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1B MORIAL DAY
UOW T E VY w oB 4KV D IN
Appropriate Exorcises In the Opera House
An Eloquent and Forceful Add,ePs Iy
Bishop Capers-iuSte By a tlect
It is a beautiful and noble sen
timent which prompts the people of
the South to set apart one day ir
each year upon which they may
gather to place flowers upon the
m4*4graves of their heroic Confederate
ead, to do honor to the memory
of the men who gave their lives for
a cause they believed to be just, to
worship at the shrine of truest he
roism, of unsullied patriotism, oi
unsweving devotion to duty, of
unfaltering loyalty to home and
people and trust in God.
Thirty-seven years have rolled
into the past since the men who
followed Lee stacked their arms
and furled their stainless banner;
a majority of those who survived that
terrible conflict have crossed the
silent river; a new South has been
built upon the ruins of the old; but
the lov6 and the reverence cf the
Southern people for the Southern
soldier, their just pride in his va
lorous deeds on the field of battle
and the heroic sacrifices which he
made has only grown stronger and
deeper. There are not many high
and costly monuments to decorate;
most of them sleep in unmarked
graves; but the flowers wet with
true women's tears, that are
placed on these lowly riounds, tell
in words more thrilling than any
ever cut in Parian marble, that
here a hero sleeps.
The noble women of Newberry
always respond with sympathetic
hearts and willing hands to this
call of love, and on Saturday there
were floral offerings on every sol
diers grave, and the monument on
the public square was artistically and
*beautifully wreathed in evergreens
with intermingled flowers of white
*and red, the colors of_the Confed
The exercises of the day were
held inthe opera house. The
stage had been very prettily decor
ated- and appropriately arranged
for the occassion by the ladies. On
the right to the left of the audience,
the figues '6i, made of white
flowers encircled in a wreath, were
-fastened to the wall; on the op
posite side, similarly arranged in
-red, were the figues '65. Near this
stood a staCk of army rifles, and
next to this a large potrait of Gen.
Wade Hampton tastily .draped in
* mourning. Suspended.from differ
ent parts of the large .stage were
-the flags of the different camps and
chapters of the city.
Seated on the stage were Bishop
Ellison Capers, the orator of the
d'ay, Dr. James McIntosh, Dr.
E. P. McClintock, Mr. Jno. A.
Chapman, Col. 0J. L. Schumpert
* and the members of the Drayton
Rutherford Chapter Daughters
of the Confederacy.
A select choir furnished the
music for the day, and all the num
bers were appropriate and ex
cellently rendered. The choir was
composed of the follovn ing persons :
Prof. Burr H. Johnstone, Rev.
W. I. Herbert, Mr. F. M. Boyd,
Mrs. J. A. Burton, Mrs. Theo.
Johnstone, Misses Gordon Weeks,
Margaret Johnstone, Jessie Sum
mer, Nannie McCaug'arin and
Lizzie Dominick. Miss Dominick
- performed at the piano, and Mr.
Boyd and Miss McCaughrin ad
ded much to the success of the mu
sic with their violins.
-At five o'clock standing room
could hardly be obtamned. The
exercises were opened with the
rendering of "Those Who Died
Their Cause to Save," by the choir.
A beautiful and fervent prayer
was offered by Dr. E. P. McClin
tock, Chaplain of the James D.
Nance Camp U. C. V.
"Tbe Bonnie Blue Flag" was
sung by the choir, after which
Dr. James McIntosh, in a few well
chosen words introduced the oratoi
of the occasion, Bishop Ellisora
C Bishop Capers said:
* Confederate comrades of the
James D. Nance Camp of Veterans.
A an Ladie of the Dravton Ruther
ford Chapter of the Daughters of
the Confederacy and the jno. M.
Kinard Camp of sons of the Vet
erans and my fellow citizens of
With heart-felt interest in the
commemoration ofthis day, sacred
to the gallant dead of the Confed
erate Army, and a memorial to the
patriotism, the virtue, and the
valor of our southern people, I have
gladly come, at your request, to
unite with you in its celebration.
To reverence patriotism, and to
commemorate achievements which
do honor to our humanity are alike
the impulse and duty of every man
ly nature. The sentiment that ex
alts the examples of sacrifice niade
on the altar of duty, is a sentiment
which belongs to the higher and
purer part of human nature, and
which adds not a little to the
strength of States.
"A people," says Lord Macau
lay, "which takes no pride in the
noble achievements of its ancestors
will never achieve anything worthy
to be remembered with pride by
Our memorial days perpetuate
the history of a noble endurance!
They preserve the memory of
blood and treasure poured forth
from gallants hearts, and generous
hands, in willing sacrifice, on the
altar of home and country. They
have become to us all symbols of
the character of our fathers- out
ward and visible signs of the rev
erence we pay to our fathers, and
the duty we owe to ourselves.
But our Confederate monuments
and our memorial days my friends,
perpetuate the history of disaster
to our arms, defeat to our cause.
destructiQn to our property, and
the material ruin of our homes.
rhey tell us of the brief life of the
Confederacy we established; its
unrecognized existence in the fam
ily of nations; its high hopes
dashed to the dust ; its exalted en
deavors and sublime sacrifices spent
and given in vain for the inde
pendence and self-government we
claimed as of moral and chartered
right our due. They are memorials
of a people's bitter disappoint
ment, and tell of a proud flag that
was furled, and a prouder heart that
was bowed down with grief. The
emblems on our shields are the em
blems of a lost cause. The shell
are piled by the side of broken can
non wheels, the swords are sheath
ed, the flags are drooping by their
staffs, the silent soldier on our
monuments has grounded his rifle
by his side. But his form is erect,
and his be*ing is the form of a
man who stands before the gaze of
friend and foe, and faces the world
in witness of the heroic struggle
he made, and the patriotic pride he
feels in the unconquered truth, that
the n.onument which commem
orates his defeat forever imrmor
.alizes his honor, his courage, and
his faith! In the clear light of his
native skies he stands in silent mar
ble, on granite foundation, the
Confederate Soldier, emblem for
ever of his people's character ! ex
ponent of his people's action! He
would not be there if aught in his
career rebuked the natural emo
tions of the human heart--if he
was the representative of a sordid
contest for material prosperity, the
champion of a bad cause, the hero
of a causeless rebellhon. He is
there, because he and his people es
teemed their characters of far more
value than their property. and
their honor and independence
dearer than life! And we, my
friends, would not be here today,
if his aged parents, his brothers
and sisters, his wife and children,
aye his brethren all did not recog
nize that he gave his heart's blood
to consecrate his most sacred con
viction of duty, and willingly died
in defense of the rights he believed
were his and theirs by inheritance.
It is a crime against virtue and
truth to call him ''traitor,'' and
since his forefathers and the fore
fathers of his Northren brethren
were called "rebels,'' he is not dis
honored by the un worthy ignorarrce
or the unmanly prejudice which
styles him "rebel.''
The Athenian orator commemo
rating the dead of Salamis and of
Marathon ch'arged his countrymen
with the duty of perpetuating their
heroism, for, he exclaimed, "Your
greatest glory is to keep the virtues
the gods have given you.'' We
build Confederate monuments, my
friends, we keep Memorial days to
keep the virtues our God has given
,us, We dedicate them to truth and
valor, to sincerity and honor,
conscience and patriotism, to cou
try and to God. This we do
faithful citizens of our reu'iit(
country, accepting the results
our great struggle as the decisic
of heaven concerning us. Yiel
ing the cause of Southern indepei
dence to the God of battles, v
we accept the victorious flag as tl
flag of His providence, and the d
feat of our hopes and efforts as tl
chastening of His Almighty hani
But we can never yield to obhvic
the memory of our dead brother
We have never surreadered tl
grateful duty we owe their memoi
and sacrifices. We would embal
their virtues in the sweetest incen
of grateful love, and build the
characters in Parian marble. \
would make their examples speo
to generations from the pages
our history, and have the legend <
their valor live in our songs ar
echo in our hearts, an inspiratic
to our posterity,
If our Southern soldiers had wc
no fame in the great contest thE
made, if every campaign had bee
a failure and every battle a defea
if the Sonth had produced no gre.
generals or able seamen, but, c
the contary, we had met our ove
throw in half the time consume
by the millions who effected i
still, our dead soldiers would I
worthy of our commemoration, f<
they died in obedience to the polit
cal, social and religious principl<
held sacred by us all. They wei
not soldiers of fortune waging wC
for the conquest of territory. The
did not fight for dominion ov<
their Northern brethren or to ei
force upon them their convictioi
of truth and right. The Confederal
soldier took up arms for his righ
in his old home-the land of h
fathers- rights he believed to I
his under the Constitution his for
fathers framed; rights which gua
anteed to a united people the choi<
of their o wn government ;. th:
which would best secure to thei
''life, liberty and the pursuit<
happiness." This truth, nm
friends, has been again and agai
acknowledged by candid minc
who were opposed to us in ti
great contest of '61-'65
Brave and accomplished soldie:
who led their battalions agains
our dead brothers respect and prais
the motives which inspired the
service under the Southern Cros
In a recent number of the Centur'
an officer of the - United Stat4
Army, brevet-Lieutenant Colon
Dodge, writing of the skill an
valor displayed on both sideg, pay
this tribute to the Southern soldier
The Southerner felt that he wa
ighting for his home and firesid<
This greatest of all inspirations n
(of the North) lacked. He fougi
with an intimate knowledge of tU
countiy, wvit h * the aid of ever
farmer, indeed, of every womal
He was more in earnest, as a rul
as will be every soldier whose fielt
and homesteads are being waste
and burned. It is not difficult I
state the task of the South ; it wa
simply to conquer its independenc
No student of the war, no old so
dier, no American, but what ha
bors the warmest admiration f<
what the Southerner did. He b
gan the war with a view to win<
die in the last ditch- He did n<
win, but he did actually do ti
other thing. He gave up the strut
gle because he had practically use
up his last man and fired his la:
:artridge. Nor he nor any oth<
:ould do more." (Century for Me
19.) This is his vindication b
fore the civilized world, and th
his claim upon the respect of po
It is not my purpose to discu
dead issues, or to review the caus'
that made our great civil war il
evitable. No thoughtful student c
American history, from.the form
tion of our government to the e:
of the wvar. will fail to see the dee
seated causes of agitation, whic1
for half a century, excited our pe
pIe, touched the consciences of ti
disputants on both sides of ti
great controversy, and constant:
provoked them to anger. Hie h:
only to study the Constitutional d
bate in the national forum-a d
bate which lasted forty years, ar
in which our noblest spirits at
greatest minds spent their be
powers in the vain endeavor to a
just honest differences-to see ho
the storm wvhich burst around t
walls of Sumter was brewing f
.a generatin. ''Every test of t
:o ballot had developed the evdent
.i- determination of the people, on
is both sides. to yield nothing to each
>f The nature of man being what
fn it is, it was not in )re surprising
i- that, at last, the torch of war was
i- lighted in our fair land than that
re the flash and the thunder bolt should
ie dart forth from the angry cloud.
e- "A great revolution (says the elo
ie qu'ent Daniel, of Virginia,) need
. never apologize for nor explain it
n self. There it is! the august and
s. thrilling rise of a whole population
ie And the tact that it is there, is the
-y best evidence of its righ, to be
mn there. None but great inspirations
;e underlie great actions. None but
ir great causes can produce great
re events. A transient gust of pas
k sion may turn a crowd into a mob
-a temporary impulse may swell
f a njob into a local insurrection ;
d but when a whole people stand to
n their guns before their hearth
stones and as one man resist what
n they deem aggression; when for
long years they endure poverty and
starvation, and dare danger and
t death to maintain the principles
which they deem sacred; when
n they shake a continent with their
heroic endeavors and fill the world
d with the glory of their achieve
t, ments-history can make for them
ie no higher vindication than to point
to their deeds and say, 'Behold!' "
. Brave and true men of Newberry
whose names are written in our
*e hearts, bore a worthy part in this
r mighty rush of their country to
arms. They illustrated her spirit.
,r They defended her character.- They
maintained her principles and fell
s in her name, and now they sleep
:e in her bosom, and "honor's seal
is on their brow, and valor's star
is ison their breast, and the peace of
God descends upon them."
What test of character so sure
and so terrible, so exalted and so
epurifying as that which the soldier
endures while passing through the
mortification of defeat ; the scorch
fing trials of repeated disaster, and
the bitter disappointment of hope
less struggles against accumulating
s odds. Unly patriot soldiers, my
friends, would have stood by the
eConfederate standard after Vicks-.
burg and Gettysburg, and none but
strue heroes would have fought at
tAppomattox and at Bentonville.
r South Carolina's,12,ooo dead Con
rfederate soldiers speak to us from
'their silent bivouacs, and the
echo of their voices is heard
sin every true heart reminding
d us they died for South Carolina!
Let love and memory bend over
their graves in benediction and the
-hfand of gratitude preserve their
deeds to history, that our exam
eples may teach posterity how loy
ally Carolina's sons defended C>ar
eolina's honor. A classic poet has
"The firmest mind will fail
*Beneath misforlune's stroke, and
' stunned, depart
s From its sage plan of action."
d The Greek poet wrote before
othe light and grace of the great
sexample had taught mankind the
'moral worth of suffering, before
~ the cross had revealed the powers
rof sacriffce, and shown the tri
>umphs of patience and endurance.
He did not know that the minds
>purified in the fires of disappoint
tment, and hearts exalted by suffer
eings endured for cherished ends,
grows stronger to bear their bur
ddens. greater to prolong their
r"'Misfortune's stroke" only
y closed up the ranks of our 1grave
~Confederates and nerved their
is minds for grander sacrifice.
sBut the end was predestined.
The terrible winter of '6.4-'65 had
's well nigh exhausted the resources
a of the South, and there were no
~more young men at home to re
cruit our wasted ranks!
Gen. Lee's unparalleled defense of
- etersburg was the glorious crown
Iof his giorious career, and when
the end camne at Appomnattox, his
surrender of the brave remnant of
ehis army had become so manifestly
lthe dictate of courage and duty,
tht all the world has declared him
iad his army, as great, and as true,
and as self-sacrificing in that last
e hour of sorrow and loss, as in the
ddays of victor ious battle!
iAfter the surrender of Gen. Lee
st az Appomattox the only forces ol
d-the Confederacy, cast of the Mis.
sissi ppi. numbered, all told, 2:5,000
seAgainst these were opposec
or three armies, under Graint, Sher
hie man and Canby, numbering in th
aggregate 350,ooo; armies splen
didly equipped, flushed with vic
tory, and capable of being concen
trated within a few weeks against
the devoted 25,000. Ir his memo
rable interview with President
Davis at Greensborro on the i3th
of April, iS65, Gen. Johnston
represented to him, and to mei
bers of. his cabinet present, that in
his miitary judgment further war
fare on the part of the Confederacy
was hopeless! Under such circum
stances as 1e described to Mr. Davis,
such was the military situation that
in the judgment of this great com
mander, it would be the greatest of
human crimes to attempt further to
prolong the war. "Having neither
money nor credit," said Gen. John
ston, nor arms but those in the
hands of our soldiers, nor ammuni
tion but that in their cartridge
boxes, nor shops tor repairing arms
or fixing ammunition, the effect of
our keeping the field would be, not
to harm the enemy, but to complete
the devastation of our country and
ruin its people.'' The inevitable
hour had come. Nothing was left
to brave, true men .but to cease to
contend in battle and blood, when
contention was hopeless, and blood
shed in useless strife would be re
venge and murder, Lee had said
to Grant at Appomattox, "Gen
eral, I am not willing even to dis
cuss any terms of surrender, incon
sistent with the honor of my army,
which I am determined to main
tain to the last." Grant appre
ciated the, sentiment of his great
antagonist, and in the spirit of the
soldier he was, responded nobly to
To the honor of Gen. Sherman
be it gladly confessed, he met the
proposals of Gen. Johnston and
asked only the pledge of a soldier's
honor to keep a soldier's parole.
With the giving of that pledge,
the career of the Carolina Confed
erate soldier was ended! Ended,
as it had begun, in obedience to
the manifestations of an Almighty
providence; in accordance with the
dictates of an enlightened con
science; in response to the highest
and purest and noblest instinct of
the human heart- Iu the words of
Gen. Johnston, the hour had come
when warfare was hopeless-when
to prolong wvar would be human
crime-and then the Sonthern sol
dier grounded his arms, and gave
the pledge the victor asked, the
pledge of his unsullied honor !
Today, we commemorate his
honor! His courage! His noble
endurance! His immortal -history!
Thirty seven years have passed
since the Confederate soldier laid
down his rifle, and sheathed his
s word, and tore the battle flag from
its staff to take to his home!
All bitterness, I trust, has gone
from our hearts-the new life, and
work, and energy, and hope of a
generation have come to represent
the courage and the character of
the past !
The old love our fathers bore our
great country is once more claim
i.g our loyalty ; and Confederate
soldiers have been fighting under the
old flag with Confederate valor to
maintain the honor of our reunited
country, and to free a whole peo
ple, oppressed by tyranny.
Then was our Confederate strug
gle in vain ?
WVas the sacrifice of men like
Nance, and my dear classmate,
Drate Rutherford, a vain and use
less sacrifice of noble lives? Are
the names which our mothers, and
wives, and daughters have cut in
the granite of your Confederate
monument, names lost to New
berry and to the State?
Was our great struggle for the
principles of home rule, and consti
tutionatl rights, and polhtical and
social independence all for naug it?
No ! answers our Memorial day!
Come here, ye sons and daughters
of your gallant sires and read the
legend of their sacrifice !
Come, as to a shrine of truest
patriotism and '"sanctify your
memories, purify you hopes, make
strong all good intent by commiun
ion with the spirits of heroes!'
Aye, and our peoole come!
They come, on Memorial days,
with garlands of roses and wreaths
of immortelles ! Time will not
efface from the Southern heart the
honor due to the Confederate sol
dier. IIis memory is immortal!
T wenty-three hundred y'ears have
passed since Leonidas and nis Spar
tans defended the pass of Thier
.-py.a aganst the hosts of Nerxes,
and yet dear to the human heart,
and ever fresh to the memory, as if !
it were an event of our generation,
is the story of that heroic example!
"&I owe a life to my country, and it t
is now my duty to fall in its de- C
fense." said Leonidas to his fellow
Spartans, Tell the governor," said
Gregg, when he received his mor
tal wound at Fredericksburg, "that
if I am to die no-w, I give my life Q
:heeerfully for the independence of
South Carolina." The patriot's
heart is one ! Ages do not change i
it. The soldier of the Confederacy
peaks its language and illustrates
its spirit in the very words and i
deeds of the soldier of Thermopyl. t
nd so dear to the human heart is
he exhibition of a true sacrifice- z
;o inspiring and helpful is the
;pirit and example of resolute cour
ge-and so genuine the homage 2
mankind pays to the devotion of
e patriot and the hero-that more t
,han two thousand years lift up
'heir voices in his commemoration
.oday, and assures us, and our chil
Iren that no Confederate soldier s
lied in vain! c
"While the voice of the world shouts C
its chorus, its pa )n, for those who
While the trumpet is sounding trium -
phant, and high to the breeze and the t
1ad banners are waving, hands clap
pinL, aud huirying feet
rnronging after the laurel crowned vic- f
tors, I stand on the field of defeat. S
n the shadow, with those who are fall. r
en, and wonuded, and dy ing, and there
bhaut a requiem low, piace my band S
on their paiu-knotted brows, breathe
a prayer, t
old the band that is helpless, and
whisper, 'fbey only the victory win
Who have fought the gool fight and i
have vanquished the demon that t
Leu,pts us within; 6
Who have held to their fait h, un6edueed c
by the prize that the world holds 0 1
Who have dared for a bigb cause to c
suffer, resist, fight-if need bw to die
'Speak History! Who are life's vict,,r.?
Unroll thy long annals, and say:
re thev those wh"m the world called c
the vi~ctors-who won the success of a e
Che mart3 rs, or N rc? Tbe Sparlai s
who fell at Tnermoppe's tryst',
)r the Persians and Xerxes? His judges
or Socrates? Pilate, or Christ?"
Immediately after the adadress y
"Tenting On The Uld Camp
3round" was sung by the choir.
THE SOUTHEN CROSS OF HONOR.
The Sonthern Cross of Honor
was conferred on a number of vet- e
rans by the Daughters of the Con
Bishop Capers in their behalf,
made an eloquent speech of p)resenl- a
tation in which he said that he I
'would rather have this cross,
From the hands of these Southern a
crirls and women, than to have it C
rom the hands of royalty".
It was an inspiring and beauti'
ful sight, the old veterans, as their
names were called coming forward
to the stage-many of them on ac- a
:ount of wounds received in the
battle and the infirmities of age
baving to be carried to receive
From the Daughters of the Confed
racy, this little cross of small
intrinsic value,but something which
an not be bought with gold, and
arrying with it a title of true no
The following are the names of
he veterans :1
A ROLL OF HONOR.
M. M. Buford, I. H. Boulware,
Levi Britt, WV. H. Blats, E. P.
Bradley, Thos. S. Blair, M. H.
Buzhardt, J. N. Bass, J. C. S.
roWn, J F. Banks, J. A. Chap
man, R. C. Carlisle, J. L. Crisp,
I. A. Carlisle, E. S. Cromer, J.
F. Cromer, E. P. Cromer, A. B.
Cromer, J. F. J. Caldwell, P. D.4
Cannon, H. S. N. Crosson, j. y1.
Culbreath, D. A. Dickert, J. WV.1
Feagle, WV. Y. Fair, J. J.Gallman,
J. . Gry,O.P. Harris, M.. M.
ari, GV. ayM. Hawvkins, WV. R.
Jones, I. H. Kibler, M. H.1
Livingston, A. J. Livingston, Geo.
Lthrop, G. F. Long, M. M. Long
shore, W. C. Megg'ett. E. P.
Matthews, WV. G. Metts, E. P.
McClintock, Jas. McIntosh, J. C
Neel S. S. Paysinger, A. P. Pifer,
X. G. Peterson, Y. J. Pope. J.
A. Rikard, WV. D. Rutherford,
J B. Reagin, J. D. Smith, J. H.
Sith J. D. Shealy, R. I., Stoud
enmeyer, WV. C. Sligh, tL. MI.
Speers, Jas. J. Schumpert, M. J.
Sott, W. T. Tarrant D. B.
WVheeler, Jno. C. Wilson, J. C.
Wilson, MI Werts, 0. Wells, Bel
on Wicker, N. HI. Young, S. (G.
Welch. O. L. Schumpert, Glen
Rikard D. A. Ruff.
Some of the veterans to whom
these crosses were to be awarded
were not present, and their badges
are in the hands of the pre.sident of
the Newberry Chapter U. D. C.
mmediately after the benedic
tion began the work of decorating'
th graves in the village graveyard
and in R osemont.
The Fruitm of War.
Not long ago I visittd the town of
ovar:. in noritrn Italy. There in a
i-hvatfield the furners have plowed
Lp skulls of meii util they have piled
p a pyramid 1o or 12 feet high. Over
his lpyrtmid somec one has built a can
py to keep off the rain. These were
lIe skulls of young men of Savoy, Sar
inlia Z1:41 Austria--men of IS to 35
e:si of :e. peasants from the farms
ld wNorkiien from the shops-who
let at Novara to kill each other over
iitter in which they had very little
Furtiiher on Frenchmen, Austrians
lu1 It :ili:ns fell together at Magenta.
lie hIe of the blood that flowed oul
ldhr fhe 1live trees. Go over Italy
s you w\ill t1:wre is scarcely a spot not
riis0ned by the blood of France,
arcely a railway station without its
ile of French skulls. You can trace
eni across to Egypt, to the foot of
he pyrainids. You will find them in
ermany-at Jena and Leipsic, at Lut
en and Bautzen and Austerlitz. You
ill find them in Russia at Moscow,
a Belgium at Waterloo. "A boy can
top a bullet as well as a man," said
apoleon. And with the rest are the
kulls and bones of boys "ere evening
o he trodden like the grass."-Popular
Queer Turkish Fish.
April 19 is the great fete day of "Ba
kli," or place of fishes. This is a
mall church situated outside the walls
f Constantinople, and it enjoyed no
articuilar reputation before the con
iest of Constantinople by the Turks.
Lt the time of the invasion, however, a
[onlk was cooking some fish there
hen a messenger came and told him
hat the Turks had entered Constanti
ople. The monk did not believe the
tory and said. he would sooner believe
hat the half cooked fish would jump
ack into the water. As he spoke the
sh jumped back into the water, and
ince then the place has had a great
eputation for Its healing powers.
A church has been built over the
pring dedicated to "Our Lady of the
'ishes," and on this day a regular pil
rimage takes place from all parts of
be town. Many sick are cirried thith
r, and many miraculous cures are re
orted. The truth of the story is proved
y the presence In a large marble lined
ank in the church of the lineal de-*
cendants of the half cooked fish. Any
ne who does not believe has only to
>ok in the water, and he will see them,
rown on one side and white on the
ther, swimming about at their ease.
A person can easily determine with
ne indulgence whether or not open
ir bathing Is hurtful to him. If cir
ulation is speedily restored after he
as left the water, if his skin is well
eddened and he r's soon well warmed
p and as strong and "lively" as when
e took his first plunge, then he may
roperly assume that his bath has done
im good. If, on the other hand, his
kin continues cold and clammy for 15
r 20 minutes, notwithstanding the
prisk rubbing he gives himself, and for
.n hour or more afterwvard he is we&k,
lull and languid, then he may be toler
.bly certain that there is something
1rong with him which forbids cold
A Pot Walloper.
The parliamentary register for 1896
howed that there was then only one
ut walloper in all England. One see
ng the term for the first time might
asily imagine that a pot walloper was
species of ichthyosaurus or some oth
r reptile of a past age. It will be dis
'overed upon inquiry, however, that
he term "pot walloper" is literally one
vho boils a pot and was applied to vot
rs in certain boroughs of England
here, before the passage of the re
orn bill of 1832, the qualificationzs for
uffrage was to have boiled (walloped)
mis own pot in the parish for six
A Curious Tree.
There is a curious combination tree
n West Stockbridge, Mass. It is pri
narily a ma'ple which measures, a foot
rom the ground, 12 feet 3 inches in
~ircumference. Fifteen feet from the
~round there are ond or two birch limbs
~rowing, and higher up are currant and
aspherry bushes which bear fruit each
rear. It is not stated whether the
ugar made from its sap has a rasp
erry flavor, or the birch bark a cur
-ant color and taste, or the berries a
tpicy tang of birch. It is very old and
)ids fair to stand for many years
His Manners All In a Bunch.
The laundress' little boy. is being
;trenously brought up "by band."
'Why, mum." she said despairingly, "if
pounded that boy black and blue I
~oudn't learn hIm his manners. Here,
Villie!" to the urchin, who was looking
'onfusedly at some pennies given him
>y the mistress. "What do you say to
he lady ?"
Willie looked troubled. Then, "Yes,
na'am; no, ma'am; pease, fank you,
~stuse me," he said breathlessly, re
nem bering all his "manners" at once,
he occasion evidently being great
There's Etiquette In All Trades.
A lady who imprudently explained to
fishmonger the other day that her
)rchase was intended for the cat's
hinner was a little hurt at receiving it
wrapped up in a newspaper. "1 under
itood, as it wasn't for yourself, mum,"
eplied the fishmonger loftily, "we ney
r wraps up in brown when it's for
The Human Jaw.
The human ja w is very loosely sock
ted In the skull, so that it is often dis
ocated by the mere act of yawning.
ot being intended for biting purposes.
ffensive or defensive, n~ attention
;eems to have been paid by nature to
naking It fast.
Playing It Down Low.
"I haven't much use for Blithersley,"
said te p)roud papa.
"Why'?" asked the proud mamma.
"I listened to him for an hour today
vhile he told me about what his baby
and said1 or tiedC to say. and just as I
as about to tell him about ours he
eft me, saying he had to catch a train."