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TT. -iillA "!-'' iW'.V"" THEOHIOAOO BJLO-ILiSS.' r f vtf'" ? ' IV ' - -TH.-'W ' h ft a y 'iMfS The Kindly Man "Why stand ye Idlo hero?" Tin? OthiT Man "Lie benches lu ile jurk's beln painted." Detroit Journal. "Ity Jove, old ehat, how I wish thero was no sueh thins: as money!" "Well, we luve no positive proof that thero I." Life. Snotlpras "The world ha n place for everyhody." Mleawber "Yes: tho atily trouble l there's generally some. tKHly else In It." "Yes." said ulecles. "I have a good deal on my bauds Jut now." "So I perceive," replledjlVpsj "why dou't you try a little soap and wnter?" "Ho you think a man has a right to open his wife's letters?" "Well, ho may have the right; but 1 don't see bow he could have tho courage." Nellie "Yesterday was my birthday, n ml Charlie gave m a roe for each year." Sallle "What a perfectly Im mense bouquet they must have made." Godfrey "Doesn't Whackster ever get tired of his wife's continued sulkl uess and 111 temper'" Scorjel "I think not. When she Is good-natured sho sings." Mrs. Sweet "Do you tlnd It econom ical to do your own cooking'" Mrs. llurnem "Oh, yes: my hu-diand doe n't eat half as much us when we have a cook." "Uncle, which breed of chickens Is the best'" "Well, ah. de white one Is de easiest found, an' de dahk ones Is do easiest hid atter yo' gits eni." India nnpolls Journal. "I have a splendid night lock hero that locks Itself," announced the can vasser. "That won't do me," answered ltoundley. "What 1 want Is ouo that will unlock Itself." "I asked tho young woman In front of me to remove her big hat so I oould see the stage." "Did sho do It?" "No: lie said If she held her lint lu her lap he couldn't see the stngo herself." Promoter "You needn't bo n bit afraid; the company Is perfectly safe." The Lamb "Oh, I've no doubt about the company being safe enough. 1 was thinking about tho safety of my money." "Oratory Is a gift," remarked the ad miring constituent. "Well," replied Tanner Corntussel, "mostly It Is. Out now and then a man gets good enough at It to charge you fur llstenlu'." Washliiton Star. "I see," said tho shoo clerk boarder, "that there Is n king of Africa who has been drunk for fifteen years." "That," aid the Cheerful Idiot, "Is what might be called n soaking reign." Indianap olis Journal. "I'll take my chances with posterity," aid the poet whoso effusions had been refused. "Of course you will," sneered the editor. "You know mighty well that posterity can't get at you." De troit I'reo PrcM. "That man Crumlct has moro Invi tations to dinner than any other man In town." "How does ho work It?" "Ho tells every hostess with n grown-up daughter that hIio must have married much below the legal age." First Daughter of tho Revolution "Sho says she'd like to know, for her part, what practical good our society does." Second Ditto "Why, tho mean thing! Just ns If wo hadn't mndo It almost fashlounblo to bo patriotic." Judge. Traveler Do tho trains for Waxton bury leave this station? Itnllroad At tacheThey always havo up to date; but the thing Is getting pretty shaky, and It wouldn't be strango some day to see ono of the trains carrying It off. Boston Transcript. An old Yorkshire woman being much distressed at tho sudden loss of her only son, the dissenting minister ns ured her, consolingly: "Ho Is now with Abraham, Isaac nnd Jacob." "That's tho worst on It," she sobbed, "and ho was always so shy among trangers." Moonshine. "1 bad a mighty queer surprlso to day," remarked a local broker. "I put on a winter suit on account of tho cold nap ono of my suits of last year and in ono of my vest pockets I found a big roll of bills, which I must havo forgotten, you know." "Were any of them receipted?" nsked a sad-eyed by stander. And the look ho received sent the mercury down about ten degrees further. Gentleman (who has engaged an aged colored hnckman to drive him from tho station to tho hotel) "Say, uncle, what's your name?" Driver "My name, sah, Is Georgo 'Washing ton." Gentleman "Georgo Washing ton! Why that names seems familiar,," Drlvej-'yeilj I slipuld t'lnj It ought to. Hero I been drTvliv to this statlou w;iyVal SI riunkard "Hiram, when bo jou goln' to pay mo them eight dollars tor nnsturln' your heifer? l'vo had her uow fer about ten weeks." Hiram AgIn-"Why, SI, ther crltter tu"nt wutli moro'n ten dollars! sT Plunk nrd "Well, s'posln', 1 keep her fer what vou owo ine niram Agin "Not bjTa Ju'g'fulli "fell you what I'll do; keep her two weeks moro an' you can havo her." Up-to-Date. I.lttlo Tommy nnd his younger sister wcro going to bed without n light, They had Just reached tho bottom of the stairs, when Tommjynftur endeav oring to plerco tho darkness, turned round and nsked: "Mother, Is It polite for a geiitleinnn to go before a lady when they havo to walk lu single lllo?" "No, my on; tho lady should always take tho lead," replied tho mother. "I thought ho," said Tommy; "go ahead, Kthel." The ItrllUli I.'inplre, At the present moment tho Hrltlsh Kmplro Is llfty-thrt-o times the slzo of Trance, fifty-two times that of Ger many, three and a half times that of the United States of America, thrlcii the size of Europe, with treblo tho population of all the Ittibslas. It ex tends over 11,000,000 square miles, oc cupies one-fifth of tho globe, contains oiK-tlfth of tho luiriinu race, or S-Vj,-000,000 jieople, embracen four contin ents, 10,000 Islands, COO promontories and 2,000 rivers. iiimfd KssasroaEK ''fsau'' QErQMARO) OmoonrJ' wtfra5flw' mLmFmmmmuamB 'mMm mMmW w nm ANLW name, that of (Joiner, may bo added to the list of brave .Simiilsh-Atnerlcnns who have liberated their countrj from the Spanish yoke. His name will lie well worthy of a place beside those of ltollvar, O'HIgglns, Sucre, Uldaf. go mtd loiisaliit. who preceded him by nearly a century lu tho resistance of Spanish oppression and the freeing of American from the burdensome yoke. It Is nearly ninety jears since the beginning of tho series of revolutions tlint, when Uilia and l'orto llleo nre freed, will have resulted In the abolition of Spanish rate In the western hemisphere. The bravo Argentinian under San Mnrtin began the eontllet In 1800, and the Mexlcnns followed a few months Inter. Both were unsuccessful nt the beginning, but suddenly all South America broke out In one blaze of revolution that was not to bo finally extinguished until Spain had been driven from the continent. The natives welcomed the chance to secure their freedom. When once the torch of liberty had been lighted so great n fire was kindled that It could not be extinguished. These revolution were popular uprisings. The rich hnd no sympathy with tliuni. Tho land-owning and governing class, the army and navy, the few who prollled by tho sufferings of tho ninny, had no sympathy with the uprisings. The Insurgents were nn undisciplined rabble, whose volunteer leaders were forced to create nn arm.? from poor material nnd with no arm or equipments. At first they were orgnnlied in scattered bands that attacked the fortifications of the Spanish army. Little by little they were welded Into a compact army by tho senlus of their leaders. These lenders revealed grent ability, nnd to the people of South America their names nre as dear ns is that of Wash ington to u of North America. Some of them distinguished themselves so greatly ns to mnko their fame world-wide Such was O'HIgclns In Chill, Ilollvnr in Venezuela and Central America, Sucre In Bolivia nnd Peru, Hidalgo In Mexico and San Mnrtin In Argentina. They sacrificed much for the cause. Several were men of large private fortunes who gave nil that they possessed as a sacrifice on the nltnr of liberty. Born rich, O'HIgglni, Bolivar and Sucre died poor. They risked their lives ns well ns their money, and thousands of other men, uow forgotten, died that their conntry might be free Tbclr republics were Just ns ungrateful ns all republics nre traditionally. Hidalgo was killed by Uio Spanish. The other grent men had n worse fate, lielng traduced and vllllled by their compatriots who, nt llrst profusely grateful, afterward yielded to tho Jealousy of rival leaders. It was not until after their death that their compatriots appreciated their greatness Irob ably the same fate Is lu store for Gomez. INSECT FOES IN CUBA. They Are Numerous and Many of Them Are Dangerous. Soldiers In Cuba will havo many pests to contend against. Tho mos quito Is more frequent In Cuba than In Now Jersey nt the height of tho sea son. It Is also a more venomous In sect. Tho nearer you go to tho equator the moro potent tho mosquito liccomcs. Tho Cuban mosquito Is to tho Now Jer sey Insect as a first-class fighting bull to a yearling calf. Thoso who have camped out In Texas will have n modi fied Idea of what to expect In the Cu ban mosquito. Tho worst pest of all Is tho Cuban fly. This Is a black Insect, smaller than the common house fly nnd resembling the black fly of northern woods. It comes lu myriads, buzzes about your eyes and bites savagely. In the neigh borhood of woods It Is present lu such terrlblo swarms that It Is Impossible to sleep without some preparation smear ed on hands nnd face, Thero Is also tho Jejeue, or Cuban lien, which Is extreme ly unpleasant nnd even dangerous.lw cause It seeks to enter tho eyes during sleep. Horses nod cattle suffer terri bly from tho attacks of tho Jejcno on their eyelids. Cuba also harbors tho chigoe, or jig gar flea. Tho femnlo of this Insect has a habit of burrowing Into human flesh and there laying nn enormous mass of eggs. Tho wounds mndo by this Insect. If neglected, will produco n dangerous ulceration. As they attack by prefer- SOME OF CUBA'S enco tho big toe, they are apt to causo lameness, Tho scorpion Is nuothcr Cuban product. This reptile has twelvo feet and Is from five to six Inches long. It terminates lu a long tall, which con tains tho sting. This causes a sovero wound, possibly a fatal ono to a man In Ill-health. Ho who entertains a scor pion unawares will know what It Is to ( have a thankless child. Tho centipede i nli-o piles his numerous nlmblo feet on Cuban fcoll. When ho walks across your flesh you feel as If many red-hot ' needles had been thrust into you nnd lie loaves n trail of venom behind. Thero is a sulllcleney of snakes lu Culm rattlers, moccasins nnd others, Tho commonest snako Ih called tho mnja. Is about ten feet long and venomous, but not ferocious. Tho Head Claqiter. Jacob Scbontng, for forty years head of the cinque at tho Vluenn Opera House, Is dead. Ho knew all the operas cf the repertory by heart, know tho LIBERATORS OF SPANISH AMERICA. mw spMJM'w rKfjjMH strong nnd weak points of all the art ists, nnd held a rehearsal of his subor dinates lu tho afternoon beforo tho production of nn opera, when bo drilled them on tho parts of a production whero their work was to bo put In. WOMEN'S AID IN THEWAR. Relief Association Furnishing Money for Various Purposes. It only costs 2." cents to becomo n member of the Woman's National War Belief Association. For the amount named any woman may sccuro tho prlvllego of signing this pledge: "I, tho undersigned, hereby declare my allegiance to the United States of Amer ica and my deslro to contribute to tho general welfare, health and comfort of the men engaged In the military and naval service of tho republic in the present war." Tho executlvo comtnlttco of tho as sociation Includes n number of society lenders In Now York, Including Mrs. John Jacob Astor, Miss Helen Gould and Mrs. Daniel Lamont. Originally tho plan was to outfit nnd man a hos pital ship with nurses. On applica tion to army and naval officials It was discovered thnt'such a project was Im practicable. Secretary Long, Surgeon General Sternberg of tho army and Burgeon General Ann Ruypen of tho nnvy all advised that tho relief asso ciation collect funds only, which tho authorities would disburse for supplies and nurses ns need demanded. Gensr nl Wesley Merrltt lent his Inflncnce to further tho organization and tho asso- INSECT PESTS. elation promptly devoted Itself to tho collection of money. From tlino to time tho surgeon generals will send n list of the objects for which tho asso- MIIS. AttTOn AND MISS nilUMI. clatlou'x contributions aro expended, s: that tho women may keep In actual touch with every dollar that go.'s to the relief of the wounded as well ns If themselves applying It. Many auxil iaries nro already formed. Tho Ico cream bcasou was Invented for spoony lovers. w-, i "i:ws,lp MfcV DBJuCRC:, A PARING. ESOAPE. Conrict Hides to Freedom on the Belt of a Fly Wheel. Tho most daring and remarkable prison cscapo on record was that of Frank Stendman from San Qucntln, Cal. Stcadmnn was a burglar by pro fession ami a machinist by Inclination. Whllo In San Quentln prison bo was put to work, with other convict. In tho STCADUAH'S DARI50 ESCAPE. engine-room. It was hero that an Idea caino Into his brain that for absolute daring and fearlessness wna typical of tho man. Ho bad noticed ttut overy ovenlng at tbo tlruo tho men working In tho engine room wcro lined up to bo marched away the machinery was stopped at exactly the snmo moment. lie bad observed as well that a window lead ing to an adjacent roof was not far from tbo top of tho big driving belt of tbo engine. From that roof It was possible to reach tho outer wall of tho prison. Beyond tho wnll wus freedom, Apparently tbo window wus beyond nil possibility of being reached. No ladder was to be obtained. Had such a thing been even standing In placo against tho wall, to break from tbo lino and scnlo It with catllko dexterity, although tho work of but a fow sec onds, he well knew would bo futile, possibly fatal. Bullets travel faster than legs, nnd tho guards wcro not bad shots. But desperate deeds demand desperate means. Some minds may work with uu Ingenuity born of de spair, but Stemlmnn's was of a differ ent caliber. Ills plans wcro tho out growth of steadfast optimism. Ho never censed to scheme, ns ho nover ceased o hopo for liberty, Ono day there came to him, ns If by Inspiration, the thought that tho big belt might bo tho means of carrying him to his goal. He found that It was Impossible to count tho revolutions of tho driving wheel, but thero wero lac ings In tho broad belt, which ho was ablo to distinguish as a sort of blur as It passed a given point. For days and days ho counted, and In bis cell at night bo spent bis time In calculations. Ono evening when tho lino bad been formed as usual at tho closo of tbo day's work, and as tho big wheel be gan to loso Its momentum, suddenly a convict sprang from the lino, leaped to tho belt, with outstretched arms grappling both edges of tho broad leather. Ho bad calculated well tho strength that would bo required, for tho terrltle wrench did not loosen his grasp. Outward nnd upward ho swung until ho reached tho topmost point of tho circumference. Tho ulcety of his calculation had reaped Its reward. Tho belt stopped. Ho leaped to his feet, sprang through tho window, nnd was gone beforo convicts or guards had re covered from their nstoulsumcnt. Ho caught up n guard's coat and lint, dropped from tho wnll, and got awny lu tho dusk of tho evening. His ties pernto escape did not profit him, Ho was recaptured und sent back to Sn,n Quentln. After a mau has dropped a few thou sand dollars lu stocks It Is useless to tell him there Is bo moaej In them, Where Llfto Is n Burden to tho Wife. The Bnynnzl, who live nlong the Up per Congo, have a strange custom which makes life a burden to the mar ried women. Brass rods nro Welded Into grent rings round the necks of the wives. Many of these lings worn by the women whose husbands nre well-to-do weigh ns much ns thirty pounds, and this burden must be carried by the wretched creatures ns long ns they live. Some men go to war because they can't get married and some because they can't get n divorce. A woman in Ohio accused her hus band of lea dim: n double life liL-mus,, she discovered ho was twlco ns menu ns she thought him. CHAS. H. MITCHELL, LAWYER 1241-2, No. 79 Dearborn Street, UNITY CUILDINQ, OXZXOAOO. THOS. E. MILCHRIST, Attorney at SUITE 81, 82, 83 HARTFORD BUILDING. Telephone Alain g jo6. TO READERS Cut this out, Inclose; S2, and mall it to tht Eagle) office, with your nam: g a : : 93 : : s g 5: Q : ' 8 I t n 0 Z Z 9 g 0 9" I: ? S w " s : : S : a : : s m "What is tho price of Dobbins' Electric 8oai? 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