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DAKOTA CITY, NIB. John H. Rianif Publlahei Beverai otnpr inings oosiaes college football nec-d reforming. It begins to look n though Wore Jong Dr. Cook ran t belong to anything xcept church. "Cost or living" ay be borne pa tiently. It Is what, it coats merely to exist that hurts. Halley's cornet has thus far len overlooked ns a cause of high prices. Why this oversight? The digits of 1910 add tip H- Tnls Indicates flint the price of Ice will advance next spring. When times change men and women hould change with them. Living In the past Is a lonesome life. A century hence It may bo possible to pick up a newspaper without find ing therein some, reference to Rocke feller. Perhaps that mathematical boy won der can help some by reducing 999, 99,99fl causes for high prices to 57 un derstandable varieties. Dr. Cook's own ATotic club has jounced him. It appears to be a repeti tion of the old story of the serpent's tooth and the thankless child. New York playwright became crazy after finishing a vaudeville sketch. Bis case was remarkable chiefly be cause the insanity developed after. Ona of the New York managers says there are too many theaters In this country, but the one night-stand player will stick to the theory that the thea ters are too far apart. But before Congress can do much bout the cost of living most of the Congressmen will have to deliver some Impassioned addresses to be read by the folks hack home. Mr. Morse says he Is the victim of "the most brutal sentence ever pro nounced against a citizen of a civilized country." Mr. MorBe, therefore, Is a martyr. Kindly heave a sigh for him. France is far from being the child less country that some writers picture ft. The recent census shows no fewer than thirty-five thousand families In that country which rejoice In ten or more children each, and over one and one-fourth million families having at least five children each. Both Mrs. Wells and Mrs. Fargo will fcave new gowns at once. The stock shares of the Wella-Fargo company re cently rose from 519 to G60 in the mar- ket, following the distribution of a dividend which showed a profit of 300 per cent on $16,000,000 of capital some of which Is actually invested. The composite character of the American people to-day could hardly be shown in a more striking way than by the fact that a leaflet in ten dif ferent languages has just been au thorlzed by a elothlng-mukers' union, In order to inform Its members of present conditions In the trade and the advantages of organization. Not even the strenuous attainments of "advanced" and "emancipated" womanhood can smother the blessed Instincts of sympathy and pity in the feminine heart. When an athletic. Chicago girl caught a burglar in her homo the other night, she first over powered him single-handed, and then, listening to his pitiful plea that he was driven to crime by hunger, gave him a square meal and set him free. Cleveland school children bid fair to become the champion spellers of the country. They are required to learn only two new words a day, or ten words a week. At the end of very eight weeks they are tested In a spelling bee, and almost every child spells all the words correctly. This System is based on the truth enunci ated in the chorus of the song, "Every little' bit added to what you've got makes a little bit more." If Swinburne used a rhyming die tlonary and thereby became a great poet, as has been recently alleged, it is a pity that many of the embryo poets of the present Gay could not be supplied with the same brand of rbyin Ing dictionary. For, whatever the rea on may be, there is at the present day a dearth of genuine poetry. There la much rhyming, much bright dog gerel, and occasionally ambitious at tempts at blank verse, but the results of the latter are usually dreary. Few modern poets, but Walt Whitman, ap pear to have possessed strength nough to make un rhymed metrical lines a vehicle of expression. The age seeds a great poet. In the past CO years the leading nations have devel oped virtually a new civilization, a new morality, new standards, a new sociology. What a great field lies be fore a poet with genius enough to be to this age what Homer was to the ancient world; what Virgil was to the Latins; what Dunte was to the me dieval thought: what Shakespeare was to the Elizabethans, and what Tenny son was 'to the Victorian age. The poets of 'be past, with their wonderful psychic powers, anticipated modern development along inuny lines; but there are Ideas evolved from modem Inventions and discoveries, from eco noniU- and political development, and from sociological changes, thut they never could have thought of, and thut am groaning to ha delivered in ade quate poetic exprc&dion. There is also a morality higher and liner thun uny thing coureivtd of 111 the past, iiius mucb as it embraces tti wholw human brotherhood. There ere beautiful theories of liberty in ancient and me dieval times, but the body politic rent ed upon a system of sis very that gavo sly the favored fsw ltlsurs for fa- tellectiial development. The nnlver- salUy of human rights la a conception whose full poetic meaning could be embodied In Immortal verse only by a man of the age that has seen It act ually wrought Into human institutions. Leopold II., who died recently at the age of 74 years, was the second king of the riulglans. Belgium became In dependent In 1S:U, when It separated itself from the Netherlands and elect ed the prince of Haxe-Coburg Gotha, Leopold's father, as Its first king. Since that time the kingdom has grown and prospered. With one-quarter the Hrea of the state of New York, it contains about the same population. There Is an average of one person for every inhabitable acre in the whole country. The growing density of popu lation early attrac ted the attention of Iopold, and he began to look abroad for an opportunity for colonial expan nIon. After Stanley had failed to in terest Gladstone, and through him England, In the development of the Congo basin, Leopold sent, for the great explorer and gave him $2f0,000 toward the expenses of his expedition of com mercial Investigation In the Congo re gion. The Congo Free State was formed as a result of the report which Stanley made, and I;opold became its protector and practical owner. In 1908 he turned over to Belgium his rights In the state, and it Is hereafter to be governed by the Belgian parliament. Great abuses marked Ieopold's admin istration of the Congo Stale, and his reign will be notorious for them; but the fact remains that he was the only European monarch willing to assume responsibility for the attempt to civil ize that part of Africa. At home the king was a constitutional ruler in the most democratic kingdom In Europe. He was active. In co-operation with Belgian capitalists, In developing the foreign and domestic trade of the coun try, and was long regarded as a type of the modern man of affairs in public life. In his private life the dead king seemed to be devoid of moral sense, and outraged all the decencies. He is succeeded by his nephew, Albert, who Is loved by the Belgians because ho possesses those moral qualities which his uncle lacked. "The dog is man's companion; the elephant Is his slave," writes Sir Sam uel W. Maker In "Wild Beasts and Their Ways." The dog shares with his master the delight of hunting, and defends him from an enemy's attack; but an enemy might kill an elephant's mahout, and the huge beast would not Interfere to save him. Te never vol unteers his services, although he can be trained to do certain acts, for he has a wonderful capacity for learning. But he will not do them unless he is ordered to by his mahout, to whose guidance he submits, because he knows that disobedience will bring punish ment. The mahout, sitting on the elephant's neck, governB the animal by an iron hook and spike, which resembles a boat-hook, and weighs from four to six pounds. The mahout drives the elephant by digging the point of the . ... . .. .. , .1 spike into its neaa, ana puns mm duck ; bv inserting the hook in the tender , t, nf ih ears Without the hook the elephant Is like the donkey with- out the stick, lie obeys not from af fection, but because he knows that he w ill be punished If he disobeys. An elephant whose mahout rules him responds to the secret signs of bis driver. Tho gentle pressure of the mahout's toe, the compression of his knee, the delicate touch of his heel, or the slightest swaying of his body to one side, guides the mighty beast as a ship Is guldud by an almost Im perceptible movement of the rudder. But the mahout must himself be cool and free from all nervousness If he expects the elephant to obey him. Illustrating the fact that a poor driver makes a disobedient elephant, Sir Samuel says that a man may sit a horse gracefully, but lr he has not the gift of a "good band there will be little comfort for the animal and no ease for tha rider. A rider with a uaa nana makes mat xaci Known to the horse almost as soon as he seats himself in the saddle. The result Is that the horse becomes nervous, and does not perceive what his master wishes him to do. Tbe elephant Is not bitted, and there - fore is not disturbed by a "bad hand." But if the mahout Is nervous, or hesl- tates, or vacillates, he will be sure to have a "bad knee" or a "bad toe." His mood will Influence his muscles, and the elephant feels that the mahout does not exactly know what he Is about. Instead of obeying Instantly j the pressure of knee or toe, the animal vacillates, swings his head, becomes unsteady, and If engaged in hunting or scenting a tiger, turns round and runs away - made a coward by his ma hout's nervousness. Cook I iiK Your Umh, The phrase, "I'll cook your goose foi you," originated In this manner: Eric, king of Sweden, coming to a certain town, besieged It, but, having few sol diers, was obliged to desist. The In habitants In derision hung out from the walls a goose on a pole. Later Eric returned with re-enforcements and In reply to the challenge of the heralds observed that he had come "to cook their gooso for them" and pro ceeded to storm the town and rnuke it hot for the Inhabitants. Apuroprlulv Teudrury. "How does Johlilus expect to do this year?" "Ills business ouilook Is a grave one." "Why? la he In trouble?" "No; he's an undertaker." Balti more American. Mtrrarr 1'crlla. "A great deul that you bihj In print nowadays is dangerous and mislead Ing," said the conservative citizen. "Yes," answered tho dyspeptic, - peclally In cook books." Washington. Star. THOMAS AND NANCY LINCOLN. 'Fit us for humblest service," This kindly, reverent man. Content to hold a lowly place In God's eternal plnn; Content, by prairie, wood and i The common lot to share, Or help a neighbor In hla need Pome grievous weight to bear- Then trustfully resigned the life Thut bad fulfilled bis prayer. And she In Indiana's grave This many a year who lies Mother and wife whose yearning soul Looked sadly from her eves Who, dying, called her children close Ae the last shadow fell, And bade them ever worship Ood And love each other well- Then to her forest grave was borne, The wind her funeral knell! Ho drear so lone who could have dreamed The boy her bed beside. Forth from that cabin door would walk Among earth's glorified? But, lo! his name from sea to sea Gives patriotism wings; Upon his brow a crown is set Grander than any king's; And to these fumelcss graveB his fume Tender remembrance brings. Ah! still the humblo God doth choose The mighty to confound: Ptlll them thut fear and follow him His angel campeth round; And while by Indiana's woods Ohio, murmuring, flows. And Illinois' green levels shine In sunset's parting glows While Lincoln's name Is dear, our hearts Will hallow their repose. Edna Dean Proctor in the Independ ent . T A Floral Valentine The life of Ninette Harding was not ;o be envied. That of tho maiden aunt making her home with her sister, and that sister having a family of growing children, seldom is. Ninette Harding's mother, left a wid ow while her daughters were mere K'r,s' ne consumed with the idea that th one wnv tn hrnvMa ,,-.. - - mo tulu, u' "er lu "mil, uinu on. Ana oi course iftora' WK lne ol(U,r. must be disposed of first Therefore it was that Jack Hilton had every opportunity to see and know Nora well, while of Ninette he knew little. Nevertheless it was to Ninette's knowledge of Jack Hilton,- more than to any other factor, that Mrs. Harding could have charged her utter failure In disposing of her second daughter ac rordlng to hor fancy After Jack went west Nora took the next man who came and was "haputy ever alter. mat is, as happy as she deserved to be. Not so Ninette, Now, when Silos Harding died he left money enough to provide well for hU children without the process of "marrying off' Instituted by his wid ow. But said widow was a "good man ager" that Is, she managed to dispose of all the extra funds and when she departed this earth, soon after he elder daughters marriage, she left nothing but the beautiful residence where Mr. and Mrs. Jones had already taken up their abode, much to her ' chagrin and disapproval. she did not believe in children re- I malning at home, she said; but that uiade little difference to Ned and Nora. Ned Jones was poor; he believed he was marrying an helresB. If that beau tlful stone house was all she was hei to, at least they would have that They completely Ignored Ninette' ihara in the house, and appropriated everything to themselves. Ninette had a home there on sufferance, lest 1 ahe should attempt to claim her own Income she had none. Therefore she took a position In one of the city dry goods emporiums," and, as mlgh have been expected under the clrcum stances, most of her wages went t help tide over family expenses, soon her salary was nearly as large as the Incompetent Ned's. So matters stood when Juck Hilton came home from the West, and, pass ing the Hurdlng house, recalled Nora's blue eyes. Turning to a little shaver landing on the sidewalk, he asked: "Does Miss Harding live here still?'' Now, there had been but one Miss Harding within the memory of this small man, therefore he answered truthfully: "Yeth. thlr." Jack Hilton had arrived at the time of life when a man discovers that it Is not good to be alone, and as he was perfectly plain with himself about the matter, why should not we be with the reader? lie hud come home to seek a wife. Not thut there were no women In the West. It had only chanced that he hud not found the right one In that longitude. Now he remembered the flowers he used to send to Nora Harding how tenderly she cared for them; the pot ted plant never lacked water, the palm was never dusty, tbt Easter lily bloom- BORN. - DIED - APR11 ed the second Easter, the bouquet was always exquisitely rearranged. He wondered why he had not mar ried Nora then, they both loved flowers so. He remembered how she used to laugh when he complimented her upon her garden or potted plants, and how she would pretend not to know one flower from another, and how It an gered him then. Well, she would have outlived such pranks by now. So thinking, he turned Into a flor ist's, and then he remembered it was St. Valentine's Day. "White roses and hyacinths bordered with heliotrope," he said to the flor ist. To himself he muttered: "Roses and hyacinths they're for love; hello trope, that's devotion. Strange how a fellow will remember those things!" On the reverse side of his card, hlch he gave to the florist to send with the flowers, he wrote: "Read my floral message, O my Val entine!" Then, feeling that he was making a fool of himself, he gave the address, "Miss N. Harding." Of course he would have to follow his valentine and pay a call to this old- time divinity of his, and as he walked on he grew quite nervous over the coming event. Nothing gives a man better opinion of himself than Im maculate gloves. He would indulge in a new pair. He entered a store to make the purchase, and there behind the glove counter he found his di vinity. Not she of the blue eyes for whom he had purchased the flowers, but his Ideal, whom he had been looking for through long years. How did he recog nize her? Well, he did not know, but certain It was that she recognized him, too. Yes, O blind man, she recognized you us Jack Hilton, her Ideal, whom she had loved since early girlhood, and waited for through long, silent years, with only faith in God to bid her hope. And you you took that radiant look of joy that roused your heart's blood and made you cry out: "Here is my ideal, my twin soul!" for a gleam from a fancy as Idle as your own. Jack Hilton felt no more nervous ness about the call which he resolved to pay that afternoon. Ho would laugh over the Valentino business In some way, and close that chapter quickly. When Ninette Harding reached home at noon her little niece ran to meet her with a beautiful though somewhat disarranged bouquet in her hand, cry ing: "Oh, Aunt Nettie! Aunt Nettle! S?e what some one sent you!" And Nora called from the dining room, where she already was at lunch: "Oh, Ninette, would you believe it? Jack Hilton Is homo, and he sent you a most lovely bouquet, to announce himself, I suppose. Used to send them to me by the score; you remember, for you always took care of them. The silly goose! The child is Just wild K2 fx m fJ4 if I M 1 a-Wr ot")c u")ffi Vve c?" Jrje CoU NfVji jiejp (vrjd'V S)V-VaVf $oX.V W-VmC m) t? o TL1MD - 1809. - 15 -1865. over them; I couldn't keep them away from her." Ninette set her teeth hard, but took the flowers and said nothing, accord ing to her custom. As she straight ened up the rumpled ones her eyes noted tho message which her meddle some sister had not spied. She took the bouquet to her own room, and that afternoon she wore, pinned to her coat, a bunch of flowers a rosebud, a Roman hyacinth and a sprig of heliotrope. In the meantime Jack Hilton had learned from relatives 4the Hardings' near neighbors) the whole "lay of the land" at the Harding) home, and In the course of these Inquiries it dawned upon him who his divinity of the glove counter was; and when he met her on the way to the store that after noon they shook hands as old friends who were not sure at their first rec ognition but doubly glad at second meeting, he received her gracious thanks for the bouquet that, after all, had not gone astray, with a thankful heart. Suffice It to say that Mrs. Ned Jones knoweth not to this present day that Jack Hilton's bouquet was meant for her, and that Mrs. Jack Hilton is ig norant at this present writing that her valentine was sent before Jack Hilton saw his fate across a glove counter, and lost his heart (which he was pre pared to lose) at the first glance. Cynthia Doering. l.ot Ilia A pole. During a public reception at the White House a farmer from one of the border counties of Virginia told the President that the Union soldiers in passing his farm had helped them selves not only to hay but his horse! and he hoped the President would urge the proper officer t consider his claim Immediately. Mr. Lincoln said that this reminded him of an old acquaintance of his, Jack Chase, who used to be a lumber man on the Illinois, a steady, sober man and the best raftsman on the river. It was quite a trick to take the logs over the rapids, but Jack was skillful with the raft and always kept it straight in the channel. Finally a steamer was put on and Jack was made captain of the boat. He always used to take the wheel himself In going through the rapid. One day when the boat was plunging and wal lowing In the boiling current and Jack's utmost skill was being em ployed to keep the steamer In the nar row channel a boy pulled his coat tall and yelled out to him: "Say, mister Captain, stop your boat a minute; I've lost my apple over board." Strongest Maa In Ilia Town. "In the meantime," says the "Every Day Life of Abraham Lincoln," "Abe had become not only the longest but the strongest man In the settlement. BY MARIE F. 3VIPT eY)rej $veA o.v;6 o?? Vk Soma of his feats almost surpass belief, and those who beheld them with their own eyes stood literally amazed. Rich ardson, a neighbor, declares that he could carry a load to which the strength of three ordinary men would scarcely be equal. He saw him quietly pick up and walk away with 'a chicken house, mado of poles pinned together, and covered, that weighed COO, If not much more.' At another time the Riehardsons were building a corncrtb; Abe was there, and seeing three or four men preparing 'sticks' upon which to carry some huge posts, he relieved them of all further trouble by shouldering the posts, single hand ed, and walking away with them to the place where they were wanted. 'He could strike with a maul,' says old Mr. Wood, 'a heavier blow than any other man. He could sink an ax deeper Into the wood than any .man I ever saw.' " ('Million of Ihe Uob;. Lincoln could not sympathize with those Union generals whx were prono to Indulge In big promises, but who never accomplished anything. In speaking of a general of this type one day he said: "These fellows remind me of a man who owned a dog which, so he said, just hungered and thirsted to eat up wolves. It was a difficult matter, so the owner declared, to keep that dog from devoting the entire twenty-four hours of each day to tho destruction of wolves. "One day a party of this man's friends decided to have a wolf hunt, and as this particular dog was so fero cious, they said they wouldn't take any other dog. The man who owned the dog didn't seem overanxious to go on the hunt, but he finally consented, and the party, accompanied by the fero cious wolf-dog, started out. "At last they sighted some wolves and tried to 'sic' the dog on them. He whined and whimpered, but they final ly kicked some enthusiasm Into him and started him after the wolves. Wolves and dog soon disappeared in the timber. "The hunting party got no trace of the chase until after a few miles they came to a farmhouse, where they saw a man hanging over the fence. " 'Have you seen anything of a wolf dog and a pack of wolves around here?" asked the hunters. " 'Yep,' was the short answer. "'How were they going?' " "Pretty fast.' ""'What was their position when you saw them?' '"'Well,' replied the farmer, 'the dog was a leetle ahead.' "Now, gentlemen," concluded the President, "that's the position In which you find most of these bragging gen erals when they get into a fight with the enemy. That's why I don't like military orators." Cor Valentine' Hr. What though the skies be cold gray And winds be wild and shrill. and Loco's messenger shall nnd nls Across the valo and hill: way For sunlight he shall have your face, For stars two eyes that shine Where my hourt has its dwelling place Your own, dear Valentine! lie turns to neither left nor right, lint straight ahead he goes; Ills guide is Hope, whose footstep light Tho surest pathway knows: lie bears my message In his scrip, A song whose every line Shall turn to music on your lip, My own deur Valentine! Oh, when you hear his eager knock Upon the door begin, Make haste to lift tho heavy lock And bid young Cupid In. Glad then shall gleam the skies above. And glad this heart of mine To bo at last with her I love With you, dear Valentine! Indies' Home Journal. ot Taking; Chanca. One day at a meeting of the Cabinet, it being at the time when it seemed as it war with England and France could not be avoided, Secretary of State Sew ard and Secretary of War Stanton warmly advocated that the United States maintain an attitude the result of which would have been a declara tion of hostilities by the powers men tioned. "But why run the greater risk when we can take the smaller one?" asked the President. "The less risk we run tho better for us. That reminds me of a story I heard a day or two ago, the hero of which was on the firing line during a recent battle, where the bul lets were flying thick. Finally his cour age gave way entirely, and, throwing down his gun, he run for dear life. "As he was Hying along at top speed he came across an officer, who drew his revolver and shouted: 'Oo back to your regiment at once, or I will shoot you.' " 'Shoot and be hanged!' the soldier exclaimed. 'What's one bullet to a whole hatful?'" Ham Raanlt, Anva. "Why don't you go to the picnic?" "Aw, I'm too tired. Let's soak a few sandwiches in lemonade and eat 'em on tho kitchen floor." Washing ton Uerald. FACTS IN TABLOID FORM. Two bushels of olives give three gal lons of oil. Roi.Vt veal Is the least digestible of butcher's meat. It takes five and a half hours to digest. Roast goosa takes two and a half hours. A piano stool that will nccommodato but one person under ordinary circum stances, but which contains leaves which can be Bpread to hold two to play duets, has been invented by & Chicagoan. At nine Paganlnl was composing sonatas, while Malfe, the great Irish, composer, it is claimed, wrote "Lovcr' Mistake," a song which was sung by the prima donna, Mme. Vestrls, In the drama "Paul Pry." Chung Ling, n priest of Buddha, well versed In all the mysterious knowledge that Is secreted in thoso mystic temples of the plains of China, is a student in the Franklin school night class for foreigners, Washing ton. Gertrude E. Curtis, of Bradford, Pa., is the first colored woman dentist. She passed the final examination in the College of Dental Surgery, In Philadelphia, with high honors, and Intends to begin active practice with out delay. She believes dentistry Is one of the best professions for wom en, and has encournged several col ored girls to take up the study. The coal market of the Argentins Republic, heretofore supplied almost exclusively from Great Britain, is to be Invaded by American coal mined in West Virginia and exported from Norfolk. The first cargo Is being loaded in the British tramp steamer London Bridge, bound for Puerto la Plata. West Virginia coal, it is as serted, can be put in Argentine 25 cents cheaper than British coal. Writing from Calcutta, Consul Perry says that It has been found that the skin of the rat is well adapt ed to a variety of purposes such as the binding of books, the making of purses, gloves and other articles for use and adornment. It Is stated that already the traffic in this commodity amounts to about $250,000 a year in Great Britain, and advertisements have appeared for supplies of skins, of the brown rat in lot3 of 100 to 10,000. Most members of the upper house possess more than one title, and not a few have a large number. The duTie of Abercorn Is holder of four Scotch, four Irish and two British peerages. The marquis of Lansdowne has one Scotch, five Irish and two British titles. Other peers who are well equipped in this respect are the duke of Norfolk (seven), the marquis of Breadalbane (eight), the duke of Port land (five), the duke of Devonshire (five) and the duke of Northumber land (six). Westminster Gazette. The German diamond fields in south west Africa are still yielding a goodly supply of extremely small diamonds, but some reports Indicate that the in dustry will he short-lived. Dr. Kutj Buckeburg, after spending eighteen months in the neighborhood, explained the situation to the Cologne branch of the Deutsche Kolonlal Geseilschaft He said that the diamonds were su perior in their form and brilliancy to those of the British South African mines, but that so far no stone had been found weighing more than a sin gle karat. Reade's literary work was, Sir Rob ert Anderson remarks, a rare combina tion of genius and plodding. A brass scuttle which stood by the fireplace held the Illustrated and other papers which reached him week by week. From these he culled anything that took h Infancy, and the cuttings were thrown into a companion scuttle, to be afterward inserted In scrap books and duly indexed. Materials for hit novels and plays were thus supplied or suggested. The accurady of his de scriptions of events and places was phenomenal. Blackwood's Magazine. At nineteen Charles XII., king ol Sweden, with 10,000 troops, routed 50,000 Russians under Peter the Great at Narva; George Washington was s major; "Carro del Cieolo" came from the Spanish pen of Calderon; Wllkio, the English painter, painted his "Pity lessie Fair," containing 140 figures, regarded as one of the most complete con vases of the period; Tennyson wo the chancellor's medal at Cambridge University for his poem, "Timbuctoo," and Klopstock conceived and com posed a good part of his "Messiah," the great work which gave such im pulse and impetus to German litera ture and fired the geniu3 of the Fa therland. Massacnuseiia, .ew iotk, Virginia and Kentucky were the foremost founder states. New York and Massa chusetts have been strongly nourished by Europe's money, culture and im migrants and plenty of good, hard sense to boot. Virginia lost out through pride and war, with her many bloody nnrriflees. Malaria hilA most rtiinnd Kentucky. Kentucky was our oldest, longest maintained frontier, settled up by first and second generations of English farmers and a few Irish and U. .!.. It 1.1 pavnlut lM'iir unl.lln.j Kentucky bad .more and harder Injun lighting than any other state, beside largely indulging hi the IS 1 2-1815 and the Mexican and other wars. New York Press. At the present time and for the fu ture as well, l here is lying at the Hans of France, in Purls, a reserve gold store of rit'.O.duO.UOO, which is, in fact, writes one correspondent, "looked upon us a war fund, beside which the twenty millions of (iennauy look very small." But the German "Krieg schatz," or emergency war chest fund, only amounts to six millions sterling, and It is lying not in the Reichsbnnk, at Berlin, but lu the vaults of tho Julius tower, in the fortress of Span dau, near the capital, against the com ing of Germany's next evil day. It has been lying there as a dead fund ever since Germany received front France ber war Indemnity of 250,00Or 000, from which it was taken. Lea tea Chronicle.