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THOS. 1 ADAMS. PROPRIETOR.
EDGEE?ELD, S. C., THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 1892. VOL. LVII. NO. 13. I Three times as many herrings ara ?onscmed as any other kind of fish. ! There were but twenty-eight foreign ers naturalized in Mexico the last fiscal year. j No fewer than 1,000,000 of men, women and children die yearly in India from starvation. I A ranchman, who lives on the Will ame tte River, below Holbrook Station, Oregon, has solemnly deolared thal -tjie caip in the river are destroying his melrcre^a by eating the grass and grubbing upthe roots. Postmaster-General Wilson ha3 is sued-an order forbidding railroad offi cials or employes from carrying or' de livering letters on which Government stamps have not been affixed. He claims that by this practice the Gov ment lores $'350,000 annually. The law against undignified compe tition in trade has cleared the win dows of Berlin shopkeepers of the .'once familiar placards which told o: selling off stock below cost, of dam aged goods' sales, etc., which, if they were uni rae, laid those displaying them liable to punishment under the law. ? Cuba's sugar crop snd her tobacco crop are failures this year, more's the pity, exclaims the New York Herald. She sells ns $10,000,000 trorth. Il doesn't look as thongh Spain could get any taxes out of her fdr some time to come. There isn't any blood in a stone, and there isn't any money in Cuba. .' About a year ago a Wichita (Kan.)?> man was a juryman at the trial of a man accused of counterfeiting. The implements of the counterfeiter were in evidence and the juror examined them closely. After the trial was over he went home and made some coun terfeiting tools himself. He wai caught, was recently tried and is now in prison. For a long time past it has been a cause of private complaint-where il was not hailed with delight-thal dancing was going ont of fashion ir London. The? assertion is now of ficially confirmedly the fact that the kBritish. Association of Teachers of Dancing called a special conference to consider how best to rescue the bnsi recently brought for ward ib the Frenoh Chamber of Dep uties a proposition to the' effect thai only Frenchmen should be eligible to office in the French colonies. He showed that the Tamatave Municipal Committee, formed since the war in Madagascar, was composed of three Englishmen, ons American, one Prus sian and only three Frenchmen. The Chamber took no action in the matter. The demand for the short sermon is not quite so universal, says an English paper, as some superficial people imagine. The people of a village in Cornwall recently presented a petition in favor of long sermons. Evidently they wanted to be well fed, comments the New York Observer, and recog nized the fact that while a few minutes mt j do for lunch the larger fraction of an hour is required for a good spiritual dinner. The Japan Gazette says that the Kissa Emigration Company contem plates sending 20,000 emigrants to Brazil, who will be chiefly employed in the coffee districts. It is estimated that if the project proves successful this first draft of Japanese emigrants to Brazil will be followed by many others, and that the authorities of Japan look with f'.vor on the move ment because it ie oaloulated to relievo the pressure of population in tho Mikako's empire. How many bunche?, big bunches, of bananas do you think were imported into this country last year? asks the New York Herald. Make your figures tremendous, then double it, then mul tiply by four. Well, you are all wrong irr your guess, and it Wt half large enough, BO I may as well say at once that the nnmbor of bunches was very close upon eighteen millions-that is, one bunch for every five people in this oonntry, including bummers, pick pockets, children and clergymen. We are evidently a fruit consuming peo ple. _ Between 1830 and 1890 the number of farms in the United States increased from 1,008,907 to 4,664,641, a gain of over 5r0,000. In the same period the number of farm mortgages increased from 370,984 to 525,094, a gain ol only about 150,000, less than one third of the gain in the humber ol fanas. Between 1880 andN 1890 the value of farming realty increased from #10,197,096,776 to 918,279,252,649, a gain of over $8,000,000,000. In the same interval the amount of farm mortgages increased from $342,666, . 477 to $585,729,719, aa advanoe ol only about $240,000,000, or consider ably less than a tenth of the increase in the value of farming realty. At the same time the velue of the imple ments and machinery on farms in? creased nearly $90,000,000, and the -value of Ute stock over $700,000,000, LOVELY CARACAS. VENEZUELA'S CAPITAL AND SOME OF ITS ATTRACTIONS. Homes of* tho Iuhnbltants-An Im pressive Capitol-A Famous Coilco Region - Statues of Wash ington nnd Bolivar. , . v-: ' <. f~^Y ABACAS, for three hundred I f years the capital of Venezuela, \}* J presents itself to view with en chanting dramatic effect, writes Almont Barnes in the Washing ton Star. One goes by rail or other road np from the edge of the sea at La Guayra, windiDg among tho curves and lifts of the mountains until he is five thousand feet above that city, be yond which the Caribbean looks like a millpond, audits fleets like ^'painted ships on a painted ocean," but five or six miles away. Tho peak of Naiguita and La Silla Mouutains tower above Metraelles three thousand feet. Bnt he winds along through tho di vide, amid shrubbery and forests of THE UN1VERSI"] perfect growth and loveliness, and a bewildering prolusion of wild flowers, in view of a plantation, protected on one side by a sheer declivity of 1500 feet, and with flocks of swift parrots and more brilliant birds above his head, and all at once at his feet, a thoueand feet below, lies Caracas, spread cut in a basin of which all bides are apparently mountains to the fouth, hazy, golden, far-away, as in dreams, but hold and douiinantjwhere you ure passing and along to the nine mile distant coast. What a city that is for a new world-a mosaic ol white walls and red roofs, with patches of trees in the plazas, palms beyond tho city edges, and outlined against the clearest of skies the spires and towers of pu'jlio buildings and ohurohes, and ?ain^ beyond the city, coSec antique as tho crusades, its setting new and fresh as the youngest babe of time. Santiago de Leon de Caracas (St. James of the Lion of Caracas) has its last name worthily from an Indian chief. It is a city of romantic history. THE CSPiTOL. While the buccaneers swept the South ern seae it never had a carriage road to it from the coast, yet it was cap tured and sacked by Sir Francis Drake. Then, in 1811, on tho 5th of July, the revolutionary assembly lhere passed its declaration of independence of Spaiu. There Bolivar was born, liberated his slaves, was President, Dictator and ofter achieving tho independence of Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Bo livia and Peru, and dying in exile and poverty, there his bones arc gathered in the Pantheon, and his bronze statue adorne8tho principal plaza. Above and extending down into the newer city are the mic? of the old one, de stroyed in.1812 in an earthquake of a few moments' duration, with twelve thousand or more of its people. Tho earthquake delayed independence, as the people we?e taught that thus deity manifested His displeasure.^ The importation of the Spanish method ot domestic architecture into tropical America was manifestly wisc. No style of dwellings can bo more comfortable und ^healthy outsilo a snowy zone. High* and commodious rooms built around a largo open cen A 6-TKEET 13 tral court or patio secure privacy, shade, open air and light, with room for plante and flowerF, where women nnd children are at home out of doors. Caracas is full of such homes, usually neatly plain outside, but elegant and invitiug with n. They are oraiucntly r.ocial home;;, BU i ted to the inhab itant*. Tho capitol io a massive building of , stone and stucco, the legislative part being one grand story, the part for offices of t7?o, and all the building, inclosing a large open 6qnare, of equal height. The style of architecture is Grecian. From the impressive front entrance, or from an immen6o 6alon to its left, which contains portraits in oil of all tho most distinguished citizens of the country, mostly by native artists, yon may look ont upon a statue of Washington, while still farther to the lei*-, in the beautiful plaza fronting tho Casa Amarilla (yel low house) of the President, on one side, and public offices of large pro portions on another, you may see the splendid equestrian statue of Bolivar. The 5th of July is celebrated in Venezuela officially in each city with orations in the legislative or municipal chambers, processions headed by the chief ?ffioials and foreign representa tives, to the churches, ending with a mass and fireworks. The writer can never forget one such celebration, in which the orator, as is usual, lauded Washington and Bolivar as the great liberators, and in which, side by side with General Carabano, he aided in CY OF CARACAS. officially representing the two Re publics. Wo of the older Republic do not sufficiently appreciate how the be6t people of the new ones love the liberties they have and the ancient difficulties they havo to combat in sustaining them. On tho western edgejjofj tho city of Caracas is a round hill of considerable extent, upon which is located the dis tributing reservoir of the city water works, and a fine public garden, adorned with flowers and shrubbery along open aud shaded, walks, center ing at a heroic statue of Guzman Blanco, the.self styled and to 6ome ex tent real "illustr? Americano" and "regenerador^ of his country, He certainly gave it a vigorous forward impulse, and took his pay as he went whole city, lipread below, tho greater extent of thc plain, and.the surround ing mountain masses. The view is one of mingled loveliness and gtanclenr, and when thc bells from the numerous churches ring out their chimes and thc musio comes back in softened echocp, repeated from tho mountains, until the air is saturated with softest and almost saddest melody, tho un reality of it all becomes intense. And then, beneath it all, sleeps the earth quake and the possible ruin. This thought returns aud makes paradise imperfect. Toward the capitol is the splendid church of Santa Ana, and the face of its pictured Virgin is as tho face of the wife of Guzman Blanco. Nearer is the new theater, the finest in South Am?rica. Far to tho front is the Masonic Temple, with its twisted and ungraceful columns, and on ground near the foothills of La Silla (the saddle) where the earthquake made havoc, stands the Pantheon, where the bones ol heroes of the independence are enshrined. In removals there of thc remains of General Paez, once President, and Admiral Brion, com patriots of Bolivar, the writer was privileged to take part and td hear noblo orations in honor of liberty and republican institutions, worthy of any land. If Washington City knew Caracas as Caracas does Washington City, tho latter would bo always a moro interested and willing neighbor. Caracas has street car linos for its 80,000 people ; railways reaching in land, and to its seaport at La Guaira aud its bathing resort at Macuto; electric light and telephone service, and tho telegraph, of course. Its pub lic and National schools, including tho University of Caracas, are of well known excellence. It basa largo pub lic library, and its book utores and current publications aro well patron ized. Its people aro highly cultivat ed, intelligent, active, honorable, hos pitable and have a genius and destiny of their own. Caracas is flanked and backed by a famous coffee and cacao region, and as these products are tho principal ones o? thc country's so called agriculture, tho city becomes tho only point of ff CARACAS. convergence for them before they are shot down the seaward side of the mountain, through La Guaira, into tho export steamer?. Caracas cacao is second only to that of Ecuador in the foreign market, though tho Mexican ii perhaps as good ; and "La Guaira" corteo wa3 famous beforo it became simply falso Mocha and Java, lu 1877 coffee was so cheap in all markets-four cents and less per pound in La Guaira-that large numbers of plantations were destroyed and reset with cacao trees. But since the use of coffee now increases faster than the production, coffee raising has become profitable beyond most products, and GENERAL BOLIVAR'S STATUE. Venezuela is gaining greatly in pros perity, and Caracas planters in easily earned wealth, many citizens having conntry plantation?, and taking life more without care than the old cotton planters. The enchanting Venezuelan capital would be, with the sanitary care of this capital city, one of the healthiest oities of tho world. At present it is one of the safest of South American oities, seldom being troubled even with yellow fever, and then in mild, form. Latterly more oare haa been given to sanitation, with obvious ben efit. But usually it is a safe as well as a delightful city to visit, whero "Eng lish is spoke" as woll as Spanish, aud au American may chance to meet sev eral of his country women married and happy there, among them Mrs. Snn taua, a daughter of Josh Billiogs, who, with her family, sometime? makes a visit "home." A ?nit her Mammoth Caye. Another mammoth cave has been* discovered in Kentucky. James Hoar ino, E. N. Ingram and John H. Hnrst made an exploration of a cave at the limestone quarry near Pineville. They report going into the earth half a milo and finding a small lako some eight een or twenty feet square, of ioe water. They brought out with them some stalactites and other peculiar formations. It is at present wet and muddy, and after leaving thc entrance and goiDg back about one hundred feet, one comes to a precipice about twenty-five or thirty feet high, and down which people must let them selves with a rope or lad ver. It is not yet known how far back tho cave ex tends, por if it-will become popular aa a.place of resort.-Atlanta Constitu tion. A Great Chinese Beauly. Hero is a curious and quite anthon j tic portrait of one of tho most cele- j ferated c.p?resses in China, In^Pekiu-i she is considered to bo very beautiful. It would seem th it Eastern and West ern notions as to what constitutes beauty differ even more widely than ono would have thought. Tho Red 31 au and Ihn Bicycle "The noble red mau may yet be civi lized by means of bicycles," said A. L. Bartlett, of Beatrice, Neb., at the Regent. "The Otoe tribe have steadily resisted all efforts to induce them to become citizens, and their numbers have dwindled until but few of them remain. In fact, there are few more Indians in Nebraska now than in New York and Indiana. A few days ago one of the chiefs of the Otoo Uibe vis ited Beatrice and became mach inter ested in bicycles. The owner thought it would be fun to let the old Indian learn to rido, and it was not lonj; be fore tho ch'ief had mastered tho art. Then ho must have a wheel of his own, and not having any money he traded four ponies for one. Ho rode i?; to tho reservation and next day half a dozen Indians came to town, bringing ponies to trado for bicycles. 'Bide faster. No feed,' they Bay, and when the bicycle manufacturers learn this new field it is probable that they will ! reap a harvest, end thc Indiens will lay aside their primitive customs and join the L. A. W. ia a body."-Wash ington Star. Wlial Hie Father Bald. , Punxsutawnoy young men aro of careless speech, according to a local paper, which says that one of them faking his .sweetheart home enid tc her on reaching tho gate, "Just one," and was painfully surprised to hear her father'-; voice through a lattice, saying, "Your watch is an hour fast; it isn't more than 12, but it'H time you were taking vour sneak. "-New York Sun. A Station Iirliratftr. Tho introduction of advertisements on thy walls of tho railroad stations in London has mad? it necessary for tho Metropolitan Railway io introducto a station indicator to announce to tho passi .?gel ; tho name of toe station which the trail} he ia riding in is ap: r, roaching. STYLISH APPAREL SOMI! STRIKING FKATUItKS OF WOMAN'S COSTUME. A Handsome Basque of Blue Ktnmlnc h for Dressy Occasions -The Newest Thing ia Gloves is a Mirror. Ojoth T \ OBIN'Segg blae ctaraine cloth I-, * that matched thc skirt made I . ^_tho handsome basque depicted ? in our largo illustration, the ful H sst, collar, revers and belt being of lejnon colored peau-de-scie. The ^and inside of medici collar are sd with black point-de-gene lace ..waa HANDSOME ASD shed with narrow edging to match, ^fronts and lower edges aro faced the light silk. Tho mode is a Cation of the Louis XVI basque, "rippled revers forming a soft and ifni finish to the jacket fronts, full blouse vest, gathered nt tho ?sk and waist line, is arranged over lugs titted by double bust darts that se in centre front. Tho vest is red to the right front lining and as with the standing collar at tho .shoulder and under the left jacket The wrinkled belt is joined to flower.edge, and closes with the* inizJiitnt. The jacket fronts are ea1 fit iin? top In largo polStecr revere that are creased to fall with graceful rippled effect. Two large faney pearl buttons decorate each front. Tho flaring. medici collar is finished inside to match revers, meet ing them at the top. The lower out line forms short points boforo tho single darts that aro lengthed beyond and slightly cut away over tho hips. Tho glove-fitting back is adjusted with the usual seams, each being sprung below the waist to form ripple plaits with points at every seam. Basques in this stylo are sometimes made of brocade and olber fancy silks to con trast widely with the skirt. These aro intended for afternoon receptions or other dressy occasions. For ordinary wear the material should match thc skirt as here shown, endless variety being possible by tho introduction of different ve&ts. The quantity of material forty-four inches wide require! to raako this basque for a lady in the medium size is "throe and one-half yards. NEW YORK FAHIOX3, That next winter is to see our arms tightly encased in sheathlike sleeves there seems very little dor_bt. There is a marked shrinking in si zo already, and the exaggeratedly large slecvo al ready looks passe. The new styles, though, are too extreme to become popular at once, and they aro certainly most unbecoming. Two silk waists just finished to wear with duck skirts are very odd. Ono of flame colored taffeta, changeable from tho deep flame to pale yellow, has the STYLISH LA] fronts of the waist in full folds crossed over the bust; the sleeves fit tight to the arm, uxcepting just at tho elbow, whero thero is a queer full puff that looks like a pin cushion. Tho other model is of thadod mauve silk, aud ihe sleeves are shined from shoulder to wrist ; apparently the bill; used is very narrow, for the edges stink out "Jike quills upon the fretful porcu pine," and look liko ridges tip and down the arm. No softening effect of lace or embroidery is on these waists, which have just been turned out by one of our smartest modistes. - Har per's Bazar. MIRRORS IN GLOVES. A mirror in the palm of a glove is the latest novelty. With its assistance its owner is enabled to bo sure that her bonnet is on straight and also that her curls are in perfect order. She can likewise ascertain if her bow is at the most becoming angle at the prop er time. All these things and a hundred others, Important from the feminine DRESSY BASQ?2. point of view, she can find out on the street without attracting the attention of passers-by, with the aid of this simple contrivance. Tho inventor of this device has so arranged the little looking glass in the palm of the glove as not to inter fere with the shutting of tho hand. Ho has likewise taken the precaution of putting it in the left-hand glove, so that when its owner shakes hands with a friend it will not be observed. . It is not thc fair sex alone that will MIRROR IN THE PALM OF A GLOVE, find this ingenious contrivance useful. Men are quite as vain as women, so thc latter claim, and will be seen by auy observer to look at themselves in every mirror they pas,? on the streets. -New York Journal. WIDE RINGS. Rings that cover the finger from the knuckle to the joint above are the latest designs in the matter of swell jewelry. Their only disadvantage lies in the fact that the number worn must necessarily be limited by the size of one's fiuger. Moderate sized dia monds surrounding some single large stone, or set just above it in a pear shaped group, form the usual setting. DIES' JACKET. RLACK HATS WITn WHITE DRESSES. Black hats with whito dresses are considered very effective. Theso are laden with plumes, livo or ?ix being considered u small number for one hat. A smart ribbon bow on one side and a steel buckle complete tbe trimming, A? ?t'JS?? llirtA?. Thc Deep Sea Fish '.mown as tho "Black Swallower.'? The chiasniodon is one of the rarest creatures known to science. Only three specimens of it have ever been reen, so far as naturalists have any record. And of theeo none was taken alive. The chiasmodon is generally known as tho "black swallower." lt is not understood that he has any mis sion on earth except to swallow, and the only reason he ever comes to die is j that ho does his work loo well. This "black swallower" is a deep sea fish, dwelling, when he is at home, in about 1500 fathoms of waler. The only specimens that have been obtained have all been picked up in the North Atlantic, not far from tho Newfound land coast. They are built for their business. In color they are inky black, as the namo indicates, eave on the stomach. The body is long and of almost uniform thickness. The taper of the tail is very abrupt. Tiicy nra devoid of ecales. The Bkin is per fectly smooth. A scaly coat would interfere with perfect elasticity, and that is the "black s wallower V neces sarily strong point. Ho must stretch or his job is gone. Of course, this tish, swallowing the monsters that he does, must have a mouth constructed especially for the purpose. His head is subconic in shape, narrowing forward, and this egregious, all swallowing month is deeply cleft. It runs away back oc his eyes and is filled with teeth, which aro long and movable so as to be got ten out of t?e way if need be. Fur thermore, they point backward, like the teeth of a snake, so that once hav THE CUIASMODON" W3EN* GOUGED. ' ing eeized tho tail of another fish he can never let go. He must go the whole figure, engorge his victim or fail and be trailed along open-mouthed until he dies. When dirjner time comes and tho chiasmodon is very hungry he selects a fish about twice his own length and of almost uny bulk. He approaches his p:rey cautiously from behind and seizes him firmly in that giant mouth. After tho tiret brief flight and strngglo are over tho real job of swallowing be gins. Tho jaws are nnbinged and steadily tho swallower climbs over his victim. This is the time when the elastic skin is called*into play. Up to this stage of the proceeding the chias modon bas been a- long, lean fish, but ns tho prey disappears inch by inch within those horrid jaws it is crowded down into the stomach, which distends to accommodate it. What Tapioca Ts. Tapioca is not a grain, but a kind ot ?larch made from thc roots of a plant known as Janipha manihot, which grows in ??oulh America in the torrid zone, lt is, in fact, a similar product to the starch of tho potato, and not auy nearer than that of being a starch grain. The fleehy roots ore grated and washed in water just tho same as potatoes are, and thc sfarch settles to the bottom, Ibo water is drawn off and the starch is heated on iron plates, when it swells up into the shape in which it is kept for sale in the stores. A curious property of this root, which is also called cassava, is that in ono stage of this process the 6turch con tains a virulent poison, of which twenty drop3 will kill a man in a few minutes; this, however, is driven off by the heat. Of the two opinions, oce that tapioca is a grain and another that it is a mixture of rice and cassava, neither is right.-New York Times. Bat Hunting lu Washington. "Bat hunting is our favorite amuse ment and occupation these warm nights," said a resident of McPherson Square, "for all of a sudden and with out any previous notice we have bat visitors iu profusion every night. Their headquarters seems to be in the grove of trees in McPherson Square, though their visits are by no means limited to our immediate neighbor hood, for I have heard of their visits to houses four or five -blocks distant from us. Though the bets aro unusu ally large they do not seem bent on any harm and after annoying and in aomo cases frighteniug thoso they visit they depart only to return in a short time, probably thc next night." -Washington Star. A'oblc Charities. Tho will of tho late Nathan F. Graves, of Syracuse, N. Y., provides for the erection of a home in that city for indigent aged people. Mr. Graves's estate is etti mated at $500,000, and about $400,000 of this is bequeathed to tho home. The will also makes Syracuso University a beneficiary to tho amount of 810,000, the income of which is to be applied to a lectureship on missions, and which will perpetuate the course to which Mr. Graves annu ally for some years had given $500. New Orleans Picayune. In Storms Take to tlio Trolley. "There aro some people who are mortally afraid during a thunder storm," said Vice-President Hutchins, of tho Citizens' Company, the othe doy. "They cannot find a safer place anywhere than on board of an electric car. Lightning cannot strike them, because they are absolutely protected against such danger. If they were nor, and thc electric fluid should strike ont, it would go to tho power house and burn out the whole plant."-Detroit Free Press. IR Young Yet. A four-year-old girl in California is said to be obie to repeat from memory anything sho has ever heard! She will improve in time When sho is old enough to join a church sewing oirole she will doubt'rss be able to re peat things she never bearii.-Buffalo Express, MOTHERS READ THIS. 1 - 1 The Best >\ Remedy.. ( ? For Flatulent Colic, Diarrhoea, Dysen tery, Nausea, Cougha, Cholera In? fantum, Teething Children, Cholera Morbus, Unnatural Drains from the Bowels, Fains, Griping, Lou of Appetite, indigestion and all Dis eases of the Stomach and Bowels. PITT'S CARMINATIVE . Is the standard. It carries children over the critical period o? teething, andi is recommended by physicians as the friend of Mothers, Adults and Children. It is pleasant to the taste, cud never fails to give satisfaction. A few doses will demonstrate ita su perlative virtues. Price, 25 ct?, per bottle. For sale by druggists. WISE WORDS, Calamity is a man's trae touch stone. It is a waste of time to watch ? hypocrite. No man should so act as to take ad vantage of another's folly. It becomes one, while exempt from woes, to look to the dangers. The only justification for debt is tho immediate prospect of profit. It is often a good thing that men do not practice what they preach. When ono is low enough to insult rou, be too high for him to reach. - O, friend, as long ns I study and practice humility, I know where I am. Biography is the most universally pleasant, universally profitable of all reading. Two persons will not be friends long if they cannot forgive each other* little failings. If wo knew what our onemies have suffered, our enmity would often die a sudden death. ?What's in a name? That which wo ?ali a rose, by any other namo would smell as sweet. A woman rarely designs to open her husband's letters unless they are worked private. Manage all your actions and thoughts in such a manner as if you were just going out of the world. A man intimately acquainted with the nature ol things has seldom occa sion to be istonished.--The South west. _ _. It Happened Bclore He Came. A small youth out in Kenwood has come to think his native State does not amount to mach. Some time last year his family removed from St. Joseph, Mo., to Chicago, and took np residence within the fashionable dis trict of Kenwood. The younger son of the family is a lad about nine years old, and a few days ago the whole Sabbath-school which this youth at tends was being questioned by the Superintendent upon the lesson of the dhy. This little fellow has au un usually bright and interesting face, [ and as his class was seated directly iu front of the Superintendent he was naturally ittractsd to him. The les son was of Moses and how tho Bed Sea had separated and permitted him lo lead hi-, hosts through the dividod waters to tiafety. When the Superintendent had finished relating the story he con cluded to see how much his youthful listeners had taken in. .'Who was it, children," ho ques tioned, "that led the Israelites into the promised land?" With the usual timidity of children about "speaking out in meeting" none of them replied. The boys looked at each other and giggled, but none of fered any response. "Now, ? know you all know his name," said the Superintendent in patronizing tones. "Just think a moment and tell me. Won't som* of you? Let this little man tell me," he said, pointing at the recent coiner from the South. "I don't know, sir; I don't live here. I only came up from Missouri the other day," was the frightened re* ??1 j.-Chicago Chronicle. Saud Baths. At the reunion recently of Swiss physicians, held at Ouchy, Dr. Such ard rend a paper on tho sand bath, showiiig that invalids have been com pletely or pattially cured by sand her.ted to a temperature varying, ac cording to the case, from forty-five to sixty-five degrees centigrade. ? Tho sand, it appears, containing air be twifel its particles and being a bad conductor of heat, transmits it in a gertie and almost insensible manner; pe?sp?ration is favored up to a point whlre tho patient may lose two quarts of liquid in one sand bath, and by this evaporation an invalid may support continued high temperature without the actual temperature of thc body rising more thau a few degrees; this, too, without fear of heart allectious, if caro bo taken to put hot sand on tho feet at tho outset. Dr. Suchard states that tho number of ailments that may bo thus treated is considerable, and is especially beneficial in chronic rheu matism and gout ; neuralgia and sci atic? are cured or relieved by local or general baths. The most remarkable success has attended such treatment of various organic troubles of the ner vous system, also cardiac and digestive affection!', and similarly favorable statements are made respecting tuber culous affections of the bones and joints.-Now York Tribune. Natural Incubators. C. H. Jenkins tells a story and vouches for tho truthfulness of it about natural incubators in Arizona. Ho had a hen setting on a nest of eggs under a building. When part of the eggs had hatched the duty became too warm for thc hen and she left the nest with thc chick? already out. Sho did not return to the nest. But three - - 'our days later several more chicks e their shells and came forth into me world, perhaps surprised to find no motherly cluck waitingthem. That was in Arizona. It could not happen m California.-Chino Smalley (Cal.) Champion._ INDULGK in procrastination, and in time you will come to this-that, be cause a thing ought to l>e done, there furo yoq can't do it.