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HUm iMutr. Mltw. ■AMUTOII. MoirrA.iT a. If the coat fits yon, put tt on, cer tainly was never said of a raglan. The Agricultural Department has le aned a pamphlet on the goat, possibly In response to the popular demand for good butter. An Idaho merchant eloped with a Texas belle and was married in Color ado. He expects to reside permanent ly in a state of bliss. Queen Wllhelmina is pretty well in trenched. She promised to obey Duke Henry as wife, but not as queen, and she can easily decide when she is act ing in either capacity. Young Mr. Rockefeller has begun telling other young men how to get rich. It will be impossible, however, for a good many of us to do this In the way young Mr. Rockefeller did. Those poor Chinese mean well, but decreeing posthumous executions for people already dead is hardly going to quench the thirst for vengeance which Is increasing so rapidly among their Christian conquerors. Now that the theater-going woman with the high hat has been suppressed, the Philadelphia Ledger Insists that something should be done with her masculine companion who elevates himself by sitting on his overcoat. Sec ond the motion. The correct style of corset now is one that "revolutionizes the human form," the human form as remodeled being shaped something like a letter S. Man Is fearfully and wonderfully made, and woman Is fearfully and wonderfully ■nado over. The reason foreigners laugh at Amer ican pretensions to aristocracy is that in spite of all that can be said social position in this country is based entire ly upon money and is permanent or hot as the money lasts. With all our MTorts to sharply define the lines that Separate eue social condition from an other the fact remains that most of our daims to aristocracy are based on affectations, which are understood thoroughly in this country a® well as abroad. Testimony is cumulative to the effect that horrjble and unspeakable atroci ties have been committed in China by soldiers of the allied armies. There have been wanton and vindictive deeds of crime that are without a parallel In the wars precipitated by religious fanaticism, Christian or Moslem, or by the fiendish pirates of the Spanish main. Slowly has come the hideous truth that the worst and basest pas sions of men have run riot in the em pire that we would punish for offenses far less revolting than those committed by civilization's chosen agents in the administration of plenary punishment. Bull-fighting, Spain's national sport, was supposed to be too strongly en trenched In the spirit and traditions of the people ever to become distasteful to them, but It now appears destined to be swept away before the march of civilization. At a recent mass meeting In Barcelona, the scene of many a gory contest between matador and bull, res olutions were passed condemning the sport as cruel and brutalizing, and call ing upon the government to suppress It throughout the peninsula. The fact attests the power of the humanizing Ideas and influences which, slowly but surely, are transforming the world into a better and happier abiding place for man and animal alike. America has become the great fruit country of the world. In no other country in the temperate zone Is there So much fruit eaten by the people as in the United States. Oranges, lemons, strawberries, peaches, apples—all kinds of fruits, in fact—are grown in the United States, from those of tropic or semitrojfic character in Florida, Texas and California to the apples, Wue ber ries and cranberries of the northe-n States. It Is computed that the straw berzy crop alone Is worth $80,000,000, -while the grapes of the United States probably bring $100,000,000. When it comes to peaches and apples it is al most Impossible to estimate the yield or the value of these two great crops of delicious, wholesame fruit. There are orchards In the United States con taining as many as 900,000 peach trees, while the apple crop Is ordinarily con siderably above 200,000,000 barrels, of which 3,000,000 barrels go to Europe every year. Iowa, Illinois, Ohio and New York especially are great apple growing States, the apples of minois taking the first premium at the recent Paris Exposition. One county of Iowa (Mills) Is said to have over 900,000 ap ple trees, while Niagara and Orleans Counties, New York, surpass even this record. England la wrestling with the prob lem what to do with the juvenile of fender. The summary Jurisdiction act passed a year or so ago Is generally re garded as a step in the right direction, and In its provisions Is much like the Juvenile coart Chicago has established. The new act simply substituted a court of summary Jurisdiction for the ordi nary trial by Jury. Previous to its adoption Judges could be brought down from London to try ca s e s relating only to a flew shillings, petty larcenies and the Ufce by Juvenile offenders. By the prevtqns act o 1 18 TB the court was en abled ts deal summarily with jonng offenders by consent of the latter. The principle is now extended to include almost all classes of cases except homi cide. Commenting upon the new law at the time of Its adoption the London Times remarked editorially: "Gener-j ally we can trace his (the Juvenile of-1 fender's) first fault to the breaking up or weakening of the family life, to the absence of kindly feeling and whole some discipline at home. It is the view of many persons, and no better Is put before us, that If he is to be mended he must have as nearly as pos slble circumstances akin to those which it was his misfortune to lose or never have. Perhaps it is the highest flight of legislative wisdom to try to give the young delinquent some substi tute-poor at best, and with all the de fects of an artificial incubator—for a mother who does her duty and a father who knows his place." Writing about the iron industry of j the Northwest, a correspondent makes some interesting statements concern- j ing the salaries paid by the great min ing companies. He tells of one man who began life as an office boy of the corporation that now pays him twenty thousand dollars a year; of another who receives thirty-five thousand dol lars, and of many whose salaries range from five to fifteen thousand dol lars. The company that employs the man who earns thirty-five thousand dollars produces annually six million tons of ore. An improvement that saves even a cent a ton makes a vast difference in its profits. The high-sal aried man has suggested several such Improvements. All these richly re warded managers and agents are able to Initiate as well as to direct and exe cute. The present organization of in dustry tends toward specialization. An old-time shoemaker would be lost in one of our modern factories where a shoe passes through forty-four differ ent hands. Perhaps few of the em ployes could make a shoe unaided, as he could; but in his own line of work a laster, a stitcher, or any one of the forty-four could beat the -old shoe maker "to a standstill." Yet a "spe cialist" In any Industry Is liable to grow narrow and get Into a rut. It is important to note that the high-salar ied ironmasters of whom we have spoken are men who stopped short of this danger point and broadened out. The fact that a certain thing had al ways been done In a certain way did not prove to them that that was the beet way, and they earned their salar ies by finding a better. When the yonng man at a machine grows dissat isfied with his wages, the thing for him to do is not to strike but to study. If he has the capacity to understand and improve upon the processes that go to the completion of any manufactured product, it is in his own power to rise to a plane where he can call the rich mine-manager brother. Armour and His Wealth. "What good does your money do you?" a friend once asked of the late P. D. Armour. "That Is a question," Mr. Armour replied, "I often nek myself. I was raised a butcher boy. I learned to love work for work's sake. I must get up early now, as I have done all my life, and when 9 o'clock comes, no matter what's going on at home, I must get to bed. "And here I am. Yes. I have large means, as you say; but I can't eat as much as yonder clerk; I can't sleep as much, and I can hardly wear any more clothes thnn be. "The only real pleasure 1 can get out of life that yonder clerk with his limit ed means cannot get, is the giving,now and then, to some deserving fellow, without a soul knowing it, $500 or $1, 000—giving him a fresh start upward without making the gift a hurt to him. That's the only real pleasure I get out of life. "And as to possessions, the only thing I sometimes feel, I really own are my two boys and my good name. Take everything else from me, leave me them, and I would yet be rich. I would n't care a snap for the rest We would soon together make enough to keep the wolf a long way from the door!" Chestnuts for Food. In some parts of France, writes Con sul John C. Covert, in what are called the schist lands, chestnuts from a very Important article of dally food They are boiled, pulverized and eaten like our mashed potatoes. In every city and nearly every village during the fail and winter they are sold in doorways and on street corners fresh from large roasting pans. About noontime num bers of poor people may be seen around these roasting pans waiting to invest their pennies. Nine or ten chest nuts are given for a cent. They are about the size of our horse chestnuts. Thibet and Its Religion. Thibet is larger than France, Ger many and Spain combined and has a population of 6,000,000. It Is ruled over by Dalai Lama, who acknow ledges only nominal allegiance to China. He is the head of Lamaism. which is the oldest and strictest sect of Buddhism. Nearly all Mongolia Is of the religion of the Dalai Lama of Lassa and an ambitious man in the place could make trouble for China. Windfall fbr a School Teacher. Y pell anti Smith, the eccentric re cluse of Boston, died and left $45,000 of government bonds with coupons un dipped for thirty years and $28,000 worth of pension vouchers. Mary G. Goddard, a poor young lady taaeMng In the schools of Cambridge, la believ ed to be his only heir. Caused Reduction ln Arrests» The fee system for arrests In Jackson County, Missouri, waa abolished a year ago» The number of arrests since that time has considerably 4 satese& j t ( i j j KENTUCKY FEUD THAT GREW FROM A COURTSHIP Three Lives Already Sacrificed and the War Between Two Families Has Only Just Begun. & m % M V)^ Shotweli ■'/ 'Hi & 'Û There has broken out In Corbin, Ky. t a real old-fashioned feud. One with love as a beginning, and hate, murder and death as an ending. In the very begin ning of It—the first battle—two* men and a woman have been killed, one house has been blown up with dyna mite, another riddled 'with bullets, and several people are In jail charged with murder. It Is a feud which has every prospect of long life and is marked with all the wild passions and semi-savagery which have so long characterized the mountaineers of Kentucky. The story of the love of Rolla White for Jane Shotweli would read much as other love affairs where the father of the girl objected, were it not for the fact of the peculiar temperament of the mountain people, and their custom, from time immemorial, of taking the law Into their own bands and them selves demanding and taking "an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth." Six years ago the Whites moved to Corbin from their Virginia home. There were the three sons, two daughters, and the aged mother. The boys—Bill, Roach and Rolla—established a restaurant and store In one part of the town and a hotel in the other. They lived as peace ful citizens until the present tragedy. The Shotwells have been residents of Corbin for about the same length of time. Their family home is at Rock hold, about ten miles away. The father, James Shotweli, set up a fiour and saw mill on his arrival in Corbin, John Shotweli and the other boys aided their father in the milling busi ness. The Shotwells did not lead the same quiet life as the Whites, and' were frequently In shooting affairs. In October. 1897, the Shot well boys figured in a street fight in which Police Judge Moffett was killed and W. S. Holland badly wounded. Holland was the man who hnd quar reled with the Shotweli boys, nnd they ran him Into a building and riddled him with bullets. Judge Moffett was killed by a shot from within the house. Last February they figured in another riot, In which Deputy Marshal Henry Hart ford was killed. Rolla Meets Jane. About three years ago It was noticed that Rolla White had begun to "spark" Jane Shotweli, the pretty brunette daughter of Jim Shotweli. Time went by and other boys did not cease to call, but Jane seemed to prefer sitting out on the little porch with Rolla, resting easily against the railing and talking with him, to receiving the attention of other suitors who were more to her father's liking. The father banished Rolla from the house, and often the girl would slip out from the house, meet the boy in the "big road," just where the turn cut off the view from the house, and stroll away over the bills, planning BEST IN ALL THE UNIVERSE. American ' pcctaclee Are Worn in All Parte of the World. "Up to fifteen years ago," said an optician, "four-fifths of all the finer spectacles used were made In France. In the past six or eight years French spectacles, have been largely supplant ed by American glasses, which are now sold even In France. "American spectacles are now easily the best in the world, and their superi ority is due to the same characteristics that mark so many American manu factured productions—namely, adapta bility to their use, good workmanship, uniformity and Interchangeability of parts. There have been made in this country great improvements In the special machinery with which the spectacles are made, so that the parts are produced with precision. "You will see an increasing number of signs saying that spectacles can be mended while you wait. This can be done with these finely made American spectacles. Yon break a bow, for in stance, of your steel spectacles any one out of a thousand bows of the same style will fit In place of It "American spectacles may not be the cheapest produced In world, but they are certainly the best and a good proportion of the population of the world that oses glasses now looks through spectacles of American manu facture. "We pay much more attention to oar ayes in this cou n tr y now than wo with Rolla what they would do when "father came to his senses." But Jim Shotweli was not to be deceived, and one bright afternoon some mysterious shots were heard up at the bead in the road, and rumor says that .44-callber bullets buried themselves in the red clay close to where Rolla White stood waiting for the coming of his sweet heart. But the Spanish war came on and Rolla White volunteered. He was made a sergeant, promoted for soldierly conduct. Re came home with his regi ment, was mustered out and brought to Corbin with him a wound received in action, which caused the girl to add compassion to the love which she al ready bore him. He renewed his atten tions under the same protest from Jim Shotweli. The other day the boy passed close by the spot where Jim Shotweli was sitting, his chair tilted back against the wall of the drug store. A quarrel fol lowed. How it began no one knows. A passer-by heard the contemptuous words, "You don't stand for nothin' in this community, and you can stay away. You understand?" With flushed face nud uncontrollable anger expressed in the flashing of his eyes, the boy flung back the answer, "If you don't like me, you old scoun drel, you had better come and get me now and stop me for good." Jim Shotweli started to rise from his chair, but only started. Like a flash, Rolla White had drawn bis weapon and Shotweli fell, wounded in four places. He was carried to his son John's resi dence across the street, to die the next morning. Rolla White took refuge in his brother's store. The shooting occurred at noon. At 6 o'clock It was dark and the Shotwells had gathered their clans. Old man Bill Shotweli, brother of Jim Shotweli, and his two sons. Dee and Parrish, the McHargues and other friends, had col lected. Then the riot began. Whe par ticipated in it the courts will have to determine. The White store and res taurant was blown up. Windows and doors were wrecked and the men in side dashed to the ceiling. Well know ing what was attempted and what would follow, the White boys barri caded themselves in their back room, making a breastworks of flour sacks. The debris caught fire and Sutton Far ris rushed in attempting to put it out. Then the first volley of sho^s was fired and continued until eighty or a hun dred bullets had pierced the wall. There was a respite for a few minutes, and Roach White, stèpping into the main room for other sacks of flour to add to the barricade, stumbled over the body of Farris. Then the shots were heard half a square away. It afterward developed formerly did. There are many more oculists here than there formerly were, and many more skilled opti cians. And of people who Ought to wear glasses, including, for Instance, children, a greater proportion now than ever before do wear them. "I dare say that a third of the spec tacles now made In this country are exported, and our exports of these goods are all the time incre&slng. We sell spectacles In China, In Australia and New Zealand, In South America and south Africa, and some, as I said. In France, and more or less of them in Germany and other countries of con tinental Europe. Large numbers of American spectacles are sold in Great Britain. I guess you would find that shipments of such goods from here to England are made as often as weekly. I imagine that there are now worn In England and In Scotland more spec tacles of American than any other manufacture. New York Sun. KILLED BY A DE AD MAN. Tragic Scene Enacts* ea a Battlefield la South Africa. Bo our dead lay and grinned at those other dead and the fierce eun dried flesh and blood on Briton and on Boar, for both remained unburled for a while, and ao It came to paee that a Boer commando retook the lines where those who died for os were lying, and as they marched among our dead they saw a sergeant lying at foil length, abet through the brain, yet even in that the White home had been fired into. Mrs. Bettie White, the aged in valid mother of the White boys, rose from her bed, and calling her daugh ters to her side knelt with them in prayer. She thinks she was spared on account of her petition to the Heaven ly Father. But the whit at the White store was not long. Again the ballets whistled through the building, and the volley was repeated time and time again. "Let's fire Ino thut door and see If they will answer," a voice was heard. The Whites crouched lower, but for some »eason the volley did not come. They would have been killed had the suggestion been acted upon. Sheriff Sutton arrived at midnight from-the county seat at Williamsburg with a force of deputies, and spent the night in the store with the White boys. From the time of the explosion no one Inside dared strike a light, and in utter darkness the night was spent. Morning dawned, and outside the store was found the body of Susan Cox. The woman had tried to climb a side fence in order to reach Rolla White and warn him. Two bullets had stopped her. They plowed their way through her brain nnd she fell, face down, to the ground. Two days she lay unburled. She was a woman of bad character, had left no friends and no money and the town was bankrupt. A private subscription finally was taken up and the body burled in the com inons in a plain wooden box. The Cry for VenieanA Rolla White and the Shotweli boys are in jail at Williamsburg, nnd noth ing further is expected to happen until their release. While Sheriff Sutton vas conveying Rolla White to the Will iamsburg Jail fifteen of the Shotwells boarded the train, armed with shot guns and rifles, and entered the bag gage car, where the Sheriff hnd bis prisoner. The train was then just leav ing Corbin. "Jump and run for your life," said the Sheriff to White, and himself faced the Intruders. The next day the militia arrived with a Gatling gun squad and the Shotwells were placed under arrest. John Shotweli, since his father's death the leader of his faction, is about 30 years old, has a robust, sturdy fig ure, cold blue eyes and a light mus tache. Determination is written in every line of his countenance, and he has said to close frlqnds that he will not rest until he has avenged his fath er's death. He says they may put him in jail and refuse him bond or keep White behind prison walls, but they cannot keep him from accomplishing his revenge. He is something of a silent man and expresses himself In a few words. His brothers rely on him implicitly, and will support him in any action he may plan to carry out. death the man looked like some fight ing machine suddenly gone out of order. His rifle was pressed against his shoulder, bis left hand grasped the barrel on the under side, the forefing er of the right hand pressed the trig ger lightly, the barrel rested upon a rock and his death-dulled eye - s till glared along the sights, for dissolution had come to him Just as he bent his heed to fire at those who shot him, and now his hands had stiffened in the un bendable stiffness of eternal sleep. A Boer soldier saw the sergeant as he lay and with rude hands grasped the rifle by the barrel and tried to Jerk It from the dead man's grip, but as he palled he brought the rifle lu Une with his own breast and the unyielding finger on the trigger did the rest—the rifle spoke from the dead man's hand and the bullet, passing through the Boer's heart, laid him beside the Briton. Sounds Uke a Journalistic Ue. does It not? Read It In a novel and you would laugh, would you not? But It Is the eternal truth, all the same, for the comrade of the Boer who died that day. killed by a dead man, told me the tale himself, and he was one of those who planted the dead Dutchman on the slope of Spion kop.—London News. Italians as Cotton Plokers. In the south the Italians sire found to be good cotton picken. 'They are quick and have nimble fingen. attendants seldom hart a a»an—tf ho NEW PROOF OF EVOLUTION. Darwin's Theory Sustained by Com parlne the Blbod of Men and Apse. The latest proof of the correctness of Darwin's assertion that there is near relation between man and ape Is furni shed by a discovery of the correspond ence between the blood of man and the ape. Blood exposed to the air coagulates— forms a jellylike mass. After a time the coagulum contracts and expels a perfectly clear fluid called serum. Lately experiments with this natural serum showed some queer .results. When the Berura of a rabbit was mixed with the blood of an animal not closely related to It, for Instance a guinea pig. the blood corpuscles of the guinea pig were thereby disolved. But the serum of the rabbit mixed wltb the blood of a closely related animal, a bare, for in stance, did not affect the blood of the bare at all. Tlie serum of a horse works no change in the blood of the donkey, but destroys (dissolves) the blood corpus cles of the rabbit, lamb or man. The dog, fox and wolf readily permit ex change of blood, while the blood cor puscles of the dog are dissolved by cat serum. This, then, seemed to furnish a new and sure means for establishing blood relationship between animals. Experiments with bumau serum show ed that it dissolves the blood corpuscles of nil vertebrates, also those of the lower ape. But the experiments wltb the higher apes gave different results. Neither the blood corpuscles of the orang-outang nor those of the gibbon were dissolved by bumau serum, and human blood was carried Into the blood course of a chimpanzee without in the least affecting the latter's con dition. These experiments serve to show that the blood of man and that of the higher apes must be looked upon as Identical. It Is absolutely sure that none of the tested serum of animal re sembles the human blood as closely as does the blood of those three apes—the orang-outang, chimpanzee Rnd gibbon. This highly Interesting scientific dis covery furnishes new proof for the pro bability of man's evolution from lower animals. It throws some light on the sorry experience hnd with transfusion of animal blood in the blood suffering human beings. Some scientists main tain that the sheep and man, the calf and man stand too far apart in the or der of descent to permit intermixture of their blood without harmful results. HAS 337 DESCENDANTS. -lb!» ^=11 MRS. NANCY A. MTTCHKIX. Mrs. Nancy A. Mitchell, 84, who lives in Lyon County, Ky., Is believed to have the largest number of living de scendants of any woman In Kentucky, if not in the -United States. She has 237 living descendants, including 10 children, 100 grandchildren, 120 great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren. Mrs. Mitchell has been married seventy years. Only one of her children died. She belongs to a church, five miles from her home, and rides horseback to attend the services two and three times a week. The church organization is seventy years old, and she Is the only living charter member. Some Nineteenth Century Wonders. If the telescope of the seventeenth century reveals to us myriads of suns, the spectroscope of the nineteenth tells us what substances compose these suns, and, most wonderful of/ all, the direction and rate In whicl each Is moving. The mariner's con pass easily yields place to Mcwse] electric telegraph, perfected ln 1 while the useful barometer and mometer are certainly less wondei than Bell's telephone and Edison' nograph. Dr. Roentgen's "X" which pierce the hidden recesi nature, and, literally speaking, reveal the inner man; Marconi's wireless teleg raphy; liquid air; the bacillus or germ theory of diseases, for a notable group of the latest wonders. Lilacs Came from Europe. The common lilac, which Is known to botanists as syringa vulgaris, has been In cultivation for over 300 years and Its native home Is fgaid to be on the moun tainous regions of central Eurojte, from Piedmont to Hungary, whence It was introduced to cultivation In 15TB. Bot anists recognize about twelve species of lilacs found In a wild state and these are native from southwestern Europe through central Asia and the Himlayae to Mongolia, northern China and Japan. None of the species are natives of the American continent Gold Product of Canada. It la estimated that the Cnnafiiewi gold fields yielded last year 1,0 5.7.86 8 ounces of gold, valued at $28,000,0001 Compared with the preceding year» 1899 , this Is an Increase In ounces oC about 280 , 000 ^ and In value of (LtMu 000 . It can be said of almost any boy eg 1 18 that he may be better looking when he kaa a m us t a ch e to cover his teeth.