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Oit uut ci , v. w iftoe wbo : . u:.'ir-l 1 trocj rt. vr.a stop tt. if stop ... :" .aaeiwise. JAS. C. HASSON, Editor and Proprietor. 'HS IS A FBSSMAN WHOM TBS TRUTH MAKES FRKK AND ALL ABE ELATES BKfclDK.' 81. DO and postage per ear In advance. VOLUME XXXI. EBENSBTJRG, PA., FHIDAY, JUNE 11, 1897. NTXMBEli 23. stiort. dOD'tTOD lonr.t It A ' I ' 4 ' r - A Pi U Ti ll uiny H1 L'if L,Sj P.F0US5ITE mmv . y ?' . . F ft tf Li i.L, ?! at KaV CLEVfLAffD. OffO. r15 A r r-e f ni n PROPRIETOR. 113 1 Vitbl ALLOKAiR . - .' - : - 1-i'inn, ":- -a le an r ' - u:, tint '- .. :.: G " ' ''' s:-. know that P.; ', -- ' i'Tfi buM : ; : ' - , a'-'" Hut - itp- ' ' ' " :.:,.! i. ar o! : - f.t.,;vv ,.tr or ', ' -. s I, .. ';, ,ft ,,. ' i..ng aad ; : '. r Its . ' " r'"' ,,f t;" , ; ".' ' ,! " " a i::irat 'J ' t u-o. ( "ort- I:'.t r-vnii- " . ;: :-. i. . t,:i rHi i ,...! :'ra ar.c t.riuie. a la Bjck!rphar,v, Dr WHISKERS - ..j.. ' hiirmlt-SN; t . -. rotor; ani, '-1 V ! r.; ' '' ' ' '' "r.r COB '.'oii ir;nn noy otier. RAl.r . , .. . ;:i Full Hii-.ijciiK's V;l-Vs "M l,:m(l. MQLSiHGER, IVnna. ' 'in.H 4 a 1 i .Jty i MIINU, tiU r NOT TO SHAVE WITH." EC THING FOR HOUSE-CLEANINC W if A II 4 II s s'ffjfr tut i in ix w a I m I II yi II I III IIIWrMaaaaaWaMMaaaMar ijniti"- sonu; r.xfciiiive im- vciiiciits in (he cmii r Mil ILL III I LL ;::(' sm-.v' p.ri-purc:! to turn out lii -i iaA 1FBSIV on non HjsSii'itSiiir a portion of your riii;i; l rvwnun A Quick P'.uer for tvE(tTrr of Heaoacme." Fu CxnniNAI. Poimts Rescctimq Headache. . f -v-r f-i.T'-t thnt all 13 vrry headarhe h a i li...l:irh. s arf .-s.mi- prayer ol the cran- iillvivrv. il-.. l:viui't- i:il nerves for brst. il,r nrnrt voust.-p I Snothc them with Kori- t!ir lie:nl.ic !C. I f ilhm rhtldren suffice with headache. IV tn. Hui f(w that m:. iv(" pi" . 'r I j rl liy orr. ;inxi- matter, use Kopfaunk. ....... r.: 1. tl... Iwvt rrnieilv ever ol- C:.ll CIV cr Lrain cinncs. usr f. red. Safe. sure, won- fAi.lNK oeriuuy iun. ... . h..iiT,UMK ctTf iwv tv(e of headache, espec ially th.it tli-tressmuly painful type peculiar to I . Iks MiiTcrir.i; fr in irretulartty or uterine irrl-t.-itinu. .r whose .luti,-i require them to stand lor j lon jierlCKis. ' i ' ' KOPFaLINE cures Nf'noul Shock. moul omurf, Naavoua humchi. aiaavooa roTT, uiniiL woiai, Dio.anva iun. PatriTATioM. w dema. - ILCOHOUC OOTHK ICIMS.? ailmei.u aod conditions where nerve waste goea on. KOPFALINE Is invalnaMc for Tearhers. Scholar. Ptcachers iMuiTiu, Merrhant.. tUlitors, Men, Women ard :hillreii. K.vrrjhorly whose nervea are at all likely to prt r ut of order. It ;illiit. iy safe tinder all circumstances and coin tirions. Price, is cents.- Sol.l !.y drosiriMs .er-ally. or sent to any ad. dress ou receipt "1 price. Son poriiro, . ... . . nrnuu f-IBIIft CO WINKtLMANN ol a i-i w i. - BALTIMORE. Mo., U. 3. A, jOHN F. STRATTON'S .nr tir.i:inB -., t... J D,,;nn Tut .Violin strings The FineM In the Wor!J. Every String Warranted. John F. Slra!Ion,H;?fX" Send 'OT--M1, f!3. MTir PIT'E. "til St. 'mmiED AGENTS ... Anieri.3u mik k wid. ly a.ivertHtrty jnur v.-an.; known and ied hy every planu-r. That U m hy bmianrm alwaya -iirrred 11 a uh. uud epewnr-d Aenta doable Ihelr anle. and iarome. M w tbe unw to atart. Wc,r ELLWANGER A. BARRY, Ml. .loae "iaraerlea, Kar'r. W. ab'EtlTS rtilTtD ,avinrai. Im A t" viie-. aaaint rati " mO. aA finajaai, JL V l if ) u n i ivi ij.ii jUI i . r- i ii. i 1 Once on a time, the NlRhtinKale. whose llal with her praises aft the forest ring ing. Const-ntod at a concert to appear. Of course her friends all flocked to hear. And wlih them many a critic, wide-awake To pick a flaw, or carp at a mistake. She sans as only nightingales can sing. And when she ended There was a general cry of: "Brava! Splen did!" While she, ioor thing. Abashed and fluttering, to her neat re treated. Quite tirriried to he so warmly greeted. The Turkeys gobMed their delight; the Geese. Who had been known to hiss at many a trial. fSave this one no dental: It seemed as If the applause would never cease. Hut! "Mong the critics on the ground. An Ass was present, ompous and pro found. Who said: "My friends. I will not dispute the honor. That you would do our little prima donna. .Although her upiH-r notes are very shrill. And she defies all method In her trill. She has some talent, and, upon the whole, "With study may soon cleverness attain. Then, her friends tell me she's a virtuous soul: Put. but" "Hut," growled the I.lon. "hy my mane. 1 never knew an Ass who did not strain To qualify a good thing with a but!" "Nay." said the (loose, approaching with a strut. Ton't interrupt him. sire: let him pro ceed: The Ass is honest, that we all concede." "I was alout," said Long Kar, "to re mark That there Is tometh!ng lacking in her whistle Something magnetic. To awaken chorda and feelings sym pathetic. And kindle In the breast a spark l-.ike like, for instance, a good. Juicy thistle." The assembly tittered, hut the Fox, with gravity. Said to the I.lon. winking. "Our. learned friend, with his accustomed suavity. Mas given his opinion, without shrink ing: Tint to do justice to the Nightingale. He should Inform us, as no doubt he will. What sort of music 'tis that does not fail His sensibilities to course and thrill." "Why." said the critic, with a look toten tial. And pricking up his ears, delighted much At HpynnrJ's tone and manner, defer ential. "Why. sir, there's nothing can so deeply touch My feelings, and so carry me away. As a fine, mellow, ear-inspiring bray." "Ah, yes." the Fox returned, without a pause. VSo far as you're concerned, your Judg ment's true. You do nan like the Nightingale, because The Nightingale Is not an Ass like you " K. Clark, in Youth's Companion. TWO WEPDLViS. Wlapn Pnnrnl Harris iieanl the ejm-ry, mnNiivil lauti of his wife in the urlor a he Kit in tlwi library, he lail iu;il? his lx.k. tsf.cil his cifriu" from tjie vstr. tiv ttl v-nt to tihe wviie of nierri nuiiU Tlfcoiig-h t,-y Jiad t wo lit tie t..ts tlust pivoiuik-tl t be inedibility of pluoin iiisH in the- lu'iisclu.ld, tin father :is jin imn-.il a lirveir its in tjie tlnyvof otmrt shi ami would Itave. lat-n irrajtihl y al.timt'teal by ultat KuiltIi even t.luufrh his bursiiaes in 1i:umI uul lietui niiu-h more JslTtalll.S. "What in it nw.lr1.tleone?"he.-uske(I. it h a sy tiiitlMt io nnilo, as lie enterel. Tlie. iliniUMitive title tliil iat at all fi' 1.1ie rrlowing- uimI luippy youi.p iiuitron to w latmi it vtasapi.lietl. for sJie was tctll, rraffiil and scnwil of that rare iai-autj vttliieh .L fount! in expression lather than in an analysis of featuics. Her fe-liiig-s il.kslietl uiaai her face with a J list i net iuk that is int to le mi.v lalvcn by those w lu knew lir well. I was just froinjr to teJl ML Areiiley nlwt tl linc your father iiuterviemcU li.e. Dnaxl, ami you know that a Iaug--1 is always my prtvItMle to a Mnrv. In itself anal in til? eiel it will never ceane to 1 e funny to me." "; alwiul. I'm pn,inr- to strele.h my-s-1f in t h'u easy chair anl hear it nil over aRaiik." . "'riai-re is olj one of tli characters to lie i nt roil u.xtl to you, Kate." she iiftr-an, ;Mllressisirvr the visitor, mxl you will stKi know him. lp to about the time Iixa1 ami I were ntarritil his fa.tJier nas a pjft-ctogre. Thtft's w hat he r.wsus, lrxa:l. a per feet. opTe. Wei two fiwlifi)i younir MAple btn-nine e7ipnpeil i witluut eonsultiiif' hLs austere majcM-y. lie Iiveil in a spkiixlitl juaiksioni just outsiiU- the to n, s'.t well back frot.i the rKul in a prove of ttks ami maple. Its lMiation w.-us typical of liis exclusive jiecss. Drxxal wiaslwu-k from collcfrc, ami luul leeui aiUuitUtl t' tlie la-ir liefore he tuskeil ine to lieconiei his wife. He is pifleil with eloqikclM-e, you know, and 1 have, no ikoul.t wotikl httve made a cau vinc.inp arrriinieut in my Ijehalf, but after lie bail stated that I was a mu-ic teaelus-r w itluout iuciuks Hie father wmiM Iwar wo' more. He t-Iirew tlie case ripht out of court. Drtxxl must. ehooe te tween me ami his pnr;peetive inherit anc. Of course, tJte dear feJlow never lifsitated. "Hut Drood is an only son, and such a son as it is' hard for even the sternest father to cast out. So he came to the litt le cot tape where I lived with my aunt to friphtt-n me out of the field." ''Misguided man," lauphed Miss Arch- "I would have warned him had I known, chuckled the husband. "Father Harris is a larpe, iu)jxsinp, prim-lookinff man with piercinp eyes end a masterful way. He came without a doubt as to the inerrancy of his judg ment and without any apparent con cept ion: of the fact that there were others even more vitally interested than himself." When seated lie went straight to the subject. We had been talking for ten minutes when auntie came in. and I could see that she bad not come to wave the olive branch. Her fighting qualities never showed at such ad vantage as when exerted for my de fense. 7 - "T have just been talkiag to your nieoe,' he said, after a fornial bow, 'ami do not find her as tractable as I had l oped. T have told her that to marry my son would !e to ruin his chances in life. Kor her to jversist in the folly they have arranged will le to deprive him of ? tjuai ter of a million of property ant? a brilliant career. "' " 'l'ardon me, said auntie, with a nar row escape from a.anort, "it will lie your fault and yours only if these losses be visited Uxn your son. it isyou who threaten to east hiin out penniless. No one else has thought of being eruelly unjust toward him. " 'You are mistaken, madam. I have told this young lady that the matter rests entirely in her hands. She has the deciding er.' " 'You are accusing yourself of moral cowardice, sir. You profess to love your son. yet you stand ready to cast him out as a pauper provided you can blind your conscience by accusing some one else of the enormity. Laura's love is such that it will dine to him after you have stripped him of what appears to have supreme value in your eyes. You proosi- to disown your own flesh and blood. When you have done your worsU she will share the fate yon so unnaturally inflict." " 'You t niploy strong language, mad am. Hut it is not for you to say how much my heart enters into this affair. There are social consideration; that you cannot appreciate. To ignore them by ermitting this marriage to take place would be to place a millstone aliout my son's neck. Hut I see a possible w ay onl of the difficulty, and I have presented it to your niece. If she will po tit inj' exjiense to any of our more select seminaries, w hero she can accpiire the education and tlie accomplishments such as should be had by the wife of Drood Harris, the objections I urge will be withdrawn. Hut she flatly refuses.' "Now auntie was grand in her anger. 'Of course, -she resented, an well -js ic fiused, sir. Such an offer was an insult to a Wih omb. Social cons I'erat io i . indeed' Then she opened w ith grape and caiTster. Po you speak Kiei eti Oerinan and Italian in addition to your native tongue, Mr. Harris? Are op eratic managers leiiegi.ng you to sinj; on the stage? Were you ever abroad three years at a time improving youi mind and mingling in soeietv at th Kuropean capitals? fan you tell in the name of yotr great-greatgrandfather? How many of your direct ante cedentK fought in tlie revolution? What is your family coat-of-arnis? What diir nitaries of state are attracted here lo calise of your provincial greatness.' What one of your proud race in either branch ever sacrificed a million to help a loyal friend?' "I tried to .stein the rushing current. 'Why go into family matter!!, auntie?" "Don't interrupt, Laura. This man invited it. For him to raase the ques tion of family, when I took such credit to myself for waiving it in his lx-half! I hoie, - ir, that you will inform your self Ijcfore you midetrtake a matter so delicate, and if you do withhold that boy's patrimony we will not lie without eompetisat ion. "How so, madame?' asked Father Harris, who was more nearly van quished than he. h;ul ever lcen lieforc. "Mt will not lie neeesary for ns to lntet his father again. " "Oh. auntie: I exclaim. tl, 'that is not like you. " I think that madame is very con sistent in. her language. Then, tnrn iiifr to me, he calmly admitted that li; might have undcrest iniatcd me and iksketl me if 1 would sing for him. " 'She could scarcely Ik exju-cted 1o sing for a quarter of a million dollars under existing circumstance!, declared a'Hitie. sarcastically. I had no ide l hat a man of his lcuierniiieii t eon!, le p:is-sionately fond of music, but I f It that he bad gone through a wry bad half hour, thought of Drood and sang an old Scottish love song- sung as I never sang before, for it was the i.v of my heart to its lover. I colli.! wcarci ly ldiee it, but Father Harris has since admitted that there were tears in, those cold gray eyes of his. and he bail me sing until a ring at the door lcll announced some one else, to b cntcrtained. Then he put his arm around me, looked down into my f.u-c with a smile that had lotst everylhinj? but tcndci ness and told me how proud he would be to luie me for a daughter. 'I was foolishly mistaken." he sa'.d, 'but my son should le a stillicicnt peace of feeing. Then he added, disconnected ly; 'Your aunt is certainly a remark able woman. "It was only a little later, you know, that 1 unexpectedly came into a for li:ne which we had given up as lost, but in the meantime it had. Ieen ar ranged that auntie was to lecome my mother-in-law. How those two hot-Im-imIs reconciled their 1cmiers ami learned to love in so brief a co"urtshi is beyond me. Hut auntie frequently hopes tliat I hat e as gotxl a husband as hers." letroit Free I'restj. THIS AND THAT. The three Bristol (X. II.) churches had a combined attendance of C4 on it recent Sunday. Insurance companies in Wyoming must hereafter p.iy a tax of 2', per cent. itKn their gross premiums. China imported l.'l.UOO.OOO .square feet of American lumlier last year, most of it from the states of Oregon and Wash ington. Women in Hurniah propose to men whom they seek in marriage, and when they tire of them a divorce ean lie had lor the asking. A pair of glove jiasses through aliout 2(1(1 hands from the moment that the skin leaves the dressers until the gloves are purchased by the intending wearer. According to the statistics of the weather bureau the projverty loss from tornado- during the last ten years has been live times as great in Missouri as in any other state. Vuder t he chaeronageof their teach ers the schoolchildren of Conoonl make daily visits to the Xew Hampshire leg islat'ure and watch the proceedings of the law makers. The bronze doors designed by F. Mac luonnics for the central doorway of the weit entrance to the Congressional li brary are now in Washington and will shortly lie placed in position. IMPROVED FIREARMS. Small bayonets or knives for use with revolvers have a long round shank to extend into the mu.le of tlie revolver. A new design in rerieating riiles has a double chamber or magazine for cartridges extending the length of the lrrel, each cltauilier lieing connected in turn with the firing mechanism by a lever in the stock. Pneumatic recoil pads for firearms are composed of a pneumatic pad which is straptcd on the shoulder in iesition to engage the end of the gun-stock, one pad lieing sufficient for any number of guns. lie Will Hon When lie Think lie la Vetting Whipped. Col. Francis V. lireene, I'. S. A., re tired, who was sent by this government to Kussia during the last Turkish war to represent the war depart incut at Washington, lately told of his observa tions of the Turkish army while in bat tle. "The Turks are individually good fighters," said Ceil. (Ireene. "They are fine soldiers, very oliedicnt, fanatic in their religion ami fatalists. The Turks tights up to a certain point and when he thinks matters are going against him, he will run. Xot for any luck of courage, but liecau.se be thinks fate is against him. The Turkish sol diers arc well armed. During! tie Kusso Turkish war, the Turks were better armed than the Kussians. They are well clothed, but the commissary and transMirtation systems were fatally de tective. "In niiinlicrs the jieace strength is 125.UOO Creeks and 15O.0OO Turks, and these can prolanbly lie increased to three times as many on each side. In 177, the Turk put over jMl.tlOO men in the field in Kuroj i and over KHl.OoO in Asia, uml they made a very much stronger resistance than the Kussians anticipated. I think Kussia put nearly half a million men in the field liefore the war was over. "Turkey is Ixtnkrupt. but so She was in ls77. and that won't stop her from lif-hting. They will probably manage to Ix.rrow enough money to buy guns and ammunition, and they will get food out of their own country. The Turks ?( years ago fought an entirely defen sive campaiirn. No reason why they : hould not do so neiw. Their plan was to seize some inirtant oint. and throw up fortification? which they con structed with remarkable skill, and then wait tt) lie attacked lx-hiud their breastworks. They collected large amounts of ammunition and provisions in t heir fort.s ami aw aited attack. Some times their positions were burned. They were conqiellcd to retreat, and then they would abandon all their am munitions and stores and fall back on another line of fortifications, 20 or 50 miles in the rear." .Col. tireene was asked his opinion as to the relative strength of the armiesof ft recce and Turkey. "Ther is no qucs 1 ion." he said, "t hat the Turks arc more than a match for the Creeks. I'.ut the v. hole question is w hat stand the great powers vv ill take. Theyareall extremely anxious to keep caee. Iwcause if the war is once started among the jrreat pow jrs it is impossible to say when it will end." Detroit Free Press. HARD GREEK NAMES. .Not I'ronoaiirrd talte the Aver nsce Header W oulil Sappof. Creek proper names have liecu the source of considerable study to the reading public of the I'nited State. since the Creek troubles liegan, and the pronunciation of the names of some o- th- ollieials who are prominent in Athens at the present time has been the subj.'ct of controversy. The man who is well versed tin the subject said that t he modern Creek - culiarity was to a great extent the ac centuation and gave as an instance the name of Mauromic hales, the Creek t-ec-retary of the interior. The name is pro nounced Mov-ro-michalis. w:th stronc accent on the second sv liable. The sec retary of foreign affairs. Alexander Sktntes, pronounces his name Sko-ai-s, with st roup accent on the u. The name of Philip Varvogles, minister of justice, is pionounccd Yar-vo-clilees. the ch in the third sv liable lieing hard like t he Cermaii ch. Nicholas Metaxas minister of war, has an ea.sy name for foreigners, but the minister of marine. lA vides, pronounces his name l.cvec I lies. The president of the chauilaT of deputies writes his name Zaiiu. s and pronounces it Za-i-mis, with accent on the second syllable. Canaris. the fleet commander's name, is pronounced Can trees, with accent on the first syllable. The name of IVIj minis ap(icars in prim every day and most readers havt i.lcar as to its pronunciation. His Creek neiphUirs call the premier Helm -yun-ccs, with accent on the second syllable. Like the Kussians, the C recks have no family names, except in the higher w alks of society, and a man vv htise tiaim is Cregorious will call his son Cregor iades. pronouncing the d much like th in though. The son of Demetrius is called Demethriades. One of the most popular names in drcece is I'appadopoulos, which may lie assumed by any man whose father was a priest, ami a man instead if takini the name of Antoniades may .-all him self by the longer name, if Fathei Antonia was a priest. The d in Antonia des, I'appadopoulos and in all names where it comes before a vowel, is pi-o-noupced bke th in though. N. Y. Trib une. Jhiiich Wua n Urraler Man, farlyle's severest critic and a critic of his own school, was an old parish roadman at Keclcfechan. "liecu ti long time in this neighbor hood?" asked an F.nglish tourist. "Ileen here a ma d ivs, sir." "Then you know the Carlyles?" "Wecl that! A ken the whole of them. There was, let me see." he said, leaning on his shovel and 'Hindering: "there was Jock; he was a kind o througiiithc r sort o chap, a doctor, but no bad fellow, Jock he's dcid. mon." "And there was Thomas," said the inquirer, eagerly. "Oh, ay, of civorse, there's Tain a I'felcss, munestruck chap that writes in Ixndon. There's naethinjr in Tarn; but, mon, there's Jamie, ovv re in the New lands there's n chap for ye. Jamie takes mair sw ine ;nto Kcclefechan mar ket than any ithcr farmer i' the parish." bmclon Anr.wers. A Small Sale. In one of the suburbs of Helfast trade was dull, and the chief grocer in the district found his earnings . liecoming Ftnaller day by day. One morning an old customer entered. In expectation of something good, the grtx'er juniicd up from his scat, and. rubbing his hands, sr.id: "Well, missus, what can I get yewi?" "A ha'penny worth o soap." was the reply. "Oh," Fjfcid the disgusted grocer, "ye'll be for washin the canary to-day?" London Tit-Bits. . A GENERAL AVAIL Probable Result of a European Uprlainy. Attitude of the IMrTerent Xatlona To ward Kaveh Other The HITeet It Wonld Have oat Aaaerleai. If the alliance of the thre? emperors, of Austria, llussia and tier many, holds out, w hat can the rest of Kun do? The Balkan and othereastern and south eastern provinces have been led into tlie combination, giving thre- enqierors, it is estimated, a fighting force ot little short of 12.IMMl.INjo men. It seems to lie a combination of eastern Kurope against western Kuroiie and western Kurojie has the weakest end of the continent. France, Italy and Kligland together liave a fighting strength of hardly S.IMKI, fMM men and Fmiu-e has not been en the ln-st of terms, historically at least, with either Italy or Kligland. The disosi tion of S pit in and Portugal and Holland and Belgium arid Norway and Sweden ami Denmark in event of an outbreak of a general Furopcau war would lieprol lcmatieal. They would try to remain neutral, prolKibly, if that should lie ms sible. Spain has enough to do to put down the insurrect ions in her colonics. Norway and Sweden are practically isolated from the rest of Kuroe and could profit by their situation and leiea tiou. Holland and Belgium would lie right between the contending iowers in northern Kunqie. The nat ural affilia tions of thiksc two little but Npulous countries would lie with western Ku rope. Belgium is half French and Hol land has no love for Cermauy. for tier many is generally suspected of having designs on that country. At home Citgland might have trouble w ith Ireland, tlie Irish leaders would de mand large concessions, or give the rul ing island a great deal of trouble. On the sea. Frame, Italy and Kngland com bined have two-thirds of the naval strength of Kuroie and could sweep everything In-fore them, but the great war would not lie fought on water, but on land and that land in the vicinity of the Medite rranean. In the division of the sjioils, for it would lie a war of sHiliation, Unssia and Cermany uud Austria would help themselves and the rest would get nothing. Sue-h might le the exnirse eif a general European war, which, at'ordiiig to many statesmen versed in foreign affairs, now seems probable. It w.iuld lie the most destructive war the world has ever seen. Fr-ince and Ccimaiiy could not fight on the same side and Cermany and England could get along no lietter together, for the anti-Cerman feeling in England has Itecome acute. Ccrmeiiiy and France have contended and may contend again for territory, but Cermany und England may in the future contend for the ceucmcrce of the world. Such ot least are tin hoics and ambitions of the Hermans, who have already gone everywhere with their wares. In the general European war, ! recce and Turkey, who would have been the cause of it, would lie lst sight of. What effect weiuld a F.uroieui war have em America? At first the effect would lie increased prices for all Amer ican products and manufactures. Eu-nM- would eat everything that this e-otitinent couid raise. Millions of men would tc taken from the prtnlucers and added to t he consumers. Prices in this country would go up with a liound and stay up. This is no doubt alluring to some Americans. But in the end would it le a blessing to this country? We think not. The increasscd prices would be a lienefit to some, but a hardship to eithers. We have consumers as well as producers, in this country, and if the former receives more for w hat he has to sell, he would also pay more for what lie has o buy. And alter the great war was over would come a jierUal of de pression, siajner or later, the steady consumption of American products would lie interfered with, liecause of the disturlied industries and condi tions. It is now generally recognized that action and react ion ore equal. America's tiosition in event of a great Euroiean war would be that of strict neutrality. It would lie a strug gle in which we ceoild take no sides, and in which our affections would lie greatly divkied, although the prejmn derance of sympathy would lie with the nations of western Eurojie. Imth be cause they are nearer to us geographic ally and nearer to us by race and blood. There would lie plenty eif work for the American navy, however, to protect our au ! from marauders, and to protect the rights of Americans abroad. Iowa State Register. A Smart l.nwyer. Many lawyers nowadays utterly dis i"gard honor and honesty in the means by which they e-licit evidence or invali date the testimony of those opposed to them, in illustration of which we need only adduce the follow ing specimen of eross-ejuewt ioning: Ijiwyer Mr. Jenkins, will you have the goodness tt answer me. directly and categorically, a few pJain questions? Witness Certainly, sir. "Well, Mr. Jenkins, is there a female ' living with you who is known in the ireightiorhood as Mrs. Jenkins?" "There is." "Is she unik-r your protection?" "Yes." "Do yeiu support her?" "I tlo." "Have yeiu ever iieen married to her?" I have not." (Here several juror scowled gloomily at Mr. Jenkins.) That is all, Mr. Jeikin." Opposing Counsel Stop a moment, Mr. Jenkins. Is tlie female in question jour mother? "She is." Boston Post. How It Happened. "And so you are engaged to Cholly Chubbins," said one girl. "Yes," was the reply. "How- elid he ever persuade you to inarry him?" "Oh, he hasnt persuaded me to mar rv him. Yon know that lovely solitaire ring he had?" "Yes." "Well, I wanted it to wear to a pro gressive eucher party." Indianapolis Journal. -The half-dollar ia 1 3-16ths of an inch in diameter. NEW OPERA GLASSES. W hnt Selene and Art Have Doae to Improve Theater lllnoeulara. The theater-going younp man and his tailor-made aister, to all apj-arani-es, carry no glass at all, but when the act It-gins they pull from their iockets Hat little envelopes of leather, not larger than would lie needed to hold a folded sheet of medium-sized note pa ier. Hers Ls of brown elephant's skin, edged with gold, and her initials set ou at the iioint of tlie flap. Ler address across the front side. His euveIoie is likely enouph of sweet-smelling russia kather, and both are lined with satin. Their contents prove to lie nothing less than a pair of tipera glasses without barrels. The small and large lenses, framed in nar row rims of Jm-ujI. are hinged to hat looks like a t-ilver gilt H, w it b a central bar. The central bar shows a wheel and numlM-red plate for fixing the fo cus, a short skeleton ha tulle folds, out from across the small lensvs, and in a trice this ghost of a e-om mon place eqiera glass is fixed for use. in piving complete satisfaction. At the close of the play it foltls up. is slipped into its ciiveloie and make a pocket packagr not as tmlky as a woman's purse minus its contents. Just as convenient to carry, but not .so light to hold, is the eola-isuhle plass. which on a central frame, draws out as lonp as a field binocular, or tele-sco-ies into a handy Kieket object, not more than an iuch high. Nearly all these g lasses are made of leather and aluminum, to insure tiei feet light ness when they are upheld; Isit fortlie woman who observes the stage from a lex seat this glittering metal is not quite luxurious enougtr. Her plaiis.es are mounted in tortoise shell, tut vc v thiek to give the rich brow n ai'd v How tones a more splen did glow. The long stick is elalxirately carved ar. ! fastened to the outer side eif one of the. small light ttarrtls by a hinge, so that the little glasses can lie used as a lorgnon would lie. The wives of millionaire- have their tortoise shell trifles claluirateTy Isanded with jewels rnd carry them in long, narrow s-ttin bags that have gold gate tops and hook into the dress lielt. When no handle is used, the tiny. Kiwerful glasses lit in cases of tlie most delicate wicker work, lined with satin and prettily fastened with a silver irilt padlock. So light and delicate is all this made that the wearer carries it dangling from the neck by a king fine gilt eir silver chain. Boston Clole. BREVITIES OF FUN. She "It must have taken a great ded of iersi.steiM'e on your ur! to learn to play the violin so well." He "It did. 1 had to po constantly armed for live years." Life. A Cruel Cut. "I hav seen lietter d.tv-s." began the mendicant. "So have 1." setid the approached, hastily. "But 1 don't think this rain will laj.t long." Phila.-Iphia North American. "Ifcih aiu Luue-h use o' sufferin in silence," said Cncle Elien. "Seems like if dia worl' picks out anyliody fob cr victim, it ain w inter lc satcrfied till he hollers. Washington Star. "John." she beg"sn. casting aside her pcr. "Well?' "Is that Mayflower log tt lik-h lias just lieen returned to u a piece, eif tietrified wood, or just e-r-dinary oak?" Philadelphia North American. Dul!ins "Oh. I lont lielieve in long engagements! Why, 1 didu't know my wife six weeks liefore I married her." Mulliiis--"Ah. I didn't know mine until a month after I liaarried her." Tit Bits. Mistress "Why, Mary, you have elated your letter a week ahead." Maid "Yis'ni; it will take over a week for it to get to me mot her. and she wouldn't -are to be ix-ading old news." IV.sU.n Transcript. Success in Sight. "Dr. Henslow is one tif the Iiu-kiest men I ever saw." "I.ieky? I don't know how you make him out lucky. He's to lie tr'.ed for hciesy, and may lone his pulpit." "That's just it. Ho wrote a liook a few year- ago, that has never la-en heard of since it came from the pub lishers. Now that he is to le tried, it will, of (Mtirsr, lie one of the literary .sensations of the day. Cleveland Leader. OF GENERAL INTEREST. The cost of cremating a 1-ody in France is onlv three francs, equal to 2s. r.d. A strip of land to extend the Liver mh1 stock exchange was recently pur e based at the rate of. 11 l.OOti.fhiO er acre. So tlense is the water in the eleepest parts of the ocean that au ironclad, if it were to sink, would never reach the bottom. The weight of the six largest elia monds are: Koh-i-noor, 103 carats: Star of Brazil, 125; Kcpvnt eif France, 1!5".; Austrian Kaiser, 139; Kajah of Ikirneo. 367. In Vienna the servant girl is not ier mittcd to climb out on the winelow sill to clean windows without a safety lM-lt and roie- attached to it which fastens to the building, so that in e-ase she should slip or lose her lmlance she is susiiendcd in safety, and e-an lie drawn back into the w indow. If the human lieing possessed strength as great in pro-sort ion as thjt of shellfish the average, man would lie able to lift the enormous weight of 2,i7f..MMj pounds, pulling in the sam-degree as a limM't. And if the man pulled in the same pro-Mirl ionate degree ns the ce-ckle, "he would sustain n weight of no less than 2.1or.5Mi pounds. WAR AND WARRIORS. Of the. 27.5M muskets pk-kcl up at tletlysburg aft-r tiie battle 2l.oH) were loaded. Aliout half eif them -ontiii-d two charges, about a quarter from, three tei ten and one piece coiitain-.l 2j. It is believed that a ton of lead is fired in the form of bullets for e-very mon killed, in l-attle. Statistics of Ku ropean wars eo to show that from 3.IMMJ to IO.ikmi shots are fired for every per ROtl dissiblel. The Presklent, since, his inaugura tion, presented te John (larlier, an old noldier eomnule mvv residing in Bra zil, IikL. a er-uiip stool whir-It he used eluring the. war of the reliellion. tusl Carlver i.- proliably tlie proudest and haotiiest man in the lloosier state. CURIOUS I-aCTST Tlicre ore three time a many muav cles in the tail of a cat as there are in the. human hand and wrist. 1 here are 4S different materials used .in constructing a piano, which euiuo from no fewer than 16 -oun trie-sin France hospiu-ls for infectious dis eases are furnished with telephones, so that the sick may converse with their f riemls w ithout elanger of communicat ing disease. It is said the wound made by tbe tooth of the cobra apeeies of serpent is a mere puncture and causes little swell ing. IV-ath ensues from paralysis of the nerve centers. A French Canadian couple, Louis Darwin and his wife, now livmp in St. Paul, recently celebrated the eightieth anniversary -if their marriage. The hus-liand is 107 years old and the wife is lui. Fruit-eating bats eat fruit only, and are confined to Asia, the islands of the East Indian un-hipelago lieing one of their .rin.i.il habitats. The-y cover the trees in tiny time in vast multitudes, looking like a h litre thick eif crows. It is sakl that the Eskimos have a queer custom in regard to doctors. At ea. ii vis.it the .U tor is jKiid. If the pa tient recovers the physician keeps the money; if tlie patient dies the money is retiirueU to the family of the de-ce-ise-l. It is believed that some of the camels i:tiM.rted in lsSa to run wild in Arizona are still in existence. Induns occa sionally re-sort havinp- seen some, aod lately the international boundary c-om-inission saw two with their spy glasses on the Mexican iNirder. I'.ank of England notesare Biadefrom new white linen cuttings never from "iij t hinir t hat has be, u worn. So e-are-fully Ls the paj-er prepared that even the num'ier tf dips into the pulp made by eaeh v. .i kni.in is regihtered ou a dial bv machinerv. FOGQY FACTS. Fog to sailors and travelers is fre quent l v a source of annoyance and dan ger. "Whether vapor e-oudenses as fine Scotch miM oreoarst' black fog is large ly tleterniinol by the dust. If we can remove, the d-ast fr.in the air we have iremovetl the nuek-i of cemdensation." Five metisxls for remov inp d list have l--n suggested filtration, settling, re-e-oiitlt-iisiiig. calcining ttud electrifie-a-t im. TIs- last-named is 4 bought to con tain the j-reete-st iosililitJes and the day is proliably ue-ar at hand w hen elee--trie f----lisR-llers will l. plac-d on ships, ferry boats and at all terminal del -ots ai:d cretwded thoroughfares. It is known that fogs may form in tlsTce dilTen-nt ways first, when tbe air has 1-cvn cea.led by rapid radiation; set-ond, vv hen the cooling results from a mixture of different air currents, and. third, win-re a cooling lias l-en caued by au upliftirur of the air. The sea fogs come from a diffen-uce ef tetn lcrature betwen the uaterand uVair. toaet f,.gs tare cau-d by tlampair from the sea pasiiig over the c-soler land, or are formed at sea, when there is some great area ef high pressure. In California last year large quanti ties .f fruit were saved by a process known as "fog-building." The newest and iiRist. ciTective method of prevent ing fro-st cotwsts in tlie introduction of large amounts of moist ure in the vapor ous state. "When this var condenses, or. in either words, when tbe fog- is f..rnnsl. an enoruams amount of lieaA is given off. genendly at tlie very height at w hich it is nKt Deedenl. Fog and. frost both ex-cur w lieu tlie skies e-lear and little or no air is stirring." PERSONAL POINTS. Joseph H. Choate's e!jh is esti-mau-d at J2.ihhi.oihi ail made in the practice of law. The la.st days of Prof. Drummood seem to have iecti extremely pathetic. He was quite helpless ar.d had to be vv heeled ilwut in a Isath e-hair. Clara Morris has Isoik-d eVrwn "Camille" into a JO-minute sketch and is making p reparations to perform it e-u the vaudeville stage. Mrs. Iiiigtry possesses a dressing bag which is. perhais, tle. costliast of its kind. It is adorned w it h gold and jeweled fitting-, and cost $7,eM. The king ef Siani has left Bangkok for a EuroH-an trip, ami his majety is exjM'cted to juiss through the I'nited States in September on bis way home. Miss Kitty Abbey, the only child of the late Henry E. Abbey by his first wife, is to ! the beneficiary of ths farewell Met rolitan oa-ra perform aruv of t lie season. Mine. Blanc says she admires tlie young men of America. They are the most chivalrous men in the world to day, in her opinion, and, unapproacha ble in their consideration for women. Princeton has promptly elected C rover Cleveland to her k-adingclub the Nas.utu and he is finding his so ciety and associates much pleasanter than when he was first gentleman of the rejiulWic. A Champion Llarhtiaelaht. Bemarkable in many ways, the "tut- gnat" of the far west is most curious for its almost total lack ef weight. The little insect has a i.e-orly mieToscopie laaly but a relatively hu?e spread of wings, whieh gives it the apparent size of a mosquito. In some iarts eif California "tule gnats" swarm to densely aliout burning lamps that se -ei;tJ times during an evenimr the dead must le -leared away to give the light a eihance. In brightly illumined stores the gnats are verit.tble jiests. and it was in a bile county (Cal.) drug store that a curieius ex jieriment was recently rru.de. As many gnats were collectee as could la- hcuia-d ution a pan eif the ait hee-ary's wide; the ttuali.ft veight in use to measure the most de'i eate ilrugs was then put uison the eit Msite put and wits found to overbal ance the mountain of glials. N. O. Times-Democrat. . IT IS SAID i nat w ith money & man may pur-e-lutse all he wants most in the world. Tliat those who are much together grow singularly alike astiniegoesoa. That nx-morie tf w hat we learn t hrouh liittemess and sorrow may not always lie held in regret. That there is no emotion ever invent ed ed thevk-vil or man that cannot Le controlled or purchased hy hard cah- 'to-