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Columtus discovered America but
I have discovered BATTLE AX!
There, is a satisfied glad I've got it expression on
the faces of all who discover the rich quality of
It is an admirable chew fit for an Ac.niral.
In no other way can you get as large a piece of as good
tobacco for JO cents.
Demember the name
lv when you
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( KOSS It It I IK j KS.
Cross Bridges. Nov. 8 Services
were conducted at the Baptist Church
Sunday morning by Kev. Mr. Hite, and
in the evening by Sir. Stroud.
Mr. Stella will preach for us next
Turd's Day at the Methodist Church.
M rs. A. Bowen is very ill at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. Otev Porter.
Mr', and Mrs Hunter and little boy
are the guests of Mr. K. C. Gordon's
Miss Nancy Hickey. after a pleas
ant viit to friends and relatives in
Spring Hill, has returned home.
Misses Flora Harlan and Fanny T
Webster have been on the sick list for a
Misses Mary Craig and Carrie Binu
ham are the guests of Mrs. Will En
glish this week.
Miss ffessie Cecil has gone to Fayette
ville tovisit her sister, Mrs. H. K. Bry
We promise not to wait so long next
time to write. Good by. Emanon.
.1. O. c. Bilbrev, Jeremiah, Tenn.,
writes: I have used Or. M. A. Simmons
Eivcr Medicine 15 years. It cures sick
besdaehe, biliousness, sour utomach,
liver trouble. I think it far superior to
black draught; gives me bettor and
MT. NE0 A NO SAWIUST VALLEY.
Mt. Nkiio, Nov. ".We gladly wel
come our old pastor, Kev. Mr. Beasley,
back to this charne, and may he accom
plish much for the good of mankind
this Conference year.
The fall term of school taught by
Prof. Cummins, at Sawdust Academy,
closed with a concert on last Thursday.
Quite an interesting and enjoyable pio
gram ws carried out, consisting of
inuie, bth instruindntel and vocal,
recitations dialogues, tableaux, drills
etc. Prof. Cummins ha taught several
terms here, and has made many warm
I imnnif natrons and pupils. He,
with hi aisier. Miss Mary, who taught
ih full term at Foster's school-house
will leave shortly for Nashville to enter
school at the Peabody Normal.
Mr. Lafayette Chamberlain is still on
the sick list, but is thought to be im-
P Mrsfc. P. Mayberrv has been quite
sick for two weeks with la grippe, but
is better now.
Mrs. Janie McBride continues quite
ill, and her condition is thought to be
somewhat serious. frou.i
The two children of Mr. Marshal
Kinzer, and one of Mr. Web kinzer,
liave whooping eougn.
Little Miss Pauline Mayherry
about recovered. .,:
Mrs. Adelia Johnson has been quite
indisposed for several days.
Mr. and Mrs. C. J- Dvis and Mr.
Lizzie McKennon.of Ashwood, v 1st ted
ih. lwi.no of Mr. K. 1. r.xie i"n...i
Mrs. Melvennon remain'ng
l.rPage.of Columbia, and Miss Pan
r ...... ... 11 ibr Creek, were guests
41 f Dr. and Mrs. W
le mm 1 r ... ;-. ,,,,, ,,.
Mrs. Adelaide campoe i.. - .
r ,. r..m.. nmiti'v. I ou
-visit to Mrs. Julia Brinn.
litt e daughter Louise, and Miss Bertha
kV, Jr nald a visit to the home of Mrs.
Mr. George N. MCieiu....
Nelson, at Enterprise, ir. i "
i... t. ot ha arrived from
ft : I I r
ill in, 11 - , .
1-.. will make her
rZihMrs. Lizzie Linn.
and Mrs. Carld-
Mrs. V ola noweu
we 1 of Sout h Columbia.
vi.-it to the home of Mr. and Mrs. h. I.
II ween. jr-ir-ia Smith.
cUffuin a few days last week
is9,7urT to visit her
.Ys.er. Mr ViV-zle Reeve..
'f vvhit Kinzer will go
.K iiLn. Dr. John Kinzer
. tin and littte sn. J
nivU of Mt Pleasant, visited Mrs.
DaMs. 01 .! j..... I., week.
A$ B; visited Prof- Ouins
Mr. Mark Halev, of Akin Hidee. is
spending some time with her daughter,
Mrs. Mollie Chamberlain.
Mrs. Dr. Knpe and children, of Lasea,
spent several davs in our midst recent
ly, visiting relatives.
Winter will soon he here, but, dear
correspondents, let's not do like the
ground hog all go in a hole.
The girl's friend, Simmons Squaw
ine Wine or Tablets, cause natural ap
pearance and regular monthly return
of menses. Sold by A. B. Kains.
Continued from Fourth Page.
The balance of the State ticket is
conceded to the Silver party.
Somewhat contrary to expecta
tions, the elections passed oil quiet
ly in North Carolina. It appeared
yesterday as though the Democrats
had made i clean sweep of Congress
men. They have certainly carried
the First, Third, Fourth, Fifth,
Sixth. Seventh and Ninth. Foun
tain. Pop., indorsed by the Demo
crats, has 1,:?00 majority in the
Second, with two counties to hear
from. His election is conceded by
some Republicans. In the Eighth
District, Linney, Republican, is
probably elected by a small ma
It is estimated that the Republi
can plurality on the State ticket will
be about 45,(100.
THK N EXT CONOKKSS.
The Complexion of Moth Houses Will Be
A special from Washington gives
1 - the complexion of the next House as
Republican majority 7
Another dispatch estimates that
the Republicans will have a major
ity of twenty in the next Senate.
do not fail to see our Young Man's
buggy. It's a beauty. Slickest thing
out this season. See
tf Sattekfi kld & Dodson.
Mars In Battle Koyal.
In our iurt of the states," said the far
i wester, wo iiuxe a suinion river wincn is
led lroiii boiling springs, s tnunsn worn
up tho riwr they encounter the warmer
water, but f-o gradually that they become
tHcliniatizcd, us it were, and feel no Incon
venience lroni tho increasing heat. So
much so, In laetl that when we go llshing
in the highest rem-hes we catch them ready
You don't say! Well, now," chimed
In the Canadian, "that reminds nie that
in our part of tho world we have a salmon
river which has its rise in some tin mines.
As the fish work up they meet the suspend
ed ore in such gradually Increasing quan
tities that they get unite used to it, and by
tho time they get w ithin a few miles cf
the head of the river we catch the salmon
ready tinned, and all we have to do is to
pack and hip It." Angling Done Here.
Worth the Coat.
Wife I think we ought to have our
daughter s voice cultivated, John, if it
doesn't itist txi much.
liuxhtn u--It can t cost too much, my
ill Improve it. i.ew Orleans
sorts of camp Hamilton.
Jatkaon, Mm., Wanta the Solille Boy,
Hut They'll iloiilitlumi Itvmaiti Here.
The citizens of Jackson, Miss., and
Gov. McLaurin, of that State, have
been making a strong "pull" for the
encampment of soldiers now located
at this place, but it isquite probable
that the boy a will remain where
they are until mustered out. Maj.
J. L. Donald, Jr., commanding offi
cer of the camp, received a telegram
from the War Department several
days since, informing him that
Jackson wanted the soldiers and
asking his opinion in regard to the
matter. Maj. Donald immediately
replied that he did not think thee
move advisable at all, as this was
the beat camp the men had ever had ;
that (hey were all well quartered
fur the winter, and that a move
would involve an unnecessary out
lay of cost, both 'o the government
and men. This seems to be the uni
versal opinion among the soldiers;
they are entirely satisfied here, and
don't want to move. AH tents have
been supplied with floors and heat
t rs, and all nedful supplies for the
winter are at hand. 80, it a quite
improbable that Jackson will
get the encampment.
"Charge or the Tie Brigade."
Camp Hamilton was the scene of
a most interesting occurrence last
Saturday morning. A number of
Columbia ladies, led by the Army
Comfort Circle, had previously ar
ranged to give the soldiers a "pie
feast," and show the Mississippians
how Maury County women excel in
the art of pastry cooking.
The inclement weather prevented
a numbei of the ladles rrom going
out to the camp, but those who did
go carried with them hout three
hundred pies, and the afftir proved
quite a success. The soldiers had
been forewarned of the invasion, ana
when the "pie brigade" charged
bravely upon them they were well
prepared, with whetted appetites
and itching palates, to meet the on
slaught; notwithstanding their over
whelming numbers, tho soldiers
quickly ran up the flag of truce and
surrendered to the ladies with a
right royal grace.
The distribution of the pies took
place inside the grand stand, on ac
count of the rain, and the manner in
which they were disposed or was
provocative of much merriment.
As the soldiers were marched up in
file before the distributing committee
and "presented ariss," the ladies in
turn would "present pies," and then
but what followed can be better
imagined than described. Each pri
vate received a whole, big, juicy pie
to himself, and some of the officers
could stand to look on 110 longer and
went and discarded their official
bearings and became "high pri
vates," in order to come in for a
share of the feast. There werepump
kin pies, mince pies, apple pies, cus
tard pies, and pies of every other
sort and description ; pies so sweer,
juicy and crisp that the soldiers
imagined while they were eating
them that they had been transport
ed to some spirit land and were feast
ing on angel's food.
The three hundred pastries were
not long in disappearing, and the af
fair was brought to a close altogeth
er too quickly. The occasion will
long be remembered oy trie soldiers,
and whenever the ladies care to
make another such attack upon
them, they may be assured of re
ceiving a hearty welcome.
Thnnk to the (.nlien.
Camp Hamilton-, Columbia, Tenn., )
November 5, lHitH. j
To (lip KiUhtf of the Columbia Ifrratfi
In behalf of the en'isted men of the
2nd Hegimentof Mississippi Volunteers,
I desir: , through your columns, to ex
press thanks to the good ladies of Co
lumbia for their generous provisions of
ea' ables distributed at our camp to day.
Having placed our little houses 111 or
der for their expected reception, we
naturally regret that the Inclemency of
the weather and other causes combined
to rob us of the pleasure of seeing them
in our company streets and before our
We extend to Ih m a hearty invita'
tion to visit our a rm again, and assure
them that the enhnted men of the 2nd
Mississippi Volunteers would be de
lighted to receive a visit from them and
extend to them all the courtesies in our
power. Fit, II. Locuxku,
Clerk at Headquarters of :2nd lteg. of
One of the various amusements
resorted to by the soldiers at the
camp is that of "nitching-up" the
boys in a blanket. A number of
them gather around a blanket, place
a boy, or man, as the case may be,
in the center of it, and give it a vk
orous lerk. which sends the unfortu
nate person in the middle ten or fif
teen feet in the air. A large nurn
ber of visitors were out at the camp
Sunday afternoon and enjoyed the
One of the soldiers who had im
bibed quite freely last Monday
afternoon procured a horse and dis
played bis abilities as a "rough
rider" on West Seventh street. He
was finally taken in tow by the
guards and placed in jail.
Chaplain Keen, of the 2nd Missis
sippi, preached in the Opera House
last Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
To Purify and Enrich the Rlood,
Strengthen the Nerves and Invigo
rate ttie System, use Dr. M. A. Sim
mons Liver Medicine.
wear longer and run lighter
any wagon on the market. See
tf Satterkiktd & Dodson.
Timely Queries. Tha Bent Answer to the
Whole, Geti a trlie.
1. On November 29, 1893, occurred
the adjustment, of the Vlrglnius af
fair. Where did the affair occur?
Why called Virginius? What Presi
dent and Congress condoned the
2 On November 22. 1873, a French
steamer foundered off the Azores,
from wh-ch 2205 lives were lost.
What was the name of the steamer,
and what French steamr recentlv
repeated this act in history?
3. Thanksgiving turps our atten
tion to Thursday. What four Thurs
days were 'mportaut in the recent
war, and why miy each be so con
4. What European ruler has re
cently made himself the topic of
universal conversation and how has
he done so?
5. What is the estimated cost of
the Nicaragu in canal?
6 What three clims has the
United States against Turkey?
7. Who are the Khalifa?
8. Who is the new head of the
9. How did England get the name
of "John Bull?"
10. Who is to be the Prince Con
sort of Wilhelmina?
Itraln Strengthened .
1. A farmer plants nine trees so
that they are in rows In ten direc
tions, three trees in each row. How
are they arranged?
2. A mass of iron when submerged
In water loses 250 pounds. How
much does It weigh in air?
3. What three figuers multiplied
by 4 will make precisely 5?
4. Arrange the numbers I to 10, in
cluive. in four rows of four num
bers each so that when added verti
cally, horizontally, or diagonally,
the sum is 34.
5. Explain why it is that it takes
no more pickets to build a fence
down one hill and up another than
to build In a straight line from top
to top, no matter how deep the val
ley. For the best set of answers to this
week's questions and problems, re
ceived at this office before Nov. 25,
1898, we will send frke to any ad
dress for a vear, your choice of the
following periodicals: Saturday
Evening Post (regular price $2.o0;)
Youth's Companion, (regular price
$1.75;) Sunday-School Times. ($1.
50;) Ladies' Home Journal ($1 00.)
Each of thee stands at the head of
its class, and you may have your
choice absolutely fbkr. All the
contestants in this department must
be subscribers to the Herald,
whose subscriptions are paid up to
Nov. 10. 1899. If you are not on that
list now, you can easily place your
self there, and a new opportunity
for winning prizes will be given you
nearly every wek.
Contributions of value In develop
Ing thought power are solicited from
yon for this department.
w hen a man does not rind repose
in himself, it Is vain for him to seek
it elsewhere. French Proverb.
write it in your heart, that every
day is the bst day In the year. A
day is more magnificent cloth than
any muslin; the mechanism chat
makes it is Infinitely cunninger, and
you shall not conceal the sleazy,
fraudulent, rotten hours you have
slipped into it. Emerson.
My crown is in my heart, not on my
Nor decked with diamonds and Indian
Nor to be seen: my crown is called con
A crown it is, mat seianm Kings en-
"When I was a boy," said Thach
eray, "L wanted some tany. it was
a shilling; I hadn't one. When
wis a man I had a shilling, but
didn't want anv taffy." We destroy
our capacity for happins bef jre we
get ready to enjoy it. Happiness of
ten seems to be in what we do not
possess. Madame de Stael, who pos
sessed almost everything that wo
men covet and men admire.'said she
would surrender all her gifts for the
one that nature denied her beauty
George McDonald tells of a castle
in which lived an old man and his
son. Although they owned the cas
tie, they were so poor they could
scarcely get bread to kep from
starving. Yet there were concealed
within the castle, by remote ances
tors, for future necessity, very cost
ly jewels. Although close to abun i
anoe, they were in a starving condi
tion because they did not know of
their wealth. . 80 man, in the very
midst of the wealth or the universe
is starving from a lack of cultivated
observation, of the power to see and
enjoy the riches untiamable which
surround him. In the midst of
"Ten thousand harps attuned
To angelic harmonies,"
man sits deaf and mute.
Kurkesaidhe would not give
peck of refuse wheat for all that is
called fame in this world. Byron
confessed that his life had been
wretched, and he longed to rush in
to the thickest of the battle and end
his existence by sudden death
Ooethe had wealth and genius, yet
he says he never enjoyed five weeks
of genuine pleasure. There is a Per
sian story that a great king, being
out of sorts, consulted his astrolo
gers, and told that happiness could
be found by wearing the shirt of
perfectly happy man. The court and
the homes of all the prosperous
classes were searched In vain: no
such man could be found. At last a
common laborer was found to fulfill
the conditions; he was absolutely
happy, but, alas! the remedy was as
far off as ever: the man had no shirt
The king gave up the search in dee
Wearv women need an occasional
dose of Dr. M. A. Simmons Liver
Medicine to Strengthen their Nerve
and Invigorate their Systems
The City Grain & Feed Co., will
buy your corn in the ear on cars at
Pastors, Sunday-school superin
tendents and church officials of all
the churches In Maury County are
requested to send to the Herald,
for publication in this column, any
announcement or notice or nws
item that 111 iv be of interest to tn-lr
D not be afraid of little friction
when you are righting things. A
jolt Is felt In getting a derailed c ir
wlieel back on the track. Christian
Rev. J. F. Reaslny arrived last
Friday, and preached his first ser
mon In the South Columbia Metho
dist Chutch for'thlsCdhfefencd year
last Sunday morning. He delivereu
an eloquent and instructive dis
course, taking as his text Psalms
139:23 34 "Search me, O God, and
know my heart: try me, and
know my thoughts: and see If
there be any wicked way within tne.
ud lead mo in the way everlast
ing." Mr. Beasley Is a consecrated.
christian m in, and it is to be hoped
that his pastorate at this
may be productive of much and
Large congregations attended both
the morning and the afternoon ser
vices at Moore Institute the fifth
Sunday, Rev. T. E. Hudson of Pu
laski, preaching. Bro. Hudson his
warm place in the hearts of Cul-
leoka people. Rv. J. H. Miller,
State Bynodlcal Missionary of the
P. Church, will preach at
Institute next Sunday, Njv.
Rev. Mr. Sowell, the new pastor
for the First Methodist Churcn.
called the Board of Stewards to
gether last Monday night at the
residence of Mr. G. T. Hughes, for
organization. Mr. H. P. Figuers
was elected Chairman of the Board,
Mr. F. D. Lander, Secretary, and
Mr. W. E. Bostick. Church Treas
urer. A sub committee of three was
ppointed. to be known as the
Finance Committee, consisting of
F. D Lander. W. E. Bostick and R.
G. Irvine. Messrs. H. P. Figures
and T. H. Williams were elected
collectors, J. B. Ash ton and G. W.
Hayes, alternates Messrs. Sam
Ashton, Wooten Moore, Norfleet
Figures, Jr, and J. A. K"tchum
were appointed ushers. Mi.-, Ed
Turner was made Chairman of the-
Music Committee and control of the
sexton, and Messrs. R. L. Ashton
and S. W. Warfleld were appointed
to attend to the comfort of the room
and the preparation of it for the ser
vices. The preachers salary was
fixed at $1,200, end this, together
with the other assessments agreed
upon to be paid by this charge this
conference year, aggregates $2.0)0
This was the same amount put U) u
this charge last year, ana was paid
The Middle Tennessee Sunday-
School Convention met yesterday in
Gallatin, and will continue In ses
sion to-day. Rev. W. A- Provine,
pastor of the First Cumberland Pre
byterian Church, of this city, is Pres
ident of the Convention.
The hours for service at the First
Methodist Church ' are as follows:
Sunday School, 9:46 a m.; preach
ing, 11 a. m. and 7 p m., each Sun
day; Prayer Meeting, 7 p. in., Wed
The congregation of the Main
Street Cumberland Presbyterian
Church are now worshiping in the
Public School building, awalUng
the coinplatlon of their new church
on the corner of South Main and
Eleventh streets. The old church
building Is now being torn down.
Tho Church Workers of the South
Columbia Methodist Church met
last Monday night at Mr. J. H.
Rev. T. A. Hardin, of Spring Hill,
preached at the First Presbyterian
church in this city last Sunday
morning and evening, Rev. F' B
Webb the pastor, being absent at
Lewisburg, where .he assisted in a
Ou Saturday evening, November
2(1, a series of meetings will b'giu at
Beech Grove church, M tury ountv.
lenn., conducieJ by Bros. William
Anderson and J. A. Harding
I'liere wi'l be five services: Sttur
day night, Sunday and Sundiy
night, Monday and Monday nig'u.
During tills tuny these gentlenvn
will endeavor to give the attention
that Is due to the discourses of Dr.
Ditzler, recently delivered in the
community. They hope to present
the truth with the clearness and
force, the gentleness and courtesy
that is due to the community and
that is required by the law of Christ.
All are cordially Invited to at e id,
wit'i the assurance that even tnose
who differ from the speakers need
expect nothing hard except . the
hardness of the facts. Personally,
all will receive the greatest kind
ness;for the speakers themselves
have no feelings but those of kind
ness toward Dr. Ditzler himself and
all of his friends.
First round of quarterly meetings.
Elkmont Springs at Smyrna Nov. in, 11
Big Creek at Olivet Nov. 12, 13,
Lynnville and Taylor's at Lynn-
ville Nov. IS, V.
Iana at Alt. t'leasant -Nov. l),2n
Bee Spring at Bee spring .. Nov. 2u, 21
Trinity at Cedar Grove Nov. 2C 27
Sugar Creek at Mt.Zlon Dec. 1, 2.
Prospect at Bethel Dec. 3, 4.
Richland at Aspen Hill Dec. 4, 0
Mt. Pleasant Dec. 10,11.
Bisibvvilleat Southport Deo. U, 12.
South Columbia..' Dec. 1H, is.
Columbia Dec. is, i.
Mooresville at Mooresville. . Dec. 21, 21.
Culleoka and Hurricane at Cullooka
Nov. 21, 25. W. U. Pkehi.es, P. E.
First round of quarterly meetings.
Berlin at Berlin Nov. 1U, 20.
College Grove at Promise ... Nov. 2(1, 27
Chapel Hill and Caney Springs at
Chapel Hill .. Dec. 2.
Farmington and Verona at Farm-
ington Dec. 3, 4.
Nolensyille at Hebron Dec. K
Almaville at Iocke's Dec. H.
Trinity and Trinne atTriune Dec. 10, 11
Brentwood and ' Thompson at
Brentwood . Dec. 17, 18
Spring Hill Dec. 23.
Douglas at Thompson Sta. . Dec. 24, 25
I NeapolU at Blanton Dec. 31, Jan. 1
Bethesda at Bethes l- .1 an. P.
Carter's CreeK at Bithel Jan. 7, S.
Bethlehem and Joliiinon at John
son Ian. 11.
Fernvale at Greenhiier Ian. U, 15
Santa Fe at Santa Fe Jan. lf, 16.
J. T. Cl'RRY, P. K.
Tempo ary derangement of digestion,
through overwork, worry or emotional
excitement, are quickly rectified by Dr.
M. A. .Simmons Liver Medicine.
TP'V MINED IN ALASKA.
Lout Onl.r TVelr L.ibnr and SIO.IO AplM
la 81 1 Moi.Mm' Operation.
Every one. who Imd ever been in Alaska
cf course began atttie opening of the Klon
tlko craze to relate personal experiences
w'fjich In some way or other hail connec
tion, with the subject of gold mining.
aJany of thrni had a chance to make a for
tune If t lu y hud only known, and others
taw millions, more or less, taken out of
tho ground wl'.h a broken shovel, and the
man whoso only capital it was coma back
to the States and live happily ever after
wnrd. But in spite of tho ingenuity which
has been put Intothunumiifactureof those
Dorics, there Is An ordinal flavor to one
to!d by a soldier at present located in the
'1't,,(' stales army in this city.
it v,ii8 in ibmi, w ncn no was mine navy,
thus bo was statiuned on n vessel near
SitUf. Thero was cnnKiricrulile gold being
tfikeii nit near thero, und an enterprising
speculator ot hold of u j.iirty of marines
011 the ship and induced them to buy his
mine. There were 100 of them who finally
went Into tho ecIicido, and they paid $10
each for their new son 100 of wealth. There
was always n good dcul of sparotinioon
theio.-rhaiuls, and they ensily secured per
'mission to use this in working their claim.
For six months tho soldiers dug quartz by
day and dreamed of sudden wealth by
night. All were confident of being able to
rotire from the service with comfortable
riches, and looked sadly on the poor offi
cers, who would have to keep on soldiering
all thoir lives, not being In tho scheme.
At the end of s months they had a
largo pilo of quartz, find, loading It into
ell tho old barrels, bags and provision
C86C8 they could Und, they Bent it by ship
to tho neurest crushing mill. Then follow
ed weeks of waiting till tho returns should
oome, and an air of subdued importance
grew In each nuin who expectud ut any
time to bo Informed thut he was worth
thousands of dollars. At lust tho ship
cauie which brought the returns from the
consignment, and the gallunt hundred
gathered around the treasurer of tho com
pany to hear hof much each was now
worth. Thnt individual opened the lues-
Lfi!, and a grim smile froze on ids luce as
be went through a short calculation on the
back of the envelope.
"Gentlemen, he said, "yon each owe
the sum of 10 cents to tho steamship com
pany that carried tho quartz. The gold In
it wns just $10 short of tho lreight
And then he pnsscd his hat, while one of
their number sought out tho ship's chap
lain to leud In a short service. prlng-
Be Waa Examined.
Francois Arago, the great French scien
tist, was a precocious youth. Ho was pre
pared for the rigid examinations of the
Kcolo Polytcchniquo before ho was 17 years
old. M. l)o Mireoourb tells n characteris
tic anecdote concerning Aragu's examina
tion. Tho examiner was almost brutal In bit
manner toward tho young candidates. A
favorite companion of Arago was badly
frightened nthis severe questions and fail
ed to puss tbe examination. At length
LArnpo'g turn came.
"Young man," said the examiner stern
ly, "you are probably as ignorant as your
companion. I ndviso you to go and com
plete, your studios before you risk this ex
amination." "Monelenr," replied the boy, "timidity
was all that prevented my companion
from passing. He knew much more than
bo seemed to know."
"Timidity 1" exclnlmod the examiner.
"Tho excuse of fools I Perhaps you are
''Far from it," returned Arago shortly.
"Tako caro. It would bo wise to spare
yourself tho disgrace of being rejected 1"
"The disgrace for mo would lie In not
being cxniuinud," said tho young candi
Arngo's solution of tho problems set be
foro him was ho nccuruto und 60 brilliant
that at last his examiner sprang from his
choir and, throwing his nrma about tbe
boy's neck in delight, exclaimed:
"Bravo! If you aro not received Into
the Ecole Polyteohniquo, no one will be
Andhethcn began a career which added
greatly to tho stock of human knowledge.
She Liked Sailing".
Tho following truo talc is a most curious
instance of living well on nothing a year
without breaking tho laws of tho land.
About 20 years ago a steam pocket com
pany of Liverpool wished to buy a piece of
land which was owned by n"stay at home
spinster," as her neighbors described her.
Sho sold her land at a e,ry low price., but
insisted upon a clause being inserted in
tbe agreement giving her tho right at any
tiino during her life to travel with a com
panion In any of the company's vessels.
When the agreement was closed, she sold
bcr furniture and wont on board tbe Urst
outgoing ship belonging to tho packet
company. For years this wise spinster
lived nearly all the time upon one ship or
another, frequently uccompanicd by a
companion, according to the ngrocmert.
This was nlwnys a person who otherwise
would have been a regular passenger, but
who purchased her ticket at reduced rat,'
by paying tho spinster instead of the
packet company. The company offered
her more than twice tho value of the land
if she would give up hor privilege, but
this she would not do. Her reply was,
"You got the land cheap, end I like sail
ing, so we ought both to be utisliod. "
Sent Him Off la Style.
A colored woman went into a store In
tho rural district and said to the clerk :
"I wants de tinea' suiter men's clc.n
you gut In de sto'; I wants ter make 1. y
bushan a prciient of 'em."
"Why didn't you bring him along wl h
you," asked tbe clerk, "so we could lit
"Ease I couldn't," was the reply. "Tou
see, It's (lis way: I had five husbands."
"En I burled all crdem 'ccpt dlaohe."
"I tho' did, sun! En de present one is
'bout ready to bury now, en aeeln ex I
mode du former ones a present er a Di ,r
suit for diy funerals, I doan want i.r
make no distinction between 'em, so I
gwine ter fit de las' one out In de beg' tn
latea' atylo. I done took bis measure nv
self. lleahitli En If you kin fit hi ...
beah'a your money !" Atlanta Constitu
at Mr. Wea wcDiiHc.--