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Ker children's cheeks are rosy,
Their limbs are strong and straight
ler husband loves her truly,
Apd servants on her walt!
Yet oft she sits and sighs
And oft she cries
Out bitterly at Fate.
the ancient rugs are costly
That lie upon the floor;
Ithe lawn is broad and shady
That stretches from the door:
She has enough, you say?
Her sister o er the way, ~"
Has just a little morel. .
t A LUCKY FIND.
BY ELLA M. HE88.
About eight years ago, on a warm
summer's night In June, within a few
minutes of 12, I was patrolling a quiet
part oa East Brbadway when a man
called out from a second story win
'"flold on, policeman?"
"Well," I asked, "what's the mat
"I have just heard a heavy thump
In Mr. Bentley's house, next door,
IHe may have fallen and hurt himself.
He came in a few minutes ago. Hadn't
you better ring the bell?"
Mr. Bentley was a rich old bachelor
who had lived entirely alone for years.
It is said that In his house, to which
ae outsider was ever admitted, he
kept a large amount of money and
bonds. I rang the bell, but there was
'"Are you sure you saw him enter?"
"Yes. He hadn't been in half a
minute before I heard a heavy jar.
I have heard no sound since."
"There must be something wrong,"
I said, after ringing the bell a second
time and receiving no response.
I tried the door, but it was locked.
"Better force it," suggested the man
at the window.
"I don't like to do that. Is there
any other entrance?"
"Yes; that alley Just beyond the
steps tnads to a back yard; but the
gate is probably locked, as well as the
"I will go and see," said I.
Walking up the narrow alley, I dis
covered, by the dim light of a street
lamp nearly opposite, that the gate
stood open. I looked in and per
colved that the rear door was open,
and a faint light shone out. All was
quiet. I returned to the street.
'"The gate and the back door are
open. Come down, and we will go
in," I said to the man at the window.
In half a minute he joined me on
the sidewalk, and I recognized him
as an acquaintance named John
"I didn't know you lived here," I
S"And I didn't recognize you when I
first spoke," he answered.
"Well, there may have been foul
work in his house, and we had bet
ter enter together."
`We went up the alley, into the yard,
nd entered the open door. The rear
room was evidently used as a kitchen,
and guided by the dim light, we
passed through another open door in
to a narrow hall with a stairway.
Near the street door was a table on
which stood a lighted candle. At the
toot of the stairs lay Mr. Bentley,
quite dead, and a frightful wound up
on his head convinced me that he
had been murdered.
At my request Mr. Burke hurried
away to the police station, a few
blocks off, to inform the captain of
the murder, while I took the candle
and made a hasty examination of the
premises. A number of drawers in|
the second story back room had
been broken open and ransacked,
and on the floor lay half of a fresh
looking newspaper. It struck me that
the robber might have had it in his
pocket, and possibly used the other
half to wrap up some of his plunder,
leaving behind him, in his hurry,
what might prove a valuable clue. I
therefore folded up the fragment and
put it in my pocket. A moment later
Mr. Burke returned, accompanied by
several officers and a surgeon.
To make this part of the story
brief, I will state that the usual for
rmalities followed, the body being
handed over to the coroner, and the
case was placed in the hands of the
detectives. I at first intended to give
them the bit of newspaper I had
picked up, but as I had a half-formed
theory about the murder I concluded
to keep it, at least for a day or two,
to see if I could find a clue to the
assassin on my own account. It was
lucky I did.
After dinner on the following day,
while off duty and in citizen's clothes,
I paused opposite a well-known
hotel on the Bowery, to watch
some painters who were at
work on a swinging ladder under the
eaves, when my eye chanced to alight
on a man who sat by a second story
window, apparently engaged in pack
ing a valise.
It was Burke. What was he doing
there? I had been vaguely suspicious
of the man from the first; he was
too offilcious, I thought, too anxious
for an investigation. I resolved to
keep my eye on him, and see where
be was going.
With this end In view I posted my
self in a doorway from which I could
see the window at which he sat. It
was open, and as he lifted some
article from the ledge to store it
away. the piece of newspaper on
which it had been lying was carried
out by a draught of air, and canme
tiuttering down near my feet On the
alert to notice every trifling clrcum
stance, I saw that the paper had been
torn Irregularly, and I fancjed It cor
responded with the piece I d found
in the murdered man's house. I
snatched It up and went into the
nearest doorway to compare the
fragments. What a leap my heart
gave when I discovered that they fit
ted together exactly! There was no
doubt of It
"I am on the right track," I mut
tered. "Well. Mr. Burke. you don't
get onff with that valise so easily."
I cossed the street, entered the
hotel and was soon at the door of the
room from whose windows the paper
was blown. I knocked softly.
"Come lnr'said a voice within.
I entered. and found Burke still
seated on a chair by the window.
"I thought it was the porter," he
said In some confusion. "Who said
you might finad me here?"
Without replying I locked the door
and put the key in my pocket.
"I see that you are getting ready to
go away?" I remarked.
"Suppoee you stay in New York a
S little longer?"
* "What do you mepan?' hq eaclatm4,
l1aa t19m Wo daIr.
"Oh, nothing of any great conse
quence." I replied coolly. "Perhaps
you wouldn't object to my taking a
look into that valise."
"Perhaps you will do me the kind
ness to get out of my room,'' he re
torted. "Are you drunk or crazy?
Hand me that key and go, or I will
throw you out of the window!"
"Not so fast," said I, drawing my
revolver. "I am an ofleer, you know,
and I am here to arrest you for the
murder you committed last night.''
He stared a moment; tblel ~ azhange
came over his rouitekance.
"Great He*\Vehs, Mr. McAuley,
what ft you mean?"
"Have you ever seen this bit of
paper?" I asked.
As I extended it toward him I saW
that It was a weekly t~apeii, tb
lished in the eity 'et eknnyslvania
from when!e gurtk came; its date
was Ie eteiit that the must have re
cel'td it on the very day preceding
With a look of de pair on his white
face that I shall ne r forget, he stag
gered to a chair, l. e Was thuroighly
cowed, and made to attempt to es
cape. You see the poai wretch was
new at the business.
Ia ee ininutes I marched him into
the station, where re made full con
feesson, giving substantially the fol
lowing account of the crime.
The stories of Bentley's wealth had
tempted him to rob him, He forced
his way into the house A little after
dark, one hight, When he knew that
Bentley had gone out, but had barely
entered when the old man came in at
the front door, locked it, and lighted
the candle on the table.
Determined not to be foiled now,
Burke rushed upon him and strtick
him down with the tools he had been
using to break the locks. This Was
between I) and 10 o'clock. Then he
ransacked the house, finding a number
of banknotes. In order to make a
compact parcel of them, he hastily
tore in two a paper which he chanCed
to have in his pocket, using one half
for his purpose and, in his nervous
haste, leaving the other lying upon
the floor. Then he returned to his
room, from which he called my at
tention to Bentley's house, foolishly
thinking that by so doing he would not
come within the range of suspicion.
In due time he was tried, found
guilty, and paid the penalty of his
It was this case, which I worked up
on my own account, and in which my
success was largely due to mere
chance, that gave me a place on the
detective force. Many a man has
worked harder and displayed far
more sagacity than I did on that occa
sion, without accomplishing his end.
But I do better things now, and like
my work as well as some persons like
te solve a puzzle.-Waverley Maga
THE PERENNIAL PROBLEM,
The Two Classes That HusbandI May Be
The problem as to whether husbands
really love their wives is again upper
most in society, and battle, murder
and sudden death, politics, trusts,
floods, earthquakes, heat, hades and
hurry have been rehlegated to their
Husbands may be roughly divided
into two great classes-those who are
managed by their wives and those
who think they are not. The rest are
so far in the minority that they are
not worth considering.
But the fact that a husband s1 duly
controlled by his wife is no evidence
either that he loves her or that he
does not. The average husband is a
meek, burden-hearing animal, with do
mestic traits, his mind -intent on one
or two things, and it is a comparative
ly easy thing to shift him about. A
light breeze may blow him in almost
any direction, provided he is let alone
ont the one subject he is interested in,
and if a light breeze does not s:ttlce,
the average wife is almost always
equal to the emergency, and can in
duce a more powerful aeolian current
at a moment's notice.
But do husbands love their wives?
They do, they do! And the proof lies
in the subject on which the average
man is interested in, to the exclusion
of everything else, even to the excite
ment of making love to his wife. And
this subject is the almighty dollar.
He hasn't time for anything else, and
he chases it mostly for love of his
It may not be amiss to say that our
mammoth dry goods establishments
are pulsating monuments to the love
that the average husband bears to the
average wife-God bless her!-Life.
PEARLS OF THOUGHT.
Gentle of speech, benefilcient of mind.
Custom reconciles us to everything.
Praise undeserved is scandal in dis
Happiness is not perfected until it
A fool must now and then be right
Selt is the storm centre from which
all disturbances breed.
Nothing gives more sympathy to the
voice than real goodness.
The most manifest sign of wisdom
is continued cheerfulness.
The least cash account has all hu
manity for debtor and creditor.
The true use of speech is not so
much to express our wants as to con
A nman who does not know how to
learn from his mistakes turns the best
schoolmaster out of his life.
Self-knowledge is that acquaintance
with ourselves which shows us what
we are, and what we ought to be.
Baby Got Itself Adopted.
From an orphan asylum in St. Louis,
31Mo., comes an interesting story. A
nmillionaire of that city with his wife
visited the Institution, and while in
the nursery stopped to admire a pretty
bay just waking from a nap. The
baby smiled at the millionaire's wife, I
and stretching his chubby arms toward
her. said: "Take baby." She took
himi in her arms, and the child
laughed gleefully, as he commanded
"Pretty mother, kiss baby." The rich
man and his wife looked at each
other, and the same thought flashed
into both minds, as their home wat
childless. When they left the build
ing the golden haired boy was taker
to the carriage, and the orphan asy
lum had a vacancy.
The Brallita Rabber Supply.
An English consul, located in Braill
estimates that at present 24,000,00(
rubber trees are being tapped it tht
-Amazon region, covering an area oi
1.o000,000 square miles. Some trees ar
being destroyed in order to seeur'
their rubber at once. IJt upon thb
whole, he sees no reason to belvf.r
that the sup)1l will run short
PENALTIES OF THE LAW
SOME OF THE INCENIOUS TORTURES
INFLICTED IN OLDEN TIMES.
e·uoemeate of Cruelty That oheiul
ca.se the Civwilad Weld to tesk Wi*th
shame-Toh Ma1sslammhtblntth 6h
the ritheeiab.lowlma !t the thnaase
The tbolitibn df the ioskstiap at s!ng
Sing daes not seem to hAve interested
the community in the slightest degree.
it Is hard to imagine Sing Sing the
same old Sing Sing without it. For
many years it was the distinguishing
feature of New York's nethdd at treat
lng cenlicWl. li the famous Philadel
phiM rionfl, Which it the 'early 'days Of
the ctentiury attracted the attention of
the *orld, complete isolation and si
lence were the rule. The
convict was placed in a
cell freely ventilated fronm above,
well warmed and lighted, but he sa*
none of the bther inmates by day dr
bighht nbr Cobld he discover the play,
and arrangement of the biilding. His
tneais he ate alone th his celL Even
it divine service he was hid behind
Lafayette often visited this prison,
and it was his belief that the principle
was not humane, protracted solitary
confinement, hl his opinion, causing ii
sanity. l xplrien e prboed that he
Was Wrong, as long at the prisoner was
kept at healthful labor. In Sing Sing
the convicts worked together, and in
going to and fro marched after a "sing
ular fashion with bodies close together
and legs moving as one; and each one
at mealtime Wotild take up his plate
l the kitchei Withottt stopping br
droppihg out bf line, bating its eon
tents it his private quartets." Neither
silence hot solitide is how unforeed in
America has produced few greater
men than Edward Liviingston, and it is
past understanding that he should
have proposed as a substitute for cap
ital punishment solitary confinement
for life in a cell painted black, with an
epitaph on the door for the beholder
to shudder at, his food the coarsest
bread and water, his cell a living
grave. While his code never was di
rectly accepted by Louisiana it il
fluenced legislation in several Colin
tries, and parts of it Were adopted ed
tirely in Guatemala.
There is nothing cruel in the lock
step, but it debases a man, and in this
humane age not even criminals shall
further be debased. Stocks and the
whipping-post disappeared about 1S31,
while abroad 1834 saw hanging in
chains, or gibbeting, forbidden by stat
ute. Death by torture Was common at
the beginning of the nuieteenth cr h
tury, While a step back to 1750 carries
us to refinements of cruelty that should
cause the civilized world to blush with
shame for countless years. We have
Just had some illustrations of Chinese
torture, but they seem merciful in com
parison with the methods adopted in
past years by civilized white races.
Some examples of killing by inches
were the "iron coffin of Lyssa," the
"balser de la Vierge," the "chalubre d
crucer" and the "bermicles," In the
iron coffin the prisoner Was laid sO
that he saw the iron lid descending by
an almost imperceptible movement un
til it crushed him, the torture lasting
several days and nights. In the
"baiser de Ia Vierge" the victim was
lowered to the bottom of a shaft pin
ioned and blind-folded. The bandages
being removed from his eyes, he was
ordered to walk down a long corrider
and kiss the brazen statue of the Vir
gin, which stood in a niche at the end.
The instant his lips met those of the
statue a trap door opened under his
feet and he fell on a wheel of spikes
set in motion by an unseen agency.
Boiling to death was a legal mode
of capital punishment in England in
the reign of Henry VIII. The "cham
bre a crucer" was a French variant of
the English custom of pressing to death,
the "chambre" being a shallow, heavy
chest filled with sharp stones, in which
the victim was packed and buried
alive. The "bermlcles" were a favorite
of the Inquisition. The prisoner was
fastened by the neck to a mattress,
while his legs were crushed between
two great logs of wood, on the upper
most of which sat the executioner.
The rack was used in England until
1640; where it went by the name of the
"Duke of Exeter's Daughter." The
British were fond of "hanging, draw
ing and quartering."
The "mazzolata" was an Italian bar
barity. The victim was borne to a
scaffold and forced to his knees. As
he atempted to rise the executioner
struck him in the left temple with a
mace causing him to drop like an ox
and roll over on his back. The execu
tioner then drew his knife and with
a single stroke opened his throat, and
mounting on his abdomen, stamped
violently with his feet. At every
stroke a Jet of blood sprang from the
wound. I have seen hogs killed in the
country in a similar fashion. The his
tory of Venice is full of killing by inch
es in the most diabolical styles.
Breaking on the wheel was the cli
max of torture in France. The vic
tim being tied to the wheel, the exe
cutioner with a heavy mace broke his
arms and legs in twoplaces each, then
added two or three strokes on the
chest, after which the prisoner was
allowed to die in peace. Sometimes he
lingered three or four days before 'the
vital spark fled. When Charles XII of
Sweden had Patkul, ambassador of
Peter the Great, broken on the wheel
he dismissed the officer of the guard
from the army for allowing Patkul's
head to be struck off before life wan
The British Invention of blowing
from cannon is one of the most hor
rible forms of IlUlisihmneIt ever dIe
vised, but it subjugated India, and is
apologized for. When thie guos went
off in the Sepoy Mutiny :ihowers of hu
man fragments tilled the air. A little
more than 1(5) years ago a thief was
burned at the stake in Berlin. The
awful punishment of "pelne forte et
dure" was inflicted on Giles Corey at
Salem, Mass., in 1692. He was strap
ped to a board which was laid on the
ground. Then a door was lifted from
its hinges, placed on him and loaded
with stones taken from the road. In
speechless agony be died. So late as
1735 a man was pressed to death in
England. They laid on him first 100
pounds, then a second 100, then 150,
making in all 350 pounds. As this
failed to finish him an additional 50
pounds was laid on,and the execution
er, who weighed about 240, laid him
self on the board.
It is right hard to comprehend that
less than 90 years ago the Connecticut
State prison was the mouth of a for
saken copper mine, secured by a trap
door and descended by a shaft. Sen
tries stood about the yard as the pris
oners came up to work, handcuffed,
fettered and chained in pairs to wheel
Some of the favorite modes of pun
ishment were crucifixion, the garrote
of Spain., the bow-sting of Oriental
despots, the auger of the Persianv..
the ax of England, the guillotine of
'rauc9. smoIaserI% in 3 quajaLy4w
(Britain), sawing in two, exposing to
the hot rays of the sun after shaving of
the eyelashes, impalement, keelhaul
ing, dismembetment, stoning, Walking
the plank and tying up by the thumbs.
The Chitfese thaln i ictim db*n and
let Walir drip bn hi forehead until he
ioes tiiisne.-New York Press.
WEW WAiY TO BATCH DEER
Keep Them fro6m Chewing TheirCuds and
Moriarty Finds That You'ie Got 'Em.
A new method of still hunting deer
has beli inveilted by Bill Moriarty, a
licensed guide who is married to an
Oldtowni squa* and bicupies a log
vbamp ob the old "deer drive" tote road
leading from Millinocket to Matta
wamkeag, writes the Norcross, (Me.)
correspondent of the New York Sun.
The road runs through some 10,000
acres Of woodland that has lately been
cut over for spool wood and just come
up to spruts, making the best kind of
deer pastiure ri n pite bf having his
squaw for company, Bill grew lone
some in the woods and two years ago.
reading an advertisement in a hen
paper that a man in Far Hills, N. J.,
had guinea fowls for sale, he sent
away and iiirchased six of the noisiest
ones lie Could get. They multiplied
rapidly. Last fall he was able to count
40 fowl and felt sure there were a
lot more runnin; wild In the woods
which he could not approach. Wishing
to take account of stock, he began to
feed his birds and to lure them to his
camp. While following this praise
worthy employment he learned a new
fact in animal economy, which he in
tends to turn into dollars and cents
It is the custom for deer to go forth
to the clearings and feed on the tender
birch sprouts early in the morning, so
they may be ab:e to return to the woods
and chew their cuds as soon as day
light appears. As the guinea fbwls
are very early risers and as they always
make loud outcries the moment they
fly from their roosts, the advent of
so many clamorous birds in the forest
greatly disturbed the deer, interfering
with the cud-chewing process and
leadiig to dyspepsia and other stomach
trohbles of a grave nature. Like all
ruminating animals, deer have several
stmhachs in which to store their food.
The first stomach or "peck,' as the
hunters call it, is a receptacle for the
fresh sprouts as they come from the
stumps. This raw material must be
raised to the animal's mouth and
chewed li a "ncud" before it can be
digested in the second stomach.
If the cud chewing operation is de
layed for longer than an hour, the
green twigs generate gases, which dis
tend the stomachs of the deer to such
an extent that they are unable to run.
A guinea hen, while very noisy, is ex
ceedingly shy, and possesses the rare
faculty of knowing when to speak and
when to preserve silence, As the birds
strolled through the woods where the
deer were taking a supplementary
breakfast mhany of them indulged in
their usual matin song. As soon as
the deer heard the discordant notes
they swallowed their half-masticated
cuds and were full of terrors, ready to
flee at the sight of any moving object.
The snorting of the deer and the sound
of their moving about were enough to
frighten the guinea fowl into silence,
whereupon the deer, hearing no more
cause for fear resumed their cuds.
No sooner were the deer quiet than the
guinea hens began again, and once
more the deer arose in great fright.
The result was that before noon the
deer were in such a condition that a
man could walk up to them and catch
a whole herd,
No sooner had Moriarty made this
discovery than he knew that his for
tune was made as a deer hunter, if he
could keep his process a secret from
the other guides. This summer he has
reared about 200 guinea chicks, which
will be big enough to fly and sing
when open time on deer begins, on
Oct. 1. The deer are still frightened
when tllhey hear the birds, and the
fowl hold the deer in such wholesome
respect that they cannot be induced to
display their musical talents while the
deer are near. Unless all the wise
plans miscarry Bill and his guinea
fowls will give the visitors some good
hlunting on the old Millinocket tract
Why Ladysmith Was Not Attacked.
The natural question, "When do
you mean to take Ladysmith?" being
put to our Boer captors, all with one
accord affirmed, with the utmost con
fidence, that they would do so shortly,
but that they were in no violent hurry
to carry out the operation. Delenda
eat Carthago was easier said than
done, and here it never passed be
yond the stage of threat. On my
pointing out to the anxious listeners
that in their place we would not sit
down and rest content with looking
at it, hoping the wall would come to
us, and so save our having to go to
the wall, like Mohammed, they had
a ready to hand. "Were the com
mandant general" (meaning General
Joubert), one of them insubordinately
answered, "to order me to go and
attack Ladysmith tomorrow, I should
refuse point blank, and my comrades
would do likewise. Most of us have
wives and children, and we don't
want to be killed!" To meet the case,
some one suggested that the young
unmarried men might be suitably em
ployed in the assault; but this did not
appear to find favor with any young
Where He Drew the Line.
"You are sure you have that con
lidence in me that is so essential in
choosing a life partner?" she said in
quiringly. "You trust me fully'?"
"Oh, implicitly,' he replied. "I
would trust you with my life. Only
show me how I can prove it."
"I will," she said with a happy sigh.
"Anything you ask," he interrupted.
"The promise is given beforehand.
For you 1 would go through Niaga,.a
whirlpool in a barrel, I would cross
the ocean in an open boat."
"Promise me," she repeated slowly
and deliberately, "that when we are
married you will put your bank ac
count to my name."
However, of course, there are limi
tations to even the most devoted love,
and so he left her weeping over the
hollowness and mockery of masculine
It Wes os Recommended.
"The dog you sold me yesterday
would have eaten my little girl up this
morning if she had not been rescued."
"But you insisted on having a dog
that was fond of children."-New York
In 18i about a fifth of the coined
silver of the world was in the United
States. France had about as much.
Germany had about one-twentieth g.c
great ritpaU about 9il-fortleth.
SHtE TORN THi HAT.
mes-Tsmp.rrd We. b veea e Y so
The third time it was Sent back
home and was still too small she be
gsa to feel discoured. A tight yhat
is even more uncomfortable than tight
boots and too many headaches were
already due to this mistaken millii
aery purchase. When she had frst
put the thing on she had realised it
was too small, but the milliner, had
of course, told her it was because
she was suffering from swelled head
or that she wore her hair the wrong
way, or anything but that there
could be something the matter with
the hat. The woman insisted on ex
pansion, hoiever, so the hat, accord
ing to the milliner, was duly expand
ed. The woman wore it once, to re
tire with such a headache as she had
never known before. If there is more
exquisite torture than a heavy hat
pressing upon the head in the wrong
spot it was known only to the Spanish
inquisition. The woman went to the
milliner and insisted upon further ex
pansion, and then, as the headache ex
perience was repeated, she went a
third tire. Each time no change in
the hat beyond a slight alteration in
the trimming was noticeable, and
when the third attempt was followed
by a third headache the woman just
sat down and wrote the muliner a note
saying it was no use-the hat must be
made yet larger at any cost and what
ever the trouble. A few days later
the hat came back. Such a looking
piece of millinery as it was. There
may or may not have been some spite
about it, but every vestige of beauty
and smoothness had been removed,
while the sole attempt toward recti
fying the real wrong was a kind of bay
window in black velvet built out under
the brim over the face, and adding to
both the weight and the warmth of
the article. Being notoriously amiable
in disposition the woman viewed the
wreck of her once pretty but never
comfortable hat philosophically. She
even put it on and wore it. She re
turned home, every nerve in her head
throbbing and temper to match. It
only needed a glance at the glass to
remind her how utterly without style
and unbecoming the thing was. The
woman tok that hat and tore it up
thoroughly, completely. She broke a
fingernail doing it, but no puppy with
his teeth could have accomplished
more in so short a space of time. Then
she had a good cry, felt better, went
downtown, and ordered another hat,
at another milliner's. The next day
she gathered together every scattered
thread of the one-time hat, and
carefully tissue-papering and box
ing them, rang for a messenger boy
and sent the whole off to the milliner.
"Yes, it's paid," she said, in recounting
the experience to another woman. "Of
course, I catl't afford to go off onf such
an expensive tear as that very often,
but once in a while it does you a lot
of good." The remarkable thing was
that the other woman, who is all that
is lamb-like, was not a bit shocked,
as you might have expected. "Do you
know," she said, thoughtfully, "I've
often wanted to tear things up that
way, but I never quite had the courage.
Now that you've confessed what
you've done I mean to try it for my
self some time, so I do."-New York
Spain and South Ameries,
Much interest will center in the pro
posed Spanish-South American con
gress which is to meet. as now
planned, in Madrid in October hext.
The political results of such a gath
ering will not be serious enough to
arouse any excitement or affect the
plicy of the United States, but it will
be interesting to note how close in
sympathy and political alliance the
South American states can get to the
mother country, now that so many
years have elapsed since they took the
sword and cut the apron strings.
Englishmen have declared that the
school histories of the United States
are responsible for the fact that
Young America continues fighting
John Bull at Ooncord, an operation
that never fails to revive old animos
Where Wequitoes Are Thikr,
"We have to fight mosquitoes all
night," said one of the Washington
night policemen at the white house.
"This is the worst place in town for
them. There is no opportunity to take
a nap around here. The big mosquitoes
would drive a hole in you before you
could get your eyes half closed. The
electric light on the front porch is the
main attraction that draws them to
the building. They swarm around the
light and occasionally fly in the front
door when it is opened for some one te
enter. The residence portion of the
house is thoroughly protected with the
best fly screens, but despite these a
good many of the pestiferous insects
get In to make trouble. Once in, they
hunt places to begin propagating."
Before the advance of the personally
conducted globe-trotter, even the anwful
mysteries of Mount Slnnl are not safe.
It is proposed to build a railway up
the historic mountain, .nd to erect a
siation at the spot where, according to
tradition, Moses received the com
mandments. To many people this en
terprise will seem not only Incongru
ous, but almost irreverent.
The statement of the British com.
mander-in-chief that to carry the colors
into battle under the modern conditions
of warfare will be an act of suicide, is
well grounded. They would only be a
mark for "weapzns of precision," while
thie victim would, from a military poinl
of view, fall in vain, since his rank
would not be high enough to give pro
motion. It is a serious blow to the ro
mance of war.
Senator Hoar's Readling.
Senator Hoar of Massachusetts, when
asked recently what he had been read
ing of late, replied: "For serious work,
'Thavid Harum'; for light reading and
ar-usement, I've been going through
Egyptian children 4,000 years ago
played with dolls, but there is no evi
dence that they had cellar doors and
rai-barrcls to slide on and "holler"
A contemporary expresses surprise
because the author of "The Beauties of
IHome" has just deserted a wife and
I seven children. Perhaps he referred to
somebody else's home.
A girl, too, may be the architect of
her own fortunes, but a preference for
building air-castles in Itself shows so
far she's not a designing woman,
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IDOCTOR OP LAW&
Mis A. O eeIa de lhat ot
, O& t a I eond a ts gabr,
Edinburgh uaniversity kas long been
noted as nsd ci the most 6oeieriaiiv*
as well as onea of th best of thi liti
tutions of iarning in Europe it iasd
therefore, a surprise when the board
of managers recently conferred upon
Miss Eleanor A. Ormerod the honorary
degree of LL. D. The lady has a world
wide reputation as an entomologist,
having for the last twenty-three years
devoted great attention to the study of
various insect pests. She is the young
est daughter of the late George Orme
rod ef Sadbhry Park, Gloscestershire.
In 1858 she began to study entomology
from pure love of it, and fifteen years
later was awarded a silver medal of
the Royal Horticultural soioety for a
remarkable collection of drawings and
models illustrative of insect pests and
their depredations. Miss Ormerod's
scientific help has ever been available
to any applicant at home or abroad
without fee or reward. On an average
1,500 letters are received and replied to
annually. From every quarter of the
globe these letters come, and Miss br
merod has an almost unique knowledge
of languages. She reads freely Latin
French, German, Italian and Spanish
and, with a dictionary at hand, also
Russian, Dutch and Norwegian. Miss
Ormerod is a member or corresponding
member of many scientific societies,and
she has been for years in constantly
recurring communication with the
heads of the entomological depart
ments of the British colonies and Am
The Congregationalist of Boston con.
tains a surprising article by Rev.
Charles Sheldon, of Topeka, who says
the conventional church prayer meet
ing is a failure. "If hundreds of min
isters would speak out their honest
feelings," he says, "they would franaly
confess that their prayer meetings, as
now conducted, are a disappointment.
Why should they not acknowledge to
the public what they are so ready to
affirm to one another? With all respect
and veneration for the church fathers
who have preceded me, I frafillly be
lieve that many usages still connected
with the prayer meeting are as much
out of place as a cradle in a wheat field.
The present use of the prayer meeting
is not satisfactory. I do not know how
many times in past years I have heard
the question, 'Why don't more men go
to the prayer meeting?' and if i dared
to add my answer to those already
given, it would be, 'Because too often
they know they would not get any
thing by going.' "
Is it against the law to spend money
in Boston's suburbs? The Boston Globe
says: "The fellow who is passing $1
bills in East Cambridge will do well to
remember that the jail is handy by."
It is estimated that to about 2,500,000
persons in this country e'eotricity con
tributes a means of livelihood.
A central station in Berlin, Germany,
is distributing electric power to 1,700
motors, aggregating 6,110 horse power.
The long-distance telephonic trans
mission now commercially carried on
between St. Louis and Boston, a dis
tance of 1,400 miles, is the longest tele
phonic service in the world.
The magnitude of the street railway
mail service Is shown by the fact that
this year a full $250,000 has been ap
propriated for electric and cable mail
The capital value of the power de
veloped by the Niagara Falls is equal
to $1,000,000, and a large part of this
perpetual capital is being made avail
able by electric lower.
The Postmaster General of Paris
has, according to recent advices, pre
pared a bill for the gradual adoption
of motor cars and omnibuses by the
postoflice for the use of carriers in the
delivery of the mall.
The locomotives of the Wilmington
and Northern Railroad that are fitted
with electric headlights have also been
equipped with electric lamps, operated
from the dynamo circuits, for the illu
mination of the cab gauges.
SBerlin is to have a combination elee
trlc street railway, part of the system
belng an elevated road operated on the
trolley system and-the other portion
an underground system, the cars run
ning in tunnels. Electric power will
also be used here.
About two years ago the Cincinnati
Street Railway Company laid some
steel ties experimentally, but nothing
has been heard of steel ties for a long
time. Recent examination of these
ties show such good results that the
company will now lay a considerable
number of them.
Still MLore Counterfeiting.
The Secret Service has unearthed another
band of counterfeiters and secured a large
quantity of bogus bills, which are so cleverly
executed that the average person would never
suspect them of being spurious. Things of
great value are always selected for imita
tion, notably, Hoetetter's Stomach Bitters,
which has many imitators but no equals for
disorders like indigestion, dyspepsia, con
stipation, nervousness and general debl:lty.
Always go to reliable druggists who have
the reputation of giving what you ask for.
After a woman has sent her trunk to the
station shelles aw 0ke all night remembering
two buttonholes she forgot to work.
A traveling salesman in each Southern
State; $50 to $60 per month and traveling ex
peanses; experience not absolutely necessary.
AddresPsEICaBTOBACCO W'OaKs Co., Pen
Photographers are seldom true to nature.
No one ever saw a small boy as clean as he
appears in a picture.
An advertisement for clerical supply
in an English parish tells the prospee
tive temporary preacher that he would
have "light duty" and "small pony-car
riage." A man by the name of Paul
once gave a different impression of
ministerial work; but then, some per
sons do not regard the apostle as up-to
There was a time, not very long ago,
when the mere announcement that a
professional pugilist hoped to engage
in a base-ball game would have been
treated as a subject for derision. If
base-ball retrogrades much farther It
soon will be in a position to be elevated
by any prize flgi~ter who will notice it.
A company of pretty Georgia gir'Is
has made application to be mustered
in as a detachment of the national
guard. If that request is granted the
Georgia militia probably will beat the
world at dress parader.
A Pittsburg paper says that a scaly
monster resembling a gigantic allign
tor has been patrolling the river at that
place lately. There evidently is a
moonshine distillery in operation some
where in western Pennsylvania,
sns roer the Dewels.
to matter wbat abls you beadaehe to a
aeer, you will sever got weli Imttl yer
bowels are put right. aso ans mhep
hattem, Eli. you without a gripp r pal,
E mao y natiral movements, eom Fet
2deb ts to start gettla yoer health
O-e oassue Candy Oethatle, the
-gault put sep in metal boxes, ery tab
let hasu .3.. stampd on it; Beware of
The bighest ambitoin of a can-spenet is
to getitself lestin a basket on the way to a
Mrs.* iso*'s S~tthfag Syrup forohildres
teetbllg sooftens the gtma reduciaj infiama
tionsllays pal. niute wiOd aolic ma bottle
An old jug fetched £186 at a Londot auo
tlon. It was of mottled brown stoneware,
and bore the date11 l6.
if yot want "good digestion to wait upon
yohr oppetete yo shoutld always chew a bar
of Adams' Tutti Frutti.
It is said the mssin troops will follow the
American boys out of China. W,l they
Couldn't follow a finer sot of men or profit
by s sounder example.
Each idckdsg of 1PtyAs AssLzss Din
colors more goods than any other dye sad
colors them better too Sold by all
$xpetirints tsiade by German physician
have sho*n that About a, per cent of all
school children hate sote defect In their
To Care a Cold to One Dade
Take rXAnrv BsOEO QuvIr Ws TaSLtm. All
druggits refund the money if It fails to cure.
E. W. Gaos's sitgnstire is oa seat box. 9c.
One of the most demoraliltng habits we
fgrm in life is the habit of doilg without
things we want.
Carter's Ink is just as cheap as poor ink and
is the best ink made. Always use Carter's.
One demand of the coal miners is that a ton
of coal shall not weigh more thar ALO0
pounds. Some day the consumers win otga.
nize and demand that a ton shall weigh at
leatst half that much.
Plso' Cure cannot be too highly spoken of
as a cough cure.--J. W. O'Barl., 855 Third
Ave., N., Minneapolis. Minn, Jan:, t, 1900.
"What a terrible discursive tarker flffTer
Is." Yee; all you can do Is to start him on
some other subject and hope he will get
around to the one you want him to talk
The Best Prescription for Cillle
and Fever is a bottle of GRnov's TAsTarus
CHILL ToxIC. It is simply iron and quniine in
a tasteless form. No cure-no pay. Price S00c.
if all hie s'.!oifs of prominent and wealthy
families c~t to eiotk it mfay become unfash
ionable to be in society,
We offer One Hundred Doll r" Reward for
any ca e of Cdtarrh that cannot b: cured by
Hall's Catarrh Cue.
F. J. CHIEKrvY Co., P ops., Toledo, 0.
', the undersigned, have known F. J. Che
ney iar the la't 11 years, and believe h'm per
fectly honorable in all business transactions
and fnancially able to carry ot any obligs
ton mrde by (their firm.
Was? ATzix, Wholeeale Druggists, Toledo,
WALDnro, KgrwAl & Mnvrt, Wholesale
Druggists, Toledo, Ohio.
Hall's Catarrh Cure ttaken internally, act
nlug directly upon the blood and mucous sir
laces of the system. Price, 7c. per bottle. Sold
by all Druggiste. Testimonials free.
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
Women do just as much thinkIng as men,
but they dilute their thoughts with unneces
It was Voltaire who said:
"People whose bowels are
freed by an easy, regular move
ment every morning are mild,
affable, gracious, kind. A 'No'
from their mouth comes with
more grace than a 'Yes' from"
the mouth of one who is con
Such is Voltaire's testimonial
to the value of Ayer's Pills.
J. C. AYER COMPANY,
Practicl Chemists, Lowell, Mars.
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&.er's Pilks I Ayer's Cherry Pectoral
Ayer's Ague Cure Ayer's Comatuos
, H STOPPEDS
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all female disesse. Sed tampFRE
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* is unusual with " Five-Cent cigar u
• smokers," but it has been the every
* day experience of hundreds of thou- •
• sands of men who have smoked
C Old Virginia Cheroots I
* during the last thirty years, because •
they are just as good now-in fact,!
* better than when they were first made. *
* Three hundred million Old Virginia Cheroots smoked thisl
year. Ask your own dealer. Price, 3 for 5 cents.
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In this workaday world few woem
are so placed that pBhysic zerti
is not constantly demanded of theme
in their daily life.
Mrs. lnkham makes a speeial sppl
to mothers of large families whe
weok ii oever done, and many of
whom seter, and suffer for Tack of
To women. oung or old, rich or
poor, Mrs. P ,nkha, of L , Mass.,
extends her invitation of aree dvice.
Oh, women I do not let your lives be
msarileed when a word from Mrs.
Pinkham, at the first approach of
tKs. C~.nam Bxu.vnis.I
weakness, may ill your future years
with healthy joy.
"When I began to take Lydia E
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound I was
not able to do my housework. I suf
fered terribly at time of menstruation.
Several doctorW told me they could do
nothing for me. Thanks to Mrs. Pink
ham's advice and medicine I am now
well, and can do the work for eight io
" I wroldd recommend Lydia E
Pinkhsm's Vegetable Compound to all
mothers with large families."-Mns.
Chast BLLUazIL.x, Ltudington, Mich.
An Eastern editor complains because
he kissed a Boston girl and caught the
measles. Well, it might have been
worse; suppose he had caught the girl!
Dr. Bull's Cough
Cures a cough or cold at e. rup
Coaquers croup, bronchhitS.
grippe and consumption. :sc.
"All the Sweetness of Livinr Bloeom,," tle mater
less per fume Murray & Laniann Fieloid WateW
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a trial of W. X. Doug
las $3 or 03.50 shoes
will eeavinee you that
they are just as good
In every wy and eoot
from t to S1.50 less.
We are the largest makers of men's $3
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other two mamufacturers In the UI. 5.
Th r reptattam of W. L.
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the aIsdard bee always been
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d eeoMthaa ey othe make is because THE
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