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Dilrymen Want llrlltr lion. In.
OI4. Hi: dairy fanners of the
s-s I'l.it.'.l .States iin wide
O J o awake nnd progressive, os
' I''' 'lali.v when their Inter-
tO cMs ;ir,. concerned. Re
'iat!,v they h:ivt been
"telling 1!;. (l.thusiUNIU of the good
"?:,,lf inovfin.nl. Hi.. National Dairy
lidon is 0f (j,,, greatest farmers'
'ijanlzations i,, tu, country. Its
yw-'wus M:own last year when it
poured the passage through Congress
fi'iiii !i r-n ri no bill. It looks
now ns If the union will take up the
f-Klit for National nll In road Improve
ment. Secretary Chas. Y. Knight re
ct'Htly fxpn-sf.-...! himself ns follows
concerning the Brownlow bill:
"In company with hundreds of thou
Muds of 01 hp-; people throughout the
Uyite.l States. I nin very much Inter
Vd In this bill. I have just returned
i'iii a tour of Italy. France and Fin
land, where I had an opportunity to
observe the character of the roads in
those countries. Coming home and
looking over our miserable facilities
for getting around in the rural dis
tricts, I made up my mind that it will
bo necessary for this country to do as
European countries have done in order
to pet good roads, i. e., have Govern
j'The National Dairy Union is or
ganized throughout tlx; North in every
Congressional District which has any
amount of. agricultural constituency,
and I am firmly of the opinion that the
progressive farmers who are dairy
men will bo in favor of the bill for
National aid. I am so much interested
In its sueee.-s that I am willing to use
my influence to have our dairy farmers
petition for the passage of this bill. I
would be willing to give several hun
dred dollars out of my own pocket to
pee the roads of this country improved
like those of France."
To many it will doubtless bo news to
learn that (something very similar to
the proposed co-operation of State and
Nation has been going on for many
years in the building of Mississippi
levees. In a recent report on this sub
ject Colonel Amos Stiekncy, President
of the Mississippi River Commission,
"The allotment for levees for the
1ml vnne ni1inr Tiino .10 100... ff.'is
il.000,000, and the expenditure of a
iifte amount, under contract, is author
ized for the ensuing year.
"The total amount expended by the
United States upon levees from the
beginning of that class of work In
1SS2 to June 30, 1002, is $lG,5S0,t14.17.
Thetotal contents of levees along the
Mississippi River is now about 170,
000.000 cubic yards, about one-half of
which' has been placed by the United
States, the other half being the work
of State and local boards. The amount
of money expended by these organiza
tions is not known.
"There are ordinarily no restrictions
placed upon the expenditure of allot
lrnts, but all allotments are some
ti jes determined by he amount of
wJbrk that local authorities can do in
connection with or supplementing Gov
ernment work to make it more effec
"The funds applied by the State and
by local boards are understood to be
derived from special taxes authorized
by e respective Legislatures."
IIAije we have just such a co-operation
between the Federal Government on
the one hand, the States and local com
munities on-the other, as is proposed in
the Brownlow bill, although not car
ried out under specific act of Con
gress. Colonel IJrlglmm on Federal Aid.
. Colonel J. II. .Brigham, Assistant
".retary of Agriculture, in a recent
yh at a good roads convention,
. 'J see no reason r.iiy the general
S 'Jovernment should not appropriate a
certain sum of money to be expended
In this great work. Of course the
Statep, counties and local communities
shouM be expected to co-operate. A
littlk aid from the general Government
wouliVbe a wonderful encouragement
to all the people.
"I hear a number of speakers here
saying that we must stir up Congress.
Now I want to impress yoir with the
that -we must first educate the
f .le. When the people are in favor
..'itional aid in building good roads,
Congressmen will be in fa for of it,
f.nd not until then. They are not
going ahead of the people.
"When one of these great popular
movements gets started, it acquires
wonderful momentum. Once let the
" ge.l roads movement get thoroughly
s I rfVl and nothing will be able to
& p n. or stand before It, till its great
.fvork is done.
"I see no reason why the general
Government ;uld not reach out Its
strong arm ami help the people of this
country get better means of communi
cation. I want to see the movement
pushed with nil the energy that Is
characterlsti-- of the American people.
"Vhca we urdeitake t .ivythhnj in
thla country wp do It, arid do It well.
We have Marled out for better roads,
mnl we nre going forward on thU llim
till we have an good mad an can b
found anywhere In the world."
.Tames R. Keeiie, on hN return from
Europe, said: "Good road will brin
to America n large degree of prosper
ity. All the roads in France now nro
ns good as the roads In Central I'ark,
New York. The Frenchman journeyH
nbout In his own land by automobile,
trap or other v. 'hide, sees and appre
ciates his country and spends hi
money there. Let us have uch roads
In America, nnd the le-net'its will b
everlasting. Take the cae of the
farmer, lie now carries a ton of grain
on a wairoti drawn by two horses.
With good reads be could move four
tons." Good Roads Magazine.
Slulc AM In M ilne.
In Maine 72 towns have made spe
cial appropriations for the improve
ment of State roads with State aid as
against li'i; towns last year.
WOULD NOT ADVERTISE.
rnjiU'xluiiHii l niiiiil Tluit t'.if CulU of I'd
lltciifpi Mud It ImpoaKllile.
lie Mas an Englishman, and although
he hud lived In New York for several
years, he clung to insula:1 opinions with
a tenacity that puzzled his friends. For
one thing he disdained typewriting ma
chines. . Rut even though his aversion
for that necessity of the modern age
was well known, his acquaintances
were hardly prepared for his latest ex
hibition of extreme punctiliousness in
the matter of correspondence. That
came out through his reply to n man
who had advised him to advertise in
the daily papers a certain commodity
which he desired to sell.
"Oh, but I don't want to advertise.'
remonstrated the Englishmen. "It is
too much trouble."
His adviser combated the point. "I
don't see how you make that out," he
said. "All you have to do is to write
out your ad. and pay for it, and after
ward rend the answers. I fail to sec;
where the tremendous amount of trou
ble comes in." ,
"But you forget the most important
point the answering of all the letters
I shall get," said the Englishman.
The man with advice to throw away
looked curious, and the Englishman
proceeded to explain.
"An advertisement in New York
papers calls out so confoundedly many
letters, you know," he said. "I have
had occasion to advertise twice since
coining to this country, once for a home
with congenial people, and again in re
'gard to a fur muff I happened to find,
and each time it took me three days
to clean up ensuing correspondence."
"But you don't mean to say," ex
claimed the amazed adviser, "that you
answered all the letters you received?"
"I certainly did," returned the Eng
lishman. "What else could a gentle
man do? Those people had been kind
enough to write to me, and even
though most of the letters were worth
less they represented time and labor
and expense, and common courtesy de
manded that I reply and tell the writer
that I could not see my way clear to
transacting further business with
"Oh, of vOurse," said the adviser, "if
you, hold that view of commercial
amenities, I cannot urge you to adver
tise very often."
The Englishman shook his head sad
ly. "You do not seem to appreciate my
point of view," he said. "Y'ou Amer
icans are so impolite in business af
fairs." New York Times.
The score of 1570 made by the Amer
ican team in the Talma Trophy match
at Bisley, England, is announced as
the "best" on record" since 1S7S, but
while that is technically correct in a
restricted sense it is misleading. In
1S7S there was no competition, but an
American team shot a "walk-over" at
Greedmore and scored ll'fio points.
Compared with the achievements of
long-range marksmen prior to 1S7S,
the shooting of the last three years is
nothing to brag about. Improved
small-calibre rifles and smokeless pow
der are supposed to give the long
range marksmen of to-day great ad
vantages over the riflemen of n quar
ter of a century ago, yet the winning
score at Bisley was ninety-seven points
less than the score for the saint; num
ber "of shots made by the Americans
at Creedmore in 1S7S. It will take'
practice to produce 'worthy successors
to the old Creedmore sharpshooters.
Philadelphia North American.
Underground Station In 1'nrls.
An extraordinary piece of engineer
ing is begun by the municipality of
Faris, which will keep the Place d
l'Opera closed for nearly a year, and
when it is reopened it will have be
neath it an underground metropolitan
railway station of three floors, where
the several lines will intersect on the
Uifferent levels. Metalie flooring will
separate the threo lines, and will sup
port the roadway. The lowest line is
twenty-one meters deep, but as water
is reached at a depth of ten meters a
large part of the work will be done by
means c-v-.pr. 1 nlr compart-
nic.Vws i : vight by twenfy-Ly
meters. f-i.r:SuelJ Republican.
A SERMON FOR SUNDAY
AN ELOQUENT DISCOURSE ENTITLED
"A SUPREME OPPORTUNITY."
TIib lli'V, Cornell Vo-irUln rrrmtii-
Knl rtiunliiijljr mi ,n I . lnnHinj IUI-lli-nl
Itomitiif of l'.t hrr Si-U Your
Ioi t unit !r lU-Kolotrl) .
Ni:w Yoiiic ('Jir.-und-iy nonunij tho
Rev. Conu'lnm Woclfkui, minuter t e
Gr.'ciit' Avenue Riptist t'hiir. li, li.i.l for U
mitiject "A Supremo ( ppni iuiuty." Ik
cljoe n In text Luther iv: il. "Wh'
knowrtli u liether thou ,irt mh; tj t be
kingdom for Nueh a timo a thuJ" Mr
Tin; L intor- of Father ii a fa-inatin
ruin, nut!. Kvy i.tiiiKin mmui in tlii
p:uiui,ima i.H a gr.iphie il!iu..iatinn of the
providence of (iud. It traced tho truiim
turn from obscurity to prominence; from
weniaiefH to power. Tlio pcriiu optlii
hhovvin Father an orphan tfirl belonin
to a cuitie and iepi-d race. Naturally,
every door of influence would be elod to
her. Alone in the world, dependent upon
a cousin's bounty, the horizon of tier iif
was hunted. Her thief endowment whi
beauty, and that, as tin; world k'm'si
more likely to become a uriare of evil tlian
a benediction of pood. Yet, behind tin
humble, modest lite t hcr'i in working tlm
miiht, wisdom and lovo of trod. TIm
Queen' throne is empty. The royal crown
is waiting some one who may plmi,e tho
mood ef the Kins. Thousands of ne"t'
blood dream of tlio Queen' place as the
ucnie of ail ambition, lint the providence
of Jehovah lias renerved the place for
1-sther, the orphaned Jewish girl.
Thiii same divine power seeks to mold
every life. The circumstance and condi
tion that environ u may not geein prom
ising, but what are thee with liod: Ilia
strength is made perfect in weakness. The
vast ninj.irity of men and women who have
nu-.le the meld of history were tho
whom Cod's providence brought from ob
scurity ami lowly condition. Your way i
not hid from the Almighty. There is a
place held vacant for your filling. That!
place is as honored and dignified as any
royal thrnie, because it is divinely ap
pointed. The (steps leading thereto may
eem to he contingencies, accidents, for
tuitous chances, and through the mood of
Other persons. Rut if there be the spirit
of faith to trust llim, diligence to discover
Hi will and readiness to obey, He will
briti us to the place and position most
suited for our eternal profit and glory. No
one else may step into our place, until we,
through unbelief and disoncdience, have
forfeited the privilege of its occupancy.
Every life has its own unioue endow
ment. Success or failure depends upon the
manner in which w hold these posses
sions. If we hold them selfishly to profit
ourselves withal, they turn into corrup
tion. Rut if thty he held in trust a a sa
cred stewardship, used for the furtherance
of Hi purpose and the bringing of Hi
kingdom, they will turn out eternal treas
ures. Our temptation is to discredit our
possessions and opportunities. Rut we may
not despise the day of email things.
Ksther had only personal beauty to com
mend hir at first. This is not a gift de
spised by atan in hi attempt to ruin a
soul; then why should it he discredited a
a power for good? The lad had only five
loave and two iishes, but, consecrated to
His service, they fed the multitude and
more. It all turns upon whether we are
usin our endowment in the interest of
self and by the energy of self, or whether
we are living and working in co-operation
with llim and for Hi glory. The form of
s life wiil vary. God doe not duplicate
and make all iives to conform to a like pat
tern. There w-ns a vast difference between
the captive maid that served in Naaman's
home and the orphan captive who mounted
the Tersian throne, but it was the same
God who worked in each.
The orphan girl became the bounteon
queen, bhe enjoys the honors and emolu
ments of royalty. Banquet are held in her
honor and a retinue of ssrvant minister
to her continually. Can she support the
(iignuy inus tnruat upon her: Will adu
lation, flattery and vanity enervate her
soul's ability, or will she grow strong and
potent for good amid opportunities? Only
trial can answer such queries, and that
come soon enough. From tho outer world
she hears the lamentation of her kindred
people. Mordecai. her cousir, is in sack
cloth and mourning and would not be
comforted. All the captives are wailing
with fear. What could it mean? If shs
had only been party to the conference be
tween her royal husband and the prima
minister prince she would have understood.
Ii she could see all the clerks writing the
sentences of death which were being hur
ried throughout the empire she would have
known. She seems to be exempt. Does
she not dwell in the palace? But the
blackness overshadows her even there.
No circumstance or condition can shut it
out. The court of Persia permitted no one
wearing sack cloth, that symbol of sorrow
and mourning, to enter the royal pre
cincts. They would not be disturbed by
painful reminders of life's sorrows. But
even the roval purple can neither ignore
nor escape them. Hie tragedies of life are
not shut out by hiding and ignoring them.
We can build no barrier that will prevent
The Redeemer of the world did not ig
nore them. He did not isolate Himself
from human wee, but thrv:;rh - suffering
became a Saviour, fonriving bin, bringing
glory out of the crucible of suffering and
planting the iight of hope amid the
shadows of death. If Esther seeks to av.
cer lite alone she will lose it. But if in
seeking to save others she lose it. she shall
save it. We cannot in a time ot epidemic
think of ourselves alone. Individual care
fulness will prove fatal.
There came a moment of despair to
Esther. What can she do more than oth
ers. She had not been called into the
Kings presence-for a whole month. And
cl vntl,re ""bidden might mean death,
the had her limitations. Even h"T position
seemed unequal to the need. Her privil
eges fell short. It is ahvavs so. A grave
crisis ever brinps the shadow of despair.
There are nrob'.cms that confront every
generation that seem insoluble. We become
DPwildered and pero'.exed; we feel our in
adequacy and desnair. Tbis perplexity and
despair is purely human. Its shadow never
falls upon the throne of God. He shall
not fad nor be discouraged till He hath t:t
judgment in the earth. All that He re
quire is an instrument that will not balk
at the cost, and lie brings snrdv relief.
Ret us fling the sacrifice of lif into the
situation, and nothing shall be ir-ipos'-blo
t0 R is this desire to keep our skins
who.e, and to conserve our personal ease
nnd comfort that makes situations difficult.
Paul was an ontimist. because he threw"
his life into the crisis. Comfort, ease,
quiet, pleasure, were rot aimed at br him!
therefore he could confidently write:"! am
pressed on every side yet riot straitened;
perplexed, yet not unto desTtair; purged',
yet not forsaken: smitten down, yet not
d'str.-;vd." SfUlm brings tile mid
ri:?ht. stir-sacrifice th'idawn.
Then followed Esther's heroic resolve.
A crisis ahvjvs develops the character. In
a moment she read the meaning of her
frnvincmiM fxprruncr. f-he cv fotiic
think' of God's plan in Imt life. Why hid
fche been ti.ihrl from the lowly portion
of an orphan to t),r rek-nl di.Mnlv of a
queen? ,y ,,,, !. !.,. j.refelle.) al,v.
d ''them for tin great place? The menu
mg b7nn to (tvtt ihe Cod f irenaw tin
rrnu, anticipated the n.ed, ar.d for iie h a
time a tint w,n bother come to the king
dom. In the wry I. art of that crave!
diflieuiiy ,iy hrr Mipreme opportunity. Oar
greatest Moment are oficn et in d'irkct
eireumstaii.-c. The providence of Go,
have nhapnl our rour-, iin there is a pur
pose and end n definite m that of Entlicr'i
in our hvi. The hand that jruidc mnv be
invimbV, and tier llit m -v not aUay illu
mine the ine.viiiv-. Jim if are tuthl'ul
in trunt and obedience to every naming op
pr!unity, wc shall omi tune underhand
that we, too aiw come to tlm kingdom lor
a fiiecilic end.
To seize this supreme opportunity in
volved a rink. She dare not wait to weign
the chances too minutely. Life itself is a
stewardship. Duty roitrama us to pay
out it energies in proportion to obligations
and opportunities. Kuaintitnes the whole
price imiMt be paid down at once. But if
lifn be held at the disposal of God it will
make little difference whether it be paid
in installment or at tie payment. Life is
a possession that -we must surrender any
way, but we may elect whether it shall be
invested in eternal treasure or squandered
in temporal gratification.
Esther was shut up to two courses, and
both threatened death. Silence and inert
lies would mean to be overtaken in tin
general massacre. Attempt at salvation
could but anticipate death by a few days,
and"Tiad the chance of success. There is
not much room for choice. Death i the
worst that can come, ar.d that will come
either way. Estlier said, "If I perish. I
perish." This is synonymous wrth those
expressions made by the martyr spirit of
history. It is the only attitude and expres
sion that will fit the supreme crisis and
opportunity. In just such situations Moses
said, "Blot me, 1 pray thee, out of the
book which thou hast written," Jesus said,
"I ho'd not My life of any account as dear
unto Myself. 1 am ready to die." Who
ever goss upon a great mission must, like
the earlv Christians, take his life in hi
hfnd. It i only along tiiat pathway that
salvation lies. It is a great price, but of
ton paid for an iniwior rur)se. Horoisni
a.sk for fife as foe price of patriotism,"
home and freedom. Ambition demand
life for reputation and honor. Conve
nience and progress do not hesitate to ac
cept life as a price. Our bridges, building
and tunnels are built with the eot of life.
Shall we. then, murmur at the missionary
who is willing to risk fever and riot in the
interest of eternal salvation? When ex
ample of self-devotion fall into the per
spective of history we applaud the martyr
spirit. God help us to value and covet it
wrlen near at hand.
Esther went with fear and trembling,
but not cowardice. Heroism is not fool
hardy. To go forward in the face of dan
ger, despite fear, is true courage. Paul
ministered in Corinth with much weak
ness, fear and trembling, but beneath all
was the splendid heroism of self-devotion.
"If I perish" but such a spirit cannot
perish. It may mem to fall in self-eacri-nce.
but it does not peristi. twine nrrr9
of faith come out unscathed from conflict,
they are delivered from the edge of the
sword, the force of violence and power 4l
fire. Others are stoned, sawn asunder and
killed. But they do not porish. The mar
tyrs torn by lions on the Roman arena
were as victorious a Daniel who was de
livered. The witnesses who burned at
Smithrield were as triumphant as the three
men who could not be burned by the seven
fold heat of Nebuchadnezzar, furnace.
The Hujucnot who fell on ,SJ. Bartholo
mew' Day were no leB conquerors than
Joshua's arrny. Christ did not perish on
the cross. Paul did not perish in Borne.
Telemachus did not perish in the Koman
arena. Such dying is the highway to life
The Queen asked the forfeited lives of
hor people She waa related to them and
a sufferer with tRem. From their side shf
was moved, with compassion. From her
queenly position she obtained deliverance.
This is the object of all mediation. Our
Saviour as the man Jesus is touched with
the feeling of our infirmities. As the ex
alted Lord He intercedes o supply our
need according to Hi riches in glory. Tlip
privilege of prayer is granted to us, thrst
from the human side we may feel the bur
den of human sorrow and woe, and so be
pressed into an intercession for divine suc
cor. In our wrflfcness we are tempted to
abuse this great carte blanche of our Lord.
Salome, wdio received the samo overture
from a king as did Esther, asked the death
of John the Baptist. Many a petition of
prayer would end in death if granted. But
no carnal, selfish supplication will receive
the indorsement of the Lord Christ, and
Then we come to the banquet scene. It
is most suggestive. Only the hostess and
two guests, but what isaues tremble in the
balance. Esther is vndur sentence of
death. The dark hour is drawing niph.
Haman, the prime minister, is in g'ee; he
is succeeding most marvelously. Y'et in
one day all is suddenly reversed. Tho
Queen becomes the author of life and Ila
man is sent to the gallows built for an
other. Success may be up6n us in the very
darkest hour, while failure may be dog
cing the tracks of the most lightsome
heart. Righteousness seems to be worsted
in the conflict with evil. Good measures
seem to fail, evil ones to triumph. Scru
pulous honesty goes to the wall, while
trickery and fraud are crowned with suc
cess. Virtue is seemincrlv strangled and
vice is robed with royalty. And we are
tempted to be envious at the prosperity of
the wicked. But we may not nass judg
ment until the issue is seen. There will
come a day when righteousness shall flour
ish and evil perish. The nlots of the
world's Ilamans. Herod and Judases all
miscarry. Sin and evil rot tit the core.
Righteousness and truth have the quality
At tbn, rinht moment Esther not only
stated the plot, but named the adversary
and enemy this wicked Haman. It was
an awful crisis. It is always a crisis when
contending principles come to the decisive
struggle. In every soul therp is a Ilaman
who seeks the betrayal and destruction of
the spiritual life. In our conflict with this,
evil self there comes a time whon we must
be specific in naminsr the foe. No salvation
comes from generalities. This adversary
and enemy may wear different names in
our disposition. It may ba. nride, envy,
i"i'.ousy, bitterness, worldliness, etc.
Whitever it may be, it has planned onr
ruin and wait the moment of execution.
If we would nve our lives, families, cities
and the world we must deal uncompromis
ingly with the particular Ilaman who is
working destruction. Not until Hainan
goes to the gallows can life stand secure.
Having seized the supreme opnortunity
at preat risk, Esther rinds a great reward.
The clerks write the message" of life more
rapidly thn thev wrote the sentence of
death. The ;ood work is hastened with
jiore speed than the mrage of woe. Joy
supplants 6-vrro- and Mil comes in the
place of death. T: e harvest ef sacrifice i
life. We sow t t- v in joy. Irj
this successful ' C .'. r t';"e me-
diritn't we hive n adum?. ration of the s-t-MilKin
serought out ly Jcn Christ. Hi
took Hi hfw in li s I finds. He .Led sti '
rsa again frorrj the dead, lie tenm-d r
reversal of tht aentenre of death written
aiiainut n and proclaims bo ivene4 m'
sins and the t-ift of eternal hie. Dors i
the privilege first to receive and rei.me in
this truth, and then to six-ed the ylad ti i
im; to every creature in nil the woiM.
These are onr supreme opportunities. Thev
rimy be shadowed with sel i.s . riti'-e, but if
they are resolutely seuu-d they will iue in
the morning of joy.
"It is not by regretting wlnt is irrepar
able that true work w to be done, but by
making the bet of what we are. It is not
by complaining that we have not the rik'ht
tools, but by using well the Liol we hive.
What we arv, and where we an, u God'g
providential arrangement God's doing,
though it may be a man's misdoing; and
the manly ami the wi.se way i to look
your disadvantages in the face, anil sesj
what can be made out of them. Life, bko
war, is a series of mistake, and he i not
the best Christian nor the l'st general
who makes the fewest false step. Ho i
the best who wins the most splendid vic
tories by the retrieval of mistakes." F.
Makes One Clutrltnble.
True religion will make it possessor
tni charitable in dealing with his busi
vie as5ciatcs and competitor. lUtv. Q
L ;jtar -
Former Senator Jones, of Nevada,
has made his homo in Now York.
Tho Crown Prlnee of Germany Is .1
"fancy skater" of the First order.
M. Rostand, tho author, figures
nmong tho numerous Humbert victims'.
Ian Maclaren, tho author, has come
out nsalnst what he calls "over-education."
Jay Cooko, tho venerable financier,
rrhvnya wears a felt hat of a pale fawn
The eminent German p'-'iywrlsht,
Clerlmrdt Iliitiplniann, Is only forty -one
Lord Milner, the Governor-General of
South Africa, has an nhno.it infinite
capacity for work.
Ambassador Porter has boon elected
nn honorary member of tho Society of
the Cincinnati at Taris.
Tlio wife of President Loubet of
Franco Is leading tho light against
tuberculosis in her country.
Alfred Russell Wallace, who shares
with Darwin the honor of establishing
the theory of evolution, is over eighty
Emperor Wlilinm is ambitious to cre
nto a monumental structure in his cap
Ital city which shall match West
minster Abbey in London.
Sir Frederick Treves, King Edward's
physician, says he was always lazy in
Ids student days, and never even took
the trouble to try for n prize.
It Is Bald that a memorial hospital to
honor the memory of the lato llov.
Richard S. Storrs, the eminent Brook
lyn preacher, and to bear his name,
will be erected in Fooohow, China.
As a result of the first year's opera
tion of the Carnegie Relief Fund es
tablished nt the Carnegie Works, near
nttsBurg, by Andrew Carnegie, $18,
000 in benefits nnd pensions for em
ployee were distributed from the fund
of 54,000,000 eet aside by Mr. Carnegie
for the purpos.
Berlin, Germany, is filled vlth sweat
Boston (Mass.) bill posters demand
a uniform wage scale.
Pattern makers at Milwaukee, Wis.,
have asked for an increase in wages.
Five tliousand men have been locked
out in tho South Wales tin plate indus
try. Portland (Ore.) plumlwfS demand an
Increase of wages from $1.50 to $3 per
There are 2.7,1S,j tailors in England
and Wales, of whom 117,GiO are fe
males. There are now more than 12,000
members of trade unions in Indianapo
Stone masons at Minneapolis, Minn.,
have refused to strike in sympathy
with the building laborers.
Tyneside (England) engineers nnd
machinists threaten to strike if the em
ployers refuse to concede au advance in
Stoncuttcrs at Cincinnati, O., are
row get; ing fifty cents per hour. Practi
cally all the contractors have signed
Scotch iron molders have been au
thorized by their executive to strike if
the threatened reduction of wages ii
enforced by the employers.
Tho controversy between tho Taint
el's' Union and master painters at
Springfield, Mass., which was referred
to an arbitration commission, has been
decided in favor of the union.
Danger of a strike of 10.000 minors
in the mines of Missouri, Kansas, Ar
kansas and Indian Territory has been
averted. An agreement was reached to
take up the wage scale demand.
Tho working agreement which has
prevailed between the master masons
of Glasgow, Scotland, and their men
for seventeen years has just been re
newed. The men get nineteen cents
OUT "OF BUSINESS.
Cobwigge.- I hear the storm blew
ycur tent down.
Circus Fakir Worse than that. The
rain gave the ewerd swauower a sore
throat and washed all the designs off
the tattooed man. Judge.
M. Curie, the discoverer of raSJum,
has found that the rays of rauium.
color glass a -violet b"-o.