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I k TIMBER-FLUME lii
H The fumes, which are used to float
SB -&Iu tops to the sawmills, are fed by tb
Pgj cases between three and four miles
H week's work in camp, save a tedious
en skiff and using the waterway, trave
minute. A gaff Is used as a brake.?
11 Great and New |
11 National Industry, 1
tt\s of Acres For Macaroqi Wt\eat ^
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T HE United States Department
of Agriculture has just announced
one of the most valuable
discoveries of recent
.years. It Is the introduction of the
^- drought resisting macaroni wheat, iruHP^rtCd
from the Volga region of East
Russia. This wheat is adapted to
4Bemi-arid districts and can be profitably
grown in the great plain regions
Of the United States far beyond the
Alre.idv astounding results have
} been obtained by the Government.
' In South Dakota, where the crop has
^ just been harvested from one locality,
(S8&SSS& "Territory it) vThicb rrac&ro?)' wl)t
raxS&s Jo loog 0,1 tqe 3uronj?r r&iofoJ
"Ttrrironj \i) w>)';ct) macaroni
t ot tbc graiij will qoT be so go
It is reported that the yield of macaroni
wheat will be from thirty-five to
forty bushels'per acre, which is onethird
more per acre than the average
yield of the regular wheat from this
, The establishment of this new wheat
Industry will be of incalculable benefit
to agriculture in the semi-arid plains.
A million or more of acres can thus be
given to profitable wheat raising,
which, on account of drought, have
heretofore been entirely idle.
Macaroni wheats differ radically
thp nrriin'flrv bread wheals. The
grain is much harder, and in the best
varieties contains an unusual amount
of nitrogen and a correspondingly
small amount of starch. The quantity
and quality of the gluten make it exceedingly
valuable for making macaroni.
The area outlined by the Department
of Agriculture where macaroni wheat
will succeed best is a long belt extending
northward and southward through
the great plain from North Dakota to
the Texas coast. In width it embraces
nearly the whole of the two Dakotas,
Nebraska, the greater part of Kansas.
Oklahoma and the eastern sections of
Colorado, New Mexico and of Central
The most remarkable thins regarding
macaroni wheat is this: It Is not only
true that It can be grown in dry districts,
but It must be grown there in
order to produce the best quality of
grain, and up to a minimum of about
ten Inches of an annual rainfall thfc
idrier the better.
^ Probably the most important announcement
from a commercial standpoint
as a result of the new wheat industry
Is the fact of immediate market
for these wheats. The entire present
crop of this year, which will be
about 100,000 bushels, was contracted
for even before harvested at a good
average price. Another important
business enterprise may be brought
into existence, for the reason that the
macaroni wheat from Southern Europe
Is succeeding so well in the great
plains as to warrant the establishment
* ' ???<?/? ,n.in<r Ahnilt
(01 macaroni uiiuiuia<.tui.us. ?
15,000,000 pounds of foreign macaroni
is imported Into this country each
. year, solely because being made from
true macaroni wheat it is considered
to be of better quality than our domestic
macaroni, which is made almost
entirely from bread wheat. All the
costs of the imported product can now
be saved to this country if the farmers
and millers will furnish our factories
[ BRITISH COLUMBIA.
^logs and hewn timber from the mounte
mountain torrents, and are in some
long. The lumber men, after their j
journey by constructing a rough woodling
at times at the rate of a mile a
London Illustrated News.
with the right kind of material, and j
the factories are anxious to have the ;
The area of wheat in the United !
States i6 1899 was over 44,000.000 !
acres. At the lowest estimate, there- |
fore, if the average yield of wheat is
increased only one bushel per acre we
will have an Increase of 44,000,000
bushels, worth at the former price for
1900?nearly sixty'cents per bushelabout
$20,000,000. These figures will
give at least an idea of the possibilities
for the new macaroni wheat indu- I
try.?New York Herald.
NECK AND NECK.
A Queer Sport That Finds Favor In th?
One of the queerest sports is that i
known as "Streck Katzenzichen" (a j
word which absolutely defies trans- j
latiou)?which is practiced by the :
sturdy sons of the Bavarian Alps.
It is a trial of neck strength. Two j
k / 7" \ \ v \ i
ft (w ' ** \J[ \ \ I
&; will suctecd best, and wifyool" iTigaftor
II i} af least 10 njcb?.
n)iy be growq, buf fl)< quality
men, says a writer in the New York
tieraia, ne uowu lauus ,
Then a rope is passed over their heads, j
as shown in the illustration. Two
chalk lines are drawn between the
contestants. The object is to draw the
opponent so far that his finger tips
shall be beyond the second line. This
rough pastime means sore necks and
bleeding ears, but it is greatly enjoyed
A KECK-AND NECKTUG-OF-WAR.
by all beholders. The winner usually
receives a cash prize, and the contest
is invariably followed by dancing on
'the arena where the bloody conflict
was pulled," as the local prints describe
In a notice of a recently published
biography of the eminent chemist
Schoenbein, a writer in Science says:
No one of the discoveries made by
Schoenbein made him more popularly
known than that of guncotton, destined
to play so important a role in
international, as well as industrial enterprises.
.This dates from 184G. Ita
value as a substitute for gun powder
was at once perceived, and experij
incnts with firearms were instituted
as early as May 01 me same year, it
is a sad commentary on the unprofitableness
of pure science from the money
point of view* that this prime discovery
brought to Schoenbein only
eighteen to twenty thousand dollars,
while Alfred Nobel gained through it
more thau ten million dollars.
"I'll get even wid 'em for dischairgin'
me!" mumbled the cook lady, lift:
ing up the register and dropping a
: pair of her old shoes down the hot air
r\\r\?? -ina* hofnro aha want nwav
ft"- "V.v.v v. ? " ".J .
And those old shoes avenged her for
nearly a week before the family found
out what was the matter.?Chicago
Eggs and mulberry trees were sent
out to Georgia by the British governi
ment shortly after the settlement of
; the colony.
if PBESIDENT'S ftipflTER j
B SHOWS GREAT PLUCK. |i
While riding with President Roosevelt,
her father, Miss Alice Roosevelt
had a narrow escape in Washington
the other day. The horses were trotting
along Seventeenth street toward
the boundary, when, upon reaching
Rhode Island avenue, a lumbering
herdic came upon them, frightening
Miss Roosevelt's horse so that it
The President was riding slightly in
advance, and was interfered with by
the vehicle and prevented from going
MISS ALICE BOOSEVELT.
(The President's eldest daughter.)
to bis daughter's assistance. In the
meanwhile the intrepid horsewoman
had gotten her steed under control.
President Roosevelt turned so quickly
that the horse seemed to stand immovable,
the rider sittiDg erect, like a
sentinel on guard. An orderly in uniform
was half a square behind.
President Roosevelt has purchased
the original drawing of Bernard Partridge's
recent London Punch cartoon,
representing the President as a Rough
Rider. A reproduction of the famous
picture .is shown on thiB page.
THROWING THE BOOMERANC.
Flight of th* Australian Weapon Analyzed
The wonderful flights of the boomerang,
described by travelers, are seldom
seen to-day, and, though there are
many nativeS of Australia who can
make a boomerang go to a distance of
240 feet before it returns to thom,
there seems to be only one trustworthy
account of a much more sensational
throw. According to this account a
boomerang described five circles in
the air, traveled to a distance of about
270 feet from the thrower and rose to
a height cf 135 feet.
There are two principal types of
this wcapou, as described by a recent
experimenter. The first, shown in
figure No. 1, is bent almost to a right
anple, and has the cross section shown
in No. 2. The cross section diminishes
slightly toward the ends, and the
weight is abo: t 230 grams. The arms
are twisted from the plane, like the j
sails of a winar.:M. being rotated m
the direction of a righthnnded screw.
A boomerang of the second type is
shown in figure No. 3. It lias a cross
section similar to that of a boomerang j
cf the first tj")e. Its arms, however, i
are twisted in the opposite direction, |
and thus involve a lefthanded rotation, j
Cn both types one side is more round-1
ed than the other.
A boomerang of the first type is held i
with the more rounded side to the j
left, and the concave edge forward,
and is thrown in a horizontal direction.
As much rotation as possible
is given to it, but instead of remaining
parallel to its original direction, "the
plane of rotation has an angular velocity,
first about the direction of translation.
and second about a line in its
plane perpendicular to this. The efi:ct
of the latter is that the path
curls to the left, while owing to the
former the plane of rotation inclines
over to the right, i. e., rotates in thedirection
of the hands of a clock facing
After it has described nearly a complete
circle the boomerang goes more
slowly, and finally falls near the feet
of the thrower. In figures Nos. 4 and
5 its flight is illustrated by means of
projections on a horizontal and on a
vertical plane. Until the velocity becomes
small th? up hill path is nearly
r~\ r 1M / > I i r>
rw"?- v - i. r
straight, but the moment that point
has been reached the weapon starts
to return along a track close to that
of the ascent.
If the thrower wishes the weapon to
\ A I,
describe a second circle in front of
him, he must cast it from him with
much greater force, so that after one
circle has been described it may still
have sufficient velocity to make a
second one. Moreover, after the weap- (
on has described tue "first circle and
while it is over the thrower's head the I
axis of rotation must point in an upward
direction in front of him, for if
it points behind him the subsequent
path will be behind his back, and a
figure of eight will become possible.
If a path with a second loop in front
of the thrower is desired, a boomerang
with much twist and well rounded
should be chosen, and the thrower's
body, while throwing it, should lean
over to the left.?Chicago Record-Herald.
British "War Office.
This picture illustrates the famous
British war office in London, whicb
has been the European centre of interest
in the great South African trouble.
Here are received all the official telegrams
from the front and here are
posted the bulletins tvhich the authorties
see fit to publish. Ever since the
war began the street before the grim
old building has been crowded with
anxious relatives of the fighting men,
eager for news of husband, brother,
sweetheart or'father, and many have
been the distressing scenes the war
officials have been compelled to witness.
Antiquity of Stonehenge.
A striking discovery has been made
during excavations which were necessary
to raise one of the monoliths in
the famous prehistoric group at Stonehenge
in Wiltshire, England, into
an upright position. The men engage:!
in the work have found numerous neolithic
implements, which had evidently
been used in cuttiug and pquaring the
stones, and, when blunted, bad been
turned into tbs beddiug on whicli the
stones are supported.
The discovery is held to prove that
the unique spectacle of Stonelienge is
anterior to the Bronze age, and that
the structure still visible was certainly
built before 1500 B. C.
Tbe Boiling Point.
It varies in different localities. On
Fifth avenue the pot can hardly boil
under $00,000 a year, whereas in
Brooklyn it will boil for $1200 a year,
and on the east side from $3 to $S a
week.?New York Times.
The average duration of marriages
in England is twenty-eight years.
Russia, with thirty years, is tfte only
country to beat her. In France and
Germany twenty-sis: years is the average
The word "mile'' comes from the
Latin "mille," a thousand. A thousand
paces of a marching soldier made
the Roman mile.
DRAWING OF THE
JON IN PUNCH.
iWILO PLUNGE FOB LIBERT
Condemned Man Tries to Escape
Just Before His Execution.
NEARLY KILLS A CLERGYMAN
Churl ex Brown, One of the Murderer* of
Washington Hunter, at Riverside,
J., Broke From the Death House and
Fought Murderously For His Life?He
Is Hatiged ail Hour Later?The Crime.
Mount Kolly, K. J.?Charles Brown,
one of the murderers of Washing-on
Hunter, paid the penalty of his fliare
of the crime in the jail yard. A short
time before lie died he made a desperate
attempt to escape. In doing so he
wounded a constable, but not seriously.
He succeeded only in getting into
the jail yard, where he was cowed
into surrender. He then acted coolly
enough until he was being led to the
sallows. Tiien lie men desperately
| to wrench his hands free from the rope
I binding them, and. failing, gave up his
The Rev. Mr. Deisinger. a German
minister from Camden, who had been
laboring with Brown to bring him to
a better way of thinking, reached the
jail shortly before 0 o'clock. He was
conducted to Brown's cell. He rej
mained with Brown for pernaps twonI
ty minutes. Brown sat listening, but
with evident impatience. He finally
I asked Mr. Deisinger to leave the cell
for a few minutes.
The minister turned to go out. As
lie did so Brown reached down to beneath
the toilet bowl in the cell and
ripped from beneath it the length of
large lead pipe furnishing the bowl
with flushing water. It is-thought he
had previously prepared the pipe so
that a single wrench would allow him
to tear It loose.
The minister turned as he was leaving,
on hearing the noise made by the
prisoner. Brown sprang toward the
door and. pushing the minister aside,
was in the corridor. The death watch
had retired a few feet from the cell
Cioor wiine iutr uiiuism ?>uo ii^uniu(i
with the prisoner, and this put them
at a disadvantage. Waving his length
of pipe Brown ran toward the end of
The two deputy sheriffs got out of
his way. Their shouts alarmed those
who were in the yard preparing the
scaffold. These men rushed toward
the entrance and were met by Brown.
Standing close to the doorway was an
axe which had been in use in erecting
the scaffold. Brown dropped his lead
pipe and grabbed the axe and advanced
The deputy sheriffs drew their revolvers.
and Brown was warned to
stop or be shot. As the men advanced
he began to retreat and backed against
a wall, intending to use the axe. The
deputy sheriffs rushed in. and as they
did so Deputy Sheriff WoodnlfTs arm
was grazed by the blade of the fexe
and cut. The wound is not dangerous.
Brown was led back to a cell and secured.
He was hanged at 10.10 o'clock. The
body was buried in the paupers' field
at New Lisbon.
Brown was executed for the murder
of Washington Hunter, of Riterside,
N. J., a wealthy retired farmer. On
the night of January 25 last Brown,
ohu. Young. Charles Miller and Otto
Keller forced an entrance Into the aged
farmer's home with the intention of
robbing the place. Mr. Hunter resisted
and was brutally beaten with an
iron bolt. His skull was crushed and
lie died four days later. Brown was
found in Sing Slug prison, -where he
was serving a term for burglaryGovernor
Odell pardoned him in order
that lie might be brought here tor trial
on the murder charge.
BANK TELLER A DEFAULTER.
The First National of KalUton Spa Closet
Its Uoors?Shoiinife 8100,000.
Saratoga. N. Y.?The First National
Bank of Ballstou Spa has closed its
doors. Edward J. Graham, of Albany,
a National Bank Examiner, posted on
the main entrance an official notice
stating that "this bank is closed pending
an investigation by the Controller
of the Currency."
It soon became generally known
that. United States Commissioner
Charles M. Davison had issued a warrant.
for the arrest of the teller, Chas.
E. Fitcham, who is accused of being
. ? frv tiio nmmmt of nmrp
I till Ulll UC/^lCi lu un. I?4..1UUUV
than $100,000. It is said that his peculations
have covered an extended period.
lie having been connected with
the hank for over a quarter of a century.
His plan of operations is said to have
heen to manipulate certificates by
making false entries ami appropriating
balances, all of which came under
his personal supervision. When the
interest came due he managed to pay
it out of his own poclcer, which aided
him in concealing his line of action.
What disposition Fitcham has made
of the misappropriated funds cauuot
be learned. He lived in good style at
Ballston Spa. and his salary was only
$1000 par annum. If he had been engaged
in stock operations it is not
known, and his friends are at a loss
to account ior wimi ne u<i? uuuc nuu
the amount alleged to have been stolen
Fitcham's wife and daughter are reported
not to have known anything of
of his conduct until he was placed under
arrest, and the result is that they
are prostrated with shame and grief.
Fitcha.ni has always commanded the
greatest respect in Ballston Spa, and
ids defalcation has proved a great
shock to the entire community.
Rnbbei'fi (Jet Miser's Hoard.
.Tobn Brenuan, a miser, left his house
at Milder, S. C.. for a few hours, and
on his return found his strong box
looted of $1500 in cash and many valuable
papers, mortgages, titles to real
Heir to Spanieli Prince.
The Princess of the Asturias, sistei
oi' tiie King, who was married on February
14 of the present year to Prince
Charles of Bourbon, son of the Count
of Caserta, gave birth to a son at
The present population of Manila is.
estimated at 244,732.
It costs $4 for ten words by the new
telegraph line to Yukon.
Norway's railroads belong almost exclusively
to the Government.
Texas oil producers have ordered an
o'l ship larger tliau any now afloat.
The lawyers of Kentucky have orr.-.nized
their State Bar Association.
Eighty-two postoftices have been established
in Minnesota within a year.
It is a remarkable fact that few savages
have ever been known to stammer.
'GOVERNOR JENKINS OUT
President Roosevelt Removes tha
Chief Executive of Oklahoma.
Charsed AYlth Improper Connection With
a Contract?Thomas B. Ferguson
Territory'* New Governor.
Washing: on, D. C.?President Roosevelt
has appointed Thomas B. Ferguson
Governor of Oklahoma, vice William
M. Jenkins, removed. The President
attached to the papers this memorandum:
"Governor Jenkins, of Oklahoma, Is
hereby removed because of his improper
connection with a contract between
the Territory and the Oklahoma
"One of the duties of the Territorial
Governor is to enter into a contract
with some person or corporation for
the keeping of the insane of the Territory.
Governor Jenkins made such a
contract with the Oklahoma Sanitarium
Company, a corporation the promoters
of which reserved $10,000 of
it3 ."took for the Governor and subject
to his orders.
"In the Governor's explanation of
i the affair he says he told the promo|
ters at the time they desired him to
i sanction the contract 'thai it was an
Important contract and that I had
some friends whom I would like to
have Interested in the company to
whom I owed some political obligations
which I would not be able to pay
by an appointment or anything of that
"The stock was delirered to a bank,
subject to the Governor's order, and
was turned over to those friends,
whose political services the Governor
thus sought to reward.
"The extent of the favor to the Governor
or his friends is suggested by
the fact that the only known sale of
the stock since the contract was given
out was at double the price paid for It.
"The Governor's confessed relations
to the matter disclose such an entire
lack of appreciation of the high fiduciary
nature of the duties of his office
as to unfit him for their further discharge.
"A sound rule of public policy and
morals forbids a public servant from
seeking or accepting any personal benefit
in a transaction wherein he has a
public duty to perform."
MOTHER AND FOUR DIE IN FIRE
Father 'Eicapes Only to Hear Deatb
Screams of His Loved Ones.
Altoona, Penn.?Five persons, a
mother and her four children, were
burned to death In Gwin Station on
the Wopsononock Railroad, three miles
i-1- A XI.!- -U? mt.. An
| norm 01 mis cuy. xue uunuauu escaped
with serious injuries. The dead
are Mary C. Burk, the mother, wbc
was forty-two years old, and her four
children, Adam, sixteen years old;
Mary, thirteen; Jotrona, eleven, and
Joseph, eight. The husband is Carl
W. Burk. He is seriously burned about
Mrs. Burk and the children, except
Adam, retired at the usual hour. Mr.
Burk, who was in Altoona, did not get
home until late. The lamp was burning
in the kitcheq for him. Before
he went up stairs he turned it low.
A lunch was left on the kitchen table
for Adam, who was a stage hand in
the Altoona Opera House. It is not
known what time Adam came home.
About 1.30 o'clock Mrs. Burk was
awakoned by a dense smoke in her
room. She awoke her husband. He
dressed aud hastened down stairs.
Opening the kitchen door, he found the
room was ablaze. Burk's clothing was
ignited, and he sprang outside and
rolled in the snow to extinguish the
fire. He then called the aid of neighbors,
but there was no hope of saving
the house or its inmates.
Burk, in a mad frenzy, tried to rush
through the flames, but was prevented. '
Meantime the agonising screams of j
the inmates could be heard. For one j
brief second Mrs. Burk appeared at an i
upstairs window. In her arms she car- j
ried a child. Then the flames rose I
about her aud she sank back and was J
seen, no more. i
RETURNED TO SEE MOTHER DIE.
Daughter, Kidnaped in Infancy, R?stored
to Her Parent After Years of Absence.
McKeesport, Penn.?The daughter of
Mrs. Jane Williams, kidnaped in infancy.
was restored to her mother
while the lafter was on her death bed.
The daughter never knew who heT
mother was until informed a few
weeks ago by a relative, who, it 19
said, was instrumental in having her
taken away. Mrs. Williams's husband
died in Chicago in 1809. and when relatives
wanted to adopt their youngest
daughter. Mary, she refused.
The little one soon afterward disappeared.
Mrs. Williams came to this
city to live with her son.
She began to fail last summer, and
a relative sent her word that her child
was alive. The daughter, now Mrs.
Annie Madden, of Liverpool, England, j
where she was taken when stolen, was
sent for, and arrived a week ago. The
mother died, holding her child's hand.
Convicted of Polsonlne Her Children.
Mrs. Elmer Quimby, -at Ithaca.
Mich., was found guilty of murdering
her two children by administering
poison, and sentenced to life imprisonment.
The woman and her husband
planned to rid themselves of the children
and poisoned them both. The
husband was convicted and sentenced
to life imprisonment.
Wealth In Suicide's Pockets.
FTenry Bouck. a wealthy baehelot
fanner at Grover, Iowa, committed
suicide by hauging. Twelve thousand
dollars in bank drafts and S33 in
money were found on the body.
Governor Taft Called Home.
Governor William H. Taft, of the
Philippine Islands, has been directed
by the Secretary of War to return to
the Unlrul States. This action is
taken hecar.sc Governor Taft will l)i?
unable to perforin any duties for some
time, and will be obliged to leave the
Philippines to regain his health.
New Consul to Sauooa.
The State Department at Washington.
lias announced that George Heimroil
of Omaha has been appointed Consul-General
to Apia, Samoa.
Two years ago in Maine there were
two woodsmen to one job; now there
are two jobs to one woodsman.
The Paris newspapers generally
agree that the threatened strike of ihe
French coal miners has been averted
for the time being.
La Resisteneia Union has officially
declared the Tampa (Fla.) cigarmaKers'
strike off. This ends the long
struggle, which started last July, between
the elgarinakers and manufacturers.
The iatter have not yielded a
' " ' ' .
TIE GREAT DESTROYER
some startling facts about
The vice of intemperance.
Tile Paramount Question is 3fot One of
rolitlcs or of Social Classen, Bat One
Pertaining to Public Health and Morals
?Alcohol a Positive Poison.
In his address before the American Medical
Temperance Association, Dr. N. 8.
Davis, M. D., LL.D., of Chicago, President
of the association, said:
"The" paramount question before the intelligent
men and women of Christendom
to-day is not one of politics or of political
parties or of social classes/but one solely
pertaining to public health and morals."It
is whether alcohol and other wellknown
narcotic drugs are really wholesome
articles of drink or food, safe for general
use; or are they absolutely subtle, deceptive
and dangerous poisons, stealthily de
stroying botu pub.ic health and morals,
and constantly multiplying hereditary degenerates
in all clases of human society?
If the former, they are an titled" to tne
same treatment as other articles of com* ,
merce and general use. If the latter, then
their regulation belongs exclusively to the
police and sanitary authorities aided by
the courts. They cannot be both. That
alcohol, as it exists in fermented and distilled
liquors, is a positive proto-plasmic
poison, directly impairing every natural
structure and function of the living body
in proportion to the quantity used, and
the length of time its use is containued is
proved oy the results of every experimental
investigation concerning it, instituted
by eminent scientific men, both in this
country and Europe.
"Ana their verdict is abundantly confirmed
by the history and condition of the
inmates of every asylum for the poor, the
feeble-minded, the epileptics, the insane
and the inebriataes; those of every reformatory
and prison, and by the records of ' ,
every police and criminal court, and by
the details of every well-kept registry of
vital statistics. As concerns d'anaer to
human life, every intelligent reader of
the public press knows that the ordinary
use of alcoholic liquors by persons claiming
to be in health is the direct cause of
more suicides, homicides and murderers
every month than is produced by .all the
other poisons known to toxicolozists in a
year. Then why not now, at the beginning
of this twentieth century of the '
Christian era, cease calling alcoholic
liquors stimulants or restoratives, and not
only speak of them as subtle and dangerous
poisons in every household, but also
concentrate all the racts known to science.
clinical experience and of economic ana
criminal records, in favor of having al
cohol and all liquids containing two per
cent, or more of it, placed on the statutes
of the several States alone with arsenic,
strychnine, etc., to be sola and used under
the same regulations and penalties aa
other poisons dangerous to the public
health and morals? If this were accomplished
it would soon remove one of the
chief corrupting influences from the general
field of politics, and place it under the
domain of the police and health authorities,
aided by tne courts, where it legitimately
belongs. And it would do more to
prevent tuberculosis and all forms of human
degeneracy than all the,other measures
Price of a^Drlnk.
If it were necessary to describe in worSs
the evils and effect^ of intemperance, one
might use tne thoughts of John B. Gougb
expressed in one ot'hie lectures entitled
"Man and His Masters," wherein he represents
a man overcome with the appetite
for intoxicating liquors as pleading in
this manner: Give me a drink! I will
give you my hard earnings for it. Give
me drink! I will pay for it. I will give
you more than that. I married a wife; I
took her from girlhood's home and promised
to love her, and cherish her, ana protect
her?ah! an! and I have driven ner
out to work for me and I have stolen her
wages and I have brought them to you.
fUt-n mo drink and I will VOU them.
More yet. I have snatched the bit of
bread from the white lips of my famished
child?I will give yovt that if you will give
me drink. More yet. I will give you my
health. More yet. I will give you my
nanliness. More yet. I will give my hopes
if Heaven?body and soul; I will barter
jewels worth all the kingdoms of earth?
lor a dram. Give it me!"?Christian Work.
Statue From Whisky Money.
The Rev. W. F. Lloyd, of the "Walnut
Street Methodist Church, Louisville. Ky.,
made an attack from the pulpit on Messrs.
[. W. and B. Bernheim, distillers, who
recently gave a bronze monument of .
Thomas Jefferson to the city of Louisville.
"The city of Louisville is congratulat?
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jon, presented by two wholesale whisky
sellers.. The money with which this was
done was blood money, wrung from bleeding
hearts of innocent women and children.
It represents tears of orphanage
and widowhood, and is a sort of concrete
expression of destroyed character and
despoiled manhood. Jefferson held sentiments
strongly antagonistic to whisky,both
in its drinking and sale, and it was enough
to make him turn over in his grave at the
thought of having his statue presented to
the city by men who had made their fortune
by preying on helpless drunkards and
innocent women and children."
"On Signing the Pledge."
Why do temperance men waste so mucll
time in debating points which are not debatable?
What nonsense has recently
been written and spoken about the
"ethics of pledge-signing!" Would the
temperance movement have ever attained
its present position without pledge-signing?
While we are waiting for temperam^
Wislation. and while the \ public
house reformers are hatching out their
schemes for improving the drinking taverns,
let every earnest worker keep pegging
away enlisting . pledged abstainers. ,
Those who wish to see quick returns for
their work and abiding results, will still
go on entreating men and women to sign
the pledge, no matter how many logicchoppers
declaim against old-fashioned
methods. In some things the old is certainly
better than the new.
Tlie CruHade In lirlef.
In every Methodist church in New
Zealand intoxicating wine has been excluded
from the Lord's table.
Some parents who set intoxicating
liquors upon their table wonder where
their children learned to become drunkards.
Dr. Ganser, a Dresden physician and
alienist, has found hypnotic suzgestions a
great aid in reclaiming drunkards and
stealing their will.
The Temperance Permanent Building
Society has 8515 members, and last year
loaned 81,590,000 ? the largest sum advanced
by any building society in England.
A vigorous crusade against liquor joints
is in progress at Mount Vernon, 111. Three
local dealers have been fined $200 and
costs for selling liquor on Sunday, the maximum
fine under the law.
A Columbus (Ohio) saloon keeper, who
Elacarded his establishment as a "Soldier's
lest," was notified by the soldiers at the
garrison that the name was offensive and
that it must be removed immediately. The
sign came down.
The battle against alcohol is the most
significant phenomenon of our ages; more
important than all political action, Mars,
and treaties of peace.?Adolf Fick, M. D..
Professor of Physiology, University ol
The "Gideons'' is an organization of commercial
travelers in Chicago who neither
drink nor play cards, 1600 strong.
The opinion of physicians, hyeienists and
moralists on alcoholism may he summed
up in the words of Gladstone: "Alcohol is
a more devastating scourge than the
scourges of history, plague, war and fam- '
ine; more than all these, it decimates humanity.
It does more than kill, it degrades."
The London Lancet says: "We look to
the medical profession to be brave and
courageously defend the facts which they
are so well acquainted with, and rise abov?
the sneers and cheap criticisms which
would call them cranks, because they urg6
total abstinence and denounce aJconol u