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Just Elected Trustee of the London CARhS FOR HIS EMPLOYES. I!i((iii Merchant Him u I'ntvriiul S tent that Works Ailuilrulily. Then I a now sort of post In tin so t'hil economy of the business world waiting to ho tilled, ami tho only ditll eulty Is that tlnw far no ono can he round to occupy It adequately. The lot Is a private secretaryship of novel duties, and the man or woman who takes It must In great measure orig inate his or her own work. What In more luiortant N that In all likelihood a demand will within a year or so arise for many other people to perform Just the came duties for other concerns. A Boston department store proprietor wants a secretary to do nothing hut keep In close touch with his working people and arrange plans for their BOOll. l'reclsely what the duties of this sec retary, male or female (the proprietor docs not care which), shall he Is no Mated, for the reason that this proprle tor does not know himself. All In wants Is to have the Interests of hi employes, Inside his building and on' ililo of It, cared for hy an expert, wh will give his entire time to studylu the needs and pleasures of these peo pie. For such services ho Is willing t pay yearly up to .s'U.r.OO, and If hi lltids the right person he may pnsibl. pay more. No one siiltnlile has yei appeared, however, despite the tact that he has placed the matter In the hands of Hie League for Social Ser vice, whoso chiefs, Dr. William II. Tolman and Dr. Jolnh Strong, have made a specially of 'Social engineer lug," and have full practical knowlodgi of the Improvements In and tho regon oration of factories and stores. This now variety of secretary will have to become acquainted with all that the plouvcr hi factory and stole Improvement Von Market), In Delft. Holland; Lever. In Liverpool; Cndbury. Just outside of Birmingham, and the Wllllamses, the drop forgers In Brook lyn, for example are doing for their employes. Ho or alio will haveito start lulu of the working people, devise plans for luncheon rooms and lounging rooms ami do a thousand and one things of that sort. More than all else, this secretary must hecome tho friend nf each man and woman employed, and ii friend of tholr families. Tact, execu tive ability and the power of orlglna Hon are tho qualities most of all re quired. Hut ehlelly the 'Social secre tary" must devUe of himself what should he done. He will have to stand In a curious position for theso times, a man In tho pay of tho proprietor and yet the cloip friend of tho employes. In this remarkable way It Is this store owner's Idea to hind nil Interests close ly together. Dr. Tolman regards tho plan as a highly Interesting and novel Idea. "I know of only two people I could rec ommend for tho post, however," ho cays, "and I am sure that neither of thco would leave what he Is doing to accept. Hut It Is a splomlM opportu nity for tho loan or woman who Is lltted for it. The colleges should take up training men and women for such work as this." Now York Tribune. SALARIES OF CLERGYMEN. "What Catholic J'rlcU Arc I'.ilil In Tlila Coiintrj. Regarding tho salaries of Catholic priests, tho Now York Herald says in mi article treating of tho salailes of clergymen: American clergymen of all denominations are suppoited directly by their congregations, ami It follows that the wealthier tho parishioners the more salary tho pastor Is likely to receive. To this general rule, however, there nro somo notublo exceptions. Thus, tho Itomnn Catholic pi lost re mhos a tlxed nmoiint, no matter how rich his congregation may he. Somo priests obtain a salary of Sl.-OO a year, but the usual salary of a priest work liiglu ncltyisyi.ooo.andlu tho country It rarely e.ceeds $S00. True, thero aio priests laboring In somo largo cities whoso stipends nro much less than $1,000, and there r.ro priests In homo exceptionally populous conntrydlstrlcts who rccelto much more thou ?S0O, hut theso nro exceptional eases. The salaries of priests and other clergymen, however, nro by no means a llxed quantity, and this Is doubtless the rca- O. LOWDEN. Guarantee and Accident Company. sou why no records of them are publish ed. In the Catholic church all the other expenses must be defrayed berere the priest receives his snlary, and If the total nmouiit contributed does not suf llco for nil purposes he has to suffer. If. on the other hand, thero Is a large sur plus, he derives no benefit therefrom, for ho cannot accept a larger salary than Is prescribed by his bishop. The same principle regulates the payment of salaries to the higher church dig nitaries. Thus Archbishop Corrlgan derives his salary from a tax which Is levied each year on every Itomnn Cath olic church lu Ids diocese. Ills Held of labor being exceptionally Important, his salary Is relatively large, certainly much larger than that of n western bishop, for example, whoso diocese is smaller and less wealthy. If these higher dignitaries, as u rule, receive fairly good salaries, it must bo remem bered that they are almost always un der heavy expenses and are practically hound to spend a good deal of money each year for charitable purposes. In deed, the Mime statement applies lu n ncustire to all clergymcu who receive mliirlcs thai seem at first glanco (o bo llsproportlonately largo when com pared with those that are paid to other clergymen. For example, clergymen living lu New York city, and especially thoso of tho Protestant Episcopal church, receive larger salaries than those which are paid to their country brethren, and mainly for two reasons first, because the cost of living lu New York city Is much greater than lu the country, and, second, becnuso many more charitable appeals which cannot bo disregarded nro nuido to clergymen In this and nil other large cities than are made lu the country. MATRIMONY LESSENS CRIME. Fewer MiirrU'il tlimi rilimlc .Men Are TruiiNurvNHiirH of I lie l,uv. F. Prluxlug has contributed a statis tical study of this subject. According to his study, property rights nro more generally respected by tho married than the single. Tho married man does not commit the graver offenses against properly, such as robbery mid fraud, mi much as tho less dangerous crimes, such as receiving stolen goods, breaking the laws of trade and public health and bankruptcy. Men who nro married at an early ago (1'ioin 18 to L") offend ngalnst property more- often than the unmarried of the sunioiigoiind than married men who nro older. This Is probably explained by tho pressure of family expenses. Offenses against morality, except, of course, bigamy, and, for some reason, Incest, are far more common among unmarried men a fact that was to bo expected. Of fenses against human life are more frequent among tho immarrled, though tho disproportion Is not so great as lu tho matter of the rights of properly. It Is interesting to note that tho crim inality of widowers decreases with ad vaiielug years, although this Is prob ably true of all men, Widowers, how over, contribute u greater share of crime between tho nges of .'SO and ."u than either of the other classes. This may be nn argument either for or against marriage, according to the point of view. Widowers are espe cially prone to murder, Incest, false accusation and false witness. They stand (list in till classes of crime ami their offenses against property are noteworthy, lu extenuation of widow ers It may bo claimed that tho loss of the wife lends to deiiioralh:atlou both lu mind and lu domestic alVnlrs ami removes an liilluenco that Is evidently salutary In the majority of men. Ac cording to theso statistics the longer a man Is married tho nioio law-abldlug ho becomes. This may bo accounted for not only by tho benign lutlucneo of matrimony, but also by tho fact that tho burden of married life Inci dent to the larger birth rate at that time and the liuaiichil stiolts of the parents Is greater In the early years than It Is later. This Is Indicated by the fiu't that tho rale of offenses against property falls olf rapidly with advancing years among the imiriled. -Medical .loiiriinl. An old bachelor hays that homo women nro born foolish, some achieve folly and the rest marry fools. THE CHICAGO JESjUlOXjE. VOTERS OF CHICAGO! The Gas Trust uses Chicago's streets and pays absolutely nothing for them. On the contrary, it charges the city $1 per 1,000 feet for all the gas, it uses, and the city pays the pricel When the People's Gas Company made gas out of coal it employed 700 men at good wages. It now makes gas out of oH.and employs about 40 men in 1he new process. Four gallons of oil cost 3-4 of a cent a gallon and make 1,000 feet of gas, which nets $ I when sold to the people. The Gas Trust shows the European noblemen, whose money it handles, that some things can be bought here cheaper than they can in Europe Legislatures, for instance. The Chicago managers of the Gas Trust are at the bottom of several other trusts that control the people's food supply. The Gas Trust will soon be able to starve the people or keep them in darkness, as it sees fit. You know who your Senators and Representatives are, and if you are not sure whether they were bribe-takers or not, just ask some one. Everybody knows the grafters, but the people have been too lenient with them. The time has come for the people to strike bribery, and strike it hard. If it is not re buked now your lives arid your liberties will be sold before you know, it I The Hospitals, Orphan Asylums, Charitable Institutions (both public and private), and all Churches, Schools and Institutions of Learning are the especial prey of the Gas Trust. The Gas Trust has a perpetual monopoly, thanks to the infamous Consolidation and Frontage Bill it purchased at Springfield. Is there no remedy? The Gas Trust robs the Soldiers' Widow., It robs the Orphan. It robs the Aged. It en joys a perpetual monopoly as the result of bribery. Is there no recourse? TOPICS OF THE TIMES. A Florida man has Just succeeded lu hutching an ostrich egg lu nu Incubnlor. This s the llrst successful effort of the kind In this country, though It has often been tried lu California. It took forty one days for tho bird to come through. The Charleston, S. C News and Courier mentions that a sign rending "Progress Is Our Motto" has been dis played for many years lu a store on one of the principal streets of that city which has for ten years past been vacant. A s. stom Is to bo established lu Phil adelphia whereby teachers will bo given permission to take their classes for one lmlf day, once or twice a year, to Fair mount Park and to the zoological gar dens, such visits to bo regarded as a part of the tegular class duties. In the Traii-vnal .Inly and August nro the midwinter uiuiiUh, October, No vemhor and December constitute spring and summer sets In shortly after Christ mas, .lauuary Is the hottest mouth and July the coldest. The thermometer sel dom goes over Ml degrees or under i.'.". The now finds of Iron ore In the Me nominee region of Fppor Michigan have so upset all calculations about tho kinds of rock that ought to yield Iron that It Is now deemed probable that largo de posits are yot to bo found and that moro metal is stowed away thero than any body supposed. All tho exterior of tho great .Sncro Coour church lu Moiitmartre has been completed and the scaffoldings -which have marked tho hill for so inauy years v will be nooii tnken down. Ro fnr the church has cost about .il,.ri00,000 and as much moro will bo needed beforo tho decoration H finished. Oottysburg Is now the most carefully marked battlefield In tlio world, Though tho iiumlH'r of men engaged on both sides was HI0.0U0, the position of every reghnent, battery and hquadron has been accurately located. In addi tion to monuments, stones hnve been set to define actual positions. Japanese newspapers are published lu Hrooklyii, San Francisco and Honolulu and Jnpaucso magazines at Sacramento and Los Angeles. They nro either lith ographed or produced by somo niiinl folding process. Japanese Journalism ut home, as well as abroad, 'follows American models In general. In Huston tho other day u iiinu who had been arrested on n charge of non support was fined &!u and his neglected wife secured his release by paying thnt amount. Under the provision of tho law relatlvo to such cases, whleh pro vides for tho payment of tho amount of tho husband's lino to tho wife, how over, tho sum was promptly refunded to tho woman and the pair left tho court rejoicing. In Newark, N. .T ono of tho churches has added greatly to lis popularity hy allowing three of tho prettiest girls In I ho congregation to act as ushers. The young ladles do their work well and they have no trouble lu seating tho con gregation swiftly mid noiselessly, Young men llko tho church and thero Is always a largo sprinkling of this cle ment, which Is not always easily drawn f :. " rA vA, 2S Uf w to a place of worship. Olrl ushers nro to lio Introduced lu some of the Now Y-jrk churches. Only 1,000,000 out of 780,000,000 of registered United States bonds now outstanding nro owned by nonresidents of this country. Thero nro about 25, 000,000 of coupon bonds outstanding of which no record of ownership Is kept, but thero Is reason to supposo that a larger proportion of these than of tho registered bonds Is held abroad. The record shows how thorough has been tile foreign liquidation of American se curities In recent years. Viewing the Dewey nrch In New York from the north, one of tho most promi nent thing In sight Is the huge adver tisement of one of Ootliam's depart ment Mores, which looms up boldly lu tho background. Of the r.0,000 views of tho nrch which have been taken by professional and iiinateiir photograph ers, It Is fair to assume that half, or LTi.ooo, wero miiipimmI from tho north, nud each of theso pictures necessarily contains the "ad" of the department store, Seven years ago Hernnrd Hrowster, of (Irafton, W. Va established n II brary lu that town nud equipped It with 1,000 books, and In order to make them more durable the donor had the volumes bound lu thin sheet Iron cov ers. Tho latest report of tho librarian shows that nil of' tho books aro still lu good condition, notwithstanding the fact that each 1ms passed through the hands of 350 readers and not ono penny has becu spent for repairing tho' bind lugs. ' t tv -v, y-t I iBajajajajajajajajajajajajajW l . - f ' t w' I .JV, V ? Kvnry Inuli a Hu tun. The Into Sultan of Morocco, Mulal Hassan, was otie nf the most striking figures of tho Oriental world. Standing about six feet three Inches, he was dark lu face, having, though a descend ant of Mohammed, some negro blood. Ills clothes, says the author of "A Journey lu Morocco," were spotless white, made llko thoso worn by ordin ary tribesmen, but of liner stuff. Colors ho uover wore, nor Jewelry, except n silver ring with a largo diamond. Once I a uinu asked him for this as a keepsake. lie half drew It off, but replaced It, saying with a quiet smile; "No, I will keep It, but you cnu Imvo Its value lu money, If you choose," His clothes ho never wore moro thnn a day, and his servants claimed them as perquisites, so that his wardrobo must have been pretty extensive, even for a king. Upon n Journey, ho carried almost nil his possessions packed on camels, and when lu need of amusement lie would sny to u servant, "Bring mo tho tele scope tho Helglnn minister gnvo mo ten years ago," or "tho wateeh tho Queen of England sent mo," and tho unlucky man to whom ho spoke had to produce tho article, If ho unpacked a hundred camels lu the search. I'rof, ra to Fight at Son. A Kansas soldier puf It this way: "Next tlmo I light for my couutry I'm thinking thnt I'll do It by sen. "i'wlxt tho navy aud army there's Just tho dif forcuco of walklUB'i 'twlxt sleepln' In bed aud on'tho ground; 'twlxt bavin' a square meal and only something to eat. You'vo got to keep scrnppln' ov'ry day on laud, at less'u day's wages, while you're always guessing when the bos pltnl Ml get you. On sen there's Just one big set nil ami you go down or you stiiy up. It' It's up you have your din ner same us usual, mid you can swing In your hammock while the army sweats." Month ol' Madness. Contrary to the general opinion, more people go mad during tho summer months than lu the usually gloomy and dull mouths of November. December nud January, when times are bad and the general conditions appear more conducive to Insanity. Not only lu this country, but also lu many others. It Is found that more people go mad during May, June and July than during any other portion of the year, nud that sui cide which Is duo to some form of In sanity Is nlso more prevalent during the summer. A Fumotm Kugle. The eagle which originally decorated tho stern of the famous schooner yacht America which llrst won what Is now known ns tho America Cup Is now tho sign of the Itoynl Kaglo Hotel at Hyde, Isle of Wight, overlooking tho sceno of tho vessel's triumph over her En glish competitors in J8.11. A spinster of uncertain yenis who re cently married u man named Hope speaks of him ns tho Hopo long de ferred. Second thoughts nro best unless the happen to be second-hand taougutM ,: l -fe2V2fiii: sh'mmMorkM f-t-'H' M.iu.,fc,.fttf.