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BOX By A. M.
Cepurloht. 1904. bu A. M. I>?vk* Oodeo
Tbo big flower fllled drawing rooot
wrr brilliant with afternoon sunshine.
Through the open window came the
sound of the trot of horses' feet t
they paused on the broad "Unter des
Linden." Ransoine Prentice looked
about Iii in wltti a sigh of satisfaction.
It was good to bo back In Berlin. Then
he smiled at the girl who was bunding
him a cup of tea.
"So here I am at last/' he said. "And,
now. tell me the news. You left Amer
ica so suddenly that I had no chance
to coino and bid you goodby. How do
you llko your elevation to the rank of
ambassador's daughter? And hat any
thing exciting happened thus far? Yon
see, I had to follow just to hear it an."
The girl hesitated, playing with the
spoons on the dainty tea table.
"There Is not much to ?Vell," she an
swered slowly. "And yet thore Is one
thing," glancing across at him. *\
think you will be pleased, as It le
largely duo to your instrumentality. I
should never have?have known him ne
quickly had it not been that, owing te
your old friendship, I already felt as If
he were no stranger when we met. Of
course you can guess whom I mean. 14
is not announced yet, but I am going te
marry Max von Wttaleben."
Tho man's cup clattered In its saucer.
"You?to marry Maxt" he repeated.
Then, "Do you?do you care for him se
much?" he asked.
For a moment Miss Freeman frown
ed. Rut it was only Ransome. He
and she had always teased and ques
tioned and confided In each other. Yet
she paused over tho answer.
"I?I do not think that I am the klna
to care very deeply for any one," she
said soberly. "I admire Max. YoU
have always told me how noble he was;
how brave. And I adore bravery- My
idea of his character is really dr?W?
largely from your letters."
Prentice's lips twisted into a smile.
"I was an onthusinstic chap in those
days," he commented dryly. "I hope
you have some better foundation fee
your affection than letters written bf
a boy in tho university. Rut I ant
forgetting what was partly my errant1
this afternoon. "Ruffalo Rill" is to opo^
in Berlin tomorrow afternoou, and I
thought perhaps you would like to go.
It Is only patriotic for tho Americans
to turn out. Should you caro"? Mist
"1 suppose it wov.Id be the prupey
thing to do," she agreed. "I have not
seen 'Buffalo Bill' since I was a child.
They sent father a box, but he does
not care to go, and I had not thought
about it. Suppose you come with us.
I will ask Max, and we can take Fran
A few minutes later Prentice rose te
take his leave, and it was not until
after his departure that Miss Freeman
remembered that he had forgotten to
congratulate her. For the rest of the
day the girl was decidedly absent
But the next afternoon, seated In the
box of honor iu the big open air arena.
Mb Freeman appeared to have quits
regained her normal spirits, chattering
fayly with both men. Von Wltzleben,
precise, neat, with parted hair ana1
pointed mustache, sat on her right, and
the girl glanced critically from hit
somewhat Impassive face to that of the
American, with Its keen dark eyes
nnd steady, clean cut mouth. ThS
study of the two men was more absorb
lug than the show. ITer attention hud
wandered from tho ring and the flour
ish of trumpets which heralded tu)
Deadwood conch caused her to start.
The next moment a man pushed his
way to their box and bowed.
"Colonel Cody would b* honored if
any of tho American ambassador's
guests would wish to ride in the Dead
wood coach," the man suggested cour
teously. Miss Freeman, in sudden mis
chief, looked at her fiance.
"What do you say to It?" she queried
demurely. The German gazed back la
"You go around In that coach and
make a spectacle of yourself," he
gasped, "before all these people! Aber,
what a shocking idea! 1 could not al
Into the girl's eyes there came a sud
den gleam. She had not meant to do
tills thing. But ever since her spoiled
babyhood a dare had been to her spirit
like tiro to gunpowder. She lifted her
"Thank you. We shall be glad to ac
cept," she said to the man, who still
stood, hat In hand, awaiting her deci
sion. "If you are afraid, pray remain
here," she added defiantly to Yon Wit
zlebon. "Will you come, Itnnsome?"
"Rut"? began he. One glance at her
set mouth showed the futility of re
monstrance. And wherever she called
he would follow, lie the consequences
what they might. In silence be let her
precede him down the steps, Von Wlt
zleben bringing up a sullen rear. The
frauloiu left behind wept In unheeded
It was not until th<> couch had fairly
started that Miss freeman realized all
that she had brought upon herself.
From her childhood she hud nlwaj'6
detested firearms, And these pursuing
Indians! But, without flinching, she
l>0re It all the crack of rifles, the
smoke which choked eyes and mouth,
the fiendish yells. Then all at once she
became conscious that the coach was
swaying and bumping strangely. A
man sitting opposite her suppressed an
"I told Bill to exercise them horses,"
he muttered. "And this blamed ring
has mighty short corners. Yon better
hold on tight," he added to the girl. "If
this rickety old thing does break loon*
or turn over," expressively. Miss Free
man felt her heartbeats quicken. There
whs danger tben real danger. From
the box came the driver's voice in frau
tic abjurgatlon to the now thoroughly
frightened animals. Miss Freeman
turned toward Von Wetzleben.
"Max," she whispered. But the Oer
mau, his face ashy, his eyes fixed and
staring, sat with strained fingers
clulehing at the wooden door. lie had
qnito forgotten the girl. A little sob
broke from her parted lips. Were they
goln? to die? A strong hand closed
over hers, and. Opening her eyes,
through the smoke she saw Hansom*,
steady, calm, self controlled.
"We shall pull through all right," he
said. "Don't be frightened, dear." The
girl, conscious only of the word which
bad slipped Inadvertently from bis lips,
caught her breath In the sudden shock
of a groat revelation. Hansome loved
All at once she comprehended why
It was that she had hesitated to an
nounce her engagement until Hansome
should learn of It, why it was that she
hod Judged Von Wltzleben from Ran
some's standpoint rather than her own,
appreciated that it had been tho fact
_.< bis intlnacv with Rnnsqip* which
had Iwen tils chief attraction and how
near ?he had been to never knowing.
Now at last, In this supreme moment,
she grasped tbe truth; knew that even
as Ilfftisomo loved her, no she loved
him. And whether death or life lay
before them, with that knowledge In
her heart, that touch on her hand, she
And then with one strong, mighty
pull from above the horses trembled
down to quiet.
For a day or so the Berlin papers
were rather sharp In their criticism of
the girl who bad rendered herself so
conspicuous. No equally well bom Oer.
man girl would ever hare done such a
thing, they declared. But Miss Free
man, utterly glad In her new found
happiness, only smiled In undisturbed
The r.fuiy Uny? of TU In Xott Fninnnn
Malue Sommer Itenort.
In tOSS Mount Desert and Its neigh
borhood were granted by the French I?
a man named Cadillac. When Acadia
was dually as a result of that long war
relinquished to England It was given to
Governor Bernard, but as this gentle
man when the Revolution broke out
was loyal to King George the estate
was confiscated. Meanwhile M. Bar
tbOlomew Grogolrc and his wife, Maria
Theresa, who was the granddaughter
of the original grantee, revived the
claim of Cadillac, and It was allowed.
For years the Island remained a soli
tary plnoe, with long stretches of un
broken forests Into whose labyrinths
no stranger dared venture without a
guide, Its land uncleared, its future un
dreamed of, but nrtlsts, weary of the
commonplace, found out the spot and
bore to dwellers In towns glimpses of
its wild charms, and now and then a
world worn, brain spont man would
steal away to seek the island's solitude
and stimulus. These seekers for beau
ty or health would carry their own
camp outfit or Inter would patronize
The first summer cottage there was
built on a site that was bought for
$800. When fashion had put ho:* stamp
of approval upon the phico lau 1 thai
would not have brought o dime an acre
during the lime of iho Gregoiros was
sold at from $25.000 to upward of
$100.000 an acre.?Four Track News.
StrMxM'lantt's llent uoiicin?
"Tbc lien I holiday," said a school
i. ' her, "la a Swisi n-.iyelty that we
ought t> Introduce here, it is not right
fo" us to t'*eat our scho >l children In
t! matter of weather as vre do. Tho
S- i -; have a maximum temperature
fo i 'i > >1. When the thermometer goes
..; > tl::?-t maximum there Is no school,
wh her Ih-i month be April. May or
: . , Tiio children In the insuf
f, ? ;t are free to bathe III tin
s, to p! nie in cool groves
?i ... m Iho wlud swept lakes.
fiie Sr.'i'fi rccognlxc that we can Im?
pose : i ?: eater suffering on little chil
dren i'i.iii lo confine them tor long
ho : - '. .i stretch in an intolerably
hot -i '? ?olrt >m. Hicy know that chil
dren ? uuder such conditions
tea .. :; henee the school direct
ors are v -e enough b.v making tliese
he :i h d! . s to save the teachers and
(he "liiirtreli much misery and much
?vt ii lime." ? Louisville Courier
0 . r -ooanat Mlilc.
A 1 '"or r iiie tropics says: "For
n < ..; '> morning drink I roe
uo to try the milk from the
yi ..t Cut off the top of the
a; rp knife, pour the con
to- and you have a drink
;:i i he eoeoanut must ho
Singapore I was n bit
led a doctor. Fart of
\. i ; :; seri; i .;i was coeoauut milk
.:r i thing In tho morning. I took to
it mod kindly and often wish now
that I had a chance of repeating that
portion of the cure. Where the cabbage
palm grows one has a good vegetable
t hand-the heart of the head of the
tree. In removing this the palm Is
K?h-d. This growth Is not bad eating
raw, a.1 I found when out hunting
once We fed on the palm and wild
Tbe Wax of the Arab.
A traveler in Egypt writes: "In a
camel caravan we once met In the des
?i t there wn a beast with a gigantic
]. of en e- towering above and on
hi i sides of him. On the left flank of
rhi < mountain of ca.-cs rode a small
.'\il> slung In a sling. The reason was
obvious?tho camel engineers had mls
en km In ted 111 loading and had put too
much on the on*, side, thus giving tho
camel a heavy list to starboard. Arab
like, being too lazy to repack, they had
corrected the error by using a light
Arab as trimming ballast."
I.iK-k find Labor.
Luck is ever waiting for something
to tern tip; labor, with keen eyes and
strong will, will turn up something.
Link lies in bed and wishes the post
loan would bring him the news of u
legacy; labor turns out at 0 o'clock
and with busy pen and ringing ham
mer lays the foundation of competence.
Luck whine: , labor whistles. Luck re
lics on chance, labor on character.?
Mrs. Blinkers?What! Going away?
Why? Servant? Fleose, mum. when I
come yesterday you gave me the keys
to your trunks and drawers and chests
and Jewel boxes to keep for you. Mrs.
Blinkers?Yes, 1 did that to show that
I trusted you. What Is the matter?
Servant?There don't ono of 'em fit.?
New York Weekly.
In Tbelr Order of Importance.
"What did you discuss at your liter
ary club this afternoon, dear?" asked
the husband In the evening.
"Let me see," murmured his wife.
"Oil, yes, 1 remember now. Why, wo
discussed that woman who recently
moved Into the house across the street
Old Lady (watching a football match)
? I canna* uar.erstnn' that footbn*. Her
Bon?Well, you see, each side Is trying
to kick the ball between those posts at
either end of the field. Old I,ady?
Weel, that wudna bs hard tae dae If
they'd a' got oot o' the rond.
Wonder If Tbl? I? Sot
If you put two persons In the same
bedroom, one of whom has the tooth
ache and tho other Is In love, you will
find that the person who has the tooth
ache will go to sleep first. Isn't It curi
At <be Wronar Time.
"You say your playing created a
great deal of talk?" said the friend.
"Yen," answered the pianist, "but
unfortunately It was mostly during
Brer notleo how much time the other
fellow can spare from his buslr.es? t.o
tell you how to run yours??-Mays vi lie
A THEATRICAL TRICK
IT FOOLED JOE JEFFERSON, AND IT
FOOLED THE PUBLIC TOO.
The Story of an Ovation That Wae
Given to the Great Aetor on One
Occaalon When He Wai Plaj In*
Hip Van Winkle la Baltimore.
"The best Htory on Joe Jefferson wus
never printed, during his lifetime, nud
the kindly old gentleman himself went
to his reward without ever having
heard It," suld the advance ngeut, "for
none of the people around him over got
up nerve enough to tell him that he had
been taken in along with that dear pub
lic whose attention we heralds of art
were endeavoring to catch.
"It was years ago In Baltimore Jef
ferson opened on a Monday night In
Ttlp Van Winkle,' and, although he
was always n prime favorite with the
ater goers there, neither the attendance
that evening nor the advance sale of
seats for the week had been over good.
The folks in front of the house east
their eyes over the ticket rack and
came to the conclusion that unless
something unusual was done the receipts
would not be as large as they should
be. Well, when the business end of n
show reaches that point things are li
able to be dolug In the good old 'con*
line, within a very limited space of
time, and tho boys on Jeffs son's pay
roll, If they were not the r.nlftlest at
that sort of thing, were cfrtaluly not
the slowest In the profession. We put
our heads together and arrived at the
COUClUSlon that what was needed for
good, fat press notices was some re
markable popular manifestation of ap
preciation of genius. I don't mean the
clappiug from the orchestra nor the cat
calls from the gallery, but something
that would set the town to talking. We
thought long over the various schemes
suggested, but none of them appeared
to be just the proper one for the pur
pose. Suddenly the office boy, who was
as retiring ns the usual run of ofllco
boys around a theater, butted In with,
'Say, why don't you have him dragged V
" 'Dragged?what's that?' I asked.
" 'Why, have him rushed after tho
matinee this afternoon by a howling
mob of admirers. Have them unhitch
his horses and drag him off to his hotel
with their own hands. And say, gee
whiz, I've got It! Let the bunch that
does It be Johns Hopkins hoys!'
" 'That ain't bad for the kid,' remark
ed the assistant treasurer patronizing
ly, 'but where are you going to get
your Johns llopldns boys? You don't
think they're lying around waiting to
turn themselves Into a bevy of Roman
chariot chasers, do you?'
" 'Ob, say, you're dead slow,' replied
the office boy, with every Indication
of disgust. 'Come with me down on
Marsh Market space, and In ten min
utes I'll have you the greatest bunch
of students you ever saw.'
"Not knowing the town very well
then, I was puzzled at how Hopkins
students were to be found on Marsh
Market space and said so.
"'Why, they ain't students at all,'
explained the all knowing office boy.
'They're bums, the worst lot of can
chasers In the town, and there aro
hundreds of them. For 50 rents a head
for the day you can get all of them you
want. Get thirty or forty, dress them
up In store clothes that you can get nt
any old costumer's?baggy trousers all
turned up at the bottom, short coats
with n southwestern exposure, dinky
hats with colored bands, jaunty little
fried egg caps and sassy, slap-on-the
wrlst sort of canes?and the rest'II be
"We began to appreciate the feasibil
ity of the scheme and- soon were con
verted to it. I must admit, however,
that it was not with an altogether easy
feeling that I started on our work of
metamorphosing n lot of tramps Into
blithesome college lads, but our tosk
turned out to be not so difficult after
"Tho 50 cents was an alluring propo
sition to most of tho gentlemen of
leisure whom we found congregated
around the hungholcs of the beer bar
rels most recent!)' ejected from the
dirty barrooms with which the neigh
borhood was Infested. We got to
gether thirty or forty and marched
them all to an Institution called the
Worklngmen's Residential club and
had them washed and shaved and put
In apple pie order, so that some of
them looked almost respectable by the
time we got through. One great hulk
ing fellow, whom we wanted as the
leader of this gay and care free aggre
gation, refused absolutely for a time
to part with his whiskers and only con
sented to the sacrifice when we told
him we were going to pay him $5 to
captain the bunch.
"Meanwhile our agents had been
busy getting together a suitable ward
robe for our little company. There
was a fitting on process for the next
hour, at the conclusion of which It
was voted that we had a crowd of
seniors and freshmen that would have
faded the flower of Yale, Harvard,
Princeton and Hopkins all rolled into
one. It required no little skill to make
some of them look youthful enough
for their part, but we managed fairly
well, for all that. When we lined the
gang up we noticed that the trousers
of a few hardly reached to the ankles
and caused one Involuntarily -to think
that tho tailor had done better to have
turned them down Instead of up, and
here and there a student's toes would
seek to prove at first hand that his
shoes really contained feet. Rut we
consoled oursolves by reflecting that
no ouo would be so heartless os to bo
moved to audible reflection by thl* in
dication of poverty on the ps;t of a
brave young man drinking deep at the
fountain of knowledge. We further
congratulnted ourselves, as we rai
our eyes tip and down the line, that
the ensemble was not so bad.
" 'Now, gentlemen,' jald one o'. our
party, 'remember you are college boys,
careless and light hefirt^d, ??*.ith Just a
touch of deviltry In you. You are car
ried away with the performance of Jo
seph Jefferson?Mr Jefferson Is the
greatest actor on the American stage,
you know?and you are enthusiastic to
do something that will show your op
preeiation of his genius. That Is
enough for tho present, except that
whatever you ore called upon to do do
it with youthful vim. Throw your hats
in the air, clap each other on the back
and make a noise. Mr. Joy here is
your leader, and you are to follow Ills
Instructions from this time on. What,
you don't know Mr. Joy without his
whiskers? Well, It is he, all right. If
you do well, boys, there'll be a rattling
fine dinner waiting for you after the
show, in addition to the 50 cents.'
"The instructions to Mr. Joy. who
was taken fully Into Olli' confidence
and who, lu fact, was quite an Intelli
gent fellow, Mere more explicit, lb
was given the Hopkins yell and fold to
have his men proficient lu this ami
some other details_wben tho tlmo for
"if the spectators were filing out
from the matinee at 4:80 o'clock among
them were our garnished friends of tho
'Spuce,' who had been let In through
the ?tage entrance and then passed out
Into the auditorium from behind tbe
private boxes. Out on the strfet and
before the crowd had dispersed they
were ready for business, beginning
with what I suppose was Intended for
the university yell and which sounded
something like this:
"Rah, rah, rah!
Who are we?
We're the Hopkins boys, you seet
Roo, roo. roo!
Clear the way
For the bunch from J. H. U.
"Of course, public attention waa at
once centered on this howling mob of
ardent collcglates, and our fellow* kept
things going hot until Mr. Jefferson
emerged from the alle/ at the aide of
the theater. He was Immediately sur
rounded by the Hopkins coterie, who
cried with one accord:
Grand old man.
Let her rip, boya,
All you can!
lie's the stuff
For me and you?
Here's luck, Joe,
From J. H. IT.
"Well, sir, before Jefferson had time
to recover from hi* surprise they seis
ed and carried him to the carriage, cut
the traces oud turned the horses loose,
and, shouting and howllug, stinted up
the street madly, with the driver on the
box oud the actor Inside, followed by a
mob of hundreds. They pulled him to
his hotel und then as he alighted gave
him cheer after cheer.
"Mr. Jefferson, of course, absolutely
ignorant of the true character of his
strenuous admirers, made them a little
speech from the steps of the hotel, In
which he spoke of the drama aud art
aud three or four other things which
his hearers did not know the meaning
of, but which were cheered to the
"Naturally we saw to It that the om
niscient eye of the press did not over
look this Interesting niece of news of
the Johns Hopkins university boy*
honoring the veteran actor, and if you
will take the trouble to look up the
newspapers of that day you will see
that they gave ample space to the per
"Our college boys of the hour, with
one or two dishonorable exceptions,
who sacrificed their dinners and lucre
for the fashionable toggery we had
loaned theui, received their due reward
and then went back to tbelr accus
tomed haunts, ready to give their whis
kers free play until another advance
man should seduce them with a tempt
ing offer of gold and food."?Washing
A Calm a* 9mm.
All the afternoon the brig rolled on
the long swells, which hourly grew
heavier. They leaped against the horl
kou, swung onward beneath the keel
and swept past with the unrelenting
persistency that seemed the embodi
ment of vindictive hate. A gale can
be combated, but la the grasp of a
calm man Is helpless. Every part of
the vessel cried out In protest. The
canvas slotted and flapped like the
wings of a huge bird vainly trying to
rise from the waves; every bleck rat
tled and croaked; the main boom,
hauled chock aft, snatched at Its sheets
with a vleiousness that threatened to
part them at every roll and ms.de their
huge blocks crash; from the pantry be
low come the constant rattle of crock
ery, and the blue sea, dipped np
through the scuppers, swashed back
and forth across the main deck. By
eight bells every stitch of canvas had
been furled or clued up to save It, and
the brig lay rolling In the dark hollows
like a drunken sailor reeling home.?L.
Frank Tooker In Century.
Men and Hat? and Cksvchti.
In the sixteenth and seventeenth
centuries lints were commonly worn
by men In Protestant churches both on
the continent of Europe and In Great
Pepys notes iu his diary us a singular
circumstance that at the French
church at the Savoy be saw, on Sept.
2S, 1GU2, what he had never seen be
fore?via, a clergyman preaching with
his hat off.
Another author of the period says
some congregations took off their hats
when they sang the Psalms, but kept
their heads covered If they read them.
The custom almost died out after the
restoration, but was revived again by
William III. When William, however,
found the Dutch habit caused offense
to his English subjects he diplomat
ically remained bareheaded during the
prayers and then put on his hnt for the
Poleworth says the custom survived
In Truro church as late aa tbe year
A Lanaruaare I.eaaem.
Beautiful is an adjective applied
chiefly to brides, heroines of novels and
ladles In distress. It Is employed prin
cipally by society editors, novelists,
newspaper reporters and poets and
holds Its age and shape well In spite of
constant activity nnd overwork. The
only novelist who never used the word
was Rhoda Broughton. Her heroine
Belinda was green eyed, freckled and
cantankerous and is the only unbenutl
ful heroine on record, Just as the count
In Wllkie Collins' ??The Woman In
White" Is the only fat villain. The only
poet who has ncrer used It Is Swin
burne. He always compares his hero
ines to serpents, they nrc so wise snd
sinuous. The Hoclety editor or newspa
per reporter who has never worked It
to a silvery edge does not live, contrary
to the rules of the Society For the
Prevention of Cruelty to Inoffensive
Adjectives.?St. Louis I'o.'d-I Hupntch.
How to Real Letters,
It Is often very desirable to know
how to seal a letter so that It eanuot
be opened without betraying tho fact.
Steam or hot water will open envelopes
closed with mucilage and even a wafer.
A hot Iron or n spirit lamp dissolves
sealing wax, nn Impression In plaster
having been taken of the seal. By tho
combined use of wafer and sealing
wax, however, nil attempts to open tbe
letter otherwise than by force can be
frustrated, ah timt is necessary is to
Closo tho letter flrst with a small moist
wafer nnd to pierce the hitter wBb 9
coarse needle (the same applies to mu
Cllllgo), whereupon sealing wax inr.y b?
used In tbe usual manner. This heal
can neither be opened by dry heat nor
by moisture. Chicago News.
Making- a U?r.
Four things are required to make a
good lawn- time, soil, climate nnd in
telligent, labor. In England they have
a saying that It requires 100 years to
make n lawn and 200 years to mnke a
good lawn. In this country, where w*
nre trying to make suburban homes
while you wait and where a month or
two seems n very long time, people are
too Impatient. It speaks well for their
ambition thnt they want lawns as soon
BS they move into their houses, but
they nre really expecting too much. At
the very best It require* no loss than
three years to make a presentable
lawn and fix* or ten years to make
what we uncritical Americans call a
food lawn. Garden Msgaalne.
A LAND Or WONDERS.
from* <nf the Q?r?r Thlngca TkM Ar?
to ?e K*?m4 I? Korea.
Three scientist*, two from America
and the other from Britain, are re
ported to have spent several mouths iu
Korea trying to elucidate the wonders
of that strango land.
Tho wonders in question consist of a
hot mineral spring which Is supi>osed
to heal anything from a cut to a can
cer; two Hprlugs so arranged that
when one Is full the other Is empty; a
cavern in the mountains in which a
cold, piercing wind rages perpetually;
a large grove of pine trees which will
sprout again directly they are cut
down; a stone which floats In space,
and, last, hut not least, a rock which
gives forth great heat however cold
the weather might he.
The scientists studied the springs first
of i ll and, falling to understand them,
turned their attention to the wonder
ful enTorn. The moment they entered
the Ulterior they were almost blown
off their feet, und, although they adopt
ed nil manner of dodges to find the
orlg'.u of the wind, they h?d to returu
to the open sadder hut not wiser men.
Thej' next walked luto the grove of
pine trees, known as the "Inei adlcable
forest," aud here again they were
stumped. They destroyed several of
the trees by fire during the night, and
next morning they were regrowlng
strongly out of the very ashes!
The fifth wonder of Korea, the float
ing stone. In honor of which a temple
has been built, tried the scientists'
patience to a maddening degree.
This stone, to all appearance, rests
on the ground, yet when two of the
men slood upon It, one on each side,
the third was able to draw a thick
string underneath without encounter
ing any obstacle. Why, they were
never able to discover.
The warm rock, the last wonder, also
puzzled their brains. This rock Is
really an immense stone, on the top of
which a smnlf Inn lias been erected.
The building requires no fires for heat
ing purposes either la winter or sum
mer, for the rock always keeps it
The scientists Jumped to the conclu
sion that the stone was situated over
an underground volcano which still
had life In It, hut on taking soundings
they found that they were mistaken.
There was no natural furnace below;
Indeed, the ground was qulto cold. If
not a trifle damp.- -Pearson's Weekly
Nerve R no! nervo??.
A celebrated English surgeon asserts
tbot the Japanese "hare no nervous
system" and that "nerves," as west
ern nations know the term, Is untrans
latable In Japan. This Invites a refer
ence to the signlflcaiit history of the
words "nerve" and "nervous." A
"nerve," by derivation from Oreek and
Latin and by earlier English use, Is
really a sinew. When Pope speaks of
"norvous arms" he means exactly the
"brawny arms" of the village black
smith, and this sense survives meta
phorically in a "nervous style of writ
ing," which is very different from a
"neurotic" one. Shakespeare used
"nervy" In the same sense. But- now
that "nerves" no longer mean alnews
"nervous" In tbv* common use has al
most reversed its old meaning. Iul>t.
Johnson's time "nervous" in the mod
?rn sense was still only "medical cant."
Now men of "nerve" are very different
from men of "nerves."
A Pathetle Incident.
Thero Is a pitiful story told In the
Bookman of Philip Bourke Marston,
the blind English writer. One day n
particularly good Idea came to him.
and he sat down to his typewriter with
enthusiasm. He wrote rapidly for
hours and hod nearly finlidjed the story
when a friend came In. "Read that,"
said Marston proudly, "and tell me
what yon think of it." The friend
stared at the happy author and then
at the blank shoots of paper In his
hand before he was able to understand
the little tragedy. The ribbon had been
taken from the typewriter, and Mar
stoii's toll was for nothing. He never
had t?;e heart to write that story again.
Gave Himself Array.
Detective Captaln--How did yon
manage to spot the thief through bis
woman's disguise? Defective?I saw
htm sit down and noticed that he gave
his skirt a hitch with both hands, as If
to koep It from bagging at the knees.
Then I grabbed him. -Washington Btar.
The Tick o f m Cleok.
In a recent police caurt squabble over
a clock one man test'fled that he could
Identify the timepiece in question by,
the tick. This statement was received
with derision by most of the courtroom
attaches, the magistrate Included, but
later a watchmaker to whose attention
It had been called declared that the
scoffers laughed beforo tkey knew
what they were laughing at.
"Of course you can tell a clock try
its tick," he said. "I don't mean that
every clock has an individual tick vbet
can be recognized hy its friends, but
many of them have, and a parson who
has owned a certain clock for a kmc
while and has studied its style and
mannerisms can, If he has a good ear*
detect that particular tick among a
hundred. Many clocks that are appar
ently made on the same plan develop
peculiarities lu their running gear.
Borne canter along at an even pace,
others go by Jerks and spurts. Home
are stately aud solemn, others frisky
and gay. The ticking of clocks varies,
too, In rhythm, pitch and dynamics.
With all these differences lu tone I? ft
any wonder that a man who has meas
ured his life by one clock for sever*)
years can swear even In court to Fee
particular tick?"?New York Post.
Every thing Is relative, after all, ere*
age, yet one might suspect that the
"children" of one of Mr. Murray's
"Men of the Rovolutlon" might hare
arrived st years of some discretion and
proper regard for behavior.
?? When I saw the old soldier, says 1ST?,
Muz-zcy, he was the sole survivor ef
those who witnessed the battle of Bun
ker Hill. At the age of ninety-Are
years he was attending a Whig eele
hratlon held at Boston lu 1800, and
there I met him. He was a good look
Ing old msn with a large, well shaped
head, blue eyes and mild expression,
His whole countenance beamed with
I asked him If he had any children.
"Oh, yes, I have two sons," he re
"Why did you not bring them with
The old man's smooth brow wrinkled
Into a semblance of a frown as he snldi
"I didn't wont to be plagued with
those boys on an occasion of this sort."
"Why, how old are they?" I asked,
wondering if he could mean his grand
"Ob, on* Is seventy, and the ether la
seventy two. But I couldn't be both
t sred with them."
EXERCISE THE EYES
GYMNASTICS THAT MAY WORK AWAY
THE NEED FOR GLASSES.
A Coline of 1'r??tmcp? Which WIU
tlr*BB<h?n the Muscles and Which
la Indoraed by in Kipert la the
Treatment of the F.rc*.
Bje gymnastics constitute ono of the
application* of the principle* of prac
tical physical culturo us employed for
tbe purpose of restoring normal condi
tions to tbe diseased body. Anything
which will obviate the necessity of pu*?
ting on glasses Is to be welcomed, v*
everybody who bus become u slave to
spectacles will agree, lu many cases
of muscular weakuess of the eye cer
tain exercises which may be taken at
home without apparatus will result in
a cure. The symptoms of muscular
weakness Include pain through the
eyes and a tendency on the part of the
lids to close. Sometimes It becomes
difficult to keep the eyes open, und
there is a vague sensation as though
some Invisible force wus tugging at
one side of the eye until the victim
wonders If he is not becoming cross
eyed. In such cases strong glasses sup
port the weakened muscles and relieve
the symptoms, but they do not effect
a cure.* Sometimes ihry are uecessury,
but often, on the contrary, persistent
and systematic exercising of the mus
cles will restore them to u condition of
Let the first exercise be taken for tho
purpose of strengthening the muscles
of accommodation. Extend the hand
at arm's length with the first finger
pointing upward. Fix both oyes on
this digit and slowly brlug It toward
the face until It touches the tip of tho
nose. Then slowly carry It away from
tbe face again until the first position Is
reached. Do this three or four times
at first, keeping both eyes constantly
upon the raised finger throughout the
The second exercise consists In turn
ing the glance upward and then down
ward as far as possible without alter
ing the position of the face. Repeat
this two or three times at tbe first trial,
and then vary the exercise and bring a
new set of muscles Into play by turn
ing the eyes first to the right and then
to the left as far as possible, the face
remaining motionless. After two or
three movements of this character,
with the face still In the same position,
carry tho glance to Its full extent first
to the upper right hand corner of the
eye, after that to the lower loft hand
corner, then to the .upper left hand cor
ner aud froni there to tu? lower right
To complete the series of exercises
rotate the eyeballs In their sockets two
?r three times, causing the glance to
reach the extreme limit of vision In
snaking the circle.
It is necessary that these exercises
be employed with caution at first, for
otherwise they will tiro the muscles
and bring on dizziness or headaches.
The fact may be hard to reallr.e, but
tho whole practice Is exactly tbe same
In charactor and effect as the exercis
ing of the muscles of the arm or leg,
and It is jnst as certain that the mus
cles of the eye will be strengthened
and developed by the movements de
Person* who are troubled with weak
eye* may often secure considerable
benefit from the use of the eye cup.
Thl* Is a small receptacle of thick blue
glass and no constructed that when In
verted It fits tightly over tho eye. It
costs 15 or 20 cents at the drug stores
and should be used night and morning.
The eye cup Is employed for tbe pur
pose of applying salt and water to the
eye as a tonic. The proportions should
be a level tcaspoonful of salt to a pint
?f water. The latter should have been
warmed to about the heat of the body.
Fill tho cup with the solution ond place
It over tbe eye. Then turn the head
backward and open the lids. It will
be found that there 1? no unpleasant
feeling whatever from tbe contact of
the solt solution with the eye. As a
matter of fact, this solution Is almost
Identical with the saline fluids of the
eye. Should the water bo used without
the salt it would cause tho eye to
Slight attacks of granulation of tbe
eyelids may be cured by tbe use of ab
solutely pure olive oil, one drop being
ollowed to enter the eye twice a day.
In dropping medicaments into tbe eye
place tbe finger Just under the lower
lid and draw that Ud out n trifte, al
lowing the remedy to fall upon It.
This Is n nlmplo way of accomplishing
what many people consider a difficult
Above all, In denllng with the eye It
should be remembered tbnt much de
pends upon the condition of the gener
al health. A debilitated state of tbe
system Is very apt to show Itself in the
oyes. These delicate organs depend
upon the blood to keep them in good
order, and rich blood and an unim
paired circulation are of primary Im
portance. This calls for plain, nour
ishing food, an abundance of fresh air
and a moderate amount of exerclsev -
The Lotet American Klaar.
Maximilian And his followers wero
shut np In Querataro. Many powerful
Influences were at work to save him.
Geward also did his best. Hut he made
little or no effort to escape. If he had
failed as an emperor he could at least
face disaster with the courage and the
dignity of a right princely nature, lie
troyed by the Infamous Ixtpoz, tried
before n court martial of boys and or
dered to l>e shot, be spent bis last days
In tbe discharge of all the obligations
of friendship and courtesy. A false
report of the death of Cni'lottn being
brought to him In prison be said slm
ply, "One less tie to bind me to the
World!" I.ed forth to his execution
and told to stand between two of bis
generals who were likewise condemn
ed, he surrendered the place of honor
to General Mlromon In recognition of
his courage, nie rattle of the mus
kets marked perhaps the i ' of nil
monarchy lu the new worl' *>nt the
bitterest critic of demo. ...y could
scarcely desire a gentler figure than
Maximilian's to stand before the eyes
of Americans ns the last representative
of aristocracy nnd of kingship oil this
continent.- William Garrott In Atlan
Nnpnleon and II In Tuto?.
Napoleon was a great soldier, but he
could not spell. His handwriting was
also so bod os to give rise lo the ru
mor that he used undecipherable char
acters to conceal the fact tbnt he, the
master of Europe, could not master
French orthography. In the early tlnj'H
of the empire a man of modest aspect
presented himself before the emperor.
"Who are you?" asked Napoleon.
"Sire, I hsd the honor nt ftrloune for
fifteen months to give writing lessons
to your majesty."
"Tou turned out n nice pupil!" said
the emperor, with vivacity. "I eon
gratulate you on your success 1" Nev
ertheless he conferred a pension upou
hit old master.
A $5.00 Suit of Xtragood
Clothes Free to the Best
The man who sells "Xtragood" boys'
clothes for Ederhcimer, Stein & Co.. Chi
cago, is coining to see us about Nov. 28th
to Dec. 8th. We will give Free any "Xtra
good" suit in our store to the first clever
boy under 16 years of age who finds THIS
man before he leaves town.
WHAT YOU MUST DO.
When you think you have found the
right man, say to him: "You are from Eder
heimer, Stein & Co., Chicago, and sell
'Xtragood' Clothes." Remember these
words. If you say anything else he will
J. E. MINTER & BRO.
Direct from the Importer to the Farmer,
thereby saving him dealers profits. Peruvian
has proven itself the BEST by actual TEST.
Ask anybody that has ever used it. - - -
Also sell Nitrate of Soda, Muriate of Potash and
Kanit. I am now booking orders for February deliv
ery. Write me for prices.
T. D. DARLINGTON,
Manager of Sales Department Georgia and S. C.
The Coe-Mortimer Co.,
Sole Importers in the U. S. for
Genuine Peruvian Guanno.
cost on the Fox Typewriter
is much less than on any other.
Four Fox Typewriters were used constantly
in the Chicago postoffice for three years, eta main
tenance cost of 50 cents. On four other standard
machines, costing the same as the Fox, used the
same length of time, the maintenance was $36.00.
Allow us to demonstrate the superiorty of
the Fox to you.
Placed on free trial anywhere, and second hand
machines taken in part payment. ,
SOUTHERN SCALE ?& FIXTURE CO.
State Agents, Columbia, S. C.
W. P. HUDGENS, Local Agent,
Laurens, S. C.
Don't Let Your
HORSES AND MULES
Get Poor and Boney!
White's Purgative Medicine,
This puts them in good or
der to get the full benefit of
White's Worm and Condition Powders
Continue the Powders for eight days and you will be
astonished at the results. Follow directions
on the packages.
White's Colic and Kidney Cure!
The Great Combination Kidney and Colic Remedy for Stock
Directions on Package.
White's Black Liniment!
The only absolutely perfectly balanced sub-cutaneous
counter irritant. Especially recommended for
the human family. Fine for Stock also.
Give Each One a Bottle of
25 and 50 cents sizes.
Sale by Dodson's Drug Store.