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Won the Case. A number of years ago General Benjamin F. Butler was a guest of friends in Brooklyn. During his visit he noted the rule of the street railway companies compelling conductors to register fares as soon as passengers entered the cars and before the fares were actually collected. Two or three years afterward he represented the plaintiff In a damage suit for $15,000 in which a Brooklyn street railway company was the defendant. The principal witness for the company was the conductor of the car on which the accident occurred, and his testimony was so strong as to make things look bad for Butler's client. But Butler recalled the unusual rule he had remarked years before, and on cross examination he said: "Your company requires you to ring up fares as soon as passengers enter the car, doesn't it?" "VM "Suppose a passenger boards your car and then finds he Is on the wrong line. Do you state that fact to your superiors, and do they make allowance on your returns for that fare?" "No. I lose the nickel." "Do you mean to say the company won't take your word for 5 cents?" "No, they won't." "Yet," said the shrewd veteran, turning to the jury, "the company asks you to take this conductor's word for $15,000." Butler's client received a verdict.? Brooklyn Eagle. W.HBRB Was Aoostino??The following story going the rounds of the press should be of interest to the American woman as proving what sarcastic things they say occasionally of women on the other side: Prof. Matteuccl, superintendent of aKooi*vo forv u'qq H i n 1 n C with some Americans at the Hotel Royal at Naples. The dining room fronted the sea. The waves crashed against the massive embankment of stone, and showers of white spray rose high in the sunlit air. "This Is heavenly. But what is it like in your observatory when Vesuvius Is active?" a young woman asked. "It is not like heaven." said Prof. Matteucci. "It reminds me of a story about a Neapolitan widow whose husband had been dead for some years. One night she was persuaded to go to a spiritualist's seance and there the spirit of her dead husband appeared and spoke to her. " 'My dear Agostino,' said the widow to the shade; 'are you happy now?' , 44 'I am very happy,' Agostino replied. , " 'Happier than you were when on earth with me?' asked the widow. " 'Yes,' replied the shade; 'I am far, far happier now than I was on earth with you.' "Tell me, Agostino; what is It like in heaven?' " 'Heaven ?' said Agostino. 'I am not in Heaven.' "?Chicago Evening Post. Th?n Ha Was Sore.?An actor without funds managed in some way to get a second class ticket on a line of steamships running between Seattle and San Francisco, says the Argonaut. The voyage between these two points consumed the better part of three days, and in view of the fact that his finances were at low ebb, he solved the question In this way: The first day out he slept all day to keep from eating, and remained up at night to keep from sleeping. The second day he took physical culture exercises. On the third day he could not stand the strain any longer, and went down in the dining room and ordered the best meal on board the boat. While eating this meal he could see In his mind's eye a picture of a cell in the bastile in San Francisco. After finishing his meal he said to the waiter. "How much do I owe you?" "Nothing," replied the waiter, "your meals are Included in your ticket?" Her View ok the Whatrbr Bukeac.?Congressman Perkins was talking about his bill for a progressive inheritance tax. "Even a billionaire," he said "would approve this bill if he looked at it in a broad way. "But few billionaires look at such things broadly. Everything to them has but the one narrow, personal aspect. "They are much like the old lady, who, seeing a storm signal, asked what it was. She was told that the weather bureau now studied the weather, and telegraphed Its forecasts far in advance all over the country. "The old lady, being personal, could see but one advantage In it, and she said: " 'Oh, isn't that convenient for the washerwoman?' " Her Share.?"This proposition," said Rudolph tloker, of Indianapolis, during a shareholders' meeting, "reminds me of one that a wife made to her husband the other day." says the Washington Star. " 'James,' she began, 'you know how I have been scraping and saving all the year for my Easter costume?' " 'Yes,' said the man. 'I know.' " 'Well,' she went on, 'I've decided on it now. It is an empire gown of pale green broadcloth, and it is to cost $150. I want to ask you to help me a little.' " 'How much do you need?' the husband inquired. 4T'v?o trot nil hilt 41 2R." sfcp I*P plied." Good Example.?Little Joey Is the youngest member of a family where vital faith In the power of thought concentration is fully recognized, says Youth's Companion. Quite logically, therefore, when his recent acquirement, a couple of bantam hens, began to lay very small eggs, much below Joey's standard of size, he put his mind on the matter, with an original if slightly unscientific result. Going to the henhouse one morning, Joey's father was surprised to see an ostrich egg tied to one of the beams, and above It a card, with the words: "Keep your eye on this and do your best." ti'A man who was doing his best to convince the world at large, and himself in particular, that he was per fectly sober tried to purchase a theatre seat and was told that there was only standing room. He bought an admission ticket and made another one of the crowd standing up in the back watching the show. After a few minutes he returned to the window and gravely handed over another dollar. "Gimme 'nother standing ticket," he said thickly, "I want more room to see."?Bohemian. iHiscrllattrous grading. IN COUNTIES ADJOINING. New* and Comment Clipped From Neighboring Exchange*. LANCASTER. News, April 24: Mr. John Ashe of Kershaw, and his sister, MlsS Mary Ashe of Yorkvllle, were the guests of Miss Cornelia Elliott last Sunday Capt. W. F. Rutledge, near Kershaw, made last year, on about one-half acre, a five hundred-pound bale of cotton. He planted the "mortgage lifter" seed. He says there was no extra preparation, manuring or cultivation. He -i It O BfAnd nnftnn and luStlV t'UlI9IUCIO U u qwu vw??WMt ? . so Mrs. Mattle Roddey, wife of W. P. Roddey, died last Friday afternoon at their home in Fort Lawn, of heart failure. She had been sick for some days. The news of her death was a painful shock to her numerous friends in Lancaster, where she occasionally visited....A nice four-room cottage in the vicinity of the Lancaster cotton mills, belonging to Sheriff J. P. Hunter and occupied by Mr. J. E. Westmoreland, was destroyed by Are last Friday night, together with pretty much all of Mr. Westmoreland's household effects. The Are started in the cook room and it is thought to have been of accidental origin. There was danger for a while of other buildings in the neighborhood catching from Aying sparks and Are-brands. Mr. Hunter's loss is fully $600, with only $300 insurance. Mr. Westmoreland's loss is also heavy, amounting to several hundred dollars. CHESTER. Lantsrn, April 23: About 200 men are again at work on the lower dam, which is about the mouth of Rocky creek and below the other dam built | by the Southern Power company at Great Falls Mr. J. L. Furman, who has been Aagglng on the C. & *T 1p,r .omoll Knna f\t hlq left iX.- n iiau iuo oiiihm w..v w .... arm broken near the wrist at Dallas, N. C., last Wednesday. He was climbing up on a freight car to see after the brakes and was knocked off by the depot which he did not notice was so near. He has been in this city since Thursday evening and says he is suffering very little pain from the fracture The Rev. C. E. McDonald of Winnsboro. preached at the A. R. P. church last Sabbath morning and evening. Mr. McDonald is a native of Chester county and Is a general favor Ite among all his acquaintances, Desldes being a consecrated and eloquent preacher. The matter of voting for a pastor was postponed Something should be done to preserve the history of Chester county before more of It is swallowed up in oblivion. A few days ago a gentleman who takes much Interest In such matters, though not a native of this county, urged that something be done, and suggested that an organization be formed or that some effort be made by those qualified to do such work. Very much can yet be done to preserve valuable history that would be honorable to Chester county. One*of the obstacles in the way of this work is that those of us who feel an interest in it wait to lament the fact that so much has already been lost, that the work was not undertaken in the life time of the honorable D. G. Stlnson, Father Saye, Mr. Thomas Howze. Dr. Robert Latham his father, old Mr. Sam'l La than, and others?Instead of going to work to save what is still in reach. Let us unite our efforts and do someting. Chester county has a history that is unique in some particulars and altogether honorable. Reporter, April 22: Misses Maggie Swann of Bullock's Creek, and Ola Porter of Charlotte, who have been visiting Mr. W. E. Sledge and family, left for their respective homes this morning... .Will Jeter, colored, pleaded guilty in the United States court at Greenville to breaking Into the local postoffice and was sentenced to spend three years In a Maryland reformatory At the A. R. P. church yesterday morning the matter of selecting a pastor was deferred for the present. The pulpit will continue to be filled, however, from Sabbath to Sab bath until the vacancy has been permanently supplied The following: announcement will be read with Interest by his many friends here: "Married. April 18. 1907, at the residence of Mrs. L. M. Ragln. mother of the bride. Rev. J. W. Daniel, D. D., of Sumter, to Miss Ethel Ragln of Columbia. by Rev. W. W. Daniel." Mrs. J. D. Henson died at her home on Rlchburg R. F. D. 1. on Wednesday last as the result of a cancer. Mrs. Henson was about forty years of age. She leaves a husband and several children, the youngest of the latter being a mere Infant. The funeral services were held at Mt. Prospect M. E. church Thursday by Rev. S. M. Jones. ....Wade Head, colored, an employee of the Chester Plumbing and Heating company, was almost Instantly killed Friday afternoon by the caving In of a ditch. In company with other laborers Head was engaged In digging a sewer ditch to Mr. J. M. Wise's new house on Plnckney street. The accident occurred just about quitting time, and one theory Is that the dead man in scrambling out of the ditch, which was about six feet deep and two feet wide, caused the bank to break and fall in on him. GASTON. Gaatonia Gazette. April 23: Mr. Rudisill, a resident of Bessemer City, died yesterday at the home of his brother-in-law, Mr. James Dixon, at that place. The body was taken today to Cleveland county for burial Sunday night William Miller and Sparkle Smith, both living near the Modena mill, hied themselves across the line to South Carolina where loving couples find It unnecessary to go to the trouble of procuring a license granting them permission to tie up for life. It is not known Just what point of the campass they made for, though it is understood they were headed in the direction of Clover when last seen. Magistrates are plentiful in South Carolina and it is presumed they succeeded in getting the knot tied. Their present whereabouts is not known.... The piscatorial artists are having their innings now and as the days grow warmer and longer they will devote more time to this pleasant pasttime. The disciples of Izaak Walton are numerous and they are as devoted to the calling of their patron saint as the barefoot boy is to circuses and red lemonade. During the past few weeks a number of Gastonians have tried their luck with the finny tribe. The latest report is from Mr. J. D. B. McLean and Mr. Martin Brymer who spent last Thursday down on the Catawba. They caught several fish. In the lot were two carps one weighing 19 pounds and the other 12i pounds. Others are planning to try the game as soon as weather conditions will permit A telegram to Messrs. J. C. and W. S. Grissom Sunday from Gainesville, Fla., brought news of the death there on that day or their uncle, Mr. J. R. W. Grissom. The message stated that the body would be brought back to Gaston for burial in old Olney cemetery, near the boyhood home of the deceased. Mr. William Grissom only son of the deceased, left Gainesville yesterday, Monday, with the body and is expected to arrive today. The body, accompanied by relatives and friends, will be taken to Olney Presbyterian church where funeral services will be held, followed by interment in Olney cemetery. Mr. Orislanm U'qq nlnotv VAQWi nM flnH dPflth resulted from the Infirmities Incident to old age. ?m PETROLEUM. America Supplies the Oil to Light the World's Lamps. The petroleum region that lies In the state of Pennsylvania, with a narrow fringe In New York state adjoining, Is hilly and covered with forest, says Pearson's Weekly. The older districts where the first wells were made are now exhausted; the towns which a few years ago counted their Inhabitants by thousands have scarcely any left behind. The boring for oil was at first very speculative business and was as deep as from 1.100 to 2.000 feet. A weil when once tapped may flow only for a few weeks, In other cases for years. Some will yield but a barrel a day, others will force up as much as 3,000 barrels within the first 24 hours. Of all kinds of property, an oil well Is the most caprlcloud. Its life Is utterly precarious, Its yield a 'matter of pure speculation. As an Industry It Is but 40 years old, and its origin almost accidental. A Colonel Drake, who had a farm In Pennsylvania, happened to notice a greasy evil-smelling fluid floating on the rocks, oozing from the crevices, and was led to discover that It lay beneath the soil in great quantities. The Indians had long used it as a remedy for rheumatism. The discovery led to the formation of a patent medicine company called the "Seneca Oil Company," which found the capital for Colonel Drake to bore the first well. No one then Imagined that this natural medicine would soon become the cheap and popular light of the world and secure a fabulous fortune for its later possessors. Soon, however, the enterprising Yankee began to exploit it as an 11luminant. The oil was refined in a variety of ways; lamps were speedily Invented for its special use, and then came a process for cheapening the production so as to place it within the reach of the masses. The startling reformation that cheap oil has made in the social and family life of hundreds of thousands can scarcely be realized by those of us who live in comparative comfort. Poor people 50 years ago could not afford enough light of an evening to read by, and even in good sized farmhouses a few flickering candles were the only light. Now, in the million of homes the genial lamp invites to games, music, study and social recreation. Like railways and electricity, lamp oil has become a large civilizing and humanizing force. In Pennsylvania and New York states there are today nearly 30,000 oil-producing wells, and boring for new supplies is being constantly pursued. Directly a rich well is struck the railway line is at once brought alongside; trucks consisting of immense tanks are filled, and when the whole train is freighted it is taken to the nearest seaboard, where again the oil is pumped into steamships, which are - * unonrtrni ro' Simply colossal UL'eau-tuius These ships sail direct to the great European markets, where they are unloaded In bulk, thus saving the labor of filling Into separate barrels. Of course, much comes over sea In barrels, but big wholesale transactions are now by shipload. With a present enormous consumption for lighting purposes, and an almost limitless possible development for all forms of motor carriage the future of this vast industry promises greatly to increase. While a few capitalists have made large fortunes, many toilers have found profitable employment, while mankind generally has shared its benefits and comforts. Mixed Drinks of Pompeii. That there is little new under the sun one often has occasion to admit, for frequently antiquity reveals many things which show that the scientific knowledge and the devices of today were the property of some few wise men hundreds of years ago. A Birmingham manufacturer visiting Pompeii not long ago was amazed to find in a collection a small cable skillfully made of tough wire and almost exactly similar to those used in modern industries. You may go in the silver stores today and select from an artistic assortment of hotwater urn, with Its lamplike contrivance for keeping up the temperature, and deem that you are buying something extremely modern. But you will be mistaken, says the V^IlIUlftU VylilUlliVIV. There has recently been abided to the Naples museum a splendid collection of these objects dug up from the ruined city. Archaeology has been able to piece together an almost entire picture of the uses of these beautifully designed urns. In Roman times wine was always mixed with water. The host would ask his friends how they would like to have it. Some preferred to have their wine cooled, and snow or snow water was put into the wine. Here is where the world has the advantage over a Roman in the modern refrigerating methods which makes it possible to have ice at all seasons without regard to the product of the winter. But a custom among the Romans which nowadays seems strange was the admixture of hot water with the wine. Special vessels were adopted for heating or keeping the water hot and they were often of beautiful and elaborate design. There are "many and ingenious varieties of these urns, each one possessing a space for the hot water. a tube or other receptacle for hot coals and a tap. tsesiaes meir cmci use of heating water for mixing with wine they could be used also for cooking stoves. Great numbers have been dug up in Pompeii and Herculaneum, where in the day of their prime they must have formed beautiful table ornaments. Now that the winter custom of mixing hot punches and toddies is in vogue it is not improbable that the artistic impulse will lead to the reproduction of these beautiful ancient models. The first of modern millionaires was Astor. who died in 1848, worth six millions. SYNDICATE OF STRONG MEN. Exploits of Goliaths of the Paris Markets. With gray felt hats two feet six In diameter, short blue blouses and white trousers the certificated strong men of Paris are a picturesque body. They are prosperous too. The Forts de la Halle, as they are called, are the market porters and their work Is done by night and In the early dawn when the trains and wag ons bring In from all parts of France the day's provisions 'for the great city. First come the trains with the fresh vegetables from the country?they reach the market over the street car tracks. Next come the wagons from the slaughter houses. Later In the morning more freight cars arrive with poultry, fish and butter and eggs. The strong men do all the unloading, and they load up the hundreds 1 of carts and wagons which redistribute the stuff. Paris devours In a year 1 55,000,000 pounds of beef; 48,400,000 pounds of veal; 19,000,000 pounds of 1 mutton; 15,000,000 pounds of pork, about 20,000,000 pieces of poultry and game;; 79,200,000 pounds of fish; 19,221,000 pounds of mussels and shell- ' fish; 1,298,000 pounds of snails; 44.000,000 pounds of vegetables and 1 fruit; 31,680,000 poundB of butter; 1 26,400,000 pounds of cheese and 38,500,000 pounds of eggs. The syndicate Is divided Into groups. There are the butter and poul- 1 try men, the big fruit men and the small fruit men, the fish men and the meat men. The meat men wear big white j aprons and white stocking caps of thick material, Instead of the regula- 1 latlon ring; the flBh men wear long blue overalls. The fruit and vegetable men begin work about 11 o'clock at night In the turmoil of the farm wagons. They are through by five or six o'clock. The meat men begin between 1 two and four o'clock and work to eight or nine. The day's work Is not a long one for Paris, but in the course of it the strong man handles on the average about) 45,000 pounds of dead weight. From April to June, when the rush of spring produce is on, the amount handled is often vastly greater. The wear and tear is so severe that a majority of the strong men, in spite of their strength, break down completely between thirty and forty years of age. Very few last to 45. But if the strong man earns his bread by hard and racking toll he is at least well compensated. The corporation Includes some 600 members, divided into five groups. The members have a monopolistic right to unload all provisions arriving at the markets. Each group pools its earnings. Each has a syndic who bargains with the traders, sees that the men are fairly paid, apportions the share of each from the common fund and takes care of the pension reserve. Some of the groups.are better paid than others; a big fruit handler will earn at any time from fifteen to- eighteen francs a day, a small fruit man not more than ten francs or $2.50. The new comers therefore begin with the small fruits and work up. There are times in the busy season when the big fruit men make as high as twentyfive to forty francs or $5 to $8 a day by working overtime. The retiring pension of the worn out strong man is 1.200 francs or $250 a year, a^d one can live on that in Paris. t*f Like so many other things In France admission to the corporation of the strong men is rigidly supervised by the prefecture of police. First of all, the candidate must show a clear record?military service complete, no criminal charge, age below thirty years. Then he goes before a doctor who after a minute examination pronounces him fit or unfit. If he gets this far the would be strong man is ready for the examination which is to establish his ability. It takes place < in the basement of the market building in presence of officials of the prefectures and the syndics of the different groups. The candidate is required to lift on his shoulders a chicken crate containing 440 pounds of stones, which rests i on a platform about the height of his shoulder blades. He must then walk steadily with 1: 175 feet and put it down easily and without Jar on a plat- I form similar to that from which he took It. 1 When the candidate shows that hi can do this many times in succession he Is accepted. Out of the 300 candidates who try, however, only about < 100 succeed. These are listed by the i police according to their merit and i are admitted to the corporation as fast as vacancies occur. Sometimes it I takes three years to get in. I Since there Is an examination for strong men, of course, there is a train- I Ing school. It Is run by a strong man. i Michel Schrelner, and it is located on i the Boulevard Blanqui. It has a meas- I ur.ed track of fifty-five metres, about i 180 feet, and platforms *and loaded i crates such as are used at the exam- I inations. It has many steady pupils i and on Sundays It is crowded, for then I many amateurs buy for 20 cents the ! privilege of testing their strength and I endurance. I Nobody has ever been able to carry < the loaded crate unaided the whole ( length of the track on his first at- ( tempt. It is not uncommon for a new- i comer, conscious of his vigor, to bet i his boots he can do It. ' Usually he hasn't had It on his shoulders ten seconds when he calls for help. Those who have gone 1 through the ordeal say. that no sooner' Is the weight resting on their shoulders than they seem to be clamped In a vice. Their lungs refuse to expand; their knee joints seem to lock; their feet are glued to the floor and It seems as If their thigh bones were being pushed up Into their bodies. They totter on a few yards and then they feel they must collapse. At this critical moment the professor and his most advanced pupils come to the rescue. They have been right at hand from the beginning, for If the crate falls to the ground It Is a long, hard job for several men to lift It back to the platform. If the beginner should slip and fall forward nothing could save him from being crushed to death. So, just as he is at the end of his powers, the others seize .his arms and hold them. up on 1 each side, while others behind take part of the weight of the crate on their shoulders, and thus, among them, they struggle to the end of the track and ' deposit .the load on the platform where It belongs. The one trial is enough for far mofe I than half of those who make it. Af- 1 ter a month or two the learner may be able to get from one end to the other alone, but he still staggers. In three months at three lessons a week the apprentice ought to be In form. The strong men have at times lost ' some of the business which they ordinarily control through cartmen discharging loads of flour themselves at Spi bakeries at a cut rate. They have ways of discouraging competition of ^ this sort which are quite effective. In one case they seized a driver who had been doing this on a quiet street and thrust him Into a sack with r a few pounds of flour In It and shook a"' him up until he was all but blinded | * and choked with the flour. 'sj Then they threw the sack by the cor rrmHside and told a Dasslrur Junkman it was a bag of old bones he could es' have. They also helped him to heave pr( it Into his cart on top of a heap of th< broken bottles, and when the victim's 1716 screams started the junkman running; me they skipped too, and left the poor ve* devil in his painful position until a w" policeman drifted* that way. p,a The strong men who make a spe- 1 clalty of flour and grain get from two anto eight cents a sack according to the bai stairs they have to climb. On good bai days one of them will carry 100 sacks, the or aboilt 35,000 pounds, and his pay "e3 will be from $2 to $2.50. One of the to8 strongest of the strong, M. Mollier, Is famous for carrying 100 sacks before wb lunch and 100 after It. fro Once he undertook to carry alone 1 Beventy sacks up a very steep stair- tl01 case to a second story loft. He did it the In three hours. With an ordinary 100 A'i Back afternoon, he earned 40 francs or mo $8 that day. His average load per Sir day is from 15,000 to 16,000 kilos, or- for 23,000 to 36,000 pounds. IHz Hlppolyte Olalron-Rappez, known as am Father Olairon, the dean of the .flour up group of strong men, is 60 years old. ' He was born in Savoy?all the strong Ch men come from either Savoy or Au- his vergne?and he worked for twenty- the nine years. In that time he bore upon siti his shoulders about 352,000,000 pounds, scl When he entered on his career, it may Hii be remarked, he was regarded as a wh consumptive. ma Glairon had an uncle who was also ed a strong man. He was 6 feet 6 inches wa tall, and he often carried two sacks of nir nour ai one ume up a nigm ui bluub i ?a weight of 700 pounds or there- Stt abouts. th< It is a tradition of the.guild that one of day a comrade coming down-stairs sai barred his way in Jest, whereupon he ne seized the man by the waistband with coi one hand, loaded him on top of the opi flour bags and finished his trip to the of top of the flight. This Hercules saved 1 his money and bought a wine shop. a He grew rich and carried money foi about. A band of the marauders who fpi have infested tile streets of Paris from Ba time immemorial lay in wait for him mi one night to rob him. He began by sei hurling five of them into the Seine; ex then seizing a sixth by the heels he hl( used him as a club to beat off the Lo others. Ch The strong men have festivities of "tl their own at which they do stunts. At clc the Paris-Corbell track in March, 1895, let they had a walking match of 32 kilo- do metres, or about twenty miles. The a contestants carried a sack weighing 50 we kilos, or about 110. It was won by a strong man named Labasse, who covered. the distance In er ten hours. At the Chamos de Mars be< some years later seventy-five contest- ty ants entered In a match to carry 220 th? pounds sixty miles on a measured est track. The contest lasted more than of seventy-two hours. th? Only two finished. Last October at rer the market there was a contest in car- mi rylng a crate weighing 610 pounds 100 cai yards. It was won by a member of the to poultry group named Vlngneau. tal sui DE80T0 OAK DOOMED. pn, sec Parasite Has Attacked Florida's the Giant Tree, Over 300 Years Old. Fo: The famous great oak In the beau- rul tlful park surrounding the Tampa ma Bay hotel, and which Is knowh as the SUI De Soto oak, for the reason that De m'1 Soto camped under It when first he an< landed on this coast, Is doomed to tor death, says the Tampa correspondent SUI of the Cincinnati Enquirer. It has ute been attacked by a parasite which no< hag killed whole forests In Florida. The parasite is a sort of moss which blows off other trees with the wind. Whateveii tree It lands on, there it w" sticks. The parasite burrows into the un' tree. It breeds very fast, and the '^e moss it makes grows Just as rapidly. ?' Whenever It lands on a tree, the be- lnt ginning of the end for the life of that Yo tree is a settled fact. Strangely no) enough, too, it produces a plant in pei the branches of the tree very much du< f hp like a water lily in appearance. It blooms and produces a remarkable mu effect when the flowers are on. In tea hie time the moss hangs down in great confusion from every branch of the of tree and all over its trunk. The sap at is sucked from the tree and its death du< la but a question of time. qu' The De Soto oak is going by the 0,18 boards the same way. And it seems the a great pity. It is a giant among all ket the great oaks of the universe. It tur Is over thirty feet around at its base n and well up its height, rears its head m(j several hundred feet, and has glgan- Wit tic branches reaching out, as straight rel as a chalk line, for a distance of over ^ 50 feet. It is known to be over 300 years old. But it is an ill wind that yoi blows nobody good. The stringy the moss, not much wider than several strands of hair from a horse's mane ar tall, Is put through a cleaning pro- clal aess in Florida and Is shipped north 8ur to factories where it is used as a sub- mei stitute for hair in the stuffing of sofas ?~ and mattresses for beds. How a Cadbt Grew Tall.hr.?It may be asked what a man who from his size belonged in B company at k West Point was doing in the eighth division among the tall men of D com- ^ pany, says a writer in the Atlantic. j It came about In this way: My second /I year, owing to an increase in the size U of the battalion, the overflow of my company, B, and the various other I companies had to room in what was I known as the "angle." which threw me I with John Asbury West, of Georgia, of 1 D company. West and myself became 1 very close friends, and that we might | continue to room together, just before the battalion was formed In 1860 at ? the close of the encampment for divl- I Iter slon Into companies, he suggested that ^ I stuff some paper In my shoes to lift I me up into the flank companies. I ! Thereupon we inlaid a good share of I o Vow Vnrk Herald in each shoe, low- | i ered my trousers to the extreme limit to hide my heels, and, to my heart's delight, the result was, in counting off the battalion, 1 fell Just Inside of D company. And on that bit of paper in my shoes all my life has hinged; for had I stayed with the studious B company, I should In all probability have graduated in the engineers, and the tream of my life would have run through different fields. Xv~ Wise Is the man who realizes that It is better to forgive than to be licked. UGANDA CLOTHING STORE. ring Shopping of a Native of East Central Afrioa. People In civilized lands who read the difficulties experienced by tradi and explorers In Africa in the matof setting labor for house building J transports are apt to ask why sse savages will not work. The truth nature is too kind to them, rheir houses grow of their own ac d in the shape of reeds and rushsays the New York Sun. The ants >vlde mortar out of the earth from sir giant hills. A trap set in a mo~ ...111 lit iui ttii aiuciupc win piuviur at for a week, while such fruit and Fetables as may be needed grow d In profusion, foremost being the .ntain. \s to their clothing in Uganda, at f rate, this grows upon trees. The rk cloth tree of East Central Africa 3 from time immemorial provided ise people with garments of soft, tlble, natural cloth, which is sewed rether by the women. It is extremelight, porous and durable, nearly Ite In color, and readily stripped m the tree like cork. fin fnrhi no toUr ainno thn nnnutrnn n of the Uganda railway?one of i chain of lines that penetrates the rlcan continent from Cape Town al>st to the pyramids?the women and Is of Uganda are beginning to ask white and colored cottons of civ;ed make. The people are fast asslng wealth through the opening of the country. The child kthg of Uganda, Daudi wa, still keeps the bark cloth for i regal robes, though It is hard for ! youngster to be dignified as he i at his lessons in a missionary 100I in Mengo, the Uganda capital. i father, was the dreaded Mwanga, o tortured and burned to death my of the pepole whom he suspectof a leaning toward civilization. It s he, too. who caused Bishop Hanigton to be murdered In Busoga. Uganda was visited years ago by inley, who Interviewed Mtesa, the m monarch who was In the habit flaying alive those who crossed his /age will. Stanley wanted to send ws to London about this African untiy, butUhe only practicable route en at that time was by the valley the Nile. The explorer entrusted his letter to young Belgian, Llnants de Belleids. but on his way north Belle ids's expedition was attacked by the ,rl tribes and himself tortured and trdered. The punitive expedition it out later to Inquire into the young plorer'a death found in one of his *h knee boots Stanley's letter to the ndon Dally Telegraph challenging irlstendom to evangelize Uganda? le country where men and women's >thes grow on forest trees." This ter was finally sent to General Gorn at Khartoum, where he, too, met tragic death, and was later on forirded by him to Its destination. The Water Discharged bt a Riv.?Many rules and methods have jn given for calculating the quantlof water discharged by a river, but 5 following appears to be the clearand best: To get a mean velocity a river or other stream find first i surface velocity In the line of curit by observing the rate of feet per nute at which a floating body Is ?' - 3 J * ? onnmrlmotlnn rieu uutvu. no ail the truth the mean velocity may be ten at four-fifths of the greatest -face velocity, and If this Is multied by the area In feet of the cross itlon of the stream the product Is ! discharge In cubic feet per minute, r military purposes the following e is given for ascertaining how ny men a stream Is adequate to >pply: "Multiply the velocity per lute by the breadth, depth and 900, 1 this will give the number of men which the brook is an adequate >ply. The velocity of feet per mint Is obtained by floating a cork, and :!ng the distance It travels in a en time." Jinoino Kbttljl?The Japanese, o know so well how to add little sxpected attractions to everyday (, manufacture, In a great variety forms, Iron teakettles which break 0 song when the water bolls, says uth's Companion. The song may t be very perfect melody, but It Is haps as agreeable as the notes proved by some of the insects which 1 Japanese also treasure for their isle. The harmonious sounds of the .kettles are produced by steam bubs escaping from beneath thin sheets Iron fastened close together nearly the bottom of the kettles. To pro:e the best effects some skill Is rered In regulating the fire. The tracter of the sopnds varies with i form of the kettle. These singing ties have been used for many cen1es. .'he Mother -1.v-Law.?A certain ther-in-law had stopped so often h her daughter as to cause a quarwlth the husband, and one day, en she again came to stay, she nd her daughter In tears on the irstep. "I suppose George has left i," she sniffed. "Yes"?sob. 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