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, t^F- r -.»',*· 1845. A Family Newspaper: --Devoted to Local and General Intelligence, Agriculture and Advertising.--Independent on all Subjects.--Subscription, One Dollar per Annum, in Advance. 1898. VOL. 52, S.A.TTJIR/ , JTJLY 9, 1898. 2STO.38, iii|iii|iii|ii:liii|i]iIwSiM|m^^ j The Victor Bicycle § .Went to the front rank among riding J machines years ago, and has maintained J its place to this day of bicycle excellence. 5 Tliis result has been brought about by f the use of the best material, the employ- f ment of the most skilful mechanics and S the application of such improvements as g t h e ) c a r s have developed It has kept S pace with most active competitors, not f- alone in material and make, but in the v more i m p o r t a n t matter of price. The 1898 § prices are as follows : I Model.) i | Track Racer j $100 Model 33 and 34 Model .V and 32 Model 35 60 -o- IT. NICHOLS, Agent, J DENTON, M A R Y L A N D . | -fr^f ^ ' = ~" li_'Hli ^^^ THE B. C. BIBB STOVE CO., \O7 IO9 Light Street, BALTIMORE, MD. HEATING STOVES, C"ok Stove?, Gas, Oil ;uul O i i s o l i i i p S t ' i v o llulltitt'-wzirc, 0. F I R E - P L A C E H E A T E R S . F U R N A C E S , R A N G E S . 3[niitifactiircrs of the cclcljralod EMERALD, STOXEWALL. A N D VIRGINIA COOK STOVES. Of HIP popninr Slicct-Ti-oii Air Ti Stoves TRILBY AND W I L D F I R E . FOE SALE BY Stewrart .Bros. DENTON, 5LD., TUNIS' MILLS, TALBOT COUNTY, MD,, 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. Save Money by Purchasing Direct from Manufacturers, IJorth Carolina Pine, Our Specialty! - IE DEFY COMPETITION IB CYPRESS SHINGLES. Saw Mill Daily Capacity, 20,000 feet. Plaining Mill Daily Capacity, 40,000 feet. STATE AGENTS FOB orrespondence solicited. Orders promptly filled. HYGIENE ICE. THE SEASON FOR iCE IS HERE. THE DISTILLED WA TER ICE IS HERE. LET EVEEYBODT PATRONIZE THE ICE DEALER, Place your orders and let the Ice Wagon stop at your cloorc.ich m o r n - ing and deliver you just what yon want. It only costs you On@-h.alf Cent per Pound, and tbo saving- in the use of it will be many times I hat a m o u n t . Don't forget to leave your orders at once with Towers, the Ice Dealer. !ce Delivered on'Saturday Evening for Sunday, Persons wishing 1 ice on Sunday can secure it by going to the Factory, at the depot. . LAWRENCE B. TOWERS. J\A.:M::E]S T. Undertaker 4 and Funeral Director IDIEJNTTOJXr, T . Pi. 3XTP. 3Ir. Cooper's long experience in embalming nnd nil tbe other br.incbcs of his profession, render absolutely certain tbe proper performance of his duty in all m a t t c i i intrusted to his care. All calls, either by day or night, promptly answered. Residence on Mnin street, opposite Brown's new drug store. . W. SMITH, °SS£^ Headache Caused by Eye-Strain, Many persons whose eyes uiul liead are 1:011: * 6 t n n l l y ' u u h i n g liavo no idea v,bat relief seion- j'ttfically-fiUod glasses will give. Clumsily adjusted glasses w i l l almost invariably incioa.=c the trouble for which they arc worn, and in some cubes may lead to irrecoverable blindness. Our ability to adjust glasses safely and corrcetly is beyond question Eyes Examined Free of Charge. T. W. SMITH, Ridgely, Md. From FACTORY to CONSUMER. $1,39 buysthis.'eiact) Hattan Hocker, the largest Bizo over made: per, $14.5O. Our n e w 113- pngo catalogue containing Furniture, Draperies, Crockery, Baby Carriages, Kerrig-eratorB, Stoves, Lamps, Pictures, Mirrors, licdding, etc., is yours for tbe asking. Special supplements just issued arc also li-eo. Write to-day. « CAltI'ET CATALOGUE ill litho- praplicd colors is also mailed free. Write for it. II you wish samples, send 8c. stamp. Matting samples also mailed for 8c. All Cnri»cti sewed free tt»ii month anil freight BV\ {initl 011 $0 purchases and over. $7,45 buys n made-to-your-nicas- uro Ail-Wool Cheviot Suit, A) cxprcssagc prepaid to your ' station. Write for fre* catalogue and samples. Address (exactly as below), 1 JULIUS HIKES SON, I Dept. 909. BALTIMORE, MD. SHOES Must be mentioned with the first. We have Ladies' Oxfords. Misses Oxfords, and Men's Patent Leather,Russet and Black. You can secure just what you w a n t , to suit your foot, and the price will suit you. Some Miscellaneous Articles \vcll\\' I ' s l ' v of mention, because of 'heir quality and prici', an : BEDSTEADS, ROCKING CHAIRS, DINING CHAIRS, CANE-SEA T CHAIRS, STRA W MA TTING, OIL CLOTHS, LINOLEUM. J.H. NICHOLS SON, I f . 'ill men woiv Imill :ililc inilorg might conccdo ;i p u i n t ID tlie clothier. ]Jut us no two m e n siro cxiietly b i m i l u r G l o t l i i n ^ iniidc ti order is tl.o only way Lo nbtniii :i ]orfccL lit. H i . s m i v iiini to iiiakn Clothing that is sulisfuctory,. in i|iui]il\, lit, mill worknuni- «lii]). IJy givini; strict u t t u n t i n n to the ino;^in-iinc iincl c u t t i n g we o h t n i n results thitl uro plc.ibini; to our pntrons EASTON, MARYLAND, County Commissioners Notice, Notice is lici'diy given to ivll persons l i n v i n ^ cliiim^ of n n y kind or clinrnctcr against the lioard of School Coinmission- «rs for C'luoline County, the Trustees of the I'ooi of C:inliiic County, and the County Couimii-sioiKMf of Carolina County, w h i c h ;U-L; properly ])aj'i»blo out of the public f u n d s subject to iho c o n t r o l of u n y of said board", c.vunpl .uoh ;is muy be po idini; in any ot tlio (Joints of this State, to lile [--aid accounts and claims with t!io pioper Jiourds PO that the banio may bo u x n i n i n c d and passed \ipon by tho said respective boards be-fore the Second Monday in .July n c \ t , and any person failing to lile their accounts or claims as uforo- suid shall not lliurunftcr be permitted to do «o ami shall forfeit all rights to collect tbe .=111110 by process or otherwise, unless i;ood and "iiflicient excuse for said failure is given t" and approved by the board w i t h which the snid accounts or claims am otlered to bo lilecl. Jiy oulcr of County Commissioners. T H O M A S R. G KKEJS r , Clerk. Carrrjirje, CONTRACTOR AND BUILER, Ridgely, Maryland. Contracts taken in Caroline nnd ndjoin- ing counties. Thirty-three years experience. Plans and specifications cheerfully furnished. Best of references from Caroline, Talbot and Dorchester counties. ME AN JIM. A MUSS KEIIEAESAL. Whoro mo nn Jim played marbles--Jim Clarke, his nnmo In full-There's still n villugo only there, an pnssin days nro dull. "··" ' But them old tunes the locust shndes ro'chcd clean ncroat tlic c trcct, The wliito blooin= luuigm over us--seen itothiu sineo so sweet. An Jim could, I remember well, plump out tho middle man .As cnsy's --01110 vikl cowboy now wilh his pood l lile All t,Lenis I liuu, "My go tins time," ns plain as Ilicn it rung When mo an Jim played marbles nn Jim nn mo wus young. Tho bays, I UCS3, luivo wandered off, nn maybe tome nrc dead. Tho locust trces have rotted down -where oiico their sliacUluis spread. Tlio oldliho wlliiKCi'h, no doubt, are seen no more wliero they Sot on the fence nn watched tho j, r .imo that they when young ^ ould nlaj . But still I }oarn to wuuder Luck, an under tliut old .sky Look my last Iciulc on boyhood's scones when 1 shtill (.01110 to die An rest forever nigh whore trees their lovin shudders ilmig Where mo an Jim played mailjlcs \\ lien Jim nn mo wus young. --Will T. Hale ill (JinuiniKiti Enquirer. NO GROG IN OUR NAVY. Nevertheless Uncle Sinn's Sraincn Arc n Match For Auy fTatlon. The practice of serving out a rutioii of grog daily to United States man-of- war's men was discontinued many years ago. It was found to be a bad scheme. Whilomost of the men were ablo to use the rum in moderation, it was found that there were many of tho blucjnckota in. -whom tho service of ration of liquqr ouly served to stimulate an appetito for more, and who, after imbibing tho ship's grog, would "hit the beach," embark upon sizcablo sprees and got into scrapes both aslioro and aboard ship when they retiu-ued to duty moro or less shaky. When these facts were satisfactorily proved, tho serving out of grog to United States man-of-war's men was discontinued. Sailors in all of tho others of tho world's great navies still receive their daily grog. The fact probably does not provo anything, but tho writer, who has seen man-of-war's men of all nations on tu- multuons shoro liberty ill quite a few porta of tho world, has yet to see a French, Italian or Spanish bluejacket thrash a British man-of-war's man in n fair stand up fight, such ns heavy ·weather men of tho navy aro bound to mis up in when engaged in hitting thu beach. The reason why the fact probably proves nothing is that: the American man-of-war's man, who gets no grog at all aboard his fighting packet, also invariably contrives to chew up hia Latin antagonist in a, naval uniform. The ouly thing that tho average old time American, bluejacket likes bcttei in a port on the China station, say, than a fight with a French, Italian or Spanish man-of-war's man, is a fight with three or four of 'em put together. Tho Latin sailors may scratch mni up a bit with their finger nails--their methods of fighting may bo judged from this fact --but when tho cops, otherwise tho gendarmes, appear on the scene--to get mauled around a heap themselves in many cases--they generally havo a few laid out south European deep water iiieu to sort out of tho clust.--Exchange. Chamberlain and the "Puritan Mttlti." A Baltimore woman, iu Tho Sim of that city, tells this story of Joseph Chamberlain, when he was iii Washington iu 1887: "Ho was a big, burly man, caring so little for his appearance that at ouo of tho most fashionable dinners of tho season his cravat got turned to almost under his ear aud his shirt stud became unfastened, and he sat calmly oblivious to either incident. His brains and charm in conversation won him friends whcr'- ever ho went. One day ho called on a lady who happened to be giving a girls' luncheon. She went out at onco to see him, and laughingly said if ho did not mind being the only inau present she would be delighted ii ho would como in tho dining room and take tho vacant place of ouo of her young frieuds who had riot come. "Ho was not afraid ro faco a lot of 'American beauties,' so ho accepted gayly, and the vacant placo happened to bo next that of Miss Enclicott, daughter of Secretary of War "William C. Endicott 'of Massachusetts, a dovelike, slender girl, one of tho greatest belles of the day. The outcome of this was the marriage of tho English statesman and tho 'Puritan maid,' as sho was often called, his neighbor at an entertainment to which ho had only boon bidden by that 'fato which shapes emends, rough hew them aa we will.' " He Got the Pin. A good many people still believe Ju tho little superstition about seeing a piu and picking it up. It makes somo of them decidedly uncomfortable when they pass a piu by, and ovou if experience has taught them that there is nothing to bo gained by scooping up tho pointed bit of wire they still dive for one -whenever they see it. An aged man was toddling across Payne avenue at its junction with Wilson somo time ago when between tho street car rails at tho very center of the curve ho noticed a phi. It was a bright pin, and it caught his rather enfeebled gazo at 'onco. Being a, superstitions oll gentleman, ho determined to secure that piu. With considerable effort ho managed to bend over, when, just as his trembling fingers closed upon it, with a whoop and n roar a cable car camo swinging around tho curve at tho usual terrifying rate. Tho old mini woufc ono way, his cano aud glasses iind hat went the other. They rushed to him and picked him up. Ho was badly bruised, mid tho ambulance was called. As they wero lifting him into it somebody noticed something shining between hia clinched fingers. It was tho pin. -- Cleveland Plain Hcnfthy Oioorfuluuatj. Do not allow a melancholy person to enter tho sickroom. There is nothing so absolutely 'necessary to au invalid a.s cheerful companions. A nervous woman may bo thrown into a relapse by a well meaning but mischief making friend relating to her how a mutual friend suffered with a similar disease. Tho fatigue felt after exertion is now usually attributed to tho presenco in tho muscles and blood of tlio chemical products that result from action. GOOD STORY OF A YOUNG MISS WHO YEARNED-FOR SOCIETY. Iu Franco more than a third of the lODulatiou (84.7C percent) live in cities. Her Premature Eutrnncn Into the Charmed Circlu (mil Its Kusult.s--An Amiable Feminine CoilHln mid a Perfectly Horrl- fluil Miiimna. A good story is told concerning one of last winter's debutantes, and siuco the heroine tells it on herself thero 13 no impropriety in making it public. The winter boi'oro hint Miss M. was still in the schoolroom, and though she pOM.'esvd social aspirations they wore not gratified by lier mother. A cousin from Philadelphia c-nino to spend the iinmth of ·January with the family, and, be-In:, i:;i liuircb-s and accustomed to ':iin;f ais r.t a great dt-al, her wardrobo v.'::s a l u i : j of v.'ondL-L'ful fascination t ) liflli: ~ii. s M. Singularly enough, i!:o !i;,mv» of rhc two girls were of an, (· iii-t M-CJ, ,i-irl the youu;,-er found con- s',.int deliglit in in-raying herself in tlio tripiwry Ul( Jiging to hor good niitxnvxl cousin Aiiiuy an hour was devoted to flouncing about tho third story with long skirt.-, and hair tucked up undor the latent lionuct importation, and thero was nmuli secret practice with lorgnetto and fan. Mrs. M. and tho rich cousin wero plunged to tho eyebrows in social gayo- ties, to the oury of the young daughter of tho house. Ono day Mrs. M. waa indispOMd. and tlio rich cousin was confronted with-tho necessity of attending by hcrclf a musicalc, throe teas and making the cabinet calls. When sho bemoaned tho i'act of going alone, her youthful kinswoman was seized with an inspiration. "Oil, well," said she, "loud mo some of your clothes and let mo go with you. Mother will nevor know anything about it." Being as amiablo as rich, tho visitor consented, promising herself a treat iu beholding her young cousin's entranca into souioty. Only a short ess-ary foi- the changes of costume, aud when the heiress appeared at Mrs. Blank's nmsicale every cuo turned to look twice at tho stunning little figure. It wiis a vision of bright eyes behind ft tantalizing veil, rebellious yellow curls carelessly knotted and feathers, laces, velvets ruid silks irresistibly Freuchy. If she was tho sensation of the- mnsi- calc, she was the universal rngo at the teas. Every one wautcd to meet her. Young men fell over themselves aud others to obtain for her au ico or a mar- roii. And nil tho timo tho little society fledgling was quaking and fearing and blushing and suffering agonies behind fcho veil. It was embaiiassing to acknowledge tbat she was not goiug to this and that social function, had not seen tho l.ito^t theatrical success, did uoc even know the visiting nobleman all tho girls were Living over. Deeper and deeper she became involved, and tlio number of libs necessary to invent paralyzed her conscience. Ami tho little MihS M. breathed a sigli of relief when, air.iyod iu her own auglo length govm, sho was safely installed in her own home. Presumably her trials were ended But not so; there wero consequences to bo faced. Tlio next morning Mrs. M. appeared at the breakfast table, and in tho bunch of mail there wero several email envelopes addressed to Mits M. Also there were others with tho inscription "Mr. mid Mrs. M. and Miss M." Mrs. M. passed these over with onlyau elevation of tho cyobiwvs, but her daughter thought it wise to leave tho room. Opening her private letters^ Mrs. Mv rend a note from a friend apologizing for a social error and inviting Miss M. to assist at her at home that attcrnoou. A second iioto contained an apology for not having invited Miss M. to a debutauto luncheon on tho previous day. Mrs. M. was completely mystified, but an early visitor soon opened her eyes. This visitor called hurriedly to t;iy how surprised sho was that Mrs. M. was introducing a daughter, and compliments wero profuse upon tho bo.iuty and success of that daughter. "Sho was quite tho sweetest thing yesterday ;il tho musicalc. Every ono fell in lovo with her. I want her to fill an. unexpected vacancy m my young people's dinner tonight." Mrs. M. gasped out: "There must be somo mistake. I havo no daughter in society.'' "Why, your nicco introduced her to me," interrupted tho astonished visitor. But by this timo Mrs. M. was ringing tlio bell furiously and both niece and daughter wero hurriedly summoned. Explanations followed, and ultimately forgiveness, but it was some timo bcforo Mrs. M. managed to convince society that sho was not launching a beautiful daughter that season. La»b 'viutor, when this samo charming girl came out formally and correctly, and in her o\\u instead of borrowed finer}', there imisb havo boon several society men saying to themselves: "By Jove, where havo I seen somebody like Mis-s M.? Must have been somo ono I met last season. "--Washington Star. Tho Cost of War. The result of tho Crimean war gava to tho British nation not ono single foot' of foreign soil nor any pecuniary compensation whatsoever. The ouly benefit derived from tho war, which lasted two years, was to keep Russia out of Constantinople and give tho English a way to India and tho cast that was undisputed. For this end the British lost 28,- 7J t men killed in action or died from wounds, cholera or other diseases. The loss to tho French allies in the samo campaign has bt;ou estimated at 03,500 and tlio Russians us high as 500,000. Tho war also cost the British'§205,205,- 000. War is a costly as well as a dangerous business. It is tho court of last resort with nations nowadays as it waa tho first in aueicnt times. Frajico mill Uncle Sam. The French papers aro busily collecting instances of what they consider American unfriendliness toward Franco, in order to bolster up their campaign of hostility against tlio United States. The Figaro recently published George Bancroft's letter of congratulation to Bismarck on tho result of tho Franco- Prussian war. and follows it up with several other incidents of a like nature, among which is General Grant's telo- gram of congratulation to the emperor of del-many m 1S70, and the fact that Victor lingo refused to receive him on account ol 1 it duriug his visit to Paris I several years later. MORSE AND DAGUERRE. An IntereNtlnff Intorvlew Detwoen th« Two Ulnoov«re» Iu 18:19. The following ia an extract from n private letter of Professor S. F. B Morse to the editor of the Now York Observer, dated Piiris, March !), 1339: '·You luive porbapH heard of tho il.-.giiorveotype, to culled, Iroiu tho iliauoverer. M. Daguerro. It is oue of the most bunutifnl Sisfoveries of the age. I don't know if you remember some experiments of mine in New Haven many years ago, when I had my painting room next to ProfcHKor Sillimiui'u -- experiments to asuorttiiii if it wero puiihi- ble to fix the imago of tliocumora obsL-urii. I wna ablo to prorlm-o different degrees of shade on paper dipped into u solution of nitrate of silver by uieaiiH of different degrees of light, but, finding that light produced dark wnd durk light, I presumed thu production ot a true image to bo impracticable mxl guvo up the attempt. M. Daguerra has real ized in the- inoat exquisite · inannei this idea. "A few duya ago I addressed a note to him requesting, as a stranger, tbe favor to soc bis results and inviting him in return to see my telegraph.. 1 was politely invited to see them under these circumstances, for lie had determined not to show them ngain until the chambers had paded definitely on the proposition for the government to purchase the secret of the discovery and make it public. The day before yesterday, the 7th, I called on M. Da guerre, at his rooms in the Dio. rama, to nee these admirable results. "They are produced on a metallic surface, the principal pieces about 7 inches by 6, and they reeemble aqua tint engraving, for they are iu simple chiara oscuro and not in colors. But the exquisite minuteness of the delineation cannot be conceived. No painting or engraving ever approached it. For example, in a view up the street a distant sign would be perceived, and the eye could just discern that there were lines of letters upon it, but BO minute as not to be read with the naked eye. By the assistance of a powerful lens, which magnified 50 times, applied to the delineation, every letter was clearly and distinctly legible, and so also were the minutest breaks and lines in the walla of the building and the pave- .xnents of ^he- street. The effect of tbo lens upon the picture was in a great degree like that of the telescope in nature. "Objects moving are not impressed. Tbe boulevard, so constantly filled with a moving throng of pedestrians and carriages, was perfect-. ly solitary, except an individual who was having his boots brushed. His feet were compelled, of course, to bo stationary for some time, one being on the box of the bootblack nnd the other on the ground. Consequently his hoots and legs are well defined, but he-is without body or head, becaiaBe these wero in motion. "The impressions of interior views nre Rembrandt perfected. One of tbe plates in an impression of a spider. Th« spider waa not bigger than tbe head of a large pin, but the image, 1 magnified by theeola* microscope to the HIS of the p«lm of the band, having been impressed on the plute and examined through a lens, WUH further magnified and showed uuiinuteu«s«of organization hitherto not seen to exist. "You perceive how this discovery is therefore about to open a new field of rwearch in the dtpths of microscopic nature. We arc aoon to see if th» minute has discovered limits. The naturalist is to have a new kingdom to explore aa much beyond tbe microscope as the microscope is beyond the naked eye. "But I am near the end of my paper, and I have unhappily to give a melancholy dose to my account of this ingenious discovery. M. Daguerre appointed yesterday at noon to see my telegraph. He came and passed more than an hour with me, expressing himself highly gratified at 'its operation, but while he was thus employed the great building of tbe Diorama, with his own house, nil bis beautiful works, his valuable notes nnd papers, the labors of years of experiment, were, unknown to him, at that moment becoming tbe prey of the flames. His uecret, indeed, is still safe with him, but -tbe steps of bis progress in the discovery and bis valuable researches in science are lost to tbe scientific world. I learn that tbe Diorama was insured, but to what extent I know not. I am sure all friends of science and improvement will unite in expressing the deepest sympathy in M. Daguerre's loss and the sincere hope that such a liberal sum will be a, warded him by his government an shall enable him, in Eome degree at leaet, to recover from bis loss. ' ' -- Boston Transcript. Office Boy -- Please, sir, can't I go to dinner now? It's almost an hour pant my time, and I'm awfully hungry? Employer -- Huiigry? Well, I wonder if anybody over saw such a greedy boy. Here you havo been licking ourelopei aud postage stamps all the forenoon and yet you complain of being hungry t A plant grows in Assam the botanical name of which is Gymnoma sylves- tro and which baa the peculiar property when chewed of temporarily neutralizing the sense of taa£e as regards sweet and bitter thing*, while sour and saline substance* remain unaltered. The Hindoos claim that the plant it as anti- Joie to snake bite. HUNTING ELEPHANTS AN EXCITING ADVENTURE IN THE UPPER KONGO REGION. The Mud Rush of the Startled Giant* Through the Dense Furout Foliage -- A Shot and a Tumble Into a Ewamp Hole Juit In the Nick of Time. Mr. Herbert Ward relates iii Cnssell's Magazine some exciting experiences that befell him in tho coarse of an elephant hunt in the forests of Mobnnga, a district uear tbe upper Kongo river. This country, which is inhabited by ilobunga cauuibiUs, had not been visited by a white man before. Having been successful in reaching a favorite ground for elephants, his guides left the hunter at midnight, retnruiug in their canoe. "After floundering about for some time," he HUTU, "I at length found an elephant path. The cane was trodden iuto thn sodden ground about four feet in width, and the path Jed straight across tho middle of the bamboo patch. On either side of tho path the cane grew GO thickly that I found it almost impossible to peuetrato. A storm was ragiug. I distinctly heard elephants forcing their way through tbe forest in order evidently to reach some open space ·where they might be safe from falling trees. "In tbe intermittent flashes of lightning I occasionally got a glimpse of their great, ghostly forms approaching the cane patch, and as the storm increased in fury the sound of elephants stampeding in all directions through tbe thick mass of bamboos impressed me in a most uncomfortable manner. Each moment I feared being trampled. Tbe floundering, heavy footsteps occasionally seemed to approach within a few yards of me, and I distinctly heard the frightened squeals of baby elephants as they plunged and stumbled ia the swamp. "The storm ceased as suddenly aa it came, and in the subsequent lull there wua a constant dripping of water in the forest and the sound of falling branches. The elephants appeared to be standing motionless, and the air was once again filled with the eternal musio of mosquitoes. "With the first indication of dawn my spirits rose, and I carefully wiped the mad from my rifle with the ragged sleeve of my shirt. While it was still too dark to distinguish the surroundings, I could plainly hear elephants stirring in all directions. Crawling some little distance along the sloppy path, I suddenly distinguished the outline of au elephant's bead and back cutting sharp aguiust the gray morning sky. It was impossible in thit light to estimate distance. "Creeping cautiously forward, I wag startled two or three times by a low, rumbling sound peculiar to elephants, and which is in some way connected with their digestion. The cane patch appeared to bo a perfect haven of refuge for elephants during the storm, for on every side there came audible evidences of their presence. "Wheu within whas I judged to be 20 paces of my elephant, I was jnst able to discern his ears, flapping spasmodically to beat oil' the mosquitoes and sand Sies that hovered around him, and his trunk swinging listlessly among the trampled cane, as if in search of something edible. Gradually I noticed a certain restivenens, as though the animal was conscious of danger. Raising his trunk in tho air, ha sniffed in various directions until his head was turned straight toward me. "Realizing that my presence was discovered and that there wus not an in- staut to lose, I took a steady aim at his left shoulder and fired. The reooil oJ my eight bore rifle knocked me backward, and as I struggled in the cane entangled slush, .enveloped in smoke, I was conscious of a deafening uproar. The rifle report echoed strangely through the forest, and the startled elephants charged madly forward in every direction, crashing through the dense foliage like giant locomotives. "By the time I regained my feet and bad ran aside to be clear from tbe smoke I found iny elephant slowly rising from the ground. By this time I was withia 15 paces of the beast and fully realized the necessity of firing a fatal shot. Trembling with excitement, I fired point blank at the aninjal'sfore- heftd, and, quickly stooping below tbe smoke, I caught sight of a jet of blood sporting from the wound, while the ponderous beast slowly sank to the ground again--dead. "Reloading in haste, I took two snap shots at an elephant rushing past me, without other effect, however, than to stop bis progress. He stood for a moment gazing at me and twitching his tail. Owing to wet or dirt I found difficulty iii opening my rifle, and in spite of frantin efforts I could not make the lever act. I can well recall the feeling of blank despair when tbe wounded beast, with coiled Iruuk and ears erect, rushed forward with a shrill scream. "I darted aside and fortunately fell, lost to view iu a swauip hole, completely covered with a mass of vines and branches. There I lay breathless tat some moments, listening to the floun- derfngs of the wounded elephant. At length tbe noise died away, and with daylight all was still again." Platinum aud Gold. A package of wire that weighs 25 pounds and resembles ordinary fine polished Bteol wire was entered at the appraiser's department of the custom house some time ago and valued at $5,000. This is almost as much as the same weight of gold would be valued, and the ·wire attracted a good deal of attention. It was platinum wire, and for that reason worth its weight in gold. A man who viewed it said that the demand for it had apparently increased greatly, a§ innch more platinum, crude and manufactured, was coming through the custom house now.--Duluth News-Tribune. Her Lucky Day. A North Carolina paper says: "A negro struck his wife two terrible blows 011 tho head with tin as. Tho negro escaped to the woods, and his wife soon revived and said: 'I mighty glftd he douu it, Itaso now ho'll stay cl'ar erdo neighborhood en I won't have ter suppo't him 110 mo 1 . It wuz a lucky day fer me w'eii he hit me wid dat ail' " Very few of us aro as thankful as that for these little blowings in disgnlse. FISHING AMONG HEELt. the Itedlj Km Something at A modest Cleveland youth, bert undergraduate, boud»d*ltfilk«Ua car a Jbr evening! »go, «wJ vlMto IM seated him self carele*ily small grlpnak on the floor feet. Presently the' ear began to fltt »p. Most of the new pMaenijm mnHfMt and aa they oame in one by OM tfct Adalbert man crowded afcntt fcltMUand EO got away from hli jripiMk. Tb«M were at leant half · dofCn firb ·* *fe left, and it was In ib*i Altwtitti «M* bis grip w«i located. ' " · c Pretty soon the oar aeafeed ..»!·' ping place, and tbe AdeibW UM thought himself of his baggage. B«'p*t his hand to the floor -- if warn'* ·£··»--- that is. the grip wun't then. H*ifttt» little way to the left;' U Ofe*|*V» reach it Then he atraightened op. ·· : "Pardon me, " he 1 said; -with' a «va» what inflamed countenance, "MtTlMM a grip somewhere under aaav" Aaift* dove down again. -i ' ' ' All he could feel va* flaiM? lay* heels, two of them -fatty r«*-««4te. 4 ·* reached a little farther. heel The girls begaa easily. Up came tbe ymaig 'BUST afata. His oonriettanM 'Ira* Mil '"·***' fc. fiamed. Thit time be wta* «· W»*at "It's here somewben, P ·» "mni« ed. "If you don't .Jikjat*,. lit again." Down he ·wmt'vit along still farther to tb*?Ml "I've got it." be ttttMatai. · He palled, bat it dlda't «aa*e "One moment," be mU, M ha»»lftt» H "No, it isn't, "piped aduiUappwn There was a brief ' rtrmg«U, aad *M tbe bashful youth nalitfieV ttat'kcJ aa4 hold of the young waeaatt'i fcoe. He stood up at this with a glare. Perhaps tbe girli'were by his hopeless look; pwbape they dida't like the way the other yaseaqgiri war* giggling. Anyway they ·hnrDed and soon produced tbe mlkaing And the youth with the iaarle* scooted from tbe oar. -- Cleveland flata Dealer. HOW THEY WOULD SPEND IT. Novel Exp«rin«t M t* GlrU A very school chiirtftin Springfield, ,'Maat., by D*. Dflwuon. Haperaafod 1,»9T at nearly equally diridcd M write BD answer to tfa*'t««T. had |5, all your own. do with it?" Kearly one-half (44 per cent) antwind .that «t»y vo«U deposit the moiWy la a bank. 1U8 pw ' 1 *"* cent would- boy «iothtog, t.1' ·would buy sonwthing ^cti«rt« cent ·would buy, toji · of mnMm 0ttt^ S. 1- pcir^ MBt. ] jewelry and flnety. niiie-taiiUlii''ot') yut cent would bay flrorma, 1.1'ytt f eBt wonld spend it for tewtl, 14 -pif ate* would spend it for other* ·ijd.tpc* iMit ·would buy books, eta, , The disposition to nViibawB bj'io many of tbe children U aUribntot t/ Dr. Dmwson Inrgely to OuAtMti^iM- ityto suggestion. Wbilv UM c£IMHi do not rwtlia* «b« fall ttgaHmmifjiit saving, the idM hu bMn ·mgtmtttt «p- ou their inloda and it baud to iiiM-Ut inflneuoe. In noting 1 tbo fr'iniiOilMlrf those whowoold bay olo*fc*Hrt**B4M be remembered, ^ the children nyi. tbat in w|ant something better to wear.. voted for something ty'ifc* » under 7 yeats «f age. el, tbe figures show that a» grow older tbe desin (o go wt fa** tfca world increases lapldly, nacfciasi height at about tbe begiaBsngcs! aUB cetice. · : The desire shown by tht tor*** arms is au expression of Btiuct that awaken* wtiia' or 12 yean of age. Ai f «fcat like to get bold of book* «« hWBitat «M adventure. The Undeaoy to- increases iteadily a* tfcw ettidt* i older. This class ntuabata as many girls as boya, Tba . manifests a feeling cl ali*te| numbers more gills tka* k«yi,: that the greater is strikingly manifest age.-- New York Pwi "T. Buchanan fieU, UMfM*«IVo wrote tbe famous *ab*iidwt waa a well known Washington during. a n o l d WasbinttaaUja. ' » ·» · brilliant man, · notaWr and a high flier wbon to ' ford to be and p«rhaj«*1* ' less, too, in his habits.. noon in drifted into, ona. of rooms of the aenatc-- be waa en friendly terms with moat of tb« big men up at the capitol -- and, ·kootp- ing into a chair, tall fao While he slept * cownto ot came into the rooto to do aom* tet- ter writing. Th« two shortly became involved far* toned but warm dlannasioB aa *o Iba progress of tbe war. them, who beJonfad to at any price' put? 4 piMMittfi MS tones to gvowloud, Md his fist down on a ta|d« ahouted, 'We moat "Tbe Bleeping poet J»»ed his chair like a two senaton looked et Wtm, astonished at the ·mVrtiii«e»e o awakening. Bead vabbed fate for a moment and looked i him. Then he roornuvei words: "Peace! Oh, from the (oath Would tmlW it* M ·ad stop It* MM! "I don't remember heard of a more «ha*mm« bM offcjfr- promptu poetical that. "-- Waahington BUr. . ' : in th* There are about t.BOO dents in Paris, moM of the* U Mfc/ about 900 in Bertfai.^noat of Ikeaa to music, pUloM)phyandiheBMislk» fe France the degrees .and. 4tekMifte»a granted by the national gorenaMiktiil bot by the nnlTersitia*., :, ; , . The Roman penny waa 10 o»U .'SPAPERf

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