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TRI-WEEKLY EDITION. WINNSBORO, S. C., SEPTEMBER 14, 1895. ESTABLISHED 1844.
THE WITATCIIIORI) OF T1fl1i;
Now, when the race is jnut bezin.
With all its warmth anl ;e:.
And twice the needful gifts ami poxers
Are trembling in your bread.
While Fortune beckoni juat before.
While Hone is in 'he van,
Resolved with all your strength and soul
To do the best yon can:
The best you can! The time will come
When that will seem too small
Ambition scarcely worth the paiu.
So grievous is its fall:
To pick the scattered fragments up?
Accept the altered plan?
It almost needs a hero's heart
To do the best 3 ou ca :!
Dangers and downfalls lie in store
For every soul alive,
And life, in truth. is not a case
Of three and two are five.
But trust mie. h- and only he,
Is wiser than Ithe rest,
Who puts his shoulder t-> the wheel
And simply des his best.
Some chance is always left at hand.
If not the chance we sought,
And none can tell what good may fall
From the least deed or thought.
Then take the troubles as t hey come,
Acquit you like a man,
Accept your part with all your heart,
And do the best you -an:
-Dora Read Goodale, in Independent.
fH E86OE OF THE SERSON
-We met by chance." Sauntering
over the sands at the seaside. at a
sudden turn round a cliff, we ran
plump against each other. The gen
tleman, not at all discomposed, lifted
his hat and apologized. I, with my
breath nearly knocked. out of me,
conscious of looking flushed and
awkward, hurried away.
I was 17 and susceptible. It was
mortifying to be presented for the
first time to the notice of so elegant
a genleman under such awkward
circumstances. Involuntarily I
He stood just as I had passed him.
look-ig after me. Suficiently vexed
t, siake myself, I hurried on.
As I came back an hour later, the
sands were dotted with loungers, but
I saw nowhere the stranger.
At dinner I contrived to have a
meok at every face that came in, but.
I did not find the face I was looking
for. I had made my toilet with es
pecial zefe.rence to correcting any
unfavorable impression of the morn-,
ing. Elegant strangers do not, fal.
year. f bonnet had only not
tilted over my eyes in that ridicu
ious fashion, and it would not, if I
habeen taking the lady-like pace
to whi..mY M sister Mabel so con
stantly exhorted me. Mabel had
made a good match, and she was
quite determined I should do the
Mabel was very handsome and sty
lish looking. Her face had been her
fortune. I don't think I was plain,
and I tried to be stylish to please
Mabel, but I hated it. I had a little
fortune, too, besides my face.
Mabel and I were only half sisters,
with the same father. My mother
had left me some diamonds, an~d
other handsome jewels, besides a lit
tle money, enough to marry me well.
Mabel said, and she had taken ime in
hand for that purpose, as soon as she
was married herself
I was too romantic to like the idea
of marrying in so practical a fashion.
1 would not stay in the parlors
this evening. Having once made
their circuit I stole away just as they
- were beginning to dance.
I went to my room soon. I heard
my sister's step in the passage. andl
I slipped through the window to the
piazza, which was at this hour usu
I had left the key oai the outside of
my door. so that Mabel came right'
in. Fortunately she did. not look
upon the piazza, but anathematizin;1
me as a "careless creature," I heard
her go out and lock my door, taking
the key with her.
I was laughing softly to myself,
when an oddly familiar voice close
beside me said:
I whirled with a start, to behold
my acquaintance of the morning.
standing in an attitude of almost
mock humility before me.
'"He is laughing at my vanity," I
thought . "He is certainly very pre
suming to address me withoutben
introduced ." big
I wished to return to my room, but
the window-sell being rather imore
than one good step above the piana
floor, such a proceeding would hiave
involved a sacrifice of dignity that i
was not prepared, under all the cir
cumnstances, to undergo. So I stoo I
--I am afraid I intrude," said my
companion, and when I lifted my
would be cool eyes to his mine fell
under the smiling audacity of the
It was necessary I should say
somnething. What should i e
-' believe the piazza is not private
property," I said superbly.
I knew he was laughing at me and
at that instant I remembered soe
of Mabel's despairing comments con
erning me that very morning.
"I believe not," was the response.
and my companion, with a grave in
clination turned and slowly left the
I climbed back into my own room,
ready to cry with vexation. How I
wished I had stayed in the parlor
and made the acquaintance of this
elegant look stranger in a legitima te
manner. Of course he would have
sought an introduction to me. I
dazed not go down now.
Presently Mabel returned; I hoped,
to make me go back to the parlors.
'nder her triutnphantconvoy, I
t bought I could survive the ordeal
.1 d I was rather anxious to try.
3)abel had a headache, however,
!)d ha- come away from the parlors
for the evening. She scolded me
sOme, but said nothing about my
going back. Instead, she subsided
into a gossiping strain, afterward re
proving me sharply for being so care
less with my diamonds, which lay as
I had tossed them upon my toilet
"The hotel is full of thieves." she
s-aid, emphatically. "Half these gen
flemen we see hera live by just such
chances as your diamonds. You
must let me take them, Bessy, and
keep them for You."
For reply I silently returned the
jewels to their casket, put that in my
trunk, and locked it.
Mabel shrugged her shoulders, but
she said no more.
I was a careless creature, as Mabel
.;aid. In proof thereof I retired that
night and left my door unlocked and
ny key in my trunk. I waked some
imB in the middle of the night and
:iaw. by the dim light, a form kneel
ng beside my trunk, and in the act
of unlocking it. I had some ado to
keep myself from screaming. I had
a vague idea, however, that such a
proceeding would call to life a pistol
or a knife. ' There would be plenty
Df time for this cool intruder to se
ure my diamonds of whose locality
he seemed well aware, and to make
off with them before hindrance could
Cool intruder, I say, for he was by
no means noiseless in his operations.
I think it must have been the noise
he made in opening the door which
waked me, and he fumbled at the
!oc.k of my trunk in a perfectly audi
ble manner. He seemed to have.
some difficulty in getting the trunk
Imagine my dismay, when seem
ingly getting out of patience at last,
he rose to his feet and gave the lid
a resounding kick, that caused the
refractory spring to loose its grip
and expose my treasures to his
Now, I was very much attached to
my diamonds. I could not lie coolly
and see them depart without making
an effort in their behalf.
However, I was just about to speak,
just about to make a wild appeal to
the wretch's generosity, when he,
having groped hither and thither
through the trunk in the most as
.tounding manner, muttering to him
self some curious expletives, sudden
ly reached the burner and turned
up the gas.
I don't know which was most con
founded. He swept the room with
dancing eyes, and vacated it very
abruptly indeed, but I could hear
him softly laughing in the passage,
r I fancied so, probably at the
ridiculous figure I must have been,
as I sat up in bed, my face like ashes
with fright, and my head bristling
ike a porcupine's back.
I got up presently, and locked my
door, and saw that my diamonds were
safe. Then I lay down again, but
not to sleep any more.
So this was the end of my romance.
Mabel had said the hotel was full of
thieves, and I hid only a most un
looke:d for chance to thank for hav
!g saved my diamonds.
Such an elegant man, so hand
some; ah, me! In the few hours
leep that finally came to me, I
Iremed that I was promenading the
beach with my midnight visitor, and
that I had just discovered that I had
only a waterproof cloak over my
nigh t-dress, and had forgotten to take
my hair out of its pins. I dreamed
that the stranger was making love to
me in that absurd rig. I was angry
enough with my dream when I waked.
I went down to breakfast in anything
but a pleasant humor.
The first face that my eyes fell
upon was that of the stranger.
Ridiculous? I should think so. I
believe I turned pale with surprise
at his effrontery. To dare to present
himself there, after last night's pro
eediogs. He did not meet my
glance at first; his eyes were
dropped demurely to his plate, as
hough he had seen my look coming,
and so chose to meet it, but I fancied
[ could see that silken mustache;
twitch slightly. He dared to laugh
t me still! I averted my eyes im
mediately, and did not once look
toward him again.
Later in the day my sister and I
went for our bath, and while we were
in the water. Mabel confidently in
formed me that just the match for
me had come at last.
"Hie arrivedl night before last, dear,
but I would not say a wvord till I was
perfectly satisfied as to his ante
edents and belongings," she said
eagerly. "He is rich, and from one
of the finest families, and can't bear
the sight of a fashionable woman;
so you are sure to suit him, if you
I said nothing and MIabel went on.
"You must have seen him at
breakfast. The handsomest man at
our table. He sat half way down,
and I saw him look at you several
ins-a gentleman with curly hair,
and such funny eyes."I
I turned my face towards my sister
with a start of recognition. 'Oh.
you did see him, then?" and MIabel
Then I told her of the night.
To my amazement Mabel began to
laugh as though she would go into
convulsions before I was half
through:; and when I refused to go
on, she laughed the harder. We had
to quit the water, or she would have
drowned herself,I believe.
I never liked to be seen in my
bathing rig, and I was hurrying away
to my "ou," w hen Mabel stoppedj
-Bessy, .r. Trevelyan: .r. rre
velyan. my sister, Miss Winston;"
ard there he was again.
Wiill be back in a minute." I
heard Mabel say as she dragged me
away to dress, and still laughing so
as scarcely to be intelhigible. She
made out to explain to me that 'Mr.
Trevelyan's room was next mine,
and that lie had blundered into Mine
by mistake the night before. "He
told ine all about it before breakfast
this morning. but 1 never guessed it
was you. You see, Bessy, the rooms
on that floor are exactly alike, and
he said your trunk was as like his as
two pins, even to the spring lock, and
it stood on the same part of the room,
of course. There's only one corner
of the room a trunk could stand in,
in those rooms. Don't you dare to
let him know you thought he was a
thief, though: promise me you won't
tell him you thought he was after
"Indeed I shall. It is the only way
I can be even with him," I said, de
cidedly, thinking of those eyes that
had laughed at me five times within
less than forty-eight hours.
Mr. Trevelyan walked to the hotel
with us, and Mabel frowned and
shook her head at me all the way.
I did not take my revenge then,
but I did in t lie evening ; and though
he laughed, I could see that my shot
Well, to make a long story short,
Mr. Trevelyan and I developed a
wonderful appreciation of each oth
er's society in a remarkably short
space of time. When people are in
the saine house, and meeting as often
as is only natural in such a case. it
don't take long to develop that organ
of appreciativeness from ever so in
cipient a state. Mr. Travelyan,
greatly to my sister's exultation,
asked me to marry him before we
left the seaside; and as he made
some very pretty speeches about that
morning when he had nearly knocked
the breath out of me, showing that he
was prepared for the worse with the
better, I consented to take him on
the general basis.
Killed By Carrying Gold.
Mr. F. R. Carter, who is in the bi
cycle and sewing machine business,
confirms the report that his wife,
Ellen Carter, is now the heir to
roperty worth about $500,000.
Mrs. Carter is one of the seven
daughters of Mrs. Bridget Egan, who
died at Greensburg, Penn., about a
month ago. Mrs. Egan at the time
of her death was over nie
- - . ~ elo ij-oed So
a good old Irish family. Early in
life she went to Pennsylvania with
her husband, and for fifty years she
lived in Greensburg. Her son, Frank
Egan, was sent to college, and while
pursuing his studies became ac
quainted with -James G. Blaine.
Young Egan studied law and settled
in San Antonio, Texas, when that
city was miles away from a railroad.
The young man was prosperous. and
soon owned a large amount of prop
erty in the Texas city.
He was taken sick, and went home
and died. His mother assumed con
trol of the property he left. She
went to San Antonio to l'a k after
her interests, and disposed of a part
of the real estate. She received pay
ment in gold for the property, and
the problem with her was to get the
gold~ home. She finally hit upon
the plan of putting the metal into
sacks, which were bound about her
chest. In this way she succeeded in
getting the money to her Pennsyl
vania home, but the weight of the
metal upon her chest gave her heart
disease. with which she was always
troubled after making the journey.
Mrs. Egan paid the taxes on the
San Antonio property, and now that
she is gone, her daughters are heirs
to about twenty-five acres of land in
the Texas city. Besides this real
estate, the old lady left property in
Galveston, Texas; Washington,
Gireensburg, Penn., and in Amherst,
Canada. She never said much about
her holdings, and it was not until a
short time before her death that the
members of her family knew that she
owned any property in Canada. To
all of Mr. Egan's daughters were
afforded excellent opportunities for
good edlucation, and some of them
became expert linguists.
Remarkable Span of Life.
On a tombstone in Landaff Centre.
N. H ., is the following inscription:
"Widow Susanna Brownson was born
August .3. 1699, and died .June 12,
1802. aged 103 years." This is the
record of a life which took in parts of
the l'ith and 19th centuries and the
whole of the 18th century. As the
average of human life is increasing in
modern days, it is probable that
some infants now living will continue
to live until the year 2,000t A. D).
They would then be not so old1 as
are a number of persons who have
died considerably exceeding a cen
tury within recent years. It is likely
also that the number of centenarians
in proportion to population will be
much greater during the 20th cen
tury than it has been in the 19th.
We frequently hear the span of hu
man life spoken of as seventy years,
and if it goes to four score it means
labor, weakness and sorrow. But a
still older record in the Bible makes
one hundred and twenty years the
natural period of human life. To
that age Moses lived, and we are
told of him that "his eyes were not
dimmed nor his natural force
abated." 3Many who now die early
from contagious diseases have na
tural vitality which should insure an
advanced age, and will when medical
science learns how to control these
diseases and make them harmlesut
GLEANINGS FROM MANY POINTS.
Important HappeningS, Both Home
and Forelgn, Briely Told.
Two hundred cues of Chinese goods,
which were skipped from long 7.ng, sever
al weeks ago, have artived in and
are now at the grounds of the Cotton tates
and International Exposition, in charge of
the custom house oloials.
The Woman's Building of the Cotton States
and International Exposition will be formal
ly opened on September 19th. The leading
feature of the opening exercises will be the
address by Mrs. Jos. Thompson, President of
the Woman's Board. The C:hairman of the
Committees will make short addresses on
the work of their respective departments.
An orchestra composed of twenty-five young
ladies fronm the Southern Baptist College
will furnish the music for the occasion and
the program will be an attractive one.
Newsy Southern Notes.
There is not an idle mill in North Carolina
save two recently purchased to be equipped.
There are 175,000 strangers in Louisirlle,
Ky.. it is said, attending the G. A. B. en
campment, and 50,000 more are looked for.
A wheat convention is in progress .at
Nashville, Tenn., to see to the betterment of
the cultivation and the marketing of this
product. Many prominent men are present.
At Little Rock, Ark., the State editors'
convention organized the DemocraticBi-Xe
tallic League of Arkansas, favorable to free
silver at 16 to 1. -
Thomas Westmoreland, sentenced to be
hanged at Paris, Tex., September 13th, for
the murder of Robert Green, July 15 1893
was respited by President Cleveland until
The National flag was raised Sunday with
appropriate ceremonies in the presence of
several thousand people at Camp Daniel S.
Lamont, Chickamauga Chattanooga Nation
al Military Park.
The disastrous effect of the freeze in
Florida last winter is shown by an estimate
of the State's orange crop. which is placed at
100,000 boxes, agamnst 5,000,000 boxes the
Wilson Lavender, aged 45, a blacksmith of
Peerless W. Va., was run over near Browns
town, W. Va.,by a Chespeake and Ohio train.
His head, one arm, and one leg were severed
and he was otherwise horribly mangled. He
leaves a widow and three children.
In the case of the prize fighters, who were
arrested at Dallas, Texas, 'Saturday, Chiel
Justice J. Ml. Hurt, of the CouTt of Appeals,
has granted a writ of habeas corpus return
able on the 16th inst. Thesi cases will de.
termine tbe validity of the law licensing
prize fighting in Texas.
Disasters, Accidents, Fatalities.
The little town of Gridley, Kas., isa wreck
with not a single uninjured piguse in its con
finos. Most of the buildings ai all o he
AMi77ad'r orm did
.- vrk. -N,p one0 wE.i~u A31
Five persons were blown to instant death
and three injured by an explksion of dyna
mite at Specht's Ferry, near Dubuque, Ia.
The dead are: Edward Latshaw. Mrs. Ed
ward Latshnw. his wife; Ray Latshaw, aged
12, their son; Matt Latshaw. aged 6,.their
son; Hans Bjornstad. A boy firing at a target
near the shanty caused the explosion.
At Wilmington, Del., 100 women and girls,
employees of the Diamond Match Co.. struck
on Monday for an increase in wages. The
factory was forced to suspend operations.
Westminste~r church, Minnen polis, was gut
ted by an incendiary lIre; loss $150,000. The
congregation is the wealthiest and largest of
the Presbyterian denomination in the State.
The President has issued an order placing
book binders in all branc'hes of the Govern
ment P'rinting Oflehe-notably the Treasury
--under the eivil sorvice on the same foot
ing with those in the main oimee.
Secretary Lamont has ordered the light
battery of artillery stationed at Fort Riley,
Kan., to Chickamanga to participate in the
dedication of the battlelield. This will be the
only battery detailed from the west to take
part in the dedication, the other troops all
coiing from the department of the cast.
At Washington. D. C.. Benjamin F. Myers,
twnty years old, was almost instantly killed
Monday in a ball game. He was sliding to
second base in an ameteur match when the
baseman sprang into the air to catch a thrown
ball. H~e dropped oni Myers. his body fall
ing on the youing man's neck and disloca
ting his spine.
The Trades' Union Congress at Cardiff
passed a resolution protesting against Em
peror William's interference with the liberty
11 the press.
The Vladiovostock corespondent of the
Novoe Vremyn says that 'eholera is raging in
China and there are daily 2.000 deaths from
the disease in Pekin.
At Grand Haven, Mich., Mary I. Pierce.
aged 13,who has been on trial for the murder
o her mother~this morning was found guilty
of mnslaughter. She was sentenced to the
Indstrial School for Girls at Adrian
until she is 21 years old. This Is the murder
for which George Chesbro. thegirl's nephew,
was senteneed to life imprisonment at Jack
son a month ago. Chesbro's brother testi
fled against the girl. .
At Helena, Mont., an earthquake
shok was experienced at 12:25 Friday morn
ing. It lasted about three seconds and was
distinctly felt all over the city. No reports
of damage so far received.
At 01(1 Forge, N. Y., Saturday. Benjamin
Harrison M'-Kee hold his little cousin, Rus
ill Harrison's daughter, who fell over the
ock, above water till his grandfather, the
s-President. carfie and resened her.
In the Wim bledon cup rifle contest at Sea
irt, Saturday. S. T. Scott. of the Engineer
Corps of the District of Columbia, with the
aigh score of 135 out of a p)ossible 150. heat
he score of 116 made last year by Peter Fin
sgan. of the Sixty-ninth Regiment.
The attendance at Sheepshead Bay Race
rack on Tuesday was small, owing to the
rreat counter attraction, the yacht race.
Ce card had hut one feature, the Flatbush
stakes of the cash value of $3.000, and they
were won handily by the favorite, Requital.
Twenty Women WIdows.
Twenty women are widows and fifty
hildren fathe'iess by a disastrous fire in the
)seola mini' at Houghton, Mich. Most
itiful s*.rnes rebeing hourly witnessed in
he vi:'inity of the shafts that have not yet
ee searche.l. bcerc'le women and child
en elingium to the spot in the desperate hope
hat som-: loved form may yet emerge from
The '-ahle of exports for the !I9e:l
rear just closed exceeds thec imprk
nr nver $10nO0nna0nn.
Of the South Carolina Weather and
Observer Bauer issued the following
Weather-Crop Bulletin for the past
The weather conditions, were, on
the whole, very favorable for outdoor,
seasonable work and for maturing
Cotton continues to be unfavorably
reported from all portions of the State
and rust with shedding is mentioned
iin eyery report received; its growth
has practically stopped, and in many
places the plant has matured and is
dying; a few report too rank growth
of weed, and boll worms have ap
peared on rich lands in Orangebuig
county; bolls are opening rapidly and
picking is general, except in the ex
treme western and northern portions
of the State, where it is about to begin.
The weather was favorable for picking
during the greater portion of the
week. The hot sun wilted cotton
In the extreme southwestern por
tions corn is being housed, and in the
northwestern fodder-pulling is just
ending. It has been too dry for late
corn in the northern tier of counties
from Ghesterfield westward, but gen
erally late corn is filling out very well.
Boiling molasses from sorghum and
sugar cane was the work of the week
over considerable portions of the State
and the yield is reported to be of good
quality and very satisfactory in
The showers in the eastern portion
of the State interfered with the rice
harvest which is progressing slowly.
There is eomplaint that upland rice
is not heading satisfactory in some of
the more southern counties, but gen
erally it is doing well. No upland rice
Peanuts are being gathered and the
few correspondents naming this crop
agree that it is yielding well.
Peas are being gathered, some state
that the vines are shedding their leaves
where planted with corn, but the crop
generally has done well. Is needing
rain in a fow places.
Sweet potatoes are improving very
much with the prevailing hot weather,
and the crop will be much larger
than anticipated during the summer.
Turnips are receiving considerable
attention; some fields have been re
sown, others are doing nicely.
Late gardens are needing rain in
the upper portions of the State, but
along the coast winter vegetables
and green peas, beans, etc., are do
ing very well, except there-has been
"i~t~ Too much xaa-u those sec
I ands bei pred for winter
oats in Lexington County.
The Sheriff's Ruse.
A deputy sheriff yesterday started
from the Receiving Hospital with two
-insane men who hid been committed
to the asylum at Ukiah.
"You had better take some along to
help you unless you want to have some
trouble," suggested one of the police
snreous. "Two men I should think
would be too many for you."
"Not much. It is easier to take
two men than one. i'll show you how
I do it."
The deputy led the man, who imag
ined he was King of England, to ono
side and confidedl to him:
"Your Majesty, thatt man over
ilhere,"indicating the man who thought
his head was an eight-day clock, "is
as crazy as a bedb~ug, and is liable to
hurt sonme of your subjects if he gets
loose. I want you to help me take
care of him till I can lock him up in
"That's an unseemly occupation for
the King of England. Bah! At tendc
ant to the insane !" remarked the dis
gnsted monarch. "Blut I will do it.
I like adventure. You will take due
prca-.ution to conceal my identity or
your head will be the price of your
The deputy whispered to the human
"Do von see that fellow over
there?" indicating the king. -'Well,
he's crazy, and if you don't keep your
face toward him he's lhable to step
your hands and touch off your alarm.
Now, I want you to help me watch
him till I can land himi in the asylum.
Then you can run right along.
When the deputy left the hospital the
king and the clock had locked arms
and were hanging to each other dles
perately. The dcynty smoked and
read all the way to Ukiah, while the
insane men took care of each other
San Francisco Post.
The Salmon Crop Short.
At the beginning of this season it
seemed as though the Columbia River
(Oregon) salmon pack would be phe
nomuenal; but the plethora of fine fish
at the opening has been succeeded by
a slackness in the run such as has
never before been experienced on the
river. A week ago the packing pros
pects seemed to have utterly collapsed.
Possibly the fish may become more
plentiful toward the close of this
montb, but this season's product will
ba comparatively small, at the best.
The qualitI of the salmon, however,
has been remarkably good.
Here-lity in llorses.
When Jim Wicks, the man-eating
stallion from San Jose, fell backward
and broke his neck, he did the very
best thing he could have done. The
horse was evidently crazy, and it is
well that he can no longer hand down
to his progeny the crazy streak which
made him so dangerous. He had ne
more right to live than a wild, un
tamed, man-eating tiger. The qualief
of unrestrained ferocity is best checked
by a pistol bullet. -San Francisco
S3IALLEST OF REPUBLICS.
It Has Forty-six Inhabitants, and the
On the route from the Italian con
tinent to Caprera lies Tavolara, an isl
and a mile wide, which has forty--five
inhabitants. King Charles Albert of
Piedmont made Paul, the head of the
Bartoloni family, owner, King and
abso!ute ruler of the place in 1836.
For forty-six years he managed his
little kingdom admirably; and, dying,
he expressed the wish that the isl
SMALLEST REPUBLIO IN THE WOMrM.
anders should be allowed to govern
themselves. The experiment proved
successful, and Tavolara was declared
a republic in 1886, while two years
later the State was formally recog
nized by the Italian Government. its
President is elected for five years, and
its public officials give their services
free of charge. Women have the
privilege of voting as well as men.
Once the island had a narrow escape
of be oming the site of a - gambling
casino like that of Monte Carlo. Cer
tain British speculators desired to ac
quire the place for this purpose, and
the proposal was likely to be Anter
tained, but the Government ultimately
prohibited the sale. On the island
there is a peculiar breed of wild goats
whose jaws and teeth are covered with
a golden enamel. It is believed that
this is derived from the water on the
island, which contains a large quan
tity of mineral matter.-New York
A Curious Balance.
Experiments with the hydrometre
as a chemical balance have been made
by an English chemist, Mr. H. T. Phil
lips, and have resulted in a simple in
strument that is useful for certain
purposes. Gilded brass bulbs are
screwed to an aluminum stem, floated
in water in a glass cylinder, and kept
upright in the centre of the vessel by ,
two arms moving on perpendicular
. guide ro
and a movab e needle is attached to
one of the guide rods. I& weighing
out a defiaite quantity, the weight -is.
first placed in the pan. The guide
rod needle is then moved opposite the
needles of the arms, the weight is re
moved, and the substance to be
weighed.is gradually dropped into the
pan until the stem smks to the point
indicated. The range of weight that
can be recorded is limited, and with
the delicacy, depends upon the stem
of the float.-Trenton (N. J.) Amer
It is very seldom that so lux.
uriant a growth of hair as that
illustrated is met with in' Australia,
the summer beat, it is believed,
AN EXTniAORDINARYT GROWTH OF HAB.
causing decay and loss on many beads.
The length of the hair in our picture
is five feet four inches, and its color
bright auburn. The lady, who resides
in Melbourne, is a native of Anckland,
New Zealand.-San Francisco Chron
But Little Difference.
The hero of Ro- | The hero of to-day.
iN TilE SECOND CONTESr VAL
KYRIE CRIPPLES DEFENDER
And Wins by Only 47 Seconds. Pro
test Was Entered and Decided in
the American's Favor.
THE SECOND RACE.
In Manoeuvering for Position The V&16
kyrie Cripples Defender and Wins
by a few Seconds Under Protest.
Close jockeying between the Brtish and
American eombi-ants for the America's MI
in the sfecond race off Sandy Hook on Tues
day resulted in an accident to the Americar
boat whieh spoiled the race. Fifteen thou
sand persous. on steamboats, tugs, stean
yacfhts and ocean steamers, sent up a groar
of disappointment when that beautiful alum
inum and bronze creation was crippled
before their eyes. While no one suspectu
the owner of the viaiting yacht of such un
sportsmanlike conduct as intentionally foul
ing the Yankee yacht, yet the way he raked
his great steel boom over the deck and tor(
down the other fellow's rigging, and then
sailed away at his best pace over the course,
was not pleasant to patriotic Americans to:
conteiiplate. The boats in jockeying for th(
line had shown the prettiest work that ha
yet been seen and when the jockeying result
ed in the Valkvrie obtaining the windward
position.as the two boats headed for th(
line, there were murmurs of disappointment
in the crowd, when it was discovered that
the Valkyrie had the windward position
Both finally approached flie sfaring liff
wfth Valkvrie leading and to the windward
of the Defender. Had both held theircourse
there would have been no trouble, but the
anxiety of the British skipper to get his boai
over the line flrst and to windward of thq
enemy made it a question if he would noi
cross before the starting gun sounded. Tc
prevent such a predicament the Valkyri(
bore away a trifle, and eased out her sheets,
The main boom of the Britishers swept ovei
the deck of the Defender, carrying away thf
top-mast shroud on the starboard side and
tearing out the jaws of the spreader. The
top-mast cracked and wa.3 badly sprung,
Just as the crash came the starting signal
was given and Valkyrie sped away like a
Defender was luffed in the wind, the top
sail lowed, the wreckage removed and 'Mr.
Isleln decided to continue the race. Pro
bably a couple of minutes were wasted mak
ing repairs before the boat continued on he
course. A protest flag was displayed and
the committee boat showed an ahswerinj
pennant. Then the gallant Defender and
ner plucky crew went in pursuit of th(
The nianoeuvres by. which the Defendei
endeavored to make the Valkyrie lose he
grip were especially interesting in view o
the subsequent foul which they led to. Aie
the Englishman had secured the muek
coveted position both ba d -
ward the wes . .
~eyond the u . aptan a
then jibbed denly. hoping to get aroun(
3aW Ier windward on Valkyrie befor<
she could o around. But Captain Cran
ne"id jibbed quickly that the relativ,
positions of the two boats remained un
changed. Valkyrie still kept in the weather
This at 10:26:00.
The two boats came back on the starboari
tack toward the starting line. They passed
around one of the big excursion steamers
and then, as time was short, bega I to ap.
proach the line from its westward end,
breaking out their jib top-sails as they dit
so. On came the boats until only a fem
seconds elapsed before the starting gun
Then it was seen that Valkyrie was too nea
the line and was in danger of crossing c
second or two before the gun. She immed
iately began to break away to avoid crossing
All Valkvries sheets were slacked off at onc
to spill her sails and stop her headway,
:Hence camne the foul and its resulting
trouble. There is of course no doubt thai
the responsibility for the accident rests en
tirely with the Valkyrie.
THlE DEFENDER's sPLENDID TACTIcs.
The Defender, with her makoshift shroud
went after the Valkyrie, whic-h wa three
quarters of a mile ahead, when the wind
freshened to 14 miles an hour. Then De
fender began to creep up on her rival. She
was defeated only 3 minutes and 52 seconds
on the first leg. On the second leg of 10
miles she gained 17 seconds, although she
had only a baby-jib top-sail against the Val
kyrie's balloon jib.
The leg was a reach close-hauled with
booms to starboard . This brought the strain
of the Defender's sails on her port shrouds
which were uninjured. and for the first time
during the race, it was possible to sail her to
the best of her ability. She was half a mile
behind the Valkyrie when she rounded the
stake boat, and, and in less than half an hour
-she had cut this distaince down to three
eighths of a mile. She was but 3 minutes
and 52 seconds behind at the second mark.
and during the last ten miles she gained 1
minute and 17 seconds which, deducting the
difference of times at the start, and her al
lowance, made her loser by only 47 seconds.
Valkyrie finished first at 2:55:22. Defender
was 2 minutes. 18 secondls behind at 2:57:40.
The elapsed times were: Valkyrie 3:55:09;
Defender 3:56:25. Valkyrie allows Defender
29 1-10 seconds and Valk~yrie started 1 minute
2 seconds ahead. The corrected times are:
Valkyrie~3:55:09; Defender 3:55:57. Valkyrie
won by 47 seconds, corrected time Defender
made a most remarkable showing under the
circumstances and her Cuperiority was clear
ly marked on every point of sailing. even in
her crippled condition. It is greatly to her
credit that she was defeated by such a small
margin, and had the race be~en ilve miles
longer she would have been the winner, at
the rate at wvhiehi she was overhauling the
The regatta committee will decide the pro
test. It is generally believe d the decision
will be in favor of the Defender.
THE DEFENDER'S PROTEST SUS
Trhe Second Yacht Race Awarded the
The~ regatta committee of the New York
Yahit Club. rendered a decision late Wed
nesdaiy afternoon sustaining Mr. Iselin's
protest against Valkyrie and awarding Tues
dav.'s race to Defender. This result was
r.aeh.,l after deliberations and confe.rences
laisting praically all day. Lord Dunravsn
a.ceptel the decision.
The wood of the aspen is largefy
used in Germany in the manufactur.e
of matches, its great recommendation
b)eing its open structure, ready com
bustibility and freed1om from knots'.
The wood is found abundantly in th.e
United States, where it is used for ilt
tie else than paper pulp. Its vnu
will be greatly enhanced if the G~rt
man estimate of its worth should be~
Caleb Levensaler, of Thomaston, Me., is
near his ii::y-second birthday. but he has
b.en 1t'my eve-ry day in hiis hay-fields and has
done an ad e-rnied moan's share of all the