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THOS. 1 ADAMS. PROPRIETOR.
EDGEE?ELD, S. C., THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 1892.
VOL. LVII. NO. 13.
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! A HONEYMC
H, liai pb, all after
noon? One whole
afternoon all alone
without a soul in this
terrible place to talk
Can t von read,
"Yee, and make my
eyes and head ache. It's perfectly
provoking of your brother to go and
get siok just while we'ro on our
honeymoon. He should have moro
consideration. Ralph, there's the
carriage; you'll make the horses
.hurry, dear, won't you? Oh-" and
toe poor little bride was a'one, with
the prospect of a lonely afternoon to
herself, which prospect, in a large
hotel in a city where one doesn't know
a 60U?, and when one is a bride ou
one's honeymoon, is not an enviable
one, as any nubiased person will ad
mit. The br.de of three weeks sat
down in a hopeless sort of way on the
broad veranda overlooking tho hotel
gronnds. She wearily turned over
the list of guests, which au attentive
waiter had put into her hand, without
the least sign of interest in its con
tent?. Suddenly au exclamation es
"Air. and Mrs. Clifford Dunnels!"
she said, half aioud. "Mrs. Dun
nes 1 So that is the reason of his
silence, and here I've been torment
ing myself about him-picturing his
grief at my fickleness, his ancor, his ;
dospair-only to And him married, iu
the same hotel in which I am spending
my honeymoon. Oh, Cliff, what a
goose I've been to spoil my new hap
piness by. worrying over you! I
might have known that the affection
of hgb.% gray eyes and . fair hair
wouldn't stand the test of two years'
absence from the beloved object, any
more thm-than a schoolgirl of sev
enteen knows when Ehe is really ia
love. What fun it will bo to meet
him ! Some confusion on both sides
-mutual congratulations-'Allow me
to present my wife'- *Mr. Dunnels,
my husband'-perfectly glorious 1 Oh,
I can see it all 1" And leaning back
?J-UM W, J.1
to enjoy the scene in her mind's eye.
When she opened them again, the
look of amused enjoymont gave place
to one of surprise, for a few paces
away from her, leisurely smoking a
cigar, stood unmistakably the mau of
her thoughts. She started up. Tam
ing at tb i.? sound, the object ot her
? gaze beheld the girl whom of all per
sons on earth he WM lea.it anxious to
see. Edith stepped towards him v th
..Why, Clifford Dunnels I"
While on her face was a look of
pleasure, anda gleam of mischief, too,
on his was expressod amazement min
gled with embarrassment. Her quick
eye and ear took in the situution at
.Tva one on you, dear old chum !"
was her mental ejaculation. "I know
your little secret, and mine is safe
until Ralph comes back." Mr. Dun -
nels, hastily throwing away his oigar,
took her proffered hand, while the
embarrassment deepened on his faoe
a? sh9 gaye his hands a soft pressure,
atm said with a well feigned little
accent of tenderness, "Oh, Cliff, I
cannot tell you how glad I am to seo
..Why, Edith, who in the world
wonld have thought of seeing you
here !" he managed to exclaim.
"Ditto? sir; I'm overcome with
astonishment. But I'm perfectly de
lighted to see you, too. I'm all alone
this afternoon. My guardian angel"
-("if he wants?to think I mean my
chaperon, it's not my fault," she
whispered to her conscience)-"had
to go and see a siok brother, and I
didn't know what I could do to pass j
the time. But now.that fate has so j
kindly sent you in my way, you must,
you positively must amuse me. And
to think I haven't seen you for three
whole' years ! I've so much to tell you
and ask you that it will take hours!
And these beautiful grounds have just
the loveliest places, where we can be
all to ourselves. Do you see that
large linden ? Let's go there."
Dunnels helplessly followed the
pretty tyrant, with a remorseful
thought of his bride left alone up
stairs with a blinding headache. He
turned to his companion with au ex
cuse at thc end of his tongue, but now
she was tripping ahead with the airy
grace of a nymph, and crying gaily,
..Hurry, Cliff! Do come and look!
Here are some of the dearest little
ducks. See, aren't they canning?"
Her clear silvery laugh rang out
with the musical ring he remembered
so well, when the girl before him wa3
a budding woman of seventeen, and
he a slender youth of twenty, her de
voted slave. The excuse died on his j
lip?, and he joined in her laugh, as the
mother duck, with angry, startled
quacks, led her seminary of downy
ducklings away to the pond, gleaming
silver blue through the trees.
"Edith, yon are as much of a child
as ever. I thought three years would
eorely make a young lady cf you."
"Never 1 I shall never be anything
bnt a child, I fear. But come, sit down
by me here ;" and then, as he sat down
oa ibo rusti? bench beside her,
.'doesn't it seem like old times to be
together once more? Now I am pre
pared to hear all the news. Pray tell
me, sir, what have yon been doing for
tho past three years-since I bade you
a tearful farewell?"
With genuine interest she followod
the recital of his varied experiences
battles hardly won, obstacles over
come with difficulty, and ultimate
feuccess; while Duooeis forgot time,
place, circumstances, everything in
the pleasure ot answeriag her eager
questions, tad ia a?kmg news oi old
scenes and mutual friends. She told
him the history of her life during his
three years' absence, carefully omit
ting all that might lead him to suspect
a ohange in her circumstances. Aa
often ns he attempted to lead np to
the faofc of his marriage, with her
quick woman's intuition of what was
coming, she interrupted him with an
other question. Neyer had she been
so gay, so animated, and it was with
out effort, too, for she really delighted
in living over the past in company
with her handsome old playmate.
For some time their talk was merely
euch as might have passed between any
two old friends, and they both enjoyed
it thoroughly ; but Edith did not
intend to let her old sweetheart off
without some puuishmeut. Seeing his
careful avoidance of teador topics, she
interrupted him in a description of
lifo iu South Africa, aud then with a
sudden change of tone, said: "fes,
Cliff, you men have much the best of
it in a case of this kind." What kind,
he was left to infer. "When you are
compelled to leave the girl you like,
though it may be a wrench at first,
you have so much to do and to think
about, your lives are so full, that yon
have but little time to grieve ; while
we poor women have to s^ay at home
with no absorbing work lo bury our
selves and our troubles ID, with noth
ing to do but to count the minutes and
wish they would fly faster. Now while
you havo been out in a fur off laud,
like Ulysses, winning wealth and glory
(and a coat of tan too, Caff, which is
very becoming 1) I like poor, patient
Penelope have been spinning-"
"Yarns, PH wager 1" he interrupted,
laughingly, "for they're the only
things I ever heard of your spinning."
She joined iu his laugh, but added
severely: "Your levity is unseemly,
sir, when it spoils such a line compari
son. But seriously, I do wonder
sometimes," 6ho weet on, getting
pathetic, "how I have stood the last
three years-without you, I mean.
But I don't believe you have oared one
bit, Cliff j" And she shot a challengo
from hep- blue eyes into his gray ones.
-, -*%F.5i*>* IV .Ha, Tvoa Qhpnt.tr> -mfeU.?.
hascy remonstrance, waen the realiza
tiou of his position came to him, and
he remained silent.
"You say 'Edith' just as you used
to say it when I tormented you so,
when we were-children. 1 never
j used to like my name uutil you told
me you thought it pretty. Than,
.whenever you would say it, 1 used to
think it was the very prettiest name
in the world."
She said all this with a little droop
of her head which struck a ohill to
Clifford Dunnol's heart. The conver
sation wa3 plainly becoming danger
ous. What should he do? Edith
evidently believed in the reality of hiB
attachment for her, and meant to re
sume their relations at the point where
they had been broken off when he went
to South Africa, to seek the fortune
whioh was to win the favor of her
guardian. A year's absence had calmed
his youthful ardor, and six months'
companionship with the pretty daugh
ter of his employer had given rise to
another attachment which he realized
was the grand passion of his manhood,
and not the impulsive affection ot
youth. Thero had been no corre
spondence between himself and Edith,
according to the mandate of her
guardian. It would have been an easy
matter to write her the news of his
marriage, but to tell it to her with her
eyes looking into his was a task before
which he quailed. If she still loved
bim, how could he bear to see her
radiant face overclouded by the story
of his faithlessness?
He stole a look at her, and his heart
failed him. She was sitting on a limb
of the linden, now, her hands at her
side lightly touching the tree, and one
little arched foot idly drawing figures
on the ground, while a smile curved
her rosy, wilful mouth. She wore a
dark blue skirt, aud a blue and white
shirt waist, with high white collar and
blaok satiu tie; this, with a blue
walking hat and natty ?loather bolt,
completed a rather masculine costume,
which suited to perfeotion the trim,
slender 'figure. The sunlight glit
tered through tho,' branches, and
gleamed upon her bronze colored'hair,
which waved in a wealth of ripples
about her small, well-shaped head.
Clifford felt the old witohery coming
over him, when suddenly he seemed
to see the picture of a dear form, tall
and willowy ; one, who, womanly in
everything, never affected the man
nish mode of dressing, but preferred
soft, clinging stuffs and dainty laces;
one who was the light and happiness
of his life. lu place of the imperious
dark blue eyes he seemed to see a
pair of warm brown ones, whose every
glance told of a tender, affectionate
nature. Then he said with a good
deal of emphasis :
"1 think it is one of the sweetest
names in the world."
"One of the sweetest? You used to
say it was the very eweetest. Now,
Cliff, I believe some one has wheedled
you into saying her name is the sweet
est. Villain, speak !" with mock trag
Ho felt that his opportunity had
"Well, you see, ofter the 'senior
partner came out to Johannesburg I
used to go to his house a good deal,
iwd he-you see, had a daughter,
"I thought so ! What was her name,
''So! And yon consider that old
ftthioned name prettier than Edith? j
I don't admire your taste, sir! Do
yo o' remember the verses you scribbled
oo my autograph fan'"
Hie golden opportunity for confes
sion was lost, and he looked down at
her in a disheartened sort of way, as
he answered abstractedly :
"No, I've forgotten them."
Her eyes glanced up afc him with a
world of reproach in their blue denths.
"Have you really, Cliff? Aud'they
were BO pretty."
He felt compunction seize him.
"Oh, yes, I do remember them
now!" he interrupted. "Don't they
go something like this?
"3ho who comes to mo and pleadoth,
In the lovely mmu of Edith,
Shall aot fall of what is wnntel.
Edith means 'tho blessed'- therefore
All that sho may wish cr caro for
Will, when bast lor her, bo granted."
"There, 1 knew yon couldn't hava
forgotten them. Aren't they pretty'
I'm so glad my name means 'tho
blessed and really-her face lighted
up-"it seems to fit in my case, -now,
at any rata ; for I have always wished
to travel, and here I am in this beauti
ful place, with the one I caro for most
on earth !"
Hor eyes glowed, and Dunnels, not
dreaming that she might refer to any
one but himself, was stricken with
horror at having allowed her to make
such a confession. He nerved himself
with an effort, but Edith, pitying his
confusion, and feeling that she had
gone so far that explanations must in
evitably follow unless suo mado a
diversion, rose hurriedly aud said:
"Listen, Clift! Don't you hear tho
Cliff did not, nor did she, but with
out waiting for his answer sho hurried
toward the hotel. Dunnels, cursing
his evil genius, followed her. Sho
had used this ruse as a means of escapa
and felt rather conscience stricken for
the trick ; but in a moment all her
qualms vanished, for in a carriage just
entering the courtyard sho perceived
her husband. At the sumo moment
Dunnels, glancing towards the ver
anda, saw his wife seated afc one end,
alone. She looked iu calm surprisa nt
him and the girl at his side. Edith,
noting the look, smiled to herself, and
turning quickly to Dunnelp, said,with
a meaning glanco toward the veranda:
"You'd better hurry, Cliff:; your
wife is waiting for yon !"
He started with amazement.
"You knew, then?"
"Yes. Wasn't I clever to. mislead
yon so?" Then, alter another glance
at Mrs. Dunuels: "?eally. Cliff, I
must admire your taste. She is a's
sweet as-candy. I'm awfully glad
for yonr sake, old chum ; lei me con
With a world of relief on his face,
Dunnels warmly grasped the hand she
held out, but flushed holly at her next
.Tm very pleased and all that, you
know, but I think you might have let
me know before. How long eiucc?"
with another interrogatory glance.
"Not very long-a few weeks-we're
on our honeymoon now-"
"Why, how odd !" she exclaimed in
mock surpriEe. "Two bridegrooms in
handsome mau just getting uuu of that
carriage? Well, he's on his. honey
"Very odd!" Clifford began, when a
look at hor roguish faco stopped him,
and he finished by saying: "Why,
Edith, you little hypocrite ! I really
believe you are-you must bc-"
A wave of crimson swept over her
foce, and ehe hastened towards the
man who had just alighted from tho
carriage ; but ns Danuols stood staring
after her, with perplexity written on
every line of his face, Bb.o threw a
charming look over her shoulder at
"You're right, I am," she suid.
Wonders of Insect Fecundity.
Away back in 1850 tho peoplo of
East Prussia had a little experience
with an imported insect which re
minds us of the growth of the English
sparrow pest. Thero wa3 a yonug
entomologist living near Cheroa who
had exchanged some insect cocoons
with a brother bugfancier. Those
obtained in exefcango by tho Cherou
student were cocoons of tho insect
known to tho entomologists as Laparis
monacha. In duo course of time a
male and a female Laparis broke their
silky ooverings and came out to
breathe the Prussian air. The young
student.figured that in the future ho
would go out and pick hisown Laparis
coooons, and accordingly he gave the
inseots their liberty. The patch of
woods into which they were turned to
pasture comprised 30,000 acres and
was one of the finest preserves in that
country. It was April when Mr. and
Mrs. Laparis tried their wings for tho
first time, but by September their
progeny had so increased that the air
was full of insects. By October of the
following year there was not a live
sprig.in that forest of 30,000 acres,
the entire wood having been converted
into a desert covered with lifeless tree
trunks. During tho eighteen months
which elapsed between the time when
the insects were turned loose and the
last date mentioned, when tho forest
was pronounced a completo ruin, the
peoplo of tho vicinity had collected
and burned 600 pound's or 900,000,000
single eggs, and had destroyed more
than 3,000,000 fully matured moths !
How is that for insect lecuudity?
English Lawyers' Fees.
In England there are many fees to
be paid by tho unhappy clieut of a
lawyer that aro unknown here in
America. There is a retaining fee,
which is one guinea and a half-crown
to tue clerk besides tho brief fee,
which is moro important. Then thero
is the "refresher" of the leader and
the "refreshers" of the subordinate
lawyers. In England the leader's re
froshor, which is due after five hourn,
the brief fee being supposed to cover
only the getting up of tho case, is ten
guineas or a little over 350, while $25
must bo paid the lesser lawyers.
A Queen's Pocket Pistol.
Thero is a large old run on Dover
Heights, England, popularly known
ns "Queen Elizabeth's Pocket Pistol."
It waB cast at Utreoht in 1514, and
was presented by tho States General
to Queen Elizabeth. It is twenty-four
feet Jong, and finely ornamented with
figures iu bas-relief.
During his entire career Stradiv?r .
ins mado from 6'JOO lo 7000 violins.
Few of these were sold for more than
?25 during his life. Now some of them
command ?10,000 each.
PLAGUE AND FAS!INK AUK DE
VASTATING THIS COUNTRY.
Millions of Victims-Disposition of
tito Dead-A French Doctor's
? T'AMINE is carrying off its mill
1==/ ions of victims in India, and
I the plague is not only ravag
6 ing that land, but is begin
ning to cast its shadow over the world,
says the New York Journal.
In well-fed America we can hear of
the hungry millions with a pity not
unmixed with satisfaction that we are
otherwise. Eut no nation or class is
above thc fear of the plague germ. It
can travel round the earth in a thou
sand different receptacles, is insensi ble
to climate, and, nttnokinj invisibly,
brings wholesale deaih.
Pingue and famine are co-operating
in a way that must make the best ef
forts of officials and scientists seem
hopeless. The irrigation tanks, very
numerous in Northern India, have
been reduced by drought to stagnant
puddles, and these have been con
verted by diseased men and animals
into inexhaustible sources of conta
gion. The prevalence of famine has
forced the people to eat the most pu
trid of iood, which in in many cases
infected by diseased rats and .insects.
The native quarter of Bombay is
practica'Jy deserted. It is strewn
with deeerted bodies, and its condi
tion menaces an epidemic in the Euro
pean quarter. The death rate among
the natives has grown so high that it
is impossible to keep a reliable record.
The country for hundreds of miles
around Bombay is ravaged by plague
and famine. Tho large port of Kara
chi is very badly infected.
The most borriblo spectacle in Bom
bay is presented by ?he Towers of Si
lence, the Parsee burial places on the
Malabar Hill. The Parsees are firo
worshippers, and th?' most industrious
TOWER OF SILENCE, BE81
and prosperous native community in
When a Parsee dies his friends con
vey his body to one of the Towers ot
Silence, which arc clustered together
in a garden. After the mourners
comes a man leading a white dog, the
emblem ot faithfulness, followed by the
priests. The procession ascends tho
tower, in which a sacred fire is always
kept burning. At tho top is a plat
form, on whioh the body is left. No
sooner have the people withdrawn
than a flock of vultures, which have
been hovering about descends. In ten
minutes they pick off every particle of
flesh, and at tho end of three weeks
tho friends return and deposit the
bleached skeleton ina central well.
Tho scenes on the banks of the
Ganges, tho sacred ?river of India, are
awful. In the neighborhood ol Ben
ares, the metropolis of Brahmanism,
they reach their culmination. To die
here in the waters of the sacred river
A HINDOO DOCTOR TREATING A PLAQUE
is to make sure of future blessedness.
Of the millions who are starving, ns
many as possible crowd here to perish
in the shrinking and polluted stream.
Benares is famous i or its burning ghat
by tho river where where tho Hindoos
cremate their dead, but this has long
been choked up.
Among the photographs of Indian
scenes reproduced here may be noted
tho Hindoo doctor treating a patient.
Bis entire medical outfit is a small box
which he curries in his hand, and Eu
ropeans say that ho is worse than use
It is announced that a remedy for
Ibo plague has been discovered by a
French physician. An antitoxic serum
prepared on similar principles to that
used in diphtheria has been employed
The Health Departments of New
York and Brooklyn are now in posses
sion of millions of germs of the
plagno. These aro capable of spread
ing the disease throughout the land,
but it is hardly necessary to say that
they ure properly secured. The bac
teriologists of these cities have the
bacilli and the knowledge necessary to
enable them to prepare the anti-toxio
Tho pioneer in the treatment of the
bubonic plague appears to be Dr.
Yersiu, a physician in the French co
lonial service. Ho is not thirty yonrs
o? ago, r.ud has perhaps performed a
service which will rank himambngthc
greute.-t scientific benefactors of hu
manity. The Bombay authorities Imvo
requested him to visit that city, audit
is propable that he will do so.
A correspondent who hus just re
turned from Cochin Chiua describes
Dr. Yersiu nnd his work. Ile isa man
of interesting appearance, thin
and of middle height. He has a
lou*' face, wrinkled. Dy the East'
era cl i mn te and hard work in the
laboratory. His bair and beard are
cut abort, and be is full of life, intel
ligence and enterprise. Hero is Dr.
Yersin'B description of the plague from
personal observation :
"The.disease presents the chemical
characteristics of the bubonic plague
of the Middle Ages. The outbreak is
sudden, after an incubation of four
j and one-half to six days. It is accom
panied by oomplete prostration. The
sufferer is attaoked by a high fever,
often accompanied by delirium. The
first day a bubo-generally one only
-appears. In seventy-five cases out
of one hundred it is in tho groin, in
ten caEes ont of one hundred in the
"In the case of the plague reum a
sterilized broth containing the dead
bodies of the bacilli is used. This
is injected daily into a horse, which
in the 6pace of two weeks be
comes immunized against the plague.
The serum of the horse's blood is then
drawn off and serves as a preventative
of or remedy for the plague in man."
The plague appeared in China in
1896, and Dr. Yersin immediately went
there. Ho started at Canton, but the
Chinese population did not wish to be
treated by a European physioian.
But an acoident won him the day.
Three seminaries of tho Catholio mis
sioo at Canton fell siok of the plague.
DrJTersin treated them and saved all
of them. He then went to Amdy,
where he treated twenty-three persons
and saved twenty one. He had then
no more serum, but he converted a
large part of the population. When
he left Amoy they gave him an ovation.
Th?] Hon Pao, a Chinese newspaper,
.devoted an article to the praise of Dr.
Yersin and concluded by saying :
"Is not this a divine art? Who will
darjs to say that Hoa-to has not re
turned to earth again?" Hoa-to, it
shofcld be explained, is a celebrated
Chiiaese doctor who lived 2000 years
ago, and has been turned "into a god.
The first man in this country to re
ceive a supply of the bacilli was Pro
fessor J. T. Wilson, bacteriologist of
UM PLA.CE CF THE DEAD.
I the Brooklyn Health Department.
They were obtained from Dr. Yersin
by a surgeon in the navy, who brought
them to this country.
In the BrooklynHealth Department
a Journal reporter had the satisfaction
of examining a few dead bacilli of the
plague under a microscopo and of
gazing at a patch of living ones re
posing on gelatine in a test tube.
What will bo dono to protect New
York in case of the arrival of an in
fected ship is an important question.
Dr. Alvah H. Doty, the Health Officer
of the Port, says that he is fullv pre
pared for such an emergency. He has
representatives at Suez, Naples and
other ports, who will warn him by
cable of infected ships.
It will be hard for the bubonic
plague to como into New York on the
body or clothing of any human being.
This port has now the most perfect
and modern disinfecting apparatus in
existence. It would be impossible for
the germs of any disease to pass
through it and remain alive.
This apparatus has been constructed
under tho supervision of Dr. Doty.
lt is installed on the steamboat James
W. Wadsworth, which is stationed at
Quarantino ready at any moment to
get up steam and proceed to the dis
infection of suspected persons or
ships. Dr. Doty's principal assistants
are Dr. l'Eommedieu and Mr. Skinner.
Dieinfection is enforced on persons
from abroad at the discretion of the
Health offioer. It will certainly be
enforced on all coming from India or
other ports from which the germs of
the dreaded plague are liable to be
The Wadsworth is a marvel of sci
entific ingenuity in its fittings. Tho
upper deck is given up to the disin
fecting plant. A series of compart
ments begins forward and ends aft.
They are entirely lined with galvan
ized iron, coated with white enamelled
paint, and incapable of allowing any
liquider other substance to escape. The
man suspected of harboring germs en
ters these chambers with all his porta
A FAKIR SACRIFICING imWBIiV V )
GODS TO WARD OFF FAWNE.
ble belongings, and both of them
emerge free from any germs which
they may have carried on them. There
remains tho possibility, of conree, thai
the mau may huvo them in him.
The orew o? tho Wadsworth undergo
thu tu tu i process ot disinfection as tbe
crew and passengers of ' an infected
ship. After the work of disinfection
is over the compartments ore washed
out with copious water and a solution
ot bichloride of mercury. All tho
drainings must ran out .brough tho
A LITS CANNIBAL KING.
His Residence a Structure Composed
of Human Bones.
Okirika is situated about twenty
five miles from Bonny and in tho route
to New Calabar, Africa. When the
THE CANNIBAL KINO OP OKIRIKA.
protectorate treaties were being
signed, making the deltas of the Niger
a British protectorate, Ibaniteuku,
the King, and his chiefs refused to
countenance the terms set forth there
in, and for several years gave Sir
Claude Macdonald a vast amount of
trouble from time to time, as the
tribe held some of the principal oil
markets in tho district. When the
Bonny men or Now Calabar men went
to trade with the Okirikas their prop
erty was frequently seized, and mur
der invariably followed, the heads of
the victims being carried off to adorn
the "Ja Ju" house. Early last June
Mr. Moor, the British Consul-General,
sent them an ultimatum, says the
Illustrated London News, demanding
tho King shonld be handed over to
him, and also that the "Ju Ju" house
be destroyed, or he would bombard
their town. Up till the last day of
tho timo allowed in the ultimatum
they refused to come to terms, so Mr.
Moor proceeded in the Government
yacht Ivy. with 150 troops and three
launches, to Okirika. After about
twenty minutes' bomba
chiefs came out in their
white flags. Some troop? -
(landed, who, without c
I f.kW^?--^- "?LlL.?5'! h .
was then handed over, E. . T. /
turned to Bonny with*' : . fey
hours of the time of d
itsuku was made a s!
conveyed to Degam* \?uo itu??.
ate's convict settlement), but later .
succeeded in making his escape. The
Okirikas at presont are ossuming a
more peaceful attitude and trade be
tween them fiourishos accordingly.
Tho Oldest Poslmas'.er.
Joseph Strode of Mifflin County,
Penn., is the oldest postmaster in the
United States. That is to say, the
oldest in continuous service, for Mr.
Strode has held his position of master
of mails at Strode's Milla since 1845,
despito the changes of administra
tions, political upheavals, war and the
Joseph Strode is in his eighty
second year and is the prido aud the
(Oldest Postmaster in tho United Staten.)
joy of the Postoffice Department in
Washington, which placed his picture
in the government display at the
The Danger of Tnbercnlosis From Milk. I
The apprehension whioh exists in '
the public mind regarding the danger
of receiving the contagion of tuber
culosis from infected milk seems to
require that wo refer to the subject. '
i'hat tho danger oxists is np longer j
denied, but tbat it is sometimes over- I
estimated is also true. The danger is I
evidently greatest when tho udder is I
atlcctod and it is then a very grave
danger. Furtunately, tho cases in
which tbo udder becomes afiected are
not numerous; in only seven percent,
of the animals coudemncd and killed
by us was there any disease detected
iu the udder.-Ueport of a Connecti
The first geography priuted in this
country was compiled hy Jedediah
Moss, and publishe I iu 1791, for the
j t<6e of schools. Thc attempts at maps
in this publication was extremely
! crude, and gave a very imperfect idea
! of the outlines of the countries they
; were supposed to represent. It is said
I that only twenty-five or thirty opios
j of this work aro now iu existence.
I Boston G loue.
New Frc ach Nickels.
The new nickel coins to be minted
! m Fra tico arc to ba piercod with a
hole through which they may bc
strung lil:? Cbiueso ca?h. The ohjoot
is to prevent their being pawed on the
iguoruut loi coiu of superior value,
PET EIRE HORSE.
CLEVEREST ANIMAL IN THE NEW
Ho Foll While Going to a Fire Re
cently, Sustaining Permanent
Injury-Some of Ills Var
WHEN Driver George Burns
of 10 truok, whose house
is at Fulton and Ouurch
streets, was off duty on
Wednesday night, says the New York
Sun, the truok answered a fire call at
Albany and Greenwich streets with tho
fire horses Frank, Sailor and Baby
hitched to the machine- Just as the
truok turned the corner sharply Baby
lost his footing on the slippery pave
ment and fell heavily on his left hip.
The firemen got him upon his feet
again with difficulty, and after a slow
and painful journey, with Frank and
Sailor doing all the work, the truck
got back to the fire house. Baby was
unhitched, and in obedience to Captain
Binns'a command laid down ou the
straw ia tho stall. Tho men bathed
tho injured hip with hot water, while
the horse Hoked their hands and
rubbed hi3 Dose affectioaately OD their
shoulders. TobiD, the big'rowD collie
that shared the same stud with Baby
as sleeping quarters, au 1 also shared
his daily meal of soft feed, laid down
Dear the stall and yelped mourofully.
Baby was laid off after tbat as an
invalid, and hi* place in active service
was taken by Sniffles, a veteran fire
horse. The firemen took turns in
nursing him. The news of his iajury
spread in the neighborhood, and huu
dredu came to see him, for Baby is
known to thousands of the residents of
tho extremo lower end of tho city, and
in the department he has the reputa
tion ot being the cleverest of all the
splendid animals in the service.
Everybody in the station boneo was
disconsolate yesterday moraiag when
Superintendent Myers of the training
department of the Fire Department
came down from the training stables
at Amsterdam nv3DU<? aud Niuety
Diath street and told Captain Binas
that Baby would never again be able
to do active service. He said that the
horse's injury was a semi dislocation
of the hip, and that while he hoped to
be able to cure him so he could walk,
tho animal would never be able to
craw a truck again. Au ambulance of
the Society for the Prevention of Cru
elty to Animals drove up and Baby
was led into it and taken to the
training department, where he will be
put ia a sling and kept ia aa upright
positioa while the hip is set aad knit
ting. The treatment will take weeks
to effect even a partial cure.
titr.ix orovded around ts. tri.sfc honee j
to #atch Bahy-i deportare, tirfefb he j
r\ VT vidi ne .. :.. ?;<. \
v bo "*u3 b?ok -...y ?ii ?.>cnt !
Bt?hy yeswrday. 'IV? h.*?*," b<* j
great macy mea." Thea ne told of
Baby's accomplishments aad wiaaiag
Baby was a dapple gray, sixteen
bands high, and was pioked up at a
sale at the Bull's Head Market. He
turned out to be what Superintendent
Mjcra calls a lucky find. Ho displayed
his affection ".to nature immediately.
He was numbered 624, and was re
ceived hy Captain Binna on November
25, 1889, aud is aow eighteen years
old. His dooility was so great that it
was fouad ia a few days that it wasn't
necessary to fasten him in the stall
like the other horses, and he aud
Tobio, who goos to all the downtown
fires, struck up a fast friendship.
Everybody called him Baby from the
start, and as he would answer to a
whistle he soon got the freedom of the
stables. He waadered aroaad, rab
biog up against the firemen, aad often
going out into the streets. He was
very fond of candy, aud one day he
walked out of tho house and up to tho
sandy stand kept by an old mau along
side tho railiag of St. Paul's church
yard. He ate up half a dollar's worth
of sweets ia the temporary absence of
the staodkeoper. The firemen made
good this loss, and used to buy him
candy regularly. Baby was fond of
apples, too, and he was clever at catch
ing them ia his mouth whea tossed to
him. Firemea would stand tea feet
away aud toss them with considerable
speed at Baby's head. Baby would
catch the apples, DO matter how fast
they came or how hard they were
He would lift his front foot aad put
it ia a fireman's hand at the request to
shake hands and would lie down at
word of command, aud become mo
tionless when ordered to "die." He
wculd also kueel at word of command.
He had the greatest affection for Cap
tain Binns, who broke him ia for fire
service, aad for Baras, his regular
driver, aad used to trot np to them
aad try to bite the buttoas off theil
uaiform coats. He did this slyly and
thought it was great fun.
Citizens used to visit the fire housG
regularly to feed him candy, aad espe
cially to get Baby to play ball with
apples. A cigar dealer oame every
evening excepting Sunday with three
carrots for Baby's supper. The women
folks fed him lamps of sugar.
Baby knew all these friends by
sight, aud used to walk out of his stall
to meet them. If any of them came
without bringing him anything, Baby
would wait a while, anxiously, and
when the expected gift was not forth
coming, he would go up behind the
visitor aud strike him with his head
as a reminder that he didn't want to
be forgotteu. Baby used to go out for
exercise ia Fulton street every evea
iog. He had his own idea of how fast
he ought to go. A fireman used to
walk ont with him. If he thought
tho fireman set too slow a pace, he
would push him ia the back. Some
times for a joke the mea would pur
posely walk very fast. Baby would
trot after them, grab them firmly by
the shoulder and bring them to a
standstill. He would stop them in
this way over and over agaia until they
settled down to what he considered
the proper pace for exercise.
Tcaclilug Untier 1);iii lillies.
A married woman in Calhoun Coun
ty., Mich., teaches a district school at
$10 a month, boards herself aad does
the janitor work.
MOTHERS READ THIS.
1 For Flatulent Colic, Diarrhoea, Dysen
tery, Nausea, Coughs, Cholera In
fantum, Teething Children, Cholera (
Tiorbas, Unnatural Drains from,
the Bowels, Pains, Griping, Loss of t
Appetite, Indigestion and all Dis
eases of tho Stomach and Bowels. ]
PITT'S CARMINATIVE e
'ls thc standard. It carries children over'
thc critical period of teething, and(
is recommended hy physicians as.
the friend of Mother*, Ad ulta and'
Children. It ls pleasant to thc taste, (
end never fails to pivo bitisfaction.
A few doses will demonstrad its su
perlative virtues. Price, 25 its. per<
bottle. For salo by druggists.
J HOW TO MEND CHINA.
Take a very thick solution of gum
arabic and water and stir it into plas
ter of paris until the mixture becomes
a viscous paste. Apply it with a brash
to the fractured edges and stick them
together. In three days tho artiole
cannot be broken at tho same place.
The whiteness of this cement render*
it doubly valuable.
USES OF SULPHUR.
Sulphur is one ono of the best pre?
ventives of mould. Mould is a plant
that should be killed as soon as possi
ble, and when it is observed in pan
try, kitchen or closet, shut the door
tightly, pat an iron ?pan or small pot
in a large vessel of water, so there will
bo no chance of fire, and place them
in the centre of tho room. Put a
shovelful of hot coals in tho pan, then
drop half a pound of sulphur over
them and leave the room. Let the
fumigating go on for two or throe
hours.-New York Tribune.
KEEP IN THE PAKTBY
A few cans of good soup for emerg
Fresh celery seed for salads, when
celery is scarce.
Canned mushrooms for sauoes and
A nice sandwich mixture that can be
quickly prepared with gravy stock or
butter for hasty luncheons.
Canned lobster for salads and canned
tongue for serving cold, and potted
chicken for slicing or making sand
A svypjy ??C ??.'ly arr: cr-soo-.
late rM.-'Ujrc?-, ?1*2., for :h3 Ussfcy prep"
ara? 'cr i>< --/o: &akj?s *r -i j?? -Hu .
rn^Wa wd??dpox. 1 .r>siJ
?oyino?} by ar. J-gaswr.fi -svomm.." ?fc
tu? ~..-. -- ii-. - a ...i?v Steou
hon ie and purchased a quantity of the
beeds known as Job's tears.^-TJiese
grow in India and resemble smanY
pearly gray shelK These seeds she
threaded upon gray linen spool
thread, cut in lengths to reaoh from
the floor to the small brass rod whiob
extended across tue upper part of the
doorway. The seeds were pui on with
spaces about one and a half inches left
between. The needle must not be too
coarse, beoanse if too large an open*
ing is made through the seed for the
thread to fill, the seed will afterward
slip. The thread should draw throngh
the seed rather hard. Of course a
knot was made to hold the first seed,
after which they were simply strung
in place, and as a string was finished
it was tied to the rod, beginning at
one side of the doorway. This pre*
vented the threads from becoming
tangled by tying.
After a sufficient number of threads
had been finished to fill two-thirds of
the doorway, several shorter threads
were strung and tied along the middle
space. A pair ol horns was then
placod above the middle of the door*
way and these shorter thresds were
caught up in a careless shover, over
the horns. The effect was be titer than
thai; usually attained by filling the
entire doorway with full-length
The strings did not tangle readily,
as might be supposed thoy would ; the
labor of preparing is light and pleas
ant, and the result attain ?d is in e ver v
way desirable.-New England Home
Stewed Chestnuts, Cream Sauoe
! Remove the shells from a quart of large
' chestnuts blanch as almonds and cook
in salted water until soft. Drain and
pour over a white sance made as foi
the boiled cod", but minus the oysters.
German Cakes-Cream-half pound ol
sugar and the same of bunter together ;
add the yolks of six eggs well beaten ;
three-quarters of a pound of flour, and
a tablespoonful of rose flavoring ; roll
out, out in fanoy shapes and bake in a
quick oven. Frost if desired.
Dook Terrapin-Chop enough cold
duok to fill two oups ; add one cold
boiled sweetbread if convenient. Blend
a quarter of a cup of butter with two
teaspoonfuls of oornstaroh, and pour
over it one oup of hot cream ; add
saltspoonful of salt and dust of pep
per ; add the duok and sweetbread, and
heat five minutes. Just before serv
ing add the beaten yolks of two eggs.
Orange Wafers-Two egg?, beaten,
with one oup sugar ; add one-half cup
butter, stirred to a cream, one-half
cup milk, the grated rind of halt an or
ange and one and one-half cups flour,
through whioh one tablespoonful bak<
ing : powder has been sifted. Drop
small spoonfuls on buttered paper and
bake in a quick oven. When cold dip
in the following glaze and lay on but
Indian Pound Cake-Sift haifa pint
of fine yellow meal and one-fourth pint
of flour with a teaspoonful of baking
powder. Mix with it one-quarter of
a grated nutmeg and a teaspoonful of
oinnamon. Stir to a cream one-fourth
pound butter with one-fourth pound
sugar, add one-fourth teacupful milk.
Beat four eggs very light, stir them
into the ' utter and sugar, a little at a
time in turn with the meal. Bake one
hoar and a half. Excellent if catea