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A SURGICAL FEAT. REMARKABLE OPERATION PERFORM ED ON J. HARDING OF CINCINNATI. Hl* Cheat IVu Oprneil and Ilia Lutlg* Were Exposed-- Bony RllkHtanra of Kiln Removed —The Her Covering the Lujiga Wan Cleared of l*ua Patient Still I.lvea. If a decade ago the most eminent- sur geons should have been told that a man’s chest could be opened, tho bony substance of the ribs removed, an in cision made into the pleura or sac cov ering the lungs and theso exposed to view like the works of a watch, they would have ridi.-t ••• il the statement as too preposterous to bo entertained for a minute. And yet this was successfully accomplished at the City hospital in Cincinnati recently. Tho patient still lives and bids fair to make a splendid recovery. On Dec. 13 Joseph F. Harding, a pa lter carrier, whose homo is at tho south east corner of Bay miller and Everett streets, in Cincinnati, was admitted to the institution sulfering from acute pleurisy. After several days in the ward the conclusion was reached by the at tending physician that the fluid in the sac had turned to pus, distending the sac until the prostinmn was being forced against the ribs. To save tho man’s life and check the inroads of supervening empyema—a termination of pleuritis generally fatal—only one remedy re mained, the knife. Cognizuntof this ultimatum, Harding consented to the ordeal, and a few after noons ago he was placed on the operat ing table, and, after being properly an msthotized, an incision was made on the, right side of the chest in the region covering tho sixth and seventh ribs. The knife plied a downward course of four inches and then across to the same extent at tho beginning and end of the vertical out, displacing an area of Hi inches. When this space was laid open, the knife dug deeper until the ribs were reached, and these were then treated to a process which denuded them of their bony substance and deprived them of the power of resistance. With great eantion (he sac, tilled with an accumulation of pus, was then entered and drained. When this was accomplished, tho right lung was found lying to one side of the sac, while the pleura, cleared of its pus, was like a collapsed balloon, it was during this part of the operation that tho lungs could be plainly sfcen rising and con tracting in tho living subject. But little time was allowed for the observance of this rare sight, and the operation pro gressed. Drainage and irrigation were continued, ami when tho physicians were satisfied that every particle of pus was removed the wound was stitched up, and then tho chest wall began to sink, that effect being anticipated apil in fact necessary to tho results looked for. The resistance of tho ribs being gone, the wall falls into and covers the cavity created by the distended pleura. In this way new bone is found in the ribs, and, healthy conditions having re turned, nature does tho rest. A drainage tube inserted in a small opening left in the wound concluded the final step in tne operation, and, being restored to consciousness, Harding showed no signs of suffering from shock. The result of the operation will be watched with great interest by tho medical profession. —Cincinnati Enquirer, HYPNOTISM ON A BABOON. John T. E'acf Hlly Torn In At tempting to Spellbind l*ongo. John T. Sullivan, tho leading conic diun in “A Bachelor’s Honeymoon," wenra several scars on lii.s face ns flic result of a recent attempt to subjugate a vicious baboon. Sullivan is very fond of all animals, especially monkeys, owns two or three specimens of tho simian tribe and claims to possess tho power of hypnotism over tho monkey family generally. He learn ed that at tho Chicago zoo, whore there was a baboon, I’ongo by name, that hail u record for ferocity, and Sullivan straightway asked permission to try his hypnotic powers on it. A few mornings ago Sullivan present ed himself before Bongo's cage and be gan to crook his fingers and make eyes at the brute. Bongo stood the test with out winking an eye. Tho actor turned a moment, when Bongo made a vicious slap at his face, tearing a large piece of skin off Sullivan’s forehead and a hand ful of hair. The comedian stepped hack, but was caught twice again before lie was out of reach, and several large pieces of court plaster were necessary to put Mr. Sullivan's face in shape for acting.—New York Journal. Cocalm* Victiiud Organize. A cocaine club lias been formed by negroes in Paducah, Ky., who meet at "coke parties” to enjoy the drug. Tho negroes meet in a room tenanted by one of the members and sniff cocaine di luted with water up their nostrils. A few nights ago a large “coke party” was held by the club, which has officers and laws. The following invitation was sent, to a number of prospective members: "You are cordially invited to attend a coke party given by the Colored Cocaine club at its hall on Dec. 28 at 8 p. in.” There was a large attendance. Annie Ramsey, a negress who is known us the "Qneen of the Cocaine Fiends,” sniffed the drug up her nostrils until her nose has swollen and split open. Bhe is the ruling spirit of these gather ings. She is going blind from the use of tile stuff, but still takes enough of it into her system daily to kill six no it unused to the drug.—Chicago Inter Ocean. A *••• r* Patriotic women can now come to the defense of tin ir country m an < lucrgt n cy by declining firmly to wear sealskin coats and capes at all. It remains to In seen if feminine patriotism is equal to an terrible and prolonged a strain.— Baltimore American DURATION OF HUMAN LIFT., A Man 1 Mv* to Ro O i liuudred and Tv. <t. iy-fjvr Year* Old. In the average statistics of hum'm 1 IT-_ ■it lias been found that wnim it live lon ger than men. The r< nson for that ap pears to be simple. Up to the age of 20 to 25 the man is undoubtedly younger and less develop ed Ilian the wmiiun, hut in the next 20 or 30 years of his life the mini ages nincli more rapidly, because apart from the strain and hardship of a profession, the exposure to unhealthful climates, the disappointments of fortune, lie of ten leads a life of dissipation and ex cess which early puts its stamp upon liis forehead and turns his hair gray be fore its time. The woman, on the other hand, who has often more.than her share of anxieties, ims, apart from the many accidents of life, but one serious and inevitable danger, that of tho per petuation ef her race, which, sub ly passed, renovates rulher Ilian ages and increases a woman’s chance of longev ity. From the few facts that 1 have Ven tured to put together we may deduce, f think, the following conclusions, which, I trust, may he found of some interest by those who desire to have a general view of the expectation of life, its real duration and the possible causes of its length and brevity. First.—That, according to the best authorities of the last century, the ex treme limit of life might he 125 years under extraordinary and almost abnor mal cirouin: tain os. Second.—That tho anticipation of life is roughly live tin. s the time that the organs of the body—.not counting the bruin, which develops later—require to attain their full and absolute maturity. This, of course, varies not only in races, but in individuals, some developing early and some much later, even in tho same climate and in tho same family. Third.—That rarely, if over, is that full duration nohievt and, owing to dis ease, food, heredity, had habits, wear and tear and many other causes which shorten lifo. Fourth.—Tho slower the development the longer may be the duration of life. Fifth.—That all human beings are not born with tho capacity for long lifo even under the most l'avorablo circum stances. As tlio organism of tho human being is more complex than that of the lower animals, so his anticipation of life is far more variable. Sixth. That those circumstances which conduce to longevity are un doubtedly late development, frugal hab its, moderation, exemption from vicissi tudes of climate and extremo of in at or cold, from mental worry and agitation, temperature in eating and drinking, with a fair amount of brain work when the brain iH ready to undertake it. We lmvo all heard the well worn ax iom attributed to the Fsalmist that tho “days of mail are threescore and ten,’’ but in Genesis vi, 8, will be found the following passage, “Vet his days shall be an hundred ami twenty years.” This passage seems to have Gen over looked, as 1 have rarely seen it, quoted, although curiously enough it, exaol'y corresponds to the theory that man should attain livo times tho period of reaching ins maturity.—Fim'tenth Century. Tile llisftgili'iuK “Make t jt," So long as wo indulge in tho barbar ism of footlights some strengthening of the points of tlio face may bo needful. It is indeed an excellent thing when deftly done and the material causes of thoetfect entirely, hidden, as they should be. Tho clarity of a whiter tint to the general tone of the skin, the illumina tion of eye and teeth by emphasizing the brow and lashes and lips, the height ening of the color—all these things can be so done as to disguise the means by which they are done. What is the method actually pursued? White is laid all over face and shoulders in thick washes, like a I’icrrot's mask, masses of black pomade load the eyebrows and eyelashes, great gobs el' red are put upon the car lobes and mi and around tho lips like a snupdi n, n, deep pink in and below the nostrils and ou the eyelids and masses of black or purple beneath the eyes, projecting to the temples in arrowheads. All these things are perfectly visible to a large part of the audience and are disfiguring even at a distance. With an opera glass they are shocking. The ob jects which are obtained are the gog gling of the eyes, which can be thrown about with the intensity of a darky's, and the display of tlio ivories, which produce a similar effect to his. For pas sion to shew itself in sneli plastered faces, for waves of emotion to spread over them and for any refinement of feeling to communicate itself to the au dience are as impossible 11s it would be to expect these things from the painted canvas. They cannot cry, of course, nor touch, nor be touched, without disaster. Ellen Terry played a disfiguring scene here one night, with tho water stream ing from all eye into which her loaded eyelashes lmd discharged themselves.— Time and the Hour. A IVrtimnt Ouehtion. Old Aunt Dinah was a colored wom an with n remarkably strong voice who would sing and cry "glory” with such vigor as to be heard above all the rest of the congregate U, but she was of an unpleasantly "saving” disposition. Ir was the custom at the missionary meet ings which sbe attended to take up the collection during the singing of the hymn “Fly abroad, thou mighty gos pel," in the midst of which Aunt Di nah always threw back lu-r heed, dosed her eyes and sang away at the top of In r lungs until the pluiehad been paus ed. The collector, who was an old man of plain spi cell, ebsct'X ed this habit, and one exciting wbin b came to ln r*i.it lie ut '- yeii her rupt eotuitenuiice anil theji said bluntly, "|as k n-heull, Aunt Dinah, wbat's ■!< g> loh vo’ a-sitigui an autigni ' Fly ..i n. 1, thou mighty go-qs l. "f y>' liottii* gib iiutlm to uuo. Im-i tly?”—Exchange. fHE TIMES: BRUNSWICK, GA„ SUNDAY MORNING. JANUARY 16. 1898. MdNKEYSTO dig gold CAPTAIIs MOSS WILL WORK THEM IN KLONDIKE MINES. Train*-*! to Work In African Alined, They Will lirave the AlkhUru Cold ItreftHCfl In Buit.H of Furs Some of the Advantage* In Fsing Them. The strangest sight in tho Klondike this spring will be two dozen monkeys, 1 equipped with all tho paraphernalia of gold miners, which are now on their way to the frozen treasure fields on the Yu kon under the care of one of the wealth iest mine owners in the British em pire. Tho name of this millionaire who is going to startle tho Klondikers is Cap tain Edward Moss, a well known club man in Jjondon, who is one of the most important operators of goldfields in South Africa. He has secured a large interest in one of tho Canadian mining companies. This corps of 24 monkeys is intend ed by Captain Moss to be hut the van guard of an army of those animals. As | soon as the first installment is put to j work successfully on the claims hi3 syndicate controls ho promises to have 1 more monkeys ready to do manual la j bor, the duties of foreman and ovor ! seers being performed as at present by trustworthy men. While the idea of having monkeys act the part of miners is startling in America, Captain Moss says that he lias bad them working right along on his claims in the Transvaal for the past four years. In an interview Captain i Moss said: “Tho advantages to a mine : owner of having his claims worked by | monkeys rather than by human laborers i are many. Monkeys do not know enough i to be, dishonest. They will not hide any I of the precious metal that they find, for | even if they were to steal it they would not have any possible use for if. This i is by far tho greatest advantage tho em ployment of monkeys possesses over (he use of men. “Tho monkeys never attempt to hide the metal they find, or to store it away. Tho hunt for gold seems to have a per fect fascination for them, and they show a greedy rivalry in the rapidity at which they can get up a pile. “Iu tho second place, tiiey work like Trojans all the time they are allowed to look for gold, and they need no urg ing from owner or from overseer. The latter has no other matter to trouble his mind than to pick out the spot where ho wishes tho monkeys to conduct oper ations. “A third great advantage iu tho em ployment of monkeys is the" immense difference in cost. A human laborer de mands fabulously high wages, whether lie succeeds iu liuding good ore or not. Besides these high wages he insists up on ttio best of food, no matter what the market conditions aro and what prices his employer is forced to pay for them. All this is different when monkeys are employed. They can bo purchased out right tor next to nothing, and besides requiring no wages they need much less expensive food and seem thankful for whatever is given them. “Again, tho employment of monkeys is more advantageous, because they aro steady workers and not liable to go off on long sprees at critical moments when help is needed badly and no labor mar ket is at bund from which to re-enforce the shift. “ With my experience of several years with these animals 1 have yet to learn a single thing not in their favor, except the fact that it usually requires nearly four monkeys to do work equivalent to that done by one limn. I anticipate that tho 24 monkeys I am sending to the Klondike will do tho work of seven ablebodicd men. They do a class of work that men cannot do as well as they. They often render valuable aid when man is useless. They aro very diligent in gathering up tho small pieces of quartz that would bo passed unuo ticod by tho workmen and piling them up in little heaps that can ho easily taken up with the shovel and thrown into the mill. Their keen eyes are sharp to see the small particles that the human eye would pass over.” '■ Tho only monkey that is fitted for mining iu the Klondike, Captain Moss claims, is tho fc-’outh African monkey called the black oraug, which bears a strong resemblance to man both in gen eral stature and length of limbs, as well as the shape of its head. Its arms aro a great deal longer than a man’s, and its hands have much more grasp, and these facts, together with the advantage the black oraug has of being perfectly at home when lying on its stomach, make it better equipped as a successful miner. Its eyes can be kept closely to the ground, its reach is longer, and it can in many cases dispense with a pick and shovel ou account of its unusual hands. Captain Moss is giving his monkeys a pecular diet to inure them to the ex treme cold of the Klondike. Besides lifting them tip with fur clothing, they will be kept fat on plenty of oily food such as the Eskimos live upon chiefly and which is abundant and cheap iu the arctic circle. The way in which Captain Moss came to have monkeys working ou his South African claims is interesting. He had two monkeys that were great pets. Whenever lie went to dig gold in the mines, they were constantly following him about the mines. One day lie saw them busily engaged in gathering up small pieces of quartz and putting them in piles. This gave him the idea of put ting them to work as miners on trial, and their value us laborers was soon manifest. "They enjoy the labor very finch," says Captain Moss, “and would work all day, so their number was in ITI used till there are 24 of them win-k --ing daily in or about the mines. It was deeply interesting to see the two pit moiiktvs teach the others how to work. They live uud work tcgcllur without quarrelii.g. They ure quite iiicthodii.il in tln ir habits. They go to work and retire iu tile same iiuuilier us human he tug*. Ktw York World. RICH LKIWER’S OFFER. Why Colonel M->; ,-j. i.' ( naan Friend Wanted Hi*, to 1 ..e' 'or 'T: - Brewery, Colonel William R. Morrison, who recently retired from the presidency of the interstate comm nxe c< mmission to resume the practice of law at his old homo in Illinois, has had a long and.va ried experience in politics, and many stories nre told ef k:s ups at and downs in that field. It is related that some years t go after one of his congressional oam paigrs, which was waged with much earnestness on both sides, but in which he lost, cna of hi. most ardent support ers, a rich old German brewer, who had taken the di feat vety much to heart, said to Colonel Morrison: “Colonel, vy you don’t quit dot pol itickin';? It strikes me as poor business for so good a man as yon. After servin - -r-S"* •* ■s-. w If c Jy li£W''y BmyJ jy v 4r COLONEL WILLIAM B. MORBISON. der people so veil in pier congress yon comes home and asks dem to send you back, and dey sends anoder fellow. I vould not stand such treatment. Vy you don’t stay out of dot business now?” “Well, Jake,” replied the colonel, “to be frank with you, I can’t afford to give up politics. 1 entered public life when I was young. I have remained now a good many years, I like the life, I am thought to have some capacity for the work, and so I am thoroughly bro ken to that harness. I must be occu pied, yon know. I have no fortune. Mine is tho old story, old fellow. I have sometimes thought it might have been better had I never gone into pol itics, but now that I am in and have become something of a veteran I see no way out. Wo cannot hope for uninter rupted success, no matter what we may engage in. I’ll hope for better luck the next time. You’ll help me then, won’t you, as you did this time?” “Oh, certainly, certainly,” replied the brewer. “If you vill stick to pol itician, vy, I’ll stick to you. But I t’ink you could do much better. How much dat politician pay anyhow?” “A congressman,” replied Colonel Morrison, “gets §5,000 a year and mile age. ’ ’ “Vy, my good friend,” exclaimed the brewer, holding out his hand as if to clinch a bargain, “you give up dot politician and eqine to me, and I pay you $5,000 a year and all expenses to travel for der brewery.” The colonel told his old friend he would prefer to have his support in an other race for congress. And he receiv ed it.—New York Tribune. ALUMINIUM HOUSES. They Weigh About a Hun tired Pounds and Are Sent to the Klondike. The Bittsburg Reduction company has devised another use for its alumini um product. Small portable houses made of the metal have been invented, and the company is shipping them to Seattle, Wash., as fast as they can be turned out. The house is a compaQt, light and easily handled affair, com prising not only a roof and four sides for shelter, but carries with it a stove and cooking utensils, all of special make and designed for Klondike pros pectors. The hut proper is guaranteed to be rain, snow, frost and fire proof. The roof and walls are made of aluminium sheets one thirty-second of an inch in thickness. Tho frame is of the finest cold drawn steel bicycle tubing. The house weighs but 110 pounds. Its inte rior dimensions comprise over 180 cubic feet of space.—New York Telegram. ICtHson't* Latest Scheme. Wizard Edison has buzzing in his busy brain a scheme of greater magni tude, perhaps, than any he has yet un dertaken. It is no less than the applica tion of a modified form of his ore sepa rator, now used in the development of iron ores of a poor quality, to the treat ment of gold ores of the same grade. He says that in a couple of years he will be able to begin work on his new scheme. He is Convinced that there is not a sin gle abandoned, gold claim in America, where gold was ever discovered, from which the precious ore cannot be ex tracted in quantities to pay a big margin of profit over the cost of operation, and he proposes to prove the truth of this statement. The reason ho does not take the matter up now is that he is deeply involved in the production of iron ores by bis recently invented separator, and he never cares to go into one big scheme while he has another on hand. The process in the development of gold ores, lie said, will not differ substantially from the method of iron working. Tho mining is all done by machinery, not a hand being required to do any part of it other than to direct the mechanism.— tit. Louis Globe-Democrat. Talked 1,800 Mile*. It is believed the long distance tele phone record was broken rceeutly at Nashville when John H. Connor, repre sentative of the Bell ci in puny at Galla tin, Turn., talked with tiie operator at Norfolk. The circuit used pursed through Nashville, Evansville, Terre Haute, liidiapapolls, Httsbnrg, Phila delphia, Washington and I'iehim.nti to Norfolk, making I.oOU miles. TAKEN BY INDIANS. MRS. HENDERSON FINDS HER CHILD AFTER FORTY YEARS. She Is Now Mrs. Bradt of Georgetown. Happy Keunion at Her Home—Sequel of an Indiau Raid In Nebraska—Daugh ter Instituted Inquiries For Her Mother. An illustration of the adage, “Truth is stranger than fiction,” was exempli fied recently through the files of the pension office. Mrs. Orlando Eradt of Georgetown was reunited a few days ago to her mother, whom she had not seen since her infancy. It was in the year 1857 that the troops stationed at Fort Ran dall, Neb., were attacked hy Indians, and among the captives taken was a baby girl of tender months, whose fa ther, George Henderson, was a musician in the Second United States infantry, under command of the afterward dis tinguished General Suliey of Indian war fame. Shortly afterward the reg iment wa scattered by orders from headquarters, and two companies went to Fort Ridgley, two to Fort Riley, and the remaining troops were retained at the post until further orders. As it hap pened, the company in which Hender son enlisted was one of the two sent to Fort Riley, and with only a few hours’ notice the soldiers broke camp and were on foot for the far west. In an ambu lance laden with accouterments of war and provisions Henderson’s wife lay too ill to be aware of what was passing around her, and not until after days of hurried marching did she arouse to the consciousness that her child, who had been temporarily placed in charge of an old Indian squaw, had been taken pris oner and carried off by the raiders. Time passed, and in the hurry of un certainties of the period all communica tion was destroyed between distant posts, so the unhappy mother was forced to resign all hope of ever again behold ing her daughtor. About a year later the remaining infantry companies at Fort Randall determined upon a raid among the neighboring Indians with the view of recapturing the prisoners taken in 1857. The onslaught was suc cessful, and among the captives was found the little child whose fate had cast snch-fi!>gloom over the fort since the unlucky day when the unhappy parents were first acquainted with the tidings. Within a brief period the regiment was ordered to move to Fort Laramie, and a foster mother was secured for the baby in the person of the wife of Pri vate Murphy of the Second regiment, who adopted it os her own and hence forth sought to secure information as to the whereabouts of the real mother. Owing to the fortunes of war and the early breaking out of the rebellion in 1801 no direct information as to the lo cality of the various companies could be obtained until the child grew to girl hood. In the course of time she blossom - ed into womanhood, was loved and wedded by Mr. Bradt and settled down in the District of Columbia. Before leaving the shelter of her adopted par ents’ home, however, she was made fully acquainted with the facts in her history. Determined, if possible, to probe the secret and discover if any trace of her parents existed, Mrs. Bradt, with her husband’s assistance, put on foot in quiries by application to the commis sionerof pensions. This was in the year 1893, but nothing definite could he ob tained about the case, owing to a eon tiict in numbers, between the original record of pension secured by the soldier and that drawn by his widow. Failing in the first attempt, Mrs. Bradt persisted in her inquiries, and early in 1897 made a second application through tho adjutant general’s office. Strange to relate in this remarkable story of lost and found, the matter officially came to the knowledge of a Mr. Rudolph Ulmer, a clerk in the di vision. Mr. Ulmer, himself a member of the Second infantry and one of the defending party upon the occasion of the unlucky raid, was perfectly familiar with all the circumstances in the case, remembering the sorrow that hung over the camp at Fort Randall when the story of the capture was circulated, hav ing been present also at the retaking of the child. He determined to do all in his power to discover the existence of the parents. To his joy he finally se cured the information desired upon ref erence to the files of the death list, where the name of George Henderson, musician in the Second United States infantry, was found, coupled with the name of his widow, Hannah Henderson, a resident of Brooklyn, in receipt of a pension from the government. This fact settled satisfactorily as far as the pen sion was concerned, it* was necessary to discover whether the Mrs. Hannah Hen derson drawing pension was the mother of the child or mayhap a second wife. The department deputed Mr. Ulmer to write direct to the lady in question, and in this way facts were compared that proved undeniably the identity of the pensioner with # the mother of the stolen babe. A letter received by Mrs. Bradt from her mother announced her determina tion to come immediately to Washing ton and see for herself the little one stolen from her arms, like one restored from the grave. Great was the rejoic ing in the family when the mother and daughter met, and the parent wus wel comed to their pleasant home. From Mrs. Henderson it is learned that though unfortunate before his death Mr. Henderson left a tidy for tune, sufficient to place his family in good circumstances, and that he never doubted that his baby daughter had mot the sad fate of so many little oues ou the wild western pi tins and perished t>y the hands of the Indian foes.—Wash ington Post. Will Have tie For Uolli, After training tho hand to write 189 R instead of 1897 it might lie well to prac tice a little ou "Hawaii, U. ti. A."— tit. Louis Globe Democrat. MEMORIES. Once more, once more, my Mary, dear, I sit by that lone stream Where first within thy timid ear I breathed love's burning; dream. Tile birds we loved still tell their tale Of music on each spray, And still the wild rose decks the vale, - But thou art far away. In vain thy vanished form I seek By wood and stream and dell, And tears of anguish bathe my cheek Where tears of rapture fell, And yet beneath these Wildwood bowers Dear thoughts my soul employ, For in the memories of past hours There is a mournful joy. Dpon the air thy gentle words Around me seem to thrill, Lika sounds upon the wind harp’s chords When all the winds are still, Or like tho low and soullike swell Of that wild spirit tone Which haunts the hollow of the bell When its sad chime is done. I seem to hear thee speak my name In sweet, low murmurs now. I seem to feel thy breath of ilame Upon my check and brow. On lay cold lips I feel thy kiss, Thy heart to mine is laid— Alas that such a dream of bliss Like other dreams must fadel —Gk D. Prentice in New York Ledger. THE COTTON GIN. How a Woman llcl pud 'Whitney to Per fect His Great Invention. < “Recollections of Washington and His Friends” is contributed to The Cen tury by Martha Littlefield Phillips. They were taken down from the lips of the author’s grandmother, who was the youngest daughter of General Nathan ael Greene. The following is one of tho stories: “During my life at Dungeness a cir cumstance occurred there of some his toric and scientific interest and in re gard to which much erroneous state ment has been made. 1 refer to the in vention of the cotton gin by Eli Whit ney and my mother’s connection with it. The facts, briefly stated, were about as follows: While spending the previ ous summer at Newport, R. I, my mother became acquainted with Mr. Whitney and grew much interested in the outcome of the experiments he was then making in the interest of his pro jected gin. To assist in his enterprise, my mother invited him to spend the following winter at Dungefless, where an abundance of cotton and quiet could be assured. Mr. Whitney accordingly came to Dungeness, and diligently pur sued his experiments, a room in the fifth story having been specially fitted for his use as an inventor. One morn ing he descended headlong into the drawing room, where a number of guests were assembled and excitedly exclaimed, ‘The victory is mine!’ In deep sympathy with him the guests and hostess went with him to his work shop. Whitney set his model in motion. For a few moments the miniature saws revolved without hindrance and the separation of the seed from the cotton wool was successfully accomplish, but after a little the saws clogged with lint, tho wheel stopped, and poor Whitney was in despair. “ ‘Here’s what you need,’ exclaimed my mother in her clear, decisive way, and she instantly seized a clothesbrush lying ou the mantel and held it firmly to the teeth of the saws. Again the drum revolved, and instantly the saws were cleaned of the lint, and tho last requirement of the great invention was satisfied. “‘Madam,’ said Whitney, overcome with emotion and speaking with the exaggeration of gratitude, ‘you have perfected my invention!’ ” Morals and Sex. Whatever the Turveydrops of the moral world may have'to say about the necessity for elevating moral deport ment on tho part of “wooman,‘bewitch ing woonian,” 1 have never been able to see any indubitable intent in nature her self toward binding them over to any higher moral standards than she does men. Both men and women seem to me to be compounded of the same average morality, though with certain unlike manifestations, largely the result of cir cumstances and opportunities. I see no special cause for believing that the average woman under like temptation would do very differently from the average man—a belief which is not lessened by Bishop Botter’s re cent accusation before the women’s auxiliary of the Civil Service Reform association that they put their relatives into office whenever they get the chance, "without any evidence that they are fit ted to fill the places they applied for. ” Possibly women were intended by their Creator to stand for the reformatory in terests of life, but I think there is not as yet sufficient evidence thereto, either in the nature of things or of women, to warrant any special abrogation of other distinct and more familiar duties in fa vor of interests mainly moral.—Helen Wattersou Moody in Scribner’s. Culture of Vines. An all important matter in growing vines is to see that they are constantly supplied with sufficient water. Planted as they usually are, in a situation where they are exposed to the sun a major portion of the day, the soil dries out very rapidly, and plenty of water should be given when necessary. In the event of red spiders attacking the foli age of the tender sorts of annuals, a daily syringing will quickly eradicate the pests. To induce a low, bushy growth in annuals, out the tips of the ruuners. Hardy viues, such as wistari as, honeysuckles, etc., when not grow ing too rapidly, can be trimmed with little or no injury.—Woman’s Home Companion. The Man For the Place. Mr. Beaumonde—How do you like the now coachman, my dear? Mrs. Bcaumoude—Oil, he’s splendid ! His hair just .mutches our pair of chest nut carriage horses. " —London Fun. It i not unusual for the Duke ot Westminster’s charity hull to amount (o $20,000 a your.