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taim: CUJAIIDKAU, i MISSOURI.
CAUSES OF DIZZINESS.
A Condition That May Bdlrate Any
One of a Xuniher of
There is perhaps nothing, unless it be
a paic in the left side mistaken often
for a sign of heart disease which so
alarms the subject of it. and so firmly
convinces him that he has some serious
malady, as vertigo, or dizziness.
W'do not refer to dizziness from
some evident cause, suth as daneinir.
w inging, looking- down from a height,
-seasic kness or earsiekness, but to a
dizzy feeling- that attacks one while
walking cr sitting quietly, and which
conn s and. goes without any apparent
reason, or may persist indefinitely.
Of course, dizziness may be a symp
tc.m of brain disease, or heart disease,
or kidney disease, but so may be nau
sea and vomiting: yet when a person is
suddenly taken with sickness of the
stomach he is not ordinarily frightened
1o death. He usually, and most often
correctly, attributes his attack to sim
ple indigestion, ar.d spells of dizziness
are generally due to the same cause.
Dyspepsia, or indigestion, is a much
more common complaint 1han most
people imagine, and we cannot always
1- sure that digestion is perfect simply
because the tongue is clean and no dis
tress is felt in the stomach after eat
ing. Another cause of vertigo is a tem
porary increase or decrease in ihe
imounf i.f blood in the brain. An ex
ample of this is seen in the dizziness
which constitutes one of the features
:f a fainting; fit. This evanescent con
gestion or anaemia of the brain may be
i!ue to any of a number nf causes, but it
i usually significant of nothing alarm
ing, although in the very aged it may
indicate a want of elasticity in Ihe
Another very frequent cause of dizzi
ntss is tar trouble of some sort, ln
dcid. many physiologists believe that
-.ci iigo is always due primarily tosome
chnnsre occurring in the internal ear.
either originating there or acting
n Acts !y t 'trough 1 he agency of i he' .'nieli
ior v nerve'. This ear trouble may be a
-1 i V I . t catarrhal trouble, irritation
c:i-i.-"! by the cerumen, or car-w ax. or a
bail- or inject resting agninst the drum
membrane, or a pte-uliar affection.
"U';eu': M e r.iere's d ise-nsr'.
;!::::.', ism. or some ol her d illicit It v
of i-Ir:. tuny be preive.-cai ive of dii
his an occnlist can usuallly
le i .. i proper glasses.
'I:-.r!y. we may say. that in tin-great
im.jo; !' r:x-i-- eli.ini'ss is t::t a
et' serious import, ait lieuiLrIi
t .tlwr.vs easv to e e:re it : bi:t its
f ;v ;1 s'gu that soicet l:iu:r.
: w !i: ; is not :t if shotihl It. aitd
iri::::tm fur the doctor is to dis
- - r t i;e- cause ai-i! remove it it" he can
Vr i :" 'ompauion.
tool I, -.one Trifle TlnH rr Always
n euircc of Ktij :tie:t to
Y! i ,f think of homely dainties
(." us turn with pleasant recol
lection '." ' i.o sugaring off of our child
hood and youth. "Ma pie sirup lias a
,rci ;.-., d flavor of its own far surpass
ing h, .-untie delicacy those int. re pro
i .neeii! suggestions of taste which
(ea.-i tin- palates of epicures.
1 1- ;!.e days when we liked maple
-Imp we were young' and strong, and
full of .i:y simply in bcingr.Iivc. There
was the excitement of tapping the
treis; if seeing- the sirup fall into the
trough"-: of boiling it to just the right
p.iint : of eating it w hile si ill it was soft,
and cooling it. perhaps, in the snow
thai lay around on the hillside. Maple
-imp ami buckwheat cakes are perhaps
l ot considered dainties to be included
in the mi nil of a gourmand, but w ho
that was ever a farmer's boy in New
l-'nciani! i:as forgotten the relish he
,-.. had fur that substantial fare?
Another homely dainty beloved of
a'i children is molasses candy, and a-andy-pull
is a fete sure to give pleasure
to a!i unspoiled small people. It re
quires a ci rtain amount of skill to twist,
.and pull the adhesive mass until it bp
pontes soft and fle-ible. but there is
i:c end of fun to be had while the work
is doing, and the pleasure of eating is
tiot. one to be ignored.
Other homely dainties are the crisp
jfinirersnaps rolled out to a fine paste
and cut into perfectly round shapes.
The puffy crullers, thrown into boiling
fat and drawn out at the precise mo
ment when they are crisp and brown,
sprinkled with sugar and served to a
hunsrry household, are a dainty not to
rothcr homely dainty worth making-
is a sandwich of very thin brown
bread with cream and finished with a
lettuce leaf. The bread should be very
thin, the leaf should be crisp and there
.should le a delicate soupcon of mustard
to add piquancy to the flavor. Har
llrona Onion Soap.
Skin and slice round six large Spanish
onions, fry them in butter till brown
and tender, then remove from the pan
and drai.'i on a hair sieve. This done,
put the onions in a pot with five quarts
of broth and boil for an hour, stirring
frequently to prevent burning. Kub
the crumb of a penny loaf through a
colander and add this to the soup, with
a flavoring of salt and pepper. Stir reg
ularly, so that the bread may not form
into lumps, and boil for two hours more.
Ten minutes before the soup has to be
served beat in the yolks of two egg
and two spoonfuls of vinegar, and con
tinue stirring- all one way, so that the
mixture may be smooth. Cincinnati
Con-ict rc'ial Tribune.
WHERE THE DIFFICULTY LIES.
Aunt Patience used to tell me. In my youth
ful days Rone by.
That when a feller suffered he had better
laugh than cry:
There wouldn't be no sympathy expressed
if you were sad.
But the- world would pat the shoulder cf a
feller who was glad.
A motto, "prin and bear It," she took pains
to teach to me.
And cautioned me to heed tt. didn't matter
where I be.
So I've followed out the maxim, and I've
found when tried like sin.
It Isn't hard to bear it, but it's mighty hard
You find that fame's elusive and that
trouble sf-ems to chase
The feller who's a gorKin' in life's quite un
The way to fortune's rouRh to tread for
tire 1, achinjr fit t:
An' there's olsta' les of envy, hiils of worry
But still you lift your burdens and you try
to do what's right:
You strive with all your strength to win a
feather in the ti'ht:
And then, when all is over, and you find
you didn't win.
It Isn't hard to bear it, but it's mighty hard
And so I'm testifyin' to the motto's wond'-
To follow it takes metal !n the aged or the
A feller soan gets us- d in life to disappoint
And after while jets calloused so he'll hear
Rut tlit ain't all the motto, for the tiifii
! It tells you to "io'jk pleasant." sorter like
t you didn't eare:
I To look like you was happy when in truu'ilo
1 to your chin
It isn't hard to bear it. but it's mighty hard
Hoy l-am"1 e'rceiir, in Mildand Maga
zine. The Life of a Man
TT is a question." Prof. Kirkhoffcr
I said, ouietlv, "between this and
quietly, "between this
he looked down at the
t',0 objects between which choice hail
to Ih? made. "This" was a man. a
brow n-skinned man of the upper Afriatt
steppes. He lay prone upon the desert
sand, his eyes, unseeing eye.-, wide
open, motionless save for tin occasional
twitching of the limbs as, the fever
shiver shook hilt:; .-ilent. except when
his parched lips moved in the inarticu
late mutter of delirium. The profes
sor's gaze did not linger upon this pite
t.us ligure. It travehd to "that" two
loads of clay tablets, evidently of ex
treme aiit:ji:ity. ami closely cover d
wi'h a strange cuneiform character,
which had j;iM been carefully strapped
1-y his. companion ti the backs of two
l.;,ei ling eanu !-.
"Se, we are now reduced to two
hca. -ts e::!." he v. en t on. his ey hi f t
irg for art it stant to the body of a
third cam.-! which lay dead some "
yt.rd.- !:'. ".-cirtr al-o that we are ii:
waterless lii-.-i r:. prob.ib'y L' ! hour.-'
ride from the nearest uei!. and that 'hi
mun is a d- aii ui 'i'i;! on oi:r band. "
'Viiu do'-.'t lift ;:!.i of ab::ndor:ing the
in r chap'.1" l och l!ar:it:g broke- in.
The ti.."iv Mir t-'aneii! u-.easily over
his stnohed s ;;i cTaeies. ! I a rd i v. as n
pivie t i him. a it:a:: of liistiiiuishe:!
M i.-titifie at : :iinnivnt s, capable til
.-tronir sci;;.t:ic enthtisiasiin. et. oc
casionally b:traini7; a xi'in ef sentl-i::-ti
1 :t 1 i ty altogether out of place it:
connection with scientific exploration.
Kirkhoffcr had liad inconvenii i;t ex
perience of this peculiarity more than
once during the e.ir spent with Hard
ing in the remote fast nesses of Thibet.
"You wouldn't have him here to
die?" the Kugiishman persisted.
The professor rubbed his forehead
thoughtfully, "lie's hound to die soot,
in i:t:y case."
"I don't see lhat at all. If we can
hr( p him a!he till we get out of this "
"Impossible, my friend. He cannot
walk a ml these two camels cannot car
ry him in addition to you and me and
"Then leave some of the tablets be
hind." The professrr fairly ga.-ped for
"Leave leave behind some of the
tablets?" he stammered. "J.c.-ne the
records of a civilization to which the
Arcadian is a thing of yesterday to
be swallowed up by the next sand
storm? (live tny great discovery, the
greatest of the century, maimed and
imperfect, to the world? Harding, you
must be mad. What's the life of n
Khirgiz Tartar beside these priceless
Kirkhoffer's short - sighted eyes
gleamed angrily behind his glasses; his
voice was thick with passion.
What's a Khirgiz Tartar?" he
growled, like a wild animal.
"He's a man. anyway." Harding re
torted. "Suppose I refuse to leave this
"Then" the professor became all at
onee ominously cool "1 shall be forced
to remind you that I am the head of
this expedition and you my salaried as
sistant. Also that these animals are
my property. I go and they go with
me. You can join ihe party or not. as
Harding grew pale. "That is the
choice you offer me? Then i say you
are a blackguard."
"And I say." indifferently, "that you
are a fool. ( ome. will you mount?"
The German shrugged his shoulders.
"Have it your own way." he said. And.
gathering up the long leading rein
which he had fastened to the head of
one camel, he prepared to seat himself
on the other.
But here Harding sprang upon him
suddenly. "Xo. you don't!" lie cried.
"You shall K-ave me one. you brute,
though it were a hundred times your
"Stand off!" the professorcried.
Harding's answer was to close 'with,
liim silently; and there ensued a trial
vf strength whereby the issue seemed
for several minutes doubtful. The mea
were not ill matched. Kirkhoffer was
the taller and heavier, but then he
was also the elder bv 20 vnrs.-nd Il.irt"-
t ing's naturally lithe habit ol oody haA
known an LLgtish. public school and
uniersity training-. The result of the
conflict was still uncertain when the
professor suddenly loosed his hold and
fell back, leaving- the prize of conten
tion, the led camel, almost in 'he oth
er's clutch. Harding' stooped to seize
the creature's halter and rcse again to
find himself covered by his antagonist's
"Now. perhaps," the man of science
observed, "you will consent to hear
reason. No use, my good friend." as
Harding's haud went briskly u his
breast pocket. "I drew the charge while
you were asleep this morning, in vkw
of possible diHieulties. Y'ou see I know
something of your strange Knglish
character. There is nothing like being-
ready for dilliculties as they arise."
Dick Harding, under the covering re
volver, stood erect and dumb. To argue
further with a man prepared to com
mit murder on behalf of his-tablets of
baked clay weres'iinplewasteof breath.
Keeping- the muzzle of his weapon
pointed full at Harding's breast, l'rof.
KirklmiTir mounted his camel, made
both his great beasts. get up and began
to move off. As long as Harding' re
mained within runningdistancehecon
titiued to hold the revolver raised and
leveled, sitting sideways on his animal
to insure an accurate aim. Hut aflera
minute the e-aincls broke into a hng,
awkwarei f.e.t; in two minutes they
were bevonei pursuit: three and the
profe-sor puckctid his firearm and
three, his. icg across the saddle. "Your
own fault, remember!" was liis final
grec'.ing- before he disappeared over the
top e.f the nearest sand-dune.
When he hail disappircd Harding
looked about him. reviewing the sit ua
tiem. It no che ering prosjicct that
met his e ye; a dead waste of sand-hills
le i oi th. south, east and west, white
hot i:i the- glare" of the tropical sun.
Two ilark blotches alonebroke the pale
surface of the wilderness the stiffen
ing bulk eif the dead camel and the limp
f:gute e;f the fever-stricken, camel
driver. Truly no pleasant place to
die in: more especially if you happen
te !m- younir ami strong, aril the death
to which you stand condemned is death
by hunger and thirst. A fe-w hours
winilel exhaust the scanty remains of
foi l! and wate r left in ihe skin areisad-ille-bag
Iving- hard by the dead came!
an. I ! hen
ll. tdirg shook off anticipations of
tomii.v tirture to tal.e stock of his
wrt iei.til e-i.vnnissarhit. ar.d. tiiinniag
it i"-: i:e b.iLr. foil in I a price-ie-ss ; rea-uri
nothing le-s th:ui an nntoue-he-ii boti!;
eif quiu.li.e-! Why. vl:!i this he ii.'l'IiJ
hope to reive the K i: ir:'.. u hosi? e-ase.
1 ! 1 1 fr .r t he sl'ppe -e e! cxha '1st !;': e: f ! !,e
i pi lii: Ion's tlleeilelne eke -l. had t'.eVi r
b" n -r!citi nr. . il--a.e r,3 yi t
I'.-iapc? l-'rom a track!..- uile-er-:
i--.- in v. ;:ic!: liiey cr-uld miiv wanoe-r
to ai-il Ira. havir.g no single' iti-im-ll.i
i t by wl.ieh tee ili'le re;ii:r the ir posit"-
it point the- wa v ? Saving Ids
a--an t's paek. the proi'i - nr had car
ried o,V .'verythii.T.
No. nut ( vi'V ; Mi g. 'veil as tills
thought .-at k lli'.c .-tone into llarei
I: i t art hise vc foil upon somethinir
glitt.rii.g at his foot. With shaking
i ;:: e! he- graspi d it. lit'te e' It ar.d breiki
into a 'fv eif niingie-el Iritunph anel
; l-.ar.!.sgiv:t.g. whh h startled the Khir
giz from his lethargy, rushing- hack
his long hair, the mar. made an effort
li sit. up.
"The master? Where' is t he ma.-te r?"
he askeel. looking about liim in sur
prise. liareiit'g lam.' lied grimly. "Heaven
alone knows, since he has left his ceim
pas he re'."
Anel her.ve n ::hne knows to this hour
the course of the- wretclred Kirk hotter
wanderings. When Harding and the
Khirgiz. guldtd by the instrument
which he had droppid in his scuflle
with the Knglishman. reachid. after
manifold toils and sufferings, the con
Sines of tin im: n habitation they ooulel
obtain no tidings of tln-ir vanished
chief. And although Harding' insisted
on organizing a new expedition to
search feir liim, its labors were fruit
less. Ills fate remains as unknown to the
worlel as the history of that ancient
empire whose records lie buried with
him in the sands nf central Asia. Chi
A Compliment for the Seol.
An oh! Scotch lady in Detroit- is a
little bit prouder of her nationality
lhan of an thing else to which she can
lay claim, anel never misses a chance lei
boast ef what her countrvmen have
accomplished. She never tires of tell
ing what they have done, dwelling par
ticularly upon Seott. Hums, Wallace.
Hniee and Ian Maelaren. "Mother."
said her son. after she had been dis
coursing upon her favorite theme the
other day. "you honestly seem to think
that no gooe! can cotne except out of
Scotland. I fear it's becoming a sort
of a mania with you. You'll be claim
ing yet, mother, that ("ladsttme. Wash
ington, Lincoln. Dewey and all the best
of our greatest men in modern times,
were born in Scotland." "Wee!. I'm nae
so sure o' that. Jamie, but there be ane
thing I do ken o" the glide men ye name,
laddie, a'tnost a' o" thim had intellect
enuch to be Scotchmen." Detrcit
A well-known and genial but illit
erate Irishman, who onee represent
ed one of the Melbourne divisions in
the Victorian parliament, invariably
read out speeches that were prepared
for him. On cue occasion, in view of
the anticipated opposition, a special
paragraph was. inserted in the speech
which the candidate read out as fol
lows: "I am quite aware that many
of ye are agin me and me polities. Hut
surely we are afl working fcr the good
of the colony. It is only s detail that
me opponents are marching- cne way
and mesilf another, but we must re
member lhat we are all shtrivin to
reach the same gno"!" Chiea.o Chronicle
SCHOOL AND CHURCH.
Accordhaf to recent .tiafistics
pat lu re d from all denominations,
church meuilier.suip in the I cited
States is increasing- more rapidly than
Statistics have been given concerning
the parent: of the students in our de
nominational colleges, showing the
four-fifths of them to b professing
Christians. I'nited Presbyterian.
The Methodist church in Canada is in
augurating a fire insurance business to
take risks only on churches and par
sonages. The profits will go to the
fund for superannuated ministers.
A petition in favor of closing all sa
loons all day on Sunday in England
has been signed by -t.OOOclergymen. representing-
the Presbyterian. .Baptist.
Congregational and Methodi.-t churches
of that country.
The Tennessee Methodist Kpiscopa!
corfiicnee has a "Conference Sister
hood." The institution fee is""3 cents,
anil on the- death of a member each sur
iveir pays one dollar. The membership
consists of the wives anil widows of the
The Knglish correspondent eif the
llpi.-eopal Recorder says that "Wes
!ear. Methodist ministers are a lor.g
livet! cla.-s. Only 'SO out of i.ifi'j Imtiie'
workers died during the hist- year.
And of this number seven were septua- j
genai iar.s ar.d live octogenarians.
The ecumenical conference on for
eign missions, to be held in New York
April -1 to .May 1. l'.iuo. will be- one-of
the largest and most rcpri'st ntative as
semblies of Christians ever he'd. It is
expected that- at least :;.i.til delegates
will he in attendance, and that nearly
all the missionary societies in ihe- worid
will be represented. Only Protestant
Christianity will participate.
Herman Khrlich. who for Ihe- past
."7 years has conducted a mission tor
the .lews of Whitechupol. .oiidon. says
that, ihe- Zioni.-t movement has lakcn
iiole! of ihe .lews in a most miraculous
wav. And at a recent meeting of the
Zionists in the Hast end over t'i.eoti. lews
met te.gither to hear something of the
land of their fathers, and the' cntht'si
j;sm was .-ei great ilia! during an ad-tire-.--
;:! aged Jew crieei. out: "Out
feet shall stand within thy gates, O
"ulure (irnernlitniM Ut'iuK Itoltltetl by
llusle-rn Mills tif alunl'e
One of the most nr.
ma t ters
: !... ut ei;
. I States
n'.ate'i'ial uneii r cunsiii'. ration ii- o re
high cn!!ii:.is-iei!' tor the- aiiju-
qlle'stlolls! between t':e 1 n.'te
anil Canada is tin:' u ,:i-.-li eon
pres. ri lor. t.f nur !..;i.-t-.
The situation is eri t iea : ane i
ing wor-e vear by year, ii:.' t
i!i. n of our forests to provide n
iur pulp art! s.iw :uil! in ; f-i.t
of Maine-. .V '.v I iair; .s hir -.Wrm
New York is going e.n at 1 1. -
I. Ti.u square n.i.e.- j e r au.inn:.
II. e s in various pi.rts ut the e
aecordit.g- to the :i: -'.ire-s of th
cuiiur.i! e!e -part meut at W.i-1:
rale-- o I
I 'i rc.-t
cause an iii-ua! loss amounting- in ;
money value te $-'e.e'l!0,'IOII. 'i'i.e pe n- .
graphical survey reports thai the' itw- j
water le vel of our important lake's ami j
river.- is steadily declining. The vio
lence and destructive character of
freshets sl-.eiw a maiked increase, jeml
in thei.-e streams furnishing water
power for manufacturing pur; . the
aitt million if Hood and drought causi s
alarm for the future availability eif this
gnat industrial resource.
I'ighi here in New llr.glanei we i'f.ve
some tif ihe most striking instancis of
the impending peril of forest destruc
tion. In Maine all of the townships ac
cessible by large rivers have been en
tirely denuded of their valuable timber.
In -e--.v Hampshire the state fore stry
commission predicts the exhaustion of
the entire forest resources of the siftc
within lL'jrars-, and this means not oniy
a commercial waste, but the eiestruc
lion of the scenic beauty which renders
that state- attractive to visitors from all
parts of the country. In Ycrnmnt the!
timber suppiy has already been sei far !
reduced as hardiy lomoet the hotuede- j
maud. Nt w York has in some de gree
awake ned to the impending danger,
and steps have been taken to save some-
thii gof what is left by prohibiting the-
cutting of timber on certain large
tracts for a period of years sufficient
to allow a new growth by resrrvingthe
great Adirondack park anel by making
liberal appropriations for the purchase
by ihe state of other forest lands threat
eneil with denudation.
Hereabouts we have seen the melan
choly results of forest destruction in
the deterioration of the water power of
the Merrimac and other rivers. In
Pennsylvania the stripping of the tim
ber from the watershed of the Schuyl
kill river has forced the city of Phila
delphia to seek a new source of water
supply. In Xew Hampshire the state j
commissioners report that the present
methods of lumbering, if continued,
will entail unfrfrtunate scenic, climatic
and economic results, injuring the
health, property ar.d occupation of all
citizens, impairing the industrial devel
opment of the state and rendering in
termittent the flow of rivers which are
most important to agriculture and man
ufacture. Boston Post.
Ethel Did Will seem to be nervous
when he proposed to you?
Frances I don't know. The janitor
had let the frteam go down, and I
couldn't tell whether he was nervous
or merely shivering because it had got
so cold. Chicago Evening News. .
JutlsTtnar the Man.
"They say Jobson has inherited
"That must be a mistake."
"What makes you think so?"
"I saw him less than an hour ago and
he was perfectly sober." Chicago
AN ADVERTISING GENIUS.
Uavrrr L. Kramer Invents 1'hounaut
Dollars Every Dar for Xewa
The young man whose portrait is her
printed is a living, breathing illustra
tion of the success which can be ob
tained by practical faith and persistent
and judicious investment in newspaper
advertising. Mr. Kramer only a few
years ago. without capital, started in a
most modest way, advertising in news
papers the merit of a tobacco-habit
cure, building up an enormous mail or
der business for that successful specific.
His original line, "Don't tobacco
spit and smoke your life away.
through the medium of newspa
pers, became known throughout
the English-speaking world, and
brought in unprecedented results. The
secret of his advertising method is "re
investment." Wheu Mr. Kramer raa
his first little advertisement tenyear
ap-o his capital was less than one hun
dred dollars. He wrote the order on a
rented typewriter operated by himself
H. L. KKAM2R.
and his advertising appropriation was
five dollars. Three years ago he orig
inated the now familiar Casearets that
"work while you sleep." and this year
he employs over !M0 people, including
twenty stenographers and typewriters
and a system of ten grnphophones. His
newspaper advertising investments
are over ifli'lO.C-IO a year, ami he is
counted as one of the greatest
practical, because successful, au
thorities on the science of adver
tising in the world. His delight is j
,e si e the working of the enormous aei-
vi rtising machine which he set in mo- ;
tion a few yiars ago. and his ambition,
is best illustrated by an expression !
made use- of 10 a friend recently. He ,
said: "My boy. we'll get rich when wo j
make nioiie y fr.ster than v.e can spend
it feir aeive'rtisir.g."
Kesides his proprietary enterprises, j
Mr. Kiamcr sceirid another gn-iit buss- j
l e -.i stice-e-ss in tite' Magnii-.Mnd baths of j
Indiana Mineral Springs. Ine!.. w here j
treatment for rhe-umatistn :s obtaine-tl. J
The place was a mere wildcrnes- m the j
hills of Indiana a few years ago. but na- j
Iur.- had provieleel the material, mud i
and lithia water, for the cure, anil Mr.
Krame-r appre ciated its possibilities at
first sight. Tei-elav there is at the Indi- 1
ana Mineral Springs a J.Ki.nnn plant of
hotels, bathheiuse-s and cottages, elec-
! f r:e-li"hte it s t :i iii-hea 1 ed. with bt-au-
tifu! park surroundings,
j Mr. Kramer is only thirty-six years
1 r.le! and his ncrgy ami vitality have not
i ye-t reached their climax. Many h ad
j ing business men of America have been
i rlael to join in his enterprises, display
I iiig the highest confidence in a gn at fu
. ture which this man's remarkable ad
vertising genius and capacity for work
will bring forth.
His Ilenmiilnn tlon.
At the close of services one Sunday
morning the pastor of a city church,
went down the aisle, as was his cus
tom, to greet the strangers in the con
gregation. "Y'ou are not a member of
our church." he said to one of them.
"No. sir." replied (he stranger.
"Do you belong any denomination,
may I ask?"
"Well." responded the other, hesitat
ingly. "I'm what you might call a sub
"How is that'.'"
"I was brought up a Presbyterian,
my wife is a Methodist, my eldest
daughter is a Haptist. my son is the
organist lit a I'niversalist church, my
second daughter sings in an Episcopal
choir, and my youngest goes to a Con
gregational Sunday school."
"ilut you contribute, doubtless, to
some one church?"
"Yes. I contribute to all of them.
That is partly what submerges me."
Man's Expenditures la a Lifetime.
A resident of Kent. Md., who has kept
careful account of his expenditures,
calculates that during the M years of
his life he has consumed 2S,5W) loaves
of bread, at 3 cents per pound, value.
$s5G.b0; 26.8S0 pounds of meat, at 5
cents, S1.340; 7,723 pounds of vegeta
bles, eggs, fish, etc.. at 2-cents, $154. ."(";
and 11.760 gallons of water, tea, coffee,
beer. wine, etc., at an average cost of 1
cent per gallon, $117.G0; total. S2.408.96.
He al-so li jures that of the 30.fi60 days
of his lifj 10,080 have been spent in
sleep, ID.fiL'O in work and 9.7C0 in eat in j
and pieasure seekintr, Chicago Chron
ic! Europe's international telephone sya
tem is being rapidly extended. Withil
a few weeks all Swiss cities have beet
eonnected with Frankfort, and with. VI
enna they will have connection as sooi
as the distance from Munich to that
city shall have been included in thi
In Croup. A strip of fiannel-or nap
kin folded lengthwise and dipped in hoi
water and wrung out 'and then appliec
round the neck of a child that has th
croup will sometimes brief relief Intel
Philosophic "My one hope if tgijitp
rich." "Huh! I believe I would rather
live poor." Indianapolis Journal.
"Do yon believe one person, can get
the grippe from another?" "I don't se
why not. Anybody who had it would
be a fool not to give it up." Boston
When They Yote on Stones. Egyp
tian Poet (angrily) "Then, why don't
you return my manuscript?" Egyp
tian Kditor (coldly) "Y'ou enclosed no
His Experience. "I thought Cholly's
father started him in business." "He
did; but business was so dull that Chol
Jy had to get an alarm clock to wake
himself up when it was time to go
"Should one refer to a bicycle as
him,"her,"or'it?" " " 'Her,' of course."
'P.ut why do you make it feminine?
"IVeause one soon discovers that the
fixings cost more than the framework.
Chicago Evening Post.
"Xow that we have encountered
these Americans." said Aguinaldo. "I
wonder ' "What. oh. great chief,
with the gold whistle?" "I wonder
why they merely annexed Cuba. Porto
I'ico. the Ladrones and us. Why did.
tlney ignore Spain?" Philadelphia
Life's Compensations. "Y'ou can't
spell long words like hippopot lnusand
parallelogram," said the small boy
w ho wore spectacles and a sailor suit.
"Well." answered the boy who was
leading a dog by a piece of rope, "dat"
where Cm. lucky. I don't have to."
A FUNERAL IN CONGRESS.
Impressive Service Held in Honor of
tm Decraseil Member of the
Fuueral services over the. remains
of Kepresentative Dingley, who diet!
in "Washington on January 1.!, were,
held the following Monday in the hall
of representatives. These services, and
it is rare that such an honor is not ac
corded to a member of the house who
dies iu oilice. were singularly imjires
tsive. Speaker Keed, in the customary way.
called the house to order at 12 o'clock
noon, and the chaplain offered the usual
prayer. The journal of the house was
then re-ad and approved. l!y previous
arrangement of the sergeaut-at-arms
the members of the house had been as
sembled, with chairs close together, on
the speaker's left. The seats on the
other siile of the hall were empty.
The doorkeeper soon announced to
Speaker Herd in due form the arrival
of the mcmlkrs of the other house by
this simple phrase: "The senate of 1 he
United State s." The senators then en
tered the- hall ef representatives, beaded
by the se-r r-.'ant-at-arnis. w ho escorted
ih" vice president to a 'seat betide
Speaker lie.-d. while they toeik the
places a-slgied them on the -floor at
the sneahe-r's right. The annouiice
ments that followed came in this order:
The ambassadors to the United States
and the diplomatic corps.
The chief justice and the associate
justices of the- supreme court of the
The committee on the part of the
house and senate to attend the remain
The president and memlxrs of his
The family and relatives of the de
ceased. When the ambassadors came in all
p: rs i'is present arose and remaineel
standing until they were seated. Sir
Julian Paiincefote. the. Hrttish ambas
sador, headed the delegation and pro
ceeded to the space in front of the
speaker's desk, where he bowed cour
teously before taking the seat assigned
to him. When the president and his
cabinet came in those present re
mained standing until he was seated.
The rest of the funeral service was
not unlike that witnessed in private
life. Mr. Dingley's Washington pastor
read from the Scriptures and delivered
a short address. A quartette sang sev
eral appropriate selections. The chap
lain of the house of representatives of
After the service was over and all
the official bodies attending had left
the chamber Mr. Houtelle. of Maine,
said: "Mr. Speaker, as a further mark
of respect to the memory of the de
ceased, I move lhat the house do now
adjourn." You t h's Com pan ion.
Klei- f'ultivatlon In Russia.
While rice has long been grown in
Persia and the Trans-Caucasus, it was
almost unknown in the interior of Kus
sia up to 1SS0. the supply being import
ed from India, and, as it was subjected
to high duty, its use was naturally con
fined to the wealthier classes, I'ussia
first commenced the cultivation of rice
in the early '80s. and in 1888 the first
steam rice cleaning factory was opened
at Ilaku. and 1.012 tons were produced
the first year. There has been a steady
increase in the production of rice. and
there are now five rice-cleaning facto
ries in operation, and the annual product-
is more than 48.000 tons. The de
mand for rice has increased, and it Is
now generally used by the peasants
throughout the empire. The quality
of the native product is equal to that
of the imported article. The residue la
utilized, the broken grain being made
into starch and the flour is given to
hogs. Scientific American.
"There was a poor tramp here thia
afternoon." said the young wife. The
poor man was worrying over his next
meal, he told me."
"I wonder." said the husband, "if
worrying over the next meal is any
more torture than worrying over this
last one." TndianapolisJonrnal.
Grave-Robberr la China.
Bobbing graves is a crime under
Chinese law for which the thief may
"be justly killed on the spot by ajayona,
finding him ont. "V. Y. San.