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glie SHicMat Jpnilu. gaglc: agues Jag Hloruntg, ffefauaiy 28, 1893.
Since tho location of (he Caduhay
pork-packing plant at Los Angeles quite
a hog boom lias sprung up
As to the personal appearance of the
Cleveland cabinet, Gresham and Herbert
wear full beard, Lamont and Morton
wear moustaches, and, Carlisle, Bissell
and Smith are clean shaven. Cleveland
and his vice, Stevenson, both wear mous
Dr. Mary "Walker told a reporter, who
interviewed her on the subject, that
crinoline was wicked, immoral and un
healthy. The doctor thinks male attire
much more conducive to female health,
physical and moral, and that is why she
has adopted it.
Tho president and ex-and-to-be-presi-dent
are as chumming as two old cronies,
apparently. Four years ago Grover
Cleveland rode to the capitol sitting on
the right side of Benjamin Harrison.
This time Mr. Harrison will sit on the
right side of Mr. Cleveland during the
General Doubleday, tho last surviving
officer of the Tort Sumptor garrison,
and General Beauregard.the commander
of the Confederate forces which captured
the fort, died within about three weeks
of each other. Verily the old landmarks
of the troublous times of the early sixties
are nearly past from view.
Treasurer Biddle's action in refusing
to pay out the state's money on warrants
from tho Dunsmore body sitting as the
legislature, thereby protecting his bonds
men, will go a good way towards satis
fying the public as to the validity of his
bond and tho security of the public
money that passes into his hands.
Atlanta Constitution: "Tho spirit of
border ruffianism is still rampant in
Kansas." Aye, but in tho language of
the great apostle to tho Gentiles,
"Where sin abounds grace doth much
more abound."' Tho crisis at Topeka
passed, happily, without coming to a
crisis, though it was a mighty close call.
The decision of the state supreme court
in. the legislativo contest caso is most
important in its mathematical bearings
as well as political and otherwise: It
settles the problem that has been in dis
pute for several weeks of which is more,
fifty-eight or sixty-three. Tho schools
can now take up the samo lino of text
books that have been in use, and proceed
Chicago Inter Ocean: "As snow in
sufcnmor and as rain in harvest, so is
honor when placed upon a foolish per
son' said Solomon the great, who was
the shrewdest of politicians as well as
the wisest of philosophers of antiquity.
The proverb has lost none of its force
during the 0,000 years that it has been
current, as recent events m Kansas
Governor Lewelling has had some
very bad advisers and they got him into
serious trouble. Tho Atchison Champion
is of the opinion that some other people
at Topeka were listening to very bad
advice, also. No doubt of it. But it is
hoped the era of vagaries has now given
way to reason, that common sense will
repair as far as may be the injury that
has been done.
Another murder was committed in tho
prize ring in San Francisco Friday night.
This makes tho fourth murder commit
ted there in recent years under similar
circumstances, and at last steps are be
ing taken to prohibit such savage prac
tices by legislative enactment. Although
conducted under the guise of sport, there
is nothing moie brutalizingand demoral
izing upon the community than prize
The month of January, 1S93, will go
down to history as a period which mark
ed the death of an unusual number of
noted men in the United States. Nearly
all of those master minds were of hum
ble origin and several of them were
brought up on tho farm. There are lads
on the farm today who will bo our fu
ture statesmen and leaders of thought,
but llicy will not bo of tho Anarchistic
breed',' nor are they of thoso who quit
the farm and go to town with tho idea
of getting an easier job.
Eulogies of deceased senators and rep.
resentatives in tho two houses of con
gress have become matters of course;
nor aro there serious objections thereto,
ordinarily. But it will strike tho aver
age citizen as a little odd that either or
both houses should refuse to consider
important matters pertinent to the ad
ministration of the government because
of lack of time and then proceed to
spend hours listening to displays of
forensic effort over the memory of a
member deceased months ago. Tcrily
there is an end to flummery, and the
higher the sphero tho more there is of it.
Whether or not there is practical good
sense shown in tho Harity financial
Ecbomo mentioned in Sunday's dis
patches, it is" more in lino with reason
and common eonse than the thumb
screw queries which that gentleman put
to Speaker Crisp a few daya ago in re
gard to the attitude of members ot con
gress towards the silver question as it
involves the financial situation. Those
questions constitute tho boldest menace
to national legislation touching a vital
measure of anything that has ever been
tssayed along that line-
It is hoped by all that the treasurv
gold supply will not touch the zero point
in any event, but more especially so if
tho statement in Sunday's disnaVches is
true in regard to the negotiations be
tween Secretary Foster and a New York
banking house looking to the issue of
the bonds of the government to supply
any-gold deficit that may occur. It
-would require an extraordinary emerg
ency, indeed, to justify an issu of bonds
at this time, in the public estimation.
Nobody wants tho credit of the govern
ment jeopardized, but in a tune of prov
louim peace, with the country in a fu'.l
average state of prosperity in ail depa t
rnents, it wonld be hard to convince the
people that such an emergency ' could
HAS INGALLS FLOPPED?
A short time ago ex-Senator Ingalls
lectured in Washington, Pa., and the
Observer of that town reports him as
saying that purity in politics can be
brought about only through woman suf
frage. This prompts the Leavenworth
Times to ask, "Has Mr. Ingalls really
changed his opinion upon tho woman
question, or is it iridescence of gay rib
bons and rosy cheeks, of pearly teeth
and flashing eyes, which dazzles him
when ho thinks of the purification of
politics?" If he has experienced a
change of heart the Times desires to
welcome him to the ranks of the re
formers(7). GRAIN INSPECTION.
Mr. J. J. Burges of Reserve, in the
Kansas Farmer, says: "The proposed
plan of Governor Leivelling.of this state,
to take all grain inspection authority
now vested in Kansas boards of trade
away from them, would cause general
dissatisfaction with business men. This
matter should be well ventilated by both
sides." The present system of having
local boards of trade nominate inspectors
removes the business absolutely from
politics and secures the most efficient
services. There is a great want of in
formation on this subject of grain in
spection arising from tho very super
ficial and general idea that every man
knows good wheat when he sees it.
Wheat may look nice to the
ordinary eye, but the man who
makes flour out of it knows mere
about it. The grain inspection
of Missouri has had all its
trouble of the past few years
because of politics. The grain inspec
tion of Kansas is tho most satistactory
in the country, and it has raised the
character of Kansas wheat. While tho
state inspector changes with the admin
istration the emlpoyes need not change,
local boards of trade, made up of all
classes of business men, political and
otherwise, having under the law tho
power to appoint or discharge. "The re
sult is tho grain market is more consid
ered than the ward heelers or the bosses.
When tho present grain law was passed
the Alliance house of two years ago was
not only opposed to creating
any more state boards, but was anxiously
trying to wipe out some we had, and
hence, this board of trade feature of the
law. It has proven a great success, and
itshould never be disturbed.
Senator Perkins' amendment to ,. the
strip bill would seem to bo all that is
necessary to meet the objections that
have been raised by Stickler Holmau
and a few other qualmy congressmen
to the passage of that measure. With
this '"way out" suggested by tho Kan
sas senator, and Mr. Peel's expressed de
termination to press the bill to a passage,
even if it has to ride through on some
appropriation, give some hope that tho
bill may yet pass before the expiration
of the session. The last failure of the
present congress to provide for the
opening of those lands to settlement
would render fruitless all the labor and
money expended by tho government in
preparation therefor, and would also
put off tho date of their opening at least
eighteen months, and probably two
years. Failure to pass the bill now to
provide for tho early opening of the
lands will place upon cougress tho re
sponsibility for whatever conditions
may arise down there by reason of such
The appointment of a southern man as
a cabinet officer over the pension bureau
mny not be significant, tho Capital
thinks, but the old soldiers will not ob
serve it without uneasiness. This is per
haps natural, from tho standpoint of
general principles, but it is a fact that
the old soldiers have more to fear from
northern men of copperhead proclivities
than they have from the true soldiers of
the south. What Secretary Smith may
do in that direction is mere surmise,
however; he was born a few years too
late to take part in tho fight, and like
some people in the north, ho may con
clude to take a hand in it, a quarter of a
century after tho fighting was ended,
J. Sterling Morton, tho Nebraska
Democrat, who was appointed commis
sioner of agriculture, was a bitter op
ponent of fusion in that state last fall.
It is argued that such a choice over
Glick is a disapproval of tho Democratic
surrender in Kansas, although it was
given out in this state during the cam
paign last fall that both Cleveland and
the party managers approved of the
deal made between John Martin for tho
Democracy and tho Populists. Verily,
when the devil is sick, the devil a saint
would be; but when tho devil is well,
the dovil a saint is he.
"It is useless to cry over spilt milk,"
says tho American Nonconformist, pop
ulist orgau, of Indianapolis, "but it is
depressing to glanco down tho list of
Democratic senators elected by populist
votes." Tho National Economist of
Washington, attacks the fusion deals in
even stronger language, and says: "They
have firmly established as the road to
success for the People's party the policy
of fusion in effort and division of tho
spoils, and that of itself will damn any
reform movement on earth. It is yield
ing principle for result?, nnd is the basis
and superstructure of tho spoils system."
The Populist majority in the senate
which passed a resolution one day last
week declaring that that body would
not be bound by tho decision of the su
premo court if it should be in favor of
the legally organized house presided over
by George L. Douglass, didn't really
mean it: they were just afoolin', suppos
ing that they were monkeying with the
same sort of people in the supreme
court a they have in their chief execu
tive, i. e., people with angle-worm
Tho Hazard of a Singrlo Crop.
From the JCcrxatur Rerister.
Kansas farmers can learn a lesaon
from the experience of their southern
brethren. No one crop raised to the ex
clusion of all else "can be depended upon
to bring ceriain returns. A few mav
succeed with this plan of farming, but
the majority must place their depend
ence upon a diversity of crops. It is the
man who raises corn and oats and wheat
and fcods cattle and hogs that makes
money in Kansas. If corn drops to 12
conts, or the chinch bugs destrovhis
wheat, he has other things to fall back
on. If his liogs die of cholera he has his
igram crop to sen.
EX-SENATOR INGALLS OPINION,
Ex-Senator Ingalls addressed the Minnesota-legislature
last Thursday. His
subject was the Mississippi valloy. We
"I do not approve of or believe in the
annexation of islands so distant that they
will s"erve but to increase our vulner
ability as a nation and make it necessary
to maintain a vast and costly navy. That
is not my understanding of the real
spirit of the Monroe doctrine. I do be
lieve, however, that there are men in
this audience who will live to see one
flag floating over one nation from the
Arctic circle to the Nicaragua canal."
Speakiug of the agitation in Kansas he
spoke to a reporter of tho St. Paul Pioneer-Press
"I am of the impression that both par
ties lost thtir heads. They were hasty
and violent. Governor Lewelling set
out to be a Cromwell, and intended to
disperse that legislature, and the great
est difference between these two heroes
of history is that the latter succeeded
and the farmer failed. In fact, as tho
street boys would say, he bit off more
than he could chew."
FOR THE SAKE OF WOMANHOOD.
Neither congress, nor the states, nor
the united voice of the whole people
couid permanently change the essential
relations of the sexes. Universal fe
male suffrage, even if decreed, would
undo itself in lime; but the attempt to
establish it would work deplorable mis
chief. Tho question is, whether the
persistency of a few agitators shall
plunge us blindfold into the most reck
less of all experiments; whether wo shall
adopt this supreme device for develop
ing the defects of women, and demolish
their real nower to build an ugly
mockery instead. For the sake of
womanhood, let us hope not. In spite
of the effect on tho popular
mind of the incessant repe
tition of a few trite falicies,
and in spite of the squeamishness that
prevents the vast majority averse to the
movement from uttering a word against
it, let us trust that tho good sense of the
American people will vindicate itself
against this most unnatural and pesti
lent revolution. In the full and nor
mal development of womanhood lie the
best interests of the world. Let us
labor earnestly for it; and, that we may
not labor in "vain, let us save women
from the barren perturbations of Ameri
can politics. Let us respect them; and,
that we may do so, let us pray for deliv
erance from female suffrage. Francis
AN ESTIMATE OF LEWELLING.
From the Emtiorla Kepubllcan.
Lewelling, recently from Iowa, entire
ly unknown to the people of Kansas,
was taken up by the People's party and
elected governor. It appears that un
principled and desperate politicians,
Socialists and Anarchists, had control of
the Wichita convention at which Lew
elling was nominated, and they knew
their man. The farmers and solid men
of tho People's party were thrust aside
and a stranger, unknown to the "tran
quil masses," but evidently known to the
Socialists and Anarchists there assem
bled, was put in nomination for the
highest office in the state by a criminal
from Colorado. Blindly ho was taken
up and tho farmers and laboring men,
very generally, fell into the trap set by
Socialists and Anarchists and Lewelling
was elected governor. In his inaugu
ral address he declared that "the citizen
is greater than the state." This is tho
declaration of an anarchist. The citizens
of Kansas make tho state. No citizen is
greater than all the citizens. Even the
governor is not greater than the state,
as he has found out in the "late war"
brought on bvhis foolish and revolution
arv course. The first thins: he did
officially was to appoint the fugitive
criminal--this stranger like himself
adjutant general of the state. The next
thing he did was to exert all the power
of his official position to force the ma
jority of the house of representatives to
yield to the minority, and called out the
militia to aid in his revolutionary
schemes. Had the militia officers obeyed
his ordeisthe whole state today would" bo
in arms and a deadly conflict raging.
It is no credit to Lewelling that blood
shed was averted. Ho did all he could
to bring on a conflict of arms. He had
ignored the judicial branch of the gov
ernment and attempted to make himself
dictator. lie has overridden and
trampled upon the laws of the state.
The course lie has pursued has cost tho
taxpayers of the state $200,000 and there
is not a thing to show for this amount of
expense but disorder and confusion in
all the affairs of state. His administra
tion, of one month, has been a disastrous
and costly failure. His influence is dis
troyed and the People's party must cut
loose from him or go down with him.
The militia of the state will never re
spond to his call or obey hi3 orders. Ho
is powerless. He can do nothing dur
ing tho remainder of his administration
but skulk and sulk. It is doubtful
whether a respectable citizen would take
a notary commission with his sigrtSlure
attached to it. As we said yesterday his
election is one of the most impressive
demonstrations of the incapacity of the
people for self-government ever made in
this country. A man who will attempt
to set aside the courts and force the
majority to yield to the minority at tho
point of the bayonet is a revolutionist
and a petty despot. Martial law was
declared in the captol and "provi?ional
troops" volunteer Populists were sta
tioned at the entrances of the capitol
building, and no citizen of tho state
was allowed to enter except he carried a
pass from his royal highness, now the
chief Anarchist of the state. In addi
tion to the expenses of the legislature,
which, up to this time, ho has prevented
from doing anything, and the transpor
tation of the several companies of mili
tia that would not obey his orders, the
claims for special services of individuals,
it is not improbable that all the insane,
deaf, dumb and blind, the inmates of
the reform schools and possibly a num
ber of tho convicts in the penitentiary,
will havo to be returned to the counties
to be taken care of, and all other insti
tutions of the state closed and abandon
ed. This condition of affairs, making a
wreck of the state, is likely to follow the
mistake of taking up u 6lranger and
electing him governor of the stat..
Our Mid-Ocean Lunch.
She's my Sandwich,
I'm her Hum.
She's my Lttlie,
I'm her tain.
Soon I'll annex her,
Yon may bet,
Will be my pet.
An Amende Honorable.
From tfae Kmpomi Republican.
Ex-Governor Liddle, editor of the
Minneapolis (Kan.) Messenger, corrects
an item that appeared in this paper to
the effect that hu ton would represent
the state university ntthe oratorical con
test in Topeka. Our distinguished friend
having received his second set of teeth,
second growth of iiair and second sight,
it occurred to us that he was old enough
to be the father of all the Riddles i the
state. However, we accept his denial
I and apologize to ;he young asan.
For ttis Eazle.
nr d. e. fuller.
Columbia mourns with the civilized world,
At the srave of tbe peerless James G. Blaine.
The starry flas haugs low ita sombrous folds.
In memory of the royal dead of .Maine.
A pall of dark glooin o'er America spreads,
Gone is our matchless statesman of renown,
Serenely he sleeiw, illustrious deadl
Life's precious burden he lays calmly down.
With genius bright as meteors bold flash,
That shoots through space grand and sub
lime. He dazlk-d the world in his brilliant race,
And xeached the great zenith of finite mind.
A polished orator whose gems of thonjrht
In eloquence thrilled the soul with delight,
"While listening thousands in deep rapture
He boldly champions his countries rights,
Tho prince of all parliamentarians.
Peer in the galaxy of brainy men.
As writer, vivid in his portraying.
Diplomatist, well skilled with facile pen.
Profound historian, graphic and true,
A deep love of country instilled in his heart,
Born leader of men, with justice in view.
He played well in life's drama a grand part.
Rest then in sweet peace, oh gallant plumed
Thy conflicts all past and victories won,
A crown of glory set with jewels bright.
Awaits thy coming in heaven's high dome.
A Norman man is building a race track
near that city.
Guthrie has granted a franchise
The News wants the stumps cut out
the streets at Chandler.
Duncan has a pressed brick machine
with a capacity of 3.000 per day.
The Terrall Times calls for a bank, a
board of trade, a mill and au elevator.
Terrall want3 another lumber yard at
that-point in order to have competition.
The grand jury at Ptircell returned 215
indictments, 155 of which were for gam
bling. Messrs. Peel and Perkins say that the
strip must open if they do have to rider
Kingfisher is after the "pen" and will
not be satisfied with anything else unless
it be the capital.
The Wichita reservation wjll ba opened
with the strip, as an amendment to that
effect is to be made in tho senate.
A young lady tried to commit suicide at
Oklahoma City by taking 240 grains of
arsenic, which proved to be too big a dose
to be effective.
Miss White of Norman has been offered
a lucrative position in the schools of Mou
tana, but thinks Cleveland county good
enough for her.
Paschal Fish, a Shawnee Indian 95 years
old, was frozen to death in tho Choctaw
nation early this mouth. He was the old
est of the Shawnee tribe.
The bill appropriating $1,500 for the
purpose of indexing the Oklahoma
statutes was killed in the house a day or
two ago. but perhaps will be resucitated.
It provides that lions. J. L. Brown and It.
C. Edwards of Oklahoma City shall do the
Duncan Banner: A company is now
being formed for the purpose of erecting a
5.000 hotel at this place, and wo
are assured by the promoters of this much
needed enterprise that stock enough has
already been spoken for to build the hotel
at once. The building will ha of pressed
brick, S6 feet front by SO feet back, and to
contain 30 rooms, aud will prooaoly oe
located on Walnut street.
Chickasha Express: The Guthrie corre
spondent of the Dallas News says the
Cheyenne Indians in Roger Q Mills couu
tv have "one crazy again on the ghost
dance, aud that they have assumed a war
like attitude. In fact he reports that they
have killed one white man. Wo never
heard of such stuff as some of the specials
from this country aro giving to the world.
The Cheyenne Indians are glad they are
living with white people and are not
thinking of any trouble.
Professor W. W. Hutto of the agri
cultural college writes the following letter
to the Home, Field and Forum: Farmers
in the vicinity of Stillwater, Pay no county,
Olc, twill do well to acquaint them
selves with a small shrub, having
nodding white flowers and growing
la low, sandy places, known as the
stagser bush or stagger weed, Andromeda
Marina. It was not known that this weed
was to be found in this locality until re
cently, and the discovery of its presence
was as follows: A farmer, Mr. Fred Knutz,
who lives a few miles southeast of Still
water, lost, during the month of Septem
ber, 1S91, ten head of horses. His neigh
bors lost hoises at or about the same time,
and it was believed some one was poison
ing the animals. Mr. Kautz determined
to find out, if possible, whether or not the
animals had been poisoned. Taking from
au animal, which had been very healthy,
portions of the stomach, tbe liver, the
Inngn, the blood, the heart, tho flesh from
the breast and the food found in the stom
ach and the intestines, be boxed and sent
them to the chemist in the Kansas State
university. A second box was sent a low
days later from auother diseased animal.
These horses, in nearly every instance,
wonld act very much as animals do when
suffering from blind staggers. At times
they seemed to loso entire control of the
body, would stagger backward and
fall, bnt in a short time recover
and apparently be again in a
normal condition. Quito a year has
elapsed siuce tho boxes were sent, but
nothinzcamo from them until last week,
when Mr. Kautz was informed that both
strychnine and arsenic were present in
variable quantities in the package. In the
first, ninegrains of arsenic were found, but
the analysis was uot satisfactory, due to
the presence of alcohol in considerable
quanties, which had been given the animnl
while sick. In the second, nineteen grains
of strychnine were found. The presence
of the leaves ot the bush in the food pent
was evidence of the manner ot obtaining
the poison. The letter received by Mr.
Kautz proceeded to describe the animal's
actions, which was a true description for
nearly all the cases. The letter farther
stated that the weed does not contain tbe
poison until bitten by frost. The nctiou
of the frost seems to produce the poison.
The presence of this obnoxious weed need
not annoy any one it a little precaution be
taken. Do not cut grass for hay ftr
frost unless sure there U no stagger wed
oa youc mowing ground. Do not pasture
your horses after f rot, but feed good bay.
A Marked Difference,
FrPffi. tbe Uooola JocraaL
The Press of Naw York should thiak
twice before declaring th country dis
graced by "Weediui: Kansas." Tb
differenca" between Kansas and New
Vnrk i that in th former an Umot to
steal the IegisLiture by the minority j
nartv was resented and frustrated by
the sand of the RepabKcsns and th
Srranes. of the couru?. while in tho lat
ter it was affected with hardly a hitch
or a jar, and tLe poopie have not spirit j
enougn io rtrsei.c k m -- vji
us brave rounr Kansas aoy nay m
preference to Uit decraplc oki seat of
comiBtkra ami cowardice that permit
Tammany to bulldoze and swimdks th
peuer ctase oi cm-vo a mc cj-ub
THE SCHOOL OF EXPERIENCE.
Tm sick and tired of school," said he,
As he heard the bell's ding-dong;
Ha sulkily picked his satchel up.
And growled he aa crept along; .
"It's nothing hut school, from sun to sun.
And I'll be clad when Tarn dona!"
Ho, ho. my boy I I thought to myself,
What are you talking about!
You've scarcely begun to go to school.
As you will soon find out
You'll have to enter, a faw years henca.
The school of Master Experience.
The School ot Experience "never stops.
It never shut3 its door;
Vacation time is there unknown.
And recess Is no more.
. Each day the pnpil there will find
Some problem deep to vex his mind.
The master there Is strict, but jost.
And though the tasks.are hard.
The faithful, diligent and good,
Will reap a rich reward;
Demerit marks will be the price
Of shiftless indolence and vice!
Ohl grumbling school-boy, recollect.
Though now yon scowl and frown.
That you are eating white broad here,
"While there you'll eat the brown
At the School of Experience,
Where you will be a. few years hence.
P. a Fosseth, in Golden Days.
Beware of the Short Cut to Attainment,
They Never Pay.
Boys and girls arc sometimes tempted
to take what seems like short cuts to
attainment. The old roundabout road
of steady, plodding endeavor looks too
long and wearisome, and so they try to
get ahead of their fellows or at least
keep abreast of them with less effort
by taking some royal footpath toward
the desired goaL The motive always
Is to get along more easily and quickly
than ther otherwise would; and so
they call these abridged ways of get
ging work done "helps," unmindful of
the fact, which a more honest and sin
cere view of lifo would make plain to
them, that they are really helps that
Let us take some instances which
Bhow how this is true. A boy or girl
who is studying a Latin or Greek au
thor, becomes tired of the good old
painstaking method of thumhing lexi
con and grammar, and conceives the
idea that a "literal translation" would
not only throw light upon obscure
passages of tho text, but also enable
one to get his lessons more quickly and
intelligently. In fact, the student
comes to the conclusion that it would
he a great "labor saver." So the cov
eted translation is secured, used slyly,
but more and more constantly, until
the student becomes absolutely de
pendent upon it, and can not trans
late even the simplest passage with
out it peep at this false "helper."
The result is that the boy or
girl becomes like a person who though
perfectly sound, is tied by force of hab
it to the use of crutches. The object
for which Latin and Greek authors are
Btudied, viz.: to acquaint the student
with the structure of those languages
and enable him to have an independent
command of them, is wholly defeated,
and in tho end, instead-of a saving of
time, this using of a translation proves
to be a total loss of time yes, and more
than that, a prostitution of time to
base and unworthy purposes, for the
student soon learns the necessity of
deceit and concealment in the pursuit
of his royal road to learning. Any
thing which encourages mental indo
lence and dependenco ought to bo
shunned. It is a help that hinders.
Take another instance. A young
man desires to secure a situation in
some business concern, but he is not
content to begin at the very bottom of
the ladder and work up, although he
knows absolutely nothing about tho
business. He seeks a shortcut to some
responsible place in the establishment.
In order to get this place he secures
letters of recommendation from all his
friends' and perhaps he has some who
are more influential than wise in this
matter. The engagement is at last se
cured, though with some reluctance in
granting it on the part of Die firm,
who prefer to promote those in their
own employ, of whose experience
and fitness they are assured. But
the young man's budget of in
fluential letters carries the point,
and he is put in charge of
affairs concerning which ho is
practically ignorant. The result is,
dither some great and disastrous mis
take at the outset, or a brief term of in
efficient or blundering service; after
which the over-confident young man
steps either down or out. He sees his
mistake then. Thoso letters of recom
mendation, with really nothing to rec
ommend, were better never written.
They were a help that hindered.
So it is all along the way of life. Tho
royal roads, tho bhort cuts to attain
ment, do not pay. They seem to run
straight as an arrow for the goal a
little while, and then they stop. Be
ware of them, boys and girls! Stick to
the sure and safe old highways. James
Buckham, in Christian at Work.
A WINTER TALE.
Initio Bob's First KxperSenca of
Oh, how it did storm! after it had
been so beautiful in tha morning, too!
The long road in the woods was all
smooth and white, and Old Dandy, tho
horse, went into the drift up to hi
knees at every slop, and his rough
black coat was filled with tho thick,
All the pines and the fir trees were
bowed down by snow, and it danced on
the brown beech leaves like fairy feet.
It stuck Bob Berry's eyes together, it
flew into his ears, it crept slyly down
behind his coat collar, and dodged up
his sleeves in a very cold, aggravating
But he sat up ttiff 5n tha old "lumber-box''
beside Ban Wade a trapper
who lived in a. camp in tbe woods, and
with whom, after much teasing. Bob
had been permitted to ;;o aad star a
few days), till a big gast came and j
whirled a great drift off a broad fir i
limb right down upon his head, mak
ing him catch his breath as if ho had
been ducked in the poad. j
Old Bea laughed, and snuggled htm j
down head aad cars under the "bot
falo," and before little Bob knew it
tbey were at the camp.
Then Ben raked open the fire in tha
wide fireplace, dragged a black kettle
out of lb embers onto the hearth, awl
threw on jrreat f-now-covered men. that
hissed and steamed and tent the ashes
flying' out in little cktsds.
But oh, such a delieiom odor greeted
little Bob'a nostrils! Aed it e&s&e out oi
that bubbltafr black kettle! What
is it? And oki Bea -haSed o sJowly
abovi, bhakii the saom- out of Ms
greatcoat, banging' hi lomrwgs up to
dry. aad sweeping the hearth with a
CTeea. bjicr-aaseilinz hemlock Vroo3
that snapped angrily as he switched if
up into the flames!
Bob was hungry as a little dog. Ho
just couldn't wait, and when Ben went
to hang up his broom he slyly lifted the
lid of the kettle!
Beans! golden-brown and juicv and
rich, with a whiff of onions that near
ly lifted Bob off his toes, and made his
hungry little stomach cry--out loud
aim os L
But Trapper Ben did not keep him
long waiting, for in a minute he raked
his table a board hung bv two hinges
to the side of the camp drew up two
stools, and supper was ready. Bob had
a tin dipper of tea to driik, in which
Ben put lots of molasses because he
was company. Mamma pUut her eyes
and shuddered when Bob told her
Then It was dark, and Ben took Bob
up to the loft to bed. ne stuffed an
old jacket into the broken window,
and went out to seat about, his chorea
and near traps.
Bob had never seen just such a b:d!
A long, wide box filled with sprigs of
fragment evergreen and covered with
bearskins! Bob crept between the
skins, and lay with wide-open eyes
watching the firelight dance on the
rough, low roof, as it glinted up
through the cracks of the loose floor.
Presently there was a rustle some
where under tho caves. Bob'a ears
were 6n the alert. Perhaps it was a
mouse! Then there was an odd little
chuckle that brought Bob up on his el
bow, his great bltck eyes staring hard
out into tho dusky corners. Then all
at once a wild cry rang through the
Down dncked Bob beneath the great,
friendly bearskin that he had before
looked upon almost with terror, ne
clutched its long hair, and held it oloso
over his head.
What could be that dreadful sound?
Surely nothing less than a wildcat
could scream like that, thought Bob.
He must have got into the camp while
Ben was awa. Bob had heard him
tell how fierce they were, and how far
they could leap He expected a pounce
upon tho bearskin any minute, and he
groaned softly and wished himself safe
at home in his own trundle-bed.
"Scrce-oo-oo-oo!" shouted that cry
Bob was in a panic, and dug farther
down among the evergreens.
Then he heard a faint scratching be
hind the box in which he lay.
This was too much. Bob tossed the
bearskin topsyturvy, and stumbled
down the crooked stairs as old Ben ap
peared In tho camp doer.
" lldcats? You don't tell me!" cried
Trapper Ben, clambering up the stairs.
"Why, bless my heart! if 'taint a lit
tle squinch-owl screech-owl hti meant!
He couldn't hurt anything bigger than
a mouse. Bob. He must have come
through the broken window to get in
out of the storm."
"Didn't they laugh! and Bob stroked
the fluffy, solemn little face with its
big goggle eyes; then Ben opened tho
door, and it flew out into the storm.
Almost Killed Child.
The vigilance of an old-time customs
official, it maybe said, came, perhaps,
within an acre of changing the course
of French history. One day a mother
who had been to a country house near
Marseilles returned with her son to
Marseilles. It was twilight The child,
eight years old, had been put in a
peach-basket borhe by a donkey, and
the mother, fearing the child might
take cold it was in November had
covered the boy with a thick brown
shawl. Tired with running around
tho country all day, cosy and
warm under tho thick shawl,
the child was soon asleep and
hidden by the sides of the basket.
When the city gates were ncared, the
mother, forgetting all about the child,
walked a distance behind the donkey
and did not make him Htop at the cus
tomhouse to be searched. The customs
officer, seeing tho donkey jog on with
out stopping, suspected that ha was
laden with smuggled goods and ran
after him to thrust his sharp st'el
probe through the basket. Luckily the
mother observed him, ran forward and
screamed: "Don't use your probe. My
child is in the basket." The child was
Adolphe Thiers. George B. Griffith, in
QUEER WAYS IN OTHER LANDS.
TnE heads of all Chincso babies aro
shaved when they arc a month old.
A tobacco pipe is seldom seen in
Spain. Only cigars and cigarettes aro
It is reported that a measure prohib
iting wakes at funerals in England will
bo included in tho omnibus bill of the
government at the coming session of
The custom Is universal in Madrid of
closing one of the two outer doors of
tho house when a person dies. This
door is kept closed for a novena, or a
period of nine days.
Lost children In Japan do not long
remain astray. It is tbe custom for
parents to label their children with i filsUlt it fc claimed, "ot a network ef
their addresse. so that In case they go j jarfro potAtow grown upon rao a
astray any wayfarer may send them j other.
ATorrofsteel produces about 1.H0,
Tnfc banking capital of San Francisco
Is now over SS0,GO0,O0O.
It is calculated that in the entire
world sixty-seven people die ovry j
The amount of tobacco chewed in
tbe LniUMl 5tatcs Jwt year was ctg&ty-
Or the 1.32T fa?e depositor ia tb
savings banks of ItiUadolpbia MS are
described as boafdiaj; how- keepers.
Tub nuxnbor of languages spoken by
mankind at pre&eat Li etiatcI at
a.. The BiWe has
beea inmi&UA ,
into00 only, tat . the V I
by abemt two-iMrd of tbe whole pojw-1
Intfcra oi tbe iob&
Taz oajy Pure Creara of Tartar ?ov?4tr - Xo Ar-rsosia; Xo Alasa.
Used in Millions of Homes 40 Years the Standard,
SKINS ON FIRE
TTith torturing, disfiguring eczo
raas, and every species of itching,
burning, bleeding, scaly, crusted,
pimply and blotchy skin and scalp
diseases are relieved in the majoi
ity of cases by a single applica
tion, and speedily, permanently.
and economically cured bv tho
Coticuiu Remedies when tho
best physicians, hospitals and all
other remedies fail. To those who
have suffered long and hopelesslj.
and who havo lost faith in doctors,
medicines and all things human,
tho CuTicritA Remedies appeal
with a force never before realized
in the history of medicine. Every
hope, every expectation awakoued
by them, has been more than ful
filled. Their success has excited
tho wonder and admiration of
physicians and druggists, famil
iar with the marvelous cures daily
effected by them. They havo
friends in every quarter of tho
civilized world. People in every
walk of life believe in them, uso
them and recommend them. They
aro in truth the greatest skin
cures, blood purifiers and hnnior
remedies of modern times. Sale
greater than tho combined sales
f all other skin and blood reme-.
odies. Sold throughout tho world
Sold everywhere Prit OirricURx. V,
CirncuitA So.r, 86c, Cimcunx itiuobvjsc-r
Prepared by I'ott kr Dhuo Akd CnztiiCAf.
"AH AUnit th Sktn, S-lp, and Hair," H
IKiKCa, Diwmwhs lauUrd inc.
Oil. door latches and locks occasion
ally. Mils that stands too long makes bit
A t-iTTUt parafline rubbed on eerews
will make them cntr wood more ead!y.
Whkx making mush, tdf t in tho meal
from a dredging box with large hair.
Nirrs Umlo vwceter and aro more easi
ly digested if lightly pprinklcd with
Wiiks the color has been taken from
cloth by an acid, apply Grxt ammonia,
WnKyonr shoe Bolra are worn thin
or rough on the infclde, slip in a postal
card, bend it to tho proper abapo, cut
out and fit in.
Wiiek putting nwar saaeepwi, pot
nnd boUera, do cot put the lids on close
ly or they will retain the heavy odor of
A Tcrcrrr, ahapod yerj much like aa
elephant, with trunk, caxa, ley aad
tail, is posfiCKVjd by Oeorg CL Dorer
eux, of Charlotte, K. C
An immense oil well In Baku, Bcsaia,
ebbs and flows with the regularity of
the ocean tideo. Jt fc nppK5d to har
Kome uiystcriorn conceeUon with tho
A TEOZTJUrt. curforiSjr " vmrntd by a
resident of Wenatchee. Wash. It eon-
JL SL Cxunnsj a rcddrai of Korth
Salem, lad-, claims to have found n.
stone in tbe bottom ot a creek near hU
hotnc -which referable, ia riwj and
bhape, a weli-trkamed bora. The curt
osity weighs Kixty-vrren pound, and
tr. Campbell tateads exhibiting It at
the world's fair.
yjjj to nr Ko-a-tfei--.
Qara What In the world ldued
yml to fc- j-.. pot--e iap?
Qe&s&M Why. I went to th
f twe to set MNe fa prrder, and bo
KoId be tbere tral Charll Iwton
A TTU- Irtr.
ir ps.-tiji tt i- if- vfw .-
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Br! Dakoad-li 'dote' pretty well,
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hope tor him. Jadfe.