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ITHE NATIONAL BANK OF AUGUSTA
' L. C. HATNB, Pree't P. G. FORD, Cashier.
Undivided 1'rollls } $110,000.
Facilities of our magnificent Kew Vanlt
[containing 410 Safety-Lock Boxes. Dlffer
lent Slsos ar? offored to our patron? and
! the public at $3.00 to 310.00'per annum.
fl Pays Interest
L. C. Kayne,
Chas, C. Howard,
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_fiDGEFIELD, S. C.. WEDNESDAY, JULY ito. 1902
I m SINKINGJ
\ First Story of the ?
At thc extreme end of the Cornisl
?east, on the most southerly point e
?hgiahd? stand tvo s?ntin?ls bf th<
past ?fld the futur?: ? great f?ggec
rbek r??rs Its h??d ?bbv? the s?? som(
f?iir mii?s from th? shore barr?h; b?l
f?r tufts of sickly grass? uninhabited
??ve by the sea birds. Once ? guide
t? th? unwelldly ships that ?ailed
??ekiiig empires; ? l?ndm?rk tb' saii;
6rs, the first glimpse of homeland td
panderers; now a danger-mark to the
hiige black liners-a forgotten senti
nel of the past.
And a little inland a small tur
ret house, with a wooden mast point
ing skyward, and square glass eyes
ever staring ocean ward, stands as the
sentinel of the future-the future of
the wireless telegraphy.
Th? clouds had been driving r??nd
th? Lizard point for several flays,
forming solid banks of blackness in
the southwest, swoopiDg across the
"-reen seas, that hourly grew more
restless.and often hiding the old barren
rock from the strongest telescope. The
lonely watcher-one by day and one
by night-in thc gray house Marconi's
"Wireless telegraph station of the sbUth)
had long known bf the approach of
the storm; Ships ??r?ady caUght iii
its fierce clutches had telegraphed its
advent to the watcher, and he, Jove
like, had hurled electric warnings of
the danger to otaer boats.
John Priest felt the nervous excite
ment in the air communicate itself to
his body, filling him with a vague un
rest and fear.
His companion was waiting at the
"I'm glad you're not late," he said.
"I fear even now I shall get caught in
the storm before I can cover those
three miles ?long the cliff. Good
"Good right/' replied John Pries,.:
He watched.the other run swiftly
down the path am along the cliffs. He
felt a strange longing to call him back.
The quiet threatening of the night,
quivering With electricity and storm,
thrilled his nerves:
"I wonder what's wrong with nie?"
he said aloud, and then checked him
self, unpleasantly conscious of his own
Nothing living was visible-not even
ft tree; hot ft bird on tho wing;
b?thibg. W&fe &n effort he laughed
ftnd b?ng?d .
?nd ?ttt?rcd . . n
room with. 1 . r
ward. It wa
chamber, c >
sofa, a bo
?ag Or tntr
uart in th
strum ent ;
Priest looked" at ?
hours and a half of solitary couhru
ment, practically cut off from all hu
When he looked at his watch agaiu
.what had seemed an hour proved 15 j
minutes. Then he swore quietly at
himself for a fool and filled his pipe
deliberately. As he put it to his lips
a sudden blaze of light lit the room '
and a terrible crash rent the air, tear
ing silence and the night asunder and
echoing from cliff to cliff.
With the first great crash all the |
elements sprang to life. To the watch
er it seemed as if fire, earth, air and
water were swirling an,i struggling
through space, inextricably mixed to
How long he whtched with awe and
wonder he did not know but the rush
ing winds howled him ir M a semi-con
scious sleep, in which he heard the
waves rising and roaring nearer anc
He awoke with a start, feeling some
thing or some one had spoken to hin
The yellow light burned more diml:
but instinctively he glanced first attt
Marconi instrument. All was in orde
The tapper was silent, motionless. J
he wondered what had suddenly call
him the instrument clickeu.
He drew his chair to the table a
bent over the instalment and wait
Again that little spark of light
* cimultaneously the c)
bene o vc?
Again that little spark 01 ngu,
hind him and simultaneously the cl
DH" it said.
"DH!" that was no trick of
storm; yet he did not know the
Quickly he turned to the code:
"DH"-S. s. Delilah mail and
senger steamer 9000 tons-Good 1
ens! what did the Delilah want
where was she? Surely, if he rei
bered right, she was due in Live
two days ago.
For an instant Priest hesita
watched and listened. From w
amidst the thousands of miles o
waves was this message sent?
unsteady hand he held his m
"Go on," and waited. No a
He held his breath and count
At last an answer "LE" ag:
instant's pause then the mac!
gan slowly with many paus
breaks as if the message fl
magnetic wings through spac<
little gray turret on the Corni:
was battling each yard of
with the wind, the sea and tl
the machine began to spell
"The Delilah-damaged b
seas-fear fast sinking-five
Flash "DH. Where are y
He found a difficulty in bi
now the seconds dragged
surely, now, and no answe
"Where are you?"
- At last an answer: "S. S.
ard; about one hundred mi
stmments damaged; rudde
can keep afloat few more
help . . ." The rest was i
still the tapper clicked
With horrible vividness
men and women huddled
the sinking ship in the i
raging tempest waiting,
swer, praying heaven Jt
he "Yes," trusting, believ
M Tfl? DELILAH. . |
sea, Based on the Use I
s Telegraphy. ft
ii His hand moved slowly, steadilj
f now, ?s he spelled out four v.-ords lt
? th? (larkfi?s?;
I "impossible! tb send heiil:"
Five hundred iheh and w?m?nj h?s:
bands; Avives, ibvers! CHlidrehj tdd-1
He had sent death:
He jump?d from his chair and
rushed to the window and stared out;
black, black everywhere! Impotently
he beat his hands against the window
and mercilessly the rain and the wind
and the sea spume beat back
Back to his seat ?? rushed; and1 bi ?
sudden an inspiration came. If, per
chance, there was another boat any
where near that he could telegraph
He relit the lam pand turned up the
book giving the names of vessels fitted
with wireless telegraphy; The last
boat on the list; the Scotsman^ there
was just a chance sh? might be in
the English channel, the vaguest
chance, he knew, but is was possible.
Hastily he telegraphed now: "Am
trying to signal Scotsman; if within
distance will send her to help you."
He waited for an answer but none
came: Had she already gone down?
If sb-hastily he Changed the signal
call-the machine clicked-and Wait
ed. He was fighting the stdrm how,
fighting Nature who gives no rna ter;
fighting earth who open-mouthed,
panted for 500 lives.
Why din't she answer? Wherever
she was she should receive the mes
sage! Ah, at last
"M. S. delilah sinking fast. Are
you near enough to help?"
Presently the answer;
"Fear impossible but will look out
for her-trying to beat down Channel
myself." Then after a longpausp: "Am
trying to get imo communication with
Again" Priest flashed: "For God's1
;ake do your best-500 passengers."
He waited and for aa instant the
??lenee lifted and he heard an exUlt
int shriek from the wind and sea out
ide and the house trembled. Where
yere those 500 souls?
Close tiver the table he bent and
eld his breath:
"Cannot keep afloat until the m?rfl'
lg. Have you been able to send help?"
"Yes. Spoken Scotsman beting
own Channel. She looking for you.
r ;:-'j- cryuK?? *<?.> moi ??,
firing ..:..; -? y.'j ma %
"Wc arc g
?thor pause that
lash Ht 'lightning momentarily
ihe room with a blue glare, ahd th<Sftri
crash of thunder deafened Priest fe
a moment. When the last rumb.' T,
died away he heard the wireless 1 teet
sirument again clicking. Had r&fit
missed something during that appalling
crash? "Have launched one of the
boats." A pause that seemed to last
for hours. Then, "Boat has over
turned with 20 passengers. Ali \ost."
Another wait longer than the first. In
imagination Priest saw men and wom
en struggling In the relentless waves.
He pictured the others hui1 .'ling at
the side of the helpless liner, and at
each flash of lightning thought he
could see the ghastly terror on pale
faces. "Good heaven, they will drown,
drown!" he cried aloud, in agony.
Again the instrument ticked out its
piteous message: "Two moro boat?
launched. Both overturned. Fea
must abandon hotfe; fast filling."
A long pause. Priest sat motionlesi
his eyes steadfast on the machin
coldly ticking of approaching doo!
to the only man in the world wi
knew and could not save.
Then-"Passengers have behav
splendidly. Perfect order; no panii
A still longer pause. Priest dropp
from Wie chair to his knees and beg
hysterically to pray, while he watct
with staring eyes the tapper t
heard the click-dot-beathammerl
into his brain.
"Passengers four hundred and fi
-two fifty men, one seventy wor
twenty children-remainder crew,
"Save them, save them!" (
Priest aloud, and the storm shri
derisively. Unconsciously his
gers, convulsively touching the
chine, spelt these two words, an
message was carried out Into
night, over the seas, to the si
"There is still hope" the v
whispered; "he ia sending for
But the men-guessed.
"Cannot decipher your last m
-stern of ship nearly under v
a matter of minutes now-pas.*
ask -will you kindly convey to f
-the letters advanced before
eyes, and became confused. He
he heard the voices cf men and
calling-he sprang to the wim
looked out. A pale gray Ugh
east. Was that dawn?
The tapper still clicked,
words spelt were confused
What is happening now be:
bar of light, on the gray dow
Where is the Scotsman?
Frantically he seized the i
and called the Scotsman ag?
He is answered: "Have s
lilah-making for ner."
One two, three, four-ho'
lites slide away, each on(
Ten, flfteer-the bar of
grown; the gray dawn peej
den through the square 1
the little house, the Sent
Future, and touches the
sides of the rock at sea,
of the Past, and John Pr
rush and swirl of water
an oppressive silence and
he watches the machine
quivers; the ?na.1 mes;
lt s and
g to the
V7. of Liz
les off; m'
he saw 500
nldst of the
for that an
iat it might
?mg it would
r down where' saw Delilah; nothing v"h
j ible save wreckage. Scotsman."
That is the final message. The gra
dawn f? Over dil now;-New Yorl
DOCS IMITATE MASTERS.
Take on CharncterUtlcs of Those Wh(
One of the most curious traits to be
found itt the animal nature, RnH an
?b?erv??t eitzen, if} that vh>h STOWS
out of the unconscious imitativeness of
I-creatures bl thc lower order.- 1 hive
' bbservft?! mftiiy ihsta?ris of w'H'fe the
cre?tutes of ? lower ?rder h?ve' tdl-o?
oh tile characteristics iii ?Oiue ho'tice
t ble degree St members of the humar,
fami?y. One might know, for i its tri.ute,
the beggar's dog just from ?he look
o? the dog, from the droop of the eye,
th? pathetic hang of the lip and a cer
tain1 general air of dcsp?ndcnc? lld
hopelessness which seems to speak id
the very nature of the animal. 1 men
tion the beggar's dog brea UFO it is a
familiar example. The beggar's dog
never looks cheerful, never smiles,
never frolics, but rim ply sits bv his
rift?ter and broads and be's for what
ever charity may give. 1 have soon
the dbg Character moulded under hap
pier influences and tho di g become
more cheerful. He was a light-he?rt-?
od, free-and-easy sort :l cr n turc, and
seemed to get something of th.? sun
nier side of things. I ara almost
tempted to say tnat if you will stow
me a man's dog I will tell yo-, what
manner of man the owner is, will par
ticular reference to temperament and
his m06ds? The melancholy man, the
man who grovels inertially -long the
gloomier grooves, the pessimistic *nnn,
who is also looking at the dark side
ot tho picture, all the mer. who cor.<e
within these unhappy classifications
.arely own a cheerful dog. The deg
inconscicusly takes to tho ways of his
nester, and in his moods imitaros the
caster's way of thinking. But turn to
he dog of the Jolly, etWrfrl follow.
Vatch him show his t?elh Mi laughter
'hen the master appr ?ches, fie ls
artlng across the ya?- ? and dancing
nd frisking around the master's feet
1 the happiest way imaginable, and he
i up to all kinds of pranks and docs
1 kinds of little things to indicate the
?Md nature that is in him. He does
? his master decs, and fif-ems to take
te same general view of Hf??. These
e small things, 1 guess, but they
low just how important one's ac
ins are in life. Even one's way in
linking raayconvince one's dog and
lange hil; whole view of life.
GUAINT AND CURIOUS,
- -i.n K'l'i'T . :<?. :, was i
H". .:US, il! ".I?) Jj. r . ., ;,n .
be intestines of tho ox are 187
-small ones, 150 feet; large 37 t
-_Sheen 107 feet: small ones. I mate
is Mammoth Cave, oo umeu ._i
west of Louisville, Ky. It is about
10 miles long, though to explore its
multitude of avenues, chambers, grot
toes, galleries, domos, rivers and cat
aracts entails 150 miies ot travel.
Another curious fact. Accord inf
to Captam Maury the gulf stream run:
np hiU. After leaving tho Gulf o
Mexico, this current of warm wate
broadens out toward the north an
becomes more shallow. Its depth o
the Island of Bernini ls about 2i
fathoms, eff Capo Hatteras, about V
fathoms. He calculated the ascent
10 inches to the mile.
The largest flower in the world
the Rafflesia Aroldi, of Sumatra,
size is fully three feet in diametc
about the size of a carriage wh
The five petals of this immense fl
er are oval and creamy whito, gi
lng round a center f?llcd with co
less long, violet-hucd stamens,
flower weighs about 15 pounds ar
capable of containing nearly two
lons of water. The buds are lik
gantic brown cabbage heads.
A Dinner Tub'e for Hnr?e?.
Queen Alexandra has always
great consideration for horse and
useful alimals, and displayed
interest some years back in a
r.n.-nt which resulted in the post
notices requesting ra? sengers
train from causing avoidable
pages of 'buses, because of the
imposed on the teanu. Her i
has recently expiessol a desir
scmethlng for Il e U)rses on t'
lie cab ranks an i has taken th
steps. In Cop?nhagen there
general use on the carriage
small trestle viands, or tal
which the horses' nosebags ai
so that the animals may feed
er comfort; and aa an ex?
Queen Alexandra has had a
these ta ?les sent over from
Her majesty's notion Is to giv
a few drivers, in thc hope
practical utility may be den
and the system extended. T
are extremely light and cor
the top part is formed of si
bing. The whole contriva^.
folded into very smail coi
quite conveniently stowed ;
the seat of a cab when
leaves the rank. The table
tentatively used at the ca
Pall Mall within the past
s-and tneu Locl<e gr.ve most of his
a void. Still worlds ui philosophy. I
? the tapper stand amazed at the p
sage, slowly thought shown by Afistot
t in' the
sv the min
> an hour.
3S of a sud
inel of the
lest hears a
m MW BRITISH AMBASSADOR TO
IS FINE F
Woods Named From Their Grain und
Cutting-No Bird'? Kyo Maple Tree.
Most of th?? people who bear the fur
niture man talk glibly of bird's eye]
maple, curly walnut iud quartered
oak, imagine that these are the prod
now BIRD'S-EYE MAPIIB IS CDT.
cts of spuie particular kind of tree
i each species.
There ls an instance on record of a
oman seeking a bird's eye maple
ee iu Central Park because she was
ire it must be a beautiful tree and
fusing to believe that there wasn't
tree of that name. Any tale of that
rt was Invented merely to hide the
irk's shortcomings in thc matter of
iple trees, she said, for she had n
droom set made of bird's e5re maple)
?od In tho house,
?ut nil this is pure delusion. The,
mes are Klnml v Invented liv thal
log ls used up.
ic thin shaving thus obtained is
Jibed and polished to show thci
i and then mounted upon rougher!
trial. Furniture made In this way,
R tO *C
e them t?
u-e can o
s have beer.
b rank ?
I^rrte non* MKS.
Ad tSL? H ~.eh7eea Buzzard's Ba*
Ba'T *? T? uppTOrtnaw,
Sb? Srst section o? too shaft ?III
Vo a dlnmefor of ?tofo"t "
? the height of tirelre and a hali
* from the base will be tv,ie
fe* on. al, four "% *
geen feet two inches fn -rhl i J 8
garches of the base are to beten
g heh and Are f?*t wide. The "
|; be recessed about six or *X
FT TO AI AUK FIB ST COLONY 1?
it which shall be as nearly lm
shable ns possible,
fter Its completion and dedication
memorial will be turned overdo thu
ssachusetts Historical Society.
Music Stand and Loaf Turner.
'he automatic leaf-turner has al
dy been attached to the piano,
ere it has been found very useful
adjusting the pages of music with
: loss of time on the part of the
yer, and now Otto C. Zerck has
illed practically the same arrange
nt to the music staud used by or
?stra and concert bands. In the first
ice, lt will be noticed that the stand
ds into small compass by the action
the lazy-tongs at either end, these
lng controlled by a thumb-screw.
ie mechanism for turning the sheets
music Is very simple, there being
ly a series of spring strips and an
tuating Auger. Each of tho strips
provided at its outer end with a
ock having a spring steel or rubber
imp, in which the Individual sheets
e inserted. To set the turner ready
r use the pages are Inserted lu thou
k TOTJOH OF THE FINGER TURNS TB
corresponding slots in the Moci
the arms are then bent arouu
they are locked back of the n
key. The player has only tc
this key to release the spring s
Find of Platinum.
Platinum in commercial qu
has been found In two places In
ington. Iiatluum, one ot the
metals, is especially valuable to
leal apparatus, because lt ls
jured by acids; the demand, li
is larger than the supply, for t!
in the Ural Mountains aflfn
about 12.000 pounds a year,
nearly the total world's out]
price muges from $150 to $17."
Cul ? fur H in'* l'nriii l'roOt*
The groves of citrus and ot
tropical fruits. lu California
In value but half as much at
chards. The oranges, lemont
figs and grape fruit being .
class, and apples, apricots,
pears and plutus in the secon
and grain furnish thirty-four ]
of the Income ol' the Stat?
twenty-seven per cent.; liv
nineteen per cent.
The Union Stock Yards of
cover 500 acres of ground. I.
10,000,000 head of cattle were
J Ohio Building on American Uni- V
vcrsity Grounds. ?J
An important event in the history
of the American University took
pince at Washington when President
Kooscvolt, one of the trustees of the
University, laid the corner stone of
the McKinley Memorial Ohio College
?f Government, the new building being
erected by that university to perpetu
ate the memory of the late President
McKinley, who Wils also a trustee of
During the lifetime of President Mc
Kinley, who was greatly Interested in
the Institution, it was the purpose of
the university authorities to create a
McKinley endowment of $100.000 in
connection with this Ohio College of
Government, and a considerable sum
had already boen subscribed for that
object, a great share of it by persons
When the President died, however,
the Ohioans interested in the university
decided to have the whole College of
Government a memorial to the mar
tyred President, and set about raising
the additional money necessary for
The sum of $.",00.000 was raised and
plans for the structure were Iminedl- i
ntely made, the work of laying the
foundations of the building being com- ;
menced last winter. The American <
ilrd muming ??"? -7
e Epworth College of Literature.
na a considerable sum has a.ready ,
een contributed toward its erection k,
The building, when completed. WH ^
e a magnificent edifice The genera p|
xpressloii is that of the Greek s yk a
f architecture, with a few Kornau- w
saue features. There is a corner poi
Z entrance with a low dome sup
,ortcd by six immense Corinthian col
mn' and the high arched windows ;
" tue sides carry out the pure Greek
"ea The university authorfities will
nake every effort to have the building J
tm completed, after which nfv
,ropriatc dedicatory exercises will be ,)(
HU Indelible Toi>_ue. ?J
?.?;Se,hSt of ?oUten.n? t,
S3* M? ? P oss o? goWeu-bvown
co?ring ponrfl?. tbe lead, o ?
'* , " U?t<l_ea indelible tot. anrt
'|AM. The doctor worked on him i
S two weeks; and thought he had
I Said to Be Lighter and Stronger Th?
Those of Wood.
Saw handles are now made of hollo
aluminum, and the advantages ai
said to be strength, durability, Ugh
ness and attractive appearance \
ALUMINUM SAW HANDLE.
though made of metal. It Is both ll-ht*
er and stronger than a wood handle,!
"'Ill not rust and will outlast a blade
find can be used on another saw if'oe'
basion requires. The handle is mada]
ALLEGE OF GOVERNMENT,.
several forms. One follows the I ,
?es of the ordinary type of saw i
" 00 ?'""v" ?n one of HIP P">*
Salutluc Women by Kissing.
The fashion of saluting women by
ssing their hands, which is now l
clnred to be the style once again in <
iris, has not yet reached here unless ]
mild catastrophe that happened in a ]
of garden the other night was the ?
.st attempt to localize the new style. 1
A very young man was brought up
f a friend to the table at which a
.oup of French people were sitting
id Introduced to the woman of the.
irty. He promptly leaned forward
id to the evident astonishment of the
oman, hissed her hand which hud not
?en presented for the salutation, and
ad to be dragged up from under the
ible to receive the gentleman's caress,
But there were other drawbacks to
als means of salutation. In leaning
orward to reach the lady's hand the
ery young man's shoulder knocked
ver a glass and it spilled its ice and
?inonnde over the table.
It is doubtful whether the -woman
ir the youth was more embarrassed
>y the Incident, which attracted the
ittentlon of everybody In that part of
he garden. But the woman showed
t more. This salutation, even in Eti
ope, is reserved for a woman's own
lome and ls not to be used in public.
Sew ork Sun.
Issues a Costly Catalogue.
<ondon firm has issued a cata
of the goods it keeps for sale. It
encyclopedic work in two hand
volumes of 8S0 pages, lifty-six in
size ten by twelve inches and
iches In thickness. Its puhlica
.ength of a Lightning Flush.
known that a lightning flash
st but a millionth of a second.
t volcanoes shown by a
lovesick 6'rl got Jilted,
bought a distant nook
Brooded on her troubles
Goln' to write a took.
Man, he thought he'd travel,
rook a flying Jook
.e Atr80<m,8 fore'l?o countries
t Oom to writ? a book?
I- Fellow took a fancy *?
-3lb? t,u_n,n* wok;
Tramp n' didn't payhim_
Goin' to write a book.
Millionaire and pauper
>alet, maid, an'cook.
Everybody's g'ot it- '
Coln to write a book.
Editor-Did Tou~?n7erY?ew Macis,
trate Scndemup? Renorter-Ye^ SS
roweinS~~W?th ?" h,s fault*- Bor
rowell is sympathetic." Slobbs-Yee
? believe he aefnnii?. f--i '
Iiis creditors 7 feeIS SOrry ?or
pie Mue- ?tL - S' agreed the Sim
h^r^rT^ tab,e mai>ners he
?as. I think I shall cut him. Belle
?e t%Tr7n t0 W,th ^ ki?fi
ne wi? probably cut himself.
"JlfJrV3'" asked W11?e sweetly
gucss 'draCh0PPln&sea ch?n?" %
funv ?-f WCred his father thought
Mfr. it must be the seaboard."
Ra7?at d06S " meaD when thepapers
aanger. second Fish-How do rou
W? First Fish-Oh I read
tween tue lines.
Hart"" "vf" * ">", ? ***
..hid??* ' she refused me."
h Jan,tt0Chanseherna^ eh r
Bam? Cha?ge her first
last" h'?o.baLWTsn a S00d play at
Place." "what*' lt? ^ COmmon'
successful o? thl % e ?Vhe most
vooiui ot tne season.' "Which
Proves exactly what I say."
old T?a? llaS,y0ur age' sir'" said
ow man sternly, "i was".t bothered
with creditors chasing mo up- <.?
must take after you, dad/ ?plied the .
son. It doesn't bother me either.?
"How do you like that soan'" in
"Although I fee! that yuin; ;...
ind I will never agree-" he began.
'Really, Mr. Gayley," she interrupted.
But he continued: ' While I know I am
roost unworthy of you-" "Well, papa
ind mamma agree with you there, Mr.
"Do you see the tall chap, Petro?
Well, he has turned many a girl's
head." "But he is neither handsome
nor rich." "I know that." "Then how
did he turn girls heads?" "With his
preparations. He manufactures hair
"Do not darken my doorway
again," said the frail little woman
with the child. No, gentle reader, she
was not speaking to any brute of a
persecutor-only informing the paint
er that she was tired of sable colors,
and preferred something light.
So Stree ly Innocent.
He had been to the boarding school
to pay a surprise visit to his daugh
ter, his only child. He had parted
from lier, proud to be the parent of
such a handsome maiden, pleased
with the innocence of budding wom
anhood. The principal accompanied
I him to the door.
"Madam," he said, with deep feel
ing, "I owe you much for the manner
in which you have reared my child
since she has been under your care.
When I notice the contrast between
that Innocent maiden and some of the
girls of her age, who have not had
thc advantage of such strict supervis-,
ion, I feel that I have indeed done
wisely in placing her in your charge."
"And how proud you must bc." raid
the principal, glowing with satisfac
tion, " to be the father of so large
and devoted a family."
"Large-devoted!" gasped the proud
parent. "What do you mean?"
"Devoted to each other," said the
principal. "No fewer than seven of
Clara's brothers have been here dur
ing the past three weeks to take her
out. and she is expecting another to
Male Taste In Beanty.
Maidens who have passed their 30th
year may now claim that they repre
sent the most perfect and advanced
type of maidenhood, and look down
upon girls who marry before 25 as
very much akin to ravages, for it is
a well known fact that the age of
marriage advances with civilization.
Everywhere the more mature woman
is to the fore, says Health. Tho
tastes of men in this regard seem to
have undergone a complete revolution,
and instead of fluttering about the
inexperienced girl, talking pretty noth
ings, they are matching their experi
ences, broadening their horizon, sharp
ening their wits in clever conversa
tion with some brilliant and beautiful
Old Time Dollar?.
For standard money the people of
Abyssinia use the Marla Theresa 1780
r'.ollars. but for small change a very
different coin is resorted to. This ls
v.o other than a bar of hard crystal
led salt about 10 inches long and
two and a half broad and thick, slight
ly tapering toward the end. Five of
these bars go for a dollar.