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For Oovernor, HON. T. 'J. PHILLIPS, of Wapello County. For Lieutonant Governor, O. E. FEH0D80N, of BuriRon County. For Supreme Judge, JOHN 8H0RTLKY, of Dallu County. For Itailrotul Commissioner, A. 0. BKIOE, of Taylor County. For Buperintendent of Hcbnola, W. P. JOHNSON, of Carroll County. Democratic State Platform. "Wo, the dcmnoratH of Iowa, in Convention assembled, hereby reaffirm the principles of the demooratio nationM platform adopted at Kan aaa City, July 5, 11MJU, und without Rurrenderiog our oonvintionn or abating our loyalty to our national policies, we believe this comp4i«o to be particularly one that should be confined to atate issues. "Rbsoltkd, That the fundamental principle democracy, "equal rights to all anil special privileges to none," applies in full force to the subject of taxation. The democratic party be lieve* that the burdens of taxation should be born equally by all taxable property. We pledge our members of the general assembly to formulate and urge the adoption of such a law as will oomuell the burden of taxation to rest on corporate and individual property alike without favor or exemption of any interests. "We demand economy in the administration of state offairs, the repeal of the mulct law, the enactment of a local option law, and the aboli tion of the offices of state printer and state bin der and the contracting for supplies for the atate with the lowest responsible bidder. "We cordially invite all honest men of the atate to unite with us in securing the enactment of these principles into law," Democratic Senatorial Con vention. The Democrats of the Senatori al District composed of the coun ties of Harrison, Monona and Crawford, will meet in delegate convention at Mo. Valley, Iowa, on Monday, September 16th at 10:30 a m, for the purpose of. pla cing in nomination a candidate for Senator. The several counties of the district will be entitled to the same representation as at the State convention held at DCB MoineB on Aug 21,1901. J. K. McGavren, R. ShawVan, Committee Democratic County Conven tion Representative, E Kirkwood. Treasurer, McKinney. Sheriff, John Skelton. Supt of schools, Dakan. Surveyor, E Tyler Coronor, Dr McFarlan Supervisor 1st Dist, W S Kelly Logan, Iowa, Sept 4,1901.—The county democratic convention was called to order by county chair man, N Wood, who called Patterson of Dunlap to the chair and E Ferguson of Logan as secretary. On motion W Withrow, W White and Child were ap pointed as a committee on cre dentials. While the committee on cre dentials were in the committee room, Judge Harris was called for and responded in giving the con vention a very nice little talk. The report of the committee on credentials is as follows: "We, the committee on credent ials, beg to report that we find all the precincts represented in full. On motion the temporary or ganization was made permanent. The convention then proceeded to the nomination of candidates. The convention began taking an informal ballot for the office of Representative, but as the name of Hon E Kirkwood was the only one mentioned before the convention, the rules were sus pended and the nomination of Mr Kirkwood was made by acclama tion. McKenney was nominated for candidate for Treasurer by ac clamation, no other name being mentioned before the convention. The roll call was then taken for the office of Sheriff, an informal ballot being taken which resulted in AT Monabon of Dunlap re ceiving 25 votes, and Skelton 112. The odds being so greatly in favor of Skelton, Monabon Arose and moved to make the se lection of Skelton unanimous, whiob WM seconded and carried. On the vote fop County Super intendent, the name* of ML Dak »n, Kdte Sobwertley, Ireland und W Arthur were mentioned before tlie oonveetion, and in. formal ballot resulted AN follows Dakan CI,. Schwertley 50, Ireland 14 and Arthur 12. Arthur's vote can probably be accounted for in the fact that Le positively refused to accept the nomination under any .circumstances. The formal ballot gave Dakan 70 votes, Schwertley 64 and Ireland 3. Dakan having received a majori ty of the votes was declared the nominee of the convention. E Tyler was declared the nominee of the convention for the office of county surveyor by ac clamation. Dr McFarlane was declared the nominee of the convention for the office of coroner. The convention then elected McGavren county chairman for the ensuing yeRr and W With row secretary of the county cen tral committee. The convention then adjourned. The townships composing the First supervisor district then was called to order and W S Kelley of Morgan township was nomi nated as a candidate for the office of supervisor. 1 Struck by limited train. A & N W hrakeman by the name of Bert Grinnel was struck by the St. Paul-Kansas City limit ed train No 75 at Loveland last night. At the time of the acci dent Grinnel, who was working as head brakeman on 1 VV limited train No 2 was walking back to the passenger coach after deliver ing the clearance blanks to the en gineer and it is thought became bewildered upon the approach of train 75, and as the double track system is used between here and Council Bluffs, he was caught be tween the two trains. His left arm was broken at the elbow, his back painfully injured and his left hip sprained. He was brought to Mo Valley and given proper at tention, after which he was sent to Carrol on a special, where he will be treated in Dr. Wright's hospital. St. John Items. BY MAC. Mrs Hattie Hart and son Fred have gone to Chicago where Mrs Hart will visit with relatives for a short time, and Fred will stay and attend school in the city un til next June. Mrs Smith is very sick at the home of her daughter in this place. Miss Kate Ellis of Council Bluffs, accompanied by her sister MrB Laura Stewart of Missouri Valley, were calling on friends in St John on Monday last. Miss EIHb was on her way to Chicago where she expects to take a course in a school for trained nurses. Frank McGavren will go to Af ton, Iowa, Thursday for a two weeks visit with relatives. Mrs Louis Coffman, of Council Bluffs, came up Moudny, called by the serious illness of In mother, Mrs Smith. A great many of the cattle in this locality are afflicted with the pink-eye. Some of them entirely blind. Council Proceedings Council Room, Missouri Valley, Iowa, Sept 3, 1901.—Council met in regular session with the follow ing officers presen!: E James, Mayor Bar rett, City Clerk W A Skelton, City Marshal. Counoilmen pres ent, Amen, McGavren, FenBler, McKay, O'Connor, Fisher. Minutes of last regular and of adjourned meeting read and ap proved. Petitions of Ed McQueen et al and Creagon et al asking for sidewalks, read and referred to committee on sidewalks with in structions to report at next regu lar meeting. Petition of E Kirkwood et al asking for water main from Ninth and Erie streets to intersection of St Clair street read aud referred to committee on water works with instructions to report stj»xi W alar meeting. ('(.AIMS AtJDITHJ)—OITV KUWD, Wm NeullnrtIftlary,, ,,,9 50 00 li Dimwlok, Idler,, 116 VOL. 34 MISSOURI VALLEY, IOWA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1901 il Faekler, sal and tini9 ck.. 1? Newton, mdse \V Fensler, time cks 0 II Deur, mdse Wm Russell, time ck (V li Hosbrook, salary .1 IS Lyon, mdse Mo Valley Times, priming Geo Fordo, labor Sam Holmes, labor and mat... Brown & Christianson, time ok. W A Skelton, sal 2 dogs JnoO'Krien, sal Fisher & Ladue, ft and dray... Woodard & Wehrli, labor no Brinker, time ck State Savings Hank, time ck... 53 20 110 31 10 !»5 71 *10 2 00 •18 00 S7 38 15 00 Hi 00 18 40 4 00 52 25 50 00 1 25 2 75 1 00 71! 90 WATKU FUND. State Bank, cks and freight Des Moines Coal Co, coal S Supply Co, mdse Geo Uumb, time cks 48 50 47 71 90 21 SO Newton, mdse Hi 38 W 1) Allen, mdse 0 34 Thompson, sal (JO 00 Valley Bank, time ck 1 28 KLIXTUIC L1CIIT FUNI)||ffe:^ Electric Light Co, lights claim ed 8155 07, allowed 150 00 Moved by Fensler and seconded by Amen that bills as read be al lowed and city clerk issue war rants for same. Carried. Reports of City Treasurer, Water Commissioner, Street Com missioner and City Marshal read and approved. Moved by Fisher and seconded by McGavren that the matter of securing street names be referred to committee on finance with power to act. Carried. Couucil then made the follow ing tax levy: City 4 mills, water 1 mill, light 4 mills, sinking 1 mill, health 0, cemetery 0, library mill. Moved by Fenslor and seconded by McGavren that we adjourn to Tuesday evening, Sept 17, 1901. Carried. Barkett, City Clerk. n* Mnch-De»pl«ed Goat Has Baca Kiowa Since the lleifinning of History. The common or domestic goat was originally a native of the highlands of Asia. Naturalists generally regard it as having descended from an animel found in the Caucuusus mountains and the hill country of Persia, called in the Persian language the pesang. Its legs are longer than those of the common goat, und its horns are very much longer. The common goat has existed as a domestic animal in oriental countries from the very ear liest times. From there it spread all over the world, manifesting a remark able adaptability to climate and cir cumstances. In this diversity of sur roundings great diversity of breeds has appeared, such as the Angora goat, the Syrian goat, the Cashmere goat, the Guinea goat of Africa, and muny others. No quadruped, except the dog, has shown such susceptibil ity of variation. These differences show most markedly in the quality and quantity of the hair and in the relative abundance of the two coats, the long silky outer covering and the softer woolly hair beneath it. Among the Greeks and liomans, the goat was sacrificed to Bacchus be cause of its -tendency to injure grape vines by eating the young tendrils and leaves. All the species of goats ore natives of the old world. The ltoclcy Mountain goat, so-called, of North America, really belongs to the antelope family. 'iT.'5' '?5, Soldier* In a I'anlc. All armies are liable to night sen res, which, lit times, almost amount to a panic. On one occasion a British regi ment in India, marching over the ghauts on its return from maneuvers at Chinchwud, was thrown into tem porary confusion by the bolting of a couplc of pack oxen laden with cooking pots. Carefullr Trained florae. The Boer depends entirely on his horse, which is often beautifully trained, and stands unwatched behind him while he fires. Honey and Money. The bee industry employes 300,000 persons, und the revenue from It is About $20,000,000 a year. O. W. MCGAVBEN, ?H¥SJCIIS & i«mi Dfflce'.oorner Third.and, Erie MO. v*r,r,v,v mw Ceo. W.Coit, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON MI0HODBI VAtL*V.IOWA. C. H. DEUR •IJKAbKU IN— L1MBEB.LATH.UIIE. COAL, Building Paper," 8hlngles. Hoo him before you buy and »jftvo money. Our Sm: Smull Ouc, Tho sun is about 02.000,000 miles ofT. The only way of measuring the dis tance of a Used star is by parallax, and scarcely more than half a dozen can tie estimated that way. Suppose the suu Is here, in space, on ,1a:i. 1. On July 1 he will be ISJ.COO.OiK) miles over there. This Is the base of measurement. The observer who wants to estimate the distance of, say, the star A Contain! notes its position with regard to the next star. In six months he notes again, and if they are separated by a different distance a so called parallax is established, and some calculation can be made of the distance of the nearest one. In the most favorable cases this parallax is extremely slight. What is the sun made ofV The lines of the spectrum give an Idea of his chemical properties, but beyond that all is hypothesis. Ills substance, as a whole, is of much lighter material than the earth, but yet there may be a hard and heavy tlery pudding Inside, for there is a light anil thick outer coating, named the photosphere. Outside this, refining away to an unknown distance, is the chromosphere, of licit a!r. so to speak. The spots are rifts through the photosphere coming and going, anil some are so large that our whole earth could be shot right through, with a thousand miles to spare all around. When a total eclipse covers the sun, flames to the height of thousands of miles are seen out of the photosphere. The sun Is a hundred times larger than the earth, an easy thing to say, and yet our sun is believed to be a ratlii-r kim i1I one. For instance, tiirlus Is at least nine times as big.—Imperial. Dall'a Cam pit litu Story. It is not probable that a better story teller than ex-I.ietiteiiaut Governor Da vid A. Hall of Missouri ever stood be fore an American audience. Ill lS'.IO he was trying to persuade the gold Democrats that, notwithstanding the fact that they differed from the regu lars on the financial Issue, they agreed with them on so many points that they ought to vote for Bryan anyway. He wound up that part of his speech as follows: "flow would a Mossback Missouri Democrat look voting with the Repub licans? I will tell you. Up In Pike county an old chap undertook to com mit suicide by hanging himself with a blind bridle. Just as he was about dead his son cut him down. The old man rubbed his eyes and said, 'John, if you had let me alone a minute longer I would have been In heaven.' 'Yes,' replied the boy 'you would have cut a deuce of a figure In heaven looking through a blind bridle, wouldn't you?' And that." concluded Mr. Ball, "is the way a Missouri Democrat would look voting for a ltepublican under any cir cumstances whatsoever!"—Champ Clark In Saturday Evening l'ost. Ia a Hood BreaUfnat Xcceaanry? Yea. A good breakfast is the physical basis of a day's work. The American break fast, regarded with so much horror on the European continent, has contrib uted largely to make the nation what it is today. It enabled our forefathers to do an amount of work which it ap pals foreigners to contemplate. As a rule there is something wrong with the man or with his habits if lie cannot eat a good breakfast. A man who works at high tension all through the morning hours without tills sub stantial foundation Is working entirely upon Ills nerves. That means disorder ed nutrition and sooner or later bank ruptcy aud collapse. If a man gets up In the morning with a bad taste and no inclination for food, It is because his system Is full of waste and Ills circulation of obstructions. Let him make a radical change In his hab its and train his digestive organs to ac commodate a nourishing morning meal. —Medical Brief. A Curloua lOrror. The Kev. Dr. lOd ward Everett Ilale told how a curious error crept inio the translation of the Lord's Prayer i::to the Delaware Indian tongue. The Eng lish translator had as an assistant an Indian who knew English. "What is 'hallow' in Delaware?" asked the trans lator. The Indian thought lie said "hal loo" aud gave him the equivalent. Therefore the Delaware version of the Lord's Prayer reads to this day. "Our Father, who art in heaven, hallooed be thy name." A Good Knight. "Don't you think that If I had lived In tlie days of old I would have made a good knight?" asked the young man who hud been talking ancient history from 8 to 11 p. in. "I don't care so much wiiat you would have made then," weurily observed the young lady, "but you might see what kind of a good nlglit you can make right now."—Baltimore American. Evolution of Corn. Corn, with its i!4 to 32 rows under cultivation, was once but a coarse grass, hiding each seed It produced un der a husk, as wheat and oats now do. Brought out to the light and sun, with a chance to get at enough plant food, It hus worked its way up to eight rows of seeds, covering these with one husk. The farmer and nature together have added thu extra 1U and U1 rows. WllltiiK Help, "The eelio is much more effective," Raid the guide in thu Alps, "If a shot Is fired. lias anybody a revolver?" "I don't happen to huve my gun with me," reninrlfed the Chicago man of the party, "but here'# a Uttlfe."—Exchange, Most of tho dandles of the Georgian period took uh great plmmuro in see. lug themselves curlcotured us our gun orutlnndoos in Hoeing their photograph* !u the shop window*. Tlie refining of augur was Invented la I Antwerp In tliu wlxtvuutli oeutury. Valley Times. The Oli! F'aahloned Hoy. At a little dinner of a few old timers In this city the other night one of tho speakers said: "What has become of the old fash ioned boy, the one who looked like his father when his father carried tho sort of pomposity which was like the divin ity that hedged a king in the time when klnghooil was in its break of day, the boy who wore a hat which threatened to come down over his ears, the boy whose trousers were made over from his father's by his mother or aunt or grandmother, the boy whose hair had a cowlick in It before and was sheared off the same length behind, the bo.V who walked with both hands la the pockets of his trousers aud who expec torated between his teelh when his teeth were clamped together, the boy who wore boots run down at the heels, the boy who never wore knickerbock ers or a roundabout coat, the boy whose ehirography was shaped by the gym nastics of his tongue, the boy who be lieved his father was the greatest man In the world aud that lie could have been president if he had wanted to be, the boy who was his mother's man when the man was away from home?" —New York Sun. Virtue of the Maflu. Among the Maila "onesta" Is the great virtue. This virtue is said to be possessed by those who never under any circumstances help the authorities by giving information, not even of crimes of which they may be the*vic tims. To give Information is to forfeit all honor, to become a "cascittuul," or spy. This feeling which underlies the Ma fia, which is not old. hut was born in Sicily at the beginning of the nine teenth century, is due to the Inborn hatred which the Sicilian has for gov ernment. Any interference of the au thorities In his private affairs ho re gards with Jealousy and distrust. In his sight a man who calls on the au thorities for anything is vile. lie be lieves In settling private differences privately, either by fair flglit or mur der. No matter what a member of the Mafia may suffer, he will never Inform. If he recovers from an Injury, lie will avenge himself if ho can, and if he cannot he blames no one and would scorn to even take the authorities into his confidence. A Sicilian proverb runs, "If I live, I will kill y.ou if I die I forgive you." GcoKraphtcal Distribution of IlaJr. Tlie geographical distribution of the hair over the habitable world Is, as re gurds the color, very precisely defina ble. The xnnMiocomlc or light haired raccs are to be found north of latitude 48 degrees, which cuts off England, Belgium, tlie whole of northern Ger many and a great portion of Itussla. Between this parallel and latitude 45 degrees, including northern France, Switzerland anil part of Piedmont and passing through Bohemia and Austria, there Is a sort of debatable laud of more or less dark brown hair, anil be low this line we come gradually upon tho Melanlc races. The people of Eu rope therefore present in the color of hair an nlmost perfect gradation, the light flaxen of tho colder latitudes deepening Imperceptibly into the blue black of the Mediterranean shores.— Gentleman's Magazine. Qneer I.nnd Tenuren. Some of the tenures in England are very curious. A farm near Broad house, in Yorkshire, pays annually to the landlord a snowball In midsummer and a red rose at Christmas. The manor of Foston is held by a rental of two ar rows and a loaf of bread. An estate in the north of England is held by tho ex hibition before a court every seven years of a certain vase owned by the family, another In Suffolk by an annual mital of two white doves. A Grrnt Rrllef. Mrs. Cntterson —I thought I would come and tell you that your Harold has been lighting with my Bobbie and set tie the matter If I could. Mrs. Ilatterson—Well, for my part, I have no time to enter Into any dis cussion about children's quarrels. 1 hope I am above such tilings. "I'm delighted to hear that. I'll send Harold over on a stretcher in an hour or so."—Harper's Bazar. Many Jnat I.Ike It. "Those new neighbors humiliated me dreadfully today." "How?" "Why, they sent over to borrow our Bible said they had forgotten theirs when they moved. And I'm almost sorry I let 'em take it." "But why?" "Because it doesu't look as if it ever had been used."—Cleveland Plain Deal er. An Ornamental Deer. One of tlie first things to attract tho attention of Baby Clarence was grand ma's hatrack, made of a pair of deer horns. One afternoon when lie was 3 years old ids papa took him to Captain G.'s park. When relating the incidents of the trip to ids mamma on their re turn, he exclaimed, "And, oh, mamma. I saw a deer, aud lie had a hatrack on his head!"—Current Llteraturt'.^j^, Vengeance, Heturncd Traveler—I huve often thought of that young Mr. Tease and how lie used to torment Miss Auburn about her hulr. Did she ever get even Willi lilmV Old Friend-Long ago, Hliu mtin leil him,—Illustrated Hits. J.ndlos nud waiting maids among thu Aliclent Greeks uml itoimwis wore plain lumps of gold or silver In their ears, mill im time progressed these beeamu inoru clulioi'ftii, priH'.lous gem* bi'luy I tut In (liein, A S Couliin't Kt-^d the Corkscrew. They live pretty well out, in a hand some home, lmt not near enough to a lire station to be "handy In case of ac cident." As tlie house is their own and their ail the husband had been somewhat i'.i tenvr of a bla:'.e for some time. So lie laid in a stock of hand grenades, those little nhsss bottles which are supposed to put out any lire that may star:. One day the bku-.e came. Tlie cook starred it in the kitchen. Then she fed howling to her room ami began to pack her U::".: The wife prides her si l:' o:i her ability to keep her head, so '•rst she stei'. ed to the telephone and turned i:i the alarm, and then she wont 1'or the hand grenades. When the t'.re I'.opaitaier.t did arrive, tho men found her Handing over the sideboard rummaging through the drawers. Copious streams of water .'"••oil dro'.vni'd the blaze nud ruined the lower :\.:r. i'..d the department left. SU'l she rummaged. iler hus'tanil came, called by the phono girl. Uo saw her there. '"Why, my dear girl." lie said, 'v 'ay didn't you use the hand grenadej und stop t'ne lire as soon as it marted": 1 iicn tho whi le lower part of the house wouldn't have been soaked." "John." she responded icily, "it' you would just keep the corkscrew whore it belongs, 1 couhl use tho horrid old grenades. But it is gone, and bow was I to open them?"—Kansas City Jour nal. The (irnnd Medicine M:tn. The ceremony of the Urand Medicine Is an elaborate ritual, covering several days, the endless number of gods and spirits being called upon to minister to the sick man nud to lengthen his life. The several degrees of the CJrand Med icine teach the use of incantations, of medicines mid poisons, and the renuire ments necessary to constitute a brave. When a young man seeks admission to the Grand Medicine lodge, he first fasts until he sees In his dream some animal, tho mink, beaver, otter and tlshcr being most common, which he hunts anil kills. The skin is then ornamented with beads or porcupine quills, aud the spirit of the animal be comes the friend and companion of the man. The medicine men have only a lim ited knowledge of herbs, but they are expert in dressing wounds, and the art of extracting barbed arrows from the tlesh can be learned from them. In olden times—yes, to within the memory of living Ojibways—the mod Icine man at tho funeral ceremony thus addressed the departed: "Dear friend, you will not feel lonely while pursuing your Journey toward the setting sun. 1 have hilled for yon a Sioux, [hated enemy of the Ojibways], and 1 have scalped liini. He will accompany you and provide for you, hunting your food as you need it. The scalp 1 have taken —use it for your moccasins."—Open Court. AV1 Mayor Mcetn Mnyor. Civic characters of local fame Imbued with a sense of their own importance are not wholly unknown in tills coun try. a fact which may account for the familiar ring of the following story found In "Highways and Byways In East Anglia Mayor Wakefield one day set out for the next town with a load of hay. On the way a truss fell from the load, aud he applied to a passerby for assistance in replacing it. Tho man addressed, instead of rendering willing aid. drew himself up to rather more than his nor mal height and said: "Are you av.are that you are address ing the mayor of Lynn?" "Man," replied Wukelield. "that don't make i:o odd.s. I'm the mayor of Cat tle Klsing. Now will yon lend a hand?" ith pleasure," replied the mayor of I.ynn. Antique ClocTi*. A. common trick of clock makers nnil repairers of years ago, when the craze for antique "grandralhor" clocks first showed itself, was to alter the names aud dates of the original makers on such of these chicks as came to them. This trick has made it difficult to prove the exact age of an old clock now, even by exports, and still more diliicuit to learn tlie name of the real maker. Kep ntable repairers do not follow the practice In these days, having realized that It results In the end in injury to the business.—Jewelers' Circular-Wcek ly. Moil* nml 'l'luera. There is nothing odd or peculiar about the sleep of the Uous anil tigers. Ill captivity they show the same indiffer ence to danger that tliey manifest in the Jungles and by day or night will slumber through an unusual tumult, unmindful or unconscious of the noise. Their sleep Is commonly heavy uud peaceful. She Relieved, IIi'BtH-— I 1jo|jo yoti don't liHiovo what Frou suimdcrs says, lie lias been In love with every girl In town, tlrst and last. Bertha—That's why I value his Judg ment, you know. A man of ills experi ence may be trusted to know a good filing when ha sees It.—Boston Trau script. Xot \eciled, He was obviously uiulous, and sho seemed almost willing. "I shall reicr you tu pnpa," said she, with a becoming blush, "before giving you a litial answer. "But I am perfectly willing to take you without any reference." said hu iiiuguuiiliiiuiisly.-ludiaimpollB News, __________ Ko I'oaalbMMr, "Are uti never afraid, Undo Uus. (us," «s|,i'd oiio of the scoIVith, "of fall' Ing fioiu graueV" "Gunnel," replied Uuelu IUisIuh, "liow kill a ihinsoii fall Cm do bedrockr1 Glileiigo Tribune, fpn ntwiv rmrt* w*r mriw wtwwny $r i-^ff "~V NO. 11 WOMEN AND DREAMS.^ Sniicrat Itlon That la Rlto Erea Anions the Educated Fair Sex. It doesn't seem possible that In tfiia enlightened ago superstition could be rife among the educated, but there are nevertheless a number of young wom en who converse flucutly, if uot elo quently, In three languages, and who read Spencer and Browning aud Emer son, but who place a dreambook with their Bible oa the table beside the bed aud consult it la the morning the first thing. With a credulity worthy of a licgro mammy, if their sleep has been visited with unusual visitors they seize this Volume as soon as their eyes are fairly open aud look for an explanation. If misfortune is foretold by It, the seeker after knowledge assumes a bravado she Is far from feeling. "I don't care," she says to herself, by way of bolster ing up her courage. "I am not super stitious, anyway, and I don't believe la such arrant nonsense." But she's nerv ous Just tlie same for days until her troubles have driven this mythical one out of her uilud. There's oue young woman known to tho writer who never dreams of a young child without shivering and shaking for days after In fear of some dreadful thing happening to her. She has uot consulted a dreambook on the subject, and so sho doesn't know how Infants anil bad luck became connected iu her miud, but nevertheless, after she has luul a visit of this sort while sleep ing. she says prayers of unusual length and then makes up her mind to be pa tient under afflictions sore. She is an Intelligent woman, mind you, but she doesn't attempt to explain the terror that besets her at this par ticular dream. Sho doesn't call herself superstitious—of course no woman does, not even tlie one who wouldn't walk under a ladder—but lier friends do anil make light of her until she ex poses some fetich of theirs, when the subject Is carefully avoided afterward. —Baltimore American. THE CONQUEST OF KOREA. Jupnnene l.e^end ot Emperor Chant and Ills Viillmit Wife. Seventeen centuries ago the Japanese Emperor Cliual was playing his lute In the presence of his wife and prime minister. Whether on account of tho music or from some other cause, the empress became Inspired with a divine a Hiatus and began to utter the thoughts put into her mind by the deity. "There is a laud to the westward," she ex claimed, "and In that land Is abun dance of treasure, gold aud silver, daz zling to look upon. This land I will '"iw bestow upon yo::." The emperor pushed away his lute. "If you go up to a high place and look toward the west," said he, "there Is no hind to be seen, but only the great wa ters. They are lying spirits who have spoken to you." Then tho good god was filled with auger, and again bo moved the empress to prophesy. "You are not fit," she said, "to rule this empire. Go the one road!" But the prime minister trembled when he heard these words and said to his master: "I am troubled, my heaven ly sovereign, by this terrible message. Continue, I pray, to play the august lute." The Emperor Chual commenced to" play softly. Gradually the sound died away all was still. They held a light to iiis face and saw that he was dead. But tho empress put herself at the head of her fleet, Invaded the land of gold aud silver with her warriors anil soon made the three kingdoms of Ko rea tributary to Japan. These tilings happened, we are told, in the year 'J01 A. D.. aud the story of tho vailiant empress is as familiar to a Japanese as is that of Boadicea to our selves.—Nineteen til Century. The Slowness of Starvation. During a prolonged fast the loss of weight is unusually rapid at first aud decreases as the time goes on. Deatli ensiles when a certain percentage of tlie loss has been reached, and this per centage varies according to the origi nal weight. Fat animals may lose half their weight, thinner ones perhaps two til'ths. A man or woman of rather spare build weighiug 143 pounds might, therefore, lose about 53 pounds before succumbing. Children die after a fast of from three to five days, dur ing which they have lost a quarter of their weight. Healthy adults, however, have fasted CO days when water has been taken. A tlcrman physician re ports the case of a woman aged 47 years who fasted for 43 days, taking water freely. She lost 4-1 pounds out of 113 pounds aud died from exhaus tion. Au Idea of Mars, "As for »ne," sitlil M. l'lammarlon, •peaking of the inhabitants of Mars In The National Magazine, "I rather euvy them—a land where It is always beau tiful, where there ure neither tempests nor eycloues, where the years are twice us long as ours, whoro tlie kilogram Is of 37ti grams aud-where, therefore, men und women who here weigh 70 kilos there weigh only -tl, and where. In a word, every tiling Is lighter, more dell cute and moro retiued." And in another iriiice ho goes fur ther. pointing out that if tho Martiaus wished to comuiutiieato with ns they would liavo doubtless made tho effort many times In the past nud prubably long ago abtimlouod it, deciding It hopeless business to attempt coiuiuuill* cation with a pin net to stupid, A Talkative Muto, "She Is so garrulous," suld the first deal' unite, upon king uf a tiiuud wli# was similarly iift'eeled, "Is Unit sviV" "Vis, Why, do you know, whon no ouo Is around for lier to tnlU to, sho makes her right hand talk tu Iter Ictu" -JltUUiuoru Amt'rlwi**.