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THE A fUS. MONDAY", JUNE 12, 1893.
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Monday, Jink 12, 1893.
The Quincy HoraM is very pretty
in its new dress.
Joski'U Ulnlop, of the Chicago
Dispatch, was assaulted last week
by two thujrs named Shakel anil Hea
y. In the melee Dunlop had an an
kle broken. The Dispatch has been
waging a relentless war on thr gamb
lers and the assault on Mr. Dunlop
was the outcome.
Attacks made on President CleYO
land as an enemy of pensions for
Unian veterans are absolutely sense
less. During the four years of Jus
first term he put more men on the
pension rolls than Alexander the
(Jreat had in the army with which
he conquered the world.
One of the oldest clergymen of
Chicago, the Rev. Dr. Robert W.
Patterson, ami Mrs. PaKerson. re
cently celebrated the ,roth anniver
sary of their marriage. They made
their wedding journey to Chicago
from Alton. 111., by boat and stage
when Chicago had a population of
ST. Loi is Run Bl.H': The Roman
Catholics, of Macomb, 111., are act
ing very foolishly in taking any no
tice at all of the Know-nothing ora
tor who is slandering them. Their
attempt to stop him from speaking
is worse than foolish. If they wili
let him alone no r-ensible person will
pay any attention to him.
A TTetl Trsvlnrd Cat.
I once had some cuts which really could
be taught to do anything. They were white
Iceland maltese, and their eyes weras blue
as the skies in June. Unlike otheof their
species, they dearly loved to play in water,
and they would spend hours fishing chips
out of a pan of water. One of them, Jabez,
was a regular John Sullivan of a cat- lie
would fight anything and everything- The
only safe way to take him out was in a
bag. I had one made with perforations,
which I carried on my arm and in which he
sat with his head out, save when I saw
something which I fancied he might possi
bly think he could fight, when, as a meas
ure of safety, I would lob his head down
and tighten the drawstring, lie knew his
bag as well as I did, and when he wanted
to go out he would go and take it down,
bring it to me and sit down and look wist
fully first at the bag and then at me.
Another trick of this intelligent creature
was, when we were in the park, where he
dearly loved to go, to run to a flower bed,
bite off a blossom and bring it to me. As
these Iceland cats are the most desirable of
household pets it is a pity that it is almost
impossible to keep them any length of time
in this climate. lake trout, they require a
low temperature. Anything alovef5 de
grees is unfavorable to them. Interview in
The Magic of m Face.
In that cruel Interview where my lord
Hamlet uses harshest words to the artless
Ophelia, he says: "I have heard of your
paintings, too. well enough. God has given
you one face, and you make yourselves
another." A gentle Quakeress, guileless of
plagiarism, once modified this accusation
in a way that robbed it of all malice and
made it a wise and helpful thought.
To a young niece who was bewailing her
own lack of beauty, she said tenderly, "The
good Lord gave thee plain features, but he
left it to thee to make thine own expres
sion." The girl took her lesson and learned it
thoroughly, and now that the graces of her
amiable character illumine her face, none
ever thinks of it as plain. Iler great wealth
and riches too often serve as a cloak for
nnloveliness of mind or person is entirely
lost sight of in the affluence of noble wom
anly qualities, while her cultivated intellect
and affectionate disposition give to her face
that charm which is lacking in features.
Harper's Bazar. ,
Found Moral Support In the Sphinx.
It was an American girl who found that
she talked too much and confided too frank
ly to a cold, cruel world the things she
ought to have left unsaid and conceived the
clever ideaTf surrounding herself with rep
licas of th Sphinx. It was in a doleful
spasm of Saturday night contrition over a
week of particularly reckless conversation
that the inspiration came, and next Monday
morning she went out and bought all the
pictures of the Sphinx she could secure in
the hope that by studying the calm, strong
face and inscrutable expression she would
gain the secret of a dignified reticence, or
as jibe expressed it with the originality one
might expect from such an original young
woman, that she would learn to aiiyher
garrulity." Xew York Sun.
The progress of the coeducation move
ment may be estimated from the fact that
of the 345 colleges and universities report
ing to the national bureau of education
804 are coeducational.
Jfever leave the light burning during the
evening when the room is unoccupied. This
is not only a waste, but the air becomes
vitiated and is considered unhealthfuL
Although a soldier by profession, I have
never felt any sort of fondness for war, and
I have never advocated itxcept as a means
of peace. U. S. Grant.
Zerah Coburn, the mathematical won-;
der, could mentally raise any sum less than
tfexee figures to the sixteenth power.
U N I BEt
MARGARET FULLER'S FATAL VOYAGE.
A. Picture of the Terrible Wreck of the
Elizabeth Off Fire Island.
We, too, at this distance shrink at setting
out with her on that fatal voyage, with its
record of doom. First, the captain stricken
with malignant smallpox; his death and
burial at sea off G ibraltar, the body wrapped
in a flag and lowered deep into the deep.
Margaret consoles and cares for the widow.
Then little Angelino seized with the dread
disease, lying at the point of death for
days and rescued again only by tireless
watching and care. Contrary winds detain
them, so tthat two long summer months
wear away before they near their journey's
On Thursday, July 16, the Elizabeth was
off the Jersey coast. The passengers were
told to pack their trunks and prepare tc
land the next morning. At 0 in the evening
the wind arose, and at midnight it was a
hurricane. The ship tossed aifti pitched all
night, flying, no one knew where or hov
swiftly, with the wind and tide, head Ion jf
to destruction. At 4 o'clock on Friday
morning, July 10, she struck off Fire island
beach. First a jar, then a crash and the
thunder of the seas breaking over them.
One hates to rehearse the horrors of that
awful dawn and awakening, yet how else
may we realize the test of the souls which
The passengers meet in the gray twilight,
exchanging hurried words, calm but des
perate. And now for 13 mortal hours, amid
the wrack of tempest and fury of unchained
elements, that doomed band of human be
ings awaited death a hundred deaths. We
have a glimpse of Margaret singing her ter
rified child to sleep through the howling
storm, liand was in sight, actually within
100 yards, only the raging breakers be
tween. Through the gray cloud of rain and spray
they could see the gray sand hills, with
people moving on the beach and a wagon
drawu up, but not a hand lifted to save
them, not a lifeboat sent to the rescue.
Morning noon afternoon how endless,
and yet how swiftly passing! The wreck
was going to pieces plank by plank. A sin
gle mast remained with a fragment of the
deck that rose and fell with every wave.
Here the desperate group were clinging
The last moment came. Some plunged
into the 6ea and succeeded in swimming to
the shore. Others trusted to a frail plank
The last vision of Margaret was at the
foot of t he mast in her whit nightdress,
with her bright hair streaming over her
shoulders. Ossoli hung for an instant tc
the rigging, but the next wave caught him,
and he sank, never to reappear. Neither,
his body nor Margaret's was ever recovered.
Only the lit tie IkhI y of Angelino was washed
ashore some minutes later, still warm, but
stripped of every shred of clothing. One
has almost a regret that the sea gave him
up, and that he should not sleep with his
parents beneath the waves, in whose still
depths, no less than in the fixed and stable
earth, there is peace. Josephine IazaruH
The Inventor of the Sleeping Car. ,
I have always leen desperately puzzhxl as
to who was really the inventor of the sleep
ing car. It existed, as everybody knows,
prior to the- time of Mr. Pullman, whose
name is as well known in Europe as it is in
his native country, whose colossal carriage
building works I have inspected at Chicago
and whose hospitality, loth in his own
house and in his own cars, I have more
than once enjoyed. I have somewhere read
that our great engineer Urunel devised
while he was constructing the Great West
ern railway something approaching a sleep
ing car, but only for one passenger himself-
All students of vehicular history are
likewise well aware that even in remote
antiquity sleeping litters on poles support
ed on men's shoulders were common, and
they probably resembled to some extent the
native palanquins which one sees at the
present day in the streets of Calcutta.
At the same time I cannot resist the
thought that the American sleeping car,
with its tiers of lower and upper lierths,
was suggested by the almost entirely iden
tical berths in the saloons of the river
steamers, on which, whenever it was possi
ble, Americans shipped themselves, when
ever a river lay in their line of route, in or
der that they might escape for a brief pe
riod from the discomfort and the vitiated at
mosphere of the railway cars. G. A. Sala
in London Telegraph.
A Ten Picture of Queen Anne.
Those outside of a palace may feel Shake
speare's sentiment, "There's such divinity
doth hedge a king," but it is hardly pos
sible to those inside. One of the Scotch
commissioners to negotiate a union be
tween Scotland and England, Sir John
Clerk, could not have felt it during an offi
cial interview with Queen Anne, of whom
he gives this realistic picture:
Her Majesty was laboring under a fit of
the gout and in extream pain and agony,
and on this occasion everything about her
was much in the same disorder as about the
meanest of her subjects. Her face, which
was red and spotted,vwas rendered some
thing frightful by her negligent dress, and
the foot affected was tied up with a pultis
and some nasty Kmdages.
I was much affected at this sight, and the
more when she had occasion to mention her
people of Scotland, which she did frequent
ly to the duke. What are you, poor mean
like Mortal, thought I, who talks in the
style of a Sovraign!
.Nature seems to be inverted when a imor.
infirm Woman becomes one of the Rulers of
the world, but as Tacitus observes it is not
the first time that Women have.governed in
Britain, and indeed they have sometimes
done this to tctter puriosc than the Men.
KarlT Life of James llussell Low ell.
"Lowell and I were friends for more than
40 years," says Irofejsor Charles Eliot Nor
ton, "and I do not remember one single
time when he was not my friend. We used
to see each other almost every day, and I do
not remember ever hearing him say any
thing that ever gave pain to any other hu
man being. He could keep no money, and
frequent demands were luade ujxjn him,
and he must have redeemed four or five
wives of some of the black population.
"His engagement was a long one, and it
was not till the end of 1844 that they were
married, and then they married a good deal
on faith and thought the ravens would
supply them, and moved to Philadelphia,
where he wrote for an antislavery paper for
?5 a week." New York Tribune.
Cheap Telephoning; In Switzerland.
It is reported that the Swiss telephone
system, which is now under government
control, is the best and-cheapest in Europe.
The government allows 800 calls a year to
each subscriber, without extra charge, and
all calls beyond that number are charged
for at 1 cent each. The usual charge to
subscribers is. 424 for the first - year, $30 for
the second year, and less than $16 per year
from then on. Telegrams are received at
the telephone office and delivered to the
telegraph department at 2 cents each.
Chicago Tribune. ,
How Shall Savings Be Used?
The American method of investing sav
ings is the distribution of fortunes over
multitudes of industrial undertakings, the
investor trusting to the average and put
ting up with occasional small losses of his
capital. This involves trouble, but it does
yield income, and we do not know that it
is more venturesome than going on with a
profcaaon or a business which must always
involve some risk. Another method, the
one we should advise, is to buy life annu
ities sufficient to raise the rate of interest
to 4 per cent, and the third is to expend
yearly strictly regulated portions of the
capital. It is curious to notice how ex
ceedingly this last practice is now disliked,
though it was all but universal in 6he
eighteenth century and though it is
mathematically more profitable than the
purchase of lifo annuities.
Men have lost confidence in their own
ability to stick to their own rules and
think if they begin spending capital they
will get rid of it all before they die.
They are very likely right, but their self
distrust shows a decrease in the fiber of
their wills, even when their permanent in
terests are concerned, such as it would be
difficult to induce a respectable Hindoo or
Russian Jew to credit. If he made up his
mind to take? 10 a year out of his hoard
and no more, he would go to prison for the
rest of his life before he would touch an
other penny. Our people have not that
tenacity of purpose, but they will be welded
into it if the yield of capital continues to
sink as it has been doing for some years.
A Cynical View of Marriage.
"The yielding to an insane desire to sup
port another man's daughter, as somebody
has aptly defined marriage to be, seems to
me incomprehensible," said Mr. Cynicus
Cadebs. "I am not speaking of the mar
riages of rich men or of very poor men, but
those of men like myself, with an income
of about $2,000 a year. On that income I
can lodge comfortably in a good neighbor
hood, dine modestly at the best restau
rants, dress well and have something left
for amusements anil to meet social obligations.-
With a little management lean save
a few hundreds a year.
"As a married man my exjenses would
be exactly doubled were I to continue in my
present mode of living. To keep within
my income I would have to live in a tioard
ing house or in a cheap and misty flat. No
more dinners at places where one can keep
tn touch with the world. No more dinner
parties, for a married man with my income
is not invited to houses where as a single
man he is persona trrata, ami he could not
return the courtesy if he were. No more
theater going, for a married man must pro
vide for necessities before amusements.
"4n short, marriage on my income would
be the surrender of innocent pleasures as
well as of the creature comforts which do
so much toward making life worth living.
No marriage iu mine, thank you:. My in
come must he doubled more than once lie
fore I consent to make a woman miserable,
which is what the average ruan does when
he marries." New York Sun.
Hilly Florence "Ilold Hark."
Genial, big hearted Billy Florence told
the story of his first appearance on the
stage only a few weeks lx-fore he made his
last appearance lieforethe public that loved
him so well. "Yes," he said, "1 remember
perfectly the first lines I ever delivered.
The play was Evadne, and I was cast for
one of the conspirators. 'Hold Kick!' was
niy line. It was the first, last and only
speech I had in t he play, but didn't it make
a hit! It hapiciied in this way. I w.is nat
urally very timid at rehearsals, and I de
livered my 'Hold lfcuk!' in a manner very
unlike a conspirator. 'Shout it out, my
boy,' said the manager. lj-t them hear
you. If you want to succeed in this busi
ness, have confidence in yourself. If you go
to market with one pound of butter to sell,
make as much noise as the man who has a
thousand. That's the way to get on.'
"Well, the eventful night came. I got
my cue, entered, and rushing down to the
footlights yelled "Hold b.-u-k!' in a voice
that could have been heard a block away.
I can assure you that it went. The audi
ence roared with laughter, and nothing in
the play that night called forth as much
applause or made as big a hit as my 'Hold
back!' the first lines I ever delivered."
New York World.
Effect of a liadg-e or Uniform.
A badge or a uniform, it matters little
which, is not regarded by its wearer as a
sign of servitude, but rather as a sublima
tion of self, the differentiation of the indi
vidual from the masses. The railroad man
thinks better of himself because of his blue
coat and brass buttons, and the messenger
boy were dull -and lifeless indeed without
his distinctive garmenture.
There is probably no description of badge
or uniform which is not uplifting to the
wearer. Even the state prison convict no
doubt is proud of his harlequin suit, and it
is not imiMissible that in branding days the
man into whose forehead was burned the
initial of "traitor"' or "deserter" gloried in
the distinction it brought to him. Indeed
it is not wholly improbable that the letters
"U. S." on the flank of an army mule in
the days of the war added something of ar
rogance to the animal's recalcitrations and
of triumph to his matutinal heehaw. Bos
A Youngster's Itcply.
There is a story of a lenevolent gentle
man who visited a certain reformatory in
stitution near Boston, and while going over
the place engaged one and another of the
inmates in conversation.
The good man was quite unmindful of
the fact, known to all who have seen much
of that phase of life, that people in such
places do not enjoy being questioned as to
their personal history- At last he came to
a very demure looking youngster, and his
heart went out toward the unfortunate
"Well, my little man." he said, "and
what are you in here for?"
."Please, sir," said the little fellow in
stantly. "I'm here to set the other boys a
good example." Youth's Companion.
Traveling Friends Meet In Strange Places.
"What gadabouts we nineteenth century
folk are!" laughed a woman down at Old
Point the other day as a gentleman who
had been speaking with her walked away.
"The last time I saw that man we met in
the streets of St. Petersburg." "I know,"
responded the woman to whom she spoke,
"yesterday at the Arlington in Washing
ton, on our way here, who should occupy
the next table to ours but a family with
whom we became quite intimate traveling
in India!" New York Times.
The Beauty of a Pace.
There are faces so fluid with expression,
so flushed and rippled by the play of
thought, that we can hardly find what the
mere features really are. When the deli
cious beauty of lineaments loses its power,
it is because a more delicious beauty"has
appeared that an interior and durable1
form has been disclosed. Emerson.
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