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OHIO'S DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES
Both Gentlemen Fixing their Fences
for the MeetiDg of the
The Belief Prevalent that a United States
Senator Will he Elected on Sec
Mr. Brice's Manager Says Thomas' Claims
are Absurd, but is not Over Confident
Montana's Two Pactions Meet and
Ballot Separately Items
Signal Office, WicnrrA, Kan., Jan.
1. The highest temperature was 43,
the lowest up to 7 p. m. 32 , and the mean
38 o, with fresh south winds and warm,
cloudy weather, shifting about noon to
west and northwest, with clearing weather
and falliDg temperature, low followed by
,. rising barometer.
Last year, on January 1, the highest
temperature was 44, the lowest 20, and
the mean 32 o.
Fred Ii. Jasseas, Observer.
War Department, Washington. D. C,
Jan. 1. 8 p. m. Forecast until 8 p. m.
For Missouri Fair, except liaht rain or
snow in eastern portion; colder northerly
winds; cold wave.
For Kansas Fair, colder northerly
NEWS III BEIEP.
Latest Items by Telegraph in Condensed
Lord Salisbury, who is suffering from
influenza, is making favorable progress
Mr. Kennedy, the new lord mayor of
Dublin, assumed his duties yesterday.
Le Siecle, of Paris, has advices from St.
Petersburg that the czar is still confined
in his bed and that his doctors fear com
plications in his case.
The London Star says that the marriage
between Miss Gwendoline Caldwell, of
America, and Prince , Murat has again
been arranged. Prince Murat, the Star
says, will accept any allowance that Mis3
Caldwell may grant him.
President Diaz, of Mexico, at a recoptioa
given to Governor Thayer, of Nebraska,
yesterday, spoke kindly of the relations
between the United States and Mexico.
Senor Mariscal, Mexican foreign minis
ter, was suddenly taken ill last night and
is conGned to his bed.
The condition of Representative John B
Lawler is unimproved. He is still deliri
ous. The influenza in a mild form is preva
lent at Athens.
Sixty officials in the postoffice at Dublin
have the influenza.
Thomas and Brioe Beginning the Fight in
Columbus, O., Jan. 1. The Ohio legis
lature will convene next Monday. The
boiU'-is Democratic in both branches. The
caucuses to namo candidates for the or
ganization will be held this week. One of
ho most important duties of the legis
lature will bo the selection of a United
States senator to succeed II. B. Payne.
Among the candidates, Thomas, with a
good force of workers, has been here a
couple of days to meet the members-elect
who are coming in. The managers for Mr.
.Brice have been here for several days look
ing after his interests, and the belief is that
they will be able to nominate one on
second ballot after the respective members
have ooniplimented their local candidates.
Colonel Brice, it is reported, will arrive
tonight or tomorrow and take personal
tharge of his canvass.
Forty votes will be required in caucus to
nominate. The Thomas managers claim
they will show a strength of thirty-one on
the first ballot and will gain steadily till
ho is nominated. They give no figures for
these claims and the Bnco managers con
bider them ridiculous. McMahon has not
opened headquarters but is expected hero
Mr. Thomas stated tonight ho thought
ho was gaining in tho estimation of
the people of Ohio. Thomas' friends
claim he can do more for the party than
Hny other man; that he can hold all Dam
ocrats and acquire new members from tho
ranks of tho farmers and workingmen.
Another argument advanced is that ho
was tho only one who has courage enough
to mako the fight for the legislature nud
that the other candidates came into the
race only after the victory was won. The
Jirlco managers aro raising the argument
that ho is the only logical candi
date, that as chairman of the national
committee ho can do more good for tho
party in the state than auy other candi
date, and that he has won the honor by
bubstantial party service. They also claim
he is tho only candidate who does not
claim to bo a- statesman, and that is
greatly to his credit in comparison. The
attention of J. B. Towusend, manager for
Brice, was called to the claims of tho
Thomas men, and Buid he did not desiro to
enter into n discussion of the situation. He
taw no change in the position of the
candidates and thought each had his
friends. Mr. Townsend said further:
"Members of the legislature who have can
vassed the matter pretty thoroughly, un
derstand tho feeling of their constituents,
und no doubt have determined on their
course. All this talk about a change of
sentiment is mere speculation, but I sup
pose io will continue until the caucus as
sembles. We consider our chances good,
und, as a matter of course, expect to win
the fight, bur are not making any extrava
BALLOTING FOR SENATOR.
HELENA. Mont., Jan. 1. Tho Demo
cratic house and Ave senators met at noon
lor a joint session, but no quorum was
present. The informal ballots taken tor
"United States senators indicate their
choice of W. A. Clark, of Butte, and Mar
tin Maginnis, of Helena.
The Republicans of the senate and house
met in joint session at noon to ballot for
United States senators. Colonel V. T.
Sanders was elected unanimously on the
second ballot. For second senator tho
ballot stood: Mantel Richards 11, Hersh 4,
Power 4 and Carpenter 1. The ,joiut ses
sion dissolved until tomorrow.
NOONAN VETOES THE BILL.
St. Louis, Ma, Jan. L Just before the
dally papers went to press this morning
Mayor Noonan sent a note to them saying
that he had vetoed the gAS bill recently
pasaed by tho municipal assembly, popu
larly known as the robber gas bilL It is a
New Year's gift which the citizens gener
ally will bo very gratefm'for.
WANTS SUBSIDY NOW.
BERLIN, Jan. L The Hamburger Na
christeu reports that the East African
company threatens to recall its representa
tive. Vohzen, if the government postpones
until the new reichstag the bill for subsi
dising steamships for the African trade,
PATTI DIDN'T SING.
Chicago, HL, Jan. 1. With four of the
leading artists of the Italian Opera com
pany down with the influenza, the audito
rium today presented a gloomy appearance.
The four are Tamagno, Valda, Fettigiana
and Nerdica. Only Mme. Patti of the
leaders is in good health.
"You are well, are you not?" her mana
ger asked her.
"Perfectly," said Mjne. Patti.
"Then you can sing tonight?"
lhe manager who was the spokesman,
withdrew and stalked about with a solem
nity that was intense. Finally-Wme. Al
baDi was secured and the spectre of Patti's
cool $4,000 preposal was laid. Themad
ame did not care. She expressed herself
as being more desirous to see the work of
the pupils ot the Chicago conservatory,
and they at once offered to arrange a spec
ial entertainment for her benefit to take
CATHOLICISM IN RUSSIA.
St. Petersburg, Jan. L The Novoe
Yremya says that the appointment by the
pope of bishops for Russia shows evidences
of a reconciliatory spirit on the part of the
papacy. Russia, the paper says, has al
ways been tolerant in religious questions.
The Catholics iu Russia enjoy equal rights
with Protestants, Armenians and Gregor
ians. The settlement of the Episcopal
question in Russia will certainly be an
advantage to the Vatican, and will prove
that the pope was right when he con
demned the clergy's interference with
Pears' is the purest and best soap ever
NO FIGHTS IN NEW ORLEANS.
New Orleans, La., Jan. L Mayor
Shakespeare has issued a proclamation
prohibiting all prize fights glove fights
and other pugilistic encounters and in
structing the chief of police to stop them
and use whatever force necessary to do so.
The mayor expressed the opinion that it is
impossible to have fair fights even when
given under the auspices of the most
reputable citizens, hence the proclamation.
This will necessitate the, Kilrain-Vau-quclin
fight coming off in a neighboring
SLAVIN BADLY KNOCKED OUT.
New York, Jan. L A cablegram to
Richard K. Fox from London intimates
that Frank P. Slavin has found some
thing more than a championship in Eng
land. This something is a sweetheart who
is to be a bride. She is a bar maid and
served at the hotel where the Australian
made his training headquarters at Margate,
the Nayland Rock hotel. Edith Slater is
the name of the fair one who has captured
the pugulist's heart.
Ayer's Sarsaparilla stops the naseous
discharges of catarrh, and cures the com
plaint. PORTUGAL'S LAW MAKERS.
Lisbon, Jan. L King Carlos will open
tho cortez tomorrow. The chamber of
deputies will not be organized until the
end of January. Questions to be submit
ted by the opposition concerning the in
ternal and colonial condition or the gov
ernment will bo discussed early in Febru
ary. A TEXAS VETERAN DEAD.
Hartford, Conn., Jan. L Flippalet
Kimball, a veteran of the Texan army of
independence, diedj here this morning.
For the last decade he has been dependent
on Hartford charity, Texas granting pen
sions only to veteran actually residing in
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral for coughs and
colds. Ask your druggist for Ayer's
"REFLECTOR" BUYS THE "GAZETTE."
ABlLEra, Kan., Jan. 1. Tho Reflector
Publishing company purchased and took
possession today of the entire Abilene Ga
zette plant, good will, etc., and the Gazette
has been absorbed by the Abilene Re
flector. No change in the Reflector's man
agement or name will be made. The Ga
zette was for years the leading paper of
THE GOVERNMENT VICTORIOUS.
La LlBERTAD, Jan. 1. The government
forces are completely victorious over the
insurgent in the province of Cuscatlan
and the revolution is suppressed. The re
belious town of Cojutepeque has been
taken and General Revias has Aid.
LARGE PLOT AGAINST THE CZAR.
St. Petersbl-rg, Jan. 1. Tho police
have discovered the existence of a deep
laid aud widely pervading plot against the
life of the czar. The nihilists are aban
doning their policy of open terrorism and
resorting to methods mere secret.
Eeecham's Pills cure billious and nerv
Willing to Oblige tho tady.
CoL Thomas, ono time member of con
gress, was in tho city recently, and among
tales of the old days told the following about
"Thaddeus Stevens was sitting in his office
one day with a few friends, when in walked
an old lady, wearing a poke bonnet, blue
goggles, and carrying a green alpaba um
brella. She looked around tho room as if in
search of some one, and then said solemnly:
" 'Can you tell mo where to find Thaddeus
Stevens, tho Apostlo of Liberty?'
" 'Old Thad' blushed.
" 'I'm Thaddeus Stevens," ho replied very
" 'Are you Thad-e-us Stevens, the Apostlo
" 'I reckon I am, ma'am.'
"The old lady dropped her parasol, made a
rnsh towards Stevens to kiss him, and when
ho held her off, she said:
" 'I came from Bucks county to see Thad-s-us
Stevens, the Apostle of Liberty, and to
take homo with mo a lock of his hair.'
"The Apostle of Liberty took off his red
wig, handed it to her, and said:
" 'Thero it is, ma'am. Take as much as
you want' "New York Tribune.
Why lOOO Is ot a Leap Tear.
The following explanation will show you
why tho year 1900 wDl not be counted among
leap years: The year is S65 days 5 hours and
49 minutes long; 11 minutes are taken every
year to mako the year '3Q5 days long, and
overy fourth year we have an extra day.
This was Julius Cajsar's arrangement. You
may ask: "Where do those eleven minutes
come from?' They como from the future,
and are paid by omitting leap year every 100
years. But if leap year is omitted regularly
every 10G years, in the course of 400 years it
is found that tho eleven minutes taken each
year will not only have been paid back, but
that a whole day will have been given up.
50 Popo Gregory XIIL who improved on
Cajsar's calendar in 13S2, decreed that every
centural year divisiblo by four should be a
leap year after all. So wo borrow 11 min
utes each year more than paying our borrow
ings back by omitting three leap years in
three centurial years and square masters by
having a leap year in the fourth centurial
year. Popo Gregory! arrangement is so ex
act and the borrowing and paying hack bal
anced so nicely, that we borrow mere than
we pay back to the extent of only out day in
S.SC6 years. St. Louis Republic.
The Brooklyn club this season has earned
the title of champion in point of attendance
at its home games. At the sixty-nine cham
pionship games playod in BrookJvn there
wero S5S.693 present, or fully 50.000 more
than have before attended any one clnb
games in a season. Had the St. Loui3 club
played it3 fall quota of ten games it is prob
able that these figures would have been in
creased by 25,000. That club has the top rec
ord of the season in threa particulars. It
drew the largest ctteadanca of any series
with 05,395 in eight games; tho largest crowd I
m any one game with 20,914, and the largest This ii true enough; bet -we can never ac
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Present Status of
THE BROTHERHOOD WILL PLAY.
A Dispassionate Consideration of the Dif
ferences Between the Old sad the Kew
leagues There Most Be No Hippodrom
injj If Snooeas la to Come.
The chances for the success of the Players'
league are now being speculated upon in cer
tain quarters, but so great is the partisanship,
displayed by the argumentators that an un
biased person finds it difficult to obtain a fair
basis for a definite conclusion.
Inasmuch, however, as the players and
their capitalistic friends have at least ar
ranged matters so thafc a start is virtually as
sured, a prospective of the affair from an un
biased standpoint, and with a consideration, of
the sensible portions of the arguments of par
tisan disputants, may well bajapde. Prima
rily, therefore, all sentimentality must be
cast aside, and the true cause for the split be
tween the League and players be considered.
This shows us that in this case, at least, money
is the root of whatever evil exists. It also
shows us that the financial prosperity of the
Players' league is the end aimed at, and that
the League's success will be gauged by the
amount of financial prosperity attained.
This being admitted, it then becomes neces
sary to discover what the sources of revenue
are on which the Flayers' league will depend.
Its adherents claim, and with truth, that the
sympathy of the mass of the people is with
the players; that those who labor for days'
wages are in accord with the new League and
will give it their support, and that all lovers
of the game will patronize their contests.
But it maybe asked: Is baseball supported by
"the mass of the people" and by "those who
labor for wagesP This is problematical, and
there are evidences that a negative reply
would prove correct. Generally speaking, peo
ple who labor for days' wages are those who
work for an existence, and have little money
to waste on luxuries, of which baseball is
surely one. Of "the mass of people" who
sympathize with the players, this is also true
and more, that of this "mass" the percentage
of those who can afford either time or money
is almost infinitesimal.
Practically speaking, baseball is supported
by people who are not to be classed as either
laborers or wealthy people. Theyarea "class"
unto themselves, undemocratic as this may
appear. They are young men and old men,
who belong to that army known as clerks.
Clerks in insurance offices, in brokers' offices,
in banks and mercantile counting rooms,
where wages are paid them that admit of
more than a mere living, and where working
hours are shortened during the summer. To
this must be added the patronage of the rich
and the transient trade of the percentage of
"the mass of people," and those combined
support the game. This then shows the class
of people who swell the coffers of baseball
clubs and enable the latter to pay princely
salaries and other expenses. Therefore, in
proportion to population as this class is, is
the percentage of patronage to a club in any
city. New York, Boston and Chicago have
the larger proportions; therefore, these clubs
pay the largest salaries to players, biggest
dividends to stockholders and make success
ful the clubs there located.
But what will happen in case this patron
age is divided? Well, if it be evenly divided,
the existing clubs and those of the Players'
league will, in all probability, be run at a
loss. If it is not evenly divided, then the
club securing tho greatest amount has the
greatest chance for financial success. And
herein lies one of the factors in the success of
the Players' league. Can its clubs command
the greatest amount of this patronage? Who
can say? Truly, as lovers of baseball, the
people will go where they obtain most for
their money or the best article. The people
of this class are devoid of sentiment when it
becomes a question of money, and will not
patronize the players simply because they
think them to havo been oppressed, or the
magnates because they believe them to have
They will ignore all sentimentality when it
comes down to a question of obtaining the
value of their money. They will not merely
consider the closeness of the contests between
clubs or the sharp rivalry for tho pennant,
they will demand ample and good accommo
dations on grounds and easy and comfortable
modes of travel to and from them. They
will demand fair dealing throughout. Now,
inasmuch as existing clubs have, as a rule,
the choicest sites in the most accessible por
tions of cities, they have an advantage which
the Players' league will have great difficulty
The national league has also opportunities
for obtaining the services of known good
men who will prove more attractive than
some of the old timers in tho Players' league
whose races aro -nearly run.
Experience proves that tho great body of
players change every three or four years,
and, thereforo, while the National League
may be temporarily embarrassed for talent.
such embarrassment is not likely to be a long
The old League's record for having built up
tho game, and of having eliminated its objec
tionable features, aro also factors in the fight,
and will cause it to retain tho patronage of
those who love good ball and honest balL
If tho now League, in addition to possessing
tho "star" players, must give first of all good
ball and honest ball to obtain tho patronage
of the "class" that supports the game, and
can retain that patronage, financial success
will be possible. But other things are equally
The new League, to obtain the patronage,
must make the public generally believe that
thero is nothing in the nature of a hippo
drome in the playing; and while I believe
the teams will play as squarely and honestly
in the Players' league as they did in the old
League, I also believe that they will have a
gigantio task to convince the general public
that the gate receipts do not enter largely
into tho question of victory and defeat.
Thou there are other factors to be consid
ered. The conduct of the clubs; the methods
of management; tho methods that will be
used by competitors; 'be relative chances of
two or more teams In one city: the efFectpro
duced if only a few clubs mase money all
these and other considerariuas havo great
bearing on the question, "Will the Players'
league succeedr W. L Harris.
The recent metropolitan engagement of
Louis James in "Virginius," recalls to a
writer in The Dramatic Mirror how ITac
reaJy was victimized on cno occasion in that
tragedy. The Numitorius couldn't remem
ber his own name. "You will remember it,
sir," said the tragedian, carefully pro
nouncing it for him, "by the association of
ideas. Think of Numbers; the book of Num
bers."' Tho Numitorius did think cf it all
day, and at night produced, through the
"association of ideas,"' the following effect:
Ntaaitorins Where J? Virginia; Wherefore do
rou hold tat mi'.dea" band;
Gaaditts Vco asfcs tie question!
Uumitonus I. her oac! Deutcroaomyl
THE EARTH'S SURFACE.
Corieos Facts About Commoa-
Jlace S object.
To illustrate the immensity of the globe cc
which we live, it has been demonstrated that
the loftiest mountain ranges, as compared
with the diameter of the earth, axe but as the
roughness on the kmof an orange, and the
deepest declivities are as If the oraags had
been scratched -with the thumb naiL Sa, to
all intents an.i vcracisp the surface of tha
earth is smooth and unbroken.
ctbe warUtaad'KaTB'no tpaTe ssalirfara
While wtfUsr bat city -street a tern
taryftaMltM .seems W Itemae. jfce aa iss
presriTe be, a. ssejs Jiff its to
pierce theky, ni tteJsfBel tower, wiftk ita
theusaodfeetof height, is ne -of tkeworWi
Yet the White mountains, a cooperatively
Insignificant range, are KXTunes as high a
the Eiffel tower, ami ttmtaM tsiie twjsrty
nine such towers, one on top of -the ofcsMsr,. to
attain the altitude ot Mnnwt Tfrerest, ia&a
Th9 entire earfhis,thns roughened, wher
ever the ground peojects from the sea, with
the exception of a few deserts, and even then
they do HotJie Piegtfy flat, eJifcont ecnep
tion, having a tilt like tile roof of a house.
And them, as if nature intended to equal
ize matters, the watery portions of the earth
are depressed, only much more so. That ia
to say, for every cufcie yard raised above the
earth's surface there are at least three cubic
All over the world rivers, big and little,
are continually scooping out channels and
lakes from great depressions, and the mighty
oceans are full of valleys and abysses in
which mountain ramgee could be buried.
The Atlantic ooean averages a depth of 12,
000 feet, quite deep enough) tmry the White
mountains, tfce Blue Bidgeaad nearly all the
Rocky mountain range.
About 100 miles east of New York the At
lantic is 600 feet deep, and then ft deepens so
rapidly that 200 miles from tew shore it takes
a line 16,069 feet long to touch bottom.
Off St. Thomas, in the West Indies, the bed
of the ocean lies 31,000 feet below the surface,
and that depression would certainly hold,
without any trouble, the highest mountain in
the United States, with about 8,000 feet to
But even these depths, stupendous as they
are, cannot comparo with the awful abysses
of the Pacific. This great ocean, covering an
area of 77,MO,000 square miles, does not shoal
so rapidly as the Atlantic, but when it gets
deep it stays deep.
Along the Americas coast for perhaps 200
miles out the depth ranges from nothing to
6,000 feet. Outside of this is a strip wherein
the depth reaches 12,000 feet.
The water Burroundkig the Aleutian islands
Is comparatively shallow, but with that ex
ception the Eastern Pacific averages from
12,000 to 16,000 feet in depth.
The western half of tho Pacific ocean is a
complete contrast to the eastern. Archi
pelagoes and scattered islands are exceeding
ly numerous and shallows are plentiful, yet it
is in the western half that the greatest depths
To the east of the Kurile Islands and Japan
there lies a crescent shaped piece of water,
which well merits the name of an abyss. It
extends from 50 degs. north latitude to 20
degs. north latitude, or for nearly 2,000 miles,
snd the average depth of this area is nearly
That is deep enough in all conscience, but
the Pacific has another abyss still deeper.
Lying like a ditch across the entrance to the
Sea of Okhotsh is an abyss, where tho
United States ship Tuscarora found a depth
of 4,053 fathoms, or 27,980 feet, a hole pretty
nearly deep enough for Mt. Everest.
As said at the beginning of this article, we
cannot realize what these depths look like.
There is something awful in tho idea of a de
pression five miles deep, and our imagination
is not equal to the task.
Mountains are within our ideas, and their
imposing heights and pinnacles exercise no
terrors for us; but any opening into tho
earth, unless perfectly familiar or very shal
low, makes us instinctively recoil.
So it is quite as well for our peace of mind
that we only know the depths of the ocean
by the record of soundings.
It maybe interesting to 'know how theso
depths are measured. There are several deep
sea sounding machines, some very ingenious
and complicated, depending on electrical and
mechanical contrivances for measurements,
but the general methods are the same.
Ordinary soundings, that is, where the
depth does not exceed 100 fathoms, are made
by throwing tho lead overboard, attached to
a cord, and a fairly accurate measurement
may be made while tho ship is in motion.
.But for deep sea soundings this method
would be too crude. Theship must be brought
to a standstill as nearly as practicable by
throwing the sails aback, and the line dropped
as perpendicularly as possible.
The line is made of fine steel wire and the
lead is a large iron ball, perhaps 100 pounds
in weight. Through the center of the ball is
run an iron cylinder, and when the ball
touches bottom it is disconnected and left
there, while the cylinder is drawn to the sur
face. The bottom of tho cylinder is cup shaped
and filled with tallow, so that particles of tho
ocean's bed will .adhere to the tallow, and
thus give somo idea of its formation.
The depth is measured either on the reel or
by clockwork, and sometimes by an electrical
indicator, and duo allowance is made for
drift and slack.
Then, by a series of repeated measurementa,
an average depth is calculated which cannot
differ very much from tho true depth.
The Terrible locomotive.
It is well known that, when Stephenson
predicted that his locomotive would draw a
train of "wagons" at tho rate of twelve miles
an hour, thero were men of science in Eng
land who declared that no passengers could
travel at such a rate of speed and "keep their
A similar prediction, made by the Royal
College of Physicians of Bavana in 1835, is
now on record in tho archives of the IJurem
berg and Furth railway in that country.
When it was proposed to build this line, the
physicians of the country met and formally
protested against it.
"Locomotion by the aid of any kind of
steam machines whatever," the Bavarian
physicians declared, "should be prohibited in
the interest of the public health. Tho rapid
movements cannot fail to produce in the pas
Eengers the mental ailment called delirium
"Even admitting," the protest went on,
' that travelers will consent to run the risk, the
state can do no less than protect the bystand
ers. The sight alone of a locomotive passing
at full speed suffices to produce this frightful
malady of tho brain. It is at any rate indis
pensable that a barrier at least six feet high
should be erected on both sides of the track."
But even the slow going Bavarians of the
ancient city of Nuremberg became accus
tomed in a very short time to the terrible
rushing of the railway trains; asd so far
from being aSlicted with delirium furiosum,
they smoke their pipes as calmly and
phlegmatically as ever. Youths Companion,
DAUGHTERS OF EVE.
Mrs. Ifahone tips the beam at 225.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox Is devoting herself to
works of charity. t
Lady Sandhurst is the first woman upon
whom toe freedom of the city of Dublin hv
been conferred fcr 300 years.
Miss Lcuiae Phillips, the well known writer,
has fallen heir to $225,000, a portion of th
estate of a deceased brether.
Ifiss Amelia B. Edwards is descended from
the older branch of the Fltx-Gerakl family,
whose head is the Earl of Leicester.
A iliss Leggstt has bees appointed aadsfc
ant overseer to Kormaady towsship, North
umberland, England, in the place of her
UnL Helen Olney Brk, the wife of the H
torian, and the asthor of "Karg&ret Kent,9
fa a slender littie lady with a fine brow and
express: ve eyes.
Bertha Harks, who has been playing the
piano in Louden with Sarasate, is caned
'the finest pianist who has appeared sisce
EssipoS aad Heater."
Gaerkne Greeley, the csdyscrTirfej meo
ber. Herace .Qamlm fy-ipf. line At
Chautauqua with trtaty serraats "asd leaeW
! set the life afar lass.
HaaaJUeg Woa is ergalsjer
WarsaesjH Hii, Ss estsire staff of wl
of Poverty," has taken charge of "Wesaen's
WerkaadWage," nw estrial depart
ment In Good HoBsekeepiBg.
Harriet Beecher Stwwejs an "honorary
member of she Autfcora? club of Few Yark,
and the osl j writer ef tie gtaAar asx caa
nectoi with that orgaaseatto.
The richest woman in Wisconsin k said to
be the wfiow of Alexander Mitchell, late
president of the Milwaukee andtk. Paul rail
Miss Emma Cobs, who has devoted her
whole life to works of practical beaevolence
in London, enjoys the distinction of being
the first female alderman in that easy.
Mrs. U. 8. Grant has been favorably men
tioned as the successor of Mrs. R. B. Hayes
in the presidency of the Woman's Home Mis
sionary society of the Methodist church.
Mme. Heery Greville aanoBnees that the
old home of George Sand, Kehaat, to bow
for sale. Mme. DudevasrVs bod roam and
study still remain exactly as she left them,
Mme. Marie, who was the narse of Otto of
Bavaria when he was a child, to theosly per
son who can now bring a gleam of intelli
gence to the face of the uafortanate mad
Among tho able women socialist writers of
London is Margaret Harkness. She to alight,
with a pale, mobile faee, and a rapid, ener
getic manner, has aa tadepestde&t income of
her own, and is generous, enthusiastic, and
Miss Ysabel Echeguren, daughter of the
Spanish consul at Matatlan, aid the richest
heiress on tho Pacific coast, is jast 17. She
has a well matured mind, considering her
youth, reads a great deal, and naturally to a
fine conversationalist, rig moro for the
profounder discussions than for the frothy
nothings which pass in a ballroom or a tete-
Mrs. Amelia B. Cantor-Ericson-Barlay-Por-ter-Ferguson-White-Msxtin-Coaskline.Tenter
is the full name of a resident of the Black
Hills, Dak. She is now living with her ninth
husband. Four of the former ones are dead
and four have been divorced. She has no
children living. She is aow but 42, and Is a
comely woman who has managed out of the
estates and alimony of her husbands to accu
mulate quite a comfortable fortune,
Hints far Baldfeead.
Now as to the treatment for incipient
baldness, thin spots and bo forth. This,
according to Good Housekeeping, ia
what an eminent physician said to a gen
tleman who consulted him for the first
"Have you been accustomed to wash
your head in soapy water;1" asked tha
"Yes, every morning," was the reply.
"Well, that is the cause of this bald
place; stop washing and begin brushing
your hair. Use a bristle brush for fifteen
minutes every morning and night. You
may not notice any improvement for a
year, perhaps not for two, but be assured
you will have a fine crop of hair and
never grow bald if you pursue this
As fifteen minutes seems a very long
while vigorously moving a hair brush
hither and. thither over the surface of
your head, it would be well to inveiglo
one's friends into assisting, wouldn't it?
If tho hair is falling out, remember
that it is owing to an unhealthy condi
tion of the scalp. First cut off about two
inches of the hair, next wash in clear,
cold, soft water, rubbing dry with a
crash towel? then begin the fifteen min
utes' brushing process, and in a few
weeks- you will see the tiny spires of new
hair coming all over your head. Beware
of being tempted to the use of any nos
trum whatsoever, no matter how plausi
ble tho advertisement thereof; all aro
more or less injurious generally more,
as you will find out to your sorrow if you
begin the use of them.
A Drawing Boom Homily.
Is it; not too bad, says Bishop Hunting
ton, in a time when there is so much
fact to be learned, bo much work to be
done, and done better than it ia, so much
wrong to be righted, 60 many burdens
wait to bo eased, so many noble enter
prises to be set forward, that ladles and
gentlemen of faculty and information
should array themselves sumptuously
and go to meet each other again and
again, and stay together for hours, only
to look at a spectacle that is without sig
nificance and hear sounds without sense;
to see unreal manners and hear com
monplace speech; to exchange greetings
with the dearest friends only on a crowd
ed staircase, as the two processions up
and down meet and pass, or in "a crush"
where the liveliest feeling is a fear of
damaging a fabric or being mortified by
a mistake; to eat and drink what could
be eaten and drank with far more com
fort and safer digestion at home; to say
what one only half feels to persons
whom one does not like on a subject
that ono does not half understand; to
pick a way between frivolity and false
hood or wade through a muddy mixture
cf both; to cover disgust with a smile,
inward protest with spoken accent, or
weariness with a jest, and then go away
at an unhealthy hour with nothing to
remember but a babble, a whirl, a jam,
and a becret self contempt? "Horrid
bore, isn't it?" said one victim to another.
"Beastly," was the cordial answer.
"Let's go homel" "I wish I could, but
you see I can't; I am tho host."
Appointmr'is, once'made, become debts.
If 1 havo made aa appointment with yoo, I
owe you puactuality. I have no right to
throw avay your time, if I do my own.
"A Priceless Blessing."
AYER'S CHERRY PECTORAL
is the be remedy for Croup,
Whooping Cough, Hoarseness, and all
the sudden Throat and Lung Troubles
to which ycung prople are subject.
Keep this medicine in the house. Hon.
C. Edwards Lester, late U. S. Consul to
Italy, and author of various popular
works, writes :
"With all sorts of exposure, in all
ports of climate?, I have never, to this
day, had any cold nor any affection of
tbe throat or lungs which did not yield
to Ayer's Cheny Pectoral within 24
hours. Of course I have never allowed
myself to be without this remedy ia all
my voyages and travels. Under ray
own observation, Jt has gir? n relief to a
vast number of person? ; while in acute
cases of pulmonary infiammation, such
as croup and diphtheria in children, life
has been preserved throcsh ita effect.
I recommend It use in light and fre
quent dovs. Properly sidmlabterfd.
In sOTdanc with your directions, it ix
a priceless UesAing in any boas."
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral,
Dr. J, C Ayer & Co., Loweii, Mas.
The "Arcade" wms closed yesterday and will be cloid
Marking down dry goods for a big
Clearance - Sale
"We have too many goods and will commence
Friday - Morning
To offer about $10,000 worth at prices that will males
Cost Sales Sick.
Come Early and
139 N. Main St
We Must Sell
The weather has been too mild for the Shoe
trade. We are caught with too many
Goods for this season.
We are determined to convert them into
Cash. Our Extremely Low Prices will
Convince you. Call and examine
SMIT H &
English and American Carvers,
Beer Slicers. Fine Pocket Knives.
Boys Sleds and Skates. Plated Table Ware.
Corn Poppers. Bird Cages.
All at greatly reduced prices for the holidays.
G. O. PAGE & CO.,
518 Bast Douglas Avenue,
"PanU" It Matt B.
Ths regular quarterlj attack on tho word
pants appears on time iu Tbe No it York Sun.
Tbe war ia useless. Tho Aciencon people
have adopted it, and protests, ridicule aud ar
guments aro all wastad. Whather we like it
or not, pauta is kre to ttay. Tbe average
American regards the word troaucrs as an
English affectation, aud is no mora disponed
to udopt it than tho word waistcoat for rest
or topcoat for overcoat.
Bteco the word pants will stick in the faco
of all opposition, it is 60odb!o to make the
best of it. And thero is nothing very bad
about it. Both The Sun and The Herald d
claro that panta aro not pants, but trousers,
but it is also trua that trousers are not trou
sers, but breeche; and that breech are cot
anything woftx off the stage. Originally
trouer$i were applied to breeches worn by
pages a hip and thijjh covering. Pantaloons
resemble tbe leg-coverings of today more
than trouwnf or b webes fcr pantaloons
cover the entire lejs and fet As the
modern leg coverings are pantaloons cut short,
why shouldn't we cut the word short and call
Itpantet Brides, we have some justification
in this in the word pan Ult, derived front tbe
word pantaloon. The pastalec, as nmy le
seen in old print, was a leg-coreriiij; for
women and children which reached to the
shoe-top and resembled tb modern made 1'
covering more than troopers as originally
known. Tbe word trousers comes from the
French trousse, a bundle or a bunch about
Let uj accept pants as a good democratic
term, s:noe there is no way to get rid of it.
As to tbe A4tmUU.
AH this is nothing new. It has been goiag
on for thousands of ysars. Boon after the
dtatb of the apostles tfce early Christian al
most unanimously accepted tbe view that
the end was to coae in their tisi. LaA tale
view was held byalargectJooof tfcacaarcs
till tke that of Ccnstaatisa. TertvJKaa
points to tbe fact that Cbriatiaalty kfcd bees
preached in all laads as a praef cf & tear
cgstfumraartos. Is teat nsld ptswage &
aiag, "Haters! eusnus, et IsBpJeviswjs ewsda,
etc, fWe are Sat of jesKU,j aast yet w
hare ttled all tke previsee," etc), a UvsU
the keatbem with ssvs praspeet e their tptm&j
overthrow. Asd agate fcerwrJIas taes for
their Irreef the eircne ad tr& tfces thy
ssay too espeet a sttw swpaostxg att ttay
Uam an;eiii,g in trfessEjSi, ike eartk rnsfc.
inx feell ra, ti istatacrt caHsssf a taa hks
Ut&itekii tsesa mtA tie vavaatetf heroes
and sags of Mti(sntiiiw trams&Bg fcssera
I'ae judpontt seat ef G4. After Otsrtaa
tiae. tha Cfcristfuapvsr ser ;n Miai, a4
Sroesd Utxfmamm. tu tbam Wa ay a. -carinas?
paaSs r sa tesstaf. a Isssse4 seat.
JL CHEST PAINSl
Os- 1Jb. Crt4 Ot. Wk ..
W-wc'vj- l-i. retiring 1 R elatfe krw
XskbUx tti&M rrrf la
Cuiicura tati-Pai Plaster
osJ? lagffiaaeqs ai-fcXJ3 s?
tr. &. h lot iL M inmfri. r ef
save AX9 tiwncs. v.
Get the First Snap.
VV. J. WILSON, Manager.
To Quiet Your ervc3t Smoke
In Brittany tailors are greatly despised
Iiop dancers and tumblers are held ia
great arer&iuu in Germany
Bookmakers, coopers and skinners are said
throughout France to be unlucky persosa,
and they are greatly feared.
In Sardinia there is a proverb, "God guard
as from th learned mac's eye." Ken ef let
ters are there aceosuited asuiscky.
In Russia K is a great misfortune Xn mtt
any oa in mourning, and sach persons ere
carefully excludM from social enjoyments.
There is, eves aa-tosig Americans, a prej
udice against hunchbacked persoa. and
they are particularly feared ia JEuropaja
In Bpeifi it is roott unlaclry to meet a es
yed xsan ia the street, and a proverb is
Cairo Is, "if you e a one-eyt4 zaaa pass cs
yor side, return hUn a stone."
Maaoss asd sawyer ia part of Vraae,
and mlllr in Baxosy, are proscribed snes,
whom it daagrroe to hv deailngs wilk
except is the way of aeceseary triaWnes.
Ltfpers are vbought to fcrisg Btesfortsm
with Ibsen, a&d are t eased esss rwfcerg.
EpO-ptka and thw sfikUs with ia. Vtss
aaaoe are carefully avoided i raie parte
In a certain Scotch viUafe tsse 8beraeei
will Lave notalag to to with the an Urs tl
ertaia families oasaed Eosa, CtMy irWUla
Ykwj bnag disaster cs tlw- bta, a4 It Is a
k4 castes U sue Harm In If i is sriias,
Ini ct teZurmrA. pertcass are also rs
ysread as avtafisqc U8 saafc te taa fanner Wy to
tasy ostria Lb Stefty H le icayersos t
st tka, or eves to fcasr tkeer stats prs
aocaawi. 7dT21sIrvjsifly repreeeaM
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