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THE NATIONAL BANK OF AUGUSTA
L. C. HAY>'E, Fres't. F. G. FORD, Cashier. Capital, ?250,000. Undivided Profits f ?110,000. Facilities of our magnificent New Vanlt ^containing 410 ?-afety-Loek Boxes. Differ ent Sizes aro offered to our patrons and ibo publl- at S3.C0 to 310.00 per annum. PLANTERS LOAN AND SAVINGS Pays Interest on Deposits-, Accounts Solicited. L. C. HAYHE, Presi:lent.: W. O. WABDLAW, Cashier. THOS. J. ADAMS PROPRIETOR. EDGEFI?LD, S. C.. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 1899. VOL. LXIV. NO. 33. PURJ A fool who thonsht himself a s;ige Went up and down tho land And preached to men concerning things He did not understand. He mi^ht have served beside the iorgo With unexampled .?kill; He might have ably turned the sward Upon tho sloping hill. Y MYSTERJOi -A. S>tory of BY CHABLES J. Tho treaty port of Chefoo ot Tentai, ns the Chinese call it, is situated in the province of Shantung aud on the coast of thc Gulf of Pech?i. The na tives of the p!a:e, chiefly consisting of a few merchants and timber-people, have built their houses on the flat, sandy shore of the beautiful bay, which is overlooked aud sheltered on tho east by a small promontory, soino 200 feet high, that juts ont beyond ihe limits of the town, its summit being graced by several European resi dences; while the coast ii nc makes a semi-circular curve towards the north aud west. buring the latter part of 136*8 I left Shanghai to make n sojourn of some months in Chefoo, which is desig nated thc "Brighton of China," be cause of it3 salubrious climate, the air being invigorating, tho atmosphere dry and the sea bathing excellent. But the winters arc intensely cold and stormy, and I have known the ther mometer to fall 15 dogrees below zero. The violent gales are usually accompanied by heavy snow squalls, aud more than once I awoke iu the morning to lind tho house surrounded by a rampart of snow teu feet deep, through which my servants had to dig a narrow passage before I could get out. lu thc summer I use! to be fond of taking nu evening ramble over the lofty cliffy bf the promontory, which afford*:1, n splendid victf of thc peace ful harbor, with its old-world junks ttottod here and there, and thc twi light seen OH were often charmingly romantic and grand, for you cou d sec tho sun sink in a glory of color behind the distant horizon, its expiring rays lingering upon tho far-off hills, until they, too, faded ia a purple haze; while from seaward tho lowly fisher men would come gliding home over the calm, shadowy waters, with tho golden light of evening illuming their nmbev-colored lateen sails. ? did not alv ** ?loue, for some times a venen named Lian, me. Like ir mirer of Con at heart he was a staunch Republican His early day had been stirrv^ ones, for dnriug the great Taipiug rebellion ho hal served and honorably won dis tinction iu the Chang Wang's guard. But that was a closed chapter of his life, only revealed io the most inti mate aud trusted friends, Ar, had it been known, his arrest and death would have soon followed. No ono realized the rottenness of I\Iachoo-Tartar rule more than he did, and his bright,agc-slirauk eyes would light up with animation and the old warlike spirit rekindle within him wheu he spoke ot the long-gone days of the past or of those that would surely come, when the people would again awr-ko to a sqpse of the injustice douc them, and, shaking off tho tight drawn bonds of tyranny, gras]) the sword of liberty and, if need bc, die for it. Daring thoso pleasant twilight strolls we often met a sedan chair car lied hy two coolies and guarded by aa elderly amah,as tho female attendants aro called. But what most attracted my attention was the young and come ly little lady who sat inside the con veyance. 1 coull never get moro than a transitory glance at her through the small, gauze-covered windows' of the chair, but that was sufficient to make mc watchful aud expectant when I passed that way; and in time, if no chair came, I was disappointed, and went home feeling quite sorrowful. Thc lady always sat upright and never seemed to look cither to thc right or the left; but once or twice I fancied that she was doing her best to conceal a smile or a "shame-face," b'ivhcr fan was artfully raised as a screen, so I merely guessed that ?he laughed and blushed behind it. On these rare occasions I felt very happy, though I never seemed to make any further progress, and who she was I could not fiud out. Whenever old Liang was with me whoa the chair pasJbd I would ex patiate upon the charm-; of the strange young "Celestial" demoiselle; but, al though politely attentive to what I said, and although his good-humored Bmile betokened amusement, he al ways remained discreetly silent Cf course, it is uot considered etiquette in Chinese society to mention the gentler sex, so my conduct must have appeared somewhat oiiire in his eyes. Nevertheless, it by no means tended to dimiuish or weaken our friendship, for, if anything, wc grew more inti mate; and after I had concluded my eulogieson the fair daughter of Cathay he invariably laid his hand on my arm and in a kin 1, paternal manner ad vised me not to worry myself. The winter months were very dull and long, and I seldom saw the lady in the sedan chair. My house was far removed from the few other Euro pean residences, being situated in the Chinese town. But it was roomy and comfortable,being built on the bunga low system, and was inclosed iu a large, tree-shaded courtyard of consid erable antiquity, with one entrance through a lodge gate, where a watch man was stationed. Opposite my apartments, on t*?3 other si le of the enclosure, wero the servants' offices and to the right a small library,where I spent much of my leisure. While I was iu Chefoo the surround ing country was iu a very disturbed state, ami missionaries coming in from the interior complained of having been robbed and ill treated by bands of des peradoes. Not only that, but the sol diers in the neighboring foris became very dissatisfied and unrnly through being kept for a considerable time in arrears of wages, and one bleak winter's 'OSE. Ile lies, today, beside a wall Whore woods and ?>rlars rulo, ?nd nono is left behind to moura The man who was a fool. Ye', though he missed his sphere ?nd lies Beneath no costly pilo, li? did not live In valu, because Ho gave the world ti smile-. -S. E. Kiser. ?^eal Life* , H. HALCOMBE. fe I day the .news was brought into tho I town that they had mutinied, mur dered their officers and joined a party of rebels which was approaching the port. As those disturbances are common in China, and invariably exaggerated, ! little was thought of the matter by tho i foreiga residents, who half discredited ! the rumor. But tho Chinese showed j symptoms of fear, especially some t?f i the leading shopkeepcrr.; who cloged j their houses forthwith. However,the j day passed quietly and uneventfully, . and night sot in dark and col J. Being at that time a regular corre spondent to thc Shanghai .Aierctiryj I sat in the library during the evening writ1 1 ingau Recount of tho distressed and agi tated slate of the Shantung province-, ? owing to a recent inundation of tho Yoi low river, which had destroyed the ! cro;:s And sent thousands of homeless ; and starving refugees into our midst; ; some of the poor .creatures actually ' dying at our very doors, j It must have been 10 or ll o'clock i Wheu'I crossed fruin the library to my ' sleeping apartment* And the weather ' was thou bitterly cold. Snow was be ! giuuiug to fall in large flakes. An op ' pressivc stillness hung over the town I as if it were breathlessly waitiug for ' an impending storm to break-, i Not long after getting into bed j how ! ever, I was awakened from my first 3lcep by thc distant tiriug of Crackers-, A3 I thought, accompanied by the beating of tom-tom% Thinking it was nomo "joss-pidgin" or procession-, I j ' took no !iotk*e>f.)r, daring tho Chinese New ?ear festival -which is celebrated , for several weeks,being tho one groat natioual holiday-marriages aid reli gious ceremonies become common, es pecially in the northern regions; aud at night ono is not uufr?quently dis ; turbed by tuc clashing of gongs and the j playing of ilutes and other instruments calculated to cheer tho heart of 'A true "Son of Han'* and drive au ordinarily constituted "barbarian" out of his. . ?seven RO"""- ** ; Mr'uiUU ?tOOUll iC. The noise grew louder, however,nnd j seemed to approach.nearer and nearer, j , Lying half awake, I wondered at the 1 somewhat unusual medley of sounds, though I did not imrfgiuo that any , thing was wrong. Dogs began yolpiug i and barking, and presently I heard : shouts, while the cracker firing grew j more like the irregular discharge, of j musketry. Suddenly 1 heard tue lodge j gate opened, for it wa3 a large iron ? j ouc with creaky hinge-,and then f ot- i ; steps hurriedly passed my window,and ! the front door was unlatched. Tho lamp in my room was buming low, so, I jmnpiug out of bcd, I put ou ruy ' dressing gown, and had just done so i I when I heard voices iu tho passage, j ? and some cae knocked sharply upon j j thc door. "Wouderiug who it could be at that J i unearthly hour of tho night aud fear- : - ing, from the increasing clamor out- : j side, that something was amis, I un- | i locked aud opened the ?loor. Imagine, ! if you can, ruy blank amazement at j beholding my mysterious heroine of i the sedan chair, accompanied by her j ! amah.. Seeing that they looked in- ; tensely excited, I aske I them in; and i : as they advanced tho attendant, who ; j seemed far moro alarmed than her 1 companion, produced" a bundle and with trembling hands opened it, rc ! vealing a complote outfit of China ; man's clothing, which she tdd mc, in J "pid gin-English," to put on ut once, . as thc rebels were* close at hand and ?her mistress hal cune to save my j life. The young lady herself could j not speak English,but, although much embarrassed, she made signs for me I to hurry, as there was not a mom. nt ; to lose, the urgency l>eiug interpreted by pointing to the minute hand of my clock. The awful din of firing and yelling was beginning to grow so alarmingly audible that I felt convinced of the danger and awkwardness of the situa i tion; but I could not help admiring ' the unselfish courage nnd presence of i mind of this noble young girl who, at the risk of her goo l name and life, had como out through the darkness and snow to save the life* of an unknown "barbarian." Naturally, I-iel fe more nuzzled and more anxious than ever to know who she was, for I felt certain that she was I of gentle birth. However, just then ? was no time for indulging in idle con ' jectnres or inquisitive questions, and going behind a screen 1 quickly at tired myself in the disguise. Thou snatching up my cash box,diary aud a few other articles of value,and arming myself with a stout ebony stick, I told Chem I 'was ready. The large, dauntless eyes of tho youug girl now flashed and beamed 1 as she half drew a large, clumsy look iug horse-pistol from the bell-shaped sleeve of her gown and, accompanied ' by her maid, led the way into the darkness. The night was favorable for our escape, being pitchy dark, and the snow was becoming deep upon the ground,so that our footsteps were not heard as we passed down tho path ? through the courtyard, which was de serted,, for my euwardjy servants had already fled, without even waiting to j warn me. A dingy lamp was burning outside ? the lodge gate, which was wide open, j for the old watchmau had evidently j abandoned his post after showing my , rescuer the whereabouts of my room. The uproar was now quite bewilder ing and seemed to proceed from every quarter of the town, thougb this was no doubt due to the adjacent cliffs of 1 the promontory, which gavo back a ' multiplicity of echoes. Cries, yells 1 ami shots seemed to head us off at erich corner as my guides led the w ay through au intricate mn/.e of back streets aud narrow,tortuous alleyways, where mangy d gs darted out from dark comers and snapped at niy legs, hud several times we collided with hnse?n persous. We were cautiously proceeding aloug a dimly-lighted but apparently de serte 1 laue, when suddenly the amah gave a cry of alarm as a ruffian darted forward: 1 could see at a glance, by his red target-marked jacket, that he wasasjldior, aud CblueSo soldiers are generally tho most dangerous characters, being the rakings aud scrapings of-the whole em).ire. Out came the old borsc-i istol - which might have acutus all lo eternity if it had been discharged, besides be traying us to the Philistines. So I yelled out something in Chinese aud theu attacked the rascal with my heavy walking stick, which toon placed him hors-do-combat. Not waiting lo ascertain whether his skull was cracked, we fled on, turning Sharp o3 to the left. After proceeding some distance, wo passed through a low archway and, to my surprise) entered old Liang Ah Ton's private residence, Which was a very snug aud secluded ouc. I souu learned that he had gone south to Shanghai for a few days and that it was his only daughter w ho had trampled upou the rigorous customs ol her people and at the risk of losing her life had saved minc. Nor had she doue ?o a mdme?t too soon-, fdr I afterwards learned that di rectly I had left the premises they were assailed by a party of marauders, who literally turned my apartments upside down and generally sacked the building. Tho other Europeans who lived out of town wore much alarmed a id took tb the customs boats; but the Tnotai and his troops attacked the rebels and succeeded iu driving them back inland, whore they committed awful depredations. When the old gentleman returned home and heard the story ho was not a little surprised and shocked, but he was a broad-minded, enlightened man bf the world aud au unselfish father, aud when I explained tho circum stance? Of the case and asked for the hand of his plucky daughter, he smiled good-huraoredly,gave his con sent and blessed us. Ile did persist, however) that we should bo wed ac cording to the fashion of thu country, so we were married correctly iu tho Chinese CUStonl aud afterwards in thc English. Poor old Liaug has long since goue to rest with bis honorable forefathers on the western hills, but his daughter is with me jtill, and never for oue moment have I regretted Hie event which made her mine. A more noble, bl?A?>??l -.wi /-:<t. < i -i-1- -J dangerous iuue.fs,wueu J. ??-.... p*y country aud people.-World Wide Magazine. t_, \ ? QUAINT AND CURIOUS. The most magnificent tomb iu the world is fie Traj Mahal, iu Agra, Hiu doostan. lt was erected by Shah Johan to tho memo y of his favorite queeu. it i.s octagonal in form, of pure white marble, inlaid with jasper, cornelian, turquoise, agate, amethysts and sapphires. Thc work look 22,003 men 20 years to complete, and though there were free gifts and the labor was free, the cost was 810,500,000. "What is probably the oddest hall lamp up to date hangs in the hallway of Joseph Collins ot Coushohocken, Penn, it is simply a circular aquarium in which is submerged a ten candie power incandescent light. The aqua rium is suspended by chains which are completely covered willi sea shells, aud as Hie light is incased in a thick glass bulli the temperature of the water is not affected. Ever changing shadows are cause.1 by the golden hued fish constantly passing thc light, and the eil'ect is beautiful in thc extreme. A woodman named Oliver, living near Ararat, while cutting wood a few days ago saw two foxes remaining con stantly near a Tallou tree. Upon ap proaching thc tree he discovered a large limb with a cavity in which were two hail* grown foxes. Neither was able to walk, and evidently had never been out of their place of confine ment It seems probable that the foxes crawled into thc hole in the limb when very young and remained there until they had grown so that .escape was impossible. They had been fed by the old foxes through a small aper ture iu the limb. A cherry tree, which is now weighted with green fruit, is thriving in the par lor of a new house in South Meridian street, Indianapolis. Thc unusual sight of a tree growing inside of a house is attracting attention. The house is being erected bj W. A. Scott. Right in the centre of the lot was a cherry tree, which pro i iscd an abundant crop of fruit,aud Scott hated to sacrifice the tree. He iiually solved the question by building his hon e about thc tree thus saving tho crop, and at the sumo time carrying out his plan of building. A vase cut from a singlo emerald has boen preserved in a cathedral of Genoa, " Ital}', six hundred years. Its dimen sions are: Diameter, Iii 1-12 inches; height, 5 '?-? inches. Every precau tion is used to insure its snfe-keoping. Several locks must be opeued to reach it, and the key of each lock is io the possession of a different mau. It. is publicly exhibited very rarely, and ?.hen only by order of the Semite. A precautionary degree was passed, in 1476 forbidding all poisons to approach the priceless treasure too closely. Au antiquarian advances the theory thut it was one of the gifts made h'olomon by the Queen of Sheba, and has writ ten a book to prove his assumption, [t is difficult to believe that so large tn emerald has over been found, and it would be iuteresting to hear tha verdict of a gem expert after ho had carefully examined the vase. Whenever a new loom appears on the market it is immediately purchased md placed in Hie celebrated textile school at Crefeld, Germany. SILVER SERVICE FOR FLAGSHIP I ' _---;-4S Admiral Dewey's flagship Olympia ?ew York, with a superb silver service, Washington. The patriotic citizens of they decided they would make a presen) t?re of the set is a winged figuro of Yid great battle of Manila Bay and the trinu can be mounted upon tho center piece o when that vessel is not in use: Qr, wh mounted On a pretty ebony pedestal; 1 attractive piece in the set is a great traj Dewey and of every officer and man wh memorable morniug of May 1. The set ladle, water kettle with tray and stand, sugar bowl, three meat dishes, different iug cups, cooler tureen, center piece, oi lights each, two compotiers aud two dozen cut glass cups, specially d?sign?e I LANGLEY'S FLY ? ?NG MACHINE. 1 I - ^5 It "Will Carry Six Men and Travel Qi lOO Miles an Hour. WASHINGTON, D. C. (Special).-: Professor Samuel Pierpont Langley, of the Smithsonian Institution, is [ credited by scientists and inventors . with having perfected a flying ma chine that in mechanical construction . -.J -* n-n -.-f??. ? i moaoi, um J.-, o....: . ::n its car as many as six men and travel easily at a rate of 100 miles an hour under tho absolute mastery of its engineer and pilot. A ~ed interest accrues to this now machine since tho appropriation of the United States Board of Orduanoe, made last fall, has beeu employed in its ooustruction. The sum of $25,000 was put in Professor Langley's hands by this department of the War Bureau in Washington, after the professor had explained hisp?aos and the possi bilities he believed to be within his power to attain. The engine is built of aluminum and steel, and though its power is great the total weight of this device is only forty-seven pounds. The machine is built largely of alumiuum, and tho body or car is about twenty-five feet long, six feet wido and eight foot deep. The car topers at each end aud is well supplied with windows. Entrance is effected through t?vo doorways, ono on either side of the forward eud of the car. These doors lead directly into the main room of the car. For an ex tended trip this main room will be fitted out with hammocks, cooking utensils and other articles of the kitchen and sleeping room that the traveler would find necessary aud convenient. Back of this room is a second apartment which secretly holds tho vital organism of the new aerial mon ster. Hero it is where the liquified air is developed which has been util ized with such magnificent genius by Professor Langley. Jt furnishes power to the engine; it reduces to a liquid the buoyant gases that are the initial lifting power of the whole con trivance; it supplies fresh air for the car at ali times, and is also au ever ready refrigerant that will preserve fresh meats and other foods most needed on u loug voyage in the air or water. The engine, of course, is a wonder in itself of lightness, compactness and as a power producer. Though weighing only forty-seven pounds, it serves t3 drive tho aerodrome at the speed oJ at least 100 miles an hour, and can operate at the same time a small lynamo, to which it can bo easily geared. Back of the engine-room is the stor age-room, having ample space for all r-ROFESSOf; SA5IUEL PIERPONT LANGLEY. provisions'and even additional freight and gearing that would be used in a loug journey. The so-called pilot-house occupies the forward end uext to the maiu or entrance room. Slightly abaft of amidships on the outside of the ma chine on either side aro tho paddle wheels that at 2000 revolutions per ADMIRAL DEWEY'S OLYMPIA. will be presen ted, when it arrives at the gift of the people of the State of Washington spared no expenso when to tho Olympia. The principal fca tnry, intended to be symbolic of the ?i?n of . American arms. This figuro ? upon the cover of the punch bowl en not" du table, the figure can be vext to tho figure of Victory the most r ?ii which aro the names of Admiral ,9 was on board the Olympia on the .emprises a punch bowl, tray and coffee pot, tea pot, cream pitcher and i;sizes, gravy bbat and tray, two lov m pair of candelabra, having seven serving trays. There are also four 1 for the Olympia. minute are calculated to produce the 100 miles an hour speed. The pad dle wheels are five feet six iuches in diatheter, and are made of aluminum, with steel braces. I Above the wheels and extending from end to end of the machine in a curve that slightly droops toward the rear are the wings or sails. Each sail extends twenty-four feet from the side of the car, and considering tho width o? the car, six feet, the total width of the aerodrome from the tip of its wings is fifty-four feet. In the stern THE FLYING MACHINE DE is mounted a double rudder, one operating to raise or lower the air ves sel, and the other to steer it to the right or left; ' Another feature of this machine that is credited with being a'niost sensible one, not found, by the way, on the flying model of three years ago, is the gas bag or balloon that protrudes from '.he centre of thc car, to which it is held by tho usual net work of ropes. This is used when the passengers desire to return to tho earth. The balloon is gradually in flated and simultaneously thc engines are slowed and finally brought to a standstill. Tho supply -of gan in the bag is reduced or increased as de manded by conditions, and in this manner tho machine can either float along almost on a level plane or sink slowly and gently-like a tired bird to earth. The working crew of the present FLYING MACHINE'S STARTING TOINT. (House boat nt Quauticc, Va., on wbtol Professor Langley conducts his experi inents with tho aeroplano.) vessel will consist of two men, one tc care for the engine and the other as ? lookout or pilot, who also directs th( steering apparatus. The entire struc ture in its present perfect shape ha! cost only 317,000. Professor Langley has been au in ve8tigator and builder of machines de signed for aerial navigation during i period of over ten years. Ho has con structed as many as twenty-five mod els of one kind or another. Ho Strove to Pleas?. The boy who tackles a new job ma] always expect to be, for awhile a least, the butt for jokes and pranki from all the other boys in the place A clerk in a big Chicago hotel tells o a new bellboy who was recently em ployed. On the first day the house keeper met him in one of the hallway staggering under the weight of twi "fire buckets" filled to the brim witl water. "Here, boy, what aro you doing?' she asked. "Why, the other kids told me I hat to change the water in these bucket every day, and I'm doing that." "And do you know," said the clerk "that boy had put fresh water in 21 buckets? But I guess it-didn't do an; harm to have the water freshened ri] a bit, anyhow."-Chicago News. London enjoys a greater area c open spaces than auy other capital i tho world. COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCOGOOOOOQ g THROWING THE LASSO g o - o O Directions Which Will Embie a Q Q Boy to Mule? a Lariat an 1 td O O Learn to Uae lt. ' Jg 0SGCCOCO0GCCC6C0CC0C30C000 The horee-hair lariats are dry weather ropes which are in common uso in the great deserts of the South west, but for general service in lasso ing cattle, staking out horses, tying loads on the pack horses, and for the numerous uses to which the Cowboy puts his "lass rope" the braided raw hide lariat is more serviceable and is more generally used. The Indians of the great plains are very expert in making lariats of rawhide. They use half-tanned cattle skins from which the hairJias. not been removed. This rawhide is cut into narrow strips as long as the hide will permit, or some times au entire hide serves to make one strip, tho cutter beginning at the outer edge and cutting round and round the hide along tba constantly narrowing outsida until the Bkin has boen reduced to one long piece of rawhile about onetquarter of an inch wide. . The strips are soaked in water, fastened to a block at one end and worked together into a braid of three strands or more. While the braiding is being done the rawhile is kept drawn as taut as possible. When the rope-usually alout fifty feet in leugth-is completed it is buried in the ground, where it is allowed to te main for two or three weeks. Then it is dug up and stretched by means of heavy weights. The hair is then sandpapered off, the rope is greased with mutton tallow and the loop is made. A lariat of this sort is prized by its owner as something more valu able than jewels or fine lineu^ and many an old-time "cow-puncher" would not sell his lariat for its weight in gold. Tho boy, however, who wishes to ?SCENDIXG TO TIIE EARTH. learn to lasso can make a very desir able lariat from apiece of flexible rope about one-fourth inch in diameter and thirty feet long. It is a good plau to grease the rope with tallow, as that will help it to run smoothly and keep it from kinking. An eyelit fully half an inch in diameter, of the sort that ia used on awnings, should be provided for the slip noose. The pic ture marked No. 4 in tho accompany ing illustration shows how the eyelit should bo adjusted at one end of the rope. It must be securely fastened and there should be no rough rope ends sticking ont tu interfere with thc easy working of the noose. When your lariat is ready for ser vice lot tho rope slip through the "honda" or eyelet, till a loop about fivo feet iu diameter is made. Next coil tho remaining rope in your left baud (see No. 1 in the illustration) un til thc loop and six feet of rope re main uncoiled. Then grasp the re maining rope in your right hand, hold ing it and the loop about one foot above the honda (see No. 1), and you are ready for the swiug. lu making the swing let your wrist be limber, in or der that as you whirl the loop abovo and aronud your head, from right to loft, the wrist will turn with the loop, thus enabling the latter to make a hor izontal revolution. (SeeNo. 2.) Stand facing the object you intend to lasso and when you are ready to make the throw let the loop go as it swings from back to front, at the same time make a quick step forward. At the instant the cast, or throw, is made the hand should be palm down and the arm stretched forward at full length aud on a level with the dhoul dsr (soe No. 3). After some practice in throwing the lariat the loop as it flies through the air will remain open Uko a hoop lying on the ground. At this time the right side of the loop should be lower than the left, If such is the case, the low side will strike the target first and swing the other side over the object. In coiling the surplus ropo in your left hand be sure to have it so adjusted that it will "pay out" easily. The important thing to learn first is to make tho loop fly straight and on a level course. Wheu you have reached the point of skill where your loop re mains open while sailing and makes a "bee line'' for the mark, you may ! kuow that you will 'soon be master of the lariat. Obeyed the Injunction. Senator Clark, of Montana, recent ly laid an asphalt walk before hit Western home, and, the composition being not yet dry, caused a temporary boardwalk to be erected, with the sigu, "Take the Boardwalk.'* Some local wags noted this, and the day after its appearance carried off the walk, and wrote under the sign tho words, "We Have." ' . " _ The coiTec plaut is indigenous to Asia and Africa, but the greater pari of the world's product now comes from the Western Hemisphere. A FAMOUS FRONTIERSMAN. Old ?Tim Bridger's lie mar kable Natural Genius ns un Engineer. "Old ?Tim Bridger" wns a faniou? frontiersman. He was born ia the District of Columbia in 1807 aud dis covered the Great Salt lake of TJtali in tho winter of 1824-C He was at least the first white man to report the ex istence of that body of water, Bridger was illiterate, bat had remarkable natural geuius as au - engineer. No mau in the west was so familiar with tho topography of the country between the Mississippi river and the Pacific ocean, and his memory for landscapes was ph?nom?nal. They used to say that Jim Bridger knew every tuft of grass on the great plain9, and he was very proud of that reputation. Colonel luman In his charming book, "The Old Santa Fe Trail," tells au inter esting story that illustrated this par ticular talent. At ono time early in theJ60s, while the engineers of tho proposed Union Pacific railway were temporarily in Denver, then an insignificant mush room hamlet, they became somewhat confused as to the most practical point in the range over which to run their line. After debating the ques tion they determined, upon a sugges tion from some of the old settlers, to send for Jim Bridger, wlio was then visiting ic St. Louis, A pass, via the overlaud stage, was inclosed in a letter to bim> and he was urged to start for Deiiver at once, though notbiug of the business for which his presence was required was told him iu the text. lu about two weeks the old man ar rived, and the next moruing, after he had rested, he asked why h? h.ad been sent for from such a distanc?. -The engineers then beg.-Tn to explain their dilemma. The old mountaineer waited patidntly Until they had finished,when, with a look of disgust on his withered countenance, he demanded a large piece of paper, remarking at the same time: "I could a-told yon fellers all that in St. Loni? and saved you the expense of bringing me out hero. " He was handed a hheet of manila papery Used for drawing the details of bridge plans. The veteran pathfinder spread it on the ground before him, took a dead coal from the ashes of the firo, drew a rough outline map, and, pointing to a certaiu peak just visible on the serrated horizon, he said: "Thero's where you fellers can cross with your road, and nowhere else, without more diggin' an' cuttin' than you think of." That crude map is preserved in the archiv?s of the great corporation, and its line crosses the main spurs of the Bocky mountains just where Bridger said it could with the least work. ..... .... .. ? . . . ir??** .* - siderable seat of population, nave al ready revealed more than three thou sand graves. The primitive culture here unearthed, represented by all kinds of weapons, implements, and ornaments, bore uo resemblance to any of the then known classical oues of the Mediterranean basin. Its graves contained no Bomau coins or relics. There was nothing Greek about it. It contained no trace either of writing or chronology. It was obviously pre historic; there was no suggestion of a likeness to the early civilizations in Scandinavia. It was even more primi tive than the Etruscan, aud entirely different from it, especially in its lack of tho beautiful pottery known to these predecessors of the Homans. Little wonder that von Sacken, who first adequately described it in 1868, aud Hochstetter, who worthily carried on his researches, believed that Hall statt reprcs?uted au entirely indigen ous and extinct Alpino civilization. On.the other hand, so exceedingly rich and varied were the finds in this out-of-the-way corner of Europe, that another and quite difierent view seemed justifiable. Might this not b< an entirely exotic culture, products gained by tra/]e from ali parts < f the world, being ho e deposited with their dead by a people who controlled thc great and very aucient salt mines hereabouts?-From the Origin ol European Culture, by Prof. William Ti. Ripley, in Appletons1 Popular Science Monthly. A Kine Sense ?T Propriety. She was the lady of all work in n Brooklyn family, but allumbie posi tion did not prevent her from having a delicate understanding of ethics. She was to be married and the wed ding day was sot, but afi'airs in the household to which she- belonged made it extremely inconvenient to have her leave at^hat time, and the mistress of tho house asked the girl if it would not be possible for her to make ar rangements to stay a few weeks longer. The girl agreed to this quite readily. She was quite willing to put off leav ing for a few weeks, but the marriage ceremony must be performed, as it would be unlucky to postpone it. When the important evening ar rived, the girl in her wedding gown, and the lady of all work in a neigh bor's house, who was to be maid of honor, also in her best gown, were ready.the two went around the corner of the street nearest the house, whore a carriage was awaiting them, and were driven to the church. "But why, Bridget," asked the mis tress of the house of the bride after her return, "didn't you have the car riage driven up before the door?" Bridget's nose took au extra upward turn and her face assumed a look of hauteur as she asked in expressive tones: "Me kerridge at the door one day, mern, and me in the house at the washtub the next!"-New York Times. Another Record Ilroken. The past six months have seen an other record broken. More freight cars have been ordered than ever be fore iu a like period; the number, 88,038. If these cars were placed end to end they would cover more than half the distance from New York to Chicago; to be accurate, 567 miles. An average caris thirty-four feet long. The principal copper fields of the United States aro in Michigan, Mon tana and Arizona. "0, Barbara," the barber sighed, "This scissor time to speak; \t you won t be my hohe true bride I'll dye without a squeak. '0, Dan Druff, don't,", tho po'ma^e screamed. "Do such a wlg'head act; It would be barber-ous. I dreamed O? you," she smiled with tact. :'Look cop and brush your tears away; Ob, comb, and be a man ! Let's soap I'll be your bride some day." "I will, but if," cried Dan. "You razor hope you will dispel, There'll beard death, you'll soe; And If there's scrape on my door-bell My chair will empty be." "I do not shampooer fellow," said Miss Barbara, perplexed: :'Oil though when your first wife Is dead You'll (Quickly cry for 'Next.' " -Tit Bib?. ? HUMOROUS. 4'Isn't your husband a bit dyr-'er* tic?" "I rather think he is; I know he always disagrees with his meals.". "Anthony Perkins has-such refined tastes." "Yes; but he has such ab unrefined way of always bragging about them.'.' - Squiff- The cycle is superseding the horse everywhere. Biff-Yes; I found a piece of pneumatic tire in my sausage this morning. Yeast-Yon say your neighbor is a mean man? Grimsonbeak-Mean is nd name.for him. "Why, he takes his soup with ? fork so it will last longer. "Dop't you think I write with a great deal of dash?" inquired the new woman reporter. "Yes," responded the city editor, comma* and semico lons." Aunt Hanna-The trouble was that you didn't know your own mind when yon married that womau. Ti 3 Un- ; happy One-I think it was because I didu't know her mind. Wife (earnestly)-George, dear, I have prayed so fervently of late for a tailor-made gown, that I feel it would be flying in the face of Providence not . to go and get measured at once. v Clarissa said she loved me to the bottom of her heart. Of course, lt more than pleased me thus to gamr? devotion's part. But just to go one better-as a man Is not ?"verse ie> tb?t I loved her to the bottom of my parse. Mrs. Willikins-Did your girl bake this bread? Mrs. Youngling (proud ly)-- No, I did it myself. Mrs. Willi ki?B->-I was going to say that if you?. girl did it she. certainly couldn't be worth th? $? a week you say you pay her. "What makes you so sure sho will witn unuauni oF. ^ / . want any boy of mine to be so unfor tunate as to regard it as a joke." Mother-I gave each of you boys an orange. Charlie, you said you wouldn't eat yours until after dinuer.' And you, Jack, said the same. Have you deceived me? Charlie-No, mother; we didn't eat our own or anges. I ate Jack's and he ate mine. A little boy, writing a composition ?n the zebra the other day, was re quested to describe the animal and to mention what it is useful for.' After deep reflection, he wrote: "The ze bra is like a horse, only striped. It is chiefly used to illustrate the letter Z." Mr. Courtney (flattering'y)-I had the blues awfully when I came here to night, Miss Fisher, but they are all gone now. You are as good as medi cine. Miss Fisher's Little Brother Yes; father says she'll be a drug in the market if she doesn't catch on to some fellow soon. Could Not Make the Bear Dance. j A case was heard before His Honor. .Judge Lumley Smith, at Westminister county court, England, which revealed some of the secrets of the showman's trade It was a claim brought by an electrician named Lammer against Clemeuci,a Frenchman,for work done. Mr", Bamford, solicitor for the plaintiff, explained that his client made the defendant an electric table for a bear to danoo on at the Boyal aquarium, for 32 shillings. The bear did not dnnce well on the table, as the shock was not strong enough to take effect on him. (Laughter). He ordered further work'to be done to make the shock strouger,but theu the' bear would not dance to his liking. The plaintiff stated in cross-examina tion, that he did not contract to make the bear dance, but to make au electric table. (Laughter). The defendant said one battery would do, as the bear had such fine feelings. He said that it had more tender feet than a human being. He told the witness to come to the aquarium ou Suuday when the public would not be there, and they would try it the whole day. (Laughter;. In re-examination the plaintiff stated that the defendant said the bear had such I ig feet that more wire must be put under the tablecloth. (Laughter). His honor found for the plaintiff in two guineas with costs. Ile Returned the Compliment. The obsequious person who seeks fees from travelers by pretending to take them for noblemen occasionally meets one who fails to fall into his trap. An English geutlemau of some what imposing appearance had a door opened for him at the Paris opera house by au usher, who bowed low aud said, "The door is open, Prince!" The Englishman glauced affably and without extending the expected fee, 3imply said, "Thank you very much, viscount!"-Tit Bits. Some Tonsorial Kecnrtip. Teddy Wick, in his famous London shop, did on one celebrated occasion sha^e a man in thirteen seconds, and Teddy's little girl Nellie shaved five men in two aud one-half minutes on the same occasion. For steady ton sorial expertness perhaps the record of W. Lloyd, also of London, has never been equalled. He once shaved thirty-five men in twelve minutes twenty-nine seconds in a tournament.