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What Jlmrnle Wa Writing.
ijarrct Wendell, or Harvard, who
writes English cveD more admirably
than he teaches it, was citing ex
amples of anti-climax, cays an x
rt. ot-uuuiuiaaiQr, ue saia, naa a
visitor. He took this visitor to the
playground. Her half a dozen, boys
were at play, while-a seventh, a lad of
most intelligent appearance, sat writ
ing under a tree.
" 'The boy at work,' said the school
master, 'is Brown. I am proud of
him. See him, how diligently he ap
plies himself, while his friends waste
their time in idleness. I wonder what
he can be'writing? Tomorrow's Latin
prose, I fancy. We'll find out'
"He called Brown to him.
" 'Here, Jimmy, let me see thai,' he
said, and he extended his hand for the
"But the boy flushed and hung back.
"'No, sir he stammered. 'I don'i
" 'Note his modesty,' the schoolmas
ter whispered to his friend. Then he
"'Gome on, Jimmy; come on. Let
me pee what you have been writing i
"Still the boy demurred. But the
pchool master, insisting, at last se
cured the paper, and this is what he
found on it, written in neat imitation
of a feminine hand:
"'Please excuse my son. James,
from school today, as he is needed at
Elderly Lady Had Buelnea Ideas, Too.
"Ever hear the story of how W. W.
Corcoran, the millionaire art lover who
built the Corcoran gallery in Wash
ington, D. C, was thrown down by axr
elderly maiden?" asked James Follans
bee, of Baltimore, according to th6
Milwaukee Sentinel. "You will recol
lect that Corcoran owned the Arlinjr
ton Hotel in Washington. Patronage
was so good that the quarters becama
cimned, and additional land was
needed for an extension to the build
ing. The lot adjoining to the rear va9
owned by an elderly lady, being a por
tion of her back yard. The million
aire hostelry keener ereatlv desired
this parcel of land and for months was
cogitating how he would approach Ma
i.eighbor. She being wealthy, he
came to the conclusion to be entirely
frank with her, satisfied that she would
not hold him up if he divulged his plan?
not hold him up he divulge 1 his plar.3
to her. So he sat down and wrote he
letter in which he astcM her bc.v
much she wanted for her back Aard.
as he intended to enlarge Ms hotel.
The same day he receive! a neat per
fiiuiPd note from his ne -ihLor whitb
" 'How much do you wirnt or your
!. el. we need it to enlig our bacK
- THESCH0OLa6OMAMOB6UETRAH STRIKES II
LOAD OF DYNAMITE
Terrible Calamity at the School at
Pleasant Ridge, 0.
The effort to comply with the Blb
i'cal injunction, to answer a fool ac
cording to his folly, has cost many a
man his reputation for wisdom.
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i Score of Children Precipitat
ed Into the Onthome Ynnlt and
Many of Them Killed.
Cincinnati, Sept 24. At least nine
school girls were suffocated ?n a vault,
Friday, during the afternoon recess at
Pleasant Ridge public school house,
and a score of others narrowly escaped
the same horrible death.
Loretta Finke, Cincinnati.
All of the victims were from primary
grades. On opposite sides of the spa
cious ground in the rear of the sub
urban school building are two out
houses. At recess, about 30 young
girls were in the outhouse assigned to
them, when the floor gave way, pre
cipitating them into a stone walled
cesspool 12 feet deep and containing
four feet of sewage. The frantic strug
gles of those who were on top kept at
least nine underdeath the mire until
they were dead. The frame shed over
the sewer was about 20 feet square,
without windows, and had only one
narrow doorway, so that only one girl
escaped falling. She ran into the school
building an.i told the teachers what
had happened. Principal T. L. Sim
merman and seven female teachers ran
to the rescu,e. Principal Simmerman
secured a ladder on which the drenched
girls climbed out, most of them faint
ing as soon as they reached the sur
face, owercome by fright and sewer
The teachers were soon re-enforced
by the entire population of the suburb,
the police and fire departments ren
dering effective service.
Principal Simmerman finally fainted.
Then others lifted out dead bodies un
til the death pool was cleared- Those
rescued alive presented such an appear
ance as to make many in the crowd
of spectators faint.
I'aed K1k For a Hope.
James Smith, aged 14, a pupil,
climbed to the roof of the t'chool house
and got the flag, which was made intc
a rope that rescued several.
John Steinkamp, when his daughter
was not among those brought out alive,
entered the vault, and carried out sev
eral bodies, among them that of his
daughter. Then he fainted. At the
same time there were other parents
in the waiting crowd that fainted when
it was announced that all of the living
had been rescued and their children
were still missing. In addition to the
funerals that are announced for Sun
day, there will be memorial services
in the three churches of the village.
Janitor Blames School Doard.
Reports about the floors having giv
en way last year are denied by the
school trustees. They say that the
floors were repaired during the sum
mer vacation, and nothing wrong was
noticed with the girders. Janitor Smith
says that he had told members of the
board that the place was not safe. Cor
oner Weaver had the wrecked girders
preserved. It is said that toe timbers
were found to be rotten, and that one
of them was spliced. The girders will i
be brought to Cincinnati for examina
tion at the inquest.
Fast Freight on Baltimore & Ohio
Wrecked Near North Branch, Va.
TWO TRAINMEN WERE KILLED
The Locomotive and Several Can
Completely Demolished, While the
Engineer Was Slowly Cooked
to Death Under De'irla.
Cumberland, Md., Sept. 24. A fast
freight on the Baltimore & Ohio rail
road struck a wagon loaded with 750
pounds of dynamite at a crossing at
North Branch, W. Va., Friday after
noon. Two trainmen were killed and
nine persons were injured, three of
them seriously. James Laing, driver
of the dynamite wagon, escaped injury,
except the rupture of the ear drums.
The horses were unharmed, although
thrown over a fence, but several small
buildings, the locomotive and several
cars were demolished, while windows
half a mile away on a mountain were
According to witnesses, L,alng, hear
ing the train, became terrified and
stopped on the track. The wagon was
three feet of clearing the train when
the locomotive struck the rear end.
The rails were thrown out of the bed
and twisted surpentine.
Engineer Pike was held under iron
scraps on top of the boiler while slow
ly cooking to death. It required four
men to extricate him. The explosion
knocked nearly every person in tha
neighborhood down, hurled Hunter
Bowen through a roof, but did not hurt
him, and threw pieces of Iron 20U
A Boy's Industry in Writing.
Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt, the
president of the Woman Suffrage As
Eociation, was citing diplomatic ways
of making children work.
A Chicago woman," she said, "has
a little boy who hates to practice writ-
ing. Last fall she told me that in
this matter of writing she could do
nothing with the lad. But in Decem
ber, when I met her again, she said,
"'well, Harry spends quite two
tours a day now at his writing regu
" 'How in the world,' said I, 'did you
bring this miracle to pass?'
"The woman winked slightly.
" 'I told him,' she said, 'to make out.
In his very .best hand, a list of every
thing he wanted for Christmas, and
be has been at it ever gince"
EQUAL TO THE EMERGENCY
Colored Preacher Who Was Bight at
Home on Any Text Suggested.
As an old colored preacher who had been
conducting a revival meeting was reach
ing the end of his series, relates the Indian-
spous jews, ne appearea oeiore toe con.-
gresration one night and spoke thus:
uretrtren and sistren, l come beio yon
all wholly unprepared with my text. I nab
been preachm all so ts of taiis;s, and. to
FOUR KILLED BY TRAIN.
rarty of Kour People Returning
Krom Church Meet Sudden Death
at Draddock, Pa.
Pittsburg, Sept. 24. Two men, a
woman and a baby were killed at
Braddock Friday night by a Pennsyl
vania express train. The party had
just alighted from a street car flhd
started across the tracks on the way
home. The woman and baby were
thrown 75 yards. The body of the
woman was cut in two, and the bodies
of the men were mangled.
Mrs. Antony Augustinowicz.
Infant son of John Romanowski.
The party was returning from
church, where the baby was christened.
The mother of the infant was too ill to
show the brethren and sistren that I have
not said all that 1 know, 1 will ask that
some membah of this congregation suggest
a subject and 1 will preach about it to
For several minutes there was an embar
rassing silence while the minister scowled
over the top of his classes, waiting for
some one to propose a topic. Ixo one seemed
anxious to take advantage ot the oppor
tunity, until finally a little fellow in the
back part of the church veiled out: "Pills."
There was a snicker as the preacher cleared
bis voice and said:
"Pills. I hab been requested by some
membah. of dis congregation to discourse
befo' you all on 'pills.' Now. brethren and
sistren, I am not famuiah wid the ways of
medicine for 1 am a preacher man, but as
I said I would talk on any subject that was
proposed, 'pills' will be my text. Now, to
begin with, there are quinine pills, calomel
pills, big pills and little puis, and a thou
sand kind of other pills what the doctor do
nrescribe when the flesh am sick. But I
j propose to talk to you about de kind of
! medicine what de soul needs when it am
Was Foolish Enough to Sass a Post
mistress and Soon. Learned
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I had a money order on a village post
office in Michigan " said the Chicago drum
pier, relates the Daily News of that city,
'and when I went in to get it cashed I
found a postmistress instead of a postmas
ter. She was gabbing away with another
woman and, being in a hurry, I spoke to
her rather sharply. In fact, I asked her
if Uncle Sam employed her to gossip about
her neighbors. In reply, she looked at the
order and said:
" 'James M. Blank, eh? Well, sir, you
will have to be identified.'
"1 had half a dozen letters, but she
shook her head. 1 showed her rrty initials
on ray collar, but it was no go. I had
eassed her and she had a chance to get
even and, as a matter of fact, she kept me
in that town for two whole days, and
would then hardly believe a lawjer who
came 20 miles to identify me.
"It's safe enough to sass your landlady
when you are not behind on Tour board.
but don't try it on a postmistress, who has
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NOTABLE CAREER CLOSED.
The Death of Chief Joseph of
Ne Perce, Clone n Ro
Receive ConRral nlutlonn From
Friend on Fiftieth Anniversary
of Entrance Into the Navy.
Washington, Sept. 24. Admiral
George Dewey on Friday received the
congratulations of his fellow officers
and friends on the fiftieth anniversary
of his entry into the naval service. Of
the 73 midshipmen who entered the
naval academy on September 23, 1854,
the admiral is the only one on tho
active list, and only seven of that
number are on the retired list. The
admiral is in his sixty-seventh year.
The president sent Admiral Dewey a
letter of congratulation, together with
a handsome bouquet of flowers.
Butte, Mont., Sept. 24. The death of
Chief Joseph, of the Nez Perces closes
the career of one of the greatest
fighters in the early days of mdian
campaigning in Montana. Chief Jo
seph sprang into prominence as a re
sult of a raid made by the Nes Perces
under him in 1877, when, wkh about
300 of his followers, Chief Joseph, mak
ing desperate efforts to resist the en
croachments of the whites upon -his
-lands in Willola valley, Idaho, went
upon the warpath, massacrelng the set
tlers in Willola valley.
Chief Joseph's last battle was in the
Bear Paw mountains, where bn was
trapped by Gen. Nelson A. -Miles. It
was this battle that brought Gen.
Miles prominently before the Fllic.
VESUVIUS AGAIN ACTIVE
DR. SAMUEL IVES CURTISS
Crnnt Around Crater Hroken and
Produce Magnificent Flurrle
of Red Hot Ashes.
Naples, Sept. 24. Vesuvius is grad
ually becoming more active. The crust
around the crater has broken away,
and produces magnificent flurries of
red hot ashes and sparks of fire, which
rise occasionally in immense columns
to a height of 700 feet, accompanied by
loud detonations and slight earth'
quakes, the sound resembling a bom
bardment by artillery.
The eruption Friday was the most
spectacular seen in the last ten years
A great stream of lava was discharged,
threatening wide destruction. The
spectacle was watched by thousands
of awestricken persons.
Professor of Old Testament Litera
ture in Chicago Theological Sem
inary. Dead In London.
London, Sej?t. 24. Dr. Samuel Ives
Curtiss, D. D., professor of Old Testl
ment literature and interpretation at
the Chicago Theological Seminary ,died
at St. Bartholomew's hospital hers
Thursday evening. He went to see his
London publishers in the morning, and
while in their offices suffered a stroke
of apoplexy. He never reconred con
Peace Xegrotlatlons Resumed.
Buenos Ayres, fcept. 24. Peare ne
gotiations between the government of
Paraguay and the revolutionists have
been resumed, but the basis for them
is not disclosed. The belief in official
circles is that they will result favor
Cranberries Ruined by Front.
Sandwich, Mass., Sept. 24. Frcst has
ruined a large part of the cranberry
crop. The loss amounts to thousands
Washington Wins Prize Drill.
San Francisco, Sept. 24. Announce
ment of the winners of the cash prize
drills of cantons attending the sov
ereign grand lodge, I. O. O. F., was
made Friday night. The first prize
Df $1,000 was won by the Washington
(D. C.) canton.
Killed by & Train.
St Louis, Sept 24. While walking
along the Big Four tracks at Granite
City, III., John Hamilton was struck
by a train and killed. H. J. Sharp, a
friend, who was a few feet behind him,
had a narrow escape.
Korean Wreckers Executed.
New York, Sept 24. Japanese mili
tary authorities, according to the Her
ald's Seoul correspondent, have exe
cuted three Koreans caught, August
27, wrecking the Seoul-Wiju railroad.
Investigation showed they were em
ployed by Russian sympathizers.
For a Biff Wolf Hunt.
Lawton, Okla., Sept 24. The citi
zens of Chattanooga, in the big pas
ture reserve of Oklahoma, are making
preparations for a big wolf hunt to
take place Boon.
Washington, Sept. 24. A general or
der issued at the navy department
greatly simplifies the method of con
tracting with the railroad companies
for the transportation of officers and
men. It is one of several moves re
cently made by Secretary Morton to
cut out some of the red tape
Story Without Foundation.
Venice, Sept 24. The report pub
lished In the United States by a news
agency that an attempt had been made
to assassinate Don Carlos, the Spanish
pretender, is without foundation
It's a shame that men are not as smart at
45 as they thought they were at 25. Chi
The czar's new baby has heaps of trou
ble before him. Incidentally, he has got to
learn to talk Russian. Boston Globe.
"Wisdom is better than rubies," de
clared Solomon. And now, some centuries
later, this opinion has been confirmed in
Germany where they manufacture by
chemical process, while you wait, a just-as-good
article-in this line of gems at a
price within the reach of all or nearly
all. How much better wisdom is than
rubies is' shown by the fact that wisdom
can now make rubies, while whole oodles
of rubies Lave failed in numerous recorded
instances to make a man wise. Indianap
Piso's Cure cannot be too highly spoken of
as a cough cure. J. W. O'Brien, 322 Third
Ave., N., Minneapolis, Minn., Jan. 6, 1900.
"A judge will sit on his bench all dsy and
ssy, 50 times: 'You are discharged,' " re
marked the observer of events and things;
"but when he coes home and his wife re
quests him to go into the kitchen and re
peat moi-e uru xo iue xuuk uc icu.
for the woods. lookers Statesman.
children through derangement of the genera
tive organs. Mrs. Beyer advises women to use
Lydia E Pfnkham's Vegetable Compound
aDKAB Mrs. PrNKnAii: I suffered with stomach complaint for
years. I got so bad that I could not carry my children but five months.
then would have a miscarriage. The last time I became pregnant, my
husband got me to take Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound.
After taking the first bottle I -svas relieved of the sickness of stomach.
and began to feel better in every way. I continued its use and was
enabled to carry my baby to maturity. I now have a nice baby girl,
and can work better than I ever could before. I am like a new wo
man." Mrs. Frank Beyer, 22 S. Second St, Meriden, Conn.
Another case which proves that no other medicine
in the world accomplishes the same results as
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound.
" Dear Mrs. Pinkhaji : I was married
for five years and gave birth to two pre
mature children. After that I took
L.ydia E. Piiikham's Vegetable Com
pound, and it changed me from a weak,
nervous woman to a strong, happy and
healthy wife within seven months. With
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Actual sterility In woman is very rare. If any woman thinks
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FORFEIT " ws eannot forthwith produce the original letters and signatures of
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Xydia E. PiokUam Med. Co., Lynn, filmss-
The Way It Feel.
Child (in berth of night steamer)
Mummy, I'm so sleepy. I want to go to
Mother But you are in bed. dear.
"No. I'm not. I'm in a chest of drawersl"
THE STRAIN OF WORK.
Best of Backs Give Out Under the Burden
of Daily Toil.
Lieut. George Q. Warren, of No. 8
Chemical, Washington, D. C, says:
"It's an honest fact that Doan's Kidney
Pills did me a great
lot of good, and if
It were not true I
would, not recom
mend them. It -as
the strain of lift
ing" that brought
on kidney trouble
and weakened my
back, but since
ning Doan's Kid
ney Fills I have lifted six hundred
pounds and f el t no bad effects. I have
not felt the trouble come back since,
although I had suffered for five or six
years, and other remedies had not
helped me at all.".
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"You said you were going to see that I
was well taken care of.'
"Did I?" rejoined Senator Sorghum.
"Ye6. sir. And now I want to know
whether you are going to keep your prom
"Mr dear sir. that was not a promise.
That was a prophecy." Washington Star.
Why He Studies Law.
Wall Street So your son is studvine law.
Do you expect that he will stick to it?
Speculator (Jh. no: I lust want him to
know enough about it so that he will be
able to evade it successfully. Detroit Free
How About an American?
A London traveler finds that the Eng
lish telephone girl is slow and indifferent:
the French, intractable and impertinent:
the Italian, lazy. Indianapolis News.
Surely, says Faith, the Providence which
hath made time too valuable to be used in
chewing food will not withhold a specific
cure for indigestion. Puck.
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