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NICARAGUA CURRENCY PLENTI FUL IF NOT VALUABLE. Bills by the Handfuls Handed Out to Visitor In Chicago for a »20 Gold Piece—Prices to Stagger the Unin itiated. The Very Rev. Dean Harris tells of the peculiar money scale of Nica ragua When the civil war In the United States was drawing to an end. confederate bills were worth from (Ire to ten cents a dollar, he writes. It meant to the public that all hope for Southern currency ever being re deemed was practically dead. When I vlalted the large markets In this city the amount of money and the figures on the bank bills surprised me Bills of big denominations were passing from buyer to seller, from hand to hand, and no change asked or given. 1 began to Inquire the prices ruling the stalls. "Qualnlo vale"—how much, I said, pointing to the measure of potatoes. “81s dollars," the woman In the stall answered. "For alir * “O. no, senor. for a litre"—a quart. The price staggered me. Rice was 15 a pound, onions four, flour |6 a quart, and everything else In proportion We pay our butchers a pretty stiff price for meat In Toronto but compared with prices here, It Is ridiculously cheap, A sirloin steak at the 1-eon market costs |19 per pound, and a turkey |160 But everyone carries plies of bills here; their pockets are bulging with them. While In the market 1 frequently saw the vendors of fruit pull from their pockets rolls of bills as large and round as a sleln, and begin to count o(T wads of twenties and fifties till I marveled at Ibelr wealth. Among the farmers, It Is said that money Is so plentiful that It la kept In largo boles Silver Is rarely seen, and small coins are unknown. The small farmers and peons of the surrounding country when they coma here to buy carry their money la small (tags or baskets. My hill at th« restaurant for dinner was 1200. and a Panama hat cost me 1600. For a car riage for one hour I was asked, and paid. JSO; and so for anything else la proportion. I have not yet paid my hotel ac •runt, but I expect to Ite asked, and to pay, >5.000, All this would have been heart breaking If I had not called a: the bank on my arrival here. For a 120 gold piece I asked for change the currency of the country. The tel ler looked at my gold coin, weighed It In bis hand, put It to one able, an, began carelessly counting bills with the rapidity for which these young men all over the world are famous. 1 waited patiently, watching rolls pile up, and hoping when he was through he'd attend to me You can't hurry cashiers, so I rat down until ha got through. Now, I thought, he'll count me out change. Presently, he opened the hinged wicket, called mo over, and said politely In Spanish "Your change, senor!" "How much air?" 1 asked him. "Two thousand dollars, sir.” I borrowed from him a newspaper, rolled up my money, and went to my hotel.—Toronto Mall and You cheat yourself to a great de gree when you do not get your own education. THE STATESMAN. DENVER. COLORADO. FLUNKIES IN GAUDY DRESS. American Manservants May Wear Red Coats and Knee Breeches. Fashionable families year by year arc edging away from New York's old conservatism In respect of liveries for their servants, and ere the passing of the present decade Manhattan's streets may blossom with flunkies In scarlet coats, sky-blue knee breeches, white silk stockings and all the Hum B'ery characteristic of the British capi tal In Us most ostentatious period. "Silent" Smith's footmen appeared In small clothes for his house warming recently, and now It Is on the carpal that Mrs. ‘ Jack” Astor will outshine the multi-millionaire bachelor by har ing all the manservants In her estab lishment In liveries more elaborate than anything seen here since the British evacuation. The young ma tron Is no» yet prepared to go to the length of mal ing her Jeemses and Tnnerles powder their hair, but those who know her best say It would not astonish them If she did advance ever to that degree of magnificence. Of course, the stately butler who pra sides over the social destinies of 81* Fifth avenue, will not condescend to display his calves, even to please his brautlful young mistress. For him. Impressive dlcnlty In dress as every thing else. Perhaps, though, he will consent to wear for the bigger dinners his decoration from the Ancient and Honorable Order of Former Ducal Re tainers. Society women say there's nothing like the Aston luck. —New York Press. TRAINING OF FRENCH CHILD. Engllfh Writer Point* Out Difference* in Home Life. l>et me take Felice Boulanger (which isn’t her name) as a typical French child of try experience, gained after nearly three years' residence la France. She Is one of five children ranging in age from her brother of 16 to th» youngest girl of 6. Felice has a ski* like (he sheen of a pearl, (which is marvelous considering <he amount of indigestible food she oolla five times a day); big. deer rlke eyes, long lashed; daintily shaped but seldom clean bands; a thin, rasping, end pet ulant voice even In her merriest mood, and a physique like that of. a rtnrved and homeless cat—narrow chested, spider legged, and stamina less generally. Yet she seems full of vitality—nervous. Irritable vitality— eats as much food as an English nav vy. and certainly lias as my American lady frlerd says, "heaps of sense." But to see the child eating is painful, though Interesting in away. An English girl of 11 years of age. like Felice, would be sent to bed at. say. d o'clock. Felice and her typo and her younger aislers sit down to dinner at 6:30 p. m. rod slay up until 11 or later, listening the conversa tion of their elders.—Louis Becke in the London Mail. Boy Not to Be Tempted. The following story Is told of aver. fltl’e boy In Forest Hill: He stood at a corner near home oni day, soaking la the sunshine. An old er hoy strolled along, dragging a sled. "Come on. and go coasting," said the older boy. “I dassent," replied the smaller; "my mother told me to slay right here." "Aw. come on—Just down the hill. "No, 1 dassent; my mother told m» to star right here." THE WESTERN COLLEGE Macon, - - - Missouri TH# aldtrt Okrtattaa hwOtnflofi hi tha Weak ft, tralaJnf k aaaprahanalva u< Uaraagk to gratfuataa taka kl*k rank COURSES OP STUDY! ACADEMIC (Classical and Scientific) Praparaa tor knatnaaa tad profaaakmal ktk ENGLISH PREPARATORY Tkerouck tooadaCca ««k ta tki alamaatarp tnatoa BUSINESS MUSICAL ißitrueUa* as n— —i Otfaa, ul k Tonal OoMm Ml Harmony. MANUAL TRAINING Plain Btvlaf, Draaamatfc* TiimS Mmßml wood-rotk, ala. THEOLOGICAL PKparM tOciaat pmckan ua4 ikakiMai ratan ADVANTAGES! toapatat CkrtitUa taaobanj iplenild taflnaaoaj kaaX&M *»«aftnnj pcaatioal aocnaa M atodn tow nut Fall Term Begins 2d Monday In September rw (mart! fpformatoa aoesalt REV, J. a rojm, m UT. W. S OLA DDES, Tloa praaldtal board, Colorado Oak, TVr oatalocua tad yarOaolara, mtta ntamror not larkin sgbooos, a wan Ulna Wal “Shucks! She won’t ever know. 11l haul rou on my sled If you’ll come." *Td like to. but I dassent; my mot> er told me to stay right here.” The older boy iooked scorn. "G. to h 1. then," he said. “I daasent.’’ .he little chap an swered. “ray mother told mo to staj right here.**—Newark News. His Wife's Point of View. “Yes.” said the gray mustached merchant, "D'.y wife always takes t personal interest In the selection of a typewriter girl for my private of fice. She tests their ability and passes Judgment on them. The other day there were two candidates for the vacancy and my wife examined both of them In spelling. To the first girl she put such words as disinter estedness. and a lot more jawbreak ers. and. of course, the girl missed several of 'em and had to take her hat and go. To the other girl my wife gave words like cat, hat. mat and bat and the other girl stood the test triumphantly." “But that wasn't exactly fair, was It?" the listener inquired. "It was from my wife's point of view. You see, the first girl was very pretty, and the other girl was very plain ”• -Cleveland Pt tln Dealer. North China Coolies the Best. Mine owners of South Africa, who save been importing coolies from China to work underground, have dis covered hat there are great differ ences between the coolies from the south cf China and those from the north of China. A very little experi ence sufficed to show that the men from the northern districts were of better physique and of better know!- «di3 of mining than those who came fev-i? ''■<• south and the treaty ports. »hey are seeking now to get their re cruits solely from the northern sec tions if the empire. PASTE JEWELS. An fonp.it man Is the easiest thlt| jn earth to work. Alas, for the man who has caught up with Tils Ideal! She that plays a square game usu ally gels fair treatment. The most discouraging thing In life Is the success of the other fellow. A man who has the dough finds lit tle cause to complain that his friends JonT stick <o him.