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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.

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