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ISSUED TWIOE-A-WEEK?WEDNESDAT AND FRIDAY. I. m. grist & sons, Publishers. J % Stepaper: 4or ^c. promotion of the political, Social, Agricultural and Commercial Interests of the ?outh. [ TERsingK VOLUME 41. YORKVILLE, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 1895. XU^IREE 49. ' A DESERT CLAIM. By MABY E. 8TIOOEY. [Copyright, 1894, by J. B. Llpplncott Company.] CHAPTER III. A fortnight later, and the reign of repose had passed away. "The place where nothing ever happened," as Nelsine liked so well to describe her home to remote correspondents, was now a scene of restless stir and activity which filled every working hour of the day with fresh interest, for Paul Brown had s come, and the whole ranch was given nroi* tn tho hnoinpBB nf Vinrfifl breaking. The hurrying hoofs of the horse herd coming in from outside pastures were . now the family reveille, several times tempting them out in the fresh, dew washed morning air to watch the opening performance of the day. This, the cutting out from the herd of some 18 or 20 head for the day's work, involving much expert "throwing of the twine," in oowboy phrase, was a scene of much excitement, as at the first fall of the lariat the animal that had never yet known the touch of human hand was always driven mad with terror, fighting for freedom In a frenzy which not infrequently carried the captor captive, with no little rude jostling, around the corral before the rope could be safely brought around the 6tout snubbing post in the center of the ground. If the colt happened to be especially vicious, he was forced into the secure pen of slabs known as the chute or thrown to the ground and hobbled until the hackamore halter of rope could be slipped in place, and it was at this point that Paul . Brown's marrelous influence became v apparent. Once the hackamore was adjusted he would begin murmuring in a soothing monotone, as though quieting a fractious child, expostulating, reasoning, as though the animal could understand, a curious tenderness as well as an inflexible purpose in the tone, which seemed almost to hypnotize the unhappy animal, which presently, to its own surprise, as it seemed, would be led about the corral as though helpless to ^ resist that subtle charm of voice and eye. ! "It is the iron hand in the velvet glove," Mrs. Ellery remarked as they stood looking on over the fence. "But the horse will be avenged evenw tually," observed Hugh comfortably between the puffs of his cigar. "The average life of these fellows is but seven years after they start in on that sort of work. For awhile they go on conquering and to conquer, so to speak, but sooner <or later each meets his little Waterloo. He gets a tumble that injures him internally, he develops a kidney trouble or something in that line, and next q ^Ai?cn nf Qnnfhnr r?r?1r?r UUlUg UC AiUOD M 4IUAOV V* MUVVU\>* VV?V? 'over the range.' " "It is dreadful, " murmured Edith, whether referring to fate of man or horse was not clear, as she watched with a sort of unwilling admiration the stalwart figure that with the magnificently developed strength of perfect manhood was combating the struggles of a colt bene on refusing the torture of the "bitting rig." She had her camera with her and had been that morning photographing the horse, and incidentally the horse trainer, in all possible v poses. "But it is magnificent!" her cheeks glowing, her breath coming fastear, as she pressed the button for one last snap shot ^ They stopped to order the breakfast w served as they passed the pantry win' dow, on the other side of which Artalissa was molding bread. "And can you see the circus from here?" Mrs. Ellery ? asked, disposed to wheedling graciousness in view of the fact that they had kept the meal waiting. "I'vefcot too much to do to be watchin a lot of fool colts, let alone makin that man Brown more conceity and stuck up than ever." She sullenly beat at the white mound of dough while she shot one swift glance at Miss Ellory's s dainty, lace trimmed gown, with its flutter of pale blue ribbons. "He thinks enough of himself now, goodness knows, though that's generally the way with these good lookin fellows," muttering the last as though somewhat repenting her first petulance. "He is good looking, is he not?" re turned .airs. JUiery suavely, glancing ^ back at the corral with a charming air of nnconsoiousness. "H'ral I've seen 6ome enough sight handsomer," the girl exclaimed, tossing her head with elaborate indifference. "Do you think so? Then I hope you will whisper it to Jim, Artalissa, for, do you know, I fear the poor fellow -> sadly needs some sort of consolation." Artalissa simpered and bridled. "Well, I'm sure he's got no business thinkin anything, so far as I'm concerned, Mis' Ellery. I wouldn't have him if he was made of gold from head to foot and was as big as an elephant to boot." "Well, were he such a freak as that * I should oertainly hope not," cried Mrs. Ellery laughing amusedly as they walked away. "But what a touchy croature she is!" she observed, with some anxiety, when they were beyond raugo of the open window. "Was it be? cause we k^pt the breakfast waiting that eho was in such a temper, do you think?" There was a curious expression about the lines of Edith's mouth, a hot flush upon her cheeks. "I wonder you can endure the girl!" she exclaimed vehemently. "To me she is simply detestable." v "Ah, but if 6he gives us three meals a day," the other protested in a tone of good humored compromise. "Of course you observe that your prediction is fulfilled? She is in love with your horse trainer." "Oh, do you think so?" faltered Nel6ine, as if loath to credit tko statement after alL "I am sure of it. " "Then I suppose she will marry him," ejaculated the uuhappv housewife, despairingly washing her hands of the whole business. "But heaven forbid!" "Oh, heaven never forbids!" Edith rejoined, with a sarcastic little laugh. "Heaven is given over to the making of marriages, don't you know!" It was Brown's custom to ride each horse himself until its spirit was sufficiently subdued, when it was turned over to one of the boys to be handled under his direction, and thus at intervals all day long a straggling procession, exhibiting every degree of equine perversity, was charging by devious ways about the place. Ill advised hens, bent upon feeding about the confines of the corral, contributed regularly to the excitement as they scattered with cacIrlino nrnfcAKt before each fresh onslaught o ? on their peace, while the little boys, like a Greek chorus, aided the proceedings to the best of their ability by shrilly announoing each change in the programme over and over until nobody could be left in ignorance of all that was going on. Edith was out on the lawn oue morning, assuming to read, although the book had dropped forgotten to her lap while her eyes were dreamily fixed upon one moving spot on the gray green plain across the creek?a growing object which she recognized as Paul Brown? returning from a mad dash the country on the back of an animal which had seemed as unconquerable as original sin. She was recalling Hugh's words of the other day. Seven years was the limit of such a life, he had said. In such a little time, according to that grisly law of the average, this man would hAve passed away to the unknown beyond to find out, perchance, why God had let him thus squander his rich gift of life. Such a little time?seven yearf! However bravely he rode today, it seemed to her but as a losing race with death. He saw her as he crossed the bridge, raising his hat with that graceful air of deference which more than any other thing about him seemed to betray unmistakably the training of a gentleman. Perhaps it was this movement that startled the oolt; perhaps the vicious brute had been summoning strength merely for a fresh coup. However it was, su(b_ deuly leaping across the" lfftle bridge and swerving violently to the left as he struck the ground, the maddened creature made straight up the rise of lawn toward the trees where Edith was standing, glued to the spot with terror. Just beyond her, nearer the creek, a tree had fallen in one of the spring storms, the top still alive and clothed in a mass of greenery closely interlaced with the branches of the brace of cottonwoods against which it was leaning. There was just time to see that Brown was pulling fiercely at the bit and to no pur VsT x f Brown reas pull iwj fiercely at the bit. pose, although blood was dripping from the tortured mouth, when, with the speed of the wind, horse and rider had passed her by, dashing directly toward that low archway of the fallen tree, as if the horse had cleverly considered this means of delivery from the hated incubus upon his back. For an instant Edith closed her eyes, feeling as if Azrael, the angel of death, stood beside her, but the man's cool presence of mind saved him. As they neared the menacing branches, when it seemed inevitable that he should be dashed senseless to the ground from the blow so swiftly approaching, he loosened his feet from the stirrups, and when the horse plunged *? . % % x 1_ r> > _ viciously uuaer me low iron*. diuwu b hands grasped a limb of the tree above, swinging him clear from the saddle, whence he coolly dropped to the ground a moment later. The colt, blindly miscalculating the height of the opening, had become tightly wedged under the leaning trunk, securely held by the saddle, from which plight he was released by a couple of the boys, who came running down from the barn, and presently was led away, a sadder aud it is to be hoped a wiser animal. When this task was accomplished, Paul Brown walked over to where Edith was still standing. "I hope you were not frightened?" ho said, tho question rather ridiculous, ho felt, in view of her evident terror. "It was horrible! I never saw anything more dreadful!" she cried, with a shudder, pale to the lips. "Why dc you do it?" "Oh, I did not doit, Miss Ellery," he protested, with a broad smile, showing all his strong, white teeth. "Don't blame me, please. It was all the doing of the colt, I assure you. " "But the danger of such a life!" she urged excitedly. "It is scarcely less than suicide. Why will you take such chances?" "As to that,' he answered, with a careless shrug, "men must work, and in my case there are no women to weep. If I had got my head kuocked off?well, it would have been only another horse trainer dropped out of the race. A little inconvenient for Mr. Ellery just now probably, in view of the work he wants done. Rather shocking for Mrs. Ellery, as occurring on her pretty lawn, and for you"? "Well, and as for me"?she said as Ua 11 r? In rvi m 1 f Vl O /lOV. lit? ucoidatcu, ic^iuuiu^ uim nxtu u vutain air of defiance. "You, Miss Ellery? Why, it would have given you another subject for your camera," he said, with atshort, sardon- 1 ic laugh. "I thought of that as I hung 1 there like a jumping jack waiting to be cut down off a Christmas tree. I wondered if you were taking a snap shot at me to add to your collection." Already shaken and unnerved, the 1 girl's anger flamed up instantly. "You 'are perfectly brutal!" she exclaimed, 1 her eyes flashing fire. "Am I?" he replied, looking at her curiously. "I did not intend it so. Let me apologize for that unluoky speech as 1 well as forgiving you such a scare. We will try and not let either offense occur again," raising his hat as he turned to leave her. "Stop!" she cried out peremptorily, ! when he had gone a few steps. "Am I to understand from that reference to my camera that you have not liked being photographed so often; that yon feel that I have taken unwarrantable liber- ' ties in doing bo without asking leave?" She spoke in a choked voice, her cheeks < flushed red with wrath. I "By no means, Miss Ellery. I have been highly honored. I only meant to imply"? "Well, I should be pleased to know ] just what you meant to imply," she said as he hesitated. There was a dan- ? gerous sweetness in the labored courtesy of her tone. "Merely that Miss Ellery's interest, i if she will excuso my saying it, in the j case of her brother's horse trainer could nnt Tv-icsihlv oTtanrt hevrvnd her camera. " "And I cannot imagine any possible reason why it should," she answered, meeting his glance with a flash of anger. "And, as to the camera, I can assure you that you need be under no further apprehensions. I shall be careful not to , trouble you with even the impertinent , interest of snapshots hereafter." She was dazzlingly pretty in the glow of excitement. "Indeed, in the case of those I have taken, if it would give you the smallest satisfaction, I shall be only too happy to destroy every last one of , them." "Ah, now you are cruel, "he murmured, but she had sailed by him into j the house. TO BE CONTINUED FRIDAY. WAIFS FROM WARREN'S. Facts About tlie Killing of Two Little Negroes? Condition of the Crops?Other ' Notes. Correspondence of the Yorkvllle Enquirer. Warren, July 29.?The two Negroes who were killed ou theC., C. & A. Railroad some days ago, were uot killed at Lewis or at Smith's as has beeu published by the several newspapers of the county, but at the crossing opposite Mr. R. D. Sealv's. There were lour in the crowd, all boot-blacks from Columbia, and had sat down to rest? two on the ends of the crossties and two on the bank of the rail-road cut when they all fell asleep and the two on the ends of the crossties were killed 1 by a passing train. The two on the bank had to be awakened by the train hands so fast asleep were they. Two of Mr. J. H. Campbell's children were taken suddenly ill last Thursday, on their way from school, and are still seriously ill. Mrs. S. E. McFudden is also quite ill with the same malady?fever ; but of what type we have not learned. We have had no rain of any consequeuce since July 1, and crops are now beginning to sillier seriously. With a good rain now, the prospects are as bright, if not brighter than last year. Mr. S. E. McFadden has UO acres of as fine corn as one could wish to see. Mr. S. E. Steele, who it will be remembered got no rain last year while his neighbors all around got plenty, has this year got one good rain when none of his neighbors got any at all. From what we can learn, the vote at Antioch tomorrow will be light. The protracted meeting at Antioch will commence the 1st Sunday in August. The pastor will be assisted by Rev. Mr. Betts, of Richburg. Mr. C. C. Bates, who has spent the past three or four months with his parents, trying to recuperate his lost health, has returned to his business in Charlotte. The probabilities are that the post ' office at Warren, formerly Warren's i Turnout, will at an early day be discontinued. < In the mad rush at Tirzah, Friday ; evening, when the dispensary was < opened, we were surprised to see some < of Yorkville's Auti-dispensary men < calling loudly for their quart of xx rye. ] N. I fifcaT Mr. Editor, I want to advertise i for a wife. Editor?Well, now, young i man, let me give you a little advice, i Don't advertise for a wife. Advertise for a girl who wants to marry. i Miscellaneous Seiulinj). BLACKSBURG BUDGET. Mule Stolen?A Telephone Exchange?Big Fertilizer Works. Correspondence of the Yorkrille Enquirer. Blacksburg, July 30.?Representatives of fertilizer companies from Richmond, Petersburg, Norfork, Ya. and from cities in North Carolina, are here with a view of establishing u large fertilizer plant at this place. They are accompanied by their attorney, Major James F. Hart, of York viie. A telehpone company has been organized by some of our prominent citizens. The phones have been received, the poles and wires are being erected, and the plant will soon be in working order. A young and valuable mule was 3tolen on Thursday night from the stables of Richard Black, an honest apd industrious colored citizen of our tojvn. It was traced for 20 miles in the direction of Chester, and yesterday, Mr. T. L. Black, upon inquiry of the chief of police of Chester, received a telegrum that he had captured a mule answering to the description of the one stolen. No particulars were given ; but Richard has gone for his property. Mrs. Peoples, of Steel Creek, N. C., is visiting her ?sister, Mrs. Frank Moore. Miss Lola White, of King's mountain, N. C., is spending several days with her grandmother, Mrs. E. Whitesides. Miss Perla Whisonant, of Wilkinsville, is the guest of Mrs. Wm. A. Whisonant. Miss Boswell, of Camden, is visiting the family of Mr. Meetz. Mr. W. T. Howell, of Charleston, is enjoying our climate as a guest of Engineer Z. B. Shiner. w. A. ROCK HILL HAPPENINGS. People Coming nn<l Going?More Bicycle Racen?Other Notes. L^frespondence of the Yorkvllle Enquirer. TRock Hill, July 29.?Misses May Hood, Helen Marshall, Beulah Stewart and Hattie Stevens are visiting friends in the city. Miss Lenora Sims, of Columbia, is viatingMrs. Dave Hutchison. |Ir. W. S. Creighton, Jr., left last Thursday for Spartanburg to superintend the constructing of trrteshra wells there. Miss Alice Speucerspent last Friday and Saturday with Miss Mary Marshall. Rev. Alexander Sprunt leaves this week to spend a few days with his family who are at Wilmington, N. C., for the summer. Misses Silvia Cole and Bessie Jones, of Columbia, are visiting Miss Scotia Reid. Mr. E. L. Mobley is spending a week in Charlotte with friends there. Mr. H. R. Oldiger, our late Western Union operator has, gone to Charlotte. Miss Hall, of Roanoke, Va., takes his place. The Three C's railroad has removed a portion of its side track leading to the Industrial college to place one at Camden. Our drays will be kept busy for the present. We are to have more bicyle races about the middle of August. Yorkville, will, of course, receive iuvitations and we hope to see her largely tnrl nn tlaot rloir I vii vuaw viuj i Our large fire alarm bell will be put up this week. The bell is here but some parts of the iron tower has not arrived. This will be a great help as the hose can then be dried after using it which will prevent it from breaking as it often does when we need it most. POPULAR PHRASES. "Tipping the wink," generally regarded as a vulgar phrase, is to be found in a grave historical romance. It occurs in "Valerius, a Roman Story," l)y John Gibson Lockhart, Sir Walter Scott's son-in-law, and for many years editor of the Quarterly Review. The origin of the phrase, "I can't see it," is traced to Lord Nelson, who, at the battle of Copenhagen, was told that a signal was given to cease firing, ind the direction pointed out to him. Seizing a telescope, he applied it to his ilind eye, and exclaimed, "I can't see 1 If. "Hauling over the coals" dates six or eight centuries back, when feudal barins often used harsh methods of extorting gold from rich Jews by suspending their victims above slow fires until they paid ransom or died. There is a scene of this in "Ivanhoe," in which the Templar endeavored to extort money from Isaac of York, father of Rebecca. Anxious mothers often tell their laughters that "beauty is but skin leep." The phrase probably originated with these two lines: Beauty Is but skin deep, and so doth fall Short of those statues made of wood or stone, which occurs in the Rev. Robert Fleming's poems, published in 1691. The term, "blue stocking," was originally used in Venibe about the year 1,400 to designate the literary classes by colors. In Mill's "History of Chivalry," we are told that members of the various academics were distinguished by the color of their stockings, blue being the prevailing color. The application of the term to women originated with Miss Hannah Moore's admirable description of a blue-stocking club in her "Bas Bleu." "Corporations have no souls" is a much older expression than most people imagine. It originated with t>ir Edward Coke, who, in the Sixteenth century, was considered one of the best legal writers of the age. He says, in one of his treatises : "Corpo* : rations cannot commit trespass, nor be outlawed, nor excommunicated, for they have no souls." There are few such common-sense ! proverbs as "Every man is the architect of his own fortune." Appius I Claudius, a Roman censor, used it in a L speech delivered by him 450 years before the Christian era. "Better late than never" was used over 300 years ago by Thomas Tucker in his "Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry. Later on, we find Bunyan used it iu his "Pilgrim's Progress." Not a few of the phrases in use at this day originated with Lyly, and are found in his "Euphues," a popular book published in 1580. Among them miirhf. hp mentioned "caucht nan ping," "a crooked stick or none," , "brown study," "catphing birds by putting salt ou their tails," etc. When people do not particularly like each other it is sometimes said "there is no love lost between them." The phrase occurs in the old ballad of "The Babes , in the Wood," and in a tale of the days of Shakspeare, entitled "Montchanay." PATTERSON'S BOY. It is a true saying "there are no days like the old days," and, indeed, there is no fiction so laughable as the real, humorous incidents of our boyhood days, at least to us, who can so vividly remember every look and gesture of some comic adventure or accident over which at the time we qp nearly split our sides that we can't bear to have a woman's finger poking us in the ribs even to this day without getting excited. With this brief prelude, I will introduce "Patterson's Boy." Now, it has always been an unanswered question, "Who struck Billy Patterson?" but I am fully prepared to answer for "Patterson's Boy/', and solemnly declare that it was not I who pulled the striug. In my young days "Pattersou's Bov" and I used to go for a swimming b^th on Sunday morning during the sum> raeriuthe Ohio river. We would go at an early hour, before sunrise, and, as he was a sleepyheaded youth, it required a voice of thunder to rouse him from his snoring. I got tired of the ' strain on my lungs, and of seeing so many / indignant night-capped heafe i pdWroilfbT the neighboring windows^ so I suggested to "Patterson's Boy" that he tie a string to his big toe every Saturday night, with the other end tied to the fence, and I could just quietly and gently pull the string, and wake ? him without disturbing the neighbors. This plan worked well for a time ; but one night "Patterson's Boy" could not fiud any other string to attach to his toe but a strong, closely twisted cotton cord, called in the West a trollline, strong enough to hold the largest fish in the river; so he tied the striug cennrelv to his t,ne. and with the other end fastened to the fence, he went to 1 sleep in all the sweet security of innocence, and soon his child-like snore was mingling with the joyous music of 1 katydids and jar-bugs. There was another innocent youth who lived across the street from the paternal mansion of "Patterson's Boy." i "The course of true love never did run smooth." Now, of course these boys loved each other; but a slight unpleasantness sprang up once between them owing to a game of marbles, in which "Patterson's Boy" came out so far ahead that the boy could, never understand it, and it had been a puzzle to him ever since, although he never cast any imputation on the honor of "Patterson's Boy," and generously overlooking it, he loved him as well as ever, and would go over und eat pie with him whenever they had a baking at Patterson's. One morning, however, this boy got up early to solve the problem of that game, and seeing the string tied to the fence, he thought that might throw some light on the subject, especially as he knew the other end was tied to the toe of "Patterson's Boy." Now. Patterson's calf was Ivinc down by the fence near the string, so the boy went up quietly and patted the calf on the head, and petted it until he had gained its confidence by false pretenses, and then he unfastened the string from the fence and securely tied it over the little stubby horns of the calf; then he went over and sat on the gatepost to watch the result. In a few minutes I came walking along to wake "Patterson's Boy" for our swim, and when I approached the fence, the calf jumped up in fright and started on a run across the lot. I heard a terrible racket inside, and the tumbling over of tables and chairs, and then a yell from "Patterson's i Boy" as he came through the window with nothing on but his undergarment, and with a kind of combination hop, step and jump he went after that calf, while the tail of his nightrobe sailed out on the breeze, and flopped like an election banner on a windy day. Away they went around the yard, over the woodpile, through the gar- ! den, over beans, and peas, and toma- i to vines, and then disappeared in the corn, where the rattle of the dried corn blades or the yell of "Pattersou's Boy" was all that indicated anything ' interesting down there. i But rackety-clack they came back i again, and "Patterson's Boy" had < taken a deathgrip on that line to relieve the unpleasant strain on his toe. By this time the calf had become < warmed yp to his work, and they were making better time than ever. They made all the near cuts, and sharp turns, and curves around that yard ; they upset barrels and pans, broke down all the pretty dowers in the front yard ; they knocked down a shelf, and smashed nil the jars of preserves, and then they disappeared for a moment under the wood-shed, where 'Patterson's Boy" could be heard thumping his head among the old traps piled up tfiere. But it never got really lively and interesting until the calf upset the beehive. Then the buzzing of the bees, on that sweet Sabbath morning was so suggestive of the land of milk where honey dows, that it was strauge if "Patterson's Boy" didn't remember it. I think he did, from the way he bopped and danced and yelled and kicked and roared. By this time Patterson came out, and got an old scythe and mowed around with it until he cut that blasted old string and got his only son in the house. The neighbors were fully aroused by this time, and began to come in and look at him. They had put some more clothing on him, how ever, as the scant attire he had started out with was nearly all gone. You couldn't reasonably expect a shirt to last that boy long, scalloping around as "Patterson's Boy" did that morning. I went in to look at him, too. It was interesting to see him. His nose stuck out like a large, full-grown tomato; his ears were as large and thick as your hand ; his mouth looked like a hole in a huckleberry dumpling, and his eyes?well, he didn't see any. It was an extraordinary occasion to the family, but when I asked him if he were going swimming with me, and the other boy asked him if he wanted to play marbles, the Patterson family thought we didn't appreciate the situation, and we were promptly escorted to the door, our exit from the mansion being hastened by the toe of old Pattersons' boot. An Indian's State Carriage.? uri a. T >v lieu ilie iiw i cite ii^iiauo ictcnxu their money from the government for the reservation lands recently opened to settlement, they went, as is the cusof the red man under such circumstances, at once to the nearest town to spend it. A large number went to Farmington, Wash., and were taken with a craze .for buying buggies and jWftgoBai *O? old Indian, having a large allowance, could not find a vehicle that seemed to him to comport with his wealth ; but finally wandered to the undertaker's stable, and immediately fell in love with the hearse, and wanted to buy it. The undertaker was astounded ; but, being a man of business, sold it for a good rouud sum. The Indian loaded his squaw and pappooses into it, and, climbing on the box among the nodding plumes, drove proudly back to the reservation, the occupants lining up against the plate glass sides in great state. The Indian agent protested, but the old man refused to give up his state carriage, and he regularly drives it to the neighboring towns with his family or his dogs torn side. A Moving City.?America may safely claim to possess the only city in the world that changes its geographical position as years roll on. The city of Virginia, Nev., in the year 1875, was nearly three feet from the spot on which it now stauds, and is imperceptibly slipping along in the direction of Gold canon. 'PUn Ai'Amnnf It! OA frrorllHll T ll Q t. it 1 lie UlUWUIVin to .;w u< I U(? *??MV a v does nol in the least affect the stability of the buildings, for the ground is practically solid for 100 feet down, where it meets the solid rock. The thick layer of earth is known as a slide, which is caused by the coustant crumbling of the rock on the mountain side. It is calculated that in 100,000 years the site of the present city of Virgina will be solid rock, and if the ruins of the town were still in existence, they would be discovered three or four miles to the east of the spot where it now flourishes. A Tatooed Kino.?When Bernadote, the king of Sweden, was lying at the point of death, his physician advised him to submit to an operation of cupping; but he refused all their earnest appeals, and remarked that Alexander the Great, although a much, younger man than himself, died from the elfects of cupping. After the death of the king the real cause of the refusual was discovered. Upon his back were plainly tatooed the words, "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity," dating from the time of the Revolution. During all his life Bemadotte had never bared his body before anybody, strenuously hiding from view the Revolutionary marks of his youth. B4ST An interesting fact has come out in connection with the Jaffa-Jerusalem railway. Turkey gave the concessions ; France found the capital; Belgium furnished half the rails and coal; England found the other half; Poland and Switzerland sent engineers and laborers ; Greece furnished the cooks; the United States shares with Germany the man who first surveyed the road; Philadelphia supplied the engines. The nations may yet unite in doiugmuch more important work in restoriug the 'Jews to Palestine.?Things to Come. Only one person in a 1,000 dies oi old age.