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YORKVILLE ENQUIRER.
IS8UBD TWIOH-A-WBBHl?WHDNBSDAY AMD FRIDAY.
i. jl prist A.gQHS, Pabu?her?. } % ^amilg jjterosgager: 4or the promotion of the gotitiqat, gonial, ^riquttutpl and (fommncial Interests of the gouth. . {CS"'
VOLUME 42. YORKVILLE, S. C., FRIDAY, MAY 8, 1896. . NUMBER 38.
THE TAX ON BACHELORS
By EITCE W.'MEEEIMAN.
[Copyright, 1896, by the Author.]
CHAPTER HL
The conversation was interrupted by
that young lady, who came forward to
meet them, with both hands extended
i, and her gown trailing behind her in a
way that disgusted Tom beyond measure.
He had read of women who wore
trailing gowns, but it had never been
his misfortune to see one until now. To
his fastidious mind it seemed shockingly
untidy, and an untidy woman
was, in His opinion, the most pitiable
spectacle imaginable.
"I thought you were never coming,
Tom, dear," said Daisy, taking his
hands in hers and smiling up into his
"*-J ?* T
lace. "ABQ DOW umi )uu aio uoio x
have a great mind to keep yon all to
myself.
"I want to get acquainted with him,"
she added, Bpeaking to Mr. Parkhnrst
"I presume you know that we are engaged
to be married?"
"Tom has told me. I'll offer congratulations
when we are alone."
"I believe he means to kiss me," replied
Daisy, looking at Tom. "Shall
you allow that?"
"I will answer when I am sure of his
intentions," replied poor Tom.
"fie thinks you oould not make up
your mind to do it," said Daisy, turn.
ing to .Mr. Parkhnrst "fie doesn't
know how we behaved when you were
in Wheatlands, does he? It seems ever
so nice to see you again, dear Mr. Parkhurst
Let us sit together on that couch
in the corner, where we can talk over
old times."
"I thought you were going to give
your exclusive attention to Tom?"
"I have changed my mind. Tom has
k a squint that makes my eyes ache, and
his ears are ever so much too large. I
think I shall like him better if I see
very little of him. It is quite necessary,
yon know, that we should avoid becoming
too antagonistic, for we must spend
a great deal of time together."
Daisy's voice was soft and sweet, but
very clear. Tom was quite sure that
several of the callers who had happened
in had heard her allusion to his squint"Shall
you allow thatf'
ing eyes and his large ears?the only
defects by which nature had sought to
mar an otherwise perfect exterior. Tom
was very sensitive concerning these de
iects, ana nis rnenas naa numorea nis
sensitiveness for 60 long a time that he
had begun to believe that vo one noticed
them but himself. Miss Daisy's criticism
did not serve to increase his love
for her.
Tom tried to make himself entertaining
to Stella Manning, another of Mrs.
Ridgway'snieeos, bnt he could not keep
his attention from wandering to the little
figure in the gay gown of black and
yellow satin sitting beside Parkhurst.
"You don't like her dress, I see,"
said Stella, following his glance of cold
disapproval "Daisy always did have
the oddest taste in dress, and no one
can persuade her that it is not perfect
Gray hair, smoked glasses, bare arms
and shoulders, painted face, corsets and
Knurl a r>iH <vcap nn* mifi rpPi snnh H
combination?"
"It is not modern certainly," replied
Tom, trying not to sneer. "I believe
there was a time when all society ladies
dressed in that way. In these days of
common sense obedience to the laws of
beanty it hardly seems possible."
"Daisy has a perfect mania for collecting
old thinge. They say it is a
characteristic handed down from a
grandmother, who would give as mnch
as would make a poor family comforta
k ble for a year to possess a rickety chair
or a soiled head rest or any equally useless
thing that had been owned by a
person of distinction."
"Do you know that to be a fact?"
asked Tom eagerly. It had occurred to
him that if 6uch a mania could be
proved he would have sufficiently good
grounds for breaking his engagement to
? Daisy. The law was not meant to enforce
marriage with one who had sn
questionable an inheritance for the com
lug geueruuuLis.
"I <lo not know Daisy intimately,"
confessed Stella, "although she is a
cousin, but I have reason to believe it
is a fact. A great many persons have
> told me so."
"Can yon give me the namoof any of
them:"
"Yon seem to doubt mo," replied
Stella coldly. "I ought to have remembered
that yon would naturally require
proof of anything said against the young
lady to whom you are betrothed."
There was a peculiar emphasis on
the word "young" that Tom did not fail
to notice, but what troubled him most
was the very evident fact that Stella
was displeased. He felt that she had information
which might be of great use
to him, and that he must exert himself
to propitiate her.
"I asked," he said quickly, "not be
cause I doubted you?please" beTTev
could nQt do that?but for. an entir
different reason which I should pre
not to mention just at present."
"I beg that you will not mentior
at all," interrupted Stella, with an
perity that caused Tom to won<
whether there might not be more tfc
one of Sander's cousins who had a I
temper. "Excuse me, please," ehe a<
ed, with frigid politeness. "I wish
speak with auntie."
Stella crossed the room and pretenc
to button her aunt's glove while t
murmured: "Oh, my unfortum
tongue! I'm dying to laugh, auntie,
came very near getting myself into tr<
ble just now."
It was decided that evening that D
sy should attend her nrst reception
the following week. It was to be gi\
at the elegant home of the De Qu:
ceys, who were considered the weali
iest, most refined and most benevolc
family in the state.
"Will this dress do to wear?" ask
Daisy of Tom when the reception h
been planned by Mrs. De Quincey a
indorsed by Mrs. Ridgway. "I want
please you," she added, "since it w
be the first time we shall appear in i
ciety together."
"If yon will, pardon me for sayi
so," replied Tom coldly, "I do not li
this dress at alL "
"Do yon not like colors? I see
many ladies here in white."
"I do not like colors, and I deb
stripes and spots and checks and evei
thing which tends to make a worn
look like a peacock."
"I am so glad I have a white dress
replied Daisy as sweetly as if Tom h
Dot been in the least nngentlemanly
his manner of speech. "It is of wh:
silk," she added, "so stiff as almost
stand alone, and it rustles when I we
like wind blowing through the coi
It has a train three yards long, a
there are no sleeves at all?just a liti
strap over the shoulder. It is trimm
with passementeries which sparkle wi
every movement, and I have some bea
tiful jewels which were left me by x
grandmother. Do not fear that I shi
not make a sensation. Even you, wi
I am told, have broken the hearts of
many girls, cannot fail to be satisfl
with my appearance. It will be simp
stunning."
Think what that was to hear frc
the lips of a girl to whom one was t
trothed in a land where the perfect!
of ftyle was expressed in the wor
"beauty unadorned adorned the most
where jewelry and beads and passeme
lrtrvlrorl rtrwvn fla roliwi ftf
lldhco nuc iuv/avu u|a/u mw *v??vh v<i iv.
barism; where only savages dress
themselves in colors; where the natrn
form and complexion were consider
most beautiful: where trailing skii
were looked upon as an almost nnpc
donable evidence of untidiness I Thii
how it must have sounded in the ea
of a man who was the acknowledg
leader in the art of beautiful dressin
The fastidious Tom could not &
words to express his disapprobation
the gown she described. It seemed
him that, in the face of such utter la
of appreciation of the beautiful, nothi:
he could say would have the sligbtc
effect. He was reduced to a state
helpless speechlessness quite foreign
him, but his companion chatted as i
cessantly as if she believed him to
infatuated with her conversational po'
ers.
Tom could not but admit that h
voice was exquisitely sweet and w<
modulated. It vibrated most pleasant
upon his sensitive ear, and its char
was not diminished by the use of pc
diction and a faulty pronunciation,
would have been a delight to him
listen to her could he have sat wi
closed eyes, even though she talked on
of trivial things. She reminded him
the characters portrayed in some of t
novels which were supposed to represe
society as it was between the years 18
and 1886. In his fine condemnation
that age, as represented by Daisy,
failed to see that he himself showed
share of the inheritance handed dov
by the parents of those days in that lo
of luxurious ease which had been sr
ficiently strong to tempt him to pla
himself in hispreseutunhappy positio
"I think, Mr. Waiuwright," sa
Daisy quite suddenly, "that already y<
repent your proposal. Am I not go
enough in your opinion to help yc
evade a tax which every honorable ma
should be willing to pay? Or do yc
think yourself worthy of the best, r
matter what use" you wish to make <
her? Does your exquisite taste rob yc
of the instincts of true manhood?"
There was a touch of sarcasm in tl
6oft voice that cut Tom like a knife. E
tried to give her to understand that 1
would not tolerate such insinuation
even from a woman, but he could n<
speak. She had shown him a picture <
himself which he despised, yet whic
he could not deny.
"I intend," continued Daisy, risir
and confronting him, "I intend to lio!
you to your proposal, because if. sui
my convenience to do so, but I wish yc
to understand that you have not inspire
my respect and that I do not euro to s<
you except when you must appear as n
escort. I am disappointed in you. I In
thought, judging by what my cous:
A.~ ? * >
wiuir, mat >uu ?uu <i ^irnticiutui.
"May I ask how I have displease
yon?" asked Tom coldly.
"You have shown that you are disa;
pointed because I am less beautiful the
Sander pictured me. Do not try to der
it. I have seen it in your eyes from tl
first, but I should like to ask who ai
what you are that you give yourself tl
right to criticise my personal appea:
ance. A man who, to continue his selfi?
indulgence, will resort to such methoi
as I am helping you to carry out, ai:
who, instead of showing proper a.ppr
e"l ciafion of my good intentions, "sulks in
ely a manner most conspicuous and insultfer
ing because I am not beautiful as a pic- __
turel You shall carry out your part of ?
l it our contract, Mr. Wainwright, or suffer I(
as- the conseqnences I shall expect you to Ix
ler be here in good season to escort me to ^
,an Mrs. De Quiuoey'e, but I do not care to
>ad see you again in the meantime. You A
id- need not fear that I shall exact much I <
to attention from you when once we are 1
there. I am not quite so unattractive as 11
led that would imply."
ihe She swept him a mocking' bow, and,
ate walking away with the air of an emI
press, joined the party of young people1
ro- who had gathered around the piano in o'
me music room, me next, mumeui aulu
ai- heard her singing with young De Quin- 11
on cey, and, angry as he was, he could not p
en help paying a silent tribute to her beauin
tiful voice. Al
th- "If she were only half civilized," he j
>nt mused, "and not quite so ugly?but, no, ,
even her voice does not make her en- P1
ed durable!" W
ad Tom quietly left the house, without a
nd word of parting to any one, and made
to his way to his own room- He had never
ill been more thoroughly wretched. He felt o<
jo- that, in one respect, Sander's deacription
of his cousin had not been at fault '
ng ?she did have a temper! er
ke "Heavens," he thought, "what a te
punishment it would be to a man to be to
s6 obliged to go through life with such a w
virago!"
98t TO BE CONTINUED. Ot
ry- ??? tli
* v tic
A Mathematical Machine.
.1 A lightning calculator, the invention ^
^ of an expert mathematician, ig one of
u the newest labor and time Baring de- jg
ite vices out, and many people will be in- ee
to teres ted to learn a machine has been , 2^
prodnoed which entirely eliminates mnl- wj
^ tiplication from percentage oompnta- t
Qd tionar The machine is quite similar in ^
tj0 appearanoe to the cover of a typewriter. m
^ The printed figures are fastened to a ^
slide board that fits Into a cylinder ^
' which turns baok and forth by means of
Q a knob handla These slides are lapped *j
behind an index board having nine di- fe
i0 visions or sections, on eaoh of which
stand the numerals. The range of pos- .
ed sible results is from zero to infinity. It .
i is operated with the thumb and finger ,l(
1 of the left hand, thus leaving the right ?
hand free to write down additions and
>m no
)e answers. . .,
on The combinations have the same po,dg
sition in front of the eyes as tiie keys of ,
.11 a typewriter. The inventor declared
his invention dispensed with multipli]
cation and that the true percentage
^ could be found at any rate, from one- Vl1
2 tenth of 1 per cent to 99 per cent, or
ed from any sum fr6m the thousandth part
of a cent to any sum capable of being 1"'
j written. It substitutes meohanical cor- Gi
rectness for mental uncertainty, saves ^
irg valuable time and prevents physical ex- w<
, haustion.?Exchanga 00
ea ba
The Extreme In Economy. iu
nn
A curious advertisement appeared in wt
to some of the morning papers the other m<
ck day to the effect that a one legged man
would hoar something to his advantage *ct
? by applying at a certain address.
o? Though not one legged myself, I called ou
?0 there and foand the advertiser to be a thi
n Grand Army man who had lost a leg at ioi
Antietam. Questioned as to why he had no
w inserted the advertisement which at- ge
traoted my attention, he gave the fol- los
lowing explanation:
'jj "My idea," he said, "is to find a man he
, who has lost his left leg. You notice Irl
^ that my right is gone. Now, I pay $8 n m<
or pair for my shoes, and I wear about five sa;
jt pairs a year. That makes $40. And be- res
sides that I wear a great many sooks,
which also count np considerably. Gc
, "You can readily see that if I find a sm
man who has lost the other leg, wears Dc
k0 the same size shoe as I do, we oan whack H<
nr> nriH hv hnvinoi nnr cHnoa nnrt ntfifik- vil
inga together we could make considers- sai
ble." an
. I apologized to the old gentleman for cai
my cnriosity in the matter and went
* away thinking to myself what a wonder- sai
fnl thing economy is.?New York Her- mt
aid. A1
C6 Respect For the Mother.
Mark the yonng man who is coarse ^
^ and disrespectful to his mother. No roou
seate pathway can be hers who shall ^
?d sustain to him the relation of wife. Not
>u the happiest will be the lot of those who
in shall come to be his children. Not to j
be envied is the neighborhood even in
10 which he must be reckoned as a citizen,
sf It does not matter what the mental stat- '
>n us of that mother is, how old, how bent, j.
how decrepit, the man to whom she is ,
10 mother owes to her gentleness, kindness, 0
fe tenderness and consideration. Did she ?
ic fall back, and did the ohildren with sus,
perior advantages pass her in the race? *
ot But think of her toil and trial, her devotion
and denial, her mind and her Pr<
'h years that she gave that the children P^
might derive the benefit. Think of her ot,
ig sacrifice?no wonder if she fell behind,
Id with her heart in her home, in the buds ou
ts that were hers. There is no rank, no s"rr
>u station, no condition that mav exempt . 1
?d a manly man from a kind regard for a
?e mother. Much might wo learn from pa- '
iy gan China and Japan in filial tender- ^
id ness and respect.?Pittsburg Dispatch. "?
in a ^
* wii
){j flaT" A late invention, brought out in sp<
response to an imperative demand, is ]
p. a trolley-chair to run above a race- "T
lu track. In this sit two judges, who ble
iv follow the horses, and are thus enabled So'
j'e the better to observe their movemeuts of
id and keep track of the race at all points, be!
,e The chair is suspended from a roller So
r. that runs on a heavy wire. Above this th<
ih is another wire carrying the electric
Is current. The motor is under the chair 8*
id seat, and a brake is operated by the wa
e- foot. th<
pisccUanrous Ratling
. I AM WEARY.
im weary of straying. Oh, fain would I r
i that far distant land of the pure and t
blest,
'here sin can no longer her blandlshmei
spread,
nd tears and temptations forever are fled.
im weary of hoping, where hope is untrue
s fair but as neeting as morning's brig
dew.
,ong for that land whose blest promise alo
changeless and sure as eternity's throne.
ini weary of Blghlng o'er sorrows of earth,
er Joys' glowing visions that fade at th<
birth,
er the pangs of the loved that we canr
assuage,
er the bllghtfngs of youth and the weakn*
of age.
)0 1 O ? - Hampshire
8, New Jersey 20, New m
York 72, Ohio 12, Pennsylvania 60, pi
' Rhode Island 8, Vermont 8?294.
Probably Silver?Ohio 16, District
of Columbia 2?18. ti
, Probably Gold?Iowa 26, Minneso- rc
ta 18, Wisconsin 24?68.?Washing- A
ton correspondent of the News and tl
, Courier. ju
le
? THE SLOWEST YET. in
,o It is well known that the New York ^
9. street cars do not tr&vel qnite as fast
as a comet. An illustration of how "
ie slow they travel occurred the other "
,r day in that city, when a car driver ct
i- was discharged for refusing to stop for
,e a cripple. The man who made the 01
y complaint had been in the habit of
riding on the street cars before he was j?
t,. laid up with paralysis. The first time
^ he was able to get out on crutches he e?
jf signalled to the street car driver, but ?
the latter drove on. The car driver 0
l0 owned up that he saw the man, but
y didn't know that he wanted to rid '. >
>g The cripple proceeded to the office
piC 111 l/DC VY est, liu uairugat w
in would stand any showing, th
les requiring a man of Tillman'
ignetism.
It is marvelous, he says, to note th
mber of letters Tillman receive
m all over the country, telling hie
w much he is admired. They ar
t confined to the West; but com
m. New York and other Easteri
ites.
Tillman was not a candidate for th
jsidential nomination; but if th
rty demanded his services he wouli
course make the fight for silver.
Tillmau's name would, almost with
t doubt, the governor said, be pre
ited to the Chicago convention, am
it were, he would probably receiv
i nomination.
A.s for Tillman not ranking well ii
ashington, that was all nonsense
s was regarded by other senators a
rery able man, and was listened t
th great attention whenever h
>ke.
fn pnnnlnoinn fhn ffftVPmnr Said
illman's pitchrork will be the era
!m of the victorious farmers of th
nth and West and there is a promis
lively times ahead. Tillman stand
fore the nation now as he stood ii
uth Carolina in 1890 and I look fo
} same result."
aT" The division of time into hour
.s known to the Babylonians sine
i remotest times of antiquity.
im weary of loving what passes away?
le sweetest, the dearest, alas! may not ste
long for that land where these partings e
o'er,
ad death and the tomb can divide hearts:
more.
am weary, my Saviour, of grieving- tl
love,
i, when shall I rest In thy presence above 1
im weary; but, oh, let me never repine
hlle thv word and thy love and thy proml
is mine.
SIGNIFICANT* STATEMENT.
>vernor Evans on the Coming State Coi
ventlon.
Columbia State, Wednesday: Go
or Evans returned to the city ye
rday from New York and Wasbini
n, where he has been for the pa
eek on official business.
He was in good health and spiri
id talked pleasantly to a represent!
ire bf The State on politics, State an
itional.
On the table in bis library lay
indsome goldheaded walking can
ith "John Gary Evans, April 2
96," engraved thereon. It was pr
ted by an admirer of the governo
When asked how he was please
ith the actions of the different coui
conventions, which were held o
onday, be answered that he w<
ore than satisfied with the resul
ben the State convention met on tb
Hb inst., he said, Tillman would b
esent with a strong majority of tl
(legates thinking as he does, an
ady to act with him. There wf
> doubt in biB mind about Tillma
ing sent at the head of the delegi
> from this State to Chicago. Tb
legates would probably go uninstru<
3," but with a firm determination t
iminate a man as candidate for prei
entwho stood for silver 16 to 1.
As to bolting, be hardly thought tb
legation would find it necessary, fo
ere would be a majority at the Ch
go convention holding the sam
uw8 as they did on the monetar
lestion.
Tbe governor was particularly grai
sd with tbe results in Cbarlestoi
-eenville, and Laurens. One-balf <
e Charleston delegation, be sai(
ire stalwart administration men, wb
uld be relied on. In Laurens, Irb
rely got in by the 14 Anti-delegate
the convention supporting him. H
>uld come to Columbia, but as
;mber of tbe State convention, woul
use a slang expression, "not cut an
? "
Irby's inconsistency is being brougb
t forcibly, he thinks, for last yea
e senator would not hear of a divis
1 of delegates yvitb tbe Antis, whil
w it looks as if be is trying hard t
t their -support since he is about t
le bis seat in tbe senate.
The governor is of the opinion tha
is the man who is about to unsea
)y in the senate. Everything i
>ving smoothly to that end, so h
ys, and he entertains no fears of th
suit.
When Greenville was mentioned
>vernor Evans could not repress
iile. "Yes," he said, Gray an
maldson have been given back seat*
5 thought that the fight in Green
le had been made on very much th
me line as it will be for the senat
d if it ends the same way he wil
rry the county.
While in Washington the governo
d he had talked with many leadin
;n from all over the United States
most every man thought Tillma:
2 logical candidate to nominate on
e silver platform. To win the figb
the Democratic party and silvei
ainst McKinley, it will take a mai
10 can arouse the enthusiasm of th
-_? _ - 1- - 11 r 1 XT? U?1<- UA..ta;
Tillman and Teller.?Represen- b
tative Stanyarne Wilson, who has been b
? designated as the Washington agent li
of Senator Tillman's presidential v
est boom, has figured out an overwhelm- h
he ing majority for his candidate should a
its he receive the nomination of the free t
silver party outside of the Democratic
and 'Republic i lines. Mr. Wilson n
.'ht has not been.burdened with keeping a h
record of Tillman delegates, for the v
06 Tillman boom has not yet reached the it
delegate getting stage. For the pres- a
eir ent be is content to figure upon a free s<
iot silver majority at the Chicago convenItion.
which is exDected to result in a
588 split in the Democratic party and a o
fusion of the free silverites in the e
y South and West. In that event Till- si
ire man, Teller, Bland, Boise Morgan, g
no Cameron and Voorhees may enter into g
a grand scramble for first place on the a
by silver ticket. Senator Teller's open q
f declaration for free silver, even if he a
has to leave the Republican party, has o
86 placed him at the head of the silverite p
column, and Tillman is mentioned, for b
second place. With Teller and Till- si
man as the candidates of the free silver a:
D" party Mr. Wilson figures out a victory a;
v on the following basis : p
Surely Silver?Alabama 22, Arkan- c<
. sas 16, California 18, Colorado 8, Flor- fi
ida 8, Georgia 26, Idaho 6, Illinois 48, e'
Indiana 80, Kansas 18, Kentucky 26, w
Louisiana 16, Mississippi 18, Missouri a
34, Montana 6, Nebraska 16, Nevada ai
I 6, North Carolina 22, North Dakota k
' 6, Ohio 18, Oregon 8, South Carolina w
18, South Dakota 8, Tennessee 24, c<
Texas 30, Utah 6, Virginia 24, Wash- ei
^ ington 8, West Virginia 12, Wyoming h
' 6, Arizona 6, New Mexico 6, Oklaho- cl
ma 6, District of Columbia 4?534. oi
j Surely Gold?Connecticut 12, Dela- bl
ware 6, Maine 12, Maryland 16, Mas- si
" Hfto.hiiHetts SO. Michigan 30. New In
e 01 'UU company auu uiauc uuiupimui., gj
a The driver was ordered to appear tj,
d before the president of the company.
y "Did you see that crippled man ?" c,
"Certainly, I saw him." t,u
it "Did he signal to you with his jyp
ir crutch to stop ?" cl(
3. "I saw him shake bis crutch at me, f0
e and holier something or other." dc
0 "Why didn't you stop the car?" pj
0 "Because I didn't think he wanted tj,
to ride on the car, for he could go he
tt faster on his crutches than the car. es
When he shook his crutch, I thought tj(
Is he was making fun of me for going so r0
e slow. I thought be was bantering me co
e for a race, so I put the whip to the ee
horses and made the car go as fast as
[t I could, and somehow I won the f0l
a race." M
d fr<
j. Church Etiquette.?1. If possible '
1- be on time. You need at least five
e minutes after coming, to get warm or ex
e cool; to compose your body and mind, co
!1 and to whisper a prayer before the up
service begins. to
r 2. Never pass up the aisle during tb
g prayer or Scripture reading. If you fr<
i. do your presence will distract the op
n minds of many in the audience. de
a 3. Be devout in every attitude;' all t\\
t whispering should be studiously avoid- wi
, ed. Share the book with your neigh- th
bor. If in a strange church, conform pr
e to its cr^toms of worship. ev
1 4. If the sermon has begun, take a co
e seat near the door?no matter if you uc
s are "at home." foi
5. Be thoughtful for the comfort of
e others. Take the inside of the pew if
s you are thedrst to enter, ana leave an ui
q vacant space at the end next to the kc
e aisle. a ]
e 6. Speak a bright cheery word to as G<
a many as possible at the close of the ga
service. If you are a 3trangerask one T1
e of the ushers to introduce you to the wi
e pastor or to some of the church officers, of
J This will always insure you a hearty wi
welcome. tb<
7. Never put on your coat, overshoes ag
! or wraps during the closing hymn, and th
[1 do not make a rush for the door imme- be
e diately after the benediction is pro- a i
nounced. foi
q 8. There should be no loud talking ke
!. and jesting after the service is concluds
ed ; they are as much out of place in #
o the house of God as at a house of to1
e mourning.?The Colporter. fig
? . oft
. Marrying For a Home.?"I am T1
_ about to be married," writes a girl to nu
e this office, "and instead of receiving to
e congratulations I am aware that I need nil
s a defense, and take this means of mak- ha
Q ing it. I am 27 years old?old enough co
r to know better, and do better, but I ea
have no choice. The man is a widow- iti
er, with one child. He liked his first th
s wife better than he likes me; I liked to
e a man years ago better than I like him, sp
so we are quits on that. He wants a be
lousekeeper; I want a home. I was
irought up to sing a little, and play a
ittle, but have no trade. My parents
pill be glad to see me settled. I would
e happier earning $5 or $6 a week,
,nd taking care of myself, but I was not
aught how.
''There are thousands of women in
ay position ; every man who brings up
is daughters without starting them
/ith the means of earning a livelihood
j responsible, for just such a mistake
s I shall make next month."?Atcbion
Globe.
Cabe of the Aged.?When a man
r wsman passes 70 years of age, great
are should be given to the conditions
urrounding him or her for the proloning
of life. The vital forces are
reatly enfeebled at that period of life,
nd' the powers of resistance in conseuence
of age are the weakest. A
lan of three score years and ten, and
ver, is like an old machine that by
roper care given to its condition has
een kept running many years, and is
;ill able to do work; but its wheels
d axles and pinions are much worn,
nd are rickety, and if it should be
usbed, even to a small extent, in exass
of its diminished powers, it breaks
own and cannot De repaired, ior
very part of it is shattered. But if
orked carefully and intelligently by
person who understands its condition
ad knows its capabilities,. it can be
ept in action a much longer time than
ould be possible if a careless engineer
mtrolled it. In these fast times, howver,
it is generally not profitable to
usband the resources of an old marine.
But this is not true as regards ,
nr old men and women. It is desirale
to hold on to them as long as posble,
and if we can succeed in pronging
their lives 5 or 10 years or
lore, it will greatly enhance our hapiness.?Medical
Review.
The Oldest Relic.?Recent Egypan
excavations have resulted in the
scovery of many relics of the past,
mong them was found a dilapidated
irone, or chair, made of lignumvitse,
idging by its appearance. The carved
gs of this ancient bit of furniture are
laid with gold, while the carving on
te back is inlaid with silver. There
evidence to show that it was the
irone of the once famous Egyptian
ueen Hatasu. This gives us an indiition
of the age of what is most cerlinly
the oldest known piece of furture
now in existence. Hatasu end1
her reign 29 y ears before Moses was
)rn ; the chair, therefore, is not less
lan 3,500 years old. To form some
itimate if its age, we may spy that,
leing that the common date for the
undation of Rome is B. C. 753, thai
icient throne was at that time nearly
000 years old.
Dislike to Felling Timber.?
janiards dislike to fell trees or cut live
mber of apy sort, and this fact perips
accounts for the giant trees of
ilifornia. The Spaniards, two cenries
ago, pushed their way through
exico to California, and save the
earing of paths through the dense
rests, not a twig did their axes cut
iwd. Nor do the Spaniards transanted
to the New World ever destroy
nber. They continue to build their
>uses of stone and mortar, at great
:pense of money and physicial exer>n,
when timber in abundance surunds
them, out of which they could
nstruct log houses, as did other pionrs,
at a minimum of cost and labor.
The Spaniard does not even fell trees
r firewood, but picks up dead limbs
they fall to the ground, or culls them
>m the tree with his lariat.
The Jumping Coin.?A very pretty
periment may be made with a 2-cent
pper coin, nothing less than taking it
> in your hand from a table without
uchiug either the coin or table. Lay
^.l1 4 ?
e coin on tne lauie at a uttic uiotauuo
)m ibe edge, and place your half>en
hand beyond it. Then blow audnly
and hard upon the table about
o inches from the coin. The result
11 be that the coin will jump from
e table into your hand, and a little
actice will enable you to succeed at
ery trial. The principle is that the
mpressed air from your lungs gets
ider the coin, and has enough elastic
rce to lift it to your hand.
How .to Keep a Knife In Good
ider.?To keep jack and pocket
lives in good order, boys should try
little plan used by watchmakers in
irmany. In the fire, or in a strong
sjet, bring the blade to a white heat,
len have a piece of common sealing
ix ready, and stick the point or edge
the kinfe blade into it. The wax
11 melt just there and you must pull
e blade out at once, and stick it on
atn at some other place. Keep on
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comes so cold that it will Dot make
nark in the wax. It will then be
and to have a fine temper that will
ep a good edge for a loDg time.
6T" The question, "Why is spool cot
numbered as it is, and wbj' are the
ures not used in regular order?" is
;en asked. The explanation is this :
le numbers on the spools express the
imber of "hanks" which are required
wind a pound. The very finest spinog
rarely exceeds three hundred
nks to the pound, while in the very
arsest there is about a half pound in
cb hank. The more common quales,
however?those from which
read is usually made?run from ten
fifty hanks to the pound, and the
ools on which it is wound are numred
from ten to fifty in accordance.

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