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I PRINCE LOUIS NAPOLE
I FIGHTING TH ' jpl ,1*' 0*' . . \. ?^.V AV A^dSas?',* *?? f j 5 ' % W\ &%r' - , ' -V-v ^'"'' Priuce Louis Napolvo.: has been nu (n command of the cavalry division o the Russian Army in Manchuria Prince Louis was born at the Chateai do Meudon, near I\iris, in 1S04. Hi in < !?" ?????/! AM.l vAn?i(Ti-?r cnn rt %n IUC 9CVUUU auu ,Y vuupv % wv.. Prince Jerome Bonaparte (Pton-Plon and Princess Clotilde of Savoy am grandson of Prinoe Jerome. King o Westphalia. When the Franco-Rus Bian alliance was formed he went t< St. Petersburg: atul .ioined the Czar": Army, with the rank of Lieutenant The Czar took a great interest in tin descendant of Napoleon, his advanc< was rapid, he finally being given com tnand of the Empress* Lancers. Princi Louis' life has been purely a militar; one. He is an accomplished linguist and among the many languages hi speaks he is master of French. Italiai W-u w .\iw .Y\ a\ u;w .A\ rv\ ra .v\ rwv ^ 1 VAST DESERT 1 1 GUARDS THIBET I J 5^ rr ^ Forbidden Land Reached Only ^ v',.' After Arduous Journey. w iY fSfc // // 'jrr~ut -rt / ryf'tr -jj rf-rr~jtr-fw Ag Art .\\ na r\\.w.u .w iv\ .\\. ?. w rvi rv\ ^ HIBET ? tue inhospitabl ^ rpo aU(* mysterious land of tin D I O Lamas?is at the presen jf % time occupying the atten ' tion of the Indian Govern nient. Much has been written aboti - ?- 1 J Itne country; ^larveivus nuu iuumu| adventures have been related by trav elers. but, from information obtain?* on the spot, it seems that their imag lnations were responsible for most o the difficulties. Three leave season iwere spent by the writer on the bor tiers of Thibet, and a view of the conn try obtained, and perhaps the time s< epent was not wasted, as a ktiowledg f the language, customs and lay of th land goes a long way to insure th success of any military operations. It is a long walk and a hard one be fore one arrives 0:1 the borderland, am progress is slow, as all baggage has t De carried oy coones. to wuoui a uj.ui.-i of twelve to fifteen miles is a ful day's .work. The road is only a fev feet wide, made up as a rule of larg sharp stones, and often long circuit have to be made, as landslips are o frequent occurrence. A few miles fror the borderland there is almost a coir plete absence of vegetation, owing t the biting winds, which rise at 10 f m. and fade away at 5 p. m. The roa .via Milam is a good example of th land on both siues of the mountain forming the boundary, and is mucus ed by traders. On the way larg flocks of goats and sheep are met, eac carrying its load?I nose coming iroi Thibet carrying salt and those retur:: ing calicoes and Indian tens. On arrival at Mi'am the sahib is a ways met by the Ilae Bahadur, most celebrated personality. He ol tained his title as a reward for service rendered. Disguised as a fakir, li traveled all over the Forbidden Lam making a survey of the country, fr which he has also received reward from several geographical societies Three months he spent in Milam, lean ing the language and customs of t!i country, and ther. commenced hi work, being the vi.-tim of th* ouriou oclv. and those he appeased by utteri:: inaudible devotions and turning b: % . V . . v;.; . ~ *^5_ -== "? I A VIEW OF THE II (The photograph shows a view f overlooking the Harbor of Chemulpo, prayer wheel. His maps, gold wato Iauu uifiinis lie miuio ?iiu uuiui. pride, and be mentions. with a twiuki iu his eye, tfact that explorers ofte remained nearer to the border tba n m. who is e japanese for RUSSIAI t and Russian. To anyone who does not i" know him he is a pure Slav, resembling . greatly the Cossacks, whose fiery eyes i and resoluteness he possesses. Prince ? Louis' trump card is that he is an f officer in the Russian Army. As Rus) sia has become popular in France, his I chances of ascending the throne of the f latter are improved materially. At - the time of the Dreyfus scandal, when > politics was so disturbed, he was cous sidered the most eligible candidate, and was the favorite of the people for 9 the throne of France. He is also the ? favorite of the Empress Eugenie, and - it is said that at; her death he will in9 herit the whole of her immense for ' Tune. rnnce i^quis weuueu int.- mauu Duchess Iieleue, a cousiu of Nicholas * II.. in 1001. l 1) the public to suppose. The first thing j that makes an impression is that the * English pronunciation of Thibet is ; wrong, both syllables being short. The S Bhootiaus are the tribe living on the r i borders, and they are in the habit of ? calling Thibet Boot. Then again it v has another name, being spoken of by [ its own people as Oheea, China being r 1 i * 9 I & ?. A. /, \ . ^ ! J c H I r~ e m p * jrti i3E T 1 ***** 5 &f? / T1511 i I 1NDI Ap. f O A " 11 ^r'BC?<"L) J* : a MAP SKTOS VCrniOX OT o TO.mrrrai AND kdssian T s a o known as Ma-Cbeen. or the bigger li Cheen. Being originally inhabited by u heathens, it is remarkable that it is i- now the most priest-ridden country in the world, and for this the inhabit! ants have to thank an ancient king, a who married two wives?the one a )- princess from Nepal, and the other s from China, and these being of a ree ligious turn or mind introduced their 1. respective creeds? Ilindooism and Bud>r dhism. s It is not generally known that there s. I is a vast desert to the northwest of i- Lhassa, which tlio Ra? Bahadur states 10 is impassably and thus forms another is barrier to that most romantic city, is The marriage customs, to the civilized S mind, seem apt to lead to complic-ais I tio.ns, as the women are polyandrous; ARBOII OF CHEMULPO. i'om the steps of tlio Chemulpo Club, a strategic point in Korea). h but at the same time the superior sex \I have some say In the matter, as they le make the lady confine lier attentions u to the family, the husband's place bein ing taken by his brother when he has id to leave his home to look after his flocks. Ladies are scarce In the land, for tlio simple reason that female | babies do not seem to be very popular, i and the greater number soon vanish. ' ?A British Officer in Black and White, i j 70 5INb ELECTRIC WIRES. I In the matter of binding posts it 1 would seem that there is little room for j I i L -=????? A CLII' WIttB BINDER. improvement over tue standard screw post so universally tispd. However, j says a:i electrical exchange, an inuo- j vation in tlio construction of posts by f which the set screw or set nut is duue away with and the wire is held by the | action of a spring is illustrated by the [ accompanying picture. It is claimed j for this construction that the wire can- j not work or jar loose and that the con- | foot- io n!r?-nv.i incnrorl hor>nncrt r?f thf? I constant pressure exerted by the spring. It is estimated that the wire can be connected or disconnected in one-tenth the time it takes to set a screw post, and the makers say as an 1 advantage that there is no possibility ? of the wire being broken off by the [ process oC binding. c i; COFFEE=POT ! \ INDICATOR If ! i Teil-Tile Water Column in Hamie! h Shows Contents. 1 The water gauge glass on the steam coffee urn of the restaurant is a la- I miliar sight to every business man and woman, who at one time or another. from choice or necessity, patron- ! ize the modern light lunch establish- | | meat. JNew uneans, iameu mr its n?ifee, however, is the home of a novel application of this well-known principle. A Louisiana inventor conceived the idea of combining such a tell-tale column with the handle of a family coffee pot, thereby enabling the cook^ I y n e 3 c i fi e M' ' * ?'1 [ TO33ET AND m KHATON m^narror ASIA.. to gauge tin? exact aunuut of coffee therein. The iilustration shows such an indicator applied to (lie well-known "drip coffee" pot. The handle is hoi i low and contains a glass tube, gradu a ted to correspond with the capacity of the pot at different heights. The user of the pot is able, therefore, to J ^ ' | M a 1 ' GAUOS OF THE COFFEE POT. tell nt a glance how many cups there j are remaining in the put, so that there | can he no excuse for running short I through ignorance of the amount j j available. R:tb1)ils Killed by Foinnn. | An injurious implement for u.?o in the perpetual warfare which the Australians are forced to carry on against the swarms of rabbits which infest that country has lately been ex peri: merited with at Victoria. It consists ! of a yiin-'i'r IWIi'il with poisonous liquid, with a foot-plate attached to it, which is placed in any thickly infested spot. As soon as a rabbit presses the plate it opens a valve which sprinkles the animal with some of the poison. The rabbit then licks the poison off its fur. and the farmer is relieved of one more of his pests. Number of White KlepliantB Caught. A great elephant catche/ is authority for the statement that but twenty-four white elephants have been caugnt since the conimeni.euient of the Christian era.?Lahore ilndia) Tribune. FOUR |?MOR0 tf TOPS. | 2c an.Ei-Soldiurl | In my service as a soldier with Cap- . tain Pershing's column in the Min- i rtatiao campaign of 19()2-."i I had a very | good opportunity to watch the little j Moro lads in thoir games. Their tops , were of peculiar ingenuity aud inter- j est. ! Fig. 1 is a drawing of their simplest : form of top. The Moro lad selects a j piece of hard wood, with smooth and even grain, and proceeds to cut out a block of the material. Then ho grad- j ually works the piece of wood to a ; cone shape, and often devotes several \ hours a day cutting, chipping, smooth- : ing and shaping the top until he gets j it into the form desired. Usually the mahogany wood is used. The boy makes slots in the circum ference of the top and inserts little j ears of wood. When the top is spun ; these ears make humming sounds. The ; point of the top is a bit of metal prop- j erly worked down, and a point ground j thereon. The Moro I:id uses hemp, J rawhide or catgut for his top cords. One curious stylo- of combination toy i Is shown in Fig. 2. It consists of the ! main portion, about which the cord ia j (ymT) j J [round?of hemp, rawhide or catgut? ind the several separate saucer-shaped >arts. These parts are set one in the >ther, and when the top is thrown and ill spin together, the centrifugal force causes the upper saucers to lift and loat off two or three yards before they 'all to the ground. The saucer-like :orms are tediously worked down from lard wood by the boys during the long lours of the day. The Moro boys selSaaHBoJ II 1TU1 WlBBB ^PNI 3om have schools to go to. anil have plenty of time on their hands. Another strange style of Moro top is represented in Fig. 3. It is an egg- | shaped affair, cut out of boxwood material. with a furrow in the middle. The top is spun upon the pointed end of a metal shaft, which runs vertically through it. This is called the fighting top, as the boys use it with great force upon other tops, throwing it so hard as to split them with the point. The "snake top" is represented in Fig. 4. It is made from roots which grow in this form. Much skill is needed to obtain the proper balance. Usually the native lad has the top with him for weeks, working it down, playing with it and adjusting the balance j before he can spin it. The top spins only a little while before it topples over, but I noticod that i Liiir %vuuiig9ici.a uau iuui.tr liiu those awkward, long-necked tops than with any others.?Youth's Companion. A Noisy Elm. Newcomers in Manchester whose path lies across Concord Common are I seen to cast anxious eyes in the direc- I * tion of an elm which has the most excruciating sort of a creak whenever tlie wind swings around into the northwest and gets up unusual speed. The noise made by the disturbed elm has a very ominous sound, and one who doesn't know the habits of the tree cannot be blamed for getting out from under it when it strikes up its music. As a matter of fact, however, this tree Lias squeaked and groaned and alarmed strangers for twenty years or more. Time and time again has some uninformed individual notified the Street Department of a dangerous cracked elm in the northeast corner of the Common, but the old residents know all about the tree's fondness for making a noise, and they never think of taking the matter seriously.?Manchester (N. ID Union. Suicide Wind. In Brazil and other parts of South America the natives know and fear a certain condition of the air, which they call "suicide wind." It is not a superstition, but an actual condition of the atmosphere which seems to drive poo [Jiv. luaunvo.^ uuu uuiiHg lift vuiilllluance self-inflicted deaths are numerous. Criminologist and scientists all over the world are interested iu this peculiar atmospheric influence, which is indicated by a soft, moist, w.srm air that settles heavily on the e.irrh. Oil In Trinidad. On the Island of Trinidad oi' is found amid a huge tropical vegetation, and is said to be of first-cluss illuminating power. A Canadian company is ex plotting tue ueiu. it is iiuenueu to build a pipeline, by means of which the oil will be convoyed to the harbor of Port of Spain. SIMMS OF THE lEKj WASHINGTON ITEMS. Fosir old war monitors have boetv j ' <>,(]. riic .1 a so 11 ana Aauunt tor i to 15. L. Hunt, of Melrose: the j l.ohiyh to R. P. Potter, of Fall River. | 1 for $12.0T)2t nml the Montnuk to Frank ( Sempel, of Philadelphia, for $12,059. Senators Penrose and Fnlton and j Representative Brown, of Wisconsin, ouferred with the President in regard to Indian nHairs, especially with i reference to the provisions of a bill now pending. The IIoUso. by a vote of l.?>0 to 123. Passed the bill to enable the Philippine Government and the municipalities of the islands to i?sue bonds for local improvements and to aid in the construc- | tion of railroads. Stanislas fiutowski, attache of the j Russian Embassy, Rave a dinner, when [ the guests included the Russian Am- i bassndor. Miss Roosevelt, daughter of ! the President, and Countess Cassini. OUR ADOPTED ISLANDS. The Republican territorial conven- j tion of Honolulu. Hawaiian Islands. Ins instructed for President Roosevelt. Governor Carter and Jonah K. Ivilanianaole are among the delegates selected. The United States auxiliary cruiser Buffalo nnd the torpedo lioat flotilla, commanded by Lieutenant Chandler, have arrived at Cavite. Thousands of men employed in cigar factories and in brewing establishments, nt Manila, in the Philippines. | united In a demonstration recently i against the proposed measures to se- j cure internal revenue. Captain Cutler, lighthouse inspector , for Porto Rico, sailed for New York, He is under a $500 bond to appear before the United States Commissioner for assaulting a sailor belonging to the tug Nina. Commissioner Anderson has asked the court to declare the bond forfeited, and to issue a warrant for the re-arrest of Captain Cutler. Captain David P. Wheeler and Corporal Percy Heyvelt. of the Twenty second Infantry, while reconnoitring the Moro works along the Taraca River, in the Lake Lanao district of the Island of Mindanao, were stabbed iu the abdomen and died later. DOMESTIC. While the members of the fire department at Tiiton, N. H., were at a dnace a fire in the Morrison Woolen Mills practically destroyed the plant. The loss is -^iXJ.OOO. Three hundred hands are thrown out of work. William Huddle and Mis. Minnie O'Rourke, who were arrested at Portland. Me., by the Federal authorities, are alleged to be members of a gang of burglars which has been operating recently in rural postoffices in Maine. Mr. and Mrs. .T. C. Stone were found dead in each others' arms at their room in a lodging house at Ogdon. Utah. It is believed by the police that the woman poisoned her husband and then herself. "Jim" Jenkins, a negro, was hanged at Moultrie, Ya., on hie thirtieth birthday, for the murder of a woman last August His last request was that he be given a birthday dinner, and this was granted. Albert A. Ames, former Mayor of Minneapolis, Minn., was arrested ou an indictment charging him w.ith accepting a bribe December 15, 1901, from Bessie Lee. The indictment is similar to the one upon which he was Drst arraigued. At the trial of Roeski, the car barn Dandit, at cmcago, in., uusiav swore that he, and not Roeski, tired the shot in the murder for which Roeski is on trial. The witness asserted that at the time of the murder he was trying to kill Roesklv because he was suspicious that Roeski would betray the other bandits to the police. Alleging that General Bell, Captain Wells and members of the Colorado National Guard serving under them at Telluride, are only waiting for a reasonable excuse to slay him, President Charles H. Meyer, of the Western Federation of Miners, has applied for an original writ of habeas corpus from the Supreme Court of the State. Judd B. Haynes, arrested on a charge of forgery, escaped from the jail at Venice, 111., after crushing aged Jailer Albert Seibert'u skull with a hammer. Haynes took the keys, unlocked the Jail and fled. A mob surrounded the jail at Central City, Col., and demanded that the Sheriff turn over to them Azel D. Galbraitli, the self-confessed murderer of his wife and nine-year-old boy. Sheriff Cody, who had armed about twenty deputies with rifles, announced that'he would kill any man who attempted to enter me j<ui, uiiu ims seeimu iv vuov-u. the mob. FOREIGN. The British submarine torpedo boat Al. Thich was sunk near the the Nab lightship., off the Isle of Wight, resulting in the death o" her crew ! df-eleven officers and men, was raised j and towed into the harbor of Ports- i mouth. In the British House of Commons ! Mr. Arnold-Forsler, Secretary of State I for War.# said that the Mad Mullah j had been routed and operations in British Somaliland Lad been discontinued. A dynamite outrage, directed against Professor IvanotT, of the Fine Arts Academy, has occurred iu Moscow. He found a bomb under his bed and a letter sentencing him to death. The newspapers of Lisbon, Portugal, numbering twenty-one, have decided to cease publication, owing to the demand of the compositors for higher wages. A cable report, received at the Foroffina of Purls Friince. savs the i imperial palace in Seoul, Korea, was completely destroyed by lire. The lire began in the evening and lasted throughout the night. The Emperor and his suite succeeded in escaping. According to a dispatch received from Windhoek, Gorman Southwest Africa, a captain, a tirst lieutenant and six mc-n were killed and a lieutenant and seven men severely and five men slightly wounded in a battle with the Ilereros at Okatumba, Live miles southwest of Katjapia. The Mad Mullah, .ladji Mohammed Ben Abdullah, who has been engaged in a campaign against the Kritisi in Somaliiand, has escaped into Italiar territory. There was a dynamite outrage at tin , Hotel du Nord, at St. Petersburg. Itus rm._ 1-ill.Ml tin son ?V blU. 1 in; i;.\|jnifnMi u ..... ? General KazfikotV. Another man was also killed and on his body incriminat infC documents and plans were found. A crater has L'ormed on the top o: La Saviln Hill, at Saliuaye, Mexico about five miles ?rom that place, anc that sand and hot rock are beinj thrown out. The eruptions are accorn papled Ul subterranean noises,,.. : DEMOCRATS IN SESSION | I State Convention at Albany Instructs For Parker. * i Iremendou* Applause Greets .lame of i Chief Jud[?e?United Rnle Adopted ?Uliret Made ? Delegate. Albany. N. T.?The Democratic State ! convention, which met in this city, j adopted resolutions, by a vote of 301 j to 149. to instruct the delegates of the i Empire State to the Democratic Na- ' tional convention to be held at St. ! Louis on July 5. to vote for Chief | Judge Alton B. Parker, of Esopus, j Ulster County, for President. The i unit rule was adopted. The Parker legion performed valiant ! acts in the gallery. They came from I Ulster County, had strong lungs, and ; roared out cheer upon cheer for the Esopus chieftain. Tne Democrats, including Daniel M. Carupau, of Michigan, who have come , here to ascertain the real sentiments ; of the State, either for or against Judge i Parker, had seats on the platform. m 1 rt c< ? iu I r ieutriictw oiuuiuu, v^uuiiujuu ui , the Commit'ee on Credentials, read i his report, and the seating of (Jeorge 1 Weed's delegates from CiTnton was up- : roariously cheered. Sehraub was in- j terrupted by the entrance of Charles j F. Murphy, of Tammany, accompanied by Bourke Cockran. and the convention broke out in a tumult of cheers. George Raines was made permanent Chairman of the convention, on motion of Assemblyman George M. Palmer. Senator P. H. McCanen got a roar I of cheers as he stepped upon the stand | to read his report on the platform to j be adopted by the convention. When Senator McCarren summoned the Democracy of New York State and announced that they desired the nomination for President of the United States of Alton B. Parker, the great convention broke out in a storm of cheers, which was the great event of the day. Secretary Mason called the roll of delegates in the convention. The Democratic system is different from that in a Republican State convention. In a Democratic State convention the name of every delegate is called, while in a T?annhlif:in Stn)-f?pr>nrf>nf-irm thi* fnnntv only is called. So that a Democratic i State convention has an opportunity ! to applaud its favorites, and in this : way, as the roll call proceeded. The delegates, alternates and elec- j tors at Ifcrge selected by the convention i were as follows: Delegates at Large? I David B. Hill, of Albany; Edward | Murphy. Jr., of Rensselaer: George . Ehret. of New York, and James W. | Ridgway, of Kings. Alternates at , Large?Charles N. Bulger. Oswego; W. 1 Caryl Ely. Niagara; Cornelius H. Ack* j erman, of Broome, and Francis Bur- ; ton Harrison, of New York. Electors ; at Large?James T. Woodward, of New , York, and Harry Payne Whitney, of | New York. Tho selection of Mr. Ehret in place of August Belmont was the compromise reached by the opposing Hill and Murphy forces. COINAGE RECORD SMASHED. Philadelphia Mint Turned Out $11,302,GOO in One Week. Philadelphia. Pa.?The enormous output of gold coinage at the Philadelphia mint continues at a rate which surpasses all previous records. Since February 0. up to April 16, there has been coined $60,180,390 in ."520 gold pieces. The coinage during the week beginning Monday, April 11, and ending on Saturday, April 16. inclusive, aggregated $11,302,600 in fe:ld, an average of nearly $2,000,000 per day. On the last day of this record breaking week the coinage was $2,500,000, also a record breaker. The weight of the gold to produce this one week's coinage was more than forty-two tons. This vast coinage of gold in so short a time, it was announced at the mint, has never been equaled by the mints of any other nation, nor by auy mint in this country. w GOVERNOR DEFIES A COURT. Peabody, of Colorado. Will Not Obey a Habeas Corpus Writ in Labor Row. Denver. Col.?Governor Peabody, af lfc?r U CUUll-fldU.-t? wuu auuiuQ-ucunai Miller, Attorney John Waldron and General Bell, decided that he would not produce President Charles H. Moyer, of the State Federation of Labor, before the Supreme Court, as directed by the writ of habeas corpus. He will assert that it will be unsafe to produce Moyer. General Bell, who returned from Telluride, hurled anathemas against Judges, courts and lawyers in general and against Judge Thoron Stevens, of Ouray, in particular. Bell wants the Supreme Court to take up all the labor questions arising through the military invasion and settle once and for all time the status of the Governor's authority. Bulgarians Fight Turks. Serious lighting has taken place between Turks and Bulgarians at f.ipa, near Denllr Kami fa valley of the Var dar, sixty-two miles from Saionica), Turkey. Many were killed on both sides. Kills Man With Mis Fist. John Morgan was struck and knocked down by his son-in-law, Jefferson Jaiues, in Norfolk County. Virginia. In falling Morgan's head struck au obstruction and he died at once. Bank Robber Shot Dead. While attempting to rob the True Reformers' Bank, at Richmond. Va., Emmet Stewart was shot dead. Colonel Marchand Arrested. Colonel Marchand, the hero of the ' rashoda affair, because of his open ! letter, was placed under arrest at j I'aris, France. lie will be confined j for thirty days. His letter of resigna- ; lion will not be considered until his punishment has expired. Colombian Insurgent Captured. The Colombian insurgent Castillo, | who had landed with a few men at Ju- i rado. in Darien. was captured by Captain Torras and brought to Panama. Miscellaneous News Notes. The University of Missouri is going '< tn insfall a chair of noultrv. Ilaverford College will send a team of cricketers to England in June. Africander is being prepared at the Gra?esend track for the #30,000 stake race at St. Louis. In Indiana the total number of establishments which employ union labor is 0G1, giving work to 01.133 mcu. ' Organizers of the International Seamen's Union of America are in New Orleans La. vvorkimr for the forma tion of 3 new J oca J u?>?n of spaui???- | ' / ' I ' "--31 THE' GREAT DESTROYER' : ?? V aurvit a I ?n I L'NLi rAOia ?ouur THE VICE OF INTEMPERANCE. sH Poctn : The Potential Drop?A I.ln? oC 1'roventlon la Worth More Than A Hawiter of Ileacue? Beat Hope Factory 1.* the Home. A little drop of drink May males bright eyc3 grow dim; A little drop of drink Takes the* manhood oat of him; A little drop of drink Brings "the wolf" to many a door; * A little drop of drink TVTil.'flc Ivita Hip flnnr* ^ v"v -wvr ?vv?, ' ^ A little drop of drinlc Takes tlie money frgm the bank; A little drop of drink Bring3 down the highest rank; A little drop of drink Sinks the man below the brute; A little drop of drink Brings forth but sorry fruit; r* Hi A little drop of drinkPonder it, neighbor, well? A little drop of drink Can bring a soul to hell! ?Temperance Advocate. Lesson* From a Rope Manufactory. Some years ago the writer visited a rope manufactory, and was amazed, to discover the wonderful machinery by which material could be twisted so solidly and the . finished product wound upon a large reel. There were different sizes of ropes; some to make ladders, up which on tallest masta nimble sailors could climb; some for 'huge anchors, and others for towing heavily; laden barges. In that shop I was confronted with an -1 i. ti.a ac eiuqueut stTiuuii. 1 uc u^v ui tuc ujjci?" . tor, while t,wisting both small and heavy ropes, seemed to a superficial mind dull and monotonous, but when the service rendered to commerce and humanity was considered his occupation increased in importance. Supplied with ropes he made waa the vessel tossed up and down upon the billowy deep, with her captain standing near upon the storm-swept bridge giving orders to cast out'the anchors. How anxious that crew lest the boiling surf and the tremendous-strain should break the cables. What if the ropes should part? What if a single strand should yield? What if there should be some defect in the hemp grown on the farmer's land? What if in. the intricate processes the sharp knives of the machinery had cut the raw product? <>; How glad wheu the hawser proved its power to resist the rough elements, and extolled the virtues of the operator 3000 miles distant still twisting his ropes. Here is a rone which is probably destined to go to the life-saving station to become attached to the bomo, shot from, pneumatic gun and carry its. life-line io the hand of some shipwrecked sailor. That line is fastened to a strong oaken timber and the mariners eagerly haul through the yeasty waters a surf Doat or breeches buoy, into which they step and are drawn ashore. o'.'Jy! The ropemaker went home from the shop * ? " 1- 1 C Vuif in: i WHn selling UaUK. <UIU wcaijr liamv, .yu. the morning, when he read that the life-line he had twisted had rescued 100 noble souls from a terrible fate, he forgot . '--I his cramped sphere and humble employment and was amply repaid. The ropes spoke to me not only of the rescue of imperilled seamen as they coasted along the 10,000 miles of shores and indentations, but they showed that there were, ropes of prevention to keep the vessel in port safely anchored, while the storm roared outside the bar. How sad to contemplate that the cemeteries have premature burials and chiseied monuments, which ought never to have been dug by spade or smoothed by chisel. If a rope o? moral prevention had been invited, 60,000 inebriates would have been spared from * tumbling with swift and awful descent into Dante's inferno, and instead might have been educating their children, providing for their families atopl cheering their wives, whom they vowed to protect and inspire. A line of prevention is worth more than a hawser of rescue. Transform the character of the saloon's expected crop of boy? by helping them acquire an appetite for such kinds of food and drink as made Daniel immortal, and the signs over the "houses of death" will be supplanted for signs of grocer, baker, butcher, merchant and other honorable callings. As of the saloon so of other gigantic iniquities. Prevention will kill them fast and sure. The best rope factory is tho home, where family altars rise and Christian devotion is sustained.?Ram's Horn, j ' Recognizes, Their Worst Foe. ' An incident recently occurred at a labor union meeting in Indianapolis that shows in what light many laboring men view the saloon, "the poor man's club." Prior to the recent State election in Indianapolis at a meeting of the Central Labor Union a committee appeared from tho Knights of Fidelity, the saloonkeepers' organization, and asked the members of the yCentral Labor Union not to sign remonstrances against the granting of licenses, and to pass a resolution or motion advising all union men to assume such position. * The committee had respectful hearing, apd two members spoke favorably to their request. Then David McClure, of the Carpenters' Union, got the floor and said: "I think it is a shame that any one should get up to attempt to bind the members of organized labor from signing these remonstrances against the hell holes in this town. Liquor drinking is a curse to many laboring men, and you all know it. It should be left to a man's own conscience whether he signs one of these petitions or not." After such a scathing reply as this it did ^ rot taue tne memoers ot mc umUi. ?>, decide not to entertain the motion and thus leave each man '?> decide for himself. In many other unions of laboring men there are those who realize that in the liquor traffic they have the worst foe to their advancement and the welfare of Iheir families. , Drinking Fountains. John Fitzpatrick, organizer of the Federation of Labor, calls attention to the need of drinking fountains for men in Chicago in order that it will not be necessary for them to enter saloons to quench their thirst.. He declares that drink is the curse of the working man, and that the complaints of the wives and the pleading of children of workingmen have made such an impression upon him that?while not desiring to pose as a temperance reformer ?he would like to do something to abate the drink craze among the laboring population. "The City Council of Chicago could not do better," says a leading Chicago paper in this connection, "than to put a drinking fountain in front of every saloon." An Interesting War. The war on alcohol in France is very interesting. Increasing use of strong drink lias ailected the grow th of Frenchmen so thut^ the army is deteriorating. The men of Normandy, once the most stalwart, are now becoming degenerate. The sale of distilled liquors is forbidden to soldiers, and the men are severely punished for drunkenucss. Fotil Tor Thought. If is reported that Andrew Carnegie lias Offered to ana ren per cent. u? mc oi all the employes on h:s estates in Scotland who will abstain from use of alcoholic li.-uoid. This he can well a fiord to do. A Congrogation'fi Pleilgrn. The entire congregation, 1200 in number, of the Holy .Saviuur lloman Catholic Church, of Wilkesbarre. Pa., took the total abstinence pledge for one year afier a recent .Sunday service. Last year ^ 1009 pledged themselves, and it is said all kept the pledge faithfully. UnfermeutPil "Whip. The Presbytery of Kalr.masoc, Mich., at its annual meeting adopted strong resolutions urging the use of unfermenied wineat communions, and asking the General Assembly of the Preshyreriftn Church toinclude a temperance department in every ' 1 1 u.. ii J?_ ounaay-scnooi paper puuiwucu uy tuc u.^ nomination.