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BHSK IS 12 TnE iyTER-aiouxTArN- riorcii, Tuesday Moiuoxg, PECEmER 2, 1902
I Bill ill
HflH I jifi tSl Compulsory Arbitration.
!BHHHnRrVI JIr j A jiobson n, well known f.ng
U j'A )lh economist who I" now nn a visit
laWi HH t0 lhe Vnited Slates discusses Ihe prob-
MW jfl ability of Industrial communities even-
My al tually having rernuise to Compulsory
eWgJLI Arbitration ' In disputes between tin-
llH rdo)crs and employees In nn nil! r-
MB 1lclr In the November number of the
Hn JCorth American ltevlcw He nssuinn
UHlaW tint few will now purport the view Hint
. . . ,.W HIK the public has no right to Interfere In
LbH i 2 iisf 9K3 " linrret between capital and Inbnr,
iiH i " Hiw. mH hd he inniiirm w hether comnulsor) nr-
LbH.!- tyij Miration In really practicable This
bbbbbI ll it Eli Hfjassi quest on lie answers by pointing to Hie
Lbbbbbi Ul'$?tilli HI "ln nn of the I ivv enacted In hew
bbbbB IN t Sw Msbbh JftalanS some cirs ngo whleli Its
bbbbB 'Wt.lSr !( BlH filroli c intend has been entln ly euc-
1 i?W' X'fmk c s (ul In nvcrtlng ntilkes and labor
bbbbB3i F K !? ffliGV dlstuil nncos and lie Intimates that
bbbbB.H UV ? i BrfJlI ,hc ,n,0r "nlons, though now opposed
'k'i lit j! Trill to compulsory nibltratlon mi) be ex-
bbbbB 4j.il! I 1( Mi-M r etel to move In fnor of It when
bbbbB .iWJiC'il! 81: the) realize their tmrotonee In lighting
LbbbB i JiT'ia $ W1 '"'h Ihelr Bmnl1 financial reserves,
bbbbbbU li V fl I 'SS ngnlnit Indefinitely large reserve, of
bbbbbW i v . ! J !S 'J 'IK II powirful federations of cmiln)ors nut
bbbbbbP'TI ly it5 jf V it Is een more llkclv tint the public
bbbbbbL)ij 1? ir Il Kr Hl "11 for Ihe lellet whleli such a
LbsssssT W H1 lrlii" mcasuio would Impl) Mr llobson
i'tJ J; Hi t ifi fivs
flfiMSflj' II, HI 'Though It seems possible that In
bbbH UiuJl 'Nit 'i'vn Great Britain If not In America, a
bbbbbI Sf I 3'! . a!'?!! Renulne Impetus In fnnr of compulsory
M ',. J i 1) iff nrhltratlon ns a means of saving Ihe
bbbbbbbI 'P it! ii ' 11 ff1 vaste of war may come from the side
'jv1 111 "' "f W' "f " producers, It Is for more proh-
iHT1 '!, y,tffi! nr'1' ltt It will arise fmm the rexolt
IH ! '. Hi J iitti "! he public' In Its cnpudlj of eon
Hm '"H IKS ami
eMutl vl i iji'lj Just In proportion as combinations
SMiWil'li tr nl npltnl so rifelop as to nhlnln rf-
ip!' (n Iji' JAjl fcctlc control of ceitaln fundnmental
IIH V,r l-'i? fitll " Wf Industries enKa(Td In suiplMnB the
Hk'f'Ti'il J4 i'lft' I neressarles of life to the innsumliiK
Kiii ftl8i94Hl! I publii their chronic power to tax this
IHb', LJfri ."ifiHi Jiublp by rulslnit prices will be a con-
Hl ' ir.iiJH l'wl tlnual Irritant this Irritation will be
iiRff'lH i'H lit t il fanned Into exasperation by the spas-
KJl! "u 4 i SI modlc ienltanre of the employees of
IIM C vl ill i if Ivy tn" "omblnatlon' to oppression or else
l Wflfl 4 -1 ,,v a" atl'mpt on the pnrt of the em-
iiH ' ItlLi i i (1 plojees to coerci the combination Into
IH " r.1T 111 ft VJ leltlnfr them so hahes" In mllkliiB the
iH-it' rf All rl'l public cow, n rollcy which will pcrl-
1 IS ill f'.H? ollcnlly lea I to strikes oi lockouts As
iiBBt i'llllSjvJl.fa Jl 'concentration of capital fastens Itself
iiBHlfr! ira ; It! il more flrmly upon a larser number of
BiH iiiii J''U & 1," crrnl routine Industries, these
iHlvilnlP Hf il crises will b IMel to be mole frequent
isiWfiiT HiJii.lflf if Knrh, when It occurs will be n slurp
iMlTiwfli:Sl!.'0 R- lesson In the esscntlall social chnr-
iHlt1 iljlltiS'i- li nclcr of Prlnte Industries and no
iiH ' IV Sttla'lH1 U theoretic objections to sorlallsm will
JlljJ3 ft In tho loni; run keep the ninsiunliiHT
fmiamrtm public from Inslsllni: tint Its sccurlH
VHtlSln "'"' rnnrnleine shall be sareeuanlcd
mtHtf! f) ,iy u'aleer rcmrdles are needel to
JraBBIBiTirf protect It acalnst stoppages of Indus
Its man li ,r' ,l" to faction flEhtB of rlul pio
jJ nn tliiclns Inlerests
H u W jj'l I Signs of the Times In Kussla.
iH li IrSlr iS European Itussli Is Just now the
ilH 'l4 '!"' 8PI ( scene of nrlons social and Industrial
ilH Piftjt"J'! i ffi movements which must be regarded as
i)H' 1 Ij liuJPin' I lilshly Klunlllcnnt It Is true that for
iHi i MllSl'ifjIi ll Jnnny irarn I'foPl' hao fiequently
iiB Mfiojflfflf'1' li Jr".".15.1"1. Lo- ''"' ' 1,n'l "I-"
iH ? llJIr n'J 8 there" In Ilussln. nntlclpitlni; tho
ilH k JVJUJ' Jfc.ifU IV d,""n ?' a Na,t reolutlon, nml ct
ilH I .Mill IT f !Kn? .m. pro('1 tIc'l. nd tho
f KjHt fifl kliSS reolutlon has not ionic Hut even
iiHl iSIrlii HisJlX ''Pon the seemingly endless pliln of
W 'iU:i ffi'jniffl llussla thcra Is no rnid so long but
lrlf!!'! KDjilJE l!"11 ,U h,,B a '""line: Tho lontrer tho
Wl BLl Ilnsslan resolution Is delnjed the ncar-
f , V Sljjf V.1" future It must be It in.i5 not
''tijMflf' 'n "." ,,opc " wl" not bo a Molcnt
H, .-JiMifll. ?.ne ""t It will come. It must com"
pB'1, MlBi'hV humanity forbids that a w,st people
ilH;i '4m lii' "hall remain forever In the Bqualld UeB.
pJHtM .OT3fll aioujlk millions -New York Tribune
pHa v4tJJ r ijiifiB Th8 Crow,nS of the Cock.
l I 1) IS iH'-nnrbuSUrr S0""" rn
tiHfltff' WrJlfilH TI,ouharJ""" I'nngs oer field and
ilH tltJ . c 1HlkIs .-And sllciico over all
iiH il?" ,';llrlS!B 't "!ch f"r tho scltlnR star.
iH fil W ?t f J J? . T!"e. ,lnJ brwik coming on.
r'l ' It iGulNfr ' . . '"'mpet-throoted. near and far.
PH'"t Ml fyltt welcomes In the Aann. '
ilH , ' ' i! ffll.i!ji 0,,.'lr,, ' Joy. no saddened note
ii , h IIPKI .trj, thto has ever sprunB.
W uItJ hynhBea?.V'i,"o,v1e0rUnsn lhy ,hrot'
J 1( IS Jil "ee-blaV.,. l,o?,"Bt"an':,ni,BJ,,n,t,"Chan"
il i .,1 8 "'IJ' rS-'i ,0 '," own vlctSrlou, line,
ilH I lii JSll 5'r.ourt "'. x.y "Pl'-ndor. warrior bird.
M ytm nltVl An'o' thy clarion tone.
iH i I ?IJ: WWri Sr,Jint brr,,'," "fr stirred
iH ul !' .L ic-A r"rtlneo llko thine own
i)K I lit tHtfclJlK I"! ""T1" v?,co '"it sometimes sines
i)H' ? iJTs JUukWH A noto at sorrows c ill.
iH ' JT HI S S,"11 lnR"t ,h0 snnK 'ho morning brines
' (1 1 WiKTi' slngest not at all. "noes,
!' itnfe IfW f J 'iT. ""J1, '.. ,no- W01lll Jnsoiis bo.
1 lilt', Wihu, k .".'1 ca'.' P heaven mid earth and sei
uiiJfV jVlcI 3 .The Kladness of tho dawn
Jlfll" W U lii I , if II, with music ranB
)i"DJ!rS Hi! I ,S.J,".m cul' 'lh plrasure's wine
'Tl ! T- V ' i Tno hnpnloKt bard that sang
ViUlfrtt J I - JI s In Harper's
iH I' tlP U '' ll Tropical Idleness.
iiB1 i( 'Rr Hlln III .Thcr, """ "I'P1""" Khiewj phlloso-
isH J!. !, 11' 'B rhl '" I,umbl'lt famous BnB. "i,,.-
4 ' 3 1 ir. i yf 1,,Mr' ' ""po-sibio'vviiem tho iiUni
psHHtl'1'? lii B1! Prs." Abrnliain Lincoln hu 1 romp.
I A Jh Jh'nf . HI m his mind when speak.
pH Bi Ki' r mi !ntr '?. lno cm" rron cnii. wh con.
PssHJ J'SUf' 18 lnn" leinlnded lilm that the t","
iH JI 1' li1 lii I''" In MMnlsh-Ainer ca Do thev kVow-
iilH'tL.fi I 1 !l i1.!'" "1,'".l l1'" oll"'r Then I r,,i
isH 1 flU S' H e,lec J0U , nW "" XTes.i.1, nt 'the
Wil itlSLM -African "Jiaiiuuiilaml -reportH hoi ic
isH'i ' J !lcc1,,'dlne '" "10 Lo'"n fhronlcle i at
P.H4 h ' ' I: n ? ;c,Lt!ny he f?,,nrt t,ic iicp10 mwri,'
B-: K f. 1 J "f the place that till thej had lo . n v
P.H BH. I Fl i 1 l,to l0" '". ,hc,r hammock" nl d ly a
1 Jr, J, : ft1 j? " '? ' n" nlBht ' Litt e w m
psHWlSllf" li 3 lit ,er ns n Freetown paper remarks I h I
HIMffT i t J Jaflwavsn, f"'k "''l he lew
ttV iii!1 ir Ir. !' -
'N 1 Si 'J T1'6 Aitecs Not a Dead Race.
Hvll''! H( 'j fl d To the mind of the general reader the
ssHli,' 1 ? W 'fe I I ltrm Aztt0 concy li I'l'n of a more
isHli'u, '? ,' 1' t k ' ff '"". ,nl!"y' '"x"nct Brwitness. t,0
iiHk ' , 5 S , I Adca ?f n sTf'at bo,Iy n' nborlRln.il
M il It ? Americans of mjsterlouHoHBln wlm,,t
isB'lMi?lf ml I I ,hB "mo pf ,he a'lvcnt of the Kpi nlih
mm m r- f.i , t l.ad reached the acme of twi r a".
isHlit ' W I?' '' l' Jho rlull!"!on' "n'1 h'n iinexpi" n
psMFj V"'i ttht"y ra nn1 "",,lc",' ""'
iiH I i 1W ill M S These rroblcms-namelj the origin
isHnl r It 11 r d"'Ya'lo". the phjsltal tpe and
isH W , , I t I I ' ls cnl clestl, ,. of the Aztecs In , le",
isB ' .1 III; which history lono proves Insuillelent
sslH-! it 1111 ' i - havo been unci lemaln pionilmntlj
HS U t WAt the subpecti of antluoiiolnBlcnl lines.
HK ' & J I I l'Btlon. and throuRh Iks. I ,, eg,".
isHH' t P iM ' i t,onB' ,n hlcn H"' unlhiopolorica dc.
ssHll. . ', t SJJ I B,r.tmfnt..of ,no American Museum of
y'l Naturla Jllrtorj NewVoik is taking
isHr. & fl f C" ""P?1;""1' lrl enough has nlrea ?
isB $1. if J y 1. !l ; rc"".0 hl"ed .,0 '",ront the hope that
psHi lf' , I J"""' "ry rr future but a little ion.
B' Mill 'ft ' J cernlng the Artecg of the time of th.
isHlT ,V , "nquest are still represenied b ,!
MlV';iii li sn-rous pura.blood survivors
mti'i i "r,i."r rl"y ar'' (,cllHe'' hut Mm 'iie.riv
isH h i iVl '' r ooBnusble by a ttudent of the peo-
Bffl ?f 'I 'i ' J1'6' ,n ',h0 """"-h' "f the clly and ?n
i.Hn, " P ' W," a;"llthc smaller towns" 10
isB 0 Mi'iill. n 1 t ti Val,iy ?f J,0.xl1'0 I'ro'n Iho vallej they
I1 V PW VHV 4 ra" bc ,"lc''1 wulhnord they ar, .
I II ' iA f Ml! fi erout '" '" dmtrjnt. of th? AineV-a.
isHJs' SfcfflEi J':eC1' B"? "'V ,'.,ru,,J' "10u' r'roba.
LLmV: t it sSliA' 2'ly larK'ly mlx.d vv th the Nuiiusn
Bl LW MHmt nrh nf Tlauiiltecii entile u3',"
ilM 1 il El ' v? nlBt lnr and In the inniintafiioiis cntintiv
iiH ( lfWl VsHn' ''t"'"' ciiautta nnd Cu.rnuv.. a in
Hinil'lffi the Hlnl" "' Melos I this 1 ,
ssBn IfA f UiBfc rame1 re"" "lt,re ""' I" iwrtlruii
j'it WtVjVM&iftV0 ,jret- UI,J' Tetelelngo arid)
1: 'ijLmr,
finutepec In which the Aztec-Nnhuan
descendant- not only speak tho purs
Attcc language and know but little
Spanish but they also preserve their
ancient dress nnd indent way of build
ing their duelling In both of these
Milages the nallvCH nro utmost free
limn mixture with whites
To estlmulo the number nf pure-blood
Aztcc-Nahunn descendants still In ex
istence Is very dlfurult The Artec lin
guage Is still used b at least n mil
lion probably more of the natives In
Mexico llanei'H foi Christinas
Took Him ior Santa Glaus.
Krnst Kupfer, a model well known
In the New lork studios, had an un
usual experience on his wny up town
In a Broadway car iecentl. Mr. Kup
fer Is the possessor of an abundance
of white hair and n flowing benrd
A little Khl sitting opposite him
whispered very audibly lo her mother
' Mamma, see there s Hantn Clnus'"
Hush ' said her mother Tint's
but a gentleman
However the little one was not to be
so easily satisfied so she continued to
smile nt Mr Kupfer nnd he taking
from his locket some pictures he hid
Just posed for as Santa C laus handed
them to the little lad Overjojed, she
called out
bee mother I was right! It Is
fcanta Claus, It Is, nnd now 1 have a
chance 1 m going to tell him what I
want for Christians ' Ho without more
ado she changed sells nnd begin to
pour her astounding number of wishes
Into Ihe oil gentleman's ear New
ork Times
Lynching ns a rnstlmc.
The Ulrmlnghim (All) Age-Herald
nf November ltth, ' hits the nail on the
head ' in Its comment on an attempted
Ivnchlng affair In the neighboring town
of Annlslon rortunntely In this case
the troops were called out bv the Gov
ernor nml weie nvailible In time, to
prevent tho mob from putting to deith
11 negro who had not been Idi milled
who had not committed any crime In
Annlston and was not ' vuinted ' there
except to meet the popul ir demand
for a Ijnchlng This is a hard suing,
perhaps but the words ure those of
the Birmingham paper 'Lynching
bees" It sus hive become the pas
time of Ihe lougher element of a com
munltv The seize upon each and
ever occasion for lint purpose In
citement Is what thej want pastime
lerrentlon Tor such a state of things
a moral revolution Is necessnrs The
belter cltlrens of Annlston appealed
to the mob In vain, and such scenes
will occur until a public sentiment Is
created that will put them down' A
moral revolution Is wanted but wheie
Is It to begin? Who Is to put It In mo
lion' Trenching does no goo 1 Bdllors
can acrompllsh nothing by mere writ
ing ami pi luting Nothing except the
ndmlnlslrnllon of 1 iw nnd the punish
ment nf j pi hers hj death or long
terms of Imprisonment will ever put 1111
end to tne practice of Ivnihlng It
must be stopped us the practice of
duelling was slopped In Illinois, whcic
iino of the pirtlea was killed In a duel
nnd tho other vvus hanged In puisuanie
of the veidlit or 11 Jurj That was the
last dtiil ever fought there People,
who had dllllcultles afterwards either
went out of the Htnte to settle them, or
referred them to tho courts of luw.
Hung a tvneher, nnd lynching will
como to un end In Alabama New
lork Hv cuing Tost.
The Bachelor Maid.
'The Bachelor Maid Is probably as
old as tho Hlssy Man, but It Is only
within ens ncollectlon that she has
been recognlz d as a tvpc and properly
labeled Now she Is In the hejdcy of
her glor), and her sisterhood has bc
lome so numerous that she attracts no
more attention than a slater of charity,
n Methodist deaconess or a Unlvatlon
Armj lassie Hln has Veen with us so
long tint It Is safo to say that she has
lume to stay, 'Ihe surctv of her per
manence Is attested by the fnct that
she standa squnrelv upon both feet, and
her poslMontU.j-.forc, has the stability
and sifT-nTT-Tn' n proper foundation
Ihls Is not In the lemolcst way an In
timation that the Bachelor Maid has
laiger feet than the ordinary run of
women, though In be sure, one of the
vcrj Ihsl "lil'ilillVslitTISVs of her moncl
IMtlon Is to clothe her feet In heav
lioots, discording the dainty things
which were used to Head tranicnlly on
the bleeding hearts of men It may be,
Indeul, that the Biihelnr Maid la not
dalntv, nnd has no deslie to be tyiun
leal to men, for It seems tolerant) ap
parent thut her one supreme wish 1
equality cqualltv In opporlunltj nswell
as In envlicinmint And let me ia
lint I think the world should glvu her
all sh asks, and permit her to get what
she wants. If she cin Thlx l t . ,-,.
when the develoument of the Individual
Is nf the vuy llrst Importance, nnd the
convention which hinder such will he
brushed aside, If thej bo not ubiogated
b) common consent Ihe llacnelor
Mnld, therefore has a right to Mrlvc for
vvliu M11 .oni.1. I11 wmtli iiii i.,i
" nil -it onseiviitlv. had
ns well not make themselves unhappy
about conditions which exist, whether
thej consent or not about things which
have ahead) happened and will con
tinue to hipren until the) go out of
fashion bee uise the) had led lo some
thing else "John Ollmer Speed, In
Alnslce s.
Blinking Habit of English Women
' The Htor) of Our farm, ' w hlch
l.ad) Henr) Koimrsct tells In the No
vember numbei of the North American
lie view Is a story of benevolent and,
In vir) huge measure mccessful en
cleavor to rescue fiom mill women who
have fallen a prey to the appetite for
drink laid) Henry pilnts a dalk und
mournful il.lun of il. .,.,,,11,1......
whli li Kiiriniiml the poor of London and
of the 1 xtent to which drunkennisn pre
vails among them men women und
even children It wus to do some. thine
lo suvo the women and chlldien (hit
Lid) Ilonr) Somerset established nn
Industrl il farm eolon) foi Inebriate wo
men at Buxhuist In Hurre), the IIIIim
Institution of Ihe kind opened In ling,
land, and her account of the means b)
whlili hei farm Is )ear by year raising
the fallen and lestorlng them in their
rmiit minds to the homes which their
vice hid iiiaclt desolate Is full of en
leiuragement tu those who are. Inteieit
eel In philanthropic work of slmllir
kind line Is pail of i.ad Ileni)' ,,.
acrlptlon of whit li to he seen dally In
Bonn of the Btiocts of London
. i".".Jn ",'Ur "Rh" ,c understand
what this colon) m,ug, we must leave
for a nioment the nel Is d the Howe rs
and the birds and beasts, nnd go Into
the dingy 1 Itv and pass the courla and
the ule anil tlu pawnbrokers shops
an! the old-clothes shops, vvo must go
down Into the kit. hens whe4e the rati
slut to the damn dukness with the In
habitants, und then w ilk 'out again Into
the dusty street oud then wc .ia b;.
g n to imdc viand what l the center of
nttiactlon to the dwellers In the nar
row court and gloomv Mum At the
corner of the stieet there Is a pulllc
house nnd If we watch that swing nc
door for a moment we shall he a bio to
realise wh) It Is that in Kngland theie
aio more drunken woman than In nny
other nation, and how It Is that 'iie.
biewers haie made larger fortunes
than tan be oniasied ut an) other
trade Between the hours of 1 and i
11 clock von will s.e In Ihls squalid ejls
trlct from 0110 hundred to two hundred
women inter the drink shop with little
babies In their arms and, as those wo
men crowd Into that public house and
stand to drink they will often give the
biby a share of Ihe liquor, and the lit
tle mouth will greedily suck the spofn
or the glass thit has In It the taste of
Bin Between those hours too ou will
see n hundred and fifty or two hundred
girls, with tattered clothes, torn pina
fores, some almost shoeless all ragged,
all dirty, all disheveled, entering with
Jugs to carry away the drink to their
miserable homes As many bo)s under
the age of 14 or 15 will bo there too,
making perhnps 11 total In one after
noon of SOO children '
Why Olrls Object to Housework.
Tho Wisconsin Htato Labor bureau
has been collecting reisons why girls
prefer work In fuitniles und Btore to
household service. Inquiries were tent
to "to persons Among tho answers
were these
' If ladles would only give girls better
rooms, kinder treatment and warmer
beds nnd let them live Independently
more girls would do housework '
"I went Into the factory hecautc I
wished to bc treated like a human be
ing 'Ihe reason I won't do housework Is
becaue I will not be treated like half a
slave and nlwa)s a nobnd) '
'I love houeork but like the host
f other girls I refuse to do It under
present cnndlilnns
' None of the girls I know would do
housework because a Blrl who does It
Is alna)s looked upon as n kitchen
drudge always on duty and seldom
treated Justl) '
I am treated better In the factory
In every wn, and, besides, I am no
longer obliged to entertain In the kitch
en or lecelve m) friends at the back
door, since I can live at home with my
own people '
There Is no sign In any of these re
pIIcb of nn Insistence on the part of ser
vants thnt the) be regarded as mem
bers of the family They desire as little
lo Intrude on other circles as the) wish
for Inttuslon 111 on their own But
the) complain Justl) when the fact of
socHl distinctions Is thrust upon them
with bald brutnllty The Wisconsin
answers, which woull prohibly be good
for an) other State, suggest that upon
the untni tful mistress of the house lies
a lirge burden of responsibility for ' the
seivant-Blrl problem' ns It Is. New
lork Woild
He Who Tights Alone.
The fellow who rights the world alone,
With nevei a word of cheer,
With never a friend his hilp to lend,
With never a eom-ide near
TIs lie has need of a stalwart hand
And a heart not given to mom
II' struggles for Hie ami more than life.
The fellow who tights alone'
The fellow tights the world alone, '
With never a fuller s smile
With never 11 mothers klnrtls tone
His sorrowful hours 10 guile
Who Joins the frav at the dawn of da)
. nl battles till Unlit Is down
Must needs b- sttong for ihe light Is long
Ihe fellow who lights alone'
Ah hitter enouah the combit Is
With everv help nl Inn I
With friends at nred to bid gotspeed,
With spirits that un lerstand
But ilener fir Is the ilsht to one
Who struggles along unknown
Oh blan and grim Is the heirt of him,
The fellow who lights alone'
(led bliss the fellow who tights olone,
n I arm his soul with strength!
rill sarel) out of the bittle rout
lie conquering comes at length
Till far and near, Into ever) ear.
Ihe fume of his light Is blown,
Till friend and toe In tho victor know
the fellow who tights alone!
Nuw York Sun
Prepared for Stingy Folks.
"Mlstith, have )ou a penny you will
give me? I had live pennies, but I
dropped one of them, nnd can t find It.
1 wnnt to get over to Georgetown
mighty bud. but can't pay my fare un
less I raises another icnt."
This wna tho appeal of 11 colored wo
man, made to a man who walked near
hei at the Intersection of Pcnns)lvniTJa
avenue und Sixth street Northwest re
cently. The man diopped a nickel Into
her hnnd, and refused the four pennies
she made a movement to offer him A
Georgetown car came whizzing by, but
the woman failed to see It.
The next man she approached for the
odd penny smiled nt her quizzically,
dropped a nlckil Into her hand nnd took
the four pennies she ofTered A disap
pointed look cume over her face
' I guess I sort of put )ou out of
business by taking those four cents,
didn't 1?" the man asked, good-naturedly.
"Don't )ou believe It " the woman ex
claimed, ns she produced a handful of
pennies nnd sorted out four In prepara
tion for her next victim. "I meeta lots
of stingy folks like jou, and Is alwa)s
ptepaicd for them" Washington Post.
A Kitchener Anecdote.
The charge of woinan-hntlng Is nb
surd enough, but there can be no doubt
of Lord Kitchener's opinion of tho "wo.
manlsh" mnn Nothing can be more
uniompromlslng than his contempt for
effemlnac). On his return fiom l.'g)pt,
It Is sold, a )nung social fop nsked the
Cieneml for his autograph vvhlili he In
tended to have worked In silk on n flim
sy luce handkerchief ho took out of his
pocket. Kitchener look up the scented
hindkerchlef with tho remiirk: "Your
slstei's I piesume"
Wo. eh. in) own A very pretty pat
tern Isn t It? teplled the )oung Lord
'Vei), what Is )our tasto In hair
pins' asked the man who hid won
back Khirtoum St James Gazette.
The "Starvation ure."
Of the miking of "c os." an Bolo.
men mild of books there Is no end '
rrnni Minneapolis comes word of the
latest tho ' starvation ruie"
Mis Un nude -Young of that city had
had an uioplcctln stioke und wus li telly
irllple-d from Its effects Peveral doc
JoiH of the regulir kind had Heated
her but lur case was like that do
scrlbeel In the old it meter) touplet
Afllltlliins sore long tlmo she bore
plDwiclana were In vuln " '
As a last rcBoit she consulted one nf
the vcr) newest Mhool of 'healeis"
.lie starveopiths Ihe) tire far in ad-viiuee-
of the mere inlnd-iuiers. who
tre it people without drugs The sta 1.
wlUmutood" """"' "1,h"lU ,1",B,, und
Mis Iouiii? was told to go home nnd
est no meals for three times n day for
foil days, when her lameness would
enthely disappear And It did After
slarv 1111 for Ihlrtv-nlne ., she , I "
that Is to Fa) ' passe 1 on" One
moie da) and she would hive been
complete!) cured-hut her patience
guve out She. was within twent)'foY,?
houis of demonstrating that a fort)
days' fust Is a specllli cure for uno
pl.xy As It Isell, It icmalns for
some other poor ciedulons crcaturo to
prove it -New Wk World
Capturing the Ermine
Perfei t fur. of the delicate ermine nt
leust. would be marred by the ordlnar)
snare, so the tiapper devises as cun
nlng a death for the e;rm!ne as the er
mine devises when It darts up through
the snow with Us spear teeth t hitched
In the throat of a poor rabbit JSXi
Leslie's Monthl) Smearing his hunt
lng knife with grease, he la 9 It uctoss
the track The little ermine m
trotting In dots and dashes Yind 'alto
and dives to the knife The sriaj?
smell of meat It knows but that frost,
sllvcied bit of steel I. something 11"
The knife Is frosted like- ice let ti,.
ermine has licked m he licks the knife
But alas for tin re-s-mhlani e between
Ico and steel! lis turns to water the
warm tongue, sieel turns to tiro (hit
Misters and holds the foolish little
sioit hv his Inquisitive tongue a hone
Iik prisoner till tho trapper comes
And lest marauding wolverine or lynx
should come first und gobble up price
less ermine, the trapper tomes soon.
And that Is the end for the ermine.
Beacon's Christmas Dinner.
Deacon Johnson gib a dinner
At he cabin Christmas day,
Ait cie preacher, all de deacons
.Nary deacon stay awa)l
At1. .hit sholy did look scrumptious
When de) got de table sot,
Cnlrkin' possum meat nn turkey,
All so brown an sniokln holt
Den dc preacher ax de blcssln'.
An des barly hub got dup.
When do sheriff bus ele do In.
-Mi Brer Johnson tuck an' runl
Den de sheriff lick he moustache
. ,Vn, he sa)s ter olo His 1,011
wen nh ace ah v missed de Deacon,
But-ah think da dinner II do
-',m:' Campbell Hull, In Leslie s
Monthly,
How Temptation Comes.
Unhappy victims of what are called
the minor vices, who try lo brcik off
smoking, and spend a lifetime In ever
varying struggle, or who desire alco
holic stimulation when the) need It
not may, te nlded In a philosophical
contemplation of the cross the) bear
I') rending what William De Witt
H)de sa) In the November Atlantic.
"In the language of phvslologltnl psy-
cnology a present appetite piesents Its
clilms on great billows of nerve com
motion which come rolling In with nil
the tung and pugnnty which Is the
characteristic mark of Immediate perl
Phcial excitation " This is not per
haps, the language In which the man
who wants to take n drink would ex
press himself, but after reidlng It
throiiRh carefully two or three times he
will nnd that It fully covers the case
There is nothing more convincing,
there could be nothing more convinc
ing Having the "Immediate peripheral
excltotlon," nnd nn Immediate perl
pheral Invitation who but a saint eould
teslst A present appetite presents It
self on Breat billows of nerve commo
tion nnd where nre we' full) twent)
feet from the lifeline nnd no getting to
It, with billows still coming Hereto
fore many have truthfully said "We
don't know why we do It but we do"
This state of unenlightenment ns to
first causes can no longer continue af
ter William De Witt II)de has made It
clear In the language of ph)slologlcal
ps) etiology.
What Federation of Labor Hns Done.
Home jenrs ngo the Knights of Labor
numbered 1 000 000, but now their mem
bershlp has fallen below 200 000 Tho
American Federation of Labor Is credi
ted nt the present time with SWOOO
members On more than one occasion
this body his averted the paral)sls of
business which would follow a general
strike. At Chicago, In 1S1I, for In
stance, when the Amerlcin Hallway
union demanded a general or sympi
thetlo strike nf nil mechnnlcs the exec
utive committee of the American Fed
eration rejected the demand Again In
1101, when the Amalgamated Assoela
tlon of Iron, Bteel nnd Tin Workers
asked for a s)mpathetlc strike, bellev
lng thnt with such assistance they
would be able to coerce the United
States Steel corporation, the American
Federation of Labor refused to comply
with their request. These fuels and tig
ures Indicate that, except In a few
trades American labor organizations
have hitherto been too weak to dictate
terms to their emplo)ers, an second
ly, that the dangerous power of order
ing a general or s)mpathetlc strike has
been sparingly exercised It Is the pru.
dent course pursued by the American
Federation of Labor which has led
many onlookers to hope, If not to be
lieve, that the United Mlne-Workers
will keep the promise made by Mr.
Mitchell In their nnme the promise to
abide for three cnrs by the decision
rendered by a majority of tho commis
sion of arbitration appointed by Mr.
Itooscvelt Harper's Weekl).
Blind.
I know tho apple trees above m head
Are bright and sweet with blossoms,
rosy white,
I know that bees are flitting In and out,
And passing near me In their home
ward flight,
I know the )ellow sunlight softly lies
On lender green and blossoms, warm
and kind.
I know yet my poor heart with longing
cries.
For I am blind, Oh, Godl for I am blind!
I know tho west wind gently lifts and
blows
The pine trees' tassels hanging soft and
green,
I know the cherry petals fall like snows.
And whiten all tho ground as I have
1 k"stT k1"1' r0Wn fMe wlth mui1 anii
And bit of string his cosy nest to bind.
1 know and yet mv heure uith nni il
sick, "
For I am blind. Oh, God! for I am blind!
A5.'i 5'. Lhe eelng c5o la not, I sa).
The richest girt that enul I be given me
We, seeing put our feet outside the way
And crush fn r bu Is of opporlunltj
1 ull, fragrant flowers of love, bright buds
or hope,
SWstfnulSr?ln!iW'1 frU" "' m"Cy WC
YUMi'i" """"d'nir, nn we blindly grope.
W "souls' aSbiSS 'ta'l"&
"Lve'rywiiero' M0OrC- ,n ,U" ""-na
Insurance Against Operations
In Huglind people of moderate means
ure beginning 10 Insure themselves
against suiglcal operations The thin
Is that subscribers who pay nn annual
fee shall lie entitled cither to free ud.
mltnnce to a hospital or nursing ut
homo and a free operation or to n llxed
sum paid down to defiu) the cost of an
operation If onn becomes ncceshar) In
IhiRlind, us here, tin- cost of surgical
icpairs to the human bod) hna become
oppiesslvely great to jeisons who Jut
mintage to pa) their vvu) People who
me obvlousl) poor get a great deal of
excellent surglcul and medical treat
merit In hospitals und elsewhere for
nothing but for the next class above
them n serious Illness espetlully If it
Involves nn operation Is ulinost ruin
ous It would seem as If the time was
near when societies foi Insurance
against specialists might be prnlltablv
organized In thelirgei American illle-!
The specialist has tome to be a verv
Impoilant Indeed an Indispensable
Institution especially to families In
vvhlili there an children. Tho oillce of
the family doctor has now become
simplified to the task or coming In and
telling the patient which specialist to
go to It Is not that specialists ctnrgo
too much for their honorable services
are above price It Is thit landlord,
butcher, baker grocer, milkman coal,
man dentist and trained nurse do not
leave )ou money enough to pa) them
appropriately lo subscribe a consul
erablc sum annually nnd have nil tho
icpnlre and desirable Impiovenienla
made In one's family without further
dlshutsemuit would be a comparative
ly simple v a) out of a tioublcsomc pre
dicament Harpers Wiekly.
An Atmospherlo Conundrum
Which Is heavier, dry nlr or moist
air? This Is a question which occasion
nlly agitates the minds of persons who
get to thinking about the weather nnd
when such folks have considered It for
a time und discussed It with their
neighbors, they vvilto to tho nevvsr 1
pers for Informs tlon
Before consulting any niithorlt) a
man Is apt to re-oson in this f uhlon
The nlr absoibs (lie vapor very much
as water dissolves sugar and cons,
quently there must be a gain In weight
for the samo volume If he sh ul 1
write to Prof Willi L Moore, chief of
the United States weather bureau In
Washington though, he woull ftni
that that his own Independent logi
was fallacious, Tiof. Moore s.i)s. "a
cubic foot of dry air weighs more than
a cubic foot of moist air at the samo
temperature and pressure. The addi
tion of vnpor to a cubic foot of dry nlr
enlarges the volume of the mixture If
the nlr Is free to expand, as In the at
mosphere, and as the vapor has only
about two-thlrds the density of dry air
at the same temperature and pressure,
the density of the mixture Is Icsa than
that of dry air "
Now Appendicitis Theory.
Dr H O. Howard of Champaign, 111,
explains the Increase In the number of
cases of appendicitis to the changes In
the methods In milling flour. Up to 1S75
cases of this trouble were exceedingly
rite, and he asserts that the modern
proeess of milling very white fine flour,
which takes from the grain nearly all
the phosphates and leaves only starch
and gluten Is chiefly responsible for the
disease lie asserts that wherever a
communlt) has abandoned the old
fashioned coarse flours appendicitis hns
ver) soon made lt appearance, the
latest Illustration being among the ne
groes of the South who, while their
breud diet was solely corn flour, did not
know what the disease was As the use
of fine Hour has Inrreased appendicitis
has made Its appearance among them
with most disastrous results.
Artist's Work Among Wild Animals.
In An nrtlcle on "ne to K)e with
Wild Beasts,' In Tearsons Magazine,
Mr Head, an artist engaged for many
jears In painting the eyes of wild ani
mals relates some thtlllliig adventures
which he has gone through In the pur
suit nf his work On one occasion, In
attempting to paint the e)es of nn In
ellin elephant Mr Head sa)s. "After
man) unsuccessful attempts, which
mule me more and more nervous and
the elephant more and more restless, wc
put the shackles on him heav) chilns,
fastened wllh huge Iron bracelets
around his legs This only made mat
ters worse, nnd the elephint grew no
wild thut the keepers had to use their
whips and other persuaders.
After a little he quieted down, and
I soon regained courage. Presently I
again clambered nn to Ills knees, but I
had only Just done so and was on the
point of looking Into his eye. when he
threw me )et again this time with
great force, nnd now he lifted his trunk
nnd blew such a blast an might have
shattered tho walls of Jericho. The
building shook, the nlr reverberated
with the deafening noise, nnd all the
other anlmils In the neighboring houses
took up the chnnt, howling, roaring and
growling In one vnst chorus
The awful pandemonium so tin
nerved mo that I had only strength
enough to pick m)self up and scramble
out through the bars my knees knock
ing together, my body covered with
cold perspiration Not for a thousand
pounds pile! on the spot would 1 have
entered thit den ngnln."
Stories About Gladstone.
In an address at the unveiling of a
statue nf Gladstone at Glasgow Lord
Itosebery told some stories of the dead
statesman. "Most men." he said, "arc
Physically brave, but Mr. Gladstone
was brave among the brave. Ho had to
the end tho vitality of physical courage.
When well on to 0 he was knocked
over by a cab and before the b) sland
ers could rally to his assistance he had
pursued the cab with a view to tuklng
Its number." In regard to his genius
for hard work, Lord Hosebery said:
"An eight-hour day would have been
holiday to him for he preached and
practiced the gospel of work to Its full
est extent. When he was staying nt
Dalmcny In 1879 he kindly consented to
sit for his bust. Tho only difficulty
was that there was no time for sit
tings, so tho sculptor with his clay
model was plated opposite Mr. Glad
stone as ho worked, and they spent tho
mornings together Mr. Gladstone writ
ing away and the clay figure of him
self less than 11 jard away gradually
assuming shape nnd form. Anythllg
more distracting I cannot conceive, but
It had no effect on tho busy patient."
Here Is another story. "A contempo
rary of his nt Kton once told me of a
scene at which my Informant was pres
cnt, when some loose or Indelicate toast
was proposed and nil present drank It
but oung Gladstone. In spite of the
storm of uiljuratlon, objurgation nnd
ridicule that raged around him, ho
Jammed his face, ns It were, down In
tils hands on the table, and would not
budge."
rintlnuni Is Freclous.
Platinum today Is worth over V nn
ounce, nnd the demand for It Is stead
lly Increasing. In the manufacture of
certain sclentlllo Instruments and up.
Piratua It Is Indispensable, and chem
ists would llnd great difficulty In get
ting along without vessels of the metal,
which enduro an extraordinarily high
temperature without melting. An Inth
of plitlnum wire Is required for euch
Incandescent electric Inmp, to lead to
the carbon thread, slid X-ray machines
also utilize the substance, certain salts
of which have been discovered to bc an
Impotlunt aid to the photographer.
Phatlnum was first discovered In South
America nnd vvns brought to L'urope In
L.I5 Nearly 100 jtars elapsed before It
wns found In tho Urals, whence moie
than four-llfths of the wotlds supply
of the metul Is now obtained Tho de.
posits occur In gravels which through
centuries have been washed down from
the mountains
Out In the Country.
Away out In the country,
, 'ar from the cltt's rosr
Where the fl-lds are wide and open
And It s miles to any stnro,
There s a wonderful contentment,
mat nuki s glad the farmer s lot
'1 hat the city man has not.
Awa out In the country,
Willi tho fowl and lowing klne,
Ynu don t Inn., to scratch )our hair out
lo get money i, the time l
a,1,'." i""'!H".Ku"' ".ml buckwheats,
got- 1,orU for hat )ou've
Ai,J?.ri.c!"!"ll'."rr. "nrt '"ll stomach,
Which lots of city men hate not
-llaltlmore World
A Typical New York Creche.
Lllllc Hamilton Fiench, wilting In
the December Century t "The Day
Nuiserlcs of New York," gives this out
lno or the work of one of tho best of
these helpful netlttitlons.
The mneer In New lork In this Hue
of work was the Vliglnhi day nursery!
Ui..av-,'",i"!,mA',J" mB 'n menory ,f
Miss Virginia Oshorn. daughter of the
self -villi loZ""," 0boT. 'who'he' :
fT.11.. . 'J ""&'' remembered grate
ful y la New Ymk for her wise, noble
bornUvv "" "?"" ch'";lt' Mi? Os?
w? i 1 ?F ot ral young women
inlrahle l.'i"" ,0 C"CUt0 hl "l"
n,ra,bMu, The nursery Is located nt
f!.Mi7ul i'1'1 "y'1lous fireproof
building or four stories and baseinent
m'"".' fWCh f.TO'wasTpCed
ffirVnt.'aTaVrid'renW
at hnlf-pit 11 and suppet ,'t 6), a phyC
slelans. supervision physical car" kin.
dergnrten Instruction, muscrntnt iin.t
the opportunity for sleep and les'
There aie two plavrooms mill. I .
one inclosed and one.haded V JS n"
!.1eBntnsnor' ?sTXr.nr5W:
Bwi:scrlbJrh'i,en,,s;.flbvVl,n',
ire,,, are p,rf"or1R presen't'oMd-
plans are on foot for an extension In
the crowded tenement-house section in
the vlclnlt).
Abbreveyated Courtship.
Dan Cupid shotte atte my sweteherte's
herte.
Butte shee dodged, and ye arrowe Mr
Soe 1 tooko ayme atte h)r sweto redde
lippis
And, In epyte of hyr dodgeylng, Kr.
le derc lytel soule was qnyto dysmayd)
Butte, expla)nlng I was ye Dr ,
I quvck appl)de more two-hynno salve,
And In my armea cra)del Itr.
Shee wh)snered that shce'd a syster bee.
And woldent I bee llislo a Bro7
"Notte miiclie, pettcl,r 1 sayd, trie thys
instedile
Heir I Jcntlle gayvo hyr Ano.
1 My trewe luve, canst thou notto be my
bride '
I quest) oned nnd pressed her ye Ans
A sorte vo)ce bchynt e mvne care replyde,
'louro soe pressylng, pcrhappes I
Cans
Nowe, 'fajnte herte never wonno laydle
fayr
Noe, nor ever chaynged Miss to Mrs
An )e luve a mode, bee notte afrayde,
Butte, when orrowes illo wyrle trie Krs
---Harpers Magazine.
Need of the Day.
In the attitude toward human life
there abide the two contrasted types.
One Is the voice cr)lng In the wilder
ness, the man clad In skins, ascetic tee
totaler, radlcnl, reformer, agitator, and
of him thev say he hnth a devil, he is
a crank His mission Is to awake with
a ringing ; Repent the dormant public
mind nnd stir the publlo conscience,
but In him Is no safe uplifting and up
building power, says the Atlantic. His
errand Is fulfilled In a day, and after
him thero cometh one whose shoe
latchet he ! unworthy to loose the
mm among men, the Man-Son, living
the normal life of men, accepting the
standing order, paying tribute unto
Cacsnr, touching nlbows with men of
the world, respecting tho conventions
of society, healing and helping nt n
from the common standing-ground of
human life.
The call which comes to the universi
ty from the need of the day Is a call for
trained men, not extraordinary speci
mens of man. but normal men. not ec
centricities but gentlemen, not stub
born tnrles or furious radicals, hut men
of society andgood sense, men of good
health and sanity, men trained In tho
mhool of hlstoricnl-mlndedness.
The X-Rny In Dentistry.
The X-ray Is being used In dentistry
with considerable success. It some
times happens thnt the permanent or
"second teeth are not properly cut.
The mouth is thus disfigured by the loss
of the first set or teeth and the non
appearance of the second teeth With
the X-ray the dentist can determine
whether the second tooth Is In the gum.
nnd, If so, why It has not appeared.
The obstruction Is removed, a passage
opened and the tooth woks gradually
down to Its place
Turkish Woman's Holiday.
Frldiy Is the only day on which
Turkish women enjoy a little liberty
and release from the dreadful seclusion
In which they nre alwnys kept, and
they are not slow to avail themselves
of the chance On Fridays every one
goes to the Sweet Waters of Asia,
which consist of a small river running
about two mlleB Inland, with trees nnd
meadows on each side. Hundreds of
boats assemble nnd glide up nnd down
the river. Every boat or caique hns
two or more Turkish Indies on board.
Tho sight la a very fine one, as each
private caique Is most carefully got
up, and the boatmen wear brilliant liv
eries to match the cushions and the
long embroidered rloth. whirl- hnn,
over the stern and trails In the vvuter.
The Khedlvah of Egypt's Is one of the
finest, In crimson and gold, embroid
ered with crowns and fishes Besides
the liveries, the jnrnsals make a won
derful show, and here may be seen nil
the latest Parisian creations The la
dles must not speak to men, but the
careful observer can frequently catch
sight of veils lowered or other signals
given when a particular boat Is pass
ing, and habltuul frequenters can point
out boats which arc sometimes close
to each other. It Is a very Innocent
diversion and would not sttlsfy West
ern Indies An hour beforo sunset the
police boats appear and force nil wom
en to leave Detroit Free Press.
Educating Awkward Sea Lions.
A half-dozen slippery, shapeless seals
and sea lions floundering about on tho
stage, croaking nnd barking nnd doing
some very wonderful things besides
do not seem In the leist dangerous or
formidable, but there Is hardly any
thing more painful nnd serious than
the bite of 0110 of theiio curious beasts
Mr. Charles Judge, who hns trained
them for )enrs and has a company of
them In the Hngenbeck shim, Is badly
scarred from Iho attacks of these pe
culiar Inlf land-nnlmnls, half llsh The
bite of the sea Hon Is poisonous; be.
sides, Itlsnn ugly wound fiom the man
ner In which It Is Inflicted Although
the creatine moves painfully and slow
1) on land, the motion of Its head
und neck Is extremely quick '1 ho neck
seems to have- nn almost elastic qual
II). One la surprised nt its reach The
sea lion Is like a bulldog When ho
has caught hold he docs not let go at
once, but sets his teeth firmly In the
flesh Then he twists his head, trie
teeth b. lng still embedded In the flesh
und, without relinquishing his grip, he
gives a quick Jerk Tho result Is to
pull out a ragged piece of flesh. If the
anliuil his (.ottcn a deep hold Los
lies Weekly.
Faking nt Rehearsals.
It Is almost Impossible lo tell nt re
hears ila whleli nclois will 'make
good' and which will not. Very often
."iT "t;r,'wl seem sturtllngly
clever at suih limes and disappoint ut
erly In a peiforiiinnie This was usiul
1) because they wcic doing their best
acting with all th,, might, wh 11 ill
era were not A popular story of ' f. k.
lng at reheaisalH Is told or Miss
JncVv"! V,,,n ,l' '" ""known
o New Aorlc Auguslln Duly gave her
the adventuress 10I0 In rho Great
lluhy." and reining thut ho would tako
t Horn her If she, ,11,1 her best lit re!
hearsals (because of Ills Biipposed nro
that no woman but Miss Ada Ueluin
huiilij sucieed g.caiiy litt' Bti"''n
she appeared In bo doing ,er utmos ,
'"t"" In "et acting tho ml,, of .,
ncompettnt nctresH limit. il of the, V,
lalness of the melodrama. I , efen"l
of Mils Bates's story Is tlio "act thut
hedayar ei htr unexpected iirsl nial t
triumph she was ellsinlKH.il fiom to
cuuipiuiy.-Lc,,0 H Monthly.
Capt. Kldd Not n n'rnto.
In Harper's for Christmas John n
Chnmilln makes u strong pica for
Capt. Kldd, who, ho maintains, vvaH
sa.l'o,re.rorWh0rs"B,,rr M"r """ "lh"
be?i,'l,kn,o,wnKIJ.to r,.'nryrs ",?
Chnmplln 'If i,b net? had not tn &
become the subject of State inquiry
Made a polltlc.il soirlflce nt 11 time
when a victim wns needed, the eye,";?
the world weie turned upon lilm and
he has slnee lived In history nml 1
romance, ,, the representative plrae of
modern times, ulthourh there were a
lecoro of other captains In the simo ge
who were far more deserving or the
name He may huvo committed un
Justl la hi., ct,. hut u must be remein.
bered that he llv.d In 11 tlmo when
laws regulating tho commerce n h2
seas were, comparatively unknown!
when every merchant ship wen aimed
and might constituted tho only rUnt
lawlessness wan tho rule ralner ban
the exteptlon nn the ocean, nnd deed,
were perpetrated with Impunity which
1
on laod would v..
their live, M,aie c"'t ,,,
mld Piracies' kno," h.."
crimes, return',1 J""1 veT'
rnay?H--V
a,: :
"""Id have be?nl"(lry flre-Jni
adventurer, wfth tl"Mu?
jorse than that o, "Utli
hut fate wis .Rndi.5"
nauStfiS
p&,raK
Our Fabulous 0n,
The Treasury Depart"1--sued
a monograph 7?
'csofthegrowth0fSnuVh,,
lng the century rrn' ,'N
"1 th. flgurcsVt.
dazzle the Imaging!' "If
wealth of the countoS" Th '
JJ 000 000 000 In lS-i ,a ''silt
.94 000.000 000 In 1900 0n tlV
cent. Our wealth' M,riw
A( (he beginning of ih. "il
publlo debt was iij i!"! Mln
It had rallenTo'sfc,"'
beginning of the civil l. B"r
as J2 74, but In lies .'' Il
J76 08. Since then H ha' i.M'l
decreas ng, undl thi. . ""'"Ks
J12 97, not nt a a tro,,?,Mr ?
to a nation with th. vsi.'"01
sessed by our own .?.'.
money In circulation 1 V"
Per enpka. (he highest Ji..?' 1
aunlned. The depos, ,Tn '
banks of the land arnoim. .,hJ M'
680. which Is a fil?T' i '
pcrlty enjojed by th. itt
nnd the deposits In he "
which are patronlJJ ftj" '
classes, have grown from iS.?'"
ISM to $S.llS7w tMs,ilIWr
York Commercial JrM'-
Th. First Ic. Cram.
Mr, Alexander Hamilton tA
first Ico cream In the cltr ,( I
lngton. She used to tell win .!'
me"1 aof ;he 1e"8ht with which I
dent Andrew Jackson first (,,
Guests at th. next White So 1
rentlon were treated to th,
mystery, and great wis 11,. . '
Initiated w hen the " , '?
of other, to taste th.l,
Those from the rural S.
peclally first e5ed It ,r,w'n,ct'
melted each spoon il'fe1'.'
beforo swallowing It. Th, V...
theyhadachanc,etl;yT.,;if?,t,hl
The late Semtor John u ,
used to te nboul mm P..
cream was served In 8prln.it ii
capital of Illinois. At an evX..
It was passed around In S,'ft
In the process of freezing th. Z
had got a little salt In the , T
as no one had tasted It before, u
thought to be the proper flaiu. i,
statesman, when asked how he L
the new dish, said. l
"I'd llko It better If It e Hi
sweet or salty, but I dont think
mixture Ib very appetizing" .
Imagine the feeling, cf the t
hostess when she discovered Utit
much-vaunted new dessert hu 1
full of salt, and no one knew tno
to tell her of the accident-New I
Sun.
Th. Famous Singer's Letters.
Not the least entertaining thltp
a singer's life are the letters iht I
sent her. In seeing and hesrlnt
artist on the s(age a degree of it
pathy Is established that, I iop
makes the auditor appreciate 1 ctr.
kind of acquaintance with the ilti
This seems, at least, to account
many letters I get But tomit:
they do seem a little personal. (
gentleman, I remember, wrote "T
remind mo of a lovely purtlnt t
You como on the stage and never I
nt the gallery." Another wrote that
neither smoked, chewed, nor in
nnd that when I came his ii
would show me about the town. 0
practical letter I recall, and the cor
ment It contained was of the Unit:
Is always dear to (he singer-! hn
I had given the man a pleaiuie.li!
by my songs, and he wrote me a lit
of advice. He said he knew iltr
were a careless, frivolous spendth.
lot of people, and that I ought toe
my money. Tollowlng wai a Hit
sifc Investments that he recomnrai
benrlng 3 per cent Interest. "Touti
given mo some happy houri Ibu
shall never forget," he said In com
slon. 'Terhaps as a man of eipcri'
I havo given )0U some advice that
be useful." Zelle de Lussan, In UH
Weekly.
Popularity of Football.
It Ib true today ns It wai ten V
ago that tho great game of the I
ball season 1st the game between Hi
vnnl and Yale. Another fact l ft
there Is no sign of a decline In tn 1
terest of the publlo In the fortmMt
college, sports. A decade back them
of us were saying or thinking thit I
Ho interest In the game had ao
mlnalcd nml (hat a period of m
Islud popularity might Iramtow
sit In. The "craze" could not"
nccordlng to the best Judges " '
after yt-nr the Harvard and "'
ball managements have had to "
larger grand stands until l '
benches for the spccUtors arPtt
cover twice more upaco than tne P"
lng field ItselL-Sprlnglleld ncpuWfr
LOVE TIUUMPHAHT.
Helen's lips sre drifting ilmlf
lllon Is consumed with rust ,
All tho galleons of fircees
Drink tho ocean's dreamless .1 "'
Lost wna Solomon's purplt il
Itcstless centuries ago,
i:niilics died nnd left no s ala
Babylon, Barbary and Bpiln
Only one thing, undeface ,
Lasts, though nil tho vvorlls ll n
And the heavens ore overturned
Dear, how long ugo wo Uarneai
There's a sight that blinds Ib- iu.
Sound tint lives when sounds ii
Music that rebukes the birds
LnnguaKO lovelier than wor",
lino un I scent that shams lh -Wlno
no earlhlv vineyard knows,
Ocean more divinely free
Than l'aclllos dralnlesa see,
Sllencu stiller than the shoie.
Bwcpt by Charops steal hy oar
le who lov have learn t It tnie,
Dear, how long ago J"' KIsO
rnuni'iucK lav. rti'NCi- W
In Harner's Magazine
I3YMFATHETIO.
Wllllc.is-noToTkptW';'1,,
son Iho r"oil , w c.r ' the strt
King IMvvnrd rode ulong tne
London? ,
StnopldNn; why? ,y ri I
WKtlcus-It was the er ',
populace They were ""'".iilm
they saw ho was reigning
Herilld. -
ON I.IOHT BTnEET.
First Pteer-At jour eld '
tricks again? ..,.,. Ut'
Second steer-tiambimgi
you mean? u brck
First Bteer -When you eri
(list time, I siw oit loM"
Eaitlmora American.

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