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THOUGHTS THAT ARE FATAL
Unreasoning Fear of Disease One of the Evils of the Present Day. Rest gone TIm. The torrent rushes witn frenzied might To rest on the auiet Dlain: The avalanche roars in Its downward flight. Then a century sleeps again. The eaele that sweeps with a tireless wing At last must droop to the pines that cling - . - " ...... v.fh j i) me crest 01 ims muuuit - - The life we live and the race we run. The sorrow and doubts that rend. Some day the victory lost or won Will come to a quiet, end; For mad the torrent and strong the wing And fearful the headlong nieni, Tet Time the end of the day will bring, And after the day the night. Civil War Coffee. !- a Tnn ovoi- rob the bie Quart tin riinn furnished to the army during the civil war?" asked a man in a group who were talking about coffee. "Those tin rnris wr th real article, the best quality of heavy tin almost as thick and durable as sheet iron. "I still have the one I carried all through the war; also my knife and fork, tin platter and spoon. Money couldn't buy them. Whenever I look at that tin cup it brings back a sound which I have never heard anywhere but in a soldier's camp. In the early morning, when the men were getting breakfast, this curious clatter rang all through the camp; every soldier was pounding his ration of coffee in his big tin cup with the iron handle of his knife. The army couldn't carry coffee grinders around with them, and pound ing the coffee was the only "way we had of making it fine enough to ex tract its essence by boiling. - Some of us got so expert that you could hardly have told our pounded coffee from cof fee ground in a mill, but it took time and patience. "My old tin cup is battered In the bottom like a beaten brass plaque. I'd like to show it to you. But with all that banging and hard usage it never sprang a leak. No, siree. Uncle Sam's tin cups were made for rough service, and they stayed by us until the war was over." Veteran Is Active at 93. G. W. Bradley, who has been so journing at Brownsville, Tenn., is 93 years old, and is said to be the oldest living ex-confederate in the United States. He was born June 9, 1809, six miles from Lynchburg, Va. He is ac tive, although almost a centenarian. He fought in eighteen smoky affrays of the civil war, was torn to pieces by a shell, one leg was broken, an eye put out and a heel torn off. Despite these G. W. Bradley. (Oldest Living ex-Confederate Soldier, a Resident of Tennessee.) injuries, he can now ride a horse or jump from a street car if necessity re auires. Bradley had a number of relics In the way of watches and canes, some of which he has given to the soldiers' home near Sedalia, Mo. He counts on being at the Dallas reunion. He was tinder Gen. Sterling Price and was in the Osage, Pea Ridge and Lexington campaigns and a "marcher" from Tex as to Misssouri. His home is in the last state. J"- Too lJt to Save McCotk. "After all," said the Colonel, "it I3 only by calling out the recollections of soldiers that we can get the real color and atmosphere of life in the old army. Some time ago when the discussion as' to the manner of the shooting of Col. Dan McCook at Kenesaw was at white heat, I met James R. Midcap of the , Twenty-second . Indiana. He had been talking about soldiers hav ing severe attacks of buck fever in battle, and without any reference" to the controversy he said that he had a severe attack of that kind the day Col. Dan. McCook was shot. "Everybody asked in a breath where he was at that time, and he said quietly that he was within reach of Col. Dan's coat-tail and saw the man who fired the shot that struck the colonel down. Up to that time, be said, he had been greatly excited, but when be saw the tall, thin rebel aim directly at the colonel, the buck fever left him, and he aimed carefully and deliberately blazed away almost in the face of the man who fired the fatal shot at McCook", but an instant too late to save McCook. In answer to the questions of the boys, he said to, lie did not know whether he killed the 'fellow or not, and he didnt care to know, but he was sure that he aimed ml ill well and that when he pulled the trig ger he was never cooler in -his life." Chicago Inter .Ocean. Mark Spots on Battlefield. The commission appointed by Gov. Yates to locate the positions of Illi nois commands during the siege of Vicksburg, is at Chattanooga. After learning what Illinois has done in establishing national parks at Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge, the members of the party, in connection with the na tional commission, which is awaiting them on the ground, will go over the battlefield and mark the position of each regiment during the various as saults. The intention is to erect monuments to the memory of the soldiers who fell at "Vicksburg between the dates of May 1 and July 4, 1863. Seventy-nine Illinois organizations were engaged in the siege, which representation was mere than double that of any other state. In a Tight Place. At Peach Tree Creek, companies H and K crossed the creek on a foot log, and made their way toward the timber in front. Before we had gone far we met a heavy column of rebels, and deploying as skirmishers, we fell back on a house with a paling fence about it. Corporal Coleman of Company H in trying to make his way through the fence in front of the house, was held for some minutes under the fire of the enemy. He got his body through all right, but his knapsack caught in the palings, and in a way to hold him fast. He struck out with his hands and feet like a man swimming. but in a few minutes got a grip on himself, coolly unbuckled the straps of his knapsack, left it hanging in the fence and rushed on with the company to the house, where he aid good service, until we were re-enforced by a full brigade. Chicago Inter Ocean. Tbo Final Surrender. "After the surrender at Appomat tox," said a veteran recently, a com rade and myself went over into the camp of Walker's division to see how the men of old Stonewall brigade took the surrender. The regiments marched out, stacked arms, and were moving off quietly in splendid order when their brigade band struck up, 'Ain't I Glad I'm Out of the Wilderness, and all stopped to listen. Then the band played 'Dixie.' but there was no cheer ing. Later came 'Home. Sweet Home, and a cheer swelled around the Con federate lines and was carried into and around the Union lines. It was not a cheer of exultation, but of common sympathy and rejoicing." To Preserve HUtorlo Spot, Daughters of the American Revolu tion have started a movement to ac quire possession of the site of Fort Massac, the location of the oldest white settlement in Illinois. The property, which is on the Ohio river in Massac county, is owned by Judge Green of Cairo, and he has offered to give it to the association provided it is able to secure the necessary state or national aid in permanently caring for the historic place. It is proposed to lay out a park and otherwise mark it as a- great strategic point In the history of the country. Grand Memorial Arch, A massive memorial arch is to be constructed at the Confederate Camp Chase cemetery in Columbus, Ohio, by the former Union soldiers of Colum bus. The arch will be unveiled June 7 and is the first to be erected by the northern people to mark the final resting place of the Confederate dead. There are 2,260 bodies buried within the inclosure at Camp Chase. All the Grand Army organizations of the city will participate in the exer cises at the unveiling next June. Pass Many Pension Bills. All records of speed in the enact ment of pension legislation were bro ken by the House of Representatives on March 15, when 229 private bills of that character were passed in 110 minutes, or more than two a minute. Since' the beginning of the present session of congress, 5,672 private pen sion bills have been introduced, and it is morally certain that with the close of the present fiscal year there will be at least one million names on the pension rolls. . Remove BIstorle Bridge. The Illinois Central Railroad com pany is now removing one of the his toric bridges of southern Illinois. It is the bridge across the Bug Muddy river north of Carbondale. During the civil war the place was considered a strategic point. The southern sympa thizers in "Egypt" threatened to burn the structure to keep the northern army from moving troops to the Ohio river. It was guarded for some tim by several companies of artillery and cavalry. MennHt to Ceo. Polk. A monument to the memory ol Lieut. Gen. Leonidas Polk, has been erected on Pine Mountain. Georgia. It marks the spot where the genera was killed during the battle of Ken nesaw in 1S64. Common sense is often but commot sympathy with ail. MURDERS SHOCK CITY. APPALLING CRIMES COMMITTED BY WILLIAM LANE, A NEGRO BVTLER, IN PHILADELPHIA. Philadelphia has Just completed murder trial in the shortest time re corded in the annals of American ju risprudence. Within seventy-two hours of the commission of his crimes Wil liam Herman Lane was caught, tried and sentenced to death. The murders occurred on the morn ing of April 1 and he was sentenced on the morning of April 4, less than three days in all. Lane's crimes were of the most cold blooded and cruel nature conceivable. He shot his employer, Mrs. Ella Furbush, of 652 N. Fifteenth street. Philadelphia, and her oldest daughter, Madeline, aged ten. Then he calmly called her second daughter, Eloise, aged seven, into the house, and killed her, too. The Furbush murder case is not only remarkable from a legal and police point of view. It has caused a pro found and painful impression in the best circles of Philadelphia society. It revealed for the first time the fact that Mr. Charles A. Furbush, a man of the highest business and social standing, was leading a double life. The murdered Mrs. Furbush and her chil dren formed a family whom he did not Introduce to society. He has an es timable wife and a charming daughter, who have been plunged into sorrow and shame by this tragedy and its at tendant revelations. Since the tragedy Furbush has been exiled from the so ciety of his family and friends and is a recluse In the former home 01 the murdered woman. On the day of the murders Mrs. Fur bush and her two little girls were at breakfast. Lane, in serving the meal, spoke playfully to the children and was unusually attentive. Breakfast over, Mrs. Furbush and Madeline went Tip to the third story front room. Lit- Mrs. Parbnsh. tie Madeline put on her roller skates and went skating on the front pave ment. Ten minutes later Lane, revol ver in hand, went quietly up the back stairway to the third floor. Opening the door in the front room he "con fronted Mrs. Furbush. The sight of the revolver terrorized her, but before she could speak Lane sent a bullet inpu her heart, killing her instantly. Blloise, paralyzed with fright, crouched on the floor. With the same coolness that characterized the murder of her moth er. Lane then turned his weapon on the innocent child. A flash, and a bul let ploughed its way through the little girl's hip and into her abdomen. She fell to the floor unconscious. Closing the door. Lane then strolled down to the front door.- Madeline was Bkating on the pavement. 'Madeline, your mother wants you," he said. Lane then returned to the house and waited for his victim in the vestibule. The child came in and Lane removed her roller skates and then gave her a drink of water, which she asked for. 'Mamma, what 00 you want?" called Madeline, as she went up the stairs to Mrs. Furbush's sitting room on the second ' floor. - "She's in Eloise's room," said Lane. and followed her to the next floor. - As she was about to enter the room where her mother lay, the butler called to her. The child turned and Lane shot her in the breast. Her death was in stantaneous. - A few minutes later the policemen who bad been Investigating the. rob beries rang the door bell. Lane, wearing a epotleso whit apron, which, he bad taken time to put on. answered the ring. He showed signs of nervousness or agitation. The policemen, who were in plain clothes, told the negro that they wished to see Mrs. Furbush. Very well, gentlemen." he said, "won't you take a seat in the parlor and IH tell her." The policemen then entered the parr lor and waited. After an Interval of twenty minutes the men heard groans in the hall. - Just as they started to leave the room Eloise came staggering down the stairs. Her face and cloth ing were covered with blood, and she was so - weak that she could scarcely talk. "What's the matter?" cried Police man Emanuel. "William has killed Madeline and mother and shot me," faltered the lit tle one. The policemen carried the child to a couch and then hurried upstairs. Eloise Fnrbiuh. They found the woman and her child dead. Leaving the bodies where they lay. the police went after Lane. Arriving at. the Camden depot the detectives saw him walking down the platform with a dress suit case in his hand, watching for the board announc ing his train. The detectives pounced on him and threw him to the ground. Detective Donaghy asked him what he had done with his pistol. The man re plied that he had no weapon on his person, but there was one in the dress suit case he had been carrying. On opening the case the weapon . was found, as was also $130 in money and quantity of. jewelry taken from the Fifteenth street house where the mur ders had been committed. Within a half hour of his arrest Lane made a full confession. The identification of the murderer was made by little Eloise who lay dy ing on a cot in the Hahnemann hos pital. When Lane was taken to the bedside of Eloise he was handcuffed to detec tives. Magistrate Cunningham was present and directed the inquiry. 'Do you know this man?" the magis trate asked. . The little sufferer pointed her finger at Lane and exclaimed: 'You're William Lane. Yon shot me William The Murderer. and my mother and my sister Made line. You know you did, William." "I know it," Lane answered. Interesting- lead of Eavpt- On the map Egypt covers a territory of large extent. The cultivated land, that which the Nile wrests from the desert, is barely 11,000 square miles In extent. It lies on either side of the Nile in a long, narrow strip, varying In width at the north into the fan-shaped delta. To put it differently Missouri is more than six times as large as all cultivable Egypt. And this land sup ports a population three times as great as that or Missouri ana vastly more contented. If Missouri were propor tionately populated with Egypt It would number 54,000,000 people. It is surprising to learn that the average value of Egyptian farm land is $120 an . In the delta, nearer to the great markets and more certain of the Nile's annual gift of life, the farm land brings at Its seldom sale as much as 1400 r 9500 an acre. 1 The soil la patient ana long suffering, like the 'people. It grow from two to five crops each year, and only rebels when It Is not workei. How many people realize the bane ful, often fatal, influence of unhealthy thoughts? How many know that ordinary un reasoning fear of disease may be as deadly as an inoculation of poisonous germs? Yet this is an established fact. Physicians are coming more and more to recognize the power of the mind over the body, and almost every prac titioner will admit that a large part of his work is the use of mental sug gestion in overcoming morbid bodily conditions. Every one has noted the Influence of a cheery personality in the sick room. One physician by his sunny confidence and cleverly turned assurances will seem actually to impart new strength and tone to the diseased body. An other physician with a solemn, gloomy countenance and demeanor suggestive of an undertaker will strangely de press and retard the patient. And the same is true of one's own thoughts. In fact, it is hardly too much to say that every thought has its effect on the condition of the body. Imagination can give one almost any disease on the calendar. It is said that there is the germ of fatal thought in ninety-nine persons FIRST ENGLISH DAILY Example of Wonderful AdVaao in The first English daily paper was is sued two hundred years ago last month. It was the Daily Courant, which was published next door to the King's Arms Tavern at Fleetbridge, London, on the thoroughfare that is still the headquarters of English jour nalism. There were no cable messages or telegraph reports for the Courant. In coming ships did not report 400 miles off the coast by wireless telegraphy. There was no organized news service, covering the whole civilized world and furnishing the most intimate details of the world's news on the day that it occurred. Such a thing as a foreign corre spondent had never been thought of, and the modern perfecting press, with its output of many thousands of many-paged newspapers an. hour, was undreamed of as .Marconi's span ning of the Atlantic with his tele graphic ether vibrations. Instead, the Courant consisted of but a single sheet of the size of a half sheet of foolscap or deed paper, and was printed only on one side. There was no editorial comment and no ad vertisements. The sole source cf REAL TREASURE CWIS Underground Chamber with Walls of uoid and Covered with it Sparkling Crystals. tjf A remarkable cave has been discov ered at the Abbey mine, near Kendall, Fergus county, Mont. The cave . is about 150 feet long, part of it being at an angle of 45 degrees and part per pendicular to the formation. Another unusual feature is that it is found in an immense ore body. The main chamber of the cave pre sents a beautiful appearance, portions of the wall being decorated with masses of crystallized lime and sili ca, while from the lofty roof hang in numerable scintillating stalactites. On the floor of the cave are hundreds of tons of cyanide gold ore, as rich as any found in the mine proper, averag ing about $20 a ton, and one side of the cave is formed by the foot wall of the ore body. The miners were drifting to con nect witn the main ore body, and at the end of the shift one evening last week set' off the final blasts for the day. Returning the next morning, they discovered that the drift had been connected with a large cave, and preparations were at once made to explore it. BOrS IDEA OF HIS SWEETHEART As Dalntv s Compliment as One Coold Desire. - A young matron who lives In a Washington apartment house with her little daughter is viewing with great interest a courtship going on under her very eyes. The daughter, Naomi, is the most engaging, dignified and dutiful little girl of 11 ever seen in that part of the city across the creek. So she has been taken by her mother to call upon a great many older per sons, and has made the acquaintance of numerous boys of fifteen or there abouts. Not long ago one of these boys came .to see his friend's mother very formally and sat and talked with her until the tensity of a formal call nearly burst his jacket. Then he arose and with a polite bow asked for - a portrait of the little girl. The matron demurred, of course. "Well," said the young Buitor, "if you will give me a good picture of Naomi I will give you back a picture I have already. It isn't a good one at all. But I'll give it back to yoa for a better one." ; The mother was greatly mystified. She decided after awhile that the boy baa photographed her little girl . en out of every hundred, and that the cultivation-of optimism and philosophy is practically a universal - necessity. There have occurred scores of dozens of cases where healthy persons have thought themselves into having tu mors and caneers cases which admit of no doubt whatever that the diseases resulted from constant morbid fear. We should have fewer cases of cancer if some great doctors could assure the world that it is not a hereditary dis ease; but morbid-minded persons on hearing that there is cancer in their families, generally do the very worst thing they can do under the circum- ' stances they conceive an awful dread that they will be afflicted with it. They dwell upon the fear constantly; and every trifling ailment which troubles them is at first taken for the premonitory symptoms of cancer. The morbid condition of mind produces a morbid condition of body, and if the disease does happen to be in the sys tem it receives every encouragement to develop. - A melancholy thought that fixes itself upon one's mind needs as much "doctoring" as physical disease; it needs to be eradicated from the mind, or it will have just the same result as a neglected disease would have. Journalism ia Two Hundred Years. foreign news was the Continental pa pers, principally those of Paris, and credit was always given to the paper, "for an assurance that we will not, under pretense of having private in telligence, impose any addition of feigned circumstances to an action." The most modern thing about the Courant was its effort at accuracy. At that time various weekly papers were in existence, but their news was of no (.unreliable a character that the jour nals became a byword for inaccuracy. The Courant scorned these methods and the evils of subsidized comment, and, in its clean character as well as in its very existence, opened a new era in news dissemination. The porprietor of the Courant was one E. Mallet, and it was he that first showed the practicability of his own excellent conception of a clean news paper. Samuel Buckley bought the Courant on April 23, 1702, and added advertisements, . consisting chiefly of announcements of new books, such as "A Modest Inquiry Concerning the Opinion of Guardian Angels." Time and tide wait for no man and a woman is always behind time. Thousands of crystal pendants, some as - white as alabaster, others with a golden tint, seemed to be try ing to outsparkle one another in the candle light. The walls, in places, glistened with their beautiful deco rations. From this beautiful crystal palace the explorers proceeded to the low er chamber. Three ladders were lashed together and lowered into the hole, but it was found that they were too short by at least forty feet. The chamber is about eighteen feet square, and its walls perpendicular, as though squared by expert marble cutters. Its color is that of the na tive rock, a lime formation. It is a characteristic of this cave that the brilliant white crystal deco rations have gold ore as a back ground, which serves to enhance their beauty. In picking off specimens the soft ore comes with them, and, as a rule, the crystallization is but a thin covering to the ore. " The shortest way around expediency. to honesty Is the sly, and in order to find out she sent him word that she would make the exchange. . Next day there came to her door a long box with a note en the outside. "I am greatly privileged to send you Naomi's picture," read the note. . "It isn't half as pretty as it ought to be." The young matron opened the box curiously, says the Washington Star, and looked at its contents a long time without saying a word. It held a sin gle American beauty rose. Senator Banna's Wish, A friend who was lunching with Senator Hanna recently said to him: "Senator, you have abundant wealth, a happy home and have been highly honored by your fellow-citizens, but don't you at times wish for something more?" "Yes, I have a wish similar to one expressed by an ancient Roman," said Hanna. "I wish that I might eat what I please and make some Demo crat digest It." . It is the demands, not the promises, that make men of us; the responsi bilities, not the enjoyments, that raisie us to the stature of men and womm. P. T. Forsyth.