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THE CUMULATIVE EFFECT.
Jnst a little every (lay, That's the way! Seeds In darkness, Rwell and grow, liny blades push through the snow. Never nny flower of Mny Leaps to blossom In a burnt Slowly—slowly, nt the first, That's the way! Just a little every day. I Just a little every day, That's the why! Children learn to rend and wiite Bit by bit and mite liy mite Never any one, I sny, Leaps to knowledge and Its power Slowly—slowly—hour by uour, That's the way! '.-•••• Just a little-every day. —Ellft Wheeler Wilcox. SPENS "I've always brought you up to ex pect that I would do something for you, Kupert, and I will—but I confess I am disappointed. As my heir you would have a right to aspire to almost any marriage ."lint the daugh ter of a country rector, one of seven children, nobody in particular, no connections—" "She's the most beautiful creature you ever saw." "Of course," said Sir Spenthorne Car nac drily. "That goes without say ing." "Walt till you see her, Uncle Spen." "I'm beginning to be quite flred with curiosity. If she's all you say, my boy, I wonder what she saw in you!" The tall old man, fwitli the Iron gray hair and long mustache, shading a well cut, expressive mouth, smiled as he looked down at his nephew. "If I-were a woman I should prefer some one over Ave foot six." "All women don't worship thews and sinews," said Rupert Carnac Impatient ly. "Lucky for you they don't, my boy. Well, you really think the beauty caros for you? You don't imagine that the fact of your being my heir has any thing to do with It?" Rupert smiled a fatuous smile, which made bis uncle long to shake him. "•You think yourself very worldwlse, Uncle Spoil, and all that, don't you know but you're on the wrong tack this time. I told them nothing about my prospects, and If Merlel has ac cepted me I presume it's for myself." "H'm—the daughter of a country parson, seven brothers and sisters, etc. However, I will see the girl for myself. And so that she should not be on her good behavior—rich uncle and all that, don't you know—I'll go down to Systed and stay at the Inn. There's a trout stream, and I'll be supposed to be attracted by the fishing.. Nobody need find out who I really am and I can easily: inake acquaintance with the parson." "Yes, tt you go to church he will probably call." Sir Spenthorne Carnac intimated that he 'was prepared to make even that sacrifice In the Interests of his nephew. And as the two men separated on the steps of the Naval and Military, the stalwart old'Boldler could not help once more wondering what the deuce the girl (If she. was all Rupert said) could have seen In the little chap. "Certainly, sir, you can have the rooms, and the fishing Is especially good Just now." "Well, that just suits me. Can I have some dinner?" "Yes, sir certainly, sir. Er—what name did you say?" "Spens." "Thank you, sir." As the landlady left the room Sir Spenthorne Carnac walked up to the diamond paned windows of the little Inn parlor, and looked across the road to where stood a small white bouse, the abode, he knew, from his nephew's description, of the rector. Presently down the dusty road came a girl dressed In white, a tall and finely pro portioned figure, clad in plain serge, with a sailor lint. The wny the girl carried her head Impressed Sir Spen thorne. "By Jove, I suppose that's one of Lord Lauder's daughters," he said to himself. "I know they live some where hereabout Now, if Rupert had fancied a girl like that The girl was coming up the garden path, and Sir-Spenthorne caught sight of great brown eyes, chestnut hair, and a complexion like a wild rose. "Yes, Miss Merlel, dear?" "Can you let us have some eggs?" "Only a few, Miss Merlel. We've got a gentleman come here for the fishing, and I'll be wanting them for him. He's a real gentleman." Sir Spenthorne smiled In his long gray mustache at this description of himself. "Who was that?" he asked of Mrs. Bartlett after the departure ft the young lady. "That's Miss Merlel Ray, the daugh ter of the rector." "A great favorite In the village, 1 suppose?" "Miss Merlel, sir—we call her the Bay of sunshine, bless her?" The good woman enlarged for some time on Miss Merlel's perfections, and was perhaps, surprised at the extraor dinary patience with which her guest listened to her long story. "I wonder this charming young lady has not married," said Sir Spenthorne. "\yell, now, sir," said Mrs. Bartlett confidentially, "there Is a young man —he be a bit undersized, to be sure— but Mr. Rny would be glad to sfee one of his daughters married—he has seven children, you must know, anil gals are not Just so easy to sottle nowadays. And -It Is said In the village that Miss Merlel she's doing it to please her pa, and muke room for her younger sisters. But here's your din ner, sir." Sir Spenthorne walked up and down before the door of the Inn smoking, re flecting on Rupert and ills love affairs. It certainly was astonishing to see the sort of men women will marry—aston ishing! On the other side of the road there presently appeared the tall fig ure of a clergyman. Sir Spenthorne went across, and, taking off his hat, Inquired if the rector could advlBe him as to the best sort of fly to use on the river, as be was a stranger In Systed. The Rev. Thomas Ray, himself a de votee of the gentle sport, took In with a swift glance the tall upright figure, the deep blue eyeB and the well cut, powerful face of his Interlocutor. "What a handsome fellow!" he thought, "even now"—for the age of the stranger could not be less than fifty. "1 should be delighted to tell yitu anything In my power," he said aloud, amicably down the road togctner between the sweet June hedges. This walk was the beginning of a quickly, ripening friendship. Merlel showed the way to the best pools. Sir Spenthorne Invented the most wonder ful picnics and al fresco teas for the children. When he wasn't by the riv er he was at the rector's house, and perpetually in the company of Meriel. Sir Spenthorne had never married, be cause years and years ago a girl had jilted him, and yet his heart was as full of reverence for women as a boy's. Never had he come across one who ful filled his whole Ideal of womanhood until he met Merlel. He hardly real ized which wny things were drifting— was not Meriel engaged to Rupert, and was not he, Sir Spenthorne, the rich, elderly uncle, who had come to make all things smooth for them? As he returned to his Inn one evening after a delightful expedition in the woods with Merlel and half a dozen young brothers and sisters he found a telegram waiting for htm: "Am coming down to-morrow—get ting anxious. RUPERT." Sir Spenthorne felt his heart sud denly grow cold. Good henven! What folly was this? Why should he mind his nephew coming down? he asked himself. Impatiently—but in his heart of lienrts Sir Spenthorne know the rea son why. He put the telegram In his pocket and walked across the road to the rec tor's house. The small servant showed him in. "Mr. Spens" was quite a friend of t^e family. Merlel was alone, filling a china bowl with June roses. Her face was flushed, and there were traces of tears on her checks. "What Is it?" asked "Mr. Spens," taking her hnnd. "Nothing." "Nothing—and you are crying?" "I'm a fool," cried Merlel passionate ly. "It's nothing there is a man, who wants to marry me—father wishes It and I've snld 'yes,' and he's coming down to-morrow that's all." "But," said "Mr. Spens" gently, "don't you Uke him?" Merlel turned a scared face to him. "I didn't mind him—at first," she said. "Well?" "Well—nothing." The girl turned to the window and looked out Into the shadowy evening. "Tell me," said "Mr. Spens" with a sudden thrill In his voice—"tell me all about it." "There's nothing to tell. He was a nice little man, and he asked father, and father said if he died there would be nothing for us,and It would comfort him to know one of his daughters was provided for. And- though father looks well and strong, It seems he has something wrong with his heart, and he might die at any time—and so I said yes." "I see," said "Mr. Spens" quietly. But why Is it more tragic now than before?" But Merlel wouldn't answer him, and kept her head obstinately turned away, and "Mr. Spens" rose. 'I sec It's no use asking you to con fide In me," he said at last Then Merlel turned on him. 'Oh, go, go!" she cried. And Sir Spenthorne, turning, left the room without another word. "My God!" be said to himself as he walked .across the road to the Inn, "I believe she might have liked me, old fellow as I am." "What an awful thlng!"^ "Yes, It's a desperate business. I have telegraphed to the young fellow she's engaged to." 'Have you told him It's smallpox?" 'Yes." 'Look here, Ray, there's something I want to tell you. I am Rupert Cnr nac's uncle. I wanted to see the girl he was going to marry to have the op portunity of Judging her, and I had made up my mind to make things right for them." 'Heaven knows If there will be any 'right,'" said the poor rector, too dis tracted to give much heed to Sir Spen thorne's words. "Ah! thank goodness, there Is Rupert." A fly drove up to the door of the inn, and Rupert, looking somewhat flurried, got out "Of course, I came at once," he said, In an embarrassed toner "but I hope Merlel does not expect to see me. Smallpox is an awfully Infectious thing." My dnughter does not even know that I have sent for you," said, the rec tor, stlffy. "I thought It right to do so —she is very ill." His voice broke, and he turned impatiently away. He had urged his daughter to accept Rupert Carnne, and he did not quite like the light in which Rupert was showing himself. Sir Spenthorne said nothing, but his Ilps^tlghtened, and there was a look on his face the reverse of compli mentary to bis nephew. During the weeks that followed young Rupert was very much bored, and only the fear of his uncle kept him in Systed. Sir Spenthorne rather avoided his nephew, and was, besides, too desperately anxious to care for anybody's society. The terrible illness dragged Its weary length along, but nt last a day came when the doctors pro nounced Merlel to be out of danger, and snld that she might see Rupert. When the young mnn was admitted into the darkened room and caught sight of the swollen face and blurred features dimly seen In the uncertain light, he tried In vain to conceal his feelings. •It's horrible, Isn't it?" she asked, wistfully. "No one could love me now." Rupert was silent from embarrass ment You know you are quite free, Ru pert." Merlel raised herself on her el bow and looked into her lover's face. The change which Illness had wrought In hers appaliedhim. •'You are free, Rupert, she repeated. "No, no," said Rupert weakly. "Yes, yes," said Merlel, cheerfully. Take your freedom, Rupert. You know you are thankful in your heart." Rupert stood looking awkwardly down at her. 'Uncle Spen will be furious," he said at last. "He thinks the world and all of you." "Uncle Spen!" "Yes, my uncle, Sir Spenthorne Car nac. You only knew him as 'Mr. Spens.' The fuct Is, he had beard of our engagement, and wanted to take stock of you without letting you guess who he really was. I'm afraid he'll pitch Into me about this." A slow smile broke over Merlel's face. "I think I can make your peace with him," she said. "Is it true, Merlel, is it true that all Is at an end between you and Rupert? Tell me, my darling, Is there—|g there a ctyHtc* tor Sir Spentliorno Carnac was kneollnj beside Merlel's sofa, her thin wasted hand In his. The girl looked up. "You want to marry me, now my looks are all gone?" "I love you—I want you—and I don'l care about anything else!" But a few months after, when, thanks to a clever German specialist, young Lady Carnac had lost all traces of her illness, and Sir Spenthorne was Inordinately proud of bis beautiful wife, Rupert declared that he bad been abomlnately treated, and that Lady Carnne was the most mercenary and deceitful of women. KIMBERLEY'S VAST WEALTH. Richness of the Dlsnond Fields Almost Be yon* Comprehesilos. The figures representing the wealth of the ICImberley diamonds are so vast as to be hardly within the com prehension of the mind. In two years after the formation of the De Beers Company by Cecil Rhodes In 1888 it had paid $8,000,000 In 20 per cent, dividends and $4,400,000 In Interest on the original $40,00vi,uu0 capital, making a total of $12,400,000, or $0,200,000 per year. Since then the output has greatly in creased, so that the annual product is about $20,000,000. The total produc tion In the eleven years since the con solidation Is not far from $200,000,000. This official output, however, by no means represents the total product of the niine. The De Beers Company Is nothing more than a vast diamond trust, which regulates the output of the mines. There is no intention on the part of the De Beers Company to make diamonds so plentiful that they -will become cheap. On the other hand, the price of diamonds has been steadily advanced by the trust until it is now far In excess of what It was at the time the De Beers combination was formed. The company meanwhile has been stocking nway great stores of dia monds until It has a reserve fund of this nature probably amounting to scores of millions of dollars. Of course It is Impossible to esti mate accurately the value of the De Beers mines, practically all of which arc at Ivimberley. Attempts to do so bave been made and the figures have ranged all the way from $1,000,000,000 to $1,500,000,000. In 1890 there were 1,300 Europeans and 5,700 natives employed In the mines. There are now 1,800 Euro peans and 0,500 natives or Kaffir ne groes. The miners get from $25 to $30 per week and the day laborers' wnges range from $4.15 to $5 per week. The Klmberley mines cover more than twenty-six acres, and are sunk to a depth of from 450 to 500 feet with shafts running ^own from this level ton doth of from 500 to 1,200 feet Hone Sense. It Is peculiarly appropriate that some cold facts about the horse be laid be fore the public at the present time. These will substantiate the assertion that the liorse Is an animnl of extraor dinary little sense—using the word as synonymous with judgment. It Is quite natural that the horse should bave a nature so unbalanced mentally evolved, as he Is, from an ancestor who was one of the most timid of wild ani mals, possessing no weapons of offense or defense, aud therefore finding his only safety in flight. He had ever to be on the alert, with his keen senses of perception ever tense ready to urge him Into a mad gallop at the slightest movement or rustling of a leaf, which perhaps might betray the neighbor hood of some lurking beast of prey about to spring upon him and tear his life out with lacerating claws or teeth. It Is no wonder therefore thnt at any unaccustomed sight, noise, touch, or motion, the horse of to-day, in spite of countless centuries of training in the service of mnn, under the ancestral impulse that dominates his most in tensely nervous organization, should still be seized with an ungovernable terror that expresses itself In a mad. onwnrd rush whose frightful power Is fraught with destruction for every thing about him.—Automobile Maga zine. Africans the Locomotive. The children of the desert were filled with awe when first the silence of the primeval solitude was broken by the puffing of the steam engine. Down at the other end of the Cape to Cairo line the simple Matabele, when first con fronted by a locomotive, wore certain that the strange machine was worked by the labor of an indefinite number of oxen, which they assumed were shut up inside. Hence, when the engine stopped, they gathered in curolus crowds watting to see the door open and the oxen come out,- nor could they for many days be persuaded that the power of the locomotive could come other than from the strength' of the ox. ,The Arabs of the Soudan, more Imaginative tlinn the Matabele, saw In the fire horses of the railway one of the Djlnns olthe Arabian Nights, harness ed by the magic of the Infidel In the long trains of cars. The steam engine was to them a living, sentient being. Of which belief there Is curious evi dence In the fact that on one occasion a Sheik made an Impassioned remon strance againBt the cruelty of makinc so small an engine draw so huge train.—Windsor Magazine. A Novel Itece. Anglo-Indians are passionately fond of sports, and have originated somo clever and unusual outdoor entertain ments. Not long ago a race was got up In which a camel, an elephant, a horse, a bicycle and an automobile cart were the entries. The camel and the elephant were ridden by their keepers and the horse, bicycle and automobile were managed by experts. The course was three miles, and the race was a handicap, the elephant and camel being given half a mile and the automobile an eighth of a' mile. The elephant won the race, the bicycle and the autonm blle finishing second and third. He 0«ve His Consent. It was at a society wedding. 1,r clergyman after proclaiming the bantu of matrimony between the'' young cou ple concluded by saying "If there be any objections they can now be stated." A fashionable youth, an old admirer of the Intended bride, noticing the eyes of a portion of the congregation fixed upon him, rose up and exclaimed: "I have no objections for my own part," and then quietly resumed his seat ns if he had attended to a mere formality. Crusty Curmudgeon's Last Retort. "Oh! Good morning!" cheerily cried the Good-Natured Man, "I hope I see you well." "If you don't" the Crusty Curmud geon tartly retorted, "you'd better con sult an oculist."-^CatholV Standard and Timet, llandy Chicken Roost. In many poultry houses the manner In which the roosts are placed In posi tion is a source of annoyance when time comeB to clean out the house. In order to avoid the dlfilcuity of getting around under the roosts, b, they should be placed crosswise a frame made of about 2x4-lnch material, six feet wide and nearly as long as the building In which they are to be placed. Hang the frame, a, at one side to the wall by heavy strap or T-hlnges and support the other side by props, d, placed under It or a couple of pieces of stout wire rope, c, hung from the roof. The roosts can then be let down out of the way when the house Is being cleaned, and they also can be scraped off and washed with lime, either with a brush or spray pump. If both house and roosts are whitewashed frequently the SWINGING BOOST. filth will be lessened. A spray pump Is excellent to use for this whitewash* Ing process.—American Agriculturist. Gathering Cow Peas* My method of gathering them Is a long wny ahead of the common way of hand picking. Take a heavy chain and fasten on a No. 20 Oliver chilled plow, or any other heavy plow. In same man ner as you would If wishing to turn under a tall growth. Buckie hip straps on harness so short ns to bold plow out of ground. Take wheel and jointer off of plow let row come between team and plow, just skim enough surface to cut pea stalks off. The stalks will be caught by the chain and dragged until enough gathera to raise chain, then they will drop out under chain and chain will then gather another bunch in like manner. Size of bunches will be regu lated by weight of chain. If gathered in this way early in the morning while they are tough none will shatter. Thin fix Is superior to any patented pea liar? vester I have yet seeu. 1 gathered my last year's crop !n this manner with great success.—P. B. Meyer. Has Come to Stay. Iturai free delivery is now in success ful operation in every State and terri-" tory In the Union, and the $800,000 ap propriated for the current year has been nearly all expended. Quoting Special Agent A. B. Smith, In charge of this branch of the Postal Department: "One remarkable fact In connection with the service is that not a single complaint in misdoing or failure to perform duty has been lodged at the department against any of the carriers. The service has been discontinued in but two or three Instances, and then against the earnest protest of patrons." An offset to the expense of the delivery Is the abolition of some very small poatofflces, which are no longer needed where the carrier makes his rounds. Rural delivery has come to stay. For an Amateur Carpenter.' The honesty of hand-made furniture Is always attractive, particularly if it Is made without glue In the good, old fashioned style, with wooden bolts to hold the supports together. The ac companying design for a bench Is artis tic in its simplicity and might easily be copied by any amateur carpenter. The ends are cut In a pattern out of a thick board, as In Fig. 2, and are held together by a beveled bar, wblch, pass ing through the supports, Is firmly held A BIHPI.V MA DL£ BEXCH. in place by wooden pins, as shown in Fig. 1. A simple contrivance, but noth ing could be stronger. To Control the Potato Scab.' "Another year's experience confirms my statement made a year ago that one can control potato scab by the use of a rye sod, If this Is done in the right way. This Is the fifth year of an ex periment on two acres of land that bad become so Infested with scab that a decent crop of potatoes could not be grown. Five successive crops of pota toes have been grown in this land, turn ing a rye sod under ench spring, and the seed used a portion of the time has not been wholly free from scab and has been untreated with any solution to kill the germs, but the crop Is .above the average In smoothness. The seed last spring, coming from Northern Ohio, had more scab thou, seemed safe, but so far as examination of the hills now indi cates, the crop will be all right. If the rye can be turned during a hot spell In the spring. It makes the soli a little acid, and that Is fatal to the scab germs. Two years of that treatment practically cleaned the field."—Alva Agu, In Ohio Farmer. German Kapc. The new forage plant—German rape —which has been praised so highly for stock is now known to be one of the best and cheapest "garden crops that can be used for "greens," being su perior to kale in rapidity of growth and yield of leaves, it enn also be used for successive cropB, as the seed may be sown from early spring until quite late lu summer. It belongs to the kale fam ily, and when seeded thickly In rows ft pwduwi epwlj. t*nder stijjkif u4 gro^s wbfEfcVW ^P^ito/PSrodi«efl..L It is really a valuable acquisition to the, I list of garden plants, as well as being a profitable crop for field culture. Fighting HorCholera* If the hog cholera should break out on our farm, then all the pigs that have been exposed to It should be confined In email lots so as not to spread the dls» ease on the farm. The pig that has the cholera should be confined (n a pen to itself, and It should be sprayed three or four times each day with chloro-naph tlioleum, twenty parts water to one of the chloro, and the floor of the pen should be white with slacked lime, and If the pig dies* If It can be done, haul some logs and wood and b'urn It In the pen where it died, but If not, be sure that every cholera germ Is killed on the way from the pen to the place where the pig Is burned. By using such vigor ous measures we have succeeded in stamping the cholera out several times on our farm.—-James Riley, In Farmers' Advocate. To Destroy rabl,,,. Worms. Pests of the cabbnge family are best controlled by the use of the following insecticide: Pulverized resin, 5 pounds concentrated lye, 1 pound fish oil, 1 pint water 5 gallons. Make this Into a stock solution by placing the oil, resin and one gallon of hot water in an Iron kettle, heating until the resin Is softened. After this add the concen trated lyecarefully and stir the mixture thoroughly. Add four more gallons of water and boil the whole mass until the mixture will unite with cold water, making a clear, amber-colored mixture. Tills mixture should make five gallons of stock solution. When this Is used, F. A. Sirrine, of the Geneva Experi ment Station, advises preparing it by combining one gallon of the stock solu tion with sixteen gallons of water, three gallons of milk of lime and one fourth pound of Paris green. The wa ter, resin and milk of lime is added. In '•very case where this mixture is prop erly applied good results were obtained. —American Agriculturist Try Winter Oats. I would advise farmers who live where the spring Is backward to try sowing some fall oats. We have been raising this variety of oats now for six years and are In every way satisfied with them. Sow them the same time as wheat putting on two bushels to the acre. They ripen earlier and jtre much heavier than the spring variety. Of course one lias to pay more for winter oats than the spring oats, yet when a good start Is secured they ore invalu able to the farmer and' are without question the best oats to raise.—J. W. Stevens. '"v"v How to Make a Snare. Take a cord rope ton or fifteen feet long, make noose in one end, tie the other end to spring pole, drive stubs in the ground In a circle, twelve inches In diameter make long trigger, say fif teen Inches, cut notch four inches from end and another notcli near the same end. Make short trigger four or five inches long slope both ends. Tie rope back three feet from noose end to mW l!e of short trigger, draw down spring pole, let noose around circle of stubs, set as you would trap, by having notch In top of one stub for short trigger. Shorthorn Heifer. The 2-year-okl Shorthorn heifer, Bap ton Vanity, is a roan, bred and owned by Mr. J. Deane Willis, Bapton Manor NKLI-F.K BAPTON VAKITV Wiltshire, England. She Ib very large for her age, being wide and deep In front. She was first at the Bhow of the Bath and West Society at Cardiff. Poultry 5 nuect Killers. The lard and sulphur mixture has to be used on young-chicks with discre tion. Iusect powder, especially buhacb, Is far safer and will surely kill every louse with, which It comes In contact. Tobacco dust freely scattered through the feathers of the old bird, as for In stance when sitting, and a few days before the eggs are expected to hatch, will clear the lice out In a hurry. Some times I use tobacco dust In place of the Insect powder. If applied freely, it will also kill these lice. For chicken mites, use the clear kerosene, soaking perches, nests and cracks and crevices very thoroughly, and It Is a sure cure every time. Animal Food for Young Turkeys. As long as the supply of insect food lasts the young turkeys will make rap Id growth, but as soon as you notice the grass disappearing and Insects less abundant, begin feeding a small quan tity of meat to the young turkeys at night so as to promote and continue the growth. Xou should not aim to get them very fat Whnt you should de sire Is to secure as large frames and bone as possible, so as to have some where to crowd on the meat and fat later on. Hence do not allow them to cease growing, but push them until ready for market putting them up for the purpose of being fattened about ten days before selling.—Exchange. Uood Ton I try nr^*ds. Among the hardy breeds of poultry that thrive well lu winter may be men tioned the Brahmas, Cochins, Plymouth Rocks and Wyondottes. Some breeds may excel them as layers In summer, but In the winter season they will prove as profitable as any from the fact that they are very heavily feathered and have combs thnt are not excessively lar|e, which enables them to endure severely cold weather. The ^breeds named are of large size and are also excellent market fowls, having yellow skin and legs. Borctw in Apple Trees. If the'treeu have already been infest ed the borers must be taken out with a sharp knife or killed In their holes by Inserting a sharp wire. After the trees have been treed from them, prevent their further attacks by scrubbing the trunks once or twice a year witl) strong soapsuds. If the trunks are cov ered with rough bark, remove this by scraping. It is very difficult to rid an orchard of borers after they are once established. Hhtftle*. Fnrmlug. Now that frost has come It will be noticed that the corn is yet Btanding In some fields, not having been cut at the proper time. Such corn is a dead loss to the farmer, so far as the fodder Is concerned, and reduces the profit of the crop. It Is such farmers who abandon their farms because "farming doesn't pay," and they go into debt or mort gage their farms because they do not know how to manage their business. A mirror was once simply something to be wondered nt. The first looklng •giass undoubtedly routed great wtgp •Hbwejrt. ..' DWICIS oou'i asAO SIX MILITARY GOVERNMENTS. When the Whiu' House syndicate, trading on a lucky deal in bankrupt notes, made the war with Spain a pre text for Imperialism the Uulted States had an army of 27,000 meu aud a navy whose combined cost was $54,000,000 a year. Lock at the difference now. This re* public is uow maintaining six military governments, tfhe revenues of the captured territory are not sufficiently rich as yet to defray the cost, aud much of It is takeu from the pockets of the taxpayer. Cuba, Porto ltlco, the Phil ippines, Hawaii, Alaska and Guam are all under the control of the military. Civil government has been wholly elim inated in the six possessions, and the bayonet and the sword are the llual ar biters. Save in the Philippines, there has beeu no opeu attempts to dispute bayonet government. But the inhabit ants of the six military-ruled territories have appealed to Congress for relief from-the burden. The sltuatiou in ?orto Rico is especially intolerable, for the natives of that Island, who met with flags and acclaim the American army of occupation, are ruled with an iron hand more uubending than that of the Spauiards we chased into the sea. For purposes of his own the Presi dent has made no attempt to have civil government established In Porto Rico. Under the guise of controlling through the military arm until Cougress would have time to net, the administration has beeu perpetrating a series of sys tematic robberies in connection with the form of government it proposes to establish there. The administration proposes uo immediate change in the form of government for Cuba. Until forced to give up this tempting plum, the War Department will maintain a military despotism there. Profitable fields for speculation for the War De partment's pets are made available by continued bayonet rule in Cuba. The rich revenues of the island are used without question from a higher author ity. Until Congress actually takes a band and asserts its unquestioned right to terminate the War Department's tenure, there will be millions spent in Questionable wnys.—Verdict. Wuy It* Clear for Bryan. The election result in Nebraska will have a tendency to deter any other Democrat from making an attempt to compete with W. J. Bryan for the Democratic Presidential nomination next year. There Is no other candi date for the nomination in sight nor is It probable that any other candidate will appear. On a broad platform of Democratic time-honored principles— on a platform like that on which Tilden or Cleveland stood, with the issue of antl-imperiallsui added—he would lead ft united party to the polls. His elation over his success in Nebraska is natural and amply displayed. He sees no rival for the leadership in his own party. This triumph he has gained by great labor and it is not disputed. There seems now to be no possible doubt as to who will be the opposing candidates next year for President. The campaign of 1890 will be repro duced, with the results' to be deter mined by the votes. Save that Mary land may now be counted In the Demo cratic column the battlefield of 1000 will be substantially that of 1890 the standard bearers will be the same, but the Issues will be different.—Chicago Chronicle. Rather Paradoxical* At the outbreak of the British-Boer war we find devout Englishmen, as usual, prostrating themselves before their altars, and appealing to their god of battles to bless their cause. The Boers perform the same service. As they are both supposedly Christian na tions, it follows that they are both ap pealing to the same divinity, both claiming the support of the same om nipotence. But as even a divinity could not give the victory to both sides simul taneously it follows that one party or the other is certain to be disappointed. After the issue shall have been deter mined the world will probably fall back to its materialistic theory, that God is on the side of the strongest battailous and those of the greatest staying pow ers.—Los Angeles Herald. .. A Republican Query. Republican papers, with customary' Republican idiocy, are asking: "Sup pose the Filipiuos are subjugated be fore the next Presidential election, where, then, will be your Issue?" It will be here. If In the next year those harried Asiatics are overborne by su perior numbers, the murder and rob bery of tbein will not be in any less wrong. It is the duty of the Demo cratic party to see that this country is governed along the Hues of justice and rlght,'and the Democratic party, back ed by decent Republicans, will so see.— The Iconoclast. Pure Cant* McKlnley talks about "churches and schools," about American patriotism, about peace, about our reasons "for profound thanksgiving" and yet as a consequence of his personal policy, or lack of policy, the power of the United States is being exerted to compel the submission of a people who have never owed us submission, in violation of the very principles for which our Ameri can forefathers fought in King George's day. To talk about peace at such a time ns this Is the cant of a whining hypocrite.—Buffalo Enquirer. Destiny Doing It All. It would not be at all surprising to find the administration represented by a big fleet and an army of 40,000 men somewhere on the coast of China some fine morning. It would be there quite unexpectedly and providentially, we may depend. It would reverently rec ognize the fact, of course* that duty determined its destiny or destiny de termined its duty to seize and benevo lently assimilate a large section of China, with 50,000,000 inhabitants, more or less.—Chicago Chronicle. A Pointed Question. The President's commissioner says to interfere with this Institution of slav ery would bring on "a bloody and wholly unnecessary war." Perhaps so. But was It necessary to bring under American jurisdiction slave territory, lu the first plnce? Was It necessary to add to American dominions territory which c6uld not be held in peace with out trampling upon the 13th amend ment, that sacred heritage of the most awful sacrifices lu the nation's blood and treasure?—Springfield Republican. TUe War of Syndicate. The AinpHeau branch of the Anglo •merlcu} Qblnft pevelopment Oew- pnny is the power that is behind the President in his war upon the Filipi nos. They do not want peace in the Philippines. They want war. They want war for two reasons. One that the army and navy of America may be at a convenient distauce from China to further their schemes In that quarter of the globe and second, as an excuse to raise a great army that can be used in their interests iu the United States when the occasion requires it.—Wash ington National Watchman. N Hawaiian "Americans The expected has happened. A na tive Hawaiian has been permitted to laud In New York, arriving by way of London, on the ground that he is an American citizen. This is exactly what Democrats have long asserted would be the result of annexing Hawaii. There are 25,000 Chinaman In Hawaii, and as soon as they understand that the Island is part of this country they will begin to swarm over to the Pacific coast. Pauper labor will be imported to the States to compete with the work ingmen who are now employed at star vation wages and the results are too distressing to contemplate. But that is not the worst of it. With the Philippines a part of this nation, the lowest-priced laborers in the world will be brought here. Of this there can be no doubt, for capital Is ever anxious to "reduce the expenses of pro duction" and the starvation wages paid foreign coal miners In the East prove this assertion. If the imperialists could get their visions of glory out of tliiir heaus and come down to a serious con sideration of the results which must follow their ruinous policy some hope might be had of the Republican party. But such a thing is out of the question and the only snlvatldh for the people lies In the Democratic party. More Honorable Part. It Is easier and plcasanter to applaud the gallantry of American soldiers and to swell with pride over the resources of our country, but It is the duty of Americans who are not blind to justice to take the harder part of opposing the exercise of our national strength in a bad cause. American imperialists are quick to see this point when it is illus trated away from home. The American press is almost a unit in condemning Great Britain for the Transvaal situa tion and in applauding Sir Vernon Har court, Mr. Morley and the body of jus tlce-lovlng Englishmen who withstand the disingenuous appeal to their patriot. Ism and show themeselves patriots by trying to put their country in the^right —Buffalo Enquirer. ''V Are Hotli TVronjj and Afraid. Now, why is it that all the imperial ists from McKiulejr down—or up—with one accord seek to make people believe that nothing whatever was possible in the case of the Philippines except either to subjugate them or else "sail away like a sated pirate" and leave the Inhabitants to "domestic anarchy aud foreign spoliation?" There can be only one reason. They are afraid to let the people know the truth. They are afraid to let the people know that by adopting the Cuban alternative all this costly and bloody war of ^subjugation might have been avoided without either do mestic anarchy or foreign spoliation.— Chicago Chronicle. No Wonder. In Germany every man must serve In the army from 18 to 25. .Tust think what it menns. Seven of the best years of life taken at a time when the char acter is being formed aud the founda tion being laid for a life career. No wonder that the German-Americans are opposed to the President's policy, for it will certainly bring us to- the same conditions as that which exists in Germany.—Toledo Commercial. Ah in the Philippines. There is a salutary, lesson to be drawn by Americans from the Trans vaal war. The power of a great nation is being used to murder the people, dev astate their homes aud spread jarnage and desolation lu South Africa to en hance the fortunes of a few powerful men in England who are able to influ ence action of the government Washington National Watchman. Only One Wny to "Call" Him. An exchange has observed that Mr. Hanna's Indorsement of trusts has demoralized the Republican leaders and that he will have to be "called oft." Who will call him? Mr. Hanna Is boss and has sole possession of the club. The only way to rench him Is through the ballot.—Cincinnati Enquirer. Slsns of Being Rattled. The Globe-Democrat is very much afraid that Mr. Bryan will hearten Agulnnldo. But what is the matter with our gifted Republican admlnlstraT tiou? Doesn't It propose to smash Agulnnldo before Mr. Bryan is nomi nated? Really, the organs are becom ing Incoherent.—Atlanta Constitution. The Conrt and the Boss Don't Agree. Mark Ilanna Is likely to denounce the Illinois Supreme Court it has plainly declared a trust to be In operation In that State and that It is illegal. Mark says there is not a trust in the country. —Manchester Union. A Few Centuries. How long will It uiKe a farmer to acquire a competency under a system that constantly depreciates the price of what he lias to sell and ns constantly Increases the price of whnt he has to buy?— Omaba World-Herald. American Girls in Germany. A woman traveling through a moun tainous part of Germany recently came upon a small party of youug women pedestrians who hud just started out oil a day's journey, ench of whom car ried a long nlpeiistock with long black streamers flying from the uplifted end. The floating pennons Indicated mourn ing or woe of some kind, but the joy ous demeanor of the sightseers did not carry out the impression. On coming nearer the observer noticed that the streamers were black stockings. Every evening the walkers arriving at a stop ping place for the night did a small amount of laundry work, and as the stockings never seemed to get perfect ly dry, each morning saw the damsels starting out with black stockings flont lng on the breezes. Of course, they were American girls. S'i Krupp's Iron. Krupp buys froip an eighth to a tenth of all the Iron ore aud pig iron im ported into Germany from foreign lands, and this gigantic enterprise i« the largest producer In the German em Plr«, TflEuyrwt)owwrr ji(i JfnmnnCf GOOD AS A LETTER OF CREDIT l,,* (N fiURORE.a!VHI.V// It Wouldn't Have Worked In Ameri ca, bat in the Little Nice Hotel It Carried Every thins Before It-Aa anrance of a Yankee ToarUt* "Here at home bluff doesn't count tot much," said a globe trotter, "but I'm telling you that a good, stiff bluff, with a cheeky American behind it, is worth a lot of money In Europe. When I got around to Nice last year the best hotels were crowded and 1 had to take up with a small room. On the saiqe floor was a Qerman who was occupying a suite, though not spending much mon ey or putting on any great style. One day there was a great row. The land lord had asked him as a particular fa vor to vacate for a new-comer, and, of course, the man didn't propose to be turned out. The landlord coaxed and argued, and the German growled and muttered, aud I followed them down to the office to see how It would come out. At the desk was an American I had run across in Venice—a buyer for a Chicago dry-goods house. \»iien the landlord aud the German began to gabble In chorus the buyer pulled a blank check from his pocket and reach ed for a pen and said: 'All this talk is of no use. I want rooms here. I will buy the hotel and select my suite. Sir, what is your cash price for this hotel?" 'You would buy the hotel!' exclaim ed the landlord, as be threw up his hands in surprise. 'Grounds and all, and I want It to day. How much—a million—three or four? And what name shall I fill In on the check?' "Say, now," laughed the tourist, "but you ought to have seen that thing work! The German had determined to be ugly about it, but when he bumped up against a man who had as soon pay four millions as one for what he fan cied he felt awed and humbled and ready to quit. The landlord figured that to turn away such a Croesus would ruin his house, aud it wasn't half an hour before the bluffer was installed In the suite and the German was chucked out lieto a dog hole on the top floor. And that wasn't all, mind you. When they sent the buyer a bill based on his supposed millions he got up and threatened to buy up the town and start six soap factories to running, and they cut every item in two and begged his pardon to boot. I don't be lieve that chap had $1,000 in his name, but he just walked over everything and everybody for two weeks, and it was current gossip that he owned the whole of Chicago and a good share of St. Louis and Cincinnati. Nothing but cold bluff which wouldn't bave taken him into an American dance hall as a dead-head, but it was equal to a let ter of credit for $1,000,000 over thert." —Seattle Times. FIGHTING GUY HENRY. Waa One of the Bravest Soldier-* Who livsr Wore the Tllne. Death mustered out of the service in the country in Gen. Guy V. Henry one of the bravest soldiers and most pic turesque clinracters who ever wore the blue. General Henry more than any other army officer, perhaps, filled the romance writer's idea of a "beau sabreur." During his long army career he was almost constantly with the OIIN. GUV V. HENRY. cavalry, and he was always at the fore front of a charge. At Cold Harbor he led a brigade across an open bullet swept field. Midway of the charge he was wounded and his horse was killed. He mounted nnother horse and led on. His second steed was killed just as, in obedience to Henry's spur, it rose to jump over the enemy's entrenchment The rider fell wounded within the lines of the foe. For this Congress gave him a medal of honor. General Henry fought the Apaches In the early '70s, and a few years later was shot through the head In a battle with the Sioux. He recovered, and later on took the field again ngainst the same Indl nns. As Lieutenant Colonel, General Henry wns In command of the Ninth Cavalry in the field ngainst the Sioux In 1890. His black troopers Idolized him. One day under his leadership they had made a forced march of fifty miles from beyond the White River. They had eaten only a little bread and a cup of coffee each. Word came that the Seventh Cavalry was surrounded. Henry looked at his jaded men and asked his junior officers to sound the temper of the troopers. Would they follow him to the relief of the Seventh? When the colored men found out that Heury wished them to follow they sprang to their saddles and rode after him ns though, ns some one expressed it, tlicy were going to a ball. Henry nnd his men rode altogether nbout eighty miles that day, and the Seventh was saved. General Henry wore the army's medal of honor for conspicuous gallantry. He never held any bureau position. He was fighting soldier pure aud simple, being better ac quainted with the frontier camp than with the streets of the city of Wash ington. I atest In tho "Fathometer." Of the Inventing of long-felt cycling wants there seems to be no end. The latest of these Is an Instrument by which it is easy to record automatical ly not only the distance traveled by a bicycle, but also the various directions followed during the journey and the hills ascended nnd descended. The rec ord of directions Is obtained by means at a compass. The needle Is suspend ed nt the top of the "pathometer," as apparatus is called, directly above [he tape on which the records are taken. Heaps of Gold In New York. Bigger heaps of gold than ever were burled by Captain Ivldd or carried by pirates on the Spanish main arc hauled around New York City every week, says the Scientific American, to and from banks and wharve8 In common place trucks. pfliliP Hi