North Carolina Newspapers

    The Weekip
( OOPKK Ac M( MOLSON, Editor.
Pure Democracy and White Supremacy.
XO. 17.
In North Carolina's ninny clime.
Their wou'l'ront Tirtuea, fadeless still.
Exert an influence anblima
in miniMering to human
And many pang along our way
Leo's I'lastcr dolh allay.
Yon can enra a bad can of Backache quick
er with one of Lee'a planter than by any
oflmr application, and aft r the bacbach is
eared, yon can utiJl wrr the plater withoora
for for a month, or longer. Thia planter ia a
jrrrat dlaoorery. and it ia hard to flud any pain
ormr&m thttt-.miU not rieM to it. JPn-parad
ulj by r. 3, 1XE, rrnggwtr
- Wreraons need medicine only when they
are sick and their Urea in danger-, then they
want the very lent that can be had. Dr. A. II.
Le & Brother ke?p only iiuch; they alisocrry
a full line of Tatent Medicines Esaentlal
Oils, Perfumery, Trtmum, EtiKlinh Tooth
ilrnahcii, Medicinal Whittkry, Honte and i"at
tl f Powder, and the best remedies for all dis
eaws and ailment of Homes, Mules, Cattle,
HogR, Poultry, cto.
Drug Store,
DR. A. M. LEE & BRO.
Drugs and Chemicals, Pure Ei-fsoritinl
Oila, I'aU'tit Mrdiciiics, Porfmnerv,
Trusses, .cht English Coimnt Tooth
IJriifihcN, Ac.
Tiiwhaclie m tun huiio l women irom early
rlurol lifo to old ninl few females are
wit limit it for fully tlncc fmirtlin of every day
of tlic ir life. We'll, 1 1 1 kitiiI remedy for thin
dint reunion rotnplaint ih I.kk'h Ha ka iif 1'
Tf.n, wlii h h us of Clinton nod bundii'il of
titoiinoii wmiu n pifiiioHii'-e tho Lent J'laiiicr
rver made. Thix I'liiHter in eomjioHed of frcHh
llalnarim nrnl (iiuim and pure India Kubber,
and in tho result of ten yenm' ;xrieiie; in
compouiidiiix lastei'!i. liiiekaehe, weak back,
sorei eheHt, heart aini liu-r troubles, kidney dm
enH, rheumatism, and n arly all pairi::ied
lly cured by it. It never iiiituten the nioHt
ensitive skin, but rooI'k and KtreiiKtliens the
parts. Try one. l'repared and nold only by
T. J. LEE, DniKKint.
A pure and wholcaome medicinal stimulant
in desideratum greatly needed. To supply
thia want Pure Barley Corn Whiskey, four
years old, Is offered to the public, with the
guarantee of Its perfect purity and wholcsonie
neits in every particular. This liquor is the
pnre extract of COHN and BAULKY, and is
neither Drugged, Liquored nor Watered in
any instance. Hold only ny
Da. A. M. LEE & BRO., Druggists.
A certain cure for warts on horses and mules
as Col. John Ash ford, Cnpt. Cornelius Par
trick, Capt. W. Lucius luison, Mr. W. II.
Faiaon, Col. Abncr M. Faisonaiid hundreds of
others in Sampson and adjoining counties will
oii tify. Bold only by
T. J. LEE, Druggist.
Lfe'b Worm Sr-ECinc never fails to expel
woru s from horsca and mules. Warranted in
every cane. Sold only by
J. LEE, Druggist.
We offer under thin head the best Condition
rwders in the niiiiket. Th- y are j repared by
the leading Drug House of the Uni to States,
from the formula of Dr. Wil'iams, of England,
the most distinguished Veteiinary Surgeon
living. They are excellent appetizer, a gen
eral alterative mid tonic, and can be relied
npon as a remedy for nil diseases of domestic
niir.als. Tliey are compost d of Licorice Itoot,
Juniper Berries, Flassced, Gentian, Ginger,
Iron and Antimnnv. Sold onlv by
Da. J. 31. LEA A BItO , Druggists.
Aitorneys i Law
Will practice) in finuipson nntl sur
ronmling Counties.
Special attention to the Purchase unci
Sale of Ileal Estate. PiHties desiring
to buy ov Boll laud or town property in
Sampson and Duplin Counties are re
spectfully requested to correspond with
Special attention given to the settle
ment of estates.
Pnro Dmgs, Eest Proprietary Medi
cines, Toilet Articles, Seeds, and every
thing kept iu well equipped Drag
Oilers Ii is porviees to the people of Clin
ton anil vicinity. Everything in the
line of Dentistry done in the best style.
Satisfaction guaranteed.
Office on Main St., iu Atkins' Riiildin;
Cannot Be Excelled
Sergeant Jasper at Fort Moultrie.
Vhen Charleston built for tbo Briton's
The spongy, hardy palmetto fort,
And the ship with their topsails taut and
Hrrtne1 over the tar at break of day,
Gun end swivel and rulverin
Shouting their murderous roundelay!
When the blwiiiig hot immured for
Time after time, in the soft, sly wood.
A ventiirou shell, from tho Morelands deck.
Struck the patriot rtaft. and snapped It
Neat ia the middle, without one fleck,
But 'Wl Uam Jasper saw from his post.
And, his young blood seething, still as a
Straight through the perilous fire lea pel
Leaped down, and back, by a leopard spring,
The smoke in his eyea, erect and brown,
A. 11 in the beat of a fcwallow's wing.
And he'd close, Hose, ns be climbed alo ip,
The banner sacrist and overthrown;
And ipiick, with that Mondy hand of his,
Notching it.t hxipt on his ramrod bare,
With a "So, my beauty!" arid one frank ki-is,
Filing it again to the glad, free air!
Thou tho friendly tides turned clean about,
An 1 slipiied from und-r the frigates stout,
And 8ir Peter Parker's crippled fleet,
With its disembarking, bewildered crew.
(J roped and fumbled, and got its fet,
And reeded off into the w-as anew.
Tis tho edd tulo; how ours sat down
At duk in their fair, beleaguered town,
We feal their valor, repeat their vows;
We k"op their memories east ami west;
We sing their praiso through tha happy
Hut of Sergennt Jnspr. who knows the rest)
Who risks it! Peace to hi ashes cold
The Carolinian grasses fold!
To the fond Uy heart, in its little hour
Symliol and vision of loyalty,
Homage! The root whereof ho was flowoi
Hears hundreds, happily, such as he.
ijct emperors sleep in their gorgeous fain"
For us, forever, some quiet name,
In which no armorer's skill is Versed,
To mock ot history's calendar.
And once through ita ordered pigo
Liko a headlong, glorious August star!
Louise I. Ouiney in Boston Tost.
Fate of John Ramsay, M. D,
I am a physician. I have made a life
long study of tho human brain, and
may, perhaps, ba pardoned if I say that
my opinions upon diseases of tho mind
now carry considerable weight among
members of tha profession.
It is only a week or two sinca I wa
called to a large asylum for the insane iu
Northern Ohio to examine a case which
baffled th3 skill of the local doctor?.
Alter disposing of tint matter I took an
unprofessional stroll through the insti
tution in company with my old friend,
the superintendent.
The asylum over which I now made a
tour of inspection w is a most beautiful
build ing, resembling in its appoint
ments the homes of the wealthy and
opulent. Wo wandered through room
nfter room and along successive halls
and corridors where men and women in
every stago of insanity passed the time
in various harmless amusomcnts, or were
restlessly confined ia tho cars of ward
ers and nurses. Of all tho misfortunes
to which humanity is heir, this loss of
reason is, to my mind, tho saddest by
far; and, though I might be expected to
have grown hardened by long years of
familiarity with all phases of weak in
tellect, I never cca;e to feel devoutly
thankful for that greatest of all benefits
conferred upon men by r. beneficent Cre
ntor a sound brain.
We had passed through the greater
part of tho enormous institution and
wero approaching that portion of the
building set apart for the rcsilenco of
the superintending physician my
friend, Dr. Habcrshon. Taking from
hia pocket a key, Dr. Hatcrsh.on In
serted it in the keyhole of a door. Bo
fore turning it, he looked at me in a
strange manner and said: "If you
were not an old med., Hartly, an I as
familiar with strange cases as I am my
self, I should warn you to keep your
countenance and betray no surprise on
entering hero. And I speak, anyhow,
so as to be on tho safe side." So say
ing he turned the key in tho lock and
opened the door. We quietly entered a
very neat but plainly furnished room,
and I confess that, although I have
witnessed queer, weird, wild and. oft
times blood-curdling sights, I never felt
so startled in all my life as I did at that
moment The room was not by any
means dark, for it was well lighted by
a large window running all along one
side, but placed above the reach of a
man, even though he should stand upon
a chair; yet at the farther end of tho
room I noticed a student's lamp burniug
over a plain pine-wood table, upon
which rested a human skull and some
writing paper. Seated at this table,
pencil in hand, was a man about the
same age as myself and Dr. Ilabershon
(40 years) gazing intently upon the
skull. What startled me so severely
was tho fact that when I had last seen
that man more than fifteen years since
I had seen him iu exactly
such a position, with precisely similar
surroundings. And yet, what a dif
ference! Then he had just graduated
at the head of hij class from our col
lege, and was looked upon as one of the
most promising young physicians in the
country now, he was a helpless maniac !
"Ramsay?" I involuntarily queried,
only partially , believing my own eye-
onnoadea. "You need
"Woa't-reply. -. it is
Ha will .sit at that Uhlo
I akttll tlBtil flavbraak
and thca he will throw himself upon hU j
b:d and sleep uotl'.
noon. J hat the
you know, and
Poor old Ramsay ;
deal, you know,
waj he unl to do,
humor him all I can.
I owo him a good
H-j'rtly. You remember all about itf
"Yen I remember the tory, though I
had a'moit forgotten it."
Ittmsay, Hibcrho3 and myself were
nil students together ia Philadelphia.
We were in ths same classes in college
and jointly occupied the same suite of
room. Furthermore we were all mak
ing a specialty of studying the human
materially differed from each other wti
tint Ramsay knew more than we two
fellows together.
True, Rnmiay w&, in regard to hii
theories and speculations, what many
people would call a "crank" but then
succsssful cranks are esteemed to be
gcniuies, and certainly Rsmsay was, in
my judgment, quite as near tho one as
the other.
Wo three follows all fitted in the
same social set, and although Loth Ram
say and Hibershon knew good and
beautiful fcirls by the score, the fates
decreed that they should fall in love
with tho same young lady. And yet,
strange cnoticrh, they never displayed
bail feeling toward each other, nor ever
sought to make tin lady's position an
unpleasant one on account of the rivalry.
It seemed to me, an onlooker, as though
there was a tacit understanding between
them, that no undue influence should be
brought into play, but that, knowing
how both loved and admired her, the
object of their admiration and esteem
should be left quietly to choose between
(J race Thorncy croft was a most beau
tiful and estimable girl and, though I
have been an old bachelor all my days,
I do not wonder that any man should
have sought her for hi) wife.
Ono day Grace, with her father,
mother and a brother, were down to
Atlantic City, where they took a sail
boat and went out. A sudden squall
overtaking them tho frail pleasure boat
was upset and Graco was tho only mem
ber of tho party who escaped with her
life. She was picked up in a fainting
condition and tenderly cared for, but
that her mind was shattered she was
insane. All that wealth, combined with
skill, could do was done for Grace, but
it availed nothing and tho physicians
and friends at last gave up the case as
hopeless. Hiberihon was himself al
most crazy with grief and could not
bear to go near tho poor girl. As for
Ramsay, ho shut himself up in his den
a small, barely furnished room whsro
he was in the habit of pursuing his
studies and experiments. There was a
determined expression on the fellow's
face and when I looked in on him
(which was seldom) he was always busy
with his papers and books sometimes
engaged in dissecting the brains of dogs
and other animals, and onco examining
a human brain.
He seldom spoke or even so much as
remarked my presence, though once he
said in an excited tone: "I shall cure
her, Hartly it shall bo done at any
So for day3 and weeks he sat ovor
that bare pine tablo gazing at the skull
in front of him ever and anon rapidly
penciling diagram of tho human brain
and of tho nervous system.
Late one evening I was sitting with
Ilabershon when there came a rap at
the door and Rinnay entered. Ho was
very quiet, but knowing him as well as
I did I could tell he had something
beyond the ordinary on his mind.
' Boys," ho said, "I think I have
found what I have been searching for
I think I can cure Grace. I say think,
because, after all, it is only a theory of
mine and mny utterly fail, but I think
not. Perhaps you Bay I ab.ou.ld not
theorizo and exnerinnnt on a woman
whom, as you know, I Iovj. Well, it
won't do any harm tD her and it may
do her all possible good. To-morrow
morning I shall try to do thj work."
Then turning mora particularly to
Ilabershon, he continued: "Ed., you
and I both love Gracs Thorneycroft,
Now, in tho presence of Hirtly, here, I
want you to promise me that, whatever
the consequences of my operation, you
will care for Grace as long as sho lives.
and. if necessary, care for me. too." i
1 think neithor Ilabershon or myself
understood tho purport of theso words,
when tiny wero spoken, though their
meaning was clear enough later on.
However, Ilabershon gave the request
ed promise and we parted for the
The next day, in the forenoon, Ram
say, in the presence of the two physi
cians who had been ia charge of Grace,
began his operations. I was. an inter
ested observer from a distant part of
the room, but Habcrihon could not be
induced to be present. Ramsay told
the older doctors that if his theory
proved perfectly successful in practice
he would be able to give his method of
cure in writing for tho benefit of the
medical world at present, ha said that
it was utterly impossible for him to in
telligently explain his idea. However,
he guaranteed that the attempt would
bo perfectly harmless to tho patient and
tho doctors stood by ready to pre
vent any undue or dangerous experi
ment. For myself, I have not the least
idea to this day just what the means
T. t a".
were wmcn uamsay empioyea io pro-
duco th.
1 1
with all the experience which I lu
gained with fifteen yeara practice.
Ramsay first of all admiiistered
draught to Grace Thorneycroft, wh
was seated in a recliamg
moments later he made a
in an artery in the patient'
which movement he folio
ing a similar incision in
own left arm. The
then connected by
ver tube. Fadn
tapped her he:
4 ialww aM
Tea minutes
perceptible di.
vri IVO iUUUlUUtllk
and a gleam of V
be forcing its way
poor girl but, Strang
far-away look was settli
say I Another ten minute
Thorneycroft recognized
the room, includiag myself,
Ramsay was led away from the pewly
conscious girl, a raving maniac!
As I have before remarked, I have no
explanation to offer I can only chron
icle bare facts. Ramsay was a iraa of
genius, surely, though iu the one act of
his life in which he proved that genius,
ho partially failed; and, in that by
losing his mind he was unablo to give
his theories to the world, his irenius
will never benefit posterity.
Ilabershon married Grace Thorney
croft two years later, and thev have al
ways taken the best of caro of the man
who saved a woman's reason at the ex
pense of his own. Detroit Fre Press.
The First Razor.
The earliest reference to shaving is
found in Genesis xii: 14, whure we icad
that Joseph, on being summoned before
the king shaved himself. Thero are
several directions as to s'aaving in
Levitticus, and the practice is alluded
to in many other parts of scripturo.
Egypt is the only country meitioned ia
the Bible where shaving was practiced.
In all other countries such nn act would
have been ignominious. Herolotus men
tions that the Egyptians allcwed their
beards to grow when in motrning. So
particular were thoTi5 -o shaving at
subject of reproach and ridicule, and
whenever they intended to convey the
idea of a man of low condition and
slovenly habits the artists represented
him with a beard. Unlike the Romans
of a later age, the Egyptians did
not confine the privilege of
shaving to free citizens, but obliged
their slaves to shave both beard acd
head. The priests also shaved the
head. Shaving the head became cus
tomary among tho Romans about 360 B.
C. According to Plinv, Scipio Afri-
canus was the first Roman who shaved
daily. In France the custom of shav
ing arose when Louis XIII. came to the
throne young and beardless. The
Anglo-Saxons wore their beard3 until,
at the conquest, they were compelled
to follow the example of tho Normans,
who shaved. From the time of Ed
ward in. to unaries l. beards were
universally worn. In Charles II.'s
reign the mustache and whiskers only
were worn, and soon after this the prac
tice of shaving became general through
out Europe. The revival of the custom
of wearing the beard dates from the time
of the Crimea, 1854-55. Penman's
A Successful Crusade.
Every afternoon, between five i
an under-sized man with
decided air boards a
cable car at Washington
south. Probably not or
five of his fellow
him as the hero
against the Citj
Chicago grows '
tlon ot yesterdt
of to-day. Thisl
the City railwaj
dozen years ago, p
(cars in which passengi
passes through a slot ioti
lines, Fhk, single-handed,1
sade against the bobtail
only when the cars were remo
did he go about it? He simply refused
to pay his fare except to a conductor.
The drivers on the lino came to know
him ana ceased jingling tneir ueiis
for his fare. He used to enter a car and
offer to pay the fares of all the passen
gers to a conductor. The result was
many a carload of people were hauled
free. Fisk found a few nervy followers;
tho newspapers took up the battle, the
public joined in, and the result wa3 tho
complete subjugation of the company
and the removal of the obnoxious ve
hicles. The fight, it is said, cost the
company hundreds of thousands in lest
fare and cars left on their hands, which
they were obliged to sell at prices away
below their cost Chicago News.
When a New Centnry Begins.
The confusion in the question whether
the year 1900 is a part of the niaiteenth
or of the twentieth century arisos prob
ably from the comparison of the ago of
a man with the years of the century.
We do not call a child one year old till
he has lived a year, aad we cal him ten,
for instance, all through his, eleventh
year. But tho year one began with tho
dayNo.l, and we call it the year one
ud to and including the. -365th day So
the year from 1 to ,100 comprise tho
fl- V and - the se'igKktnrf
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The National Pastime of the
Sturdy Norseman is "Ski."
Binding on the MSkts," He
Glides Down the Mountains.
Ski- running U l 0 the Norwegian
-WUM-batlls to Sh, America, or
'; rj Britoi-tt. jMrtlonal
1 J "V. '
ana sBOwaoai to 1 u
Cmadaa. Broken bVhillf, and crosae
by valley, the Norwegian fatherland
when wrapped n its winter mantel of
deep snow presentt difficulties to trav
elers requiring extraordinary means to
surmount Heavily drifted, the roads
become wcll-nizh impassable to horses
for long periods, and thon the only
means of communication from farm
house to farm-house and hamlet to ham
let is pedestrian. In this strait tho
sturdy Norseman binds upon his legs
his long fleet "ski" and flies easily and
gracefully over tho drifts and shoots
like lightning down the hills and steep
mount tin sides, and out of stern neces
sity has learned to draw a vigorous
amusement. The history of the "ski"
is the history of the wonderful people
who uso it as a Lir.hright. Norse
mythology is full of it, and some of the
most stirring pas;ages in Norwegian his
tory draw their romance from tho bold
and daring feats of hardy "ski" runners.
The "ski," pronounced softly and de
fiantly "sh"," familiar and dear to tho
runner as his sweetheart oftentiin?s, is a
long and narrow strip of wood, often
pine, better of hard wood, made with a
curling nose to override the snow, and
bearing near its centre a strap and rest
Tho length varios according to the
strength of tha runner and the pur
pose of the ".ski, " seldom exceeding
ten feet, however. For mountain and
denso forest traveling they are made
shorter and for military manoeuvres.
when worn by soldiers, are of unequal
length to facUitstfl - turninof rAodilv
Generally they present only the wood
en surface to the snow, but some
times, especially when designed for
travel where many hills are to be as
cended, their bottoms are covered with
deer hide, the hair pointing backward,
and acting as a secure anchor against
retrogression. They solve the problem
of walking on the snow on tho sime
principle as the more clumsy and
slower plaited snowshoe familiar in
American forests, by dividing the
weight of the wearer over a large sur
face. The American snowshoe is also
in U3e in Norway, but, as was remarked
Ly an expert runner, "it is too slow for
men, and we give it to old women and
put it on horses."
The feats of speed and dexterity per
formed on their "skis" by expert run
ners are wonderful. On a level surface
they move as fast as a good hone, but
it is coming down hill that they show
their mcttlo. Curving gracefully over
the crest, as the slopo grows steeper
they gather speed liko lightning, until,
with full headway, they shoot through
the air with the speed of a railroad
train, fairly taking away the breath of
the daring runner with tho rapid motion.
A well authenticated account is current
in Norway that one Finnish woman, a
very expert runner, ono day tried tho
descent of a peculiarly steep mountain
side, and attained such fearful speed
that when those who awaited her at the
end of her bird-like flight received her,
she stood bolt upright on her "skis,"
dead, the breath literally ravished from
her lip by her rapid descent The
"hop" is tho most dVfoult and danger-.
Laf h many f TWTTun-
ner. . in uesceautaguiu, wmu
and small precipice are often met with,
and over these the care ful and the timid
runners simply slide, but expert
and venturesome runners augmcat
,Mhe danger and the excitement
1 at tha same time by leaping into the air
just at the verge of the cliff, landing
far beyond the point where the sliding
runner would alight In the races and
games with tho "skis," a "hop" is gen
erally made by building up a cliff with
nnv t aomn convenient Doint of the
declivity, and this is made high accord
inr to the. skill and dirins of the run
ners. One moment on the earth, a
sudden spring, and away he flies through
the air, 50, 70, 100 feet, enough of a
fall, one would think to break every
bone in his sturdy body, but landing
safely and gracefully and shooting away
on his coursx
As a national pastime "ski" running
has attracted the widest attention in
Norway, tho royal family lending the
cnthu-iaBm of their presence to the
yearly carnival. Ia this country it is
only recently coming into notice, and
Minneapolis is entitled to the meed of
having been tho home of the first "skP
club ever organized in America Min
neapolis Journal.
The Cost of a House.
People who are going to build may
like to know that "a three-thousand-dollar
house" is ono that the architectu
ral paper says can be built for $2,850.-
37; costs $3,100, according to mo ar
chitects estimate ; ia worth $3, 700, the
caroenter says, to build; increases in ex-
Twiise .to $4,800 during the process of
erection, Vnd makes I-jou draw your
check for $5, 85& 2S before you "more is
I tJowBilor Edoaattoa. .
Tfe WiU Aalnal Traaet.
"There is scarcely anything going oa
in tha trade this yesr," recently ob
served Mr. F. J. Thorn ps db, who U
perhaps the largest wild animal dealer
ia the United States and who reside la
New York. "You see, this year," he
continued, is the preiKIeaUal year, and
like theatrical butinea our trade U
seriously affected. Ia off years circus
and other shows pat in their heaviest
work, whita la ,n Uka thli the coita
trymea, wh-afi0T s holiday, la
a r '-the g. -ff to a
t - j
aia oi may, r- v
wer axp?rleaci. I
Then there we hundreds of circtHss,
big and uttle, and various side snows,
which patrolled tha country from ocean
to ocean. Out ia tha. wost, too, mny
of the small shows had gambling at
tachments, which helped materially to
rako ia the money. A proprietor of
one of these thought no'hing of paying
$1000 for any animal which happened
to strike his fancy.
"But many of these parties made
money so fast that they shortly closed
up business and quit. Then came tho
financial crash of 1873, and the fctagna
tioa of every kind of business, and the
failures of most of these circus and
showmen remaining. The i th? new
mi who came into the biuimss di I not
havo much money, nnd could not afford
to buy large numbers of animals or very
valuable specimens. So it has been ever
since, with a consequent stagnation in
animal trade.
Another thing which has affected tlu
bu-iness a good deal is the growing
scarcity of certain kinds of wild ani
mals, and the closing of some of the
depots for their collection aad ex
portation Nubia nnd upper Ejypt,
for example, for a long time were the
great headquarters for the supp'.y of gi
raffes, elephants, hippopotami, and the
double-horned rhinoceri, with manj
other wild animals, tut since the
troubles there, subsequent to tho death
of Gen. Gordon at Khartoum, absolutely
iiuimug"uas wva tecLtvuu nuui lias re
gion, which is now barred, for an in
definite period by the impending Italo
Abyssinian war. And then agaia tho
depot in Sou'h Africa re beginuing to
closo because the hunters havo to go
such immense distances before they can
reach the lairs of tho wild animals, hun
dreds of miles from their former hauat.
The cause of this is tho extermination o'
all kinds by the BO-called sportsmen,
who pour into that regiou liko they did
into the United States whon the buf
faloes roved tho plains.'' New York
A Man With a Silver Hand.
Daniel Goodwin of Weymouth, Mass.,
has a German silver hand, and, not
withstanding the fact that there are no
fingers on it, ho is able to keep pace at
his trade that of carpentcring--with
those blessed with the customary num
ber of digits. An injury to Mr. Good
win's own hand necessitated its ampu
tation. It was not until he ha I invent
ed a substitute, which he hoped would
enable him to support himself and
family, that he would consent to have it
amputated. His scheme consists of a
socket, reaching half way to the elbow,
into which socket tho stump is placed,
and at the Other end of which a hole is
drilled with a thread cut. The con
trivance is a great success. Mr. Good
win has a surprisingly large number of
useful tools that fit into this tappod
hole, and he can drive nails all day wifh
a nammer mrs is uciu ia piace dj
check out sct&we
the aocket ' h f
of his pockeia with ., his left hand,
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screws it into f he socket, and proceeds
to business. Boston Herald.
Warming the ShlTering Toor.
In many cities on the Continent in
days of exlremo cold, the municipal
governments, from a fund previously
set opart for the purpose, place at inter
vals among the crowded neighborhoods
of the poor largo iron braziers, which
are kept filled day and night with hot
coals. They are circular upright reccp-
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tacies, aoout ine size oj a uarrci, wim
an open top and with hole pierced in
tho sides for tho purpoic of a draught.
They are placed upon the pavement near
the sidewalk at the corners of ttrccts,
where crowds may collect about them
with the least obstruction to traffic.
During tho bitter 'col J weather crowds
of half frozen people huddle about these
braziers. Boston Advertiser.
An Expensive Rrqnest.
A Philadelphia lawyer was appointed
solicitor for a certain business house in
that city. At the end "of the year ho
was asked to send in his account, which
he did, by lumping everything, simple
saying, "So and So, Dr. to Professional
Services, $2000. The manager was a
great stickler for form, ar.d seut back
the account, asking for an itemized
statement The lawyer did as requested,
and at the bottom tarked on the follow-
inrr: "To ureuarins itemized btate-
ment, $100." After a murmur of horror
and astonishment it was paid.
C Oi vat
' After church:
Spoggs Was it not disgraceful, the
way in which Siaiggs snored ia church
to-day? V - '
' StuggsI should think it -aa, Why,
ha weka as allnp. -
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ftoataera Rice FleU
Ia former times tha cuHiratioa was
coeflaed mostly to th sea Minis, aad
tha low shore lands of tha mU of
Booth Carolina and Georgia. Mora re
cant y Louidaa aad several other
southern state i have produced large
quantities of ri makiag rice culture
oaa of the most important iadustries of
tha south. Yet tha annua! ronsutnptios
of riee ia tha United States it reported
at nearly double tha prod uctioa.
Uoe oj the greatest troubiee of the
cultivator jieo 1 tha bl-aGul at-
rda. i la tho epriag.a?f
0 tBllmtrmrflu 4 f. V
and destruciiva, aad it is a narer-faia,
time of great anxiety to the rice grower.
Many lirds are fond of rice, but the
chief marsul?r is tha rlce-blrd" or
"bololink" of the totth. These winged
"anarchists" do not visit tha field by
scores or hundreds only, but by thou
sands and by innumerable multitude.
Sometimes whole fields are destroyed,
bringing to tho rice-planter a "crop of
discouragements" instead of a crop of
During ths time the rice-bird are so
numerous, hundreds of loyi and men
are employed, called "bird-niinder,"
who alarm tho bird by discharging fiie
arms, and in various way strive to keep
the birds from th(! field. Bird-trapping
and netting and egg
destroying are resorted to without
apparently diminishing the numbers,
ind with about as much visible benefit
is a fence might bo in keeping weeds
from a garden. In the "Annual Report
of Agriculture" it i stated that the
tnnual loss occasioned from bird
aggregates $2,000,000.
One largo rice-grower says: "We em
ploy about one hundred 'bird-minders,'
who &hoot from three to five kegs of
powder daily, of twenty-five pounds
ach; add to this shot and cap, and
you will have some idea whet these
birds cost one planter." Independent
A RHnd Man'a Ingenuity.
"Will you please set my watch right
ami toil me wnnt tuo uam h uww k
has run down?"
The speaker was blind and he handed
nancsome goiu sicm-wiaaer io nis
friend. The friend put the watch right,
told the time and then handed it back
to his blind friend, saying, "Of what
use is a watch to you? How can you
tell tho time?'
"You havo just set the watch at a
quarter to two," said the blind man,
snd now it is fu'.ly wound up. If I wish
to know what the timo is this evening I
mall rewind the watch and count each
of tho clicks as I tura the key. There
ue forty-fivo clicks, for example. Now
I have found that nine clicks correspond
:o 100 minutes, so that if there are
forty five clicks it will mean that eight
hours and twenty minutes havo elapsed
ince the time tho watch was set, mak
ing the time five minutes past 10 o'clock.
I always remember what tho time was
when I wound it up last, and so by a
ittlo care and ca'culation can always
me very near what the time is."
New York Mail and Express.
Petroleum as a Medicine.
Dr. Blache states that a refiner of
petroleum having been prohibited by a
prefect tho distribution of petroleum in
nedicinal doses, the fact led to anJn
quiry being made as to its allcg'ed
utility ia affections of the chest the
petroleum from Pennsylvania and Vir
ginia being that fir st experimented with.
Dr.? Blache states, as the xeiulVj?-
etioa and the par
oxysms of coughing, and in simple bron
chitis rapid amelioration has been ob
tained; its employment ia phthisis has
been continued for too short a time, as,
yet, to allow of any opinion being de
livered as to its efficacy, beyond the
fact that it dimmlshJs expectoration,
which also loses its purulent character.
The petroleum is popularly taken in
doses of a teaspoonful before each meal,
and, after the first day, any nausea
which it may excite in some persons
Bill Nye's Cow For Sale.
Owing to ill health, says Bill Nye, the
humorist I will sell at my residence in
town 20, range 18, west, according to
government survey, one pluihed -rasp
berry colored co. agel 8 years. She
is a good milkstcr and not afraid of
cars or anything else. She is a cow of
undaunted courage and gives milk . fre
quently. To a man who does not fear
death ia any form she would be a great
boon. She is very much attached to
her home at present by means of a trace
chain but she will be sold to anyone
who will agree to treat her right Sin
u one-fourth .short horn and three-
fourths hyena. I will also throw ic
double barrelled shot gun which goes
with her. In May she generally goes
away somewhere for a week or two, and
returns witi a talL red calf with loag.
wabby legs. Her name is Rose, ani
prefer to sell her to a non-resident
The New Universal Language.
"I love, thou lovest, she loves," in
Volapuk, the new universal language, is
T-nfoK lofous. lofof." and "They will
bava been loved" ia "Pulofom.
"The knowledge of one's self is the best
foundation of all Tirtues' i, In Vol
apnk, "Itisavam eblaem stabia gndikin
-.v. '.irr
inoaiiclr a4 Urvtrtaa.
Sat a rW tibia ate evlU,
81 ant! too,
Far UfMwl a wloklmg rirme
ftx-t ami aboaw.
"Ar U t-d, -I wl and prj
1 rrr bar?? aw ai Uwy
VnntWr praaaata tm tWtr way.
!auai m oV fayly ammim
&mj4a auig.
Glancing pwr4 lew! ttteeaaUe
Urlaa and atreaift
- W'oaM thai I wwa UmV U a.
U.?y,"aWGrtebs, soar h
2TV. a a -""
From the easUa wai
Moved, a&S kr.
Wharton." said fair OrteMi " k .
Whom tlx tnvfel ao, th b
WouUat thca prince or Ciadrtrh bP
" DMrka awr with nty Crrtcbwi
Uy my aiU
Iu lb cot if thou wilt graft It"
IU refdlwl.
"Yet," aha whljni,uttiio,eoinmall"
Turn b abpTKxt fold baud
On Uie blttahing maiden band.
M.J. Adams in Cutumnt
A hotel call-boy never take aflrODt
when the clerk yell "Front 1"
The English language sound odd Io
. . i.t in
a iorcigncr, as wnen one says, i i
como by-and-by to buy a bicycle."
TL man who make your knuckl snap
And nay, "I'm glad U nwrt J cm,"
Is very frequently a chap
Who'll readily forgrt you. jsj
Did vou ever see a doctor kick
banana peel oft the sidewalk, or tell an
acquaintance that ho was sitting In a
New Jersey swain (calling oa h
girl) What makes tho housj ahake ao,
darling? Girl Its pop, up stain: He'
got the fever 'n ague agio.
In a play recently produced in Tarli
there were twenty horses oa the stage.
"Yes," he said, "I began life an,
farmer's lmv. and to-dsv I am worth
came io in ena wuuoui a ursv-o. isy - i
A lauudry which stands in thesbadol
of an east-side church, PufTalo, beal ) i J.
the appropriate legend on its sign boar' I '
"Cleanliness i next to Godliness." i (
millions." "To what do you attributed M
yoursucrcs?'' "To getting away from the
tarra as soon as i couiu.
A book agent trlod to sell a Pithburg
woman a volume entitled "Tha Art of
Speech" yes ter lay, but sho cast such a
withering look upon him that the
wretch slunk away in shame.
A sportsman is a man who spends all
day awsy from his buslnci , $2 for pow
der nnd shot, and comes home at night
tired, hungry and ugly, dragging a
a fourteen cent rabbit by the ears."
There is a general feeling of content
ment among the Chioeso laundrjmea
over the trade of 1897. Some of them
havo saved up $75 and are going back
to China to live in ease and luxury all
their life.
We know of no picture more keenly
portragant of human anguish aad thl
awful consciousness of imminent disaster--'
than that of a dignified man with
mouth full of baked beans trying to
press a aneeza. - "-,'':''
A scientist says: "li the I
flattened out the sea
JrJJea deep all o
Timid Yonng 8uu6t,, ,
consent of papa) : Aad now
you, sir, whether-ah -whether y-
daughter has any domestic accomplis'j
mentt Pana f sarcastically): let, su,
she sometimes knits her brows.
"It is pretty blue up at the house,,,
said Mr. Twinsy, mournfully; 'Trego!
a cold, my wife's got a cold, baby a got
the measles, aad ray eldest daught rs
got a piano. Which is the wa vejt
park to sleep mf'
Omaha mother "Where is Mr. Jflse-
fellow r Lovely daughter (sittin g alone)
"Gone home." "Home! It's only t
o'clock." "Yes he" asked me to--tc
marry him, and --and I said no,' and
and be went right off-boo! hoo! hoo!
"How is this, my son, you write and
-.ell me that you're up and dressed every
morning in time to see the sun rise,
while the president informs me that you
lie in bed till 0 o'clock and afterP
"Well, you see, father, the sua rises till
noon out here"
Charming youeg hostess: 'Why,
Major, you are not going so soon?'
Major (who prides himself on being one
of those fine old-xchool fellows who ciu
say a neat thing without knowing it):
"Soon? Madame, it may seem soon to
yoa ; but it sesms to mo I havo been
here a lifetime.'
"I saw you looking on at the tobog-.
gau slide in tha baseball park on Ifcs
west side yesterday, said Brown to the
Chinaman who had just brought ia his
laundry. "What do you think of to
bogganing. John!" "W-b-i-s-hl
Wa'.kee backec milecP said the China
It's tt stranzeEt thing, tnethink, .
That a maiden crimp and prinks
Till aba wins ber beatt-idoal of tba l4a.
And than dotsct eara a snap -.j
- II be aaas her in a wrap ,
Andawerwlpait alippera of try
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