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BRAIN WORK AND BEAUTY.
English Specialist Thinks They Can not Go Together. According to an Kngllsh specialist who has made a careful study of the subject, the reason why women are belter looking than men is because they are more indolent and are cot called upon to use their brains as much as men are Hard Intellectual work and assiduous attention to busi ness, he says, are harmful so far as physical beauty is concerned. As proof that his theory is correct, he points to the Zaros, whose home is in British India. Among them women hold the place which in other coun tries is occupied by men. The Zaro woman manages the affairs of state, poet Into business on her own account, and does not wait for a proposal of marriage, but proposes herself; where as the Zaro man bas nothing to do but cook the meal: and look after his chi! dren. The natural results, says the scientist, is that the men of this since lar tribe are very pretty and the worn sn are unusually plain. NOT OF HIS FLOCK. Parishioner Had Wandered From Pa* tor s Jurisdiction. Back half a century ago (be Her Dr. Moore of the Congregations church at Milford. N H . was known far and wide for bis ready wit. ex pressed io his quaint, lisping way. One of his parishioners, taking of fense at something, left the ration and attended another church. Rrtry Sunday morning the man met Dr. Moore on the way to his piilplt and was always greeted with a cheery ‘’good morning.” instead of a rebuke, aa he expected. At last, when he could stand it no longer, he slopped and. In reply to the doctor s saluta tion, asked: “Doctor, don't you think aa a pastor it is your duty to look af ter the wandering sheep of your flock "Oh. yeth, thir. ycth thlr,” promptly replied the doctor. I always look after the cheep, but I've nothing to do with the goat*" It Routed Him. An action was being tried before Lord Coleridge for damage* for the death of a sheep dog. a winner of many prlie* at bench t-bowa. and counsel for the defense was endeavor ing to show that the dog had bad his day ' and that damages should be nom Inal. Lord Coleridge, however, was sweetly slumbering, and counsel felt the necessity of rousing him. If possi ble. So. gradually raising hla voire, be asked one of the plaintiff's wit ■eases: "Is It not your experience as an exhibitor that when an old dog bas taken his place regularly on the bench for many years, he gets sleepy and past his work?" The laughter that followed had the desired effect.— Westminster Gaxette. The Brown and Black of It. The pretty little village of Prince ton, Me . touted or but one negro. He wan a great favorite vlth the farm ers an other natives who frequented the corner grocery. One day a Mr. I own. who was an extremely dark eompleiioned gentleman, met the old colorad man In the store. They were talking on one of the topics of the day. when Mr Brown said: "Oh. to change the subject. Hilly, what Is It * makes you so black?" "Well,” replied Hilly, with merry ayes, "I Jos' lives be black as a berry as dark Brown." THE STATESMAN, DENVER, COLORADO. COSTLIEST MITER IN LAND. BMms hwtr.inn Waar» One Stud ded With Valuable Jewels. The moat costly miter in the United States—a miter which represents JXO.- COO worth of jewels and precious atones—is worn by Bishop Horstmaan of the Cleveland diocese of the Ro man Catholic church. The bishop by virtue of hit office Is custodian of the miter, which Is the property of the church. The extreme costliness of the jew eled headdress is equaled by Its ar tistic excellence and Interesting his tory. The gems which adorn the crown were the gift of Mrs. W. J. Gordon, wife of the late multimillion aire. Mr. and Mrs. Gordon were close personal friends of the late Bishop Ollmour, Bishop Horstmann a prede ceasor, and during Mrs. Gordon's last Illness she directed that her Jewel box bo given to the bishop and that Its content* be used for a miter. Later. Mr. Gordon added the jewels of hla dead daughter to the collection, end when he was shown a water color of the miter as It would appear when finished be was so delighted that bo agreed to bear the expense of making 1L The emblem Is so thickly Incrusted with the gems that its fabric, white noire antique. Is barely visible. The jewels are diamonds and seed pearls, amethysta, turquoises, topates and garnets. The cruciform design is out lined with a pearl necklace and a large diamond cross Is placed In the center. LONG SIEGES IN HISTORY. Some Gallant Defense* Made by Be leaguered Garrisons. The longest siege of antiquity was that of Ashdod by the Egyptians. Ac cording to one authority It lasted nine teen years. Another fixes It at twen ty-nine years. Fabled Troy was be sieged for ten years. The siege of Jerusalem by Titus, A. D. TO, though not the longest, was the most sanguinary on record. Syra cuse, 514 B. C-, held out against the Romans (or three years, snd Carthage resisted them, 147 B. C., for two years Fsmous among aleges was that of Par ma, which capitulated in 1585 after a year's investment Candia, In Crete, surrendered to the Turks in 1669 after a siege of twenty four years, during which, it Is said, 500,000 were alaln. Gibraltar success fully resisted the Spaniards and French from July 16, 17T9, to Feb. I, 1783. Among modern sieges that of Se vastopol, 1854-55, is interesting. Inas much as the besieged were Russian*. Sevastopol and Port Arthur are sea ports. When the former was Invested the Russians blockaded the harbor with sunken battleships. When the evacuation look place they sank all ol their remaining ships. The siege *t Sevastopol lasted 519 days, during which the besieged war# heavily rein forced. r— » ——' —-s Cheap Sight-teeing. Season tickets available during a fortnight, and allowing the holder •» travel all over Belgium as often as he likes In any direction be may choose Including, moreover, a passage eacn way between Dover and Oatend. are Issued at the following rales: First class, $15.75; second class, sll. This la cheap traveling, as the ticket cov •re 2,500 miles. Amusement 300 Years Ago. Jut 300 years ago King James X. et England visited the Hens then kept In London tower—the show from which Is derived "the Hons" In the tense of the sights of a place. The king had an arena built on to their cages for fights with bears, dogs and bulls; but the two lions that entered It on this day simply stood blinking. Two "racks of mutton” and “a lusty live cock” were successively thrown to them and devoured. "After this the king caused a live lamb to be easily let down unto them by a rope, and being come to the ground the lamb lay upon his knees and both the Hons stood In their former places and only beheld the lamb; but presently the lamo rose up and went unto the lions which very gently looked upon him and smelled on him, without sign of any farther hurt.” However, a llon and-mastift fight that followed was better “sport.” English Free Library. The borough of Southwark. England U about to inaugurate the open book shelf in its public libraries. Taxpay ers and others who register thelf names as borrowers will be allowed uj enter the libraries and take dowi from the shelves the books they re quire without reference to the at tendants. 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For he is one of that family of Highland Mac phersons who settled in Sweden, where they dropped the “Mac/' called themselves Fersen, and afterward overflowed lnto*Russia. where they rose to high position. The most illus trious of the line was that Field V- • shal Count von Fersen, who entered the French service and played a con siderable role In the life of Marie An toinette. It was he who, disguised as a coachman, drove the French royal couple in the flight to Varenne. He was afterward murdered by a Stock holm mob on suspicion of having poi soned the crown prince of Sweden. Coincidences in Lives. Capt. N. M. Brooks, superintendent of foreign mails in the posloffice de partment of the government, was born on the same day as President McKinley. They were each the sev enth child of their parents, entered the army together at the age of 18. and were mustered out of the service on the same day. On the 31st of July Capt. Brooks will have seen thirty three years of continuous service in the postoffice department.