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THE UPPER DES MQINES, , IOWA, ||JN1 LOONA, IOWA Yon a paltry $35—out of which be Miked (he prince o* Wales—Gordon Cum- roing loses about $10.000 per year which he derived a« an English army officer. Another evidence that honesty If. the be*.t policy. ABOUT VKOVJ'K. JJ A. C. Wheeler, tetter known by hie nom de plume Nym Crinkle, has left the New York World for the Morning Advertiser. Mr. Wheeler began hi* journalistic career in Milwaukee nearly thirty years ago, and has won a front rank among dramatic critics of thecounby. « * * Augustus Harris has published a Hymn of Praise to the prince of Wales. If Albert Edward had been wise he would have gagged Harris before he ha^ a chance to sbool riff his little piece. * * * Mrs. Leslie Carter and David I5ela»co. accompanied by Mrs. Carter's mother, sailed for New York by the City of Paris last Wednesday. Tbeir business abroad was completed with the most succpfiiful mulls. While in Parip Mrs. Carter's portrait was painted by Emile Hourdelle, who won three prizes at the recant salon. » « * Ex-Senator McDonald ig a very sick man, according to bin own admiBsion. lie has an affection of the stomach and kidneys, for which medical science seems to bring no relief, and he is old enough to feel that bis race of life is nearly run. * * * Baron Hirgch is the coming man in North Carolina. He has purchased 240,000 acred of land in that state and expects to have 50,000 expatriated Russian Hebrews upon it before the snow flies. * * » Printe Bi.imarck has the lumbago. Jt is quitfl like the measly lumbago to stab the grand old hero in the back. * * » The Jtev. Dr. Isaac L. Nicholson, who haa been elected bishop of Milwaukee by the Episcopal council, is 49 years of age and wa« born in Baltimore. He graduated from Dartmouth college, and received bis theological training in the seminary at Alexandria, Md. Fora time while a young man he was employed in his father's bank at Baltimore. After taking holy orders he was rector of a church at Westminister, Md., and twelve years ago he became rector of St. Mark's, loc street, Philadelphia, one of the largest and wealthiest Episcopal churches of the United Slates. He married a Mii>n Ellicott, of Baltimore, and they have one child, a von. Both Dr. Nicholson and his wife inherited fortunes, and take an active interest in benevolent and philanthropic work. Dr. Nicholson wan instrumental in founding workingmen's clubs that have become very strong and useful organixa tions. He is said to bo a man of gracious and winning address. In person he is tal and rather ."lender, with a slight stoop of the shoulders. COJvJ.KtiK JIOXOH8. 'Die college graduate who is at Die foot of biB class, to if> speak, on cort.inence ment day will find nothing to discourage him in the records of the alumni who have paused out into the world ahead of him. The honor man is not the one who ncccpfarily i-uccecdK best. In fact his honors are too frequently the result not of genius or superior mental equip ment, but of labors shaped especially for the attainment of the highest glory on the commencement platform or on tins coin rwni'enient program. The gradual.: of the Wisconsin university of whom ex President liancom said "ho hud the best Blind ot any young man to whom I ever gave instruction," has made no success whatever in life, and yot during his college course he won the highest distinction for MiholttrHhip. 1'nrhupH Uio truest genius the fiiimo institution of learning has ever turned out—the proloundrsl ntu dent, the indhidual of the greatest apparent originality, a man who reaped many honors and WIIH characterized us lilllo less than u marvel for scholarship lias been almost unhcaid of since ho completed his course. Honor men have not infrequently failed to make even a livelihood in the professions which thoy liavo entered and biivo been forced into tho employment of businesu men and what not. Hut high standing in college does not, by any iiicimti urguu ill success in the professional and business world. Many of those iu Ihu Wisconsin university who ranked at tho head of llioir classes liuvo greatly distinguished themselves since Ittaving college, and today aro among those to whom their alma mater points with tho greatest pridu. But tho student who has failed to attain special distinction during his educational career has much to eneoiinigo him if ho will only take a glanco backward, llo will then soo muii in tho very front ranks of tho professions, or of businoss or polities who won no encomiums whatever for scholarship whiloin college and who mayhap hiirc'ly succeeded iu obtaining the coveted sheepskin at tho conclimion of their course. All about thorn they will bohold striking examples to prove tho inadequacy of college honors to indicate the true merits of mou, and to inspire them to sturdy endeavor in tho new life that now lies open before them, THE LATEST NEWS. GENERAL NOTES. ALL falcons in Tacoma. Wash., -were closed on Sunday. TWELVE hundred iron workers in Chicago i-truck Monday morning for increased pay. J. K EMMETT. the commedian, died t his country seat at Contrail. N. Y.. MOJ- day of pneumonia. Atro. BELMOKT. representing the Rothcbild*, ha? purchased the Anaconda Copper mines in Montana for 825.000,000. BERNARD WJTTMER, a New York typewritten ha.? fallen heir to £ 2,000.000 by the death of his father near Bremen. THE foreign diplomatic viewed the site of the Columbian Exposition Saturday, in the company of the fair officials. H. VICTOR NEWCOMB, the millionaire Wall street broker, has Veen committed to an in*ane asylum. BRITISH men-of-war hare been sent to Bc-hring sea to as'ist the United States in preventing seal slaughter. JAMES B. COLGATE has given 61,000.000 to the university which bears his name. GIDEON W. MARSH, the fugitive Philadelphia bank president is believed to be in Brazil. AMERICAN fiihins? vessels have been ordered away from St. George'f Bay by French and British warship?. EX-GOVERNOR FOIUVTH, of California, has been nominated for chief of the hor- ticultuial department of the world's fair. EX-TREASURER BARDSLEV'B stealings at Philadelphia now foot up over 82,000, 000, it having been discovered that he looted $400,000 from the echool'fund/' RIVER (MASS.) mill owners are discussing the question of reducing the wages of their 22,000 employes, 10 per cent. THE Geise Lumber Company, of Cincinnati. has made an assignment. Assets and liabilities are estimated at 870,000 each. 1 EX-UNITED STATES SENATOR JOSEPH E. McDoNAi.D is dying of cancer in the stomach at his home in Indianapolis. ILLINOIS farmers have commenced harvesting wheat. The first shipment of new Kamas wheat left Argonia for Chicago Wednesday. THE subscription book house of the J. Dewing company, of San Francisco, has failed. Liabilities, 8200,000; probably $100.000. R. W. DUNHAM & Co., the well-known grain commission bouse of Chicago, on Tuesday announced that tbey would immediately go into liquidation. THE universal postal congress at Vienna has selected the United States as the country where its next —eeting is to be held, aud Washington is the city. The next congress will assemble in 1897. DAVID W. IKWIN, Charles G. Irwin and August W. Greene, all of Chicago, have sued Bank Wrecker Harper to recover 8301,034 which they had deposited in the collapsed Fidelity Bank of Cincinnati, THE conference report on^ihe world's fair bill recommending an appropriation of 8800,000 has been adopted by the Illinois house and the bill passed. It now goes to the governor for his signature. IOWA'B crop bulletin, issued Saturday, shows that there has been a general rainfall throughout the slate, and the prospects of an abundant harvest continue good. FOREIGN. IN the Galician storms fifty person? were killed. Tin-: bank of England on Thursday re ceived its discount rato at <J per cent. IT is said that Germany will recognize the Chilian insurgents. Tun IOKR of life by the bridge disaster in Switzerland Sunday is now placed at 120. THE treaty of peace between Guatemala and San Salvadorean boon ratified by the San Sulvadorian congress. THOH. O'Gomum Million, a descendantjof Brain liorou and a member of parliament, has died at London. Jews hailed from Antwerp Tuesday for the Congo Free State, This in UK,' first batch of Jews to go to that region. Tine Pnrif municipal council has do- imuulcil tin) dismissal of Commissary of Police Tonriuet, charged with tormenting a young servant girl into confessing a theft which she never committed. A IIAIIUK conveying 500 convicts to Siberia sank in tho Volga at Nijni- Nov- gorod Sunday and many of tho convicts were drowned. ]lowia<ii OSIIOHNIO is said to be hiding from the Pi'ris booluniiluirs who wont to collect 75,000 francs which ho lost on llio Prix dii Paris. Tins English secretary of war will lako no ships to discipline tho prince of Wales for his part in tho barcarat scandal. JL'J'iiK census of Kngland and Wales just completed shows a population of 29,000,000, an increase of 8,000,000 iu ten years. 'I'n B Emporor of China has ordered tho authorities to protect all foreigner, and lo puii'sh the natives who recently took part in the riots against Kuropoans. Tun Scottish Lodger says tho Prinoo of Wales owes Mr. Arthur Wilson 81,000,000, Tho inonoy was loaned tho princo when tho Baring Brothers failed to enable him to moot his ovoriluti obligations. Tun collapse of tho water works and gas works company of London is announced. It had a capital of XDOO.OOO. Tho object of tho company was to purchase properties in tho Unito:! States and Canada. v has dispatched a man-of-war to China for the protection of her subjects in that country, ami England has sent another of her war-ships to tho sunu locality for a sililar purpose. FIRES AND CASUALTIES. persons wore killed by sunstrokes in Now Vork on Tuesday. JKNB MiuiiflNsON was run over urn) killed by a railroad train at Council Blurt's, low.i, AT Grant City, Mo., Charles France and Myron Gardner woro drowned while bathing on, WtH.huj8d.tty. THK Omaha ami Chicago express was wrecked near Coon Kapids, Iowa, causing tho death of two passengers. FIKE at Sea Bright, N. J., Tuesday night destroyed 400 Houses, causing ft loss of 1800,000 and rendering several hundred families homeless. } LIGHTNING sfrnck an outbuilding in I which a picnic party had taken refoge near ; St. Lcnl«, killing a girl aged 12 and in- jnrine three others. JOHN HOUTSTADT, a farmer living near , Harvard, 111., was thrown from bis wagon Sunday and instantly killed. | A. D. COOLET and C. H. Anderson, of Csdar Rapids, Iowa, and two young ladies, •w-ere drowned at Roekford. Iowa, Sunday evening. i ORA RANDALL, aged 20, a student at the In liana State Normal school, whose parents live at Ward, Ind., was drowned at Terre Haute while bathing. THE Fort Madison (Iowa) opera house burned Monday with all its contents. Los=, $20,000, well insured. NINE men were injured, of whom two may die, bv the falling of a scaffold at the Pratt & Whitney works at Hartford, Conn., FRED FINK and Jacob Flury, two Belle- vilie men who were vfeiting at Herzbarg, 111., Monday night, were struck by lightning. Fink was killed and Flury will lose his hearing. By the capsizing of their boat.I. Doanld- Ron and Ida Lundburg were drowned in Lake Union, near Seattle Wash. Both clung to the overturned baat for some time, and sank just as assistance was at hand. DORKTHAN. la., a new town on the Alabama Midland, was almost wholly destroyed bv fire Saturday morning; loss, £50,000; insurance, 840,000. NEAR Newport, Ky., 2,000 gallons of gasoline exploded early Friday morning. The explosion woke up ail the people for miles around. THE engineer was killed and three other p_ersone injured by a collision on the Louisville and Nashville railroad near Sebree, Ky., Saturday morning'. BARTHOLEMV BOOAS, of Humphery, Neb., was struck by lightning Wednes dav while cultivating corn, and instantly killed, as were also his two horses. PARTICULARS of the devastation caused by the cloudburst on Concepcion Mountain in Mexico, on Sunday las v , are beingreceiv- ed. Many people were drowned and the loss of property was heavy. THE fourteen-year-old son of M. Bierden accidentlly shot himself Friday. He was lying in tbe grass playing with a gun and drawing it toward nirn. It was accidentally discharged and the charge entered his side. He died in half an hour. CRIME. THE Harvard students have decided to pay the fines imposed on them for selling liquor. W. E. THOMAS, a night telegraph operator at Troy, Ohio, was murdered and robbed. Two tramps have been arrested on suspicion. THREE white whisky peddlers have been killed by the Indians in tho Sac and Fox country in the Indian territory. A JJAND of Fond du Lac Indians are on the rampage at Cloquet, Minn,, and threaten to massacre the citizens of the town. B. GLABUI was convicted for attempting to bribe Tales Juror Atwood and sentenced to one year at hard labor Thursday. JOHN DUTY killed bis mother-in-law, Mrs. Allen, near Benton, 111., Wednesday, because she would not give up Duty's child. AT Bridgeport, Conn., Jacob Schele was hangedjon Thursday for the murder ol Louis Drucker, committed in-January 1888. AT Colorado Springs, Col., Monday, John Chuymnn shot and instantly killed his deranged son Wallace, who was pur ing him with stories. Fiucn H. HAYDEN, said to be a native of Rome, N. Y., was on Sunday found dead beside the railroad track near Junction, Col,, with a hole in the back of the head. N. HAULKV McCoy, convicted of shooting Inspector of Police Hawley in Denver last January, was on Saturday sentenced 'o the penetentiary for life. CiiAKLicH SCOI,K, a New York merchant, has ueen arrested charged with stealing a diamond valued at 840,000 from J. W. Carrol, tl.o paper manufacturer. C. MASON Moony, who has been treasurer of Franklin county, Mass., for fifteen years, has confessed to having used §10,180 beonying to the county in his private business. THE New York state court of appeals has affirmed the conviction of Herr Most and ho will have to go to prison. He was convicted three years ago of inciting to unlawful acts, but has kept out of prison on appeals. AT Madison, Ind., Stock Brown gave his stepson a brutal beating, from tho effects of which the lad died. He choked, kicked and injured him so horribly that ho died within half an hour after the beating. Brown has been arrested for premiditatod murder. Two indictments for forgery have been retiirnod against Emory II. Merriam, a well known Asheville, N. C. lawyer. Drink brought him to his present condition. He is a brother of tho chief justice ot the stato supreme court. WASHING1-ON. THE president has appointed W. E. S. Fates, of New York, to be marshal of the United States consular court at Amoy, China. PUESIDENT HAIUUSON has denied the application for pardon of Edward Belden of Kansas, convicted of murder and scm- tonced last March to be hanged on the 26th of the present month. SKCWETAHY i'lioo/von has ordered w court martial to try Colonel Compton, of the Fourth Calvary, tor negligence in falling to take proper steps to; prevent tho jync.hing 1 of tho man who killed a soldier and was iu prison at Walla Walla, Washington, Tins agreement bctweon the United Slates ir.ui Great Britain for a closed season for seals in l^ihring Sea was signed in Washington Monda/ morning, and the president immediately issued a proclamation to carry ovt its provisions. Tho agreement lasts until -May next. RKCKNT riots in China have forcibly reminded the naval authorities of the necessity of having additkmul American vessels in thosn wiitons, and it is understood that ono or more of tho smaller craft on tho ho.ne station will bo ordered to accompany tho Lancaster when sho sails. Tins postoflico department on Monday adjusted tho salaries of tho second-cass postoflices in the country. The following changes were made in the northwest: Minnesota—Crookston, $2,200: Red Wing, $2,200. North Dakota—Fargo, $2,700. South Dakota—Deadwood. $2,200; Mitchell, $2,100; Pierre, $2,200, Yaukton $2,000. REMARKABLE DREAM Cora Mattoon Lapsed into Unconsciousness for 15 Days and had Strange Experiences. See Dreamed of Talking with Departed Friends, and Never Imagined She was D a<l. On Awaking. Cora Declared Her Chum Jennie Avas Dead as She had Seen Her. Durintr the past three months there has been several hundred cases ot la gripps in the Naugaturk Valley, but none of them seems to have the effect of that of which Miss Cora Mattoon, of Plymouth, Conn., was the unfortunate victim. Miss Mattoon is the daughter of D._ E. Matoon, of Plymouth centre, who is a prominent Episcopalian. She is the belle of the town and one of the teachers in the Episcopal Sunday school. On Wednesday, May 16, she was taken ill, and Dr. Pease diagnosed the case to be la grippe, with indications of pleurisy and pneumonia. Shortly after the young lady became ill she poparently fell asleep and so remained for fifteen days. During this time two of her warmest friends, Jennie Hawkins and Tilda Matthews, died. Upon awakening she told her parentp of bavins? met her two friends and also an uncle anil an aunt and a brother, all of whom had been dead a long time, and of having seen strange and weird sights in the far beyond during her absence form home, [which she supposed occupied two ysars. The young woman is prostrated by her experiences, and it is doubtful if she she will ever again recover from the severe shock which her nervous system received. She bad fallen from a mountain into a bottomless pit, bad been drowned, had been burned to death and bad been torn limb from limb by wild beasts and had visited heaven. Miss Matoon's experience, as told by herself, is a strange one. Shortly after regaining consciousness she said to those around her:— "So poor Jennie is dead." She and Jennie Hawkins were great friends, and great care had been taken that Miss Mattoon should not be 'told of Jennie's death. ''How did you know she was dead?" Miss Mattoon was asked. "Oh, I mot her while I was away, and she told me," was the reply. The sick girl also said she thought she had been away about two years, judging from the scenes she had gone through, and she cannot yet be persuaded that it was any less. The rest of the story is told by herself, with her father's consent. She did not wish to speak about the matter at first, as the recollection made her shudder, but fi-nlly consented. She is a Drunette of % > )•;,• attractive apperance. She said to ij, •— "My trance_or whatever you call it began in imagining I saw my own death. I saw father and mother and brothers and sisters crying around me, and when I was put in tl.e coffin I did not seem to core. I though after I died 1 came to a long, cold vault where I met Jennie Hawkins and lots of relatives who have died. They seemed to think I was dead like them, and they talked to me, but I can't remember what they told me. '•They took rne with them to a high mountain and left me on the top, which was a great rock. The rock kept growing smaller, and at last I had room for only one foot. I fell off, and landed in an in closed space filled with wild beasts of all kinds, Thoy did not hurt me, but when I tried to get out they told me I could not, and {they spoke to; me just like human beings. I'.c.uched in one corner of the den, and the beasts began to fight and I fainted away. "When 1 recovered i was on a rock in the ocean, The water kept rising to the top and I cried for Lelp, but none came. Soon the water floated me off the rock and I sank the bottom. Oh, to the horrible experience I had there—snakes and queer things of all sorts crawled over me and 1 could not open my mouth to call for help. It was not like a dream. "1 seemed to feel the days and weeks and months go by just the same as now, and 1 was sure two years had passed since 1 saw my father and mother. While at the bottom of the ocean something with long hairy arms grasped me, and 1 fainted again.- Wben I awoke I was in [the most splendid place you could imagine. All my dead friends were with me and we did nothing but wander through fields full of flowers and over brooks and rivers all day long. Wo were as happy as we could be. I forget every thing else. It seemed so real to talk to the people I knew had died before me that I never imagined that I was truly dead. "The last part of my unconsciousness was the pleasantest, and I awoke one morning to fine my sister looking at ine. I thouglit she, too, had died and come to mo, but after a while, when my eyes became accustomed to the old familiar sights, I knew I had not died and that it was all a horrible dream, "How glad 1 was I cannot tell you. That is all I can remember, but there were lots of things that happened in that long time that have gone altogether out of my mind." Miss Mattoon is fast recovering and the flush of health is beginning to come into her cheeks. She isone^of the most respected young ladies of the town and is a popular young member of the church. TUB "FATAL, 1'ATIBNT." Death in Three Instances Has Followed the VlsltH of a Young Lady. It is stated death iu three instances has Followed the visits of a female patient of the Manhattan Bye and Ear hospital, New York. The doctors will not disclose the woman's name, for she is young and quite pretty. The "fatal patient" came to tho liospital about two years ago. She is suffering from a, catarrhal affection of the throat and was therefore sent to the throat department. In the ward are desks rang- id about, which are termed cabinets. Dr. Charles G. Johnson, at that time, was in hargo of Cabinet D, to which the lady was assigned. A short time after treating the patient, Dr. Johnson died. Two weeks ater stie appeared again. Dr. Edward Payson Pond had been placed in charge of cabinet D. The "fatal patient" took her seat at the desk aud Dr. Pond administered to her wants. A few;days later he aUo died. Since then the lady has been fre- quently treated by several of the staf, bnt never at cabinet D till last Wednesday. On that day she appeared and was feceit- by Dr. Wendell C. Phillips, who was in charge. "1 don't know that von will care to treal me, 1 ' nae said to Dr. Phillips. "Why, how is that?" taid the doctor. "Oh, for the reason that two physicians who have treated me have dice immediately afterwards," fhe repliec laughingly. Dr. Phillips smiled and sroffed at the suggestion and referred the patient to Dr. David Phillips, who was in charge of cabinet D. Tbe lady sat down at his desk Her ailment was attended to by Dr. Phil lips and as she departed he bade good bye, as did also his namesake, Dr. W. C. Phillips. After she had gone the matter was laughingly talked about by the physicians. Dr. David returned to his home that nighl and dressed himself preparatory to dining out. After having dined he made some professional calls. He returned home late and before retiring complained of not feeling well' He did not appear at breakfasl Thursday morning. His mother lookec into nis room and saw him lying in bed as she thought, fast asleep. When luncheon was ready an effort was made to awaken him. It was found be was dead. A physician who was called in said hear I failure was che cause of his death. D_r. II. D. Lederman, who now fills Dr. Phillip's place, says if tbe girl calif again he will treat her as a niattar ol course. TUB SPAN OF This Slan Knew Robert Fulton. Lancaster Inquirer. "There is yet living," says a gentleman from New York state, "a man who recall? having seen Robert Fulton many times and who knew the great inventor well. 1 ' This venerable survivor is Christian Cooper. If he lives until next October he wili celebrate the completion of his 117th year. His advanced age is well established. li the record of the Reformed Church at Germantown spoke truly Christian Cooper was born on October 25, 1774. His home for many years wasjin a house built by Walter Livingston in Columbia county. It wil! be remembered that Fulton married a Miss Livingston, of Columbia county. Hence the opportunities presented to Cooper for seeing and knowing the inventor of the steamboat. One can get a fairly adequate idea of the span of this man's life upon reflecting that when Robert Fulton died more than three-quarters of a century aero Christian Coeper had bten forty-one years in the land of the living. VICTORY WAR. What ig Needed on the Battlefield to Secure Success. Col. T. A. Dodge in the June Forum. No inventions, no changes in arms, can alter the maxims of strategy. These are immutable. Their use depends on the character of the captains. But tactics change with inventions in firearms. The maneuvers of the battlefield must depend upon the weapon of the enemy, upon the danger zones'of his fire. From close we have gone to open order, only to find that scattered groups are apt to weaken discipline; and to-day more than ever before we need morale and cohesiveness on the brttlefield. That commander who, despite the fearful decimation of modern artillery and small arms, can keep his battalions the longest in heart, will win the day Many intelligent essays are published to prove this or the other system tojjbe the one to govern the maneuvers of the coming battlefield, but in truth no one knows or can argue out what is to be. A theory sound to-day is discarded to-uiorrow. But a few facts are patent. Reliance can be placed only on a strictly national army. That nation the breasts ( of whose citizens are bared for her defense, with honest patriotism, and which has leaders who leave no stone unturned to keep abreast of war, will remain the strongest. No nation, in the present condition of armed expectancy which pervades all Europe, will, by better arms or moro recent inventions, be able to dispense with this foundation. The rule held good in the days of the burgess-soldier of Rome; it holds good now. TKADE WITH ASIA. The Struggle to Obtain It will be Between England aud Our Pacific Coast. Senator Dolph in tho June Forum. The commercial outlook of Oregon is westward. It is nearer by the breadth of a continent to the markets of the old East and of the Pacific islands than are the Atlantic ports. No just estimate can be placed upon the future volume and value of the trade with Asia. No one nation can control it, but the struggle to possess it will be mainly between England and our Pacific coast states. British statesmen, with proverbial sagacity, foresaw this struggle, and it was not the result of accident that in settling the Oregon boundary we lost the island of Vancouver and half of Puget Sound. In this struggle the new northwest will have ah advantage over California in distance, nnd in the fact that the ocean stream which rises off the coast of Asia and flows eastward to the American continent gives to every ship bound for a northwestern port a gain of 20 miles in every 24 hours. The region will have an advantage o/er Great Britain in the local production of staple articles required for the Asiatic trade. He whp should now undertake to estimate the commerce of the Pacific coast with Asia and the Pacific island twenty-five years hence would find few who would not consider his estimate exaggerated. Had u Great Loss. Johnson—"Ah, my dear boy, I am sorry for you—very." Dobson—"Why are you so sorry for me?" Johnson—"I see you have a crape band on your hut and conclude you have lost a relative." Dobson—"More than that I have bur- ried my last hope of becoming rich. My uncle was sent to the poor house yesterday and I always BupposecVhim to be a perfect moneybag. J "Oiuner forl'wo. Aiipeiitcfor Onel" ( Said u dyspeptic to the waiter, ordering for self anil fru'iul. And suppose im luid lnul an appetite, It would have agonized him, subsequently, to grality it. 01 tho abominable pangs that even a littlu meal causes the continued victim of indigestion. Purgatory on earth—no less. Altogether unnecessary, though, liegin at once, systematically, a course of Hosteller's Stomach Bitters, ye unfortunates with refractory stomachs. Iu baying this wo merely echo the recorded experience ol •thousands who have used the great stomachic to their lasting benellt. For the luaction of a sluggish liver, and for tardy or irregular action of the bowels, both very apt to accompany dyspepsia, this fine regulator is equally efficient. Mal»rl»l couiplaiute, ktfney trouble, rheumatism and neuralgia depart when a resort If bv\ to th» Bitters. AGED SOLDIERS. I/ot-etJty of Famous Warrior*. ifoltke did not quite reach the years Wrangle, who died in 1877 at the" ..„_" over 93, nor did h2 quite equal Empefc. William I., who lacked but thirteen daya of completing his 91st year. Two years ago the St. Jame's Gazette, noting that the majority of the Prussian field marshals have been old men, found plenty of examples of aged English soldiers of celebrity, present and past, including and Sir Patrick Grant, who at that time wag about Bo years old, with seventy years' service; Lord Napier then 79; Wellington, who died at83, which after 65 years of service; Lord Gough, who lived'to 90, with 75 years of service; Sir John Burpoyne, who entered the army at the age of 16 and reached the age of 89. Of tne French veterans it cited McMahon, at that time 81 years old; Canrubert, at that time 89; Soult, who died at 82, after 66 years of service; Grouchy, who died at 81, and soon. To these examples may be added that of the longest-lived of our more distinguished revolutionary soldiers, Stark, who d.ed at the age of 94. Admiral Wells, of the British navy, celebrated recently his 100th birthday. But, of course, tbe interest on this point in Moltke's career is that 'he great of his life was done after he had leached tbe age 96; and, indeed, until 60 he was little known outside of Prussia. His supreme achievements were effected at the age of 70 and 71; but no one ever questioned that he was still in full vigor as a strategist at 80, or that Germany's chief reliance would have been on him, for planning and directing her campaigns, up to a very few years ago. Indeed, he gave evidence of his ability until his resignation of his office a^ chif of the. general staff, in August 1888 to do it routine, w^rk, in supervision and criticism, his wonted vigor and precision. THE THIN WAS HELD. Telephonic Conversation Between the President aud a New Man. One side of a conversation over the telephone is said to be very satisfactory, but the one which a Telegraph reporter happened to hear a few days ago gave promise of being so interesting that he waited to hear the finish." It seems that W. 0. Hughart, president of the G. R. & I. railroad, was in the city, and called at Mount Holyoke seminary, as < he takes great interest in that educational institution, being president of the board of trustees. The time flew rapidly, and found himself late for the train home. About this time the telephone bell rang in tbe G. It. & i. depot, and a young man, late of Kentucky, a new employe of the road, and one not acquainted with the officials, answered the call. Here is the conversation in the depot e'nd of the line. "Yes, this is the G. R. & I." C" At 2:25, sir." "Hold the train? Well, I guess not." "1 will bet you $2 that we do not hold it." "Just a few seconds? We won't hold it a second." "Don't care who you are. See you in Jericho before we'll delay a train." "Won't do anyc good to talk withlMr. Baker. We run our trains on time. This is no Jim Crow road." "Whoinh is Hughart?" At the mention of that name everyone" in the office, from station agent Baker to the messenger boy, made a rush and tried to get the telephone away from the Kentucky chap, but, nothing daunted, the young man sung «ut: "Stand back there; I started in with, this 'duck 1 and I guess I can handle him all right." "But he's the president of the road," argued Mr. Baker. "Thepresident of the road," grasped the young man. And then he yelled over the wire: "Yes, we'll hold the train for you—hold it a week it you say so." The young man had been exiled to Bowling Green, SEX OF CHILDREN. s y ,. An Index to the Sidoofthe House That Has the Ability. "I have an idea," said the young man who is always having strange ideas, "that one can tell which party to the matrimonial alliance has the brains, the ability, the force, by the children." ""Yes?" commented the other quietly. "Sure. Show me a family where all the children are boys and I'll show you a man who is the forceful one, the brains of the family." "Yes?" Still quietly. t "Dear certain. I've made a study of it. I've looked up particalar families. If you find all girls the woman is really the head of the family. She is the one' who really manages things, although she might be a quiet little woman at that." "Yes?" he was really very meek. "Of course I've noticed when it was pretty evenly divided between boys and girls the abilities are pretty evenly divided. 8y the way you are married, 1 believe?" "Yes " "Any children?" "Two; both girls?" "Oh!!" And then conversation flaggsd. THE NEW EXPJLOSIVE. Bombshells Loaded With It Explode With TerriAo Results, The new explosive, ecras ite, is the invention of two Austrian engineers named Sierch an Kubin. Its powers iu relation to dynamite is declared to be as 100 to 70 and it can be carried from place to place with perfect safety. It emits a black smoke, and the detonating noise is louder than that of gunpowder, but shorter, sharper and clearer. A bombshell explodes with such terrific results that ex?™ Il S? nts a e ainst palisades representing 100, 250 and 500 men, at ranges of 300, 750, and 1,200 meters, recorded marks on every division of the palisade standing for a soldier. . Writing ou the Cars. Ihere are two ways of writing on a tram, says the Ladies' Home Journal. I he first requires that the paper be laid iipon a light board, perhaps eighteen inches square; one end of this will rest in your lap, and the end furthest from you will be raised a few inches by a cord which pusses around the neck. The vhole af- :ords a sloping desk which moves with the body and is fairly satisfactory. The simpler and perhaps the better plan is to place your tablet upon a feather pillow in, your lap, when you will find that the elasticity of the feathers reduces the motion to a minimum, 1 and makes writing easy. ''Waiter, take this soup back to the wtehen." "Might 1 ask why?" Of course. While you recommend u warmly you have served it cold."

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