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THOS. 1 ADAMS. PROPRIETOR.
EDGEE?ELD, S. C., THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 1892.
VOL. LVII. NO. 13.
BITTER AND SWEET.
?he apple that grows the highest Is tho be*
upon the tree;
The rose that ls most fragrant always ha3
the sharpest thorn;
Tho pearl that ls the purest lice within the
And the deeds that live the longest are Of
"lardes! efforts born!
The love that's won too lightly is not treas
ured as a gem;
Tb i words that flow too freely ?ever have
Mau appreciates his blessings if ho has to
strive for thom,
But he navor knows their value if they're
passed up on a plate.
A HARROW ESCAPE.
HE last time I had
seen Charlie Itudge
was years ago, when
I bade him good
bye on the platform
of the station of the
little town where
we both lived, and
he had shouted as
the train moved
away that he would
write in the course
of a day or two. I
well-a seedy look
ing ?gure in a well worn brown over
coat, a rather dirty collar round his
throat, and an old topper that had
done duty for many a rainy day, and
was past ironing. A merry-hearted,
good-natured fellow was Budge ; ever
empty of pocket and open of heart;
rather weak-minded, und easily im
He never kept his promise of writ
ing, and for eight yoars I had heard
nothing of him, when, net long ago, a
rap came at my door, and in came
Cbarlio Budge, exclaiming :
"Hullo., old chap, how are you?"
"Budge ! Why, who on earth would
have thought of seeing you?"
"Didn't know you were in town,
old boy, or I'd have come before. Saw
your name in some paper the other
day and your address, ??o here I am."
As we talked over old times I ob
served him curiously, dust the samo
old Budge, with the alditiou of a
heavy moustache. His hat was exactly
like the same old topper, very napless;
bis collar might have been the iden
tical one he had on when I last saw
him, while his shirt front and frock
^oat wero rivaling eaoh other in de
cr??*iold age. I asked him to lunch.
could not stay, having a
most ?mpow^j eDgftgemenfc in the
city, where ufc it appeftr0(lt
to preside over i^s^of director?.
Th? i?mfl.?W li**?-A?
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know, old chi.o.U-we'L have/k rare
old tinte of ii. ?%. i
So T accepted. Then ho t*ld me lie
was engaged to a "fine gip*? oliLch?p.
Awfully lucky fellow to ?? her. When
nm I going to be marri**!? Not quite
sure, but between yqj/and me, I fanoy
I shall make a stroke of lack soon, and
then-oh, I say, you shall be 'best
man' you must* Amy'll be delightod.
She's a splendid girl. Money? Oh,
she's a bit down on ber luck now.
Clever girl, though.^ Does typewrit
ing-well, I must say good bye now.
Don't forget Thursday, old chap."
CH Thurs lay I went over to Brixton,
and after considerable wandering
reached a small back street and
knocked at a dingy door, which was
opened by a slatternly looking woman,
who showed me into a room where
mine host awaited me. A curtain
hung across this room, barely conceal
ing a bcd and washstand. - *
"How are you, old chap? Hope
you don't mind small diggings, but
they're awfully comfortable. Just one
room, you tee; I find it handier than
having a feparato bedroom-no fag
going from one room to tho other.
We'll have supper in a trice. Hope
yon don't mind a cold collation?"
The ' 'cold collation" ?hortly revealed
itself upon a grimy table doth, and
consisted of small meager slices of
cold beef, a bottle ot mixed pickles,
some bread and about three ounces of
"Mrs. Wilkins," cried Budge, as
that inestimable personage was leaving
the room after having laid the above
banquet and scattering rome knivcB
and forks promiscuously upon the
table, "we shall want ?.orno cottee,
please. Would you kindly get ns
some. You'll have some, won't you,
I nodded. Mrs. Wilkins stood with
her arms akimbo and scowled.
"Where's the money.Mister Budge?"
"Oh, certainly, certainly, Mrs.
Wilkins. Why, dear me, 'pon m/ sou]
I haven't got anything less than a
sovereign"-Mrs. Wilkins sniffed.
"Eh? Well, if you don't mind lend
ing me .a shilling, old boy. Thanis
Budge did the. honors of tho meal
in truly aristocratic style. He became
exceedingly .confiding :
"Now, old chap,. I'm going to tell
you a secret and put you on to a good
thing in the bargaiu. I've chummed
np lately with a fellow named Mars
worth, who's an awfully olever chap
?nd up to all sorts of tips. Well, he's
got r ie or two of us to go shares with
bim m v grand scheme. I'm not at
liberty to tell you exactly what it is,
but it's a big affair. He knows more
about tho ins and outs of company
promoting than I do, and he's just
started a syndicate for booming the
thing, and if you want a good invest
ment, I thmfc I can say it will pay you
nearly cent for cent; at any rate,
Marsworth says it ought to. I wouldn't
tell any one else, but for the sako of
old times I've given you the tip."
Somehow my soul did not yearn for
this tip, and I gave Budge distinctly
to understand, and urged this point
emphatically, that I was absolutely
short of spare cash.
"Well," ho Faid, "I'm sorry, for
you mischt have made a good thing
out of it. But let me tell you some
thing else. 31arsworth's put me on as
pecretary, and this morning be came
to me in rather a way; he'd made
aome technical mistake-just a little
legal slip, or something- and there
was only one way out of it-the sta
tures of the directors to some docu
mont or other ; I never bother about
these things, yon know. He'd got one
man to sign, and he wanted my name,
Then he oould raise capital at once,
and he's promised us both a hundred
pounds on Saturday. Did I sign '
Bather, my boy."
"But, is it all right?*'
"Oh, Mr. Marsworth's safe as nails,
and as honest as the day. He's been
awfully nice to me all along."
"Woll, I shouldn't touch that
"Not touch it? Worit I, though t
And I've had 200 6hcres allotted to mo
free, besides the post of secretary, and
soon, old fellow, you'll have to be
?best man,' for I'm going to have the
banns put up on Sunday week."
A few days after this I met Budge
in the city. He. was smartly dressed
and' told me that Marsworth had given
him the money, and also that he had
sold some of his shares for ?60 that
morning, "as a favor to a pal of mino,
old chap." Then about a week af ter
ward I had a letter from him saying
he had taken a houseand fixed the day
of the wedding.
Some few days had elapsed. It was
past midnight, and I was just think
ing of retiring, being the only one
up in the house, when a knook came
to the door. I carefully withdrew the
bolt and latoh. A man. with his coat
collar turned up, a muffler over his
face, and a hat slouched down over his
eyes dashed in, almost knocking me
down. For a moment I was staggered,
and then made a rush for the in
"Hush! For heaven's sako shut the
lt was Budge ! I shut and bolted
"What do you want?"
"Let me come into your study,
I took him there, and he threw him
self into a chair, exclaiming :
"I'm a hunted man. For tho sake
of our friendship, don't betray me. I
swear I'm innocent."
"What's the matter, Budge?"
"Maisworth! Forgery and embez
I bean to seo daylight.
"What, has ho turned out a fraud?"
"Yes ; and worse than that. I'm in
it, too. There's a warrant out against
The poor fellow began to soblnt
terly, and by degrees it all came out.
MarBworth had used him and the other
man as tools, neither of them having
the slightest idea what was really hap
pening/". Marsworth had known that
tho crash. jmugt_ come, and had pro
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friend who had bought them would
not grudge the money.
"But," said I, "you'll never get
abroad. "They'll look fot you at the
docks sooner than anywhere. Be
sides, you're not easily disguised."
"That's true,"hesaid; "andthey've
got my photo, I'm afraid."
Budge had a very striking profile,
his nose being a most prominent fea
"Look here," I exclaimed; "your
best plan is to make for the Conti
nent. How about going to Antwerp
or Holiaud, and getting a passage to
America"on a North German Lloyd?"
"Ah, that's a good thought. We'll
decide to morrow."
I gave him a shake-down for the
night and kept him concealed in my
study next day, taking in his meals
myself. He wrote a letter to. his
fiance, whom I promised to see next
day, and then wo decided that he
should take the 8.30 p. m. train from
Liverpool street to Harwich. ' He
shaved off his mustache an i stained
his eyebrows, and I managed to get
him a black wig. Bat nothing suificed
for that pro?le of his, and I warned
him to beware of exposing his face
too much. I also managed to rig him
out in some other clothes, and I gave
him a bag and sundry requisites.
"Now," I said, "I 6hall come down
and seo you off, so that I can go and
tell Miss Saunders you are ?afe. But
as 60on as we get to Liverpool street
we'll separate. Do not take any
further notice of mc. Go first class
-it's only a few shillings more ; get
in the carriage at once and sit on the
further side, roading a newspaper un
til the train starts."
He promised to observo all these
precautions carefully, and in due time
I found myself banging about the
platform at Liverpool street, appar
ently studying the boat train, but
really keeping my eyes fixed on a par
ticular compartment wherein sat
Budge. As luck would have it there
were few passengers that evening and
he had the compartment to himself.
The whistle eonnded, the train began
to move out of tho station, and I was
congratulating myself that -all had
gone well, when I saw Budge deliber
ately change his seat for the one
nearest the platform, exposing his
profile as he did so. At tho same in
stant a tall, well dressed individual,
who had been lounging about the
platform, raado a rush for the car
riage. Budge, catching sight of him,
"Stand away there!" shouted a
porter, catchiug a man by the arm,
just as ho was about to board tho
"You fool ?"cried the man, "I'm
a police officer. I should have nabbed
him if it hadn't been for you."
_ "Very 6orry, sir," said the porter.
"But you eau telegraph."
"Thank you for nothing," said the
detective, as he turned and rushed to
the telegraph office.
"Where will they catch him?" I
asked the porter.
"At Harwick, sir. The train doesn't
stop till then.''
I went to see Miss Saunders next
morning, introducing myself ns
Rudge's friend, and found her quito
broken-hearted, and vet just a little
bit hope'al at tho idea that he had
escaped. With deep pity for her I
was obliged to tell her what had hap
pened. It was the last stroke of grief
for her, and she burst into toars. In
vain I triod to cheer her with the hopo
that he might have escaped, after all.
"No, no. I'm sore they've got him,
and he'll go to prison. Ob, you don't
think he is a criminal, do you?"
"No, Miss Saunders; he's only very
weak. But he will have to suffer if he
is taken, and you must cheer him by
promising to be faithful to him."
"Ob. 1 will. I am content to wait
if it comes to the worst."
I left her promising to seo her again
in a fow days. As I went homo I
bought an evening paper, and the first
thing on which my eye lighted was
the following :
TnE MAItSWORTH FRAUDS.
S'rango Disappearance of tho Man Budge.
* Last evening just as the 8.30 train from
Liverpool street to Harwich was movint? out
ot thu station. Detective Inspoetor Brett
suddenly recognized Budge, one of the men
who ?3 "wanted" in connection with tho
Marsworth frauds, seated alone in a first
class compartment. Tho inspector was too late
tc ontcr the train, but at once, wired to Har
wich, and on the train arriving lhere aforco
ol police In plain clothes wero roady walting
to arrest tho criminal. Strange to say, how
ever, although the train was carefully |
searched no trace of him was discovered. As
tbara bad been no stop between Liverpool
Street and Harwich ir is supposed that the
unfortunate man must have jumped from hts !
carriage la desperation. Nothing hns slnco
been heard of him, however, and the affair
remains a mystery.
"Peor Budge 1" I sighed, as it
di.wncd upon me that perhaps he was
lying crushed ?pd mangled somewhere
along the lino. I was terribly upset
and only hoped that Miss Saunders
would not get hold of the paper.
Tbe next evening the postman
brought me a letter with a French
st imp and a Paris postmark, and the
direction written in the sprawling fist
of Budge 1 I hastily tore it open, and
read as follows:
Sear Old Chap: Just a Uno to toll you that
rn neither dead nor in prlsoD. How you
must havo been wondering what had become
of me! I saw you noticed the detective had
spotted me. What a fool I was to move-and
I wondorod how on earth I should escape,
for I guessed they would bo waiting for me
at Harwich. At first I thought of risking ft
and jumping, but suddenly a bright idea
struck me. ? knew that, although tue ear
ring? I was in did not stop before wo reached
Harwich, that I had onco traveled by this
very train to Ipswich, and on puzzling lt out
I r3mou)horod that there was a "clip coach"
la tho rear wilton is "slipped" nt Colchester,
and afterward runs on to Ipswich. If I could
get on board that coach I should bo safe,
and 1 made up my mind to try lt. I opened
the door nud got out on tho footboard and
started on my journoy to the rear of the
trai'j. And lt was a journey! I had to ere: p
along three carri igos, and wo wero going at
a good speed; then I had to duck my head
as 1 p:issed the windows, lest people should j
see mn, and I was particularly careful at the j
guard's van. At last I found myself on tho
footboard of tho last coach, and, to my joy,
discovered an imply compartment. We wero
Blipped at Colchester, and I managed to
evada thu tiaUat nnlk-ctor. cot a bod for the
tain confessions that clear Rodge and
the other man from alPlhare in the
frauds, except that of being Mars
worth's dopes. So I am in hopes that
all will be right yet.-Pearson's We?k
SCIENTIFIC AM) INDUSTRIAL.
Hamburg leads the cities of Germany
in the extent of its electric 6treet-cor
service. It has 340 motors, while Ber
lin, which comes next, has only 114.
A new species of rabbit has been
found in Mexico at an altitude of 9000
feel, on tho volano Popocatapetl. It is
very small, has short ears and no tail.
Steel wire is strung on a frame for
uce as a bicycle saddle,ono end of each
strand of wiro being formed into a
coiled spring to make the saddlo flex
An electrio underground railway un
der the present underground is the
latest project suggested in London.
It would he used for express trains
Thc greyhound seems to have teen
developed in level, treeless and Bbrub
less countries, whero a moving object
is visible nt a long distance, and great
speed is, therefore, necessary to enable
a prcdnceous animal to overtake its
A party of scientists from Dublin,
Ireland, have visited the scene of tho
bog-slip near Rathmore, and made
numerous measurements and observa
tions. The quantity of boggy matter
dislodged is estimated at 10,000,000
Scarlet seems tho color moet con
spicuous in bright sunshine, and scarlet
flowers aro commonest in dry and
sunny climates, where their color
gives them an advantago in their
struggle with other flowers for the at
tentions of butterflies and other pollen
A novel device for generating elec
tricity consists of a hollow cane in
which a long, slim battery is placed,
the induction coil being placed close to
the handle and surrounded by two re
movable hands attached by wires to
tbe coil for uso as poles in giving
Tiio spider's threads or fibers are
estimated to be one-millionth of
a hur in thickness. Three kinds
of thread arc spun. One of* great
strength for the radiating or
6poke line3 of tho web ; the cross lines,
or what a sailor might call tho ratlines,
aro finer and are tenacious; that is,
they have upon them little specks or
globules - of a very sticky gum. The
third kind cf silk is that which the
spider, throws out in a mass of flood,
by which 'it suddenly envelops any
prey of which it is somewhat afrail as,
for example, a wasp.
Thc Jungfrau Railroad.
The proposed railway np the famous
Swiss peak, Jungfrau, is about to be
commenced. Its maximum gradient
?viii be one iu four and the sharpest
curve of 328 feet radius. Tho power
will bc supplied by turbines with au
available force of 4500 horse power.
Electro motors will be used for trac
tion purpose?. The total length of tho
road will ho 7.0 miles, the total ris>9
being 6555 feet,
WORLD'S LARGEST Q?SL
BUILT IN CALIFORNIA AND JrVlLL
HOLD 97,000 GALLONS. |p
Holds Enough Liquid to 'Give 9 0 ?0,000
, Persons n Full Glass Each-Its Lcmhcr j
, Would Build a Hoase-TwojT*
? Loads of Redwood Used to M&C lt.
The largest cask in the wo
recently been completed at St. Cfeorge
Vineyard, located at Mal temora^ Cal.
It contains 97,000 gallons, or enough
to give 9,000,000 persons each'
dinary wineglassful of its conten
is built bf the very finest Cal
redwood, and in all the vast am
lumber used in constructing it
not a single flaw.
The object of building so
cask is to keep on hand at
George Vineyard a uniform
of wine, the contents of the eas
that wine of which most is sol
build a cask of the size
seemed an impossibility, at
A CASK THAT HOLDfclUNETY
ofter the matter was thoro
cussed the members of tbj
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sary to convey it to the nearest point
to the vineyard,. This^lumber was
a'mpTy"'sufficient in quantityrvbo-r??ecT]
Buch a house as does not exiajt in Cali
The hoops that bind the-..cask to
gether are of finely tempered ?teel. In
the aggregate they would fill tfwo large
freight cars and their total waight is
40,000 pounds. The cask towers to a
height of thirty feet and is twenty-six
feet in diameter. If its contends could
be placed in unbroken bulk in ?freight
cars it would take thirty of thejbiggest
to hold it.
There is only one cask in the world
which eau be legitimately coimpared
with this giant of California, and that
is the great tun of Heidelberg, Ger
many. The California cask jas not
constructed with the intention ?of out
doing any one, but simply for business
reasons. The difference .inw sizo of
those two tuns can best be understood
by considering the fact that tue Gerr
man cask holds 42,000 gallons 4nd the
California cask 07,000, showihg the
former to be less than half the !size of
Considering the contents of the cask
from the measurement of gallons, the
idea of its immensity is not so fully
impressed as when figuring on a basis
of lesser quantities. For instance, the
cask holds 388,000 quarts, or 776,000
pints, or 3,004,000 gills. An ordinary
glass of wine is about a third of a gill,
perhaps a little less. This huge cask
would hold a sufficient quantity to
permit 9,012,000 persons to partake of
a glass. Therefore, if every inhabi
tant of the greatest five cities of the
United States* should pass in proces
sion before this huge redwood recep
tacle each could take a drink there
Figuring the value of tho contents
of the cask at the price it would be re
tailed by the glass in the States where
wine is not made, the total reached is
$901,200, so near a million that it can,
without great stretching, he called a
million dollar cask.
Looking at the wine from still
another standpoint, quantity being al
ways the primal basis, the cask con
tains sufficient to fairly flood quite a
section of the laud about it imbuid it
break, and the chances are it would
sweep along at first with sufficient
force to seriously affect' small build
ings which might be in its pathway.
Certainly it would drown any human
being who happened to be in the way
of the flood. While the exact number
of tons of grapes whose juice is re
quired to make enough wine to fill th?
cask has never been estimated, the
proprietors of the vineyard say it vonld
nm into hundreds of thousands of
pounds.'-New York Herald.
Test of a Rifle's Vower.
The power of the Lebel rifle wis ex
hibited at Berny, in France, rece1 y,
where a soldier was called on to ?hoot
an escaping Indi. The bullet from the
rifle penetrated the animal's skull and
left the body near the tail.
The Senate of the Connecticut Legis
lature rejected a proposed bill to grant
divorce for incurable insanity.
Pineapples ave being 'mccessfully
grown in several sections of southern
COAL MINE RUN BY WOMEN.
How the Stalwart Daughters of a Peirn
aylvanla Miner Help Their Father.
An anthracite coal mine that is al
most entirely operated by American
female labor is the unusual spectacle
that can be seen in the Mahanoy val
ley several miles southwest of Sham
okin, Penn. The owner and operator
of this mine is Joseph Mans, an indus
trious native of Germany, and his four
grown daughters and three younger
girls assist him in operating the col
liery in a manner that would make
many mine owners and slate pickers
The Mans conl mine is located on
the southern side of the mountain
that marks the lower extremity of the
Shamokin coal basin, and is rather a
primitive operation. The women mine
workers who have employment there
for several years past are Katy, Mary,
Lizzie and Anna Mans, daughters of
the mine owner, whose ages are about
twenty-two, twenty-one, twenty and
eighteen years respectively. They are
-SEVEN THOUSAND GALLONS.
splendid specimens of womanhood,
averaging six feet in height, being
sixaight as arrows, stronger than the
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pensable to all well-regnlatetjJiaflregr
^~intie,^ft?~oIct??t giri, 'performs the
duties usually assigned to an outside
foreman, supervising the running of
the breaker in a highly satisfactory
manner, and Selling the fuel to the hun
dreds of farmers from the Mahanoy and
Mahantongo valleys, who patronize this
plant, while Mary has charge of the
much maligned mine mule, which hoists
the coal from the bowels of the earth
by means of an old-fashioned gin. An
nie, who has turned out a very fair
mechanic, runs the pump that keeps
the mine free from water and the boil
ers and engine that supply the steam
for operating the machinery, while Liz
zie is slate-picker boift, and assists her
three younger sisters and three little
brothers in picking tho rock and the
slate from among the coal as the fuel
passes down the chutes to the storage
pockets. These girls do not affect the
garb of the new woman, but instead
wear serviceable skirt and petticoats.
Stout brogans cover their feet. Each
girl knows what is expected of her and
goes about the various duties in a busi
ness-like manner, while tho father is
cutting coal in the mine.
KITTY HANS, THE SI
Thirteen years ago Mr. Mans was
employed in the mines around Shamo
kin, but, desiring to branch out for
himself, he leased this mine, which was
btrely a hole in the ground at that
time. Since then he has purchased
the mine and tract of coal land outright,
at d the disappointment he and his wife
felt when their first four children
proved to be girls instead of boys has
been softened by tho valuable assist
ance the girls have since rendered him.
Ol! the seven later additions to the fam
ily four are boys and three are girls,
so that Mr. Mans is now looking for
ward to having four young miners to
assist him in cutting coal from the
bowels of the earth before many years
While Mr. Maus and his athletic
daughters operate the mine his wife
attends to the household duties and
tills their farra, which, according to
his- story, is a better paying investment
than the mine. Since acquiring pos
session of the colliery Mr, Mans has
made many improvements to the prop
erty in the shape of new and deeper
openings and the introduction of ma
chinery for preparing and hoisting the
Mr. Mans says that it is a common
thing for women to work in and around
the mines in the section of Germany
where he was born, and prominent
mining officials recall many instances
in which women and girls performed
similar duties in the coal mines of
England and "Wales. In the latter
country, however, the custom is almost
obsolete now. About eight years ago
Mrs. Daniel Grassens, a German wo
man, donned man's attire and secured
employment in the Gimlet mine, near
Shamokin, as an inside loader. She
worked on the same shift as her hus
band and succeeded in hiding her sex
for several months. As soon as the
foreman discovered that she was "a wo
man she was discharged, although her
work had been entirely satisfactory.
It is said that Mr. Grassens and his
mine-working wife are now prosper
ous German farmers in the Mahanoy
' THE MODEL KITCHEN, f"""
Proper Arrangement and Furnishing of
thlg Important Part of a House.
Very little attention is given to the
furnishing of the kitchen, even in the
most particular households. If a new
house is being built the careful house
wife may ask the architect to provide
certain conveniences for the room, bat
generally the matter is left wholly to
his directions, and unless he is a tyro
he is not apt to disappoint expectations.
Modern improvements in plumbing
and in ranges provide the most con
venient of permanent fixtures. It is
scarcely necessary to warn one against
the old style of shut-in plumbing, that
left innumerable crevices and crannies
to givo lodgment to dirt and vermin.
The very best results ave obtained from
the nse of iron pipe instead of lead,
and if this be used there is much less
chance of "sweating," and the conse
quent rotting of the adjacent wood,
particularly if the pipes be painted.
The woodwork of the kitchen is fully
as important as that of any of the rest
of the house. Pine is generally chosen,
and is as good as any other wood; it
should be oiled and given several coats
of hard varnish, or else painted in yel
low or buff.
All closets and cupboards should be
built from the floor to the ceiling, with
out the slightest opening above or be
low. The door should cover just as
much of the front as possible, leaving
room only for a narrow jamb and a
shallow sill, in order that when they
are opened the entire exterior may be
exposed to view. Earthenware tubs are
cheaper in the long run than wooden
ones, although their initial ccst is con
siderably greater. But if wooden tubs
must be used,, be sure they are put in
most carefully, as under the best of
contractors they give more trouble
than any other kitchen Ailment.
Above all things do not stint money
in laying the kitchen floor; this must
be constantly scrubbed, and if the
wood checks and splinters the task is
heart-breaking. The highest grades
of Georgia pine should be used, in
narrow strips, and it should have fre
quent dressing. It is no economy
to lay a cheap floor with the idea of
depending upon a covering of oil cloth
or similar material.
A very common mistake is made in
putting in a sink that is too small, and
in providing no place for the draining
of dishes. A sink is never too large,
even for the smallest family, and if
space will permit it is well to put in
one that is a couple of sizes larger than
needed. At both ends should be wide
draining shelves. An admirable fea
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turc, if one can afford it, is a panel of
tiling adjoining the sink. This should
be copped with a strip of wood contain
ing hooks, from which may be hung
basting spoons, collanders, measures,
and so forth.
As to furnishing proper, this is a
very simple matter, although many
people seem to think that it is suf
ficient to tramp into the kitchen the
dilapidated and broken down furniture
from other parts of the house. There
should be two plain deal tables, a large
one and a small one, the latter just
about the height of the rauge or stove.
This will be found extremely con
venient in cooking if drawn close to the
range to hold utensils. The chairs
should be of the kind that have solid
wooden seats, but* there should also be
at least one comfortable rocking-chaif.
Anything that is in the nature of au
: ornament and bas no utilitarian use is
wholly out of place. av.d should be ban
ished from the kitchen.
The design presented has a kitchen
arranged in accord with the suggestion
contained in article.
A description of design: A. Movable
table. B. Boiler. 0. Closet, E. Low
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table. F. Counter shelf. H. Chairs.
M. Dresser. N. Towel Back. P. Pan
try. B. Bange. S. Sink. T. Hinged
table. V. Veranda.
FISHES WITH FOUR EYES.
Chinese Monstrosities Imported to >'. ??
York as Cnrioslties.
A certain New York dealer in fancy
creatures, pet and singing birds and
such like things is just now exhibiting
a Chinese four-eyed fish, the like of
which, he solemnly declares, was never
seen in America before. Certainly,
says the New York Herald, it is a cu
rious creature, and, to all appearances,
it has the four eyes its owjer claims.
They are set in pairs high on the
sides of tho head, one "eye" of each
pair looking straight up and the other
sideways, each pair being fixed in a
sort of fleshy protuberance that gives
F0?B-EYED FISH FBOM CHINA.
tho finny monster a most extraordinary
The thing was imported from China.
It is a species of goldfish and is con
fessedly a sort of manufactured freak.
The story told by the dealer to account
for the extra pair of eyes is sufficiently
marvellous to strain the beliving pow
ers of the most credulous. He says
the Orientals who breed these fish
place them in a tank which is kept in
absolute darkness, save that from a
lens or a mirror placed above the tank
one single tiny ray of light is shot
down into the water. The fish natur
ally seeks this ray of light and spends
mont f\f Ilia +?>v?^ -1- -'* *
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for T*. v . - ashers cu . sac?
type-" ' _.
The Chinese have ?^cTrr^sjiameJ^ j
this fish. The nearest approacT5"to*lki
English translation of this name is
"celestial telescope," the word "tele
scope" being used because of tho pro
tuberant structure of the eyes.
Besides the double ?complement of
eyes, the celestial telescope has a num
ber of other curious characteristics.
Its body is short and chunked and its
tail is very long, perhaps twice or
thrice as long as the body; more tha'
that, it it so divided as to seem to bi
four tails instead of one.
But, nothwithstanding this surplu?
of apparent propelling power, the
celestial telescope is an exceedingly
slow and awkward fish in getting about,
and seems to be even more stupid than
most other fish. For instauce, it will
not feed at all as other fish do; its food
must be placed in the water on the end
of a little straw or stick, in such a way
that it can see it plainly, and then the
food must bo held iu position a long
time before it can be induced to eat.
Bismarck's Stock of Oaks.
Prince Bismarck, as is well known?
on his retirement, devoted himself to
agriculture, his chief hobby being the
exploitation of his forest lands. From
all parts of Germany he received ap
plications for oak saplings front his do
mains, and these oaks have been
planted in all quarters of the father
land, and are known as "Bismarck
oaks." The Prince has now been
obliged to publish a notice informing
his admirers that he is unable to ac
cede to the numerous, requests that
reach him, as his stock of young oaks
ARROW IN A DEER'S RIB.
Mnrk of an Indian Hunter FountI in Illi
Herbert W. Fay, one of the editors
of the DeKalk (111.) Review,?will pre
sent to the new Illinois State Normal
School a unique relic which will doubt
less be highly appreciated. It is the
rib of a deer which has been punc
tured by an arrow-head. The rib was
found on a farm near Saudwich, 111.,
by Levi B. Erwin, who recently dis
posed of it to Mr. Fay. The rib is
eleven inches long and was found with
the arrow head sticking in it as shown
in the picture. The Smithsonian In
stitution in Washington made an effort
. INDIAN All ROW IN" DEER'S RIB.
to secure the relic, but Mr. Fay has
determined to keep it in Illinois where
it was fouud.
Mr. Fay has a large collection of
arrow-heads and Indian tools and
weapons which are reminders of the
days when poor Lo held undisputed
sway in Illinois.
The whole number of members of
the Christian Endeavci- societies is
2,836,749. There are more than 47,
. Johnson 's Chill and Fe
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SHE TRIED THE NEW MOUNT, j
How One Young Lady Happened to Have
a Badly Blackened Eye.
They met in the diug store, and the
latest comer threw up her hands in
"Gracious, goodness, Gwendoline! "
she exclaimed excitedly, "what under
the canopy have you bfeen np to now?
You have the worst black eys i ever
saw; your nose is bruised, your cheek
cut, and-Gwendoline Armstrong, I
verily believe you've been boxing!"
The dilapidated girl sighed.
"No" she said," dejectedly, "I really
haven't, Gladys. It's the wheel."
"But I thought you learned to ride
two years ago," ejaculated the other
"So I did," was the doleful response,
"but it waa this year's mount that did
it. You know Edwin Latham, of
course? Well, the other evening he
called,, and he did nothing the whole
evening but talk of Ute new '97 mount;
it waa so graceful and pretty. He told
me how to do lt. 'You get your left
pedal level,' he kept saying, 'and put
your left foot on it. Thon you give a
little spring, and as that pedal goes
down you swing your right foot over,
in front of the saddle, and there you
are. You have to be a little quick, but
that's all, and the girl who mounts
that way is the prettiest picture in the *
"WeH that sounded easy, and I've al
ways been able to do anything on a
wheel. Why, when I first learued to
"I know, I know," interrupted the
listener, interestedly, "but how about
this time? Did you mount right oft?"
"No," snapped out the battered girl,
shamefacedly, snatching up her glass
of soda water, "I didn't. I tried to,
however, and-well, here's the result.
Hereafter PU stick to the old way ot
. So will I," said the other girl, sym
pathetically, but the war-worn damsel
saw something suspicious in the haste
with wnich she led her wheel out of
sight around the nearest corner, and
she smiled comprehending]}- at the
"Give her that combination of harts
horn and arnica that you mixA**torv
me when she comes backf^She said >
amusedly, "and tell her to put a lot of
it into her bath instead of trying to rub
it in. It's much easier and far less
And she left the store with a happy
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nugineering achievements and pos
sibilities, from the modern point of
"?""fteW^re receiving an additional illus
tration~fti tte case of the projected tunnel
hetwee nthe mai?A?jnd of Italy and the
island of Sicily, plana *??d^details ot
which, in model, as executed %?-the
Italian civil engineer de Johannis;-^
have attracts much attention at the
University of Padua. After thorough
and careful studies of the Strait of Mes
sina, its varying depths, the nature of
the ground, and all of the other condi
tions which might assist or interfere
with such an undertaking, de Johannis
decided that the beginning of the tun
nel should be near San Giovanni di
San i tel lo, at the foot of the Aspromonte
Mountain range, the mouth on the oth
er side to be located on the degli InglesI
plain. The entire tunnel will be nearly
two miles long, and will consist in the
main of two shafts of about 10,000 feet
each, descending at a grade not ex
ceeding 32 feet in each 1,000. Such a
tunnel is thought preferable to a bridge
that would involve such a great span
ind wind exposure.-Harper's Round
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Utah will celebrate in July the fif
tieth anniversary of its settlement,
tad they who take pride in the history
of the Territory and.State are advoca
ting the establishment of a historical
society to preserve the memories of
the past. . Materials are abundant, and
some of the history thus to he pre
served is unique in American annals.
Tho Swedes do not intend to let
their neighbors, the Norwegians, have
it all their own way with Arctic ex
plorations, and it ia said that an ex
pedition will be sent' from Stockholm
to K?nig Karl's Land, east of Spitz
bergen, next sucn-mer. It is intended
that the same expedition shall a-so ex
plore thc islands and undiscovered re
gion between Spitzbergen and Franz
Quinine and other /e
ver medicines take from 5
to IO days to cure fever.
Johnson's Chill and Fever
Tonic cures in ONE DAY.
A letter in The Ohio State Journal
claims for John W. Burton, once a
resident of Columbus aW now living
in Texas, the honor Of being the
youngest man who carried a musket
from the beginning to the end of the
Civil War. He was a member of
Company A, Forty-sixth Ohio Volun
teer Infantry, and was only twelve
years ole when he enlisted. He waa
a boy of remarkable size for his age
and showed few signs of his excreme
youth. There were many drummer?
younger than Burton, but he was a
real soldier from the first, and always
did a man's duty.