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NEGRO PEACHERS AND WOMEN
ASE WORKING FOR HIM.
The Colored Females Cut All Male
Friends who Won't Support the Gen
eral-A Democratic Victory Expected
All the Same.
RICHMOND, October 21.-The two
parties in Virginia are now thoroughly
organized, though Mahone still has his
forces better drilled. He has in the
past month succeeded in frightening
his opponents from their position of
absolute confidence, and that their or
ganization is now so much better is due
to his own confident predictions of vic
tory. From now until the day of elec
tion the Democratic organization will
continue to improve. Mahone has been
forced to alter his orginal scheme. He
went into the campaign with the pur
pose of forcing the tariff issue, but that
issue would not be forced. The people
were dosed with it during the Presi
dential campaign and would take no
more. The Democrats have studiously
declinid to discuss tariff, and have
busied themselves with what they term
Mahoneism. The kicking Republicans
have furnished much harmful ammuni
tion for use against their former leader.
Cameron, John S. Wise and James A.
Frazier are three men who were closest
to Mahone in his readjuster movement,
and'they were his lieutenants when that
party was slyly led into the Republican
party. These men are now more
anxious for his defeat than the Demo
When that move was begun -the old
line Republicans who had met Mahone
and conspired with him to effect a union
of Republicans and Readjusters were
Brady, John F. Lewis and the Yosts.
These nien are also bitterly against him.
Thus the men who were closest to him
then and were in his confidence are now
against him. - With the exception of
Mahone himself the brains and political
sagacity of the Mahone party are nov
on the anti Mahtbne side. But he has
made gains in one respect. He has the
negroes more thoroughly organized than
they ejve ever been in a State contest.
Ifthas heretofore not required any in
dement to make them vote the Repub
ean ticket in national elecn ions, but
thrjave not been so loyal in State cou
tus.- The interference of Messrs. Quay
Litrksou bas trad the effect of giv
tag the matter, in the eyes of the De
grtxs, all the importance of a natio..al
issue, especiaby as they are told of the
Prrsident's anxiety for the electiou et
;:,e Manione ticket. Therefoe v ne
grocs are working hard utder the leas
He has the negro preachers workiu
their flocks in his interest, and his
stronoest aids are the negro women. it
is the first instance of women partici
pating in elections in Virginia. These
females are ostracizing the members of
their race who she.w any signs of falter
ing, and they are working with religious
frenzy to see that every black vote is
cast. Mahone will therefore get the full
negro vote, and by this he expects to
mase up for the loss of the kicking Re
Being assured of this vote he bent his
energies on the Southwest, a region in
which the race issue does not so readily
arouse the people. Among the secrets
leBout by one of Mahone's lieutenants
was one to the effect that they had found
in tormer campaigns that there are
5,00.votes'in that section which are
titchasable. Mr John S. Wise is
quoted as having given Mr. Mahone a
pointer as a result of his campaign in
that region that the only way to capture
it was to send bird shot bags of 25 cent
pieces out there. To day one of Ma
ho'be's workg saidthqusinoMa
- 000 Mhn' efforts
from e fist nthis
-.delectable ground, and he got in
weeks' quiet work there before his op
-ponents guessed what he was about.
McKisney, the Democratic nominee,
inow stumping that region, in which he
only arrived a few days ago. He will
* remain there until election day, but it is
doanbted whether he can make the tour
in the time allotted. It is a wild moun
tainous section, in one County of which,
Dickinson, there is not a single road.
T n large areas of fivd Counties only horse
paths exist, and supplies are drawn
through these on narrow sleds. Un
doubtedly it is about this region that the
Democrats are most concerned.
When Mahone was nominated his op
p onents considered their walk over cr
tain. This opinion was so general that
-when the Democratic State Committee,
three weeks ago, began to investigate
Jthey were startled to find how little had
been done in the way of organization.
Even.now they are having trouble in
.kesping down this spirit of over confi
dence. White supremacy, to which
N -ahoneism is counted as antagonistic,
Shas been the cry of those who fight
-against the boss, and that, added to
daniaging secrets told by ex-Governor
-Cameron, has done much to rally the
~ Iwo recent acts of incendiarism have
ialso been powerful in bringing the
*whites-together. In the first instance
~.t.wenty houses were destroyed at Rocky
- Mount, the fire starting in the large
--warehouse there. The owners refused
to allow Mahone to hold a negro meet
ing there. Two nights afterwards it was
set on fire, and resulted in this confla
gration. Mahone had spoken bitterly
about its owners.
a~krge tobacco barn upon the plan
- tation of Mr.. Charles Bruce, in Halifax,
was burned. .. This gentleman is the
-father of Philip Bruce, author of the
w~rk, "The Plnntation Negro Free
man," a work which has roused the ire
of the blacks because of the representa
tion made therein. As is usually the
ease before elections, especially national
elections, some negroes here talked and
acted impr'udently, in some instances
u.- sing~insulting.language to ladies, and
those acts have tended to bring new re
c-tirs to the anti-Mahoue party in thc
raiey Tidewater and Piedmont divis
Aconservative view of the situation
indleates that the Democrats will eleet
their ticket by a good majority. Cleve
land only carried the State by 1,500 lasi
year, but Fitz Lee in the Giubernatorial
contest carried it by 16,000. Demo
cra.tic Chairman Barbour has had an
agent in the Southwest for ten days
past, and it is assumed that he has done
something 'while there. In the cittes
-the Democrats have perfect organiza
tion, and the white vote that went for
Harrison on the tariff will go against Ma
hone. It is safe to assume that no
amount of money can now give the
State to Mahone, though it may lessen
Another Colored Orator.
* C. C. Cook, the colored student just
elected prize orator of the senior class
Iof Cornell University, is known as one
of the brightest men in the institution.
He has hekd a high rank in hisselass
from his freshman year up, and, despite
his color, is one of the most popular
-students here. He is the son of John
F. Cook, the wealthy ex-collector of
taxes of the District of Columbia.
Young Cook is a light mulatto. He
chums with a wealthy white student
-'--rom Texas, and is received in society
on perfect equality without distinction
of class or complexion. The students
bave given him trie honor of prize ora
tor as a matter of merit, he being con
sidered the best speaker in his class.
nBalnomwre A mnerican.
THE 3EVISED CALCULATION.
New York Still the Democratic Key to the
Presidency-The Electoral College as Re
arranged by the Votes of the New
What may be regarded as sure Repub
lican States are Colorado, Illinois, Iowa,
Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Mich
igan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada,
New Hampshire, Ohio, Oregon, Penn
sylvania, Vermont and Wisconsin, ag
gregating an electoral vote of 170.
The reliable Democratic States are
Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida,
Georgia. Kentucky, I ouisiana, Mary
land, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey,
North Carolina, South Carolina, Ten
nessee, Texas and Virginia, aggregating
The doubtful States are California,
Connecticut, Indiana, New York, Rhode
Island and West Virginia, aggregating
If the ten Republican votes from the
new States be added, the sure Repub
hean strength becomes 180 votes. The
vote of Montana is so close and uncer
tain that it must be classed as a doubt
ful State. The electoral vote will then
stand thus : Reliable Republican
votes, 180; sure Democratic votes, 15',
and doubtful, 78.
Now, the Electoral Colleg3 at the last
Presidential election numbered 401 votes,
of wh.ch 201 were necessary to a choice.
In 1892, unless there should meanwhile
he a reapportionment, which is very im
:roba ble, it will be 414, with 208 heces
.ary for an election. Thus it will be
seen that the Republican candidate wiii
lack 28 votes for his election, while the
)cnocratic candidate will be 52 votes
short. The real contest, therefore, wi 1
be in the doubtful States.
If the Republican candidate should
carry New York he could lose all the
other doubtful State's and vet be elected,
tor thirty-six New York votes added to
180 sure Republican votes would inak.e
216, or eight more than are ueeded i;
election. Without New York, Republi
cans can win by carrying Indiana, fifteen
votes; California, eight votes, and West
Virginia. six votes, making twenty-nine
votes, which, added to 180, make 209; or
by carrying Califorria, Connecticut and
Indiana, with the sawe result; or, still
further, by ctrrying C.difornia, Rhode
Island. Montana and Indiana, making
in all 210 votes. Without New York,
Repubiicins can win with Indiana and
two or three other doubfuil States. But
they cannot lost- bath New York and
Indiana and then :=i,.
Regardin; te Democratic chances for
success, the outlool seem, at first dis
coura-ing, but further consideration is
The Democatie eandi-late starts ot
with 156 sure votes. If he sho'!l carry
in addi'tio New York, 36 votes; Indiana
13; Connecticut or West Virtiria, 6-in
all 213-he would be elected. Or if he
should carry New York, Indiana and
Rhode Is!,'nadnhse would bea suffieie-it.
Or, withour iadiana, if the Democrats
carry Nan York, West Virginia, Con
niectiedit and ItRhod,- Is:and; or New
York. Connecticut, California and Mon
taua, they will elect th next President
of the United States.
From this it is endent that New York
is absolutely n-ecessa , Den 'era.c
success, and th.: %n. out it u. D-umo
cranie control wliu e i ievitatue su:
hopeless defeat. But Democrats are
naturally saugume uf party success in
New York, and, when faetionai strife,
and disastrous feuds hav.- not prevailed.
their bopefulness seems ju'atied h their
past experience. Wit ,a Ne w York and
two or ttur.e ot the doaouu States this
success is sure.
We have tons ed~eavored to set forrh
clearly the condintons and chats ot
the great political game of 1892. One
inference seems ouvious. The ctioice 'f
Icandidates on both sides will be greatly
influenced by the fact that certaiu
doubtful States must he carried.
What candidates will be m~ost likeiy to
carry these State '. ''possible tuat
- ight tiame a Western
mati who co d carry New York, but un
der the circumstances as indicated
above, New York, rather than the West,
is likely to furnish the Democratic can
didate. Unless some great and unex
pected disaster befalls the Republbean
party, it can find both East and West
some candidate capable of carrying In
diana. The chances are at least even
that it can name a man who can capture
New York, and that will settle the ques
tion without Indiana. Nor in their case
is it of such prime importance, much
less necessity, in order to carry a doubt
fal State that the candidate should be a
resident of that State.- Washington
Hints to Southern Towns.
In the great advance the South is
making every town may share in pro
portion to its advantages, be they few
or many. A town is a compact aggrega
tion of inhabitants, simply because the
surrounding country madle such a nucleus
of population necss:iry. What is for
the good of the farmers around it is
good for its citizens also. The re
lations between the scattered laud
workers and the villages or
larger communities must neces
sarily be those of mutual interest. The
town prospers if the agricultural coun
try around it does, not otherwise. There
must needs be interdependence, not in
dependence. The thing, therefore, for
the citizens of every town to see to is
that all opportunities are utilized to
add to its industries, in order tnat a
market may be made for whatever sur
plus is raised upon the adjacent farms.
Lu other words, the more months
there are to feed in any place
the better it will be for the farmers, and
the more the latter get for their pro
ducts the greater the trading done hy
them in the town. The one thing need
futl for any village, town or city is con
cert of action. The old fable of the
bunch of sticks that could be broken
s ingly, but, that kept together, could
t.thbe fractured, has its counterpart in
t bis. Harmonious actth)n for th'e public
good will accomplish wonders. Conthect
ing opinions that prevenit united efforts
will injure all concerned. But the self
ishness that looks so closely after its
own as to render it indifferent to the
pur~lic interests will defeat itself. What
many Southern communities need is to
abandon provincialism and to become as
broad and liberal as thbe present age re
quires. That way lies that progress
which leads to prosperit.-Baltimnore
A Strange Will.
Henry Collum of White County, Ga.,
had a will drawn last week which will
doubtless lead to litigation if not
changed. He is the father of several
children, and the will debars them of
any right to his property, which amounts
to about $10,000, consisting of farming
lands and money. The entire estate is
made over to th'e blind, one-armed and
one-legged Confederate soldiers of Hall
and White Counties-made so by the late
war. No soldier of such disability i's
included unless lhe has voted the Demo
Cratic ticket ever since the party wvas re
instated since the war. Mr. Collum,
who is 77 years of age, has always been
considered a peculiar man, but upright
in his dealings with his fellow-man.
True Christian Spirit.
Any hypocritical, pharisaical fraud
can go to church, put on a long, sancti
monious face, go down on his knees and
howl out a long winded prayer, but it
requires some solidity of character and
genuine Christian spirit to go down into
one's pocket and shell out the hard
earned, cold, clammy dollars for the re
lief of a suffering fellow mortal.- Ver
The !ars of Corn.
(Fron the German.)
I ii- gered once, wrarped deep in thouzht,
'Mid fields all bathed in evening's quiet
R here ripe for the sick.e'sgleaming stroke
The golden ears of corn on tall stalk:
The balsam's snice, with flowers' scent,
Wind-wafttd, undulates on every hand;
Faint tolling brea hesa distant bell
It's evening benediction o'er the land.
And here and there the swaying corn
First nodding, graceful courtseys low,
while n w
To mo her earth it rocks and bends,
Then, stooping piously. its head it bows.
0 child of u an. I fain would know
If th u canst bear and learn the lesson
that the corn.
All laden rich in golden fruit,
Wi'h -till and silent voice to thee hast
Before the storm's approach they stand
All fearless. Not a trenbling look they
But. turning up towar-l heaven, the ears
First grow, then ripen and Lich fruit they
Before th' Lord of the Universe,
Who round them evermore His care do'h
Each sway:ng stalk within the field
in reverence to Him its head doth bend.
0 ,hild of min, before thy world's
lDark ways of error an.t its shadowy
Lift up, lift up thy head to heaven,
And, trusting, quickly turn thou to the
Then fear not thou the weather's might,
Nor trenmbling stand before the swinging
For watched and tended thou shalt surely
Ard fruitful be of good. like to the corn.
A MT SEVILLE WOLFF.
KING SOLOMON DEAD.
The Georgia Negro Messiah of Last Sum
mer Dies Under Suspicious Circum
SAVANNAH, October 19.-Liberty
County has a great sensation. King
Solomon's death is believed to have
been a murder, and A. B. Dean, deputy
Sheriff, is suspected. King Solomon
was the old crazy negro, Shadrach
Waltham, who succeeded one of the
Messiahs in the religious craze in Lib
erty last summer. All of the other
worshiptrs in the wilderness who were
arrested gave bond and were released
from jail. King Solomon could not get
bail. Last Sunday he was found dead
in the jail at Hiuesville The next day
an inque.st was held. The jury sat out
in the jail -yard. No evidence of im
portance was given at first. Two or
three witnesses testified that the King
was found dead. About the time the
jury was preparing to make ap a ver
ie ct, a negrs) prisoner looked out of a
jail window, and, speaking loudly, said:
"I know who killed the King. It was
Mr. Dea-:. He struck Solomon with
brass knacks on the head."
Tpe jury laughed, thinking the negro
was 'lying. But some one suggested
that taey should look at the dead man's
:)add When it wis examined a frac
ture was discovered. Waltham had
been hit back of his left ear. Two
prisoners, cne a murderer and the other
a burglac, were then brought out and
.-xamined. They swore tbat Dean struck
1, old ,)J gro breause the King was
realt'g his Bible too loud. That was
hardly b, ieved by the jurors, who re
garded it as too improbahle. A search
was made for Dean, but he had disap
p-ared. His son-in-law admitted that
the deputy sheriff slapped the old man
(on thne herid with his hand and with tbe
Bible, but detnied thbat the brass knuckles
The graud jury will investigate the
A Successful Man of Business.
Mr. Ferdinand Phmnizy, whose death
at his home in Athens, Ga., has been
anrounced, had a remarkably successful
business career. He commenced as a
station agent on the Georgia Railroad,
and he ran an eating house in connec
tion with it. He saved money and in a
few years embarked in the cotton busi
ness in Augusta, where he amassed a
large fortune. It was said of Mr.
Phinizy that everything he touched
tutned to money and he never made a
failure of anything be undertook.
Though deprecating any ostentatious
show of wealth and extravagant living
he was never niggardly or miserly. A t
his home he had every comfort and was
a princely host. M4r.' Phinizy did not
hold his fortune to await his deati
before dividing it among his children.
He gave to each one liberally as he came
of age and advised with him about his
business and how best to succeed. Start
ing each one off with a snug sum he
added to it from year to year, as the
demands of business required, and had
the pleasure of seeing his sons all pros
perous and successful business men. Ii
is probable that he distributed in this
way half a million of dollars among hi~
children. Despite this, Mr. Phiniz)
was one of the wealthiest men in Geor
gia and his fortune is estimated at con
siderably over a million dollars, his
Georgia Railroad stock being worth ovei
The Schoolboys Strike.
Who says that the boys are not imita
tive? The London strike of the doel
laborers, has evidently encouraged thet
schoolboys in different parts of England
to go on strike also. In London a band
of boys belonging to the board schools
turned out to the number of a hundired
and fifty and paraded through the
streets, shouting that they were or
strike, and calling on other school boys
to turn out and join them. The next
day seventy boys, also connected witb
the London board schools, got out of the
play grounds and, armed with sticks
and stones, marched in procession
through several streets, shouting oul
demands for "shorter hours," "ne
cane" and "no home work " They were
dispersed by the police. In Liverpoo
the general strike extended to somet
of the boys' schools. Several hundrer]
boys paraded :hroughr the streets to the
docks, announcing every where that thiey
were on strike and demanding shortei
hoqrs and tno home lessons. They wert
tempted to go to the docks by being told
that. there was lose sugar to be had
from cargoes that were being dischmarged
from the ships, but they did not lind
much of it within reach. There seema
to have been a manly frankness aboui
them, for when a policeman appearet
they stated their case to him antd were
toldl that he would not interfere so lona
as they behaved themselves. The epi
demic subsequently reached Swansea,
Wales,.where a hundred and fifty boys
went on strike. At two sechools the)
.broke the windows, but when one of the
masters appeared with a caine in hia
hand they ran away.
Chinese Life Insurance.
Unlike most countries, China holds
the suicide in honor, and by her laws
exends to him the most lenient consid
eration, hav'ing regard in all eases to thct
motive that prompted self-slaughter.
The motive is not unfrequrently revenge,
as the Chinese law requires the house
holder on whose premises the dead body
is found not ont.y to provide funeral ex
penses, but to compensate the relatives
of the deceased. As suicide is thus a
means of rescuing one's relatives from
poverty, it has been made in Chinaa
fine art. A curious development of it is
the practice of offerings one's self as a
substitute for a person under sentence
of death. This vicarious payment of
legal penalties is, of course, much appre
ciated by rich criminals who are enam
oed of life.
A PATHETIC SUICIDE.
Mrs. Kay Drowns Herself at Belton--The
Deed Deliberately Planned.
BEi.TON, S. C., October 18.-Our town
was much excited this morning over the
mysterious disappearance of Mrs. Hattie
Kay. The fact was not known till after
daylight, when a general search was de
cided upon. It is thought she left her
residence about 3 o'clock, and during
the still hours of early morning secretly
directed her steps to the spot, a half
mile distant, where, it seems, she had
previously planned to commit suicide.
Her friends were shocked by the first in
tellge ace, but unwilling to believe any
thing like the actual facts, were blindly
casting about for a proper place of
search, hoping against hope, when the
information was received that the body
had been discovered and recovered by
Sergeant M. E. Greer and Cadet T. R.
Allgood, who bad made a voluntary
search at G. W. McGee's fish pond. Al
most simultaneously with the news of
her discovery was the finding of a note.
written on the 15th instant, which
clearly shows that Mrs. Kay had ma
turely considered the matter. The note
was as follows:
"October 15th, 1889.
Dear Children: I am gone. I have
more on my mind than I can stand.
Oh ! what will become of you all ? God
bless you, my precious, darling children.
Lemmie, you go to Uncle Reed and
make a man of yourself. Bessie, I don't
know what you will do unless you go to
Louis. And poor little Minnie, what
will she do? God bless her. I want
some one to take her that will take care
of her and treat her right." Not
Mrs. Kay was an estimable lady and
leaves many friends to mourn her un
timely deatb. The cause of this despe
,-ate step is thought to be an overtaxed
brain in the struggle to support her
family and educate the three childrn
mentioned in her note. She has several
other children. All are married. Some
are residents in Birmingham, Ala.,
others in Texas. Reed and Louis, men
tioned in the above note, are her broth
ers, Messrs. Louis and Reed Campbell.
Several years ago she ,was a citizen of
DON'T BUY THESE.
Some Things a Woman Had Better Get
In this world of frills and frivols there
are some things that had better he left
unbought, and here are a few: Either
green or red gloves; do not permit your
self to be tempted by lny smooth
tongued salesman into believing anybody
wears them-thoy don't.
Bustles; they were always bad form,
and now they are recognized as not only
being out of the line of beauty, but in
exremely bad style.
Very short skirts for the house; they
are awkward, and belittle you from a
mental as well as a physical standpoint.
Keep a pretty tea gown with a bit of a
Yellow storm coats; choose instead
very dark' blue ones.
Umbrellas with handles that look as if
the silver of the family had been put
into the pot and boiled down for this
purpose; they are worse than green
postage stamps as far as giving the
looker-on a cachet as to your good taste.
Colored letter paper; it died in the
same year with hoopskirts.
Rhinestone jewelry; it snould never be
worn in the daytime, and people wilt
think von are trying to pass it off for
diamonds if you try to wear it at night.
Ear-rings; a beautiful ear looks better
without them, and an tugly one should
not have attention drawn to it by them.
--New York Sun.
MIXED-UP X A EW.TAGES.
How Miller's Four Girl Children Are
Henry Miller, a shoemaker who died
recently in this city, had a remarkable
matrimonial career. His first wife died
in giving birth to a girl baby. lie
afterwards married his wife's sister, who
also died in the course of a year, just
after having born to her a girl~ baby.
Miller was an industrious fellow, and
his father-in-law, a close-fisted dairy
man, brought about a marriage between
Miller and a third daughter. In three
years a girl baby was born and the third
wife and sister died. The ther-in-law
had died a year before, and the mother,
who was a treble mnother-in-law to
Miller, and he mourned the loss of their
dead together. A mutual liking struck
up, the result being that mother-in-law
and son-in-law Miller became husband
Their marriage was a happy one for
almost three years Then Mrs. Miller
No. 4 gave birth to a girl baby, dying
within less than ten days. After the
little one was born Miller lived but two
months. His four daughters, born under
such peculiar circumstances, are still
-living. The first three are not onily
stepsisters, but are cousins. The
fourth, the daughter of the mother-in
law, is not only a cousin and stepsister,
but likewise an aunt, while the gran~d
mother was stepmpother to her own
grandchildren. --Cincinnati Enguirer.
One of Washington's best known char
acters is a native of Virginia, who for
merly held a high judicial position in
that State, and a dozen or more years
ago was one of our. consular representai
tives abroad, says the Boston Traveler-.
Of late years the Judge lms made Wash
ington his hoine, and is a familiar figure
in the hotel lobbies, and more partica
arly the barrooms of - the capital. IHe
was never known to be intoxicated
and never known to refuse a drink. As
a free lhmeh expert he has no equal in
this section of~ the country. Several
evenings ago he entered a well known
down town resort with a friend and sag~
aested that the free lunch would be
vastly improved by the addition of fried
oysters. The proprietor promised to have
the defect remedied, and th6~ Judge
called to see how he succeeded. During
his absence the proprietor of the saloon
took a small section of an old rubber
door mat and cut it into two-inch pieces.
These were nicely covered with hndian
meal andl fried. When the Judge re
turnedl he was offred the bogus oysters,
steaming hot. - The Judge lost no time
mn putting one of them in his mouth.
He chewed and chewed until his eye
balls rested on his cheekbones. Taking
the rubber out of his mouth he threw it
on the floor, and it bounced almost as
high as his head. A moment' later lie
wanted to fight the universe, but was
cooled off by being thrown into the
street. The Judge is just as willing to
drink with stranges as of yore, buit lie
says that hereafter he will pick his com
pany wheni he dines.
More Indictments Against Major Burke.
NEW ORLE~Ns, October 23.--The
grand jury to-day resumed the State
bond investigation and returned three
more indictments, two of them being
against ex-Treasurer E. A. Burke for
forgery in uttering as true forged bonds
of the State. The forgery is understood
to consist in having numbered the con -
stitutional bonds that were negotiated
by Mr. Maurice Hart for Burke; they
were pledged to various banks of the
city, and when their fraudulent charac
ter was discovered they were returned
to Mr. Hart and he refunded the money
le had borrowed upon them. Conse
quently, Mr. Hart is seventy thousand
rinllars out of pocet.
A REALISTIC COLLOQUY,
"Oh, where are you going, my sweet littlemald?
Oh, where are you going?" said he.
"I'm going to that land where people are staid
And do not ask questions," said she.
"I would like to go with you, my sweet little
I would like to go with you," said he.
"I am sure I don't need you, I am not afraid;
I can go all alone," said she.
"There are dangers ahead, my sweet little
I would like to protect you," said he.
"I am fearless and strong, and am not dis
"I need not your help," said she.
"You are burdened with care, my sweet little
"Let me carry a portion," said he.
"My cares they are trivial, and soon cney will
I thank you most kindly," said she.
"My burdens are grievious, my sweet little
My burdens are grievious," said he.
"I'm sure I can carry the half," she said,
"Fully half I can carry," said she.
"I'm unhappy and lonely, my sweet little maid.
Unhappy and lonely," said he.
"I can cheer you. and comfort, and willingly
All these I can do." said she.
"And will you consent, my sweet little maid?
And will you, oh, will you?" said he.
"I certainly will, and shall be repaid,
If 'twill make you more happy." said she.
* * * * * * * *
"You carry your sorrows and cares, little
So lightly, so lightly," said he,
"You may bear all of mine, they're the bane o'
I'll relieve you most gladly," said she.
-Mrs. J. S. Lowe in Frank Leslie's Newspaper.
Sister Dinah's Dog.
On the Back Bay of Biloxi lived Sister Di
nah Brown. She lived alone with her dog,
tnd mutual love and admiration grew be
tween the two. One day Sister Dinah left her
pup to simmer on the fire while she walked
:o Biloxi to make some purchases. She re
;urned a little late, and to her dismay found
,he soup meat had been "lifted clar out de
ot," as she announced in thrilling tones to
ier neighbor just over the road.
"Cum see; jes' luk in dat soup pot, de laws
mussy! Whar dat er meat? What you
;ink, Sis Green, dat meat clean gone! An'
'-hat I wants to know right now," she cried,
rxceling around defiantly, "is who done bin
ok dat meats"
"Wha' dat you say, Sis Dinah? De moat
tin inde soup pot!" said Sister Green,rubbing
ier hands together. "Clar to grasus, dat is
:urus; for dey ain't bin nobody roun' hereas
seed 'ceptin' 'twas dat er dorg, and I jes'
>'lieve, shor's you borned to die, honey, dat
at ar dorg jes' crep in here and tuk dat
neat; dat's what my min' telisme, Sis Dinah."
"Well, ef dat dorg was dat smart, dat he
um in here and lif ofren dat lid and tek out
tat meat and den kiver up dat pot agin, and
len walk off and shet dat door-ef datdorg,"
said Sis Brown, her bosom swelling with emo
tion, "ef dat dorg ken do all dat I woulden
aken no toussend dollars for him, dat I
roulden, bress de Lord."--Richmond Dis.
Thought He Would Wait.
A well known Scotch bishop never married.
While he held a curtain see he was of course a
;ubject of considerableinterest to the celibate
ladies of the neighborhood. One day he re
:eived a visit from one of them who had
reached the age of desperation. Her manner
ras solemn, yet somewhat embarrassed; it
was evident from the first that there was
something very particular upon her mind.
Lhe good bishop spoke with his usual kind
ess, and encouraged her to be communica
tive. By and by he drew from her that she
had a very strange dream, or, rather, as she
thought, a revelation from heaven. On fur
ther questioning she confessed that it had
been intimated to her that she was to be
muited in marriage to the bishop. One may
imagine what a start this gave to the quiet
cholar, who bad long before married his
ooks and never thought of any other bride.
He recovered, however, and, addressing her
rery gently, said that doubtless these intima
ions were not to be despised. As yet, how
ver, the designs of heaven were but imper
fectly explained, as they had been revealed
o only one of the parties. He would wait to
ee if any similar communication should be
ade to himself, and when it happened he
would be sure to let her know-Boston Trav
Was Certainly Very Frank.
Geneva Lake, set in the bosom of fertile
Wisconsin, is responsible for more exaggera
ions than the author of Munchansen or the
iographer of a modern politician. But some
en go to Geneva lake, fish and return home
without elaborating upon their catches.
Such a man is J. E. Wells, the contractor.
He couldn't possibly exaggerate if he tried
for half an hour. "Tell you a fish storyr'
aid he. "Well, I've been to Geneva lake.
Gret out your pencil and paper. That's good.
Ive been fishing at Geneva lake. Record
hat fact I had as good a boat as fsherman
eer used. My bamboo pole would have
leased the fancy of the most expert angler
n America. My reel cost me $9. I had
verything in the artificial bait line. I went
ut daily, early and late. I stuck to my
usiness. I held my pole tight in my hand
and I angled skillfully." Here there was a
engthy pause, during which the contractor
it a fragrant Havana, which he sucked
"Well, and then"
"'There's nothing more to tell. It might
ave been different if there'd been a fish
"So you caught"
"Absolutely nothing."-Chicago Herald.
The Effect of Bunning.
Running naakes a person warm because of
he inhalation of an increased amount of air,
:ausing the blood to pasmore rapidly through
he lungs. The rapid inhalation of air in
olves the introduction of a greater quantity
f air into the body, which renders the com
ustion of the blood more rapid, and the
lood itself more heated. The quantity of air
reathed while running at the rate of six
iles an hour is six times that breathed while
alking at the rate of one mile an hour. The
uperfluous heat arising from tho exertion of
unning is disposed of through the skin by
mane of increased perspiration.-New York
"Doesn't it embarrass you to be kissed by
our husband before a car load of people?"
"Embarrass nme " replied the lady, who
was starting off on a journey, as she seated
erself in a seat and looked at the questioner.
Did John kiss me when he said good-by? I
eclare I didn't notice it. Is my hat on
traight, Laurai"-San Francisco Post.
A Coniet of Superstitions.
The Gardiner (Me.) News has made the dis
overy that there are just thirteen houses on
apitol island, and that the man who build
he thirteenth was drowned before living in
t a year. This was the man who had a
orseshoe over his door, too, but The News
ays he got it upside down. What a choice
it of news for the superstitiousi
An Interesting Family.
In the Western part of Nor th Caro
ia, about seven miles West of Hot
prings, there lives a family by the
tame of Brooks. It is a very mnterest
ng one, and many a visitor to the quiet
ittle town of Hot Springs has had his
uriosity so aroused by stories of this
~amily that he has hired a team and
riven seven miles to the Brooks resi
ence. This consists of a little low log
~abin ini an unsettled distriet, and is oc
upied by father, mother and twenty
~xceptionally handsome children. Every
me1 is a blonde, with yellow golden hair
nd peachy complexion, and all as iguo
~at. wild and untutored as they arec
cautiful. In addition to the above
amily propel-, the two oldest girls are
arried, and one is a widow with two
bildren and the other has three children
nd a husband. Both these little fami
is are living with the old folks at home,
aking in all a family of twenty-eight,
hen none arc missing. The home or
g cabin consists of but one room, and
at is a very small one. The family
eeps in berths, arranged like those on
Nothing so completely rob? confisement of the
ain and suffering attending it as the previous
s of The Mother's Friend. Said by all drug
STORED IN A SAFE P'LACE.
SAFE DEPOSIT V.AULTS AND THE
THINGS PLACED IN THEM.
Old Love Letters Tied with Bits of Blue
Ribbon - Coin and Stamp Collectors
Among the Patrons-Queer Freaks of
Odd Characters-Details of the System.
The Safe Deposit company is a feature of
metropolitan life that has not even a partial
counterpart in small communities. It had
its origin in the popular demand for absolute
security such as even the stiffest and most
conservative banks cannot always offer.
Drawing patronage from every class of in
dividuals, its income is guaranteed by every
line of industry, and the solid institutions of
the country are assured of dividends as long
as thrifty merchants, manufacturers, shop
keepers and artisans are found who cultivate
For safety they as nearly approximate
what their names indicate as anything mun
dane can. The public has not been slow to
The drawers, vaults and storge rooms in
the safe deposit vaults are utilized for every
conceivable purpose. For an annual consid
eration, which may be as low as $5 or as
high as $50, one becomes the absolute pro
Vietor of a place in which to put away valu
ab:es, where moth and rust does not corrupt
and where thieves do not break through and
ALL BINDS OF PERSO:NS.
The character of people who flit in and out
of the vaults where treasures that would
awaken the envy of a Montezuma are hid, is
as varied as can be conceived, and the nature
of their business is as divergent as their cir
cumstances are different and their ideas of
The business man, to whom running ac
counts and a check book area convenience, is
the greatest patron of banks; not so with the
safe deposit customer. He may be, and often
is, the proud possessor of a bank account, but
not necessarily. Indeed, there are doubtless
those who rent apartments in the safe deposit
vaults, who, so far from being able to draw
money from banks at will, often have to
hustle to raise the $5 annual rent.
Coin collectors rent the boxes; stamp
cranks are among the customers, and if the
interior of every drawer could be exposed to
view to-morrow many a package of faded
letters, held together with blue ribbons tied
in little love nots, would undoubtedly mutely
testify to romances too tender to trust from
under lock and key. How many of them
are read, reread, folded up again with a sigh
and again pushed in their gloomy recesses,
not forgotten by their owner as he crowds
you into the busy streets and sees the busy
world hustle by in hansom cabs and cable
cars? Ah! who can say: how many?
Dames of high degree and young ladies
with liberal allowances who have had their
bread buttered for them all their lives, hire
the boxes and their incomings and outgoings
give the place an air of refinement that is in
As the safe deposit grows older and its ad
vantages become more manifest another class
of customers may be expected to materialize
and they will be a bore to the business.
Hangers on to the fag end of commerce will
doubtless, in time, hire boxes for the sole
reason of gaining a quasi standing in the
vaults that they may be seen there by the
well to do business world. The man whose
capital is his mother wit and his place of
business the club, will not be slow to catch on
to the fact that $5 paid for a safe deposit is
an excellent outlay, and he will so invest.
provided, of course, he can raise the flyer.
The system is simple enough, but the cau
tion excercised to protect customers so hedg
ed about that instead of, the danger of loss
being reduced to a minimum it is absolutely
The renter of a box is given a key to it and
another key to the same box is held by the
company. These are the only two made, end
if they are lost the services of a locksmith
must be called in and the lock broken.
The doors to the vaults are massive iron
concerns which are secured by time locks, and
even the officers of the company cannot oh
tain admission outside of hours. Suppose,
however, that they could, and, by a stretch
of the imagination, beyond the horizon of the
possible, suppose an insido combination were
formed to rob the depositors, it could not be
done, for the reason that not an officer of the
company knows which boxes contain valua
bles and which do not. A drawer that rentm
for $5 a year has a capacity to hold $30,00
in government bonds of the denomination of
$1,000 each; one that rents for $150 a year
might contain papers of no value whatever
except to the owner.
The depositor cannot enter the outside door
except by means of a password and identifi
cation. The name is of no use to the com
pany and they try to forget it as soon as a
man has rented his box, as they do not care te
know whose valuables are consigned to their
Many of the drawers that had not been let
were taken out and shown the reporter and
their system of double locks explained, and
then tlie utility of two keys first presented
Cut off from the vault where the smaller
drawers are, one above the other, sunk intc
the walls of solid rock, and running along
the corridor nearly the entire length of the
building, are the coupon rooms, little secluded
nooks, not unlike the stalls In an oyster
saloon, where the delightful pastime of "clip
ping" can be indulged in safely and without
The reportorial mind received here and it
up stair vaults an impression of the solidity
and security of the place, but it was not till
the underground vaults and storage rooms
were visited that its impregnability was
fully realized. Here stock of valuables, box
ed, wrapped and in trunks were to be seen.
and the thorough ventilation to prevent mold
or mildew was not the least interesting
It is impossible for any one to learn what a
particular depositor may have In his box,
but nevertheless the safe deposit is not a bad
place to go to study human nature, for there,
as elsewhere, eccentricities of character will
come to the surface.-St. Louis Republic.
Relief for Cold in the Head.
In acute coryza, cold in the head, some re
lief can usually be obtained from certain
fiely powdered drugs used as snuffs. In or
der to do good without doing harm they
must be very mild and unirritating in their
action. A pow4pr composed of equal parts
of powdered starch, boric acid, and the tinc
ture of benzoin has been suggested by Vigier.
"The mixture should be triturated for a mo
ment, then dried with a gentle heat, and put
into a box, without pushing the powdering
process too far." It may be used quite freely
and quite often.-Boston Herald.
His Dire Threat.
Briefiess Barrister (mockingly)-False one!
You refuse my hand and heart after all these
weeks of woomng?
Fair Maid (cnimly)-I do.
B. B.-Then hear me now by the shades of
Coke and Blackstone. I'll have you arrested
for contempt of courtl-Pittsburg Bulletin.
The South Bound Road.
All reports concerning~ the building of
this important line are decidedly encour
aging, "and from what we can gather in
a round-about way, we believe it will
not be very long before work on it will
be commenced. The interested parties
in Savannah are wide-awake, sagacious
business men, and have their eyes turned
on everything that pertains to. the ad
vantage of the enterprise. A conflagra
tion that recently occurred in their city
leaves some vacant lots, which, if se
cured, will be an excellent terminal spot,
and from the manner in which they are
working, it is more than likely that
these will be secured for the company.
She is coming and her friends are jubi
lant over what is promised-the cntir'e
section through which she will pass
from Savanuahi to our State Capital.
The Virginia Confederate Soldiers' Home
RICHMOND, Va., October 23.-At a
meeting of the board of visitors of the
Confederate Soldiers' Home to-day the
resignation of Governor Lee as presi
dlent was tendered and accepted. The
Governor resigns on account of the ap
proaching expiration of his term of of
fice, when he contemplates removing
rrom the city. Gen. John R. Cooke was
Ictr1 his successor.
Three St. Louis physicians have given a
paper on tuberculosis.
The disease known as tuberculosis, they
say, and when affecting the lungs as pulmo
nary tuberculosis (consumption), is very com
mon in the human being and in certain of the
domestic animals, especially cattle. About
one-fourth of all deaths occurring in the hu
man being during adult life are caused ty it.
and nearly one-half of the entire population
at some time in life acquire it. The disease
is the same in nature in animals and in man
and has the same cause. It has been proved
beyond a doubt that a living germ, called the
tubercle bacillus, is the cause and the only
cause of tuberculosis. It does not seem nec
essary to state the facts upon which this as
sertion is based, for the observation first
made by Robert Koch in 1882 has been con
firmed so often and so completely that it now
constitutes one of the most absolutely demon
strated facts in medicine. Tuberculosis ma)
affect any.organ of the body, but most fre
quently first Involves the lungs. When the
living germs find their way into the body they
multiply there, if favorable conditions foz
their growth exist, and produce small new
growths or nodules (tubercles), which tend tc
soften. The discharges from these softened
tubereles, containing the living germs, art
thrown off from the body. In pulmonary
tuberculosis these discharges constitute, i.
part, the expectoration. The germs thu:
thrown off do not grow outside the living
human or animal body, except under arti
ficial conditions, although they may retail
their vitality and virulence for long period:
of time, even when thoroughly dried. At
tuberculosis can only result from the acdio
of these germs, it follows from wha:
has just been said that when the diseas
is acquired it must result from reeivini
into the body the living germs tha
have como from some other human being of
animal affected with the disease. It has beei
abundantly established that the disease ma}
be transmitted by meat cr milk from the
tubercular animal. The milk glands in milei
cows often become affected with the diseas,
when their lungs are involved, and the mill
from such animals may contain the livin.
germs and be capable of producing the disease
Among stall fed dairy cows 20 per cent. or &
per cent. are sometimes found to be affected
with the disease. Tubercular animals art
also frequently killed for food, their flesh
sometimes containing the germs, and if not
thoroughly cooked is capable of transmitting
the disease. Boiling the milk or thoroughly
cooking the meat destroys the germs.
Muskrats and Pond Lilies.
About fifteen years ago I became quite en
thusiastic in regard to introducing pond lilies
into my grounds. Having a piece of low
land where the water remained nearly up tc
the surface all summer, and near a creek
from which more water could be obtained ii
needed, I took out 200 loads of muck as a
beginning, using it for composting with
barnyard manure. A near neighbor having
caught the "muck fever," I allowed him tc
send his teams and take out 1,000 loads; this,
with my own excavations, gave me a very
nice pond two to three feet deep, fifty feet
wide and nearly 200 long. I first planted
nelumbium luteum, which was a great suc
cess, and the third year hundreds of plants
bloomed, much to my own gratification and
my neighbors' who visited my lily pond.
Other varieties and species were introduced,
and I began to feel pretty sure that I had at
last struck one family of plants that needed
no coddling, but could take care of them
selves, requiring no fertilizer, hoeing, weed
ing, staking nor dusting with poisonous com
pounds for destroying their insect enemies.
But enemies came, and worked so slyly and
silently that they were not even suspected of
being around until the glory of my lily pond
had disappeared, then it was discovered that
muskrats were feasting on the tubers of the
nelumbium, but did not trouble those of the
common water lily (nymphosa odorata). The
latter remains in great numbers and my pond
is well stocked with it, but of other specie
not one plant remains Being thankful fot
small favors, I shall love and cllng to the
-little water nymph so long as she clings tc
Undersold the Owner.
"Your reference to the bantering style ot
doing business calls up many funny reminis
cences," said an old merchant. "I must tell
you of one occurrence that took place in a
neighboring country store. The proprietoi
was noted for being particularly affable ad
obliging to his customers, and he had a cleai
headed and smart young man for clerk. Oni
day one of the best customers of the concern
called to buy a dress pattern. The pri'ce wa>
seventy-five cents, and after a long talk the
clerk closed the bargain at seventy cens
While the clerk was selecting trimmings.
etc., in another part of the store the genial
proprietor came along, rubbing his hands.
inquired after tL-e family of the customer.
praised her taste in selecting that particular
piece of goods, and as a special favor to a
good customer let her have it for sixty-eight
cents per yard. The clerk returned and the
lady told of the reduction the proprietor had
made. The clerk was furious, but not in'the
.least disconcerted. He saw that if the cus
tomers thought that he was selling highex
than others in the store they would avoid him
and his discharge would follow. So he says
"'1 just looked at the bill and can sell you
that piece at sixty-five cents a yard.'
"When the deal was completed the pro
prietor was as angry as the clerk.
"'Do you know that I made the price
sixty-eight cents? said the proprietor.
"'Yes,' said the clerk, 'but I want you to
understand that no man can undersell me in
"He kept his job."-Utica Observer.
Oddities of the Feet.
Are your feet matesi isastrangequery, but
every shoemaker will tell you it is a most
reasonable one. Many people buy their shoes
already made, and- find it exceedingly dis
agreeable to "break them in." A new shoe,
unless too tight or too loose, should never be
painful to wear. Unless you have a last of
your own, or your feet are the same size, you
will always have trouble until the ready made
shoe is worn to the foot. This follows be
cause one of your feet is paller than the
other, and while one of a pair of shoes fits,
the other does not. While few may know it,
only about 8 per cent. have feet of the samne
size. Generally the left foot is larger than
the right, though of course it is not uncom
mon to see the latter the larger. Why this is
would be hard to say, hut if you have a last
look at it the next time you go to your shoe
mak.er.-Interview in St. Louis Globe-Demo
The Engine of Cilization.
Sub-Editor-The owner of the paper was
in here today.
Editor-in-Chief-Indeed! Did he ask who
wrote that stirring editorial on "The Prob
lem of the Hour?"
S. E.-No. He didn't mention the editorial
E. I. C-Chxi Wanted to compliment uson
our improved new service, I suppose!
S. E.-He said nothing about that.
E. I. 0.-He didn't? What in the world did
S. E.-He asked how many "Want" ad
vertisements we had.-New York Weekly. .
Another Family Scandal.
A San Francisco dispatch states that a
family scandal was exposed there Mon
day last in Judge Hoge's court, when
United States Senator Stewart of Ne
vada was cited to show why he should
not be punished for contempt for failing
to allow his son-in-law, A. W. Fox, to
see his three children. Fox and his wife
have been divorced several years and
the children have been cared for by the
Stewarts. Fox filed a sensational affi
davit in which lhe makes various charges
against Mr. and Mrs. Stewart. Mrs.
Stewart testified that Fox was a worth
less character with whom her daughter
fell in love when she was only seven
teen. Tlo preven~t the scaudal of an
elopemenit hier parents consented to the
marriage. The Senator repeatedly se
cured good employment for Fox, but he1
never kept any. N-> effort has been
made to keep the children from Fox, but
ie failed to supply money for their sup
Mrs. Glenn, in the lower part of this
County, gave birth to triplets. All are
doing well. Together they weighedt
nineteen and a half pounds, and their
father weighs only about 11 0.-Spar- e
Brigandage in Macedoni.
The causes and characser of Macedonfa
brigandage are complicated by a possible
political element; but it is no easy matter to
learn the true state of the question. Turk
and philo-Turks assert positively that it is .
supported by secret societies in Bulgaria and
Greece, with the view of discrediting the
Ottoman government in tho eyes of the pow
ers; but in spite of the preponderance of
Greeks in the brigand bands one is loath to be
lieve In the complicity of the Greek nation,
even through a secret society. In any case
the authoritiesare absolgtelyinnocent of such
foul play, and do what they can in the ab
sence of an extradition treaty. It would be
welly nevertheless, to be more careful. and
not to allow notorious ruffians to harbor in
Thessaly, as was asserted to be the case not
long ago, for no diplomatic jealousies ought
to give security to a blood staizn'ed monster
like the infamous Nicko, who was said to have
lived for some time at Larissa.
The taking of Col. Synge was the least al
this brute's misdeeds, the atrocious character
of which shocked even his own villainous pro.
fession. Here is one which can be absolutely
certified. Some years ago he took two little
children, for whom he demanded four and
three handred liras respectively. The larger
sum was paid, and, like a strict man of busi
ness, he gave up the child; in the second cast
he had to do with poor parents, to whom the
sum demanded was an impossibility. Fifty
liras were sent up, and sent back again. The
wretched parents sold all they had, raised a
subscription, and got together another -un
dred. Nicko sent this back as before, with
the brief message that if he was not satisfied
in three days the child would not be living.
He kept his word; the parents received the
body in four quarters, and Nicko told his
own horrified ruffians that business was busi
ness in this as in everything else.-3Macmil
An Anxious Moment.
A number of boys of just about the age
when boys feel the most mischievous got a
piece of gas pipe, filled it with sand, plugged
it at the ends, leaving room for a piece of .
string to hang out. After this was done the
gas pipe presented a very formidable appear
ance, and that night the boys placed it at the
door of a resident in their neighborhood. Al
in the house had gone to bed, and it was left
undisturbed till morning. The lord of the
house was the first to discover it, and after
he recovered from the shock it caused him he
began t) cautiously examine it. After awhile
he went back in the yard, first warning his
wife aid diughter not to go near the
"bomb,' as he called it.
turned carrying the cloth e, on one end
of which he had made apnoose. He ad
vanced toward the cause of all the tr,.ublh
and carefully slipped the noose over it and
drew it taut.
Then telling his wife and daughter to ge
down to the corner, he retreated to the bach
yard, and climbing over the fence he shut his
eyes and gave the rope a sudden jerk. This was
all the young scapegraces, who were watch,
ing him from a distance, were able to stand
and when the poor man, who had suffered as
awful strain on his nerves, pulled himself u;
till his nose rested on the top of the fence
that he might see the result of his desperate
effort, an explosion of laughter far louder
than he had expected from the bomb greeted
him, and-there isn't a boy in the neighbor
hood who will go by that house now.-Buf
A Cat That Goes Swimming.
A very ordinary looking and mild roan
nered cat is one of the inhabitants of Garry
Benson's swimming bath. She is the mother
of a promising family of three, and to the
superficial observer appears no more, no les
than a well behaved, sweet tempered, mother,
ly old tabby. But, as a matter of fact, thi
cat is rather an anomaly among cats
Whether she was sborn that way or whether
Gerry's own amphibious disposition is infer
tious is not stated. However she may have
come by the peculiarity, this cat is an exceed
ingly good swimmer, and appears rather t
like the water. She sits on the end of the
"crib" at the bath for hours watching the
little minnows which swim or are swept by
the current in through the latticed sides.
When at length a fish does come withia
range of her paws she reaches out like a-finrsh,
and .with one swift sweep of her forepaw she
lands him on the platform, where she devours
her prey her leisure. Or, if the fish remains
just out of her reach, she will leap fairly into
the water, seize the prize with her teeth and
swim to the side again, where she scrambles
up and sake herself after the fashion of
A Predatory Dog Outwitted.
The other day a spaniel that had a
habit of staling poultry was seen ap
ig the house at a moderate trot with a
rooster in his mouth. The fovl seemed to
defunct, andso thaspaniele'idently thou
for beingsomewhat wearied by his ex
and the weather being warm, he laid d
hs prey for amoment inorfer to rest. But
the rooster was alive and in full possession of
all his faculties, for no sooner did he feel
himslf released from the jaws of the fell
beast that had captured him than he flute
tred his wings and struggled up among ias
branches of a convenient tree. The dog was
so astounded at this miracle, as it must have
seemned to him, that he lost his presence of
mind for a second or two, and in that inter.
val his booty escaped. This tale is perfectly
true (and I remember a very similar occur
rence years ago), although I must confess It
sounds a good deal like the beginning of one
of.Asop's Fables.-Boston Post.
The Oldest Ntewspaper in the World.
Newspaper men and city socials will be sur
prised to learn it is a historical fact that the
Chinese were the first newspaper publishers.
The Journal of Pekin, established in A. D.
911, is published in three editions. The first,
alled The King Paonr (Journal of the Inhah
itants), printed on yellow paper,is the official
organ of the Chinese empire; the second edi
tion, Chaina Paou (Commarcial Journal), also
printed on yellow paper, publishes commer
cial news; the third issue, The Pitan Paou
(Provincial Journal), which appars printed
on red paper, contains extracts from the two
first named editions. It is forwarded per post
to its country subscribers.-Newsman.
"That was an awful boiler explosionin Cin
innati," she observed to her husband as she
laid the paper aside.
"They say the cause was low water in the
"But ho'w did it get so low?"
"Why, I suppose there was a drought -
"Oh, I see. Why, of course that was the
reason. Dear me, but- L anna. ther'lt har
rain pretty soon."-Detroit Free Press.
Mr. Drygoods-I desire to obtain your per
mission to mryyour daughter. Parent
Which one? "Which one? I really haven't
made up my mind. Which one would you
recommend? You know them better than I
How the Czar Was Protected in Barlin.
The recent visit of the Czar to Berlin
aused !arge sums of money to be use
essly expended at the Old Schloss and
and the pala~e at Potsd-tm for securing
the isolation of the Russian monarch if
be should stay at either. No precaution'
seemed to satisfy the Russian officials.
lhe Russian embassy wats fortified. Six
Russian artisans especially attached to
:he Czar's retinue examined the
alls, flooring and furniture of the em
assy and inserted grating barring at
he tops and bottoms of the chimneys.
entries were also stationed upon the
-oof, apparently to prevent explosives
eing thirown down the flues. The Ber
in secret police assisted the Russian de
ectives as far as the frontier. In ac
~ordance with the Czar's desire, the
~ailway bridges at Neustadt, Dirschau
tnd Marienburg, and all the streets of
)antzic were guarded by troops. Until
he moment the Czar left Dantzic even
he officials were not allowed to know.
ihther he would board the imperial
aht Derjava or make the journey by'
ailroad. When the train started na
he Dirschau line for the frontier orders
ere telegraphed to put .50,000 Rus
ian +t.oop. in motion to protect tha