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UmW FOLLOWS RIOT.
Whites and Blacks Fight on South
ern Passenger Train.
There was a serious riot on the train
on the norfch-bonnd Southern train
Out of Augusta Saturday night. It
started in a drunken row. Factory
people and negroes were engaged and
"? knives and pistols were freely used, j
Sight or ten white men were more or
less seriously shot and a half dozen j
negroes were wounded Two of them,
one named Wyatt Holes and the other i
Collins were " arrested and locked up j
at- Langley. The people became in- !
fariated, and although Sheriff Alder- j
man, of Aiken, was present he could ?
do nothing with the mob. j
All of the wounded white men were
residents of Langley and vicinity, and
men gathered from the surrounding
country to avenge i;hem. Crowds
gathered during tue evening and at
midnight broke into the Langley cala
. boose and shot to death the two
wounded negroes, Collins and Holes.
Shortening College Courses.
The scheme of shortening the col
lege course for the benefit of such stu
dents as are able to accomplish in less
than four years the amount of study
which will enable them to obtain the
bachelor's degree is making headway.
This is one of the useful reforms that
President Eliot has brought about in
Harvard, and it has been adopted with
varying conditions in other universi
ties This is more easily accomplish
ed in the universities which have
adopted the elective system of courses.
One device for shortening the period
required for a young man to complete
his studies and get at work in his
profession is, by choice of studies, to
make the fourth year of the academic
course count also as the first year of
the professional course. For obvious,
reasons this scheme is best operated in
institutions which maintain profes
sional schools. But the smaller col
H?ges which make no claim to univer
sity facilities feel the pressure of the
demand for faster work. At the
meeting of the trustees of Amherst
College in Springfield on Thursday,
regni were adopted look?g to
the shortening of ? the college course
to three years and one . term, as the
?students may elect It will be done
by increasing the number of courses
to six, to be ^maintained through
three years. But it' is required that
the student, shall^ maintain^ a goodj
scholarship'standing.?Boston Herald. ,
The Preacher and the 'Still.
A minister in an adjoining county
to us started last Saturday to fill an ap
pointment at one of his Oconee
churches. On^ his way he learned
that a certain man was running a
blockade distillery near the road he
was to travel. He drove up to the
inan:s house and hailed him, saying:
"? understand you are running that
still again." The man replied, "No,
I am not" "Well," said the
preacher, "I know you are not, but
you have two negroes there at work
this minute. I will give you your
choice : Give up this outfit to me, or
be presented ; and you have just ten
minutes to decide." "Well," said
the man, "'let's go to the distillery."
At the place the man put still, cap
and worm in the preacher's buggy,
and they are now in the possession of
Deptuy Marshal W. B. F. -Coirn.?
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if The Teachers' College of New York
has lately'been giving a demonstrat
Ifpve exhibit of cheap living. This
l||pwas a day's meals, consisting of
breakfast, dinner and supper for a
family of five persons at a total cost
of 60 cents, the family being suppos
ed to consist of a laboring man, a
hardworking woman, an aged woman
and two boys, aged twelve and sixteen
^respe^ The staples of the diet
were oatmeal, lentils, rye bread and
seek of mutton. The food is said to
be scientifically satisfactory, as it
contains an adquate supply of fat,
s- carbohyradtes. and protein. It is also
said that the "exquisite neatness and
frugality" of this dietary will appeal
forcibly to all. Otmeal, lentil and
rye bread are no doubt wholesome,
but they do not appeal tfpeverybody.
A meal that does not appeal to the
palate is an unsatisfactory meal, no
matter how nutritious it mav be.
ALLENDALE "KOT IN IT."
A the special election at Allendale,
Satarday, on the question of the pro
posed new county of Allendale the
vote was follows : Yeas 257 ; noes 255.
Two-thirds majority was necessarv,
so the new county is lost The result
of the election in the Hapmton j>or
tion of the county was as follows :
Total number of votes cast, 47?9 for
the new county and 3S against it
Woman Marries a Woman.
For six years a person, said to be a
young man and known as Herman G.
Wood, has lived in Baltimore, work
ing about grocery stores. On June 17
Wood was married to Mrs. Ernestine
L. Rausch, a widow owning a grocery
store. The other day she reported to
the police that she had discovered her
so-called husband to be a woman. On
being visited by the police Wood
reluctantly admitted that she was a
woman, that six years ago she had got
ten into trouble at her North Caro
lina home and had come to Baltimore,
donning male garb and living ever
since as a man. During her residence
in Batlimore the masquerading young
woman has mingled freely with men,
drinking, smoking and joining in
their sports without her sex ever hav
ing been suspected. She is now under
The 0. R. & C. Railroad.
George L. Carter and associates,
says a dispatch from Roanoke, Va.,
have purchased the Ohio River and
Charleston Railway, and it will be
known hereafter as the Virginia and
Southern Railway. The price paid
for the Ohio River and Charleston
road is not stated.
Rapid Progress of the King To
London, June 30.?Last night pass
ed with less incident at Buckingham
Palace than any other night since the
operation was performed on King Ed
ward. There were few watchers out
side the palace, the public apparently
having accepted the official announce
ment that the King has passed the
point of immediate danger.
Nearly Come to Blows.
There came near being a personal
collision between candidates for rail
road commission at the campaign
meeting at Barnwell Saturday. Dur
ing Mr. Caughman's remarks he qual
ified the statement, reported a few
days ago, regarding the incompetency
of " the board. He referred to one
member of the board and to some
irregularities, not to say the commis
sion was incomplete. Continuing, Mr.
Caughman asked Mr. Wilborn if he
meant to insinuate, in the remark
made-at Hampton, that he was a fice.
The disputants got warm instantly, as
Mr. Wilborn's answer was not satis
factory. A personal encounter was
only prevented by the interference of
persons on th stand. Both gentlemen
seemed ready and willing to proceed
and were only quieted with difficulty.
This was done, however, and Caugh
man finished his speech. After this
Mr. Wilborn's apologized to the audi
enece as Mr. Caughman had done.
Koester, Gives Up.
George R. Koester, collector of in
! ternal "revenue for South Carolina,
whose nomination is held up in the
Senate, realizes that he cannot be
confirmed, and announces in an inter
view that he will gracefully step down
andvout when Congress adjourns. The
opposition to his confirmation comes
from the negro Republicans of the
country, who allege that he took part
in the famous Gaston lynching, a few
years ago.. This Koester denies, and
says that he was only present at the
lurching in the capacity of a reporter.
Mr. Koester will devote his entire
time to the business management of
his paper, the Columbia Record. Mr.
Paul M. Brice is the editor.
Not at This Time.
The bill of Representative Johnson,
providing for an additional district
judge for the western district of
South Carolina failed to even get out
of the sub-committee of the judiciary
committee of the House of Represent
atives. The reason for this was that
ther department of justice reported
against the bill, claiming that there
was not sufficient businesss in South
Carolina to guarantee the appoint
ment of an additional judge. Whether
the measure can be passed next ses
sion is doubtful.
The TJ. S. Cruiser Brooklyn, which
has been selected to convey the body
yo? Lord Pauncefote, late English Am
bassador, to England, has arrived at
Annapolis and will sail for England on
Three men and two women were
killed during the storm near Chatta
nooga, Tenu., Saturday afternoon.
The beginning of the eighth week
, of the coal miners strike in Pennsyl
vania shows no change in the situa
tion. Both sides are stubbornly hold
ing cut for original demands.
A prominent New York life insur
ance company will withdraw from
business in Mexico on account of
heavy losses by recent frauds, perpe
trated by a gang of. Spaniards.
According to official reports there
have been in Manila up to June 28
1,740 cases of cholera and 1.3S5 deaths
from the disease: the same reports
from the provinces show 9,444 cases
and 7,038 deaths. Lieut. Col. Louis
M. Mans, the insular health commis
sioner, says that there probably have
been 2,000 deaths from cholera in the
provinces, of which it has been impos
sible to get records.
William C. Whitney, after balancing
his accounts last year found himself
to be S600,000 loser through the sport
St. Lions, Mo., and vicinity has
been the centre of a rain storm of un
precedented severity that has prevailed
almost incessantly since Saturday
morning. According to the local
weather bureau reports 5.45 inches of
rain has fallen since early Saturday
morning. The storm is the most
widespread that has been experienced
in this country for many years, ac
cording to the weather bureau offi
cials, extending from the Rocky
Mountains to the Alleghanies.
The contract for building the Ashe
ville & Rutherfordton Railroad was
today let to George T. Canis, of New
York, and work will begin at once.
It is understood here that the Sea
board Air Line is backing the move
ment and the road will be extended
through the mountains to the Tennes
see line.?Charlotte Observer.
At the meeting of the Cabinet in
Washington Saturday the terms of an
amnesty proclamation to the Filipinos,
to be issued July 4, were agreed upon.
The Cabinet meeting was held at the
Presidents' temporary quarters on
Lafayette? square. It was the first time
in eighty-eight years that a regular
session had been held outside of the
Suit for $10,000 damages for all al
leged breach of contract was filed in
the United States Circait Court on
Monday by Claudian B. Northrop
and R P. Tucker against the Mercan
tile Trust and Deposit Company, of
Baltimore. The litigation grows out
of the negotiations for the purchase of
the Charleston Waterworks, which
was acquired Monday by the defendant
The Supreme Court of Indiana lias
decided that under the law o?the State
the good will of a business could not
be taxed. The decision was in the
Indianapolis News suit, where it was
sought to collect a tax on the paper's
good will and the Associated Press
franchise. As to the Associated Press
franchise, the court held that it could
be taxed for what it is worth.
ANOTHER SENATORIAL SCRAP.
Senator Beveridge Insults Senator
Bailey Who Demands an Apology
After Adjournment and Being
Refused Strikes Him.
Separated by Senators With Diffi
Washington, June 30.?Senator
Bailey of Texas assaulted Senator
Beveridge of Indiana tonight just af
ter the senate had adjourned from
executive session. The Texas senator
was dragged away and separated from
his opponent by some of those about
the senate. He was angry and threat
! ened severe harm to the Indiana sena
tor. The episode was the result of a
heated controversy which the two sen
ators had during the afternoon, when
Mr. Beveridge had said that Senator
Bailey had made "an unwarranted
?"attack' on Solicitor Penflel of the
state department. In executive ses
sion Senator Beveridge, Hke other
senators who smoke, lighted a cigar
and took a seat on the Republican
side. He was still sitting there when
the senate adjourned. Senator Bailey
crossed the aisle and walked through
; the seats until he was facing Senator
"Beveridge," he said, "I don't
want to have any trouble with you,
but I want you to withdraw those
words which charge me with making,
an unwarranted attack upon Penfield."
; "I didn't intend to ins-alt you,"
replied Senator Beveridge, "and there
is nothing in my language that you
could consider offensive."
"I don't allow any one to say that
I libel a man, and that is what you do
in making the charge. Now, if you
won't withdraw the words when I ask
you I'm going to make you withdraw
Senator Bailey had been getting
more and more angry and excited as
he talked He had been sitting down
part of the time or leaning against the
desk immediately in front of Senator
i Beveridge. The latter in reply to Sen
[ ator Bailey's last remark; still remain
ing in his chair, said:
"I repeat that I did not intend to
insult you and that I have nothing to
retract. ' '
As the words were uttered Senator
Bailey threw himself npon Senator
Beveridge, who is a man hardly up to
the average in physique, and seized
him by the throat with both hands.
The rush was so sudden and fierce
that the chair in which Mr. Bever
idge was sitting was pushed back
against a desk and the desk- was top
pl?d over. Before the assault could
go any farther senators who had
been sitting near moved up between
the desks. Senator Hansbrough of
North . Dakota seized Senator Bailey
by one arm and Senator Spooner seiz
ed the other.
The Texas senator is a powerful man |
and it was with great difficulty that
the two senators were able to drag him
away from Senator Beveridge, and
when they succeeded a part of the
Indiana senator's neckwear was rip
ped and torn away in the vigorous
grasp of Senator Bailey. Senator
Bacon of Georgia and Barney Layton,
assistant doorkeeper, came quickly
forward and assisted in pulling the
Texas senator further away, Senator
Bailey meanwhile struggling ? get
free and lunging toward Senator Bev
eridge. As he was removed a little
distance he was heard to utter some
thing that sounded like a threat about
Without further effort, however, he
walked away - when Senator Bacon
urged him to be quiet and led him to- j
ward the Democratic side. Senator !
Bacon engaged Senator Bailey in con-1
versati on for some time advising him |
to cool down. Senator Spooner also !
went across the aisle and discussed
the matter with the Texas senator,
urging him to apologize and if possi
j ble fix it up at once, but Senator Bai
i ley refused all such proffers, declar
ing that Senator Beveridge had in
! suited him in the senate and that he
j had taken the only course left, as the
Indiana senator had refused to with
draw his remarks:
Senator Beveridge remained in the
chamber for some little time and con
tinued to smoke his cigar. He re
marked to those who spoke to him on
j the subject that it did not amount to
i anything. He made no effort to
resist or resent the attack made on
.him. In fact the whole thing was over
in a very brief interval before much
resistance could have been offered.
PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT BILL.
A Brief Synopsis of the Measure
as it has Passed Congress.
Washington, June 30.?The Philip
pine civil government bill, as finally !
agreed upon today, provides for a
Philippine Legislature of two houses,
one the Philippine commission and the
other an assembly elected by the na
tives, except the Moros and Pagans.
But this Legislature is not to be cre
ated until after a census has been
taken, and a condition of general
peace and good order shall have pre
vailed for two years. The Legislature
is to elect two commissioners to repre
sent the islands in Washington. The
pow?rs of the Legislature are defined,
and an extended bill of rights set
forth the individual right of citizens
and their protection against unjusut
Authority is given to issue bonds j
for the purchase of friar lands, and
when purchased these become part of j
the public domain. The public lands j
to be Open to homesteaders, similar
to the American system, and to pre- '
vent corporations from absoring the !
lands corporation holdings are limited
to to 2,500 acres. Corporations are
also stringently regulated in holding
mining and agricultural lands. The
money standard and the permanent ?
money system are left for future 1
settlement. The banking system is
also postponed. Provision is made for
subsidiary and minor coins. Au- !
tbority is given to issue bonds for
harbor and other improvements.
The Isthmian Canal Bill Signed.
Wahington, June 29.?The President
last night signed the isthmian canal
Congress Reluctantly Gomes to the
Rescue of Exposition Company.
Republican Leaders Made Hard
Fight Against it.
Washington, June 30.?After a hard
fight the friends of the Charleston Ex
position succeeded in getting the ap
propriation through the house.
Without a division the house this
evening passed the amendment to the
urgent deficiency bill carrying 8160,000
for the relief of th? Charleston exposi
tion company. The amendment, which
was inserted in the senate at the in
stance of Senator Tillman, has been
in conference for several days past.
The house conferees made a stubborn
fight, against it and when it was sub
mitted to the house earlier in the af
ternoon their action was sustained. A
further conference being asked, the
senate conferees refused absolutely to
recede from their amendment, claim
ing that the house having acceded to
the Buffalo relief appropriation of
500,000, Charleston should not be left
out in the cold. To break the dead
lock the conferees of the lower house
finally gave in and their report was
KETTLE ANO' POT DEBATE.
The High Plane Upon Which Lati
mer and Evans Conduct Their
Conway, June 30.?The senatorial
campaign meeting was held today in
the court house, in the presence of
about 250 persons. Congressman
Scarborough, at the request of the
county chairman introduced the speak
ers. The senators were all refreshed
by the day's rest in North Carolina,
and the majority of them are rele
gating their little set-and-prepared
speeches to the rer.r and as a conse
quence the campaign meetings promise
to become more interesting.
The Evans-Latimer controversy came
up again, Mr. Evans reading the
charges and Latimer replying at
length, stating that Dr. Stokes, who
was once his friend and whom he had
befriended, was at the time of his
death an -enemy. The enmity Lati
mer alleges arose from jealousv which
was increased by Latimer's getting
the seed and bulletin appropriations
when Stokes, who was on the agricul
tural committee, objected to the in
crease. Mr. Latimer acknowledged
everything charged by Stokes except
the free annual pass and he said that
he hoped that he would drop dead in
his tracks if his statement was not
true. Mr. Latimer appealed to. the
audience and tried to imitate Tillman
by taking a hand primary, but only
seven hands went up. It developed
that Evans thinks Latimer betrayed
him in the McLaurin campaign. The
two men have not been seen to speak
to each other since the beginning of
this campaign. It will be remembered
that at Marion Mr. Latimer said that
Dr. Stokes wanted to be a candidate
for the senate and made the charges
against him to help himself, but it
now appears that Mr. Latimer puts it
on the ground that Dr. Stokes was
afraid that he was taking too much
credit to himself about the rural free
Triple Alliance Renewed.
A dispatch from Berlin says that the
treaty providing for the prolongation
of the alliance between Germany,
Austria-Hungary and Italy (the
Dreibund) by the imperial chancellor
has been signed in Berlin by the
Count von Bulow ; the Austrian am
bassador, L. von Szogoney Maricb,
and the Italian ambassador, Count
Lanzi do Busca. The alliance was
renewed in its original form.
Better Pay for Professors.
At a meeting of the board of visitors
of the South Carolina Military Aca
demy in Charleston on Saturday a
slight increase was made in the sala
ries of all the members of the faculty.
Some years ago the salary of the su
perintendent and the professors was
reduced on account of the cut made
in the appropriation by the Legisla
ture, but the increase made today does
not bring them to what they were
formerly, though all of the salaries
are larger than they were last year.
The superintendent will now get
$2,500, the four professors ranking as
major, Cummings, Thomas, Mazyck
and Bond, will be paid $1,700 instead
of 81,500 and Capt. Coleman is pro
moted to rank as major with pay of
$1,200. He is now full professor of
physics. The other professors all
receive proportionate increase.
Summer Excursions via Southern Rail
Now on sale
To all principal resorts in North,
South Carolina, Tennessee and Vir
ginia ; also the Northwest.
Week end rates
Sold for all trains Saturdays, Until
August 23rd. 1902, good to return not
later than Tuesday morning follow
ing date for sale.
Trains leave New Union Depot Sum
ter 8:45 a. m., 2:30 p. m: Arrive
Sumter 11:50 a. m., 5:15 p. m.
Full information and copy Summer
Home Folder, applv W. D. Lo wry
Agent, or J. T. China, U. . A.,
R. W. Hunt, D. P. A., Charleston, W.
H. Tavloe. A. G. P. A., Atlanta,
Ga., S. H. Haidwiek, G. A.,
Washington, D. C.
Detective stories of all kinds at H.
G. Osteen & Co's book store.
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Bears the ?Slf? V/&0* 5
Signature of LfuZ^TZ f&t?&M
THROUGHOUT SOUTH CAROLINA.
Current Events in the Palmetto
State Laconically Recorded.
?It is rumored that a railroad is to
be built from Hartsville to Chester
field, touching the S. A. L. at Mid
?The tobacco season for selling at
Darlington opens July .
?Postmaster C. E. Carmen has
taken charge of the Aiken postoffice
and has as his assistants, Messrs.
Leon Coward, Tom Hutson and Mer
?On June 22 the family of P. J.
Eisenman, of Aiken, were poisoned by
eating blackberry pie made from cul
tivated berries. It is supposed that
paris green had been sprinkled over
the blackberry plants to kill insects,
and some of the poison became ab
sorbed by the fruit. Prompt medical
attention saved the lives of the people.
?About a mile from Aiken a nergo
man named Clarke and a negro woman
named Ricnardson were living in a
two-room cabin. Clarke says that
during the night he heard the report
of a gun in the room adjoining the
one he was sleeping in, and when he
went in he found the woman dead on
the floor and on fire ; that some one
had shot her with a shotgun loaded
with buckshot, and then poured tur
pentine over her and set her on fire.
?Within a few more weeks of fa
vorable weather Darlington county
will harvest the largest tobacco crop
since the industry was started in that
?The Oconee County Commission
ers have closed a contract with the
American Road Machine Company, for
one rock crusher, two water tanks,
two dump carts, two wheel scrapes
and two mule scrapes. This machin
ery, together with the two engines,
two road machines and two plows
bought three weeks 3go, gives Oconee
county a complete and up-to-date
The barn and stables of W. F.
Stackley, of Florence were burned Sat
The rumor is current in Columbia
that President Roosevelt will appoint
Maj. Micah Jenkins collector of inter
nal revenue to succeed George R Koes
The Florence water works system
lias been completed and the p'umps
were started Monday. The tank has
been filled and water turned into the
Semi-annual dividends to ^le amount
of $25,000 were declared by the New
berry Cotton Mills and the National.
Commercial and Savings Banks on
The smallpox epidemic in Chester
and York counties has been stamp
ed out after several months work
by State Sanitary Inspector, Dr. P.
B. Bacot. '
The Texas fever is prevalent among
the cattle all over Chester county.
Mr. Jimmie Reid, of Lewisville, lost
two cows last week. There are several
cows sick with the disease about
At last Anderson is to have a union
passenger depot in fact as well as in
name The C. & W. C. passenger
trains will arrive and depart from the
new depot in the Blue Ridge yard,
commencing July 1st.?Anderson Mail.
Extensive changes in the railroad
world took place July 1st, The Plant
System passed into the nands of the
Atlantic Coast Line and the Southern
Railway took possession of the South
Carolina & Georgia Extension (old
A charter has been issued to the
Independent Refining company of
Charleston, capitalized, at $50,000.
Morris Israel is president, Robt. Dar
gan is vice president and general man
ager, Isaac S. Cohen treasurer and T.
Moultrie Mordecai solicitor.
The Supreme Court of South Caroli
na held, in the recent case cf Bran
denberg vs. Zeigler, that the owner of
land on which surface water has col
lected in a pond has no right by cut
ting the natural rim of the basin to
drain the water upon a neighbor's
property to his injury.
Charters have been issued to the
B3dford Telephone Co., of Yorkville,
capital $5,000, the Blacksburg Tele
phone Co., of Blacksburg, capital
$5,000, and the Lancaster Telephone
Co., of Lancaster, capital $5,000. W.
B. Moore is president of all of these
The corpse of Lundy Edwards, an
Augusta negro, was found Monday
near Hamburg, S. U. A pistol wound
was found in his neck. Hamburg
is resorted to on Sunday by Augusta
negro gamblers, and the supposition
is that Edwards was killed in a
With the first of July comes Spartan
burg's semi-annual dividend paying
season when nearly a quarter of a mil
lion dollars is paid out to the fortu
nate owners of stock in our prosperous
industrial, financial and commercial
institutions, a large part of which goes
into circulation right here at home
making collections easier and trade in
all lines brisker.?Spartanburg Jour-1
The Secretary of State has issued a
commission to the Carolina Tramway i
company of Cheraw, which proposes
to do a general lumber and transpor
tation business. The company will
build a railroad line about 30 miles in
length connecting with the Seaboard ?
Air Line and running tc the line be- j
tween Chesterfield and Lancaster
counties. The capital stock will be i
Will Hedgepath shot and killed Sid- j
ney Loyd in Chester Monday after ?
noon about 4 o'clock, both being young j
men. Hedgepath is chief constable at j
the Eureka Mill village. Loyd was
an operative in the mill andw as only j
28 years of age. Hedgepath got Loyd
on the run and chased him nearly a
mile, killing him near Senator Glenn's
home, in East Chester. Three shots
were fired, two taking effect in the
head and one in the left hand. Loyd
was shot while running, which would
mal. it appear that he was fleeing
The latest in fine stationery just.re- j
ceived and placed on sale at H. G. ]
Osteen & Go's book store.
Now is the paper hat season. Nice j
assortment material at H. G. Osteen 1
& Co. i
ORCHARD AND GARDEN.
\ The average life of raspberry planta
tions is about six years.
With grapes the rule should be to dig
deep and plant shallow.
For rooting the best cutting of a!
plant is a shoot of new growth just be-l
fore it grows woody or at all fibrous. j
Trees about the house make it more
attractive and homelike, besides shield
ing it from the cold winds of winter
and the hot suns of summer.
Cut the young trees back when plac
ing them in the ground and also trim
off some of the roots, especially those
that are bruised or broken in any way.
Fruit trees cannot thrive on all kinds
of exhausted soil. The trees will make
a growth of leaves and wood on poor
laiad. but they require mineral manure
to perfect the fruit
In most cases when planting shade
trees the hardiness of the trees should
be given preference over rapid growth.
It is of no advantage to secure a shade
tree early only to have it die when
The Table Napkin.
Curiously, enough, that article now
considered almost indispensable, the
table napkin, was first used only by
children and was adopted by elder
members of the family about the mid
dle of the fifteenth century. In eti
quette books of an earlier date than
this among other sage pieces of advice
for children are instructions about wip
ing their fingers and Ups with their
It seems that the tablecloth was long
enough to reach the floor and served
the grown people in place of napkins.
When they did begin to use napkins,
they placed them first on the shoulder,
then on the left arm and finally tied
them about the neck.
rae Gare Eis A??rez?.
Harry Furniss told a good story of a
distinguished but irritable Scotch lec
turer. The gentleman had occasion to
speak in a small town in one of the
lowland counties, and it chanced that
he met with a more than usually loqua
cious chairman. This genius actually
spoke for a whole hour in 'introduc
ing" the lecturer. He wound up by
saying, "It is unnecessary for me to
say more, but call upon the talented
gentleman who has come so far to give
us his address tonight''
The lecturer came forward. "Yen
want my address? Fll give it to ycu;
322 Rob Roy Crescent. Edinburgh, and
I'm just of? there now. Good night!"?
Woman's Home Companion.
The scepter was the emblem of pow*
er. As the silver wand, so familiar in
cathedrals, was once hollow, containing
the "virge" or rod with which chastise
ment was inflicted upon the choristers
and younger members of the founda
tion, so the royal scepter represented
the right to inflict punishment Hence
the expression "to sway the scepter"
implied the holding of regal dignity.
The scepter with the dove possessed the
additional signification of the Holy
Ghost as controlling the actions of the
sovereign. The same idea was con
veyed at Reims by the beautifu. cere
mony of letting loose a number of
doves at the coronation of the French
Chnii?red the Text.
"Dr. De Witt Talmage during his
visit to England in 1S79." says the Lon
don Chronicle, "had been engaged to
preach in a church in one of the large
towns of England. On arriving at the
building he. found it besieged by a
throng of from 15,000 to 20.000 people.
Naturally, he expected the place would
he crowded inside. Instead of this he
was surprised to find it only moderate
" *Why,' he demanded of the pastor,
don't you let this crowd of people come
"*Oh/ said he, "each person inside
j has paid 4 shillings to get in.'
! "Dr. Talmage had intended to preach
j from the text 'Without money and
without price.' He changed his sub
The Author at Home.
"No." said the author's wife. "Ifs
hard to understand these men of gen
ius. There's my husband, for instance"
"Why, anything wrong with him this
"I should say so! Do you know
merely asked him to fcke down the
stovepipe, and take up the parlor car
pet, and hang the new curtains on the
bay window, and stain the dining room
floor, and move the piano to the east
corner, and he flew into a rage and
acted as if be had lost all the mind he
thinks he's got"?Atlanta Constitution.
Lonji?Say. Short I'd like to have
that $10 you borrowed of me three
Short?Sorry, old man. but I ?an't
give it to you at the present writing.
Long?But you said you wanted it
for a little while only.
Short?Well. I gave it to you straight
I didn't keep it half an hour.?Chicago
"Your young nephew William ap
pears to think he knows much more
than he really does know."
"Yes. he is a Bill that is stuck up,
but not a Bill that is posted."?Bostor
The productiveness of Formosa is so
great that it is believed that the pres
ent population of 2,500,000 could be
raised to 10,000,000 without exhausting
the fertility of the soil.
The man who tries to drown his sor
row in the flowing bowl must sooner or
later discover that sorrow is amphibi
Italy has fifty factories- of chemical