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Volume xxiii.
Helena, Montana, Thursday, November 21, 1889.
5 1
^Vlilceldn Jerald.
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«"All communications should be addressed to
FISK BROS., Publishers,
Helena, Montana.
Once in Persia reigned a king.
Who upon his signet ring
Graved a maxim true and wise.
Which if held before the eyes,
Gave him counsel at a glance '
Fit fer every change and chance,
Solemn word, and these are they:
"Even this shall pass away."
Trains of camels through the sand
Brought him gems from Sumarcand;
Fleets of galleys through the seas
Brought him pearls to match with these,
But he counted not his gain
Treasures of the mine or main;
"v\ hat is wealth?" the king would say,
"Even this shall pass away."
In the revels oi his court
At the zenith of the sport,
When the palms of all his guests
Burned with clapping at hts jests.
He, amid his tigs and wine.
Cried: "Oh, loving friends of mine!
Pleasure comes, hut not to stay;
Even this shall pass away."
Fighting on a furious field.
O».ce a javelin pierced his shield ;
Soldiers with a loud lament
Pofe him bleeding to his tent;
Groaning from his tortured side,
"Pain is hard t > bear," lie cried,
"But with patience day by day—
Even this shall pass away."
Towering in the public square,
Twenty cubits in the air
Rose his statue carved in stone.
Then the king, disguised, unknown,
Stood Itefore his eculptured name,
Musing merely: "What is fame?
Fame is but a slow decay—
Even this shall pass away."
Struck with palsy, sere and old,
Waiting at the gates of gold,
Said he, with his dying breath:
"Fife is done but what is breath?"
Then in answer to the king
Fell a sunbeam on his ring,
Showing by a heavenly ray—
"Even ttiis shall pass away."
You asked me to draw just a sketchy plan
Of w hat I would do if I were a man.
1 suppose, In that case, I might appear
With the same tiny faults you have, my dear;
But now, looking on from my vantageof ground,
I can correct some errors I'd step around.
I would not (this dee« not apply to you)
Be to myself or my comrade untrue.
Or shrink the soul of friend or of wife
With a lion mot stirred from the loss of life,
Or slyly thing but the better of fate.
If some soul was hurled from Its high estate.
I would not yield to that brain-thief, wine,
My intellect, with its power divine,
Or let the red spirit mockingly gleam
From eyes that to me were "the sweetest
seen." «
A Bayard abroad or where'er I'd roam,
Fd (strangely enough) be the same at home.
I would warn my boys of the ways of sin
And show the soul scars I had gained therein,
So when they were lured by »he Dead Sea fruit
I eoud prove it bitter ashes and soot,
Nor horror feign. If one sadly made known
Sorrow and ein prototyped by my own.
If I were a man, in my house should be
My truest and best camaraderie.
Round our tires encamped we would attack
Honter or Virgil, Gladstone or Black,
With more history primed lor question or beck
Than I could find on my spread euchre deck.
But whether I rose at the dawn's first gray,
And;with tin dinner-pail hurried away.
Or with Kimball carriage and blooded pair
Rolling along to my palace cf care,
I would think my wife had honor and sense,
Nor make her a beggar to ask for a pence.
I would follow no guidon that would go
With the standard of manhood carried low,
The bread-winner's battle is fierce and long.
But evening means home with love and with
Light, music, and home ! As I think of the plan
I am so glad that I am not—a mau.
— Grace fhiffie Roe, in Inter Ocean.
Men don't believe in a devil now, as their fathers
used to do;
They've forced the door of the broadest creed to
let his majesty through.
There isn't • print of his cloven foot or a fiery
dart from his bow
To be found in earth or air to-day, for the world
h.ts voted it so.
But who is mixing the fata draught that palsies
heart and brain,
And loans the bier of each passing year with ten
hundred thousand slain ?
Who blights the bloom of the land to-day with
the fiery breath of hell ?
If the devil isn't, and never was, won t some
body rise and teil?
Who dogs the steps of the toiling saint, and digs
the pits for his feet?
Who sows the tare, on the field of time, wher
ever God sjws His wheat ?
The devil is voted not to be, and of course the
thing is true;
But who is doing the kind of work the devil
alone should do?
We are told that he does not go about as a roar
ing lion now;
But whom shall we hold responsible for the
To tH ^'eanThi 'hoine, in church and State to the
earth's remotest bound,
If the devil, by unanimous vote, is nowhere to
lx» found?
Won't somebody step to the front forthwith, and
m»ke his bow and show
How the frauds and crime of a single day spring
up? We want to know. ,
The devil was fairly voted out, and of course the
But sinr" pie*pt?ople would .ike to know who car
ries ins business on.
Dorothy, six months old,
test burden that arms can hold,
such strange charms
rein the perfectest charm doth dwell,
(test chin and daintiest lips,
ant eyes, pink finger tips;
cal goos and dulcetest gahs—
s that hold no possib.e flaws.
Dorothy—best of best!
r was a babv. east or west,
>und and held in the gyve *iof love
ed on thy mighty a " vl ' 8 . abo '®
. my Dorothy, small and sweet,
for you now means sleep and eat.
r, my Dorothy, day by day,
re on, baby, the vernal May
• thee out of her royal hand
1th that Is better than gold or land,^
tli and strength and a merry heart
e of life are the better part.
p sweet Dorothy, fair and good—
Inese is beauty " nd ?^ d ,7 ue
live grive to thy lo%erstrue
ùc «ilove as they give to you.
The Pope's Representative to the
A in ericaii Catholic Centenary.
The portrait is of Archbishop Satelli,
who represent the Pope at the celebration
in Baltimore of the centenary of the estab
lishment of the Catholic hierarchy in the
United States. Archbishop Satelli is a
man of medium height, who wears his fifty
years lightly. He is the intimate friend
of the Pope. The Archbishop was horn at
Marsciano, in Perngia, the archepiscopal
see where Leo served for thirty-one years
prior to bis accession to the Papacy. Sa
telli was one of the most famous of the
Pope's seminarians, and he was called by
Leo to preside over the academy of noble
ecclesiastics, where the Papal diplomats
receive their training. After the celebra
tion at Baltimore November 10th and the
subsequent opening of the university at
Washington, Archbishop Satelli will in
spect the most important of the United
States and Canadian dioceses. He will
then retain to Italy,and his stay in this
country will not exceed that of a few
l •
- A
Canadian Prince of' the Catholic
Elzear Alexander Taschereau, Cardinal
and Archbishop, represent* d Canada at
Baltimore, where has just been celebrated
the centenary of the establishment of the
Catholic hierarchy in the United States
He will also be present at the dedication of
the Divinity Buildmg, which is the begin
ning of the Catholic University at Wash
Taschereau was nominated to the Cardin
alate in 1886. He was born at Ste. Marie
de la Beance, in Quebec, in 1820, and
Btudied in the Canadian city. In 1837 he
received the tonsnre in Rome. The same
year he returned to Quebec, where he was
ordained priest in 1842, in his native
parish. Soon after he was appointed to the
Chair of Moral Philosophy in the Seminary,
Quebec. He remained its incumbent
twelve years._____
Sir Edward Arnold and Gen. Sherman.
From a letter to the London Telegraph :
Many were the thrilling episodes and ad
ventures of the great war which fell in
fascinating recital from the lips of General
Sherman, but they are either recorded in
pages of his autobiography, or are too long
and discursive to set down here. One little
flash of humor is, perhaps, worth preserv
ing from all the var talk which we en
joyed. ''General Thomas," said he, "junior
to me in rank, but senior in service, was a
stern disciplinarian. He had received
many complaints abont the pilfering and
plundering committed by one of his brig
ades, and, being resolved to pat
offense down, he issued some Tory
strict orders, menacing with death any
who should transgress. The brigade
in qnestion wore for its badge an acorn, in
silver or gold, and the men wore inordin
ately prond of this distinctive sign. Several
cases of disobedience had been reported to
the General, but the evidence was never
strong enough for decisive action, until one
day, riding with an orderly down a by
lane outside the posts, Thomas came full
upon an Irishman who, having laid aside
his rifle, with which he had killed a hog,
was busily engaged in skinning the ani.: al
with his sword-bayonet, so as to make easy
work with the bristles, etc, before cooking
some pork chops. 'Ab!' said the General
'yon rascal! at last I have caught one of
you .n the act. There is no mistake about
it this time; and I will make an example of
you, sii!"
*'*Bedad? General honey!' said the Irish
man, straightening himself up and coming
to the salute, 'it's not shootin' me you
ought to be at, but rewardin' me '
" What do you mean, sir?" exclaimed
General Thomas.
" 'Why, yonr honor!' the soldier replied,
'this bad baste here has been disicratin' the
regimental badge, and so I was forced to
dispatch him. It's 'atin' the acorns that I
found him al!' Even Gsneral Thomas was
obliged to laugh at this, and the soldier
saved his life by his wit.
Horses Roasted to Death.
Louisville, Ky., November 14.—Lock
& Smith's barn, near Louisville, used for
sheltering brood mares and young colts,
burned last night, together with seventeen
brood mares and sixteen yearling colts.
Loss, $25,000.
The Name "America."
ICnicago Tribune.]
Amerigo Vespucci had no part in the be
stowal of his name on the new world. It
was the act of a body of learned men
Columbus always believed that the country
he had discovered was a part of Asia; but
the discerning and comprehensive mind of
Vespucci thought diflVremly; he believed it
to be a separate oontinent. His written
description of the country, its people, cli
mate and productions convinced the
learned mtn of Europe that his views were
The suggestion of America as a proper
name for the new continent came from
Matthias Ringman, the poet, and the pro
fessors of the College of St. Die, in Lor
raine, in the Vosges Mountains, in a corner
of France. They put forth a little work in
1507, entitled "Cosmographiæ Introduces,"
in which it was suggested that the South
ern Continent should be called America,
after a man, as Europe and Asia had been
named after womeu. In course of time the
name to be applied to both continents. It
would be impossible to add to the glory of
Columbus, even if the Old World as well
as the New shou d be renamed after him ;
it might add to the glory of Leif to re
christen North America after him; priority
of discovery certainly rests with him. Co
lumbue never visited its mainland.
Since the country as a whole could not
be named after both of them, what mofc ap
propriate name than America cauld have
been selected ? Surely the people of the
United States have no reason to complain.
Made up as they are mostly of the Teu
tonic race—English, Scandinavian and
Germanic, the dominant race of the world
—they should rejoice to know that they
have a national name that fitly expresses
their political condition. It is their boast
that each and every man is a born sover
eign, and this very fact the name America
signifies, for it was the name of a Goth c
king in the fourth century. Dixon in his
"Sir Nanus" says: "Emmery Armanaricks
(Gothic)—most exalted or universal rule/
the forename of the Italian Vespucci was
also a corruption of a name of a king of
the Goths in the fourth century."
Another author, M. A Lowe, "Patrcuym
ica Britannica," says: "From the personal
name Emeric or Americas, equivalent to
the Italian Amerigo, Latinised Americas,
whence the name of the great Western
Continent "
And lastly, Webster's Unabridged Dic
tionary among English names, p. 1679, says:
''Emery, Emmery, Emory; Powerful, rich.
Lat, Almericus; It., Amerigo; Fr., Emeri."
The first man of the name in England
was a baron who fonght under William the
CoDqneror at Hastings His name stands
recorded on the roll of Battle Abbey as
D'Amry, in both lists, that of Stowe and
that of Hollingsworth, spelt in English as
pronounced in Norman-French.
The Marriage Relation.
Make the marriage right and the off^
spring will tend to be right. Perhaps it
may be true that we need a new ideal of
the marriage relation. The old one in
which the woman promises to obey the
man is perishing visibly before oar modern
eyes. Often she oaght not to do so, for the
man may be a fool or a brute, says a writer
in the Womans Cycle. And the theory
adopted by many ill-mated conplea that
marriage is a discipline is too cynical to
be either true or attractive. The
theory of easy divorce and frequent
change as a remedy for ordinary disagree
ments; has also serious disadvantages, and
is no sound remedy. It is only a poor
refuge from immediate suffering. But a
new and perhaps useful attitude may be
gained by looking npon matrimony, as it is
in truth the only complete condition of hu
manity. In no other relation can man or
woman reach the highest development. No
character is full till it comprises its oppo
site. The very very divergencies at which
each party frets are the lacking necessities
of its own nature. Each would be partial
and narrow without the other, and the
new motto we may propose for matrimony
is the new word, development. Marriage
is development. If not quite happy, it
is still generously educational. It love
dies out from it, yet charity, wisdom, tact
and liberality of mind may remain in it.
Blind love may indeed remain and leave
the happy lovers without its best effects,
since even love may remain narrow and
selfish But the man who has learned to
comprehend the feminine nature with its
delicate, sprightly, graceful qualities in his
own, and the woman who has adopted
something of masculine independence,
liberality and conrage into her constitution,
will be far better than the Bole endowment
nature would have given either to be
alone. _ _
A Woman's Memory.
[San Francisco Chronicled
When you come to consider the keys to
a woman's memory, I think even the auto
matic arrangement must find it hard work
to decide. You never caa tell what will
fix itself in a woman's memory, bnt most
of the time she remembers only what she
wears. A man, if he goes anywhere, re
members the place he went to, a woman
always remembers how she got there. She
starts from home and remembers what
street she took, what car, what stores she
passed, what she saw in the windows, what
special articles caught her eye and made
her wish she could buy them, until her
mental process takes her to the place she
wants to get at. I called at a house the
other evening where several ladies hap
pened to be calling, too, and the conversa
tion turned on opera. Somebody said
something abont Mme. Albani.
"I am sorry," said one lady, "I did not
hear Albani sing."
"Yes, yon did," said another.
"No, I couldn't go, and I was quite
"Indeed yon did hear her, because I was
there the same night, and I saw yon sitting
in the dress circle, and yon had on that
pretty little hat with the piuk feather—"
"Oh!—so I did. I remember now. Cer
tainly, I heard Albani."
Making It Easier for Her Mother.
"May I have the pleasure of accompany
ing you on the stra v ride, Miss Greene?',
said the yonng man, hopefully; "yonr
mother is goinfi to chaperone the party."
She hesitated a moment before answer
"Don't yon think," she replied at length,
that if mamma is going to chiperone, it
would be much nicer to sit on the front
piazza while mamma is away ?"—Boston
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United States Senator From Sooth
Senator Moody is a native of New York,
horn in Cortland, OnoDdaga county, in
1832. He studied law and soon went to
Indiana to engage in practice. There he
took an active part in organizing the Re
publican party, aDd in 1860 was elected to
the legislature. He was a member also of
the State convention of 1860. Duriog the
war he served wiih distinction, rismg to
the rank of Colonel. After the struggle he
took a farm in Dakota, resuming in tim
the practice of law in Yankton. He was a
member of various legislatures and at one
time speaker of the House. In 1877 be
settled in Dead wood and was ap
pointed Judge of that circuit by President
Haves. He remained upon the bench until
April 1st, 1883. Mr. Moody was elected a
member of the constitutional convention
for South Dakota in 1883, and again in
1885 Additional to other distinctions he
was chairman ot the committee appointed
to draft aod present a memorial to the
President and Congress of the United States
asking the admission of South Dakota un
der the constitution of 1885. That memo
rial was incorporated in each of the re
ports made to the Senate and House since
and including the winter of 1885-85. Judge
Moody wwts elected one of the Senators by
the Provisional State Legislature which as
sembled in the fall of 1885. He was a del
egatetothe National Republican Convention
in 1888, and drafted the plank relating to
the Territories and to the admission of
South Dako'a contained in the party plat
form of that year.
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The Traveling Companion of Dr.
The noted Brooklyn preacher, DeWitt
Talmage, is accompanied on his three
months' European trip by Louis Klopsch,
of New York, a live newspaper man and
publisher, of whom we give a likeness.
The names of the Brooklyn preacher and
Mr. Klopsch have been connected as author
and publisher sever years and their rela
tions are those of friends as well as busi
ness associates.
Mr. Klopsch, who is under forty years
old, is a good specimen of the energetic
New York business man. He is a native
of Germany, the son of a physician, bat
came to this country in early childhood
and is intensely an American. His ar
rangement to publish advance sheets of
Dr. Tal mage's Tabernacle sermons was
made in 1885. Lonis Klopsch is a clever
writer and is a man of considerable attain
ments. He is a prominent Methodist and
Sunday school superintendent.
'I he American Girl.
Says Miss Eastlake: "I think the Amer
ican girl is everything that is bright and
witty and lovable. I am astonnded at the
breadth and depth of her knowledge of
men and things. When I am in her pres
ence I sit in silence and wonderment. Eng
lish gills are in the nursery or at a strictly
private school when the daughters of
Americans have been oat in the world see
ing and learning for several years. The
daughters of no other nation on the face
of the earth would be received so freely at
court as those of America are. As to her
manners and dress the American girl is
perfect. I have not seen an ill dressed
woman since I came to America. They
aae the most stylishly dressed women in
the world, and are recognized as such
wherever seen abroad."
A Talking Clock.
Inventor Edison has completed a phono
graphic clock which, instead of ringing out
the number of the hours, will announce
the time of day in stentorian tones. It
shouts out the time every quarter of an
hour. As a novelty it is certain to take
with the people. It will prove, also, a very
good office clock, but as an ornament in the
parlor, it is a serious question whether it
will ever be a success, especially where
young people are a feature in the house
hold. In many ways it is expected that
the clock can be relied on as a director and
mentor in the household. It will be sev
eral mouths before the article is put on the
market, and Mr. Edison feels quite confi
dent of its success.
Indian Jugglery.
It requires no little stretch of credulity
to believe the wonderful stories of the do
ings of Eastern magicians even when they
come from the best of authorities. The
London Globe, in its issne of September 14,
says: "The moderns are jnst beginning to
understand that Iodia has always been in
the front rank in utilizing the occnlt pow
ers in man to produce phenomena, which
the narrow scope of modern science as yet
fails to account for. and therefore carelessly
and unscientifically attributes to trickery.
If the product of trickery.it must indeed
be trickery of a superior order to make us
disbelieve our eyes." The Globe then pro
ceeds to relate the following incident on
the authority of Siddeshur Mitter, an eye
witness, who relates his experience to the
Calcutta Statesman:
"There is a wandering race in Bengal
called the Badaya—or gyps es— who with
bag aud baggage travel from place to place
and perform their so-called jugglery before
admiring groups. Their origin is to me
"There is a special kind of this jugglery
or sorcery, called Bhanumatir Baji, and of
which the instance I will describe is an
example. A company of male and female
performers, with the various boxes, para
phernalia and musical instruments, assem
bled one afternoon in a village in the dis
trict of Hooghly, where my lather then
resided, to give an exhibition of their po w
ers. While I was looking on in broad day
light a man was shut in a box which was
carefully nailed and then bound round with
cords. The principal performer recited
some mantrams, and in a few minutes went
to the box, opened it, and to our amaze
ment showed us that the man had disap
peared He said that he had gone up to the
heavens "to fight Indra." In a tew moments
he expressed anxiety at the man's continued
absence in the ærial regions, and said that
he would go up aud see what wa the matter
A boy was calltd who held upright a long
bamboo, up which the man climbed to the
top, whereupon we suddenly lost sight of
him, and the boy laid the bamboo on the
ground. There then fell on the ground be
fore us the different members of the human
b dy, all bloody—first one hand, then
another, a foot, and so on, until complete.
The boy then elevated the bamboo, and
the principal performer appearing on the
top as sudden y ai he had disappeared,
came dowD, and seemiDg quite disconsolate,
said that Indra had killed his friend before
he could get there to save him. He then
placed the mangled remains in the same
box, closed it, and tied it as before. Our
wonder aDd astonishment reached their
climax when, a few minutes laier, on the
hex beiDg again opened, the man jumped
out perfectly hearty and unhurt."
I bn Batnto, as quoted by Coionel Yule
in ' The Book of Sir Marco Polo," saw the
performance at the court of the viceroy of
Khansa, ODly in that case a "hall of tape"
was used instead of a bambo pole. The
glo Dutch traveler, Edward Mol ton,
raveling in Batavia in 1670, saw the same
thmg done by a gang of conjurers.
He W as Hanged.
New York Star: James E. Morgan, sheriff
of Sherman county, Sonth Dakota, is a na
tive of this city, but has been in the West
over thirty years. He is here on a visit to
his relatives on Staten Island, and he findB
New York has undergone a mighty change
since he left, in 1861, to go to the front.
" I find," said the sheriff to me the other
night, "that the question whether a man
should be banged or executed electrically
has been settled. I am glad to find that
electricity has carried the day, for I assure
you that death by hanging is intensely
' Why, sheriff," I said, "is it possible that
you were hangt d?"
"Quite so, and it was no joke. When
the war clostd I went West to seek my
fortune, and had a pretty hard time be
fore I ionnd anything even resembling it.
One bard winter two others and myself
went into Wyoming on a prospecting expe
dition, and had to maintain ourselves chiefly
by hunting. Antelope were very scarce
just then, and we suffered considerably from
hunger. One morning we separated, th6
better to scour the country, agreeing to
meet on a distant hill at noon. My
companions were hardly out of sight when
I shot a steer, and was in the act of cut
ting it np when three fierce looking
cowboys swooped down upon me. I am,
as you see, rather swarthy, and naturally
they took me for a Mexican. As they
also were dirty looking I made the same
mistake, and saluted them in the little
Spanish I had picked np. It happened
that a tall cotton tree was conveniently
close, and, withont saving a word, one of
the men threw his lariat around my neck,
tossed the other end of the rope over a
stout limb; his two companions pulled
upoc it, and I was in the twinkling of an
eye going through all the agonies of hang
ing. The pain was frightful. There was
a tremendous rushing through my ears, the
sky and everything else turned blood red,
pins and needles seemed to be sticking into
every part of my body, and at the same
time the back of my head felt as if it
were being sandbagged at the rate of
forty strokes a second. How long it last
ed I couldn't tell. To me it seemed hoars
When I regained consciousness one ot
my friends was pouring whisky down my
throat and the other was rubbiDg my
chfst with the same liquid. It appears
that my comrades had returned in time to
cut me down before life had fled, bnt just
then I wished they had let me be. The
procers of resuscitation was, if possible,
still more agonizing than the hanging; bnt,
as the man condemned by law does not
suffer in that regard, there is no use io
dwelling upon it."
"But why did they hang you?"
"They were driving a herd of cattle to
Idaho, and it was one of their steers that I
had shot. When my friends arrived and
explained, the cowboys cut me down, and
when I was ready to receive them they
were profnse in their apologies.
"That is how I know that hanging is one
of the most cruel deaths to which you can
pat a man."
Presence of Mind.
F. (petulantly.) "You n
me now.''
Mr.F. "The idea of a woman of your
age wanting to be kissed! One would
think you were a girl of eighteen "
Mrs. F. "What do you know about girls
of eighteen?"
"Mr. F. "Why, my dear, wered't you
eighteen .»ace yourself ?"
The Norwegian Explorer who Soon
Starts for the Arctic Regions.
With a hundred thousand dollars sub
scribed by the public, Dr. Fritbjof Nansen
is fitting up aD expedition with which he
will endeavor to reach the North Pole. He
will sail from Norway to Greenland. goiDg
as far non h as he can by ship, and will
then past on with small boats and sledges
without establishing snpply stations. A
well informed contemporary says this looks
more like attempted suicide than scientific
enterprise. The explorer is determined to
pash on with his enterprise, and will take
the winter for his time of exploration.
NaDsen is about thirty years old He is a
man of atamments, and is the keeper of
the Natural History Museum, Bergen. Nor
way. He is the man who crossed Green
land in the summer of 1888, reaching the
western coast of that country in September
of that year. The country was covered
with ice and snow. Six men, including
himself, constituted the party, of whom
four were Norwegians and two Laplanders.
At one point in their inland journey the
temperature was ninety degrees below
zero. The explorer and his men slept at
night in the open air, in hags made of deer
skins, their heads, covered with fur, outside
of the bags, which were tied about the
neck. They remained in Greenland all
Reported Massacred with His Whole
Caravan in Africa.
The report appears to be confirmed that
Dr. 'Peters, the German explorer, and his
party, with only one European excepted,
have been massacred. The latest known
in Zanzibar about Dr. Peters is that, hav
ing started inland from Vita on Jnly 26th,
he had reached Korkorro, a long distance
up the Tana river. He was a young man,
about thirty-three yeais of age, a native of
Neuhaus, on the Elbe, and was educated
at Ilfeld, and at Gottingen, Tubingen and
Berlin, studying law, history, geography,
and national economy. He was graduated
at the Berlin University. From 1881 to
1884 Dr. Peters resided in England. Hav
ing returned home he obtained, with the
support of Prince Bismarck, au Imperial
Charter, under which he formed the Ger
man East African Company, of which he
was president. He dispatched expeditions
to East Africa, in order to take possession
of the territory opposite Zanzibar. In Sep
tember, 1886, Dr. Peters convened at Berlin
the first German Colonial Congress. The
following spring he went to Zanzibar with
hi j executive staff, and concluded a treaty
with the late Saltan, Said Burghash. After
his return to Europe Dr Peters initialed
in Germany the movement for a relief ex
pedition to aid Emin Paeha The expedi
tion, led by Dr Peters and organized osten
sibly as aD Emin Pasha relief exptdt'ion,
met with active English opposition from
the first, and has been studiously discoun
tenanced by Prince Bismarck. It was
thought io England that in their recent
fever for African colonization the Germans
were intriguing to secure a share of the
trade apportioned to »he British East Afri
can Company, and Dr. Peters' expedition
was meant to further this scheme. Diplo
matic correspondence was exchanged be
tween London and Berlin on the subject,
and on Prince Bismarck's resolve to with
hold government aa-istance from the expe
dition it became a purely private and mer
cantile one.
[Pittsburg Journal.J
A little 5-year-old girl came home yes
terday trom school, which she has only
been attending a few days, and her mother
asked her what she had been doing.
"Writin' M's and shake awful," was the
child's reply, which meant that a loDg
coarse of M's in a copy book had tried her
"Well, how do you make an M?" her
mother asked.
"On, you go up a hill and down a hill,
up a hill and down a hill, and stay there."
They are Easy to Say aud Often Soothe
[From Golden Days.]
It has been said with considerable force
that the hardest task for the young is to
learn to pay "no." This does not apply to
cross or surly people, who delight in saying
"no," even where the proper answer should
be "yes." Some people delight in being
rude, and seem to take a pride in inflicting
It is net of these people I want to speak,
bnt of the good-hearted folk who find it
necessary to say "no," and whom it pains
to give a refusal. These people are proue
to make a mistake.
"When I have to deny a favor," said a
well known merchant, noted tor his philan
thropy, "I always use very few words. I
think it is the btst plan."
Perhaps the merebant is mistaken; at
least I think so.
A young lady bad gone out walking, and
had forgotten her purse. Presently she
met a little girl with a basket on her arm,
containing a variety of book-marks, watch
cases aud netdle books.
"Please, miss," said the little girl, "will
you buy something to day?"
"I'm sorry I can't buy anything to day,"
said the young lady, "because I haven't
any money with me. Your things look
very pretty," he added, as she looked in
the basket, "and I'm rery sorry I can't bay
"Thank you, miss," said the girl with
tears in her eyes. " Most people I meet
say, 'Get away with you!' You are very
Another somewhat similar case I recall.
A lawyer advertised for a boy, and among
the applicants was a bright young fellow,
with, however, a rather anxious lace.
"I have just engaged a boy," said the
lawyer, without looking up, in response to
the boy's query.
"Then I am too late? I rm sorry," said
the boy, as he turned away.
"So am I," said the lawyer, looking up
quickly. "You seem like a good boy, and
1 am sorry you did not come sooner. I'll
tell you what I'll do. Leave your address,
and if the boy does not suit after a week's
trial, I will send for you. At any rate I
will let you know if I hear ot a place."
That boy went away feeling very light
at heart, aud he coula not help contrasting
these kind words with tne reception he
had met on applying for a situation as
errand boy in a store the previous day.
"No," said the proprietor. "Don't want
any boy. Got one! Clear out!"
"Words," said the cynic, "are cheap."
So they are. Then why not learn to
speak kindly aud gently, especially to the
poor and suffering? To be sure, words
should never take the place of deeds, but it
is not always in our power to give sub
stantial help, and it is always possible to
give our sympathy.
Observe how the grief of a child over the
loss ot a toy, a disappointment, or even an
actual physical injury is assuaged by kind
W-irds. Mothers' kisses and caressa are
better medicaments than arnica or plaster,
nine times out of ten.
As "a soft answer turneth away wrath,"
so a kind word soothes disappointment.
Learn to say "no" when occasion requires,
but say it kindly, and do not add to the
sting of refusal by curt actions or an in
solent assumption of authority.
The Dog Doc.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat: The trotting
dog Doc. was the center ot attraction in the
way of novel sport. He trotted two races
in the morning and won both. One of the
horses he trotted against was an exhibition
draft horse, sixteen hands high, and the
other an exhibition roadster and a good
mover, too, but Doc carried him to a break
on the homstretch aud came under the
wire twenty yards ahead ol him. The
distance run in each race was abont half a
mile. As they were exhibition races, there
was no official time kept. He was trotted
short distances at frequent intervals dur
ing the day lor the amusement of the
crowd around the race course fence.
This most wonderful dog is the property
of Mr. M. P. Ketchum, of Toronto, Canada.
He is a red Irish setter 2 years aud 6
months old, and is remarkably intelligent.
The Kansas City Journal of October 13
has the following of the race te ween Loj'
and a pony, which was recently run in that
"The next event on the programme was
the one in which the spectators, and es
pecially the numerous children present,
were most interested—the exhibition of
the famous trotting dog, Doc. He was
sent half a mile in compaoy with a pony,
in an attempt to beat two minutes. They
were started from the wire, the dog giving
onejamp and then settling down into a
rapid level trot, which called fourth many
exclamations of amazement from the spec
tators. The intelligent little animal
seemed to know what was required of him.
He made the half mile without a skip, and
finishing with a great burst of speed, went
under the wire in the last time of 1:52.
After a short rest he was sent again, and
this time did even better, breaking the
dog record, making the half mile in 1:491.
This is certainly a wonderful feat for a dog,
especially when it is considered that he
weighs only fifty-three pounds, and pulls a
load of eighty-oue pounds.
Deceptive Color.
The color of the Eiffel tower, says Tne
American Architect, has been one of the
pu/z'es of the Paris Exposition, no two
persons agreeing as to what the real
color is.
Some people imagine that it has be*n
plated with nickel or silver, while others
»all it red, and others again think it is of a
beautiful beautiful bronze color. The fact
is that it is painted in five shades of the
same color, modulated with the skill that
the French often show in cases of the kind.
From the base of the first plform the colo'
is a dark "harbedienne" bronze, verging a
«little to red; thence to the second platfortu
the color is the same, hut lighter, and from
this point to the top the color grows con
stoutly lighter by five successive grada
tions, the top beiDg almost agoldeu yellow.
Three coats of paint are spread over the
entire surface, and over all is a coat of verv
hard transparent varnish, which, by reflect
ing the sun, adds to the pfficulty of defin
ing the color with precision. The varnish
is a new patent compound, we believe, but
it is said to have borne the severe test of
use on the iron work of the tower ex
tremely well.

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