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My first rcmciabraiHi j of our old
Aunt Chilly wuh when, hotmokeoper
at iny rr.iiiiliKolhcr'M, Blie nailed about
throu tin- liall and library in a
bright diets and Miowy apron, with an
energetic Mug (o her brilliant turban,
arranging flowers and dusting china;
or w in ii the stood In the great kit lien
with oik; hand raised to her click
and "boused do niggahfl." We chllliou
had tueh w hole::o;ne awe of her that if
wo were planning mischief the cry,
'"Aunt Chiily'a coming," was a signal
for rapid rout.
Tho' I feared hor twitching mouth
Jind scornful eyes about as much m 1
feared tin an J Satan, ttlll there whs a
r.lrangu fascination about her, and I
would oiten r.tand In the kitchen 'loor
way for an hour at a tlmo to bee her
fTold brown Tilly, and cuff black Ran
dolph, and oc;MKiona..y niutler strango
things about my grandmother which It
was hard to understand. Sometimes .'t
was: "Mrs. Cray got no business tc
ruin deni dcblllsli ihillen wid cakes,"
or "I'ity 'bout Mrs. Gray. She had bet
ter mind how the awk3 folks to break
fas' 'dout teilin me."
Only at meal time did she throw off
her habitual grimness. Then, seated
at the head of a long table surrounded
by wooly hcaas, some turbaned and
Bome brittling with pig-tails, she would
brandish a chlckeu-bono and tell of
her adventures in tho great world
what she had seen in New York when
visiting my mother, how she had trav
eled in elevated ears, and had been to
the hippodrome, and seen a lion and
tiger and cooked in a basement
kitchen, and ridden in an elevator.
Her motions were so dramatic and her
language eo vivid that I wondered why
I had not heard before what a realm
of wonders I had lived in, and he'
superior we were to tho other grand
children who hau not ridden in ele
vated cars and diu not have basement
kitchens. Sometimes a loud "Haw,
haw,' 'would ring around the table,
and rows of white teeth glisten, and
svornetimes strange queries came from
the listenera "Aunt, Chilly," said
small Margaret .inn, ner eyes glisten
ing with eagerness, "is it nicer out der
den what It is in yere?" Aunt Chilly
eyed the questioner contemptuously,
and, not wishing to commit herself, bit
a corn muffin in silence. Then the con
versation changed to ' Punch and
Judy," and still she took the lead.
With her head cocked on one side she
squeaked "Judy's" song tul the laugh
ter woke the echoes.
When sue had her fill of applause,
and the cnicken hones were picked, she
would commence again to sail about,
and frown and mutter and whack.
On Sunday afternoons, when we chil
dren and Aunt uhilly were locked up
in the nursery to be kept quiet, sho
would condescend to tell us tales of
former .glory, of our uncles and father c
."reed bird suppers." "Marso Gaorge
was eo fussy, wouldn't hah nobodv
cook his supper but me."
"Do you remember Colonel Rombey,
"who died in the war?" I once asked.
"I 'member Colonel Rombey," said
Aunt Chilly wrathfully. . "Reckon I
knows de las' time he was to our
house. Had muffins and terrapin for
tea. Caid I cooked 'em better'n Del
monico. Mrs. Cornelius Lockton, she
Bald nobody nebbah cooked canvas
ducks like me, and she's been to Bos
ton." Then followed a long string of
compliments which she had treasured,
and which were familiar to us all.
Sometimes we begged her to
'spound de scriptures," and she would
talk about, "bein' clothed wid de sun,
.and de moon under der feet." and 1:11
; how "Satan coquetted wid Job." But
' her religious mood3 did not last Ions?
.and were generally followed by n
i gloomy silence, more ominous than
I f)ncf flnrt nnlv nnep did T trv to civn-
J receipt, and though I had heard my
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1 1 grandmother say tnat it would be
i i .easier to wriggle a secret from Talley
1: 1 rand than a direct answer from Chilly,
In my boundless conceit I determined
to wring it from her. Accordingly I
went boldly into the kitchen, pen and
Ink in hand. As I sat breezily down I
I told Aunt Chilly how delicious Mrs.
J Jones thought her cold-slaw dressing,
vtana how sne naa beggea me tor the
1 1 receipt , . Aunt Chilly sniffed danger
1 1 from afar. She gave mo one wither
f 'ing-glance, and stirred more violently
) the batter she was mixing.
1. "Now, Aunt Chilly," 1 said, as i
f . wrote "Cold Slaw Dressing" at the top
'of the page. "What do you make It
I "Miss Betty," said Aunt Chilly sol
emnly, "I don't know nuffln' 'bout it."
, This being a usual form of response,
I answered quite cheerfully, "Oh, yes,
fAunt Cmiiy, we had it yesterday, you
know. There is vinegar in it, isn't
i "I reckon so," was tho sullen answer.
! "Come, Aunt Chilly," I said, getting
a little excited, "I saw you mixing it
' m the Ftove. You must know what
,vas in it."
i Aunt Chilly stirreu in gloomy silence.
"Vinrc'ir?' I persisted sweetly, as I
wrote diiwn the "V."
"Nebah heard of cold slaw drcmin'
v.iilmit wlncgah," was the answer given
with a contemptuous unlff.
I finished the word triumphantly,
and then In the most insinuating ton"s
inquired how much.
" 'Cordlu' an how much you's
makin'." Aunt Chilly dropped the
"How much did you put in yesur
day?" I asked 6ternly.
"I ditremcnibah," was the calm
'luetics had to be changed. "Isn t it
about half a cupful?" I suggested in
nocently. Aunt Chilly looked up in
'Laws a massy! Miss Betty; you
not a makin' sauer kraut!"
"What do you measure it in?"
" 'Cordlu' to what you has by you "
with a terns of the head.
"How many teaspoonfuls would you
"La, child! Ain't you seed mo meas
ure it wid a tablespoon?" Sho turned
"If it ain't too sour."
Tremblingly I wrote down "two
tablcspoonfuls" opposite "Vinegar."
"Now, Aunt Chilly, tell me the other
things. There Is salt and pepper and
mustard and sugar."
"Mustard In cold slaw dressln'! My
glory! Who'd eat it." Aunt Chilly
"How much sugar did you say, Aunt
"I didn't say."
"Come, Aunt Chilly," I cried, getting
wrathy; "I have no time to waste thi-:
morning. How much sugar do you
generally put in?"
"Miss Betty, you jest bother me to
deaf," she cried half whimperingly. "I
don't know nuffin' 'bout it. It's 'cord
ing as how much eggs and butter I
puts in." '
"Eggs and butter," I said, aghast.
"Why didn't you tell me before? Do
you beat the eggs?"
"Sometimes I does, and sometimes I
doesn't," with a self-complacent smile.
"The whites and yolks separately?"
"My goody, Miss Betty! You's not
"How many eggs do you use, Ihreo""
"You'd ruin It wid three eggs,' said
Chilly, rolling ginger dough in grim
"Two eggs, then?"
"Ef it ain't too much."
"One egg ain't always enough."
"Good gracious, Aunt Chilly!" I
cried in despair; "is it one egg and a
"Nebah heerd tell of half an egg"
Aunt Chilly looked out the window.
I wrote down "One large egg or two
"Now for the butter. How much
butter do you use?"
"Miss Betty, don't ax me nuffin' 'bout
do buttah. I nebah take no count how
much buttah I uses."
"Well, it is not as much as a cup
ful?" I suggested, coaxingly.
"I reckon not."
"About a teaspoonful?"
"Nebah heerd of measurin' buttah
by de teaspoonful."
"About the size of' a walnut?"
"P'raps so. 'Cordin' as how it look3
when it's melted."
"Do you melt the butter?" I asked in
"How could you make de dressin'
widout meltin' de buttah?" She waved
her bony finger.
"You know, of course," I answered
meekly; "but do you melt the butter,
before you mix the eggs and viaegat i '
"Ef you wants to." She was rolling
"How long do you cook it, Aunt
"Tell it gets done." Carefully she
cut the finished roll.
"And how soon may that be?"
" 'Cordin' as how hot de fire is."
"Aunt Chilly!" I said, as I tore up
the paper, "I don't believe wo shall
try this receipt."
Chilly did not raise her eyes, lur
when I reached the door sne said com
posedly, "Bettah come back In half an
hour, Miss Betty; de ginger cakes will
This was our first and last tussle.
Never since then, though she had con
fided many things to me, have I at
tempted to sound her through' direct
Sometimes she will talk of her child
hood, her far-away childhood, so d'm
and unreal to me, each year more vivid
and real to her. As she sits in my
room, after I have gone to bed, and
gazes into the fire, I often suggest thct
she is thinking how she loves me. A
faint smile brightens her face, and sho
shakes her head.
"No, I was studyin' 'bout do times
I had when I wa3 little." Then she
talks of the funny, dreamy slave days
pathetic in their happiness and the
wrinkles smooth away and sho look-i
Then, when she sits in the window
and the setting sun flare3 on her ban
danna turban, and I wonder what fiha
is up to, the answer always comei,
"utudyin'." New York Independent.
When h Girl Strait llrr l-emi.
There is a certain way a girl fixes
a lamp when a man is coming to call
on her which sh calls "jute eaous'
lit." New Ycr?c Press.
I lie Eminent Oivlne' Sunday
Bulject! Th Mllr.loufi of I.lfc-DnlUi
u(t Trluli Which lirlore tra tho I)inr
nt OrcMiIn Ad vim 1 1 llm Twnitlm
Th Waiting Ac 1 h I.nt Unveil.
Waritinotox. D. C From an iniu-nal
standpoint Dr. rnlmnge in thi diHcouri
looki at the dutie mid trials which be
long; to tlif different decade of human
life; text, lValniH xc, 10, "The day of our
years are threescore years and ten."
The seventieth milestone of life is hero
planted as at the end of the journey. A
few go beyond it. Multitude never reach
it. The oldest pel-nun of modern lime ex
pired at Kill year. A Greek of tho name
cf 8tr.ivaride lived to l.TJ yearn. An Kng
liHhinnn of the name of Tlmma Parr lived
l.TJ year. Before the tune, of Muses ;e -plo
lived ISO yearn, and if you j." u:
enough back they lived UlK) year. Well,
that wan Decennary, became the tdory ol
the world must come down by tradition,
and it needed Ion jt life n.ifely to transmit
the news of the past. If the generation
had been short lived the story would po
often have chanped lips that it misht have
got all astray. J hit after Mosc bct-an to
write it down and parchment told it from
century to century it was not necessary
that people live f-a long in order to au
thenticate the event tho past. If in
our time people lived only twenty-five
years, that would not affect 'history, since
it is put in print and is no longer depend
ent on tradition. Whatever your ae, I
will to-day directly address you. and I
shall sneak to thoj'e who are in the twen
ties, the thirties, the forties, the fifties,
the sixties, and to those who arc in the
seventies and beyond.
First, then, I accot-t those of you who
arc in the twenties. Y'ou arc full of ex
pectation. You are ambit ions that is.
if you amount to anything for some kind
of succe.-is, commercial or mechanical or
professional or literary or agricultural or
social or moral. If I find some one in the
twenties without any sort of ambition, I
feci like saying, "My friend, you have got
on the wrong planet. This is not the
world for you. Y'ou ar? coin to be. in
the way. Ilave you made your choice of
poorhouses? Y'ou will never he uble to
pny for your cradle. Who is going to fet
tle for your hoard? There is si mistake
about tho fact that you were born ai alf.
But, supposing you have ambition, let
me say to all the twenties, expect every
thing through divine manipulation, arid
then you will get all you want and some
thing better. Are you looking for wealth?
Well, remember that Cod controls tho
money markets, the harvests, the droughts,
tho caterpillars, tho locusts, the sunshine,
the storm, the land, the sea, and yoj will
get wealth. Perhaps not that which is
stored up in the banks, in safe deposits,
in United States securities, in houses and
lands, hut your clothing and board and
shelter, and that i3 about all you can ap
propriate anyhow. Yrou cost the Lord a
great deal. To feed and clothe and shelter
you for a lifetime requires a big sum of
money, and if you get nothing more than
the absolute necessities you get an enor
mous amount of supply. Expect as much
as you will of any kind of success, if you
expect it from the Lord you arc safe. De
pend on any other resource, and you may
he badly chagrined, but depend on God
axid all will be well. It is a good thing in
the crisis of life to have a man of large
means back you up. It is a great thing
to haw a moneyed institution stand be
hind you in your undertaking. But it is a
mightier thing to have the God of heaven
and earth your coadjutor, and you may
have Him. I am so glad that I "met you
while you an in the twenties. Y'ou are
laying out your plans, and all your life
in this world and the next for COO million
years of your existence will be affected by
those plans. It is about 8 o'clock in the
morning of your life, and you are just
starting out. Which way are you going
to start? Oh, the twenties!
"Twenty" is a great word in the Bible.
Joseph was sold for twenty pieces of sil
ver; Samson judged Israel twenty years;
Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities; the
flying roll that Zechariah saw was twenty
cubits; when the sailors of the ship on
wdiich Taul sailed sounded the Mediterra
nean Sea, it was twenty fathoms. What
mighty things have been done in the
twenties! Romulus founded Rome when
he was twenty; Keats finished life at
twenty-five. Lafayette was a world re
nowned solclici at twenty-three; Oberlin
accomplished his chief work at twenty
seven; Bonaparte was victor over Italy at
twenty-six; Pitt was prime minister of
England at twenty-two; Calvin had com
pleted his immortal "Institutes" by the
time he was twenty-six; Grotius was at
torney general at twenty-four. Some of
the mightiest things for God ffnd eternity
have been done in the twenties. As long
as you can put the figure 2 before the
other figure that helps describe your age I
have high hopes about him. Look out for
that figure 2. W'atch its continuance with
as much earnestness as you ever watched
anything that promised you salvation or
threatened you demolition. What a criti
cal time the twenties.
While they continue you decide your
occupation and the principles by which
you will be guided; you make your most
abiding friendships; you arrange your home
life: you fix your habits. Lord God Al
mighty, for Jesus Christ's sake, have
mercy on all the men and women in the
Next I accost those in the thirties. Y'ou
are at an age when you find what a tough
thing it is to get recognized and estab
lished in your occupation or profession.
Ten years ago you thought all that was
necessary for success was to put on your
shutter the sign of physician or dentist or
attorney or broker or agent and you would
have plenty of business. How many hours
you sat and waited for business, and
waited in vain, three persons only know
God, your wife and yourself. In commer
cial life you hare not had the promotion
and the increase !n salary you anticinated,
or the place you expected to occupy in the
firm has not been vacated. The produce
of the farm with which you cxpeeted to
support yourself and those depending on
you and to pay the interest on the mort
gage has been far less than you anticipated,
or the prices were down, or special ex
penses for sickness made drafts on your re
sources that you could not have pxpectcd.
In some respects the hardest decade of
life is the thirties, because the results are
generally so. far behind tho anticipations.
It is very rare indeed that a younq; man
docs as did the young man one Sunday
night when he came to me and said. "I
have been so marvelous'y prospered since
I came to this country that I feel as a mat
ter of gratitude that I ou-ht lo dedicate
nivself to Cod."
Nine-tenths of the poetry of life has
been knocked out of you since you came
into the thirties. Men in the different
trofessior-s and occupations saw that yeu
ncre rising. And th-r jTiimt put an etop
Jiel on you or ymi in i p lit kuiii'Iih Mud
in the wuy. They think foil tnusd be sup
pressed. From thirty to fortf i sri especially
hard time for young doctori, you i w
yern, young merchant, young firmer,
young inerlianii. young minister. The
truggle of the thirties i for honest and
helpful and remunerative recognition. But
few old people know how to treat young
people without J ntronmng them on the
one hand or snubbing them on the other.
Oh, the thirties! Joeph stood before
Pharaoh at thirty; David wh thirty year
old when he began to rcin; the height
of Solomon's temple was thirty cubit;
('hnt entered unon Hi active ministry
st thirty years of age; Juda sold Him
'or thirty pieces of silver. Oil, ll" thir
ties! What a word suggestive of triumph
Your decade is the one that will proh
ftbly afford the greatest opportunity lor
victory because there is the greatest ne
cessity for struggle. Read thp world' his
tory und know what are the thirties lor
good or bad. Alexander the Great closed
his career at thirty-two; Frederick the
Grot made Kurope tremble with hi ar
mies at thirty-live; Cortes conquered Mex
ico at thirty; Grant fought Shiloh and
Donel.ion when thirty-eight; Raphael died
at thirty-seven; Luther was the hero of
the reformation at thirty-five; Sir Philip
Sidney jot through by thirty-two. Tho
greatest deeds for God and against Him
were done within the thirties, and your
greatest battles are now and between the
time when you cease expressing your nge
by putting first a figure 2 and the time
when you will cease expressing it by put
ting first a figure 3. As it i the greatest
time of the struggle. I adjure you, in
God's name and by God's grace, make it
the greatest achievement. My prayer U
for all those in the tremendous crisis of
the thirties. Tho fact is that by the way
you decide the present decade of your his
tory you decide all the following decades.
Next I accost the forties. Yours is tho
decade of discovery. I do not mean tho
discovery of the outside, hut the discovery
of yourself. No man knows himself until
he is forty. He overestimates or underes
timates himself. By that time he has
learned what he can do or what he cannot
do. He thought he had commercial genius
enough, to become a millionaire, but now he
is satisfied to make a comfortable living.
He thought he had rhetorical power that
would bring him into the United States
Senate; now he is content if he can suc
cessfully argue a common case before a
petit jury. He thought he had medical
skill that would make him a Mott or a
Grosse or a Willard Tarker or a Sims;
now ho finds his sphere is that of a fam
ily physician, prescribing for the ordinary
ailments that afllict our race. He was sail
ing on in a fog and could not take a reck
oning, but now it clears up enough to allow
him to find out his real latitude and long
itude. He has been climbing, hut now he
has got to the top of the hill, and he takes
a long breath. He is half way through
the journey at least, and he is in a posi
tion to look backward or forward. He has
'more good sense than he ever had. He
knows human nature, for he lias been
cheated often enough to see the bad side
of it, and he has met so many gracious
and kindly and splendid souls he also
knows the good side of it. Now, calm
yourself. Thank God for the past and de
liberately set your compass lor another
Y'ou have chased enough thistledown;
you have blown enough soap bubbles; you
have seen tho unsatisfying nature of all
earthly things. Open a new chapter with
God and the world. This decade of the
forties ought to eclipse all its predecessors
in worship, in usefulness and in happiness.
The world was made to work. There re
maineth a rest for the people of God, but
it is in a sphere beyond the reach of tele
scopes. The military charge that decided
one of the greatest battles of the ages the
battle of Waterloo was not made until 8
o'clock in the evening, but some of you,
propose to go into camp at 2 o'clock in
My subject next accosts those in the sev
enties und beyond. My word to them is
congratulation. You have got nearly if not
quite through. Y'ou have safely crossevl
the sea of life and are about to enter the
harbor. Y'ou have fought at Gettysburg,
and the war is over here and there a skir
mish with the remaining sin of your own
heart and the sin of the world, but I guess
you are about done. There may be some
work for you yet on a small or large scale.
Bismarck of . Germany vigorous in the
eighties. The Prime Minister of England
strong at seventy-two. Haydn composing
his oratorio, "The Creation," at seventy
years of age. Isocrates doing some of his
best work at seventy-four. Plato busy
thinking for all succeeding centuries at
eighty-one. Noah Webster, after making
his world renowned dictionary, hard at
work until eighty-five years old. Rev.
Daniel Waldo praying in my pulpit at 100
years of age. Humboldt producing the
immortal "Cosmos" at seventy-six years.
William Blake at sixty-seven learning Ital
lian so as to read Dante in the original.
Lord Cockburn at eighty-seven writing his
best treatise. J oh:: Wesley stirring great
ludiences at eighty-five. William C. Bryant,
without spectacles, reading in my house
"Thantaposis" at eighty-three years of age.
Christian men and women in all depart
ments serving God after becoming septua
genarians and nonagenarians prove that
there are possibilities of work for the
aged, but I think you who are passed the
seventies are near being through.
How do you feel about it? You ought to
be jubilant, because life is a tremendous
struggle, and if you have got through re
spectably and usefully you ought to feel
like people toward the close oi a summer
day seated on the rocks -watching the sun
set at 'Bar Harbor of Cape May or Look
out Mountain. I am glad to say that most
old Christians are cheerful. Daniel Webs
ter visited John Adams a short time before
his death and found him in very infirm
health. He said to Mr. Adams: "I am
glad to see you. I hope you are getting
along pretty well." The reply was: "Ah,
sir, (juite the contrary. I find I am a poor
tenant, occupying a house much shattered
by time. It sways and trembles with every
wind, and what is worse, sir, the landlord,
as near as I can. make out, does r.ot intend
to make any repairs."
An aged woman sent to her physician
and told him of her ailments: and the doc
tor said: "What would you have me do,
madam? I cannot make you young a?aiu."
She replied: "I know that, doctor. W hat
I want you to do is to help me to'grow old
a little longer." The young men have
their troubles before them; the old have
their troubles behind them. Y'ou have got
about all cut of this earth that there is in
it.. Ba gild that you, an aged servant
of God, are going to try another life and
amid better surroundings. Stop looking
hack and look ahead. ( ye in the seven
ties and eighties and the nineties, your
best days are yet to come, your grandest
associations are yet to be formed, your
best eyesight is yet to be kindled, your
best hearing is yet to be awakened, your
greatest speed is yet to Le traveled, your
g!.ilJ( t oris u J' t t.i l e Th i t
of your friend have p' t r t i,i !-r,
ft lid ' IU goinj; to J on th'iii M iv k
'I hey are waning for jun; tiny an- Hash
ing the Jfoldeu hliorc to "! you hunt; tln'V
lire nntciin the tdnning j;ite to m'e ymj
come through; they are ktatidin ly the
tlirnno to ! you mount.
What a glad hour when ou drip t!i
stall und tale the ticcptcr, hen Viui quit
the stillVncd joint and become an immor
tal Athlete! Hut hear, heir; a remark per
tinent to all people, whether in the tcu
tiei, the thirtiiH, the foitic, the fdtie
the Nixtie, the M vrntic or b yond.
Rut the most of you will mwr rench
the eightie or the seientie or the sitn
or the fiftie or the forties. He who p
into the fortie ha gone far yond tho
average of human life. Amid the um-cr-taintie
take God through .le-tu Christ a
your present and eternal t-afctv. The long
est life i only a nmall fragment of tho
great eternity. Wo will all of us soon U
F.ternity, how near it rolls!
Count the vast value of your soul
Beware and count the awful cost
What they have gained whose souls ar
OoryriKht, lX?, L. Klopxih.1
Many n man who i honored with a col
lege degree would find it necessary to do
some reviewing before he could pass a
civil service examination
Jockey Spencer will ride for J. n.
Iuvue iu llughind nest foiisou.
Horace Fojcol Ins been fusajjert tc
mnuasfi the New York Baseball Club
It Pectus that Louisville wants an
American team now, and has a good
chance of Retting It.
Philadelphia racquet players have
defeated New York player. la two
matches at Philadelphia.
Radical changes in the management
of the United States Coif Associatioa
r.rj demanded by members.
New York City will have a trotting
meeting next summer at the Brighton
Beach track on August 11.
Harvard graduates arc. to be called
upon to assist In raising a fund of $"J0,
OtX) to defray the expense- of a college
golf course at Waltham, Mass.
A new world's record for trotting on
the Ice has been made by Royal Vic
tor, of Carthage, N. Y covering the
mile in 2:10. The former record was
The California Jockey Club, of which
Thomas Williams is the President, Is
seriously considering the advisability
of adopting the English Jockey Club's
scale of weights.
Perry Hale, the noted Y'ale full back;
In 1900, who coached Exeter Academy
last year, has just been engaged to
coach the football eleven of Ohio State
University at Columbus.
Harry Hess, who made an excellent
record as a pitcher for Puckuell Col
lege, has been added to the ranks of
the Philadelphia Nationals, lie Is
rated as another Mathewson.
Sir Thomas Lipton is to be Invited
to the Olympian games, which will be
held in Chicago In 1904. A special in
vitation will be scut to bim, not only
because he stands so high in the vVfurhl
of sport, but also because yachting
events, in which he has been so promi
nent, will be made a feature of the con.
Brazil Is having its money coined at
the Vienna mint.
Andrew Carnegie has offered Kenton,
Ohio, ?17,500 for a library.
A whole county wishes to secede
from Oklahoma and join Texas.
A scheme is on foot to provide an
elevated railroad for St. Louis, Mo.
Speed limit for automobiles is about
to be raised by the British Govern
ment. T-? University of Berlin lias CS37 siu
donts this winter. Munich comes next,
All the trans-Atlantic steamers are
now coming over the long route to
Nearly 100,000 horses were shipped
from Montana last year, many of them
to South Africa.
More students are in attendance at
Yale from Japan than from any other
The Lewis and Clark "fair, to be held
in 1903 at Portland, Ore., has been
A new design is to be prepared for
British postage stamps owing to de
fects in that just issued.
President Benjamin F. Wilson, of
Converse College, Spartanburg, S. C,
has resigned after twelve years' ser
vice. Jimmy Collins, manager of the Bos
ton American League club, who has
been playing ball ten years, says be is
Because of neglect the trees cn the
Boston Common are in a woeful state
of degeneracy. Ninety-four of them
are past salvation.
A pension of $30 a month has been
granted to the widow of Colonel Lis
cum, Ninth Infantry, who was killed
at Tien-T&In during the war iu China.
The latest bank statement embracing
nil the banks in Mexico, shows the
total banking capital to be $80,300,000:
note circulation, .$82,070,020; reserves,
Sll.232.39i: and deposits. S112.000.oaoi
Indiana Town Flame Mtept.
A whole block of stores ana two
residences were destroyed by fire
Monday at Mentone, Ind., causing a
less on buildings and stock of $40,000
to $30,000, on which there was but lit
"Pocket" means "poke," a bag or
pouch, with the diminutive, tho pock
et being only a little bag inserted In
a ganaent or any other article.