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The Banner-Democrat. (Lake Providence, East Carroll Parish, La.) 1892-current, May 25, 1895, Image 1

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RE Leadville
stage pulled out
of Webster sta
tion one even
ing after sup=
per with twelve
"pilgrims" for
the city in the
clouds. Web
ster was the
end of the track,
and the route
from there to
the carbonate
camp lay over
the summit of
Kenosha moun
tain, through
the northern
end of the South
park and across
the famous Red
hill, a doubly significant title by rea
son of the color of the soil and the
bloody murders committed there by the
Mexican bandits, the Espinosos. Froin
Red hilt the road again enters the
South park. passes through the old
town of Fair play, once boisterous with
the gayety of pioneer gold diggers, and
now given over to Chinamen, thence to
Buckskin Joe and over the Mosquito
Red hill was the danger point on the
first division of the road. Near the
summit is a little basin where the road
is completely hidden from view on all
aides. Little gulches lead up to this
spot from the South park, affording
every opportunity for road agents to
reach the place unseen and to likewise
make their escape. "Pilgrims" for
Leadville usually were supplied with
money, and a great deal of wealth
originally intended for investment in
the carbonate camp was turned over to
gentlemanly persons who encountered
the stage in the little basin on Red hill.
The individual who sat on the dusty
old Concord coach and pulled the rib
bons over six bronchos between Web
ster and Fairplay was known as Jim.
I made his acquaintance while we were
at dinner in the rough board "eating
house" at Webster. lie was a tall,
slim, muscular man with a swarthy
complexion, dark eyes, and a heavy
mustache black as jet from the copfbus
use of dye. He wore high-topped
boots with extremely high heels, and
his feet were small and delicately
shaped. His trousers were of gorgeous
plaid material, the bottoms being worn
inside his boot-tops. A wide-brimmed,
white slouch hat was cocked rakishly
on the side of his head. Some garish
jewelry adorned the front of his waist
coat. There was a jaunty air about
him which was less pronounced by rea
son of the stiff and awkward way he
carried his arms; I attributed this to
the natural effect of driving six spirited
horses for years over a mountain road.
I He had formerly been a gentleman
of fortune, and at one time in his ca
reer had amassed a considerable sum of
money in the game of chance known
as draw poker. When he was at the
height of his prosperity another gen
tleman of fortune, late of Texas, drifted
unostentatiously into camp and caused
the report to be circulated that he was
aching for a game. Jim undertook to
relieve the gentleman of the pain
be was suffering on that account,
and they met in the back room of
Uncle Billy Coleman's Palace of Fash
ion on Main street.
There was a silent controversy in
the early part of the game caused by
a remark of Jim's to the effect that
"people from Texas seemed to have
more luck than a Chinaman."
The gentleman from Texas demurred
to this and said there was no such
thing as luck iq draw poker; the
chance features of the game, he said,
had all been eliminated by the applica
tion of skill and science He then
proceeded to demonstrate his asser
tion, which he did to perfection. At
the end of six hours Jim's earthly pos
eeaonsaonsdsted of the suit of clothes
be was wearing; everything else he
had owned In the world had passed
into the hands of the skillful and
elentifie gentleman from Texas.
The Fairplay gamnbler arose from the
tabi arpdtieed himself of some
ianity, most ot which was
dI~ d against himself. He declared
-fat be was "better qualified to drive a
stage than to pose as a gentleman of
fortune.5 The superintendent of the
stage liae; who was present, jocosely
oered Jim a job, and the penntless
gabt~ in a pirit of bravadoaeceptad
it ad delared then and there that he
w ald rer touch the "pasteboards"
Er·s gntleman from Texas task his
dearttm as unosteatastlomely a- he
bad ems, bat laving behtad himai
his uaiom st the hotsla wis
dte aus trhe l)Piar 6de *i
.!~ q~a4t
worked the former's .anmelal rula.
Jim's first impulse was to secrete the Br
hold-out upon his person and seek re
venge upon the unsuspecting miners
in the gulch, but he remembered that rec
he had hired, himself to the stage comn- wi
pany and forsworn gambling. He was nel
a man of his word, and a stage driver hay
he became. It was a monotonous life jey
untd the road agents began to pay fre- rei
quent visits to the Iine, and Jim liked pal
it. The only thing that disturbed his sas
serenity was the recollection of the -"T
gentleman from Texas. If he could try
but once meet that scientist face to re,
face life would take on new charms for stc
him. wk
I had a seat beside Jim on the Lead- in
ville coach, and as the horses crawled bo
slowly up the grade of Kenosha monn- tid
tain, preparatory to a wild dash down pa,
the other side into the South park, I the
remarked to him that it was going to ne
be a pleasant night. He replied that chi
you never could tell much about nights sub
in that country until the next day; he me
had seen nights just as promising as to
this one turn out real bad before day- the
break. The very best of meteorologi- set
cal predictions were likely to fail in a an
country so thickly infested with gen- be.
tlemen of the road. ha
I expressed a desire to have a good an
view of Red hill as we crossed that fa- en
mous elevation, and wondered if the wi
moon would be down before we got on
there. Jim vouchsafed the informa- wx
tion that the moon would be up, but the
added that he had known of people's sis
appetites for scenery being permanent- col
ly destroyed by gazing on Red hill by su
moonlight. tbh
I was sound asleep with my head on wI
Jim's shoulder when he nudged me and of
"We're going up Red hill now; help hr
yourself to the scenery, an' if you've all
got any valuables about you you'd bet- er,
ter hide 'em somewhere. We're liable qu
to see more things than scenery." sa]
Then the horses came to a sudden wi
halt and Jim and I looked down the fa'
muzzle of a revolver in the steady hand thb
of a horseman beside the wheelers. Ye
"Will you step down for a moment, in
driver?" asked theman on horseback. co
Jim replied that he was just think- sn:
ing of getting down as he was tired of pil
sitting. I followed him and took my 'U
place beside him in time to see the Y.
other passengers descend one by one
from the inside of the coac h with their
hands above their heads and take a Oa
place in line beside us.
There were but two of the road
agents. While one of them relieved c
the passengers of their weapons and at
all art Isles of value the other was in m
the front boot of the stage securing W
the treasure box.
When the first robber came opposite fo
to Jim, he drew back in surprise, ex- m
claiming: "Well, I'll be darned!"
For a second only he was off his o '
guard, but that brief space of time ws 1
a fatal one. A pistol cracked and he T
fell shot through the head.
"Bang, crack," went two more shots. e
Both took effect; the second road st
agent reeled and fell from the boot of tl
the stage and Jim was lying beside the bi
first robber. It was the big six-shooter 11
of the man on the stage that had an- ea
swered Jim's irst shot and it was the bi
crack of a derriner r that had termi- b
nated the brief battle.
Jim was wounded in the leg. b tl
young doctor in the party stanched o
the flow of blood and we proceeded on P
our way with the bodies of the two "
bandits thrown into the hind boot. P
The shooting was shrouded in myh .
tery so far as the passengers were con- b
cerned. They had seen Jim'ssix-shooter
taken from his holster by one of the o
bandits after which a careful search C
had been made to see that he had no
other weapon, but when we picked him
up a derringer was clasped in either p
s hand. The question was how had he a
managed to conceal them and bring 1
t them into action at such an opportane e
timel The mystery was solved when a
a his clothing was removed at the hotel e
a In Fairplay. Under his waistcoat wab 6
Sthe wire and elastic poker hold-odt,
I formerly belonging to the gentleman
from Texas. The nipper for holdlatin
a the cards had been removed and a si
a cular clasp large enough to a
s hold the handle of a derringeE i
I been attached in their ppaee. The ass
a tIeman to whom the osntir'fane- a
f nally belonged was in the hind bo4. 1
eHis suerprise on recogbrla$it JIR
c enunted far baa presemes there.
dinfoarmd him that webir h
e the leg wopid be blwwt ___
othert ththe would sya
he walked
hsE~al te~
Brooches and Watch Chatelaines to Be of A,
New Desigas This Season.
"Spring and fall fashions are as well
recognized episodes in our trade as w
with those who deal in gowns and bon- m
nets," said a Broadway jeweller who of
had been brought to discuss modish bi
jewelry of the very near future, and to tc
reveal from his strong box tiny tissue fl
paper parcels containing many thou- pi
sand dollars' worth of precious freight. n,
"Twice every year," he went on, "we st
try to rejuvenate certain patterns and S
revive or reintroduce some forgotten u,
stone. In the spring and autumn women fa
whose weddings or anniversaries fall ei
in those seasons, and whose pocket- ci
books are sure then to be at the high
tide of fulness, bring us our paying ir
patronage, and we must be ready for ti
them. This time we are working on ai
new designs for brooches and watch ti
chatelaines, for the brooch has wholly tc
superseded the stick pin. Every six
months capricious femininity wishes el
to carry her watch at a new angle. All a
the ordinary chatelaines will soon be u
set aside to make way for the chain h
and double pin from which the various f
begemmed little timekeepers will
hang. The chain is of gold or silver, s;
and, about four inches long. At either u
end is a stout decorative pin that holds
with strong clasps, and, when caught r,
on the shoulder of a gown, carry the ii
watch suspended on the chain between h
them. The pattern for these pins con
sists of twin gold eagles, which have it
come to take the place of the long
suffering dragon, while on the watches tU
themselves we are now enamelling s,
white swans, bearing pointed coronets n
of diamonds on their heads. p
"Instead of twin hearts the new
brooches are to be small and large jew
elled circles, lapping one upon anoth- a
er, circles of diamonds and rubies, tur
quoise and pearls, or -water opals and t
sapphires. But our most earnest effort b
will be to introduce again to feminine h
favor the wearing of beads, than which
there was never a prettier fashion. t
Pearls, of course, are always worn, but
from Naples are coming strings of big
coral beads, some as richly red as the I
sun-warmed side of a peach, or faintly h
pink as primroses. The necklaces we l
make in five or seven strands are meant
to clasp outside the collar of a silk or
gingham dress. Amber beads are r
strung into high close collarettes, c
caught up at intervals with narrow t
latches of gold delicately repoussed in
patterns of flowers. In Paris the jew- s
ellers have combined with the dress- s
makers to bring green prominently in- I
to fashion by using beads cut from an t
opaque green stone. These are highly ,
polished, strung with small gold balls, t
and worn as many as twelve strands s
in a necklace.
"But the novelty of the season is sure t
to be the harlequin cat's-eyes, that have
not before been seen in New York, and t
merit all the admiration they receive. 4
Shaded in translucent tones of rose I
and golden brown they show an are of
white light at every turn, and charm
ingly dappled in yellow and pink they
need no other stone to set them off,
and their wearing is supposed to in
sure good luck and fair weather."--N.
Y. Sun. I
Gather Turkish Towels at the Top and
Leave the Fringe Hanging. "
"Mother's work basket" usually
catches all the odds and ends of scraps
and snippings about the sitting-room,
much to the discomfiture of the tired
woman when she goes to look for
something in a hurry and has to fish
for half an hour to get it out from the
It isn't fair to harass her that way,
and here is something to help you I
avoid it, says an eastern exchange.
Make a bag of one of the pretty dark
Turkish towels, leaving the fringed
ends at the bottom and running a draw
string of some cast-off bright ribbon at
the top; or make a bag out of strips of
bright silk, or a yet stronger one of
narrow-striped ticking, which you can
embellish with feather-stitching in
bright wools. This bag can be hung I
by the mantel, in an obscure corner, or
from a nail driven on the under side of
the sewing table. It will be a splendid
catch-all, and will save a lot of ill-tem
per, for embroidery silk and sciaesors
will not get too lntimate in it, and the
particular button wanted will not be
under half a ton of ndarned stock
nlags, gloves to mend, and tops and
balls and other bric-a-brane. Little helps
of that kind save a lot of trouble.-
Ta Demeate e Cemeb,
Old oaehes thant it would not be
protable to pay the ,pborh"tter to .e
cover can oftei Iti sejmstvente *t
houme, I. over tbe thee is pust4
cover to ebiatr. eateen, or
imsoa hi hr a lteastw b, 1 *
I to man3I@oga the p witf
p-r 4CI~e~f1 1[4
oust~ Cb
bspk ~ C~e~r
An Awkward Trick for Which the Tongue
or Nerves Are Responsible.
Heterophemy, the curious disease
which consists in using one word when
meaning to use an entirely different
one, gives rise to many amusing com
binations. An old lady living in a
town on the Hudson river is thus af
flicted. She is tall and stately in ap
pearance, courtly and gracious in man
ner, and this makes her incongruous
sentences all the more ridiculous.
Strange to say, she herself is totally
unconscious of her infirmity, for the
family, friends, and even the servants
endeavor to save her from the mortifi
cation she would feel.
Not long ago, when she was recover
ing from a serious illness, the bishop of
the diocese chanced to be making his
annual visitation, and at the sugges
tion of the rector, they went together
to call upon Mrs. Drew.
She was delighted to see them, and
entertained them with her usual grace
and cordiality. The conversation nat
urally touched upon her illness, and
her thankfulness at her recovery, which
for a time had been despaired of.
Presently she turned to the bishop,
saying earne. .'', "My dear bishop, let
us have a little drop."
The startled prelate glanced at the
rector. He, knowing his old friend's
infirmity, cast about in his mind for
her probable meaning.
•"Bishop," repeated the old lady, ser
iously, "let's have a little drop."
"Certainly, Mrs. Drew," interposed
the rector, waiting for her to make
some move which might disclose her
meaning. But Mrs. Drew waited ex
pectantly, also.
"If you have not your Vade Mecunm
with you, there is a prayer-book," she
said, after a moment.
The rector, with a sigh of relief,
turned to the bishop. "Mrs. Drew will
be glad to have you read prayers with
her," he said quietly.
Prayers were read, and then the gen
tlemen prepare to take leave.
"Your visit has been a pleasure,"
Mrs. Drew said warmly. "Now, Mr.
Belknap, won't you take this little boy
home to your dear wife, with my best
For a moment Mr. Bellknap wondered
if she could mean the bishop, but she
relieved his mind by lifting a magnifl
cent bunch of roses from a vase on the
Allied to this is another form of mis
speech, to which most of us are occa
sionally subject-the exchange of syl
lables. A certain young lady, who,
to her intense mortification, often re
verses her vowels thus, says she is en
tirely unconscious of it, even after
One summer evening she was saun
tering with a friend toward the village
post office of the little town where
they were staying. On the way they
encountered an acquaintance with a
handful of letters.
"Ah, good evening," she said in her
peculiarly gracious, suave manner.
"Are you strailing out for your mole?"
The mystified young woman made
some inarticulate reply and passed on.
As soon as the friend could recover her
gravity she gasped: "I suppose you
intended to ask Miss May if she was
strolling out for her mail?"
The same young lady was relating a
sad story of various misfortunes which
had overwhelmed a dear friend.
"Think," she concluded pathetically,
"of losing husband, children, property
and home at one swell foop!" And a
howl of laughter rent the roof.-At
The RaUtlg Passion.
It was an exceedingly quiet little
game. Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Brown
were deeply interested; but the stakes
were so light that Mr. S. and Mr. B.
would have found quite as much excite
ment in dominos or tic-tae-toe.
Mr. Smith had three aces when Mrs,
Brown, with a pair of threes, called
him. It was this display of intrepidity
that led to her husband's critieisam
"You shouldn't have called, Clara,"
said he. "You should have zaised or
dropped out."
"But, if I hadn't called" replied his
wife, "we wouldn't have known what
he had."
"Nobody aeslled me," en ed Mrs
Smith, dolefully, "when had fons
"Well," said Mr. Spfth. "we knew,
that time, weqeoul depend om getting
the information without paying ~te
It, "--Pauck._
·eaItu hi7h Amhs**eua.
'*There was quite a ght in frost o
die satne io-4dy," said a Koekiand siam
Sat .e sup~et t table. "rTwo ses go
wreaota etbrek thousersad them
ihs es'wd gathsev.The 1 rsa whie men
rnsbe1*ej shyidSbSt aIng. It. ughti
aseit haoek tbhatiea o ass ssiaw
a ioped rrh io etwbe
-~ -v - -
-The Virginia Telephone Co., of si
Norfolk, Va., having obtained a char
ter, has asked the Norfolk council for
a franchise permitting the company to
establish a plant. Its officers gwaran- IV
tee efficient service at two-thirds of I
present rates.
-An English chemist named Arm- ni
strong asserts it as his belief that no fr
chemical action ever takes place except m
in the presence of some substance cap- 01
able of being decomposed by electric, m
ity, and that therefore all chemical
phenomena are electrical.
-Prof. Lucien I. Blake has succeed- ai
ed, it is said, in establishing electrical i
communication by wire between the
land and a vessel anchored several "
miles out in the ocean. Prof. Blake is pi
a Kansas man and occupies the chair
of physics and electrical engineering q'
at the Kansas State university.
-Within a radius of 33 miles of New '
York city, says Electricity, there are
3,500,000 people and'25,000 telephones.
In New York city proper there are 10,
500 telephone stations, D0 per cent. of
which are equipped on the metallic cir
cuit system. In that city the Metro
politan Telephone & Telegraph Co. op
erates 10 central exchanges, seven of
which are entirely for metallic circuit
service. ' The New York & New Jersey
Telephone Co. has 10.000 subserliers,
about 75 per cent. of whom enjoy the a
metallic circuit system.
-An improved multiple telegraphic e
instrument has been introduced into
France, in which each key sends over
the line wire at each operation an in
termittent current corresponding to a
definite number of vibrations a minute.
The receiving sounders are each in a
similar way sensitive only to currents a
having a determined rate of vibrations
corresponding to one of the transmit
ting keys. Consequently each receiver
selects and responds to the current
sent by a transmitter having a eorre
sponding period of vibrations.
-A new telephon .system is said to
be under consideration in I 'any, N.
Y. It is proposed to place tclephones t
in several places easy of access, where b
anyone who wishes to send a naptie or
a paid advertisement to any of the. Al
bany papers can do so with very little
trouble. The plan was submitted
some time ago to several of the sews
papers of Albany. It has been pro
posed to place these nlstruments in
branch offices,, in statostery or druag
stores, in remote parts of the city and a
suburbs. The office will be kept open
all day and until late at night. The
promoters of the scheme have tested
five telephones connected with a mile
wire with satisfactory reselts, viz: the °
Phonix, harrison, D'Unger, National
and Colvin.
-According to Natare trials have
been made in London. Eng., of a new
apparatus for extracting teeth by elec
tricity. It consists of an induction
coil of extremely fine wire, having an
interruptor capable of vibrktion at
the rate of 450 times a second. The pa
tient site in the regulation arm chair,
and takes the negative electrode in his
left hand and the positive in his right.
At this moment the operator turns on
a current, of which the intensity is
gradually increased till it has obtained
the utmost limit that the patient can
support. The extractor is then put in
circuit and fastened on the tooth,
which, under the action of the vibra
tion, is loosened at once.- The opera*
tion is performed quickly, and the pa
tient feels no other sensation than the
pricking produced in the hands and
forearms by the current.
A eeaftla sid Amasi Instance of MIs- I
More than one man and quite a num
ber of women turned round to look at
the curious adaptation of old to new
methods. A hearse was being driven
slowly up Broadway above Twenty
third-street with the curtain raised so
that the whole interior could be-seen.
There was no coffin there, but right in
the middle of the inside platform there
stood a small black vase about eight I
incbhes high and perhaps as many
inches in width across the handles.
"Well," aid one gentleman, swing
ing roond his companion to look at the
hearse, "I knew eremation was get
ting to be more and more practiced,
bet I'd no tdea that the cremationists
ever made a ftuneral of the ashes.
SThere's the mortuary nrn, you see, and
in it, I suppose, is the handful of dust
that represents the dear departed. I
wonder, by the by, who the dear de
I prted was"
I There were no mourning coaches
I that could be distinguished in the jam
of ears and earriages, and asthe hearse
I went slowly along with its curious
LU ttle load the general enfposite ex
tlpression on the faces of those that
I watched it indicated that the whole
rat htbe all right from a hy
gpoint of view, but that as a
fneral it was strange, cold and heart
i And when the hearse stopped at the
Sundertaker's rooms the driver pulled
eat the vase and handed it to the pe
I pritor
i "The bit of a spike to that therea ara
- m'at drapped ot ahin" he. aid,
" *aad ye'd betther ba sfthe# gauis
i et en this tohae Im Pa thltiamV-Zf. 1.
There salesthree Wtism
a iste~ai E ra-bs ~ tbeylri
ka· -~p
ew to Dmres Well with et LitlUe
When there is very little money to
be spent on clothes it must be spent
Judiciously and' carefully, and it is
quite a vexed question as to whether
It pays to make over old gowns. The
necessary trimming to make them look
freah and smart is a serious item, and 1
more time is often required to make
over a gown than to have a new one
Two entirely new gowns in the win
ter and four in the summer, well fitted
sad well hung, and, above all, well
sewed, will, with old ones remodeled
in the house, give a woman a wardrobe
sufficient for ordinary use. There are
plenty of cheap dressmakers in New
York who can fit very well, who have
quite a knack at hanging skirts. From
ten to fifteen dollars is their charge for
making a gown, and some can even
make one for eight. These dressmak
ers do not live in convenient localities,
as may readily be imagined, for if they
did they, could never afford to make
gowns at such reasonable rates. Five
dollars for linings goes a long way to
ward getting all that is necessary, but
this part must not be intrusted to the
dressmaker, who certainly can not af
ford to have her apprentices take the
time and car fare necessary to buy
these things without adding some
small commission to the original price
of the goods.
A smart jacket and hat, both for
summer and winter, are absolutely
necessary in every woman's outfit.
Coats and Jackets are beyond the skill
of dressmakers: they had better be
bought in any of the shops where twice
a year there are also sales, at very much
reduced prices, of extremely well
cut garments. For eight and ten dol
lars jackets of very stylish eut can be
found, but these must be altered to fit.
If a woman has any taste at millinery
she can trim her own hats for far less
money than she can buy them ready
made, but it is a very good investment
to pay eight or ten dollars, spring and
fall, for one stunning hat, which must
be becoming; and in this connection it is
as well to remember that a hat which
is becoming to the full face is often
terribly trying to the profile, and just
as much cre must be taken for the
side as the front view. Picturesque
effects are much to be avoided by the
woman who has only a small allow
ance for dress. It is the women who
spend thousands a year who can best
afford to go in for big hats, outre gar
ments, indeed, anything conspicuous.
The fashions of picturesque hats and
clothes generally are very fleeting, and
nothing is more depressing than to put
all one's money into some article of
raiment so conspicuous that one is
known by it for the months one is
doomed to wear it--Harper's Bazar.
cldent of the Day When Wome Shall
Carry the Latehkeys
"Er-Mildred," he said a trifle ner
vously, as his better halt laid down the
morning's paper, and, lighting a cigar
stte, prepared for her departure to the
:lty, "Mildred, dear, do you think you
could spare me a little money to-day?"
His wife glanced at him impatiently.
"What, again, George?" she said:
"Why,I only gave you your housekeep
ing allowance on-let me see-Thurs
day, wasn't it? Really, some of you
men seem to think we women are
made of money."
"You forget, my dear," he remarked,
"there are girl's wages, and the water
rate, and the children both want new
'"Didn't I give you the money for
that?" she asked.
"No, dear, that was for the flannel
for little Milly's warm petticoats I'm
"Besides, dear, I-don't be angry,
will you?-I saw such a cheap pair of
trousers at the winter clearance sale
yesterday that I couldn't resist buying
them, and you know I've hardly a rag
to my back."
"Always your cry, George," she said
angrily. "Really your extravagance in
ires is something sinful; it is a pity
yon haven't got to go and earn the
money; you'd know its value then.
Here take this, and for goodness sake
do try and pay some of your household
bills with it and not frivol the money
away on a lot of trash."
There's a dear, good, darling wife,"
he cried joyfully; "let me help my
Mildred on with her coat," he added,
following her into the halL "What
time will you be homer'?"
"Can't say, I'm sure," she answered
"I've got a lot to attend to at the olffice
to-day, and I shall drop into the elub
for an hour or so after. So you needn't
wait dinner."
"o. that'll be nictee!" he respondeld.
"I've got my woman comtag to wash
I to-day and the girls and I are going rto
put up clean curtalamtad thinbsg G
me a kies, dearet! tlsro-b4es's you'
'buos go now." ..
And ae the breadpierue' d:she. out
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-There are 35,000 hbildren under 14
years of age in Chicago not 1n any
-The oldest Protestant church in the
United States is St. Luke's, near Smith
field, Va. It was built in 18632
-The estimated value of educational
institutions in the United States owned.
by the Lutheran church is $4,889,580.
-Rev. Dr. Bruce, a pioneer mission
ary among the Moslems of Persia, has
resigned after thirty-six years service.
-Maine Endeavorers are Jubilant over
the completion of Christian Endeavor
Cottage as a home for homeless boys,
at East Fairfield. The .eottage cost
5-,600, and is entirely the gift of the
Endeavorers of Maine.
-About six hundred women doctors
have graduated from the mediaes col
leges in Russia during the fifteen years
they have existe~. Of these about one
third practic as doctors among the
peasants in the provinces; some are
district doctors, some are attached to
the school and sanitary institutions,
and others are in private practice.
-J. Takasusa, a Japanese A. B. of
Oxford, has translated into English a
description of India and the Malay
Islands, written twelve hundred years
ago by I. Tsing, a Chinese Buddhist
priest. The book describes the monas
tic life observed by the author in India,
and contains a great deal of informa
tion about geography, chronology, and
-In Prussia the Roman Catholic
church seems to retain its vitality. In
1872 there were in the kingdom 914
conventual establishments, with 8,795
members; three years later, in conse
quence of the repressive legislation of
the "May laws," over a third of the
institutions were dissolved, but in 1893
we find 1,215 establishments, with 14,
044 monks and nuns.
-Recent discoveries in Palestine
have made more clear the secular use
of the terms "deacon" and "bishop"
before the establishment of Christian
ity. Texts and inscriptions have been
found with mention of diaconoi as be
ing certain subordinate civil officers.
Episcopoi or overseers were functiona
ries of a higher grade under the Roman
regime, and several lists of these have
been found.
-By the death of Prof. Sir J. R. See
ley less than three months after Mr.
Froude, Lord Roseberry is called .pon `.
to fill the Regius Professorship of His
tory at Cambridge, as well as that at
Oxford. Though Prof. Seeley's fame
with the general public rests on his
"Ecce Homo," and '"The Expansion of
England," his best contributions to
history are the "Introduction to the
First Book of LAvy," and the "Life of
-The Church Missionary Society of
England, which is in a very flourish
ing state, has been taking a forward
step. A thousand a year is spent in
securing the entire service of two cler
gymen and one layman, who are to act
as missionary deputations of a new
type. They will seek not so mueh to
give missionary information as to
speak on the general duty of the Chris
tian church toward foreign missions.
-Podner--'ve got a gnawing in nif
stomach. Lane Walker-You're lucky.
There's nothing in mine to gnaw.
Philadelphia Inquirer.
-First Robber-Bill, de noospapers
has printed our pictures. Second Rob
ber-Den let's quit hidin'; nobody will
know us now.-Syracuse Post.
-He-Say, old woman, what do you
think of the splendid view? She-I am
speechless. He - Speechless! Then
we'll stayl-Basler Nachriehten.
-Perhaps the most unconscious liar
extant is the individual who tells of
the large number of umbrellas he loses
in the course of a year.-Washington
-Tommy-Paw, if the lion is the
king of beasts, what is the rhlinoceros?
Mr. Figg-The politician, of course.
His hide is two inches thick.-Indian
apolis Journal.
-Visitor-Do you always write with
a bottle of champagne before you?
Novelist-Oh, not But my here and he
roine have just become engaged.-
Fliegende Biatter.
-A Lively Time-She-I was playing
whist also last night It was the first
meeting of our young ladies' whist
club. Re-I wondered what made you
so hoarse.-Brooklyn Life.
-"Can the baby talk yet, Mr. Pran
cer?" "No; but he can count all
rlight" "Are you sure?" "Yes'm;
whenever the clock strikes two he be
gins to cry to get upH--Los Angeles
-Sheriff (on the morning of the exe
ction)-Was the prisoner impudent
Swhen you told him to get ready for the
setffold? Deputy-Er-he--told me
he'd be hanged ff he would.-Bufalo
--'How did Oldtimer like the act of
the lion tuamer?" asked, the cirueas pro
ptriepr. "He was bored to death. You
Ssee, he used to be the manager of an
Sopera company with three prima don- *
ass in it."-Washington Star.
-Pushalong-This is the second five
you've asked for in a week. That's
pretty quaick work; quicker than light
i nLng. Theapleus--Row do you mema?
Pashaoagr-Lightaing never strikes
Swirs in the same place-Harlem Life.
-l adlady-Why didn't you ring
the dinner bell, Minas? Servant maid
,i rca ulda' ASd it, mss. Landlady
14Ild a ye it was haging in the hal.
"..s t mald--ease me, ma'am, you
SQMAr es ly this morning that it was
- *reakfaat bell.-EolenUpbig'l.
- .OMXeise--rm a lucky deviL a
o hIMed into my room lst nigst and
mhd m. Bobb..-I esa't see that
4; ashuey O'Momey-Bst Gctdo yoe
S etlst get anything butt -
. a, and he got  issa e Ia rt
de eL m?-Philsd*Illhia E*e*ed
hut Not Mispladsei4
- e ; boy stoer a

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