Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on November 26, 1898 · Page 2
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Alton, Illinois
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SATURDAY EVENING TELEGRAPH A.L.TON, ILLINOIS Tn French military circles sulrlfl Sometimes Is not voluntary but compu The monthly magazines are now fill •of military stores. ntul the lighting wl .begin nt once. Wouldn't It bo n good idea to send pioldier or two to Guam to garrison tli •tetnnd and suppress Insurrections'.' The American Volunteers have dn elded to drop tlip buss drum. Hero Is n reform movement which can't be boat WHh 7,000,000 packs of playing nird •manufactured every year It seems en rioOB that "four of n kind" are so him "to get. _ Some sny from the number of •censes Issuer! marriages me fulling off (Other* assert that marriages are real!} doubling. In Franco Hie sword of Damocles" an "Symbolic of perilous clrcumstanccf .might gave way temporarily to tin «word of Dreyfus. With thirty or forty wives to look krter, one can readily excuse the Chi mom) emperor If lie so far forgot him self as to commit suicide. i I It Is said that the Indians are greatly (putftlcd over the Krng-Jnrgonson liul- fleta. But they .ire n kind of ptixzle (hat ino man Ares to get through his head. Rudyard Kipling iu his muoh-rllsouss- Bdpoem soys that "Adam-mid looks like a bear." There can be no harm In Speaking of this as "Adam-Md spectacle." __ _ A' Western woman was made to pay damages to the extent of ?12(! for saying that her neighbor's beauty was artificial. But It probably was worth to her. " An Eastern exchange complains that actors ttoil actresses nowadays do not E k loudly enough. Their talk In New >rk may not he loud enough, but It •tnlnly 18 too broad at times. The Boston Herald says: "When a man has reached the age of discretion lie should be permitted to marry whoni- soorer lie pleases." Good; It would be too bad to marry him off to somebody £ whom he doesn't please. ^ti t _ „ ________ „__ i£ ! Juti Eastern mlllloualre has Just paid |Xs— -~|106,000 for a batch of letters which he p^ trecently wrote to a girl who was fy> Shonghtful enough to preserve them for |)i June <n court. And yet they say literary Y' ' "work In this country doesn't, pay. Where are no longer reconcentrados tin Cuba. The Infamous order of Wey- yet has done Its perfect work. The leeoncentriidos are all dead. Spanish 1 warfare was only able to Inflict death 'DO non-combatants. What nu Indict- against Spain! i "The Daughter of the Confederacy" 'and of Its late President was the object of a sentimental attachment, Which, had It chanced to full upon a or a designing woman, might have been perverted Into a national menace. Happily Miss Davis <wns a strong, unselfish woman and a itrtie American, and the North can sor- jrow with the South over the death of (one who loved nnd honored her country. When war was dec-la red agnins Spain, a young girl just emerging int •womanhood, Natalie Scheuuk, of Baby Jon, I Xing Island, conceived the Idea o praising money, for the relief of ou poldlers who might become sick o wounded, by means of a chain of let ters, each asking for a contribution t'f deOi cents. She accordingly wrote let ten to four friends, numbering eacl one, and asking that each reclpteu Should also write four similar letters also numbered, and in turn requesting each recipient to send out four more fTbe scheme worked admirably. Miss Bchenck, In blissful Ignorance of the mnthemiitleal progression Involved In Ifer plan, soon began to receive a heavj inall dally. The number of letters In creased rapidly, and before many (weeks she was receiving more thai 22,000 a day. InclosureH Iu postage •tnmps, pennies, nickels, dimes, quai- ten, half-dollars, bills and checks ganging from one cent to $-1,000, and Jwhei) the ninety-eighth series begin (Doming In the amouut aggregated ovoi $20,000. It was estimated that If the chain was kept up till the one hundredth series of loiters wus received In lull, the total number of letters would lhave exceeded the total population of the world. ftntn affair. These twenty W.ITM, or most, »f them, have not been Insignificant; they live not held In public rocul loction simply Iwoaii^o they wore nine !y Incident to the spread of civilization rtiirl l/i no |>;irtl<'iil.<ir SCIKO history m.ik Ing. And yet. they have e,>-jt the t'ul- tcxl States $|]ii.7.V,.7fi!!. iieenrdlng <•> re eeillly published figure", lo say nothing of the lo«s (if life and jiro|icrly. It N estimated that for every Indian k!ll»d In these wars the lives of fifteen American soldiers have been sacrificed. .Someflliie.s people arc Inelln'd lo sri >or nt England and vomo other Kurnpean countries for fighting so much with aborigines, but It Is evident that we Imve done i|iil!e a lltllc In that line our selves. An Kngllsh magazine wilier not long since showed to hit own satis faction that America has spent nmre thflti (Jrent Mrllalti In w:ir with nln- rlgtnnl races durlni: the last two generations. It would not be surprising if this were so. A frontier war does not command the attention that an expedition to another country (hies, and Is sooner forgotten. Dr. Frederick 1/uniphreys, of New York, who lias spent several winters at Thonnisvillc. tin., lias published an Interesting pamphlet on "The Future uf (he (Colored People nf the United Stales," bused ujion facts gathered In Thomas County, lie Iliids by compar ing the returns of while and colorrd taxpayers dial lln> colored man Is rap- Idly acquiring properly. I hereby assuring good clllxcnsliip, ficeordlng to the maxim that "In 1 that lives with his family In his own house has given hostages to micli'ty fm 1 hl.s guild behavior." The reports (if the public schools (if the [Miuiily give gratifying evidence of the [•dueafkinnl progress (if (he race, the attendance of culnred children being :mc-fourth larger than the whites. The writer refers to the decennial statistics if the United States census to correct lite Imprc'SNliui erroneously formed 'mm the mortality statistics of the arge cities. The latter show that tlio loath rale among the colored pnpulu- lon Is abnul double that of the whites, jut the former show that the percentage of Increase! from 18<K) to 1H!KI was ilmost. as great among the colored as niong the white jio|iulatlon. He also shows that fifteen-sixteenths of (he lolorcd population of the United States s In the Southern States, and that they tire not^llkely to seek n less congenial •lime, where they would be liable to ihyslcal Ills. Admitting that the ex- ilblt of Thoinasvllle Is above the a verge, Dr. Humphreys concludes never- heloss that the present status and out- ook of the colored people of the United States Is encouraging and that there Is iq good cause for keeping ullve the nclcrit fear that they would prove a menace to the white race. It Is Idle'to llscuss schemes for the deportation of ur colored people which harassed our talesmen In the early days has been olved, and by the colored people them- elves. WA infTI VV AllM H A1 T TV ,A I; 1 I THE CORFiEGT COMBINATION IN NEW FALL WRAPS, TtiN Frfiocti'fn CnpiM fic-lfiir f''(tiutil In- KtiflU-Ict^t I'r(>tr:rUmi AKitilint C'nld, Arc Hc'lilnccil tt.v ^oiltH n:l(l CldnkH- Thrcc- Piece SiiH., Art Still Popirlnr. New Vork FhonM kwp the blood wnrm "ind when a honvy o'tfit is only a burden. The nil-over braid"-! H"i-t if-- the bo-st liked, and It i'< nni> (if ih'-se ihnt Ihe iMti^t put in to dny's third I'i'-tnrc. 'f'he cu-itnine wnq of dark red clnth. the in < |;d cm mviiy prellily nnd iiifide uf lihiel; broadclxth brnided nil over with red. .la'-ki't nnd epaulettes were lined with ri'il. Such a eont may ho chamois lined and should tit IIH perfectly as a ridinj; iiahit, >'"imc epnnlette finish Is usinll.v .'it the (iliniilders. Tin- all-over hriiidinn gives n .«nng nnd becoming l'K»k, find the tailor dross IN thus worn till snow Hies. AiK'thor style for the wmnnn who I'JHT K ,,n<\ provls- i'ni is Illllile iiKllliKt severe wenther this season lij- tlic accepted iit.vleH In nut- side wrnps. Cnpi-H lire nhiiiiDt nlwuys (•did ri(Tairs.;in(l tills year's cutnwnys are (•Veil lcs-> prutectioil Ilinn usual. But Iliii fact i\'iis (li.-ic(ivered very slxirtl.v nfter the tlrst general rush lo these dressy giinneiits, nnil since then sightly and earnients ha\'e not only lieen pui forwjird, lint hivi- met \\ilh n>:iny adopters. It has di'velupcd. too. thai cnpes are not to he the only fiishionalile oiitsidcs this uinlor. n" ueeinrd more (him likely to be the case when a lool; ahead will taken IMS! fall. True, coats anil doilcs have \VOD indorse- incut rather slowly, but they are now soandly nnderv, ritlen by fashion's insnr crs. Hcsiilcs their siyjishncus, iheir coming is Tree from ihat 1'rc'pienl and always iinconiforlalile fciitnre the presence of a "popular" Hurt Ih.-it nciiriy cverylwdy nill wear and (pilckly cornipt with comnion- ncss. These picini'es. showing the more nhiiiiilunt types, ure nlgiiltie»iit of the v.i- rli-ty that exists, mi,! as cucli one of the pictured KiinneiitK is found in iiKidilicil forms, the variety in really imicli grcJilcr than nppeiirs here. TIIUKIl-l'IKCK HTIT. ivisljc.s to Ji'ecp out of furs «.s long Its poS- siide is the ever popnbtr tliree-piece costume; th:it is, skirt, plain or shirt wuist bodice and outside jacket. A very pretty costume of this kind made of rust colored I willed serge-cheviot in heavy weight .showed jacked iinrl .skirt uddly (rimmed to Hutch, the front of the skirt lapping over With regard to the first picture it mar 1 with three points at the foot to harmonize be Minted that n weU-mndf f.ilkir finish ' with points set at (lie edge of the jacket, outer cunt looks the right thing, and if It ! us its picture here indicates. This cos- is made 'if waterproofed material it Is the ' tnme was notable for the severity of tlio THE WESTERN FARMER. The Department of thu Interior has tinned a valuable and exhaustive report on the production of coal In 181)7. Jit contain* a mass of Information, well joRculated to give Americans some •pew Ideas of the Importance of iheir fown country. It Is a well-accepted •aylng that the consumption of coal Indicates a nation's rank and power. If jt U absolutely true, America, and Kn •land lead the world to-day, for those |wo tnlue two-thirds of tlio amouut produced by tho entire world, Last year this country, for the first time In lt» life, mined more Hum i!(K),000,000 gone. ISughind loads, but the margin $* narrow, as her output was but !!(),000,000 tons In OXCONM of that of the fDiilted States. The Imporlance of this Sndustry la more clearly understood >when U U known Hint thirty two Slates ta*d Torrllorli'H are mluors of coal. Pennsylvania loads, of course, as her anthracite beds are called upon in jmutu a dense population of millions mrttblu a radius of a few hundred miles, firlth Now York for a center. Hut, al- tofiethor, bltiiinlnoiiH or soft coal Is produced In larger quanllllcs. The JgrOWtb in mining hits been along this 'line. In fact, Hie production of an- ftbraclte must bo close to tho maximum, (though there IN no ininicdiulo danger «f the exhuuNtlon of the supply for )ft,in> jviiW). U !< i. KOUIYO L( j'.-Mv IM JftttdW thut this couiilry Is KK near tho |tOV 18 8 coal producer. It ID coiiclu- WTe evidence thut our manufacturing (JnflMtrlos uro taking gigantic strides, to th's direction goes most of tho Blood, And «H we are producing er coul than any other nation, wo Kjou bo the loading mauufiictur- Itlon, as wts are now thu leader li>, iltural product!. tlittle scrap with tho Indians uf I lU MJuuwfQta Blurted gome head* to talking about In- 1 tUfl Government'* policy * 8|»n affair*, WJOi- '/fptt tbgre ligvg t In n Croat Knee that IB PcopliiiB the Plains and Prairies. Dr. Albert Shnvv contributes a fully llustrated artlclo on "Thu Trans-Mls- Istilppluns nud Their Fair nt Omaha" o the Century. Dr. Shaw says: When tie bears testimony to the llueuess and ieuuty of all this array of machinery— beauty that, lies In the ever-Increasing lorfectlou of Its Illness for the condl- ions that have to lie met--one Is really 'aylng a tribute to the bruins, energy fid character of the \Vcstcrn farmer, have been on the Hungarian plains nd,witnessed the costly attemptu of a regressive (joverument to teach the indowners and peusams the use of hu- roved farm machinery imported from .mcrleti or else adapted from American ypcs. And I have also observed—what confessed by the (iovernment and noted by all who visit those regions— the persistent fact of scores of men, women and children in the cornfields with old fashioned hoes, while long rows of whlte-tunlcked men, In (he Jiay- fleld or thu rlpo grnlii, are swinging sickles and short; scythes. And a little later In the season It Is common enough to sec the oxen treading out the grain, or to hear the thud of the descending flail. Meanwhile, the new-fashioned corn plows are rusting; the rejected mowing and reaping machines rot In their neglected corners; and the threshing machine Is viewed askance as an Ill-omened monstrosity. It Is all simply a difference In men. It Is a great nice that has peopled our prairies and plains, and that Is producing corn, wheat and oats by Hie thousands of uilllldtn of bushels where only n few years ago there was the ancient matted sud of tho prairies, nil- broken for centuries. The men who drive the gang plow, ride the sulky cultivator, manipulate I he twine binder, and send millions of horned cattle, hogs and sheep to the packing establishments of Omaha, Kutisas Oily and Chicago, are to lie credited with a series of achievements worthy not merely of respect, but even of enthusiasm. 1 cannot for a iiuimvnt doubt the ability of such men to rear a line and varied fabrics of civilization upon BO great a material foundation. THHEK TYPES Ol*' STYLISH COATS. right thing ruin or shiue. Very hundsomi COIUH are being offered with skirts set on Much designs allow a perfect tit, and yei give plenty (if freedom below the wiiiHt line. They also luld to tho loiig-waiutcil look HO csscminl in an outer coat. Tut fancy for tnilor linisli that holds in then is marked by a little deviation from aliso lute* severity. Thin sketch shows a hupp) example. It Is of n garment that fastened utraiglit up and down the front, but tin udgi'H turned back in handsomely shnpe( revers, which will eidmiiec thu li.'ies of a wcurcr'H figure and add to the dressiness of the coat. Such cunts are very hand- Hoino in any of the smooth-faced cloak- ings, and this one was of black waterproofed silk. The' waterproofing luu! made no change in the surface (if tin 1 silk, which nhowed :i heavy cord mid 11 soft gloss. With big buttons of thick cut jet heavy silk hraid edge and rich satin lining, there is n garment linndHOtnc enough for any occasion, it ml nt tho same time plain enough for U.SCK where simplicity is dOKirabic. Some coats whose skirln arc set on an made to mulch n dress skirt, and thus the Hiiggontion of coat bodice, rntlii'r than coat, i.s conveyed. An inner bodice, usually of silk, is worn, however, and as the materials for Hiich cunts are usually heavy they lire fully warm enough for any but the most severe wo;ithcr. A coat of this type is presented in the first model of tho next picture, and was sketched in heavy liluek nilk and wool crcpon. llencalll the cnal was a plain bodice of light bine silk, the same silk lining collar and coat sl.i-ln and facing the double lapels. The elaborate dress skirt wus (if the same goods, F.Cilng for Anchor*. Ono of tho queer occupations of mankind Is that of drugging for lost anchors. It Is carried on In buys and rivers, nnd even In tho open sea along the coast. Several sloops and schoiiu- rs are engaged almost exclusively In tills pursuit. Tho hunters are an familiar with tho ground whore anchors are lo bo found as fishermen are with (he favorite haunts of (ho living In[militants of the sea. The matter of fishing for hist anchors |s most s|m- [ile. A chain Is let down in a loop Inng •iinugh lo drag along Hie button!, and hi' vessel goes on her way ivilh all minis nn board alert for a bite, and n die usually ends Iu u catch. The re 'ovei'ed Mnelioi's are generally sold Iglllll ill 11 price of ilhnul twn ponce u ,1011ml, which Is a halfpenny under In? market price for new anchors. A jig anchor will weigh six thousand iniinds, HO thai the fishermen make Ifty pounds nut of !l. Mure nflon, inwovor, the anchors lisln-il up weigh rnm iino thmisnud In tw» thousand louinls, and there Is a prctl.v prntlt in ho business evo'i then. IIlH Hti-ango Idiiouililuni'c. A cci iiilu larinci-, \\ IIM U !>y n,/ nu ,HH lotod for hlH rosombliiuco to Apollo, has a sou of seven, who possesses mure wl! th.'in pi'dlg-rw. Ofi'.-day n ts(raiiger cnino to the farm, and, seeing tho Ind, iiMkod: "Sonny, whorc'H your falhcrV" "In tho pig pen," wax (he reply. "In the pig J'ouV Thunkx!" Aud ns thu man movod In the diro?- tl'tu Indicated, (ho boy shouted: "1 s»y! You'll Hittiw him, 'oiiuvo IH^'H got u hat on'."--Til-lllts. T/IO >Utl()MU( filllllo, "Oh, yu»," I understand the game now," oxiHiilmod thu girl on Hie grand Btuud, ueuuilng on hor oucort with u glad nuitle. "Thu man you cull I lie umpire Myn soiUBtuliitf, Then fttblca, It'll very »lmpltf," tailor sleeve, requiring, of course, a still severer sleeve to the bodice beneath. Janiitincss is the chief characteristic of most or the three-piece rigs, consequently some degree of simplicity marks them, nud it is in them Hint the most trying sleeves make their appearance, though uncomfortably tight ones are by no moans an essential feature. Copyright, 1S98. Nearly Jluiiic Um Jury. An action for debt wiis tried In the Wayne Circuit Court last week, and the (cstfmony Was so strongly In favor of the plaintiff that a verdict was expected on the tlrst ballot by the jury. When tho foreman examined the ballots he was astonished to tind one vote In favor of Hit- defendant, lie at once called for another ballot, and that, as well as n third, fourth and llfth, showed the 1 same result. The foreman gave expression to his annoyance at OIK.' man, apparently, holding up a verdict and asked that the dissentient juror should declare his Identity. A man of (,'ermau nationality acknowledged that he was the offender and expressed his determination to vote the same way for ",0011 years rather than agree to what he considered an Injustice. An explanation showed Hull he wished a verdict for the plaintiff, but had confounded that word with the word defendant, owing to his Imperfect knowledge of English. Some one suggested that the jurors should vote for tho fat man or slim mini, and the result was an agreement on the next ballot and u verdict for the plaintiff.—Detroit r'ree I'ress. PURSLI-I) HV BILLOWS OF WHEAT. H'orl<mcn Cli.tssd Oiil of r. Warehouse by a Hood ol drain. S;\ lhiii>«."ud bif-hels uf un.*!ieUcd %\he: i .t got lmi"o nnd went on tl tear. It happened in the warehouse of the f". c. Avers Mcrcniitil" Company at 1 louver. Col. The scones that followed wore something similar In thus;' described by Victor lingo when a can- noti got loose from its fastenings on bunrd ship and rolled and reared from due end of tho gnu dock I" another until the ship was disabled Jiiiil a number of its crow killed. Only nobody was killed by the wheat. Ill tho roar of the Ayers warehouse are four groat bins, built up from the ground lloor and capable of holding twenty-live cnrlnnds of wheat Jit ti lime. They are substantial affairs, and once a grain of vlieut. gets Into them II Is pretty likely to stay there, safe from rats and thieves, until Us owners got ready to shovel It out again. About ,'i o'clock P. M. the company's bookkeeper, sitting In his o/lice jit (ho front of the building, 100 foot or more from the bins, hoard a terrltlo ripping, tearing, splintering sound, as If tlio whole end <if tho wnro!ioii<e was bring lorn mil by a monster band. He- fore he bad time lo jump out of his chair Ibis sound was siicci'edod by .'imilhor. ;i i-imililiiii'. gniiiiblltig, roar- Ing, moving nol.-o. like the coming down of the cataract :.l I.ndore, or the approach of a hurricane. Ho rushed from the little box of an otllco nut Into Hie main lloor of the wnro- hous >. lie paused, gasped fir breath and threw up his hands. AVIi;i( he saw was a giant wave of wheat (lowing towards him. looking at the very heels of a ( laborers who bad boon at work near the bins and who wore now llooing for their lives. The wave llowi'd high, n foam nf wheat snapping from its crest now and then and falling Iu a groat spray on tile head* of the pursued. Afterwards the men rail whisk brooms down their backs to brush the tlckly wheat out. The ocean of whe it moved onward for n score of fool or more and I lion then calmed down as suddenly as ,i' n barrel of oil had lion spread nil Its troubled waves. The bookkeeper yelled lo the laboring men to stop running, pulled his hands down to their accustomed pockets, took a deep breath and whistled. Hy and by the cloud uf dust that had arisen drifted away and the bookkeeper and the laboring men could see what had happened. It didn't take long. One of the stout beams had grown weak from the burden on its back and snapped in two. A hundred other stout, beams had followed suit. There was nothing left fur the Imprisoned wheat to do but to make a rush for n less conduct! resting place. There were 6,000 bushels of it in the bin. and it was no wonder that Its moving caused consternation. After tin! doiseu laboring men had recovered fhoir wits and gone to work ngiiln the little bookkeeper in the front ollico said the damage done would not exceed $50. All that was necessary to do fo save the wheat was to swoop it up oft! the floor and put it In sacks. A BATTLE ROYAL; rtotibly Fntnt I>tiM Hetwccn nti Ante- Infir nnd a ]*lnn. Mld-Afrlcn and oust Africa, clliiia'e exooplod, arc still the sportsman's paradise. Iu Somalllaud and (Jorm-iu Kant Africa arc found tho largest herds of wild antelopes. And horiMicciiried the thrilling tight between an' oryx and a lion which a returned traveler thus describes: "The oryx spietzbock the boors call him—Is a graceful antelope with extremely long, slender, sharp horns. Me Is not much afraid of any of his forest neighbors, for six reasons. Four of these are his legs; two are his burns. "African hunters have often men antelopes grazing In full sight of a lion and making no effort to get away, knowing that their flight would be swifter than the lion's charge. Unless KATAl, TO I10TII. the lion can catch an antelope at the outset lie must seek another dinner. It is a contest of quickness rather than strength. "1 once by rare chance saw n lion In the very net of leaping upon a superb male oryx. The animal was grazing quietly near the edge of the veldt and the lion had crept up unseen. "In the very moment that the lion sprang the oryx saw him. It was to,-) late to run. Bui, like a flash, the oryx turned his nose to the ground and throw his mighty horns forward. "The lion fell fairly upon their sharp nnd slender tips. In a moment the slender body of the oryx was crushed to the ground, but the lion fell with him, the horns of the plucky animal driven clean through the brute's body ns you might skewer a bit of meat. "They died together. When 1 run up I found the. lion bleeding to death, the oryx dead—his nock broken by the fall. I have his head mounted, the horns still reddened from their passage through the huge body of the murderous cat. I have never seen n beast die more bravely." A JIITII I'A VOIIKII Hf.KKVKI.KHK KdllT. and was a series of llunnceH except fo nn overskirl effect til olio side, which was outlined wilh throe rims of heavy black Mil; cord. I lame Fashion this year bus stamped wilh her approval the hall' Iciiulh, ICUM> MIO(||]C nfViir in I'm- (hut was in vogue Homo t\\olve years ago. The nrtini shows its Inter ibi.v I'urm. It fusions double breasted, with one row of buttons, which n re cither wood or pearl, or fur will) wood rim. The very liamUoniest furs are cut in this I'nshion, which is a sensible one, lie- cause in a your or HO It can bo cut close, while Hie tight tilting fur nn hardly hist one-liulf us long. Marten, heal, iiHlrakhan, nnd even krlmnicr HIT Ih:^ ascd, i)iM;x)i long, llnliy furs make u woman look rath- el- bulky. Long cor,t» liJ.c Mull roumhii.'ijr III this ilhiHt ration arc welcomed and consequently will liml in my woiirerH. Thene are iniiile ivilli sJiiriK in one with Hie upper part of the cont nnd cnnifnrlalily wide. Such a garment I'tir-llucd is the nemo of comfort nnd quid elegance, hut whet her lined with fur or not it IH usuul to tiiiUh it with final the collar, perhaps c\lcudiiiu to the wiilxt iu collar nr tippet futihinn, and tu Hot fur at the urists. The ('"lit of llilv kh(U Hiiown w:ii4 uiiuh! of din-k given Hiiiudlh-fuocd cloaking, wn« lined with Mack Hatin liml finished with tippet, culTn mill mutt' of monkey fur. Nearly nil col- IUI-H on winter coatH aru high and NUU;; ubuut the earn, Thu Bleuvt'losH eont in one of those gnt- incuts that ure to lant (lirouwli lulu full. . I U U for tliii dityti wlu'u brink walking Hill of His Knowledge. One of those good-natured persons who are always bent ou Imparting information was humiliated not long since. A man, apparently a yokel, was Heated on a fence, Intently looking at the telegraph wires. A kindly gentleman passing said: "U'lilchlng the wires, eh?" ' "Yes, sir." "Waiting to see a message go by, r The man smiled, and said, "i'es, sir." Then gentleman kindly told him that iiessngos were Invisible, and explained the work of the electric current to him at length. Concluding, he suld: "Now you know something about It?" "Yes, sir." "What do you work at?" "Me and my mate over yonder are old telegraph workers; we're Just now putting up Koine now wire In thcso pans," Saturday F.voulng Post. Tho Verdict of an Kipcrt. The oouiiniindlng nlllis'i- of a corps was milch troubled nhnitt the porsl.s- teiit untidiness of one of his men. Ito- prlnianil and iiunlshmonl wore unavailing. The man was lucorrlgble, and remained as dirty as over. A brilliant idea struck tho cnlonc). "Why not march him up and down the whole Hue, and shame him Into do- coney V" 11 was dnno. The untidy warrior, \vho Inilliil frnm the l-'iiier.'ihl I.-)lc, WJIH nrdored tn exhibit himself and march up ami down tho entire regiment, nnd tho men wc.v told In hii\i> a good look at him. The unabashed ]'a| halted, Kulnlcil Iho I'oloni'l, and Maid, In the hearing of Ihe whole corps, with tho utmost sangfrnjd: "This Is the dhli-ticst Hglmouit I Ivor limpocU'd In IIKI lolfo, sorr!" .Saturday KviMilug I'imt. There are ICiigllsh mines now biting worked at n doplh of over ".,000 foot, the coal lying In hnrl/.nlitiil veins from Hvii In three fei-l thick, where ilie work inii>)t be done at a temperature exceeding J(K) dogrooM Fahroiiholl, A mun'H Idea of chivalry U to protect u \voinaii iigalimt every uiau ox- DOE Mail-Carriers. A schooner-load of Labrador and Es- quimau dogs for th<; Dominion gov- ninl wore shipped by the Canadian Paclllc Hallway to the Paclllc Const, Truin where they wore taken to the Klondike. There they are to be employed In the winter carriage of mails. They ure all well-trained animals weighing each from eighty to 100 pounds and valued at $20 to $40 apiece. They wore collected at many points on the north shore of the gulf, and number MO In all. They lire quilt! easily managed by those used to them, but ferocious when aroused. One team of six dogs which is included in Hie lot. sot upon Its late owner, u trader of the coast, and killed him. They «ro being filled out with harness and coniiuctlquos, or Esqui- mau sledges, which they often drmv over the sunw for (Ifty or sixty miles a day. Sometimes throe, sometimes live, pairs of dogs are attached to the com- mctlquc, besides the guide.—.New Ynrl; 1'nsl. BEAUTIFUL AND ACCOMPLISHED Lady Helen Vincent, the Brilliant Wife of an Knyllalt JJipIomut. Whenever his diplomatic duties permit a visit to London, Sir Edgar Vincent Is always accompanied by his lovely wife, who during her stay in the British capital Is always .voted one of the reigning beauties. In former years she and her three sisters were conceded to be the four most beautiful sisters In the United Kingdom. Their father wa-i the Earl of Favcrsham. All four were as lovely of character as they were f allot face. The eldest, Lady Hermlnne Dtincotnbo, who married the Duke of Lewlslon, died n few years ago. The second, Lady Cynthia, Is the wife of Sir Richard Graham. Lady Vincent is the third and Lady Ulrica is the young- A Famous Battle. A traveler in Kngliind asked a certain waiter if he could direct him In Hie Held whore the groat Tewksbury battle wan fought. "Certainly, sir," said tho waller, "and as business is slack 1 will show you myself." An they crossed the bridge the visitor expressed his .surprise nnd pleasure tu find Ills oompaninn su familiar with such a battle, "for," said he, "the battle was fought four hundred years ago." "Four hundred years ago, sir!" said the waller, "Bless you, nnl I don't believe It's ton." "1 think you'll (hid I'm right," said tho (traveler. "I reckon I ought to know, for I was there," was the reply. "You woiv there"' "Ve», Kir, I were! There's only one battle of Tewksliury as over I hoard ou, and that's the grout fight between Coiik.v ,11111 nnd 1'orky I'cte.'" Detroit Free Press. Me Wai Polite. II was n sample of lunate politeness that tickled a crowded street cur load of pasougcrh. lie was a big. good- imlurod smi of Krln going frnm hit, (lav's work nnd standing near the doorway In Hie crowded our. She elbowed her way In Jil the Slate street crossing, ivsplcndnnl Iu her own bonul.v nnd her fall tailor -made suit. The men whn had seats wore Industriously protending in road I ho paper and slio was beside the big workman when she ran her lightly -gloved little hand ihrMit'li a strap. "It's sorry 1 tun. mum, Hint I her tin sali' as 1 can git up and give yeas, but all the Imply niios wore look whin I got nhoni'd." She blushlngly assured him that she was Just ns much obliged nud Ihcn Mulled nl him when three men suddenly discovered her presence ami In- sislod mi her hi.* vfiig :i S-M!, Jietrolt Free Press. A GOOD MEMORY. Witness Caused «ir.ver» to Rua up and down th: Lawyer'* llnck. "It Ivn't often," said the well known tiltorno.v, us he smiled (o himself. "111".! :i witness gets tho best of a Inwvir. Hut I remember one Hint got the'best of iu n way Hint i uncoil the shivers to run up nnd down my back. "A gnod many years ngn 1 was retained upon a Hue fence suit between two old farmers. It had been in Uie courts for ton years, and bid fair to lie there for ten more unless the parlies became bankrupt Iu the meanwhile. "If wns my first appearance Iu I he matter. I bavins taken the place of one of the lawyers who dh'd. "I was very, very young, In fact, It was my llrsl case, nnd 1 fi'lt my importance more Hum 1 do now after thirty yours of hard grind. "Among the witnesses was ail old farmer (hat I know personally, having boon burn and brought up iu Hie same neighborhood. "lie was put on Hie ctnud to swear lo some facts that Imppt'tii'd ten years bjick, u nd when he was turned nvcr In me for cross examination 1 pro- cci ih d to tost tho value of his memory dating fn fur back. "'Ho you menu to Kn.v,' 1 began sternly, 'that you can remember n more Incident, that happened tort years ago';' " -Vcs, sir.' he answered. " 'Then, perhaps,' said 1, sarcastically, 'you con remember something else that, happened upon that purlli-u- lur dayV " 'Yes I kin," ho pur In eagerly, 'Jos' ailer I saw Farmer Dmui drive that cow of hls'u -into liU back pasture I \\\vt, goln' through my upp'e orchard when 1 s:iw ye an' two other kids stealing apples. When ye s iw me coinin' ye tried to git away; Hie other kids did. but 1 cotchcd ye when ye kim u-slidlu' down tlio trunk of the tree--' "Like n flash my memory wont back leu years to n very painful experience, and I tried to Htop him, but'he went on. " 'An I look ye across my lap an' gave ye tho all tircdlst spnnkln' that ye over had,' lie concluded. "I didn't question his memory any further." It Is a Mistake. To conclude that me smallest room iu tho house Is large enough lo sleep In. To sleep exposed to a draught at any season. To Imagine that whatever remcdr causes one to feel Immediately better, ns alcoholic stimulants, for example, is good for the system without regard to the after affects. To eat us if you had only a minute in which to finish your meal, or to eat without an appetite, or to continue after it has been sr.tistiod to gratify tl»e taste. * To give unnecessary time to a certain established rule of housekeeping when it could be much more profitably spent In rest and recreation. To lake off heavy underclothing because you have become overheated. To think that the more n person cats the healthier and stronger he will become. To believe that children can do <is much work as grown people, and that thu more they study the more they learn. To go to bed late nt night and rise nt daybreak and imagine -that every hour taken from sleep Is an hour gained. Tn imagine that If a little work or exercise is good, violent or prolonged exorcise Is bettor.—Weekly Banquet. I.ADY UKI.K.N V1XCSNT. est. The last named Is yet single. She devotes herself largely to her studies at GIrton College. Lady Vincent Js the only blonde of the family. When just out of school nine years ago she married .Sir Edgar, who has nearly ever fduce been stationed at Constantinople or Vienna. In each of these places Lady Vincent filled n leading position In society, not only because of her wealth, beauty and high social standing, but because of her wit am 1 , culture. She speaks and writes five languages besides her own, one of them being Turkish, Hint terror to linguists. Next to pride In her husband's successful career perhaps Lady Vincent takes most satisfaction In remembering that she IN a descendant of Richard Hrlns- ley Sheridan, the brilliant Irish wit and playwright. The Vincents have one of the finest country places In Rn- glund, Eshcr place. cojit Uiwuelf. Laconic Reply, Admiral Hewoy hiix hiioly Itocii much tinnoycd by people claiming lo bo acquainted with him. Itccoiilly a slningor walked up to him, extended hi* hand, and cxclalincil: "Admiral, I bet you don't remember me." .\<|. mlrni Hewoy, r ..... ignlislug in him om , of those bores, answered laconically, "You've won vnur bet," ami walked olf, All Kngllhh physician relates Hint of f>UO dogs to whom he administered chloroform only one died, and that WIIH "mi jigdj fat pu jr." Corean Woman Nut Named. In her childhood the Corean woman receives a nickname by which she Is known In the family and by her dear friends, but which, when she arrives at maturity, Is employed only by her parents. To all other persons she Is "Hie sister" or "the daughter" of such and mich a one. After her marriage her name Is burled- she Is absolutely nameless; her own juircnls refer to her by mentioning tho district Into which she has married. Should her marriage be blessed with children she Is "the mother" of So-and-so. If H happens that a woman has to appear In a law court the Judge gives her a special name for UKO while the case lasts In order to save time and to simplify matters. A I'urntllsn 1'nr Women. In tin. 1 Dialler of woman's rights Abyssliilu Is far ahead of Europe. According to nil authority, the house and all U* contents belong to her, and If the husband offends her she not only can, but does, turn him out of doors (III he Is duly repentant and makes amends by the gift of a oow or the 1m If of a camel -Ihat Is to suy, half tho value of a camel. On the other 1111110, It Is the privilege and duly of HID wife to alamo her husband, and she (tan divorce herself from him at pleasure, whcreaa the husband must ehow reasons to Justify such an act MI his part. Hallway In < hlim. The Chinese railway from Hhuugbiil to WUHUiig in nearly completed. About twenty years HKO Ilio government bought (Ills road, engaged Keveral thousand coolies to tear up tho rail* and Klvepei'N, put thorn ou u ship, and dumped them In n desolate xpol ou tho coast of FormoHii. An Englishwoman's lad. The daughter of an Kngllsh country gentleman prides herself nil possessing tho largest and most comprehensive collection of luggage and hotel labels Iu existence. In the albums in which these specimens arc pasted can by found labels from all quarters of the globe. San Francisco hotels are represented by fully half a dozen examples. There ace no fewer than JliiJ from mil- ways and hotels of the Indian limplro, Canada, Samoa, New Zealand, China, Japan, Cairo, Unjisin, Asiatic Turkey; all have their sections allotted to them, the European specimens, obtained while traveling, from friends, or by loiter application, numbering some thousands. Another Kngllsh woman's pet hobby In a marvelous collection of nil sorts and si/.es of buttons. Many arc veritable works of art. The moat valuable, or rather the rarest, are two olliciii) buttons, which iu real- ity.are decorations, and buttons from the giirmeuls known to have been worn by -Marat, Kohosplerre, Charles Dickons, Walter Scott, Washington, Xolson, Hyrou, liefoo, George U., George III., Napoleon, Wellington, Bismarck, Irvine, Garlleld and numerous other celebrities of both sexes. Tho collection numbers some 20,000 specimens, ranging from the commonest bone buttons to enamel ones set In gems valued at as much as $1,700.-Chicago Times-Herald. The lOB.oentiiil Force.—Belief in tho- essential force of nl! religions—Jiov. W. 1). Williams, Episcopalian, New Sork. Clt.v. Leadership.—The essential fnctof of human development Is tho leadership. of greflt men.- -Hov. L. 19. Learned,. Episcopalian, New York City. Treasures.—Treasures laid up |m heaven while here on earth should tvliu our hearts to lietivnn,—Itcv, Mr. Tnylor,. Presbyterian, Han Bernardino, Cal. Puraoimllt.)'.—Personality l» the persuasive element lo which all else Is subservient and secondary.—llev. S. p.. Cadtnaii, Congregutlonallst, Now York. Oily. lU'Uglon.—If the Invitation of religion to-day excludes aught that Is lovable and loving the Invitation will bo rejected In the name of religion, -Rev. J. L. Jones, I'nlliirl.'iti, Chicago, 111. Evolution. -All we eat, all we drlnlc and all we wear has been evolved from, the life of primitive man lo its present, perfected state to-day.—Dr. Astor, Rp(r- lluiilisl, iSiiu Heriiardino, Oil. Hlght or Wrong."-There can be no compromise for (lie Christian. An act is either right or wrong. It is either Christian or un-Chrlstlnn.—Uev. ,1. H. N(cs, ICplscop/ilinn, Now York City. God's Gifts.—The goodness of God ought also to prevent the Inking of hls> name In vain. It Is n commonplace that all good things conic to us from, God.--llev. A. E. Myers, Cb!l<>glate, Now York. Tho American Conscience. — Tho- American people had consciences, which forced ua to stand against oppression, despotism nnd starvation.— Uev. Lyninii Abbott, Cotigregationalist, Brooklyn. N. Y. The Gospel's Effect.—The Gospel Iu Its effect upon men Is reconstructive. And thl.-i process of reconstruction lathe gift of vitalizing energy.—Hov. Mr. Kollius, Congregationalism San Bernardino, Ciil. Honesty.—Men differ about many things, but they are united In thitlresti- mate of honesty. They believe that strict honesty ought to be the basis of business.—Uev. A. C. Dlxon, Baptist,. Brooklyn, N. Y. Acceptation.—Man Is saved, jiot by wna<t he renounces, but what he accepts. Accept truth—there shall be uo error. Accept light, nud there Is no darkness.—licv. Dr. Bristol, Methoalst, Washington, D. C. Walking with dod.—"Walking, will* God" suggests an association with him In the dully round of life, forming and pursuing one's motives and Ideals In, his sight.—Rev. Lester Bradner Jr., Episcopalian, New York City. Laws of Man.—The laws of man and God are strengthened by that dramatic art ojilled.uniting with the church and swearing fidelity to conscience and the highest Christian law.—Rev. N. D. Hlllls, Independent, Chicago, III. Au Infinite Force.—In the selfishness- and self-seeking of this present age I see an Infinite force diverted to wrong ends, perverted to the making of money and posltJon.—Rev. F. C. Harding, Con- Igregatlonalist, New York City. Thu Rock of Ages.—Every object in inature speaks of Christ, his character, life and work. He is the Rock of. Ages,, the foundation of our hope, the corner stone of the church, —Dr. McElvecn, CongregiUlonallst, Brooklyn. N. V. A Powerful Book.—There Is a boolc .which has a power possessed by no other book, to make men wise, for the llfo which now Is and the life which in to come. That book is the Bible,—Rev. R. A. Torrey, Presbyterian, Chicago. Preaching.—The luofTectlveuoss of preaching Is not altogether the fault of ministers. You complain of sermons dry and service dull. Did you ever think that there could be hueh a thing as a dry hearer?—Rev. J. C. Adams, UnJversalist, Brooklyn, N. Y". The Route to Dawson. To reach Huwsou by way of St. Ml- chtiel you Journey up the wonderful Yukon f«r eighteen hundred miles, nnd nil but fifty of them an? In Alaska. Through plains ou wnlcb the skies rest us an unbroken clivio, up broad valleys, amidst low mountains, thu traveler glides; and over nil broods silence. And such silence! Gold huntins; worn* a nrciaiuitlmi tit the majesty u gives to thut vast snlludcs. Here and there a tributary stream rolls Us crystal waters Into the lawny tlond, suggesting remoter silent lands. Now a.iil then n few Indians huddling by Hie shore, or a while axmiiii Kiumlino compnnlouloss; at rare Intervals a minors' village; hut all nluiul, primeval savagoness ami a House of swooping Inncllncbs. One caniint cut .'icrusi the great monotony of wlldliesV without fooling that an Infinite deal remains iinlciinicd UN I" Hie mineral resources nl' .MaxUa. - -Chicago Record. The Bravo Jester; Ixird Malmesbury used to relate ni good story told him by one of Napoleon's officers— an Incident of the Peninsular campaign. The French officer was recomioitor- Ing with three or four troopers when tney came suddenly upon a young Ku- gllsh officer similarly occupied, mounted on a superb thoroughbred horse. Summoned by the French colonel to surrender, ho quietly cantered away with a mocking smile on his face. The Frenchman, who rode a Ijeavy horse, pursued at full gallop. The Un- fe'llsbman allowed him to get ijuJto close. Then kissing his hand, and, leaving him behind, he shouted, point- Ing to his horse, "A Norman horse, sir." Again the Frenchman pwsued, threatening to shoot his enemy If he flld not surrender. He went iso far as to point a pistol at him, but the weapon missed tire. With a roar of laughter, the young Englishman shouted again, "Made nt Versailles, sir," nnd giving tho thoroughbred his head, was soon out of sight. It WIIH most amusing to hear the old colonel tell this story nnd describe hln rage, adding, hon'orcw, that he hud always felt glad thut he had not shot "the brave joker."— *£outh'B Companion. of :LV Made by U wus iu a London pollco court recently that eight or nine nhlUlog» a do/ can be made by begging. Utiriaun View ol Wonun The defiant appearance of HOIIIO (he "l;idlcK" on (he pla(f«/m of the H.)- eial lU'inoiTniic Cougresd riinm,'! but have a repelling effect on every ponton of Hue fooling. When one hears them oni! thinks Involuntarily of HIOKO women who Cam Into hyenas, and one's flesh creeps. Tho Social Uemoeruis themsolvcH Koem in have had enough <if womon'n dill cliiil, for (ho following words of u delegate from linden mot with lively applaune: "If women wish to take part In debates, good; but they luiiHt then give up their prerogatives us women, /i ml not dojiinnil Unit me/i nhow thorn more polltcme»K than they do when criticising a xpeukcr of their own BOX,"— Die font (Borllu). Itrlblng The recent autobiography of the Into llev. Charles II. Spurgoon contains tin account of what may be lonuod nu early business venture, and Its luttu- enee on his character. Spurgooii was* brought up on Walts' hymns; but not iillogelher willingly. Ills grandmother coaxed him with money lo learn them. At fir*! she gave him n penny, but when Bho saw how easily It was earned, tho old lady reduced the jirlxo to a, liulf- peuuy and then to a farthing. There i» no tolling how low UK; amount per hymn might have fallen, but just at In'.* time Uls grandfather made n discovery which seemed more do«lrn,ble to Hpurgeon. IIo discovered thut, hl» houuo wus overrun with rats, and offered his grandson a shilling a (logon, for all ho could kill. Tho occupation of rat-kllllug gtivu htm more money than learning hymtis, "But," Mr. Spur- goon characteristically says, "I know which employment has boon tin) woro permanently profitable to mo," 'J'li<» World'* Ulifttoct ToH-fi. ' • Iu London each day 400 children uro born, sixty enter school for tlio first time, uoo begin their apprenticeship, 150 pt'1'Honn outer married llfo, and -OO porxonu die. For every mlnUike of your own that you, yon make u dozen that you aro novKi- award of. U a girl iia« them, she put« on liw fun tho next day a(t*r »U* •Hill WftUtfc _ . .._

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