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AYENGEI) THE iIAIKE.
WAINWRIGHT AND THE LITTLE AUXIL
IARY, GLOUCESTER, AT SANTIAGO.
A Maine Survivor, 'Wafiiirrlglit Qui
etly Anted For n dinner With the
Gloucester lie Sunk the Torpedo
Bontn Pluton nnil Kuror.
Copyright, 1S59, by G. L. Kilmer.
! YEN conceding
threw his squad-
ron beiore me
I American ships,
II js an easy prey, the
gallantry of the
the face of the
outfit, was re
ed after the. two
ers, Pluton and
Iv. But she faced mere than that enemy,
The two destroyers were more than a
match for the converted sportingcrach
as men, guns and rapidity of maneu
vering go. The Gloucester had 800 tons
displacement against 740 in the Fnror
and Pluton combined. The two Span
iards carried 123 men and 16 guns
against 93 men and 10 guns on the
When the fight was over on July 3
and the riba of every Spanish vessel ly
ing on the beach, Commander Dick
Wainwright of the Gloucester paid with
grim satisfaction, "The Maine is,
avenged 1" To the commander of the"
Gloucester that was no cheap hit of
sentiment. The Maine was something
to bim. He was her executive officer
when she blew up, and no one who was
in his company during the weeks of
tension following conld doubt his opin
ion as to the cause of the explosion and
the responsibility for the death of 266
fellow Americans and fellow sailors.
When the reign of diplomacy came
to an end and the United States govern,
ment relinquished sovereignty over the
wreck of the Maine, Wainwright was
called to Washington for staff duty
Having fighting sailor blood in his veins
and a galling score to settle with the
Spanish, the commander tet forth his
temper and wishes bluntly. Said he:
"This business means war. With my
rank t know I cannot expect a separate
command of great importance, but I
would like to get a good little vessel
with capable guns and have a crack at
ihd enemy on even terms."
An ideal captain for the daring aux
iliary was a Wainwright who talked
like that For the size of her decks the
little sea guerrilla h'jd more than her
quota of Yankee enthusiasm that Sun
day morning when the Spanish came
out to their fate. Being only a speck ou
the water alongside a battleship, with
no parading or cruising record, ncr
marvelous armor nor mammoth guns,
the Gloucester had all to win. Wain
wright said the thing which he remem
bered most after a Sunday morning in
spection was the natty appearance of
the ship maintained by the men under
adverse circumstances. He was think
ing about it down in his cabin when a
voice rang down the hatchway, saying,
"They're ccming outl"
For this cry the sailors had been on
the qui vive for weeks, and delay had
made them skeptical. But they lost no
time when it did come, and Wain
wright found upon reaching the bridge
that the business signal had gone below,
".Full speed ahead !" The men were at
the guns, and there was always a sup
ply of ammuution piled on deck. Busi
ness began at once, for the Spanish flag
ship Maria Teresa was rounding the
point The speed of the Gloucester was
her strongest card, and this was run np
by forcing blowers to 17 knots.
The range was long at first and the
firing was slow, chiefly to keep the range
of Cervera's ships as they came out
Finally the four heavy ships of Cervera
were 'seen together making all speed
westward. Gradually the American
vessels gained, and it developed into a
running fight, in which the Gloucester
would win glory if "6he chose. But the
Gloucester was to look out for the de
stroyers known to be in the harbor.
Only for this and the fact that the de
stroyers were not with the cruisers,
Wainwrigut would have aashed into
the stern of one of tho fleeing ships to
wreck her steering gear or prqpeller.
Just what to do was a delicate ques
tion for Wainwright to decide. He had
his independent vessel and an enemy
at hand. Shoujd he wait for the torpedo
boats and they not come out he would
lose his coveted chance for a fight.
Should he join the chase and leave no
fighting scout in wake of the fleet the
torpedo boats" might slip up under the
cover of the smoke and give the death
thrust to a battleship just when she
was winning on the enemy. It was
this that Dick Wainwright prevented.
Find in doing it avenged his murdered
shipmates. The last of the fleeing cruis
ers was two miles from Morro Castle
when the torpedo boats appeared. Drafts
were increased, and the Gloucester
churned water as never before Mean
while the guns were pounding away at
the new target with better execution
than upon the heavily armored shipa.
The guns of Morro Castle bombarded
the Gloucester, not being disposed to
leave the battle to the two destroyers. A
single shot might have sent the plucky
auxiliary to the bottom, but Monro's
cannoneers were not equal to that de
cisive shot Just to think that one'
puncture below the water line would
have made it possible for the destroyers
to have torpedoed tho Indiana. Iowa or
Brooklyn and changed the fortunes of
the day." When the high speed of the
Gloucester had brought her within 800
yards of the destroyers, she and they
held the sea wet of the harbor entrance
alone. The battleships and crn.isers'
were making a life and death rnn for it
In the direction of Cienfuegos. Includ
ing rapid firing gune, there was a shot
a second from the Gloucester.
Suddenly the officer. of the Glunce,
tereawthe Teresa and Oqneudo turning
and heading toward there. Thin might
be a move to get inside the- curilun '
American ships aud retreat tu Hie Imr
bor. In that case the lonely little aux
iliary would be caught between two
fires and destroyed Wainwright de
cided quickly to closo with thy- Pluton
and Furor eo that the heavy shots -f
the cruisers, svhen aimed at the Glyit
cester, would destroy friend with fi".1
The Pluton at the time was catching
the firo of the forward guns of the
Gloucester, and she slowed down as
though disabled The after guns bad
been playing on the Fnror only 600
yards cff. and Wainwright ordered the
fnll force of his battery tnrned upon
the latter. Every shot struck. Mean
while the Pluton ran on the rocks and
blew np. Seeing the calamity whieh
bad overtaken her consort, the Fnror
became desperate and dashed for the
Gloucester. Perhaps her aim was to
torpedo the plucky auxiliary, perhaps
to pass her and get back to the harbor.
The fire of theGloucester still rained on
the Furor, aud, instead of making a
dash, she tnrned round and round in a
circle, her gearing disabled, her helm
fast Just then the belated New York
came along anxious to get in some work
on the Spanish and threw a shot or two
into the used up Fnror. Wainwright
hoisted- the signal, "Enemy's vesspls
destroyed!" and the big battleship
steamed on to look "for glory elsewhere.
From vengeance Wainwright tnrned to
mercy. "He was not out of danger, for,
having lingered around the mouth of
.the harbor to take care of the destroy
ers, he was under fire from the shore
batteries. At the very moment hs was
-i'signaling Sampson's flagship that the
Spanish had had enough the Socapa
battery was doing its best to sink his
little craft Nevertheless he ordered the
rescuing boats lowered, sending fwo to
the Furor and one to the Pluton. When
the Spaniards on shore saw this move
ment, tbey stopped firing. Still the
danger was not over The stranded de
stroyers were on fire, and the rescuing
boats were liable to destruction while
on their errands of humanity. Just aft
er the Gloucester's boat left the side of
tho Furor with the last of her .hapless
crew on board an explosion took place
on the slowly sinking ship, and with a
shiver she stood on one end for an in
stant, then swiftly sank out of sight
All the boats of the Furor were gone;
and her men must have perished but
for tho gallantry of the rescue boat
The commander of the latter took time
Commander of the Gloucester.
on the wreck to note that the destroyer
bad been riddled by 3 and 6 inch shells
from the Gloucester, but showed no
scars from the heavier shots of the bat
tleships. Meanwhile the Teresa and Oquendo
lay aground and in flames under Wain
wright's eyes. He steamed the Glouces
ter between the burning wrecks, low
ered his remaining boats and went to
work to save. perishing men in numbers
to swamp bis yacht should be get them
on board. The first cutter to reach the
wreck got a line ashore by sending a
strong swimmer to carry it, although
he was driven back once for rest by the
heavy surf. Along that line the cutter
was pulled back and forth until over
200 Spaniards, among hem Cervera,
had been landed This work was hast
ened by the gig of tho Gloucester which
had taken off and transferred the Fu
ror's men, then tnrned to rescue the
swarm of Spaniards seen upen the
burning Teresa. The wounded Span
iards on the wreck were carefully low
ered into the gig, then transferred to
the cutter, which ran as a ferry up and
down the lint from ship to beach.
These two boats, the .cutter and gfg,
landed 480 Spaniards from the Teresa
alonev Most of the crew of the Oquendo
had fled from their burning ship before
the Gloucester's rescueri got to the
i-cene, but about 50 were taken from
her decks or picked up on floating de
bris. Wainwright declares that the most
anxious moments for him of the whole
day were when his sailors were at work
on the wrecks. He feared that tho ex
peditions would be overwhelmed by ex
plosions without help at hand. When
Admiral Cervera was brought on board
the yacht, clad in wringing wet flan
nels, the gallant tar, whose passion for
vengeance had been appeased, felt as if
he weie a culprit. Wainwright con
giatttlated the hapless man for his gal
lant attempt, and finding that tks situ
ation of the Spaniards Qn shore, expc&ed
to Cuban hate, gave distress to the ad
miral, he sent an armed boat's crew
ashore to land provision and take charge
of the prison srs. Thus in two hours'
-time this figbVing Yankee Neptune was
transformed into a follower of the Ka
zarene, roaming about the battlefield
and "doing good." Who says that war
doe? not offer field for the grandest im
pulses known to the human breast?
GEOKQK L. KlLMElt
HaiulIInK Wild Anlinuls.
When you see an animal trainer per
forming with ferocious . beasts you
may be quite right It you imagine the
man as a fearless master of them,
but If you think for an instant that
there is no danger, you are wholly
wrong. A trainer never confronts the
beasts and compels them to do hl
bidding but he literally takes -his lifo
in his hands.
lie Ik so used to the danger that he
locts not think of it each time, and Lo
holds his mastery of them by a sort of
power that becomes habit second na
t':rc. as it were just as ho eats lij.1'.
mi'als or performs other common em
-Of all .animals, keepers say, tho tiger
is the worst and most treacherous. It
' uece.ssiiry to keep the eye fixed
pretty constantly upon It, or It may re
olt at ;iuy moment. There is onlj
out- secret, if such it can be called, of
bundling wild beastw, aud that Is to
I't-lircm and make them fear you. If
ilirj have the slightest cause to think
vou timid they will take-advantage of
it Instantly, and they are shrew1 and
knowing In their way and constantly
watching for some moment of a tem-ponu-.v
forgetfulness or fluidity. St.
' ' :;li;'ll
Upon the green vers lambkins tiro,
A-gambcling in glee.
That they were gatnbolinc I knew.
For that is all that lambkin do
When that they're joubk and Ire.
I eaw the fanner cross the field
And heard him cry. "Aha!"
I saw the farmer cross the field,
I heard a voice my blood congealed
It sounded much like "Ba-a-al"
I heard npon the grass a thnd.
What had the farmer done?
I heard npon the grass a thnd.
I saw that something's name was mod.
And lambkins only one)
I saw some lamb chops on the plate
That evening when we dined.
I saw some lamb chops on the plate.
And that of them my share 1 ate
Comes clearly to my mind.
And one poor, little thing of wool
Still in the pasture plays.
And one poor, little thing of wool
Ee looks at me eo sorrowfnl
I cannot meet his gaze.
Fad West in Kansas City Independent.
SHE PLANTS THE CROPS WHILE HER
BROTHER IS GONE TO THE WAR.
A "Perfect Fit" In Chicago The Tea
Drinking Habit When Baby Out
jrrevr Hlx Curl Women "Who Hun
Elevator How to Rest.
The Philippine war has made not
only Kansas heroes, but Kansas hero
ines too. While Funston and his
friends are fighting in the Philippines
their wives and sisters and sweet
hearts are proving their loyalty to love
and country in u novel and most re
They have taken the place of the
men at the plow, ou the harrow and
on tlie. mowing machine. Common as
field work is among' the peasantry of
Europe, it has been almost unknown in
America till now.
The singular part of it is that these
women are not poor and they are not
ued to work. They are women wjiose
husbands and brothers own the farms,
abandoned for the war.
Mrs. Mary Semple, who is working a
250 acre farm 15 miles south of Wich
ita, is the mother of Corporal Frank
Semple, who swam the Marilao river
with Funston -rsiien that daring colo
nel of the Twentieth Kansas regiment
won victory and fame by his brilliant
act. Semple was wounded in the head
at that time, but he wasn't killed. It's
hard to kill a Kansan they say at Ma
nila. His mother is a widow, but she jirged
her eldest son to join the army and
serve hi country, Ills sister Jennie
MISS JKNSIK SKiirLE.
promised to take care of the farm
while he was away at the war. And
she has kept her promise to the letter.
Jennie Semple is the prettiest girl in
Kansas, and she is so proud of her big
brother that she willingly left school
to take his place at 'the plow this
A year ago she was thinking only of
dancing parties and a trip to New
"1 dou't mind It a bit," she says now,
"so long as it lets brother .Frank fight
for his country."
Another of these brave, high hearted
heroines at home Is Miss Lulu Fun
ston, cousin of Brigadier General Fun
ston. the hero. She is now overseeing
his farm in Allen county and actually
plowing and planting.
All the while the country has been
applauding General Funston's dash
and bravery in the faroffi Philippines
she hrs been quietly at work helping
to carry on the work on his farm. She
has shrunk from even being mention
ed. All she wants is to have people
overlook her and praise her hero her
And these are only a few Instances
of women's patriotism and devotion
which may now be found all over the
state of Kansas.
It is heroines' work, and" nothing
daunts them from a ."00 acre unplowed
field, which must be tilled, to the haul
ing of a load of hay. New York Jour
nal. A "Perfect Fit" In Chlenfro.
Tho buds and matrons have discov
ered a wonderful man here in Chicago.
Ills foals and gowns ah, how they do
iii! Taking up the raw cloth, this man
of original Ideas holds it against the
figure which is to be fitted, precisely
after the manner usual with artist de
signers of his kind. Then, the gown is
made, fitted and almost finished when
the new and original scheme is
The customer is wrapped in long,
wet towels technically they are known
a5 ".heels" aud the new tailor made
gowu is put ou. Then over and over
the hips und shoulders and around and
around the waist and up and down
iii carefully accentuated lines goes the
hoi Iron. Instead of being pressed on
a hoard, the suit is pressed ou the lady
herself. Oil, yes, to be sure, the hot
vapor arises, and the poor lady often
cries out In alarm lest she be parboiled
then and (here, but what matters these
trivial things if one's gown .is to fit
sublimely and beautifully and to have
a style that Is actually heart wriuglng?
The costume is literally molded to the
figure iuWde it. Tho woman is iu
Ktnicted that she must continue to
keep the dress on until the seams are
The man who is responsible for this
nrw and startling departure In the
way of gown fitting is a Swedish
Knglishman. He claims that the Prin
cess of Wales was his inspiration for
the initial attempt along this line.
When fitting-a gown for her one day,
tho idea occurred to him to try press
ingjt upon th figure.
"Why not try Itr exclaimed the
gracious and kindly princess, of whom
the artist designer is never tired of
The experiment was a great success.
After that the gowns and outer gar
ments pressed in this way for English
ladies were many. About a year ago
the young man who had originated tho
Idea came to Chicago to pit it into
practice here. In Chicago it was Mrs.
Richard Harding Davit., (hen Miss
Cecil Clark, who was the first woman
to seize upon the opportunity of out
shining her sister women iu this man
ner. Adjusting a garment to her tall,
rvelte figure, tlrs tailor requested the
privilege of trying his cherished in
spiration. .Once more it proved a de
lightful success, aud so great has the
fad become already in Chicago that
there are sometimes as many as -0
women waiting for their turn to be
"pressed." Chicago Times-IIerald.
The Tea Drinking: Hublt.
The recent death of a man from too
much tea drinking has called forth re
newed discussion of the tea habit, but
thus far the ground gone over Is not
new, and tha conclusions reached have
been attained before lu these discus
sions. Tea properly brewed and
drunk not vvith meals, but at a time
when the system feels the need of a
slight stimulant, is, to the normal indi
vidual, beneficial rather than harmful.
The custom of 5 o'clock tea is a ra
tional one, because at that hour In the
afternoon the-systern feels the strain
of the day's pecupations, and the slight
stimulant of the tea is grateful. "In
the case of a person who Is not in the
habit of taking tea regularly," a physi
cian said receutly, "I know of no bet
ter reviver or temporary tonic than a
cup of freshly and well brewed tea. In
cold weather it will often tone up the
system at a critical moment and ward
off a 'cold. In hot weather a cup of hot
tea is particularly beneficial, not only
for its reviving effects, but because it
induces relieving perspiration."
Iced tea the same physician con
demns in strong terms because it is
rarely properly made. Most iced tea
consists of a strong decoction in which
the tannic acid is thoroughly released.
This is diluted with melted ice, over
sweetened with sugar and then made
usually loo acid by a strong flavoring
of lemon. It might even then be taken
In moderation, but it is usually gulped
down by the gobletful at luncheons
hurriedly eateu in the course of a busi
ness day. When It is carefully made
In the first place and chilled to the
drinkable stage, but not made ley,
sweetened reasonably, and with Just a
suspicion of lemon to bring out its
flavor. Its most harmful properties are
Withdrawn. ThS question whether hot
tea should be used with cream or with
out has again been raised. Tho weight
of opinion seems to be in favor of the
latter plan, but expert opinion to the
contrary is not wanting. The milk. It
Is asserted by those who believe in its
use, neutralizes the tannic acid, of
which, in any infusion of tea? there
must be more or less. New York Post.
'When Dabr Ontgrrevr His Curls.
There are many mothers whose
hearts will echo the feelings of the
Chicago mother who felt so bad when
the time came to cut off" her baby
boy's curls. She says:
"His curls were, beautiful, so golden
and shimmery, and I loved every one
that fell about his pretty pink shoul
ders. But he was growing up and he
hated the curls, as-do all boys when
the other bigger ones tease them and
call them girls and babies and little
sisters. One morning he came to me,
his eyes bright and fiery with indigna
tion and his cheeks aglow. Some
playmate had chided him for his girl
ish hair, and he could endure It no
longer, lie stood as firm as a rock,
with feet wide apart, and commanded
me to cut them off. This has hap
pened, often of late since he has been
strutting about in his cunning little
trousers. His grief was real, and 1
I felt sorry for him, as I did for my
self. I got out the big shears, and as
the first long, beautiful ringlet of spun
gold as fine as spider web fell into my
hands he gave a little shriek of happi
ness, while I felt the hot tears rolling
down- my cheeks. ---
"When the deed was done, he rushed
out of the door and down the street
as fast as his precious, fat little legs
could carry him, and I saw him
plump his fists in Ids absurd little
pockets as he stood with the dignity
of a hero before his tormentors. The
selfishness in my heart at losing my
baby made me almost forget his hap
piness, and as I went back to the
curls the tears streamed faster than
before. My baby had gone from me
when those curls had dropped into my
hands. My little boy1 was there and
a sweet, lovable, manly little fellow
he is, with strong small arms that
cling close about my neck but he
isn't my baby any more. All my life
have I laughed at the foolish mothers
who tried to keep their children from,
growing out of their babyhood aud
baby ways but I know now why this
Women Who Run Klevntor.
The elevator, a province over which
man seemed to hold undisputed sway,
has recently been invaded by woman,
fii one of the ofiice buildings of the
city, says the Chicago Chronicle, a lit
tle woman yesterday aroused consider
able curiosity among those who had
not before seen her at her post. Those
who belonged to the building and were
aceusiomed to the sight seemed rather
surprised that any one should question
"I sometimes run it for a week to re
lieve my husband and give him a holi
day," said the woman. "You see. It is
monotonous, and, of course, he gets
tired of it, so he taught me, and I don't
mlud. It's easy as fun no knack at
all when you know how. Dangerous?
No, not a bit."
At one of the North Side hotels the
proprietor hired a girl who had been
Working In the kitchen to run tho ele
vator. She did the work easily and
was more satisfactory than the boys,
who frequently went to sleep between
calls, but she soon tired of It and left,
sayiug It was too easy. Of course, the
elevator was not very large or heavy.
At the Young Women's Christian as
sociation, on 'Michigan avenue, n young
lady runs the elevator up and down
the seven -stories with, perfect ease.
While waiting for passengers she finds
time to study and read, and tho hours
do not haig on her hands, although
she begins her work unusually early.
She is under the direction of the engi
neer, who taught her to manipulate
the machine. She succeeded a young
girl who while acting as "elevator
man" fitteil herself for a clerical posi
tion, passed the civil service examina
tion and is now doing responsible work
in the Public library.
Hovr to Rent.
Medical men assert that no period of
the year is more-full of real danger
than the vacation season. During that
period the tendency .of Americans to
rush from one extreme to tho other is
pro erbial. and for two or three months
the -struggle for pleasure is made as
intense as is the struggle for life dur
ing the rest of the year.
The nervous wear and tear of trav
eling, care of baggage, etc., are not suf
ficiently taken into account.
Dr. Fordyce Barker said that the de
tails of travel make or mar a vacation,
for good or evil.
The choice of a place is also of great
practical importance. A complete
change of environment is most benefi
cial, such as changing sea air for dry
and the reverse. Gaslight, drinking,
dancing and late hours must be avoid
ed. The chief point in a vacation is to
take a vacation from yourself to have
a change of natural surroundings and
of intellectual life.
A week of this nnnplete newness will
be the beginning of a vacation indeed.
A month of it will do mind and body
more good than all the medicines in the
Above all one must adhere strictly
to personal habits and the general laws
of health. No imprudences are so dan
gerous as those committed in the care
lessness of vacation. The detail of
drinking "water, for instance, should be
looked to carefully; morning and even
ing exposures should be carefully
guarded against; in fact, there must be
no such thing as carelessness or indif
The nata Off Habit.
-Besides the houseful of untidy heads
that the hats off habit at the theater
has engendered there Is another result
of the practice almost as unfortunate.
From removing her hat at the theater,
'a woman wants to remove it at all
times. This has nothing to do with
the summer practice of going bare
headed; it' is a winter tendency, and it
manifests itself in various ways arid
upon various occasions. A woman
finds her hat a burden while shop
ping; iu traveling, no matter how short
the trip, she has the longing to lay it
aside and often does so. At concertsand
lectures, where there is no spectacular
necessity for removing bonnets, she
finds herself Instinctively taking out
her hairpins. Church and women's
club m.et'ngs are, in fact, the only
places where the tendency has not yet
shown itself to a marked degree, and
at the former it Is already recommend
ed, while at the latter the fact that
such a proceeding would strike at the
very roots of the club institution must
be accounted as the true and only
reason for the omission. Wdmen find
themselves on the lookout for two at
tributes in a new hat lightness and
an unnamable attribute requiring no
mirror in the putting on and taking. off
of the article. All of which may be a
blessing and may be not: !t is, how
ever, logical. Philadelphia Times.
Girl With Thin Arms.
Thin arms should be carefully con
cealed. They have 'an impoverished
look that robs their owner of some of
her dignity. If the arms are unduly
long, as they occasionally are, the ef
fect may be neutralized by wearing
wide bands of black velvet fastened
with pretty buttons or clasps or
buckles. This reduces the apparent
length of tho arms. "Thin arms," says
M. Charles Blanc, the great French
authority on dress, "denote bad health
and an enfeebled race." The best
remedy is to wash the arms with a
fine lather of soap at least twice a day
and to dry them thoroughly and rub
them vigorously. This treatment
brings the pores into action and in
duces a healthy condition of the skin.
Rubbing with a soft chamois leather
is excellent for the skin, giving it both
smoothness and gloss. Mrs. Humphry
in Ladies' Home Journal.
A Ton of Cakea.
Queen "Victoria did not limit her
birthday party refreshments to one
cake with 80 candles" She commanded
the royal confectioner to make no less
than 20 cakes, each to weigh 100
pounds, and all of them were duly
consumed at Windsor by the crowd of
grandchildren and great-grandchildren
assembled there on her birthday.
"A controversy of ten years' standing
was settled by the Catholic Knights of
America a few days since at Kansas
City, when the annual convention vot
ed to admit women to the order. The
women, however, will be permitted to
carry but $1,000 insurance, or one-half
the amount allowed to men.
An English woman has started a new
line of remunerative business, the
cleaning of bicycles. She has her reg
ular eustoiners, .to whose houses she
goes at stated intervals for about 12
cents a visit.
The oldest queen 'of Europe now Is
the queen of Ilauover, who was SI
years old iu April. Queen Victoria
comes tiext, being SO, while the ex-Empress
Eugenie Is 73..
A ruling jf tho Broad Street Metho
dist church of Columbus, O., requires
women to late off their hats during
xhe aged parent of a colored volun
teer addressed this letter to tho presi
Mister Guv'ment :
Deau Sm Ef a sojer what ni in do war
fo' de mnstanl give out nn wuzn't hit by do
Spaniels, hut kotohed col' in his lef leg whilst
hfPliin ter do right en lind do leg snwed off in
(.elf defenpo liy his fambly physician ef, ez I
e.y3, tlut MJcr "-liould ax for a pension, would
dat pension ho gl'n him en no questions axed?
"What are you doing there?" in
quired tho Tagal rustic who had wan
dered out of the jungle. "What's the
use qf pnttingup a.wood shed and a dog
house in this out of the way-placol"
''Don't bother us," answered the
warrior. "We'ro -advance guard to
Agninaldo. Ho'H bo along this way day
after tomorrow, and he may feel like
burning a town." Washington Star.
AGE NO BAR.
Everybody In Akron Is Eligible.
Old people stooped with suffering.
Middle age, courageously fighting
Youth, protesting impatiently.
Children, unable to explain ; -
Baby crying, can't tell why ;
All in misery from their kidneys. '
Only a little backache first.
Comes when you catch a cold.
Or when you strain the back.
Backache is the first step of kidney
trouble. Many complications follow.
Urinary disorders, diabetes,
' Doan's" Kidney Pills cure back-
Cure everv form of kidney- ills.
Plenty of Akron proof that this is
Mrs. M. Shiveley, of 103 East York
street, says: "I suffered myself and
have n child who suffered from weak
kidneys. Procuring Doan's Kidney
Pills from Lamparter & Co.'s drug
store, I gave them to my child with
the best of res.ults, the kidneys were
strengthened and she was benefited
in other respects. In my own case,
Doans Kidney Pills relieved the
pains in my back and tho dull head
aches from which I had suffered se
verely. I have acquaintances who
also" used this remedy and pronounce
it superior to anything of the kind
they ever used for kidney trouble. I
never saw anything to surpass
Doan's Kidney Pills for backache
and from both knowledge and per
sonal experience, I highly recom
Doan's Kidney Pills are for sale by
all dealers. Price 50 cents a box.
Mailed to any address on receipt of
price by Foster-Milburn Co., Buffa
lo, N. Y. Sole agents for the U. S.
Bemember the name, Doan's, and
take no other. "
The Dont Language.
Some cities of which the Saunterer
knows lay claim to premiership in cos
mopolitanism. But in proportion to
population they do not compare with a
vessel that steamed into Philadelphia
the other day.
included in the list are Turks, Arabs,
Peruvians. Chileans. Chinamen and
Filipinos. Naturally, with such a con
glomeration, any attempt at a lan
guage is useless that Is, a spoken lan
guage. An officer of the vessel, which
is a tramp steamer, engaged in the sug
ar trade, by the way, told the Saun
terer about It.
"We have only oue language on
board the boat in time of emergency,"
he declared, "and that Is what we term
the boot language. It never fails.
When a storm arises or anything else
happens to cause speedy action on the
part "of the crew, the officers of the
ship doit try to talk. They make a
few motions with their hands, and If
these don't suffice, thpy employ the
boot language. As you may readily
guess, this Is simply a series of kicks.
One kick, well administered, beats a
whole encyclopedia with men who
don't understand the language in which
the encyclopedia Is printed, and so we
manage to get through. But I've often
wondered what would happen to the
ship if paralysis of the lower limbs
should happen to set in among the
officers." Philadelphia Inquirer.
Benzine and gasoline should never be
allowed to stand in a bottle or in any
thing else where the hot sun shines on
it Not-long ago a house was set on fire
in that manner. Never use either of
these inflammable fluids in a room
where there is ever so -little fire. A
match will ignite the volatile fumes ex
actly as quick as a baso burner in fnll
blast We make no apology for this
caution, for hardly a week passes that
some one, somewhere, is not seriously
burned by careless use of one or the
Why He Waltetl.
A hungry traveler, a stranger in Bed
Bank. N. J entered a restanrant in
that town and ordered ham and eggs,
as that seemed to be the only available
dish. After he had waited half an hour,
staring impatiently at the bottles in the
caster, he summoned the proprietor,
whom he questioned regarding the de
lay. "The ham is all cooked," was the
reply, "but my little girl is still out in
the yard waiting for the hen to lay an
other egg. "
Housekeeper What's the reason that
all the men who come around begging
now are such big, strong looking fel
I'ollte Pilgrim De reason. lady, is
dat It's on'y strong looking fellows w'at
kin beg nowadays widout gcttin hurt.
IT IS VERY
Preferred to All Others
A Few of the Many Points of Ex
cellence Not to be Found
Among: Other Kidney
Morrow's Kid-ne-oids, tho great
remedy for kidney and urinary ail
ments is a scientific preparation. It
has been perfected after 18 years of
hard work by an experienced chemist .
l.iu-ne-uius aut geuuy, uiuruiigiuy ,
quickly and directly on the kidneys,
nerves and urinary organs. They
will build up tho system and restore
its normal parts to their natural con
G. W. Carr, 20o Broadway, Alli
ance, Ohio, says: "I suffered a great
dpnl with kidney couiDlaiut. for the
the past ton years. Tho following
are the symptoms tnat uistrossea me
most, backache, urinary disturbances
and nervousness. I used kidney
pills and many other kidney reme
dies, without being benefited in the
Ieat. My system was greatly weak
ened by tho constant pain. Finally
I heard about Morrow's Kid-no-oids
and concluded to try them. I fol
lowed the directions carefully and in
throe days I noticed a decided chango'
in my condition. j-mve continued
to use Kid-ne-oids and can truthfully
say thatlnm almost cured of my
Morrow's Kid-ne-oids are not pills,
but yellow tablets and soli at 60 cts.
ti box at all drug stores and at John
.Lampnrter fc uo's arug store.
Mailed on receipt of price. Manu
factured by John Morrow & Co.,
chemists, Springfield, Ohio.
HEW YORK JOURNAL'S LOVE DOCTOR
KEPT VERY BUSY.
Cupid Wounded Strephons Unveil
Their Aching: Heart and Heir MU
Fairfax to Show Them How to Win
Their Coquettish Phj-lltien.
Letters from embarrassed swains
end brokeu hearted maidens continue
to psur In on Miss Beatrice Fairfax,
toe New York Journal's alleviator of
l.uman misery. Below are three of the
latest whicli the doctor of broken
hearts has had to consider:
Miji Beatrice Falrfii:
Dear JIadam I have k'pt company with a
oun; laiy whom I loie dearly. We corresponded
-cgularly until a few months ago, when she wrota
to me. and I neglected to answer the letter.
"CANNOT GET HER OUT OT MY MIND."
causing a misunderstanding. She is considered
very pretty and Is admired by every one. I can
not seem to get her out of my mind, and do you
think it right for me to write to her or call on
her! She has acted quite coolly at times.
The best way to get her out of your
mind is to put something else In her
place, and as two things cannot occupy
the same space at the same, time the
new Interest will force out the unre
quited love- which bothers you now. Of
course If you did not answer her letter
It Is your place to write or call and
apologize for your carelessness.
Miss Beatrice Fairfax:
Dear Madam I'm cff for California unless my
girl stops making eyes at other fellows when I'm
In her company. When I'm doing my best to en
tertain her, her mind seetns to wander, and I
might just as well talk to a chair or some sim
ilarly inert object as to mention the most trivia
"I MIGHT JDST AS WELL TALK TO A CHAIK.'
circumstance in her presence. Her taste seems to
run to mixed ale parties and chowder rackets,
while I hold these amusements (t) to be vulgar
and common and to have no place in a life de
voted to the study of Shakespeare, as mine is.
The lady lives In Grcennoint. Do jou think that
has anything to do with her affiliations!
Our sympathies.are entirely with the
young lady. If your flights of imagi
nation and attempts of humor are such
as you have favored us witb. we do
not blam'e her for preferring the chow
der and mixed ale. Wo congratulate
you, George, on having sufficient lei
sure to write fake letters.
Miss Beatrice Fairfax:
Dear Madam 1 am a joung man 20 jears cf
age and have a guod and steady job. I also have
the pleasure of being very clever in the line of
gymnastics. I got acquainted with a young lady
one reception evening at the athletic club and
lov her dearly ever since. As xay folks are going
"I HAVE THE PLEASURE OF BEISG A GYM
NAST." to the cojntry this'summcr I would like to keep
company with this lovely brunette. She hasn't
got a fellow at the present and stays at home in
the evening. 1 would kindly ask you to Inform
me how to win her. It there is any chance of win
ning her. I remain until answered- broken heart
ed. Martin Jclux.
Your "vaulting ambition" has in this
ease truly ''o'erieaped itself and
brought you Into that contest where
the weak are often the victors. If you
can prove to her by your feats of agili
ty that you are able to travel through
the ups and downs of life with a sure
step, you ought to be able to win her.
How ne Uned His Pistol.
"If you ever have to use a pistol,"
said a man of experience, "the chances
are you'll find yourself in endless trou
ble with the courts. When I was living
out in Texas I adopted a schema that
worked like a charm. I went armed,
like everybody else, but I always kept
one blank cartridge under the hammer
of my t evolver, for use as a bluff.
"One day a professional bully made
a dead set at me, and when I saw that
a fracas was unavoidable I whipped out
the gnn and blazed away square in his
face. The suddenness of the thing
scared him nearly to death, and he tore
down the railroad track and'fell into a
cattle guard, thinking he was killed.
Another time a fellow threatened to
carve me on sight. I met him coming
into a store and instantly opened fire.
He skipped ont nimbly and couldn't be
found for three days. Those blank car
tridges saved my bacon and my reputa
tion, and, best of ail, saved me the un
told tribulation of defending msyelf in
a murder trial After that I was re
garded as the gamest citizen in town,
and the bad men gave me a wide berth.
Of course I always had five good bullets
in reserve in case tho blnff failed to
work, bnt, I'm thankful to say, I never
had to use 'em. " New Orleans Times
Democrat THE PROFESSOR'S PRIZE.
It "n Something He Conld Dent,
bnt It Got the Best of lllni.
One evening last winter one of Adcl
bert's popular professors attended a
social function where the guests play
ed progressive pedro, a game In which
tha worthy educator lays no claim to
being an expert. In fact, on tho pres
ent occasion he was credited with but
two progressions, a score of really as-1
toaishlng- smallness. .Naturally, what
is- termed tho "booby prixa" fell to him.
and this time It took the form of a
double yolk egg, with tho following
sarcastic legend attached:
"Something you can beat."
" Tho professor smilingly accepted tho
60 Tablets 50 $
sbthinglikeBar-Ben has ever been
known before in tho history of mod
ern remedies. The most complicated
and aggravated of cases, heretofore
considered incurable, yield instantly
to the wonderful curative properties
of this newdiscovery. Bar-Ben is as
different from anything and every
thing else as clay is from night. The
effects differ from the effects of other
so-called sexual remedies, in that it
is not a stimulant, but a BLOOD,
ifTERVE and BRAIN BUILDER. It
creates solid ilesli, muscle and
strength, and infuses new vigor and
vitality into tho weak, nervous
broken-down system, while Its ef
fects are quickly apparent, and as as
tonishing as they are lasting. The
testimony of thousands of men and
women whom it has lifted from a
helpless condition of long suffering,
tells the tale of the great discovery
more effectually than words can por
tray. Bar-Ben Restorative is prepared in
small sugar-coated tablets, easy to
swallow, a b jx of CO tablets 50 cents,
or six boxes $2.50. Sold by druggists
everywhere, or mailed, sealed, on re
ceipt of prica.
Bar-Ben f jr Private Disease, $1.00;
Contagious Blood Poison, $1.00; for
Suppressed Menstruation, 50c. "Drs.
Barton and Benson, 31 . Bar-Ben
reward, and after it was passed around
and joked upou he finally slipped it
Into the side pocket of his overcoat
and then straightway forgot Its exist
ence. When the party broke up, he acconi
panicd two young ladies to their
home. When thtjy reached the house
and the latchkey was produced ami
used, it was found that the front door
.was locked s-o tightly that it refused
to yield to ordinary pressure. So the
professor put his hip against a panel
and pushed hard.
There was a dull enih, a mild yeli.
the professor leaped Iu the air and
convulsively clutched at his side.
The double yolk had exploded!
A moment later the afflicted educator,
gingerly drew from his pocket a ialr
of exceedingly jellow gloves, followed
by a muffler of the same gaudy tinr.
And the ladies leaned against the rait
ing and laughed until they cried.
Of course they promised not to trll.
but in some uufathomed way the story
like the egg leaked out. Cleveland
Sea Bottom Temperatnre.
The snrfaif and the bottom of the
ocean, as i- jronerally understood, differ
materially iu temperatures. All known
nbsei ration of deep sea teruperatnres
have been arrauseil on equal projection
maps, from which it is estimated, states.
Sir John .Murray, that over DO per cent
of the sea Hour is occupied by water
cooler than 40 degrees F 3 per cent be
ing under SO degrees, while on the 127,
100,i KX) sqi'nre miles deeper than a hun
dred fathunw no annual variations of
temperutuie nave been observed, except,
possibly, at the lino of meeting of the
gulf stream and Labrador currents.
On the 10.100.000 square miles of ocean
between the shore and a depth of 100
fathoms tlis button temperature shows
annual variations A study of the snr
face waters leads to the estimate that
over the entire ocean the urea wanned to
more th.m 40 degrees i never le-s thn
73 per tent of the total, even in the cold
est months while it rises to, ST per cent
in the hottest part of the year. Roches
ter Democrat and Chronicle.
"Some men are fore er talking shop."
said Mr Meekton's wife scornfully
"That's a fact." he answered. "Ifsa
great failing we nave. A woman never
does tliat way." he added approvingly
"Sho doesn't stand around and talk
about it when she reels like shoppiug.
She just goes ahead and shops."
"This Paty de Clam that the papers
are talking of," said the Little Neck,
".seems to have been strangely named."
"Why?" queried the cherry stone.
"He clearly belongs to the lobster
family." Philadelphia North Atnerf-
Notice for Parole.
Xotlce Is hereby given that Albert Treen.
n prisoner now oonflned in the Ohio State
Reformntorv, hns boon recommended to the
Hoard bv the superintendent nud chaplain
ns wort liy ot consideration for parole or dls-
hn.& Qnlf nnnHfntinti vcil fM for hir-
ing on nnd after July 18. 1SS9.
Notice of Appointment.
Kstate of Callsta It. Hart, deceased.
The undersigned has been appointed by
the probate court ot Summit county. Ohio,
as executor of the estate of
Callsta R. Hart, deceased. All person in
debted to said estate are requested to make
inimodintn niirment: and all riersons having
claims ngalni't said estate are requested to
present the same for allowance or rejection.
1 n.VIl 1. HART.
Dated thNUHh day of Juutf, A.D. 1S99.
July 1 8 15
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