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He Never Told.
It was clear that he was from the
country. For several minutes he stood
on the sidewalk, oblivious to the
smiles and comments of passersby,
gaping up at the top story of a tall
trust company building across the
way. Then he scratched his head and
stroked his chin.
"Wa-ai," he muttered, "It may be all
right, I suppose, but I might as well
find out for sartln."
He crossed the street, pushed his
way into the trust company offices
and approached the nearest window,
The brass plate over It was inscribed
"Well?" asked the man behind the
window without looking up from his
"Wa-al" drawled the man from the
country, "It may be all right an' correct.
uv course; but while I wuz lookin'
"The book-keeper'll fix that for you.
Third window to the left."
After slight hesitation the countryman
doubtfully made his way over to
the bookkeeper's window.
"Well, sir, what can we do for you?"
demanded the bookkeeper.
"Nothln". I don't know why they
sent me over to you?I ain't got any
account here. I wuz Just wonderln'
whether you happened to know"?
"Information department," said the
bookkeeper brusquely. "Sixth window
to the right."
The countryman started to say something,
but the bookkeeper had resumed
his writing. He walked over to the
"Say!" he opened up, without waiting
for an Invitation: "You folk need
not be so tarnation flossy. I Jest wanted
to tell yer durned old company
"Complaint department. Last window,
rear," growled the clerk.
The countryman glared. For a moment
he seemed undecided: then, his
Jaws set with determination, he strode
down to the complaint window.
"Well, what's the trouble with you?"
demanded the complaint clerk.
"Ain't none!" snapped the countryman.
"I jest wanted to say to yer
gosh-blamed old company that it appears
to me as their bulldln' Is"?
But he got no further. "Fire! Fire!
Fire!" came the cry from all parts of
the building. Instantly everything
became bustle and confusion "Fire!
"Hump!" grunted the disgusted
countryman as he followed the crowd
out "They'd a-knowed it a half an
hour ago If they'd only listened to
Saved Him From Disgrace.
In one of the old families of Charleston,
S. C., writes Mrs. Ravenel in the
Youth's Companion, there was an Important
personage. Jack, the butler,
i Jack disputed with another old man,
Harry, the butler of Mrs. Henry Izard,
the reputation of being: the best and
most thoroughly trained servant In the
From the judging of the wines to
the arrangement of a salt spoon there
was nothing which these withered
brown potentates did not decide and
maintain. Nothing would have astonished
either more than that master or
qglstress should dissent from his verdict.
Jack was intolerant of anything
which he considered a breach of the
etiquette of the table. Nothing could
have Induced him to serve a gentleman
before a lady, or a younger before an
elder brother. To place fruit and wine
on a table cloth Instead of upon the
mahogany was to him a falling from
On one occasion he was much annoyed
when a senator from the upcountry
twice asked for rice with his
, fish. To the first request he simply
remained deaf; at the second he bent
down and whispered Into the senatorial
The genial gentleman nodded and
suppressed a laugh; but when the servants
had left the room he burst Into
a roar and cried: "Judge, you have a
treasure! Jack has saved me from disgrace,
from exposing my ignorance.
He whispered, 'That wouldn't do, sir;
we never eats rice with fish."
Rattled By Altitude.
"I heard something new In the barberlng
business this morning." said the
gray-headed man to a New York Sun
reporter. "I am occupying a room on
the top floor of a skyscraping apartment
hotel. This morning I sent for
a barber to come up and shave me.
He came, but when he saw what an
altitude he had attained he looked
"Would it inconvenience you to come
down to the regular barber shop?" he
"I answered that it would not particularly
put me out, but that I would
like to know the reason for his request.
" "The fact is,' he said, *1 never like
to shave anybody at this distance
above the ground. No barber likes to,
We seem to be particularly sensitive tc
height. It makes us nervous. Most
barbers will not undertake a job above
a certain number of feet in the air. Ol
course, if you insist I will shave you
here, but you would probably get a
better shave 10 floors below this one."
"Well, Just out of natural cussedness,
I refused to humor that fellow's
whim. As a consequence he nearly cut
my throat. Whether he did it through
nervousness, as he claimed, or yure
cussedness of his own, I don't know,
Whatever It was that Is a peculiarity
of barbers that I'd like to have explained."
That.?There Is a certain old
gentleman who partakes of the qualitY\a
it mlnptl hilt
whose lack of "polish" is a sad trial
to his oldest daughter. The old gentleman,
as he expressed It, "go thai
with both feet when some dude investers
come pirntln' round the range."
Not long ago the family were gathered
In the library, one of the windows of
which was open.
"That air?" the father began, but
was quickly Interrupted.
"Father, dear, don't say 'that air,?
say 'that there,' the daughter admonished.
"Well, this ear?" he again attempted.
but was as quickly brought to a
"Nor 'this 'ere'; 'this here' is correct,"
he was told.
The old gentleman rose with an
angry snort. "Look here, Mary," he
said, with asperity. "Of course. 1
know you have been to school and all
that, but I reckon I know what I want
to say. an' I am going to say it. I
believe I feel a cold in this ear from
that air, and I'm going to shut the
IN COUNTIES ADJOINING.
I News and Comment Clipped Fron
> Neighboring Exchanges.
, Lantern, June 25: The negro, Johi
I Adams, who, as reported in Friday'
Lantern, was shot by another negrc
I Monroe Sims, at Carlisle Thursday an*
I brought here to the hospital, died Fri
day evening. Adams and Sims botl
i claim Chester county as their home
i Misses Bthel and Ellse Latlme
and Anna Steele McCaw of Yorkvllle
[ spent from Saturday morning unti
yesterday morning at the home of th?
, Misses Latimer's brother, Mr. Car
i Latimer, on their return home fron
the Jamestown exposition Mr
John R. Culp, son of Mrs. J. R. Culj
of this city, suffered a partial stroke o
paralysis a few days ago. The posta
from Mrs. Culp did not fetate to wha
extent he was paralyzed except that hii
tongue was involved. Mr. Culp is it
the railroad business in Remington
, Va Mr. Sherman, the lmmigran
agent, said Friday that he could brinj
us a shipload of immigrants every weel
of the Wittekind variety, if we wante<
them, but declared that they would bi
neither satisfied nor satisfactory
Those present were unanimous am
emphatic in saying that, that variety ii
not wanted During a thundei
storm Friday afternoon, Mr. A. N
Grant's house in the Armenia neigh'
borhood. was struck by lightning. Th<
bolt 9truck the roof of the house, tear
ins two holes in It and followed th<
rafters to the side of the house thei
ran across tearing off a piece of weath
er boarding and celling. When It reach'
ed the second floor It Jumped on to th<
telephone wire and was grounded. Mr
Grant says it Is one time a telephom
wire did good service. None of th<
family were hurt.
News, June 21: Mrs. R J. Mackorel
and children of Yorkvllle, who hav<
been visiting the former's parents, Ma
Jor and Mrs. J. M. Riddle, returne<
home Monday Mr. W. F. Nlsbe
of the Jacksonham section, killed i
blue crane last Friday that was flvi
feet in height and measured six feet
three inches from tip to tip of wings
Mr. M. G. Hunter, son of Mr
Joseph Hunter, and Miss Ella Barton
daughter of Mr. Robert Barton of thi
cotton mills village, were married las
Sunday. The ceremony was perform
ed at the Methodist parsonage by thi
pastor, the Rev. R. E. Turnipseed
The depot at Caskey station, on thi
Southern, was blown down during i
wind storm a few dayis ago. The rail
road company will be "put to lti
stumps" to erect another like the ol<
one, for It was a majestic oak tree...
A destructive hail storm visited a con
slder&ble portion of Flat Creek town
ship last Friday evening. The storn
was heaviest about Flat Creek churcl
and in that vicinity. A number o
fa rmu u-?re hndlv danmared. A mom
the farmers whose crops were mos
seriously injured are Messrs. M. C
Gardner, Amos Cook, Jack Morgai
jtnu Charles Dunn Mrs. Whltaker
wife of Mr. Romulus Whltaker of Fla
Creek township, died one day las
week, at their home on Mr. John Bird*!
place. She was about twenty-flvi
years old and is survived by her hus
band and three children. Her maldei
name was Baker. The burial was a
Flat Creek church The Rev. 0
W. Carmlchael of Moreland, Ga., ha:
accepted a call extended him to th<
pastorate of the Lancaster and Shilol
A. R. P. churches. He will enter upoi
' his work July 1. Mr. Carmlchael wa:
graduated this year from the Erskin<
Theological Seminary and is a younj
minister of much promise. He ha
already made many friends and ac
quaintances in Lancaster and in th<
Shiloh community, having recentlj
preached at both places. He is twen
ty-two years old and unmarried
The colored Odd Fellows of Lancaster
Kershaw, Jefferson and Flat Rock ha<
a big celebration at Pleasant Hill las
Sunday. In addition to the members
a large number of women and chlldrei
were present, many of them from Ches
terfield and Kershaw counties who hat
never seen nor heard of an automobile
While the celebration was in full blast
men, women and children singing
shouting and hugging, and some eat
ing, a couple of Lancaster autos appeared
on the scene, honking, pufflnf
1 and sputtering. Instantly there was i
transformation in the picture. A genI
n w, 1 Kaon mo iKn ni*rlt?r nf f hi
day, the terror-stricken people falling
over one another In their frantic efforts
to reach tall timber. Even th<
stuffin" was scared out of a lot of baked
Chesterfield chickens. About foui
acres of somebody's cotton were ton
! up by frightened horses and mules try
ing to keep up with the rapidly moving
procession of fleeing humanity. A Fla
Rock nigger said afterwards that ai
1 automobile looked to him like Satai
and made a noise like judgment day
When heard from yesterday some o
! the Jefferson negroes were still run
( ning and headed for the Pee De<
Gastonia Gazette, June 25: Mrs. R
' J. Sifford left yesterday for North Au
gusta, Ga., where she will spend two o:
i three weeks with her parents, Rev
. and Mrs. J. L. Stokes Mrs. W. K
' Douglas of Due West. S. C.. is expecte<
tomorrow to spend the day with he
' brother. Mr. J. W. Klrkpatrlck. Shi
: will be accompanied by Mrs. J. F
i Thomson of Yorkville, who will be he
> guest while here An ordinanci
passed by the city council last weel
' places a penalty of $50 on the owne
of a bulldog who gives the animal th<
freedom of the streets without having
first properly muzzled him?the dog
I The first of the building trade;
to organize in Gastonia are the brick
: layers. On May 17th Bricklayers am
I Masons' International Union No. 5i
was organized with thirty-nine mem
bers, the membership included all thi
workers of this kind in Gaston count;
' save about six. Tbe omcers or im
I union are: President, J. E. McAllis
' ter: secretary, R. L. McAllister: treas
ury, R. \V. White. Meetings are hel<
; every first and third Friday nights...
At a called meeting of the directors o
' the Trenton cotton mill which was heh
yesterday afternoon an extra dividem
of 15 per cent was ordered paid thi
stockholders. The meeting of the di
l rectors was held for the purpose o
disposing of a part of the surplus funi
and this dividend which is paid fron
the already accumulated surplus is it
i addition to the regular setni-annua
! dividend The Gastonia Poultn
[ association held a meeting in the citi
1 hall Thursday and elected the follow:
ing officers: President, Rev. W. H
Hardin, vice J. H. Separk; 1st vlet
president, J. N. Roberts of Lowell; 2t
i vice president, P. P. Hopper of Dallas;
.Id vice president, C. M. Nolen o:
Gastonia; secretary, J. L. Beal of Gastonia;
treasurer, Dr. L. N. Glenn; Mr
W. L. Ormand of Bessemer City wai
elected superintendent of shows, anc
Mr. B. L. Smith of Stanley, was namec
n as assistant.
AN ASTUTE ADVERTISER,
n The English Merchant Who Believec
s In Letting the Public Know.
The tragic death of Mr. Whltely ol
London, who was the h^cd of the largest
store in the world, has recalled tc
old friends various Incidents in his
Mr. Whltely advertised his store as a
"Universal Provider." He claimed he
could furnish anything that was asked,
from a paper of pins or needles to
an elephant, for he actually had a zoological
garden, where were many animals
One day. says the World's Events
Magazine, an old friend called at the
store, one whom Mr. Whltely had not
seen for a long time.
After the usual greetings, the friend,
slapping Mr. Whltely on the shoulder,
said, "You claim, do you not, that your
store Is a universal provider?"
"Yes, sir, I do, and I am pr 'tlyou
cannot ask for anything that I
"I will prove you," said the friend.
"I want a wife."
"That's all right," was the quick response.
"You are in earnest?'
"Surely I am," said the caller.
Immediately Mr. Whltely called an
errand boy and said, "You go to the
millinery floor," naming the floor, "and
tell Miss C. that I wish her to report
3 to my office at once."
1 Miss C. came and the merchant Introduced
her to his friend, and said to
' the young lady: "This man has come
3 here for a wife, and I recommend you.
To my knowledge he is a good man
3 and rich. Will you marry him?"
3 Miss C. was greatly surprised, and
after a little talk asked for a few days
to consider and make more acquaint1
ance with the gentleman.
9 The couple were married within a
week, and so far as the world knows
1 they live happily in London.
t If they are not happy, they keep it
i to themselves.
8 Before the store was ready, there was
. much speculation as to its success.
! Upon the opening day Mr. Whltely
' was on the alert to see who would be
? his first customer.
8 A lady, past middle age, was the first,
t She bought some choice goods, taking
- them with her, as she wished her
b mantua-maker to have them quickly.
She had paid for her goods and was
9 ready to leave the store when Mr.
i Whltely stepped to her side and said:
- "You are my first customer. I would
b like to have your name and address, for
J I wish to send you a present:"
She thanked him, told her name and
address and asked: "Am I, then, the
first buyer in this great undertaking?
i Let us pray!" She knelt just where
i she had stood, as did the astonished
f clerks that were nearby and Mr.
r Whltely. In a few earnest words she
t asked God's blessing upon them all.
' Each year, as long as the woman
i lived, when Mr. Whltely celebrated the
anniversary of the opening of his
t store, he remembered his first cus
t tomer with a suitable gift.
s SAVINGS BANKS.
i First One Was Established by Parliat
ment In 1907.
' In March, 1807, an act was passed
b in the British parliament which cree
ated the first savings bank and estabt
lished a system which has extended
i over a large part of the civilized globe,
s says Leslie's Weekly. The United
s States, which was both young and
i poor at the time, was a little slower
9 than some other countries in follow
ing England's lead, but we did this
9 early enough to get "honorable menf
tion" by the historians and statlsti
clans who wrote about the system
around the middle of the nineteenth
century. The Philadelphia Savings
1 fund association opened for business
t in November, 1816, and the Provident
Institution for Savings started In Bos1
ton in December of that year. That
was the beginning of the savings bank
1 as an institution in the United States.
?. In recent times we have far surpassed
, England in this field, and have taken
, the first place among the nations.
- New York, with deposits of approxl
mately $1,400,000,000, heads the list
r of states in the extent of use of savi
ings banks, with Massachusetts. $650,
000,000, second. New York city, of
i course, is far ahead of other towns in
? the country, and the Bowery Savings
bank, with deposits of over $104,000,5
000. leads all the Institutions of that
sort in the world.
i* The deposits in the savings banks of
i the United States in 1907 are three
- and two-thirds times as great as the
I entire Interest-bearing debt of the nat
tlonal government. They exceed the
i aggregate tangible, marketable prop1
erty, real and personal of the whole
United States In 1840. And all of this
f vast accumulation of $3,400,000,000
represents the savings, and only a part
3 of the savings of the laborers, mechanics,
clerks and the rest of the
humbler wage earners of the coun
r Professional Snake Killers.
"Last year the number of men.
- women and children who met a terri1
ble death in India from the bite of
r poisonous snakes amounted to 25,387.
e Besides this there were about 4,500
killed by wild animals?chiefly tigers;
r to say nothing about 66,000 cattle.
e Every conceivable measure has been
4 taken to mitigate this appalling.annual
r destruction, but with little avail." So
s writes W. G. Fitzgerald, in the Tech?
nical World Magazine.
' The venomous snakes of India most
s destructive of life may be placed in
" the following order. First of all comes
' the deadly cobra, responsible for near?
ly nLne-tenths of the fatalities; and
" then the krait kuppur, Russell's viper,
e the hamadryas and rajsamp. The
f water snakes kill a good many, as we
s shall see, but they are comparatively
" rare. A regular organized warfare is
" waged upon India's myriads of repi
tiles, and in each district a regular
head tax is paid upon each cobra and
f other snakes killed.
^ "Last year the number of snakes
J destroyed was 762,221, for which res
wards amounting to nearly 57,000 ru"
pees were paid. The greatest destruef
tlnn to life annears to have been in
* Bengal, where 11,131 people were kill1
ed and neurly 1,000 cattle. In thin
1 province alone 55,054 poisonous snakes
' were destroyed.
' The officials charged with this curlf
ous work were scattered over the
whole vast area, from the Hlmaluyas
to southern Madras, including Bomi
bay Provinces, the Northwest Prov'
Inces and Oudh; the Punjab, Central
" Provinces, Burma, Assam, Hyderabad
f and others."
"SIMPLE LIFE" WISDOM.
? When Should an Active Man Retire
1 From Hit Work?
' When Herman Woldmann for many
years supervisor of German In the
public schools, resigned his position,
the other day, that he might spend the
I rest of his life In the country, making
his peace with nature he had snubbed
so long and getting acquainted with
f strange nooks and crahnles of his own
nature, the average hustling American
> suspected the sanity of the man If he
i didn't put his opinion on record. There
were many years of service in Mr.
. Woldmann; years, too, in which he
i could keep on earning money. With
two such cogent reasons?service and
< salary?why should any man be so
foolish as to leave his post?
A foreigner would get the Woldmann
point of view In a jiffy, says the Cleveland
Leader, and, were he not swerved
from his own poise by the mad rush
about him, might even envy him. It
wouldn't be necessary to bring a German
Into the problem for confirmation,
because almost any foreigner would do.
This sanity Is not the endowment or
the acquirement of the German mind
alone. The stolid Britons have It, and
the volatile French, who are, In their
final solution, not so peacocky as the
children of Uncle Sam.
In many ways the Englishman leads
a self-centred. If not a selfish life. He
considers himself a great deal and the
other fellow only a little. He makes
his home his castle and, like the snail
which carries his house around with
him, John Bull's aloofness goes with him
when he takes his walks abroad. Yet,
under this crust of personal worship,
lies a strong feeling of national responsibility.
Having paid' his duty to
himself, he proceeds to pay his duty to
the state. He doesn't work all his life
and he doesn't play away the years
that he takes away from business. He
gives them to his city or his country.
It Is his ambition to be a town councilor
or a member of parliament. And
when he gets Into one or the other
place he works faithfully, according to
his lights, for the good of his constituency
and the strengthening of the
France Is the home of thrift Never
a land where the money Is so widely
and so wisely distributed. There are
* ? * ? ?? *kA?Ai ?A nno
lew cuiu.ssui ii/i iuiics met ci iiv u*?v
moneyed man ranks with the greatest
capitalists of this country or England.
Four-fifths of the nation's wealth Is
held by people ranging from moderate
1 circumstances down to what we would
call poverty here. Eight and one-half
i million people live on their own farms.
Every one works and saves, up to a
certain period. Middle age Is the time
when the Frenchman ceases to labor
1 and begins to loaf. By that time he
has accumulated enough to keep him
quietly till his death; to give his
daughter her dot, his son his start In
life. He, too has civic obligations and
civic ambitions. But he has romance,
too; the love of nature's sentiment and
sentimentality. Daudet's Mayor who
lost himself In the woods and was nibbling
vollets and writing poetry, when
found, was symbolical. He stood for
a national idea.
Grew From Nothing in 1889 to "42,000
In 1906. ^
"Oklahoma City Is possibly the finest
example of speedy and magnificent
metropolis building In the world," says
Appleton's Magazine. "Seventeen years
ago it was a piece of open prairie,
with a sluggish creek, which has no
right to be dignified as a river, meandering
and elbowing through the fertile
soil. Why the site was selected
no one knows. It sort of looked good
to them," is the explanation of an orglinal
'boomer.' Guthrie, the temporary
capital, thirty miles to the north, had
a much better start and was better
situated as regards general physiographic
"Oklahoma City grew from the noth1
In^nf 18BQ tn 000 nennlein 1906. Last
1 year there were twenty-two miles of
fine asphalt streets, seventy-five miles
of brick and cement sidewalks, twelve
miles . gas mains and natural gas
being piped In, twenty-five miles of
electric street railway of the most
modern types of cars, fifty-two miles
of sewers and sixty-five miles of water
mains. There were four national
banks, three state banks and one trust
company, with deposits aggregating
over 56.000,000. The bonded Indebtedness
of the city was only 5743,000, in
the face of the erection of several public
buildings and all the city betterments.
"That' which has made Oklahoma
City the star town of the state has
been public-spirited co-operation and a
square jawed determination to win on
the part of a large portion of her citizens.
In 1894 she seemed doomed to
extinction. They built railroads when
they had no money left for food. The
town revived and boomed until 1898,
when the mud holes and unthinkable
sinks In the main streets became o byword
In the state, and seemingly again
Jeopardized the city's future. The citizens
then built twenty-odd miles of
the finest asphalt streets and three
times that amount of sidewalks.
"The most fascinating side of Oklahoma
City to the tenderfoot Is the
number of men who arrived In 1889 or
shortly after with about 37J cents In
their pockets and since then have made
fortunes. One man," as the article In
Appleton's Magazine Informs us, "who
bought his first town lot from a dissatisfied
staker for 51.85 two days after
the opening, sold his hotel for $ 140,000,
and this represents but a small
part of his holdings. A second became
a street-railway magnate, another
a big banker, and still another a large
Robert G. Ingersoll's arraignment
of alcohol will still bear reprinting.
It is as follows:
I do not wonder that every thoughtful
man Is prejudiced against this
dammed stuff called alcohol. Intemi
perance cuts down youth In Its vigor,
manhood in Its strength, old age In
Its weakness. It breaks the father's
heart, bereaves the doting mother,
extinguishes natural affection, erases
conjugal love, blots out filial attachment,
blights parental hope, brings
down mourning age in sorrow to the
It produces weakness, not strength;
sickness not health; death, not life,
i It makes wives widows, children orphans,
fathers fiends, and all of them
paupers and beggars.
ta ?.Uttumnf lom Invlfna nV?nl.
XL ICCHJJ i iiruuiuvio*!., i??*ivon vn?^.
era. Imports pestilence and embraces
consumption. It covers the land with
Idleness, misery and crime. It Alls
your jails, supplies your almshouses, 1
and demands your asylums. It engenders
controversies, fosters quarrels
and cherishes riot. It crowds i
your penitentiaries and furnishes vl
tlms for your scaffolds.
It Is the life blood of the gamble
the element of the burglar, the pr<
of the highwayman and support i
the midnight incendiary. It count
nances the liar, respects the thW
esteems the blasphemer. It vlolat
obligation, reverences fraud and hoi
ors Infamy. It defames benevolenc
hates love, scorns virtue and slande
Innocence. It Incites the father i
lintntiiii his holnlcaa nffnnrlnfir. hell
the husband to massacre the wit
and the child to grind the parricld
axe. It burns up men, consumes won
en, detests life, curses God, desplsi
heaven. It suborns wltnesse
nurser perjury, defiles the Jury be
and Btalns Judicial ermine. It di
grades the citizen, debases, leglslatur
dishonors statement and disarms tt
patriot. It brings shame, not hono:
terror, not safety; despair, not hop*
misery, not happiness, and with tt
malevolence of a fiend it calmly sui
veys Its frightful desolation and ur
satisfied havoc. It poisons felicit;
kills peace, ruins morals, blights cor
fldence, slays reputations and wlp<
out national honor, then curses tf
world and laughs at its ruin. It dot
all that and more. It murders tl
soul. It is the sum of all vlllainle
the father of all crimes, the moth<
of all abominations, the devil's bei
friend and God's worst enemy.
THEY 8IMPLY DROP OUT.
An Explanation of the Myeterioua Dii
appearances of Many Persons.
A criminal cannot mysteriously dii
appear, for many of them try an
fall, says the New York Tribune, bi
an honest man can step out of h
house, take a car at the corner an
never be seen again. Death Is alwaj
the explanation of the mystery pr<
ferred by the friends and the famll
of the disappeared, for any other th<
ory Is less kind, and a broad charlt
treats the disappeared and the dea
alike, and of them says only good.
But there are other explanation
one of the strangest being in the cai
of the Middletown (Conn.) man, wh
disappeared 36 years ago and then r<
turned home. He went away a strli
ling, impelled by an "odd notion." H
had no quarrel with his family. H
was mourned by them as dead, an
funeral service was held by them b
cause they conjectured that he ha
been drowned In a shipwreck. A
the while he was working on a fan
only 12 short miles away. Thlrtj
six years "slipped by" without his r<
visiting his nearby home, and when li
returned he was "shocked" to lear
that his parents were dead. Here Is
dlsappearence in its acutest form, fc
there was no known reason?in fac
no conceivable motive?and all th
while a return home was easy, bi
family tied and all the sentiment
which attract men homeward froi
all the quarters of the earth were ur
equal to drawing this man 12 mile
What again,- after the passage of 3
years, impelled him thither? Wht
was the "odd notion" which drove
man to do what this Connecticut ma
The normal man has roots Just e
much as a tree has. He lives by h
sentimental attachment to persons an
places. Hawthorne tells of a dlsaj
pearance which he opines "will nev?
be repeated." Wakefield left his wil
mysteriously, took up his domlcil
within sight of hers in a great cit;
and 20 years later returned. It 1
nearly of a piece with this Connect
cut case. Hawthorne analyzes the dii
appearer's motives. It was an "od
notion" in the first place whlc
prompted Wakefield, and there was n
definite purpose of a prolonged sta;
Habit and the unwatched slippln
away of time and a certain absur
vanity and wrong-headedness accoun
ed for all the rest. The Connectict
?"?*? mamma nvrvlonntinrt rt# V*1
XIIO.11 gave mo Daiuu CA^iauauuu vi. u
vagary, except, of course, there w?
no acknowledgment of vanity an
wrong-headedness. If wilful dlsaj
pearance Is not a disease, It Is a mai
vel of human oddity. It Is a grlevoi
experiment at best. Hawthorne ot
serves: "Amid the seeming confuslo
of our mysterious world, individual
are so nicely adjusted to a system, an
systems to one another and to a who!
that by stepping aside for a momer
a man exposes himself to a fearfi
risk of losing his place forever. Llk
Wakefield, he may become, as it wen
the outcast of the universe.
ODD FEATS OF RATS.
Burglary Committed on a Breadbo
Supposed to Be Secure.
A man who was graduated fror
Yale In 1884 is now a bachelor. H
lives in a very old house in the north
west section of Washington, says Th
Post. The few attentions his hous
receives come from a charwoman c
great age and little activity. Henc
there are rats on the premises.
They are remarkable rats, and whe
you are told of their achievement
by their landlord you are inclined t
be Incredulous. Yet you cannot den
the evidence of their Intelligence.
In the kitchen is a large cupboarc
On It3 broad shelves rests a rathe
heavy tin bread box. Generally I
For a long time the tin cover kef
the rats out. Then the rats held coun
cil of war, appointed a committee o
ways and means and lived ofT potat
peelings until the report came in.
The committee did Its work wel
It decided that as the rats were poor
ly equipped to cope with tin boxes I
an upright position it behooved ther
to proceed against the box, push i
off the cupboard and allow the well
known law of gravitation to do th
The plan was a success. Mornln
after morning when the owner of th
bread box came Into his kitchen h
found the box on the floor In confu
sion. The bread was gone to the laj
Successive falls -dented the poor ol
box out of shape, and while the owne
Is a mild-mannered person he can
afford new bread boxes every weel
So he drove two large staples into hi
cupboard, fastening them against th
box. Since then the rats have had n
Another feat the rodents accom
plished handily is even more remark
able. The owner of the house keep
his flour In a large cylindrical car
The top fastens on snugly.
The industrious rats have succeede
In removing the top from the can o
a dozen different occasions. The open
ed can is tipped over and the flour 1
consumed, presumably with great re
It requires quite a bit of strengtl
to remove the cover with the fingers
and how the rats succeed, using thel
tough little noses and paws, is beyom
any explaining. But the evidence
were there, and the Yale bachelor 1
an honest man.
c- AFRICANS NOT ALL BRUTAL.
>r, Moundans Bear Farming Tools Instead
>P of Warlike Weapons.
That the native African Is not alB"
ways and Invariably a poor, half nak'
' ed brute has been proved by the re08
ports and photographs brought back to
n" France by the "Moss mission," an exe'
pedltlon sent to the French Congo
ohAiit Alchfoon mnnthu aor* ff>r the
t0 purpose of determining gome unsetfs
tied boundary questions, says the Chle'
cago Chronicle. South of Lake Chad
a' Commandant Moll discovered a peacel"
ful race of agriculturists and shep88
erds. Intelligent and hospitable, ripe for
9' civilization, living In pastoral slmpllc>x
8" Everything about the Moundans Is
e' picturesque and Interesting. They are
16 a vigorous and handsome race and
' very brave, but, contrary to the al8'
most universal practice of the Africans
ie In regions where white rule has not
r" been established, they never carry
arms. On the contrary, the Implement
y' oftenest seen In their hands is a hoe.
l~ Nevertheless they appear to have deJ9
scended from warlike ancestors, and
10 were probably driven southward from
;a their original mountain home by some
10 conquering chief. Reminiscences of
8> this past may be seen ln> their semi5r
military architecture, which does not
resemble that of any of the neighboring
peoples. At a little distance on*
" ?*ii i?in.? ? irt
Ol uieir viuujses iuum nivc a. iwi nu^
The Moundan village, of which Lere
Is an excellent type, is inclosed by a
series of round towers connected by
walls from two to three meters In
d height. Inside, parallel to the Incloe11
lng walls, Is a circle of cupolas, each
18 one pierced with a single hole. These
ld are the granaries, the most important
rB buildings of the town.
l" They are erected on piles supported
!y on great stohes, which places thenl
J" beyond the reach of termites and roy
dents as well as of dampness, and the
d only entrance Is through the hole In
the vaulted root. Between the outer
Bl wall and the granaries are the homes
,e of the people, while the residence of
10 the chief faces the entrance.
? WALL 3TREET'8 8H0RN LAMB8.
Never Seen Among the Gay Crowds
d About the Big Hotels.
What becomes of the men who lose
d in Wall street? They are seldom heard
" of. The visitor to New York gets the
11 notion that the gay crowd of men at
r" the Waldorf?the "uptown 'Street,' "?
5" comprises them all. But this crowd Is
ie altogether mlsrepresentatlve and has
n no true sign value, says a writer on
a Wall street In the New Broadway
,r Magazine. You can retain your equity
llbrlum easily in watching them, by
16 remembering that Walker of New Brltain,
Is hiding somewhere, a fugitive
ts from justice; that Blgelow of Milwau11
kee, Is In prison; that there are many
l" other men who went down hard with
s> big crashes, and that, for every one of
the big men, there are 10,000 little men,
lt whose losses are smaller but not one
a whit less fatal. You would find some
n of them tonight In New York If you
knew in what window to look, figuring
18 anxiously and endlessly, looking over
18 Insurance papers to see If further loans
^ are permissible. Their wives are sewlng;
their daughters are studying ste!r
nography. You will find others hange
lng about hotel lobbies, and the mo10
ment you catch their eye, or grip their
P' hands, you know that they are nerv'8
ous, distraught, broke, restless?typical
Wall street victims.
J" The others, professionals, parasites,
satellites, winners, you will find in the
h cafes and hotel restaurants, making
l? up a large part of the crowds at SherV
ry's and Delmonlco's, Martin's and
Rectors, the Waldorf, Manhattan, Asd
tor, St. Regis and Holland House.
Wall street, by day, demands the Great
it White Way at night. From the mo18
ment the market opens till Its close
18 the game Is a fast and furious one of
d sharp trickery, clever dodging, rall>
lery, bluffing, hypocrisy, lying. Nerves
r" are constantly tense; the brain must be
13 clear and quick at every move. Suc>"
cessful lying uses up gray matter, and
n the flash and festivity of the Tender18
loin at night Is Just unnatural enough
d to fit In and offer the kind of recrea
ie tion desired.
PERIL8 OF THE 8EA.
There Is Now ? Smaller Number of
Fatalities Than Ever.
It Is an old story?the tragedy of
the ocean. This winter and spring the
story is being told over and over
many times, says the St. Louis Republic.
The season will go down in the
n history of catastrophe as one of moe
ment. Fogs and speed and passion for
i- travel, to say nothing of unaccountae
ble Inefficiency of the Individual, have
!e been responsible for much of the cur>f
e Naturally there arises the question
of whether ocean tragedies cannot be
n lessened. The answer comes In the
:s cheering knowledge that of the numo
ber of men and women who tempt the
y sea there Is now a smaller proportion
of fatalities than ever. Thousands now
1. cross the Atlantic where in the old
t days only scores undertook the passage
It offered by vessels that merely sailed.
As long as the elements of wind and
>t water in their might remain unconi
trolled, as long as a million miles of
n rock-bound coast remain unpatrolled.
o as long as the wandering race pursues
its wanderings, so long will we have
1- these tragic happenings of the deep.
There can be even now a long step
n In the direction of improving the
n standards of human efficiency. CarryIng
companies, not only on the sea,
I- but on the land, must not expect too
? much of their human machines. They
must not expect good results if lowST
ftrno mart u ro om nlnvor^ of o rorl nnoH
" l.T PC IIIV.II U.4 V. Cllipivj tu at U> 1 V.UUV.VU
? wage for the purpose of making: dlv?
e Idends, and when they employ the
l~ high wages they must not make the
d burden too heavy for the same reason
of economy. The cheapest man Is the
d man who costs the most If he gives
T his best service within his capacity
1 as a human cog In the great machine
C- of present day endeavor.
Why Penmen Get Tired.
0 The average person has no Idea how
much muscular effort Is expended In
writing a letter. A rapid penman can
write thirty words In a minute. To do
IS this, he must draw his pen through
' the space of sixteen and a half feet.
In forty minutes his pen travels a furd
long, and In five hours a third of a
n mile. In writing an average word.
" the penman makes In the nelghbors
hood of sixteen curves of the pen.
in us in writing miriy wurus iu mc
minute, his pen would make 4 80
^ curves; 28,000 curves in an hour, and
'* 86,400,000 in a year of 300 days of
r ten hours each. The man who suci
ceeded in making one million marks
s with a pen in a month was not at all
s remarkable. Many men make four
million while merely writing.
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X other grease. Coats the axle ^ a
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Mica Axle Grease. ; >!./
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