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By THI TELLER PUBLISHING CO. LEWISTON, IDAHO. The more the doctors become experts the more they disagree. The neck of the Rubber Trust should be reached as soon as possible. How brittle is the thread of life! Dr. Dill of De Soto, Ind., died from blood poisoning contracted from scratching an ankle while getting into • buggy. Crime has become so prevalent In Washita county, Oklahoma Territory, that 300 farmers have met at Cloud Chief and organized a law-and-order league. Every member agreed not to «o on the bond of any person charged with felony; to help officers hunt down all criminals; to protect all witnesses Cor the state, and to prosecute any per son who attempts to Intimidate wlt aeeses. It Is also tacitly understood that they will promptly hang the first cattle thief or murderer caught. How contemptible is the miserable man who, by smooth tongue and slick ways, gets worthy people into his dutches to be bunkoed, robbed or murdered! Conspicuous in his class Just new is Dutler, the Australian mul ti-murderer, who was recently captured ta San Francisco on board the Swan bilda. While on the vessel he was known in sailor parlance as an "angel sailor." He used no bad language and «bjected to any coarse or profane ex pressions being used by his shipmates. One day at mess, when a sailor rudely snatched a piece of bread from the band of another, Butler, who valued human life as cheaply as that of a gnat, Was so outraged at this breach of table stlquette that, after glaring angrily at the offender, he remarked that he had •nee killed a negro in West Australia (or a less offense than that Alto gether this man, who lured his victims to the mountains and made them dig their own graves, was much too nice to associate with the herd of common sailors he shipped with. Beware of con fldence men—men who have spells of being too good. They are usually after either your money or your life. We hear, from time to time, criti cism of missionaries which is at once sweeping and slanderous. On the oth er hand, official testimony to their worth and work is abundant. The sec retary of state tor India bears witness ta this strong way: '.'The government of India cannot but acknowledge the great obligation under which it is laid by the benevolent exertions made by missionaries, whose blameless exam ple and self-denying labors are infus ing new vigor into the stereotyped life of the great population placed under yn.fn.1» rule." The fun a man has on the quiet is the kind that really nourishes him. The more victories Gen. Weyler re ports, the more re-enforcements he calls for. There is nothing like looking cheer ful when you cannot help things be ing as they arc. Only the rich or prominent enjoy the luxury of receiving all the blame to Which tliey are entitled. The man who knows enough to be decent nped not sit up nights to rem edy other defects in his education. The fact that a roan is busier than Other people is apt to cause him to acquire the idea that he is more useful. The Iron Ore association has dwin dled down to a combination of Carne gie and Rockefeller, but it is still hefty. The demand for good roads is heard In all parts of tho union, and it there's any virtue in demanding u thing we ahall get them. It was tho Bulgarian atrocities that culminated in Plevna. Cretan outrages may bo tho beginning of the end of Turkish rule in Europe. A musical bicycle has appeared In England. The motion of the vehicle «rinds out the tunes, and the wheel •nan whirls along to the strains of live ly harmony. Nice, Isn't it? It Is stated that the number of per sons killed In the United States last year by overhead wires was greater than the number killed by railways. They are called live wires, but they mean death. One of the wisest of ancient philoso phers said that he knew only one thing, and that was that ho knew noth ing. Tho writers of the inevitable "cabinet gossip" that helps to fill the newspapers for nearly four months after a Presidential election, manage to demonstrate conclusively that they know everything except the one thing that this wise old Greek happened to know. It sometimes happens that while men of great wealth are being de nounced as plutocratic enemies of the "masses" of the people, some large kearted plutocrat at that very time Is engaged in maturing a plan to put a million dollars or more at tho service of the poor. These are coincidences, not replies to indiscriminate charges. 'The most recent instance is that af forded by Mr. J. Plerpont Morgan's million-dollar gift to charity. AN AWFUL PICTURE. ONE THAT MAKES VOTES FOR PROHIBITIONISTS. Wife anil Little Children »»ring the End While the lluidmml I. Sleeping Oft the Effect, of u Debauch—I.lfe lu Chicago. -Ji m AUNT destitution, drunkenness, and death. Those words tell tlie history of the family of John Reynolds. The other night a Chi cago reporter found him drunk in a rear room on the second floor of a little wooden house at No. 1249 Maplewood avenue. In one corner of the earpetless, scantily fur nished room huddled together two chil dren, whose white, wan faces told a talc of starvation and suffering. On bed lay a babe of two years, with the shadow of death on its face, and over it leaned the mother, clad In rags. In the front room was a sadder sight. There on a cot was the body of a little girl five years of age, who died three days before of pneumonia a death cer tificate would say, but truth would say of neglect and starvation. No beauti ful casket of white hold the remains of the little one who had found rest and peace in death. The mother had straightened its little limbs and closed its blue eyes, but nothing had been done in preparation for it:-, burial, un til the fact of its death was reported to the Attrill avenue police station by the daughter of Mr3. Caroline McIn tyre, a widow who possesses only the house in which she lives and part of which has been occupied by the Rey nolds family since last October. Cap -?** ****&- ' \TCll ans THE LITTLE GIRL THAT DIED. tain Baer, when informed that the rea son why the child was not buried was because the family was in complete destitution, sent food to them, and notified the county agent of the circum stances. The child was buried in the potter's field. The woman's story Is printed, because It Is a true picture of life in a great city. "I cannot bear to think of my child not having a Christian burial," said tho mother to the reporter. "For that I have prayed to God, but he has not answered me. 1 have not asked him to spare tho life of ray baby, for I know that what is best for it be will do, but It he will only let me keep It I believe It would help me to bear life, and I would work so hard for It. For the sake of my children I have suffered much from their father, but how could It have been worse for them if I had left him and taken them with roe?" When asked as to her antecedents Mrs Reynolds said: "I am a native of France, having been born in Paris thirty-one years ago. My father died when I was a child and when I was fourteen years old my mother brought us to this coun try. For a short time we lived In New York with my father's sister, Mrs. L. X MRS. JOHN REYNOLDS. Bruner, whose husband is a wealthy wino Importer. My aunt was kind to us. but more dear to her was her purse. Sho obtained for me, when I was sev enteen years old, a situation as gov erness In the family of Levi P. Mor ton, then living in Washington. When they returned to New York I went with them and there met my husband, who was then employed as a butler on Fifth avenue. After our marriage I discov ered he was addicted to drink and was unable to retain a position. Nine years ft«o lie decided to leave New York and we ram« to Chicago. I hoped that here with new surroundings he would be able to keep his promise to reform and be good to me, but he has not been. What I have suffered at his hands I should not tell. I have, by God's help, been a true wife and mother, though it has been hard to stand the cursings and beatings from my husband. In the nine years we have been in Chicago for at least five he has been out of wosk. When he was at work, four fifths of his earnings went to the sa loonkeeper, and on the rest my babes and I have lived. How, God only knows! • * • When Mr. Carroll, president of the Chicago Carpet Com pany, heard of the death of our child and our lack of food and coal, he of fered to give $20 toward the burial expenses. My husband went down to tho store for the money, but they would not give it to him, fearing he would spend it for drink. He talked so bad ly to them that finally they said they would not do anything for him. The money with which he got drunk was part of $l.r,0 which was given to mo by a neighbor to enable me to have made a dress so I could go to my child's funeral. I had saved the cloth for it for two years. I gave him tho cloth and the money in the morning to take to the dressmaker. He gave her $1 and kept the GO cents until he spent it for liquor. I have made up my mind that my duty to my children is greater than my duty to my husband. If I can find a place where they may be left I ran work and earn money to keep them and myself if I can escape my husband. He has often declared he would Kill me, and I think he will some day. but if I must hear it I do not want my children, growing up as they are. to hear fiT.s profane language and witness liis treatment of me. I have no friends. He would never allow me to make any. I cannot keep the chil dren here, without food or fire. All three of them are sick, and the doctor gives me no hope of the baby's life." Mrs. McIntyre, whe lives on the floor below the Reynoldses, says that his treatment of his wifo is worse than brutal. She has no words but good of Mrs. Reynolds. The police at the Attrill street station say that Rey nolds is an utterly worthless charac ter. He was repeatedly arrested for stealing dogs, but was discharged when the destitute condition of his family was learned by the police. They not in saloons, in training or trading dogs. The death of his child would not have been known to the police had not a little girl run to the station and told of Reynolds' drunkenness and abuse of his wife. When the officers went to arrest him he promised to be have himself, and the police permitted him to stay in the house after Mrs. Reynolds told them she did not want to have her child placed in its grave while its father was locked up in a sta tion house. The homo of the Reynolds family is In a thickly populated neigh borhood. and on all sides of them church spires point heavenward. The Famine Tn India. The appalling extent of the fam ine In India is indicated by the statement that the districts affected by the scarcity include about two-thirds of the country, and those suffering actual famine include about one-fourthiof the whole. The fam ine districts contain more than eigh ty million people. The government has Instituted public works to give em ployment to the needy, and at last accounts the number was about two million, and was increasing rapidly. At the shortest, the famine must con tinue four or five months longer, and If the June monsoon should be dis appointing It might be continued much beyond that time. Some previous fam ines have been more acute than this, but few have extended over so wide an area or affected so large a popula tion. Church Statistic*. According to Whittakers Almanac the strength of the various Christian churches in the English-speaking world is as follows: Episcopalians ...............28,750.000 Methodists of all kinds......18.500.000 Roman Catholics ............15.300.000 Presbyterians of all kinds____12.000,000 Baptists of all kinds......... 9,200,000 Congregationalists .......... 0.100.000 Freethinker, various kinds.. 5.000.000 Unitarians ................. 2,500,000 Minor religious sects......... 5,000,000 Lutheran, German or Dutch.. 2,500,000 Of no particular religion____16,000.000 IN THE WHITE HOUSE. THE OFFICIAL QUARTERS THE EXECUTIVE. The "Hull of the DlHappoluted"- -A Telephone In Alino*t the Only Boilern Improvement in the Uullillng—OIU< lai Cure*. HE current issue of the Century is the "Inauguration Number," and con tains several arti cles and many il lustrations relating to official life at Washington. Mr. C. C. Iluel writes a paper on "Our Fel low-Citizen of the White House," devoted to the official cares and duties of the President, in the course of which he says: At ten o'clock a hardly discernible sign against the glass of the barrier announces to the citizen who has ar rived under the grand por.al t liât the executive mansion is "open" to visit ors: at two o'clock the sign is changed to "closed." The doorkeepers swing the doors open to everybody. Within the large vestibule nothing is seen which indicates the arrangement and purposes of the different parts of the mansion. It was not always so, for originally the now concealed corridor, or middle hall, with the staircase on the right, was a part of the entrancc hall; now the spaces between the mid dle columns are closed with colored glass partitions, and the vestibule is simply a large square room pleasant to get out of. No way appears to open to tlrt state apartments in the center, or to the west wing, which is devoted to tlie private apartments; yet glass door3 are there, though as impercept ible to tho stranger as a swinging pan el. To the left there is a door which Is always open. It admits to a small hall across which a similar door is the side entrance to the great East Room. About this splendid room, comprising the whole east end of the mansion, the visitor may wander at will before the portraits, or enjoy from the windows the beauty of the Treasury building to the east or the impressive landscape to the south, including the towering Bhaft of the Washington monument, and, be yond, the ever-charming Potomac spreading with enlarging curves to ward Mount Vernon; and in the private garden under the windows he may chance to see a merry band of little ones, two of them the President's old est daughters, with a few playmates belonging to a kindergarten class. From the small hail between the ves tibule and the East Room a stairway ascends toward the medial line of the building to a wide middle hall, on each side of which are the offices of the President. The arrangement is simple, and in the floor-plan covers the space occupied below by the East Room and the Green Room, the latter being the counterpart of the small hall with the public stairway, just mentioned. At the head of these stairs, over the Green Room, is the Cabinet Room, which is the first apartment in the south side of the hall: a Jog of two steps, at the private door into the President's room, marking the raised ceiling of the East Room below. The President reaches his office through the Cabinet Room, entering the latter from the library, which corresponds on the second floor with tho Blue Room of the State apart ments. President Arthur, indeed, used the library as his office and the cabi net chamber for an anteroom, while his private secretary was domiciled in tho traditional office of the President. During his first term Mr. Cleveland preserved the same arrangement; but General Harrison .went back to the office hallowed by Lincoln's occupancy, and Mr. Cleveland, on his return, found the arrangement so satisfactory that he continued it. Beyond the Presi dent's large square office is the corner room where Private Secretary Thurber Is always either wrestling with the de tails of executive business or standing with his shoulder braced against the crowd struggling to see the President. It is a narrow apartment, and might be called appropriately the "Hall of the Disappointed,'' the suggestion being emphasized by portraits of the greatest of presidential aspirants, Clay and Webster, to which Mr. Thurber has added, as his private property, an en graving of the closest contestant for the office, Governor Tilden. On the north side of the hall there are two rooms which correspond to those on the south side just described, the small ono being occupied by Mr. O. L. Prü den, the assistant secretary since Gen eral Grant's time, and the custodian of the office books as well as of the traditions which govern the public so cial routine of the executive mansion; In his room sits the telegraph clerk at his Instrument, and by the window is a telephone, which saves a great amount of messenger service between the President and the departments. Occasionally a congressman, with less ceremony than discretion, attempts to get an appointment with the ear of the President over the telephone, and there is a record of a stage earthquake produced in the private secretary's room by a furious congressman who found the telephone ineffective, and his O'ymplan style even less so. Not withstanding that it is almost ti'e sol« modem improvement in the White House, the President lias been seen at the telephone but once, and then, need less to say, not on call. He** h I.lisle Fellow. A baby that weighs but eight pounds ftt the age of 18 months, which is a pound and a half less than It weighed when born, is the center of gossip in the little town of Danbury, N. H. -A lai is il at C. a the in ar the the for on is to to is in is to of at a in MODERN ARCHITECTURE. IU Tendency to English Ideas:—Its Ittilitarlanlsms. Copyright 1897. There is one feature common to many English private houses that is seldom found In American residences, at least under the same name. This is the "of fice." One frequently finds mention of this in descriptions of English resi dences, even in the stately country houses, and the term orten confounds the unitiated. The word "office" has a large latitude in America, and is gen erally applied indiscriminately to any place wliere business is transacted, doing duty equally for the English "chamber" and "shop." But the one use it never has in this country is that corresponding to its use in the English residence. There the "office" Is the private room of the master or the mis tress of the house, where business letters are written and filed, where ser vants are engaged or instructed, where tenants are received, or where the hun dred and one odds of business, apper X ! tiff v £y|g ggg raining to every household, are tran sacted. There are comparatively few men of leisure in this country, and many details that the English gentle man is compelled to look after in his own home are here cared for at tlie regular place of business of the head of the household. But still much re mains to he done at home, and the various cares and troublements are met and conquered in the "library," or if the householder is blessed with such a room, in what we have designated with very questionable taste, the mas ter's "den." In many cases the word may be appropriate enough, but it has too much suggestion of the brute crea tion. "Office" is infinitely better, being more significant of the uses of the room, as well as more euphonious. 1 «V ft. .p'frSl 1 D«n g tC\ ax* li * ir*'*»6tor ij L First Floor When correct and creditable taste rules the day, the den or office will be made a small and cosy room, dignified in spite of its size, light and cheerful in its atmosphere, and strongly mark ed by the personality of its owner—that is, his individual taste should find ex pression here more strongly than In any other room In the house. It should be comfortably furnished, never crowd ed full of odds and ends, so that an important letter or receipt cannot be found without a half hour's rummag ing. On the other hand, the room must not be bare, or it will have too much suggestion of the business office. The central feature must, of course, be the desk. Preferably, this articlo of utility should be a large and roomy one, and not a little wall pocket with WÏ Art»r *iaiK AcWreon* •( «second Floor a folding lid that has by courtesy title of desk. A cabinet with plenty of drawers, a set of bookshelves, and a small table, rounds out the list of es sentials. Here should be a closet if possible, for a man more than a woman needs a "tuck-hole" where some of his belongings can be hurriedly thrust out of sight. The light should never be ft high chandelier, bu t a shaded drop light. or a lamp that can be con veniently screened. The pictures should be good engravings or prints with a character of their own. not mere pretty studies. Then with pipe racks, boxing gloves, or fencing foils and masks, or trophies of this order to fill In odd corners, the room will be a con stant delight, and a popular nook in the house. a The most important part o'TT" tire matter has been left f oc g * «■ mission—the location of tv®* 1 ^ With a new house a competent tect will take into account th ^ sary requirements. The room' H** have a good natural light f or it . "»t expected that the mistress olthsV #W will make use of It during th.. h B ut its principal occupancy the evening, and so it should L.* exposed to the prevailing win i. ' * will be uncomfortable when thef fires are piled high with ih e k h „T"* 1 for the night consumption-no»*^ should it be too far f, om th( , ^ center of the house, so that tfl „ „»ill -v..* .... . IÙÇ oWfip, will be shut out from all ship, if he sits down to smoked over his evening paper c„ wrestl. ^ accumulated household t,j|i 3 Û 0H| "den" has failed of its intent*?^ cause attention was m.i .,«!<* J* - two considerations. The design illustrating isi, clearly defines the Engl, „h idea07^1 office room. The den » 8 th ' '** neeting with library the *w ' UJ room of the house, with' ou t,jfc 8 trance from rear porch a brief 2 scriptlon of this dev,g„ wogivejj lows: C,encrai dimensions' p», J width, including veranda, JIG ft * depth, including veranda its tt u'- 1 " of stories: Cellar, 7 li f,r S ' „ 8 : 0 storv I ft. <5 ins.; second story !» n.; attic ktl Exterior materials: Found«*» stone; first story, clapboards; story, gables and roof, shingles o side blinds lo all windows ever.,,. .. of the cellar anti bays. lnteri?S Hard white plastn . plaster cornk« and centers in main hail (first ami 2 ond story) and parlor, l.brary and % tng room. Hard pine flooring | n hi dry. pantry, china closet. water Km and kitchen; remainder 0 f floor», soit wood. Ash trim in first storv J, wood trim in remainder. Asb case. Panels under windows in iib r>P parlor and dining-room Wainscot i. bath-room, laundry, pantry ( hj M closet and kitchen. interior wood work finished in hard oil, except attic which is painted colors to suit owner Cost: $4,S05. not Including mantels range or heater. The estimate j, based on New York prices for materia« and labor. In many sections of the country the cost should bo less. A Strange fleli. Africa still contains innch tha is unknown and mysterious, withstanding Ihe many explora lions and discoveries of recent years. In Lake Tanganyika, for _ stance, there lives a species of large fish which rushes at Ihe paddles of passing boats, but of which no scriptlon has yet been published. For years travellers had heard about this fish from the natives, but Mr. J. E. j Moore appears to have been the Irr, European to see it. During his recent explorations of Tanganyika ho saw th* mysterious fish rushing at the paddlet, but learned little more about it flint the fact of its existence, although lx caught enormous numbers of fish various species, some weighing as nuicli as sixty pounds. a ft Lonjj Run by a Mouse. A very strange accident that befell a mouse is thus reported by the Al bany Express: A wheelman hung ETs bicycle from the ceiling of his cellar, not far from a swinging shelf on which food was kept. A mouse jumped fron tho wall to the tire of the front whrt. evidently hoping thereby to real the shelf. The wheel started, and tl» mouse naturally ran toward the high est part of it. It was able to^stay t* the top of the tire, but cnnldn't enough of a foothold to jump to th* wall. When found next morning it was very much exhausted, though still running. The cyclometer shout that It had traveled over tweuty-eijit miles. Duranc<»*M Iron Mount»lu. In the city of Durango, Mexico, h» Iron mountain 64 feet high, and th iron is from 60 to 70 per cent pint The metallic mass spreads in alMiwc tions for a radius of three or fo«r miles. The entire deposit Is sufflcieit to supply all tho iron requited In the world for 1,000 years. FOR MAIDS WHO DANCE. Young girls in Paris arc we: ring W* tie black net frocks, with liege sash* of rose-color or the favorite turQUoW blue. An unusually slmph frock of hBf' blue net over salin is trimmed si fluffy mink-tails, set in full plaiting** chiffon. Violets and the new shade, know* eastllle, and the color of old ivory," new and unusual combination, worn by blondes of a certain type. A gown of American beauty^ has a band of thickly embroi gpangles round the skirt, the H bodice trimmed with creamy bands of dark fur. A very handsome Mac and l' changeable poplin is combined corn-color silk, plaited crosswise the bodice, the armholes finished three scanty ruffles, edged with braid. Shaded velvet is again seen for«' ing wear. A charming empire lias a belt of velvet shading fro®.' py red to rose pink. Another of ing green china crape showed be shoulder straps of velvet in sb* ange. A high evening bodice is *»*■ stripes of lace traced with silver quins, alternating with white and insertions of pale-yellow nc^ small V-shaped front is edge elaborated frills of the yellow n« the belt is of black velvet through a steel buckle, , h ' 1 a bunch of pink roses tied with ribbon.