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WHERE THE GREAT BATTLE OF THE YALU WAS FOUGHT.
THE WHITE CROSS IN THE BLACK CIRCL& SHOWS WHERE OVER 100,000 MEN FOUGHT A DESPER ATE BATTLE. —Chicago American. The accompanying map shows how the Japanese at acked and a • lost destroyed the Russian army on the Yalu iiver. The -•upanese headquarters were at Wiju. the Rus dars’ at Antung. The little villages of Chiu-Tien-Cheng uid Kiu-Lien-Cheng were occupied by Russian batteries, ho hills surrounding these places Earing fortified. Early n the week preceding the battle the Japanese artillery at iViju and Ohongju, on the Korean side of the* Yalu River. *nd the Japanese gunboats which steamed up the river. >egan a duel with the Russian artillery. Late Saturday FIRESIDE JOURNEYS. Mine is an humble, toilsome lot. My home a lowly cot. And pleasant trips o’er land and sea Nor wheel nor sail e’er proffers me. Day holds me carebound, hut the night Cheery with heartfire’s glowing light. Vouchsafes rare journeys with the elves That hide in covers on my shelves. From open page these curious friends Come out at call, with power that sends Me in their wake, at lightning pace, Through storied realms of time and space, From frozen fields of arctic snow To voles where tropic splendors glow. Past craggy heights, o’er waters wide, Fearless we soar, we glance, we glide. Famed kings and lovely queens w<" greet; Knights-erraut in their journeys meet: With founders and explorers stray, Or talk with scholars by the way. Sages look on with solemn eyes. Dropping their queries and replies. While mystics breathe bewildering dreams. Till oil the air with wonder teems. Tlie sweet hours come, the sweet hours g°; Upon the hearth the fire burns low; Then dainty singers, dreamy eyed, From rhythmic covers softly glide. Crooning their low, delicious runes. And lulled by cadence of the tunes, I fail asleep amid the elves That hide in covers on my shelves. —National Magazine. MOD'S STENOGRAPHER. WELL, Tom Lingfield!” she cried gaily, holding out her hand as she came. “We thought you had given up your own country for good. You might have dropped us a hint you were coming, I think.” ‘‘l didn't know it myself unth half an hour before I sailed,” he said. “Well, here you are —Sybil of old days. [ would have known you anywhere, though you have grown half a foot since I went away. ••Which implies that I was very young five years ago.” she laughed “I was only IT, and a little simple addition will enable you to observe that 1 am not an octogenarian now. ••You don’t look very old,” he said critically. “I could almost believe that nothing had changed since I disap peared.” •*Oh, I am working!" she said light ly. “I have been working three years now. It is great fun. So I walk out every morning and I come in every evening, and I earn my little salary; and we pay as we go.” -Sybil.” cried Tom. his accusing eyes upon her. "And you never let me know!” • it couldn't be helped. Tom. dear.” she laughed. “Besides, I like the now life better than the old. My employer is lovely- ” “And I suppose he Is some old fos sil, making a fool of himself about you?” Tom said savagely “He isn't so very old.” said Sybil, blushing still more now. “And I am too lateT* he said bit terly. “I have dawdled about Austra lia while my chance for happiness was being lost here at home. Is it too late, dear?” "I am afraid it is.” she said softly and regretfully. “I’m afraid I like my employer very much indeed." With an inarticulate speech that was supposed to stand for good night he turned toward the door. , Tom! M she murmured softly. He was back In an instant, looking at her expectantly. “Tom." she almost whispered, "you'll understand how it is that 1 can’t give him up. I have loved him ever since I was grown up." And then Tom accepted his conge and went blindly out Into the night. The next morning he went into the great business establishment, that was cow bis since his father had died, to bury his troubles in work. To the manager he explained: “I want to take hold of things here. I will take up the correspondence at once. Have you a decent shorthand writer now? —not old Groves, I hope. Send him In, please." There was a quiet opening and clos- Jag of the door as the manager went night the Japanese general, Kuroki, threw his twelfth di vision across a pontoon bridge at Chaugju, while his boats were shelling the Russians lower down. The twelfth di vision seized the heights overlooking Kiu-Lien-Cheng dur ing the night and formed tnem. The Russian positions were untenable, and when the second division of the Jap anese army crossed at Wiju the Russians were soon com pelled to retreat, in the face of the Japanese artillery fire, across the little stream, the Ai-Ho, and flee toward Feng- Cliuen-Cbeng (Feng-Wang-Cheng). out, and another quiet opening and closing of the door as the amenuensis came in. She stood before him, her face rosy red, her pencil and notebook in hand. The head of the firm gazed at her with astonishment and t>ewilderment. Then he slowly arose. “Sybil!” he said, with the light of dawning comprehension in his eyes. “I have come to take your letters,” she said demurely. “Am I your employer, Sybil?” asked Mr. Lingfleld, still half-doubtful of his fortune. “I —I think you must be,” she said, In deep embarrassment. Tom Lingfleld walked gravely to the door and called the manager from his desk. He knew when to take the tide at the flood. “Miss Harper is going to be my wife,” he explained, thoughtfully keep ing. himself between her and the door. “You will see that it is impossible for her to go on occupying this position. Will you find someone else, please?”— Chicago Journal. PEDESTRIAN ISM IN FRANCE. Wulking Adopted as a Fad Cross- Country Ran* Fashionable. With the true Gallic enthusiasm that characterizes their acceptance of any fad or craze, the French people have taken up athletics, particularly the cross-country ruu or walk phase of the strenuous life, says the Illustrated Sporting News. This movement, which has had for its more direct inspiration the wholesale pedestrianisra that has affected all England during the sum mer and autumn of the present year, is confined tef neither class nor mass, but is the property of the whole peo ple. What is unquestionably the greatest of cross-country runs, or. for that mat ter, of any such contest ever held, was celebrated at Paris on Sunday, Nov. 8. This affair, called “Le Marche du Petit Matelot" in honor of a Parisian firm that provides 10,000 francs in prizes, received 4,348 entries in advance. Of this number 3.800 men. the employes of 100 business houses in the French capital, started on the forty kilometer Journey, and 1.347 of the contestants covered the entire course. The several prize winners were separated at the finish of what proved to be, apparent ly, a four-hour Journey by seconds only. So great was the interest taken in the affair that more than 200,000 spec tators witnessed the start and finish of the contest, many others lining the roads traversed by the walkers, so that the competitors went through liv ing hedges practically the entire dis tance. Each competitor wore a bras sard—a sort of white sleeveless jersey —with his number on the breast Sol THE LAST SNAG REMOVED. —Brooklyn. Exgla. dlers and gendarmes on horseback were called into use to handle the crowd, while on the march, once the small army had started, automobilists and cyclists, deputized as marshals, saw to it that the prescribed condi tions were adhered to, and that each contestant was unhindered o r unaided in his race. NEED NEVER APPEAR OLD. Chicago Doctor Urges Friend to Stand Erect and Retain Youth. “Don’t imagine you must become stoop-shouldered because you are growing old,” said a well-known west side physician to a friend on the Lake street “L” road. “Old people do not stoop because they are old, but they get old because they stoop. The stif fening of the tissues, which is the sign and accompaniment of age, is warded off by exercise. Self-indulgence in eating and in drinking and in iazy ways is the sure road to senility. “I have often been surprised and gratified to find that regulated move ments of the neck and upper truncal muscles, employed for the purpose of accomplishing something else, resulted in a conspicuous improvement in hear ing, in vision, in cerebration and, as a consequence, in betterment in cere bral circulation, aiso in sleep. Per sons who habitually maintain an erect position in standing or sitting are stronger than those who slouch. A person who stoops and allows the shoulders to sag down and forward and the ribs to fall back toward the spine shortens the anteposterior diame ter of the thorax anywhere from two to five inches. The lungs, heart, great vessels and otaer important structures in the thorax cannot live, move and have their proper being under such circumstances.” Wherefore, the proper thing for per sons who are not so young as once they were is to brace up. dress young and feel young. Sitting “hunched up” over a fire won’t do.—Chicago Chroni cle. Willing to Accommodate. Abraham Benedict tells of a school teacher in Rochester who had a great deal of difficulty with a few mischiev ous boys. One day when one of them had given her a great deal of annoy ance she said to him: “I wish I could be your mother for just about one week. I would rid you of your naughty disposition.” “Very well, I will speak to father about it” prompt ly responded the lad. The women think the wedding march is wonderfully sweet but to a man it sounds like a war whoop. If a man is mean to his wife, has he a right to complain when he finds that her folks know it? NAME TWO TICKETS. WISCONSIN REPU3LICANS HOLD RIVAL CONVENTIONS. One Faction Nominate* Governor La Follette, the Other Samuel Cook Spooner and Quarles Join Anti-Third Term Force*. ’La Follette Ticket. Governor—Robert M. La Follette of Madison. Lieutenant Governor—J. O. Davidson of Soldiers Grove. Secretary of State—Walter N. Houser of Mondovi. State Treasurer—J. J. Kempf of Mil waukee. Attorney General —L. M. Sturdevant of Neillsville. Railroad Commissioner —John W. Thomas of Chippewa Falls. Insurance Commissioner—Zeno M. Host of Milwaukee. Stalwart Ticket. Governor—Samuel A. Cook of Neenah. Lieutenant Governor—George H. Ray of La Crosse. Secretary of State—Nels Holman of Madison. State Treasurer—Gustav Wollager of Milwaukee. Attorney General —D. G. Classon of Oconto. Railroad Commissioner—F. O. Tarbox of Ashland. Insurance Commissioner —W. O. Roe netz of Sheboygan. Madison correspondence: Two Republican State tickets have been nominated in Wisconsin. Gover nor La Follette and ail of the State officers whose terms will expire next January were renominated. The stal warts nominated for Governor Samuel A. Cook, of Neenah, and in addition selected candidates for ail of the State offices The La Follette convention at the university gymnasium elected one set of delegates at large to the Chicago convention, headed by' him self, and the stalwarts another set, headed by United States Senator John C. Spooner. The La Follette delega tion complete consists of Robert M. La Follette, J. 11. Stout, of Menominee; Isaac Stephenson, of Marinette; W. D. Connor, of Marshfield. The stalwart delegates are United States Senator J. C. Spooner, United States Senator 3bseph N. Quarles, Representative Joseph W, Babcock, of Neenah, and Emil Baeiiacli, of Manitowoc. Same List of Electors. The only thing niton which they agreed wan in the selection of Presi dential electors. The La Follette con vention named the visual list of elec tors and the stalwart convention ac fepted it, hut only upon the under standing that it would be unwise and unpatriotic to imperil the prospects of the national Republican ticket in Wis consin by naming rival candidates for electors. Even this explanation was not conclusive enough in the stalwart convention to prevent a considerable negative vote upon the proposition. Both sides have already begun prep arations for the inevitable contest in the courts of Wisconsin. Senator Spooner has constituted himself chief legal adviser of the stalwarts, and it is his opinion that the matters under controversy can he brought before the Supreme Court fts a court of original jurisdiction and thereby settle without u series of appeals Claiming to have been deprived of their legal rights by the La Follette forces in the State Republican conven tion in Madison, the stalwart faction walked from the hall and effected a temporary organization of their own in another place. General Bryant, chairman of the State Committee, called the convention to order at noon Wednesday The roll was called and then the majority and minority reports of the Shite Committee presented. The ma jority rep ri recommended the seating of La Follette delegates from Ashland County. Dodge County, Eau Claire County, Grant County aiul Oconto County. It also recommended that the thirteen seats awarded to Sioux Coun ty be divided equally between La Foi lette and.stalwart delegates, and final ly that five delegates from the Second Ward of Milwaukee be deprived of their seats. First Siyfi-s of Storm. The first real sign of a storm ap peared when M. B. Bosenberry, of Wausau, in behalf of the minority of the Scute Committee, presented the minority report, protesting in detail against the unseating of the sixty-four stalwart delegates whom the majority proposed to throw out. Mr. Bosenber ry moved that the minority report be substituted for the majority report. "The motion is out of order,” said Chairman Lenroot Instantly a low growl of protest ♦lame from the rear sectious of the hail, to which the stalwarts had been assigned. Lenroot saw he had made a lvistake and submitted the question to a delegate named Hall, who enjoys the reputation in Wisconsin of being a parliamentarian of experience and ca pacity. Hall bold the chairman that the motiou was in order and it was en tertained. Nearly the whole afternoon was de coted to calling the roil upon the sev eral contests. The job was finished about 6 o'clock when the majority re port was submitted as a whole with the verbal understanding as explained by the chairman, that the vote would be recorded upon each contest minus the votes of the La Follette contestants directly concerned. State Senator Hmlnali moved that the temporary roll Is- declared the per manent roll of the convention, and tliat the temporary organization be de clared the permanent organization. Last Straw f r Stalwarts. That was the last straw for the stal warts. They bad expected it. but when it came they felt the time had arrived when they must take decisive action. Mr. Jeffries jumped on a chair and. after registering a protest, which was received with hisses and groans, he notified the stalwarts to meet at the Fuller opera-house at 8 o'clock. In stantly several hundred of their num ber arose and began marching from the hall. The former Attorney General, E. R. Ilit ks. of Oshkosh, who belongs among the supporters of S. A. Cook, of Nee Wire Grass Twine. Wire grass twine is anew product of the northwest, which promises to relieve the stringency of the supply of Manila twine during the wheat harvest season. The wire grass from which the twine is made is grown in Minne sota and Wisconsin, and other prod- j uets as well as twine are made from pt. C. W. Crawford, of Indianapolis, thus explains the nature of the new product: “For the last ten years or more,** j he said, "the wheat harvest season has 1 assumed the aspect of a bugbear t nab, made an eloquent plea for har mony and fair play. He spoke for twenty minutes. In conclusion Mr. Hicks appealed to the La Follette men to adjourn the convention until 8 o’clock, whereupon State Senator Ul rich moved that the adjournment be extended until 9 o’clock Thursday. Both Hicks and Ulrich were espe cially emphatic in their demands that the permanent organization be not ef fected. No attention was paid to them, however. Hudnall jumped on a chair and put the mot 5 n to the convention which he had previous’y made and it was carried by a storm of yeas from the La Follette men. Thereupon Cook's followers began to Leave the hall, Mr. Hicks with them. REPUBLICANS IN BOLT. Follower* of Governor La Follette Re nominate Him. Chairman Lenroot, presiding at the Republican convention attended by the 1-a Fol'ette delegates, rapped the gath ering to order at 9:40 o’clock Thursday morning and inquired if the committee on resolutions was ready to report Chairman Chynoweth of that commit tee reported that three members of the resolutions committee—Reynolds, Ben nett and Riordan—failed to meet with tfie committee, but that as prepared the report was signed by eight mem bers of the committee. The platform strongly indorses the national administration and the State administration of Governor La Follette. It was adopted unanimously. The roll call showed 58." v j delegates present. State Senator John M. Frear placed in nomination for Governor Robert M. La Follette. His speech was highly laudatory of the Governor and an in dorsement of his official acts through out two administrations. Several sec onding speeches were made. The roll call showed 385% votes, the complete strength of the convention, and Governor I/a Follette was declared the unanimous nominee. La Follette Speaks. The feature of the convention was the appearance of Governor La Follette before the convention after he had begn officially notified of his nomina tion. Governor 4.a Follette was ac corded an enthusiastic reception. In his speech of' acceptance he reviewed the work of his two administrations and scored the opposition for failure to carry out the promises contained in the party platforms. The resolutions adopt ed indorsed the national and State ad ministrations. Governor La Follette, in his speech of acceptance, dwelt at length upon the taxation question governing public sor viee corporations. He said, in part: Those gentlemen in this State who have arrayed themselves against an ad ministration WliioU lias sought simply to secure eqh&i and just rates for all shippers in' Wisconsin similarly situat ed, must be 'brought to understand that the Republican President of this country has declared that lie stands for exactly the same principle. He says specifically. “The rates of the railways should he, and must, he open to all shippers alike.” He further proclaims that the shippers shall not be left single-handed and alone to contest with the powerful corpora tions of this country for those rights. He says that it is the duty of the gov ernirc-Bt to see to it that such equal rights and equal privileges are furnished to ail. The platform indorses President Roosevelt, declares for the protection of American labor, and pledges sup port to the President and the Inter state Commerce Commission in their efforts to secure relief from the bur dens of public service corporations. Anti-Third Term Convention. M. G Jeffries, of Rock County, call ed the temporary anti-third term or ganization to order. J. R. Dennett moved that the tem porary organization be made perma nent. Chairman Jeffries responded in a whisper, having lost his voice in the parliamentary battle in the gymnasium Wednesday. The motion carried and the chair announced that Senator John C. Spooner and Senator Joseph V. Quarles had" consented to appear and speak before the .convention at the time the report of the committee o:i resolutions was received. This commit tee was not ready to report. The con vention then adjourned until 2 o’clock. Spooner’s Speech Feature. Senator Spooner, whose speech was the feature of the contention, de clared that he appeared before the convention to indorse its action with regard La Follette convention, and that he would stand by the anti third termers to the end. He said: I understand that this is the Republi can convention of the duly authenticat ed delegates of the Republican party. I have deplored the record which has cnaraeterized the last few years’ admin istration. I have supported the party, though at times it meant a supreme test of party loyalty. The crisis was inevit able. I hoped that it might be averted in a way compatible with the rights of the people. But when men are deprived of a prima facie right, not by a conven tion of their peers, but by a committee controlled in the interest of personal an. hition. then manly honesty demands jus tice. I am here to-day to indorse your action. I cast my fortunes, and I ani without political ambitions, with you to the end. Speaking of the control of La Fol lette over the administration. Senator Spooner said: “He who seeks to strangle the voice of the people is guilty of moral treas on to political system.” Senator Quarles followed, declaring his allegiance to the anti-third term ers. and denouncing what ho termed the disgraceful effort of the I-a Fol lette men to steal the State conven tion. He declared the convention to he legally organized and possessing a proper majority, and ended: “If you go down to defeat I will go down with you." Tlie resolutions passed by the con vention pay a tribute to the national standing of the Republican party. laud the present national administration, and contain a condemnation of the al leged faults of the 1-a Follette State administration. In reference to Sena tor Spooner the resolutions say: “The re-election of John C. Spooner by the uuanimous vote of the Republi can members of tlie last legislature receives the heartiest approval of the entire people of the State. They also urge the re-election of Joseph V. Quarles.* farmers who did nut have a large sup ply of twine on hand. Without twine binders cannot rua. and without bind ers it is impossible to harvest wheat. "The only variety of twine that could be used in the past was the Manila variety, imported from the Philippine islands. The supply of that always gave out before the harvest ended, and the lack of it often occasioned great loss. The new wire grass has proved to be equal, if not superior, to .Manila twine, and the farmers may rest easy now." VARIETY IN SLEEVES ALL SORTS ARE NOW STYLISH AND TO BE SEEN. Great Deal of Ornamentation la Per missible! but Many Women Are Rather Overdoing 1 . in/This Regard —Some of the New Hats. New York correspondence: St BOUT everything that ever was heard of in sleeves uow appears in the styl ish showing of them, this last be ing taken to include both what women are ‘wearing and what dressmakers and tailors are making ready for them to wear. Even the leg-o-mutton outlines appear now and then, and there are many sleeves in which the point of greatest fullness has crept above the elbow. These last present so pleasing an appearance that it would seem as if they must multiply. The upper, full portior of these sleeves Is plain, but from the point where the fullness is first caught in, to the wrist is enough of elaboration to please any one. In strong contrast with this type is a sleeve from shoulder to elbow and be- SAMPLE WAISTS AND A NEW WHITE GOWN. tow of the tight coat order, but It ends in a deep and dressy cuff, so it is hardly severe. All these are striking types, and most numerous of all are the sleet es whose greatest fullness is at or close to the elbow. Whatever the outline, there is orna mentation at the wrists, and if the bod ice be of at all dressy character, this embellishment is likely to be very fanci ful. In many examples the excruciations gotten in on sleeves between wrists nnd elbows are extraordinary. Frequently this portion is the most highly wrought of the entire gown, even when that is of elaborate nature. This tendency is re flected even in, walking suits, where in stead of the splendid frills of lace are pleatings of silk, these sometimes finish ed with stitching, again ornate with em broidery. In the increasing diversity of sleeves, too, they have become more in dependent of the gown. Only a few months ago the sleeves must match the rest of the dress in every detail. Now are seen models in which some of the complexity is in harmony, while the rest stands without echo or reflection in the general scheme. Black silk skirts are no longer sen-ice able with fancy bodices owiug to the de mand for harmony of color, but a black silk suit will be a very pleasing item of the summer wardrobe, one that will give dressy use without great outlay, and that should have fine wearing qualities. The quality, of course, is the newer soft sort, which is found in many grades, at least some of which should withstand much wear and tear. While this material is often made up with much elaboration, this is not necessary, for the silk has a certain dressiness of itself. A tailor suit Of it is sketched in the initial illustration. INCONSPICUOUS HAT TYPES. white buttons aci black silk bands firing Its trimming, Oressmakers employ deli cate touches of gold or color to set off their black taffeta dresses. A little red is very stylish. Self bandings and cord ing* are much used, accompanied or not by tucking. Since the fancy bodice must harmon ize in color with the skirt worn with it, it would seem as if makers should con sent to simple fashions in these waists, but the tendency is strongly toward high ly wrought effects. Three fancy silk waists appear in the accompanying pic tures. The first of these was white taffeta self-banded and embroidered In gold cord. Below this is shown a waist of pale blue crepe de chine, with white cord and pearl buttons for trimmings, and at the right of the picture is red silk waist trimmed with red and white passementerie. Buttons enter into the embellishment of such waists, and are to be had in great variety. Much braid is used on them, too, and they are a splendid field for the disposal of lace*. Handsome white dresses are trimmed in military fashion with gilt, and arw worn by older women than usually don such get-ups. The dress goods often Is some woo! stuff. White set off with gold appears also in silks, and without sol dierly suggestion. A sketch is given amoug these waists of a white silk pon gee gown embroidered in flower design with white and gold thread. Such dresses are new this season and make a fine appearance. In all the array of white that is usual during the warm months there will be very little of the black and white combination. Beside the relief of gold, there will be the touch of color, either being thought preferable to black. Never was the matter of so buying summer millinery as to have something to show for the outlay after the summer is over so hopeless. In dressy hats every thing is extremely perishable; feathers, flowers, the hats themselves. In simpler headwear the case is not much better. Women of ample means should make record milliner’s bills this summer. Com paratively simple hats of moderate size are much trimmed with flowers In the greatest profusion, or with a single rich plume or with a pair less fine. Lace is put on hats in quantities, such use being as characteristic of the new millinery a is banking of bloom and the mingling of blossoms and feathers. Some moderate types are shown here by the artist. The upper two in the picture were a red chif fon hat trimmed with white feathers a white roses, and a coarse white straw trimmed with white silk and pink roses. The lower were fancy soft white straw, with black velvet fold, lilacs and black ribbon pompons for trimmings, end a plain white straw with coarser tan straw and white silk for embellishment. The baby hat with frill of lace all about its brim is going to be much worn, and by women who not only are not infants, but who should not affect baby ways. Bed hats are geing prepared for gowns in which the same shade of red appears as trimming. Colored plumes are a mark of the season. Green straw tur bans with saucily upturned brims are much worn with rimple tailor suits, this including walkiug costumes. Fashion Notes. A three-decker parasol, each layer of which is scalloped aud fringed, is new. Crochet is a serviceable feature in ths trimmings of a handsome gown this sea son. The morning gown for shopping or general street wear should be quiet in tone. For the college girl there Is anew hatpin the shape of a silver-gilt mortar board. The separate waist may be “passing,” but the procession seem , a comfortably long one. It takes a dashing girl to carry off one of those vivid crimson creations with proper piquancy. There is a glitter and glint of gold on the lace neckwear intended for dress-up occasions. Most of the French sailors have large, round crowns, a wreath of posies and a fall of lace behind. No matter how many wraps on hand, one of those little blouse jackets of light silk is a necessity for summer evenings. The wraps do not differ perceptibly from those of the past season, inasmuch as their length and fullness remain about the same. The girl who paints couldn’t use her brush and colors to better purpose than in making a plain white $2 sunshade look like $25. Silver gray and lace are very chic, and crepoa de soie, in palest pinks, blue* and mauve*, is in request for the toilet de Jeune fills. A deal of shirring U> used as adorn ment and lace Interspersed with cording* contributes largely to the deep collars which continue in favor. Some of the eieeves are fashioned dol man-like, having but the opening for the arm, while the loose drapery falls from the shoulder, taking the place of a sleeve. The IS3O bonnets are still wonS, 1 and the marquise hat, with its pompadour wreaths, continues to hold its own. On the smaller hats the attractive velvet bow will have a revival. Cool fabric# such as pongee, #ilk and linen are the most practical for warm weather, their light weight being espe cially adapted to the necessary fullness required In the present modes. WWEEKULj One Hundred Years Ago. William Pitt was again appointed premier o f England, on conditions dic tated by the King that be should not support proposals for Catholic emanci pation or the repeal of the test act. It was rumored in London that the Government had received indirect overtures from France on the subject of peace, said to have been made through the American minister at Paris. The life of George Washington, com piled by John Marshall from his own manuscripts, was published simulta neously In England and America. Paris was preparing for the corona tion of Napoleon Bonaparte as Empe ror of the French. President Jefferson returned to Washington after a visit to Montieello, his home in Virginia. Seventy-five Years Ago. The battle of Pravadia took place between the Russians and Turks. In which 3,000 lives were lost nnd no im portant advantage gained by either party. The death of John Jay, the distin guished jurist and statesman, occurred at the age of 84 years. The Emperor of Brazil ordered that after 1829 no slaves should be brought into that country. Five thousand weavers at Spitals flelds, England, struck for higher wjtges. Several manufactories in Massachu setts shut down as the result of a de mand by their employes for higher wages. Fifty Years Ago. Santa Anna made a triumphant en try into Mexico, saying he had con quered Alvarez. The corner stone of the first Masonic temple in Chicago, on Dearborn street, between Washington and Randolph streets, was laid. U. S. Grant, afterwards President of the United States, Joined his father in the leather business at Galena, 111 Anew slave capitation tax was de creed in Cuba. The British gunboat Jasper blew up off Beachy Head. forty Years Ago. The eighth day’s battle of Spottsyl vanla was fought between the armies of Grant and Lee, with a loss of 10,000 on each side In killed, wounded and prisoners. Major General Richard Oglesby, Just from a visit with Genera! Grant, In the army of the Potomac, addressed a crowd from the balcony of the Sher man House. The Houseof Representatives passed a measure giving homesteads on rebel estates to soldiers nnd sailors. Boatloads of wounded began arriv ing at Washington, D. C., from the bat tle of Spottsylvania. General U. S. Grant tried to turn the left flank of I>ee's army at Spott sylvania, Warren’s and Wright's troops getting stuck In a quagmire and caus ing the movement to fail. | Thirty Years Ago. John Sherman, of Ohio, explained the provisions of ids famous finance bill to the United States Senate. President MacMahon, of France, ac cepted the resignation of the De Bro glie cabinet and dli "H-ted M. Goulard to form anew ministry. The Duke de Broglie presented his plan for an upper legislative body in France, which had caused the downfaU of President Thiers. Six vesseis arrived at Bridgeport, on the Illinois and Michigan Canal, car rying 34,200 bushels of grain, and four cleared from same port with lumber. Hamilton Fish, Secretary of State of the United States, was conducting negotiations for a reciprocity treaty with Canada. Twenty Year* Ago. Gladstone, in the British House of Commons, publicly denied the charges that the Government had deserted Gen eral Gordon. The office of Ross-dl Sage, in Wall street. New York, was besieged by a crowd which sought settlement of Mr. Sage’s losses on the stock market The New York banking firm of Fisk & Hatch collapsed. The House of Representatives passed the bill giving Alaska a civil govern ment. Ten Years Ago. Fire at Boston, Mass., destroyed buildings covering ten acres of ground, rendering 4,000 persons homeless. Talmage’s Brooklyn (S. Y.) taber nacle and adjoining residences were burned with a loss of s2,o<X>,ooo. Told In a Few l.inea. The heart gets wti’-y, but never geta old.—Young. The way to be nothfng is to do noth ing.—Howe. A gravedigger in Holland claims to have buried 80,000 people. There are seventeen metals which are more valuable than gold. The center of the country's cotton growing is near Jackson, Miss. In Finland and East Turkestan thun der storms are wholly unknown. Half of those who attend church ser vices regularly in Boston are Catho lics. No thoroughly occupied man was ever yet very miserable. —L, E. Lan don. Japan has 5,013 miles of railroads. America has furnished them 300 loco motives. One in four of the 630,000 immi grants who arrived last year could not read or write. A Parisian doctor has made the statement that bald heads and tooth ache go together.