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WINNSBORO, S. C., AUGUSt ESTABLISHED 1844
NTERESTING ITEMS FRO31 ALL
OVER THE STATE.
Threatened With Mctropolitan Pollee.
Governor Evans says that unless
There is an immediate change in the
.conduct of the police force in Charles
ton he woiuld have the metropolitan
police system, authorized by the last
Legislature, in case of necessity, es
tablished within 60 days. He con
cluded his statement by saying: "Yoft
:may say this is no bluff." Chief Mar
tin, of Charleston, had an interview
with the Governor. It is understood
that the Governor is satisfied with the
chief 's efforts to suppress the sale of
liquor, but says that the men on the
force are not under his control to the
extent of reporting "blind tigers."
Terminals at Charleston.
The South- Carolina and Georgis
Company is preparing to make use of
-he terminal property recently ac
'Iquired. Some time ago Mr. L. A.
Emerson, traffic manager, stated in a
letter to the Baltimore Manufacturers'
iRecord that the compary would build
-arehouses and wharves on the prop
erty. Engineers have recently com
pleted surveys along the water-front
with this end in view. It is under
stood that the Cooper river section ol
the harbor, where the South Carolina
and Georgia has decided to have it!
,terminus, will be dredged so that ocean
steamships can come directly to the
food Roads for South Carolina.
The State of South Carolina is em
ploying convict labor to good advan
tage in road improvement. The Rich
land county supervisor and the com
missioners undertook the work more
;for an experiment than anything else,
but such has been the result that all
roads leading to the city will be re
paired and improved am least five miles
out, and after that is accomplished the
.Work will be continued to every eec
tion of the county.
A Loss to GreenvIlle.
Greenville has sustained a loss by
the removal 'of the factory of the
Gates Desk and Seating Company
'from that city to Johnson City, Tenn.,
the company having moved into their
new factory in the latter city in the
last few weeks. The company found
it'necessary to get right in the heart of
the lumber section and hence the re
moval. They have issued an attractive
circular telling of the advantages ob
tained by the removal.
One Cent a Mile Rate.
At the meeting of the Southern Pas
senger Association held at Charleston
on Tuesday the petition of the State
fair committee requesting special rates
.over various lines received careful and
considerate attention. After a little
discussion it was 'decided to grant the
rates asked for by the committee,
'which, it was understood, are about
two cents a mile for the round trip for
a radius of 250 miles.
Governor Evans says that it has been
call to his attention several times re
cently that several factories in the
State are figrantly violating the State
-law, which requires that no factory
shall work its operatives over eleven
hours a day. He says he has taken the
matter up and is having investigations
made, and he proposes to have the law,
rigidly en forced again2st every factory
that is violating the law.
-The Victor Manufacturing Co., ol
K Greer Depot, S. C., has been organ
p ized by the election of Mr. W. WV.
Burgis, president. secretary and treas
urter; vice-president, J. W. Kendrick.
The directors are L. W. Parker, M.
L. Marchant, L. J. Green, 0. P.
Smith, D. C. Henson, and Simeon
Hughes,- Over .%50,000 of the stock
has been subscribed,
At Edgefield on Thursday morning
Judge lowr~send issued a rule against
nearly- 3.1 of the county officials to
show cause why an indictment should
nt be preferred against them fot va
rosirregularities aad rottenness.
The city ceouncil of Sparianburg anv
ing received' a proper petition from
taxpayers, will order an election to
vote on the question of issuing bonds
to the amount of.%50,000 for sewerage.
A careful estimate shows that at
Kleast $1,500,000 are now being expend.
ed in business enterprises and improve
ments in Spartsubrvg, S. C.
There is talk of a corset fs.d.ory
being started by a Northern mant a':..
tarer to employ severslhundred heads
at Greenville, S. C.
At Edgefield the jury in +lhe Joees
Swearingen murder case returned a
verdict of "not guilty," and the Jontses
The corn, cotton and rice crops in
E dgefield cor ty never ]ooked better.
Rice is a new crap there, but promises
The Spartan Mill, of Sparianburg,
S. C., is now making brick pr epsratory
to building Mill No. 2.
The Property of the Southern.
The floard of Directors of the North Caro
lina Railroad met at 3u:lington, N. C.. oi
Friday, and leased the road o ihe sou~iier
ailway for 99 years at :.1 :umxaa' remal o'
k 6% per cent. for six yearsand 7 per 'ent. for
ninety-three years whi'-h me~'s fo'-ever. Thbe
-North Carolina road will in the fewue delar3o
a dividend of 6 142 per (eni. pe-- arnum,
which subjects it to taxation wh!'h tavt .he
Southern payse as well as the keeping up of
the road bed, depot, etc., as in the old lease.
Lightning is said to have killed an2
akinned a pig on Lon Island.
OUTLOOK FOR TRADE. -
Review of the Speculative and Staple
Markets for the Week.
R. G. Dun & Co., o E New York, say in their
review of trade: It is a belated season; a
frozen May set everything back. The heavy
business which ought to have been doue in
Mayand June was pushed into Julysothat the
mid-summer decline inlJulycomcs in August.
With this in mind, one is not suprised to find
the shrinkage from July to August rather
more consnicuous ihan usual.
The disappointing crop reports of last
Saturday, though evidently distrusted.
lessen confidence in rerard to the future of
trade, even while some speculators gain by
Back ot all doubts is the fact that the
Industrials are doing better than anybody
could have expected. The output of pig iron
August 1st., was 180,525 tons weekly, or
76,505 tons by another report. In either
ease it is greater than the largest outpIt of
1894, though surpassed 15,000 to-s in *'e
spring of I8S. .
The',ales of steel rails in 1895 to August
1st., were 820,000 tons, and the deliveries
582,000. Wages in this industry have oeen
gezierally advanced and strikes few. Oi her
metals change litt.1e though. The textile im
ports have been heavy, and advances in cot
ton goods to some extent cheek buyingwhile
Fal River spinners are o-ganizing for resto
ration of wages pa id before the panic.
Crop reports wndified expectations as to
cotton and wheat, and c)tton speeulators
have bought, lifting 1ite prioe I ve-sixteentl b,
while wheat. with nor evidence of !ms in
yield, bas.de'ined 1 7-8 cents.
A third of the year'sconsumption of Ameri
can cotton is yet on hand, but not a third of
the year's consumption of wheat. Receipts
for the week were better', bu t not half jast
year's. and in thi-ee weeks 6.598.531 bushels
against 17,211,633 bushels la.st year. AtlaL
tie exports for the week hare been 889,301
bushels against 2.749,530 last year, flour in
eluded, and for three weeks 2.552.880 bushels
against 8.242.683 last year.
The official reports for July snow exports
of8,611.028 bashels, flour include'd, aguinst
10.800,147 last year, but the racifle exports
i-ereased five fold at an average of 57e. per
bushel, while Atlantic exports at 72e. per
bushel were but 6,022.820bushels, iloc r in
eluded, against 10,265,559 last year. Corn
declined 5-Sc. with favorable news and Pork
fell 25,. p-r barrel and lard 18e. Failures
for the i% ek Dave been 196 in the United
States against 229 Iazt year, and 38 in Canada
against 45 2ast year.
THE TREASURY COMFORTABLE.
The Belmont-Morgan. Syndicate will
Protect the Gold Reserve.
Evidence that the BDelmont-Morgan bond
syndicate intends to protect the g Id reserve
of the Treasury against raids upon it for ex
port to Europe was received at the Treasury
Department by Acting Secretary Curtis
Tuesday afternoon. A telegram fro n Acting
Treas;:rer Mlihuman reached him stating
that J. P. Morgan & Co., had deposited
$1,34G,000 in . Id coin in exchange for
Uhited States Noter
A previous telegram to the Dep'rtment
contains the information tl:at $900,030 gold
coin had been withdrawn from the sub
treasurer for exp rt Wednesday. With 'the
deposit of gold Tuesday by the syndicate
their deposit since gold exports hayve been
resumed on a large seule reached |n total of
It is estimated that with exchange at the
high flgure quoted. 49.0,/ to 5. a net profit
of 3,000 on each :1,000.000 gld exported is
mado by the shippers. Treasury offiials are
much gratified at the action of the syndieate
as it is construed to mean that they will not
permit the gold reserve to fall below $100.
000,000. At the elos ofiiusincss Tuesday the
reserve stood at $10li'-3,715.
ARTIST HOVENDEN KILLED.
Sacrifices His Life in an Attempt to
Save a Child.
Thomas Hovenden, the famous attist, was
instantly killed by a railroadI train near Nor
ristown, Pa., Wednesday. He saw a little
child in front of a rapidly approaching er.
gine. The engineer blew his whistle freely
when he saw the little figure standing ho
tween the rails. The child seemed to become
confused and awaited her coming doom
without attempting to avoid it.
Mr. Hovenden rushed forward and snatch
ed the child up in his arms. Before lbe could
make the leap that would have saved them
both the pilot of the engine struck Mr. Ho..
venden and hurled him across the track with
errible force. Both were killed.
Mr. Hovenden was the painter of "Ireak
ing Home Ties," the picture that attracted
so much attention at the World's Fair.
Dynamite in Atianra.
A dynamite bo0mb was exploded Saturday
night against ihe side of the Church Grocery
Company's store at Caini street and Pied
mont avenue, Atlanta, Ga. The store was
crowded with customaers, nll of whom, how
ever, escaped without serious injury. Mr.
Church, the proprietor, was shocked but not
badly hurt. The bomb was placed just out
side Mr. Church's private offlce and it is evi
dent that the ptrrpose of the miscreant was
to kill Churcb. The side of the building was
blown out and great excitement was caused
in the neighborhood. ~Church suspects a
negro boy whom he had arrested recently for
theft. The boy was seen in front of the
stee with a package under one arm five
minutes before the explosion. He has not
been found since.
HONORiNG A SOLilER.
Gen. Stephen I)- Lee Receives an En
thusiastie W elcomie at G;reenwood.
Gen. Stephen D). Lee, of Missis
spi arrived onl Saturday on a visit
to his brother', Mr. A. St. Clair Lee.
He was received at the train with con
siderable civic and military eclat. The
Maxwell Gurads, under command of
Cat. FEvans, iired a volley while the
distingnished soldier was dCee-Dng
fromi the train and then presented
arms while Gen. Lee wvas escorted
from the train by Intendant Ca rr to a
carriage bedecked with State andl Con
federate flags. The horses seemned to
pay homageio the iorave soldier by
chaffing on their bits ad assumm ig a
very martial air. The band played
"Dixie," after which Gen. Lee was
escorted by the Maxwell Guards, pre
ceded by a brass band, to the home of
his brother. The rebel yell was once
more given an4 theP frgd of Jackson
signified his apl~i-ridi , the honor
extended by p;tssing ki~ongh ' crowd
of welcoming frienjis with u- e
A party liahing in Broad Ihtvr. near
the North Carolina linc in Spaurtoanbuar.
county, brought upl the body of at
white womnan sscurely bond v; ith
strong cord, and near by oni the baks
was discovered the remauins of a ne.;r'
mann. A we'l-authenticate i rloert is
that they were lynched by a i'cesl band'
of White C::ns f or Lisceeai
THE STATUS OF THP FIGHT.
Over the Registration Law in the U. S.
The following letter has been made
public by ex-Congressman Geo. Wash
ington Murray, the black representa
tive of the black district of South Car
olina in the last Congress. The letter
is from the attorneys who have been
brosecuting the registration law test
Dases in the United States Courts on
behalf of the negroes of the State, and
it now gives very fully and comnpre
hensively the present statusof thelegal
ight. It tells the exact condition of
%ffairs in regard to the casts, and ex
plains the course that the attorneys in
tend to pursue. Here is the letter,
hiowever, to speak for itself:
Washington, D. C., Aug. 7, 1895.
Ron. Geo. W. Murray, Rembert, S.
Dear Sir: Our Mr. Obear returned
yesterday afternnon from Richi mond,
where he had been to argue the Gowdy
case. Judge Goff limited the argn
ment to the question as to the material
ity of the differences between the two
eases; and after hearing full argument
filed the opinion, which I prestiic You
have, ere this, seen in the papers. H
round that the Gowdy case has the
same scope and eff< et as the Mills case,
and is governed by the decision of the
Circuit Court of Appeals in the littet
cause. It is manifest that it will b
impossible to bring any snit in tho
Federal courts touching the registra
tion laws which would not have the
"same scope and effect" as the Mills
case; and the proper steps new are to
bend our energies toward getting, as
speedily as possible, a decision u;on
the questions involved from the Su
preme Court of the United States; and
we are in a better position to accomn -
plish that end in the present conditica.
of things than we would have been if
Judge Goff had decided in our favor.
Ead he done so, the State would,prob
%bly, have adopted one of two courses:
either have disobeyed the injunction,
or have induced .Mr. Chief Justice
Fulier to call a special term of the (ir
:uit Court of Appeals, appeal the casC
to that court, and have the injnnetion
dissolved as before. If they h.zd dis
obeyed the injunciion we would have
had the supervisor arreted, the State
authorities would have gotten a habeas
corpus, returuable before the Circuit
Court of Appeals, induced the Chief
Justice to sit again, and have had that
court turn the supervsior loose. Had
this contingency happened we would
have been at the "end of our row,"
because there lies no appeal to the Su
preme Court from the Circuit Court
of Appeals in habeas corpus proceed.
Ings. Had the State authorities taken
the other course we would have had to
take our appeal from the Circuit Con it
of Appeals to the Supreme Court,and,
at best, the appeal from the Circuit
Court of Appeals is hampered by many
technical difficnlties, which we need
not go into now-but which exist. But
as matters now stm-nd, we will our
selves appeal the Growdy decision di
rectly to the Supreme Court of the
United States, and so get the whole
case before them. The thing to do is
to get the appeal ready at once. The
expense of getting it up will be com
paratively very small. It will take
about $50 to print tbe record-not our
argument-that we can attend to
later, and then $25 mnore,the fee of the
clerk of the Supreme Court, for docket
ing. Have this much money raised for
this purpose and send to us at once.
We herewith enclose you a blank ap
peal bond. Have it executed by Mr.
Gowdy and sureties as was done in the
Mills case, and send us as soon as
signed. We ourselves expect to get to
work today upon the "assignments o1
errors," and if you will push at youir
end we will have this appeal perfected
and docketed before this month has
We have received no money on ac.
count of the balance of our fee and
the expenses we have heretofore in
curred. From what you said in your
last letter, we fully expected that by
this time we would have had a remit
gance from Beaufort, and are disap
(ointed at neither receiving a remit
tance or nearing from you as to the
cause of the delay. We hope you will
now give this, and the other equally
important matters mentioned in this
letr or speedy attention. Having
embarked up)on this sea of registra
tion litigation, let us not rest until we
reach the haven of a full decision by
the Supreme Court of the United
States. Yours Truly,
Obear & Douglass.
Application for a Monitor.
Adjt Gen. Watts is making every
ffort to get a boat for the us~e of the
Naval Militia of the State. The formal
request frr the boat, as for all (iber
supplies, has to go through the Gov
ernior of the Stat-, and he signed the
"'I have the honor to regnest that
the following named arms and egnip
ments may be issued for the use of the
Naval Mlitia of South Carolina, to be
sent to Commander R. H. Pincekney,
Charleston. 'The monitor Lehig~h or
Cantskill now lyinug in ordinary a t lPieb
menud, Va., with boats and awr'ing
and awning frames comle)lte. If pos
sible to remove and take ont of her the
old gun's in her turret wonia h'e of
grat advantage, as it .vould lighjten
hr' draft. and allow the new guns
which the Naval Militia of this state
now have to be placed in her after her
arial Our inland coast patssaiges are
shallow~ and lightness of dr'aft is very
c'.setial. It is hoped, therefore, that
Ithe guns can be removed. The heat
of this climate renders awnmngs nces
sarv, and the department is eatrnestly
requested thus to make the ship avai
The State has been giveu eniem:age
ment, and hopes to get one of the~ two
vessels for use at Charleson andI alony
CLEM SON COLLEU .
The Board of Visitors Submit ThtIr
The following is the report of the
board of visitors made to the board of
To The Honorable Board of Trustees
of Clemson College.
The board of visitors met for its
second examination of the college on
the evening of August 13. Present:
D. F. Bradley, T. L. Brice, R. B.
Watson and Thos. D. Jervey. Owing
to the absence of the chairman of the
board, D. F. Bradley was elected by
the members present to submit the
4econd and fibal report.
We find that by the very full report
submitted by us last year, it will be
necessary to say little this year, inas
much as we presume that those of our
suggestions which have been found
prioticable have been adopted, and it
is in any event useless to multiply
We have again visited the farm and
gai-dens and find them in excellent con
dition, even better than last year, and
in this conuecti.on we olld sat that
the board of trustees, if they desire to
obtain for ibe people of the State the
full educational benefit of this great
work, should arrange some plan b'
tvhich excursiond; front the vailous
parts of IheState can be run to Clem.
son for the day. Those who are inter
ested in agriculture and s;oek raising
should have presented to them the
opportunity of seeing for themselves
what is shown the board, aed without
any regard to the appareut dilieulties
in the way, the board of trustees
ibould consider the ways anod means of
uffeeting this. In the meantiae, 1h0
bulletins should be more widely crcu
;nted and the edncational work of the
college and all of its departments
biougbt fully to bear upon our people.
in this way the work done at the dairy
could be brought into notice by seu d
ing occasionally some of the excellent
cheese made there to the v:trious coun
ty gatherings. We were pleased to
find that our estimate made last year
as to the probable cost of rel-airs has
been varitied, and we understand that
the preparatory department is work
ing well. -
The reduction in the expense of the
board is not as great as we had been
led to hope it might be, but we are
pleased that a reduction had been ef
fected. We presume that the expense
tttandant on the carrying out of our
sggestions as to the ventilation of the
dormitories may have interfered with
the adoption of the suggestion of cut
ting cross sections. We can ouly re
peat the suggestions. The supply of
excellent drialting water in the dormi
tories is a change for the better. This
water is supplied from a spring com
letely rotectna from any drainage,
and is perfectly sweet, pure and
. The number of studenis at the col
I lege is remarikable when we consider
the tightness of the times; and the
health of those present, we under
stand, is excellent.
We make no extended mention of
woik in class rooms or other depart
ments, as we see no reason to alter
the opinions expressed by us at our
We feel that the institution is pass
ing from the condition of an experi
ment into that of a great educational
influence, and in conclusion, we can
only urge upom the trustees the impor
tance of bringing this influence to bear
upon the people in the State in everyv
All of which is respectfully submit
ted. D. F. Bradley,
Chairman Tro Temn.
Theo. D. Jervey, Secretary.
A supplemental report was made by
Messrs. Bradley, Erice and Watson,
ecommending the election of a resi
dent chaplain, if there were funds
available for this purpose.
Now A bout $230,000) Ahe. I and, (;w es
Nothing at All.
State Liquor Commissioner Mixt~on
says the dispensary syst'iu has pai-l
back to the State the $50,000) applro
p)riated for the purpose of starting: up1
He said thamt while the legislative
committee had not yet <xaimine'd and
approved his quarterly report. he c-ould
give in roundl numbers the figres
showing the tinancial condition of the
concern. Hie says that the dispensary
has now witnin the walls of the State
dispensary building $65,000 to $75,000
worth of' stock; out in the several
county dispensaries they have sio-k
amounting to about $150,000; and in
the State treasury they have $Q0,000) in
cash with which to mneet all expenses.
Besides paying back the$50,000) alppro
riation, he says, they have paid all the
revenue licenses for the year, about
$3,000. This, lie says, is the :mect
status of the dispenisary business in the
State of South Carolina. Hencee- for
ward, it is the purpose, he says. to run
the business for the sole puirrose of
supplying the people with liquor ut
actual cost of purchasinug and handlinrg.
THE CHAIN GANG.
Affecting the Population at the State
The introduction of the chain gang
sy temn into this State is greatly affect
ing the population of the State peni
te tiary. Though only some counties
et have the gangs, and those few had
them only a short time, the population
Iof the State prison has already been
Ireduced by more than one hundred.
The p)enitentiary now has within its
walls, on the farms and elsewhere, a
total of I ,100 conmiets. The judges are
now sentencing all tihe short term con
victs to service on the chain gangs,and
Sdeceipts of prisoners at the prisoni
l-is fallen otT greatly, while the dis
arges continue the same as here
Makes an Appeal to the Richland
County Chairman Riy lasisgted the
following address to all Democrats:
To the Democrats of Richland Coun
ty: White voters, will you stand tame
ly by and see the Radicals and negroes
elected to the Constitutional Conven
tion from Richland county? We ap
peal to all patr iotic and liberty-loving
citizens to prevent such a political
crime. Is th-re a white man in Rich
land county who will refuse to cast his
vote for white supreiacy at the elee
tion on next Tuesday? A serious crisis
is upon us and every white man ni-st
stand by his colors and courageously
make a vigorous effort to stamp out
negro supremacy in this county and
city. This is his duty and it should be
The Democratic Convention, under
regulta call of the executive comnitt< C,
decided upon a division in this county,
with a view of allaying bitterness in
the choice of delegates to the Constiz
tutional Convention. believing that
the Coiivention should be a non
partisan body, a joint ticket, com
j)osed of John T. Sloan, Jr., H. Cow
pei Patton,. John J. McMahon, Willie
Jifies ahd .T. 13. Dent, were numinated.
Wb call upon till Democrats to vote
for this ticket at the geneial electiofi
on next Tuesday, August 20, 1895.
Thev are all true and tried Democrats;
they have never been found wanting;
they stand for principles of equal
justice atud have always b'ten loyal to
the rights of the people. They will
jealously guard the interests of the
tuasses against encroachment from any
Classes. None but the most bitter
partisans can 'o y the honesty, patri
otism and intelligence of the nomi
There is no doubt that we have a
majority of registered Democrats, and
if these nominated are defeated it will
be due to the unpardonable apathy
and want of patriotism of our people.
There is another ticket put in the
field by negroes to be voted for in the
election The deep scars of negro
rule and government which once blight
ed the prosperity of this city have
been about healed, after a period of
more than twenty years.
Their debauchery, immorality ani
fraud were enough for this white gen
eration at least. Can there be any
doubt as to the choice of tickets to be
made by the Democratsin this county!
The negro ticket must be defeated by
a large majority. Tho executive com
mittee expects every white man in this
county to do his duty next Tuesday.
The Radicals are organized and we
urge the Democrats in this county to
vote their full strength next Tuesday.
V. W. RaT,
Chairman County Democratic Execu
SIIEPPARD GOES FREE.
Chelf Justlee Melvr has Filed His
A case of sore interest was decided
Wednesday by Chief Justice McIver,
of the supreme court of South Caro
lina. Th! dispensary law of this state
provides that upon certain proof the
staino ofliials may enjoin a party from
selling in toxicants. Proceeding under
those provisions, Circuit Judge Benet,
sitting in Columbia some time last
October, enjoined one William Shep
pard from selling or otherwise dis
posinrg of spirituouis liquors.
At the recent term of the court in
Columbia Sheppard was brought up
before JTudge T1ownsend, another cir
cuit judge, on the 'charge of contempt
(f court. in selling liquors contrary to
the order of Jiudge Benet. Judge
Townsend held .Sheppard guilty of
contempt of Judge B3enet's order, and
rentenced him to a fine of $200 and to
imuprisoumenmt in the penitentiary for.
eight months. Sheppard was comn
mittect accordingly, had his head
shaved. put in stripes anid set to work.
Last week his lawyers, John McMaster
and B3. L. Abney, moved before Chief
Justice Mclver for the discharge of
Sheppard on several grounds,. chief
among thema being that the dispensary
law p~roviding for the contempt pro
ceedings aire in violation of the state
anid federal constitutionm.
Wednesday evening the decision ol
the chief justice was received. He or
ders Sheppard's discharge but without
cosideri rg the can~stitutional ques
H~e simply holds that Judhe Benei
was without jurisdiction to passthe in
jnction order which Sheppard was
charged with violating. Benet iE
judge of i. e first circuit and held couri
in the (the fifth) circuit, uader a
statute providing an interchange of
circuits by the cdi3erent judges. The
principal quest'on is not considered.
Upon the receipt of the order Shep..
pard was released from prison by the
authorities. Attorney General .Bar
ber has notified Sheppard's Attorneys
that an appeal to the full bench wil
be taken in the case.
THE OFFCERLS PTEASED
feaufor!, the Largest Dlry Dock in
America (:n Trial.
The first official test of dhe 'o gov
ernent dry dock on Prilad, two
miles below Port Royal was nmade
Thursday. The Unaited States maoni
tr Am phitrite was successfully dlocked
in the presence of the omieiai board,
consisting of Capt. W. C. Wise, of
Ithe Amphitrite; Engineer P. C. Asm.
son and Naval Conistructor J. F. Hat'
scomn. There were serva t- housanid
spectators p resent. Th.e Am nhmtrite,
under her own stearE asso-l 'y a
tug and tow ropes, went into the. dock
at 3 p. mn. Capt. C. H. Poekwell,
commandant of the nav al staton, and
the members of the board, eid that
they could of course make no aut ho:
tative statement regarding the tests at
this time, bat none of themi hesitated
to express the satisfaction wi-ch they
jfelt over the entire success attendinmg
'won the work~ done..
FOR THE YOUNG FOLK.
"Come, come. mamma, to the
Cried Freddie; with eager face;
"Just look at my little biddis
They are drinking and saying grace"
I quickly came at his bidding,
And saw a pretty Sight;
Six downy little chickens
Drinking with all their mifglu:
And as they sipped the water
They craned their necks on high,
As if their thanks were lifte.1
To the beautiful blue sky.
ind so I coild not wonder,
So rapt was his eagir face,
That to him the little chickens
Were "drinking and saying grace."
sronv OF A STONtK.
A story of a stork is told by a
German paper About the end of
March, 18911 a pair of storks took up
their abode on the roof of the school
house it' the village of Poppenhofen.
One of Vhe birds appeared to be ex
hausted by its !ong journey and the
bad weather it, had passed through.
On the morning after its arrival the
bird *as found by the schoolmaster
lying .ol the ground before the
s::ho ylhodse door. The man, who,
like all (Germans, considered It a
piece of good luck to have the storks
next on his house. picked tip the
bird and took it indoors. Ie nursed
it carefully. and when it was con
valescent u.sed every morning to
cnrry it to the fields a short distance
from the house, where its mate ap
pienred regularly at the s:ine hour to
!upply it with food. The stork is
now cured; and every eVening it flies
from the roof and gravely walks by
the side of its friend from the school
house to the meadows, accompanied
by d wondering crowd of children.
When the summer shower is pass
ing away, and while the thunder is
still rolling among the hills, we have
often seen the rainbow. Evcry one
admires the beautiful arch which
spans the sky. It is caused by the
striking of the sun's rays upon the
drops of water as they fall from the
clouds. The rays arc twice refracted
and once reflectedl as they meet the
transpatent drops. If you look in
the dictionary you will find that re
fracted means bent. suddenly, and
reflected means thrown -back. The
colors of the rainbow -are seven in
number, and appear in the following
order: red, orange, yellow, green,
blue, indigo, and violet. 'The tints
pre most vivid whe': the background
of clouds is darkest and the drops of
rain fall closest. The continual
falling of the rain while the sun
shines produces a new rainbow every
moment; and a curious thing is that
each spectator sees it from a partic
ular point of view; strictly speaking
no two persons see precisely the
WONDERFUL LITTLE FISft.
The nine and the three spined
sticklebacks are, without doubt, the
most wonderftti fish for their size
that are conimomn to our waters.
They will live well in either fresh or
salt water aquaria, building nests
and raising their young under all
discouragements. The male builds
the nest for the female to lay her
eggs in. The nest is composed of
plants cemented together with a glue
provided by the male, who also
carries sand and small stones to the
nest in his mouth. wi h which he
anchors it. During the breeding
seasonm the male assumes the most,
brilli ant hues of blute, orange. and
gren ; previous to this season he is
of a dull silvery color. When an
enemy apjproaches the nest, be he
large or small. he will attack him,
in 'icting wounds wvitIh his sharp
sie.Nor will he allow the mother
of the young s icklebacks to come
near, ais shze is so fond of her babies
that she often forgets herself and
eats them up. When the young
"tittlebacks," as they are often
called. swim too far from the nest,
the male takes them in his mnouthl
and brings the n back, throwing
themn out with such force that they
make many somersaults before land
Iing. Sticklebacks are the smallest
known fish when first hatched out of
the egg, being nearly invisible
Harold was skipping and running
all around grandpa's big field pick
ing daisies. At least lie called them
daisies. These big yellow daisies
with their large brown eyes. In some
places the grass was so tall that
auntie could see only his bright red
jockey-cap bobbing and bouncing
beside the waving grasses.
He gathered a large bunch. then
over the stone wall lie jumped. ran
to the piazza. and sat down on the
settee hot and breathless.
"Aren't. .those pretty daisies.
auntie?" he exclaimed, as he placed
the bunch in her lap.
Auntie looked up fromn her sewing.
*Yes, very pretty, llarold,' she
replied. "But do you know, dear,
they are not daisies at all !"
Harold looked surprised.
"Aren't they, auntie?" he asked.
"Aren't they oxeye daisies?"
"No. dear," auntie answered.
"These are the real oxeye daisies!"
and she took a beautiful white field
daisy from the bouquet at her belt.
"Oh!'' said Harold. ".I4nnie told
mc yesterday that these were oxeye
daisies, because thieir eyes looked
like grandpa's oxen. 'lirown and'
soft!'~ she said. What are thbese,
"These are Rudbeckia!" auntie
continusd. '-int many peop.le call
iThat's a very hard na e!" sai
"Not so hard to remember after
all!' laughed auntie. "Think of
Becky Lane and then think that she
is rude, and-"
' "0 auntie, she is r ode. very rude!"
interrupted Harold, " cause she
pushed me right offof the gate yester
dsv morning! That's very 'pro
printe, Isn't it, auntie?"
"I'm sorry to saf it is,'" answered
auntie. "But look, what have you
Ha'ld saw two blades of grass
with what seemed like a drop of soap
suds between them.
"What is it, auntie?" he asked.
"It's a cradle. A home, for what
do you think? A bit of a baby
"An' they are all over the field,
an' I stepped on j_,heap of them "
said Harold, soleil.ily. "May I see
this baby one, auntie?"
He jumped up and took the grass
in his hand.
"Pull the grasses apart and-"
"Oh. I can see him!"' shouted
Harold. "He's got the littlest
specks of hoppers, hasn't he !" and
he laughed gleefully as baby grass
hopper lay motionless on his green
"Yes," answered auntie, laughing
too, "but you mustn't pull any more
cradles to pieces for It kills the babies
and then there won't be any grass
hoppers for kitty to chase."
"No, I won't.," answered Harold,
"trgly and truly, auntie !"
"You've learned two lessons this
morning, dear," said auntie, "and
what do you think they are? A
botany lesson and natural history
"An' the rude Becky was a botany
one, an' the baby grasshopper was a
natural history, wasn't it?" Harold
saId. "I like those lesso-ns an' wa'll
have some more to-morrow, won't
we?" he added.
"Yes, indee-l!'' answered auntie
as she picked up her sewing again.
ANOTHER FOREIGN ALLIANCE..
The * Daughter of Ex-Secretary
Whitney and a Scion of the House
The elder daughter of Mr. William
C. Whitney, Miss Pauline Whitney,
is engaged to marry Aimeric Hugh
Paget, who belongs to the famous
English family of Pagets, and whose
home is in St. Paul, Minni, where he
has a great deal of money.
Miss Pauline Whitney has never.
devoted much time to society. Her
mother's death and her own ill health -
have prevented.~ She is about 20
years old, has a fine dark face and
great charm of manner, and is one of
the most attractive young women
whom New York society has known.
Much ancestral glory surrounds
the family of Paget. The founder
of the family was knighted by Henry
VIII., who gave him the title of Lord
Paget and the Order of the Garter for
services as Secretary of State.
From that time to this the name of
Paget has been a great one. In the
middle of the last century there was
no male heir and the name might
have become ex-inct had not an act
of Parliament permitted a - son of
Lady Bayley, who was heiress to the
estates and a Paget by birth, to as
sume the name and arms of his
mother's family. He was summoned
to the House of Lords as the ninth
Those who know th~e Whitneys are
sure that the distinction of family or
the family estate, consisting of 60,
000 acres, or the fine country seat~s
of Baudesert and Plas-Newydd had
but little influence with them. They
think much more of the young man's
personality and achievements.
In the first place he is a remark
aby fine looking mn ei al
sedrad active. He has a black
mustache and the most -charming
manners. Men particularly admire
When he was old enough to under
stand things, he came to the conclu
sion that the family estate was not
big enough to go around so large a
family and that a younger son hadn't
much opportunity in England. Al
meric Paget was only 16 when he
Icame to this country, lHe went to
St. Paul and engaged in the real es
Itate business. Now there: was a time
when anybody could make money in
real estate in St. Paul. Blutthe men
who ke'pt the money, they made in
the boom ar- so- -few as to be greatly
distinguished.- Mr. Paget wvas one of
the exceptions, -
This proves him to be a man or
rare ability and judgament. He dis
covered that his English connections
were of value. - Hedebnt to London
,and interested rich people in -the
m iakng of investments.' Heh~de
the monoy so well' and obtained such -
agc returns for it that he was made
the rpresentativ-e of a h:trge English -
co'mrany. He is only "0 years old.
rnd is~ own e.~torts have made him a
omfortatbly rich man. He is :11!
adoptel American of the very best
kin and intends to continue to liv
in t his country.