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THE UPPER DES MQINBI8, ALGONA, IOWA WEDNESDAY, JUNE10, 1891 WHAT MIND 1WAWNG IS, NOTHING BUT CLEVER TRICKERY OR MUSCLE READING. llr. Ontrlicl! Kxphtlni How .Shinrt Cumberland mill Wellington Irving Hlnliop Tlu-lr Surprising Fonln—The Rxplnnntlon. Tho credulity of tho American people him often been impoiwd upon. The Locke "Moon Hoax" nnd tho Cardiff giant have been followed by tiio modern "mind reader," who claims for himself powers of divination ex-colling anythin'g that has boon known Hnco tlio timo of Christ, Mind reading, in the sense in Which the word is used by those who pretend to possess the alleged power, may be defined as tho transference of a thought—that is, a mental conception, or an idea—frotn tlio mind of ono person to the mind of another, without the use of tho known mediums of communication, which consist of the nerves of general sensation and thoso of special seu.io. Mind readers claim that this feat is possible. In opposition to such claims, I submit that profane history contains no trustworthy account of its aceotn- pliflhtnunt. It never will bs brought about so long as man remains constituted as ho is at present. It is opposed to the principles of evolution nnd to all known facts of physiology. Notwithstanding all that may bo adduced to the contrary, many bcliovo that mind rending is oneof tho possibilities, oven if it is not one of tho actualities of life. But tho belief, in every instance, is founded either on insufficient ovidenco or on faulty ob- •ervation, or on a disposition to mistake the marvelous for tho miraculous. Many accounts of alleged mind reading aro purely fictitious. Others aro exaggerations of trivial incidents or mi.sin- terprotatioim of observed phenomena. Others still aro accounts of muscle reading. Thoso cases that do not belong to tho classes named aro accomplished by trickery. NOT ISVKN IN HYPNOTISM. If there woro any conditions under which thought transference might occur they would Hoem to bo supplied by hypnotism. In the hypnotic stato tho mind Of ono person exerts over tho mind of an- ' other an inlluenco that surpasses anything with which we aro acquainted under ordinary conditions. But the impossible cannot bo accomplished oven by ' tho aid of hypnotism. It must bo born in mind that in tho hypnotic state one's senses tiro intensely •cute. That which ordinarily escapes tho attention of the most careful observer is quickly detected by tho sharpened Bouses of tho hypnotist. It is impossible to make a motion that ho doos not see and interpret accurately. Thus, by virtue of his sharpened faculties, tho hypnotist will sometimes divine, though ho cannot "read" the thought of another. Of modern mind readers the late Washington Irving Bishop was tho best known in this country. Mr. Bishop was at the sumo time au expert muscle reader and a clovor trickster. His most famous feat, tho one from which ho gained tho greatest notoriety and eclat, was that of driving a team of horses, while he was ostensibly blindfolded, at break neck speed by a circuitous route through crowded streets and finding at a distant point an object or a name in a book, previously selected by a committee. For tho amusement of my friends I havo several times put-formed this seemingly Impossible feat, and in no instance havo my methods been detected. Its successful accomplishment depends upon tne table and threw ou tnnuoitt And vest. "Don't bo alarmed," he said, as the representative evinced some little nervousness at these warlike movements. "I presume you have seen the stock of some j diamond palosmnn—worth anywhere from $35,000 to $75.000. Well, I carry a much larger stock, nnd all in ono piece. See here," and Mr. Ker drew a stout steel clinin from thu opening in his open back shirt, nt the end of,which was a EXPERIMENTS IN HYPNOTISM. An Account at Soute-Extraordinary Do- In CH ut. a Meeting In I.omlon. Dr. Stanley, whose performance at the ! as arcer ilVciocK. THIS is specialty line I during the warm spring and summer months, when the setting of the sun and the consequent cooling process which the earth immediately begins sends off vapors and exhalations in vitiating quan- etRENGTH AND LOVE, innst have been very striking to some men in the room, to whom, evidently, M. Chnrcot's experiments at the Salpe- Bteel porternonnnie, locked with a secret triero and the work of tho Nancy school spring. Tin's he opened, and exhibited a were evidently unknown. The men diamond of most wonderful size nnd brilliancy. It was nearly an inch in diame- whom Dr. Stanley had brought forward as subjects wero knocked over like nine- tor, and while holding it in his left hand ! pins by sudden sleep imposed upon them Mr. Kor's right hand toyed with the re- j in various ways. Ono yielded to the Volver on tho table. somnolent effect of rotating bright col- "That is a genuine African diamond of ored disks. Another toppled off his chair tho first water, and is worth £27,000, as »* the sudden ignition of a magnesium diamonds go," said ho, "but on account ' wire which dazzled his eyes. . of its unusual size wo regard it as more A third, very susceptible to the power , valuable. It is insured for £25,000. No, ! ol suggestion, was told that lie would go I am not afraid of losing it. In tho first ; to sleep when he picked a match box off place it could only bo obtained by kill- j the floor. He stooped for the match box, ' ing me, for it can never bo re-moved from an ^ forthwith rolled heavily off tho plat- my body while 1 am alivo. I am not form. Fortunately for him his fall was broken by sympathetic hands. afraid to show it, because I desire all good people to know I havo it. Yt r. represent a well known newspaper. I find it all over tho world. "Now,, suppose I was to bo chloroformed and robbed of it, you as well as others to whom I havo shown it could testify that I had' it, though tho officials to whom I should complain of tho loss might doubt it. In tho old days, and in certain localities nt present, it would bo as well to say nothing about it, perhaps, but in civilized countries it is different. Tho insurance company which holds tho risk preferred I should carry it to intrusting itto an express company."— Detroit Freo Press. Hotel Metropole I saw, is a clear expon- ! titles. After two or three hours the at- ent of hypnotism. His demonstration ! mo3 t)here is rid of its imnurities and . clear to a noticeable degree. | This air should come into our sleeping, rooms copiously, not in a direct draught ] upon the bed, but for free circulation! through the apartment. Happily nowa-! days most private houses are built with | transoms to the bedrooms and it is easy to set the air moving. Such, however, as are obliged to occupy a one windowed sleeping room. without a transom will find good air circulation got by lowering the window from the top and raising it from the bottom. The ventilation of the sick room is another subject in which most persons have not advanced from the old fashioned notion that air direct from the outer atmosphere is to be avoided. A trained nurse will tell you that she fights this obstinately-clung-to tenet in nine families out of ten to which she goes. Yet who so much needs the vitality and strengthening qualities of fresh air as a patient struggling with disease? It was refreshing to encounter a sensi- Hope not that many hett Will ne'er mistake thee. Nor fftint with sudden tot* If all forsake thee; No friend or comrade need To cheer thee to thy goal; Others thy mind ma'y read. But not divine thy ucml. And if a friend, perchance, Or maiden lover, Who meets thy spirit's glance, Thou shonldst discover; And if when hand touch hand Thy heart grow stronger; And if thy soul demand Silence no longer— Then take thy fate divine; . Let nothing ever part Or keep that other heart From being one with thine, —Chambers' Journal set apart Oct. ab, istfu, as a*fete daylof the vaterland, and a day of praises congratulations for her greatest 6oW The grim old field marshal was I turn almost by iiocc.'-sily, being nearlj smothered by honors nnd rich presents; but when the city fathers of Berlin Bent him their greetings, accompanied by the sum of 50.000 marks as a charity frind for tho relief of the aged and infirm, he repi::il, "Gentlemen, say to your council that this gift touches my heart, and that of the many rich presents I have received today this is the most valued* **. When since the death of Washington has the world seen a more modest, com-' plete, successful and noble life?—Hat- per's Weekly. I'li/./.llliB Klro. A phenomenon ia puzzling tho residents of Castalian Springs, Miss., just now. On tho top of a high pile of earth .. is a spot about three inches in diameter, I "° down aml hokl U P tlle arnjs Another, i while intent on something else, was • startled by a sudden noise. Instantly he I slept tho lethargic sleep. Once again a ; subject's close attention to tho ticking of j a watch brought on the effective drowsi- | ness, and he soon toppled off his chair. ' i A boy, who had in various parts of his ' J frame peculiarly sensitive centers of , ' nervous activity, was touched in one of • those spots by the operator. In a' 1 twinkling ho dropped to tho floor asleep. j It was a strange sight, half weird, half | ludicrous, to seo thoso ten subjects scat' tercd about tho floor at the feet of Dr. ' Stanley, liko so many men suddenly bewitched. Ono man had fallen with his hands clasped and raised some distance from his chest. Ho was allowed to lie in this attitude for what seemed to bo twenty minutes or half an hour. Let any ono How n Man Traded His Wlfe» she stopped WritiiiE. j A few months ago a man named Zim- One of the younger literary women ' merman arrived in Darlington, this coiin- who has made the beginning of an ex-' ty, with a herd of ponies. Among those cellent reputation, though she is too who looked longingly on a particular young to have become as yet widely ' pony was George Davis, a young married known, makes the statement that she ! man of that place. Davis had no money, has definitely and for some years laid • out he possessed a wife whom he offered down her pen. The reasons she gives to exchange for the animal and a money for resigning the foothold she has strug- , consideration. The wife was consulted, gled for are not without interest. and after a few days' dickering Zimmer"I have noticed for some time," she ' man agreed to give the pony and a deed says, "that I have been unable to be or- j to'144 ncrea of land in Montana in ex- dinarily civil to my little girl. I aln \ change for the woman. The papers were ,. ,. ,,- _ - . UlUfctlilY U1V11 LU I11V UlrtlU Kill. 1 IUH v/iicijjfcio I.VA mo wvAjjiuj. j.iivj J/CIIJ^IQ wt;iu s "other tho other day who has recent- busy and I cannot keep my temper when, ! drawn up, and Zimmerman took the Drought her two boys through scarlet j n tne m ^^ e o f rt paragraph, baby in- woman and Davis the pony. irer. and hear her tell how everv two , . ™, *-,. a L ' . J . mi i .T •««•_. -r» ....• t ^ fever, and hear her tell how every two or three hours she covered them up, leaving just breathing space, and filled the room .with fresh air. It was doubtless an important factor in their easy convalescene and entire freedom from the too often serious aftermath of this dread disease.—Her Point of View in New York Times. terrupts me. The climax came just a' Tho cowboy and Mrs. Davis went west, few days ago. The child entered the but she soon repented and asked to be library a few minutes before lunch hour, ! taken back to her first love. By this walking slowly and timidly, She came | time Davis discovered that Zimmerman to my desk and put a little bowl in front! dM not own a foot of land in Montana of me. 'Mamma,' she said, 'I have : 01> ilr >y other place. The innocent loolcq picked you thirty-six dandelion bios- j ing P on y turned out to be everythini from which issues forth every clear sunshiny day, between tho hours of 11:00 a. in. and 12:80 p. m., blue smoke, which is immediately followed by a bright, hot flamo of similar hue. Tho spot presents no appearance different from any other barren spot on earth, with tho exception of the burnt The charred above tho cheat and seo how long he can hold them there, even with tho support he will gain by tho clasping of hia hands. The muscles will not long sustain tbe experiment. But in tho lethargic sleep of tho hypnotized one's sensations of fa- tiguo appear to bo suspended. Tlio limbs LiruiLIl, >V1H1 LllU UACUUllOll . , *• L — -..«-.«*«« earth, caused by tho fire. °. bey the °P« 1>J it°r, and remain in tho po- looking dirt surrounding , B1 - tlon m wlnch hc l luta them - The stat ° the depth of one-fourth of an inch can bo removed, but the center remains black, hard and almost impenetrable. This strange freak was discovered by a work-man over a week ago, and has been I ln S-sleepmg condition throughout an in- since watched daily. It is evident that tt ' vvnl for refreshment, and, according tho .sun is a magnet in this instance, as ; to the leoturur > whoso word there is no ; of catalepsy is easily produced, and then ! tho men aro brought, at a mero touch of ! tho hypnotliser's hand, into that false i awaking called somnambulism. I _ Men and boys were kept in this waking-sleeping condition throughout au in- , the eruption does not occur when tho • reason to doubt, were all unconscious of j weather is cloudy. Often when the sun is covered there ia smoke, but no flame. I If a continuance and further developments occur a geologist will bo called, to investigate.—Exchange. " PenohoH In Safe." "Yes, sir," said nn old Pennsylvania farmer as he dusted tho frost from his board, where it had collected in the course of a three hours' ride in tho early moniing, "you can just bet your boots on what I say, and that is that this year peaches is safe as if they wero picked. I've watched that 'ere fruit this fifty year, and I reckon I know a thing or two about the effect of frost ou tho blossoms. If you ketch it on the buds before they ODOII. look. out. Liko as not vour cron's I a-goner. Or if it striKes 'eiii wlien tlie buds is wet then you are sartain to miss your crop. But once git 'em wide open an' dry, like what they is now, an' you has go I: a sure thing of it. When once tho fruit begins to form it takes harder their exceptional condition as they walked about ainontf us. Brought back to the platform they were mado tho victims of hallucinations of that amusing kind to which mesmerists have well accustomed us. But these mesmeric tricks Tho Cai'o of Gloves. A glove tree is a new fancy, plaster cast of the hand of the owner on which she stretches her gloves when not in use, so that they are molded to the hand when worn, and do not get out of shape lying in the glove box or drawer. Very few people take proper care of a kid glove after removing it from the ,. . hand. Nothing is more slovenly than to , Yorlc Recorder, roll it up in a hard little wad, in the way ' it is sometimes disposed 06 when not in : use. Remove it from the hand carefully; ! sonis.' I " 'Thank you,' 1 answered. 'I will i look at them when I am through writ- "A minute after 1 heard her in the next room with her grandmother. 'Grandma,' she said, 'mamma really .stopped writing to thank me.' "I threw down my pen. If it seemed strange to my baby that 1 thanked her, it is time I stopped book making. "—New that was bad, and when Mrs. Davis rived homo she was gladly welcomed by her rightful husband.—Beaver Palls (Pa.), Tribune. No Sightseers at Weddings. An order from Bishop Becker on mar- do not strip it off, turning it inside out riages was read in the cathedral Sunday and straining all -the seams, but take' it- morning, and caused considerable com- off gently, pulling each of the fingers ment and discussion in Catholic circles. into shape. j After expressing disapproval of after- Lay it lengthwise stretched out in a ' noon marriages the bishop concluded by glove box :of sufficient length so that it giving notice that hereafter no parsons need not be folded over at the wrist. --.— A glove that is properly cared for will last longer and fit far better all the time it lasts than one that is carelessly treated. A silk glove should fit the hand as snugly as one of kid, and should be taken care of as thoroughly. As silk is very elastic, it is necessary to purchase a silk glove a size or two smaller than the size of the kid glove worn in order to have are decidedly more interesting when pro- i it fit the hand properly. sented as part of an exposition of hyp- j The very best pure silk glove with two things—tho fact that ono who is up- teotl1 tlllln them of frost to touch it. parontly blindfolded can seo distinctly Tl »»'t tho same with plums an 1 cherries, all tho time, and tho fact that the members of his comiuittuo aro betrayed into becoming his unwitting accomplices. IIAKULY KNOW TIII5MSKI,VE3. The testimony of all muscle readers, especially during tlioir first attempts, has boon that they do not know what their methods aro. Uarly success is a self surprise. It crouton tho impression that one is possessed of a weird power. This was my own experience. But, after repeated oxporiment and closo observation, I am convinced that tho facts admit of rational explanation. Primnrily tho results aro all duo co a fliuglo canso, but several different conditions enter into their execution. In making his way to tho location of a hidden object tho subject usually does not load tho nuisdo reader, but tho muscle reader leads tho subject. That is to say, eo long au tho imiKclo reader moves in tho right direction tho subject gives no indication, but passively moves with him. Tho musclo reader perceives nothing umiyiml. But, the subject's mind which'll blight even after they has blossomed. No, kind sir, peaches is safe this year, you take au old man's word for it. An' I should say it is about time,"—Now York Herald. notism in its various stages. i One experiment, 1 confess, I do not like. A man is given a strong' emetic, and made to drink it under the impression that it is a pleasing beverage. But there is this curious interest in the act. The • natural effect of a strong dose of ipecacuanha wine is to make a man vomit, and, whether ho knows or does not know he has taken it, there will be no difference in this physical effect. But in this curious hypnotic condition, it is enough for the man with whom the patient is en rapport to say to him that he , is all right, what he has taken will agree i marria, with him perfectly, and no bad results ' will follow. The ordinary physical effect of tho emetic is not produced. Tho post hypnotic suggestion was illustrated in this way: The patient was told in his hypnotic sleep that he was seams will stretch so much after it has been worn that it will get out of shape if the seams are uot taken up. This is a simple matter. Turn the glove inside out and sew up each seam a mere trifle, but enough to make the glove fit smoothly. Try the glove on after this, and behold! it is as snug fitting and perfectly molded to the hands as could be desired. It will not need taking up a second time. —New York Tribune. will be allowed to attend marriages in the cathedral except those holding cards of invitation. This, Vicar General Cafferty said, in reading the order, is to prevent the gathering of crowds of sightseers at the church during such ceremonies. The church holds marriage to be a sacrament, and it does not consider it proper : for people to gather around and laugh and talk iu the edifice during its celebra- I tion. The order is an innovation on an ' old custom in Savannah, and is not taken ' 'kindly to. The ladies especially, who' are always desirous of witnessing the joining of hearts and hands, consider it a trespass on their time honored rights.— Savannah News. ., Hard Worked Girls. It is a fact that in New York city hundreds of girls employed in the tenement house sweating shops are forced to work from ten to seventeen hours a day. At 6 o'clock, during what is called "the, drag," when a contract is taken on short J Tho Silent Club. A queer club was once established in London, under the title of Silent club. The members were bound to express themselves at nil club meetings, as far as possible, without words. The first rule of the club was, "Tho members of this academy shall think much, write little, and be as mute as they can." On one occasion a now candidate applied for admission. But the members were limited and all vacancies filled. A meeting was called, the candidate was tij be .uitroduced, and the president was to announce his decision. When the gen- I all his friends, were as much disappointed as he that he was to be refused. As ! he approached the president rose and ; silently handed him a cup of water, so i full that a single drop would have made I it overflow. j' The applicant perfectly understood I what the president meant, but he was courageous and quick witted. Without speaking, he took from his button hole a sinsle rose ajid laid it trentlv on ton of i/mvwanur, tie laia it on so sofTHy" that not a drop was displaced, and handed it back to the president with a bow. With one consent the members plauded. They resolved to put their rule aside, and to admit the man who showed them that he could ornament their society without hurting it. Then the man thanked them in an equally curious way. When the register was handed him to be signed he wrote below his name the number of the club members—100. He added before it a 0, making it 0100. Underneath he wrote, "Their value will be the same." The man was so modest that the Presi- Do Pciu-lH Got 111? "Did you know that pearls got sick?" s;iid a well known Atlanta jeweler. "They do, and, liko babies, they require a change of climate when tlioir health is bad, or t.-lso they crumble or die. I knew of a case once whoro a lady wont into a jeweler's with a magnificent set of pearls that wero losing their luster and bogiu- iiiii;.; to I.,!)!; dead. -These pearls are sicii,' unU i.. • juwolor upon examining them, 'and unless you tako or send them to a decidedly dillVivnl, c'huiii.o at once they will become worthless.' They were sent off. M'ul within u month woro us briglr ;... . ! .vay ;;;.•,,mi ;::; they h;ul over boon."—Atlanta Constitution. llo Will Not "AIuUo Uer Obey." In a Sheffield church the other day a _ „ marriage, ceremony came to an abrupt time the doors are locked and all hands ' dent"co"mplimentedTmaTmm"ed"iatelyTy and altogether unlooked for termination, j kept at work till 10 or 11 o'clock. The ' rubbing out the 0 and substituting'the It was the fault of the would be bride-' condition of factory girls is not much ' figure 1 groom, and most people will say in los- ' better, although the system is less coming his bride he met his deserts. I pulsory. The ceremony went on right enough ! Manufacturers of feathers, flowers, x — till the clergyman, addressing himself to braid, passementerie and dress trimmings ' going to awake,jtnd tnat three minutes the woman, put the question whether instruct their foremen "to let" the girls she would have the man to be her bus-; take work home. This is not to benefit! the girls so much as to fill orders, for no ' extra pay is allowed, and it is under-! stood that all night work must be check- j ed off in the morning before the day's aftor ho would do u certain thing to Dr. Bond which Dr. Bond had himself suggested that he should be asked to do. This was to tako off Dr. Bond's eyeglasses and put them ou his own nose. Tho lad was roused from his sleep. Dr. Bond said to tho boy, "Now, aro you going to do anything to uie?" With an air of surprise at an odd question the youth mado tho answer "No." In three minutes to tho second the lad, notwithstanding his own statement.went band, "to love, honor and obey." At the mention of the word "obey," tho bridegroom ejaculated, "I'll make thee." "Are we married yet?" asked the woman of the clergyman. "No, you are not," he replied. "Then wo shall not be," she said, and thereupon she left the church. Tlio man protested tlwc it was too late, but she heeded him not, and his discom- substituting' the This made the number 1,100. Underneath he wrote, "Their value will be increased eleven times." These ingenious people must have devoted a great deal of time and to avoid^using their tongues.—I A i Jnlinn being intently fixed on a certain course, ' novelist, formerly tho instant that the muscle, reader do- of Fultc;i. ?.ro.. b: yiaterf from that course thoro is a slight, httest novel, involuntary tremor, or muscular thrill, Oil the part of tho subject, duo to tho sudden interruption of his previous state of mental tension. The muscle reader almost unconsciously takes not.e of thu delicate signal and alters liis course to tlio proper one, -ijain .s'-sHs willing subject. In n \, ' ', ,*'« tho lines of least resistance, /cases (heconditions are reversed Abject unwittingly leads tho priu- / llo becomes so much interested and his mind i.s so intently fixed upon tho Object of his .search that he is oblivious of everything save the attempt to find it, Subjects havo led me in this manner, and 1 li.u-o seen professional mind readers enjoying a liko benefit. Again I have had subjects who would givo patent asvsisianco at intervals and at other times leave mo to my own resources. It must ho said that this method of niusylo reading is exceptional, tho usii:il one is that first described.—Dr. Uatcholl in Forum. ho"' In — tl cipa MVNair Wri'vht, tho famous of London, but uow :IR hi-.d it cony of her Fru Dagtmu-'s Sou," elegantly bound us a present for Ilio queen of Denmark, it is mushed in white cord •<] •:•!!:, Hip (i(!,.. j-. ; ,-,.,yi ..,....,.... ( .., 0 front cover, the name of the authoress and the monogram of llu> National Temperance society at Urn liiu-ic I'difPS full gilt; 01. ij.u-'.; cover l),.i,,.-.n ,.ii,, 0 uiiiij painted; under mli) Danish hag hand silk, laid in a s,;;in hue.I im.*. It is a perfect gem, both in the ;•.•.•'.•:..:•'..: ;••;! )ji- erary sense of the word.—Si. Louis public. up to Dr. Bond, took the eyeglasses from ' fiture was made none the less when the him and wore them himself. When ' parson told him that he thought she had called to account ho seemed a little con-1 acted very sensibly.—London Tit-Bits, fused at his own act and made an apolo- i — gy to Dr. Bond, not for stealing his eyeglasses, but for having told him before _ _.., that he did not intend doing anything to ' at the head of the German "department hiim Ho did not know then that ho had ' of the colored high school of Washing- Cor. Providence i ton for several years, has been offered labor is resumed. In this way the mid-' night oil is burned by children and young women who need all the time there is between 0 p. m. and 7 a. m. for „„„,. illo lmlJul . 1KV OI O p lm on3 nava rest {ind recreation.-New York World, settled that $400 is the minimum, though this question was started by a few who thought that $000 was the lowest Pay of School Teachers. The question of teachers' salaries ia one that is always more or less agitated. In Scotland it becomes of grave import, as settling the question whether-it is possible or proper for a man teacher to marry. The majority of opinions have A Brilliant Colorm! Greek Scholar. Miss Mollie E. Church, who has been to do this.—Lo::i'ii>:i Journal. Woiiiun in Fruiiuh Hullwiiy Oltlces. Iii order to obtain employment in the j 'I'ajfH I'sild liy l.iiUu-ays. ] During tho pasc half year tho sum of £-t7o,000 was paid for rate.. ;;;i,l ui.vj;; by tlui four chief railway companies—the I uoudon am. .Northwestern, the Ureut : W-storn. Northeastern and MulL'.iul. i This is exclusive of government duty : and income tax. Tho London and is'onh- i western paid the largest amount—£102,| 411—in tho six months.—-London Tit- Bits. Sir. litu-'s Valuable I'uroel. Simeon Ker, of Melbourne, Australia,, registered at tho Russell house. "1 came from Australia by way of San Frundsco, and am ou my way to Loudon," said Mr. Ker. "I merely stopped over for a few hours' rest, and take the train for the east this evening. My business is that, of a common carrier," »ud Mr. Ker smiled a complacent sort of *uiile as he ulaced # bulldog revolver on Attention has recently been called to the singular fact that until half a cetit- udministratiou of thu railways in Franco it is necessary to bo either the daughter, wife or widow of 500 ladies aro thus at Fruneh nVilw sellers aro nearly all women. In the railways thero is not tho same just payment ! as in tho other stato departments. Here ' tho women aro paid just half as much as tho men while working quite as much. , c . 1 The Credit Fonder employs about a ; 3,000 women on its staff. Tho entrance 1- is by examination and the limit of age ... I sixteen to thirty-fivo. Candidates must I produce good conduct certificates, both ] official and private, and must receive at ' the examination a maximum of marks— that is to say, twelve out of twenty. The salary in tho first stage is three francs a day, rising to ($340). A tax of 4 per cent, levied upon tho salary gives the right to a pension after twenty years' service. In the Credit Lyonuais women are also employed. For their entrance there , the rules aro not yet fixed. A cashier | receives the salary of 3,000 to 3,500 francs i tt year, and a clerk from three to five i francs a day.—New York Sun, the position of registrar of Oberliu college. Miss Church graduated from Oberlin in 1884 with distinguished honors, being specially mentioned for her excellent record in Greek. She traveled and bo the first colored of the older uni- a member of the college,—Boston Woman's ury ago ilw inhabitants of the Philippine Islands were a day behind those of neigh.- borir- countries in their reckoning. William J. Unities, who has just been mustered in by the Frank P. Blair post, G. A. R., of St. Itouis, is 103 yearn old Plenty of Air tit Night. prejudice otherwise Lil'liui Ahiliicleil by » Hoar. A most remarkable circumstance occurred near Edge water two weeks ago. Miss Lillian Young, a fair and promising girl of twenty, daughter of John T. Young, of this place, was caught by a brown boivr, which had been lurking around the neighborhood for some time, and carried away to tho mountains. 1,700 a year | Traces of her have been found as far up ' »s Hip Shin creek, but nothing further can bo heard. The animal had formerly been iu some show, and had several times been seen by persons crossing Iron' mountain. —Lynchburg Advauce. Millions of Juno lilies ou tlio milff. Sunday a loud, roaring sound was heard, and heavy black clouds wero observed passing rapidly over the city. Upon close observation it was found that tlle clouda were composed of millions of Girls Wore Scarce. There is a young bride, fresh from the south, who lives up in Mount Vernon. I Sho was quite ignorant of our northern j social conditions until recently. She ia | bettor informed now. ; It chanced that she needed a servant, and as she had always been used to colored girls, set out to find one. It also chanced that she met a middle aged colored woman in the street, and after , the custom of the south said to her: i "Auntie, I want to get a bright young colored girl to work for me. Aro there , any in your family out of a place or do you know of any?" "Auntie" looked at the bride with cold and crushing hauteur, and then replied: "No, 1 know of no such a girl, madam. I am looking for a white girl myself."—New York Herald. The Silent Daue. In his early manhood Moltke was called "The Silent Dane," and later he was popularly known as "The Great Taciturn;" yet he could speak seven languages fluently. Although one of the world's prot'onndest and sternest soldiers he vais 0113 of tko most modest and affectionate of men. Occasionally one might seo him in Berlin driving in a plain cab, or sauntering along a princi- i pal street looking in at the shop \viu- i dows, but few recognized him. He was as regular as the sun in his daily tasks, | and even in the lighter employments of j his lo-._ life he was ever painstaking ; and methodical. Out of these traits! grew, withal, his fine literary ability that, besides his published letters, produced several valuable military histories. The crowning honor of his life was the - -. limit iu which marriage was feasible. In the j meanwhile in New York city the school i board has recently decided that it is unjust to the teachers and a disgrace to the city to allow women who have taught fourteen consecutive years to receive j less than $750, and that after January next they shall receive this amount. This applies to 850 women. In Massachusetts a short time ago a girl who was a normal graduate had had charge for a year of one of those country schools, part intermediate, part grammar, with the primary branches on the lower floor, and had given entire satisfaction to parents and committee. Everything was running smoothly when the girl was taken ill. She received at the time ten dollars per week. No other woman substitute being found to take charge during her absence, the committee engaged a man at fifteen dollars per week. The man was not a disciplinarian. The boys had a picnic, as they called it, yet when the girl returned and asked for the same pay the substitute had received she was refused, for the avowed resison that she was not a man. This may be the woman's century, and tidings of their progress ijnd doings may bo rife in the land, but there are still sections where as yet these have not made much impression. Fortunately soon after sho received a good position at a good salary in the normal school from which she had graduated.—Brooklyn Eagle. noise of their combined wings made i •oldest Union soldier in the ooun- justified timo in the twenty of said to be of the "June bug" variety.— Green Castlo dud.) Cor. Philadelphia A Heroic Remedy. Clara—Why iu the world are you goins to marry Mr. Slimpurse? He hasn't a penny to bless himself with. Dora—The doctor said nothing would i cure these horrid little pimples but a long ; continued low diet, and I'm determined to +^,fi, AI i " 4.1 IT 4. 4.1. TV-~~ I ^^ my complexion.—New York Weekly, to the Alps, from the Vosges to the Vis- . - * tula every household joined in the great' F»mq pirat. jubilee, hung out the national colors and | High-minded FutUer-My son, choose »' likenesses of Moltke in flags and torches, profession that will bring you fame, nnd Berlin was decorated and enthusiastic as it had never before been fox any private citizen. Germans, tbjou^houjii Jhe world after that wealth will come. Dutiful Son-Very y?eU, father, I' come a professional baseball player.—Goo4

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