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134; A Family Newspaper:--Devoted to Local and General Intellig^e. Agriculture and Advertising-Independent on all Subjects.-.Sutascription. One Dollar per Annum, in Advance. 1898. VOL. 52, INTO, 19, Desiring to deal in H A R D W A R E exclusively in the Aituro, we login today closing out at cost for tlio spot cash, our GENERAL MfcUCHANDIbi. DEPARTMENT. \Vc need the two buildings entirely for our H A R D W A R E BUSINESS, . ns we wish to establish n flrst-clnss one. We have :i big lino of Dry Goods, all new and desirable, viz: Muslins, Calho, Flannels, Tick Giflghnm, lablo Linen, Dress Goods. Ladies Vests, Hose, Corsets, Ac.; Men's Undershirts Drawers, Hose, Suspenders, Collars, Neckties, Gloves, and nrticles too numerous to mention. "VVe call especial attention to our STOCK OF SHOES for Gents, Ladies and Children, including a brand new line oi' Allnutt 4* Moodv's Fine Shoes for Ladies, .Misses and Babies. We have a big lot of QUEEN ANNE'S RAILROAD CO, SCHKDUt.K IN Ul'FECT JAN. 31, ISOS. in sizes 35, 36. and 37, and we sell them Glass, Tin and Enamel "Ware. J3TTITS at less than COST. Also China, Come and see ns and help us to establish a first-class · HARDWARE STORE IN DENTON-, ivc hrwe a srood one now; but will have R better one in the spring. We linye a fine assortment of IlEATINl\ and UOOK STOVES. In cook stoves we - " ;oods, and niv ex- yo« a No. 3 For first-class sell Bibb's, Sheppard's and Linbhrndt. McDowell Co.'s goods, ai elusive agents tor these manufacturers in Denlon. We will soil yc Cook Stove as low us SI0.50; mid Heaters ns low as $3.25. Foi goods, we will not be undersold by anyone. Stewart Brothers, dec2-3m. DENTON, MARYLAND. TUNIS' MILLS, TALBOT COUNTY, MD M -MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS IN ALL KINDS OF- Lumber and Building Material. Shipments made direct by vessel to all points on navigable water, to inland points by rail. Sara Money by Purchasing Direct from Mannfacturers, , North, Carolina Pine, Our Specialty! WE DEFY COIPETITIOK IN CYPRESS SHINGLES. Saw Mill Daijy Capacity, 20,000 feet. Plaining Mill Daily Capacity, 40,000 feet. STATE AGENTS FOR J^^Correspondence solicited. Orders promptly filled. FARMERS! Look to Your Merest ai?d Get Our Prices Before Eastward. [BALTO.FERRY Leav. P. Al. 300 Arrv. P.M. 530 Lcnve A. M. 546 Arrive A. M. 8 15 BALTIMORE TO QUEENST'N. "Westward. Arrive A. M. 10 eo Leave. A. M. 820 Arrv. P.M. 9 00 Lenv. P.M. 630 Railroad Division* Leav P.M. Leave. A. M. 560 f 6 5 6 f.603 f.610 AC 20 f 0 2 2 G 2 7 f C 80 C 37 647 655 f 0 5 9 f 7 0 4 711 f 7 2 0 f 7 23 f 7 2 7 OUR Who Are Prepared to Pay Fullest Market Value on Delivery. P. H, GOLT, WYE STATION, QUEEN ANNE'S R, R, W. E, DENNY, WYE STATION, S. N, SMITH, WILLOUG HBY, (OTJEENANNE " " W P PPlMWTNfi-TOW 3 y ' i LI xijiiiiJ.iiu±uii, iTTTTTcmmjn " « (nlLLbiiUiiU, EUGENE LYNCH, DOWNES, W, H, ANDERSON, DENT ON, ." , " H. 0. HOBBS ,HOBBS, " , " W-R. PETERS, HICKMAN; ' " ' u W, S. LORD, GREENWOOD, ID. BURTON, MILTON, E.W, INGRAMy LEWES, Direct Telephone Connections With Queenstown, Sacks Furnished, WILLIAM M. COfflJigs 111. HOPPS CO., . OUEE1STOWS, MD. \^L\ BALTIMORE. MD. HOUSE UHLER, --DEALERS IN-- f 7 4 4 750 f 7 5 8 801 f 805 810 P.M. 850 f 8 5 8 f D 0 7 916 9 28 931 937 f 9 4 1 950 1002 1012 f 10 17 f 10 23 nlO 33 f 10 44 f 10 48 f 1054 7 35 ell 15 f l l U J 11 30 f 11 38 11 41 f 11 4o 11 50 A. M. STATIONS. Qiiccnstown Bloomingdalo Wye MT.ls Willoughby Queen Anne Hillsboro Downes Tucknhoo Don ton Hobbs Hickmnn Adamsville B'nnchnrd Greenwood Owens Banning Deputy Ellendnle Wolfo Milton Whitesboro, Drawbridge. Burton, Lewes. Arrive A. M. Arrv. P.M. 815 fS 10 f 8 04 f 7 68 A, 7 50 f 748 7 44 f 74-2 735 726 717 f 7 1 3 f 708 7 0 0 f C 62 f 648 f 644 638 f 6 2 C 620 f 6 12 009 6 0 0 A. M. 516 f 6 0 7 4 6 8 451 439 4 36 4 3 0 f 4 2 7 4 18 400 355 f 343 f 3 4 3 7,333 f-321 f 3 1 7 f 3 1 2 305 f 2 6 2 2 4 5 f 2 3 7 2 3 4 f 6 05 f 2 30 2 2 5 P. M. CONNECTIONS. the '·A" connects nt Queen Anno with Delaware Chesapeake Railway. "B" connects ixt Greenwood witli Delaware Division of the Philadelphia, Wrl- mingtun Baltimore Railroad FOR Seaford, Delmnr, Salisbury, and points south. "0" connects at Ellendale'with the Delaware, Maryland, Virginia Railroad FOR Georgetown. "E" connects at Greenwood with the Delaware Division of the Philiidelphia, Wilmington, Baltimore Railroad. I. W. TROXKL. Gen. Manager. 0. C. WALLKK, Gen. Fr't Pass. Agt. DELAWARE AND CHESAPEAKE NORTH. Mail. Pas. P . M . 1 40 50 A . M . 645 655 T08 718 7 2 4 7 31 7 4 2 762 803 810 817 823 826 836 845 A. M. 1 2 0 7 217 2 2 4 2 33 2 4 3 254 3 04 311 318 324 3 2 7 337 3 4 6 p. M. Oxford, Trappe, Ens ton, Chapel, Cordova, Queen Anne, - Ridgrely,' Greensboro tioldshoro, Henderson, Marydel, Slaughters, Hartley, Kenton, Clayton · SOUTH. Mail. I'asr A. V.. P. H. 11 53 7 47 11 42 -73.7 11 24 7 20 11 12 1104 1064 1044 1034 1024 1016 1008 1000 D67 D48 938 A. M. 708 7(2 655 6 4 6 63G 62G 619 6 12 606 604 656 6 4 7 P.M. Connect at Clayton with Delaware Division of P. W. B. K. R. ' H. F. KENNBY, General Sup't. J. B. HUTCHIWSON, General Manager. ' R. L. HOLLIDAY, Superintendent. · Chester River Steamboat Gomp'y Fall and Winter Schedule. Beginning November 1st, 1807. the steamer Emma A. Ford, will leave Chuslcr- town nt 8 a. m., Monday, "VVcdnesdiiy nnd Friday, stopping at Rolph's, Booker's, Quaker Keck, JJogle's, Queenstown nnd Kent Island. Leave Baltimore 10.30 n. m., Tuesday, Thursday nnd Saturday for snme landings. Steamer Gratitude will lenve Centre- villej 8 n. m., Tuesday, Thursday nnd Satuiday, stopping nt the landings on Corsica rivur, Jackson'* Creek and Rock Hnll. Leave Baltimore 10.30 a. m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the same landings. ' .JfiTvSpecinl trip to Rook Hnll and return on Snturday's only.. Leave Baltimore 3 p. m., Leave Rock 6.16 p. m. GXO..WARTIBL.I, President, J. E. TAYLOR, General Agent. Baltimore, Chesapeake Atlantic R A I L W A Y COMPANY. BALT1KOBE, TH1ED EATEN AITS QBEAT CHOPTAHZ B1VEB BOUTE. Oond Innrnln Cnrnot. 20e. per ynr. Heavy liru«scls Cn i-pet, *»··· per yard. For tlie cskintf, ive mull 3 mi. free of all ctmrccs, on- new Coloiuii Oiii'pot Ciitnloinir. -whic-li sliows all goods in lilliorraph colors You cnn tnauo your selections as wUI us if y»n were here attlictnJ'l, «nd tnvo fro .1 CO to 60 per A CHARACTER. Ho 1 us, f o w s , eiu., wo mail Ireo of nil ol FOX'S AUCTIONJSALES! The Greatest, Fairest and Largest Horse- dealers that Maryland Has Ever Known Are M. FOX . SONS. " We sell more horses and can SHOW YOU MORE HORSES than you can find in any stable in the State. DOFT MISS OUR AUCTION SALES! You will wonder how cheap we sell horses. Every hureo offered is Sold for What Is Bid, And you cnn tuke them home, and if misrepresented ship them bud; and get your money buck. He sowed and hoped for reaping, A happy mnn and wise. Tlio clouds, they did liia weeping; Tlio wind, it giglicd Ills sighs; Made all that fortinio brought him The limit of dctlrc; Thanked God for shade in summer days; In winter time, for firo. When tempest ns with vcngefuf rod His earthly mansion cleft, On the blank sod he still thanked God Life and the land -were left. Content, liis cnrthly «iee he ran And died, so peojilo say, Sonic ten years Inter than tho mnu Who worried lifo n\vay. -- F. L. Stanton in Allnntn Constitution THE LARGEST HORSE DEALERS MARYLAND. M. FOX SONS, AUCTIONKKRS AND rROl'UIKTORS, 315-320-322 NORTH ST., Baltimore, lv£d.. fleeter Transportation line DAILY STEAMERS FOR Gieat Choptank, Trappe and Tuckahoe Ri?ers. On and after Jminnry 1st, 1897, steamers .will lenve Pier 6 Light Street "\Vlmrf daily except Sundays at 7 p. m., for Oxford, Trnppe, Cambridge, Chancellor's, Sccrntary, Clark's, ChopUuk, Lloyd's, Dover Bridge, Kingston, McCarty's, Gnn- cy's, Told's, Downes', Towers', "Williston, Tuckalioc Bridge, lloese's, Coward's, Covey's, Hillsboro and Queen Anne. Arriving at Oxford the following morning in time for connection with tlie Delaware Cliesfipeake It. It., nnd nt Cain- bridge with the Cambridge Senford R. R. Returning will lenve llillsboro, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Tlinrsdnys and Fridays at 10 r.. m.; Covey's 10.GO; Coward's 11; Williston 1 p. m.j Gnncy's 1.30; McCnvtv's 2; Kingston 2.15; Dover Bridge 2.30;" Mcdford's (Choptnnk) 1; Clark's 4.15; Cambridge 7; Trnppc 8.30 nnd Oxford 10, stopping at, intermediate landings, arriving in Baltimore early the following mornings. Steamer leaves Hillsboro Sundiiys nt 6 n. m.; Coward's, 7 u. in.; Williston, 8 a. m.; Medford's (Choptnnk) 10.30 a. m.;Cam- bridge 12.80j Trappe 1.43 p. m.; Oxford 3 p. m., arriving in Baltimore nt 8.30 p. in. Sundays. Freight received until 6 p. m. daily for all landings. E. E. WHEELER, Agent, Pier 6 LightSt., UaUSmore, B. B. COHKE, Affent at Williston. TheSteamer Greensboro The magniflcentside-whcol iron eteampre Avnlon and Joppa will leave daily alternately except Saturday, as follows: E. N. Market, 3.30 Oyster Shell Point, Cambridge, 6 p m.: Kirby's, : Oxford, Bellevue, Double Mills, E«ston, 9 30 p. m. Oxford, 10.30 p. m. Tilghman's Islam]. SEASONED PINE (ORIGINAL GROWTH) Framing Sawed to Correct Sizes; Shingles; Laths; Flooring; Siding; Lime; Hair; Cement, Etc, AT OUR COAL YARD, AT THE RAILROAD STATION, Will be kept on hand a'supply of'First-Class Morea Stove "Coal It is the best! Farmers are informed that we furnish Kerr'Bros.' Wrightsville Land Lime. Now is the time to give yonr order. Satisfaction guaranteed. -.'THE BEST SS, AYE THE CHEAPEST." AVOID. IMITATIONS OF AND SUBSTITUTES FOR SAPOLIO Den ton ,'12 m. Lyford's, Williston, Two John's, Turkey Creek, Kingston, Dover Bridge, Hog Island, Windy Hill, Choptnnk, Wright's, Arriving in Baltimore at about D o'clock next morning. Returning, tho steamers will leave Baltimore from Pier 4 Light St. V»'har(, nt 7 o'clock p. m., daily, except Sundny, for all points nnmcd, and nrrivingiat Ens ton about 3.00 n. m.; Oxford, 3.45 a. m.; Cambridge, 6.00 a. m.; East New Market, 7.00 a. in., and Denton at 11 o'clock a. m. . Connections at Bastoii, Oxford and Cambridge with njilrouds for all points. Freight taken nt low rales and carefully handled. Grain bags furnished nnd grain delivered at elevators. For further-information apply to "W THOMSON T. MURDOCH, Gen'l Mnn.. Agent, J. SAWYER WILSON, JR., Freight Agent, 241 South Street, 302 LightSt Baltimore, Maryland. Z. T. HUTCHINSON. Apent at Denton. (CAPT. D. S. DKOCKW.T, Will ply between GRBENSBOROUCiH . and .BALTIMORE Weekly,touching at all landings between Greensbor- ough nnd Denton. On and after July 4, steamer will leave for Baltimore every 3Iondny FREIGHTS MODERATE, CAPACITY A M P L E The patronage of our rncrelrnnts and farmers solicited that this lino may be nrnde a success. Full information by inquiring of GEORGE F. DILL, AGENT, D.S BROCK WAY. MASTER, Greensborough, Md. Or HARRY A. ROE, AOKNT, Denton, Md. (65"Large granaries always ready to receive grain. 1 I S T H E T I M E AND NOW REED'S TO GET BARGAINS l« IS THE PLACE HARNESS! J. B. K. EMORY if CO. (KMORY A NKATITT.) --GENERAL-COMMISSION MERCHANTS, LIGHT STREET, Batl-tlnaore. - If in need ol anything in my line it will be to your ndvnntngc to examine wlint I ·have to sho\v bpfore purchnsing elsewhere. My stock Inoludog Dustppg, Sheets, Fly Nets, EarTlpe, Whips, HnrnoHS as low as $7, Hand-made Harness to order, CollnVs, Bridles, Axle nud Harness Oil, Whip Sockets, Pails of nil kinds. (65"Httlnes3 repaired and cleaned nt short notice. W. S. REED, . Md. THE BABY" HERO. "Baby" be was called in the regiment, and though he had turned over his 21 years no other name possibly could have suited him. They were on the frontier of India. The ground they then occupied was doubtful territory. Once or twice there had been a whisper of a rising among some of tho wilder Afghans or Africli tribes, but so far nothing had occurred to disturb the dull monotony. Mrs. Hindle, the adjutant's wife, was very much upset. Hitherto she had reigned supreme. All the devotion of the garrison had been freely offered at her feet, and Baby--well, he went in and out of the adjutant's quarters with tho familiar air of a well established family cat. In due time tho general, accompanied by his wife and daughters, reached us. The latter were fine looking women. Tho youngest might be five and twenty, the oldest was certainly 30. To this one Baby, to everybody's astonishment, immediately attached himself. The old general scowled, but to no purpose. Mrs. Hindle's tea parties were de- sorted, whereas before he was al- Avays there to hand round the cakes and make himself of use. We missed him, for we had to get up for what we wanted ourselves. Not that Miss Steward encouraged him--far from it. At first she had been kind to him. He was but a boy in looks and in age, so she had treated him as a younger brother until his attentions became the tnlk of the station), and thon, I fancy, the old general issued an order to his daughter, and she began to pull him up--gently at first, firmly soon. Finally the lady herself cut up rough, and she sent for Bahy and gave him a bad quarter of an hour. Sho pointed out to him how ridiculous his- attentions were, and when he ventured to speak of marriage she called him a baby, who needed liis mother more than ft wife, and that if she had any more of his non- sonse she would write to his mother. She told him that they would always be pleased to eea him at their bungalow, but her mother made it a condition that he must give a promiso not to think of her again in connection with marriage. This promiso he refused to give, eo he was warnd off and excluded from all invitations. Ono thing was noticeable. He brightened up wonderfully in his duties. He would spend hours at target practice, and old Sergeant Hunt and he seemed to spend a lot of time together. By Hunt's account there never was such a shot as Baby was becoming under his tuition. Mrs. Hindlo was in despair. He had been very useful to her before this unfortunate affair with Miss Steward, and at her "at homes" he was missed by all, for he was sure to do or eay something funny. It was arranged by some ono to have a picnic. This was to be a kind of winding up to our moderate festivities, for the general's sojourn with us was now nt an end any day. The morning of the start Baby stood looking wistfully at the preparations, and there was just a suspicion of tears in his largo blue e y es _but I may bo mistaken. The Misses Steward ruado their appearance and were soon mounted on mules. "Now, Dora," shouted the old general to his eldest daughter, "look after your sisters." Baby's eyes followed her movements with a hungry, mournful look. His heart ached aa the little party rode oil', which he had not been invited to join. It was an understood thing now that Baby was to be left out of everything. For some time he wandered about in a restlc?s, aimless manner. Then he sauntered out again. Here he was joined by Hunt, who deeply byinpatliized with Baby in the mat- tor, and had bean prophesying all kinds of dark things about the weather. "1 think it is a mistake, sir," he remarked, n'ith the respectful air of a man who has seen long service. "What is a mistake, Hunt?" inquired Baby. "Well, tins picnic-. The country ia not safe, leastways for ladies. Men cannot tight on equal terms with women about. There is a lot of them Atridia nbout over tho hill, and I am sure there will ba trouble with the Afghans." Something in Hunt's manner set Babv thinking, and, after a brief Visit to his innjor, he rode off in the direction of the picnic party. After riding souia distance he branched off to the right, and, after dismounting, he begjin to lead bis horse by a bridle path, one might almost call it, over tho hills. The party had several miles farther to go and would cut through the hills by a pass just about wide enough for a wagon. Baby--thanks to his days out with old Hunt- knew every square yard of tho country, and he knew the road he had chosen would place him miles beyond the picnic party. Over the hills n plain of grass stretched to the mountains. Beyond this plain it was considered dangerous to go. The country was occupied by Afridis and other wild nomads, who owed an uncertain allegiance to tho ameer. Baby had crossed, and was now resting his horse on the great green plateau, when his attention was; culled to somo object rapidly crossing. Taking out his fieldglasses, he saw a horseman pursued at perhaps half a mile distant by some 50 or UO mounted Afghans or Afridis, he could not tell which. He rode in the direction of the fugitive, who was taking a slanting course, evidently to escape through the defile, the route of the picnic party. Baby was soon able to join him. He soon saw that the rider was a civilian and that he was wounded, for he had a handkerchief tied round his head, from which blood was trickling down his face. "Back, mini, back to the fort! The Afridis are outl Hore they come!" And he made a rapid gesture with his left hand. "How many are there?" asked Baby. "Fifty or 60 of the fiends," was shouted in answer. They were now galloping side by side. "There aro ladies in the pass there!" shouted l?aby. "Heaven help them I" "Thore are 20 me!) or so with thorn," cried Baby again. "They will be eaten up by these infernal devils," cried the stranger, who was urging his horse to do its utmost. Baby set his teeth. If these hill- men came upon the little party without warning, there would ba a mas- snore. His mind was made up. Tho pursuers were rapidly gaining. They knew there was a chance of escape for the fugitives if they gained the pass. Cut off from that, there was none. The stranger's horse was giving out, though his own was quite fresh, thanks to its long rest. Baby was thinking of Doru. She must be saved at all costs. "Stop I "cried Baby. "Have you gone mad?" "No; stop and get down. Have my horse. I ain a lighter man. Your horse will do for me." ' A change of horses was soon effected, and they were off on their mad ride again. "Get ahead asquickly as possible, but give me your rifle and ammunition I" shouted Baby. Tho stranger loosened his rifle, and they swung the horses together while the gun and cartridges passed, into his hands. They could hear the yells of their pursuers now, who were determined not to lose their prey. "You ride on and warn the general. You cannot miss him. I will .stop some of these ohaps at the entrance of the pass!" shouted Baby as a bullet whizzed past his head. They wero Hearing the entry now, which was narrow, and to avoid accident Baby held his horse in to give his companion a few yards start. As soon as they were about 100 yards inside the defile Baby drew his revolver, ,and, reining his exhausted horse, shot it through the head. There was no cover in the defile, so Baby was going to fight from behind his steed. At each side tho hills roso almost perpendicularly. If he could but hold the brutes back for half an hour, it would give the general time to save Dora. He had one advantage. They would come full tilt at the opening under the impression he had passed on through. He looked at his cartridges and smiled. There were nearly 100, with those of the civilian, and then he had his two revolvers, but there were 50 or 60 of the enemy to face. The Afridis came on with hideous warcries. The first one who passed the angle fell almost before he could see what was opposed to him, for Baby had his rifle trained on that corner. Now his shooting stood him in good service, and be mentally blessed Hunt. Another fell just as he entered the opening. Crack, crack, and two more went down under his merciless aim. He know that ho must fill the pass with dead before they could bo fully awakened to the fnot that it was guarded. When the first fell, others had corne on so furiously that they could not check thorn- selves, but moro would be up presently. A fierce joy possessed the heart of Baby. It was the first time he had used a weapon of this kind in anger, nnd hia power with it made him gnze fondly at it. There were ten minutes gained now, for the others, hearing shots, were approaching warily. Presently two entered the defile. Baby paused to let them come on. For a moment the two paused, evidently to talk the matter over; then, realizing that there was only one man opposed to thorn, they spurred on their horses to the charge. Puff, ping, ping! The foremost Afridi swayed and ninda desperate efforts to recover his balance, but Baby's rifle puffed onoe more, and he fell, and tho horse, mad with fright and pain, turned and galloped back out of the pass. Then there was a lull. Baby breathed freely. Over 20 minutes had passed now, and his thoughts were of Dora. Had his messenger reached them yet? Hardly I Perhaps the old general might come to his asfaifataiico with some of the men when he had arranged for Dora'K safety. The enemy had drawn off. He had time to think, but his eyes were kept steadily on the narrow opening at the end of the defile. What wero they up to now? What would their next move be? What was t h a t ? A cloud of dust coming through the defile! There was no wind. What could it be? Suddenly it dawned upon him that some of tho Afridis were crawling upon him on their stomachs, wriggling along like eels, thrashing tho dust about them in front to obscure his aim. But he caught sight of a body here and there, and whenever he did his rifle spoke, and it was generally followed by a yell. Still, that dust cloud gradually approached. He had to expose himself more now to take aim at his attackers. Ping! That was near his own head, but he must raise it to get sight of them. The rest were now crawling along after their leader, for they were not going to be hold at bay by one man. Ping! This time he felt a sharp sting on his neck, and something like wai-m water trickled down between his shirt and his neck. But he continued to pump in the bullets. There wns a numbness in his left shoulder and a fearful pain wh'en he jiried to turn his head. He wanted to brush the blood away from his eyes. There were a scramble and a scuffle. The Afridis were preparing to jump up and make a rush. The final act was now begun. He tried to load his rifle, but somehow things were getting muddled and mixed, and he could not lift his gun. Suddenly there was a yell, and he was conscious that the Afridis wore closing in upon him. The end was coming. He hoped they would not mutilate him, and, if they did, that the old general would not tell his mother and the girls. With a struggle he was on his feet. His vision was almost obliterated now, and he knew it was with his own blood. He threw his empty revolver full at them. He had still four shots left in the other one, which he changed into his righl hand, for his left hand somehow could not pull the trigger. Blindly he plugged in the four shots, gripping his weapon hard. He wanted to put up his right arm to ward off something and defend his head, but he could not move it. He staggered. Something seemed to explode inside his brain, nnd he fel down over tho horse, but there was the victor's smile on his face. Ha had won, for he had saved Dora. * * · * » · "He would have had the V. C. for this had he lived,"said the old gen oral as he stooped down and gazed into Baby's face, with its boyish smile, beautiful in spite of all thi disfigurement of dust and blood upon it. He was a stern man, bu the tears fell thickly as he scruti nized the form of the young sub altern to sea if there were a chance of life. * * * * * * Far away in England, in a cottage nestling away half buried umon the oaks and elms of a quiet little village in Yorkshire, a mothe weeps for her boy, who died like a soldier, aa his father before him. In the same village lives an elder ly spinster, who fights with the tec tor and the curate. She has been called a sour old maid, though sh is not so old aa she looks, but she has altered very much since the daj of the picnic in India. People won der at her devotion to the widow lady wboso son was killed in India The vicar knows, for he wen through the whole of Baby's private papers--Baby was an old pupil 01 his--but he keeps his own counse and is always patient with Miss Dora's eccentricities.--Answers. THE EARTH IS A PYGMY. mo-quarter that of the earth, so · hat it would "weigh" only as- much is 330,000 earths. In very "round" unmbevH tlic s-uu's weight may lio stated at two octillions of tons, which, if expressed in figures, would equire almost as many ciphers as a newspaper line can accommodate. A very comprehensive illustration of tho .pygmean dimensions of the artli as compared with the sun is o represent the latter by a globe 2 eet in diameter and the earth by a. Utility pea. And yet the littlo pea weighs more than six quintillion .ons. As to the solar surface, it is some 12,000 times that of our planet. fet the sun, when compared with ts true peers, the stars, is not only of extraordinary size, but in all probability is only to be ranked among the medium self luminous Bodies which sparkle in "heaven's ibon vault." And because of its · spottednesa it has a place (although a humble one) among tho "variable" stars. The "shining shell," as Miss ilerka terms it, seon through a jiece of well smoked glass, is termed ;he "photosphere." We thus perceive its actual diameter, although it seems much smaller than our conception of it, because the fierce glare has been negatived by tha shade 'lass. If we concede that the aim ia gaseous, the photosphere may be re- Carded as a sort of skin or crust of incandescent clouds, through which are constantly breaking the geyser- like uprushes of metallic vapors, which expend their energies as far above the sun sometimes as the moon is distant from the earth. Environing the photosphere, as the atmosphere surrounds the earth, but vastly deeper, is the "chromo- sphere." Seen in the spectroscope it resembles a delicate but brilliant rim about the solar globe, and the same instrument reveals the "prom-, inences," whose varied forms are so fascinating.--Philadelphia Ledger. Drugs In Household UK. Much has been written and said by medical journals and by medical men on restricting the sale of-drugs and chemicals, it being urged that they should never be dispensed save under a doctor's prescription. There ar.e, of course, many articles in ordinary household use that are distinctly poisonous, and while some of tham may be used as medicines and doubtless are, others are almost indispensable in the household economy. It is very evident that to require a physician's prescription for these would'be absurd and expensive in the extreme. It is all very well to argue in favor of such restrictions, but in view of the fact that in propoi'tion to the amount of ordinary poisons sold injuries are extremely rare it seems hardly worth · while to draw the line so closely. At all events the general public will not allow its privileges in this direction to be "unduly abridged.--New York Ledger. Myron's Death. The Vita Italiana has discovered among the state archives of Home certain copies of a Greek journal published at Missolonghi ,in 1824, the year of Byron's death. This journal, the Telegraphs Grec, , relates many things of Byron's last days, and it gives the reason why the poet died. He was killed by disobedience to the doctors. He died because he would not be bled. And this is proved by the autopsy of tho poet, whioh the Telegraplie Greo records in extenso. t Incredible DlmenilouB of the Son aa Compared IVltli Thin Sphere. A dime held at arm's length from the eye will much more than cover the entire disk of the sun. If it were · a. learned placed at the exact point of coincidence and its diameter and distance from the eye accurately measured, it might be usod as a means of determining the sun's diameter, his distance being known. The foremost philosophers of long ago would have been appalled at the true statement of both the sun's distance and its siza. The sun's diameter is about 866,000 miles. Perhaps a faint conception of the enormous bulk indicated by these figure? may be had from the reflection that the umbra of a single huge sun spot, observed in January, 1807, was extensive enough to entertain 1C enrths grouped in a solid square. It is bewildering to be assured that it would take 1,300,000 earths to equal the sun in volume. If the interior of that truly gigantio globe were hollow, and the earth were placed at its center with the moon revolving about it at its usual mean distance of nearly 240,000 miles, thore would still exist a vacuity between the moon and the inclosing shell of the sun of nearly 200,000 miles. This is perhaps the most graphic and impressive illustration possible of the sun's colossal bulk. We must note, however, that the density of the sun is only about Gratitude and Generality. Whenever I find a great deal of gratitude in a poor man, I take it for granted there would be as much generosity if ha were a rich man. Don't Try to Be Something EUe. One reason why so many girls and boys, men and women, too, are uninteresting is because nearly everybody tries so hard to be like somebody also rather than to be content to remain himself or herself in life. In nature you don't see an oak tree posing as a willow, or a black duck as a yellow leg, or a horse as a cow, or a lily as u rose, or a lilac as a peony, or a dog 'as a cat. Be natural, and you'll be all right. Many a girl without the slightest talent for music is ruining a piuno who should be making bonnets or bread; many n hoy is studying for profession whoso proper sphere is the machine shop or the mill; many a man is splitting up churches who ought to be doing good servica in some -institution of learning, teaching or working on some farm, and many a woman is trying to be in vain a leader of society when she oould be a model housewife in her own home.--Pearson's Weekly. An Kaiy Scrrtoe. Every year the Duke of Marlborough tenders to the queen on the anniversary of the battle of Blenheim a standard of colors on which three fleurs-de-lis are pain'.ed. This is in accordance with the arrangement entered into with the great Duke of Warlborough, and is taken as an acquittance for all rents and service due to the crown by the head of the ducal house. Men's Voice*. Says Dr. H. L. Hastings in The Journal of Medicine and Science: "Women go with their necks bare, and men, Ueep theirs swathed and bandaged, and ton women have sweet voices to one man. A man's voice should be as pure as a woman's. Why is it uoU He is choked Bud shaved^" '·SFAFERI / _ i. -^ . ·IWSPAPERf

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