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The YWorld is Governed Too Much."
HENRY L. BlI9SST, Business Manager. ALEXANDRIA, LOUISIANA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1890. VOL. XLV.-NO. 2.
when her eye with misc.hietf dances
And her laugh is ringing thler,
Thetn my love's bright mirth enhances
Charms my heart holds very dear.
When a elcher joy is shining
In the clear depths of her eyes,
Hope a'nd trust a:n peace combining,
Then my love I higher prize.
When her gentle heart is yearning
For antotuher's woe or wrong,
And her eye. to heaven upturning,
Then mny love is yet more strong.
Bnit 'tis when her life's sweet story,
Itursting far off on her' sight,
Lights her face with comring glory,
That in her I mllost delight.
Mirth and joy, and pity tender,
tOthe s, too, mainy rightly claim;
But to n~r fondt angemls render
11nt:! e in proplwtic flaim'e.
-ltinjamin Karr, in America.
The Doctor Met and Defeated or
His Own Ground.
Miss Dora Dwight, on her thirtieth
birthday, received the first love-letter
of her life--the first offer of marriage.
It was hsanded into the dormitory of the
"Physicians' Orphans' llomo"--not, as
may he supposed. a home for the or
phans doctors have made, but for the
children of deceased medical men. -Miss
Dwight was matron the-re, and at the
moment was changing the pillow-cases
before the wash.
"I suppose it's about Johnny Gilroy
and his swelled knee," said the serv
ant. "Doctor Emory seems to think it
Miss Dwight, however, waited until
the girl was gone before she opened the
note. Then, not greatly to her surprise,
she read the words:
MY DEAR DotA-You have known me since
you were a t.auy. IDo you like mie well
ent+trghl to marry hme? Of course, you and I
have given up romtance long ago. I have
hail two wives. Yon mtust he thirty-two or
three. ["tJust thirty," said L)ora to herself;
"hto Is sixty-nine."l You will greatly Iom
provey our position by ittarryin mhie, and I
always liked you. Pleas:t meet me in the
garden after hours. I hope to find you tiun
der the willows., Yours, hopefully,
It was not alove-letter calculated to
flatter the heart of a woman of any age.
At first she said: "I will refuse him."
Then she remembered how good and
kindly he was. "I will accept him,"
said she, "but no romance shall be in
my talk with him. lie shall find me
like a stone. lie shall have the sort of
wife he wants."
It was early when the door-bell
Clanged, and a foot crossed the long
passage, and ceasing to echo on the
painted floor, struck the stones. Earlier
than she expected him, but she was
ready for him under the willows in the
"I am glad to find you here," said a
deep, old voice. "I thought you would
be sensible enough to do what I asked,
but I was not quite sure-not quite. No.
You have read my note carefully? Yes?
Well, imagine that I say to you again
what I wrote. I await your answer with
She looked at him, and he saw that
he smiled in an odd, embarrassed way.
"Will you marry me, my dear?" he
dded. "I see I must make it easier for
ou to speak."
"It was a little hard to begin," she
"The usual reason moves me," he
id. "I'm in love with you. I think it
at to marry again, and I know no one
e you-no one. I've had two wives
ore, I admit. Hlowever, neither of
'-complained of me, I believe. I
a very nice home, and, really, it
be a very much better position for
ban being matron of an institution.
o it admirably, but I hate to see
ere. Your father was older than
we were great friends. I think
uld advise you to say 'yes.' "
put her hand upon his arm.
a very practical woman," she
'If I marry you I forfeit a good
that may be mine for lifo--an
dent position. It is dangerous."
ar, you'll have half of all that
and I'm not poor."
on't think me young, I know,"
ered. "Who thinks a woman
thirty? Blut you have four
business men, older than I.
t approve of the match."
' not at home; it can't mat
SMiss Dwight, with cruel
"the trouble will come
SYou have made a mis
older than poor father.
o a widow, your sons will
fort to take every thing
1 be left with nothing,
. my habits of industry,
I make no doubt you
ich cases; I have."
t-and who can marvel
quite dumb by this
wered-"I am, indeed.
You can take back
ry. Every thing can
I'll tear up your
t that all shall re
swerd, "I am not.
y is only true. I
hope. My answer
d I will make a
ry thing, on our
t," she said. "It
e." She named
p it up.
sible. And you
"I promise, of
ter than that,
use for com
fault that we
"At least," she said, with a degree of
bitterness, "I matched him with his
'romance is out of the question between
two like us.' Matched him, and went
The hell tinkled in the hall just as
supper time was over that evening, and
in a few moments a servant came to
call Miss Dwight.
"It's a gentleman; he don't know who
he wants," she said. "Some one who
knows all about the place, he told me."
And Dora went into the parlor, a bare
looking room, long, and with white
walls, a panel carpet, a library table, a
horse-hair sofa, and six chairs, and the
portrait of the founder of the home
over the mantel-piece. There stood un
der this portrait, with his elbow on the
marble itself, a gentleman. Dark-eyed,
dark-haired, with a face that was not so
much handsome as delightful.
Writers often spend a good deal of
time in discussing what it is that men
see in the women who they fall in love
with-when they say:
"This is the woman for me!"
I believe the woman who meets for
the first time the only man on earth to
whom she would willingly give herself,
has deeper experiences still.
The moment had come to Miss Dwight.
She had waited thirty years for it, and
now she did not know what it meant.
But an unconscious smile came to her
lips, a light to her soft blue eyes, a flush
to her smooth cheek. She looked pret
tier than she could have dreamed possi
ble of at that moment.
The stranger told his business. iHe
had recently come from Paris, where he
had been occupied in certain affairs for
ten years. Meanwhile, his brother had
died, having recently lost his wife. lie
understooxl, to his astonishment, that
his little nephews were in the Home.
"Of course, I wish to take charge of
them," he said. "I am a bachelor, butI
can arrange for their care. They need
not live on charity."
"It is not charity," said Miss Dwight.
"Dr. Ellwood gave largely to the Home
in his lifetime. The children are con
sidered little ladies and gentlemen.
They are well educated; taught the
usages of good society. They will have
a collegiate course when they leave this
place. Most of the girls become teach
ers, I think. The boys choose their
profession. There would be at least no
need of haste in removing them."
They talked together awhile. She
gathered that he was what might be
called a poor man.
lie lingered after the boys had come
and gone. Ile came on the morrow, and
again and again. The ostensible motive
was to see his nephews, but he also de
sired to see Miss Dwight.
. Meanwhile, Dr. Emory called every
afternoon and consulted with Dora as to
the new parlor carpet and the china.
"Buy good things," she said. "What
is the use of getting a carpet that will
fade soon, or china that chips; and
silver makes a table look well. Besides,
the things about a house belong to the
widow-if I should be left."
"She is deuced practical," said poor
Dr. Emory to himself.
This was after the new matron arrived
and was being drilled in her duties by
Miss Dwight, who calmly said before
"You see I'm to be married shortly."
Once he even remonstrated, saying:
"Do you know, poor Nellie never
talked like that; nor my dear Maria."
"Of course not," said Miss Dwight.
"But you remarked in your offer to me
that (of course) you and I had done with
romance long ago."
Dr. Emory tried to laugh, but he was
That afternoon he took a long, long
ride to the sea-shore, and stabling his
horse at the hotel walked down to the
beach. "The season" was over. The
caterers expected only a little chance 4
custom. It was a day when driving
clouds made it cool enough to be pleas
ant. There he sat down behind a big
mound of sand and watched the sea and
thought of Maria, and how he used so
often to kiss the back of her neck be
cause the two little curls looked so cun
ning, and how she thought him hand
some; how dear they were to each other.
IHow long his reverie had lasted he
did not know, when merry voices sound- I
ed in his ear.
A man's tones, those of two little
boys, and a woman's. Surely he knew
the last speaker. lie peeped from un
der his big P'anama hat, and saw Dora.
She had brought the Ellwood boys down
for a holiday, at their uncle's request, I
and he had come also. Dr. Emery
guessed who the gentleman was, for he
had had the case of these boys laid be
fore him, and was looking for two
orphans to fill their places when they
should be gone, but the presence of Mr.
Ellwood gave him offense. "It has quite
the air of a family party," he said.
The boys played about, dug with their
little spades and filled with white sand
those painted pails which all good
picnickers buy at the seaside. They
took off their shoes and stockings and
waded along the edge of the water. The
elder people seemed as happy as they,
and how young! At last they sat down
very near to Dr. Emory,with their backs
to his sand burrow, and he saw a man's
brown hand drop upon a little white one
and hold it tight. Without showing
himself he could not see their faces.
"Do you know why I asked you to
come here?" said the owner of the brown
"To mind the children, as Sally says,"
replied the owner of the white hand.
"No, to tell you something," said
Brown Hand. "Darling little woman,
prettiest and sweetest of all created
beings, I have loved you from the first
moment I met you. Do you think you
would mind marrying a man who has
his fortune .,et to make? Could you be
poor with him, and yet be happy? You
see, I am poor, but I adore you, and I'm
selfish enough to ask you to do just that
for my sake, if you can try to love me.'
The white hand fluttered. A soft voice
"I should not have to try it," she
sobbed. "It seems to come of itself, and
as for poverty I'd rather beg with you
than live without you and have
millions. Oh! don't look happy, don't
ok .ppy, dear, when - ye both
J 9 s miseratble.\ I'm en.a
thought I had outlived romance, and I
promised to marry an old man who only
wants a lady at the head of his house.
Oh! why did you not come to me one
Silence fell. Dr. Emory heard them
rise and go away. In a minute more a
little boy rushed up to the sand mound
and poked it with his spade.
"Here's a dead man," he said-"a
"No; it's a tipsy man," replied Billy.
"Let's pile sand on him."
This they proceeded to do, until Billy
descried "uncle beckoning," and they
departed on the run.
After the last train had gone city
ward, an elderly gentleman took a sand
wich and some ale at the hotel before
getting on his gig. lie emptied a great
deal of sand out of his pockets, did not
fee the waiters, and seemed to be, the
cashier said, "in a temper." It was Dr.
Emory. lie drove straight home, and
sat down at his desk.
"Thank Heaven, I can appear to have
the best of her," he said, spitefully.
"But the next time I propose to a woman
I will not tell her that romance is out of
Then he wrote:
Miss DWIlulT-I am an old man, but I find I
have imade a mlistake. I have too much ro
mance left in me to narry you. Any pecu
niary recompense you desire I will offer;
and, if you like, the matron's place is again
Miss Dwight only noticed this note by
packing her engagement ring in pink
cotton and sending it back. She did not
want the matron's place, and she mar
ried Mr. Ellwood very shortly.
Dr. Emory is now courting a girl of
sixteen, who vows she adores him, and
wishes very loudly that he were hers.
lie likes it.-Mary Kyle Dallas, in N. Y.
SOME TALL CHIMNEYS.
Towering Smoke-Stacks That Rival the
World's Highest Spires.
The tallest chimney in the United
States is claimed by Kearney, near
Newark, N. J., it being 335 feet high, 28
feet in diameter at the base, and con
taining no less than 1,697,000 bricks.
Enormous as some of the American
smoke-stacks are, they are but pigmies
besides those in the "old country."
Scotch and English chimneys, it seems,
are famous for their cloud-reaching
peculiarities. At the Dobson & Barlow
Mills, Bolton, England, there is an
octagon stack 369.01 feet in height and
over 33 feet in diameter at the base.
Glasgow, Scotland, is famous for its
tall chimneys. Tennant & Co. have one
which runs up 355.,' feet, with a base
of 30 feet, while the great Townshend
stack, in the same city, towers
408 feet into the air from the founda
tion, with a big base measuring 32 feet
in diameter. This is generally spoken
of as the tallest chimney in the world,
although the men of Paisley declare
that they have one 500 feet high. In
Halifax, England, there is an octagon
tower rising 381 feet, with a base of 30
feet and weighing 10,000 tons. In Brad
ford there is a stone shaft rising 300 feet
above the ground, being 9 feet at the
summit. At the shell foundry of Wool
wich Arsenal there is a chimney 223 feet
above the ground and 10 feet below it,
with a Portland stone cap weighing
seventeen tons. The West Cumberland
Iron Works have one 251 feet high, and
at the Dundee Linen Works there is one
rising 282 feet from the ground. At the
Edinburgh Gas Works there is one ris
ing 341feetinto the air, and Huddersfield
has a circular shaft of 331 feet. In
France the tallest smoke-stacks are
built of iron, the most notable being two
at the Crusot works, one being 197 feet
high and the other 279 feet. Liverpool,
too, has one cloud-toucher in the shape
of a chimney at Musprat's works 406 feet
Taken by themselves these altitudes
do not, perhaps, convey any very strik
ing idea to the reader, but when placed
in comparison with the height of other
structures it will be seen that they rank
among the highest constructions in the
world. In fact, there are but two or
three of the remarkable columns, menu
monets, towers, etc., that lift their heads
above the highest of these chimneys.
The Washington monument is only 55
feet higher than the Paisley chimney,
and only one pyramid, that of Cheops, is
higher than the Townshend smoke
stack in Glasgow. The Bartholdi statue,
which is 329 feet high, is 11 feet
shorter than the chimney of the
Edinburgh Gas Works, while the towers
of Notre Dame, P'aris; the porce
lain tower, China; the spire of Trinity
Church, New York, and the lofty tower
of St. Botolph's Church, Boston, En
gland, are all exceeded in height by the
Bradford stone shaft. The City HIall
tower, Philadelphia, is only 37 feet
higherthan Lt. Paisley smoke-stack,
while Dobson & Barlow's chimney is
nearly twice as high as the leaning
tower of Pisa, and is 80 feet higher
than the dome of the Capitol at Wash
ington. The Bunker IIill monument is
overtopped 30 feet by the West Cumbor
land chimney, and the Woolwich Arse
nal smoke-stack lacks only 5 feet of be
ing twico as high as Pompey's pillar.
The RIbchest Man In New York.
You may see John Jacob Astor almost
any fine afternoon taking a slow and
measured walk up Broadway. He is
a six-footer, with a Dutchman's heavy
figure, burly in Vroportion but not fat,
and has a well-seasoned face on which
the only hirsute adornment is a heavy
mustache. This is the man who is just
now building a mile and a half of houses
in the upper part of the city on the East
Side. He owns blocks and blocks of
houses already, and is counted about the
best landlord in New York. His tenants
pay the extreme price, but they never
have to ask twice to have necessary re
pairs made. There is another peculiar
ity about the Astor operations. They
never allow afty one to beat them down
on rent. The price at which any house
is to be rented is set down in plain
figures. You can't get it for a dollar
less, though it stands idle for years. Its
being vacant may bring about an inves
tigation to see if the price should be
lowered, but until the flgures are
cbanged on~the resrting-book voi o~t
A Very Live Party with a Very Live Issue
Before the People.
We don't hear much nowadays about
the "dead" Democratic party. The com
mon-sense invention of lion. Grover
Cleveland seems to have reversed the
political machinery of the country, as
most plainly indicated by the results of
the recent elections, and it is now a Re
publican funeral! We hear nothing of a
Democratic funeral, or a dead Demo
cratic party. The fact is, the Democratic
party is a very lively party just now, and
the Democratic nag-revenue reform
has come out of the November races a
winning horse. With a good record,woll
established as the winner, he surveys
the whole field complacently, and finds
the surroundings and the prospects
bright for the relief, in the near future,
of the people from the unjust effects of
the robber tariff of the Republican
The Democratic party stands for rev
enuo reform and proposes to wage a
vigorous warfare against unnecessary
taxation of the necessaries of life-pro
tection to privileged classes. The Dem
ocratic party must not waver in its posi
tion; it must make the fight like men.
Those who are not for it had better get
out of the party, whether it be big or
little. The issue here is a matter
of principle. We would rather be
beaten on this platform than to
win without it. The whole history of
the Democratic party is in this direction.
Its platforms, always, and its practices,
when in power, have all committed it to
this policy. The sixty years of power
under the Democratic party were the
most prosperous of our history.
During that time we acquired all the
territory west of the Mississippi, Flor
ida, the Pacific Slope and the great
plains. Then our commerce was under
dvery sky and our celebrated clippers
hoisted their flags in every harbor. The
Morrill tariff drove them all off the
sea. Taxed out of existence, England,
with cheap iron, was enabled to use that
material and thereby monopolize the
carrying trade of the world. Grinnell,
Garretson and Vanderbilt had to leave
the ocean and invest in railroads. Mill
ions of capital is now ready to again
send the American flag on its peaceful
mission to trade and .commerce. The
Republican party, with its abominable
tariffs, says no.
The Democratic party bears the voice
of Jackson from the grave: "Special
privileges to none." Here stands the Dem
ocratic party. Upon this question there
can be no compromise, no truckling for
votes. We can not "stoop to conquer."
This may do very well upon minor ques
tions, but this is vital. We are not to
be frightened by being told we shall
alienate this or that interest. Let
them go. So said the Democratic
Governor-elect of Ohio, who dared
to stand in his place and vote
for free wool in Congress, and during the
canvass talked for free wool on the
stump. His indorsement by the voters
of Ohio was an indorsement of free
wool. The Republican press may pro
fess to ignore the fact, but there is no
escape from the logical conclusion. The
principle is right, and that is the final
answer. Besides, it is good policy.
The spoliative system never withstood
discussion. It did not in England when
the landed interests and all the monop
olists were arrayed against it, and yet
Richard Cobden and John Bright, by the
simple force of argument, drowned them
all. The Democratic party drowned the
ablest and most wily advocate protec
tion ever had, Henry Clay, by the sheer
force of the justice of the cause. It can
not fail now. Wheat, corn and cotton
rule these United States. The great
carrying-trade railroads, rivers, canals
and the employes operating the same all
stand with their interests on this side.
Large manutfacturing interests are here
also. The manufacture of agricultural
implements, of cars and railway imple
ments, manufactures of tobacco and
many other.s are all on this side.
Bold, fearless, manly discussion will
array such a force against the spoliative
system that it will fall, friendless, into
its dishonest grave. Duty and policy
both prompt us onward. If true toprin
ciple victory is assured.--J. G. Prather,
in St. Louis Republic.
The Scheme to Put Congressional Elec
tions Under Federal Control.
There is little positive opposition in
the Republican press to the scheme to
put Congressional elections under con
trol of Federal officials. HIere and there
is some apprehension that it will prove
an unpopular measure and hurt the
party, but there is no vigorous dissent
on the ground of principle. The Presi
dent paltered with the subject in his
message without going out of his tem
porizing attitude toward most contro
verted measures. The object is, of
course, to control the elections in the
South. If all the officers who form the
election and canvassing boards are the
selection of the central Federal power
and hold positions for a long term of
years at the will of the President, there
would be irresistible temptations to
abuse by zealous partisans, and the
party in power would practice strange
self-abnegation and virtue if' it did not
avail itself of the machinery at its dis
posal to perpetuate its power. The bill
introduced in the Senate by Senator
Sherman comprises the most odious
features of the scheme, and will, per
haps, be considerably modified before it
comes up for action. While the ten
dency of the Repablicans is toward this
arbitrary and dangerous system, the
Democrats, both South and North, are
taking ground for the Australian ballot
method. Recent interviews with the
Governors of both the Virginias, Ten
nessee, Arkansas and other Demobratil
States show entire unanimity in favor
of the reform, and they are believed to
reflect the sentiments of their States.
With the adoption of this, or its essen
tial features, there is no excuse for the
interference of the Federal authorities
in the methods of voting in the States.
-St. Pat\l Globe.
-Mi. Harrison speaks in pretty
strong lnguage regarding trusts. But
the trus are not afraid. He speaks~ in
just as ltrng laniigftregardi thg the
necessitt keeping uphe taWA 4hc
SHOULD BE PROTECTED.
A Case That Should Be Investigated by
Says the Muscatine (Ia.) News:
"But talk of carrying coals to Newcastleo
What is that compared with this Muscatine en
terprise which ships a whole train of fir and
redwood from the Pacific coast to Muscatine
and returns it in elegantly wrought work for
the finest hotel in the Northern Pacific coun"
Where are our protective regulators of
industry? This thing should be stopped.
It will never do to permit the Muscatino
manufacturers to take the broad out of
the mouths of the working people of the
Pacific coast in this way. It was all
very well to send the train of fir and
redwood from the Pacific coast to Iowa.
That was "export trade," and according
to our high-tariff doctors export trade is
a good thing. But it was all wrong to
permit the wood to be carried back to
the coast in the manufactured state.
The Pacific coast should protect its
labor against such invasion by the
products of the "pauper labor" of Musca
Does Mr. Chairnan McKinley say that
the National constitution forbids the
protoection of the Pacific coast workmen
by means of a tariff on the manufactures
of Muscatine? So much the worse for
the constitution if Mr. McKinley's eco
nomic teachings are sound. The consti
tution should be amended as soon as
possible so as to permit the wise law
makers of the slope to protect their labor
against the pauper labor of Muscatine,
and eke to permit the wise law-makers
of any other section to do likewise.
It is true that a principal object in
establishing the constitution was to put
an end to State and sectional protection
ism. But according to McKinley's
doctrine "the fathers" greatly erred in
this regard.-Chicago Times.
FREE RAW MATERIAL.
Able Views Clearly Expressed by a Re
publican of Ilgh Standing.
Joseph M. Wade, editor and general
manager of Fiber and Fabric, a publica
tion devoted to the interests of the cot
ton and woolen trades, in a letter just
As a born naturalist and a student of natural
law and natural rights I am satisfied that the
duty on raw material should be removed, with
perhaps some rare exceptions. It would then
bring not only our carpet manufacturers, but
all other textile manufacturers, down to a
hard-pan basis with theei foreign competitors,
and if we still retained n sufficient protection
on manufactured goods, we should be able to
compete favorably in the markets of the world,
while keeping our own. This conclusion is a
natural one, and not drawn from statistics or
commercial reports. I am satisfied that
the life of tke Republican party depends on
their action in this matter of raw material. It
is no longer a question of political deals, but
has become one of the wrongs which a great
people must throw off; and we have advanced
so far in education that even our laborers see
conclusively that we are saddled with this un
natural and unrighteous tax on raw materials,
which only prohibits us from buying where we
can buy cheapest. I am not prepared to apply
the principle to manufactured goods, but the
day has come when it should be applied to raw
material, and the day will come when we can
apply it to manufactc'rcd goods as well. Let
us guard well our industries and make no mis
Mr. Wade is, and always has been, a
Republican, but he is not a politician.
The views he expresses so ably and
clearly are shared by thousands and ten
thousands of intelligent Republicans,
who will not continue much longer to
vote with that party if it persists in its
present war upon American industries.
DRIFT OF OPINION.
- Mount Vesuvius and Mount For
aker are both in eruption. These be
seismic and serious times.-N. Y. Sun.
- Many Republicans admit that Mr.
Harrison overdid the Cheap John busi
ness when he appointed Wanamaker.
- It is possible that after the Repub
licans in Congress have thoroughly com
mitted theinselves to something, the
President may pick up the courage to go
and do likowise.-Providenco Journal.
- Senator Voorhces, in introducing
his tariff-for-revenue-only resolution,
shows a gratifying advance in his own
political education; but it is like laying
pearls before-Senators who do not care
for pearls.-Philadelphia Record.
---In answer to a circular of inquiry
lately sent out by the New York Dry
Goods Reporter to firms engaged in
the manufacture and sale of woolen
goods, out of seventy-eight replies re
ceived fifty-nine declared themselves in
favor of free wool and nineteen in favor
of a reconstruction of the woolen duties
on an ad valorem basis. As a general
proposition it may safely be affirmed
that makers and dealers in woolen goods
"know what is eating them."--Philadei
- Mr. Harrison's declaration is cor
rect that "great benefit will accrue from
the adoption of some system by which the
officer would receive the distinction and
benefit that in all private employment
come from exceptional faithfulness and
efficiency in the performance of duty."
The theory is unexceptionable; but the
way to reduce it to practice does not seem
to be in the line of appointing subordi
nates who will decapitate office-bholders
by thousands merely because a new ad
ministration has come in.-Pittsburgh
---Says Henry George: Look at our
tariff. Here we see the power of our
Government applied directly, purposely,
continuously and unconstitutionally to
give some citizens an advantage over
other citizens-to make the rich richer
and the poor poorer. Look at Mir. Car
negie with his income of millions and
his castle in Scotland; look at the men
of whom he is the type, and then at their
workmen, the poor, deluded creatures,
who have been told that it is they who
are protected; that this precious system
of robbery is all for them.
- The Republican Senators in the
Montana Legislature have declined to
investigate the tunnel-precinct election
case in company with a delegation of
Democrats. The proposition was as fair
as could have been ma n and would have
resualted in disclosin the, real facts is'
the case. The avera a man will noe
slow to conclude tha-f the Demoot
made the proposition n the Repah;.
ias refused it.ht er had nothir i ti.
} coiIpoesil ethe r wished to keep
MODERN ART CRITICISM
What a 'owspaper Stan Heard and Saw to
a Gotham Gallery.
Miss Daisy Chano-My! but isn't that
dog natural? And so like my dear,
lovely Tatters, too!
Mr. Softe Toane (languidly, and with
a covert sneer)-I believe those blacks
and whites of Von Skoon's are considerd
natural. Nowadays a man must fairly
saturate himself with realism before he
can get any one to look at his pictures.
This fellow Von Skoon has been im
bibing Millais for the last two years
and (with bitter irony) now, I suppose,
he will become quite popular.
Miss Chane (to whom modern art jar
gon is an unknown tongue)-Meroy mel
I've always heard that artists and poets
and people like that drank terribly, but
I never knew it was as bad as that.
But what's that picture over there? I
can't quite make it out, but it looks like
a thunder storm.
Mr. Toane-Ah, Miss Chane; in the
presence of that man we artists stand
reverently, hat in hand. He has ab
sorbed nature, and now he absolutely
exudes it upon every canvas he touches.
(Stands in attitude suggestive of rapt
attention and silently describes an are
in the air with his right thumb after a
fashion common among artists and con
noisseurs.) How tender and subtle! See
how the shadows on the hills are
handled, and how strong that figure of
a woman is in the background. How
splendidly she is drawn! You can almost
see her move. To me the whole effect
is as mystic and wonderful as-as-
Miss Chane-B3ut the catalogue says
that this picture is "Thunder Storm in a
Hay Field," and that's a haystack and
not a woman in the middle of it. I knew
it was a haystack the minute I set eyes
Mr. Softs Toane (with a superior,
compassionate smile)-Really, Miss
Chane, you must be careful not to let
your taste for realism, or as you would
call it in your Philistine way, what is
natural, blind you to the ideal side of
art. Now here is something which I
fear will please you.
Miss Chano (delightedly)-Why, it's
newsboy, and he's had his face all
nicely washed, too. He looks as if his
mother had fixed him up on purpose to
have his photograph taken. I wish
the little boys in my Sunday-school
class could all see that picture.
Mr. Toane (with a sigh of despair)
Ah, my poor little Philistine? I fear
your case is hopeless. You represent
the misguided spirit of the age, always
seeking the real and the practical, and
missing the subtlety and suggestiveness
of high art.
Miss Chane (bluntly)-I don't under
stand all that, but I like that picture so
well because the boy's so clean. I think
it's a good example.
Mr. Toano (abruptly)-Really, I am
afraid we have not much more time to
spend here, but before we go I would
like to show you a little thing that has
pleased me very much, although there
is nothing in it perhaps that you would
call natural. It is by a new man, and I
believe I may safely claim to have dis
covered him, although, to tell the truth,
I have never even seen him.
Miss Chano (gazing intently at the
picture)-I can't quite make it out, but
it's real bright, and that big splotch of
crimson down in the corner is a per
fgetly lovely shade. That girl we met
as we were coming in has a bonnet
trimmed with exactly that color, and
Mr. Toane-How tender and subtle
and exquisite! Ah, that sky! Ah, that
lake with the wonderful sunset! What
superb treatment! That man must have
Jack Daubley (a practical, modern
artist, sotto 'oce to hi# friend)-I told you
that racket would work. You remem
ber that piece of burlap I had 4in the
studio to wipe my brushes on? Well, I
cut it up and framed it. You saw this
thing standing on my mantel just before
the exhibition opened. That one had a
crimson sky? I tell you it's the same
picture, only I decided to hang it in the
other way, and now the sky's a lake.
Miss Chane-Do lets hurry, or we'll
be too late for th3 matinee. [Exeunt.)
The Dull Senses of Criminals.
SSome Italian observers have been re
cently testing the senses of criminals,
and they find these duller than in the
average of people. Signor Ottolenghi,
in Turin, found, last year, a less acute
sense of smell in criminals, and he now
afirms the same for taste, which he
tested by applying bitter and sweet sub
stances (strychnine and sachrine) in
dilute solution to the tongue. HIe finds,
also. the taste of the habitual criminal
less acute than that of the casual offend
er, and a slightly more acute taste in
male than in female criminals. Experi
ments with regard to hearing were made
by Signor Gradenigo (also in Turin),
and of eighty-two criminals he found
fifty-five (or 67.3 per cent.) to haveless
than the normal acuteness, the greatest
inferiority being in the oldest. In fe
male criminals the relations were some
what better: fifteen out of twenty-eight
had hearing under the average. The
limitsof variations in acuteness also
appeared to be much wider in criminals
than in normal persons. Ear disease
was common. Signor Gradenigo attrib
utes these things to bad hygienic con
ditions of life and vicious habits.-Pall
Some of thq Causes of Leprosy.
Now that leprosy is being so much
discussed in various parts of the world
it may not be uninteresting tocite afew
of the chief causes set down in the old
Hindoo medical works as inducing lep
rosy: (1.) Sleeping intheday time; (2.)
eating when the appetite is not keen;
(3) gluttony; (4) eating too much ~o'
new rice, curd, fish, salt, acids, treaelei
iand cakes; (5) drinking cold water when
~fatigued or suffering from fear; (6) ex
cessive physical exeortion ifter meals;
(7) exposing .one's self Tor any long
time to the sun after breakfast or noon
meal; (8) drinking liquots; (9) Insult
ingla Brabmin- Itwoulabe inte~etiang
to find out in how many cases tWoyI
has had its origin in thh insult t
PITH AND POINT.
-He is a very weak man whom money
can lure away from himself.-Advance
-It may be wise to think twice before
speaking, but it is a sign that you are
-Comparison, more than reality,
makes men happy, and makes them
-Frankness consists in repeating all
the disagreeable things one has ever
heard about one's friends.-Judge.
-We are apt to become narrow-mind
ed and selfish when we allow ourselves
to fret and worry because we can't work
in a certain groove.
-When a man has done a good thing,
he sits down to rest, but when he has
done a bad thing, he loses no time in
-If your heart is larger than your
head you injure yourself, and if your
head is larger than your heart you in
jure your neighbors.-Atchison Globe.
-He who attempts great things, may,
it is true, fall short of his designs; but
certainly he who attempts but little will
not accomplish much.
-Nothing is more wearing on a sensi
tive nature than to be made a sort of
safe-deposit where people can leave
their secrets.-Milwaukee Journal.
-Human history is the history of the
education of conscience, of the ever-in
creasing apprehension of the moral law,
of the widening of the circle of ethical
-All experience hath shown that
mankind are more disposed to suffer,
while evils are sufferable, than to right
themselves by abolishing the forms to
which they are accustomed.
-It is easy in the world to live after
the world's opinion: it is easy in soli
tude to live after our own; but the great
man is he who in the midst of the crowd
keeps with perfect sweetness- the in
dependence of solitude.-Emerson.
-Method or system is not given to a
men to posess. Some men have nos
tom; they are always in a mud l-e. AV'..
times they get hopelessly, blocked and
others have to put t1~ sitraight. Me
thod implies forosight a logical mind.
A man should thiiik o ls work and ar
range it beforehand.,
--As a rule the things that are best for
us are not those that we most desire,
and the things that we most desire are
not those that would be best for us.
Therefore it is that one cause for grati
tude which we are likely to overlook, is
the fact that we do not have given to us
the things that we most desire, and that
we do have given to us so many things
that we do not desire.-S. S. Times.
HUBBY SWEARS OFF.
flow IIs Wife Induced Him to Give Up
the Habit of Smoking.
A young benedict in this city tells a
good joke on himself which illustrates
the influence a wife has over her hus
band, provided she can reach his pocket
book. The young husband is in charge
of a department of one of the larger re
tall Main street stores, and before many
months hopes to become a member of
the firm. He is addicted to smoking, and
in a moment of weakness confessed to his
wife that his cigarscosthim onedollara
day. '.'Do you smoke ten-cent cigars?"
she asked. He replied in the affirma
tive, and the young bride, who had ideas
of her own regarding economy, asked.
him if he would not give her in the
evening when he returned home 'ten
cents for every cigar he had smoked
during the day for pin money. She ex
plained that her idea was to break lm' -i
of smoking, and as he acknowledged .
he wanted to quit, but did not have the
courage to do so, he readily consented to_ ;
"I was as good as my word fo one .
month," he said the other evening,
"and kept a faithful account of the num -
ber of cigars I smoked each day. Some
times it would be nine, butmore oftenert
it was a dozen. When the month had
passed my wife informed me that I has
given her 8$2. That- made 864 I had
spent for cigars, and my salary was only U
$150 a month. I saw it would not do. I
had numerous consultations with my
friends before getting married as to
whether a young man could afford to
marry on a salary of 81,800 a year, and
had been told that he could if he wasn't
too extravagant in his notions. Th °
were only two things to do, quit amok
ing or tell a story every night when I
geot home. - would hardly give me
time to put onmy smoking jacketbefore
she would say: "Now, how many cigars
have you smoked to-day?" Her tone
expressed so much confidence that I
would have to 'fess up, and at last Itold
her that, with her permission, I would
swear off. She readily consented, and I
haven't smoked a cigar since."-Kansas
"low an Accident Insurance Man Got Ia
Stranger-Beg pardon for interrupt
ing, but you probably noticed in the pa
pers this morning that Lord Nabob, who
is on a visit to this country, met with
an accident in the park yesterday. He
is a stranger here, and some prominent
citizen like yourself should see that he
receives proper attention.
Business Man (much flattered)-Real
ly, I had not thought of it, but
Stranger-You probably noticed in the
paper, too, that six persons were injured
yesterday in a subway explosion.
"Why, yes. Were there any loads
among them?" '"
"Possibly. No telllng* Two men
were killed yesterday byelectric wires."
"I noticed that, but-" `
"And a nunbar of persons were run
etyos. but tas lord-"
"Ah, yes. The Lord wi , .-.
june1t bow; but our families
beoorgotten, sir; and asweAek n
onposed tp these dangers, I
sibly you lig wist
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