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L m. grist s sons, Pnbii?hers. [ % Jfamilg JJeirspapeir: ^or the promotion of the political, Social, Agricultural and (Tommtrrial interests of the |)fopl?. | ESTABLISHED 1855. YORKVILLE, S C.7 TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 191-O. ISrO.S)5. *$+A *$* **+A H?+A *?*A ?**A I .FORTUNE m * Novelized by Loui ^ | From the Play of < ^m by Winche ^ Copyright 1910, by YVinchell Smii *$+A *??+A *?+A ?t?*A *?+A *?+A l ? CHAPTER VI?Continued. 1 I have now something to think ri x about, indeed, and am more than half inclined to stroll un to Graham's and ?* find out what has happened on my own account when the voices of Hi Nutt a and Watty, the tailor, drift up to me. m The cronies are coming down for their m regular afternoon session on the post- D office benches, a function which takes c' place daily just as soon as the sun w gets round behind the building so that lo the seats are shaded. And I pause, 8' true to the ethics of journalism. It's my duty not to leave just yet. ai lil " ^ ar A.NGIK TCTHILIk . bl Surprisingly enough, these two like- tu wise are discussing Sam Graham. At w least I can deduce nothing else from Wl Hiram's first words, though their sub- m lect is for the moment nameless. cu "Yes, sir; he's the poorest man in t0 this town." "Yes," Watty quavers?"yes, 1 guess be he be." "And he's grot no more business sense ti( into him than God prive a goose." "No; I guess he ain't." br "Why, look at the way things has B( ^ run down at his store since Margaret ,)a died. She kept things a-runnin' while tn ft she was alive." "Yes; she was a fine woman, Margaret Bohun was." cu "And, they ain't no doubt about it, Sam had money into the bank when she died. But ever sinst then it's been re all go out and no come in "with him. 'n He keeps fussin' and fussin' with them inventions of his, but no one ever si< heard tell of his gettin* anything out of 'em." "And what'd he do with all the mon- ce ey he had when Margaret died?" "Spent it, what he didn't lend and ^ aunv and lose indorsin' notes for his friend9 and then havin' to pav 'em. rpi And, speakin' of notes, I heard Roland Barnette say t'other day that old Sam had a note comin' due to the bank an' Blinky wasn't goin' to renew it any ar more." ra "Course Sam can't pay it." "Certainly he can't. I was in his store day before yestiddy, and they wasn't nobody come in for nothin' while I was there. He don't do no business to speak of." "How long was you there. Hi?" "From 9 o'clock to noon." "What doin'?" P "Nuthin*?jes' settin' round." "I seen him today goin' into the bank. Guess he must 'ev gone to see i Lockwood 'bout that note." "Well, I don't envy him his call on Blinky Lockwood none." "Mebbe he went in to deposit his coupons," Watty chuckled. Hiram snorted, and there was silence i while he filled and lit his pipe. I "I hearn tell this mornin'," he resumed, "that Josie Lockwood's goin' to give a party next week." "Yes: I hearn it too. Angie Tuthill was talkin' 'bout it to Mame Garrison i up to Leonard & Call's. She said they was goin' to have the biggest time this town ever see?goin' to decyrate the grounds with lanterns and have ice in cream sent from Phillydelphy, and f cakes too. Can't make out what's come into Blinky to let that gal of his waste money like that." p "I figger," says Hiram after a sa- hi pient pause, "she must be gettin' it up for that New York dood." "Duncan?" ^ "Uh-huh." y> "I didn't know he was 'quainted with jBr the Lockwoods." ^ t V "I didn't know he was 'quainted with tf nobody." "Nobody 'ceptin' Homer Littlejohn and Hetty Carpenter, and they don't " seem to know much about him. I call t ' him darn cur'us. Hetty says he's alius 1 - . . w a-settin' in his room a-studytn ana astudyin' and a-studvin'." "He goes walkin* mornin's. Hetty told me." "Waal, he don't come downtown much. Nobody hardly ever sees him 'cept to church." " Hiram ponders this profoundly, final- c? ly delivering himself of an opinion which he has never forsaken. "I claim rf he's a s'picious character." "Don't look to me as though he knew 'nough to be much of anything." n "Waal, now, if he's a real student and they ain't no out 'buot him. what in tarnation's he doin' here? That's jest what I'd like to have somebody tell 'c w me, Watty." P' "Hetty sez he sez he wants a (|uiet place to study." Hiram snorts with scorn. "Oh, lid- * die! You don't catch no Noo York ** young feller a-settin' down in Radville unless he's crazy or somethin' worse." " " "Tain't no use tellin' Hetty Carpenter that." s' "No. If anybody sez a word ag'in him she shets 'em right up." " "'Tain't only Hetty, but all the wim- -v ruin's on his side." " *$* *$+A 'vvA 'vvA A HUNTER. s Joseph Vance the Same Name il Smith :h and Louis Joseph Vance. i *?+A H?AA ***A *?*A *<5*A' "That's proof enough to me he ai ght." "Wimmin," says Watty as the res ' a period of philosophical considei an, "is all crazy about clothes. Wh feller's got good clothes you ca ake them see no harm into him, atter what he is. I pressed some uncan's last Satiddy. I never j othes?such goods and linin's. Th as made for him, too?made by a ti r on Fifth avenue, Noo York. I f< t the name now." "Waal, Roland Barnette sez th n't stylish. He sez they're too mu te an undertaker's gitup." "Waal, Roland oughter know. H le fanciest dressed up feller in t >unty." "Yes, I guess he be." The subject apparently languish jt I know that it still occupies th ige meditations, and presently this monstrated by Hiram, who exp( rates liberally by way of preface. "When this cuss Duncan fust coi ire," he says, with a self contain luckle, "ev'rybody but me figger s had stacks of money. Guess th i singin' a different tune now sir i's been goin' round askin' for work This is news to me, and 1 sit i laring Watty's astonishment. "Be he a'doin' that, Hiram?" "That's what he's been a-doin." "Funny I missed hearin' about it.' "He only started this mornin'. ] ent to Sother & Lee's and Leo d & Call's and Godfrey's, and ther less he must 've quit discouragi ley wouldn't none of them give h ithin'. Leastways that's what th id after he'd gone out. He did; ve anybody a reel chance to say an ing. I was in Leonard & Call id he came in and asked for a j< it the minute Len looked at him rned right round and slunk o ithout a-waitin' for Len to say ird." Hiram smoked in huge ei\jo ent of the retrospect. "He's t! iriousest critter we ever had in tl wn." "Yes," agrees Watty; "I guess At this juncture comes an interru >n. Tracey Tanner returns hotfo ither he has been running or 1 eathlessness is due to excitemei ?fore the two upon the bench luses in agitated glee, a bearer emendous tidings. "Hello," he pants. "Now, you Tracey Tanner," Hira its in sharply, "you run 'long a m't be a-botherin' round. Seei ce a body never can git a chance st with you children alius a-butt "Aw, shet up," says Tracey dlspa ^nately. "I only wantepd to tell y e news." Watty quavers, "What news, Tr y?" "Well," said the boy, "I'll tell yc atty, but I wouldn't 've told h ter what he said." "But what's the news, Tracey lere is suspense in the iteration. "Well, seein's it's you, Watty"? "You, Tracey Tanner, you run "lo id stop your jokin'!" interrupts ? m with authority. " 'Tain't no joke; it's news I'm te rHAT DOOD IB A-WOKKIN' FOK BAM OI HAM." i* you. Sa-a.v, what d'ye think. Wj "Yes, Tracey, yes? What is it, bo> "That?Xoo?York?dood," dra> rac-ey, "is a-workin' for Sam C!i im!" A dramatic pause ensues. I rise a nd my coat. "Tracey Tanner," shrills Hiram, ' iu a-tellin' the truth?" "Kiss my hand and cross my hoi nd vow honest Injun I seen him lere just now in the store, Wat ndin' the sod.v fountain." "Waal," says Hiram, rising, "I do ?lieve a word of it, but if it's true i-tter be goin' round to see, Wat ause it ain't a-goin' to last long, on't stay after he finds out Sam ai ?t no money to pay his wages with CHAPTER VII. There's no questioning the fact tl vo weeks of Radville had driven Di in to desperation. On the morning le fifteenth day he wakened in >om at Miss Carpenter's and lay foi me abed staring vacantly at the gai y papered ceiling, not through la ess remaining on nis naca, i irough sheer inertia. "Why," he reflected aloud, "it d< ot seem reasonable, but I'm actua >oking forward to the delirious dis ation of church next Sunday! "Me? "If Kellogg could only see me no must have done something to desei lis in my misspent life. "Wonder if nothing ever happ< ere. I'd give a whole lot, if I 1 , for a good rousing fire on Mi :reet?the Bigelow House for choic "And it's got me to the point rooling to myself, like those fellc ou read about who get lost in i esTt. JW "Como! Get out of this! And, my a boy, remember, to 'count that day lost * whose low descending sun sees nothing accomplished, nothing done." 5 "Probably misquoted, at that." * Suddenly he rose and dressed. He was late at the breakfast and cs 1 silent and reserved throughout that a( f rc r meal. Poor Miss Carpenter thought ^ him dissatisfied and hung round his ^ t ^ \ ^ Ki $s y j ? es HIS HEAD WAS BOWED. eir chair, purring with a solicitude that is almost maddened him. As soon as pos- c' ;c- sible he made his escape from the m house. sr me The walk he indulged in that mornied ing took him in a wide circle?south ^ ed on the road to the Gap, then east- to ey ward, crossing the railroad and the ist river, north through a smiling agricultural region, east to the Flats. He tp, was trudging up Main street toward Center shortly after 11. 81 Recognition of Leonard & Call's familiar shop front fired him with a * spirit of adventure and enterprise. He He stopped short, thoughtfully rubbing his C n- small mustache the wrong way, his kr i I vision glued to the embarrassingly can- m ?d. did window displays. us im "It'd be an awful thing for me to do. ey "Think of yourself, man, jumping hs n't counters in and out among all those? y- those things like a lunatic monkey per- to i's. forming on a Monday morning's >o, clothesline!" v* he He thought deeply and sighed. "It ut ain't moral. a "But it's one of the rules; it must be y- done. Harry said a ribbon clerk was he a social equal. lis "Come, now! No more shenanigan! Brace up! Be a man! en he "A man? That's the whole trouble. , il8 I am a man. I've got no business in ,, ll P- a place like that." ot. He turned and moved away slowly. p lis But the idea had him by the heels. 1 ( nt. He struggled against a growing reso- r he lution to return. Then enlightenment of came to him suddenly. He paused again, grappling with this amazing revelation of self. tn im "Great Scott! Harrv was right, darn , is nd him! He said this place would recon- ' ns struct me' from the inside out, and vice to versa, and, by jinks, it has! I actual- m in* ly want to work! "Can you beat that?me?" . he s- He swung back to Leonard & Call's, ? I r ou mentally reviewing his instructions. "Let's see. I was to wait at least a ^ a- month to let the shopkeepers get accustomed to the sight of me. H-m-ni. >u, Harry certainly has a cute way of exim pressing his thought. But it can't be ^ helped. I can't wait. If I do I'll throw ?" up the job. ^ "I'm to walk in and say politely: 'I'm looking for employment. If at ^ * ng any time you should have an opening li- here that you can offer me I shall en- >0 deavor to give satisfaction. Good day.' 11- "But be careful not to press it. Just say it and get right out." _ With the air of a man who knows ^ his own mind he pulled open the wire screen door and strode in. Two minutes later he emerged, ge breathing hard, but with the glitter of . determination in his eye. se "I wouldn't 've believed I could get away with it. Here goes for the next promising opening." or He headed for Sothern & Lee's drug store. ;; "Wonder what that fellow would (o 1 have said if I'd had the nerve to wait ^ and listen." ^ In the drug store he experienced less re difficulty in making his speech and exit. He flattered himself that he accomplished both gracefully, even impressively. And indeed you may believe he left a gaping audience behind him. So likewise at Godfrey's notion and stationery shop. "Now, ihis afternoon," he mused, ia- "I'll wind up the job. By night every one in town will know I want work." it- It was 2 o'clock or thereabouts, I gathered, when, shaping his course to ?" ward Radville's commercial center, vis Duncan hesitated on the corner of a- Beech street, cocking an incredulous eye up at the weather worn sign which nd has for years adorned the side of Tut- i hill's grocery?a hand indicating fix- I 'be edly: . f THIS WAY TO , art GRAHAM'S DRUG STORE. I up "Two druggists in Radville!" he | mused. "Is it possible? Then it's I Harry's mistake if the scheme fails. 1 n 1 He said this was a one horse country we town, but I'm blest if it isn't a thriv- fi ing metropolis! Two! Here. I'm go- ij ing to have a look." n 1 He turned up Beech and presently discovered the object of his quest, a two story building of "frame," guiltless of the ardent caress of a paint brush since time out of mind. On the iat ground iloor the windows were made in- up of many small square panes, sevof eral of which had been rudely mended, his Through them the interior glimmered r a darkly. In the foreground stood a id- broken bottle, shaped like a mortuary 7.i- urn and half full of pink liquid. Be?ut side it reposed a broken packing box in which bleary camphor balls nestled aes between torn sheets of faded blue pa- , illy per. Of these a silent companion in si- misery stood on the far side of the gi window, a towering pagoda-like cage d< of wire in which (trapped, doubtless, fe w! by means of some mysterious bait y< rve known only to alchemists) three worn but brutal looking sponges were appar?ns ently slumbering in exhaustion. Back w lad of these a dusty plaster cast of a male "I ain figure lightly draped seemed to rep- 01 e. resent the survival of the fittest over of some strange and deadly patent medi- w iws cine. The recessed door bore an in- d< the scription in gold letters, tarnished and id half obliterated: AM GRAHAM v RUGS & CHEM C LS SCRIPTIOX CAREF LY C PO DED "Looks like the very place for one of y acknowledged abilities," said Dunin. He turned the knob and entered, Ivancing to the middle of the dingy torn. A slight grating noise behind him rought Duncan round with a start, t a workbench near the window sat white haired man garbed baggily in i old crash coat and trousers. His ead was bowed over something nmrtosl In a if! oo at which he was aiii|/VU <11 U. ? iWW, Hv ,T nkering busily with a file. He did at look up, but as his caller moved iquired amiably, "Well?" "Good morning," stammered Dunin?"er?I should say afternoon." "So you should," Sam admitted, still iBslng with his work. "Anything you ant?" Duncan swallowed hard and master1 his confusion. "Would it be possie for me to speak to the proprietor a oment. "I should jedge it would. Go right ong," Sam filed vigorously. "Alight I ask?are you Mr. Graham?" "Yes, sir, that's me." The filing continued stridently. "I?I'm looking for employment," lid Duncan hastily. "If"? "Employment!" Graham dropped his tools with a atter and faced round. For a moent his eyes twinkled and a wintry nile lightened his fine old features. "Well, I declare!" he said, rising, fou must be the stranger the whole wn's been talking about." "If at any time," Duncan pursued istily, "you should have an opening ;re that you can offer me I shall en;avor to give satisfaction. Good day, r." And he made for the door. "Eh, just a minute," said Graham, ire you in a hurry?" Duncan paused, smiling nervously. )h, no?only I must't press it, you J -inkt T low?just say u arm bcl iigm.?? ean I don't want to take up your valible time, sir." Graham chuckled. "Guess the folks iven't been talking much to you tout me," he suggested. "You seem have a higher opinion of the value my time than anybody else in Radlle." "Yes, but?that is to say"? "But if you're really looking for a b I'd like to give you one first rate." Duncan started toward him in eathless haste. "You?you'd like to! )u don't mean it!" "Yes," Graham nodded, smiling with ijoyment of his little joke. It was irmless. He didn't for a moment beive that Duncan really needed emoyment, and, on the other hand, it ;kled him immensely to think that ly one should apply to him for work. "Well," said Duncan, staring, "you e the first man I ever met that felt at way about it." Sam's amusement dwindled. "The Duble is." he confessed?"the trouble my boy, my business is so small don't need any help. There isn't uch of anything to do here." "That's just the sort of place I'd :e," said Duncan impulsively. Then s laughed a little uneasily. "I mean n willing to take any position, no atter how insignificant. I mean it, inestly." "This might suit you, then"? "I wish you'd let me try it, sir." "But you don't understand. oraim was serious enough now. There isn't any joke in what ho had to say. 'o tell you the truth, I can't afford When your pay was due I'm afraid shouldn't have any money to give iU." Duncan dismissed this paltry conJeration with a princely gesture, "I m't mind that part," he Insisted. "Mr. aham, if you'll teach me the drug isiness I'll work for you for nothing." He said it earnestly, for he meant It st a bit more seriously than he himlf realized at the moment, and I'm ad to think it was because Sam's rene and gentle, guileless nature had >pealed to the young man. "Between you and me," he hurried i, "it's this way?I've been here for iro weeks with nothing to do but look a book, and it's got'me crazy enough i want to work." As for Sam, as soon as he recovered i shook ids head in thoughtful depcation. "Well, I swan!" he said. "I 'WELL, I DECLAKE!" HE SAID. HIStNO. jess you must find it pretty slow jwn here. But," brightening, "if you el that way about it I'd better take ju over to Sothern & Lee's. They'd j glad to get you at the price." "And in a week they'd think they ere overpaying me," Duncan argued. sTo; I've been there. Why not try me l here?" "Well, I'm just a little bit afraid you ouldn't learn much, my boy. I don't ) business enough to give you a good lea of it." Duncan brushed this impatiently aside. "How much business are j doing here now?" "Some days"? Graham reckonec on his fingers?"I take In a dollar two and some days nothing. Thei my sody fountain," he said, witl jerk of a thumb toward it?"got t fixed up a little while ago, and bringing in a little?not much. 1 see, I need more sirups. I've only vanilly now." "Soda water!" Duncan jumped the idea. "Hold on! All the girls roi here drink soda, don't they?" "Oh, yes." said Graham abstractei i I (To be Continued.) Miscellaneous Mailinc FAMOUS MULES OF HISTOR\ Automobile Can Never Equal the I ploits of the Sagacious Animal. General James Grant Wilson v naturally begins his stories abi army mules In the current Indepei ent with a few reflections on the latlon of the mule to civilization But. however wise it may be In g< eral for a writer to impress the reai with the broad significance of subject at the outset, such a device unnecessary when the subject is i mule. Even if the mule were in wise related to the affair of natio his simple but interesting personal would be sufficient to sustain an tide. For this reason we proceed at 01 to the stories of some of the indiv ual army mules that have made nan for themselves. And first there v Mexlque. Jin fact Mexique. an ancient gi mule, was practically enjoying t freedom of the post at Mt. Verr barracks, near Mobile, Ala. He v too old and stiff to do anything bu bit of light work from time to tlr But because there was around h the glamour of a tradition that he v left there when General Jackso army encamped in the vicinity 1819 he was honored above his f lows. And because of that sa glamour, when an order to sell unserviceable animals came, the o cers wrote to the war department a; ing inai mexiijuo ut? Kepi anu sioned. General Sherman indor; the request. There Is on file In the war depa ment an order dated October 1883, and signed by Robert T. L Kyfri |^V_ Handsome New House of W coin, secretary, which shows tl Mexique's claims were not overlook I even though republics are sometin ungrateful. It reads: "Let this m be well kept and cared for at \ public expense as long as he live Old Whitey, of the Twelfth Ar corps, was another famous ar mule, according to General Wils There was a tradition that ( Whitey was in the ammunition tr, at the battle of Buena Vista and I storming of Monterey, like Mexiq But, whether he proved his coun on those stricken fields or not, th was no question about his having 1 true fighting spirit. His chief pleasure in life was slip his noose and wander about I camp seeking a mule that v worthy of his heel. The disturbai he caused frequently made the a diers think the enemy was makinf midnight attack on the camp. I one night he nearly met his match There was a big. seventeen-ha dun mule, belonging General Sickle corps called Dynamite. This m was a double-back-action kick with cylinder attachment and noi less motion. One night Whitey i loose and got into Sickles's camp a ran up against the big dun mule. I a few minutes the big dun fell didn't seem to be "in it," but, as tl say in the prize ring, "he was ga as a pebble,' got his second wind a toed the scratch. Now the two mu stand on their hind legs and paw a bite and scream, and now again quick as lightning they wheel a stand on their front legs and k with 2.000-volt power, while a gooi portion of the army stands ab< cheering them on and betting on I result. Suddenly the dun mule p sents his broadside to Old Whit when, quicker than thought, the i warrior lands his two feet just 01 the region of the dun mule's hea The dun mule drops, gasps once twice and is dead. The name of the next mule tl General Wilson celebrates is lost, I his exploit lives. A good many yei ago, during an Indian campaign the west, an officer conceived the ii of mounting a rapid-firing gun on big mule. The thing was done a everything promised well until c day on the march the lanyard i tangled with the mule's hind foot The mule kicked and there was rapid discharge. Surprised, ho beg to turn round and round to les where the noise was coming irom. the same time he kept kicking disentangle his hind leg. The eff was remarkable. The spectacle presented by a frier ly and well-disposed mule revolvl on a fixed center, discharging a rap tiring gnin in all directions with ev< movement of his hind leg. arous conflicting emotions in the detat ment. among which warlike onthu asm could not bo included. T command could have encountei with firmness an attack by the i men in the open field, but a revo ing mule, saddled with a rapid-flri gun, scattered death and wounds w every kick from his left hind fo was too much, even for well-season American soldiers. After the seen revolution a disorganized battall of rank and file alike began shouti from behind trees and rocks and ( of the fastness Into which they h all fled, "Stop that mule! Stop tl mule!" There is another army mule whi name is lost to fame, but whose i k-ou fortunate experience no doubt serves as a warning to refractory army mules . .. to this day. This particular mule was _ foolish enough to pit his obstinacy or against the resourcefulness of Quarterre's master Grant?afterward General? t a during the Mexican war. He was backed up against a large "at rock and his head was held firmly by b( it's several men. The harness was then bi fou thrown on him. Up came his heels .. and struck resoundingly against the * rock, while an expression of doubt n' came over the Intelligent animal's di at face. A few more kicks and he quit ^ ]r.j kicking. He served his country usefully, if not heroically, throughout the cr whole campaign. m ily. The automobile may some day even at supplant the army mule. But it can pe never equal or dim the exploits of the ?? sagacious animal which General Wil- 111 son so ably presents and interprets.? fe Chicago News. to "( QUAINT BIBLE ERRORS. Sc r. be How the Sacred Text Has Suffered 1X" at the Hands of Printers. yc Besides the "Breeches Bible," there va ery are other issues renowned for curious ro out misprints. There is the "Place- he id- Makers' Bible," so called from at re- "Blessed are the place-makers" to (Matthew v. 9). This extraordinary 0f sn- misprint occurred in the second edlder tion of the Geneva Bible, published to his at Geneva in folio in 1561-62. The ei< ! is mistake was corrected and never oc- m the curred again. al no Again, there is the "Vinegar Bible," eli ns. containing "The Parable of Vinegar," nl lity instead of "The Parable of the Vine- at ar- yard," which appears in the chapter he heading to St. Luke xx, in an Oxford th ice edition of the authorized version m id- which was published in 1717. The sa nes book was published in imperial folio, fo i'as and is said to be the most sumptuous Ml of all the Oxford Bibles. The print- hi! ray ing Is very beautiful and some of the pii .he copies were printed on vellum, but "C ion unfortunately the proofs were carets lessly read and the book referred to t a was called "a basketful of printers' in ne. errors," a .circumstance that now th im causes it to be prized as a curiosity, be i-as "The Wicked Bible" is the queer w< n's name that has been given to an edl- tit in tion of the authorized Bible, printed so el- in London Dy KODeri parser anu mar- se me tin Lucas in 1631. In this the negative th all was left out of the Seventh Comand- th ffl- ment, and William Kilburne, writing ge sk- In 1659, says that, owing to the zeal ar ;n- of Dr. Ussher, the printers were fined m ?ed ?2,000 sterling. Sc In Laud's published works there is pi rt- a copy of the king's letter directing ne 30, that the printers be fined ?3,000, but co in- another authority asserts that the real th Sm J Nr 1 A '' s jfi ysj MOUNT VERNON CHURCH, orship Dedicated at Hickory Grove, by 1 iat fine was one of ?1,500, infilcted by the er ed, archbishop, "to be expended on a ni, les font of Greek type." Only four m ule copies of this scarce Bible are now ar the known, as the edition was destroyed vd s." and all the copies called in as soon as di' my the mistake was discovered. There my exists a German Bible containing the he on. same mistake. re Did Another of the curious Bibles is the " ?i ? * ?niwi? A/vM_ SV am " persecuting rrimer s muic, tun- -the talning the phrase, "Printers have ue. persecuted me without cause" ae ige (Psalms cxlx, 161), The substituere tion of the word "printers" for la the "princes" is responsible for the giving of this name to the Bible. a to All we know of this edition is Wi the stated by Stevens in his catalogue of ras the Caxton Exhibition of Bibles. This 1,1 ice authority tells us that these words 10I- were put into a Bible printed before *'l, ? a 1702. on Jut There is also the "Ears to Ear" Bi- ? ble, in which occurs the expression md "Whoso hath ears to ear, let him ;s's hear" (Matthew xii, 43). The adap- 11 ule tat ion to cockney usage is found in an . ;er, octavo Bible published by the Oxford se- Press in 1810. got Among the curious Bibles that may md be mentioned the "Standing Fishes" ^or Bible, containing the phrase "And it ? ow shall come to pass that the Ashes ley shall stand upon it," &c. (Ezekiel , me xlvil, 10). The word "Ashes" is used ? ind for "fishers" in a quarto Bible print- , lies ed by the king's printer in London in t ind 1806 and reprinted in a quarto edias tion of 1813. as well as in an octavo ' ,nd edition of 1823.?Harper's Weeklv. ick In Big Things of the World. the a recent number of "Harper's Weekly" gives an interesting list of to' old' some of the highest, largest, longest, rer or costliest things of the world. The irt- tallest monument is the Washington or obelisk. 555 feet high. The highest *r t chimney, measuring 4 74 feet, Is In ^ jut Glasgow. The largest aqueduct m use irs is the Croton of New York, which is all thirty-eight miles long, but the long- utl , est ever built is In Peru, 360 miles in 1 d su nd length. The deepest coal mine is near ine Lambert, Belgium, 3,500 feet deep; ;ot the biggest dock is at Cardiff. Wales, C|? and the strongest electric light is at an i a Sydney lighthouse, Australia, while njj ;an the largest lighthouse is at Cape Henirn ry. Virginia, being 165 feet high. At The greatest bank is the Bank of Eng- tb, to land, in London: the oldest college is ect University college, Oxford, founded In 1050; the largest library, the Xa- on id- tional, in Paris, containing nearly 3,- |as ng 000,000 volumes. The largest bronze id- statue is that of Peter the Great, in >ry St. Petersburg, weighing 1,100 tons, led The biggest stone statue is in Japan, sa| ;h- 4 4 feet high; the largest college is in si- Cairo, with over 10,000 students and "he 310 teachers. Damascus has the ed honor of being the oldest city. The eil most costly book in the world is a br lv- Hebrew Bible, owned by the German ng government, which a few years ago thi ith refused the Pope's offer of $125,000 for on ot, it- The most costly medicine a few ie(i years ago was metallc gallium, which ha nd sold for $150,000 a pound; but radium al< Ion is now the priceless gem of the min- gir ng eral world, selling for more than that les >ut price an ounce. Though orchids freiad quently bring prices that make the int lat poor man stagger, the highest price for a single llower was given for a jse tulip in Amsterdam by an enthusi- wl in- ast, who paid $250,000 for it. MR. HIGHTOWER TRAPPED. ellow Who Excelled In His Special* Got Left. Mr. Hightower prided himself upo s sleeplessness. Other folks migh mst of position, wealth or powei it Mr. Hightower cared for none c ie.se things. He had his sleeples ghts and gloried in the melanehol stinction which they cast upon hinr r. Hightower was, indeed, a melan loly bachelor, with saddest eyes an outh, although he was undenlabl out and had a most impeccable ap tite. Every morning he was th st at the breakfast table. As eac llow-boarder appeared Mr. High wer looked up, sighed and said 5ood morning. Did you sleep well? onetimes the boarders Inwardly re died, but Mr. Hightower's eye wa tea upon mem wun sucn a muie an rrhwful insistence that they answer I: "Pretty well, thank you. Di iu?" To which Mr. Hightower In iriably made a helpless motlor lied his eyes and replied: "Oh, id a wretched night"?and Immedi ely fell into all the details of hi ssings in the sad and silent watche the night. Very jealous of his prerogatives o, was Mr. Hightower. If some on ?e had heard the clock strike 2 and 5 r. Hightower had counted the hour 1 the way from 11 to 5. If some on se had heard a dog bark at mid ght, Mr. Hightower had heard it als 2.15 and at 3.30. If some one els id heard a drunken man go pas e house at 2 o'clock In the morning r. Hightower had not only heard th me, but he had also heard the polic Mowing him as well. Yes, such wa r. Hightower, who looked up fron s cantaloupe one morning, smile* tlfully at the two girls and said ?ood morning. Did you sleep well? Let us therefore glance at the tw rls and see what the picture tells every boarding house worthy o e name the two girls will alway found, Sometimes they are offlc >rkers or school teachers, some nes they are studying music or art metimes they are travelers who ar elng the city, but they are alway ere, and there are always two c em. They room together, walk to ther, giggle together, laugh togethe id hatch innocent little plots an achinations to while away the tim< imetimes the cook lets them mak neapple ice which is served at din >r, and sometimes they entertain th impany with an account of a vlsl ey made that day to a fortune tell V A^TT*^ .AT^)VAJHJ V ?\>y> s*v%^^^3P,^t 1^^/ sjr . " V\fi/ :he Methodists Last Sunday. 's house?a story introduced wit any a reminiscent giggle and muc utual nudging of the elbows. Yei d such were the two girls who look back at Mr. Hightower. No. w dn't sleep at all well. Did you?" Whereupon Mr. Hightower made lpless motion, rolled his eyes an plied: "Oh, I had a wretched night! The tall girl wagged her head i mpathy and the stout girl batte r eyes as though she could hardl ep them open. "Did you hear that dog?" asked th II girl "I couldn't very well help it. Fror quarter to 3 until half past four h is barking every minute." "Somebody shot at him once," sai' o short girl. "The trouble is that they never hi m, though. As far as I can see i ly makes the dog bark worse." "Didn't the shot frighten you, Mr ghtower?" asked the tall girl. "No. No. In fact, I rather though broke the monotony of the night.' "And did you hear the newsboys ii e street between 12 and 1 shoutinj t something about an extra?" asket e short girl. "I was in two minds whether or no go oul and get a paper, but I waj raid I might wake some one." "And that awful cat!" cried the tal rl. Mr. Hlghtower laid his spoon dowi order to make an appropriate ges re. "Wasn't that cat awful!" hi claimed, and he picked up his spool ain. "Perhaps she knew the thunder wa the air," said the short girl. "Did you hear it thunder, Mr. High wer?" asked the other. "Oh. indeed, yes," said Mr. High "U'kot ,11,1 , ViAar It 9' "About 5 o'clock this morning." "Oh, it had been thundering mori an two hours then." "And how it lightened!" "Didn't it!" agreed Mr. Hightower ince I thought the church on th< rner was struck. It was very close le thunder and the lightning weri nost simultaneous for over ten min PS." "Awful!" agreed the two girls. The: ddenly looked at each other ant eir expressions might have beet understruck, too. "Why, Mary!" ex timed the tall girl, "what on eartl p we talking about? It wasn't las ?ht when all this happened?it wai a night before!" "I thought you were speaking o: e night before," sighed Mr. High iver. "But. Mr. Hightower, weren't yot the Fall River boat the night befort it?" "Er. ye-e-s." "And you heard a dog bark?" "The captain's dog. I presume,' d Mr. Hightower. blinking hard. "And you heard a cat?" "The captain's cat. I dare say." "And somebody shot at the dog?" Mr. Hightower looked hard at hii pakfast. "And the lightning was so close yot ought it had struck the little churcl tho corner here?" Mr. Hightower continued to lool rd at his breakfast. They wer< >ne in the dining room. The tw< Is arose and closed in on the sleep is man: "Mr. Hightower," whispered on? o his right ear. "Huh?" "We won't tell if you'll be good,' lispered the other into his left ear. "No?" "No! But you slept pretty well last night, didn't you?" "Purr-rlt-ty well." y "Never woke once, did you?" cooed the other. "I think I did?once." "But you went right off to sleep it again?" r, "I say, girls." "Yes, Mr. Hlghtower?" "Wouldn't you like to go to Coney ,s some night this week?" y "Oh, wouldn't that be lovely!" ex, claimed the tall girl. "May wanted to go to the roof garden?but?" "Well, we can take them all in. d can't we?" asked Mr. Hlghtower, y looking from one to the other. And the next night, as they swung down the steps, Coney-bound, Mr. e Hightower walked cozily along bell tween the two girls, and the two girls . walked cozily along by the side of Mr. . Hightower, smiling ever and anon at i> the fortunate gentlemen with a charming smile of ownership that seemed " to say, "Oh, what we know about * you: ?New YorK evening sun. d _ d HOW TO WEIGH THE EARTH. l. I With Cane, Silver Wire, Leaden Globee, I- Pencil and Paper It le Easy. 8 At the College of the City of New s York the other day a professor told how he had picked up Old Mother Earth, dumped her on the scales and . weighed her. As a matter of fact, "weighing" is a misleading word to 8 apply to such a scientific achievement, because the earth doesn't weigh " anything In the sense in which you would say that your weight is 140 t pounds or whatever it may be. , Your weight is the force with which " the earth pulls you toward it, and, of course, the earth couldn't be said to pull itself toward itself. What is really meant is what all the rock and ^ earth and water in the globe would . weigh if they could be brought out to the surface and measured. 0 For Instance, we know the size of , this planet, so we know how many f gallons of water could go into the a space it occupies. Well, all the gal_ Ions would weigh Just about 1,000,z 000,000.000,000,000,000 tons. One bil. lion billions of tons! Now, the earth g isn't made of water only, but of rocks s and metals and sand and a thousand lf other things. How many times heavier would it be when these are allowed ,r for. To use the scientific word, what d is the density of the earth? > Some scientists have tried to find g out by going very high up into the _ mountains, where bodies don't weigh e the same as on the surface. Weight It being the force that pulls you to the l_ earth, some of the weight is due to the part of the earth close to you and ~ some parts further away. By measuring on the top of the mountain and at the bottom the scientists could see how much of the total was due to the portion of the planet close at hand? 1. e., the mountain. Then by elaborate calculation they figured how many times bigger the rest of the globe must be, and surveyors and geologists told them how much the mountain itself weighed. Still another scheme is to hang a plumb-bob up on one side of a mountain. The mountain will pull the plumfc-bob a little out of the perpendicular?a little toward itself. This was the method in the Schlchallion experiment. It was found that Schlchallion, which is a mountain in Scotland, pulled the plumb-bob 12 seconds out of plumb?12 seconds and 1-300 part of a degree, and you need something better than the naked eye to see a deflection of even one degree. From this the scientist deduced that if the earth was 14-5 as dense all through the mountain it would weigh 1 4-5x2 1-2?4 1-2 times as much as water. As a matter of fact, the enormous pressure inside the earth makes it much denser in the middle. When correction was made for this the figure 4 1-2 was raised to 5 1-3, giving five thousand three hundred billion billion tons, 5,300,000,000,000,000,000,000. All the methods agree fairly well. They all place the weight of the material of which the earth is composed at between Ave and six times the weight of water. Closer than that the scientists do not agree, and you can take your pick, a trifle of a couple of hundred billion tons will never be missed. The best way of making such a measurement was invented in 1795 by a celebrated English savant, Henry Cavendish, and doesn't need a mountain or a mine or any similar trifle that the average man doesn't carry around with him as a rule. In fact the apparatus can fit into an ordinary room, though the rooms of an ordinary New York flat couldn't hold ~ very much else if the Cavendish aph oaratus were crowded into any of h them. )( Cavendish's method was an indirect I one. The force that draws a body e to the earth?its weight?is a manifestation of the power known as gravia tation. We know how to measure a this power, and everybody is familiar with its manifestations. n Everybody, on the earth or off, atj tracts every other body. The amount y of the attraction depends only on the mass of the two bodies that attract e each other and the distance between them. a If you could# take two baseballs a away from the earth, away from every planet, put them out in space millions j of miles from any other body, and then leave them, inches or feet or t miles apart, they would proceed to t move toward each other. The only reason why they wouldn't do so on . the surface of the earth is because the earth is so much bigger than eitht er of them that they would rush to ward the earth?would fall, in other ! words?before they had a chance to g move toward each other, j Cavendish eliminated the earth as a disturbing factor by making his t two bodies attract each other in a 8 horizontal direction. Tne eartn s attraction Is, of course, vertical. He 1 took a long thin stick, very light and six feet in length, and suspended It i horizontally by a silver wire fastened - to Its middle. To each end of the rod e he attached little balls or knobs of i lead. The bodies that were to attract s these two knobs were two big balls of lead. He arranged his apparatus so - that at a given signal he could bring the large balls close up to the knobs - at the end of the stick, one on one ' side of the knob, one on the other side of the knob at the other end. s He found that when he did this each knob drew toward the big lead ball near It, swinging the wooden rod . round on its wire support. With e delicate instruments he measured . how much the rod and the wire e twisted out of place. Thus he could - tell what was the force of attraction ?the force of gravitation?pulling r the knobs toward the lead balls. He i knpw hmv much the earth would at ! tract his little knobs?that is, he knew . their weight; he knew how much max terial there was in the large lead t balls used, the ratio of the quantity 3 of material in the earth to the quantity in the big balls of lead followed f from the simple laws established by . Isaac Newton. All the apparatus used is thus comparatively simple? i for a scientific experiment at any rate. > A silk or fiber thread can replace the silver wire used by Cavendish, the knobs and balls need not be of lead; they can be of any material, but the ' heavier the better, only they must not both be of magnetic material?iron, for instance?otherwise the effects of magnetism would overshadow those of gravity. What you have to do Is s to measure the force that attracts the knobs to the heavy balls, and the dlsi tance between the knobs and the i balls, then apply the simple formula of Newton's laws of gravitation, c The apparatus is not extremely ac; curate: you will not be able to trust ) results too far; but when it Is con sidered that the closest guess of today does not pretend to be within a ; hundred billion billion tons, and that scientific observers differ by a thousand billion billion, there is some mar' gin to go on. Anywhere between 5,000.000,000 and 6,000.000,000 tons.? New York World.