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TRE- WELY EITION. WINNSBO'RQ S. C., MAY 14 1895.,SAUHE 89
question is of more vital im
portance to every man and wom
an than that of the perpetuity
f our . republican institutions and
!orm of government. Recognizing this
fact, the following questions were re
:ently submitted to a number of prom
Inent public men, assumed to be best
lualified to answer them:
First-Will our present republican
form of government last one hundred
Second-If not, why not?
Third-What is its greatest peril?
Fourth-Is there any danger that
.liena may so buy up the land and for
eign syndicates so buy up the business
enterprises as to obtain control of our
,ountry and eventually change its
form of government?
The answers received, which com
'rise a mest interesting symposium
vill be found below.
Cardinal. Gibbons-To the first ques
tion I reply that I not only fervently
pray and trust but also firmly believe
that it will. In view of my answer to
your first question your second one re
Iuires no answer. Its greatest peril
les in a departure from those Christian
prmciples upon which our very laws
and Institutions are based. To the
fourth query I reply that in my judg
mient we need have no fear of foreign
tapitalists and foreign syndicates.
Those who invest in our public lands
tnd our business enterprises will natu
dy be brought into closer acquaintance
with our present republican form of
government, and there L little doubt
that our institutions and our laws
will gain upon them upon closer ac
auaintance, and finally win their com
)lete respect and loyal support.
Senator Dolph-To the first question
i answer yes; the Constitution may be
amended, changes in form may occur;
iut our republican government will
endure for all time. My answer to the
Irst question renders it: unnecessary
:o give one to the second. I will not
2ndertake to answer categorically the
third question. The maintenance of a
government by the people is possible
nly when the masses are independent,
xtelligent and virtuous. The danger
to our republican form of government
arises from the ignorant, the vicious
and venal classes, controlled by de
signijng and corrupt men. I do not
think there is a part'c'e of danger that
aliens will so buy up the land and for
eign syndicates so buy up the business
enterprises as to obtain control of our(
rountry and eventually change its form,
T. V. Powderly-Our present repub.
Uican form of government cannot last
100 years longer and continue to drift
under the power of monopoly and
wealth as it is doing now; in fact, the
money power at the present day forms
an aristocracy or a plutocracy which
entirely nulles every section, clause,
and article in our bill of rights when
ever they are called in question in be
half of the peopl-e. The greatest peril
menacing our government is the pover
ly and indifference of our people. The
poor are so oppressed that they are
forced to sell themselves for what they
can get, and are thus at the mercy of
the bosses, the pliant tools of monopo
iy, who forge to the front in our politi
cal parties. I do not care whether it
be an alien or a native syndicate that
buys up the land or the business enter
prises of the country, for the instinct
of greed is the same in an Americari
as an Englishman, and we have, there
fore, as much to fear land stealing iz'
one form as another.
Ex-Senator Edmunds-I most certain
ly think that our present republican
form of government will last 100 years
longer. The greatest perils to our re
public are insufficient education, excess
of the foreign element, and political
corruption. I think there is no danger
of any considerable portion of the lands
of the United States falling into for
sign control, nor that any considerable
portion of Its business enterprises will
ever be owned or controlled by for
Ex-Senaator Evarts-I cannot possible
feel any great degree of concern as to
the stability of the noble institutions
which this great, prosperous, and pow
grfuj country is now in the enjoyment
Wade Hampton-Time alone can give
the answer to the first and second ques
tions. With regard to what is the
greatest peril of our government, I
think it is the ,accumulation of money
In the bands of a few persons and the
unscrupulous use of wealth. I appr-e
hend no danger to republican institu
tions from foreign capital or immigra
tion in the way pointed out by your
fourth question, but I think that great
harm is done to the country by allow
ing Nihilists, Communists and paupers
of other lands to become citizens of
Senator Sherman--I never venture
to prophesy for the future. No one can
answer the questions with any confi
dence, though I hope most earnestly
that our present gloribus republican
form of government will last for many
years. The perils of the future cannot
La acinted. AnY man would usurp
the properties and attributes of the
infinite if he attempted to reply to the
John J. Ingalls-I think the Anglo
Saxon race on this contivent have thus
!ar overcome every obstacle in their
2nprecedented experiment of popular
seif-government They have made too
inany sacrifices to leave any doubt
that they will solve the problems of thq
future as successfully as those of thei
The Fallacy of Discontent.
The disconzented view of the work
Ing classes Is altogether fallacious. The
people who, knowing nothing about the
working classes at first hand, and, argu
Ing on what they call general principles
conclude that workingmen must be men
of extreme and revolutionary opinions,
are wholly in error. "How can you,"
they ask, "expect them not to favor
schemes for taking money from the
rich and putting It into the pockets of
the poor, or at any rate, for changing.
for change's sake? When men are
wretched and discontented with their
lot, It Is no wonder that they should
support any scheme of alteration, how
ever rash. When the status quo is In
.olerable, who will care to maintain it?"
Now this contention sounds all very
fine in theory, but in practice It Is en
tirely delusive. In the first place. It 1
founded on an untenable assumption
namely, thst the working classes as a
whole are wretched and discontented
with their lot, and would regard al
most any change as a change for thi
better. As a matter of fact, the bulk 01
them are not In the least discontentec
in the sense meant. It Is the old de
lusion of the supercilious plutocrat whc
pities every one as a poor devil whc
does not drink champagne, and have a
valet. Life must be intolerable, thinks
the milliortaire, without great roomi
and fine pictures, plenty of horses, a
yacht, and unlimited cigars. Yet th4
humble smoker of the pipe and the
diner off roast mutton are not in th,
Sydney Smith, in his old age, and en.
Joying the luxuries of 1844, gave a lisi
of all the improvements In the machin
ery of life which he had himself seen
introduced, and drew a stirring picturE
of the miserable days before railways
lucifer matches, umbrellas, and a dozen
other necessary conveniences. "When I
I think," he added, "of all this, I feel
almost ashamed to remember how per.
fectly happy and contented I was." The
position of the workingman in regard
to his own condition Is very much thai
suggested by Sydney Smith. He Is per 7
fectly contented to go without things 3
which he has never used.-The Ninp
AN EXPENSIVE CURL.
3rigin of aStory Attributed to Twenty
. Handsome Women.
Lady Harriet D'Orsay was really, aco
:ordingto Mr. Sala, In his reminiscenes
published recently, the heroine of a
story which has been told In at leas, r
twenty forms of twenty different ladies Y
of fashion. She was presiding at a X
stall at a vente de charite, or bazar, x
held in aid of the fund of some asylum 1
or another when there came up the It
Duke of Orleans, son and heir of King s
Louis Philippe. The Duke, after some
polite small talk, began to extol the I
beauty of her hair, and, indeed, bei
Henrietta Maria coiffure had never
looked glossier and softer than it dii -
"Oh!" said his royal highness, "if 7
could only possess one of those enchani
"How -nuch would mnonseigneur give 3
tor one?" asked Lady Harriet, gravely Y
"Five thousand francsi" repeated th'[
Duke; "a mere bagatelle."
"Six thousand francs?"
"Anything so charming a lady chose t
"I will not be extortionate," pursued
Lady Harriet; "we will say 5,000."
And then she very composedly pro- i:
duced a dainty little pair of scissors, 31
snipped ofit the adorable Henrietta ir
Maria ringlet, wrapped It in silver pa. >
per and handed it with dignity to the >]
Duke. His royal highness looked very >I
straight down his nose, and returning I
Lady Harriet's salute, stalked some
what gloomily away. But his privy il
purse duly forwarded the money ner x
ray. __ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Woes of the Marriageable Girl. 3.
She Is In the market Poor little '
woman. I pity her from the bottom o1 -
my soul. Was ever girl before con
fronted with so many difficulties? The '
new novel and the new play are sugges
tive of so many ghastly notions relativ
Where will the man be found whorm
a woman can trust? He must have a
past and if one would belong to the newC
type of women this past must be uo
If one marries how soon will It be be-~
fore some skeleton of bachelor days P
will rattle Its bones until every heart.
beat is lost In the horrible din of a thou ii
and conflicting emotions? t
There are so many girls who are look.
lg for a soulful mate. These anxioms a
ones cannot trust the capers of cupid. ha
They fear that lofty aspirations will be I
given a tumble.I
We women in the midst of a crus~ade Ic
against an unequal standard, are in. te
deed brought face to face with muany Ii
serious problems. Very perfect mus1 hi
be the mechanism of heart and brain ti'
If we would solve the knotty questios: SC
'o our entire satisfaction. r
Specimen of American EnterprIes.
"I see" "observed Mrs. Snaggs, "that te
s'me American capitalists are trymsg
to buy a volcano in Mexico." It
"Yes," replied her husband: ".Ia
haven't heard of a crater enterpr!j
than that for some time. "-Pitts a
ONE OF THE HAPPY FELLERS.
I don't complain
When the Lord sends rain
When the tanks in the sky run over;
For the rain, you kT 5,'.
Makes the corn biades grow,
An' gives a lift to the clover.
My plans ain't crost
When the Lord sends frost
An' the bills an' the plains look wrinkled;
It's a seasonin' sweet
For the things I eat
The spice by the angels sprinkled.
I jes' take all
From the spring to fall,
As it comes from the One who sends It;
An' my heart'll beat
Like it thought life sweet,
'Till rest in the roses ends it.
A WOMAWS PLUCK.
In the spring of the year, 1878, my
Lsband, Frederick Morton made up
is mind to try an experiment. In
tead of taking board for us through
he summer months, he decided to hire
furnished house, within easy reach
f the city, thinking he would be far
aore comfortable in that way.
After a diligent search, we found a
aitable house at Brighton. It was
tuated on a high hill and com
3anded a charming and extensive
ew of the bay and surrounding
ountry. The only drawback was its
tter isolation from neighbors, for the
earest one was at least half a mile
We were safely settled in our new
ome by the first of May, fully deter
:ined to enjoy every day of the com
ig summer. Our household comprised
t that time my husband and self, our
fant son and one servant. Norah
as a widow, thoroughly capable and
ustworthy. I would have found her
avaluable but for the number of her
alations, some of whom unaccountably
ied each month, making it necessary
>r her to attend the funeral. She
ould come to me with tears in her
"Sure, I am sorry, ma'am to have to
o home again so soon, but you see,
ia'am, my husband's brother's wife's
ster is to be buried the day, and
ey'd think bad of me not going to
e funeral. It's myself will be home
a soon as I can, ma'am." And away
e would go, to return the following
orning, with a doleful countenance,
4lling me: "Sure, it was her was the
ood mother, ma'am! And what a
bautiful corpse she made! Well, well,
's a quare world, and it's them are the
>rrowful childer the day."
Then. evidently thinking she had
>ne her full duty to the dead, she
ould take up her work as cheerily as
there never was death or desolation
. the world.
Three months passed away -and- we
re so rmuc pleasedwith our country
yuse that Fred decided to purchase
furnished as it was, and make our
rmanent home there. All prelm
aries as to price had been settled,
d nothing further could be done un
I the owner should bring the deed.
hus we were situated on the first day
August, when, after Fred had gone
business, Norah came to my room
itell me that her husband's aunt, on
is father's side, was dead, and "sure,
e couldn't affront thim, as they'd all
ne to poor Dinny's funeral, dressed
the most beautifuilest mournin; so
e laste she cu'd do was to return the
Knowing it would be useless to re
se her request, I told her to go,
ich she was not slow in doing, and I
s left to myself for the remainder of
e day. The many duties of the
>usehold and the care- of my baby
y fully occupied the hours, leavmng
e no time to be lonely.'- When the
gthening shadows of evening came
consulted my watch, and found that
ed had not come on his usual boat,
ich reached the landing at seven. I
ew then that he could not come until
e nine o'clock boat, and my heart
nk with a nameless dread.
Caefully fastening all the windows
id doors on the first floor, I took my
by up to bed. Our room was the
nt one on the second floor; it was
~tagon in shape, with two windows
ening on a balcony. In the centre
the chamber stood the bed, while
~tween it and the windows a ham
ock was swung in which our baby
pt. Fred, with a small pulley and
rd, had arranged it in such a manner
at I could swing the hammock if
by was restless at night without
ung. At the head of the hammock,
so between the bed and window, was
desk, in which we usually kept any
lubles we might have in the house.
When baby, who was restless, at
at fell asleep, I sat down at the desk,
d more to keep himself from becomn
g nervous than anything else, wrote
o or three letters' When they were
ished, as it was nearly nine o'clock,
went to kitchen to see that Fred's
pper was ready, for I knew he would
as hungry as a bear. When all was
~epared,- thinking that I heard baby
oving, I again went up stairs. P-aus
g in the hall, I looked into the room
see if the child was all right. Horror
horrors! there stood a great, brawny
an at my husband's desk, which I
td neglected to close before going
Like a flash I knew he was looking
r the money with which Fred in
ded to pay for the house. He was so
tent on his search that he failed to
ar my foot-steps. Drawing cau
usly back, though by limbs trembled
that I could scarcely stand, I
ached our dressing-room, which had
e door, opening from the hall and
ie leading into our sleeping room.
iing Fred's revolver from the man
1, I quietly approached the door and
ain looked ini. The man was still at
e desk, but he had found the money<
id was just putting it into his pocket.
bat should I do? Could I stand there
id see him take the money which we
i accumulated by so many priva
tions? No, not while I "had strength
to resist! Quietly entering the room,
I stood at the side of the bed nearest
the door, and in as firm a voice as I
could assume in my agiition said,
"Put that money down-or you are a
dead man," at the same-time pointing
the revolver straight at his head.
With an oath he faced ine.
"Drop that pistol, woman, or I will
brain your child," he cAed, laying his
immense hand on the pillow on which
my darling slept. "Drop it, I say, and
I will harm neither you or the kid, but
by Heaven! if you atteinpt to shoot
I'll dash its brains out!"
Great God! Would Fied never come
I felt my strength rapidry leaving me,
and feared each moment I should
faint. But my baby'afdanger nerved
my hand, and I pulled the trigger just
as the man made a dash through the
window.- As I fired the baby awoke
with a cry, and I sank senseless to the
floor, thinking I had killed.hini.
When I regaiued 'consciousness 1
found myself in a darkened room,
with Fred standing by my bedside P
looking anxiously at me,- and a strange
woman moving quietly about.
"What is it, Fred? -Have I been
"Yes, dear, but you will soon be bet,
ter now," he said, smoothing my hair L
tenderly, while tears t6od in his dear e
Then, as reason i4rdy returned tc t
me, I cried ouE in agegAy of fear: 9
"Iy baby-my li.tie Willie! Tel. i
me, Fred, did I kill hiti on that dread- t
"Hush, darling! Willie is il right
Nurse, bring baby here. See, dearest,
here he is," laying him down, crow
ing and laughing, beside me.
The relief was too great-akJ agaih
fainted; but as joy seldom kills I soon
recovered, aud in a s rt time was able
to listen to Fred's Vcount of that
Wishing my brother Edward, wht
was a lawyer, to inspetthe deed of the
house before he should sign it, he had
called at his office and induced him to
accompany him home. When as
cending the hill to our house, they
were astonished beybad measure to L1
hear the report of a pistol, and to a
see a man dash through the win- i
dow, climb over the railing of the bal. it
cony, drop heavily toithe ground and '
run towards the w6ods. They gave 1
chase, and after a shaip struggle cap- n
tured him. BringingiLim to the house, i
they searched him>. and found the 11
money and other valuables which he
had taken from the desk. They found
me lying unconscienmsion the floor, with
the pistol still in myia d, and our
baby crying lustily. -:6e burglar was
the law; but it was several hours after
that they, with the help of a physician, n
who had been hastily summoned, sue
ceeded in recovering me to conscious
ness, though not toreason, for I was in t
a raging fever, crying out to every one
who approached me to save my child,
telling them he was dead and that I
bad killed him; and it was only by the
most careful nursing they had saved my
When I had fully recovered we re
turned to our home in the city, as
red no longer wished to live in theu
ountry. As for Norah I never saw I
er good-natured face again, for my .
usband sent her off, bag and baggage- 't
wile I was ill, telling her to go and .e
ury herself with her relatives.
He Disturbed the Play.
"Would you mind leaving this pack E
ge at the cigar store after you leave ~
he theater to-night?" asked Charlie ~
Schlager of his sister's best fellow. w)1e '
s a little hard of hearing, as he hande'
im a small package. .
"Certainly not; it will be no troubl.
"Now be sure and leave it after the
heater, for my friend doesn't gu or
watch till late."
The third act was on, and the heroine.
ay snoozing on a couch, while the vilJ
ain was doing a heavy hist! alone! act C
Br-r-r-r-r! Everybody jumped. and~ 1'
he young man made a frantic grab fo ~
his overcoat pocket. I
B-r-r-r-r! rang through the wholel
heater and ushers and special officers h
ade a rush for the young man whc ~
was jumping about clutching at his
ocket They grabbed him and hustled
im up the aisle, but the b-r-r-r-r fol
owed him and finally died out in the a
listance. His best girl's brother had
iven him an alarm clock to carry, and
e was so hard of hearing that its ticlk r:
ng did not reach his ear.
The Physician In Social Life.
In the Chautauquan Dr. John S. Bill ~
ngs, in reckoning "The World's fDeb ~
o Medicine," ascribes much import
nce to the physician's influence in so.
cial life. "The example Set by him o1
abitual self-sacrifice, of giving up hi.
wn comfort, and sometimes risking
is own health and life for the sakc
f his patients, of punctuality, and of
recision and accuracy in his work,
hich is often undertaken without the
smallest prospect of pecuniary reward,
s an example which has some effect
pon those who are acquainted whh
is daily life, all the more hecause
these things become habits which 'ey
ct no effort, involve no indecision
nd, above all, no self-praise.' -
A Pleasant Prospect._
Nodd-My wife went shopping to-day d C
nd didn't spend a cent Sc
Todd-Well, wait till to-morrow. his
when she has seen what my wife I
ought-New York World. to
A proper secracy is the only mystery
f able men; mystery is the onl'
ecrery of weak and cunnings one.
Eloquence is vehement simplicity.
Truth crushed to earth is liable to ac'
iJ' a boomerang.
L Grewuome Mansion on Which i
Curse Is Baid to Rest.
Near New London, Cann., Is a Qua
:er settlement which has beeh in ex
stence many years, An old house is
ituated there which Is popularly sup
osed to have a curse laid on it and
s therefore called Devil House. Dur,
ng the present century at least 100
eople have died In the mansion, either
rom meeting with some accident o
s the result of melancholia and mad
Less. How many have died since thg
touse has possessed Its evil reputa
[on, it is impossible to say.
The house was built before 1710. Tx
780 it came into the possession of the
treen family and to them legend
scribes the beginning of the curse
eth Green used to ill-treat his wiff
lattie and she, dying, prayed thai
orrow and death should come to all
bose that leased or bought the house,
ince then the house has changed
ands every few years and the occu
ancy of each tenant has been marxed
One of the most dramatic episodet
i the history of the house was the ill
ess of Betsy Chapman in 1808. She
ad lived a -wicked life, and being
Lken sick summoned the Quakers to
ame and pray for her. They prayed,
ut she shrieked and screamed that
ie devil was after her soul, and beg
ed that more vehement petitions to
eaven be made. Betsy recovered q
-om this Illness, but she lived only a
THE DEVIL HOUSE.
w months afterward, when she met
r death by falling down a well.
It does not seem to matter whethek
te occupants of Devil House believe 0
the curse or not, sooner or later
ath claims its victims. However V
rong or robust the members of a
.mily may be, they have but to move i
to the grewsome house and one or
ore fall into melancholia, or by some t
range accident soon come to the end
4GLISH CO-OPERATIVE STORES
iormous Profits Made by Stockholdi
ere-Protests of Other Traders.
Here are some official figures of an
Emtu" an~vdrth nlaveR an astonigI'inhg t
prominent part In the social econo- t
y not only of the metropolis, says a
riter in the New York World, but
all Great Britain and of several of
colonies, and of the official establish- Go
ent of India as well. I refer to the 'I
rmy and Navy Co-fDerativo So
aty," at which you may purchase S
actically everything at cost-but for a
sh strictly-from 10 to 20 per cent.
low the ruling figures at any regular o
op. Its customers are by no means
ufined to the services, for practically
y one who has a friend in either the
my or navy can obtain a ticket en
ling him or her to the benefits of
be stores." I have heard astonishing
ports of the profits to the original M
trchasers of shares. An investment *t
en of $5,000 is to-day worth $175,000,
am told, exclusive of the handsome es
arly dividends. From the official re- tiJ
*rt for the past year It appears that
e sales amounted to about $14,500,
0 and the miscellaneous revenue to
5.000. The gross profits amounted
$1,750,000, and the net profit to $638,
0, which, added to the amount
ought forward from last year, gave
total of $843,305. The directors reo
mended a dividend of 5 per cent P1
e the six months ending Jan. 31 last, w
d a bonus of ?1 10s per share. As
e par value of a share is ?1 this C1
sans that the fortunate holder, if he uI
t inon the ground floor, ispaids a I
arly dividend of 155 per cent. The p
ormous business as indicated above ~
s seriously affected shopkeepers of
sorts, and there are meetings among
m every once In a while to protesi eb
d even to demand governmental i, hC
WORLD'S BIGGEST DOG. Lt
1ed on the President to Exhibli qu
Emong President Cleveland's vish,
;at Washington. the other day, says
exchan;;, was the Great Dane
.ampion Majur McKinley, probably
Slargest dog in the world, who stop- s
d off on his way to the New York
g show. Major McKinley is fror.
uith Bend, Ind. He stands 37 Inches
gh, weighs 205 pounads and measures
'et 61 inches from the tip of his nose
the end of his tail. He has won
st prizes in every sihow he has beer E
rho less religion p:eon~e have, tbe bt- cc
e satis~ed they are* with themuselves. w
Id the more they '-vne, the better sat y
led they are with Wd. ' gi
lam's Vorn Sounds a Warning Note 91
ELIGION p u r
a n d umdehle4
$never sells mus
lin. with -a shori
When the Wiok
ed hold office ti
devil rules the
An oath' oA t1M
lip Is the devil's
The devil likei
to see people play
The spider probably thinks that the
oee is a fool.
The devil soon runs from the man hs
The mission of trouble is to show xu
hat we need God.,
Women can be the devil's best friend
r his worst enemy.
The man who stifles his liberallto
hokes his religion.
The man who walks with God must
,o It with clean feet.
When Jesus reached the masses he
rst prayed all night.
To know some people Is a standing
vitation to be good.
When the devil goes to church he gen
rally dresses in white.
No man loves God with all his heart
rho loves to tell bad news.
The smiles that count for Christ ara
ose that begin In the heart.
Christ Is still reaching out a helping
and to those who are down.
The man who rides a hobby will no$
elieve that the world Is big.
What the church needs is not bettei
reaching, but better practice.
God has many voices with which t
;eak to those who will listen.
God and the saloon-keeper are never
2 the same side of any question.
A lie knows that it must either hid.
- die when truth gets on its track.
No man makes a wrong Investment
,ho gives as much as God expects.
The more a man loves God the less it
arts him when he isn't treated right.
It hurts the cause of Christ to poini
> the cross with a frown on the face.
Too many- people are trying to be
bristians without the help of Christ.
Comparing ourselves with somebod3
s won't make our sinning any safer.
The devil has never been able to put
man who was all for God in a hard
dellif ie 509-o-thea
r is leading his class in the wrong d
The green pasture comes in sight as
on as the heart says, "The Lord is my
There are some communities In which
>omon would not have been consid
The devil's rope Is around the neck
the man who thinks he can drink
let it alone.
Some people pray that God will use
em, but they want him to do It 1i
elr own way.
A. stone thrown straight at the devil
pretty apt- to hit some politiciar
uare in the face.
'he devil keeps many In bondage, be
use he can make a rope of sand look
te an Iron cable.
ome people never accomplish an7
ing for Christ because they wait until
-morrow to begin.
The devil doesn't waste any darts on
e man who does all his work for thf
rd with his head.
What a cold church needs is not 5.
eacher with a bi'gger head, but oni
Lth a warmer heart.
Whenever the fiery furnace lies In tht
ristan's path, Christ comes dowr
id leads him through It
rhere Is something wrong with th6
eaching that makes an unrepentanf
mer-feel like shouting.
5 long as the dlevil can have the flri
ance at our children, he doesn't care
w high we build our church steeples.
Every preacher should remember that
Is not God's purpose that any relig
is meeting should be held without re
An Old Custom Revived.
At the first diplomatic dinner given
the new President of the French re
blc M1. Felix Faure created quite a
usaton by Inaugurating a new cus
m, or rather by reviving an old one
ach has long fallen Into disuse. All
s ambassadors and ministers present,
gether with their attaches, both civil
d military, had been requested be
rehand, through the medium of the'
hef du Protocole," otherwise the Mas
of Ceremonies, to don their gala unl.1
Lms Instead of the customary swal
v-tal and white tie. Accordingly,
erybody who was entitled to wear
e, was attired In a gold or silver
aided coat-even French officials
d as the ladies hnd seized the oppor
nity to put on their gayest dresses
d their most sparkling diamonds, the
neral effect was quite magnificent.
oduce of Fractious of a Penny,
he old lesson as to "little drops of
iter, little grains of sand" making
e universe has had more exemplialca.
>n. It Is the custom of the Bank of
igland not to pay fractions of a pen.
. In the case of dividends on govern
ent stock these fractions have In the
urse of years amounted to ?140,00%,
hich amount, It is stated, was a few
ar ago paid over to the Chancellor
News in Brief.
-About one-third of an egg is sol
-Bookkeeping is lirst mentioned ir
Rtaly about 1569.
-Aluminum heel tips are coming ir
vogue in England.
-The busy bee, scientist. say, work
hut three hours a day.
-Cold handas are oftentimes an Ind'
cation of nervousness.
-An electric treefeller is one of the
most recent inventions.
-The stride of an ostrich is some
times as much as twelve feet.
-Stamps for marking goods were ir
nse at Rome before the Christian era.
-Reliable orit.hologists declare that
swans, ravens and parrots will live 20
-Observing barbers declare tha
men with heavy beards are mst apt tc
-Mackerel pass the winter in the
sand or mud in deep water, and im
merge in spring.
-A scientitic expedition from the
University of Pennsylvania has left fo
-Boston is to have sterilized school
t'ooks. The books are simply baked U
kill diseass germs.
-Argon, the new gas which has been
discovered in the atmosphere, costi
V10,000 a pound to produce.
-Some students delving in old
libraries now wear muzzles to preven'
'ohalation of the book microbe.
-At a sale of relics in England in the
year 1816 a tooth of Sir Isaac Newtor
was sold for a sum equal to $3,000.
-The wings of the owl are lined witL
a soft down that enables the brid to
qy without making the slightest sound.
-The French Government discovers,
through recent investigation, that
microbes are to be found in commor -
-=Daring the Brooklyn trolley strike
militiamen quartered in one of the car
barns did part of their cooking by
-At Heazig, Hungary, on October
11, 1894, four perfect rainbows were
Been three smaller ones inside the mair
oir pi imary bow.
-In all particulars, save size, the Ve
aetian gondola, the Samese barge -and
the old Scandinavian Viking ahip ar
'ery much alike.
-Dr. Lombard, of Geneva, Switze
erland, who has just died, was for many
years regarded as the leading medica
elimatologist of the world.
eenn, has hdin Casl and 0
wecunties mysteriously returned to her, /
They were stolen some days ago.
-ohn Pox, of Zeeland, Midh., is to
tally blind, but makes a business of re
pairing sewing machies, and car
-hread a needle qmcker than quick.
-Peat enjoys certain antisepti.
qualities. A dead body which was
buried in peat for over 100 years was
'ound in a state of good preservation.
-The largest refracting telescope
ever constracted is that which is to be
presented to the University of Chicago
by Mr. Yerkes. It has a forty-inck
-Lettuce and dandelions .rmiied(
cooked as "greens" are not only
nutritious but a good purifier. of thd
system. They should form a- liberg
diet every spring.
-To prevent the possibiiityof conk:.
gious diseases spreading through t~
use of the telephone Paris Physi-~
recommend the use of a speciall
eared antiseptic paper.
.-jate Field says she thinki that
Worth made her the only dress that
he ever made of American matorisk 1!
was American satmn, and it took 0wbr
-It is proposed to generate uledi
sity in the coal regions, using the chaim
as fuel,-.and transmit it to large citiei'
by wire, there to be used for light,
oower or heating purposes.
-in Holland the fields are ofteA,
.eparated from each other by water and
as the canals are higher than the land
the use of water for irrigation become!
mn easy and simple matter.
-"The London "Zoo" has secured
a coupleof specimens of that rare bird,
the apteryx, and proposed to solve the -
mooted question whether it is the male
"r female bird that hatches the eggs.
-California fruit growers are pro
posing to ship fruit in tight cars with
earbonic acid gas. It is claimed that
this gas will preserve the fruit in its
flavor and is an economy over cold
-Mrs. Frances Klock,-of the Colors
zlo Legislature, has introduceti a bill in
the House providing for an industrial
school for girls and appropriatmng
$15,000 for its establishment and
-The Queen of the Belgians it
asually attended when on horseback by
one of her favorite dogs, of which
she has a dozen, with a preferenceo
-just as Queen Victoria has-for
-A Belgian inventor has devised an
immense lamp such as probaly never
bee-n seen before. It is six feet high
and1 measures 7.10 feet in diameter. It
is fed with lard oil, and the consumip
'ion to be very smalL
-The crown of England was lost insa
hawthorne bush, after the battle of.
Bosworthi Eield where Riebard IIL,
King of England, was defeated, Au-.
gust 14,1485, by Henry, Earl of Rich,
niond, who then ascendied the throne.
-According to Mr. Cross in his me.
moir of his wife the reason she took ~
the name of George Eliot was as she
explains it, ''because G*eorge was -hr.
Ljewes' Cbristian n'ame, and Eliot was a
good, umouth-filling,.easily pronounced