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si b E,Oent$ and 'persons SSs WeeKJy 'Panorama. Cure for Brain Fag. President Jordan of Stanford univer sity, California, Is a hard worker him self, and has but Httlo patlonco with a person with Indolent habits. In splto of everything, however, tho tasks Im posed on tho youths under his caro havo proven too much for them. Hero and there one or two would drop out of tho raco and wero soon forgotton by almost everybody nt tho unlvorslty. Theso fallings by tho wayaldo wero tho subject of frequent thought on tho part of John J. Lowln, chief electrician of tho university, whoso mlsfortuno It was to havo a special friend drop out through inability to maintain tho paco. Mr. Lowln set hlmsolf to tho task of discovering somo way of giving back ward students such aid as would pro vent them from falling bohlnd. That was flvo years ago, and Mr. Lowln Is now ready to glvo tho necessary stlmu lent In such cases. Ills investigations Ccronimo Insane. Geronlmo, tho Apacho leader, nftfl hecomo a raving maniac as a result of his bolng hold In captivity, according to a dispatch from Vlnlta, Ind. T. With other Apacho braves ho has beon a prlsonor at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, for ten of the fourteen years slnco their capture by tho army. It Is said that constant fretting and a growing do- ppondency over his captivity havo wreckod Gcronl- m o's mind. Tho Apaches led by Geronlmo wero known as tho Chi rlcahuaa, predatory "hostlles." who ranged tho terri tories of Arizona and Now Mexico until, worn out in pntlonco, Lieutenant General Sheridan ordered tho pursuit, capture and dostructlon of tho merci less chief and his followers. Tho ex pedition was led by tho lato Gcorgo Crook, who effected a meeting with Geronlmo March 25, 1S8G. To tho de mand for an unconditional surrender tho Apache chief declared that ho would glvo himself up only on con dition that tho band, with lis families, bo sent East for n period not to ex ceed two years and thon return to tho reservation. On tho way tho Indians escaped and Genoral Crook withdrew, his placo being taken by Goneral Miles. Then followed tho famous pursuit of Geronlmo and his last capture by tho present gcnorol of tho army. May Fight "Duel. It Is believed by many that a duel la not unlikely to bo tho outcomo of the Astor-Mllnc Insult Incident Tho half hearted apology printed in tho Pall- Mall Gazctto a few days ago Is not BUfllclent to satisfy tho friends of Sir Berkeley Milno or that gentleman hlm solf, and It Is believed that tho code, which still obtains to considerable ex tent In the higher classes of English society, will bo resorted to. Tho Prlnco of Wnlcs and other friends of Sir Berkoloy feel that the Indignity placed upon him, not only in his private capacity, but also In that of Geronlmo. HITTINO THE BRUSH. havo convinced him that olcctrlclty la a sort of elixir of youth; that it Is n sure euro for brain fag, and that it will nurture tho mind of youth and stlmu- lato tho wisdom of ago. Mr. Lowln has ponderous and oxact ways of de scribing Just how all theso miracles may bo porfonnod, but tho young men nt tho unlvorslty express tho same ideas when thoy refer to tho treat- mont as "hitting tho brush." Thoy unanimously agree that by following tho electrician's instructions tho human brain's ability to withstand tho fatlguo of labor is vastly incrcasod. Thoso who havo taken tho treatment are also at ono in tho assertion that no harm comca therefrom. m Kir if Will JVurse Lepers. Miss Ella May Clommons, slstor of Mrs. Howard Gould, has Just sallod for China to dovoto tho remainder of her llfo to humble sorvlco in a lopor BottlO' .mont more fright iful than .that of Moloknl, wkoro kFathor D a m 1 o n guvo up his life, And for whnt? Tho lmpulso is a purely spiritual ono. Sho has bocomo a dov otoo. She- bolloves that a dlvlno obll cation has boon Maid upon hor to immolato herself for the most wretched people on earth, la setting Bale for tho war-strlckon East she has no compunctions, no regrets. Not on hor rich sister's account will it be any sacrifice to hor to leave for ever this homisphoro. Mrs. Howard Gould, rapt in the gayotloa of Paris, which her husband's millions bring within her reach, holds no communt- cation with tho votary and allows it to bo understood that sho has no sympa thy with hor self-sacrlflco. I Tbuo "British "Beauties. Tho beautiful Gunning slBtors n cen tury ngo, tho lovely Moncrleffo slBtors forty years back, and now tho baud- somo Wilson sisters, whoso beauty Is tho talk of English society, koop nllvo tho tradition that onco in ovory fifty yonrs nature is pleased to croato In ono family n group of physically per fect womon. Two of tho Wilson ladles, tho young Countess of Chesterfield and Miss Lou ise Wilson, mado their bow to the queen a few days ago; in fact, tho countess was prosontod only this year, and though there wore scores of fair young matrons and dobutantos at tho drawing room, sho easily distanced thorn all by hor marvolous rod-gold hair, brown eyes and matchless corn- Americanizing Canada. Now that tho Canadian parliament has adjourned, after n session of six months, tho nowspapors of tho domin ion are calling attontlou to tho length of Its session and are discussing in which it may bo shortened. It is ad mitted generally that six months Is ruthcr long to spond in transacting tho busluooa of 6,000,000 pcoplo, and that unless tho members chnngo their pres ent methods of doing business tho longth of tho session will Increase. Tho mombors themselves say that tho chief fault Is that they got only $1,000 for six monthB' work, and say that their pay should bo increased or mado proportionato to tho longth of tho sessions. This remedy, howovor, would not bo likely to shorten tho duration of parliament. A better plan Is that suggostod by John Charlton, M. P., who says that somo way should bo found to choak tho "wind-Jamming stylo of oratory that mistakes qunn tlty for quality." Ho favors tho in troduction of the plan used in tho American houso of representatives of limiting tho tlmo for dobato and thon dividing it Into flvo and ton minute al lotments for cortaln members. tXJidobo of Liscum. Mrs. Llscum is prostrntod with grief over tho fato of hor husband, tho horo of Tien-Tain, who fell whllo leading ill Mns. LISCUM. tho Ninth regiment, U. S. A. Sho Is now at Manila with Captain Ahern and his wlfo. 113 SIR BERKELEY MILNE, captain of tho royal navy, calls for more ample satisfaction than Mr. Astor haa as yot conceded. Grant's Grandchild. Princess Cantacuzcne, to whom a son wns born In Paris tho other day, was Miss Julia Dent Grant, tho grand daughter of Ulyssc3 S. Grant and Julia Dent Grant. Miss Grant becamo tho Princess Cantacuzcno last summor. Tho wedding was solemnised In New port and was ono of tho principal events of the sea son. Tho prlnccBS Is a young woman of striking beauty. Tho strong linea ments of tho hero aro reproduced In tho faco of his grandchild, soft aned and beautified, of courso, by her sex. Sho haa the brown hair and eyes of hor mother, Mrs. Fred Grant, and her figure is tall, willowy and slondor. Tho Cantacuzenes trace tholr descont back to tho Emporor of By zantium, for, although thoy are Rus Hlnnlzed now, thoy aro Greek, or By zantlno, rather, In blood. Tho Princess. Chicago's "Auto-Vans." Automobile rides for a nickel each havo been added to tho other Joys Chicago offers to country visitors. A dry goods Arm put three electric omnl buses into commission last wcok. Seven more carriages will bo added to tho line as fast as thoy can bo turned out of tho factory. Tho now carriages look like overgrown theater wagons, THE AUTOVAN. seat eloveo parsons bosldo tho driver, and have a maximum speod o twenty mJltta nu hour. Tho Autophone. ploxlon. Experienced boaux and Judges of beauty who could romombor tho CountcssoB of Dudloy u&d War wick, Lady Holen Vincent and the Marchioness of Londonderry in their prime, conceded that tho young Lady Chesterfield surpassed them all, and for the present tho daughtors of tho enormously rich ship owner of Hull are the leading boautlea of tho most faaklonable society of Qroat Britain. Fi-Oe-Ccnt Telephone. Tho Amorlcan Toll Tolophono com pany has recently commoncod business in Clovoland, 0 tho schemo bolng to scatter automatic telephones of an lm proved description through Cloveland and othor cltlos. Tho instrument bo lng Introduced has svvoral novol fea tures. It is purely mechanical, having no electrical con nections, and oper ating entirely Inde pendent of tho tolo phono. Tho signal to tho oporator Is mado by a mechanical buzzer, which can bo hoard through tho tolophono. Tho coin is placed on tho horizontal slldo shown, which Is pushed Into tho box. Tho coin drops, tripping tho buzzer, tho spring of which haa beon previously wound by tho net of push ing forward tho slldo. If tho coin is a nickel it is shown nt tho glass in tho conter, but if a small coin it falls through without tripping tho buesor. The hole iu tho slldo is oxactly tho slzo nnd thickness of the nickel, so that it is lraposslblo to ubo a mutilated cbln. This is ono of tho strongest fea tures claimed for tho dovlco, sluco slot machines are frequently thrown out of order by being clegged. CTA Organ to Go. New York Is rtarlously considering Uio question of banishing the hand or gan, and It that city frowus upon tho crude molodles of that instrument other cltlra will follow tho examplo The nana organ is looked upon as a rather doubtful blosslng, and, while thore uro somo peoplo who aro like Georgo Eliot's herolno, Maggie Tulll- vor, and think any barrel organ splen did, others dlallko to havo tholr rev orles nnd tholr work Interrupted by tho floods of its totnpeshious intlo- dlcs. Uo Wed a Baron. Miss Bessie Macdonald of Chicago, whotio engagement to Barpn Rudolph do Hlrsch of Munich, Bavaria, waa an nonnccd Inst week, received hor flrBt musical Instruction rrnriMTT 11 in Chicago. Whll in aiunicn sno re ceived an off or from the Grau com pany to sing at th Covon t'O a r"d en Thoatro In London. Whllo fulfilling the engagement she succumbed to aji attack of nervous prostration brought on by overwork, and returned to Chicago, arriving last AugtwC In January Inst she aMunod loading rokw wfth the Castle Square sow pany, ant it was execfctd she would Join the Etayago-Qrau eomyany next autumn. 1 Mis Macdonald. SEEjV AT GHB J J J VASRIS EJTTOSITIOJSf Ir tly: directs' oj- viro-PssriA On last Sunday tho attendance at tho Paris exposition reached tho enormous total of G40.000 for tho day. This is within 200,000 of being aa high a figure as waa mado at our own world'o fair on Chicago day, Oct. 9, 1893. Tho daily attendanco at tho ParlB fair Is, how over, much abovo tho Chicago average, being about 100,000. Whllo this beats tho Chicago record. It should bo re membered that there is a population of 80,000,000 within a radius of 500 miles of Paria and excursion trains are run dally. In other respects the Paris show does not differ much from tho World's Fair of 1893. Nearly all tho leading fea tures of tho Chicago exposition aro re tained. Tho Midway Plalsanco is re produced with great preclseness. The England's Latest War Machines Tho now Pennington motor has beon given a trial in England, and tho latest wondor of military mechanics" Is not tho ridiculous failure It was expected to bo. As a mattor of fact it seems not only to bo tho strongest but tho faatcst yet In existence, and Its uso is expected to revolutionize modern warfare. This 1b to be accomplished by means of a travollng fortress capablo of running at tho speed of an expres strain ovor al most any kind of ground. A most stringent series of teats havo lately been mado with tho now machlno. Last wcok It was run ncross country for 15 milos without any deviation from Ita straight courso for obatructlons It mot with on tho way. Tho englno Jumped ditches, hillocks and largo rocks, and crashod through fences with ease. Tho motor itself sets low to tho ground, and is so rigidly built that It can withstand any Bhock, whllo tho ar rangement of heavy traveling whcols, formlngapractlcally continuous rolling surfaco enables It to hang ovor an em bankment almost half Its length with out disturbing ita balance. It would be thus possible for it to cross a deep ditch, almost half as wldo as tho ma chlno is long, without toppling ovor. It Is scarcely possible to giro an idea of tho resistless forco with which this mighty engine quietly crushed down overy obstacle that camo within its path. Part of its forco comes from its groat weight, part from ita powerful machinery and part from its momen tum which, over part of tho cross coun try course, brought It up to a speod of 40 miles an hour. While going at this speed, a stono fence, two feet thick, was crushed into and tho masonry waa scattered llko chaff, leaving n smooth passageway tho width of tho engine, much in the form of a bullet going through n rigidly framed pano of glasfe Br. Barnado's Homes. At tho thirty-fourth annual mooting of tho directors of Dr. Barnndo's home in Great Britain, statistics wore given showing the enormous oxtont of this charity, Last year the disbursements reached nonrly $1,000,000. During the yonr 3,011 children wero admttUd to the homes and, adding theso to tho 4.448 children in tho institutions at the banning of the year, tho number maintained wholly or in port during tke year ws no less than 7,459. The boast of the homes Is that during the rear do application made by or In be half of a destitute child was refused. Dr. Barnado's homes now number twenty-two In the United Kingdom, besldos which there are four in Can ada, and it Is proposed to eebabllsh others in Australia. Another branch of the work Ls tho sending out of chil dren as emigrants to tho British ool onloa, and ttius far 10,109 boys and girls bare boon sent, most of them to Canada, A letter from Stephen Crano to Richard Hevy told In London last week for $50. "Streets of Cairo" Is tho great drawing card In that section, Just as it was. at Chicago. The camel ride ls as popular over there aa it proved hero. Occasionally wo hear that tho Paris exposition is not a success. Perhaps it isn't an nrtistio succcess, but finan cially It haB proved a splendid Invest ment for Paris and likowlso for Franco. To date it is a success. yl Chinese .American. A littlo over twonty-flvo ycara ago a rich Chlneso merchant of San Fran cisco, woll educated and well born, fell in lovo with tho daughtor of a whlto man who owned a ranch high up In tho foothills of tho Santa Crua mountains. Tho father threatened to shoot tho Mongolian on sight, but tho girl loved him woll enough to leavo homo and parents and run away with him to China. Thoy were married, and two yoa"3 later they had a son, Ah Foo Lin. The child grew up, speaking English as well as ho did Chlneso, and wnen tho war with Japan broko out ho was given a commission on a Chlneso man of war. Ho was pres ent at tho battle of Yalu river and was woundod by fragments of a shell. When the ship on which he nnrvpd fnll tntn thn An oo Lin. han(is of tno Jap. anoso he was made a prisoner. A few weeks later ho escaped and after a month of hardship and wandering he finally landed in Honolulu. There ono night ho was drugged nnd "shang .VSJud" on board a schooner engaged in smuggling opium to tho Unltod States. Wnen tho little vessel finally camo to anchor in a bay on tho coaat of southorn California ho took tho first opportunity to slip overboard In tho darknoss and swim to shore. Ho waa entirely without money or ncnualnt- ances, and tho next few months ho nau a naru time to get rood and shel ter. Ho served as bootblack, as a dish washer, a fruit picker, and as a min ing prospector. Ho was knocked down by a highwayman and robbod of what littlo he bad accumulated. At last a lottor camo from homo bringing plenty of money. He startod on his travels. In Chicago ho worked for a tlmo as reportor on one of tho great nowspapors. Then ho drifted to Boa ton. Since his arrival at tho Hub he haa published two novels and a book of verso, and tho critics declare that ho Is likely to mako a name for him self In the literature of this country. Trobltm Before Tianters. A letter from Greensboro, S. C printed in tho Now York Commerclai' aeeerU that tho South is suffering from a scarcity of plantation labor It is Bald that fully 78 per cont of tho workers who handle tho cotton crop consists of negroes, and tho number of theso who are willing to work on plantations decreases each yoar Aa a result tho cotton planters are 'suffer ing, for there Is no substitution of white labor, and during the picking season there is an inadequate supply difficult to gatker their crop.