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THE INDIANAPOLIS DAILY SENTINEL SUN DAT MORNING MAT 31 1886
1 III nPKHBD Ii Sill
AND THE HONICHAS BEGUN.
Our first stroke was to offer to the
public a lot of
ESäekiaaw Straw Hat
Our rivals are dumbfounded at this offer and can not
understand it. But we go right on in originating low prices
on our Hats, and do not cut our prices to spite our com
petitors. AVe point with pride to the great success we at
tained with our
Our ONE DOLLAR LIGHT COLORED STIFF HAT
and finally our MACKINAW HAT AT FIFTY CENTS.
Wo arc also ottering A BROAD BRIMMED GREEN
HAT FOR FIFTY CENTS.
No. 16 East Washington Street.
Sw m ran
and 46 East Washington Street1
A.T BOTTOM! PRICES, -A- T T 3HC 313
18 East Washington Street.
STÄNDÄRD ELECTRO PLATE WORKS.
GOLD, SILVER, DICKEL, BRASS AND TIN
ISPiLa ATIM Q-9
For Jewelers, Plumbers and Brass Founders.
Replating Surgical and Dental Instruments.
Repairing a Specialty. Solid Silverware
Refinished at Moderate Cost. ALL WORK
WM. H. & T. D. BOTTOM,
91 East Market Street,
DISHING ICE CREAM.
To dish ice cream always put the spoon in warm water
after each dish. This will give you a nice smooth dish o
cream. To always have good ice cream, buy of
No, 54 Massach usetts Avenue,
Hi Jtti vor Mi Joj
AT PRICES THAT
ktTho Despotism of tlio Needle,
or a Discourse on Wo
The Oppressed and the Oppresscrs In
the World' Broad Field of
Idleness Is Unwbolfnome and Indasiry Is
liealthfol, but IJoudagu Makes
, Life iv Most Heavy
Brooklyn, N. Y., May 21 Dr. Talmage
preeced in the Brcoklyn Tabernacle this
mcrning oa the subject, "The Despotism of
the Needle, or a Discourse on Woman's
Wagce." Before the Eermon Dr. Talmage
expeined the Epistleof James where it saye,
"Be not many roasters," which he said was a
reproof for thce who are disposed to be
bossy in their disposition. The opening
'ilid sojuc? of caafutiou' and creature com
print?, Hot sweet to mysoul isconimuuion o saints!
The text was from Eclesiastcp, iv. 1.
'I leturned and considered all the oppressions
tLat are now done under tbe nun, and behold the
tears oftuch as were oppressed, and they had no
onmJortcr: and r.nd on the sidy of their oppprcss
ori there was power."
Following is the sermon in fall:
Very long ag a the needle was busy. It
was considered honorable for women to toil
in olden times. Alexander the Great stood
in his palace, showing garments made by his
own mother. The fineat tapestries of Bayeur
were made by the Queen of William the
Conqueror. Augustus, the Emperor, would
cot wear any garmants except tho?a that
were fashioned by some member of his royal
family. So let the toiler everywhere be re
snected! The needle has tlaia more than the
Bwcrd, When the tewing machine was in
vented some thought that invention would
alleviate woman's toil and put an end to the
despotism of the needle. Bat, no' whils the
sewing machine has been a great bles3ing to
well-to-do families in many cises, it has
tdded to the stab of the needle the cruib o!
the wheel, and multitudes of women, not
withstanding the re-enforcement of the sew
ing machine, can only make, work hard as
they will, between two and three dollars
THE GREATEST KLESSIXH
that could have happened to our first pa
rents was being turned out of Eden afier
they had done wrong. Adam and Eve, in
tbeir perfect state, might have got alone:
without work, or only each slight employ
ment as a perfect garden with no weeda in
it demanded. Bat as soon &3 theyhadsinnsd,
the best thing for them was to be turned out
where they would bave to work. We knoar
what a withering thing it is for a mau to
have nothing to do. Old Ashbel Green, at
fourscore years, when asked why he kept on
working, taid: "I do sj to kep out of mis
chief." We see that a man who hss a large
amocnt of money to start with hai no
chance. Of the thousand prosperous and
honorable men that you know, nine hun
und anl ninetv-nine bad to work vigor
ously at the bfginning. But 1 am now to
tell you that industry is juat as important
or a woman's safety snd happiness. Toe
mctt nhappv wcnien in our communities to
day are these who have no eugxgements to
call them up in the morning; who once hav-
irg risen and breakfasted, lonrge through
the dull forenoon in slippers down at the
heel and with disheveled xikir, reading Oai
da's last novel, and who, having dragged
through a wretched forenoon and taken tneir
afternoon sleep, and having passed an hour
anl a half at their toilet, pick up their card
case and go out to make calls, and who pass
their evenings waiting for somebody to come
in and break up the monotony. Arabella
Stuart never was imprisoned in so dark a
dungeon as that.
TEEHK IS NO HAITIS ES IN AN IDLE WOMAN.
It may be with hand, it may be with brain,
it may be with both; but work she must or
be wretched forever. The little girls of oar
families must be started with that idea. The
curse of our American society is that oar
young women are taught that the first, sec
end, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh,
tenth, fiftieth, thousandth thing in their lite
in to get somebody to take care of them. In
stead of that the first lesson should be how,
tinder God, they may takecare of themselves.
The tiimple fact is, that a majority of them
do have to take care of themselves, and that,
tco, after bavirjg, through the falie notions
of their parent, ousted the years in which
ihey oueht to have learned how successfully
to maintain themselves. We now and here
declare the inhumanity, cruelty and outrage
of that father and mother who pass their
daughters into womanhood, having givan
tfcf ju no facility for earningtbeir livetihoad.
.Vadame de Stael taid: 'It is not these
wiitiugs that I am proud of, but the fact toit
I have facility in ten occupations, in any
cue of which I could make a livelihood."
You say yon have a fortune to leave them.
O. man acd woman, have jou nos learned
that like vultures, lie hawks, like esg'.ej,
riches have wings and tly away ? Though you
hnuld te successful la leaving a competency
Uhind jou the trickery of executors may
swtmp it inn night, or sime otlicials In our
chmthes mey get up a mining company and
induce your orphans to put their money
into a hole in Colorado; and if, by the mojt
tkillful machinery, the sunken money cn
not be brought up again, prove to them tht
it was eternally decreed that tbU wai tha
way they were to lo?e it. and that it went tn
U e moft orthodox aod heavenly style. Oa,
the damnable schemes that processed Chris
t ans will engage in until God puts His
r'nsers into thu colUr of the byp;c:lt3's robe
andrirs itcleardown to the bottom you have
no right becauae yon are well offtocouclude
tt at ycur children ae going to bea well ort
A wan died leaving a Urge fortune, tits
old comrades came in and eaid as they bsat
over his corpse: "What is the matter with
von, Boegsev ? Th snrgeon sUnding ovr
him said: Hu!hup: Ue is dead!" ' Oh! he
Is dead!' they nvd. 'Come, boys, let
go aid take a drink i.i memory of par
HAVE YOU NOTHING FETTCI! T1IX MONEY
i le ive your children ? If you have not, but
send your daughters into the world with
mtity brain and unskilled hands, you are
ouiltyof aauaunaiion, homicide, regicide,
iifanticid. There are women toiling in our
cltii s for two and three dollars per weefc who
were the daughters of merchant princes.
Thes-e buffering ones now would be g!a i to
rave the crumbs that once fell from their
fathtr'e ttb'tj That worn cut, broken th?e
that ihe wears is the lineal descendant of
the twelve dollar gaiters in which her
mother walked, and that torn aud faded
calico had ancestry of inagnilieeni brocade
ttat ewept Broadway clean without
any expense to the Street Commies-oners.
Tbsugh you live in an elf gsnt residence and
fare sumptuously every day, let your dau?h
teis feel that it is a disgrace to them not "to
know how to work. I denounce the idea
prevalent in society that though our young
wcnien may embroider slippers and croche:
and mate mate for lamps to stand oa with
out disernce, the idea of doing anythin for
a livelihood is dishonorable.
It is a eharne for a young woman, bslong
ing to a large family, to be inefficient when
the father toils his life away for her support.
It is a sbame for a daughter to be idle while
her mother toils at the wa;h-tnb. It is. as
honoioble to sweep house, make beds or trim
ha's as it is to twist a watch-chain. As far
aä I can understand, thalineof rpctabnUy
lien bttuen that which is userul and that
hich is useless. If women do that which is
cf no value, their werk is honorable. If they
do practical work, it is dishonorable. That
i ur young woxien may c;cp? the c?nsure o
doirg dishonorable work I ehall particular
ize. You may knit a tidy for the back of aa
arm-chfir, but by ro means mate th6 money
whuewith to boy the chair. You may, with
delicf.te brush, beautify a mantel ornament,
but die rather than earn eaongh to buy a
marble mantel. Yon may learn arti3t'.o
mcsic until you can tquail Italian, but never
Eicg'Ortonville" cr ' Old Unndrcd." I)
nothing prececal if yon would in the eyes
of refined society pre3srve yoar re3pectatil
I scout these finical notions I tell you -a
woman, no more than a miu, has a r'it to
occupy a place in this wotld uules sh pavs
a rent for it. In the course of a lifetime you
consume whole harvests and drove3 of cau.'e,
and every day you live you Hrtathe forty
hegibeads cf good, pare air. . Youinmt, b
some kind of usefnlnefs. pay for ail this
Our TEce was the last thlcgcreated the birdj
and fishes on tha fourth day. the ciitl? and
lizirdaon the lit" h day, and ma. or; tho s.xth
day. If geologists are ilht the earth v-as u
million o veais in Do-'sessicn of the im?cN,
beasts and birds before our race came up3n
it. In cue eenee we Were innovators; the cat
tle, the lizards aLd the hhwks hid pre ernp
tion riht. Thp question is no: what we are
to do with the liza'ds and summer insect?,
but what the lizards and surnmtr insaia are
to do Viith us.
Ml'ST KAIiN YOUR 1'OSITION.
Ii we want a place in this woili we mu3t
earn it. The partridge makes its own nest
before it occupies it. The lark, by its morn
irg org, earr.o its breakfast before it eats it;
and the Bible gives an imitation thit the
tiist dnty of an idler is to starvo whn it
B3 8 if he l,will not work, neither shall he
cat." Idleness ruins the health, and very
tcin nature says: "This man has refused to
pay his rent; out with him! Society is to
be reconstructed cn the subject of woinan'
teil. A vast majority of those who would
have woman inonustrious, shut her up to a
few kinds of work. My iudgment in the
matter is that a woman has a riant to ao
anything Ehe can do well. There should be
no department of merceandis3, mechanism,
art or science baried against her. If ilis-i
HcFrner ha? a genius for Ecalpture, give her
a chisel. Jf Rota Bonheur has a fondneai for
delineating anina's, let her make the Horse
Fair." If MJsä Mitchell will study astron
omy, let her mount the starry ladder. If
Lydia will be a meichant, let her eetl pur
pie. If Lucrelia Mott will preach the Gosoel,
let fcer thrill with her womanly eloquence
tr e Quaker meeting house.
It i9 eaid if woman is given such opportu
n't'esshe will occupy places that might ba
taken by man. I say if she have more eill
and &daptetint83 forany position than a man
bus, let her have it! She has as much right
to her bread, to her appaiel and to her heme
as men cave. But it is eaid that her nature
js so delicate that the is unfitted for exhaust
ing toil. I a?k in the name of all past his
tory what toil cn earth is more' severe,
exbr.cstive and tremendous than that toil
of the needle to which for egrs the has been
Euljfcttd? The battering-ram, the sword,
ti e carbine, the battie-ax have made no each
havoc as the needle. I would that these liv
ing fepulchres in which women have for
ages been buried might be opened and that
Eome iurrcction trumpet might bring up
thf ie living corpses to the fresh air and sun
light. Go with me and I' will show yoa a
women who by hardest toll supports her
childien, and fcer drunken husband, her old
father and mother, pays her hoaEe rent,
always has wholeEorne food on her table, find,
when sbe can get some neighbor on the Sab
bath to come in and take care of her family,
appears in church with hat and cloak that
are far from indicating the toil to which ehe
8uch a woman as that has body aid oul
econch to lit her for any position. Sbe could
stand beside the majority o! your ealeamsn
and dispose of more good. She could go
into your wheelwright shops and bsat one
half cf your workmen at making carriage?.
We talk about women as thoagh we had re-
signed to her all the light work, and our
selves had shouldered the hea?ior. Bat tha
day of judgment, which will reveal the suf
ferings of the stake and inquisition, will
marshal before the throne of God and the
hlerarchis of heaven the martyrs of wash
tub and needle. Now, I say, if there be any
preference inoccupation, let women have it.
God knows her trials are the severest. ! her
acuter sensitiveness to misfortune, by her
hour of anguish, I demand that no one hedge
up her pathway to a livelihood. Oh, ths
n f anress, the desolseability of men who be
arpdge a woman the right to work anywhere
in any honorable calling.
lilVi: WOMAN AN EijUAL SHOW.
I go still farthtr, and say that woman
fhould have equal compensation with men.
By what principle of justice is it that women
in many of our cities get only two-thirds as
much pay as men, and in many cafes only
hall? Here is the rglgantlc injustice that
for work equally well, if üol better done, wo
men receive far lets compenfation linn msn.
Start with the National Government. Wo
men clerks in Washington get $900 for doing
ttat or which men receive il.SOO. The
wheel of oppression U rolling over tho oesks
tf thousands of women who are at thl3 mo
ment Id despair about what they are to do.
Many of the large mercantile estab ''laients
cf cur cities are accessory to thes abomina
tion, and from their large e3t&bUshrnent
there are scores of soul3 being pitched cn
into death, aid their employers know it Is
there uGcd? Will there be a judgment? I
tell you if God rises up to redress woman's
wrongs, many of our large establishment?
will bo swallowed up quicker than a Sou'h
American earthquake ever took down a city.
God will catch these oppreseera between the
two mill-stones of his wrath and grind them
Why is it that a female principal in a
schcol only gets S50 for doing work for
which a male principal gets 1039? I hear
from all this land the wail of womanhood.
Van fces nothing to answer to that wail but
Catteries. He says she is an "cgil. Shs is
not; be knows she is not. She is a human
beirs who gets hungry when she has no food
and cold when she has no fire. Give her no
flatteries; give her justice! There are C3.000
stwing girls in New York acd Brooklyn.
Across the sunlight comes their death groan.
It is not tucli a cry as comes from those who
are suddenly hurled out of life, but a slow,
grinding, horrible wasting away. Gather
them before yon and look into their faces,
nircted, fghaitly. hunger struck! Look at
their firger?, needle-picked and blood-tfpped!
See that premature stoop irj the shoulders;
bear ttat dry, hacking, menllesi caugh!
AT A LARGE NEETXStt
cf these women, held at a hall in Bhilaie
phia, grand speeches were ilivered, bu: a
needle-woman took the stand, threw aside
fcer faded shawl and with fcer shriveled arm
hurled a Very thunderbolt of eloquence,
speaking cut the horrors of her own expe
rience. Stand at the corner of a street in
New York at J or 7 o'clock in the mornimr
es the women go to their :vor. Many of
them had no breakfast except the crumbs
that were left over from the'night before or a
croet they chew on their v?ay through the
street. Here they come! Tho working girls
cf New York ari Brooklyn! Tass engaged
in bead-work.thejo in f!owermafcing, in mil
inery, enameling, cigar making, book-binding,
"labeling, feather piefcio;;, print coloring,
paper-box making, but mos:' overworked of
ell and least compensated, the sewing wo
men. Why Co they not tf.fc? th city car
on tbe way up? They can not atford the five
cfnts! If, concluding todery herself some
thirg else, she got into the (tr. giva her a
Mat! You want to see ho v. Littiaier and
Kidley appeared by the fi;e: l:os t
that woman and behold . a more h r
rible martyrdom, hotter firs, a
more cponizicg death? Ac that wotivi
how mnch she gets f:r her -rictaadehe rhl
tell you six cents lor maklrj esarsa sairis,
and finds her own threal! 1
Years a?o, one aibath niht, in the VcSti
cnie ci this cnurcn, alter service, a woman
full in csnvnUions. Tee tV-sctor said sh?
needed medicine not so mujih as something
to eat. As she began to tu!vive ia her de
lirium, ehR ftid, gaspinely :! l,Eunt ceatj!
Eipht cents' Eight cent! 1 trUh I caul! g8t
itdOEc! I am s: tired! I wish Icoild gt
scius sleep: hut I raut ,et t done! Eth
cent! Eight cents!" We f4und afterward
ifcatfcfce was making garments for eUht
cents apiece, and that she chuld make bat
three of them inn d&v lifear it! Thr e
times eight are twenty f jur.j Hear it, mtu
end erneu who have comfortable hones
Sorre of tho woret villains of' our cities irs
tfc6 employers of tnetc wom-jn. They b?at
tr-em down to the lf.st peni y, aod "try o
cheat them out of that. Tbl? woman inns';
deposit a dollar or two bfc:ro she gets the
farmenta to wort on. Vlj?n the work ia
dtne it is tharply inspectsd.th? most insiz
nificant lUs picked out am. the wigei re-fr-se
d, and fooietimes the 1 liar deported
not jiiven bsck.
The Women's Potective Union reports a
cite wfceie one ol thete poor .:ou's li iding
p ace where she could get if ore wages, re
toived to change employers, :id weat to g- ,
her jay for work done. The oiplover siys:
4 I bear you are going to leave? "Yej," sh
eaid. "I have come tc get whrt you owa me "
He made lo answer. Sae slid: "Are you
rot going to pay me?1' Yc.ji," he said, "I
will pay you," and he kicked her down
Ob, that Women's Protective Union, 1U
Clinton P.ace, New York! lfte b;esing3 of
Heaven be on it for the merciful acd divine
woik it is doing in the defense of toiling wo
manhood. Wbat trag d es of suffering are
presented to ihem day by diy. a paragraph
fiom their report: "
' Can 3 on mske Mr. Jones) pay me? 11
cwe-s me for three weeks at two dollars and
a half a week, and I can't get anything, and
my child is very sick." The speaker, a youcg
woman, lately widowed, burst into a flood
cf tears us she spoke. SLe 'vas bidden to
ccme fgain the next afiernoC0 and repeat
her story to the attorney at his usual weekly
healing of frauds and impositions. Mans
were found by which Mr. Joni-a was induced
to jay the seven dollars and chalf.
ANOTUKi: rAKAGF.AI tl FROM TiEIP. r.EI'JIir.
"A fcrinight hsd pas3ul wiim she n ol
estiy hinted, desire to kiutv how much
her teivices were worth. 'O, smy dear,' he
replied, you are getting to b'e one of the
mcst valuable hands in the tiade, you will
nlwajs get the very best prica? Ten dollars
a week 3 on will be able to eafa very eailly.'
And the girl's fingers flew on 1;ith her work
at a marveioas rale. Tne picture of $10 a
week had almost turned her jhead. A faw
nights laltr. while crossing the ferry, s!ii
overheard the name of her enjp'oyer in th'3
cenversation of girls who stooJnear. What,
John Snipes? Why, be don pay. Look
out for him every time, lls'lükeep you "on
trial" as he clls it for weens, tid then he'Jl
go BDd get eome other f joI.' vud thus Jane
Smith taincd her warninc: agajist the swin
dler. But the union held himjin the toils of
the law until he paid the wcS
th of each of
tbete rif of 'trial. "
ller mortification may be ii
told that one of the two fi?
which fbe hd just received
ror her work
was counterfeit. Bat her moi
swallowed up in indignation
hen her em-
ployer denied havicg paid
frd insultmcly asked
When the Protective Union hsjl placed this
matter in the courts the Jcdgt!
will pay Eleanor the amount
5 also the costs of the cour
I lüow sre these evils to be eraJ
tv: Give women the ba;
efi'ect such ballot might have o
t:on I am not here to discus
am not here to discasl; but wh t
would be the effect cf femalei suSrage n
woman's waes? I do not bslievithat womau
will ever eet justice by woman'
deed, wemen oppres3 women as
do. Do not women as much a
down to the lowest figure the
sews for them? Are not woma
as sharp es
men on washerwomen ani nfllltners aid
mantcu-rxafcers? If a woann elks tt dollar
fr r her werk, does not her femsje
ak her if sbe will not take r
You lay, "only ten cents din,
tt at is Eometimee the I'UVre
Heaven and hell. Women o'te
cemmheration for women thr
woman steps aside from the pat
ence: ' but
1 have leis
1 men. 2t&
e up for her.
man may lorglve; woman, nev
will never get justice done her f
ballot. Neither will she get it
ballot. How then? God will r:
-GCd hf s rncre resources than w
The flaming sword that hucg a:
iwhen woman was driven out
Iwith its terrible edge her oppre
Bet there i3 eonjethin; for wo
s know o
aen 10 ao.
Let ycung people prepare to ex
of work and they will be able al
get larger wages. If it bs t
woman can in a stor s ell mcr?
1 in spheres
er awhile to
.own that a
;oods ia a
year than a man. she will sodu
is ao;e not
only to ak. but to demand, mofj wges. aad
to demand them Bucceüfullyj Unskilled
and incempetent labor mcst take what is
given; t killed and competent! labor will
eventually make its own etandil d. Admit-,
ting that the law of tupplyf.nd demand
regulates these thincs. I conteill that the
de-mand lor stilled labor is ver. great and
'h sunnly very Binali. S:art wilh th. idaa
WORK IS JIOXQUMLi:
iird that you can do some one taring better
ban anybody elsj. Besähe thil:. God help
ing tcu will take care of yourellf. If you
are after a whilo called into anotjier relation
you will all the better be qual'.fiul for it by
your spirit of telf-reliance ; or if ton are you
can be harpy and self-sur porting. Foets are
fend of talking about men as th oak and
wemen th9 Tino that climbs it; $ut I bave
seen many a tree fall that not "only went
down itieif but took all the Tinei with it. I'
can tell you of something stronger Uan an
oak for an ivy to climb on and hat is tte
throne of the Great Jehovah. Stogie or afh
anced, that woman la strong whft leans cn
God and dees her best, The Needle may
break; the factory band rxiy ilij the wag
may fail; but over every good woman's hPid
there are spread the great, gentle, siopea
dors wings of the Almighty.
Many of you will go single-banded throuJi
life, and you wil 1 have to choose between
two character?. Young woman. I ata sure
you will turn ycur back upon the nlesi,
giggling, irresponsible nonentity wh::h so
ciety ignorainions'.y acknowledges to he a
won aa, and ak God to make yoa an husi.
b!e, active, earnest Cariatian. V,rnt wilt
become of that womanlv disciol e f tig
world? She is m:re thoughtful of the atti
tude she str.kes upon the carpet than how
she will look in tho judgment; mere worried
about her freckles thn her sins; mare fater
ented in her apparel than in her redemption.
Tno dying actress, wuose life had b?aa visi
ons: eaid: 'The ecene closes; draw the car
certain." Generally the tragedy cjuim first
tho farce afterward ; bat in her l!f? it was
first the ferce of a usalecs life, and ien the
tra2edy cf a wrenched eternity.
Compare the life and desth of such 3 cue
with that of eome Caristiau aunt tin: w.n
one1 a bleising ta your hou3-ho:d. I do vol
know that -he was ever otlred t.H.s hind m
iiiarriaee. S"ae livi tingle that '.intrörn
melcd she might ba everybody' blessing.
Whenever the sick were to be vi-.itl or the
poor to be provided with bread, n-.c went
wilh a blessing. Sie could pra;- or s;ng
4 Rock cf Ages" fcr any tick paur t r who
asked her. As ehe jr,oS older tatro were days
-hen she waa a littl sharp, but To- ;Le most
part auntie wss r. sunb-an jurt the one for
ChrJsta-as eve. She know better taan aay
, one e.'fe how to lir l hi am. Her cv?:r p;aycr,
as Gcd heard it. was fall of eVi?ryb:dy vao
ad trouble. Tho brightest thirgs i i ill th
heufe dropred fror 1 her finirs. bre hid.
peculiar r.oliorjs, but ?he grand?-?, notioa
t be ever h?i w s to mko yoa Laj;y. S2e
drcs?sd we l auntie always dresed well
but her hihet adornment was thit cf a
meek and quiet spi:i wh'ch, in the sigüt of
God, is of preat price. When she d:?d you.
all gather d lovingly about her: aud ai you
tarried her out to iejt the Sunday scbom
cIrss almost covered the csilin w'Lu jpcni
cas; and the poor reopie stood at tho end o
ths ol'ey, with their aprons to the: eyes,
sobbing bitterly, and the man of the worid
Fa!d with Solomon : "Her price was above
rubies," and Jesus, as unto the maiden in
.Tudes. commanded: "I tay unto thee,
The babj's favorite ame I foure.
"Hanging on the ragged edge" is now rei
dered 4,tottering on the slippery brink."
The fellows who are waiting for the oillos
to seek the man are petting awfully tired.
According to tin London Times, the price
of rHarnondi has &teaü:y f&llen fraiu $15 to
Si.75 per karat.
The Bible Revision is said to have citt thc
Universitv Tress of Oxford and Cambridge
moie than $100,000.
A young lady who keeps au autograph al
bum expressly for male signatures ie!erj to
it as her 'him bcok."
A noted Arabian chieftain, Abd el Kaier,
always maintained that the t'vo gre cce
emies of the horso were rest and fat.
France and Grebes have 100 ho'idaye an
nually; Busala 0;. Bplglum C", Ecg and
anl the United States 00, Thcae include
A scientist now declares that the tip of
the ncso is the home of the soul. It has cer
tainly often shown where departed spirits
AJamcstowUjD T , justice de:idi that
profanity is not punishable at lav waea
caused hy a neighbor's hens scratcaing up
tte defendants gtrdeu.
New Jersey tends wife beaters to the peni
tentiary for one year. Itdoub;les, hotrever,
allows their wives to tend them gcciies dur
ing their imprisonment. .
"Yes,'' ob:ervad the widow, "it was rather
a disgrace to have him hanged.bn: yen don't
know what a relief it ia for me tu know
where he 13 at night time."
A Cincinnati girl drowned herself iost be
fore she was going tn be married. N j reason
was given lor the deed other than that she
was engaged to a Cincinnati man.
'Hallo, old man. what oa earth are you
going to do. "Dine, ci t.ourae.' Dine.
Why, it's only three o'clock." "I know, my
boy, but it's eight m London." L:.fa.
"Wl'pn ä woman ii flrint hp- hnband a
bit or her mind be shonld try to imains
what it would be like if he was a Mormon
end w&s having seventeen such bits served
up to him.
There are about 200,000 commercial triv
ele s in thii country. Their avera;o siitry
1,500 a year and expense?. Oyer 2 00;
belong to asocitioos for mutual proteciion,
life insurance, etc.
Fifty-four unfortunate gamo'eri have de
stroyed thomselvpj at Monaco thu? far dur
ing the present s?i?on. The Prmcs'a con
science must be ao unoomf jrtte bed
fellor.' if he ever con;ider3 the source of his
Two cirls in Eicrtinento, Col, whe
thought Jt would bo fun to black tneir faces,
unfortunately got a coloring preparation
that won't wash oiT. It acts like dyt on the
skin, and cnemUIa ray it will probably
not wear off for months.
It has been well announced that anybody,
on eitht r aide, prominent orlikely to become
po, In Afghanistan was of Irih dscent.
Now a Dublin paper states ihtt General
Kcmaroffa grandmother was an Irishwcman
cf the name of Macnamara.
On the streets of Calhoun, Ga., recsntly
there ero three old men talking tyjrether,
all members cf the Baptist church, who hud
been married seven times, and the acgreate
age c i the three wa? 20 years. AU ::r active
and in good health for men of the.r
Ia iu:8la a mm tiust pay his tarei before
be. ; ays the preacher, or doctor, or r.r:vlr
toker. An American simply mov: a few
Uii'ea cut of town and the tnx gatherer can't
touc'n him. It is for euch ble?5.ngs as these
that our forefather! fit in tho revolution.
The lumber for IS OOO clothes-nir.? cok. L",
and tho clothes pin? arc worth f .S.So. :;o ;r
kir.ds of saws, a rsvolving polishing cylinder
ofiroa. and a kiln are requisite fcr thbU
manufacture, and the pojr creature who
makes them has only 50 per cent, prorit
when he sells them for ono cent.
The length c! the projected rail ay froni
London to Bombjty is estimate! r.t nearly
7 0C0 miles, the route contemplated htinr,
throueh Paris, Madrid, Gibraltar, Tao.- era,
TnnK Tripoli, Busrah, K!! to Knrr:hu
and Bombay. It ii expected that the joar
r py will be made la nine days, cr an average
of thirtyfive mile3 per hoar.
It is estimated that the total stoo: of cobt
ia the worid In use as coin, or as co n. or as
bankin2 reserve in one shape or cthr, is
about j2 SISOO.COO cf which total England
has ?G12. -00 ( : Franca. i'J V J.' :-: (r
ronny. &.; and the i'nited fc'ta'e-j.
$147,12 00. Other nation? cu:e in tor
shsrs varyice from ?3.SSS in the case of
The Kansas Suprerue Court has been cajled
upon to decide a point probibly crerer b.ort
raised. Its5eni3 that when the jirr went
out one cf the number propoied to open
their deliberations with prayer, acd there
upon, proceeded to pray "long and load.'
The verdict was against the defendant,
where upon his lawyer moved to set a'de.
on the ground ot "undue influence exerc J
by one of the jurymen by means cf public
prayer in the jury-iosai,"