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THOS. 1 ADAMS. PROPRIETOR.
EDGEE?ELD, S. C., THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 1892. VOL. LVII. NO. 13. Chicago h\s made a brand n Bible to use iu the public tohools. ia designed tc be unobjectionable any religious denomination. ? former foot ball player of t university of Georgia, who is ni with tho Cuban insurgents writes tl the service is not nearly so daogero or exciting as playing football. ? Of the 13,176 miles of street ra way in the United States, only 1,9 are still operated by horse po we showing how promptly this count drops a good thing when a better discovered. "Lincolu's birthday, observed as legal holiday for the first time tl year in New Yors, New Jersey and tx or three other states, is suro to obia ft permanent place OF the calendars predicts the New York Independent The late official report shows tho contrary to common bolief, cases . religious mania ere rare in the Britii Isles. It also discloses tho strang fact thnt more mental aberration developed among the tribe of peddle; than among any other class, phys cians and druggists coming next. Sydney G. Fishier, seeks to shovt i the Forum, that the population of tl United States is now less than it woui hare become through increase of tl native population had it continu. .! t increase at the rate ii did tbrongu fift years following the revolution of th colonies, and had. immigration bee wholly prohibited. He dates the firs . decline in the rate of native incrcas from the year 1339, wheu the effeci ol' immigration were first senousl felt. _'_ The New York Suu says: - "Muc has been written about the new experi mental colony established at Fitzger aid, Gtu One of the notable feature of the colony is that colored peopl are not: allowed in^it under any cir cttmstances. Another , coiony, wit! similar restrictions, is soon to be cs tnblishad ia Ware county^ near Fitz gerald. Meautime a colony ?r^olore? people is being established on tu Abbey ville and Wnycross railroad, ad joining tho Fitze/ald oolony. In thi no white people are to be olio wei ' under tiny oircumstancea." ^fetSaturday KjvielrWivs:- It - nal to compare the duttTes"^Sr-roc inst cen.?ury with the battles of today, and dilat? upon the greater deadliness of the modern weapons and tho modern results. But the facts are a.i the other way. At Fon tenoy, i'or instance, one volley of the Coldstr jams struck down 459 Frenoh rr en of the Regimeut du Roi. Again, ?t the same battle, the Gardes du Corps had not much less than five hundred saddles emptied by ar single volley,, while tho French Guards wore scattered by a point-blank volley from a Britiih regiment at twenty paces that bought down 459 men. Here wa have at Krugersdorp thousands of Boers in cover shooting for hours on . two days at 699 Englishmen in tho open and killing very few. A pathetic story illustrating the re markable career of a multi-millionaire cornea from Chicago where this once fortunate man has just died a pauper and Lis body been given over to tho dissecting table. It appears that in the early history of the gold finds m Tombstone, Arizona, one Eriwin Fields squatted upon whal w^re re garded ns worthless claims which he afterwards sold for $699,999, reserv ing the surface, whioh he sold off ia town lots for as high as $5,999 apiece, and for years his routs amounted to $4,999 a month. Then he commenced a career of extravagance, aud after milk ing Tombstone dry went to St. Louis, speculated in grain and lost most of his fortune. Then ho went to Chicago where he was speedily reduced to pov erty and it ber ime with him a ques tion of getting enough to cat. For a while he worked at various hotels in tho city as store keeper, seldom re ceiving more than $14 a mot iii. Worry and advancing years finally caused him to succumb. For a few weeks he lay sick at a ch jap lodging house. He was foroibly carried from there to the hospital, and from thence ifter a few days to tho poor house, where he died. Force of Air Waves. Professor Boys of London recently delivered an illustrated lecture in which he showed photographs of the Lee-Metford bullet as it passed through, a quarter inch sheet of glass. Just before the bullet touched the aheet the air wavo cut a disk of glass about half an inch in diameter clean out At the same time the glass around the wholo was crushed in'o powder and driven back at ann fcremely rapid rate. The glass stunk to the ballet for a short timo after it had passed through, the disk being driven ont ls front of the "bow wave," In this experiment the waves oausod by the vibrations of th? glass were plain? If shown* A photograph of the bul* 1 st after it had cleared tho glass by rineinoes showed the remainder of t ie glass intact, but when the bullet had proceeded another 16 inches the sheet of glass was seen to break and full in fragmentai" A Song of Seasons. There's joy, ruy dear, in the youth *o the year, When the hearts 'o the bright buds - break And the skies are blue as the eyes 'o you, And the blooms blow over the lake. There's joy, my dear, for the world is fair, And love ls the sweetest blossom there! There's joy, my door, in the noon 'o tho year, When tho harvest hints o' gold, And the soft sun screams with its gleams and dreams On your beautiful hair unrolled. There's joy, my dear, for the world is fair, And love is tho blossom that's brightest there. There's joy, my dear, in tho gray 'o the year, When the snows are drifting white, And the cold winds cry to the starless sky And the last rose weeps : "Good night!" There's joy, my dear, for tho world is fair, While your lovo like a lily is blooming there ! - -F. L. Stanton, in Atlanta Constitution. IN LEAP TEAR. "I wouldu't marry John Marryatt. not for a hundred thousand dollars!" said Avice Slsrc. And she said it, too, exactly as if 3he meant it, w'.th reddeued cheeks, eyes full of hazel fire, and two dim pled lists clenched tightly. "My dear," said Penelope Paxtor, ono oi those jovial old maids, who are privileged to say anything, "you re mind me of a famous historical char acter. " "I?" said Avioo, momentarily off her guard. "Yes." said Penelope; "Miss Betty Baxter, who refused oaptaiu Jones be fore In axed her." "Oh, it isn't that," protested Avice, rosier than ever. "Of course Mr. .Marryatt has no idea of asking me ; why should behave! And if so, I shoulc. not accept him." " 'Miss Bettie Baxter,' " monoton^ ously chauted Penelope* Ji 'who re fused-' " .JPenny, do bo qniet," saj<* Avice, stamping her foot. "You know what I mean." "No, I do not." replied Penny, "and I dou't believe you know your self." "Ho said it was leap year," pleaded Avice. ) "So it is?" said Penny. "Get the almanac and look for yourself. Four into eighteen hundred and ninety-six goes-" "Penelope, can't you talk common sense ?" ?-t"To bo sure I can, if yon Bet mc the)exf.mple," gravely responded Miss Pu Aon. "A^d he told Dr. Darien be wasu't comin^\^j-x?^rr~r??.-if'-. because he did not want to get married against fiiT" will." "Well, after all, there is something iofthnt," said Penelope reflectively. "I never was a man myself, but I can i mag?n J that, under the circumstances a ?cold shiver would go all through me. "Penny," said Avice solemnly, "clo you really, seriously think that one of us girls ever thought of taking John Marryat?" "That is a qu/ on which I am not prepared to answer," said Miss Pax ton. Avico ran out of the room, and was surprised to find herself crying over the clove-scented blooms of her fa vorite carnations, in the bathroom window. % "Pm suro I don't know why," sobbed she, "I hate John Marryatt ; and I think it was horrid of Doctor Darien to go and repeat what was said to him in confidence ! Aud if John Marryatt really believed that that- There ! I won't think about it anymore. Leap year, indeed ! Why do people talk such a string of non sense because the month of February happens to have twenty-nine days in it, instead of twenty-eight." In the meantime, Air. Marryatt had packed his valise and gone up to Cherry mountain, to visit an old uncle who was at the point of death. "It won't bo a very cheerful visit," said he to himself, "but it will bo better than a state of siege, for I have bean told, on good authority, that every ono of thoso girls means to get engaged at the leap year party. It will be the old story of tho Sabines ovar again, with tho aexe3 reversed. And when I marry-if I mnrry- I in tend to have at least Vro privilege of choice. So I'll just go up to Uncle Origen V Uncle Origcp's farmhouse was on th? top of a bleak hill, where a few dwarfed cherry troos shook and shud dered in sho wintry blasts, aud the cows huddled in the shelter of the Liyrioks to keop from being blown away. "I think we're going to have a storm," said Mr. Marryatt. "I'm quito certain I smell snow in thc air. And there are moro cheerful places during a northeast blizzard than Uncle Origen's honse." He was almost disposed to bo sorry that ho bad come when ho stood there, knocking and thumping with the handle of his umbrella at the shrunken panels of tho front door, Pretty soon n orookeu old man, with his garments fnutenod with tow-strings iuito&d of buttons, carno shuffling to the door and pooped suspiciously around it. "Heh?" said he, with one haud back of his poor old purple ear. "'Pears to me I heard somebody knocking, didn't I?" * * "Yes, it's me," came the rep "Jobu Marryatt, from Albany, ci you know?" '.Married?" squeaked the old r "To who?" "John-Mar-ry-alt!" distin repeated the visitor, "How is Uncle Origen?" The crooked old man sheltered caudle-flame with one hand and stt as if he were gradually being tr formed into one huge eye. ;"Land sakes alive I" said "Didn't you know? Ho was bu yesterday 1" Hare was a cheerful weloome f< city visitor. "But what can I do?" said Mai att-, with a helpless gaza down darkening mountain-side. "I ct to visit him. I had not heard-" "Walk in, walk in,'.' said the man, holding tho fluring candi? h above his head and flattening him against the wall. "It's pretty lo some hero; but there's the deceast chamber you can sleep in, and I trap a rabbit in the pine wood t morning that Isabella's just stew "" i, np. "Isabella 1" repeated John Mar att. "She's the old woman iu chargi my sister," explained the anon warder of the castle. "Ain't muoh look at, but a proper good cook. " "But/'said Mr. Marryatt, "Ido think I care about sleeping in 1 room where-Uncle Origen died. " The old man stared at him w duli, glassy eyes. "Eh?" said he. "Wy not? Y don't believe in sperritooalism, i yon?" . "Nonsense 1" cried Marryatt. "Then why ain't ono room as go as another ?" asked tho old man st idly. "Nevertheless, I would profer to on to the nearest hotel," impatien uttered John. "Ain't nor.e short o' seven milt said the old man. "And that's onlj summer machine. They don't run arter tho waterfall's friz up. I there's a freight train, with a passen j caboose hitched on, that stops at Ci ting Corners at midnight. " "Where is Cutting Corners ?" "Eight mile away." "And how the dickens do you sri pose I am to get eight milos frc irritation. "There's Jenkins' one-hoss wagon mildly suggested the old man. "I gonr' f? Jenkins' d'rectly arter a bc o' stovc-blackin', a paound o' tail dips and a quarter of a paonnd < green tea for Isabella. I can te Jonkens to como round and cart ye t the daypo, cf ye don't grudge a do lar." "By all means," said Mr. Marrya hurriedly. "And whilo you aro gon Isabella, a's you call her, can give m somo supper." He sat down in the old, low-oeilc room, where tho rag carpet sceme neither brighter nor dimmer than i had twenty years ago, aud Genera Andrew Jackson still brandished hi sword in a stained cherry framo o the smoked wooden mantel, am warmed his chilled feet before a blaz of snapping hickory logs; while oh Isabella who might have appearec creditably at any tableau as tin "Witch of Eudor" crept around ai iron pot which swung from a.prodi gious crane, and got supper after t slow and inefficient manner. "Pretty gay in Albuny this winter?' said old Isabella, brandishing hei spoon over John in the manner of ai incantation, as she watched him eat the rabbit stew after it was dished, "I suppose so." "I'm a-thinkin' of goin' there my self," said Isabella, mumbling bei toothless jaws. "To take a situation?" asked Mar ryatt, inwardly thinking that he coule not conscientiously give her a recom mendation as a oook. "Bless your 'art, no," said Isa bella." "I know a sea captain there as ain't married ; and thoy toll mo the gals is all pickin' and choosin' for themselves, now that leap year has come around. Anyhow, I'm tired o' Cherry mountain, and I don't see why my chance ain't as good at another's." Mr. Marryatt stared at her in mute amazement,while he secretly deplored the sad case of the unsuspecting sea captain. "P'raps yon wouldn't mind keepin' a heye on tho fire," said Isabella, while I jost go over and look to see if Simon has locked the hen-house. He's dreadful forgetful." And she hobbled away. At the samo moment there carno a loud nnd emphatic knocking at tho outer door, and a stout country girl, with cheeks of that peculiar red which shines as if it had been varnished, very black eyes, and coarse black hair, walkod in, well wrapped up in n rod and green plaid shaw], and a fearful felt bat, which looked like a damaged helmet. "I'vecomo for Mr. Marryatt." said she, without any ceremony of intro duction. Instinctively John backed against the wall. "What !" cried he. "You're Mr. Marryatt, aiu't j said she. "That's my name!" retreating further behind tho stiff, wo bncked chair, where uncle O used to sit and smoke his pipe. "Well, I'm come for yon. ain't deaf, be you? I'm-come -yon!" "Yes; but l-l-" "There ain't no timo to Io bawled this daughter of the soliti seizing him by the arm. "This ' your baggage?" grasping the vali the other hand. This was leap year with a venget thought perspiring John. With desperate struggle he freed himse "I won't go!" said he. "Not can compel me to, against my M "You won't?" said the red-ohe damsel. "No, I won't," said John Marr; "Then you'll miss tho train so as sarpentsl" said the red-che< damsel. "And it won't be no fan mine. Father hhs the rhnematiz, I promised him I'd oome for you. "Oh, tne trula -I ccel" cried Marryatt "I didn't quite com hend your meaning at first Yes, come immediately." And the red-cheeked damsel, proved to be no despicable chariot rattled down the mountain road j considerable skill and energy, rei ing the solitary station just as freight train came in sight aronn curve. So Mr. Marryatt arrived in Alb just in time to see tho sun-rise g irradiate the red-brick chimney-] behind the Delavan house. "Not married yet," he said to h self; "but I will be as soon aspo ble, if she will have me. I'll run more such risks as this!" That very afternoon he called Doctor Mere's house, and propos?e Avice-and Avioe accepted him. 1 Bhe actually accepted him. "But did you really say that?"Ai asked, feeling it her duty to admon her swain a little-"that-that : didn't want to be married against y ? will ?" "Of oourse I did, "answered Mar att, "and I meant it. I don't int? to marry against my will ; I intend marry with it And did you rea say you wouldn't marry John Marry for $100,000?" "And so I wouldn't," cried Avi looking up with sparkling eyes, "J f-jr twice that money; but just becai I love him." So they were happy and laug! heartily over the adventures on Chci mo^v.oAAVi: ~^ncf^henl-?yM*J^pe Pi ton next saw the bride-el eofts^fi laughed and said : "So it isn't to be a case of Mi Betty Baxter, after alli" And Avice colored and said "H. didn't know what Miss Penny con possibly mean."-Saturday Night. War Record or Photography. While conjectures are rife as what electricity and high explosiv could do in modern warfare, it is i: teresting to glauco at one marvel : the war record of photography, quarter of a century ago on the 21 of September, Paris was complete] shut off from the rest of the worh but two days later a balloon and pigeon post was established, and regt iar balloons thereafter left the city i intervals of from three to seven da\ with letters for the provinces an carrier pigeons for bringing back ri plies- Tho return messages wei I written on thin paper and enclosed i a quill tied to the pigeon's tail, bc the carrying capacity of the birds fo such messages was very limited. Som weeks later, Dagron, skilled in photc micrographie work, carried out th idea of printing a great many mes sages upon a le.rgo sheet of paper am then photographing tho whole in greatly reduced form upon a thin file of collodion four inches square. Ead pigeon carried eighteen of these collo dion pellicles, with a total of mor than 50,000 messages, tho whole weigh ing less than a gramme. On arriva in Paris the messages were enlorgei on a screen, when they could be read and were published in the newspapers During tho seige sixty-four ball oom left tho city, of which seven were los or captured by the Gertnaus, vrhih the others carried 4,000,000 lotteri and the pigeon pcit returned a.oui about 2,500,000 messages. Ever money orders and drafts wero trans mitted by tho niicro-pliotographh pigeon post and wore paid in Paris Trenton, (N. J..) American. Youngest Daughter of a Patriot SoIdlei The youngest daughter of a Revo lutionary soldier, so far as known, was discovered at Lebanon, Conn, reoently, and added to tho member ship of tho Willimuntic chapter ol' the Daughters of tbc Revolution, Sho is Mrs. Augustin Avorp is only 59 years old. Her father was 74 years old ut the time of her birth, He wai doubtless ooo of tho youngest soldiers in the war, Thero aro only eight other daughtora of Rjvolutlonary aoldiera belonging to tho order, Uuder Cous I de rat lon. Mrs. Cobwigger-Now, Freddy, If you're not a good boy I'll send you to bed without any dinnor. Freddy-Say, Ma, wh it oro we going to have for dinner?-Puck. ISONED BY MONEY. Scfled Banknotes Disseminate Con tagions Diseases. Affliction That Visits All Treasury Employes. ii) o not tp'.o UJ -il and dirty bank B^K yo'-, can avoid it." That is tho advice of one of the most eminent phfeiciaus and bacteriologists in this ?ifnr "Experiments, ho continued, "flj?w that such notes frequently con tag^inillions of living bacteria of va kinds, and in that way spread and death." [ew notes, according to this spe ar, are almost equally dangerous, ie peril that lurks in them arises ^another cause-namely, the ar and other poisonous substances in their manufacture. A cor Dlident of a medical journal re [ly wroto"that many of the women ^yed in counting banknotes in reasury at Washington looked ill. had sores upon their hands and ?&" Tho superintendent of the jury gavo the following account of 'trouble : Ter j few who spend any consider - time in counting money escape >res. They generally appear first jeir hands, but frequently they out on the- head, and sometimes [eyes are affected. We can do ing to prevent this. All of the sn take the greatest care of them as in their work, but sooner or they are afflicted with these io direot cause of the sores is, as 3cii enid, the arsenic employed in ?tffacturo of the note. If the is in tho Iejp?8? abraded and tho jfjOgots nndCr the flesh, a sore )pear,the next morning. The Of putting the hand to the face ind becomes the medium of com bating the arsenic poisoning to 'portions of the body, oe here," said the superintend ^topping by the side of a young and picking up a glass with a in it, "this sponge is wet, and i to moisten tho fingers while ag money. You see how black That is a form of arsenic, morning a new piece of sponge it is as black as this one. I have known half a dozen cases where women have been compelled to resign their positiona There are three women who were here B?X years before they were afflicted with the sores. Finally iSsfeeyhad to quit work as the disease j app?gred. In each case the attending physicialT^?lu^tn^^ blood was poisoned with arsenic. The dangers in old bills are not due to the ooloring matter used in print ing. But tho old money is a common agent for tho spread of disease, such as diphtheria, scarlet fever, measles and others of an infectious character. It will not do to infer that hard money is entirely safe. The danger of contracting disease through coin is quite as great as it is in tho case of notes. Many mothers frequently give coins as playthings to their children who are recovering from disease. That money is very often loaded with a choioo collection of bacilli,and when put in circulation becomes a disease disseminator. The habit of holding money between the lipa or tho teeth is very often iu its results another peril. Street-car passengers-women particularly-are addicted to this practice. They give tho coiu to the conduotor in payment of their fare. Down it goes into his pockets, where it distributes its germs amoug the coins to which it is added. The next step in many cases is another visit to the month of some ono who contracts a disease tho source of which is never known. It has boen demonstrated that the washings from silver and copper coins oontain as many, in some instances more, microbes of a dangerous charac ter thau were found in the washings of old and filthy banknotes. A Mystery of Thc Kail. . "A man killed on a railroad never dies with his boots on," remarked a Beading railroad employe at Wayne Junction. "In my experience of over twenty years I havo seen, perhaps, over a hundred cases whero people buve boen struck and killed by en gines, nud in every instance, when the body was picked up, tho feet were found to be minus shoes. Even men wearing heavy top shoes were not ex empt from tho invariable rule. Any old engineer will tell you the same thing. It is a mystery which no one seems able to solve, aud is as inex plicable as that other strange phe nomenon of the drowned man who al ways floats ou top of tho water face downward, while tho woman floats face upward, "-Philrtdelphia Record, Breaking it Gently, Llttlo Ella-Pupil, I know what J am going to give you for your birth? day. Futhor-What is it, child? Ella-A beautiful shaving cup. . Father-Why my dear, I have al ready gut one. Ella-lea, but I broke it just now. The Chin?se Colour in 'ow Yorx, ! The theatre at the end of narrow Doyers street is the scene of uightly entertainment of such a slow aud in comprehensible order that it has no delights for the stranger other than those of novelty. The everlasting play goes on, without action as wc un derstand it, accompanied hy tho thiu, shrill, monotonous music. The actors are all men, clothed in richly worked costumes, their faces highly painted when taking the female parts. The joss-h*"' M>? Cninese placo of wors' \J, is nt the top of the dilapi dated old New York houses ?on Mott street. On tho first' floor is a shop, and after feeling one's waiy up the dark rickety stairs there is a vision of tho interior of a Chiucso restaurant on the second floor ; tho cook ia busy with an order for a loud-voiced white girl and some companions, who ure having a discussion with tho waiter; up another flight of stairs, past a half open door, through which a mysterious domestic interior shows itself, and then ulong the hall to the front room, where a powerful odor of sweet incense fills tho nostrils, and a bewildering accumulation of strange interior decorations denotes the sacred place. It is the ordinary large room cxteudiug across the full width of the house, but completely changed in character by the imported carved black wooden furnishings, the carving being relieved with gold. This gives a very sombre but rich tone to the place, which is added to by the elaborate lanterns and hang ings from the ceiling. A large screen in the centre of tho floor faces the altar, which is truly gorgeous in its color and glitter, its peacock feathers and candles. There are no congrega tional services in the temple ; euch in dividual pays for his own candle and incense, and conducts his own worship or pays tho small fee to tho sooth sayer and hus his probable luckin any contemplated undertaking foretold. Harper's Weekly. Methods of Fixing Boundaries. There are two methods of fixing a boundary between conutrios, states Dr. H. B. Mill in Nature. It may bo done by drawing a mathematical linc, like a meridian or paral'' !, on a map, or it may be marked on the ground from physical features, of which only mi n e s ma li: ?a it hop el e sa ' to " ei] >ect th e dispute of the boundary between Ven ezuela and British Guinna to be settled by the gcogrophical priuciplcs which forty years ago could have easily pre vented dispute. Tho only al ternatives aro to base tho rival claims on actual effectivo pos sessions, or on tho original ! "rrjgdjts which were recognized between tho Dutch s?Vribirs in Guinna and the Spanish colonists of ?hen^inocTs-?34-4L.' time when the geography of tho dis trict was practically unknown. Tho recent international geographical con gress recommended that all govern ments map their possession* on a scale of one 1,000.000, or about six teen miles to an incb. If all couutries were to completo the surveys of their land, submitting to an international commission of geographers tho uncer tain boundaries, not yet complicated by gold mines, to be derived on :ho basis of the new map on purely geo graphical principles, the expense would be many times saved by the greater security which defined front iers give,and a magnificent contribu tion to science wonld be effected. Steel Construction-in Bird's Nests. A curious gift has been made to tho Natural History Museum of i Soletta. This gift consists of a bird's ! nest, constructed er'irely of steel. There are a great i _y watchmakers at Soletta, and in tho vicinity of the workshops tliore are always tho re mains of the old springs of watches, which havo boen cast aside. Lust summer a watchmaker discov ered this curious bird's nest, which had been built in a tree in his court yard by a pair of water-wagtails. It measures ten centimetres in circum ference, and is made solely of watch springs. When the birds had fledged ? their brood tho watchmakers secured j their antique nest ns an interesting proof of tho intelligence of birds in adapting anything which come within their reach.-Lon lon News. The Senator's Dress Suit. Thero is a ccrtiuu Senator from a Western State who dined with tho President ono night net long ago. He wore on that oveuiug what he always wears on full dress occasions, a coat made after a desigu of his own. A cont which conbiiics tho elegance of a dress coat with tho lines of a cutaway but is neither ono nor tho other When tho Senator was ready to start for the White Housa sumo busybody bustled up to him and said ! "Why Senator .aren't yo? going to were a dress coat ?" Tho Hdiiiitoi' drew hiniaolf up to bl? full hight. "What I I dress like a waiter?" be said.-Washington Post. "Abe" Buzzard, tho notorious Penn sylvania outlaw,now serviug a tenn in prison, has become totally blind. DOLE OF BREAD." ? Century Old Charity In New York Still Exista Distributing Loaves of Bread to Hungry Wanderers. Foremost among the many practi cal charities or this great, big-hearted metropolis, says the New York Jour nal, is the old bread-giving benefi cence, long established and faithfully kept up for mauy years. No happier wuy of helping the really worthy poor could be conceived than that of sup plying to them the staff of life, the bread that is to keep thom alive. None but those deserving, or in sad need of aid, would apply for this sort of assistance. Two miiiiou loaves of broad have been given to hungry unfortunates in this city siuce this mos* commendable charity, verily, a sal" -om star vation, was establisneu. Few New Yorkers know-of the "Leake Dole of Bread," which has gono steadily on in its estimable work since 1792. John Leake a millionaire of the late century waa a devout churchman, and throughout his life an active philan thropist. Living, as he did, in aris tocratic New York, ho was of course,a constant attendant upon the services of Trinity church and a patron of what was then and is now, one of the best conducted chapels in the city, old St. John's chapel, on Varick street. When the benevolent old man died, ho left ?1,009 eterling "to the rector iud inhabitants of the Protestant Epis col church of tho state of New York," to be put away safely,whero the inter est from it would be sufficient to pur chase six-penny wheaten lpaves to a goodly number, to be distributed "to 6iich poor ns aro most deserving,"after every Sabbath morning service. Of this interest, $17120 has been expended yearly for the purchase of thc bread. This enables tho chapel to distribute sixty-seven loaves every week. Tho day of delivery, however, hus recently been changed from Sun day to Saturday. The most effective division of the loaves has been adopted. Eighteen women of the purish, who have large f ami,iee call at tho gray stone house of the old sex enough big white loaves to leep wolf from the doors of tho little homes they love. They are no mea among the pensioners. In the 191 years of its'existence, this single bene faction has been tho causo of making happy thousands of families. Although not so old as tho Leake Dole of Bread, tho benevolence of the Fieischmann Vienna Bakery, at Tenth street and Broadway, is quite ns well conducted and quite as meritorious. Nearly a million and o half loaves of rVf^d have been given out from their bonntoomi bjke^tjfijg $o twice that number of bur loaves, in tho last twelve" In 1870 Louis Fieischmann that all thc left-over bread of the day' should bo distributed every morning at two o'clock to whom should first apply for it, a half-loaf to each man In cold weather each beneficiary was to receive a tin cup of hot coffee with his bread. As if to make things equal,tho wan derers who are fed at this haven are all men, just as they aro all women who benefit by tho Leake Dole of Wad. Between four and fivo hnndreu men of all ages, some fairly well dressed, others in rags, bnt all hungiy, line up at tho sido door on Tenth street in the middlo of every night. As enrly as 10 o'clock the hungry line commences to form, although the wandering waif who make it up know that they can? not expect a bite before two o'clock. There are usually enough men to ex tend all the way to Twelfth street. The old watchman, William Grevel, and a pair of trusty tramps, old pen sioners, give out thc bread. On holi days they give a large piece of cake with each half loaf of bread, and the battalion of beggars is happy. A Serio i'omic Experience. An eighty-sixth-year-old Romeo of Celina, Ohio, had a remarkable serio comic experieuco at Muucie, Iud., a few days ago. Ho was observed loit ering about for several hours in front of thc postollice, and ho looked more and more miserable as tho minutes went by. Finally apolicemau accosted him, and the old man sail he had ! made au appointment to meet his affi ? nnced bride at that place several hours before. He explained that he had ; met tho young womau in Celina, and ' sho had become engaged to him dur ! in g her slay there. Her homo was in Muncie, and he waa to meet hor there on that d.ty to-arrange for the mar riage. He showed the letter, and the policeman discovered that tho name of tho iowa was Marion, not Muuoie, The aged lover was astounded at his mistake, and scurried off, rejoicing, to the railroad station to take the first t ain for Mariou uad his prospective briile.--New York SUD. A colored man in Frenchville, Mon* tann, has the largest feet on record, H-B shoes measure twenty-two inches from toe to heel MOTHERS REAP THIS. < \ The Best I Remedy. For Flatulent Collo, Diarrhoea, Dysen tery, Nausea, Congas, Cholera In fantum, Toothing Ohlldva.n, Cholera J Morbas, Unnatval l?nins from2 the Bowels,. Pains, Griz lag, LOM of i Appetite, Indigestion anl all Dis-5 eases of the Stomach ?al Bowels. PITTS CARMINATIVE . Is the standard. It carries children ever' tho critical period of teething, andi . i ls recommended hy physicians as. ' ' the friend of Mothers, Adults and" I ? Children. It is pleasant to the taste, ( I k nod never fails to give satisfaction. '. A few doses will demonstrate Its sa ( ' perlatlve virtues. Price, is cte. peri . I Dottle. For sale hf druggists. HOUSEHOLD AFFAIRS, ..1 TO CLEANSE LACES. Delicate white laces may be cleaned by laying them smooth on wrapping paper and covering them with m% Lesia ; put another paper over this and place them between tue loaves of a book for several days. Bram out the white powder and the iaoe will be found to he as fresh as when new. THE AMERICAN KITCHEN. A French chef has jotted down in his notebook a few of the causes of waste ia an American kitchen : Soraps of meat are thrown away. , Cold potatoes are left to sour and spoil. Dried fruits are not looked siter and become wormy. Vinegar and sauce are left standing in tin. Apples are left to decay for want of sorting; over. The tea canister and coffre bo:: are left open. ? Bon 3s of meat and the carcass of turkey are thrown away, when they could be used in making good soups. Sugar, tea, coffee and rioe are care lessly spilled in handling. Soap is left to dissolve and waste in water. Dish towels are used for dish cloths, napkins for dish towels and towels for holders. Brooms and mops are not hung up. More coal is burned than necessary by not dosing dampers when the fire is not used. Lights are left burning when not in use. Tin dishes are not properly cleaned and dried. Good, new brooms are used to scrub kitchen floors.-The Chef. PALATABLE, WHOLESOME DESSERTS. one-quart ?r pound , one teacup milk, 2j ounces sugar, three' ounces butter, two eggs. Chop the figs one and put .in the butter, sugar and eggs. Butter a mold and sprinkle with flour and steam three hours. Bioe Snowballs-Boil one pint rice until soft in two quarts water with one teaspoon salt, put in small cups, aud when perfectly cold place in a dish. Make a boiled custard of the yokes of three egge, one pint sweet milk, and one teaspoon cornstarch ; flavor with lemon. When cold pour the custard over the rice balls an hour before serv ing. This is a very simple but nice desert. Cast ir(1 Fritters-Make a baked cus tard with one pint milk, yokes of five i ^gSjtwo tablespoons sugar, one table* flour or flour, J teaspoon^ Hfgar. Bake in cylinder mojtfg O muffin rings. Flace^pau ofwgfl^r and cook until firm. When cold cuNa^clesjUDm thick, egg, crumbi?utfTrTl'ffl^Hfct in deep fat. Drain, dust wituwHJdered sugar and serve on hot naplon with sauce. Topioca Pudding-A small cup of tapioca, one quart milk, one teacup sugar, piece of butter size of an egg and a little nutmeg. Pour the tapioca into the milk, placing it in a pan of water on the stove until it thickens. Beat tho eggs with the sugar, reserving the whi tes of two, to which add a lit tle sugir to he used as a frosting. Butter the dish well, turn in the mix ture and bake ono hour. Rolled Apple Dumplings-Peel and chop fine tart apples, make a crust of one cup of [rick buttermilk, rae tea spoon soda and flour enough to roll. Boll i inoh thick, spread with the ap ple, sprinkle well with '..agar and cin namon ; cut in strips two inches wide, rolling like jelly cake, set up the rolls in a dripping pan putting one teaspoon butter on each, put in a moderate oven and basre them often with the juice. Bice Cream-Wash j cup rice and cover with three cups milk, steam un til 6oft, add one pink m Ik, four table spoons tweet cream and the yokes of three eggs beaten with ? cup sugar. Pat all in a double kettle and let it cook ten minutes. Pour into an earthen pudding dish, frost with the beaten whites of two eggs,to whioh are added four spoonfuls of sugar and one teaspoon extract of lemon. Place in oven a few minutes. Quaker Pudding-One cup grated bread crumbs, two tablespoons rice flour, two tablespoons sugar, one quart milk, four eggs and little grated nutmeg. Pat tho bread crumbs into a bowl, beat the eggs, sugar and rice together till light and add t hem to the milk. Then pour this over the orumbs, add the nutmeg, mix well and pour into a greased mold or padding bag. Put in a pot of boiling water and boil continuosly one hoar, Serve with cream sauce. Carrot Padding-Take one pint milk, J oup carrot pulp, J cup sugar or less Ct too sweet, a little bait, four eggs, piece of butter size of a walnut, grated rind of j orange. Strain the carrot palp through a colander, mix in the sugar, batter and orange rind, add the hot milk, the eggs well bei ten, re? serving the whites of three for the meringue. Bake, placing the dish ia & pan of warm water till the pudding is firm in the center. Cover with ? meringue made of the whites cf three eggs, three tablespoons powdered sugar, a little grated orange ri ad, and brown delicately, Lt yon dream that yon have an ague, the ?ga ii that yoa will bcoome fi drinker d.