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I^HE APPEAL STEADILY GAINS i:
LEONON E O THE OLDEST
TOWNS O N THE CONTINENT,
he Great St. Peter's Cathedral, a Moorish
Structure, With Walls Thirteen Feet
ThickVolcanoes of Axusco and Mom o-
toinboThe Commercial Metropolis.
Leon, Nicaragua. ,special
Correspondence.la this old, old town, whicn
Wa& founded within thirty years after Colum
l-uf discovered America, everything savors of
d'tys long gone by. The first Europeans, head
vd by Don Pedro de Avila, touched the western
edge of the country in 1314. Five years later
Avihi, then Clovernor of Panama, sent hi3
hi other, Gil Gonzalez, with a thousand lusty
Lt ccaneers to explore the interior. They
named the little Pacific bay where they came
ashcre Puerto Realjo (now Corinto), and
thence they inarched inland, through mighty
forests and past burning volcanoes), until a
gieat lake barred further progress. They
fo-ind the country densely populated with In
dians, ruled by the brave cacique, Nicaro. In
their reports to the homo government tho
Spaniards were lavish in their praise of Ni
caro's land, and of "Nicaro Agua"the water
of Nicaroas they called the great inland sea.
Hence the name Nicar-Agua, les3 changed
nfter 380 years of use than most old-time ap
pellations. According to his own account
Captain Gil was a very great evangel among
the heathen. It is to be feared, however,
that his methods were hardly up to modern
ideas of Christianity. His plan was to demol
ish the temples and idols of their ancestors
and compel the wondering Indians to worship
the cross instead. He baptized them into th3
true church in the lump, so to speak, at the
rate of thousands a day, and at the same time
never failed to convert the available wealth
oi the brands thua snatched from the burning
to his own possession. Converting souls and
shekels all the way, the crusading buccaneers
came as far as the populous Indian city, Ni
ouichizi (now Granada), an then returned
to Panama, reporting their" extraordinary
success. Thereupon, in 1521, Governor Avila
fli&patched Don Francisco Cordova to com
plete the temporal and spiritual conquest of
Nicaro's kingdom. All readers of history are
familiar with the the brilliant but bloody rec
ord of Cordova and his host of Castilian ad
venturers. They swept through the countrv
with Are and sword, halberds, and blood-red
bnauers. Clcse upon their heels followed a
no less cruel and greedy train of dark-gowned
n.onks and friars, armed with crosses an]
instruments of torture.
And so were established the Spanish colo
nies, which consequently were incorporated
into the great "Vice Royalty of Guatemala,"
Including the divisions now known as Nicara
gua. Honduras, San Salvador, Guatemala, and
CV,t.ia Rica. The first thing that Cordova did
vas to found this old city of Leon, upon the
luins of a city many centuries older. Th
e&rlier history of Nicaragua is lost in the
mists of obscurity. Its ruined temples and
palaces, overgrown by mighty forests, attest
that powerful nations lived here in the morn
ing twilight of time before Christ was born
before the pyramids were bullded, before the
sinking of Atlantis in midocean gave rise to
tiaditions of a universal deluge.
I Qtlicr 'DnyriY*
For many decades Leon flourished as the
richest, gayest, and most populous city, oi
Central America, up to the war between the
aristocrats and Indians, beginning in 182tf,
during which more than a thousand of its
stateliest buildings were plundered and
burned and many of the wealthy inhabitants
murdered. The Indians won the day, assist
ed by what is known as the Liberal, or anti
clerical party, and a few Yankee filibusters,
and the best part of Leon was never rebuilt.
Today there are long, wide streets whose
pavements are overgrown with weeds and
underbrush, still lined with half-fallen walls
that disclose beautiful marble columns, artis
tic carvings, and coats of arms upon molder
ing facades. In mockery of the former mag
nificeL.ce which their ancestors destroyed the
miserable Indian peons of the present have
erected their bamboo huts and surrounded
them with cactus hedges on top of the ruined
casas of proud hidalgos. Consistency is a
rare Jewel, even among Indians. These are
extremely pious an a superstitious, wougn
eternally fighting the Conservative or church
They are firm believers in the tradition
that Leon was once cursed by a Pope be
cause of a murder of an Archbishop withic
her walls, and hence the calamities she has
suffered. Th present population i3 about
40,000, nearly as can be guessed, for a census
is never taken. Th streets of Leon, like
those of most Central American cities, are
reasonably straight and wide, radiating from
a central plaza like the spokes of a wheel
but the sidewalks are remarkable, and, let us
hope, original, affairs. The North American
conception of a sidewalk is a terrestrial in
stitution, which, to be effective, must be
built upon the ground and somewhere near
a common level but not so the Nicaraguan
idea. These are elevated to various alti
tudes between the cellars and second-story
windows of the houses, with massive founda
tions of stone beneath them. It behooves
the pedestrian to keep perfectly sober In
Leon. Passing along the street he is con
stantly climbing from one man's walk on to
that of another, sometimes by stone stair
ways placed so as to assist in the ascent or
descent, but frequently compelled to jump
down three or four feet, or shin up, fingers
and toes, as best he can. The walks them
selves are mostly of cut stone, often finely
inlaid in patterns with surface blocks of
black and white.
The wonder of Leon is its great St. Peter'n
Cathedral, a Moorish structure, with walls
thirteen feet thick, built to withstand the
throes of earthquakes and the assaults oi
revolutionists. It is undoubtedly the finest
structure in Central America, and is an en
during monument to the zeal and tireless
energy of the early priests. Modeled after
the great cathedral in Seville, Spain, it was
forty years in course of erection and cost
over $5,000,000. It scarred and battered
walls bear mute testimony to the fact that
it has served as a fortress during a hundred
revolutions, and it is still strong enough to
protect the people through as many more.
Leon has scores of other churches and mon
asteries, all falling to decay, with weeds and
grass growing upon their belfries in the dust
The interior of none of the churches beat
out the fanciful designs of their exteriors.
The inside walls are all black with mold, bare
and irregular, and the trappings are few and
tawdry. Even splendid St. Peter's has no
altar which can be compared with that of
any church in the City of Mexico. Maybe this
is due to the frequency of revolutions in
Nicaragua, one might almost say the unin
terrupted succession of them, and to the fact
that the so-called "Liberal" party has been
extremely liberal in the matter of helping
itself to church treasures. Yet Nicaragua
is eminently a Catholic country, and the coa
stitution recognizes the fact by declaring:
"Article 6. The religion of the republic is the
Roman Catholic Apostolic. The government
will protect its practice." I alse
tolerates other religions, and now
adays nobody is molested on ac
count of his faith, or lack of faith, in any
creed. So far as I can ascertain, there is but
one Protestant mission in the country outside
of the Mosquito Reserva, where our Englisl
cousins uphold the Church of England. The
masses of Central Americans are coatenteO
to follow the teachings of their priests, al
though the latter are no longer powerful In
governmental affairs, and the ruling classes,
while nominally professing Catholicism, are
open in their expressions of distrust of the
clergy, and hamper them on every hand by
curtailing their old-time privileges.
From the tower of St. Peter's Cathedral
all the news possible.
a-It does so impartially, wafftf* ao Word*
-lts correwpoadenta areable t^d energetic
thirteen volcanoes can oe seen
which are active. Eighteen of t^BJ^B^Hirin
solemn possession around thjJB^^HErnagua
and Nicaragua. None of^M^^^Ls high as
certain peaks in Guate^BHrtTCosta Rica
but they look mucJ^OTB^Decause. rising
unineuiately frcjj^H|Hrcvfci of tide water,
their whole buj^H^pPeseen in full grandeur,
unobseuredfl|^Br er ranges. Monotombo, oi
TA^RijisPs it is irreverently called,
springs^Hiyout of the water of Lake Nica
ragua. Its bare and blackened summit, al
ways crowned with light wreaths of smoke,
attests the existence of perpetual fires
within, and so far no human foot has sealed
It. Now and then the fires break forth and
deluge its sides with burning Hoods, killing
every living thing in their path. A the base
of the mountains are several hot sulphur
springs, and at Intervals heavy rumblings are
heard, betokening internal commotions. A
few miles away, out in the lake, is an exact
duplicate of Monotombo, only one-fourth its
size. It is called Monotombita (Little Mono
tombo), and forms an island, from which its
Peak rises^ a perfect _cone. It crater .has
been extinct for hundreds of years, but the
island was evidently a sacred place to the
aborigines. In the forest which now covers
it are ruins of gigantic idols and vast tem
ples, the former hewed out of solid rock. Th
walls of Leon having been several times shak
en down- by earthquakes, a peculiar custom
has arisen, called "the baptism of volcanoes"
a ceremony which is believed by the 6uper-:
Btitlous to be effective in keeping the forces?
of nature in subjection. The observance is
as old as the first European settlement in
Nicaragua, having originated with the first
eruption after the conquest, which took place
about the year 1522, when Leon was only a
promising infant. I is repeated year after
year, on the anniversary of the last disturb
ance caused by each particular volcano./ Th
priests of the nearest city take the affair in
charge, and, followed by a large company of
the faithful, ascend the crater and sprinkle
holy prater into it, with impressive ceremo
Every volcanic peak in Nicarague has been
repeatedly sanctified in this wayexcept
Monotombo, greatest and most unregenerate
of them all.which has never permitted human
feet to approach its crater. Some two cen
turies ago, after Old Tombo had been behaving
particularly bad, three brave monks deter
mined to try the effect of holy water upon it
at all hazards. Followed by the populace to
the foot of the mountain, amid the pealing of
bells and the chanting of the Te Deum, they
started for the summit, dragging a huge
crucifix, which they proceeded to erect there.
So they passed out of sight, still steadily
toiling upward when night shut off the view.
What became of them none can say. They
were never heard of again, and, like Moses,
ao man knoweth their resting place. An.
that the people regarded Old Tombo wi^
greater reverence than ever, and the "bap
tism of volcanoes" became the greatest re
ligious festival of the year in Nicaragua.
The Commercial Metropolis.
Being the commercial metropolis of thr
country, Leon has still many wealthy citi
zens. There is a considerable Spanish-In
dian aristocracy, intermarriage having large
ly obliterated race lines. Fully nine-tenths
the merchants follow one business, that
conducting general retail stores, with stock.
embracing all manner of commodities 1c
small quantitiesEnglish, German, ar.
American goodsparticularly wines, liquors
prints, canned goods, tobacco, and hardware
On account of freights and import duties tV
retail selling price is generally much highei
than,, in the United, States._._ As in ,oth"
parts of Central America t'here is a drougtt
of amusements in Leon. A few years a
some foreign residents undertook to build ar.
opera-house, but were compelled to make ar
assignment before the edifice was fully com
pleted. It is used occasionally, however, wher
some Spanish troupe comes along brave
enough to risk financial disaster by giving a
few poorly patronized performances. The
play is advertised in a novel fashion. I
stead of distributing handbills and paintic
the town red with flaming posters or send
ing out a clown and a band of music, as i
Mexico, the Nicaraguans let off skyrockets i
the early evening, as a signal for overyboc7..
interested to dress and haste to the show.
FANNIE BPtlGHAM WARD.
They Are No All SlenderDon't Be
louse to Any Particular Caste.
Of what use is a fussy woman in the
emei-gencies of life? Slie loses her head
figuratively, in an accident fidgets the
patient's nerves to fiddlestrings in a
sick room, and becomes supine and
hysterical in a domestic cataclysm,
says the Daughter. Does tt fussy,
fidgety woman ever enjoy herself on a
pleasure trip, or, as important, does she
ever allow members of her party to
enjoy themselves? Rarely, I think. I
took a bank holiday excursion trip to
Margate this year in search of "copy,"
and the full significance of the fussy
woman was borne in upon me by one
of the occupants of the third-class car
riage that I elected to honor with my
company. She was a large woman,
with a large party. She upset one of
my preconceived notions that fat wom
en never fuss, for she was very large,
and she fussed very conspicuously. I
had watched her on the platform before
the train came in sight. She was mak
ing spasmodic dives after her purse,
her tickets, her children, her lunch bas
kets she was evidently possessed with
the nation that she was about to lose
them. When she had cackled all into
the carriage her fussing was not fin
ished she fussed because she could not
see where the 'am sandwiches 'ad got
put to she fussed because G'eorge had
lost his penny she fussed because she
could not make up her mind whether it
would be better to have the window up
or down she fussed because somebody
"thort as 'ow it might be rining in Mar-
git," and she had omitted to bring the
"macs." The climax of her fussing was
seen when the departure bell sounded,
and "Sandy," presumably her husband,
had not come back from having a "arf
and-arf" with his mate in the "reste-
rong." She was a specimen of the low
er-class "fusser," but I have encoun
tered quite as bad fidgets' among wom
en of a higher grade, and 1 am not sure
that their fussiness is not more trying
than the fussiness of the lower-class
woman, who may perhaps be pardoned
for not knowing any better.
Treated Them Well.
The late Father Healey, who was a
celebrated wit, was looking over the
library of a well known brewer in Dub
lin. Taking up one of the book:
"Ah!" he says. "I see you have such
and such a hook here," naming the
"Oh," says the brewer, "that's an old
friend of mine."
"Also," says Father Healey, "I seevisiting
you have another hook here," naming
"Another old friend," said the
"Well," says the cleric, "It's easy t
see ?ou don't cut your old friends.K
SOCIAL MATTERS, CONDENSED
INTO SMALL SPACE.
for the Benefit of our Thousands of Read-
ersAll Sorts of News Items From the
City by the Bi BridgeThe "Future
Great" at the Preseut Time.
Stella AJ'f who attempted fuic'de at
the j-til Thursday night, in in a se'iouB
condition at the City Hospital. She
souzht to commit suicide by drinkinY
some powerful rheuinatism liniment.
The Allen woman is a notorious police
character, new held fQrjafcbejy^,
Postmaster Carlisle was in ceipt of a
telegram today from MittieBrazer living
at 725 Hazel street Ttxarkma, Art,
The writer wants him to give her the ad
dre of tome museum. She says she
has a cdild who is a freak, havirg six
fingers on each hand an'' six toes on
each foot. Thefingersand toes are
fect, says the writer.
Thomns Ware, a coachman in the per
vicf of James Andurson ot 4160 Wash
ington boulevard, shot Sam Si-r, another
coachman, at present unemployed in a
quarrel over the affections of Jennie
Solomon, a yellow girl, who bad deserted
feims for Anderson. The ball lodged, in
Sims neck and Ware is in tho Seventh
District Police Station. The wound is
not dangerous. SinB claims that he
went to Ware's root? in Anderson's
stable, whera Jennie was, to get some
clothes she had taken when she left him
The quarrel and shooting followed.
Ware claims eel/-defense, alleging that
Sims had bis haiti in his pocket after a
weapon when he shot.
In these days of Twenieth Century de
veJopmente, it is not the irofct desirable
ihing on earth to be a member of the
Caucasian race, according to the testi
mony of Annie Pearson, ao A'ro-Armr'-
can residing at Thirteenth and Linden
stieets. Annie has lived upon thrs mun
dane sphere for the last 50 ypars and up
to two years :g waa as bit ck as the ace
of spades. But now th'ngs are different
If you got a side v'ew of Annie from the
north, you would be readv to make an
affidavit tha*. Bbe aia white woJuan who
bad seen betier day?. If however, you
should i happen to "walk arcund her,
which is no intoasiderabletaBk, as her
avoirdupois is something remarkable,
you wouid immediately be tempted to
remark that she reminded you of a
chameleon ior lol you would see, instead
of a white,a black woman.
.'Mr Moses Bailey of Natchez, Miss., is
in the city.
Mr Louis Winston of Natchez Missis
friends in the city.
Miss Nanie Hill, of Lexington, Ky.,
is visiting Mrs. Oglesby, 3524 Dearborn
Mrs A Benford 2303 Dearborn street
hue gone to Mansfield, Ohio to visit
SAINT PAUL AND MINNEAPOLIS. MfNN.. SATURDAY, AUGUST 7,1897.
Mrp.-Burns and daughter, of Peoris,
111, is visiting the Adaul family at 66L9
Feoria avabue. 1
Master Gas Williams of 35th street has
returned from two week? vacation at
Misers. Tode and Alex. MBziek, of
Natchez, Miss., spent several days In
ie city this week.
Miss Bessie Selby and Maeter Leroy
Sa.b/, of S-. Louis, is in the city visiting
their father, Mr. S. Sjlby.
Mrs Hattie Washington of GalesDurg,
III, who waft at one time, a nurse in the
Provident hospital, is vhiting MWB Alice
Johnson, 3757 Dearborn street.
Richard Walton wh.ajjs serving a term
ofbhe year in InTcouht^jail lor larceny
was taken to the county hospital Mon
day afternoon to have a tumor removed
from hi4 tt roa\ The tumor is pressing
against the windpipe, and Walton is be i
Blowly eutioca'ed. The removal of theCnmmanderies
tumorous growth, which ha* been rapu',
will require a very delicate surgical
Part of the growth attach
ed to the jugular vein.
Mrs. Bruce, 1708 Dearborn stieet
cemmitted suicide Aug. 2, by drinking
eqjanity of carbolic acid. She was seea
a few ra'nutes after taking the deadly
dm,' and was asked why she did so. Her
rply wai that her busbanl, whom she
had only been arriei to five months,
said be would not g've le any more
money, i I concluded that life was hot
worth livitg any long' r. She was jet 17
years old. i
Rev. Ransom preached an elo-where
uent and interesting sermon la?t Sun*
dv on the "Slaves and Emancipation.
To ooriow he will begiufa eeriei of eer-
m-ns, which will continue for four weeks
the benefh of men. "Home Talks"
is the tilie of the sermons and all men
are cordielly invited to attend. The in
gnation meeting that was to have been
held at the church Tuesday evening met
without doing anythir and ajour::ed to
meet again at call.
The new order known as the Int. Ind
Association gave its first Annual illumi
nated trolley car party on July 29 oyt
the South Chicago City Ry. It via? a
tended by many of the promiuen' peo
ple of the city among them were: Mr.
and MrB Hayes, Roach, Edwards Powell
and Boaz. This organization is making
rapid progress. They have organized
eleven lodges inside of two months.
"Ohyet echool was well attended
There being present 196. $320 was contri
buted for special purposes. Mr. D.
Johnson's class presented the school
$i 70 Regular collection $3.39 Total col
lection $8 39 At the mornimj service
v. J. F. Thomas, the pastor preacht
a doctrinal sermon He endeavored to
show that we as Christins should conti
nually approach the Lord Jesus without
who was made perfect through suf*
fering became the author of eternal sal
vatioa nnto all them .that obey him.
Quite a iarge number partook nf the
lord's eupner. Total collection $ 21 99.
The B. Y. F. held an interesting
raeetinr and well attended, oar next
leader Mr Washington of fietbesda.
Revival meetings are being held at
Ol.ve'. Sabtath evening?.
FACTS AN FANCIES OF THE
BEAUTIFUL "FALLS CITY."
A Reliable Record of the Happenings
Among the Afro-American Residents o:
the Metropolis of KentuckyJ-oul8vi!l
lheremainsofCbar.es Harrip, who
was killed at Thirteenth and Chestnut
streets Monday afternoon by a freight
traio. was shipped to Pine Grove on tte
28, for bur hi.
Mrp, Elizabeth Carter, pgi 74 yeer?,
died at her home, 93C W. Walnut street,
Tuesday at 8:30 m. She was buried
Thursday, the funeral services being
held at Fifth street Baptist church.
The annual COT clave of the Grand
of Kn ucky and Juris
dicion K. will convene August 10,
11 and 12 Tuesday the 10, there wilj
De a floating concert, Wednesday even
irg a barq let at OJd Fellows ball.
Tuu-8day a stieet parade, which will end
at Grand Avenue Park, where there will
be a picnic.
Mrs. Mary Dickerson was s'zsd with a
sudden atti of cardioc ederosiB daring
the services at Qiinn Chapel Sunday
morning. Dr. C. F. Muxwell was hastily
summoned, and after two hoars' hard
work succeeded in restoring
her to con-
sciousness, after which she was removed
to her hom9,1039 Third street, whtra
the is rapidly improving.
Ella Miller, a denzen of Grayson
street, was standing at her front gate
Monday nigh*, holding a heavy store
pitcher of oeer in her Lcr.d. An un
known man came along and asked her
to give him a drink. She refused and
be took the growler away from her and,'
after drinking to hia hearts content,
smashed ber over tha head with the
heavy veese'. She fell to the mnd
Several persons who were standing, hear
by carried her into her house and sum
moned Dr. Cannon, who took several
stitches in the wound. At a late hour
last night she was ur onecious, and the
attending physician thinks tbather'skull
Hardin Johnson invited Din Ha'z'e-
wood to take dinner with him Sunday.
The former's wife prepared and cooked
the vegetables which Lad been bought
the night before. -Shortly after dinner,
ill were taken suddenly ill. They be-
unconBioUe, and soon after appear*
ed to 3 dead. Dr Howard was sum
moned and administered emetics! None
of the patients revived until Sunday
nght. *Dr Howard says the poisoning
WU due to laudanum placed in the food.
Sunday night hope was entertained for
Uszewoods' recovery bat Dr Howard
and be did not believe the members of
the Johnson family could recover. It is
alleged that Johnson has a neiibbir,
who has been jealous of him for several
months, and haa attempted to do him
injury on previous occasion.
Body Fou nd On a Fence.
Hopkinsville, Ky., Aug 2John Sutu
rners attempted last night to enter a
room in which Walter Whitfield's wife
was sleeping. Whitfield, who was in the
next room, fired a load rf buckshot into
Rummers' body Summers ran, and while
he was climbing a fence Whitfield again
fired. Summers' body was founu this
morning banging by one 1 from tie
fence. Whitfield WBB im rted KhU after
Get in on the Ground Floor.
J^ E. Hawkins of Seatle Washington
who is undoubtly Ihe best known Afro
American attorney in the far Northwest,
has for the past two years been engaged
in raining. Seattle is the cf nU of the
coming greatest mining country in the
world being the distributing point for tbe
Djinss of Alaska. British Columbia and
the Northwest Territories on the Pacific
Coast. Mr. Hawkins is in on the ground
fljor in some of the most valuable
properties in that section of the country
and is rapidly acquiring larger interests.
Those desiring to invest some money in
mining property that will pay big re
turns in the near future should commnni
cate with J. E Hawkins 44-5 Occidenttl
Block SeUtle Wash.
ALDERMEN I N BELGIUM.
They Would Voted Slow by American
My guide of varied accomplishments
combined, as business men abroad oft
en do, the roles of country gentleman,
manufacturer, bank president, school
trustee, andbroadening the gulf be
tween his kind and the typical Ameri
can "boss"he holds the more import-'
ant position of alderman. In every
"city the aldermen and mayor, or burgo
master, are of high social repute, elect
ed to office because of special fitness for
the branch of public affairs they are
chosen to manage. Said one, with hor
ror and shame, "We hear that in Am
erica aldermen are sometimes
thieves!" The first "alderman of pub
lic instruction" to whom I presented
my credentials in a Brussels commune
proved to be a barrister of note, author
of several well known law treatises. In
another commune the alderman of pub
lic instruction is professor at the nor
mal school, progressive and public spir
ited. The alderman responsible for
the Ghent schools fills also the chair
of political economy at the university,
keeps in touch'with the methods of
other nations, reads the reports of the
United States department of labor, and,
much to my surprise, identified me at
once from having seen my name in one
of those volumes. The faculty of the
university at Liege has more thanone
representative in the "college" of al
dermena suggestive title, losing none
of its dignity when applied to the body
of brilliant men who administer civic
affairs with scrupulous fidelity on
broad, wise lines.Harper's Maga
It has been computed by some one
fond of mathematical calculations and
antithetical conceits that if the food
which is consumed in Great Britain not
only in excess of need, but to the actual
harm of the eaters, could be saved and
sent to India, it would more than sup
ply the wants of the starving thou
sands in that country.
This computation is of course little
more than a guess, but it serves to em
phasise the fact that many, perhaps
the majority of mankind above the
ranks of the very poor, sin against
themselves daily by overeating.
An English hygienist of repute says
that a large proportion of the ills which
afflict men past the middle of life are
due to errors in diet, chiefly in the di
rection of excess in quantity. He even
goes so far as to make the deliberate
assertion that more mischief in the
shape of i lessened resisting powers,
actual disease and shortened life comes
to the inhabitants of Northern Europe
from their habits of eating than from
their abuse of alcoholic liquors.
KTK APPEAL KEEPS IN FRONT
4~Jjtis theorgan of ALL Afro-American*.
A^ilis not controlled by any ring or clique*
^WT asks no support bat the people's.
And what is said of Englishmen ap
plies with equal force to Americans.
We not only eat too much and
often, but we eat food that is too nu
tritious in proportion to its bulk in
other words, we eat too much meat.
Not only are gout and rheumatism
favored, or, as some eminent authori
ties contend, solely caused by too much
meat, but even certain tumors are
thought by many to be hastened in
their growth by the same means.
For the majority of city dwellers, es
pecially brain-workers, three meat
meals a day are too many two are all
sufficient for most people, and many
are better off with meat only once in
the twenty-four hours. The other
meals should be slight, consisting of
bread, butter, cheese, milk, green veg
etables and fruit.
There is an unfounded prejudice
against nuts, Which are regarded as in
digestible, but that is because they are
eaten at the wrong time. Both fruit,
and nuts are excellent foods, but they
should be taken at the beginning of
breakfast or luncheon, instead of at the
end of the meal.
The dietary rules for lenten observ
ance which the Catholic Church im
poses upon its members are hygienical
ly irreproachable, and It would be bet
ter for nearly all of usunless the doc
tors be exceptedif these rules were
followed, not only by Catholics during
lent, hut by everybody all the year
As It Goes.
"Why do they say a man plays the
races?" "It is funny, isn't it, when he
usually gets worked?"Philadelphia
$2.40 PER YEAK.
THE CREAM CITY O THE LAKES'
AND ITS FOLKSy..'..
Items of all Sorts Gathered Together by
Our Ubiquitous Reporter and Served up
in Lainty Style for the Delectation of
Mrs Jaa Paiks is on the sick iist.
Col Taylor is taking a vacation.
Mr. Hfirry Bland has returned from
Col John Knapper has returned from
Mr Wes'ey Botts has gone to Virginia
to spend the summer with relativeB,
Mrs Wheeler is taking wheel
lessons in the basement of her house.
Mr. Tbos. Galbreath has retigned hij
pasi ion at the Piankiaton birber shop.
Prof Wilsoa of Jairo 111,, was in
the city for. a few dayn ihe guest-of Cspt.
Miss Lange of Evaiuton came up with
Mrs. Zedricks and was also the guest of
Uncle Dick Catlin, Phillipps and
Wm Martin (who is too strong to work)
have gone to Spring Bank for the sum.
Sc Mark's church held quarterly meet
ing on last Sunday. Rev Burleigh was
assisted by Elder Peterson of Hastings
Prof Brown who has been the guest
of Mr and Mrs Bland since the N-
E. A Convention has rt turned to Wash
ington D. C.
Mr John Montgomery the evangelist
and conologist has returned to the city
after canvasing the state in the interest
of his paper.
Mr. Joseph Weber, chef at the Plan
kinton for 18 years has gone East wheie
he i visit all the principal fcot9ls and
as the resilt of unitin Dr Redd
to a German woman in the Trinity
church (German) oyer a year ag. the
congregation is now divided.
Mrs Annie Z8dricks and son Harry
came up by boat from Caicago last Sun
day and'iwere the guests of Mrs
Anderson while in the city.
Rev George A Brown of Danville Lla
is in the city. He saya Danvi'le is the.
only place on Earth where he would
like to reside permanently. Milwaukee
does not agree with him.
We have a Republican President a
Protective Tariff and not free silver but
free gold in Alaska, and still prosperity
has not yet btruck the Cream City,
botel business has not been so light in
Mr John Minor editor and proprie
tor of The Republican of New Or'eans
La., armeJ in the city this week from
Washington D. C, and will spend a few
days visiting his brother, Mr Shelton M.
Miss Ida Wheeler and Miss Berry
are trying htri to master tbeir wheels.
If one had seen the hard fall they had
on "Wells St., the other night, they would
be led to think that two light weignts
Mr A Siverauce has taken charge of
the Pfister Hotel as manager Mr Sam
Brown the former manager resigned. It
is rumored that the new manager will
put A/ro-American waiters in the place
of white Oies, hut we doih it, Ic may
take place some day but i as soon as
13ose who are waitirg to get a situation
Mr and Mrs Anderson have given
the little girl a home with them. Now
who will come forward ai see that the
two lit'le bovs aie provided like-wise.
The parents of these children lived in
Ricine but have now eeperated and left
the T.ttle ones to get on the beat they
can. Even the dumb brutes of the forest
will protect their young, how much more
One who earned their bread and butter
for 3 years in one olace, and who has
been well treated by both officers and
comrades, and will then, on being dis
missed for negWc. of duty, go to the
guestd on whom they were waiting and
lie on their suptr'.or officers is worse
than the devil. Hell is full of alUuch
Christians, it's gates are jar and will
never close until this hypociit is gather
ed within its fold. He bin be .given
a wide berth by all hotel men and
shu ined by all tiue members of the
Fraternity aa such induct is unl
amen? men who wear the e*mblem.
ZION'S PEOPLE FLEE.
Polecats Take Possession of a Church a nd
Scatter the Congregation.
Atchison, Kan., Aug. 3 Zion'schurch
an Afrc-American organization in tt ia
city, has almost been broken up aa the
retult of an invasion of the church build*
ing by polecats. The bailding seems to
he a favorite resort of theee( little but
moat disagreeable animals.
East year the corgregation was thrown
into a panic during tbe most fervent part
of the pastor's discourse as the result of
a contention between a dog and a pole
ctt in the aisle of the church. This
year the army of polecats in the vicinity
of on's church 1B larger than ever, and
in const qience its congregation baa fled
and its walls will no longer fcho the
awful warnings of its impa sionpd pastor.
Advertising ia a busineea, and a'l the
princ pies of tufcinus nust be applied,