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THE WICHITA DAILY EAGLE: VvTCHlTA. KANSAS, SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 4, 1886.
M. M. MURDOCH, Editor.
SUNDAY MOBNING, JULY 4.
I lovo yon," fas whispered low,"
In joy, tor a moment bold;
And suddenly, white as Enow,
The warm little hand grew cold,
"I lovo yon," again ho said,
And touched the soft finger-tips;
But shyly she bent her head,
To hide the two trembling lipi
"I lovo yon'' she turned her face.
His heart overfilled with fear;
When lo, on her cheeks the trace
Of one tiny passion-tearf
'I love you," he gently spoke,
And kissed her, sweet, tearful-eyed;
The rose-blossozn-fetters broke;
"I love you, too," they repliei
Frank Dempster Sherman in The Century.
A GOVERNMENT POWDER MAGAZINE.
A Brier Sketch of Ellis Island A Brave
Quartermaster A Dull JAte.
Ellis island, or Fort Cibson, as it was
formerly called, is north of liedloe's, island,
about GOO yards distant and close to the
Jersey shore, although included in the First
ward of Sew York city. Tho fort formerly
mounted twelve guns and was garrisoned by
a detachment of United States troops until
some time during the "fifties," when it was
formally transferred to tho ordnance de
partment of the navy to be used as a maga
zine. Until 1S30, however, tho army nominally
controlled tho fortification, which was
annually visited by an offlcer connected
with the military service. In 1SS1 an order
was received directing the removal of the
guns and the dismantling of the fort Since
then the island has been under the absolute
control of tho chief of the bureau of ord
nance, navy department, Washington.
Daring the war cf the rebellion immense
quantities of powder woro securely stored
upon the island, while tho shell rooms were
literally packed with projectiles of every
description. There are at present fivo com
partments used for the manufacture of
charges of powder and the storing of shall
and otbor projectiles. Notwithstanding the
dangerous character of tho material, no in
stance has yet boen reported of an accident
by explosion since tho island was used as a
magazins. This is due to tho extraordinary
precautions observed by tho employes under
the direction of the oQicer in charge, who in
each instance has been selected from the
ranks of the gunners of the naw.
JCotwithstmding the caro olserved in
handling shell tovcral narrow escapes from
accident have boen reported. Upon one
occasion while unloading some sixty pound
shells from a sloop Quarterman Cook no
ticed a witto smoke- issuing from the box
containing tho projectiles. Hastily snatch
ing it up ho passed it from the hold to the
deck above shouting to the men at the shell
whip to "-throw tho blamed thing over
board." Tho men flod for their lives, while
Cook, coolly climbing on dock, threw the
smoking shell into the river. For this bravo
action ho was complimented in general
order: by tho chief of ordnance.
There are at present but four watchmen
employed about tho island, ono of whom is
constantly on duty to prevent tho landing of
pleasure parties without pormission and in
noting singals. Tho island is reachedby
means of a rowboat from tho Jersey shore,
a small rod fiag on tho fiagstaH near the
landing notifying tho man on watch of the
presenco of visitors. As it is necessary for
every vossel of the navy when leaving or
entering tho navy yard to discharge or re
ceive powder and ammunition from Lllis
island, tha place is somt-timas enlivened by
the presence of naval oClccrs. Beyond this,
savo whatever amusenic&t may bo derived
from a cruisa on tho saucy little sloop
Torpedo, belonging to tho island, a residonco
of tnreo years at tho magazine is devoid of
excitement. Xow York Times.
The Aconr r si Dru More Cleric
When I was a young man I had an ex
perience that imprinted a dogroe of care in
mo that has probauly been orth thousands
of dollars in after life. 1 was a clerk in a
drug store at Graui ltapids, Jlich., and my
duties kept tup there from 7 in the evening
until about - in the morning. One night
just at dark a woman frith a shawl oicr her
head came in, and, giving mo a prescrip
tion, told mo to put it up quick. 1 hurried
it through and she paid me and wvnt out.
About half an hour later a very well-known
physician of tho place came rushing in and
said: "Did you put up a prescription for a
woman a bit ngo." "Yes, sir," I slid. "Did
you do it in ahurryT "Yes," 1 answered
again, ith a pang of fear. "Rive me some
tartar onietic, quick!" ho exclaimed, 'tho
man it was for is dying!" I got the drug
mechanically, and he tore out, loaving me
in an agony of doubt and fear perfectly in
describable. A man poisoned through mistake, a coro
ner's inquest, jail, trial, penitentiary, a
ruined reputation, my wife and children
beggars, all tioJ in galloping defile be
fore my whirling brain. I thought of
suicide or Cight; I paced up and down tho
store and gnawed at my naiU A couple
of hours clupsoj and tho doctor came in
again. "How is that man:" I gaspod. "Oh,
he's dead," he replied indifferently. Jiy
God! I felt my heart stand stilL He walked
'back toward the stove whilo I stood dozed by
the door. Presently ho strolled up and said:
"You put up that prescription, 1 believe!"
"Yes." "Well," ho went on, "sho never came
back with tho medicine or tho change
either" Tho world suddenly grow bright
again. I began to breathe at my normal
rate of respiration. I thought that doctor
was the lo cIio;t human loins I bad ever
looked upon, ltut do you see this hair
watch-guard I wear When I looked at it
next day I found that in those two awful
hours my hair had turned white ai the
driven snow. Dr. Chas. Harvey in Globe
Democrat Tlio I.uck of n NcTnli Senator.
"I'vo always believed in providence since
one day, years ago, when 1 was sheriff over
in Shea county. It was a roaster of a day,
and I irai returning on horseback from a
hunt for some sluice robbers. I was slowly
following a faint mountain trail, and the sun
was just baking me, and the hcr.-o was in a
lather. I came under tho shade of a big rock,
and thought it would bo ploatont to get off
and have a smoke. I sat down on a cool
boulder, cut a pipeful from my plug, filled
my pipe and felt for a match. Well, Joe,
there wasn't a match anywhere in my pock
ets. I searched and searched, but there was
no match. I tell you, Joe, I felt worse over
that disapointment than I've done since,
when the marcet has gone back on mo and
hit me for f 1(M,(XM at a clip
"But while I sat there on that boulder
wrapped in gloom, what d'ye suppose my
eyes suddenly fell on! A match, by heaven,
lying on tho trail not six feet away from
mo! I used it though' I was a littlo
afraid to touch it at first and had my
smoke. So you needn't worry about how
this political light Is going to come out A
man for whom Providence will go to the
trouble of providing a match for a smoke in
the wilds of tho Sierra Jfovadas, where
man's foot scarcely ever treads, isn't likely
to get loft whon it comes to a commonplace
little thing like being elected to the United
States senate. Ever t'.nce that timo," con
cluded the Comstockcr, "I've never refused
a dollar to a parson, and have generally
done my I est la a quiet, unobtrusive way,
to make myself solid with the peoplo who
have the pull on Providence. Senator Jones
in San Francisco Post
The Jules Verne of the Future.
The imagination of a S-year-old boy is
often a stupendous thing. On can't help
wondering how much a child of that age
believes of his own big stories. This one
for example: "I went out in do front yard
dis morning," said Benny, "and I saw 'naw
ful big hone up in a tree, and I tookod a
gon and I shooted it, and I tooked It in do
house and my titt' picked de fedders oS
it and cooked it for breksit!" Boston
Mexico' riirl-Flhlne 3IonopoJy.
Six large beats, all carrying the Mexican
flag, are working on the pearl fisheries oft
the Mexican Pacific coast A monopoly
controls tho fishing ground.
Tho Irrnre of ltlue Itlood.
A love for and an intimate acquaintance
with raro old laces are supposed to indicate
the presence of bluo blood in a woman's
reins. Any parvenu can appreciate dia
monds, but lace is quite another affair, and
to be a connoisseur of it is almost equal to
possessing a patent of nobility. New
To Get ltld of Cotltroachr.
The Confectioners' Journal says that
grcea encumber peel, scattered about a
building infested by cockroaches, will clear
it of the Yermin. The bugs devour the
pttl with great voracity, and it poisons
To Qalet a Sfolay Canary.
It b saidat to quiet a noisy canary
put in his cage a small
snkror. wkra he
1 stop tdneing and look
at htsMctt with
evident satisfaction for
WOMAN AND HOME.
SHORT STORY OF FAVORITISM
Mary Clejnmers Success Matrimony
Physical Differences Milliners Not to
Blame A ruinnissiiiiii's Wife ZJve It
Down Stuffed Eggs In Paris.
Visiting at the house of a well-to-do
farmer's family one day a lady was shown
by one of the children, a very bright and
pretty child, perhaps 10 years old, an auto
graph album In which she had collected a
Bomber ot the names of her school friends.
Her manner was a little pert, but not dis
agreeably so, and it seamed merely to indi
cate to the visitor that the child was un
commonly bright and had been too much
petted. The autograph album disposed of,
the child, whose name was Effle, too a gold
locket from her neck and displayed It with
an air of pride. Various other little me
mentoes were brought forth by her to enter
tain the visitor and then she retired from
the room to help her mother in the kitchen.
Presently a pale, timid little face peeped'
"How do you dor said the lady, pleas
antly. "I suppose you ore another of Mrs.
Bell's nice little girls!"
The child opened the door wide enough
now to admit her whole person, and came
hesitatingly forward. She was evidently
older than Effle, but looked scarcely larger,
and her face had a slightly pinched and
Very sad look.
"Yes," she said, in a manner the reverse
of E8Js's, "I am Susie but I am not very
"Xot very nicer said the lady face
tiously. "You look to me liko a very nice
little gM, indeed.
The child's face flushed with pleasure, but
she kept on steadily: "It's Effle that's nice.
Effie's very nice, indeed."
"Yes," the lady admitted, "Effle is nice,
but I don't believe she is any nicer than you
are. Now you get me your autograph al
bum and your other treasures."
Susie looked surprised.
"I haven't got any," she said slowly.
"That was papa's Christmas present to
Effle but I had a white apron," she added
as if trying to still a little discontent that
would risa within her.
Later it transpired that Susie had no
locket, nor hardly any of the other treas
ures In which Effle appeared to be so rich.
A pathetic feature of tho case was that tho
child seemed to have become so accustomed
to having fewer thlnzs hn EfQe that it
hardly occurred to her to imagine that she
might havo theso things. At tho tablo it
was "Susie, do sit up;" "Look pleasant,
Susie;" "You must excuse Susie's awkward
ness," until I was very indignant Effle
was scarcely reproved at aU. After sapper
was over Effle sang a little song.
"And now will Susie singf said the lady.
"She can't sing," said one of her older
brothers, witn an accent of contempt
Nobody else seemed to perceive it, but a
few moments later the lady on looking
sharply at tho pole, plain little face observed
a glistening tear on her lashes, which she
hastened to wipe patiently away.
"That little Susie of yours seems to me an
uncommon child," the visitor found a chance
to say when the children had retired.
The mother, an obtuse, rather vain, but
wen meaning woman, looted surprised.
"You mean Efllo, don't yon!" she said.
"So; Susie, the pale one."
"Oh! we don't brag much on Susie. She
ain't really sickly, but then she ain't strong.
and she can't help around like EfQe. She's
a reader, Susie is, and sho ain't ugly, but
she has aggravating little ways and she ain't
generally noticed much."
"I don't soo why," pursued the lady, "she
may not bo so showy as Effle, but she is to
mo a very interesting cnild, 1 should say
that she needed a great deal of petting and
encouragement and bringing to tho front
more, porhap3, than Effle."
Tho mother thought a moment Perhaps
she felt a little resentment, but the lady
could not refuse saying what she did had
she known tho mother would havo been very
"Perhaps she does," she admitted. "Her
father thinks she's rather the unluckiest ono
we've got, but maybe noticing her more
would do good. Wo do find a great deal of
fault with Susie, and she's a great reader
and good at her books. But you must own
sho's homely and clumsy somehow."
So, tho lady would not own even this,
and with a few more words, which she tried
to mako cry telling and very judicious,
she took her leave.
It was not her lot to sea morn of this fan.
ily for several years, bnt she hod every
reason to think, from the reports she heard,
that her words had been productive of good,
for when these girls had grown to woman
hood, Efflo turned out to bo a commonplace,
vain, though by no means inefficient woman,
while her sister became a distinguished
teacher, and aided largely in tho support of
the family, when misfortune came upon
them. She later married a missionary and
became one of tho most illustrious of the
honored and nobis missionaries' wivei
America has ever sent forth.
Is there in your own home a child who
attracts little attention; whoso plain face or
slow'mind or awkward figure frets you and
makes you continually find fault with it!
Aro you better to ono of your children than
another! Aro you not, perhaps smothering
the choicst plant in your garden under a
load of misunderstanding, unappreciation
nnd undeserved blame! Atlanta Constitu
tion. Mary Cleiiimrr'n Journalistic Suercx.
To tho growing multitude of thoso who
look to tho pen for dally broad, and who
ore yet fain to win by it some portion of
tho personal repute which is gained by in
dustry in the so-called liberal professions,
Mary Clemmor was a sympathetic aiH
singularly interesting figure. For a great
many years she was in tho technical and
most exacting sense a woman journalist,
recognizing and punctually conforming to
the strict conditions of her calling, yet she
never lost the hopo or abandoned the en
deavor to accomplish something that should
make n deeper and higher mark in litera
ture than tho ephemeral productions of a
journalistic hack. For the most part of the
res dura domi from an early age she had
to support herself, and sho long supported
others forcetLher to write as tho scribes,
but she was not on that account content to
livo and dio in tho unbonored treadmill of
She began to writs for money before she
was twenty, and she continued to toil in the
saroo groove until her happy second mar
riage, which occurred but a short time be
fore her death at 44 gave her at last an
opportunity of writing not what she
must, but what sho would. Not that while
cisure seemed unreachable she indulged in
repining oer tho rigid requirements of our
trade, or chorisbed any feeling but the
thankfulness of ovory honest workman who
finds work enough to da This is proved by
tho unflagging and exact fulfilment of every
journalistic duty which she assumed. Not
only was her correspondence for a ery ex
tended perio 1 an unintermltted feature of
the New York Independent, but she spent
three years in the office of Tba Brooklyn
Union under a contract to supply a column
aily, and she never by so much as one day
violated or evaded the stipulations of the
Wo may add that during the last of those
three years she received from The Union a
salary of $5,000, and the editor of this me
morial is right in thinking that this sum Is
tho largest over paid In thfc country toa
woman for a year's journalistic work. No
woman has better understood what journal
ism means, or was better fitted to depict its
aspirations and shortcomings, and one of
her graceful, thoughtful poems which will
bo gratefully remembered was called "The
Journalist" Sho ennobled the vocation in
which her life was mainly spent, and her
brave, strenuous, and useful career deserved
to be fittingly and tenderly commemorated.
"M. W. H." In New York Sun.
Millionaire flood's Xob Bill Hosh.
Mr. J. C Flood will enter upon the oc
cupancy of his new house on Nob Hill, San
Francisco, next fall. The Alta California
says: "This building is probably the most
expensive priTato residence in America.
The structure is of veritable New York
swelldom brownstone, and the dimensions
in the clear are about 160x120 feet, with
sufficient surrounding ground for a floral
paradise. The artist in charge is the same
gentleman who superintended the finishing
ofth mansions of Yanderbilt, Stewart,
Villard, and other eastern millionaires; and
his delight over his present task is such that
he declares that the parlors of any of them
would be paled by comparison with the
back hall of the Flood palace. It b idle to
estimate in particular the cost of any ot the
parts ot this magnificent edifice or (eta
value noon the whole. The contractors for
the interior decorations are said to have
made an outlay o! over 100,000 for their
work and material alette. Exchange.
Tho Savannah News says that the
real reason why southern aaem wear their
hair long is to keep the ens from tsml
To do a kiad act is the
man, not li Hit
ever, is the fsreef af
The Milliners Not KaUreiy to Blame.
The effort'now being made by oertato hu
manitarians to discourage the wearing of
birds or their plumage by ladies in their
hats is all very good ia its way and give
opportunities for such persons to pose as re
formers; but why they should "visit their
wordy wrath upon the poor ssUllners, as
some have done, is as mysterious as it is in
consistent. Tho milliner does not kill the
birds, nor do they reach bar until they have
passed through the hands of several dealers
or middlemen, and she would not sell them
were they not demanded by her castoraera
The consumer of an article is the person re
sponsible fox iU being offered as merchandise.
So we advise our benevolent brothers and
sisters to "go for" the nmmtn
And white they are about it, let them
not stop at plumes on hats; let them recol
lect the beautiful tortoise shell comb Miss
Fashion wears in her hair was originally
taken from a poor, innocent creature who
used this material for its only defense. The
kid gloves she has on her hands were stripped
from a babe whose parents had hoped that
its maturity would be spent in the harmless
amusement of bounding about on suburban
rocks and foraging freely on f enceboard cir
The sachel she carries on her arm but a
short time ago formed put of aa amphibi
ous animal whose only crime wnslsttHl in
basking in the sunlight on the mud flats of
the St John's river, Florida, occasionally
frolicking in its waters, or watching for aa
incautious black picanniny on whom to
make a meal
The silk dress she robes herself In was
made from the winding threads that formed
protection for thousands of nature's beauti
ful creations, who were cruelty scalded
within their secluded retreats lest they
might eat their way out and spoil the con
tinuity of the valuable fibers.
The sacque that shields her fair form from
the rude wintry blasts once helped protect a
beautiful animal, whose native home is
amid the icy regions of ', where he
was ruthlessly sacrificed for a species of
skin gamej an animal susceptible of domesti
cation and capable of a high degree of cul
ture, vying with the averagu Italian in
musical ability, as was demonstrated by
several that have been exhibited at varicm
museums, where they handle the barret or
gan with marked skill.
The portemoanalo sho so daintly carries
in her hand and tho card case that accom
panies her on calls of ceremony were ouco
part of beautiful tusks that excited tho
cupidity of Asiatic or African hunters, who
murdered a possible Jumbo to secure them
for commercial purposes. Millinery Trade
What a Waslilneton Winter Will Do.
Take a shy, unfashionable, homekeeplng
woman, from sotno sweet little country
town, and set her down, the wifo of a mem
ber in congress, nith her Crst congressional
winter all before hen It i li-e her first
baby, almost too good to be trus; far too
grand and wonderful to bo realitei in a
hurry. She finds out by that my-t riuus
millinery and social law of grat itation h r
way to some good milliner &ni gets herself
a half-dozen silk and velvet dreswa. Sho i
boarding, but has the use of a parlor, an
on Tuesday afternoon, arrayed la Ler bet,
takes her seat in that parlor and receives il
quite a grand style. O, she is sj swet aud
kind, and friendly in her manner, and yoa,
who are shy and set great tto.-o by ttw
doings of these official ladies, come away
entranced. You don't know younelf the
condliatingness. the gentle entreaty, the
timid ambition, the lack of eelf-conS lecce,
tho embarrassment that come ol the un
consciousness of possessing power that
makes this new member's wife so sweet, and
lovely, and kind to ycu. ,
But only wait a year. In a year the shy,
conciliating littlo lady becomes dignified,
complaisant, bland, patronizing, elegant
She may be, and often is, just as sweet and
kind-hearted as ever before, but after a year
sho has learned her own power. She is no
more sby. If she was a dainty bud she
blossoms into a perfect rose. If she was an
imperfect bud, the gaslight and champagne
of a Washington winter have opened the
heart and disclosed the velvety petals
touched and smirched with the canker.
Washington Cor. New Orleans Picayune.
Suddenly ltun to Thine Horsey.
The ladies indulge in sporting brooches
with such subjects as a tiny gold horse and
cavalier jumping a five-barred gate, a cor
do chasse and bunting knife supporting 'an
enameled fox or hound's head, a jockey
with whip up going at mad speed, the cap
and jacket powdered with diamonds. Horse
shoes of all sorts and sizes are generally in
dulged in, while the pscbutteux and red
coats wear in their white corded cravats
minute stirrups, bits, and, as in one case,
and decidedly original, a nee golden sad
dle. Saddle bracelets are also worn by
some ladles, but the latter are not to be
complimented on their taste.
Horso show waistcoats are the latest fan
taisie in that part of masculine attire, and
are of dark cloth, upon which, in very small
patterns, are traced horses and riders, and
a winning post Tho tracery isin red upon
blue, yellow upon brown, white upon black.
Tho description sounds vulgar, undoubtedly,
but the pattern itself is so finely rendered
that one must be very close to the young
man who has such a waistcoat on to make
out what tho figures are. Paris Morning
Must Its Independent In Kealltj.
Women may train their daughters in all
the ways they Imagine to be pleasing to
men ; they may teach them to wriggle and
and s juirm and reef in their waists and roll
their eyes and lisp out insipid nothings be
tween carmine-stained lips, and yet the msn
will desert tbem to flock about tlu giri who
is fully and completely lnde;iendent of
them, and who cares very llttl- whether
they fall in lore with her or not it is
natural for men to want what they can not
get too easily, and women cheapen them
selves who thus "stoop to conquer." But no
girl can affect independence. She must be
independent in reality. And in order to be
so, if she has no fortune in hor own right,
sho must have an occupation that renders
her self-sustaining. Now, girls, consider
this fact The day of useiessness is nearly
past Young men are not going to gobble
you up for wives on the strength of any
looks or manners you may posse. Some
of them are fools enough t do it, but they
can not afford it Th- pressure of thj tim
is inexorable. Use, ue, u-e is its f-on-tont.
demand. Helen Wiluans i.i Wonuu s
tlow to rrepare ntnflcd Eg;'.
Stuffed eggs are excellent for lunch. Bel
for twenty minutes as many eggs as you
wish to serve. When they are coj. remove
the shells and cut carefully length wi-a. lie
move the yolks and put the two whiUs of
each egg together that they miy not iw
come mixed. Mash the yolks and a low a
teaspoonful of soft butter and a fewdro s of
onion juice to every half dozen. Add half
as much potted or devilled ham or tongue
as yon have yolks, or use minonl cMeico,
Iamb or veal, seasoned with salt, l.';vr,
mustard and chopped parsley. Mil the
whites with the mixture, and put ths hairos
together, taking care to fit them as Uey
were cut Spread the remainder of tho yolk
mixture on a shallow dish, place the egg oj
it, cover with a white rauco, sprinkle but
tered crumbs over the top and bake till ttu
crumbs aro a delicate brown. Sally Joy
The Way to "Live It Down."
I have heard women bemoaning that they
could not come in any way before the pub
lic because of something long past affecting
their reputations. Before what public!
Madam, the world's public changes every
ten years. If you can do anything useful
or easing to the world it will be very glad
to receive you. If you want real friends,
and have the capacity to make them and
keep them after they are made, you will
always find them. If you want to tack on
and tag on to that kind ot society where
reputation is in part measured by the weight
ot money bags and in part by what "taey
say," when no one knows exactly who says
it why, even that is accessible if you'll
march up to it what you now really are,
and not keep yourself before it in thought
what you were years ago. Prentice Mul-
The Beit Way to Sift Cinders.
To sift cinders, cover your sifter with aa
old apron or rag. Seise it thus covered,
and shake without lifting the edge of the
rag. In case of wind, tread on the edges
to keep them down. A few stones applied
t the corners will do as well.
I have found the above device a thousand
times more practical than any of those cum
bersome and dear apparatus which are
foond in most hardware stores. Cor. Sd
Moonshine whisky dtstUlsrissara
to be cropping oat in all the
parts of Peccsjl Tuiia.
A Fall Head of SSeasa Oa.
In bis lecture before the Tale theological
students a short time ag, she Bar. Dr. Bur
ton said: "I tell yon, yeeasr gsBtiemen, a
man must hare a full head of steam oa aaJ
saep bis whistle open wide or a modern coo
gregetion w&l goto sleep over ooeofth
ssrsBSSBL Times bars changed, aal a
is ssi sir cannot pray aa boar and xtva
areacb- aa hour, aadjhea aray aaothr
bear, without dieressjB; a muciegsn n of
li a ' T Y mast so rsmitart yoar
lassjr epesH sa caarasi wus
BOYSIN THE STATE PRISON
FACE TO FACE WITH ONE OF THE
UGLY TRUTHS OF TO-DAY.
The Growing Generation locked TJp by
lVegal Process In San Quentin, Cat
Cawinincneu to team Trades the
Chief Cause of Downfall.
Here we are face to face with the ugliest
truth in the United States. Twenty-five of
these boys are only 17 years old. As bo
fore stated, there- are many others much
younger. I find here in this prison forty
fire boys who are not yet quite 30 years old;
all native born, all handsome, healthy, and
finely-educated lads, as a rule.
They do not seem to be vicious. In fact,
the record of their crimes show that they
were good-natured petty burglars, hanging
about the cities, and not given to bloody
deeds at all. But not one of them had
ever done an honest day's work until here.
Tbey are mostly employed in the juto fac
tory along with the Chinamen. The Chi
nese are placed there because they aro, as a
rule, more skillful than white men. Then
the boys are put there because they will
thus be shut off from the older criminals to
a great extent All who work in this won
derful factory, which is going to be produc
tive of much good to both stato and citi
zengiving the farmers cheap bags for
grain, receive tarns extra pay, and so will
not leave the prison penniless.
But at tho very best tho outlook for these
hundreds of boy convicts is grim indeed.
The outlook for the state of California is
still worse. And it, as has been said before,
California is the focus and emphasized ex
pression of the United States in advance,
what sad things are to be prophesised of our
coming generation all over the land! I call
the attention of the country to this condition
of things out here, and point out that em
ployment might be found by many a good
philanthropist in looking after the young
men in the cities east by compelling tbem to
go to work. The problem is not so much
concerning those who are in the prisons
now as those on their way there.
COSVERSATIOX WITH BOT COXY1CT&
"What are you here for, my soar
The boy, a pale blonde, did not lift his
eyes He was sitting at dinner along with
si! the others in a remote corner of a vast
dining hall with its 1, SOO guests. Faraway
in another remote corner sat tho '-VJ China
men, all silently eating by themselves. Tho
colored" people al-o were in a group to
gether, lue Indians fit in almost any
where. "Burglaryl first time, I hope."
"Fint and lost, sir; can't you get mo out
The palo little fellow hardly lifted his
voice at all, and be declined to lift his eyes
in the least, but kept stirring his soup in a
noiseless and nervous fashion, as if his
thoughts were far away.
-Will you tell me why such a fine lad is
"They won't let mo talk, sir; and so you
wo I can't tll you. But won't you please
et m; cat!'
es, they will let you talk. They let mo
wander all about and talk with whom I
pleae, and I want to talk with you."
"Guess I'd better not talk much; but oh,
gosh, I wish you'd get me out o' hero." And
the boy went on stirring bis soup. And as
ho did cot lift his eyes or say more I passed
on aroand to a full-faced and black-haired
lai whoso eyes were every where. "Burglary!
That's ma Second offense; sorry; you Let 1
and won t never uo so again, i ou sec, 1
knew just what you wants to ask; and an
swer in advance to save you trouble. Now,
won't you please try and get mo out:"
The hardened little convict poked his fellow-prisoner
with his elbow, and they both
giggled as they bent their heads to their
tin soup plates.
But the fact is you get but littlo infor
mation from these lads. They put on a sort
of banter and air of defiance the minute you
approach them, and lio right along to keep
up their courago and show of hardihood. I
was told by ono of tho officers that this same
boy spent a gool deal of his timo in tears.
And I am bound to admit that, personally
and directly, I did not get much light on
tho subject of inquiry from any ono of these
two hundred boys at San Quontin. But my
old-tlmo friend Gen. Barnes, ono of tho
eminent lawyers of San Francisco, spent
weeks whero I havo only spent days in this
investigation, 'and he tells mo, as he has told
tho public oftentimes in his lectures on this
subject, that these boys aro in the state's
prison because tho commonwealth permits
them no other place becauso they aro not
permitted to work elsowhcro.
rr 19 rAKTI-Y tiieiu owx fault.
Gen Barnes boldly testifies that these
boys havo not boen permitted to learn
trades. Ho had tho present approntice law
of California placed on the statuto loo'.s.
But he says that the custom of bringing
skilled workmen from Europe has shut up
every possible avenue or opening for tho
Amoricans. These men from abroad, he
says, are better skilled than tho American
is willing to make himself. And so he can
get employment while the native Calif ornian
must starve or turn to crimo for bread.
Yes, it i to bo admitted that it is partly
the Americans' own fault For theso boys,
every one of them, ought to bo still under
the master's control, ami still learning
trades. In fact, somo of them are oven too
young to become apprentices. So you see
tho best law in the land that could lie do
vised could not save, or even help, somo of
them. And so wo must go still farther back
and deeper down for tho reason of this
juvenile depravity. -
.For my own part I never come full face
before any of theso terrible problems of life
without being more and more persuaded of
ths wisdom and forethought of our fathers,
andthe divine wisdom of holy writ "In the
i-reat of thy face shalt thou eat bread all
the days of thy Ufa" There is more good,
and a bigger and better lesson in this one
half lino of the Bible, "Spare the rod and
spoil tho child," than all the books that have
been written in America.
"What in tho world Is tho matter with
your young men of California!" I asked of
the famous and much-loved bishop tho otbor
"Liberty," was the laconic answer. Then
the bishop took off his spectacles and wiped
them slowly with his large w hlte silk hand
kerchief. And as he looked seriously at tho
Ire he said: "Yes, sir, liberty; leisure' A
man can no longer correct his child without
being r ported; society interferes. They
Aould La.e taken the side of Absolom
against David. Men havo becomo wUer
than the Bible with all its record of experi
.nco in huimn nature. No man can put
his children out to work without the inter
ference of others. No man can go to work
himself withojt the interference of a lot of
strangers. I tell you the world is crazy
with its prosperity, progress and bountiful
harvests. The head of a family is no longer
the bead. A boy or girl grows up un
trained, undisciplined, and proposes to live
without work. The wisdom ot those who
hare their futures at heart is despised. You
can see tho results at San Queatin." Joi
quin Miller In Chicago Times.
A new name in England for books of the
penny -dreadful sort is "Shilling ihockers."
Seme Suggestions Concerning Hatntnony.
There are still, thank heaven! pure love
matches, but these are often looked upon
with grave disapproval by wise matrons.
One gets a painful idea of the small amount
ot real matrimonii felicity there is in the
world from the warnings uttered by those
who ought from experience to be able to
"I was engaged fcr a year before my mar
riage," said one woman, "and in all that
time there were but three women who, in
wishing me joy, coupled their kindly ex
pressions with sincere congratulations upon
the fact that I was to bo married. Most cf
them shook their beads and sighed signifi
cantly as tbey hoped I might be happy. I
shall never forget the gratitude which filled
my heart toward one little lady who assured
me that I couU not do a better thing than
marry, provided I had chosen the right
man." "You have twice as many joys"
she said, brightly, "and you gain seme one
who will help make your troubles and sor
rows half what tbey would otherwise ba."
Many mothers train up their daughters
with a keen eye to the main chance. Affec
tion is all very well, but a gool bank ac
count is better, "I always tell young girls,"
said a matron, "that it is easier to Lezin
married life with respect and kindly feeling
" with fh! tremendous devotion that
there is so much talk about 'Hot lore soon
cools,' and a calm friendly tort ot affection
makes a firmer foundation for marriage than
This theory may be exccEeut for people
who are run into oae mold, but for those
who hare strong individualities, quick tem
pers and seaaiUve disposition , something
more than mere friendly feeling is requirxJ
to assist them in bearing the countless rubs
and annoyances that arise even in the best
regulated household, Money can not do
everything, and oae may venture to. say
that there are few, if any, women who
zaohe hmkes marriages without afterward
suffering seasons ot bitter regret. When a
girl deliberately turns her back upon wealth
snJesneseatswssaashelorss in spite of his
lljBited Passat she may be selecting a nfe
amtwabnraimtrasmaad privatiaea, bat
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