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In that race in the arctic the winner
_o bound to have the pole.
A small boy says it is impossible to
judge the effect of a slipper by its size.
Herr Most says he is opposed to law
yers. This renews our confidence in
In always makes a veterinary sur
geon indignant to hear a dentist called
The man with anti-collapsible views
must indulge in vestibule trains of
It is claimed that dentistry prolongs
life. As has been said of matrimony,
it certainly makes it seem longer.
The airship seems to be a good deal
like the learner's bicycle. If it sees a
steeple or a tlee, it makes right for it.
Czolgosz's trial was short, but it was
long enough to make the folly of his
crime evident to every anarchist in
Gold is a wonderful fertilizing agent.
It has caused many a family tree to
spring up and get its full growth in a
With six children in the White House
the staid old servants of the establish
ment will get a sure-enough taste of the
Even the greatest man of science
may as well peacefully submit to hav
ing his judgment set aside when the
baby's grandmother takes a hand.
They don't sell palace furniture on
the installment plan in Peking, which
nay account for the court's resolution
to remain in Kai Fong b'oo two years
A railway train hearing four kings,
two queetns and twellty-eight prinlcesses
and princes arrived at Copenhagen re
cently. The numbler of two-spots is not
James J. Corbett, one of the pugilistic
ex-rays, says he wears no d(liamnlndls e
cause they are vulgar. Most people do
not object to a few vulgarities locked
up hi the safe.
Ting Oscar of Sweden is an author,
a historiian, nll orator, an artist anld a
draimatis', and lie also writes poetry
and plays the accordion. Yet he is pop
ular. The good people of Sweden have
somle peculial traits.
When a man lmarries a second time,
every womanI1 of his ac(nquaitaLece saLys:
"I knew iL That's just like a man."
When a \woman marries a second tillle,
her woman atcqiuainltililces comitttend
her for her good selnse and express the
hope that she will be luplpler than she
was with her lirst husband.
The widely ;lad rtised fact that the
Vhite House lhas buit live bedrooms for
the falnily anld the guests should keep
the undeshlrable peoplie who might be
determined to COlle oil and slay a
lmoulth at a sulftisflctory distance. If
they persist in coining, however, it
mlight be well for thlell to tote along a
camping outtit, ur at lewst a hauimock.
Henri POes du iois pays all Alleri
caus a great colipiltent. lie says that
these three phlrases from McKinley,
"Do not tell my wile," "Do not habrr
the poor fellow," and "I am sorry to
disturb the happiness of the exposi
tion," are phrases palpitating with the
American regard for others. We can
nac:cept this true (cotntilutent as all off
set to the declaration of that French
actress who says all American men are
(live the girls thile bst of education.
Let them have college edncation if poe
sible. The way to get at the boys of
the future is by meiins of the girls who
are to be their mlothers. Too mluch at
tentioyn has beenl given to the boys and
not enoligh to the girls. If the boys of
a college wonlili are capable of receiv
ing a college educantion they stand tim
best chance of getting it. The best side
of the house is the mother side of it. If
the girls are put ftr\vard the boys will
get in the lneighblltrhod.
The legal professionl has been allowed
to have practically its own way in de
termrining the methlos of procedure in
our courts. The lawyers have .abused
the coilildeuce of the peoplle by invest
ing those lmethods with such a cloud of.
technicalities as to lmake the dealing
out of justice to knaves so ilificult and
costly a process that prosecuting attor
neys have often, whena faced by the
prospect of a lnlg-drawn battle with
unscrupulous lawyers retained by a
ýriinlnal, prefevred to enter a inole pros.
rather than imulet the community in
beavy costs without avail; and crinl
nals of all degrees walk the streets unl
icathed. The Buffalo bar showed, in
:he Czolgosz case, how much better the
awyers can serve the community when
:hey have the heart for it. If the bar
n every American city would follow
that example, not only in regard to
nurderers but toward criminals of ev
try degree, what a sudden accession of
najesty and effectiveness would come
o the Law!
Sixty years ago cotton was known
rverywhere as king. The reason why
otton was called king was because the
Loney the United States received for it
rom foreign tountries was larger than
It received for its breadstuffs sad its
provisions. Cotton continued to be
king until the reepal of the cotton laws
of England, the discovery of petroleum
in the United States, and the immense
increment in our exported provisions
because of the large demand from Eu
rope for our meats. So cotton was de
throned, and breadstuffs and provisions
and petroleum and machinery became
dominating factors In the exports of our
country. In the whirligig of time af
fairs have changed and cotton has
again become king. The returns for
the fiscal year, ending June 30, 1901,
shows a condition of affairs which no
American can forget. The price of cot
ton has been so high during the past
year and the demand so steady from
Europe, that its exported value reaches
the enormous sum of $313,673,433, the'
largest in the history of the United
States. The nation received only $275,
594,618 for its breadstuffs, or $38,000,
000 less than for Its raw cotton. This
puts the South again In the ascendant.
Seventy years ago the sea island cot
ton of South Carolina, because it had a
long staple and was of the finest qual
ity, was the best cotton on the globe.
The area was narrow and small on
which that quality of cotton was raised.,
Now by the annexation of mighty 'lex
as we receive as good a quality of cot
ton from that State as the sea islands
furnished. When Texas was annexed
no one dreamed of Its future possibili
ties. The United States has been so
fortunate that, whatever territory it re
ceives or takes, our people discover un
told ca.d hidden treasures in its soil.
The cotton of Egypt and the cotton of
India is short staple and not to be com
pared to the cotton of the United States,
and therefore American cotton will
continue to be the king in the world
Every few years statistics of some
kind report that human life is growing
longer. One enthusisastic claim is made
to the effect that within the last half
century the average of life has been
extended over ten years and that for a
long time it was fixed at 33, whereas
now it is close to -15. Whether this
claim can be proved is doubtful, but all 1
statistics seem to agree that the aver
age is advancing and that the quality
of life is improving with the quantity.
Men at GO, 70 and 75 are still in active t
business where formerly they were set
aside at a much earlier age as too old
to work. The passage in Psalms which 1
puts a man's age at three-score and
ten or fit most four score years
has doubtless limited the expectation c
and ambition of men and led them to
regard that period as the tixed and in
evitable bounldary of all that makes f
life worth living for them, salys the Chi- Ii
c'ago Chronicle. It is quite possible,
however, that another pa;ssage of scrlip.
lure, wholly overlooked in the recogni
tion given to the other, may be pressed
Into service and the limit of man's as- d
tiration and endeavor be fixed at 120. t
While the PsalnHist says "three-scoire
and ten," In Genesis we find the Iord a
saying: "Man's days shall be a hundred a
and twenty years." Why Lmay not this
text incite man to pass from what it t
is, as given In Psalms, to what shall d
te, as given In n Genesis? Why not ex- v
pect a longer life? If, as scientists a
say, the period of development in an
animal is one-sixth of his appointed
life man ought to live his 120 years.
The time Is ripe for such an exptecia
tion. Consuiiplltion, the great pest of a
icivilization, Is dcideldly on the wane. s
IContagious diseases are hunted to their i
germ and destroycsl. Surgery is ad
vancing with rapid strides and medical
treatmlent Is getting on a more sclen- 1t
titic basis each year. Sanitary meas
ires in the home, the school, church 0
and theater are more imperative and h
hygienlec laws of every kind are better
understood. Furtherl than this, tlhe
numllber of schools, colleg.es and unive- t
sities that are multiplying throughout a
the land imply larger brain power in a
the future, lmore wisdom and more a
foresight. Other things being equal, it
the scholar lives longer than the Ignor
ant and his powers are more endurl -ng
in oxtreme old age. Athletics are do
Ing their lpart in the coniservation and
llrettion of physical energy. At pres- it
ent they are In the experimental stage, s
but they will eventually bie reduced to t
cience arnld mankind will reap the ben- h
lit. On the whole, there is every en
-ouragerlent to believe that the years tt
f human life may be Increased and tl
that, too, without any fear that their
eingth must necessarily be "labor anti w
orrow." From an econlnileal a~ s well S
is fromn every other point of vI!ew the
nereease would bie a boon to humanity. i)
.ls naving courtesy.
"I have a patient who is wonderfully
considerate of my interests," shad a
prominent physician lately. "A few
'weeks ago he had malaria, and I pre
scribted quinine for him, giving him
four grain capsules, so that he might
take the drug without discomfort. He
came out of his attack, and a few days
later called to see me at my otfice,
Judge of my surprise when he exhibit
ed the empty capsules and said, 'Doc
tor, I thought you might like the little
bottles, so I saved them and brought
them back.' Hie had emptied each four
grain dose of the bitter powder and
then essayed the rather hopeless task
of washing it down with water. I
couldn't do otherwise than to take the
'little bottles' from him without a word,
and next time I'll give him quinine in
another form."-Philadelphia Ledger.
Growth of the Beard.
It has been calculated that the hair
of the beard grows at the rate of one
and one-half lines a week. This will
give a length of 6%, inches in the course
of a year.
Crematory in Old Madrid.
Permission has been given for the
erection of a crematory 'in Madrid.
5 HASSAN'S PROVERB.
s King Hassaa, well beloved, was wont to
When aught went wrong, or any labor
'"To-morrow, friends, will be another
And in that faith he slept, and 'so
r Long live this proverb! While the world
I To-morrows fresh shall rise from out
And new-baptize the indomitable soul
With courage for its never-ending fight.
No one, I say, is conquer'd till he yields;
And yield he need not while, like mist
God wipes the stain of life's old battle
From every morning that he brings to
New day, new hope, new courage! Let
O soul, thy cheerful creed. What's yes
With all its shards and wrack and grief
Forget it, then-here lies the victor's
-Christian Endeavor World.
Don and Dan.
HIE loved them both-only differ
ently-Don for his quiet devotion;
Dain for his brainy achievements.
She had tried hard to decide between
them, but her heart had failed her com
They had both proposed, but so dif
ferently. Yet neither failed in his ef
forts to show himself the true lover.
Don was decidedly clever as an artist,
while one oould see at a glance that
Dau would not be long in making his
mark in the world. So there was re
ally no apparent choice for the poor
girl. She had weighed them carefully
in the matrimonial scale, but they both
balanced at love, and she was at her
Iron had called several times of late,
only to find Dan comfortably seated on
the sofa beside Sue. After stammer
Ing diiferent excuses on the various oc
casions, :e made hasty exits, often
hearing i an break forth into peals of
laughter. Sue was silent through it all.
Never a letter inviting Don to call on a
certain evening, so he decided that Dan
slent all his spare moments with Sue.
If it were thus, surely Dan was,the
favorite, so Don relieved his aching
heart by devoting all his spare mo
ments to paintiing a beautiful canvas of
Sue's head--for old time's sake. So
lron's visits became less frequent, and
IDun felt confident of a bride, until, one
day, something strange happened, as
they always do in love affairs.
'Twas a perfect day that found Dan
and Sue enjoying a horseback ride
along the speedway. Sue looked the
very acme of grace and poise in her
riding habit, and Dan could not crowd
down the conceit that rose in his breast
when he thought how he had won her
away from all rivals, especially Don.
Then he began arguing to himself that
there were good reasons for it. He was
better looking. He moved In a smarter
setset. He was more popular. So with
an overstock of self-pride, he rode be
side Sue with what might be termed,
in slang, an enlargement of the hat
All the while that Dan was picturing
his better points on the relief, Sue was
thinking of Don. Surely what had be
come of the boy? He had not been at
her house in over a week. Nor had he
sent a single word of excuse, and she,
in the whirl of her numerous social du
ties, had neglected to write him. She
was slightly worried about the state of
affairs, although she would not admit
it to her conscience-that seemed an
noyed of late-so tried in vain to crowd
it out of her busy little brain.
There was a sudden click of steel, a
quick jerk that threw Dan from his
saddle, and his horse was off like a
wild beast, clearing everything before
it. Dan was bravely clinging to the
stirrup strap, but it was a terrible posi
tion; only a question of seconds when
his strength would fail him; then he
would be dragged to death. All efforts
to stop the horse seemed to enrage him
Sue sat in the saddle like one petrified
with fear. She was powerless to move.
Suddenly. almost as soon as the horse
started, a cyclist whizzed by. It was
Don. On, on, he flew, until abreast of
the mad horse. One final burst of speed
and the wheel crossed the horse's track.
I)on rose on his pedals, grasped the
curb bit and threw himself on the
horse's neck. 'Twas an acrobatic feat
fit for a ci,'cus. As he did so Dan's hold
on the strap relaxed, he fell backward
and dragged along the roadway, until
Don brought the nervous steed to a
standstill. It was a brave deed from
start to finish and Don came out with
out a scratch, but minus a wheel.
As Don was being complimented on
all sides, Sue came into view, dismount
ed and elbowed her way through the
crowd, leaving her horse in charge of
an urchin. She took Don's hand with
out a word and shook it warmly, then
stooped to examine Dan. He was un
conscious and needed medical aid.
Handkerchiefs, cold water, a few flasks
and various other things were freely
offered by the sympathizing crowd, and
all were intent on reviving Dan, when
the sharp clang of the ambulance bell
Dan was carefully stowed away in
the ambulance, while Don mounted the
front seat, after promising to call on
Sne that evening.
The front doorbell rang. She rushed
to the door and threw It open. Don
COOKING CORN FOR WINTER. .
How Nebraska Farmers Prepare Their Immense Crops, for the
4Table of the Consumer in Many States.
SINebraska leads many of the older
States in the canning factory industry.
Corn is the chief product, but the to
mato output is by no means an insig
nificant factor in local commerce, and
other vegetables receive attention as
well. The process is practically the
same everywhere. The cannery build
AFTER THE CORN LEAVER THE CaB.
ings consist of a husking shel, can and
box house, kitchen or cook room, en
gine and warehouse, besides numerous
minor nooks and corners, all under roof
and covering nearly two acres. A 40
horse power engine makes the wheels
go around. The water consumption
during the busy season amounts to
nearly 100,000 gallons per week. Corn
is bought by the ton under contract
with farmers. An ordinarily well equip
ped canning establishment will handle
from 175 to 200 tons of corn per day.
The output of the average factory for
1)00U was 2,000,000 cans of two pounds
The corn is delivered by farmers just I
as it grows on the stalks-no husking.
It is dumped into the slie.s where
from 200 to 300 boys and mien alre em
ployed in husking. These workers re
ceive 21/2 cents per bushel. Wages run
all the way from 30 cents to $2 per day
on this job-all contingent upon the
skill of the huskers. After the corn is
husked, it is thrown on tables, on each
side of which stand from twenty to
forty women, whose duty it is to trim
out all of the bad spots. Having beenI
"culled," the corn is dumped into an
elevator trough which is lifted by an
endless chain s.ystem. It goes to the
top of the building, where it is passed
through the cutting machines, of which
a well-equippe I factory is supposed to
have from eight to ten. Forty-five
bushels per hour is the capacity of each
of these machines. Two women are re
quired as operators for each machine.
Iron troughs lead the corn to another
department known as th2 silking ma
stepped over the threshold and found
himself in the arms of Sue.
"Oh, you dear, brave soul-'twas just
"Oh, 'twas nothing," stammered Don.
"I knew you loved him, and I hated to
see your hwppiness in this life die be
fore your very eyes."
"Love him? Nothing of the sort. I
A lump came into his throat and tears
into his eyes. He kissed her-such a
Six weeks later Dan went south, not:
broken-hearted, but with a bride. Her
name, however, was not Sue.
TRIFLES AFFECT MEN'S LIVES.
Great Inventions Are Surrnreted by
Incidents of a trifling character have
influenced the career of many success
ful inventors. E. J. Manville was a
hard-working machinist, living in Wa
terbury, Conn., when one day he hea-rd
a womanl complaining because she had
pricked her finger with a pin. A pin
that would not prick fingers, he
thought, would have a ready sale. A
week later he had worked out the safe
ty pin and within five years his Inven
tion had made him rich. Carlos French,
alnother Connecticut mechanic, in the
course of a railway journey noticed the
jarring and jolting of the car anld fell
to thinking how they could be over
come. The problem kept him awake
nights for some two years, but in the
end he solved it so successfully that
his car spring is now used on all the
rallroads of the land. George Westing
house was led in a somewhat similar
mnanner to invent the air brake. He was
the son of a manufacturer and possess
ed a marked mechanical bent. Once he
was in a railroad collision, the result of
a brake's failure to do its work. He
immediately started to devise a brake
that would operate more quickly and
with greater certainty than the ones
then in use, and, like Carlos French, he I
was completely successful in his ef- 1
IS WAR BECOMING MORE HUMANE?
Above is shown the exact size of the bullets used in our great wars. The
largest was used in the Peninsular war of 1808; the next at Waterloo, 1815;
the third In the Crimean war, 1854; the next is the first Boer war of 1881; and
the last shows the bullet in use at present.
cn.nes. These machines remove every
particle of silk and cobs. Some people
might throw the cobs away, but the
canning factory manager says nay. He
thinks It better to rick them up and
charge 20 cents a load for them, and he
doesn't have any difficulty in getting
Leaving the silkers; the corn is car
ried to the canning machines. Here,
sweetened water and salt, the only
condiments used, are added to the corn.
No chemicals enter into the process, It
is said. After the corn has been sweet
ened and salted it is distributed into
automatic filling machines. The solder-:
ing machines are also automatic. Ev
ery can is inspected and all defective
soldering. is returned for repairs. The
cans are next placed in cooking re
torts, where they are subjected to a
pressure of 15 pounds and 250 degrees
of heat for nearly two hours, the time
varying somewhat owing to the condi
tion of the corn: From the retorts the
cans go to the cooling vats, which are
filled with running water. Half an
hour in the vats, and the cans are sent
to the warehouse, where they are piled
up in rows reaching to the ceiling. None
of the corn is packed for shipment
short of two weeks after it has been
placed in the warehouse, thus giving
time for all imperfections to develop.
Labels are put in place by an automat
Many of the Nebraska canning fac
tories operate their own electric light
plants, and there is a mechanical pro
cess by which the machinery-every
part of it that actually comes In con
tact with the corn-is scrubbed by
steam every night.
In many respects, the tomato canning
process Is similar to that of corn, the
chief difference, of course, being that
in canning tomatoes, machinery for
paring takes the place of the silking
and husking process.
forts. His air brake brought him great
wealth, and for thirty years he has
constantly added to his fortune by in
venting new devices of his own and
buying those of other inventors. The
result in life-saving has been simply
GARBAGE YIELDS A PROFIT.
City Refuse Ts 3 a4e a Fource of RIeve
nlue in Washintto,n.
Washington city, it appears, so dis
poses of its garbage that a profit is got
out of it, while most other American
cities have to pay largely for its re
moval. There is a contract with a com
pany which collects the garbage and
disposes of it. The garbage Is kept sep
arate from ashes and other refuse. In
iron tanks It is taken by rail thirty
miles down the Potomac to the reduc
tion works. Here it is sorted. Tin
cans, bottles, etc., are removed. The
rest is placed in a close iron vessel and
subjected to steam pressure, after
which it Is pumped into tanks and al
lowed to settle. Oils and fat rise to
the surface, and, being skimmed off,
are sold to soapmakers. Under pres
sure more oil is obtained, to go the
same way. The caked garbage, after
pressure, Is pulverized and sold for fer
tilizer. Incidental profits arise from
the sale of the hides of horses and other
animals and the manipulation of the
carcasses along with the garbage. The
horse hides make good russet leather.
A good monthly profit Is said to be real
"Black Des th" Still Defiant.
The buobonic plague is saiC to be the
most stubborn of epidemics, not yield
ing to the most energetic treatment.
While the dread of smallpox, cholera
and yellow fever has been much lessen
ed of late years because of the progress
of medical science, no great hold has
yet been obtained on the "black death."
Much Gold Used in France.
France holds the record as a user of
gold. She has coined 2,300 tons in the
last forty years, against 1,400 used by
the English mint.
Dandy of Dandies Who Led Fashilg 1h
England a Century Ago.
- Every now 4nd then there arises on
the horizon ot-fashion same young
man who is desirous of outshin
Ing all predecessors
in the -matter of
dress. This has not
of late years as In
the .days of King
George II., when
men wore silk or
velvet coats of all
colors of the rain
bow. In the year
1798 there arose on
the horizon of fash
BScAU BRUvMMELL. ion, or rather there
blazed in its full meridian, that wonder
ful phenomenon of elegance, George
Bryan Brummell. This swell of the
swellest was born in London in June,
1788, and received his education at
Eton, where he enjoyed the distinction
of being the best scholar, the best oars
man and the best cricketer of the day.
Though not a gentleman by descent, he
made plenty of aristocratic friends, be
came intimate with the then Prince of
Wales, and associated with the nobility
of Great Britain. On the death of his s
father in 1794, Beau inherited a for
tune of $150,000, and the Prince gave
him a cornetcy in his regiment and rap
Sidly promoted him to a captaincy. But
military life did not suit the man who.
was destined to shine as the leader of
fashion, so he sold his commission in
the army and devoted himself to dress
and fine society.
His clothes were a perfect study. The
coat was generally of blue cloth, and its
collar raised against the back of the
head like the hood of a monk-a style
familiar to us in pictures and minia
tures of the period-the buckskin or
nankeen breeches were so incredibly
tight that they could only be got on
with immense labor, anid could only
be taken off In the same manner as an
eel is divested of its skin. Then came
a waistcoat about four Inches' long,
open on the chest, displaying a stiff
iwhite muslin cravat. Hessian boots,
completed the costume, and to these the
Beau paid particular attention. They
were commonly reported as beingblack
ened, "au vin de champagne;" at any
rate, two shoemakers wvere supposed t>
Insure the perfectness of their fit; one
made the right and the other the left
foot. He had three glovers for his
gloves, one of whom was exclusively
charged with the cutting out of his
thumbs. Three hairdressers were like
wise engaged to dress his hair.
As for the personal appearance of this
sublime dandy, we are told that "his
face was rather long and his features.
neither plain nor ugly." Upon his re
tirement from military life he set up a
splendid bachelor esta.:i isthment in
London and became the arbiter of taste
and fashion. while his money lasted.
which was until about 1817. He then.
fled from his creditors to Calais, and.
after living there for some years on
such remittances as he could procure
from his friends he was appointed con
sul at Caen, -France. Here he became
reduced to utter1 penury and in 1840 he
died in a hospital for lunatics. As a
fashion plate Bruntinel has never been
surpassed or equaled since.
A WEBSTER CENTENNIAL,
Dartmouth Collere Honors Its Most
Famotus Gradua xte.
The celebration by Dartmouth Col
lege of the 100th anniversary of the
graduation of Daniel Webster fronl
was one of the
events of the year
in educational ctr
cles, and it brings
to mind one of the
greatest of Ameri
consisted of a
literary exercises, DANIitL wIasrar.
society reunions, and the laying of the
corner stone of Webster Hall, the new
administration building. There was
also a centennial banquet at which
there were addresses by Senator Hoar,
Chief Justice Fuller and Gov. Chester
B. Jordan of New Hampshire.
Daniel Webster was born in Salis
bury (now Franklin), N. H., Jan. 18,
1782. He died Oct. 24, 1852, and the
whole nation mourned the loss of a
Mr. Webster's career was one of the
most remarkable ever chronicled in
American history. No greater orator
ever stirred an audience on this conti
nent, and his statesmanship was of a
high order. His renown was world
wide at the time when he was most
active in public affairs and his memory
will ever be cherished by America and
Restoration of an Old Temple.
The French government is now en
gaged in the restoration of what has
been called "the greatest temple ever
built on the face of the earth." Thl.
is the temple of Karnak, in Egypt,
which for over 8.000 years has been
falling into ruins. Originally the tem
ple was 870 feet wide and 1,200 feet
long, or twice as large as St. Peter's
in Rome. It was begun 2.700 years
before Christ. and was more thax
1,000 years in building. Six men with
extended arms can hardly reach
around one of the gigantic pillars still
How to Get Rid of It.
Trolley Car Conductor-Say, this
nickel is no good!
Mr. Endeeat-Well, never mind; give
it to the company.-Brooklyn Eagle.
Envy is the lowest known form of