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Magnolia News items.
Magnolia, March 24.-Farm work
in this section is progressing satisfac?
torily, and the familiar old sound,
"Gee" and "Haw" greet the ears on
every side. While some of our mer?
chants have not sold as much guano as
heretofore, numbers have ordered
their fertilizers direct, consequently
there will be but little difference in
the quantity used last year and this
year. In general, time has not devel?
oped much improvement in the fall
oat crop. Our farmers are at last
catching on to the improved modes for
cultivation of their crop, preparing
the soil, &c.
Our wide awake merchant and plant?
er. Mr. T. N. Griffin, has sold seve?
ral more Disc harrows recently, which
if properly used, will prove a wonder?
ful improvement in the way of cultiva?
tion of the land, and, economy in
Mr. J. W. Wilson's residence was
burned to the ground yesterday. The
fire was accidental and started in the
stove room about 3.30 p. m., it seems.
Nearly all of the furniture was saved.
The kitchen and a part of the dining
room furniture were burned. The
building was insured for $500, no in?
surance on the furniture. This house
was built in the year 1851, or near
that time, by John Quincy Adams, a
wheelright Mr. Wilson was not at
home when the fire started. Mrs. Wi!-,
sou was asleep in bed, and narrowly
escaped the flames. Ready and willing
hands were soon there in numbers,
but all they could do was to'keep the
flames confined to the main building,
and they worked heroically to accom?
plish this task.
Dr. E. F. Darby, now of Columbia,
was in town two days last week.
Miss Annie Mi?er has returned
from an extended visit to Bennetts
Mrs. C. M. Howes is now a resi?
dent of the city of Colubm?3.
Mr. H. S. Toon, our efficient rail?
road agent, after a week's visit in
North Carolina, has returned.
Mrs: Dr. Tarrant, of Orangeburg,
reached this village several days ago,
and the doctor is happy.
Mr. W. T. (Bill Tom) McLeod,
after an absence, is indulging in a few
days stay at home.
Our graded school closes its first
session on next Friday evening with
an exhibition and an entertainment
that night. Coi. John J. Dargan will
be there, adding much to the interest
and enjoyment of the occasion. Those
who attend, in addition the other
pleasant features of the occasion will
be favored with an address or lecture
by Col. Dargan, and those, who do
not attend, will miss a treat, seldom
offered. His lectures are both enter?
taining and instructive.
The closing of our graded schcol
will mean the departure from our
midst of the very popular principal,
Prof. Branson, and the assistant lady
teachers, Misses Clark and Cocner,
for several months, even if we are so
fortunate as to get them back.
The young folks had a most enjoya?
ble "sociable" at Mr. John M. Mil?
ler's on last Friday night.
" Magnolia needs several new resi?
dences for rent, as houses are in unus?
ual demand in this place. We'll have
to get after Mr. Griffin about this
lack of dwellings. Occasional.
LOCAL NEWS PARAGRAPHED.
The time for paying taxes expires on
the 31st instant,
The Sumter exhibit at the Charles?
ton Exposition is being added to each
week and this county is bound to at?
The fireman's tournament is a popu?
lar idea, not because the people want
a tournament, but because they are
always willing to help the firemen.
The widows of McDonald had anoth?
er hearing before Judge of Probate
Walsh Friday. The rival widows wear
their weeds on ali public occasions.
'??The latest news brought in forj pub?
lication is that Prince Henry pur?
chased for his own use just before
leaving New York, two Columbia
The^Duilding of the clay-sand turn?
pike on the Stateburg road is progress?
ing finely and it will be a substantial
and well made road, but it will have
cost considerable money.
Sheriff Scarborough went to Darling?
ton last Thursday for Archi bold Brear
ley, one of the negroes who was im?
plicated in the stealing of cotton "from
the railroad several months ago. He
was captured in Darlington County
The barn and stable of Mr. J. C.
Shaw who lives about two miles below
town, were destroyed by fire Tuesday
morning last. The fire was caused by
a little boy striking matches in the
lot About 1,000 pounds of ha}' and a
few bushels of corn were burned. No
insurance.-Lee County Leader.
The June Nicholson Missionary
Society held its regular monthly meet?
ing Friday evening last at the resi ?
dence of Rev. R. H. Jones. Miss;
Minnie Zeigler, the President, deserves
a great deal of praise for the suc?
cess and popularity it has gained since
its organization. There were about
twenty couples present and it is use?
less to say they had a great time en?
joying the hospitality of Rev. and Mrs.
Jones until a late^our. A Member.
Magnitude of Poultry industry.
Washington, March 22.-A census
report issued today shows that of the
5,739,637 farms in the United States I
5,096,2?2 reported poultry. The total
number of fowls three months^old and
over reported were as follows: Chick?
ens, including guinea fowls. 233,593,
085: turkeys, 6.599,367: geese, 5,67 V
S63: ducks, 4,807,-358.
The numbers of all these classes of
poultry are smaller as reported in 1900
than in 1890, owing to the fact that in
1890 they reported ali fowls of what?
ever age, while in 1900 only those
three months old and over were re?
The eggs produced in 1899 were
1,293,819,186 dozens, against 819,722,
917 dozens in 1889. The value of
poultry raised in 1899 was $136,891,877
and the value of eggs produced in 1899
was $144,286,158. The total income
of the farmers from their poultry in?
dustry in 1899, representing ^the total
value"of eggs produced, as well as the
poultry raked, was $281,178,035. This ?
total makes the poultry industry one
of the largest connected with agrien 1- i
GREED GONE MAD.
The New York Herald is not a par?
tisan paper. It has no politics, bnt
is as thoroughly non-partisan and
independent as any paper in this
country. It speaks for that kind of
constituency and here is the way it
voices its disgust and the disgust of
the honest masses of the American
people at the shabby manoeuvring and
shameful course of the Republican
politicians in Congress. Under the
caption of "The Republican Party
and the Proective System in Danger"
"Damn President Roosevelt and the
administration? to Hades with the
national honor; crush the starving
Cubans-anything rather than risk a
decrease in the profit on the product of
a single sugar beet handled by the
"That's the attitude of the Rpnbli
cans whose views are formulated in
the preamble and resolutions presented
at Tuesday night's caucus by Mr.
Taylor, of Ohio, a leading member of
the* American Protective Tariff
League, and which opposes any con?
cessions to Cuba ' because it involves
a relaxation of the protective princi?
"This is Greed gone mad. Lifelong
Republicans are shocked at the
thought that they have helped to rear
a protectionist Frankenstein, this
monster, which, rather than 'relax the
protection principle, ' would sacrifice
moral principle and national honor and
destroy its own creator. By their
blind rapacity the beet sugar men are
making such a breach in the Republi?
can ranks and exciting among the peo?
ple such disgust and indignation as
may overthrow the party and pull
down the whole ultra protectionist
structure upon their own heads.
"Surely the present provocation is
greater than that which caused the
revulsion of 1892, when General Harri?
son was defeated and Grover Cleve?
land was swept into power on a plat?
form which declared ultra protective
duties "a fraud, a robbery of the great
mass of the American people for the
benefit of the few;" characterized the
tariff of 1890 as "the culminating
atrocity of class legislation, " and de?
manded its repeal. The beet men are
noisy and aggressive, but few in num?
ber, while there are fifteen millions of
voters with no interest in sugar profits,
but imbued with a spirit of humanity
and regard for the good name and hon?
or of their country.
"Mr. Taylor and his associates are
mistaken in assuming that the Ameri?
can farmer is an ass. In their precious
manifesto thev sav:-'The American
market for over $100,000,000 worth of
sugar annually is rightfully the Amer?
ican farmer's. We shall encourage no
policy which delays the time when he
shall come into his own.' Consider?
ing that the people are taxed sixty
million dollars a year on the two mil?
lion tons of imported sugar they con?
sume in order to profit the growers of,
domestic cane and beet, the growth
of the domestic industry is so slight
that it will be some centuries before
the amount needed can be coaxed out
of the home soil.
"With State bounties for years sup?
plementing the enormous federal pro?
tection, the production of beet sugar
is but an infinitesimal fraction of the
total consumed, and the profits of the
beet industry could not be seriously
reduced by a reduction in the duty
on'the portion of our imports coming
from Cuba. It would be quite as ra?
tional to declare that "the American
market for 880,000,000 worth of silk
annually imported is rightfuly the
American farmer's, or that the Ameri?
can market for tea is rightfully his,
and that a duty high enough to per?
mit its production under glass should
"Neither the American farmer nor
any other American can be fooled by
such claptrap. They all thoroughly
understand the issue. They know that
aside from the moral obligation we are
under to help Cuba the mass of the
American people would profit by the
admission of her sugar: that the pro?
visions and breadstuffs produced by
American farmers and the goods turned
out by American factories would be
taken in return by the Cubans. Dele?
gates from the British Chambers of
Commerce visited tho Foreign Office
on Tuesday last and memorialized Lord
Lansdowne to enter a protest at Wash?
ington against our Government grant?
ing the proposed reciprocity with
Cuba. Why? Because in the lan?
guage of the memorial, 'it would
undoubtedly put an end to European
trade in the islands.' In other words, j
the United States, which heretofore
has had but a fraction of the Cuban j
market, would get practically the
whole of it, and with stable govern
i ment and prosperity that market would
; expand to vast proportions.
"The reduction of 20 per cent pro?
posed by the Ways and Means Commit
? tee is "too small. In opposing even
j slight concession the sugar beet Con?
gressmen are inviting the annexation
of the island, with attendant admis?
sion of its products free of ali duties,
and are challenging the defeat of their
party and the radical revision of the
whole protective system by the indig?
nant and outraged American people."
POPE LEO'S JOKE.
Rome Letter in Chicago Record-Herald
That the Pope's mind is bright is
illustrated by the daily experience of
those who have business with him, and
his memory is said to be as retentive
as ever. He also retains his sense of
humor and indulged in a quiet little
satire not long ago at the expense of
a most estimable and pious member of
one of the royal houses of P?irope.
This lady, who fancies herself an artist,
painted his portrait upon a piece of
canvas, leaving a blank place at the
bottom in which she requested him to
write his autograph. When the pic?
ture was received it was such an atro?
cious caricature that the members of
the Papal household determined to
destroy it, but the Pope would not
permit them to do so. Taking hi?
pen, he wrote in Latin this inscrip?
"It is 1: be not afraid, Leo. XIII."
ii is w/elj enough lo moke liny while
the s;::i shines, bu* if there were no
rainy weather there would be no hay
to make.-Saturday Evening Post.
Every man barked at by a dog is not
a thief. Every man talked about by a
l ossip is not guilty.-Atchison Globe.
TRAPPING A WITNESS.
A case was being tried in a country
court. A horse had been stolen from
a field, and the evidence all pointed to
a certain doubtful character of the
neighborhood as the culprit. Though
his guilt seemed clear, he had found a
lawyer to undertake his defence. At
the trial the defendant's counsel ex?
pended his energy in trying to confuse
and frighten the opposing witnesses
especially the farmer whose testi?
mony was particularly damaging. _ The
lawyer kept up a fire of questions,
asking many foolish ones, and repeat?
ing himself again and again in the
hope of decoying the witness into a
"You say," the lawyer went on,
"that you can swear to having seen
this man drive a horse past your farm
on the day in question?"
"I can," replied the witness, wear?
ily, for he had already answered the
question a dozen times.
"What time was this?"
"I told you it was about the middle
of the forenoon."
"But I don't want any 'abouts' |or
'middles.' I want you to tell the jury
exactly the time."
"Why said the farmer, "I don't
always carry a gold watch with me
when I'm digging potatoes."
"But you have a clock in the house,
Well, what time was it by that?"
"Why, by that clock it was just 19
minutes past 10."
"Y'ou were in the field all the morn?
ing?" went on the lawyer, smiling
suggestively. ' '
"How far from the house is this
"About half a mile."
'You swear, do you, that by the
clock in your house it was just 19
minutes past 10?"
The lawyer paused and looked tri?
umphantly at the jury. At last he bad
entrapped the witness into a contradic?
tory statement that would greatly
weaken his evidence.
The farmer leisurely picked up his
hat and started to leave the witness
stand. Then, turning slowly about,
he added :
"I ought, perhaps, to say that too
much reliance should not be placed on
that clock as it got out of gear about
six months ago, and it's been 19
minutes past 10 ever since."-Cincin?
nati Commercial Tribune.
EXCLUSION OF CHINESE.
Washington, March 22.-By an almost
unanimous vote the House committee
on foreign affairs has struck out of
the Mitchell-Kahn Chinese exclusion
bill the paragraph prohibiting ships
flying the Americian flag from employ?
ing Chinese sailors under 82,000 for
each offence, This provision has piov
ed one of the chief sources of contro?
versy over the bill.
The main argument leading to
striking out the provision was that
American ships on the Pacific compete
with English and Japanese lines, and
that the latter ships would indirectly
receive a great advantage in continuing
the employment of Chinese at $7 50
per month ; whereas the American
ships would have to pay about $30 per
month for white sailors.
Representative Kahn, of Alabama,
has talked with Speaker Henderson as
to the exclusion bill when it reaches
the House, and it is understood that,
while Mr. Kahn considers the sailors'
clause most important, he will not
insist upon it to the extent of jeopard?
izing the entire exclusion measure.
THE CURSES OF CONQUEST.
? Washington, March 22.-The war de?
partment officials, alarmed by ^the
rapid increase in disease among ?the
troops in the Philippines and other
tropical stations, has issued ;an order
to commanding officers enjoining upon
them the strictest scrutiny over the
habits and morals of the troops, and
requesting them to endeavor by per?
sonal example to influence the men to
preserve their health, both by ab?
staining from drink and from the
liability of contracting preventable
di ser se.
How High Can a Balloon Rise?
The altitude that may be attained
by a balloon depends, first, upon its
size: secondly, upon the filling of gas,
and, thirdly, upon the weight being
carried. A balloon of ordinary size.
43,000 cubic feet, carrying the smallest
weight-that is. one person-when filled
with illuminating gas may reach 20,001)
feet, but when filled with hydrogen
27.000 feet. In order to ascend higher
we first of all need a bigger balloon.
One may say it was a happy chance
that the Royal Meteorological institute
of Berlin was provided with a balloon
of the uuusual dimensions of 300.000
cubic feet. The German emperor fur?
nished ?.*>00 for making experiments
with it, and the Meteorological insti?
tute decided to make use of this op?
portunity for studying the highest re?
gions of atmosphere.-Harper's Maga?
A Bad Way to Feed Bird*.
It is quite a common practice for per?
sons owning pet birds to. teach them to
take bits of sugar or other food liked
by the bird from the lips. It*has been
discovered that the trainers of young
birds in Europe frequently contract in
this way a peculiar parasitic growth on
the throat and lungs that is frequently
fatal, and a warning has been issued
by French physicians which may well
be heeded by any one feeding birds
from mouth to beak.
''.My dear." said the wife of the elai?
ne nt professor, "the hens have scratch?
ed up a!! that eggplant seed you sow?
"Ah. jealousy.'" mused the professor.
And he sat down and wrote a twenty
page anide du "The Development of
Envy In the Minds of the Lower Grade
of Bipeds/*-Baltimore American.
"It wa* terrible even to see the vib
lain die." said the emotional girl at the
"Oh, well," consoled the old ?adv, "he
would have died anyway. Did you no?
tice how many cigarettes he smoked?"
HUNDRED MILE COAST.
The Oroya Rei I wa y In Peru Distin?
guished Itself In Marty Way?.
Lord Ernest Hamilton describes his
experience of a thrilling but perilous
pastime, the descent in a small hand
car of a wonderful mountain railway
"As a matter of fact," he writes, re?
ferring to the title of the article, "it is
;?0t>; but, for the sake of a title, the ex?
tra six may go-100 are enough at any
rate for purposes of illustration. These
hundred odd miles are to be found on
the Ferro-Carril Central of Peru, com?
monly called the Oroya railway, and
they are to be found nowhere else.
'.This Oroya railway is a very won?
derful line indeed. It not only climbs
higher than any other railway in the
world, but also distinguished Itself in
a variety of other ways incidentally
referred to hereafter. But the accom?
plishment with which I am chiefly con?
cerned is this-that it provides the only
road in the world which a man on
wheels can travel over 100 miles by
his own momentum and practically at
any pace to which the fiend of reck?
lessness may urge him.
"The object of what is here written
is to trace the sensations born of a
run down from the summit of the Oro?
ya railway, 15,660 feet above sea level,
to the verge of the Pacific. You start
under the eye of the eternal snows,
and you finish among humming birds
and palms. You start sick with the un?
speakable sickness of soroche, and you
finish in the ecstasy of an exultation
too great for words.
"The gods of Olympus were worms
beside the man who has during the
last three hours controlled his car from
the Paso de Galera to Ca? .o, for it is'
in the control that lies the joy, as in
other things apart from car running.
To sit beside the brakeman is good, but
to drop the brakeman on a friendly
siding and grasp the lever in your own
firm but not too exacting hand is to
sup a liberal foretaste of the joys of
OLD IDEAS ABOUT GEMS.
Pearls Were Thought to Be Dew?
drops Caught by the Shell.
The Indians called rock crystal an
"unripe diamond," and until the begin?
ning of the eighteenth century India
was thought to be the only land which
produced that precious stone. It was
not, therefore, until the discovery of
India that the diamond was known to
us. Yet as far back as 500 B. C. a
"didactic history" of precious scones
was written, and in Pliny's time the
^?supply must have been plentiful, as he
wrote, "We drink out of a mass of
gems, and our drinking vessels are
formed of emeralds." We are also told
that Nero aided his weak sight by
spectacles made of emeralds.
But is very difficult to determine
whence all the gems came, as discov?
erers took care to leave no record. The
nations who traded in them were
afraid of their whereabouts being
knowis and even the most ancient mer?
chants would not disclose any definite
locale. All sorts of myths have ac?
cordingly sprung up concerning the
origin of gems. "Diamond" was the
name given to a youth who was turned
into the hardest and most brilliant of
substances to preserve him from 'the
ills that flesh is heir to." Amethyst
was a beautiful nymph beloved by
Bacchus, but saved from him by Di?
ana, who changed Amethyst into a
gem, whereupon Bacchus turned the
gem into wine color and endowed the
wearer with the gift of preservation
The pearl was thought to be a dew?
drop the shell had opened to receive.
Amber was said to be honey melted by
the sun, dropped into the sea and con?
gealed. According to the Talmud, Noah
had no light in the ark but that which
came from precious stones.-Gentle?
\ A Lincoln Reason.
Speaking of gray hair puts me in
mind of Bates - Attorney General
Bates, you know-and of one of Lin?
coln's remarks. We were all going one
day out from Washington to Tennally
town-the president. Secretary Chase,
Mr. Bates and myself-to see General
McClellan review the Pennsylvania re?
serves. Bates' hair, I noticed, had re?
tained its original dark color in perfect
freshness, while his beard was almost
as white as mine is now. It was an ex?
ception to the usual law, and I asked
Mr. Bates after he had spoken of the
peet?'arity if he knew any especial
reesa for it. Ile said he didn't, but
the president exclaimed laughingly:
"Why, don't you know? It's because he
uses his chin more than he does his
A Presbyterian minister said at a
meeticg of the Chicago presbytery that
the book of discipline of the church
is "the worst book ever published," re?
ferring apparently to errors and am?
"That's right." responded a voice
from the rear of the room, but when a
gray haired brother arose to protest a
wave of laughter swept through the as?
sembly aud ended the incident.
An Obliging Husband.
"Why do you offer such a large re?
ward for the return of that ugly dog?"
"To please my wife."
"But such a reward is sure to bring
"No, it won't. He's dead."-San
"Were yon interested in that account
of the Washington mun who suddenly
"Well. I'd have been more interested
in an account of a man who gradually
disappearedV"-New York World.
In 1G04 the capital of the Bank of
England wes ?1,200,000. It is now
HEALTH VERSUS STRENGTH
A Good Stomach Ta Worth More Than
The strong man was doing some of
his mest sensational "stunts." Evi?
dently his performance was free from
trickery. The muscles spoke for that
and there were ease and enjoyment in
all his movements.
"What a splendid fellow!" exclaimed
a college student in a front row to his
older companion. "I'd give all I ex?
pect ever to know of the classics in ex?
change for that physique. Just think
what it means-unlimited endurance
and strength. With that and a fair
share of brains, there isn't anything a
man couldn't accomplish."
The older man smiled at the young?
"You're doing very well as it is," he
said. "The battle may generally be to
the strong and skillful, but it isn't just
muscular strength that counts. To tell
you the truth, you've inherited some?
thing that is worth more to you than
all the mere muscle you could put on in
a lifetime. I mean your stomach."
"Yes, of course; that's important,
"It's everything, my boy. Now. sup?
pose I should tell you that that big fel?
low up there is in greater danger of col?
lapse than you are likely to be if you
take fair care of yourself and exercise
"How is that possible? He is the pic?
ture of health and strength."
"And what do you say to this fel?
low?" asked the physician, drawing a
photograph from his pocket It was
the likeness of an athlete not much the
physical inferior of the strong maru
"This chap," continued the medical
expert, "came to me for treatment re?
cently. He needed it The flesh was
literally falling off him. He was losing
a pound a day. You see, he had sud?
"What was the trouble?"
"Stomach. I'm not telling you any?
thing new, but it's astonishing how
much an elemental truth is overlooked.
A man is no stronger than his stom?
ach. ' t
"If your stomach isn't far better than
that of most Americans, look out! This
patient of mine had changed his food,
and it came near costing him his life.
So don't be too quick to envy the strong
man, and go ahead with your classics,
not forgetting twenty minutes or so a
day of well directed exercise."-New
ORCHARD AND GARDEN.
Onions may be readily transplanted
if growing too thick.
Weeds should not be allowed to grow
or crusts to form around young fruit
Do not buy any kind of fruit trees
or plants simply because they are
With all transplanting it is importaut
to see that the soil is well filled in
around the roots.
Prune spurs to one developed bud,
for the nearer the old wood the higher
flavored the fruit
A weak solution of poultry droppings
is a wonderful stimulant of plant
growth. It may be used weekly with
Only well rotted manure should be
applied around the grapevines. Fresh
manure excites, the growth, but does
not mature it
Quince trees should be mulched as a
protection against extreme heat and
cold, as the roots are small and usually
near the surface/
In selecting trees to grow as a wind?
break it is quite an item to have them
of a close growing habit and of as near?
ly perpetual foliage as possible. Plant
a double row.
The oriental sweet called "Turkish
delight" that travelers in the east are
sure to taste is not difficult to make.
Have ready an ounce of gelatin, pref?
erably the clear imported sheet varie?
ty, which has been soaked for two
hours in a very little cold water. Bring
to a boil in a porcelain pot a pound of
granulated sugar and half a cupful of
cold water, adding the gelatin, and boil
till the mixture dropped in cold water
can be held in the finger. After it has
boiled steadily for fifteen minutes add
the juice of one lemon and a table?
spoonful of brandy. Pour to cool in a
clean tin which has been wet in cold
water, cutting the mixture as it stiffens
into squares like caramels. Each piece
is dusted with powdered sugar or roll?
ed in waxed paper.-New York Post.
Xo Proof Necessary.
Colonel C. L. Colqueen of Louisiana
was halted on the street one day by a
gentleman who evidently did not know
"Can you tell me," asked the un?
known, "who is the best lawyer in
"I am, sir," replied the colonel with?
The man looked surprised.
"Excuse me," he said; "I should like
to have you prove it."
"Don't have to prove it sir," thun?
dered the colonel; "I admit it"-Xew
She-I'd never have married you if
you had not deceived me about your?
Ile-Rather you never would hai?
married me had I not deceived mys?..tf
about you.-Boston Transcript.
Kept Hor Eye? Open.
Tue first appearance on the stage of
Mrs. Kendal was at the early age of
five years. She played the part of a
blind child and frankly confessed that
it was not a success. Unwisely she
had been given a pair of new shoes
for the performance, and so great was
the child's delight in these that nothing
could induce her to keep her eyes shut,
as she should have done, and refrain
from taking stray peeps at ber beau?
tiful, shiny footgear.
; Locke is said to have spent over six
I years in the preparation of his essay,
"On the Human Understanding."
Lamartine, the great French poet,
was happily maiTied and received
great aid from his wife in all his un?
The great Dante was married to a
notorious scold, and when he was in
exile he had no desire to see her, al?
though she was the mother of his six
Wolfe is said to have written "The
Burial of Sir John Moore" in one even?
ing directly after news had been
brought of the defeat at Corana and
the death of the gallant British officer.
A friend of the late Walter Besant
relates that the novelist always kept
on his desk before him a list of the
characters of the novel he happened to
be at work on, their relationship and
Hans Christian Andersen formed bis
style by narrating his stories to vari?
ous groups of children before he wrote
them down. His one thought was to
become famous, and he was very care?
ful not to make any enemies.
Dickens says in the introduction to
"David Copperfield" that he.spent two
years in the composition of that novel.
He did not usually require so long a
time, many of his novels being finish?
ed in less than a year and most of his
shorter stories in a few days.
Animals and Salt.
Among certain peopte there is a
strong idea that nothing is worse for
dogs than salt, but as a matter of fact,
when administered in small quantities,
it materially assists the process of di-'
gestion. There is no doubt, however,
that to give dogs or any other animais
broth or pot liquor in which salt pork
or bacon has been boiled would be al?
most equivalent to giving them a small
dose of poison. The use of salt among
horses, cattle and sheep is advocated
by the highest veterinary authorities.
Pigs, on the contrary, are extremely
susceptible to the poisonous influence
of the agent, and experiments have
been made which had, after small
doses regularly administered, fatal re?
sults. Habitually, as a ma tter of course,
all animals consume a certain portion
of salt, as it exists in certain propor?
tions in most articles of food.-London
At one of the early dog shows Sam?
uel J. Tilden bought an immense Great
Dane dog. "What's his name?" asked
"Ask him," said Mr. Tilden.
"What good would that do?"
"Ifs his name," was the reply.
So it was-"Askim."
The dog knew a number of tricks,
but would only perform when fed.
"He'd make a good politician," said
his owner as he gave him a bone.
Kew York World.
At the Parting of the Ways.
"Do you take this man to be your
wedded husband?" asked the justice
of the peace.
"I don't know whether' to do it or
not squire." said the young woman,
wiping her eyes. "He's got the money
from me to pay for the license. I don't
like to marry a man of that kind, and
yet I hate to see $2 wasted."-Chicago
De Style-He pulled fifteen teeth
Gunbusta-He's no dentist.
De Style-I know it. but he pried
open the dog's mouth and yanked him
off.-Xew York Telegram.
Mushrooms Are Filling.
One virtue cf the mushroom that of?
tentimes is not realized by its cham?
pions even is its nutritive qualities, for
it is often considered fit only for a
sauce cr a side dish. Recently I ate
dinner with a friend who is a bon vi?
vant and gifted with an abnormally
large appetite. To my surprise, he or?
dered nothing but mushrooms,*, bread
aud butter and. cf course, drinkables.
We bad mushrooms raw, stewed, fried
and broiled on toast. It was my first
experience, but I found them excel?
lent. I certainly thought they would
not "stay, by me;" but, to my surprise,
for many hours afterward I had as
complete a sense of fullness as rare
roast beef or juicy steak ever impart?
ed.-New York Telegram.
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