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of Tnarnif: tur> ,
that glass is tho best
known, to us tor every kind of strilc
tural purposo, and/especially for dwell
lugboujo-o. In short, If the vision* of
Mr, Henrivaux are realized we *hall
all be living in glass bouses before
long.
The poinft of tho idea is found in
tho inoi J austible supply of the
from which glass is made,
in its adaptability to all shapes and
forms, Itß durability, and its cleanli
ness. With regard to the second
point, It is obvious that glass can be
shaped, colored, and decorated to an
extent of which no other material is
capable, and it is upon this aspect of
tho ilea that Mr. Henrftaux lavishes
his imagination.
There are six ways In which glass
can be manipulated It can **>*tast
Into, window panes, paving/ Btones,
panels, etc. It can bo mrniled into
cornices, slates, wall deco, fttions, and
even statues. It . ciul w blown Into
bottles, tuniblerrfcjnpes, and all the
utensils tho name of
"glassware.” #Tt can be blown and
ground lenses, prisms,
And objects of art and utility.
It can be drawn into the finest threads
and made into pipes, baskets, and
dress materials. It can be turned into
mosaics and enamels, and can be
brought into the closest Imitation of
the precious stones.
Imagine, with Mr, Henrivaux, the
construction of a glass house. The
foundation and the walls would be
constructed of a variety of glass,
recently invented, called “stone
glass,” which has already successfully
withstood the severest tests. When
crushed it gives a resistance three
tlmeß as great as granite. When
subjected to heat or cold it is
found less sensitive than steel.
When submitted to friction it shows
less wear than porphyry. Shock, as
of a hammer blow, it resists to a
degree twenty-two times as severe as
that which would fracture marble.
The test of tension has practically no
effect on it whatever.
The walls, then, would be built of
glass held together by angle-iron so
as to permit of a hollow space through
which pipes could pass (the pipes
themselves being glasswork), convoy
ing hot air, hot and cold water, gas,
electric wires, drains, and everything
needed for the health and comfort of
the inhabitants. Stairs and balus
trades, ceilings and wall decorations,
mantel pieces and fire-places, would
all be constructed of glass. Some of
Mr. Henrlvaux's conceptions in the
way of decorations, In which the glass
is made opaque or tinted with brilliant
colors, or made Bilver and golden, or
arranged In prisms and crystals with
facets like diamonds, are perhaps too
fanciful to he taken seriously, but
through them all there runr, the same
enthusiasm, the same belief that
£iass, as Thiers onee said of lands
Napoleon, Is capable of anything.
Our chairs and tables, In the new
glass age, will bo made of vitrified
material, toughened to the strength
of oak and mahogany. Our cooking
utensils, our plates and cups and
saucers, will be made of the same
substance. Even our knives and
forks will have glass handles, if not
glass blades.
The new glass house will bo ab
solutely clean and practically In
destructible. Tho whole of Its sur
face can be washed from the top
story to the basement, without a trace
of humidity being left. Dust cannot
collect on Its polished face, and the
spider will find no place on which to
hang Its cobwebs.
They have nlready begun to pavo
the streets of Paris with glass, and it
Is found that the substance, while
practically Indestructible. Is admir
ably suited to the feet of both men
and beasts, and as It neither holds
nor makes any dirt. It Is nbsurdly
easy to clean. Its only fault is that
Is somewhat Increases the noise of
the traffic, but even this might, by and
by. be overcome.
One of the features of last year's
exhibition was the Palais Lumlneux,
or the Palace of Light, built entirely
of glass. It was to some extent tho
realization of Mr. Henrlvaux’s Ideal.
Not only was It of solid construction,
but the adaptability of glass to every
class of decoration In form and color,
aided by Its various degrees of
opaqueness and transparency, enabled
Its builders to raise a structure which
as far transcended London’s Crystal
-
iusp' ct.'on
comfortable, clean, I
indestructible glass houses of the
future Is a thing to charm the Im
agination and delight the esthetic
senses.
THE FRENCH CENSUS.
slon of a Great Nation.
Tells the Sad Tale or the Retrogres-
Our Paris corerspondent sends us
the preliminary results of the French
census as set forth by the dis
tinguished statistical expert, M. Jac
ques Uertillon. His figures must be
gloomy reading to patriotic French
men. Once more the numbering of the
people shows that the country is in a
stationary condition. If, indeed, pis
not declining. Since 1896 the total
poulation has increased by 330,000
souls, but practically the whole of
augmentation Is due to Paris and Its
subrbs. The Department of the Seine
shows an increase of close on 300,000,
but it is believed that much of thisj
accession is due to foreign immigra
tion. Belgans, Sw)?s, Germans and
other aliens continue to flock Into
Paris and so add to the number of Its
inhabitants, though not to that of
French is at a standstill. Alone among
the great nations of Europe, she shows
no advance. Everywhere else popula
tion goes forward by leaps and bounds.
Fifty years ago Franco was the most
populous country in Europe next to
Russia. Now she is placed last but
one on the list of the great powers,
with Italy, which is still behind, rapid
ly gaining upon her. In the past half
century, while France has hardly
moved, Germany has added 21,000,000
to her population, the United King
dom 14.000,000, Austria-Hungary about
ns many. The excess of births over
deaths annually is well over three-
quarters of a million in Germany, over
half a million In Austria and 422,000 in
Great Britain. In France it is only
31,000. The new lives added to the na
tion barely make up for those that
pass away. It Is a painful fact for
Frenchmen, and for others besides
Frenchmen. Size, after all, Is a most
potent factor in national greatness,
and It is with no pleasure that we wit
ness the gradual decline in this re
spect of a people that has done so
much for civilization, for art and for
literature, and has had so stirring and
adventurous a career. France, In
deed, seems about to suffer the fate of
Portugal, of Holland, of Venice, of
Denmark and Sweden, and other
states which at different periods of
European history have dropped into
teh background because they have
been overshadowed by more populous
rivals. In another century France
will stand toward the greater nations
of the world as Spain does today. Ger
many, Russia, the United States, Great
Britain and her colonies, even Austria
ami Italy, will have left her completely
behind. If she Increases at all. It may
be because the crowded millions of
teeming little Belgium will pour across
her frontiers. It Is a strange phenome
non, this stagnation of a single people
amid the prodigious expansion and
multiplication of the other white na
tions.—London Telegraph.
CASE OF CONSCIENCE.
Servant on Her Deathbed Clears Up
a Mystery.
Here Is a queer story from France
which, while It has official voucher,
presents some features which cast
doube upon its entire truthfulness.
At I-aval, department of Mayenne,
seven years ngo a clergyman, the Ab
bo Entrnmmes, was murdered at his
home by his two servants. The only
other person residing in the house was
another clergyman, the Abbe Bruuoau.
The circumstances of the’case were
such that it was obvious that the
crime had been committed by some
Inmate of the house. The murderers
were shrewd enough to perceive that
if M. Bruneau told what he know their
guilt would inevitably be brought
home to them.
So they devised and carried out a
plan for silencing him. As soon as
the murder had been committed and
before It had been discovered the
murderers sought out Abbe Bruneau
and asked him to receive, as a priest,
their confessions of their sins. He
complied and they confesed the mnr
d ?r, thus placing upon his lips the seal
of the confessional. Then they con
trived to cast suspicion upon him.
He was charged with the crime, was
unable to defend himself without be-
IHwsiberia.
the Yin
■f the Urals.
■itch to the Loudon
rave long played, and
n an ever-iiicreasing
* very prominent role
l development of Rus
otractead period this
berian frontier region
held the unlqu l reputation of being’
the sole producer of certain rare ana
precious metals, whose exploitation,
caried on by the most primitive means
and methods, was confined entirely to
native hands.
“It is only during recent years that
foreign capital and enterprise have
commenced to take an Increasingly
large share in the development of the
mineral wealth of the Urals, and al
ready the platinum mines, the richest
and most important of their kind in
Uje world, are almost entirely worked
by foreign capitalists.
“The central and southern Urals
have dur’ng the last few years been
brought nearly wholly under exploita
tion, and all the districts reputed to
contain practically inexhiustible gold
deposits, both quartz and alluvial, will
shortly be under the scientific opera
tions of foreign syndicates, employing
their own mining engineers. The north
ward stream of foreign prospectors
steadily grows in volume, and excel
lent results are reported from the
many newly explored claims.
“From the banks of the mountain
stream Losva come well authenticat
ed announcements of the discovery of
immensely rich gold atid platinum de
posits. These new fields lie between
the sixtieth and sixty-first degrees
north latitude and form, so to say, the
ultimate foreposts of the Ural mining
industries. A wealthy Muscovite mer
chant, named Bagrezoff, has been for
tunate enough to secure the exclusive
mining rights for the Losva gold and
platinum fields, and he is now seeking
to Inaugurate their exploitation by
means of foreign capital and foreign
energy. The northern Ural and the
vastly extensive basins of the Yenls
sel and the Lena are still practically
virgin fields awaiting the advent of
the capitalist prosp
George Sand Interviewed.
George Sand did not always sup
port the "interviewing mania” of our
own days with magnanimity.
“You had better question me,” was
her dry response to the amenities of
an Englishwoman who, note book in
hand, had succeeded in finding her
way into the salon at Nohant, armed
with a decoration to be presented
from some British association.
“At what hour do you work,
madam?”
“I never work.”
“Ho! But —your books? When do
you make them?”
“They make themselves —morning,
evening, and night!”
"What Is your own favorite, may I
ask, among your novels?” pursued the
baffled questioner.
“ ‘Olympia.’ ”
“Ho! Ido not know that one!”
“Perhaps ... I have not yet
written It!” And the victimized
author rose with this, and beat a
hasty retreat, “ready to burst,” as he
caught her own espicglerlqs being
duly jotted down in the formidable
note-book before her. —Gentlemans
Magazine.
Do Not Dring While Eating.
Liquids at meals, if takeu too often
or too carelessly, are liable to dilute
the gastric juices. Take no liquid of
any kind when food Is In tho mouth.
Take as little as possible till the close
of the meal. The digestive agents
themselves being fluids It is reason
able to suppose that an excess of
liquids taken with the-food will have
a dilute and thereby
weaken the digestive juices.—Ladles’
Home Journal.
“If you haven't got an automobile
and want one, about all that is neces
sary,” says our sarcastic contempor
ary, the New York Commercial Adver
tiser, " Is to open up a-jiJce crockery
and bric-a-brac shop with a line ex
panse of plate glass window front,
and wait. Befoie long you will have
an automobile In “your window nnfl
can live happy ever after. For some
reason automobiles have shown a
great fondness for china stores. One
leaped with great effect Into a window
uptown some time ago. and recently
another machine thought a Fifth av
enue curio pla e Inviting, and went In
hastily, but wlu. great effect All
records may not have been broken, but
most of the objects of art were.”
It is said that the Increased pas
senger earnings of the western roads
will more than offset any decrease In
freight receipts due to suort corn
crops
STRANGE AS FICTION]
IS THE HISTORY OF THE SNELL
FAMILY.
NEW CHAPTER ADDED
Son Held as Insane —Famous Murder
Recalled by Recent Episode in Chi
cago—Unknown Marriage, No Will
and Disinheritance a Few of the
Striking Features.
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Another chapter has been added to
those following one of the most re
markable murder mysteries of the day.
Albert J. Snell, sou of the milion
aire Amos J. Snell, who was murdered
in the year 1880 in his Chicago home,
has been taken by the police from his
home to the detention hospital, where
he Is held awaiting an examination as
to. his sanity. He has for some time
been conducting himself strangely.
• The man had delusions of various
sorts, especially to the effect that sus
picious looking men were lurking
around his house and that he was in
danger. He recently applied to the po
lice for protection, and since then has
exhibited signs of dementia. It was
only a day ot two ago, though, that his
confinement was decided upon.
This is the latest episode in tne
tragic history of a family, the names
of whose members have been in the
newspapers frequently for many years,
always in connection with something
more or less sensational.
Amos J. Snell was found murdered
in his home one night late in the year
1830, and It is supposed that he was
slain while facing a burglar who had
aroused him. There was, at first, no
clew to the murderer, though the en
tire energy of the detective force of
the city was exerted upon the case.
Finally attention was attracted to one
William Tascott whose landlady had
noticed his remarkable behavior after
the murder and who found that he
sought to destroy certain papers. The
police sought the man at once, but he
had disappeared as completely as if
he had never existed.
Thence the search became one of the
most famous in the annals of criminal
history. The authorities of this and
foreign countries were advised, re
wards were offered and portraits of
the fugitive were sent out by thou
sands and tens of thousands.
From time to time the reports would
come of his capture,'his identification
in the far northwest seeming at one
time assuring, but to this day no trace
has been secured of William Tascott.
He has disappeared as completely and
mysteriously as Selinabe, the Haymar
ket bomb thrower. The police of the
world are looking for each man today.
The murdered millionaire left no
will. The fortune of Amos J. Snell
passed under the control of his widow
Henrietta Snell. There were certain
divisions of property among the child
ren and there were wrangles and sinis
ter reports to the effect that Tascott
was not the murderer or that if he
were, he was inspired by someone in
terested in the division of the estate.
These allegations came to nothing,
but engendered a thousand suspicions
and added to the family’s notoriety.
The feeling between the heirs became
most bitter, and it may be that among
them these remarkable changes orig
inated, possibly in the mind of the ec
centric man just committed to the de
tention hospital. There were strange
scenes in the miserable household of
the widow, who kept a queer diary and
seemed most unsettled of mind.
It Is alleged that her son, Albert, as
sailed her with threatening letters, in
timating that he would “write her up”
In the newspapers, threatening to burn
the family barn and otherwise annoy
ing her. The very acme of bitterness
was shown by him toward other mem
bers of the family.
In the family of Amos J. and Hen
rietta Snell was one supposed to be
their daughter, May, now married to
A. J. Stone of Chicago. It was toward
her, for some reason, not at the time
apparent, that the wrath of Albert J.
Snell seemed especially directed. This
hatred was extended to the husband.
The' widow, Henrietta Snell, died
February 20, 1900 and her will was
admitted to probate. It distributed
about $700,000. In the will the daugh
ter, Mary, Mrs. A. J. Stone, was disin
herited. Suit to set the will aside was
at once begun in the courts and a re
markable legal struggle ensued and a
story developed the details of which
are yet fresh in the public mind.
The defenders of the will asserted
that Mrs. Stone, who hail been counted
a daughter of the millionaire, was not
his daughter, but a Mary Hughes, who
had been adopted, though never legally
and formally, and who thus had no
claim upon the estate.
So is briefly summarized up to date
the morbid history of a family. There
exists a marriage certificate written
on blue paper, its ink yellowed with
age, In which It Is set forth that on
December 2, 1846, M. M. Dill justice
of the peace at Paris, ill., united in
marriage Amos J. Snell and Henrietta
Sad am.
What incidents! A man who strug
gled hard and gained a fortune lies in
his grave a murderer’s victim. An
aged woman dragging out vexed and
unhappy years has but lately found
rest, and a man still la the prime of
life Is held in confinement until his
sanity or insanity is determined. And
somewhere upon the earth there wan
ders a murderer with the shadow of
fear upon him.
NOTES BY THE FUNNY MEN.
Teacher —“Johnny, tell me the name
of the tropical belt north of the
equator.” Johnny—“ Can’t, sir.” Teach
er —"Correct That will do.” —Yale
Record.
“Harry, you were restless in
church.” “Yes; some of the Easter
hats looked so much like salads that
I got awfully hungry.”—Chicago Rec
ord-Herald.
She was sitting up late with a sick
man. Professional nurse? Not she.
She was sitting in her own parlor—just
a love-sick man was he. —Philadelphia
Press.
“You don’t seem to care for fame,” |
said his friend. “Well,” said the sci
entist, "I wouldn’t object to it if it
didn’t involve such horrible pictures
in the newspapers.”—Harper’s Bazar.
Old Gentleman —“So you wish to
marry Elizabeth. But you are in
debt.” Young man —"Yes, sir.”j/old
Gentleman—“ How did you get in
debt?” Young Man—"l feli-rin love
with your daughter.”-— LifJ!
Jones —“Dear me: You say you
ouea lay down tne law to your wife;
hoi* do you go about it?” Bones —
“Way, all you need is fineness; 1 usu-
go into my stuuy, lock the door
ana uo it i.mough the keyhole.”—Tit-
Bito.
Doctor —T think you understand
fully now the directions for those med
icines. And this is for your dyspepsia.”
“Why, 1 haven't the dyspepsia, doc
tor?” “Oh, out you wni have it
when you’ve lahen those other reme
dies.” —Harper s Bazar.
Church —“Have you a cozy corner
in your house?” Gotham —“Oh, yes;
my wife has arranged two of them.”
“You must enjoy them after a hard
day’s work.” “Enjoy nothing! The
cat has one and my wife’s dog occu
pies the other!” —Yonkers Statesman.
Information on Burials.
A little Indiaaapolis boy who recent
ly visited Detroit with his parents is
credited with many precocious sayings
and doings. With his mother he view
ed the great funeral procession of the
late General Harrison, from the win
dow of their residence, which is locat
ed along the line of march. The little
fellow was greatly impressed with the
solemnity of the occasion, and he kept
his mother quite busy answering ques
tions more or less pertinent. When
the heavily-draped hearse passed he
wanted to know if the great man had
been placed in a box and if he would
return to dust, just as all other
mortals do, after death. Upon being
answered in the affirmative, he want
ed to know if Harrison was a repub
lican.
“Yes, my son,” was the mother’s
reply.
“And will they ;< put him in the
ground?” pursued the young hopeful.
“Certainly, my son.”
The lad was gravely silent for a
moment; then, in a hushed voice, he
said: “And do they bury democrats,
too, mamma?”
Tho mother was oonstrained to tell
her young treasure that it is not al
ways the custom to wait until demo
crats are dead.
“Tfco democratic party has been
buried alive, my son,” she said.
—Detroit Free Press.
On His Cow.
George S. Mansfield, a wealthy far-'
mer and dairyman of Salem Center,
N. Y., owns one of the finest herds of
Jersey cows in that rich agricultural
district. He is well known in Dan
bury, which is his market place.
Mansfield rode into ri the other
morning. His mount was one of his
cows. He pulled up in front of the
hotel and left the cow at the curb,
where, although unhitched, it stood
quietly. “I’ve been riding around on
it all spring in preference to a horse,”
explained Mansfield. “I came over
from Salem, nine miles, in less than
an hour.” When he remounted the
cow trotted off briskly, shying at a
passing trolley car like a proper
saddle animal. Crowds gathered to
watch the strange sight, but neither
Mansfield nor the cow heeded the at
tention they attracted.
A La Priscilla.
The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle says
there is too much cooing and kissing
in the style of Kansas courting, and it
demands a campaign for “more
dignity in our love matters.” Tho
Eagle has been biased by the re
naissance of Puritanism in our litera
ture. A recent novel, with scene in
Massachusetts, had two warm lovers
meet for the first time in three
weeks, and as they stood 10 feet apart
they discoursed as follows:
"Hath the Lord vouchsafed to thee
a goodly time, sweet Mistress Pris
cilla?”
“I fear thou are the worldly part
and given to vanity, John. God hath
vouchsafed to His poor worm more
than her sinfulness deserves."
And would the Eagle, in its cam
paign for more dignity in love, have
a brace of Kansas lovers turn the
almosphere Into a cold-storage plant
like that? —Kansas City Journal.
Irrepresible.
They were what the prim old lady
would call “whippersnappora”—just
two young people, a boy, and a girl,
slangy and breezy. They were going
up North Meridian street last Sunday
—a beautiful day.
“Oh, Lord,” said she, “wouldn’t this
be an elegant afternoon for a drive!”
“Yes,” said he, unabashed. “I’ll
bring you up a hammer and a few
nails this afternoon. —Indianapolis
Press.
Put a pocket In you gown and don’t
be an Idiot. Elizabeth Cady Stanton
advises 1L
TRAIN BOY DOOMED
THE BURLINGTON BOUNCES THE
BOTHERSOME BUTCHER.
OTHER ROADS FOLLOW
Good Poinls and Bad of the Old Sys*
ten —Passengers Averse to Being
Sadgered to Buy—But the Train
j 80/ Has His Defenders F^,,
I Y r
“Good bye tt> the butcher —the train
boy. Jrfs glory is fading, glory be, as
Dtfbley would say. Already on the
Burlington they are a thing of the
past, and the entire system has been
abolished on that road, it is ex
pected that other roads will follow
the example but as yet no action look
ing to such a consummation has been
taken in northwestern territory.
Every road running out of Madison
carries news boys. The “candy privi
lege” on all northwestern roads is let
out by contract to responsible parties.-
Nona of the roads runs the business
with its own xnen. Some railroad of
ficials are inclined to the belief that
the train boy under proper regula
tions, is a necesary evil and that to re
move him would work a hardship on
the traveling public. His prices are
high and his wares often none of the
best, but if a man wants a novel or an
apple to relieve the monotony of trave’
why he wants it, that’s all. The b”
cher supplies these and kindred thing3,
and his presence on passenger trains
is regarded as a necessity. He is the
friend of the traveler of small means
who cannot afford to patronize the
diner, and many a poor woman has
utilized his candy to quiet a pestifer
ous “young ’un" that had been worry
ing the life out of her. The trainboy
business, however, has changed
mightily in the last tew years. It is
not long ago since the train butcher
was an out-and-out confidence man
who robbed greenhorns right and left
by three-card monte tricks and other
gambling devices. But all that has
ben done away. Instead of hardened
sharks who formerly fleeced suckers
out of hundreds of dollars a month,
boys are employed to lay stacks of
fiery novels in passenger’s seats.
These hoys are good salesmen, but
they are not crooks. A handsome rev
enue is derived from the sale of the
privilege by all the lines and some of
ficials believe the newsboy while a
nuisance in many ways cannot be
abated. But this is nonsense: The but
cher should go. He is a bother and
takes up one’s time too freely in de
clining to buy his wares. A good sub
stitute is to let boys come on at cer
tain stations with papers, fruits, can
dies, and, if ns od be, novels. Better
things at cheaper rates will then be
obtainable and passengers be left un
molested most of the time.
Treatment of Diphtheria.
The patient should be kept in bed
during the entire active stage, and at
least a week or ten days after the
membrane has entirely disappeared;
this on account of the tendency to
heart failure; on this account also no
excitement or violent exertion should
be allowed for some time after the pa
tient is able to be about. Cultures
ought to be taken from the throat two
or three times a week after the mem
brane has gone, and the patient not al
lowed to leave the room until the
bacilli have entirely disappeared.
This culture should be taken in the
morning before the throat has been
gargled or mouth washed. When the
doctor pronounces it safe for the pa
tient to leave the sick room, the room
is to be tightly sealed and fumigated;
open the room at the end of twenty
four hours, have It well aired and
sunned for another day, then give a
good sweeping and cleaning; books,
toys, etc., used by the patient while
ill would better be burned. It is not
necessary t" exercise the extreme
measures advised with scarlet fever
as regards furniture, walls, etc. —Har-
per’s Bazar.
A Story of Wall Street.
An army officer stationed in the
Philippines has been sending home his
salary for his wife to save. She
sought to add to it by taking a flyer
in Wall street. She had invested
every dollar of her husband’s savings,
and In the panic of Thursday all were
swept away. She appealed to Henry
Clews, with whose firm she had dealt.
“If I show you the way to get your
money back will you promise me that
you will not speculate again?” asked
the broker.
“Indeed, I will,” tearfully assented
the woman.
“Well, here’s your money; now
keep out of the marked”
Clews said afterward *hat he had
not invested the money.
A broker in the Waldorf-Astoria
cafe who listened to the story
laughed.
“Well, that’s one on Clews. That
woman brought the money right over
to lhy office and asked me to buy
Delaware and Hudson for it. I did
so. and she made $5,400.” —New York
World.
IN WALL STREET.
The l&mblet now to laugh begins,
Of woes he’ll find a plenty.
For every dollar that he wins
He’s likely to lose twenty.
It Was a Cinch.
"Silence gives consent,” as the
young man remarked when he asked
a deaf and dumb girl for a kiss.—
Nashville Banner.

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