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WOMAN AND HOME,
THE WILLFUL AND PERVERSE WAYS
OF THE FAIR SEX.
The Hanre -f Heath Model Farm
Kitchen Vanilerblll's I'lucty Daugh
ter Hi1 .lupaursc Minister's Wife
New York Times.
One of my friends, a doctor, buttonholed
mo the other day, holding in bis . and one
of those pretty ltttle smelling bottU-s that
some of the charming young women of my
acquaintance have been greatly nffocting.
The doctor is a Rood old soul, but crot hety,
very crotchety, at times He has journeyed
as a lecturer in his time, and in delivering
one of his little ad lresses even now ho loves
to have something to use as an illustration,
liko a jwtient at one of his pet clinics
twenty year ago.
"Our women have abominable tricks," he
began. "They lace tightly, they wear French
heels on their pinching little bxts; they
underdress the upper part of their bodies
and drag about after thorn yards upon yards
of heavy trains; they ruin their digestions
by overheating and surfeiting themselves
with sweetmeat-; they paint their faces,
wear dead women's hair on their heads pnt
belladonna in their eyes, and, last, but not
least, U'ey are ruining unite of their most
delicate nerves by using just such abomina
tions as this" and ho thrust the smelling
bottle directly under my uoso.
"You tee," he continued, "this is a kind of
last stage. Young ladies tin! after a little
dissipation that their nerves are getting
shaky, anl every now and then a feeling of
faintues of dizziness, comas over them.
Vbat do they do? 'Why, they get one of
these things and fill it up with biting salts.
The more they use it the more they like it.
Just as it is with any other habit, it grows
upon them. Then again the use of the bottle
enables them to show a trim arm and waist
to advantage. Son-, the olfactory nerves
are just liko any other. You can uo them
properly and you can use them improperly;
you can educate them and you
can blunt them, and blunting them
is just what those girls are doing.
Towcrf ul salts for tho very strongest kind
nre used by many have more effect by far
on tho olfactory nerves than snull or to
bacco smoke. Why. this very bottle here
(I have just taken it from a patient who
combined of awful headache) is a fair sam
ple. U-fl it lng enough, my boy, and 1'JI
defy you to distinguish eau de cologne from
assafoetida. You don't Iwlieve itJ I tell
you I havo known this very thing to happen.
Extreme a-osl Ob, yes. but they'll do for
examples. These smelling bottles cause
headaches, sore throats, and red noses,
and this lat argument has more force
with my patients than all tho others com
bined a dozen times over. Why don't I or
ganize a crusade against them! What's the
use! Haven't doctors and reformers been
preaching about tight lacing for years, and
does the number of eightecn-inch waist! di
minish! Haven't they proclaimed that
French heels are dangerous, and doesn't the
rule of stepladder shoes continue unabated!
They've told tho truth and made themselves
a laughing-stock. I prefer to dissemble and
Ttio lanre of Iteath.
irixey Winter to Xew York Graphic.
And now let us take the results of two or
strugeb. The Dance of Death." which we
had en us n few weeks ago in Life, tells a
long story nd a sad one.
Late hours "Now it is that our girls loso
their freshness." In the first little picture
the men seem to be bidding bor good night
as sho stays on till 4 o'clock in the morn
ing tbey say good night at 2 o'clock they
are men with business and professions. The
men or boys who can dance it out with her
till 0 are probably social tramps, who carry
no responsibilities, not even the supjiort of
themselves. In The Graphic Miranda gave
us a drawing of the debutante and her pros
jiects a por lookout, judging from the
physiognomy of her ndjrers. l'apa and
mamma l.ok very thoughtful as they intro
duce her to leave her to their mercy.
From a point of choice in a girl's heart
history what is it all!
Are there marriages. Yes. Many of
Are there divorces! Yes. Many of them.
Now I must close with the "dancing class,"
to which some mothers think it a good act to
let their daughters belong tho yeaU before
tbey enter tho world. To these dances, of
course they go alone. Almost school girls.
they associate with the grown men that they ;
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hw to hehava themselves . d the u
no ono to tell them. The young men laugh
and find it fun. Theso things, ono and all,
come from the neglect of thos who are re
sponsible. Tho girls have so recently been
children that much which they do and say
is hoydenish girlhood. But before friends
alone should this bo allowed to manifest
itself. It is surely misunderstood anywhere
else. These little creatures havo so recently
worn girls' dresses that they forget tho pres
ent privilege of wearing them long, so that
with this neglected privilege and the pro
vailing "bus-selle" (as I heard a foreigner
call it), black stocking are best to wear
cither in dancing or sitting.
In sjeaking of theso girls, whether they
are "out," or "in," they are not put in the
right light iu regard to themselves. If
women are to represent ideals to men the
opportunity must not be given to disenchant.
They must not lie ignorant of the ways to be
femininely attractive. Young womanhood
Is too important; their uplifting power is too
essential to man for them to le allowed to
spoil it before they know themselves about
it. It is not through vanity and indelicate
pushing that they are to know how valuable
and precious to the well-bemg of the world
they are not as butterflies, to please, but
often through tears to hold up men who
would utterly go under but for their belief
in them. However, taking that view of it,
jierhaps we had better let them have as good
a time as they can now
3Xudel 1'arm Kitchen.
l"S. M. C" to 3IinseapoIis Housekeeper.
My kitchen is an ell of the north side of
the hpuse, 14x10 feet, with room for wide
porches on each side coining out even with
the ends of the house proj'er. I would have
a kitchen on the north side as I prefer a cool
kitchen in th - summer, if it is not so worm
in winter. Tho east porch is wide and shut
in all around with wire screen, thus making
a splendid dining-room for summer just
tbe place tho men enjoy to eat their dinner,
and rest in, after tho hot, tiresome work of
the lield. To savo steps, we have a small
safe here where dishes are kept for setting
the table; it is also a splendid place for the
ironing table, away from the file
The south end of west porch is the pantry,
on north end is tho pump, a few feet of the
iwrch to the north Is tho milk room a large
zirc lined tank boxed in all around, with
sawdust IK feet thick house covered over
for shade and shelter, with a cover to raise
up ctl the tank, and milk is set in deep cans
In water. Spouts are nsed to carry tho
water from the pump to the tank, and from
the tank off, an I can I3 used on the garden
when need's!. The orchard is just west of
the house so this porch is not very sunny.
even iu afternoons; it has a small table, jti-t
tho place to pr pare vegetable-; and on na-b
day is jut tua thing, being cool and sha ly
In mornings It sivos much dirt from
tho kitchen, is easdy cleaned with a
pail of cold watr, tlio floor being oiled.
The pintry is arranged with wide shelves
on tho rig'.t hand, ami n door
leading to tho cellar on the left Everything
is planned so as to inako as few steps as pos
sible and that tho work may b done in the
leat time and with tho greatesj comfort
A box at tho right of tho stove is kept
Clio 1 with coal and cobs from the cotl house
near. by. A sink, tone!, glass unl comb are
hero for washing in winter; in suinmr they
are moveJ to tho bjck prch. Too kitchen
floor is white ash; porches, pine, oiled. Iu
conclusion I would say to those situated as I
am on a farm, with the older children loys,
and where it is next to impossible to hire
help, to teach tho lioys to work; thoy can
soon learn to do any kind of housework and
do it well.
lfiKKlwinking a Congressman.
ISew York World.
I was talking the other day with an old I
member about women lobbyists in Wash- I
ington and their influence ujxm legislation,
"I'll tell you." lie said, "about the experience
ws" a ciifcjsitcna friend of mlnu. Me was
very much opposed to a certain measure In
which the lobby was interested. There waj
not money enough in the country to ba'e
purchased his support of tho bilL The lobby
went at him in a rather ingenious way. They
caused him to bo introduced to a very hand
some and interesting married lady, tho wife
of a retired army olllcer who hapietied to lie
interested in the bill This lady Ugsn a
mild flirtation with my congressional friend
and soon had him completely captivated.
Whenever sho nas in the gallery of the
house he would Uy up as fast as he could to
There was nothing in all this but tho most
innocent of flirtations. I will not swear
that my friend's intentions were of tho most
honorable character. At any rate he steeped
himself for several day in the warmth of
the luxurious idea that this lady was slowly
' but surely succumbing to a fatal assion for
him. One morning, tho very day tho bul
my friend was opposed to was to come up,
he received n noto from this lady asking him
to call at her houo at 1 o'clock that after
noon. This was the same hour set for tho
consideration of the bill The member, how
ever, did not remember this. Ho was so do
igbted with the noto that ho forgot all about
the bill. He hastened to this lady's house,
which was in the extremo northwestern part
of the city.
When he arrived there, full of hopo and
expectation, he found this lady with one or
two interesting young nieces with her,
whom she pro-ented. She said that she had
taken the liberty of sending for him without
explanation because sho desired him to take
lunch with her nieces. They were to be in
Washington only a day and were very anx
ious to see so prominent a man. The con
gressman was then led out to a handsome
lunch table and kept occupied for an hour or
so more in the politest fashion. When he re
turned to the house be found that the hill to
which he was. so savagely opposed had al
ready passed. Then he understood tho
matter. He never called ujs.m this lady
again. But she always Imws to him good
naturedly whenever she passes him by." The
member added: That is the only way that
I know of that women affect legislation.
They havo a perfect genius for conspiracies
of that sort to draw away memliers from
their posts at a time when their presence in
the house might bo fatal to a measure."
Yanderblll's Flacky Daughter.
ISrracuse Journal. 1
William Seward Webb, the Journalist,
married Leila O-good Vanderhilt the last
remaining unmarried daughter of William
H. Vanderhilt, the richest man in America.
It was a love match, too, and the young
pair are as happy as turtle doves iu each
other's society. Webb was a young sprig
and Vanderhilt did not liko him. Figura
tively speaking, ho kicked him out of the
house several times, but in this instance love
laughed at kicks, and doubtless would have
taken cuffs at the same time with perfect
The fact is, Mr. Vanderhilt forbade him
the house, but the young girl was in love
with young Webb, and when a girl is in love
there is one of two things she will either
get over it or go through with It. Miss
LeUa had set her heart on the young drcior,
and if the stern father had surrounded his
domicile with a fence bristling with spikes,
scattered broken bottles at all the approaches
and populated the incJosure with hungry
bulldogs the Romeo of my story would have
braved all the dangers, with the additional
ono of the Vanderhilt boot, to bask in the
light of his lady-love's eyes.
The old gentleman was unrelenting, and I
verily believe there would have been an
elopement but for the interference o! Mrs.
Vanderhilt She was the daughter of
clergyman, you know. She is good-hearted
and sensible, and with a woman's foresight
bow things were going and told her husband
that he must not try to prevent the match.
He respects his wife, who is all that a hel
meet implies to him, and bowed to her will.
They were married with a good deal of
pomp. Mr. Vanderhilt made the young man
si junior partner in a firm of brokers, to give
him a Wall street education, and then set
him up in business for himself.
Training for Girts.
In these days every middle-class mother
Dught to train her girls to do something
which is of marketable value. As it is, they
ire often not even trained for marriage.
They know nothing nothing about house
work, servants, buying, selling, health of
children, their own health, economy,
method, neatness, order all is happy-go-iucky
with them. I bail the better system
3f education prevalent at our hhrh Mrhouls
and cabers under government inspection;
but technical training of all kinds for girls
is quite left out. If a girl doesii t marry, sho
aught to be able to turn her hand to some-
Our social feeling is quite falsa upon this
'lotion. Everything is infra dig. Young
la lies with nothing a year may do all sorts
of things for their amusement but they
must not do tho very same things syste
matically for money. For instance, a
girl will paint her otvn bed-room
doors with flowers in panels, will
pick out tho cornice of her mother's
drawing-room or will gild her pic
ture frames; but suggest that she should
train herself as a house high-art decorator,
and she would no more sit upon a ladder in
some one else's house and pick out the cornice
or paint a flower wreath on the ceiling for
money than she would fly. That would be
infra dig. Therefore, girls are out from
many industries from which they might
qualify themselves, and turn to in an emerg
incy. A Suggestion In Jewelry.
IF. T. W. in Brattleboro Household.
If Mrs. Belva Ann Lockwood hod her gold
thimble made into a breastpin, to show that
ibo had renounced the use of that article
forever, it has occurred to mo that as many
of tho sisters are asking for a badge, wo
might agree upon some article of kitchen
use a gold gridiron or frying-pan, a rolling
pin or flatiron, a clothes-pin or a dippr, nnd
wear it to show that we will not forsake the
use of those articles but womanfully stand
by the kitchen and all its utensils, especially
tho frying-pan. How does the suggestion
strike you all!
The Jap-inesn Minister's Wife.
WAshinctnn Oor. Olobe-Democrat
Mr. Kuki, the Japanese minister, is slightly
above the average of his people in height
slender in figure, with tho palest yellow com
plexion, aquiline nose, tine features a high
forehead, ami bushy black hair brushed
straight back from his face. He is a distin
guished man in appearance, and would be
singled out anywhere as some one of note.
Ho understands English and reads it
fluently, but puts the burden of any long
and forma conversation upon ono of his
attaches, all of whom, having bcenelucated
at English or American colleges, speak
Madame Kuki having lived at the Jap
anese capital, had acquired all the European
customs in dressing and living, but spoke al
most no English when sho came hero last
fall. One of the secretaries of tho legation
had to accompany her on her first rounds of
ceremonious calls to interpret for her, but
by close 6tudy sho has now mastered enough
English to be equal to most occasions by
herself. She received her guests easily and
gracefully tho other evening, and her bright
little black eyes were sparkling with pleas
ure and excitement, while tbe diminutive
little woman was otherwise as calm and
stately as tbe tallest one in the room.
Her little niece. Miss Kuki, who is attend
ing school here, had her first peep at the gay
world of tho Occident that night, but was as
gravely polite and as much at ease in assist
ing her aunt to receive as if she had been out
for many seasons. There were a number of
Japane-e guests pref3ut and the consul gen
eral and the leading Japanese residents iu
the little colony at Now York all came over
to do honor to Mine Knki.
What Women are Doing.
Women are soon to le employed as tele
graph operators in Japan.
A new iper, called La Famille, dovoted
to women's questions is to In published at
Liege fortnightly. The editor will be Mine.
The India Journal reports that a magazine,
started twenty yars ago in the interest of
female education, has the last number en
tirely written by Parree ladies, and contains
valuable scientific and literary articles.
The French telephone company employes
125 women, who receive a salary of 80 to i0
francs a month, besides their breakfast;
superintendents receive 100 francs. They
are admitted at from 18 to 25 years of age,
bat only unmarried or widowed women are
THE GLOBE REPUBUO. &UA.PAY MOKNINft,
Miss Parloa, whos oooklng tocoipts and
cooking schools are attracting some atten
tion, was formerly a cook at tho Applodora
house, Isles of Shoals, also at the late Evans
house, Boston; all of which goes to show
that even a cook, and a woman nt that,
can achievo distinction, if she is good at the
The Austrian ladies' string land is giving
concerts in London under tho direction ol
Mmo. Loopoldiiio Auer, of the Conserva
toire of Vienna. The twelve performers art
all ladies and priza medalists The orches
tral entertainment they afford is varied by
soveral songs contributed by Miss Hoch
heinier. Latest Fashion for the llatr.
IDetroit Free Press.)
The latest Parisian fashion fordrossingths
hair is to havo it cut very short, as it was
worn in the early jwrt of this century by
Mine. Ilecamier and Queen Hortenso. At
fasbiouabl reunions iu Paris tba hair is ar
ranged in this way, and has bonds or
wreaths of natural flowers. Bands of dia
monds ami bracelets of precious stones are
also plami flat against the hair. Some la
dies adopt the Sevigne coiffure. This stylo
is very appropriate with toilets of velours
frappe, brccailo and damask, with very
long trains. Queen Marie Christine has
also arranged a cuifTuro after designs of the
eighteenth century, nnd the novelty has al
ready met with considerable success. The
hair isdiviJed into threo part The first
form small curls over the forehead; the sec
ond is rolled buck, and the third forms a
tuft iu tho sha)io of a crown.
Women In Ituslness.
Jenny June to Demorcst's.)
It Is not the want of natural capacity,
women havo proved that again and again
by the discovery of unlooked-for qualities in
emergencies, by disentangling and building
up great enterprises with extraordinary zeal
and ability, when the motive enlisted all
their energies What they need is, first to
get rid of tho foolish, and for American
women, ungrateful, idea that business
habits a business training and business vir
tues, are derogatory or incompatible with
the finest and most thorough ladyhood.
Secondly, make a duty of securing this
training for tbeirdaughtcrs. Thirdly, culti
vate tho habits and virtues of an honorable
business life in the family, and demand the
exercise of them from girls as well as boys.
Identifying George Eliot
Before George Eliot's real name was dis
closed to the public, Thackeray thought that
her books were not writteu by a woman.
Mrs. Oliphant was sure thoy were not
written by a woman. Mrs. Carlisle con
cieved the writer t- be a "man of middle
age, with a wife, from whom be has got
those beautiful feminine touches in his book,
a good many children, nnd a dog that ha
bos as much fondness for as I have for my
little Nero." But Dickens said: "If they
originated with no woman, I believe that no
man before ever had the art of making him
self mentally so like a woman since the
A Novel-Writer's Home.
Sirs Augusta Evans Wilson, the novelist,
has one of tbe pleasantest homes in Mobile.
The bouse is surrounded by a grove of wild
oaks and a thicket of camellias, the latter
being Mrs Wilson's favorite flower. She
places a white camollia at her husband's
plate at table at every meal, "and be has
novcr,r she says "been without a flower at
any breaking of bread in our home since we
were married, now sixteen years ago."
IJght in the Sleeplng-ltoom.
Light should not be left burning in the
ileeping-rooms of children at night The
uptic nerves instead of the perfect rest
which they need, are stimulated, and the
brain and the rest of the nervous system
Ivory leather is tbe latest novelty in card
rases, purses and bags It is very stylish
md elegant, and may be found in to
ihades, one cream or ivory color, and in a
leep, rich shade of yellow.
Miss Lulu Hurst has made (0,000 within
year o'it of her wondertul "maenetism."
a woman's Kxpcrlenco Near Wlnuepeg
Wliat Jack Frost Does at Home.
Vuinepeg Cor. Philadelphia Prs-J
And this brings me to sieak about my ex
perience of the climate of Manitoba. Tbe
variations of temperature are very great 1
havo seen tho thermometer stand at lli" de
grees inside a tent in summer, and at M de
grees below zero, or 'JO degrees below freex
ing point outside thehouso in winter. Such
Arctic cold would bo unendurable if the air
were not so wonderfully dry and clear and
often very still that it does not seem half
as cold as it really is Then tho changes of
weather are not generally very su lden; the
heat nnd cold are very regular, and In mid
seasons the thermometer does not fluctuate
Perhaps a few homely details may bast
servo to illustrate what winter in Manitoba
means Tho snow outside our bouse U from
six to ten feet deep from November to April.
Moccasins, mado by Indians cf moose-skin,
are used instead of shoes to cover the font,
which are first cased in several pairs of
Wo were forced to molt snow for all the
water we Usod last winter. The cold is so
intense that when melted snow water is
poured from the boiler into a pail, and
taken at once across to the stable, the los on
it frequently has to be broken with a
stick before tbe cattle can drink. It
is rather a common sight to sen peo
ple partly frozen. The part affected turns as
white as as marble, and loses all feeling. Un
less you see yourself in a glass, or are told
of it, you are not conscious of being frozen.
In this plight it is best not to go near a tire,
as sudden thawing is very painful. People
generally try friction, rubbing themselves
with snow, or, better still, with parafllue oil.
Occasionally, when one is frozen, and far
from help, tbe part frozen, if an extremity,
will snap off. Last year man living about
thirty miles from us was told that his ear
was frozen; ho put up his hand to feet and
the ear dropped off in his hand. Limbs some
times havo to be amputated from severe
frost-bitos My kitten's ears froze and broke
off last winter, and a neighbor's pony lost
its ears in tho same way.
I was surprised when I first found tho
mustard freeze in my mustard-pot which
stood a foot from the kitchen stovepipe and
two feet above the stove, where there was a
blazing firu all day and every day through
the winter. Yet the mustard froze between
every meal. Bread froze if left for half an
hour in a room without a fire.
Such stories must sound almost Incredible
except to those who liko myself have wit
nessed tho facts, though, of course, only Iu
tho most severe weather.
Winter is, of course, not equally severe
throughout Part of my description applies
only to its colder half. But to a woman tho
most trying part of a winter in Manitoba is
not iu soventy lor you Iivo In a warm
house but its length. Snow lay on the
ground last season for six months and a half ,
and tho great lakes were frozen for the same
Interview with Pittsburg Florist)
Ju't now tho fashionable rage is for loose
flowers, roses, carnations, lilies of the valley,
hyacinths Theso are scattered promiscu
ously over tho table at swell dinner parties,
and havo n most pleasing effect The latest
development in ruses is the Bennett tea rose.
It was reared by an English horticulturist
and is the popular flower in the east now.
This ruse is of a deep crimson hue, some
thing similar to tho "Jack" rose. It is cer
tainly n lieautiful flower, and they are
snatched up eagerly in New York
at $1 per bud. A bouquet of Ben
nett roses, you can well understand, rep
resents quite on investment The Marshal
Niel rose is still a prima favorite; it sells for
'Si cents Tho poarl, n pretty yellow rose,
brings 15 cents, and the Duke of Connaugbt,
a flue dark red ro-o, connnands 'U cents.
Lilies are worth 30 cents, camellias 13 cenU
and carnations 5 cents.
I have received word that two of the lead
ing florists of New York city bare pickages
of rare seed locked up in the vaults of the
Safe Deposit company there which are
worth four times their weight in gold. The
horticulturists nre iu quite a stew about it
too. They want to And out just what varie
ties are represented in that package. By
the way, corsage bouquets are running into
mammoth proportions just now. The ladies
waut them about twice tbe size of an ordin
ary hand bouquet and ask for all hues and
ITS BEGINNING AS A CLUB FOR TEM
How tho Mysterious Name Came To lie
Adopted ltules ModlUed to llar-
moiilie with the Welnl Title
C E. Merrill la The Current
Ono afternoon in May, 1SCC. a few of the
young men of Pulaski, Tenn., met in the
ofllce of Ono of tho most prominent lawyers
of that city a city of about 3,000 inhabi
tants. It wns a meeting without aim or
preconcert After a time ono of tho com
pany suggested: "Boys, let's get up a club
or society of somo description." Such were
tho careless words upon which was founded
"Tbe Invi-iblo Empire," whose strange,
eventful history, after a time, dared "the
ars of listening senates to command,"
nd enlisted the opposition of court and
camp, of field and fort. in. Tho proposition
to get up a little club for temiornry homo
diversion and amusement was agreed to,
and bofore tho com)any separated it was
arranged to invito a fewother friondsto join
those pre-ent in n mo'ting the next evening
and in the same ofllce. At the appointed
hour eight or ten young men were on hand;
a chairman and secretory were elected, com
mittees appointed to select a name and pre
pare rules for tho govornanco of tho society
and a ritual of initiation.
The committee to select n name found the
chief difllculty, and after a week's interval
reported that they had not mado a selection,
as they were puzzled to discover or invent a
name at once impressive nnd suggestive of
tho objects in vlow. Among others, they
hSd thought of "Kukloi," from the Greek
Kuklos, a band, or circlo. "Suppose wo call
it Ku Klux," cried out ono of tho members,
and the suggestion was adopted as by in
spiration. For tho sake of the music and tbe
alliteration, "Klan" was added, and the
"horror" was named. Had they called
themselves the "Jolly Jokers" or tho
"Crooked Cranks," the society might nover
have been known beyond Pulaski nor
had more than an ephemeral existence.
But in this case there was a weird potency
in the name: Ku Klux Klan. Tho sound ol
it is suggestive of bones rattling together
and it is a singular fact, continue tho his
torians of tho order, that the members o;
the Klan were themselves the first to feel It
weird influence; thoy had adopted a mys
terious name. Thereupon it was agreed to
harmonize everything elso with the name.
Amusement was still the end in view; but
now they must win it by the methods of
secrecy and mystery. So tho rules were
modified to adapt them to tho new idea, and
the report provided for a Grand Cyclops or
President; Grand Magi, or Vice Presidents;
a Grand Turk, or Marshal; a Grand Exche
quer: and two Lictors
I recall how often, during the existence of
the order, I beard and read that the origin
of the name had a more deadly suggestive
oess than the harmless Greek root The
prevalent theory among tho uninitiated was
that springing the lock of an old fllnt-and-stoel
mu'ket which catches throe times in
cocking it first suggested tho name. It was
said that In cocking the old weapon it Rings
tho doleful song at doleful intervals: Ku
Klux KlangI Drop tho final g, and tho
origin of the name was explained.
Tho Pulaski Klan was waxed strong. It
kept up its air of mystery. It was the sen
sation of tho hour. In order to enlist recruits
it played on human nature by never permit
ting any one to be asked to join. They met
In an old hou-e in the suburbs, posted their
tall-hatted, long-robed Lictors, ;of sepulchral
voices, on the outposts us sentinels, and
these sentinels "deeply impressed, as they
stood in the moonlight, every passer-by.
The would-be Ku-Klux always went through
a ceremony somo what like that known to
every college in the land. Tho oath of
secrecy being administered, tho Grand
Cyclops commanded: "Place him be
fore tho royal altar and adorn
his head with the regal crown." The
royal altar was a large looking-glass Tho
"regal crown" was a hugo hat, bedecked
with two enormous donkey ears In this
head-gear the candidate was placed before
tho mirror and made to repeat tho couplet:
O wad some power the giftie gie us
To see oursels as itbers see us
The(DSMIage being removed, tho candi
date saw his own ludicrous image in the
gloss Then uprose boisterous mirth. Echo
caught up the shouts of laughter as they
rang through tho old building near the road
side, and impressed tho superstitions of both
races who heard it as they passed along the
public highway near by. In the country it was
noticed that tho nocturnal perambulations of
the colored population diminished, or en
tirely ceased, where tho Ku Klux appeared.
There was a very marked improvement in
the habits of a large cla.s who had hitherto
caused great annoyance. Tho Klan at once
realized that the most powerful agencies for
controlling the superstitious were in their
hands that they might be effectually used
to subserve tbe public welfare, to suppress
lawlessness and protect property. Hence,
in less than a year after its organization,
the K. K. K. becamo a band of regulators.
The force of cir cumstances carried the Klan
away from its original purpose.
As lie Was Saying.
Detroit Free Press
At one of the theatres tho other evening a
man who had a seat between his wife and
daughter left it at the close of an act for a
trip down stairs When he retu-ned be
found a vacant scat two rows back between
two women, and dropped into it with the re
mark: "As I was saying when I went oat, it's
none of your pudding what other women
wear. Because some one else makes a fool
of herself by wearing cotton stockings in the
winter, it doesn't follow that you must do
"Sirl" came from both sides of him at
once, and the way he vacated that seat
made the soles of his boots red-hot
The Orchid War.
Still tho orchid war continues A lady
in New York who raises orchids has already
2,000 specimens, and is constantly on the
lookout for more varieties Among them b
a plant which sells for 50 guineas in London.
Tho rage for orchids is now at its height,
and the rivalry among fashionable growers
waxes hot No more certain way of empty
ing one's purse could be devised than by in
vesting in orchid plants
A Seventeen-Tongued Ucho.
The celebrated Aldcrbach echo is at length
surpassed by a soveuteeu-tongued one dis
covered in Siloiia. If a horn is sounded at
a point called Garves Bub, near Charlotten
brunn, there will be hoard, after the lapse of
a few soconds, u succession of sweet, clear
notes coming back at brief intervals until
seventeen in all have answered.
Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph: A very
bad boy In Sharjisburii recently drank a
large amount of nitro-glycerino and now de
fies his mother to spank him.
OLD BONES UTILIZED.
The Use to Which the Shin, Thigh and
Leg Hones of Dead Animals Are Put.
New York Sun.)
TLeni there is kittle stewed and these
here is tank hiled," said tho foreman of a
bone-boiling establishment on Long island,
pointing to two piles of old bones
which had passed through the ren
dering process "Them slick b inss over
there is shins and them yender is
bones out o' tbo forelegs o' cattlo. Hero's a
lot o' shinbone knuckles, all ready for burn
in'. They'll be chucked in with that pile o'
ribs, skulls and miscellaneous j'mts ye see in
the corner, and all mado into bone black.
Tbo burners would liko to have tho best
quality of bones for their use, becau-e thoy
got more charcoal out o' them than they
kin out o' tbe common bones Tl.e bone
blackj, they make tbey sell to sugar
refiners, and this big heap o' old
ribs and skulls and odds and
ends o' cattlo and sheep skeletons
here will jist as liko as not bo fllterin' sugar
in a few days, and some o' you fellers may
be puttin' some o' tho same sugar in yer
coffee 'fore a week's over. But tbe best
quality of bones is shins and thighs
and fore legs, and we don't waste no shins,
nor no thighs, nor no front legs on the bone
burners nor the fertilizer grinders
"The manufacturers of knife handles,
sleeve buttons collar buttons, bono jew
elry, parasol and umbrella handles
MAKOH 8 1835
6 mD", tootu brushes, hair ,
anl all sorts of things that bona
kin bo usod ill buy all these parts o' skeletons
that tho country kin produce. The thigh
bones is used for tooth-brush handles more
than any other, nnd all in this country. The
bones for buttons and knife handles mostly
goes to Europe. Fancy parasol bandies is
turned out o' sheep's legs, and mine o' tho
nicest ivory fans ye ever see used to bo trot
tin' some old wether or ewe around the pas
ture lot Sheep leg bones polishes up slicker
than any other bones, and hain't so brittle as
tbo shin bono of a cow or thigh bone of a
"Wo collect bones all over tho coimry. A
ton o' pig iron nin t worth more than a
quarter as much as n ton of the commonest
kind of bones is when it is ready for tho
burner or grinder. The west almost fills
the bono market now, there's so much cattle
daughterin' done out there. Tho bono
h'iler gits hair oil, neatsfoot oil, and sizia'
;luo out of bis stock as ho gits it ready for
tho market Bones that wo sell to fertilizer
grinders we b'ilo tbe meat off in open
kittles, 'causo thoy bring just as much as if
wo put 'em in tight tanks and b'iled 'cm
under pressure. Wo do that with the bones
for humors, 'causo it takes out tho nitrogen
(lick and clean and leaves the carbon, and
that's what makes tho boneblack.
"We git a (lint of good neatsfoot oil out of
every full set o' shins and hoofs of a cow or
itecr. Tho liquor that's left after bilin' tho
thighs and shins makes a good slzin' glue as
paper manufacturer kin git nowadays
Wo kin git enough marrow out of a car load
j' bones to stock any barber shop with
bear's greaso for a month. The best bear's
rreaso is mado out o' the marrow of old
Lite In Nubia.
The banks of the Nubian Nile vary with
every mile, and beautiful are they in di
versity of color and combination, though
that beauty partakes of a sterner quality
than in tho landscapes of Egypt Nowhere
can be seen tho rich fields which stretched
on either shore awny to the feet of the
Lyb:an hills They have disappeared and in
their stead riso from tho water's depths tall
:liffs in broken precipice and crag, or the
river, owning freer bounds Hows majestic
lly on beneath rival streams of bordering
lands that have the gorges of the desert
hills for channels and tho wind for current
Poverty is written on tho face of this sun
icorched country, anil such few strips of fer
tile land as the Nile reaches in its flood are
tilled with zealous care by tbe scanty popu
lation which they support It is curious to
note with what religious care tho villages
ind temples have been placed upon the
(helving rock of desert sand, where none but
the lizards could begrudge their presence.
Every inch of land that can bo cultivated is
coaxed to yield its burden of beans ordoura,
md of spare land whereon to place their
villages, good sooth there is enough. Poor
though the Nubian is, his wants are few, and
his thrifty ways mako poverty a light
burden to him. Travel where ho will for
hire or trade, he loaves his heart in his wild
home of Nubia, and returns hither when for
No music has for him so great a charm as
the melancholy creation of the water-wheels,
the constant plaint of which grease is never
permitted to diminish, all that he can get
being devoted to the shaggy locks of his un
turbanod head. Nature, who refuses him to
iream of aught but lean kino when he thinks
3f doura-fields, has given to his land an
abundance of date palms, and on their fruit
he virtually subsists. Little cares tho Ibre
mee palm for tho desert's envy, but spread
ing its feathery leaves above tbe sand or
rock gives to its planter the much-prized
fruit which cf ables him to eke out tbe slen
der harvests of the fields
An Actor's Nasal Triumph.
Sew York Letter.)
My own recollections of Edward Arnott
relate principally to his foppishness He was
not a professional beauty, but aspired to be
and failed only on account of his lack of
nose. He had one, but it was so small and
fiat that an otherwise handsome face was by
it ruined. On the occasion of a charity
performance he appeared as Romeo, He
was lusty in figure and voice, and by no
mesns a bad actor. His vonture into
Shakespearean heroism was measurably suc
cessful Wasn't his snub-nosed Romeo
comical! On the contrary, it was a nasal
triumph. By means of wax and paint ha
built out his nose to fine proportions and no
stranger in the audience suspected the im
position. He afterward declared that the
mails for a week brought tender missives
from maidens whom at that matinee he had
distracted. It is a common practice for
actors to add artificially to their noses for
comic purposes hut I nover heard of another
instance of it being done for beautificatiou.
Snakes tn India.
San Francisco Chronicle.
The venomous snakes of India show no
signs of becoming scarcer. Last year, out
of a total of 22,905 human beings killed by
wild beasts, no less than 20,067 are known to
have fallen victims to snake bites A war
of extermination is being carried on with
somo success in the Bombay presidency,
where rewards were paid for tie death of
nearly 300,000 serpents, and in the Pnnjaub
50,000 were disposed of. The other divisions
did not do so well, and the result is seon in
an increased death-rate from snake bites in
both Madras and Bengal Europeans rarely
suffer harm from snakes the boots protect
ing their feet which is the part of the body
most frequently struck by serpents Tho
only way to get rid of tbe snakes is to clear
away the jungles which harbor them.
Connecticut in proportion to population
still holds the lead In inventive genius tlav"
ing taken out UStf patents last year, or one
for every CIM persons in the state.
Detroit Free Press
A good share of the inventive talent of
the day is given to devising machinery for
keeping people honest The whole idea of
mechanical honesty is based upon tba theory
that tbe conscience is quite extinct Years
ago various meters and gauges for prevent
ing whisky frauds on the government were
a source of fortune to those lucky enough to
get tbe government to adopt them, but tbey
did not prevent the frauds Everywhere ono
goes nowadays there is the rattle of wheels
ami the clanging of bells to announce that
there is a person near who will take, if he
has a chance, what does not belong to him.
There is tho street car conductor's bell
punch; the annunciator that records tho
number of pissengers; tho box for tho
deposit of fares padlockei and inaccessible
to the boli-tail car driver; tho alarm on the
cash drawer which rings whenever it is
opened; the noise and chuck of the artificial
cash box running from tbo salesman to tho
cashier at tho desks in tbe large retail stores,
and this is to be supplanted by a machine
which records in large figures the value of
every sale, ami which without ringing a bell
cannot be altered until tho next sale is
effected. Whether by long habit and the
law of heredity these artificial consciences
will breed natural ones will be disclosed
only to those living long enough to watch
Ilenevtiteiitlal Little Ilaml-Uooks.
Leland's London Letter.)
There Is a man in London who will send
to any one nbo wants it a pamphlet telling
you how to opn a cigar shop on a capital of
from 20 pound sterling to 500 pounds sterling
thut is from $100 to $2 500. I think a
series of little hand-Looks of this kind would
be benevolential, and he who distributed
them would be like tho roasting turkey re
volving on a string, which "went round
doing good." Thus we might have "How to
Open a Liger-Beer Shop on $50;" "How to
Keep a Tim and Needle Emporium on $100;"
"How I Started a Peanut Stand on 50 cents;"
"How I Began the Button Fake on 25 cents;"
"How to Sell Newspapers as a Sure Thing;"
"How to Work Bunnnas and Oranges Dead
to Rights." However, I leave tho claim to
be worked out by somo philanthrophist with
more time than I enjoy.
Tho enormous advantages of wise sanita
tion are becoming more and more widely
appreciated. Servia has sent a commission
to England to study up the latest sanitary
The territory of Washington is repre
sented at New Orleans by a big plank and
a sack of hops
During tho ueginning of the chestnut sea
son on the Blue ridge, the rats and mice
carry their winter stores into the hollow
tree. The people then hunt these trees, cut
them down, and they always get from one
to four pecks of chestnuts, which are always
DOWN IN GEORGIA.
ARMY EXPERIENCE WITH AN OLD
Getting the Itejuvenated Engine Into
Goml ltuiinlng Humor Like a Ca
pricious Army Mule Dash
ing Off In a Hurry.
Inter Ocean "Curbstone Crayons."
"But tbo richest experiences of this kind,"
raid a railroad man, "were in the army. I
remember an old locomotive down in
Georgia that got more fellows into mora
scrapes than if it had been a forty-horse
power monkey. Tbe Confederates, when
they retreated south of tbe Tennesseo on the
Nashville & Chattanooga road, burned the
railroad bridges and ran off tbe rolling
stock. Locomotives were soon pulling heavy
trains down to tho river, but there were
none on tho south side, and Rosecrani
wanted one mighty bad.
"In scouting around tbe mouth of the old
Nicko Jack cave at Shell Mound a lot of us
found an old locomotive that had been
thrown tu lis up, as it were, down the cave
entrance. We had an old-fashioned log
rolling sort of a time in getting the engine
out nnd then all the engineers in the com
mand dovoted a week or more to putting the
machinery in place and in order. At last
camo the trial trip and the whole brigade
gathered to see the rejuvenated locomotive
"The boys fired up with great enthusiasm
and at tho proper time took their places as
though tho occasion was almost too big for
them. Tho wheels moved and 1,000 men
cheered. Tho locomotive moved about fifty
feet and stopped with a long-drawn wheeze,
and 1,000 men groaned. More work, mora
oil, much swearing, and again the old thing
started and tbe army south of the Tennessee
had at last a locomotive, and eventually be
came as proud of old wbeezer as any battery
in the service. In tbe course of time the en
gine was put to work to draw a few cars be
tween Shell Mound and Bridgeport And
here came in the fun.
Tho old locomotive acted very much as
would a capricious army mule. For days at
a time all would go welL Then some day
when there would be a hundred drmore men
on the rough can, the old wbeezer would
stop midway between stations and we wuld
have to foot it into camp. Or everything
would go well until some day when we were
running up toward Chattanooga, and tba
rebels would be nosing around, the old ma
chine would stop stone still. At such times
I have seen the men get down and posh tho
train along by main force.
"On one occasion of this kind, when half
the men were pushing and the other half
were watching tho rebels, the old locomotive
quit wheezing and, suddenly getting her
grip, started at full speed. The engineer
was afraid to stop her, and the boys ran
after, believing that tho speed couldn't keep
up long. But it did, and there was an excit
ing race between the blue coats and tba lo
comotive. Tbo boys came to be a little
superstitious about tbo old engine, but they
resented tbo coming of the now and strong
ones from the north, which on the comple
tion of the bridge at Bridgeport dashed with
full trains to the hungry soldiers at Chat
tanooga." A Model Maryland Justice
Lost year a justice of tbe peace of the state
of Maryland, for the county of Alleghany, in
an outlying district, in order to give his en
tire attention to his legal business, rented
farm ho owned, agreeing to take the rental
out of the products of the sofl. When he
came to settle with tho tenant a few month
ago, a controversy as to the division of the
crops arose, grew, to a dispute, and ended In
a pitched battle, tbe justice getting the
worst of it in the shape of a pounding with a
fence-stake. He left without settling the
matter in dispute, being too mad to talk.
His choler did not fall with the healing of his
physical bruises, but rather rose higher, and
he finally issued his warrant for tho arrest
of the tenant to answer the charge of as
sault and battery, and docketed a civil suit
for damages making both returnable to his
own court on the same day.
The day arrived and with it the constable
with his prisoner, the tenant The 'squire
solemnly addressed the latter, describing
the cases against him and called the assault
case first "Have yon any witnesses!" he
asked. (No third party had been present at
the fight) "No, 'squire," replied the ac
cused. "No, 'squire, nobody but myself."
"Well, you can be sworn," rejoined the rep
resentative of tbe offended peace and dig
nity of the state, and sworn he was, re
counting the circumstances of the trouble,
and minutely describing the fight in which
it appeared that the landlord was the ag
gressor. At any rate, this view of the case
seemed to dawn on the 'squire, and after
scratching his head a few minutes be said:
"Well, I don't see that the plaintiff has any
case and I guess I'll have to enter up judg
ment for the defendant with costs."
And he did. The inhabitants of the dis
trict are still laughing over the trial, bat
they feel that judgments from their 'squire'
court will be about as fair as they can be
Small Children and Dig Names.
Atlanta Cor. Inter Ocean.)
1 am amused constantly at the names of
the colored children, and the assortment at
Storrs was exceptionally large and varied.
There were plenty of girls named after
states, tbe favorite names being Florida,
Missouri, Indiana, and Georgia. There were
Messrs. Cato and Cccsar and Misses Nar
cissus and Daphne. Samaritan Horton pnt
an example on the board in good style.
Cuffie Hardtimes did not answer to the roll
call, bat has honored tho school with his
presence in times gone by.
The most extraordinary name of all was
worn by a modest little girl of perhaps a
dozen summers I could hardly believe she
was weighted down with such an absurd
name until I obtained her autograph and
all doubt was removed. The autograph
read, in good, legible English:
"Fort Sumter Evalena Mary Ophelia Sa
The commonplace finale was quite a shock
after such an elaborate beginning.
"Mother calls me Sumter." said the child;
but my teachers call me Fort Sumter."
Queen Victoria held her head no
higher than her classmate, while European
Badger seemed to have scarcely any but
African blood in her reins Zollicoffer
Tolly's name was .too involved for everyday
reference, and so he was in common par
lance, "Zolly Tolly." Soveral girls enjoyed
tho male title of Willie. Only one boy re
sponded to the name Samba The name
Pocahontas Cox rested down like an incubus
upon one harmless youth, while Waterloo
Bullock looked anything but military.
As It Sometimes Happens.
The Journal of Peking, China, was estab
lished in 011, and the present publisher
opens his eyes with surprise when an old
gentleman from the rural districts enters the
cilice and says he has been a subscriber since
tho first number appeared, and shows a re
ceipt to prove it
There is often a serious difference of opin
ion in matters of culture in the family. The
head of the house is too practical and tbe
first lieutenant too aesthetic.
"I really think that Mabel ought to have a
piano; don't you! She is 7 years old, and
the sooner sho begin.'' the sooner she will be
able to master the intricacies of Liszt"
"Liszt be blowed, and tho piano, too.
When tbo girl's feet can reach the pedals,
we'll talk piano."
"Then it will bo too late, perhaps"
"Go ahead; buy a piano for her, a cornet
for Jim, and a drum for Jack. Let's have a
blizzard of melody while we are about it"
Microbes In the Carpets.
A good deal of discussion is going on in
New York as to the rope carpets in the ele
vated railroad cars being productive of
.throat disease. The doctors who have given
in their opinions incline to the belief that
the throat difllculty complained of is due to
irregular exposure of passengers to heat and
India's Snake Bites.
It is more than suspected that very many
of tbe snake cites causing death in India are
caused by parents desiring to pat an end to
superfluous offspring in a manner which
defies discovery of guilt
Mr. TUden'a Kealdenc.
Mr. Tilden's country residence, Greystone.
hag ninety-nine rooms, one of which Is fur
nished In satin wood lor a guest chamber.
THE OLD STAGE QUEEN.
Ella AYheelsr WHcox.1
Back in her box by the curtains shaded
She sits above, by the house unseen;
Her eye is dim and her cheek is faded,
Sho that once was the people's Queen.
The curtain rolls up, and she sees before her
A vision of beauty and youth and grace;
Ah I no wonder all hearts adore her.
Silver-throated and fair of face.
Out of her box she leans and listens:
Ol Is it with pleasure or with despair
That her thin cheek pales and her dim eye
o that fresh young voice sings th
the grand old air!
She is bock again in her Past's bright splen
dor When life was worth living and love was
Ere Time had told her she must surrender
Her double dower of fame and youth.
It Is she herself who stands there singing
To that sea of faces, that shines and stirs;
And the cheers on cheers that go up ringing
And rousing tbe echoes, are hers all hers
Just for ono moment tho sweet delusion
Quicken. her pulses, and blurs lur sight.
And wakes within her that wild confusion
Of joy that is anguish, and fierce delight
Then tbe curtain goes down, and tho lights
Brightly o'er circle-and box and stall:
She starts like a sleeper who wakens from
That she lies under a funeral pall
Her day is dead, and her star descended,
Never to rise or shine again.
Her reign is over, her queen-hip ended,
A new name is sounded and sung by men.
All tbe glitter and glow and splendor,
All the glory of that lost day.
With tho friends that seemed true and the
love that seemed tender.
Why, what is it all but a dead bouquet!
She rises to go; has the night tume 1 colder)
The new Queen answers to call and shout
And the old Queen looks back over ber
As, all unnoticed, she passes out
NEW ORLEANS "FRENCH MARKET.'
A Remarkable Sort of Place All National
ities Represented No norry.
Cor. Louisville Courier-Journal.
We took in the French market before
breakfast It is a remarkable sort of place,
but to me was rather disappointing. Maybe
that was because after seeing so many
incongruvial things about this town th
edge of the quaintness wears off, and you
cease to enjoy it so much. This market is
a kind of bazaar of all nations end is
really a sort of exposition itself. I
saw a great many things for sale whose uses
I had not the faintest idea of. There wen
great quantities of vegetables many ol
which were unxnown to me, even by name,
but all looked fresh and tempting. Theso
people cannot dine without some kind ol
salad, and the demand for lettuce, and such
like vegetables is very great But strangely
enough, I have not been able to find a single
spray of water-cress, and at some of tho
places where wo have inquired for it the
waiters seemed never to have heard of it at
all. I would suppose that it would grow
here an 1 be in season all the year rouncL
But green peas and radishes seem to be plen
tiful, and are very fine, though the radishes.
are quite small
In this French market there were Hindoos
and Egyptians, and Chinamen, and Italians
and Jaws, and Spaniards, and Mexicans, and
Turks and Indians In short, pretty much
all tbe tribes of earth with their wares on
sale; bnt nobody seemed anxious to sell any
thing except the Jews an Indians Twa
Indian woman sat on the ground, one on
each side, at the entrance to ono of the pass
ways through the market house. Each of
them had a little bag of some dirty yellow
powdered stuff that looked like flour of sul
phur. The bags sat on tbe ground beside th
hags, and each of them bad a peculiarly
shaped horn spoon in her hand. They ap
peared to be rivals in business but I could
not see that either of them made any effort
to encourage custom. People would coma
up, sometimes to one, sometimes to the
other, and hand in a piece of money. In re
turn the old woman would ladle out a spoon
ful of the yellow stuff, and the purchaser
would go away. Not a word would be said
by either, and not an expression of satisfac
tion, on the contrary, would appear on the
face of either of the old women. Now and
then, though, they would look furitively at
each other with keen glances out of their lit
tle black eyes that made me think of snakes
But nobody seemed to be in a hurry, and,
with the exception I have mentioned, no
body seemed to care whether thoy did any
business or not The matter of selling any
thing here seems to be purely a thing in
dulged in out of courtesy to the purchaser
A Sensible Creed.
An important part of the Buddhist creed
is the belief in the alternation of periods of
repose with the periods of activity. As man
sleeps every twenty-four hours, and vegeta
tion subsides and revives with the seasons
o rest periods follow each incarnation. The
tide wave of humanity flows on to each of
the seven planets seven times, and passes
through its seven races and ebbs away again,
but the great rest period of our planetary
chain does not begin until the seventh round
of humanity is perfected. At an incalcula
bly remote period the whole of the seven
planetary chains of our solar sysvim will
pas into a period of rest and finally the
whole universe itself will have its great
Japan's Paper Currency.
A few words concerning tho paper
currency of Japan. In the reconstruc
tion days the government, in ordyr to
avoid immediate bankruptcy and obtain
a lease of life until it could try its
powers, was obliged to resort to tho
orthodox plan ot issuing fiat money.
Something above 130,000,000 was' issued,
and in such a way, too, that the public,
unable to look into the secret councils
of an absolute monarchy, regarded this
rag money as exceedingly Cat. It is
doubtful if this money ever has been
worse than the greenback in the dark
days of the Amorican civil war.
The finance department seems to have
had a consistent plan in mind. Gradu
ally the debt has decreased until it now
reaches about 90,000,000, while tho
specie reserves havo increased from next
to nothing until now they foot up 60,
000,000. Trade being against Japan
has prevented tho rapid accumulation
of specie reserve, and tho internal im
provements have also drawn on the
treasury in excess of receipts from cor
Perhaps the dyspeptic, or the victim
of the gout or a disordered liver, may
be pardoned a temporary ebullition of
irritability, but it will not do to ascribe
the blame attaching td a melancholy de
meanor to innate temperament borne
of the greatest physical sufferers havo
been noted for their cheerfulness and
never-iailing good humor, while it is no
extraordinary thing to see those who
have health and every comfort shrouded
in an air of dejection and moodiness
Most frequently this is the result of
habit, and of one that may quickly be
come morbid. Indeed, we believe there
are very few persons of ordinary intel
lectual faculties who are nor capable of
schooling themselves to a blithe de
meanor of cultivating the spirit and
the fortitude to comport themselves
cheerily among their fellow-men.
Failure after long perseverance is
much nobler than never to have striven
and so have incurred failure.
A Plumb Man.
Detroit Free Press
Ha had bailed a pedestrian to ask. for
money enough to get him a lunch, whesTtb
gentleman exclaimed: IJjSV;
"Whatl I gave you money yesterday PE
"Yes'r." 0 -
"And I saw you walk straight to a saloam
and spend itl"
So I did, sir."
"And what kind of a man are your
"One to be depended on, sir. I ask for
money to buy a lunch anl sp-nl it in
whisky. I never tell but the one story, and
I never vary from the programmer