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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 4

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Jotio Gray's CORNER. On new tall goods. While many merchants are stuck on unseasonable good* •nd are using every means possible to put them onto their customers, John Gray comes to the clnse ot thr reason to grand shape nnvl is able lo Dike ad- rantupe of the very low Eastern mark- eta for cash nnrt gives his wistotuws dean new fresh S«H!S aw»y below old carried over stock. P. S.-Come and see tins difference. DAILY JOURNAL. et» and In pnympnt o£ debt, and wa de- mnud that all paper currency .ball be WASHINGTON,, $ ? Hirfatio Green> BlTa'tiie. SSlx°G Ss^ THE FMt \NB MOST DEFEXSBLEfcS MC- TD1S OF UNSTABLE MONEY AND \ FLUCTUATING CtJKKENCV.- DMiiocratlc plitu'ovm, 1S02. "TV115K1! WARNINGS. • ^ In tlie UnUiil Stuu-s there lire over (iUW buildiiiK :ind loan association.*. s'luVnaviV'.wly vcwlnts amounting to .,l,oVt SPOO.OOU.OOO. The convention ol ',1,,.*. n i-L'iiiiIxiitli.ns iwKtly passed tho ..Prealdenl C. W. GRAVES • ft. B. BOYER Secretary Treasurer Pries per Annum Price per Month. .40 unit iCo'linolK»eor« Conilder II rtKHb nnil HliliculouH, Uut the People Soom to Like It. [Special Wdshlngto.il Letter.] On the pninil plu?" txtcndinpr ulong the east front ° c thc Capitol building directly opposite |he- neutral fc'i-aud mnrbiu st.Urc;us3li/tl.e On-cnoujjliBtatoe of Wttsliiiigtoo. Visitors study it. as a work o£ art, or carelessly pass it liy without giving it a. thought beyond die fleOitin« nionifut oeu.upied in casuul survey, Thc statue is meritorious, but thei-f in much of demerit in it to the eye o* n he its w r n- . Oust,*. .-l'^-i'ly and pli'as- il in their deaths .Official Paper of City and County. (Entered a» second-ells* mall-matter at Ik. Logansport Post Office. February S. REPUBLICAN TICKET. 1 " " f or i>rf»tStlt'n£. WILI.IAH McKI.Nl.KV JK. of O,.lo. j.'<>rVlc«"l''-'-> tlllcl11 ' OAKHKTT A. IIOHAHT of >'•"" •">»«»• rt-r Governor, JAMES A. MOUNT of Montgomery county *"*•" f OT Lieutenant Governor, m S IIAGC.AUD c.f Tlppeeimoe County. W ' For SeiretaryorSt.it*, WILUAX 1). OWK>" of Ow. County. For Amlltor •>! State, AXERICVa C..UA1LKY of Boon, county. yorTwaiturerofstotts TOKD J. SCHOWS ofVunilerberK cou..,y. **"•" Vor Attorney Genenil, WU.I.I AM A.K OTCM AM ofMurlon county ForKeporter of Supreme Court, Y of Bartholomew » DM GBBMNG of Mi.rrHtoiii.oiii.ty ' ' For SUite statlstlcan, « J THOMPSON of Shelby county. For'juuge-of the Appellate Court, rir»t District, of «n»li county. Third DlHtrlct, D W COMSTOCK of Wayne county Fourth Dl»trlct, JAMES H. ULACK. of Marlon county. Fifth BlKtrlet, U Z. -\viLKYorHentoncounty. Klectora at tarffe, IB. G. TMAYKB.CHAS. F. JONKS. FOB~CO>GHEMS, —Tluit it is the sonso of " 11S thiit '-'"-' IntL-rwt of nil sliiiro- of ImildinB and loan iiswocirt- tloi^ in Hit- TJiilti'd Stains demnnds that tm- ptvsunt ^tandiiril of values npon whlcli "lit- monetary system has been bwtl since tin- resumption of specie -r.ts in 1S70 shall remain tin- ami inviolate. Hiat we bolJevc that the Interests of every cl:\r>s in the comroimily and espwially those of tlie Krcat wnp-J (.ariilnn class Itiipcratively demand that every dollar in cl.roulatlon, whether coin'or paper, shall.he equal In val*: to every other doll-ar. 1 ', Horo'is a protest from an immeiwc. interest aKalust the propnseil reckless change in the monctaiT system. This .applies to millions of small-savers In .every State. One of the largest life insurance companies In the country lias Issued the following circular letter to Jts poWey holders: "Our contracts with yon ajrroe to pay to your funnily «> many dollars. There luw ne.vcr iwen any doubt what was in- tonded lher°liy, hut should we come upon a silver basis your policies would for the present be paid In dollars wortli to your families only about fifty cents, and the great bulk of tliein would probably bo paid in dollars worth not more fliiui from twenty-five to thirty-five cents." Tliis wawiiiiK should be carefully considered by the vast army which pays monthly a vast sum fato the companies that have proved beneficent Institutions. Other protests have been filed before the bar of the people, and cannot frfll to have a Rood effect. Secretary Carlisle, when asked with reference to these warnings said that there was no doubt that with, tlie free coinage of silver, gold and silver dollars would be delivered by the sovernraent to the bullion brokers, and with such delivery, the sovernmental responsibility for the parity of tlie two would cease. At present Uncle Sam. has an-,interest in each silver dollar, and when the seigniorage ia withdrawn his word will not create a value above flie actual worUi of the silver In tlie 10 to 1 dollar. The fall to a silver basis will follow, and silver dollars will be unit-worthy. irizton : understood thnt her ri.Tio.mu were'to'be inTcm-d besidi 1 . iliosfi of her Illustrious husband, mid, in iiccordiinee IVtLUlUMi'i"".! - _. eollin precisely Kimilar to tl.utolher Imsbond'KhoilM'iiii'lr.w.-h'Ji-body. }Mirn it wususcL-rUuiiitlMmUlirt Intention of congress was' Unit only the remains o.- WuHliii-'ton should be iiitervcd in the rational" capitiil, h.-r compliance was withdrawn.' Therefore. tJiu body of Woshingtci: was n«v.>r brought to yilh. eit-v but, was intern-d 'it. Mourn. \<:r- non,.sid.e..l)y side : wUl> thntof '.is wife. Thc AVcishi by Gi'ii-£e""V who'said: "". tilt in' their ,—, they were ;ict divided." I 'George WasliingtV.i was. iu his grave •b'^a'rs, nnd ii : .rtew generation aunc tin^'-tne ^y.-Tiw^of V't'e before ii.ny for- thcr action' wu* taken i-nnccniing-tJio erection -of-n suitable monument to his memory. ,Tho.s<: who have wondered that nothing has been /lone by congress for the erection of a suitable monument to the 'memory of On. (ii-antat River- Ride pork. nowJ riot murvel when they learn thut.isO'man.v yunrs passed brfore anything tangible was done in ineroor of the Father-oMIis Country, In 183 4!) venre-'nf-t'ir the passage of the first resolution by the eontin.-i.tal congress, on appropriation i.f *6,0«0 was mnde for the'begmni-nV of a contract with a. skillful artist for tlie construction and erection of u statue to be placed in the rotunda of. th'ft.ffipitol. .Edward KVRT- ctl;- from the 09711 m it tec on the library tatue ha* lUns- ">"> • soft I f « linn Third DUtrlct— ii'llAHAM SHIBKLEH. COMPARE THEM. "Thc Republican party Is unreserved- y for sound money. U caused the en- o£ the law providing for the m r t of specie payments In 1S7-0; ibJe then every dollar has been as good M gold. "We arc unalterably opposed to every measure calculated to debase our currency or Impair the credit of our country. We are therefore opposed to the tee coinage of silver except by tatcr- mtlonnl agreement with the leading commercial nations of the world, which we pledge ourselves to promote, ana un- til then such gold standard must be preferred. "All our sliver and paper currency must be maintained at parity with and we favor all measures de- to maintain Inviolably the obh- MtlonB of the United States and all our money, whether coin or paper, at thc present standard, thc standard'of the most enlightened nations of the earth. —Republican platform. "We demand the free and unlimited coinage of both gold and silver at the present: legal ratio of 1G to 1, without walling for the aid or consent of any other nation. We demand that the •tanaard silver dollar shall be n full . .legal tender, equally with gold,' tor all debts, public nr/a private., and we favor such legislation ns will prevent the demonetization of any kind of legal ten- ter money by private eontract.-Domo- jratic platform. We demand free nnd unBuilted ooln- BE e of silver and gold at thc present legal -ratio of 1C to 1.—Populist-platform, 1892. . We hold to the we of both gold and •liver as the st.-radard money of thc country, nnd to the coinage of both gold and silver, without discriminating . •gainst either metal or charge for mint- MR' but the dollar-unit of coinage of both metal* must be of equal intrinsic and exchangeable value or be adjusted through International agreement or by web "safeguards of legislation as shall InMire the maintenance of thc parity «f the two metals and the equal power of evei y dollar at all times in the niark : The Democratic nominee for Governor la Maine, who was named on n gold platform*, the same one'on which Arthur Sownll was .sent to the Chicago convention, has withdrawn. He cannot run since the party at Chicago pronounced for silver.'Mr, Arthur • -Bewail stands ready to withdraw from tlie race for Vice President In favor-of "Wliere-am-I-at" Watson. The prospect of going through the campaign is : .not pleasing, and In.view of his pronounced, sound money views, Mr. Sewnll will be glad to wash his hands of the Popucratlc party. OREENOOGH-S STATUE OF WACH- 1NGTON. an experienced art connoisseur. As a .mutter of fai-4 t-tpe is, little artistic mer.it In the statues thus- far "recj«l here, and there, is tes artistic merit in the painting* wlik-.h hung upon tlie walls of the Capitol building. The large paintings in the rotunda, representing the Inn'dinff of the pilgrims, the discovery of the Mississippi, the signing of the declaration of independence a:idthe giirrcndfir of.CornWj is- are not works of art, but cruubs.'-- But the. Grecnoiigh tory ]t is sculptured marble, and is'niouatx-d'ion a granite pedestal eight feet, high. The statue Is len feet in height, uud represents the fat.ber of his;-«Jin3tTj-::trsi-:tt:':::.Tiipiter- Tonans in sitting posture. The ilgure Is naked to tljp ' w'h'ist, and thence n Eoman toga fn.'fts'praMftilly, covering the legs anil' knees,' exposing the feet bound in 'sandals of most ancient-paV tern. The right nrm is .elevated. -the index linger pointing to the meridian. and the right hand, holds a shnathcd. sword \rt critics.comtnetid th" artist for the likeness "of Washington, for the he,nd is modeled after the painting aji^ .olding of Houdon.'the great French master of the last century. But < the conception of Washington In a Roman toga, with sandals on. his Jeet, i» regarded generally as a historical nn- ochronism wliich ought never to hnye been perpetrated. The work Is also subjected to severe criticism for the further dcvelopmentof thc Roman idea, in that on the left side of the dais-there is a bass relief of Apollo, the suu-.god, driving . his .chariot .steeds. acruRJ the, heavens, while on the right side there is a representation of Hercules stniiig- liiig the serpents/ • ' Critira olso polnWthe marble figures ft an Indian warrior ond Christopher ColMmbus cm -the;fide.s of.,tJi.e3«Ht, lihu-j U-pifving Washington; in.; Hoinnn garl>. with mythical g.ods and dcmig()ds, with the discoverer of the,. fifteenth century and the aboriginal; American of the seventeenth' centiiry.' 'Altogether, th« combination of 'artistic work is deserving of the destructive criticisms which made a,report recommending th-3 em plovninnt"of Uoratio Greenough, ot Boston, and'he was finally given the contract for t.he work, whicn he eat, mnti-cl would' cost $.'0,000. President Andrew.: Jackson- signed the contract and it was specified that the head should be modeled niter thn Ifoudin cast. Tn 1834 firecnoiigh went to Florence Italy, and'ther«, alter much travel nnd Incessant 'stiidy, begun work upon hi model'.' He worked steadily and care fully -and in 1540, ofU-r six. years pa-instakilig-effort. the work was com pleted.-- Iu ; 1841, ntt«r numerous vex;i tious delays, the statue was transports to America in the American ship Sen, o Norfolk, h'.fter"the vessel" hn-J Iwc filtered so-'as 'to 'adroit thc'bulky, boxe figure through its hatchway. No ordinary- sailing vt-sseO of that period would ndmJt the statue in its hold, end there Highest of all in Leavening Power.—Latest U. S. Gov't Report Baking Powder ABSOLUTELY PURE MINES AND MINING. Lull Has Taken Placo In Recant Excitement. the Hole CoD«erv»tl»e OpvrfttUm. Now th« Order—Millions Lj»"« too«» In th* S»Bdl of W«W>rn Stream*. jwaa.not afihip in'oiw navy , hich could transport it. There was considerable, cor'rispoudencs between Giecuough nnd the secretary of the navy on tlu« subject.'" Finally the Sea was chartered It Is not at -all probable that the next House will have a majority favorable to thc free coinage of silver at a ratio of 10 to 1. When K becomes a demonstrated fact that Hiere Is no danger of this country adopting the silver standard In conducting the'buslncsa of the country, prosperity will come again and, with lower taxes on thc necessaries of life, every kind of business will boom again, -Pharos editorial, March 12, m The Republican party espouses a substantial policy which 1ms shown efficiency In distributing ..money, employment, prosperity and ".Happiness. Protection puts money lu circulation. |-Be- poblicans declare that; It shall be only sound money, honest;, money, acceptable- anywhere and at any time, today or iu the year 2000, ' . have been pojtsediiupou It. ,.-'. • •' • Donn Piatt. whcT,,.publJ8hlnghisfree- ' ital J^UlIIl ^ i«v«) •• T'liT -1 ' -, ti ' i lance paper calk'd'the..Sunday Capital, 'referred to'thd>Wiie ,;nu<.tically, _say- ine- "Poor Georpe Washington nits out in front ot the'wpitor.withont'a.ny clothlnf? in all «ort,« : 0 f weather, wh.c a full suit of his clothes Ifl locked up In ngln«i case in the patent office. The artist findla. har-l.flmeof it. n^l the delays which 'pccMrred between the conception of-ibV^fa. » s ncc . e P!- unce by the governmen^the meaner aij- propriations and'Jte final unvcilinp. almost drove'the pculptorjnsane, When completed the.ptat.ue. was, subjected to violent criticism, by tfec men of. tint day and at thc'saAtf lime received en.«it,,^« froni 7 'artists ~»i renown, some . . • IN WINTER QUARTERS. for $3,500' to" bring-' thc statue to.Waflh- •nfftbn w'i'th'ihe privilege o* stoppmpr Ht other ports'than Leghorn, lor, addi- t'onal cargtj.:' The anxiety ot the artmt, tq,.display this statue in .the national tnpifu! without delay was sueh^how- er,. thnt.out of ,his own prim' A prominent Populist was forced to admit to an argument Tuesday night tliai tire course of the Populists, If followed, would moan repudiation of honest debts. ;,. «. Demonctlxc.-To deprive of value, or to withdraw from use, as currency.— Webster.. DOCK.anyone claim that silver was demonetized in 1S73?. . . comtuma from 7 artists of them comparing' it' favorably \Vlbll Jt,O JJ. >.*-•".--. ~ ., ^'Mj . U- on .TulySli'iSfl. the Sea anchored ; at the navy yard in the Potomac river.and preparations ,were immediately ..com- ,ne,,c C d,.^or the. ercctlou of the irtatua in themtunda ol the capitol. 1 he sum of $3,000 wos'^pent for a pedes^l and $2,000 more-wan expended in the removal of tne-8t»iuc from the ship to the "•Nobody! liked'the Rtitue nfto Itwa» placed .in, .position. It .filled the center of thc. rotunda,,the lljrbt upon it v,-a« linmtif'aitory. bind fltally, at an es- pen»e of $3,000,. It was removed to tne __ii.-i^--.l'.i,iA-v,.:l« nmi ner.uDies on tnc The partial subsidence of the mining craze is likely to leav-; dining matters in a very conservative shape for a year or so at Icns^ Reaction invariably follows a high tension, an 3 to much money has been lost that i-ivwtors arc likely to be extremely careful for sometime to conic. But, while nil the excitement wosgo- inff on, n, few level-heodod experts pinhered in a large number of mines of more or loss importance, and nre preparing to work them on c paying basis. It. is surprising the facility with- wliich mining is done nowadays. In the days of the forty-niners, when the pick, shovel, cradle, crowbar and wash-pan formed about the, only r-qnipmcntof the adventurous pioneer, srold-mining was slow and in mnny cnr-OR very unsatisfactory businpss. It tot.k a man a longtime to wash out $1,001 in this way. and when compared with modern methods the contrast is striking indeed. Now the machinery that is bciiipput in some of t.he new mines will handle 5,000 cubic yards of dirt In a, day. There Is one feature of mining that has been greatly neglected, but that is now beinp taken up with, interest by mining- engineers. For centuries thc Ftorms nnd winds have.- been sweeping the earth and debris from the hills into the channels of the watercourses. It is estimated that there are millions of dollars lying- loose In the sand and silt of western rivers and streams. Dredges nre to be employed, and this loose earth is to be sifted and sorted. Experiments already made give great promise, and large fortunes are likely to be taken out of the wash from the hills. In addition to this, new mines nre being located and enormously expensive machines arc being put in. In Colorado a company purchased a gold mine last faJl, and have taken up tho adjacent territory and made contracts for the work. A shaft is immediately to be put down to thc depth of 300 feet, and if the indications nre favorable it will go down 200 feet more. The surface workings ha -e yielded very well, and the mine is r cher as they dig deeper into the earth. The question is often asked whether • it pays n young man to go west and invest in these mines. Iu answer to this it is perfectly safe tj pay that n man who will succeed in the east is likely to succeed in the west. If he has the energy and push, the clenr-headedncss and nerve to face difficulties of allsorts, ic will probably do well at mining. If ic has means to start in good shape, so much the better; if he is absolutely without means, he mny a.lmost always Ind remunerative employment, and by keeping his eyes open can pick up some of the many good chances that are fll- vnys to be had in eueh i egions. Mining ns a businesr. offers inducements in the way of excitement and adventure far beyond those possible In ordinary commercial matters. The life s healthy, and with but few exposures men continue strong and hardy. The exposure seems to do 110 Injury to their physical natures, whatever effect the ife may have on their mornlVnd Intel- ectual development. Certain It is that there is every reason to suppose that the mining craze will slowly and^stead- ly increase until we may confidently expect a grand exodun to many of the and practically unknown mining regions of the northw ( st.—N. Y. Ledger. has been acviscd, the ore bc.ng subjected to the action of a npray of mrr- CUT. A wide iron pipe is bent into a. Hpiral, and hr.lds at the bottom of each bcrd a quantity of mercury, whichdoes not completely close the passage. The ore, ground fine, enters this through » hopper and is blown through by a current of air, which forces the mercury into a spray, BO that it comes into contact with the particles ol gold in the powdered ore which is being blown through. The gold amalgamates with the mercury. The dost is carried on to Uic next brad, where ii.go<-s through <he same process, and this is repeated as. often as is necessary. In the trials with coarse gold dust most of the gold was recovered at the firs' bend. Concern- Wji. .T. Brynn says.it Is impossible to; Justify a protective, tariff. His party has been Justifying the MeKlriley plan •for three years. Why did not a syndicate of sllverltea pledge cash to preserve the Nation^ credit without the hated bond Issuca? Is there nothing significant- to thejle- pudlatlonlets In the- lowering .aspect of the heavens In the last week,? . " ith thc masterpieces of Athena.-and oT'August '£.'li.K?! -the continental congress, in session.. ; at Philadelphia, passed a resblutlon _ authorizing .the erection of "a bronze equestrian statue of Gen. Washihgtion at the place wher,: thc residence, 'of-.the congress shall-be established.- to-express in durable form the deep gra.tlt.ude of the nation, for hi?, triumphant conduct of the revolution That was the original inception .of the Greenough statue,-''Dunng the lifetime Of Washington nothing further was done But Waahingto.i died December 'lA 1789, and nine days thereafter^ December 13j 1790. the American c8n- irress passed,* resolution ordering: 1 thai, « marble mqnnment be erected by th. United States In .the capitol at the city of Washington;' that tha family of Oen. Washington't* 'requested to P 6 ™";'."* body to be deposited under it, and that the monument be so designed as t» .commemorate .the-great, events of his -military and political life. . •> . • . I President. John^dams_«.mrounlcated thli re«o u jm, ^^j^;. "Tanght which I bave'td- faitBp w 'Ways bad before'me, "ever to oppose my private wWtf»,.to.;thc. ; public will. I must consent,to-the «q.««t made by congress, whlch^.ou ha ? e had thegood- • iess to transmlrto me. and in.doing this 'I' need not. J cannot, nay what B sacrifice of indlvTCuTirTeelliig I n»h«.to a sense of public Idnty." But it. w «?°?T elopedsubiequently1hat;Mfirtha.Wa«h. U«!«6h':whi'ch : ltnow occupies enst front of thc capita!, and was Bur- roun«i«t by an- Iron railing. Twenty yenrs.ago.,.however. the r^ uiovod, and there it stands an ndmirntlon an^of criticism. - tng its nierits",.'ench observer must judge for himself/ : '-'" ' .... . Ten years' ci-g&lt was discovered that the frosted, rain hud caused tie heck of the statue to crack. The soft. Ita i«Ji Barbie could, notwithstnnd the vlclsm- tudeB of 'outdoor life. In 1»J^ * quest of the" senate committee on the librarj-, tnc-d'rchl^ct of the capltol was authorized to erect a temporary shcl ,cr, nnd since that time, in winter months Oiestatue is covered by a movable frame .house,, and.. the- disintegration, of the marble lias" ceased'. Early in July th* house was removed, aud the Btatuc » now exposed to public view by day am bv night. Greenough; the artist du.- tog his lifetime repeatedly urged congress to erect OVCT and about it a pa vilion for.ita protection; but congress never does .'anything right, until com felled to by" stress, of circumstances: nnd hence the pavilion him 'never been trected, and is not likely to be for years to come. ' - " . Concerning the- .criticisms made by critics of bis own day, the artUt wrott a memorial to congress, sayin»:_ ;rn designs qt Frederick II... ^th hi. hng walking itick and'preposteroutqneuc Louis xVI;. :1 wittih'isredundantp«nw« cumbrous robes^nd stilted «°° e «.JT' r applauded by contwaporaneous arU.fi. The effect of tho<* design, to-day I. Irrepressible taugbter, I toTe Jf en 'f l ' bv Influenp^ *a,avoid pntting up high places lathis, republic a cdtoa« copy of an. uricoiitJi costume, which h« SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY. —No parental care ever falls to the lot of a single member of thc insect tribe. In geucral,.tbo eggs of an insect are destined to be hatched long after the parents are deed. —A government inquiry in to take place into thc system under which flax irrowinjj is practiced in Ulster, Ireland. It is believed some of the systems worked on the continent might be intro- CONTROL OF THE ORINOCO. runt* n»rim» Important, But Sot • Vital Point. To comprehend fully what the control of a vast waterway threading thc richest part of Guiana would mean to America, and Amvric.Mi iiiU-rests, on* must studv care-fully the >™p of South America. " geographers divide the southern cont.in«nt into three great li:i-.-ins, those of the Amazon, the On- i-ocu and tlie Plata. To dominate ths inouth of any one of these great arteries of commerce would be to become th- master of one-third of South Ameri,..;, The Orinoco is navigable for vessels of the di-cp.^!, draft -to CVudad Iiolivar, Venezuela's eastern metropolis. VMthi.ii '-his distance of 400 miles 20 other navigable rivers swell the mighty current of the Orinoco, while still far-her into the interior the eastern bank ,U w ives the waters of 01 large rivers end the west those -if 30. Two of thc former are navigable to the affluents of t.hc Amazon, and many of tlie latter to thc remote interior of thc nciphbor- >£ republics of Venezuela and Colom- bilu • If she were to G° in control of the Orinoco. England would possess, the i;cy to the entire eastern part of South America. This view has been advanced bv es-I'rcsident Guzman Blanco in a recent piib'.ication. He attaches to the possession of Pirn t a Barima the ability to dominate the Orinoco and the entire water system which empties into It. Pur.ta riarinm is on the s outheastern bank of the Orinoco, at" Its ' jnnjtuw with t.he sea, and is described as * high bhirf which, when properly fortified, would control this entrance, the most . 'navigable of all the roout.hs of theOri- noeo. It would not be under water dui^ ,- n(f the-period of inundation, anfl-with n dod,-yord-i«vd thrce'or four gunboats, its ma'ster might lock up the Orinoco and a.)l thnt vast tributary country. On t.he other hand, the oounterview in advanced, and should be stated, that the lOMtion-of Pimta Barimn would enable the Knglish to dominate only one pas* b\- means of.gims placed on fortifications on shore, since at least two ol the other mouths of the Orinoco can be enUvred by vessels f rom the sea. The best line of communication to-. day between Trinidnd nnd Cindad Bolivar is by n side-whoeT steamer, bui'.t in the United tSatea, whirh passe* through a mouth of ihe Orinoco far to thc west of Punta Barima, on thebarof, v.bich there is: at least eight feet.of \v-ntcr. " It therefore may be argued that, fortifications at Punta Barima could not close the Orinoco, the control of which would depend upon vessels of wnr. England's strength a« a sea power. wit-h Trinidad as a base, gives her- all newssory control of thc river to-day. If British Guiana should develop into a grcot nation, claiming and owning one bank oJ tie Orinoco, PuixtaBarims would become a. point of great importance; but thin is a contingency hardly to be dreaded by Venezuela, Rince, her superb natural advantages, must inevitably keep the lead. Nephew King, in Century. duced with advantage. —Keports covering the first four months of the year show that thc production Of gold in British India is fast increasing. More of the yellow metal will be mined in 1890 than was ever before taken from the earth in one year. —Scientists say that the banana is a perfect food and will support.life for on indefinite time. Thc people of Che ith «he W. Th« New.Ton»to. The new tomato is a half or entirely frozen salad. When it is entirely frozen it Is cooked nnd sweetened, first, much ns if for its old-time sphere as o vegetable, but there Is no butter put into it, and no pepper, only thc merest dash of snlt and the usual quantity of s-ugar. Then it is frozen In t*<| freezer, like any ice, pock»d in a mold and hardened in ice and salt, and served with mayonnaise. This is the usual waj. but I have a little thing of my own thst I fancy to be even niccr-I may be ived by vanity-and it i. respect- submitted. Take half a firm tomatoes, peel, dozen over OnHcd States appear to have found out more its merits. An enormous increase is re- In taj rine, firm tomaioes, j*.-<:i. IA— them a simp of one pint of ««ar one cup of water, bronghttoboiling.no Drain and cool. Pock In freezer. ported in thc importations, reaching lost yetir an aggregate of 17,427,846 bunches. —People who are susceptible to thc cold should make a point of wearing loose clothing in cold weather. Loose garmentsare always warmer than, tight- fitting 'ones, not only because, they allow room for circulation, but also because they permit u layer of air between the •kin and the outside cold. —The report, of the Illinoi* railroad commUsion for 1895 shows 'that of the 63,485,413 pawiengers carried over the 1C 500 miles o:! line to that state during the year, only 12 lo»t their lives by accident. In other words, only one out of every 5^290,451 pnssengere was killed. The report also shows thatonly one c«t of every 409,583 passengers carried was injured. • -A dry proceM for extracting gold between « MJ< ">• : paper them stay UCl-"'*-^ 11 *•* ^ * M ,, Jl about «> hour. Kemove carefully «d „.,»«.«, a bed of Irttuce.and . ti«ms, . .with mayonnaise. Globe. • ___ . .i; . IB Porttlon to B« la<l«peu<l«»t.- Willie' nnd his biff sister -didn t get •long very well. Willie was only «vcn S3 "hi. rirter 17. but he resented her "bossing." One day WilUc'* mamma had something 'to tell him-a p *oe of news from the household of his sf-11 mnmm«, "God l older sister; who had /nre "Willie," said .little baby a^sistcr Mary's.lwWe last night. -You're . ac -tmcl* now. my boy. How do you like that?" . "Well/Maid Willie, nfier weighing the matter overft m'nute 'Til ^ust tell yd'i this: tf I :im Uncle Will. Lizzie ain'l poin 1 to bo»sin*

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