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the heart of the tree.
Wfe*t does he plant who plants a tree? He plants a friend of sun and sky; He plants the flag of breezes free; The shaft of beauty towering high; He plants a home to heaven anigh For song and mother-croon of bird In hushed and happy twilight heard— The treble of on's harmony— These things li. ants who plants a tree. What does he plant who plants a tree? He plants cool shade and tender rain, And seed and bud of days to be, And year*, that fade and flush again; ■He plants the glory of the plain; He plants the forest’s heritage, The harvest of the coming age, ’•'he joy that unborn eyes shall see — These things be plants who plants a tree. Wbat does he p.ant who plants a tree? He plants, in sap and leaves and wood, ■ln love of home and loyalty. And far-cast thought of civil good— • His blessing on the neighborhood W ho in the hollow of his band Holds all the growth of all our land — A nation’s growth from sea to sea Stirs in his heart who plants a tree. —Century. | A CULINARY TRIUMPH. * 3 2 * 2 Ft ********** ********* ** WHEN Dorothy Griswold, after a brief but blissful courtsbip, became Mrs. Philip Marston, It •eemed to her that life could hold no more of liappifless. But, alas, a cloud appeared ou the sky of couuublal bliss which increased iu dimensions and density every day. The fact of the matter is this: Dorothy could not cook not a little bit. Like too many of the girls of the present period, she was educated In anything and every thing but the one thing needful to a housekeeper whose husband is a clerk In a Chicago department store. Dorothy awoke from her dream of bliss to a realizing sense of her de ficiencies. She discovered that burnt steaJt, muddy coffee, soggy biscuit, and <lried-up roasts were not exactly the right sort of fuel with which to feed the flickering dame of domestic love. Philip was too much of a gentleman to Indulge in unkind or sarcastic speeches to the bride of a few months, but he lost his bright spirits, became serious ami preoccupied In his manner, lost his appetite, and, horrors, began to get thin. Dorothy beeanm anxious and worried him nearly to death with her solicitude. When, one morning he announced to her that his firm desired him to go to DOLLY DEFTLY CHANGED THE PLATES. Kew York to buy goods for his depart ment. she actually rejoiced, though It would take him from her for a time, saying: “I aui glad, Phil, dear; the change will do you good. I can stay with Aunt Sarah, you know, while you are away.” She put her Cat In order, locked the doors, and betook herself to her aunt’s house, which was a few blocks away. A few questions from her aunt, who noticed her troubled eyes, brought the whole matter to light. - ‘*o, Aunt Sarah, ! am so miserable,” sobbed Dorothy, ”aud we were so happy. What shall I do?’’ "Do?” cried Aunt Sarah, energetic ally. "Why. learn to cook; that’s all.” ‘But where, aud how?” asked Dor othy. bewildered. “Here,” said her aunt. On the afternoon of Philip's arrival, a busy little figure In a gingham apron flitted through the rooms ou household duties intent. Philip would not get home uutil 0 o’clock in the evening. She had planned a good plain dinuer with a few kickshaws as a treat. Ev ery article was of her own cooking, and she felt as proud as a queen. Her bread had turned out beautifully white and spongy and baked a beautiful brown. Philip was so fond of home made bread - when it was good. She was so glad the pie was a success; Philip doted ou apple pie. Then thert was a t’harlotte Russe, and a mold of lemon jolly to go with It for dessert. Everything was ready for the salad, the dressing made, the lobster pre pared. and the lettuce crisp and cool. Twenty minutes to ft the bell rang. I tolly dew to the door, expecting to see only her Lege lord. What was her surprise to tiud with him a stranger, whom he presented as his cousin. Jack Reynolds, from New York. She had >iten heard her husband speak of this t-ousln, however, and received him cor dially. ••A mil stroke or good luck. Cousin Dorothy," said this young man. pro ceeding to make himself at home at ouee. "my running against Phil Just ■as 1,, got off the train. He could not escape me. though l believe he tried,” which was truer than he thought. H v soup was good and was followed by ravx oysters, celery, and olives, with delUake soda biscuit. Dolly deftly changed the Platt's, and she could scarcely keep her face straight when Philip, carviug the tender, juicy roast •i.! if iu a dream, stared at the beauti ful. snowy bread and the well-cooked vegetables in amazed wonder. His spirits rose visibly. By the time ill were served and be beheld Ids I'onsin Jack attacking the viands be fore him with great zest, his happiness vn complete. His relief was so great w hen the dessert arrived that he be genie almost hilarious in his apprecia t on of his cousin's jokes and Dorothy’s witty responses. He tried in vain to catch her eye. She resolutely avoided meeting his glances. "Yon are the straugest fellow I ever •came across, Phil.” declared his plain spoken cousin, when dinner was nearly over. •*} ou were as glum as a deaths bead before dinner. Who could im agine that a full stomach would make such a difference?* at which Philip flushed guiltily and Dorothy laughed outright When Jack was leaving he said, heartily: "Cousin Dorothy, you are a prime housekeeper. Phil is a lucky dog to get such a wife. Almost thou per eu&dest me to become a benedict.” "Do It.” said Phil, with his arm thrown across bia wife’s shoulders and his face glowing with pride and affetv tion. “If you can find another liks Dolly,” and Jack went his way, de lighted with his visit. “What a hypocrite you are, Philip”’ cried Dorothy, her face hidden on her husband's breast “But you needn’t get your bieakfast down-town any more. I can cook lots of things”—she was sobbing now—“b-b-becfsteak and b-b-bacon and m-m-mu-inuffins and—” “Some infernal fool had to tell you that, I suppose,” growled Philip, with his head laid on her yellow pompadour. “I swear I’ll never do it any more, Dolly.” “You won’t need to,” cried his wife, triumphantly, lifting a tear-stained but beaming fac% so near his that he did what au.v young husband worthy the name would do iu his place.—From What to Eat. BEAUTIFUL FEET ARE RARE. Present-Day Footwear Distorts the Ex tremities Abominably. A man who denies that he Is preju diced, but claims that he is a good judge of feminine beauty, declares that there Is scarcely a beautiful foot to be found among the women of to-day. The high heels, the exaggerated curve at the ball of the foot, the stiff heel stays and the pointed tecs, he declares, have distorted the foot In a painful and ugly manner. The ankles are misshapen In some cases the bones are enlarged until they bulge out so that every bone is percep tible. The weight of the body thrown upon the toes has caused them to spread out. Crowded into pointed toes, they stick up in clusters of knotty corns. The foot should bs as shapely as the hand. Footwear should fit as a glove fits the hand. The perfect foot is slen der, with an arched Instep and toes that lie s.-joothly and easily. The first step toward acquiring a pretty foot is to wear shoes that fit it comfortably. The next is to take ex ercises that will render the toes strong and supple. Begin by spreading out the toes to the utmost extent; then hold four toes still and attempt to move the remaining one. Every toe should be distinct and able to move separately. Every nail should keep its shape, just as finger-nails do. The big toe should Be straigbter and shorter than the next one and the arch should be shape ly and pliant. The feminine foot of to-day renderr a graceful carriage an impossibility. And all because Dame Fashion has de creed that a short, high-heeled, point ed-toe shoe is the correct thing in dressy footgear, forgetting that there never was a human foot built that way. SUN DIALS OF ANCIENT TIMES. How the Flight of the Honrs Was In dicated toCliildren of the Desert. It is probable that the earliest sun dial was simply the spear of some no mad chief stuck upright in the ground before bis tent. Among those desert wanderers, keen to observe their sur roundings, it would not be a difficult thing to notice the shadow shortened as the sun rose higher in the sky and that the shortened shadow always pointed in the same direction. The recognition would have followed very soon that this noonday shadow chang ed in Its length from day to day. A six-foot spear would give a shadow at noouday in latitude 40 degrees of twelve feet at one time of the year and of less than two feet at another time. This instrument, so simple, so easily carried, so easily set up, may w ell have begun the scientific study of astron omy, for it lent Itself to measurement, aud science Is measurement, and prob ably we see It expressed in permanent form in the obelisks of Egyptian solar temples, though these no doubt were retained merely as solar emblems ages after their use as actual instruments of observations bnd ceased. An up right stick, carefully plumbed, stand ing on some level surface, may, there fore, well make the first advance up on the natural horizon. A knob at the top of the stick will be found to ren der the shadow more easily observed.-* Knowledge. , RIGHT AND LEFT FACES. PhjraioKiiomiea Which Are Stumbling Blocks to Photographers. ‘‘One of the principal obstacles In the w-ay of successful portrait photog raphy,” said au old-time local expert, "is the asymmetry of the average hu man face. The features of ninety-nine people out of a hundred are deniably asymmetrical—in other words, the right and left sides are different in size, shape and geueral contour. We don’t notice this variation unless our attention is attracted to it, but it is there all the same, and for some rea son that I am not able to Explain it Is generally emphasized by the camera. What I say applies, of course, to full face pictures only, for when the head is turned slightly the deviations are scarcely ever discernible. "Arnoug men asymmetry often lends great strength to a countenance. Bis marck waa a striking example of that fact, and so was Gladstone. If you are skeptical take a full-face picture of either and cover oue-half of it with a card. Then reverse the process aud examine the other side. You will be surprised. In fact, you will discover four different in.'n, all distinct types.” —New Orleaus Tlmcs-DemocraL Tit for Tat. It is characteristic of those who are severe on others that they cannot bear severity. Dean Swift, the severest satirist of his day, was one day dining with a compauy of gentlemen, one of whom he had made the butt of his ridi cule, with repeated sallies. At last the Dean poured upon a piece of duck some gravy Intended to be eaten with a roasted goose. The unfortunate gentle man. seeing this, immediately said: "My good dean, you surprise me—you eat a duck like a goose.” The company roared, and the poor dean was so con fused and mortified that he flew into a rage and left the table. Exports of Scientific Instruments. The exports of scientific Instruments from the United States to foreign countries during the past nine months amounted to nearly $0.000.000, being an increase of 54 per cent, over the corre sponding period of the previous year and larger per cent, increase than for any other class af exports. This Is a notable showing of the increasing ap preciation which our scientific appa ratus is receiving abroad. A great source of mortification to a woman Is that when she has the preacher to dinner and he asks a bless ing. her husband and children will not behave as If they were used to it. Trouble* and thunder clouds usually seem very black in the distance, but grow lighter as they approach. A domestic broil is not a very satis factory thing for dinner. work, of course, !out it is tlie work that will pay where there is any reason to " anticipate the chinch bug visitation. For Controlling Horses. The control of vicious and runaway horses is a matter that has often been the study of the inventor, as numerous devices already on the market attest; but there is always room for improve ment, and the illustration shows one of the newest forms. It is the inventor’s Intention to have the appliance used especially for those animals which are in the habit of taking the bit be tween their teeth, which, as is well known, makes it almost impossible to control them with the ordinary reins. The new apparatus consists of two 6traps threaded through guiding de vices attached to the thills of the vehi cle, the forward ends of the straps connecting with the bit in the animal’s mouth and the rear ends passing 111 I VICIO’JS HORSES EASILY CONTROLLED. through rings located on the carriage, with links to be grasped in the hand for use. The straps normally do not in terfere with the movement of the head, but when the a r . mal attempts to run the links are grasped in the hands and the straps pulled taut, the force exerted being much greater than is possible with the reins, because of the increas ed leverage when pulling in a direct line with the driver’s feet, enabling him to draw the animal’s head down and dislodge the bit. Salting the Sheep. I would like to describe an apparatus for salting cattle aud other stock so they will always have salt before them and no waste, writes Joseph H. Y'oder In the National Stockman. For cattle or horses I would prefer to use rock salt placed in boxes or troughs for the winter, and scattered about the pas tures on the grass in summer. Rains have little effect upon it, and this will be found both convenient and economi cal. For sheep, however, this plan does not work so well. The rock salt is so slow to dissolve that they are not able to get a sufficient amount of it to satis fy their wants, lienee it is necessary to use the loose salt for them. During the winter a box can be fastened up at a convenient place in the slied, and at the proper height so they can have access to it at all times of the day. In sum mer, if they have not a shed to run under, the box can be fastened to a gate post and have a roof placed over It so as to keep out the rain. If it is de sired to use loose salt for cattle, the same arrangements can be used as have already been described for sheep. The iroaf over the box should be high enough be entirely out of the way of the ani mals. Where loose salt is used it is necessary to be careful to keep a sup ply in the box all the time, as the ani mals are liable to eat too much if they go without for several days. Giving Medicine to a Pig. As it is difficult to make a pig swal low medicine we give the accompany ing sketch of a pig tied in the way he should be when giving medicine; al ways iu a liquid form, or it cannot be given. The medicine is given through an old shoe, the toe of which is cut so TO C|VK MKDICINK TO A PIG. that the medicine runs down into the mouth. Avhen it is swallowed with ease and safety. The pig pulls back ou the rope, keepiug it tight, and does not struggle, and its attention being di verted from all other things it seems that he swallows his dose without knowing it. Chinch Knjj*. One of the most destructive pests the farmers of this country have to con tend with is the chinch bug. says the lowa Homestead. It of course original ly subsisted ou wild plants, but it learned very early to prefer cultivated ones. The new food supply being al ways at band when the bugs lay their eggs and the young are growing natu rally causes their numbers to increase, and the loose soil about the roots of cul tivated plants furnished conditions more favorable to the work of the young than could be found in the un cultivated ground. These facts largely Increased the facility .vith which the chinch bug was propagated, and it un fortunately has few natural enemies. Its bedbug flavor makes it no very de sirable morsel to insectivorous birds, and the fungous diseases to which it is subject require a wet season for their propagation in the field, and in a wet season the chinch bug is not very dan gerous. In normal seasons, therefore, all the natural conditions are quite fa vorable to the chinch bug in cultivated fields, and the farmer must mainly rely upon his own efforts for protection. One of the best remedies in the world for the chinch bug is to clean up. If infested lands be burned off and all the rubbish gathered and burned in early spring much will have been accomplished. All the rubbish ac cumulating along the fences and head lands should be cleaned; uncultivated prairie lands adjoining fields should be burned off early: corn stalks should be broken down and burned in the spring following a chinch bug year, as it will destroy millions of the insects that have hibernated between the leaves and the staiks. Wherever, by reason of the previons presence of the chinch bug. another visitation is probable, no pains should be spared to thoroughly clean up and destroy all the' stubble, corn stalks, dead grass, fence row rub- Honesty on the Farm. Asa rule the farmer is honest. Some are so eager to get rich that they are not very honest with themselves, and It Is hardly to be expected they will be with anybody else. In discussing ihis topic, a writer in the Homestead right ly concludes that a farmer can be the most dishonest man .n the world, if he desires to be. All the good of every thing can be put in the top of the heap if he is inclined, and there is room in so many places to be dishonest, but as a class they are not dishonest. The best man in every special line likes to make his packages good in quantity and appearance. He will and should put a few of the best in the top of the package, but all in the package should be merchantable. It is the honest far mer that prospers. The dishonest may prosper for a time, but he will lose the respect of his neighbors and friends and sometimes even that of his own household. The dishonest farmer is trusted by nobody, and everybody will soon learn of his tricky ways, and even if he should feel like doing the square thing at any time, he will be watched. Get a good name and keep It. It is worth everything to a man.—Barnum’s Midland Farmer. Cost of Milk. It is important to know the cost of production, and if weighing milk will Induce us to compute the cost let those of us who do not know begin weighing at once, says S. W. Marble in Practical Dairyman. Mr. Carnegie, the great steel manufacturer, it Is said, paid $40,- 000 a year to keep records of the cost of production of his steel. It is stated that every wheelbarrow of material that went into the furnaces was weigh ed and recorded. It was the special work of a bookkeeper to keep those records, and every time they turned out an order for steel, whether for a bridge or for a ship, or whatever it was, it was figured out down to the very last detail. He knew the cost of every piece of steel that was turned out. Now. If he could do it *t an expense of $40,000 on hfs business, the farmer, with twenty cows, says Prof. Henry, could afford to spend five days’ work a year on his business, because the per centage of difference would be a great deal less on the five-day investment, which is all that is needed, than to Mr. Carnegie on his $40,000. Dairy Ficures. There are 16,000.000 milk cows in the United States, distributed over 4,750,- 000 farms of three or more acres, and 1,000,000 more owned iu towns and cities and on small country places, making about 17,000,000 in all. The product of 5,000,000 of these cows is consumed as milk and cream, either fresh or condensed, that of 11,000,000 is made into butter and that of 1,000,- 000 into cheese. The average yearly consumption of dairying products per person is twenty-five gallons of milk, twenty pounds of butier and three pounds of cheese. There are about 11,000 creameries and cheese factories in the United States. Nearly all of the cheese is made in factories. Only about one fourth of the butter is factory or cream ery made, the other three-fourths be ing farm and home produced. The an nual consumption as milk and cream is 1,750,000 gallons. The production of butter is 1,500,000,000 pounds and of cheese 300,000,000 pounds. Bees the Fruitman’s Aids. The necessity of cross-polination of fruit bloom is a subject that should never be considered threadbare. Prof. Cook says Ills sister in California was wondering, in 1891, why her fruit trees were not bearing as well as usual. The trees bloomed, but the fruit did not set. Mr. Cook suggested that it might be caused by a decrease in the number of bees, and accordingly an apiarist was epgaged to remove his bees to the place, ami at once there was a market! benefit. She has kept the apiary there ever since. She feels that she can af ford to pay for the presence of the bees, and she Is right. While other in sects might help toward pollination, this incident shows that bees are the thing for the business, and that in their absence the hope of a good fruit crop rests on a slim foundation.—American Bee Journal. Value of Oats Hay. Chemists tell us that oats cut for hay contain as much nutritive value as they do when ripened so far as the grain itself goes: still there Is a loss by grain rattling out when too ripe and a loss of the feeding value of the straw in ripening. We think every farmer who grows oats for home use will find a profit In cutting them while the grain is "in the dough.” or soft enough to crush between the thumb and finger, aud curing them for hay. Both horses and cattle eat them greedily, leaving no straw, and seem to keep in quite as good working condition as If fed on timothy hay and dry oats. It is a sav ing also of the labor of thrashing, and there may be another saving—they may be harvested before they begin to rust. —American Cultivator. To Pave Cow Peas. To harvest cow peas, cut with mow ing machine, says Robert C. Morris of Ouuy, 111. "Cow peas may lie one or two days after being cut, then cocked and allowed to remain urtil the peas get fairly dry. They may be bulked greener than beans, as they do not have so much oily matter in them. Cow peas cannot be tlirAhed on separators until the speed of cylinders Is greatly re duced, but they are easily flailed out.” The Tomato Tree. Californians are beginning to culti vate the tomato tree, which bears clus ters of a delicious fruit thousands of boxes of which are sent yearly from Ceylon to Loudon, and for which it is believrd a good market could be found in our Eastern States. Bee* Have Keen F.jrea. Bees are said to see an enormous dis tance. When absent from their hive they go up in the air till they see their home, and then fly toward it in a straight line. Rainles* for Two Years. A West Australian exploring party that recently arrived at Oodnadata re ported that there had not been a drop of rain for two years in the region tra versed. It :s by presenc n of mind in untried emergencies that the native metal of a man la teeted.—LowelL THE SUMMERPARADE STYLES OF FINE DRESSES NOW IN FASHION. Some of the Pretty Things That the Beauties of Gotham Are Wearing While on Their Onting Trips—Tea Gowns Return to Favor. New Tork correspondence: fUCH in vogue is the style of gown shown in the initial illustration and the first of these larger pictures. While as sketehed some of them were expen sive for reproduc tion by most wom en, the costliest of them presented fea tures that will con stitute helpful in formation for any one. Cheap copy ing can accomplish dresses that are as correct in style, and by a careful choice of substitutes in materials and trim mings, the result will look well nigh as fine as did the originals. The gown shown in the small picture was white linen, with skirt side pieces and revers of all-over embroidery stitched in pale blue. The embroidery appeared, too. in alters STYLES OF THE SUMMER PARADE. Date bands with linen in the bodice. Pale blue buttons held the bodice tabs. At the left in the large cut is,a scarlet duck trimmed with bauds of scarlet and white cotton braid. Bolero, collar und belt were trimmed with fine soutache braid, and front, collar aud loug cuffs were ecru all-over lace. Ne t eoines a lavender foulard, with sleeves und upper part of bodice of white lace. A cape of the goods with a silk and lace ruffle and a tiny black velvet collar was an accessory. Third in this row is a white organdie over rose pink surah. Embroidery in red and green, bodice belt of the surah and undersleeve puffs of white organdie were other details. A black and green cross-barred silk grenadine remains in the picture. It had a vest of corn-colored taffeta fastened with tabs and crystal buttons, a sailor collar of the goods and a black velvet belt. Still another type of these dresses holds the center of the concluding illustration. In it were blue India silk dotted with white, heavy ivory lace, black velvet bands and white mull sleeve puffs. Fashionably the tea gown has been un der a cloud for some time, but once more it is becoming the fashion for the hostess to array herself for informal entertain ing in the tea gown style of dress. In country houses the hostess often appears at breakfast in some flowing and dainty costume combining all the ease of a wrap per with the grace and beauty of a more formal costume. Such a dress is invaria bly trained and long all around. It may be princess, empire or watteau at the back, bijt the preference seems to be for the empire. Tlie front is usually flowing, and the throat is bared. Ijideed, it is usual to allow the neck to show almost as in a demi-eveuing gown. Many charm ing effects are accomplished by draping fichus. All soft and delicate materials are used, and bright as well as delicate colors. The gown so popular some years ago THREE GOWNS AND A WAIST THaT HAVE NEWNESS. that seemed to open over an under gown, the latter showing all the way down the front, is revived. Lovely effect? are made by an over gown in flowing polo naise cut, the undergown showing below. Cashmere and crepe, velvet and soft silk, soft silk and lawn or mnll arc combined, the heavier material making the over gown as a rule. Sleeves are to the el bow. and may or may not show an under sleeve. This class of gown may be made more elaborate by an over gown of all over lace, in which case the lace gown is loose in front and may be belted softly into the more closely fitting under gown by a sash bast, the e&da of which add to the flowing effect of ihe front. Two of these two morning dresses appear in the next picture. The left hand one was white muslin finished with ruffles and white lace and held by a belt of white crystal beads. The other was in the new tea gown style, and combined nile green silk and white China silk. The latter gave fichu and front. It requires fine discrimination to accomplish much elab oration in a morning gown without en croaching on the characteristics of even ing dresses. So the wise course is to be gin with simple materials and to avoid highly wrought additions. Lace was never in more general use. Even shirt waists are lace trimmed, and for the dress-up sorts the fashion has gone away beyond the liberal amount of insertions that appear in “see-through” waists. The newer use of lace is to apply it, which, of course, can be done without interfering with simplicity of outline. A sample of these waists is put in in this last picture. It was white linen iawa, and was ornamented with fine tucking and bands of heavy white lace. Slender women should take advantage of the cur rent fashion for pleated and box-pleated waists, with some variation on the yoke setting low enough to give the long bust line admired. Shirt waist sleeves should be large, and though the shoulder may be fitted long and close, the rest of the sleeve should be easy enough to bag. The best model shirt waists, unless they are distinctly of the fancy bodice type, do not have undersleeves. Undersleeves, how ever, are boon to the woman whose arms arc pet quite in proportion. She can correct their lines if her wits are equal to a simple trick. A double or triple puffed undersleeves coming from an oversleeve stopped at just the right place will me’;e any arm all right. Such sleeves are plentiful with walking, driv ing and church gowns. Slender women should be sure not to laee tightly. A line almost straight from under the arm over the hip is admired now. To help this effect the simplest gowns are charming. Made of liberty silk, satin or of some type of quaint old time lawn, the look is as much ns possi ble that of a flowing robe belted in easily. Asa rule, bodice and skirt are separate, the pleats that seem to be made by belt ing really being carefully laid, the throat exposed in what is called the “half low” may be draped lightly with n dainty fichu or ribbon, or lace may finish the neck. All-over lace effects continue popular and so many are their variations that there seems no reason why they should lose their vogue in a popularity that be comes common. The most desirable re sults are secured by embroidering net with ribbon or bands of lawn after the net has been applied to the gown. The too-fluffy tendency of the lighter silks is corrected by swathing with all-over lace simulating a princess overgown, or an overdress and blouse or eton. A deep butter color net embroidered with ivory colored lawn is always good. Black net is covered with a design in white with good result. Copyright, 1900. A Lost City, An entire town has recently been dis covered in the dominions of the Czar, of the existence of which no one seems to have had any Idea. Deep in the forests of the Ural lies a flourishing city, the inhabitants of which speak a curious language of their own, and seem to form a sort of ideal common wealth, in which taxes and taxgather ers, among other troublesome things, are unheard of. There are people liv- ing among us who. In these days of heavy taxation, would be happy if such a state of things prevailed in this coun try. Lord Roberts Is one of the best swordsmen in the British army. He is also an expert with the lance, and In his earlier days won several prizes for skiiL Countess Gabrielle von Wartensle beu is the first woman to obtain the de gree of doctor of philosophy from the University of Vienna. LAFOLLETTETOLEAD NOMINATED FOR GOVERNOR BY THE REPUBLICANS. Chosen by Acclamation by the Con* vention at Milwaukee—Rest of the Ticket Selected in a Bunch Features of the Platform. For Governor—Robert M. La Follette. For Lieutenant Governor—Jesse Stone. For Secretary of State—James O. Davhl aou. For Attorney General—Emmett U. Hicks. For State Superintendent— Lorenzo I>. Harvey. For Railroad Commissioner -Graham 1.. Rice. For Insurance Commissioner Emil G'.ljo bann. Milwaukee correspondence: The Republicans of Wisconsin Wednes day lowered the conveutiya record to twenty-three minutes flat. In that space of time a platform was adopted, nomina ting speeches made and an entire State ticket placed iu the field, with Robert M. La Follette at the head. It was a con vention in which everything went by ac clamation. It was so harmonious that Chairman Adams never waited to ask for the negative vote before announcing the result. The convention was held in the Expo sition building, a huge glass-roofed struc ture, aud the sun beat down on the heads of the 1,067 delegates until they were all but baked in this great solar oven. The platform is the one demanded by La Follette if he was to be the candidate, but it was not obtained without a strug gle. There were men who opposed tne caucus reform plank doing away with all conventions. The mutter was fought out in the committee aud La follette's gen eralship won. It is a distinct departure for the Republican party of Wisconsin. The great reformation effected iu our gen eral elections tfirough the Australian ballot naplres us with eonndence to apply the same method In making nominations so that every voter may exercise fits sovereign right of choice by direct vote without tap Interven tion or Interference of any political agency. We therefore demand that caucuses aud conventions for the nomination of candi dates for office be abolished by legislative enactment, and that all candidates tor State, Legislative, Congressional aud county offices be nominated at primary elections upon the tame day by direct vote uuder the Australian ballot. The establishment by the last Republican Legislature of a State tax commission for the purpose of an exhaustive investigation of tne complicated questions of taxation was in accord with principles of sound pub lic policy. This commission will be able to present facts essential as a basis to sound legislative Judgment, and to the enactment of such laws as may be necessary to com pel each Individual and every corporation transacting business within the State--ex eept such fraternal und other associations as are now expressly exempted from taxa tion by law—to bear a justly proportionate share of the burden of taxation. To the Immediate accomplishment of this end the Republican party of Wisconsin stands pledged. The growth and development of business aud commercial affairs require of necessity large aggregations of capital. Great enter prises may be honestly aud fairly conduct ed with legitimate profits to Investment and substantial good to the community; but com binations and trusts that destroy competi tion, restrain trade and create monopolies should be prohibited by law, and we de mand the enactment of such legislation. State aud national, as shall render these abuses impossible. We heartily Indorse the action of the last Legislature on the pass question and de mand that the next Legislature take such further action as shall be necessary to sub mit the constitutional amendment proposed and passed at the last session of the Leg islature to a vote of the people for final ratification. We approve the action of the last Legis lature In Imposing strict regulations upon lobbying at the State capital, and demand such further legislation ns shall restrict ihe lobby to legitimate argument before legisla tive committees. The platform further indorses the na tional administration, pledges allegiance to the Philadelphia platform, and indorses the State administration of Gov. Scofield. A resolution was also passed relating to Senator Spooner’s letter announcing that he would not be a candidate for re-elec tion. It takes him at his word and is ns follows: . “Wo record our high appreciation of the ability and service of Senator John C. Spooner. We receive his announcement of his determination to retire from official and public life with profound regret." The convention was called to order at noon, with 11. C. Adams as temporary chairman. He delivered his opening ad dress and the appointment of comniitlecs wus rushed through that the delegates might escape ~s soon as possible from the terrible heat of the convention hall. The convention met again at 3 o’clock. La Follette Is Nominated. Gen. Bryant of Madison placed Rob ert M. La Follette in nomination for Governor, and lefore it could be seconded half a dozen delegates were on their feet moving that the nomination be made by acclamation. The chairman put the mo tion and La Follette was made the nom inee by a yell that rose from 1,000 throats. 11. K. Butterfield then advocated the. renomination of all the present State of ficers front the Lieutenant Governor down. He closed by making a motion that they be renominated by acclamation. Again the yell aud the Republicans of Wisconsin bad placed their ticket field. Gen. George E. Bryant was placed in nomination for chairman of the State Central Committee and again the con vention spoke with one voice. A comffiittce. consisting of A. 11. Txmg. Isaac Stephenson. Congressman Babcock, A. H. Hall and Nils P. Haugen now re turned with the nominee for Governor, and there was several minutes of cheer ing. Mr. La Follette’s address was de voted entirely to State issues along the line of the platform adopted. He dwelt particularly upon those planks demanding amendments to the tax laws and a direct vote for nominating candidates. The convention adjourned with more cheering, and one of the greatest fights within the Republican party lines had coine to an end. La Follette wus waited upon at night by many of his old enemies who pledged hitn their earnest support in the coming campaign. State Committee Named. The new State Central Committee is: First District—G. C, Glttlngs, Racine, and Perry Wilder, Rock. Second District—A. G. Ziuitnernuir.n of Dane County and L. N. Coapmau of Colum bia County. Third District— Dwight T. Parker of Ad ams County and Juiue* A. Stone of Sauk County. Fourth District—W.'T. Duke and Charles Stuinpf of Milwaukee. Fifth District—g. K. Gernon of Wankesha and John J. Kempf of Milwaukee. Sixth District- Andrew Noll <f < n 111 met and C. E. Pleree of Marquette. Seventh District— F. M. Minor of Ean Claire and Dr. W. T. Sarles of Sparta. Eighth District- Prank Cady of Marsh field and Charles Reynolds. Ninth District- Warren T. Daria of Mari nette and Henry E. M ■Lnebron of Wausau. Tenth District A. M. Anderson of Grants bury at-I Janies M. Frcar of Hudson. Chinese Feet. The Tien Tsn Hui. or Hearerty Foot Society, has lot its object the dissuad ing of Chinese women fron. binding the feet of their children. When a member was remonstrated with for continuing the practice In the case of one of her daughters, she said: “We really must have one lady In the fam uy” The athletes of Greece in ancient times, when training for physical con tests, were fed on new cheese, figs sud boiled grain. Their drink was warm water, and they were not al lowed to eat meat. A Munich hospital is supported by the sale of old steel pens and nibs col lected from all part* of Germany. They are made Into watch springs, kni and razors. Of course tbe less faith a man has tbf more faithless he is apt to be. ft New Y’ork trade reports are still some what irregular, blit the general tendency of conditions seems to be toward improve ment. Money continues easy, notwith standing the rapid approach of the season when demands for large ainonuts will come from the South aud West for crop moving purposes. The banks at all tbe large centers are unusually well supplied with funds, and the surplus of the New York banks is about double what it was at this time in INP9. There is an abundance of money throughout the \N est and South this year, nnd the demand, therefore, is not likely to fall so heavily upon the Eastern hanks, as has been the case heretofore. The volume of business transacted in stocks is still comparatively small, but the tone of the markets has lately been growiug stronger and they ap pear to be gradually broadenlug out. Chicago speculation in the grain mar kets has been far from active during the week, and the course of fluctuations somewhat irregular. Wheat nnd the spec ulative commodities of the provision mar ket were higher at the close of Saturday’s session on the Board of Trade than they were on Saturday of the preceding week, while corn and oats were lower. An ex cellent crop of corn seems highly proba ble, and a fairly good crop of oats has been secured, notwithstanding some drawbacks which prevent the crop in its entirety from being spoken of iu the superlative degree. Those conditions were conducive to weakness iu prices. Speculators in wheat have boon finding it increasingly difficult to come to a defi nite conclusion with regard to the proba ble course of prices for the season upon v’hieh they are now entering, in conse quence of which business lias lacked the spirit that ch. acterizcs a period of strong convictions. The domestic wheat crop was never more puzzling to estimate, and there never was a season when more vigorous and searching inquiry was ap plied to the problem. In the sections of the winter wheat country where the crop has been damaged by the Hessian fiy, and iu the spring wheat region, where drought destroyed a heavy proportion of the crop, the usual difficulty of apportion ing the extent of the loss in its true rela tions to the whole—always a difficult problem—is this season rendered doubly prone to miscalculation owing to the seri ous damage here damage has occurred nnd the excellence of the crops where they escaped the ills of the devastated territory. MAN AND WIFE FIGHT A DUEL. Philadelphians Enguge In Combat Kiitul to Both. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Sinclair pulled triggers at the same instant and both fell dead in front of their villa at Dull ryn Mawr, u select suburb of Philadel phia Saturday evening. They had quar reled; the woman was armed and dared her husband to touch her. '''hen she threatened him, and in a lit of passion he challenged her to shoot him “down liko a dog.” With the devilishness of a woman, cul tured and advanced, Mrs. Sinclair delib erately entered the house, procured a re volver and, handing it to her husband, said: “We are equal now. I dare you to tight me like u man.” Sinclair coolly proposed a duel, his wife agreed, and be fore Mary Clark, the servant who heard nnd saw the preliminaries, could summon help the man nnd the woman husband nnd wife—had deliberately paced off five yards, counted pne, two, three -fired aud died in their tracks. Sinclair was shot through the right eye and his wife was killed by a bullet passing through her forehead on a line with her nose. Mrs. Sinclair was an ultra typo of the now woman. She affected manly dress, rode a diamond frame bic.vele and enter tained her friends with “red" tea* at which tea was never served. TO CONTROL ISLANDS. Philippine Commission Will Take Chorifc Sept. 1. On Sept. 1 the commission headed by Judge Taft will become the legislative body of the Philippines, with power to take and appropriate insular moneys, to establish judicial and educational systems, and to make ami pass all laws. No mon ey will be permitted to be drawn from the insular funds except by authorization of the committee. Judge Taft and his colleagues will also exercise certain exec utive functions. For instance, they will appoint judges, officials in the educational department and officers of municipalities which the commission establish i>ending elections. Gen. MacArthur will be the executive head to enforce the laws of the commis sion. and he will conduct the government in accordance with the same until the commission recommend* to President Mc- Kinley the appointment of a civil gov ernor. There Ims been an increase of in surgent activity during the lust three weeks, espeeially in the way of nmbushes and attacks upon small parties. New* of Minor Notes. Immense forest fires in California. Whitecaps at Platte City. Mo, Hogged Lo Berry because he would not dismiss his housekeeper. England holds Colombia responsible for the death of Reginald Pa is, a British subject, killed during the war. The Prussian Government is about to take measures to preserve various kinds of trees that are in danger of <vs.termina tion. i There are only two surviving Ameri can Vice-Presidents, Levi P. Morton of New York and Adlal E. Stevenson of Illinois. For an army of 30,000 men and 10,000 horses for three months it is estimated that 11,000 tons of food and forage are necessary. The extensive arid regions of aorthern Mexico are to be irrigated by canals froia aid extended by the Federal and Htato governments. Paris police are much stirred up by a rumor that Esterhazy, Dreyfus’ chief ac cuser, intends to return to ths French capital in disguise. Mrs. Ann Slate of Brooklyn, N. Y., whose son “Dan” figured in Mark Twain's “Innocents Abroad," was 100 years old July 12. Mr. Robert Y. Hebden. N'ojv York manager of the Bank of Montreal, at No. 50 Wall street, has received a single gold nugget fiom the Klondike region worth $125,000. Chevalier Trentanove, a sredptor of Washington, has been awarded ih£ con tract for erecting a $12,00i) monument to the Confederate dead, that will bo placed in Springfield, Mo. It is thought that Bloemfontein will ultimately become the Federal capital of South Africa and the residence of the governor general, while Johannesburg will ite the capital of the Orange River and Transvaal colonies. Mrs. James Gadsen, Schuyler, Neb., shot and fatally wounded her daughter, Alice, 13. The woman is demented, and imagined her daughter was to be cbopped up. The wire clothesline was .the cause of at least a down deaths last year. That number of women were struck by light ning and killed while removing clothing from the line. There are to-day but three bands of yamino!e<> left In Florida. So completely have these people been disintegrated that no tribal relations now exist between them: they have no acknowledged chief, anil they recognize n<> man's authority. They number about 000.