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TTIE AUGUS, TUESDAY, AUG X? ST SO, 1898..
"A. PERFECT FOOD as Wholesome on It la DuliciouM." i V
O WALTER BAKER & CO.'S
C a '') u H stood the test of more than ne Terrs' cm mos; all y
diuu, ud farpuiitjr ud kaaut wanh u nnetpitUtd." f
O ti I rl tecs than ONE CENT a Cup. f
I i'l Trade-Mark on Every Package.
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PAY OF ACTRESSES.
A Provoking Task !
C7TND ONE which Is enough to make tbe righteous pro
j. tue ai d be forgiven, is on old stove tLat won't draw
when oats ia In a harry for their brottkfaet. When
yon can buy a auperior stove cr range that ia bandsomo and
aeful. a good baker, aod of th very lst manufacture,
that we sell at such low prlcoa why bother with a use
lets old hulk.
BAKER & KNOX
Cor. Nineteenth street
and Second Avenue.
BEER OF JUST THIi RIGHT AtiU
Cotues from nor brewery It In tb favorite
of toe laborer, the t p:cur, tho rich in an aod the poor dirk.
Its flavor ia delicious, its "bidy" rl;ht to pletine all taste.
Made fiht here at homo of the finest uiait aod choiroai hue,
and by tho most sdvnnood process; why shouldn't "RO( K
ISLAND" be tbe best?
ROCK ISLA'I HKHW!i,
WOMEN ON THE STAGE RECEIVE, AS
A RULE. SMALL SALARIES.
TEI FPf'ONE 108
T V OTl r"NT .C, drk TvT John M. Taridou.
X. X. X X"V X X CV. X .
Henry A. I'aridon
Paper Hangers, Calsomlners, etc.
GF.T THE BEST
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II Work Urnwd-
' 1U9 THIRD AVKXI
IN ED9EWQQD PARS,
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ted. qulT areitH t Uum attn i
kata etbaa tor Trt-Citt E'.ectrie aaitway. Ma,
afastana C4a rp4 7th Ward Faolia Ccaaal
eat)amikuiasUaca to ft. . P aat,
ana raaM haa.alaa to at. S. Arenal aM ancaja
Tba w lau indicated by akaliis I a-'at
ill a ald at MM) poaaa ii taaea aattt.
t A. If. KOIII.KK,
taani 3, Pa) 0c ftlar. Maiiea. K
There Are m Few Vlo Are Kewarded Lli-
rally, bat Generally tbe Itajiinesa Ia Not
FroCtabte. and Xot IHmbj Ia Thia Coun
try Ilaxe Kadt Fortunes.
Into a room in en np tovn ofSce
bnilding there passed at irropuJpr irstcr-
vals younc women who. after having
pent eorae time inside, reappeared ni
the door and started down the flight of
tops that lead to tho street. This hap
pened nil lav. A line or women was
rontinnally poirp in and cot. None of
them Ftaid very lensr. and ncno cf
them left the rxmi with expressions of
"I don't think thcreeortld be any bet
ter warning, snid a tbeatneal man
who had an office opposite tho door
thronp;h which tho pirln disappeared,
"to women who think of pohig on tho
stagn tluiu tbo Piplit of that string of
wnmt'ii. That is a theatrical exchange,
and in and ont of that office they ro ev
ery clay. JSottio of tiieni the lneky cnea
lisappear aftT awhile, and they seem
to have foond places. But tho majority
como and go for a long time lieforc any
thine id found for them. Tho best' don't
come to tho exchanges, yon know. Only
thoso who aro not well enough known
to havo their services always in demand
are compelled to look "for positions
through the agents. Tho others can go
to tho managers, or, in some rare cases,
havo tho managers come to them.
"There never was a subject abont
which le?s was really kuowu than that
of tho rewards that a life on the stago
bring to a woman. I remember to have
seen once an interview with Lott; Crab
tree in The Sun in which the said that
tho Ftapo gave women mere than any
other profession could. Lotta is ojio o
tho few very ricli women of the stae,
and I am afraid that optimistic opinion
was affected more or less by her own
sneers. If the had not accumulated
$.-,00,000 cr more, Lotta might not look
so favorably upon tho Stage as a xnealis
of livelihood for women.
"The irleas that are prevalent about
salaries, tho general idea of tho largo
amounts paid andtho prospects for sav
ing money that snch occupation affords
aro nil based on very erroneous impres
f-'ions. liiero are, 01 course, actors tnat
m.'iko large sums, and somn that mako
fortunes. Uut there aro not many of
them. There aro very few people, for
instance, who would believe that jlhe
leading lady of a prominent New York
stock company cct3 only 3100 a week
that is, for about 30 w-cksof the year,
cr mavlio 515 ut the outside. On the road
ho receive $1 3o a week. 'A certain
amount irf puid by her manager toward
her costumes, but when it happens that
the plays nro not successful and havo to
bo ehauged frequently, tho expense of
rostnmes usvs nti n l;irin nrrmortion tif
what she may make. The most popular
leading woman' in American receives
oidy $125 a week when sho is in New
York and an extra $25 on tho roach Yet
as many of tho people at the theaters.in
which sho nets go to seo her us go to seo
tho 'star with whom she's associated.
lint she a u be a star ncrseil alter
awhile, and then sho will roako enough
to repay her for all tho timo sho was
bnildiug n p her popularity, even if eho
was not getting rich.
'These women that get tho salaries I
Epcko of aro tho best puid in the conn
try. Amoug nil tho women on tho stago
I donbt if there aro CO who receive as
much as that. Ouq leading lady in a
Isew 1 ork theater gets only $G3 a week.
The women who act on tho road with
stars get usually $T5 or $80, and in some
rases $100. But, as I said, there aro not
many of them in tho last schedule. The
prices range on down to $30, which ia
nl ont the smallest salary paid to any
woman in a first class company.
"When they get to be stars on their
own account, the ease is different. Usu
ally tho women stars t;ct certain sums
every week in salary nnrt certain
amounts from tho profits. Some of the
liest paid get 3(;0 n week in salary and
one-quarter of tho ppefite. Then .they
begin to make money. One-quarter of
tho profits may equal, under favorablo
circuTUhtances, $2, C00. That makes tho
salary cf tho actor engaged on the terras
mentioned $00 a week. But onlv the
lucky ones ftuocccd in ever accomplish
ing snch success ns that. Of course there
are others w ho take all tho money and
merely hiro their managers. But they
arc still fewer in s umber.
"Another thing that has to be taken
into consideration is tho fact that a wo
man lias only a certain time on tho
stage, fche must be a .genius to last
ranch beyond 40, and she is not likely
to become famous lunch before 80. iSti
her time is rather short. After a certain
criod the decline begins and salaries
Ik gin to go down, just as before the age.
say of 40, they increased. Think of the
few rich or even comfortably off women
cf the stage. They could bo counted on
the fingers Lotto, JIaggie JJitchell,
Fanny Davenport nod Clara Morris.
There maybe a few ethers, but they are
mighty few. Comji.ro this with the
long list of women that havo been popu
lar and sneevssfal in thir youth, aud 1
think yon will arce with mo that the
women on the ttage are not as well paid
as tho arrrallls think." New York
A Wonderful Llier Care.
The manager of the electrical exposi
tion in Philadelphia asked Air. Edison
to visit the show and give a short talk
I on some electrical subject, or if he found
it inconvenient to do so to send on a
phonographic cylinder setting forth
j ONLY HIMSELF TO BLAME.
There Wat Xo Need cf His Flanging Se
Recklessly and Blindly.
Miss Pinkerly Are you interested in
charity, Mr. Tetter '
Tntter (who know9 that she is and
some of his latest ideas of electrical in-. 6nspects a possible donation) Well
to rest. Mr. Edison complied in his own
way ith the latter request, and in do
ing so -while omitting any reference to
electricity produced an electrical effeci
upon the management and the ana 1 tors
by his contribution. It was as fellows:
SIv Deau Miiis Yon asked me to eend rou '
a phoiiojrraphu cylinder for yonr lecture end
to say a few words to the audience. I do not
thinK the audience would take any inter et ia
dry scientific subjects, bnt perhaps they mik'iit
be interested in a nttle story that a man svut
mo on a phonoKruphic cylinder tho other day
from San Framri.Hco.
In tbe yeur t '-i a m.m from Massachusetts
came to California with a chronic liver com- f
plaint. He searched all over tho const for a
mineral spring to cure the disease, and flnnlly
he found down in the rkin Joaquin vnllry a I
spring tho waters of which r.lmost instantly
cured him. Ho thereupon started a sanita
rium, und people from all over the world came
ind were quirkly cured. f
last year this man died, nnd bo powerful
had been the action of the waters that they
had to taka his liver out and kill it with a
club. Yours truly, Edisos.
Pearls, the costly product of tho pearl
fish of the Persian gulf, aro obtained
from tho bed of tho sea by divers, who
bring np as many of the oysterlike shells
as they can aud then pi ape them in
heaps on tho shore covered with sand,
They are luft for several days while .the
fish decay and the shells open, after
which the sand is sifted and tho pearls
found. They aro then cleansed aud pol
ished. The-value of tho pearl depends
on its size, roundness, color and bright
ucss. Tho most renowned pearls were
tho two which formed Cleopatra's car-
rings, one ot which she dissolved in a
goblet of vinegar and drank to the
health of her guest, Mark Antony.
Tho remaining pearl became the prop
erty of tho Emperor Augustus, who had
it cut in two for earrings for his daugh
ter Julia. Another historic pearl records
a sinilar act of extravagance nearer our
own time. It is said that at a banquet
given to Queen, Elizabeth on tho open
ing of the lioyal Exchange Sir Thomas
Grcsham ground a precious pearl to
powder aud drank it in a goblet of wine
to tho health of his royal guest. Chi
The Effect of Wind on Lakes.
Attention has been called to tho very
remarkable effect of tho wind on vari
ous inland bodies of water. It is not
unusual for the residents in towns on
the bhores of lakes to be greatly incon
venienced, provided a heavy wind blow
ing on shoro continues for any length of
time. In tho Baltic sea the level has
been altered for npwafd of eight feet.
Sometimes tho water is blown out of a
channel, leaving it almost dry. In oue
instance a depression "of six fuet oc
curred on one side of a body of water.
with a corresponding rise of six feet on
tho other. Lake Erie has been known to
alter its level a distance of 15 feet on
acccjuut of heavy winds, and Lako
Michigan was at one timo tho subject
of considerable Interest from tho same
causo. iho wind was heavy and contin
uous and piled tho water np on one
side, whilo tho other was so low that
people walked out upon rocks whero in
the memory of man no feet had ever
trodden. New York Ledger.
Miss Clara, that depends. Some forms
of charity are excellent. Others are mis
Miss Pinkerly Yes, I suppose float's
60. Ycu know we are going to give a
little entertainment at the church.
Tntter Oh, yes. Something for the
heathen, I suppose. Do you know, Miss
Clara, I haven't much faith in that sort
of thing. Now, if it were nearer home.
Miss Pinkerly But it is nearer home.
It's just for the poor children of tho
uei qh borhood.
Tntter (seeing no escape) Well
that's better. I approve of that Of
course I'll take a ticket. Awfully glad.
Miss Pinkerly Oh, that is so kind
Tntter Not at all. Tell me, what
sort of an entertainment is it going to
Miss Pinkerly Oh, jnst a simple lit
tlo affair. Wo thought it best, you
know, to havo everything as simple as
possible. There will bo refreshments,
of conrse, but they will all be donated.
nnd then we propose to havo some sort
of amateur plav pos-sibly a charade.
Tntter Oh, I seo. Well, it's a worthy
objeet. I believe in that sort of thing.
Havo yon sold many tickets?
Miss Pinkerly Not so many as
hoped to. Still thero is some timo yet.
Tntter Pnt mo down for two tickets.
Miss Pinkerly Now, Mr. Tntter,
you axe reallv too generous. You must
consider yonr own pocketbook a little.
Tutter Don't say a word. A simple.
inexpensive littlo entertainmPut like
this, with such a worthy object in view,
ought to bo encouraged. By Jove, tho
mere I think of it tho better I like tho
idea. Charitv begins at home. It's
good thins, Miss Clara. I'm not satis
fied. Let me havo four tickets. No,
make it a half dozen
Miss Pinkerly Now, Mr. Tupper,
Tutter Don't say another word.
insist ppon it. Whero aro tho tickets?
Havo jJu got them here? I'll tako them
Miss Pinkerly Oh, yes! Hero they
Tutter Good ! Now, how much did
yon say thev wero apiece?
Miss Pinkerly--Ouly So, Mr. Tutter 1
How Mines Are Exploded.
Thero nro' several methods by which
mines and torpedoes anchored in har
bors may be detected, but it is very dan
gerous and difficult work, aud its suc
cess depends largely upon tho circum
stances aud tho eoudftion of the water
and tbo Itottoui of the bay in which they
nro placed. Sometimes they aro discov
ered by dragging with a kudgo. Some
times they can be .seen when tho water
is clear, and in order to assist the natu
ral vision a canvas telcscopo is rigged
ont tho light from the eyes of tho ob
server so that Ixp can have a better view
of tho bottom. Thero aro ether methods
also known to sailors ami frequently Btand independently upon his own per
sonal merit and not upon tho nehieve-
volution of the Educational Idea.1.
Let us place osrselves apart from the
tumult which rages on both sides, and,
cloning our ears, question ourselves
whether a new educational ideal miiv bo
evolved from this strife of contending
factions and what tho general charac
ter of this ideal would bo. IS we assume
that the three features which I have
mentioned may be combined, wo should
have a popular, realistic, indivicVualistio
ideal of education popular, not exclu
sive or aristocratic in tho narrower
sense of the word; national, not foreign
or international, bnt rather the result
of an evolution from the national life
itself; realistic, characterized by
strength and action and not by mere
thought and orthotic sentiment; indi
vidualistic i. c., aiming at the devel
opiacnt of tho individual and not at tho
establishment of dull uniformity; not
democratic, therefore, if this word im
ply a general reduction to a dead level,
bnt rather aristocratic, in tho senso of
an individual, not a class, aristocracy.
It would bo presumptuous at the pres
ent day to state what tho concreto form
of such nn educational ideal would be,
I wish to say, however, that tho soci
ety corresponding to tho abovo ideal
would be that of an aristocracy of
mind. Is this tho type toward which
wo are tending? Is the aristocracy of
birth and wealth to be supplanted by
tho aristocracy of personal worth and
merit? This has bdrn the philosopher's
dream from the day of Plato's "Repub
lic" to the present hour. It is the tend
ency of nature. It would be the aristoc
racy of nature to have everv individual
practiced. Tho most effective is called
countermining that is, tho explo
sion of torpedoes in the water, which
by their detonation causo the mines to
explode. Chicago Record.
nients of his father. Professor Panlsco
Shot at Two Stars.
Bob Cunningham and two compan
ions went coon hnntiug near Pulaski.
Coons can be found only at night, and
thev are usually seen near a cornfield.
An nnnthoenrv found 'himself minna
his red liaht oneniirht. at a timo when 1
it was customary for tradesmen of his ! The trio, with their dogs, had wander-
class to ornament their store fronts with ed about half the night, when Bob sud-
a simple red lamp. To snpply bis need '"deuly pulled up with "Hist! I see a big
ho took a glass bottle filled with a red
effect so pleased him that ho added an
other. Rival druggists illuminated their
windows, increasing tho number of
lights aud also changing tho colors.
Thus the entire town followed tho lead.
So it became the fashion. Christian
Ia the niackamlth'a Shop.
"I have aeen some pretty hard knocks
in my time," began the anvil in ring
ing tones, when the bellows interrupted
htm with: "But think of the trouble I
have. There isn't a day that I am not
hard pressed to raise tho wind." -Cincinnati
Margaret, quen cf .Henry IV, kirc
of FruEce, confiuc-d in the Louvre, "pur
sued very warmly the studies of elegsnt
literature and comjxjw-d a very skillful
apologf for the irregularities of hereon-
"Water of Life."
Distilled spiritiTcame into use in Lon
don in 1450 and had to bo prohibited in
1494. Michael Savonarola produced a
treatise on tjjo making of "water of
lifo" in tho fifteenth century which be
came a standard authority on that sub
ject and was followed by thowork of
Matthioli of Siena. These books gave
an impetus to brandy making in Italy,
whence the trade extended to Franca
Leave tbe house!" cried littlo Einfca,
making a brave bluff of strength to the
"I intend to, my small friend," re
plied the burglar courteously. "I am
merely after the contents. When I take
houses, I do it through the regular real
estate channels. Harper's Bazar.
Yucatan is a compound Indian name
meaning, "What do yon say?" which
was the only answer the Spaniards cocld
obtain from the natives to their in-
Tbl principal part of a Kaffir's re- quiries concerning a description of the
ligion consists in singing and dancing, j country.
one." lie became anlicted with a touch
of the buck fever and danced about in a
strange and weird manner. ''"Do --ou
see his eyes?" he asked. "I'm going to
The gun went off and Bob said, with
many an adjective, "I've missed him."
He loaded np again and blazed away,
and still he declared he saw the eyes.
None of the other parties cruld see the
first symptom of eyes, neither could
they hear Mr. Coon rustling among the
trees. Bob declared that ho could, and
he shot once more, bnt tho "eyes" were
He is a pretty good shot, and firing
three times at so laxge an animal as a
roou made him think, so he walked
over to the tree where he saw the coon I
and took a good look, and then discov-1
ered that he had been shooting at two
star.g that were peeping from between
the limbs of the
Heating J a no' Best Record.
'No, sir," said' the raval voter, "I
wouldn't trust that politician under no
"Ye'vu heard alont how ye erter be
ware of a two faced loan?
"Well, after .in all the different
pieters of him in tha newspapers, I've
come to the eoncln.'-ian that he a 17
faced man at the lowest calc'lation.
J that dry taste J
'jm in the mouth.
w4 P'e'mMBerth'name v ft 7
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