a Spanish motto in Gern
ed characters, which says: "Do
rd- sheathe me without honor." In t
igh case. too, the Queen has placed I
ile. I Afghan trophies presented to her
use Lord Roberts 10 years previously.
nto The second contains Several nota
sf a articles, chief of which is a in e spe
h a men of executioner's are, which]I
een ievidently seen great service and wh:
the was given to the Queen' by Sir X3
to liam Congreve, who invented the v
a The next case has a nitique "ol,
ext tion of beautiful leather creaks f<
merly belonging to some chiefs of i
ext South Sea Islands. On a charmi
led network are sewn feathers so mint
ggs that they form a smooth, finished si
ted face in black, yellow and red colo
ved Most of these are single feathers o
vas very rare species of parrot, and ei
r-of the magnificent cloaks has be
up. -alued by experts at not less t1i
me. E10,000. On further inquiry it v
an found that they had been given by I
on, king~ of the Sandwich Islands,in 18!
-or'* to his Majesty, King George IV.
ees In the fourth case are a great set
re, . Nepaulese knives and daggers used
dr o'ur Indian frontier campaigns byt
a Ghoorka and similar tribes. TI
on "Kokri" or Ghoorka, fighting kni
-ell w~hich the native uses in preference
ike the sword or bayonet, is~ well woi
te Case No1 5 displays the head a
ud skin of an enormous Indian 1ic
my ar ound which have 1.een grouped
the ancient Hanoverianu standards of t
ad- firt three Georges; some weapons
A s the Zulus taken at iqandhiana, so:
the finely caparisoned saddles of v
.er horses, and a "sampit," or blow tul
sot nsed to shoot poisoned darts hv
ien natives of Borneo.
off The next collection is a very Ii
ng and unique one, being that of a si
ich cession of spurs, of all shapes a:
esorts, from the Wars of the Roses I
he today. With these are placed
mit pieces of plate which formerly I
ng longed to the Thirty-second regimue
re- They will at once strike the spectatoa
ler- attention by their extraordina
a shape, being twisted into most fant4
ngtic arrangements. This was due
ti- the effects of a shot which struck t
la regimental plate c-hest during t
siege of Lucknow.
of Case No. 8 may be said to represe
nd war weapons of various countrii
hie They are old muskets anmd b~nnd4
:in busses of the Prussians, French, Ha
mre overions, Russii's, Portuguese,Spa
eish and English. Also African w
ehatchets and himmers, together wi
abundles "of spears and arrow hea
to of the North America Indians. Th
ne there are tire shields and weapons
go Asiatic savages, as well as of su
ee nations as the Chinese and Japane
a - - - __ _
de .Tall Men scarce.
It The directors of the Great Northe:
ye ~of England have issued a circul
he letter to the station agents statij
ed in future the standard height fot- pc
eters in tepartment shn
us be a : ti
AMERIAN MULES MAK(E TROUBLE.
Many of the British Purchases Die on
I; the Voyage to South Arica.
While the British government an
s nounces that it is perfectly satisfied
with its investment in American mules,
s and will buy 10,000 more, men who
8 have returned to New Orleans from
- Cape Colony declare that the mules
have caused a great deal more trouble
0 in South Africa than has been reported.
n five British ships are on their way
L to New Orleans, all of which will be
d loaded with mules. Nearly half the
required 10,000 animals have been
- already purchased, and so heavy a
purchase at one time has sent the price
of mules up $20 apiece, England
having to pay some $200,000 more
g The British-are buying one special
h grade of mules, known as small mules.
The large animals used. on the sugar
plantations in the SottL are, their
r veterinary surgeons say, not so vigor
ous and toug'a, although able to haul
Jarger loads. The small mule bought
by the British are tough and wiry,
n ith more vitality than the large ones,
and less liable to disease. All those
bought in this country have been
e breen-that is, they have not been
broken yet-and they seem to have
caused some of the trouble in Africa.
From the day the shipment of mules
began the British have had trouble
with them. They packed them too
e closely on 'one of the vessels, and a
e considerable proportion of the animals
r died in transit. Another lot developed
t glanders as soon as they landed in
y Africa and either died or were killed,
r and quite a number of others died
1. from the climate and insects of South
a Africa, to which they were unaccus
d tomed. But the heaviest loss was on
h the Corinthia, which landed 500 of her
a I cargo of mules at Port Elizabeth. No
it sooner did the animals find themselves
:e on shore, after being cooped up for
i- 31 days on a vessel, than they made
d for the interior, and the entire lot es
caped with the exception of 11. A
y reward has been offered for their re
v. capture by the British authorities, but-!
without result, and a herd of some
n 500 American mules is now wander
, ing somewhere in the interior of Africa.
These losses render it quite certain
that the 20,000 American mules
shipped-or to'be shipped to "outh
At use of the British army
-- b a fresh lot will
1evingthat itoffered opportuities
rsi to energetic and pushing young men.
as- They found the situation. there very
ed bad and no prospects ahead, so they
ras all took advantage of 4heirscontract
so with the British governmeiit to be
se brought back home, and ,they almost
an unanimously declare that they were
iot harshly treated on the voyage, getting
His insufficient and unsatisfactory food,.
he and being worked far too hard. The
by British government has expresAed a
preference for American drivers as
bAe well as American mules, but it will not
ci. get them.
as -__ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
ch ' How to C"'e W1orr
~il'. Many perso~ns wouldl be only too
ar glad to 1!s.'r of a cure for worry. The
Pic. .iih :1atzazine has a contributor
'c- who rote~.ses to have solved the
>r 1ol 00t.i an.l gives the remedy, which
hie is. as, folows:
.g "Nben the symptoms of worry be
.t e 'in to mnanifest themselves, when your
ir- min d gets to d wellbng upon some one
*s. t ontlin; matter with feverish in
f a sis:euce, when you find yourself de
,ch pressed or irritable or overstrung, or
en full of foreboding, then go into your
an room and lock the door.
-as "-For the first application of this
he prescription you must be absolutely
Malone and in -silence. After awhile
you may be able to make these con
of ditions for yourself anywhere, by ~
in complete withdrawal of y ~nd
he even in the midst of a rw;but at
he first yon must be.qiifealone.
re, "Looseiryolir garments completely;
to lie'down in the most restful position
-th you can assume; avoid raising the
head too high, thus cramping the
dneck and impeding circulation. Now
nclose your eyes for a few minutes, and
he i'aising the arms let them fall and lie
he loosely and naturally above your
of head. Lie thus for a minute or two,
ne and then begin to take deep, long
ar breaths, as deeply as possible, exchal
eing quietly and naturally. Keep this
e up for five minutes, until you are sen
si!>le of a real rela'cation and refresh
ne xnent of the body.
c- "You will then be in the physical
acondition to take up the mental work
i:l which you need to do. "-M.edical
it. An English Offier on Our Armly.
- Lieutenant-colonel F. M. Rundall,
ry commanding the First battalion, Fourth
s-Gurkbam, recently delivered at the
to Unitea States institution of India at
be Simla two lectures on th'e American
r ivil war. In his summing at the esa
the lecturer said:
n"As one reads the story one cannot
s.but be tilled with the profoundest ad
I- niirationl for the superi) courage dis
nplayed, not occasionally, but inces
nsantly, by both Federals and Confed
ar ates -- a courage not displayed by in
th dividuals only, but by regiments, by
Is brigades, by whole divisions. As I
read of these gallant deeds and re
of miembered that these officers and men
ehad been but a few months before not
e. soldiers, but peaceful citizens, I felt
that America is a nation of soldiers
born, and that her sons are made of
ethat Btern stuff which enables men,
ar worn out with incessant fatiguea
ig hardship, to still go forth
r- after morning, amid slushn
d and misery, to their
ie I with death and mutil
a. .did dash and brillia
n m- a et
A QTIIo ijr A DWI I wn-l
With fingers awkward and big
(Long past the hour for bed), V
a mere man handles a needle keen
WhIch it's taken him hours to thread
Work! Work! Work!
For work he is truly a gluton.
'Tis his first attempt-yet he does not
Ee is trying to sew on a button. -
With fingers weary and worn
(The dawn is rising red).
A mere man toils In a piteous way,
Still plying his needle and thread
Prick! Prick! Prick!
nd he murmurs (I think) "Tut ! Tat I" on
The needle invading his fingernails quick,
As it comes with a jerk obrough the button.
With fingers ragged and sore
(The sun shines bright o'erhead),
A mere man wearily puts away
His troublesome needle and thread
Stitch! Stitch! Stitch!
He has struggled with eyes half shut on.
But his spirits are yards above concei'
By Jove, he has sewn on a button !
-The Mere Man, in Punch.
Ida--She keeps her age well,doesan
Bhe? Ma~~ash~a' get rid di
"What made you so long getting.
ready?" "I had lost the combination
and couldn't get my earmuffs on.
"What are you going to call your
new office building?" "I think ill
call it the 'Serial,' on account 'of its
"How much is Jane's new -.husband
worth?" "Oh, I suppose she coul&
realize $5000 on him if she'could get
him killed by the cars."
"I say, Pat; what are you about?
Sweeping out the room?", "No," an
swered Pat; "I'm sweepin' out the
dirt., and leavin' the room."
"I would have you to know,feflow,
said Charlie van Beet, . "that I cale '
down from the real Kniekerbocke
stock." "It's a terrible come-do 7
said the man.
The sage spoke words ot wisdow w ,;
And every one seemed fast asleep.
He chanced to make a sightman e
And every one was wide awake.
"I believe that Goodluak has 7
an increase of salary. What
xtra work?" "Yes! Me a
s enthe bostells thi mk ~ '
soon came ..
of the language.
estly that it was nothing;
spent four years in one of the
drug houses -of London, Iouryearsi
with a similar establishment . in Parian
and three years with anothei- at Rome
-all 'preparing himself for the buai-~- -
nes.' In other words, he could con
duct a commercial transaction witi
ease- in English, French, Italiark
German. 1 looked at him in amaze
ment, and be assui-ed me that there
was nothing phenomenal about i
accomplishments - that t
guages were spoken well
equipped clerks and fou by many. I
mention the incident to illustrate
what manner of men are used by for
eign nations to cater to their export
trade. That is one of the reasons
why we have had 'auch small success
in gaining a foothold in the Latin
Americin markets. We lack solicitors.
with education suameiently cosmopoli
tan to do business with the people of
those countries. When our young
men work a couple of years in a comn
miercial establishment they expect toY
become junior partners. "-New Or
An Extemnsive~ Family Tree.
The Emperor of Japan 'is entitied
to be considered the-most aristeeratic
ruler on earth. The royal family'
Japan has a genealogical :tree which
reaches to Adam. There hare beeu *
121 emperors of Japan, and thaey all-P
belong to this family. The fi
governed Japan just abu )
an o He wan