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VOLUME XXVI1. ACCOMAC C. H., VA., SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 1098. NUMBER 50. i-H" j_?_j_;_;_f,'_j. j put In Uk; lower bid." FANTAN AT MACAO. A POOR GROCER. JOHN S. PARSONS, Attorney-at-Law, Accomac Courthouse, Va. Will practice in all courts of Acco? mac aud North tiuptou Counties. BEN T. GUNTER. Attorney-at-Law, Accomac C. H., Va., Will practice in all the courts of Accomac and Northampton counties S. JAMES TURLINGTON Attorney-at-Law. Offices?Accomac C. H. aud Fair Oaks, Va. Practices in all the courts on the Eastern Shore of Virgiuia. JNO. R. and J. HARRY REW, Attorney s-at-Law. Offices?Accomac C. H. and Parks ley. At Accomac C. H. every Wed? nesday. Will practice In all the courts on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. ROY 1). WHITE, -Attorney-at-Law, Offices: Parksley aud Accomac CH. Practices in all courts of Accomac and Northampton Counties. Prompt attention to all business. NV A KN KU AMES, -Aitorney-at-Law, Offices: Accomac C. H. and Onancock. At Accomac C. H% every Wednesday ?nd Friday. Will practice in all the courts of Accomac ami Northampton counties JOHN K. NOTTINGHAM, J__, - -Atyoknky-at-Law,? Franktown, Va Practices in all the courts on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Will be at Eastville and Accomac C. H. first day of every court and at East? ville every Wednesday. Otho P. Mears. G. Walter Mapp. MFA RS .fe MAPP, -Attorueys-at-Law, ot.ices : Eastville, Northampton County aud . ueumack court House Practice in all courts am he Eastern Shore of Virgiuia. L. FLOYD NOCK, ? ATTORNEY-AT-LAW,? Accomac C. H., Va. Practices in all tue courts on the Eastern Shore ot Virginia. Dr. H. D. LILLISTON, DENTIST. ?Accomack Court House, Va.? Office hours from 9 a. m. too p. m. Will be at Parksley every Tuesday. FRED. E. RUEDIGER ? County Surveyor, Accomac CH, Va. Thoroughly equipped with latest anc best iustruments, oilers his services U he citizens of Accomac County. Will meet all engagements promptly W. G. EMMETT, Notary Public, Belle Haven, Va. PAULDEWEES, Plumber, Steam and Hot Water Fitter, Pocomoke City, Md. College oi William and Mary. William.^! >ur_. Vir_ini;i. Two hundred and fifteenth session begins Sc teniber 17th. 1908. Buildings renovated and newly equippe lighted with electricity and supplied with pa artesian water. Two Coane.: 'li Collegia Course leading to the degree* of B.A., M.A. ai ll. S. r> Normal Course: Tuition free ai board at reduced rates. .Send for catalogue. Lyon G. Tyler, President, M.A., LLD. WM. P. BELL I CO DRUGGISTS, Accomack C. H.. Va., Agents for WATERMAN'S Ideal Fountain Pen STOCK ALWAYS ON HAND. Finest line of STATIONERY on Eastern Shore of V White Hotel and Liver Capt. Wm. T. Mister, Proprietor Hotel. Harry T. White & Son, Proprietor of Livery. Hay and feed dealers?Wholei Grocers and Brokers and Mfr's. age Harry T. White & Son, bloomtown. Va. Hotel Tull New Church, Va., P. O. Massey, Va., L. J. TULL _. SON, Proprie Board at reasonable rates. All trains met. Phone messages promptly att ed to. The patronage of the public licked. FIRST-CLASS LIVERY ..IIcl.I Phones in hotel of Diamond Rti and of Accomac and North? ampton Telephone Co. B. T. GUNTER, President Farmers and united sra Ol Customers extended every accommodation consist? ent with conservative banking. Strictly^ home, institution. We Pay lui On the famous Pikes Peak Cog Railway in Colorado, the steep grades of the mountain necessitate the use of cog wheels to control the train, and vibration often so injures ordinary watches that an expert repairman must readjust them. _t conductor on the Pikes Peak road made a ninety-day tatt of the South Bend Watch last Summer. - No adjustment of the watch was made for the whole period, but at the end of the test, examination showed a variation of less than one-half second per day. Do you think the watch you carry could stand a test like this? ?> ? We will be pleased to show you out line of these watches at any time. Fine Watch repairing?satisfaction in work and prices. Next door below Postoflice. W. J. Neville, Onaneoeh,Va Jake the Painter SttVs For Sale by Parksley Coal 5 Supply Co., PARKSLEY, VA. NEW YORK. PHILA. 8. NORFuLK R.R. Train Schedule in Effect Jan. 6,1908. South-Bound Trains. 47 49 New York . . Philadelphia,. Wilmington . Baltimore ? Delmar ., a.m. . 730 .10 00 . 10 44 . DOO i :jo Salisbury.1 41 Cape Charles . ? . . 4 ito OU'. Point Comfort. ti 28 Norfolk . . (arrive). 7 15 p.m. 900 113 18 36 7 H 3 01 3 10 6 15 8 10 905 p.m. 900 1122 12 05 7 .".2 301 3 10 615 8 10 905 45 p.m 12 2( 301 3 4 ia t. u 7l? p.m. a.m. a.m. S. North-hound Trains. 48 50 Leave a.m. p.m. Norfolk.7 20 6 00 Old Point Comfort. dui 7 00 Cape Charles . . . .10 20 9 IS salisbury.12 57 12 30 Delmar.1 06 12 45 p.m. a.m. io 700 7 11 p.m. 50 p.ir 60 70 9 1 128 13 i _._ y Arrive p.m. a.m. Wilmington .... 3 49 4 10 Philadelphia.4 33 fi 18 Baltimore.5 22 tl 01 New York.7 00 8 00 p.m. a.m. p.m. 1017 1100 ll 86 I IS p.m. E 1 81 8( R. B.COOKE, Traffic Manager. J. G. RODGERS, Svperi-tendo For Sale -AT 5 ale nts. tors. end 80 tH> ute Private Contract Tract of Timber near Pail ter, about 75 acres,?su] posed to cut 750,000 feet ( lumber. Price $3,000.00. Tract of Timber in Wa lops Neck, near Wattsvill 4 miles from Railroad St tion, containing about 2,50( OOO feet?very desirab tract. 8 la rg e raft Horses, fro 7 to 12 years old. For tartha, particulars write call on E. S. PARSONS, Parksley, Va, W. C. PARSONS, Cashier. VERNON HUNTON, Asst, ('ashier. Merchants National Bank IES GOVERNMENT DEPOSITORY, .LEY, VA. _k M The smallest depositor re ceivea as prompl and courteous, treatment as the largest. Managed entirely by our home people. ;erest oo Time Deposits. Established in 1st,.. C. S. Schermerhorn 8c Son, Receivers, Shippers, Dealers, Grain, Hay and Mill Feeds, Seed Oat-, Linseed Meal, Cotton Seed Meal Gluten Feed, Also Distributor- of the Purina Poultry Feeds. 127 AND 129 CHEAPSIDE, Near Pratt Siren. - - BALTIMORE, MD. The Parksley Manufacturing Co., Inc, RETAILERS AND JOBBERS OF ALL KINDS OF < rBUILDERS SUPPLIES'*^ In faet we can furnish everything in the most up-to-date building- from the foundation to th I roof. We also make a specialty of contracting for HOUSE BUILDING and will guarantee satisfaction. We eau furnish the Famous Florida Heart Shingle* made from Galt Cypress at right prices. Weare agents for th6 BEMIS TRANSPLANTER, the one that has taken the prize over all others. We carry FARMING UTENSILS of all kinds. The most up-to-date COOK STOVES and Ranges and Cooking Ware. A fine line of nickle goods always on hand. In the BUILDING MATERIAL LINE we can furnish ex.ras and estimates on short notice. We have the best lines of PAINT and Painters Supplies that is on the market, and many other things in our line too numerous to mention. In fact we have the most up to-dau Btore of its kind on the Shore. Call and see our store and thi. will convince von ot these facts. We are manufacturers of all kinds of LUMBER and BARREL MATERIALS and retailers and jobbers of all kinds of FEED, sueh BS Corn, Hay. Middlings, Pian &c. PARKSLEY, VIRGINIA. Watch This Space If you want the best at the lowest possible prices in Marine and Stationary Gasoline Engines, Batteries, Whistles, Propellers, Spark Plugs, Carburetors, and other Motor Boat Supplies. Write or phone to Edwin T. <_7WcMath, Onlej^, Va. Jobber and Manufacturers' Sales Agent. Karrriers Attention. ?Call on us for? FERTILlZERS = = Best grades and at lowest margin of piofil. f-j^dyY?*=^est grades, at lowest prices and in quantities to suit. Potato Bed Glass. Farmers Supplies Generally. fey Hay delivered to anyone in car load lota at any railroad station o: Eastern Shore J. AV. BARNES, Bloxom, Va. E. W.^POLK, MERCHANT TAILOR, Pocomoke City, Md. $c_?r*Will visit Accomac C. H., every court day. lor tkSprjfJof1908 there are to be fouri_iR popular DOWMDISi SHOES .NEW AND ORIGIAIAL DESIGNS WE CREATE- AOT IMITATE $3.00 &3.50 $4.0o Saving thc Company. By CARLETON HAZZARD. J Copyrighted, UM, by Associated ? Literary Press. After a lung line <>f Incompetent ttesograpbers Bradley congratulated ilmself when Alice Pullet tunk her .lace at the typewrite, desk, and as hough by magic tbe crooked places were made straight So quietly did thc girl slip Into the routine Of the office and so unosteuta tlouily did tbe accomplish result, that Arthur Bradley did not realize all that the was doing. He had only the plctis iiit feeling that at last the office was ?nuning straight, and, uianllke, he took tue credit to himself. It had been u struggle to get the of Bce going at all, for tbe' linn wns In opposition to the trust, ami ererytbing possible was done to break wyt tho newly established brancb otlice. More than .mee Bradley had narrow? ly escaped some trap laid for him, hut foi' every blow struck at him he gave huck an good. The letters from th.; bome Office were encouraging ami Inti? mated that If he would lound (nit the Hist year there would he au increase of salary as well as the present of a block of stock. The biggest feather tu his cap was when thc bone otlice turned over to him the task of securing a contract for some f2,000,t ., worth of material. "Such big contracts are usually han? dled from thc h.>me office," he explain? ed to Ailee Puller ss lu- gave her the ' letter with Instructions to place lt In J the private letter tile lu the safe. If ; they turn this matter over to me It Is B Sign that they have faith in my Judg- i ment. It's going to be a ticklish mat? ter to figure on nil that material at a price that will be low enough to cap? ture the contract and atm give us ns much of | profit as possible." "They probably realize that you are erase to the contract, and they know thnt they cnn trust you," answered Alice. "It tahows that this branch is becoming Important." She went quietly nbout her work, but there was u happy light In lier eyt s, for she wus ns much pleased at this sign of confidence as was Bradley himself. Alice wa. not a girl of Impulses, but ene lind come to have more than a lik? ing for Brndloy, nnd she took a pride lu his success. The week that followed was a busy one. Bradley figured far Into the nigh: on the problems of cost, and each mon,lug he gave to Alice the results of his work, to lie tabulated on the ma? chine nnd flied in the safe until the figures should be complete. It wus weary work with all the specifications and blanks, but at last the estimate was complete, and Bradley took it .on to New York in person for the ap? proval of the bome office. lie was Jubilant on his return. The president of the company had congrat? ulated liim on the excellence of his wink and had hinted that the new London office might be opened soon with Bradley in charge. Hut the Jubilation was short lived, for two days later a long letter came from the New York otlice Instructing the bramli to alter the estimates in accordance with a set of figures some LO per cent In advance of the original estimate. "Here's a Job for you," growled Bradley ns he took the paper tc Alice's desk. "I'll have to do as th. home otlice snys, but it's throwinj away the contract nnd my chance ol promotion." "Are you certain that lt is the ordei of the New York otlice?" asked Allc( ns she tonk irp the sheets. "You know that this contract will mean a groa deal to the trust if they are able U take lt away from us. It means i great deal more to us to retain it." "That's Just it," complained Bradley "They know that If we lose this con tract we lose our tight for nu Independ ent existence ami shall have to sell ou to the trust at their own price. If w get lt, lt will mean that we can bea them and hold our own. Yet the, raise my figures." "And lt would be worth a great el fort to beat us," went on Alice. "Sui pose that the trust people had som one planted in the home otlice wh could copy the figures and send thei to the trust officers. Suppose, to< that they supplied the people with oil letter heads and envelopes. We woul be unsuspicious and change the bid i accordance with instructions, only t find out that we had been duped afb the bids had been opened nnd the coi tract awarded to the trust. I thin you will find that they have bid on! -lightly lower than this, but muc higher than your original figures." "That's possible," admitted Bradle "I'll Wire the home otlice and find out "And warn the traitor in the oflb that his plans have been discovered' reminded Alice. "They will then b below your figures and get the contra anyway. It would be best to hold ( nnd take chances by yourself. It w be the only way to hold the contract "If I only could be sure," exclaim* Bradley. "But I can't net on me guesswork." "This ls something more than gue? work," insisted Alice. "In the flt place, this letter ls mailed from I Madison square station. That ls In t building in which the trust has i main office. Our letters all come frc ihe Wall street station, four or fi miles away and nearest our offli They nre using the same make typewriter President Hammond's i nogrnphcr uses, but it ls not the sal mr.chiue. On the letters from our i flee there ls a piece broken from t cross of every 't.' " "I think you are right!" cried Bri ley as he compared tw^tetters, "Wt pop in the original est iTn ie, aud wh they c..pie t0 Open the bi.ls out < trust friends will have a dozen lits." "Bul answer thia letter and say tl changes have I ?? ii made Id the bid accordance with Instructions aud t' the bid has been lubml ttl," direct Alice, Then tbe traitor will not : come alarmed and notify the trust "You're the general," cried Bradley Kimi tingly. "I am only the second in lommand until this ls straightened ont. Do Just as you please." That evening a letter went to the ionic ollice reporting that the changes iad been made ns directed, but Brad? dy personally took to the office of the contracting company the original bid. Two days later a long telegram ar? rived from the bend office demanding the explanation of the changes to which Bradley made reference, it wns Alice who wrote the telegram In reply, explaining what those changes were, and who wrote the second message de? claring it to bs Impossible to niter the hld to the old figures, as they directed by wire. The next inorning President Ham? mond stamped into the office shortly after Bradley had come in. "I cunio out on the fast train to see what lt all means," he cried. "You have ruined the company by letting yourself be fooled In this fashion." For reply Bradley brought out the letter he lind received. It startled Hammond, for beyond question it was on the paper of th*; company and not 00 a cheal) Imitation. Ile sighed us he laid it down. "I suppose that you cannot be blamed," he said dispiritedly, "but it means thnt the company is smushed by a trick of the trust." "Not yet," declared Bradley, with a laugh. "Miss Tuner's quick eyes saw through the trick. We took a chunce and put In the original bid. I think you will find that we are the lowest bidders, for the trust felt snfe in keep? ing up their bill." "If we win, you can have the Lon? don office next month," declared Ham? mond. "Excuse me u moment," said Bradley as be slipped out to the outer office. "It's a go," he announced beamingly. "Miss Puller says that she will corne? as Mrs. Bradley." "Rather sudden?" asked Hammond. "lt's sudden only in the recent real? ization that I have loved her ever since she came into the otlice," explained Bradley. "It took this crisis to force I the fact home." Alice looked In at the doorway. "Ihe Wallington people telephone that your estimate has won the con? tract," she reported demurely, and to her great embarrassment Bradley kissed her under the approving eyes of the president of the company. "We've tricked the tricky trust," h( cried, "and we're going to London or our honeymoon." "On my yacht," added the president "We can't do too much for the gir whose clever brain saved the company You're a lucky man, Bradley." "Don't I know it?" cried Bradley "I knew It first." Lungs and Long Life. One of the most remarkable cases o longevity on record wns that of ai Englishman born In 1483, whose dell cate appearance made all the doctor give him up when he wns In the era die. His chest wns so narrow, say the report, that he seemed to havedlf Acuity in breathing. Well, this youn moribund, condemned by the d(xtor to die lu short order, died in ltiol a the age of 109. He saw the reign o ten kings. Secundl Hango, consul o Yenice ut Smyrna, meusured only fl] ty-eeven centimeters around the ches1 and one of his lungs was dlseaset Nevertheless he lived to the age c Ho years. He wns married five time and had forty-nine children. When h wns 100 years old he got his wlsdoi teeth. When he was 110 his ha! turned black again. At 112 his ey< brows nnd his beard turned black. Lucky In Ona Way. "The late Valerian Qribayedoff," sal a Chicago art editor, "wns one of tl first American newspaper sketch ai lsts. On that SCCOUnt he leaves b hind him a famous nnme. As Gribay doff said himself the last time I vi ited him In Paris, his fame was di not to his great artistic skill, but his luck in coming first. And he adde with a laugh, thnt lt was always luci to come early mid avoid the rush, 1 stnncing the case of a restaurant < the Bottle Mich, In thc Latin quatta where a young poet had n large turei of soup spilled over his coat one eve ing. The walter, in response to t savage outcries of the poet, said go naturedly: " 'Oh, well, you needn't alarm yoi self, sir. There's no harm done. O Foup never stains after half past 7.'' All In Red. Thc playwrights over their supper lobster boasted. "I," said the greata of them, with a complacent glance the two pure pearls lu his shirt fro "decree the color of every actre frock." That is carrying the regard for < tail too far," said a playwright W had failed. "Not B blt of lt," said the other. ' I didn't decide on the color of I dresses file stage manager won Why, that must always be done. <) ciwise, in their overmastering des to draw all eyes to themselves, ev. actress would wear bright red. In i first play the frocks were forgotten the general excitement, and at the fi dress rehearsal all six actresses ca on In thc discovery scene In scai gowns."?New York Tress. Even Buds Grow Old. According to a government botar at Washington, there ls reason to Hove that buds shnre In the grow old of the parent plant. He lllustra his meaning lu this way: Suppose average life of an individual plat say a tree?to be 100 years; then a I removed when the parent plant ls fi yenrs old will also be virtually fi years of agc nnd If transplanted grafting will be able to live on graft only fifty years more. She Knew. Applicant?No, ma'am; I coule work In a house where there were c dren. Mrs. Keephouse? But we ad' Used for a girl who understood c dren. Applicant?I do understand ' ma'am. That's why I won't w where they nre?Illustrated Bits. Thy purpose firm ls equal to deed.?Young. Gambling Houses of the Monte Carlo of the East. Macao, a Portuguese Chinese port at the mouth of the Canton river, lu Ubina, is the Monte Curio of the cast One must walt until evening to see tho famous "fantail" houses. The Interi? ors are brilliantly lighted with oil lamps (for Macao boasts neither elec? tricity nor gas) and furnished with cost? ly < anton blackwood elaborately curved and upholstered In velvet There aro two floors. The cooly class remains on the ground floor, where the actual games take place, but in the room above, immediately over the table In the room below, there Is a square "well" with a rall around it and a narrow table furnished with betting books and pencils, cigarettes, etc. The visitor may take u seat and look down at the game, which really seems fair and simple. A man sits at tho head of the table with a huge heup of brass "cash" before him and a slender wand in his hand. He takes up a handful of the coln and puts lt on tho table, covering lt with a brass hat Then the betting begins, the bets being laid on the number 1, 2, 3 or 4, after which the banker takes up the hat and counts out the cash lu fours, separat? ing them with his cane, tho number left when the last "four" is removed being tho subject of the betting. These houses, numerous as they are, make an enormous Income aud are a source of large revenue to Macao.?Exchange. JAPANESE PAGODAS. Enormous Pendulums Render Thesis OW Structures Earthquake Proof. The only old structures In Japan which seem to be earthquake proof ara the pagodas, which were eic ted before the temples. There are m..ny H are 700 or SOO years old i nd as solid as when first built. There is a reason for this, and lt lies in their construction. A pagado ls practically a framework of heavy tim? bers which starts from a wide base aud Is in Itself a substantial structure, but rendered still more stable by a peculiar device. Inside the framework aud suspended from the upex ls a long, heavy beam of timber two feet thick or uk.re. This hangs from one end of the four sides. Four more heavy timbers, aud if the pagoda be very lofty still more timbers, arc added to these. The whole forms an enormous pendulum, which reaches within six inches of the ground When the shock of an earthquake rocks the pagoda the pendulum swings in unison and keeps the center of grav? ity always at the base of the frame? work. Consequently the equilibrium of the pagoda ls never disturbed, and this ls the explaniflon of the greal age of uiany of them, when from theil height one would suppose them to b( peculiarly susceptible to the effects ol the earthquake. of 'St at ut. ss' le ho ?if :he ld. th I re rsl ms ?let Franco and Fourteen. So far as France is concerned, lt li the number fourteen that has played i conspicuous and portentous part lu hei history'. On May 14, 1.54, the Buo d< la Ferronnierre was enlarged by ordei of Henri H., and four times fourteci years later Henri IV. was nssasslnatet there by Havalllac?namely, on Mai 14, 1610. Henri had lived four tlmei fourteeu years, fourteeu weeks am four times fourteen days?that ls, fifty six years and five mouths. Then Hen rl's son, Louis XIII., died May 14 1043. the same day aud month as hi father. And 10-13 added togethe equals fourteen, just as laV>3, the yea of the birth of Henri IV., equals four teen. I/nils XIV. ascended the thron 1043, which, added together, equal fourteen, and similarly the year of hi death (171.1 equals fourteen.?Londo T. T. 0. Kept Them All on Edge. One of the favorite devices of Lor Nelson when ships were cruising 1 company wns to signal to a give craft that Lieutenant Smith or Sta Engineer Brown or Captain of Mi rlnes Jones was to take charge, on tb assumption that all his superior o fleers on board had been put out < action. The author of "Trafalgar K< fought" says that the result was vei good, for no one knew when he tnlgl be called upon to take command, an every one therefore made a point < trying to make himself fit to can out the duty should it ever be assign* to him. kltt be? ing tea tlie it - md fu? m? ier the In't ba? rer hil em. 'Oa? tt* Selfish Etiquette. Some rules lu an old book on e quette seem to encourage a praett commonly called "looking out for N 1." Here are two of them: Wheu cake ls passed do not ting each piece, but with a quick glance ? lect the best. Never refuse to taste of a dish t cause you are unfamiliar with lt you will lose the taste of many a de cacy while others profit by your abs nence, to your lastjug regret Not Superstitious. "Do you believe in ghosts?" ask the mau who resents all superstition "No, suh," answered Erastus Pin ley. "An' all I's hopln' is dat di ghos'es will lemme stay dat way 'st o' comiu' aroua' tryIn' to convince mi ?Washington Star. A Different Proposition. Pompous Director (hotly)-Why ( you refuse to give my son a fi chance to show what he could tl Don't you hei le ve in Introducing you blood in the business? Superintend* -I do, but uot young bloods.?Puck. Out of the Usual. "I have something novel in the tc of a melodrama." "State you case." "The blacksmith ls a rascal, wt the banker is as honest as the day long!"?Louisville Courier-Journal. Outspoken. Mrs. Garrulous?I was outspoken my sentiments at the club this afl noon. Her Husband?I can't belii you. Who outspoke you. my dear London Mail. Happy ls the man who does all good be talks of.?Italian Proverb. Audubon's Lame Attempt to Succeed aa a Merchant. It ls not generally remembered that the worldwide reputation of Audubon as a naturalist Incidentally is due to his failure to establish himself perma? nently as a Mlssourl^croeery merchant and denier In the boM brands of Ken* tucky whisky. In 1810 he and Ferdinand Uozler of St Genevieve loaded a keel boat at Louisville, Ky., with 310 barrels of whisky aud groceries nnd started down the Ohio nnd Mississippi to St. Gene? vieve to open a grocery store. The trig was made during the winter, and the streams were so full of Ice thnt tho boat was drawn up against the bank and winter quarters were established Just below Cape Girardeau. When St Genevieve was reached, after the open? ing of navigation, the firm of Audu? bon & Boater opened their store and did a prosperous business. But the business was done by Rozier, for Au? dubon preferred the woods to the coun? ter and devoted more of his time to sketching and stuning birds than he did to marketing the 310 barrels of Kentucky bourbon or any other gro? ceries. This led to a dissolution of the partnership. On April ll, 1811, Audu? bon, convinced of his unfitness for business, sold out to Rozier and took up the work for which he was better titted than any one who had lived be? fore or who has lived since and from a fourth rate grocer became the groat ornithologist. The grocery business which Audubon abandoned grew until finally it "extended throughout ali of Lo isl \&."?Kansas City Star. I - | A WCkaAN OF QUICK WIT. I Suv c B. Anthony Never Lacked a Ready Reply. Few lives so lend themselves to dra , malle na nation as Susan B. Anthony's, says the Delineator. It ranged front tragedy ro comedy, with scattered bits of melodran.a, she ever lu the center of the stage. With her everything was always Intensely realistic?not acting. Miss Anthony had a peculiar faculty of condensing a whole speech into il single sentence. For instance, when she heard men lamenting that the pro? fession of teacher was uot respected art much as the other professions, "Do you not see that so long ns society says woman has not brains enough to be a doctor, lawyer or minister, but hui plenty to be a teacher, every man of you who coudesceuds to teach tacitly admits before all Israel and tho sun that be has no more brains than a wo? man?" And wheu Horace Greeley said to her at Albany, "You know tho bal? lot and bullet go together?if you vote, are you ready to fight?" instantly she retorted, "Yes, Mr. Greeley, Just as you fought lu the late war?at the point of a goose quill!" Again, when she was talking on divorce and the Rev. A. D. Mayo, thinking to annihilate her, said, "You are not married; you have no business to be discussing marriage," "Well, Mr. Mayo," she answered, "you are not a slave; suppose you quit lec? turing on slavery!" His Support. A young colored man in Washington [ who passed with credit a civil service examination was Immediately certified i for appointment to the treasury de . partment. Ills old mother, a darky of the antebellum type, insisted upon ac? companying him to witness his taking of the oath of office. When the official 1 ! charged with the swearing In of the new clerk put to him the usual formula with reference to "supporting the con ,, stitutlon of the United States" the old lady's eyes were seen to bulge with as? tonishment. But she said nothing till she and her son were outside, when, turning to him, she solemnly observed; I "1 didn't wanter say nothln' In there, ' Joe, but 'deed, honey, I don't see how youse geln' to Biippote de United States ^ wheu you ain't been able till now to suppote your folkses."?St. Paul Plo* n neer Press. Bird Structure. Birds belong to the vertebrates, or L backboned animals. They aro dlstln . gulshed from the rest of tho verte? brates by the graceful outlines of their bodies, by their clothing of feathers, t toothless jaws and the fore Umba, or , wings, being adapted to flying. Nature . has made many wonderful provisions lu the bird, especially in the formation |\ and arrangement of the booen. These are compact and iu many case* hollow, thus combining lightness with strength. The first boue of the backbone ls so ^ freely jointed to the skull that birds ,e can turu their heads around and look 0 directly back. ef Alms From a Tomb. q. A remarkable custom which has been uninterruptedly In force for 300 ^ years ls yearly observed at Ideford, a or secluded parish a few miles from _. Chudleigh. It ls that of picking up _. alms from the donor's tomb In tho churchyard. The rector aud chureh ? j warden stand at one end of the tomb, upon the Ant top of which they place . coins. The recipients of the charity come up one by one to tho other eud ' of the tomb and pick up the money.-* London Standard. lld dr They're All Old. "I am about," said the speaker, "to tell a story which I believe ls new to most of you." "Gee," Interrupted a little man at the end of the banquet hall, "that fel? low would believe anything!"?Chicago [0? Record-Herald. ng_ Mt ? ?"?"?'? ' A Mountain of Alum. In China, twelve and a half miles from the village of Liouchek, there ls a^ a mountain of alum which In addition to being a natural curiosity ls a source ? of wealth for the Inhabitants of the Je country, who dig from lt yearly tons of alum. The mountain is not less i than ten miles In circumference at Its : base and has a height of 1,040 feet ' The alum ls obtained by quarrying largo blocks of stone, which are first heated in great furnaces nnd then lit f? Vttt9 filletl witu boiling water. Thc alum crystallizes out and forms a layer about six Inches lu thickness. This layer is subsequently broken up Into Uw blocks weighing about ten pounds each. . .