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In tho discord which is just now rug
Ins between German ami Czech in
Austria the tnll hat in lookpd npon as
tho oriflnmmc of the Teutonic race.
It is almost as tnnoh ns man's life is
worth to nppror in n Czech town with
this nnirsthctio headgear.
A dramatic version of Charles Dick
ens's immortal work, "Bleak House,"
was given in London by deaf and
dumb performers, translation of their
gestures being read aloud simultane
ously for the benefit of the "hearers"
Cranberries are not injured by freez
ing. They are often sent as far as Mani
toba in open box cars. When they
arrive they are frozen iuto solid blocks
of ice. The sides of the cases are
knocked off and the berries are ex
posed in solid mass, like cakes of
The steam craft of the United States
last year carried 650,000,000 passen
gers with a loss of forty-six passen
gers, and 137 men belonging to the
II ow People Sleep.
In England the old four-poster bed
stead is still the pride of the nation
bnt the iron and brass bedstead is
beating ont of the field. The English
beds are the largest beds in the world.
A peculiarity of the German bed is its
shortness; besides that, it consists fre
quently in part of a large down pillow
or upper mattress which spreads over
the person and usually answers the
purpose of all the other ordinary bed
clothing combined. Iu the tropics
men sleap in hammocks or upon mats
or graatv The East Indian unrolls his
light, portable charpoy or mattress,
which in the morning is again rolled
together and carried away by him.
The Japanese lie upon matting, with a
stiff, ULcomfortable, wooden neck-rest.
The Chinese use low bedsteads, often
elaborately carved, and supporting
only mats or coverlids. The ancient
Greeks and Romans had their beds
supported on frames, but not flat like
ours. The Egyptians had a oouch o:
peculiar shape, more like an old
fashioned easy chair, with hollow back
The mines of the world produce
every year 540,000,000 tons of ore and
Oh, What Splendid Cnflee,
Mr. Goodman, Williams Co., 111., writes:
"From one package Balzer's German ColTee
Berry costing 15i I grew 300 lbs. of better
eoffoe than I can buy in stores at 30 cents a
lb." a. c 1
A package of this coffee and big seed and
plant catalogue Is sent you by Jobn A.
Salzer Seed Co., La Crosse, Wis., upon re
ceipt of 15 cents stamps and tills notice,
To wash a glass which has .held milk
plunge It first into oold water before put-,
ting It into warm.
Western North Carolina's Glorious Climate
"TBI LAND Or THE SKY."
If you hsve not decided where to spend the
month of March, a more delightful spot can
not be found than In the mountains of west
ern North Carolina at Abbeville or Hot
Hprlntrs. These dellxhtful resortsarexltUHteil
aniiilnt beautiful mountain scenery audatford
adcliKhtfui and benellcial retreat for persons
seekiuK rest and recuperation. The bracing
mountain air. blue-pkled Hpring and dry at-mot-phere
restore and bring new life, mnke
weetern North Carolina the grandest natural
health resort on the American continent.
The train service from New York Is most per
fect. Leaving New York In the afternoon at
4.20 p. m via Pennsylvania and Southern
Kailway, In a through Pullman drawing room
sleeping ear, you are in Axnevtlle next after
noon at i:U and Hot Springs at 3.53. For full
particulars call onor address Alex.t. Thweatt,
Eastern Passenger Agent, 271 Broadway,
There are 110 mountains hi Colorado
whose peaks are over 12,000 feet above tbs
There Is more Catarrh in this section of the
country than all other diseases put together,
and until the last few years was supposed to bo
lnourable. For a great many years doctors
fironounced It a local disease and prescribed
ocal remedies, and by constantly falling to
cure with local treatment, pronounced it In
curable. Science has proven catarrh to be a
constitutional disease and therefore require
constitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure,
manufactured by F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo,
Ohio, Is the only constitutional cure on the
market. It Is taken internally incloses from
llldropa to a teaspoouful. It acts directly on
the blood ai mucous surfaces of the Bybtein.
Tin' offer one hundred dollars for any cane
it fails to cure. Send for circulars and testi
monials. Address F.J. ( HKNEY& Co.,Toledo, O
Hold by Druggists, "(Sc.
Hail's Family Pills are the best
Tho speed of our fastest ocean steamers
is now greater than that ot express trains
on Italian railways.
Fits permanently cared. No fits or nervous
ness after first dKy's use of Ur. Kline's Ureal
Nerve Restorer. fcJtrinl bottle and treatise fret
DiL R. H. Ki.ink, Ltd.. fell Arch St..Phlla.,Pa
There are 10,800 teachers in the diminu
tive Kingdom of Belgium.
Chew Star Tobacco The Best.
Smoke Sledge Cigarettes.
Mushrooms are native to all temperate
countries in short grass.
To Cur A Oold In On Day.
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All
Druggists refund inoney if it fails to cure. Me.
Over 60,000 oil wells have been sunk in
the United Htates.
Mrs. Winalow's Soothtn? Syrup for children
teething, softens the gums, reduces iufiuintna
liou, allays pain, cures wind colic, 5c.a bottle.
Glass brushes are used by the artists whe
Plso's Cure cured me of a Throat and Luns
trouble of three years' standing. K. Cady
liuuuugton, lud., Nov. 12, 1HUI.
London has had an underground railway
ever since lxt0.
Kvery trace is obliterated of salt rheum, tub.
At., by tflenu's Sulphur Soap. Of druggists.
Hill's Hair & Whisker lve. black or bro ii,jOu
England's new baftloohlp, the Implaca
ble, will cost 5,000,000.
Spring is the Cleansing Season
Don't Neglect Your Health
You Need to Take Hood's Saraa
Bpriug is the season for cleansing anc
renewing. Everywhere accumulations, ol
waste are being removed and pre,aru(f .ni
for the new life of another season are being
made. This la the time for cleauslug your
blood with Hood's barsuparllla. Wintei
has left the blood Impure. Spring
Humors, Boils, pimples, eruptions, and
that tired feeling are the results. llood't
Hursaparilla expuht all impurities from the
blood and makes it rich and nourishing.
It builds up tbe nervous system, creates un
appetite, gives sweet, refreshing sleep and
renewed energy and vigor. It cures all
tpriug humors, boils, pimples, eruptions
ts America's Greatest Medicine, f 1; six for j
re I rod by C. 1. Hood dr Co., Lowell, Mass.
UnrlH'c Pilla a the only Pills to titke
nUUJ 9 I 1119 with Hood'. SaisaiiiiilU
Klondike Widows' Society.
The women of Seattle, Wash., have
instituted a Society of Klondike
Yi ulows. J he lists are exclusive, be
ing restricted tothote whose claims to
"Klondike widowhood" Bre indispu
table. Only the wives and sweethearts
f men off to the gold fields are eligi
ble, and no others need apply.
' Smart New Veiling.
A smart new veiling basa fine, wide
meah and large, soft chenille dots. It
is not close enough to hide comolex
ionnl blemishes, but enhances the
beauty of a fair, rosy face, at !?est
Fine net, with smaller dots placed
half an inch apart, is serviceable
and becoming and affords more pro
tection than the very open tiesh.
A novelty is white net with black
dots, the bottom and ends of the veil
edged with a double row of very nar
row black velvet or an edge of cream-
white or black thick lace.
The deep, full lace frills of a year
igo are no longer seen. Real lace and
Urnssels net, adorned with butterflies.
bow knots and flowers in lace applique,
are also used as beauty hiders.
Fearful and Wonderful Ornaments.
Fearful and wonderful has been the
decorative wear of women everywhere
through the ages. She has worn
skewers in the nose of her, rings on
the toes of ber. She has tied a snake
around her neck and tangled fire-flies
in her hair. But she has never till
now served her lovely self np to ns en
tortue, as the Tall Mall Gazette puts
it. But now, it seems, tortoise is go
ing to be in a sense her only wear.
Of course the tortoise she wears is the
live variety the dead, in this case al
so, would soon cease to interest her.
The live tortoise comes to her from
the Laudes. It first passes throueh
the hands of her jeweler the un
adorned tortoise is not beautiful. The
jeweler fits the tortoise with a filigree
coat ol mail studded with preoions
stones. The animal is then secured
by a fine gold chain. The wearer at
taches tbe chain to an ornamental
hook in her dress, first taking a turn
with it round her own neck. Tho re
splendent tortoise then fulfills its mis
sion by exhibiting itself npon the
wearer s shoulders to the extent of its
tether; and thus enables lovely woman
to exhibit herself at what, we should
hope, will be the extent of hers.
Trimmed and Trained Skirts.'
The fact is well established now that
long trailing skirts are to be worn
with house gowns by house gowns
are meant .evening gowns, reception
gowns, or any gowns suited for house
wear. As yet we have not gone back
to long skirts for street wear, al
though even walking gowns have the
skirts long enough to require holding
np in the street. Many of the long
Bkirts are extremely graceful. There
is one style which is made with very
little goring, fits quite sheathlike,
with the fulness laid in small pleats,
but cut to flare out at the end of the
train. In soft silks, satins, poplins,
and cashmeres this is very attractive,
for the lines are so graceful. The
plain look is broken by bands of trim
ming either down the seams or around
the foot, or else with patterns of em
broidery and cut-work pnt on the front
breadth. There is evidently an in
tention of restoring drapery, for some
very smart skirts have the front and
Bide. breadths long enough to allow of
draping juBt a little back of the hip,
and showing a glimpse of an under
petticoat of different material. This
is a becoming style of skirt, and looks
especially well when the back breadths
ore long enough to traiu. Harper's
To Oflset Female Club Life.
An "Order of Old-Fasbioned Wom
en" has recently been established in
Atlauta, Ga., to counteract in some
measure the effect of the "new wom
an," who has made herself as conspic
uous on the other side of Masom and
Dixon's line as on this. The order
was originated by eight prominent
young matrons, and has grown and
developed beyond their most sanguine
expectations. The express object of
the organization, which is in itself
old-fashioned, is "to accomplish good
deeds and aid the poor aud afflicted."
Iu order to raise money for the work,
the usual bazaars and entertainments
are resorted to, and a few iuodUis ago
a grand terpsichorean carnival was
given at the Atlanta Opera House, to
which society lent its talent. Several
thousand dollars was realized from this
venture, which will be expended in
establishing a maternity ward in the
Grady IIo'-'ivlV. TIij o:i0'iual eljlit
who established tho order now com
pose what is known as Chapter "A."
Tuay are Mrs. Wilmer Moore, Mrs.
William Ellis, Mrs. Juliau Field, Mrs.
Mollis Brandon, Mrs. Bobert Mad
dox, Jr., Mrs. Thomas R. R. Cobb.
Mrs. Robert Foreman and Mrs. Henry
lumau. unapters a, "C," and"D"
have since then been established in
different parts of tho city, and branches
have been organized iu Nashville aud
Augusta, both of which have adopted
the general aharacter aud aims of the
Atlauta society, to which they will be
more or less tributary.
The peculiarity of the order is that
it has no President or other general
ofheers.aud that its meetings are pure
ly social, unrelieved bv the papers.
essays and discussions that are a part
of genoral club life. The diflerent
chapters are limited in membership.
and, when auy business is before
their meeting, aro presided over by
temporary Chuirmeu; they are, iu
fact, modeled after tho old-time sew
ing circles of our grandmothers, when
to "upeukout in meeting" was deemed
a sin. jew York Journal.
There are women car conductors in
Several clubs are shortly to be
started iu Uerliu fur women only.
There are twelve thotisaud women
stenographers iu uotive service iu Chi
Lucy Curtis is the Mayor of Cimar
ron, Mo., runs the town, conducts a
general store, and is the leader of the
Mme. Tatti delights in the game of
billiards, and is a skillful player. Her
billiard room at Crag-y-Nos is one
of the handsomest in the world.
Mrs. Ida Faye Levering, M. D., is
the physician in charge of the new
Baptist Mission Hospital for Women
and Childreu at Nell ore, India.
Mrs. Annie Kline Rikert is building
a railroad in Tuolumne County, Cali
fornia. Before Mrs. Rikert took np
her present enterprise, she was a pros
pector and miner.
The best educated oueen in the
world is her majesty of Italy. She
speaks, besides her own tongue,
Jrench, German. English and Span
ish, and studies snoh subjects as the
ology, biology, geology and botany.
Dr. Eva G. Golden, a successful op
tician from the Post-Gradnate School
of Chicago, is doing active work in
liensington, Kan. Dr. Golden is a
graduated pharmacist, and for six
years was cashier of the .Exchange
uana at tjeciarville.
Mrs. Gladstone has just celebrated
her eighty-sixth birthday. The cider
of the two daughters of Sir Stephen
Glynne.-she was married to Mr. Glad
stone on July 25, 1839. Her sister,
Miss Mary Glynne, on the same day,
Decame tne wiie 01 Liora L-yttleton.
Mrs. Minna Stearns Fitts. pension
attorney, at Lynn, Mass., has re
ceived from Governor Wolcott her cer
tificate of appointment as a "Special
Commissioner," and is thereby au
thorized to administer oaths and
perform all duties of a justice of the
The Baroness de Hirsch is continu
ing many of her husband's charities
and establishing new ones constantly.
She has lately founded twenty-five
aunuities for "indigent'gentlewomen,"
given a large sum to a Warsaw hospi
tal and sturted a maternity hospital at
It is olaimed for Miss Virginia T.
Montgomery, a leading artist in New
Orleans, that she is the first Southern
woman to have her name engraved
npon a monumeut ni the designer.
Her design for a Confederate memorial
monument at San Antonio, Texas, has
Miss Florence King, of Chicago, has
received notice of her appointment as
rinmmiflfli'nTiAp if flanla f .... I i . '
- v. . . .1,1 AIHia,
She is indebted to John G. Brady,
uovernor 01 the District of Alaska, lor
the Dlaoe. It will be one of rnnni.
bility, as she will have not only the
registration of deeds to attend to, but
the filing of mining claims.
Colored organdies in flora), plaid and
Jetted allover nets with bowknot
and heart designs.
Tiny silver mirrors and powder boxes
attached to chatelaines.
Tiny edgings of a single row of steel.
silver, jet or jet spangles.
Nets covered with steel, silver and
jet drops for waists, vests, etc.
Toques of a gold-embroidered crown
and velvet bow of a bright color.
Bows and ties of lawn, lace, mull.
etc., of various designs and sizes.
Red jackets, having the body part
covered with black braid latticework.
Suede belts having glass-covered
medallions holding a four-leaf clover.
Dull-finished jet buckles, buttons
and passementerie for mourning at
tire. Pattern dresses of organdie trimmed
with embroidery and the skirt ready
Satin-striped gauze for evening
toilettes to be trimmed with baby satin
Many made ornaments of silk braid
in black and colors for the skirt, blouse
Sashes of bayadere and lengthwise
stripes in Roman shades, w,tb. deep
Short, pointed capes of velvet, chif
fon frills and bead embroideries for
Silvery gray and lead shades of satin
duchesse made into bhirt waists with
Long mouBseline, thin silk, net and
muslin, ties with tucked and hem
Toques of dull black silk with black
wings aud equally sombre violets for
Silk-braided trimmings of different
sizes, ready to separate and in floral
and scroll figures.
Embroided table pieces showing
four largo floral sprays aud butterflies
all over the surface.
New Use For the Megaphone.
A new use for the megaphone has
been found iu the construction of the
I'sky-scraper." Wheu an oftioe build
ing now going up in New York had
reached a height of but two or three
stories the contractor had no difficulty
in mouutiug to its highest point, and,
with forceful words, stimulating his
workmen to renewed exertions. When
the floors begau to ruu up to eight
aud ten he found the exercise of go
ing to the top, every time he wanted
to express his feelings, altogether too
violent, and it imparted a distinct
flavor of irascibility to the language
which 1 egau to flow with his return
ing breath. So ho conceived the
brilliant idea of having a mcguphoue
constructed to connect his head quar
ters iu the first story with the top,
where the men are at work. When
the work now or any conflict of
authority arises, he is able to make
his voice heard at the Beat of the
trouble without moving from his
sanctum, much to his own satisfaction,
if not to that of his employes, who say
that tho megaphone gives an irritat
ing asperity 'to piQl'uua language.
Now Yolk Telegram.
Value of Kca; Forn-.lnf Material.
It may be possible for hens to grow,
get fat and lay eggs without ever hav
ing a supply of egg-forming material
furnished them', only getting whal
they can find, and that is very littli
during the winter season. If tin
poultryman will invest a few cents ir
nome material that will assist the hem
in tbe manufacturing of eggs the
profits will be largely inoreased.
Wheat For Young rigs.
Wlioat is now higher than it hai
len for several years, aud too dear tc
feed to grown animals of any kind.
Yet we think a small amount fed daily
to young and growing pigs will paj
even at present prices. It will prob
ably pay to feed wheat to all pigs, in
part to replace the corn ration that if
always injurious. Wheat contain;
more nearly tbe elements of growtb
than any other grain except peas oi
beans, and only sheep can be induced
to eat whole beans. Wheat bran and
wheat middlings cost nearly as much
as wheat, and are not so good for
feeding purposes if given in modera
tion. Ilreakinft Young Colts,
Winter, and before a sleigh, furnish
the best opportunities for breaking
young colts into the work th.f.
innt thereafter do. The colt Bhonld
always be halter broken the (last sum
mer, and trAinad in lanA oaail Tf,
the first time he has a harness on, put
me colt beside an old, well-broken
horse, and hitch him tn a oloitrh n
one or two drives without anything
aiiacneu to mm. Do not try to drive
him throncrh drifts. Aft trtanv a nnnrr
horse when getting into a drift will
a i . ,
nuuuuur, anu may orean a leg in try
inn to cot free. Thn ad
sleigh is that it. cannot be a heavy
minion anu it manes no noise. By
the time the sleighing is gone hitch
the colt beside an, old horse and let
him pull part of a wagon. If care is
taken so that the driver always keeps
master, the colt will be by spring time
as docile as any old trained horse can
be. Boston Cultivator.
Sheep Losing Their Wool,
When sheep lose their wool it is a
sign that they are feverish. This
condition is nearly always an indica
tion that the digestive organs are im
paired. Old sheep that have begun
to lose their teeth are especially liable
to be affected in this way. It is mostly
saused by hard, dry food, though the
indigestion may be due to a surfeit of
grain. Some succulent food, such as
bran mash, fed warm, is good. So
are -roots of any kind, if they are
sliced so that the sheep cau easily eat
them. The sheep is a ruminant, and
if the roots are in slices, though they
may go down in hard lumps, they will
come np in the mouth aud be there
thoroughly remasticated. Unless yon
mean to give special care to the sheep
that begin to loso their wool, it is
better economy to kill them at onoe
nd sell' their hides for the little they
will bring." Those on which the wool
is stripped from most of the belly will
probably die before spring, whatever
care you can give them. All sheep
old enough to be unsafe to winter
should be separated at shearing time,
and fattened for killing during the
summer, when the fattening is easy,
because the sheep can then find plenty
of sucoulent pasturage.
The Black Hot of the Cabbare.
Farmers' Bulletin, No. C8, has just
been published by the Department of
Agriculture giving to cabbage growers
the benefit of some recent discoveries
by the Division of Vegetable Physio
logy and Pathology of the United
States Department of Agriculture on
the black rot of the cabbage. The
author of this bulletin is Mr. Erwin F.
Smith, under whose immediate super
vision the investigations were made
which resulted in these discoveries.
Although this disease has come into
prominence only within the last few
years, it is now a serious hindrance to
cabbage growing in several States,
causing losses to the growers aggre
gating many thousauds of dollars
The' disease is known to growers in
various parts of the country under
different nameB, perhaps the common
est of which are "stem rot" aud
"black rot, "and has heretofore resisted
all attempts to eradicate it.
As there is no known way of euring
the disease or of entirely ridding a
locality of it when onoe established,
prevention is the only alternative, and
the bulletin points out to the grower
where the danger lies, bow the intro
duction of the disease may often be
prevented, aud how, wheu already
introduced, great losses may some
times be avoided. Farm, Field and
By means of the microtome slices of
vegetable and animal tissues down tc
a thinness of about 1-10,000 of au
inch are obtained for microscopic
study. Professor Elmer Gates, of
Washington, has now gone further,
and even slices up blood cells aud mi
crobes by cementing them in a single
layer between two glass slides aud out
ting the slides apart with a very thin
blade of copper sharpened to the high
est possible degree. The fine grain ol
the copper causes it to take au edgi
that no razor can approach. The eellt
are again cut by repeating the opera
tion, aud it is claimed that slices have
been made only 1-100 as thick as the
thinnest produced by tho microtome
Helling Old False Teeth.
"Old false teeth bought." That is
the sign that has made even Chicago
stop and wonder. It is over a shop
where dental aud optical supplies are
sold. Selliug old testh is a unique
trafho, to put it mildly. The principal
customers iu this little shop are yuug
dentists, who brinif the- old teeth of
their patrons to be Bold.
If there is gold in the teeth they
oome higher, as it cau be melted aud
used again. After all, it is a good
thing for the poor people, who caunot
go to a dentist aud have a plate made
for them. With little trouble these
second-hand plates are fitted to their
mouths aud they get "a bargain" in
Flogging has become bo iudispeusa
ble in Russia that some inventor hai
perfected a machine which saves th
human arm. Under the flagellation
of the machine taxes and arrears are U
become speedily collected.
A TEMPERANCE COLUMN.
THE DRINK EVIL MADE MANIFEST
IN MANY WAYS.
"Sinn the rlelre"Trlbnteg to the I.U
Kruno. F. Wlllard The Comln Mae
Most. He a Sober One, or He Will
Not lie Able ti Obtain Employment
KlRn tho pledge! we now entreat you;
Oome with us and take your stand.
Many friends with Joy will (rrnet you,
Olvo yon weleome to our handf
BlKn the plediret our country calls you,
ltlds yon help ns la the flRht;
Ere the tempting cup enthralls yon,
Hlgn the pledge! oh, sign to-night I
Blgn the pledgol Tho promise given
In the name of God Mos High, ,
Will encourage some who'vo Bt riven
From tho dsngorous path to flyl
Your example thus to others,
Hhnll be as a guiding light;
For the sake of weakor brothers,
Hlgn the pledge! oh, sign to-ntgtitl
Blgn the pledge! The children's voices
Hlseto lipavnn oh, hood their oryl
Many a fresh young heart rejoices,
Many a cheer supplnnts a sigh.
When fond parents help their dear ones
in the.bn'.tle of the right.
For the sake of precious near ones
Blgn the plodge, then, sign to-night!
Tributes to Frances Wlllard.
Bho was, In short, the personification of
a principle. Washington Times.
Miss Wlllard was one of the most dls
tlnguishod women of this oontury. Foa
du Lac Commercial.
The exnraple of this noble woman Is an
Inspiration to her sisters throughout the
world. New York Mall and Express.
With nil her achievements it wljl be the
crowning glory of her renown that she was
a woman among women, Detroit Free
Frances Wlllard had thetrue statesman's
mind along with the intuitions of a heart
filled with spiritual devotion. Boston
The death of Miss Frances E. Willard
will carry sorrow wherever she was known.
Bha was a noble woman, nobly planned.
Miss Wlllard was a patriotic woman and
American through and through, but the
grand world sweep of her labors made her
a cosmopolite. liochester Times.
The death of Miss Frances Wlllard re
moves from the sphere of earthly useful
ness ono of the purest spirits that ever
graced the round earth. Denver Post.
Other lenders may arise to carry on her
work, but none can win a warmer place In
the hearts of the women of A merlon than
Miss Wlllard. Itacine Journal.
But, In spite of thn fact that she repre
sented what is called the "progress of
vomon," she was not a new woman In any
aense of the word. New York Bun.
Probably no woman leader In any of the
reformntory movements of the time has In
spired her .followers with a higher degree
of trust, confidence and affection. Phila
The motto ot her choosing, we behove
"For God and Home and Native Land," of
her organization was not merely rhetorical,
bhe was one of the cleverest thhiiurs ot
her sex. Now York Press.
Miss Willard was a genius In organization
nnd administration. A tireless worker
and a keen Judge of persons, she knew
where to plaoe her trust and where to labor
herself In the Held. Washington Btar.
She took a part, and one ot far-roaohlng
prominence nnd Importance, tn the world's
affairs, yet was always a woman, never
losing the tender grace, charm and delicacy
which, after all, are the distinguishing
traits of tho iex. Philadelphia North
It Is not too much to say that, without
the ability, good sense, steady fnirminded.
noes and thorough devotion of Frances ,
AVillard that remarkable organization, the
W. C. T. U., never could have attained to
the position of Influence and power which
It now holds. Boston Globe.
The Cotutns; Man.
The question ot drunkenness or sobriety
in an employe Is year by year assuming
greater importance, saysan exahongc. The
more responsible requirements of these
later times make a new phase In the tem
perance question. Rapid transit and rapid
pretty much everything annihilate time
nnd space, and they have also ths liability
to annihilate a great deal ot human life.
Those who direct these things, they who
are in immediate control, must have elenr
heads, Bharp eyes nnd strong arms. There
Is no place ot responsibility lu which a
druukurd or tippler can by any moral
rlghjt be put. In dleousslng this matter, a
reeent writer says very pertinently, and
speaking the sentiments of all thought
ful persons: "The oonviotlon Is deepening,
among employers and laborers equally, to
dismiss Inebriety from the problem of em
ployment, wages and labor. Eaoh side
plainly sees the Injury the damage to all
parties Imposed by the inebriate. Tlieday
is coming and must soon oome, when so
briety will stand 11 ret among tho titled
qualification of lubor. So many men
work among machines that drunkennees
Is inconsistent with their own safety; so
many work in places which Involve the
safety of othors, where drunkenness can
not possibly be tolerated. A drunken man
may wreck a train simply because ho Is
drunk. He may destroy property because
he is drunk, and make a drunken blunder
with machinery. Human liberty does not
Include the privilege ot drunkenness In
places where human life or property is at
Btake or dependent upon the mistakes of
an alcoholized brain. Drinking locomotive
engineers, for instance, eertaluly are dan
gerous men. No penalty can be too great
or a eompany which knowingly employs
drinking men In places wherheir respon
sibility involves human life. In 'fact, all
such men should be cured of their inebri
ety or discharged, and no such person
should be given employmentunless he has
a clean bill of health Iu relation to lnet rl.
An Habitual Urniikard.
The Wine add Spirit Gazette states that a
new code is t come into operation in Ger
many tn 1900, which "Inter alia" enacts the
compulsory treatment of habitual drunk
ards. The exact description given of an
habitual drunkard Is: "He who, inconse
quence of inebriety, cannot provide for his
affairs, or brings himself or his family Into
the danger of need, or endangers the safety
of others." The code provides for his be
ing placed under a curator, who will be
empowered to place the Individual any
where for treatment until discharged from
curatorshlp by the court." The oolonlos
are popularly supposed to produce novel
ties lu leg'r,!dtiou, beeause of their freedom
from muu;tof tbe restrictions which prevail
In older countries; but here is u proposal
which mi ht welj be accepted, even if it is
"made 1l Germany." National Temper
Temperance of the Tartars.
Here is a little bit of testimony as to the
influence of strong drink In shortening
lite, nnd of course lu Impairing the life by
establishing diseased conditions, It may be,
long, before the end. Official statistics
show that while the mortality amongst tbe
ltusslaus is forty per 1000, the rate amongst
the Kazan Tartars, who are abstainers from
Intoxicants Is only twenty-one per 1000.
These Tartars, who live In Itussla, number
610,000. With the exception of their toeto
tali.im they Jive under exactly the same
conditions as the ltusslans. Granting the
accuracy of the figures given it 1b to be sup
posed that I he ltusslaew prefer "a short
li e and a merry one!"
The Truth m to College Boys.
"The truth is," says the New York Sun,
speakiug of temperuuee lu educational in
stitutions, "that in our elimute aud uuder
our social conditions it would be better for
college boys to drink nothing at all In the
way of alooholio beverages. They do not
need them, and abstinence from the use of
them would serve the Interests of the
physical unl intellectual health of the
Temperance News and Notes.
When reason rules the appetite obeys.
When appetite commands the pocket
There Is no room for neutrality lu tho
tlh'iit uguiust strong drluk.
TDaele Common In Fnrope.
While the code duello, in its san
guinary character, is rapidly becom
ing obsolete in the United Htates, it
appears to be still in high favor on the
other side of the Atlantic' In Ger
many sonio" 4000 engagements are
yearly fought on tho field of honor
with sanguinary results. Most of
these engagements take place in tho
neighborhood of college towns. With
in tbespace of twenty-fonr hours as
many as twenty duels hsve occurred
in the neighborhood of Jena.
Next to Germany in allegiance to
the code duello comes France. There
are some 1200 duels fought annually
in France, tho pnrtioipnuta being
mainly oflloers in the French army.
Italy comes next to Franca, with tome
275 duels annually. During the past
ten years Italy has furnished 2750
duels. Austria, Htissia, Hpain nnd
Great Britain rank next in the order
named. Iu Great Britain the code
has become almost as obsolete as iu
the United States. Most of the duels
fought on the European continent are
fought with the sword, though pistols
aud knives are nsed occasionally.
New York Tribune.
A Hint aoo Year Old.
Mr. S. II. Waller sees the list or old
relios in the possession of other men in
the county and knocks em all clean out
with a ring that has a history extend
ing back over 300 years. The ring in
question is a plain gold one, with the
following ingraved inside: "John
Waller, ob. rJeptem' 5th, 1754, A. E.
83, 6." Though the inscription in
the ring only shows it to be 144 years
old, yet Mr. Waller has documents in
his possession which show that the
ring was owned first by Sir Edmund
Waller, the English poet, who was a
rpyalist in England when Cromwell
assumed the protectorate and was
compelled to flee for his life, being an
adherent of Charles I., who placed
tho ring on his finger, from which
three other rings were made, and of
which that now in possession of Mr.
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