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-4 QppYWQHT. Ifl&> BY <J.B.LIW>INCoTT COMPANY* /
Some days after the occurrences last
mentioned Dabney went to Sparta and,
after conferring with Torrance, th<
"I must see Carruthers. and I must
see that will before the meeting oi
court. Dabney, sometimes old eyes,
though they have to wear spectacles,
car see things which younger, from
want of experience in searching, may
overlook. Aside from Amerson's pas
sion for our client (and that is natural
enough), he's in a scare of some sort;
of what I can't tell; but I will find out.
Ilis patronage of Carruthers is suspi
cious, and you must see that he is
taken care of by Rachels in the inter
im. That Amerson had a purpose in
having the paper so copied I haven't a
doubt. It's our business to find out
what that purpose was. My theory, a«
I believe I wrote you. is that he fraud
ulently substituted the copy for the
original when the old man demanded
it for the purpose of destroying it. It
will be a new question whether such a
thing would be construed as a revoca
tion; but if we can prove the fact,
we'll get such a hold on men's minds
regarding the scoundrel that we can
force him to terms outside of his pro
posed conditions, which a man of any
Sort of sensibility never would have
offered. If I don't get to Milledgeville
Friday night, before court. I will cer
tainly the next day in time for a look
in the ordinary's office."
ITe did not come until Saturday near
noon. After dinner he, with Dabney,
repaired to the courthouse.
fie read the will carefully, twice,
occasionally lingering at a word as if
hesitating what it was, or what it
meant. Calling for the inventory
which Amerson had rendered in, ho
looked over that as carefully, then
said, in a low voice:
"Dabney, are you at all familiar with
"No; I've seen it sometimes, and I
readily recognize his signature."
"The writings seem to have been
made by one hand, yet in the will it
appears constrained. Let me compare
them somewhat longer."
After so doing, he took the will to a
window, and lifted it between his eyes
and the sunlight outside. Smiling, he
called to Dabney, and said:
"Look over that thing again, and,
doing as I have done, say if you sec
After doing as ho bid, Dabney an
"There!" he said, almost angrily,
putting his finger on a particular spot,
"don't you see that word in pencil?"
"Now I do," said Dabney.
"Oh, the sun! the glorious, true
beaming sun! We've got him, as sure
as God is in Heaven! Now, my lad. you
step down town and pet Ilainer to come
with you. Yonr legs are more active
than mine. The old man Flint trades
with him frequently, doesn't he?"
"That'll do. Run, my sou, and bring
him here. Tell him t/otn ot us
think it is important."
The conference of the three was
brief. The merchant smiled after a
brief scrutiny of Mr. Flint's attesta
tion. and promised to accede to the re
quest to keep silent what he had dis
covered. Yet later in the afternoon he
said to a customer:
"Seaborn Torrance, I see. is in Mil
ledgeville. Between you and me, I
believe he's the biggest man in the
whole state of Georgia. You're ffoing
to see some fur fly before he leaves this
"What do you mean?" the others
"Never mind; do you come to the
courthouse Monday morning?"
When the lawyers had returned to
the tavern, Torrance said:
"Dabney, do you know, sir, that ever
since you told me fully of the admis
sions made by Carruthers I've been
hoping that the case was as we've
found it to be? And did ever a villain
more fully betray his own self? As you
know, I'm not a church member, but
I'm not more sure of my own exist
ence than that this world is governed
by an Intelligence which is as just and
merciful as it is wise, which, i<i cases
like this of the widow and child of a
good man, uncovers rascality for the
purpose of beginning its pi-nishment
here, right here, knowing tha it won't
do to put it off. Yet in all hy prac
tice I have never known rascality to
be so foolishly exposed by its own per
petrator. But I'm tired after my long
ride on an up-hill and down-hill, rocky
p.ncl shamelessly-worked road. 1 must
have a nap, and to-night I must have a
talk with Rachels. Saturday night, I
know, will suit him less than any
other; but, with his interest in the
case, you can manage a conference. I
don't care if it can't be had before ten
or eleven o'clock, as, to-morrow being
Sunday, I can sleep as long as I please.
See him, and tell him that I wouldn't
object to a toddy, either here or in one
of his back rooms. Perhaps we'd as
well go to the old fellow's den. Step
over and see, Dabney, that's a good
Dabney went, and said that Rachels
could not well leave his store, but that
he would be glad to receive both of
them in his own room at ten o'clock or
a little after.
"All right, my son," said Torrance.
"Come about half-past nine, or sooner
if you like, so we can have some pre
liminary talk. I must compliment you
011 the way you've worked up this case,
Dabney. That you didn't see what I
saw this evening is because of the un
suspecting innocence natural to you.
I'd have been a happier man if I'd had
the same. This faculty of unearthing
meanness is an evil one. Do you know,
sir, that sometimes I compare myself
with a bloodhound and feel the ig
nominy of the simile? I've tried my
very best to have confidence in man
kind, but I can't; never had it when a
boy. This thing of knowing people is
the meanest knowledge a man can
have. Go ou, now, ajid let me take tny
In less than live ininutesliis coat and
boots were off and 110 was snoring.
Dabney paid a visit to his client in
order to make report of progress,
which thus far seemed reasonably sat
isfactory. She had come to town and
Was staying with a friend on Liberty
street. Faithful to the lead of Tor
rance, he did not make known to her
their latest discovery, but in a modest,
honorable way endeavored to make
himself as entertaining as possible In
conversation partly relevant to her
and partly not. lie came to the
tavern in time for a good chat with
"Rachels is a person one can talk
freely with, isn't he, Dabney?"
"That he is. You may confer with
him in entire trust in his discretion."
"All right, then."
The visitors were received at the en
trance of the alley to which the prem
"Ah, (ius, my good liig Indian, how
is it, and how has it been with you?"
"So, so, Mr. Torrance, only a little
jailed from having 1 to take care of poor
Owen Carruthers, who's been on a bit
of a spree with some money he got
from Mr. Amerson. I've pot him in
charge, so as to not let him miss court
"That so? The devil! I mean Am
erson. Bless your heart, Gus. for your
thoughtful kindness! I wanted to
have a talk with Carrutliers, but some
thing has transpired that makes it
hardly worth while before Monday
morning. Have you got him with j-ou,
and have any of his senses come back
"Yes, sir, he's in one of my rooms,
and 's about over it. I'm to let him
have one more drink after awhile. I'll
find out before you leave if it will suit
to talk with him to-night. I'm glad
you came. I got him scared at the
idea of keeping drunk and being fined
by the judges, who would put him in
jail till he sobered up. It will help
might'ly to know that you are in town,
and might do good if he knows you are
After entering the room, Torrance
began to talk in his usual deep bass
tone on indifferent subjects. After a
few minutes, Carruthers, who was on a
bed in a room adjoining, called to
"Tell him," said Torrance, "I'd like
him to take a drink with me."
"Who the devil is that talking in
your room?" Carruthers asked. "Blamed
if it didn't sound in my very sleep like
Sebe Torrance's big voice."
"That's just who it is. He's come
over to be ready for the Amerson case.
When he found out you were here, he
asked me to tell you that he'd like you
to take a drink with him and Squire
Dabney in my room. You're to have
one more, you know."
"My Lord! I didn't know the mat
knew me so well. You see, Gus Rachels,
that I'm more of a gentleman than
some folks take me for. Why, certain
ly, of course. I'm glad I never took
my last drink you limited me to
i sooner Hand me them clothes, won t
TORRANCE AXI) DABXBY WENT TO THE
COITRTHOrSE AND WAITED.
rou, Sally brought me this evening.
Flow do 1 look? Is my face at all
swelled? And my eyes, do they look
"Oh. you're all right enough, now.
The thing is to keep so."
He assisted him in dressing, the
while cautioning him how to conduct
himself in the presence of the distin
guished visitor, ending thus: "I hope
you'll show Mr. Torrance that you
don't belong to Wile Amerson."
"Gus Rachels," said the invalid, while
being assisted in tying h#? cravat,
"you're the only man in this blessed
world I'd let talk to me that way. You
know you are. You see a man like
Sebe Torrance has asked me to take a
drink with him."
His moistened eyes and the pathof
in his words touched Rachels, who
with instant compassion said:
"Oh, you know I didn't mean to hurt
your feelings, boy. I'm not a-denying
that you want to do right. That'll do.
You look real spry. Come along."
His handsome face and slight figure,
which had learned to accommodate it
self to his limping movement, showed
to full advantage in his tasteful dress
ing. lie met the party with grace, as
if he were accustomed to such invita
tions, and strove, not quite, but near
ly, with success, to hide his embar
"Ah!" cried Torranee. "The son of
my dear old friend Lewis Carrutliers,
the best of court-clerks, and as clever
a man as ever lived in Milledgeville or
any other town. How are you? A
man of my age, as a general thing,
oughtn't to invite the young to drink,
but I'll make an exception in this one
case, if you and Dabney will join me."
For long afterwards Dabney used to
tell of that meeting at the "Big In
dian," of the instant and continued
charm put by the great lawyer upon
the harmless weakling, of the ease
with which, while entirely respectful
of his feelings, he drew, one after an
other, everything that was of any
value from his recollections of his re
lations with the Amersons. Rachels
sat and wondered how, in less than an
hour's Irregular and apparently un
concerned chatting, he strung along
together items Individually seeming
insignificant, but gradually making a
chain Incomparably stronger than he
had imagined to be possible. At the
last, as at the first, they clinked the
glasses, and, after an engagement to
meet at the court an hour before Its
opening, the lawyers took their leave,
and shortly afterwards Rachels carried
"We could have gotten more out of
him, if wo had needed to," said Tor
rance. "He's not bad. Dependence
and other things have made him .shack
ling. I am gratified to see that he
doesn't understand Amerson. There'll
be no difficulty in getting the truth
out of him on the btand, however re
luctant ho may be to hurt one who ho
thinks has befriended him. I thought
I)est, howevor, to say nothing to him of
what wo discovered to-day. It'll be
well for Rachels to know it, and I
asked Hirn to come to my room to-mor
row. You're sure of his discretion,
you say? Yes; well, I'll tell him, and
be must keep it to himself till Monday.
I wanted to impress the boy with tlio
seriousness of the case. You
saw how he winced once or twice at
what 1 said. I intended to make his
hair rise a little, then let it lie down
again. Hell feel like it's going to lift
him off his feet, Monday. It was well
to see him, mainly tot the purpose of
deciding how wo should handle him on
tl'ie stan'V There's going to I>e no
trouble. I declare it touched mo to pee
tears in his eyes when I spoke of what
sort of man lils father was, and what
an honorablo name he had left. It
was every word the truth. Helgn-ho!"
Karly after breakfast on Monday
morning Torrance and Dabney went to
tho courthouse and waited for 1 Rachels
"I feel first rate this iteming, Pab
ney. Good faith, I feel nigh a$ young
as you look. What a man is then}
Rachels! to say nothing of the sort 01
toddy he can make for an old fellow
like me to go to sleep with. I don't
take 'em often, specially at night; but
I thought I would last night, as much
for politeness' sake to Rachels as any
thing else. Yes, he's a good man. The
older I get the more I admire how it
is that the good Lord often puts in
lowly places men such as him. But
yonder they come. What a graceful
mover is Carruthers, in spite of his
crutch, and how tastefully got up!
Well, Gus. flow do, Mr. Carruthers?
The top of the morning to you. sir. If
you and I were better acquainted I'd
call you Owen, knowing and respect
ing your father as I did. But on such
&s that we'll talk hereafter. I want
to have a little chat with you about
this paper just handed me by the clerk, |
which purports to be, but is not, the j
last will of Pearce Amerson. It's a i
pity you were sick when it was first j
offered for proof, or all the trouble j
about it would have been saved, at
least on one side. Please come with
in the bar."
When they were seated side by side,
"Look it over carefully by way of
preparing yourself for Rome questions
which I am going to put to you on tho
stand. Note those signatures. Bless
me! what a magnificent hand yott do
write! and how well you can imitate!"
Carruthers read a few lines on the
first page, turned over, and, after scru
tinizing narrowly the signatures,
turned it back and fixed his eye on the
spot at the top where the word "Copy"
in pencil by his own hand had become
nearly obliterated. He became deadly
pale, and, looking at Torrance for •
moment, rose, and, grasping his crutch,
got out of the bar, and was making
for the door, when Rachels caught hto
arm and seated him by his side on thf
"Let me loose, Gus Rachels!" he said,
nanting. "I won't have anything t<!
Flo with this cussed case. I'm 6iok,
and if I have to stay in this place 1
"Mr. Carruthers," said Torrance,
when he had gotten where they were,
"it is a fortunate thing that Wiley
Amerson got you to do what he din.
The Nemesis of wrath, perhaps, you
never heard of; but you're going to see
it, and you're .going to feel it, at least
to a degree, if you run away from this
place or try to dodge the high duty you
are called here for. I want nothing
but the truth out of you, sir. That I'll
have, if I have to open you from your
neck downward and tear out the In
sides of you. It won't hurt, on the
contrary, it will save you from harm of
every sort, to let it out without resort
to the knife. If you stand squarely to
what you know, and to what you see 1
know, I'll protect you against even a
leather to fall upon you. If you don't,
I'll put you in the penitentiary for
Complicity In forgerv. Gus, you'll
know how to calm down this man.
I've no idea that we'll havo to send the
sheriff to your assistance."
"Oh! he'll be all right In a few min
utes. Mr. Torrance. The thing took
him by such surprise as to scare him a
little. Then, yon know, Mr. Torrance,
HE BECAME DEATHLY PAI.E.
he's obliged to have some feeling for
the man that's been good to him, when
he sees he's going to be ruined."
"Natural, perfectly natural. I knew
he wanted only a little time. Mr. Car
ruthers is a perfectly honorable man,
and I am sure he never dreamed of the
intention of his employer in having
liltn make a copy of that paper."
"Of course 1 didn't, Mr. Torrance,"
said Owen, in humble reassurance.
"I didn't dream of such a thing, and I
can't imagine how come Mr. Amerson
to make such a mistake."
"It was that divinity I mentioned
just now. It was God Almighty that
made him do It. Gus, just before your
young friend is to be called up, sup
pose you have a nice little toddy for
him, and take him to one of the jury
"Got it already in my pocket, Mr.
"Ah, you good man! you thoughtful,
He walked leisurely back and re
sumed his chair. As the justices and
others came In, he met all with pleas
ant greetings. Mr. Flint came In with
"How do, my old friend, that looks
nigh as young as you, Watson, or me
either, that I know am at least a year
in the advantage of you. Have you
seen Mr. Rainer, Mr. Flint? He wants
to have a chat with you, he told me."
"I see him jes' a minute, Squire Tor
rance, in the store. They was some in
the store, and he told mo he'd come up
with me time or nigh time I got here.
Yonder he is now."
Rainer beckoned him away, and then
"Well, Watson, what's tho least bad
thing you've got to say about your
ever errant self? I'm glad to see you.
I'd always rather be with you in a Case
than against. But 1 can see in your
very eye that you are not going to fight
that lovely widow there and that
cherub of a boy by her side. Isn't she
fine? .See how Dabney tries to do tho
agreeable to her. No, It isn't going to
be a hard, a very hard tight, eh, Wat
"Ah, my dear friend, such heavy
strokes ns you've aimed nre to be par
ried somehow, with your citations und
your case for damages the biggest I've
ever known put in a writ. The con
founded case ought to have been com
promised in the way Airierson suggest
ed. You're going toget nothing either
by your damage suit or your attack on
the will. These Justices may decide
the lust in your favor, in obedience to
popular feeling, but, Torrance, you
know it can't stand in the superior
court, no matter what you prove to
have been said by the old man about
destroying his will, or what he said at
the time of making sliglitof his daugh
ter, who, 1 agree with you, is a devilish
flnc-looking woman, and, I've no
doubt, a very tfood one. Suppose we
agree on an appeal, and so have only
one tight over it?"
"I think not, Watson. No, I think
not. I want to start up the quarry at
least, and I hope to take it on the first
jump. No, your offer to marry our
widow wasn't found agreeable to her
feelings. We must allow something to
sentiment uuiong women, if we haven'*
got it ourselves. She didn't like tho
Incumbrance. Then you know, Wai
son, she thought it too soon after lier
man's death to be getting offers oi
marriage from another. Aren't you
going to let a woman have some deli
cacy, if take away fr-yin
sentiment? Wfcy, man. have you lost
ail sense of <J«cency, what fetv gAln»
of it you used to haver'
"Too soon the dickens! if she isn't
what they call a marrying person. I
don't know one that is."
In such playful way these eminent
lawyers bandied in whispers with each
other on the verge of the most impor
tant case that for years had bven in
any court of the county. As Amerson
entered, he cordially shook hands with
Rachels and Carruthers and parsed
within the bar. Torrance turned away,
and whispered to Dabney, who was Just
then moving from his client:
"Won't you look ai l.winor and the
old man Flint in the corner yonder? '
The latter's movements were inter
esting—his look of eager listening to
words, that of denial, at flret
vehement and indignant, and the earn
est persistence of Rainer, as he moved
upon him while he backed until he be
came wedged in the comer. More than
once ho made a movement as if he
would go inside the bar, but was with
held by Rainer, who kept pouring into
his ears argument and entreaty. At
length he said:
"If it's so as you said, I better be in
mv grave than here, Jeeins Rainer."
"Oh, no. Uncle Ltshy; no such thing.
Everybody's liable to be mistaken. I
know I've been, many a time, as bad
as that. Keep still as von can. Every
body you. and th«y know there
isn't an honester nor truth-tellinger
man in this world."
"I thought so oncet myself, Jeems,
but I shall tell em —that's If it's so
as you say—l shall tell 'em—"
"Don't talk so loud, please, Uncle
Lishy. You won't be called on to tell
anything. You just wait and be calm.
Let's sit down here, or go out in the
"No, Jeems, I'll stay right here. I
•han't run from nothin'. Let's set
here. I shan't open to nobody but
pou, if I can he"p it, till they call me.
I've had var'ous feelin's In my time,
but none like them is on me no>«."
He sat down with a groan. Just
then the sheriff was ordered to open
the court. Justice Ingrain, who pre
sided, announced that such cases as
eonld bedisposed of by summary action
would be called first. Informed that
there was but one on the docket that
would require a Jury, he hoped that in
not a long while the court might be
able to sit In ordinary. Confessions of
judgment, verdicts that had been
agreed upon, continuances, appeals by
jonsent, and their likes, were entered,
md the jury trial, that was promised
to consume little if any over an hour,
was begun. Whispers of sympathy
along with those of admiration were
made by the gathering crowd in the
large courtroom, as Hannah with her
son sat by the clerk's desk. Her beau
tiful sad face on which were blushes
both of health and embarrassment, her
tremulousness, knowing herself to be
the cynosure of many men's eyes, all
made her an object of eager Interest.
Torrence deported himself when near
her with profound respect, leaving
Dabney to entertain during the time
of waiting. He had said in a low voice
to her shortly after entrance:
"Mrs. Amerson, I must congratulate
you on having had Mr. Dabney as
counsel. He has worked up your ease
with admirable tact and judgment,
and we have strong hopes of conduct
ing it to a satisfactory issue."
"Why, Mr. Torrance, Arthur says you
arc the one whom I am to thank main
ly, no matter how the case goes. He
also lets me hope that we are to suc
"My dear madam, the one difficulty
withl>at>ney m » u«y«r Is that he Is
too modest. I hope he will (jet over
that In time. I tell jou again that he
deserves all I have said."
In the midst of the trial, Watson, go
ing to Torrance, said:
"Torrance, you seem very confident.
You'd look that way, however, if you
knew you didn't have as much as a
(Train of sand to stand on. Such as that
don't fool me. Vet I wish wo could
settle this ease somehow. Amerson
would consent to something reasona
ble. I've told him I thought he ought
to, for family reasons, and he Is will
ing. You ought to know that vou can't
break that will by any amount of proof
of what old Amerson said about It.
I've told Amerson plainly that if there
was any fraud In the thing I wanted to
have nothing to do with it, and he has
always assured me solemnly that there
was not. What do you say to an offer
of twenty thousand dollars, and lot
tho widow and her child take all the
real estate that was not disposed of by
• "I'll make known your offer, Watson.
If it's not satisfactory—as I hardly
think It will submit a propo
sition of our own."
After brief consultation with Han
nah and Dabney. he rapidly wrote and
handed to Watson the following:
"STATE or GEORGIA: HAI.DWIW COCHTT.
"In the Inferior court of said county, Bitting
»H a court of ordinary:
"L Hannah Amerson, cavaetrlx, eta
Wlloy Amerson, propounder, eta.
"8. In the Inferior court of said oounty and
Hannah Amerson 1
va -Case for Slander.
Wiley Amerson )
'•Counsel for Mra Hannah Amerson In thl
above case* agree to dismiss them oa the fot
"1. The defendant, Wiley Amerson, Is to sur
render to this court tho letters testamentary
granted him, and consent to the cancellation oI
the paper purporting and claimed by him to ba
the last will and testament of Pleroe Amerson,
late of said county, deceased
"2. That besides the costs aocrued'ln snob
casas, the said Wiley Ainerson will pay to Ar
thur Dsbney, counsel therein, hts fee of five
thousand dollars, and to Soaborn Torrance his
of twenty-flve hundred dollars.
"There, Watson," he said, "that's
about what we think we can afford to
do for you."
Amerson, when he read the paper,
writhed in anger too fierce to admit
"My God!" he gafiped. "No! Of
course, no! I'll fight till I die, first.
People mayn't like the will, but they
can't break it. I've done all I can, Mr.
"There'syour proposition, Torrance,"
said Watson, handing it back. "You've
got to be a perfect cormorant in your
old age. Yet," smiling, he added, "you
are unexpectedly, even astonishingly,
modest in the valuation put on your
self. compared with your young asso
Torrance, after a half-glance toward#
Dabney and Hannah, turned again to
Watson and smiled.
"I see; I see," said Watson.
[TO BE CONTIVntD ]
This Woman Was Thr'fty.
Current News reports the significant
saying of an old lady who was locally
famous for her good lieulth and exceed
ing thrift. An acquaintance was con
gratulating her upon her freedom from
bodily ailments when site replied: "Wo
be pretty well for old folks, Josiah and
me. Josiah hasn't had an ailin' time
for fifty years, 'cept last w'nter. And
1 ain't never suffered but one day in my
life, and that was when I took some of
the medicine Josiah had left over, so's
how it shouldn't be wasted."
Ill* Worst I t*Am llrftliifd.
"Are you having any more troublo
with your corns, Emily?" meekly- in
quired Mr. Winterbottom.
"No, they haven't hurt me any for
the last day or so," replied his good
With a patient sigh Mr. Winterbot
tom put his best razor buck in its case
and tried another. It was as he had
MAKING ORY WALKS.
A Simple v»t«m O* Dr*lali( PMicn
the DMlr«4 Rmqli
The accompanying sketch shows th»
proper way of making a dry walk
*bout one's premises. The darker
shading shows where a trench has
been dtig, at the bottom of whieh is
laid a line of tile. The earth is then
shoveled back into the trench, after
the joints of the tile have been care
folly covered with hay to prevent the
loose earth from getting into the
joints before it has become firmly
packed together, some eighteen inches
at the top being- left open. A foot of
Cobble or broken stones is then placed
upon the earth and well packed down;
over this is spread six inches of gravel,
Slightly rounded from side to side.
The gravel and the rooks beneath
cause all water falling upon the sur
face to at once disappear, while very
TILE-Dn» /ED WALK.
soon small channels will be formed,
leading down through the earth to the
tile grain. Not only will the walk be
thoroughly drained in this way, but no
small amouut of land upon either side
as well. One can thus by a little plan
ning arrange his paths so that they may
coincide with the lines where under
dralns are needed for the benefit of the
land. Drains under the middle of the
driveway, and under some of the prin
cipal walks, may thus be made to serve
a donble and most useful purpose. If
gravel npon the surface of a path
seems too coarse and harsh for the
feet, a little clay can be mixed with it,
the whole making a very (rood and
somewhat porous surface, though to
secure the quickest withdrawal of sur
face water it is advisable to leave the
borders of the walk wholly of gravel.
—Orange Judd Farmer.
CRUSHED STONE ROADS.
They Can It* Uullt l'br«p«r Than the Old
Fastilooxd Gravel Roada.
Our gravel beds, which a few years
ago supplied us with excellent gravel
for road purposes, ha-e gradually de
generated to cobblestone, says an Illi
nois man. Something had to be done,
and our commissioners purchased a
crusher aud putit to going on this stone.
Much to their surprise, as well as that
of the rest of us, the machine easily
turned out a yard of splendid road ma
terial every five minutes. They hired
a traction engine at $5 a day to furnish
Eower. It furnished power and could
ave run another crusher at the same
time. The following details may inter
est highway commissioners having to
contend with too much coarse stone in
their gravel beds:
We crushed a yard of stone every
five minutes, paying $5 a day for
power. Six shovelers fed the crusher.
The material was elevat«d Into the
wagons, therefore but one handling
was required. Tho advantages over
the old way of road-making in this
locality were almost too numerous to
We can keep our pit in the best pos
sible shape and leave it in that condi
tion for the next time. With a little
headwork by the commissioner in im
mediate control, teams need not wait
thirty u fmntsa to lOUA.
Under the old way there were too often
two to five teams at <3 a day standing
still waiting for others to be loaded.
There is no time wasted in throwing
stone back at the pit or raking them
out of the road after being hauled on.
Generally they are not raked out at all.
A crushed stone road is far superior to
the ordinory gravel road and easier
kept In repair. A% a matter of fact,
we now build a crushed-stone road
cheaper than we did a gravel road.
The reader can figure from this data:
Power per day, 95; a yard crushed
every five minutes; slioreiers and haul
ers are the same, whether you use
crushed rock or gravel, and, of course,
need not be counted. Farmers Voice.
An Important Industry Confined to •
l imited Arm.
Though the peppermint crop of this
country has a very small acreage com
pared with many other crops, yet it is
of considerable importance in some
sections of the country. I*he crop was
first Introduced into New 1 York from
Massachusetts about 1810, and fifteen
years later into Michigan. Wayne
county, N. Y., is the largest center ol
peppermint growing, but large quanti
ties are also raised in southern Michi
gan and northern Indiana. The Wayne
county product commands a higher
price than any other kind of pepper
The cultivation of peppermint is sim
ple, but a great deal of labor is re
quired to keep the fields free from
weeds. The propagation U bv roots
which arc dug and planted in drills as
close together as is possible, allowing
room for cultivation. Weeds are the
groat enemy and must be fought con
stantly. There is one in particular
which, unknown as yet outside the
peppermint fields, is a continual men
ace to the purity of the oil product. It
is termed rag weed, but it is totally
unlike the weed commonly so called.
The oil yield varies from ten to thirty
pounds an acre. Two-thirds of that
produced Is exported. Peppermint
growing is a crop that requires skill
and experience, and the necessary ap
paratus for distilling is expensive, io
that it would not pay any individual
to go into the business unless on ■
large scale.—N. Y. World.
A R nil road Man's Opinion.
We have found from practical experi
ence that large improvement is mads
in our business by having good ffrsT
©led roads to our stations. —W. 0-
Gughart, Grand Rapids, Mich., Pre®
dent G. It. &■ I- It. B.
I sent to them a wedding gift.
It was a sliver spoon.
To represent what they will do
Throughout the honeymoon.
lie Whi n BpeelaiUt.
Dr. Emdee —Yon must take an i<?e
eold bath every morning.
Van Pelt—Curious remedy for grip.
Dr. Emdoe—lt will give you pneu
monia, and I made my whole reputa
tion coring that.—Town Topics.
Algie—What are your chances with
Chappie She said she would bo
tempted to marry me if anything should
happen to her dog, and he snoozed
twice while I was there last night.—S.
Deals—What makes you think that
Dllson is an honest man?
Steels—l noticed that both his tailor
and his florist actually bow to him.—•
N. Y. World.
She —Don't you think you could learn
to love me a little?
He—Perhaps; but a little learning is
a dangerous thing, you know.—\ oO
The Ileanon lie Had.
One—You haven't a single reason
why you won't join our club.
Tother— Perhaps not, but 1 have a
married reason —Detroit Free Presa
SIX SORTS OF A HOO.
ttallraatS NaliucM Vklth S«*m to Thrtv*
In ITarm Wiaihtr.
"The car hog is more and more iu
evidence every day," said a car con
ductor the other day. "The w&rfla
weather develops traits that have been
dormant with the winter. I havs
counted six different varieties of tlitf
breed in a week. I used to be a s&isef
of stock in more -prosperous days, and
I'm a good judge. The most eommoti
sort is that of the fellow who occuplol
more room than he needs; never sesJ
tihat he could make room for anybody,
and is evidently the same when he la ftl
home. 11l bet he's ttyo man who gets
the morning paper-first, reads it to hlm»
self, gives no one else a chance, &na
oarrie.s it downtown in his pocket.
"Then, there's the fellow who crosses
his legs, and when anyone seeks to p&sd
simply turns his foot edgeways, so that
twice as much dirt is rubbed off on ft
woman's dress andghe gets half a shitiQ
for nothing. If a bigger man stands
still and glares at him he will unfold
his legs, but only then. This is the
Mtme animal who likes to stretch out in
cross seats on the 'L' and clean his
boots on the edge of the seat.
"The third of the species is ' ' ild
than his brothers. He is tlit ! vho,
when some one gets up. lee in at
vacant, although there's a ti- d .un ,
maybe next to him, plumps ; tt va- 1
cant spot, for she had her b.-i : r:cd, J
and tbe opportunity was —! ways j
is, in fact —never neglected I<y : n. ■>
"The fourth sort is the ruostcr who j
reads another man's paper over his '
shoulder. I saw one the othorday who
was so interested In one article that he
didnt see the man who held the paper
wag furtively and amusedly regarding
him. The fact was brought to his at
tention. however, hy the paper being
pushed in front of his faee and then
•withdrawn, and when he looked up &
doren smiling faces made him turfi
falrlv sallow. »
"The fifth is really only a pig. He's
not grown, but thinks he is. His nose—-
that's not the word, but it will do—ls
retrousse, and the little bristles undet
it are carefully cared for. He likes to
crowd close to a pretty girl and stare
at her with such a yearning look. II
he sits opposite her his eyes rarely
wander from hers. I saw one youn£
woman stare at the feet of one of that
sort for five minutes. He pulled theifi
back and fidgeted them about, finally
Testing on his toes. She kept right ofl
staring and he became very uncomfort
able. I'm told that's a sure remedy.
He finally got out on the platform.
"The lastof the railroad hogs I know,
although there may be others, is the
one who opens his newspaper so as to
shut out the view of those on either
side of him. If he'd fold it down the
center of the page—but, pshaw, he
A CURIOUS CLOCK.
It Show* the Entire Working of a Hall
A curious clock has been made by a
clockmaker of Warsaw named Gold
fadon, who has worked on it six years.
The clock, according to the Railway
News-Reporter, represents a railway
station, with waiting rooms for tnfc
traveler, telegraph and ticket rooms, ft
very pretty, well-lighted platform and
a flower garden, in the center of whloo
is a sprinkling fountain of clear water.
Past the railway station runs the linesL
There arc also signal-boxes, signals,
lights and reservoirs—in fact, every
thing that belongs to a railway station
to the smallest detail.
In the cupola of the central tower i#
a clocK which shows the time of the
place; two clocks In the side cupolas
show the time at New York and Peking,
and on the two outermost towers are a
calendar and a barometer. Every quar
ter of an hour the station begins to
show signs of life. First of all, the tel
egraph official begins to work. He dis
patches a telegram stating that the
line is clear. The doors open and on
the platform appear the stationmaster
and bis assistant; the clerk is seen at
the window of the ticket-office and the
pointsmen come out of their boxes and
close the barriers.
A long line of people form at the
ticket office to buy tickets; porters car
ry luggage; the bell is rung, and then
out of the tunnel comes a train, rush
ing into the station and, after the en
gine has given a shrill whistle, stops.
A workman goes from carriage to car
riage and tests the axles with a ham
mer. Another pumps water into the
boiler of the engine. After the third
signal with the bell the engine whistles
and the train disappears in the oppo
site tunnel; the stationmaster and his
assistants leave the platform and the
doors of the waiting-room close behind
them; the pointsmen return into their
boxes and perfect stillness prevails.
Karlr Marrtnce* of Royalty.
Queen Isabella of Spain, who came to
the throne at three years of age, was
married on her sixteenth birthday.
Queen Victoria of England, who waa
crowned at eighteen, was married at
twenty. Queen Maria da Gloria do
liraganza, born in the same year as
Queen Victoria, ascended the throne of
Portugal at the ago of seven, ana at
fifteen wedded the duke of Leuchten
l>erg, one of the Deauharnais family,
who left her a widow before she was
sixteen, and the year after she inarrlefl
Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg
Got ha, from which alliance the reign
ing house of Portugal proceeds. From
these examples It will be spen that
there is nothing premature in these
projects of morrlage whlclj tljo qeeen
regent and the privy council of Holland
have set on foot on behalf of the fif
teen-year-old Queen Wllliolmlua.
High and Dry.
One of the big ship-owners of the
east saw his vessel reported the other
day. It was bound for the other side
of the world, and, having a valuable
cargo, he was a trifle anxious about it.
So he got out his charts, and, taking
the reported latitude and longitude, ho
found, much to his surprise, that the
ship was in the middle of the desert of
Sahara. "Well," said he, with a slgii
of relief, "she certainly will not sink
Northern Manufacturer —It's mon
strous, sir, to claim that tho negro is
not advancing. Why, sir, in your own
state they have half a dozen weekly
Southerner—llow do you know?
Northern .Manufacturer —Why, I —l
advertise my razors in them. —N. Y.
A Story Without WhUlcera.
He —So you arc certain you cannot
bo my wife?
She—lam awfully sorry, but (bright
ly) I will be a sister to you.
He—Oh, that old chest —
She (interrupting) —Not at all* I ac
cepted your brother last nighL—l3 rook t
A* It lj>oki to Him.
The emperor of China surveyed the
treaty of peace thoughtfully.
"It is a ease of heads they win tacls I
Then he smiled, but it was not the
smile of one who is joyously happy.—
K Y. World.
a Ke-Flled Saw.
l'cttod Sou— Father, I hate to cotti
fess it, but tho fact is, my allowance M
Indulgent Father—Well, IH advance
you some more. Have a good timO
while you'ro young, for when you're
married yoi\ cv»V — X*