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
"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.—
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
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
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
LONG SIEGES IN HISTORY.
Some Gallant Defense* Made by Be
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
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,
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
r— » ——' —-s
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
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
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Comes of Fighting Race.
Baron Fersen, captain of the Rus
sian cruiser Izumrud —who reported
to the czar having blown up his vessel
rather than have her fall into the
hands of the Japanese—has just that
sort of blood in his veins. 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.
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