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by a The n«*th of ILt) was the night; yet a wlWter night Hung round the soldier's pillow; In his bosom there •waged a fiercer fight Than the fight on the wrathful billow, • A few fond mourners were kneeling by, Tb(? few that his stern heart cherisbc'cl: ' They knew, by his glazed and unearthly eye, That life had nearly perish'd. They knew by his awful and kingly look. . • • By the order hastily spoken, That lie dream'd of days when the nations shook, And the nations* hosts were broken. He .-• rli-eam'd that the Frenchman's sword still slew, .And triurnph'd the Frenchman's •Vp.Klc:" . ( And the struggling Austrian fled anew,Like, tin; hare before the beagle. /• The bearded Russian he scourged The Prussian's camp -was routed, An<3 again, on the hills of haughty Spain, Ills mighty armies shouted. Over Kgypt'S sands, over Alpine snows, . At the pyramids, at the mountain, Where the wave of the lovely Danube flOWH, And by the Italian fountain, On the snowy cliffs, where mountain- streams Dash by the Swltzer's dwelling, ..He led again, In his dying dreams, , iHIs hosts, the broad earth quelling:. -"Again Marengo's field was won, And Jena'g bloody battle; Again the world was overrun, — -Made-ptvle-ftt-Ws-cannonsi-rattle. — _ _ He died at the close of that darksome day, ' A day, that shall live In story; "In the rocky land they placed his clay. "And left him alone with his glory." ' *•> lien. Sherman al a Match-Maker. Among .some unpublished letters by Gen. Sherman in "McClure's" is a cor- .Despondence which he had with a young->lady who, while a school girl, got Into --CorrespomJence with an officer of tha 'Tegular army. Although this .was simply friendly, her father put an end to ft. Some time-later, the young lady, -.desirous to know whether her corre- •-sponde'nt was a victim of the Custer massacre, addressed a letter to Gen. Sherman on the subject, to which he • replied. She then wrote to the general, • telling him of the nature of the co'rre- sponde^nce. In a few days General Sherman answered as follows: Headquarters Army of the United States, Washington, D. C., May 17,1879. • Miss --—•*-. My'Dear" Young Lady: Your letter of the llth convinces me that you are a good girl, with a pure •heart :and soul—#ne' of the most pre- ciOus things on earth—and that you --=- ahould-nurBG-ar4ender-pa8slon=-unseen,- unknown to Us object, is not right. YOU may confide'In me, because I am not only a father and grandfather, but stand In the relation of father to the •whole army. : . Lieut. — is unmarried, of a. good military record, excellent habits and respected by 'his army associates. I do not recall him personally to memory, but one of his broUier officers was here this morning, of whom I inquired, with^ out his dreaming of my reason. He is~ at' Fort , CaJ., a lonely place, where he must dream.of just such a —glrl-as-I-suppose-you-to-be;—He-must- -be about —— years old—a little too • /old for you—but still with a good long Hie yet before thlm; and if in your 4reaims you think of him, and are willing to renew your old acquaintance, • tell'me so in'tihe purest confidence of •• a child, and I can let him know, without In the least compromising your maiden delicacy/that he ought—now that you are no longer a girt, but a ' woman, capable and qualified to judge of her own heart and. Interests, and that he is at liberty—to geek of yonr father the right to renew a correspond- «nce which was broken off most properly by him. In my judgment this may. tie done, and it may release two worthy souls from a' thraldom •. which neither can, l^reak without the meditation of a prudent friend.' To me you can write with absolute •confidence.. Truly yours, \V. T. Sherman. . , To this the young lady replied five days later, namely, on May 22d, in a letter which is no longer preserved, and thereupon General Sherman wrote her again, as follows: Headquarters" Army of the United States, Washington, D. C., Hay 26,1879. ., ., . , ., My Dear Young Lady: Yours of the &5d is received, *and I will write to ^.—^ without In tflie remoteet degres cOBC^ronolsing your dignity or maiden sr»o<le»ty. Your feelings are pure and »«iural, aad you need bave no uneasi- all. Let me know all the. facts, I will be the Iriend of all. Tell m» r age, an^, if possible, send me pto- togra^h; eo that on hearing from -—I way adviae you. • , It la not lair that he should be alone y out ia the mountains of Califor- wiiea a pure young gh'l is treasur- tfc« roei.iory/of his loriner kind- it not sighing for so.j&e, response of ^, lovigg .to^r-t. ,It ia ahouM wweet hope must j»ve mi. T **5 ivy tf*t<*r "to yot.r of coming to you., whew you Jaunt do the rest Of course yon are passionately !n lore with Mm now. I think your f&tner knows sa mufch, only he •cannot reveal the secret to the object, t can — and will; not as strong as I state It here, but enough to leafn his (feelings, and win then write you afgaln. Rttnesnber, this is ell I promise, ail ttoat wnld b* wise lor you to know .ami realize. If he loves you, you. should meet,' and each be the judge of the other. If indifferent or offish, fen-. Ish Che thought As a schoolgirl's dream, and ohon>se your partner out .,ot the. many clever fellows that must be wi«h-: in the reach of your acquaintance. I sometimes laugh at the many confidences of this sort which reach me officially. Truly, etc.; W 1 . T. Sherman. Lieut. -- married somebody else, and the general notes In a later letter that his fair correspondent "took things philosophically." lieu. Gruut's Cnlforru. General Horace Porter describes the advance on Petersburg In the April Instalment of his articles la the Century on "Campaigning with Grant." General Porter says/concerning Grant's attitude towards dress: The weather had become BO warm that the general and most of the staff had ordered thin, dark blue flannel blouses to be eent to them to take the place ot the heavy uniform coats wttlch they had been wearing. ' The summer clothing had arrived, aftd was now tried on." The. general's blouse, like the otheru, was of plain material, single breasted, and had four regulation brass buttons in front. It was substantially the coat of a private soldier, with nothing' to indicate the rank of an officer except the three gold stars of a lieutenant general on the shoulder straps. He wore at' this time a turn- a small. black "butterfly" cravat/ which \wns hooked on. to his front collar button. The gene'ral, when he put. ou the blouse did not take the pains to see whether. it fitted him or to notice how It looked, but thought only of the comfort it' afforded, and said, "Well, this is a re-, lief," and then added: "I have never taken as much satisfaction, as some people in making frequent changes in my outer clothing. I like to put on a suit of clothes when I get up in the morning, and wear it until I go to bed, unless I have to make a change in my dress to meet company. I have been in the habit of getting one coat at a time, putting it on and wearing it every day as long as it looked respectable, instead of using a best and a second best, v I .know that is 'not the rlg^it way to manage, but a comfortable coat seems like an old friend, anJ I don't like to change it." The general had also received a pair of light, neatly fitting calfskin boots" to which he eeemedj:o take a fancy; thereafter he wore them most of the time in place of 'his heavy top boots, puttlug^on the latter only when he rode ' eil on I J ort Plulier. \ •. .Technical training in any profession is a good and necessary thing, but it must be supplemented by ipareful and constant practice in order to eliminate the chances of danger, especially on board ship. In 1863 the United States frigate B. was cruising off the Virginian coaat under the command of Capt. -H~Gapt. H. had under Ibis charge a number of young and enthusiastic midshipmen, graduates of the naval col- -lege-of-Annapolis. --^—. It was hie tustom to have them take the position of the ship at noon each day, when he took' his own observations. Very often it happens* that their calculations did not tally with his, but this only made him the more anxious to exercise them in so necessary a mathematical problem. One day he was sitting in his cabin "as usual at noon, after he had completed his calculations, and waiting for his "middles" to bring in theirs. The first came in almost immediately, visibly elated at having finished his task so soon and, as-lie believed, sb correctly. ........ The captain took one look at the fig- tires, and then leaped from his seat so quickly -that the astoalshec) midshipman started back in alarm. Almost exploding with laughter, the old captain curved his hands before ills mouth and hurried to the companionway. "Clear away the boats!".he roared. "Clear away the boats! We're wrecked —hard and fast around on top of Fort Fisher!" • '•'. .-..,'; There was a howl of laughter from on deck, and the erratic , young man grasped his papers .and rushed past the captain and; out of the cabin without waiting for ceremony. . . Dresden, the capital of the German kingdom of Saxony, OWM . a'•singular, piece of property— <n morning " newspaper—the "Dreadener Anzeiger." This dally, upon the death of Its last proprietor, was bequeathed to the .city.up- on the condition that all profits aria- ing therefrom should be spent upon the public parks. This year a large playground of'nearly eight acres was purchased from Prince George, the king's brother and.heir apparent, and it will be ready for use this suinunor. '.phe paper continues to hold the respect of all Citizens, for the trust has been carried o»t in ita broadest spirit, aad t&e power hag never been employed to loater any sabool of o»iokm—social, palltieal or religious. ot K.1b*mt Arub'n r»rewell to Ml« Steefl. (Published-by Request.) ' t T beautiful! my beautiful! thota '-, *8ta0dest meefe-» With: thy proudly .- arched and • glossy, n e xj k, ' . , and. dark and fiery eye; Fret not, to V r6am ' the desert: now with all thy Winged speed,— ' I may hot mount; ' on thee again,— thou'rt sold, my Arab steed! ; Fret not with that impatient hoof- snuff not the breezy wlrid; The furthest that'thou flleSt' now, so far am 1 behind; • • The stranger hath thy bridle rein—thy " master hath hla gold- Fleet limbed and beautiful, farewell! thou'rt sold, my steed—thou'rt sold! . . . -.'-.-,. Farewell! those free unttred limbs full many a ihlle must roam,' • - , To reach the chill and wintry aky which clouds the stranger's home; Borne other hand, less fond,- must now thy corn and bread prepare; The silky mane I braided once, must be' another's care! • ,. ,' The morning sun shall dawn again, but ' never more with thee : Shall I gallop through the desert paths, where we were wont to be; Evening 1 shall darken on the earth; and 'b'er the t sandy, plain' . . Some other ; steed, with slower step, shall bear me home again. , Yes, thou must go! the wild free breeze, the brilliant sun and sky, Thy master's home—from all, of these my exiled one must flyi Thy proud dark eye will grow; less proud, thy step become less fleet,' And vainly shalt thou arch thy. neck thy master's hand to meet. Only In Bleep shall I bohold that dark eye-glancing .bright, • • Only in sleep shall hear again that step • so lirm and light; * And when I raise my dreaming arm to check or cheer thy speed, -Then—must—I—starting wake to feel— thou'rt sold, my Arab steed. ' t Ah! rudely then, unseen oy me, some cruel hand may chide, • •••'.'.. Till, foam-wreathes He, .like,.- crestefl waves, along thy panting side; And the. rich blood within' thee swells In thy Indignant pain, Till careless eyes which rest on thee may count each started vein. Will they ill-use thee? If I thought— but no, It cannot be; > • •'•, > Thou art so swift, yet easy curbed;,so gentle, yet so free; And yet. If haply^ • when thou'rt gone, my lonely heart shall yearn, Can the hand which casts thee from it now command thee to return? -. Return! .alas, my Arab steed! .what shall thy master do, . . . When thou who wert his all of Joy hast" vanished from his view? •.-..- ' • When the dim distance cheats mine eye . and through 1 the gathering-tears Thy bright form for a ; moment, like, the • > false mirage appears? .. . .-\ Slow and unmounted will T roam, with' weary feet, alone, • •'•-'•• Where with fleet step and joyous bound thou'oft has borne me on; And sitting- down by the green well, I'll' •pause and sadly-thlnk, ":: ••' "It was here he bowed his glossy neck when last I saw him drlnk : !" When last I saw thee drink!—away! the fevered dream Is o'er.; ; I could not live a day and know that we | .They -tempted me, my beautiful! For' the power of gold is strong^ ' ,They tempted me, my beautiful! -but I have loved too long.- . Who said that I had glveii thee up? Who said that Ihou wert sold? /Tis false!—'tis false, my Arab .steed! I fling them back their gold! Thus, thus, I leap upon thy back, and scour the distant plains; < : -Away! who overtakes us now shall claim theo for his."pains! : . -, • —Hon. Mrs. Norton. .', Morality In MouUeyn. A recent number of the Revue Scien- tlflque contains an article on systems of morality in monkeys, by M. Eugene Mouton, from which it appears that eighty-six years ago his Guadeloupe, had a monkey of surpriBr! |ing intelligence. She showed much af- .fection for the other animals' ;of the • bouse, especially a goat, which used to come home from the pasture of an evening so full of thorns that she was unable to lie down. .The goat went to seek the monkey, who patiently plucked out the thorns, to the number of two or threo thousand as a 'rule, without drawing u hair or pricking her own fingers. According to M. ,Mouton, this was-an act of-charity Inspired at once by sentiment and rea- isoplng, and repeated daily; in short, a "moral act." But.._ as if to prove that the old Jacko was ric^t dead in her, the monkey, after performing -this good : deed, used to. tease the'goat un-' 'mercifully, plucking her beard, pulling out her hairs, poking her in ,the eyes, ptc., the goat evidently taking this .annoyance in good part, as' the price of her- deliverance froim thq prickles, or pise regarding it as part of the general perlprmance. M. Mputpn remarks that traces of conscience, and .sense of responsibility, repentance or remorse, have been observed hundreds o{ timaa, in animals, but this • particular case seems to show that certain individuals, if not the generality,' hav^ either -a doubling of consclousneBs or an opposition of good.and evil, which ospll- iates, as in the human soul, py law of compensation or reaction,, which is .found lii alt living creatures. In short, be seems to think that eome anim&ls, like men, have their ^good and evil angel in them, theirT}r. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde. Another case: At Saintea, near Guadeloupe, then; was a email garrison of soldiers, who kept a moa- key, and their cook found that some of the men's eggs had been pricked and sucked empty, and then putpjarefully back in the neat. A negro was blamed for the theft, but he declared MB inno- , and projoiaed to c%U& the tblef «A1 *h» rw* A TRJirV*! sTt"~Aftff\- thai ^' > ' s ^ t 1 * by Greece at An?o«toll. In th» Island of Cephalonla, At th^s polst four currents of water set In from the sea and sink into the limestone of the cliffs, giving an anomalous water power that la 'the middle of the century was nsed for driving two grist mills. The fall from sea level to the Kurface 1 of the discharge pits Is three feet to five feet. Allowing a flow of 2,000 cu- 'bic feet per m Unite, to be necessary to drive the mills. Profs. F. W. and W. O. Crosby find 4hat the annual consumption of water must have been 2,000,000,000 ' cubic feet, which .would fill a chamber about five miles long, 1,000 feet wide and 75 feet deep. As the flow seems to have been uninterrupted and fairly uniform for a century, perhaps for many centuries,-it can .not be assumed that the water is simply filling a fissure. Other theories — such as evaporation in the porous rock or on encountering volcanic fires — are also unsatisfactory, and Profs. Crosby have reached the new conclusion that the water returns to the surface alter, being headed, the difference in density between the cold' water entering the underground channel and the warm water emerging ibeing sufficient to account for a difference in height that would enable the warm column to empty into the, sea while the cold column is depressed below sea ; level. Diroctloht for. Purtglan Mendlcantt. Lady Herechell has translate^, and Edward Arnold published under the title of "The Beggars of Paris," M. Louis Paullan's "Paris Qul Mendle." This close etudy of Parisian mendicancy has its lesson for philanthropists and 'charitable organizations 'everywhere. M. Paullan gives, for example, the following extracts from a book ot addresses, etc., published especially for professional beggars: • ; —rMrr-Av—Rich-proprietorireadlly-glves- a- flve-frand piece, pays the rent if one Is ejected. ,Mr. 'B.—Never gives money, ask for clothes. ' ' '. . . ; . Mrs. C.—Widow; only concerns herself about .children. Ask for a layette for the buby and some linen for the mother. One can also ,obtain a ticket for sealed milk for the baby by saying it is" ill. ' Mr. D.—Religious house, is interested in legalizing irregular marriages, favbra baptisms and first communions. Get yourselves reclothed from head to foot. . •". ' '•; • .;'-.'• '.'•'_' •/. Mr. : B.—Protestant; dresses children to-send them to echool, gives tickets for shoes and cjothes, demands .the beggar's address, ahd sends for. particulars. ; Arrange TV 1th a friend to give the address of an honest house. ; ... Mr. F.—Old Radical Republican, very rich, one mn.y describe one's- self as a '.victim of ,the .reactionaries and ^clergy r : etc., etc. „ . N. ;-.•-.• .- -."••.' •••:,- OT the Iftftst tat«r- estlng of the many results of Nsnsen's expedition are the records of meteorological observations that were continued almost uninterruptedly lor the better >art of three years, and which throw distinct tight upon the climatic conditions of the far north. These show, eays the Indianapolis ne^ws, what had already been suspected by scientists, that, BO far as a minimum temperature Is concerned, the highest northern latitudes are more favorably situated than many regions lying full fifteen or twenty de- greea (approximately 1,000-1,400 miles) farther to the south. The lowest read- Ing of Nansen's thermometer, registered on board the Fram, was 61.6 degrees Fahrenheit, or some 12 to 16 degrees higher than the minimum noted by the British polar expedition of 18766, and 8 degrees above the minimum of Kane. The lowest winter temperature recorded by Mr. Peary was ,63 de« greea Fahrenheit. In strange contrast to this in itself sufficiently severe temperature are the rigors of certain less lavored localities, lying south. Thus, in the Kara sea, which lleahetween Nova Zembla and Siberia, and whose center is approximately crossed by the seventy-third parallel of latitude, a temperature of 61 degrees Is by no means uncommon, and the sea, partly from this cause and partly from the lact that it Is largely choked with ice, has Justly received the name of the "ice cellar" of Eurasia. • At Yakutsk, in Siberia, a well-known governmental post, lying considerably southward or outside of the arctic clr- -Cle^_a_temperatura-of—from 70 to 80 .• l . Some Matrimonial Official records prove that, in spite custom of marrying awl giving in mar-, rialge, the people of England and Wales are marrying at iflhe rate of one thousand two hundred and fifty a day. Allowing twelve hours a day for their performance, the result Is, not omitting Sundays, nearly one marriage a minute,! Comparing marriages with, population, the rate for last year was fifteen persons married per thousand.. Looking back over the records for the last twenty-five years, It is,seen that the'yeair". 1873 'showed the (highest marriage rate (17.6), the same year being also re- -markable-forHhe—highest~degree-~~of commercial activity, the total exports and Imports for 1873 being worth £21 4s 2d per head of population. The least matrimonial .year of the ; twenty T flve was 1886, when only'14.2 persons married per'thousand, and then the value of the total exports and .imports was only £17 Os lOd per head, of population. . The highest marriage rate is In London, where 17i3 per thousand marry, and the 19west JJertfordshire, with 11, By far the -most popular quarter of the year In which to'marry is that ending December. • ' . , ' . , A «|UB of Dlainoad. .••'•' A ring recently exhibited at Antwerp was the admiration of'diamond cutters and merchants, 'because 'it was the ,flrst successful attempt to cut a ring put of, a single stone. ;i>hei'e.arfe a great many difficulties In this method of, cutting diamionds, as the storiea have .a certain cleavage and particular vejns, all of which have to be carefully studied in order' to prevent splitting Just as success seems within -reach. After several unsuccessful attempts and three years' labor, -the .feat. has been accomplished by the patience and skill of M. Ahtolne, one of the heat known lapidaries of Antwerp. T5ie ring Is about Bbc-eigihthe of an looh in diameter. • ' ."' .,.,-', ,,•-.,.-•'.." • •' l,oUK Kun lijr it Ittouie. ' s A very strange 'accident that ^befell a mouse is thus reported'.by the Ajfbany Express: 'A wheelman hutig his bicycle from th« celling of his cejlar, not far Irotn a awinglng shelf ou which food was kept. A "mouse jumped from'.the •wall to the tire of the "front wheel, evidently tooplng thereby to reaoh the shelf. The whaal started and the mouse naturally, nan towards the highest part of it. It was able to stay on the top of the tire, but couldn't get enough of a foothold to jump to the tw&ll. When' found next morning It was very fnucto extomsted, tfcouga still T8w» cyoioiueier ebowt or&r tmrntr-e-iefct *>f»* H^eslt i>l B«ecr<6» of tfon* Ar» Wssj*. ' -f K T»i««M* degrees below is reported almost an nually; and at Verkhojansk, which Is situated almost within the same broad region, but somewhat on th,e polar side of the circle, there is a registry of 92 degrees for the month of January, 1894. Prof. Mohn, the distinguished Norwegian scientist, asserts, moreover, that at the Russian station at the mouth of the Lena river, Siberia, the extraordinary low temperature of 94 degrees Fahrenheit has been recorded. That man phould be able to endure, one might say almost with impunity, such excessive severity pf climate is not a little remarkable, and It is,more surprising when it is considered In connection with, his endurance of the opposite extreme, "that is, the highest summer temperature. We have as yet, perhapa, no absolutely reliable data for the highest sun temperature on the earth's surface, but it may safely be assumed to be. in the nclchborhood.of or even beyond 150 degrees. It is claimed by "Alexander Ton Humboldt that RIt-' chle observed near Mourzouk, in northern Africa, a temperature (In a meas-'i ure reflected from the desert sands) of 136 degrees in the shade, which is probably^ the-hlghest=that icome8=author-^ itafively from the records of travelers. If this is true, then there can be little doubt'that'the sun temperature was fully 15 degrees higher. With the two extremes before us, then, we have for the human subject a climatic resistance of -at least 244 degrees,' or 32 degrees more than is found in the range between zero and the boiling point of water. How much more than this man could endure it is difficult to say, but doubtless many degrees could yet .be added to either side of the thermome- trlc scale without materially or. necessarily-affecting his-system.—His—re^ slstance to the temperature,of furnace rooms, as is evidenced In the work of stokers on board the transatlantic liners,'is an indication of this. And yet more the remarkable experiments recently conducted by the eminent physicist Haoul Plctet "pon his own person, when by artificial processes he subjected his body to a temperature of 165 degrees. . •-.'-..- Iu Love .with u Ileautlful Girl. C. G. writes that he'is in lo've w*ith a,beautiful .glrl. He is twenty-three years old;.she is twenty. - The mother objects to htm, but the father is willing they should marry. C. G. says he is willing to settle down and go to work to make a living for both. He wants advice as to the best course to take. .Answer: It seems as though C. G. may have himself to blame for the mother's opposition. ; If he declares that he is willing to settle down and go to work, the inference Is (hat he has been doing quite the. reverse. Maybe this is the cause of all the trouble. Wouldn't it be a very good idea for him to settle down and go to work first, that when he has demonstrated his ability to care for a wife he may ask for the girl yjth some assurance that he may be found worthy to have her. Very few parents are willing to surrender their daughters tp the'care of men who have no reasonable or apparent prospect of being able to take care of them. If, at the age of twenty-three, you have never settled down, you must take yourself well in baud and completely change your habits of life.., When you have accomplished something worth while, probably you will not have to overcome the mother's dislike. 1} ' '• ' : fcttlvatlou to Soruundo u Dying Woumu. While Sergeant-Major Brown lay dying of consumption in Oakland, Cal., the Salvation Army band wa$ playing under her windows the tunesVhe knew and loved ao well. Soon after the aer- «nade she passed away. am on)? naval nfflorrn fi here in Washington, teys the that city. Some of the admiral's critics are Incensed at what they con*t"d»»f his foolhftrdlndfls and talk of the ner«fl- slty of a fcourt of imjtilry 1 if not a court- martial. Th*ir position is that Bunca is trying to attract tfte attention oC the country by posing In the charftct«r of ft roUgh old sea dog—to inake it appear he te a sort of modern Jack Buns- by, so far as soa-going qualities go. These critlci? maintain that H was little leas than criminal for the commander of the.North Atlantic squadroti to take hla ships out in this season in the face of storm signals, particularly when there was no necessity for the rash movement. They point out that, this is the second time Admiral Bunca has put to sea In the face of ' storm signals. In the flrat instance, which occurred lasi summer, the battleship Indiana fared badly and one of her junior officers lost a leg In the unfortunate result fn the latest instance thd fleet fared worse, both In the lose of. men and damage to vessels. But toe hardy admiral is not without admire** who justify his course In'the face oC these criticisms. One of the latter said of the matterf "What are war* < ships for if ntot to go to sea at any and all times? There has been no little criticism Indulged Jn of late from within and without the navy, both as to the character of the modern vessels of our navy and~the ability of their commanders. It has been intimated that it was a serious question whether mTTny of our ships were seaworthy In; the fullest sense and a few unfortunate mishaps have furnished subjects for criticism of the sea-going accomplishments of officers of rank, * Admlfal Bunce has demonstrated that both criticisms are unfounded. He has demonstrated the seaworthiness of his fleet and the ability offals commanding of- flcers to successfully weather the se^ verest gales. It is, true the demon-" ' station has cost life and some minor damage to one or two of his vessels/ but in the .opinion of. many of us the • good .accomplished Is commensurate with the sacrifice. • Officers, men and. their countrymen will feel greater confidence |n each other from the result. If our navy was of such a character, that It was available only during the calm ; of a midsummer the people who pay -for Its maintenance would feel that they had been making investments in nautical gold bricks.'' Another mat-, ter which the result of the cruise'has brought * prominently forward is the •utility of the vessels of the monitor- type. The reports'all .indicate'that the Amphitrite weathered the gale as well as the stanchest ehlps of the fleet. Friends of .this type of vessel claim- that, this latest severe* test goes far to disprove the claim that the monitor class; is not available In a- heavy sea- Avay.-.-When this -claim ; is successfully a few.mbr^sjmiiar tests," they argue that'll is only a question, ot time' till the adoption of the monitor type as the moat desirable warship for the defense of our coast, as well as the protection of our flag bii'the high 'seas. While'their-original cost and regular maintenance.'are. onjy about orie-hall of that of the battleship type, such at' "'« Indiana and her class, the smaller craft is really most available for our defenses. It is claimed t'hat she cannot only go into our shallow harbors, where her consorts of deeper draft dar^ not venture.,but can; confidently face storms from which the more formidable type turns back In precaution. PAPER BAGS AND HARD TIMES. One I n elm try That .Thrive* .'oji « w tlo H » That Wreck Others. i { \ The manufacture of paper i'ftga is an industry .which depends largely, on its prosperity to a prevailing condition of hard times, says a n exchange. The more stringent; the .financial -pressure. " becomes, the more paper bags.,are used. 1» the grocery atore . customers will come in whoj Instead.; of -iorderinjr a bushel of potatoes, will order a quart c-f potatoes and carry thorn home in a .,l>?per..bag.,; Groceries of .all kinda' are,purchased in small quantities,- antf- tha paper bag .is used-almost exclusively to do,.up, not only groceries, but- frujt, vegetables and candies. 'A customer In hard times will drop in, and' buy half a pound of tea, In a few days- he will come- again' and buy another half pound.. In good times-he would have bought a couple'of'pounds and one-bag'would'have wrapped it up It is so with all kinds of groceries and everything purchasable for'which! UttES can be used.. and the'only Veal com- ' plaint which win'be : found coming • from the paper bag manufacturers will be on the occasion of prosperous times coming-,on us again. The paper bag mills are doing a thriving burtiuai now. and until the -growing evidences ' of prosperity Culminates in a geiXmi t^Si 0 .^ ;,° f ^ U8|n ? sa : activity ackf ( , lack for a constant and large or their goods.' But when th e an- lc begins to .buy potatoes by the bushel applea by the peck, coffee by-Vlve-Si package* and flour by the barre] thin the paper bag will bid e its diminished head and prosperity be with iis om-e ot the . , Tae entire population of the globe ' ' 214,000 die every year; 96,«0 every day 4,202 every hour; 67 every miaute aid one and a fraction '"every sewnd.' Qa " the other band, the bdrttus ainotuit to 89j7ft2,000 evei-y year; 100.800 every 4400 *v»ry bnur; every oaa wafi s. ft^tteaj

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