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fipperaon hat mored from MoBUfs to.lIt Pisgah. He it 77 Tfjw^oM uid s&yl he.wrote the lefcB^&'lwiiit tia witbonl nsing glaSiog," ibfl "rem arhe, "How is that "for good .eyesight?" Pretty good -for 177 year old man. Warkmen"'are patting up the wire from the eleetrio-liglit station to the new mill. The mill will be nio by eleetrio motor power. Dan Ford shipped two oars of oattle to Chicago last night jfiiM /3aasady moved HenTy Wy .nftre from Sontb Omaha to the Yi^lfky -yesterday. Mr W is siok withthe grippe. A cat load of machinery arrived for the new mill yesterday. It takes a car load of lumber to make. this spouting and bins for pill. S Skelton, of Orescent City, wat in the Valley today on buei nesa. Jack Orossley, of Logan, was transacting business in this city Mra. T. Sherwood departed this morning for Des Moines, where •he goes to spend a few weeks visiting friends. The Order of Eastern star of Logan, have invited the Valley Chapter No. 26, O. E. S. to attend their ^chapter Tuesday evening, AprifjjjS. All members who can go, please hand yoar name to the secretary not latter than Wednes day evening. Lain Edgecomb, Sec. Mrs 0 Foster and Mrs Harris will leave for Ohioago next Monday.' They will visit friends In that city for several days, after which Mrs. Foster will go on to New Hampshire to spend the sum* ^merirtth her sisters. W O Reed returned from Des Moines last evening, where he had been on business connected with the Photographers' associa tion. Neal McLeod is building a fine porch to his residence. iTOZttA, Btsiatfc* »Ths Kind Yw Hi* Alwairs Bought Miss Clara Skelton, of Logan, was in the Valley visiting friends yesterday afternoon. Miss Jessica Pond, of this city, received a.proposition from Fred eric Ward, the great tragedian, to day to sign contracts to travel with his company next season. Robert Berry is suffering from an attack of pleurisy. Judge Gaynox was in the city this morning enroute to Logan. In Gavitt's show window, Chas. Forde now has on exhibition a very neat and attractive contri vance in the way of a steam en gine, of his own manufacture. The engine if used to turn the wheels of a bicycle, which is dis played in another portion of the window. Jesse James Outdone A man went into the State Sav ings Bank in Council Bluffs just after dinner yesterday, and find ing no one in the bank but Assis tant Cashier A Brown, ordered fcimto throw up his hands and liand over what money was on the eonnter. Mr. Brown refused to •throw up" and the robber com menced shooting at him, when he grabbed an office stool and held it In front of him and worked his way back to the vault, with the man shooting every time he oould find an opportunity. Mr Brown was hit with one of the •hots before he got into the vault. The robber made his eseape and has not been apprehended. This ia the boldest attempt at back robbery ever made in the state. The Mr Brown spoken of above the father of Contractor Brown of this city. All graders on the Illinois Cen "1 near St. John have been laid until" the mistake in the right way survey b&s been ratified. Painfully Bnt Not Seriously Injnred For a period of about ten hours last oight, the life of Alex Hatcher hung in the balance, as the result of an accident, which befell him, about 6 o'clock yesterday after- DOOA The boy remained, in an uncon scious condition until about 4 o'clock this morning, when he rallied, since which time he has been gradually recovering from the effects of the shock, and .v- p? After quitting work, he went to the barn at the rear of Myers & Liitge's tailor shop, and started to lead a horse which he kept in the barn to the fountain near the power station on Third street. As he came out of the alley leading the horse, a youth who was standing in front of Har mon's, thought it wonld be a huge joke to scare the animal, and ac cordingly he picked up a elod of dirt and threw it at the hone striking it on the flank. This naturally frightened the animal and it started to ran away. Young Hatcher plnokily held to the halt er rope, and had the animal nearly quieted, when the hone suddenly turned and kicked at him. The boy attempted to get out of range of the vicious animal but was unsuccessful, the horse's hoof striking him on the jaw, at the point which is sought by pugilists in endeavoring to deliver a knock out blow. Hatcher fell to the ground bleeding profusely from an ugly wound extending from the point of the chin to the corner of the mouth. Pedestrians who saw the accident, carried the InckleBs young man to his home over Myers & Liitge's tailor shop and medical aid W.HS immediately! summoned. Dr Chapman res ponded, and after making a thorough examination found, that although no bones were broken, several front teeth were broken off, and he had grave apprehen sions for the ultimate termination of the accident, owing to a severe shock to the base of the brain. "VOL. 31 MISSOURI VALLEY, IOWA, THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 1899. thiB afternoon the indications are that he will have a speedy recovery. Knudsen is transacting business in Council Bluffs this afternoon. The apparatus for the new Gamewell Fire alarm system has arrived and the latter part of this week, work on installing the sys tem will be commenced. John 8tack, a representative of the Gamewell company is here and will superintend the work. A good rain is what the farmers are praying for. The Methodist people are put ting down a new sidewalk in front of their church. The Persia Globe this week contains a oolumn editorial in rt gard to advertising the exposition in Omaha the coming summer. He takes strong grounds against advertising the fair, and we think all the country papers in Iowa are of the same opinion. Omaha seems to be a hog and don't know when it has enough. Mrs South transacted busi ness in Omaha this forenoon. Twenty Tears 4go Today. Sullivan is in Chicago on business. Mrs Harris is visiting friends in Audubon county. Boner & Ellis have dissolved partnership. Mr Boner continues the business. Clarence Miles was elected al derman to fill vacancy, at laat Wednesday's election. Tobe Parker is able to be oat after a four week's illness. Edmund Burke has resigned his position as a member of the board of supervisors, and E McGavren has been appointed to fill the vacanoy. W Bump returned from Chi cago Tuesday. Carlisle, who has been con fined to his room for the past few days is able to be out today. Mr and Mrs Tamisiea are rejoioing in the possession of a bright little girl who came to their home on April 6. The Missouri river is flooding the Nebraska lands near Sioux City. FS Crabill is in Omaha business this afternoon. on WE Owens was re-elected Ustnl8^ 3»«2a»"S.*2K "HTZXi, at the meeting of the directors The Garner divorce case was settled in oonrt at Logan today, Mrs. Frank Garner Was granted, a divorce and $1,200 alimony. Afire that escaped the notice of the daily papers, came near caus ing trouble in A Carpenter's house Friday. Mrs Carpenter went into a closet to find something and struck a match to help find it. The match threw off a piece of burning powder, which set fire to some cotton clothes, and in the winking of an eye the flames were issuing from the closet. Mrs Carpenter, with rare presence of mind, threw a few pails of water on the flames and all was over be fore the alarm could be sounded. —News. A pious Onawa woman got up early on a recent Sunday morning and had her washing on the line before nine o'clock. Next she scrubbed the floors and then sat down to rest while doing some crochet work. Just then the church bells rang, and she discov ered to her horror that she was a day ahead of the game. The Dem ocrat intimates that she spent the remainder of the day on her knees. Equal to 300 Miles. As an advertising feature, full of facts and ficrures, the Burling ton passenger department has got ten out a neatly little statement. There are, it asserts, 125,000 Bur lington passenger trains run yearly including some of the finest ^00000000x on the continent. "Besides 7,500 miles of main line snd branches, 1,500 miles of sidetrack are nec essary in operating the railroad," it says. "The equipment used comprises approximately 1,050 en gines, 1,100 passenger oars, 39,500 freight oars, which, if coupled to gether, would cover a stretch of road 300 miles long." f&id Nash His Price. The suit of E W Nash agains* the Fort Dodge and Omaha Bail way company, brought some time since in the United states court, to prevent the defendant from con domniog a 400-foot right of wny across land belonging to the plain-1 tiff in the northern part of the city, has been settlpd. The rail way company paid Mr. Nash $12, 000 for something lees than twen ty acres.—Nonpareil. •MtTtksccsBtUsad Baulk* Yoar Lift irnf. Te quit tobacco easily snd forever, be msg ssMs. fall of life, nerve and vigor, take No-To Bsc, tba wonder- worker, that makes weak men strong. All druggists, 60c or II. Cure guaran teed Booklet and sample free. Adarew ^frtlMi Bemsdjr o», Chicago or New York "Sorosis." The young ladieB Edith Phelix A Dolan, having com pleted bis four year course, grad uates from Rush Medical college has one 400 acres clear and one in Chicago tonight. Dolan will remain in Chioago for several months, taking a post graduate conroe in one of the leading hos pitals. The. East End Whist club will meet with Mr. and Mrs. Mil iken Friday evening. It takes a republican state to faddish the spectacle of a deter mined effort to elect to the United States senate a man who is work ing overtime to escape the peni tentiary. ANNOUNCEMENT. Delsarte and a Box of Mon keys. One of the prettiest entertainments ever given in Missouri Valley will be Sfen Monday evening, April 24, at the Opera house. This entertainment will be put on under the auspices of the Presbyterian ladles and promises to be the social event of the season. More than fifty of the popular young ladies, misses, and children will take part directed by Harriett Fay Tanner, The public will make no mistake in at tending this performance. Prices, gen eral admission, 25c reserved seats, 35c. of the Sorosis club were entertained last evening at the home of Miss Lulu Edge comb on Third street. The life of Obrtner was very interestingly read by Miss Loud'a Rogers HiB Rppen ration, SZ Miss The next m^t-ir.g htodv Miss Fannie Wilknnsoa is con-' "The Imitators of Chaucer." Thn fined to her room by an attack of club ^meeting will be held next measles. week in the school mom of Bliss *ili bn Alice Ford in the High echool Col French today moved into building Wednesday, after school the property on Third street that he bought Uit week. The item going tlie round* the press to the effect that John T. Stones' fruit farm of 371 acres has been sold by the sheriff gives out the wrong impression. Three hundred and seventy-one acres are only part of his big farm. He fair crop of apples will redeem the sold portion. DELSARTE —AND— A BOX or HONKEYS. BY HOME TALEXl AT Opera Jtouao, 97?onday 9?(pAt jfpril 24. Under auspices of I he Presby terian Church. Harriet Fay Tanuer, Directress. Fifty popular young people of Mis- souri Valley will take part in this per-1 formauce. Sixteen Misses, in gorgeous Japanese costuniu, will open the pro gram with a grand march. "The Gossip Pantomime" by eigtiieeu little curly bended giris is well wurih Mm price of ti1missi "Japanese Fantastics," by ten graceful young ladies, you cannot afford t" miss "The Tableaux Monvants" or "Poses Plastique" given by twelve ladles, who at tired in pure white Gre cian robes, will represent a series of beautiful pictures. Mrs. Tanner comes highly recom mended as a public entertainer, and you will receive full VILIIIH for money invested in tickets. PROGRAM/ PART I. Overt ure Orchestra Japanese Parasol Maneuvers Josephine Harmon, Nelle McGavren, JDella Harris, Edith Amen, .Josaie L«wis, Vera Foss, Pearl Smit h, Pearl Gilkey, Olga Strobehn, Susie Fisher, Rue Miles, Ethel Miller, Grace Han cock, May Morinrity Lot tie McGavren, Fannie Wilkinson. The Gossip Pantomime (tells silently a bit. of gossip) Eighteen Lil tie Old Ladies. Japanese Fantasies Leader, Harriet Fay Tanner. Japanese Maids, Misses "FaHie Duer, Marion Robinson, Mat tie White, Cornelia Kuhne, Temiie Crowder, ltae Miles, Myrtle Gilky. Flora Shi ley, M«e Campbell and Pauline Wilkey. Solo.. "The, MooruhJrfaid" Mrs. Hills. Solo Selector! Miss Chapman, I'iano Duet. Selected Mesdanjes Snyder and Green. Artistic pnsinir. Twelve Grecian Ladies Miss Edsecomb, Accom panist. O vertu re Orches ra 'A Box of Aftonkeys' CAST. Ered Ralston, a promising young American Elbert ShaeiTer Chauncy Oglethorpe, second son of Lord IXmcaster.. .Chas Sargent Mrs. Ondego Jones, an anmirer of rank... Edith Harris Sura Bengaline, a prairie rose Miss Ella Fensler Ladv Gnivevere Lundpoore, an English primrose..Miss Hyrl Ja -en Admission 25c. Reserved seats ooooooooooooo a, EBSTER S NTERNATIGNAL DICTIONARY: A Dictionary of ENGLISH, Biography, Geography, Fiction, etc. Successor of the UnaJiri'lgcl. The Favorite in Iowa. j.. The Iowa Supreme Court Bay?: "it is 1 a^mo8efiBcnonarj^win!i)ut anoiitutl." 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When a newspaper man boarded a Madison street cable car the other dajr, soys the Chioago Timea-fisrald, kl saw five men. standing and- glaring at tins only vacant seat—vacant la the that Its only occupant consisted of eral small packages deposited there by a young woman next to «hi» heater, who was reading a novel la ostent^ tiously serene lndlfferenoe to har mo nopoly. The newspaper man took to the situation at a glance and, touching on the lcnee a man who sat next to the paokages, said, with a covert winkt "I beg pardon, do thesa package* bo long to you?" Before the man sitting had his expected dlsolaimer of ownership the young woman snatched up ths package* and plaoed them on her lap with the air of a greatly aggrieved per son. The scribe calmljr sat down and, glancing across the aisle, aaw three smiling ladle®, one of whom, a promi nent member of a West side woman's club, he happened to know. She bowed to him and, leaning forward, he made thia response in perfectly audible tones: "Mra. ——, I wish you would do me a favor. At the next meeting of your club read a paper giving the unpopular side of the (wldely dismissed topic: 'Why are not men. more pollta to wom en in public conveyances?' If you do I will guarantee to have it published." The laughter that followed had for its sequence the departure of the own er of the packages at the second cor ner. FREE LUNCH CHURCH. In a Loaioi Chapel Cold Collation Sewed to All Tkoae Wk* Attead. With respect, to religious: services It has often been saidi that "Fools who came to scoff remained to pray," but a new snd more polite version of the line, -flays the London Telegraph, has been furnished by Lincoln's inn, under whose auspices' "those who came to pray remained to lunch." Interesting as ia the chapel of the inn, good as is the music, excellent as) ia the sermon, hitherto the services have been but poorly attended. The benchers seem anxious to remedy this state of thing*, eo they have mads a regulation which will doubttas* be much appreciated, reminding (Dsn of their college days and eollege bmk fapt». It is now open to every member of the Inn, in Inviting a friend to &t> tend chapel, to accompany his invita tion with an offer of hospitality, and after the service it will be permissible for him to entertain his guest at a cold luncheon, which will be served in tha hall at one o'clock. It was rather unfortunate that tha inauguration of this regulation should have taken place in euch unpleasant weather, but It may easily be foretold that in the spring and summer the gardens after service will be resplend ent with well-dressed ladles who have honored aspirants to the woolsack by accepting Invitations to "chapel and lunch." CELESTIAL LINGUISTS. The Restarkabla Baalish Displayed Is Tiro OUSCM Lsastrr Ad« vertlaements. On upper Third avenue, Brooklyn, two wlnnt/-eyed Celestials, have opened laundries within a few doors of each other, and are engaged in a fierce busi ness rivalry. So close let the competi tion between the Chinamen that each Is driven to rather startling eifforts in the way of advertising with tlie pur pose in view of distancing his rival. One day recently, soys» the New York Times, the following Inspiration, set forth In sprawling black letters on a huge white canvas, appeared outside the door of one of the rival lwundrlee: "Kf you are lookln' four a clean shirtt we are it." Noticing the crowd which his rival's announcement had attracted a-bout tie latter's door, and not understanding wherein lay the force of the attrac tion, the second laundry man consult ed with an Italian cobbler next door, for whose knowledge of English he entertained the moot profound respeet. The result was that the following counter proclamation soon made its appearance In th« window of the rival laundry: "Dirty Shirt heere nott if do one ten dolera each give." That section of South Brooklyn ia loedng sleep these nights puzzling over tbis second sign. Hia Pjesslss t* the OsTersssesL The duke of Norfolk has Just com muted a pension which has a curious history. It goes as far back as Flodden Field, where his anoestor, the earl of Surrey-, commanded, and was awarded a perpetual pension of 9800 a year for his victorious soldiership. The money has been paid annually.eentnrj in and century out, ever since, and now the duke has let the country off for $4,000 down. How Temperstsn Afreets Ivory. Ivory billiard bnlls, freshly turned, have to be treated very carefully, a* a sudden change In temperature may cause them to crack. To prevent this they require to be placed for at least three months in a warm room in ordier to shrink them gradually and dry true before they are finished and polished.. The Telegraph Im Inlaid. Ireland's telegTaph department re cently proved that it could maivag« Oaelie by taking tlie speecheb delivered at an Irish festival at Iietterkeony, county Donegal, in the native tonfue and receiving them at Dublin so that they conld be printed In Oaelie char acters la tha livesMB'i Jonnul. AN EMPEROR'S LUCK-RING. A. Fastflr Taltaauta That Is Alwars Worm by Oenaaar's Raleva. The house of Hohenzollern possesses1 a family talisman. Since the time of the Elector John Cicero, who flour isfced toward the end of the fifteenth oantnry, each ruler has, when possible, bafore dissolution, handed to his suc MSNr a sealed packet, Raysithe Lady's Pictorial. This contains a ring, in which is set black stone said to have been dropped *y a huge toad on the coverlet of a prineese of the. family just- as' she had given birth to a son. Frederick the Great found the ring lh an envelope, which also enclosed a memorandum, written by Frederick I., srtatlng it* value and mode of trans* mission. Schneider, the librarian of William I., declares that he saw the packet handed by Gelling, the treas urer, to hie royal master on his ac cession, and further asserts that he read his account of the talisman to the. emperor, who fully confirmed it, iSie present emperor never fails to wear, on all occasions, this queer old ring, and has (like every Hohenzollern) the deepest respect for the quaint lit tle jewel. Frederick the Great'si father had the black stone mounted a si a ring, and be queathed it to his son, who believed firmly in itsi value as a talisman, and many of the documents of that, time,, deposited In the archives at Berlin, make allusion to It. BEARD IN THE STREET CARS. YearaU* Proposal of Bfarrlase aad a Peppery Domestic Till lleacli WNSI Bars. "I suggest to the city council/' said the man who stays out late, according to the Chicago Inter Ocean, "the pro priety of having- a censor in street cars that run after one a. m. In. my home ward travels between one and 8:30 a. m. I have seen and heard some things which, to my mind, do not belong in ears of any description. One night I heard, without edlort to do so, a young may propose marriage to the young woman whose escort he was. His pro posal was properly put together, so far as that was concerned, but why should he have chosen a car at that hour? I could not hear her answer. I hope she refused him. The very next night a married couple sat in front of ma. If you may judg« people by their clothes, they were highly respectable. I was forced to the conclusion, from! what I overheard, that they had been at a social function that the husband had imbibed, contrary to a promiisc^ and that- he had been guilty of flirta tion. If he keeps his word, his wife will not go out with him again. That's none of my business. I would have shifted my seat if I could have found another. All the time those people were at it I should have been enjoying my morning nap if there had been a censor to make them behave." THE SENSITIVE PORGIE. ABeawtlfal FUk That Ia Eanlly Scared and Particularly Subject to Blladaaas. The porg-ie, common as it Is, Is a beautiful fish when Seen In the water in a favorable light, and it te likewise one of the- moBt sensitive of fishes, says the New York Sun. In captivity It is easily frightened. It will take nluroi. from something done by a passing-vis itor, a thoughtless touching of the glass, or something of that sort, and go rushing around until His exhausted. Some-times it porgle in a tank may, when frightened, Jump out of water and bump its nose again&t the wire screen over the tank and be seemingly paralyzed by the shock and rendered unable to swim. In sucli a condition it will lie upon its back, motionless, ex cept perhaps for a fluttering of its fins, for an hour, and them it may come back all right- again and swim about so lively and in such good form that you oan't tell then which fish of the lot it WBAthat had humped ltB head. A peculiarity of the porgle Is Its li ability to blindness. Blindness is not uncommon among- flshe*, but there' are perhaps more blind porgles than theTe are flsh of any other kind. There's a saying among fishermen: As blind as a porgie. EMULATE WILLIAM MORRIS. XTAF .Dnlgseni Cksage la Their Work from ValutUM t« Wall Payer*. A leading manufacturer of wall pa per has this to say regarding the pret ty, fanciful designs that decorate household walls.: "Many of the beat designers were once comic valentine artists. The'pay for the latter work is- meager, but the artists do net entirely depend on sketching for a living. "The majority are unfitted forhlglir class work, but one here and there dttits into black and1 white. Wall pa per designers earn good wages'. Five years ago a valentine artist threw up tha ugly caricatures in disgust he earns from 125 to $50 weekly now, his floral patterns being at once striking •I'd original. "Any girl designers? A few bare and. there| we are told of a young lady,, who, formerly Chriaitmas card artist* turned her attention to wall patterna. Though lsev artlstle than bird and laadtecaps painting, it payshsr betterv Light designing Is very sultablie for la dies with an eye for pleasing patterns." Clafc mt Ssatfc Pswa. Tn southern California there is a "left-landed" olub, wltih a membership ef nearly 8,000 Mattered throughout all this principal townsi To be left handed tatlie only qualification nece#- NO. 43 FRENCH CHARITY. Any Act of Public Denefaetlan Has ta Be Licensed by Act of Par llament. 'Among the things which are man aged differently on the two sides of the channel there is one in which we in England may fairly claim to hare the advantage of abetter method. This is in the matter of public benefactions. Here, rich men like Lord Iveagh may give out of their plenty to any society they please, old or new, with restric tions, except, of course, the usual tech nicalities when the beneficence takes the form of clearing open spaces of dealing with property. But in France the Journal dea Debats complains tlwi.t would-be benefactors have no such freo hand, and the restrictions, of red tape stifle a good'many charitable Impulses, says the Westuninster Gazette. The patriotic Frenchman, according to the Journal des Debuts, if lie wishes to devote some of his wealth to the pub lic weal, must first apply to parlia ment for leave in case- his. glfti is to increase the funds of any charitable -society already existing. But if he de sires to Initiate a scheme of his own he must go to the minister of the inr terlor for permission. In neither case will he have any voicei in the- organiza tion or working of the committee formed to control his gift. In addi tion to these restrictions, it seems that the minister of finance steps in and takes about ten per cent, of the sum for the exchequer. This is certainly not the way to encourage the public benefactor, whose pa.th of generosity should be made* as smooth as possible. SECOND-HAND SHOES. Extensive Repairs May Be Made and \'et They May Be BTad for Very Little Money. A sign hanging In front of a shoe maker's shop where second-hand shoes were sold had upon it these words: "Seoond'-Hand Shoes with.New Uppers." It seemed almost that a pair of see ond-hand shoes with new uppers would be X'vactlcally new shoes, but inquiry showed that this impression was not warranted by the facts. There is a good deal of fresh material In a pair of shoes thus repaired, but there is also left a good deal of the old, says the New York Sun. The new upper thus put in is a new vamp, the front part of .the upper the old counter, or baelc part of the shoe, still remains. It is a familiar fact that while the counter may break down or wear out or get a hole in it somehow. It is much more likelr fo stay sound and good itis the front tha t. cracks and breaks. And so in put ting second-hand shoes in order u«\v. vamps are sometimes put in. Hut while such a shoe, which has also, been soled and heeled, might easily be described as having undergone extensive repairs, It would be far from wholly new. Theire. would remain, besides the old counter, the shank and the inner sole, and the general shape and framework of the shoe, and upon these the repairs could be made. Second-hand shoes bring va rious prices, depending on their orig inal quality and their condition pair of second-hand shoes, resoled and re heeled nnd with new uppers, can be bought for as little as a dollar. A SPANISH CABALLERO. An lantance Which Shown There That Not All Spantardn Lack a Sense of Honor, An incident., told by a correspondent of Harper's Weekly, who writes from Manila, shows that there are .Spaniards who possess what Burke calls "the chas tity of honor." In the middle of the grounds stanil Gen. Anderson's headquarters. As wo went up the steps a tall man, rather shabbily- dressed, preceded us. Ye noticed his military bearing, and were told that he was the captain of one of the Spanish men-of-war, which lay with projecting spars at- the bottom of l'a vite harbor. Following his footsteps, we of necessity overheard what he said to the general's aid: "Senor, I borrowed some time ago $200 from Admiral Dewey to pay oil' my men. I have come to repay the debt." He turned- his profile toward us, aud we noticed how thin he looked. lie must have starved lumself to collect the money. 'With, a very straight back, he counted out the Spanish bills, and turned to go. "Will you not take a receipt?" asked the aid of Gen. Anderson. "Never from an. officer," answered the gray-haired old gentleman, with a. courtly, old-fashioned bow. He at least is a true Spanish cab allero. Staple Tallrauaa. llusited horseshoe nailsi for luck' In many places they bring five cents.each, while an old rusty horseshoe will fetch double th-i price. Jay'siwings are sup posed to keep away sickness and bring prosperity. They sell for eight cents In some parts' of the world. There is a little ground mouse callcd the "Shrew" whose tail isi cheap at six cents. Itabbit's feet have been tried and their virtues well known, but they are clienp unless fashionably mounted. There is a market somewhere for talist men of this kind, all the way from donkey tailsi to white hazel root. I'p* and Doirna. In Germany it is con-sadercd ncecs* sar.y that a child should "go up" be fore it goes down In the world, and so it is carried upstairs as. soon as born. In case there is no upst-air®, the niirsio mounts a table or chair with the ln fant. Dig Senlig Machine, The largest- dewing machine In the world is said to be in operation in Ijeeda It weighs 6,500 poundsand unci cotton btlUng.