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The Oxford Democrat. VOLUME 61. PARIS. MAINE, TUESDAY. DECEMBER 19,1893. NUMBER 51. ^Twhuut. J AttorrieyAOoun®®l©r. HfCtti rAU». MADn 1ntr*>»**» P—> **—*• ^itg A *T*ASN». Attorneys A Counselors, ^IWAT. MAIXL 11 Mr" »*ww<».lmm. |||Ult li * rA KK, Attorneys at Law, BBTNKI-. MAINS. »: IIwtM. BlwyC. f»rt. l,OLT* Attorney A Counselor. ** mains. M. Mtis l„,,s v Attorney Law, win*u> maims. f.«siTi«. Attorney at Law, *.>«* o MA k 222522 m T«»l v.. I * Artist, «oTTI! MAINE. I tlWCablMU jj-Wiw»l»BI '!T, A.M.. M.D., Phv*»:ci«tu A Surgson, men »■»«'* mains. l>*., Ik l»« >t llfMillfIKllfW J4 . ■' » M<l WwU, rovtlMd. P. II Dentist, MAINS L>«»nuai. DAVI* !U "K K. 90I7TIIPABJ*. hkWrl'Mr*, Ml UUf n»lw.U«M Lla*l liMf I* ■, < rllul«4'l fUtM lad MM Uohl '*•. > Mlllaf. AftlSrU) Ctvwm imI frtfc* « k i <|wrteMj. KHhar ml pnM» *•»!■« i ■ irtr <ll>r*4ur m«1 wba Mr i c J»i\ >.■*, Smith A Machinist, WITH I'AKIH, . MAINS. luilk 1 inrf ■( ffMral MrklMry, ilrtm n fx*, m wrk. spool MihlMry U<l tool*, i «|»», ilW aa<l •liitU m*>U ax I »*:w' v «im. mowing aa<l lkrr*hln« ma tjn.| ■ "t all Ual*, |»fii»n. m>*«. |4a • . ii»-«IU ml |>n>»i|ilr r» pni m. en at I a>ur pt|ili| <kia« to onltr. Ciril Enirinaar and 8urvayor, u«k a*■ m, Mains .iti iiihx to Ik* rMnclif of «hl Mm«. U*air» fu iUM a»l cwm*r»»liM awttclt FIANU and ORGAN POLISH. Uk. yf j WIIKKLKK. «Mlk Part*. Ma U»0F 3UVINQ A NCW HARNESS ' ' 1 * '.rfi ■** r*<- Ili««tra<a4 * I* lkl« • ... « u tot a a *•» '• (•I b»i vaiwa i* . . . H.1 ^ J m | j (INC Z. CO. I CVirrA M> «>■»■*. *• *• -AT C.L. Hathaway's, I CAN HEARTILY Recommend it. II. K. WABO. Call bow, . . • Mala i 7 IW Xaaatt Vitmii (V *«m»i ■ YOUR niok:y rounded, r»»i% »M4 Mat* i im roil «%LE-PHAETON. J ™ • Mrwart Broa.) Cawl>rt«l«*. «»•. .„|y m,| „f aaa «ra»oa. 4»« "•« *■ 'n t U-. arrlaja t*r a«*l •* '«* •*•*! ♦ !'•> bay* H. \| I ly luuM'KUR KTLMrBJL Mk l*arW. Malaa. Farwell's Linen Marker For Indelibly Marking Linen.] >l.ili.. | Xmmr, I lalUal. t WUn lak. ir»K I l>Mrll.ul»r. t» blaafc l irta la a •*«« aim full .'IrrrtWa*. Prtra M (MU * f«r «| «i. i,r| u|> a rlab awl pi jraara "5 *.'• »t. ,«h by rrncD i. rABwci.L, *twi. Mr. ««M.| Mr. fur 1*1 uaaa «aMMfa. ■*mim« mrr |m« itTiM of Babbar Xaaiy lto* |«Kr. — DHEMNAKINO. ■ • »I'K UtrII,,I, p»rh. Ma*-, wlafcaa •t»' ■»»> Hit u. w. „f H.,u»h pari* aa»l iWalljr J' li...li.|)rrwaal('lwika«k »«•« IIUI. M.<MM,il»l*arL. Ma. A ikara af '**' l «lr»aa((» M.itrliwl. Your* alth reelect. C. A. BLLIA. WANTED. *» kfcOlpMl ftmmg waataa af a* \m— Ikaa mm a I gtrflaarttata t»all». Wafaa, •'*» •'•■ilata mi w*vk Aihlnat, MBS. J. U. UEIIBINO. H*Um1. Mala*. " ;ua aaa* Ua baa* rol'MTAlX PBX la tba •"krt, rat aa» Uk admttmwal mmI nad H, •*» Twa Oat la r*. la BAUoWr TTPB 'HTM AUBMCT.M ««rbaa«a atraat. Nti *►1. Malaa. awl yaa win naaht by Min aill • liPIDWHTII PaaMala Pa, «kU la a a •XHHrtMally gaaraalaail ml If la aay way » « «Mwy va «1U ai<> |Mly nrkufa w Wtual. Wf MB Mil yaa awl ara baaxl ta Nw«t yw, mmllaw at traabla ar iiptM U H TW paUtoton af iMa »■»—• wlil tail ya« ara lattabfe. T*a lagaMr prtea af Um Nau ft Ml Wa waka UUa aflfcr la laUadaa *• |«a awl. larfctaatalty. b Catl aal If Mint Ma« taya. Mala wbalbar yaa waa* a aaaraa ODONTUNDER Dr. C. L. Buck's, South Parlt. Mato, Mrr hM»t !»• tvMwHgM I* tkU AMONG THE FARMERS. '* If III) TUB FLOW.** l^ninu laan m pnmwi nrlwtenl%mf»m !• MMM. > HlSSS |U •ea<tsU lw UU ikvutMtlU lluit U. Ham ■oen, AfiVuHurml Batter Oifonl !>■■■—>. reus Ma. FARMIRS' INSTITUTE AT NORWAY. IBspwSail by H. B. Mwwil ef Cute.) On Friday, Damnbtr 8th, a lirf* Dumber of (he beat hroMri of Norway and IIm adjoining Iomm nrt at Uran(* Hall In Norway village. The day **t all that could be desired mid the slelgh lof drat clsaa. The meeting *a» called to order by V. P. DeCWter, member from Oxford County. The Norway Orange choir furnished very good mualc at the opening of the meeting and dur ing tha day. Prof. Jordan of the State College of Agriculture at Orono was Aral Intro* duced to the audience, and wai really the principal speaker of the day. Ilia subject was Science In Agriculture. First he took up the subject of fertilisers. He said the farmers "of Maine pay out yearly #300,000 for commercial fertilis ers, and asked them what they received for this large outlay. First he told them to see that the holes In their ham floors were stopped up snd stnp the waste of fertilisers that was contlnuall) going on on almost all of the farms In the state. The farmer that la careful about his leanto floor a III be careful In many other waya. Cottoo-seed uieal, bran and corn meal contain the same fertilising outerlals that are found In superphosphates, and although he would not disapprove of commercial fntlllsers he asked then If It would not be better to buy provender and get the producta of the anlmsl, ami save all the manure, both liquid and solid, rather than pay out so much for phoaphatea. A too of cotton-seed meal contains as mocu nitrogen as two tona of the aver age fertiliser. A large per cent Is left In the manure. The average value of the fertilisers sold In Maine Is per ton, and the average cost Is flJ6 per ton. We are paying $10 a ton for transportation, agents, etc., and the most expensive way of all was buying on credit. A good dluner was furnished princi pally by the Indies of Norway Orange, and the Urge audleuce were all well provided for. .secretary jicnnd ioo» cnirp ui iuc aflernoon meeting, ind after llsteulng to um of tb«* choir'* favorite song*, Mr. Header of Albion was Introduced to the audience. Il«* um I .» plalu, common mom paper ou private dairying. Flrat we mutt net fc°°d ^"°ws (ne preferred the Jersey*) aud thru give them good oar*. Don't let them *taud in the barn yard from it o'clock in the morulng till 4 in the afternoou, but make them warm and comfortable aud dou't smooth tbeiu dowo with tin* milking atool. A good dally feed for a cow la M pouod* of Kood hay, 3 |M>uuda of corn meal, 3 pouuds of bran aud 1 1*3 pound* of cottoo-*eed tueal, given iu two feeda bight ami morning, fed dry, aud what water they will drink. COwa should he fed and milked at Just auch a time every day to give the best return*. Would semi cream to the but ter factory If near enough, if not would net milk In shallow pan* and keep the temperature a* near at poaalble to G3 degree#, auuimer and winter, churn at 80 degree* In lummer and 63 degree* In winter, and u*e one ouuce of aalt to a pound of butter. Mr. Header wai asked ra;inv que*tlon* and auawered them very Intelligently. Professor Jordan again took tlie floor and spoke on the feeding of cowa. II* •aid that from the most thorough te*t* that could be made, the milk from the Jer*eys waa the richest iu butler fat*, vet there were many good cow* In any breed. A cow that gives rich milk ou good feed would alway* give rich milk on poor feed, but of a much lea* quanti ty. A mixed feed of cotton-seed, bran and corn meal gave better re*ulta thau either fed alone. l*rofe«*or Jordau wa* sharply ques tloued by many of the farmer* present, aod waa vary ready In hi* answer*. He la of pleaalug address, an able speaker, aud the board of agriculture are fortu nate In li.«vlng him to instruct and euter tain the farmers of Oxford County. I was not present during th««evenlug •esslou. but nave no douM, those that did remain were well paid for their tint*. PRAIRIfc MAT. la Illinois and the prairie states west of the Mississippi Ulver, It U a matter of commou experience tlut horses which have hud thrlr usefulness Impaired bv hnim mi*! other ill |ii the timothy mihI clover of New York, Penn sylvania aud Ohio, from Improper fee«i aud treatment, luve fully recovered u|nid brlniUkcu to the prairie#, turned loose ou the wllil pi«ture Id summer, aud fed exclusively on prairie liay hi tie* whiter. Thus recuperated, they have performed excelleut service for years. If one or more varieties of gras» could be brought Into general cultivation, which Mould have equal value for horse forage with the native prairie grasses, they would be lniinedkat«lv adopted by skllled horsemeu in preference to thr tame grasses now In general cultivation both In Kurope and the United State*. Owing to the Increased demand for prairie hay, the Chicago Board of Trade has adopted the following Inspection rule*: Prime prairie hay shall be purely upland hay, free from swale grasses, of good color, well cured and free from must. No. 1 prairie hay shall be upland and midland prairie hay, of good color, well cured and free from must. No. 1 prairie hay shall be swale or slough hay, either wholly, or mixed with upland of good color, well cured aud free from must. No. I timothy shall be timothy, not mixed with more than ooe-flflh of other tame grasses, of good color, well cured and free from must. No. I timo thy mixed with not more than one-third of other tame grasses, of good color, well cured and free from must. Mixed bay shall consist of mixed tame grasses, of good color, well cured and free from must. No grade hay shall be all kinds of hay, badly ruml, statneo, or id any wsy out of coudltlon, iht certlflcnte of Inspection to state whether It to tame or prairie hay. All certliuatea of Inspec tion shall ihow th« grade and nnmber of batoa lo each car or lot Inspected and plugged; and when Intruded for ship ment. lh« final Inspection or plugging •hall take place at th« time of shipment la order to bo certain of tha sound coo* dltloo of each bnto. Tha feaa for In spection are #3 per carload, to be divided equally between the buyer and tha seller. IMme prairie hay, Inspected nader these rules, will prove a very valuable food for horses and cattle, being nutrition*, free from dust, aad furnishing aa excel* lent variety.—American Agriculturist. The aaa who rntoea good crope will never get rich If he feeds It all oat to acrub stork. He will have a Job, but It will be aU work aad no pay. The orchard to planted la iifwit aay klad of a way. aad to cultivated when ever there to lime, whether U to In sen son or out of Moaoo. ! Tb« hoc crop Of Germany Is estimated at not over *3,000,000 pounds, coaouid with to iwri|« of 33,UU0,0U0pounds for the pa*t tM T»r». Othrr v«rirCir« of f*nu stork h**s iMr iUr, *w\ Ihu f«»blou ooss* s»d f-e-, but with poultry thu demand to ww for mors. TV- nilr crop «f luly to wportod m ,lwsl 14,000,000 Nl*hel«, roapafodl«M I 70,100,000 In 18W and a like quantity la < M»l. I It <W« rxx pay to ksrp sheep snd blrs ursd untots ;m art going to •HHP AS BUSH ANO WHO DC' 8TROVKRS. Kverything that Mr. Galea Wllwi aajra U wilMtl/ Irw. A («w wordi additional may ««U be hU. Here It lb* VT»4 we are out Bach troubled wilt brier* and bu«hea. Our Held pe*U art weeds. Of these weeds, tba moat pwtlf erous la tba cockleburr. Our flaldi probably (row mora rag-weed«, bat tb< rag-weed nevertbeleaa doaa nut amount to much erfcept la atabbla or pastur* flelda after harvral. Apparently It can no* flour lab autll tha hot mkl-aumroei aao baa made the ground dry aud bard •id warm. Cartalnly It li not an aarlj wead. 1 have never know a It to later fare aerloualy with the culllvatloa of • crop or to reduce a yield. Had to say, tlda cannot be aald of the cockleburr. It atarta early and It ataya fata. On« rtnda It growing nicely before the plowi can be aurtcd In tba spring, and one can And It just etartlng In the Indian summer that follows the first froets. This la a moat persistant weed. One can eaally discourage the rac-weed, but the more you cultivate the corn the mora numeroua and thrifty become the cockle bum, to It seems, "the flght against the cockleburr, when a field has become well aaeded to It, la almost Itopeleea, 11 aheep are not uawl. I have known Gee man and "Pennsylvania Dutch" farmer* to flght the cockleburr for ten years and then their land would still be foul with It. And we think that when a German or a Penoaylvaola Dutch farmer caooot kill out waeda there la do use for aay one else to attempt that job. If undlaturbed, the cockleburr become* quite a lordly wead. Yet It Is ootthe blgneaa of Ita growth, but the smallneaa of It* growth, that make* It *o neetlfer ous. As the fall approaches, this weed, apparently knowing that Its life must be abort, doe* uot try to grow big, but trie* only too successfully to grow to ma turity. "When the frost Uon the pump kin and the corn Is In the abock" one can And cockleburr* lea* tban six Inchee high bearing half a dosen poda chock full of seeda that a III crow. Thc*e lit tle fellows come up thickly In the fields after the cultivation of the corn Is finished, or even In the wheat fields after the wheat is sown. They spring up very rapidly In our rich soli. To mow or cut or pull them Is Impractica ble; and though one tried to do It, em ploying help for the purpose, many of the little weeds would be overlooked among the pumpkin vine* or close against tba corn. Knough would escape to foul the land for the next year. Uut very few Indeed escape a flock of the rljcnt e*»rt ol slieep. xo oiwr wnn anlroal will touch thU weed, though very hungry lodml. I do not think that the aheep "hankera" after tl»« cockle burr, but It eata It readily enough. Ita keen scent and sharp nose do not allow many to nnpe. And U dor* the work for nothing. It makee It poealble to have the work done. It the atubble Held W Infested with thU weed the sheep should be turned In aa aoou aa the grain la cut, and be kept In until freeilng weather. If the Infected field la to br put In wheat, the aheep ahould be kept on the ground until the wheat peepa above the aurface. If the corn la not considerably lodged, the aheep can l»r turned luto the cornfield shortly after harvest, and be kept there aa long a* there la a probability of a cockleburr springing up. The aheep will take oil ooly the lower blade*, and this doea not, I tlilnk, leaaeu the vleld. Aa It may haaten the maturity of the corn It might be an advantage. Of cour*ethe aheep are Ju»t aade atructlve to other weed*. I speak of the cockleburr because It lathe weed liardeat for ua to exterminate—It la almoat Im poaalble to get rid of It without sbeep and not dlltlcult with aheep. A very troubleaome weed In unusually rich •pota—about old bulldlnga or In old feeding lota—U the "velvet leaf." 1 fought three acres of velvet leaf for ten rears; I pulled every weed that I could find before It formed seeds— 1 have pulled tlieae weed* till my linger end* were worn to the quick and bleeding | and at the end of ten yeara there were aome of theae weeda remaining. An other patch the aheep cleared up In all or aeveu yeara without much attention from roe. Ooe of the deep regreta of my life la, aud alwaya will be, that I did not know how to use aheep eleven year* before I began my ten yeara' fight on thut patch of velvet leaf. No other farm aninul will eat thla weed. Sheep will kill out theJliu»ou weed—not ao much hv eailug aa by trampllug. With u the Jtm«on we*d delight* In ooly a htamv, looae aoll; hard trampling l« highly Injurloua to It. Sheep not only clean the land, the\ manure It. On account of the wav In which they distribute their manure, the< Kre superior to any other farm anlmul for eurk*hl>ig land. Turn hog* Into» field aud tliev will aoon *elect aom« corner, In which thev will depoalt tin greater part of their excrement. Tin ox and the horse depoalt their exer» ment III a heap. The aheep acattera lt« over the ground. ThU la a decided ad vantage. Another reaaon why aheep are w valuable In cleaning and enriching lan« I* that they will get their living fron herbage of audi Quality and *o team that other farm »nlmals would starv* upon It. Sheep eau be put on poo< ground. While uo animal iauioreauh •Untlally grateful for good food, n« other farm aulmal will do aa much wltl poor food. For cleaning upland the Merino I better than any of the English breed* Centuries of life In Spain have made It» better ruatler and not ao fastldlou' about Its food. It will alao stand ex poaure better and Is not so-apt to suff* ftom the unsanitary conditions that fre queutly exist on foul land. Hut the Kng llsh breeds can I* used to advantage On land foul with the cockleburr a mut ton aheep may be preferable; aa tin «• ooi will be damaged to audi an exten that the meat disposition Is a weight] consideration; and on smooth, leve land, such as we have generally In tlx West, the mutton aheep will rustle wel and allow few weeda to escape. Oi hilly, rocky and briery land I would b mora favorably disposed toward th Merino.—Cor. Country Gentleman. AMERICAN HAY IN GERMANY* Ruaalan lur haa Immu excluded from OrrmiDj by government decree, and the German chemUta have been analytic* aome poorhajr which Americt haa fortunately tiportrd to Europe. Th aamplea showed a deflclenov of proteli varlng from three to thirty |M>r cent a. compared with European hay. Atten tion la called to the fancied danger «• Introducing otw Icaecta. Mnch of ti American hay waa mixed with noxlou* weeda and Innutrltlout apecle« of graaaea Inatead of being the clean timothy and clove' la demand by the European feed er. If Americana wlah to develop a pr«>tltable market In Europa for hay. theyahoald export the verv beet product obtainable, well oared and baled, and carefully Oared for during ahlpment. The oM*#ftrld farmer will not have hi* ■tablet Made a dumping ground for half rotted graaa aad weeda. merelv becautr hay la aoaree, but will promptly reduce hla atock If ha caanot buy good feed.— American Agricelturiat. Soma Vermont farmer* kept accurate account of labor and other expenaee and found that they could ralae com at a coat of twenty-live centa a buahel. Om who &m been atiing or mm • met dMl puts the part atuog fa water •a hoc M c«n be born* for about too mlautM. It preveota a well Id*. A Uyloc bra I*, la pro port loo to M« weight, ooe of the largeat prodaoera of tfUbU prmtnKa of the farm, exceeding la this reapect ereo the oow. Take np the atodr of rertela crope and leers ell thet jroo ma about them, and ht prepared to pat tho kaowledft talo preetke Best tprlagi Written lor Um Oifonl Democrat THI OLD, OLO STORY. Tall It agate, rapaat Ik* aid. aid Mary I •mm iki (ted ttdtega iw «»i ud am. Of CkiM tkiKiii, «lw ton kto ikiMMti glory To bring ut Uf«. ud ftmf, ud Ktortj. Twm il|U, Um VMdrow alfkt *| CMMmi Ib JidSTaVtlili IMrviMiltostoitoiditoyl, Wklto •Uraaburawarabilgklttltk kVUlaaftory, AMI Mitt toiwll, inomcIvm, dnum ud Tfcaa, umIi aped I OaMfMart Hut To Im1i| Ik* |MiM Ito t>»»rlr plMvl iMMr .adoaraadlaf a*itkward cur P» bring It* (IwlilMt tMlag* llfN, Of |«.W >07 ikrwtfk • mm Mull to-lay, Um mdold CkrUtaaamorj \ Ol CkrIM llw UMiMtur, Ik* frlkek of rilW, Itvwllag unto u Um fat**)'* jrtory: LM Um (tad woIcwmm of kU prmlM Imimm. Ab wtoo um km utl bowad la artarall—, Aa>l brought tlwir uffarlagi, gold, ud aptaaa Lri h, oliadtoat to kU lavltalloa, Ulrt klu our baaru, aad woraklp at kU faat. Tall toadarly a gala tka iwaatokl «torr,— Ok, tail to-day of tkrtoltkaltavtaw'a Mrtkl Tall of tka paaca, tka tova, tka ttgkt, tka (tor/, Tkat ovarflowad tka kaafaaa, aad caaMto aartk. Juua K. A MUTT. Pryaburg, Pacaubar, IMS. CHRISTMAS CAROL •toap! aaow-white woril, under the ttara. IhMl HImI While r bo nil from oa high, rttwUDK ACTUM Utt MklaljriH »h7t Lean tlowa with warlag uly-waa<l«. To bias* tba aarth wtlh grariou* haa<U. AmI hark! Ik* gwilea ehonl I "I'nUc be u> C'hrtot our Lonl, TImSmoI Mm la lowly Meager Iwra. Bator* who* (m Um Mreagth of Ma la ahora. Thea, till the holy morn. Mm|»I 8lee|i! Wake! bright workl. ua«tor the bright ma, Viu! Wake! Hark! how Um ChrtMMaa mliriji: , -All hall! to Chltot our Lonl aaU King! All hail! feed wlU and peare to mob! AU hall! toOodoa high! Aiaea!" Join yathe jorful aoag; Tha relga of aactoat wroag la o'ar thU hoar: for Chrt«t the Child to bora I Oh, ha pur worhl! thy boada of ala an tora, THU holy Chrlrtmaa worn! Wakal Wakal —Oaiorait'a Magaalae. A PECULIAR PHENOMENON. A Natlgablo Klrar HIowh Dry axt kaaia La ft High m4 Dry. One of tb« moat peculiar phenomena ever wen in thia part of the country was witneaaed by jteople in the Mamnee ral ley thif morning- The terrific gale of last night blew the river dry. Prom the rapida at Waterville, 23 mile* a bore the city, to the Lake Shore bridfre, juat above the harbor, people walked acroaa the bottom aa on dry land. The cause waa the direction from which the wind came —the aouthweat It ia not uncommon for the water to drop fonr to eight feet when the wind blowa toward the lake, but never before haa it blowu ao hard that the river bottom became viaible. There were over 90 feet of water in the harbor yratenlay. Many large veasela were tied up at the wharvea, and aoou after the water began running out they reated upon their keela. The ateamer C. D. Wallace waa making her regular trip up atream laat evening to Perrya burg, when ahe waa caught half way to Perryaburg and atuck in the mud. Juat above Perryaburg ia a aeriea of rapida. The river ia t wo miiea wide and filled with limeatoue ialanda. Thia amall archipelago waa drained aa dry aa a mountain aide. In the poola thouaanda of fiah of every kind known to the lakea, and many which no one in thia part of the country ever aaw before, were caught When the country people looked out thia morning, they were astounded, but they readily graaped the aituation and commenced to fill barrela, waahtuba and everything that would hold tbern with fiah. In the rapida many intereating article* which had got into the river above were found. About noon the wind calmed down, and the water rolled back, much like an ocean tide. Thia evening it ia aa deep aa uaual, and tha largeat a team era on the lakea are going back and forth.—Toledo Special to Chi* cago Herald. ANARCHIST PALLAS. Tto Kin«M ItpaaUk Howk Tkr«»«r Wm VwlMkMI; • I'uill*. The world wm Mtounded on 8ept. 23 Ust at the news that a daring attempt had been made on the life of Manhal de Campos while reviewing the troops at Barcelona. The assassin was Panllno Pallas, who paid the penalty of his crime a few day* ago. He wm executed with his back to the firing party. Pallas seems to have been a peculiar individual. He wm a quiet young man of the blond type, about 80 years of age, married and tha father of three children. He wm born at Cambrils, in the province of Tarragona. Some years ago he emi grated to Argeutine and then went to Brasil. He returned to 8pain and set* tied down in Barcelona at the hosiery businsss, working at home. After rloM investigation by the police, it seems that PalUs wm not affiliated with any anarchist or revolutionary so ciety. He wm always very reserved, seldom visited anybody and had no call* ers. He wm undoubtedly a fanatic. He displayed remarkable calmneM from tlie moment of his arrest till his death, but always aired his ultra anarchistic the ories and regretted he did not kill tha marshal. The day of his attempt he left his home, telling his wife be would not re turn till evening. He took dinner in a wine shop in a low quarter of the town. Then he went to Mount Monjuich, where ■ his bombs were concealed among the • rocks, came back to the town, took a position near the troops and hurled his • bombs at Marshal de Campos while the soldiers were passing the veteran oom 1 mander. He wm seised and confessed that be wm the culprit General Cos , tellri wm wonnded, and a civil guard I mortally injured. A number of speo i tators were more or less hart by the fly* • ing fragments of the projectiles.—Mad • rid Letter. Kwlatky I —<■. Tb« Kentucky Register, published at Richmond, Ky., furnishes the following surprising item of nsws: "Mr*. William Cook baa given birth to n 10 pound boy. She ia 68 and her hoe bend 79 years old. Tbej hare named the baby CJrorer Cleveland Cook, and the lit tle one hae brothers who are grandfa thm." Richmond, Ky., ia the homa of sx OoYernor J. B. McCreary and Is alao the birthplace of that warworn veteran of Democracy, Colonel William IL Old* ham, now of Denison, Tex. The colo nel's joy oan not be oonosalsd, and ha proclaims the glad tidings of ths remark able birth on svsry occasion and swears on the Damocratio Bible thai Kentucky, and aapadally the blna grass region, Isada not only in grsat msn and baauti* fnl woman, but alio In 10 pooad babies. Hs declarss fnrthsr that the bine graaa rsgion has ever been famous for extract* dlnary events, but ha thinks thia laat event haa broken the record by long odda.—Exchange. iMtaWMtkratoiwiOU. Ths heroism of a servant girl saved a span of valuable horns for John Ifoser of Psrkfcmsn villa. The large bpiia on the farm wea set on irs, and ths am. whan they dieooversd the flsmss, feared to snfcsr the atahlaa In ralaaaa ths harass and fonr hsad of oaHls. The daring girl, how* las, daahad into the bnrniag bnUdingsnd (toad the nhmgiag hocass and waa bnrnad on the hands and face, thongh not aarionsly. Shs was greatly Ihssrsd br ths msn who watohaitha rnuaoaipata snav> A Transferred Identity. By EDITH BE88I0I8 TUFPEX. tOopyrlxbt. 1M, by AbiiImi Pw Aneto Um.1 CHAPTER IV. moLoasD<ua. When Parti* rejoined me, two boon I*ter, her eyes were beery and awollen from weeping. "Pardon me, my friend," the said sad (7, "for 1 earing 70a eo anoeremcmlously, bat I had reoelred • terrible blow. I felt I most get iway by myself. Come, Prudence," the oonclnded, "come, let US walk. I cannot remain quiet" Puxxled by her looks and manner. 1 complied with ber request We left tbe bonee and entered om of tbe broad, densely shaded and winding paths. For some time we walked in stteooe. When I stole occasional glanoes at my 00m pan too, 100old eee she wae far from 00m poeed. Tbe anxiety lurking in ber eyes, tbe bard, despairing lines about tbe lips, betokened tbe inward oonflict. At last 1 spoke: "I am really grieved, Portia, to sse yon soffering so. Is there anything I can do for yonT "No, nothing," she broke ont wildly. "No, there is nothing yon can do, or, for that matter, that any one can da I tell you, Prudence," and stopping short at a turn In tbe path she seised my arm in a oonrulsiTe grasp, "God him self could not help ma I am in awful danger." " Danger r t cnea. "HuibT she exclaimed, looking sp prriu-uiiTely about. "Huafal in, In dan iw." "My dear, my dear," 1 aaid soothingly, patting bar arm aa I might a cblld'a, "your narra* art In a bad state. Too need real Why, Portia, what danger can i n bt to you In yonr own home and with yonr hnaband'a protecting lore to guard yon? Why, theee art the idleet fanoiea. Diimiaa them at onoa." "My hoabandr abe cried in agonised tonea. "Ah! it ia through him that dan ger threatena me. Bnt what am I aay ingf Oh, Prudence!' Sometime* I feat 1 am going tnad," and she bowed b«r head npon my shoulder and wept. My distrust, my dislike, fsdedinsta/U ly. This cold, harah woman I hud been condemning wna my Portia after all - racked by disease perhajw erased by fancied terrors Poor, suffering Klrll I put my anna a Unit her aud comforted her as beat I could . When abe lutd grown calmer we walked on. and reaching a rustic ariwi aat down Portiu still «ighe«l mournful ly and wiped the straggliug tears from her cheeks "A charming risit you will have/ she said, with a forced attempt at gayety "I am ashamed of my weakness but when theae frightfnl fits of depression seise me I cannot pnaaibly control my self." "Are you subject to tbeee moods, Por tiaT "Oh. yea," she sighed 'For two years I have either been torn with feverish panics or plunged into thedepthsof fora boding. But today—today"— "There, there, never mind Dont think of It," I murmured; "think of something pleaaant Look at the glorious sky, the sunlight, the trees, the flowera Think of soma happy event of your Ufa Think. Portia, of thoae dear, peaceful days of long ago—our schooldays— when Ufa bad not a cars"— I stopped abruptly. Portia's faoa bad once again assumed that inexplicable expression—a look of mingled conning and alarm; the same awful glanoe I had seen through the window tha night ba fore I received now Bnt I floundered on. "Do yon remember, dear girl, what 8ister Agatha aaid to you the morning of onr graduation? 1 can aee her now as she laid ber hand npon yonrahoul der"— "UO, yesj uiierrujiiou i uu« wm 8later Agatha, sbe «u always bo lovely and gentle. and bar precepts ao sound and wise." 1 stared at har in amaaement. "Why, Portia, you must ba draamiog Slater Agatha waa anything bat gentla 8ba waa tbe terror of the achool No oua waa ao feared and dreaded next to Mother Patricia" "Why. of couree," laughed Port la titat aame ainiater, mocking laogb of laat night—"bow stupid of mat I innat have been thinking of aouia other aister." "Doubtless yon wera thinking of Sia tar Madeline." "Yea Sfrter Madeline. It waa aba." "Bister A <uthaaald, if 1 recall itaright. •Portin. you hare every pruapect of bap pitiraa. Wealth, youth, beauty, are your*. See to it, my child, that the aveuue along which the beacona of thia life are placed leads to tbe heavenly city.' Portia, I hare narer forgotten that scene. The nun, with her white, aacetic face glow ing with spiritual fervor, one band lifted aa in benediction; you in tbe fluah of beauty and expectancy listening to tbe farewell of tbat good woman. What a picture it would have made!" "I cannot remember it very wall," Portia aaid, with a enrioua air of impa tience aa if tbe subject bored ber, "at all eventa I am couvinoed that I am not in spirit very near tbe pearly gatea 1 really think I am in tbe neighborhood of tbe bottomlesa pit But come. Prudence, bow much longer are you going to daw* die ber»r aud springing up sbe haatily walked on, leaving me to follow in a moro perplexed atnte of mind than aver. I had hoped to touch Portia with the remembrance of that convent goodby, bat had only aacceedad in anuoyinf bar. Sbe appeared vexed whan I spoke of our achool daya, and now that 1 gave the subject some reflection I recollected that the night before whan I had once or twice referred to oar convent life aha bad quickly changed the conversation. Sbe had not aaked once after auy of o r former aaaociatea and appeared abso lutely to have no lntereet in the old Ufo. Wa pursued oar way alowly and aliently. The drip of the fountain*, the ruatle of the leavea and the ahrill, rfWeet notea of the mooking birds broke the rtlHnew Occasionally Portia woold bend over a bed of flowera, examine them intently, pick ooe or two, then aimkaaly wander oc. Wl CUM M Mil wmiiiU9 uuyw wiuuu dssosndsd abruptly toward Dead Mtn'a swamp. Hsrs lb* Unfits of thlokst tad rlns grow clossr and denssr. Birds com ta Mfhtsnsd flight at oor coming. Olios I sow * soaks wrlggls quickly •cross onr path. "This Is s gloomy psrt of thsgronods," I rstnrnsd. HIt is nsar ths swnmp, Is It ootT "Tss," sold Portia, almost sollsnly. -Yss. X hats It. I osrsr walk hsra 1 don't know why I hart ooms today, la II an omsn, I wondsvT "An omsn of whatT 1 asksd lightly. "Too snrsly do not sxpsct to bs too dOOSda" | Aaaln 1 pauasd abruptly at right of ■y orisad'afMa. "Voodooed!"shs crlsd angrily. -What do jron msanT What do yon know of Toodooicmr what I hnrs rsad and ksard." I didn't know bat aoma of the aarranta had bm chattering aboiniaabla staff to yoa. I doot allow it to be talked It I know It" "Wall, la then nothing la It, PwttoT 1 asked oareleealy. "My drir or was tell ing ma that It «u a common rumor la tbaaa parta that nnholy rltaa ara prao ticed la that swamp, and aa wa came by It laat alfht I beard" "What did yoa haarT aha damaadad, with dlatanded eyee and quivering noa Mia "1 haard an awfnl err a fearful •cream. i)o yoa know 1 could only thlik of ona thing." . And tliatr # "Mnnlorr 1 scarcely breathed Portia Inrned eo pale I wh alarmed. "Oh, my dear girl, forgive ma for auaakiug of tbeae tnings whan yon ara already ao anatrnng. Dot why did wa eoma to thla dcaolata spot? The very eurroundiuga augge*t all aorta of ghaatly topic*. Let aa return." Dnt Portia went on down the alope aa If Impelled by aotna nnaean power. Straight towanl the swamp aha went "Hftm* h«ek. dur." I nnred: "coma." "Came atray," the hUted. A sadden quick tarn In the path brought oa np ngainst a high wall com pletely overran with creepers and other rlnea. "Seer whispered Portia. "See, beyond that wall lies the swamp. Yes, it la a grneeome place. I hate it! I fear itr My eyes running along the wall caught the outline* of a door or gate half hid den under the luxuriant growth of tan gled aud running Tinea. "Why, Portial" I cried, "here is a gate. J<et us open it and hare a peep Into thla land of terror." At I pushed the vinea away a cold hand—the hand of a corpao— waa laid on mine. 1 turned in terror to aee Portia's uuddened eyes burning like hot coalf in her lirid face. ' Come Hwiiv," she hissed in my ear "come. Don t dare to try to open U Come, coma." CHAPTER V. CORTU'K HUHBANO. It is useleea to attempt to analyze the emotions which possessed me daring our return to the bonne. I waa now confi dent that I was in the company of a mad woman and was deliberating upon waya and meaua for a apeedy departure north ward. And yet, when Portia's excite ment had subsided, when we were back once mure Minid the flowers aud foun tains, she looked perfectly self contain ed and sane. Her eyes had lost their un earthly glitter, and when ahe again touched my band her flesh waa warm. Alone in my room I jHindered upon tha errata of the day; Portia'a fury when Daphne brought her the flowera and bar evident dislike of her child; her alarm at something coutained in her husband's letter; her Intimation that danger threat ened ber through her husband, whom ahe so evidently idolized, and her rage when I attempted to open the closed gate in that dreary oat of the way corner of the grounds. What did it all mean? "Shall I atay or gol" I asked myaelf. "Shall I aee thla myatery to the end, or ahall I fly from it? If trouble ia banging orer Portia, ought I not to atand by and gire her all the aid in my powerT Then there was Colonel Marchmoot I owned to a woman's carioaity concern ing him. I waa anxious to see the man whom Portia lored aud us palpably feared danger through him, she had said. Again she had acknowledged that often ahe felt she were going mad. Poaaibly that waa it; poaaibly ahe waa alarmed lsat her huaband should put her in a madhouse. * L*. .l_l»a_^« All MM* v«K<aii» >u<'uK..~ ... through my inind, vexing, tormenting and questioning ine, nntil wor.iout I fell asleep. Mr dream* were confused and erer circled round that closed gHte, covered with low hanging viuee curling and twilling like greon serpents over it* bingee and locks. Sometime* strange light* burned over it* top and again darkness veiled it, though I felt it wa* there, and once ] dreamed 1 atood before it and beard three awful and measured knock*, and on crying ont "Who ia there?" received anawer, "Portia." I wakened, wearied and languid from my feverish sleep. When I descended to breakfast, I fouud Portia laughing and romping gayly with Daphne. Tbia unexpected sight filled me with delight The mother and daughter pelted each other with flowers, ran raoes and danced together. Bud* denly Portia cried out pettishly that she was wearied of *uch nonsense and re* lapsed into a gloomy mood, during which 1 caught her eyes more than once fixed Vi dm with an expression of distruat. "Why do you regard me so intently, Portia?" I suddenly asked her. "I wa* wondering, you little gray mouse, what you would do if you should bear unkind things said of ma—yea, more than unkind—dreadful, wicked, cruel deeds charged against me." "Absurd r I said laughingly. "What would you say, for example, if some one were to come in that door and tall you that I had betrayed faith and honor; that I waa a thief "Nonsense!" "1 lull 1 WM H luiliunri "Oh, hush, bosh, Portia TI cried, go ing orer to bar and taking her by tlie •boulder*. "Why do 70a anggwt auch hateful thoughts? Put thera away and coma oat upon the piasza." "Y«a," ehe eaid, with that Strang* air of proud humility I had noticed before, "yea, I will co*ne.H Aa we paeeed Into the hall a eerraat approached oa with the tiding! that a carriage had just turned into the long avenue leading to the mansion. "Ills papa." ehouted Daphne, dau. n;< like a firefly. Portia eaid nothing, but! felt her body away aa If about to fall I caught her lu myarma. She was trembling, pale and "Compose youreelf, dear," 1 urged. "Why, Portia, I don't believe you are anxious to eee him after all." ••Oh, yea," aha murmured faintly. "Yea, I thirst for a sight of hla faoa. My love—my lore—Prudence," suddenly dinging to ma, "remember thai always —whatever cornea—rsmember, I loved hla aa few woman lora." The carriage dashed up to the alapa, ftsd a wall biUt, iftfclfttt Mai tprang to tho ground. As be cum op tae niepj I uw a broad, low brow, with heary iumm of dark hair. threaded with direr, eyee dark and fall of sorrow, a soldierly mustache, a strong chin and straight noM. Daphno Hang bsrsslf Into his arms. Hs pressed the child with a tender, ca ressing graoe to his heart and kissed her little face again and again. "Papa's own baby," I heard him mnrmor. Daring this meeting Portia stood back, white, trembling, and with eyes fixed a poo the gnmnd. When Colonel March Hon t pot the child down, she moved for ward and mechanically held out her hand. 8be seemed Ilka a person in a trance. I saw Colonel Ifarchmont start, then taking the outstretched hand ha barely touched It with his lips, saying, "I hope yon are wall, Portia.M ••Very well. And yooT "Never better." "Let me introduce an old school friend, Prudenoe Mason, of whom you hare heard me speak. Prudence, my husband." Colonel Marchmout shook hands In hospitable faahion and greeted me with a friendly little speech. I wae vaguely conscious that my unexpected preeence appeared to be a relief to him. He soon went In to breakfast Daphne ran after him. The child had lost all her Dophne Jtuna htmlf Into hta armt. dmidlty and seemed to ine to look defi antly at Portia. Her mother, on theoth er hand, wore the air of humility and melancholy 1 had before obeerved. Never had I witneeaed ao cold a greet* ing between husband aod wife. While Colonel Marchmont treated Portia with courteay, be unmistakably held her at anu'a length. Nor waa I surprised when an honr later, coming from my room, I aaw him enter a unite of room* in quite the opposite location from those of Por tia. I at once realised one source of my friend'* grief. Loving her hualmnd with the fiery intensity of a warm, eontbern nature, alie yet waa an unloved wife. Still Colonel Marchmout wu a man of kindneee, amiability and affection. He ahowed it in hia treatment of hia child Tea, of hia aerranta and even hia dog*, but toward his wife be waa aa icy and flinty aa tnarble. "Danger through him," ahe had aaid. My heart ached for my friend. Yea, the danger of being caat off, dceerted, put away—that waa the evil which threat ened tide tempest toaaed aonl. Ah, poor Portia! I aaw my duty clearly now—to atay with her, comfort and aolare her all in my power, and if it were poaaible bring this husband and wife, drifting ao dangerously apart, to gether once more. [TO Bl CONTINUED.J TIm Ulttr "J" m m Ia tba letter "J,H like the letter "E," so indispensable that it U aa difiicult to find a liat of namea without the former appearing in it aa it ia to find a complete aentrace in which the latter doea not oc cur? Ia the above the cnnae of its frr qnent appearance in the namesof Amer ica's great men, or ia it really a mascot letter? Beginning with onr presidents, I find it aa the first initial in the names of eight. The only president of the Confederacy also began hia name with the "little mascot." In ths list of the vice presidents I find it six times, divided equally between the Christian and the jurnainee. Among the uames of the preaidenta pro tem. of the sen ate it occurs ti times and among the speakers of the house 14 times. Thir teen of ths secretaries of state com menced their first uames with "J," and one used it as tba Initial of his surname. In th« realm of justice the record is equal ly if not more startling, 21 out of a total of AO chief justicea and justices begin ning either their first or but name with it. Desidea the abore we find it iu the name* of nearly all the multimillionaires of theoouutry—ri*, John D. Rockefeller, J. J. Astor, Jay Gould, J. M. Bears, J. 8. Morgan, J. B. Haggin, J. W. Garrett. John Wamunaker, J. O. Fair, John W. Mackay, J. O. Flood, John Arbuckla, J. B. Htetaon, John Claflin, Joseph Pulitzer and dosena of others. —ttt. Louis Repu blic. Am laenttod lutihif. The following story heard at Killaniey •how* how differently an Irishman and a Scotchman will take a joke. An English man who had been fishing in the lower lakee said to his boatman: "An extraor dinary thing happened to me some timu ago. I lost a pair of scissors oat of my fishing book at the end of the lake. The next year I was fishing hero again snd booked snd killed • very burgs pike. 1 fslt something very herd inside him, m>1 opened bim, and what do 700 think it wasT "Begun*, your honor, I'd think it might be your scissors only for one thing." "What is thatr asked the other. I "It'sonly jnst this, your honor, tliat tberv never waa a pike in any of the KllUrney | lakes slnoe the world began." Afterward the same Englishman tried the same story on a gillie in Scotland. When be asked him, "What do yon think waa Inside the piker tbe gillie replied: "Tour scissors and nae guts; and the Dnks of Argyle—and he's a far greater man than the king—would not have In salted me sae. Ill fish nae mare wi' ye." And off he walked.—"Seventy Tears of Irish Life." Dm OMWMr1! Verdtel. We print the following genuine renlict rendered by an old oorouer of Kentucky aa an aid to tbe gentlemen in the same profession in the discharge of their deli cate dntiss: •tote of Keataskr, BesssU Oeeatr. m Aa laqeleltlea token fee Us yespli ot the stole Of IwlMkr MMl count/ of RmwU this tSLh d*y of Oetober, UM, before Mr. U. W. OU Sieiiref said countr«»f HeewU, upon tW* ot Ue body of » Htie au, nil Ukatwi, Itoiud Uwn lulu M ipeslkeettoW I Mgssdaad lawfai MS eI toe ytepb >4 •'•e ■aid stole sod eeeslr o* Rneeell end when end where the saaweeaM to his death, we the Jarv de scvss, the bedjr ssom te hie death by death ink sown. M. W. (X. 0. R. a, Orewaer of ths said Ceaat? nad Stole. —Green Bag. AmUmt Itr D»*a. ] Frokan LooIm Homnurrtron, a Bwadteb lady, hat ootnmwd bail dms J at Kopparburf, Um orator of Um min . industry, aa an analytical cbemiit. ' 8ha baa studied tuklar a oalabvatad pro fwtoc at Stockholm and baa tot MTwal '/•an bald a ranowlbla podtioa aa itolrt la largo iron wall T—laa , our nmm PHUARMOUR'SWORK NOBLE AND UNIQUE BENEFACTIONS OF THK CHICAGO MILLIONAIRE. Ik* OmI Pwk m4 RNf rMlMf*! NImIm N«li| kM mm! ImUUM — A T*« MIHUa bmliwit. wd XMrtjr >|,M> i Otf Oimal KiytMN. fyeUl Cwmm«<w.| Chicaoo, Dae. li.—Honda jr |m( found OM in this big, black, roaring, grinding town. Bald I to a fri«nd, "What la the biggest thing one can see in Chicago oq tha Sabbath dajT "Go itown to tba World's (air grounds," Mid ha, "and hart a last look at tha places of tha White City." "Not for fl.ouu would I do that," I replied. "That White City 11tm in my brain alinoat like the mem ory of a beautiful dream. I waa among the firet newspaper men in the country to break forth with enthusiasm over that paragon of architecture. I came out here laet April while the mow and rain were falling, when Jackaon park was a aea of mud, wlien personal dis comforts drove **t lift tea out of moat people, and notwithstanding all this In dulged in ao many rapturce that the people who read my lettera thought 1 had gone craxy. They didn't think there could be anything this aide the golden city of the great hereafter as magnificent as the thinga I attempted to describe In my poor way. "Well, just as the fair had grown to perfsction and the crowds liad begun to coma, I was called away to Europe. I traveled about a bit in the old world with the vision of the White City ever before my eyes. Unconsciously I com pared with It all the famous architecture and all tha fau»d beautiful places I came upon, and beeide the World'a fair palacea tbeae aeemed dull, dingy, ugly, unintereeting. With the World'a fair as a standard, Europe was a failure. Then I hastened back to America, to find this country nnauimoualy and enthusiastic ally indorsing the World's fair raptures which 1 had indulged early in the season. Do you think 1 could be hired to go out to the World's fair now; to stand beeide miup d. ahji.u k. the sepnlcher «»f beauty: to see my idol Id the embrace of deutli arid decay? No, •ir. Not for a corner lot i:i the center of your blooming. grimy IowiiT "If yon won't ijo lo tin* World's fair," my friend said aa«*«»"* could find » chance to put u word in adgawlaa, "you might go and »e* Phil Arnionr's Sunday Khool. That Is the next biggent thiug in Chicago." The ni||Nl Thing In Chlesf*. 80 I went down to see Phil Armour's Sunday school, and I am gla-1 I did. 1 don't know lunch about Hunday schools. Thla one was a sort of revelation. It waa a panorama of human nature. I found there a scene worthy tin* bruah of a great jialuter—a scene challenging a batter pan than mine for an appropriate description. There waa a great big building, about aa Urge a* one of the wings of tiie capi tol «t Waablt ;ton. More noise wai heard within it than v:aa ever beanl pro ceeding from the bowel* of the house wing, and that i» saying n great deal, but it waa a different rort of noise. In stead of the rantiug of mhii« two penny itntMumu oua bMnl lli«* vn'rw of cliil dren ainging, voice* which came fron» the top atory. from tin* gt*»nnd floor, from the basement. from unknown re ceaaea and caverns. What would corre* ■pond to the hall of the hoinw—a big, handaome auditorium with galleries run ning round it-waa filled with about a thoaaand young folks. They were the aona and daughter* of the poor people, the working i»eople, the |*ople for uiilea around. How they d»d aing! How they teemed to love their work, their teach era, the lessons, the lectures, each other! Off In a corner aat a man they all knew—a man for whom they all have a great affection—a man they look up to aa oua of the noblest of his race. It waa Philip D. Armour himself—stocky, rud dy. smiling, perfectly happy. Why ahonldu't he be? Here he waa surround' ed by hla monument, by the mark* of hla beneficence, by the proof tliat there U more eat" urtiou In apendlug mllhona than in m ..ugtlnnu. 'Ill* UWSS Mr. Armour took me in tow. He walked me from floor to floor, from room to room. It waa for all the world like running through ouo of the wings of the capital. The-e apartments cor responded to I he committee rooms at Washington. Bnt Instead of laiy state* men and sleepy clerks, smoking and lounging, in every room whs an assein blag* of little folk-ln every room am other Sunday school, lu every room a P'There were six or eight of the«a little yhifl* Kvery one was crowded. .11 •ouie of the larger rooms fl ve or ail teach ers were busily engaged. The children were white and black, fonlgu and do mestic—German, Iriah. Scamlinaviau. Pollah Italian—everything. Some ol their faces were Uot wholly clean-It U •o difficult to keep clean lu Chicago— and many of them were pot»rly attired, But the faces of all were bright ami eager. Tba muaic, the qn-stions and r**|®nses held tbair attention every moment. There waa not much about religion in the ei the beat way of getting on In tba world by doing nothing yon would never want every on* to know yon bad dooe. other Features. "It may not do 'ein ranch good, t at It out do 'em any harm." eald Mr. Ar» moor. "At any ratr, they are glad to ooine Sunday after Sunday. There mtut be nearly 3.000 here today. and we al ways bar* all wa can take can of. Too will not lot that thing* are pretty clean around bare. Wa can tjarh the chil dren cleanlineaa, if nothing elan. Give ta that and 1*11 risk the godliueea part of it" Tha Sunday acbool la only one feature of tha work of tha Armour uiaeion. There la a kindergarten which ia crowd* ad every day with hundreda of tha okil> Irea of tha poor. Here a double purpoaa b aeroed. Children who are uaually un able to profit bjr these advaatagaa on ao eount of tha poverty of their paresta are takes la and taught, while kindergarten taaslMn are here trained to go forth Mi do good worka eleewbere in tha which needs them ao much. There IM ilitt Ifhaak ftehaya, aywtog and oooking acloola for girla, and • frtt die penaary which urrea all comm. e*en to dentiatry ami vaccination. Aapecialty La mad* of teaching children how to Uke ear* of th»»ir l>ralth in general aud their teeth in |Mrticular. Can any ooa aatimate the amount of good Phil Ar mour'* Bauday achool, with ita practical attachinenta. ia doing for tbe children of Chicago? TfceMlaalea Warlu Thia miaaion haa been in operation a number of yeara. Ita auoceea incraaaaa aa tba yaara go by. Tba children who wart taken in from the atraata fire yaara ago are tba teachera now. Doya who as* changed tba aidawalka and alleya for tba Sunday acbool act aa uahera or teachers aa they grow older. Evan tba parenta grow to lore tba miaaion and ita work, and almoat to eury tba children who are able to partake of ita bleaainga. Tba mia aion grew and grew until ita founder and patron perceivcd an opportunity to broaden tba work and widen ita uaeful naaa. Nothing atood in tbe way but the lack of $1,000,(MM, and a little thing like that doea not worry Phil Armour. "Un cle Pbll" tbouaanda of children call hliu, and be ia a lucky tuan who uot only ia able but knowa how to be uncle to tba rlaing generation of a great city. Tbe million waa promptly furthcom ing, and now there atanda acroea the atreet from tbe mission the Armour in atitute. A aplandid building it ia—by far tbe beat thing of ita aort on the con tinent. It mnat be a fine building that coat, with ita acientiiic and educatioual apparatua, a thouaand tbouaanda of dol lara under tbe watchful ejre of a man wbo ia aa practical and buaineaalike aa be ia generoua. The Aruionr institute combines in on* plau the i» -i features of the Dnifl in* stitute of Philadelphia and the Pratt in* stitute of Brooklyu. Its hiiii is to help young uien ami worti to a liberal win cation, especially to teach theui familiar* ity with the practical arts aud profea* •ions which will start them on careen of usefulness ami success. This is not A free school. Tuition is charged in every department and rlass, but the fees art more or less nominal. There is u great number of free scholar* •hips for those who detira them. It wonld have beeu made free, Uka the kindergarten and other classes in the mission, had not Mr. Armour's business sense told him the tint lessou he had to teach was that of self help, of self re spect aud independence. Without the support of the founder the institute could not run a single day. A gentle* man who was in Mr, Armour's office not long ago says the pecker waa look* ing over some re|iorta during his call and turned to hlui with the remark: "My bill at the institute is only $17,000 this mouth, the firit time it has been un* der $20,000. We are making progress." The Armour institute has a faculty of about 30 professors and teachers. It trains the liNiid as well as the mind. Visitors here who obtained their educa tion wholly out of books wish they wtfi young agniu, that they might enter this institution and learn the secrets of science, the mysteries of tlie arts, from their finger ti|M as well as through their optic nerves. It would be difficult to think of anything really worth knowing that is not'taught Itere. air. Armour iinnituni. In the basement tliw U.ilers and en giuea are object lessor n in thruiaelvee; so are the dynaiuua which furnish the light. In tbe electrical room is tlx* fin Mt collection of ap|siratu« to be found under one roof anywhere in the world. Mr. Armour's agents *|»nt f&J,0UU for these things at the World's fair. There ara a blacksmith ahop, a carjwnter shop, departments of imrhanical engineering, mining engirn ••ring, metallurgy, phys ics. Young uien and women are taught stenography, ty| ewritiug. commercial bookkeeping and ousiiiess, and a class ia being trallied In library work, which ia Diade a new feature. Architecture and art are taught in rouneclioii with the Art institute, another nolle institution. There are it splendid gymnasium and a library of lo.mio volume*, (Jirls are taught millinery aud <lre*»makiiig. and the cuokiug scIhjoI ia a mot lei. There are more de|iartuients or clasai-s, and av ery oue Is crowded. With his mtaaion for the juvenileu and hia iuatitute fur the youtha. Mr. Ariuour has a plant fully eqnip|ied fv#r converting the neglected and the ignorant into a|iecialixed and highly successful men and women. Mr. Armour's invest unfits here amount to nearly two millions, for beside* the tniaaioti aud iuatitiltu there are '.*.1) flat a whoae rental* are au vudotviueiit of tba institutions. "1 get a better |N-r cent on this than any other property I own," la Mr. Ar» mom's quaint way of expreaaiug tba satisfaction befet la over his beneficence. "And tba beat of it ia," lie adda, "that whether we are doing much good or ft little, we are doing the la-at we can. I am here to it ami know of It. Tbey don't have to blow It up to uie through a trumpet." Waltkh WtLUUN. I'lay lag Card a. Tba Cblneae, wbo, according to tbelt histories, invented everything before anybody elae, claim tbe merit of having first designed playing cards and devel oped tbe games arising outrf th« m. Tba Emperor ttouu-IIo had many wives, wbo naturally found time hanging heavily on tbeir hands, so the emperor devised amusement for tlieui by inveutiug cards —that ia. If we are to put auy belief In tba worda of tbe Chineee historians. There were 30 cards iu each of bis packs—three suita of nine each and tbree extra or su perior cards. Tba Cbljeee cards went oblong aa ours are, while those of tlia tllndooa were round. Surprising though It may seem. It ia nevertbelesa true that the uueeu in our suita ia a comparatively modern innova tion. Tba pictura cards went at first entirely military—king, kuigbt and knave. Tbe Italiana were tbe first, it ia ■aid, to give tbe lady a place in tbe pack. —New York Herald. An arrangement baa been entered Into between the poatmajter general of the United State* in relation to thatrana* miaaion of government telegraphic mea> aagaa. There baa been a diaagreemcntaa to rataa, and in conaeqnecca no aettla went made. Tbe telegraph rompanlca, feovftrrr, received and tranamittad all government boaineaa, depending on fu ture adjoetmenL Tbe ratea now agreed to ara SO wrote for SO worda or leaa for 1,000 milea or fraction thereof, with an addition I, | and 1 oaat par word for ail over SO worda, lncraa«tng at the rate of each 000 milea, np to 40 oenta. Dot no maaiaga of 10 worda la to be mora than 40 oenta. No additional word la to be mora than • oenta for any dlatanoe np to 1,000 milea.—Kalamaaoo Telegraph. AflerlM|V«Mt Albert Jooea, a farmer 11 ring near Grandrlew, Tax., waa wounded In the lag at tha battle of (fticlninaqgn nearly 10 ytara ago. Thewonnd haagiren him DO lnconrenlenoe an til within the laat II mootha, and a few day* ago U waa fouul neoaaaary to amputate tha limb. The bnllat waa imbedded li the hgm —fort Worth (Tml) Raatfte