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HtlfftOAY EVENING FFLEGRAPH ALTON, tlie pin pnrnse, "lies mio n bulliitln," sed td lie-s like n ilong- "fenilf dispatc KplRoopnl Church thnt recent viotuty wn* wou by the men bo- hJnS the cations. A man must have a irront deal of us Mntnej* who will mk» cmt 11 $a, poHey on liU life. • i .:•;- t : . .-; . ': " -.-•; - . Oii« way Cuba wfll start debt five, A Ihe snmo time It doubtless won't for get. It owes ever.vlhlng to (Ills conntrj Nowtlmt Ihe .Siilvatlun Army Is to throw aside t;a> Mg drum, Hie fac that armies chanm* base, has n good II lw*tratloii. fiy crooked practice*, tiy cunning fraud f>r cruel crowding? This Is another nnd tnori' serious mailer. Homo men become rich liy cntcrpi iscs which In- ILLINOIS ' crease "10 common wealth, nnd by ere- I fifhij.' industrial opportunities for ofh- • ...'.'.." | crs, confer vast bcnollls upon mankind. Home ff'i rich by inipovorlshim.' llieli 1 follows, nnd m.'iklMK II harder fur thousands to win honest brend. Docs not the same. In a decree, hold (rue of our smaller possessions? The question of honest or dishoncsl p-ttimz I? 1 !>ehli)fl the ]Kior tmiM'« ilolhir us well .'is bad; "f HIP rich in:iii'« thousands. The ehar- nlor of men en n not be meiisnrod by (heir success fir fnllnre In mnnoy-mnk- ]<>K' Nevertheless, Ihen l.i n srnllfy- Inc nnd hoiiefnl outlook. It Is found In HIP fncl tlinl only n small pei-centn^o of our po|uil.'itlon acquire large wer.ltli. Millions who hoRlii with little or nothing /ire living in comfortable ri>m;i"t- eiife nn (lie menus (.-allied with credit to themselves, nnd wllhotii Injury lo other!'. NAPOLEON'S ORIGINAL PLAN TO INVADB ENOI.AND. A Buffalo man h:is been arres'od foi fwnting his Klsit'r, bn; he probably wJI. Ret off. because he ,'nv.sts that lie nils look her for his wife. Suppose Howard 'iould did pay $.",- OOO.IXX) fur « wife? Thai dot-sift break live record. Hlehard III. offered his kingdom onw fur :i horse. The Empress sometimes has n selected Hri^'lit's a<ly of which the I'owiigcr of China lirlcht Idea. She him disease MS the. inal Knipcrur Is to die. Kipling's latest poem about the "boar" inny refer to th • t.'xar. but yon cnn't inalie the average wife believe that It doe.sn't refer lo n married num. "Keep out of politics." says a judge to young lawyers, "until a competency lias been secured." Tun many lawyers without nny coiiipelcin-y jin- engaged in politics. A Gotham contemporary says that "Keformcr Charlotte Smith Is after the lMcbelo!'» now." Why not brllx; one or them to stop and thus end thu whole struggle '! •WC. r_— -.——-The riiniort'd as.saK^lnation of Prysl- dcflt raiirc wns a cjuuml. I'anro hns no intention of trying to rival the Emperor of yit'-U!' lu Ills great dlsnippenr- ance That Biislcrn writer who snys "Queen WlUiclinlun, Queen Victoria and the Dowagtr Empress of China are tli« only •women rulers lu the world" talks llku an unuinrrlwl nun). A scientist claims that "the chicken Misted practically In Itn prevent form .at'the time of the flood." There IP nothing In that discovery which will siurprise the average boarder. 'Down In Texas the other day a girl ate the heads tif 212 parlor matches In ari attempt to commit BtiUrUle bt-oause ot too mnch friction In n pnrlor match she has beeu working upou all slimmer I-'roin I he recent n'port of Consul Hedloe, Ktntloned nt Caiilon. ('hlnsi. to the department of stale Rome Inleresf- Itig fuels are learned lH>iirlng on the future of American irade with China. The crowdlntr out of American kern, sene by Unsslaii and .lavanese oils was made the subject of a former report by (lie consul, tln> chief advantage' Hie latter have bcinir In ihc mailer of freight, though such Is the superiority of American petroleum that Itnssliin nnd .lav- ine,se oil" iire !'rci|Hcnlly put up In [lacKagcs similarly labeled. ThlH later practice seems I/) be growing, and ierman and Japnm-so goods ;iro often mimed oiT for the superior American irtlcle. Coii'inl Hcdloc nlso points out hat the territorial concessions In China ditalned by Kussla have already begun to Inlliience trade, mid the polished text of the alleged agreement etweeii the Hnsslaii and Chim-se gov- •nimenis show, that the latter has igreed to charge one-third less Import my on .'ill Itnssl/in good* entering •hina through to .Manchuria than on :oods Imported from other countries, n addition, nil Itusslan goods are to be harged less transit dues than (hose of Ilicr countries, the two concessloiiR IrUtally gl\liig IliUKsIa a preferential raile relation with China, tjiat will eji- lile !t to defy all competitors, espe- lally after the completion of t| ic groat ibcrlan railway. Aside froni pciro .'iim HIP other articles of American I'adc. likely to unffer most, nt in-esoiit re Hour, pleru goods, machinery, etc. American tradesmen also, according to Consul lleneral Goodnow at sTiiingnai, do not seem lo nmlerrttnnd the Import- ••incf of certain, mailers In relation to Chinese trade. The two chlo.f obstacles the consul general notes are the not tilling orders exactly, under the orrone- OUR Impression that anything will do for tlio Chinese, and secondly the lack of arrangements for siwedy sottlement of all claims for damages through breakage, etc.—n matter In whloh American tradesmen are at n disadvantage as compared with the Kngltoh or the Germans. XAI'OI.ICON'S A (:crm:in historian now ronics forward with lh» rciiinrkiililo Rtntcniont, thut lie linn r!i*T'.'Vcred NJIJIOICOD'H oriKinnl iilaiiH for the iTn'iislcii of KtiKlnnd in the ycnr 171'H. Just IIH) yours n«o Nn|iulenn deciih-il to tow .in urniy o\er to Kiighmd nn (rrent H.iHlini; f<irt.». with large Innlies of troops lined lip in I/nttli- order. Tliey were then to fiirlit tlii-lr way nshore nnd Intel on the coast without resort to lighters. The troops were to inarch nulmrp in the order of their regiments, prereiU'd ami bnckcil up h.v flrllllnry. This, (lie (Jerninn historinn nays, it-niapnrte hoped to .accomplish In thp mtinincr senson, when the wnter was calm nnd (lip attending elrctlm- ^Innces fiivorfd h.v wind nnd wentlipr. It will he rrnifiiihered thnt Napoleon hns often declared Hint he would have heen ns great nn iiilinirnl us he was n general will) half a chance. "Hut," IIP nildeil, "the l-'rench are .iselen.i us siiilors. They ore too fussy, too e.\c!t«li!e. At sen one needs a culm mind, quiet fortitude nnd energy." Ilonapnrte's ferries were built In KreHt. Cherlionrg nnd Uoidogne, hut when Napoleon inspected them In the spring of 17DS his fiiitli la the iicH'-fiiftgled monsters w.nered. lie nhnndoiieil the proposed invasion of Knghunl nnd instead ntartp<l on the tx- petition to Kg.vpt, from where he hoped to he able to rule the Mediterranean. QUEEN AGAINST HER WILL. A Traiftc Konmnrc of tlic Boutb Hcu Inlnndn, The schooner Ocean Hpray, dipt, l.utlrell comtmindlng. recently arrived at San Francisco from nn extended trading cruise In the Southern I'aeillc. The Captain bore (he news of (lie dentil of (he Queen of the Mumi Islands. A stranger story never was told. According lo a special dispatch from San Francisco lo the New York Herald, many years ago William Young, nn English sailor on a little trading schooner (hat had sailed from an Australian port, was shipwrecked and cast nsiioro on one of the Muna Islands. T.ong si niggling had swept away nearly all his clothing, but he managed lo to a. piece of limber until with H The Kansas City Journal gays It Is ni error to suppose tlint all angels arc Wobflc 'girls about 10 years old, am' '"Angels arc made of fat lltUi (spoilt, i! iye;tr.o old, dressed lu pnle-^lpc wlags-" Thisre are others. A Western contemporary has an edi iorlal word :palnter who gives us a delightful picture of the "great Amerl can eagle clucking and a million mon t>f Her progeny Creeping under her pro •twrtlng wings." That fellow evident!} Imaglnea that the great American bin of freedom Is an old lieu, A uniform divorce law allowing ill•vor^e only on good and Hufllclenl gfrounds would not only have n tendency to reduce the number. of silly marriage*, but would nlso minimize: •ttie scandal now only too fi'<H|tic'i)t III •connection with Western djvijrcea, ffl •borl, nil Auierienp men nud "women •hopld be ou tue sam,o footlug as re« gie qaj sU e Ki'eat fenson {<Tbo not only wltij, but to be proud of, tlie e have wlti Which the United States lum nt totned In the commercial world. \Vc wre not yet, it is true, quite nt^the top «f the tree, Groat Britain being a cou- •Iderable way alieud, but qt the pace *t which we are advancing, In comparl- «on with Great Britain and the otjier UK nations, It Is only u question of another twenty or thirty years when we •ball lead the world In foreign trade us We now lead It lu Internal trade. The suggestion has beeu made to the I'o»U)fl)ce Department that the device tr> be placed upon the two-cent postage •tamp be the national thin Instead of toe portrait of Washington. The do- partuieut replied to the author of the •uggestlon that It will be carefully cou- •hlervd. Bomethlng Is to be said on both aides of the proposition, but It may lie remarked that a postage stamp flag would certainly be better than the caricature of the Hag Impressed by the Oefttdiig stamp used In many post- offices, Every calling brings Us own responsibility, and the fact that faithful men do their full duty lu an emergency as a nutter of buHlnuss, nmkes their act Ion Oono the lass heroic. Professor Na.sxc, m well-known Itcrlln scientist, with n friend and two guides, nil roped together, WM crosBliij; a suow-brldgc In Um Alp* a few weeks ngo, when the pit>- fteMorand one guide fell Into u crevasse JUUt huuff there half an hour. To ro- Uove the Intolerable strain, the leading (Ulde cut thu rope above him and disappeared Into the depths. The otherfi W«re then able to pull Nansc up, but •be wag dead. The uuidc who so wlll- offered his own life was afti^r- found unhurt. "I had to try to MT« hlu>," be buhl, (simply; "that Is 4111," Tlierc- U Bomuthlng more— a loy- *lty toduty; and U is that which makes Kte worth living. "Eighty per cent, of ihu inuu In the Calted Ntaten now worth one huudrud dollars and more have rtixm the lalxidug cIa«Ke»." Thli float- KUteuieut can hardly be verified eXMt fltfiiri'B, yet It In likely to be «Utte within thu bound* of truth. Auk 4|w (tot ten rich m-.-u you meet bow dollars they had at 21, or when pushed out Into tb« world; P«vb- elfht of the tcu will reply tb*t «re empty-handed, and d«p*ixj- 4Bt an their own eiortlons. Pvrhap* Hlm/f w«r« offlc* boy*, chore boy*, nowv or the like; the foundtttloo* of ' fortune* were laid In ntnttfl e*rn- tm * 11 wvlngi, Bmall ^pemjlmit. modo*t, they might a4d that upwtrd by making them- ca»«* ladUpon*. tb»lr employer*; and that by tUo confldance ol oth»r* thoy * cnnfldanca in tUetuwlvoH. out pwwnul forco oxer- Intol "« onco - A COUNTESS' NOBLE WORK. Her Grace of ScliimriielttiuDn !• lie re to Preach to Sullora. About the time the war between tho United States ami Spalu had ended u little craft bearing a message of peace, mud captained by a IHOe lady ot Europe, arived lu this country. The vessel was the mission ship Uucii, and her captain was Adeline, Countess Hchlm- melmami, daughter of ouo of the proudest peers of Denmark and favorite of the lOmpress of tidrmnny, grandmother of the present Emperor William 11. Tho Countess came to preach the gospel to American sailors. To American sinners her grace would probably say, but primarily her efforts are directed toward tlie conversion of the sea-faring man. Her little 80-foot boat, with Old Cilory floating In the breeze at the masthead, Is manned by u picked crew and a sUifC of servants. SJnce her nri'lyuj bj this country the fiounloss has bep'o sailing tjje lakes and passing up and ^owy the canals, Ambling niecfc, lugs ,011 her boat, In balls where possible, sleeping aboard her little craft MAHOAnET OP MUHA. f'OtlNTKSS BC1IIMUKI.MA\N. with her staff of women helper* and servants. She Invites seamen of all nationalities to come and hear the gospel preached In their native tongue, for the Countess Is an accomplished linguist and can adapt her exhortation to the understanding of K|.\ different nation alltlcH. She has accomplished a. great deal this summer among the hardy sailors of the lakes. Karly next spring she hopes to visit the northern shores of Lake Superior In search of reliable Information about (he advantages for Intended settlers In north Canada, for she thinks It an excellent thing for the overcrowded parts of north Clermiiny to wend good farmer* over. In appear/met) Die Countess Is a sweet nud winsome woman, gentle and attractive In her work, and possessed with but one thought- how best to further her chosen mUslon. lutpurltie* About the Home. The cureless dls|HiBjil of tho slops nnd debris about the home Is one of the most ruinous practices in vogue by the farmer and his family. Impurities about the home bring disease by tilling tbe air with mlcrolHui or dlKeu.se germs. All Impurities should I HI emptied In a keg or u barrel that doesn't leak, ami whoulod awuy and jKimvd ou the gn<«.i, nnd not In the vume place uvk-o. Thu Barrel or keg should be cjeamied week y with carbolic acid iinit llnie. Clenn- Incss Is next to (rodlluoiu. It Is next to neuHhftllmwi, too. The promised about tho house cannot be kept too clean and free of slo]i*, etc. Vermin .irood dlseaae* very rapidly and with awful effect. Keep the homo and all ho appurtenance* thereof clean and >ur«, and kaep clean yournelf.—1'rao- lee.1 Farmer, A Vt rj Old Pear Tro«. There I* In Mt. Auburn Omotery, near the city of Cambridge, a very old pear tree that Is believed to have stood more than 200 years. Its trunk ls nine 'oat In circumference near tho ground, but DM for years been hollow, and to protect U from storms a great muss of •omen! has boon put In tho hollow to ;lvo It weight. The tree continues hrlfty, and each year produces n crop of pear*. Lut year's crop was a light one. This year's U much better. Th9 {poor are always with us and •onto wealthy pcoulu ore m-otij clone. he was thrown up on shore In safety. It was night when he landed on the Vieach and realized that he was safe. Then he swooned away. The nest thing ho knew he wns on a comfortable cot In a native's cabin, and around him were a number of dusky barbarians who, unaccustomed to seeing a man having a white skin, had taken him for a god and were entertaining him ns best they could. lu a few days he began to recover sufficiently to appreciate the j situation, and It Is needless to sny thnt I ho enjoyed It. Favors of every descrlp- I tion were bestowed upon him. Uy the ' decrco of tho King a palace wns appointed for his habitation, and here he continued to receive the attention of the great chiefs of the Islands. In a I short' time he learned the native language ami invented many contrivances to gnlti and retain the homage of tlm people. He soon became u favorite on the Islands nud In time became strongly attached to n young sister of the King. Then followed the marriage of the god and the princv'ss. The union was a happy cue, and lu the course of time a daughter was born nnd she wns named Margaret, She WHS a beautiful ulllld, ana naturally was the idol of \iur father, ife^iutgb} Her tg rend and write English, and when she had attained years of understanding he sent her to a cpnvcnt school at Samoa, Margaret pursued her studies In the convent about four years, nnd during that time she fell In love with n handsome young Samoa n, who, at the completion o£ her course, begged for an Immediate marriage. The young lady was agreeable to the marriage, but asked tbe privilege of returning to her father at her old homo before the ceremony should take place. The next trad- Ing vessel that sailed from Samoa carried her to her old home. 8ho had only Ixjcn there a few weeks when the King was taken suddenly 111 and shortly afterwards died. When the grief of the nation had subsided the wise men and councillors boiiim to look around for a successor. There were several sons and daughters of the deceased monarch living, but according to a peculiar custom of the people the eldest nephew or niece of the late ruler succeeded to tho throne. .Margaret was the regular and li-gitlmnto successor according to tills rule. She was well aware of this, and at the first report of the King's Illness had made au effort lo get away from the Is'.ands, but there was no vessel by which she could es cape. She had promised her young Sa moan chief that In six months mho would return and become his wife. Now her prospects wen! blighted, fcilie was a prisoner, although an heir to a crown. Although a iiueeii, she knew her life would bo n living death. Tbe constitution of the islands consisted In a code of unwritten laws, one of UK; most stringent of which was that the Queen could never marry, or oven look upon the face of n man. Tho jmlace was so constructed that one could not see Ix'.voiid IIK walls from within, and the royal attendants wore all maidens. Kvery day the wise men and council- lore sought the advice of their sovereign on bended knees with their foreheads upon the ground and a partition shutting off the view of royally. The rules governing sovereigns were Inexorable. Nothing, even death ItBolf, could chitnge a law. It wns to such a life ns Oils the beautiful young Margaret was doomed. When (the was sought to take her place as the novor- plgn of tho people she protested and declined the ofllce. Hut there was no getting rid of the resjKWslhlllty. Hhe wag Queen by right, and she must be Queen lu fact. They brought her against her will Into the palace, the Inaugural ceremonies were perforated, aud she WHS Initiated into the »ecJutdon of a palace thut In reality was a prison. Although the flret lady of thu ruulm, she did not enjoy the privileges or freedom ot the meanest slave. It was about three years ago that she became Queen, a,ud since that time one can only fancy tbe llfo of sorrow she. must have lived. Only onco was she outside the palace walls In those throe years, and that was to attund tho funeral ot her father. A taunboo box was made in whirl: she wot) carried to HID graveside. Tho iridos of tbe cagu were thickly thatched with palm loaves, preventing her from teeing any thing that was going on out- side. Near the top of the bamboo structure were ventilation openings, but these were so screened that she could not Kce out. At the grave she could hear (In; clods falling upon the ootlli lid, bul. could see nothing. She could hear I In; moans and walls of the mourners, lint received no real sympathy. When the grave was closed In she was carried buck to her prison and her life of hopeless loneliness. That was about a year ago. Some weeks ago the Ocean Spray wns driven on( of her course and stranded on the .shores of Muna Island. The natives H warmed around and welcomed the whites. They told the captain of the. Illness of their Queen, and he, knowing (something of the circumstances, secured permission for his wife to sec the'Queen. From ills wife's report he concluded that the unfortunate, royal prisoner was merely suffering from a cold. Ho prepared some medicine' for her from his chest and gave It to (he chiefs, saying that It was only a. cold, and If they followed his directions ami gave the medicine she would be all right. They accepted the medicine with n great show of gratitude, went away, called n council of chiefs, nnd after long nnd careful deliberation decided that it would be dangerous lo give her the white man's medicine. If she had n cold the proper remedy was tin application of heat. The priests built u number of fires oti the beach. The Queen wns carried out in the bamboo cage, and amid the loud walls of the priests and cries of the assembled people it was placed in the center of the circle of flres. Fresh fuel was piled on ntid the beat became more Intense. The poor Queen cried for belp, but no help enmo. All one night nud during the greater port of the next day the cold- curing ceremony was kept up, and then all wiis stlii within tbe cage. Calls to the Queen brought no answer, and the chiefs and priests knew that the cure had been a success. Amid shouts of Jubilation the box wns carried to the palace gate, delivered to the attendants arid dragged Into the secluded Interior. Soon a piercing shriek came from the Queen's apartments, and almost Immediately two ateudants ran out screaming. "The Queen Is dead! She Is dead!" Instantly all was confusion. The priests chanted themselves hoarse and the people gave vent to their sorrow In long, loud sobs ami walls. Several old women were sent In to Investigate. They came out shortly bearing t.ho lifeless body that all might sec. The Intense heat nnd choking smoke had suffocated the unfortunate woman as she lay In the closed box. South Church nnd Foneull Hall arc tho only two buildings besides this house now left that sheltered the patriots on that eventful day. ' ' Although built In 1771, the house w.ns strong enough lo stand together another 100 years, and It would doiiblless have been left as a landmark were It not for the city's growth around it. Thn land comprised In its site and the ynrd have risen so much In value that a building productive 'if proportionate revenue mil"!, be pnl up to meet the Increase In taxes. AMATEUR SURGERY. Hniv the lirokeu I.cu of n rulcken or Canary Mny Be Cured. Young chickens nnd other birds frequently break the bones of their legs and If properly attended to these ruptures can be easily cured with very lltll" trouble. As soon as the trouble Is noticed the fractured leg must be carefully cleaned and washed with warm water and then wrapped with a bit of nntlneplle cotton. Splints are then prepared for the fractured limb, preferably of split clderwood, the pith of which Is taken out. These splints arc fastened to the cotton with a drop of glno and held tightly In place by being wound with linen thread. The bandage and dressing are left undisturbed for from three to four weeks; then the leg NOTES AND COMMENTS. Sivlfzerliiml's Inurist hnNine" Is the mo<t pro.fllable industry she lias, ami what's better, she has n cinch o" It. It is absolutely s-pcnro from coiiuicti- tlon. The people who dInert nrouint Mi'. Aslor's bis tree will observe 'that Ill's country can fnniish'Knrope with the table as well as the things lo put on II. 1IOUR-MADK SUIIOBKY. Is soaked lu tepid water until the bandage comes off easily. The fracture will have completely healed up lu that time. Canaries nnd other pet birds win be similarly treated in case of a fracture of a leg, only the elder splints are substituted by pieces of cardboard and the bandage Is left but two weeks on the little winged patients. Tho First Teacup. Even after lea was introduced Into Europe nnd had come into general use, teacups were scarce, says the Jewel- NEW TRAINING VESSEL. Practice Ship Chesapeake Will Coat tu Build 91-'5,OOO. A flue now training vessel or practice ship for the United States navy Is under way. She will be called the Chesapeake and will cost to build $125,000. It will be propelled by steam and sail and will accommodate nt once 180 cadets of the naval academy. Thu Chesapeake Is to be fitted with all the modern appliances for service and comfort and will lie constructed c-ntlrely of steel, the bottom will bo sheathed with yellow pine four inches In thickness, from keel to two feet two Inches above the water line, and coppered. The main battery, six four-Inch rapid-fire rifles, will be on tho covered gnn deck; four, six-pounders rapid fire and two one-pounders will be mounted' on the rail and worked from the flush spar deck. A. full ship rig will be provided, the lower mnsts and lower yards to be of steel, the balance of the spars to be of spruci? or yellow pine. The bulwark NEW PIIACT1CE SHll'CHUSAPEAKK. lenT Circular. At the same time coffee WHS Introduced, but apart from Constantinople, the first coffeccupu in Europe date back only as far ns 1G45 in Venice, 1060 In Paris, 1032 In London and 100-1 In Lelixslc. From the flret, however, the conventional oriental coffeceup, without stem or handle 1 , was little used, and In Germany not at all. The Chinese teacup was used for ten, coffee and chocolate as well. Specimens of norcvlnln were undoubtedly introduced Into Europe In the middle agefl, yet not until y»e sixteenth century were cups imported from China In any groat o,uantltles, and even then It was mi Article of vcrtu. Most of these found their way into China again, us collecting pom'luln Is a lasting fad there, and high prices are paid for good specimens. The collection of Chinese porcelain, If only the genuine specimens are desired, require" Immense study and knowknlge, ns tho Chines'? are sic H dil Imitators, and put numerous falsification!! on Hie market. AN"H lit OR 1C hfoUSE. Ilnll'linu; Where the Fuuiniu Botton Tea 1'urty Met jun Vcur» ABO. The last private house that was directly connected with the episode of the Boston tea party In the groat struggle for liberty has l>eeu torn down to make room for a business block. Tho old Ilrndloc house, for as such It Is plating In connection with the stem is carried out to form the bowsprit. The total sail area Is 19,975 square feet, the vessel depending wholly upou the sails for propulsion. The principal dimensions of the vessels are: Length on load water line, 175 feet; breadth on load water line, thirty-seven feet; draft, mean, 10 feet 0 Inches; displacement, 1,175 tons. (11.1) IIIIAIK.ICK HOl'IK IK IIOSTOW, known, bits stood at tho corner of Tre- munt and HoUls utrevts fur 127 yaars, and thu laud, which when the building was built was a part of u pasture, 'Is today worth $100,1)00. The IIOIIMU wan one of the most Interesting historic landmarks lu HOMIOII. In Its wide old kitchen the ringleaders of th« Hostou tea party disguised themselves as Indiana on the evening of Doc. 10, 1773. before going to the wharf wliere the cargo of tea nan thrown luto thu waters of tho harbor. The Old longevity of 801110 Anlmala. Among Other spoils which Alexander the Great took from Porus, an Indian king, was a monster elephant. Thoso animals were then, as now, held in the highest esteem in that country. Thut particular elephant fought so bravely for his master, that the admiration of the conqueror was vxcltod In his favor. He ordered him to be set free, nnd allowed to range- at pleasure—/lr«t naming him Ajax, and placing u medal securely to his neck Ix'arlng this Inscription: "Alexander, son of Jupiter, dedicated Ajnx to the sun," Three hundred and fifty-four years after the old fellow was rediscovered, and proh;il>ly In good condition, as nothing was recorded to tin:- contrary. Therefore 1 , It U probably that elephants may live several centuries before the machinery of life gives out. Cuvler, the great French naturalist, saw no reason why whales should not reach a thousand years. An eagle died at Vienna that was known to be one hundred and four years old. Ravens have bcvn active at one liiindlXKl years. A skeleton of n swan Is In pOHSMKlon of an English gentleman tluit died when two hundred and ninety yearn of «#t>. Tortoises have iK'ou repeatedly found with dates cut into their shells by ancletit burners, showing they were over one hundred, and yet wore crawling on vigorously with uew markings Into u second century. "He," screamed tbe crossroads ora-, tor, "who puts bis baud to the plow must not (urn back." "What's he to do when he gets to the end of the fur- rerf" asked the auditor In blue-greun overalls.—Indianapolis Journal. Deular In Airtlqiies—'The vajuo of that Is Increased by Its being unique; there In not another like It." Customer —"What Is tUo price?" Dealer— "They're worth fifty dollar* nploce."^- Hruoklyu I.lfu. raw oyniicrs are alwayu good, they are uot spoiled by poor cooking. The latest iimilation for breach id' promise of marriage Is ?ia.."0n. Tint is cheap enough for trilling with one's nlTecMoiifi, but so long as the tyrant man monopolizes Hie jury box It isn't likely to average much higher. American manufacturers arc preparing to spend thousands In displaying their wares at tlie 1'arls exposition. At Paris the goods will b» seen chiefly by Inhabitants of European manufacturing countries. Expositions in South Africa, South America, AtisUi'nlht, Asia and other countries where then' are markets to win are the places where our manufai Hirers .should not fall 10 show themselves. A Swiss anthropoloirlsl, on his rniiirn from Patagonia, brought home with him n complete collcotlon of J'atiigo- ulan skulls, and when the custom house proposed to lax them, on the basis of animal's bones iliiporled as manure, he protested that this wns an Instill to humanity. To Ills surprise his objection was listened (o, and he received a receipt for the ditty ehnriri'd upon a higher scale, wil.h the skull:; entered as "returned emigrants' worn effects." Tlie antlvlly of Prance in Africa lias been increasing during the last ihree or four years. There are millions of miles of territory as yet uuau-iiexcd.. nnd France is seeking to get tlie lion's share of It. Explorers and soldiers are now engager! in an effort' to gain additional territory whUfli will lie valuable when (he dark continent I). 1 comes light. At every turn, however France finds England, and this is tin cause of (he trouble .between the two countries. It seems n little odd that, in a mat ler like water piping. British manufacturers slio'iild li« exposed In America: competition. A few mouths ago tin Glasgow corporation baught 1.000 ton. of water-pipe In (his country, as tin. price was .<."i a ,1011 less Chan the mitiv article, making ;i neat little dlfferenci of $5,000. Itlds for a second supplj have lately been received, and the difference has been reduced from Sii.f toijlulio. Thceommitte hesitated whether to contribute that sum (o the support of home industries. In tram cars, too, American competition is stroujrlv felt. - . ' ' In Now Zealand the legislallvo as sembly has passed u bill providing for pensions for persons over sixty-live years of age. The pension amounts only to ?'.IO a year, 'or about .fl.73 a week, anil uo ono who has an income of over .?." a week or property worth more than i?:!.700 will be entitled to it. Again, $.-> of thu pension will be deducted for every ¥0 Income which a pensioner may receive from other sources. There arc certain other qualifications, among them twenty years' residence in (he colony and ten years' exemplary conduct, which shuts off (he vagrant and the drunkard. Massachusetts presents the most instructive and accurate indnstrialstnt!.;- tlcs of any State in the Union. A striking fact in the labor census for the decade from 18S5 to 1S!I5 is Hint If the manufacturing establishments of Massachusetts have been run to their full capacity In.lS!'ir> they would have produced almost exactly twice ns much as they did. and In 1885 t»ey would have produced nearly twice as much as they did. That is to sny, they ran to fill.2 per cent, of their lull capacity iu 1S85, and to only iiO.ii per cent. In ISO'i; and then they were troubled by market gluts. Nothing could more .strikingly show the extent to which production or investment in productive processes has outrun consumption. Numismatists In England are much interested In the recent discovery o;' ancient Venetian coins in proximity to one of the Mashoiialand rivers. The coins In question have, in tho mean time, been sent down to Natal, and submitted to expert scrutiny at Pleter- maritzburg, with the result that casts of the originals are to be sent on to London. The coins arc declared to be medals struck nt Venice between 1570 and 1577 A. IX On one side Is a llgur of St. Mark, with the Inscription: "This Dukedom l>e Thine, O Christ, nnd Hhe giver IK' Thine"; while on th. reverse arc three figures, two In 'i kneeling position, the other upright, with a halo, on which tbe inscription Is: "The Doge Aloys Moccnigo, llrsi magistrate of Venice." A California man has invented a "health shake," or Invigorating rattling machine, which is warranted !•> provide In ten minutes all the exercls a iimn needs In a day. Tin.' cuudidat for a general shake-up stands ou a.i oscillating platform, and, when all Is ready, the current Is turned on from a dynamo. The Intensity of life motion Is under control, and varies from it gentle thrill to dancing a Jig. Under n strong current, every muscle Is employed in preserving the perpendicular. The legs are rapidly developed, and the effect on the liver Is said to be better than that of horseback riding. Whether the machine ever throws the pullent or gets into a bucking humor Is a point not covered In the description. small rrnclltm which still f/iils to come up In prescribed sVhndattlK. Samples of the milk nr illeeied as it Is belns bronuht into town on (he trains; Hie cans of the retail dealers are Inspected nnd the same official flttpntlntt Is now being extended (o Hie dairies them selves and Ihe cattle. Wbeii this is done, to far as milk Is com cvned. Chicago may boast Hint her supply is equal to the general run of her pre- IcnMoUl?, and thai (hose nrp on a high piano everybody knoivs. Doclor Wolff of Slr:i«burg. one of Ihe best anlhoilties In tfeniian.v on workmen's accldeiils. lias been uiak- imr some curious and Interesting Invest iga i Ions, First, on what day of the wi el; do most accidents occur'.' Sicondly. in what hour ol the day? He bases his generalizations on l.on Cases of accidents which happened In ills own dish-id during 1SU7. Mondays nnd Fridays are the days when most accidents occur, because, lie- r-ordinj; to ids slatemeiil, the drluklug- shopK lire most frequented by workmen on the days previous—viz., Saturdays. Sundays ami Thursdays. Fewer accidents happen on Tuesday Hum on any other day of the week, because on no day are drinking houses so empty as on .Monday. With reference to the hours of tin 1 day. Dr. Wolff stales ns an undoubted fact Hint the hours after breakfast, dinner and the afternoon res.! are signalized by most accidents, lie attributes this to the lassllude c;iiiscd by I lie work of dlgcsdon and lo Hie use made' by men of intoxicants during meal times. He also establishes the fact that III factories where Hie meal hours are grratly curtailed (here Is an excess of accidents over the fae- lorlc,! whuro' the men are more liberally trailed in tills respect. It remains lo be seen whether his conclusions will be continued by Investigations' conducted upon a more comprehensive scale. When tho enterprising burglar isn't bur-xliuar it is now possible for opll- mt.-Uic I'uik to believe Hint lie puts lu his tlmo loving his native land. This view of an Interest In.:: character off duty is revealed through tin- remarkable performance of an unknown Hill Sykes, who looted a St. I .oil Is hoarding-house tlie oilier night. This sin;'.i'- lar gentleman of the jimmy conscientiously made a clean sweep of tno clothing and money of all civilians whicih came v.'ithhi reach of his .llthu and lissome lingers, so to speak, but when lie found Ihc uniform and pay of an American volunteer at Ids midnight mercy be paused midway.in his career of crime. Say what you will, the man was a sincere American in his own unassuming and shrinking way. cowmciits (he St. Louis Republic. He could not bring himself to the point of robbing a volunteer who had served under Old Glory lu a war with a foreign foe. Instead, he left behind him tlie slopping soldier's garb of blue, nml money ns well, with a little note rending: "I am a burglar, but a patriot. 1 nvay be wicked, but I would not rob anyone who defended my country." Sonic broad-minded philanthropist should advertise for n private Interview with this astonishing sneak- Hiief, on the "no questions asked'' basis, in so far as his criminal feats are concerned. He seems to bo too good a fellow to be left burgling for a liv- lug. There is a flavor of Jean Valjenn ill 1 this latest performance of ills. ITc should be encouraged into honesty, not only because honesty is the best policy but because his patriotism could then nourish,in tho sunlight of open day, wherein all good and true tilings tlourish. THROUGH THUNbERtNQ WATERS Mrs, Carroll's Perllona Throna!i an Alarka Canyon. Mrs. James Carroll, the wife of Hut px-ehnmpion lightweight, accompanied her husband to AMska and shared tho thrilling adventures of tho men, even lo tho hazardous undertaking of shooting the rapids. Tim party hauXmndo all th» preparations for a long trip down tho Yukon, nnd a good start was mode, with the wind In tho right direction*. They en mo In a short time to Miles Canyon, nnd (hen cnmo n moment of doubt, when tlipy deHiierflted as to what she should do. It sbo crossed by wny of the rapids, It meant two minutes for the, Journey, whllo over tlio mounlJi.ln meant two days. Mrs, Oar- roll decided the question In a fow moments. She init oh a suit of' slickers and pulled her ha* down over her eyes. They all took their places In tho boat, and then tho men on the shore gare the boat a push and they wore off. Mrs. Carroll had over and over again pictured the fearful journey, .but as Is usually tho ease, her fnnclee wcri riot oven approximate of the awful facts. A Bwlrllug about hidden rocks had been her Idea of\tbe furious walors, tho maelstrom through which they actually passed. With the others In the boat Mrs. C'ju'roll took u paddle and*worked Ilka a hero all the time. From t.lio moment that tho boat loft the shore them was no looking back. TUo angry waters Immediately caught tho bont, tossing it Hko a, paper shell; up, down, sldoways tho waft was tossed, a moment and they were In the rapids: A splash of Ice-cold waters In tho faces of the crew, a deafening roar as of distant thunder, (he air grew dark, ami they were in tho canyon flgWiiij; for their lives. With the thought of danger came a fueling of strength <md Hko a brave woman Mrs. Carroll fell Hint It was a tight In which siie would win IP the boat was handled properly, which mea/it that she, as well ns (Jie rest, must not relax vigilance for even a mo- Switzerland Is about to follow He) glum ami Holland in Hie natlouallxa tiou of its railways. Tlie state has de tennlmd to purchase and operate th- live lending Swiss railways, having an aggregate of l>,ri7S kilometers, the fund to be raised by bonds redeemable In sixty yvwrs. It Is provided that Ihe net revenue arlniug from the roads shall go to pay the intercut of these bonds and provide n fund for the gradual extinction of the debt, and afterwards a progressive reduction of fares. The state IH enabled to enter upon this step by the provision of th.' eJi.'Utcrs »f the present ciuiipaiilcf that the state In.case It should wli.li to purcluiKo their plants and rights shall pay the roads twenty-live times the not revenue of the road or roads lu question, uc-cordlng to thu average of tho tun years preceding the purchase. It Is furthermore provided that th>> state shall lu no case pay less than the capitalised value of the road. Chicago bits dually a system of milk Inspection which seems etllcleut, re ports showing ihut only fight per cent, of the supply brought Into the city l» below Ihe required tests. In 18UO, according 'o the Kurrotnry of thu Milk Shippers' Union, iilm;«y \*>r e«ut, of the milk sold In Hit- city was Impure. The union and the Health Ocpartuicni unite In these protective efforts, and oxpwrt to root out of the supply (be, A Warm Hearted Pox Terrier. It was a very flue baby, and It was a very tine little fox terrier. The (fog "ovecl the hnby, but the baby did not :ovc his daily bath, and this was a 'reat trial to the dog, for the wails of lis little friend at bath time pieroci: to tlie very marrow of Ills doggish «oul. lie wns always utterly mlsenj- ile until the bath and the wails were irought to a contemporaneous, end. !ut It was always repeated day after lay, and doggie finally set his mind o work devising a scheme by whl:.* o mitigate the evil. Baby's mamma, of course, was not iware of this mental process, though ;he appreciated doggie's daily aiig'iisli if spirit, so it was with some surprise hat one day, when the wails wore nore piercing and long drawn than Html, she saw him come marching nto Hie room with tlie baby's rattle In his mouth. Coming up to the baby, he stood In front of him, and. by means of various strange head movements, rattled vigorously. Baby, actually stopped crying a minute to we what this unusual proceeding meant, but It was not of sullic'eut interest to lake his attention long from his serious troubles, ami 'be opened his month again and howled lustily, while doggie, with a disgusted air, dropped tlie rattle and departed to the other end of the house, whore he could not bu annoyed by the cries he could not restrain. Tho mamma says this Is ;r true story, and, as the admlnls'raior of Ihe baby's bath, she knows. Iml persons who are suspicions of observations made by mothers of much-loved babies remarked dryly that that was a mighty clever dog.—Huston .Toiirnal. A PKKILOUS VOYAGE. merit. Then she began to paddlo for dear life. The canyon walls seemed to slide back as if moved by some giant hand. With back strained and hands blistered, she kept on. Suddenly a bit of 8moonl) woier cauie In sight, and then an awful bump. "Pulflier off, boys, quick," some one shouted, ami straight and true went Mrs. Can-oil's paddle Into Just the right place. The boat was clear In a moment, but iilioad was a wave fully five feet high, and the boat was sideways In the stream. If It did not strike tbe wave bow on tfll would be lost. Tbe tired woman paddled even more bravely. The wave was struck In just the right place and they were saved. Suddenly tlie uiotfou seemed to cease and the bont enme. to a standstill. The trip had been mado In one minute and forty-five seconds. "I wouldn't have missed tho trip for $1,000," sold Mrs. Carroll, "and I would: not take It o«a4n for $3,000,000." A Mania for Building Towers. Au Kiiglish review publishes a story of a curious mania that nourished at the mid of the last century In (he I'ni- fed Kingdom. A number of gentlemen wens seized at that time with u crane for building lonely towers on their es- tales. A certain Hull. In Surrey, bu.'t a lower on the Minimi! of a hill called Ilelth in 17i!ii. where be shut himself up until his death In 177:.'. An endless Inscription tells posterity that Hull, having known nil tbe great of his day, was so heartbroken over their skepticism lie resolved lo retire from thy world and live in his tower like a rhrlHllnn. Near Ipswich, at Frestou Is another, that no one knows anything about. One at Hroadway, called tlie Tower of Costwnld, was built In 17U7 by Uird Coventry. Tradition says that at that time all the country about belonged to Coventry, nnd hln wife, curious to know If their place at Broadway was visible from another bouse of theirs called Croome. had a tremendous bonfire bull! at Hroadway, which «h<; wnK'Ju-d nl !:er <-nm> from bc-r terrace at Croome. She was overjoyed at tbe result otul begged tier husband to build'a tow«r to commemorate the event. Tbe Vlcomte Coutenny In 1775 built liliitHcif a tower on one of his estates ciuiHc O)K pet enemy Inid n similar one, and he wished tu equal him tu all things. William Hcckwllh built u tower on each of his numerous estuten, nil after the same palturii. He called them his ' M'/il" nud iuiil*tfd that <*acn ideci> of hind belonging to him should bear the stamp.—Chicago Tlmev-llvr- lid. It Was Pink. While standing on top of Lookout Mountain a few days ago I was carried back to memories of dear old Bill Nye, for we had stood upon that same spot some years before, and a guide told iIs, that we could see.seven States froto thnt point of view, namely: Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama. "Where's North Carolina?" Nye Inquired. , The man pointed to a particular pl«c^ In tbe purple horizon. "What makes you think that Is North Carolina?" Nye asked.. "Oh, we kuow by the direction oinfl the conformation of the mountains there," the man replied. "Welli I know that is not North Carolina," Nye declared, with some vehemence. "And you would tbluk It too It you would stop to think. Here is a map of the United States, and you can Bee that North Carolina Is pink. Besides, 1 know It Is pink. I live in that State considerably, and I have helped to palut It red, but of course I go away sometimes and (lien It fades a little, leaving It pluk. No, sir, you can't stuff mo that way. Tbe place you are pointing at a color-blind man could eoo 10 purple." Nye wild those thing'* so seriously that tlie man was almost daxed. Ho gavo Nye a puzzled look, nnd then went on pointing out other sister* in tliu lato Confederacy.—Chicago Times-Herald. The extending ui»o of electricity Is well Illustrated Uy Its uje for lighting mines. Tho candle or oil lamp of former days was not only dangerous In coal mines, where there Is likelihood of an explosion, but It furnished a very Imperfect light and compelled the miner to work In »«ml-darknesa. Smjdl electric lamps, to be carried by tlio minors, were Introduced In *'r«uc«; Pvt they wera objectionable on account of their weigh*—nearly five pound*—and also because they would burn oply a tow hours without being rfchurged. TUo tump* aro now b«laj: *«aafced to the roofs of {he gullwlee, cnnents being ea- taWUhal by mean* of wire*. By this mem* <w abuudjmoe ol cpgtlnnow ligh* it obtained, bat care must be us- ercifwd In iueutatlu* tbe wuf«, to prevent friction or sparks which might provoke an oxploqlon or IgiiJto surrounding wood-work. ' Forest Htumli on ioe. One ot tue largest forests In tho world mud* ou lot;, it IB situated between Ural and the Okhotsk sea. A. well was recently dug ID thut region, when U was found thgt at u depth ol 260 f««t tbe ground wu ,tlll fro«*jfc ,

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