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SATURDAY EvtNifiG TELEGRAPH A1/10N, ILLHIOIS Kitchener couldn't huve taken Fash- t»dn inore easily If It bad been put up In gelatine, capsuls. AB n sinker and raiser of ships Lieut. HobSon In ready tri fill nil orders with neatness nnd dispatch. Maybe those folks who broke Drey Jus' sword will finally Illustrate Hie ilangor of fooling wilh edged tools. A reckless contemporary refers to Pernglnl as "Lillian Russell's last bus- band." It's safer fo make It "latest." If the Kmpress of China could act In Mint decisive way an n mother, she Jiolfls out Interesting possibilities as a inbthw-ln-law. nratloM of the chart b" lini now given 'try-fbi* wWld. and its practical utility h even (rrejiler lli.iri Its iciciiHMc Inten")'. It w:is made as a re«ult of numerous sen survey^ by biniH"!*'and oilier*. :iihl shows III" .'Piiiiu.'il niiigi' of surface temperature uf the ocean for every I" 1 " de- <irecH 's(]hafe from tlie Arctic l'i tb" Alil.'ircllc circle. The v:ibl" of such a chart will readily be rrcoisnlzcd by •'e.-i- men. though M: 1 . Murray concerns himself chiefly wilh Hie relation of marine temperature lo biological phenomena. Kver.v our. |;u,iws that wn temperature i." Inure uniform Ih.'in Unit of the land. !>ut it Is somewhat surprl'lug in Ic.-uii from lho«e churls that Ihe mean daily ningc of Iriujier.'ilure of Ihe Mii'f.'u j waters nf Ihe Atlantic i" only .S of i degree, and that H Is pmbiible thai u> where on the ocenii I* there .'i grcun dully ''hiiuge average Hum 1 de-ri-e Fahrenheit, whereas on land a ranifc « !»t dcyreen has been observed In Soul America In four hour*. MOK.K FANCY WAISTS. DESPITE THE PROPHETS THEY ARE STILL POPULAR. 'Hirer !;TIUII|>|CH nl k'l>- In -Vat'- F'rrlll- Tims In T|IIM H.VI<' »f Garment* Tailor ?Me«Hi-» :nnl 'lilt:* for Ptrcrt Wc-iir Arc: Mnilo Tiylll. NI--.V York Madrid papers say that Hie Span- Jsb could have whipped the Yankees had It been a long light, tint the", you kii:iw. H wasn't. No one need claim lu Ihe future that woman Is the weaker vessel. A New York male actor bus dieil from Ihc effects of llglit-laclnp. A mom be r of Spanish Bays "war is science and capital." It is very apparent, then, that from Spanish point of view there was n war. The latest soda fountain drink In New York Is called the ••Fif.'hilinr Admiral." It Is said lu be very eflVctivt after a fleet of "schooners' 1 has been sunk on tlie Schlt-y. A man under arrest down In New Jersey says that a trolley car would not hold all the wives tie lias married. And now they actually are talking ubont punishing that fellow furlfiur. A number of writers are rushing Into . the magazines In defense of the Oil- iMins. We have already, spent several millions defending HID Cubans. What they need now Is a chance to earn an honest living. __ A trade paper says ihnt-n corkscrew Intended for fishermen consists of two UsheH'carved In Ivory with tlie cork screw In the ceiitv. I'.ut whnt POSH! Me connection can there be between n fisherman mid n corkscrew? <The young man who has come back from the far north and describes the Klondike us "ono vast, measureless liell of frost, Ice aud snow" evidently iias n<i Imagination which would make .Wnt a most Ktiecessful advertising agent for ti circus. At Iho Furls Exposition ot 1000 the TUnitcd States will havo two hundred «ad sixty-live thousand somiro feet of floor space—moro than any other nation except France herself. At the lost axposlllou wo occupied loss thau linlt as much space. But the United States has been growing. Kurckal Hehold the Chinese climax! That Indomitable old Dowager Km- pr«s dcmutmtrates to I he world how H liana that rocljcd the cradle of two lui- perial dynasties uiay yet survive to £M«p the scepter of the empire. Hut observe that she was blessed with an , -education. The'extromu safety of railway travel 4« emphasized by thu fact that during *fae past year but one person was killed for every two millions carried. Next lo a railway train, a thunderstorm seems the safest place to be In. I.ens than two hundred deaths occurred from lightning last year In tlu> United States. "Set when a thunder-storm Invaded their locality, doubtless most of tliu .other sixty-five or seventy millions trembled. The railway system In thu United ' States employs 3(1,000 locomotives, 20,000 passenger cars and 0,000 mull mid .baggage curs, These figures seem large JttU the number of. freight curs la stated, Which Is 1,850,000. The system, with 3t» gigantic equipment, Is practically lie growth of a single generation. Willi the-additions of another quarter or half • century posterity ought to stand mul fUX at Its stupendous proportions. Tint U Will probably be gradually educated .gut of all Its CfiiHlclHcB of wonder, as "fro have been out of ninny of our own, Cnl. Theodore Roosevelt, gave ^mii gooil ridvlce lo Ihe "rough riders" win fought under him at Santiago, befm-' they were mustered nut. "Hou't po«- a< heroes," be said, "or lie on yon laurel*, because they wither. He care fill of your conduct. The world will In kind for ten days, and then. In MIOSI cold words Hint Ihe world is cap.ibb of sjieakluu, It. will declare you'ri ."polled by going to the war." Here I' a good-humored rrcognltlnn Hint mill ! lary glory Is transient, especially ii cabinet u,| s country. War Is a rare eplsoib ,XTIuj uutlonnl debt ot Himln Is oqulv- Went to Obo-flftb of tho wholo wealth 4if the kingdom, or ninety-four dollars per capita. Thu annual Interest is six •floUars per capita. Thu debt of the •Halted States Is ICBH than one-oue-hun- flred-and-flflleth of our wealth, rind the Jatereat Is but llfty-threu cents to ouch ttt'Oar population. Our total valuation In 1800 was one, thousand and thlriy- •bl dollars per capita; theirs only four hundred and sixty dollars. This menus Uwt tuo people of Spain are taxed on tbelr debt alone nearly twelve times «B high as we, with little more, than two-fifths tho means to puy. If we nieuure their burden by thotr financial strength, It I* nearly thirty times as beavy as ours. Unhappy Spain, tho Victim of Incompetent nnd dishonest mien, and of a cruel colonial policy has exhausted Its homo i-e- An old colored servant once told {gen. Washington the secret of life In a ifow homely words. Hnld he: "Gln'nil, 4f you want a good night's sleep, set up denljjht bufo'." lu other words, If you 4e«lre keen senses and lively enjoyment ll( the commonplace acts which COOBtUutu nlnc-lcntus of life. stUn yourielf. (jive every normul want it reasonable gratification only. Moderation is the golden menu between Indnl- JBence urn] asceticism, A broad knowledge and general application of ccun- omlco coriHtltutcsthc. science of living. 3'o Illustrate: If you stint your diet, •Qt'll food as yon do taku will be recclv- ti& fratufiilly by a stomach which has Hccurouhited surplus energy, livery or- Kail in the, body will be eager and work Iwrd for UH supply of pubtiliim, AxNlm- ilatlou U therefore Improved. A satis- Ued stomach means a healthy liver, «ervcn, dreamless and refreshing sleep. 'tlie right amount of exercise » bcaJUiy deciw) of fiitlgiie, dlftrlbutlon of blood and a relief jwvoua tension iirudi»poslug to rest recuperation. Too much cxcrciac, active conguutlons and undue * oxlmustlou; too little exercl-su lU paHUlVO COIIJffStlollS UUd UC- uervous Irritability. | (ho tno«t luic-rodtlng uud liu- '''" (k)ulrHiutl(iim to tbo Ii tho chart ir ure*uiiti!d (0 tliu tpuflou by 8lr Joiiu tfo the fuinoun ' -" be; aud «c(en our national history. The duties chief ly exacted of Americans are those ol peace manliness in private It'lc, Inlet: rlty la business, good citizenship. Af lor the Civil War the great, majority of the voln.i'cers who inok part In It went, back to I heir ordinary oi/cupa tlnii<<. Fnrt'lgn observers were aiuaxed ID see, our great nrinlvs quickly dissolved Into <|iilel. citizens, pursuing peaceful work. Hui Ihero were sonic, and among them soldiers who had been bravest, of whom their neighbors may well have said, lo nsu (.'ulonel Itooxe- veil's phrase, that they bad been "spoiled" by (be war. They bail lost all desire for useful, but hum-drum, activities, and became dlsxip.-ucd and worthless. Tbo war with Spain has taken Into our armies only u small fraction of our clll/.eiis, compared with the number who enlisted lu the civ war, but It will be a great thing If the soldiers who are mustered out lake Into tho duties ot civil life the courage, endurance and patriotism which have been shown by HO many of Ihcln In the remarkable campaign Just ended. A report of general Interest and value in the economic world Is that of the department of labor In France, recently Issued. Tbo report fills four good-slued volumes and treats exhaustively upon several of the subjects covered by it. Perhaps the most significant bearing of the report Is upon the Industrial condition of France Ii connection with Us almost, stationary population and the tendency of thu latter, u« lu America, Kngland. Germany mid Husslu, to drift toward tho cities. France, unlike Germany and most other Kuropenn countries which nro rapidly increasing In population, had only ;iS,450,000 In 3802. as compared with U4.174.000 In '1840-an increase of only one-eighth. But In this Interval of fifty-two years Its miles of railway Increased from 250 lo 2:t,000 and the number of passengers carried upon thorn from 0,000,000 to 288,000,000. During Hie same period the ninn- »n- of letters uud postal cards Increased from 147,01)0,000 to 1,850,000,000. The Imports also increased about live-fold, its exports fourfold, and tho yield ot Its Iron minus about sixfold, while Iho production of sugar Increased about Noveutcenfold. This slackening of pop illation and increase of production of all kinds In Industry hnvu had two great results. The French laborer receives more for his toll mid lives better proportionately than the laborer of llfty years ago. Thus In 1840-5 the dully wage In France, outside of I'rn-Js null Its environs, was 41.4 cents for men ami 1!0.4 cents for women. The tables show a gradual rlso In wages until lu 180KI men received on an average of 78 cents and women 43 cents pet- day. Thu relative Inferiority of women's wages remains, as In 1840, about one-half that of men. Even where women nro employed Bide by side with' men and do tho same, work they do not receive the same wages, showing that sex Is tho determining factor. MECHANICAL TERMS. The Anluiul Creation FiinilNliea Much yuecr Nomenclature. There flro perhaps few except those vho have had much Inundating of lech- ilenl literature from Kngllsh Into for- u languages who have any Idea of tow many absolutely meaningless minus wu have drawn from Ihe animal ilngdom, and which very seldom can be rendered In i Mr technical sense by heir actual equivalent. Thus the machinist employs a dog on ils lathe; be takes a hog cut, If tho fool ,vlll stand It; tho castings are made 'rom pigs of iron, which In turn were fud from u sow. Work Is set upon a lot-so or buck, mid punched or bent by i convenient bear; screws are turned by i monkey wrench. Hoisting Is done by crab, nnd a convenient cut Is a part jf the outfit of u shop crime, and a kit of tools l» ever nt hand. A crow helps a straighten work, a jack to lift U, it nnlu pulley ulds In driving machinery hat a donkey engine turns, A fish con- iccts parts end to end, or strnngtliun.s broken beam; shells nr» used all over; i worm docs powerful but quiet work. A. cock shuts off the water: one kind ot i rain i-alsex It mid miollnu- does heavy work. A printIn.i press has a lly; thu Irst. locomotive had a grasshopper- valve motion mid drive, and biitlerlly valves arc, common, Ilcrrlug-btine gears uro used by tho best builders; ill-lies lit printing-press cylinders, juid lywIieclN are running all over the vorld. In drilling, even an old man Is •iilleil Into service, mid doctors prevent 'unity In I he work. Hnl from Ihe human body Itself we loiTow tint imino of nearly every prln- Ipul part, as head, neclc mid chest; inn, leg and toe; heel, sole and fool; •Ibinv, fihotilder, wi-lnl mul knee; Knuckle and linger, rib and diaphragm; •ye. ear, nosu aud check; mouth, tongue Mid tooili; (bro.'it and guild; back, side Hid belly. From HID minor animals also w«> get mint and horn, lull mul claw, wing a ml 'cuther, quill and spur, tin and Hcnlc.— Sclcnlltle. American, Dewey'n Admiral Dewey's expenditure In puw- ler unit shell to sltik (lie, Hjiaulsli tied ul Manila, according to bla own olllclul cpurt, wuu about $45,000, The cost for thu same, Item iu disposing of Admiral ,'ervei'u'n Heet off Huutlago IH between iiUO.OOO and $100,000. Kxpem regard figures lu uutli t'«s low. Tito courting ot an helres* Js a biisl- null, but tliu courting uf a Dirt U •> w««o,uerM<le nutt. HMf.'HT hnx hit promised nnriiTtlil iiMeness for fancy w.'iisi*. Thr«n hnmly mill hnmlgnnir >{iir- menu linvc nol ((one »nt. nnil apparently iii'Tfr will, for women apparently cannot mu Uc up their minds to thut. ('sun of fnncy wnistN, however, .-ire n hit diffcr- r'lit from whnt they formerly were, Women ivlm Net '<// \^ these methods, and they're milnnilly women of extensive u n rdroh"*!, linvc ;;OWIIH m.'idc wilh M view lo wenrhiK (he waist not only with ila own skirt lint with others. The skirl, too, is pliinned for like double service, because fmiey skirls lire ;is mileh in vngm.' as fnu- <•>• \viiisls nre. A dress thut was planned fur llii.i sort of shining nliont is shown nliove in the Mimll pielure. Of mull over without nny inlerfpronre with the fit or with dose followinx the figure's natural lino*. A striking example, of this wns the right 1mm! (town of tlie three shown here- wlth. Of rt'nrk bine bnsket cloth, it wns trimmed with shaped pieces of broadcloth of the siiine l>lne stilt-licit henvily with red. Tin! nrrniiKCiiK'nt nud shaping of these broitdeloth pieces were very clever, and the in.iiDiKKim-iit of Hie Mitehlns wns mlrnit. The fichu-like finish nt the shoulders gave width lo the figure, nnd yet eon- formed absolutely lo filled linen. The nn- der-arm pieces were planned to emphasize (Irndcriici'i nnd curve, nnd the way the stitches rni added to tills effect. Note, too. the very careful nnd well planned use of (lie little fomlil cdttc; not enough lo look patchy, just enough to emphnsixe detail. Another admirnlile fen I lire rrns the nim- plicily gained by omission of bands on the skirt, while rows of braiding suggested harmony with the bodice. Another of these design!! also accomplished free trimming without interfering wilh (ho lit. It was In dark red cheviot stitchwl In bln<>k. Its long pointed yoke was of fancy vesting run with a little bright red stripe on black, the petticoat panel matching. Don't risk such a costume unless you nre absolutely sure of your figure nnd your dressmaker, for Ihe bodice fit perfectly over the hips, nnd the sheath closeness of the Kklrt must not be interfered with by the slit at the front. A jacket is a popular part of the early winter tailor rig. The reefer, the riding Imbil, Ihe blouse, all appear, but. the exclusive and cluirneteriMie design of the season shows n tight fitting coat with shield front prolonged below the Bides of the bodice. That is Ihe model remaining silk, a:id all while, it was a ifainly lot of Hilling up to tlie yoke. The latter was jrocadcd while salin. anil an edge of lace was around the brocade. The. skirt for this bodice had a finish of. the brownie with an edge of lace, and Is planned for wear with oilier light bodices, while the ilainty bodice will be as pretly in itself with n dark skirt for dinner occasion, as it is with Its own skirt when it makes ;iart of a home, or receiving afternoon c,os- lume. The plKfe where puffed or lucked mn- lerinls nre most often seen is In yokes. I'll is is because it in so dilliciilt to make a perfectly plain yoke set well. There is it fancy uow, too, for making the top of the sleeves part of the yoke. This is to guarantee that the bodice Is made with permanent yoke that is not intended to serve 'u the afternoon with the yoke in the even- ng without. Many women classify economies of that sort as "so vulgar," which is foolish of us. There is n belter reason, Ihough. The yoke can be basted in, mul ;iiany of them nre. This insures the set, nnd at the same time the bodice can be re- levcd of the yoke at short notice. The second bodice the artist shows was made on this plan. Yoke and top to its sleeves could come out easily, «nd there were a ilain silk cap to the sleeve and a line of silk above the ribbon-run edge which will show when this cluing:; Is made. The wnlst was pale green taffeta, the yoke luffed white chiffon over green silk, nnd he trimming was run with emerald satin ribbon and finished with narrow bending of emerald stones. Though the blouse in the pictures. This jacket is quite a wonder of tailor work. Absolute accuracy is necessary for that single breasted shield front widening to the arms at the chest, thus giving width and military flatness to the upper figure. The inlaid velvet collar is a feature of ninny jackets, nnd strap finish that does not interfere with fit or with oneness of color scheme is in excellent severe taste. The costume shown was heavy green broadcloth, its coat intended for cold weather. Copyright, 1808. Barber Poles. Three hundred years ago the barbers were also the physicians and surgeons of the neighborhoods In which tney lived, and combined blood-letting, then a common practice, with sharing and linlr-trlmmlng. Brewer says that the gilt knob at the end of the pole represents the brass basin which was formerly used by barbers In lathering their customers. The pole Indicates the staff which men who were being bled firmly Kraspod In their hands to promote a free flow of blood, and the two spiral ribbons, one of red nnd the other blue, represent the bandages which were placed round the arm after the operation. Why the barbers adopted red nnd blue has not been accurately ascertained, but the supposition Is that these two colors were employed to impress the Imaginations of their customers, YV1IKHK THIMMJXO Ml'ST NOT INTKItFKHE WITH FIT. ffcci here wus nut pronounced, Ihe bodiee van fur from being tife'ht. Indeed, very 'ew fnucy bodices are nuitle with linen 'lonely following the figure. Next to IhiH bodice, is mi ingenious and irclly one that »vim a ileriniimi from Ilie irevuilliii! yoke idea. The pictured desisa -arrled suggestion of cu;it itbtiul collar iiul 1-evern lo liike Ihe place of Hie usuiil 'tilie, white Ihc lower purl of Iht? bodice mac in blunge plcnlN nnd tinitdicd in u iiiinil belt. This liudlcc wan in bright pur- ile Itiiistliile, a lovely nuifcriitl woven of ilk and very line wool. The rcvei'h were ovcred wilh puffed while l:iwn nnd were an willi iiari-oiv violet velvel ribbon. The Itiiilde bow nt the neck wns .especinlly relly. The while liiffetu iiii-idc bow was Ittnched to an inside Muck of white tuf- la covered wilh while lawn. J'n fit n HHIII-CI! "luff uud nol gel Into illk-ullics In iimtchhiK Ihe liKiires rci|iiirc» ISuud decree uf &IUII »li Ilie p.-11'I of the IrcHHinukcr. lu the rcmainim; one of e budlccH thin ilunv'cr was overcome, or it wnu dune titling, yet n-lllimit dlx- iKiiriiiK tliirts. It WIIN uf lovely uruniT .ilk brocade, the Iliiure in millit JUKI H ihailn lighter tluin Ihe background. The nilllner'ii fulda uf mi tin were u shade larker than th<r biickgromid. This tine Hide nf Ivory while llmt blends with all hesc atroin! yellow* appeared In the yoke, vhlch WIIH mudu of bj-lhe-yiird tucked ulln mul was im pretty us could be. The Iccvi! caps lu thin ciise uwlelied tliu ygke, vhlch WUH not udjiiBltihlc In uay tense. While women huve cliiui} rlouely lo DIWVIICMI In funcy wiilhlh mid limusc refhCB, they have «urrendered pretty gvn- rully to t>i;lilnc»« fur street mul (uilor rcn«cM. Heady nuitle blouses bee,line very Jeiilil'nl, some of them utroc!uui>ly nuide; u tut'tie fuels, pcrlmp*, lie* the iviittuu. .'itfht lit ducim't lieci-Msilalc phlliiueKil, lowi'ver. Jinny lighl hodiecK are extreiue- y ornute, anil even In tidlur gown* u uur- •uiuuiit uf trluiuiiut; U euiiilo/ed there being then a widespread belief lu thu magical virtue of certain colors. St. Louis Globo-Dcmocrat. Tree Unit Sliorkn. A (icrtmin uuthurlty on forestry announces tho discovery, In I ho primeval fore*!* uf India, of a trco wilh the most curious nnd Inexplicable clmrnclcrls- tlcH. The leaves of this troo are so highly t'lccli'lcnl that whoever touches oiii- of Ilicin receives n nc-vero electrical shock:. Hvcii upon the magnetic needle Ibis tree, which has been given thu nami' of I'lillolcen electric.!!, has u strong Influence, causing magnetic variations nt n dislniU'c of seventy feet. The electrical Hlivngtli of this trco varies niM'nrdlng to the lime, of day. It Is Hlroujjest in.noun, lull almost entirely illsN|>|icar>i at midnight. Us electricity nlso disappears In wet wculhcr. lllrda never rest upon Its branches, nor havo iiiiy Insects ever been seen upon it.— New York I'l'osd. Trolley In Ireland. The American trolley Is being Introduced In Ireland. The tirsl section completed IK the Clontiirf Hue, extending from Dublin through thu suburbs, u total dlMliineo of about six miles. On this section the Introduction of the trolley was (signalized by the, reduction of fares to « trifle, miiro than Jmlf what they had hceii. Notwithstanding this reduction the receipts Increased !t8 per ceii!., while working expenses wen; reduced from 71.7U per cent., with liorsu power lo 4(.Oil per cent, under cloctrlcul tructluii. NoUilug ngea lllio lu&luu»B.-Bglw«r< PAWNED A NAVV. Ridiculous fad to Hawaii'* Atlempl fo An. nex Samoa. The Knnakn kingdom lieiirs the liiiiiiup dl*ltitellnii of being I IK- only nnllou tlmt ever pawned Us unvy. I'e-.v of the unlives uf Ilnwnll will long for the tipern holiffe days of King Knlnknua fir r '«rot the piissliiK of Ilie impiiei king nnd !ih throne. During one of bis visits in San I-'niuclsco Knlnkium WHS Inkeu to the Mare Island navy ynrd. where lie was greatly lui)iresse'd by the punboats IicloiigliiK to the l'nllc'1 States, i-'or years he liad been n lilug with nil Ilie necessiiry pom]), but iic at once realized (lm( there had nil aloiiR been void which he could only fill by Moving a navy. He determined, fo have one and before the sun Had ftet had purchased n merchant vessel, tie lind her towed to (bo Union Iron works, where her Hides wore plated with heavy iron. Then he sent to Honolulu for n crew, and when the men arrived gorgeous uniforms were made for them and they wer.j put on hoard the vessel. For n. long time Knlakana had looked upon the Samoan Islands with covetous eyes. One day he called Ihe officers of his navy before him and bade th?m sail for Apia to nnnex Ihose Islands lo Ihe Hawaiian kingdom. It was a Ions voyage for Inexperienced sailors. AVhen the navy arrived it was ragged, hungry and thirsty. The SnmotliiH were a hospiUiblo p.-ople. The ollk'ors of the Hawaiian navy were feted, the crew was made drunk and all were guests of honor. No mention was made of the cause of the visit of the navy, and months fl;w by before Ihe true mission of the Ilawaliiins was known. When Ilie real object of -their mission WMS discovered, the Siimoans were Indignant nnd tlie Kanakas narrowly escaped mai'S.'icre. They I'etivaled to their vessel, but were loath to jro to ?ea without supplies. They offered to sell the navy lo tlio Samonns, but the latter refused to purchase it. The Kanakas became desperate and at last succeeded In pawning the navy to 1lu> Snmo.'iiis for enough money to pay their passage home. Whon they arrived in Honolulu liiey were put In prison, bill: the lenient, soft-hearted king soon liberated them. the smoking room. By ami *•" "•' rukoinau entered with a ieln-; <l! ' y ' "'"'' " |U1U his baud. "Are you J. W wf'i 1 ' 1 ii "'° tll(J Tue Fortunes at War. When he stepped from the, train bound west at Ihe Michigan Central station last Saturday noon he was as jaunty as a fellow could be who is just recovering from th-; fever. Ills khaki nn.lform was fairly clean and though his cheeks were sunken and his skin an ashy gray yellow there Was a look of returning health in his eyes. Wh-m the li-ulu moved out he swung himself to the platform with some exhibition of str'ongth and passed through the car into the smoking room. By and by tli_. brali gram In his hand. "Are you Brady'/" he asked. The soldier looked np ;ind nodded. "This came to the du- pot for you," said the brakemnu as he handed the telegram to the man In the yellow uniform. The latter took it and tore open the envelope. He unfolded the slip of paper it enclosed and rend. Hardly an Instant passed before the hand that held th,-; telegram fell to. the seat beside the man. His mouth opened and his tongue curled in the corner of his mustache. The soldier seemed to bo passing through a terrific nervous strain. lie stared straight ahead at the wall of the compartment then, finally, with ;i groan, slipped out of his seat and falling to his knees threw his arms out on the cushion before him and lowering his head upon them sobbed quietly. A man who was passing through the coach saw th « soldier on Ills knees and the bit of yellow paper on the floor beside him. He stooped nnd picked It up. It rend: "Mother died to-ulght. Maggie." The man crumpled up the paper, threw It back on the floor and, without n word, tip toed noiselessly out of the smoking compartment leaving the soldier there on his knees alone,—Detroit Free Press. Pathetic Death of a Volunteer. Thu surgeons and nurses at St. Mary's Hospital were unusually distressed over the death a few days ago of Private Henry ,T. Wind, of Company !>., Third New York K.>gl- mcnt. The surgeons, ufler a consultation, decided that his only chance of recovery lay in the performance of a delicate surgical operation. The surgeons did I heir work welt, but the patient collapsed under the knife. They carried him back to his cot In the ward, and reall/.^d flint he hud but a few minutes to live. The soldier, who seemed to understand his own condition fully, clutched one of the doctors by the sh-eve and said: "Oh, just pull mo through, doctor; my mother needs me. She needs me bad." He f-?ll back, breathing ster- toronsly, and u iinrti' passed her soothing hand over his hot brow. At that moment the occupants of tho room wore electrified by the strangely appropriate strains of u Koug that Mooted through the window from the strjot. A quartet of young men with exceptionally good voices was passing the hospital singing: Just break Ihe news to mother, she knows how dear 1 love her. And tell h'-r 'not to wait for me, for I'm not coming home; .lust say there is no other can take tlie place of mother, Then kiss her dear, sweet lips foi me, and bi">ak the news to her. Almost at that very moment tin sufferer gasped ami was dead. The singers passed mi down Ihe street, and Ihc i|iil-I In Hie ward was broken by the low subbing of Hie nurse There were tears, too, in the eyes of the surgeons.--I'lilhideljilila H '.cord. four youns m -n with swarthy wltiun. bright black eyes and closely cropl*' 1 ' mustaches. They were dressed In tlie height of ru-hlou. and each wore a gold-rliiimed monocle. A small, enamelled .lap.-inesv Him In 'be coal lupel of each wa< the only HilliR that Illdlciiled Ihe'lr calling. I'hlldclphlu Itecord. One ol Norwuy'a Bright Women. Ann.'i IJansli'cn,' d.-ingbler of I'r. C'hrlstoplier llmisleen, u professor iu Ilie VnUvrslly of Norway, bus for ninny yc.-irv been known throughout Senndlmivlu as a chiiiuplon of woman's rights, and she was Hie llrsl woman lo speak In public In the Scamli- iiavlnn Kingdom. Her llrsl efforts to bring about belter conditions for women were met with scorn mid contumely, but she pursued her work with unciMisIng vigor. In 1870 some ardclcH of hers appeared in a daily paper on "Women's Opinions on the Subjection of Women," and some years iatcf appeared her boo);. "Wonii-n Created In the Image of God." this latter being a collection of lectures she had delivered between Ihe yours of 187« and 1S7S. Her early years v.-cre devilled to painting. She slntlled for some years In Christiana. Copenhagen uud IMis- scldurf, and made a name for herself us a portrait painter, With money earned in Ibis way she was able to go to Tarls, which had been for u long lime her great desire. Here she exhibited at the World's Inhibition of 185-1, Slit 1 then look n sludlo in that city, and worked ilillgenfly on several Hibll- cal pictures. Her incessant labo's caused nervous prostration, and lu I8BO she returned to Xorwiiy. entirely broken in health, ll was ten years before she recovered, mid then, with her '-mile energy, xhe look up the cause of the advancement nf women, which she. lias worked at with all the powers of her being, and with an niter forgetfulness of self. She is. next in Camilla Collet, thu oldest champion of woman's rights in Norway, and was a faithful co-worker with her In breaking tb«.- soil and clearing a path for the women of (bat country. Took Medicine In Water. Professional humorists of the past fifty years aud more h.-ivu told as n fanciful joke u little Incident which actually happened u few days ago. TedtTy ChiliH-ty of I.elpervllle, Delaware county, was not very well, anil so consulted a Chester physician, who gavo him a simple remedy. ""Xow, remember." said Hie doctor, "you at--: lo take a tcnspooiiful three times a day In water." Teddy answered. "All right, son-," and departed. Several days later, George l/elper. thu well- known quaiT.vmun of the iowK, meeting Ihe physician, a.sked him whnt luw-fangled ideas in medicine be was practicing. When asked to explain Jlr. Lelper said Teddy Claherly hud sono to ICidley ri-eek three times a bis clothes, had of tlio creek, where lie had poured a liquid Into n teaspoon from a bottle and drank It. "I watched Ted'd.v wade out In the morning,", continued Mr. Le.lper, "and when he r?peated it in the afternoon I asked him what: he was doing, :ind he said.the doctor ordered him to take the medicine In water, 'an' be gob, son-, I'm inJndln' the dir?ctlons, but I can't, swhlm a sthrokc, but I'm tullln' ye If It's the death o' me I'll kape It up.' " The doctor tn.-ide an early cnl) on Teddy, who now drops the medicine In u glass of wat.'i- and takes It thai w.-iy.-—Philadelphia. Itecord. The Aurora and Its Causes. Many theories have been advanced as to the causes of the aurora, and scientists have been greatly at variance on ibis subject. One popular idcii was that It was caused by the reflection of the sun upon icebergs. It uow appears, from recent studies and comparisons, that th? clouds and their positions havo much to do with these phenomena. When the wind twisls and whirls the clouds, the lines nnd bands of brightness seem , to change nnd shift- about. Tin sun spots are often the cause of the clouds which, In turn, produce these wonderful and beautiful lialos and stripes ol brilliant color with which we are familiar, and which have b-cn admired by young and old probably since humanity became capable of admiration for the beautiful in nature. —New York Ledger. The Ilour-OIflss Clock. A novelty In n clock Is announced which has no special merit except as n. ctii'ioslly. The object of new Inventions In tho clock Hue Is to avoid .frequent winding, while tit the same time miiiut.-iinltig the rcgtilurlfy that constitutes the el.k'f value of a clock. This device is somewhat on the hour- iss order. It registers Ihe time accurately by I lie running of the mercury from one end of th? glass to the oilier. The clock Is built In two sections, ami an indicator marks tho precise time consumed by the mercury In passing from th • upper to the lower. This clock must be turned when (he lower suction is emptied, which Is really about us much work us winding the clock. The novelty, however, may appeal to many tastes.—New York Ledger. A Pretly tilrl MaJe Them l.oquudoun. The Japanese naval olllcerx who have been assigned to duly on the K:i sagl, recently completed at Cramp's shipyard, are highly cultured. They do not coiillnc themselves lo their native tongue, but can converse In several languages with equal facility. The other day a group of Hi -m xiartcd for a trolley ride. Silting near them WIIH a well known profcxsnr of languages, who occupies a chair nt Ihe Ihdver- slly of I'enusylvanla. The eminent •cholar wits vry much Hiirprlsed lu u few moments to lic^ir somebody behind him declare: "I say, boys, 1 hero's a devilish pretty girl at that window," This was spoken In excellent Kngllnh. A r<ply was Immediately mode In French. Directly another remark em- auated Ju the liermau tongue, ami then the iiunrtet sung together In low tuiich a little love couplet In Italian. When the surprised profe-suor ii'.rned flbuni to get u glance al hla fellow be was Btirni'lgut) to see Lapland's Population. The population of Lapland Is about J7.0IK), and tihey seem to neith-'i 1 increase nor diminish in number. They ire most all•- superficially al least- Christians. The Scandinavians are Pnilcsliiuis, and Ihe ItUHslans bdoug lo Ihe (Ireek Church. Tlie former are fifr ahead of the Intel' In education, as the Hussliin Lapp run neither r-nd nor write. The Lapp tongue was long ago reduced lo writing, but very IIIlle has been prinlcd except school books and religious woriix. They are a qulcl, InoffcnslvV people. Crimes of violence arc almost unknown among them, and the only common breach of law Is the killing of lame relnd >er belonging to other owners.-- Del roll Free Press. A $275,00(1 Ulcycle. The costliest bicycle In the world has just been finished al a gun factory iu Vienna, Austria. It will cost u little more than 1^75,000. The owner U a rich South African diamond king and mlu> owner who will present tho inachlUM to his wife on her next birthday. It was exhibited at the lust Vienna exhibition and WIIH admired by thousands. This South African nabob WIIH so struck with the exquisite beauty of (lie wk.'cl Wiat be bought It and hail II Inlaid with precious Ktoneu and diamond* oil ; every possible part. "WILD WOMAN OF BORNEO." T.nrucHt Ot-nne-OiitntiB Kvcr Cm tni-ril Now in Ktigtiimt, The largest captive orang-outang In the, world has arrived at 1/lverpool. Th animal stands about 5 fret, ,'i Inches each arm Is 15 feet: long, the hands 111011.1111-0 1 font each and some of th fllifters arc 7 Inches In length. Whw hands and arms are extended thl magnificent monkey cnn stretch to! feet. It could wrestle with five men at n time, and tho chances arc that this handsome specimen of their ancestor would get the better of the cncotllltet Judged from man's standard of bonu tv, the new arrival cannot bu said to WOllI.D's, OHKATKST OltANO-OUTAXO have an attractive physiognomy. The nose Is sunk deep In the face and the massive top lip Is shot out to a length prodigious even for nu ornng-outnng It Is an experience to see the animal yawn. When captured the orang-on tang ettts lu (he company of n bubj ape. This latter the hunters shot urn! placed In a. cage. The grown-up orang had no more sense than to follow tho corpse, and was surprised to find that there was no exit to the cage. On the way from liornco, whence hails the world's champion or.iug, tho brute nearly escaped from the ship by scratching ami chewing n hole lu the sido of the cage. As the orang is a female, she may not inaptly be. called "tho wild woman of Borneo." PORTRAIT MADE BY A RIFLE, Admiral Scbley's Picture Drawn by Nearly 300 t-hotH. Adolph Toeppcrwcin, the champion shot of the world, has been giving Interesting advice to the rifle experts who are to contend next year for the Queen's prize at Blsley, England. "The first thing to keep In mind," he says. "Is the fact that one cannot give the gun too much attention. Above all things, clean it'after emptying the magazine. The beginner should shoot at a bull's eye say twenty feet away, fising jnst as soon as he gets the sight immediately under the lower edge of the disc. The bull's eye should be at least two Inches In diameter at first. In a few days you will find that you cnn hit the mark ten times out of fifteen. Then decrease thu distance gradually until you MADE BY BUM.BTS. "Husbands and wives traveling together in Norway, Austria and Hungary pay only a fare and a half on railways." Whin's the logic of this peculiar reduction? If man and wife are one, why nol one fare? Or is there uu extra, charge for "the better half'.'"' get the size down to half an Inch. Yon will be surprised to find that you can pump bullets Into It at a surprising rate. Learn to shoot with both eyes open. You will see the advantage of this method by pointing your finger at an object, sighting-over It with both eyes open. It will be evident that you cannot only see the object Itself, but all around it as well. The effect Is startling at first, but you wljl profit by it. The first sight is tho best. It Is only a matter of time before your finger will work In unison with your eye, and tho moment the sights find the object your finger will press the trigger automatically." Young Toepperwein Is uu expert picture shooter, and with his rifle can draw ii man's head In Jess than five minutes. For Admiral Schley's picture which ho dally draws on the target before admiring audiences nearly 200 shots are required. To De Qulncey. When we read great names, names "to conjure with," It Is sometimes hard to believe that the men to whom they belonged were ever browbeaten by publishers or crushed by critics. Even De Qulncey had to bo brought to a sense of the realities oC this earth, hazy philosopher as ha 'was, and while he was yet a new contributor to Blackwood's Magazine the publishers addressed to him this sharp appeal. In the light of his literary glory, It Is interesting rending: "Jan. 0, 1821. . "I must tell you frankly, at once, that your mode of furnishing articles will neither answer your own purpose nor mine. For Instance: This article which you have not yet finished, you positively promised to havo with me complete on Tuesday by 2 o'clock. "No doubt you may havo hnd many unavoidable causes for tho delay; still this is nothing to a mail of business who, as ho adheres to his own engagements, expects equal punctuality In those who engage with him. "It Is quite unnecessary, as 1 h:ivo again and again told you, to make any Inquiry as to whether an urllclc will bo In lime. A good article, la nlwavs In time." Married Hlx Timed. .Mrs. Augustus Thlstlewood, of Providence, H. I., has been married six times. At her last wedding four of her former husbands were, present and acted as ushers, The fifth Bent his regrets and a present, and an Invitation to the bride and groom to upend thu honeymoon at bin house. Tlie average term of servitude for threo husbands wax ten mouthfi. All thu divorces were grunted upo-n the application of thu lady without opposition. The dUmiht- tlon of matrimonial ties has been duo to tho tact and diplomacy of tho lady, who convinced her several spouses thut they were niltmmtud. Good and Bft'1.—Thn church divide* men Into good and bad, holy nnd sinful. -Her. W. I). Williams, Kplccopalfnu, New York Oily. Rtcrmil Truth.—Hlenml Irnth is the, plumb-linn by which to test every Chris- Man creed.- Ilov. A. C. Dlxon, Hnpllst, Brooklyn, N. Y. Christ Mnslnr.—npca'u.ic Christ llvr-ii for man and died for man, he Is to-day Ihe master of Iho human hr-nri.-tti'v. Dr. Bristol, Methodist, Washington, D. 0. 1'owcr of Thoiiglil.-The power of thought 1ms evolved, by philosophy, our present religious and social civilisation. —Dr. Astor, MplrlfitnllK.I, Situ Hertmr- dlno, Cnl. One Voice.—Thrre Is oun voice that men are agreed ought alw~ays to havo u nearlng. That Is the voice of the Lord. -Rev. J. C. Adams, Unlversallst, Hrtiok- 'yn, N. Y. A Great Man.- A great man IH ono tvlio dwells apart and works Up divine principles Into character.—llev. N. D. mills, Independent, Chicago, 111. Followers of .7e.Hi!.i.~-We sny flint «•(; ire followers of Jesus. If we have principles let us net up lo them.—Kev. /. R ZV'Ies, Kplscopaliitu, Hrookln, N. v. Leaders of Men.-A leader Is a man (Vlu> sees Hie divine, eternal principles more clearly than his followers.-Rev. toyman Abbott, Congregatlonullst, Brooklyn, N. Y, Ilight and Wrong.—Right and wrong arc relative. What \>> praise.worthy lu DUO stage of human progress becomes criminal In n later.-—Rev. II. W. I'ink- luim, Baptist, Denver, Colo. The Church.—Tin,- church speak lo the hniuanlly of Iho present day in Us own tongue if its divine truths nro lo keep their human worlli.—llcv. I/. 15. Learned, Episcopalian, New York City. Our Shepherd.—Christ as a shepherd r>f our Kouls folds his follower:*. He- folds them lu the church. The safety of. souls consists in being in this fold.— Kov. Theo. T>. Cnyler, Presbyterian, Brooklyn, N. Y. The Bible.—The Bible Is the profonnd- ost book ever written. It gives a wider scope for the legitimate use of the Imagination and fancy than all other books.—Itev. R. A. Torey, Presbyterian, Chicago, I1L This Life.—Astronomer* weigh tlio arth by comparing It with the hcavch- ly bodies. So we rightly estimate this !lfo only when ive keep lien yen In view. * —Rev. Jlr. Taylor, Presbyterian, tjnu Bernardino, Cal. Tenderness—Tenderness Is quite a modern thing. It bus come about through the spirit of Jesus Christ. It only observable In those countries where Christianity dominates.-—Kev. Dv. McConuell, Episcopalian, Brooklyn, N. Y. Noble Ambition.—The thirst for fume s perhape the noblest of worldly umbl- lons, for Its attainment almost always iccessltates some benefit to the race.— Itev. F. C. Harding, Cougrcgatioimlist, New York City. A Relic of Barbarism.—The'Christian cmlpit should denounce war UK a relic of barbarism, us tho enemy of civlllxa- !on, as absolutely opposed to the genius of Christianity.-—«ov. H. VV. Pinklium, Baptist, Denver, Colo. The Messiah.—Tho Jews expected a Messiah of worldly dignity and warlike lowers. They were looking for secular jlesslngs only. Hence their normal uu- ireparcdness for the Sou of God.—Rev. o. J. Mlnglns, Methodist, Aslmry Park, N. J. CLOCK WHICH TALK& llsDJnn Watchmaker Exhibits a Queer Timepiece, In the shop of a St. Petersburg watch- naker a human-faced clock is on view.-he only one of its kind. The hands arc TUB ONLY ONE OF ITS I(IK1>. in Japan, In Japan u man can live like a gentleman on $300 u year. This mini will pay tliu runt of a hoimu, thu wages of two servants and supply plonty of food. Tlio VuIluro'H ICyo. The eyo of Uiu vulture, U so constructed that It Is n hljfh-poivei- lelcscojio, Doubling thu bird to sue object* at au almost Incredible dUUiuco. ilvotcd on Its nose, and any message* bat may be spoken Into Its caro are epeated by a phonograph through-'Its nouth. A Sand Storm, In crossing that part of Arabia known as Yemen, an English traveler a few years ago encountered a storm of sand. He describes tho unpleasant lu- Ideut In a vivid manner. The stinging sensation tut tho sand struck one's hands and face wits most mlnful. Calling a halt, wo crawled under some thick bushes, tho men liur- •ledly arranging a strip of canvas MO as to gain the most protection from HH icauty folds. We were Just III time, for lie wind Increased In slreugth and bn- 'nme a gale. The sand, which till now lad been bill thin, commenced whirling n clouds until the air was dork with It. luddlltig together, we lied our tnrbana >ver our mouths and waited for a CCB- a lion. The desert wind was InlciuMy hoi, ml I In- burning, grltly grains of sjiml oiiiiil iheir way under one's clothing- nd Into one's ears and eyes until life ecaine almost unendurable. I hnd ecu a snnd-Htorm or two before, but one like this. Thu poor, grumbling umels lay down and wagged their necks slowly from side to side. Ho strong was thu aaud-ludcu wind that it was impossible for tho men to go oven us far as tho river to get water, and our throats were parched wilh thirst. Happily this was the only sand-storm wu experienced on Ihe whole Journey, and I hope I may uever see unotnur. Prosperous Woman Fnrniev. One of thu most prosperous furuiern In Oklahoma U Mrs. Jane Crnmm, who live,'! near Calumet. Four years ugu her husband died, and since then Him and n M-your-old boy have cultivated !)2G ucrcH of laud, mul this year raised over .".(Kin bushel* tit wheat, besides corn, outs and other things, The widow plows uvery day and baa paid u largo amount of obligations of her husband since his death. A Uerinun professor report* Unit he hus found living Imcterlu In wine which has been bottlud for tvvonty-flvo ur thirty year*.

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