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THE tJPPER DES MOINES, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, APH1L 8 4 1891, LGONA, IOWA. HKtui FniCK, anarchist, has just died at Pitteburg, njjred 74. The only regret is that he lived to become so old. EWITOU DANA'S salary has been raised from $25,000 to $50,000 per year. No paper under the Sun could stand it. LA rmiri'E again has the country in its grasp. It is said that a hard cold will kill the ailment provided the victim does not give up first. THE Illinois legislature has adjourned till next Wednesday in order to enable the members to be at home on election day. AN alloy, the electrical resistance of Whiih diminishes with increase of teni perature, has recently been discovered by Edward Weston, It is composed of copper, iniintraneBO and nicklo. Another alloy, due to the same investigator, the resistance of whici is practically independent of the temperature, consists of 70 parts of cupper combined with 80 of ferro- amnganese. PKNSION frauds have been discovered in many states, nndj notably in the state of Maine, where an examining surgeon was getting rich from the receipts paid him by claimants to whom ho issued false certificates. Of course ho was arresi 1. Regular factories far turning out spurious pensions exist in other parts of the country. Thus is the bounty of the United States for those who real ly fought for a great principal being converted to base uses. Any man so meanly dishonest as to aid in such adnsterdly deed deserves to be sent to ths penitentiary for life. TIIH peasantry of Connemara in Ire- laud have been kept from starving the past few months not by the Balfour government but through the generosity of the American people. Such is the testimony of Miss Sophy Sturgo, who, as a resident of the district, has been engaged in the work of furnishing relief to the sufferers. It appears that during the next few months also American generosity must bo depended upon, or until the aid of the English government has reached the region oi starvation. William Loyd Garrison states in this connection that he han personally received and remitted to Miss Sturgo ?849, who, in acknowledging the remittances, has described the condition of the peasantry in dark colors, The people clamor for food and work and the need for relief increases from day to day. It is somewhat astonishing that oven the government ollicials send their cases to this bureau of relief, which is sustained !:T American dollars. TIIEHK is a popular notion to the effect that a person is more likely to tnko a contagious disease when the stomach is empty. Although the fact seems to bo well established by experience, nevertheless it has never boon established as a scientific fact until recently. Experiments which have lately been made upon pigeons, by two Italian phys'cians, demonstrate beyond any reasonable cbubt that hunger is favorable to the activity of the infectious element, whatever it miiy bo. Pigoous that had been starved, were found to bo very susceptible to the contagion of anthrax, although when well fed, they were not at. all subject to this disease. It thus appears that hunger iu some way lessons the ali'l- ity of the body to defend itself froir the attack of disease germs. Possibly this may bo in part duo to the fact limit when a person is hungry, there is 10 gastric juice in the stomach, so that J/io protecting influence of this digestif fluid is lost. Then, t;,<o, the lowering of the vital powers as the rosuii oiMtuuger,. lessons the resistance of the colls of theljody in general. AN INCKNIHAUY CONFESS Ess. The confession of young Miller that he deliberately set fire to the flat houses in Bridget street, Brooklyn, Saturday night reveals « remarkable incendiary. He admits that ho delibaratly started a fire which barely escaped resulting in the burning of a house filled with people and which might have proved a holocaust. He do- tails the cool, unconcerned way he \vent about the fiendish work—how ho plugged the keyhole of the fire box to pro. vent an alarm, poured kerosene on the staircase and set it ablaze, then quietly proceeded to Xipp's Casino, remained there until nearly midnight, returned home and went to bed. The person who makes this startling confession is not a hardened criminal, but a lumnless apuaring youth. His motive noes not seem to bo either robbery or revenge. He did not ai;peareiitly seek the distraction of life nor attempt an insurance fraud. What prompted him to the diabolical act? "1 can only explain by a sudden access of insanity from taking too much quinine and overworked." When 1 got home Saturday early in the evenig 1 hoard the fire engines go by, and 1 thought what a tine thing it would be to have them come down in my street." It nmybo that this young man was at the time insane, as ho claims, or oblivious of the awful crime he committed. That will bo a question for others lo determine. There cau bo no doubt, how ever, Hint ho should bo put—t ither in prison or the asylum—where he cannol, repeat the act. Persons subject lo u "sudden access of insanity from quinine and over worked." and then moved to arson as un amusement, ore too dangerous to go it large. l LATEST NEWS CONDENSED, GENERAL NOTES. Bunting") of New York in dead. THE .Toilet, iron works have sijut down, throwing 2,000men out of work. Tim St. Louis stumping company is preparing to manufacture tin pinto. Dn. HOWARD CIIOSBY, the Presbyterian divine, died at New York. TiifcABtmT officials report that a counterfeit $2 silver certificate 5? in circulation. DunuqtiB physicians report the successful use of Koch's lymph in pneumonia cnscs. THM will of Joel 0. Walter was admit ted to probate Thursday. It distributes an estate of $700.000. TUB Chickasuw Indiana have ratified the sale of lands owned jointly by them and theChoetawu. They will receive over $700,000. Oov. MAKKHAM has signed the bill making train Wrecking punishable by death. TUB American National bank of Kansas City, Mo., which failed in January last, resinned businebs Tuesday, with over $1,725,000 cash in its vaults. Tim hich death rate in Chicago, which is caused largely by the grip epidemic, still continues. Six hundred und fifty death certificates were issued from Monday morning to noon on Wednesday. THIS new police board of Denver, enforced the Sunday closing law and every saloon was closed on Sunday. oTiiK United States steamship Galena, which has been ashore at Gayheah, has been floated and found to have sustained ittlo injury. TwEiiVB inches of snow is reported in Maryland and sixteen in Virginia, and is still falling. Tine Italian minister of commerce saya Italy will iwoept i-ho invitation of t United States to take part, in the world's fair. DH. CiTAitTiKfl, T. PAIIKKS. a well-known phjsician of Chicago, died Saturday morn- injr of pneumonia. He was the treasurei of Rush Modie/il collegn. COL. A. B. FOLLANBIJEK, who has command of tin: sixth Massachusetts regiment when it was attacked by the Baltimore mob at the outbreak of thu war, died in Chicago, Tuesday morning. He was 67 years old. Tine grand jury in New York Tuesday frund indictments against the directors of the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad for causing thi death of the six trainmen who lost, their live? in the recent tunnel disaster in Now York. FOREIGN. killed a number of English Holdiers. SUCCESSFUL experiments have been made in England with the dynamite gun. M. CociutLijOT, vice-governor of Congo and Stanley's righthand man, is dead. TIIIC Cuniird steamship company has contracted for two steamsliips, each 14,000 ;onnage, designed lo cross the ocean in five days, AN English adventuress lias been arrested tor inveigling forty-threo men into marriage, MINISTBH OF FINANCE BALCIIIISFF was shot dead at Sofia. Premier btambuloff was also marked for assassination. EAIU, GnANvii.iiE died 'luesday afternoon at London, Ho has been sick for some days. HEAVY snow storms are sweeping over England and France. Railways are again blockaded. Tins pope is suffering from a severe stomach trouble. His condition is such that ho is compelled to keep in bed. THE government is having a hard row to hop .to Cork, where Dal ton is being tried i'cr the llealy assault, the court house vinsr been set on (ire. (Jov. LIDDUKDAT.K of the bank of Eng- Und told how ho raised 985,000,000 in four days and saved the Baring Bros., thus averting widespread financial disaster. A HOY in Buenos Ayres tried to assassin- nto General Komi, the prime minister, lie- cause ho believed the latter was responsible for the hard times. Zuiiicir, Switzerland, hotels^haye "yiande Amorieuino do Chicago" on their bills of fair. Translated this means "Prime Chicago beef." RUMOHB of the war between Hayti and San Domingo are current. The old dispute, the boundary line question, is the cauab of the strained relations between the two countries. AiiCHursuoi 1 WAI.SII says, in an interview with an Associated Press reporter in Rome, that but a small fraction of the people of Ireland sympathize with Parnell since his break with Gladstone. FIRES AND CASUALTIES. FOUHTJCEN people were wounded by the discharge of a shotgun at Liberty, Mass. THE passenger steamer City of Detroit sank in Lake Erie near Limekiln Crossing Tuesday. THE Passaio Zinc Works at Jersey City worn damaged §100,000 by lire Sunday night, THE Littlefield Stove Company's plant at Albany, N. Y., has been destroyed by tiro. Loss, $75,000, THE depot, ferry slips and houses and eight passenger curs, the property of the Philadelphia & Atlantic City 'Railway company, were burned at Kaiulin's Point, N. J.. with a loss of $90,000. THE Norwegian bark Dictator was wrecked near Norfolk, Vn., Friday and eight persons were drowned. Two cimaJHKN perished in a burning house in the Province of Quebec Friday night. A.M. CASsruY, Pat Lynch and an unknown Frenchman wore killed Saturday moriiing in the Caledonia coal mine by a rock winch fell on them. ON Monday at Miuler, 111., a young fanner named Henry Wessel was thrown l>y a colt he was trying to break and kicked to death. Finn Monday night destroyed the Adams Chilled Plow Works of Indianapolis, hid. The loss amounts to $14.000 with no insurance. It was the largest factory of its kind in the state. THE big shoo factory of Whitman & Keith B at Brockton, MUBS., was uurned L™ ily luori " l1 8'- The loss will reach $«OQ,QOO. A. coi-iyisroN took place two tniles eas of Hindale, N. Y., between two freigh trains Thursday morning 1 , fireman Morri and brakemcri Frrd Mojre and John Con rqy were killed. Engineer Curtis wa slightly injured. GRIME. THHBE Mexicans were killed in an af fray in Texas Thursday. A HEBREW peddler who was assisting the fainting wife of a Tennessee farmer was killed by the husband. DEPUTY CLARK SCOTT, of Scott county Va., and $100,000 of the public funds have disappeared. J. A. BURKE, a telegraph operator o Cumberland Gap, Tenn., was shot deac by Tom Hurley, a negro. NEWS received Sunday night reports tb lynching at Russelville, Ala,, of Elroc Hudson .and J<;ff Densmore, the twi negross whi burned a portion of thi town Tuesday night. CHAS. CLIFFORD, the San Fronciso. pugilist who shot David Grever, the notee stock man of Kansas City, for -an allegec attempted assaultupon Clifford's wife, was sentenced Thursday to two years in th penitentiary. WILLIAM MONROE, 38 years old, com mitted suicide by taking arsenic. He wa injured in a railroad accident a year ag and lost a leg. He became despondent or account of not being able to work. MR. F. H. HITGINSON, a retired Boston merchant, committed suicide by shooting Wednesday morning. The cause is no known. AT Sycamore, Ohio, at attempt wa made to kill John Ankey and family bj blowing up the house with dynamite whil the inmates wore asleep. .No one was in jured, ' but the house was completely wrecked. A BARING, carefully planned and sue cessful diamond safe burglary was perpet rated late Monday night in the jewelrj store of A Waller & Son, at Jessey City The robbers, for there must have been two 01 three of them, carried off diamonds and a few gold watches and chains worth $25,000. AT Mount Sterling, Ky., a mob of thirty men attacked the jail Wednesday morning at 2 o'clock in an effort to lynch the twc Wiggintons, father and son, charged witl poisoning William Ferguson and B. C Watts on March 5 last. The jailor hae been apprised of their coming, and with a guard showed fight. The mob was ro pulsed. A number of shots were fired but no one was killed. WASHINGTON. THERE is talk a* the treasury depart ment of reducing the denominations o! the gold coins to be hereafter minted to $10 and 85 piece?). COMMISSIONER GOFF of the genera* land office ha* been notified that his resignation has been accepted. MAJOR ESTES G. RATHBONE, of Ohio, has accepted the office of fourth assistanl postmaster general. . • THE Swiss minister at Washington has been ordered to negotiate an arbitration treaty with the United _Ptates,. THE president on Monday appointee George Biiighaui, of New York, appraiser of merchandise for Buffalo, N. Y. MR. BOMERS, the Mexican minister, said that the United States Department ot Sta_te and the Mexican government were in correspondence upon the subject of a treaty of reciprocity between ihe two countries. Mu. RYAN, the Mexican minister, said that; the United States department of the state and the Mexican government were in correspondence upon the subject of a treaty reciprocity between the two count- WEDNESDAY'S dispatches from Washington and Rome give assurance that the action of the Italian Government in withdrawing its minister from this country will lead to nothing more serious than a diplomatic controversy. Tuesday's reports that American citizens travelling in Italy were being held as hostages is denied. Taxidermy. William T. Hornaday contributes to Haipor's Young People of March 31st, the first instalment of a short series of practical papers on taxidermy, In introducing himself to his young readers he says: "To the aradent lover of animated nature there are in taxidermy a charm and fascination that are irrisistible, and I can tell you the whole secret of it. It is the joy of creative power, of the possession of the ability to re-create a beautiful form and preserve it forever. When you are able to take the lifeless body of a beautiful bird and make it live again in everything save the vital spark, when its beauties take shape one by one under your skillful fingers, then will you share the spirit that animates the sculptor and painter, who puts life and action into cold marble and dead colors. Come with me awhile, and be a preserver instead of a destroyer. The result of your labors will be permanent, instructive, and beneficial to those around you." A SMA.I.L, KUITIO.V. Th Llttlo Tot, Hncl Fiillen Into the Hnlilt of Talking Like Father. On Howard street, the other day, a benevolent old gentleman beheld a little six- year old walking gravely along with a basket on her arm. Pitting the chubby tot under the chin, he said: "And where ore you going my pretty uiaidV" "Give thee good day, graybeard, replied the midget, "My father bade me to ti.e shambles hie feat fat haunch." "W-w-hatr 1 " ejaculated the old party, 'tinply thou knowest him—the good man Skidmoro?" inquired the tiny dame. '!No-o-o," said the gentleman much puzzled. "You're a quaint little thing. Uome with mo and I'll buy you some candy." 'Aluek, 1 am forbidden to tarry, gentle sir. I need be tlithe. Their patience stays upon my coming." '•Good-bye tueu," said the old gentleman. "Rest you, merry master," and dipping a little courtesy, the mite trotted tff. "Bless me, what an • extraordinary child, said the old gentleman to a bystander. "Oh! Unit's nothing," replied the other "lou see, she's the daughter of the heavy tragedian at Morosco's Theatre, and I suppose they talk tso mucb of that kind of lingo in the family that it comes natural to her. Don't hear anything else, you see.' 1 *v goood conscience is a coulinual feast, and a peaceful iniud the antepast of heaven. INHABITANTS OF LAPLAND. Description of the Carious Habits of This Far Away and Singular Pt'OplP. The Mountain, Soa and Rivff Lapps, and Some of the Peculiarities ot Each. The Mystery Concerning Their Origin and Their Rank in the Line of Civilization. A recent revival in an old scheme for a wholesale immigration of Lapps, or Laplanders, to Greenland has caused renewed interest in this very peculiar people. The project for their removal is perfectly feasible, and the country to which it is proposed to tuke.them is so like their own that the conditions of life there would not differ greatly from those of their present habitation. The east coast of Greenland has for many ages been unapproachable on account of the ice, for in the tenth century colonies from Iceland were located on the east coast and were completely cut off from all contact with civilization by an ice veil which came down from the polar peas and has never since been removed. The entire_ east coast it) therefore believed to be uninhabitable, but the climatic conditions on the west coast are materially different, and extensive settlements have already been formed by the Danes along the eastern shores of Davis a traits and Baffin's bny. Tho west of Greenland, while it has many glaciers, which project vast masses of ice far into the sea, lias nevertheless many small valleys, where during the short summer, vegetation is abundant. Mosses grow among the rocks and even almost on the ice, and the wild reindeer on the approach of winter leave the coast and go into the inferior. Wherever reindeer can live Lapps can live with them, and it is argued that the climatic conditions are not so different in Greenland from those in Lapland as to render the change of climate at all violent. The climate of Lnplatid, however, is milder than that of West Greenland. The country inhabited by the Lapps comprises the northwestern corner of the Russian empire and the extreme northern tip of the Scandinavian peninsula. Lipland contains about 180,000 square miles; is therefore a district about twice the siza of Missouri, but ha« a population nir, pxceedincr 130,000. The sea coast is broken up by the floods of the Norway coast, and-many of them, owing to the influence of'the Gulf stream are never frozen. The climate of the coast is, therefore, much milder than that of ths Anterior: indeed, the extansive mountainsiu Iho heart of Lapluiul are lor the most part covered with perpetua' snow. The-short summer is prolific of vegetation, and the grasses and mosses which furnish the reindeer with a scanty subsistence and covered up by the snow, are discovered by the subtle sense of f-mell possessed bytbese animals, and raked out by the broad hoofs which seems specially adapted to this service. The people who inhabit this, the mos. northern land on the eastern hemisphere are divided info three classes, the moun tain, the sea, and the river Capps. The first named are also the least civilized, ii point of fact are wandering nomads having no wealth except their herds o "eindeer, no habitations save tents made from the skins of these useful animals, no fixed place of abode, but from year to year follow their heads wherever pasturage is most abundant. The river Lapps have navnnced a slngo further in the road to civilization, have fixed habitations, though these are but huts of. earth, anr possess considerable skill in several manufactures. They make their own boats, manufacture their own clothinsr knives, weapons, and fishhooks. The wandering mountain Lapps, also known as the "three duty Lapps" from the fact that they pay taxes to the governments of Norway, 4Sweden and Russia, are often extremely degraded. When they nre rich they practice polygamy, but a plurality oi wives is denied to the poor, from the facl that the price of a -vife is never less than twenty reindeer, and often as much as 500 The river Lapps do not buy and sell their women, but entertain a respect for them ikin to that felt in countries whose people bave far greater opportunities for education and refinement. The sea Lapps have progressed for beyond their mountain brethren; their houses are of wood or tone: they have rowing and sail boats with which they tr.tyerse the open sen. They have no inconsiderable amount ot commerce; being skillful fishers, they catch ind salt large quantities of fish which throng the waters of the Norway coasts and are thus able to purchase for themselves the luxuries of more civilized lands. The Lapps are a curious race. Nothing is known of their origin or whence thny came. They seem to be Mongolians, but ire as superior to the Esquimaux as the blonde Swedes and Norwegians are to themselves. They are of stunted stature, seldom exceeding five feet in height, while 'our and a half feet is perhaps a good av- rage, but of thick set. bodies, exceedingly stroner and active. With dark hair and complexion, black eyes, prominent cheek "lones, hollow cheeks, nnd receding chin, hey present strong points of resemblance :p the Chinese, but their eyes are not ob- ique and other qolor is much liphtpr, vhile their language bears not the slightest resemblance to that of any known Asiatic tribe. It is probable that they were among the rliest immigrants to Europe from the Asiatic, homo of the human race, and thnt, tressed by subsequent tides of imniijrra- ion, they were gradually crowded into heir far-away corner of the continent, and here remained a relic of almost prehistor- c times. However (his may be, it is certain that 11 intelligence they fnr exceed most mi- ions of so-cvlled savaores. Most. nre. at Hist nominally. Christians. Partly by terfiinsinn, partly by force, they were a ouplo of hundred years ago induced to ive un their heathenism and embrace a rotesfant Christianity. In Hathi there is ie most northern Lutheran _ church_in the virld. II is, an unpretending building, tandinir c'most on an eminenro, and in service is rarely held more than once a ninth, for Ih? clergyman reside-.' many niles away, and is oblippd to ridp IMP c'r- nit over an almost roadies country un- !er oivouinsbuices of difficulty which vould hinder the clprsry of more civilized ountries to go at nil. The scenpry of the Lapp country is ex reuiely varied. Mountain ranges ap- iroach' near the sea tvndlattaiu a height of from 6,000 to 7,000 feet. As in this part of the world the line of perpetual snow is a little above 3,000 feet many of the mountains are covered with their white drapery from year to year, and the curious spectable is presented of green valleys watered by streams which flow down from never ceasing Knows. Lapland has several towns of considerable trade. Bossekop on the const of Nor' way, does a large business in clothing, for the eea and river Lapps already appreciate the advantage of the cloth manufacturers of the continent, while bread is also imported from Russia, Sweden and Nor way as a luxury* together with spir.ts anc tobacco, a lively demand existing for botl in all parts of the country. It is true tha' the sale of all sorts o_f alcoholic stimulants is forbidden, but it is also true tlmt num berless ways of evading the law exist, anc that drunkenness is annually proving more and more a curse to the land of the Lapp. Lapland is interesting from a scientific point of view, for within its limits have been established two of the circurnpolar stations, through which scientific investigation by means of magnetic, electrica and other means|has been carried on. One of these is at Bossekop, the other at Boulo kaeino, and at each the results attainec •were in the highest degree satisfactory "Observing," while pleasant enough in the summer time, becomes aiduous labor when undertaken during the six months night characteristic of the Lapland winter For the observer to rise and work all day by candle light is depressing in the extreme, both on the physical aiid on _the mental system. At each of these stations the instruments during the summer were placed in the open air, but during the winter were protected by earthen huls, so thai much inconvenience necessarily iv.-ults to the scientific observer. It is said that the Lapps look wil.li favor on the idea of emigration. They are being driven to the wall in their native land tVn advancing civilization reiujresthat they shall give up their nomadic hahits nnd become usii'ul members of society Like the Indians of the northwest, they have come in contact with the civilizec world, with which they have little in com* niou. and naturally would pr.fir cuiigra tion to an attempt to accommodate themselves to change conditions. THE DAY DAWN. ThoKadlnnt Sunshine on Mount s\ Ellas The Century. In the morning 1 was awakened by the croaking of a raven on the snow immediately over my head and found that the soli blue light 011 my grolto was replaceci at the entrance by a pink radiance, telling that the day had dawned bright and clear. What a glorious sight awaited me! The were without a cloud, and the sun .shone \v,ilh dazzling splendor on the white robed mountains. The broad, unbroken snow plain seemed to burn with, light re fleeted upon millions of snow crystals. The great peaks -were draped from base to summit in the purest white, as yet unscarred by- avalanches. On the steep cliffs the snow hung in folds like drapery, tied above her, while the angular peaks above stood out like crystals against the sky. St. Elias was one vast pyramid of alabaster. The winds were still. Not a sound broke the solitude. Not an object moved. Even the raven had gone, leaving me alone with the Mountains. As the sun rose higher and higher, and made its warmth felt, the snows were loosened here and there on the steep slopes and broke away gathering force as they fell, and rushed down in avalanches that made the mountains tremble and awakened the echoes with a roar like thunder. From a small beginning high up on the mountains new snow would slip downward, seemly al first, and cascade over precipices hundreds oi feet high, looking like a fall pi foaming water- then came the roar, increasing in volume as the flowing snow involved new fields in its path of destruction, until ihrt great mass became irrisistible and plowed its way downward through clouds of snow-spray which hung ia the air long after tlu roar of the avalanche had ceased. All day long, until the shadows of evening fell on the steep slopes, this mountain thunder continued. The echoes of one avalanche scarcely died away before they were awakened by another roar. To witness such a scene under the most favorable conditions was worth all the pnvnfion and anxiety it cost. ISKAEL C. RUSSBL. ELEPHANTS A3 WOltKMKX. A Useful Quadruped That Civilized People Kill fur Their Ivory Tusks (loldtlnviilte's -Magazine. lu uaodern times, we have only to look to India to be convinced of the great usefulness of the elephant. To the agriculturist, who uses him before his wagon or his plow, he is.indispensable, and for the transportation of heavy articles, he has no rival. We see him carry immense tree-trunks out of the Indian forest, and displays indefatigable industry, in picking up and carrying off large stones, aiding the construction of roads and railways. For labor of this kind a coolie receives from 4 to 8 annas, while, 5 and 6 rupees are paid for the daily work of an elephant. From this fact, we conclude that one elephant performs the work of from twelve to twenty-two coolies. _ From the record of the British expedition against King Theodore of Abyssinia in 1808, we learii that forty-four elephants were shipped from Bombay for use in the campaign. Each animal was in charge of two men. Of this number five succumbed during the campaign. The remaining thirty-nine rendered valuable services, being entrusted with the transportation, through a mountainous country, of cannon, ammunition and supplies. It was frequently very difficult to procure proper food for them, and as it was often necessary to travel great distances to reach the watering places, the death of five animals is ascribed to these hardships. Although elephants mova slowly through a mountainous country and soon become foot-sore, :hey perform their tusk with admirable •lUthfulnerss. Without them it would have been necessary to wait the building of wagon roads. M»n the Life Boat! Bra jour wave-buttered, dismasted hulk la d»shed 10 pieces upon tbat cruel reef by the resistless waves. Save, too, » shattered physique, fast yielding to the attacks of disease with that iru- lerlul renovator ot health »nd strength, lies- tetter's Stomach Bitters. The range of its powers a wide, its action prompt and thorough, Its nee Iways sate. Chronic indigestion, debility »ud .ervousnees, mulurlal complaints, rheumatism, neuralgia, inactivity ot the kidneys and bladder, ond that physical decay without apparent cause, which is often premature, are speedily checked and ultimately cured by th(i medicine of many uses and sure results. Bleep, appetite and vigor ere Improved by thli helpful tonic and regulator, the use of which likewise tends U> remedy undu* THE ItODSKHOi.b. THE LAST JROSE. j* HAiirnn's BAzxn. Hashed lirthe voice that held oiir huftrt enthralled— Hashed ere life's wine on these irlad lips had palled; Hushed in its' joyous prime, while trophies nweet Still breathed their fragrance at the singers feet— And Bhe who sang "The Last Rose" o'er and o'«r Since first her girlish hands song's sceptre grasped, Linking it with her name from shore to shore, Lies with the last rose in her fingers clasped As seal of silence. Dear the singer's fame, But dearer still each lender houeenold name We knew her by—wife, danghter, sister,friend) And while the passing years her praise prolong. With liar "Last Rose" in loving thought shall blend The rose-like life she wedded to her song. The highest and most profitable lesson is the true knowledge of ourseves. There is compensation in all things; a great, sorrow, sanctified, will make one an angel of cotjfort to others in their sorrow. Stories first heard at a mother's knee are never wholly forgotten — a little spring that never dries up on your -journey through scorching ypars. "To err is human?" Not at all. "Teen- is inhuman," Bays Rev. Dr. Phillips Brooks, "and to be holy is to live in the straight line of duty." A sad truth, half of our forebodings about our neighbors are but our own wishes, which we are ashamed to utter in any other form. The true chemistry of life is to-so combine outward and inward response as to produce happiness, ignoring the false and discordant elements, and attrajting only, those that are harmonious. You can draw a boundary line around a moral evil, and say to it, you may continue, but you must keep within these par- ticuliar limits. The only way to keep it from aggressive warfare is to keep it fighting for it very existence. The leading object in education should be the development of true manhood. Then, as one says, _if wealth come, it will bring honor, and if it does not come, its loss will bring no disgrace, aim at .wealth, and manhood is too apt to be lost in the mad whirl of business, in the hurry and rush of the baser isuues of life. H er Royal S weetn ess To bo called Her Royal Highness is the destiny of every woman born to wear a rown writes Lady Elizabeth Hilary in ' the Ladies' Home Journal, for March, but it remains for one woman among all the i-oyal families to have the endearing title of Her Royal Sweetness given to hei, and that honor belongs to Alexandra, Princess of Wales. She has that marvelous art of making goodness seem attractive; of rnak: ing the right act the pleasant one and of impressing upon all who know her the knowledge tLat to do good is to have a pleasant time, and not to do it is to miss some of the pleasure of life. Many princesses have been written about as being beautiful, as having caused great wars, as having done great deeds of valor, of having made men die for them and kingdoms quarrel over them, but of none of them can it;be said, as it is of this gracious lady, that the whole world bows down before sweetness and goodness, that peace has been the watchword of her life— and not only does she value peace, but those loving sisters, Faith, Hope and Charity. Energy In Woman. lioee Hawthorne Lathrop, in Harper's Bazar. So at the fireside the woman may be very quiet, and not a bit venturesome toward great or sombre undertakings; but she will not be apathetic if she is wise, for that is death in life, biinging perplexity and mistake. She will make an effort in the interest of some little beneficence every hour in aid of her better nature or the demands of some one, and change the history of her small sphere for the best. The great ones of the 'world have been those who constantly renewed their energy; and I think if many of us made a brave effort every, day, the thinkers and pioneers would not stand LO solitary on the heights. There is abelief abroad tha.t one should receive power , for an effort, while it is really energy which brings power, as the seed brines' the fruit. We have selfish _energy all about, but, like every imitation, it is a poisonous variety. The strength and penetration of those devoted to the happiness of others and the spread of learning are the result of prayerful self-giving, no matter whether the effort is to smile into the eyes of one who sorrows to-day, or to minister to a thousand sufferers for all of life. Effort made Louisa Alcott, Clara Barton and Julia Ward Howe; and it makes as well every cheery home spirit who loves another more than herself. Take Plenty of Sleep. It is all very well to commend getting up early in the morning. it would be difficult to exaggerate either the pleasures or the advantages afforded by early rising. But to rise early one must retire early. A plenty of sleep is one of the first requisites of health. Fevers and other diseases are often occasioned by excessive fatigue. A person should sleep enough to get thoroughly rested . For some cause, sleep in the early oart, of the night eeeirs to be more refreshing than sleep for the same number of hours toward morn- iner. Unfortunately modern social habits are tending to reverse the order of nature turning day into night. This is very destructive to the beauty as well as the nealt ot our American girls. It has been recomended that when a ady is going to attend a late Jari.y--and they are all late nowadays— she should sleep several hours the day previous. It is asserted th.it the marvelous nity of some of the middle-aged women of iMigland has been preserved amid all the lissipation of fashionable society in this way. . Dobbins' Eleetrlc Soap U cheaper for you *> uae, If you/gHot» directions, than any other soaps would be if given to you, for by Ha use clot/iea are laved. Clothes cost more than soap. Ask your grocer for Dobbiu'e. Take no other. He (11 :50 p. m. ) : "J declare, the lamp U going out," r . She— "Yea; the lamp seems to have some idea of time." A Wiscassetlman, according to the Bath Me.) Independent, discovered a big fash n his boot where he bad cut his foot while in the woods and just managed to ret home, feeling himself growing fainter rom loss of blood all the way, and faint- id on arriving; when sombody discovered hat the gash only went through his boot and the red color was not blood but only a woolen .stocking. This man would be a goo.d subject for faU V cure. .