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LOCALS.
Thomas Heston, is home from Louis
ville.
Mrs. Dozier, otr! right street is on
the sick list.
Jesse Allen, nf Terre Haute, is in
the city on legal business.
Miss Anna Brov.n, o'* Chicago, 111.,
is vistiing friends in the ci y
Hear the famous Canadian Jubilee
Singers and Im; erial Orcbestia at
Allen Chapel Tuesday, Jin. 30. h.
Mrs. Sarah VcK night, is visiting
relatives and friends at X»ma, O.
Miss Mary Jackson, of I exiogton,
Ky., is visiting friends in this city
Charles Arms'rci g, of Brazil, was a
-delegate to the Miters Co vention.
Mrs. Elizi SI wards, is lyiog seri
ously ill at ha- b one 623 Agnes street.
! hey will plea'e you—the Canadian
Jubilee Singers and Imperial Orches
tra at Allen Chapel Jan. 3?
Mrs. Retta Cuiry, Greenfleld, was
in the city on last Thursday and Fid
day.
The Literary Congress, met at the
•Christian church last 1 uesday ever
ifg.
Mr. John Roberts of Cincinnati,
'■O.. spent a few days in the city this
week.
K rs. Bertha Morgan-Curtis, has'
returned to her home at South Bend
this state.
Miss Jennie Wilson, who has been
'<9[uite ill for son e’ time, is able to be
out agair.
Rev. J. W. Ciit, of thD city fscir
otucting a successful revival in Wasb
.tngton, D. C.
Mrs. Truvat Fox, c.f West Thir
teenth street is vis.ting in Middle
town, Ohio.
The family of Mr. B. J. Bates, of
school No., 37. wilt join him in this
city, this a. tr.
Mrs. Jane Mt the mother
of Jesse Aller, is sick at her Dome on
Arnold street.
The sis*er of Mrs. William H. Tyler,
is lying seriously ill at her home on
Martindale avenue.
You will mts-i a treat of a lifetime
if you fail to hoar the famous Cana
dian Jubl’ce Singers and Imperia!
Orchestra at* Allen Chapel the 30. h
nst.
Mrs. Lizzie Kitc’ae, is suing h r
» husband John Rinchen for adivocrein
k the Superior Court.
Watch for the Old Maids C< nven
v tlon, will come off at Simpson Chapel,
in the near future.
Don’t, forget to attend the mid-win
ter picnic, f o be given Monday night
übj Mr Ed. Lewis.
FMrs. Amanda White, cf public
tchoal 23 made a fly in j trip to Con
nersville y« sterna",
Mrs. Ruben Fra? 5 or. who has been
vis.ting her parents in Middletown,
•-0., is expected horn » soon.
Mrs. Oliver S’. Bn den, of Marion,
is stopping with Mr. ami Mrs. Jeis-e
Caldwell, on Bird street.
Misses E-telU Willis and Virge
Whitsett were recently appointed
teachers ir the public schools.
The Quarrel of the Flowers, was re
peated at Simpson chapel last Thurs
day night, to a fair audience.
The famrus Canadian Jubilee Sing
ers and Imperial Grebes’ ra, who have
’been touring ih' Un’ted States for
the past eizht ye«rs, will appear at
Allen Chapel Jan. 30.
< ’< mm* - x«»*eises wer? held
-at pn’dic school Xo. 19 last night, Mrs.
Land »uia Wißianis, principal.
v r . Wm. H. Sauncers, presented
her husband, Rev 8a unde re. presiding
eld»-r, a fine baby boy this week.
7he body of John Thomas, was
shipped *o his former home at Fishet
burg, Ky., on last Thursday night.
Mrs. Alice Brown, who has b'«n
visiting her mo’her for some tim°, re
turned to her home in Chicago last
Saturday.
A series of meetingc are being con
ducted at XV. Zion, Jones Tabernate,
South Calvary, Antioch and Wayman
Cuapel.
The many friends of Mre. Margaret
Lails, will regret tn learn that she is
very sick at her home on West,
Teenth street.
Dangorfild Ellis is suing his wife
Lilly for a divorce in the Circuit
Court. Mr-. Ellis is now residing in a

XX’illiam Alpxnn'’er, a young man of
great pr mi«p, oms d away with ha<-ty
'Consumption, st the home of his par
ente, 1143 Darlan street.
A grand social entertainment to
which th»» pub’ll is invited will come
off at th' ’•'■-•s’decc of Mrs. Samuel
Hibbetrs, 1227 Lafayette street.
Miss Lula kv..;i„- t dauglVpCs IXMr.
J. H. Wei’s, the P ; op/\
' Union b-r
Tied Moods v io Mr. (!ops
They are a
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se r ved seats, 35 cents. Secure your
seats in advance.
Miss Hattie Knox, who has been
teaching in the Princeton, Ky.,
passed through the city on last Tues
day enroute to her home at Greenfield,
this state.
A Pretty State Weddin?.
The marriage of Mr. Clarence Dun
lap, of this city, and Miss Ora Nichol
son, of Tipton, Ind., took place in li e
latter city last Thursday, and was
pronounced to be one of the prettiest
weddings of that locali’y for many
yeais. The happy couple returned to
ludianapoi’s, whtre a large reception
was given in their honor by Mr.
and Mrs. VV. N. Curry, at their pala
tial residence in West Fayette street.
Many young recpie assisted Mrs.
Curry and Miss Maud Bass, iu enter
taining the happy cuupl?.
The Great Benefactor Eask Again.
C Dr. L. T. Cooper, tho famous medi
cine man, who staitlod this commu
nity last summer by his remarkable
discoveries and cure?, is bick again
among his many friends and admirers
iu Indianapolis, Dr. Cooper is a re
markable man and his discoveries
have been regarded as marvelous by
hundreds of people in this city who
will bear testimonies to their value.
There will be many glad hearts in
this city when they know that their
benefactor has return* d am mg t hem.
Dr. Cooper is tempoiarily located at
the Stubbins Hotel,, corner Georg a
and South Illinois street, where any
who wish to consult him can find
him. The Doctor is as ha idscme
and chipper as ever and ready to do
good to mankind.
What the Press says of the Canadian
Jubilee singers.
Brunswick, Me., April 29, ’9B.
It gives me much pleasure to speak
in comraend tlion of the concert given
by the Canadian Jubilee company
last evening in Saco, Me. In charac
ter and quali’y it was of very superior
order. Mrs. Chamberlain says it had
the sou! of music in it.
Joshua L. Chamberlain.
o°o
Des Moines, 1a , April 3, ’99.
To whom it may concern :
We have bad the Canadian Jubilee
Singers for two nights in the Central
church. I have no hesitation in pro
nouncing them the very best Jubilee
Singers 1 have beard. lam confident
that any church engaging them will
enjoy a rich and rare musical evening
Sincerely, H. O. Breeden.
Ames, la., April 21, ’99.
These people are all right. This is
the third time they have appeared be
fore churches I have served.
Rev D. 1-. Thompson.
A Gentleman Prize Fighter.
Mr. “Kid” Robinson, the talented
and bright young prize tighter of this
city, left this week for Los Angele?,
Cal., to pay a visit to his parents,
whom he has not seen for quite a while.
In bidding good-bye to a representa
tive of this* paper, Mr. Robinson said
he would be absent from t he city* thre t
weeks. He said he thought a great
deal of his parents and their welLre
was always a matter of deep concern
to him, because had it not been for
them he would not have been a prize
tighter. He always thinks of them
and sends them something, and al
- they have never b«en in desti
tute circumstances yet, but if such a
time should ever come and he did not
have the monny to help them, he
thinks so much of his parents that he
would try io knock out the biggest
man in the world iu order to get ru< n
ey to send them. This, in our judge
ment. is the ideal gervPmau prize
tighter and one to be admired by all
good citizens.
New Bethel Baptist Church.
Rev. N. A. Seymour, Pastor.
Services last Sunday were conduct
ed by the pastor. Good attendance
and two additions to tbe church: Miss
Addie Price, a candidate for baptism,
and Mr. .lames Masterson, by exper
ience.
Revival services from the first Sun
day in February, Rev. P. Everett, of
Xenia, 0., will conduct the meeting?.
We are praying for a shower of tbe
Holy Spirit, and in fact vie are ex
pecting it.
A branch of the American Protec
tive League was orcauiznd last Tues
day night with a large membershi;.
See notes next week.
Jones Tabernacle A. M. E Z. Cbnrcli.
Rev. A. Wakefield, Pastor.
Revival services are still going on,
conducted by Rev. J. B. Irvin, of Ken
tucky. We are enjoying some rare
spiritual feast, everybody i* iovi ed aad
made welcome at these services. Rev.
Irvin will be with us over Euuday the
28th.
Don’t forget the 8300 rally on the
It in February. Come and
when anus in our effort.
stolen froihVcun J**.Ladie>’ Occasin Club
of one’s winCK. fem d concert of she
however, bad given *
and instead of beinj r J lou wiil miss
twisted into triangles, iding this concert,
light straggled througfnr the 13th; the
to let Dick see the man
Lling on the hearth!
aly at his boots. '1?
of oil in the room.
Social club will give an Old Folks
concert and entertainment on Tues
day, the February 13. Don’t forget
the old folk’s, they will both please
and entertain you.
The Dorcas Circle is arranging for
a drill and concert in the near future.
Mrs. Anna Stevenson, of St. Pet* r
street, is suffering with a bad band
c lUfeiog her to lose one of her fingers’
.Mr?. T. E Johnson, of Cincinnati
street is still sick, also Mrs. Jennie
Burton.
The Ladies’ Social Club was enter
tained by Mrs. Cecilia Maxey, at
ter residjnc?, 510 Jon?s street, on
Tnursday the 2Gtb.
The Dorcas Circle met at the church
Tnursday ifternoon and wtra enter
ained by Mrs. Wm. Merriweather.
A mass meeting will be held on
Friday, February 2, at 8 p. m., look
ing forward to the organzingof a local
Afro-American Council. The citi
zens and all interested in the welfare
of the race are invited to attend the
mass-meeting.
Second musical and literary enter
tainment given by the Young Ladies’
Occasia Club and drill by the boys
Military Club, Ed. Porter, captain, it
Jones Tabernacl* l , A. M. E. Zion
c lurch Ti esday, February G, 190 J
program:
Chorus, MarscherOccasia Club
Solo Miss McCey
Recitation Mr. James Martin
Piano Solo Miss Archie
Talk Dr. S. A. Furniss
Solo Mr. Ed. Toliver
Instrumental Miss Willie Hart
Recitation Miss Laura Clay
Piano Julius Wonamon
Remarks Prof. Williams
Piano Solo Miss Myrtle Hart
Solo Miss Lillian Adams
R-marks Mr. W. Huffman
Manager, Georgia M. Porter; presi
dent, Miss Kittie Stevenson; master
of ceremonies, Mr. W. Huffman.
WORLD’S BIGGEST THINGS.
Continued From Ist Page.
tended to surpass the most wonderful
instrument of this kind ever before
constructed. It is so laiga that t >'con
struct a building high enough for it
would be a very great expense. It has,
therefore been planned by M. Gauther
to tuive a mirror, Gy z feet iu diameter,
reflect the rays thrown upon it, so
that the instrument can be used in u
horizontal position.
To the Deaf.
A rich lady, cured of Deafness and
Noises in the Head by Dr. Nicholson’s
Artificial Eir Drums, gave $lO,OOO to
hi-, Institute, so that deaf people un
able to procure the Eir Drums may
have them free. AdJress No. 2173 W
The Nicholson Institute, GBO. Eighth
Avenue, New York.
TAKE THE BIG FOUR ROUTE
To Hot Springs, Va., a delightful re
sort on the C. & O. railway. Call at
office, 1 E. Washington street, Uuion
station for rates ano full informaticn.
H. M. Bronson, A. G. P. A.
A CONVENIENT TRAIN
For Cleveland, O. By taking the
7:10 p. m., train on the Pennsylvania
line, passengers arrive Cleveland 7:30
following morning. Sleeping car
berths at city ticket office. No. 48 W.
Washington street
Passengers or Colorado
Gan leave Indianapolis on the Vauoa
ha line daily at 7:15 a. m., arrive Kan>-
sas City, 9:45 p. m , same day; Denver,
6:20 p, ru. following evening. O? leave
Indianapolis, 12:35 p. m„ arrive Den
ver second day at 11 a. m. W. W.
Richardson, D, P. A,
TOURIST TICKETS TO FLORIDA
AND WINTER RESORTS
IN THE SOUTH.
Ticket agents of the Pennsylvania
lines will answer about low
fares to Florida and winter resorts in
the South. Full information concern
ing tourist tickets, time tables, etc.,
will be furnished fre«. Persons con
templating a Southern trip may se
cure valuable information on the
subject by merely inquiring of
the nearest representative of tbe
Pennsylvania lines, or by addressing
W. W. Richardson, District Passen
ger Agent, ladiatiHpohs. Say where
aud when you wi.iii to go, how man}
will be iu the party, starting point,
etc., and you will be promptly posted.
The inqury will not cost much ef
fort—it will save considerable bother
in arranging details as thry will be
looked after gratis.
Bi(J EOUIC KUUIE.
Dining and parlor car service on P.
•Sc E. Irain No. 11, Southwestern
limited, leaving Indianapolis 11:15?.
ok, reaching Peoria 7:45 p. rn., and op
posite train, Kcickerboeker Special,
leading Peoiia 11:10 a. m., arriving
Indianapolis 6.10 p. nt, daily, are now
equipped with conbination parlor and
dining cars, on which meals are
seived a la carte, and seat rates not. to
exceed 5G cents, f’lieso cars recently
can e out of the shops at Urbana, [lj
and are ve»y convenient, indeed, and’
the patronage they are receiving in
dicates their complete success. H M
Bronson, A. G. P. A.
The Household,
THE -WOMAN’S PAGE.’’
Blest gateway through which modest
man
The boudoir’s mystic bounds has
passed,
And, bungling hither, thither, can
Glean knowledge of their secrets
vast.
O! great enlightener of us
Who have no sisters and no wives—
I scan your columns, credulous.
And learn how my Belinda thrives.
That velvet plumpness of her cheeks—
I know the three ingredients.
(Quite ‘-harmless,” and in two short
weeks
Results arrive as recompense.)
This “creme’s” not “greasy;” neither is
The stuff thatunakes her hands so
white, ,
.(But with the latter better ’tis
To leave some gloves on over night.)
Perhaps Belinda is “Marie,”
Who yearned for fluffy hair—for, 10l
It Is a fine success, I see,
The formula right well I know,
I know how full should be her skirt,
How long a swell reception train;
And should her gloves be soiled by
dirt
How she can make them clean
again.
Those eyes, those lips, those dazzling
pearls!
That figure plump, with grace de
fined!
O! queen of all the happy girls
A “Woman’s Page” has e’er de
signed—
From observation close I may
To all its dictates lay my pen.
But I will witness bear that they
Are not so “harmless” —to the men.
—Judge.
Woman’s Influence In Politics.
Women have had a good deal of in
fluence in the public affairs of the
world in the 30 or 40 centuries which
have passed since Helen “laid old
Troy in ashes.” It was the personal
appeals of his niece, Harriet Lane, so
some of the gossips of the time inti
mated, which prevailed on Buchanan,
then old, in whom the fires of ambi
tion had died out. to accept the candi
dacy of 1856. Adele Cutts, the second
wife of Stephen A. Douglas, who mar
ried Gen. Robert Williams a few
years after Douglas’ death, and who
died winter, was said at the time
to have incited Douglas to lead the op
position to the Lecompton pro-slavery
constitution which President Buchan
an and the South tried to force upon
Kansas in 1858. This was one of the
most creditable acts in Douglas’ ca
reer, and his wife’s hand in it sug
gests the presumption that if he had
married her a few years earlier he
might have avoided that blunder of
1854, in which the Missouri Compro
mise was repealed, the Whig party
killed, the Democratic party split, and
the war of secession precipitated.
The refusal of Mrs. Calhoun and the
other ladies of the “court circle” to
“recognize” Mrs. Eaton, whose hus
band was Secretary of War in Jack
son’s cabinet, broke up the cabinet,
split a segment off the Democratic
party, turned Jackson against Cal
houn, put Calhoun out of the “line of
secession,” to the Presidency, and
sent Van Buren, who had no wife (he
was a widower) and who, was, there
fore free to extend courtesies to Mrs.
Eaton, to the White House. It was
known that Dolly Madison had as
much influence In the administration
of her husband, the fourth President,
as Mme. Pompadour had in that of
Louis XV. The ambition to destroy
the Dolly Madison legend of political
popularity was said to have been the
incentive which led Kate P. Chase to
put and keen her father, Salmon P.
Chase, in the Presidential field.
Several influential ladies were as de
voted to Clay’s political fortunes as
the Duchess of Devonshire was to
those of Charles James Fox. Mrs.
Blaine, it was said at the time, dic
tated her husband’s attitude toward
the nomination on several occasions,
while Mrs. John A. Logan was as ac
tive and powerful an aid to “Black
Jack” in politics as Terentia was to
Cicero.
The politicians would do well to
keep an eye on the American woman.
She may alter the current of American
political history in 1900. —Leslie’s
Weekly.
In Defense of Stepmothers.
“Most of us have been brought up
on the good old orthodox fairy tales.”
Is .the position taken by M. E.. J. Kel
ley when making “A Plea for the
Stepmother,” in the January Wom
an’s Home Companion. "We have im
bibed with our earliest draughts of lit
erature the notion that stepmothers
are all wicked and cruel fiends. The
novelists of later date, taking their cue
from the fairy stories, have elaborated
on this assumption until thh very
name of ‘stepmother’ carries with it a
suggestion of cruelty and oppression.
We find it quite credible that when
the sweetest girl of our acquaintance
becomes a stepmother Rhe will feed
her own babies on angel cake and
make the dead wife’s children get on
with plain brown bread. We are
shocked, of course, but we expect all
manner of atrocious things from step
mothers.
“The stepmother’s side of the case
Is never heard. It seems to be the first
wife’s friends who rush into print al
ways. As a rule, too. they are the
ones who stir up trouble in the first
place between the children and their
stepmother. Once in awhile, no doubt,
there, is a wicked, cruel stepmother
of the story book type, because there
are still some wicked, cruel women in
he world in spite of all the evidences
pf women’s advancement. When talk
ing about stepmothers, however, we
rarely recall the fine types of step
mothers who stand cut so bravely in
the pages of more than one biography.
There was that remarkable family to
which Maria Edgeworth belonged,
with its more than 20 children and two
stepmothers. Their father had been
married three times, and each step
mother was mourned as heartily by
her stepchildren as by her owtf. And
there was Mrs. Johnson, Lincoln’s
stepmother, whom he always loved
and provided for, and she must cer
tainly have loved him.in quite mother
ly fashion. Otherwise she could hard
ly have paid him that charming trib
ute, ‘He was the best boy she ever
knew or ever expected to know.’ She
never knew him once to refuse to do
anything she wanted him to do or to
seem not to want to do it.”
The Care of Flannels.
A friend said fo me a few days
since that she wished the household
departments In domestic journals
would say more about the washing of
flannels, the best methods, etc., as she
had looked through a number of them
and could not find a single recipe; so
I hunted up a few good ones which,
had been given me by old. experienced
housewives, and will tell you their
methods, which have proved sucessful
for a number of years.
Baby’s flannels are usually of the
softest and flnest material, and should
be kept in the best possible condition.
A careless, inefficient laundress can
ruin the best of woolen garments in
a few washings, and it is a very ex
pensive item to have the family flan
nels so treated. It not only roughens
and shrinks them, but it is so irritat
ing to the flesh, especially with babies.
The following method has been used
1 with success:
Use water that is as hot as you can
: bear your hands in. for flannels can
not be boiled, and hot water is neces
sary to cleanse them. It is a stipulat
ed fact by physicians that disease
germs can linger in woolen goods and
can be conveyed to others, but if bo
rax is dissolved in the suds it purifies
and softens the water. Dissolve
enough borax in the hot water and
enough white soap to make a strong
suds; wash the flannels through two
waters prepared in this way, plunging
them up and down and squeezing be
tween the hands. The borax not only
disinfects but it helps to preserve the
fiber and texture of fine flannels; it
softens them and makes very little
rubbing necessary, which is an item.
Rinse through clean, warm water,
having the water same temperature to
rinse in as It is first washed in. and
pass them through a wringer. Then
just before hanging out, pull and
stretch each piece in shape (this is an
imperative duty), for if not done thp
fibers become hard and shrunken and
interlaced. Place them on a smooth
line, where a breeze will blow through
them. —S. H., in Maine Farmer.
One Way to Thread a Needle.
An ingenious lady has suggested an
improvement in the method of holding
a needle for the purpose of threading
it. It is to be held between the third
and little fingers of the left hand, in
stead of by the thumb and forefinger,
palm uppermost.
The advantage of this is that the
thumb and the first finger can be used
to grip the smallest end of the thread
as soon as it protrudes from the eye.
a method preferable to that of letting
go the thread and endeavoring to get
hold of the end with the right hand.
This prevents the weight of the cot
ton from dragging the end out of the
eye again.—Cincinnati Enquirer.
Formality of Calling.
During an ordinary afternoon call
the hostess rises to receive each guest.
She makes sure that each one who en
ters has a seat. If there are so many
in the room as' to prevent general con
versation she talks with the latest ar
rival. When any of her guests depart
she arises, but does not go to the door
with them. It Is not necessary for
those who have first called, when there
there are several persons in the room,
to hasten away on the arrival of new
comers, although generally they
should not outsit the latter. Ladles
who are calling do not arise on the en
trance or departure of other callers,
except in the case of the very aged.
A general bow on entering or depart
ing should include all in the room. A
formal call should never be less than
15 minutes iu length nor should It of
ten be much longer. Cards are seldom
sent into the drawing room, but are
better left on the salver in the hall. A
lady must, never forget to leave a card
for each lady in the family on which
she Is calling. A wife leaves her hus
band’s card, motherless daughters
their father’s, but brothers and sons
are supposed to leave cards in person.
In some places one may call from 2 to
6. In others, 3 to 5, but the best hours
are from 4 to 6. —Leah Lanceford, in
the January Woman’s Home Compan
ion.
One Woman's RulingPasMon.
"There goes a woman,” said the girl,
“who hasn’t a thought on earth except
dress. I kuow that superior man at
tributes this particular weakness to
all women—but it’s a canard, as, of
course, are nine of ten male estimates
of women.”
She conquered a refractory button
on her glove before she continued:
“But that woman who passed us is.
without doubt, the most dress crazy
woman I have ever met. She knows
no topic save dress —can speak of no
other subject. She spends one-half of
her time at the dressmaker’s, and the
other half is used in exploiting the
handicraft of the modiste. Goodness
only knows when she manages to get
anything to eat. She’s dead to every
feeling, I believe except that which
has to do with dress. And what do
you think she said. Saturday? I met
her as wo were going out of the house
of mourning. A young woman whom
we both knew had died —and we had
been at the funeral. Coming down the
steps I noticed my friend, but the feel
ing of sorrow was too fresh upon me
to permit anything more than a nod
of recognition. Then I said: ‘Poor,
dear, Clara —alive and well one week
ago. and now —nor,’ she’s gone!’
“ ‘Yes.’ answered my friend, bland
ly: ‘but wasn't she dressed beauti
fully? Really. it was a treat to see
her!” —Philadelphia Press.
Advice to Girls About Drinking.
Whether girls ought to drink any
stimulant when they are out Is a
question often
some of them do fake i
or something of that *
then but it is general??*
much better form f or yoi?
abstain from taking ain-tv**’’
“It is best to he on ’th-l*
says Mrs. Grundy. withVj*
that sometimes diararterirZ !
teraijces. “Champaand ’
insidious, and youthful Xr'?
ily excited. If a girl in the X?
of her youthful gavety j 8 ,
of a romp, it does' not',??
signify if she Ims taken not 2
many disagreeable and
true things have boor, saiil
feetly harmless high spirit/,
women in society who may]-'’?
a small amount of c’.iarXX/'
this reason if for no /.
better that they should abiv’
gether.”
It sometimes happens, ton
the pity, that tho criticism h J
gether undeserved. Girls ( | O /
ignorance sometimes take to»
and show the effects miite dX
It is diffitWlt to gauge thespJ
the claret cup. or remem!?
amount of wine that has
when warm and thirsty from /
and, as Mrs. Grundy advises,
much wiser to be known as.
totaller.
“I have seen girls in what
called a ‘dry jag,’” remarkedi
man, speaking on this subject, i
have been so excited at a ball b
dancing, the light and the talkto
they have not an idea what
doing, and are perfectly silly, i;
in this state had been taking,
lants, they certainly would han
reputation of drinking, and]]
would advise debutantes to fa
alone.”
AMONG THF BOERB.
Some of the Peculiarities of
pie Now Fighting Englaai
The English have governed ias
Africa for a hundred years, ft
into the desert the Dutch who tj
be independent, but the stranjei
race —which is not exactly Duta
a mixture of several races, ind
almost as strong an admixtj
French Huguenot bloods as j
blood of Holland, and including
a dash of German. English and
tish —always comes uppermost i
affairs of the colonies. At this da
“Africanders,” or Dutch-speaking
onials, bear sway by virtue of
majority in Cape Colony itself.
Austrian traveler. Herr von Hi
tells why this is so.
The Boers love South Africa
have no desire to live anywhere
They have taken deep root in the
They have completely adapted t
selves to the climate and conditio
life. They live to a great age
great families of children are ba
them.
Herr von Hubner visited a fi
of French Huguenot origin. Hnj
name, which was in mourning h
head of the family. The familj
mostly assembled on acount of tl
man’s death, and there was a |
crowd.
“How many descendants did
Hugo leave?” the visitor asked
“He had two hundred and li
two In all.” was the answer
there are only two hundred andi
living now.”
“All children and
"And great-grandchildren and?
great-grandchildren.”
“How did he happen tt de?”
“That is what no one can tell."
answered, shaking their head’,
never had a sick day In his lift
never took to his bed, and be w
to drop off all at once. It is i
found mystery.” They were pert
honest in their wonder.
"But how old was he?”
"Only ninety-three!”
No such English-speakin? pitrS
as this are found. The English
don the country as soon as they*
if they must remain to complex
making of a fortune or to eami
lihood. they send their <$
“home” to England to bo t'Mlntt'*
The Boers of French end l
proud of it, and even call tbe*
French sometimes, but they *
sneak a word of tho French tent
They are as completely assimiW
the Boer nationality as any
immigrant in the second gpneran
America is to ours.
Monsieur Feraud, a French ta
in South Africa, gives an atnw
count of one of these “Fr?nc#
Monsieur Feraud was caught nir
in a terrible rain and
door of a Boer house. A typi™
of somewhat forbidding’PP**
came to the door. Forgetting
Monsieur Feraud asked Dr«
English instead of Dutch,
smoked on. apparently not ■
to admit him. . M
“Who is it?” asked th p
wife, from an adjoining room.
“Oh, only an Englishman.
Boer. v n
Monsior Feraud. who sp«
now said In that tongue. 'M*
an Englishman: I am a I‘ r ™
The Boer’s whole appeartj
manner changed. "Ik bin
Franchsman!” (I. too. ani ,‘ 3
man!) he said, proudly
the traveler in and
hospitably. His name wm
which, although Frenc 1 '
nonneed exactly as if't " *
and Monsieur Feraud v.c
real Frenchman he htm e -
Working OTCrd TXI
The walking deleft?
gamated Association oi v
ers shook his head. rO i
“I will have to take a' • •
lon card,” he said.
“What’s the matter- j
farmer. . rnn fl
“That speckled hen of
upon working ovetime. • W
eggs than are V
rules.”— Chicago I’ost. ■
Indian Mod' ll *‘ ,r .
Solon Borglum
Dakota for the la** l ;_ ‘ „ (! ; 3]
ing models in clay * ‘ j
Paris Exposition. (
specimens of tl!e Al ? e t ‘he ft
among the Sioux at » .
Agency, South Dakot^* eJJ i
in working up a

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