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SATURDAY EVENING TELEGRAPH ILLINOIS A prlfce fight Is not called n mi;i ««n** H glvPs work for the hands. ho- In the New York siinko show the chameleon did n turn that Is grp.i.tly nd- tolred. After all, the terms of peace were not formulated with tin- solo idea of pleasing: Spain. Th6 members of the last crew of the Maria' Theresa will not be compelled to dodge the klssable girls. The fact ihnt trade follows dip flas; floes not nt (ill conflict with the other fact that the flag follows trndo, loo. The Boston women cried over Hall Calnd's lecture. Mr. Caiue should have known better than to spring nny British Joke?. Chicago has a Drink But Don't Trent Clob. la order to give all a chance the JnenilH!rsh!p is unlimited. It being Intended It shall never get full. The jrreat !nk<>s liullt more tonnage In 1688 than all the rest of the country put together. And still we are wont to jx>ke fun at the fresh water sailors. Nikola Tesla should either rein In his imagination or spur up his Inventive genius. The distance between the two Is becoming rather magnificent. the Maria Teresa had to be Talscd, but thnt she afterwards became Abandoned ns she wns. wns not the result of the -.vay she was brought up. The Boston Herald says that "Mrs. Evangellne Cisneros Carhonell has returned to Cuba free and disenthralled." Great Scotll Has she secured n divorce so soon? Statistics are said to show that one person In every four loses Ills umbrella. -And yet the surprising thing Is that people always lose umbrellas and never find them. A French savant comes to ihc front •with the startling assertion that "near- 1 Jy all the current French titles of no- jiWHty, bave been stolen or Invented." This Is a valuable pointer for American 'heiresses. tli..,,on from Its mo-i' celebrated manufacture. The town Itsc.'f Is one of the iddi-st in France and h;is been celebrated for other things than Its famous porcelain, having glvi-n four popes to the (.'Imrcli of Home anil been renowned from mediaeval tiui.'* for Its monastic, conventual ami educational IIKI!- tutlons. Since tin! French rcvidnil | when lt« ecclesiastical Iristlintii ! were scci>l:>r!/.cd. it has lost II* former j scholastic and ccclc«i;i«t!cal pre-i-m I iienee, bin It Is still OIK-- of th" most In toresting nnd picturesque towns. |< j which its famous nrl Inditslry has giv en world-wide renown. It w.'is In 17H' that beils of kaolin were discoveri'i! at Limoges, but ns at that time Sevres had a monopoly In the porcelain art nnd competition was forbidden, but little use was made of the valuable deposits until within the present century. Now the great factories, the kaolin 'inarrlcs and works present a scene of busy activity. The supplies of the precious deposits seem practically IIIPX- hnnsl.lblc. It Is found In all stan-s from pure white —used only In the llnepi porcelain, to blue, purple and black. ! The < | n.'i try lir_' of the product Is after n primitive fashion, but owing to the care with which it hns tn In- handled rhls Is probably the best. It is dug out by the workmen with small trowels nr spades. They deftly separate It from the veined varieties, and It Is then carried In wooden trnys or pans on the heads of French girls to the tram cars above The new distinction the LI- innge* ware has won will probably lead to even greater activity in Its manufacture. IOWA'S REMARKABLE EDITOR. Kiclinrd I'-clers Clorkson, Cine of the In ten-Mi IIR thnrncttrd of 1hff Htnlc. Itli'hard Peters Clark^on. editor and (irlncip.il iinncr of the Jown State Register, Is one of the most Interesting, rin'L'In.il and forceful characters In the Sta'e. He tins grown up In the newspaper IMIH!I:I>SS. His father. Coker I-'. Cl;<rl;«op, lived in Mrn.,kvllle. lud., where Id-hard was born In IS-l'i, and there the elder (.'Inrkooii conducted a weekly paper called the Hrookvllle American, and his sons. Itlclijird I'. and .Inme-i S.. learned their trade In j Hut oflice. In IS.-,.-, the family moved to lirnnd;- County. Iowa, and settled un n farm, when; they llvoxl for some fifteen years. In th • spring of 18(11 Iticiiard entered the ollice of the I)cs Molnes Register as a printer, but the following October he enlisted ns a private In Company A. Twelfth Iowa Infantry. He stttTered severely during the war, was captured tit Slilioh April IMIU, and was confined seven months n a rebel prison. Afterward he returned to his regiment and served to the ei'd of the war, wh"ii he returned HOW SHALL THE NEW FLAG BE MADE ? i 11A woman ; In Maryland ,hns boon sent to jail for.belng a common scold. 1 f she lias a wideawake.attorney, however, »he undoubtedly will get a now trial, •lot it will b<> an easy mutter to prove k j thkt she really js an uncommon scold. ^.,j^ Western pnpcr says that n resident of that place, was fined $10 and costs the Other day merely for loving 11 girl. Me escaped very'luckily; usually a fellow tinder such' circumstances Is fined the ?~pricc of a' marriage license and is seri- ', <enced for life. 1\ t ( An Eastern paper remarks: "When 'i mail In-New York sells his wife for t , $? 4 to another man It docs seem as If i^bfte ^as still a field for the home mis- ,„, »fQnary. y> It.,doesi Indeed. Bate cut, s r(ilng IB the demoralization of many lines •*.*«* business nowadays. . ' Russia has just ordered a. large l:i- Tolce of wind mills from a Boston firm. Bulce he Ittuncbe'd big universal'pence , t proposition the Czar Is Inclined to put v oh airs. ' Or, 'it'may be, he has 'found the proposition so toogb that he wants ^to fill It with blowholes. J The death of John W. Keely, of motor ' fame, removes a picturesque figure from the region of Invention and experiment. Just how much or how little the Keely motor Idea will ever be worth to ' science It Is Impossible to say. But Its Jinthor has furnished the world with speculation and amusement for a full quarter of a century. I rannot conceive of anything that women could do In HIP future that would shook the public now .'is the things they nrtually are doing would have shocked the public of thirty, twenty, or even ten years ago, writes a correspondent of the North American Uevlew. Women attend business meetings of corporations, and In some oases, notably small manufacturing or business concerns. If they have a large amount of money Invested, they serve as directors, even as president or treasurer. They vote on school matters In the majority of the States. They have full suffrage In Wyoming. Utah, Colorado and Idaho, and municipal suffrage In Kansas. Kvon In SOUes where they do not vote, women are fro- qnnvrtly seen nt the polls, notably members of the W. C. T. U., who go for the purpose of distributing ballots or providing coffee In Hit- Interest of temperance. We see the same change In social life. Years ago a man's club was the one spot where a woman could not net her foot. It was generally supposed that the moral tone of the place was such that she would not wish to. go there If she could. Customs have changed so much that women not only visit the club on "Indies' nights," but they are actually Invited to the restaurants on ordinary days. Almost all the newer clubs, especially those In the country, and those connected with athletic Interests, make provision for women, and In some cases the club suppers are almost as domestic as family parties. Last winter I attended a meeting of the woman's society at n man's club In one of our great cities. The club men were not Invited to the meeting, but the courtesy of a portion of their house was extended for the day, be- caue the society was n noted one and the club could offer Huer ncommodn- tlons than nny hotel. Some of the ladles, when enjoying the perfect appointments of the dressing and dining rooms, remarked that It was a pity that women should ever undertake housekeeping when men had shown that they could do It so much better. malned null) I.STn. The father nnd his I wo *on<i then bought (lie Iowa State Uogisler. Klghtocti months Inter w- euiTi'd Hi" famous Senatorial contest between .lames llarl.'in. then I'nlled Slates Senator, ami William 11. Allison, member of Congrest and candidate for the. Senatorshlp. The elder rinrkson favored Marian, but the boys wi-ro for Alllioii. The matter was settled i]tiite unexpectedly to the senior partner, for Hie boys secured from him an offer to sell his share, and they raised the money and paid him the cash with the assistance of the then wealthy and POOD WASTED IN (IREAT CITIES. Sam's new possessions will di-mnml rc'in-eseiitutlon on Old Glory, as is certainly their right, but the fact is that on the flag IIH nt present designated there is scarcely room for them. The last addition of Stntcs has so tilled the Held that (he stars arc too small and so crowded together thai they no longer stand out distinctly when the glorious banner is waving in the breeze. This difficulty could only he overcome in the present design by enlarging the field, hut this would destroy the proper proportions of our standard. The nccoiiipanyinj.' design for a new Hag hns been Biigiresti-d. and Ihcre are ninny points In its favor. The many-pointed star with blue field on a background of red nnd white stripes is not unlike the conventional sunburst. The inner cluster represents the thirteen States which created the I'nion. The surrounding circle contains twenty-three stars—tin- number c<|inil- Int," that of tin- Ktatt's admitted to the I/'nion up to the close of the civil war. this noble cluster typifying the welding to-ji-ther nnd perfect preservation of the Union. The outer circle contains the new States, mill it will be readily seen that there is room for ninny more. ' EnlTOH CI,AICKSO\- AT WOIIK. The much-tnlked-of suggestion of James D. Edgar, speaker of the domln- * too parliament. In regard to the cx- ,' change of Jamaica nnd the British West Indies for Now Hampshire was made In a letter to the Toronto Globe jmd was Intended merely as the retort -courteous to Senator Chandler's article :ln a New York magazine, In which the New Hampshire Senator suggested that England might be willing to exchange Canada for the Philippines. Mr. Edgar evidently did not think the proposal a flattering one and gave a quid pro quo In suggesting an exchange of Jamaica for New Hampshire. 'Tile recent dissolution of the Joint Traffic Association Indicates that New railroads nnd commercial Inter- will renew the fight before Con- jj gress to abolish "differential*;" and the ' evening of rates by which Commodore ' Vanderbllt'H often-nsserted principle of f •'one rate to tho seaboard" may be rcal- •' {Bed. The present differentials were es- , tabllsbed In 1882 on tho principle of filing a uniform tariff between Western (arms and Atlantic cities. Tho result at that agreement hag been the diverting of a considerable part of the export trade of the country to Philadelphia and Baltimore instead of to New York. SNiese cities are likely to unite In oppo- ' iadtlon to any-legislation looking to an equalization of freights with New York. ' AB i-etpects the West Its interests lie la securing tho cheapest nod quickest route to the seaboard, and unless drawn .Into the fight In Its.own Interests will ft, poslt\on to congratulate the vlc- " The value of the ability to write a t gooA letter, was accentuated a few t'Weeks-ago'at tlwropenlng of a leading «Ollege. "Give this applicant," said the ' jfledd,'"thfe'Uest robin availably and seat ( I»9r flt m> own table. I should be proud ? fy» t^ye written her note myself; it lifts ,J»er out of tue impersonality of one of Ditto new girls Info a young woman I «h«U welcome as a ifrleud." Another example of-epistolary triumph comes ;; biographer, of Carlyle, author's library had 'la-en- papered furnished to bis entire satisfaction, tnw third day a young lady next '4por began to practice on her piano* Sort*. Another upheaval, Involving the <**rlpjr'<l6wu of a- partition and the ImUdJnff of fi new chimney,' <d fit up a «e»jr library In a distant part of the 1M>M«, seemed Inevitable. Suddenly Cfcriyle snatched a paper and wrote so a note to the young stranger *he readily agreed never to.play •fier two o'clock In the afternoon, te (TOWrted that letu-r writing lo out (ublon, Tbli U a mistake. The woU-pbrased and charming letter •Ipp it* place 10 society to-day, and con•in 4UUnctlon upon IU author. "' ,.^'V I ,v,^. t,«tAteffi_e9t by a writer In L'lllustra- II Wit JWiWgei porcelain U super- th»t Of S0vr«» «ud Dresden In 1 tUv world w(H n»tu- ElTeut of Plonr on Toetti. "It Is said that the Invention of the new processes for making (lour has done more for the average dentist than all things else combined," explained a dentist, "and there- is n great deal of foundation for the statement. The miller has found that he must make a Hour that will please the eye rather than satisfy the stomach. To get his (lour as white nnd line us possible he has to discard the coverings of the grain of wheat, thus removing the phosphates. It Is the phosphates that give strength to tho teeth, and with them out of the Hour It Is not In nny way wonderful that people's teeth wear out and decay. The miller knows this better than tho people who eat his flour, but be hns found thnt they will not buy flour that Is not white. "The miller knows thnt he Is throwing away the bone-producing and nourishing qualities of the wheat, but the miller, tike nearly every one else In this world, Is out for the dollar and his share of them. People can't buy Hour the use of which will strengthen their teeth, for the reason that that kind of Hour Is not miide any more. The family dentist Is now ns much of a factor In life ns the purchase of shoes for the family, aud frequently gets more of the earnings of n head of a family than is required to provide shoes for them, rot- good teeth are a rarity."--U'a.sliInglon Star. An Attonllvo Audience. Lecturers and other public entertainers appreciate greatly an attentive an- dlouce, but Is there suoh n thing us being too attentive? The story Is told that not long ago a well-known novelist delivered a lecture In a New .Jersey town. After the lecture, when the people met, they talked about tho affair, as was their wont. "Were you at the lecture?" one would ask another, aud In every case the answer wns: "Oh, yes, I was there, but I couldn't hear a word. Did you hear HV" "Well, no; I was there, but I couldn't hear, cither." No one could be found who had heard a word. About this time un acquaint mice of the novelist heard from frlendb lu the place thlw account of the matter, and meeting the lecturer, asked him what kind of an audience he had had there, and how he liked the place. "It's a fine place," said the novelist, "and 1 hod the most attentive audience I have over spoken to. Why, nu one mqdu a sound, nnd I didn't have to raise my voice above a whisper!"—Saturday Evening Post. powerful B. b\ Allen. The (Inn of Clarkson Brothers, then formed, has never been discontinued nt the head of the paper. .John li. Clarkson. eldest son of Itlchard P. Is business manager and Frank Clarkson, the other son, Is associate editor. The editor of the' Register is extremely methodical In all that he does. The Register oflice Is about ten blocks /from his house, and so situated tha 'be can start from the,office and make a turn at every corner, going In n zl »ng direction to his home, and this lit always does, walking back and fort! every day In the year. He takes n different route In the winter, choosing the minuy side of the street. Any member of his family wishing to Intercept him 011 his way to or from the office knows exactly where to look for him, for he never varies his route, unless to transact business. His daily program Is ns fixed ns the planetary system. Not one of his employes puts In ns mnny hours of solid "work as tho head of the establishment, for he works about sixteen hours n day. He spends the morning and until about 2;;!0 or 3 In the afternoon at his house, where,be does a large part of his editorial work. He then goes to his office and stays until about 0, returning at 8:150 nnd leaving again a little before 11. Mr, Clnrkson has no Interest outside his newspaper. Me has always refused to take stock In local enterprises, though ho has been a liberal contributor toward securing ttiem. ue mis preferred to retain his Independence from all obligations outside his own oflice. k'tics of nil kinds and has i\ record of 0:11 2-5 for running 100 yards and has made the line mark of 7 feet 2 Inches In a standing high kick. He Is an enthusiastic cyclist and, finding nowhere a foot-ball stilt to lit him, he plays lu his wheeling costume. He Is said to be one of the best drawing cards on the New England foot-ball field. With him In the cut Is Thomas McCaugheru, quarter back of the Hlnsdale team, who Is a. player of the average si/.e. BIGGEST OF ALL PLAYERS. Giant on the Football Team Who Weigh* 4IO PoitmU. lie Is only IS years old. but he weighs •110 pounds. Is « feet 2 Inches tall and can foot-ball as well as any schoolboy. Ills name Is Robert W. Blanclmrd and he halls from Hlnsdale, N. II., which CLOCK OF VENICE. (.'KNTKU HUSH III.AXCIIAKU. rvtl with a foui-luill pluyvr of n town boasts thai he Is the biggest football player living. He plays center for the Hinsiiale team and has been In the game since IStHi. Despite his great size he Is as active as a light-weight nnd noted for his extreme good nature. Strangely, Ulanchiml delights In nth- To woo a woman properly a mail must first win her. The trouble with most old people Is that they were boru too early in life. There Is no man so skeptic ns to boast that his mother was not a Christian. ' There aren't near so many women who are angels as there are angels who were women. Before a girl Is 20 you can never tell whether she is In love or ber stomach is out of order. A man without any religion nt all may not be manly, but a woman without any religion at all Isn't even feminine. At tho age of 25 u man must be cither engaged ur married, or else the women legln to wonder why he doesn't be- lave himself. An Ideal husband Is one who doesn't sneer at bis wife because she Insists on ieeping u lot of half-dead geraniums stuck up In the bay window all witter. To be fascinating to a young man a voman must never admit that he is not in love; to be fascinating to an old nan she must never admit that she is. Probably the reason why old married oik always act so Interested in young couples is because they are wondering whether they could ever have acted thnt way themselves. Great Timepiece Ihut In Quite ns Uniqilo UK the StriiHburjff Wonder. Tho only reusou the European traveler goes to Strnsburg Is to see the clock and Incidentally the cathedral, but In Venice there Is n clock that Is unite as unique ns tbnt lu the Alsatian capital. It is In n beautiful white tower at the east cud of the'old 1'ro- curatlc near St. Mark's. It was built In H!)(! by the Veronese architect, Antonio Hlzzo. The tower Is some hundred feet high, nnd surmounting It Is a big bell, on either side of which stands two bronze giants, whose usual attitude Is one of readiness to strike the hours upon the rim with the heavy sledges which they hold. Beneath, on the facade of the tower, Is a glided statue of the blessed virgin and the Infant Jesus, and on either side of. the group are square openings, where appear golden numerals which tell of the hours aud the minutes. There Is no dial. The numbers are shifted to the openings In some such manner as are the figures In a "cash register." Still lower Is a beautiful azure and gold circle of the zodiac. On Ascension day and for eight days thereafter the numerals do not appear at noontime, but instead Issue forth from the right-hand opening a procession of the Magi. They march slowly A AVilty Jtetoi-t. Though a witty retort Is not an argument, It often serves as a spring-board from which one may vault over his assailants' heads. Col. T. W. Hlggluson, In the Atlantic Monthly, tells how, while a member of the Massachusetts Legislature, he was made a victim of this met nod of replying to nu adversary. lie wns arguing against a bill for the prohibition of oleomargarine, and Insisting that good oleomargarine was better than bad butter, lie fortified bis argument by a story of a gentleman who had introduced the substitute without explanation at a luncheon, and who, on asking hU guests to compare It with the best butter, also on the table, found them nil selecting the oleomargarine. Suddenly Mr. arose, and with the profouiiilest seriousness asked: "Will the gentleman kindly Inform us nt what precise stage of the luncheon party this test was applied?" The retort brought down the house Instantly, and the rout which followed was overwhelming. It readily occurred that at a convivial luncheon party there might be a period when the judgment of .the guests would loso some of ts value. Enough to Petd Their Hungry Chlldren- Snlvnilon Arniy'n Work. The problem of utilizing the waste food o| tlie iin-al city of New York for the I clil ,if the poor, which 1'resl- dent Ouirgeiihelmer Is trying M solve. Is one that has given (iencral Wlllhiin HiHith of the Salvation Army much thought. Thi- Salvation Army has i|iily reached an approximate success In 'the work laid out for Its salvage brigade lo do. Some of the waste food of New York nnd, In fact, of most other Inrge cities. Is gathered up by tho ngeiits of the Little Sisters of the I'oor. Some of Ihe hltfh-prlced hotels anil restaurants sell food thai is clean and wholesome lo hotels and restaurants which enter In a less fastidious class of patrons; but still Colonel Hoi/., who has chaw of tihls brunch of the,work done by the Salvation Army, estimates that from the tables of the well-to-do and the wealthy there Is probably enough wholesome food (brown into the garbage can and cnrlcd off by the Street Cleaning Depart men! to feed every hungry child in the slums. For lack of funds the Salvation Army docs not attempt to do much in the way of u-tillxlug was<te food, the snlvage brigade giving attention to waste paper, bottles, old furniture, and clothes. There are three stations at which the otllcers of the salvage brigade can be found In New York nnd one in Krooklyn. The old shoes, clothes, and furniture are, whenever this Is possible, cleaned, disinfected, and repaired. They are (hen sold at a merely nominal price to some one who needs ihcni, or in cases of ox- Irenie need the things are given away; but (hi! Army always prefer to give work rather than money. The old bottles are sorted nnd sold; the waste paper Is also sold to the paper mills. The sorting, cleaning, nnd distributing of this junk give employment to Idle men.—New York Sun. How Japanese Woo. Japan is a long way off, and lliit charming story of how courtships art: carried ou among the elite of their society comes to us from this fnr-awaj laud. lu eei'taiu districts, iu houses wherein reside a daughter of marriageable age, an empty flower pot is encircled by a string and suspended from ij window or the veranda. Instead of serenades by moonlight and other delicate ways of making au impression, It Is etiquette for the .lapan esc lover to approach the dwelling of his sweetheart bearing some choice plant in his hand, which be reverently proceeds to plant in the empty vase. This takes place when he is fully aware that mother and daughter aru at home. This act of placing a plant in the flower-pot Is equivalent to :i formal proposal to the lady of his choice. The lover, having se-mled the lilant to his mind, retires, and the lady Is free to act as she pleases. If he Is the right man, she takes every care of his gift, waters It and tends It carefully with her own bauds, that all may see that (lie donor Is accepted as n suitor. But if he is not the favorite, or if the stern parents object, the poor plant is torn from the vase and the next morning lies limp and withered on the veranda or in the path below.— De-trait Free Press. SIXTY YEARS AN ACTOR. Thr 1'iitp ChnrtrH W. tniitiloclt Wnn th« Dcnti of tlio Aiiisrlcnli Stii«e. When Charles W. ('oiildnck, the veteran actor, breathed his last In Neu,' York City recently, the curtalii was rung down upon the career of the oldest actor on the American stage. For over sixty years he had been before the fonlllghls In this country nv->l !'i F.IIR- land, and In the many different characters In which he appeared he. inndo PICTURE OF THE HKISON OF CAPTAIN DREYFUS. Carefully Selected. One of the mout rumiirknble features of life In New South Wales IH the tranu- formation of crlmluala Into hard-work- jug cltlKous. Of thu thirty thousand nettl«rs there la ISiil, twenty thousand were, or hud been, convicts. It is anld that, ou board an American liner, a boastful Australian asserted loudly, and over and over again, that "the men who settled Australia were a remarkably sensible lot," "Yes." said an American, quietly, "I b»vo always understood that they were sent out by tbo very best Judges," forewarned. Foreigner—Parvenu 1 I will pull your nose, "Maybe wy nose, Count; but nuvet my leg!" , Put your f»itb la tl»e and reverently before the madonna aud child and as they come abreast of mother nnd babe they make profound obeisance and one of the wise men with deference Jerkily removes his headgear. Ascension day and the week following are gala times In Venice nnd when the Magi eorne the piazza Is thronged with the festal crowds, drawn thither by the unusual spectacle. A little below the arch of the tunnel which penetrates the base of the clock tower Is ft white stone In the pavement which. It Is said, marks the spot where the standard bearer of Kciija- uionlo Tlcpolo wns killed in Ihe early part of the fourteenth century by a heavy stone thrown from a window. The stone was meant for Tlcpolo himself, who was bending a conspiracy to assassinate Don I'letro Gradculgo and dissolve the gvnml council. A banner, hung from the window whence Gins- Una Itossl threw tho stone, long celebrated her act and In 1841 her bust was placed in a neighboring portico. Concerning Ears and School Rooms. Defective hearing i.s a symptom frequently seen In the schoolroom about which teachers should know something. Pupils arc sometimes considered backward and stupid, whose worst fault is their deafness. This is not as common, probably, as defective .sighr, but it la quite ns apt to be neglected aud to lead, to disastrous results. Head colds, dicsased conditions of the pharynx and tonsils, nud discharges from the external ear are all common with children In this climate, aud uw nil prolific sources of permanent deafness. The teacher is in a position to detect this symptom early, and should investigate every case of apparent Inattention and stupidity, especially If It is noticed that this i.s accompanied wltb persistent mouth breathing. The teacher can easily Inform herself about a child's bearing, and quite accurately; thus, a child should be able to heat- words spoken In a clear, low voice twenty feet away, and should lie able to hear a watch tick three feet from either ear. Children of defective hearing should, of course, be seated near the teacher's desk. himself popular with tliealer-gocrs. To the generation of to-day he Is best known In the character of Dunstan Kirke, the blind miller In "Ilnzel Klrke." Cotildock was born In London eighty- three years ago. lie was put to work In a warehouse to begin a commercial career when Kt, but. acting was more to his liking. When ill he made his debut on the stage In his na.tlve city, paying $30 for tho privilege of appearing as Othello at a benefit. His enrly experiences ou the stage were accompanied by much hardship, but by persistent work he managed to attract a little attention and played through England In tragic roles with some of the prominent actors and actresses of those days. lie came to the United Suites In IS-in with Charlotte Cusbman and played with her throughout the country. Among Ihe roles In which ho appeared were Jacques, Macbeth, Cardinal Wolsey, Othello and King Lear, lie was engaged at Laura Keene's Theater, In New York, In 1S58, nnd there played with Joseph Jefferson ajid the late 10. A. Sothern. Theater-goers of to-day are most familiar with the name of Couldock ns associated with the play of Hazel Klrke. He lirst appeared in this piece In the character of the blind miller in 1S7U, and altogether played It more than 1,500 times. INDIANA BAPTISTS. Centennial of Tlielr Church Orsraniza- tion Celebrated. At Clarkstown, Ind., the Baptists celebrated with appropriate ceremonies the one hundredth anniversary of the establishment of their church In Indiana, nnd also the centennial of the Protestant church In the Slate, for the Baptist organization effected in the county Including Clarkstowu in its limits, in November, 1798, was the first religious body ever organized iu the State, nnd the log meeting-house which they later erected north of this point was the first church edifice ever built In Indiana. It is true that the old Itevorencc.—Ileverenr.o for God Is the- foundation of nil excellence of clinrnc- ter.--Rov, A. B. Myers, Collegiate, New York. Faith.—Fnltli shall bring nt last to thtv heaven of our Father n great multitude- whlsh no man can number.—Rev. Dr. Williams, Episcopalian,New York City. Humility.—True humility bus the open eyes of fplth; it obeys not of necessity, but because It trusts nnd lovc» nnd longs to serve.—llev. Lester Rriid- ncr, Jr.. Episcopalian, New York City. Host.—Men seek vest In pleasure; they seek It In solitude, but thure Is no vost save In Jesus Christ. Learn meekness and lowliness from the Master.—Kcv, L. M. Hartley, Los Angeles, Cnl. Christianity.—Christianity whispers that If the arts are to bu high, science- rich and laws worthy, that tho Individ- \inls must lie great In mind nnd lumrt.— Ili'v. N. 1). Ulllls, Independent, Chicago, Illinois. Patience Is Power.—It may stnrtle us to put the words patience and power In clone juxtaposition, but It la nevertheless true that patience Is n power,—Dr. .MeKlveeii, Cougregatlonallst, Rrooklj-n N. Y. Christ's Work.—Christ placed men In a new attitude toward the whole work? —an attitude of reverent delight, of sympathy, expectation and hope.—Kov. S. P. Cndninn, Congregationnllst, New York City. Spirit Communion.—Moses never byword or deed condemned the great (ruths of spirit communion. The lip- brew race bad (heir judges; mediums ruled them by inspiration.—Dr. Astor, Spiritualist, San Herna<llt>o, Cal. Natural Faculties.—It is not tho development of onr'natural faculties that Involves us in moral ruin, but the diversion of those faculties to tho absolute asd entire satisfaction of self.—llev. F. C. Harding, Congregntlonallsr, New York City. The Catholic Ilcllglon.—Yon belong to the Catholic religion, nnd If you are BAPTIST CHURCH IX INDIANA. HIS HUT AND THE HOUSE OP HIS OUARD ON DEVIL'S ISLAND. Off the coa»t of French diilina u>i u group of thrte little Inland*-Jo»enh Island Koyul Island and Devil's liUnd. The lut uf thvue, a were But-topped, rocky Inlet' with a little sparse tropical greenery upon It. win ?ho»«u lu 18W UK tti* plum* of Dreyfus' confinement, and there be has been ever uluce. A little wooilwj but the door of which give* oo to a yard Hiirrounded by a strong «tock«d«, «tauds ou Devil's Inland. Higher on the island, but quite close to tfae but. Is the guardroom, where th« seutrlvn lire, and above It rl»«» a watch tower In which in mounted a Hotchklmi gun. The Island Is moated.rounU by the dwp wn, the urUon hut Is feucm) In with a strong puli»tde. and over hut ana yard and idand U the llotehktiM gun tn lu alK-oumwuulng toww, 8ma»l chance of t*c»pe, ware e*capa dreamed of! And yet It Is said that tut unfortunate man Uiu« shut out from the world wan actuilly put In Jrons-cJuOwd down to hi* plank bed-woga wtter tit* oouMn«nc«nj«ut «( hU Imprisonment. Whom SmiiRfflliiK 1» Correct. At Nogales, Ariz., there Is a famous cigar store and drink lug resort, patronized openly and above board by even the Federal authorities, that Is built exactly plumb with the International boundary line. It boasts a little bay window abutment on the southern wall thnt pays taxes to the Mexican republic. In the bay window Is a choice selection of Mexican cigars, that arc smoked chiefly In the United States, without ever paying a cent of Import duty. Jobu T. Urlckwood Is the proprietor of this place. Mr. Hrlckwood claims to be the youngest living man who came to Arlxoua voluntarily and permanently remained there. You cuter his house from thu United States, puss over Into Mexico, buy a cigar or a bunch of them, nt Mexican prices, nnd then go back Into Uncle Sam's domain and smoke them. J'aluuo C r Hog Wagons. Philadelphia Iris an ambulance for doga and small animals, tho only one o< Its kind lu the world. The exterior of the car Is decorated on each side with a vignette of a grand-looking St. lioi'iiurd and tbo lusldu Is covered with removable antiseptic pad« to' guard against contagious diseases. In order to avoid belligerent encounter* between the Injured four-footed patleuta of this traveling hospital! It has been provided with movable slides so that the Interior cau be divided Into various sired compartment*. It contalaa also cages attached to the top and sides for pet birds and poultry. When a girl's hair Is the color of taffy caody, ond the braids it, wo can't look nt It without envying the 10-year- old boy whoso mother makes molaasea candy and tot* him pull It. Lived 37 Years with a Bullet la Ills Heart William H. Smallrldge who died n few days ago at Glenvllle, in (Illrner county, W. Vn., carried a bullet in his heart for thirty-seven yearn, lie wns a member of C. K. First Wist Virginia Infantry iu the civil war, and In ,Sep- tomher, 1861, while marching through Ollmer county, was shot, by some one In ambush, the bullet entering Smallridge's client at the lower pollit of the scapula, on the left side, patting thence directly through the left lung Into the left ventitrlcie of the heart. The force of the bullet was so broken that it did not penetrate the Inner wall but the regimental surgeon pronounced the wound fatal nnd left Small ridge to die. He did not die, however, but was sent back up the Little Kan- awba Itlver in a skid' to'his home, in (ilenvllle, where he recovered aud has since lived. A-few weeks ago, while on his deathbed, he asked Dr. <J. O. llrown to make an examination of Unwound after hl« death. This Dr. Hrown did and found the bullet imbedded In the heart. Surgeons pronounce It the most extraordinary case on record.—Haltbuore Sun. Jesuit priests who nccompanied tho French and Spanish explorers were the first to preach the gospel In this section of the- country, but they effected no organization. The original Baptist organization, nc- der the old Salem Association of Kentucky charter is alive to-day, though possibly the most Inactive church congregation in the State. The congregation to-day is composed of only two members—Mr. Leauder C. McCormick and "Aunt Bettle" Brown—and they are growing very old. These two old Baptists nre in possession of the charter, the property, and the old record books. She Drove SIXy Mile* to Vole. An Illustration of the determination of Idaho women who have a voice- In the result of elections Is afforded by th<> record made by Mrs. If. F. JeflWs of Halley. She has a ranch at Soldier, thirty .mHi-8 from Hnlloy, and registered lu that precinct. Later she removed to Halley nnd took a transfer to that place, but neglected to record It. At noon ou election day she found she could not vote ut Halley, and at once secured a team ajid started for Soldier. It was cold on that high prairie,' but the courageous woman faced tlit> wind and urged tbo team along In order to reach the voting place before the polio closed. This was accomplished and she voted, though several men Insisted she had lost Tier right to vote there. MM. Jeffera then dr4ve back to Halli-y too name night, the total distance covered being sixty miles.—St. Louis Globe- Democrat. Complaint ag«4n»t fortune li often but wi a{*ology for lui»«M, Way DM W* ik«t ^ Because we are as strong a« Sarnp- sou, we a a- us Bob Icy »» a fox, wo are Mile* long, wo po»»m Merritt, we ore choice, what more Welmer'n Last Words Amended. Some years ago an Eastern farmer, In trying lo repeat Webster's dying words, "I still live." gave an amusing render- Ing of the spirit If not the exact letter of the phrase. A gentleman had remarked to him. "life Is very uncertain." "Ah, yes," replied the farmer, "that's true, every word of It; nnd, by the way, captain, that makes me think of what OHO of your big Massachusetts men sal when he died a spell ago." "Who was it?" inquired the captain "Well, I donTjist call his name now but, nt uuy rate, be was- a big politic! aner, and lived near Boston somewhere My newspaper sa?d that when he diet thu Boston folks put his image tn the! windows nnd had n funeral for n whole, duy." "Perhaps It was Webster," suggested tho captain. "Yes. Hint's bis name—Webster, Gen Webster. Strange I could not think ou It afore. But he got off a good thluf, just before he died. He Hz up In bet and, says be, 'I ain't dead yet.'" Hcolnjf the Uimeon. An Austrian Inventor claims to have Invented an electrical apparatus by Ihe use of which a person may sit In a dark room and look at a scene, In aii- olhcr part of UK- town, regardless of corners, liiterve:ilu K buildings, or any otlmr obstructions. It IB claimed that the Instrument operates similarly to the telephone. Scientists explain the transuilDHlon of sound over telephone wires by tbo theory of sound waves. Tim Inventor of the new Instrument, which i* called a "fornseber," claims that bis appliance transmits light waves Just as tho sound waves are carried over tho wire by electricity. HU Horatuhy Underwear. He WUH rvKtlcii aud uuuauy, on a* If lu liiilu would start. An tbo fair young bead wan pillowed ou hl< bremt,. Apd In sympathy she asked him If to her he'd not Impart What It wan that scorned to cause him such uoreit. But be told her not to worry, trifling thlqi, fonooth. Just a little grivl lu which i not share, And «he p«ver once spinactei) ta« trowing, awful truth ' 'twas a le could die That w'd Just put on some scratchi! un' r derwear. — Denrur J»o»t. KUutrto Pl.nt* on ^, A bfg bflttlo-iblp i has ou board ao true to it in this free country of ours, Its practice will bring you pence here and lead you on to eternal glory hereafter. —Archbishop Uiordan, Roman Catholic, San Frauclsco, Cal. An Era of Promise.— We are living in un era of promise. Our righteousness must exceed that of formulated religion. Religion must be n life and not a creed. U must have to do with the present, and not so much with the future world.— Rev. James Eells, Unitarian, Bosfon, Mass. Our Relation to God.— It Is well tor ns now aud then to review the life we live in its relation to God, to know exactly how we stand with him. Have we earnestly repented? Have we made an effort to overcome temptation?— Rev. J. B. N'les. Episcopalian, Brooklyn, N. V. The Struggle of Life.— Times come ID the struggle of life when we feel no sympathy from God and little from fellow men. God Is Just as uear to us an we will permit him to come. Afflictions COIEC only to destroy falsities.— Dr. Pratt, Swedenborglan, San Jose, Cal. Waiting.— There Is n waiting that, in our Impatience, seems to us almost shameful. Wo want to win our victory Immediately. We think we can Jump on the topmost round of the ladder of life's success without walting.-i-Rev. G. C. Adams, Cougregatlonallst, Sau Francisco, Cal. Training Schools.— 1 believe the time is at hand when the thought of religious unity will embody itself In churches that will become training schools of morals, co-operative societies In the Interest of, the good, Urn true and the beautiful.— Rev. J. L. Jones, Unitarian, Chicago, 111. A Bad Bargain.— It Is a bad bargain to enter any business where you can't take God. A never-ending memory and n knowledge of the suffering His life has caused will be all the material any saloon-keeper will need to produce a hell of torment.— Rev. C. S. Mason, Gospel Union. Los Angeles, Cnl. A Way of Escape.— Considering the Inexorableuess of Inw, a way of escape Is needed, and this Is found only in the Inw of dlvluo grace. The soul sick of sin, tied to the body of death, may look to the law of grace to sing of 'it, to glorify It, to exemplify It.— Rev. J. N. Beard, Methodist, San Francisco, Cal. WHO NAMED IT "OLD GLORY?" * Claim that the Flnjj ^us First Bo Called by a Yankee Skipper. Our Hag. the stars and stripes, was named "Old Glcry" In 1831 by a Salen* ' skipper, one William Driver, at that (hue captain of the brig Charles Oog- gett, Just before the brig left Salem n young 'man at the bead of a party of friends saluted Captain Driver ou the deck of tho Doggett, aud presented him with a largo and beautifully made' American Hag. Tho captain chrlstelieil It "Old Glory." He took It to the Soutl» Pacific, nnd year* after, when old age- forced him to. relinquish the sea, bo- treasured the ting. Captain Driver removed to Nashville, Tenu., In 1857 ami ho died there 'in 08BO. ^rcAMOtW-— to the outbreak of hostilities between. the North and the South, "Old Glory" wus flung to the breeze every day from- the window of his bouse, but, when the- bullets iiegaii to nip aud the odor of gunpowder lo taint the air, the old (lair bad to be Bccretwl. It was kept out «'f sight. Inside of a great bed comfortable. until Feb. n, 1802, when UrUr- •idler General Nelson's win of th's wing of tho- Nashville, an* f'n i * > I T i t — -•"""'!•!<;» u*4U( Uiplnln Driver presented It to the gen- oral lo be hoisted on the canliol on the cupliol hi m Tin 1 '", " Pl 1UHl Ca))talu '"""' f'"»> lusting. Howarcbetf It Ih ongh the night, and. a heavy wind' eomliiR up. ho took It down aud sent ™ new ing | tl ,, a plnc0i T1)c » Old Glory *„, beglnni,,,, lo Ihe second Dag owned by Driver was given to the Ohio SUtb when thnt regiment left Nashville for home, it was placed In the rear of » linpage wagon, where „ mu | 0 Ilose() " out and devoured It, The orlnlnnli "Old Glory" W»H preserved, aud ate* H.e death of Captain Driver, It mw presented to the Essex Institute at Bftltmi, \yhwe It may Dow bo »e»n- Bprlngfleld, XJass., Republican. Happier In Glory. The Lowland Bcottlsij peasant has an «tr«a«>ly matttJr-of.fMt way qf about her relatives' JS£. wo ta* B wl>0 Ioit ber ftuut «• n»rltlug to a sympathimng visitor* •Eh, ye*, mem, aunty's qem. n u t ah*. wa» very auld and frail. She's far b«» er 8WO, and far booplor lu glory onS got a nunuer poundfto' A lejjacy •• *"* In, W win- '' * aw otme up the mH01(

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