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7 December 27, 1894 THE WEALTH MAKE IIS. HILL'S POLITICAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES. . By Thomas E. HilL This is a large octavo book of 450 pages, condensed by tabulation into a small book that it may be universally sold and circulated at a low price. Its purpose is to clearly present, in a manner entirely non-partisan, the merit attaching to each party. Ne partiality is shown in behalf of any political organization. Like the dictionary, it simply defines. It gives the best-known argument in favor of each, and leaves the reader free to choose which be will serve. It treats upon the important live issues of the time, and is an indis pensable work to people who would intelligently discuss the political situation. It is a very exhaustive compendium of Political Facts, and literally answers thousands of questions. To illustrate: What an Democratic principles! What does a tingle tax advocate propose' ir all tax was placed on land, what would be the tax on the farml What would be the tax on suburban prop erty, and bow much on the acre worth two million dollars in the center of the city! What does a Republican believe! Why be a Republican and favor high pro tective tariff! What are the arguments tor and against protection! What do the Socialists want! What would be the conditions If Socialistic principles prevailed! What do the Populists desire! If government owned and operated the banks, and banks never failed, and people never hid their money and all money came oat and Into active circulation, and money was so abundant that Interest became low, and all enterprise started up and everybody had employment, what then) What do the Nationalist want! Why nationalise the railroads, the coal mines and various industries! What do the eight-hour advocates pro pose! If working certain hours yields cer tain profit, how could working less hours yield mors profit! How could women be benefited by voting! What started the financial panic of 18931 Who commenced the tirade against silver, that resulted In the repeal of the Sherman law! . i :l Who started the stamped on the banks in 1893, by which 714 of them failed in eight months, and four hundred million dollars PRICES. Bound in fine morocco, stamped in gold, convenient and durable for editors, public speakers and others who wish to use it constantly as a work of reference .$1.00 Bound in substantial, elegant cloth .75 Bound in paper cover 25 SENT POSTPAID ON RECEIPT OF PRICE, and ilss fa nil tt fhs PEOPLE'S PLATFORM. Adopted by the Convention at Om aha Nebraska, July 4, 1802. Assembled upon the one hundred and sixteenth anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, the People's Party of America, in their first national conven tion, invoking upon their action the blessings of Almighty God. puts forth in the name, and on behalf of the people of the country, the following preamble and declaration of principles: The conditions which surround ns best justify our co-operation; we meet in the midst of a nation brought to the verne of moral, political and material ruin. Corruption dominates the ballot box, the legislatures, the Congress, and touches even the ermine of the bench. The people are demoralized; most of the states have been compelled to isolate the voters at the polling places to prevent universal intimidation or bribery. The newspapers are largely subsidized or muzzled; public opinion silenced; business prostrated; our homes covered with mortgages; labor impover ished; and the land concentrating in the hands of the capitalists. The urban workmen are denied the right of organi , zation for self-protection; imported pau- perized labor beats down their wages; a hireling army, unrecognized by our law, is established to snoot them down; and they are rapidly degenerating into Euro- , pean conditions. The fruits of the toil of millions are boldly stolen to build up colossal fortunes for a few, unprecedented in the history of mankind, and the pos sessors of these in turn despise the re public and endanger liberty. From the same prolific womb of governmental in justice we breed the two great classes tramps and millionaires. The national power to create money is appropriated to enrich bondholders; a vast public debt, payable in legal tender currency, has been funded into gold-bearing bonds, thereby adding millions to the burdens of the people. Silver, which has been accepted as coin since the dawn of history, has been de monetized to add to the purchasing pow er of gold, by decreasing the value of all . forms of property, as well as human la bor, and the supply of currency is pur posely abridged to fatten usurers, bank rupt enterprise, andeuslave industry. A vast conspiracy against mankind has been organized on two continents, and it is rapidly taking possession of the world. If not met and overthrown at once it forebodes terrible social convul sions, the destruction of civilization, or the establishment of an absolute despot ism. We have witnessed for more than a quarter of a century the struggles of the two great political parties for power and plunder, while grievous wrongs have been inflicted upon the suffering people. We charge that the controlling influence dominating both these parties have per mitted the existing dreadful conditions to develop, without serious effort to prevent or restrain them. Neither do they now promise us any substantial reform. They have agreed together to ignore, in the coming cam paign, every issue but one. Thev nrn. pose to drown the outcries of a plundered people with the uproar of a sham battle over the tariff; so that capitalists, corpo rations, national banks, rings, truxts, watered stock, the demonetization of si! Ter, and the oppressions of the usurers may ail be lost sight of. They propone to sacrifice our homes, lives and children on the altar of Mammon; to destroy the multitude in order to secure corruption funds from the millionaires. Assembled on the anniversary of the birthday of the nation, and filled with the spirit of the grand generation of men, who estab lished our independence, we seek to re store the government of the Republic to -the hands of "the plain people," with whose class it originated. We assert our purposes to be identical with the purpose of the national constitution: "to forma more perfect union, establish justice, in sure domestic tranquility, providefor the .common defense, promote the sreneral welfare, and secure the blessings of libertv ,' ourselves and our posterity." We declare that this republic can only endure as a free government while built upon the love of the whole people for each other and for the nation; that it cannot be pinned together by bayonets, that the were drawn out of the banks and hidden within a period of ninety days! Who was President of the United States in 1849 18691869! Who have been the occupants of the presi dential chair since 18791 Who have been members of the Cabinet during every presidential administration! How many Democrats, Republicans, and members of other parties have we had la each and every Congressl How many lawyers In each Congressl Whence originated the names of "Brother Jonathan, "Unci Sam,'' "Loco-Fooo," "Silver Greys," etc., etc. I What were the Issues Involved In the Missouri Compromise, the Monroe Doctrine, the Dred Scott Decision, Fugitive Slave Lew, etc., etc.! What of the biographical record of the great leaders In ourearly history. Including Washington, Patrick Henry, Hamilton, Webster, Franklin, eiay.Calhoun, Jefferson and others! , "What has throws 'to many people into idleness of late years! Why to many tramps! What is the history of the Coiev move ment! ' 4 !1 H When did the coal miners strike begin and what was the extent of that movement! What are the facts about the Pullman strike, the American Railway Union and the boycott of the Pullman cars! What ate the remedies proposed whereby capital and labor may each have Justice! Bee "Hill's PoUtical History of the United States," offlct tt this PuUiottloa. civil war is over and that every passion and resentment which grew out of it must die with it; and that we must be in fact, as we are in name, one united brother hood. Our country finds itself confront ed by conditions fur which' there is no precedent in the history o! the world Our annual agricultural productions amount to billions of dollars in value, which must within a few weeks or months be exchanged for billions of dollars of commodities consumed in their produc tion; the existing currency supply ia wholly inadequate to make this exchange. The results are falling prices, the forma tion of combines and rings, and the im poverishment of theproducingclass. We pledge ourselves that if given power we will labor to correct these evils by wise and reasonable legislation, In accordance with the terms of our platform. We believe that the powers of govern mentin other words, of the people should be expauded (as in the case of the postal service) as rapidly and as far as the good sense of an intelligent people, and the teachings of experience, shall justify; to the end that oppression, in ustice and poverty shall eventually cease in the land. While our sympathies as a party of re form are naturally upon the sideof every proposition which will tend to make men intelligent, virtuous and temperate, we nevertheless regard these questions im portant as they are as secondary to the great issues now pressing for solution; and upon which not only our individual prosperity, but the very existence of free institutions depends; and we ask all men to first help us to determine whether we are to have a republic to administer, be fore we differ as to the conditions upon which it is to be administered; believing that the forces of reform this day organ ized will never cease to move forward un til every wrong is righted and equal pri vileges established for all the men and women of this country. We declare, therefore, UNION OF THE PEOPLE. First, That the union of the labor forces of the United States this day con summated, shall be permanent and per petual: may its spirit enter into all hearts for the salvation of the republic and the uplifting of mankind. Second, Wealth belongs to him who creates it; and every dollar taken from industry, without an equivalent, is rob bery. "If any man will not work neither shall he eat." The interests of rural and civic labor are the same; their enemies are identical. Third. We believe that the time has come when the railroad corporations will either own the people or the people must own the railroads; and should the government enter upon the work of own mg ana managing tne railroads, ws should favor an amendment to the con stitution by which all persons engaged In the government service shall be pro tected by civil service regulations of the most rigid character, so as to prevent tne increase of tne power of the national administration by the use of such addi tioual gonernment employes. FINANCE. We damand a national currency, safe, sound and flexible: insnpfl hv f.h o-onnrnl government only; a full legal tender for all debts public and private; and that witnout tne use ot banKingcorporations; a just equitable and efficient means of distribution direct to the people, at a tax not to exceed 2 per cent per annum, to be provided as set forth in the sub-treasury plan of the Farmers' Alliance, or some better system; also by payments in discharge of its obligations for public improvements: We demand free and ualimited coinage of silver and gold at the present legal ration of 16 to 1. We demand that the amount of cir culating medium be speedily increased to not less than 50 per capita. We demand a graduated income tax. We believe that the money of the country should be kept, as much as pos sible, in the hands of the people; and hence we demand that all state and na tional revenues shall be limited to the necessary expenses of the government, economically and honestly administered. We demand that postal savings banks beestablished by the government for the safe deposit of the earnings of the people and the facilitation of exchange. TRANSPORTATION. Transportation being a mean of ex change and a public necessity; the gov runient should own and operate the railroads in the interest of the people. The telegraph and telephone, like the postefflce system, being a necessity, for the transmissionof news, should be owned and operated by the government in the interests of the people. LANDS. The land, including all natural re sources of wealth, is the heritage of the people, and should not be monopolized for speculative purposes; and alien owner ship of land should be prohibited. All land now held by railroads and other corporations in excess of their actual needs, and all lands now owned by aliens, should be reclaimed by the gov ernment and held for actual settlers only. RESOLUTIONS. The following resolutions were offered independent of the platform, and wen adopted, as expressive of the sentiment of the convention: Resolved, That wedemandafree ballot and a fair count in all elections, ami pledge ourselves to secure to it even legal voter without federal intervention, through the adoption by the states -i the unperverted Australian secret ballot ystem. Resolved, That the revenue derived from graduated income tax should be ap ed to the reduction of theburdenof tuxn tion now levied upon the domestic in dustries of this couutry. Resolved, That we pledge our suppo-K to fair and liberal pensions o x-Uuiu soldiers and sailors. Resolved, Tha n e condemn the falls'"- of protecting American labor under the present system, which opens our ports to the pauper and criminal classes of the world, and crowds out our wage-earners and we denounce the present ineffective law against contract labor, and demand the further restriction of undesirable immigration. Resolved, That we cordially sympa thize with the efforts of organized work ingmen to shorter the hours of labor and demand a rigid enforcement of the exist-. ing eight-hour law on government work, and ask that a penalty clause be added to said law. Resolved, That we regard the main tenance of a large standing army of mercenaries, known as the Pinkerton system, as a menace to our liberties, and we demand its abolition, and we condemn the recent invasion of the Territory of Wyoming by the hired assassins of Plutocracy, assisted by Federal officers. Resolved, That we commend to the thoughtful consideration of the people and the reform press, the legislative sys tem known as the Initiative and Referen dum. )' Resolved, That we favor a constitu tional provision limiting the office of a president and vice president to one term, and providing for the election of the senators by a direct vote of the people. Resolved, That weoppose any subsidy or national aid to any private corpora tion for any purpose. H. . Taubenkck, Chairman, Marshall, Illinois. ... ... J. H. Turner, Secretary, Georgia. Lawrence McFarland, Secretary, New York. M. C. Rankin, Treasurer, Terre Haute, Indiana. All druggists sell Dr. Miles' Nerve Plasters. The North-Western P. K. ft M. V. R. R. New Time Card A New Train Faster Time, Better Service. For the benefit of the traveling public this line has made important changes and improvement in its train service, Note: A VALUABLE ADDITION. The 7:25 a. m, week day train is made a Chicago connection. Besides taking passengers for as far west as Norfolk, it takes them lor Blair and all Northeastern Nebraska points; Sioux City and points on diverging lines; Omaha, Mo. Valley, Ona- wa, Carroll, Boone, Ames, Des Moines, and all Northwestern and Central Iowa and 111. points through to Chicago. The Chicago Limited leaves daily at 1:25 p. m. and takes passengers for Chicago and bast, and intermediate points; for Oma ha, bioux City, bt. raul, Duluth and all points in the Northwest. HOW OFFERS Reduced : Rates! for round trip tickets to Many Tourist Points. . . . AMONG THEM ... Hot Springs, Dead wood, Rapid City. St. Paul, Minneapolis, Dulutb, Ashland, Bayfield, Madison, Milwaukee, Oconomowco, Wis. And other points too numerous to men tion in Minnesotu, Wisconsin, Michigan, New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Ontario, Etc. For rates, maps, etc., see S. A. M08HER, A. S. Fielding, Gen'l Agt. City T'kt. Agt 117 So. 10th St., Lincoln, Neb. Depot: Cor. S and btli Sts. Sulpho-Saline . . Bath Home and Sanitarium. ' Corner 14th and M Sts , Lincoln, Neb Open at Alt Hours Day and Night All Form, of Baths. Turkish, Russian, Rom in and Electric. With special attention to ths application ot Natural Salt Water Baths Ssvsral tines stronger than sea waUr. Bhenmatlem. Skta. Blood and Nsrvons Un cases, Liver and Kidney Troubles and Cbruuli.- Aliments are treated soccessluilv. Sea Bathing mar be enjoyed at all seasons la oar large HALT SWIMMINO POOL, (0x141 feet, I to 10 test deep, heated to snllorm temperature ot SO defrreee. Js'!iln' iiiimsV DBS M. H- ana J. 0. EVEBETT, Uasaglat Physicians. THE FAUM AND HOME A GOOD METHOD OF SETTING. OUT STRAWBERRIES. Plant the Variety That Kurceeris Rest In Yonr Neighborhood Raising- Calves by Hand A Clean I'dder Farm Notes and Home Hints. Petting- Strawberries. As each reader who contem plates setting berries is watch ing and gathering all the infor mation possible, I will add my little mite, but shall in this article only give my plan of setting the straw berry after years of experimenting; but must say that the plan or inocle adopted by me on my farm might not succeed on different soil. I find this especially so in the different one hundred tnd one varieties. A variety that succeeds best with me may not succeed with even my neighbor whose location and soil is different, and vice versa. In fact I find certain kinds do well with me on one part of my farm that will not give satisfactory results when frown on another part It is true that we have a few varieties that will grow and bear fruit on almost any soil and under nearly all con ditions. e I set more or less every spring, says a writer in the Journal of Agri culture; would not have them set in the fall if they were set free. I pre- I pare my ground in the summer or fall by plowing deep and close and spreading a heavy coating of barn manure over it In early spring, plow again and thoroughly harrow, pulverizing the soil as fine as pos sible; mark off the rows four feet apart with a light marker that will just make a mark that can be fol lowed. I use no lino it is In the way. Neither do I cross-mark, as there are varieties that require to be set much closer in the row than others. For setting I use no back-breaking dibbles or trowels, but a five-inch tilling spade. They are curved same as a post spade. My helper carries a bucket (candy bucket is best) with about two inches of water in it, with the plant setting in an upright po sition in the water. I carry the spade. We are now ready to com mence operations, which is done by my sticking the spade in the mark, sending it six inches with angle; push the which makes an the blade. While aown nve or a very slight handle forward opening behind I am doing this, my help has reached his right hand in the bucket which hansrs on his left arm and grasped a plant by the bud, pulls it out, gives it a little shake to straighten out the roots, drops it into the hole, letting his hand just touch the ground, and holds it there until I remove the spade, when the dirt will drop in and hold it until my "bind" foot presses the dirt while my "front" foot makes the next hole. In this manner, if we have the plants taken up, we can set a full acre in a day, and I find they are more apt to grow than to follow the tedious dibble plan, as advised by some. If I am setting my own grown plants which I do unless I am grow ing new varieties I wait until the bloom just shows, and would rather wait until the bloom is open than to set too soon, always pinching the bloom bud oft. I drive up a stake at the end of every row, with name of variety on it I am thus enabled to keep my varieties pure and distinct and when parties come or send after plants in my absence, there is no danger of mistake. Raising Calves. The advantage of raising calves by hand, feeding them regularly, rather than allowing them to suck is that with proper arrangements for keep ing the milk sweet, the cream can all be saved for butter-making and the calves be fed the skim milk. It is less trouble to feed the calves than to allow them to suck, and all of the trouble of weaning is avoided. For the rirst three or four days the calf can have all the milk, as during this period it is not fit for use. Make ic a rule to give the calf all the milk for nine milkings, night and morning, and then begin saving it with the tenth. Because the calf Is allowed the whole milk at this time many prefer to let the calf suck and then teach it to feed afterwards. Others take off the calf at once, milk the cow and feed the calf the whole milk. It is less trouble to teach the calf to drink in this way; the cow is not so apt to hold up her milk, and she will not fret so much when her calf is taken away as she will if it is allowed to suck. One good plan of feeding is to give whole milk for a week, and then lessen the quantity of skim milk, be ing sure that it is warm when fed. By decreasing the quantity of whole milk and increasing the quantity of skim milk the change can be made without any harm to the calf. A gallon of milk is enough for any ordinary calf. As skim milk is substituted for whole it is a good plan to add a quantity of oil meaL Take a tablespoon ful of the oil meal and add a pint of boiling water. This converts It into a jelly, Stir it well into the gallon of milk, being sure to have it warm. It is important to feed regularly, both in 'the time of feeding and the quantity, and always to have the milk as warm as that which comes from the cow. When the calves are a month old a little bran may be givenj Sprinkle a nine in a mallow trough. and , they will soon learn to eat it. As they get accustomed to eating, the quantity can be gradually increased. The feeding should always be such as Is best calculated to maintaiu a steady growth and development A small Dasture well seeded to gra-f or clover will always be a much better placo for growing calves dur ing the summer than the dry lot, but care should be taken to have a comfortable shade. If proper care Is taken to food lib erally and regularly a skim-milk calf will make fully as good an an imal for the dairy or for the market as one allowed to suck. St Louis Republic Feed Ins; Wheat to Yonns; Vign. I had a litter of eight pigs far rowed the 25th of April, half C hea ter White and half Poland China, says a correspondent of the National Stockman. They were fed some bran and slop with their mother until six weeks old. when they were weaned and weighed, averaging thirty-four pounds. I then began feeding wheat, soaked in water until it became soft At first I fed six quarts a day at three feeds, increas ing until I reached twelve quarts a day. I continued this until August 26, when they were weighed and six of them sold, the lot of eight aver aging ninety-nine pounds, a gain of sixty-six pounds each, or a total gain of 520 pounds, during which time they ate nineteen and a half bushels of wheat The two pigs kept were fed one quart each three times a day for four weeks, eating five and a half bushels of wheat when they weighed 115 pounds each, a gain of forty-six pounds in twenty eight days, showing the best gain on the heavy feeding. Farmers, figure this for yourselves and see if it is not better than hauling your wheat to market A Clean (JUder. It has been often advised to wash the excrement off from a cow's ud der that has soiled it by her lying In a dirty stable. That is perfectly commendable, but did you ever think that a dairyman who did not bed his cows down neatly to prevent any besoilment of this kind would be the last one to ever keep her teats clean when it did occur P Cold weather ought not to make a cow's teats feel clammy and blood less if she Is kept in a comfortable stable, any more than it should make a man's hands proverbially cold who wears warm woolen mittens Amer ican Cultivator. . Farm Notes. Hens that won't lay should be fat tened and sold. Don't plant corn or other seod without testing their germinating power. The oat crop is an expensive crop to grow. It takes a good deal from the soil If a man sends second-class cattle to market he need not expect first class prices. The principal object In pruning is to let air and light freely into all parts of the top. The inferior cabbage should be given to the hens. They relish the green food very much. Slow growing trees or vines should be set on richer soil, and fast grow ing ones on the poorer ground. Black raspberries will grow on any soil suitable for corn or potatoes, as they do not require an overrlch soil. Quince trees are ornamental in flower and fruit. : They are sure bearers and the fruit is always mar ketable. With some crops like onions, it is often best to use commercial fertili zers, in order to avoid the weed seeds in stable manures. A writer thinks that to make sheep profitable, it is necessary to live in the immediate vicinity of the flock. Near enough to smell them at least twice a day. . Good 'cloyer hay is a splendid for age for any animal oh the farm, from the hog to the horse. It goes a long ways toward taking the place of en silage or roots. But it does not qu ite fill the place. II owe Hints. Never attempt to button a glove until the hand is thoroughly fitted. A law enacted in Germany requires that all drugs intended for internal use be put up in round bottles, while those for external use shall be put up in hexagonal bottles. Chloride of lime is said to be an excellent means of ridding a place of rats and mice. Wherever it is sprinkled the pests will flee, for they have a strong aversion to it in any form. It is also a good disinfectant With a fillet of beef any of the following named preparations of veg etables may be used as a garnish: Potatoes a la Parisienne, peas, stuffed onions, stuffed tomatoes. musnrooms, fried sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts. The Philadelphia Record gives this simple remedy for bronchitis: Take the dried leaves of common mullein plaut, powder them and smoke them in a new clav Dine: be careful that I n fviHa.rfc Kaa Iaam vt V, .' Draw the smoke well into the throat, occasionally swallowing some. Use it three or four times daily. "Flank fat" says a Buffalo house keeper, is at once satisfactory and economical. It costs a few cents a pound, and when it is fried out is clear and beautiful to work with. For frying there is nothing better. It is far superior to butcher's lard. It is even satisfactory for cake in place of butter, and nine out of ten people would never know the differ ence." Never boil thyme, celery leaves or any strong green herb in the soup. It will discolor both mutton broth or chicken, which should be clear and light in color. Sprinkle the herbs in very late, parsley, etc., five minutes only before serving. Give the delicate flavor to such clear soups by a tiny slice of onion or some chopped carrots or bay leaf tiled long with the meat and bones. ACR09S THE OCEAN. The first shipment of iron ore from the United States to Europe was made in 1608. In Peru the cotton plant grows to be a tree, and is in bearing from twenty-five to fifty years. Ambergris, very valuable for mak ing perfumery, is taken from diseased sperm whales.and sometimes sells for 910 an ounce. Cast-iron blocks are being tried in some of the most frequented streets of Paris, instead of the granite blocks .usually placed alongside tramway rails. The Prussian government expends over $50,000 a year in support of the laboratories connected with the med ical department of the university of Berlin. This is exclusive of the sala ries paid to professors. Amateur photography is pursued under difficulties in Russia. One has to have a license, and even then if be is so careless as to take a view near a fortress he stands a good chance of taking a trip to Siberia. The unrolling of an Egyptian mum my, supposed to be that of a princess, disclosed a curious cheat The priests who did the embalming probably spoiled or mislaid the body entrusted to them and for it substituted that of an ordinary negro man. The new Koch treatment for diph theria by inoculation of blood serum la being tried at the Vienna children's hospital upon all patients who have been given up, with a measure of suc cess. The remedy ia as yet too ex pensive for general hospital treat ment The government of Madrid has made a movement toward the forma tion cf an association of wine export ers to introduce into this country such Spanish winea aa will find aale. It has, in addition, promised financial support possibly in the way of a bounty on all goods ahipped to the United Statee. The trans-Siberian railway, which ia to be the longeat in the world, has now been opened aa far aa Omak, and one may go there from St Peters burg, 3,200 milea, in leaa than five day a The difficulties encountered have been prodigious, and in drain ing a bog sixty miles wide engineers and men had to live in huts built on piles and accessible only in boats. Four thousand masks were bought to keep off the venomous mnsquitos. INTERESTING INCIDENTS, George Robinson of Louisville, Ky., has endowed the Shenandoah Valley academy ai Winchester, Va., with ftio.ooo. - One of the largest eggs, probably, ever laid by a Plymouth Rock hen comes from the hennery of O. W. Bill at Wilmington. It weighs half a pound and measures 1 by t inches. The Salvation army ia being boy cotted in Finland. So strictly in. this being carried out that any mention of the army in print, or any advertise ment bearing on the movement, ia sufficient to cause an entire issue of a newspaper to be canceled. The costliest fur in the markets of the world is that of the sea otter, and it is year by year becoming more expensive. At the last London spring sales one of these beautiful skins brought 810, and yet the size of it was only six feet long by two feet wide. In Randolph township, Crawford county, Pa., at a sheriff's sale, a span of good work horses sold for thirty cents, a good top buggy for fifteen cents, a wagon brought $0, a 125-. pound pig brought two cents a pound and three chickens sold for ten cents each. - Miss Adde found a burglar in her room in Orange, N. J., and when she quickly placed herself in the doorway he drew a revolver, which she took away from him, and if he hadn't slid out of his coat, which she grasped by the collar, he would quickly have been in the hands of the police. The doctors of the University medi cal college, New York, are mystified over the findine of a metal tnh nW inches long and three-eights of an men m diameter which they found embedded in the leg of a "subject," that was being dissected. Dr. Ford sure it couldn't have been a drainage P'pe- ALU SORTS. Nearly one-third of the people in Chicago live in tenement houses. An English express engine con sumes ten gallons of water a mile. A nugget of tin weighing 5,400 pounds has been found in Tasmania. In Russia it was once the common belief that beardless men were soul less. The army of Bolivia costs the peo ple of that impoverished country 81,800,000 a year. A bridge over the Melo rapida in Bohemia is 836 feet above the sur face of the water and 10,000 feet above the level of the sea. The very latest astronomical works catalogue between t ) and 7,000 "double stars." When i -schel made his initial observation uiy four were known. The Eastern hemisphere, on which dwell ninety-two per cent of the population of the world, has 170,792 miles of railroad or forty-six per cent of all railroads. The practice of employing women as advertising solicitors by the agencies and class periodicals is grow ing, as the women have proved quite as capable as the men in this field. Sweden is the most Protestant country in the world. Out of a popu lation of 6,000,000, bat 2,000 are Roman Catholics. The remainder be long almost exclusively to the Luth eran church.